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of  Boys'   Clothing   (bloomer |
pants) in the noted 'Sandford'
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Men's Suits  and   Overcoats.
VOL III., No. 42
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Board of Trade Discuss Question
of Government Whmf at
The Board of Trade held a
special meeting in the council
chambers on Monday evening,
with a large attendance. Mayor
McLeod, president, occupied the
chair. Secretary Dalby read the
minutes of the previous meeting
which on motion were adopted as
read. The president outlined the
object of the meeting which con
cerned the express office, and said
he had reason to believe it would
remain where it was instead of
being removed uptown. He understood that satisfactory arrangements had been made with
Mr. J. R. Lockard and the representative of the Dominion Ex
press at present on a visit to
Cumberland. Seeing that the
representative was in town a
deputation was sent out to inter,
view him, with an invitation to
attend the meeting.
Upon his arrival at the meeting
he explained to the situation to
the Board of Trade in a satisfactory manner, and said that the
express office would remain as
before. This statement seemed
to suit all the members present.
The secretary reported several
applications for membership.
Accounts were presented and
t ordered paid.
The Board received a communication from the Saturday Sunset. The secretary was instructed
to reply and explain the present
Situation at Cumberland.
A vote of thanks was tendered
the Dominion Express representative, the Mayor informing him
that we had a little labor trouble
here just now which he thought
would soon be over, and then our
city would go ahead.
The representative replied by
saying that it was the intention
of the Dominion Express to give
Cumberland the best possible
The question of a wharf at
Royston came up for consideration. By some unaccountable
means the authorities have been
led to believe that the people of
Cumberland did not want a wharf
at that point, because theC.N.R.
was coming into town. Several
of the members spoke and expressed the opinion that it would
be a serious mistake to allow such
a rumour to get abroad.
It was then moved and carried
unanimously that the secretary
be instructed to write an urgent
letter to Mr. H. S. Clements. M.
P., that the people of Cumberland
want the wharf at Royston as
soon as possible.
Several of the members asked
the president as to the whereabouts of our local member, who
replied that Mr. M. Manson was
expected to visit Cumberland in
two or three days' time. With
this the meeting adjourned.
■ At the recent High. School examination conducted by H.-W.
Laffere, prinicipal, the following
were the results:—
Preliminary, maximum marks 900
Olive L. Bickle 517 marks
Herman Dillman 503   J*
Helen Hay wood- -.478
Junior advanced, maximum 1000
Annie Reese  691 marks
Helen Freeman. 638
Hilda Watson.. 595   "
Nettie Robertson 566
Matriculation Class, maximum
marks, 700
Jack Russell —490 marks
Harold Freeman 463
JanetWhyte 326   "
Recently, at St. Andrew's
Church, Sandwick, Mr. E. Dun-
das' Thwaites, son of Rev. Canon
Twaites, of Salisbury, England,
was married to Kathleen, daughter of Rev. J. X. Willemar. Rev.
F. Vey was the officiating clergyman. The church was tastefully
decorated for the occasion with
holly, evergreens and chrysanthemums. The bride, who was given
away by her father, wore a dress
of white satin, trimmed with old
Limerick lace and a veil of point
lace which had belonged to her
grandmother. Her bridesmaid
was her cousin, Miss Josephine
Guillod, who wore pale blue satin
with a black picture hat, whilst
Miss Katherine Cook, niece of
bride, made a charming little
flower girl in white satin with
bonnet to match, trimmed with
rosebuds and point lace. The
bridegroom was supported by Mr
J. D. Lewis, of Victoria, who
acted as best man. As the wedding party entered the church
the organ, presided over by Miss
Dingwall, pealed forth the strains
of the wedding march from
Lohengrin, and Mendelssohn's
Wedding March was played as
the party left the sacred edifice.
After the ceremony a reception
was held in the Vicarage, after
which the newly married pair left
for Victoria and Vancouver, the
bride wearing a brown tweed
travelling dress with a large
picture hat of black velvet, and
a set of valuable furs, the gift of
the groom. At the close of the
honeymoon they will return to
Parksville, where they will take
up their residence. The gift ol
the bridegroom to the bridesmaid
was a pearl and coral pendant,
whilst the flower girl was tht
recipient of an enamel brooch,
and the best man received a
cigarette case.
In what will go down in the
annals of the police force as the
largest raid on record took place
at Vancouver, one hundred and
six Chinamen were arrested on
Sunday night when Chief of
Police Mulhern and seven other
members of the force swooped
down on a gambling house at 540
Carrall street.
In the crowded rooms five dealers, one a woman, were found
dealing out the cards in fan tan.
When the police entered the mob
of gamblers in both inside and
outside rooms, pocketed their
money and attempted to rush the
Prepared for this move the
police after a struggle lasting
several minutes, succeeded in
arresting the entire number in
one room.
One entrance was barred by a
heavy garbage can, and as Chief
Mulhern rushed into the doorway
he narrowly missed the obstacle,
as did Inspector Jackson who
followed him.
The den was fitted to accomodate an even larger number than
was present at the time of the
raid. In the search, which followed the arrest, several opium out-
tits were found in one of the
rooms where there was sleeping
accommodation for fifty men.
The building in which the den is
situated is that of the Canadian
GhineseMoralReform association.
Bail for the prisoners, placed
by Magistrate Shaw at $25 each,
swelled the cotters of the city by
the sum of $2,650.
Dominion telegraph operator
Williams, who is on the sick list,
has obtained leave of absence
and left for Duncans.
Some of the members of the
secret societies in Cumberland
will ultimately get educated and
find they cannot expel a member
because he follows his daily
avocation, and realize they are
compelled to reinstate him by a
higher order of men.
Case to be Brought by Miners
Before  Royal   Commission
Sitting at Victoria.
Victoria, Jan. 6.—Although the
Royal Commission on labor has
practically decided not to visit
Cumberland in the course of its
investigation until late spring or
early summer, it is most improbable that the circumstances incident to the dispute between the
mine owners there and their discontented employees will be
brought to the Commission's
attention during the sittings here
on January 14 and 15. It has
been officially stated that a case
is now being prepared by the
miners with this course in view,
and it is urged that should they
decide to appear before the commission at Victoria they will have
a full right to do so.
Taking it for granted that the
U.M.W. of A. of Cumberland
have decided to present their side
of the case to the Royal Commission at Victoria what good can
there be accomplished in the
absence of the Canadian Collieries
side of the case, and the question
is will they present vany. The
Canadian Collieries may hot even
consider the Royal Commission
'intil requested to do at Cumberland, and may not even then until
compelled to do so. The compat;;
is working their mines, the men
are satisfied with their work, and
it evidently makes no difference
to them if the U. M. W. of A. or
what is left of it takes a holiday
for all time. The members of
the U.M.W. of A. have a perfect
right to do so if they wish, and
if such is the case what is there
to be gained. Those who want
to go to work let them go and
wait and see what results the
commission will bring.
A bill to provide for the inspection and regulation of moving
picture shows will be brought
before the Legislature by the
attorney general at the approaching session.
Hon. Mr. Bowser has been engaged for some time in looking
into the matter and has secured
copies of the acts and regulations
now in force in the provinces of
Ontario and Manitoba. He has
also written to the inspectors in
these provinces to ascertain how
the law works in actual practice.
The intention is that the films
to be exhibited in British Columbia be first brought to some central point and there approved.
It will then become the business
of the provincial police to see
that none but approved films are
shown in any part of the province.
The attorney general intends
also that the regulations shall be
such as to prevent the threatre
from being dark while the moving pictures are on exhibition. It
is understood this can be accomplished without serious difficulty
and that the march of modern
invention has now rendered it
unnecessary to continue the
objectionable practice of having
the audience in the dark while
the pictures are being thrown on
the screen at the front of the
In the City Police Court, before
Judge Abrams, E. J. McCarthy
was fined $25 and costs for being
drunk and using obscene language
on the street.
The members of the U.M.W.of
A., or what is left of them, refuse to work themselves and are
doing their best to detain others.
They have gone so far as to send
circular letters to those who are
workingand'Tollowing their own
employment, calling upon them
to refrain from work, but in every
instance have utterly failed. We
have often heard the question
asked " What is'the cause of the
trouble?" The outer world does
not seem to realize it yet, and we
ask the U. M. W. of A. is it discrimination? No, it cannot be
that; discrimination was thrashed
out' months ago till it was thread
bar,e and the people found there
was none. Is it higher wages?
The U. M. W. of A. never asked
for an advance, and we know-
some of these striking coal miners
were receiving previous to taking
the holiday all the way from $5
to $6.50 per day of eight hours.
Can it be better condition? Better conditions were never discussed. It may be free speech,
but the agitators are talking
night and day to keep up courage
with the remaining few for fear
they return to work. Then we
are asked what is the cause of
all this agitation ? It is because
the management of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. did
not feel like employing James
Smith after being out of their
employ for five months, and further because they refused to pay
Oscar Mottishaw indirectly *3.50
per day for driving a mule when
the regular driver employed by
the coal company received $2.86
per day of eight hours. That is
the cause of the trouble, and it
was explained the middle of last
September when the holiday was
commenced, and the members of
the local U.M.W. of A. are today
subsisting like drones upon the
labours of their fellow workmen
in the United States, who are
giving them a miserable existence of $4.00 per week, simpiy
because the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. refused to be
dictated to by a few agitators
who never worked in Cumberland. The latest report received
at this office is that the U.M.W.
of A. have voted to return to
work on the 1st day of February,
or at least those who can obtain
work.' Other industries will open
up for those who may have to
take their departure.
Of the Two Candidates Charles
Parnham the More Popular
is a Sure Winner.
Miss Brown, Matron of the
Union and Comox District Hospital, desires to gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the following
donations for Christmas:
Eig Store, Turkey and sweets.
Ideal Store, Fruit.
Campbell Bros., Ham and fruit.
A. G. Slaughter, Goose.
Co-operative Society, Turkey.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clinton,
Turkey and sweets.
T. D. McLean, Reading matter.
Mrs. T. Woods, Christmas cake
and puddings.
Mrs. F. Jaynes, Cake.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Pierce, Vegetables.
The matron wishes to thank
the people of this city and district
who so cheerfully donated flowers
and reading matter during the
past year. The Ladies' Auxiliary
comes in for no small amount of
praise for the active part they
have taken in aiding and helping
to support the institution, and
they have done glorious work in
a quiet way and deserve much
credit for the interest they have
taken in the hospital.
Special mention shonld be made
of the members of St. Peter's
Church, Comox, who kindly
donated considerable fruit and
vegetables from their Harvest
Poultry.—If interested in the
best laying strains of White Leghorns and White Wyandotes, also
Pekin Ducks and White Indian
Runners, write now for Catalogue
to L. F. Solly, Lakeview Poultry
Farm, Wcstholme, Vancouver
Nominations for the municipal
election takes place at the magistrates office ■ on Monday next
between the hours of 12 noon and
2 p.m.
Charles Parnham has announced himsell as a candidate for
mayor. If the voters of Cumberland should so feel disposed to
elect him as mayor for 1913 they
have in him a very progressive
independent citizen who will,
without fear or favour, be in a
position to say what he thinks
and try to put into force all
measures that may be of benefit
to the city, and will devote his
time to our interests as a whole.
Charles Parnham is not held
down by any business or customer
who can dictate or attempt to
make him pursue a certain course
to which he may have a decided
objection. We have in Charles
Parnham, as a candidate, a free
and independent citizen and one
whom we would do well to elect,
Alexander Campbell has also
announced himself for the office
of mayor. He is a successful
business man of this city but of a
very retired disposition and is
altogether unsuitable for the
public office to which he aspires.
Mr. Campbell says he has been
forced to offer himself as a candidate. Usually when a man is
compelled to run for office the
interest of that for which he is
candidate suffers on account of
devoting insufficient time to the
affairs which his office may require. Neither do we think it in
the interest of the community to
elect a man who acknowledges
himself to be under the control
of a particular section or clique.
We have nothing to say against
Mr. Campbell as a citizen or a
business man, but we think the
interests of the citizens of Cumberland will be better served by
electing Charles Parnham. In
this election all labour difficulties
should be set aside and everyone
pull for the welfare of our city
hy electing the best man into
During the week the output of
the local mines have been somewhat retarded by the heavy fall
of snow. Lots of loaded coal cars
at the mines, but no locomotives
to haul it away. No. 14 locomotive during the week was in the
ditch and No. 17 was off the
track at the same time. The lines
are now in running order and
the output has gone hack to the
usual figures. The following are
the figures for the week ending
last night.
Saturday, January 4th, 1093 tons
Monday, "   6th, 1120   "
Tuesday, "   7th, 1132   "
Wednesday,      "   8th,   658
Thursday,        "   9th, 1045   "
Friday, " 10th, 1150   "
Total for week 6118 tons
Fifteen names have been mentioned for aldermen.
Archie Stenhouse has accepted
a position at Bevan Meat Market
known as No. 7.
Thomas Banncrman is slated
as a candidate for school trustee
in place of W. E. Lawrence.
"Onlooker," who contributed
over a column to the Nanaimo
Free Press on the Cumberland
strike, will receive our attention
in the next issue.
BORN. —To Mr. and Mrs. Edward
C. Emde, at the Union and
Comox District Hospital, on
December 31st, 1912, a daughter.
Sleigh parties are all the rage
John Newton, Inspector of
Mines, is here on his usual tour
of inspection.
Parker Williams, M.P.P., arrived on Wednesday evening's
train on a visit to Cumberland.
Mr. J. S. Forrest, representing
the B. Wilson Co., of Victoria,
was in town Thursday.
George Muscamp, aged 16 years
who was accidentally shot at
Union Bay, died from the effects
of the wound at the local hospital
on Sunday morning. The funeral
took place Tuesday afternoon.
The U.M.W. of A. will find the'
Islander a strong fighter and a
formidable opponent so long as
they adopt the present tactics. Its
criticisms are based on expert
knowledge in coal mining.
M. Manson, M.P.P. for Comox
district, met the Directors of the
Hospital, the Board of Trade and
the Conservative Association last
evening. A detailed report of
these meetings will appear in our
next issue.
The Union Line S.S. Cheslakee
sank at Van Anda wharf after
being beaten into shelter. Because of the severe storm her
cargo had evidently shifted causing her to list. Three passengers
and a Chinese cook lost their
lives. Cause of her sinking not
fully ascertained.
A qniet wedding took place at
Vancouver on the 2nd day of
January, when Miss Gladys
Peacey, neice of Mr.A.H. Peacey
our lo;al druggist, was united in
marriage to Robert Abrams, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jame3
Abrams, of this city, at the Meth
odist Parsonage, Rev. A. Sand-
ford officiating at the ceremony.
Their many friends in Cumberland will wish them success and
happiness through life.
The Naramata bible class of St.
George's Presbyterian Church
held a very enjoyable 'box social'
on Tuesday evening. The lunch
boxes which were supplied by the
ladies were put up at auction,
some realizing as high as $7.50
each. Mr. Mills had the honor
of being auctioneer. Those present spent a very pleasant time.
The receipts for the evening were
about $40.00, which goes towards
renovating the church, which the
bible class has undertaken to do
during the year 1913.
On Thursday evening the
officers elect of Mount Horeh
L. O. L. No. 1676 were installed
by Past District Master G. H.
Robertson. The following arc
the officers for the incoming year
W. Master. R. H. Robertson
Dep. Master, John S. Hannerman
Chaplain Rev. B. C. Freeman
Hoc. Secretary Lee Palmer
Fin. Secretary A. Armstrong
Treasurer W. Willaid
D. C James Whyto
1st Lecturer .Sam Kennedy
2nd      "      T. E. Banks
Committee: G, H. Robertson, T.
E. Bate, K. Osborne, T. E. Banks
and John S. Bannerman.
There was a large attendance
of local members and visitinr
members. After the initiation of
a candidate for membership tho
lodge declared an intermission,
and retired to the banqueting
hall where they partook of a very
enjoyable repast.
Upon resuming the business of
the order a very interesting afTai'
took place in the form of a pre -
sentation. Past Master Geo. H.
Robertson, on behalf of the off -
cers and members of Mouiii
Horeb L.O.L. No. 1676, present
ed retiring W. Master W. Willar'
with a beautiful gold pa?
master's jewel, in recognition c t
his faithful service during twu
years of office in the chair.
The district meeting will tak i
place next Tuesday evening i i
the hall, at which it is desire I
that all members should be present. THE   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
The Secret
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lock A Co., Limited
London, Melbourne 4 Toronto.
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it until, neat
Noil rang the bell once, uud thei.
again, a violent peal, but no answer
ram*. It was only on the third
attempt that u shuffling noise was
hearil, aud a heavy footstep approached tho door and, this opening, a tat
sleepy-inking uian appeared on the
Is Mr. Odo nivlngton In? naked
Nell and Gaston started violently at
the name.
The man held tho door with one-
hand, while ho wiped his sleepy eyes
with the hack ot his other (1st, in
which ho carried a candle, thereby
nearly setting his hair on tire.
No, he ai.i't he said. Mr. Riving-
ton's out of town.
Neil looked at him keenly. Where's
the big Daimler car? he naked.
He's got It with him, said the man.
And are you sure he is out of town ?
Mked Neil, sternly.
Of course lam. But— The mai
was on the point of banging the door,
but Nell hal planted his foot on the
mat, and he stopped. You don't
mind If we Jint have a look around the
house and mpke certain, do you? said
Easton's  companion,   persuasively.
Ihe man stared. Look here,
what's your game? he asked. Look
round the house, Indeed. You Just
clear off.     Hullo, here, help.
But his voice died In his fat throat,
tor Nell had Just seized him in a peculiar grip, and In a moment he was
lying a helpless bundle on the floor.
Hold him, said Nell to Gaston, this
Is no time to be particular. I think
he Is speaking the truth, but I must
have a look round and be sure. If he
makes any noise hit him; do anything
you Ilka, but keep him quiet.
At any other time Easton would
have hesitated, but the mention of
Odo Rlvlngton and the suggestions
contained In Nell's behaviour had
brought the blood to his heal, and
kneeling down he burled his Angers
ti tbe man's collar.
No harm shall be done to you or
tbe house, he said quickly. But you
must keep quiet. And he gave the
recumbent man a warning shake.
It seemed hours before Nell's active
footsteps approached again, but the
man lay as still as a mouse meanwhile,
and rose dishevelled and quite subdued, when Easton at last release]
It'B right. He's not here, said
Nell. Off we go again. Now young
fellow, he said, turning to the fat
man. No harm's been done. Keep
your Jaw shut, or I'll come hack and
put your light out, and he added a few
more words, which mode the fat man's
cheeks tremble and whiten.
» As to Eas'on, ns they made their
«*Ky back to the cab he was wondering what sort of man this could be
whose voice had the tones of a gentleman at one minute and of the lowest blackguard of the slums the next,
and who said he was Violet Brookes
How much petrol have you got?
asked Nell if the cabman, as they
emerged Into the road again.
About a gallon left In tho tank and
■ new tin not opened, sir. said the
man. considering for a moment.
Three gallons. Over forty miles
at least. I want to go to a place
called Oakston, Just outside Watford,
on the main London rond. Do you
know the way? said Nell quickly.
The man dared. Yes, sir. I know
the way to Watford, he said, but I
can't go there tonight. I want to
get home.
Nell stepped up to him. Look here,
ray man, ho snld, you'll go where I
tell you. I'm on Important btisl.iess.
You'll get dou'nle you! far", whatever
It may be.     Hero's some on account.
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Hut you drive us.     If you don't, we'll I
have a little talk with the police to-]
morrow, and ahk them how it is ycu
tome to have ;i  license attain after
Unit little accident you bad,
Whether ho really knew something
about the driver, or if it was merely
a luck shot, Kaston never knew, but
tho man skipped down from his seat:
and wound up the car. All righ',
sir, he said, I'll drive you. No offence, I
no offence.
Major Kastou, said Nell, turning to
his companion, whon they were again |
under way.      1 havs not been quit:?,
fair to you  up lo now.      We have1
plenty ot time before us.      1 think
1 had better explain myself a little
One moment, said Kaston. You
suspect Odo Rlvlngton of this?
Yea! I more than suspect, 1 am
certain.      Look here.
He turned a round brass object
from his pocket, as he spoke, and
showed it to Easton. 1 picked this
up on the Embankment. It is an
axle cap, the cap ot that car, knocked
off against ihe wall when they sent
me into tho river. The car's a,
Daimler, as you see. This cap's been
tiled In rather a peculiar fashion, here
and here! I suspected Mr. Rlvtng
ton. I happen to have In my—in
my pay Mr. Rlvington's former chauffeur. I rang him up and asked him.
He was the man that did the filing of
the cap. Here's a small piece off
one ot the lamps, too. There's no
identifying that now, but it may help
Easton's thoughts flew back to the
day wheu he tad seen Odo Rlvlngton
going Into the flat In Victoria Street,
and then, further back to the Square,
the night he had first seen the sisters,
and the broad shoulders and scowling
face of the young man rose before
him. He turned to hla companion
Curse him, where has he taken her
to?     he said.
I don't know, but I promise you that
I will, before long. In acting, heaven
knows, for the best, I am afraid I
have been wrong towards that dear
child. This should never have happened. But that man shall pay for
It! Look here. Major Easton, I know
your name, and I know your address,
and I knew your telephone number,
because I had been watching you for
some time. All I heard ot you was
good. 1 have been watching Rlvlngton, > too. All 1 heard ot him was
bad. But you seemed Violet's favorite, and I hoped she would end by
marrying you. 1 believe; I am sure,
she would have had a good husband,
and then—why, then she would never
have known me. And Nell stopped
with a sigh.
But if she is really your daughter
why not know you? Why should you
not have told her? Why did not you
tell her before? asked Eaaton, won-
derlngly. ,
Nell laid his hand on Easton's arm,
and the Major saw that his face was
set nnd ills piercing black eyes clouded.
Because, he said slowly nnd deliberately, because until a short time ago
I was a eonvljt. Major Easton.
A convict?
Yes, a convict.   And now I am a
private detective.     Do   you   understand? General Brooke was better, replied Nell, in cold hard tones.
(To be Continued)
Seared by Black Hand, He Takes
Strange Precautions
It ts reported that so nervous
has M. Mltnl'zky. the Russian violinist been since early In last week he
received a letter from the Black Hand.
that he only appears on the platform
In a solid Iron and steel cage.
The letter. It may be remembered,
demanded a sum of $2lio and threatened tbe violinist with death If he did
not complv. As a result M. Mltnlt-
*fcy armed himself with a pair of
Browning  pistols.
The police have arrested a Russian
anarchist, who, It Is stated, admits
that he was the author of the letter.
He however, refuses to dlscloBB the
names of the Black Hand Ran;.
Not Like Casey
Once there was a swi'chman nirned
Casey. He wau a carefree fa.'ow
and be io"e<i hi' work.
One nigh; a bridge was swept aw?/
md Cas»y kne». that a heavy pss«o>
per tri'n w.-uld soon bj coming. LI«
grabbed hla lnnlern. ran down tho
track, signalled the onrushing train,
and broueht It to a stop, but he loa*.
his own life In the effort. The pm-
sengers poured out. They were
grateful for what Casey had done, f.nd
they wanted to show tholr appr.'-.h-
'Ion In some way. T.ry found that
f'asev had no relative* and so thty
decided to get a life site oil palntitg
of the hero and hang !• In the Rnl'
wav Y.M.C.A. at Central a.
When the picture came It showed
him In his wortin/r clotn:i Bwlngng
his lantern. The committee thoighi
It was well done, but nefore they ac
cented It they de tided to ill In C.'.*
ey's pal to pass !,;• Judgment. Th.
val looked at tha picture critical!/.
He surveyed it from '.he dlffevnt
sides. And then, not satisfied, hi
reached out his hand to touch Casey's.
Don't do that, shouted the artist he
Jsn't dry.
Casey's pal drew back, and wltn a
look of supreme disgust he answered'
Well, If he ain't dry, It ain't Casev.
President of the Army League Urges
Another Bill to Build More Ships
The campaign whuch Is running in
Germany for naval and military bills
is taken up by General Keim, the president of the Army League, who states
tliat It is urgently necessary for Germany before the end of the year to
paBS anothtT "defense hill" on the
lines of the naval nnd military Increases of last spring.
Those who nfflrm that the molt
praiseworthy object Is tho malntoti-
a nre of peace, he writes in the Tneg-
llotie Iliindschaii, cannot do anything
moro correct than to make tiie best
preparations for war. The tempta-i
lion to attack us cannot be effectively
discouraged except by the strongest
armaments on our part. ThlH Is thei
moat proper at.d tnoHt important
tiling that Germany now has to do.
Tho superlative expressions of the
best preparations nnd tho strongest
armaments are most appropriate at
this hour.
There Is only one thing to be done
which corresponds to tho gravity of
the present situation, as well ns that
of the near future, and that Is for the
government to bring In a new defense
bill before the end of this year.
The newspapers announce that in
order to popularize General von Bern-
hardt's theories among the broad masses of the nation, It has been decided
to Issue a cheap edition of his famous
book, Germany and the Next War.
The book discusses the Inevitability
of war with England and France, and
Is a frank glorification of war in general as a blessing for a strong and
Bturdy nation like Germany.
So you represent the Noocir company, do you? said Jlmpson to the
' Yes, sir, replied the agent. Jurt
organized, sir.
Good company? asked Jlmpsom.
Best going, said the agent.
Who is behind R? inquired Jimp-
All our creditors, said the agent.
Most of the so called theatrical stars
are rockets.
If one gave voice only to one's
thoughts, one wouldn't talk so much.
The honeymoon Is on the wane
when hubby quits taking wlfle every,
where be goes.
Rescues Servian Flag From Turks
When Soldiers Wsvered
The greatest hero of the battle of Kumanova, according to the
French newspapers, was a little Jewish tailor named Abraham Levy, of the
Seventh Servian regiment of Infantry.
The standard-bearer fell and the
regiment wavered and was about to
retreat when the little Jewish tailor
rushed forward, caught the fallen flag,
nnd dashed with It to the trenches.
His comrades, electrified by his example, followed him and the Turks
were hurled from their position at the
point of.the bayonet.
In a certain town of Nebraska lives
a man who has been so unfortunate
as to lose three wives, who were burled side hy side. For a long time the
economical Nebrasknn deliberated as
to whether he should erect a separate
headstone for each, commemorating
her virtues, out the expense deterred
Mm. Finally a happy solution of the
'''faculty presented Itself. He had
the Christian name of each engraved
on a small stone—Mary; Elizabeth;
Matilda—a hand cut on each stone
pointing to a large stone In the centre of the ?ot, and under each hand
the words; For epltah see large Btone.
A lecturer was annoyed by a man
In the audience who Insisted on rising
and asking questions.
Sit ('own, you ass! said a second
mon, Jumping up.
Sit down, you, too, cried a third
man;  you are both asses.
There sedin to be plenty of asses
about tonight, put In the lecturer,
calmly, but for heaven's sako let us
hear one nt a tlmo.
Well, you go on, then snld the first
man, resuming Ills sent,
A Cleveland corporation lawyer has
a new stenographer—tho second new
one this week. Strange to Bay he
didn't discharge the first ono because
sho was Incompetent, hut because Bhe
was too good.      Let him tell It.
This girl come to mo well recommended, nnd when I dictated a test
letter I found her extremely rnpld and
accurate. .?< I employed her on the
spot. She fell right In with the
work and I decided that I had found
n treasure. But on the third day
she gave me a shock.
I was dictating an opinion In a complicated infringement suit, and It was
Important that It should be accurate
in every word and phrase. This waB
the third draft I had written, In fact.
At- one place I interrupted myself and
said to the stenographer:
Am I speaking too fast for you
Miss Jackson? Aro you getting my
words down correctly?
O, I'm getting them all right, she
answered, smiling. And you don't
speak nearly as fast as I can take.
I'm about twenty words ahead of you
There's such a thing as being too
, Very Much   Alive
An Irishman, with one side ot his
*nce badly swollen, stepped Into Dr.
Hurtem's office and Inquired If the
lentlst was In.
I am the dentist, s:ild the doctor.
Wei! then, I want to know If yo.i
can tell me what's the matter wltj
this tooth?
ihe u_etor examined the offendlm*
"ilir »nd  explained;   The nerve ii
dead;  that's what's the matter.
Then, be the powers, the Irishman
exclaimed, the other teeth  must be
holding a wake over It.
Menagerie Attendants Save Keeper
From   Terrible   Desth
There was an anxious moment of wild excitement among the
spectators at a menagerie at Mon'.-
martre lest night when a lion sprang
on Its tamer, Hamed Amur, and buried Its claws In his face and shoulder.
Two lions In the cage were sulky
and refused to go through the customary exercises, and when the tamer
began to use his whip one of the animals struck h!m to the ground. Tho
menagerie servants rushed to his
rest tie and beat off the lion with bars
of Iron.
The tamer was taken to a hospital
and had his wounds dressed and re-
turned swathed In bandages to the
menagerie. The animals then pro-.
ed more tractable and went through
their performance.
Quick Results
Advertising is a great thing, said
the Cheerful Idiot as he laid down tho
How do you make that out? asked
the Old Fogey.
Here's a man who advertised for a
boy ou Monday, replied the Cheerful
Idiot, and on Tuesday his wife presented him with one.
Quarrel Responsible for Twenty-live
Murders In Ten Yesrs
In Paris, one of the St. Petersburg correspondent of tho Journal
has telegraphed that at Tlflla
a millionaire manufacturer named
Agaeff, during a peaceful conversation with another millionaire manufacturer, named Ibrahimoft, shot the latter dead.
The relatives of the victim made an
attempt to lynch the murderer.
There Is a long-standing feud between the two families, and within
ten years twenty-five of their members have been killed.
The little ills of babyhood and childhood should he treated promptly, or
they may prove serious. An occasional dose of Baby's Own Tablets will
regulate the stomach and bowels and
keep your little ones well. Or thev
will promptly restore health It sickness comes unexpectedly. Mrs. Le-
nora M, Thompson Oil SnrlngB, Ont.,
ssys;—"I have used Baby's Own Tablets for my ilttle girl as occasion required, and have found them always
of the greatest help. No mother,
In my opinion, should be without the
Tablets." Sold by medicine dealers
or by mall at 26 cents a box from The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.. Brock-
vtlle, Ont.
The Grand Trunk Railway System
have Just Issued a very neat, attractive and convincing booklet on the
"Chateau Laurier," Ottawa. It Is
printed on India tinted coated paper
In colors, and profusely illustrated
with pictures made from direct photographs of tht several charming
rooms In this beautiful hotel. Each
paee Is decorated with allegorical'designs symbolising the Chateau stvleB
of the early French monarehs. The
cover Is printed on a hand made paper nnd the descriptive matter Is confined to a brief synopsis of the attractive features of this hotel. Copies
of the booklet may be had from Grand
Trunk representatives for the asking.
We effer fme Hundred Dollars Reward
for any esse of CMarrh that cannot be
cu.?d bv Hall's Cfltsrrb Cure.
F. J.  CHENEY ft CO.. Toledo. O.
We. the unde-signed, have known P.
.t. Cheney fcr 'he last 15 years, and be.
Here him perfeoll    honest In nil business
l.r.nsac1lo-i* an . financially able to earn'
out any onlls-atlon-   made bv bis firm.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall's Calrirrh Cure Is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and muc-
cue surlacn of the system. Testimonials
sent free.     Price 7fi cents   per   bottle
Sold by all  Druiplsts.
Take Ha,"i Family Pills for constlpa-
After three months absence there
has just returned south on the Grand
Trunk Pacific SS. "Prince Rupert,"
the Alaska Railroad Commission sent
by the Washington Government to Inspect and report upon the railroad
conditions In that part of the 'or
north, and It is upon their report that
federal actbn with regard to the railroad situation In Alaska will largely
depend. While the Commission naturally had no Jurisdiction over tho
Grand Trunk System so much had
been heard of this wonderful new
trans-continental lino that the party
left their steamer at Prince Rupert to
Inspect the road as far as Hazelton as
well ns the now terminal and dry
doc!, now helng built on the Pacific
coast by the G.T.P.
Time Has Tested It.—Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil has been on the market
upwards of thirty years nnd In tha!
time It has proved a blessing to thousands. It Is In high favor throughout Cunnda and Its excellence has carried Its fame beyond the seas. It has
no equal In the whole list of liniments.
If It were double the price It would
bo a cheap liniment.
Incurable Optimist
A Ilumbolt ranche.- returned from
a year'3 trip through the east to find
that a one-time neighbor of his. a man
noted for his perfect patience, hail
been having a siege of bad luck. Up-
o;i hearing the news he immediately
sought out .ba neighbor to condole
with him.
Well, John, he snld, niter the greetings had been exchanged, 1 hear you
lost all of your timber through tha
forest fires.
The other man uodded.
And they s'ny tha*. the river cut off
your best land; that your hogs all
died of cholera; that your wife and
children hnd been sick, and that they
have now t,irnelosed the mortgage on
your other place.
John nodded again. Yes, It's nil
true, he snld, looking about him at
what had once been hU prosperous
farm, a!! true. Why, sometimes I
get almost discouraged.
A Fine Offer
The proprietor of a Turkish bath
establishment lu Milwaukee was
much taken by the physical perfection
of a young man he saw In a butcher's
shop. After minute survey ot the
huge muscles of the young man, the
Turkish bath proprietor offered him
a position as rubber In his establishment.
I'll give you more than you're get
ting here, snld be. What does this
man pay you?
Ten dollars a week and my week's
meat, eald tho butcher employe.
What Is the meat worth?
About $4.
The Tirklsh bath man did some
rapid figuring.
Look here, eald he finally. I'll
tell you what I'll do. I'll give you
$10 and fS worth of baths weekly.
That will ho a dollar more than you
get from the butcher.
which keeps you coughing away, night-
tlld day, will qt.ickly disappear if yoil-
take Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linsted,-
Licorice and Chlorodyue.
Na-Dru Co Svrup of Lin«eed, Licorice *
and Chlorodyue quiets the throat-
tickling almos't instantly, loosens the
phlegm, promotes expectoration, and
cures tile inflammation of the mucus
Na-IJru-Co Syrnp of Unseed, Licorice-
and Chlornciyne has the gieat advantage■
of being absolutely free front harmful
IriK's of any kind. In support of this
itatement we nre willing to give to any
physician or druggist in Canada a full
.ist of its ingredients.
You can therefore give Na-Dru-Co*
Syrup of Linseed, Licorice and Chlorodyue to any member of your family,
with perfect cocfidoice lhat it will be
altogether beneficial.
Your druggist can supply you with
either ajc. or.-oc. bottles. The National
Droit and 'Chemical Co. of Canada,
Limited. 31 a
Hope Is a pneumatic  tire  that ts
frequently punctured.
The detective may be an  earnest
seeker, but he doesn't always find.
Trouble at the Tower
She was a good servant, was Jennie, and Mrs. Wanderfar never wished Tor better. But in the matter of ,
pictures Jennie was weak. There
was one In particular, which showe*
the Loaning Tower of Plsn. Everyday Mrs. W. hung it straight, and.
every morning Jennie put It crooked.
So Mrs. W. Watched.
Now, look here, Jennie she said
you've hung ihat picture of the tower
cooked again.      Just look at It!
That's just what I say, mum replied'
the domestic dolefully. Look at Iff
The only way you can get that silly
tower to hang straight Is to hang tha
picture crooked!
Minus His Grouch
Saw my husband down town today,
but passed him. I didn't recognise"
How was that?
He was smiling.
Corns cripple the feet and mak»
walking a torture, yet sure relief In
the shape of Hollowsy's Corn Cure-
la within reach of all.
A smajl boy doesn't find It very
amusing to do the things his parent/
are willing to let him do.
are worn.
Noted for
their Fit
and Finish
The only cur* nnd satisfactory way In which the Western Parmer
run secure the highest possible market value for his wheat, oats, barley and
flax Is by Bhipplng It by the carload to Fort William or Port Arthur, or to
Duluth If cars cannot be got for the other terminals (loading tt If possible
direct Into the car over the loading plat(grm so as to save elevator charges
and dockage) and employing a strictly commission firm to handle and dispose  of It,
We continue to act as the Farmers' Agents solely on a commission basis.
We are not trackbiiyers and we never buy tho Furmers* grain on our own
account, but look.after nnd dispose of the grain entrusted to us, as tlm
Agents of those who employ up, and It is our denlre nnd endeavor to give
everyone th* very best sen-ice possible. We make liberat ttuvaiiueg against
car shipping bills, and will also carry the grain for a time under advances at
a moderate commercial rate of interest, if considered advlSHum, We Invite
nil Fnrmers to write to us for shipping instructions nnd market Informat.an.
Thompson Sons & Company
iug—703 Y.  GRAIN EXCHANGE WINMHuli, Ulx^a
Only Way He knew
Minister—My  gdod   man,  how  do
you get to the Police Station?
Jimmy Cracker—Usually In the patrol wagon.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, to.
Every woman should have an aim
In life, even If she can't throw a stone
with any decree of accuracy.
The man who takes no Interest In
public schools, good roads, religion,
or politics isn't even a satisfactory
A Moving Melody
Old Biffleigh,| after tlilnkit.E ruefu'-
ly of the gas and coal that were being consumed downstairs, was just
dropping off to sleep when he was
roused by a moaning noise from below.
Eva, he bellowed, making his way
to the top of the stairs. Eva! What
on earth Is that howling down there?
Howling, pal came In shocked
tones. Why, It's Mr. ChufTer singing "Love me and the world Is mine."
Then for 'goodness sake love him,
growled Blffielgh, and p'raps the sill/
young ass will be going to look after
his property.
When you meet n blockhead don't
you feel like shouting "Get the axe!"
A Scorching Flush
of Light
"Burn all your reports on the cost of high living. Put
them In the waste paper basket. They are not worth Uu
paper on which they are printed. In two sentences, an
Ontario farmer has placarded the problem In letters of Are.
He put Inside the head of a barrel of apples:
"I got 70c. for this Barrel of Apples. What did you
pay for It?"
The Winnipeg consumer who bought thin barrel ot apples
paid Five Dollars and    Twenty-five Cents for. It.
That Ontario farmer has made history. He has done
more than all the Committees of Congress, Royal Commissions, Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce on tw>
Continents, He has stated the problem of the bigh cost
of living."—Winnipeg Telegram, Nov. 19th.
He has demonstrated to the farmers of the West a startling fact. No
matter what It cost to the farm ere to produce those apples, he had to
accept the price which the middleman attached—via. 7»c—but Immediately the middleman waa able to attach the price to the consumer—
The ssme thing Is true with everything raised by th* farmers of the
West. The price they receive from the mlodlemsn Is attached for
them, but Immediately the middleman attaches the price to the coi
The Only Solution Is Orgsnlsstien snd co-operation.— Incresse the
Capital and 8end Your Grain to
Winnipeg, Man.
Calgary, Alta.
We have over 13,000 Members Alresdy.— Add Another to It
»    J
(1 t,
Insist on
on ail your
The O.ie
Ideal Gift
for all the family
for all the year
around is a
Columbia Grafonola
Ask your   nearest  Columbia
dealer to play you the special
Xmas Columbia Records.   (Fit
any machine.)
Columbia Phonograph Company
McKlnnon Building, Toronto, O.it.
Territory Open to Dealers
You ought to wear
m nnuri
Reliable merchants have them
in stock
DYE, en* caa bur-Why you tfoa't •▼■■ ba*« t*
know whit KIND of Clvth yoarCooda ar* bw*M
•f.-So Mlitatcea art |mpo*atble.
Send for Frot Color Card, Stafy Vooklat, aad
hokUl living raattlta of Dyeing ovar othat colon,
Montraal. Canada.
for Gall Stones, Kidney Trouble,    Kidney    and    Bladder
Stones.   Oravel,     Lumbago,
Uric Add.
Price  $1.50.   Most  Leading
Winnipeg, Man.
Cleans and disinfects everything
In your .lotne from the cellar to
the attic. Put It on your duster
and dust Hardwood Floors, Woodwork, Linoleums, Pianos, Furniture,
etc. Makes everything just like
new. Money refunded If not satisfactory. Made by the
Hamilton, Canada
town to Introduce our line to the pub.
He; big money can be made and permanent posit on secured. Apply to
The Queen City Silver Co., Toronto
Teacher—If the earth were empty
inside it would resemble—
Scholar—A rasor,
Teacher—A raror? Why, Teddy?
Scholar—Because It would be hollow ground.
Bearing Them Cheerfully
They were In the train, and the sol
«mn sud faced man was full of philosophy .
Life, he remarked, heaving a soulful
sigh, Is full of trials.
Everyone ynwned — except the
prosperous-looking man with the
clean shaven fnco nnd steely eyes.
Tho remark seemed to oheer him up.
It Is, he agreed quickly. And I'm
delighted It is so.
Delighted! gasped the sail philosopher. My dear sir! Why should
you be glad?
Because, eame the prompt and
cheery answer, I'm a lawyer.
' Quits Different
|    He was a huge man of the navvy
; species, aud as he stooil In the wlt-
: noss box counsel eyed him dubiously.
! He knew he would be a hard nut to
j crack—a very hard nut indeed.
!    What wo want to get at, he began,
i is, who was ihe aggressor?
i    Eh? Bald'the witness puzrJed.
i    Let me Illustrate my meaning, sail
{counsel.       Supposing  thnt  I  should
i meet you In the street and strike you
in the face, I should be the aggressor.
I    You would be a fool! said the witness, with growing emphasis.
No-Mio! said counsel, with heightened colar. You don't understand.
I was speaking only In the abstract.
Suppose we aiet, and without provocation, I struck you. I should be committing an act of aggression.
The navvy hunched his huge shoulders.
You'd be committing suicide, mister! he remarked, grimly.
You may sit down, snapped counsel.
"I'V   >f'HT'S'Ol>^
A HE TfS   " r
Me. ■ box er six boxes rer (2.50,
st all dealer* er The Dodo's Medicine Company, Limited, Toronto,
W. N. 0. 02*
Dr. William*' Pink Pills Points the
Way to Health and Strength
Ask yourself the Important question whether you are aa strong as
you were a year ago, as bodily fit as
you should bo. Many a reader has
to confecs "No." Some weakening
ailment has during the past year laid
hold of the' system, unfitting you for
the duties of life and seriously clouding the outlook of the coming days.
It may be rheumatism with Its sharp
twinges ot pain. Indigestion, headache, nervous debility, depression and
lack of energy, or the pains and
ailments which only common folk
know. It Is well to know that all
these weakening disorders arise from
an Impoverished condition of the
blood. Renew and enrich your blood
and all your troubles will cease. This
Is a strong statement, but it ts mads
on the testimony of thousands who
once suffered, but who have gained
health and strength by the aid of the
new, rich blood supplied by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. We can quote
thousands of cases similar to the following: Mr. Jos. Orandmalson Is a
young man well known in the town
of St. Jerome, Que. He says: "For a
couple of years I began to find my
strength failing but did not dream that
the trouble was serious. As I grew
weaker I began to doctor, but it did
not help me. The least exertion
made my heart oalp'tale violently, my
stomach seemed out of order and ray
whole system became so run down
that I was finally forced to quit work.
I had now been doctoring for almost
six months nnd was very naturally
growing discouraged. At this June-
tnre I road of a case similar to mine,
cured through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and decided to try
them. I took the Pills faithfully for
about two months, gradually growing
stronger and at the end of that time
I was as well as any man could be.
I sthall always pralso the medicine
that raised me from despair to the
blessing of pond  health."
Sold by medicine d-alers everywhere or sent by nutll at HO cents
a box or s(x boves for $2.BO by The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-
vllle, Ont.
The Thirst for Knowledge
The phrenologist frowned.
Then he went carefully once more
over the bumps of the man in the
Highly Intelligent, he repented-
highly Intelligent! But I am bound
to warn you, sir. You have a very Inquiring mind, and your thirst for
knowledge Is insatiable. Tlilst large
bump running across Ihe back of your
head means that you are Inclined to
be curious even to the point of recklessness .
I know It, answered the mnn In the
clialr sadly. I got that bump by
slicking hy head through the bars at
the hotel elevator to see If It was
coming up, and the beastly thing was
coming down!
Mothers can easily know when their
children aro troubled with worms, and
they lose no time In applying the best
of remedies—Mother Graves' Worm
Dangerous Talk
Mother, I wish you wouldn't mention dishwashing when George Is calling on me.
Why not. Indeed?
I don't like it.     It sounds common.
Common, eh? We have to eat
don't we?
Of course.
And George knows we eat and use
That's very true.
And George also knows that dishes
have to be washed, therefore somebody has to wash them.
But mother—
What now?
If you keep on talking about it
George may discover that you make
father wipe them and he may think
the sa.nie thing Is coming to him if
he should propose to me.
What He Owes to Zam-Buk
Mr. C. E. Sanford, of Weston,
Kings Co., N.S., a Justice of the
Peace for the county and a deacon ot
the Baptist Church In Berwick, says:
"I have used Zam-Buk tor piles and
found It a splendid remedy. It cured
Mr. Thoras Pearson, of Prince Albert, S~.sk., writes: "I must thank yon
for ihe benefit I have received from
the use of Zam Buk Last summer I
had a fever; which left me with piles.
I started to use Zam-Buk and found
It gave me relief, so I continued with
It. After using three or four boxes
It effected a complete cure."
ZnnvBuk will also be found i sure
cure for cold sores, chapped hands,
frost bite, ulcers, eczema, blood-poison, varicose sores, ccalp sores, ringworm, Inflamed patches, babies' eruptions and chapped places, cuts, burns,
bruises, and skin Injuries generally.
All druggists and stores sell at 50c.
box, or post free from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, upon receipt of price. You
are warned against harmful Imitations and substitutes. See the registered name "Zam-Buk" on every
package before buying.
Threat of Assassination Accompanies
Their Demand fer Money
Copenhagen .—Much excitement has
been caused here by a blackmail demand on the Russian violinist, M.
Ysmay Mitnltzky, who Is touring In
Donrcark. The letter was typewritten In the Riibsian language and signed "The Black Hand."
M. Mitnltzky was ordered to send
$250 by mall to the Russian political
fugitives In Denmark. If he refused
the letter said, you will be assassinated by the anarchist executive committee.
The violinist handed the letter to
the Danish and Russian criminal Investigation department. The police
declare the letter to be one of the ordinary writings of the Black Hand
gnngs scattered oeer the world.
M. Mitnltzky Is seriously affected
by the letter, and has provided himself with two Browning pistols. He
declares that two members of his
own family in Russia have been assassinated • by Black Hand criminals.
Trseked by Wronged Husband They
Kill Themselves on His Arrival
A love tragedy which involved
the deaths of a man and woman well
known in Cilcutfa, has Just occurred
I at Mount Abu, Rajputana. The woman was ,a Mrs. Campbell, wife of
Hamilton Campbel'. of Calcutta, and
the man N. Winder, who came out to
India ten months ago aa an assistant
In the Bank of Rental. He was a
young man of 24, a native of Scarborough.
Both lived at the Grand Hotel. Cat
cutta, and Winder and Mrs. Campbell
becsme very friendly. Mr. Campbell
went 'up-cjuntry' some time ago
When he returned to Cslcutta his wife
and Mr. Whu>r had disappeared.
Mr. Campbell sought the aid of the
staffs of {he criminal Investigation department throughout India. Detectives brought him news that Mr. Winder and a woman had rnne to Mount
Abu, near Bombay, whither he and
his brother-in-law followed.
Mr. Campbell arrived In Mount
Abu. and went etralght to the dak
bungalow (a kind of hotel provided
for travelers by the government!. It
was his arrival which precipitated the
Mrs. Campbell was In the front garden of the dajk bnnmlow when she
•iw her husband owning up the drive.
She rushed Into the room where Winder was and ssld He's com'ot: I
ratrnnt face him: shoot me. Winder
repl'ed: No. I eaneot shoot von. Here
is 'he revol't->r. shoot yourself.
Thereunon Mrs. Campbell took th«
revolver, put the mnr'le to her month
—•*, a»M tr, wjnnVr' Vmt onti the M>».
*er. He did so: then nut the revolver to his own mouth «nd nulled the
trlessT sraln. Mr. Campbe'l tinned Into the room and his wife died
a'moet Immediately In his presence.
Wither was rnortal'v wounded hnt
still alive. He died Ave minutes
Mrs. Camhell. It ts said, left n letter to be riven to her hmhand' In
ea»e she and Winder d»«'royed themselves, but the latter left no written
word. The papers fonnd In his
lockets, however, showed that he had
been making Inquiries about passages
from Bombay to England.
Exhausted from Asthma —Many
who read these words know the terrible drain upon health and strength,
which comes In the train of asthmatic
troubles. Many do not realise, however that there la one true remedy
which will surely stop this drain.
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy
Is a wonderful check to this enervating ailment. It has a countless record of relief to Its credit. It Is
sold almost everywhere.
C&h&uimJkf ~*Lo TTLeu&e, /O-Aerf t*-*rr¥i
Stelnhell Case Echo
The Excelsior In a recent issue an.
nounces the approaching divorce of
Mile. Steinhell who a few months
after her mother's trial was married
to the painter, M. Raphael del Perug.
la. Mme. del Perugia, It Is added,
intends after the decree of divorce
has been pronounced, to go to live
with her mother In England,
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures Garget  In
So you represent the Nooc»r company, do you? said Jlmpson to the
Yes, sir, replied the agent. Ju»t
organized, sir.
Good company? asked Jlmpsom.
Best going, said the agent.
Who Is behind H? Inquired Jimp-
All our creditors, said the agent.
He Was Unreasonable
I hear that Gwennle broke off her
engagement with Mr. Munly becauja
he tried to limit her enjoyments?
Yes she was engaged to two other
young men, and he objected.
Economical Compliments
Before you kiss me, Horace let me
tell you that Fred has given Kitty a
diamond ring.    You have never given
me one,
Dearest, It is only girls who nre not
precious  In themselves  who require
the airi of precious stones.
Oh you may kiss me twice, Horace.
Flying to Court
An airman by the name of
Chemet was summoned yesterday to
the palace of Justice, at Parts, for exceeding the motoring speed limit. He
dew to the St. Michael bridge in a
hydroaeroplane, dropped on the Seine,
left his hydroaeroplane In charge of
a boatman and drove to the palace
of Justice which Is Just across the
Could not Repeat Them
Alfred, ehe asked, cuddling up to
him, do you tell me all your thoughts?
Why do you ask that, you foolish
little girl?
Because I love you so. You promised that you would tell me everything.     Do you?
Oh, you wouldn't want me to tell
you everything, would you?
She drew away from him in sudden
fright. Her worst suspicions were
You are deceiving me, she exclaimed.     You—
No, no, dear, don't think that. 1
wouldn't deceive you for the world.
You have Just admitted that you
don't tell me all your thoughts.
Well, there are  kie that—
Don't! Dgn't! ,™t cried. You are
going to lie. I hate lies the worst
of all things.     I—
Her feelings overcame her, and she
covered her face with her hands.
Don't be silly, he begged.
Silly! she tragically replied. Do
you call it silly for me to refuse to
be deceived.
You aro not deceived.     I never—
And you have just admitted that you
have thoughts which you cannot tell
Oh, I could tell them to you; but I
don't think you would care to have
me do so.
Then what are they?
They are the thoughts I think when
I have to run to the station In the
morning owing to a late breakfast and
see the train moving out of the station.
Mother you promised not to punish
me if I told you the truth.
AU right, I won't.
Then I must tell you I told a He
this morning.
Righteous Indignation
Little Ruth was the youngest daughter In a very strict Presbyterian fain-
lly that especially abhorred profanity.
One day little Ruth became exceedingly exasperated with one of her
dollies. In her baby vocabulary she
could find no words to express adequately her disapproval of dolly's conduct.
Finally, throwing the offending dolly across tho room, she cried feelingly:
My gracious! I wish I belonged to a
family that sweated.
She—Just think, Henry, we've never
had a cross word.
He—No, Mame.    Ain't I the patient
Of  tlie  Food  That  Restored  Her to
"Something wns making me 111 and
I didn't know the cause," writes ,i
Western young lady: "For two years
I was thin und sickly, suffering from
indigestion nnd Inflammatory rheumatism.
"I had tried different kinds nf diet,
and many of the remedies recoinmond-
ed, hut got no better.
"Finally. Mollier eiigseslcd that I
try Grpne-Niits, and I began at once
eating It with a little cream or milk.
A change for the better began nt
"To-day I um well and am gaining
weight and strength all the time. I've
gained 10 lhs. In the last five \veek3
and do not safer any more Indigestion, and the rheumatism is all pone.
"I know it is to Orape-Nnts alone,
that I owe my restored health. I
still eat the food tw!ee a day nnd
never tlrn of it." Name given by
Canadian Postum Co., Windsor, Ont.
The flavor of Grape-Nuts Is necu-
l!ar to Itself. It Is neutral, not too
sweet and has an agreeable, healthful
quality that never grows tiresome.    •
One of the sources nf rheumatism Is
from overloading the system with acid
material, 'he result of Imperfect digestion nnd assimilation.
As soon a'' Improper food Is nban*
doned and Grape-Nuts Is tak»n regularly, digestion Is made p'rong, the or-j
cans do their work of building up rood
red blood cells mid of earrvlng away
the excess of disease-making material
from the system, I
The result Is a certain and steady
return to normal henlth and mental
activity, "There,'* a reason." Rea-li
tho little book, "The Road lo Well-
vll'e," in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
They sre genuine, true, and full of
human Interest. ,
Advising Her Daddy
Father's voice rolled down the
stairs and Into the dim and silent parlor.
Yes, papa, denr.
Ask lhat young man If he bus the
A mom nt of silence.
Yes, George has his watch with
Then nsk him what Is the time.
He says It is cloven forty-eight,
Then ask him If he doesn't think it
about bed time,
He says, papa, the silvery voice announced, Impersonally, he says that
he rarely goes to bed before one, but
It seems to him lhat It Is a matter or
personal preference merely, and that
if he were in your place he would go
now_.if he felt sleepy.
His Definition
A lecturer at a suburban school was
explaining to his audience, which con-
e<v--i mostly of hoys, the functions of
a Lucimeter, an instrument for measuring light, and at the conclusion he
asked for a lefinltion of the machine.
One row youth stood up.
Is it a lucimeter as yer wants to
know about?
Yes, said the lecturer.
Well, that's me. I meets Lucy
every night at seven, and if there's
any covo in this 'ere meetln' tries (o
he a Lucy meter, that Lucy ine.tcr'ti
bust, or me name ain't .large.
What the Voice Said
All  right on behind there?  railed
the conductor from the front of the
Hold on, cried a girl's voice. Walt
till 1 get my clothes on!
The passengers craned their necks
expectantly.      A young woman  was
struggling to set a basket of laundry
writes us that he warms his
-wagon on cold days
iwith a Perfection Oil
He makes his rounds
in comfort Zero weather doesn't bother him.
■- This milkman has
adapted this wonderful
little heater to his own
particular needs.
You may not drive a
TkimrEarMsTiM   tnilk-wagon, but there are
Kz^ZZZzEZr*   countless ways in which
^GBEBSPr        one of these heaters would
Mads with nickel trimmings  be a convenience and
(plain steel or enameled tur- .-—fi*-» »„ .,„,, j_ .—.._
quoi.e-blue drams). Orns, COmfiMt tO yOU ID VOUT
mentaL  Inexpensive. Lasts    home. YOU Can adapt it tO
^T^"0™"0*  your own requirements.
At Dtmlm Esyuhm.
Twenty Patients Alleged te Have Recovered Under His Treatment
Doctor G. Odin wa> has
prepared for tbe Society of Comparative Pathology an account ot the results obtained with his new anticancer serum.
The doctor states that he discovered
the specific microbe ot cancer In the
blood ot more than 160 patients, and
that analysis of blood now enables
him to diagnose cancer whenever that
terr.ble malady exists In a patient
under observation.
For tbe last four years Doctor Odin
has been working on this subject and
he now declares that he has secured
a serum which will really cure cancer by killing the protozoa. This serum Is applied In double Intramuscular Injections in a HeBby part—one injection with an organic base, the other with a ohemlcal base. The treatment lasts from thirty to thirty-five
One patient who was cured by Doctor Odin's serum was a gentleman
who had undergone two operations for
cancer on the face, and who last August was declared to be In a hopeless
condition. Today he Is In good
health. M. Regnler, a youth of 17,
who had a sarcoma on the thigh, had
twice been operated upon and had not
been able to stand up for .two years.
He has also completely regained bis
Doctor Odin has a list of more than
twenty other cases where a double
operation had been performed, where
a third could not be undertaken, and
whore the patient had been given up
as hopeless nnd Is now completely
Are you one of those lo whom
every meal U another source of
suffering ?
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets
will help your disordered stomach to
digest any reasonable meals, and will
soon restore It to such perfect condition that you'll never feel that you
have a stomach. Take one alter
each meal. 50c. a Box at your
Druggist's. Made by the National
Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada,
Limited. no
Poor Fellow
Why are you wandering about the
country Instead of looking after your
wife and children nt homo? Inquired
the lady of 'he tattered tramp.
Well, ma'am, It's like this, exclaimed tho tramp. My wife has a very-
line servant.      A perfect treasure.
I don't believe there over was such
a girl.
There Is only one, ma'am, and my
wlfe'R  got  her.
Good gracious! Sho's a very lucky
She Is, ma'am. Hut the trouble Is
that girl didn't like me.
She didn't like me, and she told my
wife File must either discharge me or
her, so my w:fe discharged me, madam.
Oh, I sec. poor follow! Hero'a
something lor you.
Whst ths Sofa Said
I want, began the elderly man, after
strolling round the furniture shop, er
—I want—well, you see, It's this way.
There's a young man calls every night
nt our bouse—I have a daughter, yon
see—and er—I suppose I ought to get
a sofa for them—eh?
We have the very thing, sir, replied
the suave assistant promptly. Here
you ure, sir! Cupid's Retreat, specially suited for courting couples.
Specially suited, repeated the lather-
ly one.
Yes, sir. Observe the pretty covering; It Is absolutely guaranteed to
wear off In Just six months.
Hut—but, stuttered the parent, 1
don't understand!
And when worn off, went on the
salesman, It leaves displayed u card,
upon which ,s written "Time to get
Married!" Neat, Isn't It, sir?
Keeping Himself Cool
The heat-wave had come! Even the
dogs couldn't muster energy to bark,
and the street-ear conductor who lolled at the hack of his car could scarcely keep his eyes open.
Hut he did observe the youngster,
who, for a mile or more, trotted dog-
like alongside the car. Aud at this
the conductor marvelled. !
And at last when the car drew up,
he Inquired:
Ain't you hot enough? What d'ycr
want to run like that for?
Oo-oo! gasped the errand-hoy. Hot
enough? Course I am. That's why
I'm keeping (alongside you. Wantor
keep In tho shade as much as po,-
Often Want
quick relief from biliousness—from
its headaches, its sour stomach,
hiccoughs, flatulence, unpleasant
breath niul the general feeling of
jroocl-for-iiothingncss it causes.
Thousands—through three generations and the wide world ovci—
have found, as you will fuid, that
Altoge1 her Different
Benevolent Lady—Little boy, will
you give tills temperance tract to
your father?
Urchin—Me dad don't drink now,
Benevolent Lady—Oh, bow good.
Did he read the last tract that 1 gave
Urchin—No. leddy. He's training
for u prize-fight.
The Poor Consumer
Young man, don't you kaow those
mushrooms you are   gathering   are
(tire the necessary relief quickly,
safely, gently, rinturally. This
liurmless family remedy is justly
famous for its j»wcr to put the
howcls, liver, kidneys and stomach
in regular active working order.
In every way—in feelings, looks,
actions and In powers—you will
find yourself altogether better after
you base used   Jjeecium's   Klls
Quick Relief
VMoafhttobcs.jrrtorradUKdirattaSM 1
wlUitverjrboi. HIT.    tSiiAAUGtt     U>1 BE1U.AIM1J. v.<
Published  every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,  B.C.,  by
Islander Printing & Publishing Company
W. 11. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
Advertising rales published elsewhere iu the paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance
The editor does not hold  himself responsible for  view* expressed by
What the Editor has to say
The citizens of Lawrence, Mass., strongly object to the
sort of advertising given it the past year by Socialists and agitators, To place tlio city as it really is before tlie public a
citizens' committee has been created, "Lawrence is a typical
Massachusetts mill city," says the citizens' committee; ''it is not
the home of agitators." It 1ms unfortunately been the temporary abiding place of Socialistic agitators who so intertwined
the wag? question and a certain brand of Socialism that a false
conception of the real Lawrence has gone abroad. The intel-
l'gent law-abiding and genuine American spirit of the city was
shown when 35,000 persons paraded and 00,000 persons assembled on tlie city common as a demonstration against the
"No God; No Master" red banners of the Industrial Workers
of the World. Lawrence is a city with a school system of the
highest order and with an unusually intelligent and public
spirited citizenship. It deplores the strikes and riots of the
past year and the unfortunate advertising they have given the
city. The citizens' committee should have the hacking of the
press in trying to put the real Lawrence before the public.
It is true the U.M.W. of A. of Cumberland have uot been
as bad as the citizens ot Lawrence complain of.   Their troubles
must have been on a large scale.   But if we are looking forward
to the prosperity of our city and to the success of its citizens
who have resided here for a number of years and  who intend
to make Cumberland their home, then we should have a citizens' demonstration to denounce the actions of the U.M.W. of
A. of this place.    First they started with petty annoyances Inlaying a mine idle because a mule driver had been laid off for
doing something be ought not to have done. Then they thought
they   would  take an holiday without giving their employers
any notice,—not even 24 hours— that developed into  weeks,
until the patience of the better class   of workers became exhausted and they resumed work.    The U.M.W. of A. then resorted to picketing early morning atul late at night iu a futile
attempt to stop the men from working,    This seemed too tame
and without any avail.    Disgraceful demonstrations were then
worked up, the U.M.W. of A. thinking that might have some
effect upon the men who had resumed work.      But even that
failed; the men kept on   working.      The   defeated   agitators,
working up additional courage resorted to  daily   processions
headed   with   an  accordeon,  till whistle, cornet and a drum
Later on, women, red flags, black flags and an   effigy,    were
added to give the processions a terrifying appearance while thei
wnikers were returning from work, the effigy being  carried
into the headquarters of the U.M.W, of A. after the   processions had finished for the day.      The few police here at that
time being altogether unable to cope with the situation   Chiuf
C instable Stephenson received reinforcements to assist him in
maintaining order.    When they arrived the processions  were!
stopped at once and have become a thing of the  past   ,   But
were the police removed the agitators would beyond doubt attempt again to use all the means in their power to  try  and
induce tbe men to refrain from working.     The  workers were
at first dissatisfied with the latitude the Chief Constable   allowed tbe agitators to have in  going on with the  processions
and annoy the workers by howling and   shouting and poking
them with umbrel/as.      But   the workers have since realized
that the Chief Constable acted wisely in every particular and
proved himself equal to the occasion.    H'hen the Chief had received his reinforcements a  d had ihe men at   his  command
tlie processions ceased at a moment's notice, and the   workers
and   peaceful  citizen* of this comrnu  ity cannot give Chief
Stephenson too much praise for the  tactful  manner in which
he has maintained peace ever since,
To the Electors of the City of CuraberLiad
I have the honour to present myself as a candidate
for Mayor at tlie 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 conscientious manner, advance the welfare of the Municipality.
Yours sincerely,
(Shades Parnham
To the Electors
1 herewith submit myself as a candidate for Mayor of
the City of Cumberland at the forthcoming election.
Having had considerable experience as an alderman
during two years, and, knowing the requirements of this city,
I consider myself as being capable of filling that position, so
so that the interests of the town shall be served in the most
capable manner.
If my record as an alderman has been satisfactory I
ask your vote and influence.
Alexander Campbell
, »«■♦>>*«»«> ■»■» a»  •  » ♦ *f i
Starts Monday Jan. 13th
All Winter Goods, must be cleared out to make room for our
New Spring Goods,   Nothing is reserved.
Discounts from 10 to50percent
Below we quote a few prices to show' that this
is a bona-fide sale
Our entire stock of Dress Goods to be cleared at 20 per cent
Prints, Shirtings and Ginghams, Reg. 15c, Sale price 8 yards
for $1.00
Flannelettes in stripes and plain colors, Reg. 15c, Sale price
8 yards for $1.00
Flannelette Blankets in white and grey, 10 per cent off
All Wool " " "    20 per cent off
Our entire stock of Ladies' House Slippers 25 per  cent off
Grocery Department
Ramseys and Mooneys Sodas      Reg. 30c and 35c, now 25c
Tetley's Tea, Red Label, 31b tins, Reg. $1.35, now $1.25
"   Brown "       " Reg. $1.15. now 95c
Cooking Butter  Reg. 35c, now 30c
Sunlight and Lifebuoy Soap,     Reg. 5 for 25c, now 6 for 25c
Sunny Monday Soap.__ .Reg. 3 for 25c, now 4 for 25c
Klondyke Soap, 41b bars. Reg. 25c, now 20c
Sale continues for oue week only
January 13th to 18th inclusive
Terms of Sale Strictly Spot Cash
Macfarlane Bros.
Phone 10 P.O. Box 100
"The Coiner Store," Cumberland, B, C.
New Federal Law Compels Vessels to Have More Wireless
Many good positions arc open
to young men and women in the
field of "Wireless" and commercial telegraph service. The passage of the new federal law,
effective October 1st. compelling
all sea-going vessels to be equipped with wireless instruments
and manned by two competent
operators, has created a great
demand for operators in the
marine wireless service. Federal
laws now require railways use
more operators than ever before.
The Morse Telegraph company,
opposite the Orpheum Theatre,
Seattle, operates in close connection with wireless and commercial officials, and can place graduates in good positions. It will
pay you to write for full particulars.
WOTICE ishevoby given that Ihe
*- M'Si'ivc existing hy  reason   of
• lit* notice published in (lie British Columbia Gazette of December 27th,
1907, is cancelled in so fur us the yime
relatjs to the folio wing described lands
so as topft'inibof the stile of tho timber
standing thereon; —
Commencing nt the northeast corner
of of Lot No 2849, Redonda bland,
New Westminster District; thence eu?I
I3chainsjthfni:e north 4 ohatnsj thence
east I!) uiminx;iltencesouth 25chains;
thence west 3- clniins, more or less, tu
the GnBt boundary nf Lot No. 2849;
Lhence northerly along the east boundary of snld lot to tin* point of com
tueuoeiiicnt; containing by admeasurement 7-' ncres more or less,
Deputy Minister of lands.
Department of Cauda,
Victoria, Ji.C, December 11th. 1912
Dec 21 8m
K. Hbe & Company
Groceries, Dry Good.*, Bool &
Shoes, Hardware, etc., at the
lowest possible prices
Ten per cent discount for one month
on all Dry Goods, Bouts and SItoes
K. ABE   &   e©MPHNY
Dunsmuir Avenue
(Cumberland, B. 6.
■II" '    I I !l I
"0-tBl MiiirH Reuul tion Act "
lo ilm fu 1 wl ,g a ni-il'u o ihe Hood
f BtMllhien fur the Climb rlhiid Colli, r-
u-8 du'i< g tlie yeai 1913
Ap|i intid by the Owners I Frank
.1 lynen.
A it'itmlea : Charles Purnham, Join
Hi I..,.,,.
■\ii|i"ititcf! by tho Lieutenant Govertiot
in I' ui.iil: I! ibsri Menders n.
E  c ed by lb.. Minors: William Jones
Alternates; Jului Thomson, Uiinii I
M.. il.
All persons intereatod may obtain full
llif nti"ll hj H| |ilyin     n. t||.  X „r„i)
1 tin II mil   Mi.   tti.burl lioinlorn.il,
Oiiiubi rial il H 0
Nun; -Alternates Rot  aa Member* .1
ho H iml i" the nh-nnce "I  lliosa r.vu
ally .i|.|u nt il in l'l cul  to hi" tli r- Oil.
Mu'i.voi i.f Vine-.
Dated the 23rd d,iy  f December, 1018.
For absolute protec-
fir& ,,icm write a Policy In
■'''* the LONDON AND
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, 826.786.93
Local Agent
Mails fop. Dispatch:—Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.:
Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
and Saturday, 6 a.m.
Comox and District:—Tuesday,
12.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 4.30 p.m.
Per SS. Cowichan, Sunday, at
2 p.m., and Tuesday 6 a. m.
Mails ahkivinu: -Vancouver,
Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.: Tuesday
afternoon: Wednesday and Friday nights.
Comox District:- Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Per SS. Cowichan, Tuesday
noon and Sunday morning.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
l>e in this office not later than
10 a. in. on Thursday.
FOR SALE—Holstein Bull, very
quiet. Price moderate. Apply :
Mrs. David Pickles, Denman
FOK SALE—3heap, One Monarch Range, one year's use. Also
one heater. Apply Mrs Heather-
ton. Happy Valley.
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 Isl.
% Barrister,   Solicitor   and
5 Notary Public.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
¥011 SALE
LAND, Six ftorps cleared. Tl.'Rf-
in   Market Garden containing
Lia«pl>erries, ytrawl.prr.es, otc.
Edward W. Bickle
CUMIJE/tt, »>'/>, B. C
I.azu School
CEALED i'ENpEltS, superscribed
" Triiiln t'.ir liii/.u School,"
will lie reeoiveil by the Honourable tho
Minister of Public Works np to noon
of Saturday, the 18th iliiy of Jnnuniy,
1018, for the in ri  mill completion of il small one-room frame school
on unuurote foumlaii' n, nt Lnzo, in
iln'C iii.ix A'l.vinn.l Diatilol, B'C.
l'l.in-, Bpoci(lcnti»ti*, contract mid
orins of tender nmy In1 seen on nnd
if er ihii 28th divj of Hocenilicr, 1912,
i il Illco nf Mr. Oi■» go Thomson,
Gotei hi Agent, Niumi ; Mr, .1.
Buii'il,   Govern ni Agent,  Cumber
hind : Mr  W. .1. Miller, C x, V.I.;
ntiil tlie Dcpiuinii nt ••( Publiu Work»,
I'lir'iilllii'lil   Huilllll 1.'-, Victoiln, lie.
Co|iimof iIn- phfns mill Kpcuilluntioiis
may In* obtained I'm pnrpiwea of t» ndor-
ng on depositing iiccrillied chequu of
510, lu he ivfiiniloil mi t.i in ii of |>lms
•inrl .specifications by date teudci'snre
I'l'CI'iVlli II',
Kneli proposal imi-i lu -'imipniiud
iiy nn nci-epted hunk cheque or cet'tiH-
-•iitii of liepdsit mi u chartered bank of
Canada, mnde pnynble to ihe Honour-
nblo th'a Minister of Public Works, for
n sum pqunl to II) per cent, of their
tender, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
eon I met when called upon to do so, or
if lie fail ti> complete tlie \york con-
'moled for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
lie returned In thoin upon the execution
■f the eoi.truct.
Tenders will not ha considered unless made out on tli.- forms supplied,
signed with the net mil signature of die
einlerei', end unclosed in the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. I'.. OlilKFITII,
Public Works Engineer
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., '.'Itli December, 1912
<. a
yj 1    '
" The Magnet Cash Store"
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
General Manager
Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
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.        8.«
Ladies'  Waists,   Sweater  Coats,    Rain
Coats, Wrappers, Nightgowns, etc.
Men's and Children's Boots and  Shoes,
Sweater Coats, Hosiery and Underwear.
You should see our niuge in these two lines before
buying your winter supply, a'd compare our values.
We have the best line of Blankets on the market for
the price.
*>*t&MH&*%&* '
Lunsmuir Ave.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAiituiuiiTg lights of tha Dominion
in Miwiitnhi, Sfk«'olit)rtttn and Albert:*,
the Tuj.ui. T. rr.torj, tbt>N< rchwust Tom
t'-riea Hiui ina ourtluu »f tho Piovtuce of
B Mich C- Intnlifa, may ba leased for a term
ut twenty-one year* at. n H..iiii.tl n-nt il i.f
Slat acre. Not more than 2,500(tores
trill 1>. If ts-d to onu applicant.
Application fni* ttInane must be made bj
the applicant in person to the Agent oraub
AgMit of the district in which the right*
applied for are ait lit* ed.
Ill surveyed lamtiiy the land must lie
described by seotioiis, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uusutvejred "enltory
*he tract .applied for shall beBtakeduuL by
'lo'.-tpp icrtiit himself.
E.ch applioation iniict be acenmpanied
by nfeo of go* l.ich will be rultimbdif the
i iuhts applied forare not available, hut noi
Mtlierwi.itt A r<yult> ahull be paid on the
nitrcliHtttableuuiput of tlie mine at the
rale ut rive centa per t n,
The peraoii nperntitig the mine tdmll
furnish the Agent with sworu return* ac
minting for the full quantity of mutch*
am table coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the c al mini.8 rights mu
imt buins* operated, sued returns shall be
ftirnished at luaatunce a year.
The leafowill include the coal minim
lights only, but thei anue may b.> permitted to purchase whatever available sur
f-.ee rig'Ma may be considered necessary
f r the working of the mine at the rata of
For full itiformstion applicati->n »*h"u.h.
be made to ihe Secretary of the Depart-
merit of the Itiieiior, Ouaw>),   or to   any
Agent or Sub Aguit • FDomiuiou Lands,
W   W. COilY,
Deputy Minibter of i he Interior,
N.B- Uiiauthoria d publication of thia
idverti.-enient *ill not bd paid for.
Plastering  Contractor,
Cement   Work.
COUBTENAY      ■      ■      - B.C.
Successor i> A. McKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
McKinneli's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
Phone 07
Afrent for tlm
Alex llumto Bon, Ptoprletor
Estimate! ami Deslgni furntoJied
uii Applicatiui.
Better known as "Peg"
Wood and Coal Hauled
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.
JA3. CAIRNS & SON, Props.
Decorator, Paperhanger
All Work Promptly
.. .Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,    B. C.
Sty ward Lu il District
District of Say ward
Take notice i lint Leland Paul UiiveVr,
nf Onurteuay, B.C , ot-ciipstiou fanner,
iuIlmiiU to apply for puimissiou to  pur
chant! tl-e follmving dfeoriberi lands.—
OomtnsiieiiiH at a punt planted at head
of Plumper Hay, thence south 1- chain*,
thence went 50 chains more or Ibss, thence
following shore line to point of commence-
mutit, 1(10 acres m ru or I^bs.
Dated October Sid, 1912. j.8 12
Mis. SimmB will give less ins on th<-
p'jiin* at her Ii use in Jerusalem, formerly
uwutd hy Mr. James Stew.rt, a any
ime hy Appointmeut, except   Tii^s-a-m
Ice Cream Sodas
Milk Shakes
Candies of all descriptions—THE
Very BEST.
FRUITS of all kinds - Best quality
Tohaccos of all strengths.
Cigaus—The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
Builders' Supply Co.
Kiln Dried Flooring, V. Joint, Finish nnd Mouldings
Window and Door Frames made to Cider; Windows and
Doors; Paints, Oils and Varuisbes; Lime, Bricks, Cement,
Lath and Plaster; Builders' Hardware; Plumbing Supplies
As good as the best and belter titan the rest
»^yaaj»»^ay^wmm   i  i m in mi  m
Heaters! Heaters!
Our First Shipment has just arrived, and now on sale. Puts
ranging from 8 tO  $10
Blankets from $2.75 a pair up
Comforters from §1.75 each up
A   full   stock  of Furniture, Beds,   Springs, Mattresses, and
Linoleums always on hand.
The Furniture Store
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberlan    B.O
j  Victoria, B.C. THOMAS' CROSSING, Cuinhorlwiu, D.C
i  I'lionc 961 Sidney, li C, Phone V 38. Phone :<■'!
S.NAKAN0& Co..
Head Oefioe: 518, Fisgoard Street,
♦ ♦♦»»e»»»»«n)>4<>>)>ttf. .$-.>_$
i the m mm hotel
Ernest T. Hanson's
Standard Bnd S. C. Wliite Leghorns. This flock bus been ihe
foundallon ot most of the la-gestegg ranohe* in the Cowichan
district, My whole flook "f pullets has averaged 187 eggs per
lied in twelve months. My Pen of Pullets No. 19 is Fourth in
the Vancouver Egg Luring Contest.
Breeding Hens for Sale
at $! and $1.50 each
Until end of October. Order now for Hatching Eggs and Day Oil Chirks
Ernest T. Hanson, eowiehan, Y. I.
Capital Paid Up $11,500,000
Reserve Fund, $12,500,000
©F eftNflDH
Drafts Issued tn any currency, paynbls all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposit* of SI and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-    —   —   . OPEN D£!'
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,   Manager.
Real Estate and Insurance
JJci'iicod Auctioneers and
Valuers,    Notary   Public
11V have,  a large number of enquiries for Acreaqi   in   ■
Compx Valley.    If you hare anything to sell list with US
We are. Auctioneers, see us if you want a sale and we
Will arrange one at the shortest possible notice and get
the best prices. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
»     '
CANADA    MUST    IMPROVE    HER ' provincial governments. Nothing, per- ]
LIVE STOCK PRODUCTION       I naps, *M accomplish so much aa a,
  I campaign of publicity and education,
What Is to he done In order to! which will convince the western farm-1
butlU up the meat Industry of Canada? or ,ilat np will benefit himself and his :
There will he little use for abattoirs »»4 b>' ralttaj live stock. And in i
it the farmers do not raise animals i ,h's connection it Is to be hoped that:
Tor slaughter therein and the question , 'he, government when revising the
IB now not so much how ean we export Bank Act. will permit loans to be I
our surplus meat, but rather how can j "»d« <'■> 'he farmer upon the pro- ]
we import enough meat to feed our-1 d'icts of his farm, Including both grain ;
selves h11* ""' [!'ock-
n    ' .     m      h...      .«„.!.,»   ,.„„,,       The lesson ranDot be ton strong-'
Canada, like other   growing   coun-1.   . .
The Army of
cannot properly masticate solid
| foods, and digestion is often
Upset—they do not receive the
needed nourishment to make
strength and preserve health, but
if aged people everywhere could
only realize the *jr*ngtk.*u*.
tailing nourishmem in Scott'*
EmuUion they would take it after
every meal.
It possesses the nourishing elements of cod liver oil, the vital
powers of the hypophosphites of
time and soda and the curative
qualitiesof glycerine, all so perfectly
combined that nature immediately
appropriates them to create
strength—nourish th* organ, and
build th* tody. It relieves rheumatism aud ailments due to declining
years.   It adds to the span of life,
Rifut* substitutes for SCOTTS.
Scott & Bowne, Toronto, Ontario    11-63
tries, Is already faring a shortage in
meat supply. The population Is ra-p-j
Idly Increasing, whereas the supply of;
cattle, sheep end lings is decreasing |
rapidly. In several provinces the!
actual number of cattle, sheep and!
hogs Is less than live years ago. The |
breaking up of the ranch and range
ly impressed upon the farmers of the
northwest thrt the growth and prosperity of tbe live stock and meat business of the country depends upon
nn ample and steady supply of live
stock being furnished to the peckers
and butrhe-s scattered over the conn-
try.      Without, ample snpplles'lknd
. , . ,":„Z raw materials these peonle cannot op-
country in the west Into small farms       ,e economically, so that It Is groat-
has made serious inroads Into the sup- ,   ,„ ,„, b     flt nnd ,
ply of beef and mutton from   hat tor- ef, ,„ „ .^
rltory. and has practically cut off the f   „ ,   or()er      j „,„'„"„'„„, marlf.
•In Essential Points He Holds Absolutely Necessary to Perfection
Mr. Ichlba Is a clever and
laraous Japanese author, better known
however, for his eccentricities tiriu,
tut hie literary ability. \
His last wife died In April last,
titter ten years' patient endurance ot
the. literary temperament, and the
mourning spouse Immediately set
•tbout finding another partner. He
commissioned all his friends to keep
their eyes open for a suitable person.
•utd gave a standing order to the various matrimonial agencies In the can-
at»l to report Immediately any likely
tamdldate for the honor of being tibe
aecond Mrs. Ichlba.
He laid down six primary conditions which the successful candidate
^oulfl have to fulfill.     They were:
The ladv mint hive passed through
Ml the various condition* of life and
the various phases of society from A
fcb % ns only by Tlpe experience can
Irtrfectlnn be attained.
lilxcenl. the clothes she should stand
up in she should have no worldly pos
tewdohs whatsoever.
Eh*) nv,ci be severed from her faulty entirely.
'She mus* contract to keep the kltcb-
>n and batiiroom absolutely sp'.ck and
tpim and ready for instant use.
Her s'yle nf hairdresslng must hs
a. In mode .tnoonais"—no for^'gt' frills,
land?, switches or (mipets to be permit-
She must stnnd live feet high In
*ier l-h'. nnd her limba and hodv be of
tt proper plumnnrss—as to face, feat
Urea end otliPr points, these were no1.
*o matter.
Mv. Ichlba looked over forty-seven
Candidates before belnc ptitlsfled with
•a woman 28 years old. whose exper
■fence of Hf° npn^ars lo have be«n such
M to meet, 'with the eccentric auth.
tt1! approval.
The transition from winter's cold
to summer's heat frequently puts a
Irtrain upon the system that produces
Internal complications, always painful
fend often serious. A common form
•jf disorder Is dvsentery, to which
many are prone In the spring and sum-
aj»r. The very best medicine to use
In subduing this painful ailment It
Dr. J. D. Kellor'c'" Dysentery Cord-
V»l. It ts a standard remedy, sold
Bbe is a wise woman who laughs
*oly at the lighl time.
flw.r. si
Ural le
Qtfe M
7&\i   HI
TBift.   1
—What is meant, John by the
(■Trying coal to Newcastle?
and--It is    a    metaphor,    my
flowing Ihe dnlr.g of something
—I don't exactly understand.
e an   Illustration—a   familiar
and—Well, if I were to brine;
me a book entitled How to
: I. would be carrying coals to
supply of thin young cattle which
formerly were shipped to Ontario to
be finished over.
Grain farmers of the western provinces are being urged by experimental farm workers, farmers' institutes,
livestock and farm papers to diversify
their fanning not only tor safety us
to returns, but as an Insurance against
the time when fertility will be so depleted that yields of grain will be no
longer profitable.
Live stork is a safeguard, not only
for the farmer, but would be a big
factor In helping to solve the car shortage problem which is so acute every
fall. Grain farmers all want to
market tlulr grain at the same time
and get the money. Sheep and Btaers
can be marketed every day In the
year, provide a safe revenue, and distribute the traffic for the transportation compan'es. There Is at present a market In Canada for all live
stock produce and for all kinds of
smoked meats, lard, ham and bacon,
so that the market Is here with good
prices. As the population Increases
this market will grow.
One of the greatest drawbacks
against more live stock In the west
ts the fact that Canadian banks are
not allowed to accept live stock as
collateral for loans, whereas In the
United States an enormous and profitable cattle loan market Is done by
large cattle loaning companies who
get behind the beginner in the live
stock business and carry him until
the returns come in from his investment.
It Is generally supposed that the extremely low temperatures which prevail during the winter In the west
are absolutely prohibitive of the successful and economical handling ot
live stock. As a matter of tact,
much of the best beef sold In Calgary,
et may he maintained and developed
and the best prices established for the
live stock grown within the provinces.
Tells of the Wonderful Benefits Obtained From
Like many another Newfoundlander living far from doctors, Mr. Stone
feels unbounded gratitude for the ben-
fits obtained from the use ot Dr.
Chase's Kidncy-Llver Pills.
For years he had suffered from a
congested condition of the liver and
kidneys, with headaches, backaches,
pains In limbs and body. Words
fall to describe his sufferings as well
as the gratitude he wants to express
for the cure.
Mr. Alex. J. Stone, West Point,
Nfld., writes:—"I suppose you
thought I had forgotten all about you
when I got Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver
Pills, but I haven't. You must excuse mistakes, for like many Newfoundland men I have not much education, but I want to thank you many
times for your medicine.
"I cannot tell you what I suffered
from liver and kidney derangements,
Indigestion and constipation, nor can
Edmonton and Winnipeg this spring I  find  words to express how much
Some of ihe charily that begins at
(ioi'ie isn't worth making a fuss
Mlmrd'u  Ltrvtr.ent  Cures   Dlphth.rli
A  Fatal  Ailment
Pawenter—I haven't seen Bill Jones
*»tt-.i was conductor on this car for a
(ten; tjme.
O.-.i-.Jactor— No, Bill ain't on the
t,i»d no more.      He got color-blind.
Passenger—Color blind?
Conductor—Yes. He couldn't see
wtltch ve.s his and which was the
She Had Sad.
ISeauSifrii Bands
Hist it was perfectly evident
thst   she  nscd   SNAP,    the
crri5!:"'&.   hn'id
c'eaii *v, to re-
«t" housework*
Ztixuft cle.inrrs
tty any otuw
BtbttB do tHft
m:vrtt o» sweet,
A v u i ;1 rant
tnltAttcnis, oud
Via:"inber tlie
tn&i&s 36
was fed out in Dip open air last win
ter with no shelter, except a frw
ImUrUnjis, nnd here and there some
haystacks or very cheap sheds. North-
west winters are no harder on live
stock than the winters of Ontario,
AUIiouk:. the Province of Alberta is
unusually well equipped for producing
cheaply mutton of the finest quality,
large quantities of frozen sheep and
lambs are each winter brourht. In
from Australia and New Zealand, In
addition to the large number of live
Bheep and lambs driven ncross the
border from Montana and Wyoming.
One thing our farmers and stock
misers should learn Is that the home
market is the best. The cattle embargo has combined with other'enuses
to make shipping cattle to Liverpool
unprofitable. Indeed, several firms,
formerly iarge exporters of cattle,
have practically ceased their shipment to England.
Again, the Canadian market is better than American markets, for the
Canadian farmer and rancher will almost uniformly get a better price not
ot Edmonton, Cuteary or Winnipeg
than he will at Chicago. No more delusive argument was put forward by
the advocate-s of reciprocity than the
argument that the Canadian cattle
raiser would be benefited by freer access to the American market.
Some Western Canadian stockmen
have been led by Chicago market reports and rumors of an acute shortage of finished cattle in the United
States to ship their finished cattle to
the Chicago market. In the case
of the first .urge shipments nf cattle
made from Alberta to Chicago this
fall the market was unusually favorable and entirely abnormal, Cattle
for that week touched tbe highest
prices ever known In Chicago stock
yards, so that the Alberta c:it'le being carried nlong with the current,
sold for a few cents a hundred more
than they would have brought on tho
same date in Winnipeg. Tho success of this sliinmeiit led numeroua
other ranchmen In the west to take a
chance on the Chicago market, with
tbe result that in every case, so f;>r
tlie net prices received for stock
would have netted at Calgary. Edmon-| tlons
ton or Winnipeg. Western Canadian
prices for beef, mn'.ton and perk aro
regulated by supply and demand.
With the west each year Importing
larger quantities of meats from Eastern Canada, tlie United States, Australia and New Zealand, It is obvious
that prices for finished products in
the west must he at least on n parity
with prices for those products in other
countries from which they arc exported , ,
This general subject will he found
disctiBsed at great length in the last
annual report issued by Dr. J. G-.
Rutherford, as veterinary general of
the Dominion Government, which was
extensively quoted from and commented upon at tbe time by The World.
The general subject of the languish*
Inn meat Industry of Canada was the
subject of a lengthy debate in the
house of commons about a year ago
and it Is a fair surmise that the present government intends in some way
to encourage the Industry.    TJnfortun
good this medicine has done me. I
feel better than I have for five years
and have given some of these pills
to friends, who tell me they have done
them a wonderful lot of good. I want
to express ray heartfelt gratitude for
tho benefits derived from the great
medicine. *'
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one
pill a dose, 25c. a box, at all dealers
or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Limited,
Malady of the Middle Ages With
Which Man;* Princes are Affected
London.—The recent pronoune,*
meat of the czar's physicians concerning the illness of the czarevitch—that
the boy is a haemophllic or a bleeder
—Is the subject of Interesting comment In the current.Issue of the Hospital.
It Is statsd that this strange and
terrible malady, whose victims bleed
excessively after comparatively slight.
Injuries, has occurred at intervals
among the scions of European royal
families since the middle ages, and
that at present many princes are suffering from it.
In popular language, the victims of
this constitutional tendency to bleed
excessively nave been said to have
only one skin Instead ot three. The
truth Is, of course, that hemophilics
have Just as many skins as any one
else (to wit, one); but that their blood
lacks to a greater of lesser degree
that power of coagulation or clotting
which In normal persons leads to
natural arrest of hemorrhage after
any except very serious Injuries to
laige blood yessels.
At the present time it would seem
that hemophilia is more prevalent than
ever among princes. The late duke
of Albany suffered from It, and eventually died of It The second son of
the king and queen of Spain is said
to he afflicted by it, and to be Incurably deaf In consequence of hemorr-
hnRO Into the Internal ear.
Rumors are also current that the
Uohenzoilerns are not exempt from it,
and that some of Queen Mary's rela-
re hemophilic to a slight degree. The disease hardly ever occurs in femaloe; but it is handed down
almost excessively through tho female
la Crowing Smaller Every Day.
responsible -tliey BOt^flfl
only give relief —    JmMow
they psrmanently Aj&RJMm
cure Cansupa- ^Sk&SBLv
tin.   Xi\\-JXBSlSr
lionause  JSBk
a Pitta.
litem lor AjSr ^A\
Slims- W         *T<tm'
■am, Miiwlioa, 5ick Htcdatkt, Stllea Ski*.
Small PHI, Small Date
Small Price.
Genuine mm bear Signature
Look about you and see how trained
brains win better salaries than trained muscles. We train young men
and women to use their brains In business. They succeed. Why not
you? We Invite you to write for a
copy of our curriculum it you want a
good training for a business office or
wish to become a competent telegraph
operator. Write W. H. Shaw, President, Shaw's Schools, Toronto. Can-
W.H. Storey s Son, lt»,
What Matter Whlchf
When the news became known, hit
fellow-clerks leathered around and congratulated him.
But, said one man doubtfully, I understand the girl you're engaged to
Is a twin. Bit awkward, Isn't It? How
do you tell the difference between her
and her sister? .
The man who had Just spent six
weeks' salary on an engagement ring
smiled Indulgently.
Tut! That's all right, they're a Jolly
nice family, anyway, and I never
bother very much which one It Is.
Mlmrd't Liniment Cures Distemper
Little Jack, aged live, had accompanied his mother on a trip to the
When the conductor came around
to collect the fares, he asked the usual question:
How old is the boy?
After being Informed the correct
age. which did not require a fare, Ihe
conductor passed on to the nest person.
The lad sat quite still, apparently
wondering over something, then, concluding that full information had not
been given, ho called loudly to the
conductor at the other end of the car:
And mother's 35.
One on the Barber
Customer—Is It true that the edge
of a razor improves It it Is laid aside
for a while nfter honing it?
Barber—Yes, sir.
Customer—Then   you'd better   lay
aside the razor you've just used on me
for about a thousand years.
Suspicious Move
I fear I have made a mistake.
Ho proposed In a taxicab. The
minute I accepted him he paid the bill
and we 'got out and walked.
Is some m?n would quit looking for
a soft political snap and stick to their
regular emnlcyrnpnt they wotild be
better off financially.
Mntf r>f Ihe so called theatrical stars
are rockets.
Pretty Personal
In one of the large cities a street
car collided with a milk cart and
sent can after can of milk splashing
into the street. Soon a large crowd
gathered. A very short man coming
up hnd to stand on tiptoe to see past
a stout woman in front.
Goodness! he exclaimed. What an
awful  waste.
The stout woman turned around and
Blared at Ihe little man and said,
sternly: Mind your own business!
Why She Resigned
Miss Slngwell had been a member
of the choral society ever since it was
formed, and it was undoubtedly true
that her first youth had waned. Hut
the choirmaster was   astounded    re-
tely,   the  cold   climate   of  Western I ccntly by the news that she had re-
W. N, U. 928
Canada and the miturrl desire of tl
now Rf-ttlor lo get a qv'ek return from
his land nnd to nay for his farm as
quickly as possible militate? ablest
the Industry. In the end. however,
ttlie farmer who raises some livestock
and who fends his frosted gnin will
come out ahead, and unquestionably
the country ns a whole will he greatly
benefited hy more mixed farming In
Kastern end Wc^tnrn Canada alike.
Indeed, the situation Is becoming so
grave ns to demand the earnest and
Bigned her membership
Resigned! he gasped. But whatever for?
Well, I don't know exactly, said the
secretary but Ii strikes mo that it may
have something to do with the solo
we picked tor her at the next performance.
Why? What Is It?
"I once was young, 'jut now am old."
I early attention of the Dominion audi ward.
The more :>alns you take with your
eating the fewer you will have after-
--has charming flavour and
wholesome   nourishment--
and cream
This delightful food, made
of Indian Corn, is really
Com, says Dr. Hutchison,
a noted English authority,
is one of the ideal foods.
As made into Post Toasties, it is most attractive to
the palate.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by grocers-.
Packages 10 and 15 cents
Mario In Canada by
Canadian  Postum  Cereal  Co.,
Ltd., Windsor, Ontario,
Women of the Imperial Harem In a
State Bordtring Upon Panic
Constantinople.—Then,    was    undoubted  consternation  at  l>nmab»<-
hcheh Palace, which the aultan Inhab-j
Its with his household. '
The fear that the Bulgarian army
may after all manage to break througn
the Tchatalala lines and enter the!
city has become active in the minds
of thoso responsible for the safety of I
the city, and this fear has been communicated to the royal palace. J
Every preparation for flight haal
been made. Boats are ready In thei
Bosporoue adjoining the palace:
grounds, and the flight to Asia, first
to Scutari and thence to Broussa, I
could be accomplished at a moment',
Nevertheless, the women of the Imperial harem, with their attendants,
numbering many dozens, are In a
state bordering on panic, and the chlel*
eunuch has been making dally rounds
of the apartments, trying to reassuro
the female members of the household
that there Is no danger and that the
army Is still able to defend the. capital against the Infidel. But with all
these efforts there Is undoubted panls
In the harem.
There are no great treasures to take
away. When Sultan Abdul Hamld
was dethroned his priceless collect-
Ions were confiscated and distributed,
so little of greit value was left to his
successor, and Ylldlz Kiosk, where
Abdul Hamld lived, was closed permanently. Tbe new sultan remained
In his old home, where he had been i
prisoner for so many years.
Klamll Pasha Is constantly In »t-
tendance on the snltan, who awnltn
with feverish anxiety any reports from
the front, hoping against hope that
victory may yet come to the 0 '.o-
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A Timely Warning
For an hour the cautliis batsman
had faced the bowlers, but he was not
to he temnt'd. Not a miliary mi
from his bat had been reg'.'tered.
Gradually the fielders closed In
nround him and waited eagerly for
the catch that never came.
And gradnallv the light failed, ft
was essential his wicket should be
caotur»d, so closer crept the fielders, till at last there was scarcely
breit.hlng room.
Most of the spectators had gone
home or rone to sleep. But suddenly
nn the silent air came a voice from
the pavilion.
Look out. .'*ok! sounded the warning cry. They're nil nround you!
Take care you don't get your pocket
I was cured of terrlMe lumbago by
I was cured of s bad case of earache
I was cured of sensitive lungs by
The Doctor's Little Dodge
Yes, said the doctor, you are In a
very bad way.    You must follow my
Instructions carefully.
I will, doctor, said the patient.
Now, to begin with, you eat too
much. You must cut down your
butcher's and grocer's bills by one-
I'll do It, doctor.
Might. Now, how do you go to the
office every day?
By street car.
Then vou must walk. Do y>u visit
Yes, often.
You must give them up. Do you
You must stop,
Do you drink?
You must give up all drinking for
a rounle of monthB, and hy that tlmo
you will probably have saved $35.R0
which Is what you owe me for last
year's medical attendance.
Spoiled His Record
Some cricketers, after practising
one evening, were talking In Ihe pavilion about record performances.
After a few wonderful events had
bnen rnlatod one ot their number noted as a bad howler and batsman, began:
Well, rbans, Ah dorn't suppoorse as
yo'll believe mo but Ah once scooared
a hundred runs an' followed It up by
tekkln' nine wickets, an' Ah hev nna
doubt hut All slutd hev tekken th'
other nn. hut—
But what? queried his'listeners, as
the speaker hesitated.
But my nlarum clock went off an'
wakkened me un.
Marching Orders
Thomas! cried the boy's father, In
surprise. You! Surely holiday
tlmo has not come yet? I though
the end of the term was not for another month.
That's right, answered his son, and
looked thoughtfully about the place.
But why—why haven't you stayed
Changed my mind, came the brief
reply. .Jnd I'm not going back,
either!     Don't like the school.
But, Thomas, expostulated the grieved parent, It Is an excellent establishment. That school has turned out
some of the smartest men In the country!
Know all about that, returned the
holiday-maker sorrowfullv. And It's
turned me out, tool
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Somebody Got Left
These shoes sir, were worn by
Charles 1 on his way to be executed.
He must have limped a bit.
No, sir. -He walked gracefully and
H'm I don't believe you. Both
these shoes are for the right foot.
Hubby's Fault
I am surprised that you are not a
It is all my husband's fault.
Why, I thought he wanted women
to vote?
He does.
Wall flowers are society (Iris wh«
were nipped in the bud.. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
MEN OF 1662.
London.™ Hold a Calibration sf Wis   Thi Prince  of Wslss Begins  LHs   it
The Miles ef Books on the Shelves ol
the Empire's Reading Room Havi
Many Strange and Interesting His-
torits Attached to Them—Museum
Is the Youngest of th. Great Libraries sf Europe.
01 the joys ol book-reading dozens
ol famous authors have told us a.I
that there is to tell. 01 the nn.an i.1
the preacher, that of the making ol
many books there is no end, little oi
nothing 19 heard, although there newt
was a time when books issued from
the press in greater number.-.
"Vsnity ol vanities," cried the same
great doctrinaire, "all is vanity.''
walk through the miles—yes, mile.
and miles I — of books and pamphlet.
and publications at the British Museum, and you will fancy, and maybe
rightly so, that the greatest of vanities is authorship. How many tales
there ore here waiting to lie read'
How many lives mutely craving one*,
confidence; How many tragedies nt
penmanship, never to be listened to!
Singularly poignantly did George
Oissing tell of these men and women
writers in the "New Grub St." All
that the average man can, and need,
r.nd of the world's wit and wisdom
may be plsced on a few shelves iu
anyone's room. Yet here is a whole
«lty—a world—made up of many new
and old Grub Streets, with here ami
there a lane of Arcady. Not inappropriately is the color scheme of this
mellow world of books that have fallen
from tha press and been swept aside—
a color scheme made up of browns,
and greys, and faded reds, like tha
leaves in Vallombrosal
Yet the story of it all, and of its
aggregation, is singularly arresting,
and no one knows more about it then
Dr. G. K. Fortescue, the Keeper ol
Printed Books, who retired at the end
of Ootober after torty-two years' service,
"Lst ns commence," said Dr. Fortescue to our representstive recently,
"by recalling that he British Museum
Is the youngest of the great libraries-
of Europe. The history of such lib.
varies aa the Blbliotheque National*
of Paris, the Vstican Library, or the
libraries of Vienna or Munich goes
back for many centuries. Nevertheless, we can claim to-day to be nut
only the largest in the world, but one
ol the most valuable, and this in spits
ef some early drawbacks.
-" For a long time we had no regular
income. If any special books were
wanted, there was no way ol getting
them except by means of a special
?rant from the Treasury. Moreover,
hs staff of the museum was largely
recruited from the ranks ol men who
were elderly—distinguished men ol
letters, and others not so distinguished. Perhaps the most eminent custodian ot this class was Cary, the
transistor of Dante.
"It was not until an obscure Italian
refugee, Antonio Panizzi, afterwards
to become the famous Sir Antony
Panizzi, was appointed Keeper ol
Printed Books in 1837 that the library
began  to take rank  as one  of the
freatest libraries of Europe. It is to
anizzi we owe the regular grants for
all purposes, such as purchasing,
printing and binding.
Not only did he obtain the rcgubr
assistance of the Treasury, but he se.
cured to—the library its full rights
under tmT Copyrig it Act ot 1843, began the great catalogue nf printed
books, designed the great circular
reading  room   surrounded   with   five
Galleries, and was the author •' many
(■clinical improvements for the cute
end systematizing of the work nf
librariansliip. When Panizzi took
charge of the library he lound a collection of 350.000 books, some of
them very valuable, "but all of them
Ill-caret! for. ill-arranged, and ill-
When he relinquished his task, alter thirty years' unremitting and
strenuous toil, he bequeathed to future generations a great and ordered
library of 1,500,000 books, containing
fn itself the material fur future
growth, and second in importance only
V> tho Ftibliotheque Nationnle.
"I entered lite museum in 1870, five
years after Panizzi retired. On the
last occasion T had the honor of meet,
ing Gladstone he said, 'I iiope you
men ol the museum never cease t:i
five thanks to the great man who
made you what you are.'
"Since Panizzi'a time the growth
has been no less rapid, until nt tlie
present moment tlie library contain*
at least 3.500,000, and possibly 4.UW..
000 books.
"I cannot give tho precise figures
because of the variation of methods
of commutation. We receive every
year 120,000 'pieces.' A 'piece' is lit.-
technical desoription ot anything
printed from a single' sheet to an n I-
dllion of Voltaire 'i eighty-seven Volumes, It is difficult lo stste how
many volumes an Included in the
number ot 'pieces,' but it is sn under,
statement to say tnat 50,000 volumes
would represent our increase any year.
This is not a matter of congratulation,
'I agree. Indeed, it is somewhat
alarming that no fewer than 2,000,000
books have been added since I came
here,   •
"As to the future, it is—well, terrific
to think what the increase will be in
the course of the century that lie-
before us. truly, of the making <>1
many books there is no end. Librarians will no longer be able to count
the number of books. Presumably
the/ will speak of having so many
miles of them. There are at least
llorty-i.x miles of bookshelves at the
present time, enough to stretch Iron)
'Londt.i to Brighton.
; "Who can say that a book is dead?
{How many authors whose books sre
entombed here may yet prove more
•live than those whose books are now
'enjoying transient 'life'?"
Filing Steel
,   If a tittle chalk be rubbed on a Die
ftelore filing steel it will prevent chips
laUcking to tbe file to scratch tbe work.
Great CI lelmsnt.
Charles II. must hsve turned in his
grave when the London celehtation of
the Great Ejectment was held at tbe
Memorial Hall.  It was not to be ex
Oxford University.
The Prince of Wales is now busy
rith his rehl work a sn undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford. His
royal highness hac' a hearty «6nd-otf
pected on such uu occa.-«m that the rec.ntly from a large crowd which had
tual descendants of tht ejected assembled at Padding on. in London,
whither hi drove with Msjor the
Hon. W. Cadogan. his equerry,- and
Mr. H. P. HansDll. his tutor, sfter
bidding good-bye to the King and
Queen. Princess Mary, nnd Prince
John at Buckingham Palace. The
princ traveled in a special saloon,
nnd whin he reached Oxford a few
minutes nfter six in thr evening a
hearty and unlooked-for welcome was
accorded by a dense crowd of undergraduates, townspeople, and elementary school children. In the motor
car which he will use during his term
at the university, the prince drove to
Magdalen College, and was receivd
ill th? principal quadrangle by the
president, Dr. T. Herbert Warren,
with whom he warmly shook hands,
an.: was conducted by him to the
suite of rooms which have been s-'t
apart for his use on the north side
2,000 would let bygones be bygones.
So poor "Charles Stuart'—the speakers all referred to him witli the right
Cromwellian bluntness — was dealt
with very laithluily. But a better use
than that was made of the celebration.
Its really memorable fealuro Wis tin
heartsearching note in the speeches,
the manifest resolve to dig lessons lor
the present and the future nut ol the
memories of the past. There was nc
thing dramatic ur "effective'' about
the rn.ie.lngs, but their brseing effect
was manifest end immediate.
Principal W. B. Selbie set the example of plain-dealing in his sermon in
the afternoon. Based on the passage,
"What went ye out into the wilderness to see," etc., it was, in effect, a
lecture to the Free Churches and their
ministers on their too-frequent surren.
der to the influences of "an eniaaeu- 0{ the picturesque cloisters, not tar
lated age." The churches were better, frorn the rooms which Addison occu-
he said, lor the disabilities and suf- plod while he was in residence at the
feringa of the men of 1662, and they college.   It hss been   arrunged   that
were suffering to-day because some of thi subjects to which the Prince ol
them were wearing purple and fin* Wales s'lall devote   his attention   In
linen, and because the disabilities had his rtudies   are   history,   geography,
been removed. It was almost as
though they had I no testimony t>
make. They were very anxious to
show their power and their prestige.
They depended too much on the paraphernalia ot a church and were lor- the sr.me way as other undergraduate
getting what really makes a church—   members of the college.   With regard
political science, political economy,
En.^li.-.h literature, French and German. In the ordinary course his
essays will he submitted to the presi-
d "nt, i.nd he will attend  lectures  in
the presence and power of Christ.
Another lesson ot 1662 was that ministers must be men ol the Word. They
muet have a "thus salth the Lord"
for their own times. "What the min.
istry needs more than anything else,
perhaps is a voice, an articulate met
to sports, the prince will he free In
make his f rn selection. Riding will
undoubtedly he one of his recreations,
and several horses have already arrived for his use. He will become a
member of the Union Society, and
will   also   join   the   Vincents'   Club,
sage, a feeling that there is something   "hi"1' "»»  established   some  half a
»-'--* , „„„..,.,.    „,.,*     in(i    ilas    numbered
to be told to people — not argued or   century
sneculated abuuTbut hammered home   amongst- Its mem^rs   the   laie Lord
century   ngo,
speculated eb»'ut',"but hammered home   amongat Its mewtwe   tne   iaie aero,
with   the   hammer   of   a   passionate   R-ndolph Church,!   the Earl of Hose-
conviction."   Again,  they wanted to   *"?■ j""» «he Archl ishop of York    1
have the old spirit that believed that    * un^" J"*1 ^M.^o,   K H™   W
2rf£J? Ih^ad^mnrllsld-   C*S^^rryTtotSSSdY„
stead ot that, they had.compromised.   thp |>e| ((|it'he ,, an offlc„ „f ,h,
10th H-s.ts (Prince of Wales' Own)
Regiment, to which his royal highness will he attached when he com-
meuces his military career.
hushing up awkward things.
After the service there was a procession, led by Rev. F. B. Meyer,
through Fleet lane to Siuithtleld^-tbe
old route, doubtless, from old Fleet
Prison to the martyrs' place < f burning. There by the Martyrs' Memorial,
Rev. George Eayrs, F.R. Hist, S., gave
! Dog Stealing In London.
I    Dog   stealing   is   a  profitable  and
a  short  address  on the   Protestant   growing occupation and it is being
martyrs, in whose succession, he said,
the men ol 1662 undoubtedly stood. .
This interesting episode was followed
by reception at the Memorial Hall,
when a large number ol representatives ol "1662 churches" told the stories of their local heroes. It was a
thrilling procession ot great me- j
A crowded audience listened to four
fine speeches at the great evening
meeting.  Sir Albert Spicer, M.P., pre.
carried on in London, Eng.. with increasing skill  and ingenuity.   There
is a ready market at high prices Inr
a good looking dog of any ot the fashionable toy breeds.    It is quite easy
to get in the Bethnal Green dog market a bogus certificate of sale which
establishes  a sufficiently  satisfactory
title nf ownership to enable a sale to
be effected elsewhere.  And many very
honest people   who  would   not  even
cheat a custom house oi'cer will buy
sided "lie   reminded 'them   that 'the i valuable dogs without inquiring too
ejected clergymen fought their mental   closely as to how the vendor became
I fight individually and in solitude, and   possessed of them,
without organization, a thing hard to I    There is no great difficulty in dispos-
reaiize nowadays.  He also emphasized   ing nt a stolen dog, but there are arts
their love lor the  National   Church. I of great cunning in the   stealing   of
Sir Albert's concluding sentence, uti-   them. Witchcraft and magic, profound
fortunately, was lost in good-natured . knowledge of the weaknesses ol canine
laughter, for by slip ol the tongue he I nature and  the   subtle   alehemies of
referred to the battle for Free Trade ; spella, potions and philters are among
instead of Free Church, principles.     I the dog thief's equipment. A little dog
I    Rev. Thomas Phillips, B.A.. gave a ' released from the lead Tuns along by
! stirring oration on behalf ol the Bap.   its mistress' side, thinking only the
tisus.   "I do not think," he said, "I I happy thoughts of inrocence.     And
can find a stronger argument to prove   then there comes along a man of art-
the moral and spiritual damage of the   less mien but hypnotic power, and intr
I state establishment of religion  than I the   mind of  the   tenderly   nurtured
j that   these   men   should   have   been   "Pom." spring sudden wild thoughts
■ ejected."  They learned in the wilder-   of  a gay   wide  world  full  ol  fierce
ness, however, that they eould do with. ! joys that his home does not compre-
, out bishops, endowments and every- I hend.   He   wanders  sniffing  at   the
thing accidental, so long as they had   wizard's hypnotic lieeis round the cor-
God- that was their great message to   ner.  The next thing he knows is that
Seme Curious Regulations Fer Jack
Tar Afloat. I
Now that the notorious "10a" pun-!
ishment  has been  abolished  in  tlie |
navy there is a chance that some day-
Jack will be treated like a man, and .
not.  as at present,  like a  child   ift
danger of being spoiled unless pulled
up emartly as olten as possible.   We
may expect to see some of the more
absurd  crimes of  which  he  can   be
guilty follow "lacing tlie paint."
Why should be, when it eumes to .
face ornaments "gro-.v all or shave
altP" "All on or all off" is the inexorable law, and any man who attempted to cultivate a mnusttiche on y would
sacritit-e a month's pay. Then is no
such restriction in the United States
navy, and this is one ol the reasons,
it is said, why so many ol our bluejackets desert to it, though probably
the higher pay is the principal inducement.
Another curious crime, is whistling
in certain circumstances. However
exuberantly loyal lack may be, he
mav n't whistle "God Save the King,''
as the National Anthem is not allowed
to be rendered on a man-of-war except by the band. The Dead Marfli
in "Saul"—with or without variation
—is also prohibited, end anything
even remotely suggestive of "the
Wearin' ol the Green" brings on the
offender swilt punishment.
in this particular, howrvrr the sailor is under no greater "disability than
ihe soldier, who also is not allowed
to whistle certain tunes. These include—when he is stall>nc.> in Ireland—"The Battle nf the Buyne,"
Jack is at a further disadvantage
with the civilian in that he is not
allowed to have . "conscientious injection." A bluojacket wh, offered the
common plea against undergoing vaccination was given twenty four days
in irons and prisoners' die* hiid when,
on his release, he again refused to be
inoculated, he was put In prison lor
a day, and 'hen dismissed the service.
If, again Jack finds that a banana
or an orange is over-ripe he must not
pitch it ir.t'i the sea without further
ado. Nothing may be thrown over*
board except at slated hours and a
fixed place, and even then permission
from an officer must be obtained. The
punishment prescribed nowadays for
breaking this law is seven days' cells;
but formerly it was much more severe.
In 1801 a young sailor on the Arethusa j
was given eighty lashes for throwing !
a bad orange overboard at the wrong
time and place.
Many other things are similarly law-
tul only it done under certain conditions. A bluejacket cannot sm ike out
of smoking hours, eveti when his duty
or the dignity ol the service would
not thereby be affected in the slightest degree, as, lor instance, during
the silent watches of the night. If
he offend in this particular, he may
be punished with cells, loss ot pay, or
degradation in rank.
It is "crime," too, to wash or mend
clothes except at appointed times. A
man caught drying a garment is made
to carry it on the top of a boat-hook
till it is bone-dry, and is thus exposed
to   the   ridicule   of   his   comrades—a
frineiple of many naval punishments.
I for instance, a bluejacket spits on
the deck, he is made to carry about
an enormous spittoon till he detect;
somebody committing the same enormity. It was this principle which
made "10a" so objectionable to lower-
deck men.
Altogether, Jack has to keep a
"bright lookout" to retain his record
of service free from "crime."
the Free Churches ol to-day
Rev. Richard Roberts ably repre-
sented the Presbyterians. The most
notable passage of.a thoughtful speech
was his warning against the abuse of
the freedom so hardly won. "Liberty
to worship also means liberty not to
worship. The danger is indifference.
The only way to preserve Our religious liberty is by using it."   .
At the close of the meeting a reso.
lution was passed expressing prolound
admiration for the ejectetl 2,000. combined with an expression of Free
Church loyalty to the King. This
will, it is hoped, be presented to His
Mnjestv in person by tho Protestant
Dissenting Deputies, using their all;
cient privilege oi access to the throne.
; he is inhabiting a dark pocket, aud
his old life is lost to him lorever.
Hat a Brilliant Future.
The many Bdmirers in this country
nf tho inimitable J. M. Barrie will be
ink rested to know that he has a
niece engaged in theatrical work. She
is Madge Murray, pretty, talented and
only 18 years old. in spite ol her
extreme youth she has already made
a' reputation for herself as an actress
of ability and London critics claim
that she lias a remarkable luture. She
will be a member of the cast presenting Cosmo Hamilton's play. The
Blindness :if Virtue.
Mr. Barrie, with whom Miss Murray
is a great favorite, was absnlutely op.
posed to her going on the stage when
the idea Km lirst broached to him,
but gradually the young woman Won
him over to lier way of thinking. Today no one Is prouder ol her suece.-s
Mr. Grayson's Talk  In a Train.
Mr. Victor Grayson, on arriving late
at a Socilaist meeting at Nelson, Eng.,
explained that lie had been waiting
on a station near Manchester for an
hour and a hall for a train to bring
him there.
That was probably due to a mistake
on the part ol the. railway porters,
and it reminded him of a humorous
incident which happened to him on a
former railway journey. He remembered getting into a train at the same
time as another man who was what
they called in Lancashire "purple at
the gills." Alter the train had start-
ed the man commenced talkin to him
about the failings of the rulway system. He (Mr. Grayson) endured it
as well as he could, and in his most
patient moment he said, "Well, if you
want to improve them the only thing
you can do, in my opinion, is to nationalize them." The other man replied. 'It 1 had my way 1 would paralyze them."
Bachelor Lord Mayor.
A London business man is to be the
next Mayor ol Norwich. Kllg.   In two
waya he is a notable case. Mr. Arthur
Michael Samuel is only .19 years ol than tlie shy and retiring Sontsmati
age, and as a bachelor, with no moth- who -has won the hearts ol lovers ol
er i.r sister, he is faced with thi task   the best iu literature aud the drama.
of filling  the office with  nn one to.       ;     ;
play the hostess.    His  home  is  ill , "Ireland For the Jews."
Montague square, and he has for sev- j "Ireland lor the Jews," is the lal-
enteonyeara lived in London. In Nor- | eat cry ot a Recti' ol the Hebrew
wte'i the family has been known since ' race. It was disci "*J ni the recent
tho middle ot the thirteenth century. International Jewi=n Congress at
Mr. Samuel has done much entertain. ; Vienna.
ing in London without the assistance      Very little has transpired of the do-
of a hostess, and is looking forward I ings at that congress, but it is known
with interest to running the office in I that much time was spent in consider-
! single instead ol double harness. ing the giving of a territorial organ!-
■ He rides in the park before break- ! nation to the Jews. Canada, Brazil,
fast every morning, and will sit down I Turkey and Portugal were considered
when he comes in, booted ai.~ spur- I as suitable Jewish gathering grounds
red, to play Chopin or Schubert. He . —and then the advantages of Ireland
has written a book on Italian archi- ! were surveyed. Delegates enlarged oil
tecture and another on the taxation I Erin's   rich   soil,   mild   climate   and
Birds' Weddlrg Garments Filched to
Trim Hats.
The warfare on the part of humane
societies against feather millinery is
being carried on vigorously in I o don.
"Feathers used in millinery are the
wedding garments of the birds," said
Mr. James Buckland in a lecture on
behalf ot the Plumage Bill recently.
To be of any value, he added,-the feathers must he luken before the bird,
attempt tsj rear their young.
II the truth could be told about the
Calcutta Custom House in relation to
certain people in London, the public
conscience would be shocked by the
extent ot the smuggling ol leather.-.
Her Roytl Higiuiess the Ranee of
Sarawak presided over the fashjnnable
company  which  heard the lecture.
Mr. J.  Buckland said the habit nl
wearing skins and plumcge iu ladies'
hats was rapidly  leading to the ex*
termination  of many   birds,  because
tl.ey   were   being   killed   taster  than
they were breeding.   Some types'had i
already been Inst to the world in this
way.   On an island in the North Paoi-
lie Ocean was lound a heap of dead j
albatrosses,  waist l.igh,  their bodies
stripped of feathers, and many matt-1
ing  have  condemned   to  a lingering-
The beautiful lyre bird of Australia '
had been reduced to a few specimens,
and not long ago some sordid wretches
surrounded and find a patch of scrub
where these remaining birds had
sought shelter, and shot them down
as they rushed out. One hundred
and twenty tail quills of these birds
had been sold in London as 2s. 6d.
each, quills which took milions of
years to evolve, and which were now
lost to the world.
Every egret worn b/ a woman
meant not only the death of the bird,
who would rather give up her lite
than abandon her little ones, but it
also meant the wailing cry ol hunger
frohi her offspring.
Great Britain was the receiver ot
the stolen goods. A little while ago,
at the feather sales in London, a
snowy heron's leather was sold at
1100 per ounce, which was at the rata
ot $1,600 per pound. The exposu.e
and imperilling of human life in the
fever swamps to obtain these feathers
should not be necessary to "glut
women's carrion taste in millinery.''
Abeut Playing Cards.
Quite apart from their use in various game:, playing cards are an interesting study from historic and pictorial points of view. Take first their
numerical arrangement. Fifty-two
cards, 365 .-,is or dots and 13 tricks,
representing the weeks and days in
the year and the lunar months. There
are tour suits, representing four
classes of people us they were divided at the 'ime the pack of cards we
now use was devised by the French.
The "spades" stood for pikemen or
soldiers, the "clubs" for clover, typifying farmers, the "diamonds" for
building titles, representing artisans,
and the "hearts" for choirmen or
ecclesiastics. The "kings" and
"queens" of the time were more or
les., eorrH likenesses ol certain royal
and noble personages. Even in our
modern packs it is said that one ol
the "queens" is a conventionalized
portrait of Elizabeth ol York, who
was engaged to the Dauphin ol
France. The "knaves" were then the
king's jesters, and even these ca-ds
may be portraits. All the court cards,
in tact, retain their sixteenth century
characteristics. Cards are amongst
the few things that have not changed
with the centuries.
ol land values.
dwindling population. But over all the
debates there was felt that inherent
Tht Meaning of "Blue-stocking."      yearning   for   Palestine and   the   rein the time ol Dr. Johnson, several' ««'iM> oi the Temple oi Jerusalem
English  ladies   held   weekly  assetn-1 i.„.«>. nt...u.~.
biles for meeting literary men.   One I Dr. Jow.tt •Discovery.
member of the circles wor- blue stock- .Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake, whose per-
ings. When he wbb absent they used •■•"ten' <-«ort» finally brought ab ,ul
to say: "We can do nothing without the admission ot women to the prac-
the blue-stockingB." By degrees the tiee oi medicine ill England, r.nce rename became applied to .the ladies marked, "It Ms absurd to keep the
wbe attended and the assemblies re. door longer shut against young w ►
ceived the name ol the "Blue Stock-   men. seeing how many old women are
insidel Her Unless eloquence was
once the object of a witticism by Dr.
Jowett. The master ol Baliol tat next
to her at dinner, and alter the ladies
retired he remarked, "I always knew
that lei miant taw, but never until
this night that Jex meant Jaw I"
Fewer Lives Lost at Sea.
The toll of tlie sea is gradually falling. In 18114, 1,374 masters and sea-
nini and 1,197 passengers, making a
grand total of 3,071, were lost, as com-
pared with 1)07 masters and seamen
and 24 passengers (a total of 1.021) in
Itlll—figures wheh appear in a British
mercantile marine return just issued.
The proportion of mariners lost iu
1894 wns one in 116; last year it had
Inllen to one in 248. Nearly 230,000
senmen are returned as serving in
British seagoing merchant ships last
year, as against less than 220,000 fifteen years ago.
It is noticeable that of last year's
over 230.000 were engaged on steamships, at against only 15,000 on sailing
vessels. In 1894. 58.537 seamen worked
under sail, against 150,257 under
steam. I
Against  FresT-unchet.
Melbourne, Australia, where the
■free lunch" has flourished for many
years, is the scene of a revolt against
that popular institution. The rebels
are not the free lunchera, but the
hotelkeepers, whom custom compels
to provide tbe gratuitous mid-day
leasts lor everybody who buys a six-
cent glass of beer. Melbourne restaurants recently raised the price of
meals and the consequence is a ruin*
oua rush to the free counter lunches
iu the hotels.
Busittt Spot en Earth,
The most crowded spot in the world
for five and a hall days of the week
is that small tract of territory, covering one acre, bounded by the Royal
Exchange, the bank and the Mansion
House in the City of London. It is a
veritable human gaglion. If you were
to stretch an invisible thread north
and south across this space you would
find that in the course ol each day no
fewer th.» i 500.000 persons passed and
repassed, together with 50.1100 vehicles. And the busiest acre is Immediately outside the Mansion House, for
rather more than hull the traffic
crossing the imaginary boundaries
passes that way, tlie result ol a traffic census taken by the London police
show that on an average day some
30,1:00 vehicles pass this particular corner, while the pedestrian traffic is well
over 250,(01, ami these figures are constantly increasing.
Retort on Mr. Labotchere.
At a hotel in Cornwall n lew days
ago, writes a correspondent. I came
across an old waiter who, iu his paltnv
days, was in the service of tho late
Lord James of Hereford, at the time
when, as Sir Henry James, he sat fur
On the occasion ot one of Sir Henry's lights the late Mr. Henry Labou.
cliere. who had a good reason for taking an interest in Taunton, was so
certain that Sir Henry vould be defeated that he sent a message to him,
offering, if he got in, to carry him
from Taunton to Westminster on his
back. ,
To this Sir Henry sent back a reply, through the man now serving as
a waiter, that he quite gave up donkey-riding when he was a boy.
Cholera Sweeping India,
Cholera again is sweeping India. In
August in the province of Madras
alone there were 21,300 enses, with 10.-
620 deaths? In other parts of the empire an eounlly ominous mortality pre.
vailed. While the scourge is not so
severe as in previous years, it is exacting a heavy toll.
Cholera is also said to bo prevalent
in Asiatic Turkey. With Turkish
troops being hurried into southern liu-
lope because of the Balkan war, the
officials fear the plague may spread
through Europe.
Tales That Are Told ot th. Great Bna>
Hsh Humorous Poet.
The late Sir W. Gilbert will ion* lie
remembered lor what lie aid lor irte>
English stage.   He lound the la'mp <
burlesque burning  low ami  -iiuI.kIo
i.us. ami he invented Q ' ew ^'nl ei
chanting lorm of entertainm;. I  su
tie enough, with its delicate   niiiy, I
captivate the most exacting lute'ler
yet rippling over   with   ti   doliclni
gaiety   lhat   a   happy   child   mljjU.
share.      He  had   a   mordant  satiM.
fearless and   keen-edged;   an   inexhaustible wit,  sciutillatiua   in everf
line;  a Pu.'l;-likj  aptituJ    for para.
dux. whimsical and inerr. ; anil with
it all no word was spoken which ui.
honest man or woman ueed blush Va
In The Century Illustrated Mag*.
sine there is au Interestii ; hi tide en.
titled. "Sir W, Gilbert as I knew
him," written by Mr. Roland Grey,
giving his itnpre-sions of the faimiH
librettist. Looking hack to the first
chance ol listening to the conversation
ot the author ol "Pinatnre," says Mr.
Grey, my immediate apd amused inu
pression  was  that he took  as great
Eains to be dull as others do to be
rilliant, will almost equal success.
Do what he would, the wit sparkled)
nut, though he never enjoyed makinn
a joke so much as when he made it
to a dullard.
His table-talk will not he garnered)
up in-dismal litlle volumes nhere tha
champagne is flat and the lamps hunt
dim. Brevity was the soul ot his wit.
The terrible verdict as to a certain
"Hamlet" whose impersonator uu.
wisely asked him to be candid is his.
torical: 'Funny, my dear fellow—tun.
ny without being vulgar.'' A i:mark
about another concerted player Was
made  to   a  very  limited   audience;
"Poor  1 he baa all the  laults o|
an actor without the excuse n! beiu<
Mere blr -k and white can neeer
convey the intimate charm of the lib.
rary where much of bit later work
was done at the orderly writing table
at which, when a play wat in pro.
Sress, he regularly spent the mormon
oars. Strange creatures were allowed)
tree access to him, discovering the
vein ol tenderness which would make'
him sit still with a lemur asleep upon
his shoulder rather than disturb it by
moving, There wero altvays Dowers,
ol which he liked mignonette best,
but the chief ornaments qt a room all
sunshine and harmonious coliriim
were the white shelves laden with thi
richly bound books which he read
chiefly late at night; and the favoriU
of them all was the Book ol -lob.
Sir William Gilbert contradicted
every indication regarding genius,
Michaelangela, as "eternal patience."
His mind was as disciplined .s it was
original. His eyes never ruled with
"fire frenzy," but they weie keen to
discover any flaw in his w r!\ He
considered every detail as worthy ■>(
special rescsreh.
He would buy the best nnd most
expensive Greek lexicon to insure the
perfect accur-cy of the Greek words
and phra.es intioduced into a single
song in His Majesty," ar.d lie woulil
copy a whole play in his clear hand,
writing when new editions rilled lor
alteration, which his wannest de*
votees often deplore.
As we glance respectively at the lonii
sequence of plays Gilbert has given ut
as an inheritance, the chief luiprea.
sion left by his work is that it will
endure for all its lantasy, because t
is the work of one who will stand
among the makers of the Knelish language. He invented new meter which
are pure music, and made his bright
mischief with words bent to his airy,
intricate uses.
He never borrowed, and he never
stole. His quick brain was too re.
sourceful for any risk ol plagjrlsin,
despite the wild culture which can ha
a positive snare to a less original
mind. Ho has absolutely no analogy
with any other writer in any i ','ier
country. In his own province "there
is no ono beside him and no one above
him." He is sole autocrat of a fairy
realm, where, delicious thought, there
are no bures. Fun and Frolic are the
cup-bearers of his dainty Muse, wh'i
eould never, line Mr. Rudyard Kipling's, "travel with the coffee and tin
pork." He hnd no need fci his path.*
tic lament tlml humor was exhausted
though when be looked nt the poverty
ot the wit of our "funny '■ I' iws nnd
clowns of private Hie," lit may well
have been too depressed t i realu.n
what a host he was in himself.
I Svimmer'a Great  1 inis*i.
There was a remarkable lit:ish bi
the annual swimming contest of the
London and Southwestern Roi.rnad hi.
eoinotive department competition race
in the Thames river from Chelsea to
ttatt.'rst'a recently, when V. I>. Downs
I of the Nine Kims locomotive iVpnrfc.
i incut, the holder of the championship,
| who   was   leading,   was   seized   with
[ cramps when fifty yards from the winning post.
; A boat made to his assis'unre. but
he had presence of mind lo turn cm,
his back and, floating thus, was car.
. Tied by the strong ebb current pa*t
I the winning post, securing the chain.
! pionship for the third successive year.
I H. I.uddon, a Guildford veteran, was
defeated hy a narn«w margin. Downs'
time was 16 minutes 28 2 5 Fecund*.
ing Clubs," and literary ladies were
called "blue-stockings."
Tht Korean V'ay.
In   Korea   Ministers ol state who
gamble recklessly are liable to be caned by police officials.
Trial by Ordeal.
In Nigeria, should the suspicion of
witchcrait (all nn any one, trial by
ordeal alone can free him. The most
usual one is that ol eating a poisonous
bean called eiere,, which usually kiili
tbe suspected person.
Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria hat been in existence
3,000,000 years, according to thi computation! ol Dr. Felix Oswald, the
geologist, whom the British Museum
authorities sent to Africa some time
ago to investigate this question.
Why  an Alderman Took tha  Fledt..
At a temperance demonstration at
Berwick, Eng.. Aid. Logan, who has
accepted the mayoralty for a second
t^rrn, stated that he had been a tee.
trfitaller lor forty years. "One New
Years morning," he said. "I had been
'first, tooting, (a Scottish custom ol
visiting a friend's house with a present to bring him luck for the ensuing
year) and having got a drop too much.
I was feeling very bad. A very dear
friend of mine suggested that 1 should
have another drink to put me right.
" 'That which has put tne wroue
will not put me right,' I said, ami
since then I have never drunk anything stronger than tea."
| Egypt's lllittraitt.
Out   of   the   11.000,000   natives   of
, Egypt only tome 100,01)0 can read uti
a.mmin m     ii i ii«j
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$750— delivery car $775—town car
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