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Array CAMPBELLS
We are showing a fine range
of Boys'   Clothing  (bloomer
pants) in the noted 'Sandford'
make.
CAMPBELLS
THE ISLANDER
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Men's Suits  and   Overcoats.
CAMPBELLS
VOL. III., No. 43
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. JANUARY 18, 1913
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
FINAL NEETINGOF
Vote of Thank* Passed to Mayor
McLeod for his Efficient Services During Last Term.
The city council held its regular meeting in the Council Chambers on Monday evening, it being
the last meeting of the present
council. The financial statement
was laid before the council by the
city clerk. There were present
Mayor McLeod, and Aldermen
Campbell, Banks, Maxwell, Wil-
lard and Beveridge. The minutes
of the previous meeting were
read and adopted.
The city clerk read the following communication  which was
laid on the table to come up for
discussion:
City Clerk, Cumberland.
Dear Sir: I am enclosing you
statement of your account to
Nov. 30,1912, showing a balance
due me at that date of $119.70.
I notice you are charging me with
a peddler's licence, which I am
returning to you as I am not a
peddler, nor do I sell or solicit
sales in Cumberland. It appears
the city fathers are discriminating against me, as the agents of
the Vancouver Milling Co. and
Calgary Milling Co. visit Cumber
land every month and solicit and
make sales of feed in small and
large quantities to anyone while
I only deliver feed ordered by
phone or message and the sales
are invariably made in my office.
I have been very lenient with the
city in this account and if they
are going to compel me to pay
$100 a year to deliver orders I receive from Cumberland or restrain the people of Cumberland
from ordering where they choose
it is time for me to see what my
provincial licence is worth, and
unless I receive your assurance
before the 10th inst. that this
account will be paid in full I will
hand it to a solicitor without further notice,     A. B, Crawford.
The regular monthly report
was received from John R. Gray,
reporting collections for the
month of December which were
as follows:
Scavenger.. * $ 84.25
Police court fines    40.00
Hall rent    40.00
Scale account    10.50
Total .....$174.50
The city clerk presented the
auditor's report for the year 1912
. which was adopted and published
in this issue.
A. B. Crawford's communication came up for discussion, Some
of the aldermen thought that
Crawford should be made to pay
the license and that the city
should pay his account. If not,
the city should enter suit against
him for refusing to pay his
license, some of the aldermen
explaining that it was an easy
matter to prove that Crawford
solicited business in Cumberland,
took orders and delivered the
same. The matter was finally
left in the hands of the city clerk
to write Mr. Crawford and explain the views of the Council on
the matter.
Aid. Beveridge asked the city
clerk for the total cost of the concrete pavement, who gave the
cost at $3.25 per running foot, or
$9,159.30 complete.
Aid. Willard moved that the
city clerk be instructed to write
to the Provincial Government
urging them to see that the Canadian Northern built their main
line through Cumberland and that
the City of Cumberland did not
want any spur line as suggested.
Several aldermen spoke on the
matter and said a copy of the
communication should be sent to
M. Manson, M.P.P., which was
adopted.
The Mayor asked the aldermen
if they had any more business to
bring before the meeting.
Aid. Willard said before we ad
journ he would like to move a
hearty vote of thanks to Mayor
McLeod for the manner in which
he has conducted the business of
the city during the past year.
The Mayor has been at hand at
all times through thick and thin,
an.d always willing to head any
Board of Trade Circulates Petition re Main Line Through Cumberland
TO  THE   HONOURABLE   SIR   RICHARD   McBRIDE,
PREMIER   OF  THE   PROVINCE   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
©Iitvcas The Canadian Northern Railway Co. are contemplating the building of a line from Alberni
to the North of the Island, via Comox Lake, and
JellurCilS the proposed route brings the line to a point at the North end of Comox Lake, about three
miles west of the town of Cumberland, and
EtShereas it is rumoured that at the north end of the said lake the probable route to be followed will
diverge from Cumberland, leaving our town to be approached by a spur from the main line, and
Stlhcrc as  an alternate route, running through the town, has been surveyed, and
SSllui'trtS   we honestly believe such alternative route is perfectly feasible at relatively little extra cost.
<i!loto therefore tne, the Cumberland Board of Trade and merchants of the City of Cumberland, whose
signatures are appended hereto, do most strenuously protest against the acceptance by the Canadian
Northern Railway Co., of any route which will permit then to divert their main line traffic from the
City of Cumberland.
At the present time our town is connected with the outside world by twelve miles of privately
owned railway running to Union Bay, and the service given is a scandal and a disgrace. The delays
to passengers, mails and freight, incident to trans-shipment at Union Bay, have been, and still are, of
so serious a nature that scarcely a week passes without loss for which we have no redress. Cumberland is a considerable town, which, with the adjacent district, has a population of well over 3,000—a
number greatly in excess of the whole of the Island to the north of us. The assessed valuation of our
taxable property is $277,795; and Government investments in our town, in the shape of Schools, Post
Office, Court House etc., approximates $75,000.
Freight brought into our town now exceeds 20,000 tons annually. At the present time, owing
to the conditions of transportation, the larger part of the general merchandise originates from Vancouver, and is subject to all the delays to which we have referred, but we would point out that with a
direct service into our town from Victoria, the Island Capital becomes the natural source of supply for
Cumberland.
For many years our merchants and citizens have contended with adverse conditions in the
belief and hope that a trunk line would eventually tap the town and afford the service we feel a community of our magnitude is entitled to, and we cannot but view with serious alarm and misgiving the
possibility of being sidetracked for all time, and being made dependent upon a spur line with its
invariable delays and inconveniences.
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
Chief Constable and Mrs.
Stephenson went south by Sunday's Cowichan and returned on
Tuesday.
RECORD OUTPUT AT NO. 4.
All previous records were laid
aside at No. 4 Mine on Monday
last,   when   the   output   was
totalled up at three o'clock in the
afternoon to 715 tons for eight
.   hours.   This beats all previous
MissInaWhyte_arrivedonFn-|records in the higtory ofNo 4
day night from Vancouver, on a
short visit, returning again by
the S.S. Gowichah on Sunday.
The annual convention of the
B. C. Dairymen's Association will
be held in the City Hall at New
Westminster, B.C., on Thursday
and Friday, January 30 and 31.
L. W. Nunns, our genial postmaster, left by to-day's Charmer
for Vancouver and Victoria for a
well-earned vacation. Frank
Parks will occupy Mr. Nunn's
position during his absence.
LOST—Since September, two
bay roadster colts, one a gelding
with black points, rising two
years; the other a gelding with
white hind stocking, rising three
years. A reward of $20.00 will
be paid for information that will
lead to their recovery. Dr. A.S.
Millard, Courtenay, B.C.
Mine for one shift. The regular
output for the mine is between
500 and 600 tons for eight hours
deputation that . would seek to
improve the condition of our city.
This was seconded and put by
the city clerk and carried.
The Mayor thanked the Council
for their kind appreciation of his
services. He said he had given
the city the best that was in him
on all occasions, aiming at the
greatest good to the greatest
number. He thanked the alder-
ri.ten for their kind attendance
during the past year, and said he
would leave without any ill feeling towards anyone. He wished
the coming council a prosperous
year, and that his services would
at all times be at their command
for the betterment and advancement of the city of Cumberland.
With this the last meeting of
the old council was declared ad
journed sine die.
ENJOYABLE SLEIGH   RIDE.
Our citizens have been taking
full advantage of the opportunity
afforded by the abundance of
snow and our splendid roads leading to the surrounding country to
indulge in "joy rides" ad lib. On
Thursday evening the Goodfellow
ship A.B.C. of Grace Methodist
Church disturbed the peace by the
tooting of horns and blowing of
"squakers" and vociferous shout
ing of their class yell, as they
run, but Monday's output eclipsed j started in two double sleighs load-
      ed to overflowing on j moonlight
drive to the Bay.
Peace-loving
citizens along the way must have
been rudely startled from the
peace which brooded over the
surrounding forests as with the
at the
all attempts, and the local union
officials, who are still taking their
holiday, say the Canadian Collieries are not getting any coal. This
record proves that the local union
has no control over the output,
and substantiates the truth of «y of a pack of wolves
statement made some time ago oft-repeated chorus:
when it was said that it made   A. B. C.   A. B. C.
little or no difference whether        What A. B. C?
the members of the U. M.'W. of The Goodfellowship A. B. C.
A. ever resumed work any more Don t you wish you were in it?
so far as Cumberland is concern- Don t you wish you were me?
ed.   The output continues to in?       A. B. C.'
crease and is going up all the    At the Bay they received a
time.   They may tell miners to warm welcome into the home of
keep  away from this city as Mrs, Geo. Russell where they did
there is a strike on when going full justice to the inviting spread
aboard steamers at Vancouver,
but still they come. The, miners
arriving here are not Chinese and
Japanese but white men. New
men are seen daily purchasing a
regular coal miner's outfit for
digging coal. The miners up here
are buying dinner buckets, powder cans, etc., and returning to
work. David Irvine, an officer of
the U.M.W. of A., told a Nanaimo audience at a municipal meeting that the U. M. W. of A. has
already paid out $60,000 to striking miners at Cumberland and
Ladysmith; and Irvine will find
that he will have the same tale to
tell the people of Nanaimo when
the U. M. W. of A. has paid out
$600,000 in strike pay, and it has
taken them four months to pay
out $60,000.
With locomotives snow-bound
for hours at a time and the officials of the coal company being
put to their wits end to keep
trains running the output from
set before them, of which the
steaming meat and mince pits
and hot coffee seemed to be the
chief attraction. The return
drive to town seemed all too short
in the beautiful moonlight night,
and though it was well after mid
night before the last home was
reached and the final "Goodnight" spoken the only regret
was that such enjoyment must
end so soon.
the  11th to the 16th inclusive
reads as follows:
Saturday, January 11th, 1271 tons
Monday,       " 13th, 1451 "
Tuesday,      " 14th, 1?.26 "
Wednesday, " 15th, 1097 "
Thursday.     " 16th, 1221 "
DISTRICT   LODGE,   L. O. L,
The annual meeting of the
District Lodge of the Loyal
Orange Association was held in
the Oddfellows' Hall on Tuesday
evening last, at which representatives from the Courtenay and
Ladysmith lodges and a .large
number of the members of the
Cumberland lodge were present.
District Master Doherty, from
Unity L.O.L,, No. 1667, who occupied the chair, is an old-time
resident of Cumberland and was
cordially greeted by many friends
of former days glad to renew old
acquaintances. In the discussion
of certain matters of district
policy the representatives from
Courtenay L.O.L., No. 1859, very
gracefully yielded to the interests
of that broader fraternity for
which the order showed its appreciation in the selection of a
number from that lodge to fill
district offices and in voting the
next annual district meeting at
Courtenay. The warm fraternal
spirit of the order, quickened by
the tempting spread of fragrant
coffee and solid refreshments
made impossible any insipient insurgency.
The following officers were in-
tailed by Past Master J. N. McLeod to conduct the business of
the District Lodge for the year
1913:
District Master W. Willard
Dep. Dist. Master .. -J. Crockett
Rec. Secretary R. H. Robertson
Chaplain . .Rev. B. C. Freeman
Fin. Secretary Thos. E. Bate
Treasurer Geo. H. Robertson
D.C „...J. N. Brown
Lect  Alex. Armstrong
SOCIALISTSQUD SIX
GAIN MAJORITY
Estimate J that Defeated Candidate* Received 75 per cent,
of Property Owners' Vote.
The municipal elections held
here on Thursday resulted in the
candidates put up by the Socialists
and known as the Socialist Mayor
and Solid Socialist Six being
elected by large majorities. Alex
Maxwell headed the Socialist
poll with 165, twenty votes above
what the Socialist Mayor got It
is estimated that the defeated can
didate for mayor received votes
which represented 75 per cent of
the assessed value of the City of
Cumberland, and will ultimately
become the head stone of the
earner which the builders (?)
rejected.
FOR MAYOR
Alexander Campbell 145
Charles J. Parnham    82
Majority   63
FOR ALDERMEN
Alexander Maxwell 165
William Beveridge  146
Richard Coe jr 145
Joseph Aspecia  144
Thomas Richards 137
John Miller  131
Edward C. Emde    96
Thomas E. Banks    91
Donald R. McDonald    89
Thomas D. McLean    72
First six elected!
FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEE
James L. Frown 139
Thomas Bannerman    85
Total for Five Days   6366 tons
A member of the U M W of A
made a statement in this offici
two or three days ago to the
I effect that previous to the strike
present he made $6.50 per day, and has
Some [ been on gas committees on sever-
SOCIALIST MEETING.
On Wednesday evenings meeting was held in the Cumberland
Hall, under the chairmanship of
Mr. J. Naylor, to give the candidates for municipal honours an
opportunity to address the public.
The hall was crowded with a
large attendance of voters. On
the platform supporting the chairman were Messrs. A. Campbell,
A. Maxwell, W. Beveridge, R.
Coe, J. Miller, and J. L. Brown.
The Chairman, in introducing
the speakers, said they needed
broad-minded men at the head of
affairs if they were to make real
progress, men who could look at
the subject from every point of
view so as to do the greatest
amount of good.
Alexander Campbell in addressing the meeting explained the
financial standing and indebtedness of the city at some length.
The sanitary condition of the
city was also touched upon. Mr.
Campbell spoke on the finanicial
qualification for candidates for
mayor and aldermen, and considered that the rating should be
lowered so as to give a wider
choice of men for public office.
In concluding his remarks he
wished to impress upon the audience that he was not a member
of any clique or sect, and if elected mayor would use every
endeavor to do the greatest good
for the city as a whole and would
serve its interests to the best of
his ability.
Mr. Maxwell addressed the
meeting and remarked upon the
absence of the Editor, Manager
and, what he was pleased to call,
"the Flunkey of the Islander. ''
James L. Brown, candidate for
school trustee, gave an able
address on the education question.
He spoke on the finances of the
school and did not consider the
city was getting fair treatment
from the provincial government.
Mr. Brown said the education of
children should be more vital to
the needs of a working class
population, and advocated physical culture and domestic science.
He also said the age of admission
into the school should be lowered.
In soliciting the votes of the
electorate the speaker said if
elected he would serve their
interests in a conscientious man-
mer.
James Smith addressed the
meeting and, after referring to
the Editor of the Islander as a
" terminological inexactitude. "
spoke on matters that were not
relevent to the object the meeting
 ,          had been called for.    A member
Sneak thieves are at present he made $6.50 per day, and has of the audience rose to a point of
plentiful in Cumberland. Some been on gas committees on sever-j order and challenged the speak-
of the citizens complain of losing al occasions but never at any time; er's remarks. Mr. Smith there-
chickens; others coal and wovd. I was he discriminated against     J upon withdrew. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
r
■\
The Secret
Marriage
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lack a\ Co., Limited
London, Malbourno A Toronto*
(continued)
CHAPTER X
A convict! Violet's father a cou-
vlct! and now a private detective?
Nell took his hand from Eus;on't
arm, and the Major leant back In the
cab, his brain whirling. A convict,
and Violet Brooke, father and daughter.      How was that possible?
His companion sat silent now, apparently hurled In thought as the cat)
made Its way out of London, and Easi-
on was the fl'st to speak. r
Where are we going? he asked.
To Itlvington's place in the country. Are you sUll eager to accompany me, Major Easton, asked Nell,
looking up.
Easton started. You Insult me, he
said at last; whatever you may have
done does not affect my—my feelings
for Miss—for Miss Violet.
Nell's eyes flushed. Good! he sail
quietly.
Does any one else know this? asked
Easton.
No! a living soul.
Why did you tell me? said Easton
quickly.
Why? Because you say you want to
marry Violet, and I think you ought
to know. And now you have shown
me you are man enough not to blame
the girl for something she had nothing
to do with, and does not know, I will
tell you something more, Major Eastor
something that no one else knows.
Look me In the face—there's a street
lamp! Can you sea me? Now tell
me, do I look like a malefactor?
The two men faced each other for
a moment, Easton taking In the tenso,
active figure; the keen, determined,
eager face, the piercing eyes, the Intelligent forehead. No, he said shortly, you do not. I have seen men
and cities, and I cannot understand
how you can ever have been a convict. There must, I am sure, have
been some terrible mistake, soma
wrong done you—
Nell shook his head. There was
no wrong done me, save the wrong 1
did myself. But you need feel no
shame In marrying my daughter, Major Easton, should that ever be, for
■uch as you see me now, I have never,
to the best of my knowledge, wronged
man, woman, or child and I was as innocent an you of the crime for which
I was sentenced.
The man!s tone carried a conviction
which Easton knew would have convinced Mm even had he not, for Violet's sake, been prejudiced in his favor. And he felt his heart relieved
ot a weight.
I might Bay the crime for which I
sentenced myseif, resumed Nell. But
I will tell you my Btory, Major Easton.
I am a victim of modern civilization
and the over-population of cities. Sixteen years ago I, an intelligent, well-
educated, well-looking, young man, of
unblemished character, sat starving In
a cold, tireless room at the top of a
big London house.
In the next room, as bare and cold.
but made a little gayer by a few valueless feminine oddments, lay the
body of my young wife, not twenty-
four hours dead of want and despair.
In her cot at the foot of her mother's
bed, fast asleep, lay our little girl of
five, the pride of her mother and myself.
The mother had died of want, Majoi
Easton, want and years of hope de
ferred; the child was hungry, but had
gone to sleep; and I sat at my hare
table with a revolver In my hand,
waiting for the clock to strike the hour
at which my wife had died, to blow
out my brains. Don't say such
things cannot happen; they happen
every day, but they are not always
known. Don't condemn me rashly.
I can look back upon myself on that
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What have you for to offer?
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Horse Power auto in good condition and some cash for quarter section.
Five fully modern centrally located houses In Winnipeg giving good
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Agents  wanted at all points to represent us.
SCOTT, HILL & CO.,
2. Canada  •■lie Building Winnipeg. Man.
OF
Cuticura Soap
id Ointment
Tonight rub your scalp lightly with
Cuticura Ointment. In the morning shampoo with Cuticura Soap.
No other emollients do so much for
dry, thin and falling hair, dandruff
and itching scalps, or do it sospeed-
ily, agreeably and economically.
Full directions in every package.
Cntlrara Soap and ointment are »M throughout
tho world. A liberal aamplo ot each, with aa-pnaa
booklet on tha earo and treatment of the akin and
scaln.atnt mat-tree. Addrena PottatDnll * Cuem.
Carp., Uept. i;u, Boa ton, U. 8. A.
day as Impartially as an utter Strang
r-r. and I tell you Major Easton. thftt
I had done my best for the charges
that had been given me, and that faio
had been against me. I was only a
young man then, only Just a man with
no experience or knowledge of the
world. 1 had run away with a girl
from Oxford three months before mv
father had gone bankrupt—and another man might have done better—I
should have done better now—but as
I was then I had done my best—and 1
had come to that. 1 had loved my
wife passionately, devotedly, and I felt
1 had killed her. I could not go or
living without her, thinking myself
what I did.
I loved my little daughter very
fondly, but— I am telling you my
story as It happened.
(To be Continued)
I Fanning the Flame
I    For a number of years a bitter feud
j existed betwe'-n the Browns and the
Perkinses, next door neighbors. The
I trouble had originated through the
! depredations of Brown's cat, and had
; grown so fixed an affair that neither
i party ever dreamed of making up.
; One day, however, Brown sent by hla
servant a peace-making note for Mr.
| Perkins, which read:
.Mr.  Brown sends his compliments
to Mr.   Perkln and begs to say his
cat died this morning.
Mr. Perkins' written reply was bit-
j ter:
I    Mr. Perkins Is sorry to hear of Mr,
nrown's trouble, but ho had not heard
I that Mrs. Brown was 111.
W.   N.  U.  929
OFFICIAL  KILLED BV BANDITS
Masked  Men   Raid  Village  Postoffles
and Couple Murder With Robbery
Another startling crime In Paris,
which in many respects recalls the ex.
plotts of the gang cf motor bandits
headed by Bonnot was perpetrated
at Bezons, a few miles west of Paris.
Three bandits, two of whom wore
masks and the other a false beard,
all armed with revolvers, held up the
local postofflce and killed M. R. E.
Cartler, the husband of the postmistress, ransacked the office, and made
their escape with about (75.
It was just before 9 o'clock when
the outrage took place. Madame
Cartler, the postmistress, was making
up the accounts tor the day and was
Inclosing some bank notes In an en-
velope. Her daughter Jane, aged 18,
waa writing business letters in the office, where another girl, Mile. Devolle,
was In charge ot the telephone. Mad-
ame Cartler's son, aged 16, was sit.
ting near his mother reading a paper.
There was no one in the public part
of the room. Suddenly three men,
wearing black masks and all brandish-
Ing revolvers, rushed Into the office
and went straight to the counter, The
terrified women fled, shrieking, and
the boy took refuge in an adjoining
room. Madame Cartler had the pre.
sence of mint1, to lock her drawer and
to take with her the envelope, which
contained $600 In notes.
One of the men climbed over the
counter railing and ransacked the
drawers, while the others kept guard.
In the meantime M. Cartler, who was
a post-office inspector In Paris, heard
the shrieks of the women and rushed
downstairs. He was met at the bottom hy the bandltB, who killed him
with four revolver shots, and at once
fled. Mounting bicycles which they
hurt left near In charge of a fourth
accomplice, they disappeared In ths
darkness.
A postman who was returning to
the office met four men on bicycles gi-
Ing swiftly !n the direction nf Paris.
One of them was bareheaded, having
left his cap In the postofflce, where
It was afterwards found, A boy who
was cycling from Paris also met four
men, and the one who waa bareheaded
asked the lad to sell him his cap.
When the boy refused the man took
the cap by force and threw the lad a
flve-franc piece, say'ng to him, with
that you will he nble to buy another.
The police believe that the members
of the gang are the men who last September got out of a train at Les Ann-
rals, near Paris, and shot dead a railway employe who tried to arrest them
because they had no tickets.
Worms cause fretfulness and roi
the infant of sleep, the treat nourish-
er. Mother Graves' Worm Exterm-
Inator will clear the stom»eh and intestines and restore healthfulness.
Elderly Aunt—My dear, I have Just
put you down In my will for 110.000,
Her Nelce—Oh. auntie, what can I
; sav to thank you?   How are you feel-
{Ing today?
HOW'8 THIS?
Wa effar fme Hundred Do-Para Reward
for any owe o.' Crtarrh that cannot ba
eu:-d bv Hall's Catarrh Cure.
V. J. CHENEY A CO.. Toledo. O.
We.  the unde>a!imed, have known F.
j. Cheney for *he laat II yearn, and believe him perfect!    honest In all bualneaa
t.i.naac1lons an ; financially able to carry
out any obHratlon-  made bv hla firm.
WALDING   RINNAN ft MARVIN.
Wholesale Druggtata. Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally,
acting directly upon tha blood and mue-
oca aurlac-rt nf tht- avatem. Teatlmonlala
aent free.     Price 76 cents   per   bottle.
Sold by all Dmsaiata.
Take Hal'a Family Pills for constipation.
I wish I were a heroine, Fred.
Why. It Is easy for you to become
a heroine, dear.
I'd like to know how?
The woman who Is not afraid to remain alone while her husband goeB to
a poker party Is a heroine.
tolnard'e Liniment Cures Colds, Ac.
Classifying Him
Brother Hardesty, can't you make
your contribution for the education
of the heathen a little larger than us-
up1 this year.
Dr. Goodman, I'm more than doubling it. I have Just started that
youngest boy of mine to college.
Increased His Wages
He was a most Intelligent youth awl
while going through the basement at
the works he noticed that somethitti
tn.s wrong with the machinery. He
at once gave the alarm and prevented
what might have been a Berlous accident. The circumstance waB reported to the head of the firm, before
whom the lad was summoned.
You have done me a great service,
my lad, said the genial chief, and In
future your wages will be Increased
by fifty cents weekly.
Thank you sir said the bright little fellow. I will do my best to bo
a good servant to you.
That's the right spirit, my lad, lie
remarked, encouragingly. In all 111"
years that I have been In business no
one haB ever thanked me In that way.
I will make the Increase seventy-five
cents. Now, what do you say to
that?
Well, sir, replied the lad smilingly,
would you mind if I said It again?
Coat $7,000
The absence of a comma In an in
surance contract recently cost a Kansas City man $7,000. Had the comma
been placed after one word In the
contraot the man J. Sidney Smith,
would have received the money. The
court decided It would have punctuated the sentence differently. The
suit was to collect payment for the
loss of grain destroyed on a side of
track near an elevator. The sentence
in the contract which was at issue in
the BUlt read: "Grain In cars on side
track within one hundred feet of the
elevator," Smith contended that it
should read: Grain In cars on side
track, within one hundred feet of the
elevator. The court however, heid
that It should read: Grain in cars, on
side track within one hundred feet of
the elevator. The court's view of it
was that cars must be within 100 feet
of the elevator while the defendant
held that so long as they were on the
side track—no matter how far away—
Just so that track ran within 100 feel
of the elevator, the loss should be
paid.
SEVEN YEARS PAIN
FROM ACUTE NEURALGIA
Cured   Through the Ute of Dr.
Williams'Pink Pill..
Neuralgia Is not a   disease—It   Is
only a symptom.     It   ts   the   surest
sign that your blood Is weak, watery
and Impure, and that your nerves are
literally starving.   Bad blood Is the
one cause—good, rich, red blood Its
only cure.    There you have the real
reason why Dr. Williams' Pink P11I3
cure neuralgia.   They are the 0M7
medicine that contains In correct proportions,  the  very  elements  needed
to make new, rich, red blood.   Thli
alone reaches the root ol the trouble,
soothes the jangled nerves and drives
away the nagging, stabhiLg pain, and
braces up your health in other ways.
Mr.   M,   Brennan, an ex-sergeant of
♦he  2nd Cheshire  Regiment,  now a
resident of Winnipeg,   Kan.,   says:
"While Bervlng with my regiment In
India, on a hill station, I contracted a
severo cold which brought on acute
neuralgia, at times lasting for three
i weekt.      I was constantly suffering
I almost every month In the year for
1 over seven years, the pain being sometimes so severe that I wished I was
dead.      On my return to England I
seemed  to get no better,  though  I
spent large sums of money for medical advice and medicine.      Then  I
came to Canada, and about a year ago
suw the advertisement of   Dr.    Williams' Pink Pills In a Winnipeg pa-
I per.     Although I had begun to think
! my complaint was Incurable I told my
I wife that I Intended giving the Pills
; a fair trial.      I was suffering from
j terrible pains  when I began taking
j the Pills, but before the second box
I was finished the pain began to disappear, and under a further use of the
I Pills  It dlsapreared entirely, and I
* have not had a twinge of it during
< the past year.     Only those who have
[ been afflicted with the terrible pains
, of neuralgia can tell what a blessing
{ Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have been to
; me, and you may be sure I shall con-
j stantly recommend them to other sufferers."
These Pills are sold by all medicine
dealers or by mall at 50 cents a box
or six boxes for $2.60 from The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvllle,
Ont.
Helena Wex, a German servant Mrl °f sixteen, employed in a
fashionable Rci-lin flat, committed sin
clde hy drinking three half pint bottles of Ink. .Misplaced affection was
her motive.
Working up to It
Sandy and his lass had been sitting
together about hulf-an-hour In silence.
Maggie, he said at length, wasn't
I here on the Sawbath uicht?
Ay, Sandy, I daur say you were.
An' wasna' I here on Monday nlcht?
Ay, so ye were.
An' I was here on Tuesday nlcht,
an' Wednesday nlcht an' Thursday
nielit, an' Friday nlcht?
Ay, I'm thinking you were.
Well, what for no? I'm sure ye're
verra welcome,
Maggie, woman, said Sandy In desperation, Dye no begin to smell a
rat?
The brain of a man exceeds twlc?
that of any other animal.
CL0SEDBESTYEAR1N ITS HISTORY
That th.' Bank of Montreal is one of
our oldest as well as cue- of our most
Important financial Institutions, was
emphasised by the tac; that the annual Report held this week was the
95th In tho Bank's history. Tho
Bank Is yearly occupying a more Important place In the financial, commercial and Industrial expansion of the
Dominion. Tho Annual Report presented, whlcn covered the year endaJ
the 31st October,. 1912. showed net
profits for the year of $2,518,000.
which with a balance brought forward
of $1,855,000 and the premiums on new
stock amounting tc 834,000, make a
total of over $5,207,000 available for
distribution. Quarterly dividends
and two bonuses absorbed $1,894,000.
The sum of $1,000,000 was transferred
to rest account. $1,000,000 to counting-
ent account, and J511.000 expended on
bank premises, vMch left a balance
to be carried forward $802,000. The
Bank has now total assets of nearly
$237,000,000. making It one of the
strongest financial Institutions on the
continent. 'During the year It increased its paid up capital to $16,000,-
000. Increased its rest account to 1
similar sum, made large gains In deposits and In current loans, opened a
number of afw branches, and otherwise kept pace with the growing prosperity of the Dominion. The fact
that the Bank made current loans ol
nearly $120,000, shows that there is
a big demand In the country for banking accommodation and that the Bank-
of Montreal is doing Its full share In
catering to the business needs of the
communities where its branches are
located.
The year was the first under the general management ot Mr. H. V. Meredith and the tact that the profits tor
the year were some $242,000 greater
than those of the previous year, must
be regarded as not only satisfactory
to the shareholders, but as complimentary to the foresight and business
aagaclty of the General Manager. It
Is doubtful If the Bank ot Montreal
was ever In as good condition to take
care of the growing needs of the Dominion than It is at the present time.
Its increase In paid up capital and rest
accounts, Its gain In deposits, total assets and other matters, makes It peculiarly fitted to take a leading place
In the financial and Industrial expansion of the country.
The addresses ot the President and
General Manager were both comprehensive reviews of the financial, commercial and Industrial conditions prevailing throughout the Dominion.
That of the President which referred
to the Dominion as a whole, was masterly summary of the conditions prevailing at the present time. The address was optimistic In Its tone, Mr.
Angus declaring that conditions
throughout the Dominion were unuB-
nally sound and that satisfactory progress might be expected as long as
present conditions prevailed. Mr.
Angus touched upon the agricultural
expansion, th" Increase In immigration, the growth of manufacturing,
railroad development, the shipping industry and practically speaking every
phase of our commercial and industrial
expansion.
Mr. Meredith In his address, referred more particularly to the growth
of the Bank and the banking business.
He touched on the forthcoming revision 0* the Bank Act. and Intimated
that there might be a few minor
changes, although In the main the
present Act was giving satisfactory
service. Ho also dealt In an able
and comprehensive way with the Increased cost of living and the charge
that the Banks throughout the Dominion were not paying sufficient attention to the farming communities. He
denied the charge that the banks encouraged farmers to become depositors and not borrowers, and stated
that In so far as his bank was concerned many millions were on loan to
farmers and small traders,
Altogether the addresses of the two
heads of the Bank like the Annual
Report Itself, were eminently satisfactory to the ahareho'ders present
and should prove equally so to business men throughout the country as
well.
1 Teaching tho Teacher
! Mother (whoBe children have had'
I an education superior to her own, to,
! her small daughter, whom Bhe is in
the act of Bmacklng.—I'll learn you
not to contradict me.
Small Daughter (between ber sob3)
—teach, mother, teach.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper
Safo and 8ane
Mr. P. Latitude—Young man. vou
should hitch your chariot to a star.
Mr. Kidsport—No, thanks. Motor
racing is exciting enough. Aviation j
doesn't attract me
SANOL
RELIABLE CURE
for Gall Stones, Kidney Trouble,    Kidney    and    Bladder
Stones.    Gravel,     Lumbago,
Uric Acid.
Price  $1.50,   Most   Leading
Druggists
THE SANOL MFG. CO., Ltd.
Winnipeg, Man.
■One of Boston's young.elite, accom
panted by an instructor, waB running
hla new automobile for the first time
I hey were circling the Common in
rather a wobb y fashion.
,.' suppose, he casually remarked to'
the chauffeur, as he took a fresh grasp
on the speed lever, that you have been
around with worse than I?
The man gave no answer.
I Bay, he repeated In a louder tone.
I suppose you have been around with
worse than I?
m1 rhhe,?rfl,Ty ,we"' slr' what ™ «"<>
n the first place replied the man;
Im Jest a-thlnklng about It.
Resolutions from the directors of
the Grand Trunk Railway system and
from those of Its subsi.iary Companies
have Just been forwarded to Mr. Da'-
Id Hays, brother of the late Chas. M.
Hays, at Prince Rupert, expressing tha
high regard n which the former head
ot the big railway system was held.
These resolutions illuminated on
parchment In purple and gold form a
very highly artiste album and arr
accompanied by a warm personal let-
ter from Mr. E. J. Chamberltn pr>
sldent of the Grand Trunk and Grand
Trunk Pacific Railways.
PERRIN GLOVES
THE FARMER AND HIS
GRAIN
The only aura and satisfactory way tn which the Western Farmer
can secure the highest poselble market value for hla wheat, oata, barley and
flax la by shipping It by the carload to Fort William or Port Arthur, or to
Duluth If cars cannot be got for the other terminals (loading It If poealble
direct Into the car over the loading platform so aa to aave elevator charges
and dockage) nnd employing a strictly commlaalon Arm to handle and dispose,   of   It.
We continue to act aa the Farmera' Agents solely on a commlaalon baals.
We are not trackbuyera and we never buy the Farmerr' grain on our own
account, but look after and dispose of tho grain entrusted to us; aa tho
agents of those who rmploy us. and It Is our dealre and endeavor to give
everyone the very be;t service possible. We make liberal nuvancea agalnat
car shipping bills, and will alao carry the grain for a time under advances at
n moderate commercial rate of Interest. If considered advlattme. We Invite
all Farmers to write to us for shipping instructions and market Informat.on.
etc. ,
Thompson Sons & Company
700—703 Y. GRAIN  EXCHANGE WINNIPEG, CANADA
GRAIN  COMMISSION   MERCHANTS
On the Piano
Jack London, when on a visit to
New York, waB Introduced to a musician in one cf the popular Broadway
cafes,
I am a muilclan in a small way, said
London. My musical talent was
once the means of saving my life.
The musician was at once very much
interested.
How is that? he asked.
There was a great flood In tha
town of my boyhood, explained London. When the wnter atruck our
house my father got out on a bod
and floated with the stream until he
ivai rescued.
And you? queried the musician.
Well, smiled London, I accompau
led him on the piano.
Why are all the people flocking
down to Hiram Hardapple'a barn?
asked the old farmer on the hay wagon.
Hi's got a curiosity down there,
chuckled the vll.age consable.
That so? What kind ot a curiosity
is it?
Why, Hi's old red and white Jersey
cow. The other night the old critter
had the colic and HI went down with
his lantern to give her a dose of medicine. Blamed If he didn't make t
mistake and give her a pint of gasoline.
Dc   tell!   Didn't  kill   her.  did  It?
No, but by heck It had n funny effect. Now, instead of going Moo-mjo
like any other sensible cow, she goes
Honk-honk! ike one of them thar
blamed automobiles.
Flatery
Oh, Miss Lightfoot, said Jollye*,
after their third dance at the hall,
you are a most wonderful dancer.
Really, do you think so? she replied.
Yes, indeed. More wonderful than
the damsel who danced before Herod
and demanded the head of John tho
Baptist.
Really.    How so, pray?
Well,, you see, when she danced
one man waB decapitated, but wheu
you dance all men lose their heads.
Why the low price
of Wheat?
Organization
is the key to
power
200,000 farmers are scrambling to get their
grain Into the hopper before tho close of
navigation—WHY?
Because all their notea and store bills become
due October 15, or November 1, and they are
honestly  endeavoring to meet them.
What Is The Result?
The cpout become* filled and thero It a general
•pill. The manipulator knows how tu take advantage of a condition of this kind and he laya hla plana
to rake off a little fortune and he aucceeda He
■imply takei all the profit that under normal conditions, the farmer would have got In the growing
of grain, and the firmer must be content with the
scanty living he Is able to withhold from his creditors, and hope on for another twelve months.
The only feasible solution of the question Is In
organizing the farmers that they may be able to
put the cost of production on the article he produces. Every other producer Is able to do It
Even the laboring man of to-day Is able to put a
price on his own labor. Every farmer knows th-tt
fact from his late experience In getting off hla
crop.
Then why not make n little sacrifice to create
conditions which will do vastly more for your children than the accumulated wealth which you hope
to leave them, but which very seldom materializes. The Grain Growers' Grain Company Is
YOUR organization and If the next six years devel-
op as rapid progress as during tho last six, there
will be a spout going direct from ens producer to
the consumer, cutting out tho manipulator. *.t
can be done If the farmers are loyal to their organizations.
THE GRAIN GROWERS' GRAIN CO., LTD.
Winnipeg, Man. ^MM*"5 Calgary, Alta.
Co-operation
is the gateway
to freedom
Milled
rirom the best1
of the
LWest's best wheat
Takes
more water,
Lmakes more loaves]
your dealer
waiTv mm
PURITY
aWffi
More  Bread'
^anrl  Better Bre;ftN
| ■URITO rtOUft I 10
THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
■■;BAftitf5'-.*
Vy<£.f;rG,i:y"':<s;.:"
?ww
SCOTT'S EMULSION ira
proves the quality of breast milk
_it suppliesthe material for bone
and muscle—if scanty or thin,
it makes it rich and abundant.
For bottle babies a few drops
of emulsion with every feeding
produces marvelous effects—
makes new, linn liesh and ruddy
health.
SCOTTS EMULSION is the
cream of the purest cod liver oil
delicately emulsified into tiny
particles resembling maternal
milk and each particle is coated
with glycerine—no alcohol or
stimulant—a wholesome, nourishing, strength-making food. , '•
Mothers everywhere are enthusiastic about Scott'* Emulsioi..
built on getting SCOTTS.
Scott & Bowne, Toronto, uutario 13-64
A3 YOU WERE 8AYINQ
Nuggets, Bullion, and Fool's Gold
.Jes' kid 'em along,
■Every guy needs help
'Every guy ueeds encouragement.
As you hoDe to find both-
Kid 'm along.
.If y're lucky
•Y'll find somebody to do the same by
you.
If y're kind
'Y'll do the same every time y' git a
chanst.
When y' tell a teller he's brave—
fly Jlng, y're plantln' a ramrod In his
■pine.
When y' tell a feller he's able—
By  heck, y're plckln' him right up
out'n the rut.
When you tell a feller he's good, and
wise, and decent, and manlike—
"Why son, y're mnkin' It so!
Y're as near to bein' a little chunk of
.omnipotence nli to yerself as y'll ever
git In this life.
When y' find any kind ot an openin'
Kid 'm along.
Even If he ain't what y' say—
'He might bo.
Even if he aint what y' say—
That's what y' want him to be.
'Even if he ain't what y' say—
He  can  be.
And you can make him.
TJo the right thing, bo—
.Jes" kid 'm along.
And some day, like as not—
«e Is!
No man  Is more welcome than the
wise Wilder.
He reaches out a big hand in life.
He takeB n wabbly guy and sets him
on his pins,
il« "ervp back.
Warms   his   faintin'   heart,
And sets.his face to the flrln'
again.
Jes' by klddln' 'm along.
And If he does his work well
If he helps all he knows
Mebbe he'll find somebody else
In his hour of need
To kid him along.
—John Edward Russell.
The annual report ot the Department of railway and telephones for
•the Province of Saskatchewan shows
that during the past three years tho
Grand Trunk has Increased Its mileage In that province by 375 miles.
18 SEN1\ TO PRISON
Man Who Broke the Famous Bank
Gets Five Years for Swindling
Charles Wells, ot Paris, al3o
alias Hivier, the founder of the Pans
banking-house known as the Rente
Bi-Mensuelle who was arrested on a
yacht at Falmouth and extradited 10
France, has been sentenced on tlv
charge of fraud to five years' imprisonment and a tine of $600 by the
Parts correctional Court. Jeanne
Burns, his compaaion, was sentencH
to thirteen months imprisonment anil
fined (200.
The dramatic arrest of Monte Carlo
Wells, and Jeanne Burns, an actress, I
took place on his steam yacht, Excel- j
slor, at Fairmouth -n January 20 last.
Wells, who was said io have had some
thirty-six altasea.    twice    broke    th?
bank at Monte Carlo In 18!'2 and won |
some $200,000 at  the tables, in   live
days.     This was the feat that was
commemorated    in    the    well known 1
song: The Man who Broke the Bank j
at Monte Carlo."   During the hearing '
of '.he present case lie said: I brotte I
the  Bank  not once,   but   ten   times,
and pained al'ogriher $400,000.
Wells was sentenced nt the Old |
Bailey in tho following year to eight
years' penal servitude for obtaining
over $150,000 by false pretences of
Belling certain patents. One of these
he asserted, would economize fuel on
steamships.
Wells was arrested at Falmouth on
a charge of obtaining over $200,000 by
false pretences In France. This was
the sum he oad obtained as manager
of the Rente Bi-Mensuelle in Paris,
which advertised largely and prom*
Ised Interest at the rate of 1 per cent
per day to investors. Wells carried
out his p-imlse so effectively for six
months, paying out of capital, that
he raked in millions of francs. Tho
police at length asked him to give
proofs of his genuineBB. but WeliB
disappeared. When he was found at
Falmouth in his luxuriously fitted
yacht he was living a life of easeT
line
The One
Ideal Gift
for all the family
for all the year
arOUnd iS a Trademark
Columbia Grafonola
Ask your nearest Columbia
dealer to play you the special'
Xmas Columbia Records. (Fit
any machine.)
Columbia Phonograph Company
McKlnnon Building, Toronto, O.it.
Territory Open to Dealers
I would never marry a man I did
not love.     Never.
But suppose a real wealthy man
abould propose?
Why, I should love him, of course
Chipped Bands
Woa't Bother
Vat
if instead of
soap you use
SNAP, the
original hand
cleaner.
SNAP eon-
talus no lye or
acids, but glycerine and neutral
oils which keep the akin smooth
and in splendid condition.
Try SNAP for a week and notice
the difference. 47
SNAP
Order fron four dotlcr to-dir.   Bar* coupon*.
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LEADING VALUES IN HARNESS AND CUTTERS
BEST QUALITY AT THE LOWEST PRICE
The harness sets which we illustrate below are all manufactured in our own factory from the finest grade material.
For durability and strength they are unequalled at Elton prices.
When you buy harness from us you get the advantage of our liberal guarantee of good quality. If you are dissatisfied
we return your money and pay freight both ways.
There are no middlemen's profits or salesmen's commissions and expenses to be added to our prices. We sell direct
to our customers and thus eliminate these selling costs which they would otherwise have to pay.
SPECIAL FARM HARNESS
.401 Caliber
Self Loading
Rifle
This Is the latest and most powerful rifle of the so-called automatic
type. It has more power than the
.30 Army rifle. This power, combined with its unequalled rapidity
of Are, makes it exceptionally effective for hunting big-game. It is
simple in construction and operation and all its metal parts are
made of Nickel Steel. The name
"Winchester" on it guarantees it
to be satisfactory In every way.
Send postal for illustrated catalog.
WINCHESTER lE'EaTls. UMS CO.,
NEW HAVEN. CONN.
The Suga.' Trust
A sharp boy walked Into a grocer's
shop.
Please sir, he said to the proprietor,
mother told me to ask you whether
there Is such a thing aa r. sugar trust?
Of course there is, was the answer.
Well, then, mother wants to be
trusted for iwo pounds.
Limbs Broken Eleven Times
At Dover, England, a boy who is
named Carllng, aged 14, has Just broken his left arm for the seventh time.
His right arm haB been broken twice,
and his right leg twice.
I was cured of painful Goitre by
MINARD'S   LINIMENT.
BAYARD McMULLIN.
Chatham, Ont.
I was cured of   Inflammation    bv
MINARD'S LINIMENT.
MRS.  W.  A.  JOHNSON.
Walsh, Ont.
I was cured of Facial Neuralgia by
MINARD'S LINIMENT,
J. H. BAILEY.
Parkdale, Ont.
W. N. U. 129
Ring the Bell
A true tale la told of an old country farmer who had attained prosperity. Having built himself a new
house, he declared that it was not
going to be a mere place to live In,
but was going to have all the frills.
Anyway, he had an electric bell fitted, then a distinct novelty to the
neighborhood.
One Sunday afternoon Joe Brlggs,
a neighbor, called. It was hot weather, and all the windows were open,
but the front door was shut. Joe
knocked timidly, but the farmer took
no heed. Joe knocked again louder.
Still no reply. Joe grew restive and
knocked again with forco. Still the
owner of the mansion remained tranquil.
Joe stood puzzled and offended, for
he knew the folks were at home.
Once more he tried—a loud, continuei
knock that resounded over the entire
place, whereupon the nettled owner
yelled: "Ring the door bell, confound
ye.    Don't ye know nothin'?
In 1252 bad pipe began to be used
for carrying water.
This stvle of harness la preferred by many farmers.    All high grade mater
lal,  excellently  made.    Triple Btltched  traces made of three-ply  stock  1  l-'i
inches   wide.    Ilames   are   concord   bolt   pattern.   Collars   open   top.   leather
or cloth faced.    Open bridles if desired.
37 N 8.—Team Set. without collars, $31.50.   With collar J.36.50.
e7 N  9.—Same .Set,  but  with 1  3-4  Inch  traces.  1  3-4  Inch pole  strap  and
msi-tlngales.  and 1  Inch back and hip strap,  without collars    $33.00.    With
collars   $30.00.
Shipping weight 100 lbs at first class rate
One of our best sellers and a harnesa that glvea splendid aatlafactlon on
the farm.    Splendid quality  material  throughout
Tracea « 1-2 feet long, three ply heavy atcck 1 1-2 Inches wide.    Martingale*
and Breast Straps 1 1-2 Inches.    Heavy concord bolt hamea; open top collars,
leather or cloth facings; bridle open If desired.
37 N 1—Team Sat without collars, $26.75.    With collars $31.75
37 N J.—Same Set but with 1 3-4 Inch tracea. breast Jtrape and martingales
without  collars,  $30.75.    With collars,  $35.71. u»i .maia™.
Shipping weight 100 lbs at first class   (ate.
EXTRA STRONG WHITE
DUCK BLANKETS
37 N 417.—Splendid quality Blanket 80 Inches long, fully
lined, with webb attachments same as Illustration. Each
$2.75.
37 N 418.—Same Blanket but without attachments. Each
$2.45.
Bridle—6-8 inch box loops
scrolled blinds, overdraw checks.
Lines—7-8 x 1-Inch, bluck fronts
and msspt nund parts. Breast
Collar—Slnfflo strap. f«»tt-llned.
Traces—Sing'« mrap 11-4 inch,
doubled and Htitched rtt both
ends. Saddle—Flexlole full padded patent leather skirts, leather lined. Shaft Tubs — 1 inch,
with billet. Belly Band —
Single strap 1 1-4 inch inside, and t Inch outside. Breeching—1 1-2 inch body; 7-8 inch
side straps; 5-8 Inch hip
strap. Trimmings — Nickel
Shipping weight 22 lbB., at flmt
class rate.
37P105. Harness as des-
SINGLE STRAP DRIVING HARNESS
cribed  above
12.00
Strongly Built and Durable Cutters
These cutters are very popular and are very special value at our prices.   They are  handsome  in appearance, well
upholstered and. the general strength and good quality of the stock insures long service.
WITH SHAFTS
This is a very popular neat and durable Cutter, made of selected stock, well
Ironed and finished, 'ihe seat has high, comfortable spring back and spring
cushion, upholstered in plush. Cutter has nickel-mounted dash and arm rails
channel shoes, shifting shafts. Body black, nicely ornamented; gear red or
green, nicely striped. Shipping weight 270 lbs. Red gear goes with red trim-
mlng. When ordering stato whether red or green trimming is desired and glvj
your choice of green or red plush upholstering.
37N11.   Cutter     as above
complete -vith shafts....
37N12. Cutter, with pole, but
no  shafts	
32.50
37.25
4125
37N13. Cutter,   with   both
polb and .shafts  	
37N14.   Rubber Top for above Cutter
weight bO  lba.    Price  extra. .$12.00
A very apeclal value at our price. It la built of good materlala strongly put
together, haa ahlftlng Bhafta, nlckle mountlnga and a flrat-c.«a« nnish Tha
Beat haa solid spring back and Bprlng cushion, upholstered in plush,' bouy
painted black, nicely ornamented. Gear red or green, nicely atrlped Shin
ping weight 250 lbs. Red trimming goea with red gear. When „„„,„, „ieaoe
state whether red or g.een trimming la desired, and whether red or areen ,.
bolstering is desired. *^
37N15.   Cutter,   as   above,       07 rt\      37N17.   Cutter    with   hn.i,       ~- -.
complete with shau. Z/.jU pole and shaft! ....„*      36.25
37N1S. Cutter, with pole, but    OO OC      37N18.  Rubber t™ j™"!
without shafts   32.25     weight MTb.T0|Wfc. •JSK.SSffl
<H\ EATON Cfc™,
WINNIPEG CANADA
CENTRAL TELEGRAPH AND RAILROAD SCHOOL
This school la located in Toronto
and does much each year to supply
tho active demand tor Telegraph operators wanted by our Canadian railways. A successful record of fifteen
years and hundreds of officials and
operators in active railway service today Is the best guarantee of the reliability of this well known school.
The book "Guided by the Key" explains the work fully. Write for It.
Address W. H. Shaw. President, Toronto.
MALE HEL-> WANTED
WOULD y.OU LIKE TO LEARN THK
stock broking business? I want a live
ambitious representative In every city
and town to handle stocks, bonds and
mortgages; applicant must furnish references and have from $100 to (500 personal capital. Write or call. Athol George
Robertson,   68  Colborne  street.  Toronto.
re
On the Piano
Jack London, when on a visit to
New York, was introduced to a musician In one cf the popular Broadway
cafes.
I am a mujlcian in a small way, said \
London. My musical talent was
once the means of saving my life.
The musician was at once very much
interested.
How is that? he asked.
There was a great flood In the
town of my boyhood, explained London. When the water struck our
house my father got out on a bed
and floated with the stream until he
wa- rescued.
And you? queried the musician.
Well, smiled London. I accompau
led him on the piano.
MERCHANTS   SHIP   HAUNTED
Police Watchers on Board are Struck
by an Invisible Shovel
A startling ghost story comes from
Genoa.
A brigantlno called the Speme, lying in harbor here, reported that the
ship had been Invaded on Thursday
night by a turbulent troop of Internal
spirits, who forthwith proceeded to
demolish everything that was breakable on bo'..-d. There were only two
old men, over 60, and a boy off 12
sleeping on the vessel at the time.
They were suddenly awakened, they
say, by a fearful clatter of chains In
the hold, and til the plates and basins
began to perform an eccentric dance.
Before the occupantB were able to
ascertain what was going on they
were nearly i-mothered by an incoming cataract of coal.
Last night the spirits were again In
the ascendant. Signor de Negri, a
Genoese shipbuilder, who owns the
brlgantine, sent posthaste for the car-
abinieri, but the military police had
scarcely begun their night watch,
loaded revolvers in hand, when they
were hit on the head with an Invisible shovel.
The report adds that the spirits
prolonged their pranks today, in the
presence of many witnesses, smashing
and overturning everything In the vessel from stem to stern.
Mrs. Hoyle—My husband is a pessimist.
Mrs. Doyle—I don't know much
nhout the different schools of medicines.
Chimneys became a part ot houso
construction as early as 1236.
A Prize Food for Prize Stock
You can rain " fall'' rim aiH have them fine ami fat for
the May market.  All you need la a little extra care and
I   "INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD."
\l/ Feed "INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD" with a combina-
I'tttf tlon °f SrounJ corn, oats and rye—and they will not only keep
■ \ healthy, but also fatten up in a way to astonish your neighbors.
The average pig- does not digest more than half of the grain fed.
The other half is wasted. "INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD"
tones up the digestive apparatus, insures perfect digestion, and thus
saves this waste in grain. " INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD"
la a purely vegetable preparation—a wonderful tonic—that keeps
hogs well and vigorous, and protects them against the
ravages of Pneumonia and Cholera,   n
M*h « *k* pnAt on ymr "fait" pigs by ftiding   ''INTERNATIONAL  STOCI
FOOD. "   Get a pail to-day from your dioltr.
INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD CO.. UMITED TORONTO
A Sure Way
I've  discovered  a  way  to  keep  a
fountain pen from leaking.
That so?     Let me In please.
Forget to put Ink In It.
Magistrate—Why did you hurl a hot
flatiron at your husband?
Mrs. HItt—My motto always wai,
"Strike while the Iron Is hot."
A Bepoy of Ipoh, Calcutta, In the
straits settlements, poured a quantity
of whisky into his eyes In order to
Inflame them and so enable him to
procure a medical order (or a pension.
Getting up ,
I am thinking ot getting myself up
regardless of cost.
Indeed; I presume that you are going to make your tailor rich.
Nothing of the kind. I am going
to buy one of those new five-dollar
alarm docks.
In a recent census ot Boy
Scouts taken for the diocese of London shows that there are now eighty
■11.11' purochia! troops, numbering 2731
officers and boys.
Glass windows were Drat used tor
light Id 1180. t
int    i»iiAiil>iiti     uWBJS1MjAKU,  tv
THE     ISLANDER
Published   avery   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
[slander Printing & Publishing Company
W, It. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18,1913.
AdwtUing rates published elsewhere in ihe paper.
Subscription prion $1.50 per year, payable in «d«not
Th, «Jit.,r L not held   himself responsible for new, expressed by
corresptiiiilents.
■ »».»■»■»«■•   to*)-
MACFARLANE    BROS, j
GREAT   MID-WINTER
SALE
MANY EXCELLENT
POSITIONS OPEN
New Federal Law Compels Ves
sels to Have More Wireless
Operators.
What the Editor has to say.
The following editorial appeared in the "B. C. Stationary
Engineer" for December, 1912:—■
Right and Wrong. Tht- distinction between the meaning of those two words is something man has been stumbling
over ever since his creation. To do right, to live right and to
have tlie conditions whereby one might enjoy a successful life
i-s now, and litis always been, the desire of every honest nnd
Upright man. Why, then, do we Hud so much that is wrong , ,
a id so many lives a failure ? /wl Q CTfl f* I JJI1P       F^tfTlQ     T
Tbe stumbling block, as it would appear, seems to be that I*   ATldViai  Ittllt       1_J! U3i  |
Owing to unfavourable
weather conditions we have
decided to continue our
Great Discount Sale for
THREE DAYS LONGER;
viz., until Wednesday night,
Jan. 22nd, 1913. Do not
miss the opportunity afford
ed by this extension of time.
Many good positions are open
to young men and women in the
field of "Wireless" and commercial telegraph service. The passage of the new federal law,
effective October 1st, compelling
all sea-going vessels to be equip;
ped with wireless instruments
and manned by two competent
operators, has created a great
demand for operators in the
marine wireless service. Federal
laws now require railways use
more operators than ever before.
The Morse Telegraph company,
opposite the Orpheum Theatre,
Seattle, operates in close connection with wireless' and commercial officials, and can place graduates in good positions. It will
pay you to write for full particulars.
ME SERVICE
Mails for Dispatch:—Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.:
Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
and Saturday, 6 a.m.
Comox and District:—Tuesday,
12.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 4.30 p.m.
Per SS. Cowichan, Sunday, at
2 p.m., and Tuesday 6 a. m.
Mails arriving:—Vancouver,
Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.: Tuesday
afternoon; Wednesday and Friday nights.
Comox District:—Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Per SS. Cowichan, Tuesday
noon and Sunday morning.
man is not willing to do the right thing hy his fellow-man, yet
a'wnys ready  to demand full measure for himself, in Other
words, pure selfishness.
The present difficulties at Cuniberland'brings this question
of right and wrong very forcibly before us.
The cause of the dispute  between  the  miners  and  the
company is ps follows : The company refused to re-instate one
of their former employees, who had been out of their employment for about three months and who in the meantime had
been in business for himself, and secondly, they had a mule
driver who was working for a contractor discharged. Tbe men
allege that the compnli// discriminated against one of tbe men
because he, along with another man, had reported to tht
government that the company mines at Ladysmith were
charged with gas and therefore unfit to work in. There
appears to be a little discrepancy here, because the other in-
fo'rwant's  relations  with  the company were apparently  not
affected.
Were .the meu justified in  going on strike under such
trifling pretexts ?
Were they justified in destroying the peace and happiness
of hundreds ol homes for the sake of two men who had no reasonable grievances ?
Would t/ou consider it right for a union tosav to yon that
you must hire some particular maid-servant because she
happens to belong to some union ?
Would you consider it right if your privilege of discharging said maid-servant was interfered with ?
The cases of tbe company and the individual employer
are synonymous. Justice is inflexible ; what applies to one
case applies to the other also.
It is regrettable that the engineers allowed themselves to
get mixed up in such a ridiculous affair. If there had been
any issne at stake that was at all justifiable, the// unquestionably would have received loyal support. The very existence
and welfare of the organisation ivou/d have been placed at
stake for their benefit; but could such  ill-advised action  be
Phone 10 P.O. Box 100 J
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B. C
t»t    T  t ■ -   *)  ->■<
\P
DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
K. ftbe & Sompany
DEALERS IN
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boot <£•
Shoes, Hardware, etc., at (he
lowest possible price*
Ten percent discount for one month
on all Dry Goods, Boots anil Shoes
K. HBE  &
DunsmL-
Cumberland, B. 6.
Dunsmuir avenue
I-
I
The Big Store
CANCELLATION OF ItKSKllVli.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
■*■" reserve existing l»y reason of
tlie notice published in the British Co
lunihiii Gazette of December 27th,
1907, is cancelled in so tar as tlie same
relatjs to the following described lands
so as topi nn it of ihe sale of thi' timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast c truer
of of Ut No 2849, Redonda Island,
New Westminster OUtrictj tbenceeasl
13 t'htvitisjth' nee north \ oniius; thence
east 19 chains;;hence stna li 25 chains;
thence west 82 chains, innr.e or less. Ii
ihe r si hound I'y of Lot Nn. "JS1'.)
in nee no.Out ly along t.heensfc lotiti
dary "f -■ id loi to tie' poinf of uom
iiionct'inetilj containing by admeasure-
mom In acres more or less.
ROBI5RT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lauds,
Victoria, B.C., Peoambtr 11th, 191i
Dee il Ui'ti
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. in. on Thursday.
FOR SALE—Holstein Bull, very
quiet. Price moderate. Apply;
Mrs. David Pickles, Denman
Island.
FOR SALE—:heap, One  Monarch Range, one year's use. Also
one heater.   Apply Mrs Heather-
ton. Happy Valley.
WANTED   TO   RENT-A five
roomed furnished house for three
months or more, and within city
limits.   Apply by letter to "M,"
Box 430, Cumberland, B.C.
FOR SALE-A number of registered  Yorkshire small   pigs,
white.   Price $3.00 each.   Fo»
particulars,  write Arthur Du-
maresq, Denman 1st.
T ooooooooooooo
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Is Barrister,   Solicitor   and
? Notary Public.
(■OOOCMOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOO.X
lorsed bv an intelligent body of men, who consider
endorse!
tin
dlze the welfa
integrity worth anything 1  Could they jeop
of the organisation in supporting  wrong actions,  no matter
wjl0 they might be committed by?    If s,. they certainly would
be betraying the trust that was placed in them by their fellow
"'"'"Agam would ask. would it he right for tbe leaders of the
labour movement to use every means of coerclon-mostly foul
means at that-to either Dace the 15 C. Association of Station,
arv Engineers tc the wall or be submissive to their dictates?
Tbe publication of the telegram and the letter orwarded to
the Cumberland Lodge in the daily papers, we are pleased to
saV brings prominently before tbe public the integrity of the
Association, and will boost for, instead of injure the organization as intended bv those who sought to do us harm.
We .1" not wish h. create the belief that we are antagonistic to the interests of the workinguiau; his interests are what
we are trying to improve. .   . ,   ,, ,,       ,.,
We understand the nomic principle thoroughly and the
uecess% of promoting unity a ng workingmen ; but would
it be right to support an  organization   that uses coercive
methods, and whose internal struggles are causing its gradual
downfall. ,        .     ,      ,       i       t ii
It is belt rtofaht foiour ruyhts sinf/ly when done, honorably
njjd always in the'rir/ht than to co-operate with another
conization and stand for something wro.it/,  for two wront/s
!
J^fe >vish to thank
our many friends and
customers for their
patronage during the
past year, and continuance of same.
We wish all the fullness of prosp rity and
happiness during the
year that is ahead.
JUlllDlUu.
1
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agent3 for Pilsener Beer
DEPARTMENT OF MINES
"C.»l Minna It uiiUtlnu Am "
BOARD OF   EXAMINEUS
NOTU E IS  HEREBY GIVES that
•he fo 1 «-i ti c 'ii iiu ii l lie Htmnl
I E> -muierh fur the. Oninb rlaitd C-■ Ii t-
riU'ii'K thoyem 1013
A |i ii i d   hy   ilni   Own r.. :   F hi k
J   \ lie-.
A tuini.tes : Clin If-    ' . rnh.ni,   Jul.
ll If l.lf.
\i pointed In thf L'uiittii uu Governn
C u .il: It hi-    HmuVta ii.
E.cftl hy th.- Miners! Willi,',, Jiintw
Al'eiii.ica:   John   I'hnui ,   tlannl
U»tah
Ai! |itrannB interacted may nbttthi full
i'.l'.iiiiBtii.n hy srplyin    It. Ihi S elm)
■ tie B Hid    Mi ' It b. it   Benders n,
C imharlai d  UU
Notb   Alternates not  aa Mhii bera .f
h,' II .ard in tint Hh-t-in'H ui ili'-M) reyn-
atly np| o nt' d tu- id c -d t" .m' tli r on,
a.CUARD MoBRIDE
Minis f ''iiu.-.
Dated tlie 2.1rd d,,y. f Dtet uibor, 11)12,
vill never make one i
it/ht.
W
1
FIRE!! FIRE!!
For absolute protection write a Policy in
the LONDON AND
LANCASHIRE  PIF.E
INSURANCE     COMPANY   of
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, S26.78S.93
WESLEY WILLARD,
Local Agent
Sim lit k Co,
FOR SALE
FIFTEEN ACHES OF GOOD
*- l.i.N'H. Six nam olmreil, Th-w
HOres i" Market Gnnlitn containing
lln«p|.Biri(?s, Strnwhrrrie!, etc.
Edward W. Bickle
NO'l'MtY PUDLIO,
t'ONVKY.lNt'K/,',
ami RK/1L ESTATE
C'UMBF./iLuNC, B. C
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Lazo School
UEALED TENDERS, Biiporacrlbed
0 " Temler for Lazo 811I160I,"
will lie received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon
of Siitui'dar, the 18th day of Jiinuaiy,
1913, for the erection anil comple-
lioo of a siuiili one-room frame school
on concrete fon'titlaiinn, at Luzo, in
the.G "inox A'lecfcnnil Distiici, B.C.
Plans, .speciiications, contract and
forms of tender may lie seen on and
nfier ibe 28thday of hecember, 1912,
t the office of Mr. Geo go Thomson,
'ioieriuiii'iit' Agent., Nanaimo ; Mr. J.
Utiirtl, G'lverniiient Agent, Cumber
land ; Mr W. J. Miller,Comox, V.I.;
ntnl t!ie Di'parinient of Public Worlta,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Copies of ibe [daiiR and specificatinns
may be obtained for purposes of ti nder-
ing on depositing acerlified chetpie of
iJlO, to be refunded on return of pb.ns
noil specifications by date teuders are
receiviil le.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bunk cheque or certin*
eate of deposit, on a chartered hank of
Canada, made payable to the Honotir-
. aide tbe Minister of Public Works, for
a stun equal to 10 per cent, of their
tender, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or
if he fail to complete the work conducted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be relumed lo them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not ha considered unless made out on tiw forms supplied,
signed with the tictual signature of tlie
tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest i r any tender not necessarily accepted,
,1. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer
■nt of Public Works,
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, 9.O., 24th December, 1018 J
tHS ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.O
" The Magnet Cash Store "
STOVES
RANGES
FURNITURE
HARDWARE
SOLE
AGENT
FOR EDISON AND
COLUMBIA   PHONOGRAPHS
ALSO GOODYEAR NON-SKID 8
PNEUMATIC AUTOMOBILE TIRES
T.EBATE
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
Synopsis ot Coal Nlnlig RegulatiHi
COAL mining ■ ii^Uta of  the Domitiiun
in Manitoba, 8>i-k-»iche*»n »i»«i AlburU,
rhoTukonTcriiiorj. thH^-rrhwettTurn
t'tries mid in » portion ti the Prvvmoe <>f
British C' luiiibi*. timy be leaned for it term
uf twent jr-uite yean «r tin unaual mntt.1 of
$1 art here. N»t more ihtu 2,500 acres
will be leased t'n-ne applicant.
Application for a ltiane uniit be made b\
the applicant iu penvntu the Agent or tub
Ag-i tot tbti district iu which the right*
Hppiied fur are situaed.
In surveyed teintury the land must bu
described by aeotiuuti,i>rlegallubdivifiuua
of sections, and iu unaurveyed ierritory
the tract applied for shall he staked out by
theapplicaut toni-elf.
Ku-.li appl'c-tiiMU must be aveompanied
by a fee of $5 which will lie refund-d if the
) ivhte applied fotaiv not available, but not
niherwine A royalty shall be paid un the
merchantable output of the mine at the
raie of live cunts per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn re'urusac
-'Hunting f<>r the full quantity of nicrvh-
antablecoal tniiied and pay the royalty
thereon. If the o»al Uiiui.g rights are
not being operated, sucn ret urns shall be
furnUhed at least one.' a year.
The lease will include the cosl minim
rights only, bet thei ssee may be permit-
'ed to purchase whatever avid able aur
face rights may he considered Herniary
f.rthe working uf the miueat the rate of
$l0 00;ti.«ce,
For full information application A\:.ulif
be made to the Secretary of the Dep.it-
i.entof the Inteiior, Otmwt,  or to   any
.-Went or bub Agiir < tDominioii Lauds
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior.
N.B- Unauihonga-d publication of this
'tdvertii-fineut will not bo paid for.
F. PIKE,
Plastering  Contractor,
Cement  Work
COUBTENAT      ■      •      -  B.C.
THE CANAMAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.-0. LL.D- D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
Gen.nl Manager
Aaalatant General Maami
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
BANKING BY MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.       a«
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.      W. T. WHITE, Manager.
NEW GOODS
ARRIVING BV EVERV BOAT AT THE
IDEAL STORE
Ladies' Waists,   Sweater Coats,    Bain
Coats, Wrappers, Nightgowns, etc.
Men's and Children's Boots and Shoes,
Sweater Coats, Hosiery and Underwear.
BLANKETS   and SHEETING
You should see our range in these two lines before
buying your winter supply, and compare our values.
We have the best line of Blankets ou the market for
the price.
-T4jyar>«e«s<4e»T ■
((
DALLOS BLOCK
Dunsmuir Ave.
J. BARRIE,
Successor ii A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,
Ice Cream,
Fruits,
Cigars and
Tobaccos
McKinnell's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
The easy and temperate man is
not he who is most valued by the
world; the virtue of his abstemiousness makes him an object of
indifference. One of the gravest
chargest against the ass is that
he can live on thistles.
Palace
Livery
THE BEST of
HORSES and
FIRST-CLASS
BUGGIES
FOR HIRE.
JAS. CAIRNS & SON, Props.
COURTENAY, B. C.
n« 16
11
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C
Phono 67
Agent for tha
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS     ,
Alex Henda son, Prom4$or
Estimate, and Deiign*. furnished
on Application
Practical
ainter
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
Kalsomining.
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,    B. C.
LAND   ACT.
Say ward Lu d District
District of Say ward
T*ke notice ihai  Lelai.d   Paul Ouyar ,
uf C'Ur:»iii»y,  B.C ,   u(0"p'*ti"H   farme1
intends tn apply for pti<mi*n-n to  put
cIihbu ti e Ml-wiii!* (!■ MTibeii lai d-:—
Commencing at a pust planuri »r. Iie<><
uf Piumpur Hay, th>ticu s> uih 12 chain-,
rhence west 50 chaiiiB ni<>re or lsS4, thenc<
followiittf shore lii>e tu point *»f louimencc-
ment, Ih'O HC'c» m re or Us*.
LELAND i AUL COVERT,
Applicant
Dated October 3. d, 1012. 28 12
Mis Si in m« will give l.*8S'>uti cti tli-
pano at her h use in Juni^le-u. fntnnTlj
(twntd by Mr. Jimea Stewart, a> hiiy
'ime by Hppuhitmeut, except   Tuos.faji.
'S
Heaters! Heaters!
Our First Shipment has just arrived, and now on ta!t. Ficts
ranging from $ tO $10
BLANKETS AND COMFORTERS
Blankets from $2.75 a pair up
Comforters from $1.75 each up
A   full  stock of Furniture, Beds,  Springe, Mattresses, and
Linoleums always on band.
It
The Furniture Store
McPhee Block
A.   McKINNON      Cumberlan   B.O
Victoria, B.O. TUOMAS' CROSSING. OumtwrlM.l, B.C
Phone 901 Sidney, B;0„ Phim« F 36. Phone S3
S.NAKANO& 6o..
REAL ESTATE and
COMMISSION AGENT
Head Okkics: E18, Fi.guaid Street,
TiCTORIA, B.C.
TIE KEN EIGLIP HOTEL
JOSEPH WALKER,
PROPRIETOR
THE BEST OF WINES, LIQUOR k CIGARS \
ALWAYS INSTOCK.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B.
Ernest T. Hanson's
Standard Bnd 8. C. White Leghnrni. Thii flock hai been tht
foundai ion of most of the la gent egg ranches in the Cowiohan
district. My whole flock <>f pullets has averaged 167 eggs per
lard in twelve months. My Pen of Pullets No. 19 il Fourth in
thri Vancouver Egg Laying Contest.
Breeding Hens for Sale
at $1 and $1.50 each
Until end of October.  Older now for Hatching Eggs and Day OM Chicks
Ernest T. Hanson, Cowichan, Y. I.
Oapltal Paid Up $11,500,000
Reserve Fund, (12,500,000
JohnWestfield
Better known as "Peg"
GENERAL TEAMING
Wood and Coal Hauled
Ice Cream Sodas
Milk Shakes
Sundaes
Candies of all descriptions—THE
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds—Best quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars—The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
THE R©YftL BANK
©F CANADA
Drafts Issued in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL, ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and lilts*
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   —     OPEN DA" "
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Bianch-OPEN THURSDAY
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why didn't ye Fpake before?
Hadn't gnt nowt to say, replied Jan
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aiKi'.t? is the somewhat melancboiy
end suggestive tide of an Interesting
article by M. Stepbane Lauzaune In
tha Matin.
* What does Abdul Hamld dream
about all day lent; in his new palace
of Beylerboy7 he asks.
Hiprh up 'her« on the drak coast
of Asia Minor, in this white castle
which tbe radiant autumn sunshine
makes whiter still, Abdul Hamid has
boon shut up for the past, eighteen
days.
A wail of mustery surrounds the d**-
throned ruler; but there is no wall
so thick *hat cannot in one way or
another be pi^ed by the curiosity
of a wbcle world. And so, In spUJ
ef all vigilenoo, In spite of guards and
walls, nnp hurra something from time
to time of Artful Hamid's life.
It in common gossip that wb.*>n
utops were take., for his removal from
Snlonlca h« flatly refused to obey.
They shall July tear me away from
here by sheer force, he exclaimed.
Taken Away by Ru3e
Bet time wsb short :*nd events were
pressing, and it would never have
done tn have exposed the sultan of
yesterday to the possibility of finding
himself caotlve in a town in the
hands nf Greeks and Bulgarians. So
other steps were taken and German
Influence was brought to hoar.
Tbe German guardship Lorelei wag
sent, oft to Snlonlca with a mission to
persuade Abdul Hamld, On board
were two princes of the Imperial Turkish family, boh uf them sons-in law of
Abdul.
As soon as the T.orH»l reached Sa-
lonica they were shown Into the ex-
sultan's presence and did their best to
convince the fallen ruler that he must
leave the place at once. But all their
persuasion could not Induce the old
man to go back upon his resolution not
to move.
They then thought, of a final argument. The commander of the Lorelei
In the gorgeous uniform of the German navy, was ushered into Abdul Hamid's presence. This at once
changed his tone of defiance.
I have every confidence, he said, In
the loyalty and friendship of the kaiser. I will under such auspices follow you all over the world.
Within an hour Abdul Ham'.d was
on board ship. His presence there
was almost immediately followed bv
a double and complete surnrlse for all
who were about him. For this ex-
sultan, who had been generally supposed to have fallen Intc a condition
bordering on Idiocy and stupidity, displayed a remarkably clear and accurate knowledge of affairs.
Talks in French
Moreover, this man, who all his life
had ne?or bapn known to speak twenty word? nf French, and who had always declared that he was quite Ignorant of that language, began to
speak French, not onlv with accuracy
but with an extraordinary good accent,
He wont, on—also In Fronch—to ask
for news concerning the members of
the German Imperial family, of which
it seemed, he knew every member.
T-To was silent and saddened for a
time when told of the death of Baron
Marschat von Blebersteln, which
seemed to) hp the only recent event of
which be knew nothing.
He was my friend, was all the ex-
sultan said cf the dead statesman.
He was very curious to know whether Sir Arthur Cnnan Doyle wis still
rmusing the world with his p'-or'ps of
the exploits of Sherlock Holmes.
Those stories, he s:'.!d, were the only
odps that ever appealed to him.
Co-nan rjovi/.   iv s«ifi   wr»«]H Mve
made a magnificent chief of police.
Enjoys Himself
Burl"? his voyage to Ash Minor,
Abdul Hamld both ate and drank
heartily. On the other hand be did
not make any use of the bathroom
which was set apart for him.
He bee/god the commander nf the
Lorelei to convey his personal remem-
hrances and thanks to Emperor William for the consideration and attention shown to him en the voyage and
he gave to each offieer either a diamond pin or a gold cigarette case
studded with diamonds.
There was but one moment nf hesi-
taf'on at th° end of ftr- voyage to
Boylerbey, 'Hi's was when he hnd to
le'-'-e th» German vessel nnd enter a
bent in which alone, he wis taken to
the Ion fling stace. Following him
were his tnn wives nnd some attendants, all of whom had gone with him'
from  r'onctantlnople  'ntn  captivity.   !
At. Beylerbey be refused to occupy
the palace itself—the place which 'n1
days aone hy sheltered nn emnro^s
of France—but decided to be Installed
in a small pavilion adjoining It,
Then, once again relnnslns Into si I
lence, and appearing to he entirely in-'
different to all around him, he be-j
came absorbed  In  thought.
The phase did not 'ait l^ng. for he]
soon began to take an ln*ercat in the
fowls and t'—keys In n courtyard below, and called for som° corn to feci
them. And a little later he called
'or som.' aflfu-fl   milk to drink.
In Luck
The codfish, said the professor,
lays more than a million eggs.
It is mighty lucky fjr the codfish
that she doesn't have to cackle over
every egg, said a student who came
trom a farm.
t-WMniirnniiT*
A retired naval officer spent a week,
end   at   Magnolia,   Mass.,   where   lie
weaned a circle of friends    by    his 1
never-ending prattle of colorless  re-!
minlscences.      After he had  retired
for tlie night a judge advocate who had |
known   him   for   years   remarked  ;o
the group:
We call hfm the 11 Inch bun.
Why? askod a lady from Chicago?
Well, madam, he is as big a bore
as we ever iiad In the navy.
Encouragement
She—It must be a hard blow to a
man to be rejected by a woman.
He—Indeed it must.
She—Do you know I don't think I
could ever have the heart to do It.
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After Five Yaara of Suffering—Thrae
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Why he was Fired
new   reportev   turned   In
The   new   reportev   turned   In   hi.
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Within tlie next seven days work on
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tlve of the Sydney Morning Herald,I River at Mile 79 B.C., along the lino
Mr. Herpin, who is now 60 years ot j of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
age, stated that he passes his nights I will have been completed and the steel
In a chair, not even momentarily I gangs will move forward to commence
experiencing drowsiness. I the construction of the three remain-
He was attacked hy   this   Strang's | ing steel structures of_this   kind   hi
story, With the usual names of committee women.
He lingered around the city editor's
desk as the hour for the paper to go
to press drew near.
Funny thing happened at that bas-
\ aar to-night, he said casually, as con-
I versntlou lagged.
What was that? asked the city editor?
Oh, nothing much.     One   of   th.
j booths caught (lie and they put it out
i with lemonade.
j    He never know why ho was fired.
malady shortly after the death of hia
wife more tnan thirty years ago.
Mr. Herpin Btates that he suffers
no Inconvenience from this prolonged
insomnia, and often dreams while he
Is awake. lie has come to the conclusion that sleep |s not necessary to
a man and Is delighted at the Idea that
he has not .ost a great part of his
life in unconsciousness.
Debt to Silence
What a debt we owe to medical
science! ho raid, as he put down the
paper.
Good heavens! Bhe exclaimed, haven't you paid that doctor's bill?
tween that point and Fort George.
At the bottom of the ocenn watJf
is much colder than at the top.
Post-Mortem Chat
Two Irishmen wera working on the
roof of a building one day wheu ono
made a misstep and fell to the ground.
Are yez dead or alive, Mike?
Ol'm alive,  said  Mike,  feehly.
Sure you're such a liar Ol don't
know whether to believe yez or not.
Well then, Ol must be dead, said
Mike, for yez would never dare to
call me a liar If OI wor alive.
In Paris recently Caslmlr Gras while
occupied in a burglary at a cafe at
Gargan, France, coolly served two
customers Who entered, and mistoot;
Mm for tiie landlord, and then contin
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Its Class
Unhorsing a rival in the old day3
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modern holiday in a busy lite.
How so?
It was taking a knight oft.
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An elderly suburbanite, who prides
And I himself upon his   methodical   habits,
pho-  was showing to nn overnight guest a
tographer smilingly assured her that  particularly handsome chiming clock.
all waa well. As for John Willie, ho
was as meek as a lamb. Only when
they reached home did his mother attempt to discover the reason.
Muvver, John Willie explained, lie
looked terrible at me, and said: Now
thpn, you ugly little beast, If you don't
keep your twisting carcase still I'll
skin you alive!
She—Don't you hate those women
who try to net like men?
He—Yes. so few ot them try to ac:i to figure out how much time you have,
like gentlemen. wasted.   This is an eight-day clock. I
It. was 10.30 ('clock and the host proceeded to wind up the timepiece.
For thirty-five years said he, I have
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A FOOTBALL
MYSTERY
Story of the Gridiron %
By F. A. MITCHEL |
"Aunt Augusta. It's time you were
married. Yuu must be thirty years
old."
"1 shall not be married. Ethel, dear.
If I were to hare « husband I would
Dure had one a doten yearn ago."
"A romance! Why. aunty, I never
knew yuu had one. You are such a
precise, prim little body. Waa tie aa
gentle a man as you are a woman?"
"Not at all. Persona of uppoaltti
makeup are more apt to mute tliitii
those who are similar. My lover waa
I young giant in strength. Be once
carried me over a stream of water
deep enough to cover bim to hla waist
nnd with a current so swift that few
men could bare kept their feet In II
unburdened. I repaid him by couching
Mm for ID examination"
"You couched blm! Why. aunty, 1
didn't know yuu went to college."
"I didn't take tbe college course, but
I lived here in this college town and
followed Arthur through bis studies."
"On purpose to help bltuY"
"Yes. but I enjoyed It"
"Tell me all about yonr romance
Did be Jilt your'
"No: be died. Rut 1 wouldn't like to
tell you about It. because there was a
mystery concerning bis death—something uncauny. Though It was twelve
years ago. t rxti't to this day talk
■bout It wltboul helng appalled as I
was then."
There waa a brief alienee, after
which tbe lady continued:
"Nevertheless there is on* person,
and only one. for whom I shall make
the effort i shall give yon, my dearest
niece, the story or all I know of It.
•and when I bare told It to you I shall
never apeuk of It again."
"Oh, aunty!" The girl put ber arm
■bout the siieaker.
"Arthur and I attended tbe high
•rhool together." the lady began, "and
It was tbe upposltenes* of our makeup
that drew us together. Arthur wax not
■ dull scholar, but waa born with a ape
rial leaning to athletic sports. He knew
•II the ways of making n baseball dn
what be wished It to do. was a splendid
tennis player and bad won a rbatu
plonahlp at golf.
"But It was on the football Held that
he won his most brilliant triumphs
Be so distinguished himself nt this
while In the btgh school that repre
aentattres from different colleges came
to see him play, und the year before
be went to the university athletic roan
agers from Harvard, Yale. Princeton
■nd other colleges bid against line
another to get hlin for their respective
colleges that he might become a mem
ber of the university team, some ot
them offering to pay his wsy through
college If he would Jnlu them.
"These big. strong fellows are apt to
hare some weakness. Arthur's weak
point was an Inability to decide small
things. In this be relied upon me. He
asked me which. If any. of tbe prop
osltions he should accept, and I. wishing to keep blm near me. told him I
thought be'd better enter our own col
lege here. Resides, my father was a
professor here, and I was Interested In
tbe college. I didn't wish him to accept any pecuniary assistance for playing athletic games, aud our university, being oue of tht smaller ones,
could pay nothing.
"Bo Arthur stayed with ns. and it
was well he did. for I was enabled to
help him through. He had the greatest admiration for my ability to solve
some mathematical problem or comprehend a logical sequence, while I iorrd
■nd admired him for bis manly
strength. What drew me to him most
was his unconsciousness of the value
of that strength whlcb 1 prised so highly. But It Is natural for weak woman
to admire physical strength In man.
"Harlng Arthur here, we took an In-
Interest In athletics that we had never
taken before, and, since he was devoted
to football and would add greatly to
the chances nf any team be played
with, our boys became Interested in
entering tbe Held In tha annual game
with tbe big colleges. While Arthur
was in college John Spangler was here
■nd was made captain of tht football
team. Baring ■ tower of strength In
Arthur, Spungler succeeded In making
np a fine team, especially the one that
entered for the annual game against
tht othtr colleges, for tht autumn pre
Tioae to Arthur's graduation.
"Arthur ordinarily waa laiy. It required something eery exciting to
canst him to nst hit strength, but
when thoroughly aroused be was like
■ charging elephant. Captain Spangler
was constantly coming to me bewailing the fact that be couldn't gel his
main man to he regular at practice
■nd when he did practice It seemed Impossible to wske him up to his work.
Many a time I waa obliged to get several girls together and go out on to the
practice Held In order that by my presence 1 might Inspire Arthur to do good
work.
"One thing of great Importance was
kept from me. Spangler knew It and
shonld bare told me. but be felt sure
that If he did tell mt tbe team would
be deprived of Arthur's assistance In
'he game. And without Arthur the
tttia would hire no chance for winning tbe annual game. What they
concealed from ot for fear of losing
Urn ud whit bt etKotltd from st
«♦*«♦» I bees nst Tie knew It would throw mt
* I Into Indnite distress was that be bad
j shown symptoms of a weak heart In-
j deed, a doctor had warned blm that
; any great exertion or excitement might
| cause him to drup deud.
"I can never think or speak of my
i efforts to encourage Arthur to win tbe
game for bis college without suffering.
If nuy one who knew or his weuknesa
bad mid me of It Arthur might baft
been ullve today. I don't blame him,
but 1 do blame them.
"Arthur carried his tesm through all
the games preliminary to the one for
! tbe championship successfully, and
when the two colleges which were lo
play tbe tlnnl game went out on to tbe
gridiron they were our college and
Yale. There had been enough honor
In our having achieved sucb a position
without this meeting, for no ont ex-,
peeled that we could beat Yale. Indeed. It was partly lurk that bad enabled us to heat Princeton, whlcb gave
us the right to play I lie gome for the
championship. A presentiment of evil
came over me. from wheuce 1 knew
not. and I wished our team would girt
Yale the game without a contest.
"The nfternnou late In November.
that the game was played was bright
and the air crisp. Just tbe conditions
for a trial of physical strength and
skill. When our Imys went out on to
tbe Held a great shout arose from the
spectators, for all sympathised with a
college comprising but a thousand students matched against one comprising
several thousand. 1 could see Arthur,
standing a head above bis fellows.
Indeed, before Ihe klckoff be came
very near where I eat and wared hla
hand to me. He looked aa well aa 1
had ever seen blm. and when I smiled
at blm 1 could see that It affected him
like some Invigorating draft.
"While tbe ball was In play at a
critical moment aomethlng-a place of
timber. I bellere-broke in the stand
where I wss sitting. For ■ moment It
caused some commotion among those
sitting an tbe bourde. The teams were
fighting for the ball Just below us. and
Arthur bearing tbe crack or seeing tbe
stir, thinking I was In danger, turned
his attention to me. fleeing blm standing regardless of bis work, 1 arose In
my seat and waved to blm. This turned blm back to tbe game Just In time.
"Our team was certainly a wonder
for so small ■ college and from the
very beginning gave Its opponents
all tbey could do to prevent our boys
from scoring, to say uothlng of scoring themselves. Indeed, neither aide
scored during the early part of tbe
struggle. But Just before tbe Brst rest
Ysle made a touchdown. Soon after
this henry, wintry clouds cbsuged tbe
face of the day. aud since the game
had begun at a late hour It waa difficult for tbe spectators to see what
was going on on the tteld. A fierce
tussle was In progress for tbe ball
when everything suddenly stopped. I
knew that an accident bnd occurred
and was quite sure some one was being carried off tbe grldlrou. But so
many persons Intervened between me
nnd those removing him that 1 could
see little of what was taking place.
"A chill, whether from the over-
hnnglug clouds or the accident, seemed
to sweep across the field like a breeze
from an Icels-rg. Nothing was done
for some minutes. Then the game
recommenced. But by this time It
was so dark that It was Impossible for
us spectators to see what was happening on tbe gridiron. Oue gigantic
form i could discern, whlcb 1 took to
he Arthur's In the thick of the tight
and whenever be threw himself against
his opponents they gave way. 1 remarked to a girl sitting beside me
that Arthur was doing herculean
feats. She gave me a slugular look, a
Inuk 1 shsll never forget.
•"Don't yon see him?' I asked.
'Isn't lhat hlg man driving through
those fellows Arthur?'
"She gnve me another of those looks,
but made no reply.
"At that moment our boys made a
touchdown aud kicked a goal, and
some one cried. 'The only game ever
won by so small a college against so
large a oue." Then everybody arose,
nnd Ihe throng poured out of the iu
closure.
"I couldn't understand why 1 was
looked at so strangely hy nil who knew
me. If I spoke to any of them 1 was
answered In monosyllables. What did
It mean? Oue thing I missed. I expected to hear persons enthusiastically
giving Arthur credit for having by bis
prowess turned tbe scale lu favor of
our college. His inline wss not mentioned hy my friends, who surrounded
me and seemed tu be forming a sort of
guard about me to keep me from Ibe
others. When I got home I went up
to my room to lay aside my wraps.
Then my mother came In. I saw that
something awful had happened.
"It waa Arthur who was carried off
the field. During a scrimmage be was
seen to fall and lie still, bis face white
■a a sheet. Tbe play waa stopped. A
physician put his bund on Arthur's
heart and It waa found tu have stopped
heating''
Tbe sifter paused, and ber nlect
■ sked:
"Who was the large figure In the
game you tbougbt waa Arthur after bt
had fallen'/"
"1 don't know. I was the only per-
sou present, so far mt I could learn,
who saw him. I believed that he was
Arthur In spirit and that he remained
uu the field to help his comrades In
the flesh. But tbat was some years
ago. Now I don't know what to think
about It. Yet with my own eyes I
saw him, and I knew that bnd It not
been for blm his team would not have
performed tbe remarkable work of
winning against tbe college tout 1 have
always considered stands highest of
all American universities In athletics."
"Aunty. I can understand whi eon
do not marry."
ATTACKS OF HICCUPS.  ' KEPT AN EYE ON THE HOUSE.   A MEDIAEVAL CUSTOM.
If  Persistant   Th.y   May  Carry   With
Them a Grave Warning.
Hiccup la tbe spasmodic contraction
of tbt diaphragm. It may be a symptom of tbe most trivial importance that
yields to tbt simplest kind of treatment or of a serious and Intractable
affection thai persists tot a long time
and oven produces death by exhaustion.
No one may nope to oe entirely fret
from hiccup; In Its simple form It is
extremely frequent but upon the
whole It Is more common with children
tbau wltb adults.
Sometimes the attack comes on without any apparent cause,, but It may
follow a sudden chill, such as that
caused by stepping from a warm bed
to a cold room: it may accompany a
violent fit or crying, or It may tie due
to the dtsteoslou ot tbe stomach by
food ur gus. Severe fright or nervous |
shock bus also been known to lead
lu Intractable attacks ot uiccups.
A feeble infant wltb whom hiccup
comes to be ut daily occurence ofteu
fulls Into a state or extreme exhnus
tlon. In sucb a case great care should
be taken tu ward off ur put an early
atop to the attack.
Where there Is any serious disorder
of tbe abdominal urgsns. persistent
hiccup la s disquieting symptom, and
when It occurs as uu accompaniment
uf kidney disease It Is almost always
of grave sign I tlca lice.
In simple cases eery slight measures
■re sufficient tu put an eud to tbe
ati'.t-k. Anything thut causes a feeling ot siiffncutioii will generally effect
a cure, because that feeling uattirnlly
results in a forced contraction or tbt
diaphragm One uld fashioned remedy
Is tbe slow sipping of a glass of water;
another la tbe drawing and holding of
deep breaths at regular intervals.
In tbe cast of small battles, a mere
change uf position will sometimes stop
an attack When tbe hiccup does not
yield promptly to simple measures,
carerui search should bt made for the
cause la tbe case of Infanta or small
children, this Is usual'y connected with
tbt diet—Youth's Cumpanlun.
A Neighborly Act That R.auitao In •
Comedy ot Error..
, A gentleman aud hla wife occupying
■ villa lu s London suburb asked a
neighbor to "keep on eye oil the place"
while tbey were away ou their an-
jnal holiday. The neighbor consented
and on the first night or his caret a k-
Ing noticed a light lo the bedroom of
tbe presumably uuts-cupied house and
saw tht light extinguished.
Accompanied liy a policeman, tbt
neighbor made a forcible entrance
through the scullery window, aud quietly the two men made their way to tbt
bedroom. Tbe light of the constables
bullseyt disclosed the head ot a man
In bed, aud the policeman promptly
drew bis truncheon.
As promptly tbe occupant of Ibe bed
sprang out and a desperate struggle
began. Simultaneously a lady dashed
across tbt room slirieklns, threw open
the window and at considerable peril
clambered out. A second constable,
passing at Ihe moment, concluded that
tbe lady was bent on suicide and. entering the trout garden, neid himself
In readiness to cntcb the woman, who
appeared lo be about to mug herself to
tbe ground.
Tbe neighbor, however, dragged tht
lady hack Into tbe room, and then tht
truth began to assert Itself. The-captured Invader or the empty bouse and
the escaping lady were the occupant
and his wife, who bad suddenly changed their holiday arrangements without
Informing their too vigilant neighbor.—
London Globe.
KISSING IN ENGLAND.
Its Pr.val.no. at Ont Time Used tt
Puxzl. Foreign Visitors.
Kissing, which bus been officially
prohibited at Ibe railway station of
Sarmeu. In Switzerland, flourished in
England In Ihe seventeentb century to
sucb an exteui that thi) foreign visitor
was bewildered by Its prevalence.
Nlcolaus de Beibleu. who traveled In
England In l«u:i. writes tbat "my
brother aud I behaved very rudely ou
one occasion, being unaware thut It
was customary lu tuat country to kiss
tbe corner of the mouth of ladles, Instead of shaking hands, us we dn In
Hungary. We were Invited Id dine at
the house ot a gentleman or nlirti rank
and round ms wife and three daughters (oue of them married, ready to rt
ceive ns. We kissed the girls, hut not
the married ladles, sud thereby greatly
offended tbe latter. Duval apologized
for our blunder und told us thai wben
saluting we must always kiss tht
senior lady first and leave tbe girls to
Ihe last."
The learned and sedate Erasmus In
14111) wrote a l.ntln letter from England to bis friend i'nnsto Anfrnlinl
advising blm to come here at once.
for. he remarks: "Here are girls with
angels' fares who will receive you
with kisses. They come to visit you,
kisses again. Should they meet yon
anywhere, kisses In abundance—In
fine, wherever you move there la nothing hut kisses."
In Mini a Bohemian nobleman named
Leo von llozmitnl visited England and
In the ".Touriiul nf His Travel," published lu 1.177. he uoted. "It Is tbt
custom there that on the arrival of *
distinguished stranger from foreign
parts tbe hostess with all her family
goes out to meet blm and the guests
are required to kiss them all. slid this
among the English was ihe same aa
shaking hands among other untlono."—
Chicago News.
Pythons Uk. Milk.
"Tbt fondness or pyiuuus for milk
Is notorious." snld an ottlcinl or the
r.oo "A python will follow a bowl ot
milk for miles aud then be perfectly
satisfied with the milk ns a reward
for Its Journey. In India sometimes
the natives In traveling through the
forests carry a torch ahead for rear or
wild animals, and one man will unug
up the rear carrying a bowl of milk.
In thla way tbey sometimes enter •
town, followed hy half a doten pythons, aa tbey auy In India, 'wagging
their tails behind them.' "-Ntw York
Timet,
Ntt Worrying.
Young Witt—I want you to promlst
me one thing. If we would avoid trouble we must live within our means,
and to help me In doing this I want
your promise that you will never run
In debt Young Hnshand-I will prom-
Ise. my love. If I ever get In debt I'll
let the otber fellows du tbe running.
Will and Won't
"la yer gwme ter let dat roewel do
as he pleases?" asked Cnole Kphriuni't
wife.   "Wha's you' will power?''
"My will power's all right" he answered. "Yon Jest whui ter come out
hyar an' measure dis nere mewtlt
wou't power."-Chrlstlan Register.
FRENCH ZOUAVES.
Thtat Flghl.re Wtn Their Greatest
Fame In tht Crimea.
Ont of tbt most interesting clans of
soldi.™ of modern times bus been tht
Kreuch corps called tbe zouaves. Thla
body ot daring tnd picturesquely attired fighters reached tbe heights ot
lu reputation during the Crimean war.
Tbe »tnavt corps at tbat time wat
supposed to consist of frenchmen It
was. huwever. quite International,
tlnct many daring young foreigner*
had Joined It and It waa known to Include In Ita ranks men from Oxford,
liottlngen nnd otber universities. II la
probable that a majority of Its members
were In It more for love or fighting
than for any lore of country.
It Is uot strange, therefore, that Ita
fame aa a fighting body shonld have
spread throughout tbe world. Wbeu
our war hetween the states broke out
several corps of toiiaves, wealing lb*
glittering oriental uniforms of th*
French corps or a modification of tbem.
were formed on both sides. On tbt
niilnn side Ibe best known was tbat
corps commanded by Elmer Ellsworth,
u young officer from New York nnd
the first killed nn tbe Onion side. In
lb* Confederacy the most famous corps
nf zouaves was that called the "Louisiana Tigers."
While in American military life th*
zouave uniform has practically disappeared. In Knmce the zouave oame
and uniform stll' survive—Harper's
Weekly.
The Queer Chameleon.
There Is nothing in tbe world will Induce a chameleon to take even tbt
slightest apparent Interest In Its surroundings unless It be tbe sight of
what It considers a toothsome Insect
ibe chameleon's method of taking Ita
prey Is very curious, being effected by
shooting out mi enormously long,
wormlike tongue, the end of which is
clubbed hud covered with s viscid secretion, to wbtcb tbe Insects stick snd
are thus drawn Into Ita month. The actual projection of the tongue Is made
with marvelous rapidity. The eyes ot
the chameleon nre very curious. They
art very large, but with tbe exception
of a small o]iening In the center, art
covered with skin. Tbey are also entirely Independent ot euch other, with
the result that occasionally tbe creature ts looking forward over Its nose
with one eye. while with the other It la
intently watching something directly
behind It
Lord   Mayer   ol   London   Slili   Goes
I      Through an Ancient Ceremony.
Perhaps no more curious or unique
survival of a medieval custom is wit-
j liessed anywhere ill Europe than that
I when takes place every Lord Mayor's
| day in London. This is an oilicial visit
, ol the Lord Mayor to tlie law courts.
|     In   bygone   days   tile   King  liiin-eif
i awaited at Westminster the coming of
■ tlie lord mayor in a chariot of state.
j with   a   sword-bearer,    mace-holder.
: chaplain    and    gorgeously    liveried
' coachmen   and   footmen,    Xhs  form*
have been changed, and the visit is
now paid to the high court, hut the
spirit of tlie act remains, fur Ihe It rd
mayor opens his term in the Mansion
House  with   a   ceremonial   involving
recognition ot the supreme authority
oi the crown.
The instrument nsed lor expressing
this traditional idea is nn old-tashinll.
ed cocked hat. Then the lord mayor,
in his robes of office, enters the hign
court with his retinue in costume ho
solemnly lilts his cocked list three
times from his head and salutes the
Lord Chief Justice and the justices.
The judges wear robes and wigs
when in court, '■'or Lord Mayor's
Day they have also flat black cap
which can be slipped over the top id
the wig. The Lord l.hiet Justice and
his associates return the lord mayor's
salute gravely, but t,iey do not take
off their black caps. Were they to do
this they would pltc« the crown upon
a level ol equality Mil. the municipality. They greet fw lord mayor without uncovering their heads and the
principle of the supremacy of t'.ie
crown is safe.
The lord mayor with his retinue sub-
sequently visits the judges in other
courts, ttfinvite them to the Guildhall
banquet. When the rustling noise ol
the procession is heard each judge
fumbles in a drawer, pulls out n little
square cf black cloth, - d crowns his
wig with it. The lord mayor takes
oS his three-cornered hat tl ree tiniee
and the justice on the bench bows
but remains covered.
In all this byplay of cock: J hat and
black cap is preserved the ancient tradition of the supremacy of the British
crown.
Tee Strong.
A young woman from tbe west who
lately has been admitted to the Intimacy of "the artistic set" of Washington recently msde this query of an
artist wltb reference tu tht work of a
fellow painter:
"Why does Blank stand off and half
shut his eyes wben he looks at the pictures he Is painting? Wben I visited
hla studio tbt otber day be made mt
do It too."
"Tbe explanation la almple enough."
said tbe otber. "Did you ever try to
look at tbem wltb your eyes wldt
•pen? Well, don't; you can't stand It"
-New York Press.
He Must It Shy.
"Pretty bashful tort of chap, lan'l
ntr
"Bashful? I should say so. Ht't tbt
kind of fellow wbo'd stammer and
stutter and break and run If opportunity came up smiling and tried to
shake hands with blm."—St Loult
Republican,
8omt Wag.
Prond Father-In the aweet garde*
of our home, sir, my daughter is a
blushing rosebud Waggish Visitor—
And von. or course, are tbt poppy.—
Baltimore American.
Bankrupt
She icomplalnlnglyi-Yon don't pay
me compliments ss yon  used  to do.
He - No;   I've  suspended  paymentl—
London Telegraph.
Wisdom Is knowing what to do next;
skill la knowing bow to do It ud rlr-
iii. la doing It—Jordan.
Lota ot 'Em.
She—It says here that a man In Kansas nas a chicken that can dance snd
tries to sing He-Wby, the stage la
crowded with tbem already.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Industry keeps th* body healthy. Iht
mind clear, the heart wbolt and tbt
ours* rull.-Slmmuu*.
Chopping Sticks In Court.
Quaint ceremonies are perpetuated
in London and one of the most curious is that of chopping sticks iu
court, as the annual rendering of quit
rent services by the corporation to the
crown.
This took place at the Law Courts
in the presence of a large gathering
the other day, before the King's Remembrancer, Sir John Macdonell.
St John was assisted by Mr. H. A.
Hence, chief clerk ol the King's Remembrancer's Department, who made
the usual proclamation to the tenants
and occupiers of a piece ol waste
ground called "The Moors," in III?
county of Salop, to "come forth and
do your service." Then Hie city soli,
citor cut one faggot with a hatchet
and another with a billhook. "Good
service" was the acknowledgment by
the   King's  Remembrancer.
Following that, the tenants and
occupiers of a tenement called "The
Forge," in the parish of St. Clement
Danes, were exhorted to come forth
and do Berviee.
Six horse shoes and sixty-one nails
were counted by the city solicitor, and
acknowledged by the King's Remembrancer.to be a good number.
This was the first occasion on which
Sir John Macdonell had officiated as
King's Remembrancer since he succeeded Sir James Mellor.
Curate Confounded-
James Macpherson was one nf the
preachers of Primitive Methodism.
An amusing story is told of how. ou
one occasion, he put to shame a rather
pompous curate. The two passing a
Primitive Methodist chapel, the cur.
ate, either greatly daring or greatly
ignorant, remarked with a flneer, "The
preachers ol that chapel are an igncr-
ant set of men; they cannot even read
the Bible." "Well." said Mr. Macpherson, "I am one of their ministers.
Suppose we read a chapter together,
verse by verse. Have you got your
Greek Testament with you?" "No,
■ir." "I've got mine," said Mr. Macpherson. "Now, let's begin.' He read
the first verse, but tlie curate could
not read the next; he did not know
Greek 1
Ha Knew His Society.
In "Things I Can Tell" Lord Ross-
more gives this gem: The llrst time
he dined with the late Consuelo Duchess of Manchester he confused Port*
man square with Portland place and
drove to the wrong house, interrogating the butler at H6 Portland pluce,
he said, "D'ye think it could he Portland street." "He eyed mo with the
critical, comprehensive look of a butler woo reads his Morning Post and
said coldly, 'No. sir, certainly not—
not if she's a real duchess'."
Peacocks' Feathers.
Peacock feathers ax« said to bring
111 luck. The origin of this tradition
ia Interesting. It is found in Pal-
grave's work on central and east Arabia, where the traveler says that, according to Mohammedan tradition,
the peacock opened the wieket of para.
diss to admit the devil and received
a very ample share of the devil's own
punishment.
Original Meaning of "Snob."
"Snob'' meant originally In tlie land
of its origin a person of plebeian station, considered from the height ol
"birth." It wob a word usH witli the
downward eye and upwail nose of
superior station or assigned to tht
haughty by popular convention. Then
Thackeray took It and rebuked with it
the social ambitions of the vulgar.
Duke'j Pipe of Peace.
The Duke of Connought, while tour
ng through th3 Canadian provinces,
iaid a series of visits at Kcgina. in
-onnection with the opening of the
Parliament Buildings, tne Provincial
Government presented Hit Royal
Ugliness with a beautilul Indian pip*
I peat.!.
PYGMY RACE IS FOUND
An Invaluable Discovery From a
Scientific Point of View.
A. F. Wollaston, Reporting on th
Expedition Sent Out by the Britisl
Ornithologists' Union to Explor
Dutch New Guinea, Cry* He Ha
Found the Most Primitive Race o,
Men ..nown.
Under the title "Pygmies, an! tha
Papuans," hy A. K. Wollaston, th*
report is presented by the expedition
Hint was sent out by the British Orni.
thologiate' Colon to expl< re the inter-
i *r if Dutch N?w Guinea. The report
if of considerable general interest ou
account 11 thi new race of pygmies
discovered, and from a scientific, point
of view is invaluable, since it describes the grea'e^t ornithological collection ever gathered in the country.
The data about the Papuans is also,
important, lor the inhabitants of
Dutch New Guinea ar? <iot well
known, es.iecially those vh.i dwell inland. Up to the present time most of
the observations of these people have
been made by Dutch explorers, and
it is a peculiar honor that lell to the
British .xpedi'ion to be the firs', whit*
men to explore a country belonging
to another European nation.
The expedition had to cr-itend with
a great obstacle in unlamiiiarity with
the language ol the Papuans, but returned with a complete vocabulary ot
Pi.puan words and sounds which ought
to be of great value to any subsequent expedition especially since tht)
account of tht pygmies is likely to
arouse the greatest interest in scientific circles.
These people appear to be the most
primitive yet encountered, their civilisation being in most respects lower
than that ol the Bushmen, although
they appear to have some sort of instinctive morality that is not possessed hy other primitive tribes lhat might
be mentioned. For instance, thi explorers found the men to be extremely
inodost. They were greatly embarrassed when asked to remove tlie curious
bags they carried upon their lacks,
though they were otherwise destitute
of clothing.
They seemed to think it an impro-
prety to disrobe themselves ol thes*
bags in the presence ol white men,
and when they were induced to take
then, off they invariably retired to the
forest to do so, and then bashfully returned to the white men. They ate
apparently, an inoffensive race, and
there was no evidence ot the bloodthirsty characteristic that distinguished certain nf the Papuans.
The expedition took measurements
of about forty adult men. most of
them in the prime of life. Their average height was found to he 4 feet
0 inches, some of them being 'ess than
4 feet 6 inches, and the average being
made up probably by the inclusion of
a few half-breeds, the product of «
union nf Papuans and.pygmies, Tho
explorers emphasize tlie fact that they
did not look like stunted men who
might have been bigger, but like miniature men.
They nre cleanly built and active,
with well-made legs which were in
contrast to the thin-shanked Papuans.
This feoture is explained Ly the tact
that they dwell in the hills, and hill-
men, as a rule, have well-shaped
muscular legs.
Tho color of their skin is paler than
that of the Papuans, some of them
being almost yellow, but since they
were one and all indescribably dirty
it was difficult to be certain what th*
natural color was, a black oily mixture that they smeared over themselves makinr observations on this
point fruitless. The hair is short,
woolly and black, but some nf them
mix a sort of lime or mud st it to
give a lighter appearance, tin ugh Mr.
Wollaston is of opinion that he saw
some genuine brown hair among th*
men.
Oddly enough the men grow bald
at a comparatively early age. although
most of them wear no covering upon
their heads at all. The nose of the
pygmy is straight and very wide at
the nostrils, and the upper lip uf many
is very long and curiously convex
The eyes, too, are noticeably lnrg-*
and round, giving the pygmies .
Honieivhnt melancholy and dog-Ilk.-
look. Tlie ornaments are few and
sirdplo, nnd tattooing appears to bo
unknown among them, though they
followed the custom of piercing tins
ears ami nostrils, and in the >lips car.
riod hits of polished lw.no and other
ourious   trinkets.
Those pygmies dwell In no regular
villages, which may explain the fact
that they have escaped the .hserva-
lion oi explorers until tho present
time, but wander among the hills,
subsisting on roots, herbs snd such
animals as they can snare or kill with
their bowH. Their huts are remarkable well constructed uf psim leal
fans, and the pygmies occupy them
in family groups. The only metal
tool or instrument they use is a small
wedge-shaped piece of iron, one inch
by two inches, inserted into a wooden
handle This they use as an axe,
and tho explorers say fc'p t with no
other iinploment they h.:ve cleared
many acres of dense forest, and have
even felled trees ol twelve and fifteen,
leet in cirourr' -ence alter the toil ol
many weeks.
They nio fire makers, and hy friction
of a piece ol rattan and tirder they
can produce a blaze in a few seconds.
Tho Pygmies are on friendly term)
with the Papuans ol the I > «e country
■nd frequently visit them for the purposes of barter. They cr.£ tobacco
in the hills, and the Papuans do not.
so they ar* welcomed when they come
down w!.h a store of the bitter weed,
which thoy smoke in tlie form of
cigarettes.
It they hsve snv religirt. at all. tha
explorers were unable to discover it,
but of course the absentc •■' a satis,
factory medium of conversation would
prevent the exchange of U'eas on abstract subjeita. The Papuans seem
to be little better off, lor thev have
no religion either and the idols they
oarve are treated with contempt ot
dtritloo. Hits 1SLANDKK, CLS1BKK1.AM)
CORPORATION   OF  THE  CITY   OF  CUMBERLAND
STATEMENT   OF   ACCOUNTS
For the Year ending December 31st, 1912.
RECEIPTS
Trades License  $3300.00
Heal Estate...  8747.13
Drain Account  30.00
Scale Account   18.25
Dog Tax  39.00
1'ound Account  31.60
Hall Account  780.00
I'olice Account  729.75
Watchman Account  425.00
Scavenger Account  1298.75
Isolation Hospital  68.00
City Road Tax  742.00
Cement Sidewalks  603.45
Total Receipts for Year 1912     $11812.83
Balance Cash on Hand January 1st, 1912     657.44
Total Cash for 1912 $12470.27
Demand Loans Royal Bank $ 2000.00
EXPENDITURES
Advertising 	
Cement Sidewalks	
Drains—B. C. Pottery    $222.50
Wages     940.00
Freight, Powder etc       64.20
Dog Tags 	
Election Accounts	
Fire Protection—New Hose     516.25
Fire Men etc       44.10
Fuel Account	
Health Account-
$  85.85
603.45
1226.60
3.80
68.52
Medical Officer     125.00
Fumigation, etc.       52.85
Hall Account, Repairs etc. 	
Interest Account	
Isolation Hospital  	
Loans Paid Royal Bank.  	
Light, Street, Halls and Repairs	
Office 	
Police Station, Repairs	
Pound Account, Refund Oscar Davis, etc	
Police Specials  	
Refund Road Tax	
Refund Real Estate Mrs. Pirioni 	
Sundries—Travelling Expenses       50.00
P. P. Harrison       183.50
A. Pickard       85.00
Sports and Band     150.00
W. S. D. Siddall       80.00
Sundry Items..     186.00
Street Account	
Stable Account, A. B. Crawford     345.50
Sundry Accounts        25.65
Total Cash Receipts and Loans.
Showing a Deficit of 	
.$14470.27
$14749.39
Sidewalks 	
Scale Inspection	
Scavenger Account	
Sewers, connecting same for Jos. McPhee	
W. Matheson ..
Thos. Edwards.
D. Kilpatrick..
Toool Account  ...
Salaries, Jno. R. Gray ...   _•__
Jno. Thomson	
F. Monaco	
A. MacKinnon 	
Jas. Abrams 	
Conn.
35.70
47.10
18.40
38.15
Thos.
$279.12 Cost of Public and High School.
Total Expenditure
560.35
38.02
177.86
427.05
353.80
46.20
2000.00
494.40
94.70
20.00
19.50
135.00
54.00
15.00
734.70
67.00
371.15
121.79
3.50
34.88
139.35
17.50
960.00
960.00
900.00
420.00
300.00
180.00
3115.45
$14749.39
ASSETS
Due for Sewer Connections and Materials for same
Joseph McPhee  $  35.70
W. Matheson  47.10
Thomas Edwards  18.40
D. Kilpatrick  38.35
Real Estate Taxes Due to December 31st, 1912  1542.35
City Buildings and Lots (estimated)  2000.00
Fire Hall and Apparatus      "           1200.00
Safe                                   "           250.00
Horse,Wagon,Cart,Harness "           300.00
Isolation Hospital                "           600.00
Sewer Pipes  100.00
Scavenger  70.00
Total Assets
$6201.90
LIABILITIES
Demand Loans, Royal Bank of Canada       $3000.00
Deficit, 1912       279.12
Total Liabilities
Assets over Liabilities
$3279.12
$2922.78
$6201.90
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOLS
Year Ending December 31st, 1912.
RECEIPTS
Government Grant to School  ^52'!5
Government Grant to Camp Pupils  1265„2
High School Fees — — 156.00
Refund A. Maxwell.  30.00
Refund Water Company...  7.25
Balance left from Night School  41.00
Total Receipts from Outside City   $6255.35
City of Cumberland    $3115.45
9370.80
EXPENDITURE
Teachers'Balance  $7195.00
Janitor _  755.00
Scavenger  60.0U
Electric Light Company...  52.3a
Clark and Stewart (Vancouver), Supplies  60.70
Alex. Maxwell, Coal and Fright Hauling  159.05
A. H. Peacey, Drugs, Ink and Paper  47.65
William McLennan, Labor and Lumber...  223.00
C. H. Tarbell, Castings and Labour...  141.90
R. Grant and Company, Lumber   70.50
William Potter, Labour _  41.00
Dr. G. K. NacNaughton, Inspector..  75.00
Incidentals  98.65
Richardson and Hornal, Hauling...  10.00
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, Coal  101.50
Potter and Kirkbride, Coal and Hauling  25.00
H. Parkinson, Painting    127.50
T. E. Bate, Hardware Supplies    48.35
L.W. Nunns, Water...  22.25
T. H. Carey, Salary.... _  50.00
T. H. Carey, Postage, Telegrams, etc  6.50
Total Expenditure, 1912    $9370.80
Thomas II. Carey, Secretary, Board of School Trustees, Cumberland, B. Q.
I hereby certify that I have examined the Books of the City of Cumberland and find them correct and ax
set forth above,
P.   ACTON,
Auditor for the Year 1912.
BRITISH
e©LUMBIfl
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED
Vancouver
Island
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
Courtenay
Y. I*. B e
Vancouver
Maud
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
OUR listings together with the 4,000 ;ices we have
actually bought in the Comox District consisting
of clearer! and uncleared farms, sea and river frontage,
enables us to give intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on the main Union Road and abutting
right on the new station v hen built, also Roi/ston subdivision acreages and lots are just now good buys.
Come in and see us before piices advance
Telephone 36
CHARUE SING CHONG
  5*555 CHINATOWN =
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
Japanese Goods
Lowest Prices in Town.
Terms Cash
BUY ft LOT IN
Terminal
Centre of Town I
Subdivision **$<*
The Island Realty Co.
I fire. Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
I . , Aooident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. O.
Beadnell & Callin
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOR SALE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH  LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands, Comox District.

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