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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. V.. No. 7
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
U. M. W. of A. Muster 226 Men
on First of May
It is now almost a year and
eight months since the so-called
holiday commenced in this city
by the U.M.W. of A., and yesterday brought the second May Day
celebration of that organization
in Cumberland.
It took the form of a procession
from the union headquarters,
up Penrith Avenue, along First
street, down Dunsmuir Avenue
to the City Park (which was
generously donated to the town
by the Hon. James Dunsmuir
but never intended fer the use of
such an organization). The procession was composed of a number
of small children carrying red
banners, with a sprinkling of
women and 226 men and boys,
gathered from the four corners
of the earth. Among the 226
men and boys who formed the
procession were men whose
tanned complexion reminded one
of farm workers and railroad
construction laborers rather than
coal miners. There were carpenters, bartenders, electrical
workers, men who are in the
habit of working on the government road seen in the small parade; and others, judging from the
paunch they bore resembled
brewers and distillers, and must,
at least, have consumed a great
deal of what a brewery is built to
supply. It may be said that a
great number of those who
marched in the procession never
were employees of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. at
any time and forms part of the
transient population, here to-day
and gone to-morrow, and only
remainirg in this district for the
small pittance handed out by the
U. M. W. of A. in preference to
going to work. Of what may be
termed the old hands there were
very few and could be counted
on the fingers of the two hands.
Several, who are drawing their
weekly allowance, were conspicuous by their absence from the
procession, although they were
invited to join on the line of
march. The emminent K. C. of
the pavement was there, no procession is complete without him,
he wore "silk" (rosette). James
Smith, one of whom the U.M.W.
of A. used as an excuse for calling
the holiday, headed the procession
The holiday that developed into
strike at Nanaimo a year ago has
become a farce.
At this time it may be well to
ompare the number of the present employees of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. with
the number that appeared in the
parade yesterday and sh'6w the
tremendous contrast of today
compared with that of; twenty
months ago. Yesterday, as previously mentioned, there were
226 men and boys gathered up
from the highways and byways,
many of whom know no more
about a coal mine than the red
flags the children were instructed
to carry, while some were of the
"I won't work" type.
Compare this small U.M.W. of
A. parade with the army of men
employed by the Canadian Colli*
eries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. and our
readers will be able to see where
the U. M. W. of A. stands in this
district. What they lead the outside world to believe is entirely
false. From authentic informa-
ation received there are over
twelve hundred employees in and
around the local mines of the
Canadian Collieries. While some
are employed at development
work others are digging and
assisting In producing from 2,500
tons to 3,000 tons of coal per day.
Yesterday the output of the local
mines was 2,765 tons for eight
hours hoisting, while the procession of 226 men and boys were
marching the streets of Cumberland thinking themselves secure
in the bosom of the U. M. W. of
A. organization. It is understoad
they were compelled to march and
obey the commands of the union
officials to secure the four dollars
a week—a tremendous waste of
Ottawa, April 28—Just as soon
as legislative assent has been
given to the necessary amendment to the act authorizing the
parcel post syseem a scheme of
parcel post insurance will be inaugurated.
Under the new scheme, parcels
will be insured at nominal rates
against loss or damage. The rate
of insurance will be posted at all
post offices as soon as the act has
been amended to sanction the
introduction of the branch. It is
expected that this will be in the
course of a week or so.
The various express companies
since the inauguration of the
post have been making considerable capital out of fact that parcels entrusted to the mails were
entirely at the owners' risk.
Rt. Worshipful Dist. Deputy
Grand Master Bro. John Stewart,
of St. John's Lodge No. 21,
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons,
Ladysmith B. C. paid an official
visit to Hiram Lodge No. 14, at
Courtenay, on Wednesday, the
22nd inst. and to Cumberland
Lodge No.26, Cumberland on the
23rd, inst. During his stay in this
locality. Mr. Stewart was taken
for a trip up the Courtenay Valley, and. by kind permission of
the Canadian Collieries [Dunsmuir] Ltd., was enabled to visit
the new Power House, the electrical installations at Mines Nos
7 & 8 and the new tipple at No.8.
The receipts for the Dramatic
entertainment recently held at
Bevan amounted to ¥50 and the
committee in charge handed it
over to the athletic association to
■make an additional improvement
'to the recreation grounds at that
thriving little town.
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Owner can have same by paying
expenses. Apply Mrs. Simms,
Box 353, Cumberland.
High class piano for sale-
apply Islander Office.
Masonic Order Conduct Funeral
Service -Impressive
The funeral of the late James
A. Abrams took place on Sunday
afternoon from the family residence on Maryport Avenue. -
Crowds thronged both sides of
the avenue in a downpour of rain
to pay their last respects to the
deceased gentleman. Shortly
after one in the afternoon the
appointed time for the funeral to
take place, the pall-bearers commenced to carry from the Ab-
ram's residence flowers that had
been sent from various parts of
the Island until the hearse was
covered with expensive flowers.
Next came the beautiful mahogany casket containing the remains. Slowly the sad cortege
headed by members and visitors
of the local Masonic Lodge commenced to moVe towards the
Cumberland cemetery, the place
of interment.
The Rev. B. C. Freeman
pastor of Grace Methodist church
officiated at the residence and
grave side. The following acted
as pall-bearers:—Gewg-f W.
Clinton, Dr. Geo. K. McNaughton
W. E. Lawrence, D. D. McRae,
A. R. Home and John Thomson.
The late James A. Abrams was
in his 70th year and had been a
resident of this town for 20 years
During that time occupying the
positions of city police magistrate
stipendary magistrate for the
district, judge of the small debts
court and coroner.
Mr. Abrams was a past master
of the Masonic Order and was
held in high esteem in the local
lodge of which he was an honorary member. The A, F. and A.
M. took charge of the obsequies
and brethren of this ancient order
assembled to the number of 80
from all over the district. Comox
Courtenay and Union Bay each
sending strong contingents to
attest their respect and esteem
for the deceased. R.W.D.D.G.M.
Stewart, who had been paying an
official visit to the local lodge
prior to the sudden demise of
Mr, Abrams, very courteously
delayed his departure in order to
attend the funeral and invest it
with Grand Lodge Dignity. His
impressive delivery of the beau
tifui ritual will long be remem
bered by the many who thronged
the graveside. Mr. Abrams was
also a member of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen. He
leaves to mourn his loss a wife
and a grown upfamily.
The deceased was born atNap-
anie, Lennox county, Ontario, on
the 11th of Nevember 1844. He
was the second son of Isaiah
A trams, factor of the Sir Richard
Cartwright estate. He was educated at the Napanee Academy
and after leaving school was apprenticed to Stanes, Sager and
Madden, a firm of tanners at his
native place. In 1864 he came to
i the Pacific coast by way of Pana
ma, and landed in San Francisco
after a thirty-seven days voyage.
In-1867 he came to British Columbia, landing in Victoria with
thirty-seven cents in his pocket.
In 1876 he came to Nanaimo
where he started a general store
on Commerical street. In 1878
Mr. Abrams stood as a candidnte
for the Nanaimo district for the
legislature in the interests of the
Walkem government against Mr.
D. W. Gordon, the member for
the Commons. Mr. Abrams was
elected by fifteen of a majority.
In 1882 he was urged to stand
again but refused, as he found
that his large business made too
great demands on his time to permit of his attending to public
affairs. In 1888 Mr. Abrams
sold his business in Nanaimo and
in the same year his Vancouver
partner bought out his share of the
business in Vancouver. Mr.
Abrams had thus time once more
to interest himself in politics and
during 1889 he served Nanaimo in
the city council. He refused
however to stand for the mayoralty of that city.
A memorial service for the late
Judge Abrams will be held in the
Methodist Church to - morrow
evening. It seems especially
appropriate that one who filled so
large a place in the community
for so many years should receive
this token of respect to memory,
and the public will appreciate the
the sentiment which prompts the
observance of the memorial sev-
vice. Will the friends kindly
accept this notice.
Eccles, W. Va., April 28—All
hope for the rescue alive of the
203 miners entombed b<- an explosion today in mines No. 5 and
6 of the New River Colliery Co.
here, was abandoned tonight,
Rescuers were unable to force
their way into the burning shafts.
Fifty-nine men, all burned severely, were rescued alive from
No. 6. Four bodies were recovered from the same shaft.
The disaster, the second largest
in the mining history of West
Virginia, was caused by a gas
explosion in the 600 ft. level of
mine No. 5. It was followed by a
second explosion five minutes
later, which wrecked this mine
and partially demolished No. 6,
connected in operation.
One hundred and ninety men
were at work in No. 5, and not
one of them reached the surface*
The mine immediately caught
fire and attempts at rescue work
were futile. Tonight rescue parties, driven back by the intense
heat and deadly gases, were
forced to halt their efforts to
reach the entombed men.
The dead and injured were
taken from No. 6 through one of
the four shafts of the mine not
injured by the explosion. Thirteen
men are still in No. 6.
Governor Hatfield, of West
Virginia, and high officials of the
company, together with Government and State mine experts,
are at the mines rendering all
possible assistance.
Cumberland Symphony Orchestra makes its first
The Symphony Concert, held
under the auspices of the City
Voters'League in the Cumberland
Hall last night week, was beyond
a doubt a huge success. The hall
was taxed to its utmost capacity.
Those who wore fortunate enough
to be present stated that it was
by far the best concert ever put
upon the boards of this town.
This was due in a great measure
to the Cumberland Symphony
Orchestra of thirteen instruments
recently organized by Mr. J. H.
Macmillan, and who made their
first appearance. The rendering
of the music was astonishing
even to the most critical. The
statement we published some
time ago that the Cumberland
Symphony Orchestra would be
second to none in the province
was more than justified. The
Cumberland Gleemen also assisted under the leadership of Mr.
Odgers, and Cumberland is proud
of the reputation established by
these male voices. Others who
took part in a manner that
brought forth great applause
were Miss Jenne Strang, Mr Jack
Taylor, Mr. Arthur Barr, and
Miss Louise Bickle.
The dance after the concert
was well attended and enjoyed
by all present.
J. R. Lockard left for Victoria
this morning.
The Victoria Day celebration
committee held a public meeting
in the council chambers on Saturday evening with John N. Mc
Leod, president of the sports
committee in the chair. The
secretary read the minutes of the
previous meeting which were
adopted as read.
The' chairman outlined the
object of the meeting, stating
that there was a difference of
opinion as to the day Cumberland
should celebrate. While some
favored Saturday the 23rd others
favored Monday the 25th. Several spoke on the matter when it
was decided by a unanimous^vote
to celebrate Monday the 25th."
The various committees selected
to take charge of thc sports were
as follows:—
Programme committee; John
Gillespie, chairman, J. H. McMillan, Charles Parnham, Frank
J. Dalby and Thomas Bieklo.
Ground committee: Frank J.
Dalby, chairman, Alec McKinnon
Thos. E, Banks, H. Bryan, G. N.
Bertram, John Brown, D. Marsh
Thos. Hart and Jack Taylor.
Starters:-Dr. Geo. K. Mc.
Naughton, E. T. Searle, Hugh
Thornly and M. K R. Mcfarlane.
Judges: J. D. Winningham,
John J. Weir, Thos. Spmston,
George Campbell, O. H. Fechner
and J. W. I.ooke.
On motion it was decided to
engage the West Cumberland
Conservative Band for the day
at a price to be arranged by thc
programme committee.
Several collecting committees
an1 already out for the Victoria
Day sports.
Trinidad,' Colo., April 28—
Heavy fighting at the Walsen
mine was in progress tonight.
The firing, which had been desultory during the afternoon, was
practically continuous after 5 o'
i clock. Militiamen and guards
battled with a strong force of
strikers on the "hogback" west
of Walsen camp.
Henry Floyd, a Walsenburg
blacksmith, was shot and killed
early in the night while riding a
motor cycle on the Pueblo road
near the hogback. A young
woman on the rear seat was injured when the machine plunged
to the ground.
The fighting at Water Tank
Hill, the* strategic point from
which the guards have defended
the mine since the first attack
last night, was furious. There
was a continuous rattle of rifle
fire between the guards on the
hill and the strikerson the "hog-
Boulder, Colo,, April 28-One
dead and two slightly wounded
were the known casualties in the
fighting at the Hecla mine at
Louisville, which began last night
and continued today with a brief
truce this afternoon, according
to advices received at 6 o'clock,
Peter Steinhoff, a Bulgarian,
employed at the Hecla mine, was
shot through the head early today
From 9 o'clock last night until 11
a.m. today women and many
children were within the mine
enclosure, most of them in the
mine. One woman relating her
experiences to the County Commissioners today, said that she
and her children lay on the floor
of their little home duning the
fourteen hours, not daring to
move. During a truce this afternoon all the women and children
together with the men employed
in the-mines, were removed,
leaving only the mine 'guards at
the property.
That the strikers were entrenched on every hill around the
Hecla mine prepared for a renewal of the attack, was the news
brough here late tonight by H.
M. Rim. attorney for the mine
Washington, April 28 -President Wilson extended today the
protecting arm of the Federal
Government to the state of Colorado. Torn asunder by riots and
battles between the State Malitia
mine guards and strikers, Governor Amnions found the State
Malitia unable to cope with the
situation, and asked for help.
The Colorado delegates in Congress, the mine owners and the
miners themselves joined in the
It is one of the rare occurences
in American history when the
state found itself impotent to
assert its authority, but the
President, in a telegram to the
Colorado Governor, expressly
stipulated that the Federal troops
would confine themselves to
maintaining order only,4'4Ji"*''
the state can re-assert its authority anil resume the enforcement
of law.
W. J. tioard, piano tuner of
Vancouver, arrived on Tuesday
on his regular visit to this city, THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.fc
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t Continued)
Tbe morning for the operation on
Sn* George Hetherlngton liau arrived.
The sum had uot long risen, but Cranby Hall was wide awake. Everything
ami every one was ready.
Hetherlngton wished ibe affair licpi
iiuiet and Murray had done his best
to prevent the news spreading that
there was anything wrong with the
lord and master or thc moorlands.
Hut servants are QUlOk to r.olleu uud
gossip Is fl.nl  ■ to Ily.
At flrst there were hopes of rejoicings; tho butler prognosticated deflu*
lie news uf .-.n approaelilng marriage*
But Murray':, repeated vIbIis, the arrival of lirst ono nurse then another
changed hope of rejoicing inio fear of
Murray tried to reassure llie peoplo.
A slight operation necessitated by tho
Occident which happened some time
ago.     A mere nothing.
All operations nre dangerous: this
onc might bo partV-ularly severe, but
Murray knew it was not the operation
lletherington feared, nor had he many
doubts about his buccoss surgically.
Dut would It succeed In restoring
lletberington'.i lost memory. Aud a
question of still greatcj import—If it
did what would ho remember?
Hetherington's Anal farewell was
said to Pegs the morning of Silas
Saluzo's arrival from London. Their
confession had been made and faro-
well said the previous evening, and
Peggy waited up, standing at the garden gate late Into the night lu order
to waylay the doctor and inquire tho
result of his Inte.view. And when
ahe knew that the operation bad been
really settled to take place at once,
Just as they both wished, sb? made up
her mind that she must see lilm again
—whether It wero right or whether It
were wrong.
But It was right. Her heart told her
It was right. She loved blm; not
weakly, but with all the passionate
strength of her body and thc spiritual
strength of her soul. Sbe loved him
enough to give him up. She loved
Mm enough see him face death uud
disgrace if need be.
But now that the fatal hour approached she began lo feel the agony
•f love, the terrible loneliness which,
whether the operation failed or sue
cceded, would probably be hers for
•ver and ever.
Unless—unless the impossible happened! And ye: she had no conception of what that impossible happening might be. Still, hope, like a tiny
nnborn seed, nestled somewhere deep
down In her heart; it might never
spring to life and shoot forth green
leaves; lt might never flower. But
she was conscious of Its presence
there; yet lt was no more than a seed
k little shrivelled-up atom. But with
Infinite possibilities.
For from *; little shrlvelled-up seed
atom springs the golden glory of the
sunflower, the perfume ot the rose, tho
white glory of tho Illy.
Peggy had not slept the whole night
and she was up and dressed at daybreak walking restlessly about the
empty lanes. Tho line weather had
broken and a galo of wind had raged
all night tearing over the moorlands,
weeping through the woods, singing
and sighing among the flr trees, scattering far and wide a harvest of dead
blossoms and golden leaves.
And now in tlio cold j;rey light of
morning it looked as though the storm
had thrown death and destruction
everywhere. A mighty oak tree felled to tho ground:'every lano a mass
of leaves and twigs; branches torn
oft right aud left;  tho last roBes of
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| summer falltn; tte last flowers of
' autumn hanging their heads disconsolately. And down tho gutters red
! "ivulels of waler singing dolefully,
'clouds chasing one another overhead
| in a mad race.
Murray also had passed a restless
night for which be blamed the storm,
and :ii breakfast lie wished thc operation had been Unci! for any oilier
day. It was too late to draw back
but he besun to wish that he had insisted on ihe presence of another surgeon. The responsibility was a very
great une. He was responsible ut
least (or two lives.
Onc. the life of a woman he loved
belter than his own; he thought he
had obliterated all feelings of rancour
or jealousy. Peggy had appealed (o
hlmjo help and he would have died to
serve her: still, ho was but human.
And thc thought Vajio to lilm even
as he walked from his eottai-e down
the stormy lane towards Cranby Hall.
If the operation were successful and
memory was restored, would the man
who remembered have iho courage to
speak? N*o one could read bis
I'oughts, look Into the past; whatever he chose to say Murray would in
lienor bound have to believe. He
might even deny his own existence,
say he was net George lletherington!
Whatever he said tliere was no one
lo dispute him, no one to contradict
him. Murray tried to laugh at his
own thoughts which with the wind
ran wild.
At the corner of the lane just outside
the village he met Peggy. She gave
him her hand without a word and
looked Into his face. Though her lips
wero dumb her eyes spoke the more
And .Murray's fait lo and courage, re*
turned. It's all right, he said quietly. Be brave, it'll soon he all over
She nodded, and her lips twisletl up
into a pathetic little attempt at a
smile.   And when it's over—
We're in Cod's hands, dear, Murray-
said huskily, lie was not a religious
man; just a healer of men, und so it
was no trite remark, it came from
his heart.
Peggy thrust a Utile hunch of flowers towards him, a few the storm had
spared; among tbem the wet blue eyes
of sweet scented violets.
Give them to lilm from me, she
whispered. Am, Uien she turned and
Just before reaching the lodge gales
Murray noticed a man standing outside the blacksmith's cottage, a stranger whom he had noticed on one or two
occasions of late in tlie village. And
he remembered him, the man to whom
he had given a lift a week u:' tv.*o previously. He had professed somo interest in Hetherington.
Murray wondered now whether his
presence forebode ill.
Murray found everything .,i (be hull
ready for him; his anaesthetist, a
rising young practitioner from the
cathedral town of Exeter, had slept
there over night.
Our patien' is awake early this
morning, but he seems in exceedingly
good fettle, is lool tig forward to the
operation as much as if ho were going
to do it himself, a good sportsman.
And Murray found lletheringion
chattering gaily lo his nurse. There
was no trace of anxiety, nerves or
even excitement about him now. The
surgeon was puzzled. Another phase
of this extraordinary man's character.
The sooner you get to work tlio better, ho cried cheerily.
As they prepared to tarry him lo llie
improvised operating table ho waved
them all aside and beckoned to Murray.
Swear one .king, he whispered. You
won't leave my side until 1 come
round, until 1 am in absolute and complete possession of my senses again.
And if—If I babble, turn every one
out, even Ihe nurses. For I am trusting you with more than my life, Murray.
Dr. Murray just gripped bis hand
and gave the desired promise.
The clock bad just chimed the hour
half past three. In*. Murray rose from j
his seat antl no'.e'-ssly crossed Ihei
room: be drew hack the curtains of
the window and loolt.d out.
Tbo evening sun had at last pierced,
ihe hurrying clouds; tlie west glowed
faintly red. The wind still sighed and
moaned among lho iree tops. It*
whirled the leaves—rod and gold -
across* tho lawn, now* and ihen eddying
them high Into tha sky. Occasionally
it dropped to silence, ever and again I
rising triumphantly and Uien It sang
Strange sad songs around tl|o old j
Elizabethan mansions.
Murray gazed down the tliivo to-;
wards lho lar. I whicli lid I) the village. Somewhere out the: ■ with tbe
wind and tho dead autumn leaves,
1'eKgv Mellon waited for news. Waited
for the result of tlie operation.
: Wailed for life or death. Waited
for love or—annihilation! j
And fato bad ordained him :is lhe
messenger! He who loved her! Hei
who had worked for her—lived tor her |
:. -waited fm—and log' "jer! _ •
fie (troppeA tiie ciinaiii.*" aitil standing with liis hack* to the window looked at his patient.     To tlio very end
j mysterious and unlike oi.her men! He
had gone  through the valley of Ihe
■shadow ot tieath and come out un*
harmed.* From a surgical point of
view, the operation bad been a success.
(To  he   Continued)
So many forms ol* erudition arc exhibited In the department of agriculture that the old admonition "Tell
your troubles to a policeman," hasj
been superseded.
Government Investigation Shows They
are Still Roaming the Wilds
of Northern Albert'
There are vast areas In Northern
Canada consisting of stunted forests
and open grasslands and muskeg, of
which practically notbin-f Is known
save what can be gathered from the
stories of trappers and explorers who
have penetrated the northern wilderness.
Such a country exist, on the extreme northern boundary of Alberta,
west of the Slave R'.vcr, and from this
country have come rumors of large
bands of wild buffalo, the only remnants, which once roamed the western plains.
To verify these rumors .".'.id to take
steps to prevent the extinction of
these herds, the Forestry Branch of
the Dominion Government sent, out a
parly, working under Mr. A. J. Bell,
the Government agent at Fort Smith.
Ilia report reads like a book of adventure.
Tho exlstcnco of at least three
herds of buffalo was proved, each herd
consisting of bulls, cows nnd yearlings to lhe number of about forty-live,
ln appearance they closely resemble
the plains buffalo, ot which they aro
the remnants, bul, being forced by
necessity to live in tlio hilly wooded
regions remote from settlement, they
have changed tbeir habit] somewhat,
and are fleeter of foot uud moro agile
than their ancestors of the plains.
In Bummer they may be found in
twos and threes roaming through the
birch woodlands, but In winter they
travel In large nands for greater security against tbo wolves.
In winter, when passing from one
feeding ground to another they travel
In single llie through the snow, making a narrow* trail on which the snow-
is packed as hard os a roc!:. When
Ihey come to a grass-grown slough or
meadow, they slay there until all the
feed is exhausted and tha whole area
i:: compact/,* trampled down.
tinlike the western horses, wblch
paw the snow away with tbelr front
feet, the buffalo uses its huge head
r.: a shovel and scattcra the snow In
clouds in order to reach the grass beneath. When alarmed, tho old hulls
stand on guard in the rear, whila the
cows and yearlings mako good their
Several pictures of tlie wood buffalo
were obtained. The Indian chief
Pierre Squirrel, who accompanied the
party, and who is most familiar with
that region, estimated the number of
the buffalo to be at least two hundred. Their worst enemy, at present is the timber wolf, antl attempts
will be made to exterminate this destroyer by raising tbe bounty in this
Zam-Buk Does Cnre Piles
Painting the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower changes Its dress
every live or six years at a cost of
from $1-1,000 to S.10,000, when fifty
painters find occupation for three or
four months In covering the 180,000
sauare yards of its surface with a new
coat of paint. The Eiffel Tower started twenty-two years ago in orange,
wore red ln 1803, golden in 1890, and
silver white on summit and chrome-
yellow at the base in 1907. The tower is used ns a wireless telegraph station, as a post for an electric de'iee
to prevent hailstorms, and as a gliding mark for aviators.
Husband-—Ab, my love, I see you
have been making cake again.
Wife—Why, John, how can you tell
Husband—From your battered condition.
This ii Marie's fourth husband and
they ill bore the name William!
You don't say so! Wiy she is a
regular bill collector,. Isn't? she?
Mrs. Frost—Have you noticed, John,
that women are wearing all sorts of
caps again?
Frost—Ves; every kind hut the
thinking cap.
Dames to Ibis advice give heed;
In controlling men,
If at lirst you don't succeed
Cry, cry again.
Why not put scales on the telephono
Instead of a meter, so that people can
weigli their words more carefully?
Eut Tells F.-cts About Postum*
W. ".'. U. 992
Be. an optimist like Andy Carnegie j
who still lookc on he blight side,'
though lie bas given away all except
a paltry ?25,ij00,000.
This lady found an easy and safe
way uut of „bo Ills caused by coffee,
"•he says:
"We quit coffee und bave used Postum for Uie past eight years, and drink
,'. neatly every meal. Wo never Ure of
"For sevei'n'i yeair*. prevlor.; to quitting coffee 1 could scarcely eat anything on account o: dyspepsia, bloating after m nls, palpitation, sick
headache—lu fact was In such mis-
cry and distress I tried living o.i hot
w.'.ter aud toast." (Ten I equally
injurious because It contains caffeine,
tin* some drug found In coff-'e.)
"Hearing of Postum I began drinking It and found it delicious. My all-
r cuts disappeared, and now I can cat
anything 1 want without trouble.
"liy parents antl husband hud about
the same experience. Mother would
often suffer after eating, while yet
drinking coffee. My husband was a
great eolfee drinker and suffered from
It'dlirestlon amHieqdache.
•■After Iiijsfol^jrcOaTire and began
Postum both ailments lett him. Ho
will uot drink anything else now antl
we havo lt three limes a day. I could
write more but a.r. no gusher—ouly
state plain facts."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co.. Windsor, Out. Write for a copy
n' the famous little hook, "The Hoad
to Wellville."
Postum now comes ln two tonus:
■Regular Pcttum—must be well boiled.   lCc. and 25c. packages.
Instant Postum—is a soluble powder. A teasppon.fuj dissolves quickly
in a cup ot hot water and, with "cream
and sugar, makes a dellciou. beverage
instantly.   SOc. and 50c. tins.
Thc cost per cup ot both kinds Is
about the same.
"There's a Reason" for Postum.
—sold by Grocer*.
Mrs. C. Hanson, wife ef the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, Poplar, B.C.. suffered from piles for years.
Went to doctor after ' itor in vain.
Finally went to Spokane and bad au
operation. Twelve months afterwards she vras ns bsd aratn. She
says: "One dav I read about Zam-Buk
and thought a "would try tt. The flrst
one or two boxes gave me more ease
than anything else I had tried, so I
went on with the treatment. In a
short time I began to feel altogether
different and better, and . saw tbat
Zam-Buk was going to cure me. Well,
I went on using it, and by the time
I bad used sl: boxes I was delighted
tp And mysel. entirely cured."
If you suffer from this painful ailment, or from eczema, ulcers or nny
skin disease, don't waste time. Try
Zam-Buk. ;0c. all d "gglsts and
C.P.R. Has Wonderful System of Card-
Indexing Its Army of .'niployeea
Thc stnif record olllco of the C.P.R.
is Valhalla and registration ollice
rolled Into one. ln this officii there
aro over 80,000 personal records, sill*
llclcnt In each case, lo furnish details for a biography. Every .lead cm-
ployee who passed throng:; the service Is there—In his written record;
bis birth and length of service and nature of bis employment and death, together with copies of his teslimoiiiuls
—all preserved since tho tlrst man got
a job on the C.P.R. The living, too,
ln separate classifications, are represented by the written testimony which
covers all needful particulars of tbe
individual case. Each man has his
card, which is put into a box. Each
box holding hundreds of cards. Of
these boxes thero are some '150, each
In its own place, each familiar to the
dorks under Mr. A. Rontlreau, the
head of the department. There is
also the pension records—a distinct
work, interesting and onerous. It
any man, Oismissed at any time,
should try to blurt the company by pretending that this was bis first application, or using a wrong name, the original record would bo brought forward
antl would be silently shown him, with
the result that confusion of face
would seize upon him. Each employee
is there In a record of service—what
he has done in the past, what he is
doing now, whero he was born, who
were bis parents, bis age, and so
forth. If lie leaves tbe employment
that is noted. His testimonials—
tbat is, copies of them, are kept ln
separate department, lt n particular
department wants to know i.bout any
employee, anywhere on the, system,
all that is neccssir;, is to ring up Mr.
Rondeau. The alphabetical list will
be produced. The tight book will be
drawn out, and the history of the
case will be laid hare.
There are scores of thousands of
copies of original testimonials, which
would make strange reading. This
department was set up in 1901; it bad
small beginnings. At first the work
was done ky ordinary bookkeeping.
The present system of registration
and classification is more efflclen! and
economical, while at the same time,
by tbe promptness with whicli the records can be traced, it makes for
more efficient working, ln the pension department one comes across the
fatal statement attached to a form:—
"j\ot eligible for peLalon." This pension registration Is conduced with
scrupulous care Every man on tbe
list knows tl at lit will get exactly
what is coming to him under the term
of his pension pay. With that assurance he work* all thc belter and more
zealously, lt is calculated by the
executive o. the C.P.R. that the
amount invested for the pe-slon fund
to which the employee *. contribute
nothing, lias been received back by
tho company in the increased value of
the service rendered by tlie employees—keyed up to zeal and vigor hy
the knowledge that in their old ago
they would be taken care of. The system of classification is absolutely exact.
It takes sixteen men, hard at work,
to keep up with the work connected
with tlie department. They handle
hundreds and even thousands of application forms every day of tlie weel;.
These have to be compared; ant! then
there are tlu testimonials to be put
together and notes made of tbero, antl
the documents themselves put away
for reference.
There are at present 003 men on
Ihe pension find of the C.'.R. tinder 00 years of age there are 7:1; between GO nnd 70 years of age, 294:
over 70 years of age, 233. Thc payment allowance for last year came to
(100,328. Thc f.iiid wns set up in
1903. The terms of it .'ere so attractive that the great army of employees wns -"alighted with It. Tlie
men pay nothing. The fund Is a freo
gift to lho employees by direction of
tho management. No pension can '. 3
less than J20 per month. All are liable to come under tbe terms of t.ie
pension regu'iition. There are, as a
matter of fact, men high up in tbo
service of tl.o company, who In the
vernacular, ought, legally speaking,
to have got Iho axe. Such men are
virtually indispensable. They are
few, and can be counted on the lingers of ono hand. The tlmo limit
does not bother them. Othera, who
are not so highly priced., but wbo do
good work dread the moment.
A Real Asthma- Relief. Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Aslhmr Remedy has never
been advertised by extravagant statements. Its clalm„ are conservative
Indeed, when judged by the cures
which it perforins. Expect real relief and permanent benefit when you
buy this remedy and you will not have
cause for disappointment. It gives
permanent relief in many cases where
other so called remedies have utterly
Dirigible Used as Scout May Readily
be Taken Apart for Tresport
A dirigible which may be readily
taken apart, with n short transported
gondola capable of being easily transported by rail or road, has undergone
successful tests by the French government, aud will be used -■ a scout
cruiser in the aerial navy of that country.     It ..: equipped witli a horizontal propeller by which lt rr'ay be lowered witbi   reach of tbe landing crer;
without the "use of g lde ropes.    Ver-
tical descents have been made from as
great a helg.t as 1,000 feet by this
means and the number of   men   required to operate the car Is thus reduced considerably.   Two vortical propellers besides the horozontal one are
| provided, nud tw- 90 honj power en-
| gines drive the dirigible at a speed ot
I about 40 miles an hour.    When taken
| apart,  the dirigible  is loaded upon
two trucks, each hauled hy a tractor
Later models will '*e so constructed
1 so it Is said, tbat the gondola will
I take the place of one tractor.   The
IgaB bag has a capacity of about 230,009
i cubic foet.
Just About Then
When does the honeymo     end?
Well, frequently, llko the other one,
It ends utter thu last quarter is reach*
It All  Helps
Vou can't educate brains into a
I know, hut do you think it really
hurts lo drop a bit of education in
wbere tlie brains ought to be?
Consumption Takes
Hundreds of People
Every day and the surprising
truth it that most cases are preventable with timely, intelligent
These appalling facts should wan
ns that after sickness, colds, overwork or any other drains upon
strength, Scott's Emulsion should
be promptly and regularly used because tubercular germs thrive only
in a weakened system.
The tested and proven value ol
Scott's Emulsion is recognized by
the greatest specialists because ita
medical nourishment assimilates
quickly to build healthy tissue;
aids in the development of active,
life-sustaining blood corpuscles;
strengthens the lungs and builds
physical force without reaction.
Scott's Emulsion is used in tuberculosis camps because of its rare
body-building, blood-making prop,
erties and because it contains no
alcohol or habit-forming drug.
Be aace te insist on Scott's,
Mothers, a.k yourself tha question:
Is your baby a good baby? If not he
Is not well, for It Is th* nature of all
babies to he good*—only the sickly
baby Is cros and bard to mind. If
baby is cross ond cries continually
give him Baby's Own Tablets and he
will soon be happy again. The Tablets act as a gentle laxltlve. regulate
the bowels sweeten the stomach and
euro all the minor ills of little ones.
Concerning thorn Mrs. J. P. Richard,
St. Norbcrt, N.S., writes: ."I hove
foynd Baby's Owi. Tablets all that is
claimed for them. My baby ruffered
from his siomnch and bowels and the
Tablets cured him." They are sold
by all medicine dealers or by mail at
SB cents a box from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockvllle, Ont.
Guest—Anything good at the theatre this week?    Vou know, something
I couldn't take my wife to.
A scientist says the worlu will lost
15,003.000 years longer. That will
give high prices plenty of time to come
down and be sociable.
Millard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—My daughter, 13 years
old, was thrown from a sleigh and injured ber elbow so badly It remainel
stiff and very painful for three years.
Four bottles ot MINARD'S LINIMENT
completely cured her and she has not
been troubled for two years.
Your.- truly,
St. Joseph. P.O., 18th Aug., 1900.
Neatly Turned
The bad boy wote on he blackboard "Our teacher Is a donkey." Tho
other hoys anticipated ructions when
the school-master arrived; but there
were none. He mero:.* ,/rote the
word "driver after donkey and school
opeued as usual.
Needed Advice
Burglar holding jewel-ease and
speaking to householder crouched ter-
linetlly In hedl--Sorry to trouble yer,
Mum, but would yer mini helping me
choose a present for ths Missus? It's
Uer birthday terraorrow.
"Start-off" is Correct
Sorry l'*o sbo late, in' dear, began
Tippler when he arrived homo near
midnight.   Couldn't get a car before.
So the cars wero full, too, were they,
returned his spotiso as a siart-oii.
A New Yorker with nine wives is
charged with non-support. Unless
he's a millionaire we should think the
accusation reasonable.
A Weighty Kin*)
One of lhe moot Interesting mon-
arclis who ba*.k under British protection Is King (leorge Tabur 11., whose
kingdom—lho Tonga Islands—is Blt-
uated ill an obscure coraor of tho
South Pacillc Ocean.
King Georgo can claim to be a man
of weight, for ho turs the scales at
309~I"ounds. He governs by means
of a native parliament the scbsIous oi
which seem to be mainly determined
by the amount nnd quantity of the
edibles collected at tbo capital.
Too many   good   resolutions   die
Antiquities In Danger
Hidden away in the national museums and l'b.ivics and zealously
guarded are a number of priceless
manuscripts antl books which but tor
a fortunate < banco might bave been
lost io the ■ orld. The chief treasure
of a museum at St. Petersburg is tbe
oldest known Greek manuscript ol
tho New Testament, which was about
to be burned by the monko ol a Syrian monastery, when b- a lucky
chance one of the priests, struck with
tbe antiquity of the manuscript, Interfered in time to save what hat
been thought valueless.
The Horns Virtues
Mrs. Peterby says she believes la
all the modern home virtues.
I suppose she refers to playing
bridge, neglecting the children and
quarrelling with the servants.
The worms tha*. Infest children from
their birth are ot two kinds, thou
that find lodgement in tbe stomach and
those that are found ln the Intestines.
The latter are the most destructive, aa
they cling to the walls of the Intestines and If not Interfered with work
hnvoc there. Miller's Worm Powders
dislodge both kinds and while expelling them from the system serve to repair the damage they have caused.
Her Batting Average
Magistrate—The evidence shows
that you threw a kettle at your husband.
Culprit—It Bhows more than lhat,
yer honor; it shows that I lilt him.
However did you hear such dreadful things alout Mrs. Hubert
You forgot Bhe wss oreo my dearest friend.
From 1800 pounds to 2,500 pounds
is an eleph.'nt't- burden; that ot •
horso from 200 poundB to 250 pounds.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by loci applications, aa they cauuot reach the daft.
taa.il portico o!l*i" car.. Tar-re la only one way ts)
mre tlratneM. and taaVa* by rotiatlmtlonal mnedtefc
Weatu.es la caused by an inflamed condition j,f tu*
mucous llnlnx oi the Eustachian lube. When tba)
tube Is inflame I -nm have a rumbling sound or fa*.
perlcct hcarlnr and Men ll as enUrelr rlt»ed, Deaf-
.ieu Is the rcau'.t. and unln. the hahammattnn I'-aa b.
taken out and thi. tube rntorfd to lu normal eoadt*
Uon. hearing villi be dealruveil forever: Din. case.
out often are cn'tlaed br Catarrh, which * nothing
but au luCnieal condition ot the mucous eiulncs.
Wc 1**111 ilv. One Hundred Dollata tor.any case of
Or.fncH (cauawl by catarrh} that rannnt be cured
by Uall*» Oatfiirli Cure. . Bend for circulars, free.
r. J. CHENEV i CO., '/oil*,. 0.
Sold hy PrufKlsta. lie.
Take Hall's Family I'llls for constipation.
Thc First Blanket
The cold winter of 1340 gave un tna
blanket. Its inventor, Thomas.Blanket, was a "flemish merchant, settled
in Bristol, and fallen from affluence
to want. lie and his wife sufforing
from tho intense cold by reason ot
scanty bedding and lack of fuel, he
searched for something to put on the
bed to increaso the warmth nnd hit on
a piece t rough unfinished cloth that
had been thrown to waste. Its success as a warint:.-giver suggested the
manufacture of special bee covers of
tho same material, and thes articles,
to whloh he gave his own name, woa
him wealth and im-nortality.
Soldier—What an Idea ,o havo your
wooden leg .etc irom the leg of a
Old Man—Y'ou needn't laugh. I Inve
always prided uiys'-li ou my well-turned leg.
Upside down dinners aro Ihe new.
est Iaondou. -'.'.d. Occasionally careless professional tangoiats Introduce
them In Kew   orl; restaurants.
Some of (hose big London bouses
v.'lll become famous for tho American
millionaires who have rented tbem.
The price t^ frolf balls has been reduced but the penalty for losing one
remains the same
Depressed »
Mr*. Addle Cartsiriger of
Cedar St., Calrojll, write*
Dr.  PitrfaaefollouJst
"I ivOidSl «nU for your 'Com-
mon Seme Medical Adviser' lor
my daughter who haa recently
be of mnch value to her. I haw
read and used for 85 yearn the
valuable treatment! contained
in the 'Medical Advlicr' and
have taken many botUei of Dr.
Pierca'i Favorite Preieripuoii,
and have bean restored to health
each Umo I used it ItUtffreat
remedyforwomen ua atrengtb
builder, fin* for tbl nuTM and
ttneru bnlth."
XX/OMEN who are restless, with
v v constant change of position,' fidgetiness/" who are abnormally excitable or who
experience fainting or dizzy epellB, or nervoua
headache and wakefulness are usually sufferers
who can be helped.
Favorite Prescription
Is the soothing, cordial and womanly tonic that
brings about an invigorating calm to the nervous
system. Overcomes the weakness and the dragging pains which resemble the pains of rheumatism. Thousands oil women in the past fortj
yeara can bear witness to its benefits.
Tour dealer In mediclnee sella It In Htmld" Ice tnetf
r.oated tablet form: or you ean sensl GO one-cent Dtaampai
for > -trial box of Dr. Pleree'a Favorlt. PreecripUon
tablets. Address Dr. V. H. Pierce, Innltdl* Hotel
and SurtUal InstltuU, Buffalo. K. V.
Dr. Kern's l*le«iut P.IMi Repl.te at b*ri|tnto
Stoaucli, Urn ut Bowels, Susr-Co.tsJ Tb*r CraM.es.
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The Army of
It Growing Smalls* Every Day.
3x>*iiible— theyoot^
y give relief—
taaeypennanentiy A	
crateCeesti**. J***   *\\*\*myt
boos use
test. IrJituben, Sick Hteieclu, Sett** SU*.
Small Pill, Small Dot*, Small Price.
Genuine auiabeti Signature
bataoced—ready to tue.
Saves) endless labour.
■ ***! U».r slas.laUoa
k ttn'ihtfsrmrl entrust
o'trn Inn sa wttblUbtd
flrat. Va in tiring ****
WftkhM   H   UKKUUdl    ct
MOplI   111    OW    tht
world •• ft kaft
■dTtrtUtmMt Now
Is roar chintM i«
obUio ens. Writ*
now, rafiulflf ts
Mat, far ono ot onr
(MhlUMbU ",*._, Iii'
I-onf Qairdi, or
Omit' Aibfr**, *Mnt
ftrrlavs* pi'.J ta men
Willi ths vrst-fh, whieh
will bs fi»wi Vrss
(ttisii waiflios us
latnataisd o*» isstii,
sb-i-nlil -ron tako *&•
TMtutol oiiini.t.ria.'-
ftjii Um. Wt tzptct 7M tt Ull roll lti.ndi
fist at aaA show tlwsi tbt bssnttfnl wstdi.
Pm'* think ihls oS«r too food ta bt was. bat Mnd
M «•»•■ M-dsF toi gsin • Fr*M Watch. Tub
will hs aav*! * WILLIAMS * I-t.OTD. WfaoVsls
Jswslltrt (Usft- -U |, M. Cjravsllks KiU. Utatla*, 5„
kThe Dve that colors ANY KIND|
of 'Cloth Perfectly, with the
No Cfcaac. of MIsrakH. Claaa and Sln.pl..
Aakrour Dru.at.tor De.l.r. Scad for Bookie-
>.rd«oaC..aioait.d.MoBt*.al M
Language Study
Ia Europe tew men or * men who
claim to be educated are content t»
speak only their mother tongue. Modern languages are taught In all good
schools Ior women, and on the Continent, It Is not uncommon for both men
and women to be familiar with three
In the United States and ln Canada
It ls comparatively rare that a speaking knowledge of any but thc English
tongue is possessed, and no one considers It a disgrace cr even a disadvantage to he ignorant of French, German or Italian.
If our exclusive study of our mother
tongue rendered ns all more proficient
in Its use, this might be some compensation for the want of familiarity
with another, 'there are few who will
contend that the educated American
or Canadian speaks more carefully or
correctly than the English lady or gentleman who can converse la another
When a foreign languaso is stud'ed
It ls usually from books only. We
learn to read and perhaps to w.'iie,
but not to think In a foreign language,
or even to get the full thought of another.
There Is a movement In Un'ted
States high schools and nniversltl.-s
to visit In foreign countries whero
they can perfect themselves ln tba
study ot the languages they have undertaken to teach. No one can doubt
that such a 6chome, If feasible, would
bo of the greatest advantage, not to
teachers only, but to pupils.
Mlnard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia
Three Wise Monkeys
Little clay models of the three
wise monkeyr nre quite common ia
the new world though the Idea comes
from Japan. They sit in a row, the
lirst with his hands over his mouth,
the second with his eyes covered, and
the third with his hand over his ears
Tho moral they teach is:
"Speak ho evil, see no evil, hear no
Sometimes they are described
"Three wise monkeys with their eyes
shut to evil, cars that hear only the
right, lips that are dumb to scandal.
They sit in their silent might."
In Japan the monkey Is called Ko
shin, meaning a deification of that
day of the month which corresponds
to the flfty-soventh term of the Chinese sexngcuary cycle, whicl. is known
to the Japaneso as Ka-no-esaru. The
fifty-seventh day is known as the day
of the monkey, and is represented by
three monkeys, called respectively
wl-zurawa," "kikaaura," aud "Iwa-
zaru," meaning tho bllii*. monkey, the
deaf monkey, and the dumb monkey.
Thero is a very beautiful representation of thl3 deity In the Temple at
i\lkko, lying northward of Japan, right
amongst the mountains. Many are
the natives who pay homage to these
strange animal**. In fact, representations of the monkeys carved in stone
slabs are amongst the most usual objects of devotion in the move rural
districts of Japan.
Corns carso much [raftering, but
Hotloway's Corn Cure offers a speedy,
sure, aad satisfactory relief.
TmI succett, eves* cHtdmc wiaxniss. low wiooa
wn. BiDNir. BbAoast, diieasis. blood m.kml
ttUQIRA Ct. Ml Mil MAN ST. NSW ,0*%**UflUHBIKai
■otoitio.  wsinrot fftai soon TO Da. Lt Clm«
r. Sam-nans as msn io ait uatiusrwim
Self-Filling Fountain Pen
We will mail you absolutely freo of
all charge, one self-til ling Fountain Pen,
■olid black rubber barrel. I4tc gold plated
Bib. This p^n is equal to any 11,50 to
f2.00 values and Ib guaranteed tn every
way. To pr. .e this pen, write ua today for 19 pac! Ree of our beautiful "Oriental Sachet leriume." Sell them at
10c. each, return us tbe money and tlio
pen In yours by return mail. We are g!v-
Fnr taia remarkable value fnr a limited
tlr.ir* onlv ti*- Introduce thla new perfume.
19S Ha.rgN.ve Street, Winnipeg, Man.
M.-.de a Hit
A comedian In a Paris theatre recently made i. great hit out of a painful incident. While indulging in a bit
of horse-play on the stage he accidentally struck his head violently on
one of the pillars on tlie stage. On
hearing the thud, everybody uttered a
No great harm done, said he. Just
hand me a towel, a glass cf water and
salt cellar.
These wero brought and he sat
down, folded the towel In the form of
a bandage, dipped it ln the glairs, emptied tho saltcellar on the wet part.
Having thus prepared a compress, according to prescription, and when
everybody expected he would apply lt
to his forehead he gravely arose and
tied It around the pillar.
FettiPrstonhaugh &■ Co., Ilea*1. Offlc;
King Street, I.'ast, Toronto. Canada
-   Hard Pressed.
Say.   Billie,  t-Immie a  bile o
Cindy, will yti.'
Naw, I won't. Wid de inccino tax
and de tariff uncertainty I'm obliged
to retrench on m   charities.
Is obesity hereditary*; asks an exchange. Not at the present price of
Ethel—I do hope Grace will marry
Edith—It will take a thoroughly
sound boob to survive her cooking and
piano playing.
Strangely enough, none •.' the oppressed lias; utggested government
ownership of hens.
Try   Murine  Eye   Remedy
K yoa hnve Red, Weak, Watery Eyea
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
•-Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist* Sel
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 23c, SOc.
Murine, Eye Salve in .Aseptic Tubes.
25c, SOc.    Eye Books Free by Mall.
putlao f ja sXomaiw Ce.. Cklosaia
W. N. U. 992
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Druggists return! money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
..''irst application gives relief,   60c,
A frieud iu need's a friend indeed, Uiey
I never realized it till today,
I met an actor ft lend upon Broadway.
If you had seen his suit—all baggy
His unshaved chin. I'm sure you'd have
From top to toe he was .. friend In
And had yuu seen him rush across the
To where I stood to take my hand and
To shake and shake and shake and
shake and tay:
Ho waB so glad! a\nd how did business speed?
And how wero all at home—you would
Of all the world lie was my friend
Mn aid BrMdmuers tke
Victiw tf N«tns Eikaastita
When worry Is added to overwork
men soon bee -me the victim* ot nervous exhaustion—neurasthenia— *ia
doctor calls lt. St ie havo no re-
reserve strength ln tbelr systems to
bear tho strain; othera overtax what
strength they hare. If you find that
you are nervous and not sure of yourself, that you sleep badly, and wake]
up tired and aching, your nerves are
out of order. Other signs are inability to take proper interea' in your
work, your appetite is fickle, your
back feels veal!, and you are greatly
depressed ln spirits. One or more of
these signs mean that ;ou should
take prompt steps to stop mischief by
nourishing the nerves with tho food
they thrive on, namely, .he rich, red
blood made by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. These Pills bave cured thousands of cases of nervous disorder.",
Including nervous prostration, neuralgia, St. Vitus dance and partial paralysis. Here Is an example. T'r.
Jas. A. McDonald, Sprint-hill. N.S..
says: "la tho summer of 1912, as the
result, I think, of hard work, I was
completely run down and found it necessary to quit work. I slept poorly,
and what sleep I did get did not seem
to rest mc, as I was constantly tired.
My appetite was poor antl fickle, and
my nerves unstrung. I had treatment
from a doctc*. for some time, bnt it
did not seem to help mc. and having
heard a great deal about Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills I decided to try them. In
the course of a few weeks after be*
gluning tlu Pills I picked up wonder*
fully, and was able to return to work-
feeling like a new man. I have not
had a day's sickness siuce, and naturally am now a Arm believer ln Dr.
Williams' Pink PilV."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills will worlt
the same beneficial results ln any
other tired, worn-out worker If given
a fair trial. If you cannot obtain the
Pills from your dealer they will be
seut post pnld at 50 cents a box or six
boxes for $2.50 by writing The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvllle,
i Upside Down Boy"
Tlie attention ot noted physicians
all over the country ls attracted by
the strange case of Russell Baker,
aged 8, of Huntington. Va.. the "upside down boy." It is said his brain
Is upside down.
The boy's peculiarity vas not dls*
covered until he went to school where
his teacher noted the strange manner
in which he began to write at the low
er left-hand corner of tho page, writing .pward and backward to the top.
When on transparent paper the chirog-
raphy Is turned around aud the paper
looked through from the back it ia a3
clear as the average child of Russell's
age. In studying the lad holds his
book upside dowu but he learns his
lessons well. Russell is very foud
of singing, but here again h! i peculiarity is shown. He slugs his low notes
high and his high notes low.
Afflicted since birth, the reverse order Is the natural order for Russell,
and he is net disturbed by tho fact
that objects apt ear upside down to
him.* Everything nt which he looks
Is upside down—houses, people, everything. Yes, despite this fact, he
suffers no it.convenionce. He never
collides with objects because they appear to him differently from what
they are. Ever.* object Is formed on
the retina of hij eye in its natural
place, but upside down, eo tbat when
ho reaches anything or goes through
a door it is it. the place he expects It
to be.
Many reports come of persons afflicted with mirror vision, but nono
ln which the afflicted reverses the
natural order of things in so many
ways, especially in singing. It Is
said that-the majority of cases of
mirror vision are cauBed by tho brain
and not by t' e eyo itself. It Is not
unusually a meohanical defect of the
eye, but the disarrangement of the
nerves of the brain centre.
Brain specialists of Russoll's neighborhood are so puzzled at his case
that, they have made an appeal to the
experts of John Hopkins Hospital iu
A maiden who woro a cork- limb
Wrote tlie maker, and she said to himh
I sure have to laugh
When I look at this caugh
For, compare*, to the real one it's slimb
Out of the Mouths of Eabes
Little boy, said the minis'_T, I hope
you do uot read .hose wicked dime
Not me, replied the wise youngster,
I ltnow whero to get worse ones for a
Mamma—Now, lola, yci should be
polite antl offer grandma a share of
your birthday candy.
Li'.tle lola—I would, mamma, If I
was sure she'd be polite and not take
Spoils the Ads
They say she's pretty.
Let me tell you. When she gels
on a street car the advertising Is a
total loss.
Father ai a Board of Parole
Father (left ln charge)—No, you
cannot havo any more cake. (Very
seriously)—Do you know whnt I shall
have to do If ycu go on making that
dreadful noise?
Little Girl (sobbing)—Yes.
Father—Well, what is It!
Little Girl—Give me some more
aVnd she was quite rlL'it.
Temperance Workers are Busy le
With the approach of the Provincial General elections la Manitoba
there ls as usual great activity among
the temperance advocates. The activity is greater perhape a. the present time tban it has been on the eve
of any preceding Provincial General
elections. This is, no doubt, due in
some degree to the evidence brought
out by the Royal Commission which
investigated Ue sensational escape of
John Krafchjako from durance vile
ln Winnipeg. A very great amount
of Interest and indignation have been
stirred up over the night clubs of Winnipeg, and needless to Bay '.he reveal-
ations in connection with the night
life of the city and the violations of
tho liquor law and tho anti-gambling
law are being mado to play a considerable part ln political discussion.
'the opponents of the Government
charge the Attorney General's department and the Liquor LtcenBO department with the blame for having allowed such conditions to grow up;
while, on tho other hand, it ; claimed
thut some of tbe responsibility must
be charged against the city police.
There have ' been numerous deputa*
tions and conferences, one of the most
notable being the Interview between
Sir Rodmoud Roblln and a deputation
representing the Social Service Coun*
ell, at which Hev. Dr. Wilson of St.
Augustine Presbyterian church used
strong langur.go to Sir Rodmond personally describing tho record of tlio
Government regarding the temperance
t.ucstlon and the enforcement ot the
liquor law as "dishonorable." Sir
Rodmond warmly resented the attack
At a public meeting held In Zion
Church resolutions were passed endorsing Rev. Dr. Wilson's speech and
declaring that the meeting deplored
that "the recent request for the Investigation of the scandalous conditions prevailing In the cily in connection with the clubs and the hotels
should have been refused." A't.ong
the speakers at the meeting were Rev.
Dr. J. L. Gordon, who declared that
the psychological moment had arrived for tlio temperance forces of Manitoba. Rev. Dr. C. W. Gordon spoke
on enforcing the demaad for an Investigation.
Some ot the temperanc? leaders declared thnt the Liberals under the
leadership of Mr. Norris, before they
can claim the support of the temperance people, should pledge themselves
outright to abolition of tho bar.
Others tako the view that the Liberals having pledged themselves to the
policy of submitting the question of
banishing the bar to a referendum, are
entitled to support against the Government, their policy being Uie one in
favor of which a petition bearing
20,000 signatures was presented to
the Government threo years ago without result.
What part will he played In the
Provincial elections by the temlierance
people remains to be seen, but there
are 6lgns of an Increasing conviction
among them that the sentiment in
favor of progressive action In the
direction of temperance reformation
is strong enough throughout the Province to hold to the balance of power,
If the temperance peoplo hold together
nnd vote in a manner to furnish proof
that they aro determined lo Impress
the politicians with their earnestness.
Influence, pink eye, epizootic dlstemp»r, and all noa. *u*
throat diseases cured, and all others, no matter how "exposed." kept from havinff any of these diseases wilh
doses often cure a case. One bottle guaranteed to do su
Eesl thlnf for brood mares. Acts on the blood 60c and
tl a bottle. II and Sll a dozen bottles. DeugK;s-s' and
harness shops. Distributors—ALL WHOI.ESME Pi'L't..
SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemists. Goshen,  Indiana,  USA.
Apples a Luxury In thc States
Everywhere among the dealers one
can read "three apples for a dime,"
and in many places the rosy fruit is
marked with r nickel apiece, says the
Utlca Globe. How changed this is
from thoso old days when one co.tl.l
buy a peek of apples for 10 cents or
a barrel for $1.25. Not many years
ago nn orange was worth four or live
apples, hut now it ls cheaper anl it
Is not worth one. There was once a
time when an ordinary family wjuid
havo several barrels of apples In the
collar, or ln a bin In the garret, for
winter use. But those days are gone
and even a good apple pie h:.-. reached
tho altitude of a luxury. And then
the way they are sold^—in boxes in
rows or each applo wrapped In paper
to attest its value. We don't know
that thcBO aru really days of progress
when a bane' of apples belongs to
the aristocracy.
Hare a Special Crimp That
Makes Washing Very Easy.
**i Tamper
Are Easy
on Hands
and   Clothes
To keep your traces in best condition, use
Eureka Harness Oil
It sinks into the leather and keeps it soft
. and strong.    Free from acid.
In convenient tize*. Dealer* everywhere.
Winnipeg Toronto St. John
Wonderful Sue
She dropped a sunny smile upon
Tho hard and frozen ground.
There was an awful thaw that day
For many miles around.
She raised her tearful eyes le gaze
Upon thc sun so grand,
He hid his face, and for two days
It rained to heat the baud.
She raised her voice and sang a sol
We see it now appears,
It's hack again; It's what they call
The music of tho spheres.
A Hint From Hubby
Mrs. Blowitt (with newspaper) —
John, what does "wanderlust" mean?
Her Husband—It's an ailmeut my
dollars are afflicted with.
One of the Times
Plntopp—So you're a travelliiis man
aro you.   It must be a trying life.
Bngley (yawning)—it is* We meet
awful bores at times.
Eat Mush
Mrs. Exe—Dear me, I do wish we
could stop meat from going up so.
Exe—Tho only way I kuow Is not
to allow bo much of It to go down.
Old Sores. Lump*
la Bretst. Growths
removed and heal*
ed by ■ simple
Home Trealnaal
No pain.    Describe tht trouble, wt will seai
book and testimoniils free.
10 CWckill Ave., T.r...l..
Desirable Openings to Sell
For Agencies   Apply   to    Provincial
Office*: Winnipeg, Edmonton,
Saskatoon, Vancouver.
Not the Thing for Him
Furniture Dealer—Here's a folding
article you might like, sir—a comfortable settee In the daytime and a bed
at night.
Customer—No use to me; I do night
work. Show me something that I
can use as a Bottle at night aud a bed
In the daytime.
In Scotland thero ls a cow with a
wooden leg. We believe it. We've
had a steak off many a one like that.
He has a greasy, oily vray,
Our sapor.accous host.
Ho rose and gave what I should call
A buttered toast.
The czar pays $75,000 for a paint
ing. Guaranteed as still life, we sup
Not for Fldo
How is tlio wat-r ln the bath,
Cold, mum.     It turned baby nearly
Then don't put Fido in for an hour
or eo.
A school boy, asked to write an * ;■
say on cats, made the following statement:
Cats, that's made for little boys and
girls to maul and tease Is called Maltese cats. Some cats arc known
by their queer purrs; tbey are called
Purslon cats* Cats with very bad
tempers is called Angorio cats. Sometimes a very line cat Is called a Magnificat. Cats with very deep feelings Is called Feline cats!
If a man If seasick tta natural for
tlm to want the earth.
fbs  family   remedy  for   Courtis   snd   Cold.
•tj-ull dose.    Small bottle.   Beat since im
If Creece rrd Turkey are going to
begin a naval building war there will
not be much left of either country except the mortgages.
Improving his Time
He bought art old watch for a dim*
The time that il kept was a crime
-   He'd tinker all day
With tho works, and he'd say,
I'm always Improving my time.
There are nearly six thousand .professional foresters in Germany who
are associated wilh various technical
England wlll try for the south polo
again. She doesn't believe that
Amundsen got away with it.
Preferred Another Placs
Two ministers, Presbyterian and
Methodist, were taking a walk along
a railroad track one day, discussing
good-naturedly the points of difference of their respective creeds. Presently, coming to the yawning mouth
of one of those long tunnels for which
this road Is famous, thc Methodist
suggested that they should go In.
They hud gono but a short distance
when the Presbyterian brother exclaimed with sudden determination: 1
am going to get out of hero. What
if a (rain should come along? Ob,
well, responded the other, with a
twinkle which his companion could not
seo. Wiiat Is to bo will be, yon
know. Yes, wns the retort, but 1
don't want it to be In here!
Time Abused
Willie cuddled up on the voran*
da, crying. A stranger's heart was
What Is tbo matter, my Utile man?
she gently asked. Has somebody
been t;asing you?
No, ma'am, answered the tearful
boy, I havo Just been punished for
making dents in the marble step.
Why, that wasn't uo serious unless
the dents are very largo, responded
tho sympathetic woman. Did you
make tbem with a hammer?
No, ma'am, was the startling rejoinder of VY Hie. 1 did it with papa's watch.
The mat. "'ho ean say "Yes" and
"No" at the right time has tlie greatest command ot language.
Married men, according to Geuerul
Miles, are better lighters than bachelors. Flippa..t people will a; once say
that it is because marri id men have
had more practice.
Pills for Nervou* Troubles. — Tho
stomach Is tho centre of the nervous
system, nnd when the stomach suspends healthy action the result is manifest in disturbances of tho nerves. If
allowed to persist, nervous debility, a
dangerous ailment, may ensue. The
lirst consldert-tiol is.to restore the
stomach to proper action, and tbere Is
no readier remedy for (ills than Ptirin-
elee's Vegetable Pills. Tho sands can
attest the vlftuo ot these pills in curing nervous disorder;-.
Writing  to  Charlie?
I thought he was engaged to Helen.
Ho writes to tell mc that Helen has
thrown him overboard, bo I am dropping hi*' a line.
Prom tbe captaia of industry to 9**
hod carrier—from milady in the auto te
the woman with tbe scrubbing brush—
the accomplishments of every oue of aa
depend absolutely on the accomplish.
meuts of our stomachs. Hacked by •
good digestion, a matt can give the best
that is iu him. When his stomach fails,
he becomes a weakling.
To this loss of power no one need
submit. Right habits of eating,
drinking, sleeping aad exercise, aided
by Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets, will
restore and maintain the full efficiency
of the human mind and body.
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets contaia
the active principles needed for tilt
digestion of every kind of food. Tbey
go to the assistance of the weakened
stomal li, and enable the sufferer, right
from Uie start, to assimilate aud get th*
benefit of the food eaten. With thi*
assistance, the digestive organs regala
their tone, snd soon the use oi the tablet*
is no longer necessary.
If your stomach ls not working pro
perly, try Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablet*.
50c. at your druggist's. National Drag
and Chemical Co. *f Cuuula, Limited,
Montreal. I«j
Ciawfoi*'.— There's no   doubt
wise thing is to practice economy.
Crabshaw—But this ls at. extravas
nut age, and we seem to he out ul
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc..
His Speech
Tliere are somo parts of your speech
that I find hard to understand.
Point 'cm cut, replied tlio grent
statesman, and I'll rewrite the other
portion-. I Intended thc entire
speech to bo that way.
was  Robert's  flrst  visit  to  the
Zoo.      _^_^____^^^_^^^_
What, do you think ot the animals
Inquired Undo Ben.
After a critical Inspection of the exhibit thc boy replied:
I think tlie kangaroo and the elephant should change tails.
Old Fraud—And after tloa ;ng about
on tho spar for three whole days, I
wus Anally washed ashore, sir.
Gent (unimpressed)—Al), antl If
would hurt you to be Washed asliors
agaiu, either.
How far hack cau you remember,
iMuier? asked llie inquisitive caller.
Oh, ever ro far, replied Ilic lilt!«
fellow. 1 can remember when I was
so littlo that I couldn't rt lueiubei
Vers tile
The vicar advertised for an organ
ist tho other day. Among tin* replies
ho received was tlto following:
Dear Sir. I notice thai you have u
vacancy for an organist :.nd musll
teacher, cither ludy or gentleman.
Having been both for several years, I
beg to apply lor tlie position.
Count Ten—Then Relief Comes From
Chrtnlc Acthma
Nothing yet discovered can'compare
with Catarrhozone ln bail, ugly cases
of Asthma.
Catarrhozone la the onc remedy that
can be sent quickly and direct to :.ll
I-i.rts of the breathing apparatus.
The effect from Catarrlic'iono Is a
quick ono—you feel better In 10 time
—keep up tho good work, use Catarrhozone as directed and you get well.
If your case is curable, If anything
on earth can rid you permanently of
Asthinti, it will he Catarrliozone. It
contains that strangely soot'ilnj and
powerful antiseptic found In the Blue
Gum Tree of Australia, ar.d thi* ls
ft Hided by other germ-killing properties which, when so scientifically combined, made Catarrliozone a veritable
specific for a'asthina, Catarrh and
Kven though m.-.ny other remedie*
have failed—even tiiougli you are dls*
couraged and blue—cheer up and try
Catarrliozone to-day. What It repeatedly has done for others ; will surely
not fall to accomplish for you.
Catarrhozoaae is uot expensive. On*
dollar will buy a complete outfit from
any Druggist. Tho money will bo well
Bpent because your Immediate Improvement In hralt' will surpass your
fondest expectations. Don't wait—today is the time to use Catarrliozone. arin itaj"r.r"*r., ve^rti.t.A-i*'''. W
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Edward W. Bickle, Edit*-",
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expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in thc Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right lo
refuse publication of any letter.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1914.
Why Prolong the Agony ?
It is reported in several quarters that the U.M.W. of A.
weekly dole of four dollars is about to be discontinued
.Should this be true it will be good news to all concemed-
the working man as well as the idler, and especially to the
citizen who has the interest of Cumberland at heart. It will
also be a relief to the men of the United States who have
been helping to contribute this allowance for the past
eighteen months without any tangible result. There is only
one redeeming feature in the late labor trouble on this
Island, it may be the means of weeding out undesirables.
Many of the strikers in this community are
anxious to see this weekly allowance stopped. Although
accepting it from week to week they would rather be without the money and seek employment; the only preventative
being the fear of being termed a "Scab" by the U.M.W. of A.
On the other hand there are those who would prefer to
receive the weekly allowance for an indefinite period, satisfied
Larger Business
If the business of any retailer in this
community is to grow bigger in the years
to come, it will not be a matter of accident or due to an increase of population
only—it will be the result of intelligence
added to energy, plus ADVERTISING.
Whenever you find a bia:, flourishing business
you will find behind it a strong, pushing man
of indomitable spirit, driven by the power of
these 5 words "I can and I will." This man
advertises- -he MUST deliver his message to
those with ears to hear. Multiplied customers
and larger turnovers are absolutely essential
to his progress.
Help on the business of those who show themselves eager to have your custom who Invite
It and prize tt enough to ask for it. Shop where
you receive the best service, values, and goods.
Reward with your tavor those who solicit your
favor by messages addressed to you eaeh week
in our advertising columns.
Shop Where You Are Invited to Shop
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
creased by no less than $46,000,000.
"It is also to be noted," said Mr. White- „ that notwith
standing this increase, the net debt of Canada when tlie
books for 1913-14 are closed, will be less by several million
with life on four dollars a week, wandering up and down j dollars in amount than itwas in 1911) when the present
the street, lounging at street corners, lining up at the bar; Government assumed office. The explanation of this lies
whenever an opportunity presents itself or, to use a common j in the fact that during the year 1912.13( when the reVenues
term, when a " live one " happens to pass along that way. j amounting to upwards of $168,000,000, were abnormal, and
There are others who have a piece of land, two or three I duein considerabie measure to commercial inflation, the
cows and a lot of chickens, to whom the strike allowance is Government was able to achieve a reduction in the net debt
a pension. They have no desire to see it discontinued and, which more than offsets the increase renderefj necessary by
when meeting members of the organization cry out " stay! the abnormal conditions of the year just closed.
with it boys.'
Closed Year With Surplus.
Despite the financial depression of the past year, Hon Mr.
White was able to present, in his speech, a statement which
shows that the position of the Dominion was never better,
and that the present finance minister has ably and skilfully
brought the ship of state safely through a period of commercial difficulty. The revenue for the year was $163,000,000
and the expenditure $125,600,000, leaving a surplus of revenue over and above the amount required for expenditure
upon current account of not less than $36,500,000.
During the past three years Mr. White has been able to
announce the three largest surpluses in Canadian history.
For the year 1911-12 the surplus was s?37,000,000.
For 1912-13 the surplus was the record one of -555,000,000
For the year 1913-14 the surplus is #36,500,000.
This is a record of which Mr. White and the Conservative
party may well be proud.
The capital expenditure for the year was 857.000,000. To
meet this on revenue account there was a surplus of
$36,500,000, leaving a debit balance of $20,500,000, from
which there was deducted •"■'] ,a500,000, representing investments made in sinking funds. The result will be that the
net debt is in creased by nineteen millions.
"Putting the matter another way," said Mr. White, "our
revenues will have been found sufficient to meet all current
and capital expenditures, including railways, canals, harbour
and public buildings expenditure, and we have been obliged
to increase the debt only by reason of the unusual and abnormal expenditures upon railway subsidies. I believe I am
fully justified in making the statement that in the trying
financial conditions which prevailed last year the action of
the Government in coming to the assistance of the railways
alone rendered the continuation of their enterprises possible,
at all events for the year in question. The consequences of
the interruption of the work of construction would, I need
scarcely say, have been of the most serious character to the
Dominion as a whole.
Mr. White considered that under the circumstances an
increase in the net debt of $19,000,000 must be regarded as
eminently satisfactory.
In the fiscal year 1908-09 following a much less trying
period of financial stringency in 1907-8 the net debt was in-
The following figures from the public accounts show the
decrease in the net debt since 1911:
Total Debt.    Total Assets.      Net Debt.
1911 $474,941,487 $134,899,435 $340,042,052
1912 508,338,591  168,419,131  339,919,460
1913 483,232,555  168.930,929  314,301,625
"The year 1911-12 showed, therefore," added Mr. White
"a reduction in the net debt of #122,591.32, and last year a
reduction of 25,617,835.03. This year we shall show an
increase of $19,000,000, but notwithstanding this the net
debt of the Dominion will be over six million less than it
was two ye^rs ago. Since confederation there are shown
in the public accounts only eight reductions in the net debt
of Canada, of which two belong to the present regime.".
The Fiat of Nature.
Men seldom think of the great event of death until the
shadow falls across their own path, hiding forever from
their eyes the traces of the loved ones whose living smiles
were the sunlight of their existence. Death is the great
antagonist of life, and the cold thought of the tomb is the
skeleton of all feasts. We do not want to go through the
dark valley, although its passage may lead to paradise; and,
with Charles Lamb, we do not want to lie down in the
muddy grave, even with kings and princes for our bedfellows.
But the fiat of nature is inexorable. There is no appeal
of relief from the great law which dooms us to dust. We
flourish and we fade as the leaves of the forest, and the
flower that blooms and withers in a day has not a frailer
hold upon life than the mightiest monarch that ever shook
the earth with his footsteps.
In the beautiful drama of Ion, the instinct of immortality,
so eloquently uttered by the death-devoted Greek, finds a
deep response in every thoughtful soul. When about to yield
his young existence as a sacrifice to fate, his beloved
Clemanthe asks if they shall not meet again to which he
replies: " I have asked that question of the hills that look
eternal-of the clear streams that flow forever-of the stars
among whose fields of azure my raised spirit hath walked in
glory. All were dumb. But while I gaze upon thy living
face, I feel that there is something in the love that mantles
through its beauty that can not wholly perish. We shall
meet again Clemanthe."
Land Registry Office Work a
■»»♦■>»  !>■*>■■.>»■
We are now showing the largest and most complete range of
We hnve ever shown in Cumberland.
Wo cjiiotf* tlio following sensouable lines:—
lite (.'.uivns Yachting and Tennis Shoes $1.40
"     Oxfords           ...     2.50
" "     VAitton Hoots            2.7-6
s White ('anvas Slippers, two straps        ...      1.80
Childi-en's "        " " "' ...     1.60
Boys' Grey Canvas Oxfords        ...       ...       ...     1.50.
Youths' "       "     -    "       1.25
See our Ladies Cloth Top Buttou Hoots at       ...     5.25
All of the above prices less 5 per cent for cash.
t*.*, *•*>.)<: l) *. a, » » e **>*>** m ** *>***** » ♦ ■» <
Macfarlane Bros., Ltd.
"The Square Dealing House"
Phone 10  P.O. Box 100      ■#        Cumberland, B.C.
Eastern Suits to Order
to $25.00.
These prices are 20 per cent, lower
than any house in Cumberland.
200 Samples to select from.
Fit Guaranteed.
P. DUNNE, mk
SIR KDaUUND WALKER, C.V.O..LL.D., D.C.L., Preildent
ALEXANDER LAIRD, Genu ill Manager JOHN AIRD, Ali't General
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest ut tlie current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
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During the last five years National Conferences on City Planning have been held annually in
various cities of the United States
and have aroused such widespread
interest that many American
communities are now anxious to
have the Conference held in their
city and are willing to contribute
the funds for that purpose. The
city of Toronto, therefore, is to
be congratulated on being the
first place on this side of the
International boundry to entertain the Conference, which this
year will become international in
scope and character. The financial
difficulties have, been overcome
by a generous grant from the
Dominion Government, which
has appointed the Commission of
Conservation to act as hosts. The
Ontario government and the city
of Toronto are also contributing,
The question of city planning is
thus recognized to be national,
provincial and municipal concern
and Field-Marshal H. R. H. the
Duke of Con naught, the Governor
General has graciously consented
to open the Conference and give
an address.
The substantia! assistance given
by the Dominion government is
evidence that the town-dweller,
equally with the agriculturist, is
receiving attention, and that not
only the Federal capital, but all
our Canadian cities are receiving
from the Federal authorities such
advice and assistance as the Congress will afford them. Invitations
have heen sent to all the cities
and towns in the Dominion, requesting them to send delegations
to the Conference and it is hoped
that many will take advantage of
the opportunity. Money could be
spent to no greater advantage
than in giving some of our city
councillors the opportunity to
come into touch with experts in
civic problems from all over the
continent. The aldermen wil)
carry home ideas that, put into
practice, will save their townspeople millions of dollars, besides
acquiring a new sense of the responsibilities of their office and
higher ideals of civic administration.
The scope of the Conference
may be gauged by a glance at
some of the topics which will
form the main themes of discus-
dion. Among these may be cited:
"The Relative Importance of
City Planning as Compared with
all other Functions of City Government," by Andrew Wright
Crawford, editor of the city-
planning section of the "Public
Ledger;" "Provision for Future
Transit," by J. V. Davies, consulting engineer for the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company; "Rapid
Transit and Auto Bus," by John
A. McCollum, assistant engineer,
Board of Estimate and apportionment, New York City; "Protecting Residental Distiicts, by
Lawrence Veiller, secretary and
director of the National Housing
Association,   New   York   City;
Toronto's Water Front Devel-
opement," by R. S. Gourlay, of
the Toronto Harbour Board; "A
Consideration of the Principles
and Procedure of a Canadian
Town-Planning Act, a draft of
which is now being prepared by
a special committee appointed by
the Commission of Conservation"
"and Recreation Facilities in the
City Plan," by Henry V. Hubbard, professor of landscape
architecture in Harvard University,
Additional interesting features
will be a tour of the city and
harbour of Toronto, luncheon
topics, and an open session for
the discussion of subjects to be
submitted by members of the
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applied for are situated.
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Etch application must be ace'impanied
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rate of five centa per ton.
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Bell—I cau claim .1 lilgli family de-
Nell—I shouldn't wonder about the
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Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.
Urchin (to doctor)—Please, sir,
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Ancient   Egyptians  Were   Ahead
The announcement Is made by a
British BCloLtlst that ho has discov
ered how the ancient Egyptians in
cubated chickens to Uu number of
120,01)0,000 :. year. lie has found
incubators which he declares were
used ia Eg* pt llvo thousand years
The secret has been well guarded,
but It is laid bure at las'.. They had
no oil stoves or gus or electric heated Incubators, but they had ovens
which worked much better, even
though they required moro constant
tending. Each oven was calculated
to hold seven thousand eggs, and the
fuel hy which it was heated consisted
ot chopped straw and dung, but forthe last leu days of the hatching, the
energy waa supplied altogether by
tlio .hickens themselves.
It is the commonest errcr of those
operating our niodera incubators to
use too much heat, especially toward
the end of tlio period, and now we
may learn frcui the old Egyptians how
uot to do things as well as how to
do them. The use of the straw and
other light fuel shows thr.t the Egyptians were moat careful to avoid too
intense heat at any time. We thought
that we wero tho lirst to use incubators, hut we are fifty centuries behind the times.
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He—Darling, why are you so sad!
She (gulping down a sob)—Oh, dear
I was Just thinking this will be our
last evening togotLer uutll tomorrow
Hard on Artist
D'Auber—I have come lo the con-
elusion that art doesn't pay.
Wiwag—-I jon't know about art, but
I kuow lots of artists who don't.
A small boy was asked b;. a clergyman what "sins ot omission" meant.
He replied they were sins w. ought to
have done ami haven't.
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She Suffered for Fou.* Years and the
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"1 suffered from kidney trouble that
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"I had rheumatism and neuralgia,
and my joints were stiff; ny muscles
cramped, and I was always tired and
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Judge a Man by His Farm
A farm is the landscape of the owner's heart and the reflex ot his mind.
If a man can be judged by his clothes,
he cau mo.*e truly bo read \i; his farm,
which is an extension of bis vestment.
Beauty and breed can never ho appreciated as a part of environment until
they are inner realities. What a man
Is, inevitably reveals itself in his
words and works. A farm adorned
wllh improvements, crops, u'llmals nnd
trees, making n picture of peace and
plenty, represents the unfolding and
expression of It's owner Ideals. It Is
the wondrous canvas on which he
leaves the subtle strokes ol genius or
mediocrity, ll is to the interpreting
looke.* a kind of autobiography.
Wherefore a farm ! exceedingly Inter*
cstlng as an index of the character
its owner.
Bridal Tourists
Tiie bride looked on tho mountains
The river's golden strand,
Italian garden fountains
Were tinkling near at hand.
She spake witli cooing kindness,
How fair these \isU13 art!
The bridegroom in his blindness
Bowed dowu beneath tha car.
From thence dn. he deliver
Some words about a chain,
Such wtirds as made her shiver
With an astonished pain;
Then to the balmy breezes
She hummed these lines a while:
"Where every prospect pleases
a\ud ouly man Is vile!"
Wives' Discoveries
Mrs. A.—Men are so queer after the
honeymoon.   If yoi. tell    them    your
love* is growing cold they don't even
glance up from their newspapers.
Mrs. X,—.N'o, 1 ut tell them the soup
growlnj cold and they jump about
leu feet.
The Transportation oi Grain
Construction of an Inland Waterway
From the Ocean to the Prairies
Is Advocated
Advocating the construction ot an
inland waterway from the ocean to
tbe prairies, as the most practical
way of making the raising of grain a
more profitable undertaking, Mr. C.
A. Dunning of Pacginu, a member of
the Saskatchewan Commission on
Grain Marketing, in addressing the
Reglna Board of Trade, advanced arguments proving the necessity for
such a waterway. Mr. Dunning is
manager of tho Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Company, with headquarters at ltegina, aud In view of the
investigations carried out by the commission of which he was a member,
is well able to deal with the question
of "Marketing of Saskatchewan
In the course of his remarks Mr.
Dunning said: "The marketing of
gruin at a country elevator is a common scene in Saskatchewan. Hero
you seo farmers marketing their grain
in the most common ot all methods.
You even see a team of oxen. Tho
grain is weighed on a platform, which
has a special arrangement for dump
log the grain into the pit, from which
it Is elevated to the top of the elevator. Later on when It Is desired to
load the grain into cars, it Is again
let into a pit and then elevated and
loaded into the cars direct from the
top of the elevator.
"A more up to date method of hauling grain to tie elevator, is by means
of the gasolene tractor, and big grain
tanks, each of which holds 120 bushels
of grain. This grain is elevated to
tho top of tho elevator and let run
down directly into the cars. In the
background it is possible to see
string of empty tanks being drawn
away. When a grain blockade occurs, It is customary to see temporary
bins erected by farmers alongside the
railway track. Luckily no such
blockades occurred during 1913, and
it was unnecessary to adopt such me
"The neit step is where the carload has been loaded, the railway com
pany has taken charge, and the grain
has been taken to Winnipeg. When
the grain arrives here, It is ready for
the Dominion government Inspection
department. First a man ' comes
along and unseals the car. Ho also
leaves a bag al the bottom of the ,-loor.
Number two comes along, and he has
In his hand v. "stabber," and also a
cloth. He climbs right Into the car.
The stabber is a hollow brass tube
with another tube inside, lilach tube
has a number of rows ot perpendicular holes. It ls deep pointed at the
bottom to allow being thrust through
the grain. It ls possible to turn one
tube inside the other. The man drives
the stabber (closed so as not to admit the grain) to the bottom ot the
car. He thon turns the tubes to permit the gral.- to enter., and by this
means draws Out what nilgh: be termed a sectional view of tl.-* grain In
tho car. He Is supposed to stab the
car iu seven different places. Having drawn the stabber out each time, it
is here the cloth comes Into play. He
draws the Inside ot the stabber out
and empties the contents on the cloth.
He can then be considered to have a
fair sample of the grain ii the car.
The samples, so secured ia too large
for Inspection so he thoroughly mixes
this large sample and puts a fair five
pound Bample In his bag. The sealer
again comes along and re-seals the
car. The samples which aye taken are
hauled on a dray to thei grain exchange whero the actual inspection
takes place.
"Six men arc the final arbiters on
all the grain which passes through
Winnipeg. Ail three railways have
largo yards tliere. When it is stated that over 1500 cars ot grain puss I
through Winnipeg daily, during the
grain season, you can readily understand tho work the inspection staff
have to do.
"On the whole I think the Inspection
staff ls to ba congratulated, although
the farmers do complain sometimes.
It is a big strain on theso men to
to bo tho constant arbiter., of the
grade of the grain.
"Next the grain Is taken to the terminal elevators, at Fort William or
Port Arthur, and tho cars ore shunted
on to what is called the "hump." It
ls made hy elevating tho railway track
six or eight feet. The cars are then
shunted hy gravity on to the switch
to which they aro Intended to go.
A splendid type of the high class
terminal elevator is the concrete
structure owned aud operated by the
Canadian Pnclllc Railway, known as
elevator "D." Thero are four sets of
track*. It holds the record for unloading, 185 cars having been unloaded
in ono day. The grain Is elevated Into the work house and passes along
endless belts into the storago tunics,
accordlug to grade, and remains there
until required to ho loaded into the
lake bouts. It Ib let out of the bottom of tho tank ou to another endless
belt which takes It hack to the work
house where It ls rc-elevatcd and run
down the spout Into the boat.
Another type of elevator is tho old
wooden type, covered with Iron sheeting. This class is rapidly passing
out of use, owing to the higher cost
of operation, tbe insurauce rate heiug
especially high on wooden elevators.
"In contrast with this old type elevator, the new Dominion Government
elevator is of concrete construction
throughout, and Is of the best typo of
coustruction, the insurance rate being tlie lowest.
"Up to now we bave been considering the course of tho large proportion
of the grain which goes through the
terminals into boats. The other method Is the loading of the car for all
rail shipments. This year on account
of the crop being early most of it has
been shipped by boat. When conditions are not so good it is sometimes
necessary to ship considerable quantities of grain all rail during that period
of the year when thc lakes are frozen.
"Fortunate is the milling company
which has Its mill located beside a
terminal elevator, as it can get tlie
very best of the wheat without diffl-
From Fort William some of tbe grain
goes by the lakes to Goderlch, Is again
transferred to cars, and carried by
rail to Montreal. Another route is by
way of Buffalo, the Erie caual or rail
to New York, while still another is
that by way of Port Colbourne, the
Wetland canal and the St. Lawrence
"Going one step further along the
path of the grain—I am t-.king the
case of grain shipped via Port Colbourne, the Welland Canal aud the St.
Laurence to Moutreal. The Dominion Government owns a transfer elevator at Port Colbourne. A large leg
reaches out from the side of the elevator next the lake boat lilts an arm.
The grain is taken up by this leg and
can be run from the top of the elevator into smaller boats. This is one of
the expenses rendered necessary, ow-1
ing to the fact that the large lake boat
cannot pass through the canal system
at the present time and Illustrates the
necessity of a deeper waterway.
(To be Continued)
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Knee Joint Still Three Years
Anyone would marvel at my recovery, writes Mr. Leonard Lotham, 0
young man well . * wn about Chatham. I had lnhrelted a rheumatic
tendency through my mother's family,
and in my early days suffered fright
fully. About threo years ago the palu
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joint. I was lame and walked with
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If Nerviline wasn't a wonderful
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One and the Same
I'm afraid, said a well-known politician, when a cabbar   came within
an inch of Lis nose, that somebody
in tlie audience haa1: lost hi*, head.
In the case of an outrage the average man feels that he has performed
his whole duty when he has written to
the papers about lt.   .
Well Fixed, Though
One doesn't hava to be particularly
sharp to cut a figure in society.
A Sliding Scale
What is the price of your milk?
Ten cents a quart.
You ean deliver it here dally, but
mind the quality is always good. I
havo a milk tester.
Then it will be five cens more.
A ."oft Answer
Hub—I wonder where the money .1
coming from for that new gown of
Wife—From the mint. I hope, denr.
I'd be sorry to think that you were a
counterfeiter. "**■
It may be only a scratch or cut to
begin with, but the deadly germs get
Into It and* soon you are a victim ot
blood-poisoning. You sny you caught
cold in the wounf. nnd it festered. Now
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You can never estimate what It is
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and what more severe test could you
apply. To try Dr. Chase's Ointment
Is to prove its unusual merit and to
keep It ulway. at hand for l.istanl use.
Smashing the Record
Sho broke the trotting record,
Suid he, "all clean and slick."
Say, talk about your steppers,
She made the rest look sick.
What horse was that? I asked hltn
My daughter 'twas, said he.
Sho broke the record lately
For the turkey trot, did she.
quickly *vst* couctis, cures colds, and heals
tht throat ud hula.       :i       II       SB casta.
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Reasonlnt, a Priori
Teacher—Did Columbus know that
ho had discovered a new continent?
Class—No; he thought It was India.
Teacher—Correct. Why did he
think he had found India?
Bright Boy—I s'pose It was 'cauae
the Inhabitants were Indians.
Hard to get rjd ot them, too. Two
or three applications ot Putnam's
Painless Corn Extractor -oftens the
thickest tissue, nnd removes it painlessly. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor removes corns, warts- and callouses quickly and painlessly. Sold
by druggists, price 25c.
By the Berlitz Method
Aunty—Wouldn't you like to study
languages, Bobby?
Bobby—I can talk two languages
now, aunty.
You can? What are they?
English and baseball.
The Demagogue Defined
Father, said a small boy, what '.a
a demagoguo?
A demagogue, my son, Is a man
who can rock tiie boat himself and
persuade everybody that there's a terrible storm r.   sea.
The Faes of Starvation
Here we aro stranded on a desert
isle nud not .. thing to et.
Wo can have soup.     Our boat has
Just turned turtle.
Hir Only Reply
Atcept my sheerest good wishes, said
And your married life henceforth, I
trust lt may be,
A long, happy one. It astonished the
What a funny Idea! was all she replied.
Ts Cure a Cold In One Day
Tablets.   Druggists refund money If
It falls to   cute.   E.   W.   GROVE'S
signature is on each1 box,.   25c.
Yellow Streak
Wigg—I don't think much of Jones,
In spite of the fact that,.he ls always
boasting of his birth and breeding.
Wagg—Well, even ln blue blood you
will often find a streak of yellow.
George Washington's Address
Miss Wheat, tho new teacher, was
hearing the history lesson. Turning to
one of the new scholars, she asked:
James, what was Washington's last
Tho now hoy arose with a promptness thut promised well for his answer.
Heaven ma'am, he said.
ties. WimtoWi SooTBiiro Sibof haa beta
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*»r.!..'.7b all PAIN *. CORES WIND COLIC, aa)
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■olutelv aair-nless. 'Be sure aad ssk lor •'Mra
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kiad. Twealy-aaMctaaUa MUIe.
In reading room—Two boys, twelve
and eight years old, looking at illustrated book.
Elder  (reading)—India-rubber tree.
Younger—Id that a rubber tree?
Elder—Yes, yoa hit that tree with
a hatchet and the hatchettll bounce
A pleasant medicine for children ie
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator,
and there Is nothing better for drlr-
Ing worms from tho system.
•-    The New Sin
Archibald, I grant you a kiss on one
condition,    You must vote for me for
Mlnard's Liniment for sal: everywhere
Left Out   .
Tommy had been naughty, and dui*
ing the day Ms mother had to punish
him. That night while saying hie
prayers at his mother's ktio* he said:
Lord bless papa, sister and grandma.   Amen!
Then, turning to his mother, he
Did you notice you weren't ln UT
Husband—I can't make out what le
wrong with my meorschaun. pipe.
There is a very peculiar taste to It,
aud it won't drav.
Wife—That is funny. It seemed ta
draw all right when Johnnie wa*
blowing bubbles with it.
Unscrambling eggs Is now one of the
chief activities iu ilnanclal circles.
Better Than Wealth
is perfect health; but to enjoy good health it is necessary
first to get rid of the minor ailments caised by defective or irregular action of the stomach, liver, kidneys
and bowels,—ailments which spoil life, dull pleasure,
and make all sufferers feel tired or good for nothing.
me Lwnat S.I. *t Aw Mtdlclca la the World)
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and those who rely upon them soon find themselves so
brisk and strong they are better able to work and
enjoy life.   For that reason alone, Beecham's Pills are
The Favorite Family Medicine
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! Heloise
t She Became an Object::
For National Protection
The nivlera Is a favorite place for
the aristocracy ot Europe to winter,
•fecial!? Ilusslans.j who ire often
ft*- to escape thelnow end Ice and
arid wliils ot tbat bleak empire. Nice,
Mentone and other points on tbe Medl-
(■rraneen tee are during tbe months ot
Becenibor, January end February
•rouged with people, wbo Ind tbere
■e'b a balmy climate and gayety.
About the middle ot tbe nineteenth
eentury en American girl sifted not
oaly wltb beauty, but e remarkable
Maatrlonlc genius, seventeen yean old.
was visiting tbe Riviera wltb ber
■otber and brother. Oue afternoon
while walking on tbe promenade on
she Mediterranean shore tbe party met
among the throng of Idlers a tall, band-
Mine young man whose light hair and
Hue eyes marked blm tor * north-1
enter. As be passed tbe girl bis gate
Was Hied upon her wltb admiration,
while sbe lowered ber g»e to tbe
These two were real personages, but
Since this Is a story rather tban an account we wtll call tbo girl Heloise
Durand and the man Count Stremoff.
llie latter woe a young .Russian, a
Member of one of tbe most aristocratic
families of St Petersburg. Be lost no
time ln discovering who was tbe girl ot
eucb striking appearance be bad met
•nd In looking for lome one to Introduce blm to ber.
Be wns successful In making ber acquaintance, and tben began a court
chip whlcb would Ukely bare but one
ending for so young a girl courted by a
nobleman handsome as e picture and
possessing the most charming man-
nets. Benin le pictured wltb doyen
feet end a disagreeable countenance.
But bis most effective work Is done
■■der tbe guise of beauty. Tbe two
letened to tbe music to be enjoyed at
Mice, promenaded on tbe sea walk and
were togetber ln sailing parties on tbe
blue waters of tbe Mediterranean
Aad all thla while tbe count was pour
Ing tnto ber ear his tale ot lore.
Tbe Durands were satisfied tbat tbe
. count's position' wss ell be claimed It
to be, end alnce Heloise was ot an age
wben a girl Is easily won sbe was not
■ rams AirDonooa hot at Tan altaii
likely to resist an extremely fsaclnnt
Ing man. European society hss always
been full of unprincipled men whose
main object Is the conquest of iromen.
but It does not appear tbat tbis American family failed scrupulonaly to observe tbe etiquette relating to tbe asso
elation of young persons of opposite
sex wblch haa always been In vogue ln
Europe The count, by asking for the
band of Miss Durand, seemed to Ind!
cate tbat bis Intentions were perfectly
One precaution, however, wss not
taken, While tbe Durands had evidence tbat Count Stremoff held tbe
rank, tbe position and tbe wealth to
which he pretended, they bad no Information as to bis character. This Is
the rock on which so many American
girls abroad, In making matrimonial
contracts, bave been wrecked. Once
satisfied as to the position of the mnn
tbey want, they ars not likely to pay
any attention to what he Is tn himself.
Tbe catalogue of Americans who have
married titled foreigners to their cost
Is large, nnd still It crows.
Count StrcmolT being a Russian, any
marriage he might make waa amenable to Russian law. Thnt law explicitly required that a marriage shonld
take place In the Russian or (.reek
church and In accordance with Ita
ceremonies. There wns no Russian
church on the Riviera, and It wss ar-
ranged that the couple be married at
tho consulate. The wedding took place,
nutting Miss Durand In tbe paradox-
leal position ef being StromofTs legsl
rife, whllo ho wos not ber legal bus
It wns arranged" thnt the Durands
nd   the count shonld  go  to   Parts.
vbere there was it (nee. church, and
;hey could be miirrlert" nccordlng to the
ftusslsn law,   Stremoff preceded the       .
H ayes tluta the Lenten season,  youth.
****** as marriage can be celebrated tf
tk* ****** ebarch. Tela tte esaal
lonbtless knew. Neverttelees, ke de*
parted, ostensibly to make preparations
te tte celebration of tbe wedding.
Wben the Durands reacbed Parts
tbey discovered tbe tact that tbe marriage making Heloise tbe legal wife la
Russia as well as otber countries could
aot be completed for aome weeks. Aud
now tbe count showed bis true character. Be need ell his persuasive powers
to lndnce tbe young girl to go away
wltb blm, assuring her thst abe wu
bis legal wife.
"Go with me," be pleaded, "to Rut*
sis, wbere we can be married according to tbe requirements of tbe Ureek
church, wbere I will be at borne and
wbere my family may attend tbe wedding. Here we must pass dreary
weeks waiting, while tbere we can be
united at once."
This waa not true. Ko couple could
be married In the Greek church during
Lent In Russia any more tban ln Paris.
The girl protested, but In vain. Stremoff seemed determined, and, becoming fearful ot bis Integrity, not dsrlng
to keep her secret longer, Heloise told
ber motber ot his solicitations.
At tbe same time rumors came to
Mrs. Durand tbat Stremoff wit a rake
and ■ profligate, without any sense at
honor whatever. Fortunately the Uo>
rands were relatives of the American
minister at Bt Petersburg and the
motber wrote him with reference to
the marriage and tbe run,ora tbe bsd
beard. Tbe ambassador wrote ber te
came at once to the capital.
Tbe fact of having the influence of
one ot so much importance at the Russian court makes thla episode In real
life one of tbe remarkable stories of tbe
world. Mrs. Durand and tbe young
brlde-the latter assumed tbe title and
name of Countess Btremoll-went te
Russia and atayed at tbe American
embassy. Tbey were Informed by the
count's brother that he was n villain
and tbat tbey had better have notblng
further to do with him.
Stremoff while drawing ■ young
American girl Into bit toils had no Idea
that she bad tbe opportunity of calllug
to her aid tbe power of tbe-Dnited
States. Ber cousin, the embassador,
took tbe matter at in indignity to an
American citisen to tbe Russian government and asked for redress for tbe
young countess. Tbe result of his representations wis in arrangement between tbe two powers tbat the pair be
officially married it Warsaw, In .Russian Poland. Tbe count, wbo by thlt
time had thrown off the mask, showing
tbst be bad Intended to make Miss
Durand hla dupe, refused to go to War*
aaw or be married.
And here cornea la among the wrongs
tbat may be perpetrated by despotic
power l case of right Probably no
otber sovereign, no head ef a republic
surely, would bave been able to compel
tbit rascal to do Justice to tbe girl be
bsd Intended to win for tbe purpose ol
deserting her when wen, except tbe
csar of Russia.
One day Stremoff received an official
document from tbe czar ordering blm
to go to Warsaw and complete the
marriage thnt be bad begun on the Riviera. An order from the autocrat of
all tbe Ituaalss to one of bis subjects Is
not to be despised. Uso wbo by a nod
can send-persons, without the sera*
blance of I trial, to work in.tbo dreaded mines ln Siberia Is not likely to be
disobeyed when he directs a man to do
justice to a woman. And the wronged
girl had behind ber tbo power of the
great American republic to re-enforce
tbe czar.
Connt Stremoff dared not disobey bis
sovereign's order, and at the appointed
time the so called wedding party met
at tbe church, the bride wearing a
black dress, attended by ber father,
her mother nnd the groom's brother,
who bad been very kind to tbe injured girl. The father bad concealed
on his person s revolver, determined
tbat it the villain refused to convey
the necessary legal rights to hla
daughter be would at least prevent his
working sny more mischief.
The bride and groom met at the altar
rail. Probably no mare dramatic
scene, certainly no more unique one,
ever was enacted In n church. The
groom was simply passing through s
form In obedience to the will of one
who held over him tbe power of life
und death: thc 'ride waa enduring an
ordeal to make ber a legal wife. Uut
for her It was a terrible crisis, knowing aa sbe did thst her father waa
armed and at tbe slightest disposition
on tlie part of the groom to recede the
ceremony would be turned Into a tragedy. She must bare prayed silently
there beforo tho altar that she might
be spared a bloody ending ot her misfortune.
Tbe priest began the marriage service, all save the bride keeping their
eyes Hied on tbe count, wondering Dy
wbat loophole, If any, be might at
tempt to escape what wua to be forced
upon blm. To all, especially the bride,
tbe service seemed Interminable. Uut
at last It waa ended, and Heloise Durand hnd become legally as well as
really the Countess Stremoff. The bride
nnd groom parted at the door ot the
cburcb, never to meet again,
Tbo Americans fled from Russia at
once, for by tbe Rusalun law the husband can Imprison, beat In every wsy
III trest his wife If he enn get his bands
on ber. They reached the border tbe
same dny nnd were safe.
What became of the groom, whether
he continued his villainy or had been
sobered hy this one experience, la not
known. The wedding took place more
than half a eentury ago, and hla nnme,
aave for thla episode, wherein he
showed his villainy, hns sunk Into oblivion. Not so his wife. She became
one of the world'a famous actresses.
Yet pf sll the dramas In which shs
ever played It Is questionable If say
wns so truly dramatic as the one in
which she had played the real, the
principal role tn tbe daya ot ber 0111/
The Tag He Plastered Upon • Famous*
English Historian.
In the "Letters of Charles Eliot Norton" Is this amusing epistle, whlcb was
written by Norton In 1S73:
The other day Fronde said to me:
"It's a great shame that some one
shouldn't keep a record of Carlyle's
talk. He never fails to say soinelliint
memorable or admirably humorous.
Wby, be called somebody the otber day
'an Inspired red herring.'"
"Pray," said I, "who Is It thnt de .
serves sucb a label!" But Froude boo
forgotten. • • • Some days afterward I asked Carlyle to whom be ban
applied tbe phrase, but be had forgotten and aald he trusted he was not to
be made accountable for all the extravagant phrases he had uttered ln
talk-there would be "verra many to
rise In judgment" sgslnst hlui-but be
wouldn't disown "tbe Inspired red her
I told sll this to Forster. nbuslng
Froude at the same time, mucb to Carlyle's amasoment whlcb waa increased
when Burster broke out: "By hcaveus,
my dear Norton, I heard that previous
utterance, but 1, too, have forgotten to
whom lt waa fitted. Mn. Forster will
remember." But when we went to tbe
drawing room Mrs. Forster could not
remember, and Forster called down
wrath on her and himself. The next
morning tbe post brought me a note
from blm at breakfaat time, which contained only the name Henry Thomas
They Are Rsmnsnts ef the Ancient
Blue Painted Britons.
Practically every Englishman Is
Anglo-Saxon by blood, but tbere still
are, accordlng-fo scientist*), one or two
corners In England where there are
colonlee directly descended from the
ancient Britons, the blue painted men
wbo, according to the history books,
Inhabited England before tbe Anglo-
Snxona killed them off.
If you came across tbem yon would
at once notice something curious about
them. They do not look like English
men at all. They nro short, as swarthy
us Spaniards, wilb very narrow beads
nnd with curiously cut profiles.
Tbere ere whole villiigcfitls of these
modern snclent Briton*, though the
rlllsgee are very few uuil very out uf
the way. lt Is tbis out of the wsyness
that has kept tbem so distinct from
the country people sround tbem.
Some of tbese villsges bave nut even
bad road communication wltb the rest
of the world till comparatively recent
One of tbese curious colonlee ts al
Dunsfold, ln Snrrey. Bedfordshire, too,
bss some villages of "black men."—
London TitBlta.
There is Practically Ne Limit ts the
Life ef Greenheart.
A most wonderful wood ia that ot
tbe tropical tree called greenheart
Thc tree belongs to the laurel family
snd Is exported mainly from the is-
laud of Trinidad and British Guiuiui.
Tbe wood Is sn nearly Indestructible
that no limit to Its life is known. It la
nscd chiefly In ship and duck building.
Ihe wood la proof against tbe white
snt on laud and the teredo In salt water. A United States government report says:
Greenheart has been known to stand
In wharves for over thirty yeara, and
logs tbnt bave rcmulned under water
for a hundred yeara are lu perfectly
sound condition.
Grcenhcart'a extraordinary resistance to decay Is probably owing to tbe
presence of an alkaloid known as hi-
blrine snd also to certain resinous substances known as tyloses. Tlio latter
are reddish brown masses of living
cells, tbat grow In solid musses within
Utile cavities that they urtco fill completely. Aa they grow with the tree
they turn black and make the wood ot
the older treea black.
At tn all tropical trees, whose growth
It continuous through Uie year, there
are no annual growth rings. The trees
probsbly do not reach maturity under J
2150 yeara. A greuubeart tree Is from
sixty to 1 hundred feet In height It
Is an evergreen without knots and bus
a broad, open crown. The wood weighs
sbout seventy-Ore pounds to the cnnlo
foot and resists a crushing force ot
12,000 pounds to tbe square Inch.—
Youth's Companion.
Three ladles aa tbey thot In an observation csr Csllfornlawnrd through tbe
superheat scenery In the world fell to
talking about dogs,
"I don't know a tblng about dogs,"
said tbe flrst lady. "They're all Just
dogs to me. If I bare a preference,
though, lt'a fur tbe cob."
"Cobs are nice—so affectionate,"
agreed tbe second lady. "But I'm no
dog sharp either. SUM, I must ssy my
choice of a dog wonld be a mustang.
They're sucb good watch dogs, sren't
"I don't know one dog from another,"
eald tbe third lady. "I just divide
them Into big dogi and little -dogs. I'm
very fond of 1 hackney, tbougb-I
mean, of course, for a lap dog."—Chicago Record-Herald. *
Her Supsrler English.
James Rost and hla daughter Janet
from Canada visited relatives In Chicago recently. Day after day Janet
and hor father went sightseeing, always together.
Janet's aunt noticing this, one dsy
suggested thst she let her father go
downtown alone some time, Jokingly
adding, "Men do not like to have women always tagging along."
"Aye, slinty, but he wahnts me," explained Janet enrnestly. "He canna
thole to atlr oot 0' tbe boose bis Isne.
Ve wsdna beleeve boo fasht he la ony
wbere wl'oot me. Ve see, falther
tna'ke sic braid Scontch that stranger
folk dlnna ken what It's a' aboot, an' I
nae tae gang wl' him tae dae the con
People ef Korea Wear tha Largest
Hats In ths World.
What would yon think or s hat that
was so large It would safely shelter
your father, mother, sisters aud yourself under It should a sudden rain*
storm come up a The men of Korea
lllte these enormous huts aud would
nut feel properly dressed without them.
These hats look like great flower puts
set on s round table alx feet across,
Tbe crowns are nine feet In height and
three Inches wide, much like a chimney uu a one story house.. How do
you suppose these large, round bead
coverings are kept un? Under the
brim Is a email, closely fitting cap, held
on by 1 padded string wblcb tics under
tbe ears. Tbe material of these hats is
bamboo, so finely split tbat It Is like
thread, and lastly tbey are varnished
to keep out tbe sun and rain and tbe
Tou know that the Korean people always wear cotton clothing, so these
big hats protect them far more tbsn
our bats possibly could. In tbe rslny
season cones of oiled pnper are attached to the big bamboo bead coverings In the shape of funnels, so, I suppose, tbst the rain pours off of tbem
Just aa water does off a duck's bsck.
A Korean keeps his bat on wben we
should take It off. Soldiers wear black
or brown folt bats decorated with, red
horse balr or peacock feathers, snd
hanging from tie sides, over the vara
and around tb r necks are oval halls
of porcelain, amber and a queer kind
of gum.—Sunbeam.
Hs ef the MM-VMsirten Age Has Gene
From Ua Forever.
The stage bero of the in Id Victorian
age wept on nil tbe available articles
of furniture when his manly heart
wua wrung. He wia> certain to observe a noble silence nt exactly tbe
wrong time, enabling the gay and
glitterlaag gcntleninu who was more
than suspected of belug nn atheist to
get tbe girl. He waa cross once In
awhile, when be was keeping another's
secret at tbo expense of his own character and somebody took blm at bis
But oh. how dependable bo wns!
How sure to meet a train or make nn
excellent omelet If tbe fragile heroine
had mislaid the cookbook! How strong
he was and how fond of carrying peo
pie upstairs. How well he brought np
bis flrst wife's children If he was a
widower, or the heroine If he wus her
guardian I
He wlll not come again-net lie nm
such as he. He hns passed, al way
wltb a certain dignity, hla heroine-
drooping curls brushing hla protoctiii**
arm. Into tbe country of last year*-,
snow, and year before last's prealdcn*
Hal candidate, aud all forgotten, Irrecoverable things. And, aa his favorite
author, the Swan of Avon. snld. "We
shall not gate upon bia like again."—
The Ungrateful Cuckoo.
To hear the cttekoo's cheery note yon
might think be had tho clearest conscience tn tbe world. He can bare neither memory nor moral sense or be
would not carry It off sn gnyly. The
most disreputable of birds, as a rule,
are guilty of nothing worse than peccadillos. Tho Jackdaw will steal for
the mere fun of the thing, fur he can
make no possible use of plate nr Jewelry. SpotTows nre, of course, notorious thieves, hut they rank 110 higher
In crime thnn the sneaking pickpockets. But the cuckoo, so to speak, Is a
murderer from his cradle. Uu violates
the sanctity of s hospitable hearth,
Ills first victims arc his own roster
Druthers, and before he tries bis wings
un Ihe first flight be Is Imbrued in
fraternal blood, like uny Aiiiurnth or
Hojazut-Loudon Saturday Review.
Not Se Dutiful.
"Where will Mis. Doha go now thst
•■oth ber daughters ars murrlod-tn ber
Kon-ln-law'a bouse In Birmingham ur
to that of her son-in-law In Leeds?"
"One wants her In Birmingham, and
tbs other wishes sbs would go to
"Wbat dutiful sons-in-law!"
"I beg yonr pardon. The one In Birmingham wants ber in Leeds; tbe ons
In Leeds wants her In Birmingham."—
Loudon Tlt-Blts.
The Basis ef Society
The wealth and strength of I country nre Its population, and the very
beat part of thnt population nre thr
cultivators of the soil, Independent
formers sre everywhere the basis ot
society as well as the true friends of
liberty.—Andrew Jackson,
Judge—Thirty days. Prlsoner-Oh,
pleaso don't send me to Jail, yonr honor. Judge-Well, then, I'll make It tSO.
How's that? Prisons!—Ktn».-Bo,ralo
Wrong Agsln,
"Thers tt nothing new nnder the
•nn," qnetsd* the gags,
"Row shout the antique furniture?"
laktd tht FeeJ.-ClndBnatl Bngnlrtf,
She Couldn't Hear Them.
"I was surprised to learn that that
man Is mar led."
"How did you learn It? Tou may he
"No chance for a mistake. He says
he ls ln favor of going hack to the old
■bin plasters and having small bills fur
5, 10, 2C and 60 cents."
"Bnt I don't see"-
"Bllls don't rattle logcther."-Huus.
ton Post
Returning a Favor.
"lt'a going tu bo wnr to tho knife,"
declared tbe suburban man, who was
reeding his chickens.
"What now?" ssked the friend.
"Wby, Blinks sent me n but ut axle
crease and advised me to use It un my
lawn mower."
"Well, I sent It back nud told him to
use It on his danghter's voice."—Lip-
Wrong Both Ways. -
"Whnt Is Hint tunc you were playing
m (lie bugle last nightV"
"That was not s bugle," replied the
cornet virtuoso rather stiffly.
"Oh, well. If you're so particular ss
ill that lt didn't sound like a tune el-
All the Land In Great Britain er Calico
te Csvtr It?
If-aud don't forget the "If—you
wero offered aa a present either nil
the Innd ln thc United Kingdom or a
piece of cheap, common calico of the
same area, wbleb would you choose?
Probsbly, without s moment's besl
tatlon, you would say. "The land" and
would Imagine tbat you had got very
mucb the better of the bargain. From
one point of view, of course, this would
be so. for land lasts longer than does
calico. On the other hand, however,
you would be choosing very much the
cheaper of the two offered gifts.
The land of the United Kingdom, In*
eluding town areas, Is estimated to be
worth £2,500,000.000. A piece of cheap
calico of the same else as tbe United
Kingdom would cost more than £9,000.*
Difficult to believe, Isn't it? Still. Ihe
facta cannot be denied. Average agrl
cultural land may bo reckoned as be
Ing worth £20 an acre; building land
say, twenty-five miles from Obarlr.f
Cross, £I(X) an acre; ten mllea from
Charing Cross. £500 sn acre. Now. a
Common' calico costs £121 an acre, n
good calico £200, while a good quaiilj
linoleum costs £7.10 snd an ordlnnr.i
Turkey carpet £3,000 an acre.—London
The Spy In the Reading Room.
An Interesting story reaches me
aaya a London correspondent of an
agent of the Russian Imperial pollct
having been stationed in tbe reading
room of the British mnaeum for tin*
purpose of noting the arrival of rcvo
lutlonarlea In England. Tbe type ot
man who Is driven out of Russia I*
generally tbe Intellectual, and I In*
reading room is probably the fir.-i
place he seeks out after bis arrival In
London. My Informant tells me that
the spy used until recently to sit at u
desk near the door, whence be could
observe everybody tbat entered and
used to work bis way steadily through
the monumental catalogue of the mn
scum, taking ont books wblch be
opened, but did not resd, In alpha
bctlca! order.
Wsleemea a Whistle.
Tt may be ag'ln th* statoots," aald
"Big Barney" O'Toole os ho lolled in
tbe assembly room of a police station,
"but whin I'm poundln' th' pavement
after midnight there's nothln' 1 like
better to bear out 'f a la-ad than n
good healthy whistle. A la-ad what's
plpln' a tune about his love or th
Blue Ridge uiount'ns u' Virginia is sol*
doui up t' nnny dlvlltry. Whin a crook
has sometliln* on hla mind he sln't ail
vertisln' himself so ye can loosen yer
grip on th' locust When ye henra tb'
la-ad wit' th' whistle bc'a yer frl'nd."
-New York Tribune.
Outfits For tha Maids.
"The mistress Is known by thc maids
that she keeps," said a critic, and he
wasn't far wrong, for certainly tbe ■
appearance of her uutids docs count
fur a great deal with a model mistress,
and sho selects their outfits wltb th*
greatest care.
There are many little niceties In outfit*! of the kind which are known only
lo iliose women wbo pride themselves
ou being particular about sucb things—
for instance, the little touch of black,
usually In the~form of loopa of narrow black velvet ribbon, wblcb distinguishes the cap of the waitress ot
lady's maid, and the goffered edges anl
long ties of the cap for tbe children's
Cape For Maids.
These cape for the maids sre Just
little oral or three cornered affairs ot
Swiss and lace and are quite Inexpensive, but how much Ihey do add ts
the triuiness of tbeir wearer's appearance! Oue of tbe prettiest of them Is
a demure little I'rlscllla cap of whits
Among the white aprons there an
aome extremely attractive stylet.
There are the white lawu princess
aprons, with straps and blhs of embroidery. The Gibson aprons nro very
pretty, with the hretcltes extended
over the shoulder and the plain straps.
If you wont your waitress to havs
one of the newest things tn aprons gel
her su apron of shadow plaid dimity,
with a ruffle of sheer embroidery.
Some smart looking models have shoulder straps formed uf Inch wide beading, finished on both edges wllh IncM
wide embroidery. Thc embroidery IS
sewed perfectly flat oa the bending, es
thut Uie strap launders perfectly.
Gingham aprons sre not the tingnltv
ly looking garments that they used tt)
be, for now tbey are made in princess
style snd gored so that they fit snugly.
Nothing can be neater ln appearance
than tbe long princess apron wltb ths
slight flare at the bottom and tbe ties
big curved pockets.
Neetnaaa In Dross.
Tbe gingham all over apron wltH
sleeves Is line for the girl who hss
tu do duty as both cook nud waitress,
as sometimes bsppens. for this apron
can be slipped on over the white ons
wben tbe kltcben work Is being duns
and tben doffed in sn instant whea
waiting on tuble la the task In band.
As to the dresses for tbe maids, tba
very neatest nre those of black sateen.
Mohair ls more expensive, but ajhedg
the dust easily and keeps its lines welL
In lighter weight materials there srs
pretty blue chambrays and clean looeV
Ing percales.
Collars and Cuffs.
Tbe pattern of tbe collars snd cuff!
that tbo maids shall wear ia largely a
matter of personal. preference. Tba
lawn collars and culls are always la
good style. Tbey come wltb botb tbs
plain hemstitched and the embroidered
Tbe stiff turnback cuffs are still extensively used, but tbe straight three
Inch cuff with Just tbe one listening
and a little flap Inside to fasten lt ts
tbo sleevo Is a much better model and
seems to be rapidly gaining favor.
Tbe bishop collars opening In back
bave two buttons. Tbe turndown eoV
|*4ars, wblch many maids prefer because
tbey sre so much cooler, are neat
They come witb botb the round anl
pointed corner*.
Comfortable shoes sre a most necessary part of a maid's outfit Those
sboes sbould be soft and pliable.
SH. Would Gat Even.
Tired out with nn afternoon's shopping, the mother sat back In her easy
chair to recite In detail the afternoon's
experiences to s sympathetic home circle
"And to cap It sll I met that horrid
Annie Green, und she was very Impn
dent to me as usual," she walled.
"Tbo mean thing," sympathetically
snapped out sli year old Ella. "Why
didn't you Impudent ber right back?"—
New Vork Sun.
No One te Lean On.
•'What's tho matter,,Tummy?"
"Oh. I'm tired of school. I'd like to
go to bed for a week."
"Why. bow's that?"
"Weil, yoll see. I'm in n very awkward position. I wns next lu the buy
at the bottom of tbe clnss—and he'a
left—Manchester Guardian.
Perse voronee.
Few things are Imposallile In them-
■elves. It Is not so much means ns
perseverance that Is wanting to bring
Ihem to s successful Issue.-Rocbefou-
Life without liberty Is Joyless, hnt
life without joy may hs greet The
irastnaai at life Is uerlBce.-Oni.la,
Ho Forged.
Troller-When young Biffklna left
college a few yenrs ngo. he declared he
wns going to forge his way to the
front. Did he mnke good? Homer-
As a forger-yes. no's now occupying
a front row cell In tbe penitentiary.—
Chicago News
Life's Changes.
Life Is full of changes.   One day we
bare an office eat nnd no catnip, and
tbe next day We Bits* plenty of catnip
and no cat-Toledo Blade
Wotildst thon subject all things to
thyself? S.blect thyself to reason-
Improving tho Voice.
A really important fact in life the
speaking voice plays, though apparently few women realize It. Mnny of ut
rlnge when u friend speaks, and even
f we know how the defect uf the disagreeable voice can he remedied fow
*if us have the courage tu mention It
I'rum the educational [mint of view
tho matter seems grossly neglected.   It
*> not such a difficult matter to learn
11 speak at the right pitch.   Otic can
earn 10 do so and become unconscious
f It after e little.   Self consciousness
whicli expresses Itself in ll voice which
sounds as If onc Is "dunning" all the
time l.i almost as objectionable us the
natural   squeak.     If    vuice   training
could be included In the ordinary curriculum of the scboul the Americans
would he n much pleasanter speaking
Voices that are naturally harsh, metallic ar nasal can be greatly Improved
by private study. Speaking exercises
to tbe piano arc a wonderful help, and
for this purpose any book of singing
exercises may be chosen, ami the tonic
sol-fa or tlto five vowels, in conjunction with various consonants, nra '
spoken Instead uf sung un one note at
a time. Modulating und placing ths
voice In such a manner us to carry
well across a large space can also be
achieved wllh careful practice. Ts
study this an excellent method Is ts
stand nt tho end of a room nnd real
out loud, forming each word carefully
and well from the lips, taking care not
to let the voice drop back ln thc throat
st thc ends of the sentences.
How few people can whisper properly! II ts often merely a husky crook
or quite Inaudible. The secret of S
clear whisper Is to drop the voice *t
low as It wtll go and apeak with IM
lips, tbe lip movement helping to convey nearly as ■ach aa the seLral
sound, 1 MBi'JBlaAlSDISK, CUaibf.MaAl'iL"
Dorothy Francis Specials in
House Dresses
This pretty style is iu n goorl assortment of colored
checks,* tlie blouse aud waist line piped in
colors to n.il'.oli.
Colors—Pink,  Sky. Navy mul
Ildiii.     Sizes 3-t'to 40,
Price $1.25
A substantial and .stylish dress made of a good quality
striped gingham,   The neck revere, cuffs, and
waist are all piped in plain colors to match.
Colors — Navy, Tun Sky and
Price $1.25
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
David Stephenson, provincial
chief constable for this part of
the Island with headquarters at
Nanaimo, arrived by auto on
Tuesday and returned an Wednesday.
Robt. H. Wendeborn of Vancouver arrived by last night's
train and assumed the duties of
Dominion Telegraph Operator at
thc post office this morning in
place of Thomas Home who resigned.
George Thompson, coroner and
government agent at Nanaimo,
arrived on Tuesday and held an
inquest the same evening on the
body of William Shyles who was
accidently killed at No. 8 shaft.
"Services will be held Grace
Methodist Church tomorrrw,
both morning and evening. In
the morning at 11 o'clock a reception service will be held for
those joining the connection and
some who have recently come
among us and are transferring
their membership by letter from
other communities. In the evening at 7 o'clock a memorial service will be held for the late
Judge Abrams. At the close of
:the evening service the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be administered.
Miss Dency Smith, milliner of
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
j West Cumberland.
A Court of Revision to hear antl
decide complaints against the
Assessment Roll of the City of
Cumberland for the year 1914
will be held in the City Council
Chambers on Wednesday, May
6th, 1914, at 7-30 p.m.
Citv Hall, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B. C.
March 27th. 1914.
No. 8 Mine School.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for No. Mine School,"
will be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Tuesday, the 19th day of May, 1914, for
the "erection and completion of a two-
mom school-house at No. 8 Mine, Cumberland, in the Comox Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the
1st day of May, 1914, at the office of
Mr. J. Baird, Government argent, Cumberland; Mr. A. J. Sutherland: Secretara of
the School Board, Cumberland; and the
Department of Works, Victoria.
By application to the undersigned, contractors may obtain a copy of the plans
and specifications for the sum of ten
dollars ($10) which will be refunded on
returning same in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of Canada,
made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum equal
to ten per cent, of tender, which shall be
forfeited if the parly tendering decline to
I enter into contract when called upon to do
so, or if fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
| be returned to them upon the execution
i of the contract.
| Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
'. with the actual signature of the tenderer,
! and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
| accepted.
! Deputy Minister of PublicWorks Engineer,
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.
April 28th, 1914.
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
31.fi. ta-sfflfls
giitno Tuner .
Makes regular visits to Cumberland representing the George A.
Fleetcher Music Co. of Nanaimo.
Orders left at the Islander Office
will receive prompt attention.
jj. fJlullhic- ikllvit'Oll
DiUTlatir. s„ll**it„r
at NntHiy I'lllilit*
tHuuirfi Ul SirliU*
llMinlirrlaun."ll. li".
Day old chicks, White Leghorn
$15.00 per 100. Hatches from
March to May. Hatching eggs
for sale $6.00 per 100.
Skinner & Blenkhorn,
Nanaimo B.C.
Eggs for hatching from white
leghorns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 295
and 261, $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nanaimo B.C.
Late Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Coseley Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Derwent AVB.
or P. O. Box 112,
. OL E&marbfi
"Trurtirr uf Music
|jue Musical IHrectui* nf tfietnrlli Theatre,
Wlngatt* aud liurluun; Rttmlull Wlllituns
Flclure Jt vaudeville Then! re. Ftfrr-'hill,
lltirliiain ; hue OnMiiist mul Cliiiiriija-lei
„f:St Ull. ,11 fl'ImltlveMetllielMl'llzol lia.il,
llmliiuit, Knglulul.
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc.
Terms Moderate
A paly-
P.O.Box398, Cumberland,B.C.
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
12 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
Agent fin* llie
Alex H-.--.-lt*-Niin, Proprietor
Kfttlnmtej, ami DeKlptis ftirniitlieil
un Application
Pendants, Necklaces
Cut Glass, Cutlery
Cumberland, B. C.
With its snowclad mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fields in tlie foreground) it makes a picture worth painting
We do not sell to Asiatics.
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We have only
A Few Waterfrontage Lots
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with your family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fishing, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get back
RING  UP  36.
British Columbia Investments Ltd. CourtBry
HARRY   IDIENS,   Manager.
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors


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