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THE ISLANDER
Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL, V.. No. 5
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THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. APRIL 18. 1914
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
CUMBERLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
New Musical Organiaation
High Class Load
Talent.
At a meeting of the Cumberland Symphony Orchestra, held
in the parlor of the Union Hotel
on Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected to
take charge of the orchestra recently organized; W. H: White,
president; W. C. Edwards, sec.-
treasurer; J. H. Macmillan, conductor; and a board of management consisting of E. L. Saunders,
Austin Hugo. S. A. Humphreys.
The Secretary - Treasurer reported that subscriptions amounting to 9115 had been collected
from the citizens of Cumberland
nnd vicinity. This amount had
been sufficient to meet present
expenses and enable the orchestra to get down to practice. They
are still in need of additional
assistance and the secretary will
be'glad to hear from those who
have the interest of the orchestra
at heart.
The Symphony Orchestra will
fill a long-felt want and be an
asset to the community. In the
past we have been short of such
a musical organization to make a
good' evening's entertainment.
The organization, if properly
supported, will render music of
a class ^at is seldom heard outside metropolitan centres and
will create a musical atmosphere
in Cumberland that will stimulate
and educate. The present membership of the orchestra warrants
this statement It is not organized as a money-making concern
but for the purpose of rendering
high class music. It is the duty
of the citizens to come forward
and appreciate the efforts the
musicians are making on their
behalf.
The Cumberland Symphony
Orchestra will make their first
appearance on Friday April 24th
in the Cumberland Hall at the
City Voters' League concert.
I Boost the Orchestra and you are
I boosting Cumberland.
EMPIRE DAY.
Cumberland as usual will celebrate Empire Day. The 24th of
May falling on a Sunday this
year we are to have the celebration on Saturday the 23rd. We
understand a public meeting will
be called during the coming week
to appoint the various committees
to take charge of the celebration.
Several will remember the
trouble we had in securing a
Vancouver^band last year at an
enormous cost through the trickery of some of the local officials
of the U. M. W. of A., who did
their best to make our sports
unsuccessful but failed in the
attempt.   .
Through the energetic efforts
of a few of the residents of West
Cumberland during the past three
months this difficulty will be removed by the newly-formed West
Cumberland Conservative Band
of twenty pieces, all experienced
bandsmen. The music will be
beyond the expectations of those
who may be privileged to hear
them on that day. Uniforms
have been ordered which will
add to their appearance.
Then the disreputable, miserable wretches, who did their best
to retard our patriotic sports a
year ago, are placed where they
ought to be—of no consequence.
Everything comes to those who
wait even a band. A year ago
we had no musical organization
in this community, today we have
the West Cumberland Conservative Band, the Gleemen, the
Choral Society, find the Cumberland Symphony Orchestra, the
latter promises to be second to
none in this province.
GIVEN THIRTY
DAYS IN JAIL
Two Nanaimo Men Given Jail
Sentence for Using the
Word "Scab."
Harold Freeman is spending
Ithe Easter holidays with his
(parents at Methodist Parsonage.
The light that the News com-
Iplainedofon Derwent Ave. has
|been replaced.
John'Krall and Joseph Vranu
af Bevan appeared before magistrate Abrams in the provincial
olice on Friday afternoon charged with creating a disturbance at
.Bevan which was caused by ex
Icessive drinking. Krall and
Ivranu were drunk and com-
Imenced to fight that resulted
li'if Krall being taken to the hos-
Ipital to secure medical attention.
IAfter hearing the evidence the
■presiding magistrate came to the
[conclusion that one was as much
[to blame as the other for the
[trouble. And fined the accused
[-J25 each and costs or in default
(two months with hard labor, The
fines were paid,
CONCERT AND DANCE
A grand'concert and dance will
be held in the Cumberland Hall
on Friday, April 24th, under the
auspices of the Cumberland City
Voters'League. Those who wish
to enjoy a real musical treat
should attend this concert. The
Cumberland Symphony Orchestra
will make their flrst appearance
on this occasion. This orchestra
is a body of talented musicans
recently organized and to hear
them will be worth the price of
admission. The noted Gleemen
will also be in attendance and
render some of their beautiful
selections. The concert will be
composed of purely local talent,
made up in some cases from
recent arrivals who have found
steady employment under the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd.
Programmes will be on the
street in the early part of the
week. Reserved seats are placed
at 50c. general admission 25c.
Tickets can be secured from any
member of the committee.
Immediately after the concert the dance will commence
which will be by invitation. The
Ladies Auxiliary has kindly consented to take charge of the
refreshments,
The rough-necks are using the
slang word, "Scab," in Nanaimo
and adopting the same unfair
methods as the loafers of Cumberland, who are in the habit of
abusing the workingmen by
shouting "Scab," but when,
brought to the bar of justice
state that it was not intended for
the worker, or in other cases
swear they never use the word.
The Nanaimo Herald of Wednesday, reporting the police court
proceedings of the city, says:
Two men W. McCulloch and
W. Martin were yesterday sentenced to thirty days in jail with
out the option of a fine by Magistrate Simpson. The charge
against them was one of using
obscene language on the streets.
According to the evidence submitted in the case yesterday
McCulloch and Martin were on
the Crescent on Monday afternoon, April 6 when were passed
by Jos, Dixon, his- wife and child
As Dixon and his wife were
passing they heard the accused
use the word scab with sundry
adjectival trimmings. Mr. and
Mrs, Dixon were both positive
the insult was directed to Dixon.
Defendants denied that the
word was applied to Dixon. They
were merely talking about going
to work and the word was used
in a general sense without reference to Dixon personnally. They
also testified that Dixon wanted
to fight and McCulloch stated he
took Martin away lest he should
"spoil his hands on that fellow."
Dixon on the other hand said
that owing to an accident he
sustained in the mine several
weeks ago it was impossible for
him to defend himself and he
offered to produce a medical
certificate to that effect.
Magistrate Simpson said that
his view of the case was that the
accused were hunting in pairs,
and that the objectionable words
used were meant to be heard by
and apply to the complainant. As
leniency by the court waa obviously neither valued nor
appreciated, he would take a
sterner course than. in previous
cases of that kind, and sentenced
both of them to 30 days imprison
ment without the ; option of a
fine.
HOSPITAL MEETING.
The Cumberland and Comox
District Hospital board of directors held their annual meeting in
the Oddfellows Hall, Union St.
bn Saturday evening.
In the absence of James Abrams, president of the board, who
was attending an inquest at the
northern part of the Island, W.
Wesley Willard, vice president,
occupied the chair.
The secretary, E. D. Pickard,
read his annual report which was
adopted as read.
The treasurer, Charles J. Parn
ham, handed in the financial
report forthe year which showed
a working balance on the right
side of the ledger.
The chairman then declared all
offices vacant and called for the
election of officers which resulted
in the board being re-elected unanimously and i.8 as follows:—
President James Abrams.
Vice president...Wesley Willard
Secretary E. D. Pickard
Treasurer...Charles J. Parnham
Board of Management:—F. J.
Dalby, Thomas Bennet, Hugh
Sloan, Thos. E. Banks, Dr. Geo.
K. MacNaughton and John N.
McLeod.
Dr. MacNaughton, medical
officer to the hospital, in a few
well chosen remarks explained
the improvements that had been
done during the year. Among
them was the remodelling of the
operating room which had been
enlarged to double its original
size. He said the new wing
afforded increased accomodation.
Private wards had been renovated
allowing the hospital staff to
give satisfactory results. The Dr.
expressed satisfaction at the
board being so fortunate as to
keep the hospital free from debt.
A hearty vote of thanks was
tendered the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. for supplying
the hospital with free coal during
the year 1913, also a vote of
thanks to the board of last year
for their untiring and energetic
efforts in making the hospital a
successful institution financially.
The meeting then adjourned with
the chairman making the statement that the various committees
would be appointed at the next
meeting of the hospital board.
LORD'S DAY
Rev. C. H. Hucttis  Addresses
Mau Meeting in the Crown
Theatre.
At the mass meeting in the
Crown Theatre, the visiting
clergyman, as western secretary
of the Lord's Day Alliance, explained the working principles of
his organization. That it was not
so much religious as social in its
practice, not indicating how the
day should be observed by the individual but maintaining the right
of the individual to determine
how his one day in seven should
be spent. He argued that neither
employers nor religious organizations should assume authority
over the individual to curtail his
freedom in determining for himself how this one God-given day
should be made to minister to the
individual welfare, but that the
work of the churches should be
one of educating the individual
to an understanding of what are
the highest demands of his
spiritual nature, and that the
work of the government is to
preserve to the individual, in the
face of encroaching commercialism this one day in seven for the
freedom of the individual laborer
and home-maker, At the close
of his address a local branch of
the Lord's Day Alliance was
formed with W. W. Willard as
president and W. Telford, secretary.
CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC
LIGHTING COMPANY
Office hours, April 20th, 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m., also on Tuesdays,
Thursdays & Saturdays 3 to 6 p. m.
Pay all bills at the office, corner
of 1st Street and Derwent Ave.
Admission to the I Tc.i per cent discount April 15th
dance, lady and gent $1.00, extr:
lady'50c.
J. R. Lockard, general manager left for Victoria on Sunday.
The local mines are again
working full Ume,
to 25th inclusive.
J. W. Cooke, Secretary.
William Nordgren and mother
arrived on Wedneday from Portland, Oregon on a visit to Mr.
Mrs. J.   V. Nordgren of West
iumbi
NEED POLICE
Pittsburg, Pa., April 11.
Members of the United Mine
Workers, who came here yester
day from points in the Pittsburg
district to question their officers
concerning the wage scale negotiations at noon today abandoned
efforts to hold a meeting.
The hotel at which the meeting
was to be held was the scene of
disorder and it was necessary for
the management to summon
police reserves to quiet the "insurgent" and "administration"
forces endeavoring to control.
Thomas Robertson and E. D.
Reed, leaders of the "insurgents"
declared that 25 picked men had
been sent to the hotel to break
up the meeting, It was decided
to try to hold a meeting at Mono-
ngahela next Monday.
Save your money—go to Mac-
AN APPRECIATION.
It is rather out of the ordinary
to say the least, when a visiting
preacher, and especially one of
such distinction as the Rev. C.H.
Huestis, goes out of his way to
express his appreciation of the
work of the choir, as that gentleman did in special reference to
the singing of the Cumberland
Gleemen at the Easter service in
Grace Methodist Church last
Sunday evening. All present felt
that it was only giving the choristers their due when the reverend gentleman at the close of the
service begged the privilege of
saying:—
"I want to express my appreciation and delight with the very
beautiful music we have heard
this evening from the Cumberland Gleemen. I travel over the
whole of the provinces of Alberta
and British Columbia, and I can
say with truth that it has been a
long time since I have heard anthems so well rendered and
interpreted as by the Gleemen
this evening. I am sure I am
expressing the feeling of all those
who are present tonight."
This is certainly very high
praise, and what is even more
unusual, all present at either the
service in the church or the mass
meeting which followed in the
Crown Theatre, where the anthems were repeated, are unanimous in the verdict that it was
well merited. The Cumberland
iGleeman is an organization of
' which the community may well
LOCAL NEWS.
Local News on back page.
High   class piano  for sale -
apply Islander office.
The Calico Hop is postponed
indefinitely.
Flsh are coming into town
from Comox Lake.
Mrs. John Jack will leave for
Scotland before the end of the
month.
On Thursday morning five
steamers were lying off the Canadian Collieries coaling wharfs
at Ur.ion Bay waiting their turn
to take coal.
Frank Quinn was charged at
Courtenay with assaulting his
wife. The accused appeared before Messrs. Willard and McPhee
J. P. 's who fined him $60 and
costs or in default 60 days with
hard labour.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grant jr.
of Derwent Ave. will make Victoria their home in future.
The members of the U. M. W.
of A. th.it are left in the town
are busy clearing the city park.
Ex aid. Beveredge failed to get
the $100 donation and the men
are now carrying out the work
free gra'is but for their own
benefit. However the work will
keep them out of mischief.
Gertrude Winnifred, aged 9
months and six days, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dalby
died on Wednesday after an illness
of two weeks. The funeral takes
place today from the residence
at Union street, West Cumberland.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Cumberland and Comox District
Hospital have kindly consented
to take charge of the refreshments at the City Voter's League
dance in the Cumberland Hall on
Friday, April 24th.
POSTPONED
The Calico Hop, that was to
be held in the Cumberland Hall
on Friday, April 24th under the
auspices of the Ladies Auxiliary
of the Union and Comox District
Hospital, has been postponed indefinitely.
MISLEADING
The Nanaimo Herald says:
The British Columbia Federationist in its last issue contains a
big boost of the celebration to be
held in Nanaimo on May 1st. This
is only what might be expected
of the Federationist, and in itself does not call for serious objection. But some of the stat-
ments in the article need to be
corrected. It is stated that the
city authorities have granted permission for a street parade and
have declared a civic holiday.
All places of business will be
closed, and the city will take on
a gala holiday appearance. The
purpose of such statments as
these is obviously to convey a
false impression of the whole
thing to organized labo-rtforetijrh-
out the province. As a matter
of fact permission has not 'been
granted for a street \i&r0e and
the council is not declaring a civic
holiday on tho first of May. The
Federationist has simply drawn
at will on its imagination, and
this is how organized labor is TOE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. "B.C.
WE CONQUERS ILL
(BY ARTHUR APPLIN)
Ward, Look ft Co., United, Lotv
eon, Melbourne and Toronto
.Conttn'iedl
CIIAPTEU XXI
Silas Saluzo was shown Into tlio
study. He t* Id the servant that he
wanted to seo Sir George at once, and
the man replied that his master
was engaged but that he would inform him as soon as he was free.
Saluzo wanted a closer inspection
of tbe fair-haired girl of whom he had
obtained two brief visions. Ot course
it was perfectly  unwarrantable that
lie should feel he had a grudge against - - ,      ,
' Sir  George.      He   reminded   himself suggested presently      I needn t lteep
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Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cut out c.*.tiiartics anj purgaLif n,   Tbey arc
bnit"d"b ars ^unnecessary. Try
CARTER'S LITTLE
LIVER PILLS
Purely vage-able. Act
gently on the liv.r,
eliminate bile.and
soothe thedeli-
c.temembmn.
ofthebowel.
CsnCsa-
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Skk Headache **i IsJujetuse, *l million, hav.
Small Pill, Small Dole, Small Price.
Genuine mustUs- Signature
J moment's silence. But thero was
doubt ln bia negative.    I found some
I little difficulty at first, he continued,
because of the alias you'd been living
under witb your wife. Hetherington
is an uncommon name; I came across
no other man bearing it. But at first
I was afraid ct confusing you with
your cousin, Mr. Soral, Mr. Oscar
Soral.
(To bo Continued)
m***7**ws**w*e*******m
tagonlsm.
T suppose you want to hear the result of my labors on your behalf, he
that lie was littlo more than a paid
Bervanr. He wanted to get rid of his
Bervitudo and to be free. Free if necessary to meet Sir George as man
to man.
He found himself tramping up and
down tho library impatiently, lletherington had no scruples about keeping him waiting. He looked at the
family portraits on the wall, admired
the old oak, the book-cases filled with
rare volumes. How many romances
and tragedies, ho wondered, had the
old houso seen during the centuries
that had passed since it was first
built? If tho walls could speak what
secrets they might tell?
And tho present baronet's secret?
Was it merely a love affair, perhaps
a vulgar intrigue.
Tbe girl he had seen, for instance,
the dining-room window was not
vulgar. He could read character
quick enougl to :.avo a pretty fair
Idea of hers already, of onc thing he
was sure—sh. loved Sir George. But
her lovo had not brought her happiness. Those tear-stained eyes had
been lull of Borrow and he thought he
had seen feat in them too. Perhapj
Bhe knew of the existence of Lady.
Hetherington.
Thoughts and surmises wero cut
short at last by tho entrance of Hetherlngton himself, lie, greeted Saluzo
quite brusquely and rather coldly,
and led blm into the dining-room. To
tbe latter's disappointment It was empty: tho girl had gono.
Breakfast ha" not been cleared away
and the great sllvor urn still steamed
at the head of the table.
You had better sit down and have
something to eat, tho coffee's still hot,
Hetherlngton said. 1 wonld hnve wired you not to come but your telegram
arrived too lute.
I an) sorry if I am In the way, Saluzo said curtly. But I naturally
thought you w**re anxious—
I was. I am, Hetherlngton stammered. But as a aniatter of fact tho accident 1 met with some time ago necessitated an operntlon which ' undergo
almost immediately, bo I'm afraid
everything here's upside-down—nurses and doctors arriving. It'c rather
a dangerous operation so one has naturally to put one'*, house In order.
You will understand I am sure.
Saluzo made a conventional reply.
Doctors i.re fearful autocrats, Heth*
erlngton continued, and from to-day
I am forbidden to take any further interest In business or even '.he affair"!
of my estate. In fact I have been ordered to bed this afternoon where 1
ahall have to stop until the operation
takes place.
Again Saluzo mfde the reply expected under the circumstances.
Hetherlngton lit a cigarette and
stood with his back to the Ore. Salu-
to waa studying him attentively. Perhaps he had misjudged hin He had
taken a fancy to hlra when they first
met; It was unly the counter-attraction of his wife, the strange fascination
Bhe exerted togtther with the dlscov-
ery of Hetherington's rather lurid
past which ".d aroused doubts and
eusplctons in his mind and bad worked blm up Into a state of frank an-
A MATTER OF COLOR
C.P.R. Supplies Cooks   and   Waiters
With Complexions to Match Dining
Cars
The C.P.R. has disclosed a subtle ingenuity in advertising; nor did this suffer impairment ln a comparatively recent instauce. Tbe company wanted,
to bo exact, 670 cooks and waiters for
its dining-car service last spring. It
has tried tho American cooks and
waiters by the painful hundred and
found them unreliable. It determined to advertiso in the "'Big Smoke."
Iaondon ls unthlnkably cosmopolite.
Every race under heaven has Its representatives in the world's metropolis,
Ir   a delicate way the company an*
you long.      I qulto understand that ] nounced that it wanted a certain num*
E
m,
in Little Blotches, Scratching Caused
It to Spread. Hands Had to Be
Tied. Cried Day and Night. Cuticura Soap and Ointment Cured.
 .	
EnnlsklHen, N. B. — "Tho trouble started
when my baby was fmir months old. Uer
head, nock and .boulders wore a nuv-s of
eoroa. Tbey broke out at first la tittle
blotches, only watery, which tho child
scratched and caused to spread snd form
4 mass of sores. Iter hands had to be tied
to keep ber from scratching thc sores. The
eczema caused her to Itch and burn and to
be cross snd peevish. Sho was dlsugured
for tho time she had It. tibe cried day and
night from tbe Irritation. Neighbors said
she would never be cured.
"Sbe was given somo medicine to take
Inwardly but without success. Then a
friend told me to try Cutlcura Soap and
Ointment wblch X did. I washed tbe child
with Cuticura Roan, dried well, then applied lho Cutlcura Ointment every day and
In a week's time tbo burning sensation left,
the child scratched no moro, and wben she
waa eleven months old sho was completely
cured." (Signed) Mrs. John J. McCann.
Not. 27,1913.
Although the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment are most successful fn tbe treatment of
affections of tbe skin, scalp, balr and hands,
they sre also most valuable for everyday
use ln tbe toilet, bath and nursery, because
they promote and maintain the health of Uu.
il'ffand iaiu frcr* '.:'."~'to age. Sold by
druggists and dealers everywhere. For a
liberal free sample of each, wltll 32-p. boob,
send post-card to Pouct Drag A Chtm
Corp., Dept. D, Boston. V. B. A.
you want to be left alone and that
you mustn't be worried. I can cas*
ily catch tho next rtaln back to Lon*
don.
You must l.i tired, you must want a
rest, Hethcrington said un.'asily.
Saluzo laughed. My dear sir, trav*
oiling never tires mo, not even on an
English railway. He unbuttoned his
coat and took from his breast pocket
a roil of manuscript. Here I have
set down the main incidents of Sir
George Hetherington's lito Curing the
past five or Bix years up to the hour
of half past five on the evening of
September 6. It's only a :ough sketch
you'll understand; in places a rather
blurred picture without details. If
you wish the picture filled in — he
stopped with a little expressive gesture which seemed to say—Then you
must find somo one else to do the
work.
But Sir George was not looking at
him, lie was ..taring across the room,
slt.ring into space. Watching bim
Saluzo realized that a great change
had taken place .n the man since they
last met. Ills eyeB were heavy
and dream-laden, the eyes of a man
who bas seen much and suffered much
and yet found peace. When they
first met they had been restless, eager
eyes, the eyes of ono who searched
like the eyes of a traveller on an unknown journey.
Something had happened. Saluzo's
curloBity was quickened; his interest
in the man revived. Again he wondered with a throb of excitement wby
Sir George had set him th task of
inquiring into his past. He had discovered nothing much In it that mattered; It resembled the past of a good
many men.
Shall I tell you the result of my inquiries, or would you prefer to study
your own life just sb I have Bet it
down here? Saluzo asked.     -
Hetherington started, and then coming forward took the roll of paper from
the detective, anf without glancing at
it Bllpped it into his pocket.
Thanks, be said in a curious faraway voice, I am much obliged. Mr.
Saluzo. I hope you haven't found
anything in r.*.y past to horrify you?
The American laughed a 1'ttle awkwardly. Oh dear no. Yours has been
an interesting life. Sir George. I rather envy it, that's all.
Hetherington slowly nodded his
head.    And you'll forget lt?
Sa'.uzo rose and walking to the~win*
(low looked out. Yes, he said under
his breath, I'll forget it. But hadn't
you better see whether the information
contained in these pages is what you
want?
Hetherington shook his head. It
not necessary. Besides, I'm sure you
have left nothing to chani**, set down
anything you can't substantiate.
Crossing the room he sat down at the
writing table.   What do I owe you"
Saluzo shrugged bis shoulders,
agreed to be i-ald by results. You refuse to see the results?
Hetherington srr.i.ed and he took
out his cheque book nd commenced to
write. It feels -*etty bulky. By the
way, what are your out-of-pocket ex*
penses?
Nothing, merely a few pounds.
Hetherington signed the cheque and
foldedjtUP. tUenhesltated just as he
•was about to jive it To Saluzo. I wonder bow you got your Information so
cheaply. ...      „
Saluzo gave an emigmatical smile.
You must know, Sir Gecrge, that
knowledge is a thing one cannot purchase with a handful of gold. Lies
arc on sale everywhere, the truth cannot be bought.
He waB bluffing a littli and he wondered whether Sir George knew it. For
his conscience pricked. But Hetherlngton handed him the ci.eque. It was
made ou; for five hundred pounds.
I hope that's sufficient.
It's more than enough, Saluzo replied
n little awkwardly. He held out his
hand. I won't detain you, Sir George,
1 know you ant 't be left alone. I
only hope the oper:.tion will bo successful. Probably we shall meet
aga'in.
Hetherlngton pressed him to stay
for luncheon, offered to put up for the
night if ho did not mind being left to
his own devices; but Saluzo refused.
There was something uncanny about
Hetherlngton; something which attracted and at tho same time repelled. He wanted to forget tho part he
had played, he wa: ted to forget that
he had ever been employed by Hetherlngton; he wanted to find himself
up in the open moorlands free. Free
to think what he liked -.bout this extraordinary wife. Free to do what
he liked; free if the mood took him
to work as he liked.
He reached the hall door when Heth-
Hngton's voice stopped   bim.     One
question, Mr. Saluzo.     You'll remember my telling .ou 1 wanted you to
ber of fair-haired people and an equal
number of dark "comp'.cxioned" individuals. Tho papers began to write
about the "red-haired dlning-cnr," and
"black-haired dining-car" to such an
extent as to cause nothing short of a
"thrill" ln the general breast. And
tho requisite number responded—to be
exact, indeed, there were at least 2,000
Persons, at one time or another, who
applied. There was a severe weeding
process, with tho result that tho requisite number were employed and shipped out—fair and dark-complexioned
men—to harmonize with the setting ot
the particular car to which each shade
of color should be confined. And it is
the fact that the C.P.R. desires, in its
aesthetic way, to produce in each dining car what might be called a synthesis ns to the color and height and general appearance of the mon—the Idea
being in decorations and general ensemble to present a harmonious whole
for the delectation of the passengers.
The point of interest is this — thnt
whereas tho American cooks and waiters who had aforetime been employed by the company were for the most
part unreliable, leaving after two or
three months' employment, the men
found in London remained the whole
season; and at tills moment of the entire number BOO ai< still in the employment of tho company. Some left
to better themselves; a few went back
but the greater bulk are at work quite
contented, as the commissioner Bent
out recently "Answers" and who talked with the men, avouches. TheBe
men are Swiss, Scandinavians, Germans to some slight degree, nnd British, Tlie SwiBB Bpeak at least three
languages, and ..re most adaptive. This
matter of help on the dining cars is
one of the serious problems to be
faced by W. A. Cooper, the
manager of of the sleeping and dining
car service—the difficulty of getting
nd '.hen retaining the right men: but
the experiment of going- 'o London
and advertising for them has proved
unqualified succeSB. It seems unthlnkably remote to consider the big
posters of tha early days which announced, rather riotously, the advantage of the C.P.R. in the matter of gas-
tronlc enjoyment. The delicate aesth-
■eticlsm which the company now provides marks the apogee of advance
and elaboration.
Poor Teacher
A teacher, noticing tbe boy's interest ln the study of insects, and especially ln motbB, advised him to find
a book ln the library upon the subject of moths.
I did, and lt wasn't any help, said
Bobby.
What was the name of lt? sho aBk-
HAVE TOU
CATARRH?;..-^
impaired? Doe* your throat
get husky or clogged?
Modem science proves that
these symptoms result from run
down health. Snuffs and vapors
are irritating and useless. Vou
should build your general health
with the oil-food in Scott'*
Emulsion-its nourishing
powers will enrich and enliven
the blood, aid nutrition and assimilation and assist nature to
check the inflammation and
heal the sensitive membranes
which are affected.
Scott's Emulsion
will raise 'your
standard of health
to correct catarrh.
Sntlfl alcoholic mixture*
and insist *n SCOTrS
m i ii *mi**s***m****W*\
Dwarf Plahts and Monstrous Flowers
Mr. J, A. Urban, professor of chem-
istery at the Sorbonne, has had the
idea of making seeds germinate after
having deprived them of their albumen. Thus, *.y his own will, he obtains monstrous vegetables. Ills
work ls returned in a paper read before the Academy of Sciences by the
eminent professor of botany, M. Gaston Bonner. Evidently the albumen
o. a seed Is not its essential part; albumen ls only an elementar** reserve
destined to feed tht. yodng. plant until
its radicle has becomo strong enough
to seek f „» its own food. But can the
young plant do without this alimentary reserve, M. J. Urbain shows tbat,
if put to the test, it can do so, but not
without suffering from this privation,
M. Urbaln's experiments have been
made with seeds of the Palma Christ!,
the poppy, etc. -Theue seedp deprived
of their albumen germinated like normal seeds, but produced dwarf, stunted plants with modified leaves and often monstrous deformed flowers. This
research of M. Urtaln goes to provo
the possibility of creating monstrous
plants at - 'ill.
In the same wa, the late Camille
Daresle produced, at will, monstrous;
chicken by interfering with the normal evolution of the egg, either by varnishing a part of its surface, or by ex*
posing it to ; too strong heat. •
Too Much for Father
In the country ls a youngster who is
the terror of his parents on account ot
the questions he can ask. He is a human interrogation point.
One day last week he caught a caterpillar, and as usual, was tormenting
the life out of the father about lt.
Pater ls a schoolmaster, und used to
the manifestations of bis offspring's
Intellect: but finally ho gave way under the fire of questions, and Informed the youth that school hours for the
day wero over.
""Silence followed for a minute, and
then came, appealingly;
Papa, I want to know just one more
thing.
Well?
How did the wiggle on the caterpillar come to be aronged?
The father collapsed.
Asthma Cannot Last when the
greatest of all asthma specifics is
used Dr. J. T). Kellogg's Asthma Rem-
edy assuredly deserves this exalted
title. It has countless cure*, to its credit which other preparations had failed
to benefit. It bring* help to even
the most severe cases and brings the
patient to a condition of blessed relief. Surely suffering from asthma
is needless when a remedy like this
ls so easily secured.
Husband (shaving)—Bother the raz-
or*
Wife—What'B the matter now? You
are dreadfully Ill-tempered.
Husbaud—'''ne rrtor is abominably
dull!
Wife—Dull? .Why, I ripped up an
old skirt with lt yesterday and it cut
beautifully.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria
Apply Zu-Sa-Ptjk
wounds aad tore, aad tou
wiB Ix surprised how quickly
j* slops, the smarting sua
wings cue It coven the
wound with a layer of pro-
teethre halm, kills all poison
n«na already la tb* wee-od, aad
pevante tthsn ealeriaf. hs tkh
Wing fc-tfbal e**M*-m then bu M
op from Ow bottom; boa tluuti
aad la a wwdarfaOr abort ttaaa
Huw-m-dbtualfdl
Aa* auk's popduttr Is ***** ** morn,
rMt.tion>ii.,.rw«k«ara.  Be euro end
f« Iii. ml thin,.   -tW.Buk-l.rrt.1.1
en eney otcan el Ui.     	
Miller's Worm Powder*, act bo thor*
oughly that itomachlc and Intestinal
worms are literally ground up and pusb
from the child without being noticed
and without Inconvenience to tbe sufferer. They arc painless and perfect
in action, aud at all tlm- wlll uo
found a healtliy medicine, strengthening the inf..ntile stomach and main
talning it ln vigorous operation, so
that, besides being an effective vermifuge, they are tonlcal and health-giving in tbelr effects.
Tho boy answered scornfully,
vice to Young Mothers."
"Ad-
Bo you are going to build another
racing yacht?
Yes, replied the eminent sportsman,
People are easily forgotten, A man.
has to go to come trouble ua expense
even to keep up bis reputation as a
good loser.
Ask the average man a simple question and he will make a speech.
SCHOOL TEACHERS
Always Have Things to Learn
Tor many years" I had used coffee
and refused to be convinced of Its bad
effect upon tbe human system," wrlteB
a veteran school teacher. (Tea Ib lust
as harmful because lt contain: caffeine, tlie same drug found In coffee).
"Ten years ago I was obliged to give
u:. my much-loved work In the public
schools after years of continuous labor.
I had developed a well denied case of
chronic coffee poisoning.
"The troubles were cont>::pntlon,
ilutterlngs of tho heart, a thumping in
the top of my head and various parts
of my body, twitching of my limbs,
shaking of head and. at times after
exertion, a general "gone" feeling, with
a toper's desire for very strong coffee.
I was a nervous wrecV for years.
"A short time ago friends came to
visit us and they brought : package
of Postum with them, and urged me to
try lt. 1 was prejudiced because some
years hack 1 had drunk a cup of weak,
tasteless stuff called Postum which I
did not like at all.
This time, however, my friend made
the Postum according to directions on
the package, and it won me. Soon
I found myself Improving in a most
decided fashion.
The odor A boiling coffee no longer
tempts me. I am so greatly benefited
by Postum that if I continue to improve
as I am now, I'll begin to think I have
found the Fountain of Perpetual Youth.
This is no fi-ncy letter but stubborn
facts which I am glad to make known."
.  ,    ,,     . i   Name given by Canadian Postum Co..
pick up the thread of the life of a man I WinrJgor, Ont.     Write for a copy of
we called Hetherington Number One; *„Tlle Roa(1 t0 Wellville,"
to follow that thread into tlie past, no*     postum noW ,.omes i„ two forms:
to look into the futu're alu ■ a certain     Regu|ar Poatum—must be well boll*-'
hour on a certain day—for in the -u**jej
ture It's possible   you   might   come |    inaWnt p0stum—ls a   soluble pow-.
The King of Rome Ar snted
A certain Frenchman of spirit onoe
found himself ln great distress. It.
was necessary to find a means ot live*
Uhood, or die in misery. There was a
vacant place that was worth ten thousand francs a year. Ho wanted it
but how could he get it? It was under the First Empire; the King of
Rome was a child In the cradle. The
aspirant thought of an ingenious plan
to bring about the success of his hopes.
Ho wrote a petition, addressed it to
the young king, and through the friendship ot a general officer attached to
the emperor, got it present'' to Napoleon.
The emperor took the petition and
seeing the ->uperscr!p*tion, began to
smile. Very well, sald'he, let the peti*
tlon be carried to him to whom lt ls
addressed.
Four chamberlains conducted our hero before tlie cradle of tbe Infant king,
After a profound bow, he began in a
high voice to read his petition. From
time to time he bowed before the cradle: As is the manner of Infanta,
the child uttered several jnintelllgible
Bounds.
After havln*, taken his leave respectfully, the petitioner returned to Napoleon, who Bald: Ab, well, what response?
Sire, his majesty said nothing.
Who says nothing gives consent, said
the emperor.   The petition is granted.
pass,
Test:
STRATHCONA
O peaceful warrior to thy
-V. N. U. 990
..cross Hether!ngton Number Two. He
paused a moment.     1 don't suppose
you found any traces of thla man wo
called Number Two, did you?
No, Saluzo replied slowly after a
der.   A teaspoonful dissolves   quickly
in n cup of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makes a deilclous beverage
instantly.     Grocers sell botb kinds.
"There's a Kea.on" tor Postum.
One gentle itep trom service to long
sleep
And  tho*i  crt with tho memories
that keep
A nation steadfast, loyal to tho best
Her  hero sonB have by  jieir llvos
contest.
And though Mount Royal and St.
Lawrence weep
Their Borro.v* to the Rockies echoing steep,
Still, still he guides, whose hand unlocked the West.
How youth, amid the snows of Labrador
Nerved him. one man—one man and
yet a host
To toll till from the Atlantic seaboard foro
Out to tho   far   Pacific 3   kindly
coast
His line lie   ung, and with that bond
of steel
Forged a Dominion's and the Empire's
weal.
—J. D, Symon.
The coal man wlll make things warn!
for you. even '.f you don't pay his *;■*',
Why Collections are Large
A pious old lady of our acquaintance
devotes the proceeds from the eggs
her hens lay on Sundays to tho church.
Fortunately for the church nearly all
her hens were Sabbath-breakers.
Disraeli on Suffrage
As early as 1848 Mr. Disraeli said 'n
tbe English House ot Commons:
In a country governed by a woman
—where you allow women to form part
of the other estate of the realm—peer-
eBses In their own right for example—
where you allow women no', only to
hold land, but to be ladies of the manor and hold tegal courts—where a woman by law may be a church warden
and overseer of the poor—I do not Bee
where she has so much to do with the
state and church, on what reasons. If
you come to right, she has not a, right
t' vote.
HOW'S THIS?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any caso of Catarrh that cannot b3 cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
Wc. tie un' lgned have known P. J.
Cheney for the last IB years and believe
lilm pel actly honorable In all business
transactions and financially able to carry
o.** any obligation •* -de by his Arm.
NATION,*. Ia BANK OF COMMERCB.
Toledo, O.
Hall's Cntnrrh Cure la taken Internally,
netlns directly upon tho bloou and mucous surfaces -' the system. Testimonials
sent free. Prl-o li centa per bottle.
Sold  by all DrugglBts."
Take* Hall a Family Pills for constipation.
Ons Tilumph Lef.
Let women vote, and trousers wear,
And carry canes, and crop their hair,
And give up chewin* gum and pins,
.ind copy all our ewagger Bins.
And all our ancient glories share,
And say "Ha. ha!" What do I care?
Let Women votel
Their work with ourc may well compare
In competition free and fair.
B-t we are safe—excuse these grins—
They can't "row whiskers on their
chins.
Let women    te!
There is a certain middle-aged bachelor in this town who makes it a prac-
tice never to give a tip at a restaurant cr cafe. And jo boasts that the
waiters tli ink as well of him and that
he never leaves a table without receiving every attention, obsequious bows
and a "Thank you, Bir," from the wait-
e* who has served lilm.
One who doubted this recently did a
little gum shoe act after this tiplesS
customer last week, to see i" he was,
telling the truth. And, suri enough,
when the luncheon was finished and
the exact amount ot the check paid, all
the polite things happened.
Then tho amateur detective approached the waiter.
That man gave you no tip." be said.
No, sir, calt" the waiter.
And set you said 'Thank . Vi, sir,' in
a loud tone.
Yes, sir. Do you thlnlt . want other customers to know that some people don't tip?
Counsel for the defense (to client
who has been dozing during the verdict)—Wake dp and get out. You're
a.ulttod.
The Accused—Lor' lumme. Wot!
Not guilty?	
Can't Spare the Time
BU—Thoy say that womeu are hardly ever stammerers.
Dlx—No; they bave bo much to say
that tbey can't stop for lt *   *
The Wrong Parent       ,.
Teacher — Tommy, next time yoa
are late brlcg an excus* from yoar
father.
Tommy—Who? Pa? Why he ain't
any good at excuses; ma finds him
out every time.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc
Reverse Not True
Scott—A man may be so effusively
pleasant wltb everybody tbat be becomes a nuisance.      *
Mott—True. But a man who endeavors habitually .to make himself a
nuisance never succeeds bv any accident In being pleasant
BABY'S OWN TABLETS
CURE INDIGESTION
Indigestion Is tie of the most com.
mon ailments of oblldbool and no other
ailment ls mire dangerous. Indigestion paves tbe way to mary other complaints. Baby's Own Tibiets never
fall to remo.o childhood Indigestion.
Tbey act as gentle laxative; sweeten
the stomach; regulate the bowels and
make the baby healthy and happy.
Concerning tbem Mrs. AlphonBc Pelltt-
ler, St. Philippe de Neri, Quo., writea:
"I hive used Baby's Own Tablets for
Indigestion with great succtBB. Tbey
have also proved successful in breaking up colic and simple fevers." Tha
Tablets are sol*, by medicine dealers
or by mail at 25 cei.ts a box from The %1
Dr Williams' Medicine Co., Brook. J *
vllle, Ont.
Weakest Cog J
What's the lioBt liable to get broka jfj
about your automobile?
The owner, repl!     Mr. Chugglns.
Aiguish
Do you ever weep over a story.
Sometimes, when I get lt back from
the p 'dlBbers.
Force of Habit
Crawford—There Ib uo doubt thai
wise tblng is to practice *couomy.
Crabshaw—But this Is an extrava*-*
gant age, and we seem to be out of",
practice.
Deaf to Hla Dune
There seems to be something the* .
matter-with Brown's bearing.
Naturally!     He's over bis ears Is
debt l
:i!
Ir=Woman's Danger Signals5^
Hot flashes-dlzzinasa, tainting spells, headache, bearing-down
feeling and ilia of a kindred nature—are nature'a danger signals.
The female disturbance or irregularity back of these calls for help,
ahould have immediate care and attention. Otherwise tha delicate
female constitution soon breaks down.
R~Pr.Herte»g Fgggffig PTCSCriptJOllj
'    for stars Uiau* 40 year* bu bMa leading Ita tMaltli mteriias aid to thou-  Wk:
seals ot weaMB year af tor year thiwaaont Its leaf Ufa.
This woadofolly neeesaful rtmeiy inparts strength to tba enthe ajslia-
partlralarly totheorfSaudlstinrtlyftaiiiBiai* Nerves are -refreshed. Tbe "stale*,
overworked btuiaeu woman, the run-down house-wife, aad tha weary em-won
asother of a fssslly—ell will gala strength tnm this futons preseriptioa whtah
40 yean has demomtratedlts effeetiTeaess-ia liquid or tablet tona.
ggj-P aTT DEALERS PI MEDIClWEg.
Writ. Or. at. V. Keree'e Sfed.lll.tl M th. In****,' H*s*U.
' rci ilriethr C*nfHentl*l-*nd ao chars*
The clean tablecloth catches tie tsxt-
tv ercaae snot. **
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BLACK KNIGHT
SASKATCHEWAN   SEED  FAIR
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STOVE POLISH (i
A HOUSEWIFE 18 JUDGED BY HER KITCHEN.
FOR A BRIGHT 8T0VE AND A BRIGHT
REPUTATION. USE BLACK KNIQHT.
A Paste
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Have a Special Crimp That
Makes Washing Very Easy.
Are Easy
en Hands
and   Clothes
SOLD WATCH FREE.
A atnlshtfomrd ra.ron.
effar trom ul MUsllitwd
Arm. W. an tlTiai .war
Watelua U btoimnd. ol
ptwpl. aU tr* tba
world .. e hoes
pdna-l'Mm.D*. How
la roue ebaanM lo
obtain on.. Write
BOW, anclMlni u
o.nta (or on. ol ear
'Mhloaebt. L.dlaa*
lout Ou.rd., er
Otots' Alh.ru, Mnt
Mnlu. rsli I. -tu
with th. w.l-11, ffhleh
will b. Bin. Vet.
tlbm w.tahM u.
ri.r-a.itMd Sa. TMnl.
ahould rou tu. to-
TanUn ot oar inarral.
In. etT.r. Wa .wot ne to ull loot 'rt.o«la
.tout os ud ahow th.ro In. MAotllol ..tch.
Don't think thi. tthe too food to r. tn., tint Mnd
SS e.nt. tod*, .nd nl. . Fra. W.teh. To.
Will h. tltMMl- WIUIMIa 1 HMD, Wi.te.1,
J...ll.ri (Dwt. IU I. W, ComnllU Bonl, London, M.,
A Paradoxical Plot
He's no good, but how nro wo going
to get rid of him?
a. Why, make lt too hot for him.
All right; we'll freeze him out.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Correct
Sunday-school teacher—Benny, can
you tell me what a prophet Is?
Benny—Buying something for a dime
and selling It for a quarter.
Not Today
Mary bad a little lamb,
Observe the tense, we pray,
For with the p ices that prevail
It couldn't be today.
Radium Oree
Whatever present doubt may exist
about the value of radium in the treatment of cancer, there can be none
about the fact that Its known properties warrant the belief that it has
great curative possibilities. Just now
the amount available for experimental
purposes, whether ln laboratories or
hospitals is limited, and progress is
retorted for that reason. Unfortunately, radium bearing ores are Infrequent and those that bave been located are being used for private profit rather than general advantage. It
ls therefore well that a measure has
been introduced Into the United States
congress providing for the withdrawal
of such ores from Individual location.
The bill Is meeting with strong opposition, but the temper of the times
is against the cornering of what may
prove to bo an invaluable remedy for
some of tho worst and most Intractable
diseases that affllot mankind.
The Girl
Bread-winners
Society Goselp
Percy Plentyplunks—I hear strange
stories about how Betty treat.] ber husband.
Marigold Malaprop—Yes; they say
ahe kisses him ln the parlor and kicks
him ln tbe basement.
An American motoring   through
small Scotch town was pulled up for
excessive speiJ.
Didn't you see that notice:  Dead
Slow? Inquired the policeman.
'Course I did, returned the Yankee,
but I thought lt referred to your tawn.
BLUE AND
DISCOURAGED
Mrs. Hamilton Tells How She
Finally Found Health in
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Warren. Ind.-"I was bothered terribly with female weakness. Ihadpalns
and was not regular,
' my head ached all
the tlmo, I had bearing; down pains and
my back hurt me the
biggest part of the
time, I waa dizzy
and had weak feelings when I would
stoop over, it hurt
me to walk any distance and I felt blue
and discouraged.
"I began taking Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound and am now in
good health. If it had not been for
that medicine I would have been in my
grave a longtime ago."—Mrs. Artie E.
_ Hamilton, R.P.D. No. C. Warren, Ind.
Another Case.
Esmond, R.I.—"I write to tell you
how much good your medicine has done
me and to let other women know that
there is help for them. I suffered with
bearing down pains, headache, was irregular and felt blue and depressed all
tho time. I took Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound and commenced to
gain in a ahort time and I am a well woman today. I am on my feet from early
morning until late 11 night running a
boarding house and do all my own work.
I hope that mnny suffering women will
try your medicine. It makes happier
wives snd mothers." Mrs. Anna Ham.
SEN. Esmond. Rhode Island,
Wlut a change las taken place
within the last quarter of a century
In the method of life of the daughters
in the family! From the quiet and
secluded home the girls hate bone out
to office, store or factory to mingle
with the great crowd of workers, and
whether by 'jrnin or muscle, to feel
the strain and fatlguo of the breadwinner.
Tills revolutionary chango in the
method of life has not proved beneficial to health a*< vigor, and in the
surging crowd you find many a pale,
anaemic face, and .r.any an emaciated
Hgure.
Tbe blood get* thin and watery, the
digestive system becomes deranged,
the appetite falls, and the starved
nerves tell of their condition by neuralgic pains and bodily aches. Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food Is needed, and
nothing can so quickly restore health-
and vigor to the body and bring back
the healthful glow to the wan cheek.
Father and daughter had Just returned after their tour of Italy, and
were giving their first at home.
Oh, how very adorable your holiday
must have been! gushed an acidulated
spinster to thc daughter.
Y'es, answered the girl. The Italian
cities were beautiful, but daddy liked
Venice best ot all.
Ah, replied the A. S. slightly raising
her voice, and casting fond eyes in dad*
dy's direction, I can readily understand how your father revelled in tlie
wealth of color and the abundance of
art that marks lovely Venice. I sup
pose most of his time was spent viewing the art wonders of the city?
Oh, no, answered the daughter roguishly, Daddy liked the place because
he could sit in the hotel aud fish from
tho window.
W. N. U. 990
After a Qood .'deal
Hostess—Another plec  of mince pie,
Oeorgie?    Just a*, small piece?
Oeorgie   (reluctantly)—No,  thanks.
I could chew lt, but I couldn't swallow
lt.      .
Mme. Emmy Destlnn, the prima donna who sang for a cinematograph
company recently In a llpn's cfgo, has
received for this performance the largest salary ever paid to a singer. For
singing a single aria from "Mlgnon
sho "has been paid 112,500. Sho was
in the cage exactly five minutes, so
that the payment works out at (2,500
a-minute. In addition to this, tbo film
company had to Insure her for 1125,000
against death cr injury.
Stranger—Did a pedes'-lcn pass this
way a few minutes ago?
r -anger—No, sor. I htive been
right outer this tster patch mor'n a
bower, nnd notter blamed thing has
passed 'ecpt one solitary man, an' he
was tramping 'erlong on foot.
Mrs. Ernest Hart, the woman sclen-
list of England who discover d the new
system of waterproofing which made
washable banknotes possible, ls the
presiding genius in a factory which
is erected in London to tin. through
some of the chemical processes she
has perfected.
Splendid Exhibits and Great Interest
Taken In the Competition
The annual Provincial Seed Fair for
the Province of Saskatchewan, which
was held durLag the last two weeks ln
January, proved to be the finest exhibit ot good seed that has ever been
shown ln Saskatchewan and doubtless
that haa ever been shown anywhere
as a distinctly seed fair. The classes
| were exceedingly well filled. There
were fourty four exhibits of wheat
and notwithstanding the fact that the
f& number of classes ad sections have
*Vl been greatly Increased under thla
year's prize list, scarcely a section
was unrepresented. It ls notable tbat
tbcre was an excellent exhibit ot field
peas, the various classes, and also
corn. The Judges, James Murray,
General Manager of the South Alberta
Whent Lands Co., T. J. Harrison, Superintendent of the experimental farm,
Indian Head, and Frank Heed, representative of the Dominion Seed
branch, declared that the exhibit was
superior to any they had seen.
The list of prize winners ls herewith appended
Red Fife Wheat (Winning ■*, Prize In
Standing  Fields Competition)
1st, Moose Jaw Agricultural Society,
Moose Jaw;    2nd,   Davis    Brothers,
Perdue; 3rd, E. A. Frederick, Maple
Creek;  4th, R. H. Carter, Fort Qu'-
Appellej  6th, Valentin    Unterschuts,
Melville; 6th, The Hall Farm, Bluchers 7th, W. R. Abbott, Maple Creek.
Marquis Wheat (Winning a Prize In
Standing Fields Competition)
1st, Herbert Sharon, KInley; 2nd, J.
J.  Lanigan, Elfros;   3rd, Wm. Pain,
Howell; 4th, J«U Turnbull, Moffatt;
5th, John Illingwortb   &   Sons,   Roe-
cllffe;  6th, David Lalng, Stockholm;
7th, Wm. Barnett, Elfros;  8th, Leon
Dionne, Vonda.
Red Fife (Open to All)
1st, J. J.    Lanigan,    Elfros;    2nd,
Moose Jaw Agricultural Society, Moose
Jaw; 3rd, Wm. McDermid, Halcyonla;
4th, Alex Lalng, Stockholm; 5th, L. H.
Awde, Howard; 6th, O.   B.   Stauffer,
Areola;   7th, Robert Fraser, Church-
bridge; 8th, Max Schnltter, Nutans.
Marquis Wheat (Open to All)
1st, Cutler Brothers, Rouleau; 2nd,
Wm. Henley & Sons, Qu'Appelle; 3rd,
Jas. H. Newsome, Lumsden; 4th, W.
H. Reddlck, Maple Creek;  5th, J. J.
Lanigan, Elfros; 6th, E* L. Plank, Rouleau;   7th, Gus. Weppler, Vanguard;
8th, John Turnbull, Moilatt.
Any Other Named Variety of Spring
Wheat
1st, Wm.  Blesenthal,  Windthorst;
2nd, Adam Little, Dlsley; 3rd, R. 0.
Krleser, Imperial;   4th, Davis Brothers,   Perdue;    5th,   Wilfrid   Wilde,
Broadview.
Any Named Variety of Winter Wheat
1st, E. J. BiessickB, Cotham.
Class of Championship "Farm
Crops Trophy and 125.00 Gold medal."
won by Cutler Brothers, Rouleau,
Sask.
The Purity Flour Cup for best bus.
of Red Fife, .won by J. J. Lanigan,
Elfros, Sask.
Tbe Millers Cup for the best bushel
of prize winning wheat to be determined by a milling and baking test
without regard for Its value as seed.
Results will be made kuown later.
White Oats winning prize ln Standing Fields Competition. Competition
In 1913. 1st, Samuel Stoltz, Nokomis,
Sask.
White Oats Long (Banner Oats)
1st. O. W. Williams, Vanguard; 2nd,
C. Olson, Spy Hill; 3rd, E. L. Plank,
Rouleau; 4th, A. Hardy, Kilolnhurst;
5tb, W. E. Caery, Windthorst; 6th,
Max Schnltter, Nutans; 7th, Joseph
Drury, Stoughton.
White Oats Medium (Abundance Oats)
1st, Cutler Brothers, Rouleau; 2nd.
Wm. Hastle, Foam Lake;  3rd, S. A.
Lord, Redvers; 4th, Cashmere Brothers, Maple Creek; 5th, Wilfrid Wilde,
Broadview;  6th, J.    G.    Lewthwalte,
Redvers; 7th, Samuel Stoltz, Nokomis;  8th, T. Henry Hood, Wolseley.
White Oats Short (Victory Oats)
1st, Geo. A. Harris, Howard;  2nd,
A. Austman, Spy Hill.
Oats (Any Other Named Variety)
1st, Wilfrid Wilde, Broadview.
Six Rowed Earley (Any Named Variety)
1st, Max Schnltter, Nutana;    2nd,
Herbert Sharon, KInley;   3rd, Valentin Unerschutz, Melvilte.
Two Rowed Barley (Duck Billed Type)
1st, McDonald & Harrison, Fort Qu'Appelle;      2nd,    Ashton    Stoncman,
Mortlach;   3rd, W.  H.  Beesley,  Bel-
beck; 4th, T*. H. K. Pain, Vonda.
Two Rowed Barley (Chevalier Type)
1st, Robt. N. Douglas,    Tantallon;
championship tho Brewers Typo Trophy and ?26.00 gold medul,   won   by
McDonald and Harrison,   Fort   Qu'Appelle.
Flax (Any Variety)
1st, A. Hardy, Klloulhurst; 2nd, Roy
F. Langton, Maplo  Crook;    3rd,  O.
\V. Williams, Vanguard; 4th,   Mooso
Jaw Agricultural Society, Moose Jaw.
Peaa
1st, F. J. Dash, Hillesden; 2nd, E. M.
Evans, Saskatooi.
Corn
1st, Cutler Brothers, Rouleau; 2nd,
E. L. Plank, Rouleau.
Timothy
1st, C. W. May, Windthorst;   2nd,
S. W. Burns, Stoughton; 3rd, A. Neville,    Cottonwood;    2nd,    Jeremiah
Coffey, Dalesboro.
Western Rye Grass
1st, W. J. Crelghton, Stalwart; 2nd,
T. W. Burns, Stoughton.
Potatoes (Any Late White)
1st, Wm. Temple Way, Broadview;
2nd, The Hall i'arm, Blucher; 3rd, E.
N. Evans, Saskatoon.
Potatoes (Any Late Pink)
1st, E. N. Evans, Saskatoon.
Potatoes (Any Early White)
1st, E. N. Evans, Saskatoon;
Chlnsee Soldiers Good Fighters
Till within th* last iwo yeara or ao,
the general Impression waa that the
Chinese soldier waa Intended to run
away. The revolution of 1911 dissipated some of tils absurdity. The
events of tbe present year have dispersed the remainder. It ta now recognized that there Is no finer material
than that which could be selected from
among the sturdier of China's sons.
Nor ls there any province lacking. Nothing Is want 1 but training, arms ot
precision, good leading and a good
cause. With these China could well
hold Its owaa. The Improvements that
bave been made during recent years In
such things .can be appreciated only
by those' wbo know wbat tbe old troops
from tbe Bannermen downward, were
like.
"SUPPING FCJLLS*-
Or abortion, In time, of some form of ,lli,.oniser among you?
brood ineu-e* can bo stopped and other mares prevented from
losing eolts by using "SPOHN'S." lt rleans tho whole body
from germs of disease, tones up the ac.-.tcai of all weans and
does not '"physic." Give lt to nmres In foal or out al onv
lime, for lt la absolutely safe at all times for all horses at
all ages and under all conditions. It Is well to clvo 'tha
CL-RE several weeks before foaling time. Also .ate for
the baby colt. All druggists.
SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemists and r.actcr'olocisf
Goshen. Ind., U.^   A
2nd,
Consolation
Another good thing about being a
vegetarian Is that wben the price of
hen eggs Is prohibitive' ono can eat
tliaa nests.
Max Schnltter, Saskatoon,
Its Origin
Moses tapped the rock.
Hitting the hard stuff, oh"? grinned
Whceses, early ancestor oi a column
conductor.
HOW PEOPLE FEEL
When They Have
TAPE WORM
Tape worm ls bred from a parasite.
This parasite ls a ere. ture male and
female ln one. It ls of pear shape, having two, four and six tuckers, lt lays
the eggs, which are only connected
together with slime. They develop
and form a body, which ls tho worm.
Each joint ts an individual
having a sucker or mouth. The worm
grows much longer thnn the bowelB
where lt ls located, and sometimes a
whole colony ot them are found,
enough to fill a quart of solid worm,
and when put in a bucket of water
would apparently fill lt. It Is the
hardest task In the world to destroy
this parasite without doing Injury lo
the Individual who may be s unfortunate as to have lt, aa the parasite
clings, to the bowels, freeing Itself
fiom the body of tlio worm, and remains there to breed another. It is
an internal demon, and causes Its victim to suffer all the symptoms of disease Imaginable. The cleverest phy-
Blclans are led to believe tho patient
Is suffering from some other disease
as nearly every person has different
symptoms. Some have been treated
for cancer of the bowels, consumption
of the bowels, consumption of tbe
lungs, chronic dyspepsia, nervous prostration, melancholia hypochondria, hysteria, Inflammation of bowels, appendicitis, and other complaints, when one
or more of these internal demons wero
eating their lives away.
Prof. Mulvene; has made the discovery to free the victim of this mons*
ter, without Injury to the system, destroying the parasite as well as expelling the worm with one dose of medicine without any previous starvation.
Visit his office, where be has ln his
possession the most wonderful collect
lon of these death-dealing monsters In
the world, which have been expelled
from hundreds of people by his famous
remedy, some bottles containing colonies of worms, and anyone seeing them
cannot Imagine how a person could
possibly live with them in his bowels.
It ls surprising the number of peoplo
that have them. Thousands have
them and are not aware of the fact.
The letters and testimonial*, the Professor bas in his possession are
enough to convince us of t. Is alarming
fact. Some of the most prominent
symptoms are ravenous appetite, dizzy
spells, headaches, cramps 1.. the bowels, a feeling of something moving in
the bowels, also a feeling as though
something was crawling up the throat.
The only certainty of having one in
the system is when segments or joints
sre seen, which come away almost
any time. They are flat, and from
three-quarters of an Inch to an Inch
Ions*, which have often been "mistaken
for pin worms by those who do not
know the inference. There nre many
otber feelingB of distress wh'.ch would
take too longto enrnierate. Strange to
say, some people of strong constitution
have very little distress.
Prof. Mulvenoy's world famous Tape
Worm Extermlnatoi Is safe, sure and
harmless. No starvation, no danger, Is
not disagreeable to take. One dose
nearly always effects a cure. Further
information free.. Send stamped
envelope or call at 167 Dundas
8treet. Prof. R. L. Mulvcney, Toron
to. Ont.
FARMERS
Can always make sure ef getting the highest ericas fer
■AH.LIY and FLAX, Ly .hipping, their car lo.a to FOR",
PORT ARTHUR and having th.m told on commission by
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"Look Ont for the
Cars-'
* when crossing a nil*
road track—lt'i tht
only way to
id Accidents
^TWr-0 1-Bv-
imm
Barbaric Gloom '
The savage said; "I really find
Mine ls a gloomy lot;
They loot me if I'm good and kind
And shoot me if I'm not!
Make a Note of This
Persons don't mako their own faces,
and It's no more my fault If mine ls
a good one that It Is other people's
fault If theirs ls a bad one.
Mlnard'a Liniment Curea   Garget   In
Cows
Counsel (examining domestic In a
breach of promise case)—Was tbe defendant's air who., lie promised to
marry you perfectly serious or oue of
levity and jocularity?
Plaintiff—If you please, sir, lt was
all ruffled with him running his hands
through It.
You misapprehend my meaning,
said counsel. Was the promise made
In all utter sincerity?
No, sir; it was made in tlio wash-
house, replied tht plaintiff, amid
roars of laughter.
I kept my head when I fell Into the
water, obBerv.-d the young man.
How fortunate, replied the caustic
maid. It must.li.avo helped you so
nicely to float.
No man or woman should hobble
painfully about because of corns when
so certain a relief is at hand as Ilol-
loway's Corn Cure.
Wouldn't It be feasable for the
American colleagues to Institute a
course leading to, say the degree of
D.P.C. that is, Doctor of Participal
Constructions.
Murphy was assistant cook on board
a trooper bound for India. The first
morning ho forgot to wash the holler
out after breakfast, consequently there
were tea leaves on the surface of the
soup when dlnnei was served. To
clear himself of the blame .ie went to
fie respective messes and said:
If yez folnd an. tay leaves ln the
soup you'll know it's mint.
Evad ng the Question
Mistress—Are you a good cook?
Applicant—Ycs'ni.     I go to church
every Sunday.
Rcolp'oolty
If women with her wicked wiles
Secures the vote she cannot lack,
We men must uri,e a change In styles
To mako ber do us ud the back.
M. Fountalnncn hod been calling upon May for six months.
One evening the girl's mother met
him at the door.
Young man, she Bald belligerently, I
want to ltnow what your Intentions
are.
I—er—Ma'am, stammered the youth
backing away. My—er—intentions, I
may say are entirely peaceable.
qX******m*%**A*%***m*\
The .upr.m. thrill i	
tlon ef an Ocean voyage
joyment   of   the   luxorlc	
roundlngs,    so   comfortable
cheerful.   Is  doubly  apprecli
whan comfort la enured.
THE  OLD  WEt-lAB
WIS
Hot Air
My wife made it hot for me this
morning.
How was that?
I insisted en her getting up to conceal a lot of ignorance.
An Always Ready PHI.—To those ot
regular habit medicine ls of little concern, but the great majority of men
are not of regular habit. The worry
and cares of 'mslness prevent it, and
out of the Irregularity of life comes
dyspepsia, Indigestion, liver and kidney troubles as a protest. The rundown system demands a corrective
and there ls nono better than l'arnie*
lee's Vegetable Pills. They are simple ln their composition and can be
taken by thc most delicately constituted.
Another Sign of Old Age
When you begin to wish tbat all
your rooms were on the ground floor
you are beginning to become old.
Probably
■Blx—I see that someone lu getting
up a "Woman's Dictionary."
Dlx—More words ln lt, I suppose.
What Did he Mean
Sho—Do you remember how you
used tccnll mo your angel before we
were married?
Ho—Yes, dear; and I wondor how
you ever consented to marry such a
blundering old fool.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine
Tablets. Druggists refund money it
It falls to euro. E. W. DROVE'S signature is on each box.    26c.
Injonslderat-
Jones—The widow of that commuter killed in the wreck hns been awarded $00,000 damages.
Ills Wife—And I've been trying to
have you move to the suburbs for
months, you mean thing!
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maintained by Its careful man-
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Yon Would Do Well
whea travel..nt. or If landlnc for
relatives or frlendt, to iee that
the Damage Ii booked via
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A Matter of Pastry
Toindlk—Taie woman of tho present,
day can't make such pies aa our mo
thors did.
MoClammy—No, It's a lost tart.
Lake Louise, ln the Canadian Itock>
les, 31 miles **est of Banff, Ib considered one o.' the most beautiful luket
in the world.
Shiloh
quickly atop, coughs,
tha throat and lung*.
and he.ll
as cent*
In the Era <-! "Social" Justice
Judge—Yours ls   a   very   serloui
crime, my man.   Fifty years ago 11
was a hanging matter.
Horse Thief—Well, your honor, fifty
years hence It tuay'nt be ., crime at
ail.
Dead Mouse Causes Deat.t
Frightened by n dead mouse which
school friend was dangling upon ■
pleco of string, Ethel Asttuli, nine, of
Bertha street, Uolton, steppo*. suddenly into the roadway and was killed
by n passing wugon.
On an Overhead i rolley
The street car conductor was very
Impatient. He was waiting for an
elderly and very stout lady to board
his car, when she suddenly exclaimed:
Conductor, conductor, will I get a
shock If I stop on that rail?
He quietly answered: No, lady, ,iot
unless you* put ybur other foot on tho
trolley wire.
Between Friends
Alice-Somehow Jack cannot eeem
to get up courage to proposo.
Mario—Perhaps he's afraid you'd
say yes.
Suggestion by the Defence
Court (to prosecutor)—Then you recognize this handkerchief us the on*
which was Btolen?
Prosecutor—vcs, your honor.
Court—.".nd yet It   Isn't   thc   only ,
handkerchief of the sort In the world.
See, this one I ' avo tu my pocket il
exactly like It.
Prosecutor- Very likely, your honor,
there were two Btolen.
Not Worth the Wear and Tear
The Boggar—Oh, Lady—a halfpenny
—but what a pity to open a beautiful
bag for such a trifle.
MARVELOUS BALSAMIC ESSENCES CURE CATARRH
NO DRUGS TO TAKE-A DIRECT BREATHING CURE
Statistics    Prove    Ninety-Seven    Per
Cent, of Canada's   Population   la
Infested With the Germs of
Catarrh
This dlsenso ls most dangerous-owing to Its tendency to extend to the
Bronchial tubes and lungs, where lt
causes Consumption. Unfortunately
the people havt bad faith In sprays,
ointments and snuffs, which can't possibly cure, nnd In consequence catarrhal disease has become a national
curse. Science ls advancing every
day, nnd fortunately a remedy lias been
discovered that not only cures but prevents Catarrh. TMb new treatment
'Catarrhozone" has sufficient power to
kill the* germs of Bronchitis, Catarrh
aud Asthma.      It contains pure pine
to the remotest part of the nose, throat
snd lungs, carrying hcalth-glrinr,' medication to every spot that Is tainted or
weak. You lon't take Catarrhozone
like cough mixture—you Inhale Its
healing vapoi tt the mouth and lt
Bpreads all through the breathing organs, sootlilns and curing wherever
Catarrh exists. This is nature's way
of supplying the richest balsams, the
purest antiseptics known to science.
A sneezing cold is cured In ten minutes. A harsh cough ls eased in an
hour, the most ofTt-slve catarrh il
thoroughly drawn from the system.
For Asth. i and Bronchial Irrllation
nothing can equal Catarrhozone—every physician and druggie; Bays so,
and we advise our readers to try thii
treatment If suffering wil). n winter
111.   Tho complete outfit  costs $100*.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1914.
The reckless waste which characterized the conbtruction
of the National Transcontinental Railway by the Laurier
Government has defeated the purpose for which the railway
was undertaken. The building of the National Transcontinental Railway was to have lowered freight rates. The cost
of the road has been so great, by reason of the incompetence
of the builders, that low freight rates will be an impossibility.
This situation was made abundantly clear to the country
in the annual railway budget presented to Parliament by the
acting Minister of Railways and Canals, Hon. J. D. Reid.
After presenting to the House a detailed statement of the
cost, he quoted the opinion of Mr. W. F. Tye, a recognized
authority, as follows:—
"The object for which the Transcontinental must have
been built was to give a good, rapid passenger and freight
service between the East and the West, and, above all, to
secure the most economical means of moving traffic bet
ween the West and the East, and vice versa,   Or, in oth
er words, to build a road that would permit of freight being handled at the very lowest possible cost.   The actual
cost of handling traffic is the cost of operation plus the
fixed charges.   A railway can handle traffic at the least
cost when the sum of operating expenses and the fixed
charges is the least sum.   Any increase in fixed charges
which does not reduce the operating expenses by the
same or a greater sum is an added burden for the road to
carry, and means an added amount to freight rates."
"Each and every one of these extravagances, which have
already been paid for by the people of Canada," said Dr,
Reid, 'become fixed charges, and will be paid for again by
the people of Canada many times over in the shape of inflated freight rates necessary on account of the enormous
cost of the railway."
It will thus be seen that the whole object of the construction of the railway has been defeated by the reckless extravagance and mismanagement of those responsible, and this
responsibility rests heaviest on that Government which
undertook to appoint a Commission to manage the construction of this 1,800 miles of railway.no one member of which
had any experience of railway building or construction.
"Having been a member of this House at the time, I believed the Government of the day were going into this matter blindly. I beleivj that if tha Grand Trunk Pacific had
been permitted to carry* out the charter as purposed by
them when they came to Parliament, viz. to build a line
from North Bay through to the coast, at least one hundred
million dollars would have been saved to the people of
Canada.
"I am glad the Investigating Commission was appointed.
It has verified the contentions of those who opposed the
plan as brought down at that time. I am glad the Commission was appointed to show the people the gross extravagance
that prevailed throughout this whole work. It is to be re.
greted that it has turned out as it has, for the reason that
the object, as stated by the then Prime Minister (Sir Wilfred
Laurier), was to be the reduction of freight rates, is totally
defeated, and, instead of being able to reduce the rate to
people, if this road is to earn any portion of the interest on
the money invested, freight rates will be kept at such a
figure that I fear reduction will be extremely difficult."
The figures given to the House by the Minister are the
most damning proof of the carnival of waste which went on
under the Laurier Government. The total outlay on the
National Transcontinental construction between Moncton
and Winnipeg up to 31st December, 1913, has been $140,562,-
147. Of* this amount $10,314,994.05 has been expended
during the first nine months of the current fiscal year. It
is estimated it will cost $20,745,653 to complete the section
between Moncton and Winnipeg. This $20,745,653 added
to the $140,562,147 makes a total of $161,307,800, which is
the estimate of what the road will cost when it is finally
completed.
But this by no means represents the total cost to the
country. For seven years after completion the line is to be
operated by the Grand Trunk Pacific without rental. For
three years more, unless the road is earning the rental
charge the company does not need to pay, the interest being
capitalized. For the rest of the fifty year lease the Grand
Trunk Pacific pays rental at the rate of 3 per cent on the
cost* of construction.
Dr. Reid gave the House the following statement, showing the cost of the Eastern Division of the National Transcontinental Railway, for the purpose of basing the amount
of annual rental which the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway will
be required to pay under their agreement. Based on the
estimated cost submitted by the chief engineer at $161,307-
800, and on the supposition that the road will be completed
and handed over to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway on the
1st January, 1915, and capitalizing the expenditure at 3 per
cent, as provided in the agreement, for the purpose of the
rental, the figures are:
Estimated cost of completed road exclusive
of interest at December 31st, 1914 / $161,307,800.00
Interest during construction at 3 per cent to
December 31st, 1913     15,136,289.00
Estimated    interest   on   expenditure   to
December 31st, 1914        5,293,322.67
Capital cost for rental purposes at January 1 •-
1915 $181,737,411.67
Interest on $181,737,411.67 at 3 per cent
capitalized for 7 years(January 1,1915 to
December 31st, 1922)     41,776.681.31
Capital cost estimated to January 1st, 1923,
for rental purposes. * * $223,514,092.98
Rental based
on above $  6,705,422.79
If the road does not earn 3 per cent in excess of working
expenditure for the three years ending December 31st 1925,
and the interest is added to capital for those three years,
adding $20,725,791.30 to capital cost, making an estimated
cost of the railway for rental purposes $244,239,884.28.
Upon this last the Grand Trunk Railway would be required
under the agreement, to pay an annual rental of $7,327,196.-
54.
It is this tremendously heavy rental which will make low
freight rates on the Transcontinental a practical impossibility.
Dr. Reid's statement revealed another source of trouble
in the Transcontinental situation from a public standpoint:
The Grand Trunk Pacific pays rental at only 3 per cent
on the cost of construction.
The money put into the building of the road costs the
people of Canada 3 1-2 per cent.
This means, on the expenditure to 31st December, 1914,
that there will be a clear loss to the country of $3,393,230;33
and this will continue throughout the term of the lease,
which is for fifty years. During the entire period of fifty
years this loss will amount to *?908,687.00 per annum, or a
total of $45,433'900.00 for the entire term of the lease.
In all this statement of ruinous cost, no allowance has
been made for the i<17,000,000, which, according to estimates
of engineers, will be required for the reconstruction of the
Quebec bridge. Added to the cost of the Transcontinental
that would produce a grand total of #78,307,800.
And even then the tale is not told.
The Laurier Government spent on the old Quebec bridge
■?6,456,546.44. The bridge fell into the St. Lawrence, the
cost cannot be charged up in the total UDon which the
government can collect a rental. It is a total loss to the
people.
The present government, as indicated in Dr. Reid's statement, has practically completed the Transcontinental between Moncton and Winnipeg,
The rails have all been laid. Between Moncton and Levis
a distance of 460.4 miles, have been taken over from the
contractors as fully complete, The remaining 1,344 miles
are nearing completion. Rails have been laid. It requires
some ballasting and a number of steel bridges to be placed
in position, some station houses to be built, and other works
that will be complete and ready for operation during the
present season. The Quebec bridge will be completed by
the end of 1917. Till then the connection between the two
sides of the St. Lawrence will be by car ferry. The ferry is
launched and the piers are under construction.
On the western division (Grand Trunk Pacific) work is
being rushed, and it is expected that the steel will be connected by June next.
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
ESTATES MANAGED
RENTS  COLLECTED
Land Registry Office Work a
Speciality
COURTENAY, B. C.
PHONES 42 & 48
mm
"THE   SQUARE   DEALING   HOUSE"
ial Dili
FOR EIGHT DAYS  FROM  SATURDAY 18th TO 25th
Men's Pit Hose *w\i?m, for cash 25c.
Men's Mixed Heather Hose, Imported Divet 2 XVCS* 25c.
Men's Neckties ReBvles75c for cash 50c.
Men's Silkette Underwear ™ $1.25
See our Straw Hats for Men and Boys.
Macfarlane Bros., Ltd.
" The Square Dealing House "
Phone 10  P.O. Box 100      <§>       Cumberland, B.C.
Eastern Suits to Order
from
$15.00
to $25.00.
WHY PAY MORE
These prices are 20 per cent, lower
than any house in Cumberland.
200 Samples to select from.
Fit Guaranteed.
P. DUNN.E, SSSF1
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
«»*.*»****.*» SIR EDMUND WALKER,C.V.O„Ll.D.D.C^Prealdent
ALEXANDEK LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRD.JWt General
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upward**. Careful attention is given to every account. Small account*
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
drawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. 811
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.     W. T.  WHITE, Manager.
HongChongCo.
DRY GOODS
BOOTS and SHO.ES
CHINATOWN,   West  Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan a
•it-it ivuierrp, ri-i-iTmini, b. c.
The Popular Beer
of the day is
The
Silver Spring
and now on draught at the
NewEngland Hotel
JOSEPH  WALKER  Proprietor.
l/unsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.O.	
Try it and be convinced, you will drink no other.
Awarded Four Gold Medals B. C, Agricultural Association 1910 & 1913
for Purity and Quality.
For Sale in Bottles at all Leading Hotels.
Silver Spring Brewery Ltd.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL miniim .mlits of thu Dominion
in ManitubM, Sukatchawitii and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, ttieN-*rth-«est Tarri
torieiandina portion of the Province nf
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one yeara at an annual rental of
flan acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased to oue applicant
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person tn the Agent ur sub
Agent of tbe district tu which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections,or lo^al subdivisions
of sections, snd in unsurveyed >errito*y
the tract applied for shall be staked uut by
theapp'ioaiit himself.
Etch application must be aceompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on Ihe
merchantable output uf the mine at the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting fur the full quantity of merch*
antablecoalmined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
nut being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will iuolude the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available aur
face rights may be considered necessary
forthe working of the mine at the rate of
$l0.00anacre.
Fur full information application chould
he made to the Secretary uf the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or tn  any
Agent or Suh Am ni* ofDominion Lauds.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of i he Inteitor.
N.H- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will nut hi paid for.
WOOD /for SALE
aVPLY
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
PHONE L8-6
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOEMAKER
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
Pendants, Necklaces
Watches
Cut Glass, Cutlery
Silverware
MAGAZINES & ALL THE LATEST BOOKS
T. D. McLEAN
THE   LEADING   JEWELER
Cumberland, B. C.
Buy yourself a Home near
No. 8 MINE
The Ideal Store
NEW SHOES
The first shipment of our spring stock
of shoes have arrived in
Men's Tan and Black Button
Ladies Tan, Gun Metal, and
Navy Blue Suede in
Lace & Button
Watch for our-Sa'e of Odds and Ends
after Stock-Taking.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
MMiaaMMaiMMMilMlaVMIMMIMr
NEW GOODS   I
NEW STOCK OF
UNOLEUM and,
WALL PAPERS
1914 Patterns just opened out.
A full line of Furniture, House Furnishings, Beds
and Bedding, Stoves and Ranges always on hand
DUNSMU.R AVENUE A.    McKlNNON
K m LAND> B C-      THE FURNITURE STORE
BEST ON   VANCOUVER   ISLAND
Blocks, from one acre to eight acres,
$200 per acre and upwards
Finest Homesites in Comox District
FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO
It
Up-to-Date Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Cumberland,!!?. C.
Capital Paid Up 111,660,000
Roserve Fund *l3,0O0.OOO
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SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards.
CUMBERLAND, B. C, Branch     - - -    OPEN DAILY
UNION WHARE, Sub-Branch, OPEN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
D. M. MORRISON, Manager.
COURTENAY, B. C, Branch, OPEN DAILY.
E. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
T. E. BATE
Hardware, Garden Implements, Tools
Paints, Varnishes, Wallpaper
etc., etc.
Stoves and Ranges
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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0 P P 0 S I T E  R AI L W A V S T A T10 N
First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When In CiainlH-rliuiil mako Uu* Ihilon v.mr liaii]i|uarl.ra
Marocchi Bros
GR OCER S   AND   B A K ERS
Agents for Pilsener Beer
GEORGE K0N0
REAL  ESTATE
HEAD OFFICE: 627 Pandora Street, Victoria, B.C.
BRANCH OFFICE, P.O. Box, 434, Cumberland. B.C.
Contracting, etc., Lnnd Clearing, Sawmill Labor Supplied, Logging Camp,
Railway and General Contractor. •m-u* TSTiAxnr.iL Cumberland, B.C.
Kidneys Cured or
Money Baok
Thero is no risk In buying GIN TILLS.
They aro Bold on a positivo guarantee
thatthcywUlcuioallKidnoyandl'laddcT .
Troubles, Rheumatism ana (Sciatica, Bain In tho Back, eto. It, alter I
taking 6 boxes, vou can honestly Bay that Glu Tills havo not cured you, I
take tho emptjTboxes to your dealer and ho will refund tho money. I
That shows how certain we aro that Gin Pills will euro you. 60e.abox* i
6 for 42.50. Bent on receipt ot prlcolf your dealer can't supply you
■""Sample free if you mention this pnper. # 188
NATIONAL DIM AND CHEMICAL CO.. OF CANADA UM1TEP. TW0NT0.
MIXED FARMING
MAKING HENS PAY
li *.tmvly n mnttpr of mftktag thetn lay—and making them lay l«
mostly ti mutter of keri>iilt! th«H in goodhealthnud keeping Uttthctr
Appetttei   luteniatiouiil Poultry Pood Tonic la n mixture of nerba,
roots and spices thnt. fed tn them in vety imnll quantities*, supiiiies
tlie very needs of Uitirpytcm, and wards off dttense, ami by *'-
special-icii'.n on the egg-producing organs makes them lay    '
is absolutely guaranteed lo Increase the production of cm
Try fiT'linsj your ht-ns international Poultry Pood aud you
wilt Lie surprised at what they will do for yyu.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS
We have just got out n very compiac " "Poultry C.nUle"—
it tells pretty nearlv everything there is tu know abcit
■,'biikeiiH.   Wcwouldliketoscudit to you if you will
write for it—absolutely free.
INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD CO..
LIMITED
Toronto
Dept.  B
Canada
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Old tore., aturnn
Hooked
Opt
*ok
 wa« wm. Afunip.
la Breast, Growth.     I think Archlo Allscadds has made
ea*byVB.impI»**'"   UP his m!nd to mar*'''' Bal4 th<J vlVa"
Home IreataMl! clous blond.
To marry Virglo Skecmer? queried
the sparkling brunette.
Uh-huh.
What symptoms do you notlco?
Well, he wears a sort of resigned
or what's the use, expression on his
face and doesn't run when he sees her
coming ndw.
look And testimonials free,
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RAW FURS
We Pdia] Highest Values
Write for Price ListS
■and Shipping Tag*
SieitcTurCff.LtiJ
end Alexander,WINHIPEO. Canada
i
We also buy Hldos ano Senaca *oot.
SHE WAS HELPLESS
FOR TWO YEARS
WHY MRS.      BALDWIN
MENDS DOrD'S KIDNE
RECOM*
PILLS
FREE TO ALL SUFFERERS.
MrMfM OUT 0» MITS'SUI- UOWH «GOT THI SLUIff
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EXCELSIOR
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Assets
$3,620,621.36
Insurance
$19,290,983.15
Desirable Openings to Sell
THE NEW EXCELSIOR POLICIES
For Agencies   Apply   to    Provincial
Offices: Winnipeg, Edmonton,
Saskatoon, Vancouver.
KSt AND HEALTH TO MOlHEfr UNI" BiillB.
Mas. WtNStow*. Sootiiiko STRur h.r oeeti
*Ki ior over SIXTH KEARBby MILLIONS of
MOTHERS (ot melt CHILDREN WHJUt
IKKTHINQ arttfa FF.l'FKCl SUCCESS. It
SOOTHES the CHILD SOITKNS thr GUM*!.
«J.:..V-.'t> all PAIN . CUKES WINO COLIC, and
IS tlie beat remedy lot mAUK'l<J*:*\. It ia ab.
ajo'utelv h.r miens. Be sure ana ask *o\ -Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing-Syrup,' ana take *0 Otrtt
kind.   Twenty-lave cents n bottle.
PATENTS
Patent Your Id.**.. No delay, nnd we
Wlll sell lt for you lr the Idea hns merit.
Send sketch for free report. Information on patents ond list of Inventions
wanted mailed .ree.
J.  A.   MACMURTRY A CO*Y,
Patent Attorney.
154 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada
She Could Find Nothing to Cure Her
Rheumatism Till On a Neighbor's
Advice Sho Tried Dodd's Kidney
Pills.
St. Walburg, Basic.,—(Special).—I
c***i truly recommend Dodd's Kidney
Pills for any one suffering from Rheumatism. Theso aro the words of Mrs.
W. A. Baldwin, a highly respected resident of this place. * And Mrs. Baldwin gives her reasons.
"I wai. nearly helpless with rheumatism for two years." she states. "I
got medicine from the doctor, and tried
several other remedies bu'. nothing
helped me. Thon ono of my neighbors advised la'*** to try Dodd's Kidney
Pills. I bought four boxes, and they
helped almost from the lirst. I have
used nearly two dozen boxes and am
nearly cured."
That rheumatism is one of the results of diseased kidneys ls again
show*. In Mrs. Baldwin's case. She
had headaches, stiffness of the Joints
and backaches, her sleep was broken
and unrefreshing, and she was always
tired and nervous. Her limbs swell*
ed and she was alv-ays thirsty. These
are all symptoms o: diseased kidneys.
When sho cured her kidneys with
Dodd's Kidney Pills the symptoms
vanished—and so did tho rheumatism
I sometimes wrndor If my life ls
worth living.
So do 1.
Ah. then you have found your life
a disappointment.
Not at all; lt ls your life we woro
speaking of.
ShilohM
th.   family   remedy  for   Coughs   and   Cold.
VnaUl do.e.    Small botU..    Beat .inc. 187a
PATENTS     •
Fcthorstonhaugh & Co., Head Offlco,
King Street, East, Toronto, Canada.
Money Wasted
"With a very weary sigh sho tossed
ths magazine asido.
What Is the matter, dear? her husband asked.
1'vo read nearly every story ln this
thing, she snld. and 1 havon't found
ft line that 1 should not wish my
daughter to see, If I had ono. It's 15
OentB wasted.
After th. Engagement
Mother—I suppose, dear, tint Jack
will bo coming round to see mo?
Daughter—Oh, that's all right. Ho
eald lie bad seen you and ho wanted
to .marry me just tho same.
Deep-Seated Objection
Our boy has such a refined sens?
of humor!
Yea; I bave noticed lie evinces the
greatest dislike to anything resembling tho slap stick.
Suggests the Midway
He—Have you read about this fight
over the Hetch Iletchy?
She—No, hut I think all those Immoral dances ought to bo stopped.
Try   Murine**  Eye   Remedy
at yoo have Ked, Wealtj|Wfttery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
(■—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist* Sell
Murine Eyo Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murine Bye Salvo In Aseptic Tubes,
85c, 50c. Eye Books Free by Maa.
I «n Cr. Tonic M toe Ml tie. Hut lltte Care
taVSua'Uao Ea< H-cinadr Co.,  Chicago
W. N. U. 990
Guarded Statement
There's something very simple and
charming and direct about tho American girl, said Bishop Blougram at a
dinner in Seattle.
Once, In the lar west, I married a
pretty American girl to a cowboy.
Do you tako this man for bettor or
worse? I asked her.
She shrugged her BUpple shoulders
I can't tell till I've had him awhile,
sho said.
Mothers Value Thii Oil.—Mothers
who know how suddenly croup may
selzo their children and how necessary
prompt action Is ln applying relief, always keep at hand a supply of Dr.
Thomas' Eolectrl Oil. becai.se experience has taught them that there ls no
better preparation to be had for the
treatment of this ailment. And they
aro wise, for Its various uses render
It a valuable medicine.
Church—What part did ho take In
tho play?
liotliam—He took the part of a Janitor of a flat.
Was It true to life?
Sure; the house was cold.
Bunny Was a Dunce
A little boy was once overheard saying to his pet rabbit:
How much ls seven times seven?
Thore being no response from tho
rabbit, the boy shook it ,mu said:
How much is ffiur times four?
Still there was no response.
Now I will give you an easy one,
How much Is two times two?
Still the rabbit refused to respond.
Well, said tho boy, I knew that
father was fibbing when lie said rabbits were tlie greatest multipliers ln
the world!
The Cleveland physician wiio ran
over a holdup man has discovered a
new and promising use for the auto-
nubile.
(Continued)
Why Have We Not Had It?
I. Much of the province is tbe .next
thing to a natural grain Held. Portions that are not, are a natural pasture Deld and stock has been raised
on these portions right along.
In tho la'ge areas adapted to grain
raising this industry formed at once
the simplest, easiest, cheapest and
quickest way for a new settlor to establish himself. It was the line of
least resistance. Credit for farm Implements and horses and lumber could
readily be secured even though the
cost of the credit was high. Land
was free or cheap. These conditions
all encouraged grain raising and so
did the fact that ln all advertising
whether by Government, railways, or
private companies, thc possibilities of
this country as a grain producing
area were chiefly emphasized. Men
were Invited to como here nnd grow
grain. They came here, and as the
above figures iudlcate, they grew
grain.
II. At the same time other conditions wero operating to discourage
any mixed farming. Prom ten or
twelve years ago down to within the
last three or four years markets for
live stock grew steadily worse. Transportation conditions surrounding this
hlghlv perishable kind of freight left
much to be desired. Water supply on
mnny farms and ln some case3
throughout whole districts was
meagre. Capital to engage In mixed
farming was not easy to obtain. Every encouragement was given to
grain raising. Fencing material rose
steadily ln price. Consequently up.
on the rapid Increase of homesteaders and grain raisers, summer borl
law and even under twelve months
herd law extended rapidly until lt
now covers moro than 80 per cent, of
the settled areas of the province.
Farai labor that would work ratsiug
live stc-clt was hard to secure.
Why Is It Now Coming?
Grain growing has largely become
unprofitable. Land, labor, building
material, power, and tho necessities
ot life have all Increased In price
since say the bonanza year of 1909.
The cost of transporting grain to a
distant and highly competitive market has also increased, while the
world's price of wheat has remained stationary or nearly so.
Thus the grain raisers encountered
nn increasing cost of production on
tlie one hand and a decreasing price
for his product on the other hard.
These two prices have now come too
close together.
2. WcedB have become much more
prevalent in grain growing areas and
some ot these weeds cannot be controlled under a syRtem of grain raising and summsr fallows.
3. Summer labor and harvest labor has not or.ly become more expensive but much less productive, a
harvest laborer to day does less for
$2.50 per day than was done ten or
twelve years ago for ."1.21.
4. While the above factors have
tended to discourage grain growing,
prices of live stock and live stock products have been going up all over the
world and not less in Saskatchiwan
than elsewhere. Thus the present
situation, in so far ns prices are concerned, Is exactly the reverse of what
obtained even four years ago.
What It Being Done   to   Encourage
Mixed Farmlna In Saskatchewan
1. The Governments, both Dominion and Provincial, are*, (a) expending
large sums annually Instructing farmers to educate their sons for the wide
sphere ot work which mixed farming
Involves; (b) They are experimenting
continually to find out the best feeds,
the best ways of feeding them, the
best kind of stock to which to feed
them j tc) They are working for the
extension and Improvement of markets for live slock and live stock products; (d) Tlwy are purchasing stock
of utility bri'ids and distributing It
on credit to deserving farmers; (e)
They are making loanB and where ne-
cossary operating co-operative creameries which pay practically no dividends but return the entire value of
tho cream to the patrons after expenses have been paid; (f) They are
making grants to Agricultural Societies, exhibition associations, winter
fairs, Judging competitions, etc; the
principal purpose of which Is to promote the live stock Industry; (g)
They are seeking to organize the spirit of co-operation wherever It Is found
to exist ln rural districts.
2 The Hallway companies are en-
couragiug It by (a) the provision of
cheap rates for certain desirable
classes of stock; (b) by placing free
of charge at .ho disposal of Departments of Agriculture and Colleges »f
Agriculture special cars an*l even in
somo cases .pedal trains for educational work; (c) by, in the case -f
cne railway at least, the o. oration ot
21) or 30 mixed farms under practical
conditions for demonstration purposes,
(d) by, also In tho case of ono railway at least, the distributhn of large
numbers of live stock to settlers on
credit terms.
3. Bourds of Trade, City Councils
and other mban organizations are assisting (al hy making generous grants
to Agricultural organizations, (b) by
providing, as for Instance Reglna has
done suitable accommodation for both
summer and winter fairs and other
gatherings of stock men which lt Is
i.ecessary In the nature of things to
hold ln cities.
Very much has been done in other
ways b;  other organizations and co-
operations, but time   precludes
mention of all of these.
Proof
Madge—'low do you kaow she was
not satisfied with the work of the
beauty doctor?
Marjorie—She hasn't had any photographs taken.
Quanda-.ry
Ted—If you can't decide between
your two girls, why not pick the prettier one?
Ned—You see, my boy, the other one
has the money.
ClEANJf'f
The cheapness of Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator puts lt within
reach of all, and lt ;an bt got at any
druggist's.
Dearest, coaxed the young wife,
would you mind getting your own
lunt'heon today?
Why, no, sighed tho business man.
I guess not.     I—
Oh, lt won't be a lit of trouble. The
eggs aro in the Icebox, the butter is ln
the cellar, the meat will be on tho
back porch, and the coffee Is v, hero lt
always ls, and—
But where are you going to bo at
the lunch hour?
At cooking school, dear. The instructor is telling us how t, make the
grandest meringues!
DO LONG BREATHS HURT?
DANGEROUS  PLEURISY    ALWAYS
BEGIN THIS WAY
Speediest Cure Is Nervllin;
Ouch, thnt ..tab-like pain ln the side
Is like a hot Unite blade in the ribs!
Probably got overheated—cooled too
fast—now tbere ls 'congestion, tightness, such soreness you can't draw a
long breath.
This is the beginning of Pleurisy.
Pleurisy is far too serious to neglect
a single Instant.
Quickest relief will come from a vigorous rubbing with Nerviline. This
trusty old pain reliever will fix you up
in no time—will take away tlie congestion—malte you well Just as*it did
Mr. Samuel St. Johns, of Stamford,
who says:—"In running to catch a
train last week I became much overheated. 1 put up the train window
and rode that way ii order to get cooled off. In an hour my side was so full
of pain and my breathing hurt so much
that I thought I had pneumonia. I
always carry Nerviline in my grip and
at destination I rubbed my side thoroughly threo times. The warm penetrating effect waB soon noticeable and
I quickly got relief. Nerviline I consider saved me from a serious Illness."
Any sort of a ccld can be quickly
bnken up with Nerviline wblch is a
marvel for reducing Inflammation, for
relieving congestion In the throat and
chest, for curing stitch ln tho Bide,
lumbago, neuralgia, sciatica or rheumatism. Nothing more soothing or
powerful. The BOc. large family size
Ib the moBt economical. Small trial
size 25c. at dealers everywhere.
Don't Be Without It
Ample Explanation
Hello, Mike, where did you get that
black eye?
Why, O'Grady's Just back from his
honeymoon nn' twas mo advised him
to get married.
Tlie nights ore very long now, he
said after they had beeu silent for a
long time.
Yes, sho replied, lt seems nlmost a
week since you came in.
Jones—lt Mr. Oldboy makes any
such assertion I will denounce him ..s
a liar.
President—Mr. Jones, I call you to
order. Our bylaws do uot allow you
to go that far.
Jones—Then I call Mr. Oldboy a
liar as far as lt is permitted by the
bylaws of this association.
CLARK'S
PLUM
I PUDDING
Prof, in geology — The geologist
thinks nothing of a thousand years.
Soph—Great guns! And 1 loaned
a geologist ton dollars yesterday.
Factory Inspectors In Russia
A motion for the appointment of women as Inspectors of factories was recently Introduced In the Russian Duma. The government representatives
opposed lt. but lt was decided by a vote
of 77 to C4 to draft a bill to this effect, and tho question was then referred to a committee.
No Newt ttf Her
Dearest, he said, I couldn't live without you!
I know you couldn't, she replied.
That ls why I felt so 6orry for you
the other day when father threatened
to cut off my allowance Just because
we had been married for a year.
PILE8 CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS
Drugglgsts refund money   if  PAZO
OINTMENT falls   to   cure   Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
First application gives relief.   BOc.
Didn't Like Her
So MIbs Giddcigh la to be married.
Has the young man any braliiB?
1 suppose bo.    Why do you ask?
Because, If he hasn't there won't be
any in tho family, that's all.
CORNS, CqRNS, CORNS
Tender corns, painful corns, soft
corns, bleeding corns, every kind of
poms that other remedies fall to euro
—that's a good many—yield quickly
to Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.
Used forty jenrB In many lands.
Largest "\Io in tlu world. Putnam'B
Painless C.orr Extractor. The name
you seo, tells Its stor , It removes
corns and does It painlessly, but here
is a pointer; be sure you get Putnam's.     Sold by druggists, price 25c.
The mother of a family that had Just
moved to a small Oklahoma town, was
being sympathized with by a visitor
because of the distance of the house
t»om the creek which furnlBhed the
water tor household purposes.
It must bo quite a tax upon your
Btrength to carry water for the Saturday night bath tor your large family,
her visitor augggested.
Oh, I don't mind, was the cheerful
reply. Besides I gave 'era all a good
wash before we left Texas.
An Important Consideration
What reform will you advocate? asked the friend.
I don't ltnow, answered the woman
who had JuBt returned from a trip
around the world. What reform ls
most fashionable at present?
tho
Limited Knowledge
Wife—John, wha. Is alfalfa?
Hub—Oh, that's merely    a
term for w;htskers.
slang
Man . oposes
No doubt you'd scorn a valentine
Of silk and sugar kisses;
But won't you try my new design?
'Twill change you. Miss, to Mrs.
A colleague of mino writes, In an
account ot a shipwreck: Being Bwept
from stem to stern by tremendous
waves the captain abandoned the ship.
The Arithmetic of It
The pupils ln a school were asked
to givo ln writing the difference between a biped nnd a quadruped. A
boy gave the following: A biped has
two legs and a quadruped has four
legs; therefore, the difference between
a biped and a quadruped ls two legs.
PRESIDENT
SUSPEJN
NONE-SO-EASY-,
When tho agent for the life Insurance company paid Mrs. Stone the
amount of Insurance her husband had
carried he asked her to tako out a
policy on her own life.
I bellevo I will, she said, as my husband bad such good luck.
CRIPPLING* PAWS*
- OF RHEUMATISM
Cannot Be Cured By liniments-Must be
Reached Through the Blood
Thousands of men and women suffer severely from rheumatism. Cruel,
crippling pains in the muscles and
JolntB mako every movement a torture. Many people think rheumatism
Is due to cold or wet weather and they
try to cure themBelves by rubbing liniments on the painful parts. This Is
a groat mistake—the rheumatic poison Is iu the blood, and liniments and
rubbing cannot give more than the
most temporary relief. If you are
victim of rheumatism or lumbago you
can only rid yourself ot It by making
your blood rich and pure, for ouly ln
this wny can tho polBons ot rheumatism he driven from the system. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills have cured more
cases of rheumatism than any other
disease except anaemia, Just because
they make the rich, red bloo*. that goes
right to the root and cause of rheumatism. You cannot, be well when
your blood Is Impure, therefore, begin
curln your rheumatism to-day wjth
Dr. Williams" Pink Pills. The following are the particulars of one of the
many thousands of curea to the credit
of this health-giving medicine.
Mr. Jeremie Nadou, St. Jerome, Que.,
says: "A few years ago I was seized
with a severe attack ot rheumatism.
Tlie pains ln my back, arms and legs
wero terrible. I treated with several
doctors but they did not help me, and
as time went on I was unable to work
and began to think that I would be a
cripple for life. While In this trying
condition a friend who had been cured
of rheumatism by tlie use o. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills advised me to try this
remedy, and I got a supply ot tho Pllla.
I had taken the Pills for several weeks
before any Improvement was noticed,
but onco signs o". relief cai o the Improvement from that timo on was rapid, and I Joyfully continued taking the
Pills until every vestlage ot the trouble
llsappeared. No one but a similar
sufferer can imagine the gratitude I
feel for this relief from pain, and because t have since enjoyed perfect
health I urge other rheamatlc sutler-'
ers to give this medicine a trial."
You can get Dr. Williams' Pink PIIIb
from any medicine c ealer or by mall at
50 cents a b"X or six boxes lor $2.50
trom The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockvllle, Ont.
Ready to aerw .fter heating—unfur-
I    paaaed for quality and flavour.
I Don't waate your tlm. In preparation.
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The "auto.nat!o stabilizer" Invented
bx Orvllle Wright ls said to make lt
possible to 1 am to fly In t. *nty minutes. If flying ls made too easy and
too safe will there br the same Incentive to learn?
Tactful Remark
Mrs. Fatlelgu, a lady who did not
belle her name, got thirsty during a
aoclal entertainment, and smilingly
mentioned the fact to a group of young
men standing n*.-ar her chair. There
was a rush to supply her want, and
tho young man who reached l.cr flrst
with a glass t water she complimented on his 4Uickncss.
Oh, that's nothing, he replied lightly. I am used to It. I got into many
a circus and menagerie when I was a
boy by carrying water to the elephant.
She—I am afraid you couldn't support me In the style to Which I havo
been accustomed.
He—Well, styles are always .changing, aren't they?
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kinds, Plumbing Machinery, Tanks,
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Rudimentary Astronomy
Hypatla—Did tho   young   collegian
express interest in the solar system?
Muriel—He said he'd gotten no luf
thor than the solar plexus.
Octupus on the Beach
An octupus witli tentacles fifteen
inches long was found on the beach
at Walton-on-tho-Naze.
Miiiard's Lin. cent Co„\ Limited.
Some time ago I had a bad attack
ot Quinsy which laid mi up for two
weeks and cost a lot of money.
Finding the lump again forming
ln my throat, I batned freely with
MINARD'S LINIMENT, a*id saturating a cloth with the liniment left It
on all night.
Next morning tho swelling wnB gono
and I attributed the warding oft of an
attack of Quinsy to the free uso oi
MINARD'S LINIMENT.
G. P. WORDEN.
St. John.
Not Much Lees at That
Mistress—So the   moving   plcturog
you saw at the Rob Roy were very Bad,
were they, Mary?
Mnld—Yos'm very; but next week's
pictures won't he so glum. The billboard says the Less Mlssrables will bt
shown.
One Improvement
My dear, Bald Mrs. Newlywod, ner
face flushed with excitement from her
afternoon in the kitchen. : want you
to be perfoctly franlt with me now;
what would you suggest to improve
these doughnuts I made today?
Well, replied Mr. Newlywed, lifting
one with a flight effort, I think lt
might be better If you made the hol»\
bigger.
Those upside down djjnerB that
have stirred Loudon society are no new
thing. They are commoi. on hoard
ocean liners and great lakes ships.
Matchless
helps to women's comfort, physical
' well-being, and beauty—sure to pro-..
mote healthy, natural action of tha
organs of digestion and elimination
—the tonic, safe and ever reliablo
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WINIFRED'S
! BEST YEARS!
i t
■      ■ t
They Were Yet j
to Come
, _ , -
■y ANNE HEILMAN.
♦+♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
(Vinifred Lane and Josiah Dent had
keen lovers since their ABO daya.
For seventeen years now sbe bad worn
lhe ring he had sold his first colt to
huy. Together they had "stood up" fot
her brother Dick and Eliza at Dick's
■nt wedding, while all the assembled
company commented open tbem aad
looked forward to another wedding.
Her father's falling health had
brought tbo first postponement Then
Dick came home a widower and bis
delicate baby became "Aunt Winnie's"
charge. Dick's second marriage bad
brought a gleam of hope. But Julia
Kcbecca declined to live on the farm,
and Dick bought a place tn another
town, leaving to bis sister tbe car* of
ter mother and tbo farm. Six yean
later Mother Lane and Julia Rebecca
had botb died In the same week, and
Dick, cheerfully consigning bis orphan
brood to his sister's care, bad taken an
extended trip west
Through tt all Josiah bad waited patiently, declaring always when Winifred offered blm his release tbat there
waa but on* woman lo tho world for
him, and Winifred had settled down to
cheerful performance of daily duty,
brightened by tb* "some day" that
would yet be ben.
Tho patiently awaited day seemed
near at hand on this dull November
•ftern'oon. Richard Lan* bad unexpectedly appeared at hla sister's home
accompanied by his third wife, and
without any unnecessary delay bad
taken bis children to tb* western town
In whlrb he was located.
Miss Lane stood on the front veranda
ud watched the loaded wagon drlva
away. "Dirk hasn't bad any kind of
Inrk with wives so far. bnt I've a notion this will lost." sbe said aloud as
she went slowly Indoors.
How still tt. was! The children'*
voices seemed tit echo through tbe empty rooms. Winifred's eyes filled with
scalding team
"Tea." sb* said In a tone which held
botb regret and relief, "they're gone
for good, and 1 a'puse I'm free at last
Of course he'll bear," she continued
presently "Maybe he'll be over to-
•ilght   I'd. better tidy up."
Miss line lit the parlor lamp, and,
•iter a little hesitation, pinned on ber
best lace collar. '"It'll do no barm
even If nobody comes." ah* argued to
herself.
Bnt the clock struck 8 and 9, and no
•ne came. "He hasn't beard yet,"' she
assured herself as she weut to bed.
Tbo vigil was repeated tbe next evening and tb* next Winifred became
perplexed.
"When Dick married his second Jo-
slab waa here before tea time." abe
reflected. "But 1 won't begin to worry
until Sunday," abe sensibly determined. "Josiah '11 be at church, and he'U
hear about Dick."
Sunday was ushered In with a dris-
sltng rain, bnt ln the afternoon the son
■hone bravely. Hiss Lane Went to
evening service attired In the neat
gray dress and bonnet which bad been
purchased for ber brother'* second
wedding, twelve yean ago. Feeling
lonely, she gladly accepted an Invitation from the minister's wife to a seat
In tbe front pew. Bhe could not see
Josiah. but she felt bis presence two
pews behind, and bis deep voire In tbe
hymns sent thrill* of pride to her loving heart
Wltb pardonable coquetry, she lingered a llttlo going out A casnai
(lance through the open door assured
her tbst be was waiting In the entry
as of old She bad nearly reached
him. In another minute she would
have slipped her band within bia arm
witb tbe fond assurance of ownership
wben a blond bead, surmounted by a
bright red turban, came between them,
and Josiah went down the steps wltb
pretty Nettle Searle* clinging to hi*
■rm.
Miss Lan* wslked bom* through th*
•starlight alone. Lighting the lamp,
•he went directly to a mirror and
gased long ano thoughtfully at the re*
flection within, comparing It wltb the
girlish pretnnoa* of thr fnr* beneath
the red turban. The glass refused to
flatter. Tbe angular furtu. tbe careworn brow snd nnllnw cheeks, tbe
lines about the patient month, all spok*
of burdens borne and labor accomplished
"It Isn't to o* wondered at." Winifred said, wltb a sigh, aa she stirred
tbe low Ore and settled down to retrospection and consideration.
"Hy best yeara have gone and I've
got dull and unlntercatln' In all this
time"
" Her tlrat thought was ona or renunciation The freeflom sbe nad offered
In yea|s gone by she would, .(rj-eUr give
flow. But she thought ot the future
•nd hesitated Not on ber own behalf
-self bad been pnt entirely ont or tbe
question tram the tlrst But as sbe
remembered tales of lira. Searles"
housekeeping and the flippant remarks
•he bad heard /mm Nettle's lips ahe
felt suddenly ladpelled to warfare on
Josleh's behalf.
"Bed cheeks and dimples can't Insure a comfortable home." Miss Lane
derided ssgely. "If It was sny nice
(in tbst's been well <brought up I
wouldn't hesitate a minute Hut all
Bloomvllle knows thnt Nettle's reputation tor dressing and flirting far out
does her skill tn housekeeping, rve a*
right to shrink from trying to ut*
Josiah from a miserable home. Hll
ono bop* ls ln niy boldln' him fast ta
our engagement, ind, talk <r ao talk,
I'm going to do it
"I'll spend the winter wltb Cousin
Emma," she decided. "There ain't •
soul In Bloomvllle knows her address.
Dick says she dont look within •
dozen years as old aa 1 do, and she's •
year older. She always was real tasty.
Maybe I can pick up a few hints from
ber. Looks and dresses and general
up-to-dateness makes lota of differenc*
to a man."
All the next day ahe tolled steadily
setting ber house In order. And Tuesday morning while waiting for the expressman she penned a not* to bet
recreant lover:
Dearest Josioh-I write te Inform yon
thst I am well and expect to ipend this
winter tn tht city. 1 leave today, ao I
shall not have tbs pleasure of seeing you
before 1 go. But you wlll be constantly in
my thoughts, and your ring, as always,
wlll bo my reminder of our engagement
fours until death, WINIFRED.
"It will show blm that I'm boldln'
blm fast," meditated Miss Lane as tha
train sped cityward. "And aa I didn't
give any address, be won't know wher*
to write. He Isn't one to go very far
with that Searles girl until, ho breaks
wltb me. And be can't break wltb in*
until he Onda ont where to send a letter."
*******
Bloomvllle was golden with dandelions and white with apple blossoms
when Winifred Lane came home to ber
own. "Not a soul knows I've come."
sbe reflected as sbe unpacked the new
trunk. Sbe sighed suddenly. "Well,
by tomorrow l shall know. He's bad
tho winter to consider ln, and If he's
still set upon It I'll give him np."
Josiah Dent came up the church steps
with • look of discontent upon his
comely face. In the mouths that bad
passed since Winifred's disappearance
he had nursed a growing sense ot Injury.
" 'Taln't fair," he complained, "keeping a fellow on tba fence so. Her best
yean bar* been spent fer Dick anyhow, and a woman ages faster'n a
man. If she'd given me her address,
I'd hare settled lt montlis ago."
Josiah weut up tbe aisle to his own
pew. Above the high bark of tbe minister's pew there arose a white sailor
bat swathed with an airy muslin scarf.
Beneath lt soft waves of curling hair
rippled scross s brow from which sll
traces of care had been resolutely
smoothed away.
Josiah, watching with some curiosity
until sbe turned ber head slightly,
caught th: clear profile and noted tb*
soft color in ber cheek, lt was Winifred! All at once tbere dawned upon
him tbe truth that Immortal youth ls
not at the mercy of added years and
that better thuu the passing beauty of
girlhood la that womanliness which
shall outlast tbe ages.
"I'm glad 1 didn't know where to
write." thought Joslab, wltb a sense ol
narrow escape and a growing feeling of
ringlety.
Winifred was unaware of his presence until she beard bis volte In the
■■losing hymn. As the Inst notes censed
.■ihe turned to blm, smiling straight up
Into bis anxious face.
"Well. Josluli," Bhe said.
And Joslab wondered why be bad not
unown beforo tbat raiment, whether It
no tbe unbecoming gray of past yean
or tbe crisp muslin tbat seemed to giv*
nark to blm the love of bis early years,
was not worthy of a passing thought
It waa the old Winifred wbo smiled up
at bim out of those clear eyes. Nettle
Searles and tbe throng about them
were alike forgotten. He only thought
■if tbe woman before blm- the only woman In tbe world for hlm-and all
Rloomvtlle bad Its answer to a long
winter of speculation and comment ss
ne stooped to kiss ber In the crowded
•hurch. Winifred Lane's best yean
were yet to come.
CHAMBERLAIN'S START.
I
Germany May Get Zanzibar.
Persistent rumors sre In circulation
that Zanzibar will shortly he handed
over to (lermany tn exchange for terrl-
•ory or concessions In other parts of
■africs. Zanzibar Ilea along the coast
of German East Africa After a long
period of more or less Joint control it
waa definitely ceded to (Ireat Britain
under tbe Anglo-Merman convention ot
June. 1890, and ln return England
banded over to tbe kaiser's government
the Island ot Helgoland, to wblch llltle
Importance waa then attached, but
whlcb has since been transformed Into
a formidable naval station, protecting
the spproarbos to the river Elbe.-*
Lloyd's Weekly.
PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT.
Water snd th* Tissues,
'i'he human nody Is constantly
undergoing tissue changes. Water bas tbe powder ot increasing
these changes, whlcb multiply
the waste products, nut at tbe
same time they are renewed by
Its agency, giving rise tu increased appetite, which ln turn
provides fresh nutriment If
you do not accustom yourself to
drink water regularly you are
liable to have the waste products
form fatter that, they" are removed Any obstruction to th*
free working of natural laws at
once produces disease. Ureal
weakness and languor on rising
In the morning are generally dde
to • large secretion of these
wast* products and the remedy U to drink a tumblerful or
water either hot or cold- Just
before retiring. This materially
ssslsts In the process during tbe
night and leavea tbe tissues
fresh and strong, ready for tbo
active work of tbe next day
i«MMMM«miininiiMw
■• Saw the Value of • Sharp Pointed
Bc.rew-N.al].
Joseph Chamberlain haa announced hla Intention of retiring from Parliament at tbe next genera] election
i that hla followera ln Birmingham
may elect a younger man to tho Unionist service at Westminster. He
ha* been condemned to th* seclusion of an invalid's life for the past
eight yean and had taken no active
participation tn attain. He baa left
London and (on* to the south of
France.
Joseph Chamberlain at the outset
of his political career waa a radical,
and he served under the late William
Ewart Gladstone in several Cabinets
as President of the Board of Trad*
and Prealdent of tho Local Government Board. He became a Unionist
at tbe time of tho break ln the Liberal party over tb* Horn* Rule for
Ireland question, and he waa Secretary ot State for the Colonies at tbe
time of tbo Boer War. He la 71
years old, and haa been married
three times, hla third wife, to whom
he waa married tn 1188, being Mary
Endlcott, only daughter of tbe late
W. C. Endlcott, Secretary of War
during President Cleveland's administration. Mr. Chamberlain waa the
chief commissioner tor tho settlement of the North American fisheries dispute ln 1887. His career was
threefold — commercial, municipal,
political—and .In his day ba rose to
very high place ln each.
Joseph Chamberlain happened by
chance to be born ln London, but be
was a Birmingham man all through.
He went from London, where his
father waa a wholesale leather a* I
■metal merchant, tb Birmingham at
the age of sixteen, having Just left
school. There waa a firm of screw-
makers ln Birmingham, Nettlefold by
name, to whom the elder Chamberlain had given credit for a large
amount In* the way of metal. The
firm had fallen behind ln payments
and the father sent young Joseph to
look Into tha affairs of the firm and
advise.
The son advised his f- 'her that the
firm was perfectly good, but ahort of
working capital, and further advised
his father to take out the debt in a
share ln the business and continue
the credit. The father agreed, and
Joseph Chamberlain was launched
upon hla business career.
' He needed only that much Introduction to get the chief partner's
stool ln record time, and soon he
made a decision that led to the making of his vast fortune.
. One day a worklngman walked Into his office with a patent to sell. The
oatant was a screw with a sharp end.
Up to that time all crews were blunt
nosed. The man had hawked It about
•o all the other manufacturers, and
they had all refused to buy tt. Some
one finally told him Joseph Chamberlain was a pushful, prpgresalve man
and advised that the patent be ahown
him.
In a flash Joseph Chamberlain saw
the chance all hla rivals had refused
>o take, and he purchased the patent
\t the man's own price, f 500.
That decision delivered the whole
trade ln screw-making Into his handa.
'te bought or amaahed every other
screw making business ln the country. If the firm would Bell he bought;
If they would not he swamped their
narket until they gave up tn despair.
Chamberlain waa now ln his late
wentles, and later, when he retired
from the firm, he took as his share of
he business $3,000,000, which together with what he had saved, allowed him, be said, "enough tc live
upon."
Will Harness the Mile.
Work has been commenced on another great scheme to reclaim by irrigation vast tracts of desert in the
ioudan. It la believed It ean be
node to add enormously to tbe cation output ot the British Empire.
The tract which ls to be watered ls
mown as the Glzra territory. It lies
etween the Blue and White NUes,
ielow Khartoum, and consists of
',500,000 acres. Tho force and flow
f the two rivers are ar.Oclent to wat-
r the entire district when properly
larnessed.
The proposal ls to build two dams
outh of Khartoum, one over each of
he rivers. Thus the tract between
lhe streams wlll be irrigated, wh ac at
'he same time the force ot the water
flowing Into Egyftt will be controlled.
At present the Blue Nile comes
down ln a raging flow, and the Whlti
Vile, flowing tn ateadier fashion, combines with It to mako a huge overflow.
The building of the two dams will
enable the fldw to be prorerly regulated and will practically mean lbs
final harnessing of the Nile.
He Knew How.
The English portrait painter, Tennyson Cole, has been fined 850 or s
month's Imprisonment, at Greytown.
Natal. He waa convicted ' striking
Mn. Roycroft, wife of the local district surgeon, on the arm w'.b a
walking stick. The defence waa that
Mn. Roycroft, during ar altercation,
struck Mr. Tennyson Cols with h ■
parasol, and that hr "parried" without Intending to Injure her. Mr. Tennyson Cole was booted when he left
the court ln a motor-car. In his evl-
u nee the artist said he aad had two
wires and knew how to handle women.
The Gorgonzola.
A famous maltre d'hotel, said the
other day of cheeses:
"The public taste bas returned to
the more delicate cheeses—the brles,
tho gruyeres. It has turned away
from cheeses of the ripe gorgonsola
type.
"That ls a good thing too. These
ripe cheeaes are not healthy. By 'ripe'
I mean, of course, cheese like that ot
whlcb the editor wrote in his paper:
" 'Will the person or persons who
shipped us the gorgonsola cheese last
week kindly call or send for same'
Otherwise w* •hall b* obliged to
shoot Ul'"
RUFFLES IN SIGHT.
.spring Skirts Will Disport Th.mi.tvn
In Huffy Frills.
Raited tunica made of a succession
*t Ave Inch ruffles slightly gathered
and many more flounces ot vsrious
shapes and widths point to s return of
rallies for spring and summer dresses.
. Just how they will be used Is a mat-
•er of conjecture, but ln all probability
the scant foundation skirt will remain,
with the fullness given only by the
•.ounces. One of the latest words from
the center of fsshion, Paris, is that a
Viral lonnce will be worn in cork-
wrew effect
Tbere Is going to be s new rogue for
batiste embroideries on an ecru ground.
Yarlous widths of  thee* ar* to be
oostcmx ron iam.t sranso.
Men ln the shops, snd aome sppear In
tolored embroideries, In view of the
tuturlst art that Is now Influencing the
tress world,
Taffeta also will be a popular dress
material next spring, ss It always Ib
with tbe Parlsienne, In soft qualities
with the chiffon finish. Many dainty
evening frocks are being made now of
taffeta with lace Bouncings.
Blus ls to be a popular spring color.
Also of Interest to women ls tbe news
that short coats wlll be very smart
Illustrated hero ls a two toned costume
ln blue. The coat Is of blue lansdowne
over a draped skirt of satin. Embroidered silk gloves are brought up to
meet tbe sleeves, which end Just below
tb* elbows.
Scallop. Ar* Fins New.
Fried scallops are usually the only
choice on tbe average bill of fare, notwithstanding the fact that there are
many delightful ways of preparing
these little shellfish., Ths following
may reveal some of their possibilities
to the housewife who ls seeking new
ways.
To one pint of scallops (washed and
drained) use two tablespoonfula of but.
ter, two tablcspoonfuls of flour, one
beaten egg. one pint of hot milk, pepper and salt to taste. Melt the butter
In s saucepan, take from tbe fire and
add Hour, stir until smooth and return to the stove and cook until lt
bubbles, then add tbe hot milk, salt
and pepper apd egg and let the mixture cook fifteen minutes. Tben add
the scallops and cook fifteen minutes
longer. Serve on buttered toast and
garnish tho dish wltb watercress.
This Is an excellent wny to cook scallops, u tt brings out their delicate
flavor.
Another appetizing way to cook scallops ts as follows: Wash and drain the
wallops, make a smooth, rich cresm
isnce flavored with pepper, salt and
union Juice Let the sauce cook for
ten or fifteen minutes, otherwise It
will taste pasty, then add tbe scallops and cook slowly for ten minutes.
While this Is cooking, prepsre some
peppen (ss msny ss required! by wash
Ing, remove the stems, cnttlng a piece
from tbe top and taking out tbe seeds,
stand th* peppen In a baking pan and
til them with the creamed scallops,
sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bak*
until th* crumb* ar* brown.   Sen* at
T* Feel Oranges.
There ts for sale a little knife that
costs 13 centa. It Is not really a knife,
but It Is a small piece of metal with
a hook on one end lhat hooks nndcr
th* orange skin and tears It open and
poll* It from th* orange It Is a great
convenience, for lt skin* the orange
without piercing th* transparent Inner
skin that halo* th* pulp and Juice la
PUMPING OVER THE OCEAN. I"	
Squirt Guns May Come lets Use Fer
Propelling Vessels,
Running a ship by a squirt gun snd
operating a ship by having a motorman
lu the pilot house use a controller just
as does tbe motorman of an electric
rnr are two ideas that have been seriously advanced recently by engineers
af high standing. The ship's motor-
man Idea could easily be applied to a
great freight vessel that will begin Its
trips through the great lakes and connecting canals neit spring.
It has Just sucb a motorman now, but
he stands with his controller In tbe engine room Instead of np In tbe pilot
house. A longer cable attached to his
controller Is all that Is necessary to enable blm to do his work ln the pilot
bouse. OU engines nre used to generate electricity, and the electricity Is
used to turn the propellers. So electricity runs the ship in much the same
way tbat it does a trolley car.
The squirt gun Idea ls to propel a ship
by squirting out water through pipes
at the Btern ot the sblp, where propellers ordinarily are located. Waler
would be taken In from the front end
by great pipes, given a push when lt
reaches the engine room and then sent
rushing out nt the stern of tbe ship.
This same scheme has been thought of
before, but never put Into use because
It cost so mucb to give that push to
the water.
The wonderfnl efficiency of a new
pump, which now pumps some of the
water supply or London nnd has attracted tbe attention of engineers everywhere, makes tbe scheme appear less
•bsurd. In this pump water Isndtnltted
Into the chamber until tbe chamber Is
nearly full, and then gasoline or some
other oil, in the form of vapor, Is admitted into thc chamber and exploded Just
■s an automobile uses gasoline. The ex.
plosion of the rspor forces the water
out and tbe same operation Is repeated
orer and orer again. It does tbe work
surely and cheaply. The Inventor of
tbis new type of pump has drawn plans
for a squirt gun propeller that will get
the push on the water,from two of
these pumps.-Satnrday Evening Post.
BULGARIA IS SULLEN.
An Anecdote Thst Reflects ths Temper
ef the Psaple.
It wonld be extreme optimism to believe that peace haa now come to stay
In the Balkans, for In sll probability
It has not. All of the states are Jealous of one snotber. Their governments aro given to Intrigue, and
neighboring European powers are al-
iways ready to play the game. Tbe
Bulgarians, he strongest and most virile people ln that part of the world,
hare been humiliated almost beyond
endurance. Tbey are sullen and revengeful.
Tbe temper of tbe people as a whole
ls that of the Bulgarian soldier wbo
lost a leg In the war against Turroy.
The queen of Bulgurl*., who was very
active ln charitable work smong the
•oldiers, was visiting tbe hospital in
■which this soldier lay wounded, and,
toeing his condition, attempted to
cheei him pp by tho promts* of a new
leg. She told blm that ln course of
time she would be able to give him a
Very good wooden leg, but aa these
particular legs bud not yet arrived, she
would Ir the meantime see that be bad
■-peg leg fitted to bis stump, .he
soldier saluted bis queen add replied:
"Vour majesty 1 do not want a nog
leg. 1 gar* ■ perfectly good leg to
my country, and I waqt a good one ln
return."-Jamea Davenport Wbelpley
In Century.
Statues of Paris.
Alarmed at tbe steady Increase of
ttutues ln the city, the Paris municipal council has practically decided
that In future one stutuo must be the
regulation allowance to a famous man
or woman Instead of four or ..ve, as
Is now the case in some Instances.
Order- bave been given to take from
their pedestals three Joan d'Arc three
Voltaire and one Diderot statues. In
order to make room for Beethoven,
Mme. de Stael, Uautler. Haussmann.
Bougtiereau and Trirgenlcff-to namo
• few personages for whom monuments sre being demanded dally.
Historic House Lest.
Ho. 35, St Martin street Leicester
square, London, Is now being demolished. Isaac Newton lived tbere from
1720 to 1725 and used to ssy that the
happiest years of bis life were spent
In sn observatory on th* roof. Dr.
Burney, tbe musician friend of Dr.
Johnson, afterward lived In the bouse,
and here waa born hla daughter Fanny, afterward Mme. d'Arblay. who
wrote her first novel. "Evelina," ln
the house. Much ut the Internal work
has been saved, but tbe London county council found It Impossible to preserve the bouse.
Why They Know About Ua
We learn from the Almanacb Ha-
ehette for 1014. Just received from Par-
Is.-that the vice president or the Unl|fd
Suites ts "M. Bryan;" that tbe United
States ls composed of forty-six state*
and four territories: tbst tbe senate baa
ninety-two members and tbe house 391;
that the constitution wss adopted Sept
17, 17S4. aad revised March 20. 1870.
It ls such painstaking devotion to historical accuracy which enables Europe
to be so well and wonderfully Informed about American affalra-New York
World.     	
Pretty Slew In London.
It Is proposed tbat our public telephone boxes shall be equipped wltb
writing psds. It wonld be an act of
humanity If at tbe same time a ahelf
of readable books could be added to
enable one to while away tbe weary
hours of waltlut-London Punch.
PRACTICALJIEALTH HINT, j
Tender Gums.
Persons with tender gams Inclined to bleed no matter bow
carefully they are brushed, wlll
find the following powder effective In cleaning tne teeth and
excellent for healing the gums:
One ounce of precipitated chalk,
one-half ounce of powdered borax, oue-fourtb ounce of powdered myrrh, one-fourth ounce of
powdered orris root. Choose a
brush with soft bristles and do
not use It too briskly. Be careful to brush tbe teeth np and
down Instead or across and use
an antiseptic mouth wash ot a
healing nature before retiring at
nlgbt.
d-M
YELLOWSTONE PARK
Its Visitors, Its Road Imprmment and
Its Wild Game.
Almost 2,000 more people visited tb*
Yellowstone park tn 1913 than during
the season of 1912, according to tho
report of the superintendent, recently
made to Secretary Lane. The tourist travel has Increased 45 per cent
since 1900 und was heavier In 1913
than ever before, wltb tbe exception
or 1909, when the Lewis snd Clarke
exposition waa held In Portland. Tb*
most Important work during the year
waa that tn connection witb tbe Improvement ot the existing system of
roads.
"Tbe work on th* west entrance
road," says the superintendent, "give*
• partially Improved road to tbe belt
line Junction, ten miles soutb of Norris Geyser basin. Contracts ror twe
bridges on th* west rosd hsve been
let and bridge* will be In place at the
beginning ot the next tourist season.
With a continuance ot present appropriation tbe entire west entrance road
will be widened to twenty-five feet by
the end of the 1914 working season,
but the improvement of tbe rosd wlll
not be finished until several yean
later.
"Tbe winter conditions for wild
game were again excellent With
plenty of gnus and the snow remaining soft ao they could paw through
lt to get food, tbe elk, deer, antelope
and mountain sheep wintered well
and with but little loss. During December, January, February and March
538 elk were captured in tbe park
near tbe northern entrance and (hipped for stocking public parks and
ranges. Tbe cost of capture anil
loading on,board tbe cars st Gardiner
waa 35 per bead, which was paid by
ther states and parks receiving the elk.
The loss tn capturing and up to tb*
time of delivery at their destlnatloa
was but twenty-two anlmala ont of
638 shipped."
GOOD LIGHT EXERCISE.
You May Make Yeur Daily Gymnae.
tice Illuminate Your Heme.
Light your home by doing your dally
gymnastic stunt. Utilize tbe energy
developed ln exercising for health by
making It operate a dynamo and storing op electricity to be turned on aa
light Such ls tbe Iden of a frenchman wbo baa Invented the apparatus
that wlll do this very thing.
He has combined a bicycle rram*
with a dynamo and storag* battery la
sucb a way tbat each member, of •
family can. by taking* brief ride before breakfast store np enough electricity to light several lamp*. On*
hour's pedaling Is enough.
The machine la made tn two sizes,
one to work with • storag* battery ot
twelve volt* and twelve ampere* for
tbe use of ordinary persona, tbe other
for use wltb a. storage battery of
twelve volt* and* twenty-Are ampere*
tor strong persons.
The Scientific American remarks thnt
one advantage of tbis machine Is thst
If the lighting of the home be dependent upon the electricity derived]
from It It will give a stimulus to tb*
use of tbe machine tor exercise and
tend to prevent tbe daily gymnastic*
f ropi being neglected.
Moving Picture Films.
Eight' concerns in Europe supply th*
larger part of the world with moving
picture films, and the price paid to procure good pictures ts surprising. Tbere
Is the Instance of tbe mafcrra of th*
film showing forties-Robertson a*
Hamlet, who paid 375.<»JO for tbe us*
of a castle and costumed 4UU peopi*
ror tbe purpose. The whole expenditure was 3250,1*00, but the company
sold 3,000,000 feet ot thst Dim for
3750.000. To obtain tbe pictures ot
Scott tn the antarctic CBO.uuo was expended, snd th* royalty already collected by Mrs. Scott exceeds tbe orlg.
lnai cost ot tke picture.—Argonaut
San Francisco's Big Shew.
Twenty-nine nations bsre accepted
the invitation ot tbe department of
state to participate ln tlie Panama Pacific International exposition In San
Francisco In 1915. Exhibits from all
parts ot the world wtll be shown. Th*
displays or South America wlll far excel any ever shown outside of that con.
tlnent Brazil baa appropriated 3500,-
000 for Its official display, which will
be largely augmented by Individual aa.
hiblu.      	
Osage Orange.
The osage orange I* * native ef
North America and ls generally n*ea*
as a hedge. In some Instances It attains s height of sixty feet The frnll
1* not poisonous, bot ls seldom If ever
eaten, being filled with a woody fiber
end a milky Juice, which Is far froia
attractive to th* taste. - ri*w Tat*
American. itlf. IMaAMJEH, tUMhr.M.AlXat*
Sprin? &
Summer
New Goods
The counters and tables at the Big
Store are brimful of all the latest
novelties in Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings and Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
OUR  MILLINERY  DEPT.
Hits exceeded our expectations, ond tlie number of New
lints on show are increasing daily. Place your order for
your new lint nt the Big .Store nnd you will hi* satisfied
with the style as well as the price. Tills week we hnve
nn exceptionally Hue array of Children's nnd .Misses' Hats
on view.  Brings the girls witli you and compare our lints
SILK WAISTS
Ladies' Pongee Silk   Waists in  Tailored  .Styles,  a  very
smart  waist, in nil sizes,  .".4 to  40,  Price $2.50 ench.
Ladies Pongee .Silk \Vnists, wilh ruffle of lace frilling
round collar, V shaded front.      Rare value at §2.95 each
SATIN UNDERSKIRTS
n   Paddy   Green,   Purple and Cerise at   •?•"*. 50 each
LADIES DRESSES
A very smart showing of Dresses hare arrived and are on
view, in nil sizes up to 44, at very reasonable pr'ces
LADIES'  LONG SILK  GLOVES
In Cream, B'hiteai'd 7J|*-fck, splendid quality at 75c. pair
LADIES'     SILK    HOSE
.111 the new colors, made of good reliable yarn, if 1-50 pair
GENTS'   FURNISHINGS
Oni   Cents'    Department    is    receiving    very    special
attention   nnd   we   have   a   very    choice  showing   of
Men's Suits Men's Silk Shirts
Men's Pyjamas    Men's Collars
Men's Ties     Men's Braces
Men's Socks, etc., etc.
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
LOCAL   NEWS
John Newton inspector of mines
visited Cumberland on Wednesday.
Conrad Rifle manager of the
Union Brewery at Nanaimo, visited this city on Tuesday,
Mr. D. A. Thomas, piano tuner
arrived on Tuesday on his regular visit to the city.
Macfarlane Bros. Ltd. are
making a special feature of
"Criseo" (the new shortening)
this week.
On Tuesday the S. S. Lord
Erne bound for Australia, put in
at Union Bay and loaded 1150
tors of bunker coal.
T. D. McLean, our leading
jeweler, was a visitor to Oenman
Island Thursday and returned
the same evening.
Miss Janet Whyte, the Misses
Gregory and Harrigan who are
attending Normal School at
Vancouver, arrived on Sunday to
spend the Easter Holidays in this
city.
Alderman Parnham deserves
the thanks of every citizen having the welfare of the town at
heart, for his common-sense
I stand against the granting of
: $100 for improving the recreation
ground at the City Park. We
have no objection to urge against
the improvement of the Park.
This fine property was given to
the municipality for the pleasure
and enjoyment of the citizens—
although we might add that we
doubt whether the donor would
have given the land had he suspected that it would some day
become the rendezvous of its
present patrons- but in the present state of the municipal treasury the granting of even $100
for such a purpose, would be a
batrayal of the ratepayers for
Which no excuse would suffice.
We gather that the Board of
Works was instructed to render
some assistance to the project,
and lest we have been overlooking something we would again
remark that the street crossings
on Dunsmuir Avenue, or rather
the places where the street crossings should be, are crying aloud
for attention. These crow-iings
would be beneficial to all and
surely the energies of the Board
of Works would be better employed in this direction than with
petty park improvements for the
benefit of a bunch of idlers who
have done their best during the
past eighteen months to ruin the
town, both financially and commercially.
practically all of their other demands have been complied with
since the strike began. These demands include better working
conditions, an 8 hour day and a
minimum daily wage of S3.
From the outset the operators
have declared that they would
never recognize the Western, Fed-
eration of Miners, although they
had maintained that they did not
question the right of their employees to organize. Several
thousand men have been imported
to fill the Striker's places and the
companies will be hard pressed to
find work for the returning
strikers.
STRIKE CALLED OFF
Hancock, Mich., April 13, -The
copper mine workers who have
baen on strike since July 23 last,
voted yesterday to call off the
strike according to announcement
t xlay by Charles E. Hietela, district secretary of the Western
Federation of Miners. The figures
will not be given out until, after
a meeting of the district board
this afternoon.
It is unofficially reported that
the majority in favor of calling
off the strike was 1012. The un-
offical vote from four of the five
locals resulted as follows:
Ahmeek 600 for returning to
work; 17 against.
Calumet 291 for; 382 against.
Hancock 41)1 for; 18 against.
South Range 485; 90 against.
Recognition of the union denied
by the mining companies, is waived by the strikers ir. voting to
■eturn to work.   They claim that
THE OLD MAID'S PRAYER
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I wish I had a man to keep,
If there is one beneath my bed,
I hope he's heard each word I said.
Aman.
ATLANTIC FLEET TO FORCE
SALUTE
Washington, April 14 President Wilson today ordered pi actually the entire Atlantic fleet to
Mexican waters to force a public
salute to the Stars and Stripes
from the Huerta Government as
apology for the arrest of Ameri
can marines at Tampico last
Thursday. No ultimatum has
been issued, that is, no specified
time has been set within which
the Huerta Government must
comply, but the naval demonstra
tion has been ordered as a concrete evidence of the fixed
determination of theUnited States
to back up Rear Admiral Mayo's
demand for a salute. Up to to
night General Huerta has made
lib satisfactory response to that
demand.
Future developements depend
upon Huerta himself, was the
way a high administration offical
close to the President summarized
the situation.
The decision to send the fleet
was reached after the President
and Secretary Bryan had conferred for an hour with John
Lind, and after a two hour Cabinet meeting, during which dispatches from Charge O'Shaugh-
nessy revealed that the Huerta
Government disputed the right of
American marines to be ashore
at Tampico, and contended that
its recent public statement of
apology was ample.
Immediately after the Cabinet
meeting Secretary Daniels issued
his order to the Atlantic fleet,
and wireless messages flashed up
and down the Atlantic Coast to
put the fleet under steam for
Tampico. It will be the largest
fighting force the American
Government has assembled for
possible action since the Spanish-
American war. Eleven battleships, with auxiliaries, carrying
in all about 15,000 men, will
comprise the force off Tampico.
It will be fully a week before
the Atlantic fleet is assembled
at Tampico, though the ships are
expected to be steaming away
tomorrow. Rear Admiral Badger
will rank both Rear Admiral
Fletcher and Rear Admiral Mayo
and will take complete charge of
the situation.
pianoforte 'Tuition
Mr. RICHARD KIRKHAM, Jr
Late Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Coseley Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Derwent Ave,
or P. O. Box 112,
CUMBERLNND, B.C,
ROYSTON
OVERLOOKING COMOX  HAEBOUR
With its snowclad mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fieltls in the foreground, it makes a picture worth painting
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We, have only
A Few Waterfrontage Lots
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with your family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fishing, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get back
RING  UP 36.
British Columbia Investments Ltd. Courifcntt?;
HARRY   IDIENS,   Manager.
tf-t)H ■*-"$-», *****-*
H. H. M. Beadnelli
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance
Agent
Local agent for the E. & N. Railway Lands, Comox District.
Courtenay, B. C.
A SNAP   20 acres of'Alder Bottom, 6 1-2 acres cleared.'
creek through property (runs all the year),
Good Five-Roomed House, on good road near Comox.   Price
$2,100 all cash, or $2,700 on terms.
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR &
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN BE MADE
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS---No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitore
employed.
. QL £.u:urar&0
■Entrain* af jHuelr
Ijiui MiHlnil Dtt-flctoi* of Victoria Tlientre,
Wlllgate ami Dtirlmm ; ltjiiiili.ll William.
Piilnrc* .I* Vitt'iloviihi Tlionlrn, Ferryhlll,
lliliiiiuii: lull* nrniiiii.-t. mul (liiiirinnNIi'l*
uf .Miii*liilil,iiii,itiv,.M,*lliiiili,ll'fii..oClliiii*,
lllllli.llil, Kli*J;iiul,
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc.
Terms Moderate
A|.**l) -
P.O.Box308, Cumberland,B.C.
Fire Insurance
For absolu te
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpoo'l.
Total Assets
? 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley WiDard
LOCAL AGENT
CHOICE FRUITS
AND ICE CREAM
CANDY, CIGARS
See
Bannerman
p. aPliillip farriaon
linn l.lcr, -felldtiar
it Naur; l*ub(U<
Bitaru W. Sirklr
NOTARY rUBLIC, CONVEYANCE*
fill) HEAL ESTATE
(Cumbrrluit. ■**. 5.
Day old chicks, White Leghorn
$15.00 per 100. Hatches from
Marc'., to May. Hatching eggs
for uie $6.00 per 100.
Skinner & Blenkhorn,
Nanaimo B.C.
Eggs for hatching from white
U>* .horns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 296
and 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nan&imo B.C.
THOS. E, BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND,B.C.
Phoni07
Ajii'iil fur (In'
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hi'i.tlt-i-nni, I'ropiietoir
l"M ins.itI.*.-- ninl DeslgHi fimiUlifjd
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