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Array FOR GOOD Warm Pure,
ii'otil Blankets and  Comforters, try
CAMPBELL  BROS.
$S u:^>
THE
!_.
UJtniES NEW
Xt'i'kirear and Bells,
MEN'S Neio Shirts and
Nerkirenr arrired at
CAMPBELL  BROS.
Kn 8|
Correspondence.
Tu tlio Editor of tha Mandivr.
In a rending notion in tlio Imt ni|ip>
I'ei'iiH il"' >>'•«■-., lho pi'iuiv iluiw ul
thu Olty Hull hhl" f'"' V H""<"-'' !>)'
ll,(. minilumiuniutit thnl ll»' Huporb
|ihotogrn|'hy lii-tng" uui "In Bloronplo
relief thn prutty glils with ilu iir so tint
Mid stllHllllg OOBlU ."''II   eto.    Af
torsueh « notion doon Mr. OurliaS a*-
pool the pfttrunnge of »lf wpcotlng
in it ion-. iiiiiI iiiiiiiloiiaul n »ho« which.
\ o o t never bo puro In Itself, niter
hu. h nn ii.lvi-rii>i-ni''tit, would rtlll
bring tho unggomion to iheir miniln
mul to the minds nf tlio Midli'iito go"'
or.lly nl tholrbsliig the*? to sob "in
attn-eaoopic relief the pretty girls will.
their aennt nnd BtMlling costumes"! I
have not Burn tho pioture mid nm not
oriliuisdhg it, butonly tho notice,which
ousts n puriont suggestion upon whnt
Plight woll be otherwise n perfectly
alfiui nnd wliolosomeenlertiiiiiuient. H
is timo for the inftiingeraoiit nf our picture shows tn understand llmt whnl
our wlvos ami sisters and boys nud
girls are to pntrnnizo in the wny of on
torlninnient must be imt only olonn
in Itself, but must bo undor no Imputation of anything wliirh mighl bring
a lilush lo tho must sensitive cheek, or
a question in the mind "f the publio ns
to tho motive of thuse who frcquoui
tlm shows. A CITIZEN.
To ihe Editor pi Tho Islander.!
There appears in the Nows nn article concerning Kdwurd Bickle nnd the
police court. Wlio reported to "the
News 1 don't know, because they had
no reporter present. But all that
Bickle dirt was toliroali two panos of
glnss in his own house for whicli
Messrs. Willard nnd Shaw, J C.llned
him §15.00 and $8.00 costs, making a
sum total if $18.00, and ordered him
to repair the panes of glass. That'."
the justice administered in Cumber.
land. E, W. BICKLF.
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B,C, SATURDAY, DEC!,
1011
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Subscription price $1.80 por yam
PROCLAIMED EMPE
Their Majesties Received the Homage and Congratulations of Many  Princes.
O.V.B. ELEOTION OF OFFH BUS
Thomson L.O.Y.BL No, 183 mui il
ilio 1.0 O.F Hull nn Tuesday D."ini" i
12<h, for their mutual elocti nuf iffleeii
Alter a very aucoretfiil year the foruur
. Viooifl retired frein tlieir sent ef honor,
fooling aatbflod with their year of wnt
anil feeling cinli'li'iit lhat lhe Lodge
would pnspor tqually aB well under itt
new i Iticure. Thu following uflice »
wero elided fnr the ensuing year—
lire. H. 0. Brown, W. M.
Ilro. S. Watson, I). M.
Bro. W. Clarke, Ohaplalu.
Bro. I). Bannorman, I)-of C.
Bro. L. Palmer, Seo'y.
.1  S.  Hatineriuiin, tt S.
Urn. W. Thomson, Tunis.
Bro   A  Walker, V. s.
Hi    I'M. Richards, 1. T.
KI. Iluedon, 0. T.
It Melladn, 0. n< 0.
After the election nf . Ulcers the mem.
hum did juiice I n bountiful bniiquot
at the Cumin-.Innd Cafe, Where lliej
woro j ined by the oiln.-r. and whn will
Ihu rest of  thu   company  enjoyed   the
auinpiui us iprond hn niely
Mr TIu'IUhb E    Bato is pi inmilj
mentioned f. r lhe Mav rally.
The full  ivinc "Ili'VM liaiiill . II   ill fl -
ed fnr Cniiilie hind Hi v. No. 3, V A.
0. D.- P. Pinzssiiil. N. A i Thomas
Riokaon, V. A.; Ch>«. B. Kuhnch . Hi
curding See; Silvio Maimohi, Fin, Seo
Joseph. Bnrdensmia, Treas.j M i KenUa,
0 ; T C. Bonorn, J, (!.: T I'omasi, 0.
G } Ti UBteeB, J Aape-1, J. Muroeehi.
Cunvx Aerio held tlieir umihI nieetin-
.it Wednesday evening, Deaetubor(III
nnd niBtalled their • lliu.Ts for tl e enfiu
ing year as  follows:—Jno,  M. Gillespie,
W. P;A   1).   Tl iHi.ii.   Vloo-Worlh)
Pres.; \V. Olatk Oluiplain; Jus A. P.»
cick, Sec'y.; P 1) mails, Treac| F.Lm
ley, ooudui'tur; M Wllliatninn, !■ sith
flua-d; V. Fr le nl, Ouiside Ous i
Trustees, W, C. Culling, F, 1).,||..«, dm..
Favotta.
A Great Array of Soldiery.
Delhi, Dec. 12.—King Guorge V nml Queen Mnry were
proclaimed today Emperor and Empress of India. The culminating act of the British monarch's succession to the throne of
his vast Indian dominions took place amid a scene for which
richness of color and magnificence of decorations probably has
never been surpassed in modern times.
The crowning wus followed by an act of generosity on the
King-Emperor's part, of which a slight hint 'bad beeu given.
The Viceroy proclaimed that the King-Emperor was to donate
n large sum of money to promote popular education and that
further handsome gifts were to be made.
The huge amphitheater in the Durbar was thronged from an
early hour. The sparkling gems and bright apparel of the
many Indian princes, and the smnrt uniforms of the soldiers
contrasted strongly with the white dresses of the European
women and the sober garb of civilian ollicials. The great feudatory princes and rulers of India, with the leading British ollicials occupied seats of honor near the pavilion, located in he
center. The interval of waiting was beguiled by the playing
of military music.
GREAT ARRAY OF SOLDIERY.
Soldiers played a large part the Durbar, and a guard of
honor, composed of 100 picked men, was drawn up before the
cential pavilliou. Troops of every arm of the service surround
eil the grounds in a compact mass and lines of soldiers extended
along the route of the royal approach. Cheers heralded the arrival of a band of survivors of armies celebrated during the Indian tribal wars, Theoid fighters, in weather-beaten uniforms
strove to keep up a show of military formation as they marched
to the private planes alloted them. Mauy of them limped to
tkeir seats.
Almost immediately the. Viceregal procession enme into
view, escorted by brilliantly uniformed native bodyguard, the
Viceroy and Lady Hardinge sat in their state carriage  drawn
by bloiiileil li'ir-es with oullhl.TS uui.
formed in (e.trlol ami gold, The lliuii-
tjor of the Imperial Hiiluto announced
the approach of tho Emperor ntid Empress, Drawn by four nitigniftoent
horsns the roynl carriage was almost
Million from view by iis gaily conipar-
isoneil escort,
The Emperor wore n robe of imperial purple, n Btircoat of purple with
white sutin breeches ninl silk stockings
Mrs. K.l.Miid SV. Bickle, Bmilrloe, Edward nud 1'Mi li, lefl f"r Shtliaimo on
Fiidsy illuming!* limit. Mrs- Blekii1
having been called ihero hy hor brother'*
death. The funeral ti.kus place the
■if ei noun.
DRAWING
Fnr every purchase if §1 00 nn ' uvei
-pent in tny store frum now iill Christ
iiiih eve, ynu will l'i eeive a ticket flee nl
lltf billowing ihre.  \i.luilile articles:--
Firi-t prize Cut IIIisn Dncanter -er f'L's
si-cui d prixe to be Boleoted, t ■ valuei f$17
third prize Ono gulden oak H d»y g. nu
strike olnokvalui $9 00. Oumoatidmaki
y.mr purchase early aud Bocure tiokera fur
these hi'iuuii'iil pri.es. T. I). MeLsiui
Jeweller.
Also tickets will bu mi s-ile nt same
time for another <f iliwe benutiful soft.
ouBhloiiB25o pur ticket.
Gloviis-A large aar.ortment of ull
Wnds wool gloves,kid gloves, far
gloves, also a wide range of work-
miens glovos at Campbell Bros.
Ladles' kinintioB, silk sh.wln, motnr
vei!n, and hoods, luibri'll'R, mntiieure
sets, handkerchiefs friin 10   to  60o at
Oampliell 1! "«.
The II. C. Onnigu mid M'lohine Shop
fur uui" mnl it ia ungiuo mipiilii" and repairing
A shipment of fine noaiigao striped and fanny slitrta just arrived a
big selection to choose from; al o
fanny voste and mufflers at Gamp-
bell Bros.
COURTENAY,  QUEEN OF THE VALLEY, FOROIi AHEAD.
More Business Blocks in Course of Erection aiul Realty
Changing Hands
C. P. R. TO REACH COURTENAY IN SPRING
*|l«Mto TIIK  ISMNnKs.
Apparently Courtenay is not awaiting the Spring before
bursting into activity. Thero are many plans under wny I'"''
the enlargement of businessen and business bouses. MoPhee id
Moraison are putting more tban $ 10,000.00 into a now busini ss
block. Realty is already on the move. Witb tbo coming "I'
tbe new year there will be groater activity in Courtenay than
litis been known for years Courtenay is very favorably situuted. Sbo is bucked by one of the largest and richest agricultural valleys on the Island. , She is surrounded by large coal and
timber resources. Tbe C. P. ll. R bas already bought depot
site nnd ground for sidetrack and large yurds within the town
and the road will be built to Courtenay the coining year. It is
very probable that Courenay will be the terminus for a number
Attractive pleasinggiftboxescon-
taining neckwear and suspenders
and other suitabl articles, they
woul be appreciable as gifts to Old
Conntry found at Ocmpbell Bros.
FOI! ALF—Ono heavy logging
liorse anil luirnoss.WIII Inlo- payment in
my thing that grows upon t lie ranch
Apply W. Donno Comox, 1) C.
oi years,
Mr'Shannon, nf Vnncouver,is huilil
iiifj a two-Hlory store Hiljoining Messrs
llules nml Hardy and will onminonca
hi-* business us pnpur hangor and ticco
rator us Boon us completed,
Anoiltor Iol in tin- Lnisinrsfi purl "I
town hus I'liuti .'■'! hinds. ll i< tw
peeled III  I  ■ "f  Ciniiliri'l,mil's   lull
ors will start busiuess here shortly.
Mr. O. II. I'..liner hus bonked Wil
limn Viilr'si- puny, "The !livnls"for
the otiorti houso mi   I >. iher   UOth,
This is 11. 1'.. Sheridan's fn us como-
ily and tlin Williiid.i Yules conipiiny
will present il in nil its art ist ir thor.
oughnosa und ihe residents nf the vnlley should nol fail lo see lhis piny, li
is ail old play, written ns fm- buck as
1771 and liussliunl llm list of u con-
bury.    A proof "I' iis grout worth   is
tlmt ii is s'ill regularly   protlu I l.v
the host of theatrical companies. The
play has n htilliuiioy nf wit mui n  s'u
I LOVE  MY TAMA1.ES,
Oh, you Meat Ho! At Mm Cumberland Ciife.. Tli« best iu town. The
place whero lilomo made bread is sold
HIOHARDS iMACK
I   HankerchiefS"A  good variety,
A new Urns ,of Stetson and hard p]ain _nc\ initial; also a large line
stiff hats to    hand at Campbell | of socks in all shades at Oampbell
Bros. ! Bros
ry ol'  heart   thnl   has   seldom   heen
equalled.
Tlif prize list for tlte masquerade
bull tu be l"'M in thu opera house on
December 28th, is now out nnd t he
Cluh i-! to be congratulated on it,
I'lizca to tllfl Vulue of over t.'rti'ty dol
Ims mc to Ihi given nway. Mo^nrn.
Logglefttid WoLeoJ huve a numl)ei ot'
good QQBtuuiofl ooiiiing from Vtmcouvei
for tin* omision uuil the aflitir   (trom
1?ps ttt he the hest of the   kind   ever
held in the district.
The members mimes for the mnv
cluh nro still coming in. The lists will
he dosed thia week. All those who
tire not on should (jet busy at onee,
The literary und debating society
Imve held two debatvs. Jloth wen-
well attended and very interesting.
Next week ilie debate will boon the
[tulian-Greo-co war. All members of
the cluh please attend and bring your
friends.
DATE OFF WITH
VANCOUVER TEAM
Error Concerning Expenses Postpones
Game.
It was expected that tho Vancouver
Thistles would this week come to Cum
berland to play against tho local football lean. Sunday. The Cumberland
team hnd eome through witli #96.00,
which was supposed lo bo tbe fare and
expenses <>f the Vancouver team. It.
transpires llmt this was an error. The
actual faro and expense is $132.00.
The fallowing letter to Mr. .lolm 01-
usph ox phi inn the matter:
Hear Sir; Yours ol' the Tth at hand
ami 1 am very sorry to say I was miss
nformed as to the fare from here to
'umlerland. Instead of it being l?5
as I was informed, when I went to the
Uniou Steamship company tliey told
uie it was 7.">0, without beitb; so that
you See, adding berth nt #1.00 each
way, would mean §9/0 without eating
ir other expenses. I cannot see my
way to go tu Cumberland for less than
$11.00 per man for 1- men—that is,
182.00.
1 hope I havo not pul you any out
of the way. At some future date I
hope we may have a game, as f would
lilm to H60 the two teams meet. If
you care to come and play the Thistles
here on Decomhor BO, the Park t'o
has made lho odor to me to get ynu
here to give you *i<) per cent of the
groas gate receipts and they tako 10
percent. Sn if this is sntisfuctory to
you let ine know hy return mail and I
will keep lhe dale. We don,t wnnt
nytlihig nu' of the gale receipts. We
ju-l want lu play ymi the game-
Hoping lo here fmin jou al an  ear
dnte, 1   am,
Yours iu Sport,
ALKX. FOKDYCK.
A wire wnn sent asking that an endeavor be made to gut f.iradowu to £F>.
li it could not,Cumberland would put. up
the $182.00.
I buy ami sell OloveUnd, Miiwey-Harris, Perfect nml Orescent Hitiyclea, also
kiiiih, rifles hiuI atoves, ^Tummy's Bloy-
ole Simp, 3rd Streot, box ttOO, Cuuibre-
land, 1!. 0.
Wntuli McLeods advertising apace noxl
week.
PUNS ADOPTED
To Further the Young
Men's Christian
Association.
At the meeting in the coun
eil chamber Tuesday evening
to ratify certain plans previously outlined at past meeting was
culled to order by Dr. Gillespie,
Mr. Adam Jack acting as secretary.
The committee submitted a
list of suggestions drawn up at-
their previous meetings, all of
which were adopted, together
with a few new suggestions
brought forward. The suggestions were iu part, writing to
several philanthropic gentlemen, to the C. P. 11. and other
companies, soliciting subscriptions from individuals and
tradesmen of the city and district. The different orders will,
it is believed, assist in various
ways. The Choral society sent
a communication saying they
would give a musical evening
about the middle of January.
A committee was appointed
to call upon the picture shows
requesting them to co-operate
by each giving the proceeds of
in. evening's entertainment.     .
The finance committee was
much encouraged hy the very
sympathetic reception with
which they were met on every
hand. The outlook is very fav-
irable for a permanent organization.
AttnetWe «nd plotting gilt bcxi-i
OonUioingneo .wear »od luapenderi
•md olber luitth'.e artielm, tbey w. uld
be • appreciable m gilts to Old oun
try frlenda it Campbell Broi.
Visiting cards at tlio Islin l.v ni
Roo. .
A (.-o.'il displny ut Drnss Gonde, Fancy
Vi.iliia and SilkCrcpu de Chtme, for evening wenr. Scutch Tarltans and Cab.
morua in all •htrfua fur children's druaaoa
Ladiea' cloth in all the nuw oulora at
Cxinpbel) llroa.
FOR HALK- Singer Noedlea and Oil
nt tlio IsuKUUH Olliee.
FOR SALE-Six young lieifera juat
alvod, alao twn hrtn.il aowa.     Apply
CARM'NIEN   RANCH,
Courtenay.
Beautiful Neck wear-The seasons very Newest Styles at Carap-
bellUros.
WANI'ED-Toaohor for No. 7 School
llutiea to cummunce the begiiiniug of
the term, Apply F. Jayne, .Secretary,
Cumberland. H   C.
FOR SALE—40 sucking pige, »4 00
each. Apply Robert Sollau, Hornby
laUnd.
FOUND-On December Uth, a lady'a
gold watch. The owner can olalm aame
by giving a full description to A. A.
Dillon Hotel, Cumberland.
Old Newspapers for aale at The
ISLA.NDKK OFFICE. 25c. per
hundred.
Men's fanoy suspenders, armbands,
uarters, neckwear and handkerchiefs for
Christmas presents at Campbell Brut,
*__m
WjMmJ THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, 13-C.
The Quest of Homer Bott
(By William Hamilton Osborne)
WANTED—A wlfo. By Homer Bott.—
Tsmtwtfs.
This brief aud modest, but BUgges-
tive advertisement, which appeared in
tho matrimonial column of the Bollport
News, wus not calculated to attract unusual attention,
Heliport wus u very lively town, and
ilie seekers alter wives were numerous.
The personal columns in the press were
overworked,
To the casual observer, therefore,
thoro was nothing in the notiee to distinguish it from its fellows,
lint to the student of matrimonial
colum"" to her who roads between the
lines—thore wns mueh thut wus BUggQS
live.
There was b distinction about   tho
nuini,        It   was   uu   unusual   name.     It
nn. Hott; not, Bolts. Botts might bo
a butcher, or a cub drivor,
But Bottl It wus a namo to ooujtuo
with.
Bott wns economical, for ho oxpross
'•il   his   wants   in   the   fewest      possible
words—no editor could have biuo-pon
eiled his demand.
But ho understood economy lu    its
truest sense—for he BQOUiod to kuow instinctively that Bollport could not yield
unto him a .satisfactory and congontal
mnto in a day, or two—or three. And
sn, as was Indicated by the hieroglyphics at tho end of tho notiee, ho had
wisely taken advantage of the weekly
rates.
liis advertisement was to be inserted
for seven days.
Mr, Bott, expressive and to the point
as lie seemed to be, wus still a lone, wnv
olT.
Ue failed to state .inst whnt kind of
a wife ho wanted, ami what is more
to tiie point, be oll'ercd no seductive details us to his own ago. weight, shape,
height, eolor und gonoral appearance
and   disposition,
But above and ovor all, ho hnd omitted the most important thing, lle had
failed to state where he livod—or
where he might be addressed.
'i'he notiee first appeared on Sunday.
On Thursday ot! that week one of the
brec/.y reporters of the Amorlcan,' a
rival of the News, whose engle eye Had
spied it, called upon the foreman of the
latter paper.
"Say, Billy," lie inquired genially
as he handed out thc clipping taken
from tho News, "who's this fellow
Bott, who's looking for u wife?"
Thc foreman shook his head.
■' Don't kuow,'' he replied. "Oot
the order by mail, prepaid, and put it
in. Tore up the envelope, and don't
know where it came from. Don't know
anything about it, in fact, more'n what
you do.      Why, what's up?"        '
" Any answers'?" continued thc re
porter.
" Naw," replied the other, "only
two—nn they don't belong hero. Wo
don't know what to do with them—
don't know where to semi 'em, in fact.
Think it's a 1'ako, myself. Still, it
may be all right."
Oo thc uext day—-Friday—the American, a morning paper, published a first-
pUgg coIuilu article on thc subject,
headed about as  follows:
BOTT BEGS A BRIDEI
Who  Is  Homer Bott!?
lu the article was set forth all that
the breezy reporter had learned from
the foreman of the News.
On tin; name dny the News, an evon-
tag paper, was compelled to discuss the
subject iu manner following!
BOTT, WOULD-BE BENEDICT
Is lle a fc'okot
That was enough. Tho town took
the matter up. By tho following Sunday tin; burning question in Bollport bo-
came, "N.lio uuder the sun is Homer
Bottf "
lu other words, Mr. Homer Bott became tho talk of the town—a state of
affairs whieh to some people is highly-
desirable, to othors highly distasteful.
Mr. Bott evidently realized the ambiguity and uncertainty und shortcomings of his notice, whether by reason of
I ho popular agitation or otherwise no
one could sny. llis advertisement eei-
tninly had been defective, and at the
Mews nd one had called to leave the
address or get the answers.
Tho latter by this time had become
unmist ikalily numerous. However, on
Monday of the following week the
uotieo reappourod, willi the following
modifications:
"1 WANT a young wife; no tritlers.
HOMER BOTT, of Cbicdgo."
Horo, at lust, was something tangible
something definite to work up.
That enterprising sheet wired its Chicago correspondent, who, before replying, primed in its own paper a vory
readable artlelo outitlod, " Bollport
Wants bott," and then scurried around
to find lum.
lint he was nui t«. In' fbuud, Ohl
cago was scoured, but all without re-
ault.       'fht'  Chicago   paper  reported   iin
failure to Hie Bollport American. That
slieel Immediately published tno result,
wilh  a   positive assertion  in   its  head
linen:
BUTT  A  BLATANT PAKE AND
MVI1I
Tins wan a diroct challenge to tin-
News, which forthwith stretched out its
editorial 1 1 ami took up the gauntlet in behalf of Bott. insisting that Bott
lived, ami moved, and had his being,
and, wdiat wus more to the point, paid
his printing bill in advance,
Jt i t further and printed a facsimile reproduction of Hie envelope.
with its Chicago postmark, and Indicated that that, at least, was genuine.
The fact that the envelope Itsolf was
from an entirely different individual,
was quite an immaterial matter. No
sooner, however, had this very able de-
fense I,een made than u b and new notice was publi-hod in Hie matrimonial
columns, regardless, apparently, of ex-
pence:
WANTED—A young wife, from 20 to
_'> yoara of ng ; a good, charming
won'.in. one thai is chummy, healthy
and uood looking, wiil, lively dispusi
tion i ml * ommon *_mo. Must la-
five fni five inches ii height, weight
120   pounds:   dark   hair,   neat   build,
and  with  short, stubby  lingers—not
afraid Of  housework.    No ti tilers,    i
mean  buslnoss.    EOMEE  LOTT, of
Chicago.
Here then was something more definite.
It caused u flutter among thc feminine persuasion in the town of Boll*
port, but still not so much of a flutter
as might have beeu expocted, for while
Mr. Bott was very explicit iu his statement of the kind of wife bo wanted,
he was still painfully silent upon tho
subject of his own qualifications-—nb
though it is true that tho mere fact that
he was a man and wanted a wile qulto
BUfllcod  for many.
Tbo next day, however, ta corrocl
the doucioncy, ho added to tho tore
going notice a brief statement, something like this:
I am 88 veu
ing, 5 feet lo
weight Mil) pot
est, iudustrioii
provide a gOO
of mv choice.
ohl,
whito, good look-
;ic!:es in height,
unds, good nnturod, lum
s, temperate, and will
d home for the womnn
tl SHALL SKTTLK IN
BELLPOBT,     Address,
HOMER BOTT, News Olliee.
This, indeed, was something like!
'I he   News  Olliee  was  deluged   with
mail.    Every eligible young woman iu
Heliport wrote a letter ou the sly to tho
mysterious Homer Bott.
So nlso did many who were highly
Ineligible ami quite the rovorse of
young.
And then, suddenly, there was a hiatus. The advertisement ceased! For
ten whole iluys nothing move waa heard
of Homer Bolt.
And then the Amorlcan burst out one
morning with oxtra headlines that
reached across tl^e page:
BUTTS B0BJ3LE BTJRST1
American Solves Mystery!
Homer Bott Found in the Sanctum of
the News,
The  American   went  on     to    state,
breathlessly, that the American exclusively   had   discovered   that  the   Bott
affair wns beyond all question a monumental hoax.
It declared that Homer Bott was
none other than thc unscrupulous editor of the Heliport News himself, who
had concocted the scheme simply to
make his paper sell.
"TWO things prove this conclusive
ly," went on the editor of the American: "ono is thc utter and reckless
disregard of space and expense exhibit
ed by this fictitious Bott in his publications, and, secondly, he has published
the description of a woman who does
not exist—at least in Heliport.
"He demands," continued the article, "ii woman who is practically perfect. There is no such woman in town
—therefore he is safe in making the
demand, for the supply does not exist.
Homer Bott is no other than the editor of the Heliport News. A fine system of trickery and chicanery to be
practised by the editor of a paper and
the father of live children!"
The News responded in good nntured
strain. It quite forgave the American for its implied compliment to the
editor's enterprise. Vet it did not
deny the charge!
"But." continued the News, "we
do resent the insidious attack of the
American upon tho women of our town.
Thc cold-blooded, selfish oracle of the
American insinuates that llr. Bott has
demanded an impossibility. This is
gross libel upon thc fair sox of Bell-
port. ''
This made tho News all solid with j
tho 'adies, and put the American in thej
hole. The latter sheet replied briefly, [
but to the point, directing the attention
of the public lo the fact that the News
had attempted to switch the issue from
thc main question to one of another
kind.
We reiterate." it said, "that there
is uo such person as Homer Bott."
This was printed in the morning. In
tin; evening there was no further de'nial
 .on in thc News, anil thc editor of the American concluded that victory hud perched upon his banner.
But he i§ns mistaken. That bird had
soared across the way, for iu the matrimonial column of the News now appeared the . following supplemental
notice:
TO WIloM IT MAV CONCERN.—
Take notice that the undersigned will
arrive in Heliport on Wednesday afternoon, lie has hired oue of the public
rooms in the Heliport Inu. when: he will
be pleased to receive all correspondents
from li io U o'clock each evening until
he makes his choice.      Visilors mav en-
r,  if preferable, from  Dodd's Alley,
llo.MKIt   BOTT, Chicago'!
Tlmt   settled   fhe   American,
Ou Wednesday afternoon a crowd attended at the railway station,
There was hut one afternoon train
from Chicago, ll was twenty minutes
late.
By Ike time il arrived any oue would
have judged that everv man, woman
and   Child   ia  the     thriving  little town
was on lm ml io welcome the mysterious wife seeker. The Women were
partii ularly numerous.
A dozen meu alighted from the train
when it finally pulled in. Two were
strangers.
The reporters interviewed those two,
each of whom, as was to be expected,
denied absolutely that he was Bott.
Hut this didn't go with the crowd,
half of whom followed one und half
the other.
Neither of these men was Homer
Bolt.
Si.me i'e.w hours later a tall, well-
built young fellow sprang up the steps
of the hotel and entered the oflice.
The clork, with a smile, escorted him
iuto one of the public rooms and pointed tu a brand new bushel bnskot. It
was full to overflowing with letters of
all kinds.
In Dodd's Alley, after dark that
evening, a line of closely veiled young
ladies, each waiting patiently her turn,
could be fnintly distinguished from the
main street of thc town.
Within tho public room, bespoken for
the purpose, a gonial and appreciative
young man received each of them pleasant I v.
'J nis young man was Homer Bott, of
The firm of .Johnson & Aekcrmnn ran
one "f the two large department stores
iu Heliport. If anything, their place,
the Green Store, was a bit in ndvanee
of the Emporium, iis rival. It made
the pace.
The two hcadi of tho concern sat in
their private oflice one morning on*
gage I in secret session.
"That wus a blamed mean trick of
Snyder's,'' exclaimed Ackermau;
"leaving us that way and going over
to the Emporium, After being with us
six vears, too. And, by Oeorge! heie
we arc—everything iu the si oro up-
sido down, aud without a manager—at
least for the better part of the month.
By tho way, when docs that fellow say
positively that ho cnn como?"
The other man picked up a letter.
"On the sixteenth," he responded.
• • And hero we've got un early
Spring, ard ought to have our ads. out
and get things started, l wonder if
thnt fellow '11 he able to writo ads.
like Snyder's?"
Johnson shook his head.
"Wc mlglil as well confess," he said,
" thai half oui* business came from
Snyder's ads."
At this juncture there was a gentle
knock ut tlic door. It opened, uud a
tall, well-built young man entered.
Tlio parlners looked at him curiously.
"My name," he announced, "is
Homer Bott."
"Homer Bott!" they exclaimed iu
ono voice. "What—Homer Bott, nf
Old cago—the man that wants n wife?"
The young man smiled.
"Tho very same," ho replied.
Thoy looked at each other in astonishment.
"What can we do for you?'' they inquired.
"Gentlomau," he answered, "ean I
talk to both of you for a few minutes?"
They nodded,
He stopped to the iloor and shut it
tight.
After fifteen minutes' conversation
he drew from his pocket, a typewritten
piece of paper.
"Something about like this, I would
suggest," ho said.
Thoy read it over,
"Did—did yon write this?" asked
Ackermau.
The other flushed slightly and shook
his head.
"To tell the truth," he replied.
apologetically. "I didn't. But that
isn't the point, The question is, is it
good?"
"Good," replied they fervently.
"it's just the thing!"
Next day the News and the American each published a full page advertisement which read as follows:
THE GREEN STOKE
JOHNSON & ACKEBMAN, proprietors of the Green Store, take pleasure
in announcing to the public that on and
after this date,
MR. HOMER BOTT, OF CHICAGO.
Already known to fame, will receive applications nt
THE GREEN STOKE
At all hours of thc day, instead of at
the  Heliport Inn  as heretofore.      Wo
have devoted to him 1200 square feet of
our ample floor space, and all the VoiTng
ladies oi Heliport nre cordially invited
to call upon him.    Sir. Bott advises us
exclusively that  he has not yet made
a choice, but wheu   he  does   we shall
present to the fortunate young lady
THE MOST EXPENSIVE SUITE OP
PARLOR FURNITURE IN THK
GREEN STORE.
We further tako pleasure in a luoun."-
ing that  wc huve just  placed ou salo
the finest stock of
SPRING HATS AND MILLINER*
to be found in the United States.
Thut settled it. The Green Store was
crowded from early morn to late at
uight.
.Mr. Bott was conveniently situated
in tho corner of the Green Store, and
so artfully that the same general entrance that led into the millinery department led also into his room, so that
auy young lady with matrimonial aspirations might step in to interview
Iiim while ostensibly seeking to purchase some new headgear.
Puthermore, as it was desirable lo
conceul identity, the sales of thick,
heavy veils, and of large, sweeping,
face-concealing hats became correspondingly enormous.
The News end the American slill kept
close Hack of Mr.  Holt.
Daily they advanced
ports.      Now it  was
Made Dp!" and then
Sueeess!"
Iii faet, Mr. Homer Bott
l.e hard to ploase.
And the Green Store di
it could stand it just as 1
Bott could himself.
11 continued to print its snappy,
readable advertisements, the author of
wliich was as unknown to Mcssr-s.
Johnson & Ackorman as he was to
Snyder, the manager of the rival bouse.
In fact, Bott was the onlv man who
knew,
On the evening of the fifteenth, however, the News devoted its iii-' three
columns lo the announcement of a
great event:
BOTT'S BRIDE To BS.
BOTT TO BE A BENEDICT.
Name of Ills Choice Unknown, Answers
Description iu Advertisement Almost
Exactly.    Bott and  Bride Busy
Receiving Congratulations.
The next dny was thc sixteenth.
' 'Johnson," exclnlined Ackorman,
one of the Green Storo firm, "that fellow Wheeler is due today—this morning, in fact.
"F was thinking." he added, "that
if we only knew more about this Bott
—he's about ns good as any man that
we could get.
" We've never had such a rush as
we've had this week—that's mmo. I
hope Wheeler, the new man, will pan
out all right, but I don't know."
The door opened, and a young man
walked in. leading a young lady by ihe
hand. It was Mr." Homer Bott, of
Ohlcago.
"Gentleman," he said, "permit me
to introduce to you my—my wife. Von
observe that in a wny she answers lho
lescrlptlon in mv published advertisement."
Be hesitated for an Instant, then
g'nneod towards his compnn.on somewhat apologetically.
and denied re
MSott's Mind
"Bott    Denies
iceraed to
ided   that
ig as  Mr.
'•Vim—you don't mind this, Kitty,
do you?" he inquired.
Sho shook her head vigorously.
"Go on," she Returned with r. mischievous smile.
"Vou observe, gentlemen," ho continued, "that she is from twenty to
twenty-five years of nge. a good, charming woman, one that is chummy, healthy
and good looking, with a lively disposition and common sense; five feet live
inches iu height, weight one hundred
and twenty pounds, dark hair, neat
build, and with short,- stubby fingers,
not afraid of housework, and one that
is not a trifle:'. In fact, gentlemen,"
ho contlnuod, ns he threw into the basket the clipping from which he had jiipt
read, "she is -ho exact counterpart ot
that description."
"To tell tho truth," ho added, wilh
n smile, "sho was with me when J
wrote it,
"And if you want tho wholo truth
ami nothing but the truth, gentlemen,"
he concluded, in a solemn voice, "she
—she wrote it herself."
The partners looked at him in a half-
stupid, half-ustonisucd way.
"And you owe us thut expensive set
of furniture," went ou young Mr. Bott,
good nnluedly.
" Hut—but," interrupted Ackerman,
"do vou moan to say thnt you're already married, nud "
" Mauled," answered Mr. Homer
Hott, "very much so. And we've beeu
for at least six months "
"Weeks," corrected the young ludy,
with an interesting blush,
''And,  oh,  by  ihe  way,"    resume
young Mr. Hott, "I forgot that 1 spec!
ally came in for.     Aro you gentlemen
expecting a Mr.—Mr. Wheeler from the
east today "
"Oh. yes!" hastily responded John
son.   "is he outside?"
"Hardly," responded Mr. Homer
Bott; "he's not outside. He's inside,
lu fact, he stands before you. Cleutlo-
men," lie continued, "1 am Mr. Wheel
er from the eust."
"Whnt!" ronred Ackermau. "Vou!
Why, you're Homer Bott, of Chicago.
"I am   uot,"  replied   Bott, quietly.
"I am   Edgar  0.  Wheeler,    of    N
York."
And he was.
"And so." remarked the partners
later, "so this is Mrs. Wheeler, is it¥':
" It is,'' responded Wheeler, erst
while Bott, "it is and more. I'll tell
yon who else she is—she's the girl wiu
wrote those ads. you liked so much.
That was her business before I married
her," he ad-led ia an explanatory sort
of way, "and it 'a been her busiuesi
ever since."
"Ackermau," remarked Johnson
fwo days afterward, "here's a lettei
from that fellow Snyder. He says he's
sick of the Emporium, and he wants
to know if he can come buck to us
What do you think of thut?"
Aekcrmnn grinned.
"You tel! Syuder that he cun go to
thunder." he roplied.
AMERICA THE OLD WORLD
it hns been observed that, although
this continent is the New World in relation to its discovery by man, it is aa
old world, much older than Europe, in
relation to thc types of its animals and
plants. For example, lhe big trees of
California are of older stock thau any
trees now growing in Europe. Thc question has been raised whether somo of
the races of Siberia ami Eastern Asia
have not sprung from American aborigines, rather than that our Indians
have come from that quarter.
lu thc case of such a plant as the
common heather of England and Scotland, found growing wild in Nova Scotia, it is a matter of curious interest to
determine whether it is native to the
soil or has bcen introduced from Europe. Lawson decided that the plant
had its home here. There was a time,
it is thought, when the plant was abundant in onr northern lands, and its pro-
sent rare occurrence marks a dying out
of the species mi this side of the ocean.
Its vigorous growth in Europe is duo
to the circumstance (hat there it is a
young plant on a virgin soil,
It was Button's idea lhat all the
forms of animal and plant life common
to the two continents were introduced
here after the discovery by Europeans.
The idea was naturally suggested by
the rapidity with which this continent
was peopled and slocked with all domestic animals nnd cultivated plants.
The (caching from Bufl'ou's day until
twenty or twenty-five years ago has
bcen to the game effect. Since'then, however, the evidence has been found to
prove this view to be not only false,
but directly the reverse of what had
been the real order of succession.
COMEDY IN WAR
lute tho tragedy of war are inserted
now ami theu bits of comody and kindliness.
During ihe Zulu War in South Africa
an overwhelming force of natives was
bpposed to a little band of English sail
o!s. I'loin the Zulu host stepped forth
a warrior laden with uu undent firearm, which he calmly mounted on a
tripod iu the open, wliile the sailors
looked on, admiring his pluck, but won-
deriug much what he proposed to do. At
Insl one jovial far suggosted that their
p)lotOgra|ihs were a bunt lo be taken,
and bv common consent no shots were
lired. '
Having loaded his piece with great
deliberation, ihe Xuln primed it, sighted
it, and, leaning hard upon its breach,
he iiied. The iccoil knocked him head
over heels backward, wliile a great roar
went up from the delighted sailors. Ile
snt up, looking dazed, and then, the
amusement over, he, with his countrymen, charged, nml were annihilated by
a vollcv from the Steadily aimed pieces
of tlio 'little band of blue juckels.
During one of the manv battles wag-
ed by the Nuw Zealand Maoris against
the British settlers the latter ran out
of ammunition. At the moment when
death seemed imminent, a flag of truce
appeared from Hie enemy's trenches,
nnd messengers came forward with a
supply of cartridges to enable the whito
men to continue fighting.
Custer's First Charge
ins AivDOR
Miss Gladys Guggles    (coyly)—Doc
yo' fully love tne, < la once?
Clarence   Snuckles    t passionately)—
V I. , I ii'iulyses yo' so dat
heah yo' ehpw gum dan to
minsfii 1 baud!    Dat's how 1
I'd rail
llplmi t(
I -ve yv.
Custer is most often remembered for
his unfortunate churgo against Sitting
Bull, when, without waiting to determine the number of Indians opposed to
him, ho charged with U00 brave men to
an almost immediate death. But this
very impetuosity ou Custer's part wus
whnt wou for him tlio most of his victories nnd no littlo of fame. Even ia
the Civil War it was much in evidence,
as the following account hy Lafayette
Mcl.uws will show, McLaws a fow
yoars ago was spending a month with
Mrs. Jelforson Davis at her Lake Erie
home. A Southern votoran was visit*
hie; her one dny uud Informed the two
that he hud been in the battlo of Vel
low Tavern, where Custer, a young
fellow just out of West Point, had gain
ed his Ilrst bit of praise.   Said he:
"They call it Custer's most brilliant
ehargO, Some people claim it wus Ihe
most bri Miaul charge of the whole
war," he went on. "1 saw it all."
"Do tell us about it," I beggod, impulsively.
" How easily you young folks ask
things like that," he replied after a lit
tie. with a wry twisting of tho lips too
pathetic to mistake for a smile, though
he meant it for me. "Why, for years I
couldn't even mention Yellow Tnvern.
I don't suppose you ean understand
that,"
"Yes, she does understand," Mrs.
Davis assured him. "And I'd like her
to know just how it happened. Were
you in the cavalry1. "
" No, 1 was with the battery that
day—Wickham 's brigade, Gen. IViU
Lee's division.
"It was near fhe beginning of what
your histories call tho .vildorness Campaign," lhe veteran went on, speaking
directly to mo. "l'hil Sheridan's troops
woro hanging on us like a pack of hungry wolves, nipping ns at every turn
we made. We had been marching and
lighting pretty steady for dnys with
mighty little chance for rest. One night
we left Hanover .lunction about ouo
o'clock and arrived at Yellow Tavern a
little before ten the next morning. But
wo hadn't more thnn hailed at. Yellow
Tnvern wheu up conies Sheridan and
tries to drivo us out. It was n pretty
tough struggle, a hand-to-hand light iu
some quarters. We fell bnck from fhe
tavern, but wc held our position on the
Telegraph Road leading to Richmond.'1
Hero the veteran stopped nud, resting
heavily on his stick,#sat gazing straight
ahead. After a time he went ou, speaking directly to Mrs. Davis:
"I remember it all as though it happened yesterday," he told he-. "1 was
with the battery on a little hill at the
extreme left of our left wing, Pltz
Lee's division, Wickham's brigade. It
wus around two o 'clock wheu orders
came for the whole division, excepting
the First Virginias, to dismount, but
hold their position. It seemed mighty
good to stretch out on the ground and
take a smoke. After a while some fellow wished for a drink of water.
"You know how it always is. Just
let one man wish for a drink and within a few minutes the whole company
will be swearing they aro dying of
thirst. Plually Saunders, my comrade.
said he'd located a spring lhat morning
during our scrimmage with Sheridan's
troops. 1 took my canteen and went
wilh bim over the hill to fetch what we
could.
"I was ou my hnnds and knees over
the spring when I heard Saunders give
an exclammatiou of surprise. He pointed through the trees. The.e, only a few
hundred yards away, was a huge body
of cavalry. Making sure it was our
right wing, 1 wondered to see thom
mounted and in ranks so soon after
leaving them resting iu position. Before
1 could speak my surprize to Sounder*
the officer's voice rang out:
" 'Cavalry! Attention! Draw- sabre!'
"Tho entire lino moved forward nt
a quick wnlk. As the officer wheeled
his horse 1 saw his face.
" 'My God!' Saunders oxelaimed.
'It's Custer.'
"The situation came to m • like a
flash of lightning. 1 flung down my --un-
teen nnd started back to the battery
on a dead run, wit Saunders bard behind me.
" 'Trot!' Custer's voice rung out
■igain. 'Chargol'
"With wild cheers his cavalry dashed forward in a sweeping gallop, attacking our entire right wing at the fame
time. Tho next moment we saw our
line broken and our men running 111(0
keep.
"The noxt was like some great red
blur. I never can remember just what
happened. I only know that l hold to
the thought that we must join our lice
ing company, ami bolh me ami Saunders diil our best tn reach them. As Ave
reached lhe Telegraph Bond I heard
an officer shouting orders.
"If was ,leb Stuart's voice.
"I turned toward thnt voice. There
he was, making a stand in the mad
with a handful of men around him.
Thank God I had serve enough left to
stop mv running ami join thhat Hltle
bund.
Almosl the next moment, it seemed,
Custer's men were coming back us fast
ns they had gone forward. They hnd
met the Eirst Virginias and had beeu
forced to retreat. Wo greeted thom
with wild yells, rebel yells, und drove
them ncross the rond.
"I cuu hear Job Stuart's voice now
us he cheered us on. I gave them my
hist shot und followed with my weapon
tubbed. Then a man passed mc, u
Yankee cavalryman, lie hnd beeu dis-
minted and was running out. He turned as ho passed our rally and fired his
pistol.   *
"Genernl Stuart swayed in his saddle. I caught my breath. Then his voice
rang ont again—our General's wonderful voice, cheering on his struggling
troops.
The enemy rallied just across the
road nnd fired u volley into the little
baud thut still dung about Stuart.
With a scream of agony his horse
••-prang forward and sank down nn his
knees. As ihey lifted General Stuurt
nil' I heard tho young officer who wns
(■-■siting exclnlmi
" 'My God, General, you arc wounded! Your clothes are soaked with
hlood! Von must leave tho Beldt*
" 'No,' came the stern reply. 'I will
not leave until victory is assured. Get
me another horse'
"1 was among those who ran oft to
find a horse, though some ou got
ahead of me. Wheu I returned, following tno horse, General Stuurt was
seated with his back against a tree,
with a few of his men grouped about
him. They lifted him into the saddle.
Then, with an ofllcor riding on either
side, they started forward, The tide of
battle turned ngain. Seated on his horse
supported by the two ollicers, Jeb
Stuart tried to rally his fleeing men.
" 'Go buck, men!' I heard him
shout. 'Go buck, my men! Go back and
do your duly!'
"lle swayed iu his saddle. 1 thought
he was gone. It was only a faint, thoy
said. The ollicers turned their horses'
heads and I walched mem carry him
off tho field, holding him upright in his
saddle.
"That was Job Stuart's last battle.
and historians claim that in it Custer
made the most brilliant churgo of the
wnr."
AT SIXES AND SEVENS
An atom met a molecule
And things began to hum;
A microbe howled und tried t» rule
A spry bacterium.
An animalcule up and fought
An micrococcus gay,
Aud wheu the germ the mound caught
There was the deuce to pny.
A devil knocked n spectre cold
By some ilemonaic means;
A phantom kicked a goblin bold
Right into smithereens.
And you may well believe mo whei
ln here declare with might;
Of lobster I'll ne'er cat agaiu
At twelvo o'clock at night!
A DISAPPOINTMENT
Ho went unto au aero moot,
And came home much disgusted;
Said he, "Tho guine was very tame-
No planes or necks wero busted."
WHY ELSE?
She.wears a network waist,
Her stockings arc network, tot;
I looked at her open-work sleeve and
lie
soft'arm gleaming through.
When she raises her fluffy skirts
A little way, ah, me!
I seo the dainty bits of white
That peep through the filigree.
You say it is rude of mo
To look at her network waist,
L»r to  gaze below  wheu  she lifts  her
skirts
So dainty nud yet so chaste.
Nay, say not so.    It were rude
lf 1  Bhould neglect to see,
For whv is she wearing her network
things
If not to be seen by me!
THE BURMESE RUBY-MINES
The world derives the greater part of
its finest rubies from the mines of the
Mogok Valley In Burma, where much
modern machinery and the very latest
tools are employed to facilitate tho examination of a large amount of byon,
or ruby-bearing clay. Near by, In the
valleys of lhe Burinans, tho search for
rubles is conducted pretty much as it
wa.s centuries and centuries ago. The
digging and washing there is a matter
of hand labor; but they are still getting the rubies.
In the Mogok Vnlley. however, where
huge workings aro nlwnys iu hand, a
scientific system has been introduced
with corresponding results. Tho byon
is extracted by the open-quarry method
of removing all the surface down to the
ruby-bearing clay. This is then dug
up carried ou troHeys to the steam
cleansing mill, washed, passed through
the sieves, and then closely scrutinized
for rubies and spinels.
In addition tn the pure ruby, spinel or
balas rubies are found iu large quantities in Mogok. Wherever the ruby is
found, there nlso is spinel. Both nre
crystals of aluminum, but of varying
shupes. While the true ruby may be
said to bo pure corundum onlj, the
spinel shows a minute quantity of magnesium, the presence of which lessens
its hardness by one-fifth.
There is in use nt these mines an
Instrument called the dichrolBcope,
whereby rubies are separated from the
spinels with the utmost accuracy und
certainly. The gem is plnced iu the
Instrument in such n wuy thnt a ray of
light pusses through it and is polarized,
The (rue ruby shows a \ntre rod ray,
whereas fhe spinel discloses a slight
tinge of blue with tho red.
Among the comparatively few mug
nlficent spinels in existence may be
mentioned the great Aginconrt ruby in
the British crown.
Bractically ull the rubies of both ancient and modern times have emanated
from tho Mogok Valley, but no one
knows just how long these mines have
been in operation, since it has always
beeu the policy of those in control to
keep thoir transactions as secret as
possible. It is known, howe\er, thnt
those mines huvo been worked consecutively for a period extending back
to the yoar lfiOO.
Rubles are more precious than diu-
Uionds, They are practically indestructible, except by fire. Where a
finwdess diamond would be worth,
roughly spcuking. the sum of $100, u
perfect ruby of lhe sumo weight would
bring twice tluit amount.
Judson Jones, of Manito to, Minnesota, who has completed a translation of
the Bible in phonetic spelling after Inhering on it for twenty yoars, is nged
eighty. It required flffeeu yours of
incessant labor to write the book out.
The reminder of the time was taken
up witn reading proof und correcting
mistakes of various kinds. There are
no silent letters in thc syllables.
115
_-_-_*_-_m_*_m THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
1>
Cold-Sores
Are your hands chapped, cracked
or soro? Havo yoxi "cold cracks"
which open and bleed when the skin
la drawn tight? Have you a cold
sore, froat bile, chilblains, or a "raw"
place, which at times makes It agony
Ior you to go about your household
duties ? If eo, Zam-Duk will Rive you
relief, and will heal tbo [root-damaged
skin. Anoint tbo sore places at night,
Zam-Buk's rich healing essences wilt
sink into the wounds, cud the amart«
Ing, und will heal quickly,
Mrs. Yidlcn, of Portland, wiyn : "My
hands wore to suro and cracked that it
was ny my to put them near water.
When 1 aid so they would smart und
bum ns if 1 had scalded i.imn. 1 aoemod
qulto unable to gob relief from anythiug
1 put on thom until I trio I Zam-Buk,
and ib BUocOcded when all Oloe bad
failed, lb closed tho big cracks, gavo
mooase, soothed tho iuttammation, and
iu a very short time healed my hands."
BttnuBub also cure* chafing, rathit. totnter
et:tmat j'Uet, uIeetit/e*toring nren, «.w heatf*
and Inlets, alftctosr*, pimaUi, Tiiii-wuim, «„■.,
cult, burnt', (.rfitot, .cnids, SprUftijr, Of all
deuggi' tstn„l tturts, cr ju l Jrcc jiointhi .'.aniA
[to., Ti.ioi.lo.   Price m a fm.
An Army Without Horses
At*the lust reunion it was announced
thnt only twenty two of tho original
crew of the warship ICoarsargo, which
sank tho ram Alabama in the memorable fight od' Chcrbourgh, were living.
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(By W. Beach Thomas in tho Daily
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Tho failure of tho national supply
of horses nml the eoltapso of tho ou*
doavors to mako good tho loss aro
nbout to appear In their full seriousness. Officially it is still maintained
that there nre plenty of army horses.
Tho faet is tlmt tho source of tho
best reserve has disappeared complete*
Iy und moro or Iosh suddenly—as witnessed by certnin sales of tho past
lew days.
Though tho cavalry nnd tho artillery havo still enough horses for lm*
mediate use, it remains that tho Yeomanry nud Territorials are for practical purposes horseless. I a periods
Of training during the summer they
lmvo had to USO the sumo horsofl over
land over agaiu, So far from having
control of enough horses for a time
| of war or general mobilization, they
j have not enough If the horsQB had to
he used simultaneously—uot enough
by 50 per cent, for pottCQ manoeuvres,
li' the year's work of a group of these
Territorial horses were told
it would appear us more than a Ini:
of Hercules. Some of them have
been used without a day's rest successively in a score of districts, and the
course of their migrations would surpass tho campaigns of the elusivo De
Wel.
(Ino event of lho month, which has
greatly interested fanners in the
neighborhood of London, deserves
especial attention. The biggest of
the London omnibus companies, who
used to keep some 10,000 horses, have
beeu selling some hundreds of "the
last of tbo old brigade," as I hoard
tiient described by a farmer purchaser,
The omnibus companies have always
Id pales from time to timo of their
erased and least, useful horses,
j It has been generally realized, perhaps, that these sales have increase I
lu number; and thoso who go about
the couutry nnd have an eye for horses
hn\ o seen an increasing number of
migrants from street to Held. But
some of this month's sales havo been
qulto now in' character. Tho horses
have been advertised with perfect accuracy as the best iu the stables.
They have been animals In the
of training aud iu the prime of
tho equal of lhe picked remounts
taken from the companies during the
war iu South Africa, where, in spite
of Cockney humorists, thoy did incomparable sorvi.e in many a crisis. The
horses in these recent, sales in North
London have beea of Mich unusual excellence for the simple reason that
(he omnibus companies 111 question
hnvo naturally kept the best horses
last. They nro selling the pick of
their horses because the. very last of
their horse-drawn omnibuses are going olT tho Btroot. It is truo that ono
company at least intends to maintain
; a horse-omnibus route, aud a few
'horses for this purpose are even being
■ bought; but it remains that, before the
j end of the year tho reserve of horses
on which tho army has a lion will be
wiped ant. Instead of twenty thou*
isand reserve horses nlwnys maintained
j by their work in the highest training
tliere will be left not 0 hundred which
a remount ofllcor would for a moment
consider.
The full seriousness of this does not
seem to have beea realised at all. Tho
genernl alarm at tho deficiency of
horses for army purposes was assuaged
by the action of the Development Com-
j missloners. who. under some public
pressure, devoted the first of thoir larger giants to horse breeding. tn any
ease £40,000 or £50,000 is not n largo
sum for a total national expenditure
on liorse-brceding; but it has to bo acknowledged that even this grant in es
sentinls is proving a failure. It
will havo no crucial or even visible effect. Its prlnolplo was to oder adequate fees for travelling thoroughbred
stnllions; bnt it did not attract a finer
selection of stallions than before and
scarcely a farmer iu tho country has
been persuaded through the ehuncojof
Cheap service to increase his horse-
breeding. The sum has not increased
by so much as 1 per cent, the protluc*;
tion of army horses. Indeed, horse-1
breeding has this year languished progressively. The gamble of horse-breeding has beeu given up by many farmers, because they see that each year it
becomes harder to soil the imlitl'creut
colls. A horse that is not of Hrstrato
quality has become almost unsaleable,
and the profits from the better sort nro
not enough to cancel the loss from the
behind him. What tho horse-breeding industry wants is somo British
rivals; nnd outside a fair numbor of individual ollicers nud hunting-men ho
has none. Tho loss of tho omnibus
horses also alTocts farmers aud smallholders, aud muny men who tratlic iu n
small way on tho roads or fields. But
tho army is tho worst sufferer, for tho
fanners hnvo como to their own rescue.
They nro breeding Shire horses moro
aud moro. Tho Shire Ilorso Society is
mo o prosperous and popular than horse
society oveg has beon. Tho troublo is
that tho Shire is uo longer, as in tho
olil days, of military value.
A purely fictitious stimulus has been
lent to horse -brooding by the Olympla
Show, and tho overwhelming success
of foreigners begins to mnko this tniini-
losl. 'I'he Kaiser was perfectly right,
though ul6 telegram caused some amusement, when he congratulated his oflicers on victories iu charger classes, for
lhe chargers weie bred at (lovernment
stations which are tho most perfect in
the world. The Germans are doing at
lotail I groat expense what wo aro not doing
at all. The llttlo money wo spend is
in great, part wasted. Our cue is ex
travagant pnrolmony, Even at Olym
pin, if lho show, now deserted by its
chief supporters in England, is to continue on the old lines, tho unhappy state
of the industry may bo manifested to
our humiliation. It is little compensation that a few wealthy landowners
make n hobby of the breeding of pure*
urotl hackneys and polo-potrcs, and,
thanks to climate and condition, of
wliich the (lovernment re'uses io tnko
the benefit, manage to produce some incomparable show horses.
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twenty four hours. Putnam's Painless
Corn and Wnrt Extractor is sure and
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GOLD TROI.1 SEA WATER
Chemist Says Ho Can Also Mako the
Oco.in Yield Potash
(From Tho Now York Press)
Oskar Nagel, roseavch  chemist, oho*
mical   engineer and  author, announces
he has perfected a process whereby he
will   extract   gold   and   kali   (potash)
from'tno ocean  nt a  remarkably  low
cost.   Dr, Nagel will give Ins first demonstration  of his  process boforo the
New York section of tho American Choline:! 1  Society,    llo  has appeared   bo-
y!'h j fore tho loading chemical  societies of
'tho world.   His paper ou "Tho Rocov-
| ory of  Metals  from   Extremely   Dilute
Solutions" will be accompanied  by a
demonstration scheduled to begin at 3
p.m., to permit of Its completion In six
hours, and in timo for the members of
the society lo seo tho result'of the nowj
(.roe ess.
Dr. Nagel purposes to market gold
under his new process at $3 an ounce.
The metal now costs $20.07 an ounce.
In the snme way he will produce potash,
at ij&.in a ton ihnt costs ?8.50 to import| *
charged were, in tho ono instance, thnt
of eight or moro persons nssembling iu
arms, aud revolting, or refusing to disperse at the order of their superiors; in
tho othor case, that of any person holding military or naval command who dis
obeys an ordor of Govornmout to quit
such command, or to disband his forces.
Both these oll'euces were legally punishable wilh death, Arab! Pasha's plea
in dofenco of his conduct was that tho
Khedive, who hnd fully authorised the
defence of tho forts of Alexandria, put
himself into the hands of tho British
commander, then actually engaged in
hostilities; and that the Khedive's order to surrender was, therefore, not to
be obeyed by him as Minister of War
acting in concert with the other Ministers and governing porsous, The public
Court was opened, for the purpose of
passing sentence. Tho proceedings were
brief: lhe President of tho Court-Martial simply read the formal senlenco (tf
death, immediately followed by tho
reading of a decree of the Khedive commuting this to perpetual oxiio from
Egypt. In 1001 Arab! was pormitted to
return to his native land.
lowed the fortunes of a white fur-hunter, found himself in ouo of the rorts
of the Saskatchewan. Strange Indians
were camped about tho palisades; they
woe members of the great Blupkfoot
tribe, whose hunting-grounds lay south
of the Saskatchewan. Among them
woro a fow braves who, wheu they conversed, spoke a languago different from
that of the others; in this language tho
Beaver Indinn recognized his own tongue.
THE WEIGHT PER BUSHEL OF
FARM COMMODITIES
Although the average farmer is constantly using tho bushel measure and
the potato suck, ho has, in many instances, no idea of the weight, per
measured bushel, of the different grains
nud roots, etc, which are the product,
of his farm. Wo got numerous enquiries from our readers regarding thoso
ma tiers, and acting oti a suggestion,
we give the following Information regarding the different weights of the
ditl'erent produce. '1 hose weights wero
fixed by the lnws of the Dominion of
Canada, aud nre as follows:
Weight, lbs.,
Commodity, Per   Bushel
Wheat   ..'     60
Oats     31
Parley        -IS
In
THE BIBLE IN U.S.A.
807 it was discovered by Mayor
Guvnor that tho public library of a
certain placo iu U.S.A., called Great
Barrlngton, did not contain a copy of
lhe Bible. He theroforo presented one,
in which were inscribed the words: "I
havo found n great many libraries
which- lacked a great many books, bnt
never before have I found one liko this,
which lacked the Great Book." Calling
again four yoars later, ho wns informed
that no ono ever used tho book he had
presented. The Catholic journal "America'' considers these Great Barring*
tonlnns on a par with the community
of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where seventy-
eight students wore recently subjected
to a Biblical examination with tho following results.
* * Tbo test was not made ofT-hand, but
noarly an hour was allowod to writo
down the answers. Tho results wore
startling. One volunteered the vain*
ablo information that tho Old Testament was written B.C., the other was
not], another affirmed that 'tho Old
Testament represented Hebrew fable.'
while 'the New dealt with historical
characters.' Another, again, that 'the
Old was composed largely of stories and
prove bs which are not any longer believed to have actually happened.' 'By
the Law,' said one wise youth, 'is
meant the laws given by Christ to His
disciples, whilo the gospel simply moans
the Scriptures as taught to the people.'
Wo can only quote a few of tho hnn-
ireds of other ridiculous replies. 'Tho
gospels,1 for instance, 'wore tho letter
pro,
Every Woman
from Gormany,    'the producing plants' "','.'","__, ',,' ", ,"',".," '.'.'," ".*"
to.1 by tlib tUMOvoror Jll bd'*ye.~!^P??1-,'.?,t0,r^^0 '^A
n, and although Dr, Nagel has no
patent on his process, ho withholds from
the public the one item of information
with regard to the temperature of the
weak solution of iron sulphate he will
employ.
"The Germans have a monopoly in
potash," Dr, Nagel said. "This government   has   had   its   experts   Lu   the
l'uited States geological survey itt■ , , .- . . . . . , ,. ,:,.,■.
work for mauy ytara Id soarch of kail- ?,hot. '",,'"8 «h«tot toaohmg Christian,
bearing lands, but without success. Thelfe to "" m,,n ntt,lm s','10; '"Before
only souroo for this metal le tho soil in \ >10 ™k crow. ' ""' ■■»•» ''<"'>' m°
Strissburg, Germany, whleh thos far!"""'° w»» »M. by f.hnst. to ono of
has been productive. It wns this metal! th» .1!"?™ l™"f.S beM<> !"'" '" }h"
about whieh Germany and the United !^i A «* . ?n°Tc° '" Tf1"?'
States engaged ia a wordy controversy J "' "">, *mc"m' !,oc'is tof "f""."
several  months ago, and after which   bus-"lhe   Reformers   of   the   sW-
the nriee of nolnsh f ,r Imnortatlon into!'"'''i1   ™,,t"1T "er0 <lci"n/ <">?ral<»
Nazarone was the Mother of Christ,
| Nazareth was his Father.' 'Levi was a
j name applied to dews who woro small
I in  stature,  compared   with   Leviathan
which meant large. ' Levi was a .Jewish
I male; Leviathan, a woman.' 'The Tslo
| of Pat mos was the placo where the chll
I dren of Israel wore fed In the wilder
1 ness.' ' "Thou tire the man" nre worth
said by Judns to Christ, or by a pro-
the price of potash for importation into
this country was left at $8.50 a ton. I
believe there almost wns talk of war
about the subject.
"Sea wator is tho basic principle of
knli and chemists havo found tho sen
water, in ages when the water was re-
coding from the earth, carried away
the kali and deposited it in the ocean.
Thoro hnvo been many attempts to ox-
tract theso metals, but none of these
efforts mot success, principally duo to
the methods employed and tho great
cost of these methods. Ramsey tried it,
among others, nnd he gave it up. My
experiments lmvo onvried mo over a
period of two years, and now 1 am prepared to announce my process in part."
ARAEI PASHA
Tho death of Arnbi Pasha sots one
thinking of his trials widen tooli place
almost twenly nine years ago. Looking
back upon this 11.-st ebullition of Kgyp
tian nationalism in the light of tho pro
sent not too clearly -defined political
^^^^___ .conditions, ouo  finds a  few  suggestive
worse. Indeed, the whole principle Of |£MI ,ls t0 |I(IW not to deal with a lead
the old Roynl Commission, endorsed by I ,,r „,■ ,, j>Ig]j)g,
tho Development Commissioners — it| Elthor Arnbl was a prisoner of war,
may bo inferred, against the calm judg |,„ i,0 judged hy 0 military tribunal, or
ment of the mujority of them — i-* |„. Was a riotous civilian. ''I lie fact that
faulty because it supposes that good „f,(.r 'pel-el Kebir Arnbi surrendered
siros get au overwhelming proportionU0 the British Commander suggests thai
Of good projonv. Hero lity. especially i ll(1 wnB ti„, former. The courso taken
in regard to hunles who are cross*Uy the Egyptian Government wus, in
brods, is not so perfect in its operation ,j|(, ,jrst jn'stniioe, bv a commission of
and horse brooding Is moro of a gamble j inquiry, composed of Turks und
lund less of a science than ever it was.1
hostile to the prisoner, with I
tno Bible, though thoy professed to base
their whole religion on it. Insisting on
everyone rending it and guaranteeing
that the most ignorant could fathom it
profoundest mysteries, they robbed it
of all its objectivo value, for each individual, no mattor how incompetent,
was pormitted to read into it his own
senso, thereby leaving it no sense at
all. Tho result is that in spite of tho
millions of money used by tho Biblo
Societies to multiply its editions and
scatter tlioui ovor tho face of tho earth,
not. only tno old lovo and veneration for
the Sacred Book havo disappeared, but
tho grossest ignoranco of its contents
hns succeeded to that almost superstitions eagerness to learn tho text by
heart whicli was so noteworthy only a
vory short time ago."
HOW INDIANS MADE HISTORY
If wo eould only get at the facts of
lho history of our Indian tribes, it
wonld bo of interest to compare these
with what is related as the fortune of
most civilized nations. It is only iu
tradition that tin* history of the Indian
lives, anil only ono version of the story
is ever heard. Sometimes lhis is so true
to nature that no room for doubt cnn
be found. Such is tho following chapter from lhe annals of the Delivers, a
Canadian tribe,
One dny a young chiof shot his arrow through a dug belonging to another
brave. The brave revenged tho death
ilog,  and   instnat'y  a   hundred
...   i Drove,
(ir     -  ,.
! of  his
|Tho ^armjj gives a  miserable price forI\J^'oxcoptlOH  of ono  Kgyptinn  ollicor
bows we o drawn. Kre night had fallen
The Army of
Constipation
Is Growing Smallar Every Day,
CARTER'S LITTLE
UVER PILLS an
' mpotuible—llwjr not
oniy gin relief— a
ihey permtneotl
cure Coaitip*^
Hon.   Mil-ji
lions uw A
ihem (or
lilioui-
mu, lndifeitioa, Sick HtWickt, Sillmr Skia.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICI
Genuine nun beu Signature
the best horses, and tho worst nro un-!wi,,
saleable. At £40 for n three-yeai'-old,
breeding of cross-bred hunters is hardly
an attractive business. Indeed, tho
business would Innguish nltogothor if
it woro not for the foreign armies, especially the French and Gorman, which
ato not afraid of paying 1!00.
It is more thnn nbsurd to lament, ns
do some critics, the activity of the foreign purchaser. Uo is much the best
friend of the horso breeder. Tf ho
buys tho best of onr horses, ho is the
ono man who, directly nnd in the only
possible way, encourages tho gamble.
Ile alone, if wo except members of the
hunts, offers tho prizes. In faet ho
does for horses what tho Argentine and
scve-ul of the over-sea dominions do for
the breeding of sheep nnd entile, He
ought to be encourngoil in every possible way, for ho leaves "good monoy"
deserted from hit
some
amp, to prepare  lt'"v.
,.   longthy   indictment   from   evidence | - '
taken in secret.   The trial was next re*
ferred to a Court-Martini, of which Mo-1
eighty
warriors lay dead around
pine woods rang with the
m
Inmetitntlons of tho women:  tho tribe
had lost its bravest men.
Thero was a  temporary truce.    Th<
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmw
Wurls on the hnnds is n disfigurement
thnt troubles mnny Indies. ITollowny's
Corn Cure will remove tho blemishes
without puin.
or Circassians. The o wns nn official]*
lawyer for the prosecution; but it was
owing entirelv to tho chivalrous generosity of Mr. Wilfrid Blunt, at his private i'ost, lhat counsel woro engaged
for the defence, These wero Mr. A.
M. Broadloy, an Knglish barrister, lately practising in the Consular Court at
Tin.is. ami the Hon. Mark Xnpior, of
lho Inner Temple, nssistcl by Mr. Kve.
solicitor. They had no Opportunity of
cross examining the witnesses for the
prosecution, whose depositions woro
takon iu private.
Mr. Brondloy declared Arnbl to be a
gonuino patriot ami a mnn of high character. However this may have boon,
lus ndver.aric« shr;i"k from bringing
him to a  public trial,      The  olToncos
ness lying to the south.
In lhe night they began their march;
sullenly tlieir brethren saw thom do-
part, never to return. They went thoir
wny to the shores of the Lessor Slave
Lnfco. toward tho g'eat plains which
woro said tn be far southward, by the
banks of the swjft -rolling Sashatchc-
wa il,
The tribe of the Heavers never saw
this eviled band ngain. but a hundred
years later a Heaver Indinn, who fob
w_A_\ ..
I colds• brain
i Lent*
Huckwheat     -IS
Klax     50
Corn     .Ml
Pons    ii"
Bonne •    iid
Boots    fin
Carrots     HO
Castor Beans     40
Clover Seed        (Ill
Hemp Seed      II
Onions      "dl
Parsnips    80
Potatoes     (ill
Turnips     00
'.timothy Seed     -IS
Bluo Crass Seed        M
Hiino     TH
Bituminous Coal        70
BggS,  l'j  lbs. per standard dozen
A small basket of fruit weighs about
11 \.2 lbs.; a bag of potatoes weighs 00
lbs,, and a h.\\_\ of tho same uu hi o generally holds a bushel and one-half. A
stick may vary in size. Wheat bags
hold two bushels often, but sometimes
a bushel and a half.
Clip this out and paste it in the
granary upon tho wall, and you will
llml it of uso when selecting seed grain
or selling your produce.
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Women aro on the whole more sickly
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Actual hostilities, however, wore never
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about the farm.
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THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,
Islander Printing k Publishing Company
Charles C. Segrave,
Managing Editor.
Advertising rates published ekewhqre in th" paper.
Subscription price $1.5U per yeur, p. y u.u in   manu
The editor does not hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
.eorreapondents.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1(1,    1911.
What the Editor has to say
Recently Mr. Taft delivered a lachrimose speech bewailing the downfall of his reciprocity scheme, whereupon the
Victoria Times took occasion
to eulogise Mr. Taft at the expense of Mr. Borden. Tliere
is no comparison between the
two men, any more than there
is between the two governments, except, perhaps, that
both are great. And Mr. Taft
is a big man and a statesman.
From his point of view reciproc
ity is a good thing. Certainly
it is. What could be better
for tbe American people tban
to filch tbe Canadian market?
Mr. Borden is also proving
himself a statesman, and we
Canadians are proud of him.
He is gallantly protecting our
markets from invasion by Mr.
Taft and his people. What
comparison then.inimical to Mr.
Borden, can be drawn between
the two men? Why should
the Times give editorial space
to the following from Mr.Taft's
Speech: "I have not been willing, nor will I be, to purchase
it (the presidency) at the sacrifice of my freedom to do my duty as I see it." Does the Times
mean to insinuate that Mr.
Borden would—stultify himself for sake of office? The
record to date gives no war
rant for this insinuation.
Perhaps the Times would
find a more congenial field in
•'the States."
et book. And again, it does
not help much oven if there nre
ever so many dollars. There is
hardly ever enough, you know,
The choosing of a present for
friend or loved one is no small
matter and takes time. Suppose you bought early and. later saw something better und
cheaper! You generally feel
like going out back of the
house and having a good kick
at yourself, if you are of the
male gender. If of the other,
you just bawl a few. No, no!
A Christmas present is a serious thing aud to be chosen only after due delberation, Therefore give us time, Let us do
justice to our pocket book, at
least. Let us do our Chrisfn ri
shopping as hest we may.
HE DID NOT ADVERTIhU.
Breathes tlieri1 a  mnn   with   soul   so
dead,
Who uever a> hiins.lf Ims said:
"My trade of late is getting bad,
I'll try another ten-inch a.l!"
If there be, go ni.uk Iiim well,
Fui- him nu hank account slmll   swell,
No angel watch the golden stair,
T.p welcome home thc millionaire.
Thc man whu never asks far trade,
By lucal line, ur add displayed,
Cures mure fur rest tllanlw^tl ty gain
Ami patronage but gives hiin pain.
Tread  lightly  friends;   let   nu  rude
Bound
Disturb his sollm.lo profound,
Here lot him lie in uui in repose,
Unsought oxcepi hy men he owes,
And when lie 'li s, nu plant  lum deep
That untiling muy disturb his sleep
Where no rude clamor may dispel
Thut quiet that lie loved su well.
And that the world muy know its lus:
There are so many beatiful Plnoe on a stone,. wreiltl] of m088
things in the stores, and alas, And on a stone above, "Here lies
all too few dollars in the pock- A fossil, who did not advertise."
A(iAl\ Christinas is upon  us
and again the newspapers put
up the wail, Do your shopping
early, as though anyone ever
did their Christinas shopping
early who wasn't sorry   after.
God bless the Americans.but
let them keep without the
three mile limit. If they want
fish let them take them out of
the deep sea
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLO., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAU ■ $10,000,000 REST, -   $8,000,000
FARMERS'  BUSINESS
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for the transaction of their banking business including the discount nnd
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied tree of charge
on application.
BANKING  BY  MAIL
Account! may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank of
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive thc same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to th* Bank. 4231
OUMHf.KLAND BnANOH. ■   W. T. WHITE, Manager.
THE V1HCOUVEB ISLAND NUB8ERY CO. regret thst owing
to tbs recent hrsvy (tils ol mow, tbey bate been unable to make
tbelr fell delivery ts ssily ts promised. They hope, however, to bsve
tbeir (nil shipment made io eonne ot t week or eo.
It is not too latt to order NOW for this shipment.
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Phone _'i.
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Courtenay, B. C.
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PROPRIETORS
Ail Kinds of Hauling Done
Flrsi Class Bigs For Hire.
Orders Promptly Attended to
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
8 ottled beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
^•Best on the ©oastss
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FANCY   CHINAWARE
A good assortment of Berry Sets,
Fancy Cups and Saucers, Mugs, etc.
just opened out, also an assortment
of Toilet Sets.
A Full Stock of Furniture Beds and Bedding Always on Hand.
"The Furniture Store"
MoPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B,0
53ea5neH &%§yoa\U$
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOB SALE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
..I Ci
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
5JJ, Billiard Room in connection
f
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
jy wi
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Fire Insurance Co
Get rates before insuring elut
where
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MATERIALS JUST RE-
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Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
The Club Cafe
Courtenay, B. C, Next Door to Opera House
CAMERON & McKENZIE, Props.
White Cookine
and White Help Only,
Everything Eirst Class
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Barrister,   Solicitor   and!
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GRAND
BALL!
COURTENAY OPERA HOUSE
Thursday, December 28th, 8 p. m.
Given by the Gourtenay Basket Ball and Social Club.
Prizes will bc given as follows: First prize by Messrs. McPhee & Morrison for best costume representing any
goods sold at tlieir Store. Goods to the Value of $10.00. Seeond Prize, given by Messrs. McPhee & Morrison for seeond best Costume representing any goods sold at their Store, Goous to the value
of $5.00.
1st Prizc-
2nd Prizo
3rd Prizo-
4th Prize-
5th Pjize-
6th Piize-
7th Prize-
-$10.00 Cosh (or Beat Dresse] Lady, given hy O. H. Fechner, Esq.
-$5.00 Cash for Bi'st Dressed Gi'iit   .ivcn by Leo Anderton, Esq,
$10.00 Caah for the Best National Character, (Lady), given by A.
E. Evans, Esq.
-$5.00 Caah f.»r tho beat National Character,(Gent), given by A. W
H. Shepherd, Esq. ,
For the beat Flower Girl Gooda to the value ol $7.00 given by
Messora McKeen - Biacoe, Courtenay.
-For the liest Topay, Goo3a to the value of $5.00 given by   Meaara
McKeen »fc Biacoe, Cour tonny.
-For the best sustained Character Go9ds  to  the valuo of $7.50
given by Messrs Liggio it McLeod Courtenay.
8th Prize—For tho best Colored Gentleman Cash $5.00 given by   tho   Courtenay Busektball Club.
9th Prize—For the best Original Character, Cash $5.00 given by G. R. Bates,
Esq. Courtenay.
10th Prize—For the best white Hobo, Suitcase value $5.00 given by Wesley
Willard Esq.
llth Prize—For the Beat Clown, Extra Special Prize given by the Boys. Vnlue, etc., to bc declared later,
12th Prize.—Prize Waltz, $5.00 Cash, given hy Hodgkinson & McCush.
13th Prize.—Prize Two-step, $5,90 Cash, given by   Messrs.   Cameron and
McKenzie.
Hth Price.—Best Hayseed, $2.50 Casl>, given by Courtenay Basket Ball Club
R0Y& MORGAN'S 4-P1ECE ORCHESTRA
ADMISSION:   Lady Maskers, 75c.   Gents, $1.50.   Spectators, Aduts,50c, Children 25c
No Dancers allowed on the floor before unmasking unless properly masked and costumed.
F. N. Faber, Leo Anderton, A. W. H. Shepherd, Committee. FRANK D. CAMERON, Hon. Seo.
Refreshments Served.
Suits may be obtained from Messrs. Loggie & McLeod TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
5 YEARS' THROAT TROUBLE
AND INFLUENZA CURED
EMINENT   DOCTORS   FAILED   TO
CURE—HAD GIVEN UP HOPE
TWa   Case   Docs   Prove   That   Whoii
Catarrhozone is Breathed Every
Trace of Catarrh Disappears
Mil ford ILivon, Da., Nov. 1.—Everyone In tbis neighborhood knows of tho
long Buffering from Influenza and
catarrh endured by Mr*. D, Guruey.
Today Bho is well. Iter recovery is
due imtiu'ly to Catarrhozono, This
is hoc own statements "I WOB A great
sufferer from catarrh ln the head,
throat mid QOBO, anil en du roil thQ manifold tortures of Influenza Cor five years.
My life wrb despaired of. Oatarrn wns
undermining uiy strength very fast. I
used treatments from eminent doctors,
but all Eailod to curo mo. I had givon
up hope nt' r\ er being woll. Thon I
rend of a wonderful cure mado by
Oatarrhozone. Immediately I sont for
CaUrrhozono, and boforo 1 had uiod
ono inn Ue I waa groat ly rollovod, Today   1   am  curod.      Wo  would not be
without Oatarrhoaone in our homo-
it'a so sure In colds, coughB, bronchial
and throat troublo. I feci it is my
duty to publicly recommend Catarrhozono."
Got tlio largo dollar bIzo of Catarrhozone] il contains a beautiful hard
riild'or inlialor. and modiclne that lasts
two months. Smaller bizos, 25c. and
BOc. omdi. Beware of imitations—accept only Catarrhozone, Bold by all reliable dealers, or by mail from Tho
Catarrhozono Company, Kingston, Ont.,
nnd Buffalo. N.V.
That Reminds Ne
USED FISTS INSTEAD OF PENS
A unique method of settling a political dispute was recently adopted by
two Queensland journalists, Mr, Murphy, editor of tho Oharleville Times, a
Liberal orgap, nnd Mr. Kliner, editor
of the local Guardian, Labor. Thoy decided to settle tho mutter by si public
fight with boxing glovea. " Tho hall
wns erowdod and both men fought
fiercely. The first round was decidedly
in favor ol' Mr. Murphy, in the second
round Mr. Kliner fared even worBO. Tho
third finished bim completely and iu
loss than a minute ho was hanging ou
tho ropes in a dazod condition.
Alfred Tennyson Dickens, son of the
great Knglish novo!ist, now lecturing
in the East, lias for years been a successful sheepman in Australia, where
ho has large holdings.
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D. COOPER, C. A.     *     Principal
In Delta, Colorado, tho town council
is becomingly modest; and we are told
that when u tax ou dogs was imposed,
they mado tho ordinance read: "Tax
on each dog—male, ouo dollar; vico
versa, throe dollars."
Tho following appeared iu a village
paper not long ago:
"Amos Green aud Mrs. Nettle Clark,
both of this vicinity, were married hero
today. Amos loaves four children by
liis first wife and many warm friends/'
Littlo Doris, four yenrs old, had to
"stand in tho comer" for being
naughty.
After somo moments of perfect silence, Doris was observed intently examining llie fingers of her left nand;
then tragically she oxolaimodi "My
Dodl    No two iiliho!"
• •   •
Ouo day Mark Twain was being
shaved by n very tal Uut ivo burlier and
was   fou eil  to  listen   to   many  of  liis
The barber had to strop his razor, and
when he was ready, brush In hand, to
commence again, ho ashed:
"►Thrill I go over it againf"
"No. thanks," drawlod Marie.   "It's
hardly  net-esmry.      I   think   I   can  re
mombor every word."
During tho campaign for tlio commission form of government at Keokuk,
Iowa, an old German was arguing with
a bwode who was opposed to tho change
on the ground that thero would bo too
few men to manage affairs. The Gorman clincned his argument with: "Him-
mel, man, it takes only tho Father,
Son nnd Holy Ghost to run Heaven—1
guess three men ought lo be ablo to
run Keokuk."
At a meeting of tho State Medical
Society the secretary read u letter tVoin
tho consul of one of our faraway possessions, urging the need of a resident
physician in his district. Tn tho moment of silence that followed the reading a young man in tho hall arose and
said modestly:
"f wi:di yon would put me down for
that place, sir. It sounds good to mo.
My practise here died last night."
As-Willlnm Faversham was having his
luncheon in a Birmingham hotol ho
was much annoyed by anothor visitor,
who, during tho wholo of Iho meal,
stood with his back to tho fire warming himself and watching Pavorsnam
eat. Al length, unable to endure it
any longer, Mr. Faversham rang thu
beil nnd said:
"Waiter, kindly turn that gentleman
around.      I think ho is done ou    that
Two negroes were comfortably sprawl
cd beneath a shady oak, enjoying to
mc full thc pastime of wishing fur the
Impossible.     Said one:
" f wish I had a million watci-
melons."
""Wouldn't dot bo fine," oxclaimod
the second negro. " Den we could
cat all do watermelons wo wanted."
"Wn!" mocked the first negro hn
disgust. "Why, I wouldn't givo yo' a
smell."
"Wouldn't you oven give me one li'l
watermelon?"
" • Wouldn 't I even givo you one 'HM
watermelon?' "—with rising indignation. "Why, yo' good-for'-nothin'
lazy nigger, hain't yo' got 'noiigh ambition to wish fo' yo' ©wn watermelons?"
Ono cold winter day pome railroad
officials while making nn inspection of
i huge yard, stepped for a momont inside a switchman 's shanty to got warm.
Among them was a general superintendent who was known to have a mania
for "scientific management" and the
reduction of expenses. As they wero
leaving, the switchman asked thc travelling yardmaster, whom ho knew:
Now, can ye be tellin' mo who
thot mon is?"
That's the general superintendent,"
the yardmaster roplied.
"What do yon think o' thot? lie'a
_ fotne-lookin mon, and yo never would
believe tho tales ye aro aftor hcarin'
jout.   'im."
"What have you heard about him,
Mike1?" was tho curious question.
Why, they do say that ho wns at
the funeral of Mr. Mitchell's woife. and
when the six pall-beavers come out lie
raised his hand and said: 'Hold a minute, boys. I think ye/, can get along
without two of thim.' "
Two huntors had "beaten" tho
Irail along tho marches of Long Island
for throe days with an unusually small
bag resulting. The food supply uad
run out much ahead ol hodulod time;
far worse, the "liquid ainnm iltlon" had
j bein exhausted in the early itagOB of
I the hunt.
Alter following the coast vainly for
three hours, looking for some sign of
habitation, thev spied an otnpty house
on the beach.
"Go in and look it over, Bill," said
one.
lie did so, returning in a moment,
emply-hanued.
"Anything in there?" askod his com
paiiion, expectantly.
"Nope," ropliod his running mate,
with a profound, sign—"nothing but
two empty bottles full of water."
* e    e
"When T first decided to allow the
jieople of Tupelo to use my namo as a
candidate for Congress, T went out to
a neighboring parish to speak," said
Private  John   Alleu   recently  to  some
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has Plnex or will gladly get it for you.
If not, rend to Tho Pinex Co., Toronto,
Ont.
"No, jodgo. If he was mah hus-
ban\ and ho treated mo lak he did Mb
wife, Ah wouldn't call no p'lieeinan.
No, sah, AhM call do undertaker."
With the Horses
stwetrat-iffis'JHuanNH
Cause of Asthma, No one can say
with certainty exactly what causes the
establishing of asthmatic conditions.
Dust from the street, from flowors. from
grain nnd various other irritants may set
up a trouble impossible to irradicntc except through a suro preparation such as
j Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthenia Remedy.
Uncertainty may exist, ns to cnuso. bat
thero can bo no uncertainty regardingn
remedy  which  has  freed  a   generation
, of asthmatic victims from this scourge
1 nf the bronchinl tubes. It is sold
everywhere.
friends at the old Metropolitan Hotel
in Washington.
"An old darky came up to greet mo
after tho meeting. 'Marse Allen,' he
said. 'I's powerful glad to see you.
I's known ob you sense you wuz a
babby. Knew yob pappy long hefo'
you-all wuy. Iiohii, too. lie Used t"
hold de same olllce you got uow, 1
'members how he held dat some office
fo' years an ' years.'
" \Vhut oflice do you ineaii, uncle?'
I asked, as ] nover knew pop held anv
oflice.
" ■ Why, de olllce of candidate, Mnrso
John; you pappy was candidate fo'
mauy yoars,' "
A native of Oermany was visiting
nn American friend iti Xew Vork, and
the latter bethought himself tn take his
guest ou a visit to Nipgara Falls.
The American, accustomed to luirsls
of wonderment and enthusiasm, was not
n little astonished In see liis Teutonic
friend stand and gazo stolidly* minute
after minute upon the roaring cataract I
without evincing tlio slightest sign of
emotion.
Finally, unable any longer to conceal
his chagrin and disappointment, •*)
American turned to his companion and
asked: "Don't you think that's a won-
dorful sight?" '
"Yotf" asked the Dutchman.
"Why, that gigantic body of water
pouring over that lofty precipice.'1
Tho Gormau stood for a fow seconds
longer, until he got that idea digested,
thoil   lookod  Up  blankly and  asked:
" Veil, vot';; to hinder it?"
| Two Irishmen were watching the
events at a Hold-meet, Whon one of
tho athletes jumped some twenty-one
feet in tho broad jump, Pat remarked
to .Mike. "Mike, that was a purty good
jump."
"Ves," says Mike, "it. was, but nothing like what wc had back on the
Oujd Sod."
"Sure," says fat, "and they never
had anything to equal that jump.*'
"Ves," says Mike, "and they did.
One day I saw a man jump twenty-
three feet—backwards—up a hill—again
a strong wind."
"Mike, Mike, phwat aro yo givin'
us?     No man ever did that."
"Sure and he did. Didn't I sec it
with me own eyes?"
" Well, and if ye did, who might that
man  00?"
"Sine, and it was your own cousin,
Din nis O'Shea."
". . . Me own cousin Dinnis, eh?
Well—well, he might."
The only unoccupied room in the
holel—one with a private bath in connection with it — was given to the
stranger from Kansas. The next morning the clerk was npprnaehed by tho
guest when the latter was ready to
check  out.
"Well, did you have a good night's
rest ?" the clerk asked.
"No, I didn't," replied the Kansan.
"The room was all right, and the bed
was pretty good, but I couldn't sleep
very much, for I was afraid somo one
would want to take a bath, and the
only door to it was through iny room,"
Standing in front of the kargaroo corral ii. the animal house in Central Park
was a family of unmistakably Hibernian extraction, who gazed i» open
mouthed astonishment at lho toothpick
face, bar eared, and long leg ipooifflon
from  the Antipodes.
"For the love of the Knights of
Columbus, phwlmt in the divil is chtm
t hint's .'" nsked Mike of Put.
"Thim," answered Pat, "bo kanga-
rooeB."
" Kangarooes, is it?" said Mike.
"Phware do they come from?"
"Sure, they be natives of Australia,"
said Pat.
"Natives of Au-drnlia. be they?
Wurrn, wurra," wailed Mike. "Ain't
that the shame. Me sister Norn wiut
out there last week to marry one of
thim."
A colored man had been arrested on
a charge of beating and cruelly misusing his wife. After hearing the
charge against the prisoner, tho justice
turned to the first witness.
! "Madam." he said, "if'.this man
woro your husband and hnd given yon a
beating, wonld you call in the police?"
The woman addressed, a veritable
Amazon in sizo and aggressiveness,
turned a smiling countenance towards
lhe uotice and answered:
Experience goes to show that fashions  change   in   horse   breeding  ns  in
everything  else,  aud  it  by  no  means
follows that the stamp of horso which
was popular in Great Britain oven so
recently oven as ten or twenty years
ugo is tho type most thought of today.
At  that epoch   tho  hackey  and   harness horse was a specinl cult   iu   Groat
Britain,     We are speaking now of the
"general purpose" type of animal, good
for   both   riding   und   driving,    having
not too  much  waste  knee  action, but
In goer who could win through a long
j.ixly-mile day and tlo it regularly wilh
i out  looking one bit   the worse for it.
ilie stood  from   14,0 to  Ifl.S, had  mag
I nl l'n ent   shoulders,  great   pace,  uud   a
stamina, due to a judicious thorough'
bred cross, thnt  B6VW let him fail, no
mattor how severe a tusk you put him
to.
Then iu 1800 or thoroabouts tho pub-
lie fancy in British horsoflorh seems t"
have changed entirely, as fanoy will,
'lho tosto of hone broodors, which is
supposed to coincide with that of
horse riders and drivers, now began to
hend towards a lager animal alto-
gel her, and the day of the hackey was
ovor for lhe lime bolng. The rout
idea underlying this change, according
io ihe sources of Information extant,
seems to have been thnt the hackney
was lo be regarded as a harness horso,
purely and simply, one not to be
1 hough t of in connect ion with riding
at all. The thing striven for was the
obtaining of as tall a carriage ho se as
possible, They bred him up to 17
hands, but the great leggy beast was
as uncomfortnblo to ride as a dromedary would havo beeu.
Latterly, however, tlio indications
point to a marker, revival in this
country in favor of the old-fashioned
type of hackney horse, (he sort equally good for saddle aud harness purpose. The revival is principally due
to the fact that riding as an exercise
is again becoming fashionable with the
monied public in Groat Britain. That
is a good thing in itself ns affording
not only a healthy means of enjoying
the fresh air, but also iu its bearing
upon tho breeding of British horses in
this line class.
Tho first signs of rccrudesonce of
popular favor are always the institution
of fresh classes at the great national
horse shows; and at most of tho principal shows lately held there have beeu
clnesoa particularly for hackneys, and
well filled classes, too. Of course iu
tho case of a type which is only just in
precoss o. being reconstituted, you have
to take what you can gel. and it was
inevitable lhat the hackney classes,
whilst in every sense satisfactory,
should be rather mixed as regards type.
Tin' experience of tne years that have
gone by have probably' been more or
less foigolteu and even the experts differ nowadays us to what is precisely
tho right typo of the ride-and-drive
Imrsc to breed. Whatever his gonoral
qualities Bhould be, there is no doubt of
one thing, nameiyT that his capabilities
as a saddlo horse should be absolutely
beyond reproach. If he is not a com
fort able as woll ns a good horse to
ride ho is not really a hackney ho.se
at all. but simply a harness animal converted for the time being into a riding
one. Nearly every man who understands a horse nnd keeps a singlo specimen for business or pleasure desires to
possess an animal wliich he can ride as
well as drive.
Well, uon, here is the beginning of
thc demand, or rathe.- the demand so
fnr as tne united Kingdom in concerned, for the hackney horse.
British experience goes to show that
unless ne is a first-rate animal, a horse
of this typo is not much uso for anything. If he is a good ono with the
true hackney foundation, a strain of
blood somewhere about him, hardly
any money is tno much to pay for him.
llis coining again into favor must be a
source of satisfaction to many a brood*
er of older type, too, men whoso paddocks iu the oid dnys contained nono
but good  stuff and whose commission
book for this stamp of animal havo
long bcen empty.
Tho hackney typo of horse is rogaul-
ed as never having been out of favor
in America and in proof of tho contention one may point to tho fact that
trotting competitions in which the very
finest specimens of the hackney breed
are employed occupy tho samo important
position in public estimation there. As
will bo well known to American readers, trotting is in a vory backward condition in Grent Britain. Tho only two
regular meetings held aro at lmber
Court Park, Thames Dittoii, just outside London, and at Blackpool, the
great seasido watering plnce and holiday
resort for all Lancashire aad Yorkshire.
Tho prizos trotted for, however, are
smnll, $*J;">0 being quite a big oll'or. The
records are very average, and nothing
out. of the way at all. The time for
the mile at thoso meetings is u.uinlly
about - minutes -10 seconds.
Tho foregoing paragraphs have ro
for on CO, of courso, solely to lhe first
rite stamp of hnckney horse, 'flu1 coming of the motor, whether used for plOfl
sure or business purposes, lus had i
IttOSl   serious ell'ect  upou general  horse
trade in Great Britain, ami the ordiu*
ary type animal. Ihe second or third
rater, wliich might formerly always bo
relied upon tu tetch its $100 or $2U0,
is now altogether at a discount. Month
by month do horses of this inferior calibre come up below the rostrum of the
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Causes and Sidelights of the War
Between Italian and lurk
The twentieth century's second wnr
Involving two ot' the grent powers ia
under wny. Few of the warmest advocates of world peace hnvo boou su optimistic as to argue that tho era of
war has really passed away, and those
who havo induced themselves to hold
thnt belief may lose BOme of thoir convictions with the present combat between Italy and Turkey. H is truo
that wars are not so long and couBtaut
.is thoy onco wero, but thero has boon
an average of nt least oae great war
per dorado over since the downfall of
Napoleon, which does uot show that
man has changod completely, oven although ho is gradually coming to soo
that ploughshares nml pruning hooks
iro hotter than swords ami bayonets.
To t lie person w.ho does not study
world politics closely Ilio idea of war
between Italy und Turkey was a now
ono. Wo huve become used to tho
Mi ought of Franco-Gorman, Uusso*Tur*
tish, ami bitterly, Anglo (Ionium struggles, but few would  have supposed had
ihey stopped to givo the mutter thought,
that the successor of Rome would in our
•lay bo tn conflict with tiie power that
occupies the place of old Uy/.antium.
And delving into comparatively recent
history we should find that the last
time ihu Italian and tho Turk engaged
In war it was on the sumo side. In the
fifties, when the first Victor lOmmanuol,
<oekinw to givo his Sardinian kingdom
a reputation in tho eyes of Kurope, ho
united with France and Britain in aiding tho M'urk against ltussin in tho
Orimon.
Hut in the centuries agono the A'tirlt
ind the Italian wore bitter enemies.
History tolls us thnt of all Christian
Muiope, Italy nloue seat aid to tho
Hy/.iuitino empire ia its final desperate
aud futilo struggle against the Moslom
invmlor, nnd QenocsO and Venetians
woro among those who fell with Constantino Pttloologua when the conqueror of oh am mod's hordes swept over tho
walls of (■onslatilinople. Loug before
that they had been foes, and for long
after the strife was kept up. At. he-
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yoars ago, it was n (loot composed
largely of Veuetiiiii ships, though com*
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mnnded by Don John of Austria, which
ilel'ented a huge Turkish armada with
ii loss of IIO.UUU mon nnd over 100 vessels, relensod 12,000 Christian galley*
slavos, aad broke tho naval power of
the sultan beyond recyvory. J.epnnto,
tor some reason, is not of ton named
among tho decisive battles of tho world,
but thoro aro many reasons why it
should bo considered such, ami tho
brave sailors nf Italy contributed largely to its resnlt.
Italy may havo had ambitious in ro-
gard to Tripoli before 1878, hut It was
in that year thnt they wee lirst given
public QOttoe, when tho powers in the
treaty of Berlin agreed to penult Italy
to mnko a "pneilic penet ration " of the
African dependency of the sultun. lu
1888 the establishment of a ('Vouch
protei'loralo over Tunis doubtless sliiiiu-
lutod tho desire of the Komuu government, to take advantage of the perntis
sion accorded by the powers, and as
tho years parsed she dovolopud n con-
side able couiiuerce there. During the
nineties Itnly was seeking aa empire
iu Abyssinia, where ia '0(1 she met with
tho overwhelming defeat of Adowa, one
of tho mosl decisive checks ever givon
& while nice bv hlark ski lined Opponents. Aftor that reverse she had little stomach for adventures for a time,
and ia ISIW it looked as if Franco
might divert her neighbor's inlluoiiro
iu Tripoli to herself. However, in 11102,
when Franco wns having a littlo difllculty of her own with the 1'orto, sho
offered, ia recognition of Italian neutrality in that crisis, to adopt a similar
course should Italy invest Tripoli. This
conclusively shows that the idea that
Tripoli might be lopped from the Ottoman empiro is not a nuw one in European chancellories.
Again in HUM, Italy made no objections in tho Anglo-French entente
which gave Britniu n free hand in
Egypt aad Franco in Morocco, uud still
later she placated Austria, her dreilmnd
ally, yet a BUSpootod and hated rival,
by keeping her hands oil' when the dual
empire annexe.1 llosaia aad llor/.ego-
iin:t. This last was a dillicult question
lor Italy to handle, for Montenegro,
whose king is Quoon Helena's father,
wns anxious for war in order to prevent
tlio blow at hcr ambition to some timo
found a groat Sorb state wilh tho two
provinces in question as parts.
Just why Italy wants Tripoli is a
question on which observers aro not
entirely agreed. The official excuse
made by tho Roman govornmont for
her demands is that Italian commercial
rights hnvo not been respectod, and
that Italian colonists have been mistreated. Turkey makes a denial, which
was to bo expected. Tho Italian accusation hns probably a basis of truth,
but it is hardly serious enough in itsolf
to justify a war—at least in theso days,
The fact that all the African coast excepting this ono strip between Kgypt
and Tunis has come under European
influence doubtless had something to
do with the mattor. Italy is proud
and ambitious, and in the fiftieth year
of her existence as a modern kingdom,
her monarch and his advisers probably
felt it would be fitting to do something
to increase her fame before tho world.
The pica that her new possession will
be used as a colony for her surplus
population is not taken very seriously,
though it is true thnt some thousands,
"f Italians are already in Tripoli, most
ly engaged in commerce. But the country us a whole is not. fitted for agri-
Clllture, nnd the Italian peasants who
seek to get away from the impoverished
soil of thoir fatherland will be more
likely to look to tho United States or
Argentina than to the scorching sands
of Africa.
Tliere is doubtless a desire to gain
control of the trade that centres at
Tripoli, coming over the three great
caravan routes from Lake Chad, Tim-
Imctoo and Darfar. Over these quantities of feathers, ivory, nnd gold are
brought to be shipped 1" Constantino
[de, though it :s snid that the total
of this trade has diminished of lato
years.
Wliile Victor Kmiuauuel and liis ministers arc accused of hypocrisy iu pleading for the benefits which Italian rule
will bring to the inhabitants of the
territory in dispute, there is uu question
as |o tlic truth of Ihe claim, and people
who have had experience wilh Moslom
rule—or, rather, misrnlo- >eeai to bo
glnd to think Unit it is apparently to
be ended here. Algiers and Kgypt FlUVO
laken great st titles in advance .since
the sultan   was   relieved  of all   power
bary states in chock when the powors
of Europe feared them and paid them
tribute.
llrindisi, tho southeastern port of
Italy, whore the poet Virgil died, is
another old town which is important iu
tlio present situation, as it will bo
headquarters for the Italian cruisers
aud an object of Turkish attack if tho
Moslems are able to tuke the ofl'ensivo
at any time un the sea. Almost opposite on tho coast of Epirus is Prevent, whero tho first fighting occurred,
between the Duko of tho Abrum's
squadron aud Turkish destroyers. This
town stands almost ou tho site of tho
aucieut Nieopulis, nnd in tho vo.y
waters whore the opening guns of tho
preseut war were heard, tho fleets of
Augustus Caes&r and Mark Antony
sltugglud iu the battle of Actitim ior
the supremacy of the Rbman world,
hike auy war iu which the decripit
empire of (ho Ottomans might bo engaged, the present conflict is must pregnant with possibilities. Any oue of a
dozen things might happen to nullify
the efforts uf tho peaceuiako.s. Should
tho Christian population of Crete rise
iu revolt, it seems hardly possible that
the Creek government would be able
to restrain its excited subjects, wJ'O
ha VO uot forgot t en t heir ohl >v mugs
at the bauds of the Turk, and hav. a
recont and sore grudge in tho dofpftt
administered them iu 1897, when thu
Intervention of the powers was all that
saved their kingdom from reconqcest
by tho Hultan's army. On the frontiers of Thessaly, Bulgaria, Servia au I
.Montenegro, a single riflo shot might
mean a general war. Tho Bulgarian
army, ouo uf tlio iargost iu Kurope, iu
proportion to population, woll equipped, nnd always thirsting tor a conflict with Its ancient foe, is, according
to all accounts, straining at tho leash.
Under the excitometit consequent to a
frontier skirmish or a massacre of Bulgarians sueh us has oftoa occurred iu
tho Macedonian mountains, it is doubt
lul if the Sofia govornmont could avoid
hostilities,
Montenegro is in a similar situation.
The Bliteh Mountain people wero deeply stirrod by the Albanian robellion
of the past yoar, aud there is no question that a new rising thero, which has
already boen discussed, wonld mako
it very dillicult for King Nicholas to
keop the peace.
Turkey herself has a hard problem
in resl raining her frantic subjects.
Hinting has already occurred both in
Constantinople and Salonlca, the Italian consulate iu the latter city being mobbed. Massacres of Christians
iu the capita) and ia many towns in
Asia Minor would not bo at all uaox-
pocted) judging from the past, though
tlio Voung Turk government obviously
wishes to prevent such occurrences. It
is plain to seo that tho Porte is hi a
bad position. If it yields to Italy's
demands, a revolution seems very likely; if it lights and is whipped, the outcome will be almost surely tho same.
Its only chnuce of doing anything to
satisfy thc frantic Moslems scorns to
be a blow at Greece or some other small
power, which would merely be inviting
the final cntostrophe.
Just what dependency may be placed
in the various reports frum Kuropeau
capitals is hard to say. The big powers
fear, as always, to see tho final scramble for the dismemberment of Turkey
begin. It may be, as reported, that
lho whole affair has been "framed np"
between, Italy, Gormany aud Austria,
with the ub dors t a tiding that nothing
moro is to be done except separate Tripoli from tho Turk. hi this case the
powers uro playing with lire, for if u
conflagration starts in the Balkans, as
intimated above, it might be beyond
their power to check it.
One specific instance in which lhe
world will be benefited by Mm Italian
occupation of Tripoli will be by the
abolition of the traffic in Negro slaves
which is carried on with the Soudon,
Alfred Emorsotl, of the University of
Chicago, who acted as forerunner for
the American archeological expedition
now al work in Cyrene, slates tlmt he
saw with his own eyes a young .Negress exposed for sale in tho market
place of Tripoli, 'which it is charged
that the traffic in backs fnr lhe markets of Constantinople nnd Asiatic Turkey has been continuous, 'lhis will,
of course, be ended when the Ito Huns
arc in control.
ovor ihem, uud thero is every  reason
think th
in Tripoli, if tlo
comOS efl'ei live.
There Is a ki
student of history in Ihe dispatcher
from the Mediterranean. The name
Tripoli itself rocolls to ovory one Who
Ims read this country's history the exploits of Decatur and his comrndoa in
that very harbor over luo vears ago.
licraa, another town which will be occupied soon by the Italians, -aw the
Slurs ami Stripes in ISO."., when William
Katon, au American soldier of fori une,
led a motley party of (.reeks, Arabs,
Turks and Americans overland from
Alexandria, a inarch of 000 miles ncross
the desert, und took the placo by storm
—a feat which has been declared one
of the most remarkable in the annals
of war.
Bengasi!, another port mentioned in
the dispatches, is the ancient llesperi-
ues, and was long ago tho homo of
famous and learned Grook scholars and
literary lights, as were most of the
towns ol" the region. Cyrene—or Bar*
ka—has in its plateau back from the
coast a garden spot that had been famed
I'or centuries for its beauty and remarkably agreeable climate.
Of olher places, Malta, which is near
tlio scene of oporations and has re
calved many of the refugees from Tripo
H, has herself had experience with lhe
Turks heforo sho came under England's
sway over a contury ago, For two
centuries and a half, when the home
■ it' the Knights of St. .lolm, she male
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break into spray as it is driven by
the wind is restrained. The danger to
ships from u high in lining sea arises
from thin brooking of Ihe waves. A*
fascination for thoj Jong  as  lhe  surface  of   the   waves  is
md   will  be the same
Italian ocoupalion be
true instinct among animals. As is tho
case wiih man, this tendency to play is
strongest in the young.
J logs and cats muy ho seen to romp
in a game of tag as truly as ever children do, chasing ouo another in turn
until thoy weary of the fun.
Dogs wrestlo. With Iheir foropaws
upon each other's shoulders, standing
upon Iheir hind legs, they struggle, each
apparently trying to tlirow the other.
They will play thus until they finally
fall in a dose embrace, rolling ovor
and over.
Squirrels ave addicted to the pastime called by children *'squat-tag." A
squirrel will start over the grass, closo-
ly followed hy anothor, until tho first
"squats" upon its haunches, Thon the
purls nre exchanged, tlio second squirrel becoming "it." Hy and by they
will dart for the nearest tree," where
thoy will further nmuso themselves by
playing " hide-und-seek."
No small hoy ever enjoyed a game of
ball more than docs a kitten, though
the kitten, to be sure, invariably plays
"handball" and plays alone. It will
amuse itself by the hour gently patting
some object with its paws, sending it
now here, now there, keeping it continually iu motion, and evidently relish
ing every minute of the play.
Goldfish have been observed to Indulge in antics very closely resembling
play, Ono such fish, in au aquarium,
was resting quietly within a few inches
of the surface, whea it suddenly ejected a fish scale from its month. As the
scale wnn lowly sinking the fish darted
downward, drew tho scale into its
mouth, and rose to the surface, whore it
remained motionless for several moments. This performance was ropent-
cd several times. Whatever may have
boen the exact motive that prompted
theso actions, it may fairly bo concluded that the object of the fish was recreation.
 H  ••"       ** j
smooth   and   unbroken,   the   ship   rides
easily upon  Ihem.
Itut   whili'   the  principle   upun   which |
the oil nets is thus mi lent enough, the
real method of its action is not so ap*
patent.    This  has  bcen  subjected  In a
mathematical investigation by a Hritisb.
scientist.
It is shown that the viscosity of oil
is so much greator than that of water,'
being in lhe ease of (dive oil more thnn
two hundred and thirty times as gieat.
that the water may bo regarded as a
friction less   liquid   in   comparison   with
oil.    The surface tension  between the'
oil and the air is also shown to ho con- \
sideraldy   greator   than   that   between
tho oil and the wnter.   With these data,
it is found that lliere will be no break)
ing of the waves unless the latter vary j
iu  length  between  two fractions of a
centimetre,  namely  nine-elevenths and
five-sixths.
The result would, of course, vury a
little with different kinds of oil, and,!
as n matter of fact, tho reports of mariners show that there is a considerable
difference, in the ell'ect produced upon
the waves, depending upon tho sort of
oil that is used. Potroloum and various
kinds of flsh-oils hnve boen employed.
Tho oflToct is nlwnys found to be beneficial, though in varying degrees.
THE GAMES OF ANIMALS
Tliere   scorns   to   be   plonty   of   evidence lhat the desire tn "play" is a
THE DATE TREE
To the Arab mind tho date treo is thc
perfection of beauty and utility. Every
part ot this wonderful tree has its uso
to the Arab. Tho pistils of tho dnte-
blossom contain a flno curly fibre,
wliich is beaten ont and used in nil
Kastern baths as a sponge for soaping
the body. At tho extremity of tho
trunk is a Icrminat bud containing a
white substance resembling an almond
iu consistency and tnste, bnt a liundrod
times as large. This is a great table
delicacy.
There aro said to bo more than one
hundred varieties of date-palm, all distinguished by their fruit, nnd tho
Arabs sny that u good housewife can
f tun ish her husband with n dish of
dates differently prepared ovory day
for a month.
Hates form the stnplo food of the
Arabs in a largo part of Arabia, and
nro served in some form at overy meal.
Syrup and vinegar aro made from old
dates; aad by thoso who disregard tho
teachings of the Koran a kind of brandy is distilled from them. Tho date-pit
is ground and fed to cows and Bheep,
so that nothing of tho precious fruit
mny be lost. Whole pits aro used as
beads nnd counters for tho Arab children in their games on the desert snnd.
Tho branches of palms are stripped
ol' their leaves and used liko rattan
for the making of beds, tables, chairs,
cradlos, bird cages, bouts, and so forth.
The leaves are made into baskets, fnns,
and string, and tlte outer trunk furnishes fibre for rope of mauy sizes and
qualities:
Tho wood of the trunk, although tight
aad porous, is much used in bridge
building and architecture, and is quite
durable.
In short, when a date-palm is cut
down there is not a particle of it lhat is
wasted. This tree has been called the
"poor-houeo" and asylum for nil Arabia; without it millions would have nob
(her food nor shelter. One half of the
population of Mesopotamia, it in estimated, lives in date-mat dwellings.
FREAKS OF BULLETS
At tho battle of I'each Orchard, wheu
McClellnu was making his change of
huso, a Michigan Infantryman fell to
the ground as if shot dead, nnd was lefl
lying in a heap as the regiment chang
eil position. Tho bullet that had hit
him first struck the barrel of his gun,
then glanced and Btruck oil' a button ol
his eoat, fore lho watch out of his vest
pocket, ami struck tho man just- over
the heart, whero it was stopped by a
aoug'book iu his shirt pocket, lie was
unconscious for three quarters of an
hour, uud it was u full month before
the  black nndblue  spot   disappeared.
Ai Pittsburgh handing a member of
the Twelfth Michigan Infantry stoop
ed to give a wounded man a drink from
his canteen. While in this ad. a bul
let aimed at his breast, struck the cun-
leen and buried itself h: the leg of a
horse. The canteen was split open ami
dropped io the ground in halves.
At   the second  bailie of  Hull   Hilt!  a
\ew Vork Infantryman was passing tobacco to a com ra ile when a bullet
struck the plug, glanced off, and buried
Itsolf in a knapsack. The lobacco was
rolled up like a ball of shavings, und
carried a hundred feel nway. Directly
in lho line of the bullet was the head
of a lieutenant, nin], had nol lhe bullet
been dellecled. he would certainly have
beeu wounded or killed thereby. As
it was. he had both eyes (IIIfltl with tobacco dust, tind had to bo led lo tlio
rear.
At Brandy Station one of Custer's
troopers had his left stirrup-strap cut
away by a grape shot, which passed bo
tween his leg and llie horse, blistering
tno skin as if a red-hot iron had been
used. Ho dismounted to ascertain the
extent of his injuries, and, as he bent
over, a bullet knocked his hat off nnd
killed the horse.
hi the snme tight a trooper had suflVr-
ed several days with a toothache. In
a hand-to-hand conflict he received a
pistol-ball in Ihe right cheek. It knock*
Tho mciits of Bicklo's Anti-Consumptive Syrup as a sure remedy for coughs
and nobis nre attested by scores who
know its power in giving almost instant relief when the throat is sore
wilh coughing, and the whole pulmonary region disordered in consequence.
\ bottlo of this world-famed Syrup
will fjivo doctor's bills, and n great
deal of sufTc.-ing. Trice 25 cents, at
all dealers.
ed out his aching tooth, and passed out
through thc left cornor of his mouth,
taking along a part of an upper tooth.
The joy uf getting rid of the toothache
was so great that the trooper could not
be mndo to go to the roar to havo his
wound  diseased.
INDIVIDUALITIES
Mayor Nal han, of Rome, Italy, is a
.lew, having shattered the tradition
that the mayor of tho Eternal City
must bo a mombor of one of tho old
noble families aud a clerical. Ho is
Fix foet tall, of athletic build, independent aud determined, hopeful ami eager,
a believer ia democracy aad advaaced
ideas.
Dr. Guy Hotter Benton, the new president of the University of Vermont, in
his speech accepting cne boys of tho
institution said that a man's best work
is dono at the ago of sixty-livo yoars.
"This is not tho ago of tho young
man," ho said. "It is the age of the
prepared man. Preparation for largest usefulness is hindered by prematurity."
'J'ho tendency now is to rob tho
North American Indian of the credit of
having given to civilization the boon of
tobacco. fcjomo ascribe its origin to
the Modes and j'crsians, others to the
Inhabitants of the Malay archipelago,
and still others to the Arabs iu gene.nl.
'ihero appears to be aa Arabian word
"sakara," meaning to smoke, from
which our words cigar and cigarette
muy have been derived.
Vuan Shi Kai, formely eoniiuniidor-
inchief of tho Chinese army, but who
wns shorn of his honors ami banished
not quite three yoars ago, has been
recalled to power by an imperial edict
siuco the uprising. Ho is a Chinese
ami has beon frequently referred to as
the "strongest man in China," but his
power is said to havo aroused tho jealousy of the Munch UB to such a pitch
in 1900 that he was removed from office. Ho has been mentioned as tho
possible successor to i'rinee Ching as
prime minister, Hefore dismissal he
labored for better oducutional facilities and many other reforms.
Interest is attached to the deoision to
excavate Uriconium, a Roman city
Which lies buried on Lord Barnard's
estate four miles from Shrewsbury, Kngland, The city wns a placo of importance. It was destroyed ia 584. Tho
ground promises a rich field for exploration, and lite Society of Antiquaries, wliich has arranged to take np
the mattor, explains that the excavations will ho the largest ever undertaken ia Kngland. The agreement
with hord Barnard provides that when
the finds have been socurod, and the
plans of the city, its streets, palaces,
and baths have been uncovered, the dirt
shall be replaced, that once more cornfields nnd vineyards may flourish in the
sunshine.
An insane asylum in Jerusalem is one
of the latest philanthropic conceptions.
The father of this Christian movement
is the Rev. .1. Bercndt, who is now
pastor of n similar institution in Berlin. During a recent visit to Palestine his soul was deeply stirrod by what
ho saw of the needs of the people
thero.
Far up  Potaro    River    in    British
Guiana are tho Kaicteiir Falls, among
the most wonderful in the world nnid
among the least known. Though dis
covered forty years ago, the falls have
beou visited very seldom by white men,
yet they are five times is high as Niagara.
Prince Thomas Puke of (ieaoa, cen
mauder uf the Italian navy, is au able
sea-fighter aad a tactician of unusual
ability. Ho has directed Italy's sea
forces since the declaration of war
with Turkey, am! his shrcwduess is
evidenced by the preparedness of tbe
navy for immediate action and the per-
feet distribution Of his vessels.
Cu. Pm-uc* Avt. tni rdniooton St
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AT, BARLEY
OATS, FLAX
Offing tn vo much unfavorable woat hor, m»M farmeri o»<m Wntuti
Canada have gatherod '•>' laail part ot their crop touched bj Croft or
otherwise weather damaged. However, tbrougb the largi ihortftga iti
'-urn, oata, barley, fodder, potatoei and vosetablei, by the uuuiual hern
and drought ot last aunimor in tlm Dotted Btutea, Ratters i?aoada aud
Western fcuropo. there is going to l»u o iteady demand ;ii good prloei
for nil the grain Western Canada hnv roiled, no mot tei wbai Its quality
may bu. $
So mueh variety in quality makee it Impossible fof uuiee less ex
poiionced to judge ihe full valuo that .should be obtained for such grain,
theroforo thc farmer tuner stood mme in need of the servirei ol the
experienced and reliable grain commission man to act tnr blm. in lhe
looking alter and selling of bis grain, than be doos thfl season.
Partners, you wil! therefore do well (<*r yoursolvei not to serepl
Htreet or track prices, but to ubip your grain by carload Ureal lu Port
William or Port Arthur, to be handled by us in u way th:it will get
for you nil tliere is in it. We make liberal advuncos when desired, on
receipt of shipping bills for car? shipped. We never bu> your gruin on
onr own account) but net on youi agents in selling it. to the bent advan
tatfc for vour account, and we do so on a flxe.] coUimJBSiao of Ic per
bushel.
We have made u specialty of tliih work fur man) years, and nre
well known over Western Canadn for our experience lu the grain trade,
reliability, careful nttontion to onr customers' interests, anj promptness
in limiting settlements.
We invito farmers who have net yet employed us to write io Ul 'or
shipping Instructions and market information, nnd in regard to our
standing In the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and onr financial position we
beg to refer you to the Umon Dank of (.'ana Ih. nnd any of its branches,
also lo tbo commercial agencies of Brad streets and R. (1. Dun S- Co.
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Having mill my   liicyole  business,
nl! iiiviiiiiits tlm' must he pititl to mo.
l'1'riioso    hnvlng accounts will    rentlm'
nn' to .ue,
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ABOUT TIII'I
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Wc have offered Previously
MePhee& Morrison
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fi. A. Fletcher Music Co. <,f Nun-
iilnn hnvenow i-hkiikmI tliuir own privite
Punerwhose woik trill be itrjdtly t'uaran-
tued liy ihu tirm. and tliey sdvisc ciiiiutu-
oii) mnl friendi to no ify thu linn whtn
tuning or ruimiriiifr ia tiuodud. The
tuner will Iw in Cumbei land early iu
November and nrdum mny be left at 'I'.
E. Bate! jturo aud will bo promptly
attended to. (I A. Hutehor Mum Cn.
The 8ulo Agenta Inr Gerhard lleiiilziman
Planoa and Columbia and Kdiaou Phono-
griiplis and Kecords.
COMOX LAND DISTRICT
District of Cum' x.
TAKK milieu that 1, Jamea Strick-
land Bavins of Comox District, occupa-
tton rancher, intendi to apply for permission to lease the following described
Intid:—0 >mmencing al a post planted at
he south-west corner close to a post,
marked .1. It. M„ N. E. C. and being
he N, W. 0. i f Lut 120, Comux Dis-
rict, thenco south-easterly twenty-seven
chains following the shore line, thence
iioith-eastorly for five chains, thence
north-westerly twenty-seven chains,
ihence south-westerly for five chains to
enmmencement and containing seven-
• een acres more or less.
Dated October 10th, 1911.
JAMES S. BEVINS.
Dr. D, Ei Kerr, dentist, will bo in
Cnmlierlntid on nnd after November
Illh,
II. J. Wai
Practical
ainter
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
KaJsomining.
>\i-  Wo- k   Vomptly
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b\w Iwh.v npply   to   \l,s.   Kin   Uiiel
IVixIi-itl. Avi'im.' Cum■fi-lnn I 11. C.
Dr. 1). K. Kerr, (Utntist   will   vi- i
Uui  ti \. v Of. 2 tl,   udHth;   Connx
Dei,   :ii i      Nd\  2inl;i   ui'Lunny N.uv,
ml tu luih; Cumberland 1* tli iu 2u..h,
L ink uut fur the Orand MuBquernde
Bull tube given by the Cuurtenay Bueket
ball Lucial Club in the Courtenay Opera
House uu Thursday Incumber 28th. Big
Piize List.   Get busy girls.
KOR SALE—Forty hives of boen
will sell cheap. Apply to Kd Creech,
Cou i'to nay, li. C,
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
Notice is hereby given that the reserve
•x'stiug by reason ofjthe notice published
in the British Columbia G.izetteof the
27th December 1007, covering a parcel of
land situated nu Redonda Island, formerly held under Timber License No, 44043,
which has lapsed, is cancelled, and the
•aid lai ds will he open to location after
midnight on the 14th December 1911.
ROBERT A. RENWICK.
Deputy Ministei ot Land.
Department of Lands, Victoria, B. C.
September 12th, 1911.
aep23 dec23
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
HKAligCAItTKUH   SellOOI..
SEALED TENDERS lupataorihed
"Tender for School-hnuae Headqimr
ters," will be received by tliu Honourable
Minister of l'ublic Works up to 12
o'cl- ok noon of Wednesday, th« 13th day
of December, 1011, fur the erection snd
completion if h htrue one-room frame
school-h- use at headcjuaiters, in the Co
mux Electoral Diitrict, It. C.
Plans, specifications, cuntract, nnd
forms of tender iti.y be seen on and niter
the 22ml day of November, 1911, at the
offices of A M. Hilton, E q., Hecrttay
of the School Board, Uuadpuarter?, via
Comox, B. C , the Government Agent,
Cumberland B. C, aud the Department
of Public Wurks, Parliaiuout Buildings
Victoria.
E.ch proposal nur t be arcompHiiied by
an accepted bunk chujue or certiticate oi
deposit on a chartered hank of Caiiadu
made p.iyable to the Ho ti, the Minister
of Public worka, for the sum of 1260,
which shall lie forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when
called upon to do ao, or if he fail to complete the work contmcU-d for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of umuo
cessfull tenders will be returned to them
upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer,
aud enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not ntcesaarily
accepted.
J. E, GRIFFITH,
Puhlic Works Ei gineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. 0., Nuven.bjr 2(t i, 1911
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