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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. IV., No. 23 «^£&>
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Victims of Mob Vengeance tell Horrow-
ing Tales of Being Driven from
Home to the Woods.
Eight dismissals, one with'
drawal, and fifteen committals
was Wednesday's record at the
Nanaimo Police Court, presided
over by Magistrate Simpson,
which heard evidence in connection with the rioting atExtension
on August 13th last.
Those committed on the charge
of rioting are J, Anderson, Joe
Angelo. W. Bowater jr., S. Fair-
hurst, Archie Greenwell, D. Gil-
more. Isaac Greenwell, R. Hamilton, J. Murdock, J. Murray, J.
Sherwood, R. Struthers, W.
Watson and E. Morris.
Those dismissed were Chris
Pattinson, W. Bowater sr., E.
Pagloni, J. S. Greenwell, Thos.
Greenwell, N. Richardson, S.
Skoyvosky and S. Sherwood.
In addition to the above, Arthur
Jordan was dismissed on the Extension charge but held on other
Constable George Hannay informed the Court he visited Extension on Wednesday, Aug. 13,
being called there on information
he received that there was a
general riot in Extension and
property was being destroyed.
Witness identified Joe Angelo,
W. Bowater jr., ArchibaldGreen-
well, E. Morris, W. Murray,
Chris Pattinson and William
Watson as being members of the
crowd. There were probably 150
men armed on the day of the
disturbance. Witness had a conversation with Chris Pattinson
and Angelo and witness asked
them to try and get the crowd
under control while he got the
men from the mine. The mob
was threatening and witness
feared a general shoot-up. The
bullets fell so fast that witness
got away from the dump. Eventually the crowd gathered on the
twn side of Extrusion and the'
destruction of property commenced. Witness saw a number of
houses destroyed also a portion
of the tipple, the work of destruction feeing done, by the mob.
The rioting was going on all
afternoon and coJi'iinued up to 2
o'clock the following morning.
In reply to Mr. .Darlington witness stated he hadl a conversation
with Chris Pattinson and Pattinson made an attempt to quell the
disturbance but could not. There
was a bulletin in , the Free Press
window stating six me.'* were shot
at Extension, but he.eouid not
state whether or not thL*>'bulletin
•had.'the.effect of   causing-fir
Nanaimo men to; rush out to *lx.f
tension?-;armed.      Witness sa'*w
Passerines store being looted and
also saw Angelo with the crowd
which was damaging the property
Witness also saw Angelo with
the crowd which was damaging
Shires' residence.    Witness did
not see Bowater senior do any-,
thing nor did witness hear him
say a word,
Robert Tait, miner, gave evidence and said he saw- Angelo
drive into Extension on the forenoon of the 13th and saw him
hold a mass meeting at the post
office. Saw Angelo point out; to
the meeting the houses which
were subsequently destroyed.
J. Antonia stated he was outside the mine at Extension on
Aug. 13. There was trouble that
day when the strikers came over
the Tipple. Witness had his home
burned the next clay. Witness
spent the night in the fields
because the strikers were after
him. Joe Arch fired a shot at the
witness and also another man
fired at him. Witness saw Angelo
in a crowd some of which carried
guns and clubs. The crowd that
Angelo was with burned houses,
broke windows and destroyed
Mrs. Cosier informed the Court
she resided at Extension. Her
piano and sideboard being broken.
Witness did not recognize any of
the mob as she was fleeing for
her life.
Miss John informed the Court
she saw a crowd of six or seven
come out of Be van's house and
go over to Cunningham's house.
Witness saw the crowd break
down the front door of Cunningham's house, then go inside and
set the place on fire. Witness
would not say that Bowater set
fire to the house but he was in
the crowd that did burn the
Mrs. White informed the Court
she visited the home of a certain
woman in Extension on Wednesday, the woman being in bed at
the time with an infant four or
five days old. Witness visited
the woman's home early in the
morning and again in the evening when she found the house
empty, the woman having left
the house. The door was broken
off the hinges and witness believed the woman had become frightened and left. Witness did not
know the woman's name, it being
an Italian name which she eould
not pronounce.
Mr. Shoebotham Informed the
Court that the woman's name
was Mrs. Catherine Jeloniese.
This completed the case for the
Crown, Mr. Shoebotham requesting a withdrawal of the charges
against Pagloni, J. S. Greenwell
T. Greenwell, Arthur Jordan and
N. Richardson, the request being
acceded to by the Court.
Mr. Darlington argued for the
dismissal of the charges against
Chris Pattinson, Bowater sr., S.
'voysky and S. Sherwood, and
evidence had been submitt-
their behalf the charges
t the;ji were withdrawn.
aft. ••
ed on
Those  as mention in the open-
?rah   were   thereupon
and Court adjourned
"norning next.
ing  para
to Monday .
Mrs. E. C. Emde, who has
been spending the last three
months visiting friends in'North
Dakota, returned home by Thursday's boat.
C. K. Mogg, teller at the local
branch of '.he Cananian Bank of
Commerce, leaves on Tuesday
next for Vancouver, having been
transferred to a similar position
in that cily. Mr. Mogg's many
friends will be pleased to hear of
his promotion. He will be succeeded by Mr. Barrett, of Revelstoke.
Mr. Charles Simms, practical
jeweler of Vancouver, has accepted a position with T. D. McLean, and is now in .charge of
the Courtenay branch.
Mrs. Richard Dowdall returned
to Victoria on Saturday.
Rev. B. C. Freeman returned
from a trip to Alberni on Monday.
Evening classes in Stenography
three times a week. For particulars and terms apply to Miss
Muriel Bate, P. 0. Box, 279,
Milline-y opening at Miss
Dency Smith's, Courtenay, takes
place to day. See advertisement
on last page.
His Honour C. H. Barker came
over the road by auto on Tuesday
and held county court Wednesday. He disposed of a few applications for naturalization and returned to Nanaimo.
Three drunks from Courtenay
were fined $5 and costs each on
Sixteen special provincial police
arrived on Thursday evening by
the S.S. charmer. Four remained
at Union Bay, twelve coming to
Cumberland, where they are now
distributed around the city.
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist church held their regular
monthly meeting on Tuesday
evening at the home of Mrs.
Edwin V. Ashcroft.
Sixty men from the British
Columbia Garrison Artillery of
the Canadian Permanent Force,
stationed at Victoria, arrived on
Saturday evening and replaced
the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders,
who left for Vancouver the same
The Union Hotel, which is situate outside the city limits,
will be one of the most finest
hotels around here when the new-
addition is completed. The painters are now busy on the hotel.
Grand fall millinery opening,
all the latest New York and Paris
models are now on-hand at Mrs.
John Gillespie's, next door to the
Union Hotel near the railway
The Ladies Auxiliary held their
regular meeting on Thursday at
the home of Mrs. Alex Cameron
and decided to hold Hospital or
Red cross day on Saturday the
13th. The ladies are having
another meeting early in the week
The Ideal Ladies Tailoring
Company, of Montreal, has ap
pointed Mr. P. Dunne, merchant
tailor) of this city their agent for
Cumberland and district. Mr.
Dunne has now on hand 250 different samples and fifty different
styles of ladies garments to
select from. The prices arc i ight.
The famous case of Campbell v.
cave came up before city Police
Magistrate J. Maitland Dougall
at the Provincial Police court on
Friday afternoon. The usual curious crowd was present to hear
the evidence for the prosecution
and the defence. This is the case
where Alex Campbell charges
Forest cave with being a members of an unlawful assembly.
Mr. Alder, of Nanaimo, appeared
on behalf of Alex Campbell, and
P. P. Harrison appeared for the
defendant cave. The presiding
magistrate considered the evidence very carefully and dee'ded
that it was insufficient to send the
accused up for trial, and the case
was dismissed.
Mr. Alder told court his client
had instructed him to indite cave
before the Grand Jury, he will
prefer and prosecute an indictment respecting the charge
against cave at the next court of
competent criminal jurisdiction.
Died at Nanaim o on Tuesday
Sept. 2nd, 1913, Alvin H. Piercey,
aged 19 years, son of Mr. S. J.
Piercey. The funeral will take
place from the family residence
at Sandwick on Sunday, Sept, 7.
Dr. D. E. Kerr, dentist, will be
in courtenay from Sept. 14 to 21.
OUT-PUT 11,911 TONS.
The output of the local mines for
the week ending Friday, Sept. 5,
totals 11,911 tons.
Application for a Licence to
take and use and to store or. pen
back water will be made under
the "Water Act" of British Columbia as follows:—
1. The name of the applicant is
The CanadianCollieries Dunsmuir
2. The address of the applicant
is Pemberton Block,Victoria,B.C.
3. The name of the stream is
Boston Creek. The stream has
its source in un-named mountain,
flows in a south easterly direction
and empties into Comox Lake
about 2 3-4 miles from east end of
4. The water is to be diverted
from the stream on the east side
about 1 3-4 miles from its mouth.
5. The purpose for which the
water will be used is domestic.
6. The land on which the water
is to be used is described as follows: Bevan Town and No.7Minc.
7. The quantity of water applied for is as follows : 2 cubic feet
per second.
8. The quality of water to be
stored is sixty-six thousand gallon
9. The reservoir site is located
on Supply Creek, 5,000 feet from
No. 7 Mine.
10. This notice was posted on the
the ground on the Fifth day of
September, 1913.
11. A copy of this notice and
an application pursuant thereto
and to the requirements of the
"Water Act" will be filed in the
office of the water Recorder at
Cumberland. Objections may be
filed with the said waterRecordcr,
or with the Comptroller of water
Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
By (Signed) W. L. Coulson
Out of Sixty-Five Original Arrests All
But Thirteen Will Face Trial on
Charge of Rioting.
Ladysmith, Sept. 3. Fifty-two
men accused of rioting during
tho recent strike disturbances
were committed to stand trial by
Magistrate Stewart this afternoon. Sixty-live men were arrested, but during the week thirteen were liberated. Yesterday
the charges against A, Senini,
John Celle and A. Gaudino being
The charge of stabbing against
four Italians previous to the rioting on August 12 was commenced
but owing to the failure of the
electric lights the court had to
order an adjournment. The four
accused are charged with assualt-
ing James Hatfield, a striker. It
is alleged by the prosecu'ion that
the affray was caused by the fact
that the prisoners were acting as
strike breakers and were angered
at the attitude of the union men,
so took the first opportunity of
maltreating a striker. The case,
it is alleged, had a direct bearing
on the rioting that followed it.
As soon as the cases now before
the court are disposed of, six
boys will appear on a charge of
unlawful assemby.
It was intimated by the crown
that seventy more charges will
be laid against men, whom the
evidence of witnesses at the pre-
liminery hearing just completed
have implicated as being connected with the disturbances.
The Cumberland conservative
Association held their regular
meeting in the conservative Hall
on Wednesday evening, and decided to hold a grand concert and
dance on Thursday, Sept. 18th,
in the Cumberland Hall. The
committee are now busy preparing a programme which promises
to excel anything that has appeared in Cumberland. The general admission to concert is 50c,
reserved seats 75c, dance $1
admitting lady  and gentleman.
The following letter which appeared in the Province of Sept.
3rd. needs no comment; —
Editor Province,- There has
appeared in the various papers
published in the city a notice
that the strike at Britannia Mines
had been declared off, a compromise having beem arranged
with the company. So faras this
company is concerned we desire
to state that no compromise of
the strike has been arranged by
or on behalf of the company, and
so far as the company is concerned the conditions are the same
as they were in February of this
Britannia Mining&SmeltingCo.
The City Council held a special
meeting on Thursday evening to
consider what action should be
taken concerning those persons
who are in arrears for taxes in
the city. The city clerk was instructed to notify all persons in
arrears, and if the taxes were
not paid at once a land tax sale
would be held on Nov. 22, 1913.
Alderman Beveridge asked
leave to bring in a land tax sale
bylaw at tho next sitting of the
city council, which was granted.
Len. Cawthorne, on behalf of
the members of theU.M.W.ofA.,
asked permission to hold a demonstration in the city park on
Tuesday, Sept. 10, that day
being the anniversary of the
commencement of the so-called
holiday. He was informed that
the council did not think it necessary to grant permission as the
park was for tho use of the
High class Piano  for Sale.
Apply Elk Hotel, Comox, B.C.
Ladies' Tailored Suits
To the Ladies uf  Cumberland  and ctciuity:
We would like to take  your  order for your
Fall Suit, Coat, Skirt, or Dress.    Latest Styles
Newest Fabrics,      Moderate Prices,
The Ideal Ladiea' Tailoring Company
of Montreal.
Merchant Tailor
The Wretchedness
of Constipation
less,'sad Indigestion.    Tliry  do their duly,
S .nil Pill, 3ao.ll Dose, Small Price.
Genuine inu.tb.-ai Signature
buiiii-uiii'i! uetter limn linen ami no
(sundry Lulls. Wash It With soap and
Jl'atcr. All Btorofl or direct. State style
ind Bl»e. For 26c. wo will mail you,
63   Fraser Avenue.  Toronto.  Ontario
Una. WiwstrOW'a BooTMiwa syrup lias b««
■teed for over SIXTY YBAKSby MILLIONS of
W the best remedy for DIAURHOU, It is al>
lOlutely harmless. Be mire and ask for "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take 00 other
Und.  Trt-cuty-hvetentsa bottle.   „
WANTED at once
• Persona lo work for us
In spat*-; tlmo tit lionte. No experience
required with ottr NEW ART COLORING PROCESS Easy ona fascinating
work. Good pay. No canvassing. Write
for Instructions (freoj.
313 College Street. Toronto, Canada.
Cleans nnd disinfects
everything in your
homo from the collar to tho nttlc. Put
It on your cluster ond
dust Hardwood Floors,
Woodwork, Linoleums,
Pianos, Furniture, etc.
Makes everything just
like now. Money refunded If not satisfactory.   Made hy the
Hamilton, Canada,
The Soul of a  Piano  is the
Action.   Insist on tha
Piano Action
J reat success, tl iti'S chronic wf-wiikkss, lost vtf.oa
VIM, KltiNKY, ULAimKH, disk ASKS, BLOOD poison,
'MT.RS. KITIIKH Uo. llltL-Clslsn. ur MAIL 81. MOST 4 C 1*9
loiorno.   win ik fob FRKI book to Die U; ci.khc
MKl-.CO, lUVrltSIUCKItfr, HAM PS If. All. I.n.MJUN, Kstl.
Very Bad, Indeed
Francis Wilson, ot a luncheon In
Orammercy Park, waa congratulated
on hla French pronunciation.
I've I)-en taken In my time, Bald
Mr. Wilson, for a Parisian. This
shows what perseverance will do. I
had a hard time ln tha beginning to
learr* French.
In fact, in ihe beginning I wns as
hopeless as the chap whose French
teacher said to hlui: Hereafter monsieur I can only teach you by correspondence.
Why? asked tho pintl.
Because, said the teacher, If we
keep- on this way, your pronunciation
will spoil mine.
I tell you, old man, tliere's always
tooot at the top, said Jlmpsouberry.
I haven't a doubt of lt, said Languish, but the worst ot it Is there
U never any elevator to take you up.
A Billion for Muslo
A statistician or a man who delights
la computations, has figured out that
In Canada and tho United States, a
billion dollars n year Is spent upon
music. How he arrives at his conclusion Is not v.'ry succinctly set
forth. If .,'ow York, he says, Bpends
$100,000,000, It Is putting the figure
very low to suggest that the remainder of the North American continent
spends $000,000. This ls undoubtedly probable, but a billion dollars Is
a vast sum and takes a deal of milking up. It so great a sum really Is
«pent in this way there Is ono thing
pretty sure, namely, that lt could not
be better applied.
h. pi us,,
''GHTS   -
50c. a box or six boxes for $2.50,
at all dealers, or The Dodds Medicine Company, Limited,    Toronto,
An Indian's Bravery
A striking story ot the courage and
self-sacrifice ot which the American
Indian at his best is capable la given
by Mr. O. II. Mills ln the Des Motnes
Kogister and Leader. It was told to
tlie white men by the famous Sao
chief, Black Hawk, who himself saw
the incident.
It all began with an unfortunate
quarrel between an Iowa and a Math
quakit, In which the latter k'lled the
former, and then ln a moment of
frenzy scalped his victim. The two
tribes were at peace, and this act, allowable only tn time of war, was in
Indian eyes an Intolerable breach of
good faith,
The Musquaklea offered all sorts of
reparation but the lowas would accept
nothing but the person of the offender
to be tortured nnd put to death ln
propitiation of the outraged spirit of
the dead man. To this the Musqu-
ankles agreed on condition that the
culprit bo given a month to fortify
himself for his terrible ordeal. But
Just as the month was about to explro
ho fell ill with a raging fever. ln
that condition ho could not be carried
across the prairie but a failure to produce him at the appointed placo would
arouse tho suspicions and perhaps the
hostility of the lowas.
A council was called to debate the
matter, before which appeared Cono,
a brother ot tho sick man. There are
no squaw-men In our family, he declared.     I will go In his Place,
The others tried to dissuade him,
and described to him the tortures he
would havo to undergo; but lie insisted upon making the sacrifice. Accordingly, an escort was selected to
accompany him, at the head of which
Black Hawk, then a young but widely
respected chief, waa placed,
I never saw a more pathetic scene
said Black Hawk, than the parting of
Cono and his father and mother and
other relatives. The whole tribe was
overwhelmed with gloom.
In the middle of the afternoon Ihe
party arrived at tho Jowas' village.
Cono had asked that his Identity
should not be disclosed, tut one of
the lowas, who was present at the
time the young Indian was slain, saw
that the guilty party was not being
delivered and Black Hawk told the
whole story. The lowas accepted
It as true, and after a brief council,
consented to the arrangement. Tlie
death clrr'e was staked out and patrolled with armed guards, and Cono
was placed In Its centre, while his escort was entertained ln the tepee of
the chief. It was a chill November
day, and the sun was just sinking
behind the cliffs of the Des Moines
River when the escort left the camp.
They paused on a hill about a halt-
mile distant from tho camp. They
could see that the fires had been lighted round the death circle, and ln the
hush of the evening came the plaintive sound bt Cono chanting his death
Having travelled some two houra,
they halted and made camp. About
midnight hey het.rd tha clatter ot
horses' feet, and in a moment more a
single horseman rode up. lt was
Cono I This was his remarkable
The fires of the death circle were
burning brightly, and the squaws with
their burning sticks were preparing
to make tho first attempt to extort a
cry ot pain and agony, when au old
man. the father or the dead Indian,
raised his voice.
Stop! he said, let mo speak. I am
the one that has suffered, my ton waa
killed and scalped by a Musquakle.
I was hungry for revenge, and were
tho one that killed and scalped him
here, would shout with Joy at his
tortures. But this young man is
brave. Never have I seen such
bravery beforo. He 13 too good a
man to torture and kill. Release him
and let ..lm return to his own people.
Although the entire village a tew
hours before had been eager for revenge, there was a murmur ot approval, as the old man gathered his blanket about his hand and took his seat.
Without anyono's making a single objection Cono was removed from the
circle and given food and drink. A
few hours later he was led from the
camp, allowed to mount hU own pony
and depart In peace.
Sunshine Fum
Your fuel bills will be lower and you'll^
get more heat, evenly distributed all over the
house, if you install a McClarp Sunshine Furnace.
The Sunshine pans for Itself la a veiy few years 1
by the saving it effects. Call on the McClary dealer]
or write our nearest Branch for full information.
851 .
New Rifle Sight a Boon to Hunters
Brainerd, Minn.—Recent trials mate
by A. H. Porseh and Frel Brltton
with the Remington Arms Company'!
new negative angle sight have proven
quite satisfactory, says ths Daily Dispatch. Using a target two feet wld*
ar d three feet high with a six lnoh
bulls eye, each of these men fired
eighty shots at the several ranges for
which the i Iglit ls Intended, and scored eighty hits each which, had the
target been a deer, would have made
a kill ln each Instance. Groups ot
five shots were made ln several Instances within a space that could have
been been covered with a twenty-five
cent piece.
■ When the fact that the conditions
under which these men made their
trials were most aggravating, ls considered, there being a strong wind of
varying velocity blowing across the
line of fire, the results obtained are
admittedly most remarkable.
These men have proven to their satisfaction that the Remington negative
angle Bight la a success it usei as It
Is Intended to be used, it is a good
sight for the man who shoots a rfflo
only occasionally and who ls therefore
rather unfamiliar with the Judging of
distances and the adjusting ot sights
to the distance estimated. Practice
with a rifle on a fixed target should
be indulged ln by all hunters before
going Into the woods in order to familiarize themselves with the gun they
expect to use and If more practice
were Indulged In by hunters before going to the woods there would be a
larger percentage of kills made with
a lower percentage ot accidents.
The sight has not yet been placed
on the ma.-ket.
Miller's Worm Powders, being ln
demand everywhere, can be got at any
chemist's or drug shop, at very small
cost. They are a standard remedy
for worm troubles and can be fully
relied upon to expel worms from the
system and abate the sufferings that
worms cause. There aro many
mothers that rejoice that they found
available so effective a remedy for the
relief of their children.
Orient of the West
There were features of picturesque*
mss nnd beauty in llie region named
Chinatown aa it existed ot old ln San
Francisco. A sketch In tho Craftsman presents these interesting pictures.
It is said that between 10,000 and
40,000 people according to the season
ot the year lived in the eight solid
blocks ot this old Chinatown -lived
as they might have back ln Canton,
a real life of genuine homes and quiet
Industry. There was a Chinese
Chamber of tommerco ln their midst
and the wholo Pacific const reckoned
with the body. Tliero were merchants fabulously rich.
There were wonderful festivals In
the days of eld Chinatown where the
Chinese ladles came forth lu myriad
colored robes with trousers of pale
shades with gorgeous embroidered
coats, with Jade and gold In their
hair—garments taken from cedar
chests and worn only on great occasions. The Chinamen of these old
days, a writer tells UB, were an honest people, honest be.'ond our strictest Ideas. They attended to their
own business and did not Interfere
with ours. They were people of
dignity and cleanliness. American
merchants learned that none need
ever ask a note of a Chinaman iu a
commercial transaction—his word was
ilia bond.
PraUe for Young Astor
When Vincent Astor says: It ia better to have dead grass in tlie parks
than dead children In the tenements,
ho proves that a young man can inherit millions without getting soft
hands and a hard face, to use Mr.
Roosevelt's expression.
It la especially gratifying to know
that this particular young man, who
is- ln a position to do great good, has
broad sympathies and a real understanding r f the purposes of public
If more y ning men of the same sort
took thla same democratic attitude
Park Keeper Stover would receive
fewer complaints from people who
think it more important to have grass
above the ground than children above
Vincent Astor haa Inherited good
sense and sound Americanism.
Young Astor has inherited vast properties in New York, many of them
tenement properties. His attitude
In the matter of the parks gives promise that these will he administered on
humanitarian principles and that the
great Influence he can gain ln municipal ... ..Irs will be exerted In behalf
of people not ao fortunately horn aa
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper
Duvl Scars Without a Duel
A German business firm has printed an advertisement in which lt offers
to Imitate the scars obtained in university duels, Every one knows
those facial disfigurements which are
bo Prized by tlie Teuton, but It is dlfll-
ti It to say wills* ls the moro striking
the enterprise of the German firm
which offers to decorate men's facea
with Imitation wounds of honor, or the
vanity of tho men who accept the offer.
In Germany these scars are held to
enhance manly beauty, and they con-
ter a special cachet on the disfigured
one. But hitherto scars have been
tlio result ot sabre wounds nnd not of
a process without pain or interruption
to busluess.
The only building material that has not increased
in price is
CANADAPortiand cement
It makes concrete that you can depend upon lot satisfactory results, whether you use it for * allot a garden walk.
High quality and low price are made possible by efficient organization and   manufacturing
economies due to a large and growing demand.
See that every bag of cement you buy bean the "Canada" label—it is your guarantee
of satisfaction.
Canada Cement Company Limited, Montreal
Writs for a frel cop) of lis boss '' Whet tie Farmer Can De With Concrete."
Pipe Stems
It seems curious to reflect, In view
of the universal use ot vulcanite as
pipe mouthpieces, that this material
was quite unknown a few years ago.
Prepared, as everybody knows, from
india-rubber, it Is. undoubtedly the
most durable and serviceable material pipe mouthpieces. For many years
these were made from the vulcanite
run Into moulds while hot, aud after-
Ferry Across Panama Canal
Paradoxical though it seems, tha
first task for the army engineers after
they have succeeded in severing tlie
continents of North and South America ly tho Panama canal wlll be to
re-establish the connection. If* is necessary that communication by rail be
retnined unimpaired between tlie
north ond south banks of the canal,
especially If ihe railway Bystems of
wards trimmed and polished. A very |North and South America ure to be
great Improvement was effected, saya
the Cigar and Tobacco World, wheu
It was discovered that a much harder
and betler article, and one capable
of taklug a higher polish, could be
produced by cutting from the solid
block of vulcanite. The so-called
block Is a slab ot about four feet by
two feet and 1-2 inch or 3-4 inch In
thickness. These slabs are first cut
by fine circular saws luto narrow
strips of the required size, sub-divided as to length, turned In the lathe,
trimmed by files, bored and finally
polished ln readiness to be affixed to
the pipes. A little heat carefully
opplied is all that is necessary for
bending vulcanite.
Billy, while being reprimanded by
by his teacher for some misdemeanor,
sat down, leaving her standing.
Sho reminded him that, uo gentleman should seat himself while tho
lady, with whom ho is conversing remains standing.
But this Is a lecture, replied Billy,
with a grin, and I am the audience.
Tourist—You have au unusually
large acreage of corn under cultivation; don't the crows annoy you a
grent deal?
Farmer—Oh, not to any extent.
Tourist—That's singular, considering yon have no scarecrows.
Farmer—Oh. well, you see I'm out
here a good part ot the time myself.
How the Leader Was Drilled
As the motor car approached the
street corner a young man sprang
directly in front ot it, and waving
his arms, cried: Now come on, will
you? The car struck him squarely
ln the chest and threw him 10 feet
ahead. Rising quickly he rushed at
the car again and was thrown ahead
again. Ho was about to make another rush when a policeman caught hold
of him. What's the matter with
you? growled the constable. Oft
your head? Not at all, replied the
young man. I have been appointed
to lead the suffragettes' next big raid
and I was only just getting myself
Into condition.
TJlMl, V. Hcnkels, an auctioneer,
was talking about the wonderful Hale
autographs which he Bold last month.
Benjamin Franklin's autographs,
said Mr. Hcnkels, showed him as always shrewd and witty. It waa
Franklin, you know, who replying to
a revolutionary letter, which said:
The cream of the English army ia
now in the field, answered.
I suppose y.u mean the whipped
When a man can travel as far on
his nerve as o hers can on an excursion ticket the railways are sure to
lose money
An Oil Without Alcohol.—Some oils
and many medicines have alcohol aa
a prominent ingredient. A judicious
mingling ot alx essential oils compose
tho famous Dr, Thomas' Hclectric
Oil, and there Is no alcohol in it, bo
that lis effects are lasting. There ia
no medicinal oil compounded that can
equal this oil la its preventive and
healing power.
At present, ;.a>'3 Mine. Ojire de
Pratz In 'France from Within,' many
Frenchwomen who havo been educated
in the public laicized schools refuse
to wtar this symbol of their bond (a
v.eddlng ring), so that there aro many
married women lu France who wear
no wedding ring at all—a terrible heresy Indeed, In the eye3 of some Anglo-
Saxons. The French wedding ring,
the author adds, Is generally made In
two parts, the wife wearing one and
the husband Iho other, both rings being blessed at the altar wheu there la
a religious ceremony.
Father—Yon have no senBe; I am
goln„ to cut you off with a million.
The Sen—If you do I'll disgrace the
family hy riding round lu a secondhand auto.
linked ro as.to afford unbroken con
nectlon between New York ant'. Buenos Aires. Bridges high enough above
the canal to permit of the passage ot
ocean-going vessels with their- lofty
masts, are out ot the question, while
a plan to tunnel under the canal haa
been nhr.ndoned because of the great
cost. Finally the decision has inclined to a system of .large steam car
floats constituting a gigantic ferry,
which probably will bo located near
Camp Elliott.
Mlnard's   Liniment   Cures  Garget   In
One of the things which helps swell
the t.livelier'-] expenses, both in this
country and abroad, ia the extra, lt
may or may not be charged ln the
bill, but It is cure to be paid for. Probably even lhe most generous traveller
however, wlll have some sympathy
for the gentleman In the following
story, who was made to pay liberally
for a certain nnnoylng privilege.
During his stay at the hotel the
weather had been very hot.
Charles, said the landlord to the
clerk who waa making out the bill
to he present:!', to the departing guest,
have you noticed that the gentleman
in No. 7 has consulted the thermometer on the piazza nt least ten times
every morning during his Blay here?
Charles replied that he had.
Well, said the landlord, charge him
the price ot one dinner a day for tho
uso of the thermometer.
Hats and Architecture
It has been pointed out that tbe)
form ot the hat bears a certain relation to buildings ot a primitive nature—hut.i. A distinguished architect
haa Invited attention to the curloui
resemblanco that has existed and that
ls still to be found In many countries
between headgear and habitations of
other buildings. It may be that tha
same taste, or the lack of It, has gift
en rise to the similarity of style, or
in the beginning the designer of tha
hat may have taken the hut aa a model.
In the Hawaiian lalanda long befora
the Inhabitants took the trouble ta
clothe themselves, they built gram,
houses, and at the present time tha
characteristic Hawaiian hat ia remark-
ably like the hut.
The turbans ot the dignitaries of tha
Eastern Church are still of the shapa
of those worn by the high priests
among the Jews of olden times, and
they aro extraordinarily like tho char-
actcristic tomes that surmount mosques. Again, lt Is pointed out, tha
high pointed Bplres of Gothio churches were contemporaneous with ths
high hornlike headdress known aB ths
lienniii. It Is believed, too, that Ilka
results may be found after a compare
Ison ot olher styles of architecture
with the l.eadgcar ot tie period wherein they flourished.
It was an arduous task for tho
teacher to drum luto her youthful pupils the principles of arithmetic.
Now, listen, she said, In order to
subtract, things have to be lu the same
denomination. This ls what I mean:
Now, you couldn't take three apples
from tour peaches, nor eight marbles
from twelve buttons. It must be
three apples from tour apples and so
Do you understand?
The majority seemed to grasp the
idea. One perky little youngster in
the rear, however, raised a timid hand.
Please teacher, he Inquired, couldn't
you take three quarts ot milk from
two cows.
Try Murine Eye Remedy
It you have Red, Weak, Watery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 50c.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
25c,  50c.    Eye  Books  Free  by Mail.
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liurltii   Eyt   Ksmiady   Co.,   Oblc»so
A Direct Hint
Well, Johnny, my dear, how nre you
getting on with your French?
Oh, very well, uncle. We translate qulle nice F.enslble sentences now,
such :-.s: My undo never allowi ray
birthday to pass without giving me
a present, or It la certain that my
uncle will give me something quite
splendid this time.
Gecrg'a lawyer (to colored prisoner)
—Well, Ras, eo you want me to do-
fend you.     Have you got any money?
Itasti'.s—No; but 1'se got a mule
and a few chickens, and a hog or
Lawyer—Those wlll do very nicely.
Now, let me see, what do they accuse
ou of?
Itastus—Oh, a mule, and a few chickens, and a hog or two.
An old darkey was encountered by
the expedition sent by Uncle Sam
for the relief of sufferers by the Mississippi floods. Uncle Eph was ln
a dilapidated looking skiff or dugout,
which he was having considerable
trouble to keep afloat. He waa busy
paddling with cno hand and balling
out his craft with the other when ths
relief boat came within hailing distance of him. The captain of the relief boat called to him: Hello there,
uncle! What do you want? Nothing
hut wings, boss, waa the answer.
Our new bookkeeper can't seem ta
see a mlst.-.ke when It's pointed ou*
to him.
lie's r. ball fan. Don't allude to
them aa mistakes; allude to them ss
bonehead playa. He'll understand
that all right.
The Information editor received this
letter from a freah youth:
Kindly tell me why a girl always
closes tier eyes when a fellow kisses
The editor replied:
It you will send us your photograph
we may be able to tell you the reason.
Canada as an Egg Importer
Canada ls a fine agricultural country and hens thrive in every province:
Also we have abundance of cheap
feed. Yet Canadian farmers fall far
short ot supplying the number ot
eggs that Canadian egg eaters demand. During the ten months ending Jan. 31, 1913, Canada exported
$30,406 worth ot eggs and Imported
$2,327,924 worth. That is to 6ay,
while we were asking tlie other fellow
to pay us $1 for our eggs, we were
paying him $76 for his.
True love talks little and sets fool-
Antiseptic Hand Cleaner
'Softens and whitens the hands- removes
the most obstiualc stains —oil, grease,
Br LE ROY CADY end K. A.
i Agricultural College.
TBn raspberry trill succeed on
sny good corn soli It likes s
great deal of onolsture. A
north slope Is Minuted best
Cbs presence ot sn abundance ot bu-
gws In tbe ground chosen Is desirable.
I Tha best fertilizer to nse Is stabls
Manure comparatively tree from stravr
sjr foal weed seeds. Apply s fairly
heavy dressing to clover or timothy
Hubble In tbe fall and plow under. It
*%* ground Is already quits rich Id nl-
ttsgsn It may be desirable to grow s
snp of roots or potatoes previous to
■sstlug tbe plants or even to dispense
pith tbe manuring sltogetber.
It Is desirable to plow in tbe fall
tad allow full weathering. It plowing
gssat be done ln tbe spring tbe top
|art(on of tbe soil shonld first bs trior-
tagbJy stirred wltb s disk or otber
itrrow. In the spring, If tbs plowing
hss been done In the fall, as soon as
the top of the soil dries sufficiently It
•hould be dragged, follow wltb s
desk or spading barrow, working tbs
bsrface up thoroughly. Some growers
(refer to apply well rotted stable ma-
pert Just previous to this treatment
Tims to Plant
Tbe upright or suckerlng vnrtetles
stay be set with good results In tbe
ML Tbe .black caps, or the tip growing
■Mis. must be planted in tbe spring.
HVsTT'iintll good, large sprouts bars
started from tbe tip plant
Practicable raspberry propagation Is
tone only by menus of sucker plants
trricaL stsrntiiKrts arran rucNmo.
■nd tip plants. To obtain sucker plants
Ibe planter should dig up tbs little
tucker sprouts whlcb stand tn the outer
(art ot llie hills or rows. Cnre should
he laden tu get a good portion of lbs
running underground root But ths
best possible respite wlll usually bs
secured by digging np several large,
thrifty plants In Ihe fall Cut the roots
h three lncb pieces and stratify tbem
•ter winter In the spring sow these
Is shallow drills In well prepared gar-
■Vti soil.   This method requires a yenr.
Kor Hie tip plana tbe tips ot tbs
growing runes may be allowed to droop
•sd toucb the soil In the latter pnrt
•f July. If the soil Is loose and extremely dry they should bave earth
flared over their tips with a spnde or
hoe. In late fall they wlll have rooted
Blrely. Wben laying down the canes
for the winter a foot or more of tbe
sane should be cut free nnd allowed
le stick up, to mark their position.
Two methods ot plsntlng are In
•ogue-the hill and the continuous row.
We believe tbe check bill system Is
Cultlrntlon should be begun as soon
Ss the plants nre set It shonld be
shallow, but kept up all summer long.
The soil should never be sllowcd to
hake or crust The' best tool ts the
horse five shovel or fourteen tooth cultivator.
The patch shonld never be seeded
iow-n, tier should grass be allowed to
creep In. If one wishes to ripen ths
cones In late summer millet, oats or
buckwheat may be sowed thickly to
(nke up the moisture lo the soil, if it
Is desired to enrich the ground for tbs
coming year, sny beans or Canadian
fens may be used.
Mulching Is sometimes used as s substitute for cultivation, but Its success
hi doubtful.
Pruning snd Thinning.
Not more than two shoots should be
•Honed to grow from encb plant ths
Irst yenr. 'The second and succeeding
fears each bill ot tbe suckerlng kind
Wilt-produce a great many shoots.
Only four or live of the strongest
should be allowed to develop.
The drooping sorts throw ont tbelr
•boots from Ihe root near tbe crown.
Tbe treatment for tbe first yenr Is stmt-
ter to that for the tuckering kinds.
The second and succeeding years firs
•t iii canes may be allowed to develop.
Tbe cones wblch hnve borne fruit
•hould slweyt be removed soon sfter
Vie crop It hnrvesicd.
If ons wishes to grow the berries
Without Inylng them down lo winter
Die young shoots should bars ths tops
flnrbed out of them wben Ihey ars
l|h»»t fifteen to twenty Inches high.
fcsytng them (town ta witter Is tlways j
Shetp Insert net. j
Vsrleties shonld bs limited.    Peats
sad diseases srs utntlly sot prsunt
sr tbs; srs rstdlly controlled.
Ths currant must bsve s moist cool
soil.   Tbs best results srs got on s
strong clay loom or even on s stiff ]
clay It It Is tn s good stats of cultivation.   A cool northern exposure Is best
snd comparatively low, moist ground,!
with some sbniK, will often bs most
desirable,     t'lantiuj  smong  orchard ,
trees Is practicable.
A doieo plants will furnish sufficient
fruit for the ordinary family. Tbey
should not bs set out along fence rows'!
snd allowed to grow op In weeds and
grass. Large quantities ot barnyard
manure should be worked Into the situ
before snd sfter setting tbs plants, j
Currants can be grown from seed, [
bat ths method Is not oted except by
tbe plant breeder.   Plants srs usually
procured from nurserymen.
Tbe plants used are grown from cut-,
tings of tbe ripened wood or from lay-1
erlnga   Tbe cuttings are made from
tbe current season's wood In August
or September sfter tbs lesves bars
fallen.    Tbese   sre   mode   teres   or
eight Inches long and srs planted ln
well prepared garden soil, wilb ouly j
an  Inch tbove ground, four Incbes
apart In rows threo feet apart    By i
winter root growth will bare started,
and In ths spring they will start off
snd grow strongly.   Tbey should bs
kept well cultivated ln tbe growing |
seaton to conserve tbs moisture.   They
sre sometimes planted wben ons year
old, but tbs best results will be obtained by allowing tbem ts grow for
two seasons before setting.
The branches may be rooted by
bending tbem down and covering with
soil, leaving tbe tips exposed. After
one season tbey sbould be cut loose,
lifted nnd grown ln nursery rows for
ons season before being planted out
Tbey ars also layered successfully by
cutting off tbe clump, encouraging as
many young shoots ss possible and '
tben mounding soil In snd about tbem
to s belgbt of elgbt or ten Inches.
In ;nrge plantations tbe best plan Is
the clock system. Use a single plant
to establish a bill and plant 8 by 6 feet
for best results. Where continuous
rows are used ths plants sbould stand
VA or 4 by 6 feet
Cultivation and Mulching.
The currant must not be cultivated
deeply, tor It Is s shallow rooted plant
The necessary moisture must be maintained by continual surfacs cultivation
or by mulching.
Ashes, sawdust straw and manure
sre used for mulching. Hardwood
sawdust it not worked Into the soil, Is
probably ths best Apply to s deptb
of several Inches. Manure Is good and
tends to keep a supply of plant food
slways at band. Tbe best method ot
mulching Is to confine tbe application
to the bills and within the row, where
the continuous row Is used. Tbe space
between ths rows ls cultivated.
Pruning snd Thinning.
The plants probably produce tbs best
fruit and tbe larger portion of It on
tbe two and three year old wood.
In practical field culture four to
eight main stems are allowed to develop, and s system of renewing by cutting out tbe wood over three yenrs old
Is followed. The grenter part af ths
fruit Is borne near tbe base of tbs
shoots. For this reason It Is advantageous to nip back the growing shoots
In tbe summer season wben tbey bsvs
reached about eighteen Inches.
Harvesting and Mtrktting.
Tbe currants, If to be told, tbould
never be stripped when one It picking,
Tbe steins of tbs bunches should bs
cleanly severed from the branches.
Tbe trult Is said to mnks better Jelly
wben picked Just as the currants sre
ripening and while the fruits on ths
tips of tbe bunches srs green.
Winter Protection.
Currants wlll usually be sufficiently
protected In tha northwest It ths
branches srs simply gathered up snd
tied In s bundle.
Pksts snd Diseases.
Tbe greatest pests of tbs enrrsnt ars
tbs currant worm, currant borer, leaf
spot and mildew. Directions for controlling tbem may be obtained from
any agricultural experiment station.
Tbe gooseberry Is closely related to
tht currant It Is largely used green
for sauce, for pies ond tor canning.
For Jam and preserves It Is usually
preferred rlpo.
Tbe cultivated sorts sre derived
from European sources, tbe native
wild species and hybrids of these species. Those of European snd hybrid
species nre larger nnd heavier bearers,
but ore more susceptible to mildew.
However, tbis once Insuperable foe ts
Bow readily controlled by proper methods of planting, cultivating and spraying.
The gooseberry It generally qnlte
hardy In tbe nortbwest and wlll succeed alongside the currant The propagation and planting are Ibe same as
for,thnt fruit. In fact Identical treatment may be given It wltb tbe following variations:
Tbe proffiictlon will be larger and
the size and appearance of tbe fruits
wlll bs better If one third to one-half
of the new growth Is cut off each
year. Tbe berries must be picked wltb
gloved hands, s stick being used In
tbs left band by some pickers to
spread ot bold tbs bushes apart Tbey
srs marketed In tbs ordinary quart
boxes, although In some localities tbs
large English sorts srs packed In ten
pound trays. Wben so- packed tbey
sre faced In ths receptacle, Just ss srs
the Isrgs western tweet cherries wbsn
aliened up on lbs city market
A surprise Fer H»,
.One of tbe grestett singers of Francs
Wss returning from New Tork on ■
German liner. One evening, glancing
It tbs program of ths concert tbst was
Is bs played at dinner, tbe saw a tri-
Smphal mutch celebrating the German
victory of 1871.
She Immediately conceived that ths
selection of sucb s piece wss an Insult
to ber and announced to a friend thai
Ibe would express her disapproval st
(he proper time.
Tbe captain noticed the great srttst's
■gltatiou and glanced at the program
to tee what caused lt; tben. with a
taint smile, be spoke to one of ths
waiters in a low tone.
At tbe moment when tbe German
triumphal march was due to begin ths
French sluger, who could not control
ber agitation, prepared to leave tba
Tbe first chord was played, the artlsl
irose and stood, pale, agitated and
amazed, while the officers and other
passengers also got up tnd willed
sympathetically at her.
And tbe band played "Tbe Mnrselb
Prompt Lttson.
Some years ago there was tn s cer-
tain town a Judge whose Ideas of tha
majesty of tbe law at the time of his
accession to office were unbounded,
tnd bis sense of bis own importance
ts tbe representative of Justlco wns
also great. At one time two persons
quarreled In the Judge's presence. Oue
man struck the other, aud tbe Judge
Immediately ordered his arrest ou s
charge of assault and battery.
On tbe day of the trial the defendant
pleaded not guilty.
Instantly the Judge, who wns a short,
stout man, wns on his feet crimson
faced and puffing with Indignation.
"What do you mean!" he demanded
of tbe prisoner without any preamble,
"What do you meau by saying that,
when I saw you and hud you arrested?
1 fine you $100 for breach of peace and
another $100 tor contempt of court, sir.
1 reckon." said the judge, his nostrils
dilating wllh rage and Injured dignity
-"I reckon that'll tcocb folks to be
careful how they call this court a llarl"
Not a Thunder Expert.
Tbe masterful manner ln which
some people evade an Issue was mentioned at a recent dinner wben this
one was recalled by a naval official:
"In New Orleans one night," ths
officer si id, "there was a man on tbs
stage wuo offered to answer by mental arithmetic any question tbat might
be asked by tbe audience. Just so
long ns the questioner remained In
the expected channel the sailing wns
easy, but dually one man gut beyond
tbe bearings.
"'If you please, sir,' said the man.
rising from his scat 'How far off can
you hear thunder?'
"'I can't tell yon, sir," wns the
prompt response of tbe wonder on the
" 'You can't tell me?" responded the
fan.   'Why, I thought'—
"'Not about thunder,' replied the
stage party, doing s quick piece ot
dodging. 'You see, lam s lightning
calculator.' "—Washington  Post
Would Take s Long Chance.
John D. Rockefeller once called two
little boys over to blm. Be said to
one: "Johnnie. If I give you a dollar
what will you do with it?" Johnnie
laid: "I'll put It In tbe bank and let It
draw Interest until It gett to be a hundred, then a thousand and so on until
I get as much as yon got" "Very
good," eald John D. "Here's the dollar. Now, Tommy, what would yon do
with a dollar?" Tommy snld; "First
I would change tbe dollar Into two
halves, the two halves Into four quarters, tbe four quarters Into ten dimes,
the ten dimes Into twenty nickels, the
twenty nickels Into a hundred per*
Dies." "Why would you do all this?"
asked John D. Tommy replied, "Well,
somebody may make a mistake."-'
Kansas City Star.
Oyster Liquid.
Only one oyster opener In fifty seems
to know that tbe best thing by far
about an oyster Is the liquid In Its
shell. Watch tbe other forty-nine and
you wlll see them wantonly wasting
this precious, fragrant liquid, and In
many cases they wlll serve tbo oyster
on tbe flat shell, so that you get no
Juice at all. Always ask for them on
tbe shell, nnd don't be afraid after you
bave transferred the morsel to your
month to drink tbe liquid from the
shell. It may not look elegant, but
'elegance be hanged l-Henry T. Fink's
"Food aud Flavor."
Now and Then.
A young wife after s stormy scene
"It was different before we married.
Ab, yes, you loved me then-mid
"1 love yon now and tben," said her
husband calmly. "Itevtsed version,
don't you know."
Ht Meets the Demands of Duty and Is
Greatly Honored.
Tbe general beckoned lo the aid.
"Have you found the man who led
the torloru hope, the first nut ii to scule
the enemy's earthwork V"
"He Is here, general."
The man ctttne forward. The general
unpinned the medal from lhe breast
of his coal and held it out lo the hero.
"Take tills, m.v brave fellow," he
said, uud his voice shook witb emotion ns he extended his arm,
There was a sudden click. i
"'Thank yuu," said the strange,
"Thnt ought to be first class. Easy,
natural, dignified.   Thank you again."
The general stared.
"How Is this':" he demanded. "Just
as 1 am about to hand tu you the
Jeweled emblem of surpassing bravery
you draw a camera ou me. Are you.
not n soldier?" |
"AJo a soldier! No. no. I'm uot
brave enough for a soldier."
"But yuu led the forlorn hope':"
"Because It was my duly."
"I don't understand."
"1 had to do it or get scooped.**
"Then what nre you?"
"I'm n sinfr photographer, general!"
And just then the headquarters bund
hegnu playing "See, the Conquering
Hero Comes." nnd tho photographer
ran out nnd photographed the baud.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Spending Is merely puffing out yonr
personality.     It   is   like  the   trailing
feathers I" a  peacock—like tlie long
train ley* fc.sliiunahle wuninu.    Why
dues the barefoot negro boy acquire
four yellow dog's?    They add to his
personality.   Why du we all-sliopglrls
uud   plumbers,    fashionable   literary
hacks und gentlemanly  financial  pl-
r.-iles-spend every cent we get. lion. \
csil.v and dishonestly, wisely and oth-
erwlsely?   Wu stretch nut ns far as we
ran. nnd vanity, my friend, is the only
balloon that never hursts.    Why does |
the slag grow hums until It can hardly make its way through the forest?
And why did Absalom wear his locks
so long lhat they caught In an nak
tree and held bim until Juab and his
men came tip?    Vanity!    Vanity!    In i
some tribes they worship the fat man,
who has put much fund under his glis- I
toning'skin*.1'  A'niong other tribes they I
. worshlrs.-joiu/cc the servants yon em* |
ploy without'using, fhr' tlie'food yon I
purchase withdut ciiMiir.   To spend to
use Is vulgar; to spend lo'wnsle Is the j
only admirable and admired spending.
Kinlsl—Walter  E.   Wcgl lu Buturday
Evening Post i
How It Happened.
"I have a wife and four children ln
Chicago, and 1 bave never seeu one of
them," remarked a Chicago man ouo
Mrs. Dulge, who was noted for her
Inqulsltiveiic'ss, looked toward him In
great surprise. After a moment's
pause she asked:
"Were you ever blind. Mr. Evans?"
"No, madam," was the reply.
"Did you marry o widow?" the woman Inquired. ''
"No, indeed," he said.
There was silence ngain while the Inquisitive woman tried to solve tha
problem to her satisfaction. Failing
lo do so, sbe nsked:
"Didn't I understand you to soy, Mr.
Evans, that you bad a wife and four
children in Chicago and had uever
seen oue of tbem?"
"Yes; that was whnt I sold."
"How can lt be thnt you never saw
one of them, Mr. Evans?" asked the
"Why, madam." replied the man,
"one of Ihem was born after I left"—
Harper's Bazar.
Everybody Happy.
A wealthy young woman from the
west was recently wedded to a mem-
ber of the nobility of England, and the
ceremony occurred ln the most fashionable of London churches, St
George's, Hanover square.
Among tlie guests was n cousin ol
tho bride, ns sturdy nn American ns
con lie imagined. He gave an Interesting summary of tbe wedding wben
asked by a friend whether the marriage was a happy one.
"Happy? 1 should say tt was," sold
tbe cousin. "The bride wns happy, the
mother was overjoyed, Lord Stick-
leigh, the groom, was In ecstasies, and
bis creditors, I understand, were In s
state of absolute bllss."-Llpplncott's.
Necessities of Life.
A merchant In the West Thirties
takes pride In selling novelties, tricks
nnd puzzles—things that wiggle or
waggle or wuggle or woggle. He buys
toslnnler those clever mechanical Inventions, toys and devices. They nre
originated dally nnd die perhaps as
quickly. You know tho kind. Wheu
you see tbem on the sidewalks you
stop and look, then dig your hand In
your pocket nud say. "That's pretty
clever. I'll Just take one of those
home." Then you make It wiggle or
wnggle or wuggle or woggle for the
family, and the neit day the spring ts
How to display these things nnd
make a department of novelties wns tv
poser. Finally, however, ho lumped
them In one corner of his establishment and hung over them this description: '
"These are things you don't know
you are obliged to hnve until you see
them." And standing room In that
corner ls et a premium.—New York
Losing Faith.
Old I.ndy-1 don't believe this sure
cure tonic Is a-goln' to do me any good.
Friend-It's highly spoken of In the
Old I.ady-Tes, but I've token forty. |
seven bottles, and I don't feel s bit j
better. I tell you what It is, Sarah; I'm
beginning to think these newspaper
editors don't know everythlng.-New
York Weekly.
Goodby to the Old' Home;
"Is your son coming back to tbe farm
when he completes his college course?"
asked the minister.
"1 dunno," said the old man; "I dun-
no. The money he has to spend fer
books nu' board ain't gain' to leave no
farm fer him to come bock to, I'm
afeerd sometimes."—St Louis Globe-
That's Different
A Mystery.
"There's one thing I on't understand."
"Whafs that?"   '
"Why any roan sver mokes np his
mind to be s cuok."- Detroit Free Press,
Alwsys Something. ^^
I Rod this life upsetting". q<9
Things never f. -n to come my way.
It's bard tu get ssleep st night snd
bnrd to keep uwsks by day-Wsahliic
ton Herald.
Rlobbs— When It fumes to sn srgo-
stent a man generally (Ives In.   Slubbet
-Yes.    Rnt have yoa noticed that *
woman stldost gives sMt-lssattaa TJs>
Jones-James, I benrd you using profanity to the horses this forenoon.
Conchninn-No, suh; no,suh! I'svery
careful ob de hossis, sub! I wuz talk-
In' to my wife, sub.-Chicago News.
A Safe Topic
In his book "The Bnlknn War" Mr.
Philip Glbbs, the war correspondent,
snys that the official regulations for
war correspondents who were sent out
to the Balkans were appallingly severe.
Mr. Oibbs found that he was forbidden to describe the disposition of
troops, to give tbe names ot generals,
the names and numbers of the wounded, the success or failure of Bulgarian
troops, tbe state of tbe soldiers' health.
the conditions of tbe climate, and so
on. Wben.the censor hnd tuld him all
this Mr. Olbbs asked blm politely:
"Will you tell me, sir. If there Is anything about whlcb we shall be allowed
to write?"
The censor thought deeply for a moment nnd then answered quite gravely:
"Tbere Is much Interest in Bulgarian
"Perhaps," Mr. Olbbs suggested ssr-
castlcally, "I may also be permitted to
describe tbe sang of tbs birds?"
"By sll mesne," said tbs censor cordially.      	
Official Cats.
Nowadays there do not appear to bo
■ny human rat catchers on the establishment of tbe civil service, but some
government offices maintain cats for
tbis work. At tbs general postofflce,
for example, tbers Is s staff of cnts
charged with the duty of protecting
his majesty's malls from rats. In return tbey are provided, out of the public purse, with free board and lodging.
The staff of tbe Deptford victualing
yard Includes cats. In France cnts
sre specially trained for government
employment To fit tbem for service
smong military stores tbey sre at first
sent for one or two voyages on a war-
ililp. If they prove equal to killing
the rata always found ln the holds of
large ships they are promoted to s
shore billet—London Standard.
Drops and Minims.
Drops vary ln size according to ths
conditions under which tbey are produced. Some are large and some are
small, some long snd some short The
drop of tbe druggist ls called s "minim," of whlcb 4S0 go to moke a fluid
ounce and 70,800 to make s gallon. An
actual experiment In filling s one
ounce, measure will probably show
that 400 drops makes s fluid ounce.
Tbo average drop Is 20 per cent larger
tban tbe minim.
Power of Mind.
"I wos out motoring tbe other day."
"Yes. ond I come to n river, but
could find no means of getting my machine across."
"Well, what did you do?"
"Ob, I just Bat dowu ond thought It
Pompey'e Example.
Pompery, being commissioner for
lending groin to Borne In time of
dearth, when be came to the sen found
It very tempestuous and dangerous.
Insomuch as those about hltn advised
blm by no means to embark, but Pom-
pey said, "It Is of necessity that I go,
not that I live."—Lord Bacon's "Apothegms."
"There are sonic things." snld the
man with the high brow, "Hint inuney
won't buy."
"1 s'posc there sre," replied the one
wltb (ho overlapping chin, "but there's
no use tryln' to use 'cm lo get sn extension of your credit"—Chicago nee
ord Herald.
A Minor Part.
"I didn't hear you sing nr speak ot
the strawberry festival. Why don't
yon come forward ond show some public spirit ot these nffolrs?"
"I did piny a minor part. I gave the
strswbeiTlss."-WuhlngtoB Herald.
Lincoln's Desire.
Die when I may, 1 want lt tsld of
me by (hose who know me best lhat
I always plucked a thistle and planted
t flower when I thuught t (lower
would grow,-A bra Im in Lincoln.
After a Day In the Open.
After a blowy, dusty Jaunt outdoors
tt is uecessury tu reuiuvu whatever
grime the skin may have collected, but
If a good Jercc batli with hut water and
soap ls taken at night, as It should be,
this temporary scrub con be done with
cold cream. Pick up a good dab of
the cream wltb the fingers of tbe right
hand, smear those of the left nnd work
tlie unguent into tbe skin with both
bauds, going round tnd round over
each spot wltb tbe finger tips.
After the skin has absorbed as much
ut the cream as lt will, wipe lt as dry
os possible with a clean cloth and then
go over It with another rag dipped lu
sutue guud toilet wuter made hut. Itose-
wotcr. violet or lavender will do, hut
the heat ls required for a guod effect
Ibe warm perfume acting ns an astringent.
When washing the faro during the
day lu this manner the throat should
nlso receive (he same treatment su as
to keep its condition up to that uf the
But If the skin does not respond well
to the cleansing with cream a leu-
spoonful of the following lotion might
be used in a small quautily uf clear
warm water:
Tincture of benzotn 1 oun.t
Tincture- of musk  Z drams
Tincture of ambergris  I drums
Rectified spirits  6 ounce!
Orange (lower water  1% pints
Add the tinctures to the spirits, then
mingle with tlie perfume wnter. II
only a small quantity uf the lotion .Is
needed have it put up by n druggist, at
lu this way the proportions are certain
to be measured correctly,     x
This lotion ls cooling nud refreshing
to the skin, astringent, blenching nnd
BOfteutng, and if the tenspuoufu! Is put,
In only a cupful of warm water It will
hnve n better effect than if u larger
quantity of water were used.
The effect of massage upon the face
skin Is magical. If llie massage is
done at home cure should he taken not
to drng down tlie muscles of the checks
or to work the throat in such a way
that the skin wlll be loosened too much
under Ibe chirr. The movements needed are very simple. The tips of the
fingers of both hands are put at ths
center of the forehead first and worked round aud round. They nre then
run toward tbe temples In the sums
mu nner.
The cheeks are massaged upward,
the throat away from the center toward the ears, and after the rite Is over
a cold spray nnd n rub off with cold
wnter und benzoin are needed for
astringent purposes, ns. together with
tbe unguent required with such manipulation, massage ls loosening to ths
To travel hopefully Is belter than to
l arrive and Hie true success Is to labor,
i -Kobert Louis Stevenson.
New Gospel of Prettinets.
Serenity, not vivacity. Is the chief
sld to beauty.
Dr. Bertha Sober, a Viennese beauty
adviser, says:
"Brainstorms, envy, nagging, nervousness and Jealousy, nil these things
wumen must stamp out of (heir lives
If they would be healthy and fair.
"Serenity ls more tban n fad among
up to date women who make tbe most
of themselves After years of wasting
nervous energy American women nre
beginning to understand how Inimical
to good looks and well being are ths
bablts of hurry and worry.
"Poise and good cheer ore now being
practiced as religiously ns deep breathing exercises nnd gymnastics. 'Vivacity at any cost,' wblch used to be Ihe
motto of tbe fashionable woman, Is uo
longer observed.
"And, thanks to the change, we are
less afflicted wllh nervous glgglers and
empty chatterers than formerly. In
view of present Improvement tn woman's self control and manner we may
even hope for a time when an afternoon tea In full swing won't found like
a babel ot phonographs.
"In New York, where I have spent
several years, the women ore even
more carefully groomed than those
whom I knew In Paris, where matrons
actually fifty-five yenrs old deemed lt
s disgrace to look more than thirty
years old. With proper habits of living, thinking nnd grooming, any worn-
sn can be yuung and attractive look-
lug even at Hie grandmother period.
"To me tbere Is something und In
the appearance ot a woman who seems
to be surrendering meekly to Hie touches of time. A woman too stout or too
thin, who merely combs licr Irnir any
old way ond allows lines and sagging
muscles lo disfigure her face, Is really
The Sun Bath.
Select tbe si lost window In the
bouse, one wllh n southern exposure
preferable. Throw up the simile to the
top—better yet. open the window -mid
spend your working hours In the light
Instead of poked off In some dark corners.
Do not sny you have no lime. You
tuny hnve to tnke Hme to be III, nnd
your days drag when you feel slug.
cl-h and heavy from lack nf light and
It Is not necessary to sit In Idleness
by your sunny window. Here ths
mending basket can he emptied, hooks
rend ond fancy work finished.
If the spring sun tempts you to Insl-
ncss don't feel you have rnmmlttrd •
crime In yielding to It Loaf nnd drears
In fresh nir nnd sunshine part of nut
day nnd you wlll he better wlvtt\
Bothers sad housekeepers. infi iBiiAJNUeH, OkUmtiBntiAWli, n.i:
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^i)e 3teCcm&er
Published every Caturdday at Bumberland, Vancouver island, B.C., by
Edward W. Bickle. Editor.
Subscription: $1.50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rates furnished on spplieation
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible ior views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published In the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
icluse publication ot any lettert
A notorious liberal scandal will be aired shortly in the
Dominion Exchequer Court when several ex-cabinet ministers
will probably be called to testify in a suit over the disposal of
Deadman's Island, a valuable island off the City of Vancouver
and which is needed in the new scheme of har&our construction
being carried on by the government; at the coast city.
This island, which is worth iome four or five million
dollars, \v«s leased to Theodore Ludf/ate, a well-known Liberal
politician, hy the old government in 1889 for the paltry sum
$500 a year. This lease was for twenty-five years and was
renewable. The land is military property and it is claimed
now that Sir Frederick Borden had no right to sign the lease
and that it was never properly passed bv council.
Tim City of Vancover from the first vigorously protested
against the property bejng practically t/iven away in this
manner. Tho city, in addition to wanting the Island for harbor
development purposes, was anxious to retain it for a park and
claimed that it was part of Stanley Park, which the city owns,
Ludgate's lease was really for the Vancouver Lumber Company
which proposed to ruin the beauty of the island by cutting all
the timber.
Tliere has been a long ler/al fight over the ownship of the
island, and since the Borden government has come into power
tlie Federal authorities have tried through the courts to get
re-possession of the property for the people.
The Vancouver Lumber Company claims that after consultation with Sjr Frederick iJordun in 1900 amendments to
the lease were made that proved the title of the company, 'Sir
Frederick and a numbar of other cabinet ministers will probably
be called upon when the case comes up in the Court of Exchequer on September 8 to tell what they know about the
scandal, and there promises to be some interesting developments.'
The Provincial Government is about to commence a survey of fifty expired timber licences in the Comox district. They
comprise some 30,000 acres and it is possible that a quantity
<if this land may be found suitable for settlement. If so these
lands will he thrown open for pre-emption. Outside of the
Comox district there are some 1,200 expired timber licenses
which will he examined as speedily as possible. 7'lie policy
of the forest branch is to ascertain exactly the nature of the
land in these expired timber areas and to utilise it for the pur
pose for which it is best suited. In this policy the Lands
Department is far ahead of any similar department of Canada
Last Sunday's Colonlist contained the following-editorial:—
It is a very singular thing that a serious situation has existed for
some time in the coal mining districts, valuable property has been
destroyed, great suffering has been caused and will continue, important industrial plants have been put out of operation, enormous
financial losses have been caused, a thousand militiamen have been
kept under arms and many special constables have been employed,
and no one today knows what it has all been about.
We suggest it be desirable that the public should be first in
possession of the actual facts. Of ex parte statements by the
miners there have been many, and they are very divergent. The
mine owners have had very little to say. We think public opinion
opinion will bear us outin saying that neither coal mining companies
nor coal miners' unions have any right to bring about such a condition of things as has existed for some time back and as now exists,
without some attempt at justifying their course before the tribunal
of public opinion. We are offering no advice to any one on this
point. We only wish to be understood as saying that the people,
who have to pay the piper, should have at least a right to know
who called the tune and why.
WE HAVE just received
cur first shipment of
Men's Clothing. Men's Suits
in all the wanted shades, prices
to suit all, Our New Samples
for our Made-to-Measure Department are just to hand.
Suits and Overcoats made to
measure. Perfect fit and satisfaction guaranteed. We invite
you to call and inspect these
lines. Sole agents for the
Macfarlane Bros.
Corner Store
Phone 10 P. O. Box 100
Fine Watch
Cumberland, B. C.
The Ideal Store
Our Stock of New Fall
Goods are now in and
"will be opened up for
inspection on Saturday,
Pay Day. Watch our
Advt.    for   next   issue.
The Ideal Store
Cumberland Courtenay & Comox AUTO STAGE
will leave Post Office every day (except Sunday) until further
notice on the following schedule.
Lves Cumberland for Courtenay ___      8 a.m.
''   Courtenay for Cum berland  8-30 a. m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox..     10 a.m.
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland. _     11a.m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay       1p.m.
''   Courtenay for Cumberland  _.~ 1-30 p. m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox __ 2-30 p.m.
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland,. 3-30 p.m.
FARES—Cumberland to Courtenay 75c, Courtenay to Comox 50c.
All parcels must be prepaid and letters stamped.
Phone 18. E. C. EMDE, Cumberland, B. C.
Capital Paid Up 811,560,000
Roserve Fund 313,000,000
©P eftNftDft
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
terestat highest current rates allowed on deposits of *1 and upward*.
CUMBERLAND, B.C,Branch     - - -     OPEN DAILY
D. M. MORRISON, Manager.
R. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
A new stock of Rockers ranging in price from
$1.75 and up. Blankets and Comforters at
popular prices. A good selection of Sideboards
Extension Tables, Parlor Tables, etc. Dressers
and Stand at from $16 per set and up. Try a
Fawcett Range, guaranteed to give satisfaction,
from $25 up.
Phone 14
•I iS
I' 1
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on Saturday, the 11th day
of October, 1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the Court House, Cumberland, B. C, I shall sell by
public auction the lands hereinafter set out, of the persons in
the said list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes unpaid by the said persons on the 31st day of December, 1912,
and for interest, costs and expenses, including the cost of
advertising said sale, if the total amount is not sooner paid.
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London' & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
Snow. Major A. B....
Hamilton, Alexander.
Davis, Leonard	
Dutcher, Byron W...
Dutcher, Byron W...
Vaughan, H. J	
Brenchley, R. H	
Cameron, Frank D. .
Harwood, John 	
Denman Island Stone Co.
Gordon, Walter  .-.
Herbert, D. L. &T. L., Smith (T)
Wilson, Walter, Estate	
Powers, William N. ..
Hinchcliffe, Elizabeth A. L.
Levy, EmilS.	
McLelan Lumber Co 	
McLelan Lumber Co...	
McLelan Lumber Co	
Finlayson, Donald Bain, ]
Dickie, Edwin, & Lumsden, Fred J J
Craig, James	
Cranmer, Theodore Louis	
Maclure, Fred S...	
Hall, Dr. F. W. &Johnson, C. M.
Hall, Dr.F. W,&Johnson, C. M.
Nash, Dr. Richard .... 	
Richardson, F	
Milnes, Fred	
Mcintosh, Findlay.
Allison, A. P	
Comox District.
10 acres of Section 17, Oomox
15 acres of West i of Lot 114
Fr N. W. i Sec. 16 & Fr. S. W. \
Section 21, Township 1
S* of S. W. i of Sec 15, Tp 9, Comox
55acresofN.W.iSecl5,Tp9 ''
Fr N.W.I of Sec 16. Tp9
SJof N.E.i&N.k>fS.E.}Secl7,Tp9
W.80 acres of f r S. E.i Sec 29, Tp 9
Nelson District
Section 5, Nelson District.
Denman Island.
2 acres of N. i of N.E. i Sec 18
20   "   " S. i of N.E. i   " 18.
Hornby Island.
85 acres of N. E. i of Section 4a
S. E. 1 of Section 4a
"    4ofS.JofS.W.iofSecllJ
3 acres of S. j of E. t- N.W.l Sec 10
Lot 1650
Sayward District.
Undivided4-20ths ofLot68(21ar's)
Lot 159
Lot 160
Lot 161
N. E. i of Lot 216 except lots 12,
17, 18,19, 22, 23 and 31
Lot 31 of N. E. i Lot 216, Map 1109
Lots22&23ofN.E.}Lot216 ,f "
Rupert District.
W. J of Section 14, Township 3
N. W. i of Section 25, Township 9
N.E. 14 of Section 26, Township9
S.E.l-4of Section 35, Township 9
S.W. 1-4 of Section 36, Township 9
Fr S. W.l-4 of Sec 35, Townsnip 9
S.W.l-4of Section 5, Township 34
Coast District, Range 1.
Lot 7
Lot 283
Lot 463
Lot 1061
14 40
17 40
29 80
32 00
16 00
17 50
57 50
12 00
7 50
10 50
85 00
3 50
64 00
24 00
24 00
24 00
32 00
20 00
67 00
7 50
12 00
12 00
5 50
46 00
155 83
1 60
1 15
2 85
1 40
4 25
2 85
2 00
2 00108 35
2 00
2 00
3 57
13 55
33 30
35 60
18 80
14 60
2 80
10 40
17 56
13 00
247 08
12 07
69 20
27 20
27 20
27 20
35 60
23 00
23 00
9 87
14 60
14 60
Dated at Cumberland, B.C., this 2nd day of September, 1913,
Deputy Assessor for Comox Assessment District, Cumberland, B.C.
[}. Phillip DnvviBOlt
Murrl-liT. MlalUir
It Sutnry Public
Invention Isprobsblf natt
tions sl rlet If conrj—-'■'
sunt free, fllilest
_ Marks
Copyrights 4c.
Anrnn. sending ft sketch and description mn?
iilckl? ascertain our opinion tee* whether an
 nblf nateliUhlftTCotnuiunlm.
Ideutlal. HANDBOOK on I'atenl.
scenes for securingpatents.
Patents taken through Munu ft Co. receive
special notice, without charge, lu the
Scientific jftoicricati.
A luwHomely Illustrated w«Wy. Urv-ht clr-
cnl.Uion of any sdcntllto Joitnii*.. Ier mt for
Canada, 98.16 a year, -pottage prepaid, bold by
all newtdeiten.
~ 308e,BW,*Wfc..w.!-
ice, m V Bt- WutalDgton,
Edward W. Bickle
Cumberland, B. C.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O„ LL.D., D.C.L., President
General Manager
Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
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Collections effected promptly at reasonable rates.
New England Hotel
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Lunsmuir Avenue
The Latest
and Most
This will be our second visit to
your districts and we invite you
to see our samples, all of which
will be marked at Victoria's lowest cash prices.
Coats, raincoats, capes, and
sweater coats for women, misses
and children; overall, dresses,
underclothing and hose for girls
and the little folks,
Also the
Including fashionable shapes in
beaver, fur and felt hats.
Please Remember the Dates and
UNION   BAY,   at the Scotch
Bakerj', Sept. 17th and 18th.
CUMBERLAND, at the Union
Hotel, Sept. 24'h and 25th.
COMOX, at the Elk Hotel, Sept.
29th and 30th.
COURTENAY,   at   the   Opera
House, October 2nd and 3rd.
Seabrook Young
623, Johnioti Street,
Victoria, B.C.
'The Store for better values and
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Dunsmuir Avenue
Leave your order with Teamster
Feed Store   -   - Courtenay, B. C
Fall Millinery
Fascinating Hats from
London, New York &
Paris. Ladies of Cumberland' are cordially
invited to inspect my
comprehensive and
unique exhibition of
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Mrs. John Gillespie
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Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Lon
dca, Melbourne aud Toronto
^ =J
(Cont'rnr 'd)
George Ulster! Ills heart swelled
rvlth gratitude; a friend, even a relative perhaps? And now be would
know, lie felt be dlrln't uaro much
wbetber lt were goed news or bad, or
what manner of man he, Sir George
lletherington, was. He Just wanted
to know!
The door opened and Mr Bister
filtered. He wor, an ulster which
reached belo.v his knees; he did not
remove his hat, a g.-ey Homburg,
was pulled well over his eyes. A
largo white muffler was wrapped
round his neck, partly obscuring bis
mouth. Ho waited until tbe door was
coserl then advanced a few steps.
Sir George Hetherlngton?
lietheringlon bowed. Yes—let me
see. whore have we met before?
To his surprise Mr, Bister laughed.
Don't you remember?
Hctherlngton shook hla head.
The man drew a little closer and
peered Inlo his face. Don't yon really remember? You aren't going to
tay that you haven't heard my name
lletherington was silent for a little
while; h; was on his guard, he dldu't
like the man.
lt'rr your name which puzzles me,
he said at last. But perhaps lt you
would take your hat off—
Mr. Ulster smothered an oath and
drawing still closer pulled forward a
chair and sat down facing Hethering-
You have met with an accident, he
said slowly, as though choosing tho
words carefully, and It you don't remember my name—George Bister—all
I ean say Is—
He stopped himself suddenly and
lletherington saw the nostrils of bis
nose dilate and his eyes sclntilate as
he sank back ln his chair and folded
liis arms. Excuse me for seeming
to doubt you, he continued In a changed voice, it was a long time ago since
we met, out ln South America. Y'ou
have just returned from Rio de Janeiro
haven't you?
lletherington nodded. At any rate
this man knew something about blm
and would be able to tell him something; but he felt strangely afraid
nf him; be felt too, fiat Mr. Bister
was reading bis secret and ln another
moment he would discover that his
mind like his life, was a great void
There was silence for a while, and
lletherington found that r .ence was
beginning to get on his nerves. He
was conscious too, that Mr. Bister's
eyes were fastened upon his f..ee and
a peculiar morrking smile twisted the
corners of ills mouth.
Perhaps you wlll tell me tbe reason
of vour visit Mr. Bister? be sold at
last. T only arrived to-night and you
wlll admit it is rathe- an extraordinary hour to make a call.
The visitor- tilted his hat to tbe
back of his head, slowly unwound bis
month and chin. It was a weak, rather sensual mouth but the chin was
firm, suggesting obstinacy. He still
kept bis eyes on Hetherington's face
as though trying to read his thoughts.
I dare say 1 have changed a bit since
last we met. but my name has not
changed.' He repeated It. Then ho
half closed his eyes and gave a sigh
which expressed both satisfaction and
turprlse. Extraordinary, he muttered
under his breath—but perhaps you
will recollect later on—perhaps— 1
I am still walling to bear the <*•
Jcct of your visit.
lletherington was growing Impatient; the secret be would unravel apparently lay ln Ihls man's bands—the
score* of his past.
You met with an accident on the
Hair Dry and Lifeless, Almost All
Hair Out on One Side of Head.
Used Cuticura Soap and Cuticura
Ointment. Hair Coming In Nicely
and Scales All Gone,
170 Adelaide St.; Bt. John, N. It.—"I
cured my little boy of a bad case of dan-
drua with Cutlcura Sua!) and Ointment.
Tlio dandruff
formed on bis
head soon arter
birth. The hair
was dry and lifeless and almost;
all out on ono
, side of bin head.
,1 washed thollt-
. Uo head twice a
'day with warm
water and Cull-
eura Soap, dried It. and very carefully applied the Cutlcura Ointment and In about
an hour took a very line little comb and tlio
dandruff would lift off In sheets aud eonlo
or the hair would como too. Then I would
put somo Cutlcura Ointment on and let It
remain till tlmo to wash tlio head again.
I used a large hoi of Cutlcura Ointment
with tlio Cutlcura Soap and his hair was
coming ln nicely and tho scales all gone.
Today ho bas ns nlco a head of hair and
as frco from dandruff ns you would wish to
•ce." tSlBTOd) Mrs. C. F. Kcast. May 20,
A single cako of Cutlcura Soap and box
of Cutlcura Ointment aro often sufficient
when all clso has failed. Sold by druggists
■nd dealers everywhere. Liberal sample of
each mailed frco. wilh ai-p. Skin Book.
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Corp., Dcpt. 32D, Boston, V. S. A.
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Moorland this evening while motoring
home; you and your chauffeur were
pitched out of the car. I heard as 1
came through the village that the latter was killed. Altogether an unfortunate home-coming. Sir George.
The same words as the doctor had
used a short time ago!
lletherington rose to his feet and
commenced to walk up and down the
room. He threw his half smoked ot
jgar away.
I Thanks! Mr. Bister said suggestlve-
!ly, and Sir George banded him his
case. _ Bister puffed a cloud of smoke
between bis lips with evident gusto.
Very nice tobacco.
I am waiting, Hethcrington said impatiently.
Bister settled himself ln hla chair
as though he had oomc to stay. Then
I won't kee;i you on tenter-hooks any
longer; we wlll come straight to the
point. You had two accidents this
evenlng.Snd I have come to aee you
about the first, the one which happened about ten mllea outside Bordlelgh
That was the name ot the railway
station which Doctor Murray had mentioned .
lletherington wondered for a moment whether both men suspected
him. and were ln league together. He
had thought ot confessing the whole
truth and telling this man, had he
seemed a genuine friend, ot the terrible catastrophe which had overwhelmed him. But bo was on his
guard again; he felt he was threatened
by nameless and hidden dangers, lt
was necessary to keep a tight hold on
what little claim to life be possessed,
lie could uot trust Bister, and at the
same time he realized that Bister did
not trust him—at present they were
I have no recollections ot either accident, he replied slowly after a moment's hesitation—the only accident,
which happened to me was the one I
presume you witnessed.
1 witnessed the first, not the second;
I only heard of tbat an hour ago.
Hethcrington forced a laugh. And
what was the first accident?
Bister pulled steadily at his cigar,
his sharp, narrow eyes blinked rapid-
1 -.     You aro a good actor, Sir Georgo.
Actor be—! Look here, wbat are
you driving at—out with It!
Bister smiled as though he were enjoying the situation. You say you
have forgotten me, and yet you and I
were once very old friends. Are you
going to try and make me believe that
you have forgotten Oscar Soral?
What has that got to do with you?
He Is dead.
Hethcrington was reducing the end
of his cigar between his lips to a pulp.
He was still absolutely ln the dark,
and every mo .tent fear and suspicion
increased. But he waa determined
not to betray himself.
Bister threw back his bead and gave
a short laugh. You are a cool hand
Sir George. What are you going to
do when Oscar Soral'8 hotly ls found?
Hetheriugton Btopped short ln his
walk and stood ln front of Bister; the
remains of the cigar slipped from his
fingers and fell to the ground. He
began to have a terrible suspicion as
to what this man was driving at.
Another accident—another life lost
and he responsible! He raised bis
j hands to his bead, hiding his face from
sight and for the last time he put
[memory on tbe rack. A thousand
dreadful thoughts flashed meteor-like
through Ills brain. Was he mad—had
he escaped from some asylum? Perhaps he was a drunkard and had ln
some drunken fury driven wildly
across the moorland hurling death and
destruction ln bis mad career? The
one man who might have told him lay
ln an out-building ot the greai. bouse,
sleeping the sleep from which there
was no awakening.
For God's sake, don't torture me,
he broke out suddenly, emotions overcoming reason and prudence, but tell
me all you know; I have no recollect.
Ion. I have scarcely any recollection ot what happened before the accident, my mind seems a dreadful blank.
Again he noticed the curious smile
twisting up the corners ot Bister's
thin lips.
I was driving from Bordlelgh Junction—?
Mr. Bister nodded his head to. and
fro, and lowering his eyes, looked contemplatively at the glowing end ot his
cigar as he completed lletlierington-a
sentence for him.
And—at Deepshot Wood you met Oscar Soral. He hailed you and yon
Btopped the car, dismounted and after
walking a little way along the road,
went Into tbe wood wilb him.
How do you know this?     Interest
again dismissed caution; It was such
I a relief to pierce the veil and learn
even this much about himself.
I happened to bo tramping along
] the road from Bordlelgh nnd was just
inking a rest and smoking a pipe on
I the other aide ot tho fenc; opposite
the wood. Y'ou wero gone a good
long tlmo and your chauffeur was beginning to get anxious. 1 thought
you looked queer wben eventually you
came back, and you made Ilobcrt sit
at tbo steering wheel, A minute later and vou were out ot sight, and I
fell to wondering what had happened
to Oscar Soral. When half an hour
passed and be didn't appear I began
to grow curious and entered tho wood.
He paused a moment to re-light his
cigar which bad gone out.
Hetherlngton tried to hide his Impatience; ho could bear the healing
ot bis own heart, his bands together
wore clasped tightly behind his back.
It was a long time before I found
Soral You had taken him a good
way into the wood; the bracken fern
was broken here antl there, that s
bow I managed to trace bim. He was
dead wben I found him. Your revolver, at least I presume lt was yours,
was lying close beside bim; nnd this
handkerchief. ,  , ,    ,
He held out a small blood-stained
piece of linen which lletherington
seized. He turned it over until he
caw tho Initials embroidered ln the
corner-liis own initials- G.1I. He
staggered back and dropped Into the
armchair staring at Bister now with
a dreadful fascination.
Thai's all, the latter said cheerfully.
With a quick movement be leant forward and regained the Uandkeritrief.
What are vou going to do about !t?
With an' effort lletherington found
his voice, nnd be noticed with an un-
The Submarine Violin
It* navy department has adopted
a ■ubmarlae violin (or the transmls-
lion ot messages between submarine
torpedo boats and Chore stations or
Other vessnis. Exhaustive tests ot
Uie aparatus hare heen made tn a
submarine at Hampton Roads, Ya.,
and three lets ot the signal device
have been ordered on as many vessels.
The mechanism ls an adaption ot
the violin. From one aide ot tho
submarine project two eteel stays.
From the ends of these la stretched
taut a piano wire. Touching the
wire la the roughened rim of a wheel
which, when lt revolves, seta np vibrations In the wire. The wheel ls
controlled hy a motor Inside tha hull
of the aubmarlne and the motor, ln
turn, la controlled by a Morse Key.
When the key ls pressed the motor
begins to revolve, tl^ exterior wheel
sciaping the wire precisely as a bow
agitates a violin string. The hull of
the submarine acts as a sounding
board. The key la used precisely as
an ordinary Morse key and dots and
dashes are hummed on tho wire as
the key ls released. ' About eight
words per minute Is the best Epeed so
far attained.
The receiving apparatus is the ordinary telephone receiver.   The end
der water may be connected by Insulated wires to a fort, shore station
or another vessel.
The experiments at Hampton Tloads
showed that the vibrations may be
heard clearly at a distance of five
miles. Naval officers believe lhat the
device can be perfected so that the
range ot the mechanism may be greatly extended.
Christian Berger, an Australian, ls
the inventor of the submarine violin.
He attempted to get the Australian
Government to make tests ot lt, but
Ifailed.     Coming to the United States
canny sense ot humor that be did sot
even recognize that now.
Do you mean to Imply that I killed
thla man?
(To be Continued)
Water In the Farmer's House
On* of the features of life on the
fann most dreaded hy visitors from
tha olty Is the traditional absence ot
a convenient and ample water supply
and of the privilege ot the real bath.
There was a time when lt was
thought Impossible to supply these
conveniences. But as the comforts
of civilisation bave spread and sanitary engineers have given their attention to Uie subject, lt has been
found entirely practicable, and not
excessively expensive, to instal In the
farm homes almost Identically the
same appliances as are now found 11
the homes*ot the city.
The most popular type o! country
water supply is the air pressure system. U is quite simple, consisting
ot a specially- constructed steel airtight tank, ti.e size most commonly
used being about thirty inches in diameter by eight feet in length; a f0,*;ce!hVs,lc(,ec.ded iif convincing the Navy
pump either hand or power propeled X^S5Srt&Sta« the practicabii-
and an air pump for furnishing the      " scheme
pressure, and the necessary pipe con- |»-T« »*^«*j ,g R slmp,e (lev,ce an[,
does not get out of order easily.     It
is available at all depths.     It is ex
ed to add not only to
munlcation with submarines opcr-
' ilty
will aid materially to the safety of
tbe men who go down lq submarines
the most dangerous type of war vessel
vet devised.—Scientific American.
nectlons with the source of water sup-1
ply—either well, 6pring, cistern, lake
or stream-and with the bathroom and , '^^addYot o^tSWa^.*
kitchen ot the htm*. .Sometimes th^SunUiat'on wilh submarines ope,-
system Is extended to the barn and ,     ,      proximity
other outbuildings and to tanks In the «"«"* J*™* )n t,me „, \^ hu,
Given this installation, the house
equipment should Include a complete
bathroom outfit, with tub, cloi-et and
vatory of tho latest style plumbing,
a kitchen sink and range boiler; the
wast, being drained off Into a cesspool placed at the p.-oper distance
from the house.
While It is impossible to give an accurate estimate on the cost of such
an Improvement without going carefully over the place, getting the dimensions ot tbe desired plant, the
depth ot tbe well, distance from the
house and all the other details, lt
would be safe to say that such an
outfit could 1-e put in at a cost to
the average farmer of $360 to $400,
as an outside flrure. Of course lhe
item ot freight will vary considerably
and will affect the cost appreciably.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, ns they cannot res. 0
the seat of ths disease. Catarrh Is n Wood or corEil-
tutlonsl disease, and In order to cure It you must take
Internal remedies. Hnlfs catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, and arts directly upon the blood nnd mucous
surfaces. Hairs catarrh Cure Is not a quack medicine, tt was prescribed by ons ot the best physicians
In this country for years and to a rrpulnr prescription.
It ts composed ot the best tonics known, combined
with tho best blood purifiers, sclliiK directly on the
mucous surfaces.   The perfect combination ot tbo „-„n„   „„.,.,. nl.t~
two Ineredlents Is what produces such wonderful re. I stittltion, London, recently, Wete Ollg-
Jtoftorn Ejection; Solid Breech, Hammerkss; Safe ^
VJ7HATS tho use of n repeating gun that    "T,
** throws the shells, smoke and gases in
the way of your aim ?
That's the question that started us working on the
Remington Bottom Ejection Pump Gun—the only gun of
ei its kind on the market, nnd used hy thousands of
gunners all over the country
The elephant's Trunk
When such authorities as Rudyard
Kipling and Professor A. S, Woodward disagree on such a question as
the origin of the elephant's Irutik who
is to solve this ticklish zoological
Lolg ago, Mr. Kipling in the firth
c. tbe Just So Stories, told us 'how
the el rplimit's i n Id—who once had a
bulgy nose as bis as a boot, went, full
of satiable curios ty, to ask the crocodile in the Limpopo river what he had
for dinner. Antl the crocodile told
the elephant to stoop down and then
seized his nose between those terrible
jaws and pulled. The elephant's child
and the bl-colored-python-rock-smtke
pulled too, and so bard that when the
crocodile let go, his bulgy nose had
been stretched into a trunk.
So much for the roniancist; the
man of science tell quite another
Elephants, according to Professor
Woodward's lecture at the Royal In
sults hi cm-Inn catarrh.   Send tor testimonial, tree.
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Take Hall's family puis tc. ocnatltjatloo.
I wonder how so many forest fires
catch? said Mrs. McBride.
Perhaps they catch accidentaly
from the mountain ranges, suggested
Mr. McBride.
They say the Czar's enormous expenses baffle imagination.
Oh, I don't know. I spent over
$200 on my vacation trip.
Speed and Endurance
Money went a who'.e lot further ln
the old days than lt does now, said
the Old Fogy.
That's because lt didn't go so fast,
explained the Wise Guy.
True love talks little and acts foolish.
[To be Clear of Tea and Coffee '
'Husband and myself both had the
coffee habi., and finally his stomach
and kidneys got ln such a bad condition that he was compell -d to give .
up a good position that he had held j tlm/09v(l> ^aJ
for years, He was too sick to work.
Ills tkin was yellow and there didn't
seem to be an organ in his body that
was not affected."
Tea ls just aa harmful because it
contains caffeine, tho same drug found
in coffee.
"I told him '. felt sure his sickness
was due to coffee and after some discussion he decided to give lt up.
"It wns n struggle, because ot the
powerful habit. One day we heard
about Postum and concluded to try it
and then lt was easy to leave off coffee.
"Ills fearful headaches grew less
frequent, hia complexion began to
clear, kidneys grew better until at last
he was a new man altogether, as a
result of leavi-tg off coffee and taking
up Postum. Then I began to drink it
"Although I was never as bad off as
my husband, I was always very nerv-
cu i and never at any time verj strong,
only weighing 95 lbs. beto;. 1 began
to use Postum. ' Now I weigh 115
lbs, and can do as much work as anyone my size, I think."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor, Ont. Write for booklet, "Tho Road to Wellvllle."
Postum comes ln two forms.
Regular Postum (must he boiled).
Instant Wastum doesn't require boiling, but is prepared Instantly by stirring a level teaspoonful in an ordinary cup ot hot water, .vhich makes it
right for most persons.
A -big cup requires more and some
peoplo who like strong thlngi put in a
heaping spoonful a.id temper It with
a large -upply of cream
inally little creatures which, for some
reason or other, were succeeded by
creatures in which the legs were
growing longer and longer, while the
neck remained the same length, or ln
fact, got shorter. They could not
reach the ground without lengthening
the jaw; the growth continued, and
they were going rapidly toward a
mechanically impossible position.
Eventually they had to Increaee the
length cf their face enormously.
The elephants, Professor Woodyard
added, only saved their career by
shortening up the mandible, and survived EOlely because the long face took
on a new function and became the mechanism by which they were able to
There you have the choice ot two
explanations—the pulled-out nose, or
the face that grew down. Perhaps
Mr. Kipling will oblige us with the
authorities for his explanation—wblch
is certainly the more ple.ising to tho
unscientific person.—London Daily
Not long ago I gave an Irishman a
box of pills and cautioned him carefully with regard to adhering to the
Instructions on the box cove. . These
instructions read: Take one pill three
Next day the man came in and
placed the pills on my desk, and when
I asked blm what was tlie matter, he
I couldn't carry out Ihe instructions.
What's the reason? I asked.
1 took tbe first pill all right, was tho
reply, hut 1 couldn't get lt up to
take" It the otber two .lines.
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We will be glad to send you r, booklet that explains simply many technical points of
Your name and address
|un construction which are well worth your closest stud;
on a postcard brings il by relum mail.
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Tickling a Shark
Tickling a shark In order to make
the flsh amenable to capture ls a singular practice among the natives of
the Island of Tahiti. A writer In tho
New York Sun, wbo watched the hazardous sport while seated in a canoe
manned by two natives thus describes
Peering Into tbe clear water, where
you can see to n depth of four o« five
fathoms, you catch a glimpse far down
among the sea ferna and coral cups
of the long, lithe tail ot a shark, and
of a huge pectoral fin tbat sways continually with a sidewise motion, and
sends up little ripples to the surface.
The native diver picks up a coil
of cocoanut fibre with a slipnoae already tied ln II, seizes a Unite ln his
teeth, and quietly slips into the water. It Is done with wonderful skill.
Tho native keeps close to the reef and
lets himself down through the water
by means of lhe sea growths till he
is right over the waving tail. Slowly
a black hand stretches out, and starting behind the pectoral fin, begins to
run his hand along the hod) of the
shark arjd the fin sways more rapidly.
Again the hand movoB forward, and
as it strokes the fish, the other liand
leaves the slipknot hanging loosely
near the spread of the tall. Then tho
native comes quietly to the surface,
and the spectator breathes freely
again. Thp sail Ib set, the steersman
takes hia place on the outrigger, and
the diver ln tbe bow, with a yell of
Hula, pulls hard on tbe rope.
On the occasion that 1 speak of, the
shark splashed about.in wild frenzy
for a moment or two, and then settletl
down to a tour of tlie lagoon. Twice'
he circled about, and tbe canoe plowed along, with the water bubbling and
frothing nt the bow where the keen-
eyed native intently watched the
tightening rope. Suddenly It slackened and tbe diver went over the
side like a flash, with a knife in IiIb
liar/d'. A minute later the surfa e
of the water was a brilliant nl nnd
lhe native was scrambling buck Into
tbe canoe. We towed the shark to
tho beach and measured blm. He
was sixteen feet long.
Starting a Creamery
tn a recent bulletin published by
tlio dairy department of the University ot Nebraska, tbe question of how-
to raise money to start a creamery
is discussed as follows:
The most satisfactory way nf raising the money 1: for each member to
sign an agreement and to be jointly
responsible for the amount bor.-owed.
When such an agreement is signed by
a goodly number of responsible farmers, the money can generally he secured at a reasonable rate of Interest
and with this money a creamery can
be erected and equipped. As soon as
the creamery begins operation, arrangements can be mado for a deduction ot one nr two cents per poiiud
of butter, to go Into a sinking fund
out of which uie tiebi. is paid. The
pavment Is so gradual that the farmer'hardly notices It. This plan has
the advantage of requiring each patron to pav ' xactly in proportion to
the amount ot butter manufactured
for him.
Faultiest In Preparation—Unlike
any other stomach regulator, Parme-
lee's Vegetable Pills are the result of
long study ot vegetabio compounds
calculated to stimulate the stomachic
functions and maintain them at the
normal condition. Years ot use have
proved their faultless character and
established their excellent reputation.
And this reputation they have maintained for years and will continue to
maintain, for these pills must always
stand at the head bt the list of standard preparations.
Two Irishmen vrere among n class
that was being drilled in marching
tactics. One was new at the business, and turning to hi6 companion,
asked him the meaning of the command. Halt! Why, said Mike, when
he says Halt! you just bring the foot
that's on the ground to tbe side of
the foot that's ln the air, an' remain
At last! New York, the Mecca of
Dennis O'Brien's desire. Here he
would show them In the ould country
how he could work, and what a name
he would make.
Almost Immediately he obtained employment in the erecting of a new-
building and the following epistle
found its way to Erin:
Faith, this ls great! All that T have
to do is to climb up and down a forty
bar ladder with bricks and mortar,
and begorra, the men on the top do all
the work.
Have you packed the sanitary drinking cups?
Put in the sanitary towels?
Put ln the antiseptic soap where we
can get at It quickly?
Stored a-.vay tho individual combs
and brushes.
Got the peroxide In the grip?
Then come along. I gucE i we will
be safe to tpeud a day or two in the
Like a Grip at the Throat.—For a
disease that Is not classed as fatal
there Is probably none which causes
moro terrible suffering than asthma.
Sleep is impossible, tbe sufferer becomes exhausted and finally, though
Ihe attack passes', ls left In Increasing d.ead of its return. Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy Is a wonderful curative agent. It Immediately relieves the restricted air passages
as thousands can testify. it is sold
by dealers everywhere.
Europe lias 160,000 M.O.'S
The Moniteur Medical hits just com
piled atatlsilos on the number of physicians In Europe. The total number
Is given as 160,000, divided as follows:
England bas seven physicians for
every 10.000 Inhabitants; Germany, 5;
France, 6.1; and Italy 5. Of course
the larger numbers of physicians ure
f>um". in the cities and among them
Brttss jls has the largest, 1!4 for every
10,000 inhnbita.tts. while Amsterdam
lias only two ln the same proportion.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—Last Angus: my horBe
was badly cut In eleven places by a
barbed wire fence. Three of the cuts
(small one3) healed soon, but the
others became foul and rotten, and
though I tried many kinds of medicine
they had no beneficial result. At
last a doctor advised me to uso MINARD'S LINIMENT and In four weeks' "
time every sore was healed and the
hair has grown over each one in fine
condition. Tbe Liniment Is certainly
wonderful In Its working.
Witness, Perry Baker.
The Quest ot Health
I suppose you take excellent caro ot
your health?
No, replied Farmer Corntossel, I
tried every kind of medicine I could
get bold of, for a while. Then I gave
up and forgot about my health and I
'lave felt better ever since.
"What  is Good  For the
Kiddies is Good for You"
Is proven in the use of
Ask your grocer for it
For is whole hour the captain had
been lecturing his men on the duties
of a soldier, and he thought that now
the time had tome for him to test tha
results of hia discourse.
Casting his eye around bo fixed
on Private Murphy as his first victim.
Private Murphy, he asked, why
should a soldier lie ready t > die for
his countn ?
Tlie Irishman scratched his- head
for a while; then an Ingratiating
smllo flitted acro..3 his face. Sure,
Captain, he said pleasanlly. you are
quite right.     Why should he?
Y'ou've made a mistake in your paper, said tbe indignant man, entering
the editorial sanctum. 1 wns one ot
the competitors at the athletic match
yesterday, and you have called mc the
well-known lightweight champion.
Well, aren't you? said the editor. No,
I am nothing ot the kind, and It's kind
of awkward, because yon Bee I'm a
coal merchant.
You nre gcl'.r.g very bald, dr, said
the barber.
Y'ou, yourself, retorted the customer, are not free from a number ot
defects that 1 eould mention If I cared
tc be personal.
An Invitation to a wedding should
be printed on heavy white paper; folded once, and enclosed In an envelope
of the same size, and thla placed in
the nddreBS envelope. The address
should never be typewritten, no matter how many invitations are issued.
Sptclal written invitations are often
sent, and these should be Immediately
acknowledged ln a few words of no J
ceptance or a note of regret if unable ',
lo attend. An invited guest need
not necessarily Bend a present, but 11 .
ls a pretty courtesy to do so, even
though the offering be but a bouquet
of flowers, as a token of cordiality and
According lo nn exchange, the garden of Senator de Veber ln Lethbridge
conclusively proves that roses In many
varieties can be grown in the West.
Ifhls year he has seventeen bushes
Experiment until you know the loaded with buds and blossoms, In-
amount that pleases your palate and i eluding Killamey, Earl Dufferln, Mrs.
lave it served that way in the turure. j Sherman Crawford, La France, Mag-
"There's a Reason" for Postum.      |na Charta and other choice varletle*.
Facts in Nature
FOR centuries U haa been known that Nature's moat valuable health gir-
ing agents for the cure of disease are found in our American forests.'
■ Over forty years ago Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief consulting physician to the Invalids*
Hotel and Surgical Institute at Buffalo, N.Y., used the powdered extracts as well as
the liquid extracts of native medicinal plants, such as Bloodroot and Queen's root.
Golden Seal and Stone root. Cherry bark and Mandrake, for tha cure of blood
diseases.  This prascrititioa as put up in liquid form was c*ll«4
Golden Medical Discovery
and bu enjoyed a large sale for all these yean lo every drag store In the I
.1 land.   You can now obtain the powdered extract in sugar-coated tablet form of
yoar medicine dealer, or send 60c In one-cent postage stamps tor trial box t
Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N.Y., ud tablets will be mailed, postage prepaid. *j
The "Golden Medical Discovery" makes rich, red blood, Inrlgoratea the
stomach, liver and bowels and through them the whole system. Skin
affections, blotches, boils, pimples and eruptions—result ef bad blood
—art eradicated by thia alterative extract—as thousands bars testified.
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The Most Modest of Men
Abraham Lincoln felt deeply the re-
•ponstblllty that rested on htm as
president ot the United States, hut
he shrank from assuming any of tha
honors, or even the titlea ot his posit lo.t.
After years ot Intimate acquaintance, public man testified shortly after Mr. Lincoln's death that he could
not recall a single Instance In which
he spoke of himself as president, or
used that title for himself, except
he aeled ln an official capaclly.
He always spoke of his position nad
office vaguely, as this place, here, or
In other modest phrase. Once,
speaking ot the room at tho Capitol
used by the president ot the United
States at the close of a session of
congress, he said: That room, you
know, that they call—dropping Jjls
voice and hesitating—tba president's
To an Intimate friend who addressed hint always by his own proper title,
he said: Now call me Lincoln, and
I'll promise not to tell of the breach
of etiquette—If you won't— and I shall
have a resting spell from Mr. President.
- All persons agree that the most
marked characteristic of Mr. Lincoln's manners was his simplicity and
artlessness, but his native dignity
never forsook hint, and with all his
angularities and disregard of conventionalities distinguished foreigners
were Invariably Impressed by his fine
A diplomat, whose knowledge of
courts was more perfect than that of
the English language, said:
lie seems to mo one grand gentll-
homme ln disguise.
For the Earache
I am afraid I have greatly Interfered
with my own practice, said a celebrat-
ed aurlst, by tiring the following advice to many of my friends: At the
first symptoms ot earache, let the patient He on the bed with the painful
.ear uppermost. Fold a thick towel
aud tuck it around the neck; then
with a teaspoon fill the ear with warm
water. Continue doing this for fifteen or twenty minutes; the water
will fill the car orifice and flow over
the head, let the water run out, and
plug the ear with warm glycerin and
cotton. This may he dona every
hour until relief la obtained.- It Is
an almost Invariable cure and haa
saved many eases ot acute lnflama-
tlon. The water should be quite
wa.-tr, but not too hot,
When Holloway's Corn Cure la applied to a corn or wart It kills the
roots aud tho callosity conies out
without Injury to the flesh.
Along In the sixties Pat Casey
•flushed a wheelbarrow across the
plains from St. Joseph, Mo., to
Georgetown, Col. Shortly after that
lie struck lt ilcb. ln fact ho was credited with having more wealth thah
anyone else In Colorado. A man of
great shrewdness and ability, he was
exceedingly sensitive over his Inability
to rend or write. One day an old-
timer met him wllh:
How are you getting along, Pat?
Co away from me, now, said fat,
genially, mo head's bttstln' wld business. It takes two lead pencils a day
to do me wurrtik.
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures   Diphtheria
An English physician, being annoyed by tho talk of a pedantic, self-con-
celled bore until he could stand it no
longer, remarked.' My friend, you nnd
I know all that there Is to be known.
How ls that? asked tho bore, highly pleased.
Why, Bald the doctor, you know
everything except that you are a fool,
and I know that.
They Are One loan Impoverished
Condition of Ihe Blood
Nervous exhaustion—or neurasthenia, aa medical men call lb-la oue
of the greatest evils ot the present
day, tor lt ls destroying tha life and
energy of thousands ot men and women, or worse, driving them to Insanity. The causes ot this trouble Include overwork, mental strain, worry,
Indiscretions, and sometimes lt follows
la grippe. The signs of this trouble
are usually great woakness after any
exertion, nervous headaches, trembling
hands, sltaklnesa In the legs, Irritability of temper, weak digestive power,
Insomnia, The life ot the sufferer become  full of miseries,
The trus treatment for thla trouble
must consist of a building up process,
for the above signs mean that the
exhausted nerves are calling tor more
nourishment from the blood Bupply.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills make new
rich blood that feeds the starved complaining nerves, and In this way they
have euro,, thousands ot times neurasthenia, neuralgia and other nervous
disorders, and have restored strength
and nerve-energy to despairing people.
Mrs. Isaao Wilson, Calabogle, Ont.,
gives lhanks for having been restored
to health through the use of this medicine, she says: "When I began using
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I was a nervous wreck; I couldt.'t do my work,
could not sleep at night, suffered from
nervous headaches, and the least
nolso would completely upset me.
Only those who have suffered from
nervous trouble can tell what I endured. I doctored tor a time, but
did not get any benefit. Then I
learned of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
and sent for a half dozen boxes, By
the time I bad used these I was almost well, and a couple more boxes
completely restored my health, and I
have had no return of the trouble.
I can cheerfully recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to thoso win suffered
from any form of nervous trouble.
If you ara weak, nervous or out
of health begin to cure yourself today with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Yon can get them from any medicine
dealer or by mall at 50 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.60 from The Dr.
Williams' Medlolna Co., Brockvllle,
Funny Mlxupa
Two at th* boj» war* discussing
blunders mad* by nervous or absent.
minded people, Tom told cm* about
tha rattled bridegroom who asked the)
clergyman It lt were still Kistomary
to cuss tha bride, when Robert recalled the story of tha woman who
said to tha usher la the church) May
I occupew thla pie? which ao rattled
tha usher, who replied: No, hut I'll
sow you to another sheet.
Tom met thla story with ono about
the Fourth of July orator who referred
to George Crosslngton washing the
Delaware. Then Robert came back
with the story of th* young actor who
was expected ln a particular play to
rush on the stage ln great excitement
and say: The queen haa swooned!
He sbowed th* necessary excitement and called out; The swoon baa
queened! and then corrected himself
and said: Tho sween has quooned, and
when the audience began to laugh he
tried again with: The quoon has
sweened, when he was dragged oft by
tAe stage manager. As he disappeared he was heard to say something
for which in Queen Elizabeth's day
ha would have been beheaded.
Mlnard's Liniment Curea Colds, Eta.
The Irate Intruder—Look hero, you
have been In hero half an hour and
never said a word.
The man lr. tho Telephone Booth—
1 am speaking to my wife, sir.
There Is ono odd Ihlng about children.
Whit's that?
When their parents find they are
bright, they send them to college to
get polished.
Why don't you join In cleaning up
I our fair city?
t    What's the use?   The suburbanites
I /will track mud right Into town again.
A Sweet,
J    Toasties
Dainty bits of pearly white
corn, perfectly cooked and
toasted to delicate "brown."
Usually eaten direct from
package wilh cream and
Or, sprinkle Toasties over
a saucer of fresh berries—
ih'en add the cream and
3ugar—a dish to remember.
Post Toasties are sold by
grocers everywhere.
j Canadian Postum Cereal Company,
) Ltd., Windsor, Ont.
W. N. U. —
The London Dally Citizen publishes
the following joke on Itself: They are
telling a good story about The Dally
Citizen ln Fleet Street, and as this
13 a paper not afraid of a Joke against
Itself I shall be forgiven for repeating
It. A bricklayer In a tramcar.neat-
He Elephant and Castle was reading
The Dally Citizen, and a member of
the staff who happened to be ln tbe
car waa gratified by the fact. It is
pleasant to see workers reading their
own paper and learning aboul the
conditions of their fellow workers. He
leaned forward and got Into conversation with the bricklayer ar.d commented on the title of the Journal l.e
waa looking at. Ay, ay, Bald the
loyal reader, It's not a bad paper, not
half a bad paper. It would be quite
bright If they didn't have all this
stuff about labor ln It.
The servants were abed and the
doctor answered tho bell himself. A
colored man stood on tbe steps holding a large package.
Is Miss Mntlldah, the cook, at home,
sah? asked the man.
Yes, but she has retired, returned
the doctor. *
Can I leab dls fo' her, saht
Certainly, Bald the doctor.
He took the bundle from which
flowers and bulla were protruding, and
after bidding the man good night,
carefully carried It to the kitchen,
where he deposited lt, paper and all,
In a pan of water.
The doctor thought nothing more ot
tlio affair until he beard Matilda's angry voice raised in conversation with
the maid.
Ef I had de ptisson heah, cried the
cook, dat put niah new spring hat lu
dls yer dlshpan, I'd scald 'lm for sho.
An old Scotch lady was compelled
to carry aa ear trumpet with her
wherever she went. Upon visiting a
small church ln Scotland not long ago
she was watched very suspiciously by
the sexton until she reached ber seat.
Then, as If hs could stand the suspicion no longer, he went over to her
and shaking a warning finger emphatically, he said: Madam—one toot,
and you're oot.
Tha Request
Did Baron Fucash ask yon for my
hand, father? asked Gwendolln.
No, replied Mr. Cumrox, he called
to discuss a marriage settlement. He
didn't ask for your hand, he asked for
my pocket book.
Irrigating the Desert
The common opinion that there ls
no water in the desert of Sahara is
quite Incorrect, for ln all parts of tbe
great desert that are Inhabited there
is plenty of water. The trouble Is
to find lt, for lt lies at unknown
depths below the surface ot tbe sandy
It ls the mission of a party ot artesian well diggers operating ln the south
of Algeria, to discover and make use
of this hidden water, and ln February last one of these engineers
opened a well that bas claimed the
world's record, having a flow of 8,000
gallons a minute.
Thia ls ln the oasis ot Tolga, about
22 miles west of Blskara. Tl.o water
rises ln a fountain six feet high and
forms a small river that will make lt
possible to Irrigate about 8,000 acres
of land.
During the past ten years wells
have been bored which produce 4(i,-
000 gallons ot water a minute, making
116,000 gallons since the French have
occupied the land, This makes It
possible to Irrigate 1.800,000 date
palms ln whlcb lies the wealth of
Southern Algeria.
Saskatchewan Man Tells How They
Cured Him   After   Four    Months'
Suffering from Backache and Other
Forms of Kidney Disease.
St. Phillips, Sask.—(Special)—In a
new country where changes of climate
and Impure water aro among the difficulties to be su.-mounted, kidney
trouble ls prevalent. It Is the kidneys, the organs that strain tho Impurities out of the blood, that first
feel any undue Btraln on the body.
Consequently, Dodd's Kidney Pills
have been well tried and tested In
this neighborhood.
Tbey have Btood the test. Many
settlors tell of backache, rheuniatis-.t
and irrinary troubles cured by Dotld's
Kidney Pills. Mr. Otto Olthewski
ts one of tin-so. In speaking of his
cure he says:
"1 suffered from kidney dlseaso for
four m-atlia. My back ached, I had
heart flutterlngs, and was always tired
and uer,ous. My skin had a harsh,
dry feeling; my limbs wero heavy;
and I had a dragging sensation across
the loins.
"I consulted a doctor, but, as I did
not app?ar to Improve, I decided to
try Dodd's Kldne.' Pllh. I used six
boxes, and now I am all right."
Dodd's Kidney PHI3 always stand
the test.     Ask your neighbors.
Building Good Roads In Michigan
Here Is the way that the State of
Michigan got ,",ood roads: In one day
8,000 men, with 4,000 teams and 7B0
automobiles, having volunteered for
the pur.ios , built 250 miles of good
roads passing through forty-four townships. This means is open to any
community which can develop the
right kind of public spirit.
Hew Rifle Tested
King George was an Interested spectator at Aldersbot of trials with a
new service rifle slightly longer than
the one generally In use and having
as an additional feature an aperture
sight. The King thus saw a firing
squad at work with the new rifle at
500 yards. The targets i.sed were
a foot square, made of solid steel,
three-eights cf an Inch thick. One
of them which had been ln uso waB
shown to the King and Queen. It
had four bullet holes In lt, perfectly
drllle! as If the melal had been punched out with a machine tool.
Eight men of the Suffolk Iteglment,
who had been drawn from the same
company, and were not picked marksmen, fired with the new rifle at twenty-four targets. Each man had twenty rounds, and when their ammunition was exhausted ail but or.e of the j
targets bad been brouarbt down.
Invention of Stethoscope
Tho first public demonstration of
tbe uses of the stethoscope was made
by Dr. Laennee, the inventor, in a
Paris hospital ninety-seven years ago.
Auscultation, or diagnosis o.' the condition ot internal organs by the sense
of bearing, was used by the anclenls,
but it was not until a little over a century ago that physicians realized its
great importance ln incipient affectations of the chest, and tapping the
chest with fingers, were the original
methods used, but Laennee found that
by rolling a quire ot paper into a
kind of cylindtr, and applying one end
to tho patient's chest and the other
to his own ear. much better results
coiilr". bo had than by tbe Immediate
application of the ear. This led to
his Invention ot the stethoscope, or
breast explorer. The whole subject
of auscultation has been vastly elaborated and the stethoscope greally
Improved since Laennec's time, and
continued Investigation has only served to demonstrate, more fully the val-
us of this method of diagnosis.
Gas From Trees
An Interesting phenomenon, says a
writer in American Forestry, is the
escape of gas from cavities at the
base of hardworti trees ln the Ozarks
when the trees are cut down. When
the cavities are cut Into, tho gas escapes with a whistling sound, and it
lighted it will bun. with a faint yellow
flame. Decomposition of the heart I
wood of the tree is supposed to cause j
♦ lia f/yrmnMon of tha ens.
Ollded Palaces Bring In Hug* turn*
t* Thslr Proprietors—Luxurious
Dans In West End
A newspaperman accompanied by
an ex-inspector ot Scotland Tart,
dressed la the plainest ot plain clothes
spent several days and nlghU la exploring the fashionable haunts wher*
many Englishmen lmttat* th* habits
of the Chines* and their researches
proved that, without a doubt, Uie opium den la aa well, if not better, patronized by th* tashlonabl* West
Enders as lt Is by his mor* humble
and poverty-stricken brother In th*
cast end of London.
In th* East end th* Chinaman- or
hla opium-drugged English brother
Ilea In an open cubicle upon a none
too clean mattress. For the prlvll-
eg* of paying a few pence ha la allowed to squat ln a grimy hole, wher*
he rolla his opinion Into his beloved
pea, lights It at th* flam*, plugs lt
Into hla pipe, and suck* until he ls
literally wafted Into the opium man-
lac's heaven. But the difference between an cast end and a west end
opium den ls almost as vast aa the
area which dlvldea tha North Pole
from the South.
In a so-called fashionable Weat
End den some sort of introduction Is
essential before a visitor Is allowed
within the sacred preclnta of tha exclusive clrclo. Indeed It Ja, sate to
say that rarely, If ever, has a casual
visitor effected an entrance on his
own footing.
However, the detective stated that
there are, not a hundred miles from
P'ccadllly, numbers of touts who aet
In the capacity of introducing agents
to the proprietors of these opium palaces. Those who are familiar with
the haunts of Englishmen Infected
with an Insatiable taste for opium
would, indeed, be amazed at tho luxury and elaborate upholstering which —
characterizes the West End head-1
quarters of tha opium fiend. Every-1
thing breathes of comfort. The most |
elaborate Eastern hangings adorn the
walls, while Turkey carpets Into
which the feet sink almost ankle deep
cover the floors.
In various parts of the room divans,
couches and settees are scattered
around, it would be almost Impossible
to Imagine any Eastern palace more
luxurious In every detail. Morning,
noon and night there ls always a staff
of waiters ready to administer to the
wants of privileged patrons, whose
requirements ara faithfully carried
out In every detail. For the proprietor of a fashionable opium den amasses a small fortune In a very short
time, and, therefore, It pays him well
to study the whims of those who come
to him to satisfy their cravings.
Th9 ntoBt curious thing about opium dons ln London, said the Scotland
Yard man. Is the rapidity with which
they spring up and flourish. Indeed
they seem to become widely known
almost as soon as they aro founded.
Your opium den runner, strangely
has no necu to advertise his ensign
Leader" and  Repeater"
Carefully inspected shells,
blnations of powder, shot
loaded by machines which
results are responsible for
of Winchester "Leader"
Factory Loaded Smokeless
There   is   no   guesswork  in
the best com-
and wadding,
give invariable
the superiority
and "Repeater"
Powder Shells,
loading  them.
Reliability, velocity, pattern and penetration are
determined by scientific apparatus and practical
experiments. Do you shoot them? If not,
better  try   ths   W brand.     They are   the
Dangeroui chemical* sr* not und In tipping EDDY'S Ses-qul Safe Light matches.
^ Ssa that you get EDDY'S and n* other
"Just ss good." \
Safety—In Ita eemplet* sense—It absolutely guaranteed, but you muat ask for
EDDY'S new
Has Them
Makes Better Tea
\ and More of It
Ha Got tha Earth
Some months ago excavations were
being made for now tracks on the
line of a certain famous railway. At
one point a nearby rosldent obtained
permission to remove a quantity of
turf to resod Ills premises, tlie section
boss being instructed to notify the
excavating gang wben the resident
should have secured all he desired
The Hibernian's report Is as follows:
Ho needs no advertisementrglve iilmjThe man that wanted tbe earth bas
a couple of customers ami sure enough ' got It.
In less than a week bis clients wilt
Increase and multiply as carrion .flock
to tho carcase.
Perhaps the most striking feature
of London's opium dens is their Indescribable art of secreting themselves. Indeed, It Is safe ti say that
hundreds of thousands of people pass
by these havens of rest dally, and
yet not one person ln a thousand
would believe that this respectable-
looking house ls an opium den.
Dugald was 111, and his friend Donald took a bottle of whiskey to him.
Donald gave the invalid one glass and
Ye'll get, nnlther yln In the morning.
About five minutes elapsed, and
then Dugald suddenly exclaimed:
Ye'd better let mc hae lhe Itlier noo,
Donald, ye hear o' sae niony sudden
deaths nooadays.
Tide-Predicting Machine
A necessary part of every mariner's
education is an acquaintance with the
tides.      Ho  may not know It from
personal knowledge, but he must bo
supplied with a book whirl: will tell
him under ordinary circumstances how
high the water will be a'tr a certain
time.    The preparation of this book!
is another function of tile Coast and j
Geodetic  Survey.   About every year;
it Issue3 a  largo volume giving the |
tides for every day In tlie year for I
practically every harbor a ship may j
encounter—more than 3,000 In all.
Tbe survey's knowledge in this matter is the result of years of study aud \
labor, resulting in a apparatus which j
can predict what the titles will be at
any given place ln the world. The
machine which the survey lias constructed represents fifteen year.'
work. This tide-predicting machine
ls one of two In the possession oi the
survey, the other having been built
in 1832 by an official ot that office.
Only four others of tiny merit exist,
of which England possesses two. Tlie
one at the survey, however, Is acknowledged to be tlio best In the
In order to perfect this apparatus a
minute and prolonged study of actual
tidal conditions In the pori.s of the
world was necessary. Charts were
made by means ot a float to which was
attached a pencil. When the water
rose, the pencil did likewise and described an upward eurve, and vice,
versa   when   the   tide  fel
On a recen; examination paper ln
civics was tho question: ft tbe president, vice-president, and all the mem-
bora of the cabinet should die, who
would officiate?
Robert, a boy of twelve, thought for
some time, trying ln vain to recall
who came next In succession. At
last a happy inspiration came to him
and he answered: Tho undertaker.
Wise mothers who know the virtues
of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always have It at hand, because it
proves its value.
Smokers on Front Seats
Are not tho rudest men thoso of
tho pipe and cigarette who seize the
front seats of oniulbitsses, etc. and
annoy their fellow passengers by
belching smoke of sometime.! horrible
quality from mouths which may be
worse—lo say nothing of sparks and
ashes? The same rudest men prevent
many people from visiting or enjoying certain entertainments where no
specially ventilated section of the
building Is provided for them. Thus
tobacco Is lieing regarded as once
wa3 snuffing.
Bad Blood
Is the direct and inevitable result ol
Irregular or constipated bowels and
clogged-up kidneys and skin. The .
undigested food and other waste mat*
ter which is allowed to accumulate
poisons the blood and tbe who!*
system. Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills
act directly on the bowels, regulating
them—on the kidneys, giving tbem
ease and strength to properly filter ths
blood—and on tbe skin, opening up
the pores. For pure blood and good
health take
Dp. Morse's   «
Indian Root "m*
Qulcksand Frozen In
In excavating recently for the foundation of a large building In Heriin, the
workmen fouud it necessary to go 10
feet below the foundations of tlio adjoining buildings. They rested on
quicksand, which would have flowed
from under them had the builders not
used an ingenious method to keep thn
sand from slipping away It consists
ed In solidly freezing lhe sides of tho
new excavation. l-'ive-lnch freeze
pipes, closed at the bottom, wero Bunk
three feet apart all around the edges
of the pit. The pipes contained one-
Inch pipes that wero open at the bottom and connected with a supply
header at the top. The flvelneli pipe
was connected with a drain header,
Brine, which wns pumped from a refrigerating plant, passed down tba
one-Inch pipes, up the five-Inch pipes,
back into the drain header and tiieuce
to tile brlno tauk.
Impressions of Polo
A technical sporting writer Is cred-
lied with Ibis description of tbo recent International polo game:
As 1 looked back at It afterwards
,„ ,„,. ihe affair seemed to tne a combination
All the! of a cavalry charge, a turkey trot, n
charts so obtained were assembled I subway rush or, horseback a bad life
and studied. Then came mallieniati- Insurance risk Custer■1 last stand and
eal deduction In connection with the tbe Brooklyn bridge at 5.30 p.m. on
machine.    The  Idea  was  to  perfect  a week day.
a macular? which, when certain dials | 	
were  set to represent conditions at: m ^_ ■•*_■
whenS|henmachlne"waseslarted! predict  A11 StC IT11C     wO 11Q III O 11
what the tides would be In,advance,
always taking as granted that the|
weather conditions are normal. That'
was accomplished, but no apparatus]
can predict storms In connection with j
the tides.-Washington Star.
He Explains
I hear you pr.sscd my wife on ths
street tlio other day and sail she was
not much for looks.
I can explain, old man. You seo
my wifo was along and she asked mo
If I didn't think your wife a perfect
beauty. As a married man yourself
you know that was my cuo to disagree.
The explanation was accepted,
Scribbler—Whatever the critics tu.iy
say about my novel, tbey can't say
I bate stolen any other man's Ideas.
Tootslc—1 Should try that next lima
Bertie, If I  were you.
And Mothers, Too
Mother, said tlie small boy at the
piano, may I quit practicing for a
Why?     Aro your hands tired?
No. My hand, aren't, but my eats
or Bloodlessness
Now that llltle George had attained
lhe ago of six, the great problem ot
his education became the burning
question of the hour. The family
declared that llltle George must go to
school Immediately. Little George
himself firmly maintained that
would do nothing of tho sort,
henceforth the mere mention of the
word school had very much the same
effect upon blm as a red rag is alleged lo have upon a bull. Granny,
however, who knew nothing of the difference of opinion In lhe family, ventured to remark one day: Your father
A peculiar 'lalior or even ghastil-
ness of the skin is the marked symptom of anaemia. Tho eyelids, gums
and lips appear to be almost blcodless.
The cause of this condition Is the absence of red corpuscles from the
I,0I The anaemic patient is usually thin
niilancl weak, but may be fleshy and Inclined to dropsy. Stomach troubles
and weakness of the bodily organs
are accompaniments.
Red corpuscles must be added to
tho blood, and this can best be accomplished ly using Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food
I    This great food cure Is so gentle
tells me. Ceorge, that you are going
to school next week.    Then fat tier's
talking rot! the boy rrplied.      Why,
granny, 1 can't read and 1 can't write
so what good should I do at school,) GO cents a box, ft for $2-60, at all Oea Ier:
t would like to kno»? " Umltcd, T<
and natural In action that It Is admirably suited for the use of women and
girls suffering from anaemic cr other
diseases which arise from an Impoverished condition of Ihe blood.
It Is readily assimilated, enters tho
blood stream: and carries health and
strength to every organ of tbo body.
The vigor of tlio digestive system
Is quickly restored, and the food taken
Into the body Is properly digested and
nourishment supplied to the whole
To get well and keep wel! you must
supply tho body with nn abundance
of pure, rich blood. Nothing can
help you so well ai
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
Kdmi.uron,.   Bates.   &.  Co.,
_ inr, isijAJNDi'iit, i.Djiiir.tii.AiM'
Carpet Ends
We have received a large shipment of Carpet Etuis  in
Tapestry, Brussels and Velvet He.    Make your choice
while we have a good assortment.
Cushion Covers
A large consignment of same has just arrived from
England in some of tlie daintiest designs and colorings.
The choice and variety will he dillicult to surpass,, and
the mares are most reasonable. You can get it good
useful cushion cover from 50c, more elaborate and choice
(Ijc , 7oe , $1.00, #1.23, and $1.50 each.
New  Skirts
Our New Skirts are selling well, yet we still have a good
assortment to choose from, and intend making this
department a leader. New Skirts will come forward
jrom time to time so that our assortment may he kept up
NewFall Suitings-Men
Aire.niy the S;ii/i]il"s nf Fall .Suitings are to hand, and
the selection is   up tn lhe usual standard of  Copple,-/-
Noyes  1   /I'liiiinll's   high   class clothing,    i'lace your
order now.      lie guarantee a perfect fit.
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
I'honc 38
The Latest in
Fall Hats
Yonr Choice of Loncbrt, Paris
and  New York
Dency Smith
Courtenay, B. C.
-     JSh   \,t,
I..N-,    'jfrtt .-**•;» t*&
Mrs. J. M. QUICK
Scenes antl Family Groups a
Specialty,   also developing  and
Finishing Kodak Work.
 ejr's DrtlR Str.ro,
,11 sppij ii.->i.tt-iue
.11 Hotel.
COMoX sellout,
SEALED TK.VPKA'S, supcrsoribetl
»Tender for Comos School,"
will be received by the Hon. the Min
later of Public Works up to noon 1 f
Monday, tlia 8tlt dny of September,
1918, for the erection und completion nf
utwn rooint'd scliii"! und coiivetiienots
l'liinv, speciliontions, contract, and
forms of tender may bo seen on and
after tbe 16th of August, 1913, at (he
offioe of Sir. ,i. Ciu'lliuw, iSttoretnry,
School Boaril, Comox; Sir J. Baird,
Qoverament Agent, Cumberland, B.C.,
or the Depiirlmimt of Public Works.
Victoria, B.C,
Intending tenderers can, by applying tu the undersigned, olitain a copy
of th.i plans uud specifications for the
sum of ten dollars (610), "hich will lie
refunded on their return in good.ordcr.
Each proposal inuat be accompanied
ny an accepted brink cheque or cerliH
eate of deposit on u rlmriered han't nf
Canada, make payable to the lion, llie
.Minister nf L'nlilie Works, for a sum
equal io If pel' cent, of tender, which
shall he forfeited if the party tendering
decline to cuter inlu con tract when
culled upuu to do su, or if he fail fo
complete tlu worlf contracted for. The
cheques or certilicatod of deposits nf
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
tu them'upon the execution of tho contract,
Tenders will not be considered unless made uut on forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of llie tend
erer, and enclosed in the envcl ipes
The lowest nr any lender not necessarily accepted.
Public.   Works Eni/iueer.
Department of Public  Works,
Victoria, 11. C„ 'Auyust [Jilt, 1918.
SEALED TENDERS addresied to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
■letty and Dredfcing at hti NVrth Ann nl
Fraser River, It. 0 ," will iiu received
at this (tlice until 1 p in Tuesday, September 30, IMS, fur i ou o nstriicrinu ol
jolty and Diedginu at tlio Nortli Ann el
the Fruaer Kiv.r, 1! O.
Plans, speoiHoatiutiB*J«nd form uf contract can lie seen aud fnrina nf tender
untamed at the ■ llio. a of (J. 0 VVurafuld,
E-q. District E gitieer, New WestmiuiBi.
o% It.C.i W '/. E.rle, E-q., Disttict
Engineer, Winnipeg, Man. ( J, S. .Mir
Luohlati, 151| , Dis'i'lot Enuineer, Y;c
toils, BO,; J. L. m oliaiiil, Esq., D.sintl
Enuineer, Pobi - Woe llui diii.s. M uitreal,
P.Q ; .i (I Sine, Esq . Di-triut Kumiuei,
Clniifederatioii L fe Building, IVrmito,
Out., and un spulionti' u tu tlio Pust-
niastor al Vancouver, B O.
PerBon teaderingare nntiti.d that tenders wiil uut bo considered unless made
on lhe printed forma supplied, and fciyn-
ed with their actual signatures, stating
their occupations ami places uf residence.
In tho chbo id linns, the nctual signature,
the nature nf the < coupatmn and place i.f
residence "f each member uf the linn
must ho given.
Each tender inuat bo accmnpaned by
an accepted tie que un a clurti red li u k
payable to the <ndor uf the Bounural.lt
ihe Minister uf Public Works nf Canada
equal to lino per'Cent of tho ant uut of
thu tender, wlm.li will be f ifeittd if the
person teudering tlu lines to enter ititn
a contract when called upuu tu d-i su, oi
fail to complete lhe wuik c utraeted For.
If the tender be nut accepted lhe cheque
ivill bo rutinned
The Department dura nut bind itself In
accept iho lowest nr any tender.
Department uf Public Works,
11 tana, August 18, 1012
Newspapers will not bo paid fur this
Advertisement if they insert it without
uthority frum the department. —45074
Synopsis ul Curii Wining [(emulations
COAUroluingiiglitBol  ihe Dominioj
in M.u.ili.l* SnelntonswnA ami Allien... ' n
th,. Yuk.uT.iii'uiy. theN.nhwest IVinlg
t.irie-. and in a portion of the Province ol
British 0 lumbia, may be leased for* term
nf tweilly-ulie years ar an annual rental nl
Stall acre. Not inure ill in 8,600aOrea
will be leased tn one applioaut.
Application for a lease must be made b>
• heapnlieant iu person I" thu Agent or suh
Agent ol the district in which the rights
applied fur aio situated.
luaurveyed territory the land must be
described by scottuni, or legal subdivisions
nf mroliuiiB, and iu lln»Ul\eyed ultltiin
ihoiraci applied for aludl Ueatak.duut by
theapp iciiit himself.
Etch application tnust lio acQompaniec
by , fee ff$f> which will be refunded if the
ii. his applied forare not available, but nnl
otherwise. A royaltj shall be paid on the
merchantable uut put of llie mine at tht
rale i (live cents per I n,
The pursuit operating the mine shall
furnish lhe Agent witli sworn returns accounting fur the full quantity nf nurch-
Kiit able coal mined and p.y the royaltj
ihereun. If the d-al tniuiag rights are
nut being fiperated, Buch returns shall be
fori islied at least unco a year.
The lease vill include the coal minim
rights only, but the 1 aseemay be permitted to purchase whatever available aur
Face rights may bo considered necessary
f rill,- workimtof the Uiinoat the rale ''tlfc*;
JlO.OOauacio. m
Pur full iiiformatiun application should ' Ebu
bemadetu the Secretary uf the Dopitt- jg
inentof the liitetiur, Ottawa,  nr tu   any  —
■,-onl nr Sub Aui ul oil), minion Lauds, j
11, puty Minister ef Ihelnte' inr.
N I'.- Unauthorized publication uf tl
Hdi'eriUemeut will uut be paid for.
New Townsite-No. 8 Mine
This consists if Ki^hty Acrgsi, lmWof.nin.i'ler.saqtiim 22,8
the Canadian Colliery owning llie oihuv halt ou which
tha main shaft ninl saw mills an-, situate, so that it is
ci'll shunter!  beiug cIosb  to  hiisiiu'ss operations t»nd>
• alisoltitely inside; property.
Price r,f Lots S150 aad upwards, on easy terms.
British Columbia nvestmeits
Courtenay, B, C.
Farms und
Special ib ts
:--s7r^jL^v^r*k%^: -irr ■iau'.X'HL-i. L^eu tf**ti^ z.?. ■vonaEa.^aa'^rsi'
Centre of Town I
Pricos: $200
anil up.
ealty Co.
Courtenay, B. C.
Sealed tenders will be received
hy the Minister of Lands not later than noon on tho 29th day of
September. 1913, for the purchase
of Licence X 58, to cut 1,750,000
feet of timber on the area im-j
mediately north of Lot 1431,1
P.anse 1, Coast District, on the
east side of Cadero Channel.
Two years will he allowed  for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan
Chief Forester, Victot'ta, 13. C.
■     " The Magnet .Cash Store"
Cumberland    and    Uxkin
Watk.ii Woeks Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling "ill be allowed
only two nights a week, viz.
Tuesday and Friday, from 7
lill  I) o'clock in (he evening,
Leaky Laps must lie attend-
to at once
Any changes or additions to
existing piping must be sanctioned by the Company,
Hy order.
L. W. Nunns,    See.
Cumberland, B. O.
July  29th,   L913.
n ^
CTSALED 'I KNDKIis addressed to the
^uudofftigm-d, Htid u.il .ittil "!V- dt-i
f..r whiirt ai Slielter Point, Gillies l'**\
ii C," will li" reoi ivi't! nt this i IHce utiti
1 p in., hi M udtty, Svpfiuibei 13, 1913.
for the eousirucM n >•* wluf at Bhettei
P.-iht. Q llit-a Iky, BO.
I'luilS   H|ieuiliniMniis mid fftin i f    ooll   \
n-i.-t c»n  be -ft 11   ninl I hiim ■ f u n ten '
litainu'l i l ii'i-   depnr niHht   nlid w\ iiu I
IHcen • f C   C  W, isfuid, G t| , 1»h.ii.'
I'ji-ghiL-er, N-w  Wi Ktlllil-s t'l',    D   L".    in (
nii'MjiplicaM nin ill,- Pimtiuaatur at Van-
o uvor, 13 0.
ParBniiB tendeiing nre notitl sd tlm
teiulota will lift Inn oonfiidereU unleai
nuiili) out nit thu p in ted fonna nupphod,
.nd siffned with thtir ac'ual sigii-ttureH,
a uiiii).';.l i*ir (.coupittioiia m.d pine ol
retidence. In thu« n* of firms, the ac-
■ii'il sinn» iiu-.*=, lhe iHiura of tho n.--
oupftiition, ninl I'lti'ti i t leaidenoe if e.ei,
iii-inht.r if ihe (inn utUBl bo ^ivi-ti.
Eiuh tuu-Jet inu-ii lie acoompined by
*u it coop ted cluquo una chartered bank,
pHyable to the order of tlio Hoiiouuibh
tlie Minis'(r of Public Works, equal to
'en per ( L0 p.o. ) of the amcunt of the
tender, w-hioh will be forfeited if tin
person tender ng declhie t" I'tiior iut
•icnitiitct when culled upon to do ao, >i
fad to complete the contract. If tin
tender be trnt accepted the cheque wilt
lit) returned.
The   Dtpirtment dnos not bind i st*!i
to hecept ihe lowest ur miy tender.
By mder,
Depaitmeni • f Pubic Works.
tl tawa, AuKUntl2, 1013.
Newspapers  v. ill not be paid fur thi
advorti oment if tbey insert it without
lUth'otity from the Department, - 46241
Phone 31 Cumberland, B.C
G,A.Fletdier Musi
films, t liiyer rituuis,
1 'n I U in b i ri (il'illlhil-
jthtiiu'a mid Rtroiiids
Rdisim LltjQui'da uud
Machines   a-r***rr-o. ■•
The MeKiiili-y Edit'tou of Ten Ceut Music
a Speoiti-lti/,
NANAIMO,      .        =      B. C.
Wanted to Hen t, a four roomed
house, by end of September.-■•
Apply Bo.\ 430, c.o. Islander.
Wo littvo all kinds of Silks imported direct
from Japan ; Cream, Blue, White, Pink and
Grey. Price 65c. to $1.25 per yard.
Pongee Silk, 55c. to $1.50 per yard.
k* i\ee a eeiviraNYl
Dunsmuir Hvenue, Cumberland, R, 6.


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