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Array HE ISLANDER
Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
•fc-guUtlon Wontj
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VOL. IV., No. 28
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY. OCT. 11, 1913
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
ISLAND STRIKE
REPORT ISSUED
Samuel Price, K. C, Report* Hi*
Findings in Connection with
Local Strike.
Ottawa, Oct. 6.—The report of
Samuel Price, K. C, who was
appointed a -commissioner to in
vestigate difficulties at Vancouver
Island mines, was made public by
the Hon. T. W. Crothers, Minister of Labor, Saturday. Mr. Price
gives a lengthy history of the
dispute and makes a number of
recommendations with a view of
making the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act more satisfactory and to assist in preventing, or aid in the settlement of
future difficulties.
Mr. Price's report makes it
very clear that the charge made
at the Trades and Labour Congress against Hon. Mr. Crothers
that he refused to grant an arbitration board urder the Industrial
Disputes Act. is absolutely without foundation; On the other
hand, Mr, Crother did everything
possible to have a board formed.
On the very day of a report of
a strike at Cumberland mine
reached the Minister of Labour,
he telegraphed the secretary of
the lccal union at Cumberland
calling his attention to the Industrial- Disputes Investigation
Act, telling him the requirements
of the Act did not appear to have
been complied with before going
on strike, and suggesting that
particulars of the dispute be given
and application made for a board
under the Act,
The secretary of the union for
thedistric , J. J, McAllister, who
got the telegram, replied that the
men had merely taken a holiday,
after which the company had
ordered the men to take away
their tools.
Later J. D. McNiven, fair wage
officer of the Department of
Labor, under instructions from
the Department, proceeded to
Nanaimo and endeavoured to get
officers of the uuion to apply for
a board under the Industrial Disputes Act, or, failing to get an
application from the union he was
instructed to get one from representatives of the non-union employees. The former, Mr. Price
reports, refused; and though a
committee of the non-union men
at first agreed to apply, they
afterwards changed their decision
being influenced apparently by
the fact that the operators were
not in favour of the board, and
that in these circumstances such
action by them would not be likely
to assist matters.
Mr. Price makes four important recommendations.
The first refers to the definition
of a "strike," in view of the
repeated declarations of the men
that they were on a holiday. Mr.
.Price says: "In order that there
may be no room for doubt in the
mind of anyone as to what is forbidden by it.I think the Industrial
Disputes Investigation Act should
be amended, especially the definition of a strike in Section 56, so
as to cover clearly what ia in
reality a strike or lockout: and
make the provisions of the law
more easily understood and
more likely to be properly enforced."
Second, Mr. Price suggests
that collective agreements, such
as those in existence at Nanaimo
and South Wellington, and voluntarily and formally entered into
for a specified time between employers and employees, or between employees' unions and employers should be given the
sanction and protection of the
law: Mr. Price thinks that along
this line lies one of the greatest
improvements that could be made
to the present Act.
The report adds: "I would prohibit, under severe penalty, the
breaking, or inciting of anyone
to break such agreement, at all
events except in so far as a board
duly constituted under the Act or
under provisions analogous there*
to, might determine it was proper
to relieve anyone from such
agreement or cancel the agreement and until relief was given
or cancellation made."
Mr. Price's third recommendation is that there should be a
change made in the law to pre*
vent discrimination by employers
againstemployees "whoexercise
the legal right of joining or being
connected with unions."
On the point Mr. Price says:
" I think it should be prohibited
under penalty, to dismiss or refuse continuance of work, either
directly or by any indirect means
o- devices, to any employee by
reason merely of 'such an employee belonging to or holding
office in, or being active in lawfully extending the membership
of any legal labour organization,
that is to say, any labour organization not forbidden by law, or
formed or acting for any unlawful purpose."
Fourthly, Mr. Price suggests
that it should be made unlawful
to practice any kind of intimidation, abuse or insult against anyone, or to publish, call or refer to
anyone as a 'scab' or 'blackleg,'
or to incite or threaten to do any
of these things with a view to
influencing the acts of any person in connection with any strike
or labour dispute."
Commenting on the situation
at the mines, Mr. Price adds:
The policy of the Industrial Dispute'Investigation Act, probably
wisely, does not permit or provide
for appointments of a board except upon .application of one or
more parties to the dispute. Both
parties at the time of this inquiry
still professed confidence to win
upon the question of recognition
of the union, and forced intervention of any kind, except to
ascertain and report the facts,
even if provision existed for it,
appeared more likely' to delay
than to advance a final settlement."
Apart from the question of recognition of the union, Mr. Price
gives as his opinion that there
was no question neither of wages
or conditions of employment
which could not have been settled
by negotiation between the
parties or by conciliatien or by
arbitration under the Act,
SEPT. OUTPUT
54.720 TONS
Record Output for any One Day
2435 Tom on Tuesday,
September 30th.
It is reported that Robert Fob
ter the district president of the
U. M. W. of A. has at last with
reluctance acknowledged that the
United Mine Workers of America are beaten to a standstill at
Cumberland, of course the miners
of Cumberland have known this
for 12 months now but in justice
to a few miners who lire still following his instructions he' should
come forward and make the
statement from a public platform.
It may be humiliating for such a
great man as Foster, but then
the mighty such as he is have
been known to fall"
Foster may feel satisfied that
the miners of Cumberland are not
waiting for the U. M. W. of A,
to declare the so called holiday
or strike, off.
The increasing output settled
that ten months ago'
The output for the comox mines for the month of September
totals 54,720 tons and this does
not include 1000 tons from No 8.
The output for the month of
September in last three years is
as follows.
September 1911 49,614
September 1912 22,152
It was in this month that the so
called holiday commenced
September 1913 54,720
The out put for the week ending
Friday October 3rd totals 12,144,
for the week ending Fridry October 10th  12,195Tons.
No.5 mine seems to astonish
the idlers more than any other
mine because of its increasing
output which for the month of
September was 16,745 tons or 644
tons per day.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
and Miss Louisa Bickle returned
from a visit to Victoria on Sunday.
Miss McLaughlin, of the public
school staff, left for Vancouver
on Sunday and returned Tuesday.
G. W. Wallas, of Bevan, returned from a visit to Vancouver
on Sunday, While at Vancouver
he purchased a $1300 player-
piano.
Mrs. S. T. Marsden, of Chilli-
wack, is here on a visit and is the
guest of Mrs. Harry Bryan.
Walter Telfer, salesman at the
Corner Store, accompanied by
Mrs. Telfer, returned on Thursday evening from Vancouver.
No. 8 air shaft of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited is
now down to the coal and cor»-
nected with the main shaft. The
seam of coal is 7ft. 6in. thick
and considered the best on the
Island. This new mine shipped
almost 1000 tons of coal during
September.
Evening classes in Stenography three times a week. For particulars and terms apply to Miss
Muriel Bate, P. O- Box, 279,
Cumberland.
LOCAL NEWS
High class Vaudeville at the
Crown Theatre tonight.
C. R. Mills, of the Big Store
Staff, left for the east on Sunday.
Grant Smith and Co. have completed their contract at Bevan,
and left for Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Bennett
returned from a visit to Vancouver on Sunday.
Neil McFayden returned on
Sunday after spending a we*k at
New Westminster Exhibition.
Fifty-two Ladysmith strike disturbance cases came up before
Judge Howay at Nanaimo on
Thursday.
Lost, between Post Office and
Hospital, pair of eye-glasses.
Finder please return to Hospital.
Reward.
Wesley Willard returned ou
Sunday from a visit to New
Westminster and Vancouver. Mr.
Willard is one of the directors of
New Westminster Exhibition,
at which he has been attending.
The Cumberland, Courtenay
and Comox Auto Stage will only
make two return trips daily
(Sundays excepted) during the
winter months, leaving the Post
Office at 10 a.m. and 2-30 p.m.
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist Church have decided to hold
a grand concert in the Cumberland Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18th.
See that this date is kept open,
otherwise you will miss the treat
of your lifetime.
Among the passengers on Friday morning's train were Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Parkinson, Miss
S. Walker and Mrs. Nash, all
booked for Vancouver andSeattle.
Miss Desell, sister of Mrs. Montgomery, also left for Butte,
Montana.
The agitators are still out in a
quiet way attempting to create
mischief. Their latest move is
sending circulars to the workers
giving them a definition of the
word scab. There are no scabs on
Vancouver Island, and the workers need no definition. If there
should be such a thing as a real
scab you will find him in the
ranks of the U. M. W. of A.
The body of Mrs. Sarah E,
Tyson, aged 37, wife of John R,
Tyson of Bevan, was found by
the provincial police in the creek
near the coal washer at Union
Bay on Tuesday morning. The
unfortunate woman had taken off
her wearing apparel and laid her
clothes upon the bank of the
creek and then, while temporarily insane, threw herself into the
water. The police found her
lying in eighteen inches of water
with her face downwards. Coroner Abrams held an inquest on
Wednesday afternoon. The evidence showed that deceased had
left Bevan on Monday morning
with the intention of coming to
Cumberland to draw some money
out of the bank, but instead went
to Union Bay. The jury, of
which W. J. Pearce was the foreman, returned a verdict of suicide
while in a state of unsound mind.
The funeral took place on Friday
afternoon from Thos. E. Bank's
undertaking parlors to Cumber
land Cemetery, Rev. B. C. Freeman officiating,
FOUR MONTHS
HARD LABOUR
For Calling Men Scabs and making a Disturbance-Chinese
Fined for Smoking Opium
Before J. Maitland-Dougall,
stipendary magistrate, at the
Provincial Police Court on Monday. '
Three Chinese were charged
with frequenting an opium joint
and smoking opium. The accused pleaded not guilty. The Provincial Police testified to seeing
the Chinese smoking and produced pipes, opium lamps, etc,
as evidence. The magistrate
fined the accused $30 and costs
each or in default thirty days.
On Tuesday Samuel Rogers, of
Campbell River, was charged
with attempting suicide and remanded for eight days.
Bernardi Montinelli, known as
No. 1 John, was charged with
creating a disturbance on 3rd
street on Saturday evening when
four miners were returning home
from work. The evidence showed that the accused used insulting
language and called the men
scabs, and attempted to punch
and stone them. The magistrate
adjudged the prisoner guilty and
sentenced him to four months
with hard labour.
30 DAYS CAMPAIGN.
The Family Herald and Weekly
Star of Montreal is making an
urgent appeal to their present
subscribers to send in renewal
subscriptins during October and
relieve the enormous rush at the
close of the year. It is a reasonable request from a newspaper in
such great demand, and subscribers have nothing to loose by complying. The Family Herald and
Weekly Star is looking for a bigger season than ever before. It is
indeed a big dollar's worth.
We are going to increase the
circulation of the Islander, our
representative will canvas the
district for renewal and new subscribers. The price will be as usual $1.50. but in addition you will
receive The Family Herald and
Weekly Star of Montreal free.
A. Attree, of the Provincial
Police, left for Nanaimo on Saturday afternoon.
W. L. Coulson general manager
of the Canadian Colleries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., accompanied by Mrs.
Coulson arrived from Victoria by-
auto on Thursday evening,
David Stephenson, chief constable of the Provincial Police at
Nanaimo, has had his jurisdiction
extended and now takes in Alberni and the north end of the
Island.
W. J. Pearce, of the Corner
Store, left for Vancouver on a
business trip on Sunday and returned Tuesday.
Mr G. H. Roe, collector of customs at Unjon Bay, expects to
leave in a few days for New
Mexico, having secured six
months leave of absence on
account of ill-health.
MEDICAL FUND.
The members of the Medical
and Accident Fund of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
held their annual meeting in the
Oddfellows Hall on Saturday
evening, the 4th inst. D. R.
MacDonald, chairman of the
Medical Board, presided. The
minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted.
The following officers were
unanimously elected for the ensuing year 1913-1914: D. K, MacDonald, chairman; George W.
Clinton, secretary ; Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited,
treasurer; committee for the
various mines: No. 4, William
Jones, Sidney Horwood and Thos.
Bickle; No. 5, John Brown and
Daniel Marsh; No. 6, Harry King;
No. 7, Frank Jaynes and David
Stevenson; No. 8, Samuel Cowan;
Surface Men, R. H. Robertson.
Thomas Bennett and E. Searle;
Wharf, George E. Campbell.
The hon, secretary then road
his twenty-first annual report of
receipts and expenditures for the
year ending June 30th, 1913,
The report is further evidence
of the contention of the Islander
that there has been no strike in
Cumberland.
Every employee of the Canadian
collieries Dunsmuir Limited pay
#1 per month, for which he receives medical attendance, free
medicine, and in case of accident
he is taken care of at the hospital
free, the Medical and Accident
Fund paying all charges. In the
event he is a married man and
has a home then he gets $1 per
day paid direct. We have said
there has been no strike in Cumberland and as further proof
of our statement, the amount
received in dues during 1912-13
almost equals that of 1911-12, the
the difference is a little over
$1000. The agitators have repeatedly stated that accidents
were numerous on account of incompetent labour during the so-
called hoiiday. The report shows
there were fewer accidents during the year 1912-13 than during
a
the previous year, it shows a
decrease of $97. The total amount
paid out in benefits for 1911-12 is
$1504, 1912-13$1407.
What the U. M. W. of A. teim
incompetent must be skilled labor.
The balance on hand compares
favourably with previous years.
Balance on hand for 1911 $3606.40
 1912  4293.09
 1913  3909.50
It will be seen Cumberland does
not need the assistance of any
foreign agitator, the miners of
this place are fully capable of
handling their own affairs and
have decided that no U. M. W. of
A. shall interfere at any time.
NOT YET!
And never will. To-morrow
four weeks will have elapsed
since Farrington, Foster et al
paid Cumberland a visit and told
their dupes, who are living on $4
a week, that South Wellington
would sign up in two weeks and
recognise the U. M. W. of JA.
Foster had better reckon with the
officials of South Wellington before making such rash statements
This is hy way of a reminder, lt
will appear weekly. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C
Id CONQUERS ALL
- THINGS
IBY ARTHUR APPLIN)
Ward. Lock A Co., Llmlt-ad, Lon
don. Melbourne and Toronto
V.
(Contlni *d)
Shs clint'.ered cheerfully as they
Walked along, tolling blm all things
that linrl lntely happened at Cranby,
describing their neighbors, confessing
to all sorts ot crimes she had committed on his estate. But Hethorlngton
only heard half she said, for the music of her voice fascinated him.
The Ked Cottage waa a long, low
old fashioned building; the doors and
windows stood open to sun nnd wind.
I'eggy inarched into a pretty hall-dlii-
Ing loom. A few skins were thrown
.across tho bare hoards; silver glittered on an oak table set near the lire-
place where an urn hissel and spouted. Colonel Mehon waa sitting on
the oak settle reading tho morning
howcpaper.
Come along my dear, come along,
he cried without looking up. I was
beginning to fear that Hetherlngton
had fount! you poaching and had run
yrrni i.i-th? brute's capable ol lt.
Peggy dropped her Ashing, tackle
aud leant against the table, bubbling
over with laughter. I have run him
ln Instead, she cried; and he ls going
to have breakfast with us.
Colonel Melon crunched the netfs-
pansr in his hand: The devlll I beg
fom- pardon Sir George, 1 did not
unow—I mean—1
Peggy alone Eeemed unperturbed. I
told you tho sort of character you've
got, Sir George, she laughed; but I
dare say after fifteen years you will
forgive as apparently you have forgotten. N*ow please sit down and
I'll givo Mary the trout, they will be
ready ln a few minutes. She danced
oi.t of the hall, singing to herself but
returned almost immediately to dispense tea and coffee.
Awful side, Isn't lt, having tea and
roffee for two jcople? but you see, Sir
George, daddy and I have no one to
consider but ourselves, bo each one
spoils the other. If you like, this
morning for a change we will spoil
you.
It was nearly mid-day when Hetherlngton left the lied Cottage and rode
back to Cranby Hall. Tho morning
had passed all to quickly, like a gleam
of sunshine dispersing the black
clouds which surrounded him. But
the little gleam of sunshine had been
Mod. It had given him strength
and courage; the moment had come
when he had to look facti ln the face
■gain, though his heart sank as he
did so and he felt physically and spiritually nauseated. Yet he made up
his mind that ho would play the game
and face the future, in spite of the
past. One terror still rursued him—
If he had killed ln a moment of madness nt any hour Insanity might return!
He left his horse at the stables and
entered the house. Half a dozen
people were waiting for him ln tie
morning room; tliere was a pile of
letters on the breakfast table. The
butler gave him the names of the men
who had called; his bailiff McTurggot; the head keeper, a police Inspector, a couple of tenant farmers and—
Mr. Bister: The gentleman who called
last night, sir.
Hetherlngton nodded; he commenced automatically to open his letters, telling the servant he could clear
away as he had breakfasted.
The letters were mostly business
communications, one from his solicitors in London acknowledging the receipt of a letter he had sent them, and
aaylug they would be delighted to see
him on Wednesday week. Hetherlngton put that letter ln his coat pocket. The next, a bulky packet, contained his pass book from the bank.
Sitting down, he glanced through that
with some curiosity. Mr. Bister
had been right; he was a very rich
MsoonFace, Began to Ooze Waterlike Matter, Torture of Itchiness.
Pimples Festered and Enlarged,
Cured in Two Weeks, Thanks to
Cuticura Soap and Ointment,
Mt. Elgin; ind. Institute. Muncey, On-
tarlo.—-" I suffered from tcklu trouble for two
months before taking Cutlcura Remedies.
Tho troublo started from
Itchiness on tho back of the
hands. When Irritated, this
Itchiness turned to plmplcfl.
Theso pimples soon began
to spread up tho arms, from
tbo arms to my whole body.
\ \\ ]j 4) face. Having spread over
my body they became Irritated by my clothing. They began to ooze
water-llko matter. Then began an almost
killing torture of Itchiness. When I scratched
I seemed to scalp tho pimples and mnko
them extremely sore. They festerod and
enlarged, then they opened and left sore
spots.   These spots became scabbed and
•of?beyond, expression*
i sent* tor a sample of Cutlcura Soap
and Ointment which I received quicker than
I expected. I was much relieved at the
first application. I continued applying tho
Cutlcura Remedies for two straight weeks,
Uien' I was completely cured, thanks to
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment." (Signed)
John Jamieson, Mar. 6, 1012.
Cutlcura Soip and CuiiCUfa Ointment are
■old throughout the world. Send to Potter
D A O. Corp.. Dept. 68D, Boston, U.S.A.;
fet free sample of each with *J2-pa«« book.
man. He noticed ho had a balance
of eleven thousand two hundred and
fifty pounds to hla credit.
The last letter he picked up vas
In a feminine handwriting; aa he
broke broke the seal he was conscious
of a famll'ar perfume; the perfume
whloh was hidden in the piece of old
lace In his room upstairs.
My Dear Q* oige,
I hope you arrived safely. I am
Just sending you this Jcrawl because
I have an Idea that '8' followed you.
It he turns up, do, I lmploro you, pay
him and get rid of h'.m once and for
all. What are a few thousand
pounds to ycu? I cannot help feeling that something terrible will happen
to ono of you unless this affair ls
settled.
With love,
Yours ever,
CARMEN'.
Before folding up the letter. Hethcrington glanced at the address: 99
Albert Hall Mansions, Knlghtsbrldge,
London.
With something like a shock he realized that he remembered London; a
mental picture ot the city rose before
his eyes. But be only remembered it
ln the same vague way that he remembered the perfume on the old
lace. And Carmen—who was she?—
a friend, a 6lster, a lover, a wife?
Speculation was dangerous and Instinct warneJ him that the woman
might be dangerous too, If she were
anything llko the photograph he had
found, and ot which- he was sure she
waB the original
Puttltrg away his "letters Hetherlngton told the butler that h. v/ould see
Mr. Blste.. But flrBt of all ho went
upstairs and fetched his cheque book.
He glanced a', the fly leaf of one ot
his novels wondering how he signed
his r.amc. As an experiment he
wrote lt on r. sheet ot paper, but lt
did not look quite like the signature ln
the book. Ho sat down to consider
thl3 njw phenomenon—sudden loss of
memory could scarcely change his
handwriting! He covered a sheet cf
paper with signatures; an expert
certainly would have traced a resemblance between them and the signature
In the book.
Ho began to grow suspicious of himself. Perhaps the dead man ln the
wood was Sir George Hetherlngton
and he?—madness lay ln that direction! He commenced to try and imitates his own algnature and found
that was easy enough. Then he
took pen an'. Ink and filled In a
cheque for nine thousand flvo hundred
pounds. A minute later he was facing Mr. Jister ln the dining-room.
T*i3 latter still wore the soft felt hat
pulled well over his eyes, tie collar
of his long travelling coat turned up
and tho scarf wrapped round -his chin
and mouth. He loosened the latter
a3 he bowed gravely to Hetherlngton.
I hope you are satisfied, Sl. George?
Hetherlngton sat down and looked
Bearehingly Into Bister's face; the face
of an Intelligent, well, bred mna. It
suggested cruelty, perhaps selfishness,
but It was scarcely the face of a
criminal or a blackmailer.
I am not satisfied, he replied; but
I am going to givo you the money you
ask for on condition that you leave
the country. I have been advised to
do this by one who knows your secret.
Bister frowned and looked puzzled
for a moment. Memory returning,
eh?     Who is your Informant?
A woman— Hethcrington checked
himself abruptly. Sittln.; down at
the bureau he commenced to scribble
on a piece of paper, which he handed
to Bister.
Sign that, and you shall have your
cheque for £ 9,600.
Bister obeyed with alacrity; he did
not even read what Hetherlngton had
written. 1 suppose the signature is
all right? he said as he pocketed
the cheque; you haven't crossed it,
made lt payable to self or bearer?—
that's all right. Well, I will say au
revoir. I must own you are a cool
hand, Sir Geonge—by gad, I admire
you! It was a pretty little girl 1
saw you flirting with this morning,
she would look rather well as mistress
of this place, wouldn't she?—brighten things up i. bit. Still, if you take
my advice, you won't marry—and you
won't stay here, but settle down ln
London. We may never meet again
and if we do lt won't be for a good
many years. So long, don't forget
what I have aald. He slouched
across tho room, wrapping his scarf
round his throat and mouth again.
Hetherlngton waited until he heard
tho front door close, then he prepared
himself to Interview the other men.
With tho closing of tho front door he
determined to shut out tho unknown
past and. the horror lt contained.
Henceforth he would only concern
hlmBelf with tho future. The taflk
would bo difficult, dangerous even, but
ho was golnu to face it. Bister's
warning echoed mockingly ln his ear
—If you take my advice, you won't
marry.
He raised his hands and looked nt
them—hands that had taken the life of
a human being and a fow hours later
would be tenderly clasping those of a
young and Innocent girl—the girl who
had already taken possession of his
heart. He shuddered as he realized
the new problem which faced htm. He
had promised to meet Peggy Mehon
that evening and take her fishing.
(To be Continued)
For 'Mr.' Fragile
A man with an express package under his arm, stepped up to the box
office window at Criterion theatre, nnd
addressing Franck Loomls, asked:
Anybody here named Fragile?
No, replied Loomls .
Well, that's the nama on this package.
I/x>ml8 took a look. The box was
addrtssed to the manager of the London pictures. Over the address was
Inscribed:
Fragile!
Sage Counsel
What advice would you give to a
young man who has Just fallen heir
to a million?
!   I should advise him to try not to
I fall in love with an actress.
He Knew
Th* profeasor of til* class Is IngUmh
hlitory waa tolling hla student* of the
Impressionable age, about th* BHia-
bethan era, when, suddenly turning to
one ot the young men who teemed to
be In a dream, ho aald:
And how old wu Elizabeth, Mr.
Case?
Eighteen last birthday, earn* the
Instant reply from Mr. Case, who waa
thinking of someone'else's sister.
A Tombstone te a Trout
A tombstone erected many yoara
ago to the memory of a trout may be
aeen at Blockley, Worcesterabtre,
England, as proof positive that this
is not a 'flsh story. The following
text upon the atone tells the Interesting story ot the flsh:
Memory of the old flsh. Tinder tbe
Old Flab do lie. Twenty years he
lived and then did die..He was so
tame, you understand, he would come
and eat out of your hand. Died April
20, Uot.     Aged 20 years.
Sorry He Spoke
Scientists state that seafaring people ahould always keep chocolate
handy, remarked the pedantic youth.
Chocolate contains many heat units
and la valuable ln time of emergency.
How nice, responded the girl. Better
take a two-pound box wben w* go
rowftg this afternoon.
Another Complication
Horse racing has always been complex.     You have to allow for weather, wind condition of the horse and
condition of the track.
And now you have to look out for
Interference by suffragettes.
The boy ls all right, said the doctor, but you want to talk to him and
arouse his ambition. Promise him
that you will take him somewhere
when he recovers sufficiently to go
out. Talk to him about playing
hockey with the fellows. There are
lots of ways In which you can Interest him.
Then the doctor addressed the little
chap, who was Just recovering from
the fever, saying:
Come, Billy, cheer up. Wouldn't
you like to go out and slide on the
Ice with tho other kids.
A faint smile stole over the hoy's
face, but that waa all.
Wait a minute, doc—I'll rouse him.
interrupted the kid's father. Look
here, Bill, how would you like to go
out and steal the milk bottles off the
neighbors' porches, drink all the milk
and then smash the bottles ln the
street so that the automobile tires
will explode.
The child sat up and asked for his
trousers.
W. N. O.
What ls ono man's luxury Is another
man's necessity. ^^
Take things easy, If they don't belong to others.
When the doctor called to tee the
baby Its mother informed him that
the medicine left tor the Infant the
day before was hll gone.
Impossible, declared the surprised
physician. I told you to give him a
teaspoonful once an hour.
Yes, but John and'mother and I
and the nurse have each had to take
a teaspoonful, too, in order to get
baby to take lt.
1     ■     -—•— .*"*»
The traveling salesman had four
minutes In which to catch his train.
Can't you go faster than this? he
asked the street-car conductor.
Yes, the bell-ringer answered, but
I have to stay with my car.
Mark Twain's Egg Order
Mark Twalr, once lived at the Players' Club New York. The egg cups
they use there easily hold two eggs,
but not three. One morning a new
waiter came to take the breakfast order.     Clemens Bald:
Boy, put three soft eggs ln that cup
for me.
By and by the waiter returned,
bringing the breakfast. Clemens
looked at the egg portion and asked:
Boy, what was my order?
Three soft eggs broken In the cup,
Mr. Clemens.
And you've filled that order, have
you?
Yea, Mr. Clemens.
Boy, you are trifling with the truth.
I've been trying all winter to get three
eggs Into that cup.
THE "BLUES'"
A Lady Finds Help from Simple Food
Civilization brings blessings and also
responsibilities.
The more highly organized we become the more need there ls for regularity and natural simplicity ln the
food we eat.
Th) laws of body nutrition should
be carefully obeyed, and Ihe finer
moro highly developed brain and nervous system not hampered by a complicated,  unwholesome dietary.
A lady of high nervous tension
says:
"For fifteen years I was a sufferer
from dyspepsia. 1 confess that an
improperly regulated diet was the
chief cause of my suffering. Finally
nothing that I ato seemed to agree
with my stomach, and life, at times,
did not seem worth living.
"I began to take a pessimistic view
of everything and see life through
dark blue glass, so to Bpealt. My
head became affected with a heavy
creeping sensation and 1 feared paralysis.
"Palpitation of the heart caused
me to fear that I might die suddenly.
Two years ago, hearing Grape-Nuts
so h'.rjhly spoken of by some estimable friends of mine, I determined to
try It.
The change ln my condition was
little less than miraculous. In a
short time the palpitation, bad feeling ln head jind body began to disappear and the Improvement has continued until at the present time I
find myself ln better health than I
have ever enjoyed.
"My weight has increased 20 lbs in
the last year and ll.'e looks bright
and sunny to me as It did when I
wag a child.'
Name given "by the Canadian Postum Co., Windsor! Ont.
"There's a Reason," ant', it ls explained in the little book, "The Road
to Wellville," in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
They are genuine, true, and full of
human interest.
When you want to clear
your house of flies, see that
you get
WILSON'S
FLY PADS
Imitations are always unsatisfactory.
Just What Did She Mean?
Miss Naberly—How long were you
ln attendance on Mrs. Smith before
she died?
Y'oung M.D.—Fourteen months.
Miss Naberley—Dear mc! The old
lady must i.ave had wur.derful vitality.
MoKier—Why did ye Btrlke my child
for naethlng?
Teacher—I struck him because he
wouldn't tell me wbere the River
Thames was. He only itood and
looked at me.
Mother—He wad be dumfounded at
yer Ignorance, likely.
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Take Hall's Family rills for consllpa*
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He Did
Tommy came out of a room In which
hla father was tacking down the car
pet.     He was crying lustily.
Why, Tommy what's the matter, asked his mother.
Papa hit his linger wllh the liammer,
Well, you needn't cry at a thing like
that, said the mother. Why didn't
you laugh?
I did, sobbed  Tommy disconsolate
ly,
The ense concerned a will, and an
Irishman was a witness.
Was the deceased, asked the lawyer, in the ht.blt of talking to himself
when alone?
I don't know was the reply.
Come, come, you don't know, and
you pretend that you were Intimately
acquainted wi.h him?
The tact Is, said Pat drily, I never
happened to be with him when he was
alone.
He Lived There all Tight
An anxious father got wind of the
rumor that his son wi. • leading rather
a convivial life In Town. But the
son strenuously denle.'. the charge ln
letters to his father. Still unsatisfied, the father made an unexpected
visit to his son's lodgings, and giving
the bell a manly pull, was met by a
grim-faced landlady.
Does Mr. James Smith live here?
ashed the father.
He does.-replled the landlady. Bring
him right in.
A fool and hie money are sometimes
a hot proposition.
Such Foolish Questions
Mother—You were a bng time ln the
conservatory with Mr. Willing last
night, my child. What was going
on?
Daughter—Did you ever- sit In the
conservatory with papa before you
married him?
Mother—I supposo I did.
Daughter—Well, mamma, It's the
same old world.
Man may declare that he .s the lord
of creation, but all the same he fears
his wife above everything else should
he happen to reach ho.ne very late at
night. Recently a certain husband
arrived home much later than usual
from the office. He took o.f his boots
and stole Into tho bedroom, but vain
precaution, his wife began to stir.
Quickly the panic-stricken man wen',
to the cradle of Iris first-born and began to rock lt vigorously.
What nre you doing there, Robert?
queried his wife.
I've been sitting here for nearly two
hourB trying to get this Irahy to sleep
he growled.
Why, Robert, I've got him here ln
bed with me, Bald the spouse.
And he never said another word all
that night.
Moulding the Futrjr. Race
Human eugenics need not be and
is not likely to be a cold-blooded selection of partners by Bome outside
scientific authority. But ilr-may be, and
Is very likely to be, a 3lowly growing conviction—first among the more
intelligent members of the community and then by Imitation and fashion
among the less Intelligent—that our
children, the future race, the torch
bearerB of civilization for succeeding
ages, are not the mere 'result of
chance or Providence, but that In. a
very real Bense lt ls within our
power to mould them, tht the salvation or damnation of many future
generations Ilea in our teaspoonful of
boraclc acid in .. half pint of hot water and letting It. stand until the acid
crystals are dissolved.
Can This Be?
Speaking of votes for women, «al4
the first girl, I fear that Grace is becoming lukewarm.
How so? i.iqulred the lady of the
iBscond part at the proper place.
! under-st.nd ihe   retires   without
pinning* the colors to her nightgown.
Net fer Him
An unexplained incident with a humorous side occurred at a railway station. A train was drawing out from
the station when a man came running
along the platform. Smith! Smith!
Smith! he shouted. *
In a car at the rear of the train sat
a passenger, who, hearing the cry,
thrust his head out ot the window. Im*
mediately the runner on the platform
struck him a smart blow across the
oheek.
Every moment Ihe wheels were revolving mora swiftly, and before the
Insulted passenger could call an official the train was clear ot the station. Ho went at once to tbe conductor's quarters.
What kind of an outrage Is this?
he demanded. Here am I. an innocent passenger, sitting quietly Just as
the train pulls out of the station. Suddenly a man runs down the platform
shrieking Smith! Smi hi I look out
ot the window, and he reaches up and
almosts knocks my head off: Now, I
want to—
Pardon me, Interrupted the conductor.     Is your name Sml'.h?
No It Isn't and that ls Just what
makes—
Well, then, sir, what did you look
out of the window, for? There was
not anybody calling you, was there?
Worms ln children work havoc.
Theso pests attack tbe tender lining of
the intestines and if lett to pursue
their ravages undisturbed, wlll ultimately perforate the -.7*11, because
these worms are of the hook variety
that cling to aud teed upon Interior
surfaces. Miller's Worm Powders
wlll not only exterminate these worms
of whatever variety, but wlll serve to
repair the Injury they have done.
Horse Always Lost
The passenger Inside the cab suddenly put his head out of the window and
exclaimed to the driver: Ge'r on, man;
get on.   Wake up your nag.
Shure, sor. I 'aven't the heart to
hate 'im.
What's the matter with him. Is
he sick?
No, sor, 'e's not sick, but It' unlucky
he ls, sir, unlucky. You see, sor,
every morning afore I put 'im in the
cab, I tosses im whether 'eil 'ave a
teed ot oats or I'll have a drink of
whisky, an' the poor baste has lost
five mornings running.
Mlnard's Liniment Curea Dletemaer
Difficult to Catch
An Englishman who was appointed
to an Important post ln China git married soon after. Amongst tho recipients of the usual little cardboard boxes containing r. piece of wedding cake
was a Chinese merchant with whom
the brldegroo- i had an outstanding account for goods supplied. After the
honeymoon one <-'. tlie first persons the
newly-wedded husband met was his
Celestial creditor.
And how did you like the cake? said
the Englishman, laughingly, after tbe
usual congratulations.
Ah, ha! returned the Chinaman, with
a cunning leer, me no such a big fool
to eat him, sah. Mo put cakeo ln
fire.     Burn blm up.     He! he.
Oh, that'*too bad! said the Englishman, very much hurt. You might
have tasted It at least, out ot compliment to my wife, and myself. Why
didn't you?
Me too clu. .*, sah, said tho Celestial,
with the same cunnin smile. Y'ou
owe me monee, sah! sendee poison
cake; I eat him; I die; you no payee
up. Houp-la. Hoi hel hel I
know you Engleesh.
I Should Worry
Mrs. Smith was repeatedly remind-
Ing her hus'jand that she owned the
silver, thai ehe owned the furniture,
that the plane was her own private
property, ami 'to on until poor Smith
began to wonder what sho'd claim
next.
The other night Mrs. S. woke ln
alarm. Strange sounds we.-e heard
In the lower parts ot the house, and
quickly rousing her husband, ahe
cried:
John, JohnI Get up! Tbere are burg-
lars in  he hourie!
Eh? Inquired Mr. Smith, rubbing
his' eyes.
Burglars downstairs, repeated Mrs.
E.
Burglars? said Smith, as he turned
over. Well, I ahould worry. I don't
own anything.
Ollltrr (to recruit who has missed
every shot)—Good heavens, man,
where are your shots going?
Recruit (nervously)—I don't know,
sir; tbey left here all right.
Couldn't be Done
Two Irishmen wer- discussing the
various books they had read.
Have you read 'The Eternal City?'
I have.
Have you fead Marie Corclli's
wovkE?
I have that.
Have you read 'Looking Backward?'
How on uliih could I do that?
Going fishing la good exercise for-
the Imagination.
A girl who paints well may be
homely, but lt la her own fault If
she ls.
OnUng Shoes
Far
Everybedy
THE PERFECT SHOE
FOR SUMMER SPORTS
ASK YOUR DEALER
Championship of United States
Shooting against a field of more tha*
three Bcore of the leading 'short arms'
marksmen of the country, Peter J.
Dolfen, of Springfield, Mass., registered the winning scoro of 469 out of
a possible 500, the second highest
score mado In thirteen consecutive
years In this event, and becamo champion revolver shot of the United
Stales. The contest for the championship was designated as Match 'A"
in the United States Revolver Association's League and was
participated ln by mcmbeis of revolver clubs In several large cities between the -.wo oceans. The shooting
was conducted under the management
of U.S.R.A. olllclnls on tho ranges of
the various clubs and the fa'gets forwarded to the Association's headquarters at Washington, D.C., for the final decisions.
Fifty shots were fired at 20 yard-, on
the standard American target by each
contestant, Mr. Dolfen Bhootlng ltem-
lngtpn-UMC metallic cartridges la
making his exceptionally high score.
The retiring title holder Is Dr. J. R.
Hicks, who mado 453 out of 500 ai d
fell Into third place.
The new revolver champion is a possibility who has been looming large
on the horizon of the sport for some
time. Mr. Dolfen Is a consistent
maker of remarkable targets in hla
work on the Sprlngfiell teams. Last
year he was made one of the American
contenders fur world's championship
honors at the Olympic Games . at
( ockholm, and in competltlu . with "he
picked shots ot many countries won
second place In the Individual pistol
match with 474 out of a possible 600,
this Bcore being exceeded only by A.
P. Lane, another me-nbo of the
American team who, Bhootlng Remlng-
ton-UMC ammunition, won thn event
with 499 out of 600, establishing a new
world's record.
Wise mothers who know the virtues,,
of Mother Gravea' Worm Exterminator always have lt at hand, because
It proves Its value.
Safe From Dlaturbance
A spider one day was crawling
down tho aisle of an old church, looking very disconsolato and with a decided limp, and on his way met another spider, who accosted him as ft .-
lows: Well, old chap, what's the
matter. Lost a couple of tat files, or
ls your liver out of order?
Neither, dear friend. The fact u
I sleep under the pulpit cushion, nnd
the vicar wlll persist ln hanging on the
cushion to emphasize his points, and I
am suffering from three broken legB.
Ohl I am sorry for you; but if ycu
don't mind sharing my bunk you are
quite welcome.
And where may that be?
In the poor box. Nobody ever disturbs me there.
Mlnard's  Liniment Curea Garget  la
Cows
A Slight Mistake
The tourist stood and gazed i.i wonder at the hill—such a hill. It was
amazing! lovely! gortnous! magnificent! enough to make an emotional
poet swell with ecstasy. The beautiful flowers studded here nnd there
among the deep-green fields, opening
out their gaudy petals to drink the
warm rays ot the summer Bun were
splendid.
The touilBt almost ran past the g:rt
who was sitting there—to climb this
fairy mountain, but he had scarcely
taken two Bteps up Its sloping bank
when the girl Jumped ui with a
scream. You—you brute! she shrieked. How dare you trample over my
hat.
Jones Is mighty solid with his wife.
How does he do lt?
Simple enough. When he goes to
see his mother he tells his wife that
he like to jet back to wife's cooking.
The big red touring car struck a
pedestrian, rolling him in the mud, and
maltreating him ln general. The
owner ran back, greatly excited, after
stopping his car.
Is he dead? he asked anxiously of
tbe medical man who was attending
the victim.
Ob, not replied the doctor, cheerfully. He's not dead; he's merely run
down.
Boaster—I am a self-made man, I
am. ,
Roaster—Well there's one thing you
needn't worry about.
Boaster—What's that?
Roaster—Taking out * patent.
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_ DR. PIERCE'S
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tO GIVE THIS IMPORTANT
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Knew Him Well
A certain cantankerous old gentleman not long ago advertised for a
coachman, who was required, among
oilier qualifications, to possess an intimate acquaintance with the neighborhood; bul, to his great surprise, he
received not a single application for
the vacant post.
I cannot understand It at all, he
aald. as dining a chat one day with
an old lioBller at the local livery stables he had mentioned the fact.
. Let me see, said llie lnrter, na a
•fleam of Intelligence flltiod across his
face, ye hadvertised, I believe, for one
as must ho well acquainted with the
neighborhood, didn't ye?
I did, replied the old gentleman,
shortly. I want aome one who knows \
his way about.
Ah, that explains It. was the answer.
Ye see, they who knows ttie neighborhood well knows ye, too.
HAD A STROKE"
OFJPARALYSIS
'And Found a Cure In Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food
It Is always belter to prevent serious diseases of the nerves. There are
fuany warnings, such as sloepessness,
irritability, headaches and nervous indigestion.
Prostration, paralysis and locomotor ataxia only come when the nervous system Is greatly exhausted.
Even thoug'i your ailment may not
yet be very serious, tliere is a great
satisfaction   In   knowing   lhat   Dr.
Phase's Nerve.Food wlll cure paral-
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Mrs. lt. Bright, 215 Booth Avenue.
' Toronto, writes: ''Two years ago my
husband had a stroke which left him
in a weak, nervous condition. He
started taking Dr. Chase's Nerve rood
and Kldney-Llver Pills, and wc saw
tlie good results almost immediately.
They have made a new man of my
husband and we cannot speak too
highly of them."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. 50 cents a
bpx, C for $2.50. all dealers, or Kd-
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Th* Scientific Farming of th* Woodlot
"Tbere la no part ot th* farm which
will give bigger return* for *o llttl*
expenditure of tlmo and labor aa th*
woodlot." Thla statement ln th*
July number ot th* Canadian Forestry Journal, I. mad* by Mr. B. H.
Morton, B. Ss. F., the sllvlcal expert
who la engaged by th* Forestry
Branch at Ottawa to demonstrate to
the woodland owners ot eastern Canada Just how these blKer return! may
be achieved. But H It ls not possible to obtain such expert advice, ther*
are yet three waya ln which the farmer, by the exercise of ordinary common sense, can vastly improve th*
composition, production and reproduo-
Uon of bis woodlot.
The first thing necessary ls to improve th* character ot th* crop,
which can be dons by cutting down
nnd using for fire-wood all diseased
and deformed trees, ns well as such
species whose presence ln th* wood-
lot ls not desirable. Only too frequently is tho method of cutting exactly tho reverse. Th) best trees are
cut, oflcn for purposes for which an
Interior wood would serve, and the
poorer species aro left seed-in the cut-
over areas and to gradually crowd out
tho belter varieties. Beforo cutting,
the farmer should consider first the
use to which the wood is to he put,
and second, the species-composition of
tho woodlot which Is most desirable.
Firewood probably yields the best
returns for a small acreage and for
this purpose rapid-growers such as
poplar, ash and elm should be encouraged, which should make an annual
growth of from one-halt to ono cord
per acre. Basswood too, will bo ln
Increasing demand because of Its rapid
growth, because lt coppices readily
and because ot lis value in small sizes
for the manufacture of excelsior, cooperage stock and other small articles
for which Iho wood la particularly
adapted. Maple reproduces readily,
and although not a rapid grower, lt
nevertheless yields a substantial revenue when It becomes largo enough to
lap. Soft woods like spruce, balsam and ; .no grow much more rapidly than hardwoods and might be
advantageously grown for fuel or pulp-
wood .
When the most suitable species have
been selected and tho weed-trees removed, the woodlot must then be thinned until the crowns of the best-formed remaining trees are Been to barely
touch. An acre can only produce a
given amount of wood each year and
the fewer trees there are to share
this yearly Increment, nnd yet fully
utilize Hie crown space, the more rapid will be the growth of these trees.
The third requisite In the scientific
farming of the woodlot, la that the
cattle bo kept out, especially after
heavy c tilting, when reproduction Is
most disiud. Cattle are just as Injurious to a young crop of tree-Beed-
lings as they are to a young crop of
grain. They may Indeed eat the
grass In the woodlot, but they would
just as soon, if not sooner, eat the
young and tender hardwood shoots,
and the samo can be snld«f sheep,
liven coniferous seedlings are not Immune so that certainty iu reproduction
is only assured by fencing off the cut-
over areas. Dr. Fernow predicts that
"There wlll ho a time when the wood-1
lot will sell the farm or will be a necessary part of the farm to make it
valuable. In the seasons when his
other work slackens the farmer could
very easily lmprtve hla woodlot in anticipation of this tint* of Increased
wood values.
Her Misapprehension
Ho (desperately) — Tell me- the
truth. Is It my poverty that stands
between us?
She (sadlyl—Y'es.
He (with n ray ot hope'—T admit
that 1 am poor, and so, unfortunately,
Is my father; but I have an aged uncle
who ls very rich and a bachelor. He
Is nil Invalid, and cannot Im.g survive.
She (delightedly)*—How kind aid
thoughtful you ara! Will you Introduce hlui to me?
I nm sending you some manuscript,
wrote the budding authoress. I also
Inclose a letter of Introduction from
lhe vicar, ono from my teacher, and a
paragraph from our local paper, telling ot my adoption ut a literary career. Is thero anything olsj I might
send you lo Interest you lu my writings'.'
Dear Madam, wrote the perspiring
editor lu reply, you need send mo but
one thing—a good short story.
Tl i Real Worry
Chief of Do', .relives—Now, gl 70 Ul a
description ot your mlssin„ cashier.
How tail was he?
Business Man—I don't know how
tall he was. What worr'ea me Is
that he was $12,000 short.
Not Hurt Socially
I wouldn't associate with Wm. T
understand he's served a term lu prison.
That's true, but lt was for an offense Involving a million dollars or
more; nothing really disgraceful, you
know.
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Exercise In the open air Is the best
tonic for the stomach and system generally; but there are those who are
compelled to follow sedentary occupations nnd the Inactivity tends to restrict the healthy action of the digestive organs aud sickness follows.
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills regulate
the stomach and liver and restore
healthy action. It ls wise to have a
pricket of the pills always on hand.
Willie's Threat
Willie was .t little fellow of eight,
who with his mr>iher, stayed at the
house of an aunt without having made
provision to sleep, Thr.*e being no
small hoys In his aunt's family, Willie
was put to bed in one of his little cousin Deborah's nightgowns. He was
very indignant at having to wear anything with so many frils nnd so much
lace round the neck aud on the
sleeves.
I won't stand It, mother, he protested loudly on tha second night. I
won't wear anything so glrly! I'll
run away, you see it i don't, before I'll
put that thing on again. Why, rather than wear lhat—that horrid nightgown—I'll Bleep rawl
Minard's  Liniment Curcn   Diphtheria
Requisite Knowledge
As a country physician was driving
through n village he saw a man
amusing a crowd with the antics of
his trick dog. The doctor pulled up
anil said:
My dear man, how do you manage
to train your dog llko that? I cau't
tench mine a single trick.
The man looked up wllh a simple
rustic look, and replied:
Well, you see, It's thia way: you
have to know uior'n the dog or you
can't learn him iiothln'.
Marvellous
I havo been taking some moving
pictures of life on your farm, eald the
photographer to an agriculturist.
Did you catch my laborers in motion? asked tho farmer.
I think so.
Ah, well, science is a wonderful
thing!
Hospitality
And did yon enjoy your African
trip, major? How did you like the
savages?
Oh, tl ey were extremely hind-heart*
edl They wanted to keep me there
for dinner1
Must Chew the Pill
Is there any way you can rosge*t
by which we can cure her of her.infatuation fir him
Oh, yes, that's easy.    Just—
I nieau without leltln, her marry
him?
Not that I know of
ALFALFA QROWINQ  IN WMTIRN
CANADA
•if W. H, Fairfield, Superintendent
*f th* DsmlnlM Experimental
Farm Lsthbrldga, Before th* Seventh Annual Convention if th*
Western Canada Irrigation Association it Lsthbrldga on Tuesday, Aug-
uat Bth.
Alfalfa growing- and Irrigation go
hand ln hand la Western America.
Without question th* lucceii ot moat
of th* Irrigation projects ln th* western states to th* south of us depend*
largely on th* fact that alfalfa grow*
so luxurious when water Is applied
and lt it did not thrive a* It doe* th*
agricultural possibilities of th* projects referred to would b* seriously
curtailed.
Alfalfa was originally a subtropical
plant, having been grown and highly
prized as a fodder plant ln th* -vicinity ot the Mediterranean for several
centuries befors th* beginning ot the
Christian era. Th* Spaniards Introduced it to Mexico and South America and from there lt waa carried
north into California, thence east Into Utah, and from there lt* spread
clear to th* Atlantlo was rapid. It
is now aald to he grown ln every
province ln Canada and ln every
state In tha United States, though tn
some cases Ita culture ls limited to
small areas. Ita range ot adaptability is wonderful, for from even as
far north as Fort Vermilion, the last
report states that lt la doing well.
Although lt will grow under such a
wide diversity of conditions In regard
to climate and soil still it ls under Irrigation that this wonderful forage
plant earns Its greatest popularity.
In regard to what ls being done
with this crop In the Canadian northwest, I may say that It Is now being
grown In limited areas quite generally in various parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Professor S. A. Bedford, deputy minister ot
agriculture of Mauitoba, ln a recent
letter, wrote-me:
"The area ot this legume ls Increasing very rapidly each year, and it ls
now possible to find fields of from 10
to 30 acres ln different parts of the
province. This government has
about 20 different plots of one or two
acres planted ln different parts of the
province, from altitudes of 1000 to
2500 feet above Bea level, and so far
they have almost without exception
proved successful. The only failures aro attributed to Insufficient
drainage In one or two portions of
the Red River valley."
In Saskatchewan fields and plots of
alfalfa may be found In many localities, from Prince Albert south to the
boundary, although previous to 1904
It waa almost unknown ln that province. The Saskatchewan government is giving the growing of alfalfa
a great Impetus by offering liberal
prizes aggregating $6,000 for the best
ten acre fields, to be judged ln 1914.
The exploitation of this contest, with
the necessary attendant publicity, ls
doing a great deal ln the way of influencing farmers to begin the growing of this forage crop.
Alberta ls the premier, so far as
the prairie provinces are concerned,
In the growing of alfalfa. It ls so
generally grown In the extreme southern portion of the province that»the
expermental stage has been passed,
but further north lt Is being tested
quite generally and lt is gratifying to
know that ln the majority of cases
the farmers aro meeting with success.
Where failures are met with lt is usually due to lack of Inoculation or to
the use ot strains of seed not sufficiently hardy. Although the common strains, or so-caiied varieties all
seem to be hardy ln the Lethbrldge
district, this does not appear to be
the case ln the other parts ot the
province. At the Dominion Experimental Farm at Lacombe serious
winter killing has been experienced,
except with the Grimm and Turkestan varieties. Failures ln certain
parts of the province to get the crop
to llvo through the winter has doubtless heen due to the fact that the
seed used has come from some of
the warmer parts of the United States
where hardy strains have not predominated. I believe that most of the:
failures that have been met with In
the Olelchen atd Stat'thmore districts have been due to this fact, for
I have visited fields ot alfalfa In these
districts that are two and three
years old tht.t were in as vigorous
and thrifty condition ns one would
desire. I firmly believe that It ls
ouly a matter of time till this king ot
forage crops wlll be grown quite generally In practically all ot Ihe present
settled parts of these prairie provinces.
Where It will ho always grown wllh
the greatest prollt, wlll, I believe, be
in the irrigated districts c: Alberta
and Saskatchewan. Here It ls destined lo become the leading factor In
our crop rotations, lt will not only
produce more pounds o' the most desirable food for all kinds ol growing
stock and milch cows, but lt adds nitrogen and humus to tho soil enriching lt In those essentials lo a wonderful degree. A ton of well cured
alfalfa hay has about tho same feeding value as a ton of bran. Tho
high regard that dairymen have for
this hay Is so well known that it
Bcarcely needs mentioning. For
feeding and fattening catlle and sheep
It haa few peers. In a lamb feeding
test at the Lethbrldge Experimental
Farm a year ago we found that we
obtained about twenty dollars a ton
for the alfalfa hay feed. In a similar
experiment carried on wllh lambs this
past winter we obtained nearly as
much. As a pasturo for pigs It Is
hard to equal. Brood sows relish the
hay In the winter time. As a poultry
feed It commands a high price when
chopped and ground Into meal. But
why take up your time In cataloging
the many virtues of this wonderful
forage plant which are doubtless well
known to all.
The Lethbrldge districts has the
distinction of being the first locality
in tlie prairie provinces to grow alfalfa commercially. The first fields to
be grown successfully were sow*n
twelve years ago. From tlio small beginning of a few acres the area devoted lo this crop has 'increased by
several hundred acres every year.
This acreage is practically all on irrigated laud.     It will grow ou dry land
$
bnt UM tonnag* 1* Increased so materially *7 Irrigation thnt w* look on lt
«•» essentially sa Irrigated crop. It ls
peculiarly well adapted for growing
under irrigation, for if th* water ls
not applied Just when It should bs the
orop la not damaged, th* only loss Is
the low ot growth up to th* tlm* of
Irrigation. This Is the case with few
otter crop* for with most grasses or
wltfc grain crops, etc., If they suiter
from drouth at th* critical period la
their early development the crop for
that season ls seriously affected. During the hottest months ot th* year,
July and August, which ars usually
tha driest, to gst th* greatest growth
by being able to supply the necessary
molstur* during th* period of rapid
growth.
Aa previously Intimated alfalfa la
going to play a very Important part ln
th* rotation ot crops raised on Irrigated land ln Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In moat countries, a leguminous crop
such as clover, Is grown at certain Intervals, to enrich the land and so
make lt more pro-Stable to raise other
crops. In ths case of alfalfa, however, lt being such a valuable aa well
as prolitable crop, the arrangements
of the different crops will be changed
and lt will Itself be tho main crop
grown. Th* great advantage gained
will be that the land will be continuously enriched by nitrates and humus. Naturo has been generous and
has supplied ths prairie soils, and the
subsoils, too, with a bountiful supply
ot all the mineral constituents that
plants require. Consequently lt wlll
be possible to keep on raising alfalfa
probably Indefinitely as far as the soil
is concerned. I believe that within
a short tlmo 60 to 70 per cent of the
land under Irrigation ln this district
wlll he growing alfalfa. Other crops
will still be grown, but by rotating
them with alfalfa the yields will be
increased CO to 100 per cent. In support of this statement I might say that
on the Lethbrldge Experimental Farm
last year we had potatoes planted on
alfalfa sod that yielded 757 bushels per
acre, and spring wheat that followed
the potato crop yielded 60 bushels to
the acre. It wlll be possible to
double our yields of sugar beets. In
fact alfalfa U going to be the basis,
directly and indirectly, on which the
development and wealth of the Irrigated sections of Southern Alberta are
going to be built, and, ot course, the
same ls true of southwestern Saskatchewan.
The weed problem, which ts such a
serious menace just now ln this district, and which ls causing the farmers so much Inconvenience, becomes
Insignlficeut when alfalfa appears, for
the growing of this crop on irrigated
land is a panacea for all such troubles,
as none ot the ordinary weeds can
live in an alfalfa field that ls being cut
twice or thrice during the growing season. In regard to the yield of alfalfa that we get here I may say that on
the experimental station farm we have
during the last five years since the
farm was established, averaged between five and six tons per acre of
field cured hay each season on land
that has heen carefully Irrigated. We
cut either two or three times each
year. There la not much difference
ln the total yield between the two or
the three cuttings. If however, the
hay is cut three times Instead of twice
a little better quality for cows and
sheep ls obtained. It is less apt to
be woody ami ls more palatable. The
usual practice ls to irrigate for each
cutting, that Is, Just after the hay Is
taken off. Fall Irrigation, Just before
the water Is turned out of the ditch,
has been found to be particularly advantageous, for with tt it Is generally
possible to make the first crop without
applying any water.
We sometimes have difficulty In getting the first cutting cured, as lt ls
made ln the latter part of June, which
ls often a rainy season with us. It
ls just possible that with the development of the district we may in time
use alios in which to store our first
cutting when we have to make lt during Inclement weather.
This naturally leads up to the question of stock. With the great Increase ln acreage of alfalfa that we
confidently expect, it will be necessary
to have stock to consume it. Doubt-
iess moro or less breeding stock wlll
be kept on the irrigated farms, and
each winter these wlll be supplemented by range stock. We hope that the
foothills and mountains Immediately
to the west of us will be able to graze
a large number during tho summer
time and thus Increase the supply.
As successful farming under Irrigation means Intensive farming, and as
intensive farming means Increased
yields, lt naturally follows that we
shall be able to maintain moro stock
per acre than will bo the case In other
parts ot the province where thoy havo
not the advantage ot Irrigation. I
firmly believed that the Irrigated districts In this part of Ihe country will
eventually be the heaviest feeding
grounds In Western Canada.
The teacher had been telling the
class about (ho rhinoceros family.
Now, name some things, said she,
that are very dangerous to get near to
and that lava horns.
Motor-ears! replied little Jennie
Jones, promptly.
.REPEATING
SHOTGUNS
Bottom Ejection; Solid Breech, Hammerkss; Safe   .
VjTHATS torn use of a repeating gun thnt    **"?,
throw* ths (hells, smoke and gases ia
the way of your aim > 'jfe,.
That's the question that started us working on the
Remington Bottom Pjeethn Pump Gun—the only gun of
of its kind on the market, end used by thousands of
gunners all over the country.
Solid Breech. Hemme-rleer*.   Perfectly Beleneed.   Three Inbuilt S.
dkruie impoiaible,   Simple Teke-.Wn—e quoiter turn of tne bene), ni ^^^^^^^^^
We will belted to tend you e booklet thet eipleim eimply menr technicel noint, of
Sua construction which ero well worth your closet abjay. Your name end edireee
SB * poMcerd hnnef.it by return meiL
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Safety Devlcee—ec :tdentsl die.
Mosul toots.
Writer's Cramp
Pa, what Is writer's cramp?
U'l being cramped for money, my
son.     All writers suffer from lt.
Critic (as the composer played his
last piece)—Very fine Indeed. But
what Is that passage which makes
the cold chills run down the back.
Composer—That Is where the wan*
deror has the hotel bill brought to i
him.
George's Error
On a wet, cold, February day, George
Farmer stood coughing befoi * a chemist's window.
Ills eye rested on a placard, which
said:
No more Coughs.
No more colds.
25o, per bottle.
George entered the shop. The chemist said he could guarantee the anti-
cold remedy, and trhe young man
bought a bottle.
Two days later he returned again
through mire and sleet.
I have drunk the mixture, he gasped, and lt seems to have plugged up
my throat, I can hardly breathel
The chemist started.
You drank it? he cried. Why man,
it's an lndiarubber solution to put on
the solea ot your shoes.
GOOD BLOOD THE
SECRETM HEALTH
To be Health* Yon Must Keep the
Blood Rich, Red and Pure
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are useful
ln any disease caused by thin or Impure blood, and the '1st of such diseases Is astonishingly large. Anaemia
literally means a condition ln which
the blood ls thin and watery. In rheumatism the blood becomes thin more
rapidly than in any other c'lseaso.
After an attack of la grippe or acute
According to Passport
An amusing story—which shows tho
value of the pass-port system—conies
from Hussia. Prlnco Metchci'Sky.
who Is a Journalist by profession, was
commissioned by the Czar to Investigate certain agrarian troubles. The,
Prince went to Koum.-.nla, and tiero
obtained one of the permits necessary
for taking livestock across the frontier.
Then h* went to a Russian frontier
post end presented the document to
tho official as hla warrant to pass.
The o'llclal could read hut little In
Russian and knew no Roumanian, but
tho big document, with the coat of
arms and seal, greatly Impressed him,
and lie cheerily put the Russian oil'-
o'lai stamp on It.
His Investigations ended, the Prince
went back to Moscow, and at the first
oppoilunity presented the passport to
the governor, saying:
With this (itciiment I entered Russia, and traveled about for live months
yet you must admit that tlie description ot me la scarcely correct or flattering.
The amazed governor read that tha
Prince was ono black sow, full grown, .
with one ear partly torn away.
When Holloway's Corn Cure 13 applied to a corn or wart lt kills the
roots and the callosity comes out without 1-,'ury to the flesh.
Mile. Gaby Deslys. the French dancer, Is an exceedingly slender young
person, and for purposes of better demonstrating her art she wears, when
fevers the blood ls always thin and 0*n   th9   gtttBe    exceedingly   slender
SK55 fnnVft nlK^-iJl? ^thu.   TpersonTrrg. ISo
cence.     When the blood ls poor and t-ii -i...,*. %,„• '
thin th* stomach suffers.   The food1       aoout ncr.
ferments, gas and certain acids form
and the trouble ls pronounced Indigestion or dyspepsia. The nerves receive from tho blood all of* their nourishment to keep up their energy and
repair waste or damage. Some forms
of paralysis aro caused by thin blood.
The progress of locomotor ataxia ls
stopped lu many cases when the blood
is made pure, rich and .red. This ls
only a partial list of the troubles having their origin ln Impure, watery
blood, and all can be cured by supplying the blood frith Its missing constituents.
This ls exactly what Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills do. Their chief mission
Is to make rich, red blood, and thla
good blood reaches every organ and
eveiy nerve In the human body, thus
driving out disease and bringing renewed health nr.d strength to thousands of weak, despondent people.
ABk your neighbors. Tliere is not!
an inhabited corner ln Canada where I
C-. Williams' Pink Pills havo not restored some sufferer, and all over thlsj
What does sho look like* asked a
friend.
Well, said the visitor, If she'd shut
one eye she'd look llko a needle.
Mlnard's Llnlr.ient Cures Colds, Etc.
Children, said tho minister, addressing the Sunday school, I want to talk
to you a few moment:: about one of
the most Important organs In the
world. What Is It that throbs away,
away, never stopping, never ceaslt.g.
whether you wake or sleep, .light iffid
day, week ln and week out. without
any vlolltlon on your part, hidden
away as it v. ere, In the depths, unseen hy you, throbbing, throbbing, rhythmically ail your- life long?
And during the pause of oratorical
effect came a small voice.- The Gas
meter.
One day an Irishman met an Englishman and ..crosled him thus:
Do you know In what month of the
year my wife talks the least?
Wel], I suppose when she catches
country there are grateful people who; cnlcl and i080a~|.01. vok.c sa|; ,*.., K,,g
do not hesitate   to   Bay   they   pwa| Ushman.
health—In somo cases life Itself—to
this great medicine. It you are ailing begin to euro yourself to-day by
using Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Sold by all dealers ln medicine or
by mall nt B0 cents a box or six boxes
for J2.E0 from Tha Dr. Williams'
Co., Brockvllle, Ont.
Epsom Salts
A distinguished foreigner visiting
Epsom Downs in Thackeray's company
noticed many men dressed as sallora
who were not, to native and experienced oyes, tho real article.
Ah, said the visitor, thoso aro, I
suppose, what you call your
Oh, no, replied Thackeray. Only
Epsom salts.
It Is In February, said
li 111 -in.
f. west
Not nt all.
Paddy.
Why Is that? asked the Engll
llecause February   has   the
dayr
No Occasion
Photographer—flo away, boy!
to trrko a photograph of this
Hoy—Uut why?
Risky
llmlder's Man—II!, guv'nor, tl.-.
new row of oiises In Maple Grove aro
all fallen down Ilk" a prick of cards.
Uritlshi Builder—Idiotl Dldn'l I tell you not
to lalro the scaffolding down till you'd
put up tho wallpapers?
A Long Time Ago
John, that Is a very shabby olfico
coat you're wearing,   remarked   his
employer.
Yes. sir, said the old clerk meaningly. I got Ihls coat with the last rise
you gave mt.
Constipation
lean enemy within the camp. It will
undermine the strongest constitution
and ruin the most vigorous health.
It leads to indigestion, biliousness,
Impure blood, bad complexion, sick
headaches, and is one 61 the most
frequent causes of appendicitis. T*
neglect it is slow suicide. Dr. Morse's
Indian Root Pills positively curl
Constipation. They are entirely
vegetable in composition and do not
sicken, weaken or gripe. Preserve
•four health by taking
Dr. Morie'i   "
Indian Root Pilla
Teacher—Now. boys, here's a little
example ln mental arithmetic. How
old would a person be who was born
In 1875?
Pupil—Please, teacher, was lt a
man or woman?
The old lady was about to make a
railway Journey for the first tlmo, and
when she arrived at tho station she
did not know what to do.
Young man, she said to a porter,
who looked about aa old as Methuselah, can you tell me wlieto I can get
my ticket?
Why, mum, he replied, you get lt
at 'the booulng-olllce, through the pig-
eon-liolo.
Being very stout, she lonkcd at the
hole In amazement, ani then she burst
out ln a rage.
Go away with you! How can I get
through there? I ain't no blessed
pigeon.
Waiting at the Church
A young man lived at some di-rtanc*
from his bride-elect, In the eventful
day he set off for tho station In good
lime, but, being delayed by friends,
ho missed h!»i train. Then he Rethought himself of a telegram.
Don't marry till I come—William!
was tho message ho wired.'
YOUR  WIFE WILL
appreciate it when you bring home
a can of SNAP. I-'or cleaning her
hands, after filling the lamp-;, milking the cows, peeling the potatoes
■nndonioiis, there is nothing to equal
k
sa ci
1:
SNAP
leaves the skin smooth and
60ft.    Order   from   your
dealer lo-dav.
Snip Company, tlmllcd, Montreal.
i inn xtUiAJiOISR, t.-u.-vihKnLA«lJ, B.r
THE ISLANDER
Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
THE ISLANDER PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
Subscription: $1.50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rates furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islsnder
except over the writer's signature. The Kditor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1913
The repoach of " the worst sidewalks and roads in B.C.'
can no longer be levelled at Cumberland. Tbe sidewalks on
Dunsmuir Avenue are second to none for any town of its size
in the Province, and the ballast recently distributed over the
city highways hy the provincial authorities gives promise of
fine hard roads next springr.
Our merchants have not always seen their interests with
a single eye. Since the formation of the ifcard of Trade, however, the keen interest displayed hy the members and their
unanimity on all vital matters pertaining to the welfare of the
town and district, indicates that hereafter it will be "• a long
pull aud a strong pull and a pull altogether," This is as it
should be.
The action of the Cumberland and Union Waterworks Co.,
Ltd. in turning off the water on Sunday last without due
warning to its customers, is to be deplored. We believe one
nr two handbills were posted on telegraph poles in the town on
Saturday, advising consumers that the town would 'go dry' on
(Sunday, but* more effective means of advertising should be
tiiken. We have grown so accustomed to seeing our telegraph
poles ?>ioiiopolised by illiterate labor and solialistic notices that
we have long since given up scanning them for mattero of real
importance. In a matter affecting such a vital utility as
water, handbills should be distributed to each household and a
paragraph inserted in the local paper. We have heard many
complaints from citizens who were seriously inconvenienced
when they arose on Sunday morning to find the water snj*p!y
cut off.
Our military visitors are installing themselves for the
winter in the large house next the Catholic Church on Penrith
Avenue. They are fine stalwart fellows, and we are pleased
to see them making themselves comfortable and at home
amongst us.
It is rumoured that the Cumberland Electric Light Co.
Ltd. are about to abolish all "flat rates" and put each consumer
on meter. Provided the meter rate is reasonable—and we
have been assured it will compare favourably with rates elsewhere—this departure cannot be objf.cted to. Tbe company
undoubtedly are entitled to receive reimbursement for all current distributed by them and the public cannot object to paying a reasonable rate for all the %lit they use.
In the interest of a few of us who are still old-fashioned
enough to prefer the "gee-gee" to the automobile, we wish to
raise ur voice in protest against the practice of flying pennants
iitlached to the car, indulged in by so many local autoists.
The fluttering and Happing of these pernicious bannerettes
proves far more alarming to tbe average horse than the car
itself, and it is time that the practice was legislated against.
Numerous complaints reach us every week concerning the
way cows and horses are allowed to roam the streets day and
night, enter gardens aud devour shrubs and vegetables and do
considerable damage. It has been brought to the attention of
the City Council o i several occasions, but we regret to say
without results. It is to be hoped that Alderman Beveridge,
who is famous on bylaws, will introduce a pound bylaw that
will prohibit these animals from roaming our streeis either
night or day, and appoint the city constable pound keeper,
Otherwise the City Council's term of office will expire without
rendering a satisfactory account of their stewardsh p to the
electors.
Macfarlane Bros.
SPECIAL
BLANKET
SALE
We received a shipment of White
Wool Blankets which are slightly
soiled. This is your opportunity to
secure these Seasonable Goods at
very favourable prices.
See our Splendid range of Comforters and Eiderdowns
at prices to suit all.
We carry a most complete stock of Infants'
and Children's Goods.
Gentlemen : We have just received from Toronto a complete
range of high grade Linen Collars and a very
choice assortment of Ties,
Our Grocery Department will appeal
to all economical housekeepers, high
grade goods at popular prices.
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B. C.
Phone 10 P. 0. Box 100
LOOK!!
I am receiving consignments daily of Xmas
and New Year stock in all lines which
cannot be beaten either in price or quality
T. D. McLEAN
THE   LEADING   JEWELER
Cumberland, B. C.
The Ideal Store
FALL OPENING
OF DRY GOODS
For one week starting Saturday
13th, com 2 on the start and make
your selections while the stock is
new.
Ladies' and Gents' Sweaters and
Sweater Coats; Infants Jackets,
Hoods, Bonnets and Booties;
Ladies' Fancy Motor Hoods,
Scarfs and Silk Shawls; Gents'
Underwear and Shirts; Gents',
Ladies', and Childrens' House
Slippers; Blankets Comforters.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
Cumberland Courtenay & Comox AUTO-STAGE
will leave Post Ofiiec every day (except Sunday) until further
notice on the following schedule.
L ves Cumberland for Courtenay       8 a.-m.
"   Courtenay for Cumberland ...    8-30 a.m.
"  Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox..    10 a.m.
Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland.-     11a.m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay        1p.m.
"   Courtenay for Cumberland .._  1-30 p.m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox.. 2-30 p.m.
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland.. 3-30 p.m.
FARES—Cumberland to Courtenay 75c, Courtenay to Comox 50c.
All parcels must be prepaid and letters stamped.
Phone 18. E. C. EMDE, Cumberland, B. C.
Capital Paid Up $11,560,000
Roserve Fund $13,000,000
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SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of »1 and upwards.
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UNION WHARE, Sub-Branch, OPEN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
D. M. MOERTSON, Manager.
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E. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
ROCKERS
AND
CHAIRS
A new stock of Rockers ranging in price from
$1.75 and up, Blankets and Comforters at
popular prices. A good selection of Sideboards
. Extension Tables, Parlor Tables, etc. Dressers
and Stand at from $1G per set and up. Try a
Fawcett Range, guaranteed to give satisfaction,
from $25 up.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Phone 14
A. McKlNNON
THE FURNITURE STORE
J. BARRIE
CONFECTIONERY, ICE
CRE \M, FRUIT, CANDY
CIGARS    &   TOBACCOS
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.C.
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First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
tho Union your lionitqiinrters
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NEW 1914 PRICES
Effective August 1, 1913
Model T Runabout - - $600
Model T Touring Car ■ 650
Model T Town Car- -   900
With  Full  Equipment,  f.  o.  b.  Walkerville
Ford Motor Company
of Canada, Limited
FORD, ONTARIO (formerly Walkerville)
E. C. Emde, Agent for Comox District. I'M   I81ANDEK,  Cl'MIIERr.jIXD,   R. C.
/ft
SALE OF MINERAL CLAIMS FOR UNPAID TAXES IN THE COMOX
ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
J HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, on Monday, the 3rd day of November, A. D.
1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the Court House,
Cumberland, I shall offer for sale at public auction the mineral claims in the
list hereinafter set out, of the persons in the said list hereinafter set out, of which
Crown grants have been issued, for the taxes remaining unpaid and delinquent
by said persons on the 30th day of June 1913, and for costs and expenses, if
the total amount due is not sooner paid.
LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.
Owner
Name of Claim.
Lot Number.
Taxes
Costs
Total.
Frederick Arm Mining Co...
....'Blue Bell  	
....Gold Bug.	
235 Coast Range 1	
$13 00
10 25
10 75
12 50
5 00
11 25
11 00
11 00
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2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
$15 00
240   "         "   1
12 25
Wells, Malcolm R	
. -.Black Prince _	
318   "         "   1.	
12 75
Queen Bee Gold Mines	
 Queen Bee ; 	
324   "         "   1	
324a "         "   1	
14 50
Queen Bee Gold Mines	
....Bully Boy      	
7 00
Frederick Arm Mining Co...
 iDashwood .-. 	
248   "'       "   1 „   -
13 25
 t-Copper Chief  	
. ..(Copper King.. ...           	
1834 Group 1, N.W.D.
13 00
McKinnon, John M.	
1835     "    1, N.W.D.
13 00
Dated at Cumberland, B.C., 4th October, 1913,
JOHN BAIRD,
Collector.
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Grey. Price 65c. to $1.25 per yard.
Pongee Silk, 55c. to $1.50 per yard.
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A*
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Lnnamuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.C.
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Mas.Winslow's Sootuisp. Svrup lias been
«HM for over SIXTY YEARS by MILLIONS of
ftfO'l'HKKK for their CHU-DKEN WHILB
T-KKTUING, with I'RUI'UCT BUCCRSS. It
BOOVllKS the GUILD, SO I "i" HNS the Gt'MS,
Allays mi fain ; corks wind colic, and
b the best reiucdy for DIAttRH'-KA. lt Is ah*
■ohilely harmlfSH. Be sure and ask for "Mr*.
Wiii-blow's Soothing Syrup," and take BO other
Wad.  'I'weaty-fivcccnts-a bottle*   _
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Something   better  than   linen  nnd  no
laundry bills.      Wash lt with soap and
Water.     All stores or direct. State stylo
and Blze.     For 2Gc.  we will mall vou.
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63 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Limited
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THERAPION n**""**
treat SUC< CSS, CUKES CHRONIC WE
VIM,
Hospitals with
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President of Eddy   Company    Takes
Cheerful View of ButlneM
Situation
Mr. VV. H. Rowley, president ot
the E. B. Eddy Company, wlbi twenty five or more branches In Canada,
with resident agents ln every largo
city trom Halifax to Victoria, and with
sixteen or eighteen thousand custom*
era and correspondents in thla country, takes a very cheerful view ot tlu
business situation.
Jlr. Rowley told The World yester*
terday that their business throughout
Canada was better during the first halt
of 1913 than for the same period ot
1912, that Is, sales wero greater, although profits aro less. Larger sales
show lncreasod consumption; smaller
proilts indicate greater coat of material, higher wages nnd cut prlcei by
senseless rivalry.
Tlio cliief channel ot the distribution of Kd.ly's wares la through the
wholesale grocery and Jobbing trades.
Until a few weeks ugo, buying was
done with great caution and only for
Immediate needs; now, however, there
Is less feellUK of anxiety than earlier
lu the year and Bince the 'middle of
Juno business Is flowing more freely
and goods aro more in demand.
Correspondence from every city ln
Canada shnws that business In all
lines is becoming stro lger and healthier. The 'hand to mouth' buying of
a few weeks ago is succeeded by unusual midsummer activity because the
wholesaler's stocks got low, the retailer's shelves were bare, but now
thero is a better, surer and .nore easy
feeling among buyers; and ths necessities of life, such as matches, buckets, tubs, paper bags and paper ot all
kinds are iu good demand tor dally
use.
Mr. Rowley said: "The majority of
the orders received at the works ;.t
Hull for t. month past ore marked
'rush,' 'hurry,' 'a.a.p.' while nearly
evcry^ order calls tor quick delivery,
and that while the demand for goods,
the lack of supplies ami material, high
vrages and cost of making will keep tho
price: firmer, I expect to fee higher
lists on many lines *nd an ond put
to cut prices, although our lists do
not, vary very much, taking ono year
with another.—Tho Toronto World.
1«l i-.nn i.'itsiir.i*.tinnri,r.rin;i"i|)iur
THERAPION
The Heart of a Piano is the
Action.   Insist on the
"Otto Higel"
Piano Action
One for Mathematician
A noted mathematician, considered
by many n wonder, stopped at a hotel
Vi a small town In the English pro*
rlnees. Tliere were a number of
travelers slaying tliere and there was
also a gathering ot medical men. One
of the doctors thought it would be a
Joke to tell"the mathematician that
some or the M.D.'s had decided to kid-
lap him and take out his brains to
learn how it was he was so good in
mathematics, lie was then asked by
them what lie was going to do about
lt. lie replied: Why, I shall simply
go on without brains just as you doctors are doing.
A Bouquet
A poetical old shopkeeper was always doing kind things and saying
lovely ones. One spring he was having his shop repainted. He told the
painter io leave a certain corner un-
j touched for the time being; he explain-
| ed that tho young people, at that sea-
ison did all their courting thero and
ihe didn't want them to get smudged.
But, objected the painter, these
! young folks would be footB not to
know the smell of fresh paint.
; Young fellow, said the old shopkeeper, you have never had a girl,
that's plain. If you had, you'd know
that when folks are In love, everything
—wet paint included—smells like violets and roses.
SttriM af Mum
TfeN» irtftt »dT&nt»it» whkft, AM
paper manntaoturert ujr thay AM id
Alaska ara abundant tnppll*?* of tirS
bar, cheap hydro-alaotrla power 4n&
th* tidewater transportation—all oi
these ln on* and tha tarn* locality.
Arena ottering thei* attraction* adjoin deep water and H U probabl*
that plant* will b* ao located that
ocean freighter* can b* loaded right
at th* mill*. A cutting period oi
twenty yean win b* allowed, with
two years additional for construction
work. Th* price* may b* adjusted
at five year Interval* to take car* ot
possible advances la lumber values.
A subterranean river In the Island ot
Palawan, one ot th* Philippines, ha*
been explored and surveyed by two
officers ot the United States coast and
geodetlo *urvey. The river ls navigable tor a small boat for about two
and a halt miles from Its mouth, th*
tunnel through whloh lt passes widening ln places Into large chambers Co*
talnlng beautiful Blalnctltes.
Paris now haa a Chinese settlement
which ls both law abiding and plo-
turesque. Tlie first families arrived
a year ago and now one hotel shelters fifty-three Chinese in five rooms.
The men aro mostly engaged in ranking toys, which the woman and children Bell throughout the city. ,
Every
Good-bye to Asthma. Persons suffering from that extremely trying trouble known ns asthma know what lt ls
to long with r.ll their hearts for escape
as from a tyrant. Never do they
know when an attack may come and
they know that to struggle unaided Is
vain. With Dr. .1. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy at hand, however, they
can gay good-bye to '.heir enemy and
enjoy life again.     It helps at once.
Mlnard's Liniment Co., Limited
Gentlemen,—I have used MINARD'S
LINIMENT on my vessel and ln my
family for years, nnd for tho everyday ills and accidents ot life I consider lt has no equal.
I would not start on a voyage wlth:
out it, if it cost a dollar a bottle.
CAPT. l\ R. DESJAI1DIN,
Schr.   "Stork's,"   St.   Audre,   Kam-
ouraska-
What May be Expected
Chug, chug!    Br-r-r,   I'm-'.    Honk,
Honk! Zip. zip!
The pedestrian paused at the Intersection of two busy thoroughfares, lie
saw a car making at him from one sido,
a motor-cycle on llie other, a motor-
lorry in the rear, and a laxicab
threatened hi:, waistcoat buttons.
Zlng-glingl He looked up, and
saw a runaway aeroplane In rapid descent. There was but one chance.
He was standing on a manhole-cover.
Quickly seizing lt ho lifted tlie lid and
Jumped into the hole, but alas', only
to be run over by a lute train.
He lay u;>ou ills dying bed,
Ills Unit* was nearly o'er;
And will, a feebl.i voice he iisked,
What Is the latest score?
Weep not for mc, my boy, he cried,
1 bow to Heaven's high will;
But tell i.re quickly—tell mc—Is
The home team leading still"
No, said tlio boy, they mullet' a fly.
Then said tho old man, let me die.
His Obvious Destiny
That   hoy   of   yours    whistles Uie, long's lb'
'Lovesick Sparrow Wall?.'    very   correctly.
oh. he's a wonder.   ll*r remombers
Ono day a young colored man ot
sporty appearance dropped iu at a
country livery stnole and said he needed n job. lie looked promising, so
he was set to vork greasing the axles
of a buggy.
ln a remarkably short spare of time
he reported the task finished.
Look here, bald his new bess, do
you mean lo say you've greased all
four of them wheels already-
Well, rejoined the   naw   niaa,   I've
greased lhe two front ones.
And why haven't you greased the
two hind ones.'
Well, said the new man again, so
two front ones goes all right
Iho two hlud ones Jes' uachelly got to
| [oiler'.
Farm Should Have a Poultry
Yard
Fred E. Elford, Dominion Inspector
or poultry farms, mentioned some Interesting facts In regard to the profitable side to the farmer of turning
his attention to the subject of poultry raising In the prairie provinces
when on a recent visit to the city.
In all the government experimental
farms, ho said, In the near future, a
poultry establishment ls to be created.
In certain districts In Alberta where
for reasons outside the control of the
farmers, their crops failed, they were
at a total loss.
Chickens can stand the rigors of the
winter excellently, and Mr. Elford
mentioned that ln tha coldest parts
of Saskatchewan the fronts ot the
chicken houses ln the most successful farms were only provided with
ordinary factory cotton Instead of
woodwork, and the birds did not
seem to suffer In any way.
Speaking of the most suitable
lireods for the prairie provinces, Mr.
Elford said that ln his opinion all the
American breeds which cross with the
Plymouth Rod; and Red Wyandotte
were most satisfactory. ,
The turkeys reared artificially were
without a single loss this year, and
the danger from the prairie wolf can
be obviated to a great extent by keeping a collie dog trained to protect
them.        ,
Wen the Waaer
At a aertah cl-tb th* other day two
member* war* arguing about will
power. Th* conceited man, who wa*
ut th* habit of boring all present with
hi* pointless tales, wld that his will
was stronger than that ot his friend
You are wrong there, said ths qui*
man, and I wlll prove lt ln this war.
Tou go and stand ln that corner ana I
will will yon to com* oat of It. Ton
wlll against me. and I'll wagsr I will
hare you trom that corner 1 etore I
have commanded you a second time.
Ths smart one took up the challenger and put himself ln the corner. Th*
quiet man aald, la a commanding
voles'.
Come out of that corner.
The other grinned and shook hit
head. The quiet man sat down ant
looked at him steadily. Five minutes passed, and then the man of will
said, with a sneer.
Hadn't you better give It upl I
don't feel any Influence at all, and I
can't Btand here all tho evening.
There Is no hurry, said the quiet
mnn, and I hav* a very comfortable
seat. There ls no time-limit, except
that you are to come out before I aBk
you twice, and as I don't Intend to ask
you again until this day week, I think
you'll soon begin to feel tlio influence.
The amart man came out.
Pistol and Rifle Cartridges
Winchester cartridges adapted to
Winchester rifles are made to get
the best possible results out of
them. As the same equipment;
organization -and system are
employed in making all Winchester cartridges, it naturally
follows that Winchester cartridges produce the best results
in all firearms. Winchester cartridges are made for all calibers
and makes of rifles, revolvers
and pistols.  Sold everywhere
Ask For The Red W Brand.
An Oil for All Man—The sa'.'.or, the
soldier, tho fisherman, the lumberman,
tho out-door laborer and all who are
exposed to Injury and the elements
will find ln Dr. Thomas' Eclectrloi
Oil a true and faithful "friend. TO
ease pain, relieve colds, dresn wounds,
subdue lumbago and overcome rheumatism, lt has no equal. Therefore,
it should have a place Id all home
medicines aud those taken on a
Journey.
Our Funny Children
Little Ralph, an only child ot four,
kr-d been permitted to stay up ono
evening when his parents had com-,
pany. At the table he^iade a quaint
remark, at which alt the guests laughed. Ho Instantly saw that he had
made a hit, and with commendable
enterprise sought to follow lt up.
Dnd, he shouted,   what   was   that
other smart thing I said yesterday?
Not Guilty
Mistress—Bridget, whatever becomes ot the cutlery! I am continually missing Bome. Really, I suspect the dustmen as they come
through Ihe scullery.
Cook—Faith, inarm, ye're ' wrong
there entolrely. They're too honest
at all. Why, they brought back
thray knoives last week that they'd
found In tie dustbin!
nine he hoars. Nothing Extraordinary
Then he'll make a fortune as a com*,    An American   tourist   In   England
ic opera' composer sonic day. was out sightseeing.   They took him
.  aboard tlu*   old   battleship   Victory,
Careless Cupid Nelson's flagship.    An English sailor
Bessie -Oh, Mabel:     I am In an aw- escorted llie American over tho vessel,
I have quarrelled with and coming to a rulscd brass tablet
fill dilemma
Harry and he wants uie lo send his
ring Iraelr.
Mabel—Thai's too bail.
Bessie* -Hut lhat Isn't tlie point. I
have forgotten which ls his ring.
Dooiys '
KIDNEY
w 111
PILLS
\\SSS£
60c. a box or six boxes for $2 30,
at all dealers, or The Dodds Medicine Company, Limited, Toronto,
Canada.
ou llie deck he said, as he reverently
removed his hat:
Here, sir, ls the spot where Lord
Nelson fell.
Oh, Is ll'*' replied the American
blandly. Well, that Is not surprising.
I nearly tripped over the darned thing
ii-yself.
| Unwarranted Pride
Professor {coming from hia club,
I holding up his umbrella to his wife)
j—Vou aee, 1 haven't forgotten my umbrella.
I Mrs. Professor—But niy dear, you
i didn't take your umbrella with you;
! you left it at home.
Lady Vlslroi—That new girl ot
yours seems very nlco and quiet.
Mistress--Yea, she's very quiet. She
doesn't even disturb the dust wheu
she is cleaning tlie room.
W. N. U. 963
One Exception
Grandfather (to small hoy who ls
returning to school)—Now, my hoy, I
hope we shall havo a better report of
you next term. The last wasn't at
all satisfactory—last In your exams-
last in the term marks—in fact, last
in everything.
Indignant Small Boy—Not last In
everything, grandfather; 1 was top in
ave.
The little girl had teen so naughty
that it was decided that sbe should
not be allowed to attend the party lo
which she and her sister had been Invited. Oa the day of the festival
tha mother called ln person to pick
up her unoffending daughter and
bring her home again.
Well, Bhe asked, and did you explain
to Mrs. B— hov; naughty Betty had
been and how I kept her at home to
punish hen
Oh, no, mammte, came the answer;
I didn't think that 'ud do. I Just
said shed gone to a much better
party.
Patsy and Tom were working near
where there was a bee hive and a
bed ot onions, when the following incident occurred. A bee stung Tom on
the wrist, when Patsy exclaimed: I always told you when you'd get a Btlng
of a bee to suck It and then rub lt in
onion Juice.
After a very short time a bee lodged on Palsy's neck, when he shouted
out: Oh, Tom, there's one en my neck.
Oil, 'tis gone down between my jshoul*
ders.     Oh. I'm stung.
Suck lt, l'eter, ordered Tom; suck
it, and I'll rub It la the onion juice.
How Long do Animals Live
Singular differences exist in tho
longevity of the various species ot animals. Two such opposite* in size
as tl.e crocooile and carp live 300
years; tho eie.iliant and whale come
next with 200 years to their credit.
Thn falcon takes lead iu age for birds
with 150 vears, 100 being the limit of
the parrot an:, eagle. The lion and
rhinoceros live CO years; the goose,
common pike nnd pelican, 50; the hart
and vulture, 40; the ass, bull a.id camel, 30; thekorse -.5; the peacock, from
21 to 25; the pig. bear, cow, pigeon,
cat dog deer, wolf, and the fresh
water lobster, 20 year'. Fifteen
years ls tl.e average of tho duck,
nightingale, lark, fox and pheasant;
lhe canary and cricket, 10; tlie rabbit,
8; aud the hare and squirrel 7 years.
The Maiden's Prayer
Tlio Lord helps him who helps himself,
Snatching another kiss, he cried,
A footfall Bounded on thn stair,
Tho   Lord  help   you!   the   maiden
sighed.
An Exception
So they married ln hasle. Then I
suppose.* following out tho proverb
they repented at leisure.
No; they repented ln haste, also.
No Time Lost
Am I the first man ;-ou have loved
this season? asked the hotel clerk.
Almost, answered the summer girl.
Who got ahead of me? You have
only been here an hour. ,
1 had a alight flirtation with the
driver ot tho bus, as we came from
the statiou.
Case for a Good Lawyer
Why are you so Bad? an acquaintance asked a young man whose aunt
had Just died.     You never appeared
to care much for the poor lady,
I didn't said the youth dolefully,
but I was the means of keeping her ln
a lunatic asylum during the last five
years of her lite. She has left me
all her money, and now I have got to
prove that she was ot sound mind.
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Psl.aw! exclaimed Miss Y'erner Impatiently. I am sure wo will miss
the first act. We have waited a
good many minutes for that mother
ot mine.
Hours, I should say, Mr. Slowman
retorted crossly.
Ours? Oh, George! she cried, and
laid her blu,hlug cheek upon his shirt
front.
Willie said the teacher, ls there any
difference between tha words sufficient' and 'enough'?
Y'es, ma'am, replied Willie. Sufficient Is when mama thinks-f'have eaten enough pie, and enough is when I
think I have eaten sufficient.
Lucky for Him
Tho wolves wero upon us, hs related to the girl he was trying to Impress. Their howling penetrated to
our very marrow. We fled for our
lives. But each second we knew
that the ravenous pack was gaining on
us. Closer, closer—at last they
were so close that we could feel their
muzzles against our legs, bo that—
Ah, sighed tho lady, greatly relieved. How glad you must have been
that they had their muzzles on!
Some people worry so cheerfully
that it really seems a pity to try to
break thein ot the habit.
He Knew One
Some adjectives, said the teacher,
are made from nouns, such as dangerous, meaning full of danger: and
hazardous, full of hazard. Can any
boy give mc another example?.
Y'es, sir; replied the fat pie at the
end of the form; pious, full of pie.
A Valuable Secret
Father Dooley had Just tied the knot
and looked expectant. The bride
looked sheepish, and Pat, shifting
from ono foot to another, looked
guilty.     At last he began:
I—I-don't like to be mane, father,
but I ehauged me clothes In t. hurry
and left me money In me other pants.
Then he-added, Ut a.whisper: Take
me down in the cellar; I'm a plumber,
and I'll show ye how to fix the gas-
meter so't won't register mora than
forty por cenu
At the Supper Table
The young man who had taken the
debutante In to dinnor was talking
art.
Are you fond ot etchings? he asked.
As a general rule, yes, ehe answered, looking up Into his eyes with an
engaging frankness that threatened
havoc to his Heart; but, she added
hastllv, as he started to say something pretty, not rr.ny to-night, thank
you. It la rather late. A small
piece ot jelly will ho sufficient.
Brown—What did your wife say
about your being so late home the
other night?
Jones—Nothing at all. She Just sat
down at tho piano and played 'Tell
me tho Old, Old Story.
When he comes soft soaping around
with an ax to grind just suggest to
him that he get a motor attachment
for his Jaw and do the whoto Job
himself.
His Explanation
At tha breakfast table the other
morning he was relating to his wife
an incident that occurred at the Club
the previous night. The chairman offered a silk hat to the member who
could stand up and truthfully say that
during his married life he had never
kissed any woman but. his own wife.
And, would you believe It, Meryl—
not one stood up.
George, hla wife said, why didn't yoa
stand up?
Well, he replied, I was goiug to, but
1 look awful in a silk hat.
The Optimist
Crash! Down the kitchen stairs felt
the entire traytul of crockery from
the dining-room. Not even tho saltcellar remained unbroken.
In the dining-room sat husband and
wife, staring blankly at ef.ch other.
What did It all mean? But this was a
tlmo for action, and tho mistress rushed to the door. Jnne. .lane! she cried
whatever have you done'.'
Jane smiled. Oh. mum, she replied,
It's only the dinner things, mum.
Whnt a good tning I hadu" washed
'em up!
Would Deceive Completely
Show Girl (bursting into manager's
office)—Quick! There's a fire behind
the Bcenes, the gang is rushlngeabont
like mad and screaming their heads
off. Looks like a panic. What
will we do?
Manager—Do? Ring up the curtain, ot course, and let the audience
think it ls the opening chorus.
Mark Twain Was In a restaurant ~—    ———
one day and found himself next to 1 Richard Mansfield, the r.ctor, had
two young men who.were putting on| not much hair, and this fact was con*
a great many airs and^ordering theimented on to the actor by a ladf
waiters about in a mtjft Impressive whose friendship permitted   persona
fashion. One ot them ga'Ve an order and told the waiter to inform the
cook whom lt was for. Yes, said the
other, better tell him my name, too,
so as to make certain of its being all
right.
Marie, who hated swagger, called the
waiter and said In a loud voice: Bring
me a dozen oysters, and whisper my
name to each ot them.
There is a deal ot difference between being useful and beln? used.
allusions.
Why, Mr. Mansfield, said the lady
you are losing your hair all the time,
You'll be bald it this keeps on.
Keeps on. madam? queried the ac*
or. putting his hand on what remainej
ot his hair. My dally prayer I
that this wlll keep on.
Lawyer—Don't you think I acquittal
myself well tn that trial?
Friend—Very well. It Is a pit
you didn't do as much for your client
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A GIRL IN A i
WINDOW
She Could See, bat Not   ;
Be Seeo
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By EllEN D. MORTON     *
Norman Klrtland spent the two
•reeks—lu otber words, tba ona twen*
tj-elxth part of tbe year, wblch employers consider a sufficient proportion
katween work and play for tbelr eiu-
Sieyecs—ut tile seashore. Older per*
saaa, who bare been hard worked for
• lone period, desire rest Tbe young
•mil sucb a spending of a vacation.
Klrtland was twenty years old and
•noted lo boating. Ee owned a wher
ij tbnt looked like a thin grnsshop*
far, the outrlgglug and oars standing
Ier tbe wings and legs. It was bis
pleasurable anticipation to pull blm*
self nbout In this topply affair Instead
et forcing some other animal ol some
Machine to do the work, as a roan dou-
Ha bis age would be Inclined to do.
At Ocean Ucai'b, where Klrtland
spent his vacation, there were Inlets,
and when the wind was off shore and
tke wnter still he did not hesitate to
t* outside. Uesldes hotels, tbere wen
asttsge-s all along the shore, and la
tbem lurked danger for Una looking,
■macular young men from pretty
foang girls.
In one of these cottages on a point
af Innd made by an Inlet and tbe
scean dwelt one of tbese dangers, Miss
Edith Iilmey. She waB of a dangerous
age—eighteen—a dangerous disposition,
and nbout ber wns a dangerous at.
Biosphere. One morning from behind
enrtains she saw a stalwart young fel.
law In light boating apparel, display.
tog fine biceps, pulling past her sum*
■er honae out Into the ocean. Taking
a marine glass, Bhe brought lt to beat
an the boatman nnd saw tbat be wn)
comely. Watching him, she saw blm
nw to where n light swell was rolling,
and be looked very attractive out
tbere, "rocked In the cradle of ths
terp."
Klrtland sported on the surface ol
tte water for nn hour; tben slowly and
■net-fully bis sweeps brought blm back
toto the Inlet.
In nature a constnnt warfare goer
en. Among nntlons some use enormous
guns, some nre Inventing aeroplane,
from whlcb to drop bombs on theli
enemies, while others fill their harbors
wilb mines to destroy ships. Now,
tbere Is also a warfare ln love, and
Klrtland, thougli unconscious of dan*
■er, was nbout to run upon n petard Hint
Bight hoist him clean out of his bachelorhood and drop blm Into the slough
ef matrimony.
He wns pulling along lastly when
something drifted by blm thnt at-
traded his attention. It was a bottle
about whose neck was tied a bright
red ribbon-doubtless to catch tbe eye
—and tbnt It hnd heen plnced there by
a woman wns evident from the fact
tbat It had been tied In a bowknot.
Klrtland backed wnter, took up tbt
bottle nnd snw thnt It wns tightly corked, with a hit of white pnper Inside.
Taking out the cork, ho managed with
tbe aid of n fishhook to extract tbe
paper. On one side wns written, "We
are lost." It would perhaps hnve been
■ore to the point If tbe words bad
seen. "You are lost." On the other
side were two letters, B. B.. and a
strand uf very fair hair, almost white
balr. wns folded in n smaller bit of
- paper within the larger one.
When Klrtland rend the words "We
are lost" ho at once concluded that he
bad picked up a message from some
ablp that hnd gone down, bnt when
be noticed Ihe Initials and saw the
strand of fine bnlr be wos puzzled.
Tbe hnlr wns undoubtedly that of a
womnn. and n woman nbout to go
down to the bottom of tbe ocean Is
sot likely to pnt her Initials on pnper
with n lock of her bnlr. She would bs
■ore likely to write ber full name,
with a farewell message to loved ones
far nwny.
While Klrtland snt In the boat try-
tag to decipher this message from the
era » pnlr of eyes behind a don-
ble barreled gun of aluminium and
glass, protected by an embankment of
kce enrtains, were nlmed straight al
Mm. Unconscious of any lurking one-
ny, he wos right In the line of lira
The girl behind tho gun seemed to taka
as Inexpressible delight In bis ap-
parent surprise, and when he carefully
folded the paper about the lock of balr
snd slipped It Into bis canvas shoe-he
bad no pocket—her face broke Into a
smile of triumph. Then Ihe young mnn
polled nwny toward his bonthoute.
There Is a peculiar stupidity Jboul
■nsl very young men ns to the tricks
and the manners uf the opposite Bex,
Klrtland hnd no more Iden thnt tbe
bottle ho hnd picked up bad been
thrown into the wnter purposely fo:
klm thnn he had that the thrower, Instead nf being out at sen, was watching him from a house a few hundred
sards nwny. Nevertheless tbere wat
s sentiment about that lock of hair,
sod he wns not so obtuse as not to
suppose itint tbe Initials E. B. referred
to the owner. Rut that the lock had
keen cut from the head of a pretty
girl purposely for blm waa furthest
from his (hough's.
Thnt very night at n dance at one of
Ibe holds he noticed a girl dressed la
garments  so  pure  and  spotless  and
{■hlle and simple that no one would
nve supposed she would be capable of
lassoing a pet lamb. And Klrtland
wns especially struck with tbe fact
*4at her balr was so light tbat H WU
Iks shade ef tha lock ha sad loud ll
tha bottle.   But-and hare ****** In al
Instance of man's stupidity In woman',
ways-no ona could hare hasten It intt
hla bead with an argumentative sledge
hammer tbat ths lock of hair hs had 11
his rest pocket nearest nls heart kao*
been cut from the bead af tkat angel
In Immaculate white.
The tolls these creatures throw out
are of tbe finest texture, ao line that M
one would suspect tbat they load up tt
cable. Klrtland did not analyse th,
connection between the silken strand,
In bis pocket and tha coiffure on th,
girl's bead. Bnt It existed all tht
while, and aba had Intended that M
should exist Mind you, I don't esj
that sbe laid down a definite plan ol
procedure. She did It by tbat nncon
sdous genlna for such work wblch It
Inborn In womankind. At any rate,
without tbat lock ot hair and Ita sentl
mental connection with tha colffurt
there la no reason to suppose tbat Klrt
bind would hare hunted all over tbt
room for some one wbo could Introduci
him to tbe girl concerning whom tbb)
sentiment existed.
lie Inquired wbo sbe was and wat
told thnt sbe waa a Miss Blrney-Mlil
Edith Blrney. But this did not con.
rey any Information to him, as It mlgbl
bare done bad be not been stupidly
blind. Tbey say lore la blind. Thai
must refer to the man.
lie found tbe Introducer and was received by tbe girl wllh reserve. Bt
danced wltb her once; thon she suggested tbat, tbe air In tbe room beln|
close, abe would like a few minutes ol
the veranda. Standing tbere looking
down on tbs narrow water leading oul
Into tbe ocean on which be had beet
rowing that day, Klrtland was remind"
ed of bis find and spoke of It to hll
companion.
"How sad!" sbe sold feelingly. "Do
you ouppose all on board went down!"
"1 am not certain wbetber It was a
shipwreck or one of those message!
that persons are always throwing Into
tbe water to make fools ot tha finders."
"Ilnre yon beard of any sblp being
lost?" sbe nsked.
"No; I haven't And I don't believe
tbe bottle was thrown from a sinking
ship at all. If so the name of the res*
tel would bave been given. It mon
likely was tossed off from some yaehl
or otber craft I tblnk It must bars
been some fool girl did It for it contained a lock of balr."
Tbe young lady winced at thla, bul
did not betray herself.
"Are you a cottager," asked Klrt
land, "or do yon stop at a hotel?"
"A cottager. That's our cottage ovei
there where tbe Inlet Joins tbe ocean."
"Indeed. 1 often pull by tbere on my
way outside."
"Do you J"
"Tea; usually when It's calm on tho
ocean. "I think I wlll be able to go
out tomorrow morning."
"If I happen to be about and see you
I'll wave to you."
Then tbey went Inside and danced
together, and somehow no one attempt-
ed to take tbs girl away from Klrtland, and Klrtland didn't seem to want
to get away from tbe girl. De kepi
looking at her light balr, tinged wltb
yellow, and thinking of Its counterpart ln bis pocket, and the more bo
thought about It the more a peculiar
feeling grew within blm that he did
not seek to analyse, but found very
pleasant When tbe two separated
tbe spider bad got tbe fly Inside the
outer web, ond tbe next more would
be to ask him to walk Into ber parlor.
This second part come the next day.
Klrtland pulled by the bouse out to
sea, but looked ln vain for tbe girl who
lived tbere. However, when be pulled
back she was down nt the private landing, pretending to engage herself with
the boots. Klrtland pulled In to ths
landing. The girl looked surprised, but
pleased, and Invited blm to tbe house
for a glass of wine and a biscuit
Klrtland, being In boating costume,
declined the Invitation, whereupon tbe
young lady suggested tbat tbe refreshments could be served In the summer
house. At this ho accepted, and the
two walked up to the place In question.
He fonnd a very dainty and at tha
same time comfortable stopping place.
Tbere were easy wicker chairs, a table with books and magazines ln It
and a hammock. If "tbe fly" had realised how he waa being entangled
doubtless tbe words of the rime would
bare occurred to him—
It's ths prettiest llttlo parlor that ever
you did spy.
It ls useleos to follow this spider ond
fly process any further. Tbe main
work bod been done, tbe fly being Is
Ibe parlor. And It lo to be supposed
that tbe girl wbo had tbe ingenuity to
get blm there would bare no difficulty
In keeping him. Tbe root required
time, but It was dead easy. Klrtland
went back to business not knowing
whether he waa on bis heels or bis
bend. He hnd proposed to Miss Blruey
and was told that she must bave some
time to consider. Sbe took time
enough to drive him to tbe border of
despair, but not over It
One dny soon nfter their marriage
■Mrs. Klrtland fished a lock of very
light hair out of her husband's pocket.
"What's this; dear?" she asked, with
a touch of reproach ln her voice and In
ber beautiful eyes.
"Tbat?" he said meditatively. "Oh,
I remember! That's tho lock of hair I
took out of that bottle I picked up that
tome silly girl probably tbrew from a
boat out at sen to make o guy of some
fellow. I kept It because lt waa very
like your balr."
"How sweet of yon*1*
Bhe kissed him, but did not tell bits
wbo was the silly girl or tbs fellow of
whom sbo mode a guy.
And yet a young mnn Is considered
lo be expanding Into one of the lords
if creation and o young girl ls considered a budding Innocent
' EVERYDAY PHRASE&.
•set ef Them Hsd Theli Origin In I
I Ossu.l Incident or Remark.
"What la a popular phraser" some*
| sae once asked.   "Something we a!)
r repeat like parroto, without knowing
I Its real origin or meaning," was tin
, reply of the cynic; and to a certain extent he was right.   How many of us
in Instance, can tell how those common    phrases    "tuft-hunters"    anrj
"teals' paradise" arose?  We have an
idea that the former relets to the person who seeks the society and spes
the manners of tile "Upper Ten": hut
why "tuff'f And why "paradise" lot
the fool who shuts hit eyes to threat-
ening troubles and dangers, satisfied
with the enjoyment ol the moment?
As a matter ef fact, the latter,
phrase originated in the theological
argument that' there is a place for
fools Just outolde paradise, while tha
term "tu.'t-hunting" took Its rise at;
tha Universities of Oxford ond Cambridge, wbere at one time the young
noblemen wore a peculiarly-formed
cap with a tuft, which presumably at :
tracted hangers-on.
Many other curious ,tori's el the
origin el popular phrases are given lu
"Everyday Phrases Kxnlalncd" (Pear- '•
ion). It lo related that "Hobson's
choice" orose from the fact that Hob-
ion, a noted carrier in Cambridge,
would only lot out his horses and
coaches for hire In rotation, refusing
to allow his customers to choose, a
customer being compelled (o take the
horse nearest the door. Thus it be-
came customary, when anything wai *
forced upon one, to coy "Hobson's
choice."
"Eating humble pie" is s phrase
Which really arose from tlie corrup. |
tlon ol the word "umbles" or "num-
Mes," the coarser parts ol a deer killed ln hunting, which, when made into
a pie, were formerly reserved for the
lower hunt servants; while "cooking
hll goose" is a phrase which originated when the King ot Sweden, on approaching a hostile town, excited the
contempt ot the inhabitants by the
■mallness of hlo army. To express
this they hung out a goose for him
to shoot at, whereupon the king set
firs to the town to "cook their goose."
1 Long ago unscrupluous people used
to take a cat tied in a bag to market,
where they tried to sell it for a pig.
If, however, a purchaser opened the
hag before buying, the eat, of course,
lumped out, displaying the fraud.
Hence the term "letting the cat out
ot the bag."
"Going to the dogs," comes from
tho East, where dogs sre scavengers
of the streets, and become so unclean
ss to be unfit to touch; while the ex-
presslon "Tell it to the marines," used
to show disbeliet in the truth of a
itory, arose from the fact that when1
the marines first went afloat they were,
naturally rather "green" concerning
nautical affairs, ana someone who related a very tall yarn was told to "tell
it to the marines," the idea being that
they could be more easily gulled.
It Is a curious fact that the phrase;
"Bald as a badger," owes ita origin
to authors of ths past who had no
exact knowledge of natural history,1
and who, because the forehead ol a
badger is covered with smooth, white
holrs, camo to the conclusion tbat it
wu bald.
HUMAN WINDMILLS.
CAPITAL AND  INCOME!
The King Lost.
The presence of the King nnd Queen*
at Epsom recently recalls the fact
that the late King Edward instituted!
a sweepstake among the members of,
the royal family visiting the Derby!
year by year. An amusing incident!
took place in 1000. The late King
did not believe that Minora had a'
chance, and his disgust was manifest;
when he found that he had drawn,
his own horse. He promptly offered,
to sell his chance for half a crown,'
and his offer was as promptly taken:
by Prince Arthur ol Connauglit, who
had himself drawn the inevitable'
blank. His Majesty's face was quite1
a study when bis horse won and:
Prince Arthur demanded his money
from the stakeholder, the present
Lord Stamlordham.
On* Man Swung Clubs For 10* Hourl
Without » Brerrk.
The wonderful record nl tli? world-
champion club-swinger, Tom Burrow*,
who mme tlma ago accomplished the
feat of twinging Indian club, weighing 3 pounds G ounces each for 11),
hours without a break at tlie mini*
mum rate cf eighty revolution, a
minute, once more calls attention tc
hi«" amazing stamina.
Burrow his turned forty years of
age, and has been giving club-swinging exhibitions and setting up new records since he wai fourteen. "The
medical profession." he says, "both in
England and Australia, soy thst 1
helped my heart during niy exhibitions hy working the clubs in unison
with the heart-heats, ond doctors tell
me that my lif i has not been shorten*
ed by club-swinging."
The champion, however. Is «n all-
round athlete, and during nr interview with the writer some time ago
he gave scvernl Interestlrg facts regarding his career. It wns as a cricketer that he first, came into prominence in Australia, the land of hi,
birtii, and since then he iias achiever!
much mccess In various parts nf the
world as a wrestler, boxer, sprinter,
swimmer, and cyclist. Hi, services
have been much sought after as instructor nnd trainer in the boxing
world, and among notable puvilists ha
prepared Frank Slnvin and Tom Williams, the boxing champion of Australia, for m-ny sensational contests.
No less remarkable than his own
record is that established by Col.
H. E. Denne, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, who. in spite of bis fifty-two
years, finished, a few days ago, a
twenty-four hour test rt Aldershot,
thus making an amateur record. Perhaps the most astonishing feature of
Col. Deane's record Is that hs smoked
cigars freely wben swinging, and ate
many hard-boiled eggs anil Chelsea
buns, drinking a little milk. He swung
to tlie strains of music and songs, and
at half-time began an exhibition of
club-swinging in ragtime, finishing
with 180 revolutions a minute, twice
the minimum rate prescribe.'!, having
made altogether 150,000 revolutions.
While Burrows holds the club-swing-
Ing championship of the world, it
might be mentioned that the hammer-
swinging record was established by Arthur Lancaster, who four years ago,
at the Crystal Palace, swung a blacksmith's hammer weighing eight
pounds for twelve hours continually.
Lancaster is known as "ihe man with
the iron hands," and In selling up
this remarkable record the hammer
was swung in a complete circle each
time, and not with the action ol a
Eendulum. A striking illustration of
ancaster's dexterity with the blacksmith's hammer is afforded by the
fact that he can knock the stump of
a cigarette, 11-2 inch long, from tlie
mouth of his assistant while the hammer-head is traveling in circles st
the rate ot four miles an hour.
Cement That Lasts.
In the making ot cement modern
Invention has not surpassed or equal*
ed the ancients. An exchange, commenting on a recent demolition by
soil movement of a small section of
Roman wall at Caerwent, in England,
says that this is about the only way
In which the Roman walls can meet
a natural collapse, lor practically they
are otherwise absolutely enduring
There are several hundred miles of
Roman wall still standing in England.
"The secret of their permanence ia the
cement, We do not know the method
of its composition, but it is far sounder than any modern cement. Indeed,
when somo part of such a wall as
that mentioned has to be dislodged it
Is necessary to use dynamite. All that
we know of Roman cement is that
pounded tile forms a considerable element in It. For the rest. Roman walls
were built witb stone and tile from a
cement bottom."
Fighting Grasshoppers.
Giant grasshoppers are prevalent in,
the West Indies, where they are re- ]
garded as a serious sporting proposition. These creatures are active, powerful in proportion to their size and
of exceedingly combative disposition,;
Apparently they would rather fight'
than eat up the crops and vegetation.1
They have spiked legs provided with
spurs or gaffs, which they use as*
weapons against one another after thej
manner of trained gamecocks. A favorite pastime of the Corib sports is to
match a pair of these insect champion,
against one another in a regulation,
contest, which is fought on the fingers
of a human umpire's hand—often to
his serious discomfort. There is liberal betting on the favorites.
London's "Rain Policies."
One ol the large London insurance
companies has lately Issued a novel*
iniuranco policy against bad weather.]
It ll primarily for the benefit ol irav* |
elers who make trips in Uie spring
and lummer through England ami
who complain if their trips are spoiled
by variations of weather.
These policies are called, naturally j
enough, "rain policies."     The more
you  pay the  greater,  of course,   is
your compensation il it rains.    You '
can pay $5 a week and 11 lt happens
to rain for more than two days out
of aeven you get 140 for each such ;
week.
There arc four different classes ond
all tte arranged proportionately to th,
amount paid down.
Penny For Research Work. I
By the recent British Insurance Aet
lt Is provided that one penny for each !
insured person, payable out ot the
moneys provided by Parliament, may
be retained by lhe Insurance Commissioners to bs applied for the purpose,
of research, and the total sum thus
available will at present amount to
about (285,000 per annum. While the
main concern of thia part of the act
It to combat tuberculous, lhe commissioners have been advised that tho
money may properly be applied to research in connection will-, any disease
•hich may elect insured persons.
To Encourage Inventors.
Not a little interest has been aroused by the announcement of the British
War Office to tlie effect that a competition will shortly be held for aeroplane engines, and that a prize of
.1126,000 will be awarded to Ilia best one
of British manufacture throughout.
Furthermore, orders up lo the value
of $200,000 will he given to tlie makers
of engines which fulfill the requirements. NecdleBS to say, the competition will be very keen, but it is felt
that the War Office are acting on the
right lines, particularly in regard to
British engines, which seem to have
had little chance hitherto of competing with foreig-i makes.
Admirals Getting Younger.
Twelve new rear-admirals have been
added to the Hag list of the British
navy since the beginning ol tlie year,
eleven of the vacancies having heen
created by unexpected voluntary rc«
tirements. The result of these promotions has naturally been to reduce ths
average age of officers on the flag list.
It ls the policy of the Admiralty to
provide a plentiful supply of young
admirals for command In case of war.
The latest appointee Is Capt. W. 0.
Pakeuham, who, on Admiral Togo',
flagship was a spectator at tlie naval
engagements   in   the   Russo-Japanen,
Idolized Gladstone.
A striking and interesting character
was the father of Sir J. M. Barrie,
although he was only a weaver. Like
the famous author of "Peter Pan,"
bis father was a staunch Liberal, and
bo great was hi, admiration for the
late Mr. Gladstone that during his later days, when work ceased to bo a
necessity owing to the generosity of
his son, he spent the whole ol hi, time
going about the country to reason witb
Mr. Gladstone's opponents.
No Need So Far.
Sir James Crichton-Browne told sn
amusing story at a dlnier given lo
the Lord Mayor ol Londin the othsr
night. "The wife oi a working man,"
Sir James said, "was showing a lady
over her home. When they came to
th* bath end to the brightly-polished
fittings. 'H'b a beautiful thing,' ehe
explained; 'but, thank Heaven, we
have never bod occasion te sw •*•"
The Law Mikes a Very Clear Distino-
tion Between the Two.
What ts Income? If you bought a
house tou years ago for rfo.OOO and sold
it yesterday for $10,000, would the
$0,000 profit count as Income for 1013? I
If you bought 1.000 shares of stock
ot $100 a share lust September and
Bold lt yesterday at $110. would tbo
$10,000 protlt be a part of your 10i:i
income?
No, in both Instauccs They should
properly bo classed as additions to
capitnl, and capital is not In any sense
Income. Oue man might have $1,000,*
000 In n hank vault and still not ho
subject to nn income tax, because his
$1,000,000 wouldn't be earning « dollar.
Income Implies time: capital does not.
Income ls something earned over a period of time, but the ndded vnlue to
the house wns not In any sense enrned.
Nor wns tlio Increase In the price of
the 1,000 shares if stock earned,
lucome lo n definite and stated re*
turn upon labor and upon capital. The
rent derived from a house Is Income.
Tbe added mine to the house Is cnpl*
tn I. A man's snlary is income, hut his
capacity to earn more salary Is cnpl* '
tul.
If you were to find $1,000 on llio
street, that would not figure as a part
of your Income for 1013. If you nt
once Invested It so as to get 5 per cent
Interest, the $00 lt would bring you
would be part of your Income for tlio j
year. If your father gave yoi^a house,
that wouldn't figure In your Income no-
count, but as soon ns the house began
to yield rent for you tbat would be ln- j
come. The gift of the house would be
an addition to your capital. !
The courts make a clear distinction I
In the matter of Income and capital. I
The trustee of an estate might Invest!
$100,000 In securities nnd tn a year he .
able to sell them for $110,000.   If tho
trusteeship stipulated that he sbould
distribute only Income to tile beneflcl-
arieo, the court would not permit him
to give them the $10,000 profit derived
from the sale of tho securities.   Thnt
would be capital and not income.   The
$10,000 would have to be reinvested.—
Philadelphia Ledger.
GENERAM-ICKETT.
The Friendship Between Him and
Lincoln and Grant.
A NOVEL BATTLEFIELD SCENE
-EXECUTIVE ABILITY.
What Tom L. Johnson Whispered to
tho Young Mayor of Toledo.
In the American Magazine Mayor
Brand Whltlock of Toledo, O., writing
his autobiography, tells tbe following
story:
"I had gone Into tbe mayor's office
feeling tbat I was about tbe most ill
prepared man for such a Job In the
town. Naturally I hud turned to Tom
Johnson, who bad a tremendous reputation as an executive. Even his worst
enemy, as the saying ls, would not
deny his wonderful ciecutlve ability.
I went to him ln a sort of despair, and
he laughed and whispered:
" 'It's the simplest thing In tbe world.
Decide every question quickly and be
right halt tbe time. And get some*'
body wbo can do tbe work. That's all
there Is to executive nblllty.'
"I looked at him In amazement. He
bad grown quite serious.
" 'There's another thing.' be added.
'Don't spend too much time In your
office. A quarter of on hour ench day
Is generally too long unless there are
a whole lot of letters. Of coilrse,' he
went on reflectively, 'you can get clerks
who can sign your name better thnn
you can.'
"Ho that hath ears to bear, let him
hear."
Butter In Tuboo.
Ai India butter spoils so rapidly
When exposed to the warm moist air
that government officials are planning
to pack It In collapsible tin tubes with
screw nozzles—like the tubes ln which
printing Ink, oil paints and certain
pastes nre sold. Eventually on tho
dining tables of Indian hotels nnd restaurants the guests may find "butler
tubes," from which each person can
squeeze upon his plate as much butter
os he may need. Tbe tubes wlll he
made In one pound, half pound and j
quarter pound sizes. They wlll he of
pure tin, since tho volatile fatty acids
In butter attack lead and copper nnd
form poisonous and unsightly com. ;
pounds.
Coimio Destinies,
Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes of the
supreme court of the United Slates
lays that os he grows old he grows
calm. "I do not pin my dreams for
tho future to my country or even to
my race," he Is quoted. "I tblnk It
probable that civilization somehow
wlll last as long as I euro to look
sliced. I tblnk It not Improbable thnt
man, llko the grub that prepares a
chamber for tho winged thing It never
has seen, but Is to be, may have cos- j
into destinies that ho does not under- '
stand. And bo beyond tho vision of
battling races and an Impoverished
earth I catch a drciunlug glimpse of
peace."
Hypnotism In Italy.
The Italian government has Issued 0
flecrco forbidding nil experiments In
hypnotism, magnetism, mesmerism and
kindred arts In theaters, music halls
or any other public entertainments.
The decree la the outcome of protests
made by tho medical faculty on the
{ground of the deleterious consequences
of sucb experiments upon weakmlnd-
ed persons.
When the Blue and tho Gray Joined la
• Birthday Celebration—A Meeting
With Grant In Washington—Lincoln's Visit to Mrs. Pickett.
In Mrs. Pickett's Introductory chapter to "The Heart of a Soldier. As Ite*
vealed In tlie intimate Letters of (leu-
oral George I". Pickett, C. S. A," there
Is an extremely Interesting story. It
appeal's tbnt while at Richmond, Just
after the surrender, she was summon*
ed to tlie door hy a sharp rap. She
gives a charming account of what followed:
Wllh my baby on my arm I answered Iho knock, opened the door ami
looked up at a tall, gaunt, sad faced
man In ill fitting clothes, who, wilh
the accent of the north, asked:
"la this George Pickett's place?"
"Yea, sir," 1 answered, "hut ho Is
not here,"
"1 know that, ma'am," ho replied,
"hut I Just wanted to see the phica
1 nm Abraham Lincoln."
"The president!"    I gasped.
The stranger shook his head nnd
Bald: "N'o. ma'am; no, nin'iiiii. Just
Abraham Lincoln; George's old friend."
"I am George Pickett's wife, nnd this
Is his baby," was all I could say.
My bnhy pushed nwny from mc nnd
reached his hands to Mr. I.lncolu, who
took blm lu his arms. As be did uo
an expression of rapt, almost divine
tenderness and loro lighted np the nail
face. It wns n look that I bnve never
seen on any other face. My bnhy
opened his mouth wide nud Insisted
upon giving his father's friend 11 dewy,
infantile kiss. As Mr. Lincoln gave
the Hide one bock to me, shaking his
finger at him playfully, he said:
"Tell your father, the rascal, thnt t
forgive blm for the snke of that kiss
and thoso bright eyes."
Mrs. Pickett explains tbe Interest
Lincoln showed In her husband by
stating that It was through Mr. Lin-
coin's Influence thnt her husband received hlo appointment to West Point
One Impression the book conveys Is
that of the kindly nnd generous feeling
that existed between Confederates
nnd Unionists graduated from West
Point wbo had been friends before tho
war. An exhibition of this feeling was
made at the time of the birth of General Pickett's first baby. Mrs. Pickett;
telling the story, says:
On the occasion of my son's birth
bonfires were lighted In celebration all
along Pickett's .line. Grant saw them
and sent scouts to learn the cause.
When tiiey reported ho snld to General
ingnlls: "Haven't we Borne kindling
on this side ot the line? Why don't
.wo strike a light for the young Pickett?"
In a little while bonfires were dinning from Ihe Fereral line. A few days
later there was taken through the Hues
a baby's sliver service engraved, "To
George E. Pickett, Jr., from bio
father's friends, D. S. Grant, Rufus Ingnlls, George Suckley."
General Pickett, In a letter from
-Washington, relates another tncldeut ln
which this same kindly feeling was
manifested:
After breakfast we went, as arranged, to see Grnnt 1 can't Just tell
you, my darling, nbout tbat visit
You'll bave to wait till I see you to tell
you li-w the warm hearted, modest old
warrior nnd loyal friend met me; how
be took In his the hand of your heart-
eore soldier—poor, broken, defented,
profession gone—nnd, looking nt hlui
for a moment without speaking, snld
slowly, "Picked, If tbcre Is anything
ou the top of God's green earth 1 can
do for .you, say so."   •   •   •
When I started to go Grnnt pulled
dowii a checkbook and said, "Pickett,
It seems funny, doesn't It, that 1 should
havo any money to offer, but how
much do you need?"
"Not any, old fellow; not n cent
thank you," I snld.  "I hnve plenty."
"Rut Rufus tells me thnt you bnve
begun to build a house to take the
plnco of the one old Butler burned, nnd
how can you build It without money?
You do need some."
"I hnvo sold some timber to pny for
It," I told lilm, ond to show my appro,
elation and gratitude, unobserved, I
affectionately squeezed his leg, when
be called out: "Rufus, It's tbe samo
old Gcorgo Pickett. Instead of pulling
my leg, he's squeezing IL"
Sugar For tho Heart.
Sugar Is n splendid medicine for the
heart In certain diseases of this organ.
In otbers, such as oedema, It hns no
effect In tbe London fjiucet Is reported the cure of a woman of seventy-
seven witli "rapid, Irregular, feeble
pulse, cyanosis ond attacks of parox*
ysmal breathing" by Ibe odinlnhjtrn-
tlon of four ounces of lump sugar
every twelve hours, gradually diminishing the i'-»e, for several weeks.
Diluted Smoke.
A German scientist believes he hns
bund a cnre for the omoke nuisance In
tutting a number of windows In a
(hlmney which admit nir to mix with
lhe nmolw sad dilate It until It Issues
from the top of ths chimney very U-ght
hi coioe.
A Now Way of Flnoneo.
Proprietor—If mado me offers to pay
for the hat don't show her Ihe bill, and
I wlll Increase It Somebody bas ts
pay our bad debts. Messenger—Rut It
ohe doesn't offer to pny? Proprietor-
Then bring the hnt bock. We enn't add
to our bnd debts.-Fllegonde ninlter.
Some people bear throe kinds of Iron-
ble—nil they hnd, oil they lisvc now
ond oil Ihey expect to ha re.-Kd wart
Everett Halt, int, IMiAWUBK'-JtlMBElvljAIll'
NEW
ARRIVALS
RI AlMltfFTQ Which mo8t people tWnkabout
DLiAl l*l\.l!*i 1 3 as the nights get colder, hare
arrived in large quantities.   Some of the finest blankets made
are to be seen here, and at very reasonable prices.
Men's Waterproof Coats
A large consignment of the celebrated English coats made by
P. B. Cow and Co., of London.    Every coat guaranteed or
your money back.
■jhf IV/f'll*       *•       Our stock is being constantly
lieW lVllUlliery    replenished by  the   latest
models and our prices are much under city prices,    You can
save money in this department.
Men's Collars and Ties
By express we have just received one of the largest shipments of Men's Neckwear.   All the latest novelties are to be
seen.
Furnishing
Department
New Spring Mattresses
"   Beds, including Single,
Double and Cot Beds
•' New Dressers and Stands
'• Kitchen Tables
" Tea Tables in several designs
" Book Stands and Wall Racks
The place to save money on your purchase
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
CLEARANCE
SALE
$25,000 stock
No more pupils will taken in
the primary division of the public
school during the present term.
By order, School Trustees,
Thomas H. Carey, Secretary
ABSOLUTELY
-   The Latest in
Fall Hats
Your Choice of London, Paris
and New York
Models.
Dency Smith
Milliner
Courtenay, B.C.
TIMBER SALE X 80.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than the 9th day of December,
1913, for the purchase of Licence
X 80, to cut 15,400,000 feet B.M.
and 3,315 cords of shingle bolts
from Lot 44, Cardero Channel,
Range 1, Coast District. Three
years will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
CANCELLATION of RESERVE
Notice is Hereby Given that
the reserve existing over lands
known as Section 7,  Hornby Island by reason of a notice published in the B. C. Gazette on the
21st of October, 1876, is cancelled,
and that the said lands will be
open to entery by pre-emption at
9 o'clock in the forenoon on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1914.
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
1st October, 1913.
Synopsis uf Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining i)gl>*-A of tho Dominion
in Manitoba, .Saskatchewan anil Alberta,
tlie. Yukon Territory, thn N. rl Invent Torri
torioa and in a portion i'f tho I'ruvince nf
British Columbia, may boleaned for s term
nf twenty-one vcara at an annual rental uf
gl an acre. Not more than 2,600 acres
will be leased tn one applicant.
Applicatiun for a lease must be made by
the applicant in persun to the Agent nr sub
Agent of the district iu which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, nr li'ijal subdivisions
uf sections, and in uusurveyed 'erritnry
i he I racr, applied for shall be staked out by
theapp'icatit himself.
l*4Gn applicatiun must be accompanied
by a fee nf $o which will be refunded if the
iii hi» applied forare not available, but not
ntberwiso. A ruyalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output uf the mine at the
rate of live cents per bin.
Tho person operating the mine Bhall
furnish tbe Agent with swum returns so*
rouutiug fur tbo full quantity of merchantable ooal mined and piy the royalty
thereon. If the c.al mining rights are
nnt being operated, such returns shall In*
furnished at least mice a year.
The lease will include tho coal minimi
rights only, but thei twee may be permitted to purchase whatever available stir
face rights may bo considered necessary
f'Uho wnrkiuuof the mine at the rate of
J10 00-mncie.
For full information application shook!
be made tu the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Sob A'ffi nt ofDominion Lands.
W. W. COItY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N B- Unauthorized publication uf this
advertisement will nut bj [ aid fur.
TIMBER SALE X47.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on the 18th day of
October, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence X47, to cut 1,720,000
feet of timber on Lot 2747, situated nearLund,NewWestminister
District.
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of Chief Forester,
Victoria, B.C.
NOTICE TO CONT1UCTORS
Consisting of Ready-to-Wear
Clothing, Dress Goods, Ladies'
Silk Waists, Hosiery, Boots and
Shoes,Smallware,Hardware,etc.
C. Ching Chong
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
WATER NOTICE.
Application for a Licence to
take and use and to store or pen
back water will be made under
the "Water Act" of British Columbia as follows:—
1. The name of the applicant is
The CanadianCollieries Dunsmuir
Limited.
2. The address of the applicant
is Pemberton Block,Victoria,B.C.
* 3. The name of the stream is
Boston Creek. The stream has
its source in un-named mountain,
flows in a south easterly direction
and empties into Comox Lake
about 2 3-4 miles from east end of
lake.
4. The water is to be diverted
from the stream on the east side
about 1 3-4 miles from its mouth.
5. The purpose for which the
water will be used is domestic.
6. The land on which the water
is to be used is described as follows: Bevan Town and No.7Mine.
7. The quantity of water applied for is as follows : 2 cubic feet
per second.
8. The quanty of water to be
stored is sixty-six thousand gallon
9. The reservoir site is located
on Supply Creek, 5,000 feet from
No. 7 Mine.
10. This notice was posted on the
the ground on the Fifth day of
September, 1913.
11. A copy of this notice and
an application pursuant thereto
and to the requirements of the
"Water Act" will be filed in the
office of the water Recorder at
Cumberland. Objections may be
filed with the said waterRecorder,
or with the Comptroller of water
Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited
By (Signed) W. L. Coulson
POWELL RIVER LOCK-UP.
CK.II.A*/; TKiXDEPH, superscribed
"Tender fur Powell River Lock-up,"
will lie received liy tlio Hon. the Minister of Public Works up to noon nf
Wednesday, the loth day of October,
1918, for the conversion of present
school house at Powell River into a
lock up, constables'quarters, and Court
room.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 1st of October, 1913, at the
ollice of oil* J. Baird, Government
Agent, Cinnlierhinil, 13. C, tho Pro.
viueifil Coust-al le at Powell A'ivor ;
or the Department of Public Works,
Victoria, 15. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to the undersigned, obtain a copy
of tlid plans and specifications fnr the
stun of ten dollars (?10), which will lie
refunded on their return in good order.
Each proposal must he accompanied
<[)' an accepted brink rlieipie or certili-
cuie of deposit on a chartered hank of
Canada, make pnyuble lo tho Hon. the
.Minister ol Public Works, for a sum
equal io 10 per cent, of lender, which
slinll In* forfeited if lhe parly tendering
dreline in enter into contract when
culled upon to do so, or if he fail lu
complete th.' work contracted for The
cheques ur certificated of deposits of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to ihem upon the execution uf the con-
tract.
'lenders will not be considered unless tnadeout on forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature nf the tend
erer, and enclosed iu the envelopes
furnished.
Tho lowest, or any tender not necessarily accepted.
./. li.'GlUFl'ITH,
Public  Works Ent/iueer,
Department of Publio  Works,
Victoria, B.C.,September 80th, 1918.
New Townsite=No. 8 Mine
This consists of Ei.tility Acres, hnlf of quarter section 228
the Canadian Colliery owjiing thu other half on which
the main-shaft ant] saw mills are situate, so that it Is
well  situated  being olose'tb  bnsiness  operations mid
absolutely inside property.
 Price of Lota *?150 and-upwards, on easy terms.
Vancouver
Island
Pat-ms and
Acreage
Specialists
Apply: IIARUYIDIENS
British Columbia nvestments
Limited
Courtenay, B. ft.
Vancouver
Island
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
TBLBPHONB   3D
BUY A L©T IN
^Terminal
Subdivision
Centre of Town I
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire, Life, Live Stock
. . Accident
P. L. ANM1RTON.
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. O.
■Mrl-iT
" The Magnet Cash Store"
STOVES
HARDWARE
FURNITURE
SOLE
AGENT
FOR EDISON AND
COLUMBIA   PHONOGRAPHS
ALSO GOODYEAR NON-SKID
PNEUMATIC AUTOMOBILE TIRES
T.EBATE
Phone 31
****^*****s*at**We*
Cumberland, B.C.
Most useful and greatest labor
saving invention of the age.
Price 15 cents post paid. Repairs
any kind of clothing, silk, satin,
corsets, woolen goods, umbrellas,
fish netting, lace, gossamers,
mackintoshes, kid gloves, carriage curtains. The work being
done quickly, neatly and permanently without the use of needle
or thread. E A Peters, 103 Menzie
street, Victoria, B.c,
For Sale, Two Heating Stoves,
cheap, in first class condition,
almost new,   Apply Islander,
To INTENDING
PURCHASERS
OF
PIANOS
AND   ORGANS
We have just receiver] another car load of the celebrated
Gerhard Heintzman Pianos. We can sell you a Piano
on easy monthly payments, We have several ea'tra
good second hand pianos, that were taken iu exchange
tor new ones, at prices ranging from $100 and upwards
CA.FletcherMusicCo
NANAIMO,
B. C.

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