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Array Embroideries and Laces
A bigger range than
ever shown this season, at
A new line just to hand.
They run in natural, sky,
champagne and reseda, at
VOL. III., No, 49
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Extension Mine* Hold Record for
Safety Throughout the Province of British Columbia.
The Sun's commissioner, who
recently made a trip to Ladysmith
to enquire into the conditions of
the holiday existing at that place,
on behalf of the Vancouver Daily
Sun reports in part as follows:—
For six months the strike has
lasted. As far as indications are
apparent to-day, it may last for
six months longer. Ladysmith is
thoroughly tired of it, and will
welcome the news of its finish
one way or another with a huge
sigh of satisfaction. Meanwhile
for the consolation of coal consumers who have felt the effect
i, of the strike in Vancouver and
elsewhere, it may be stated clear
ly and on the authority of Mr. J.
H. Cunningham, manager of the
Extension mines, that the miner?
are being kept running, and that
each month since November has
seen the output doubled.
Naturally with a force of only
150 men in place of some seven
or eight hundred, the output is-
considerably smaller than it
might have been had there been
no dispute. But, in spite of tht
strike, December's output
doubled November's, January's
doubled December's, February's
will be twice that of January,
and Mr. Cunningham himself assured, the Sun's commissioner
that the output for March will
probably more than double that
for February. Tp-day the Extension mines are snipping at
least five hundred tons of coal a
week to Vancouver, and al) of
that coal is for dome stic purposes.
The price of it ought not to be
higher on account of the strike,
because from the time the strike
i was actually on, orders were definitely given to the agents of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd.. that prices were on no account to be raised because a
strike had been declared.
Although progress is being
made gradually to restore conditions of normal activity to the
mines, and although the mines
have never been actually shut
down s'.nce the strike was declared, it will be a long time before conditions are restored to the
norm? .V as regards working force
and cutput. "If we wanted to
open the mine for full work tomorrow," said Mr. Cunningham,
"it would be impossible for us to
doit." The reason for this is
th-at the mines are not new, bul
have been worked for some years.
As practical miners know, such
mines cannot be suddenly shut
down and the mon withdrawn
from them without suffering
daciage due to collapse of air
courses and workings. Every
effort was made by the company
to maintain the mitres in good
■working condition, but with the
small force of men available this
was impossible. Consequently,
if the strike were to end to-mor-
ow, there would still be numbers
of miners unemployed, perhaps
for as long as six months or more
until the workings got into good
shape again,
Two points in regard to this
are interesting. The first is the
fact that the strikers themselves
while gathered in their own union
hall about the Sun reporter,
agreed that just a.t the time of
the strike the mines were really
beginning to come into much
better shape after a period of
very bad conditions,    due    to
A. J. Morley was elected as
mayor of Victoria on Tuesday by
a mayority of 110 over J. L. Beck
abuses under the old company,
and for which the strikers did
not blame the present owners of
the mines.
Further to be thought of in
connection with this is the fact
that from information received,
Mr. Cunningham, the manager
of the mines, is able to declare
with conviction that whenever
the strike was declared, instructions reached the strikers from
headquarters of the U.M.W. of
A. at Indianapolis, that they were
to make the strike as costly as
they could for the owners, and to
do ai much damage as possible.
Merely to strike at the time they
did was sufficient to do considerable damage to the workings,
which were just being got into
good shape, as the strikers themselves admit.
Regarding the much circulated
charge that the mines at Exten-
tion are unsafe, owing to an inadequate supply of air, and that
this was one of the main reasons
for the strike, it is time that the
facts were known. "I give you
my word," said Mr. Cunningham
"that before this strike happened
there was not a word from the
men about shortage of air."
There was not a word about
shortage of air expressed to the
mine management before the
strike, and though the Sun made
special enquiiy ahiongst.the strikers' on the question of the safety
of the mines at Extension, he
heard not a word then, either,
about shortage of air.
What he did hear was that under the old regime the mines had
been rendered unsafe.by unscrupulous employees of the original
company, "bosses" who had
worked in league with subordinates as unscrupulous as themselves, to cheat the company.
These men had connived at the
destruction of air courses by the
removal of pillars for the,sake of
getting easy coal, and in many
other ways had helped to make
the mines dangerous, so that towards the end of the old regime
a bad accident did happen.
But the very group of miners
who explained this carefully to
the Sun reporter agreed that under the new company the mines
were being got into good shape
again, and the strikers, never'
once mentioned that shortage of
air in the mine was at any time
even a subsidiary reason for
the strike.
In the opinion of business men
of Ladysmith, this charge of
shortage of air which was eloquently dilated upon before a
large Vancouver audience by Mr.
Parker Williams, and which has
been used for all it is worth as a
sympathy provoker in places removed from the actual scene of
the strike, is baseless, and a deliberate attempt made to help
prolong the dispute by those
anxious to prolong it for selfish
or political reasons. Full and
official details of the air supply
obtained by expert mine inspectors exist • at Victoria for the
information of the public, and
Mr. Gunningham, on this matter
of the safety oP Extension mines,
states simply that the mines hold
the ii cord tor safety throughout
the whole of British Columbia for
over two years. There was not,
a single fatal accident at Exten-j
sion mines during the whole oft
1911. At that time there were'
employed in the mines 88] men.
The factor of mine safety for the
whole province that year was one
life lost for every 429 men employed in the 'nines, l
Output of Coal from Local Mine*
Steadily on the Increase and
More Men Starting.
The output at the local mines
for the week ending February
28th reads as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 22nd,   1354 tons
Monday,       "   24th,   1306   "
Tuesday,       "  25th,   1358   "
Wednesday   "  26th, ,1351   "
Thursday,     "   27th,   1404   "
Friday, "   28th,   1504   "
Total for week   8277
Rumoured that Strike Pay
Will be Reduced at Ladysmith
From our Special Correspondent.
Ladysmith, Feb. 28.—Additional men are commencing work
everyday. New faces are con
tinually around the mines looking
for employment. A large number of Italian miners started digging coal at Extension Mines this
week. The idlers in and around
Ladysmith are very peacable,
realizing that they are playing a
a sure losing game; they are
eagerly awaiting for some road
out of the difficulty that they
have allowed themselves to get
into. The output continues to
increase, and the amount of coal
produced in February will more
than double that of January, It
is reported on the streets here"
that the strike allowance giver
to men who were not members
of the U.M.W. of A. at the commencement of the holiday will be
reduedd to $2 per week. The
U.M.W. of A. funds are evidently beginning to suffer from the
beavy drain made upon them by
the idlers of this place. Frank
Farrington, David Irvine and
Robert Foster were in town during the week attending the labor
commission. The dance given
by the employees of the Canadian
Collieries at Extension on the
21st was. a grand success in all
its details. A special train, which
was kindly placed at the disposal
of the employees by the Canadian
Collieries, carried the crowd from
Ladysmith to Extension. Dainty
refreshments were served during
the evening, and the visitors returned to Ladysmith after enjoying a jolly time. The following
were noticed at the Ladysmith
Wharf for cargoes of coal during
the week: SS. Clayburn and
scows, Sadie and scows, Dola and
scows, Chemainus and scows.
Every week makes the prospects
brighter in and aroundLadysmith;
with additional men returning to
work every week the holiday will
soon be a thing of the past.
They were All Socialist*.
L' Unione, an Italian newspaper published at Pueblo, Colorado, contains an article written
by Joseph Angelo, whom we
know in this place as. the Italian
organiser. We have gone to the
trouble to have the article translated. Among other things he
speaks of our last municipal
election which he says took place
on January 17.' He informs his
friends back there that Cumberland has awoke from a long sleep
and that the result of the election
was victory for the workers. He
says the mayor, aldermen and
school trustees elected were all
Socialists, everyone of them. We
would remind Mr. Angelo that
some of the aldermen have contradicted this, and said they were
not Socialists.
Thomas George, an Indian, was
fined the costs of the court for
being drunk, it being explained
by the police that his reputation
in the past had been very good.
On Monday William O'Brien, of
Union Bay, appeared before
Judge Abrams in the provincial
police court charged with supplying Thomas George, an Indian,
with liquor. He pleaded guilty
and was fined $60, and costs, or
in default three months with
hard labor.
Thomas Sprustan, manager of
No. 7 mine atBevan, laid information against four Japanese who
had violated Section 19 of the
Coal Mines Regulation Act by
remaining in No. 7 mine more
than eight hours in any one day.
The Japs came up before Judge
Abrams on Monday evening and
when asked what they had to say
for .themselves explained that
they had a watch which stoped,
and instead of being half-past
two, as they thought, it was
three o'clock, as a consequence of
which they were late in getting
out of the mine. The presiding
magistrate informed the Japs
that he could take no excuses like
that, and was about to pass sentence upon them when. Thomas
Sprustan interceded for them by
saying that it was their first
offence and the Japs had promised that it should not occur
again. They were each fined $5
and costs.
On Sunday, the 16th ult.,' Constable Gray arrested Chris Pero-
•wich, proprietor of the Nanaimo
Hotel Rooms, for selling liquor
without first obtaining a licence.
He came up for hearing before
Judge Abrams on the 17th, and
at the request of Mayor Campbell
an adjournment was granted
until the 18th to secure counsel
to represent to the city, P. P.
Harrison having been secured by
the accused. The case came up
for trial again on the 18th, Mr.
Leighton of Nanaimo being on
hand to prosecute on behalf of
the city, when Mr. Harrison asked for an adjournment, saying
his witnesses were in Vancouver
and would like two or three days
to get them back to Cumberland.
This adjournment was granted
until the 25th, when it was again
adjourned until the 27th, and on
Thursday morning Judge Abrams
and Mayor Campbell were on the
bench in the Provincial Court
House ready to go on with the
case. The court room was
crowded with idlers, evidently
very much interested in the case
by the applause occasionally
given and especially when the
decision was rendered, which
found him guilty and fined him
$50.00 and the costs of the court,
all told 353 dollars. This pleased
the crowd immensely; after enquiring why they were so jubilant
it was found that the proprietor of the'Nanaimo Hotel Rooms
was in the habit of accommodating workers with rooms when
they arrived in Cumberland.
It may be well Jo mention if
the city police were able to prosecute their own cases it would
save the Council considerable expense in that direction.
Licence and Police Commissioners Appointed
Thursday's Gazette contains
the appointment of Alderman
Alexander Maxwell and Donald
R. McDonald as members of the
Board Licence Commissions, and
Alderman R. Coe and John P.
Watson as member of the Board
of Commissioners of Police for
the City of Cumberland.
Sum of $150,000 to be Spent on
Road* in Comox District
thi* Year.
The estimates of revenue and
expenditures of the province
during the current year were
on Monday laid before Parliament
by Hon. Price Ellison, Minister
of Finance, who, departing from
custom, forthwith entered upon
the analysis and elaboration of
the country's financial position
and contemplated disbursements
during the ensuing year. By the
estimates for 1913-14 it is to be
noted that a revenue is to be conservatively counted upon of
$10,326,085.05—this being a decrease of 51,745.61 from the
estimated revenue of 1912-13.
The estimates include Comox
district $150,000, development of
Strathcona Park $150,000.
The sessional indemnity to
members is raised to $1600.
The regular meeting of the
City Council takes place next
Monday evening when it is expected that the deputation, which
proceeded to Victoria to interview
the government with reference
to the financial assistance, will
hand in their report. Some have
said their visit to the capital was
very successful, while others say
the government is only carrying
out their original promise made
to ex-mayor McLeod and the
deputation that accompanied him.'
The council should certainly
devote a little attention to our
street crossings, which have been
in a miserable condition ever
since the laying of the concrete
pavement. There are street
crossing having a drop of almost
The Cowichan and Charmer on
every trip to Union Bay carried
as passengers employees of the
The Parrot has placed himself
in an awkward position. The
man that digs his own ditch must
lie in it.
Irish is looking down in the
mouth: he thinks it is all off with
him. The sensation is almost
The workers of Cumberland
are increasing at the rate of 75
per week. Agitators are decreasing slowly.
Several of the agitators went
out of town by Sunday's train for
parts unknown. The old is going
with the new coming.
Mr. Parker Williams recently
moved second reading of a bill to
provide for a minimum wage in
coal mines in this province. The
wage he fixed at $3.00 per day,
and declared that were such a
wage in force the operators of
the mines would experience no
difficulty in securing the services
of white men and that it would
not be necessary to employ
Chinese. We can inform Mr.
Williams that the minimum wage
at the mines around here are
$3.30 per day and the maximum
as high as$5.50and$6.00,and yet
they are dissatisfied. If he is
going to legislate for the benefit
of his comrades he will have to
go one better than that.
L W. Nunns has resigned his
position as postmaster.
Rev. Jas. Hood, of St. George's
Presbyterian Church, left by
Tuesday's Charmer for Victoria.
Ex-mayor John N. McLeod
returned Sunday on SS. Cowichan
from a business trip to Vancouver.
Herbert G. Stuart, of the Royal
Bank staff here, has been transferred to the Courtenay branch.
Alex Armstrong returned on
Tuesday from Vancouver, where
he attended the Orange Grand
Mrs. Jack has carpenters at
work completing the upper storey
of the building recently erected
on Dunsmuir Avenue.
WANTED-A good bird dog;
must be trained for duck and
grouse. Water spaniel preferred.
Cash. Apply Box 384, Cumberland, B.C.
The city fathers should put the
city employees to work at cleaning street crossings. Remove the
mud, it would be appreciated.
The time for receiving tenders
for poles and crossbars by the
B. D. Telephone has been extended to the 8th day of March.
W. W. Willard returned Sunday
from a visit to Vancouver, where
he attended the Orange Grand
Lodge of British Columbia.
Mrs. J. J. Wier left by Sunday's Cowichan for Victoria,
having been called there through
tbe illness of her aged mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
were passengers by Sunday's
train en rodte for Victoria. They
returned by Wednesday evening's
Mr. Williams, local Dominion
telegraph operator, who has been
seriously ill at Duncans for some
time past, is recovering and expected to resume his diities in a
few days.
John Peter Watson, who recently sold his ranch at Sandwick,
anticipates taking a trip to the
eastern provinces, He expects
to be absent for three or four
FOR SALE—5 cows, just calved,
and 8 cows, calving within two
month; also one boar, two
sows, and 16 young pigs.
Apply L. A. Hart, on Point
Holmes Road, three miles from
Comox, B. C.
D. M. Morrison, manager of
the Royal Bank of Canada in this
city, left by Sunday's Cowichan
on a three weeks' vacation. Mr.
J. W. Logan, of the branch at
Vancouver, will act in his place
during his absence;
The Board of Trade should be
on the alert and assure themselves that Cumberland will be
on tbe main line of the Canadian
Northern. All movements should
be watched.
The Conservative Association
will hold their regular meeting
in the committee room on Monday evening. Important business
will come up for discusston, one
of the items is the erection of a
large Conservative hail. A building committee has already been
One of the coming events will
be the masquerade ball to be held
in the Cumberland Hall on St.
Patrick's Day, March 17th, under
the auspices of the Employees of
the Canadian Collieries. Prizes
will be given for the best sustained characters. The charge
for admission will be Gentlemen
masked $1.00, ladies free, spectators 50c.
Tenders are invited for the
construction of a store building
at Courtenay, B. C, for C. H.
Tarbell of Cumberland. Plans
and specifications may be seen at
C. H. Tarbell's store in Cumberland. Tenders to be in by noon
on the 8th day of March, 1913.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
The Secret
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Lock A Co., Limited
Melbourne A Toronto-
the room. Then i thou.'.ht struck
him. I
What was the paper your mistress
wanted, do you know? he said.
No, sir, he didn't tell me nothing
about it. He only said tt was very
important, and it must have been, for
He rang the bell, however, ami the
little maid'eame flying to Ihe door.
Easton noticed that she wns looking
pale and upset, but her face brighteu-
ed a little as she saw who it wus
50,000 OUT OF WO   K
Packer! of Brittany ' Declare    They
Are Unable to Compete With
Packer! Outside
Paris,   France.—One  'uindred   and
sixteen    sardine   packing    establish-
there Isn't a place he didn't look for i ments In Brittany   definitely   closed
It in. | down at the end ot the year, throwing
i    And he didn't find It.' 150.000 people ott of employment.
1 No, Blr. At least 1 don't think he . Some fifty factories In which other
did. for he went away swearing dread-1 small fish are packed still remain open
fully, und he banged the door till I In the region aroupd Concareau and
.thought It would fall oX. | Douarnenez, but will also be closed
Easton's position there was an err-'down on March 1,
IbarrasBlng one, he felt, and he could j    The closing down was decided   pon
; do nothing more, so leaving Ihe girl ; some time  ago by the syndicate of
l lo tidv up as best she could, he made  sardine packers, who declare '..ha', the
! his way downstairs again, present situation is ruinous.
! What did it mean, this sudden visit The fishermen asked for an Increaw
of Rlvlngton to tho Hat. and the fur-,in the price paid per 1000 for th-> raw
This Increase the packers
A Bad Gueii
A worthy old Edli.burgh professor
was Invited lo a Chrlslmns dinner at
the house of a lady of fashion.
When the company rose from the
able the professor noticed, to his great
consternation, that he was unsteady
on Ills feet.
In his anxiety to save appparances,
he repaired to the drawing-room
where the lady of Ihe house vleldet
to the wishes of her lady friends, and
ordered the nurse In bring In the baby
twlnB. In due rotfrse the little dean
reached the professor.
The latter gozed intently at them
for a while, as If deciding whether or
not there were two or one. and then
said, huskily: Really, what, a bonny
little child.
Wloe In Hli Generation
I suppose your wife was more tlan
delighted at your lise in rtlary, wis
inot she? asked Jones of Brown.
!    1 haven't told her yet, but she will
Ibe when   ihe   knows   it,   answered
I Brown.
I How is it lhat you haven", told her?
i Well, 1 thought 1 would enjoy myself
ia couple of weeks first.
How about that steamer?
1 guess she's all right.
There's a rumor ashore that she's
That's good. I heard there was a
rumor afloat that she was ashore.
Conquered by GIN PILLS
Mr. W. G. Reid, Hamilton, Ont, miles;
"I have been for tlie last two ytari »
cripple with Muscular ami Inflammatory"
Rheumatism. I tried almost etayihing
known to medical science end sought
changed climate without relief. Yonr
manager in litis, city recommended Gill
Hills and I have since taken eight boxer
and am now cured. I consider Gin'
PHls the conqueror of Rheumaiuaa and-
Kidney Disease".
joe. a box 6 for $5.50. Sample fre«'
if you write National Drag anil Chemical
Co. of Canada', Limited. Trtrov 'VI
Mlnird'i   Liniment   Curei  Garget
Ions  search   for the  missing  paper' ] sardines
          Had  Violet recovered, and sent  the j were unable to grant.     They say they
Oh, sir, I am so glad you have come, I man for lt, or was lt but another link nre completely crushed by the cost of
•he said. 1 huven't known what tojin the chain of strange events? it ; labor and their general expenses and
do or think. was  impossible  to snv,   hut  Easton ore unabl   to compete with ttJ Spun-
Yon have been anxious about Ml«!'<>" <l""1,tf"1 """" depressed as he re-1'sh_ and Portuguese packers
Brooke, I suppose, said Easton, look  *""",d <" Ms own    rooms   and    sat1
at her sympathetically down to think quietly for the first time
The girl glanced at'him eagerly. \ [m many hours. Putting aside the
Oh. sir. then she is Miss Brooke. Isn't tacl lnat vlol<" was '". hp nM "0l
she? She isn't married, Is she? she !Ehuke o(f U|e feeling that trouble ami
aske.l. I danger surrounded    the    young   girl
! whom he had grown to love, while
']through It all there loomed the sinister figure of Rlvlngton. Yet the
man was her husband; what could he.
Easton do?
rooms    and    sat 1    The French packers further declare
down to think quietly for the first time1'hat instead    of   demanding    higher
; wages per 1000 raw sardines the Bsh-
j ermen should have endeavored to se-
Easton    started.      What
mean?  he said quickly.
Oh, I couldn't think, sir. that Bhe
was married all the time and nev?r
laid nothing about It. But, when lie
came, Mr. Rlvlngton, and said—
Mr. Rlvlngton! When he came?
asked Easton. startled, and hardly believing his ears.
Oh. yes siv. lie came in his car
this morning. He hasn't been Ion.;
gone, and  he  said  Miss Violet  was
There Is a proverb that the night
brings counsel, but it brought none
tn Easton: and he wus sitting gloomily over his breakfast on the following
morning wondering what to do with I
cure the authorization to use revolv
Ing nets In territorial waters, and thus
increase their catch.    •
Of the 50.000 men, women and children who find their occupation gone
liy the closing of tbe packing establishments, many, lt is expected, will
have to leave their homes and seek
work elsewhere. It is feared that
much distress will result from the
married to him, and she wasn't cotu-1 hi9  day,   when  a  ring  came  at  the
lag back any more.      Oh. he    Is   a! ""or of his flat, and-Nell was shown
disagreeable gentleman, sir, and the j'"to the room.
mess he has made of all Miss Violet's j    Easton rose ragorly to welcome him.
things, turning everything over. | Thank goodness you have come, he
Easton    frowned.       Just    explain j sale-     I was on the point of breaking
clearly, l.e said.    I don't understand. I my word to you, Mr. Neil, 1 think.
Mr. Rlvlngton came here this morn- \    And not waiting?     Well I have not
Ing, you say?
Yes, sir.      He came
Finding    Quest    Vain,    They    Leavo
Corpses on Floor of Vault
and Quit
Vienna.—A telegram received from
Grosswarden   (Hungary)   states   that
the tomb of Count Llldwlg Rhedey and
Ills wife has been rifled, and the police are unable to discover tbe roll-
quite early,
and he was In a hurry. The car was
all dusty, und he must have been a
long way. I told him
had gone out last night and neve,'
came back, i-nd he says: Your mistress 1b married to me, and she won't
be coming back yet, perhaps never.
But you will stay here to look after
the place till you get instructions
from us, he says. And your mistress
has miBlald a paper which she wants,
he Bays. I must look for it, and I
am In a hurry. Well, sir, I didn't
know what to say, I was so taken
aback, and he goes Into MIsb Violet's
room and into the drawing-room and
opens all the drawers and the desk
and looks round everywhere, and such
I litter he has made—but, look, sir.
The girl led tho way into the fla*.
where Easton glanced with a littlo
thrill into Violet's bedroom, where
papers and clothes were scattered
right and left, and into the sitting-
room, where the desk lay open, if"
contents hurled here and there on the
table and the floor.
I couldn't stop him, sir, said the little maid, almost In tears. I did ask
him what it was he wapted, and If )
couldn't find lt for him, but he pushed me out of the room and ordered
me to hold my tongue. Oh. he was
that nasty, I was quite frightened.
Oh, I am stir? I am sorry for Miss
Violet. But do you think it ls true
she is married to him, Bir? Oh, why
didn't she tell me sir; it wasn't like
Miss Violet.
Easton bit his lip. Why hadn't slin
told him too? But what did this visit
of Rlvlngton's mean?
I am afraid lt is true, he said, after
a moment. 1—I have heard the
lame thing myself.
Oh, dear, sir! Bald tho girl sadly.
Then It must be true, I suppose. But
fancv Miss Violet going off on a sudden like that, with none of her clothes
or anything. But perhaps it was
him—Mr. Rlvlngton, sir, who made
her. He Is a bad-tempered gentleman
been long in coming, have. 1? returned ; oers
Neil, with a llltle smile.      But what j    Count Rhedev, who died    In    1831,
would you have done? ; was distantly connected by marriage
...... I really don't know. I only know I j w|th the Teck family. He was bur-
Miss Vlol3t'coulli not lons have slood ,nla aus' led In a handsome mausoleum in the
pense, for it Is suspense, Mr. Nell. 1 grounds of a park which now belongs
I think, failing anything better, I t0 the town, and It was believed local-
should have gone down am. told that I |v that the count ordered an English
brute Rlvlngton my opinion of him in ; ducal crown of great value and family
the hope that he- would have taken II 1 jewels to be burled with him.
badly. I hate that man. and I feel! This probably tempted the .-obbers
that he is a wrong 'un, and that Borne- 110 commit the crime. They mar.e.ged
how or other he is wrongly getting to penetrate the park, break down
the best ot us; but I must tell what | the door or the mausoleum and burst
happened yesterday after I left you
And he described his visit to the flat
higher tip the street and his conversation with Violet's maid.
open the lids of the coffins of the
count and his wife. They scattered
the remains on the floor of the vault,
probably in disgust at finding no trace
Neil listened intently, and nod del'of the riches they expected. They left
when the Major ceased speaking. And ]only a cigarette end.
you can't think what the paper was —   .
that man came back to look for? he | Possibilities
said at length. - It you cannot win a fortuna
Easton shook his head.     No. I hnve |    That wlll tea Jer wel,     ur neBt
been puzzling my   brains   over    the 1 Y(JU at ,eMt can eMn a „vi
whole thing since yesterday, he said;      ,, worU ,eve, best
but It-is all dark to me, as dark as J„   ,ou Latjaol make „ mlllloll
ever, and 1 can make nothing of It
Where the highest stakes are played
Every word of the girl  made the j nor].|uif.
Major wince, and he noticed, too. that LauBe'd-
she looked at him curiously. To : -old '
her gaze he turned away and pretended to be examining the pictures round
Neil glanced at tho door which was , you        k      ,      t goma, u0,]al.8
fast closed, and then leant forward
I think I know, he said, speaking lu a
low voice.
You do? Good heavetiB, what? Eor
answer Violet's father reached out his
hand and tapped Easton's breast-pocket.
Have you got that note you showed
me yeBterday? he asked.
Yes, replied Easton, feeling among
his papers. It is quite safe, but what
—why, good heavens, you can't think
it was that! You don't believe that
he came back for that?
Nell sat watching him for a moment
i ills Intelligent black eyes fixed on
! the Major's face. Why not? he Bald
at last. Why should lie not have
written that note?
He? Rlvlngton? written that note?
asked Easton.
Why not? saideVell quietly.
Why not? But then—what, and mur-
j dered lien?
!    Who knows?
I    Good heavens! and that was what
she suspected, then!  But that is too
Working dully ut your trade.
What', the use of having money
That you never hope to spend?
It will only bring you trouble.
It is not your truest friend.
If you settle with the grocer-
And can pay the butcher's score
With a little left for pleasure,
What can any one do more?
For the man who haa a milllci.
Only has one pair of eyes
To behold the wondrous picture
As old earth before him lies.
He can only eat one breakfast,
Only occupy one bed,
Only wear one pair of Elippers,
Have but one hat on his head.
And    yet-
the     Major
and Health
Of Skin and Hair
And yet, It Is rather likely. Major
Easton. Who was intimate with the
two girls? Who would have known
enough of the flat, of tbelr habits?
Who could imitate the dead girl's
handwriting? Who might suggest
that slander, and know the harm it
might, cause.
Easton gasped. But his object? he
said, passing his hand across his forehead.
Neil nodded   slowly.       All I    there
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Where the autumn leave are thick,
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Myrtle, can you cook?
No, Lionel; can you afford to keep
a motor-car?
No, dear.
So they did not, marry, and they Hv-
ed happily ever afterwards.
Profit and Lou
Stenographer—Mr. Jones. 1 an'
about to marry a poet.
Employer—Ah! Then yon are going'
to leave us?
Stenographer—Oh. no. but 1 shall'
need more pay.
A Ready Answer
.Tones—Well, you and I    won'*    b«
neighbors much longer.    I'm going to
live In a better locality.
Smith—So am I.
■ Jones—What—are    you    going    to
move, too?
Smith—No, I'm going to stay here
Your druggist wlll refund monev ,(
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Two opulent members ot the fair
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most sumptuous houses in their district.
They seem to be very rich, said the.
Oh, they are, said the second.
Shall you call'
Oh, yes. decidedly.
You are sure, are you, that thev
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Cry of Fire Costs Twelve Lives
Paris.—Two men. five women and
five children lost their lives In n cinema theatre at Mcnln, on the Belgian
frontier. Thirty other persons were
injured. There were 700 persons In
the theatre when one of >h ■ Mais
caught fire. Almost immediately tbe
operator extinguished tlie outbreak,
but some one shouted 'Fire!' and the
uidleuce made a rush for the exits
The Rising Generation
Angry   old  gent—Constable,   didn't
you Bee that boy hit me with a snow-
Policeman—Oi did, sorr. It's wonderful how straight them young varmints can throw, begorra!
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Thompson Sons & Company
again, I fear I must say.    Who knows   .Many of them were trampled under
lie said.      But men in difficulties do , foot.
strange things, Major Easton, and Odo .   •   —  —
Rlvlngton is in   difficulties,   that    I So Enthuslattl".
know. I    ] [,„, just crazy about bnscbnll, said
In difficulties?   But is    he   not    1   th.d bright young girl to the athletic
wealthy man? appearing voung fellow.
He was rich, but he Is extravagant 1    i.inw interesting!
and  a gambler.      Ho has borrowed | . oh, 1 dote on It.      I wish I could
money right and left, whenever he h.
The Naughty Child
Willie—Father ls the captain ot our
ship at home and mother's the flrsl
Sunday School Teacher—What are
Willie—I guess I'm the compass;
they're always boxing me.
needed it tn satisfy some whim.or
pay some claim, and now he is in
half the moneylender's hands in London.
(To he Continued)
Cheer up! If your candidate didn'i
win you have plenty of lime to select,
Oh, 1 dote
see a game this afternoon,
Dill the season Is over.
Oh. Is It?
Perhaps you mean football?
llnyhe. lt Is one or the othev
get which.
I for-
The reason why women have no
1 sense of humor is because they are
slaled to live with men.
Maybe he doesn't make the best
use of Ihem, but the man who doesn't
worry conserves his vital forces the
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Too Bad
Doesn't she have stunning things?
That Mrs. Dowdy.
YeB. And what n pity It Is thai
she doesn't hire a right kind of woman to wear them for hen
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You can't make everybody happy,
but if yon set about ii: you can keep
the neighborhood amused.
Home already, Percy, dear? Come
and give me a kiss.
Let me see your hands first.
Why. you suspicious boy?
I want to see whether you have a
dressmaker's bill In one of Ihem.
A Good Idea
She—Why do you look    so   cross
when you go out with me?
He—My love, where would be the
merit In my going If I wertfnot making un awful sacrifice of my feelings.
Permit me the pleasure of showing
that I only go lo please you.
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A good press agent Is half the battle, hut the trouble lies in knowing
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!    Never get gay with an officer just
I after his pang has been rnnck raked.
W. N. U. 935
Wonder why the Illacks moved into
a house this winter?
To save gym fees.
How is that?
They figure Tommy can develop his
muscle just as well currying out ashes
and shovelling snow as he can In a
; gymnasium.
Men Scared Away
Rotterdam.—After circulating hundreds of Invitations to u hall, which
he described as the wallflowers' Ins;
ihance In the dying leap-year, Hen-
tlrlK Terveer. a Rotterdam dancing
master, had lo abandon th? function
I icause only women came tn answer
;., the call.
Shocking Extravagance
Too hail about Clare.
What is?
There'll soon je nothing left of her.
Is she ill?, ■
No, but she's always giving herscll
London.—In the house of commons
recently, Ellis Griffith, in reply to Sir
William Byles. suid that during the
lasi seven years sentence of death had
tiei n passed on twenty-one women,
ind in one case tho sentence wus ex-
ecuted. During the same "period the
'■iliitii! sentence was passed on nine
persons In their teens, and in four
thi' Judgment was carried out.
Calcutta.—It is alleged that the
Jurymen Impaneled in a case at My-
nienslngii. India. In which a man was
sentenced to death, returned their verdict by easting lots. A judicial inquiry has been ordered.
Convict's Daring Escape
Brussels.—A convict made a daring
escape from jail here. He had been
attending the infirmary for tho tiea1-
ment of an Injured leg. With part
of the bandages which he had concealed he made a rope and fashioned
a hook by bending a curtain roi.
Somehow he managed to file throug-i
the bars of' his window. Having
squeezed through an opening In .it-
window twelve inches wide, he climb
ed the prison wall by means of his
book and rope, and, lowering hiinsel:
on the other side, got clean away
Explained ,
He ls a popular young man.
How do you account for his popolstr-'
He's a splendid liar with a good
He seems to just enjoy being a
blamed fool.
That, pink voiced Paddleklns.
Well, I like to see a man In love
with his life work.
I think that Professor Hevywcytc Ir
such an amusing speaker.
I thought he lectured upon serious
subjects only.
Yes, I know, hut I do love to »."•
his features waltz all over lit« faro.
Anvhodv can tell the truth, hot It
takes a person ot Imagination to be »
good liar.
turers of
In N.y. City have now their
ul«l stnfk and an* attUMtf
for *Ti"Onh Bootls. We f**JI 1#"
them. S.-iul for j-rir* u*t
am)   sliip   tn
M.   F.   Pfaelzer e\ Co.,
C  Kaxt   lLMh  Ht.   (I**!* "itV
|Ay Digestion
is Nov; Good
.And I Feel Like a Young Man Since
Coins Or. Chase's Kidney-
Liver Nile.
)       A Lowestoft Smuggling Story
I    Of the many strange stories told In
connection with the exploits   of   the
{smuggling fraternity on the Las'. Coast
lone of the most singular ls perhaps
| one which is connected with Lowes*
'tort, and the subs'ance or which  is
told In the following narrative: —
About September, I8O0, - the then
Hector of Lowestoft was visited late
at night by a sailor, who Informed
the good mnn that he Mine from a
vessel lying in the harbrr, to request
his mlnistra'.lun for a comrade who nl programme,
way dying on board.
So earnest was the visitor in his entreaties that, notwithstanding the
lateness of the hour, Ihe Rector proceeded thither, and found a man to
all appearance at tie point of death.
Prof. A. T. Smith.
What a horrible condition the digestive system gets Into when the
diver becomes sluggish and the
ibowels constipated. The poisonous
.waste matter Is thrown back into the
iblood stream and finds Its way into
*\\ parts ot the body, causing pains
and aches and feelings of latigue and
It Is wonderful how quickly Dr,
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poisons from the digestive system
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Prof. A. T. Smith, I Mt. Charles
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jtaany years from bad digestion, constipation and horrible backaches. I
■have been treated by many doctors
without any results. One day a
irlend In Boston advised the use of
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Srltaln Will Spend Vast Sum on Programme—New Guns of Prodigious Power
London.—According to the Dally
Mail, the work of framing the British
navy estimates for th" coning year is
nearly completed. The one point remaining for decision, namely, Whether
live or six battleships shall be laid
down depends upon the Austrian nav
al programme. If the admiralty decides to wait before taking action till
the Austrian ships are laid down. It
may he expected to begin five battleships this year.
Tlie naval programme wlll then, according to present information, Involve
to whonfhe'administered ail "the com-1 an expenditure of   $240,000,000   and
fort within his power
On the following evening the visit-.
or again appeared at the Rectory, and
stated that his partner had died during the day and that his last wish
was that he I'.ould he in'erred in
Lowestoft Churchyard, adding further
that as the vessel was obliged to
leave at a special t'me of the tide
on the following morning, it was necessary that Ihe funeral should lake
place at eight o'clock. Tho Rector
acquiesced, and so on the following
morning the coffin was brought ashore
and deposited with the usual rites tn
the parish churchyard.
The consternation of the Rector can
be imagined when, Borne twenty-four
hours afterwards, a member of the
local authority called upon him wltb
the Information that the newly-made
grave had been opened, and the cof
fin abstracted, the funeral itself turn
Ing out to be a Bkllfully-lald plan to
run a cargo ot valuable lace, over
which bad been read the service of
the Church.
He Might be, Though
Mrs. Hugh Fraser, In her latest book
of reminiscence, has many amusing
stories to tell.
One of them Is about the Crown
Prince of Germany. His Royal
Highness bad just taken Into his service a new manservant, but the overdone ceremonial obsequiousness of the
man soon began to jar on his master.
The Crown Prince became so Irritated at last that the servant received
an Intimation to the effect that the
Crown Prince would prefer to be
treated with more simplicity.
The next day, when the Crown
',",;_,  m„,ii,.inc. nn pnrth " Prince was Beated writing a! his table
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Facial FreakB and Frolics
After ibe Christmas party they both
.felt very pleased with themselves and
things In general.
They sal together in a cosy little nl-
.cove, and by-and-by he took his course in both hands—and proposed.
There was no liesitatlon on the
lady's part as she accepted, and a mo-
ment later they occupied but one chair,
whilst she-nestled closely to his manly
breast. Suddenly she started, frown-
jta, and looked him full In the face.
Albert, she said, you are untrue to
tne! You are playing a game with
tve!     You—
Darling, he lisped, what—
You—you—you're making faces at
jne! she thundered Indignantly.
I can't help it, he muttered, sadly.
My eyes-glasses are falling off and I
don't wont to let go of your dear little
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the shoulder. Thinking It was his
wife, the Crown Pi-lncess. ho turned
quickly, smiling, only to behold the
servant standing beside blm and regarding him with n friendly smile. Before the nston'shed heir to the Throne
eould And suitable words with which
'o rebuke the man's presumption, the
latter Jerked his thumb behind him In
the direction of the door.
Pappchen has come to see you! he
announced. \       ,
Now. the Crown Prince was exporting his father, the F.mperor. and as
Pnppohen literally means Little, papa,
hi b Royal Highness nearly fainted
with horror.
Panpchen! he gasped. Then, thinking the servant must have been drinking to talk of the Emperor tn such a
wav. he muttered to himself, his eyes
fixed In emazed Inquiry on the man: Is
he drunk?
The servant annarent.ly thought the
whisoered remark wis a ennfHent.lnl
remiest for Information as to the visitor's condition, for. a"""- scratching
h's head In flomt perplexity, he whispered beck softly:
Drunk? Well, no; I didn't notice anything.
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Every farm has enough table slops
and skimmed milk, smutty grain or
other by-products to feed or nearly
feed enough hogs for one's own meat
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*\e\t) like thousands ot others.
A Silly Question
At tbe supper-table Mr. Wade men-
Honed a tragic circumstance that he
(tad read that day In the newspaper.
A passenger on a translantlc steamer
fcad fallen overboard In ml1*.-ocean and
tiad never been seen again.
Was he drowned? asked Mrs. Wade.
Oh, no; ot course not, said Mr,
Wade.     But he sprained his ankle.
How Generous
Wasn't It sad about old Robinson's
What! has he gone smash?
Yes: lost everything he possessed.
That's too bad. He promised no
something yesterday, but now in hla
trouble I shan't hold blm to It.
That's gen.rous of you. What was
His daughter.
Rector's Wife — What made you
think the collection was made to get
the minister a new suit?
Rector—Because so many ot the congregation put In buttons.
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Much Worse Losses
There was an amusing incident after the recent first night at the Criterion Theatre, when Mr. Bernard Parry's play "Where There's a Will-
was very well received by the audience.
After the final fall of the curtain,
a group ot people, including Sir
Charles Wyndham, were congratulating Mr. Parry, but tlie author seemed
more concerned over the loss of his
hat, which had disappeared during the
Why, man. Sir Charles Wyndham
exclaimed, I've known young authors
to have lost not only their hats, but
their heads also over such a reception as the house has Just given you!
W. N. U. 935
will Include five battleships, six light
armored cruisers, twenty destroyers,
a number of submarines, and an addition to the personnel ot 6,000 men,
making a total of 142,600 officers and
The battleships will be of a new-
type, the largest and strongest which
science cun build or money supply.
Thoy will displace M.000 of 28,000
tons, burn oil and fuel alone, and
steam 25 knols. Thus they will be
Intermediate beiween the present
Dreadnought battleship and battle
cruiser. They will be armed in ill
probability wilh eight 16 1-4 Inch guns
each firing 2.200 pound shells, of If
the 16 1-4 Inch gun ls not adopted thev
will have IS Inch guns, firing shells
that weigh 1,600 pounds.
|    Look   for Better Times In Spain
Madrid.—Governmental reforms al-
Itr.ost revolutionary in their chaiacttr
have been promised by King Al>nso,
and Republicans are jubilant.
I It was learned that Azeara'e 'he
Republican leader, had been granted
an interview by King Alfonso wl.o
' promised immediately to estabi'sh the
| old age pension system, greatly lib-
j eralize the educattcnal system, reduce
I the expenses of Spain's military programme, establish religious tolerance
j and bring Into being many other reforms which Republicans long have
1 sought.
1 am thoroughly convinced of King
Alfonso's sincerity and interest, Az-
carate declared when he left the royal
audience. I am delighted. Better
things Burely are coming in tha very
near future tor Spain.
Mrs. Julien Palnehaud, for seven years
a sufferer,, finds quick relief and
complete cure In Dodd's Kidney
Whllworth, Temlscouata Co.. Que.,
(Special)—With the coming of winter
the ravages of Kidney' Disease are
again felt In this province,
and the fact that a sure cure
Is vouched for In this village ls news worth giving to the
world. t Mrs. Julien Painchaud Is
the person cured and she states wlih-
out hesitation that she found her cure
in Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"For seven years my heart and Kidneys bothered me." Mrs. Painchaud
states, "I was always tired and nervous. I could not sleep. My limbs
were heavy and I had a dragging sensation across the loins. My eyes had
dark circles under them and were
puffed and swollen. I was so 111 I
could hardly drag myself around to do
my housework.
"A neighbor advised me to try
Dodd's Kidney Pills, and I found re-
lief in the first box. Six boxes made
me perfectly well."
If you have any two of Mrs. Palncn-
aud's symptoms your Kidneys are diseased. Cure them and guard against
serious, if not fatal results by using
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Her Match
A dear old lady had been presented
with a parrot from the Congo, and she
was showing it to her«bld gardener.
You know. Horace, that this parrot
comes from the Congo, and Congo parrots are so Intelligent that they are
almost human. This bird whistles
'Home, Sweet Home' so beautifully
that the tears run down its beak.
Yes, mum. quoth Horace, I know the
parrotB from the Congo. I used te
have one. and it whistled The Village
Blucksmlth' so beautiful that sparks
used to fly from Us blooming tall
That will do, Horace, you may go.
Fresh Supplies In Demand.—Wh»re-
ever Dr. ThomaB' Electric Oil has
been Introduced Increased supplies
have been ordered, showing that wherever It- goes tUs excellent Oil impresses its power on the people. No
matter in what latitude lt may be
found its potency is never Impaired.
It Is put up In most portable shape
In bottles and can be carried without
fear ot breakage.
A Matter of Sex
A well-known clergyman describes
an Incident which occurred at a meeting held in the South of England to
promote a charity. The mayor had
worked hard to secure a successful
gathering and as he looked round and
found the blBhop of the diocese seated
side by side with the Wesleyans, the
Baptist, and other ministers, he felt
that he had reached the supreme moment of his life.
He rose, and after expressing his
delight at seeing so many men forgetting their little differences and
uniting ill a common cause, he summed up the situation In theso eloquent
The. fact ls, gentlemen, If a man's
heart is In the right place, It doesn't
matter what sex he belongs to!
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, E».o
His Little Mistake
The new clergyman was paying a
visit amongst the patients In the local
hospital. When he entered ward No.
4, he came across a pale-looking young
man lying in a bed, heavily swathed
in bandages. There he stopped and,
after administering a tew words of
comfort to the unfortunate sufferer, he
remarked, in cheering tones: —
Nover mind, my dear fellow, you'll
soon be all right. Keep on smiling;
that's the way In this world.
I'll never smile again, replied the
youth, sadly.
Rubbish! .ejaculated the clerk
There ain't no rubbish about It!
I exclaimed the other heatedly. It's
| through smiling at another fellow's
' girl that I'm here now.
The Chief Event
A Liverpool schoolmaster Is tel'Wir,
a rather funny story against himself.
He begins the story with the significant remark that one Saturday Qa
paid the last of a Berles of visits to
his dentist. On the following Monday morning one or two of his pupils
looked at him curiously, but of course
nothing was said. He makes a point
nf trying to interest his pupils in the
current affairs ot the world, bo when
his class assembled he opened his
newspaper and, as usual, asked tbe
Well children, what Is the chief
event that has happened Bince Friday?
Quick as lightning came the replv
from a little girl In the front row
Please, sir, you've had a set ot false
The teacher says he passed hurriedly to other topics.
That Is LAXATIVE   BROMO   QUININE.  Look lor the signature of E.
W.  DROVE.   Cures a Cold In One
Day. Cures Grip tn Two Days. 25c.
Thomas, the messenger lad, was
sent by his employer to the back of
a certain market to buy a tin kettle
to replace one the spout of which had
been melted off. The old kettle was
given to the boy so that he might obtain one of the same pattern.
Although the market was only a few
yards away, the boy did not return
for two hours, and then without having made a purchase.
Why, the market la full of kettles,
said the employer.
Ay, replied the lad, but they all had
spouts on.
Hilda (to her bosom friend)—When
I get married I would like a husband
who's easily pleased.
Vera (her bosom friend)-;Well, that
ts just the sort of husband you wlll
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Too Busy
John, muffled to the ears, waa shov.
piling off the snow.
The Btorm waB howling dismally
through his whiskers. He was mad
all the way through.
My dear, came a voice from an upper window.
Let me alone; I'm buBy, he Bhriek-
ed back, and he went on shovelling,
and down Blammed the window. -
Half an hour later the same voice
from tlie same window, came in pleading tones:
My dear John—
Well, what on earth do you want
again? he shouted. Is the house on
fire?  Have the burglars got In?
No, John, walled the voice, but
you are shovelling the snow oft In
front of the wrong house.
Then he collapsed
She sang of the fishers far away.
To the fisher's little boy.
She sang ot the mornings, cold and
When the fish ore scarce and coy;
She sang of the death of tbe fishers
And then, alas and alack!
The kid still cried for life on the wave
So she gave lt a little smack.
Mlnard'e Ll.nment Curea Diphtheria.
Nothing Left
Care and system are the half-wav
houses to happiness, and It Mrs. Mc
Quill was anything, she was careful
and systematic. A little while ago
she had occasion to go out and leave
the house to take care of itself. But
the grocer was expected, and unless
he waB warned, he would leave his
commodities on the doorstep, and thus
advertiBe the fact that house was unprotected. Therefore Mrs. McQulU
wtote this note: All out; don't leave
anything, and pinned It on the front
, When she returned her note was
no longer on the front door, and there
was a nasty, empty sort of sensation
about the greater part of the house.
Everything of value had disappeared.
She found her note on the dinine-
table. But a line had been added to
Many thanks, lt ran.     We haven't
left much.
see Brooder «?
,11 mtmnmt t**s-
ST-I.iit *rd duty ..•! 1
to M'.y E.H ,uuin«
CaiuIdV   ,|„t«*u,.
■    «.W &.*!&
e Sours.    />«■ Mlalw
.  „  :"Im    Uhm.. IWrnlfurlttodM. Oruur»l
Snlmad Iran iw.r..t Cvudlui vanhuuM.I
Wisconsin iNcuaaToa co.»
.»M0  ■»..».. wi.. ii. a. a.   ummSb^st
A Peculiar Girl
That Miss Bradlsh is one of the moat
peculiar girls I ever saw. She and I
met in London last winter and we've
been very good friends ever since until
a couple of weeks ago. Now 'she
barely speaks to me. I can't account
for it. We were talking one evening
about clever women. We both agreed
that talented women are seldom beautiful.
I    You probably made   some   remarks
| that she didn't like.
No; I was careful about that, and
! she showed uo sign of her unaccount-
| able coldness until I asked her wheth-
ler, if she could have her choice, she
would prefer to be talented or beautiful. She never answered the quea-
Itlon, and has been different toward*
me ever since. Most peculiar girl 1
ever saw.
The Irish Boy
Headmaster—Well.  O'Brien,
are you doing out of bed?
O'Brien, I Just got out to tuck myself In, sir.
DON'T Ut your horses
run down during the
winter and get so soft that
they wilt lose flesh badly when
you start yourspnng plowing.
....     *! horses are not worked
regiilarly during the winter, the. neei U»
SBjHiA? feSfe^4**"=*" °* INTERNATIONAL
STOCK FOOD, to tone up the digestive
organs .enable ihem to get all the good out
of their feed, prevent the blond from
V becoming overheated, and thus ward off disease.
"I have fed INTBRNATIONAI, STOCK POODlofmanyyran!?' UW.'n k.*>
a 25 pound pail .umdins In nr barn. I bought a pair of three year old colts and they
were so worked down that my neighbors said I had been beat. When I bought the
colts, they weighed tioo lbs. I ploughed « ocrcs and thev weighed a6io-then I
harvested 163 acres and threshed and hauled one carload to town, 6 mites i weighed
them agnin and they weighed 3850, nnd I said "They shall weigh 3000 before spring".
Now, the Neighbors waut to buy them but there's no chance".       T. G. RKMPl-'L.
For sale by dealers everywhere. Our Ji.goo.oo Stock Book—sent free when we
receive your name and address.     UTERIMTIOrMI. STOCK FOOD CO. LUUTLD. lOseST*.
Tbey have a true tafety
head,   with  silent   tip,    Will
never explode if Stepped  on.
1 Eddy's Matches have satisfied Cu>
Mums lino* 1161—accept ne others. •
The E. B. Eddy Company, Hull, Canada
Washboards,  Wood Pails and  Tuba,
Fibre Pails and Tubs.
A concrete milk-house        fl
makes milk worth more   .erfsHiflii
PEOPLE are willing to pay more
for milk that comes from a clean,
sanitary dairy. In nearly every
city such dairies charge from 50 percent, to
100 per cent, more than others—and even then
they can't supply the demand for pure, high-
grade milk    You will get more value out of
your cows if you properly cool and store the 'iii*MSt^<gmaass
milk.   Such milk is not only more wholesome
—and therefore can be sold for a better price '
 it is also slower to sour than milk handled by ordinary methods.   Ask for the free book,
"What The Farmer Can Do With Concrete"
T will tell you how to build a concrete milk-house, and also describes scores of other uses
for concrete around the home and on the farm. It is not a catalogue. Its 160 handsomely
illustrated pages are devoted entirely to the subject—in which every progressive farmer is
YOU do not place yourself under the slightest obligation in asking for the book. We
do not even ask that you agree to use cement Just sign the coupon attached to this
advertisement, or send your name and address by letter or post card, and the book will
be mailed to you at once.   Address,
Publicity Manager
send me
Herald Building, Montreal
W'HEN you buy cement, remember
that ike.farmers of Canada have
found that "Canada" cement is best.
Look for the label on every bag and
Doctor—Well, I hope you profited by
my advice.
Patient—Yes, doctor, but not so
much as you did.
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Lanslfy. J.  A.  Maharg.  F.  W.  Gi en. J.  Morrlnon.    Alberta—EI.  J.  Fream,
If you consign your grain <o u§ It wlll be locked after In tha belt possible manner.
To bet**r i!> condition of tha farmer and cut out the spread, between the producer and tbe,
consumer. inn   iiu \ t !>-;t     v ttrtSttuw i»,  ri..j
■ win 	
We havv just opened tip for your
inspection the following
staple lines of
Men's Dry Shod Blutchers Bals, heavy sole, rooJ fitter $6.50
Young Men's Patent Button Boots, ail sizes    5.50
Men's Gun Metal Blutcher Bals     6.00
Men's Dongola Oxford Pumps     3.00
Ladies' Parent Button Boots, all sizes  S'4.50 and 5,25
Ladies' Dongola Blutcher Bals, common-sense heels..   3.50
Ladies' Patent Toe Slippers, strap $2.75 and 3.50
Ladies' Gun Metal Bals, Goodyear Welts    5.00
High School Girls' Shoe, common-sense heels        3,00
Matrons'Congress, common-sense heel, black     2.25
Ladies' Tan Button Boots $4.75 and 5.00
Everything in  Children's,   Misses'   and  Boys'   Footwear
Wished   every   Saturday   at   Cumherland,   B.C.,   by
Islander Printing it Publishing Company
\V. 11. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
- ~S-M^^^*f^~m*9*em~^!^—sem~-'m—~**~^*^Bmmm*na*ewwsgeSi
V.|VHi'tising rales published elsewhere in the paper.
HuUscripti'in prioo 11.50 per year, payable in mlvanet
The editor dues  not  hold   hinis.lf responsible for  views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
The Minister of Labour, the Hon. W. T. Crothers, -has
shown by the efforts which he has put forth on behalf of the
three men who were recently convicted of offences in North
Bay under the Industrial Disputes Act, that he has the welfare of all elas«es of the labouring1 community at heart. The
men were sentenced at, North Bat/ in connection with the
miners' strike. They had been unable to pay their 6nes and
in default had been sent to prison for three months.
The Minister on his own initiative investigated the circumstances under which the men had been iin/>risoner1, and at
his instance they are now free on tickets of leave. The Minister went into the cases and karnt the following facts which,
he felt, iustitied hun in that action which he afterwards pursued.
Some months ago, in the Porcupine district, the miners at
fiv mines joined in an application for a Board of Conciliation
under the Industrial Disputes Act, which was granted. An
award was made, which the applicants refused to observe, and
went on strike, as they had a right to do. A little later the
miners at the Hollinger Mine who had had not joined in the
application or made ant/ other application, and who were there
fore prohibited from striking, notwithstanding went on strike,
and some 200 ■were summoned to appear before Magistrate
Torrance, charged with offences under the Act. Two of them
were convicted for inciting others to strike and were fined $500
each or iu default of payment to three months' imprisonment,
and one man was convicted of illegally going on strike, and
was fined $50 or three months. An appeal from all these con
victims was entered. Unable to pay the fine or to get bail
these three men on tlie 24th of January were confined in the
j»il at North Bay.
The Minister of Labour then felt that he should come to
the relief of the men, as the circumstances of the case were a
little unusual, with the result that tickets ot leave were issued
for the three men and the sheriff at North Bay released them.
The Hon. Mr. Crothers has on other occasions in the past
shown his sympathy with the workinrpien of the country, and
this new instance is but another added to those which have
gone befora.
Successor ij A. MeKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
McKiimeil's lid Siur.d,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
Macfarlane Bros.
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B, C.
,.-.g-«3»-0 O ^p--^!*-*
Col. Hugh McLean, a prominent Liberal in the Dominion House, speaking on the Naval Bill, delivered a telling
speech against the Laurier policy. He said: "The question for
Canada to decide is not the definition of the word 'emergency';
but what is our 'duty?' ls it not clear that our duty is to give
every assistance within our power to Great Britain at the
present time ? iVot only, as it is put in the Admiralty memorandum 'for the material benefit,' but for the moral effect it
will have upon Germany and the other nations of the world.
It would seem to me that the moral effect would be very much
(/renter if the world knew at once that Canada was united in
building and giving to England three of the best fighting ships
that science can devise mid money can build. This, surely,
would be better than a baby navy, with Dreadnoughts to be
built in Canada, and to lie stationed on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. We should let the world know that we are prepared to help to support British sea power; that we will stand
by England as she has stood by us. When Great Britain goes
to war, Canada goes to war as well. The destiny of Canada
is involved in the result of the war. If British power is broken
Canada is left defenceless. We would be eight millions of
people in possession of the richest half continent in the world
and with no fleet to defend it."
Unless it concerns you.
Comox Co-operative Society
Purveyors of Meat, Fish and Farm Produce.
ox beep BEST QUALITY ONLY     •   dairy fed pork
Home Cured Bacon (unsmoked)    20c. per lb.
Best Smoked Bacon    25c.      "
Very Best Rolled Bacon ..._     30c.
Very Best Desert Apples Obtainable    i?2 per box
Hams, best (Fresh every week)     25c. per lb.
Home Made Mincemeat-__     25c.
FreshCabbage        5c.
BestOnion   per 6 lbs.   25c.
Potatoes Al Quality __     $1.20 per sack
Carrots  -       1.70 :     "
English White Turnips._       1.79
Halibut and Salmon, bpst fresh, lowest market prices.
Local Fresh Eggs, 40c. per doz., 5 doz. for $1.90.
Orders by phone promptly attended to.      Phone 25.
The Store of
The Store of
The Big S
Furnishings.  $ 46,85
Bedding  134.35
Dishes and Cutlery  61.50
Linen  52.05
Printing....  5.00
Rent for Hall  8.00
By Balance Jan. 24, 1913 240.93
Bv balance on hand Jan.
27th, 1912 - $241.53
Cash received -     307.1b
F. J. Dalby, Auditor,
by every boat
We are showing some exceptional values in many
staple lines.   See our showings of
Towellings, Towels-special
Shaker's Flannels and
Flannellette Blankets
We have the best values ever shown in this vicinity,
all were bought at clearing prices, and we
are offering them to you
at Bargain Prices
We want your Grocery Order, and guarantee satisfaction,
as our Grocery Department is stocked with nothing
but the cleanest of fresh groceries. £
Phone 38.
& Co, LI
1 Lv>M>, s:x tioreft cleared, Th-*
ii ores i" Mark«t Garden containing
K.L-p I terries, ytrawliurriw, eto.
Edward W. Bickle
ainlliK.ll. ESTATE
Mails for Dispatch:—Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc:-
1 Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
and Saturday, 6 a.m.
Comox and District:—Tuesday,
12.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 4.30 p.m.
Per SS. Cowichan, Sunday, at
2 p.m., and Tuesday 6 a. m.
Mails arriving:—Vancouver,
Victoria, Nanaimo. etc.: Tuesday
afternoon; Wednesday and Friday nights.
Comox District:—Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Per SS. Cowichan, Tuesday
noon and Sunday morning.
Charige advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
he in this olliee not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
OITTTNGS „f tlie Provincial Minur
0 Comtiifaion will Ik. belli us follows:
Nnii'iiiio - Ylomlny. February 17th, al
S p.m., C'tui't /Anise
Cumberland — H'eilnesdiiy,   February
l'Jlll, ut « pm.
Alberni—Monday,  February 241,1, nl
8 p.m.
Aiiilysmitli—Tuesday, February 25th,
at Silo p.m.
.S'leveston- .1/otnlny,   J/iuvh   8rcl.   at
2 HO p.m
t'hilliwaeli —Tuesday,   March   4fcli, at
2-30 pm
New     IIVstniinsliT    Thursday.  March
Bth, at 11 a.m,   City Wall
Vancouver— Friday, iraich 7ih,,al 10
a.in.., Court  House
The Goniinisijioii is empowered to
nquire into -ill uiatlei'H utteetiiiK tie
Conditions'of labour in I3ril.l.ili Col
umbia, .-111 persons interested are
invited ro attend mil give evidnnoe,
// G.l'AliSON,
Ice Cream  Sodas
Milk Shakes
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds--Best quality
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars—The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
i\ Barrister,   Solicitor   and !
5 Notary Public.
to I
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer In Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Better known as "Peg"
Wood and Coal Hauled
■VOTICE is hereby given that the
-1 reserve existing by reason of
the notice published in the British Co*
lumlija Gazette nf December 27th,
11)07, uncancelled in so far as the sum*
ri'lat.s to the following described lands
so as tnpirmitof ihe sale of the timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast enrner
<>! of Lot No --'849, Redonda Island,
New Westminster district; thence east
1:'. chains; thinoe north 4 chains; thence
cast 19 chains; thence south 25 chains;
thence west 32 chains, more or less, to
the cnsl boundary of Lot No. 2849;
Mirnce northerly along the east boundary of said lot to the point of com
inen.ee cent; containing by admeasurement In n,cies more or less.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., December 11th, 1913
Dec 21 8m
For absolute protection write a Policy in
Liverpool, England.
Looal Agent
Mrs. Simms will give leiiojia on tha
piano '-it herh' use in .ferui-dem, fnrmerly
owhid hy Mr. James Stewart, at any
time hy appointment, except   TuenaVy*
Trade Marks
         copywqhtb ac.
Anyone wilding a •ketch and description nay
<itii.i;iy iinnertiitit our opinion free whether aa
 -n Ii prohnhlT pftteNtoblei.Comim.nlea.
 niymtiiMontml. HANDBOOK onPatent*
il. fine, (Tlrtunt neencr foreeuurmcputenu,
hub token uirontrh RIunn.£ Co. receive
o, Oil __...„ ._.	
. ..tv-itl token tfiroimti Hunn tc <
•pedal notice, without ohjimo, la tbe
LU*.  1
A linnd>wne.y ill nitrated weekly. .Unrett «tr-
riiliilion uf miy siluntlllfl Juitninl, 1'uriui for
('iimda, ?'!.:."< a year, postage pauald. Sold by
nil uewurlt'iUers,
firnDcb Office, 026 F 8t. Wuhtii(too. D. C, , I
" The Magnet Cash Store"
The Depot
Barber Shop
Opposite the Hotel Union and
no joining the Railway Station
IS     NOW
©PEN    FOIt
T. B. Johnson
(SEALED TENDERS ndrlreused to
Hv. Wilson, local manager, B. C.
Telephone Compnny, Cumberland^ C,
will be received up to noon <,f Saturday,
the 8th day of March, 1913, {or tlie
furnishing and erection, with cross arm
attached, of a 30 foot pole line from
Courtenay to Royston Ranch
Plana and specification can lie seen
at the local telephone office.
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
Ladies' Slippers, Men's Boots
and  Shoes,  Boys Lecky Shoes
Mondays and Fridays
K. ABE   &  e©MPANY
Dunsmuir avenue '
Cumberland, B. (2.
Hay, Grain
Full Stock of all kinds of Feed kept on hand
all the time at the Lowest Market Prices.
Made from No. 1 Hard Wheat, First Quality Family
Flour $1.65 per sack
Leave your orders at
A. B. Crawford
Corner Dunsmuir and First Street
Fanny BatScnoot
"Tender for Fanny Bay School,"
will lie received hy the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon
.if Friday, the 28th day of February,
1913, for the erection and completion
of a one-rnoiu school building at Fnnni
Bay, in the Comox Electoral District,
Plans, specificmions, contract, aiiil
forms of tender may be seen nn and
after the 7ih day of February. 1913,
it the office of John Bairrl, E»q., Go*.
eminent Agent, Cumlu'rland, BC;
George Thomson, government Agent,
Nanaimo; Mr. Fred /.arson, Secretary
• if School Board, Union Bay, B.C ; and
ir the Department of Work", Purlin
nii'iii Building-, Victoria, B C.
CopLs uf plan- and specifirationi-
may he obtained on depositing acerti
find cheque for If 10, to l« refunded on
n turn of plans und specifications bv
(lite tenders are receivuble.
Each pi'opiisnl must be accompanied
iiy an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered hank oi
Canadu, made payable to the /Amour-
ahle the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent, of the
tender, which ahull Le forfeited if t'le
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or
if he fiiil to complete the work eon
reacted for. The cheques or certificates
of -eposiis of unsuccessful tenderers
will lie returned to them upon the
execution of the contract.
Tenders will noi be considered ui
less made nut on the forms supplied.
s gned with  the actual  signature nf
tbe   tenderer,  and   enclosed   in   tli
nvelope* furnished.
The lowest or any tender not
necessnrily accepted,
Public Work* Engineer
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, February 6th, 1913
nernrsMisT" —M I
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CO\L ■ it" ti'iutit* of 'lie D"tnihi
n jVl>"it' ha, H-iSkufohtKvrfn *|i    Alben
lie Yuk'.ii Ti nitory. th*' N nh»t*»» T*»n
r.-ria- Hitdiim uurtion »■/ 'de Prov uo« <
B'iii»h C luiiih.Ji, may be ieai-t*d torn term
if |Kei 'y-i-tie y-Hri* h    ii -tnnnn.1 rental   t
gin   Here       N-i in •'•  'U-.ii 2.fi00 i   ■ »■
will br-lurtt*.d tnine»p|ilic*tir..
Apiil'wi'i''" fortiUiain* mum be mndi b
he •pi'lictur tn pt-rn< n tn tbe Age- I m-Buii
Agtintof the dm,nut ill which the righ<.
,t|i|rl.ed for are *imuted.
liiBuiveyedterritiry the land mail bt.
ilfiiuribed by nectiuin, >»r l-gil inbdivifinns
nf Aeotioni, »nd in  uniurteyed errir«.r>
he tact. Applied fer ih»ll he etaked uut by
heappiioaut hirotelf.
K ** h application must be aceemtpanied
by a fee of fo which will be refunded if the
> it/bte applied furnrc not »v tilub e, but tint
• ,iher»ii»e A ri y*lt) »h>iJi be p»t" on Ii
mi rcl '•nt hie ou'put of (tie mine hi 1i-
rMte ol live c*nt* per t u.
T.ie person operating ihe mine ohall
ruruish 'he Agon1 with RVoiti return" *c
i-ir'iny fi r the full quan'ity ■ f m rch
ii   rib- co&linii d and   p*y   Lhe royaltj
l.f I'l'O.       If     h>   v h1 uiioIhk ri(;htH tilt*
i t beiuu pel .leiI loc rfuruaitiull i'u
fur'Uhed at. leitstnnoe a year.
The lea»« will moiude the c».»l rainiiK
righfcflonly, but thn 1 mee may be permitted to purchase whatever ttvai able sur
face r'g'tamay he considered lieceslary
f r the w-rkiutt fifth*1 lidneat the rate nf
JhufuUM"'-MHtiixi »ppli<.H'i> n Mi'nifi
btfiiiidcr.u the Sebtnary of the Deji.t
-■Pin nf llif- Iiite>im. O-'HWt,   or tu   >*ny
A  tit   r Bub Ay It*   -V mi- i i   Lai ■ s
W   tt, CORY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior,
N B- Utwu'hopzd piiMlcHlioii of f)iin
;td»-    is we'*'   >!i '■■■' h    tiiH f r
Victoria Land District
District of Styward
Take notice that Mmgaii O'Brien, of
NaiiAiiii", B.C., occupation hotel propria-
tor, intuuda to apply for permission to
purchase tlm folluwiui; described lauda:—
Com me 11 ci ii g at a post planted at the
N W. Corner nf P.K. 11705, thence north
40 chains, cast 40chains, s-uth 40 chains,
west 40chatns to point i<f commencement,
contrtiniiiK ItiO acres m<re ur less.
Morgan O'Brien, Applicant
M. J. M. Keown,   Agent.
Dated December 20th, 1918. 22 3
JSitywtid. Land District.
DiBlnc of Saywurd
Take   uotioe   that Jauieu  Affleck,   of
Nanaimo, B.C.. occupation aiienr, intenda
to   apply   fur   iiertnisssion to purchase
the following described ands:— Cummen*
ing  at e   post planted at the .southeast
corner  of*Pr.   3705,   thence north 40
chain*,   thence   t-ant   40 chains, thence
soul i. 40 chains, thence west 40 chains to
point of oommoiioetoetit, and cuntaininK
160 acres more or less.    Jamks AfFLBCK.
M. J. M Keown, agent.
Dated December 20. h. 1012.
District of Sa>w.ird.
Take notice that Fred Booth, of Nan*
aiinn, occupation bookkeeper, inte da to
pply for penniusion to purchase the fol-
1 wing detBuribtd lands:—Oummeiiuli.g at
p ni plained at tlie northwest quiDurul
T A Toombs' application to purchase
(ol (140 aores). i hence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains, the- ce west 80 chains to point f
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less. Fred Booth,
M.J.MKeown, agent.
Dated December 20th, 1912.
lake notice thatT. A. Toombs, of Na*
naimo, B.C., occupation broker, intends
tn ripply for petmisMim to purchase the
following de'ncribtd la..d»:- C mmenciiig
at a p"st planted at the northeast oorner
of TL 37483, thence west 80 chains,thence
north 81) chains, thence east 80 chains,
hence n iitl, 80 chains to point < f emu*
inei cement, containing 040 aoresmore or
ns*. '*'  A. TOoMBS,
M. |. McKeown, agent.
Dared D-cembet 20th, 1013.
Take uutico that. Hilton Etion,
of Nauaimu, occupation a broker,
intends to apply for permission to purchase tbe following ilusc>ibud lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northwest cnruer of TL 4521, thei ce
noith 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to poinr nf commencement, and
coul'dmng G40 acres more or less.
Hilton Eaton.
M. J. MKe wn, agent.
Dated Decernbei 20th, J 012
Take i tice tn.' \ E. T tubs, of Na-
naiuto, oceuiMti n on ker, intends to ap*
ply for permission o purchase the follow
owing described la d-:- Oommeuoing at
a post planted at the nortlieas'. oorner of
TL 37183, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 cuius, hence smith 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement and contauiiuti 040 acres more
or less. A   E. Toombs.
M.j. McKeown, agent.
Dated December 20th, 1912.
Take notice that Charles Reddy, of
Q ebto, T Q„ occupation clerk, intenda
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described Und-:—Commencing
ata post planted 't ihe, northwest corner
of Hilton Eitm's application to purchase,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 60
chains, thence s nth 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement
and containing 040 acres more or leas.
M. .1. MKeown, agent.
Dated December 30th, 1912.
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Parlor Tables S3 50 to $7
Curtains, 20% Discount for cash during March
Lace, Tapestry, Muslin, etc.
We carry a full line of Furniture and FJouse-furnishingk,
Ranges, etc., etq
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D. M. Morrison,   Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,   Manager.
Real Estate and Insi.r.nuT
Licenced Auclioiuvis and
Valuers,    Notary    I'nlilic
We have a large number of enquiries for Acreage in
Comox Valley. If yon hare anything to sell list mth us.
We are Auctioneers, see ns if you want a sale and we
will arrange one at thi- shortest possible, notice and aet
the-last prices. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
In nmX&jtifteKC?:
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Sing. In Tune Melody ol Three German Popular Songs
Hamburg.—Peter, a large torn
cat, wbo is said to talk ami sing, is
the latest sensation in Hamburg.
The cat is the property of Doctor
•Sutorls, a woman dentist, who found
It when quite young starving on ouo
«f the docks.
She has trained lt in such a remarkable degree that" the animal
shows almost human Intelligence. A
number of witnesses confirm Doctor
Sutorls' statements, that Peter distinctly utters the German words for
Anna, hurrah, more, Helena, nu.
As a crowning wonder, It is declared
that the cat, employing tha monosyllable "Inh," sings In tunc the melon/
lea of three German popular hours.
and that the words she utters are
-spoken with marvelous appropriate-
Hess to the occasion.
in Market Towns of Morocco
| Paris.—A most revolting picture
lis painted by a correspondent of ihe
Matin of the slave traffic in Morocco
1 Although '-he nefarious trade in human merchandise, as practiced by the
. corsairs and dhow masters of the
' African seas has long been stamped
! out. it still appears to flourish In Ilia
' land of Moors.
|    Writing from Marrak"sh, which Is
s'ated to be the center of this traffic.
i the correspondent, a French  woman
I doctor, says:
The slaves conveyed by caravans
j from the Sus nnd Talilet regions are
quickly sold, either publicly in the
market at Marrakesh or clandestinely.
Sales take place In broad daylight.
Penned in boxes running around a
covered gallery, which serves as a
market square in rainy weather, the
unfortunate human caltle are exposed
for sale three times a week.
Little by little the square ifllls with
potential purchasers. Wheri all ls
ready the delials, or auctioneers, arrive on the scene, and with solemn
prayer, open the market.
Prayers over, each dellal proceeds
to sort out his proper lot of slaves.
He then replaces their miserable rags
by a more decent attire, and followed
close at his heels by the groups of
men, women and children, he walks
around the market place crying the
value of his wares.
Intending purchasers now and again
stop the perambulation and leisurely
examine the teeth, the hair and the
skin and limbs of the human animal
which may have attracted their attention.
The bargain being closed, the sale
Is duly attested before the adouts or
notaries. The price varies according
to the sex, age and qualities of the
I hnve seen a man, 24 years old, sold
for $17. Girls from 10 to II years
old bring from $75 to $100. The
highest price Is paid for a woman who
can cook.
It frequently happens that when a
woman wi'h a baby at the breast, or
accompanied by a little child, is
brought into the market the buyer
wishes to buy the woman only.
It is then that the most heartrending
scenes are witnessed, as the weeping
mothers are separated from their offspring with brutal violence.
Is Clara going to serve at the
church social tonight.
No. She didn't get her cap and
apron done in time to have her nails
Tlie girl who can't, have faith in
three men at the same lime has no
business trying to be a summer girl.
Yon never saw a man wear his new
■nit in order to make' another man
One ot the commonest complaints of
Infants Is worms, and the most effective application for the-.i Is Mother
Craves' Worm Exterminator.
A Sure Sign
Tie minister was coming to dlnnei
•and the usual preparations had been
made to Insure the good man a pleasant tlmo. Dishes that would make
the mouth water were In the open,
land the best silverware was on the
At last the visitor came. He was
greeted by the daughter of the house,
a small girl but one big enough to
Imow better.
I knew you were coming, she said.
And how did you know I was coming?
A little bird told me.
What sort of a little bird!
A chicken.
How He Old It
'flow did you vote, Uncle George?
IHow did I vote? responded the old
•southern darky.
Yes, sir.
In my mind, sah.
Assassin Mistakes HI. Voice for Tint
of Man and Skips
Brnss.'la.—A pet -parrot recently
played an Important part In a tragedy
ia a suburb of Brussels recently.
An old woman named Koetllngen.
rroputrfl to be a miser, was strangled
S'ay a burglar who entered her lodg-
taps for the purpose of robbing her.
While the assassin was searching
Sor her hoard of money and Jewels,
Mme. Koettlngen's pet parrot uttered
isjeverat words which lt had learned
to»m its mistress.
Thinking that he heard a human
'•nice, the assassin fled, leaving a
targe sum of money untouched.
Any man can buy tickets to the
tj&ow. 'out lt takes other qualities to
tswt the right kind of girl to help him
"took at It.
il *«e. a *>ox or «lx boxes tor S2.S0,
' at all aaaleru, or Th. Dodd. M.dl-
oln* Uomaany. Limited,    Toronto,
A Marriage of Convenience
One of Mrs. Hugh Fraser's stories
relates to a peasant at Lesjahn, the
home of Mrs. Fraser's sister, Frau von
Rabe. The man's wife had died. She
was burled with every mark of sympathy, and nothing was left undone to
comfort the disconsolate widower. On
the evening of the day of the funeral
he presented himself at the house and
asked to see Frau von Habe. saying
that he had a favor to ask. Instantly
be was ushered in. Fran von Rabe
begged him to state his wishes. Was
there anything she could Co to lessen
his affliction? s
Gracious lady, the truth is. he began,
turning his hat nervously round In his
fingers. I have come to ask ler-e to
get married again.     You see—
But, good gracious! exclaimed his
mistress. Of course you may when
the time comes.
Yes. but—but I want to marry now,
tonight, stammered the man. lt iB
l'ke this—
What on earth do you mean? gasped
his mistress. Why. your wife was
only burled this morning! Surely you
cannot be serious?
Indeed I am, gracious lady!.was the
earnest reply. I have spoken to the
lady, and The lt willing to mtrry me a'
once, this minute, if onlv you will give
us permission. It's like this: How
am I to go to bed with mv boots ou?
—pointing to his tleht-fittlng ton-boots
snd 1 can't pull them off myself, however hard I try. So unless 1 marry,
who is to pull them off for rae.
Make the liver
Do its Duty
Nine rimes in ten when the liver it right the
stomach and bowels are right.
gently but firmly compel . lazy liver to
do its duty
Cures Constipation,
Headache, and Distress after Eating.
Small Pill, Small Dote. Small Price.
Genuine must beu Signature
Clergyman I lately come to perish)
—Your neighbor Smith says re. sermons are rubbish.
Farmer—Ah, ye needn't mind him.
!r: he's merely a mouthpiece for other
Mr. J. L. Toole had a great antipathy to street music of any kind.
About this there ls a story told of him.
The waits, one Chrislinas venlng,
played under his windows, greatly to
his annoyance, and on the next day
they paid him a visit.
We played under your window last
night, said the spokesman ot the party
wheu they were shown in'.o his presence.
Well, and what do you want? quoth
the comedian.
We've come for our little gratuity.
Come for a gratuity have you? exclaimed Mr. Toole. Bless me! I
thought you bad come to apologise.
A Freak of Lightning
Lightning plays some peculiar tricks
at times but we have never heard of
anything to come up to the following.
which the "Melbourne Age" properly
labels "Extraordinary Incident."
A young man while riding through
the timber country at Wlllung durlug
a recent storm had a remarkable escape from death in peculiar circumstances. A large tree directly In
front of him was struck by lightning
and split in halves. The horse he was
riding, becoming terrified, started to
plunge through the pap between the
halves of the tree. At that moment
the halves came together v.ith a snap
like a rabbit trap, and crushed off a
length ot the horse's tail, which cai
still be seen protruding from the tree.
The young man received a severe
shaking, but otherwise came througn
tho ordeal safely.
Hare Hunt Through a Town
Ijondon.—A ".lure, which made Its
appearance In the town of Baldock,
liirts, was chased through High street.
Norton street and Orchard street be-
t.ro totting sa.'ely away.
The One
Ideal Gift
for all the family
lor all the year
around is \
Columbia Grafonoh
Ask your nearest Columbia
c'ealer lo play you the specia
Xmas Columbia Records. iFit
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The small boy In the audience
watched the classic dancer In her
barefooted poses.
Where are the lady's stockings,
mamma? he asked In a clear Utti*
Hush dear, I don't know, tho embarrassed mother replied
Maybe she hung 'em up'for Christmas, said the small boy iu a still
louder voice.
The Amateur (enthusiastically!— 1
suppose art Is your whole ambition?
The Professional (with a sigh)—Yes
but otherwise It ls not bo filling.
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There must be no guesswork In the
treatment, of pale, anaemic girls. If
yonr daughter :s languid, has a pale,
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especially on going upstairs; it she
has palpitation of the heart, a poor appetite, or a tendency to faint, she has
anaemia—which means poverty of
the blood. Any delay In treatnent
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Dr. Williams' Pink Pills actually
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Increases the apnetlte, give brightness
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case of Miss .T. H. Lassalle, Rorel,
Oue., Is typical of the cures made by
Or. Williams' Pink Pills. She :tys:
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hardlv ever free from headaches
and I found work about the house a
hurden. as the least effort left me fatigued and breathless. I bad no apnetlte. and notwithstanding th»t I was
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I wis once more enjovlnir tbe best of
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Boom for Improvement
Mr. Sevmour Hicks, who wllh Miss
Ellallne Terrls, Is at the London Coliseum In a sketch over the holiday season, has been telling this story of one
of his early stage experiences.
The heroine, whose acting was very,
verv bad, was supposed to be nn invalid, and Mr. Hicks nlaved the part
of the doctor attending her. In one
of the scenes another cbarne'er. referring to the heroine, asked him,
"Doctor. Is th"re nnv hope?"
To which Mr. Hicks replied: She
will he better In the spring.
We 'ope to 'eaven she will, guv'-
nor! came a dismal voice from the
The above Illustration shows the magnificent terminal station of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. at Vancouver. The building Is now iu cour se of construction, and lt is expected that it will be at least two years before the work is completed. The estimated cost of the terminal stitlon and wharf is in the neighborhood of
No Wonder Ho Was Interested
Mr. O. J. Widdlcombe, who In
1872, was appointed by Lord Hannen
to be Clerk of the Rules and Orders
of the Probate and Divorce Division,
has Just retired.
One of his stories relates to the only
occasion on which Lord Hannen was
known to have been hoaxed.
Among the Jury called to hear a
certain case wa,B a man dressed In
deep mourning. Before the case began he rose In his place and begged
Lord Hannen that he might be excused
from service on the Jury as he was
deeply Interested In a gentleman's
funeral and specially desired to be
The judge was touched by the man's
evident grief. Certainly, he said,
you may go!
After the man had left the court,
Mr. Widdlcombe whispered to his
lordship: Do you know who that man
No. replied the Judge, a little surprised.
He Is the undertaker! Mr. Widdlcombe explained.
Getting 'em for the Kernel
Some time back a certain colonel's
gardener was going through the woods
belonging to his employer, when he
saw a man busy gathering nuts.
As the colonel had given strict orders that no one was to be allowed to
pick the nuts that year, as had hitherto
been the case, the gardener Bald to the
You'll have to clear out of this; I've
got orders to keep all those nuts for
the colonel. He wants them tor
It's all right, replied the man; that's
what I'm getting 'em for.
Satisfied by the answer, the gardener passed on.
Meeting the same man a week after
the occurrence he said:
Look here; you were not getting
those nuts for the colonel at all,
I tell you I was, was the emphatic
But I know better. The colonel
told me that he gave neither you nor
anybody else any authority.
Well, I know jolly well 1 was getting
tbem for the kernel; I -dn't want
the shells.
W. N. U. 935
Some men will tell the time of day
by the sun. and Feme women tell the
time of night by the son.
In Retrospect
We kick about the modern days
And put them" on the rack.
But ihese will be Ihe good old times
When we aro looking back.
Melbourne. — Prehistoric human
footprints have been discovered In
slabs of sandstone In a quarry at
Warrhambool, Australia. Their ago
Is estimated at 50,000 years.
The only time some persons enloy
doing their duty Is when It is an -'n-
pleasant one for the other fellow.
Nobody loves a grouch, but tbat
fuct doesn't cure him.
Corns are caused by the pressure of
tight bocls, but no one need he
troublfc- with them long when so slm-
pie a remedy as Holloway's Corn Cure
Is available. 	
Not a Complement
I know that I am ugly, and that, as
a general thing, the girls do not ad
mire me; said Gns de Smith: hut. he
added, Miss Birdie McGlnls paid me a
very high compliment last evening at
the ball
How did she come to do t.ia.7 asked
pennybunker cynically.
I don't know how It came about.
She usually puts me fifth or slvth on
her list ot dances, but last night «'•
put me down for the very flrr'. dance
I know she did, replied Pennybunker.
I asked her what she meant by =uch>
eccentricity, and Bhe said that slu
danced the first dance with you to get
you off her mind, so that she snuld
enjoy herself for tbe rest of the evening.
This story was being told at one
of the recent agricultural shows.
A rather jolly-looking   coster   was
wandering   round   the   pig   section, j
Pointing to one of the animals ho re-1
marked to a fanner standing near:—!
Nice pig that!
The farmer looked  at  him  scorn-1
fully. , . ,    .    I
Much ynu know about pigs! he
Oarn! retorted the coster. Bet yer
five hob I can guess Ms weight as near
as you can.
Done, said the farmer promptly.
Well, whnt r'l you say 'e weighs?,
the coster nske.l.
Twenty   stone,  replied the  fanner i
with confidence.
The coster grinned. I sny twenly
stone, too. an' that's.as near as you,
so I win.
Anybody can wear a campaign but-
Ion. but it Is the vote that counts. [
Funny that a hoy will tell his sister
all about bis love affairs, while a girl
always tells another girl.
Then the Fun Started
It was not an Important case,
but when at last there stepped
into tbe box a diminutive, out-at-the
elbows youth, the pleader thought his
chance had come'
You say you are Bfteen? Have, vou
any occupation of any kind?
No. And the youth shook his
You just loaf about—stand at the
corner of the street, and so on?
That's about all, mister.
What does your father do?
Peyther?    Nowt much.
Doesn't he do anything to help to
keep the family?
Sometimes. 'E get an odd job
now and again like.
Ah! The young barrister smiled. As
a matter of fact, your father Is a lazy,
worthless, good-for-nothing idler?
Ah dunno! drawled out the youth.
Meybe 'e is, mebbe 'e isn't. Anyway,
you can ask him. 'E's slttin' there
on the jury.
Divorces ought to come along with
the titles that American men of money
buy for their ambitious daughter;.
It ls noticeable that the present
craze for old time things doesn't lead
any girl Into running taller candles
and making soft soap.
Mrs. Casey—Ylsterday was Mrs.
Moloney's birthday, and her husband
gave her a silver teapot.
Mrs. Murphy—Solid?
Mrs. Casey—Sure, you're joking.
How could she put tea In it .If it were
The publisher of the best Farmer's
paper In the Maritime Provinces in
writing to us states:
"I would say that I do not know of
a medicine that has stood the te '. of
has been an unfailing remedy In our
household ever since I can remember,
and haa outlived dozens of would-be
competitors and Imitators.
Proud Mother—Such enormous Bums
that we've spent on dear Clara's voice.
Sympathetic Visitor—And you can
really do nothing for It?
Chapped lands
Won't Bother
if instead of
soap you use
SNAP, the
original hand
SNAP contains no lye or
acids, but glycerine and neutral
oils which keep the skin smooth,
and in splendid condition.
Try SNAP for a week and notice
the difference. 47
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What the Bachelor Missed
A bachelor old ind shaky sat all alone
tn bis room,
His toes with out were aching, his
face all covered with gloom.
No medical aid was lacking; the servants attended his ring,
Respectfully heard bis orders, and
obliged h)m In everything.
But there waB one thing wanting—one
thing he could not command,
The kindly look, the gentle tone, the
.  touch of a loving hand.
And he said, as his brow grew darker,
i  and he rang tor his hireling nurse,
Marriage may be a failure, but this is
a jolly sight worse!
Culinary Flattery
Nice.—Several hotel proprietors at
Nice and Mentone. to flatter their
German visitors, are serving a pudding
a la Sedan, a circumstance which
has drawn a protest from some of the
Paris Journals.
There's no rest tor the weary, but
then who cares as long as there's a
crowd at the social?        •
Be young while you can; you'll have
I have hard enough work trying to be
i voung when you can't.
j When we have to work only four
hours a day, think of all the time
we'll have to make chicken coops.
Ask your Clothier to show you
no others as good
Kidney Slone.i ami Uravd une quit*-
ly excelled .Tom in* «yitcia by Ji«
wtilch htR been a •Ifnal tmcr*)M
Hin-uKiiout CatiRdft M a eompltU
»ure ot Kidney Trouble and all Urlo
Acid Disease!. W. will nt>nd lctt*rt
telling of many cures to all who will
write us.
}'ik-c SI.SO Per Bottle at all Leadl&i
Engineers and Boilermakers
Boilers of   all    klLds— Engines,
Pumps and Heavy Plate Work
Write us for Prices
14 Strachan Ave., Toronto, Canada
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Svaur his been
used for over SIXTY YEARS bv MILLIONS-oi
MOTHERS lor their CHILDREN Willi,*
is the best remedy lor DIARRHOEA. II Is arc
solutely harmless. Be sure and aslr. for "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Svrup," and take so oth.f
kind.   Twenty-live cents a bottle.
How would you like to be our Selling;
Agents and make BIQ MONEY In
your Spare Hours?
Wc have the Goods 1
Send Post Card to-day
for particulars, and "Get into Business."
M. O. Dept P. O. Boa 1356, Montreal, Can.
Write us tor Information concerning our two Winnipeg Subdivisions
"Deer Jxrdge Subdivision" — tn.*
finest property In the West end, and
"Woodlawn" situated to the south
east.    We guarantee profits.
Sterling Bsnk Bldg , vYInnlp.a.
We wlll sell for a short white a tern
lota left In Bouthwood Park (to clos.
out a syndicate) at prices below what
adjoining lot. are selling at today.
Asphalt pavement, treed lota, close
to car,  between Winnipeg and new
agricultural college   and   University
alto, absolutely .ate and a good profit  assured.
Write U8 at once.
803  Keewayd.n  Bldg.,
Portage Av.., Halt
.took broking bu.ln.Hf I want a live
ambitious repre.entatlv. In .very oltj
.nd town to handle stocks, bond, sat
mortgages; applicant must furnish reference, and have from 1100 to 1600 onee*.-
.1 capital. Write or call M. R. Edgu
A Co.. 14 Victoria Street. Toronto.
Wanted—Agents for Hall and Windstorm Insurance.     Apply The Canada
Weather Insurance Company, (Dominion License), Winnipeg, Man.
In recalling war time humors, a vat-
eran recently remarked that enlisted
men stood by one another jiost handsomely.
Very ingeniously, too, hs went on.
I remember one day our captain—a
regular—asked Sergeant Porter about
his target practice.
How are your men coming along,
sergeant? he asked.
Well, captain, said Porter, with an
air ot great pride, my men shot well
today, very well, but they would have
shot better perhaps, If the target had
stood a little more to the left.. THE   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
Novelties In Silverware
•THE silversmith has discovered that
one ol the first fascinations to a
woman arp the new and beautiful
things that she can procure for her table, and so silver novelties are constantly to be tound for It.
The flatware—that ls. the knives,
forks and spoons—also reflects the
tnode of change and trend toward the
new. for never is there an attempt to
match "grandmother's silver." but
rather the question comes from the
■hopper, "Which is the latest?"
The present vogue is for simplicity.
00 that one ol tlie most popular patterns Is the Jacobean, which ia designed especially to harmonize with the
new dining room furniture of this
period. It is made after Heppelwhite
lines and is plain or engraved with a
pattern taken from the inlay of the
furniture. It comes in three weights,
but the medium Weight, Tor everyday
UK, is the beat This weight allows
twenty-six ounces to the dozen dinner
forks, and other pieces are in proportion. This design has the merit of being reserved for solid silver and is nol
made in plate.
TJie little ebony handles which have
prevailed on tea and coffee pots for
many years have now been replaced
by all silver, for it was found that the
ebony was impractical, for it burned
out at the Joinings and made the handles loose.
Few gold services are used and not
many even of the gold plated. Nor ls
there any attempt to mix silver and
fold In service, for It savors too much
of pretense to win favor as u custom.
Plate Is used entirely for electrical
appliances. Tliere Is no demand for
solid silver In so much as a toaster
rack. Possibly this Is due to the difference In cost.
There is a new toast rack made oi'
■liver combined with a china plate.
This is made to hold four pieces of
toast, and two rings of silver connect,
which are for two boiled eggs. It ts
lifted by the silver handle, which is In
one piece with the rack, and this, in
turn, clamps to the china plate.
Tiny fancy jam pots of glass cdme in
odd shapes with silver covers and
■poons. One Is a gypsy kettle; another
Is In pear form. Each holds about a
glassful of Jam, which is a convenient
A novelty coffee or tea pot, especially
designed for the breakfast tray, In
formed of three pieces In one. The
cover of the pot Is shaped to hold the
cream, and this, in turn, has a cover
which Is designed to hold the sugar.
These may be had In either plated or
■olid silver. *
Orange knives are made with the saw
edge, and the grapefruit spoon, which
differs from the orange spoon by being
made broader at the end of the heel of
the bowl, is new only In pattern. In
fact, that is about the only difference
that could be made In it, for, contrived
on the basis of the size of tho grapefruit cells, fit could scarcely be improved from Its present plan.
A cut sugar crusher ls about alt else
that may be added to the breakfast table in silver novelties. This la a great
convenience, for It divides the sugar
successfully in the portion one may
need, which makes aj^the difference in
the world to the breakfast beverage,
Whether It be tea, coffee or cocoa.
A grape dish of solid silver has a de-
algn of grapes and vine carried about
the edge and up the rod which overhangs the dish, with the fruit scissors
pendent. These are matched in design. The plate Is almost round in
Cake dishes are not more used with
bandies than without. A sensible purchase is one of the new rose holders
which are made with round trays, the
latter removable. The tray can then
be used for a cake plate. One with an
ornate plate, which has a pierced edge,
Is particularly good for the purpose.
The vase which goes with it is ubout
twelves inches high, and as a silver
vase Is the loveliest of all things for
roses and ns roses are .the year's (lowers it is a most satisfying possession
A large slipper of solid silver is
shown as a bonbon dish for a bridal
gift. The silver is pierced, but the article, on the whole, ls rather more odd
than beautiful.
HE new feature ot the spring
waists and blouses ts that of
the sleeve hold running into
the yoke, which disposition of
material usually forms a round yoke.
This is a youthful cut that is appreciated alike by the young girl and the
up to the minute matron. Indeed, the
tendency of the styles for the spring
season is to have them young looking.
Blouses are apparently made for younts
girls since there Is little about them
lightly In the popular shade of panne i the other and putting net under It
dahlia. The finish on the corsage was One of the waists illustrated Is carried
of white crepe de chine, with crystal out In this way by mounting blue and
buttons. The emplacement of thei cream chiffon and shadow lace over
blouse was lightly embroidered in the each other.
exact shade of the pretty satin.
This blouse has a morbid color suggestion like everything else in dress,
but the graceful draping ot the satin
makes the color stunning. Putting the
white touch with the putty tone was
a happy idea, and in the juxtaposition
Anything like a stiff effect is avoided
In th« lace model pictured, the difil-
A QUAINT country hat for the Win-
** ter fa in chamois leather the natural color, lined with black velvet and
trimmed with a. bunch of quills—literally—as they have been stripped of
their feathers except Just for au "eye"
at the .tip of each, dyed black, yellow
and white. >
that smacks of dignity. They are
charming, original and chic, but they
are not serious.
A delightful blouse seen recently at
an advanced display of clothes was of
putty colored drap de satin trimmed
the white shines out wonderfully soft
and pure.
The smartest of the new blouses suggest transparency, though they are
really opaque. The effect is achieved
by mounting one shade ot chiffon over
culty being overcome by mounting the
fabric over fine net. This blouse has
turned back cuffs and revers of white
sutln and an effective Jabot of contrasting lace.
Do you like the lingerie waist illus-
trated? It ls an exceedingly good thing
In fine white batiste, pin tucking. Valenciennes lace and very open embroidery banding. The sleeves, as you see,
are long, a rather uncomfortable feature in summer time. All lengths of
sleeves are seen on the latest waists,
but the three-quarter length is the
least graceful, and either the long, narrow effect or the very short sleeve is
the better selection.
For house waists the blouse neck finish
to be worn by the fashionable woman
will be low, in round or square cut, but
on the street she will appear quite different with her high guimpe of tulle or
lace. Unless one has a very short and
fleshy neck the collarless llntsh is apt
to look undressed and scant. True, it
is "grand chic" to have a long, scrawy
neck and to wear one's dresses as low
about the throat as possible, Uut such
effects, while quite modish, ure far
from pretty. Cut a certain distance,
the low decolletage looks well, but Just
to strike that happy medium—"there's
the rub."
We see women with very high
guimpes, and we see women with
blouses and corsages cut below the collar bone. 8o both are fashionable. But
the woman who values her health wlll
not expose her throat In cold weather,
having made It sensitive for many
years by cuddling it In choking collars.
In the new "Balkan girdle" we see
what influence the political situation
has on fashion. These girdles are high
wnisted corselet affairs ef tapestry and
embroidery, worn by Servian. Bulgarian and Montenegrin peasants. A
sash of this kind worn with a plain little frock gives an air of remarkable
smartness.     CATHERINE TALBOT.
JN every household there is likely to   be found ot great assistance in keep-
be one member at least afraid of
drafts. Two or three portables to apply to the offending ill fitting doors or
windows are easily made and can be
quickly put Just where they will do the
most'food, Cut a piece of dark cloth
or denim into two strips as long as the
width of the door or window and four
Inches wide. Sew up firmly along and
across the length, leaving the upper
edge open to allow filling with sea
sand, not too full, and then sew them
up also. This bologna-like contrivance
will lie firmly against crack or crevice
and keep out every draft.
An open umbrella hung over a high
backed chair or over the footboard, its
handle resting oh the bed. makes a
most grateful protection for an invalid
from the glare of the light or a sunny
window. It is much better than a
screen close to the light, for a screen
always leaves nn unpleasantly bright
halo around its edge, while the umbrella makes a gentle twilight.   It will
Ing the baby asleep too. For one who
sleeps near an open window in winter
the umbrella can be used very advantageously to protect the sleeper from a
draft, especially It the head ot the bed
ls placed near a window.
Save your nut shells to put on the
fire when you want a very hot oven
for a few minutes, say when browning
cookies or roasting potatoes with meat.
The shejls burn with a quick, fierce
heat and do not deaden a coal fire as
does wood when put on for extra heat.
When one has uut time to let the fat
on soup cool and harden the skimming
can be done very quickly and thoroughly with an ordinary kitchen ladle.
Pass the ladle very slowly und firmly
Into the soup until one side of the nni
is barely below the surface Hnd. the
Moating fat will run Into it. Do not
try to get It too full or the soup will
run in also. By holding the ladle very
firmly barely below the surface yon
can get all the fat and almost no soup!
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Novel Dishes For
The Family Table
gPICED roast mutton la a delicious
dtsh which will appeal to housewives who like to place novelties on
the family table. Creamed carrots
make a seasonable side dish, e.nd fruit
salad gives a delightful touch to the
Spiced Roast Mwtton.
Take any cut of young mutton suitable for roasting and prepare as follows: Rub well with a teaspoonful of
salt, an even teaspoonful of pepper and
place in an iron baking pan with six
whole cloves, one dozen whole allspice,
three tablespoonfuls of sugar, a third
or a pint of vlnegur and two-thirds of
a pint of water Cover with another
pun and bake in a moderate oven until
half an hour before serving, then Increase the oven heat and let it brown
quickly. Baste often und add a little
more water if needed.
Creamed Carrots.
Use three good sized carrots for four
persons Scrape and pare them and
cut tn small pieces. Put a teaspoonful
ot rendered beet suet In a pot, add a
little onion Juice, put In carrots. Met
them cook for a few minutes, but not
brown, pour in boiling water to cover,
season with a half teaspoonful of salt,
n dash ot pepper and one teaspoonful
Of sugar. Let the carrots boil rather
slowly for nn hour. If the water boils
low add a little boiling water to replenish. When carrots are done thicken the liquid about them with one and
a half teaspoonfuls of flour mixed carefully with three-fourths of a cup of
milk.    Pour this
Blouses For
The New
JgVERT mother will appreciate this practical play apron,   w Is cut in one piece end is quite a dressy tittle affair
when made of dainty materials or a useful model when carried out In a serviceable atrong fabric.   The apron
illustrated ls of dark blue linen, trimmed with scalloped edging ot bright red.
liquid and stir carefully or drain the
carrots nnd conk a few minutes in
white sauce. The liquor about them
may be used In a meat or vegetable
Fruit Salad.
Soak half a box of gelatin In a generous pint ot -water, add the Juice of
two lemons and two cups of sugar.
| Bring to a boll and strain. When-cold
] pour over two sliced oranges; two bananas, half cup ot cherries, half cup of
! English walnut meats as nearly whole
| as possible. Stand on the ice until It
I sets.   Serve with whipped cream.
|       NEW  WAV   TO   POACH   EGGS.
j ^ SATISFACTORY method'ot poaching an egy without the use of
either ring or cup is to let slightly salted water crime to a hoil. stir with a
spoon in one direction until you hnve
' farmed n miniature whirlpool. Then
quickly drop the egg In before the water has lost its momentum The vortex
thus formed will make" a perfectly
rounded egg, which cannot be obtained
by any other means.
rpHE new year blouses are here In the
most bewildering variety, and one
cannot fall to make a happy selection
among the many charming designs,
Lovely brocaded silks in all colors, with
white in the popular lead; rich satins
in plain and striped effects, soft char-
meuse, filmy chiffon and wash Bilks In
smart striped effects are all to be
tound In the shirt waist realm.
. White brocade waists come in tailored styles, with perhups a fancifully cut
yoke to relieve the severity, and tn
dressy models they are made elaborate
with net guimpes and "lace or net
vests. »
There Is, too, a ravishing little affair
of fine white chiffon. Nothing could
be prettier than a blouse of this style.
The front Is covered with pin tucks and
a double box plait simulated by two
frills of val lace edging a line of round
white satin covered buttons down the
center. A pin tucked yoke peeps over
the edge of the shoulder and extends
across the back, outlined with a piping
of white satin. The short sleeves are
also tucked and set in with satin piping and finished with a narrow £>and
of satin and some of the white buttons.
In the line of tailor made models
there is a delightful affair of palest
lavender charmeuse. The narrow panel front of this blouse ls formed with
two strips of the material, each strip
buttonholed and held together with
with carrots and'round cream colored bone tuitions In
link style. Each side of the front has
a deep plaited frill of the charmeuse
extending almost to the shoulder and
halfway down the front. The fullness
of the long sleeves is held into plain
round cuffs finished at the hands with
narrow plaltlugs uf the charmeuse.
rpo  keep a  ha by  from  tailing  when
wearing new shoes rub the soles
i of the shoes wltb sandpaper.
^HERE are some girls who fancy
they can harden their constitutions
without deterioration to endure the severities of our changing climate and in
the attempt lay aside or never adopt
all the protection nature demands. All
such foolish efforts are attended by an
expenditure of nervous energy which
could be advantageously upplled to
many worthier ambitions. Nervous
energy Is equivalent to life force, und to
endeavor to sustain it without the aid
of proper clothing simply means gradual or. not Infrequently, precipitate self
WhVn we consider how many of the
poor yearly succumb to the exhaustion
of vital force which has been proved
to be a result of the lack ot proper
clothing It seems not only the sheerest
folly, but absolute rebellion against nature, to deprive oneself of the most
powerful weapon in the struggle for
existence, with the expectation of controlling or outwitting nature's laws.
KViR a midseuson costume of a dressy
character nothing could be smarter
than the model illustrated.
The skirt ts of striped black and
white velours de laine. and the chic
cutaway coat ls of black velvet.
Exactly the right style note is given
the costume by the muff and scarf of
handsome moleskin.
pOR a persistent cough produced by
a tickling tn the throat try melting
a teaspoonful of butter and giving it
to the aufferer to drink. This is n simple remedy that has been known to
Ptop coughing spells at nisht very effectively.
When it Is necessary for an ill person to have a watch at the bedside a
good way to overcome the ticking noise,
which often annoys a nervous patient.
Is to turn a glass tumbler over the
watch. This stops the noise, and tha
face of the timepiece is still visible.
Phone 3243.
The Mercantile General Agency, Limited
Selling  Agents  for
Canadian Loan and Mercantile Company, Limited.
P. O. Box 1412
Vancouver Offices:
432 Homer St.
Shares in the
Canadian Loan & Mercantile Co.,
Offer a safe and sound investment
Profits are derived from
Real Estate Department
Insurance Department
Home Building Department
Loan and Mortgage Department
Diacuunt.ng Department
Remunerative Investment in
Invest where your money works
for you
Remember Everv Dollar you put
into the Canadian Loan and
Mercantile Co. goes into
the Treasury.
There are no promotion shares.
There are no options on shares
They all work for the good
of the Company.
Shares are now selling at $1.00
The Company with its own
selling agency
Why not investigate P
i       It will interest you
Call or write for
207, 208, 209 Union Bank Building,
Cor. Government and View Sts.
a    Mr. Investor,
Vancouver Island:
VICTORIA, B. C, 7th February. 1913.
' Re the Canadian Loan and Mercantile Company's Stock. Have you investigated this proposition? If
not, you are not keeping abreast of the times, for even if only for a matter of business and the sake of
gaining information, you should obtain a prospectus of the Company and study it. It will undoubtedly
interest you, for this Company is formed on a more solid basis and broader principles than any other
Company that professes to be following similar lines.
You know that there is no better investment than shares in a good company, especially when you get
in at the commencement. How many companies are there in our midst (Railroad, Banking, Trust and other
companies) that would have made you independent today had you subscribed to a few hundred shares when
they started? Their name is legion, yet no company's business ever had the prospects in British Columbia
that a Loan and Home Building Company has today.
Today shares of many companies are probably out of your reach, but a few years ago those same shares
were well within your reach; that was when the first issues were offering to the public.
Today the shares of the Canadian Loan and Mercantile Co., Ltd., are within the reach of all (especially
as they can be purchased on the easy instalment plan), and we claim that no company that ever started
business in British Columbia had a better outlook than the Canadian Loan and Mercantile Co. has.
If you are looking for an investment of unquestionable reliability, coupled with a sure and remunerative
return by way of dividends and future enhanced values, there is no better channel open to you than an
investment in the shares under review, and you can invest any amount of money from $10 to $100,000 with
perfect safety.
If you will not be convinced on this point the loss is yours, but a close investigation will prove to you
that what we state is correct.
Let us hear from you by return and allow us to send you a Prospectus of the Canadian Loan and
Mercantile Co., Ltd.
Awaiting your favors, we are,
Yours very truly,
The Mercantile General Agency, Ltd.
Selling Aecnh for
The Canadian Loan & Mercantile Co., Ltd.
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Farnm and
Y. I., B e
FnrniR and
OUR listings together with the 4,000 aces we have
actually bought in tin: Comox District consisting
of clearer! and uncleared farms, sea and river frontage,
enables us to give intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on the main Union Road and abutting
right mi tbe new station when built, also Royston subdivision acreages and lots are just now good buys.
Come in and see us before prices advance
Telephone 36
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
Japanese Goods
Lowest Prices in Town.
Terms Cash
First CUss In every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquor and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When In Cnuiborlanil inako tin* Union yo ir head juartcrs
Centre of Town I
Subdivision »**m
The Island Realty Co.
i Fire. Life, Live Stork
Accident .
Phone 22.
Courtenay, B. O.
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Will sail as under
Vancouver—N an aim o - D e n m an Island
Union Pay—Comox Route
Leave Vancouver, Monday, at 8 p rn. v   N n>\imo at U-30 p.m
Arrive Union Bay, Tuesday, at G a.m.   Arrive Com'trX at 8 a.m.
Leave Comox, Tuesday, at U a.m. Leave Union Bay at noon.
Leave Nanaimo, Tuesday, at 6 p.m.   Arriv 9 Vancouver at 9-3.0 pm,
Leave Vancouver. Saturday, at 8 p.m.   Amvii Nannirr.o at 11-30 p.m.
Arrive Union Bay, Sunday, at 6 a.m.    Arrive   Comox al 8 a.m.
Leave Comox, Sunday, at 4 p m. Lea-/-a Ur. ion B y at fa p.m.
Subject to change withot .t tiotic.e
Misplaced pride rides a money-
eating monster. Is your position
sufficiently secure to warrant the
spending of twenty cents a mile lor
automobile travel—when you may
drive a Find in comfort, security
and record time for less than a teuth
that sum ?
Every third car a Ford. Nearly 180,000
have been sold and delivered. New
prices-runabout $ 6 7 5—touring car
$750—delivery car $775—town car
$1000—with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkervilie, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Erode, Cumberland, B.C., Exclusive Agent for Comox District
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Beadnell firCaUin
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E 8c B. Land a, Comox District.


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