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VOL III., No. 41
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4,1913
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
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GOOD REPORT FROM
HEALTH OFFICER
Cumberland   Particularly Free
From Contagious Diteatetof
a Serioui Character.
The city council held their
regular meeting in the council
chambers on Monday evening,
there being present the Mayor,
and Aid. Willard, Campbell, Max
well and Beveridge. The minutes
of the previous meeting were
read and adopted.
The following accounts were
raceived:
A. T. Stephenson— $ 4.05
J. Murry—    2.50
C, H. Tarbell    6.30
Electric Light Co 41.85
G. &U. Waterworks    2.10
Total ...$56.80
These were on motion referred
to the finance committee for payment
The question of the new Isolation Hospital promised some time
1 ago came up for consideration,
which on motion was referred to
the Hospital board of directors
with a request that the board use
their best efforts to secure the
erection of the building as early
as possible.
The following communication
was received from the secretary
of the board of school trustees.
To the Mayor and aldermen,
Being unable to keep our expenditure within our estimates
this year, the trustees ask for an
additional sum of $600 to pay the
salaries of teachers for December.
We beg to point out that the
government grant should be at
least $275 larger during the last
two quarters of this year, which
will help to cover the above estimates.   Yours respectfully,
T. H. Carey, Sec.
To this request the mayor and
city clerk were instructed to arrange an overdraft with the bank
to meet that or any other indebtedness.
The following report was received from the city health officer:
To His Worship the Mayor and
Council of the City of Cumberland:
I herewith "beg leave to submit
my semi-annual health report for
the half year ending December
31st, 1912.
On the whole, the city has been
particularly free from contagious
diseases of a serious type. Two
sporadic cases of diphtheria developed, one of which made an
uneventful recovery at home,
while the other is now convalescent at the Isolation hospital.
It is gratifying to notice the
public's growing appreciation for
and confidence in the latter institution, which under Miss Pearson's efficient management has
done excellent service during the
past year for both the city and
surrounding district.
The road leading to the Hospital is too rough for conveying a
patient. The removal of a few
rocks and roots would make a decided improvement at a small expense.
The expense of maintaining a
patient at the Isolation Hospital
is considerable and often the only
objection on the part of the parents to having their child go
there. To help overcome this
oblection—which is a valid one—
I would suggest that an arrangement be made with the general
hospital board whereby the per
capita grant from the government for hospital patients be
fc made to include patients treated
in the Isolation Hospital.
An epidemic of German measles
occurred during the autumn, but
was of a very mild type and of
short duration. It was not considered necessary to close the
schools.
The dairies supplying milk to
the city have been recently examined and found fairly satis-
PUBLIC AND HIGH
SCHOOLS RE-OPEN
The public school and high
school will re-open on Monday
next. Sometime ago the Principal suggested to the school board
that they appoint an additional
male teacher who could act as
vice principal. Acting on the
advice the school board have
selected Mr. Knowles; of Vancouver, to fill the position vacated
by Miss Charlotte Milligan.
Miss Cripps, of Vancouver, will
act as second assistant during
this • term in place of Miss Rose
Milligan resigned.
Miss Hayes, of Victoria, will be
a substitute forMissHazel Frame,
who is leaving to attend the advance session at the Provincial
Normal School, Vancouver.
Miss Eva G. Bickle, who attended normal school during the
last session, will attend high
school and sit for a first class
provincial certificate at the midsummer examination.
factory. Certain recommendations made regarding drainage,
whitewashing, etc., were prompt
ly carried out.
Infantile diarrhea, largely
caused by impure or stale milk,
was last summer almost entirely
absent.
A royal commission appointed
by the provincial government to
investigate the sources of milk
supply in the province visited the
dairies in this section a short time
ago. I have not yet received a
copy of their report   „..
The present congested state of
many of the city houses, with
poor ventilation and insufficient
air space in both living and sleep
ing rooms, affords favourable
conditions for the growth and
spread of diseases. To prevent
such an outbreak this spring extra precautions must be taken
against defective drains and sewers and the accumulation of filth
and garbage in alleys and yards.
Respectfully submitted,
Geo. K. McNaughton, M.D.
This report was on motion received and filed for future consideration.
Aid. Beveridge moved that a
plebiscite be taken on the day of
the municipal election to ascertain
the sentiment of the electors on
the question of disincorporation.
The motion received no seconder
and fell flat.
His Worship the Mayor brought
up the question of a polling booth
for the coming election. The
police magistrate's office was de-
cided on.
It was moved and carried that
Alex. McKinnon, the city clerk,
be appointed Returning Officer
for the coming municipal election,
and Peter Acton was on motion
appointed Auditor of the city
books for the year 1012.
It was moved by Aid. Maxwell
and seconded by Aid. Beveridge,
that the election notices for
mayor, aldermen and school trus
tee, be printed in the next two
issues of the News; also that the
News be aske-1 to furnish 150
printed copies of the voters' lists
to used for the coming election,
Carried.
Mr. John Coates, a member for
the past twenty-five years of the
Council for the town of Johnston,
Scotland, and who is at present
on a visit to Cumberland, was
introduced to the Mayor and
Council by his nephew, John C.
Brown. Mr. Coates responded in
an able manner to the welcome
tendered him by the Mayor.
A special meeting of the Council will be called to receive  the
! auditor's report for the year 1912.
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Government Will Take Interett
in Important Subject* to be
Investigated.
The Provincial Commission to
enquire into the relations between
capital and labor in this province,
met on Saturday for organization
in the Maple committee room of
legislative building. Mr. H. G.
Parson, the chairman, and all the
other members of the commission
were present and were sworn in
by Mr. Justice Gregory, after the
commission nominating them had
been read.
The members were then greeted by the Premier, Sir Richard
McBride, who assured them of
the keen interest which the Government took in the very important subjects which they had to
investigate, and expressed his
sincere appreciation of their public spirit in accepting the onerous
task which the government had
tendered to them.
At the close of an executive
session, which lasted over an
hour, it was announced that the
commission had talked over the
plans and had drawn up an interim itinerary as follows: Victoria,
January 14 and 15; Vancouver,
January 17 and 18; New Westminister, January, 20; Kamloops,
January 22: Salmon Arm, January 23; Revelstoke, January 24.
After the Revelstoke meeting
the commission will adjourn for
a week or so in order to allow the
members to give a little attention
to their private business, and then
the work will be resumed at
points later to be decided upon.
There will be other sittings in
Vancouver, Vancouver and New
Westminster than those on the
dates name'd above, these meetings being rather of a preparatory
character in order to allow the
representatives of labor and cap-
ital to present subjects which
they wish to be discussed and to
arrange for-dates when it will be
convenient for the various interests to be represented.
The Royal Commission has decided not to visit Cumberland or
Ladysmith at present to invest!
gate the cause of the strike, holding that their duties and responsibilities are general and advisory
rather than specifically in relation
to any individual difficulty. Cumberland will be visited later, but
it is quite within the rights of
anyone interested in the Cumberland colliery problem to attend at
sessions arranged for this city
and Vancouver, and their offer
testimony.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all persons who have subjects
to bring before the commission to
communicate with the secretary
of .the commission, Mr. F. R. Mc-
Namara, at the Parliament buildings. The earlier such suggestions
are received the better will be
their chance for early consideration.
List of Wedding Presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Walker were
the recipients of many valuable
and useful presents. The follow
ing is a partial list:—
Mr mid Mrs Dim- Walker, sofa; Mr and Mrsjfl
Walker, rockiliK chair; Mr and Mrs Milllcim, bed
Mid beildiliK, bedroom set. toilet set; Mr ami Mm
T Bennett, bed spread; Mrand Mia Stanley Lawrence, table cover; Mr anil Mrs John Lockney,
centre piece; Mrs \v II walker, nix towels, dinner
set; Miss .Sopliii walkvr. centre piece; Miss
Kllplietnta Dayman, pillow shams; Mr anil Mrs " m
walker, bed quilt; Mr John Milligan dozen silver
napkin ring's; Mr ami Mrs Parkinson, berry set; Mr
Willie Wlivlc, berry liiili; Miss Jennie wliyto, bread
plate; Mr A Henderson, pair vhsbs; Mr It Watson,
i-ocii set; Mr -I P Striiiliers, carving set; Mr -lames
Whvte jr, crystal sel; Mr and Mrs t; A Klsco,
eliei'ini-; Mr ami Mrs Canicali; Mr Airliic Millbrnn,
feak - plate, fruit stand and silver mniinlod Jug; Mi>*
Itoetliman, berry dish; Mr Campbell, tapestry table
cover.
ABOLITION OF POLL TAX
LATEST ORDER
Victoria, Bee. 31.— Earnest of
the government's intention to include in the coming session's
amendments to the Revenue Act
a section rescinding the provision
for collection of what is generally
referred to as the Poll Tax, is
contained in a circular which has
recently been sent out from the
provincial assessor's office, notifying all deputies and]government
agents throughout the province
instructed to make collections to
revenue, thfct all receipt books
issued for the collection of poll
tax are to be returned to Mr. J.
B. McKilligan, surveyor of taxes
and inspector of revenues, and
that all collections of the tax are
to cease to-day. For over a quarter of a century past a poll tax of
three dollars per annum has been
levied and collected in British
Columbia from every male person
between the age of eighteen and
and sixty residing in the province
unless such persons were exempt
for special reasons, such as militia
service, etc.
FASH1QNABLEWED-
DING AT SANDWICH
HEAVY FINE INFLICTED
John" Spencer appeared before
Judge Abrams on Tuesday morning charged with using obscene
language. Chief Constable Steph
enson conducted the prosecution.
The first witness was Constable
J. M. 'Murry, who said he had
met the accused on Dunsmuir
Ave., on the night of December
27th, swearing and using bad
language. The accused was
passing up and down the street
repeating filthy language within
the-hearing of respectable people
when witness arrested him.
Constables McDougall, Moore
and Mills gave evidence to the
same effect.
The presiding magistrate addressed the prisoner and said the
last time the accused was up for
hearing on a similar offence,
which was two or three days ago,
he promised to give the prisoner
the full penalty of the law, that
is, $100 and costs or, in default,
six months. But the Judge said
he would be lenient with him
seeing that the accused had a
child to support, and fined him
$50 and costs or, in default, four
months, and placed him under
the Habitual Drunkards' Act for
12 months.
OUTPUT STILL INCREASES
The output at the local mines
for the last four working days
was as follows:
Monday, Dec.  30 1256 tons
Tuesday,   "    31 1179 tons
Thursday, Jan. 2 1212 tons
Friday,        "    3 1242 tons
Total for four days ..4889 tone
Provincial Items.
A herd of elk are now being
secured in Wyoming for Strath-
cona Park, the new B.C. Wonderland on Vancouver Island.
The department of public works
has authorized a survey of Seymour Narrows to ascertain the
feasibility of constructing a
bridge from the mainland to
Vancouver Island.
The Canadian Northern Railway has promised the Vancouver
city council to make Vancouver
its home port, and to establish a
line of steamships on the Pacific
before 1920.
The new 11-storey theatre and
hotel now under construction at
the corner of Pender and Burrard
streets, at a total cost of nearly
$1,000,000, will be ready for occupancy on August 1, 1913.
The government, dredge Mastodon, has been commissioned to
remove the Parthia Shoal, increasing the depth at the entrance
to Vancouver harbor from 21 to
30 feet. This improvement will
greatly benefit deep sea fishing.
Marriage of J. H. McMillan and
Hannah M. McKelvay Takes
Place at St. Andrews.
A very pretty wedding was
solemnised on Wednesday evening, December 18th, in St, Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sand-
wick, when J. Hutchison Mc
Millan, mine manager, Cumberland, was married to Hannah
Mary McKelvay, the only daughter of Mrs. Geo. A. A. Robinson,
of Comox. The church was tastefully decorated with evergreens
and holly. The Rev. J. Menzies
officiated and was assisted by Rev.
J. Hood, Cumberland. The bride
was given away by her brother,
Mr. A. S. McKelvay, and wore a
bridal robe of soft white satin
trimmed with exquisite Carrick-
macross lace and a garniture of
silver embroidery, with this she
wore a Brussells net veil, edged
with siver embroidery, over a
coronet of pure silver leaves, and
carried a lovely shower bouquet
of bridal roses, lily of the valley
and maiden hair fern. Miss
Bessie Murdoch, of Cumberland,
and little Laura King, Vancouver,
cousin of the bride, were the
bridesmaids. Miss Murdoch wore
pink satin with an overdress of
white chiffon and gold, with
black velvet picture hat trimmed
with willow plumes; she also
carried a bouquet of pink chrysanthemums. Miss Laura King
wore a dress of pink duchess
satin, with Dutch bunnet to
match. Little Miss Mary King
of Vancouver, cousin of the bride,
make a pretty little flower girl,
in cream satin, and Master Lome
Fraser made a dainty little page,
assisted the little flower girl to
carry a magnificent basket of
flowers. The bridegroom was
assisted by Mr. J. Mills, Cumberland, and Mr. R. Thomson, Cour-
tenay, acted as usher.
Mrs. George A. A. Robinson
looked handsome in a lovely black
silk gown with hat to match.
Miss E. Anderson, of Courtenay,
officiated at the organ, and played the Bridal March from Loch-
engrin as the bride entered tlie
church, and Mendelssohn's Wee'
ding March after the ceremony.
The church was filled to its
utmost capacity with friends
from Comox and Cumberland,
and after the ceremony were
entertained to supper Glen wood
Farm, the residence of the
bride's mother, more than one
hundred friends being present.
The Bridegroom's gift to the
Bride was a beautiful piano, and
to the bridesmaids a pearl crescent brooch and gold bangle
respectively. The Groomsman
also received an amythest and
pearl tie pin. Miss Mary King,
flower girl, received a beautiful
gold bangle, and Master Lome
Fraser, page, a gold signet ring.
The happy couple left by Thursday morning boat for Seattle,
Tacoma. and visited Victoria and
Vancouver on the return journey.
The bride's travelling suit was of
dark grey with white beaver
picture hat to match.
Mr. and Mrs. McMillan received many valuable and beautiful
presents, amongst which was an
elegant chime clock presented
by the officials of the Canadian
Collieries Ltd.
Mr. and Mrs. McMillan will reside on Maryport Avenue, Cumberland.
Nomination Day for the municipal election is set for January
13th and election day on January
16th, 1913.
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
Dr. Kerr, dentist, will be at
Courtenay January 29th to February 8th inclusive.
Dot. Burns returned on Friday
to attend school after spending
Christmas vacation with her parents.
Miss Minnie Horbury is enjoying her vacation at Victoria and
will attend the teachers convention before returning.
Alderman T. S. Baxter was
elacted Mayor of Vancouver by
acclamation on Thursday. Rogers
and Taylor were unable to qualify.
Frank Cherry appeared before
Judge Abrams charged with being drunk and incapable at the
sand station. He paid the usual
fine and costs.
Coroner Abrams held an inquest on Monday evening to enquire into the death of Wing Jung
Sing, who met with a fata} accident at No. 4 mine. After examining several witnesses the
jusy returned a verdict of accidental death.
The drawing which took place
at the store of T. E. Bate on New
Years Eve resulted in ticket 1354
winning first prize and 1048
second prize.
J. S. M. Robson, of the Fair-
view Branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, Vancouver.
has taken the place of J. M. Crook
ston at the braneh office here.
F.J. Dalby, collector of customs,
informs us that the returns of his
office for the month of December
were $4929.21, which shows a remarkable increase.
Archie Langus appeared in tiw
provincial police court charged
with being drunk and disorderly
at, Courtenay. Pleaded guilty
and was fined $5.00 and costs. "~
The New Year's Dance given
in the Cumberland Hall last even
ing was a grand dance. The hall
was tastefully decorated, for the
occasion, the select party enjoying themselves until 2.30 a.m.
A familiar figure on our streets
known as the white mule was
killed on New Year's night in
trying to jump a picket fence,
got hung up and bled to death.
The mule was evidently trying to
seek shelter from the snowstorm.
Joe Martin, who has been
drinking heavy of late, made the
attempt to commit suicide on
Monday at the Half-way House.
He was conveyed to the Union &
Comox District Hospital, and is •
expected to recover.
The service of song held in
Grace Methodist Church last
Sunday evening was really good
and beyond the expectations of
many who were present. If the
members give their leader a little
more encouragement the result
will be a good choir.
The Naramata Bible Class of
St. George's Presbyterian Church
held their annual election of
officers on Monday evening which
resulted as follows: Dr. E. Ji.
Hicks, president; Miss C. Mao-
Donald, vice-president; Rev. Jas.
Hood, teacher ; J. S. Bannerman,
Sec.-treasurer.
The drawing for the huge
Christmas stocking, valued at
$15.00, took place at .1. S. Ban-
Herman's store on New Year Eve,
Thomas Cessford, holding ticket
818, winning the prize. No. 916
won second prize, 1227 won third
prize. If these prizes are not
called for on or before Tuesday
evening another drawing will
take place for the two $5.00 boxes
of chocolates.
The members of the Naramata
Bible Class of St. George's Presbyterian Sunday School will hold
a box social in the basement of
the church next Tuesday evening. The lunch boxes supplied
by the ladies will be put up for
auction and sold to the highest
bidder. The proceeds will be
devoted to renovating the interior
of the church. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Everybody welcome. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
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'% SCHOOL   I
» fapLDREN f'
M should have rich, red bl
rl Bturdy, hoBtlbhy bodies to
i hstand cold rains, changing
ons and winter storms.
| If yrur child is weary when
\: rising—lacks energy and jm-
fat 1m ion—has no appetite or
C possibly sallow skin ora pinched
face—it is for want of vital body-
nourishment! this growing
J period demands special, con-
I centrated, easily digested food
i for body-development—mental
strain—physical changes.
Scott's Emulsion is the
greatest body-builder known—it
i:> nature's wholesome strength-
maker—without alcohol or
Stimulant—matte* rosy cAccAt,
actflM fc?oocf, sturdy frairwM anJ
toxoid bntlici.      «.
Ltut you must Am»e> SCOTTS.
Rj       Scott ft Iloivne, Toronto. Ontario 12-03
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Conclusive |     THIEVES LOOT MANY CABINS
The blunt Jacerl  man did not look I ,
UP from his desk  when the woman! Trailed by Passengers They are Cap
with   the  subscription   book   entered tured and Put In Ironsrey
his office. Captain
I   hope  sir,  the  caller  began   tea-,    Th)eV(,3 h u    bccn ac
attvely, that you are familiar with rMBntly „„   ,0;ml 8t(.alner5 voyaging
Foreign misslonej .down the Brazilian coast, and the ex-
Madam, ho snarled, "» .e^ffj""jeparlenoes of the British  Royal  Mail
unraised, Jill
me.
iai:
are fomga to \
Easily Understood
There arc words that are coiumou in
i'll tongues alike
On the heart und tympanum they tunefully stride
Though we can't talk la -Turkish and
won't try to bluff,
Why, we know that the Etui tun is yell
lag "Enough."
Of course, you wo ddn't set so angry
talking poll tics if the other fellow hid
any sense or reason.
By Inducing man to run fnr office   ,
a woman can discover his faults with-1 ,0°K"tS for tils
out, marrying hlni.
Help comes to those who are willing to pay for It.
Mloard's Liniment Co.. Limited.
Gentleman,-—Last winter I received
great benefit from the use of MIN*
MID'8 UftTMBNT In a severe at-
tank of LaUrlppe, and I have frequent
ly proved It to he very effective in
casea of Inflammation.
Yours,
A\  A.   HUTCHINSON
In view of the fact that the Fort
Garry hotel at Winnipeg is now ap-
proauhtng completion, thai the Mao-
donatd, at Edmonton Is well under
way, and that work has been started
on the Qu'Appelle at Reglna, the duties of Mr. P. W. Bergman, Manager
of Crand Trunk system hotels will
become very much more onerous In
the near future. Several other hotels are to follow at such points on
the Grand Trunk Pacific line as Mount
Robson and Prince Rupert so that, in
order to keep In sufficiently close
touch with the entire chain Mr. Berg*
man. who has hitherto made his headquarters at the Chateau Laurter, the
company's pioneer lmtel in Ottawa,
will take up his residence in Winnipeg while Mr. A. T. Folger will as
"lUme charge of the Chateau as Hav
lent Manager.
Yes. I really must go to-morrow.
You can just us well stay till Moa
day.
Hut the folks are expecting me.
Telegraph  them  that you're goinc
to stay.
I'm sorry, hut if I stay I'm liable to | wars  kept
io.se a thousar.'  "     ""
told you of.
Company's ship Amazon on her last
Homeward voyage probably supply th?
explanation.
A few hours after the Amazon left
Satttos a ma.i wearing a startling
gray suit was seen to enter several
of 'ho first class cabins as if he were
own.
When the passengers went down to j
tea one of them said: A man came '
into my cabin while 1 was resting. As
1 thought ho looked rather a suspicious character I followed him to another cabin belonging to a friend of
mine, and fo.i.id him putting his hand
into the wardrobe. I asked him what
he wan doing, whereupon ho fled.
A man came Into my cabin, too.
said another passenger. I wonder If
it was the same man?
The news caused general fxclte-
ment on hoard an I Inquiries showed
that a quantity of money and jewelry
had been stolen.
The captain ordered a special
watch to be kept at night.
It was then discovered that the two
men were prisoners recently discharged from San Paulo jnil, and put
on board to ship at Santos without
any warning to the captain. Two
othpr ex-prisoners had also been put I Q,V°\npelie
on board at Santos. I »our voice
Compliments
^phu Drewe, the actor, at the age of
59 lookea no more than oj. Complimented on this fact, Mr. Drew said:
I try to keep my hair on and my
stomach off—that Is the true secret
of perennial youth.
Then ho told one of his stories illustrative of the horrors of corpulence.
A fat mail) ba said, could not help
laughing one day at the ludicrous an-J
pearance of a very bow-legged chap
—one of those arch looking chaps, yon |
know.
Though a total stranger to him, the
fat man slapped the bow-legged man
on the back and said:
By jingo, brother, you look as if
you'd been riding a barrel.
The bow-legged chap smiled and
poked his finger deep Into the fat
man's soft, loose stomach.
And you look as If you had been
swallowing one, lie said.
Revolver and Pistol Cartridges
Some people take a lot of care in selecting a revolver or
pistol, and then buy anv cartridges whatever. No wonder
Ihcy don't always get good results. There is just as much
difference in cartridges as in firearms.   Always get Wln-
t Chester make of cartridges and you will have cartridges
that are reliable and uniform in shooting and give maximum velocity.    They cost no more than inferior makes.
LOOK FOR TILE RED W ON THE BOX.
The authorities at Rio Jano'ro refused  to accept the  men,  and  they
had to be taken    to    Lisbon.    They
In  irons,  and   were  con-
di dollars"on the deal lltlnually watched during the voyage.
i Every one in the ship was relieved
haw   the deal can wait a few I wnenthe last man    walked
I gangway at L'sbon.
Oh. p;
days.
My manager has written me that my
business needs my attention,
Yes, hut lie is only afraid to assume
a little    responsibility.        The    business will be :'ll right.
,    There Is an important meeting of the
i directors that I really must attend.
Oh, they'll get along all right without you.
You know how much I'd like to stay
but the fact Is my railroad ticket runs
out to-morrow.
Well, in that case I suppose yon
will have to go. Be sure and conid
up to see us again In a month or two.
off   the
DISEASE IS DUE TO BAD
BLOOD.
To Cure   Common  Ailments the
Blood Must   be Made Rich
and Red
I Thousands of mothers can testify
I lo the virtue of Mother Graves' Worm
I Kxtenulnator, because they know from
| experience how useful It is.
Tramp—Lady, I sawed a cord jf
7ocd tor pay ?er da? meal—wiiy should
I trim de lawn, too? *
Woman—Why, as a tip.        ,
The  light   that  lie15   in   a   woman's
eyes may lell the truth.
A man can be cordial without drink*
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The JOHNSON.RlcHAUnsON CO., U/niu«,
Mortlrml, Cantiili.
When the new minister, a handsome and unmarried man, made his
first pastoral call at the Frosdicks,
he took little Anna up in his arms
and tried to kiss her. But the child
refused to bo hissed, she struggled
loose and ran off Into the next room
where her mother was gottlng a few
finishing touches to her adornment
before going back into the drawing
room to greet the clergyman,
Mamma, thp little girl whispered*
the man in I he drawing room wanted me to kiss him.
Well,  replied   mamma,  why  didn't
i you let him?     I would if I were you.
Thereupon Anna ran back into the
■ drawing room, and the minister asked:
!     Well, little lady, won't you kiss me 1 uu" A bo"o*-»i uuu.ulj  ui ^c ucitDo,» .,»v.,,
now? i and system.     I had tried several doc-, did  see 'em
No, I won't, replied Anna promptly,
but mamma &nya she will.
The decision of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Hallway to name Us new
$1,01)0,000 hotel in Reg! It a, "Tho
Qu'Appelle," has been generally welcomed by th.it city. The historic
name ts one uliat has a warm place
in the hearts of all westerners and
the beautiful legend attached to it has
a wide appeal. As told by the celebrated Indian Poetess, Miss Paulino
E. Johnson, it Is this: "An Indian
voyageur on the eve of his wedding
day is paddling his canoo swiftly
along aoroaa the waters of Echo Lake,
west from the present site of Port
As he paddles he sings;
keep time and our ours
keep time." Suddenly the stillness
of the night »s broken by a sharp cry.
He ceases his song and rests his
paddle, listening for a further sound,
fancying that he has heard his name
uttered by someone. Again across
the waters there comes a shrill cry.
This time there is no doubt but that
it is the name of the voyageur. Placing his hands to his mouth, he shouts,
"Qu'Appele" (who calls?) For answer
comes once more the cry of a woman's
voice sounding his name. The Indian recognises the voice of his sweetheart and fearing some mischance puis I
all his strength into his paddle. Looking over his shoulder to judge of h!sj
t position he sees the moon rising. A'j
' length arnived at the reservation
where the Indians are camped he ftnd3
thorn mourning and is told that his
sweetheart is dead, that she has pass-
I ed away just as the moon was rising
| In the east, after having called his
\ name throe times." And thus was
j given to the river, lake and town, the
I name Qu'Appelle. To this day the
; Indians declare that when the moon
rises to a certain point on Echo Lake
I one can hear the spirit of the girl
I calling to her lover as she haunits the
valley.
When You Buy Matches,
Ask for
They have a true  safety  base  ^§g|||
Head,   wit')   silent    tip.     Wi'.l
never  explode  if  Stepped   on.
Eddy's   Matches  bav«  muitUed  Can* ■
tdlans sine* 1861—accept no others.
The E. B. Eddy Company, Hull, Canada
INSIST ON GETTING "EDDY'S"
Washboards,   Wood Pails and   Tubs,
Fibre Pails and Tubs.
Mlmrd'i   Liniment   Cures  Garget   In
Cows
flood morning, sir, said the polite
book agent cheerfully.
Ugh,  grunted the prospect, not so
! cheerfully.
If it Is not trespassing on your valuable time I should like to show you
I some books which—
I     I don't want no hooks.
Pardon me.     If you glance at them
I think—
I don't want none, I tell you.     Git
] out or I'll throw you out.    I don't need
I yer darned books.
Yes  you   do.      You  need   two  of
! them—this ono on pramnrir and this
i one on etlquotte.     You may not want
them, but-
Then he went away from there to
save argument.
Nearly all.the diseases that afflict
humanity are caused by bad blood-
weak, watery blood poisoned by im-1
purities. Bad blood is the cause of I
headaches and backaches, lumbago
and rheumatism; debility and Indigestion, neuralgia and other nerve'
troubles, and disfiguring skin diseases like eczema and salt rheum show J
how impure the blood actually is. no
use trying a different remedy for each j
disease, because they all spring from:  —
the one cause—bad blood. To cure Three cariboo and two moose heads,
any of these troubles you must get which seasoned hunters declare are
right down !o the root of the trouble] most Interesting specimens of what
in the blood, and that Is just what the north country holds in the way
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills do. They: of big game were brought to Edmon-
make new, rich blood and thus cure ton a few days ago hy a hunting party.
these diseases when common medicine: They bagged the heads 25 miles north-
fails. Mrs. John Jackson, Wood- j east of Holmes' Crossing, 350 miles up
stock, Ont.,. suffered from both nerv- the Athabasca River, where the only
ous troubles and a run down condition sign of civilization is some grading
and experienced a complete cure' for the Grand Trunk Pacific tranacon-
through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink   tlnental line.
Pills. She says: "I was a sufferer j Moose and cariboo? One of them
for a number cf years from neuralgia,! repeated the words in response to
and a general debility of the nerves | a question.      Well, I should say wo
We saw hundreds,
tors and many medicines but to no] The moose tracks along the river
avail until I began Dr. Williams' Pink where the animals come down to
Pills. At the time I began the Pills drink, are cut into the otherwise un-
I had grown so bad that I could hard-1 tracked wilderness to a depth of six
ly be on my feet and was forced to I and eight inches. The region is their
wear elastic bandages about the ank-1 own and they roam It as if man were
les.      The pain I suffered at times j unheard of.
from the neuralgia was terrible. I Before going on this trln, I was un-
had almost given up hone when I be-1 der the impression I had seen an
pan the use of Dr. Williams' Pink j abundance of big game and scenery
Pills. In the course of a few weeks j worth the while; but now I am ready
jl felt an improvement, and I gladly, to confess that a new paradise has
continued the use of the Pills until j been opened to the sportsman and
I was once more quite well and able j nature-lover.   The conn-try is as nat-
Dysentery corrodes the intestines
and speedily eats away the lining,
bringing about dangerous conditions
that may came death. Dr. ,T. D,
Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial clears
the Intestinal canals of the germs that
cause the inflammallon, and by pro-
tectlng the iining from further ra*-
agos restores them to healthy condition. Those subject, to dysentery
should not be without this simple yet
powerful remedy.
or  dream  last
ure left it, and It Is picturesque and
interesting and holds a combination
of elements which take the kinks out
of the tired hrain and make the traveler fe°l as if he were born agaJn—
a new man.
Fresh evidences of the unsurpassed
  mineral wealth opened    up    by   the
i    ,,-,,.    .       in      .i        u  n,„ „.« J rnaln li'ie of the Grand Trunk Pacific.
While travail ng through the we t RaJJ „,   Wfl6to ,
! a linn lost a valuable dog and immrl-. ,        „,   f    „ „,    ,   ^ „nv „v< dav
lately proceeded to the office of the  ^ H    , tMt fim, ,   menfc|raed in '
I Hustlers Review in the town  where
he was stopping.   Entering abrupt!
to attend to alt my household duties."
Tf you are ailing begin to cure yourself today with Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. Sold by all medicine dealers
or by mail at »0 cents a box or six
boxes for $3.50 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
he raid to the editor:- I've lost a dog.
I'd Mke to have you insert this ad for
I     Seventy five dollars reward for the
j report Just received from Hazetton
i which stales thrt a body of high-Trade
i coking coal h*'s been dltwovered ly-
i ing south of that town. Th" proper-
| ty In nueetion is on the ICltaegukln
River, 12 miles from the G.T.P. and
;i contains 31 seams, two of which have
return of a French bulldog answering
to the name of Darwin.   Las* ^njbeen pnrti:iI.,v devoloped,     Of these
on Turner's road. Iast nne „ MTOn f0Gt hl tn,okn^
We're just gong to press  sad the       ,  ^    ()thPT to According t
editor, but we'll manage to hold the' P,„VB  mnd0  ,„ Vancouver the coal
edition for your ad, V|e]dfl 68tB ppr 0Qn, of cnk    ,„„ ,t
After returning to the hotel, i•>« '
i     llpwitt—1  had  a flU
I night.
Jewltt—Spring It,
Hewltt—l dreamed that tickets fori
soats in the Hall of Panu* got into!
the hands of speculators.
It's no easy   task
j firmer that clly  poop
early enough to do n
work.
to
convince a
ever get up
honest day's
j owner of the dog decided It might ho
1 heBt to add to his advertisement: No
I questions asked.    lie returned to (he
I nlllce to Mud the place entirely deserted, save for u red-haired youth, who
sal gazing intently out of the window.
Where is everybody? he asked.
Gone to hunt th' dawg, replied the
lad without removing his gaze from
the distant fields.
Is also hlph grade steaming and domestic fuel,
N'o man can stand hi his own light
without casting a shadow.
Mr. A. K. llourehier, the original]
ptoneor of the Port settlement In BrW-
[ffh Columbia, who went into that
country from Ashcroft in 1906 as a
freighter of BUpplIos for the Grand
Trunk Pacific construction camps, has
just arrived In Edmonton and state3
that with a gap of 125 miles between
( Port. George and Fraser Lake and a
good deal of I few minor g.ips, the roadbed of the
G.T.P. has all boon graded from the
1 ■
Benham—There is a
unrest In the country.
Mrs.  Benham—There wouldn't   bel end of steelat Tete Jaune Cache to
so much if wives didn't have lo sit   the end of steel at Hazelton,      The
She is indeed a clever woman if i
i too clever to show it.
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up for their husbands
W.N.U. 927
Bllson, who Is a stout man. was run-l
I ning to catch a train the other day,
I when his friend Jones called out: '
; Halloa. Bllson, In a hurry? Going
I somewhere? .       I
1     Keeping liir. breath  for other  pur-:
poses  Bllson  made no reply, but he;
determined lo take a terrible revenge.
j About 1 o'clock next morning he called  Jones up  un  the  telephone.   After.
a  deal of ringing*, a sleepy voice at
the otb'-r end oj the wire told him
| Jones was there.
That you Jones?
What   do you  want ?  asked  Jones
I've been in bed these two hours,
I'm Bllson, went on fhe other. He-
member seeing me running this morn-i
inc. oh? Yes? Well, I was going
somewhere, and I was In a hurry.
Good nlqlit.
Then Bllson hung up the receiver
J and got back Into bed a happy niaa.     |
SSe Had Slid!
Deauiilul Hsmls
Hint it w-is perfectly evidcut
that  she  lusd   SNAP,   the
original   hand
r1 :.if.«r, to re*
right of way is now practically cut
through from the eastern to the western ends or the construction and by
nexl spring will have been completed.
Rapid progress has been made
throughout tho summer and fall
months. On the western end Mr.
W, ('. C, Mohan, General superintendent reports that the line la complied and ready lo operate as far as
Mud Greek beyond Hazelton. U
should therefor" only ho a short time
before this extended lire is thrown
open from- Prince Rupert.
When the average man does mike
an honest confession, he makes It in
strict conlidcme to himself.
How Much of Your Road Money ia
Spent in Filling Ruts?
TF the millions of dollars that have been spent repairing worn-
out, washed-out streets and roads had been used to build
more miles of good highways, fewer farmers would now be
wasting valuable time and money taking "round-about" routes
to town.
pIRST cost of an ordinary dirt or macadam road is usually
only a "starter."    The cost of upkeep soon equals that
first cost and there is always an cver-inc;casing annual expense
for repairs.    The worst feature of it is that such a road is
never a really first-class highway.
TN estimating the cost of a road you should include the ex-
pensc of keeping it in good condition for at least twenty
years.    If you don't, you're figuring on the first payment for
that road, only.    And the remaining payments arc as certain
as taxes.    The upkeep cost of concrete roads is practically
nothing.
Concrete roads are the best roads from the first--and
the best and cheapest roads at the end of ten, fifteen
and twenty years.
/CONCRETE is the ideal paving material for streets in mull towns <u
^ well as for main highway! in the country.
Edward N, Hlnci, Wayne County, Michigan, Road Commissioner,
and one of America's foremust authorities on good roads, says:
Abt cnmr-uiiil ■/ tti» t want* • iooii road, a read that ii chaapar for **an a short
tiaa under tatily bcary irafiia ttun any ath*P toad nari, *ru«,l that it in**.
panmay n aintainvd, a toad thatUranitary and duitlvi. a road thai la not
allpiiory.aroail that affordi Bood tractioa for •■•r type of Vahlcla 36S days >n
the year, a road that in the Iork mn, say 10, IS, '.'0 year* and l<>n«er, la the
chcopei t of nil |aed readt, ahould lurvilluate the merits of concrete.
"Mf RITE for the facts about Concrete highways. When convinced,
* * use your influence to have the roads for which you pay built to last.
We have highway expert! vdio will visit any community intending
to build mere roads and explain juit why and how concrete roadi arc best
and cheapest.
Canada Cement Company Limited
&10-  Herald Building, Montr**!
linvr von i copy of our hxg/rt* book far farmers " What tht F<*rm-
trcan m* u/n'% toncrt>/" lfnot,wriUferti. It't abtolutely fitt.
Dizzying
In this great and glorious country
or ours, exclaimed the jiolitlcal orator, there is no north, no south, no
east, no west.
N'o wonder we don't know where we
aro fit, came p. querulous voice from
the outskirts of the crowd.
Many a man who howls for justice
would probably try to sneak un u,u
alley if he saw it coming.
Economic Suggestion
Louise—Tin* man  that  Edith married Is a reformer.
Jtilla—How did he lose his money7
The old lady from the country and
her small son were driving to town
when a lingo motor car bore down
upon them. The horse was badly
frightened nnd began to prance, whereupon the old lady leaped down and
waved wildly to the chauffeur, screaming nt the top of her voice.
The chauffeur stopped the car and
offered to help to got the horse quiet
again.
That's all right, said the boy, who
remained composedly In the carriage.
I can manage the horse. You just
I lead mother past.
Henry R. Williams, when president
of the Puget Sound extension of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, gave a great deal of his time 'o
a personal supervision of the improvements on the line, especially being
Interested in the growth of the new
towns and their various business. Ho
beard that a barber had located at
Maiden, a division point in Washington, and upon visiting the place proceeded to patronize the razor artist.
The barber lathered and stropped
and then took a swipe down the cheek
of bis customer. Williams winced
whereupon the barber asked.
Docs the razor hurt you, sir?
That depends, dryly answered tho
victim. If you are skinning mo d
■don't, but if you are shaving me it
does.
It's the easiest thing In the world
to go from bad to worso. ■^
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MImk VartlHiiulld dismissed tier iimiil
■ml leaned iiui-k in Uer i-nair who u
weary mile nisi). Slie Had mi|ieriu-
tended the iHiekins of Uer trunks end
Hud llMpet'd-d With MllKllltl Interest
tin- Hiatroiia white bridal uuwu wilb
lie dulnly tieeessorles.
There was one hour before dinner.
After dinner would ruble Stephen.
Khe inusl do It at inn-e She Weill to it
wrlllnu desk mid from some secret
hiding plaee hroiiuht furUI a i-arred
eainliilniiod Isii.
She lurnetl a golden key in the look;
■ ud odors of Riiudttlwoud ami rose
leaves |>erfiiuie<l the nlr like inrensa
rlslnc from an Invlsllile Hilar, She
took out a bundle of letters and a
mnn'R picture. 11 my Inn the packaire.
abe placed the envelope* face upward
In a loim row oil the rut:. There were
thirty lu all.
Thirty dny» of perfect bliss In one"
life. That wn« nut ao very much, she
thought rela-llloiisly. Hut then each
day hud been full of nn unutterable
Joy that bad liecn rounded to an Idyllic
close by the receipt or a letter. She
pressed a white Huuer on the first missive. It was merely an lovltatlon to
ride In the park. Th. hist letter was
a passionate avowal, ending lu black
nlcht for her.
She stretched out ber arms and murmured wistfully. "All within this little
epace!" Then she made a motion as
If to entlier and toas them Into the
fire, but hesitated. "Once more." she
breathed to herself, "only once more"
She did uot open the lettera. tine by
ane In the order of their dotes she
picked up the missives and read them
with ber mind's eye. lirnpblcally she
lived each day. and at the close of the
"onok more,'' »n« hbbathkd to beu-
eaLK   "ONLY ONCE UullB."
(ay she tossed a letter Into I he tire's
heart and watched while the paaalouine
Humes consumed it.
As she rend her face chauued from
the tlrst fnllit Hush or newly kindled
love to deeper recognition of love's
tnennlnit-tendernesa, perfect Joy. mid
then, with the lust letter, awukenliii;
and despair.
When the Inst one bad expired uud
Its blackened specter had flown up the
chimney, hot tears fell on the picture
In her lap. She looked oil It once us
ane looks oo the face of the beloved
lead and laid it on the pyre. Bre it
whs consumed in the licking Humes
Ihe placed the sandalwood box above
It aud watched the ascemlluu Minolta
and crumbling embers through blurred
»l»lon. Wheu Ihe tire glowed cleur
and bright nguln ber teara eeused lo
flow.
l-'or a long lime »he gazed Into I lie
fiery coals wherein her tokens of blip-
pluess bad been consumed and likened
It to tbe ordeal through which she Mid
imssed After It wua all over, the
brief, feverish term of Joy which mid
been allotted to ber, she had withdrawn Into tbe eratcful shadow of
Stephen Wade's friendship H'neud-
abtp which had ripened Into a love lu
which she played the passive part of
recipient, for abe had uo love to glve-
ouly cniui affection-but It was uffec-
tlon that would be lasting as life illicit—and perhaps would be more satisfactory than trausltory love:
Stephen did not know this fie was
tot aware that the offer of bis shelter
Ing love afforded n grateful refuse In
her bruised heart. He believed In her
love for him. He believed her lo lie
too high minded aud steutltast to come
to him with anything less than lore
Yet she had done It and he would
Bever know. It would be her life's
purpose that the noble hearted man she
bad promised-to marry should never
learn that In return for his deep love
abe brought him sincere affectlon-and
nothing else.
With a quick, graceful movement
the arose h> her full height and shook
back the copper glory or her hair. It
wu u If (be bad-allpped off some
burden that had lain heavy on hat
beautiful shoulders
"Now I i-au begin anew." aba aald
trtuiiiphnntly. i
 |
"I believe It In customary." eolllo- ■
qui zed Wade, with n hitter smile, as ,
he drew h letter case from hit* pocket. '
Then lie staled Into the nre absently. '
A halt hour panned, during which he
oat utterly mot inn less, the tine profile ot,
his fare cut like u cameo sgalust the
dark velvet or Ms chair.
With h midden start ft? slowly open-;
ed the letter case. From an Inner com- j
piirtmout he took a small parcel wrapped In tissue paper and unrolled It in*
his broad palm. He looked down upon
an absurdly small fan with rich lace
and delicate pearl stick* crushed and
broken Ills own hand bad wrought
tbe Injur).
Ah. the pain again! Me had not
thought It possible, for had not nit
very soul died (lint nlght'f Vet there
wax the pain, Ihe terrible crashing
agony. Could men Miller like that and
lire Oil?
Aye, man bnd done It and would. He
drew a sharp breath The pain dead
enetl into apathy, Hiid the broken fan
nilp|ted from his finger* to the floor
He saw a full southern moon shifting light through honeysuckles and
roses while he watched with passionate
ardor the shadows dickering across a
beautifully dark face with soft black
eyes and rose leaf lips. There was
the rise and fall ot her low toned con*
tratto an they talked, to the sound or
whose music be could listen forever.
He saw ■ warm southern sun shedding light on long delightful days
when lire wan Intuxicntlngly blissful-
days wherein care nor apprehension
nor any doubt found place, days when
bis upright, honorable, clean soul rejoiced In tbe love of a woman, lu the
glory of perfect womanhood that was
without a flaw. I'oets and historians
were base rev Hers to the contrary; be,
Stephen Wade, knew.
He saw a moonlit night, heavily
scented with jasmine, when his very
heart ached with the perfect Joy of
living—when. In the pale shadows of
arching palm alleys, his perfect Joy
turned to agony, his strong hand
clinched about the fragile toy of lace
and pearl, had crushed li nn his hopes
were crushed under the Maying scorn
of Uer voice, under tbe Indifferent
mockery of her softly luminous eyes.
Bewildered with pain, he had turned ,
away with ashen face.   He had walk- }
ed   miles  through   the  brilliant   night, I
every star hanging like a lamp In the
sky, while the clinging |n*rfume of the
Jasmine flowers (hat rioted tbe wayside
hedges   overpowered   his  senses   aud
numbed bis agony for the time.
When the first pink flush of dawn
bad spread Into the pale morning sky i
he had stopped beside a fern edged
pool. Hot eyed and weary, he lifted
line ha ud a ud looked a i the fa n, a t
first stupidly, then with trowing apprehension aud then realization He
shuddered now as he thought of tbe
hours,'days, mouths, years that bad i
followed.   ,
Then   had   come  his   meeting  with
Constance  Vardeinond. his warm ad-
miration for her beauty and her sweet, ]
sound  disposition     They   hud  become
tbe best of friends,    They understood
each other perfectly, but be had never
«1 reamed of marriage.   He did uot want
lo marry any one—now.    But some one
hud whispered a word, or it material- !
[zed In the air. for it bad never evolved I
from   his   mode«t  Inner  consciousness j
that Constance cured.
Stephen Wade did not hesitate. He
held out his hand uud his heart and
his life, aud she took them gracefully,
us one who thankfully receives a great
boon, and between them bad come a
perfect peace and understanding.
To Stephen, Constance Vardeinond
represented the highest type of womanhood that lie believed could exist.
ISe.vond Thai hi* nature, which had
been hammered into a cool. calm, even-
ness of temperament, did not Inquire.
Tomorrow they would be married with
nil the pomp aud brilliant pageantry
thai was a part of such "evasions In
their circle. This was the last night
he could open tbe hook or the past.
A deep toned tdnck chimed tbe hour.
Me passed a hand wearily over his
eyes. "Of course It Is near dinner
time." he muttered. "And after dinner there is Constance--lt-1 believe
tills is customary!"
He laughed harshly and picked up
tbe fan The simple action seemed to
give vent to some Inward storm of
passion, for suddenly he tore tbe sticks
lulu fragments and tossed them Info
Hie tire Then with a fierce cry he
leaned forward and snatched a small
bit from the glowing mass With sear-
ril fingers he clutched the smoky tatter
of lace and splinter of pearl aud press.
ed It to his lips passionately. Then lis
hung It buck Into the tire.
With compressed lips and sullen,
miserable eyes be watched the licking
flames devour bis little all-tbe only
thing he hnd cared for In the world
There was n last hurst of devouring
(tame and then, when not one atom of
tils fetich remained, he sprang to his
feet and faced the large photograph of
Constance Vardeinond that stood on
the table behind him
He looked ut it with fl grave steadfastness In eyes from which all pas-
vlon bnd fled and where nothing hut a
great peace remained.
Constance should never know that
the love he was bringing to her was n
make believe, s sham The love she
had enosen to honor him with should
■receive its full quota of deep, earnest
affection, and he would make It the
purpose of his life that tin* woman
iv ho lu veil him should never guess
that be had none to give lu return.
"It ts good to lie-gin life anew." ha
mulled confidently.
There was a soft tap st the door
"Dinner la served, Mr. Stephen."
KITCHEN  UTENSILS.
What te Consider Whan Purchasing
These Useful Articles.
Perhaps no one class of articles is
bought by the consumer with less
knowledge tbau kitchen utensils. This
Is so because, contrary to tbe past
opinions on the subject, there Is so
much to know—so much. In fact, that
one would have to be a metallurgist,
proficient lu tbe science of metals, to
know exactly the whys and wherefores
of buying this kind of -accessaries.
Because this is » necessity-this
kbowielge of bow to buy utensils for
the kltcbeu-tbis list, lu uotblng really
MABEL'SCHITGHaT
Very Few Women Understand the
Art of Picture Framing.
SIMPLE    MOUNTINGS    BEST.
FOR CHILD'S PARTY.
COKFKK   STKAINKlt,    VEOHTABLl    COTTKR,
EGO S L1C BR.
but tabloid form, ought lu some way to
assist one In making tbe purchases
more Intelligently:
Points to Coniidtr.
Sanitation - Nou-poisouous, uon-nb-
sorbent aud inability to Impart flavor
or color.
Durability-Conductivity of heat, resistance to high temperature, simplicity of construction—senmlealfiess—
aud uon-liuhillty to rust
Convenience in handling — Weight,
means of bundling and nieuna of storing,
Materials in order of structure—Sliver, copper, nickel plate, iron, cast or
wrought or steel (enameled, tinned,
nickel, plain, japanned, gulvnntzedi.
pewter or bl'ttunnhi metal (largely tlni.
aluminium, glass, porcelain, earthenware (French fireproof, white, yellow
or red), fiber and wood.
Several of the very latest kitchen
utensils are shown lu this cut. The
egg sllcer is a particularly Useful con-'
veuteuce to tbe cook. The vegetable
cutter has for n recommendation the
great advantage over the old one of being easily cleaned, as It is made of
steel, glass and wood. An apple corer
and sllcer and coffee strainer and drip
are among the other new thing*..
4 Christmas Trifle.
Have a hair receiver in every chamber of your home If yon would keep it
free of Ibe vagrant hairs which are
left on tbe toilet tables because no one
knows bow to dispose of them. Au
easily made receiver of rather original
shape Is constructed of a quarter yard
sash width strip of ribbon. Joined Invisibly at tbe ends, and ut one side
gathered closely to form a bottom
which may be finished with u tassel or
bow of silk. At the top edge (be ribbon should be caught over a bracelet
of metal or celluloid and (bet) bordered
with a fancy gimp matching the shade
of n cordage hanger. Exceedingly
pretty hair receivers are made of niolre
or heavy satin, embroidered with me*
talllc threads and trimmed with silver
or gold tassel, lace and cording. All
over metallic luce veiling silk is effective and so is valenclennes, vents*
or baby Irish over colored satin. Charming receptacles have been evolved from
sheer linen. Inset with lace medallions,
embellished with band embroidery am)
enlivened will) streamers and bow
knots of sailu ribbon.
Teaching the Child.
It is not fair to a small child for the
parents or nurse to be careless about
the llltle things that develop thought-
fniness. self reliance and self control
lu a child. Self control Is a character-
isttc absolutely essential to manhood
or womanhood, and It is not learned lu
n day. It Is tbe result of patient teaching and training through all the long
years of babyhood and childhood.
Attractive personal ways, a sense of
responsibility, the care of the toys,
clothes and so forth should he Inculcated lit early life. To do this time
should be given every day to teach file
child to help himself.
Sardine Salad.
Arrange on a plHtter crisp lettuce
leaves. Place on the lettuce leaves [In*
contents of a box of sardines after
straining- the oil off. Make a dressing
of Ibe strained oil by adding two table-
spoonfuls of tomato ketchup, one table
spoonful of Worcestershire same
three-fourths cupful of vinegar, one
•ailtspoonful of snlt. one-half suit spoon
fill of pepper. Mix It all well togeili
er and pour It over the sardines and
lettuce, (tarnish H with slices of hurd
boiled eggs. Any dressing that may
be left over can be put in a bottle aud
keut fur any other salud.
Pretty Nsw Crochet Hand Bags Dana
In an Imported Aluminium Thread
That   Looks   Like   Dull   Silver—Egg
Sensors For Table Service.
My hear fclsa-l don't think there Is
one woman lu ten—the average per
sou. I mean—who has 'he faintest idea
what kind of pictures to bang oil her
walls, and If she Is happy In the selection of prints or enuvusos she falls
hopelessly down wheu it cniiics lo
framing them
lu most cases the frame Is purchased entirely independently of the picture, often at some large store, whose
framing department is run on the
same lines as those devoted to gowns
and provisions. Occasionally It hap-
pens tlwt tth unusual degree of Intelligence on the part of the salesman
leads at least 10 the tone of tbe frame
being selected more or less In harmony
with tnat of the picture, but It Is seldom Indeed that (he subject Is given
much consideration.
A picture frame maker evolves what
appears to hlra a particularly attractive frame, and straightway It Is adopted for Corots, Iteoibruudts and llurue-
Jniieses alike.
It Is a fairly sate theory to lay down
that water colors look best In gold
frames, but (he width and design ot
these naturally vary with the subject
If Ihe picture be low In tone It will be
generally found that It will hear a
broad mount, also of gold, and a somewhat hold /frame. But If the color be
vivid and the drawing not too detailed
tbe frame had best be simple and tbe
mount discreet. In such cases tbe narrow, rounded molding, decorated at
the corners with a well molded shell
or a delicate spray of flowers. Is ofteu
charming.
For engravings dark wood Is preferable to gilding, although in a few exceptional Instances tbe latter Is permissible. Frames of polished walnut,
standing at an obtuse angle to the
picture are usually safe. There should
be a marked absence of carving, but
the narrowest of gilt may make its appearance on ibe Inside. Oak also has
its merits, but in tbe majority of cases
It Is too cold In tone. There are. on the
other hand, certain tints of photographic reproduction with which It Is
In harmony.
This picture framing talk Is tbe result of a round of colls and the observation of the pictures bung In tbe
rooms of tbe acquaintances visited,
which in most cases were unforgivably
bad In their framing qualities, and often in the subjects selected. I really
think one can gain n truer Insight luto
the character of a person by the pictures they allow to banc on their walla
than by many other and so called better methods, At any rate. It Is u favorite test of mine that usually turns
out creditably to my womanly Intuition.   Here endeth the framing lesson.
Didn't yon dislike to give up carry-
lug your pretty band bug of lisle crochet
when the cool weather came? 1 did.
and there are evidently n great many
more women of the same mind, for
there are crochet bags In the shops
made like the Irish one. which are
curried out In a dull silver thread. This
aluminium thread Is Imported from
Germany and resembles dull silver. It
Is very light and guaranteed not to tarnish. Hags made of this are for shopping or small change, or for one's opera or party bag. * Any of these bags
can be bad finished or done lo order.
or. better stilt, one may purchase tbe
thread by tbe spool and crochet them
oneself.
Finished with German sliver or
aluminium lops these bags cost, largo
size. $ir».nO, Small si'/.es are less expensive, hut as it takes but three spools
i.f the thread to crochet the bag aud
tbe thread Is but 41) cents a spool It Is
far more profitable to crochet them
oneself. As you crochet an beautifully 1 thought tbe suggestion would beu
good one when you are working at
your Chrtsimos gifts. Tops for tho
bngs may be purchased and added at
lioiue For tbe opera bag a heuvy
cord In used to pull It together st the
top Instead of the metal fastener. The
thread Is so thin and pliable thut the
daintiest, frailest work may he
wrought from It. Kvon trimmings for
winter gowns are being made from
tills silver thread, and on a gray frock
it would Is' lovely, wouldn't it?
Another oddity. 1 might call It. Is to
be found lu the housekeeping deport'
merit of the large shops this season-
egg scissors, I know that yon and a
great many people think that the only
way to eat a boiled egg is in Its shell
Yon also are aware of (he sad accidents that happen when one performs
this part of table etiquette In an awkward fashion. To obviate these mis
Imps fascinating egg scissors have
been invented for table service. Knell
pair of scissors Is in the form of
a gay little chicken. Knell has a ruby
eye, and tbe at eel Is glided. The finger
loops of the scissors are left the natural steel color for contrast, lid the
size Is nbo'it five Inches long They
are delightful for an Invalid's breakfast tray and very tidy as well as cute
for a child. I hough their use Is heeoui
lug general whenever the boiled egg
appears. They nre only H5 cents
apiece, and If yon would liae to have
severs 1 of these novelties send a com-
mission to MAllFL.
Nea York
Good and Nourishing Dainties the Was
Tots Will Like.
Madeleine Sponges.— Dissolve one-
half ounce of leaf gelatin In a saucepan with half a pint of boiling wuter
uud when the gelatin has melted add
tbe Juice and grated rind of u leuiou
aud ibree ounces of castor sugar.
Strain into a basin aud leave until tbe
jelly begins to adhere lu ihe sides.
Then beat tbe jelly up and add the
sillily whisked white of au egg uud
whisk till together until It Is stiff uud
spongy. Divide in two and color halt
a pale pink with a few drops of cocbl-
neal Kill some small paper souffle
cases wilb the mixture half white and
half pink, lotting ft come well above the
tups of the cases, A bund of paper
should be pinned round the cases to
keep the mixture in. When set re
move the bauds of paper and decorate
the tops of the sponges with whipped
cream and strips of angelica uud a
preserved cherry or other fruit.
Moss Haskels —Take two large eggi
and their weight in butter. Hour an I
sugar. Cream the butter and sugar,
add some of the sifted (tour, (hen an
egg. then more flour and the other
egg, beating well between each addition. Hake In well buttered round putty pans for fifteen to twenty ml mites.
When done scoop out a bole from the
center of each, warm some apricot
Jam. Cover tbe cakes wilb a thin coating and then roll them lu chopped pistachio nuts. Leave lo get cold, then
arrange some strips of angelica across
the cakes to make handles. Fill tbe
centers with whipped and sweetened
cream, flavored with vaulla, and serve
ou a glass dish.
Apple Hedgehog.—Peel six apples.
core them without breaking them and
stew them in an euumeled saucepan
with one-half pound of sugar and half
a pint of water. Be careful that they
do not break and when done arrange
them od a fancy dish. Cut up luto
thin slices another half a dozen apples
and put them into the sirup with the
rind of half a lemon uud a little of tbe
juice and boil gently uuill tbe apples
are reduced to a marmalade. Fill the
cavities In tbe apples with tbe marmalade and put some more all around
the apples. Whip the white of an egg
to a stiff froth. Add about two table-
spoonfuls of caster sugar, then cover
the apples smoothly with the meringue.
Stick slices of almond all over, sift a
little sugar on the top and put in slow
oven to color a pale browu.
—
t
Good
form
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SCHOOL CLOTHES.
Simplicity the  First  Requisite of th*
Costumes For Little Ones.
'Simplicity is tbe first requisite of the
costumes for tbe llltle ones, whether
the costumes are in tended for the
schoolroom or for tbe tlrst [tarty.
There Is u certain charm In this simplicity which is entirely lost In fussy,
elaborate frocks and which is far more
appealing than any amount of trimming. A gown, however, may be simple and at tbe same time smart. It Is
really remarkable how chic many of
UI.UK OHBVIOT SLIT.
the costumes fashioned for children
111u>- be made by using u certain new
cut or a discreet suggestion of trimming. There Is Just us much of nil
"air1' About these miniature creations
as there is In the carefully selected
wardrobe of the older sister or mother.
I'lctured Is a wonderfully good looking
suit for the small boy or navy blue
cheviot. The coat Is a double breasted
affair, warm, loose and comfortable.
The trousers give the boy plenty of
room for play.
Good Suggestion.
The housewife will find that if a
heavy pad Is made from two or more
thicknesses of curpet, to slip under tbe
knees wuen scrubbing the floor, this
essential of household work will be
robbed of many of lis tenors Have
the pad narrow and not long. Just the
size so the knpcs may rest on It comfortably, aud move tills along us the
floor Is washed.
To Keep Grapes Till Christman,
Any of Hip fall grapes may be kept
.'resh till holiday time li.v dipping (be
ends of the stems In pu ratlin wax and
Hii'ti wrapping each bunch in tissue
paper, twisting It firmly to keep out
the air and packing the grapes lu lay-
Vrs In a basket with sheet wadding In
between each layer. Ouly peifect
grapes should be used.
A Grave Breach of Etiquette.
A very grave breueb ot enqueue It is
to make personal  remarks other taau
ioinpiimeiilan   in   public  or  to  (boss
with   uiioui  one  is  not   very   well  uo*
quntutetl
A young girl whose kindly nature
was in any always tile nice tilings wua
i'HUghl onre, and the lesson was so severe she never forgot Us leitcllluga.
She wua u guest ui a large reception
ami noticed uu oil! lady dressed lu
miller aulbpiuled lusbluu standing tu
one of ihe rooms With the Impetuous
thoughtlessness of youth she turned to
an at'tpniiutume near and asked carelessly. "Who on earth is (bat awful
looking olil woman ovgf there'.'"
Judge of her horror and embarrassment when rluht at her shoulder ium«
the voice of her hostess, cold aud unmistakably angry, "That awful old
woman' Is my mother" Scarlet with
shame, yet realizing that tiny apology
could only make matters worse, she determined then and there oever to make
a remark that could be In any way
construed save in a complimentary
way at any affair, do matter under
what circumstances.
It should occur to every one that people that look odd or, as this unhappy
girl expressed It, "awful." may be—Indeed, must be—present because their
presence was desired by the hostess;
otherwise they would not be (here ut all.
Sometimes, ot course, a hostess la
called upon to entertain some guest aba
would uot deliberately Invite, and It ia
then true kindliness, which means politeness, otherwise ktiowu as "etiquette," to be quite as courteous to
such a guest as to nil others, and It
adds greatly to her relief If (hose others realize and accept the situation.
That Is why true politeness cornea
from within. It is not n veneer of outward behavior, hot proceed" from an
Innate scj.uk of a duty never by an:
,cbȣCt> to say ->r to do anything to hut
the feelings of any one we arc brougl
luto contact with.
This trait, of course. Is more evfdei
in a crowd than at any other lime, un
just a few moments' observation wl.
convince the most skeptical that It la
well to guard against personal remark*
that are not fluttering.
Cure For the Use of Slang.
A girl who has recently had her eyes)
opened to the fact that tier conversation Is sprinkled with numerous
"awfullys" aud "terribly*" find Is doing ber utmost to break herself of the
habit of using the words finds that
listening for others to use tbe word*
Is going to prove tbe cure, tin ugh perhaps stow cure.
I Tbe "girl wilb tbe bad h'ibit" waa
humorously Impressed with tin-conversation of a number of women near her
the other day. The first remark that
drifted her way was concerning soma
divorce. "Yes. we know that tliey were
both awfully miserable; sill) -he Is so
terribly spoiled, and he Is so awfully
dissipated.*' From another so ureal
came, "1 hear that his paients ar»
awfully fond of her ami feel terribly
bad over the separation." This conversation was Interrupted by (he ap-.
pearance of a pretty young matron
who had Just returned from a bargafn
shopping expedition. She hnd found
u "terribly stunning" hat marked
"awfully low." from fjf) to jv.ftl) She
continued to entertain (belli with a description of lite fun millinery- tho
chapeaux were to he "awfully large,"
though they would be worn "terribly
far" off the face.
A few nights later a group of friend,
were In  the  living  room of a  liotel  l;,
(■ether, when a young woman of t>.
party was called to a nearby telephoi
In hearluu or nil Her eouveraullo.
I was brief and sounded like lids: "Oh,
It was awfully nice ot you to nslc nii
and I shall be terribly glad :o come.'
Ami thank you no awfully much tot
remembering (tie," SIih ennu? nwav
from the telephone Mulling and excited. "Who do you think I was tnlklicj
wildV" she -aid. and proceeded |o men
tloti 1he name of a well known man,
Listening to Hie use of siting hv other*
Is certainly the iiest cure for tbe habit,
Company Manner-,.
The really well bred man or womnc
ts always (be same (Jentle or simple
every one Is met with the snuie quid
courtesy, and at leone or abroad pre
clsely the same standard or behavior ti
niahitflliied-simply that manner )r
their case Is Ingrained, a part of theli
very self.
"Scratch the Russian and you find
the Tartar" fs a proverb with which
n« are most uf us acquainted. It might
well be changed to "Offend or exctfe In
any way (he person of small natural
refinement, and politeness us well ss
gracious manners goes by the board at
once."
It Is so easy to tell those Whose courtesy Is mere "conifiauy omnliers." One
cannot put on manners ns if they were a
garment without looking as tu at case
and as strange as mi ill fitting garb
bus a knack of making Its unfortunate
wearer look,
"Company" manners are Invariably
exaggerated had1 manners, am the
Mnyll attentions ami politenesses nnd
careful regard for tee rights and feelings of others moot he practiced every
day In the family circle, prnctfeed until
they cense fo be consciously einrcised
and "company" manners become Im-
JtUMlbl* inr.   isuAAUEiv    vmkiuil,anu. r>.<>.
THE     ISLANDER
Published  every   Saturday  at  Cumberland,   B.C., l>y
Islander Printing A Publishing Company
W. R. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913.
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Subscription price II.JU per year, payable in advance.
The editor due* nut hold   himself responsible fur  riewi expressed by
correspondent*,
What the Editor has to say.
The municipal elections will take place in a tow days and
we are informed Charles Parnhatn will be a candidate for the
office of mayor. Mr, Parnham lies served tbe city as an
alderman and always took an active part in civic affairs and is
deeply interested in the welfare of our city. In our opinion
he is in every way suitable for the office of mayor, with his
executive ability and knowledge of municipal politics he is a
becoming candidate for tbe office of chief magistrate.
Speaking to Thos. E. Bate concerning the mayorship he
has refused several requests and declined to accept nomination. With that in view it is expected Charles Parnham will
be elected by acclamation.
No more telling comparison of the Conservative and
Liberal naval proposals has been made than was contained in
the great speech of Hon. Geo. E. Foster, immediately prior to
the Christmas adjournment.
The government has offered three super-dreadnoughts to
the British navy «s a measure of immediate aid. The permanent policy is to come later, and is to be submitted to the
people, The Opposition, through Sir Wilfrid Laurier and on
the advice of certain Liberal ex-ministers'; offer instead a permanent policy involving the old Laurier navy scheme somewhat extended. The effort of the oppositioirhas been to persistently misrepresent the present Conservative proposal as
embodying the permanent policy of the Government.
Hon. Mr. Foster early in his address made some pointed
reference to the Laurier Navy Act.    He said :
"This Act of 1910 went into force, and we are all
acquainted with what has been done under it. It is not
necessary for me to recount that part of the history. .Suffice
it to say that two vessels were bought, the Rainbow and the
xViobe. They were filled with men who were not Canadians,
paid with Canadian money. They have been on the coasts ot
Canada for now nearly two years.
" During that time not a Canadian has been qualified to
take service in these vessels. The number was not then, and
is not now, by any means the full complement of the two
vessels It is about the same now—after some 271 desertions
in that time—as it was when they came over to Canada
Twenty-one young men have been passed in one year through
the naval college and are now being examined for midshipmen
Ten more are now in the college at this date, and it is hoped
that ten additional, making twenty in all, will be in the college
in or on the 1st of January, 1913. Meanwhile, we have paid
one and a third millions of good Canadian dollars as capital
expense, and we have paid out seven hundred and eighty-eight
thousand for upkeep. You have the money paid ; you have
the result; and you have the right to ask yourselves, how inno-
would it be under such auspices and circumstances, before twe
units could be manned by properly qualified seamen ?"
Mr. Foster reminded the House that Premier Bord'
promised to consult the Admiralty as to the need of
Canada, and had said that, if necessity were shuv
Kiine back and ask this House for a money vo'
necessity; I will take up the question and \vy
into it.    I will   formulate  my ^ermtu>
I hat policy become effective 1 wi/1 lie
any man to say that it passed the'
To the Electors of the City of Cumberland
I have the honour to present myself as a candidate
for Mayor at the forthcoming elections.
I devoted my time and energy serving your interests
as an Alderman, and I assure you should I be your choice as
Mayor I will, to the best of my ability and in a conscien- New Federal Law Compels Vet-
tious manner, advance the welfare of the Municipality.
Yours sincerely,
Charles Parnham
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and manned by two competent
operators, has created a great
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The Morse Telegraph company,
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Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
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DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
was not in favour oi' \\-   1 w»'
any opponent of this  Eip'
through Parliament, V>v'
1 will take th«t matw
hefore the people, a
without question r
n had
id IVoni
.ii,   "I  will
to meet that
il thoroughly look
nt  polio//, and before
-    .[ let it lie in the mouth of
House, but that the country
.,1 not let it lie in   the mouth of
y)ire of ours to say we got a vote
t the people were not in favour of it
and permanent polioy; 1 will lay it
nd if it carried it will he Canada's policy,
r without doubt."
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CANCELLATION OF HBSEUVE.
VOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve existing l»y reason of
the notice published in the British Columbia Gazette of December 27th,
LOOT, is cancelled in so farasthesnme
relates to tbe following described lands
so as to permit of ibe sale of tbe timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast corner
of of Lot No. 2849, Redonda Island,
New Westminster district; thenceeast
li) chains; thence north i chains; thence
east 19 chains; thence south 25 chains;
thence west 32 chains, more or less, to
the. anal boundary of Lot No. 2849;
thence northerly along the east boundary of s:ii<l lot to the point of com
iiieiiceiiient; containing by admeasurement lit acres more or less.
ROBERT A. RUN WICK,
,- Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lauds,
Vivloria, B.C., December 11th, 1012
Dec 21 8m
DEPARTMENT OF MINE3
"dual Mines Reuul tion Act."
BOARD OF  EXAMINEKS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
ilie fi> 1 .wing ounslitu e the Ho-ntl
f Evnniiiers fur the Cumberland Outlier,
es duiii-g tbe year 1013
Aipintid   by   tho   Owners:   Frank
J iyue*.
AltRi wttes : Charles   Parnham,   John
tiih' |.n.
Ai P'.iiiteil by the LieutenantGovernoi
C ii til: It beri Henders'-n.
E ec ed by ihe Miners: William Junes
Alteinates:   Julio   Thomson,   Danit)
Yla.sll
All persons interested mny obtain full
j- fi.iUliitil'l) by u| plyiii'  lo the Sucietal)
He 1) Hid   Mr.   Hubert Henderson,
0  llll'er -I ll   B U
Note   Attentates act as Members i f
lie B ihrd ie tile ab-eliee of llmne reuli-
srly »|i| o nt d or el o'kI to act th r on.
KCIIA1ID MillltlDE. .
Miniate) of Vine*
D.ted Ibe 23.il day ■ f December, 1912.
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TOTAL ASSETS, S26.788.93
WESLEY WILLARD,
Local Agent
FOR SALE
FIFTEEN ACRES OF GOOD
»■ LAN 11, Sin acres cleared. Th'ee
ll0|.e9 in Market Garden containing
Raspberries, Strawberries, etc.
tidwavd W. Bickle
NOTARY PUBLIC,
CON V EY/INCE B,
and RKdL ESTATE
CUMBEtfL *D, B, 0
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
he in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
FOR SALE-Holstein Bull, very
quiet. Price moderate. Apply:
Mrs. David Pickles, Denman
Island.
FOR SALE—Cheap, One Monarch Range, one year's use. Also
one heater. Apply Mrs Heather-
ton. Happy Valley.
WANTED TO RENT-A five
roomed furnished house for three
months or more, and within city
limits. Apply by letter to "M,"
Box 430, Cumberland, B.C.
FOR SALE—A number of registered Yorkshire small pigs,
white. Price $3.00 each. For
particulars, write Arthur Du-
maresq, Denman 1st.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Lazo School
CEALED TENDERS, superscribed
13 "Tender for Lazo School,"
will be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon
of Saturday, the 18th day of Jsnuaiy,
1913, for the erection and completion of a small one-room frame school
nn cnncrete foundation, at Lain, in
the C"inox Electnrol District, B C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 28th day of Decembtr, 1912,
t th i office of Mr George 'Jhouson,
Government Agent, Nanaimo; Mr. J.
Build, Government Agent, Cumber
land j Mr W. J. Miller,Comox, V.I.j
and the Department of Public Work",
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Copies of ihe plana and specification!
may be obtained for purposes of tender-
ill).' on depositing acertified cheque of
$10, to be refunded on return of plans
and specifications by date teuders are
receivable,
Each proposal must be accompanied
by mi accepted hank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent, of their
lender, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
ion tract when called upon to do bo, or
if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
nf the contract.
Tenders will nbt be considered unless made out on th» forms supplied,
signed with tbe actual signature of the
tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The'lowest or any tender not necessarily Hccepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer '
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, 24th December, 1912
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WINNER
1st Prize, Edison Phonograph, value $28
1354
WINNER
2nd   "   Oxford Double Heater "   $16
1048
T.EBATE
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
J
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.T.O. LL.D., D.C.L.. President
ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
Geaanl Manager
Assistant General Manage
CAPITAL, $15,000,000        REST, $12,500,000
BANKING BY MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.       ■«
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.      W. T. WHITE, Manager.
NEW GOODS
ARRIVING BY EVERY BOAT AT THE
IDEAL STORE
Ladies' Waists,  Sweater Coats,   Eain
Coats, Wrappers, Nightgowns, etc.
Men's and Children's Boots and Shoes,
Sweater Coats, Hosiery and Underwear.
BLANKETS   and SHEETING
You should see our range in these two lines before
buying your winter supply, and compare our values.
We have the best line of Blankets on the market for
the price.
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Dunsmuir Ave.
Synopsis ol Coil Mlalaf Regulations
COALtuiiiing lights of the Dominion
iti Manitoba, S»*k-*iche»an »t»-l Albeit**.
the YukonT. trusty. th«N r'h*esi Tarri
t"ritwSlidina UMi-Uun if ihe Province nf
British C -luuibia, may be leased fot a term
uf twei.t j-uiie years at an annual rental nf
tl an acre. Nut more thai, 8,600 acres
will be leased tu WW applicant.
Application for a leahe mutt be made b\
the applicant in person to the Agent or suh
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed ten it.>ry the land must be
described by seotiuns,or legal subdivinous
of sections, and in uusuiveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be naked uut by
theapplictut hiiutelf.
Eichapplication must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refund' d if the
• iw-hts applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the wine at tht
rate of five cents per In.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returnsac
ounting for the full quantity of march-
iii! able coal miiied and piy the royalty
i hereon. If the coal tniniag rights are
not being operated, aucti retutus shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mininv
' ighti only, but the 1 ssee may he permit •
'ed to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
f it the working of the mine at the rate of
&10 (Wallace.
Pur full informal ion application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depart-
uent of the Intel ior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub Agmt of Dominion Lauds.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior.
N.B— Unauthorized publication of this
idvertisemetit will not bd paid fur.
The easy and temperate man is
not he who is most valued by the
world; the virtue of his abstemiousness makes him an object of
indifference. One of the gravest
chargest against the ass is that
he can live on thistles.
F.I'IKE,
Plastering Contractor,
Cement  Work.
GOVBT'ENAT      ■      ■      ■  B.C.
J. BARRIE,
Successor lo A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,
Ice Oream,
Fruits,
Oigars and
Tobaccos
McKinnell's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND^
Phone67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex Hendetton, Proprietor
Estimate! and Dentg.11 furnUhtH.
on Application
JohnWestfield
Better known at "Peg"
GENERAL TEAMING
Wood and Coal Hauled
Palace
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THE BEST of
HORSES and
FIRST-CLASS
BUGGIES
FOR HIRE.
JAS. CAIRNS & SOS, Props.
COURTENAY, B. C.
nnv. 18
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Practical
aintep
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
Kalsomining.
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,   B. C.
LAND   ACT.
Sxvward Lu d District
District of Say ward
Take notice i but Lol»"d  Paul Dover',
of Coimeuay, B.C , ocoiipation farmer,
intends tii apply fur pei ntissiiin to  (uir
chase ti e following d<fcribed lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at hend
of Plumper Hay, thence souih 12 chain*,
thence a est 60 chains more or hni, thence
following shore line to point of commencement, 1(10 acres m> re or less.
LELAND I'AUL COVERT,
Applicant
Dated October 3rd. 1912. 28 12
Mrs. Simms will give lessons on the
piano at her h use in Jerusalem, futmerly
uwned by Mr. James Stewart, at any
time by appointment, except  Tuesdays
Ice Cream Sodas
Milk Shakes
Sundaes
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds-Beet quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars—The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE ISLANDER • $1.30
Hardy & Biscoe
REAL ESTATE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
Couvttn<i)j, <J. C.
FOR SALE—Farms, Bush Lands, Lots and Bungalows,
Auction Sales of Real Property, Farm Stock, Furniture etc.
conducted on the shortest notice at reasonable terms.
Sjnrt" rttti fiiscoc, Heal (Estate Agents Couvtciuiti, <£.. fi.
Phone 10.
Heaters! Heaters!,
  1
Our First Shipment has just arrived, and now on sa It. Ticts
ranging from ^ tO $10
BLANKETS AND COMPOETERS
Blankets from $2.75 a pair up
Comforters fron, $1.75 each up
A   full stock, of Furniture, Beds,  Springs, Mattresses, and
Linoleums always on baud.
"The Furniture Store"*
McPhe. Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberlan    B.C
Victoria, B.C. THOMAS'CROSSING, Oumborlwd,B.O
Phone 904 Sidney, B C, Phone F .16. Phono 8.1
S.NftKftN©& Co.,
REAL ESTATE AND
COMMISSION AGENT
Head OiriCl: 918, Fiegiwrd Street,
VICTOBIA, B.C.
THE NEW ENGLftlD HOTEL
JOSEPH WALKER,
PROPRIETOR
THE BEST OF WINES, LIQUOR k CIGARS
ALWAYS INSTOOK.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
: CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Ernest T. Hanson's
Standard Bred S. C. White Leghorns. This flook has been the
foundation of most of the la gest egg ranches in the Cowichan
distriot. My whole flock nf pullets has averaged 107 eggs per
bird in twelve months. My Pen of Pullets No. 19 is Fourth in
the Vancouver Egg Laying Content.
Breeding Hens for Sale
at $1 and $1.50 each
Until end of October.  Order now for Hatching Eggs and Day Old Chicks
Ernest T. Hanson, Qowidian, Y. I.
Capital Paid Up $11,500,000
Reserve Fund, $12,500,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
Draft* Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
highest current rates allowed on deposits of 91 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAI'
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch-OPEN THURSDAV*
D. M. Morrison, Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H.Hoff,  Manager.
CAMERON
AND
ALLAN
Courtenay
B.C.
Real Estate and Insurance
Licenced Auctioneers and
Valuers,    Notary   Public
We hare a large number of enquiries for Acreage in
Conor Valley. If you hare anything to sell list with us.
We are. Auctioneers, see us if you want, a sale, nn-i ire
will arrange one at the shortest possible notice and get
the best prices. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
The Secret
Marriage
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Leek & Co., Limited
London, Melbourne A Toronto-
Vs
Wanted Good Farm Land
We have client.-, who will pay cash for Improved or unimproved fnrai
land.
Quote legal d'seriptlon. Improvements, best price and terms. A good
Investments Is,worth a life of labor. Let us ob'aln this by exehnnglT.;
what you have for what you want. What have you for sale or exchange"
We have investments for $100 upward in Winnipeg where the population Is increasing 30,000 per year, building permits for 1912. $20,000,000
which is sufficient guarantee that prices will double in the ensulug year.
Write for list of investments.
Good representatives wanted at every point.
SCOTT, HILL & CO.
22 Canada Lit: Building Winnipeg, Mai.
(Continued)
When Easton had given his guest
some whiskey and a cisar, unil told
his man to ; out some dry clothes
he had an opportunity ut last to scrutinise his nev acquaintance, and the
more he looked the mure he fancied
him.
He was a small, slightly built man
of about forty, dark, with closely-cut
hair and quite clean-shaven face. His
features were ordinary, save for a
pair of excel tlonally intelligent and
piercing bla<1; eyes. He looked active, hut to Easton's surprise there
appeared no outward sign of the
great Btrengt*' he must have possessed to hold his own as he had with the
men on the embankment. His
hands were well shaped and strong-
looking, hut even they did not seem
capable of the grip which still made
Itself felt on  Easton's neck.
All quality, the Major thought, as
he took him in, as opposed to quantity
muscle, brain, everything. Like a
polo pony. And he Is straight,
should think.    I like him.
If you've finished your drink, he
said, my man will, try and fit you up
with some dry clothes. I'll go and
change anil join you in a moment.
Ask for anything you want.
He dressed quickly; but when he
entered the smoking-room again the
little man was already there, awaiting
him. When Easton made his appearance he was occupied in examining a
photograph of Violet Brooke and Eda,
which Violet had presented him with
one day, and he hnd placed In the best
position on his mantelpiece.
The man did not at once put the
picture down on Easton's appearance,
but stood with It for a moment in his
hand, looking from his host to the
picture and back again.
You know these two? he asked, at
last, calmly.
Easton frowned suddenly. I have
the honor of the acquaintance of one
of those ladies, he said   shortly.
Ah, said the man, and the other
one?
The other lady Is dead. But I
ehall be obliged to you If you If you
will Inform me what reason you have
to—
The man stopped him with a gesture
which was almost Imperious, his eyes
Axed sternly upon Easton.
Major Easton, he said, will you
answer me a question on your honor
as a gentleman? Oh. one moment!
I beg you to believe that I have good
cause to ask It. This lady was Miss
Eda Brooke. She Is dead, as you
say. This one Is Miss Violet Brooke.
You know her and you see her often.
What are your Intentions towards hnr?
Easton took a step towards him, his
eyes flashing; but the man faced him
calmly and sternly, and something
which Easton could not explain made
him halt and look at him, half confused .
I beg yon to believe that I have the
right to ask my question, repeated the
man firmly. Why, I will explain afterwards.
My dearest wish Is to make that
lady my wife, said Easton sternly;
now, your reason.
The man's brow cleared, and ho
quietly replaced the photograph on
the shelf.
Thank you. he said: she will hove
a man for a husband. But, excuse
me. I think that, your telephone is
ringing.     It is probably for me.
Easton stared at him, beginning to
think he was mad. For you? he
•aid.
Yes, I gave your number when I
rang up at the public ofilco just now.
I am expecting a message of the most
vital Importance,   There Is your ser-
ECZEMA ITCHED
Until'She was Nearly Crazy, Began
with Watery Blisters.  On Ears,
Eyes, Hands and Ankles,   Could
Not Sleep for Scratching.  Cuti-
I cura Soap and Ointment Cured.
 »-....-
Brunswick fit., Frwloricton, V. B.—"I
bad a very bad rase of eczema, Tho trouble
began with watery blisters and ltrhod and
burned until I was nearly crazy. It was on
my ears, eyes, hands and ankle*. I could
not keep the bed clothes over me at night
for the smarting and Itching, My ears
would swell. I would scratch until tho blood
would run and then form a scab. I fait u
If I could take a knife and cut tho flesh on
my hands. It would disfigure my fore and
make It smart and burn and swell. I could
not sleep at night for scratching.
"I tried everything I heard of without
getting any benefit. I used lots of home
remedies, such as lord and Btilphur, and also
was treated for It. Then I tried Cutlcura
Soap and Ointment and they gave mo great
ease. I used them about four months and I
am happy to say I am never troubled now.
The Cutlcura Snap and Olnimont cured mo
completely." (Signed) Mrs. A. 3. Thomp-
fx>n, Mar. ft, 1013.
The regular use of Cutlcura Soap for toilet
and bath not only tends to preserve, purify
and beautify tho skin, scalp, hair and hands,
tut assists In preventing Inflammation, Irritation and clogging or the pores, the common
cause of pimples, blackheads, redness aBd
toughness, yellow, oily, mothy and other unwholesome conditions of tho skin. Cutlcura
Boaa and Cutlcura Ointment are sold
throughout the world. Liberal sample of
each mailed free with 82-p. Hkln Book.
Address post card Potter Drug & Chem,
Corp., Dept. 4*i>. Boston, U. rt. A, -*
vant.
Somo one is asking on the telephone
fir Mr. Nell, air, very Important, suld
j Duck, entering the ronm,  perhaps it
•Is this gentleman.   Ami lie looked inquiringly at Easton's strange visitor.
|     I am Mr. Neil, said the latter.      I
i tvill go,
I     This way. sir, sail Huston's servant;
| but the man had already passed htm
| and was gone from the room.
:    Easton sat down in an armchair and
'. gazed into Ihe tire.      Am I mad? he
[ asked, absolutely dazed.
Mad, sir, no sir, I should say not.
sir. replied his servant who wns still
staring after his master's visitor.
Easton smiled. Oh, are you there.
Duek? I didn't know. N'o. 1 don't
think 1 am mad.     You can go.
No, I am not mad, ho said to himself, and I can't believe this fellow
is either. I never saw a saner man.
Then what on earth does it. all mean
The L, test Suggestion
Advanced legislation we all must admin',
Tho' most of it Is but a bubble;
That Federal Bureau of Women's Attire
Would   prove   but   a   bureau     of
trouble.
W.N.U. 927
LE17ERS FROM^MOTHERS
Every day wo have letters from
thankful moihers telling us what
Bahy's Own Tablets have done for
(heir little ones. Some praise them
for constipation, others for teething
troubles, and still others for vomiting, Indices.kn and the many other
Ills of babyhood and childhood. Wo
have received thousands of letters—
-" ~'vj».~ oratse. Mrs. W. O.
Crowe. Midland. Hit.. P»vs: "I think
very   highly of Baby's Own Tablet*.
Iv.hv when troub-
HIs thoughts were Interrupted. His j 'ed with constipation and thev helped
visitor appeared again, his black eyes , her so much I always keep them in
shining and his firmly-cut ilps com- the house and now use no other med-
pressed. | lolne."-  The Tablets are sold by med-
Major   Kaston,  he   said   quickly.   I! 'cine dealers or hy mail at 25 cents a
will do my    explaining    afterwards. | box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine
Miss Violet Brooke has been violent- i Co.,  Brockvllle, Ont.
ly abducted— , ■ "~*      ~~
My Cod. What In Heaven's name Minister—New, Elmer, can you tell
do you menn?     gasped the Major.      ; me what a. gentleman Is?
On the Embankment tonight. You, Little Elmer—Yes, sir. He's a
saw it.    They took her away In that   crown up boy that used to mind his
car. But they have got mo to deal
with. I have had a message which
calls me away at once. There Is a
taxi-cab waiting at your door. Will
you come with   me
mother.
Small Tommv hurt his finger and his
mother took him In her arms and be-
asked    Neil, I ->an to drv away his tears with her
quickly, his eyes sparkling, his mouth \ handkerchief.
set. !    D-don't wipe m-mv eves yet, m-mam-
The devils, gasped Easton.      Why   ma, she sobbed.     I alnt done c-cryln'
didn't I know?     Will I come?     Yes
to the end ot the world.      But who
are you?
Nell looked   at   him.   I
father, he said.   Come on
Warts are dli.fleurements that disappear when treated with Holloway's
am   her i Corn Cure.
Imitation humor may provoke more
I genuine lnugh'er than the real thing
Rome  men  are modest enough  to
dmlt that thev only know everything
CHAPTER IX
As  Easton's visitor had  told him,
a taxi-cab  was waiting down  below,
in   the  street,  Its  englno  throbbing  "'»"" knowing
loudly, and the two men sprang Into
It.
Knoll HouRO, Regent's Park, Outer
Circle, Nell said to the driver, and
off they went. Then, turning to East- i
ton: Now ask your questions, -ho
tcid.
Easton stammered.     My questions.
I—you—Violet Brookes's  father?
Yes.      1 am her father, said Nell	
quietly.
But her father was Oeneral Brooke, HCW'S THIS?
gasped   the   Major. v>'n offer r'ne lliinrtr"'t Dn!'ar* Rcwnrd
vn r«nni--il     RronVp     was     Eda ! f°r nrtv coee of C-tnr'-ti  tlint cannot he
i\o.      Uenerai    Brooke    was   fcaa   cnled bv n,|v» Catarrh Cure.
Brookes father       Eda was uot VIo- p   j   CHENEY & po.. Toledo, n.
let  Brooke's sister. v-„  'th„  „nrie-stBned,  have  known  F.
Not   her   bister.       Oil,   Impossible,1 j    ct-e-.ioy for 'he lust 15 years, and he-
she would have told me, cried Easton,; lleva him perfeotl- honest In all business
Ii        ii     .    ~i    .a   »    1.  1...11......   ij liansactloia nn '. flnnnHntly able to parry
wiping his forehead, half Inclined to   mIt „„,. n„iimtlnni made by his firm.
Tenrher—Ts there anv connection
between  mind  and matter?
Small Boy—Yes, If a hoy doesn't
mind there'll be something the matter.
When the nveraee roan does make
an honest confession, he roakes it in
strict confidence to himself.
]        WALDtNO   RINNAN & MARVIN,
YVhnleEnl- Druggists, Toledo. O.
'    ITnll's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally.
' aotlne directly unon the blood and moreen surlac-rt nf the system. Testimonials
re-   sent free.      Price 75 eents   per    bottle.
Sold  bv  all  Druggists.
Take Mail's Family PUIs for constlpa-
douht Ills ears
She does not know, said Neil.
Does not kniw? Does not know you?
Nell shook his head. She does
not know me. She would npt
member ever to have seen me. I
passed out of her life when she was
a child, a baby. Eda Brooke was
General Brooke's daughter, and they
wero brought up together as sisters.
And Oeneral Brooke knew? asked
Easton.
Mr. Nell smiled sadly. Yes. Oeneral Brooke knew, he said. But here
we are.     Wait a moment.
The cab had pulled up outside tbe
gates of a large house, standing In Its I They Soothe Excited Nerves.—
own grounds, sheltered by trees and I Nervous affect'ons are usually attri-
a high wall. j billable to defective digestion, as the
Neil jumped out and telling the cah-  stomach dominates the nerve centre
Give the baby a full dinner pall and
room to kick and he will be hanpy.
A little learning is not as dangerous as the big conceit that goes with
It.
Some women are known by the husbands they support.
man   to  switch off his engine, took
his Utile electric torch from his pnck.'t
A course of    Parmelee's    Vegetable
Pills   will still all disturbances of this
rich to norm; 1 action relieve the
nerves from Irritation. There Is no
icdatlvo like them and In the correct/
ind stooping, surveyed the road up i character, and hy restoring the stooi-
to the gale with tho greatest care.      j
His scrutiny evidently did not sat
Isfy   him,   for   lie  clicked   his   torch
again into his pocket, shaking Ills jol1 0f irregularities of the digestive
head. No good, I am afraid, he said- processes, no preparation has done so
to Easton, returning to the cab win-^ effrptlvp work, as can he testified fo
dow.      But there may be a chance, I |)V thousands. ,
Come with mo and see.
A sentimental young lady from town
was on the steamship quay, where
she saw a young girl sitting nn a
trunk in an attitude of utter dejection, and despair.
Poor   tiling,   thoucht   the   romnntlr
young lady.    She la  probably  alone
and  a  stranger.      Iler pale  cheeks
nd great sad eyes tell of a  broken
heart and a yearning sympathy.
—■ I    she went over to the traveller to
Silhouettes win her confidence.
For a long time, raid the servant!     r™""''   ln   >°V8'  flhp   »8"cl1  s>'m'
to her mistress. 1 hnve wanted to ask   pathetically
Easton descended, and together th«v |
opened the gate and walked up the:
long drive. ;
The house they approached looked i
empty and daWtad, for Ihere were;
no lights In any nf the windows: but j
It. was already past eleven o'clock at
night, and It was possible tho Inhabitants hud all gone to bed. i
(To be Continued) I i
who those black faces nre In the pi
tore over the writing table.
Those are silhouette, explained the
mistress. They are the grand-parents of my husband, and the littie
girl la his mother as a child.
Yes, but the thing that seems so
strange to me is that your husband
Is white, while his ancestors wore
black.
A Dramatic Finish
She (after the proposal)— What?
Marry you—a drunkard, gambler and
Impostor? Ha. hn. Begone, sir, before I ring and have you ejected.
Ho—Isabello, am I to take this as a
refusal?
No. replied the girl with a sigh:
crossed In the Frolic, and an awfully
rough   vassage,
Mnard's  Liniment Cures Colds, Ac.
Judge Giles Raker, of a Pennsylvania county, was likewise cashier of his
Ii ime hank. A man presented a
cheque one day for payment. He
was a stranger. His evidence of
Identification was not satisfactory to
the cashier.
Why Judge,  said    the    man,    T've
known you- to sentence men    lo   he
hanged  on   t.o  better  evidence  than
this.
Very likely, replied the judge, but
i when It comes to letting go of cold
'cash we have to be mighty careful.
Present Indications for next year'j
sugar crop In the West Indies are ok j
ceedlngly gloomy, and It is generally !
considered that, even with good rains ;
from now on to the end of the year. I
only half an average crop can be j
reaped.
Young wife—Know where the sclv
sors is, petty?
Young Husband—What do you
want it for, dearie?
Young wife—While I have time I
want to cut all our bills in two, as
you suggested.
We hear much of compromise nowadays, said a politician recently, and
;t is sometimes a good thing. Ho
knew a young man who got married
about a year ago, and he and his wife
were constantly arguing as to whether they should buy two cycles or an
up-to-date motorcycle. Meeting hlni
one day. he said: '
My wife and I wrangbd for months
hut thank goodness, we've compromised  at  last.
What have you compromised on?
A baby carriage, he proudly answered .
I     WOMAN  ON TOUR  IN AFRICA
I Dressed In Man's Clothing. Mrs   Mar
:      cuerite Rib/ Travels 3500 Miles
Mrs. Marguerite Roby has re-
I turned to L^nUo . after a oSOO
j iniltj journey lu the Congo. Sne trav.
j eled iu man's clothing and was at-
| tended only by a constantly changing
• company of bali-otvlltzed blacks.
Mrs. Roby, who is still suffering
i from tlie effects of tropical illness,
I described her adventure iu au inter-
I view.
|    She was frequently deserted by her
j porters and guides and left stranded.
j She narrowly escaped    death   in    a
charge ma.io by a herd of wild but-
falos.     She shot four of the animals
i in less than twenty minutes, when ail
her attendants had fled.
In many districts stie was the first
white woman to he seen by the natives. On one occasion she had a lively hour or two In a wild, almost barbaric part of tile lower Congo. She
had only one black hoy to escort her
and she sat down by the side of a
narrow road.
Everything was still. Mrs. Rooy
said, and the country around seemed
as lonely and uninhabited as a long
forgotten graveyard. In a moment
two or three thousand savage-eyed
black men, with spears and clubs, appeared as if from the ground, and
surrounded me. The men were repulsively ugly, and fearsome streaks
of brilliant red paint marked out the
lines of the'r eyes and mouths.
The chief demanded that I should
stay in his village, but I refused
Fortunately I hau my revolver and several guns with me, and that seemed
to terrify the most evil-looking of my
unwelcome visitors hut It was a long
time before I could quite placate
them. The chief I heard later had
sounded the war drum that night and
had called his people from miles
around to see the white woman dance,
but fortunately foe the audience I did
not attend.
Mrs. Rohy has a very poor opinion
of the natives of the lower Congo.
She declares that the missionaries
have spoiled them. Their Insolence
Is absolutely abominable, Bhe said.
I won't work, they will Bay, and If yon
touch me I shall make a report to
the magistrate.
My experience has taught me that
the mission boy Is the biggest rogue
thief, and murderer, even that one
can find.
This Is the second Journey, Mrs.
Roby has undertaken In tlie Congo
and In all she has covered some R"00
miles through some of the wildest
and most isolated parts of the country.
Revenge
It's all right, my  dear;   go ahead,
aud call me down.
I will, and   ou deserve It, too.
That's right.     Rub it Into me now.
j Have the las; word If you want to.
j Have the last hundred words. If you
| like, but I'll got evj.. with you.
1    Oh, you will, eh?
Yes, vim bet 1 will. i'i] square this
little argument.
And what may I ask are von going
to do?
Do? I'm going to vote against giving you the I allot: that's what I'm
going to do.
And with a triumphant air he walked out of the house.
Constipation ■
is an enemy within the camp. It will
undermine the strongest constitution
and ruin the most vigorous health.
It leads to indigestion, biliousness,
impure blond, bad complexion, sick
headaches, and is one of the most
frequent causes of appendicitis. To
neglect it is slow suicide. Dr. Morse's
Indian Root Pills positively cure
Constipation. They are entirely
vegetable in composition and do not
sicken, weaken or gripe. Preserve
your health by taking
Dr. Morse's    "
Indian Root Pills
Tin you bcltevp lu love nt first siKhf* '     Tho pfrl that can't sImr and won't
Of courso I do, my dear.      Pf1 yo;i '■ try to Bins la a bird that any ynan«
suppose IM huVP married your father   mini  should bo anxious to turnibi a
If I'd taken ,t second look. \ c.14.; for.
SATAN   AS  ANGEL   OF  TRIAL
Englishwoman     Places      Proverbial
Father  of   Evil   in   Favorable
Light
A novel and entir ely nev;
conception of satan was an interesting feature of the Hon. Sybil Amherst's dramatized version of the Book
of Job, performed by tbe Norwich
Players at the King's Hall. Covent
Garden, on November 28.
Instead of following the popular notion, satan was represented as aa
Angel of Trial.
Many learned professors have Indorsed this theory, reading the Bool:
of Job. as meaning that satan only acted as a judge of the evildoer, instead
of being the Evil One himself.
Miss Amherst's reading of Job is
that satan is depicted as one of tho
Sons of God--or the Elohim,
"He Is represented," said Miss Amherst yesterday, "as the Angel of
Trial or the Accuser. His function ia
to search out and weigh the deeds o(
men, to see if thel? service to God
is perfetly disinterested or not.
It is only in later years that satan
was thought of as an evildoer, probably owing to the misunderstanding
of his function as judge.
Among scholars who are Interested
in this theory, and who will probably
attend the performance, are Prof. A.
S. Peake, of Manchester University;
Canon Konnett, regius professor of
Hebrew, Cambridge; Canon Driver,
regius professor of Hebrew, Oxford;
and Prof. C. M. Montlflore, who edited the Bible for home reading.
The drama aroused intense enthusiasm among church students when
produced last year at Norwich, and
Miss Amherst received great praise
for her beautiful and delicate rendering of the book for stage purposes. It
has received *he approval of the Bishop of London.
No objection can be taken to the
performance on the ground of want
of reverence. The Divinity is represented by a Voice.
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ANOTHER   BIG   DIAMOND   FOUND
More Than Half the Size of the Culll
nan Its Value is not Estimated
An article In the Rand Dally
Mall atntes that a diamond of 1649
carats wua found In the Premier mine,
this belntt the second largest dlnmoud
evor found In the world.
The new stone la more than half
the size of the f'ullinan diamond,
which cunie from the same mine.
The new stone has black streaks but
the experts consider that the flaws
are only on the Btirface.
The weights of some of the most
ramoiis diamonds in the world ar?
as follows:
Cullinan    3025%
Koh-l-nor 186%
Great Mogul   787
The Culllnan diamond was also
found In the Transvaal at the Premier
Transvaal diamond mine, and was
named after '.he then chairman of the
company. It was presented to the
king by the Transvaal government,
and was cut Into eleven flawless
stones. The largest of 616^ carats, Is In the imperial crown and two
great stones are worn by the queen
as jewels , as a pendant on state occasions.
Robert Burns' Razor Is to
to bo sold at Sotheby's, In London, in
a fortnight's time. It has a bone handle bearing sliver plates, which give
lis pedigree—The Inst razor lhat Rod-
ert Hums ever shaved with. Each
successive owner since It. was presented by Robert Burns, Jr., lo William Dnnbar, In ISM, has added a
plate, indicating tbe purchase, the last
being Edward Quallle, who dted in
1900.
Advantages and Saving by Using
The Loading Platform
In Wt writing we desire to p ut before oar Western Pinners th*
savin* and advantage of loading grain dlree'. on can. Shipping grala
through an elevator, It matters no» whether a Government elevator or
one run by an elevator company or Individ lal owner, does not add
the, leiti fraction of a cent to the value of he grain, nor does It glv»
the farmer any better chance of marketing !t to advantage than when
loaded direct on cars. But loading direct :n cars cuts out In the first
place tie elevator charge, which Is usually l^jo, per bushel, say
$17.5.1 on a thousand bushel car. The elavator dockage Is alio
saved- this may be worth more or less, depjndlng partly on how dlrrr
the grain Is, but mostly on the farmer's abMty In holding his own
with the elevator man taking It In. On the averago the dockage
may <>c considered worth 3c per tushel to the farmer, or say 130 per
car of 1,000 bushels. When grain Is loadid direct Into ear orer the
leading Platform, the farmer knowc for su-e that It Is his verv own
grain that will be graded by the Inspector, ar.fl that he will without
doubt receive the full and exact outturn of his car at whichever terminal elevator It is unloaded: for all grain a unloaded from the care
under government superlntendance and weUhed by properly qualified
government welghmen under the rules an 1 rupervlaton of the Dominion Government Board of Grain Commissioners.
Of -oarse, it makes no difference In our loading of the farmere'
grain whether It has been shipped through an elevator or over the
Loading Platform, hut it can easily be seen from what we have stated
ahov» where the farmer's advan tags lies, when It saves him around
$50 or more on every ear he ships.
We continue to act as the farmers' agen* !n looking after and dls-
posin» of carlot shipments nf who?*, oats, barley and flax strictly on
a commission of 1 cent per bushel. We ire not connected with,
nor Imfrestetl In any elevator companies or elevntora, either local or
terminal, neither ar» we track buyers. In fact, we never buy farmers' gruln on our own account, but onlv to Lin Ale and dispose of the
train si.trusted to us as the agents of tho=e who employ ns. Many
years' experience, with a wide connection and ample facilities for en-
gasln* In this sneelal branch of the grain trade, have given ns a re.
putnt'on nf the highest character In It. Wi make liberal advances
nn car bills nf lading. Write us for shipping Instructions and market Information. We give as references to a'r reliability, efficient
snd financial standing any city or country Rank Manager In Westers
Hsnnds
Thompson Sons & Company
GRAIN  COMMISSION   MERCHANTS
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Opportunity
There are Four Things which never
come back
■Stv
The Spoken Word
The Sped Arrow
The Past Life
The Neglected
Opportunity
There Is an old saying that "Opportunity
has hair in front and Is bald behind. If
you seize hrr by Mie forelock you may detain her. but It you suffer her to escape not
even Jupiter himself can catch her again."
Many people do with "Opportunity" ns
children do nt the sea-shore—they All their
hands with sand and let the grains fall
through, one by one. till they are gone.
This Is the day of the farmers' opportunity, with a new country where new Institutions and new lines of easiness are
coming up. Why net change the order ot
things? The old methods have been a failure so far as the farmer wat concerned; he
produced the wealth and handed it over to
other corporations lor distribution, getting
back the measly share they grudgingly gave
him.
Think this over and decide to help build
nn a new order of tilings.
THE GRAIN GROWERS' GRAIN CO., LTD.
Winnipeg, Man.    HM,cT^AR,?o"FF.ciD"us   Calgary, Alta.
Subscribe for Stock
and ship
Your Grain to
Priest as Architect
It. Is stated lhat Father Benedict, rector of the Earlsfield Roman
Catholic Church, has executed the
plans for a new Roman Catholic
church, to to erected near Wimbledon railway jtation. He has also designed plans for a large church for
himself, at Earsfleld, which will be
a replica of Orvleto Cathedral, Italy.
Nothing shocks a girl quite as much
as hearing an elderly woman laugh
over the love disappointment she had
when young.
Boy Climbs i20-Foot Chimney
Challenged by some other boys-
a 10-year-old Burton schoolboy has
just accomplished the daring feat of
climbing a chimney shaft 120 feet In
height, which 's being repaired. By
the time the Intrepid youngster hail
reached the top of the ladder, a large
crowd had collected, and tho onlookers had nn anxious few minutes whllo
the tiny figure was seen walking calmly down a small, unprotevM staging.
A book-keeper out of a Job li n«>
orally a man nf no account.
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duticu-
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COMING EAST THIS WINTER?
After the busy seaBon Is over, pack
up and ccme oast and spend three
months in one of our schools. Business education will help you to win
out. It costs but little to get It.
Write ue ■ ir our new Cnrruculuui and
plau to let us help you. Address
W. H. Shaw, President, "Shaw's
Sohools," Toronto, Canada.
A NEEDLE WHEN YOU NEED IT
No matter what you want to Few or
durn. you'll llnd just the needle yoti
wmit In THE FAMILY NBEOLH
CASE. Would cost double If
Imuslit separately. These needles
we the finest silver steel and inateh-
I..-H for Klmrpiiesp and niiisu. Send
Kin. tor the Family Noedlo Cuse.
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Montreal Canada
I    WONDERFUL   DISCOVERY
In this age of research and experiment.
all nature Is ransacked by the BCtantlltc
•for tlie comfort- and happiness ot man.
Bolenee has Indeed ninde giant strides
In the past cenlury, nnd among tlie—by
-no means least Important—discoveries in
medicine Is that ot Themuion. which has
beell used with srent success In French
Hospitals and that It Is worloy the attention of those who suiter from kidney,
bladderi nei-vous diseases, chronic weaknesses, ulcers, skin eruptions, piles, &e.,
there Is no doubt. In fact It seems evi.
dent from the big stir created amongst
specialists, that THERAPION Is destined
to cast Into oblivion nil those questionable remedies lhat were formerly fee
sole rellnnea  .if medical men.   It  Is of
course Impossible to tell sufferers all we
phftu'il lllce to tell them In tills shnrt
article, lint those who would like to know
more about tills remedy that has effected so many—we might aimo-o say. miraculous cures, should rend addressed envelope for FREE book lo Dr. I.e Cleie
■•a —.-...,.1. Rend. Hamp-
stead.  London.  England,  and  decide  to.'
■themselves whether the New French
Remedy "THERAPION" No. 1. No. 3 er
No. 3 Is what thev require and have been
seelMng In vain during a life of misery,
suffering, 111 health and unhapplness.
Theraplon Is sold bv druvirlsts nnd all
leading medicine dealers In  Canada.
AN feNRRGETIC AGENT IN EACH
town to Introduce our line to (he public; big money can be made and permanent position secured. Apply lo
The Queen City Silver Co., Toronto.
Not Yet
Now that tie election la over let
us quit regarding each other as a
tool and be ,'riends again.
It la too soon to talk of that. Don't
forget that yon have a bet with me
which makes It necessary for you to
eat your hat.
In the crisp, bright October air, the
•sweet young tnlng had been for a drive
with her sweetheart and returned
freshened and glowing with excitement.
Oh, mother, she cried, Tom and I
had the narrowest escape from in
awful accident. The horse nearly
bolted and I don't know what would
have happened.
Wc were going through a narrow
lane when, all of a sudden a pheasant
got up from the hedge and flew across
-the horse's head nnd before Tom could
grasp the reins—
Er, enquired the young brother—
wasn't he holding them then?
And It took a long time to explain
clearly what actually did happen.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Dlstempsr
Boasting
(To the Girl who sat on my pipe)
"1 loved you for your blushes ripe
And  tempting  lips—ahem—
'Ontll you flounced upon my pipe
And crushed the amber stem.
Explained
Willie—Why did the boy stand on
the burning deck when all but him
bad fled?
Tommy—I suppose he was the hero
In that moving film, and he was paid
to stand there.
THE   FREIGHT  RATE   ENQUIRY
Further  Postponement    of    Proceedings Before the Railway Board
The enquiry into western freight
freight rales at (Utawa lias been lur-
ther postponed, irpou the application
of tlie counsel for Saskatchewan and
Alberta, who require more time m
digest the mass of figures presented
by tho railway companies.
The exhibits laid before the Railway
Board consist of several volumes of[
figures, so lhat the best a newspapar
is' capable of is to set forth as Impartially as it can the facts which they
appear to establish beyond reasonable
doubt.
The Winnipeg Board of Trade and
other hoards were evidently In error
In saying that rates out of Winnipeg
had not been reduced since 18SG. when
Sir William Vail Home pledged himself that they would diminish as the
volume of traffic Increased.
A book ot 75 pages Is devoted to
showing the numerous reductions that
have been made since then. As regards wheat, for Instance, the Canadian Pacific rate from Winulpeg to
T.ake Superior has been reduced from
?8 reals per ion pounds to 10 cents,
that Is, from 17 to 0 cents per
bushel.
It is not the case that rates In the
Canadian West are so much higher
Mian in the adjacent Stales as to constitute a -nrlouB handicap on the Canadian settler.
The exhibits go to prove that our
Western rates are on the whole lower
than those in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming, although population Is greater and traffic more dense
over there than with us.
It was a mistake to assert that rates
on the Soo line, a road In the United
States controlled by the, Canadian
Pacific, were considerably lower than
the Canadian Pacific rates in the Canadian West.
The experts say it might well he
that ah American road owned hy tho
Canadian Pacific served a territory
so much older aud more thickly populated than ours as to warrant tha
company in granting lower rates than
those we onjoy without incurring any
moral blame; precisely as the owners
of a Winnipeg journal might, for much
the same reason, produce a better
newspaper at Chicago or New York
without charging more for it to tlie
man on the street. At any rate, so
far ns the rates on the Soo road are
concerned, they are not lower but
higher than the. rates in the Canadian
West.
It was commonly asser'ed and believed that rates on tactory goods com*
lag !o the Wsi*. from Eastern Canada
wore higher than the raiew. on similar goods from ilia Eastern States to
the North- Western States above
named, which are our Immediate competitors. Very often the Winnipeg
agents of Eastern manufacturers declared this to be so when slumped to
account for the greater cheapness o'
factory goods on the American than
on the Canadian side of the line.
But. according to the exhibits, it
is without foundation. The Cannd,
Ian rates are lower than the American, notwithstanding that the Canadian goods are, as a rule, hauled a
greater distance and have to be carried, If carried all-rail, across the huge
desert lying between North Bay and
Winnipeg, whore there is no local
freight.
On the other hand, it is true that
rates In the West nre higher than the
average nin of rates in tha Province
of Ontario. The Canadian roads
plead that Ontario has a much greater
and more compact population than
(he West has, besides which, rates
in Ontario have to be reduced to tho
lowest point for half the year to meet
water competition.
If we retort by asklnc: Since you
can afford to carry freight there at.
abnormally low rates to meet water
competition, why cannot you afford ti
carry It for like ratos all over your
system? They reply that it would
be impossible.
Ontario summer rates, they say,
yield so little above the notual cost
of the haul, that. If thev were apoll^d
all over the road would have to go Into hankruptcy. Yet the trifle t""se
rates do turn Into the treasury enables
Ihe company, to that extent, to 1'oen
down rates elsewhere. Similarly,
the wheat rate from Winnipeg to Lake
Superior, perhaps tho lowest In the
world, could not he undo the eeneral
rate for all communities without ruinous consequences.
These are the chief nnlnts brouarht
out by Ihe exhibits which tlie railways
have put In.
Little Lola—Where are you going,
Auut .losle?
Aunt .losle—To the professor's,
dear, to take a fencing lesson.
Little Lola—Plenso take me with
you nuntte. I want to see you climb
a fence.
•Oe. a box er six boxes for 12.50,
et all dealeni, or Tha Oodda Medicine Company, Limited, Toronto,
Canada.
W.N.U. 127
The farmer's mule had Just balked In
tho rood when the country doctor
came. The farmer asked the physician if he could give him something
to start the mule. The doctor said
he could and reaching down Into his
medicine ense, gave the animal some
powder. The mule switched his tail
and tossed his head nnd s'arted on
n. mad gallop down ihe road. The
farmer looked first at the flying animal nnd then at the doctor.
How much did that medicine cost,
Doc? he asked.
Oh, about 13 cents, said tho physic-
Ian.
Well, give me a nuarter's worth
quick. And he swallowed it. I've
got to. catch that mule.
A reporter was once interviewing a
famous English international football
er, and asked him how he liked being
a professional footballer.
Immensely, he replied.
Ay, but well enough to bring your
children up to It?   said the reporter
N'o he replied, not well enough for
that.
But why? asked tlie reporter?
Because they are lassies, said he
with a loud laugh.
The reporter collapsed.
Native silver has been discovered
In good quantities at Siowart Lake,
114 miles north west, of tho Gre.nl
Trunk Pacific line at Fort George and
is being diligently followed up.
<o matter how poor a woman Is in.*
can alw.ys roast of having rich ren
tlons.
QUEEN   BUYS  CHRISTMAS   GIFTS'
Unrecognized in London Stores, She
Purchase* Articles In the Ordinary Way
Queen Mary has already begun ber
Christmas shopping.
Her majesty liKes to buy things
privately in her own quiet way, and
prefers to vibit a shop in person
rather than to have a number of articles sent to Buckingham palace from
which she can make a selection.
Few, If any. of the busy crowds
of people going their various ways
through Cambridge circus on Thursday afternoon knew that the queen
was buying Christmas presents quite
close at hand.
Hundreds passed and repassed the
private motor brougham standing outside the old bookshop at the corner
of Shaftesbury avenue, and within
the boundaries of the notorious Seven
Dials, without giving it the slightest
attention,
The bookshep was that ot Joseph
Zachsusdorf. Here her majesty,
who was accompanied by a lady In
waiting, spent considerably more than
an hour, purchasing many hand-
bound volumes o„ a varioty of subjects, as well as ono or two novels.
Credited with being an exceedingly
good shopper, Queen Mary gives a
minimum amount ot trouble to tbose
detailed to attend to her requirements.
Sho knew exactly what she wanted
when she went Into the bookshop, and
spared no pains to explain her wishes to the assistant.
Most of the time she was in the
shop her majesty was inspecting
other books, which she had not come
to buy, but which interested her.
She purchased several volumes,
which she at first pickod off the bookshelves and bookcases quite casually.
NEW  HALL  CAINE    PLAY
for
, The Woman Thou    Gavest    Me
England and America
|    Hall Calne Is at present at work on
I a stage version of ins latest book:
The  Woman  Thou Gavest Me;   and
that he haa already entered into an
j agreement    with     the     well-known
American theatrical managers, Messrs.
; Klaw and Erianger, for its production
' In New York in the autumn of next
year.
Negotiations are proceeding for an
elaborate presentation of the play In
London, simultaneously with that In
New York, but these negotiations are
not yet far enough advanced to Justify an allusion to the management
concerned in them.
It wlU be remembered that "The
Christian," dramatised by himself,
was first produced In America, and
"The Eternal City," in which Sir
Herbert Tree appeared as Baron
Bonelll, had a New York production
on the same day that It was presented
at His Majesty's Theatre.
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used internally with as much success
as It can outwardly. Sufferers from
asthma and catarrh will find that the
Oil when used according to direotlons
will give Immediate relief. Many sufferers from these ailments have found
relief In the Oil and have sent testimonials .
WOULD FALL
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WHEN     SHE     ATTEMPTED       TCI
WORK,  SO  EXHAUSTED  WAS
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
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Good afternoon, Jimmy, said the
nice young lady visiting his mothers
house in the cweet cause of charity
Why don't you come to our Sunday
school? A lot of your little friends
have Joined and we are going to have
a lovely party at Christmas.
Jimmy shook his head, Then suddenly he exclaimed:
Has a boy called Snooks, with rel
hair, joined yet?
Yes dear, said the nice young lady,
and he seems to like it. He's such
a good little boy.
Huh, Is he? muttered Jimmy. Weil
if he's there I'll come, too. I've been
looking for him for three months and
never knew where to find him before.
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures  Dlphthtrli
Nervous prostration is a terrible disease to all who understand Its symptoms. At times the sufferer feels
comparatively well, but with slight
exertion the dreadful helplessness returns and all strength and vitality
seems to leave the system.
This letter from Mrs. Martin very
well describes the terrible condition
in which many a sufferer finds herself. She also tells how she regained health and strength by using Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food after all other
treatment had failed.
Mrs. Edwin Martin, Ayer's Cliff,
Que., writes:—"Before I began using
Dr. ChaBe's Nerve Food I was In a
terrible condKbn from nervous exhaustion and prostration. Dizzy
spells would come over me and I
would fall to the floor. The weakness was so great that I could not so
much as sweep the floor without fainting, but the nerve food helped ino
after the doctors failed. It has done
wonders in building my nervous system. I can do my own housework now
and washing, and feel that this great
medicine has been a Ood-send to roe.
I think it is the best of medicines."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50c. a box,
6 for $2.50. at all dealers or Edman-
son, Bates ii Co., Limited, Toronto.
Prize Fighter (entering school with
his son)—You give this boy of mine
a thrashing yesterday, didn't you?
Schoolmaster (very nervously)—I—
er—perhaps—
Prize Fluhter—Well, give us your
hand, you're a champion. I can't do
nothing with him myself.
A fire insurance agent tells this one.
We have some funny experiences In
our business. One day a small merchant of the Hill section came to me
and Insured his stock of ready-made
clothing for $3,600. He was golns
out with the policy when I reminded
him that he had forgotten iu pay the
premium.
How much is it? enquired the customer.
Oh, Just a •Ittle matter of J24.
Well, said he, suppose you Just let
the premium stand and deduct It when
the store burns down.
A small negro hoy stood hy the
side ot the road near a river, standing
on ono foot, holding his head on one
side and pounding the top of it with
his hand.
What's tlie matter? Inquired the
traveller?
Watali in mah ear, grinned the hoy,
Well, well, I dcclnrc, said (ho (ravelling man. To think I'd forgotten
I've done the selfsame thing many a
time wlieu I've hern In swimming
and got water In my ears.
I ain't been er swlmniln, said the
hoy.
How'd you get water In your car.
then?
Ah been eatln' watcrmllllons, was
the reply.
Help for Asthma. Neelect glv>s
asthma a great advantage. The trouble
once It has secured a foothold, fastens its grip on the bronchial passages
tenaciously. Dr. J. D. Kellogg's
Asthma Remedy is daily curing cases
of asthma of long standing. Years
of suffering, however, mleht have
been prevented had the remedy been
used when the trouble was In Its first
stages. Do not neglect asthma, but
use this preparation at once.
A lawsuit was   recently    in    full
swing and during the progress a witness  was  crrss-oxamined  as  to  the
habits and character of the defendant.
Has Mr. M— a reputation for being
abnormally iazy? asked the counsel
briskly?
Well, sir, It's this way-
Will you kindly answer the question
asked?
Well, sir, ' was going to say it's
this way. I don't want to do the gentleman in question an injustice. And
I don't go so far as to say, sir, that
he's lazy, exactly; but if It required
any voluntary work on his part to digest his food—why, he'd die from lack
ot nourishment.
Such a Romantic Girl
Jack—The college girl I am engaged
to picked me up on grammar before
a week had passed over our heads.
Tom—You got oif easy.     The one
I knew corrected my English while I
was proposing to her.
The  Jokc   Paralyzed  Him
Gibbs—What did you do when the
footpad donumded your watch. I
Dihbs—Told him 1 had no time to
spare and hurried on.
Mike Hogan had been a laborer, hut
he received a largo legacy after which
the family put on a groat deal of
style and endeavored to forget Mike's
humble beginning. Finally ho died
and at the funeral many beautiful floral tributes were received from his
sorrowing friends. In looking at I
them Ihe widow suddenly dried her
tears and glaicd angrily at au auchor j
of  flowers.
What's the matter? asked a friend
who was with her. ;
What 01 want lo know, said the}
bereaved wife lu tones trembling with
anger, Is ihe name av th' mon lhat \
slnt thot pick.
A foolish Kir. makes a husban I out
of her lover; a wise one makes a
lover out ot her husband.
His Undoing
I wonder, said the youthful student,
how the prodigal son   came   to   go'
broke?
I suspect, replied Farmer Corntoss-:
el, it was because lie spent, his time
in town hanging around talking about i
how 1 uplift tho farmer. :
Many a man has had a close shave
who never patronized a barber. |
When a man begins to abuse his
home town It's time tor him to move
out. j
Some people fall to win because
others do not lose.
A DOCTOR'S SLEEP
Found He Had to Leave Off Tea and
Coffee
Many persons do not realize that a
had stomach will cause Insomnia.
Tea and coffee drinking being such
an ancient and respectable form of
habit, few realize that the drug—caffeine—contained In lea and coffee, is
one of the principal causes of dyspepsia and  nervous troubles.
Without their usual portion of tea
or coffee, tho caffeine topers are nervous, Irritable and fretful. That's the
way with a whiskey drinker. He has
got to have his dram "to settle his
nerves"—habit.
To leave off tea or coffee Is an easy
matter if you w,ant to try it, because
Postum gives a gentle hut natural support to the nerves and does not contain nny drug—nothing but food.
Physicians know this to bo true, as
one from the South writes:
"I have cured myself of a long-standing ca^e of Nervous Dyspepsia by leaving off coffee and using Postum," says I
the doctor.
"1 also enjoy refreshing sleep, to
which I've been an utter stranger for
20 years.
"In treating dvspepsia in Its various
typos. 1 find li'.tle trouble when I can I
Itvluce nat'ents to quit coffee and)
adopt Postum,"
The doctor Is rleht and "there's ai
reason." Head tho little book, "Thej
Road to Wellville," In nkgs.
Postum now comes In concentrated
powder form calico  Instant Postum.
It Is prepared by stirring a level tea-]
spoonful in a cup of hot water, adding I
sugar to taste, and enough cream to I
bring the color to golden brown.
Instant Postum Is convenient;
there's no waste; and the flavor Is
always uniform. Sold hy grocers—
50-cup tin 30 cts.. 100-cup tin 50 eta,
A fi-cup trial tin mailed for grocer's name and 2-cent stamp for postage. Canadian Postum Cereal Co.,
Ltd., Windsor, Ont,
CZAR'S  SON  WAS  SHOT
New  Light Thrown  Upon the  Mysterious Illness of the Little
Czarvitch
The Czar's eight year old heir,
his only son, Is recovering from his
illness, but the mystery maintained
by the Russian court and police dally
deepens.
The report of an attempt on his life
In the imperial yacht Standart Is now
given in Paris with circumstantial detail. The explanation ot the admiral's suicide, followed by the attempted suicide of a girl with whom he had
relations, Is ssld to be that the girl,
a revolutionary, used her influence
with the admiral to secure the presence of a nihilist In the crew. The
other conflicting accounts of the 111-
neBs or accident of the czar's son ascribe It to a fall from a pony, or a
bicycle, or a spar in tho yacht, an
accident In his bath, a hemorrhage,
kidney disease, or peritonitis, in-
fiamation of the membrane lining
of the intestines.
The story accepted here as true Is
that the prluce was shot with a
Browning pistol, and he owed his
life to the fact that when he saw an
individual approaching with a pistol
pointed at him he attempted to escape. But his assailant was too quick
and as the startled hoy turned to on<?
side he fired :.nd the bullet Inflicted
a deep wound In tho lower part of
the abdomen.
In the confusion'tho person who had
fired slid down a rope over the side
of the Standart and escaped either
In a boat or hy swimming ashore.
He has succeeded In getting out of
Russia. It was through his confession that the attempt became
known outside court circles.
Admiral Chagln was not on board
the yacht when the prince was
wounded. The role played by the
girl student, Helen Soqoloff, who tried
to commit suicide after the admiral's
suicide and to whom he left a sum
of money in his will. Is more serious
than has been hinted at. and In view
of her responsibility In the matter It
Is perhaps not surprising that she attempted her life.
It Is necessary to recall that In
1882, the year following the assassination of the Czar Alexander II. by a
bomb, a military revolutionary party
was formed In St. Petersburg, with
tranches at Cronstadt. NIcolalcff, and
Sebastopol. It had as Its chief Colonel Aschenbrenner, with whom were
associated Lieutenants Baron Strom-
berg and Suchanoff. The famous nihilist, Marie Vera Flgner, was also a
member. Suchanoff, afler being
tried for complicity in a nihilist plot,
was shot, and Mario Flgner and Colonel Aschenbrenner were condemned
to death, but their sentences were
commuted to twenty years' detention
in. a fortress.
The military organization to which
these revolutionaries belonged was
dlBbanded, but It la believed that it
was recently re-formed. Helen So-
koloff, with whom Admiral Chagln
was in love, is reported to have been
one of its emissaries. Thanks to her
influence with him, the unsuspecting
officer wns made use of to facilitate
the access of revolutionaries lo the
imperial yacht, and the attempt nn
the czar's son was rendered possible.
A Frenchman with a name spelled
a la Paris and pronounced something
like Cachoo hnd never learned to read
or write, hut he managed to disguise
tho fact pretty well until he moved to
a new community, where Ihe name
was not common. Oolng lo the post-
ofllco one  morning,  he  enquired:
Qot any mail for Joe Cu-choo,
How do yon spell It?
Can't you spell Joo Ca-choo?
No, said the clerk. I never heard
It before.
Then the disgust of the Frenchman,
boiled over, and he snorted:
Well, If you can't spoil, why don't
you Bell your old poatoffice to someone who can?
In accordance with the tie cutting
privileges granted to the Ornnd Trunk
Pacific Railway hy Its Dominion charier, the companv has notified Mr. It.
H. MacMIIlan, Chief Forester of British Columbia, that approximately
000,000 lies will bo cut in the vicinity of Tete Jaunc Cache. Under Its
agreement the IJ.T.P. Is entitled lo
take all of these from live wood hut
an arrangement has been made whereby 150,000 will be taken from wood
fire-killed last year. This Is an experiment to tost the relative durability of live and fire-killed wood. The
Railroad has further agreed to burn
all the hush for a distance of 300 feet
on either side of the right-of-way! As
an indication of tho development
which Is to take place in the I.'pper
Fraser Valley one firm has made arrangements to put in two sawmills,
which will each have a capacity of
175,000 feet per day.
A cat may look at a king but a man
with hav fever would sneeze at anything.
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Hat and celti water In every ream
Hetel  practically   Flraprtet
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Ask your Clothier to show you
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Everybody likes the
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TORONTO'S FAMOUS
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Girls
Now's the Time. Arldrtis
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MS® MAPLE
BUTTER
All grocers 25c. lb.  Tin
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Eiflneers and Boilermakers
Sellers   of   all     klnds-En»inea.
Pumps, and Heavy 1'la.e Work
Write us fur Prices
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Mss.WiNSLmV* SooTHiNO svrip ha« bee*'
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aotnlrly harmless,   ne Mire and a.k for "Mrs.
' Winslow'a Soothing Syrup," and take mo other
1 kind.   Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Suffragette Scored
Miss Inez Mlihollnnd, the bountiful
and arisicK-nulc suffragette, detests
the. main flirt.
At a luncheon In Newport a male
flirt sneered at woman sullrnge.
Woman doesn't w;mt a vote—she
wants n husband, he said.
Nonsense, said Miss Mllholland.
It's a fart, the flirt continued, the
way tho aveTafte woninn worships man
is umazliiK.. Why I myself have turned about fifty women's heads.
Away from you? said Miss Mllholland. tmtta
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P
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The Big Store
i
'C wish to thank
our many friends and
customers for their
patronage during the
past year, and continuance of same.
We wish all the fullness of prosperity nnd
happiness during the
year that is ahead.
CHARLIE SING CHONG
CHINATOWN
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
Japanese Goods
Lowest Prices in Town.
Terms Cash
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BRITISH
e©LUMBIH
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED
BUY a LOT IN
Terminal
Centre of Town I
Sutodiidiioa ^^^
The Island Realty Co.
i Fire. Life, Live Stock        „_       M     P. L. AHDBRTON.
Accident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. 0.
Vancouver
Island
PdrniB and
Acreage
bpcoiuli'tB
Gourienay
V. I., B. 6
Vuwnivt'l
M.i-mI
FiU'iim nnd
Aurenfie
Kin'i-iilli-U
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j SiniDn Leiser & Co, Lti 1
OUR listings together with the 4,000 aces we have
actually bought iu tlie Comox District consisting
of cleared and Hincleared farms, sea and river frontage,
enables us to give intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on tbe main Union Road anvl abutting;
right on tlie new station when built, also Roi/t ton subdivision actf1 elites and lots- are just now good buv/s in view
of a wbai.f being assured.
Qomeun aud see us- before prices advance
Telephone 36
Stwd ,.
A now car for the new year! Why
try to get along with old, cumbersome, "liability on wheels'? A
substantial pirton of our product
for the new year will go to those
who have tired of the expense and
trouble of a heavy, unhandy car.
Every third car a Ford. Nearly 180,000
have been sold and delivered. New
prices-runabout $675—touring car
$750—delivery car $775—town car
$100 0—with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkerville, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Emde, Cumberland, B.C., Local
Agent for Comox District.
Beadnell & Callin
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands, Comox District,

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