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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. IV., No. 43
Italian Organizer Fouud Guilty
on Six Chargtt of
New Westminster, Jan. 6.
Joe Angelo, international organ
izer of the United Mine Workers
of America and well known as a
labor leader among the Italian
miners in the colliery districts
where that organization is established, was arraigned before Mr.
Justice Morrison yesterday in the
Assize Court on six charges of
riot and riotous destruction of
property at extension, Vancouv-*
er Island, on Aug. 13.
Angelo, it is charged by the
crown, is one of the men who
planned the riots which occured
when a crowd of six or seven
hundred men invaded the peaceful little mining camp in the hills
and after driving the non-union
workers and their familie's to the
woods under a hail of bullets,
applied the brand to their homes,
and in the dusk of the Autumn
evening looted and pillaged by
the light of the burning houses.
Mrs. Charles Scavardi was the
chief witness for the prosecution,
in a clear ringing voice, this
young woman told the story of
how she and her babes were
driven over the hill to the fringe
Of the forest, where they remained all night, to return next day
under military escort to view the
smoking remains of her home.
Everything that she and her
husband owned—the savings of
years of toil in the mines—had
been, she testified, wiped out
and they found themselves almost destitute.
Almost impressive silence ruled in the courtroom during the
time that the witness was on the
stand. Not a person in the spectator's gallery moved. His lordship leaned forward ir. his chair
and the jurors strained to catch
every word that was spoken.
The witness said that her husband was a working miner. They
were old residents of Extension
and her husband had continued
his work when the other miners
had gone on strike. She well
remembered Aug. 13. On that
day she was nursing a woman of
her own neighbourhood. About
ten o'clock in the morning she
had been called out on the porch
by her friend's husband to see
Joe Angelo pass. Angelo she
said was a familiar figure at
Extension, although he did not
live there.
The accused was driving in a
buggy with a stranger and went
toward the union headquarters,
he only stayed there a short time
and again she saw him with the
stranger. He seemed to be
pointing out more houses—all of
them occupied by non-union men.
Then they drove away'
News of the riots at Ladysmith
Nanaimo and South Wellington
had reached Extension, she said
and the workers feared the worst
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
tion of Nanaimo, and when the
bullets began to fly they did not
stop to gather even their valuables, but fled panic-stricken to the
"1 did not have time to get
anything", said Mrs. Scavardi.
"I sent my aunt with the children- my little ones ahead toward the wootls, while I followed
with several blankets in which to
wrap the babies. With me that
night there were about seven or
eight women and a number of
children- some of them quite
small. My little ones were two
and three years of age."
"Why did you think it was
necessary to take refuge in the
woods?" asked Mr. A.D. Taylor,
K. C, crown prosecutor.
"Why did I think it necessary?"
repeated the witness. "Because
I would not risk staying there
with my children when that
crowd came."
Continuing, she told of the
night of horror in the woods and
of the sorrowful homecoming the
next day, when all that remained of her home was a black scar
on the hillside, while around her
were the desolated homes of her
friends, "Everything was burned—everything was gone," she
"Your clothes to?" questioned
the court.
"Yes everything we had but
that which we carried on our
Frank Passerini, a storekeeper
who found business so slack after
the commencement of the strike
that he left the store in charge
of his wife while he went into
the mines to work, told of his
experience during the riots.
As said he had heard early on
the morning of Aug. 13 of the
disturbances at Ladysmith and
South Wellington and was nervous as a consequence. When
he saw Joe Angelo, who was a
compatriot, drive up to the union
hall with a stranger he grew
suspicious and kept a close watch
on him when he reappeared a
few minutes later.
Angelo, the witness declared,
took the stranger to where a
good view of the little mining
village could be obtained and
pointed out various houses, all of
which were destroyed that night.
About 4 o'clock in the afternoon he saw the crowd of strange
men approach from the direction
of Nanaimo and as soon as he
heard the sound of firing he made
for safety in the shelter of the
woods. That night, he said, the
town of Extension was lighted
by the burning houses. He crawled to the edge of the wooded
ridge and could see by the light
of the flames his store being
When next day. imagining
that the 'stillness in the valley
indicated security, he crawled
from his hiding place and came
back to his shop, he found that
the whole of the stock of goods
which, he declared, was worth
$5500, had either been carried
away bodily or absolutely ruined.
He did not have long to view
the ruin and destruction within
the building for he was captured
by several men and was hustled
when they saw the mob of men
pour over the hill from the direc-' away to a vacant house where
Ladies and Gentlemen :
At a meeting of the Cumberland
City Voters' League we were requested
to offer ourselves as candidates at the
forthcoming Municipal Election.   After
due consideration we have consented to
do so and request your hearty support
and co-operation to secure our election.
We shall at all times endeavour to conduct the affairs of the city so as to
further its progress and in the best
interests of its citizens.   The city's fin
ances require immediate attention and
we shall, if elected, make every effort to
have them placed on a proper basis.
Our present street lights are unsatisfactory, but with a small expenditure can
be made to render a much better service.
The health and sanitation of the city
shall receive careful attention and a
more sanitary method of disposing of
ashes, garbage, etc. shall be adopted.
All other necessary matters shall be
considered as occasion requires.
For Mayor: Thomas E. Bate.
For Aldermen: D. R. McDonald   •
Charles J. Parnham
Thomas E. Banks
W. Wesley Willard
John S. Brown
A. G. Slaughter
For School Trustees: Thomas H. Carey
Neil McFadyen
Support the Citizens' ticket and
secure good municipal government for
Your Vote and Influence
Solicited for
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Progressive Candidate for
guard was kept on him and another prisoner until the arrival of
the militia at Extension when he
was liberated,
John Tait, a young Scotchman,
also testified to seeing Angelo
point out d/.fferent houses in the
town all of which were afterwards desl royed. He also declared that he saw the accused
in the foreifront of the mob that
invaded th«* town.
New Wostmininer, Jan. 7—
At about 8 o'clock this evening
the jury in Mr. Justice Morrison's
assize count here returned to the
court room, and announced that
ithad fouud Joseph Angelo guilty.
The jury spent four hours weighing the evidence. There were
six chai/ges of riotous injury to
propor ry at Extension last August, a gainst Angelo, who is an
Italif m-American organizer, who
was. I sent to Vancouver Island
jucst before the coal strike began
about a year ago, by the United
Mine "Workers of America. He
wa s found guilty on all six counts
Probably he will not receive his
senfc-nce until the end of the
Miss Brown, matron of Union
and Comox Hospital, desires to
acknowledge  with   thanks  the
following donations:—
Mrs. MacFarlane, Xmas cake
Mrs. F. Jaynes,
Mrs. E. D. Pickard,   "
Mrs.   Woods,   Xmas cake and
Mrs. H. Parkinson, teaspoons
Ladies Auxiliary, couch and two
Dr. MacNaughton, cigars
Dr. Hicks, sweets
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lockard, turkey and pair of fowls
Mr. and Mrs.  G.   W.  Clinton,
ComoxCo-operativeSociety, goose
Ideal Store, fruit
Campbell Bros.,assorted fruit and
Mr. A. G. Slaughter, turkey
Simon Leiser and Co., Ltd., turkey
Miss Brown  also wishes   to
thank all those who kindly donated flowers and reading matter
during the year.    Mr. T. D. Mc
Lean being especially thoughtful
in supplying monthly magazines.
A word of thanks is also due to
all those who contributed to the
Hospital Auxiliary Fund.
Joseph Walker left for Nanaimo
on Thursday morning,
Harry Devlin, inspector of
mines, is here on his usual tour
of inspection.
Dr. D.E. Kerr dentist will be
in Cumberland, Wed. Jan. 14th
and following days.
J. H. Sutherland, manager of
the Big Store, left on Tuesday
morning for Victoria.
Edward C. Emde. the ' Ford
sales agent, left on Tuseday for
The Crown Theatre will open
a moving picture show at Bevan
on Monday evening next.
Mayor Baxter was re-elected
Mayor of Vancouver on Thursday
by a majority of 1842 over ex-
mayor Taylor.
M. Manson, M.P.P., arrived
here on Friday. He is looking up
the requirements of this portion
of the Comox district and will
leave shortly to attend his legislative duties at Victoria.
Two boys appeared in the city
police court on Monday, charged
with stealing a cow hide from
the premises of A.G.' Slaughter.
The boys pleaded guilty and were
fined $10 and costs or 30 days.
John Spencer the fish monger
was charged with receiving a
cow hide knowing it to have been
stolen. He was found guilty and
fined *50 and costs, in default
four months.
S.M. Grant, who is in charge
of the provincial police in this
district, left for Nanaimo on
Thursday morning to attend the
trial of Pitchford and Deconick,
two friends of the U.M.W. of A.
charged with stealing $35 from
Steve Miller.
On Tuesday evening District
Deputy Bros. It. H. Robertson,
assisted by Bro. John Struthers
acting as Grand Prelate, and Bro.
James Walker acting as Grand
Master at Arms, installed the
officers of Benevolence Lodge
No. 14 K. of P.
John H. Piket, an old timer in
this district, died on the evening
of January 4th, after a few days
illness. The deceased gentleman
was in his 59th year. The funeral took place an Wednesday,
Rev. Franklin-Watson officiating,
W.T, White, manager of the
Canadian Hank of Commerce,
left on Tuesday's train for Toron
to. Mr. White is the fortunate,
recipient of an invitation to
attend the banks annual meeting to be held at Toronto on the
13th inst. and he will he away
between two and three weeks.
The Choral Society are a', work
again after the holidays under
the leadership of Mr. Searle. and
some good material is being
worked up which will be worth
hearing at their concert. The
conductor wishes members to
note that practices commence
sharp at eight, an early start is
desirous in order to get through
the work nn hand.
Mr. Peter Acton and hit Son
Secure Pre-emptions on
Hornby Island.
Nanaimo Herald of the Cth
says:— '     \
During the pjyst fiv« days
Nanaimo' has -^ltness-eti on a
small scale th^excitement attendant upon the throwing open to
Settlemeni of rich agricultural
areas. It is a common occurence
for hundreds and even thousands
of persons to stand in line for
days and sometimes weeks awaiting an opportunity to file on land
the moment the recorder's office
opened on the dale set for such
Some time ago the department
of lands announced that some
212 acres of land on Hornby
Island would he thrown open for
pre-emption at the office of the
government agent at Nanaimo on
Monday, January 5th,
When Government Agent Gee.
Thompson opened his office yesterday morning a number of men
were in line vying with each
other in being one of the threo
persons luckily enough lo secine
one of the three parcels of land
open for pre-emption. Some of
these men had been in lino on
the steps outside the Court House
since Tuesday of last week, being
provided with reliefs during tho
night and day. New Year's Eve
found no less than 12 men in line
the number being added to daily
since that time so that when the
government agent opened his
doors yesterday a seething mass
of eager expectant humanity met
him and each demanded his respective claim be acknowledged,
when the work of filing had been
finally accomplished, it was
learned that two of the parcels of
land were secured by Mr. Peter
Acton and son of Cumberland,
formerly of Nanaimo, the third
tract being secured by Mr. Sid
Slater, of VJctoria.
The residents of Bevan were
awakened at midnight Tuesday
by a dreadful nickel of guns,
fireworks etc. When the noise
hail somewhat subsided and enquiries were made, we found it
was just a (|uiet way of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Keher (nee
ileyman) who have come to reside
Mrs. Murphy, teacher of elocution and dramatic art, individual
or cla-s tuition.
Dr. Montgomery is now residing here, and can be found at the
Bevan Hotel.
Don't forget the basket social
on Friday, the 16th inst. Ladies
are expected to bring basket*
containing supper for two. Mr.
and Mrs, Murphy are giving a
prize for the prettiest basket.
Dancing 8-30 till 2 a.m. Train
will leave Cumberland about 8
p.m. foi the convenience of those
wishing to attend. Good floor,
good music and a dandy time.
Mrs. Murphy announces the
first meeting of the dramatic
class for Thursday evening. THF. TST,AVTYF,*R. r.TTM-BERLAND. B.C^
..ii will find relief in Zam-Bi*!
It eases the burning, stinging
< pain, stops
and brings
ease. Perseverance, wile 2am-
i Buk, means cure. TOynBtprwe
DruocrL.1* and "    "
I Wart, Lock ■* Co., IalmlUd. We
don, Melbourne antl Toronto
I can't loll you,
Sir George, It's yonr duty to tell
me.     Supposing you'd written this to
me—well, 1 should ,.avo shrugged uiy
shoulders, I should have felt a llttlo
sorr\  and vcr.   very   bltto     and   I
should have just obeyed Instructions.
Hut since I've seen you—well, 1 have
seen a man.    You're young, the best
part of your life Uer, beforo you. Von
irre strong, mentally and physically, a
llttlo weak perhaps but not a coward.
The past may bo full of mistakes, but
believe me, they can bo retrieved. Let
mo take  tho place  of your father—
your mother 1 loved them both, but
especially the dear gentle woman who
bore you      For her sake, conlldo In
me— everything —   Sir   George.      1
know there's some secret you are hid-
tug away, somo great   trouble,   hut
with my experience 1 know I can help
lletherington dared not look at
Formby; he felt at any moment he
might break down. That reference to
his mother stirred him strangely—
perhaps becauso of his utter loneliness
Sir George, every one always pays
sooner or later for the sins and follies
of the past, Youth always runs up
debts which can't bo settled ln cash.
Bra." men pay— sometimes with
sweat and agony and tears—aye, sometimes, with tacir lives. . Pay your
de'ds, whatever they aro and start
afresh, You won't find It difficult be-
rauso as I said you arc bravo—and
you aro young.
lletherington took up his hat and
stick and held out bis hand. 1 think I
have paid, ho said hoarsely, though
perhaps not In full. 1 nm afraid I
iran't discuss business now. I want to
settle two thirds ot my income on my
wife tor the remainder of hor life and
1 want you to settle any pecuniary
debts 1 may havo. As to Cranby Hall
—you shall hear from mo later. 1
shah probably go down there to-morrow to say good-byo to Cranby Hall,
of course. For haps we shan't meet
Formby seized lie hand in a grip of
iron.     Sir George!
1 am going to think over what you
havo jest said about paying for the
past and it all depeuds on a woman—
not my wife, lie felt tho lawyer's
bauds grow suddenly limp. (Jood-byo,
and God biess you for what you have
lie would havo torn himself away
but Formby stopped him Ills voice
was calm and busi. ess-llko again. Vou
arc a married man, Sir George; do
you st ill persist in refusing to make a
Hethcrington turned at that—ub.
draw me rrp . will, liy all means and
send it nr with tire uthor papers to
Cranby Hall, as soon as possible,
Formby. For If I make up niy mind
to pay in full there must be no delay,
The door closed and he waa gone.
Uethcrlnfitou n*r...,*.*. ,., nr..* Cftfi-
ton Hotel.
Aa soon as lie found himself with
uothlng to do, reaction act In. He
bad tUougut he had suffered during
the day, feelings alternatively despair,
shame ona fear; but tlu real trial of
his strength commenced now. He
had come to a momentous decision
within twenty-four hours, lt had
been forced upon him. tie hadn't had
time to work things out with himself,
to weigh each problem which faced
htm in the balance. Thought had been
practically Impossible; only time for
action, but once he was aione, thought
6tormcd upon him shaking the foundations ot his resolutions.
He dared not rest or keep still. He
was afraid ot the crowd yet In the
solitude of his room at the hotel, absolute terror threatened him.
So at seven o'clock he found himself
sitting Iu tho lounge* watrhing the ear-
ly arrivals .\>r dlnnc. Ho felt rather
like a shipwrecked sailor on a desert
Island wailing and watching for the
passing of a friendly ship to roscuc
blm. Ships ot all kinds, both strong
and frail, hitman harks, passed before
him; but not ono to rescue him.
Presently a man sat down by Ileth-
erlngton's Bide. lie noticed blm becauso he was a little out of tho ordinary, unlike' tho well-dressed spick and
rpan Englishman who filed the
lounge. lie. too looked a wanderer,
a man who if not in love with life, was
obviously Keenly Interested In It Piercing light bli cyea were tho most
prominent features of his face; his rather prominent i.ose suggested suspicion; his mouth tenacity, perhaps cruelty; his hands and feet were long and
narrow, He was smoking a torpedo-
shaped black cigar.
Queer crowd! be ejaculated, suddenly turning to Hetherlngton, In suite
of their clothes, their diamonds, they
look as if they were going to a funeral rather than a feast.
Oh,     I   suppose   they   aro   happy
Laxatives     ,
'accomplish their purpose
. with maximum efficiency
I and minimum discomfort.
Increasing  doses  are not
tee. a box at  your
' k Druggist's. 174 ,
. HatlonalDmwiiClumttal
M a certain -nootlng In an ont-of-the
way town tiro only attendants wero
ouo little chairman and a citizen of
largo atature. Tho chairman had
somo resolutions to par's which began
by representing that t*hey woro presented to a large and respectable gathering of voters.
Hold on, clod the other man, we
can't pass that, for It ain't true. II
ain't a largo and respectable meeting
There's only two of ub.
You keep still, commanded tire wily
chairman; it's all right, for you aro
large end I am respectable. You Just
keep -still.
So tie resolutions were passed without further demur.
Most amusing are the slips of
tongue which so ott-m lead to embarrassing situations.
At an evening party a lady said to
nor partner; Can you tell me who is
that -accedingly plain young man sitting opposite'.
That ls my brother, was the reply.
Oh, I beg your pardon, she said, in
great confusion. 1 did not notice tho
At a certain concert a lady asked a
gentleman how i.e .iked tin. duct sho
had Just sung. You sang charming*
ly. was the reply; but why did you so-
I   suppose  tiley  ore   .u„.      ,. ^^ o£ maAe,
Hotherington replied, unui r, ^ ■yrmm  by my  i
CimoOIT in Scales. Itched Badly.
Had to Tic Hands, Little Watery
Pimples, Cuticura Soap and
Ointment Completely Cured.
,107 Davenport Bond, Toronto  0,.l.-~
.* u     cCHOnUt drat mrrrO'd wlirrn I WM ri
Imto, on my race aiid wall).  lo*om«lin
;jltc"cd very badly and I wa. obliged to
havo my hands tlod up bo as to proven"
Sung my face.  Little *m*mua
*,luipl«l ca.no on my hr.n.lH nud faro and I
v,,,.Us It can-swl my la.ro ami bands to
look badly. The eczoma took a very bad
C, appearing on my face In llttlo watery
1™; so bad thatl could hardly bear to bo
■touched. My hair bolns naturally very
El found to ho setting thinner and won-
dCTOlwhatr could cauaolt to fall out.
"My mother tried and-—  and
meat no cud of money trying to got mo bet-
Shut tt did nogood.   Atlastafrloadroc-
„un 0,de.1 Cutlcura Soar and Olril.nr*,, land
Tn other used tlicm.   Wo applied r
CJ-Ueura Ointment to my fa™, head and
,, l,„l washed With llio Cuticura Soap
Eft^JXSU*"disappear.  Before
,     T„,i,» laid ptuwrd I vas completely
S-^-EW 3* c-'""suuco Ja,lc'
MfJd?lcu»Soap and Ointment do so.much
(.ullurra aiw ,, H|.llJa,
for pimple.  I* . „    lWn .,,,,,
m£?i3? 555-* I*** a"d '^^
fal Ing ba ■". cnal cr|mi]ia| „„,, (0
fC. A.lnglo«etteoflonsulllclcnt. Cutl-
ihcm. Asuii,i°" ,,.„,. ointmcnl aro Bold
t*ura Soap and Oriticura « ,-,ir
"w. N. u* s*"0
bis voice with an effort. In a way 1
envy them. Ho Bpoko without thinking and he felt tho been blue eyes of
tho stranger fixed interrogatively upon
Say now, fancy any sane person envying that bunch! Jerkin,, his head in
the direction ot a little party making
its way to the restaurant, obviously
very rich, very bored and very dull.
No, sir, 1 guess the peoplo wo Bee
como hero for their pi -asurc, but I'll
lay a million dollars to a dead donkey.,
uhey don't And rt! Nov.- I'm hero for
my health.
You're an American? Hetherlngton
said with a Btnile He turned his
chair and regarded tno stranger more
closely. He felt there was a subtle
tone of sympathy between them and
be was grateful that some one had disturbed his train of thought. In spite
of his determination to go away into
the wilds and start life again, he bad
already begun to iind thai the task was
beyond his strength, Something in
the voice and bearing of this man revived his courage. In spite of being
no ono and possessing nothing and
finding—love, tlie greatest thing lu
life—a closed door, he felt it slill
might be possible to start all over
again—and learn how to live.
The stranger looked reflectively at
the glowing end of his cigar. No, ,
sir, I am not an American. I was born
and bred there you sec. All real
Americans are born In Scotland and
Ireland, or Italy I am a real mongrel, he added proudly. So I flatter myself I have got some Intelligence.
lletherington heard himself laugh.
I believe I am a real Englishman, so I
suppose I have no intelligence?
The American blinked his blue eyes.
One can't have everything, but I've always found nature very just. The
English ain't exactly intelligent, in
fact between ourselves, they are tho
stupidest peoplo on the face of the
whole earth. But they're bravo and
honest. Still, give me intelligence
every time, (hough it means a knife in
the small of your ' itk and a thief's
hand in yonr trouscr pocket! Drains
and caviares, sir—one in the head of
a pretty woman with a touch of devilry
and tlio oilier ou toast with a soupeou
of lemo. ■
Again lletherington laughed. Anil
then Ids thoughts Hashed suddenly to
Carmen; brains with n touch of devilry! lie was treating his wife badly;
In: ought to be by her sld< no winstend
of Bitting hero talking to this stranger,
but unless he were n greater villian
than even his reputation painted hlui,
he ought to he hy hor side now instead
c»*pt lo sny good-uyi*.
Tlio American wetn on talking after
tho habit of Amorlciis, Perhaps it's
my profession which makes mc Intolerant of Blupiady. You seo 1 spend
my life digging Into otlll r men's
minds. Now 1 wonder how you spend
Again lletherington looked at the
stranger.    I'd llko   ou to try and find
,   sir,   came   the
...j  nap.e's Silas Sal-
lh.theington tuok It
Sir, that was written by my late
husband, was the Indignant reply.
Ah, yes, I did net mean—but whs-
did you fcelect such an ass to sing with
Oh, you brute! screamed the lady.
That Ib my present hubaud.
Cot His Number
Subbubs—What kind or people are
tho Nextdorcs? j
Outaways—He's negligent and shift-1
less. The garden hose lie loana moi
is full of holes aut. he uever thinks
of fixing It.
Two colored women of Baltimore
met on the street the other day, when
tho following conversation ensued:
Why, Mrs. Botts, I ai.t't 6een you
for I don't know bow long. De last
time I <. rils at your bout dere's a
sign on lt 'For Itent.' Has you all
Yes, Mrs. Brown, we's moved. My
old man got tired living in all de noise
an' bustlo of do city an' so we goes
awa> out In de subbubs.
What direction does yo' go?
An' Jest where is yo' located?
Wc Is located lu a new neighborhood, Mrs, Brown.     It's klndn bard
to describe lt exactly, hut If 1 had a
map of do city  here I could show
yon.     We lives Jest about halt an
Inch outside do city limits.
To Know How to Cure Colic. Dls*
temper, Coldii Swellings, etc., Saves
Thousando Each Year.
Of Practical Interest to Horsemen
It Is a matter ot vital Importance
to every farmer, hoi-sn-owncr, and
stockrolsor to know exactly what to
do when one of his animals Is taken
suddenly sick.
The letter of Mr, Frank 0. Fuller-
ton, which wo print below gives information of Inesllmablo value, and
tells ot his experience n curing ailing
stock during   tho   past   thirty-eight
'Several years ago
when my horso took
colic I used to give
them Cnyenno Pepper In hot milk, but
In a few cases only
*Jld it help and be
cause 1 had no proper means at   hand
A str»et car flirt tried in every way
to attract the attention of tho pretty
young girl opposite him. Just as he
had about given up, the girl, entirely
unsconscious ot what had been going
on, happened to glance ln his direction. Tbo dirt Immediately took fresh
It's cold out today. Isn't It? ho ventured.
The girl smiled and nodded assent,
but had nothing to Bay.
My name is Specknoodle, ho volunteered.
Oh, I am so sorry, she said, sympathetically, as she left tho car.
Mr. B. C. David, of Cornwatlis, N.S.,
says "About a year ago. I waB suffering so much with a dreadful Lame
Back and Hips, that I could not stand
up straight. I w.aB Informed by a
friend about GIN PILLS. 1 got a
box. It hvlpcd mo immediately. I
have taken about twelve boxes and
the pains in my back and hips are all
gone. I cannot speak too highly of
your GIN PILLS."
GOc a box, G for $2.50. Sample frco if
you write National Drug and Chemical
Co., of Cauada. Limited, Toronto. 21-1
Mra. Newlywed—Why, yes, I will
take caro of your aog whilo you are
Mrs, Jones—Thank you so much—
and bo ireful of him, won't you?—
never give him any of your cooking
without first trying lt on "our husband.
Now, llttlo hoys, Bald a Sunday
school toad .- as she beamed at tho
littlo faces before her, what, lesson
calf we learn from tho busy bee
I know, said Tommy.
Yes, Tommy, eald the kindly faced
young woman, and what is It? r
Promptly said Tommy: Not to get I
Politics are llkt tbe weather—there
Is always someone kicking about it.
tt Isn't tlie sort of thing you do
that count so mucb as sticking to it.
And Studies at Nlfeht or. Grape Nuta
I lost several va'uable animals. Somo
one told mo of tho success Mr. Wend-
ling of Brock illo. Ont., had In his racing stables with 'Nervillae,' so I laid
in a supply. It wasn't vcr, long beforo Nerviline saved tho life of a
valunblo stallion of mine, which was
worth at leaBt Sl.OuO.OO. This
horso w. taken with colic, and would
have died had It not been for Nerviline. I havo used Nervllino for o-
ducing swellings, for taking out distemper lumps, and easing a bad cough,
and always found it workci' well. I
recommend every man who owns
horses or cattle u- keep Nerviline
on hand."
Large size bottles. BOc.; small size,
2Ec; all dealers, or The Catarrhozone
Company, Kingston, Ont., and Buffalo,
Foi Sprains and Bruises—There is
nothing better for Bprains and contusions than Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric
Oil. It will reduo the swelling that
follows a sprain, will cool tlie Inflamed
fleBh and draw the pain as if by magic. It will tako tlio acho out of a
bruise and prevent the llesh from
discoloring. It Beems ns if there
was magic In It, so speedily docs tho
Injury  disappear  under  treatment.
An Objection
A hunter more boastful than successful once Joined a bear-hunting
expedition During tho hunt, ns tills
man was resting by the aide of a reck
and talking tu anotter huntsr ho remarked:
If there's anything I dote un. it's
bear. A slice of bear-steak, nicely
dono is Just lovely.
Well, said hla companion, looking
up, I'm hanged if 'hero Isn't ono up
thero now.
Tho mar. who doted on bear looked
up, saw an lumens grh. '. stand ou
top of a rock, ga.e a jell nnd leapt!
Into tho woods and disappeared. Ills
companion soon overtook him, and ho
said to the fugitive as he came up:
Why, I thought you liked hear?
Well, I do, said th" runaway, but
that ono ain't dono   notigli.
Mlnard's   Liniment   Curee   Dandruff
Mark Twalr. in his lecturing days
reached a small eastern to- one afternoon and want before dinner to n
barber's t   be all..', ed.
You are a strangei in town sir? tlio
barber asked.
Yos. I am a stranger in town was
the reply.
Wo aro having a good lecture here,
tonight, sir, said tlio barber, r Mark
Twain lecture.     Aro  you going to
Yes, 1 think I will, aald Mr. Clem*
Have you got your tickci yet? the
barber aBkcd.
No. not jet, said tho other.
Thon Bli\Jou w''' nave ,0 stand.
Dear mo!  Mr. Clemens exclaimed
Mis. Poatar—Oh.
a thing to wear.
Mr. Pester—If thai
another hook In the
ha*, en'1
so may I hav.
From Female Ills—Restored
to Health  by Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable
Belleville, N.S.,Canada.- "I doctored
for ten years for female troubles and
did not get well. I read in the paper
nbout Lydia K. Finkhnm's Vegetable
Compound and decided to try it. 1 writo
now to tell you that I am cured. You
can publish my letter as a testimonial."
- Mrs. SuviilNE Babine, Belleville,
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Another Woman HeooverS,
Auburn,  N. Y.—"1  suffered from
nervousness for ten years, and hail such
organic pains that sometimes 1 would lie
in bed four days at a time, could not eat
or sleep and did not want anyone to talk
to mc or bother me at all.   Sometimes
1 would suiter for seven hours at a time.
Different doctors did the best they could^
for me until four months ago I began
giving Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetabio
Dear moi   mi. w~™-r .--t-r-    .   . Compound a trial and now I am in good
1   ff-SL? i w tta   man Twa „! health."-Mrs. William H. G.ll.No. 15
lecture Pleasant Street, Auburn, New York.
  The above are only two of the thou-
children   nound   and ; snrida of grateful letters which are con-
--—ai.. Koinff rncim-ed bv the Pinkham
To uavo *...„         ..        mdi-taniisoign.,*-,,,, ,*,......    .      .
healthy Is the fli it care ot a mother.; stantly being received by the Pinkham
■ v_ ,..„i,k„ if troubled i Medicine Company of Lynn, Mass.,
which show clearly what great things
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound does for those who suffer from
woman's ills.
It you want ape-
To havo the
y is the mat ...a.,, „ _..
The cannot be healthy if troubled
with worms. Use Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.
Yes, remarked Jenkins. I gave it
to him Btraiglit, I ean tell you: told. ,.     _ n
him Just exactly what I thought of „j,,i advice wrlU to
him—and a bit more, p srhapa. Bigger \^g\a u  Piakhum
than  me? ho  continued,  noting the Mcd|c|™Co,(co..fl.
look of interrogatiot* on tlobson's face, ■i«1,.i1i\i „-».,,
yes, I should t ink   i was; and he's S.6*1'Vi-^Sn!
got a temper like a- I,?„li l„.^ . S
I know he has, said Bobson.   And 0',c'lel,• J0*4 »nd
—     nv„„ „,„„„ answered by a wo-
When a man tolls a young widow
he is striving to be a better man she
knows it s but tho prelude te a proposal.
Mlnard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen, — I havo used MINARD'S LINIMENT on my vessel and
in my family for years, and for the
every day Ills and accident- o." life I
consider it has no equal.
1 would not stai   on a voyage without out, If It cost a dollar % bottle.
Schr. "Storkc," St. Andre,   Kamour*
I    KnOW    UO    ua.'.    ~	
that's what puzzles me.     D'you mean I ■*"*•"'«—■. ~, - ...
• • *i._.._ „„ (•„,, vfm nn(j | man ana neld ln
Bobby has Just returned from his
first Christmas party and mamma,
who has a visitor Is vory proud.
Well Bobby, bos. did you havo a
good timo, asks mama.
Uh, huh, mutters Bobby.
And now tell mamma and her friend
what you did at the party.
Frowd up.
that's what puzzles me.     u juia ,...„..   ......
to say he dldu't try to go for you and ; ■»■ »M **la "
hurt you? •trlct •MnBdenee.
Jenkins ehruggged his Bhouldera.   , —————
Really I can't tell /ou, ho replied.
You see. when I had finished all I had
to say I Just bung up tho telephone
receiver and walked away.
They had been making liny while
the eun shone tnd when they had
finished a high haystack the farmer's
boy shouted from the -op: Say, mister, how am I goin   to get down.
The farmer considered tho problem
and finally solvct. lt.
Oh, Jest shut yer eyes an' walk
round a bit.
Tho wheel of pleaav.ro coesn't always run on   he Bquaro.
Most of our pleasures como under
tho head of Iralnlos-B activities.
Making Hlrii Work
Policeman—Can't you  walk?
Inebriate—Slrertalnly.  but you  aro
paid a shalary   for  — hie— dragging
*,    NONE-SO-'ilASY.-
At your   sorv!
prompt reply.   My
uzo; my card,
and looked at it.
You're n private detective, Mr. Sa-
I uzo?
The American gave a shrug. Privata
detectives ure out of date; I am a con-
lidentinl Inquiry agent. 1 started tho
game to make money, but it became
a hobby, I might say an art with me.
It's a great game, sir.
Spying on other people? lletherington asked thoughtfully.
I'iO bt Continued
Some of the world'r, great men have
worked during tho day and studied
evenings to tit them r. cs for greater
things. Uut It requires a good constitution generally to do Mi:;.
A man was able to keep ,  up with
, ease after ho had  learned tlie bus*
j mining power ot Grape-Nuts, although
ho  had  failed  ln   health   I or
changed his lood Bupply.    He says:
Threo years ago I had a severe attack of stomach troabl. which left
mo unable to cat anything but bread
and water.
The nervous strain at my ollice
from 0 a.m. to C pm, and improper
foods caused my health to fail rapidly. Cereal and so-called 'Foods' were
tried without benefit until 1 Baw
Grape-Nuts mentioned tn the paper.
"In hopeless desperation 1 tried this
food and at   once   gained   strength.
A rather vulgar foreign personage,
only a tew months a marquis, managed to get hiuurlf Invited to i
Court ball. The new-fledged marquis
could not contain himself for Joy and
exhaled proud satisfaction at every I
pore. |
Glincing around thn room hel
chanced to spy the tall, angula.- figure
of an elderly matron, with pressed I
lips, bs though afraid of wasting her
breath, and as lean as a lath. She
was taking the arm of a young gentleman.
Who Is that nanny-goat? said the
noblo lord to * gentleman standing
beside him.
With  a  knowing  smile came  the
That nanny-goat Is the Duchess of
the mother of the kid who Is
giving her his arm, nnd tho wife of
tho old buck who has the honor of
speaking with your Excellency.
To keep tho baby healthy his little
stomach  should  bo  kep:  sweet  und
Ids bowels  work.n    regularly.  Ninetieths of llio ninladles which affli'
little ones are causcf  by somo derangement of tlie stomach or bowels.
Baby's Own  I'tahlets aro   the   ideal
medlclno for littlo ones.   They sveet-
on the stomach; regulate the towels;
hroak up colds; make toothing easy;
dispel  womiR und  euro  constipation
and Indigestion. Concerning them Mrfl.
18. Shannon, I'rney,   N.B.,   says:   "I
I havo  used  Baby's  Own  Tablets for
I my two little  ones  aire, think  they
aro Juat what children need. I would
m.   bo without them."     Sold by all
medlclno dealers or by mall at 25c,
a box from Th'  Dr. WIlllataiB' Medicine Co.. Urockvllle, ont
Money would last a great dea longer If It was as dlfllcult to spend as it
is to acquire
Tho Irishman was relating to somo
friends in Glasgow how ono night on
retiring to bed ho fancied he saw a
ghost, and havlr-g a revolver handy
fired at it. Next morning he examined tho object ho had shot and discovered'it to bo hla shirt.
What did you do tlio ? exclaimed
one of the company.
Ikdiiil I Junt thanked Ilenvcn I
wasn't Inside oV lt, replied Put.
It. waR at a reception and the lady
who had been reading up on health
culture mistook Lawyer Williams for
Ills brother, tho   loctor.
Is It butler, she asked confldenllally
to Ho on tho right Bide or Ibe left
Madame, replied the lawyer, If one
Is on the right sido It often lou't necessary to lie ut all.
•Being an optimist would ho alt
right it thero waB a salary to It.
Peoplo who aro the limit aro usually out of reach of reason.
gainea   strenBiu,      -■••"» ---- ,..„„,.
I am now able to  marked the .friend.
Lear is a great character, re-
Not ans more, replied Tommy; I
ustor when 1 slept ln a folding bed.
Finding a lady reading Twelfth
Night, a facetious doctor asked:
When Shakespeare wrote . about
I'nlience on a monument d.d he mean
doctors' patients?
No, said lire lady. You will nnd
them under the monument, not on
A Real Skeleton
Did sorr hoar that the Browns hnve
a skeleton in tlie family?
No, Tell nre about it,
lis ihe poor cat they forgot all
about when ther went awns' for the
srrinin. r,
fl"e"sh and appetite.    • %"n0™^d11 "^answered the   actor.   I   sup
work all day at the office and stud/ |_^;.nu TomQmhC!: my pel
»t night  without the nervous exhaust
fr   that'was   usual   before   1   tried
' Name given by   Canadian   Postum
f0    Windsor. Ont.   Bear. "The Ron
n"" Wellville,"   in   ate*   "There a  a
HPEver"'.ad the above letter/   A new
.*»«*.«« from time to time. They
Tt g.PnP"nre, tr°ul and full .f human
Yes,  answereu  tu-
pose you remember my performance
last seasonl
No.  I must confess I have never
seen yon in the pait
Indeed! was tho rejoinder in a tone i
of gentle surprise. Then how on
earth did you know it was a great,
An Irishman and a Frenchman wore
disputing  over  tho   nationality  of  :.
1 friend   of   theirs.      I   say,   said  th
Frenchman,    that    ho was  born  ir
I France, then lore lie is a Frenchman
N rrt all, said Pat. Begorra, Ifi
a eat should have kittens in the oven |
* woo -nil them biscuits'
I Motors
  The women who have used
lufAT^Rnnon    Dr- Pierce's Favorite
jnOTb&KIIUlD    prescription will tell you
!■■    that it freed them from pain-
helped them over painful periods in
their life—and saved them many a day
of anguish and misery.  This tonic, in
liquid form, was devised over 40 yean
ago for the womanly system, by R.V.
Pierce, M. D., and has been sold ever
since by dealers in medicine to the
benefit of many thousand women.
Now—tf you prefer—you can obtain Dr.
Pierce'* Favorite Prescription tablet* at
your druggist at $1 par box, also In 50e
tizeerticnd BO i* * cent .*.'--'o.*'.<r  to Dr.
IV. Pierce, BulTol ' Nye,
Atsltl Nature
note and then,
vritl. a gentle
cathartic Dr.
iHerce'e Pleat'
i, rind invigorate liver and
t-M'cls. Be sure
i;,-K get to'tat
yov. oek for. 6
Rifles For All Kinds of Hunting.
Winchester rifles are not tha choice ol any one special elan, bnt ef ell
Intelligent sportsmen who go to the wood*, the plains, er the mountain*
ln quest of game. They ere designed to handle all calibers snd types of
cartridges, to meet the requirements of sll kinds of shooting, snd can alwsye
be counted on to shoot wbere tbey are pointed when the trigger is polled.
Winchester rifles snd Winchester cartridges are msde for one another.
IREE:   Send name and address on a postal card for oar Urgs Illustrated catalog**.
at the
There are other Liberal Prizes offered.—Entries close NOV. 25, 1913
For all Information  addrosi C. F. TOPPING, Secretary,
Union Stock Yards, Toronto
Robert Miller  J. H. Aahcraft, Jr.,   X W. Whcaton   Martin Gardhouse
Dally Market Letter and Sample drain Bags.
Send us your name and address and we will
put you on our malHnu Hat—It's free.   Let us
keep you posted on market prices for grain.
Personal attention given to selling and grading- of all
cars.    Our Car Tracing and Claim Departments work In oitr
clients' Interests, tv'e havo every facility for prompt service snd
we get best re3ult3 for shippers.
Send to-duy for a supply of sample bars and deal with
nrm whose business1 Iran been built un by satisfied customers,
Paid-up Capital. $150,000
iteferenccs,    sny    Bank
CommcrcUU Agency,
Can always make sure cf Betting the highest    "rices   for    WHEAT,   0AT8,
BARLEY antl FLAX, Dy shipping their car   loin to   FORT   WILLIAM   AND
PORT ARTHUR .ind having thorn sold on or* -mission by
la fully mittnlalned in tho magnificent now (1M3) one class cabin (II)
twin screw steam era "Andanln" and "Alaunia."
Louniro, Gymnasium, Drawing-room, Smoking-room* Open .ind Covered
Promenades. Spacious Slatcroonis, Orchestra.
Liverpool. New (1913) S.S. "Alaunia" earryl.io one class cabin (II) and
third diss only.   Early application for reservation Is recommended.
For particulars of sailings und services from Montreal, Portland* Boston
and Kew Tori* apply (o Local Agents, or
THE CUNARD STEAMSHIP CO., LTO., 304 Main Street, Winnipeg.
Montreal Liverpool   Service            Montreal Havre-London   Service
Corslenn    ■*  Nov. 2,1th    Sicilian  , .Nor. 23rd
Reduced Rales Effective
Halifax-Liverpool  Service
Virginian  ""><*•<•*•   *>'**■
[i  Victorian   Deo. 20th
St. John-Liverpool Service
Tunisian    Oec. loth
Reserve  Berths   Eariv
For ratOJ, reservation of berths, etc., apply any railway agent, or
W.  R. ALLAN,  General Western Agent, Winnipeg.
November 7t,
PortlandGlar-Bow Service
Scandinavian Deo. 4tb
Ionian  Dec. 13th
Boston-Glasgow Service  via   Hall-
Hoaporlan ..*   Doc. nth
Tame Turkey
al gentleman who waa buying a
tralsry from old Uncle Ephralm asked blm, la making the purc-haas, If
Is waa a tame turkey.
Oh, yala, air; lt'la'a tame turkey
an right.
Now, Ephralm, are you sure lt la a
tame turkey.
Oh, yala. sir; dcro Isno sort of
doubt about that lt'a a tamo turkey
all right.
lie consequently bought the turkey,
and a day or two later when eating lt
ha came serosa ueveral shut Larer
on when he met old Ephralm on the
street he said: Well Bahrain), you
told me that waa a tame turkey but
I found some shot In It when I waa
eating lt
Oh, dat war a tame turkey r.II right,
waa Uncle Eporalm's reiterate!
rejoinder. bn. de fact Is thla, boss,
I'M gwlne to .*-ll yor fn confidence
dat dem 'ere shot was intended for me.
Tlie Irishman had had a serious accident and had bi-rn hustled OS to
the hospital to bo operated upon. As
ire lay upon the bod ho beckoned to
the nurse and said weakly:
I'll not be operated upon by that
doctor.     Ye must find another one.
Whyf remonstrated the nurse. Ho
Is one of tbe cleverest surgeons living.
Maybe, was the reply, but he has an
unlucky narao I heard tliera eay hla
name waa Doohter Kilpatrick and yo
see me name is Patrick.
The body Is like a furnace, and the
food is burned or oxidized Just as
coal is burned in a stove. When too
largo an amount of food is taken or
tho digestive system is deranged, the
food fermenti and forms poisonous
gases and v/asje -mlrstanco which
cause pains and aches, rheumatism
a: i serious disease
■Bilious attacks, headaches, liver disorders and kidney diseases lrave their
beginnings in overeating or tha use
of foods which disagree. To prevent
serious disease It Is absolutely essential that the liyer, kidneys and bowels be kepi regular and active by nco
of such treatment a- Dr. Cliaso's Kldney-Llver Pills.
On account of artificial foods and
modern methods of life, almost everybody finds it necessary lo use medicine in order to keep llier i organs in
activo working condition. Dr. Cliaso's
Kldney-Llver Pills aro most satisfactory, because you can depend on thorn
to produce the desired effects.
The elocution teacher was Instructing a scholar who had Insisted upon
learning a Ions and rather prosy piece.
Whin you have finished tlio rocita*
tlon, said the teacher, bow gracefully
and leave the platform on tiptoe.
On tiptoe? ;.sked the scholar.
Yes, answered tlio teachor, so as
not to wake Uro audience.
Mlnard's Liniments Cures Burns, Eto.
Four Balls
Tho Professor—In this ease of gunshot wound tbo ball has struck tho
patient ln the—
Tho Absent .Minded Student—Give
Mm his bade.
Drives Asthma Beforo It. The
smoke or vapor from Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy gives asthma
no chance in liuger. It eradicates
the cause. Our experience with the
relief-giving remedy shows how actual
and positive is (ho succor it givos. It
Is ilia result of long sludy and experiment aud was not submitted to
tho publio until Its makers know it
would do ils work well.
Pa, said little Tommy, you know
Jim and Horace? Well, pa, Jim and
Horace sny their prayers every night
and a.ak Uod lo mako 'em good hoys.
How nice, said the father. How
\ory nice.
Hut lie ain't done it yet, pa, tho
littlo urchin added.
Tho best brand of . elision is the
kind a man uses ln his business.
rl'r.ele -Yes: onco I was talto.i prls-
(rr.i* by brigands, r.nd limy i"oh away
!, my jlol.lios.
.Vrpiien—Dliln'i yon feel cold with-
t any clothes?
.Uncle—No.    You fee Ihey kept mo
cored with their rilles.
Another Bad Break
Itlgh Brow—I hold lhat all motor-
jr should he compelled to wear niuf-
I ifrs. I.   R.   N.   Steel—Compulsion
Ijuld not be necessary, particularly
l"^'ng tlio cold season.
Rubbers and
Over-Sloe kings In One.
Rather Hard
flasplt -Yes, I am a self made man.
OynlOUB—Well, I must say you are
entitled to a great deal of credit for
your charitable act.
Oaapit—What charitable act?
CyniOllS -Rellovini,' Heaven of the
W. N, U. 978
Mrs. Nerved—I am in an awful fix,
Mrs. Eaglebenk—What Is tho matter?
Mrs, Newed—I wont through
George's pockota last night to hunt
for change, as yo-.i advised mo t.
nud I found somo loiters which I gave
him to post last week, and now I don't
dare scold him about the letters.
Husband—Perhaps you think I am
a dead tne?
Wife—Oh, no—you are as dead as
two ordinary dead ones!
Yonr legal department must he very
.Yes, sighed tho eminent trust magnate, it is.
Still, I suppose you have to main-
Iain it'.'
Well. I don't know. Soinetimes I
think it would ho cheaper to obey tho
A girl Isn't always what sire paints
Toasted to a
Golden Brown!
Sounds ''smacking good*
doesn't it?
Tender, thin bits of the best
parts of Indian Corn, perfectly
cooked at tlie factory, and
ready to eat direct from the
package — fresh, crisp and
There's a delicate sweetness about "Toasties" that
make them the favorite flaked
cereal at thousands of breakfast tables daily.
Post Toasties with cream
and a sprinkling of sugar-
' Easy to serve
Sold by Grocers everywhere
Canadian Postum Cereal Company
Lid., Windsor, Ont. '
Flgurea Relating to Minnesota Elevators Show Not. Three and Four
Sold at No. One
Minneapolis, Minn.—The terminal
elovatora ln Minnesota galled more
than Ave million bushels of No. one
Northern wheat as a result of mixing
the wheat of lower grades during the ]■
crop year ending August 31. 1913, according to figures just made public
by the state railroad and warehouse
Practically all of the Inferior grades
lost ln amoun. ln the elevators as a
result of the gain mode, ln the No.
ono Northern. During the yoar tho
elevators received 17,666,059 bushels,
of No. One No/thorn. Theso same elevators shipped out 17,866,693 bushels,
and on Sept 1 still had on hand Cv
.'06,218 bushels. The total number of
bushels of No, one Northern the
elevators had and shipped out
23,172,818. The tot. average amount-
od to 6,606,757.
The grain was purchase! from tho
farmers on tlie grades that lt went
Into tho elevators and was naturally
sold for tho grade th- t It came out
Tho profit to the terminal elevarost
during Uie past year was enormous
according to thoso interested la the
grain business.
Much of the number two Nortleru
that came ln during the lost crop
yoar went to swell the No. 1 Northern
In iho elevators. While there were
11,1*18,039 bushels rocoived only 1,S2sV
650 bushels were shipped out, and
therj was on hand on Ang. 31, ir
091,021. Here then there was a
shortage of 2,091,021 bushels. This
amount had been raised to No. 1
Tho samo story lr told in the case
of No. three Northern. The total
amount received by tho elevators wag
3,288,412 bushels. By Aug. 31, a total of 3,021,901 bushels had been shipped out and there was on hand 52,.
752 bushels. Tho shortage here was
210,756 bushels, all of which had gone
to make up the higher grades.
With No. four Northern the same
proposition Is clear. Tho amount received was 15,246 and the amount
shipped out was only 3,525. There
was none on hand Aug. 31. The shortage in this grade was 11,723.
No Grade Shortage
In the No Grade classification the
shortage Is larger than in any other.
Tho total amount of No Grade wheat
received was 4,212,150. Tha amount
shipped out was 1,210,295, and the
amount on hand 282,964. The shortage was 2,718,901 bushels.
Thero was an average in the rejected class of 131,522 bushels. The
amount rocoived was 886,186, and the
amount shipped out was 912,831, and
tho amount on hand was 104,876.
Much of tlie surplus lu-re came from
the No Grade wheat, according to Inspectors in the service of the Hall-
road and Warehouse commission.
With tho publication of the figures
nn mixing for the crop year that has
just ended Minnesota nnd Dakota
farmers aro again beginning to wonder Just what thoy have gained by
the mixing right which the elevators
The figures only cover tho publl
terminal elevators. Thero aro hundreds of private elevatoi that do
oven more mixing than the publio
elevators. If the figures for all of
tho elevators in Minnesota thai mix
could be obtained, representatives of
the Railroads nnd Warehouse commissioners say, the results would be
much moro evident .
Farmers Were Anxious
Farmers who wero Interested ln tho
legislative investigations Into the
grain situation last winter havo been
anxiously awaiting tho publication of
tho results of mixing for the past crop
Tho crop was ono of the largest
ever harvested ln the northwest
Much of the wheat was -of a high
Hopresontatlves A. F. Teighon, of
Chippewa county, and C. M. Bondl.;*
on aud others, are conside-'ng somo
B'ort of legislation flint will glvo tho
frrrnier more of a sharo of the result
of tlio mixing. Representative Dend-
| ixon has been quoted as saying ho
did not bellovo that tho farmers were
gottlng their full sharo of the enormous profit.
Tlio farmers aro paid for tho wheat
at tlio grade it goes Into Llio elevators,
I lio said, when tlio question was
brought up. The elevator men aro
the only ones who gain hy tho right
to mix. Thero ought to bo somo legislation that wlll glvo tlio larraora
some benefit from tho privilege that
Is now permitted the elevator mon.
Congressman James A. Mcnahan,
just before leaving for Washington,
voiced the same sentiments. He has
heon considering for somo timo the
feasibility of making somo change in
lhe laws governing tlio mixing of
Health worth
having    ,
Mulm life -worth Brlof,    If yon
fuel run dcum, wit ha tendeno'towd
Ihroat and lune troubles rrcwine am
jrou—act quickly and wisely—taka
Tuteleu Preparation el
Cod Liver Oil
Tills 13 a perfect and pleasant eembtnatlon of t\*t
baa! Norweela.i Cod Liver Oil with Malt Extract
Cherry Bark and HypophosphlteS. It features *vsst*4
trtersle* fortifies ths system to rer.at couch* sat
colds, and Elves thai abounding vitality which makaa
one cUl to be tUva. As a food-tcnic after wutiaf
Illness, or for weak, puuy clii.dron, U has lew. *
my. equals.
Id COc. a.*iJ $1.00 fcoltles-at your DnJcsls.lLW
rlaOeaal Drag and Chemical Ce. at Cassia. Llnttc4
U3 EJi
keeps horses, cows, sheep and pigs !n such prime condV
Hon, because It is composed of the same herbs, mats',
seeds and barks that these animals cat freely when
running, wild. We grind these ten medicinal substance*
to a fine powder, mis them thoroughly and give them to yt*a*
at their best, ln International stock i'ood,
This Is why * tablespoonful of International Stock Food,
with the regular (Train feed, helps digest ion-makes sound, firm
flesh—increases Uie milk supply—and protects animals ngnlnst
disease and sickness. Sold by dealers everywhere. If you will
write and tell us how many head of stock you own, we will
forward to you free our fc.ooo. stock Book. uo
I receive highest returns when I ship te
Canada Atlantic Grain Co., Limited
Grain  Exchange      -      -      Winnipeg,  Man.
Licensed—Bonded - ■ ■ Estabibhe*:'   1910
A Canadian Knight
Distinguished Service Order
A P.4STE   I THE F FDj»LL£Y Glw.| No Dost
No Waste I Hamilton     canaoa   I No Rust
Oram Commfiilon Mirchanti winnipe,, Manifest
Vela Bill, Ladlnf raid: Fort Ar-Uur or Fort William. Notify rater Janata
Co.. Wlnnlptl.
Liberal Advance!                     Prompt Returna Bait Oraiiee
At the
Buying al lhe factory v. ill land
thu range al yout natron freight
prepaid (or $20.00 leu than
the out bell stove on lhe market You pocket the
dealer's profit—about 30 per cent, -get a beautiful tteel
ud malleable iron range built to lasl a lifetime. And what']
more you save money every month on your fuel bill.
Every Range il uncomiitionallf guaranteed.
T-v •      • T*     •   * Sold on
Dominion rnde  rz:i
Holloway'a Corn Curo
corn out by tho loots,
jirovo it.
lalcea   tlio I
Try It and I
Ross Bloclc—Wliat aro you going
(o call the new baby?
Reginald Claude, replied nlll Et Rod.
Isn't Reginald Claude a rather affected name?
Yes. I want htm togrow up to be
a fighter and I fancy lhat Reginald
Claudo will. start something every
timo ho goes to a now school.
Catching the Pose
I guess that boy, Josh o' mine will
make a re*g''ar golf player one o' these
Has he tal<en up the game!
Not yet     *Rut I have watched him
at work and I have noticed tlrat whenever ho is   specially   intc/csled   in
something he  jes'   naturally stands
If you are a live wire yourself you
are not en llalrlj-to got hurt if you
run against cine.
It'l as good as seeing
the range to read the
complete ud clear de-
acription is our book.
The book also contains a
history of cooking worth
reading. Let us send
you a copy.
Canada Malleable & Steel Range
Wt. Co., Limited, Oskawa, Oat
MallctMi I
Kiel Range Mfg.
Ci., limited Oikiwi
FlatM StaJ Br.ak.
A Good Reason
Mother—Johnny, you said you had
heen to Sunday school,
Johnny (with a far-away look) —
1'es, mamma.
Mother—Bow doer It Irftppen thai
your hands smell of fish.
Johnny—I carried homo the Sunday
school magazine, and the outside page
was all about Jonah and t.    whale.
The pen may be mightier limn the
sword, but the sword-swailowcr ca-ns
more* mnipy Lt.an tho  ,.'''
No Need to Explain
My wife lost her pursi. with (IS In
it today, sal.! a snd-looklng nru.
While going to town or coming home?
Inquired n sympathiser.
i'hln't I L**ty il had urn ■ money in
It? unstiored the sad-looUiug man and
evcryono know when she lost It.
Mlr.ard's LlniTrrt r;-;,cv:.'. Neuralgia
Why T*.*nrr.
ehoel   .c-c'-
ay your
r*u go 10 inPa isiiAA IIBM, cuiihrrrtnArnu, a.''
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Edward W, Bickii:, Editor
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expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature. The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
f\ BETTER service at less cost is tlie record established by
Hon. J. D. Reid in his two years' administration of the
Department of Customs. In two years Hon. Dr.
Reid, has opened more new custom offices than did the
Liberals in fifteen. He has in this way given greater facilities
to the people to transact business with his department.
Salaries of officials in the customs department have been
substantially increased and a better service and more contented officials secured.
While these improvements have been made in the service and salaries of the officials the cost of carrying on the
work has shown a marked decrease. In 1896, the last year
year of Conservative rule, the percentage of costs of collection
was 4.43. In 1897, under the Laurier administration, this
rose to 4.75. During the past six years the percentage of
cost of collection was :
1908 Liberal rule 3.30
1909 Liberal rule 4.15
1910 Liberal rule 3.32
1911 Liberal rule 2.98
1912 Conservative rule... 2.78
1913 Conservative rule 2.73
More custom offices, better salaries, better service and
decreased cost of collection is a record that must redound to
the credit of Hon. J. D. Reid. In two years he has proven to
be the best adminstrator of the customs department Canada
has ever had.
I have the honor to present myself as a candidate for
Mayor at the forthcoming election.
For seven years I devoted my time and energy serving
your interests as an Alderman, and assure you, that should
I be your choice as Mayor, I will devote my time and energy
in a conscientious manner for the advancement and welfare
of the Municipality.
Yours Sincerely,
Macfarlane Bros.
The Square Dealing House " <|
THIS week a Canadian Northern train leaves Toronto and
will reach Winnipeg over Canadian Northern tracks—another
band of steel connecting the East and West. Next May a
train will leave Halifax and reach Winnipeg over the Transcontinental tracks-the third band between the East and
West. By end of 1915 trains will be running from Eastern
Canada to the PacificCoast over the two new transcontinenals,
the Canadian Northern and Grand Trunk Pacific. This
marked advance in railway construction has been due to the
aggressive railway policy of the Borden government.
Completion of these transcontinentals will give a great
impetus to the government's policy of encouraging interpro-
vincial trade and keeping Canadian trade in Canadian
channels. In 1912 there was placed under operation 1,300
miles of railroad in Canada, '1 his record has been beaten
"in 1913 when 1,900 miles of new road were in operation
In all at present 6,000 miles of new road are under con
struction. The Borden government's aggressive railway
policy has established new record ! in Canadian railway con
For Ladies
& Children
A full assortment ot
The Ladies Home
Journal Patterns now
in transit.
SNEAKING at Montreal before the Dominion Commercial
Travellers' Association, Hon. W. T. White's cheerful outlook
was in striking contrast to the blue ruin predictions of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier and Co, Mr. White pointed out that Canada
lias passed through the period of depression better than any
country in the world, and that judging by a similar period
in our history, 1907-08, our powers of recuperation are so
great that the present financial stringency will only be a
memory in a few months.
Canada's Finance Minister has a faith and confidence in
the country that is appreciated by al! Canadians except out-
of-office Liberal leaders. They are and always have been a
"rule«f*hfin party." j
JF food taxes are responsible for the high cost of living,
why did the Liberal government maintain them for fifteen
years in the face of an ever increasing cost of food ?
We have also the Newest and Best in
Dark Plaids, 60c, 75c. & $1.50 yrd
Dress Serge, black with white stripe,
58 inches wide, $3 per yard \ ^■/:
Other Serges at $1 & $1.25 per yard
A Few Dress Lengths, one only of j
each pattern; Blouse Goods, assort- I
ed shades, silk stripes; Silks  and 1
Satins  in  all the  wanted shades.
♦ j
IF imp LATEST IflEjllE IT j
Call and look over our Dress Goods j;
Department and select pattern to j
suit any garment desired. f
Macfarlane Bros. Ltd.
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B.C.
Phone 10 P. 0. Box 100
The Meal Store
May the season bring to our
Patrons good cheer and. . . .
many happy joys throughout
the whole year.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
New day, new hope, new courage,
Let this be the cheerful creed.
^Uil)mc5 aft a
prosperous anb
Phone 14
ll am receiving consignments iaily of Xmas
'and New Year stock in all Iihhs which
cannot be beaten either 111 price or quality
Cumberland, B. C.
First Class in every rasptct. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Propretor
Wlii*n Iii Curalwrlfinil in.'i'ri* Ilic* Union winr llaiilmuLMai*
Ladies' nnd (!i*iii!  n'* |'V| ,: |,, T il..r»
Suirs Minlc  1. Order fr in rJ-JS t*, $38
Stylo ninl Kit, Guarantee*),
n.l-.vNINi;.  PHBSainn  AN*h ,.|.;PAii,i\(r
ntitmnuu* KWftKBffittBgmM flTf l»UKnf S, CVstBT.KUn, B. 0.
Silver Spring
You will find this refreshing
beverage, either on draft
or in bottles, at
|). piiillins |);iiii60it
Barrister, HolicitAr
A Nutury I'ulilk*
New England Hotel
JOSEPH  WALKER  Proprietor.
Lunsmuir Avenue
Thanks t'lie ninny customers of
Cumberland nnd district tin
their patronage of dry goods
during his stay at the Union
Hotel, Cumberland.
We now solicit your trying our
Mail Order Department
whenever iu need of
•» ,'
Blocks, from one acre to eight acres, $200 per acre
and upwards
Finest Homesites in Comox District
or other goods and you will
receive best values aud
good service.
Prom Jan Tst you will
have the January Sale
Prices which are an
additional advantage
to you.
-Note our only address
Seabrook Young,
623, Johnson St.,
Victoria, B. C.
Maroeehi Br
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Fall Milliner;
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Cumberland,'!''. C.
Capital Paid Up 111,560,000
Roserve Fund --..3,000,
Bumrh ffl. IHiilr
Citntbrrlonri. V. tt*.
True Marks
Copyrights Aa
Anyone .ending (i.tiftrti and ite.orlptlnn tnny
quickly aecerliklu une niunti.n free whether an
lit.entlon ll probably patentuhlo, Cimimiinlen-
rliiin.lrlolljcnnlldenlliil. HANDBOOK on I'ntentl
•ont free, tflile.t annoy tur miction*, patents
ralonta tulum tliroiiHli .Ilium & Co. rooelya
iptctal notice, without elinnto, In llio
Scientific JUncrlcan
A humUomi'ly lllitMnited worltly. I.nrifo«t rlr*.
ciilalion of any f•■lutitirttt J^un*'.,. 'lu, . •» for
C'tttitilu, >l.7S u ywir, paslaaa pujwi'l. fcolii If
all iiewKtuulera.
Branch Ofllco. m V BU WaBhtiitjKm. I). C.
Get your Cleaning,
Pressing, Repairing
and  Shoe  Shining
done by the
Next door to the Hank of Commerce.
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
terest at highest ourrent rates allowed on deposits of *1 rr nd upw
CUMBERLAND, B.C,Branch     - - -    0F3N DA
D. M. MOBRISON, Manager.
E. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
The Wise Real Estate Specialist looks
to the centre where transport ..lion
facilities abound.
5 to 20 Acre Blocks, adjoining
the townsite
$100 an Acre
Easy Terms.
No better proof that what we offer is all right than is the fact
that all tho buyer* so lar are men who have lived at Union
Bay for years, who intend making their home with a good
living in Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry.
Ring up
British Columbia In vest met    Ltd,
a,        *
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
.* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
;oo, Three hundred and
thousand and more Ford
e getting maximum service
iuin cost. No matter for
pose you want a car, you
wtong if you buy a Ford.
Six hundred dollars is lhe now price of the Ford
runabout;the tourini! car is six lifly;thc town car
nine hundred—all f.o.b. Ford. Ontario '(formerly
Walkerville postofficel.complelc wilh equipment.
Gel catalog and particulars from E. C. Emde.
sole agent ior Comox District, Cumberland, B.**-'.
m   - *      *-• tttv TclAvnvn, rTTTVTREHLAND' B.C.
Your Liver
is Clogged up
Thnt'. Why You're Tired—Oil ef
Sorts—l-iaire no Appetite.
Bilioasnei5, Indigestion, ond Sick Headache.
Sin J.I Pill, Small Due, Small Price.
Genuine must bear Signature
Asked Too Muel
Toung man, eald toe food tetter,
!n giving you mj daughter I h»Te lo>
trusted you with the dearest treaiure
of my life.
The young man waa duly Impressed*
Then, during a few momenta of Impressive silence that followed, he
heard the patter ot rain against the
window pane.
Gracious mel he ' exclaimed, lt'a
raining and I haven't an umbrella.
May I borrow your to get io the sta-
Young man, 3ald the fond parent
I wouldn't trust anybody on earth
with my umbrella.
Something  bettor  th.n   linen   tiii'I no
laundry bills.    Waali  ii  with soap and
water,   All stores or direct.   Stale stylo
ind --./,.-•     . or LTn   we will mall you.
58 "Yflear Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
M»s. Wisst.oW: 80OTHINO Sviu.'p lias hecfl
-3ic»i ir>r over SIXTH veaks by millions oi*
t\\l..\\n nil PAIN CURES WIND COLIC, and
u tnc best remedy foi DIARRIUEA, it Is ab-
*»lntrlv harmless, Be sure uod nsk ror "Mrs.
Winslow's Suoiliiug Syrup." and take ttoott:!
aiud,   Xwcuty-bvccciiuu I *-.-*.*. U*.
WANTED at once
iVi*.***...., to work for us
tn pp: * tlmo at home. l\'o experience
required with our nhw ART coloring PI". iCESS Eas. nnd fascinating
work. Qood pay. s'o cauvasg'ng, Willo
i>r Instructions (free).
1M5  College  atreet. Toronto,  Canada.
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**^T*Q**** XHE name "McClary's" guarantees -,
-TTHE name "McCIary's" guarantees     •««•.•.-.»
* the "Sask-Alta" to be a perfect cooker ff|
-jiswf        and baker as well as one of the most vlsf
■si^fjfL       durable ranges made. '0
■■»' '*>
See the "Sask-Alta" before buying:.
Book Free.    A simpll ,
llome   trealm.nl runiovcd
lump Iron, tlflalady'j breast
Old aorea, ulcere aad !
— - drowlhs cured.    Deicribe
year Irouhle ■ we will send book at.*! tcslimftniala. '
Wlit'n buying your I'ianu iir
eist on having an
Piano Action
Hfou t.ici 'm;f i-i" m>« is RUN uowh'ctr'tiut uiit bh-i»
•vrriR ln.ro KII-NKV. VI.'.I'UE*. riERVOUI DI SEAS It,
MX (sr hit Ft? CI bonk. Tint Vo'.T INS.'HL'CTIYI
f't*.F3 anJ tfl* PKUARKAHI.K CURKl IFrr.CTED W
>«'• thi reniiKlr tot roui own ailnani Don't HaiiMM,
A-lMt-UutaljPREE. No'lollowap-elrcuori, l'l LlCLMtf
.AX'riri) -    l/o   ARTISTIC
needlework at homo; mako
ree t
> iho dollars per day decor-
ir.. l
tops.   aVrmour   Art   Co..
redalbano  r.iock, Winnipeg.
Patent Vour Ideaii—No delay nntl vri
will sell if »oi' yuu If tlio Idea haa merit, S'u.I eltfcicU for (wo roport. Infor-
mntlon oil 'patents ond list nr Invention!
wnnlert mMiafl reo.V •>• a. MAC-
MURTRY &. CO., Patent Mtorneyg, 154
Bay  Street,  Toronto,  Canada.
is a
A Case That .Should  Bring Hope
to Other Sufferers
Then, ara 'any cases ot epilepsy
Incnralile so far aa present medical
knowledge extends and the sulferer
ls doomed to Ro through life a victim
to a illscaso which has stricken him
3urUlenly and without warning, und
with each ree rrring aireoU his mental
powers. Taken In tl 10, however,
many rases of epilepsy have boon
permanently cured b; r'.rr* uso of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pllla, and ln casea
where the disease has ,iot reached an
acuto form this remedy Is worth Klv*
Ing a fair trial. Among tho cures we
give tho following. Jlrs. Roboi'.
Stringer, New Ilskeard, Ont., saya:
"I havo long felt that we should wrlto
you and let you know what Dr. WU-
lirrmn' Pink Pills li-va done for our
grandson, who waB attacked with
epilepsy. The trouble seemed to come
on following an attack of whooping
cough. Ilia parents seemed to notice that 1.1a eyea seemed to bulge
out, and lhat he would ho unconscious
for a few seconds, and would go
about his play aa usual. The child
was llvo years old at thin time. The
trouble seemed to be growing more
severe and the attacks to come often-
er, and as the local doctors were not
helping him they sent blm to llie
Children's Hospital in Tor. nto. lio
remained there fur a s'rurt timo when
tho doctors saldMlls trouble was epilepsy, and they could do nothing for
him. Time went on and tho attacks
grew worse, and in tho fall of 1908
niy daughter wrote tne lhat tlio Uttlo
fellow wns gelling so hart that they
wanted to send him back to the bos*
pltal. I asked her to send him ti
mo for a time, and as one of li!
eyes had become crooked I took him
to an ocoullst, who said this trouble
eould bo cured, but It had nothing to
do with bringing on Irs other trouble.
As I knew that Dr: Willirtins' Pink
Pills were a splendid medicine I deckled to give them to lilm. in Iho hop-
that they might benoilt h!m. We
wore very careful as to diet, and as
to keeping lhe child from excltoment.
Iu about a month wo noticed that the
trouble was lessening, and at tblB
time the little fellow returned home
and his mother kept up the treatment. In a few months lip seemed
fully cured, but during tho holidays
tho trouble came back in a milder
form nnd tho Pink Pills were again
resorted to, und again ttlJ I ouble
disappeared, and although more than
a year Iras passed there ha. not since
been any tisn ol it. We feel so
deeply indebted fo what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills havo ns for him
thut we hope this plain statement of
our experience will benefit somo other
stiffen, r."
You can get Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills from any dealer in medicine cr
by mull at .10 ccnta a bore or six
boxoa for $2.50 from Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine (Jo., Drockviile, Ont.
JJeO* Kl IO« 11 Wm\ '   Jk^iiL*jL^I% Sold by good dealers everywhere.           J||
$1 London   Toronto    Montreal   Winnipeg    Vancouver    St. Join Hamilton    Calgary    Saskatoon    Edmonton il
JPPLWHS.^^  S-*.-.*-**-'*.-;,^
arc the .Standard of the
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^Write for Price Lists.
:' r Jnd Shipping Tag*
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1    ll'l   S.-iidftirl t.*.f ...|..r <:a<r.l ■>,«■
■ TheJuhuaua-IUcli-udaun Co, Unitt.d,rtMonlr«.l ,
The Winner
Undo do sin. ll boy) -When yon
nnd your brother light, who usually
The youth bad got himself Into such
a variety of scrapes that his peoplo
thought It would be better lo dispatch
him to Canada so as to get rid of blm.
Ho agreed to go, provided those Interested ln his departure secured him
some testimonials. Half-a-dozen wero
got for blm. They sang of his praises In unrestrained terms, spoko of his
geniality, of bis good address and exceptional capability, and all tho other
virtues that few men have but many
! get llio credit for.
I When the young man read the testimonials ho turned to his father ami
Well, I'm hanged! I bad no Idea
people thought so much of me. And
now I know how much ihey Hire mo
I'm Mowed if I'll go away at all.
No better protection against worms
can be got Uran Miller's Worm Powders. Tlioy consume worms ami render the stomach ruid lutostlnca untenable to them. Tbey heal tlio surfaces
that havo become  Inflamed by tlio j
  attacks of Iho parasites and servo to
Mriinmii -laddie, whnl would yon do restore Iho strength o! tho child that
if you bnd im moth r'.' r lias been undermined by the draught]
Kddlo   (promptly)—Eal   up all the1 Unit the worms havo made upon it,
pic, I and that iheir operation is altogether
Plrst Hobo   Dat millionaire works | hoallh-glvlng.
fourteen hour.*! a day!
Second Hobo—Sll -more money dan
Alaatl   $3,500,000.0*
Insurance  |1S,S0O,O0O.M
ABSOLUTE      Sacurlty
Policy   Holders
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Tor Agencies apply to Provincial OtUoei
at    Wltrnlpcs,    Edmonton.     Saskatoon,
The Jackass
During an election ln Canada a
young man shouted out. Hurrah .'or
An old man who was present, Intending to put him down, exclaimed:
Hurrah for a Jackass!
All right, said the young man, we
wont quarrel over Buch small matters.
You can hurrah for your favorite candidate and I Bhall do the same for
Tho artist';, lady friend was being
Mown round tho studio.
Oh, perfect! she exclaimed, looking
at a picture; those ostriches are olm-
pty superb. You should never paint
anything but birds.
Tha nrtlBt winced under tlie blow.
Thoso are not ostrlchei, ha Bald,
ikey are angels.
The laziest man on earth has been
found. He keeps a little boot shop
In a sleepy country town.
Tiro other day a irespective customer onterod the shop and found the lazy
man sitting on a box at tho far end.
He looked at her, yawned, and then
drawled languidly:
I can't get up to wait c you today,
t'nnie In some time when I'm standing
People who are hard to suit seldom
(Ind any one yearning for a hard Job.
brains, eh?
ti,. pills M
50e. « box or six boxes for $2.50,
•t all dealere, or The Dodds Medicine. Company, Limited, Toronto,
W  N. U. 971
When a country doctor in Maryland
I arrived at n certain patient's house
he found tlie man in a comatose condition, n jrcilinstanco that necessitated several hours of rcst.s.nllvo labor
How did this happen, demanded
the doelor when Iho trouble was over.
Did you give hlir tire powder I loft?
Yes, sir. responded the tearful wife.
As much as would go ou a dime and'
no more?
Yes sir, we done Just like you saltl,
that Is, we couldn't find no dime, so
I shoolr a nlcltol antl llvo cents out of
Ullly's bank and gave hlui Jrist what
they would carry.
The tourir-t was a sporting man.
When he alighted trom his train at a
small country station, he inquired r
the solitary porter as to a suitable
hotel. Ceiling a satisfactory reply,
he Bald:
And now, Pat, wlll you lake charge
oT my gun and my i'.og, et cetera?
Pat hesitated, ant' scratched his
head ln n purzlod manner; then ns
tho tourisl wns hurrying on lhe plat*
form he rushed forward and touched
him on tire arm. Beg pardon, yer
honor, but will that Etcetera bite, sir.
Manitoba Indiana Pass Resolution to
Guard Against Fire
Probably nowhere else ln Canada Is
there a stronger co-operative spirit
Is forest lire protection than has been
developed by the Chief Fire Hanger
ot the Dominion Government among
the rangers, India-is, trappers and
packers of th** Northern Manitoba
Fire District. The work among tbe
Indiana naa been especially beneficial,
for ln the past they were notoriously
careless, especially ln leaving camp-
lire* burning. Dut, largely owing tn
the energy and initiative ot the Chief
Ranger, tha attitude ot th Indians
has '>een changed from one of Indifference to ono of keen Interest, ao
much eo that that official wrltee; The
conservation ot the forests haa become as red-hot a tople out here
real estate ln Uie West
Recently, when treaty money waa
being paid to the Indiana at Cross
Lake a special council meeting of
troventy-flve to eighty Indians was
called, at which an animat. discus*.
Ion of forest Are protection took
place. The Chief Ranger wrltee:—
While the meeting was in progress,
the ludlan Agent aud party came, but
to the surprlso of many the meeting
held Interest till, by a standing vote
all asserted their willingness to help
lu the protection of the foresta from
Are. The chief and coinclllors wished me to convey to tht Director of
Forestry at Ottawa thlB, their resolution.
Whenever posnlble such councils
are attended by the Chief Ranger,
and all Indians promising to co-oper*-
nte with the Dominion rangers are
presented with a mcti badge of office. The most Intelligent of the In-
dlana are engaged as regular lire-
rangers by the Dominion Government
and do very conscientious work. Although the pntroi ls difficult, being
dono wholly by canoe, and tho weather Ib often inclement the eighteen
firo-rangers In this district average
about olghteon riiles a day. Including
Sundays, throughout tho summer.
During the whole season, no serious damage was done by fire although
many Incipient forest flres were extinguished, a fact that speaks well
for the efficiency of the patrol and
the value of tho co-operative Bplrlt
Inculcated In the Indiana.
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The aged motor-.an was somehow
always netting out of repair, and lt
usually indulged In a little breakdown about onco a week l.i order to
vary an otherwise monotonous existence.
Slowly ltt snorted its way Into the
broad stream of trafflo, when there
\va3 a sudden whirring of wheels, a
loud snap and the weary .nd worn
framework camo to a dead stop.
Look here, said the policeman to
the driver, this kind of thing ls occurring too often. Let's seo, what's
Ihe number?   Yes, 1588.
Go on I said the prpecoclous youth
who was In charge of the cart behind,
that ain't its number. That's the
year it was built
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Too Much of Both
What do you want' demanded Mr.
Nowlywed, as ho confronted tio
I ramp at the door of his llttlo wook-
cud cottage down ln the country.
Ilrcakfast or work?
Both, sir, tho wayfarer timidly ventured in reply.
H'm said Mr, Newlywod; nnd disappeared momentarily Into the house.
Presently ho returned, carrying a
large hunk of bread. Then cat that,
ho exclaimed savagely, and you will
have both.
Uut the tramp sadly turned away.
So too, did Mrs. Newlywod who had
overheard this little conversation. To
thim: that tho lirst fruits of her long
course ln culinary studies should be
treated ln this callous brutal way.
Tho shock was more than she could
A young and inexperienced wife
was relating to her mother the latest
exploit of her wicked husband. Why
only yesterday ho threw i cake at
me, one that I had mado myself, too.
Oh! merciful heavens, cxclalmod
the mother. Ho might h?vo killed
An Ontario Humorlsm
Have confidence ln me, -said tho
President of Mexlo*, to his friend Felix. I will not Huerta balr of your
head. All very well, replied the suspicions candidate for the Presidency,
but a man Dinz only once.
Shaw—Why did you give that dog
of yours tho name of Paradox?
Shute—For the reason that as a
pointer he Is decidedly a disappointed
Flour trial is essential but-
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Flour varies from time to
time in baking quality. This
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Therefore, if baking results are to be constantly nigh,
baking tests are essential.  It
***** |B|VlJis unreasonable to expect you
IrlJIlll^to make these tests at your
% expense.
\ So from each shipment of
I      wheat delivered at our mills
\     we take a ten pound sample.
*,    This is ground  into flour.
,  \   Bread is baked from the flour.
I If this bread is high in quality
I and large in quantity, we use
i the shipment   Otherwise we
\    By simply asking for FLOUR
bearing this name youy^an
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Even the polygot Ewlss Interpreter
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recorded ln Balnea' 'On the Track of
the Mall Coach'? Two women wanted
to send a money order to a forolgn
tradesman ln Oxford Street, Wh«t
Christian name? inquired the clerk.
Uo is a Turk and has none. We
must have a Christian name, tho dork
Insisted. Dut you can't His bill
merely says Kotzcmollon. Oh, very
well, decided the clork; that will do.
Cut his name ln two and make the
order payable to Kotze Mollcn. Solomon could not have done better.
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Tbe readers of this paper will be
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Why Teachers Look Sad
Excuse brought to a Portland teach-
: Teacher, please excuse Frankoy.
Ho fell downstairs and bumped his
nose so hard that it swelled up all
over bis face. Please do llio same
ami obllrlge his Pit.
mire nt mm. '    M.37/3.
The Horrid Thing
She   (at tho  bull  game)—Who  is
that  man  that  all  the  players  are
standing ..round arguing with?
Ho   (answering tho UOth rineslion)
-Oil, that's tlio folio",   who'a keeping
tlio score.
She—And won't he give it up?
Division of Effort
Wife—John, wo must really begin
to economize—you must cut out 110/
uor and clgcrsl
John—And what will you cut out?
Wife—Oh, I'll cu: out clipping
from the newspapers on 'bow to economize'!
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It Required Very Careful
Mark Hndson was station agent at
.Pembriton Junction. Mark was In the
freight house one morning looking over
<*%» boxes and bales scattered about
■Then be beard a wagon drive up out-
Jtte and step. A young man about
eighteen years ot ago entered and saldr
• "I've got a box out here I'd like to
■Blp to Uallowell. Vou want to be
■eighty particular about It because It
rmtuins something breakable."
"That's all very well so far as I am
fmceincd, but I can't answer for the
<fetso after Iho box leaves my keeping."
"I've marked instructions on tho lid,"
••piled the youngster. "Come out and
*fcavc n look."
Tbo agent went oul with the shipper
•nd saw n box about firo and a half
feet long, two feet wide and eighteen
-tubes high.
f "Corpse?" ho asked.
"No. but It's tho nest thing to It; It's
■ skeleton."
"A skeleton! Isn't thnt s queer thing
fbr yon to be shipping from this
jelnt?" exclaimed the agent suspl-
"Well, yes; lt would be without an
top) nation.   I saw an ad. ln a news-
{•per the other day for n skeleton. I
new Ihey had one they didn't need In
•Be nhyslelogy lecture room of onr
•oiler.'.*. I'm a Morton student, nnd I
bonght II. I've sold It to tbe advertiser
■nd live made sonic money on it—that
As. If I get It there without breaking
pny of the bones."
Merlon college was six miles dls-
tint from the Junction. There wns a
■good institution connected with It
The box was lying on 'ts bottom, and
licked to tho cover as a card on
ajrblcli were written tbe instructions:
BKrhp.blo. Keep this aide up most of
tea time. Stand on en*1 occasionally for
On one end was another card stating
tbat when tho box was stood on end
tbnt end was to be up.    In no case
Was Iho other end to be np. Hudson
looked at (he box meditatively and
Mad the directions.
"What's tbo use of being io careful
Villi a skeletonT' he asked "If It Isn't
parked properly I don't want to ship
It or if I do It must be at the owner'!
risk. If It Is packed properly It shonld
■and ordinary handling."
"I'll tell you." laid the shipper, (»-
tatnlug a faraway expression. "Thoso
tones were once the framework of a
tcatiUfii! girl."
"How do you know that?" Interrupt-
ad the ugrut
"That's the tradition In college," re-
fomed the youth. "Now. tn packing It
I couldn't divest my mind of wbat lt
tad been tn life. It seemed horrible to
•ul Ihe poor creature In cotton or ex-
relslor or anything like tbat. I couldn't
to It I've pnt her In Just as she
Would like to be put In If she were
■lire, lying peacefully upon ber back,
At when that end Is np and this on*
town she stands like a beautiful statne
••■the Venus do' Medici, for Instance."
The speaker was so affected that be
Wiped moisture from his eyes with bit
"1 don't think," snld the agent, '"'ut I
Til receipt (or the article. If 1 shonld
■sake myself responslb'e for a medical ,
Venus or anything like that snd there |
should be a breakage, wltb claims
•gainst the road for big damages. I'd .
get fired." |
There were a few moments of dellb- I
•rittlvo silence between tbe two, ifter
•hich the shipper aald i i
"I expert you're right ibont It, I
Wouldn't assume tbe risk If I wero
you. If some goloot ef a handler
■turnId stand tbe box wrong side np II
break tt* s»eietonl ****. M
waold knock •* a big trass trsta M
Tlio*. Beside*, consider what tt oae*
wa*. Bow would yoe Ilk* so bare ■
■titer of you* sent off Im ■ box and
stood wrong end"-
"Oh. give os a rest on that part ot
tbe business. I understand tkat you've
got a piece of merchandls* to be shipped at tho ordinary rates."
"Ton haven't any feeling." tke other
continued. "I can't resign all tkat re-
Bains on earth of wbat wu once a
delicate girl to such band* a* yours,
rn* going along with th* box myself;
to that I may aee lt Is bandied tenderly.   Will yon take lt oa those terms?"
"Well, yes. I don't mind tt you'll
take the responsibility."
The agent took bold of tk* bex and
was proceeding to remove It when he
discovered tbat tt weighed something
like a hundred pounds,
"That's the heaviest skeleton I ever
bandied," be remarked.
"How many have you bandied?" asked tbe shipper.
"I don't know that I ever handled
"Then how can you tell what one ot
tbem should weigh? Take hold of thai
end und I'll take this. Now abe goes."
And the box was carried Into th*
freight station and stood np on th*
tight end. Then the agent went to a
desk and, taking n blank receipt, asked
the young man his name,
"John Smith," waa the reply.
"Any middle name?"
"Whero to?"
TJallowcll was a town some twenty
miles distant.
"You don't need tbo name of the person the skeleton was wben alive, de
you?" asked Mr. Smith.
The agent turned from hla writing
and, looking tbe shipper ln the face,
"Young man, will you be offended If
I say something plain to you?"
"No; drive ou."
"You're the biggest fool that ever
came Into this station."   •
"You've hit lt tight, paid. I entered collego ten years ago, and I'm a
freshman yet I've been turned back
with nine classes. I was to have been
graduated with tbe class of '04. Now
I am at tbe foot of the class of 'H."
"Oh. give us a rest I'v* »otnetblng
to do besides chinning wltb an Idiot
There's your receipt I'll put the box
on the next train that comes along, at
12:05.   That's an hour."
"Isn't there a train before that
At this point a carriage was drive*
np to the psssenger entrance of the
station, and Dr. Bldwell, president ot
Merton college, and Dr. Arabella Cax-
ton, president of the woman'* college
of tlie same institution, alighted. Tho
agent who bad charge of botb tbe passenger and freight departments, was
proceeding to tho ticket office wben
Ur. Smith Btopped him and snld:
"Seo here, old man; don't talk nbout
thnt skeleton I'm shipping. These two
prcxys were opposed to the sale, and
they might not like to see It go."
"Ob, I mind my own business," replied the agent and went on his way,
while Mr. Smith put himself out ot
sight among the boxes ln th* freight
"Have you seen anything," Dr. Bid-
well asked tbe agent "of a young man
and a yonng girl going off on any of
the trains?"
"No; 1 haven't" was th* laconic reply-
Dr. Bldwell turned to Dr. Caxtoa
and remarked, "Do you suppose they
have gone from the upper station?''
"They msy," replied Dr. Caxton.
"When docs tbe next train pnss7"
the agent was asked.
"At 12:05."
After a consultation tb* two presidents decided that Dr. Bldwell should
go to tho upper station and Dr. Caxton
■hotild remain and watch tbe 12:05
train. Other college official* were taking caro of otber route*. Dr. Bldwell
drove off, leaving his colleague ln th*
Waiting room. When tb* 12:05 train
came along the agent wheeled Mr.
Smith's box on a truck to the bag-
Cage car, and It wns lifted Inside.
"Corpse?" asked the man on th*
"No: skeleton."
"Mighty heavy skeleton."
Meanwhile Mr. Smith, wben snre ha
was not observed, swung himself on to
the rear platform of tbo last car of the
When the train wns receding ln the
distance and President Caxton was
leaving the station Mr. Smith made bis
Way to tbe baggage car and saw that
the box rested In a comfortable position for Its contents till Uallowell
Was reached, then superintended Its
removal Into the freight bouse of thnt
station. Calling for tools, he opened
the box and banded ont aa pretty a
■tincture of bones with ipproprlato
tesh as had ever been shipped by that
or any other railroad
"Can yon direct me," he said, "to a
"Certainly," *a!d the astonished
*gent "You'll find one tight under
thnt spire yon see over tbere," pointing. "Tbe parsonage la next the
Tho girl, a student of the woman's
college of the university, clung to Mr.
Smith, whose real name was Jim Stevens, a sophomore, and the two hurried to the clergyman's house aud
were there united In the bonds of matrimony.
That ended the curriculum of troth
Mr Stevens and his wife as college
students. The affair created considerable commotion ln th* men's nnd women's colleges, and the faculties of
both Institutions seriously considered
the separation of the two on the
ground thnt they furnished ton favor-
■bl* opportunities for elopement*.
Duncan Campbell Scot;.
Pallid  saffton   glows   th*    broit.
Brimmed with diver He the ruts.
Purple the plowed bill;
Dawn a sluice with break and bubble
Bellow falls the rill;
Fall* and spreads and searches
Where, beyond the wr-d,
Start* a group of silver birches
Bursting Into blood.
Under Venus sings the vesper sparrow,
Down a path ot rosy gold
floats the slender moon:
Hinging from the rounded barrow
Rolls the robin's tune;
lighter than the robin—harki
Quivering silver-strong
Prom the Held a hidden shorelark
Shakes his sparkling song.
Now the dewy sounds begin to dwindle.
Dimmer grow the burnished rills.
Breeses creep and ha1*
Soon the guardian night shall kindle
In the violet vault,
AH the twinkling tapers,
Touched with steady gold,
Burning through the lawny vapors
Where thoy float and told.
Old Christ Church, Amlierslburg, Il
Being Restored By Rector.
One of the most Interesting of the
Journeys taken by the members of tbe
Ontario Historical Society during
tbelr recent convention at Chatham
waa the trip to Old Christ Church,
Amlierslburg. Having served as a
sanctuary for one hundred and 'our
years, this venerable brick edifice
may well be called the mother of
Episcopal Church life In the Province
of Ontario. Within the past two
years steps have been taken to restore the building and render it safe
for public worship, and under the
enthusiastic assistance of the present
rector, Rev. A. B. Famcy, tho work
baa been "well and truly" done. Built
at a time when all buildings wero the
product of men's hands alone, the
old brick church has stood remarkably well tbe strain of wind and weather tor a century. When the coll ig
waa removed during the process of
restoration, the frame of the roof,
constructed of massive, band-hewn
beams, was found to be as sound as
the day on which lt wan laced together by the builders ot a by one
time. A new celling has been put
ln, the walls hr-.ve been reglazed and
decorated with symbolic designs, and
the old worn floor has been covered
wltb a preserving element, durable
and noiseless. Tbe following extract!
from The Amherstburg Echo ot
March 8, 1912, are of Interest as relating to the proposed restoration:
"There will be about seventeen
lights hung from the celling at Intervals of about ten feet. The work on
these is being done by hand, ln keeping with the celling, and the lights
wlll bo of wrought-lron lantern design, open at the top and bottom, but
with aides of amber-colored cathedral
gloss, that wlll be restful to .o eyes
and will throw a golt-en glo.v
throughout the whole interior. Each
face of the light will he divided ln
nine squares, separated by wrought-
lron bands.
"It has been discovered that the
Inner doorway of the vestibule was
at one time the outer door It has a
very tine colonial fanlight, and the
doors are perfect specimens of stately colonial arcbltectur . It ls proposed to move them to the outer doorway, reftnlsh them, and ■, .cserve them
for another hundred years to the people of the town who have so many
memories connected with them. . .
The thought that Christ Church, Amherstburg, is tbe oldest brick structure In use ln Ontario has stimulated
the people to make lt a historic antl
memorable spot for all time to
The Preacher's Preference.
Rev. W. E. Hassard. who travels
over the Dominion continually tn the
Interests of the Bible Society, tells of
a cer* ain country congregation of the
old school, who clung to all the old
styles and systems of church worship
with persistent faithfulness. One of
their ideas was that the preacher
ahould not use notes tor his sermons.
His words ahould flow solely by Inspiration from his lips.
Consequently, there was consternation and alarm when a new preacher
came who was reported to use notes.
The rumor of this awful misconduct on his part soon spread and
threatened to become a church
Finally, one of the pillars of the
church, more courageous than the
rest, Interviewed the pastor tn order
to clear the tnat'.er up.
"Is It true, Mr. , that you use
notes?" he asked In awed tones.
"To be perf-wtly frank with you,
my dear fellow,' r\ltl the preacher,
"1 prefer tht cash." — Canadian
Sir Wilfrid's Insurance.
No one likes a good story mors
then does Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and
none can tell lt more apropos.
Recently the Liberal Cbleftatn addressed the Life Underwriters' Con-
ntlon In Ottawa, and he talked life
Insurance. "I was thirty-six years of
age before I was Insured," he declared. "And my physician said I waa
good for ten years. I have the policy, and all I have to do now to get
tho money ls to die. However, aa
proof ot my small regard for money
I have never fulfilled this requirement of the company."
How Brunswicker Tells of Weirdest
Ball Game In History.
They were sitting around the lobby
•f the Russell House ln Ottawa one
rainy evening recently discussing modern baseball and finally tho conversation drifted into the usual channel
—great baseball plays, of the brave
seasons thru aro gone.
"I guess it has been my privilege
to teo a play that has never been
i equalled ln this or any other coun-
' try," remarked the quiet-looking
; young man trom down east, "and
j lt was nol ln the big leagues that I
saw tt, either."
Hla companions grinned skeptically
at the suggestion ot a great baseball
' play down ln the Bluenose country,
: bnt the young man from down by the
* sea calmly Ut hi* clgaretto and con-
| tlnued: "For the last ten years I
I have followed baseball faithfully. 1
| havo re..cl countless stories ot great
i spectacular play*, and witnessed
' many   myself,   mostly   ln   the   big
leagues.   But It remained for a small
• country town In New Brunswick to
I stage what I honestly believe to be
j the most Intensely dramatic baseball
j episode that there ts * record of.
It wu a game between the old Chatham Stars — a fairly good scrappy
team, as teams went in country towns
ln those days—and a nine from the
University of St. Joseph at Momram-
eook, where somo really fast stars
have been developed. The game was
being played on the collego campus,
and for some reason or other the rivalry between the teams waa Intense
and bitter. Tbe championship ot
Northern New Brunswick wa* at
■take. For eight innings the Chatham
pitcher bad the collegians mystified
and scoreless. With Ute score two
to nothing against them they came to
bat ln the ninth. A puny grounder
and a foul fly to left field, and the
students saw nothing but defeat and
humiliation at tho hands of their old
rivals. O'Hara, the weakest batter
on tbe team, walked nervously to the
plate and the crowd started to leave
the little grand stand. Then something happened that made them stop
and linger. O'Hara had doubled to
right field on the flrst ball sent up
to him. Robldourx, a scrappy young
Acadian, was the next man up. Tbe
crowd was Imploring him to at least
save the team from a shut-out, but
after be had fonled for two strikes
the cheers subsided. The pitcher
grooved a speedy straight ball right
for the heart of tbe plate. Robi-
doux's bat, swung In desperation
with all bis might, met lt squarely on
the nose. The ball was seen to soar
far out over the centra fielder's head,
both runners raced madly around tha
bases, and the crowd roared Its delight. Then there was a sudden lull.
O'Hara had fallen face downwards
on third base, and remained motion-
leas. Robldoux's hit waa a sure
home run, but tf O'Hara did not move
the otber base runner, according to
the rules of the game, could not pais
him, and then the game might be
lost after all. Tke crowd groaned.
And lt waa then that the strangest
thing happened on a ball field. Rob!-
doux made straight around the bases,
reached third, picked the prostrate
O'Hara Into bis arms, and started
for the home plate. A few momenta
later, emldst mad cheers from the excited crowd, he had touched the plate
wun O'Haiu, done likewise himself,
and was carrying hia apparently unconscious comrade to the bench. Not-
wlthsta ding the violent protestations of the Chatham players, the umpire ruled that both scores would
count, and aa the score waa thus a
tie, ordered tbe teams to play on.
And now came the most dramatic
scene of all. Young O'Hara waa dead.
Awed with the announcement the
crowd stood around with bared heads,
while the village doctor worked bard
to restore, If possible, tbe young player to life. O'Hara bad sacrificed his
life that his team might win. He
had scored a run while dead, and
thus made what, to me at least, seems
to be the most .solemn, most drama-
tie, and greatest play that baseball
has ever seen."
She Saw Sir John.
It Is told of Sir John A. Macdonald that ln 1878 be was holding a
campaign rally ln the village of Oor-
rle, Ont. Of course a great crowd
waa present to hear the Conservative
leader, and whan be entered the
building there was a terrific crush
of people trying to see him. In the
throng was a woman with an infant.
She was struggling desperately to
get to the front, and in her excitement sbe cried out:
"I wlll see Sir John!"
Tbe exclamation caught his ear,
and getting a glimpse of the speaker
through the Intervening people, be
divided the crowd with his bands,
and called back In answer:
"And you shall see Sir John!"
In a moment he waa at ber side
and the pride of the mother can be
batter Imagined than described when
he seised the baby and held lt ln his
arms like a fond uncle.
It was Incidents such as these
that accounted for the tremendous
hold upon tho affections of the people possessed by Sir John A Macdonald.
Windfall For Institutions.
Benefactions totalling $140,000 In
which nearly all the Protestant and
non-sectarian hospitals, and charitable Institutions in Montreal will
benefit, are provided ln tbe will of
the late Hugh Watson, founder of the
Watson-Foster Wall Paper Mfg. Co.,
of Malsonneuvo, who dted on Sept. 20
last. Presbyterian organizations are
tbe largwt boneflrUrlj*.
Quebec Bureau's Work Willi Immigrants Is a Marvellous Sight.
"Go to Canada for two years, or
else to the penitentiary."
Not so very long ago this was quite
a common sentence for an English
judge to pass upon a criminal, but
we have changed all that now. Let
a criminal or undesirable of any class
present himself at the gateway of the
Immigration Offices down on the Embankment at Quebec—which is to all
inlcLts nnd purposes the gateway of
the New World—and Bee how quickly
he will  be marched back  on shlp-
| board,    and    deported ■ from    our
I shores.
No! Getting Into Canada la no
longer tho "easy" thing lt was, as
many aliens anxious to leave their
country for their country's good have
found to their extreme dismay. Canada has her own problems to solve.
problem* of citizenship, of naturalization, of colonising and development,
ond among these she does not propose to Include a new one of how to
pet, protect and propagate the lunatics and outlaws of other nations.
Back Uiey may go where ther caino
I from, with very short shrift.
I The Immigration question is admirably handled from this end at least,
though on other counta lt may be
open to criticism. The season of 1913
haa not yet closed, but wben lt does,
lt 1* thought that 250,000 new settlers will have passed through the
gateway at Quebec, an increase of
50,000 over last .year. Only a proportion of these stay In Canada of
course, many going on to the United
The Immigration Bureau at Quebec
1* a kingdom by itself, and like otber
kingdoms, tt bas its rulers and Its
leading personalities.   And flrst and
j foremost among these ls Mrs. Cornell, whose friends and admirers ln
> all ranks ot life must be quite ln-
, numerable by this time. Mrs. Cornell 1* the Immigration Matron, and
1 haa been for twenty-five years, and
what »be doesn't know about character and human nature and "real life"
1* not worth knowing. She is slight
and erect and energetic, with white
hair and keen blue eyes, and the
capacity of the born rnler written all
over her. You laugh and think she
la making a mistake when Bhe tells
you tbat she ls eighty-four years old,
bat *he says io, and she ought to
know. And certainly last July there
wa* a celebration and a presentation
and an address from all the staff,
and general festivity at the Immigration Bureau ln honor of Mrs. Corn-
all'* birthday--which sho said was
htr eighty-fourth.
The Superintendent of the Bureau,
Mr. Stafford Is practically the whole
department and trom bia decisions
there Is no appeal save to the Minister ot the Interior. Mr. Stafford's
father before him waa Superintendent for thirty-one years, and he hlm-
«*U ha* been there for twenty years.
Bow Potatoes Can Multiply.
A lady ln Oakvlllc bas been conducting some Interesting experiments
with potatoes. The year before last
she discovered a large potato weighing a pound, which boasted 18 good
eyes. The next winter she cut the
eyes out and planted them ln strawberry quart baskets, keeping watch
over them. In tho spring time these
were planted, being enough to mako
Ave hills, which, wben cultivated,
brought forth enough seed to plant 26
hills this spring. The 28 hills finally produced 101 potatoes, weighing
E> pounds.
House* On Stilt*.
The men who are building the tunnel through tb* Rocky Mountain* at
Selkirk, B.C., will live ln houses railed on eight-foot stilts. Th* reason Is
that ln winter th* now usually drift*
■o high as to aak* thi* elevation
A New Colonel.
Returning from a fishing trip one
recent Monday morning, Mr. U. A.
Warburton, of Y.M.C.A. fame, boarded the train by which a Salvation
Army band was returning to Toronto from a town not tar trom the city.
After a while, Mr. Warburton, who
was accompanied by Mr. J. First-
brook, was invited Into tbe coach
occupied by the band, the members
of wbtch well remembered his enthusiastic support during tbe General William Booth memorial scheme
campaign In Toronto. Mr. Warburton waa talking over the events ot
the week, when, he was suddenly
surrounded by tho bandsmen, one ot
wbom bore a red tunic and army cap
ln hla bands. "In recognition ot
your strenuous work for the Army,"
he said, "we here and now create
you honorary colonel, and present
you with this tunic and cap which
we trust you wlll count among your
many laurels."
Mr. Warburton laughed heartily,
and donned his new "robes," to the
great enjoyment ot tbe bandsmen,
who tben insisted on a "speech"
from the new "colonel." Wearing
the Army cap Mr. Warburton stood
up and told the boys what he
thought ot tbe Army, and ot his
pleaaure at being able to join in
their work, with not even a "private's" pay. But his reward, evidently, had come at iaat, and well,
be would not mind If his friends did
call him "colonel."
Social Aaavt of Good Memory.
!    "What do you do," said a woman thi
other dny. "when somebody greets yoa
cordially  and you  haven't  the  least
Idea who lt Is?"
J    "Why, I usually try to be as dlplo-
1 matic as possible and discover who it
Is I am talking to before I glvo myself
away," replied the social mentor. "Nobody  ls so  bumble minded that he
likes to be forgotten.   Every ouo of us
resents the Tact, even If lt Is only unconsciously."
"Yes, but after you have felt around
aa cautiously as possible and still frill
to get a clew, tben what do you do?"
"Well, If 1 can't get even a tag to
hang a shred of memory on 1 think the
best thing is to be frank or at least
partially frank, .'or socially absolulo
frankness degenerates sometimes into
brutality. So I usually sny somethlug
like this: '1 can't quite recall your
name, although 1 know It should be
very familiar to mo.' And thon, of
course, I get the desired Information."
] "1 think wo should train our minds
j to remember both faces nnd names
| when we aro young," said nn advising
friend. "It seems to me tho woman
who ls alwnys forgetting names and
faces Is in a way guilty of a breach of
good manners. The faculty of remembering people often makes nil tbe difference between success and failure ln
holding friends."
"I  agree with you absolutely," replied tho questioner.    "How often do
wo hear people sny: 'Oh. 1 never can
remember faces: It's no use for me to
try.   I am always offending somebody
by cutting him dead because my memory ls bo bad I didn't know him from
Adam.'   And yet these same women,
for It Is usually a woman you hear
; talking ln this way, do not seem to
realize tbat tbis sort of memory, the
lack of which tbey are deploring, ran
be and should bo cultivated.   I used to
be a great offender ln this respect once
; upon a time, when all at onco 1 began
i to realize that 1 was making myself
i unpopular by my heedlessness, so I
I look measures to correct it."
"How did you go about it?   1 hav*
often longed to cultivate a better social memory, but I didn't know quit*
I whnt to do."
I "I decided tbnt the chief reason tbat
makes most of us forget people w*
have met Is Indifference. Wo do not
poy sufficient attention to wbat we ar*
doing. Nowadays whenever 1 meet
anybody I study bis features, and in
llio course of my conversation with
him I try, if 1 can do so without making it conspicuous or sounding In any
way queer, to repeat his name several
times, and usually when 1 have done
this both face and name will return to
my memory tho next time we meet
Runaway Weddings Fewer.
The effects of the new marriage
act authorised by tbe Ontario Government during the last session are
now becoming apparent. In the
border towns, whero miniature
Gretna Greens had sprung into existence, the annual record of marriages
baa decreased by ono-third, and this
before the first year of operation has
run out. That such a decrease
abould follow Is considered aa a distinct success by the Provincial Board
of Health, Inasmuch as the abnormal
rate of license required formerly
wai known to be productive of evil
in several ways.
There have net yet appeared before tbe board any serious attempts
at evasion, although several American parties have come to inland
places with the object ot marriage in
view and presumably hoping for
more laxity farther from the border.
Mourning Etiquette.
The most frivolous and conspicuous
peoplo nro often seen clothed ln deepest habiliments of woe, whllo thoso
who really mourn may wear anything
they please, as the sorrow Is within
themselves, and Its outward nnd vlsi-
blo maulfestatlou ls ouly to defend
them from unpleasant approaches.
The "fashion" of mourning garments
has changed within the last decade so
greatly that one no longer sees heavy
veils to the hem of tho gown nor the
brond strings tied In a big bow with
tho ruche of the widow's bonnet. Only
sometimes n sad faced woman whose
heart ls with those gone before shows
plainly tbat she is really "In mourning," and tho garments of black nra
not for effect, but to prevent tbe ap-
proaet. _• «rlvollty when sho Is forced
Etiquette demands Hint this appearance should bo treated with respect,
even by tho thoughtless rind light minded, who have no reverence for anything upon, nbovc or beneath tbe earth.
Yet those who mourn In this way
should try to remember Hint there are
other peoplo in tho world ninl If Ihey
cannot control grief sbould remain nt
home. There are enough sorrow and
suffering abroad without tlio feelings
of those who arc free as far ns humans ean be free of troubio to have
' sridnerrs forced upon them.
I For n husband a widow wears crap*
n year: the second year all black without crape; after that anything "lie
pleases; for a mother, ull black for a
year, with empe for six months, and
iho same for a father; for brolber or
Bister, plain black at least Hire*
months, whlto for tho following nine,
making a yenr. as nil white without
the addition of anything black Is considered mourning.
Choosing a Preacher.
Th*y tell a little story of the can-
nlnasa of a certain Scotch Presbyter-
tan congregation in Ontario which
recently faced the problem ot choosing a new pastor.
There eame a long, thin clergyman
first. He did not mast with approval.
The iccond wa* almost a* thin.
He, too, was passed np.
The third wu a (tout man. "Let ns
take him," (aid on* wlee eld elder.
"Stoat mon are not too long-winded."
Aad they took him.
Their SOrer Jubllws
D*an Cappon ef the art* faculty
of Qoeen's Unlvorilty and Prof. Mc-
OIUlVTey of tk* chair of Gennan,
bar* Just completed 25 years' *er-
via* In that Institution. They w*r*
iMUltod vj tte Bandford Flemlaa.
Don't Insist.
"Ob, do have some more!'
"Havo you not met the host and hostess who thus Insist upon forcing you
to eat moro thnn you really want nt a
meal?" snld a mnn recently.
"Wherever I go out to dinner now-
(day* I am bothered and bsdgcrcd to
•at more than 1 want
"After almost etch course I im besought, 'Oh, do bnve some morel' ind
despite my gentle pretests more Is gen.
\ erally thrust upon ae ln the end.
|    "I am naturally net a big eater, and
I In consequence if thii 'Ob, do have
, some more' cult I im rapidly heron*,
ing faced with three alternatives:
"I most glvo up going ont to dinner
"1 must resign myself to a dyspoprl*
martyrdom In the near future.
"I must risk earning a reputation foe
tharllsbneaa or n*rbap» *v»n
'••*«« raaaMav** *> MBTlrMaAJN l)EJt,*trUMxaKMaAlv 11
The time of the year is here when you
require a good reliable overcoat. An
opportunity is here presented to you now
when you can get such an article at a great
reduction. We wish to clear out every
coat. Take your choice of any overcoat at
discount of one-third off regular prices,
Men's Raincoats
The line we carry is one of the best on the
market, and we guarantee every coat we
sell or your money back.
1   Oar stock is well assorted and you wou'd
do well to buy now.
Siffion Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone .1*
!   .
as Goods
Silk & Fancy Goods
Suitable for Presents
\ *********************************—**—
0. Sing Chong
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan
Before the Board of In vestigation.
In the Matter of Bush Creek,
Black Creek, Buttle Lake, Boot
Lake, Campbell River and Lakes,
Comox Lake, English Creek^
French Creek, Gosling Lake,
Home Lake, Indian Lake, Marble
Creek, Milstone River, Nile
Creek, Nanaimo Lake and River,
Poutledge River, Quinson River
and Lake, Oyster River, Wolf
River, and all other streams in
the Nanaimo Water District as
defined on page 6476 of the
British Columbia Gazette of the
31st July 1913.
TAKE NOTICE that each and
every person, partnership, company,  or municipality who, on
the 12th day of March 1909. had
water rights on any above mentioned   streams,   and   has   not
I already filed a statement of claim,
i is directed to forward on or be-
i fore 31st day nf December 1913.
I to the Controller of Water Rights
! at the Parliament  Buildings at
i Victoria a statement   of claim
in writing as required by section
28 of the "Water Act" as amen
ded.    Printed   forms  for such
statement (From No 50 for irrigation or Form No 51 for other
purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in
the Province.
The board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will
receive objections thereto if
filed, and will give due notice of
the time and place set for the
hearing of the claims and object*
Dated at Victoria B.C.  the 17
day of November 1913.
For the Board  of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the time
for reception of tenders for the construe*
tion of wharfs at Victoria Harbour, B. C,
is extended to Thursday, January 8, 1914.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa. December 9, 1913.
CJEALED TENDERS addressed to the
*-' undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for Public Building, Port .Alberni, B. C,"
will be received at this office until 4 p.m.
on Wednesday, 31st December, 1913, for
the construction of a public building at
Port Alberni, B. C.
Plans, specifications and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender
obtained at the office of the undersigned,
Postmasters at Port Alberni and Nanaimo,
and Mr. A. J. Chisholm, caretaker, Public
Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on the printed forms supplied, and
signed with their actual signatures, slat
ing their occupations and places of resid
ence. In the case of firms, the actual
signature, the nature of the occupation
and the place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,
payable to the order of Ihe Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten per cent. (10 p.c.) of the amount of
the tender, which will be forfeited if the
person tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so, or fail
to complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque
will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Resident Architect.
Department of Public Works Office,
Victoria, B.C., December 9th. 1913.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without
authority from the Department.
Synapsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining tights of thu Dotninioi
n MHiiitohn, Saskatchewan nu.l Alberta,
the Yukon Territory. theN"rth»e»i Tetri
t.irie-1 Hud in a portion '■! tho ['ruvmoe <»i
British Onlunibw, may bo leased for a tot in
i twutity-ntie years at ran animal rental . I
il an acre.     Not mere than 8,fiO0aereF
• ill he leased t" nlle applicant.
Application fnr a lease muat be made In
the applicant in person lo the Agon! oi-bh1<
Agent of the district in which tlio right
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must 1»
described by sections.or I.^kI subdivisions
of sections, and in   uu.uiveyed'erriton
* he tract applied for shall bo slaked out lo,
iWapp icatit himself.
K.chapplication must be accompanied
by h fee of ran wlm ii will be ref uudeo if I he
tie Ills applied foraro mil available, lull not
otherwise. A royalty shall he paid on tht
im-rchatitableoutput of the mine at tin
rale of live cents per t'li,
The person operating iho mine shall
'uruiah lhe Agent with sworn returns so
uunting for ihe full quantity of nnrch*
intableooalminid ami p.y the royaltj
hereon. If the C'i.1 mining lights an
mt ht-ing operated, inch returns shall bi
''ur« ialied at. leant utiue a yoar.
The leaiao will Include the coal minill
iglrUonly, hnt the 1 isee may In permit
*ed to purohase whatever avai ah!o am
face rigt'ts may be considered necessary
forthe workinuof lhe mineat the rale oi
■glO OOaiiace.
For full information application th luld
he made to  the Secretary of tho Depart*
■neiitof the llileiior, Ottawa,   or to   any
Agent or Sub Atr- nt ofDomitiiun LhuiIh
W. W.  CORY,
Deputy Minister of tho Interior.
N 11- Unauthorised publication of thi*
advert lsi inent will not bo [aid for.
"Coal Mines Regulation Act."
that the following constitute
the Board of Examiners for the
Cumberland Collieries during the
year 1914.:
Appointed by the Owners- John
Alternates - CharlesParnham,
Frank Jaynes.
Appointed  by   the  Lieutenant-
Governor in Council    Robert
Elected by the  Miners   - John
Alternate- Samuel Hamilton.
All persons interested may obtain full information by applying
to the Secretary of the Board,
Mr. Robert Henderson, Cumber
land, B.C.
NOTE. -Alternates act as Mem
bers of the Board in the absenct
of those regularly appointed or
elected to act thereon.
Dated the 30th day of December,
Minister of Mines.
V. L.Tway
C. H. McMillan
Tway & McMillan
Contractors & Builders
Framing of all kinds, Mill Wrighting,
Installation of Mill Machinery.
c. h. McMillan        v. l.tway
Cumberland, B.C.      Courtenay, B.C
Tenders will be received by the
undersigned not later than 4 p.m.
on the 16th day of February.
1914, for the purchase of 6S
4-5th acres, Salmon RiverValley,
more especially described as follows: Fractional south half of the
N, E. quarter of Sec. 33, Township 6, Sayward District. Several
acres cleared, also dwelling house
and barn on the land. Part cash
balance on time to suit purchaser.
Highest or any tender not
necesssarily accepted.
Official Administrator,
Cumberland, B.C.
The Islander & Family Herald $1.50
Leave your order with Teamster
Feed Store   -   -  Courtenay, B. C.
The Next and Nearest Property to the Mines,
Sawmills,   and   Absolutely   Inside   Property.
1=4 to 1=2 acre Lots, 60x80 by 120
feet deep, $150 to $225 per Lot
Easy terms,     You'll bo on Easy Street in buying these.
It's the White Man's City.     We do not sell to Asiatics.
I.(its are selln.g f.Lst, apply to A. Pail th rope, "The Store," Berwick, or
Harry Idiens
British Columbia Investments Ltd. courtenay
" The Magnet Cash Store "
Phone 31 "
Cumberland, B.C.
W.e hnve just received another car load of the celebrated
Gerhard Jlcititziiian Pianos. We can sell 3-011 a Piano
on easy monthly payments. lie hnve several extra
good second liniid |iiiiii(iH, that were taken in exchange
for new oues, at juices ranging from $100 and upwards
CA.Fletclier MusicCo
B. C.
FUN & eo.
f.iidics il* Gentlemen's Fashionable Tailors
Suits Made to Measure from $28 to $40
Cleaning',      Pressing      and     Repairing
Household Requisites
Wasliing Machine, Water Moto-; Baths, $50 reduced to $32.50
Rocking Chairs, Dining Room Chairs, Washstands
at Reduced Prices.
K. RBE   &  ©OMPftNY
Dunaniuir avenue, Cumberland, B, e.


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