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Array THE ISLANDED
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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
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VOL. IV., No. 21
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1913
""Subscription price, $1.50 per year
MM ARRESTS
ATL
Forty Seven Men Arretted for
Participating in Recent
Rioti.
Ladysmith, Aug. 19.—In the
early hours of this morning,
under cover of darkness, the
special police who have been
greatly augmented within the
past two days, accompanied by
soldiers passed from house to
house in this .city and arrested
twenty nine men, alleged to have
been implica'ed in the rioting and
disturbances of the past week.
Those for whom warrants had
been issued were awakened and
told- they were under arrest.
Two or three minutes were given
to the men to dress before they
were marshalled between a file
of soldiers to be marched to the
Abbotsford Hotel, where under
a strong guard they were held
until the arrival of a special train
to take them to Nanaimo at nine
o'clock.
The prisoners will be held until
their trials in the provincial jail.
The only charges preferred this
morning were of taking part in
an unlawful assembly, but it is
understood more serious offences
will face some of them later.
Samuel .Guthrie, president of the
local branch of the U.M.W. of A,
was one of the first to be apprehended. He made no resistance
as did none of the others, all
being surprised at the suddenness of, and the unusual hour of
their arrest.    At first it was
planned to have the round up
occur simultaneously with that in
Nanaimo, but this plan was abandoned for the method followed.
One sensation which is causing
considerable comment to day,
was the apprehension of William
Stacouse, proprietor of the largest barber shop and pool rcom in
the city. He has been very out
spoken in his support of the
striking miners and it is alleged
took an active part in the disturbances. His clerk, a mere boy,
was also arrested.
ITIONS AT
—......» .H>-
UNION OFFICIAL ON TRIAL
Victoria, Aug, 19.—Before Mr.
William Dalby, justice of the
peace, the first proceedings
against Mr. Joseph Taylor, district vice-president of the United
Mines Workers' of America, and
also vice-president of the B. C.
Federation of Labor, who was
arrested on leaving the E. and N.
Railway midday train at Russell
station on Saturday, took place
yesterday morning. The charge
against him was that of intimidation; and Chief Constable Cox,
on behalf of the Attorney-General's Department, asked a remand
for eight days. This was allowed.
Local news on back page.
Dr. Kerr, dentist, will be in
Cumberland on August 27, for
two weeks.
Saturday last was pay day with
something over $100,000 paid out
to the employees of the Canadian
Collieries [Dunsmuir] Ltd. The
day passed off very quietly, quite
a contrast compared to the previous pay day. This is due to the
presence of the militia and the
closing of the saloons.
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Fall
Clothing
WE HAVE just received
our first shipment of
Men's Clothing. Men's Suits
in all the wanted shades, prices
to suit all. Our New Samples
for our Mitde-to-Measure Department nre just to hand.
Suits and Overcoats made to
measure. Perfect fit and satisfaction guaranteed. We invite
you to call nnd inspect these
lines. Sole agents" for the
FIT-RITE CLOTHING
Macfarlane Bros.
Corner Store
Cumberland
P. O. Box 100
Nanaimo  Free   Prest   Publiih
Erroneous Statements Regarding Cumberland.
We do not know what the Free
Press considers authentic, but
under the heading of Cumberland
News the said paper of the 20th
inst. says:—
"From authentic sources we
learn that the mach'nest, boiler-
makers and blacksmiths at Union
Bay have quit work, as also all,
eqcept three men. at No. 8 Mine.
The employees at the construction
camp between Courtenay and No.
8 Mine have also thrown up their
employment."
We may inform the Free Press
it is true a few men quit work at
Union Bay. That is their privilege. But their quitting had
nothing to do with the strike in
any shape or form. To get down
to the truth of the matter there
are 125 men employed at the
Union Bay shops, and twelve of
these thought they would quit
work and retire from manual
labor. There is nothing unusual
about that to excite the Free
Press, In coal mining towns one
will continually find a certain
class of men quitting while others
are seeking employment.
At No. 8 Mine, which is a new
shaft recently sunk down to the
coal and is now making levels and
counter levels in the best of coal,
we know of nothing out of the
ordinary at that point, and after
a diligent search for authentic
information we find the men are
werking as usual, not a single
man has left work.
The Austrians or Hungarians
who left Cumberland on Wednesday, and who were refused a
landing at Nanaimo upon their
arrival by the S.S. Charmer, were
from railroad construction camps
and not connected with the production of coal in any way, and
does not affect Cumberland.
Now we will get back to the
Free Press of Monday, the 18th,
which says:—
"The mines at Cumberland are
believed to be idle following
pay day when 64 strike breakers
quit work, sixteen of whom have
arrived in Nanaimo, amongst
whom are two of the bosses."
When the Free Press mentions
bosses it should endeavour to
secure the names of the bosses,
especially in these strenuous
times of turmoil. We would in
form the Free Press that the
Comox Mines of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited
were idle the day after pay day
and some went to church, that
day being Sunday and a day of
rest. The Canadian Collieries
arealways idle the day after pay
day, but as a rule work on the
following Monday, not exactly
with a full force. The Monday
after pay day this month was an
exception, only a very few of the
employees remained idle after
Sunday. Cumberland being a
dry town probably accounts for
that.   We can assure the Free
Press that the local mines worked
as usual last Monday and produced 1855 tons of coal, which is
considered a good output for the
first working day after pay day.
Ever since this trouble commenced we have endeavored to
publish the truth and at times,
when we have not been fully
satisfied, we have put ourselves
to the trouble to ascertain the
truth which we know will stand
the test. We have suffered for
it in many ways but we feel
justified.
When the Free Press feels so
disposed to say a few words concerning us we would like them to
get as near the truth as possible.
The vast majority of the inhabitant of this city are anxious to get
back to peace and quietness as
early as possible. With the truth
published concerning us, law and
order maintained, the agitators
and disturbers of our peace held
at bay, the citizens of this district will attain their object.
The local mines are working
and will work continuously with
the necessary protection against
the lawless element of this district who are seeking to destroy
property and place Cumberland
in the same position as Nanaimo
is today. The militia arrived here,
beyond a doubt, just exactly
when they were needed to secure
peace and aid the provincial
police, for which the peaceful,
law-abiding, and respectabl class
of this community thanks the
authorities that holds the reins of
power to do right and justice to
all.
FOUND GUILTY OF
Campell Gets Two Month With
Hard Labor   Manzik Gets
Three Months Hard.
Hon. H. E. Young, Minister of
Education, H. S, Clements, M.P.,
and M. Manson, M.P.P., visited
Courtenay on Thursday and attended the first annual Conservative pic-nic.
"The signs of the times and
the old-fashioned Gospel" will
be the subject of the'discourse in
Grace Methodist Church tomorrow evening. Services at 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. Strangers cordially
welcome.
s
EALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned, snd endorsed "Tendei
f„r wharf »t Shelter Point, (iillies Buy,
H O," mil he received at this office until
4 p.m., un Monday, September IS, 1913,
fiirtliecnnatruetii.il of whaif at Shelter
Point, (Iillies Bay, B C.
Plans, specifications and form of con
tract can ho seen and forms of tunders
obtained at this department and at thi
. flicet of O. C. Wotsfold, K 11 , District
Engineer, New Westminster, li. 0., and
on applieaii n to the Postmaster at Vancouver, B C.
Persons tendering are notified thai
tenders will nut be considered unless
made out on the p-inted foims supplied,
and signed with their actual signatures,
stating their occupations and place of
reeidence. In thecseof firms, the actual signatures, lhe nature of the oc-
cupantion, and place of residence of each
member of the firm must be given.
Eich tender must be accumpaned hy
an accepted chitjuo ona chartered bank,
payable to the order of the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, ci|ual to
ten per (10 p.c. ) of the ami unt of the
tender, which will be fol felted if the
person tendering decline to enter into
a contract when called upon to do so, or
fail to complete the contract. If the
tender be not accepted the cheque will
be returned.
Tho   Department doos not bind i sell
tu accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
BC  DESUOCBEP.S
Secretary,
Depaitniciit of Public Works.
Ottawa, August 12, 1913.
Newspapers will not be paid for thi»
adveriueiiieut if Ihey insert it without
authority from the Department.-45241
J. Maitland Dougall, recently
appointed police magistrate for
the City ofCumberlaud, presided
for the first time at the court
on Thursday evening. The case
before the court was that of Mike
Campbell, charged with unlawful
assaulting and beating James
Brownlee at Comox Lake on the
20th of July. Prisoner pleaded
not guilty. Mr. P. P. Harrison
appeared for the prosecution, Mr
Alder, of the law firm of Bird,
Darling and Leighton, Nanaimo,
appeared for the accused. The
evidence for the prosecution
showed that Brownlee and six
others went to Comox Lake to
bathe. While in the act of removing the bathing costume and
redressing on a launch the accused came up in a row boat and
shouted "Get off my steam yacht
or I will shoot you," at the same
time calling to two of his friends
on the shore "I knew they were
scabs." When the accused got
on shore a general mix-up ensued
which resulted in Brownlee being
taken to the hospital with his lip
cut, teeth knocked out, and kicked on the head and breast.
Several witnesses for the prosecution were examined who testified to the tru'h of fracas. The
defence refused to call any witnesses.
The presiding magistrate, in
addressing the accused, said there
was no doubt in his mind that
defendant was guilty of the
cha-ge, he not only struck Brownlee and knocked him down but
gave Kipi the boot. The magistrate said such things were not
allowed and sentenced accused to
two month's hard labour.
On Friday George Manzik came
up for hearing, charged with
striking an officers while in the
execution of his duty. Manzik
was locked up on a charge of
vagrancy and while a prisoner in
the cell cursed the jailer and
struck him. Accused was sentenced to three months with
hard labour.
The information laid .against
Forrest Cave by Alex Campbell
was thrown out on the grounds
that it was not sworn before a
magistrate. Another information
was laid by Campbell and sworn
to before his worship, and remanded for eight days.
CONSERVATIVE PIC-NIC.
The first annual Conservative
pic-nic took place atMcCutcheon's
Point on Thursday. All the Conservative associations throughout
the Comox Electoral District were
represented. [The weather was
all that could be desired. Speeches were delivered by M. Manson,
M.P.P., H. S, Clements, M.P.,
and the Hon. H. E. Young, Minister of Education. In the evening the various executives adjourned to the Riverside Hotel,
Courtenay, and enjoyed a sumptuous repast. Space will not permit a detailed report.
The public schools will re-open
on Monday with some slight
changes in the teaching staff.
J. B. Downs, M.A., of Nottingham, England, will be principal
of the high school. Andrew
Laing, a college graduate from
Glasgow, Scotland, is to be first
assistant to H. McArthur, principal of public school.
Dr. J. C. Morrison, dentist, of
Courtenay will beat the Cumberland Hotel for a few days.
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Fine Watch
Repairing
T. D. McLEAN
THE   LEADING    JEWELER
Cumberland, B. C.
ROCKERS
AND
CHAIRS
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.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE  STORE THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
$10.00 WillStartYoutoWealth,$10.00
KINLOCK PLACE -WINNIPEG
IniiiRlne Choice high Lots close tt Main Street of Wlnnlpep. a City which
cannot but have, a population of 1*000,003 people within the next Quarter of u
Century,
Klnloch Place haa an tactile onr tine .n front rf property running direct
> icntrc of City. Close to the splendid new Exhibition Grounds In -which
SlOO.uut) will be expended, which with KlUonan Park which it adjoins, will
make   the   most   dosha'   »   district   lo  ]|v>   In.
Ulntook 1'lace Lota, J1T5 up. $10 cash r- 1 J10 per month. This week we
f< - ii clle ,'s lot (r 1900 cash, that wo old him somn years ago nt only i-25.
Klnh . Place Lots will make you a similar pic .t. If at the Exhibition let
slnw  you  this  pr -»•-
Mall This Coupon To-day
Olffl
! me an 1'
'.•at d booklet, etc.,  ia  Kinlock  Tlace.
SCOTT,   HILL   &   CO.,
22 Crinsila  Life   Building.   Winnipeg,   Manitoba.
f.
LOVE CONQUERS SLL
1HIN6S
(BY ARTHUR APPLIN)
Vs
aril, Lock A Co., Limited, I<on
tlon, Melbourne nnd Toronto
(Contlni -tl)
lit- slipped 1.I-. hand into his trons-
er pocket ami gave the man some silver, then be slopped into the car and
gripped tlie steering wheel.
Perhaps you had better come along
with me, I may want your help.
Thanh you, sir. The man obeyed
v irli alacrity,
'i'he Hall is on my way; I work on
jour property, sir.
The engines were humming noisily
now. Sir George released the clutch
nnd reversed the engines and the car
slowly hacked out luto the centre of
the road.
I think she wlll run all right—have
we far to go?
The man looked surprised, then
laughed un.'nsily as he glanced over
his shoulder Into the tonneau. Some
six or seven miles, sir; I suppose yoti
have forgotten your way about here?
Lord! it's a good many years now
t.incc you went away, 1 wasn't much
more than a lad, sir.
The car was running quite smoothly; Sir- George found himself wondering why it had meted out death and
destruction, and escaped serious Injury Itself.
Yes, It is a good many years ngo.
he replied, picking and choosing his
words. He looked at the man opposite him: A lad. you say—hang it
nil. 1 am not so old, 1 am only—I
He did not even know his own age;
lie knew nothing, be remembered r.o-
Ihlng! And yet here be sat, apparently In full possession of all his faculties. The effects of the blow he must
have received wben thrown from the
ear had worn off. As the blood
coursed through his veins he felt the
\ltal glow of health, he'was not even
conscious of nerves. lie looked at
tlie speedometer; It registered but
live miles an hour.
Hope sprang in Lis breast again; nt
least he had not forgotten how ti
drive, and curiously enough he had
entered the car and started it without
giving it a thought. He found himself wondering with a grim sense of
humor what other accomplishments he
possessed.
So 1 have been away a long time,
have I?- Ho was speaking his
thoughts aloud, wondering what he
had been doing while he war, away,
wondering what he was going to do
now he had relurned. There were
i-ds and guns in the car, evidently
he was keen tn sport.
Some fifteen years, sir, the man replied. I expect you will find many
changes, new faces Inking the place
<if old ones, ..nil all that.
There was : Hence for a little while,
the road was fairly straight, tinning
nnd twisting here and Ihere; still on
nil sides of them, the moorland.
Scratched So Made Red Sore,
Trouble Grew Worse All the Time,
A Cake of Cuticura Soap and a
Box of Cuticura Ointment Completely Cured.
—i—i—i      ■
Tlllo .TollOttO, Que.- "My llttll! Shi, Used
four years, liud su many pimples im hof
nrms and Ickh that I did net know
what to eltt. They lasted
for a year. Blio com-
moncod to scratch and
this made pimples, clear,
not rod, Pbo scratched so
much that llio Mood run
/TUlvj " lf\ and it mado a red sore,
/ffiii in' iin vTlio sores vera worso on
her arms ond lefts anil on
her foce, and they wero Ugly looking with
Iho blood. 1 was told what to do lo stop
her suffering, and I usod tho treatment tint
other pimples eamo out all the time. I tried
nil sons of remedies but tho trouble ri-cw
worse all tho timo. It was always tho samo
story, until I used Out'Clira Soap and Ointment. I began to apply tbo Cutlcura Ointment on ber, also hot water and Cutlcura
Hoai). Immediately I bewail to seo that
they wero curing ber, and after having
useet a eako of Cuticura Hoap and a box of
Cutlcura Ointment sho was completely
cured.   Sho has Just as fine a skin as before.
"My husband also used Cutlcura ointment for cracks In ids; hamt«. After three
appllcj.<;•--; ol' tno Cutlcura Ointment bo
wasoomplotely cured." (Signed) Mrs. Ah ed
Confer, Jan. 10.1012.
Cuticura Soap and Cutlcura Ointment are
sold by druggists and dealers everywhere.
For a liberal free sample of each, with 32-p,
book, send post cord to Potter Drug It Chem.
Corp., Dent. 33l>, Boston, V. 8. A.
The red glow In the cast had disappeared and twilight was falling rapidly, lletherington was beginning to
believe that ho really must ba the man
whose name he had taken. Who
clso c- uld he be?
Supposing the past never returned
to blm—always remained a closed
door? His hands trembled a moment
and the car swerved; he felt the man
by his side cringe, and be laughed.
They were running along at top speed
now, leaving tho hills behind. The
valley yawned at th Ir feet; fields
and hedges, signs of civilization. A
distance off, above a line or fir trees,
a wreath of blue smoke curled towards
tlie sky; through tho foliage the outline of lofty chimneys of an Elizabethan mansion.
I don't suppose there will he many
at Cranby who will recognize me,
Hclherington said presently. I am
afraid I have forgotten even their
names.
lie was conscious that the man opposite him continually scanned his
features. He wondered whether l.e
were trying to recall them, or whether
he were suspicious.
Old James McTurggot Is still bailiff,
sir, but I know nawt of the rest. And
McTurggot, he don't count for much
now; a regular cripple he is, walks on
two sticks and deaf as a post.
Gradually be began to grow garrulous, describing events which had
taken place on the estate, the amount
of game lletherington would find an.l
the improvement in the trout :.tream.
If his past was a blank, and the
closed door of a Chamber ln which
might lurk sorrow and sin, or joy and
beauty, Sir George Hetherington's future looked promising.
He began to feel curiously elated
nnd excited, I ut every now and again
fear gave a warning stab at hi.- heart.
Of course in time he would find re-
la.Ions or at least friends who would
remember him and would help him to
remember. Yet a strange feeling
was gradually cor.-.lng to him that it
would be better if he neither remembered nor was remembered. lt was
rather fine to be born Into the world
at the age of thirty . -ren a ready
made man at, it were, with emotions
and desires, and apparently the power
lo satisfy them. And the world lay-
before him, to be discovered and conquered.
A warning cry from the man beside
I him made him start and   apply   the
brakes.
He careful sir, there is a terrible
curve hert—no\. sharp to the right—
there's the village. 1 see they've got
| Ihe lodge gates open, as if they expected you.
I Hcthoringlon had let the car rush
from the moorland Into the valley at
breakneck speed, now it was running
slowly through the tiny village of
Cranby. A few thatched-roof cottages nestled sleepily on his right;
on Ihe left the village grocer and Post
Office, a blacksmith's and sweet shop
around which were gathered a group
of curious children. A little to the
right of the lodge gates the spire ef
the village church showed.
As the car entered the drive a middle aged man stepped out from the
lodge and saluted.
Who ls that? Hethc-ringlon asked
sharply.
You ought to remember him, Bir; he
was mortal fond of trout fishing when
he was a young man. He Is old
Joe's son, they kept the lodge time
out of memory.
Tho drive ran through a double line
ot fir trees which stopped abruptly
one hundred yards from Ihe house. It
was a fine old specimen of Elizabethan architecture, the lower part overgrown with crimson ramblers and
ivy.
lletheringl - jumped down and Instinctively held out his h id. I am
j very glad lo he home, be said, speaking with difficulty, Hut the words
rang true, Ihey came from his heart—
hi! eyes suddenly felt moist.
I had a lire lit In the hall, sir, be-
I cause the evenings up here get Chilly
nnd I prepared ten, Mrs. Marlir, Ibe
housekeeper continued. Robert will
see to Ihe luggage. She glanced over
his shoulder towards the ear. Where
! Is lichen, sir?
I Then llothtring-on remembered and
fell back a step.
j    I am sorry to say—there has been
'an accident.    1 got off   with   a   few
bruises, but—my chauffeur—win killed.
The man llelhi ringlon hail brought
with bim was signalling violently, but
it was too laic. Mrs. Mnrler rushed
forward and peered into Ihe tonneau.
A frightened cry escaped her lips as,
covering her face with her hands,
she crept back Into the ball.
An III omen, she muttered under her
breath!  'twas death you l?ft behind
yon when you went away. "1'i.j death
| you bring back-.
!     Sbe bent over lhe fire and sllrred
! the logs until they biased cheerfully.
| Uut Sir George stood outside his home
—afraid lo enter.
(To be Continued)
Coniroiled" 'nun liie driver's seal
I the reflector In a new type ot au'ojjio-
j bile headlight can be arranged lo
ihrow a narrow, powerful beam of
i light directly ahead o to diffuse lhe
I light across a road.
TO  MAKE  SHIPS   ROLL
Gyroscopes on Lake Boats Might Pre
vent Their Freeilng
Most novel of all the applications
of the gyroscope that have been proposed ln the last few years ls the
use of a pair or mighty gyroscopes to
make a ship roll, bo that ln passing
through Icefields lt wlll not freeze
tight. The possibility that this will
make traffic possible on the Great
Lakes during the winter has been
suggested amo.ig sblp engineers,
though there are other dl.BcultleE to
winter lake traffic besides lalic freezing.
On the car ferry Ashtabula, which
operates on the lakes 6uch a pair of
gyroscopes havo been installed by Elmer A. Sperry, the leading authority
In America on this peculiar force, and
the Inventor of the gyroscope compasses that are being supplied to
many ships ot the navy. The apparatus on the Ashtabula serves the
double purpose of restricting or diminishing tho rolling of the vessel
when the water ls rough, and of causing rolling when water ls quiet and
tb r* ls danger that tho vessel maybe caught in tho Ice.
The big gyroscopes are r laced low
In tho vessel, and with their attachments, weigh fifty-one tons. Not much
power Is required to .reep the heavy
wheels revolving at high speed; and
so long as they are revolving the rolling of tho vessel is controlled. A
very sensitive pendulum automatically manages the big wbeel3. As the
pendulum swings it causes the big
gyroscopic wheels to turn slightly ln
such a way us to diminish the ship's
rolling; or if It Is desired to nif.ke the
ship roli the pendulum can be made
to swing—and, ln turn, thiB wlll move
the gyroscopes and make .he vessel
roll.
Mr. Sperry believes the method ot
controlling the rolling of a Bhip by
great tanks of water on the deck so
connected that the water flows from
on" to another at the desired moment
Is not a satisfactory solution, for he
has discovered that the rolling of a
ship in a heavy sea Is not regular.
It will start at a slight degree and
then work up to a heavy roll, reaching the climax ln perhaps a dozen
swings, then diminish again to the
slight rolling. By the use of the pendulum, however, each rolling motion
Is met with just the right amount of
gyroscopic action needed for that one
roll.
W.N.U. 957
We are somewhat musical, and now
the family next door ls having the
daughter take singing lessons.
Emulation, eh?
Looks mor   like revenge.
Ic6TEooi
Outing Shoes
Ftr
Everybody
THE PERFECT SHOE
FOR SUMMER SPORTS
ASK YOUR DEALER.
Barking for a Living
The name of Barkers is given to
those persons who outside auction
rooms and cheap shows, proclaim raucously the merits of their establishments. Paris has a fraterr.lty of
barkers of another- and more literal
kind. If you wish to join this body,
what you have to do is to learn to
imitate the barks of different kinds of
dogs. When you are proficient In
your art, you present to the officials
of the exchequer your candidature for
the post of dog-revealer.
A few days later you will bo requested to present yourself before a
high official, who will submit you to
a rigorous examination. He will probably try you on an official dog and
If you satisfy that intelligent animal
that you can bark with tolerable verisimilitude, ycu will be appointed a
dog-revealer with a salary .at the
start of S40 a month.
Your duties are simple, if arduous.
Each night a beat of a certain length
will bo given to you, nnd it wlll be
yonr task to bark for nn average period of five minutes outside the door
of each house on your beat. If there
is a dog in the house, it Is sure to
reply with enthusiasm to you. You
will then mark the number of lhe
house lu yotfr note-book. On the morrow an Inspector will examine your
notebook and see whether or not the
dog license has been paid. If it has
not, he will of course, bring an action
against the householder. However
sore your throat may be, you will always have the consolation of remembering that you are a government official.
EXPLORING THE PALATINE HILL
Prof. Bonl Describes Temples Discovered Under Rome
The 2666th anniversary of the foundation of Koine wns celebrated this
year by Prof. Bonl who lectured on
his recent excavations on tho Palatine.
The objects of theso excavations,
which were started a year ago, Is
twofold, the exploration of the original strtieiuro of the historical hill on
which Home was built and the discovery of traces left by Us earliest Inhabitants.
The results so far obtained may be
briefly explained as follows. By
means ot deep borings reaching dowu
to the original rock of the hill three
separate series of pits or cellars of unknown ancient temples were discovered and the development of tbe dwellings In different periods could be followed from tho rough huts of tie
first Inbabitants to tho humble houses
of the early republic, which wero
gradually transformed and enlarged
until they were changed to '.be palatial mansions of the empl>e. Practically every building on the Palatine
was erected over edifices of earlier
periods. In the basilica of t.ie Palace of Domitlan traces of an exedra
built by Nero wero found, and underneath were the piscina or water tanks
divided into five compartments, which
cut through the walls of a republican
bouse with frescoed walls.
In tho vestibule the foundations of
the Imperial throne were dlscoveret
cutting through tho walls of three
palaces built 'n different periods o/rr
a republican house richly decorated
with rare marble's. Still deeper
down the fuvlssae or pita of ancient
temples were found, with traces of
broken pottery identified as dating
from the fifth century, B.C. The explorations carried on in the house
of tho Flavil are ot tho utmost Importance for the topographical etudy
of the Palatine Hill, and although no
great discovery of statue and works of
art has been made, since everything
was plundered during the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries, when extensive digging for treasure was undertaken, historical buildings have
been Identified. Tho house of Tiberius, for instance, has been identified,
and underneath it ls the pit . ed i.s
a prison where Drusus was starved to
death.
A Scientific 0" igress
Special interest attache i to next
year's meeting of the Assoc: 'Ion
Francalse pour ['Advancement des
Sciences which ls to be held at
Havre, probably September 4th to
12th. A large number of British societies are to take part in the meeting.
There nre 160 British societies all :iat-
ed with the British Association for
the Advancemen of Science, and it
has been the custom for thes,e societies to holl a conferer.ee in London
whenever the -ssoclatlon itself met in
some far distant city—as in the case
ot thu meetings at Winnipeg and in
South Africa. (Strange In say the
British Assoeation has nev met in
London). Now it happens that in I
11114 the Prltish Association meets In !
Australia, and comparatively few,
members will be able to make the
long and expensive journey, aside
from those wliose expenses are to be
paid out of funds raised for this purpose in Australia. Accordingly, as
Havre Is comparatively near England,
it has been decided to hold the conference of delegates from the affiliated
societies at that place. In conjunction
with the mooting of tlie French association. It Is hoped that American
sclenlific societies will nlso be represented at this Joint meeting.
No matter how deep-rooted (he corn
or wart may he. It must yield tn Hol-
loway's Corn Cure If used as dracteu.
Milking Machines
The milking machine Is becoming
a recognized part of the equipment of
large dairies. lt has already reached the point where it compares favorably witli ordinary hand milking in
the item of germ content of the milk
and In Its effect upon tho flow. There I
Is still much room for Improvement
from the mechanical viewpoint especially In the matter of simplicity und I
expense ot install;.tlon.
The success of the milking machine '
is closely associated with tlie personality of the operator. Unquestionably it takes a higher grade man to
operate a milking machine successfully than to hand-i ilk a cow equally
well. There is every reason to think
that ln the hands of careless operators the machinery will work injur;-
to the cows, btit the same result is tc)
often obtained from Inefficient band-
milking.
In Suffragette Day?
Dr. Lyman Abbott told at a recent
luncheon in New York, an anti-suffrage anecdote.
Two suffragettes, he said, were
talking one evening at tho club over
a game of billiards'
ilow is your husband? the first asked.
Slowly mending, thank you. the
other answsred.
Slowly mending? I didn't know he
was ill.
He Isn't 111. the other suffragist explained, laughing heartily. He is
slowly mending my khaki rldln-:-
breeches.
Mrs. Wayburn—We're sorry now
we called our house a bungalow.
Her Friend—Why?
Mrs. Wayburn—lt we Epent $D0
more on it we could call It a villa.
Going Down
Gabe—He claims he is a descendant, from a great family.
Steve—Yes, and be is still descending.
. A portable searchlight, supplied with
gas from r tank carried on a man's
back, has been invented to enable
linesmen to Bee to the tops of poles
at night without having to climb them.
When the young husband reached
home from the office he found his
wife in tears.
Oh, John, she sobbed on his shoulder. I had baked, a lovely cake and
put It out on the back porch for the
frosting to diy and the dog ate it!
"Well, don't cry about lt, sweetheart,
he consoled, patting tl.e pretty flushed
cheek. I know a man whj will give
..s another dog.
BANISHED
Tea and Coffee Finally Had to Go
Tho way tome persons cling to tea
and coffee, even after they know they
are doing them barm, is a puzzler.
(Tea ls just as harmful because it contains caffeine,,the same drug found
In coffee). But it is an easy n,alter
to give it up for good, when Postum
is properly made and used instead. A
girl writes:
"Mother had been suffering with
nervous headaches for seven weary
years, but kept on drinking coffee.
"Ono day I asked her why she did
not give up coffee, as a cousin of mine
had dono who had taken to Postum.
But Mother was such a slave to coffee
she thought it would be terrible to
give It up.
"Finally, one day, she made the
change to Postum, and quickly her
headaches disappeared. One morning while, she was drinking Postum
so freely and with such relish, 1 asked
for a taste.
"That started me on Postum nnd 1
now drink it more freely than 1 did
coffee, which never comes into our
house now,"
Name given hy Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor, Ont. Write for booklet, "The Road to Wellville."
Postum comes in two "orms.
Regular Postum  (must be boiled).
Instant Postum doesn't require boiling, but is prepared Instantly by stirring a level l.essjnopful jQ a,h ordinary" citp of not water, which makes It
right for most persons.
A big cup requires more and some
people who like strong things put in
a heaping spoonful and temper lt with
a largo supply of cream.
Experiment until you know the
nmount that pleases your palate and
have it served that way In the future.
"There's a Reason" for Postum.
Tho Egyptian Irrigation de, r.rtment
is planning to use some of the 160,000
horsepower available at the Assuan
dam for the production of atmospheric
nitrogen for   'octr'clty.
As a vermicide there Is no preparation that equals Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator. It has saved
the lives of countless children.
Open Season for Cupid
The cummer girl Ib planning now
Her sublle summer arts,
And Cupid's working overtime
At sharpening his dnrts.
And by and by at each resort
According to her plan,
There'll be a Johnnie slain each day,
Mistaken for a man.
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There was once a chap who went
skating too early, and all of a sudden
that afternoon loud cries for help began to echo among tho bleak hills that
surrounded the skating pond.
A farmer, cjbbling his bcots before
hlB kitchen fire, heard lhe shouts and
yells and ran to the pond at breakneck speed. Ho saw a large black
hole In the Ice and a pale young fellow Btood with chattering teeth shoulder deep In the cold water.
The farmer laid a board on the thi't
Ice, and crawled out on it tu Ihe edge
of the hole. Then extending his hand
be said:
Here, come over this way, and I'll
lift you out.
No, I can't swim, was the Impatient
reply. Throw a rope to me. Hurry
up.     It's cold In here.
I ain't got no rope, said the farmer,
and he added angrily: What if you
can't swim—you can wade. I gucs^.
The waters only up to your shoulders.
Up to my shoulders? said the
young fellow. It's eight feet if it's
an inch. I'm standing on the blasted fat m n who broke tbe Ice.
Harry Lauder tells a s'.ory of an
English nobleman. His lordship was
introduced to me at tbe nnd of the
Tivell one night, 60 the story begins. He asked me to dine with
him. I accepted, and then he hesitated and said:
I don't mean dine at my home, you
know. My wife doesn't approve of
—e—r—music hall peoido yoir know.
I mean dine at my club.
At your club? said 1 with horrified
look. Oh, nol No, thank you, my
loid; I'm sorry to have to decline,
hut the fact ls, you know, r.,y wife
doesn't—er—approve of clubr.-.en.
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A package or envelope sealed with
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Wash silver ornaments In borax and
water.
If you varnish the soles of your
boots it will render them Impervious
to damp and will mako them last
longer.
Mli.-rds   Liniment  Cures   Diphtheria
Pork or Mutton
A Britisher visiting this country
avers that Lo can never accustom
himself lo the free and easy manners
of the waiters he has encountered in
American hotels.
In Chicago, says he, I met the most
extraordinary typec.     1 said to one:
Waiter, is this a poik chop or a
mutton chop.
Can't ycu lell by the taste? asked
the wallrr.
No, said I.
Then, Bald the waiter, what difference does It make which it is?
Pure Apple  Jelly
added to Pure Jam
makes   a   delicious   conserve
Ask  for   Upton's
The fool man who goes out on toots
We   .11 holt  up to scorn;
Yet bo Ignores our slur   and  hoots
And starts to blow bis horn .
A young gentleman of the colored
persuasion had promised his girl u
pair of white gloveB for a Christina t
gife. Entering a largo department
store, he at last found tho counter
where these goods were displayed,
and approaching rather hesitatingly,
remarked: Ah wa l :. pair ob gloves.
How long do you vant them? Inquired tho businesslike clerk.
Ah doesn t want fo' to lent 'em;
All wants fo' io buy 'em/ replied the
iher. Indignantly.
Her Cousin—Maud Is always very
positive in her assertions.
Rejected Suitor—Yes. shi wt..t
even positive in her negative.
He Knew Her
Toil seem inclined to encourage
your wife to become a Suffragette.
Yea, replied Mr. Mcekin, ill can
thoroughly convince her thnt 1 desire
her to march and mnko speeches maybe she'll get resentful and refuse to
do so.
I am sure thnt girl has a kind heart
and a considerable disposition, Mild
the young man.
Why?
Because, when I asked what her favorite flower was she took care to name
something that dnern't cost more than
50 cents a bunch.
A little four-year old girl wliose
parentB had been discussing an approaching meeting In connection with
tho Society for the Prevention of
Cruelly to Children begged to be Ink-
en. Her mother explained that tlu
meeting would not amiiso her. but slia
nirslstcd In her demand, antl Anally
her mother agreed to tako her if she
promised lu he very quiet.
Sho was very good 111 rough out the
grealer part of the proceedings. Hut
after llHtenlng patiently to tbt. : needles for some time sbe whispered to
ber mother:
Mummy, this Is dull. • Wben Is the
cruelty going to l:gln.
One uf the Locks Will Soon be Com
pleted
It Is not Impossible that Ihe Panama
Canal may be open to navigation this
year as Col. George W. Goothala has
stated that the passage of ships will
be permitted as soon as ono Bet of
twin locks can be operated. Work Is
being pushed on the lower guard gates
In the west chambers, In order to
have all the gates on this side completed ns ;oon ns possible, thus permitting the passage of ships before
ail the gates are completed, .-.s the
other side of the locks can be kept
dry. The same plan ls being followed ht Pedro Mignel and Mlraflores
locks, and all the gates lu the west
chambers wlll be completed by October 1st.
A Difference
Doctor—You mustn't give up hope.
Some years ago I bad exactly tbe
same Illness.
Patient (gloomily)—Ah, but not the
same doctor.
"AH is Wefl That Ends Well"
Along with dyspepsia comes nervousness, sleeplessness nnd gen- A
eral ill health. Why T Because a disordered stomach does not permit 'ij£
tha food to be assimilated and carried to the blood. On the other hand, P
the blood la charged" with poisons which come from this diiordercd
digestion. In turn, the nerves aro not fed on good, red blood and wo
see those symptoms of nervoua breakdown. It ia not head work that
does it, but poor stomach work, With poor thin blood t ho body is not
protected against the attack of germs of grip— bronchitis—consumption.   Fortify the body now witb
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SABLE ISLAND GHOST
SPECTRAL WOMAN WANTED HER
STOLEN r.iNG RETURNED.
Whll, In Search ol Royal Furniture,
Lest When ths Ship Bearing the
Belonging, of Queen Victoria's
Father Wa, Wrecktd en Atlantic
Coast, Captain Torrena Had Hair.
Raiting Adventure.
Babie Island, which may be said to
bt off Nova Scoiia, is often spoken of
aa "The Atlantic Graveyard," owing
lo the immense number ol ships and
Utcs which have been lost there. The
name "Sable" has nothing to do with
lhe fur-bearing animal; lt comes from
the French for sand.
i The following very singular incident i-t related by a correspondent of
the Oriiliti racket, who writes that
be was Informed on good authority
lhat lite facts stated were generally
bnown in mililnry circles at Halifax
al the lime, and no one ever questioned them.
. The father cf Queen Victoria was,
a, everyone knows, stationed in Nova
Scotia. Hia furniture was sent out
from Kngland on a packet or troop
•hip, on which were two hundred pas-
gangers, soldiers and recruits. The
•hip was lost nn Sable Island, and
trery soul perished. !
I Captain Torrens, ol the 29th Regi-
■enl. was sent down from Halifax to
tee if there were any survivors, and
lo rescue any of the prince's furni-
Inre lhat might come ashore,
i Captain Tnrrens' ship, however, alto wns wrecked on (ho island, and a
number of lives Inst, though he won
lhe admiration of everybody by his
exertions and bravery in saving lives
after the wreck, for lie was a man who
did not know what fear was.
The surviving members ol his party,
having taken refuge in one ol the
ehanlies above mentioned, at one end
of the island, the captain set out tor
the oilier to explore and get information.
; On his return, lie decided lo go into
a small "shack" near the lake. He
■was surprised to see his dog at the
door, its ba-k bristling while it growl-
td. evidentlv afraid io enter.
Tlie captain looked to his gun, went
Into lit? shanty, and there saw a lady
In a long, loose wrapper which, with
her hair, was dripping with water and
looked as if she had just come out ol
the sea. He spoke lo her, but she
male no reply, but held up one of
her liiituls.
He noticed that one nf her fingers
h-d been cut off nnd the stump was
bleeding. He had some bandages
which lie had provided for possible
•mergent ies. but ns be approached her
to render aid. she darted past him and
fan lo the lake, into which she dived,
head first..
To say Hint Captain Tnrrens was
tstoulshed would he to put it mildly.
He could see no trace of the lady, so
be returned to the shanty, and whnt
was his amazement to find her again
there, holding up her hand as at first.
He nsked her what was the mailer,
but she did no! answer. Then itc said:
"Oil, 1 see. you have been murdered In- wreckers for the sake of your
ling."
lt Ihen flashed across his mind that
he had scon the lady before, and that
•he was Mrs, Copeland, wife of the
tnracon of the 7th Regiment, and very
well known in Halifax. He said to
her.
i   "I   will   leave   nn    stone    unturned
nnlil 1  have brought the villains to
Justice anil  will  have theni shot."
,   The lady shook her head, and hold
»p her bleeding hand.
"I will use every exertion to recover ynur ling and restore it to your
family."  lie said.
, The lady smiled, nodded her head,
and waving the captain aside a*
though begging him not to follow, she
disappeared in (he darkness, which
Wns now coining on.
When- Captain Torrens returned to
Halifax, lie set about fulfilling his
promise. He found that threo wreck-
ers were in Hie habit ol frequenting
Cable Island for what they eouid pick
np there.
> One ol Ih-.-m lived at a place called
Salmon River, and (lie captain went
np there, on (he pretext of a fishing
excursion: The wrecker himself had
gone on a veynge to Labrador, but
Torrens managed lo get his family to
take  lii in  as a boarder,
One night alter his day's fishing,
he emtio down with a splendid ring,
which he had provided for the purpose, on his linger. Alter a while
one of the daughters saw it and said:
v "What n beautiful ring. May we
lank nt itr"
The family then examined and admired tho ring, and another ol the
daughters said:
i "It is very licnulifiil. but I do not
think it is quite so pretly ns the one
father got off a lady's linger at Sable
Island."
I "Oh, it was not (rom a lady's finger," said the niolher quickly, "he
got it from a Frenchman,"
i "Where is it now?" said Iho captain. "I. t me sec it, and il 1 like it,
I will buy it."
, lt then came out that the father
had taken the ring to a watchmaker
in Halifax, wiio had advanced him
twenty sliillitigs'on it and promised to
give him a percentage on whatever
ne sold it for.
f Captain Torrens returned lo Halifax, nud he soon lound Ihe man who
had the ring. He said to tha watchmaker: "Here, you advanced twenty,
•hillings on (hat ring; here Uiey are,
and you must give it to me. If the
man who brought it io you asks for
anything more, tell him lo bring in
the finger of the lady that lie cut off,
when he stole it."
On its being shown to relatives ol
Mrs. Copeland, they immediately recognized it as an heirloom ol hers,
and Prince Edward himself remembered having seen her wear it. It
was sent to her relatives in England
and the matter dropped'.
Nervtut TrauklitV
Henraathenla, or nervous pratra-
Son, haa to many forma ud nt tinny
causes that lt la one ot tht mott pulling diseases n physician tan bt called npon to treat No general rules can
bt given, each cut hating to bt handled on Ita own merits. 11 ealla for n
psychologist rather than n physician.
Borne of tht many well defined tormt
that neurasthenia takes have received
names of their own. Among these
art agoraphobia, which thowt Itself la
fright when In crowded places; monophobia, or dread of being alone; clans-
traphobla, or faar tf confined placet;
anthrophobla, or horror tt toclety;
batophobla, or dread of things falling
from above; siderodromophobia, or
fright at traveling on a railroad train.
Then there art tho tormt of mental
rumination In which there la a ceaseless flow ot Ideas. Tht brain la to abnormally active that II produces ln-
tomnla. Arltbmomania It tht form In
whlcb tho sufferer counts Incessantly
and cannot atop.
All are curable It taken In tlme.-
New York World.
Fats ef ths Peanuts.
A popular author, who writes human
Interest stuff for several newspapers,
went to the department of agriculture
In Washington one day and secured a
peck ot diseased peanuts. The •dentists ln the department were having a
hot argument as to whether or not tht
peanuts. If eaten, would kill a human
being, and tht author took the edibles
to his office to have them photographed. He saw a big atory ln the fact that
the high browed scientific men could
not tell wben a peanut was fatal.
Tbe next morning, when he entered
his office, he found that the whole peck
was gone. He Instituted a search, and
finally discovered that the colored Janitor bud stolen and eaten tbe peanuts.
After keeping the Janitor under observation for three days and Kelng
that he neither peeked nor pined, the
author abandoned bis story and wrote
to the department:
"Quit arguing. Tht peanuts art
harmless."—Popular Magazine.
A Cosxsr For Noyee.
Alfred Noyes after a lecture at Dartmouth college received the following
dispatch  from  President Dr.  Ernest
Fox Nichols:
Come back to us In winter time, ln winter time, In winter time;
Come back to us In winter tlma (It Isn't
far from Boston).
Ths college hasn't had nearly enough
yet, so won't you end sirs. Noyes try te
return to us later for two or three days?
Mr. Knapp la telegraphing your manager
for another longer engagement    Pitas*
Influence the tyrant to grant It
The first part of tbis telegram Is a
parody of a refrain ln Mr. Noyes' "Tht
Barrel Organ."
Come down to Kew In lilac time, In lllao
time, In lllao time;
Come down to Kew In lllao time (It Isn't
far from London!)
And you shall wander hand In hand with
love in aiimmer's wonderland;
Come down to Kew In lllao tun* (It Isn't
(ar from London!)
—New York Timet.
Fourteen In ■ Bsd.
Hospitals are ao-plentiful and to
efficient nowadays that we are apt to
forget how we have advanced since
the "bad old times" An account la
given In the Loudon Hospital of the
work done by the Hotel DIeu In Paris
a century or two ago.
The herding together of patients was
a marked feature, and, though the
beds wert big, It lt startling to read
of twelve or even fourteen being placed
In one. Up to the seventeenth century four posters were In common use,
and tbe brilliant Idea that the convalescents might be provided for on
the solid canopies was duly carried
Into effect The patients mounted by
ladders. It ls stated tbat ln 1502 no
fewer tban 03,000 persons died of
plague ln tbe Hotel DIeu alone.
Rodin's Test of Sculpture.
Rodin's favorite way of showing off
his sculpture Is by tbe light of a shaded lamp ut nlgbt In bis way, especially wben tbe light ls protected from below, every rugosity of (lie skin, every
subsurface muscle, every vein or wrinkle Is accentuated. The trouble with
Ihls test when applied to statues not
by Rodin Is lhat frequently the veins
and muscles nnd wrinkles bave not
been chiseled Into the stone, and no
(irojected light, no matter what Its In-
tensity or angle of projection, can cast
ishadows not raised by the Inequalities
of the sculptured surface.—W. Franck*
lyn Paris lu International Studio.
Ths Difference.
Matrimonial Agent-Wbat kind of a
husband do you want! Girl-One who
doesn't smoke, drink or swear, wbo
brings me chocolates and takea me to
theaters nnd restaurants ever? day.
Matrimonial Agent—You don't want a
husband. What yon want, young woman, Is a beau.—Judge.
Th* Parting,
"I tnld him that I would not see him
again," snld the fair girl.
I    "lie   evidently   thinks   you   meant
i what you snld."
"Well, that's no reason why he
, shouldn't call me up by phone."—Wash-
1 lugton Star.
Easy Work Too.
After a   woman   hns spent  twenty
years trying to make a man of her sou
! along comes another woman who pro-
' coeds to make a fool of him In twenty
i minutes.- Chicago Newt.
Not Worth It.
Many a prodigal son isn't woilb hll
Teal
Advance Information.
Slllleus-l'm In love wllh thai Dash-
away  girl.    Synlctn - How do yon
know?   SlIllciH-She tnld me so ber-
icIf.-Pblladelphla Record.
Nothing Is so hard but starch will
Ind It out-Herrlck,
•UR FIRST GENERAL
William Dillon Otter Has Earned Hll
Recent Knighthood.
Sometimes Canadians are disposed
to cavil at the personnel of Ihe King's
honor list and the King and the Gov-
trnment of the dty and various othel
parsons and Institutions are singled
ont for approbrium, both on account
tf the men who hive been knighted
tnd those who htve been overlooked.
Be that as it may the honor of knight
hood, which has oome to Gen. Otter,
.will meet with the approval of all thi
people, lays The Canadian Courier.
Indeed, aa tbe first Canadian general
to command the Canadian army hi
waa entitled to recognition ol his kind
as early as the Quebec Tercentenary.
At that time he received only a C.V.O,
Now he is Major-General Sir William
Billon Otter, K.C.B., tJ.V.O.
Gen. Otter was born in tht county
tt Huron many years ago. Indeed,
he   will   shortly   have   reached   tht
Calmist's limit. He began his mili-
ry career as a private ln thi
Queen's Own Rifles, Toronto, later
taking a commission and rising to be
commanding officer cf the regiment.
This was accomplished by sheer merit.
He had neither birth nor wealth to
help him. He won all hia advancement on the strength ol being a good
•oldier and a good 01gar.i7.er. His
first active service as an officer was
In the Rebellion of '85, when he commanded the Battleford Column. It
has always been a moot point as to
whether this Column covered Itself
with glory or not, but It at least did
its duty fearlessly and in a soldierly
manner. When the first Canadian
contingent was sent to South Africa,
ln October. 1890, Gen. Otter was in
command. He was wounded during
the campaign and returned at the end
of a year. He was mentioned in despatches twice, was made Companion
of the Bath snd received the Queen's
medal with four clasps. He also had
the honor of being presented to Queen
Victoria with his men on the way
home from Africa.
After serving as Inspector-General
and Chief-of-Etaff of the Canadian
forces, be retired last October with
full rank and pension. Sir William
and Lady Otter will reside in Toronto.
dust Go Out and Murder.
"Eskimos never wash themselves,"
•ays a missionary stationed at a
tiny settlement on Great Whale river
in the far north. "I have olten seen
an Eskimo woman washing her
young children like a cat does a kitten—by licking thrni all over. Their
only means of livelohood lies in
catching seals. They are always on
the lookout for seal holes in the ice.
They eat the blubber—that is, the
fat of the seal—and clothe them-
selves or at any rate make their
trousers out cf sealskin. It is very
cold—45 degrees below zero as a rule
—and we Europeans have to keep
roaring fires going in every room of
our houses.
"The people don't live in villages,
but separately in families, so os to
have as wide a field for bunting as
possible. They are a revengeful people. A short while ago an Eskimo
was out hunting and saw a black
dot in the distance on the ice. On
approaching he was certain that it
was a seal just protruding from a
•eal bole. He fired and hit it, but
when he got up to it he found that
he shot a man. He called on the
widow, said bow sorry he was,
promised to help the womnn and
asked lor her forgiveness. The son
of the dead man entered, and when
he heard rushed off and killed all
the unfortunate hunter's family 'n
revenge. In retaliation the hunter
killed all the dead man's family,
and so the feud began. When wo
were informed oi this and came to
investigate we found that there was
only one man surviving out of two
families and nbout 17 persons. We
could do nothing but lecture the
survivor.
"There are no native laws. They
don't steal, but think nothing ol
murder. When they are 'put out.' as
the saying goes, they must take a
Hie. They don't mind whom they
kill when they ore angry, as long as
they kill Eomeone. There is no sort
of punishment lor the crime."
Brides by Thousands.
With the season of navigation less
than two months passed, at least 2,500
young ladies have come down tlie
gangplanks of the Eteamers upon their
arrival at Montreal, to share with
some smiling swain his life in Canada. No one can tell just how many
brides-to-be hove come to this country
on the big ships this spring, but at
least this number have conlesscd the
object of the voyage across lhe deep.
How many more kept the good news
to themselves all the way over no one
can guess, but it is sale to say that
the number who did so is fully a*
large as those who published abroad
on bonrd the vessel that Ihey were
captives ol cupid and on the way to
the altar.
Many of the brides are hound lo the
west. As a consequence it is not olten
that anyone meets them at the dock.
Usually it is a lonely landing with a
hurried start off to the west, where
tbe new home with the prince awaits.
Shooting Up the Rock,
An eye-witness of one 0! the big
blastings undertaken a short lime ago
at the Grand Trunk Pacific terminal
yards at Prince Rupert describes it as
one of the greatest blasting feats ever
undertaken in Canada. Where a day
before there stood a ridge ol solid
rock, ns long as a cily block, moro
than GO feet wide, and 45 feet in
height, there lay, alter this blast had
been fired, tons upon tons ot shattered
stone. Approximately 50.0C0 cubic feet
of rock was broken up and the cost of
the blast amounted to about $5,000.
Fish of the Yukon.
In the Yukon region whilefish, pike,
pickerel and lake trout hnve a maximum weight oi about twelve pounds.
1tltM..»
Ila growth ot langusge It Marked
by many changes In the metnlngt tnd
pronunciations of words tnd by tbe introduction of new words where needed. Itt decay la Influenced by the ever
Increasing tendency to tlang tnd to
colloquialisms, which form a "peculiar
kind of vagabond language, always
hanging on tbe outskirts of legitimate
tpeech. but continually straying 01
forcing Its way Into respectable company." Whatever the changes, constructive or destructive, can any professor or armies of wise and learned
men make "lt le mo" correct any more
than tbey can Justify four times elgbt
equal thirty-six? Such teaching gives
rise to tbe altitude of many schoolgirls wbo have tbe Idea tbnt lt Is affected to sny "It la I." They expect
to be laughed at when tbey use correct constructions. Even a lawyer of
my acquaintance told us that If he
were to speak correctly he would lose
business with certain -clients, men "in
the rough," wbo would think be felt
abort them. Is It not sad tbat au Intelligent use of language ls so rare
tbat It seta tbt accurate speaker
apart?—Leila Spraguo Learned In Atlantic Uouthly.
GU.BOR^AVE. S[R j0Hf|   HARE  |S  g9
What ■ Blockade Means.
The object of a blockade is to prevent
the communication of a country witb
the outside world and to stop tbe entrance of supplies of provisions, materials ot war or reinforcements.
: A vessel Is uot liable to seizure If II
Is lu Ignorance of tbe blockade. A vessel Is allowed to enter a blockaded port
If It Is ln danger or distress. Mall
steamers, If no contraband of war ls
carried, and neutral warships can enter nnd leave a blockaded port
1 A blockade to be effective must be
maintained by a sufficient force to prevent tbe entrance of neutral vessels
Into the blockaded port or ports uud
must be formally proclaimed.
Tbe most extensive blockade ever
conducted was carried out by the federals during the war between tbe
states, lt extended fur 3,000 miles
along the Atlantic roast and tbe gulf
of Mexico aud lasted four years.—London Mall.
Rare Violin Seni*.
'An amateur violinist In town here,
•ays tbe Glasgow News, bought a fiddle secondhand for a mere song. Being of opinion that be bnd made a
deal, be sent lt to a well known violin
expert who undertakes to give an opinion as to tbe value of Instruments,
monetary and otherwise purely for the
love of it Tbe expert nssured blm
tbnt there was nothing unusual about
tbe fiddle and that it was worth about
n couple ot pounds. Tbnt Is about
about twelve years ago, and recently
the violin wns again eetit to the expert for criticism. Tbe reply was contained lu one eloquent sentence. "Tbis
violin has been here before." Considering thnt this gentleman criticises a
very grent number of Instruments every year, nnd that be guarantees that
violins will uot be marked In any way,
this Is surely an extraordinary example
of violin "sense."
The Firefly's Light.
Trobablylis far back as 1733 It was
known that tbe luminous parts of Ore-
flies, glowworms, etc., could be dried
and preserved out of contact with tbe
air fur considerable periods without
losing tbelr light giving power. In
Into years It bas been possible to prove
this permanence of tbe light giving
power for at least eighteen months.
Kastle and MeDorniltt were able upon
opening tubes containing the luminous
organs of the common firefly preserved ln hydrogen or a vacuum to obtain
quite u brilliant light by simply moistening wltb water. Tbe light was Increased wben bydrogen peroxide replaced the wnter. ' However, scientists
bare yet to discover tbe firefly's secret
of producing light wltbout beat
Fir* and Water.
Water wlll extinguish n Ure because
Ibe water forms a coating over the
fuel, wblch keeps It from tbe air, aud
the conversion of water Into steam
draws off the beat from Ihe burning
fuel. A little wnter makes a fire
llercer, while 11 largo quantity of water
puts It out Tbe explanation ls thai
water Is composed of oxygen and hydrogen. When, therefore, the lire can
decompose the water Into Its simple
elements It serves ns fuel to the flumes.
Yukon  Beaveri.
In the Yukon region, far back from
the haunts of man, beaveri ue still
quite ph-nUful.
All Altered.
"Gracious, Smith, old boy, how art
you? 1 haven't seen you for ages. Yoa
■ re altered. 1 should scarcely know
you ngnln."
"Excuse me, sir, my name It not
Smith."
"Great Scott! Yonr nnme altered at
well J"-London Answori.
Th* Sweating System.
■well-Yes, sir, 1 make all my money
by  the sweating systciu-by  making
tbe other fellows do tbe sweating while
1 rnko In tbe coin. Frlend-I should
he ashamed to acknowledge It If 1 were
yon. Swell-Why, there's no harm ln
being the proprietor of a Turkish batb,
ts there! 	
1
Extravagance. I
Mr. Snnpperly (rendlngl-Man com-
mlts suicide by Jumping off ferryboat
Mrs Snupperly-Just like a mnn. Why
didn't be Jump off a dock aud savo
2 cents J-Puck.
Literal.
"Miss Many Seasons Is furlons at tht
editor of Hint society pnper."
"Whyi"
"He referred lo her u 1 'well known'
beauty ."-Judge. .'"■;
Free Thinker's Tomb a Place ef Ins
terest Near Montreal.
To a person who is familiar only
with the little sequestered graveyard
beside the village church it require!
a long stretch oi imagination to grasp
a lull meaning of the wealth and tha
poverty, the pomp and the pauperism,
the vastness and yet tlie inadequate*
ness and glittering superficiality ol s
great cemetery like that r.l tile northeastern suburb of Montreal—the Cole
dea Neigcs, the Roman Catholic necropolis. Tile village graveyard, witli
its few modest monuments nnd headstones of marble slab, is tlie last resting-place ol neighbor with neighbor!
the other, with its sloping hills nnd
verdant valleys, its Imposing obelisks
and massive mausoleums, is the coin-
mon burying.ground of n vast, motley
multitude, the one place where at last
the dust of tlie street vagrant will
mingle with tlie ashes, oi the grent
men ol tlie community.
Cote des Keiges, with ita average
ef more than twenty burials a tiny
nnd a population already of moio
titan three hundred thousand, might
well be called an actunl cily ol the
dead, It is located on the slope antl
in tlie valley between two mountains,
which In reality arc merely large
hills. The name when expressed in
English is Hill of the Snows. The
total area of the cemetery is threo
hundred acres. It is well wooded, and
from the entrance inunrd there are
several lows of magnificent finis.
In this cemetery repose tlie remains
of Joseph Guibord, wliose graVe for
forty-four years has been for the
eager spectator a spot of romarknlilo
notoriety, for it hns the unique distinction ol being set apart aud denounced as unhallowed ground. Guibord was a free-thinker, who died in
the year I860. He wns one of the
members of the Institut Canadien,
and when he died, his widow, a devout Catholic, proceeded to have him
buried at Cote des Noiges. The authorities of the Roman Catholic Church
declared that, ss he had lived antl
died a member of an institution that
existed against tlie will of tlie Church,
his remains were not to be silffered
to be buried in eonseeraled ground.
Notwithstanding this dictate, the wile
proceeded to have tlie body interred
at Cote des Neiges, but the gales were
locked nnd admittance was refused.
The body was then placed in a vault
in the Protestant cemetery, and there
it remained for six months, during
which time tlie question of the
Church's right to refuse burial to Guibord was debated through the Quebeo
courts, and finally an appeal was
made to the Privy Council ol the
House of Lords. The Lords found
that the Church could not rigidly refuse burial, and a writ ol mandamus,
signed by Queen Victoria, was issued.
Tlie writ called upon the Church lo
admit the body for burial, but even
then tremendous efforts were made to
prevent the cortege from entering the
grounds.
It looked at one lime ns il lhe controversy would end in civil wnr. When
the day Ior burial arrived, one hundred policemen, with 1,200 volunteers,
representing seven oi tlie principal
regiments of the city, were called nut.
They paraded witli loaded rifles nnd
fixed bayonets, while the artillery
corps brought out heavy guns, hauled
by horses.
Burial finally took place peacefully
but in order to prevent desecration
many tons ol Portland cement was
placed over the coffin, and the whole
was surmounted by a huge stone
shaped like a coffln. Archbishop
Bourget thereupon declared in a pastoral letter that "the place where
this rebellious child ol the Church
has been laid is now, in fact, separated from the rest ol the consecrated
cemetery, to be nn more anything but
a profane place." And thus to-d.iy
the stone may be seen there, with
nothing in particular to show that
the spot is different in essence from
the rest ol the cemetery.
FAMOUS  ENGLISH  ACTOR  NEAR.
ING HIS STAGs JUBILEE.
A Matter of Cognomens.
Mr. Mark Irish, of Toronto, who was
chairman ol the recent Borden meeting, tells a story of an experience
which he has since had at Ottawa. It
goes to prove that no statesman is is
hero with the common people until
they learn to call him by Ilia first
name. He was silting in the visitors'
gallery during some very dull proceedings. Because ol the dullness
several of the Ministers found time to
nod to him. By this side snt an elderly gentleman, wbo from all appearances bad spent his life mainly in
agricultural pursuits. The old gentleman noticed the nods back and forth
and the unmistakable evidence ol
familiarity between Mr. Irish antl tlie
Ministers duly impressed him. In a
stage whisper he said, "is Mr. Borden
there?" Mr. Irish satisfied bis curiosity. He then asked alter Mr. Cochrane and Mr. Rogers, and each wss
duly pointed out to him. Tban, iu
most confidential tone, he whispered:
"Where is Sam Hughes'"
Mr. Irish had to admit that Mr.
Hughes was not It) the House. Tbe
old man was much disappointed, but
remarked, "He is worth the whole
bunch put together."—Canadian Courier.
■•Success comet only lo those who
lead the lift of «dMTOr."-Thtodor»
Bootetelt
Will Double Factories.
In 1900 Canada had H.OfiO manufacturing establishments, employing
li'19,000 people nnd representing a capital of ?-M6,000,000. In 11110, according
to the latest census returns Canada
had manufacturing establishments
numbering 10,218. with 615,000 employes and an invested capital of $1,.
247,000,000. If Canada keeps up this
rate ol progress she will add 20,000
new manufacturing establishments before 1950, In ether word9, lite number of factories will be exactly double
what it is now.
Great Cjme-Jlan Made Hie First
Appearand In >864 and Has Wit.
nessed Many Changrs in l-Iis Pro-
lestlon—Hit First Good Part In
Lot-iion Wis a Sleeping 'ole—
Ctealed Str.i Gerrldgl In "Caste."
Sir John liar.'. th« celebrakd Emr-
lish actor, entered liis seventieth year
a few days ago. lie will .elebrnte hia
theatrical jubilee next year, having
made his first appearance 'is a prolsrs-
sional 111 September, IrOt, at Liver-
pool.
Even before then he had achieve.)
a triumph in an amateur performance
of "A Scrap ill Pnper." It wns not
many months since he produced "The
Marionettes," in which '■? play 1 M.
de Forty, nt the Comedy Theatre,
nnl his power hnd hy 1 , means di-
mlnlshed. Mr still take* the keenest
interest in tlie scheme for a National
Theatre—a ca-ie which le has long
championed.
Naturally enough, Sir John takes a
very serious view of his i_-t. "i, is a
lamentable fact," he wrr.'e net long
ng 1, "and one from which Hi? stn'je
hns. suffered for many ye.".1.-, thnt aiiii-
leurs have been permitted to appsnr
in  important pnrts  at leading thea-
siu JOIIX HAIIF.
tres, and. worse still, thnt they are
some times accepted by the geneitu*
publio ns genuine actors.
"A singer venturing to appear In
public before having studied and even
acquired lhe rudiments ot his art
would he hissed back into obscurity,
but not so I equently the inefficient
stace aspirant."
Sir John holds thnt Ihe lot of the
real nelor is improving nowadays. "II
not fewer blanks, there are more
prizes,, uid the salaries are greatly in
cxress of old times."
His own lirst engagement in London
mine (rotn nu npplicntion snying that
ho wns prepnred to do anything he
w..s. told, play any part Hint wns offered bim, and be grateful lor any
salaiy he could get. "1 don't receive
many such applica'lons myself," he,.
observes.
The result in his case waa £2 a
wee!:, though he was not then altogether a novice, and his lirst erood pnrt
in London wat one in which all be
had to do was to sny nothing and Ofi
perpetually to sleep. He earned 115 a
week for playing Sam (Jerridge in
"Caste," antl years afterwards had
llie satisfaction of being o.'fered and
being in a position lo decline £100 a
week for the same chnrncter.
Do   Flying   Fish   Fly?
This much-debated question Is discussed hy William Allingliniii in The
Nautical Magazine. Tlie orthodox scientific opinion is that Ihe "wings'"ol
flying fish merely serve a? a parachute
to sustain t!te lish for a brief pericd
in th; nir. niter he hns launched himself out of ,the wnter by n powerful
screw-like movemnnt ol his tail. According to (bis view, tlie llah hna no
power of directing his (light alter he
has lelt lhe wnter.
However. Mr. Alllnghnm, who is. a
nnulicnl expert attached t> the llrit-
ish   Meteorological  Ollice,  antl  is in
ennsta *, intercourse with seamen, re-
ports many observations Hint tend to
controvert Ibis opinion.    Certain observers claim that the winglins are in
constant rapid vibration, and seem no-
I tunlly to serve the purpose o( (light.
j   One vessel.master watched a li-h
; that had   attained nn   attitude  of  20
! feet above the wnter, antl uns Hying
toward the nn//.en tigging of hll ship
when, apparently noticing the obstruction,  it changed  its OOUrsi shout 60
degrees, crossing the vessel's itern to
regain tlie witter.   Many Other similar
observations tire mentioned,    A scries
ol cinematograph plcturci might solve
tins question once and ior nil
Dogs as Sentries.
Dogs are to be employed as sentries
lor the fortress of Gibraltar by the
British Government.
Goldfish.
The life of a goldfish Is rarely more
than five years in captivity under tht
■lost favorable circumstance!.
New Limiting For Ahhey.
Westminster Abbey has n -new
lighting scheme which mnkes it the
best Illuminated of Rngllih abbeys
and cathedrals. The eieclric light in-
stalled banishes the ecclesiastical
gloom usually associated with church-;
es. 'The new scheme of illumination
has taken three years to perfect,
Electrto lumps hnng in group* of
lour nnd six from the roof, 'lhe electric current is supplied from a oflblt:
in lhe street, 'lhe abbey was never,
lighted by lamps banging from tht
roof prior to the present installation.';
All lamps stood upright t.t tlie corner/.'
ol tbe pews. Tbe electric lights are
•0 arranged that the minute print of1
the overage prayer book can be read'
during evening services ii the recoU
est retreats ot the building.
Paid In Gold.
Two gypsies were fined Ci esch at
fleigste, Eng., recently for assaultl
They (ought with a farmer and hit
men for the possession ol two lionet:
The court wai crowded with gypsies!
of both sexes, snd the fines were paid
In gold by soma women. •1*1J5i lSliAlMUKK.'trUMBBhtjAlvls
!
Cappet Ends
We bave received a large shipment of Carpet Ends in
Tapestry, Brussels and Velvet Pile.    Make your choice
while we have a good assortment.
Cushion Covers
A large consignment of same has just arrived from
England in some of the daintiest designs and colorings.
The choice and variety will be difficult to surpass, and
the prices are most reasonable. Ynu can get a guod
useful cushion cover from 50c, more ela&orate and choice
65c , 75c , -S* I .(>•>, $1.25, 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
from time to time so that our assortment may be kept up
New Fall Suitings-Men
Already tlie Samples of Fall -Suitings are to hand, and
the selection is   up to the usual standard of  Copplet/'
Noyes and i?andall's high class clothing.    Place your
order now.     ITe guarantee a perfect fit.
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
NEW 1914 PRICES
Effective August 1, 1913
Model T Runabout - - $600
Model T Touring Car - 650
Model T Town Car- -   900
With   Full   Equipment,   f.   o.   b.   Walkerville
Ford Motor Company
cf Canada, Limited
WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO
E. C. Emde, Agent fer Comox District.
FURNITURE AT
A. McKINNON
J. YOUNG
HIGH   CLASS
PHOTOGRAPHER
OUTDOOR WORK A SPECIALTY
COURTENAY AND CUMBERLAND, B. C.
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
Mrs. A. H. Peacey left on
Wednesday for Eastern Canada.
Desmond Roe is reported doing
well after the operation for appendicitis at the local hospital.
The output for the week ending
Friday, August 22nd, total 11,210
tons, which is a very good show
ing for week after pay day.
J. R. Stevens, of McLean's
jewelery store, left for Vancou
ver by Sunday's Cowichan.
The City Council held their
regular meeting on Monday even
ing.     Accounts  were   received
and Aid.  Maxwell's expenses to
Victoria ordered paid.
James Abrams has been relieved of his duties as police magistrate. Mr. J. Maitland Dougall,
of Duncans, having been appointed in his stead.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Harrison,
accompanied by Mrs. J. J. Weir,
returned from Victoria by auto
on Monday.
WANTED TO RENT-House, 6
or 7 rooms, unfurnished, bath
preferred.   Apply Box 430.
High class Piano for Sale.—
Apply Elk Hotel, Comox, B.C.
Wanted to Rent, a four roomed
house, by end of September.—
Apply Box 430, c.o. Islander.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL milling rights uf the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan hihI Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the N"rthwtrat Terri
tories and in a portion of the Province of
British C"lunibia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at nn annual rental of
81 an acre. Not more t!i>»u 2,500 acres
willbe leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections.or loqalsubdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapp'ipaut himself.
E,ihapplication must bo acomnpaiiitrd
by h tee of $6 which will be refunded if the
rights spplied forare not available, hut not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
tut'rclit.ntalileoutput of the mine at the
rate of live cents per ton.
Tlie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ao*
roui'iiiig for ihe full quantity uf merchantable coal mined ami pay the royalty
thereon. If the oohI mtniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim'
rightsolily, hut the 1 Bsee niny he permit-
led to puichase whatever available aur
face rights may bo considered necessary
f >r the working of the mine at the rate of
glOOOauncie.
For full information application should
he made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Suh Agent ofDominion Lands.
W. W. COKY,
Depuly Minister of the Interior.
N.B- unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
COMOX SCHOOL
<"JE/1L£7* TENDERS, superscribed
° " Tender for Cnntox School,"
will he received liy the Hon. the Minister of Public Works tip tn noon of
Monday, the 8th day of September,
1918, fur the erection antl completion of
a two-roomed school nud conveniences
Plans', specifications, oontmct, antl
forma of tender limy be seen on antl
after the I6tli of August, 1913, at lhe
office of Mr. J. Cnrtht'w, .Secietniy,
School Board, Comox; Mr J. Build,
Government Agent, Cimiberlnnd, B.C.,
or the Department of Publio Works,
Victoria   B.C.
Intending tenderers can, by upl'ly-
ing to the undersigned, obiain a oopy
of tlu plans nnd specilictiltons for the
stun of ten dollars ($10), which will he
refunded on their return in good order.
Each propositi intuit ho itccoiupanicd
iiy ml accepted Innk i-heqtiH or ci'iili-
caie of deposit on a ehtiriered limit of
(Jatiailit, iniike payable iu the Hon. lhe
Minister of Public Winks, for a sunt
equal io 10 per cent, of tender, which
slnill be forfeited if the party tendering
decline lo enier into contract when
called upon to do so, nr if he fail to
complete tlu* work contracted fur. The
cheques or certificated of deposits of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution uf tbe cun-
I I'HCt.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out oi. forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tend
orer, nnd enclosed ill the trtivel ipes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
./. E. GRIFFITH,
Public  Works Eni/iiieer.
Department nf Publio  Works,
Victoria, II. C, Aui/itsl ISth, 1918,
TIMBER SALE X 22.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than noon on the 25th day of
August, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence X 22, being 2,128,000
feet of timber on land northerly
of and adjoining Lot 141, Sayward District, canish Bay, Discovery Passage, Valdes Island.
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan
chief Forester, Victorta, B. c.
Mrs. J. M. QUICK
PHOTOGRAPHER
Scenes and Family Groups a
Specialty,   also developing  and
Finishing Kodak Work.
Leave your orders :tt eeacey's Drug Store,
For fiti'tltoi iiii.iiniiiii.iti ainil)' residence
uinioslte Union Ilotel.
NOTICE
Cumberland    and    Uxiox
Water Works Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will be allowed
only two nights a week, viz.
Tuesday and Friday, from 7
till  9  o'clock in the evening.
Leaky tups must he attend-
to at once.
Any changes or additions to
existing piping must be sanctioned by the Company.
By order.
L. W. Nuiiiis,
Cumberland, B, (I
July  29th,   1913.
Sire
Capital Paid Up r.1,560,030
Roserve Fund *13,000,000
T!!E J?SYBL 2HNK
OF eANADA
Drafts Issued in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of 11 and upwardr.
CUMBERLAND, B. C, Branch     - • -     OPEN DAILY
UNION WHARE, Sub-Branch,OPEN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
D. M. MOEKISON, Manager.
COURTENAY, B. C, Branch, OPEN DAILY.
R. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
Cumberland Courtenay & Comox AUTO STAGE
will leave Post Office every day (except Sunday) until further
notice on the following schedule.
I ves Cumberland for Courtenay       8 a.m.
"   Courtenay for Cumberland  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 stamfei.
phone 18. F- C. EMDE, Cumberland, B. C.
New Townsite=No. 8 Mine
This consists of Eighty Acres, half of quarter section 228,
the Canadian Colliery owning the other half on which
the main shaft ninl saw mills are situate, so that it is
well situated being close to business operations and
absolutely inside property.
Price of Lots 8150 and upwards, on easy terms.
Vancouver
Island
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
Apply: HARRY IDIENS
British Columbia Investments
Limited
isay, B. C.
Vancouver
Island
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
TBLEPHONB   36
HOTEL UNION
OPPOSITE   RAILWAY  STATION
First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
 Whan in Cumlierlaml timid' tha Union yonr headquarters
BUY T\ L©T IN
Centre of Town I
luminal
Stlbdli^lSiOEl PHces: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire. Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
Accident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
i*Ab*******l
" The Magnet Cash Store
n
STOVES, RANGES, FURNITURE, HARDWARE
SOLE
AGENT
FOR EDISON AND
COLUMBIA   PHONOGRAPHS
ALSO GOODYEAR NON-SKID
PNEUMATIC AUTOMOBILE TIRES
T.E.BATE
Phone 'il
Cumberland, B.C.
THI:
G.A.FIetcher MusicCo
P
iuiitis, Player Pianos,
Col 11 iu li i a Graplia-
phones and Records,
Edison Records ami
Maobiiies»-i!*s»*«*- -■
The McKinley Edition of Ten Cent Music
a Specialty.
NANAIMO,
B. C.
SILKS SILIECS SILKS
We have 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. ABE   &  COMPANY
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B, G.

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