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VOL. V., No. 2
^HuhScciption price, $1.50 per year
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Siup«MUd Swtmca GWwi to
Local Mm—Joe Angelo gets
Four Yoars.
New Westminster, March 23—
Following is given a summary of
the sentences imposed at New
Westminster today at the close of
the special assizes held to dispose of the Nanaimo riot cases.
The list will be seen to be divided
into two sections. First there are
more than one score of men
headed by Joe Angelo, who were
tried and convicted in hearings
since thc fiat of the year and
who came forward today for
The second section contains
some of the fifty-two whose cases
remained last week when an
agreement was reached between
counsel on both Bides to end the
assizes. In only two of these
cases were jail sentences imposed
In others named suspended sentence was allowed and in about
twenty the crown had withdrawn
the charges. Here are the details:
Tried and Convicted
Joe.Angelo, Extension, four
R.   Haddow,    Nanaimo.
W. Wardell, Nanaimo one year.
A. Jordon, Nanaimo. one year.
R Gowland, Nanaimo. one
year. *»
F. Ceirello, Nanaimo. one year.
H. Martin, Nanaimo. one year.
R W. Smith, Nanaimo. one
A. Wardell, Nanaimo. suspended sentence.
A. Goia, Extension, susbended
C. E. Bartholomew, Extension,
time already served.
A. Hamilton, Extension, time
already served.
Ben Dominic Extension, one
Baird, Nanaimo, already served
J. Storey, Nanaimo already
served. *m _
V. Lee, Nanaimo, suspended
J.W. Place, H.LA., already
J. Hodginson, Nanaimo, post
G. Steele, Nanaimo, suspended
A. Murdock, Nanaimo, suspended sentence.
W. Cummins,  Nanaimo,
pended sentence.
H. Meikle, Nanaimo, suspended sentence.
Pleaded    Guilty   to   Unlawlul
Tom Cowler, Nanaimo, six
months from date of arrest; been
in jail four months.
A. Renaldy, Nanaimo, six
R. Griffiths, Nanaimo suspended sentence:..
R. Harkle, Nanaimo postponed
From Extension-A. Becky,
Fairhurst, J. Gilmour, A, Greenwell, I. Greenwell, A. Hunter,
Marshall, O'Neill, Rice, Quigley,
Struthers, Taylor, Vangor, Voy-
ovsky-all on suspended sentence.
From Cumberland—W. Naylor.
Va'gatim'i^Banaski, Bramley,
Barnes—all on suspended sentence.'
From*Nanaimo—Dugan, Gibson B. Mills, G. Miller, C. Young,
Svoysky, S. Barker, S. F. Conner,
J. Dean, W.Hoy, G. Moore, De-
paulin, R Rafter—all on suspended sentence.
New Westminister, March 23;
The official signal of the close of
the Nanaimo riot assizes came at
noon today when twenty-four
miners from Extension, Nanaimo
and Cumberland who had been
convicted of rioting and unlawful assembly, marched down the
street from the provincial jail
to the courthouse. Among them
and manacled, were Joe Angelo,
the Italion, international organizer of the United Mine Workers
of America and Ben Dominic,
another union offical, J. W. Place
L.A., also walked in the
solemn procession.
It was at noon today that Mr.
Justice Morrison, practically concluded the last case of the special assizes when he sentenced
some of the men to varying terms
of imprisonment, released others
on suspended sentence, and
allowed still others to go free,
the terms they have already
served in jail standing as their
The courtroom was crowded to
capacity. The sixty odd accused,
for these men from the jail were
joined by others who had been
out on bail, filled the entire space
usually occupied by lawyers, jurors and courtroom attendants.
Those who had been out on bail
filled long rows of seats on the
judges right. The jail contingent
on his left. Dominic and Angelo
were placed just in front of the
prisoners dock. Counsels present
were Mr. Dunbar Taylor and Mr.
T. B. Shoebotham for the crown.
Mr. Arthur Leighton and Mr. I.I.
Rubinowitz for the accused.
President Robert Foster, of the
Nanaimo local of the U. M. W.
A., was seated beside the defence
Joe Angelo, who had been
guilty on six counts, was the
first man asked to stand up.
I am not guilty of the
charges and I have a wife and
four children" he said with a
break in his voice, when his lord
ship asked him what he had to
Much Damage Resulted.
Speaking for the prisoner, Mr.
Lieghton besought clemency on
the ground that he was an alien
and a married man. He said that
he had been brought to British
Columbia as an interpreter for
the purpose of inducing his
fellow workmen to join the
union, and that anything he had
done had been a legitimate endeavor to better conditions.
"Yours is a very grave
offence," said the judge, "and
there are very few extenuating
circumstances. You are a member of a powerful organization,
and no doubt your family will be
taken care of. The fact that you
are an alien is hardly a circumstance in your favor. Your
appearance here synchronized
with the outbreak. Your influence led these other men to do
what they have been found
guilty of. Whether you have been
a tool or not of others, 1 have my
own view as to that."
The judge commented upon the
fact that a great deal of damage
had resulted from the offences
that Angelo had been accused of.
He sentenced him to four years
in the penitentiary.
A. Wardell of Nanaimo put
forward the extenuating circumstances that he had served five
months and had an aged mother.
He assured the judge that then
would be no recurrence of thc
offence for which he was convicted if he were allowed out or,
suspended sentence. This his
lordship consented to.
Goie was also allowed out oi
suspended sentence, Mr. Justio
Morrison remarking that the fact
that his wife had made an appeal
on his behalf was the reason foi
the clemency extended to him.
Speaking on   behalf of   Mr.
Place-M.L.A., Mr.  Rubinowitz
urged that as good as being let
out on suspended sentence, His
accused be sentenced to the tei i
of imprisnonment, correspond^*
to the time that he had alreadj
spent in jail. He pointed out tht
in this way the   right   of   Mi
Place to sit in the Legislatur
would not be imperilled, Unde
the consituation and provincitt
Professor E. B. Fernow, the
prominent authority on Forestry,
writing in last issue of the
"Forestry Quarterly" on the
Timber Royalty Bill says that
with ita enactment the Province
of British Columbia takes the lead
in modern and efficient timber
land administration/
Professor Fernow said: "Avery
important and very sane readjustment of royalties for timder
licences has been embodied in the
Bill by the British Columbia
Minister of Lands, Tha Hon.
William R Ross. The Minister of
Lands, who was responsible for
the establishment two yearB ago
of an efficient Forest Service,
has boldly taken hold of the situation and solved the problem of
equitable dealing in a most practical manner."
"It gives stability to the lumber business for forty yeara without fear of disturbances, and,
while we miss provisions for improved forestry practice, at least
the finanical side of the gover-
ment interest is better taken care
of, and changes to introduce
forestry methods are foreshadowed."
"With this legislation British
Columbia takes the lead in Canada
in modern and efficient timber
land administration, which, by
passing into hands of a Forest
Service promises a final forest
managment for the future."
Chicago, March 24—The conference which has been in progress
here for several days between
officers of the Unitied Mine
Workers of America and bituminous coal operator! of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois Indiana ended
in no settlemeut being reached.
Although the present wage scale
ends at the of the week officials
of the U. M. W. of A. are still
confident of a new wage scale
being adopted, and state another
conference will be held in the
course of a few days.
The operators say the next
move must come from thi U. M,
W. of A.
Dr. Geo. K. McNaughton's auto
has left the repair shop polished
up giving it a new appearance.
doubt as to the legality of his
position if he were out on suspended sentence.
Mr. Justice Morrison remarked
chat the plea of the counsel had
iltered his proposal. He said that
he attorney general would be the
ast man to desire that the seat
>f a colleague should be vacated
through a technicality. His lord-
ihip agreed to the request, and
addressing Mr. Place to use his
nfluence to preserve order in
J. Hodginson, who was a cani-
late for the Nanaimo mayorality,
nust wait for the close of the
issizes, which will be in a day or
wo, before his case is diseased
■f. Mr. Rubinowitz pointed out
that t °e riot charge in his case
d f» ed, but the judge replied
•hat .. a businessman he had no
ri-,.. to take part in an unlawful
....embly of the miners.
. doctor's certificate and the ap-
eal of his wife saved Mr. Steele
/ho was given suspended sen-
ence. The fact that Murdrck had
. large family, obtained for him
he same leniency. W. Cummins
aid he had an old mother at
....   . iome whom he had to take care
elections act.there would be some| if.
Local News on back page.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Weir
were passengers by Tuesday's
incoming train from a visit to
Peter Anderson of the City
Hall picture show returned from
from a trip to Alberta on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Wesley Willard who has
been attending the High Court
of Foresters at Chiliwack returned by Sunday mornings train.
A. G. Slaughter has sold out
his butcher business to E. J.
Griffiths of Hornby Island who
will take it over on April 1st.
, Miss Brown of the hospital is
on a visit to Harrison Hot Springs
for the benefit of her health.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clinton left by Tuesday's train for
Nanaimo and returned on Wednesday evening.
The residents [new comers] of
West Cumberland are planting
their gardens with flowers. Bit
ter weeds have grown down there
long enough, the change is good
for all.
Jos. Hunter consulting engineer of the Canadian Collieries left
for Victoria on Sunday.
Chief constable David Stephenson of Nanaimo visited this district on Tuesday and Wednesday
on a'tour of inspection.
t* .-■■'••■
J, R, Lockard, general manager of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. accompanied
by Mrs. Lockard arrived on Sunday evening from a visit to
Victoria and Ladysmith.
The Ladies Aid of St Georges
Presbyterian Church has decided
to postpone their bazar and sale
of work until a date to be set in
the month of May. Particulars
"Religion and Business" will
be the subject discussed at the
Methodist Church tomorrow
evening. Hours of service: lla'm.
and 7 p.m. Sunday School and
Adult Bible Class 2-30 p.m.
Strangers cordially weldomed.
J. V. Nordgreen has been
passing out the cigars since the
25th inst. Its a girl, all doing
fine. Mrs. Edward Baldwin in
attendance giving first class
It is reported that all the miners who are property holders in
Nanaimo have signed up with the
Western Fuel Company to return
to work as vacancies may occur.
Their names no doubt will be
placed on the waiting list.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Union and Comox District Hospital will hold their regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs.
C. H. Tarbell Third Street on
Thursday April 2nd, when final
arrangements will be made for
the Calico Ball which will be held
in the Cumberland Hall on April
Rumors are afloat that the U.
M. W. of A. will discontinue the
stipend given to this Island on
May 1st. It is said the Washing-
ton operators are dissatisfied
with the amount of coal produced
at the Island collieries, the U. M.
W. of A. failing to keep the
mines i
Edmonton, March 24 - Final
plans have been filed for the
route of the Canadian Northwestern Railway, which is the
name under which the Canadian
Northern system is being extended into the Peace river country.
The grade is completed on the
road practically as far as White
Court, near the confluence of the
McLeod and Atht 1 as >a rivers.
The line will follow the valley of
the Athabasca for about fifty
miles on the south side, crossing
the McLeod by a separate bridge.
The line will cross the Smoky
river aboiitSJhree miles from thej^
confluence of the Wapiti. It will
pass just south of the town of
Grand Prairie between Saskatoon
and Bear Lakes.
Presentation  Made to
of Choral Society, E. T,
The following letters are self-
House of Commons,
Ottawa, March 161914.
Harry Indiens Esq.
Deor Sir:—
lam trying to arrange, after
the contract for the wharf is
completed, to have a gangway
and float built separate from the
present contract, which will cost
in the neighbor hood of $350.00
I trust same will be satisfactory,*
Truly yours.
H. S. Clements.
Victoria, March 20th 1914
Harry Idiens, Esq.
Dear Sir;—
In replying to your letter of
March 14 we expect to locate a
flag stop somewhere near Royston on the Cumberland road but
have not fixed the exact location.
This will be done as soon as the
track reachesathere, which will
be in about another six weeks.
Yours Truly.
H, E. Beasley,
General Superintendent,
E.&N. Railway.
Mr. T. E. Bate announces the
engagement of hia'third daughter
Muriel Lucy Montague, to Mr.
Carlyle Alva Quinn, son of
George Quinn, of Vancouver. The
marriage will take place in May.
It is reported that the U. M.
W. of A. local officals while- away
on a trip are able to cash cheques
amounting to $150 and up as high
as $250. We would be pleased to
publish the U. M. W; of A's
financial report,
Worker returns good for evil.
One of our local teamsters while;
hauling coal was stopped the
other day by a lady staker who
had been very abusive in the
early days of the so called holiday
even going so far as to poke the
team«'ter with an umbrella while
returning from work.and asked
him for a couple of lumps of coalJ
The teamster opened his. generous heart and gave her some coal
Time changes all things..
Football match at t*oe sports
grounds tomorrow, Cumberland
vs Bevan, kick off at <*, p.m. This
promises to be a exciting gatne.
To lovers of good music, the
concert given by the Cumberland
Choral Society in the Methodist
Church last Thursday evering
under the efficient leadership of
Mr. E. T. Searle provided an
evening's entertainment of a clasa
only too rare in Cumberland. The
exceedingly good work accomplished with the twentyone voices
assembled is a revelation of what
might be done with a little more
enthusiasm on the part of the
public and breeds the hope that
those original members of the
society who dropped by the way
during the long and tryirg process of trying during the winter
will find their way back to the
Where every number of the
program maintained such a high
stanard of merit it is difficult to
discriminate, but some numbers
seemed to deserved especial mention. We are not accustomed to
attending High Mass and confess
to being a little rusty on our
Latin, but we could at least appreciate the appropriateness and
dignity of the opening "Ecce
Quam Bonum." "The March of
the Men of Harlech" was given
with a good spirit, and had it
come a little later when the audience had awaked to the fact that
they were receiving a real musical
treat, and the choristers themselves had recovered from the
chill of the empty front seats, it
would certainly have received an
encore. " The Victors' Return"
was also a fine piece of tone
coloring well rendered. Mr. J.
Spears is always sure of a cordial reception and in reponse to
his "Just a Wearying for You"
received the only bouquet of the
evening. We could not see of
what flowers the bouquet was
composed, as Mr. Spears is very
modest 'about such honors, but
we think it was made up mostly
of local bloort. The quartette "A
Nocturne" by Messrs Edwards,
Darling, Mumford and;McLorie
was well receved. "By Babylon's
Wave" we thought one of tho
finest numbers of the evening
and the fact that it did not receive an encore does not commend particularly to us the
musical discrimination
audience. Mendelssohns
ing   Song'
of   the
was also excellent.
"The Owl and the Pussy Cat"
was the only humorous number
of the evening and the hearty
encore it received, as well as the
evident appreciation of the singers in rendering it, indicated that
a little more in the same line
would have served as a relish for
the more serious numbers,  "The
Lost Chord" received the encore
which it richly merited. Mr. Mc
aLorie's solo work in this number
left the hope with some that we
might hear him in solo numbers-
Mr. Edward's organ solos were
enthusiastically    received,    the
firs'., number being particularly
fine. Miss Strang's al o and Miss
Copp in the sopranos were strong
features of the chorus work.
We are glad to hear thatjt
the close of the entetainmehTtne
members of the society presented
their leader, Mr. E. T. Sear).-;
with a diamond pin as an ewjsf'-
ion of their appreciation wTfis
efficient leadership. His untiring
energy, his musical enthusiasm
and unfailing courtesy are coupled with a musical taste and
training which make him a leader whom Cumberland delights, to
Wart, Lock ft Co., Limited, Lett
dm, Melbourne and Toronto    .
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Hetlierlngton stood firm and erect
now, vith amis folded across his
cheat Supposing lie operates; supposing it's successful, at 1—1 remember, and remembering, know that 1
did '•'41 Oscar Soral; what then?
Ho was torturing ber now he knew,
bin he couldn't help lt.
You will tell tho whole story and
you will give yourself up I i pay whatever penalty the law exacts. As I
have said, whatever tlie results, wc
Khali never n'.ict again after it la
known, But 1 shall alwnys love you.
l*'or love is soinethlcs beyond our
power to control.
Hetherington bowed his head, anil
Slowly crossing the room, opened the
door. I have been tt coward, but you
have made a ma., of .no, he said
loarsely. I'll se,*, Murray toi.ight;
I'll tell him everything; lie shall perform tlie opetation. Good-bye. God
bless yon.
He didn't see kei pass out; he Just
heard the faint ru6tle of her petticoats, and a sweet perfume, like gorse,
•drifted towards him as she left. Then
he closed tho door, and stumbling to
the chair by the fireplace where sho
* ad sat. he kn**lt down and buried his
face in his bands.
Hetherlngton not only felt a man,
but he rclt as If he were young
man again. And ho found himself
wondering almost light-heartedly what
Ms rcai age was. A load had beet
removed from his mind; tho terrible
sense of oppression which had followed lilm everywhere was now gone.
For some time after Peggy Mehon
was gone, he marveled at himself, or
rather at the change which had been
He had made up his mind to an operation; he knew without any hesitation that li. would be a dangerous oue.
He would go ''own into tho shadow of
death; yet fear which had always dogged hlB footsteps, was now absent. And
ho knew at last the miracle which had
happened; he was no longer alone!
Jutt one person In tho world knew
lilm. He sat down and laughed as he
repealed this information to himself,
and then he fell to wondering how
many acquaintances, friends and near
relations the average man possessed.
Scores, pcrliaps hundreds! But ho
didn't envy Ihem r.ow.
He—a lonely man In a world of men,
had at last touched hands with another human being! The dreadful
harrier of loneliness and silence had
been broken down.      —
Ho loved and was loved! For tho
moment, there wns no room for any
thought but that. The fact that love
was shut out by another insurmountable barrier  didn't  seem  to  matter.
He had found, to lose, the greatest thing on earth, hurt him not at all.
tt was as If he had taken his place
among manlc.Lc. for the first time in
his short life—the life he remembered.
He could lovo—and with a sudden
thrill, he **ellzed that he could hate,
too. But lie eould pity and he could
pardon. And at last he could remember!
Remember something unforgettable
that had happened an hour ago,
which might havo happened a century. He knew It was the tblng
which men may remember after dcatii
—the sounl of a woman's voice, the
touch ot ono worn, ii'r fingers, the
sceut of her .inir. expressing for him
the perfume of her soul.
He was no longer alone and so he
could now face anything! Death or
llfo; suffering aud parting; even the
Salt Rheum Began with Itching and
Burning. Watery Pimples, Cuticura Soap and Ointment Cured
In Two Weeks.
Xi'Aum A BrllUnt*; Qim.— " I -suffered with
alt rheum for nlno month!!. It lir-uin by
(telling hnd. burn In;! nnd
my liands broke out In
watery pimplea and 1
conhl not sloop, only
) scratch my bands nnd
they would blood. Tha
pimples v.iTc Miiuli und
while,   about  tlm  h/o
Uf pill llCatia flllril  with
water.   I could nut put
my hands la water at all.
"I trlod , and ■ ■ but
found no relief until I used Cuticura Soap
and Ointment. I put tho Cutlcura Ointment on my hands after washing them with
tho Cutlcura Soap and in two weeks they
were perfectly cured." (Signed) Miss
Uridgct A. Briaud, May 17,1013,
The following is a most effective and economical treatment: Ccnily smear tho affected parts with Cuticura Olnimcnt, on tho
end ef [he finger, but do not run, VViyjh otT
the Cuticura Ointment In flvo minutes with
"Cuticura Soap ond hot water and continue
.lathing for somo minute*,, Thla treatment
Is, bostt on Ct1"? *"'' rltM"^ . -*y* <"b"
tltncS ui! Cutpilra Soap *rJ,*iy for llio I**?!!***
and bath, to assist In provcntlng inflammation, Irritation and clogging of tho pores.
Cutleura Soap and Ointment snld everywhere ForllberalfreosaniplRoreaeli, Willi
32-p. tool*, aend post-card lo Poller IJrug
*Caacm. Corp., Dopt. D. Uoston, U. S. A.
11. S87
I ghastly knowledge .hat li. had Killed,
while under some terrible influence,
'during which liis better nature slept
(and bis othe. unknown self was free
:to use the laser nature uirmant in
j every man.
! Peggy's words weie burnt upon his
*h.art: If 3 ou only knew, nothing
j would matter. For you're brave.
! When oue knows the worst, one can
In! «ays face the worst.
And soon perliai.s he would know!
Tbe Inter*.low with Hurray would
! not be easy after what had passed
between them, ond lletheringion sat
I down to write ,1 letter, asking lilm to
[ come to dinner that evening, hinting
at the object of his Invitation.
He had just rung tor the butler and
told liim to give tlie letter to one of
the grooms te   deliver   iiameilialely,
when a telegram j-rrived.      Ho said
j "No mswer" before tearing open the
' little buff envelope      It eould only be
! from  Carmen 1   The  memory of his
wife sapped his sirengtli for the moment.
The signature on the message
caught his eye lirst—"Silas Saluzo."
Ho had temporarily forgotten lilm.
"I am coming up to Bee you tomorrow. Believe I have made Important
discoveries which perhaps it would
be wiser to transmit vert ly.
The message had been handed In at
Paddington Station; perhaps the private detective had already started!
Hetherington's flrst thought was to
stop him. Ho didn't want to sec the
man ever fgatn now. Moreover, if
the operation was successful, he
would know everything—moro titan a
third person could ever discover, lt
Was not the past which mattered
much, only those two or three hours
from the moment he found himself lying esido bis motor-car on the moorland road.
Hope burned brlghU-f in his breast,
though he tried to qfrcnch tlie flames
and r.ot to speculate on what might
have happened. Yet the l*'.ea came
to him that the blow he bad received
on liis head might have been given
by human agency. Instead of having attacked and killed, he might have
been attacked. It was strange lie had
never thought of that before! At tho
time, Murray had comment! J on the
severe blow he bad received, its shape
and position. Then there was thi
curious fac' of his chauffeur lying
some distance from the car dead—
and tbe motor-car itself practically
uninjured. It was madness to speculate; lt was hopeless to think! But
he was only human, and thoughts now
refused to b* controlled. He again
looked at Saluzo'r. telegram before destroying it; it was despatched at 0.00;
ns far as he k *ew, there was not another train arriving at Bordlelgh that
evening. But Saluzo might have
come down by the night ma:i, which
after stopping nearly everywhere, arrived the next morning atout seven
o'clock. Just the sort of thing the
American would do!
He didn't want to see hint; he did
not want him to be seen at Cranby
Hall. Peggy's brave fiftrless confession bad altered everything.
He waited Impatiently for Doctor
Murray'3 reply to ills invitation and
gave a sigh of satisfaction when It
came; tlio local surgeon would be
with him at 7.30. An hour to wait!
Having como to a decision, ho was
intolerant of delay, but he spent tlie
time with the aid tf an old legal boon
he had found in one of the cases,
drawing np tlio simplest form ot will
possible, which, when lt was complete
he made two ot his Heroin's witness.
He loft the major portion ot his
fortune to his wife, the whole of the
Cranby Hall estates with some vested
funds sufficient to bring In a thousand
pounds a year, absolutely to Peggy
Mehon, a sub-Btain!al bequest to Dr.
Murray and McTurggot, am", small legacies to some of tiie other scrvantB.
He sent tlie will, with a brief explanatory letter to his solicitor, Mr. Ur*in-
ald Fofmby.
Ho had hardly finished changing for
dinner, when Murray was announced.
So far, Hethe-ington had drunk
whatever bis butler bad given him;
now ho took tho trouble to Inquire into his cellars and fjiind thoy contained nine very flue vintages ot sherry
and champagne and port. And a bottle of each was opened.
The Doc'or show*ed nt signs of embarrassment at bis mooting with Hetlierlngton and the meal passed pleasantly enough, hunting, lacrosse and literature being the topics of conversation.
Not until tht servants had gone, and
the wine and cigars were under consideration, did llclhetlngton explain
lho object of his invitation,
Then a change came over Mitrroy;
the muscle:; round bis niout'.i lightened, his eyes ,;rew bright and keen.
1 saw Miss Mellon just before I received your letter. She told me yo"
wanted to seo me, gave tne a hint r.j
to what you required, and begged mo
not to disappoint you. Professionally
of course, my services would al" 'ays
be at your disposal; Inco she has
anything in my pov.-er to help you.
ilelhoringtor nodded, and for a few
moments smoked a cigar la silence.
Thanks, ho said suddenly. 1 know 1
can trust you. Not long ago we were
in danger of 'iccon.ing ciicmies, but 1
feel now as If we were almost friends.
Again he smoked f a while without
speaking ::nd Murray waited. 1 have
been living I tely under :*, great shadow which follows 1110 wherever I go.
which makes life insupportable. I
am not going to tell yo.: my secret—
yet. But if you're able to dispel this
shadow sou shall know everything.
You'll have a right to know. Wt both
love tlie sane woman; but I don't
think 1 shall ever see her again.
(To bs Continu:*!)
Couldn't Stand the Shock
Maude—Poor Mrs. Frales fainted on
a street car.
Edith—Crowded car, I suppose, and
the poor thing had to stand up until
she collapsed,
.Viaudt***«"\"o' on the contrary, every
man in the car arose and offered his
seat when sho entered, and she swooned.
Von Hat/.—Yer know, 1 haven't paid
out a cent for repairs cr. my old car.
O'Catz—Yes, so the owner ot Do
Stew's garago told me
in thj Public Eye
After all, the t.win was only forty
minutes behind time, so tbe station-
master was perfectly justified in feeling pleased with himself, the railway,
and the world ln general.
A solitary waiting passenger was
morbidly weighing himself at an automatic machlne.and when he Btopped
off it the jovial official proceeded' to
talk to nim.
Wonderful ihlag the railway system
sir! he chirped. I do really believe
that even the general pnbllt Is at last
beginning to realize tbe marvelois
Improvements thut have taken place
on this line in recent years!
That's true, answered the morbid
one. I know of no line that has so
many things constantly in tho public
eye as this one!
The station-master was delighted.
I am more t;.an glad to hear you say |
so, sir, ho chuckled, rubbing his bands
togetber. Ar.d would you mind naming them?
The waiting passenger looked pen*
Blvely down the platform.
Cinders! sa'.d he.
Na-Dru-Co laxatives
sre different in that they
do not gripe, purge nor
cause nausea, nor does
continued use lessen their
effectiveness. You cau
^ always depend oa them.
25c. a box at your
Druggist's,    im
. Italians! Oral aaa* Chenleai C:
al (tasis. UBlt.a.
Br-|n Exercise
There bas been sorlous trouble In
a certain school. One of tbe teachers said ho was no believer ln the old
hackneyed systen*. of teaching.
What ls wanted, said he, ls something which will make tho children
think and reason tor themselves. Mere
uddition and subtraction aro too mechanical.
In accordance with his Ideas, he
gave his ptip.ls ono hundred questions
of wblch the following is a specim-n.
What is It that can go up a spout
down, but cannot go down a spout up?
The brain fever hospitals thereabouts were full ot children for weeks
afterwards, and tht teacher was dismissed without a character, yet the
answer to the riddle was very simple;
An umbrella.
What he Said
Counsel—I Insist on an answer to
my question. You have not told me
all the conversation I wai.; to know
all that passed " etween yo and Mr.
Jones on the occasion to which you
Reluctant witness—I h .ve told you
everything of any   onsequence.
Y'ou havo told me you said to blm:
Jones, tills case will get Into the court
some day. Now, 1 want to know what
he said in reply.
Well, he said, Brown, there isn't
anything in this business that I'm
ashamed of, end If any snooping little
yoe-hawing, four-by-six, gimlet eyed
lawyer, with half » pound of brains
and sixto n ounces of Jaw, ever wants
to know what i'vs been calking about,
just tell him.
The Joke on Fathc*
She had refused him, and he was
all in.
Reconsider, Annie, he begged. If
you don't I'll blow my bn.' s out.
Huh, said Annie, that would bo a
good joke on Father, for he thinks you
haven't any.
In '.ho Vernacular
Bubbs—Well, how are your New
Year's resolutions wearing?
Dubbs—Fine! Had one little puncture, but nothing llko a regular blowout.
What the Teacher Taught Him
The .small   bo}   had just   returned
home after a most turnultuov.3 day at
What less;-, arked his father, was
the most impressed on you today by
the teacher?
Dat"! need a thicker pair ot pants,
Mr. and Mrs. Whiffer never have any
How does that happen?
M.. Whiffer won't argue.
The poor woman!
Tbero  ince was a fresh from Dakota,
Who lined fer h's girl, so he wrota;
But the poor fellow died
When tho uear thing replied
That she'd got a man with .1 niota.
She Knew
Fashionable lady—Glvo me live
yards of this goods, please.
Clerk—But madam will not need
more than half a yard for a veil.
Fashionable lady—I don't want it for
a veil.    I want i* for a dinner gown.
Restored Hope and Confidence
After several years of Indigestion
and Its attendant evil influence on the
mlf.*l, It is r.ot very, surprising that
one finally loses faith In things generally.
An Eastern woman write an Interesting letter.     Sue sayi
"Three years ago I suffered from
an attack of peritonitis "which left me
1 a moBt dihorable condition. For
over two years I suffered from nervousness, we..k heart, shortness of
breath, eould rot sleep, etc.
'My appetite was ravenous but 1
felt sinned al. tho time. I had plenty of food but It did not nourish me
because of Intestinal indigestion. Medical treatment did not seem to help. I
got liseouraged, stopped medicine and
did not care much whether 1 lived or
"One day a friend asked me why 1
didn't try Grape-Nuts food, jtop drinking coffee and use Postum I* had
lost faith in everything, but to please
my Iriend I begii to use both and
soon became very fond of them.
"It wasn't long before . got some
strength, felt v. decided oblige in my
system, hope sprang up in my heart
and slowly but surely I got better. I
could sleep very well, the constant
craving for food ceased and I have
be'ter health now than before the attack of peritonitis.
"My h sband and I are still using
Grape-Nuts and postum."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co., Wlndso-. Ont. Head, "The Road
to Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. Thejj
are genuine, true,* and fuil of humali
Tho Man for the Place
Mr. Owealot—One of   your   references says that you served a term of
30 days ln jail.       What   does   that
a\ppllcant—Oh, that was for throw-
Ins a collector wlio dunned my employer, down the stairs.
Mr. Owealot—Good, you are engaged.
The hotel patron had waited fully
an hour for a very slow waiter to
serve two courses.
Now, brother, be said to tlio waiter,
can you bring mo some tomato salad?
Y'es, sir, said the waitor.
And, continued the customer, vh'le
you're away you might send me a
postal card every now and then.
Your druggist will refund   money   if
PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any
case of Itching, Blind,    Bleeding   or
Protruding Piles in li to 14 da. s. 50c.
Tie Reason
A little girl of seven or eight years
stood one day before a closed gate
as a gentleman slowly ; 1 J. Tbe
little girl turned and said to him:
Will you plea.c open this gate for
The gentleman did 00. Then be
said *:l*idly:
Why, my child, couldn't yon open
the gate yourself?
Because, Bald thc little girl, the
paint's not dry yet.
The Lesser Evil
Brlggs—You must have a lot of trouble keeping your wife dressed up in
tbe height of stylo.
Griggs—Ye:, but 't's hottinc to thc
trouble I'd have it I didn't.
In Luck
Mrs. Ilenpeck—1 suppose you think
it smart to talk back to your wife!
Mr. Henpeck—Y'ou bet I do! It Is
not often I get the chance.
What's your wife':, brother doing
Me. He's lived with us ever since
we were married.
Mi.urd's Liniment Cures   Garget   In
1 saw you playing with the Blither-
son boy again this afternoon. Have
not I told you 1 dozen times that you
must not do that? He is not a lit
companion for you. His people aro
rot our kind.
Y'es, they are, mother. He says his
father has just mortgaged their house
to buy an automobile, tou.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
as m.-cu-T WIS eur.l? destroy Lbs ssoas al MBSB
sad  completely  derange lbs whois system voso
entering  11  thro.iaii  ths mucous  surtseee. Buch
trtlti:* sboitkl  never bs used, ose.pt oa
tions Tom rcputsbls physicians, aa lbs llamas, tber
wlll do ls ten told to tbs rood you can possibly da>
TIts Iron tbem. Hall's Catarrh Cure, msnutsctursS
by F. J. Cheney ft Co.. Toledo, O., contains BO mercury, and a taken Internally, ncttog dbectly upoa
Ibe blood and mucous surfaces ot tba aysteeB. Ia
buying lull's Catarrh curs be sura yoa Ml ths
genuine.  It is taken mtcrnaHy and —J- - "—i_
'iaae Hall's Family rile tor ooneUMUje. j
Whei: Money Talks
Well, Ignatz?
Does money taMt?
So the saying goes, my ton.
Did yoa ever hear It?
Oh, yes, Ignatz; I've often heard lt
jabbering away in the boxes at the
Need Not Worry
Sh 5—Oh, dear, hero comes that aw-
fu'. Miss Drown. I suppose we'll
have to stop while she tells us everything she knows.
Oh, well, never* mind. That won't
take long. ' ;
Paid Back
At. a station on a Canadian railway
thero was a very impudent-looking
clerk, aid; like uost impudent fellows
he considered himself very smart. It
was race, day and the booking-office
was beselged by many sceCy-looklng
characters. One of these put down a
quarter slightly defaced, which the
clerk lookel at minutely, rattled on
the counter, and then purhed back,
with the remark:        s
It's not genuine. Like yourself, it
is the worse for wear.
Thla angered the next passenger to
book, who got *ack in his change a
ten cent piece with a hole ln it, and
on his expressing an unwillingness to
accept it, tho official behind the pigeon-hole became very annoyed and
flatly refused to take It back. But the
gentleman maintained it Was defaced
worse than the seedy-looking tellow's
quarter. •
Meanwhile, Mm argument was caus;
ing .juslderablo Impatience among
t'.ioso who were waiting to book, and
presently a :ery good-looking young
lady, next to the protesting zentletnan
Take the coin, sir, and I'll givo you
another ten cent piece or It.
ThiB done, tho lady said to tha
booking-clerk: Single to Winnipeg,
and among tha coins she put down
was the ten cent piece ln dispute,
which the cleru had to accept amid
the guffaw,, ot the bystanders.
Norah Wasn't Alarmed
Norah, sah". her mistress, severe!*,
if you have that policemOai In thp
kitchen again I shall speak to him.
Go as far as ye like, Mum, said No: •
ah, but yes nlver git him. We are tp
bo married next Tuesday.
It is wrong for an old man to maf-
ry a young fool.
But how is he to know that she Is
a fool?
When she says yes to his proposal,
he ought to know. m j
Prof.—A fool can ask more ..questions than a wise man can answer.
Stude—No wonder so many of us
flunk in our e. ams. • '
An Unpopular Name
Miss Do Vere, said the lady who
was entertnin'.r    tbe pop "ar actress,
would you mind telling mo what your
real name Is?
My real i*an*.e.   Oh,   **es.     It   Is
Tubbs—Sylvia Tubbs. Dut I hope yon
will not Introduce me to your guests
by it.
Oh, no, you nocdn't be afraid.   I'm
just as UattOaa aslinmcd of lt as you
A Free Thinker
Tommy—Paw, what is a free think*
r? :
Paw—An unmarried man. mv son *
There Is no niori effectlvo vermifuge or. the market Iliad Millers'
Worm Povders. They will not only
clear the stomach and bowels r*
worms, but will prove a very serviceable medicine for *hlldren tn regulating the Infantlio system and maintaining it In a healthy condition. Thero
Is nothing In their composition that
will Injure the mop delicate stomach
when directions arc followed, and ihey
ean bo glvon to children li the full
assurance that they will utterly destroy all worms.
Chance to Escape
Papa, now that you hive bought
Laura a piano, you right buy me a
Why so, Tommy?
Then at '.east I could gi riding when
she Is playing.
The Bird anc the Hyphen
A teacher lu r. lower grade was instructing her pupils In the use of a
hyphen.     Among the examples given
by the children was birdcage.
That's right, encouragingly remarked the tea-tcr. Now Paul, tell m.
why we put a hyphon In bird-cage.
It's for the bird to sit on, was the
startling rejoinder.
Single or Double
Gray Is certainly a most adaptable
talker, sal*: a man. I saw lilm meet
a man from Iowa the other day and 1
a moment be was launched on a talk
about, corn. A half-hour afterward
he mot Thorndiko, of Boston, and ho
knew more about raising beans than
did the Bostonlan.
That's all rlgh , said Smith. But
suppose he had met both men together
what would he have talked about
then? .
Why, succotush.
Baby'3 Own Tablets are a aate and
sura medicine for little ones. They
never fail to regulate tho bowo's,
sweeten the stomach and cure all the
minor Ills of iabyboofi and childhood.
Concerting then, Mrs. Duncan Joy,
Vancouver, B.C., writes: "I always
keep Baby's Cwi Tablets in tho house
and give tliem to my little ine whenever needed, as I think them -the safest and surest remedy a mother can
give her children Vhp Tablet- are
sold by medicine dealers or by mall at
: > cents a ooy (rom The Dr. Williams'.
Medicine Co., Brrickvllle, Ont, «••
? Ixed
Hew do you like my biscuits, hubby?    I got the r'clpe out of a paper.
Well, my dear, I found a button In
one and 11 feather ln another. May-
bo you got tLe cooslng recipe mixed.
A Valuable Suggestion
We must do something, a.-ld the president of the great railroad system, to
Increase our revenues.   Can you suggest anything?
I don't know ot any way, replied the
treasurer, unless yon and the chairman of the board are willing to go
into vaudevll'.o cr report the world's
hamplonship r met and turn your salaries In as cross earnings.
Hew He Did it
How Co you always keep the office
clock right? tho foieman was asked.
I set it In the morning by the time
the boss arrlvs and set It again at
noon and nlfcht by tho time the help
A woman wos llstoning to a longshoreman ns hi was delivering himself
of a perfect torrent of picturesque language.
My man, she said, where did you
learn such awful languoge.
Learn lt, Ma't.m? asked the man In
surprise. Y'ou don't learn It; It's a
*il I3"
is just as trying and
.important as your own
and perhaps more tedious—but
is her itrength « great?
Women who are nervous and
fretful and easily fatigued promptly gain strength and natural energy by taking Scott's Emulsion
aftermeals because it is essentially
nourishment—not a drag that
stupefies or alcohol that stimulates
—there is pure, rich medical
nourishment in every drop which
nature appropriates to enrich the
blood and upbuild the latent
forces of the body.
Probably nothing la more popular
with physicians for just such conditions than Scati'i Emubraa.
Avoid substitutes called "wines",
"extracts" or "active principles"—
they are not cod liver oil.
InaUt on tha genuine Scott'a
ATANYDRUatTOItl       13-14
Tho Last Fly
A little fly, the last ot summer, blitzed against the pane,
And wept to thin*, tbat he alone, wat
destined to remain.
Ah, little fly, I weep for thee, with
characteristic ease.
You're left alone tc make your moaa
(And possibly to freeze).
You comr.des gay have disappeared;'
they're swatted, I believe,
And you,   1 I mistake, not, for your
comrades deeply grlawc-
Ah, little Ily, I weep for thee; I wlll
raise 'bo ^rucl pane.
Pray do not go- -It's bound tc snow
(and possibly to rain).
Ah, little fly, I'*o got you now! Don't
sit and look at me;
Don't sit upon the mantelpiece and rub
your hind legs three.
Ah, little fly, I'm after you, with characteristic sworn'
I've driven you ln tie Irish slew
(Or possibly ln tbe soup).
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds Etc
Bottli Sets
Sets of bottles In leather caset
should prove uttraetlve to the traveler,
says the St. ^uls Republic. Tbere
: re four in a case, and they can be
used for scent and so forth. In order
to tell at a r,la.'ce what each bottle
contains without taking lt cut of ths
cr.s", the stoppers are mad of different colored enrmelt—pink, blu , green
and mauve. Tbe case 1' round anl
divided Into "our by-pleces of leather,
so that the bottles may not knock together and be broken. Thi Ud fits
firmly over and fastens socurely with
a strap. .
Now 1**/ to Cure Corns
Easy, of course, if you know how.
Yes, It is easy if you use Putnam's
Painless Com Extractor. Not caustic,
not flesh.destroying. No. Putnam's
Painless C.rn Extractor, Us name
tells its story,.does Its work painlessly, acts promptly, and always effective. Largest -ale in the world. Soli
by druggists.   Price 25c.
Corns are caused by the pressure
of tight boots, but no one need bo
troubled wltb them long when so sl*
pie* a remedy aa Holloway's Cor«
Cure Ib ..vailable.
Tha Stronoer Sex
Cholly and Algy participated In at
disgraceful affair 1l a cafe.
Anybody hurt?
Then whit was disgraceful about
Why, a couple ot waitrtsses holes
them apart.
Foolish Questions
What are you doing, Willie?
Trying to learn the flsh ir. this river
what they'll get If they hlto on Sunday.
But How Would he Do It?
Mrs. Ashley approached the physician anxiously. How Is my husband
this morning, Doctor? she asked.
He Is a very sick man, Mrs. Ashley,
answered tho physician Impressively.
Oli, Doctor!     You don't	
Rest eaBy, Madam, said the doctor,
my treatment will surely stralghtet
him ou,t ln less than a week.
How He Got In
I understand Whipple ha3 adopted
a political career,
It was the other way about. A political machine, adopted Whipple, and
now bis career ls assured.
"Blue" Feeling
Whea yea feel dls-
world teema to be
against yoo-that's
~" year system's way
•f teletrapklng yea that somethitig ta WROJH3 -uai needs HELP.
It nay be that yonr lirar la tired and refnsea ta work, ar yoar
digestive organs have bad too much to do and ntad esa*. Perbape
j'ou havo been eating tbo wrong kind of food, and tou blood ia toe,
rich or lnpovaiiakod. What xo-a tt**t la A Ma-ala.
er. Pierce's Goidell Medici Discovery
will five tba required aid. Tona* tha aattra aystaaa. The weak atomach ia
marie atroaa*. Tho liver tibratea with naw life. Thi Hood la cleansed of all
tmptaa-atlM and cnrriM wnowod health ta artsy Tola aad anrr» *sri muscle and
organ of tbo body. No aore attacks of
tba "blnaa." Ufa becomes "worth while
a*-»in, aad hop* takes place of despair.
Insist en petting Dr. Pierce'*
Golden Medical Discovery.
Sold by dealer* tn medlctnee.
President, Werlifi Bhpsrmr*
Usdical AMoedstion. Buffalo. aV, 1".
■B •*■••**■■ V. TST.AXTraR. CUaMBEBLaAyD, B.C.
REMEMBER I The ointment
you put on your child's skin gets
into the system just as surely as
food the child eats. Don't let
impure fat* and mineral coloring
| matter (such as many of the
cheap ointments contain) get
into your child's blood I Zam-
Buk is purely herbal.   No pois-
I -onous coloring. Use it always.
50c. Bt* tt M Dnfgtst* tnd Statu.
.  U b t      O NLV
Up   o Hla Ears
A iniall negro boy went to t. physic-
tan to bo treated for a painful sensation Jn one of his ears. The doctor
examined and found the eat was full
of water.
How did this happen? he asked
after lio had drained tho ear; been
going in swimming'.1
Naw, sub, said the little fellow, been
entln' watermelon!
Can You~Write One?
Thirteen Prizes to be  Awarded in a
letter Writing Competition
Some years ago tlio Dr. Williams'
lMediclno Co., of Brockvllle, Out., offered a series of prizes to residents of
the Western Provinces for tho best letters describing cures wrought by the
use ot Dr. Wi.liams' Pluk Pills for
Pale People. Hundreds of letters
were submitted ln this competition
and yet tlievo must have been thousands of other use*.** of the pills who
dl not avail themselves of tlio opportunity to win a prize. To ail theso another letter wilting competition Is of:
fored. Thousands of cures through
the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
have never been reported. Theso will
furnish the material for the letter to
be written in this contest. There ls
no demand u*.on tl.o imagination; every letter must deal with facts nnd
facts only.
Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., of
Brockvllle, Ont., will award a prize
ot $23.00 for the best letter received
on or before tlie 1st duy of Marc.i,
191*1. from residents of the Western
provinces, on tlie subject. "Why I Ro-.
commend Dr. Williams' Pluk Pills." A
prize of $10.00 will be awarded for the
second best letter received; a prize of
$5.00 for the third best letter, and ten
prizes of $2,00 each for tho nest best
ten letters.
* The euro or benefit from the uso of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills described ln
tho letter may be in the writer's own
Mso, or one that h.'.s come under his
er her personal observation.
More than ono cure may bo described ln thc letter, but every statement
must bo Hteral.y ami absolutely true.*
Every letter must be signed by the
full name and corr-ct address of the
person sending it. If lt describes the
cure of some person other than tlie
Writer of the letfe,, lt must also be
signed by the person whose cure ls
described as i guarantee of tho truth
of the statement made.
The writer of each letter must state
tho name and dale of the paper ln
which he. or she saw this announcement.
Fine writing will not win the prize
unless you hae a good case to describe. Tho strength of .the recommendation and not tlie style of tlio letter will be th   basis of the award.
It is understood that Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co. shal bavo the
Tight to publish any letter entered
In this contest tf they desire to do so
whether lt wins a prize or not.
The contest will close on March 1st,
1911, and the prizes will ho awarded
as soon as possible thereafter. Do
not lelay. It you know of a cure
wrlto .out letter NOW. Observe tlio
above conditions carefully or your lot-
tor may be thrown out.
Address a'l letters as follows:
The Or. William*   Medicine Ce,
Brockvllle, Ont.
Letter Contort Department.
On Whorr. was tlie Joke?
It was the first of April. ,
Mammal Mamma! can a piping
treble, corno gulck; there's a strange
man In tbe IlUug-room kissing the
Tlio mother .nado a hurried start,
but was halted by her gay llttlo son,
who cried cxultlngly: April Pool! It's
only Papa! '
Trouble Assured
Wiiat arc you going to ca'l tho new
ibaby? .
Keglnald Clau.;, replied Sir. Dllg-
Isn't "Reginald Ciaude" a rather affected .name?
i. Yea.1 1 wont him fo grow up to be
* fighter, and I fancy chat "Reginald
Claude" will Saart something overy
time he goes to a new scbool.
Maklnj Conversation
Smith (on steamer ln mid-ocean)—
iOolng across, oiii ct..p?
Brown—Yes, aro you?
> Try   Murine*  Eye   Remedy
| It yon have ited, Weak, Watery .Byes
! or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
,'—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist* Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25o, SOc.
Murine Eyo Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
25c, SOc.    Eye Books Free by Mail.
I Aa S>° fonlc Ooe* tar All ayes Hast Heed Cera
Murine Bro Remadv Co.. Chleaae
W. N. U 987
C.P.R. Natural Resources Department
Opens. Exhibit
An excellent gui.it to the natural
wealth of Eastern and Western Canada Is afforded by the exhibit ot the
Land Branch of the Natural Resources
Department of the Canadian Paclfle
Railway, which hat Just been formally opened In Uk Windsor station
building, at Montreal- Tbe exhibit, of
which Mr. E. J. Martin Is ln charge,
consists of samples of grain, fruit,
wood, game and flsh as well as many
other featu.-os of interest . i well to
the prospective settler as to the student of Canada.
A large pa.-t ot the exhibit waa
shown at Chicagj and other parts of
the United States, but is now con-
completely .nstnllcd i. Montreal,
whore tho collection wlll bo on view to
the public until a ;>ortlon of lt Is taken
to tbe Fanac.a Pacific Exposition at
San Francisco next year. Among tho
models, which aro of particular Interest, la one of the C.P.li. demonstration farms at Strnthmoro, where Instruction is given to tho farmers. A
relief map of the Irrigation area ls also of value, tho plan for ths Improvement of the land belug clearly shown-
The area Is over threo times as large
as any other on the continont, extending from Medicine Hat on tho east to
Calgary on thi Wost. The western
section hns already been sold, this
comprising about 1,000,000 acres,
while the remainder, about 2,000,000
acres, will be placed on tho market
shortly. Thc amount sold to each settler varies from 80 acres to two sections, one-twentieth of tho pr'ce being
paid ln cash. The company also lends
the farmer a Bum ot $2,000 for "-Improvements on the 20 year policy, and
after he has been on the land 12
mouths another $1,000 for the purchase ot stock.
One of tho exhibits shows the evolution of a loaf of bread, the various
stages from the virgin prairie to the
wheat nud flour ond finally the bread
being given. Tobacco loat and the
finished cigars from British Columbia
are also shown, the tobacco being
grown at Kclowna.
Attention ls also devoted to the
resources of Eastern' Canada, a very
line exhibit of fish and minerals being shown, while many of the big
game Bpeoiniens in tho centre of the
room are also common to the east. Of
tlie fish, which aro attractively mounted ln a case at the end of the hall,
aro specimens of trout, bass, pickerel
and pike. Among the minerals shown
are copper, iron, silver and lead.
Thero aro also some very line pieces
of ornamentul Urn*stone and black
marble. Tho wealth of tho east in
aBbeslos is demonstrated by a number of oxcelluit samples.
The Western Canada mineral exhibit includes zinc, gold and silver and
stiver and lead. Tbere ls coal from
Alberta, Including many kinds from
the soft to tlie anthracite. Alberta ls
also represented by an excellent exhibit of grains,, including wheat, oats,
barley, flax nnd rye. One of the cases
shows a sample of Prcmost flax, which
won tlio first prize ln competition
against the world at tlio Dry Farming
Congress nt I.etlibridge. The yield
was 28 bushels to tho acre. There is
also a large exhibit ot alfalfa, which
ls regarded as the coming crop ot Alberta. Tlie alfalfa shown Is the second crop in tho one season.
Tho big game exhibit, which occupies tho central portion of tho hall,
consists of fine specimens of moose,
deer, black and grizzly boar, wolves
and caribou. One moose bend has a
spread of T4 Inches across the horns
Among other specimens of tho natural resources of the Dominion shown
ls a'sample of oil from Calgary. There
Is also a tank of natural gas from Medlclno Hat, which gas is supplied to the
residents of tlio western town at tlie
unusually low rate of 6 centB per
1,000 cubic feet.
Chest Colds Cored!
Clubber—rfr. and Mrs. Del Itono are
In the lower box iver there. Have
tbey made up again? -
Rubber (using hi* glasses)— She
has, at any rate.
To Ast.-tma Sufferers. Dr. J. D.
Kellogg"! Asthma Remedy comes like
a helping hand to n sinking swimmer.
It gives new llfo nnd hope by curing
Ills trouble—something ho has come to
believe Impossible. Its benefit Is tco
evident to bo questioned—It is Its own
best argument. If you suffer from
asthma get this 'lme-trled remedy aud
find help like thousands cf others.
There once was ai artist limn,
Who puintcd the folks '.n the Zui
!lut his work never sold,
For his method was
Aud li bad to bo done by a Oau.
Added Zet.
Madge—I neve.* thought you were
thc kind of girl who would tako pleasure in listening to a divorce case.
Marjorlc—But, my dear, I happened
to know the correspondent.
the  family remedy  for  Couehn  and  Cold*
Imall dose.   Small bottle.   Beet sines lUS,
The Exception
First married ma"—Is tliere over an
occa.ion when everything at your dinner table Is stone-void?
Second married man—No, not everything. We always manage to have a
heated argument.
She Didn't Want It
A playwright of my acquaintance sat
In the front row on a first night of a
now piece of his own. Tho play was
a complcto failure. Ab my friend sat
pale and sad, amid thc hisses, a woman sitting behind hiin leant forward
and nald:
Excuse me, sir; but, knowing you to
be the author ot this play, I took the
liberty, at the beginning of the performance of snipping off a lock of your
hair.    Allow mo to return It to you.
They had just renew*... their, acquaintance after five yearJ.
'Pon my word, Miss Weatherby, he
said frankly. I should hardly have
known you, you bavo altered so much.
For the better or for tho worse? she
asked with an arch look.
Ah, my dear girl, he said gallantly,
vou could only chai-ge for the better!
Don't suffer!
Nerviline is your relief.
Nerviline just rubbed on, lota of It,
will ease that drawn, tight feeling
over your ribs, will destroy tbe pain,
wlll bave you smiling and happy in no
"I caught cold last week while motoring," writes P. T. Mallery, from
Linden. "My chest was full of congestion, my throat was mighty sore,
and I had the fiercest :titch in my
side you could :m.-.gine. As a boy I
was accustomed to have my mother
use Nerviline for all our minor aliments, and remembering what confidence she lad ln Nerviline. I sent
ont for a bottle at. once. Betweeu
noon and eight o'clock I had a whole
bottle rubbed on, nnd then got into a
perspiration under the blankets. This
drove the Nerviline In good and deop,
and I woke tip next morning fresh as
a dollar and absolutely cured. Nerviline Is now always part of my travelling kit, and I will novor be without
The large 60c. family size bottle Is
the most economical, or you can easily
got the 25c. trial Bizo from any denier.
His Choice
McJIasters wns ah buslnose. He
was walking with a beautiful girl ln a
wild New England wood.
What ls your favorite flower, Mr.
McMasters? the girl asked softly.
MoMaster: thought a moment, then
cleared his throat and answered:
Well, 1 believe 1 like tho whole wheat
It Sounded Like II
A young girl from a country town
went to a city boarding school,
much against the wishes%aOf her father,
who thought she would bo spoiled by
city ways.
Soon she wrote ln one of hor letters:
I am ln love with ping-pong.
Tbe mother read the letter aloud to
her father, who turned angrily upon
her, saying: Well, you see I was
right. I know no good would come
of her going to the city. Now, you
see she has got ln with ono of those
danged Chinamen.
Exhilarating Sport
First tourist abroad—Ha,  ha,  ha!
This is worth all the time, money and
bother I have spent over here!
Second ditto—How's that?
First tourist—I deliberately kissed
the little servant maid with tho worst
gosf.p in town looking on.      Tbere
she ls over there   tcliln-r   my   wife
about It, and the old lady can't under-
tnud a word of ibe language.
Mlnard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—I havo used MINARD'S
LINIMENT from tlmo to "time for the
past twenty years. It was recommended to mo b/ a prominent physician of Montreal, who called it the
great Nova Scotia Liniment." It
does tbe doctor's work; it is particularly good la* cases of Rheumatism
and Sprains.
Yours truly,
Chartered .'  -ountant.
Halifax, N.S., Sept. 21, 1905.
A Matter of Tarte
I llko your cheek! the maiden sale,
For he had kissed her rather crudely.
Thj man both saw and tasted red.
I don't like   yours,   he    answered
A Specie .   .
This medicine, tlio druggist said,
Is really very line-
One of the slck3 best sellers—
Though we've others ln our line.
In 1925
What's the trouble now? demanded'
tho janitor.     More, heat?
No, said the tenant of ibo latoit
skyscraper; but I want those clouds
brushed away from the windows.
Thoy toll me you've lost your hired
Sho!   What wuz th' matter?
Nothing. John's a German, you
know, and these lure Germans hev
what they call the wanderlust. It is
something that koops 'cm movln'
from one placo to t'other, an' don't
lot 'cm stay .ong anywheres.
How long had John boon with you?
Only eleven years.
Cured by Na-Dru-Co Syrup ef
Linseed, Lioorloe and Chlorodyne
You know how hard it is to get rid of
a cough that has hung on for even two
weeks, let alone two months. So yon
will appreciate what Na-Dru-Co Syrup of
Linseed, Licorice and Chlorodyne did
for Mr. Patrick Holland, of East Baltic;
P. E. I.   He says:
"I suffered from a hacking cough for
over two months. I tried several remedies, but they failed to cure me. At
last I tried Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed,
Licorice and Chlorodyue, and got such
relief that I tried more, and after usiug
three bottles was absolutely cured."
The unique, scientific combination of
three such reliable remedies makes Na-
Dru-Co Syrup oi Linseed, Licorice and
Chlorodyne the best preparation tbat
that has ever been offered for all sorts
of colds and coughs, Get a 25c or 60c
bottle from your Druggist and see for
yourself how effective It is. National
Drug and Chemical Co, ot Canada,
Limited. 333
Quite Enough
If a young man takes bis best girl
to tbe opera, spends $5 on a supper
after the performance, and then takes
her home In a taxi, should he kiss ber
good night?
I don't think she ought to expect IL
Seems to me he has done enough for
livery Ons
'veryone has some secret sorrow,
cald the    philosophic    friend.   Tes.
even the fattest and Jolliest   of   us
has a skeleton In Ms midst
Foolish Query
:atty—Jack said last night he'd kiss
me or die In the attempt.
May—Good gracious! And did ij
kiss you?
Kitty—Well, you haven't heard of
his death, have you?
The Penalty
Do you know the penalty for perjury? aBked ihe cross-examining lawyer sternly.
Yes, sir, said the itubborn witness.
Well, sir, what Is tlie penalty for
perjury? :iiunder;d the lawyer.
It's getting olec; a to tbe assembly
and going or. a lecture tour, answered
tbe witness.
The 8weet Thing
Fair visitor—Oil. >n't trouble to see
me to the door!
Hostess—No trouble at all, dear. It
ls a pleasure.
Georg 'a Telegram
George was famous tor being late
at his appointments. He was engaged to be married to a young lady
In a neighboring city, and when the
day of '.be ceremony arrived. George
as usual, did not appear. The bride
was on the verge of nervous prostration when the following telegram was
received from the missing bridegroom:
Dear Helen,—Missed the early
train. Will arrive on tlie 4.31. Don't
get married until I get tliere.
The effects of low vitality on tho
eyesight are little understood, or fewer people would rush to the optician
when trouble comes, Instead of first
trying to get the nervous system Into
good coalition.
When the nerves become exhausted,
about tlie first indication is weakness
of the optic nerve, and consequent eye
trouble nnd nervous headaches. The
straiu on the opllc nerve, in continually adjusting and focusing tlie lens
of the eye ls enormous, and when the
nervous force In the.body Is diminished the trouble is first felt In tbe
sight and by severe headaches.
By forming now, red corpuscles In
the blood, Dr. Clmse'B Nerve Food
revitalizes the wasted nerve cells and
Instils new vitality Into the opt!*?
nerve, as well a.: the other ncrveB of
the *iody. Headache Is not merely
relieved, but tho cause is removed..
Skirt Improves, a.id Instead of the
annoyance and makeshift *>*actlce of
wearing glasses, tV eyes ■*:•*. strengthened and the general health Improved
ln every way.
Force of Habit.
Something I can do for you sir? said
the floorwalker to a man anxiously
looking up and down every aisle.
Well, .es, answered the man; I seem
to have lost my wlfo.
Third floor, third side, said the floorwalker; you'll find a full line of mourning goods there.
It Is a Liver PHI,—Many of the ailments that man has to contend with
have their orlglr In a disordered liver, which ls a delicate organ, peculiarly Busceptible to the disturbances that
como from Irregular habits or lack of
care In catin*. and drinking. This accounts f.-f the grea* many liver regulators now pressed oh the attention
of sufferers. Of these there Ib none
superior tn Parmelee's Vegetabio
Pllla. Their operation though gentle
ls effective, tnd thc most delicate can
uso them.
Lady—It must have been a very
tender-hearted butcher who killed that
lamb you sold me yesterday,
Lady—He must havi hesitated three
or four years before striking the fatal
A Treat or Teacher
Mamma—So you wnnt to give your
teacher a present?
Bessie—Yes, ma, I'd like to give hor
some of that candy I had the other
Mamma—Why, that was what mado
you ro 111.
Bessie—Y'es, ma, ". know :t was.
Who Was Good
Mamma tells me you havo not been
spanked all day, Jane, said the father
upon bis return home. So y'ou have
been a good a.tile girl all day,
It Isn't that. It Is Motber who has
been angelic all day.
To Measure Ccal In a Bin
A solid cubic foot of anthracite coal
,,'elghs about 93 pounds. When
broken for use It weighs about 64
pounds. Bltunil -us coal, when
broken up for use, weighs about 60
,iounds. fho consequent rule for tlio
approximate measurement of coal in
a bin or box is to multiply .be length
in feet by ths height In feet and again
by the breadth In feet, and this result
by 54 for anthracite coal, or by 60 for
bituminous coal. The result will
equal the number of tons divided by
A Novel Idea
And when I finish my career I Bhall
become an nvlator.
Why do you wlsl* to risk such danger, having such .*. brilliant future?
Why, so as to rise all tho Quicker!
Rennie's New
Seed Annual
for 1914.
Wm. Renim Co., iMti
Tills complete book, bound In lithographed
covers, is yours for the asking. It is an elegant book—the best seed catalogue we have
/ct issued—and Hers some most desirable
Ncveltiea in Vegetables and Flowers which
can be obtained only direct from us. Many
winter's evening caa be spent profitably' In
planning your garden, by a careful study of
this book. Shall we sene' jou a copy?
"2 in 1" and "3 in 1"
as good as
No other .< rehboards have the
rlnc crimped by the *.■<■*.hod pecu*
liar to EDDY'S Washboards.
This patented process ellmir-ates
the danger o, torn linens—the
nbuse of hands—the unpleasantness
of wash-day.
It assures m v'ort .ind economy to
t'*e --jreatest degree. Insist on
Can always make aura of ncttlno lhe highest prices for WHEAT, OATS,
BARLEY and FLAX, Ly shipping their err lo 1 ta FOR. WI, LIAM AND
PORT ARTHUR and having them sold 01. commission by
"More Cups
and a Better Drink
. Is easily maintained by ths superior
Canadian Service
In operation between
Southampton (via Quaenetown) ta Halifax and Portland and
Liverpool (via Quaenetown) to Halifax, Portland and Beaton..
Tha aplandid aarvlea in effeot te Canaaai tha magnlfieent appoint.
monta of tha ahipai tha oourtaoua attention sf all employaee,
ara aharaotarlatje af tha
Cunard Company
And ara etrong faaturaa In making your dacision ta hava friends
and relatives came out Irani tha OLD COUNTRY to Canada
The Cunard Way
Frequent  sailings.   Magnificent naw   (mi)   twin  aeraw oteamers
carrying ona claas (II.) cabin and third claaa only.
Tha Cunard Ca. alao malnlalna aarvleaa betweeni
Naw York, Quaanstown, Fishguard, Liverpool.
Boston, Quaanstown, Fishguard, Liverpool.
New York, Mediterran»an, Adriatic _        .   .
Including tha fastott steamers In tha world, "Lualtania," "Mauretanla"
Naw building 8.8. "AURANIA" 14,000 Tana far Canadian Sarvloe,
Full Information aa te Balling dates, rates, reservatlone and descriptors literature to ba had from any railway or steamship agent. 01
The Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd
Sitting on Station
Platform Oblivioqt
of Approaching train
has cost many men
their feet and lit
some cases their Ir
A Difference
Little Sister-Hollo, Charley! What
are you doing jwny from your lessons?
'Charley—I gave mamma thc slip.
Little Sister—Yes, but she's going
to get even. I Just beard her say
she v/as going to give you the slipper.
Coml..g to This?
Juilgi, said ui forewornuu of the
Jury of ladles, wo want to speak to
you about that sealed verdict wo JubI
Well, ladles?
Can wa niibc.l It and add a post*
Of Mixed Origin
She—Sometimes you appear really
manly and s"*nictln.oa you are effeminate.
He—I suppose it's hereditary. Half
cf my ancestoia were men nnd tbo
other half weie women.
Your former husband must still lora
Why 30?
He tells me tbat he owes a great
deal to you.
He's referring to tho back alimony.
Legal Procedure
The Blnner had been weighed 1»
the balance and found wanting.
Whereupon tbe attorney for thc Sinner filed a motli for a new trial oa
tlie ground that thc srales were out of
Why They Did
Bcnovolctit Lady—1 am col.oitlni
for the Bufforln*' poor.
Tired Mnn—But arc you sure* they
really suiter?
Btnevolent Lady—Oil, yes, Indeed!
I go to their 'otnes aud talk to tlicnt
for hours at    time.
Nothing Known   8a Sure  for  Throat
Weakness, Bronchial Trouble,  Etc.
No doctor attempts today to cure
a genuine caBe of catarrh or bronchitis except by tho inhalation method. Stomach dosing hr.s been discarded because useless tn.-ulrlno so
taken affects cly the stomach—nev-
er reaches tho B.at of catarrh.
The advanced physician recognizes
that only air pan be sent Into tho
lungs and bronchls* tubes. Fill this
air with healing medicaments and you
solve the prubl m. No combination
of antiseptics D bo successful as Catarrhozone. It contains ths richest
ntne-ba.samg and thc greatest healers
One breath of Catarrliozone Instantly circulates over lho area that Is afflicted ■*lth catarrh. Relief ls Instant— Buffering Btops .at once—
germs art, destroyed—every taint if
dlscaBe ls 1 moved. Thla'.. it over
seriously. '.en, Is a remedy that
clears the th.oaf, relieves 'oarseness,
coughing and bad breath. Irritating
phlegm Is cleared out, infln-Jied bronchial tubes ar healed, throa: antl
voice aro strengthened.
Catarrhozon ls pleTtsaril and eel*
tain. Vou . reatho Catarrliozone—
you don't tako it. Large $1.00 sit*
Is guaranteed: smnller size 6Cc, ant
trial Blze 25c. at all dealers everfa
where lhat,   JtHjAJiUEM,  ll MM- til AM.',  r>.<'
Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
Edward W. Bickle, Edits.
S ibarriptiem: 11,50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rates furnished on application
To Corrnpsmdenta : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over tht writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
Self-Conceit and Toadyism.
The " News" charges us with self-conceit and toadyism.
Self-conceit!! Well, yes, we plead guilty to a certain
amount of self-conceit. The feeling is usually most acute
after we have seen the weekly issue of the " News," but
perhaps we ought not to mention this. Toadyism! If the
Islander "toadys" what can we say of the " News." It
surely is the greater sinner in this respect. The Islander
has the courage of its convictions and has not been slow to
voice them at a time when it has been inimical to our
interests to do so. If this is " toadyism " it is at least con
fined to one side. Throughout the labour disputes the
"News" has tried hard to have no convictions, and has
succeeded admirably in riding the fence, running with the
hare and hunting with the hounds, and otherwise currying
favour by toadying to both sides indiscriminately. We can
leave it to the public as to which is the greater "toady."
We are glad to learn from the remarks of last week's
" News " that the paragraph to which we referred in our
editorial columns two weeks ago as having originally
appeared in the " News," was an entirely hypothetical one
and without reference to any of our purely local Conservative
Associations. This was the only point we desired to bring
out, although it is interesting to note en passant that, if
prodded sufficiently, the "News" will occasionally show a
spark of vitality. However, we should not have attached
any importance to the matter had the paragraph in question
not been copied in the Courtenay "Review" with the
unwarranted insinuation that it had a special and local
application to Cumberland.
Health Officers Report and Our Milk
At the request of many of our citizens we are again
prompted to dwell upon the report of our Health Officer
and his suggestions regarding the milk supply of Cumberland.   Some six weeks ago we ventured the opinion that his
remarks regarding the inspection of the sources of our milk
supply,  were well worthy of special attention and we
expressed a hope that his report would not be pigeonholed
as so many of its predecessors have been.   Although the
report was referred to the Health Committee we have waited
in vain for further news of it and some of our subrcribers
have expressed their fears that nothing more would be
heard of it.   Coming in the nature of an impressive warning
from the Health Officer, we have no hesitation in stating
that the Council will fall short in their duty to the public if
they allow this matter to be overlooked.   It is undeniably a
question of very grave importance.   The investigations of
the British Royal Commission show that fully 25 per cent,
of all tuberculosis cases among human beings, can be attributed directly to the use of the milk or flesh of cattle affected
with tuberculous ailments.   This statement is entirely borne
out by the findings of the German Imperial Bovine Tuberculosis Commission, and in view of the startling reports of
these eminent bodies, we cannot afford to be indifferent to
lhe recommendations and warnings of our Health Officer on
this important matter.
The Vancouver Province says:
" Good health is, after all, essential to prosperity.
It is time the whole community recognized that the
death rate from tuberculosis is entirely dependent on
the money spent upon it, and that with proper precautions and handling there is absolutely no need for
tuberculosis in British Columbia being spread as it is
We in this district have happily been comparatively
free from the ravages of the terrible "white plague" but our
past immunity is no guarantee of the present or the future,
and in view of the warning we have received, not only from
our Health Officer b».t from residents of Courtenay-whence
the bulk of our milk supply is derived—,we feel we should
fail in our duty to the public if we condoned the shelving of
the Health Officer's report.   On the contrary we desire to
arouse the public feeling in this matter until our Council is
force^to thoroughly and efficiently carry out the suggestions
of Dr.. Hicks and we urge all citizens to make it a personal
matter.   We are all concerned in it, all menaced by delay
and failure in making the investigations suggested by the
doctor, and unfortunately it is too often true that indifference
on the part of the public leads to indifference on the part of
those to whom the public entrusts its destinies.
Postal Record.
The remarkable efficient administration of the Post
Office Department under Hon. L. P. Peiletier is shown by
the annual report, just issued. Despite the opening of new
offices, the extension of the service, the establishment of free
rural mail and the increase of pay to letter carriers and
employees, there was a surplus during the past year of no
less than $1,777,671.   This is a record.
Post office statistics are generally regarded as a good
index of commerical development, and these figures show
that general conditions are far better than one would
imagine from Liberal croakings. There was an increase in
mail matter carried of 12 per cent. The total revenue for
the year was $12,060,476.
Free rural mail delivery, which, under the Liberals, was
a mere election promise, during the past year has been
wonderfully extended, and has proved remarkably popular.
There is a persistent clamour for it from all parts of the
country, Up to November last 1,865 routes had been
established. Since then the number has been materially
Mr. Peiletier has made a record as a progressive Postmaster-General. He has given Canada three great boons.
The first was cheaper cables, the second free rural delivery,
and the third was the greatest-parcels post. The launching
of parcels post alone will make him a big figure in Canadian
Parcels post, which was only started a month ago, has
already proved wonderfully popular. It was the original
intention to make the weight limit of parcels six pounds
until May 1, when it would be raised to eleven. However,
the system has worked so smoothly and so successfully that
the limit has been increased already to eleven pounds, which
has resultsd in greatly extending the usefulness of the
service to the general public.
New Styles for
Good Dressers
Men's Negligee Shirts, in fancy stripes, good strong material
Zephyrs Ginghams, with soft collars to match and ***% aa
French cuffs •PafieVV
Plain Blue. Grey and Cream Shades, collars and cuffs as
above $1.75.   Other lines in assorted stripes, with stiff cuffs,
prices $1.25,1.50 and 1.75.   Large assortments with combination collars, in fancy patterns, price $1.50 to $2.75.
Men's Stiff Hats, latest styles, *>2.50 and $3.00.
"   Fedoras, in Black, Brown and Gray Shades, prices$2.50
$2.75 and $3.00.    Large assortment of Stetson Hats at $5.00
We specialize in Gents Collars of the best quality and latest *
Macfarlane Bros., Ltd.
" The Square Dealing House "
Phone 10  P.O. Box 100      <$>       Cumberland, B.C.
International Mercantile Marine
Not Now Anxious for Election.
There is a very significant difference in the, conduct of
the Liberals this year compared with last session. There is
no talk now of " consulting the people " and " forcing an
election." What a clamour was made about these last year.
Why the remarkable change ? The reason is a good one.
Had the Liberals succeeded in.forcing an election last year
the recent revelations in connection with the National Trans
continental Railway and the Trent Canal would have been at
least temporarily forstalled. Now that the truth respecting
these disgraceful episodes is out there is no talk of consulting
the people. There are none today to whom the fact that
general election is not imminent is more welcome than to
the Liberal party. In the meantime the members of the
Opposition are wondering when the next blow will fall and
when the end of it all will come. The only consolation that
can be offered them is the fact that the end is not yet.
To be Released.
The Governor General in Council has signed the release
papers of the 22 miners convicted at New Westminister in
connection with the strike disturbances. Mr. F. H. Shepherd
M.P.", has been urging for some time that this course be
taken. The matter was taken up by Mr. Shepherd with the
Hon. Mr. Doherty, Minister of Justice, with the result that
definite action was taken. The men who have been pardoned
will be released from jail as soon as the release papers arrive
at New Westminister. Those who were also sentenced to
pay a fine will have the fine remitted.
The Shortest Route
to Europe
For Particulars of Fares, etc., apply to
Steamship Passenger Agent, 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, iffiT1
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
Aaalatant General
General Maunder
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Interest at llie current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is jjiven to every account Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may bo opened in tlie names of two or more persona,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. (1
Crown Theatre, Cumberland
Opera House, Courtenay
New Hall, Bevan
Moving Pictures will be shown in the above as follows—
Every Evening Except Thursday, Cumberland
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Courtenay   -
Thursday, Bevan.
W. WITCHELL, Manager.
I* sl
■Hta. IM/Krri*, ctiirfmi»r, ht.
The Popular Beer
of the day is
Silver Spring
and now on draught at the
NewEngland Hotel;
JOSEPH WALKER  Proprietor.
Lunsmuir Avenue
Try it and be convinced, you will drink no other.
Awarded Four Gold Medals 8. C, Agricultural Association 1910 & 1913
for Purity and Quality.
For Sale in Bottles at all Leading Hotels.
Silver Spring Brewery Ltd
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COA I. mining , mhu of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saekitchewan and Alberta,
tha Yukon Territory, tha Norths-eat Torri
tone, and in a portion of tha Province of
Britiah Columbia, may be leaaad for a term
of taemy-ona yaara at an animal rental nf
11 an acre. Not mora than 2,500aorea
will be leaaed to ona applicant.
Application fnraleaaa muat be made by
tho applicant in paraon to the Agent or au!)
Agent of tha diatrict in which tha rights
applied for aro aituatod.
In aurveyed territory the land* muat be
described by arelionaaorli^aleubdioiaioni
ofaeotiona, and in unauneyed territory
the tract applied for ahall be ataked uut by
thnspp'icatit himself.
Kul.application muat be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rtiihta applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty ahall be paid on the
merchantable output of tbe mine at the
rate of live centa per ton.
The person operating the mine ahall
furnish the Agent with a-.oru returna ac
counting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and piy the royalty
thereon, If the coal tniniag rights are
not being operated, auch returna ahall be
f tarnished at least onee a year.
Tbe laaae will include the coal mining
rights only, but the l'uee may be permitted to purobaae whatever available aur
face righta may be considered necessary
forthe working of the mine at the rate of
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Inteiior, Ottawa, or to  any
Agent or Suh An- nt ofDmniuion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
KB- unauthorised publication of thia
advertisement will not Its raid for.
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
The Ideal Store
The first shipment of our spring stock
of shoes have arrived in
Men's Tan and Black Button
Ladies Tan, Gun Metal, and
Navy Blue Suede in
Lace & Button
Watch for our Sale of Odds and Ends
after Stock-Taking.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
The Wige Real Estate Specialist looks
to the centre where transportation
facilities abound.
5 to 20 Acre Blocks, adjoining
the townsite
$100 an Acre
Easy Terms.
No better proof that what we offer is all right than ia the fact
that all the buyer* so far are men who have lived at Union
Hay for years, who intend making their home, with a good
living in Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry.
Ring up
British Columbia Investments Ltd.
Buy yourself a Home near
No. 8 MINE
Blocks, from one acre to eight acres,
$200 per acre and upwards
Finest Homesites in Comox District
, J%>rd
It's tbe . Ford ago—the age of
dependable and economical transportation. More than four hundred
twenty thousand Fords in worldwide service have changed distance
from a matter of miles to a matter of
'•a-?**     *
minutes.    Buy your Ford today.
Six hundred dollars is the new price of the Ford
runabout; the touring car Is six fifty; the town car
nine hundred—all f.o.b. Ford, Ontario (formerly
Walkerville post office '.complete with equipment.
Get catalog arid particulars from E. C. Emde,
sole agent for Comox District, Cumberland, B.C.
French Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Capital Paid Up 111,560,000
Roserve Fund 113,000.000
Drafts issued in any ourrency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINOS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of sl and upwards.
D. M. MOBBISON, Manager.
R. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
1914 Patterns just opened out.
A full line of Furniture, House Furnishings, Beds
and Bedding, Stoves and Ranges always on hand
Phone ia)
Pendants, Necklaces
Cumberland, B. C.
First CUes in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
*Whwi in Cuii'li.'ii'itul iiu I,**- ilic Union your headquarUrB
Marocchi Bros
Agents for Pilsener Beer
HEAD OFFICE: 627 Pandora Street, Victoria, B.C.'
BRANCH OFFICE, P.O. Box, 434, Cumberland. B.C.
Contracting, etc., Land Clearing, Sawmill Labor Supplied, Logging Camp,
Kailway and General Contractor. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine times ia ten when ibe liver is rif,*it tke
stomach and bowels are tight.
(■•fatly bul firmly i.
p-j a lazy Uvet to
do its duty
Cures Con-
Headache, and Distress after Eating.
Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price.
Genuine must bear Signature
Slump in Turtle Soup
Until recently it waa customary to
dlvido tie turtle soup which was un-
consumed at tlie lord mayor's banquet
in London anion'** the poor on tlio following day. but experience showed
that Its value was unappreciated by
tlio recipients, and tbut half the soup
vas poured lute, tbe Guildhall yard
within a quarter or an hour of the
When the soup was last distributed
its value was estimated at $300. but as
its merits wt** o lost on the poor recipients, tbe lord mayor ■'.nd sheriff's
commit Lee decided to substitute cooked joints.
In accordance with a custom which
lias been observed for centuries, the
provisions that remained alter the
banquet wore distributed recently to
about UO poor people. The worlt of
distribution was undertaken by the
members of the committee, wlic, wcar-
Ing white aprons, took tbelr places beside the tables, whloh were laden wilh
mutton pies, beef. partridge?, and lobster. Each person who presented
himself received a subslantiul share
of tbe 1 >od.
IN10.   Look for the signature of   E.
Grove.     Cures a   cold   in   One
Day. Cures Grip in Two Days.     25c.
What he Would Do
Tlie man hurried into n quick-lunch
restaurant and called to the waiter:
Givo mo a hand sandwich.
Yessir, said tha waiter. Will you
eat It hero or take it with you.
Both, said the patron.
One of the commonest complaints of
Inrants is worms, and tho most effective application for them Is Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator.
We Pdij Highest Values
Write for Price ListO
Jnd ShippingTinji
He Liked Them to Cling
The two women were dlscuBsine the
.Did yon cay that your husband was
fond of those clinging gowns?
Yes. indeed; he likes one to cling
to mc for about flvo years.
1 Kins' and -toafliia: WHN*P*E0, Canada
We also buy Hides and Seneca root.
r " "
Uiedia Knack
. . _ Hoipiul. wise
eat success, euaaa cHaottto wkarnsss, lost viooa
'*"  II. post I era
nuoua c. ss. ariauMi st. aaw ross « Liaaa aana
jsen.co, (UvassTocatlD. Haupstsad, London.
BKfflSWSfiE1!! ***! » **—
I am just wondering whether it
would bo -safe to propose to tbat girl
tbat I havo beer, going with.
I don't think it would.
What makes you think she would
turn mo down?
I dou't I think otu would snap you
Tour   Life's   In   /our   Hand. Roni
Tour Own Future! Send Postal Note 25
cento and stamped addressed envelope
to Cresc-'ntla, the well known scientific palmist *Yii will* inii you chart
from which you am read your own future. It will fully doEcrlbe your past
ind future life and It can be n constant
pulde in life. ChEi.CE.MTIA, 8, Stobart
Block, Winnipeg.
Mas. Winslow's SooTnirrc. Sa-tu'p has bci.
*Hu ior over SIXTH s*KAR9 by KIWKWIi
Mas. Wihslow's SooxniNc. S7R0P has been
st tlie l*M remedy to*. D1AKRHCEA. It Is at*.
asliitclv barauless. Be sure ana ask lor "Mrs.
trlaalaWa Soothing Syrup,- and take ao Otl-O
klaaV twenty-live cents a oottle.
A Baal Ia.ni BlasalaUaa
A ■tnlihttonrird n-Mrooi
tilli-r    tnm   SU   ait Bill l*-t]..,|
firm.    V* bib drluf tntst
>. ■*.. hai   (a   tiiouui-idi    ol
■»".:.[*U   ill    DTGI    tht
world ti ft hale
adTat-tlawment, New
I) vour ctunM to
obtain ons. Writ*
mow. •nrliMlnf U
eenti for ona cf our
fMhloubla I.adUi'
launi (itinr.u, or
Oenti' Albert*, Hnt
*r»rHijn 1 till to «au
With tha -avatoh*. whlrh
will la t-v-n Feet
(tbaia    wit.'t.p*     ut,
fllaVantnxl !.•• Tmmn.,
■bootil iron tako ad-
WitafB of our mar»«l ■
 ...     .,_   to tall  -wnr   Irlmda
-..,... _ and almw tbam tha baaatllul natch.
Pool think thla oiler too food te bt trne. bat Mnd
as eanta to-4ar and ciln a Prao V'airli. Von
wilt lut aina.-ft.l- -Vir.TJAM-H * I.tAJYti, Wtio'-valt
Ja^aliari (Uofft* IU 1, ee, ComiraUia Bead, bMotli H.,
[•<*. ard'; L'nlment Cures Distemper
CnlyDry Ones
In n town in western Kansas tlio dry
weather was being discussed by two
travelling men.
Little putts oC wfclte clouds were
rolling by, an., one of tbo men remarked: That certainly looks like rain.
No chance, the jther remarked thoso
aro just omrtles coming back from
Why He Wai Despondent
He had Just beoi rcjectc 1 and the
shock had a tolling effect upon lilm
I shall never many now, ho said
dcj.-ctcdly. ,
Don't bo foolish! Why not? sho in
Well, he eald. It ynu won't have me,
who will?   *
That's Why Mr. David Heo:*, of Nlco-
let Co., Quebec, Is   Recommending
the Great Canadian Kidney Remedy
To His Neighbors.
St. WenceBlas, Nlcolet   Co.,   Que.,
(Special)—"I started to tako Dou'l's
Kidney Pills becaus: iho doctor told
irj I was threatened with diabetes.
After tailing ten boxes 1 was again
examined by thc doctor, and ho told
me that all trace of diabetes Lad disappeared."
This is tlie statement of Mr. David
Heon, well known and highly respected ho* I, and he la onl; one of many In
'his neighborhood who havo found n
new lease of life ln the Treat Canadian Kidney remedy.
It Is cures Buch as this that have
given Dodd's Kidney fills their reputation. They are now known from
the Atlantic to the Pacific as the remedy that never fail.) to cure kidney
discuse, no matter where or in what
form .t Is found.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are no cure-all.
They simply cure diseased kidneys. The reason they euro bac •
ache, dropsy, rheumatism, nttiralftia,
diabetes, urinary troubles and Dright's
Disease Is that all of theso aro either
diseases of tho kidney or i.ro caused
by diBorderoC kidneys failing to do
their worlt.
Mr. Jones—Sec here! This horse
you sold mc rtns ut on tho sidewalk
every tlmo ho sees an aut-*.
Horse Dealer—Well, you don't expect r )50 horse to run up a telegraph
pole or climb    trot, do you? *
Tut, Tut
Not all who auto, ought to, said he.
Humph, said she; not all who ought
to auto.
ia an enemy within the camp. It will
undermine the strongest constitution -
and ruin the most vigorous health.
It leads to indigestion, biliousness,
Impure blood, bad complexion, eick
headaches, and is one of the most
frequent causes of appendicitis. To
neglect it is slow suicide. Dr. Morse s
Indian Root Pills positively cure
Constipation. They are entirely
vegetable in composition and do not
sicken, weaken or gripe. Preserve
your health by taking
Dr. Mora*'*   "
Indian Root Pllla
wTnTu. M7
is ;:c?
's he rich?
1 hniilrl say lie ia. He's got three
lawyers, four bookkeepers and seven
expert accountants figuring out lila
income tux.
Chrenlque tteandaleuse
OoBBlp (at top of her volco as lube
train rushes along)—Why do I stop
talking at the stations? My good girl,
do you suppose I want everybody to
bear all" about Aunt Sophie and the
New; to Him
Minister—So you've turned over
new leaf. Sandy.     I was indeed glad
to see you at our prayer meeting last
Sandy (village reprobate)—Is that
whaur I wis? 1 dldna kin whaur 1
had been after I left McQlastan's pub,
Soma Dodger
This, eald thc asylum attendant,
pointing to the potlent In a padded cell who was dodging back and
forth, is wliav We svnslder a hopelesB
What's the matter with him? inquired the visitoi.
He thinks he ls continually dodging
automobiles and roller skates.
He Was More Than Cool
Tell mo. Baid tho lady to the old soldier, were you cool ln battle?
Cool? :iaicl the truthful /rteran, why
I fairly shivered.
Control et Mmicipal Finance
(Continued From Last Week)
Would be of Assistance to Government
The commisslo 1 -would uo doubt
render the Government Invaluable
service in the framing of legislation
dealing with the municipalities al*
ready enumerated, and undoubtedly
lhe present Acts would, following the
appointment of this commission, immediately undergo a thorough examination. We have already taken the
l'ierty ot pointing out wherein certain changes might be made, and add
tlie following suggestions:
According to the annual report of
lho Department ot Municipal Affairs
for the financial year 1912-13, there
were at the close ot February last,
two hundred and torty-eight villages
In existence. One hundred ls tho
minimum population required tor a
village, twenty-five ot whom must bo
male adults. It Kay Interest you to
know thnt fifteen of these had at that
time a population ot seventy five or
less, nnd a further fifteen had lcsa
than onc hundred population. Over
ono hundred out ot tlio two hundred
anil forty-eight Villages have a population ot loss than two hundred souls.
Wo believe the minimum required for
incorporation should be raised to two
hundred, fifty of whom should ho male
Tho delienturo of thc village of scv-
onty-tlvo people Is hard to mnrket.
Tho Uny population nnd the small assessment are the two chief reasons for.
tholr unpopularity ambng investors.
By Increasing the population qualification you would do much to ralso the
standard of the village bond. Thoso
communities below two hundred population might well contlaue aB hamlets
under the bave of the Department of
Municipal AllVi. with a borrowing
power perhaps equal to that allowed
under the old Village Act. It might
not be wlBe to make this legislation
Prohibit Granting Bonuses
Permission to Issue debentures for
the purpose of granting bonuses to
manufacturles, flour mills, etc., should
not be granted under any circumstances. This ls a pernicious practice
and it is almost always ontered Into
by reason of purely local optimism or
In a spirit of rivalry. We were, advised recently by an American citizen
who has travelled extensively throughout every State in the Union, that
there are many citizens, residents ot
the Western States ot America, who
aro today taxed to pay debts originally created to foster industries brought
into existence by unscrupulous promoters, who oared nothing for tho
communities In which they were for
tho time' being operated. Tho only
physical evidence of these Industries
or works having existed, Is furnished
by the dcBerted nnd decaying structures and silent, rusting machinery.
Most of tho cities tn the llepubllc to
the south of us have legislated against
such bonus'ng, and we would like to
see our Province do likowiso.
Such a commission should have
power to hear all assessment appeals
from the Court of Hevision as at pre*
sent constituted. This would go n
long way toward eliminating Inflated
values. It should have power to regulate or prevent the Inclusion of outlying lands within the limits of cities
or towns* Such a restriction would
bo welcomed by many who feel that
thla would mitigate tho subdivision
evil to a very large extent.
-ingle Tax
We do not think lt would bo expedient to remove the matter of assessment from th' jurisdiction of municipal bodies, but we believe tho commission would be able to advise and render munlclpalltes considerable assistance ln thla regard. While the law
is explicit in this respect Is a fact
that there is much room for improvement. Many foel that the tendency
of our tlm. ts toward the adoption by
municipalities of the so-called single
tax system, by which is meant taxation of land value- only. Tho adoption ot BUch a system should be gradual, and it Ib believed by many that
tho taxation of land values only
would tend to greater uniformity In
taxation throughout thc Province.
Wo holleve such a commission
would advocate the enactment of legislation, making it illegal for certain
municipalities to Issue straight term
debentures. Villages nnd small
towns should repay their bond Indebtedness either by equal annual Instalments of prlnclpnl or by tho annuity
method, which provides for payment
by equal annual Instalments of principal and interest during tho life ot
the lean, that Is to say, tho paymonts
mado In tlio first yoar would be equal
to that oa'fed for at any other annual
date of the loan. The latter plan
would permit of coupons for interest
only being attached; a fcaturo sometimes desired by InvoBtors.
The commission should have power
to admlnUter a sinking fund commit-
teo separate entirely from Us Council. In somo of the older Provinces
wo believe sinking funds were not
p-.ovlded as thoy should have been
which has to some extont hurt the
market for straight term bonds ot
small municipalities.
Section 184 of the Town Act reads
as follows: Every town may, subject
to the following provisions, pass by-
lawB tor contracting debts by borrow-
Inw money or otherwise for levying
rates for tho payment of such debts
on the rateable property ot the towa
for any purpose wltbin the jurisdiction
ol the town, or on roads, bridges, water -workB or drainage works outsltle
the limits ot the town. Provided that"
no town shall have power to pass such
bylaw for contracting debts to a
greater extent than .10 per cent of
the rateable property ln tho town, except aa provided In Section 48 of the
Municipal Public Works Act.
Therefore, the Municipal Public
Works Act of 190G should bo read In
conjunction with the City and Town
Acts. It provisions are in part as
Certain cities .ind all towns may bor*
row money for the purpose of con
strutting or acquiring water works,
sewers, lighting, heating, and powor
works, in which caBe "the money borrowed is a special charge upon the
works and ls not counted as diminishing tho powers of the municipality to
borrow money under the City or Town
Act. From this you will see that it
Is quite posslblo for n town to con
tract debts to a far greater extent
than 10 per cent of the ratenblo pro
perty. Vnder tills ."act debentures
issued for public works may extend
over a period ot fifty yearB nnd may
be payable in such a manner that for
tho first live years succeeding their
Issue date Interest only shall be payable. Our impression is that following the appointment ot such a commission Its members would give early
consideration to the privileges granted municipalities u*.dej this Municipal
Public Works Act of 1906 a*.id would
most likely recommend that it bo re*
(To be Continued)
Yea Tt-i**-* ajtatd ks*sA> 'afnisaat ***Aeo*s**.
NA-DRU-CO Headache Water*
step ihem la quick ttnM sad clear year head. T*tf
At aet eeatata either ahenaeeUB, acetaallid, menhlaa,
•plum er any ether daugereua dreg. 29*. a box ■
yeur Drugtlst's. ltl
Naneaai. Oausj aet e-sraieaik caw er eaeua. Maafiea**,
l/linard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria
An Enviable State
lie—I cert'al.ily envy old Smith.
She—Why, the Idea'.   He's deaf and
dumb I
He—I know it, but when his wife
lectures him all ho has to do is Bhut
his eyes and that ends the conversation,
Nodd—Can your wife keep a secret?
Todd—Well, I should say so. Sho
never lets on how much she orders
when she goes shopping.
Quickly fitops coughs.
the throat and tun*!..
cures colds, and heals
SS cents*
She (at the football game)—Who Is
that man that nil the players are
standing around arguing with?
He (answering tlie 99tli question)—
Oh, that's tho fellow who'a keeping
the score.
She—a\nd won't ce give It up?
Fresh Supplies In Demand.—Wherever Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil has been
introduced increased Buppllen havo
been ordered, showing that whorever
It -oes his excellen' Oil Impresses its
power on the people. No matter In
what latitude it may be found its potency is never impaired. It ls put
up ln most portable shape In bottles
and can be carried without fear of
Stove Polish
A Winner at theRange
A Paste Itnc F. F. DalleyO. m INo Dust
. ,♦■*■"-
The Kind of Death He Would Face
Olive and Gerald while out walking
met a vicious bulldog, and Gerald's
conduct In tie next few moments left mucb to be desired. When
they had safely passed live turned
to Gerald nnd said reproachfully:
Why, Gerald! And you said you would
face death tot me.
I know I did, answered Gerald, and
I meant It* But that bulldog wasn't
With Kidney Trouble. Cured by Gin
Mr. Daniel F. Fraser, of Bridseville,
N.S., says about GIN PILLS: "For
twenty years, I have been troubled
with Kidney and Bladder Dlset.Be, and
have been troatod by many doctors
but" junifllttie relief. That! given Tip
all hope ot getting cured when I tried
GIN PILLS. Now, I can say with
a happy heart, that I am cured after
using only four boxes of GIN.PILLS."
GOc. a Box, 0 for $2.50. Sample free
If you write National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada, Limited, Toronto.
True Love
Wifey— Why,   dear,   you
Bmoked any of those cigars
you for a present.
Hubby—No, I haven't the heart to
burn anything you gav*> mo.
I   gave
./ise Fresh—N'o woman ever mado
fool of me.
Senior—Who did?
Grain Elevators
Are the best pain insurance that you
can have against fire or damage of any
sort. They are proof against rodents
that gnaw their way into ordinary buildings and carry away the farmer's profits.
They save storage charges by enabling
you to store your own grain until you can
Obtain Bettor Priest
Elevators built of concrete maintain a drr
era temperature. They cannot rot, rust or
bum and require no repairs or paint—In short,
they are the cheapest kind of elevators the cntia
fatmer can build. ■
Let us send you the free book "What the
Fanner can do with Concrete". It tells »--
about concrete firm buildings and how to build
them, and about, dozens of other thian thai
the farmer can build of concrete.
Parmer's Iafonnatiaa Bareaa
Cinda Ce-M-st Compaiy Liaitet.
SQl Herald BuiUiaf, Montnal
How Could She Do It?
My wife, said Mr. Clark, sent two
dollars ln answer to an advertisement
of a sure method ol getting r'.X of superfluous fat.
And what did ho get for the mon*
cy? Was the information what she
wanted? asked Mr. Simmons.
Well, she got a reply telling her to
sell lt to the soap man.
A Cheerful Prospect
They had Juat '.ecome engaged.
Whnt joy It wlll be, she exclaimed,
for me to sharo all your gr! f and sorrows! ,
But, darling! he protested; I have
No, she answered: but wben we are
married you will have.
Of Cou.*se Not    >
Doctor, this bill ls exorba.nnt nnd I
won't pay % said the patient irritably,
Besides I'm no better than I was before I came t   you anyway,
Of course you're no better, retort*
ed tho physician, and all because, y'ou
didn't ta' o my advice.
Oh! eald the patient. Of course
as I didn't take I I don't ow.* you any
thing for lt.   Qood evening.
A Matter of Relatlon.hlp
Two   chance   acquaintances
Ireland were talking together.
An' so yer name 's Riley? said one.
Are yez anny a'ela.lon to Tim Riley!
Very dlshtuntly, Bald the other. Ol
wus mo mother's first child, nn' Tin
was tbe twelfth.
WINDMILL POINT ELEVATOR; MONTREAL. ■ ■- "** * - ^ - „■.*,'.
While the Grand Trunk has been looking well to the matter of elevator eenslruotlon In Western Canada U
provide storage capacity for the ever-increasing grain crop, provision has also been made for shipolng facilities at
Montreal. In the spring of 1906 what is known aa the Windmill Point Elevator, looated in the busy harbor of
Montreal, was completed and put into operation. Its capacity was 1,080^)00 bushels. Its situation Is so well
Pliunsd that It is easily accessible to both lake or ocean vessels, with railway tracks alongside. To provide add!'
tional accommodation a large annex has Just besn completed, with, a capacity of 1,070,000 bushels, making a net
capacity of 2,150,000 bushels. There are in this new building 28 concrete tanks, 25 feet in diameter and 100 feet
in height, arranged at right angles In four rows, with seven tanks in eaeh row. The tanks are constructed of
reinforced concrete, having their adjacent sides rigidly united, so that the four-pointed, star-shaped spaces betwssn
thi circular tanks may be used for storage as well as the* circular tanks themselves.     The large tanks hold ap-
firoximately 33,000 bushels apiece, and the star-shaped or interstice bins held  approximately 8.000 bushels each.
t le the second largest grain bin on the Qrand Trunk System, the largest being located at Fori Wi'liam, with a*
•spacHy of 6,700,000 bushels. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. R.C.
In Exceptional Occupation For
Women—The Sunshine Lady.
Ao Sending ef Flowers te III Persons,
to Often Men ef a Burden ta The*
Than a Blessing—Making Swirly
Frosting For Coke.
Deer Elsa-Women wbo never ln
sVir comfortable lives bave earned a
Hat are nowadays breaking ont Into
**** most unexpected occupations. One
•af tho strongest ways of earning a
■velibood ls being carried on by an
■equnlntauce of mine. Sbe markets
teasblno and good cheer. Did yon
Isww that these qualities were being
Well, to tell tho story of this girl
torn tho beginning: Several mouths
•to, upon tho death of lut father, the
Wage earning of the family wai
Bsmst upon ber. Sbe bad, unfortunately, no business training and, as
kr ss sbo knew, no business ability.
But necessity again becamo the mother of invention. Summing np her personal assets, sbe found that tbey con-
•hied, for tbe most part, of a cheer-
fol disposition and a pleasant ■mile,
•be determined to turn these assets to
I Ber plan wns simply to chnrge a fee
Ier tbo sunshine and cheerfulness she
i "You know," she said to me tho other day, "1 realized that tbere wero Iota
•f people who would pay for being
Hit into good spirits. This Is tho rea-
eon why theaters are so succcssfuL
But there bro ns many more persons
Who prefer tbe quieter forms of
amusement, playing cards or checkers
ar even discussing the latest fashions.
.What they dcslro moat Is cheerful bu-
Man compnulunslilp. It was to theso
people thut I decided to sell my services."
I Her decision, from all appearances,
was n wise one, as tbo sunshine busl-
acss, even In this short while, ls a
■ourlsblng Industry, nnd her clients all
pay cheerfully for ber unusual cont-
Of course ber duties nre varied, antl
eo be a professionally cheerful person
I* a tax upon one's sense of humor.
.This plucky girl tolls stories to In-
,,vn!lds, cheers np tbe sick, gossips with
the ladles, uld and young, if need be;
D'ays games wltb those who are lonely, amuses children or entertains at
luncheon or dinner for a hostess who
** called away. So yon seo my friend
is Indeed a sunshine lady.
I Speaking of HI people, Margaret D.
to nt St E.'s hospital convalescing
from the effect of a severe operation.
1 went t) see ber yesterday and found
her surrounded by thc most beautiful
floral offerings from friends. Remarking upon tbe lovollncsB of tho blossoms brought forth a very pertinent
question from tbe Invalid: a**
I "Why do Mends smother an III per
•on with Sowers during tho flrst few
days of an Illness, when she ls too exhausted even to look ot a bouquet ot
flowers, much leas to endure tbelr
fragrance? Why do tbey not save
them for tho tedious daya of coo-
It never occurred to me that this la
exactly the way flowers are sent to tha
alck. The moment one hears that a
Mend haa to undergo an operation of
Is in for a siege of fever off ono goea
to tho florist This duty performed.
there to probably not a thought of
•ending any moro flower*.
| Wouldn't It be much better to wait
• week or two until the first rush ot
bouquets Is over and until the patient
Is ln a condition to enjoy flowers beforo sending them?
I It Is too often the case thnt daring
the flrst period of Illness tbe flowers
are really nauseating, and tbe only
pleasure the patient gcta from them
to to read later tha cords of those who
bombarded the sickroom with choice)
bot really unappreciated offerings. •
i. So, dear, yon liked tbe frosting "par
tlcularly" on tbe cake I sent yon by
parcel post and wnut to know bow I
did It Certainly you shall know.
Mako ordinary boiled Icing and, after
yon hare beaten It stiff enough to bold
Its own firmly on a cake, empty It
Into a double boiler, I'luco tbo boiler
■rer n good Ore that wlll keep tbe
water In tb* lower pun nt a brisk
boll. Do not stir the rrostlng at all,
bnt watch It until It begin* to fudg*
•round the side* of the pan.
i  Thon tak* It from the store and beat
II In tbe pan until It la cool enough
•nd thick enough to swirl on your
cake, holding It* own In whatever po-
•Itlon yon wish It to penetrate.
| If you let It get too cool It will harden In the pan, perhaps, before yon bar*
finished frosting your cake. Tbl* wlll
happen If you are frosting smalt cake*
which take time to cover one by ona.
If It doe* harden, a little hot watet
beaten In will remedy the difficulty.
I It Is tbe double bulling, dear, which
gives tbe frosting tbe enviable fudgy,
tnarshmallowy consistency tbat yoa
I And be sore not to nse n knife to put
on the frosting wben yoa want it to
bsve a swirling, Irregular appearance,
die a fork handlo and yon wlll make
Jnst a* good frosting as yours faithfully, ..IA1JEU
Kew Tork,    .
■ow Ton May Acquire a Host Coveted Possession.
* There I* nothing more attractive
| In a person than a beautiful (peaking volee, but, although tbl* fact Is
universally acknowledged, few persona really try to attain this attraction. Nevertheless, lt. Is within the
reach of everybody, and can be obtained with bnt very little effort. A
dally fifteen minutes or half hour of
work Is all that la necessary.
Inthe flrst place, one must gain
control of the voice producer, tbe
breath. Begin by taking just ordinary breathing exercises every day,
deep Inhalations, filling the lunga to
tholr capacity and expanding the
diaphragm with each breath. Soon
you will find you possess a new
strength, force and power beyond
words to describe.
Now having gained the moving
voice* force, direct your attention to
the voice itself. Most speaking
voices have from five to eight primary notes. Tbe flrst one la tbe loweBt
tbe voice ls capable of touching easily, with no effort or sound of
hoarseness, and then on up the
scale to the highest that can be
pitched without Bound ot shrillness
and   attained   only   with   absolute
These notes are the background,
as It were, of the speaking voico.
We must use them first, later adding
the other tones. Take a deep breath,
then sound the vowel "a" (ah) up
•nd down the scale on these primary notes, at the same time exercising great care to think each tone as
far forward in the mouth as possible,
while also striving to keep from
using the slightest effort so far as
"forcing" tbe tone 1* concerned. In
other words, vocalize tho spoken
tone witb as much gentleness and
sweotness as possible. The mouth
must be well open and the jaw relaxed.
After repeating this exercise several times, begin to Intone words on
these same notes, speaking them
gently and placing them a* far forward In the mouth as you did in tbe
exorcise, all the while being careful
to notice the sound of each word, Us
quality, tone and placement. Take
a poem or prose selection like Shelley's "Cloud," for Instance, and intone It carefully on the primary
notes, chanting each verse on a different key, but with no inflection.
Then take tbe same poem and
"speak" lt In the different keys.
Gradually you will find tbat tbe
voice ls taking on a different tone
and developing in richness and quality, and then follows the detection
of faults ln your own voice, which
you are now eager to overcome.
When once the ear is trained, the
time la not far distant when you wlll
have attained that much coveted
possession — a beautiful speaking
Think at least twice before using
your voice once if It ls well trained,
and try never to utter a word that is
not clear, distinct and well modulated. Hurried, careless habits of life
and a tendency to irritability are
responsible for the harsh tones ot
many voices which nature fitted for
something better than to grate on
our ears as they do.
Entertainment   For   the   Jelly
Church Sociable.
We all bnve  hobbies,  whether we
ride tbe "horse' bard or not.   There
Is always just some one thiug we like
to do or to have better than anything
else, so to enliven n church social tha
entertainment committee nsked each
guest tc wear an article to represent
his or ber favorite fad.   There was the
j boy   who  bad   tbo  stamp  collecting
I fever at Its height.   Be appeared with
a stamp for a scarfpln, another glued
on to a huge ring ns a setting and four
or Ore glued to his coat lapel in lieu ot
a bouquet
I Tbo silk quilt worker hnd her frock
plentifully patched with silk squares
of tbo patterns she'was making or desired to make, and the would be artist
had water color and pen and Ink
sketches on ber dress, with a peaked
hat made of water color paper, which
had marine scenes upon lt
Tho airship Dcnd bad a miniature flying machine (found at the toy counter)
worn around bis neck and a golf suit
Tbe sailor boy was In white duck,
with a "middy" cap, and the yanng
'mis* who was learning to cook carried
a ring and chain, from which dangled
spoons, egg beater, flour sifter, etc.
It la needless to say that this was tb*
merriest kind of a party, far different
l from tbo average church social.
There was no lack of animated con-
| versatlon, and to mako thing* more
: Interesting, when all sat down to refreshments, whlcb were served at
small tables, each one was asked to
, tell In two minutes the merit* of hi*
: especial hobby.
I    This meeting turned out to be quite
1 an exchange not only of Ideas, bnt of
i materials, for every onc found ont
What tbe other fellow was Interested
! in, and some saved stamps and others
silk pieces, nnd others gave cherished
recipes, and all found that even those
whom they thought dull and stupid
wero most Interesting when  led to
talk upon what was uppermost ln their
T* Keep Cake Fresh,
Most housewives know that an ap.
fie In the cake box wlll help to keep
cake fresh snd moist, bnt If there I*
cake lp tbe house and no apple pnt
■ glass of clear water In the box aad
5b* same result will be ackltred.
Love Deaths Iu Japan.
Suicide as a cure for hopeless lore
Is a common expedient ln Japan.
"There are Japanese lovers," Bays •
writer, who, owing to circumstances,
are unable to marry, but they do not
blame circumstances. They regard
their misfortune as the result of an
error in a previous existence, such
as breaking their promise to wed or
because tbey were cruel to each
other. Such lover* believe that If
tbey bind themselves together with
an underglrdle and spring into a
river or lake they wlll become united
ln their next birth. Tbis suicide of
Japanese lovers la called "ioshi,"
which means 'love death' or 'passion
More Waiters Than Guest*.
There were last summer more waiters tban guests in the Swiss hotels
situated at high altitudes, aa tbe result ot continuous cold and rain.
the first part of tbe summer season was a complete failure, and lt is
estimated that hotel proprietors, rall-
ia.ads and storekea*.;i*s lost over $1,-
200,000. Climbing in the higher Alps
waa too dangerous, and Lake Constance overflowed ln several parts,
flooding a number of villages nnd
towns. As a result tbe tourist travel
was unusually light.
Tbe Neighborly Spirit.
The neighborly spirit ls an excellent thing to cultivate, although
not, perhaps, as it is cultivated in
tbe following story:
"How do you like your new
home?" a friend asked a man who
bad recently moved Into tho village.
"Pretty well."
"Have you called on *. our neighbors yet?"
"No," the newcomer admitted, "I
haven't. But I'm going to If any
more of my wood 1* missing."
Tea Drinking.
Tea drinking was regarded as one
of tbe feminine vices of a hundred
years ago. The Female Spectator ot
that period observes: "Tbe tea
table coBts more to support thnn
would maintain two children at
nurse. It is the utter destruction of
the,economy, the bane ot good
housewifery and tbe source of idleness."—London Mall.
Bis Thanks.
"I notice," said the young man's
employer, "that you are always about
tbe flrst ln tbe ollice ln tbe mornings.'
"Thank you, sir,"
"Why do you thank me?"
"For noticing it." V
Bored Blm.
"Bolts tell* me he took a long trip
thi* morning."
"Where did he go?"
"He rode two block* on a street car
with Eiffels.-*
Girle ef Ten er Twelve Wear Exquisite
Net Models.
Llttlo net dresses are especially pretty nnd dainty as dancing scbool frock*
for girls of ten or twelve. They are
generally mounted over a colored silk
slip, nnd very often the ribbon tracery
is applied to the slip, tbe net veiling
this ribbon or flower trimming. Ono
particularly effective dress of white
cntnuiNu rnoc.it or white ket.
net wns mounted orer a lining of net
and tho wreaths of pink rosebuds nnd
forgetmenots were attached at Irregular intervals to tho net lining, A
bolero was simulated by bands of Insertion, partially veiling tbo cash of
pink chUTon, which was knotted at
one side of the front ond Its end*
twisted Into rosettes with (lower centers. The frock pictured Is of white
accordion plaited net wltb a blaek
satin vest introduced on the waist
Self Irrigating Pans For Plants.
One of tho best Ideas Is the Belt Irrigating bnskct or pan. This Is mad*
up In all styles and bas n reservoir
of tin, whlcb set* In the basket with
a pipe extending up to tbe height of
the basket. This pipe Is entirely hid- |
den wben the ferns or planta are
placed ln the basket
All the watering Is done through thla *
pipe, the reservoir holding enough wa- i
ter to last ten dnys. There are two
'openings iu tbe reservoir with sponge* i
ln them, and the pbtnts absorb the wa- I
ter through those spougos in quant!- '
dies required. Ferns and plants grow
better In these baskets than In the '
{ordinary receptacles for them, as they |
nro never given too much or too little |
water at a time.
Wen-Known    Novelists    Tlews    OB
i Desirable Women.
Tastes, of course, differ, but some
men appear to want a wife wbo never
existed except in romantic dreams.
Sbe must be a model of all virtues
and possess no failings. She must be
"so pretty that we are always proud,
and ao good that we are never uneasy; a woman wbo wears well and
looks her best In two-year-old gowns;
who applies the adjective Important
In relation to our work, our food,
and our desire for unfettered holidays; who 'aughs at our jokes and
preserves a marble aace when we are
acored off by others; with whom we
hare the massively eonilortl.it sensation tbat sbe wlll never recognize the
plain, staring fact that we are not
brave, not wise, no. kind, not clever."
Tbe words quoted are those of that
popular novelist, Mr. W. B. Maxwell,
and "the astounding, incredible
thing," he concludes, In his comments
on tbe sort of woman a man likes,
"ls lhat, wanting all that, we sometimes get lt."
A truer noto, perhaps, Is struck
by Mr. Joseph Hocking who, it remarking a.iat a woman a man doea
not like ls the political woman, says!
"Man's ideal of womanhood, as far
as I know men, la suggested by the
old-fashioned word 'womanliness'.
Sho ls a sympathetic companion, one
who desires to share In the joyt and
Borrows of her husband. Sho Is a
lover of home and children, and finds
ber greatest joys by her own fireside.
She ls far removed from the creature
wbose main thought Is her own pleasure. Whether she Is Intellectual or
not I do not think of great importance, but she must be pure in heart
and life, and, like Dickens' Agnes,
hers mutt he tbe 'band that ever
points upward'."
And both Mr. Coulson Kernahan
and hia friend, Mr. Max Pemberton,
agree with Mr. Hocking. The former,
In a Strand Magazine symposium,
quotes G. II. Lorlmer, the well-known
American editor and author, who has
given lt as his opinion that "Marriages may be made in heaven, but
most engagements aro made tn the
back parlor with the gas so low that
a fel.ow doesn't really get a square
look at what he ls taking."
"But" comments Mr. Kernahan,
"tbe woman that the majority of
men like may be da.k or fair, tall or
short, plump or slim, so long as she
ls, before all things, womanly." And
most readers will probably agree with
Mr. Max Pemberton, .vho gives It as
his opinion tbat men vant "chiefly
a womanly woman. She must be,"
he says, "the woman In all the world
for him, and he must be conscious of
tbe fact. It ls quite lmposrlble for
one man to convlnve another tbat any
particular type of beauty Is an element In tbe mystery of love. Tbe
appeal ls from the soul of the woman
to the soul of the man. Nevertheless, It ts tbe quality of womanhood,
of gentleness and patience and capacity to love, that ls the supreme
Mr. E. Temple Thurston Is somewhat severe on bis own sex. "Tbe
kind %t woman a man likes," he
says, "ls the woman who can minister
to his selfishness without obliterating
herself, who can listen to hi* egotism without making him feel hs la
monopolizing the conversation, wbo
can clothe his thonsnnd faults with
the desire to win to his few virtues;
■he who can bo mother and child, mistress and wife, friend and counsellor
to his countless Inconsistencies."
A Millionaire's Freak.
M. Spirldlnoff, a well-known Moscow millionaire, ls just about to celebrate his golden wedding. To the festivities which are to mark the event
two hundred guest* bare been Invited. Each of these two hundred people received tbe otber day a special
and appropriate card of Invitation,
made of pure gold. As each card
weighs 20 grammes, which Is rather
lesB than 3-4 oz. avoirdupois, lt follows that tbe total amount of gold
used Is just about nine pounds. Tbe
metal was transformed Into these unique missive, on which tbe Invitation
was worked In enamel by a Moscow
goldsmith. Each Invitation card la
valued at about 130.
Her Name.
Onc needs patience to succeed at
a teacher of the young, as this brief
dialogue in one of our elementary
schools may show:
Scholar—I've left home now,
ma'am.   I'm living wltb my auntie.
Teacher—What's her name?
"Sho's called after me—Fanny."
"Yes, but what's ber other name?."
"Sbe has no otber."
"But what does the woman next
door call hor?"
"Sbe doesn't speak to tbe woman
next door."
of Poor People Who A   FRENCH  NOVELIST
Rendering Lard.
Cut leaf lard into small pieces and
run through the meat chopper before
rendering and you will bave almost
all,bird and very few cracklings whrn
through cooking. A teaapoonful of
common baking soda in tbe water tn
which you start your lard to rendering makes Its white and tweet. Sprinkle a thin layer ot salt In tile bottom
of jars before pouring ln your newly
rrndered lard and lt wlll not get rancid.
Woven Name Tapet.
| For tbe metbodleal housewife woven
name tapes are a boon. For $2 yon
can have your name woven ln twelve
' dozen little lengths of white tape. Tbe
weaving Is In red.   These twelve doz-
' en tapes would mnrk much of yonr
household  linen  for years to come,
' doubtless, for. of course, it would not
do fnr table linen. For sheets and pillowcases, towels of all sorts and underwear nothing could be nenter or more
durable. It takes three or four week*
for th* manufacturer to til each of-he-,
Soft Gingerbread.
A cupful ot sugar, OLa-half cupful
of shortening,, two eggs, a cupful of
molasses, a tablespoonful of ginger,
a tablespoonful of cinnamon, a heaping teaspoonful of soda dissolved In
a cupful of boiling water, three and
two-thirds cupfuls cf flour and a
tablespoonful of vinegar. Beat well
and bake In a moderate oven thirty-
five or forty minutes.
A Lark.
Wbat a lark 't would be If an egg
camo down the chimney.
No, it wouldn't, unless It was a
lark's egg, and even tben not until lt
wa* hatched
Recent Stories of Poor People Who
j Become Suddenly Rich.
Now and again, of course, lt t ap-
pens that a person la suddenly raised
trom poverty to affluence by some unexpected boquee*., but It may be if ;l--
lald that the stories of fabulou fortunes being unexpectedly left by rich
uncles are, in the majority of cases,
fiction. We bave a striking illustration'of this In the recent story, which
afterwards proved to be quite bogus,
of the charwoman who, it waB Bald,
had been lett 1125,000. It appears
that about two months ago a report
waa circulated from Yorkshire that
Miss Sarah Ann Davidson, ot Red-
mlrc, Yorks, bad left an estate, expected to amount to over Sl,000,000,
and that sbe had bequeathed f 125,-
000 to a washerwoman named Faw-
cett. As a matter of fact. Miss Davidson's eBtate waa provjd at ?90,000,
and tbere was no bequest cither to
Mrs. Fawcott or ti any washerwoman.
There was a parallel case In August last, when a laborer named Tuna-
tall was renorted to have Inherited a
fortune of something like $1,000,000,
from his father-in-law, who had died
ln Australia. Many romantic stories
were told of Tunstall at tbe time,
and the sceptics seemed to bare been
silenced wben it was announced that
Tunstall had sailed for Australia to
take orer his wonderful fortune. The
Bceptlcs, however, were rlgh., anu the
Whole bottom of tbe story wa* knocked out wben Tunstall suddenly returned to Bolton wltb no money.
In some cases it is dlfflcnlt to say
why these stories of fictitious fortunes are circulated. There are times,
however, when 'hey enable systematic frauds to be carried out. Tbere
was the case, for Instance, of a woman ln a Midland town ln England
who assiduously spread the jport
tbat she had Inherited a fortune of
$500,000 from a relative who had
died in New Zealand. On the strength
of this report sho borrowed money,
ran up large bills wltb local tradesmen, fleeced her friends to thr extent
of several hundred pounds, and then
disappeared. It was ultimately discovered that she had Inherited no tor-
tune. Nor was there any prospect ot
her being bequeathed as much »s a
five-pound note, and the people
whom she had swindled were let" lamenting.
It may be remembered, too, that
Violet Charlesworth practiced a similar deception by announcing that she
was coming into a fortuae of *»*'50,-
000 when she reached the < age of
twenty-five. Sbe was sentenced o
five years' penal servitude, afterwards
reduced to three years, for conspiring
and obtaining money by false pretence*.
Oxford Latin Attacked.
The question ot the pronunciation
of Latin aed to a lively discussion at
the Headmasters' conference held al
Reai* ing, En*;.
Tbe Rer. H. Costley White, Headmaster of Bradfleld College, eald
tbat wben a boy went to a university, especially Oxford, be came Into
a farrago of cacophonous jargon,
wblch did duty for the pronunciation
of the Latin language.
* He believed tbat there waa no
place in tbe world wbere Latin was
more variously or villainously pro-
nounced tban al Oxford.
A resolution waa passed that In
order to attain unlfor-ilty a committee ot the onference should Invite
every member to pledge himself to
adopt the reformed pronunciation
rceoinrendcd by tbe Classical Asso-
elation—tbat Is, with broad vowels,
bard g and ■*, the w sound of v, tho
diptbong ae like the long I, etc.
Lion* Can Act Cp.
That 'lon* can sometimes act uf
to thei. reputation wu proved by
the "Maneaters of Tsavo," whose
story la told by Colonel Peterson,
During the building of the Nigerian
railway a pair of lions terrorized tht*
engineering camp for months, breaking through the nigbt defences tc
carry of their victims, attacking in
the open ln broad daylight, and even
on one occasion boarding a train.
For months they defied all attempts
to destroy them, and tbelr depredations brought the work to a standstill for weeks, and led to their being "mentioned" in the House ot
Commons, which of course ended
them.—London Dally Chronicle.
Bo.   .iecd Stick. „
A gruesome walking stick was thai
used by tbe late Moberlcy Bell, so
long mrni ger of Tho London Times.
It waa a plain, stout stick, mounted
with a bone from bis ow body. When
a comooudent ln Alexandrl be was
crossing a railway line »*d caught
tho heel of his oot between the
points. A train was approaching ond
by a desperate effort ho wrenched
himself free. But be eo Injured bis
ankle tbat an operation was necen-
sary, and one of tbe joint bonea had
to bo removed. This he had mounted
aa the handle of the walking slick
whlcb he used to counteract tbo limp
hla accident left blm.—London Taller.
Bad Experience.
At a recent meeting of the Church
Army Prebendary Wilson Carllle told
a story concerning a Royal Arm]
Medical Corps orderly, wbo was being Impressively warned by a nurs*
before going on night hospital duty
that be must on no account be tempted by the darkness to fall asleep.
"lt'a all right, miss," he said,
witb a twinkle In bis eye. "There
ain't no fear o' that I waa a poach*
er afore I joined."
Wouldn't Be Beaten.
At the opening of tbe Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-
Avon a concert was given, and Mr.
William Shakespeare, tbe well-
known professor of singing, signed
his name In the visitors' book.
A Cockney wag, seeing the signature, and believing It was done for a
joke, thought he would go one bet*,
ter, and signed himself "Olivet
fonng Man Whoa* Pint Novel a
Tear Ago Made So Great a Hit,
Has Written Another Which ts a
Picture of Life Along the St Lawrence — A Document From tha
Life of the Canadian People.
Wben English-speaking Canadlana
i-rsess tbelr national literary output
they are prone to forget that In Quebec unheard of by the majority of
Canadians at all, tbere ia a vigorous
young literature.
In this year's output of French-
Canadian books, tbe most Interesting
features for student* of belles-lettres
nre two novels. Unlike so many ot
lhe Canadian novels Issued ln English, that deal wltb our romantic past
or the far northland of white snows,
both these Freich-Canadtan works
aro navels of manners. Tbey deal
with contemporary life In Quebec
along the St. Lawrence, and, though
they thus lose perhaps a certain Petitions charm, tbey are far more valuable than the average English-Canadian work aa doc.*ments from our
One of the works Is a novel by
Monsieur Hector liernier, the most
brilliant of the younger French-Canadian novelists, who made such a hit
last year with his first novel, "An
large do l'ccuell," dealing witb relation.
"It ls a rather tar-fetched tale on
social conditions ln Canada—a tirade
against snobblsm, if yo   like," say*
Bernard Muddlman In The Canadian
Courier. In "Ce que dlsalt la flamme"
we have an exceeding!/ rich and vulgar French- Canadian father, of the
name of Fontaine, who has a ion.
Jean, -of refined education and ashamed of bis father, and a daughter, wha
makes a foolish match with a young
snob. Jean himself ls Imbued with
strongly patriotic ideals of the usual
modern Qrebec type. He falls in love
with the daughter of one of hi* father's workmen and endeavors to persuade h'l parent to expen' hi* wealth
In bettering the conditions of tha
poorer French-Canadian. There la
much fiddle-faddle made out of Jean'*
class prejudices a" tbe thought of
making a mcsalllanio with a work
girl. However, ln tbe ond Jean becomes engaged to Lucille. But hi*
purse-proud father, -fter the time,
honored tradition, ordirs htm out ct
tbe house. So Jean marrlet Lucille
and settles down in a pi** ruburb of
Quebec to aid and reform the habitants. But the faihe* and daughter
find tbe wage- of wealth are discontent. Yvonne leaves her snobbish
husband and returna home to her
father. Tbere, father and danghter,
looking In the fire one evening, decide to beg Jean to return to them.
"Apparently, Monsieur Bernler
would teach us that the Idealist U
alone happy la this • orld."
A Novelist's Career.
As a writer of exciting romance
Mr. Bernard Capes enjoys a high reputation, and most readers havo had
tbe pleasure of sampling his literary
wares. Llko many other writers Mr.
Capes tried various things before *'.e
found his true career, and bo has
viewed life from many standpoints.
He was born In unromantlc Brixton, and was educated at Beaumont
Collego. He desired to enter tho army
and began to stud} for lhe Royal Engineers, but by an error was prevented from sitting (or the examination.
Ho then spent threo dreary yearB la
a broker's office, an1 Uien deserted
the city to study at tho Slado School
of Art, which, curiously enough, lias
turned out many well-known writers.
Mr. Capes gained his liri t big »uc-
ccss in 1896, when e ftov. a prize
of $3,000 offered by an Americas
Arm for stories of mystery. This set
bin. on the road to fame, and his eub-
sequent work lias gained tho enion*
lums of tho foremost literary critic*.
Will Carry Colon.
Tbe King's colors are to be carried
by such units of the Australian force*
as wculd be permitted to hold them
If they wero attached to the fighting
forces of tbe United Kingdom. The
King's colors of every rogiment are
to be tbe great union In which *' e
CrosB of St. (leorge is contrived with
the crosses of St. Andrew and St
Patrick on a blue .field, as modified by
her Majesty Queen Victoria ln 1900.
Tbe first color ls to hear (n tbe centre
the territorial designation on a crimson circle with the royal or other title
within tbe whole, surmounted by taka
Imperial crown.
Most Keep to Paths.
Pedestrians must not walk along
tbe thoroughfares ln Calcutta, when
there are sufficiently wide footpath*
provided. An order ot the Commissioner of Police te thi* effect come*
Into force on th* flrst ef the year.
Notification, by beat of dram, I* **m
ktlag mad* throughout tha title "I ii R.   IDlaAfl t»l*.H,   la«J.*HbP.hlaAxvi>
Men's Shoes in all the new American lasts, made hy
lleall and Tormj, Milwaukee. This linn guarantees every
pair to give satisfaction. Call and see our stock. Meu's
(txfurds, for spring, iu Gun Metal, Patent -Leather and
Tau. The lasts are new and they cany "Slater's" stamp
of approval.
Ladies' American Shoes just to hand
Ladies' Gun Metal, Button. Short Yawp, New  Heels, il
smart natty shoe, Price #4.50 pair.
Ladies'  Tan, Buttoned Shoes, a very dressy shoe, nnd
one of the most cwnfortable yojl could weal'.      l'l ice $5
Children's Shoes
.Sole a4gents for the "Eclipse" Line of Shoes.
We have just had delivered a large consignment of shoes
specially made with a view to comfort for the little ones.
Infants' Shoes, black kid blucherj patent tips,:" to 5;.*J?1.35
Infants' chocolate kid blucher, sizes 2 to 5      1.36
Infants' all patent pumps, si/.es 2 to 5     1.25
Infants' all chocolate kid, buttoned, sizos 2 to 5 ...    1.35
Also a full range of Children's and Misses' patent pumps
See our new line of Leckie's Boots
for Boys.
A large shipment of these useful and comfortable chairs
has just arrived and as we imported these direct we can
t!*ive you a very good price on them.
New White Muslin and Embroidered
rtD C QQI7 Q     f°r Infants,
UJtVCOOILOchildren & Misses
H'e have received by express a very smart assortment of
these in many very pleasing styles.
Department has on view many new models, and soon we
hope to announce another large showing of exclusive
pattern hats.
Special Orders receive prompt and
courteous attention.
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
We hear that the Jingle Pot
mine is only working three days
a week. Wonder if the U. M. W,
of A. reduces the cheek off in
slack time.
We would ask the secretary of
hte U. M. W. of A. at Jingle Pot
if it is true as reported, that one
of the employees at that mine had
$12 kept off his pay in one month
as a check off.
Everybody Two Step Dancing
Club will hold their usual weekly
dance in the club hall this evening
A ladies evening will be a special
feature from this on with the
Two Step.
The police commissioners held
a special meeting in the council
chambers on Monday evening and
after giving 52 applications for
the position of city constable
their careful perusal appointed
James Ward of South Vancouver
who has accepted the position.
The city council held their regular session on Monday evening.
Aid. Banks introduced a bylaw
to establish a proceedure for
work undertaken as local improvement. The board' of works
was authorized to light up Dunsmuir Avenue as soon as possible
also to inspect sidewalks and have
dangerous places repaired at
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.
A Court of Revision to hear and
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.
City Hall, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B. C.
March 27th. 1914.
Dr. D.E. Kerr dentist will be
in Cumberland March 24th and
following days.
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
West Cumberland.
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.
Notice is hereby given that the
reserve, the notice of which
appeared in the B.C. Gazette on
the 27th. of December, 1907 is
cancelled in so far as it relates to
the following parcels of land;
the W. 1-2 of the S.E. 1-4, the S,
W. 1-4 and the S.l-2 of the N.W.
1-4 west of the river in Section 4;
theS.E. 1-4, theS.E. 1-4 of the
S.W. 1-4 and the N.E.1-4 in Sect-
tion 6; S.l-2 of the S.E. 1-4 in
Section 8; the S.E. 1-4, the S.W.
1-4 and the E. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-4
in Section 16; and the E. 1-2 of
the S.E* 1-4 and N.l-2 in Section
21, all in Township 3 Sayward
District, and the N.E. 1-4 of the
N.E. 1-4 In Section 32; the N,E.
1-4 of the S.W. 1-4, and the N
W, 1-4 and N. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-
4 Section S3', the N, 1-2 of the
N. W. 1*4 and the N. 1-2 of the
N. E. 1-4 in Section 34 ; and the
5. 1-2 and N.W. 1-4 of the N.W.
1-4 in Section 35, all in Township
6, Saywsrd District-,
The said lands will bo open for
entry by pre-emption on Monday,
the 18th day of May at the hour
Of 9 o'clock in the forenoon; all
applications to be made at the
otffce of the Government Agent,
No Pre-emptlor. Record shall in-*
elude more than 40 acres of land
except in cases where it is desir
able to include small fractional
portions of legal Subdivisions;
information in which connection
may be obtained from plans on
view at the above mentioned
R. A. Ren wick
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B, C.
Uth February, 1914.
W. OL -Btmtrta
Ia*arl|tr af sViMIr
law Minimi l>lrei'U*v*ifVii*tm*ln1'|H'«li*.*,
wiiiniiic mul Imrlmiii: I'uml*.*)) Willlum.
Picture ,*.* vaudeville Tlieohe. Pmyhlll,
Durham I late Oiwlillst ..si.t rlminii-iMfi*
of Mtlt-taltl'riliimveMetiiu.ltstPrixeClloli-,
lluiluiiii, KiikIiiiuI.
Mas Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc,
Terms Moderate
P.O Box 398, Cumberland, B.C.
Pianoforte tuition
Late Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Coseley Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Derwent Ave,
or P. O. Box 112,
15 per cent off
At Bevan Store
$). Phillip Uimison
narristar, Soliciu.r
* Notary Public
£i>uiari> W. Sirklr
(Emnbrrluiib. V. 0.
AkihiI lur tlie
Alex Hun'lot son, Proprteltir
1'.stl*i*!*t<** mul De-tlgn*- furnishi-sl
tm A]i]illi'!itinii
Contractor & Builder
Framing of all kinds, Mill Wrighting,
Installation of Mill Machinery.
V. L. TWAY, Courtenay, B.C.
Tbadi Marks
CoffrniaHTt Ac.
Anrnne wirllng n nketi.it and daerlpHnn m»y
niiloklf McerUiiii our opinion free whither an
In yen Hon Is prormhlr pnieritobkh ^Conitntiiilp.-**-
1 --•iriciltc-iifi.leiiilHl. MMMmTonPttoDti
Bunt free. Oldest nuenc-r fur iMoHnff patents.
I'uionti taken through Munn k Co. reeelrt
special notke, without charge, in tbo
Scientific Jfoierlcatn
A handiomelT .IliMtntrt weekly.   Ijinwiit Mr-
onlMlpn of Hiijr euientlnn j-n-ni;,..   renni for
(''iiiniia, fins n year, pot-tauo prrjaiil.   Hold hy
nil iH-rt'tuicali'r**.
MUNN &Co.8B""--**«». New York
Branon Oljco, 68 {• bl. Wublutiii., D. C.
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
The Next and Nearest Property to the Mines,
Sawmills,   and   Absolutely   Inside   Property.
1-4 to 1=2 acre Lots, 60x80 by 120
feet deep, $150 to $225 per Lot
Easy term.-;.    You'll be on Easy Street in buying theae.
It's the White Man's City.    We do not sell to Asiatics.
Lois are selling fast, apply to A. Pjiilthrope, "The 8'QW," BerwMt:, Ot
Harry Mien*-,
British Columbia Investments Ltd. Courtenay
" The Magnet Cash Store "
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
We have just received another car load of the celebrated
Gerhard Heintzman Pianos. We ean sell you a Piano
mi easy monthly payments. We have several extra
guod second hand pianos, that were taken iu exchange
for new ones, at prices ranging from tflOO and upwards
G.A.FIetcher MusicCo
NANAIMO,      •        .      B. C.
Tuesday, March 31st
Salt* ol the Farm Stock, Implements, Furniture, etc., at "Fairview
Farm," Upper Road, Courtenay, for Mr. George Jefferies
Phone 10
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTAN T TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors


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