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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL V.. No. 6
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Work to Commence en Monday
Building to be Completed
July 1st
The Cumberland and Union
Water Works Co. Ltd. and the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co. Ltd. jointly has given the
contract for the building and
completion of the new opera
house to be erected on Dunsmuir
Avenue to Mesher Bros, architects and contractors of Nanaimo
The agreement entered into between the parties concerned was
signed on Wednesday.
Mr. MeBher informed the Islander that a force of men would
commence work on Monday or as
soon as he could get back from
Nanaimo to excavate for the
foundation. It is estimated that
it will be necessary to remove a
thousand loads of gravel to allow
the floor of the basement to be
twelve feet below the level of the
cement sidewalk.
The building will cost in the
neighborhood of f20,000, with
another $6000 for f urni'hings.
It will be a modern play house
and will be'.included in the Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo
circuit The dimensions of the
building will be 120 by 44 with a
height of 36 feet from the level
of the sidewalk. The main floor
of the auditorium is to be 80 by
43 with a seating capacity of 800
people and a gallery that'will seat
200 people.'all told 1000. The
stasje will have* a depth of 20 ft.
with a proscenium of 27 by 26.
The ceiling of the theatre w 11 be
. 30 ft. in height. The ball room in
the basement will have a dancing
space of 32 by 90 covered with a
hardwood floor of maple, making
one of the finest and largest ball
rooms in the province with two
large dressing rooms fitted with
lavatories. The whole of the
building *ill be equipped with a
modern heating plant and will be
kept at an even temperature during cold weather, with electric
fans for thejwarm and sultry
days of summer. Mesher Bros,
has undertaken to commence
work at once and agreed to complete the building by July 1st of
this year.
Cumberland and district is
moving to the front although at
a slow speed during the past
twelve months the way has been
prepared for greater results. It
is gratifying to know the mist is
rising when such established
companies with purely local capital will spend' $20,000 in a play
house for this city and district
and should stiffen up some of the
c.t'zens whaikre. dontimialiy crying blue ruin.
First Carload of Auto's Received in This District
A consignment of 1914 Ford Cars received at Cumberland Railway Statation
by E. C. Emde, District Agent.
On Friday evening, April 17th
the Bevan Dramatic Club gave
a most delightful entertainment
in aid of the'athletic club.
The flrst part staged was a
sparkling comedy entitled "Pistols for Two.
Mrs. Murphy as the heroine
was.charmingly gowned and held
the audience spell-bound by her
splendid acting.
Mr. Murphy made a bold and
effective hero. Mr. O'Conner as
the father gave a most artistic
representation of the stern old
colonel, and Mr. Ward could not
have been better as the kindly
old uncle,
In the second part Mr. O'Conner sang with great effect the
song entitled "Good Company."
Messrs. Ward and Murphy
excelled as comics and Mrs.
Murphy's rendering of the recitation "Kissing Cups Race" left
nothing to be desired.
The farce entitled "The Iceman" wound up this most excellent entertainment and kept the
audience in roars of laughter.
The dance which followed was
kept up with great spirit till 2
The thanks of the athletic club
are also due to Hong Chong and
Charles Cin Key for the use of
the hall.
James A. Abrams, Police Magistrate and Judge of
Small Debts Court of this city for the past sixteen
years, died suddenly from heart failure last evening
at 7 o'clock, in his 70th year, after returning home
from an auto^our of outlying points. The funeral
wjl! take pla'T^omorrow afternoon from the family
residence, Maryport Avenue.
Miss Hazel Frame, Harold
Freemen and Jennie Whyte were
passengers to Vancouver by
Sunday's train.
Dr. Reynolds and Miss Reynolds
arrived by au'.o from Nanaimo on
Wednesday and returned on
Ottawa, April 21.—Mr. W. F.
Cockshutt, M. P. for Brantford,
is anxious about the safety of the
lives and property of Canadians
in Mexico, and has placed on the
order paper the following
question: "In the event of war
between the United States and
Mexico will the Government take
any precaution to insure the
safety of the lives and property
of Canadians in Mexico, and if
so what action will be taken?"
It is understood that the Government is keeping in close touc'.i
with the British authorities in
regard to the safety of Canadian
The question will probably be
answered in the House tomorrow
Washington, April 21,—Vera
Cruz was taken by the American
forces this ofternoon with a loss
of 4 killed and 20 wounded. The
Mexican losses are not known
but are estimated at 200 killed
and several hundred wounded.
The United States • marines
seized the customs house of Vera
Cruz and a section of the city
after a short engagament.
Admiral Fletcher has notified ths
Mexican Federal commander that
unless he stops firing upon the
American troops he will open fire
on the city with the heavy siege
guns of the fleet. So far the
Americans have refrained from
attacking the Mexicans, but only
fired to defend themselves from
the enemy.
Washington, April 21.— Admiral
T. Mayo has been ordered to seize
the city of Tampico and hold the
.Mexican customs house at that
Washington, D. C, April 21--
Orders were sent to Rear-Admiral
Fletcher early today to seize the
customs house at Vera Cruz in
time to prevent a large shipment
of arms for Huerta about to land
there from being transported to
Mexico city.
The orders did not stipulate
when Admiral Fletcher should
take the port, but left it to his
discretion as to when best to prevent Huerta from getting several
million rounds of ammunition and
200 field guns from a German
s'.. mer due to arrive. .
The orders wontout to Admiral
Fletcher at daybreak after President Wilson and cabinet officals
had been in conference since 4
?., m. mostly over the telephone.
The orders to the admiral conferred the broadest authority on
him, and directed that if necessary he take the town of Vera
Cruz as well as the customs house.
As there is no blockade, the
American forces could not interfere with the German steamer.
The admiral may seize the guns
and shells after they had landed
or seize the customs house to prevent the landing and thus keep
them from going to Mexico City.
Officials declared that President Wilson had ample authority
for his action without the approval of congress.
What is known as the Bevan
Boys sent out some sixty invitations and gave a social dance in
the New Bevan Hall on Wednesday evening. It was the first
anniversary of their arrival at
Bevan, and Messrs. G. O'Connor,
11. Tapham, S. A. Humphreys
and Li Humphreys, known as the
"Boys" gave the residents a
social evening that will be remembered for some time toeome.
There were forty couples on the
floor dancing to the music supplied by the Bevan String Band.
Mrs. & the Messrs. Humphreys
are to be congratulated for the
excellent supper so tastefully
arranged at midnight. Mr. W. E.
Lawrence after enjoying the good
things provided, in his usual
style addressed those present and
in a few well chosen remarks
purposed a toast to the Boys
when Mr. O'Conner on behalf of
tho Boys responded.
The dancing kept up until three
the next morning ending the
most enjoyable social dance ever
held at Bevan.
■Mrs. John .lack will leave
Scotland tomorrow.
The regular meeting of the city
council was held on Monday
evening. Present: Mayor Campbell, aldermen Parnham, Banks,
McDonald, Miller and Mitchell,
Minutes of previous meeting
read and adopted.
Sewer rental bye-law read arid
The following accounts were
referred to finance committee:
Provincial Goal Nanaimo..$18.30
Cumberland Livery Stable.   8.00
Cumberland News    5.00
C.H. Tarbell    7.60
R. McNeil    2.35
B. G. Crawford...  27.35
B. C. Gazette    5.00
Total 78.58
Aid. Banks reported examine*
tion of park and said that the
men who had worked on it deserved credit. He also reported
complaints regarding the dumping of garbage and the nuisance
it caused. It was moved that city
constable ba instructed [to keep
proper supervision regarding the
Aid, Parnham moved that an
inspection be made of all milk
coming into Cumberland, aid.
Banks seconded, carried.
Aid. Miller moved, Aid. Mitchell
seconded that the city clerk be
instructed to write and ask for a
loan of the government roller for
use on the city park, carried.
Mr. J. McAllister asked if thc
city could confiscate any miblic
subscription collected in the city.
The speaker quoted the city band
as an example.
The mayor said the city council
held jurisdiction over the band,
the same having been paid for
by  public subscription.
Mr. McAllister asked if the
city council could have the grand
stand on the recreation grounds
moved to the city park as the
said stand had been paid for by
public subscription.
The mayor said the recreation
grounds were outside the city
and thc council held no jurisdiction.
The meeting adjourned.
Lical News on back page.
troops emu
Seven Dead, Eighteen   Mining.
Women and Children
Trinidad, Col. April 21 -With
seven undentified dead in Trinidad
morgues and a list of eighteen
missing and reported dead, the
toll of yesterday's battle between
State troops and strikers at and
near Ludlow will probably reach
Among those reported missing
are four women and thirteen
children, who are believed to
have been suffocated by the fire
that destroyed the striker's tents
at the close of yesterday's fight.
Earlier in the day they had hidden in trenches in the colony to
escape the rifle and machine gun
fire that raked the tents. The
list of known injured are three
soldiers who were brought to
Trinidad tonight.
Trinidad is horror-striken tonight by reports of women, children and non-combatants who lost
their lives in yesterday's battle
and in the fire which followed.
"It is horrible," said John Mc-
Lellan, president of District No.
15, United Mine Workers of
America, «**vho is in charge* of
local headquarters. "They were
caught like rats in a trap," he
The bodies of two women and
ten men were seen in one trench,
was stated at the Ludlow military
camp tonight. "God only knows
how many yet will be found."
Major Hamrock tonight denied
the report that the Ludlow tents
were set on fire by the militia.
The blaze started, he said, near
the southwest corner of the colony
while the troops were engaged in
an attack upon the strikers entrenched in the pumphouse.
Fanned by a brisk west wind, the
flames spread .with incredible
speed, "and in a few moments the
entire colony was a smouldering
heap of ashes.
He also reiterated the statement that the lighting was precipitated by a band of Greek
strikers under Louis Tikas, who
opened fire upon the military
tents at Ludlow. Tikas, he declared, had promised a few
minutes previously to go out
among a part' of strikers who
had entrenched in an arroya west
of the colony and induce them to
Thc soldiers were driven out
of their camp by a hail of bullets
according to the officer. He said
the strikers moved around back
of the colony and took a position
along the Colorado&Southeasteni
tracks and attacked the Lindefelt
detachment. Major Hamrock
then moved up and plated -ffis
men in the railroad yards.
The union ofiicals issued, no
BORN at Union Street West
Cumberland on Monday April £0
1914, to Mr. and Mr?. Broderick
Yw wai find relief In Zam-Buk!
tt Mtes the burning, slinging
pain, stops bleeding and brings
ease. Psrseveranes, with Zam-
Buk, meant cure. Why not prove
thiS?   ■dUJer*otj^*rA8ls**t.~
s*H eo*
am buk
Wart. Loek 4 Co., Limited. Lo»
•Vm, Melbourne and Toronto
Oscar Soral!
Saluzo saw Hetherington's f; ce grow
suddenly pale; Mb hand went up tc.
bis eyes as if to bide tbem trom night
or else to bide a vision tbat name bad
conjured up.
Where's this Mr. Soral now? You
say ho played some part In my life?
A very small part; he lent you his
name, after you wero married, you
Yes, yes, Hethcrington said quickly,
It was a secret marriago. I had to
bide from the wrath of an outraged
parent, you know. He tried to force
a laugh. Yes, 1 Jare say It was a little confusing for you—tlie names, I
mean. I ought to have warned you.
Good-bye and thanks very much.
He watched Saluzo down the drive
then returning to the dining-room be
drew an armchair up before the Ore
and sitting down stirred It into
flames. Presently he dre . Saluzo'B
manuscript from his pock'. and commenced to read. As the American
had confessed detail was missing, and
It was detail Hetherington had wanted. But his past did not much matter now; the one thing tbat really
mattered he already knew. Hia marriage. The other thing that mattered
he might know In'a couplo of day's
Tho rest. Wben he had flnlshed he
folded the papers up with a little shiver of disgust. It ulght have been the
llfo of any man, any wealthy, selfish
passionate young man who knew no
will bnt bis own. no law but tbe laws
of might ond money.
The mystery of Oscar Soral remained unexplored. A distant cousin of bis
wife whose name they had used. Under tbe name of Soral he had lived
with Carmen, his wife, had their flat
In London occasionally disappearing
and leaving her alone. As Soral on
September 5 lw had travelled to Bordlelgh Junction. Could |t bo tbat the
real Oscar Soral bail followed blm or
waa lying ln wait for hqj*.? Had stopped him on the road, a quarrel had
taken place ending In tragedy.
There seemed no other solution to
the riddle. It was most obvious. Saluzo's account fitted in exactly witb all
that Carmen had told Hetherington
And yet-
When at midday Dr. Murray arrived
from Taunton with the nurse who was
to take charge ot tbe case he found
Hetherlngton fitting ln a chair by tbe
dining-room fire. The latter drew him
aside and told him what had transpired tbat morning and how tn a moment
ot desperation he had employed the
American detective.
You bad better taka* these papers,
lje said to Murray. Read them if you
wlll, Uien lock them away where ao
one else will see t..om.
Murray nodded. I will take charge
of them and anything else you like. I
don't want t< rsad tbem. 1 know
enough, perhr.ps too much, already. I
want to keep an open mind.   He laid
Skin Beneath Lifeless,
Painful. Sleepless Nights. Used
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment.  Complaint Gone.
■ * ■ >
70 Agririala St.. Halifax. K. 8.—"Some
tlmo ago my finger nails began to drop off,
tho result It waa bollevcd of lead poisoning.
The nail, themselves wero brittle and dry,
tbe ekla beneath being lifeless looking* My
finger, wore excotnlvely painful causing
■lccpless nights. I was treated for about
three months and the nails grow again but
away from the flesh of tbo Augers and thon
fell off again.
" Having heard a great deal of Cutlcura
Soap and Ointment I sent for a sample of
both In tho hop. of tholr healing my fingers
which were very painful. At night after
washing my hands well with tho Cutlcura
Soap I rubbed tho Cuticura Ointment all
around the finger ends and wore gloves to
prevent the Ointment from being rubbed off,
than main In the morning washed my bands
with' the Cuticura Soap. Tho Cutlcura
Boap and Ointment bad a cooling effect and
eft-er using them for a short whllo I was surprised to feel fingers much less soro and
beginning to assumo a mora healthy appearance; the fungus which had grown under tho
old nails disappeared and then new strong
nails formed. This trouble had lasted about
eighteen montlis before using Cutlcura Soap
and Ointment yet after using same for threo
months my linger nails had grown Btrong
and complaint had entirely gono." (Signed)
Ernest Beckford. Oct. 12,1012.
Cutlcura Soap and Cutlcura Ointment aro
.yild by druggists and dealers everywhere.
A single sot Is often sufllclont. For a liberal
frco sampio of each, with 32-p. book, send
post-card to Potter Drug A Cki-in. Corp.,
Pept. D, Boston, V. 8. A.
his hand almost affectionately on
Hetheringtot'* shoulder. You see
from this moment you're nothing more
tban a case to mc. 1 can look upon
', you neither ; -. a friend nor an enemy,
if yott'C gone to an hospita*. as you
ought to havo done you would have
just been a number in a certain ward.
He laughed Kindly. I bave been lucky
enough to be asked to undertake a
pretty and delicate operation. Tho
only thing I am interested in is the result. If successful from a surgical
point of view 1 shall be intent. It
successful from your point of view, if
it is the means of restoring your memory whethor for good or 111, I shall !>a
still more .'c-lighted. That's all. We
understand on; another, don't we?
Hetherington gripped bis hand tight-
Jy. For a moment his eyes were auspiciously moist. Yes, we understand
one another .erfectly, Murray. Thnt
is all 1 aak. '.'hat you aro -successful
That my memory Is restore*, for good
or for—for ill.
Now then, to bed, Murray aald huskily, quickly turning away.
But lletherington Btopped him.
There's ono more thing. If I go under yon will break It gently to Peggy.
You will take care of her, Murray.
Time heals all wounds, and there's no
reason she shouldn't learn to love you.
Shell want or nothing It I go under.
But if yon succeed aid if memory returns and I remember—ho broke off
and hid his face in his hands—I shall
tell you at once, but you must keep the
news from her until they take me
away and 1 have paid tho penalty.
Murray nodded, and linking his arm
through Hetherlngton'B Jed him up-
8taira. I don't believe you'll remember anything, Sir George, of which you
need be nahamed.
Meanwhile Mr. Silaa Saluzo had
walked nearly half way across the
moorlands. His progress bad been
slow but steady. Though the day was
cold a brilliant October sun shone
from a cloudless sky as It had done for
nearly a fortnight past. And the
country looked glorious in Its red and
purple a.id golden robea of autumn. In
the woodB and hedgerows the birds
sang their farewell to summer. The
river shrunk to summer level danced
clear as crystal over the granite boulders and through the trembling reeds.
But Saluzo was both blln*?. and deaf
to the beauty and blandishments of nature. He was deep, deep In thought,
to New York. It was a dangerous
train back to London and the next boat
He was half t .rapted to take tho first
game to meddle unsolicited tn other
men's affairs. And Carmen, Lady
Hethcrington, waa a dangerous woman.
He acknowledged that at last. But
she was confoundedly fascinating. And
Sir George waB unpardonahly rich,
aland yet these two people li/ed apart,
lived secret lives. There waa romance
and mystery about Carmen; but tragedy bad Sir George by the throat.
And all tlie instincts of tb j detective
wore roused by the extraordinary behaviour of this strange man, just aa all
the other instincts were roused by the
rare exotic ber.uty cf his wife.
It was just after a motor-car had
dashed past 1 Im carrying Dr. Murray
and *. nurse tn uniform that Saluzo
jumped a ditch and climbed a fence
alongside tlio road, and dropped down
on the other Bide on the bank of the
moorlaLd Btrer.m where it poured itBelf
into *. deep bowl facing Deep3hot
And sitting there starine; into tho
almost crystal clear waters he smoked
a contemplative cigar. It was a couple
of hours ye. before tbo next train
started and he would come to some
Half an hour passed and his cigar
was reduced to a charred stump. He
chucked it into the eddying pool and
watched it swirling round and round
submerged and slowly sinking to be
carried away by the under-tow. Tbe
sunsbino gleaming directly overhead
made pearls and rubles ot tbe littlj
stones right at tbe bottom of the deep
po>l. They shone and glowed with
many colors.
And presently Saluzo's keen eyes
were attracted by something else
shining very brightly deep down below. As a rule the waters colored
ly the peat cl the moorland were too
dark to enable uny one to penetrate
their depth, but now after the long
drought they were clear and clean.
Something shone very brightly
dow:. there, something thut gradually
ta"ok sliapo and form.
It might have been a knife gleaming
o, a bar of steel.
Saluzo lay flat on the ground, his
face close to ihe water staring Intent-
' accomplish their purpose'
with maximum efficiency
aad minimum discomfort.
Increasing doses are not
35c. "a box at your
Druggist's. 174 A'
RatmalbmuatnieBkll .
Never Misses a Chance
In the campaign of 1896, said a
congressman trom the vest, a horse
thlet ln Wyoming was sentenced to be
hanged. A large crowd had assembled to take in the event. After adjusting tbe noosn the sheriff said:
Now, Bob, if there's anything you want
to say the custom is to allow you 10
minutes to get lt oil. The prisoner
shook his head. I don't want to say
notblng, he answered, get along with
tbe hanging. Before the sheriff
could proceed with the business of
the day, a young man ln the crowd
who waa running for the state legislature Jumped up. Hold on! he shouted, so long as the prisoner don't want
to talk I'd like to take 10 minutes to
tell the crowd why this country needs
free silver.
A reverend canon of the Angelican
church relates that on one occasion lt
fell to his lot to marry his "ootmaa to
his cook. The footman would persist
throughout the servl *.e In putting bis
finger to his forehead every time his
master addressed him, In accordance
with custom. The reverend gentleman remonstrated In an undertone:
Don't touch your forehead. John, but
say the words after me. Tben aloud:
Wilt thou take this woman to be thy
wedded wife? etc.
John, bearing in mind the canon's
hint, replied: After you, air! and the
assembled friends burst Into laughter.
, French Detectlve'o Revenge
M. Calchas, the 'umous French detective, was i.oted for his skill as a
"shadower." Having quarreled for ad.
minlstrative reasoLs with M. Lepine
during the latter's reign at the prefecture, he threatened to have his vengeance.
It's no use trying to kill me, aald the
prefect genially. I am too well looked
after for that,
I have a much better and less obvious plan than that, retorted the detective.    Just wait and see.
A week laer M. Calchas appeared In
the prefect's study and presented an
ominous document. It was the reqord
of M. Leplne's doings day by day, hour
by hour, almost minute by minute
since their last Interview and lt was
with rather a wan smile that the prefect perused it Satisfied with his
characteristic vengeance the detective
assured M. Lepine that the "dossier"
for that week would not be given to
the world.
Probably the first time in the history
of any province ln the Dominion .-.
movement has been started In Saskatchewan to form an association tn
different districts for the co-operative
marketing of eggs, and the Increasing
ot the egg output. It Is tbe desire to
place thla Industry on a profit producing basis without increasing the cost
to the consumer, and ln fact, lt the
scheme works well, a reduction may
be expected. It Is proposed to have
nine branches of this association; the
bead quarters to he at Reglna. An association has been organized at Lloyd-
minster, and others will be organized
at Redvers, Milestone, Tugaske, Forget, Graham Hill, Penzance, Elfros
and Wilcox.
Pay Day on the C.P.R. Is a Big Event
and an Immense Sum is Distributed Over the System
Pay day ou the C.P.R. ls an eagerly
anticipated event; and each month the
Company pays out over f.6,000,000 in
cheques, diatributed over'the system.
By actual count the cheques reach a
total of l:.0,000, and this number with
the growth of the system and the consequent need of more men, ever grows.
"Wo do everything in our power to
accommodate tbe employees," says Mr.
H. B. Suckling, the treasurer ot the
C.P.R. There Is a great deal ot time
and work associated with the monthly
pay day; and If we had to have lt twice
a month, as is the case in certain ot
the States—well, It would mean a lot
more trouble, a doubled staE and considerable more expense. We have to
do it in Vermont and Maine, whlcb we
pass through anC which have the
bi-monthly payments, and I can tell
you It ls work. In several ot the
States lt Is the same; but wherever
it ls tound it ls because State legislators pander to tbe so-called labor vote.
Our people have not sought for short
tcrin payments; and ln tact, seeing
that tbey know for a certainty that on
a certain date, without fall, they wlU
get tbelr money, they are perfectly
satisfied to have lt once a month.
Think of a Job ot sending out twice a
month 120,000 cheques, '.'here was
some talk at Otawa some years ago of
Initiating bi-monthly payments; but
the matter was not pursued.
"The single monthly payment works
well; it Is a certain fixed date which
does not vary; tbere ls a fixedness
which gives security; and it suits all
the people with whom they deal.
Branch banks wlll be found all over
the system, close to the place of work
and payment, so that there 13 no
trouble in getting the cheques cashed
The wages list ls constantly Increasing on the C.P.R.
A decade ago the total number of
employees was something like 66,000.
Today It Is over 120,000 In all grades
of activity. It might be said that
over 500,000 persona nre directly In*
terested In, and look forward to. the
monthly pay day, while It we consider
the allied Interests, the individual relations sustained one way or another,
the commercial and industrial affll.'v
tions of tho jompany outBlde the regular list of employees, we get over
1,000,000 people more or leas directly
concerted ln the Issuance, once a
month, of these seemingly Innumerable bits of paper which are so eager-
iy transmuted Into broad "nd butter.
If, however, we get beyond all those
who are more or less directly Interested in the company, and reach out to
the various activities whicli depend
on the company—each Industrial organism with ita own army of employees; if we consider every allied or affected Interest, we find that tbo entire
population is, remotely, lt may be, but
nevertheless, certainly affected ln
their llvos and outlook by the operations of the C.P.R.. and, with measurable closeness, concerned for the pay
A Carelessly Treated Cold
fa the (otrrce of most sickness because drugged
frflh. suriipt and alcoholic mixtures are
uncertain and unsafe.
Scott's Emulsion has been relied upon by
physicians for forty years as the sale and sensible
remedy to suppress the cold aifij build up die
enfeebled forces to avert throat and lung troubles.
Don't tolerate alcoholic substitutes, bat insist
tkt O*—Ol* 3t*x*tt>* hiMH. One bottle tuaally
last* longer than a cold.   Every druggist ha* it.   an
A gentleman whe had been spend*
Ing a holiday at a Scottish seaBido village noted for Its golf links asked one
of the caddies If he got much cira-ylng
ln the wint*.  time.
Nae, sir, uae, replied tbe caddie.
There's nae carrying tn ths wlnte:*
time. Yjs see, It's this way. If it's
no sna' it's t-ost; tf It's no fro-t, it's
sna'; if it's -.cither sna' nor frost It's
rain; lt It's no rain, It's wind; an it
it's -. fine day, It's the Sawbatb,
Corns cannot exist when Holloway's
Corn Cure is applied to them, because
lt goes to the root and kills thc growth.
Mrs. Blank--My husband has the
clearest head of any man 1 ever met
Mrs. Franks—So my husband tells
me.    He says there's nothing in It
She Jolly Well Old
Mary had a lot of cash,
'Twas left her by her "fawther,"
.Mid perhaps sbo didn't cut    dash-
Ob, say, yo*. know—well, rawther!
Guest (a a'amoua tenor, to hla hos*
tess)—I ahould be very glad to sing
tor you, but unfortunately I am rather
hoarse tonight.
Hostess—Oh, what a shame! And
Isn't there anything else you can do?
Jhe Saw Ono
Mrs. R. was au extremely careful
mother and ad repeatedly cautioned
her 6-year-old daughter against band-
ling any object tbat might contain
germs. One day the little girl cam*
in and said:
Mother, I am never going to play
with my kitty any more, because sbe
has germs on her.
Oh, no, repl'od her mother, there ara
no germs on your kitten.
Yes, there are. Insisted the child. I
saw one hop.
Is Putnam's Corn Extractor. Forty
years' success in many '.ando proves
the superiority of Putnam's Painless
Corn Extractor ever every other remedy. Sate, painless, prompt Putnam s
Painless Corn Extractor absolutely
cirtaln to remove corns. Sold by
druggists, price 25c.
Fish and Tobacco
A peculiar aroma Is given to the tobacco raised  In  the Platana region,
Turkey, by the yse as a fertilizer ot a
small fish called* hamst.
It was steel—silver perhaps? —one
end curved and black like a ha,.die.
At last be recognized it. A curious
object to find at thu bottom ot a pool!
For it was a revolver.
Silas Saluzo stood up and drew a
long breath, then he gazed over the
moor.and; quite deserted. Up and
down tho white road; empty. He
looked into the pool again ..leasurlng
its depth. Perhaps six feet, perhaps
Once again be searched the landscape with his eyes, then lie hurriedly
commenced to divest himself of bis
A few minutes later the waters
splashed high as a man clove them
apartPand dived right down. When
he emerged ho held a gleaming revolver in bis hand. He shook himself
like a dog, and then eagerly cxamlncj
it heedless cf cold, keen win*, or the
burning sunshine. He opened tbe
A cartridge in each of the five chambers.
Anu one yplodcd.'
Carefully wrapping up the revolver
In his bandkekrchlef he put It Into
his coat pocket, and then getting into
his clothes again he climbed back Into
tbe road.
Standing with liis back to tbe fenco
ho stared lnq"lsitlvcly into tho gloom
of Deepshot Wood.
(To be Continued)
A New York woman has been grant-
$16,000 a year alimony. In her case
marriage seems to havo been a successful failure.
The Blindness ef Virtue
Heard on a red car In upper Broad-
I don't doubt he waa guilty, but I
don't think he ought to hav. been impeached.
Two Names Unknown to Fame
I wonder who made the first umbrella?
I don't know.   I wonder who swiped
Starving    en    Poorly
W. N. U. 091
Gabe—Bragley says he would rather
fight than eat.
Steve—1 don't 'jlnmc him. 1 had dinner at ; It house cine night.
'Several year ago I was actually
stan'ng." writes a girl, "yet dared
not cat for fea   of 'bo consequences.
"I had suftert' indigestion from
overwork, Irregular meal: and improper food, ui.tll at last my stomach
became so v.'eak I could ea' scarcely
any food without great distress.
Many klnd3 cf food wero tried, all
with thu samo discouraging effecta. I
ateadlly lost health and strength until
I was but a wreck of my former self.
'Having heard of Grape-Nuts and
its great merits, j, purchased a package, but with little hope tbut it would
help me—I was so discouraged.
"I found lt not only appetizing but
tbat I could iat it as I liked and that
it satisfied the craving for food with-
ut causing distress, and if 1 may use
the expression, "it filled the bill."
"For montta Grape-Nuts was my
principal article of diet. I felt from
the very first that I bad found the
right way t health and happiness,
and my antic'pations were fully realized.
With Its continued nse I regained
... usual health and strength. Today
I am well and can eat anything I like,
yet Grape-Nuts food forme r. part of
mv bill of fare."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co, Windsor, Ont. Head "Tho lload
to Wellville," in pkes. "There's a
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from tlmo to time. The;*
are genuine, true, .and full of human
She' turned, He Cut
At a country ball a farmer had engaged a pretty coquette for tho next
danco but a gallant captain coming
along persuaded the young lady to'Cancel her previous engagement in favor
of himself. The farmer, overhearing
tlie conversation wont to a card table
and sat down to a game of   blst.
A few minutes later tbo captain
stepped up .o the younj lady to excuse himself as he had f .rgotten that
he was already engaged to another.
Miss Coquette much chargrlned, then
made tracks for tho whist table, hoping to secure her first partner.
Nodding to tli farmer and with her
face covered with smiles she sweetly
I think, sir, that lt is time to take
our ; laces.
The old faruer, In tho a:t of dividing the pack for the next dc .Ier, courteously replied:
No, Miss S. : mean to keep my present place.   When ladles shuffle I cut.
Why She Wept
When Jen- Ins finally managed to
wake up, be found his wife weeping
My darling! he exclaimed. What in
the world Is the matter?
Jenkins begged ber to tell lt to him
and finally she consented to say this
I thought I was walking down the
street and came to a shop where It
said: Husbands for sale. You could
get beautiful ones for »B,000 and very
nice-looking ones for even as llttlo as
.And were tliere any that looked
like me, asked Jenkins, not altogether
Tho sobs became suddenly violent.
Dozens of them! gasped Mrs. Jenkins.
Done up in bunches like asparagus and
marked twenty-five cents a bunch.
A young man who had spent hla life
in a country village went to Dublin to
seek his fortune. On the day of his
arrival he walked Into a restaurant and
ordered dinner. The waiter brought
In the meal ir. all those little dishes
sacrei" to restaurant keeping and arranged them in tempting array around
the man's Plate. For half an hour be
sat and looked ot the untouched dinner Overcome by hunger, he called
the waiter, who had been watching him
wonderlngly, and said:
Look hero, mister, if you don't hurry
and bring my dinner I will ei.t up your
Predatory Commander
Teacher—Alexander tho Great was
no lover of luxury   In war ho ate
only the rations of a common soldier.
Willie—Dld-.'t the poor soldiers set
anything to eat at all?
Bridegroom—Didn't I look like a
fool when I was at the altar rail?
Best Man-.No; but anyone could
see that you were not yourself.
A Social Necessity
Why is your daughter taking lessons
on tlie violin? * Has she shown special aptitude for thc violin?
No; but every girl has t. take lessons on something, doesn't she?
Pays to Repair
Repair work has cost me more tban
1 1 original machine, stormed the physician.
Repair work does pay better, said
ihe automobile man. You find it so In
your business, don't you?
And the doctor finally admitted that
he did.      	
Among other things going out of
fashion are long-term wedding anniversaries.
It takes
a very long purse to buy
We offer One Hu .drcd nollars Reward
for any case tf Catarrh that cannot bo
cured by Hall's Catarr** Cure.
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O
We, tbe undersigned bave known F. J.
Cheney for tbe last 15 years and believe
him perfectly honorable In all * business
transactions • -it ti.ia daily able to carry
out any obllgat in made by his firm.
Toledo, O.
nall'B Catarrh Cure Is taken lnternalty,
acting directly upon the blood and mue-
ous surfaces ot the system. Testimonials
sent free. Price 75 cent, per bottle.
Sold  by  all   . i-uns-Hts.
Take Hall's Family Fills for constl-
Nix—Most of those so called aigrets
they say, are only Horsehair.
Dlx—Yes, aigret is merely their nom
de plun-e.
And "et They Admlr. Soldiers
He—Ye*.,, . am a soldier.   I helped
England win tbe Boer war.
She—Is '.hat so?    Which side were
you on?
It your baby ls sickly, l: his llttls
stomach Is out ot order or his bowela
need regulating, no other medicine
will bave such prompt or beneficial effect as Baby'o Own Tabl-is. Thousands of otber mothers use no other
medicine tor their little ones. Concerning tben. Mrs. John O. Crockett,
Glenberrle, N.B., writes: "I have use;'.
Baby's Own Tablets for stomach troubles, voinitlug and constipation, and
in every instance they have proved
successful. I would use no other
medicine for my little ones." Tha
Tablets are ..old by medicine dealers
or by mall at'25 ceu s a box trom Tha
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvllle.
Tha Clerk Knew
A clerk showed forty patterns of
ginghams to a man whose wife had
sent him td buy some tor her, and to
every pattern the man said: My wlta
said ..he didn't want anything lika
that. The clerk put tbe last piece
back on the shelf. Sir, be said, you
don't want gingham. What you want
ls a divorce.
A Boon for the Bilious.—The liver IS
a very sensitive organ an* easily deranged. When this occurs there If
undue secretion cf bile and the acrid
liquid flows ii.to the stomach and
sours lt It is a most distressing ailment, and many are prono to lt Ia
this condition a man finds the best remedy in Parmelee'a Vegetable Pllla,
which are warranted to speedily correct the disorder. There le no better
medicine in the entire list ot pill preparations.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Mrs. Pester—Don't you really think
that women havo more patience tnan
men? \
Mr. Pester-: am -.ure of lt I have
been watching you play solitaire all
evening with a deck that's four or five
cards short.
An Extraordinary Projectile
A child's struggles with tb? Intricate
facts of history are sometimes almost
as serious a matter to him as tbe bat-
les of which he reads. The results
however, are not always vlthout humor as a story In Everybody's Magazine shows.
A small boy handed tn the following
In an examination paper in United
States history:
General Braddock was killed ln th*
Revolutionary war. He had three
horses shot under him, and a fourth
wen; through his clothes.
Mlnard's Liniment Curea   Garget   Is
Nothing on Htm
Teacher—The camel can go eight
days without water,
Freddy—So could I lt "na would let
Crawford—What's the matter with
that fellow w 10 Ib holding on to tha
lamppost and shuffling his feet
Cr.\bsbaw—There was a time when
I'd have said he was drunk, but now
erhaps he's practising a row dance.
Ambiguous ,
You remember I missed you several
times last year.
Yes, aald the guide.
Well, I am a better shot now.
Mother—There wero two apples In
the cupboard, Tommy, and now there
Is only one.     How's that?
Tommy (who sees no way out of It)
•Well, ma, it was so dark in there
that I didn't see the other.
A Talking Point
This phonograph, averred thc salesman, needs ni. introductlcn.
Why not?
It speaks for itself.
A moderate (.mount of football keeps
one healthy and Cully alive, says an
a.hlete.    Alive and kicking, ln tact
Mr. JohnslLg'Say, Mr. Dorman,
what am de meaning ot dls here line
on de ticket whar it says "not tranc-
Mr. Dorman — Dat means, Bre*r
Johnslug, dat 0 gcq'leman am admitted unless he comes himself.
The Peal Beginners       **,
Kavenyclp—The modern play seems
to be notblng more nor less tban ths
dramatization of biologic,*.' impulses.
Can you tell me wbo started this bc.t
business, anyway.
Blffstlck—I don't know, unless It was
the Florodora Sex Tette.
Success depends largely upon
Good Health laa>mm——■
In your race for success don't loose sight of the fact that only
through good health can you attain success. •*>
The tension yon must necessarily place upon your nerves, and tha
sacrifice of proper exercise you hava to make at times moat ba
balanced in soma way.
Dr. Pierce"* Golden Medical Discovery
Ut^htu^tnelng pouter-* taaioti*g****rr. It acta on
the stomach and organs ef digestion and nutrition, thus
purifying tha blood and giving strength to tha nerves,
indirectly aiding the liver to perform its very Important
work. Dr. Rerce'o Golden Medical Discovery bas been
successful for a generation as atonic and body builder.
Sold by medicine dealers in liquid or tablet form-
trial box of "Tablets'* mailed on receipt of 60 one-
cent stamps.
If in failini health write Dr. R. V. Pierce't
faculty at Invalids' Hotel. Buffalo. New. York.
h. mm ow
M ef
htaiushco eta
WJien Sending to
For Relative* or Friends
err Travelling Yourself,
Ask ror Ticket* by    ■	
Lenden via Southampton and Quaenstewn te Quekie and Mentrsal during
Lenden via Seuthampten and Queenstown te Halifax and Pertltnd during
tlverpeel via Quaenstewn te Halifax, Portland and ■esten.
11,400 Tons Each (new 1011) 10.000 Tons.       *      1,000 Tona
Twin screw steamers carrying one eiaa. (II.) Cabin and Third Class
enly and have won treat favor with the travelling public.
"LACONTA"^   : "_	
I1I.1S0 Toe. uoh—Twin Screw) (20,000 Ton.) TurMn
Carrying Fir.t, Second and Third Clasa
The Cunard Company alee tnelriUin cervices betwe.m
New York. Queenstown, Fishguard, tlverpeel, ^^
.   New Yerk, Mediterranean, Adriatic
■esten, Queenstown, Fishguard, Liverpool.
Including the fastest sttamsrs In the world, "Lu.itsni**," "Mauretinla"
Now building tor Canadian Service. 8. S. "AURANIA"—14,000 tons.
far descriptive literature", sellings, etc.. apply to sny railway or Steamship .Agent er
Car of the Cur
The private car ot the czar of Russia
la aald ta ba practically dynamite
proof and owlrg to Ita weight It could
not be run on most of the European
lines. The car is elegantly furnished
and also contains a chapel, wbere prayers are offered for his safety. The czar
travels with only one chef, who is well
along ln years and who served his father and for awhile the grandfather of
the present German emperor.
Perfectly Tama
That man has a wonderfully well
trained memory.
Yea. He can make it remember anything he chooses.
What Is the Matter?
Janitor, Janitor, Is your heart granite,
What Is tho matter below?
With your cold storage fire and sooty
And ash barrels all ln a row.
Untwisting the Twist
It's funny how Keggles gels twisted
when he .alks. The other night he
was trying tt. explain to his wife thr.t
tlgar ashes keep moths out ot the car-
What did h • say?
That cigar ashes hept the carpet out
of the moths.
Well, what's tbe difference?
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Druggists   refund   money   It   PAZO
OINTMENT fails  to    cure    Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or   Protruding   Piles.
First application gives relief.   60c.
How ls lt, colonel, asked the hopeful young bunko steerer, addressing
the boary-heaiied master oC the craft,
that you have always been so successful In picking out juicy sucltcrB and
never have ti waste your time on unprofitable subjects.
I simply w ,:t till I hear a man say
that he ls a pretty good judge of human nature, replied tbe veteran, and
then I know he ls just what I am looking for.
I Shi/ohM
the  (unity   remedy   for   Coughs  and  Cold.
■hull do...    Small bottle.    Beat aince 1KU
Mrs. Microbe—My dear, wo must
move out of this man's system. Ills
language Is too dreadful for the children to hear.
His Beautiful Thought
How far is It .to the moon? inquired Congressman Flubdub.
About 250,000 miles, I believe. Why?
Think of the   mileage!   responded
the statesman, with a far-away look.
Same Here   *
Prosperity has ruined many a man,
remarked the morallzer.
Well, rejoined tho demoralize. If I
was going to 'ie ruined at all I'd prefer
prosperity to do it.
Mrs. John Cabot, After Six Years'
Suffering, Tried Dodd's Kidney Pills
and Found New Life and Energy.
White Head P.tcc, Que. (Special).
One more woman has risen to tell her
suffering sisters they can find relief
in Dodd's Kidney Pills. That woman
ls Mrs. John Cabot, well known and
highly espectcd here, and she expresses her enthu.'asm in these words: "I
certainly ree. mmend Dodd's Kidney
Pills. There', ls nothing better." *
Asked to give her experience. Mrs.
Cabot continued: "My trouble started
ln a coid, and I suffered for six years.
Rheumatism, neurrlgta, stiffness of
the joints, cramps in the muscles and
heart fluttering'- wer.. among my
symptoms, ami finally Bright's Disease
developed, it was then. I started to
use Dodd's Kidney Pills, and they
helped me ..lniost from the start.
After taking four boxes I feel like a
new *.**oman."
Dodd's Kidney Pills cur:* the kid
neys. Healthy kidneys strain ail the
Impurities and poisons—all the seed3
of disease—out ot the bloou. Dodd'a
Kidney Pills not only cure tlie disease
but by ensuring good blood give new
life and energy to every part of the
The Man Behind tk now!
Same Old Stuff
The Old Year was packing up preparatory to his departure.
Have you anything to say beforo you
leave? he was asked.
I don't know that I have. N'o, I
guesB not.     Unless—
' Yes, go on.
If 1 had my life to live over again I
would do a whole lot different. I
wish I hnd known then what 1 know
now.    1 would havo—
That's what they all say. It's old
stuff. Vj
Falrville, Sept. SO, 1902.
Mtnard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Dear StrB— We wish to inform you
that wo consii'er your MINARD'S LINIMENT a very superior article, and
we use lt as a sure relief for sore
throat and chest. When 1 tell you I
would not be without lt If the price
was one dollar a bottle, I mean it.
Yours truly.
When depressed, blue, bilious and
out ot" sorts you may attribute thlB
condition to poison iu the blood, resulting from careless eating—eating
too much, eating too quickly or eating
what does not agree.
For three or f:>ur days there are
looseness of the bowels, fickle appetite,
acute indigestion and ali-gono feelings.
Efficiency ls lowered, business deals
aro spoiled, pleasures are Interfered
with, antl the siek spell may prove
dreadfully expensive to you.
By using Dr. Chase's Kldney-Llver
Pills as soon ns trouble ls apparent
such an attack may be cut short, and
regular healthful action of tho digestive organs quickly restored. No
treat ment so promptly cleanses thc
filtering and excretory organs, antl
thereby rids the body of poisonous
waste matter. Tlie digestive system
resumes Its natural functions, nnd vigor and energy are restored to mlr.d
and body.
Oh, Bhe sait' It was absurd to think
of kneeling down to clean thc BtefB ln
the tight skirts now worn, and she
would.i't dream ot looking a scarecrow
by wearing a full skikrt.
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}*f A delightful,   snow-white **A**>
toilet preparation,   which tOV**
makes   bad   complexions **)]**
1 good, and good ones better. **»***,
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chapped, sore  skin  or ******
1 cracked lips. 'WM**,
in 25c opal glass Jars at, s0]S
I your Druggist's. 202
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It Cutt, IMltt, "tHtriil.
W. N. U. 991
The Oldest Epigram
An epigram must pass through many
hands and get much pollshli.g before it
Is a perfect jewel. You may remember, Bays the London Chronicle, how
Oscar Wilde sent on the Btage the
man of the world through the drawing
room door with the epigram: "There
Is one thing I never could resist, that
is temptation." But you may trace lt
from the garden of Eden, where the
masculine pka for mercy wus that the
"woman tempted me."
——■ i.
She found Ur dearest girl chum. In
The situation wao unexpected, being rather comn.on and vulgar. But
the patrician girl was sympathetic
enough to Inquire. Just as any other
girl might.
Wby, dear, what rn earth ls the matter?
Men are all liars! sobbed ue broken
hearted one.
Oil, don't ..ay th.it! protected tho
other. That's too broad a generalization.
Well, I suppose there are some good,
henest fellow.! who are not. But all
the really nlco men are!        , .   ,*,
teconimy Is a human eccentricity
which wih 1*111181" a woman to spend
half a day ad a quarter ln car fares
to get a ti-cent reel of co tou for a
In talking ot Miss Moneybags
Jack hardly was discreet,
She heard him call hor dull, and so
Sl.i cut him on tho street.
Then* is nothing repulsive In Miller's Worm Powders, and they are as
pleasant to take as sugar, so that few
children will refuse them. In some
cases they cause vomiting through
their action ln an unsound stomach,
but this is only a manifestation of
their clennsi-i power, no Indication
thnt they ore hurtful. They can be
thoroughly depended upon to clear all
worms from the system.
Awakening Intelligence
Dora—Did Che"y get off any bright
remark last night?
Ada—Y'es, bright for Cholly.     He
sail be couldn't thim;   of   anything
worth saying.
His Chance
He—The hand that rocks the cradle
rules tbe world.   Don't forgei that.
She—Then you come in and rule thc
world awhile.     I'm tired.
Opportuully does not own an alarm
the wife said, "Bring home
a package of
Toasties are wonderfully
good at any meal, and somehow seem to match the appetite of both home folks
and guests.
Bits of selected Indian
Com, delicately seasoned
cooked, rolled thin and toasted to a rich golden brown—
that's Post Toasties.
Fresh, tender and crisp,
ready-to-eat direct from the
package. With cream and
a sprinkle of sugar—
"The Memory Lingers"
Toasties sold by Grocers
CauCian Postum Cereal Company,
Ltd., Windsor, Ont.
(By Norman S. Rankin)
We sing about the glories et Tha
Man Behind the Gun"
And the books are full of stories ot
the wonders he haa done;
There's something mighty tiatchlng in
the Hag that's waving high,
That makes us want to holler when
the boy's go marching by;
But when the shouting's over and the
lighting's done, somehow,
We find we're still depending oa "The
Man Behind the Plow."
We're building mighty cities and we're
gaining lofty heights;
We're winning lots of glory, and we're
setting things to rights;
We're shoeing all creation bow tha
world's affairs should run,
Future man will gaze and wonder at
the things uat we havo done;
But they'll overlook the feller, just
tbe same as we do now,
Who's the whole concern's foundation
that's "The.Maa Behind the Plow."
(Sam Klscr)
Ab Sam Klser so aptly p.-.ts It in the
foregoing llttlo poem, for years "The
Man Behind the Plow (the whole concern's foundation) bus been overlooked
and neglected. Not only has he been
unsung and unsought, unhonorej and
unaided, but to add Insult to Injury, he
has been made tbe subject of comic
weeklies, the butt of vaudeville jokes,
and been jeered at us a "Reuben" or a
That was sc—all this was so—at the
time the above lines were written, but
happily It Is not today, for a great
change has come to pass, and with
the establishment ot an agricultural
college ln Saskatchewan, a chain of agricultural echools throughout Alberta,
and extension Short Course Schools ln
both provinces, the Canadian. Western l
farmer is coming into his own. With
schools that go to tholr scholars—to
the farmers—instead of asking the
scholars to leave home and go to the
schools; the stud.* of all branches of
agriculture and animal husbandry Is
being taken up enthusiastically in all
arts; ns a consequence there ls betterment of farm conditions generally, a
notable Improvement in thc breeding
of beef and dairy cattle, hogs anil poultry, and in the application of domestic science to the farm home.
Since the banquet tendered to Mr:
Scager Wheeler of Rosthem, Saskatchewan, by the Canadian Club of
Calgary, for his notable victory over
all competitors nt the American Land
& Irrigation Exposition, New York, in
1911, when he carried off tlio $1,000
ShauBlineasy prize, for the best bushel of wheal raised In America, similar
banquets have fallei to tho lot of
farmers in various parts of the coun
try in honor ol splendid achievements
in the field of agriculture. Even a
eow, famous for her copious milk sup
ply and her title to Champion Dairy-
Cow ot the British Empire, was honored in this wny, and toasted ln her
own pure milk by prominent men from
all parts of the country. She was
Rosalind of Old Basing, from Red
Deer, Alberta and was imiuoitalizotl in
tbo following lines:
Let us drink to the health of Rosalind]
tlie cream of all tho kine,
Let us rise and Join in a real milk
toast, instead of in sparkling wine,
For tliere ne'er was a cow like Riwa
lind. Old Basing'**** pride and boast,
And she is our honored guest, tonight,
together we'll play tbo host,
It must be great to he a cow in one
of those Pullman pens,
With lots to eat nnd a Jointed name
like Alio,  of Old Vincennes
To havo a record   of fifty .rounds   of
milk in a single day,
And a collego man with n big degree.
to slip you a shot of hay.
Now comes a record of a further banquet, this time to anions growers of
grain of the Maple Creek District, nnd
the farmer steps forth from that shadow and obscurity in whicli he has, by
nn unintentional and neglectful public,
for centuries heen held.
The picturesque llttlo city of Maple
Creek, snuggling up to tlie main line
of tlie C.P.R. at the hose ' the gently
rising Cypress Hills, has long been
famous one way or another; first, as a
great cattle district, then, ns tho pioneer centre of many individual schemes,
and now as the proud domicile of
Messrs E. A. Frederick, G. L. Hammond and W. 11, Abbott, 3 growers
pf champion wheat who hnve brought
fame to themselves antl honor to their
pity and their district. So proud indeed wns the entire district over the
victories of the products of their soil
and the farmers who made these victories possibilities, thnt the local Agricultural Society and the Board of
Trade—mark that—thc city nud the
country getting together—cooperated
In tendering r. splendid banquet to
which In honor of the over.t 175 men
and women sat down.
Said prize winner Abbott (responding to the toast)— Ladies and gentlemen, If It wero not for the fanner and
farmers' work, wc would not be here
to-night; lt would!.'t be possible to
havo those •." ■iiclous foods set before
lie, nor would *rt long continue doing
business ln any way, shape or form.
If tlio farmer stopped, everything
would stop." (applause).
Said Mr. Frederick—I picked Ihe
bushel of ree". fyfe wheat which won
lirst prize nt tlie International Dry
Farming Congress at Tulsa, Oklahoma, out of a bin containing 1,000
bushels, and spent hut two hours preparing it. 1 drew my prize grain
from no experimental plot, for on my
farm I haven't got ono.
Said Mr. Hammond (who produced
the best milling rurpose wheat) 1 wlll
endeavor to uo It again this yea.'.
Said Dr. Rutherford, dean of the Pro-
unclal   University  of  Saskatchewan,
after graphically painting a word picture of the gradual extension ot agricultural education in tlio Dominion of
Canada, and outlining dexterously the
work of the "Women's Ilor.-a Makers'
I Clubs," "Thi.*; movement WW be th
i furthest   reaching    of   any organization ln the Pi* vlnce for thc betterment
C«i be rsandled very easily.
Th. sk'S are aired, and all
other, ln same vtable, no matter how "exposed." kept from
having the disease, by using
CUIUS. Give on the tong-uo or
In teed. Acts on the blood and
expels germs ot all forms of
distemper. Eeat remedy ever
known for mates ln foal. Druggists and han:e?s dealers. Cut
.hows how to poultice throat..
Our free booklet gives , everything. Largest Belling liors.
remedy la exlrtenc-t—IS years. Wstrfbntors-ALIa "WHOLESALE druggists.
SPOHN  MEDICAL CO., Chemists and Bacteriologists, Goshen, Ind.,  U.S.A.
Have • Special Crimp That
Makes Washing Very Easy.
aad Tamper
Ara Eaey
on Handa
and    Clothes
Can always tnske sure ef g.ttlne the hlgh.it prices fer
•ARLIY end FLAX, by ahlp-alng than* car let. te FOR'.'
PORT ARTHUR end having ihem .old on commlMlon ky
The most 3i.cce.wfii 1 of the market gardeners i n CiimU, many of tbem cuntomers for two
generations, and aome for three, buy Brucc's seedi. because, ever aince toll business was
cstibltilied by us Sixty-four years ago, they found they could rely on Uie* la every way,
getting belter resul-U than from any other aceda. ' (
To these men quality nnd germination is thc his consideration, aa tlielrflbread and battel
depends on their cropi. •
Ve would say to the arantetir nnd :il.*io the fanner, who nre not customer*
"It Will Pay You To Buy Brace's Seeds"
' for it takes the same time and trouble to plant and care for poor teed u for food, ant
poor seed means dissati-i;i .-Lioti and loss ior u surely.
. Write far our m-page illustrated and descriptive catalogue of Vegetable, Farm ant
Flower Seeds, Plants, Bulbs, Poultry Supplies and Garden Tools and Implements, tU*,'
It will be mailed FJtMB to ull applicants.   WRITE 1V-DA Y.
1-L-AaMIaL.XOTSt     ■&      ONTA'
four day courses at each point. A
Btalt of instructors or teachers accompany the school and give lectures and
Informal talks on all subjects of interest to the fanner. At the same tlma
as thc farmers are receiving advice
antl suggestions regarding the best
methods of coll Ullage, or the proper
earo of thc dairy cow, their wives and
daughters are tlie objects of instruction in domestic scjeneo by competent women teachers, of whom Mra
l*'yfo is one.
The school 1 justifying Dean Ituth-
crfonl's opinion ot Its necessity and
usefulness by an attendance the first
day, of nearly 100, and tlio animated
pertinent t.uestlous to which the lecturers are being subjected by attending farmers. Mrs. Fyfe, Miss De
I.ttry and Miss Hr.rrison lecture oa
"The need ot Domestic Science Training." "The Nutritive Value of Foods,"
"Women's Duty to Herself," "Diet nnd
Disease," etc., while Professor liaker,
J. II. Evans, D. B. Howell, ,1 C. Smith,
and 'Professor Bracken are talking oa
"Poultry Management" "Swine Indus-
tryV "Thc Draft Horse," "Con* of the
Dalr)'. Cow," "Crop Rotation nnd Pro-
'liable Farming," "The Sheep Industry," "Beef Demonstration," "Cereal
Crops," "Tlie farmer as a business
Man" and other topics of vital Interest
lo the "Man Behind tlie Plow."
teaching stall of tho Provincial Short
Course Schools, tben holding session
tn Maple Creek, and one of tlie original promoters of the "Home Makers
Club": "I ara only a plal:*. woman, the
mother of six ."-.ildreii, but I am proud
of It and I am happy. I work to better homo conditions, to bring .". little
\<\y, of Interest, ot comfort and of advice to- lonel; farm women, to better
domestic conditions, and ii-.'.Ue home
synonymous with tbe word as tho
abode of faith and love, ot happiness
and affection. Home is a sacred spot
apart from tho busy world, sot aside
from tlio woa.ier. nml troubles of our
working hours, sanctlDed by the love
of n husband and wife anl crowned
with the affection ind dependence of
children. Bachelors live In shacks
or lodgings, working jlrls have Hats
or apartments, but husbands and
wives have liomeB, and only are thoy
homes when tbero ls love and trust
and co-operation between them. A
man or a woman will light to defend
their home, light to tlio deat*., but who
ever hoard of a man leaving everything
and shouldering a .ntisket and march
Ing off to the wars in defence ot a
boarding bouse.     I Applause).
Said John Dixon (president of the
Board of Trade)—Let's get away
from so much wheat railing and
grain-mining', let's get Into mixed
farming, and wai   tlie products of our.
farm off the 'arm on the hoof. When! On Sale Everywhere—Tliere may
you rent a farm in Great Britain, vou be country merchants wbo do not keep
cannot do as you like, you* outract'Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, though tbey
why the yield of gruin today In Great
Britain Is greater than It wos 50
years ago: that's the reason, and
sooner or later—the sooner the bettor
—wo must turn to that, too."
The Provincial Short course schools
'Th, School that goes to Its Solid-
irs," opened session In Maple Creek
on February 3rd. after Which they
move on to Carlyle, Milestone, Alsask,
Oxbow, Colousay and Macklln, giving
medicine in certain cases. Take aa
other. The demand for It cliows that
it is the only popular oil.
"    Playing Safe
Senator Wombat  Is  bitterly
pointed In the wireless system.
How so'.'
He thought you could send a wireless
message without anything being put
or. paper.
Pcn't Stay   leaf Any Lo.iger—Follow
the   Procession—Use   Catarrhozone
ten of hard hearln::
of rural dlstricls. for the uplifting of once—of course you would,
district farm life for the women audi    There is a cure for you—one that Is
|for the children." j inexpensive—pleasant to use — and
I    Said Mrs. Fyfe   (ot Percy)  of tha | sure to do lit work thoroughly.
Nino cases;
are curable.
By curable  we don't  mean  relleV-
able—we mean that the sense of bear-1
ing can be permanently brought back.
Catarrh usually causes the deafness. I
Cure tho catarrhal   condition   and
you   remove   the   cnuso     of     your |
poor bearing.
If you wen. sure you had catarrhal order,
deafness you would use a real cure at |    Any druggist can supply you Catar»
rhozone. or you can for (1 secure it
post paid .uuler plain wrapper from
the Catarrhozone Co., Kingston, Ca»
Catarrbozone ls no experiment foi
Thousands befor_ you havj cleared
Catarrh out of their heads by tbe aid
of Catarrhozine and havo thereby,
been cured ot deafness.
No batterli-s or miniature telephones to bother you—no Internal
medicine to take—you bave simply ta
follow special directions for the Cat-
arrliozonc inhaler. Do this and you'll
And a wonderful improvement In short
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Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
Edward W. Bickle, Edit***::.
Subscription: $1.50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rates furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves thc right to
refuse publication of any letter.
The success of the Borden Government in handling the
Intercolonial Railway is shown by the fact that for the first
time in its history the Government owned road has been run
with the same energetic and businesslike manner as a
private-owned railway. During the two and a half years of
Conservative administration the road has been put on a new
and sounder basis, and despite increased cost of material
and operation, along with greatly increased wages for the
men, has shown surpluses almost for the first time in its
history. The surpluses have been turned over to the
renewal of equipment account. Incidentally during the past
year nearly a million dollars was spent in new equipment
and rolling stock.
The receipts, as announced by Hon. Dr. Reid, acting
Minister of Railways, in the House, will total for the year
$12,632,973, and the estimated expenditure will be about
$12,328,000, leaving a net surplus for the current fiscal year
of about $300,000.
" During the present year," said Dr. Reid, " we have
been able so far to transfer to equipment renewal account
$300,000, also to rail renewal account $150,000, and to fire
renewal account $60,000, or a total of $510,000."
The growth in traffic since the Borden Government has
started to run the Intercolonial Railway as a business proposition is remarkable. Last year alone there was an
increase in the number of passengers carried of 229,563, and
of freight tons removed 210,971.
In addition to improving the road itself, the Government
has undertaken big terminal works at Halifax. It has been
a recognized fact for many years that the terminal facilities,
not only at Halifax, but at St. John, were insufficient. In
fact, if the trade is developed to any considerable extent
from the extension of the Transcontinental Railway to the
Lower Provinces; and the growth of our country, it would
be impossible to handle the traffic at Halifax and St. John
without very great improvement.
Accordingly terminal plans were prepared to cost some
$5,200,000, and are now well under way.
"When these terminals are complete," added the
Minister, " we believe that we will have a harbour equal to
any other port in the world, with a capacity sufficient to
handle the traffic which is expected to come through that
Finance Minister White has been able to show that the
fiscal year just closed has been a splendid one for Canada,
despite the croaking of the blue-ruin prophets.
One of G. P. Graham's chief grievances lies in the fact
that the Borden Government gave to the world the awful
details of the carnival of waste on the Transcontinental.
Natural enough, the LaurierGovernment was very strong on
covering things up and keeping down lids. They never did
like to have the light turned on, and, in view of what is now
known, can you blame them ?
It has been a favorite charge in the mouths of the
Laurier Opposition that Canada is suffering from hard times
and that thousands of men are out of employment because
of what the Government has done or refrained from doing.
They deliberately ignore the conditions of other countries.
They do not look to the United States because they would
see exactly similar conditions except on a much larger scale.
The Canadian Government can hardly be charged with
responsibility for these conditions. Take one example.
The Pennsylvania Railway is suspending from employment
no fewer than twenty-five thousand men and is withdrawing
sixty-five trains from service. The president of the Pennsylvania has given out these figures himself.
Success in Retailing
An essential factor in achieving succcess
in a retail business is ADVERTISING—
telling the buyers of your community
what you have for them.
One doesn't need to be exceptionally clever
or tt genius to be a success, but one must
have an aim! and pursue H resolutely and
The businesses that are prospering and expanding are those that purposefully seek out
new customers and place before both old and
new customers the news of their service, in
the form of newspaper advertising.
Who serve you best-busy or half-busy men P
busy or half-busy men P Where is your custom
most desired and appreciatedP Ia it not at those
shops which stretch out the hand of welcome
and invitation- in the form of advertisements
Shop Where You Are Invited to Shop
• Advertising means directing the attention of others to that for which
attention is desired. If you have a stock
of which you are proud, or a service
which you believe to be superior, direct
attention to the fact every weet: in the
columns of the ISLANDER.
Stretch out the hand of good-will, wear the
smile of welcome, and command the business
of the buyers of this community. Do these
things and your business will expand and
the profits from your business will be greatly
Do you not feel a certain reluctance about
going into shops that have not invited you to
enter their doors P At the shop which advertises—which invites your custom-you know
that you are welcome.
Shop Where You Are Invited to Shop
The Largest Music
House in the West
Not committed to any one line, we
can give our patrons the BEST at
the  price they can afford to pay
If you want a Piano, you can find tlie instrument you
seek here. You know about what price you have to pay.
lie can advise you ou values. Begiiuiiii(/ with the cheapest GOQD Piano thnt can be built, we can take you up
the scale to the world's finest piano. In each grade we
have the best the world produces, If you .seek a Grafonola
or a /'hoiiogiaph, you must come here. We represent
the foremost makers of sound reproducing instruments in
a score of styles, at price to suit any purse.
Vancouver* Victoria Nanaimo
Charles G. Callin
*. —* . t* *     * ,
Accountant & Auditor*
Land Registry Office Work a
PHONES 42 & 48
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Men's Pit Hose J-*!**for cash 25c.
Men's Mixed Heather Hose, Imported Divet 2 prS. 25c.
Men's Neckties
Regular 75c.
for cash 50c.
Men's Silkette Underwear HF$1.25
See our Straw Hats for Men and Boys.
Macfarlane Bros., Ltd.
" The Square Dealing House "
Phone 10  P.O. Box 100      #       Cumberland, B.C.
Eastern Suits to Order
to $25.00.
These prices are 20 per cent, lower
than any house in Cumberland.
200 Samples to select from.
Fit Guaranteed.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. L L. D„ D.C.L.. Prealdent
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRD, Au't General
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest .it the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in tlie names of two or more persons, withdrawals tp be made by any one of them or by the survivor, 811
C. Sing Chong
New Line of Straw Hats Just Arrived
CHINATOWN,   West  Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan
I fc?
m iMiKri-p, trvnnttti, *. t.
The Popular Beer
of the day is
Silver Spring
and now on draught at the
New England 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.
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
Up-to-Date Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Capital Paid Up •11,560,000 ? Reserve Fund $13,500,000
Drafts issued In any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to 8AVINOS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards.
Cumberland, B.C. Branch D. M. Morrison, Manager
Courtenay, B.C.       "      R. H. Hardwicke,   "
Union Bay, B.C.       "      F. Bosworth,
Synopsis ot Coil Mining Regulations
COAL mi-ling uglita of tho Domini, m
in Manitoba, Saakatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tnriea and iu a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leaaed for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental of
91 an acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
will be leaaed to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or aub
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied fer are situated.
In surveyed territory the land muat be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uusurveyed territory
the trace applied for ahall be staked out by
theapplicant himself.
Kach application must be accompanied
by a fee of (5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output.of the mine at the
rate of live centa per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim*
rights only, but the I. saee may be permitted to purchase whatever available e*.ir
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10.00 ..nacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depttt*
ment of the Inteiior, Ottawa,   or to   any
Agent or Sub Agrnt ofDomiuion Lands.
W. W. CORY, J.
Deputy Minister of the Interior. '
N.B—IJnauihoriswd publication of this
adrertiaement will not be paid for.
Hon. William R. Ross Minister
of Lands, has announced the
opening for pre-emption of a
number of areas in various parts
of British Columbia. On May 1
areas in Cranbrook and Fernie
land divisions of East Kootenay
will be opened to settlers at the
government agents at Cranbrook
and Fernie, these tracts aggregating over 10,000 acres, the
bulk of which are logged-off
lands; on the same date a tract
of logged-off land on Malaspina
Peninsula, about a mile back from
the settlement of Lund, one of
the various ports of call for
coasting steamers, situated 90
miles from Vancouver, will be
opened to settlers at the office of
the government agent in .the
Court House at Vancouver. On
May 18th two large tracts of
logged-off lands in the Salmon
River Valley, Vancouver Island,
a district in which settlement * is
| rapidly advancing, will be open
for pre-emption, also at the office
of the government agent at Vancouver.
The largest of the many areas
to be opened to settlement in the
near future are those on the
South Fork of the Fraser River.
In this valley, through which the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway has
just been completed, in the reserve created in 1907 about 80,
000 acres of farming land will be
opened to settlement, the eastern
part, in the neighborhood of McBride and east to Mount Robson
Park, on June 1st, at McBride,
a divisional point on the G, T. P.
Railway, where a growing city
is situated 145 miles east from
Fort George, a special office being
opened there for the purpose for
one week by the government
agent at Fort Geoge, and the
western half at Fort George on
June 15th,
On June 15th also, at the office
of the government agent at
Albernie, a tract of 5,000 acres,
which has been subdivided into
lots of 40 acres, on Ucluelet Peninsula, between Wreck Bay and
Long Bay and Kennedy Lake.
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
Miss Oency Smith, milliner of
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
West Cumberland.
" Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
H. H. M. Beadnelll
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance
Local agent for the E. & N. Railway Lands, Comox District.
Courtenay, B. C.
A  SNAP   -*"0 a?rei? of A!der Bottom' 6 i'2 aces cleared, i
\V , m    n      ci"ef,k throueh property (runs all the year)  T
Good Five-Roomed House, on good road near Comox    Pride
$2,100 all cash, or $2,700 on terms. e
The Ideal Store
The flrst 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 Sa'e of Odds and Ends
after Stock-Taking.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
1914 Patterns just opened out
A full line of Furniture, House Furnishings, Beds
and Bedding, Stoves and Ranges always on hand
Hardware, Garden Implements, Tools
Paints, Varnishes, Wallpaper
etc., etc,
Stoves and Ranges
First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When In Otntitwrlnnd roaka Uia Union xourhwdnaflrten
Agents for Pilsener Beer
HEAD OFFICE: 027 Pandora Street, Victoria, B.C.
BRANCH OFFICE, P.O. Box, 134, Cumberland. B.C.
Contracting, eta, Land Clearing, Sawmill Labor Supplied, Logging Camp
Railway and General Conlraclor. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.BT
Vanishes Forever
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lan. ot*.. sr. roSMI rNt.ua row triad,
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Manitoba Educational As* acfattan
The Ninth Annnal Convention ot
the Manitoba IMucation.il Association
will be held ln Winnipeg, April 13th,
14th and 15th, 1914.
The Executive has been fortunate
this year ln obtaining the consent ot
Dr. Nathaniel Butler, ot the University of Chicago, to attend the Convention. . Dr. Butler will address the
Convention twice, on subjects which
will be announced later. Other speakers will be Dr. Eland ot the United
Colleges. Winnipeg, and Mr. Norman
F. Black ot Reglna.
In thc elementary section, the programme will deal with Physical culture, children's games, geography and
history, all ot **'hich subjects will be
handled ln a practical manner. In
connection with this section, there will
also be a practical class demonstration by pupils of a rural school.
The secondary section promises to
be of unusual Interest, as the executive
are making arrangements for a conference between university and high
school teachers, for a discussion ot
the high school course.
During the progress of the Convention, there will be classes for instruction tn basketry, paper folding and
cutting, sewing and art.
In accordance with a previous announcement there will be an exhibit
of work from rural schools. Twenty
schools sent in exhibits of work last
year. Tlie executive hope for a still
keener competition this year. Prizes
ot ■$25.00, $15.00 and $10.00 are offere*
for the three best exhibits.
The usual Convention rate of a single fare will bo granted by the various
railroads. These coming to the Convention should secure Standard Certificates from the ticket agent when pur-
chasinaytheir tickets.
Sileoe* Hon*
One mother oT a large hou ieliold haa
a system ot recreation which ls really
a novelty. The day and its duties are
carefully apportioned, and the schedule is followed as closely .* ■*. posslblf.
Ily doing this the mother ls able to
take one afternoon a day for complete
rest. In hev case It is from 2 to 3
o'clock. She places a large placard at
this time on the stairs, proclaiming
"Silence." By the mother's persistence
in taking this quiet hour others have
grown to respect It until It has become
a part or the home. In her home the
mother really rests or else reads. No
one goes near her unless it Ib absolutely necessary. The children close doors
quietly when they nee tie placard and
play where their voices will not reach
the mother's room. At the end of the
Bixty minutes the mother reappears
and takes up her usual dutle*. Several
hours ot absolute freedom a week can
do a great deal to make over and refresh a weary body and still more
weary nerves. An hour for rest in almost every household can be found It
things are done systematically.
Joints Quit Achmg-Nerviline
Drives Soreness Away
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.
~   Porks
350 Shot Air
Kltle*, repeater, hamnicrlcti, lei,,
•clios, itun meUl finiih. FR1.L. ior iftlin. 24 ol
•ur beeu-.ru. tlratvo work handkerchief! at 10
Moti each. Order at once. No m'-nev required.
Caih com.nidi on if you with. CHIEF MPG,
CO., H ChM Bid!., BBEBB. Quebec.
We P«,tj Highest Values
Write for Price List IS
.ind 5hippingT<ig>
fierce Tur Ca.Ltd
frVrsf tnd AJaajggWmm.
City Clerk, Lethbrldg.*, Alberta
Miss Esther M. Jones of Lethbrldge,
Alberta, enjoys the distinction ot being the first woman to hold the office
of City Clerk in a Canadian City.
The new City Charter providing
Commission Government for Leth*
bridge also provides for equal suffrage.
At the late city election in Lethbrldge
there was a registration of more than
600 women voters. The moral effect
of the new element is probably reflected in the selection o[ a young woman for city clerk.
Miss Jones is a native of Sarnia, Ontario and has for the lart three years
been a stenographer ln the Lethbrldge city offices.
Kept the Opposition Busy
The onljkl'.stance known wherein an
employee was paid by his employer
for gambling occurred in Nc .*/ Orleans.
"Walter Lamana, a child of v*?althy Italians, was kidnapped :.nd tlie Interest
was intense throughout the gulf coast
The staffs ot the two leading morning dailies "..*ero engaged ln "draw"
after hours wLen the city editor of * ne
of them was called out. Ho summoned a reporter.
Get back in there and play at the
paper's expense', he hissed. Make it
Tho reporter raised 'em and hoisted
'em and lifted 'em for an hour.
Then the game was broken up by
cries of "Extra! Extra!" and the staff
of the other paper read with emotion
that tho body of tlie child had been
There v.as a Ien dollar check from
the editor In the reporter's envelop?
net*, it*j day.
We also buy Hides and Seneca Root
nr «w mm to mm mo twin.
Ultra. WittSLoWs BooTHlaTO *nvr tis» beet
*Mm\u»t*e, 6UKV »«*«?,■««"•"»»?,«
mothers tor tneir chii.dh.kn  vviiru,
TRKTH1NG   sjrttll  MKTBCT SUCCESS,    tt
JotJriias the child -sovrxNS thr eras,
Witt beat n-osessy tot SIARRBOIA II la ■**.
•oltiWv kanakas. 'Be sure ana uk foe "Mrs.
WlaiioVs soothing Sjmt***,** ««a take as Wn
lis*.   iwcaUy-Uveceaua BolUe.
Fetherstonbaugh & Co., Heat" Office,
King Street, East, Toronto, Canada
May—Do you like my now hat, dear?
Ray—Yes, Indeed! I was just thinking what a pity lt ls that you are a
Brunette, darling!
I wanted to marry her against her
father's will.
Regular peach.   I suppose?
No. She's one of those eaniclope
try   Murina Eye   Remedy
If you have Red, Weak, Watery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
'—Soothes Eye Fain. Druggist.** Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
85c, 50c. Eye Books Free by Mail.
I*\* tt* Tori, —o* tee an (n. Hart Na.sc.ra
■furls* Eyo H-ctnodF Co., Chicago
A "futurist" orchestra has heen organized in Paris. Tlie cats on the
bad; fences will now have professional
quickly atopa coustiB. ewes colds, and heals
tho throat SBi "MIS.       '•< ** ■"•■•
Truth—and Then Some
A Cleveland man visited the land of
his fathers on a recent vacation and
while in the Emerald Isle took a trip
to tbe lakes of Ktllarney. His guide
ot course, told tho most wonderful
stories and legends of tho region.
Pat, said the Clevelander, do you
ever lie about theso things?
No, sor, asserted Pat. I nlver lie
about tliitn. 1 always tell the truth
In every particular, only I adds to it.
A *lonel wanted ta manservant, so
he Inserted an advertisement ln the
local weekly and received a great many
applications, but none ot them suited
his requirements. But at iast an Irishman was shown Into his presence.
What I want, said '.'ao colonel, ls a
useful lnan—one who can cook, drive
a motor, look after * pair ot horses,
clean boots and windows, teed the poultry, milk the cow, and do a little painting and paperhanglng.
Excuse me, sir, crled'Murpky, what
kind of soil have ye here?
Soli! sn'.pped the colotel, whats
that got to do with it?
Well, replied Murphy, I thought that
If the soil was clay, I might make
bricks In my spare time.
Bacon—What's become of '.-tat young
man typewriter you had?
Egbert—Oh, he's gone away, for a
Not discharged?
No, I have sent him to the house of
correction for a time.
Too Cheap
Shall I dissolve another pearl in the
chalice for your breakfast? asked Char-
mion. . ,
No, replied Cleopatra. Pearls are
too inexpensive and commonplace. Boil
me an egg*
Guest—Anything good at the theatre
this week?     You know, something I
couldn't take my wife to?
Willie Had Been Peeping
Mrs. Kawlt-r—Your slste-'r Dance's
name is Turpli., I understand.
Wallie—Yes, and I guess he must
be a descendant of Dick Turpln, 'cause
he holds slslor up every tiuia he calls.
Men and the Flag
Uncle Sam lo advertising for a woman to patch battle-flags at t'i a day—
and only pays $15 a month to the men
who carry them!
I am thinking of touring in South
Africa next season, remarked the comedian.
Take my ..dvice and don't, replied
tho villian. a\n ostrich egg weighs
from two to three pounds.
Need tlie Rich, Red Blood Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills Actually Make
Thin-bloodtd people do *--- remain
so from choice, but from Indifference;
In somo cases from despal: People
who arc pale, languid, with palpitation
of the heart, Borne difficulty .ii breathing and a tB.i4el.cy to be easily tired
are suffering from thin blood. Thoy
need only tho resolution to take the
right treatment and stick '.o lt until
cured. Tho remedy that can be relied
upon Is Dr. W. 'lams' Pink Pllla for
Pale People. Wil*. every dose they
make new blood, and new blood means
health and strength. The red cheeks,
good appetite, increasing weight nnd
strength that follow the uso of these
Pills prove their great value to thin-
blooded people. Here is an example.
Mrs. R. Stede, Afton "load, P.E.I.,
savs: "Following child-birth I took a
pain In my head which grow so bad
I had to call ln a doctor. He told me
that my blood had turned to water and
that I was in a serious condition. He
treated me four months, but still the
pain remained, and my conu.tlon was
growing pitiable. 1 lost my appetite
aud was so weak and run down that I
could no more than walk across a
room. I was as pale as a corpse, and
the doctor told my friends ho had but
little hopes cf my getting better. A
cousin who came to see me urged me
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I
sent and got a supply. In about n
month after beginning their use I had
much relief, and by tlie time I had
taken six more boxes I was fully cured
and felt as well as ever I did In my
life. I have never had a twinge of
the pain since, and feel that I owe my
life to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, as they
cured mo after the -octo.* had failed."
Sold hy all medicine dealers or sent
by mall at CO cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50 by The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co*, Brockvllle, Ont.
Orvllle Wright's sUbllzer will make
aeroplanes as safe aB automobiles, absolutely "fool proof," ho rays. But
when wns tho fool proof automobile Invented?
To get the genuine call for full name,
for signature of E. W. GROVE. Cures
a Cold in Oa.o Day.   25c.
A Heavenly Gift
A girl with pretty, rosy cheeks was
walking down a street in a southern
city when she heard a clubman say
to his companion:
By heaven, she's painted!
Turning quickly about she said with
dignity*. Yes. and by heaven only.
Wonderful 'Nerviline" Is the Remedy
A marvelous pain reliever.
Not an ordinary liniment — just
about five times more powerful, more
penetrating, more* pain-subduing than
any thick", oily or ammonia liniment.
Nerviline fairly eats up the pain and
stiffness in chronic rheumatic joints,
gives quick relief to those throbbing
pains, and never burns or even stains
the skin.
"Rheumatism kept my joints swollen and sore tor ten yearB. My right
knee joint was often too painful to allow me to walk. In thla crippled,
tortured condition I found Nerviline
a blessing, its warm, soothing action
brought relief I had given up hoping
for. 1 rubbed on quantities ot Nerviline and improved steadily. I also
took Ferrouono at meal time In order
to"pur!fy and enrich my blood. I am
today wel". and can recommend my
treatment most coi.sc'.sntlously.
(Signed) C. PARKS,
Prince Albert
Net an ache or pr.ir. In the muscles
or joints _ thnt Nerviline won't cure.
It's wonderful for lumbago and sciatica; for neuralgia, stiff neck, earache
and .toothache. Nerviline Is simply a
wonder. BeBt family liniment known
and largely used tor the past forty
years. Sold by dealers everywhere,
large family size bottle 50c, small
size 25c. Refuse a substitute, take
only "Nerviline."
Strangled With Asthma la the only
expression that seems to convey what
ls endured from an attack ot this
trouble. The relfet from Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy is beyond
measure. Wbere all was suffering
comes comfort and rest. Breathing
becomes normal and the bronchial
tubes completely cleared. This un-
quailed remedy ls worth many times
its price to all wbo use it.
The Kashlonabl. Face
Browne—Say, old man, I havn't seen
or heard anything ot my w!fe ln two
or three weeks.    You haven   seen her
lately, have you?
Swellington— No;  maybe she'B at
home..    Have ydu looked?
Browne—No, by Jove.     Never did
think of that.
No child should be allowed to suffer an hour from worms when prompt
relief can be got in a simple but strong
remedy—Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator.
Admiral Peary declares there is a
gTent deal of work remaining to be
done in the arctic reglona. But the
European emigrants continue to purchase passage ticket; to the Canada Instead of Greenland.
Mlnard's Liniment Curea Diphtheria
Por'.ed on Autographs
During an interval In London W. C.
Scully, so !ie tells In "Further Reminiscences «f a South African Pioneer,"
had rooms In Plmllcoo with a landlady of snobbish tendencies, who made
a. cult of "superior persons." He tells
this amusing experience.
I had been for a short visit to Rud-
yard Kipling at Rottingdean and had
brought back a bunch of roses from his
carden. Seeing that Mrs. Wand was
so proud of her celebrltes. I thought
1 would let ber know that I, too, knew
a celebrity, so when she came to set
the breakfast table next morning I
pointed to the flowers and -aid:
There, Mrs. Wand, you would never guess where these roses camo from.
They came from the garden ot the
great Mr. Kipllnt*.
Mrs. Kipling.     Who's he?
Good gracious. I exclaimed. Surely
you know who Mr. Kipling la. Why
his autograph ls worth a guinea.
Mrs. Wand left tlie room without replying. She returned a few minutes
later with a look of skepticism on her
face, and as she put down the toast
rack, remarked;
Well, he O'-sht to be good looking
at U at.
Some Surprise for the Doctor
There is a story current about a
widely Known London doctor. About
3 o'clock one morning he was rung up
by a wealthy patient and begged lo
come over at once. Turning out of bJd
he rushed off expecting to find the man
In extremis. Imagine his surprise at
being ushered into a dining room
where a gay supper party ■»\-z assembled. The first remark made to him
was; Oh, doc;t *, I am so glad you have
come. We wanted you to settle a bet
as to exactly where the diaphragm is.
lie ,ot only old them where the diaphragm was, but told them them many
other things. The patient tried to mollify him by asking Ms fee. Still furiously angry he named a staggering
one which to his surpri;> was paid on
tlie snot.
Knowing Hltn
Johnson—How is it that you never
sneak to Jones now J You used to be
quite friendly with Mm at one time.
Brown—Well, you see, It's llko this.
When I knew hiUJ-1 didn't know him,
bnt r.ow that 1 do know 1 im 1 don't
know him.
London .s rebelling against highly
paid American vaudeville stars. The
wonder ts that lt did not sooner discover they are not very funny. -The tragedy is that they may now return.
Son, this ls fact, I'm telling you.
You'll find this good advice,
If you must get a skate on, yoi
Will never cut much lc \
The average citizen who four months
ago knew nothing whatev-r about the
theory of money and the principles
of currency knows just as much now.
It takes a female detective to follow
the fashions.
Read What Mra,   Harris S ya   About
~    Them
Mrs. T. Harris ot Tynestde, OnL
knows all about GIN PILLS. "1 aat
now taking my third box of GIN
PILL8" sbe writes. "The pains acre:i
my back and .-.idneys bm almost entirely gone. I wa. a grea'. suKerer
trom Rheumatism but it haj all left*
me. I strongly advise all women, who
suffer from Pain In The Back and
Weak Kidneys, to try GIN PILLS."
SOc. a Box, t for $2.50. Sample
free lt you w-it3 National ■ Drug ft
Chemical Co., of Canada, Limited, Toronto.
How to Beat the Taxi
Man (at Joctor'a night bell)—Doctor, how much are your charges at
my house?
Doctor (through speaking tube)—
Three dollars.
Man—All right. Please take me
home at once. —fAs they arrive ln the
doctor's automobile)—Here'.*, your fee
do.'tor.   A taxi costs twice as much.
Well, They Were
Thc boy at the bead of the class will
state what were the dar.. ages of
tbe world.
Boy hesitates.
Next. Master Jones can you tell
me what the dark ages were?
I guess they were the ages before
spectacles were invented.
We would rather hear a man wl»
an Impediment tta hli speech talk thaa
one with an Impediment In hla
That salesman la a man ot polish.
Yes; he's a very .mooth article.
the remedy tor vour OWN ailment. AbMlutalr INtlB
No-Mlow up*circulars. No oblKallooi. PR.LECUta*.
W. N. U.*91
You can't avoid duty by taking a bypath.
of the bowels is an absolute neces-
•ity for good health. Unless the
waste matter from the food which
collects there is got rid of at least
once a day, it decays and poisons the
whole body, causing biliousness, indigestion and sick headaches. Salts
and other harsh mineral purgatives
irritate the delicate lining of the
bowels. Dr. Morse's Indian Root
Pills—entirely vegetable—regulats
the bowels effectively_ without weakening, sickening or griping.   Use
Dr. Morse's   ■*
Indian Root Pills
Moss Bread
A kind of bread is made along the
Columbia river by tho Indians from a
moss that grows on the spruce fir
tree. The moss is prepared by placing it ln heaps, sprinkling it with water and permitting It to fe-ment. Then
It is rolled into balls as big as a man's
head and these an baked in pits.
There is a vast difference between
those who have something to say and
those who want to say something.
Some people don't believe all they
say, but they expect others to.
Convincing to Ladies-*
TKis Oven Test!
So that you may use test flour,'we
do what a home cook would-do if she
were in our place.
From every shipment of wheal
v delivered at our. mills we take a ten
,pound sample.  We grind this into
^m m tm-AkmssssMeA'*M«our'   Brea^ **s bated from the flour.
IIIPIT V     We find that some samples make
m''m*wW\m ffasaF more bread and better bread than
xv others.  So we keep the shipment from
^v        whichithe more and better -bread
\       comes.   The others we sell.
^x       You save money by using tijuxi
\that bears this name.   And yojr get
better bread. **f
\ ./
.*MorerBreacPancl BetterajBTrcad" and
4,Bett?rNPastrwToo" r
THF. ist ander. CUMBERLAXC, B.H
Sew President ot tho Ontario Motor
League Has Been a Bard Worker
In Behalf ot Good Roads and
Sound Motor legislation—Prom-
lnent In the Organization of ths
Motoring Fraternity.
Dr. P. E. Dolittle, who has been
Sleeted president ot the Ontario
Motor League by acclamation, ls so
Well known the country orer that
the news ot his election will be welcome not only to motorists but also
Dn. r. X. BOOMTTUt.
ts those Interested ln the good roads
movement. Dr. Dolittle waa one of
the pioneer motorists ln Canada,
"""/hen automobiles flrst began to
•sort and puff hs became interested
tnd hs was. perhaps, tbe first touring motorist Ontario had. The doctor bas always been la tbe forefront
•t motor organisation. He was connected with ths League from tbe
flrst and has been one ot the workers ln tbs tight for good roads and
reasonable motoring legislation. In
making blm president of tbe League
members have fittingly rewsrded a
gentleman who has given unsp&red
effort and Urns to tbe cause for
which ths organisation stands.
Women as Officials.
The question whether women are
eligible to Qualify for the purpose of
practicing aa solicitors was raised In
tbe Court ot Appeal, before tbe Master of the Rolls and other Lords Justices, upon tbe appeal of Miss Gwyn-
eth Marjorle Bebb from a Judgment
against her.
The plea ln support ot Miss Bebb's
claim was that shs waa a "parson"
within ths meaning ot tbe Solicitors
Acts ,and "persons" were entitled to
be admitted to the preliminary examination ot candidates held by the Incorporated Law Society. Tbe former
decision was that Miss Bebb both by
common law and statute law was disqualified by reason ot her sex.
Lord Robert Cecil, K.C., was the
lady's leading counsel, and said that
three otber ladles were awaiting tho
determination ef Miss Bebb's case.
The Master ot the Rolls: Can women be churchwardens *
Lord R. Cecil: They can even be
Queens and Regents, and they have
been from the earl'est times. A woman was Keeper ot the Great Seal—
Eleanor, wife of Henry III.
Counsel said that women had also
Boase BuHt on Fairy Path All Broken
To Pieces. *
A Dublin correspondent sends an
extraordinary dispatch ln regard to a
collection ot ghost stories whlcb tbe
Rer. St. John D. Seymour, rector ot
Cappawblte, County Tlpperary, bu
received. He la writing a book on
psychical phenomena and advertised
for records of "experiences." The replies be received were more numerous
then he bad ever, even ln his most
hopeful moments, expected.
"I bave received," be said, "more
ghost stories than I could get Into a
single book." He went on to relate
a specimen "fairy" story which he
obtained from a man at Port Arlington, Queen's County:
"A man near here saved 12,600
and built himself a house on a fairy
path. During bis first nlgbt ln the
house all tbe furniture—chairs, beds
and crockery—moved as lt oa wires,
and after an hour everything was
broken, and the man himself waa seriously hurt. Hsvlng spent bis life's
savings on the hous, he determined
to live ln It. When he recovered from
bis Injuries he again went to live ln
the house. He had a similar experience, aad finally he bad to leave."
A Justice ot tbs peace, G. H. Miller, of Edgeworthstown, County
Longford, related the following experience:
"Daring the winter ot 1175 I was
riding a horse past the old ruins and
burial ground of Abbeyihulle, on a
bright moonlight night. In tbe middle of tbe churchyard I saw what I
took to be a policeman ln a long overcoat He walked toward me and suddenly disappeared. I could see no
trace ot blm. Afterward I learned
that lt was not a policeman, but a
monk, whose ghost appeared there so
often tbat after dark people would
go miles out of their way to avoid
passing the churchyard."
A woman told tbe following uncanny story of a haunted castle in the
louth of Ireland:
"When we went to live In the castle
we could hear people talking In every
room, and in every ball and corridor,
but no explanation could be found.
Often and often we heard terrible
fighting in the glen beside the castle
the hideous roar of angry voices and
tbe clashing of steel. No person
would go down the glen after dark.
"One night I was sitting talking
with my governess whon I beard a
step coming upstairs slowly. I went
out and met the figure on the landing
—lt waa the figure of a woman. She
walked past me, hurried to a window
at the end of the landing and, with a
shriek which I shall never forget, sbe
fell heavily to the ground outside."
Hereditary Lord High Conatahls.
Great Chamberlain.
Governor at a workhouse.
Hereditary sheriff.
Solicitors' clerks.
Sir Robert Finlay, K.C, wu heard
against the claim, and tbe hearing
.wu adjourned.
AU Hydrogen Makers.
Professor Sir James Dewar, lecturing at the Royal Institution ln
London recently mentioned a remarkable discovery which he made
In the course of bill heat researches.
It wu that every living animal was
constantly giving oil bydrogen gas
daring respiration.
One of his assistants, Mr. Green,
gave oft u much u a half litre
dally, while Dewar himself only produced 100 cubic centimetres.
The production ot hydrogen ln
connection with the processes of digestion hu been long known, but
apart from this tbere is a steady and
uniform exhalation of bydrogen.
"Where does it all got" he uked.
In tbe course of ages it bas accumulated to an enormous extent unless
It bu escaped from the atmosphere
or came to earth In the form of water. Probably both theso processes
were going on to some extent.
• Professor Dewar showed an instrument be had invented to measure thc
A Humble Joker.
"Humphrey Ward, the husband ot
the well-known novelist, likes to Joks
about his nonenlty."   •
The speaker wu a magazine
"Humphrey Ward, they tell me,"
the editor went on, "once entered
his wife's study while sbe was out,
and glanced over the manuscript upon ber writing desk.
"He read the sentence, 'She swept
the room with a bright, fresh
glance,' and, taking up a pencil, ho
wrote on the margin of the page, 'It
she would only sweep tbe room with
a bright, fresh brpQm!'*
"Reading on, he came to, 'She
touched a button and a footman appeared.' His marginal note to this
was, 'Alas, she will never touch a
"And now he came upon the sentence, 'She ' decided to mend her
ways.' And again be wrote, 'Hopeless.  She'll never mend anything'."
Kitchener's Power.
In Egypt Lord Kitchener exercises
unfettered power, end so is wholly
unconcerned about the views of tbe
Imperial Government, for, unless tbey
coincided with bis own, he simply
wouiu not carry them out.
Lord Kitchener understands that
the Egyptian native ts lmpressd by
pomp and trappings, snd so he always
drives ln an open victoria, preceded
by running syces (grooms) in gorgeous liveries and accompanied 'y
outriders. His lavishness with Government money, lt Is said, is only
equalled by bis frugality with his
own. Kitchener does tbe whole work
of tbo Egyptian Government himself
and Ignores tbe Khedive's existence,
He works 15 hoars a day and rarely,'
If ever, accepts social engagements.
He Is a terror to bis sulordinates,
Judging them solely by results, wlth-
our fear or favor. He gives only the
curtest acknowledgement, when they
do well and is severe when they fail
Hindu Chief Installed.
A new ruling ehlef, tbe MabaraJ
Raaa Ddai Ban Singh, chief of the
Rajput State of Dholpur, bas been
invested with full ruling powers.
Tbe ceremony ef investiture wu
performed In a durbar at the palace
lately, when Sir Elliott Colvln, Governor-General's Agent ln Rajputana,
attached the "sarpech" (a jewelled
ornament) to tbe young chief's turban and presented him with a sword.
The agent also read a letter ln wblch
the Viceroy congratulated the MabaraJ Rana on tbe assumption of the
duties of his high position. "Rest
assured," the Viceroy added, "that
In time of doubt or difficulty you
can count on my friendship and support." •
Where Do They Go?
Tou have rerd of the men of the
Volturno who rushed the boats and
were knocked back by tbe captain.
What becomes of such men ln after
days? Do tbey hide ln shame from
tbelr fellows, fearful tbat tbey may
be recognised and their Infamy proclaimed? A public librarian once told
me of a man wbo came to blm for a
book on notable shipwrecks. He
searched the pages eagerly, then
pointed out a passage referring to a
seaman wbo tried to take a women's
place ln a lifeboat, and had been shot
by tbe captalu. "I'm tbat man," he
declared, proud tbat bis exploit
should appear in print, and offered to
show tbe shot wounc to support bis
claim!—London Chronicle.
The Message Capt. Robert Scott I/eft
Por Hb Pal.
The closest friend of Capt. Robert
Scott, the English explorer, wbo with
three companions met death "like
English gentlemen." las'. February
while on the return trip trom a
polar expedition wu J. M. Barrie,
the author and playwright. Peter
Scott, only son ot tbe dead hero, ls
Barrie's godson and gets his first
name from the playwright's "Peter
Pan," Scott and Barrie, both quiet,
retiring men and Inveterate pipe
smokers, were kindred souls for
years and were constantly togetber
In and about London. One of the
last messages found beside the captain's body In his tomb ot Ice was
directed to "Jimmle" Barrie. Written ln lead pencil, and toward the
end going off into almost indecipherable scratches, lt closes with tbe
abruptness of a thing written by a
dying hand. A more poignant farewell one cannot conceive than the
'We are pegging out ln a very
comfortless spot. Hoping this letter
may be found and sent to you, I
write a ward ef farewell. I want
you to help my widow and my boy—
your godson. Wa are showing that
Englishmen can still die with a bold
spirit, fighting It out to tbe end. It
will be known tbat we bare accomplished oar object in reaching the
pole, and that we have done everything possible, even te sacrificing
ourselves, ln order to save sick companions. I think that tbe country
ought to help tbose wbo are lett behind to mourn us. Good-bye. I am
not at all afraid ot tbe end, but aad
to miss many a humble pleuure
which I had planned for the future
on our long marches. I may not
have proved a great explorer, but we
have done the greatest march ever
made and come very near to great
success. Good-bye, my dear friend.
"We are very near the end, but
have not and wlll not lose our good
cheer. We have had four days of
storm ln our tent and nowhere's
food or fuel. We did intend to ftn-
■Bh ou:selves when things proved
like this, but we have decided to die
naturally in tbe track. As a dying
man, my dear friend, be good to my
wife and child. Give the boy a
chance in lite if the state won't do
It. He ought to have good stuff *n
him. • * * I never met a man in my
llfo whom I admired and loved
more than you, but I never could
show you bow much your friendship
meant to me, for you had much to
give and I nothing."
Stage Superstitions.
The ill-fortune which bas led for
tbe second time to the peremptory
closing of the London Opera House
will go far to substantiate the superstitions of stage folk. Actors have
tbeir own peculiar code of fancies.
You must not whistle in tbe dressing room, under penalty of being
th-ust out (whatever your deshabille) to turn round three times ln
the pusage before regaining admittance. For to whistle ls to invite
bad luck for "tbe show." Again In
rehearsal the tag, or final words of
the play must never be uttered. And
you must not open an umbrella on
tbe stage. Many otber things ara
regarded u ominous in stageland, so
can yoa wonder that Maiden lana
shook its head when the London
Opera House wu opened on Nor.
IS, 1(11? There wss confirmation
when Mr. Hammerste i closed it on
the thirteenth of a month—July 13,
Effectually Lessens Crime.
There ls scarcely any crime In
New Zealand, largely because they
make a strenuous effort tbere to arrest, try, convict, hang and bury a
criminal within two weeks of - the
commission of bis crime, II this be
murder, or, If not a hanging offence
to get bim u quickly u possible
Into a disagreeable prison, wbere be
will bave to work hard and fare upon bread and water.
Most Decidedly In.
Mrs. Pankhurst, the English militant, said at a luncheon recently:
"We are all Jail birds, all of us
English militants.
"I calleed one afternoon at Mrs.
Cobden Sanderson's.
" 'Is Mrs. Cobdon Sanderson In?'
I asked the butler.
" 'Yes, madam,' be answered,
gravely, 'la for seven months.'"
First Dublin Strike.
Probably the first Dublin strike
occurred about 100 years ago, wben
the piers of Kingstown harbor were
being constructed. The. material
wu raised ln the granite quarries
at Killiney, close by, and "couted"
down a tramway. Major SIrr, whe
played a notorious part ln Dublin
during the insurrection of 1798, was
walking up the tramway when he
heard a discharge of artillery. He
turned round just u a loaded wagon
wu started, and being right in the
way would have been killed but tor
the promptness of tbe brakeman.
When the news reached the quarries
there was an Instant strike. Tbe
workmen Insisted on the dismissal
of the brakeman on the ground tbat
"it wu none of his business to save
tbe major's life."—London Dally
To Stop Violence.
The Bengal Government has announced tbat ln view ot the continuance of political and other dacoity In
tndla, gun licences will be freely Is-
»ued to merchants and other men of
?ood standing ln the rural districts,
on condition that tbey employ pensioned sepoys as armed Watchmen.
There has been an Increase In the
number of murders In Bengal, the Inspector-general reports; ant he men-
lions that ln many cases the crime ls
committed on the slightest provocation. The following Instance ls liven: A man threatened tbat he would
disinherit bis son-in-law, who thereupon hired someone to murder lilm.
Ten rupees (13.75) was tho price
uked and given.
Halfpenny Dinners.
A large number ot visitors were
present at tbe opening of the halfpenny-dinner season for poor children at Brunswick Hall, White-
chapel. The meals are made by the
London Vegetarian Society. A
halfpenny dinners consists of a
plate ot soup, the ingredients of
whlcb are butter beans, lentils, split
peu and barley. Wltb this ls served
a slice pf wholemeal bread. Then
comes pudding, which is made of
cocoanut fat instead of suet, wholemeal instead of white float, with
currents, candled peel,*and sugar:'
A Protracted Service.
They must hare long church sor-
<lces In a certain town wbere a paper
announced of a certain cburcb, "The
regular services wlll commence next
-Sunday at 3 p.m. and continue until
further notice.'"
there Is Ko Other City Like Her In
tke World.
Sir William Soulsby, wbo was pt-
rate secretary to the Lord Mayor before most Londoners of to-day were
born, and has been private secretary
to every Lord Mayor 3ii:e has be t
doing a great service in trying to
drive home to th.* Loauoner that London bas a personality, that l.ondo, Is
unique—wberefrom . follows that a
Londoner must rank above all other
men in the world.
But Sir William stopped short, or
the interviewers did not report bim
fully, London is not a city; London is
not like anything else in the world—
merely because it is the very Heart
of the World. To-day, o be a Londoner ls equivalent to having been a
Roman citizen of two thousand years
The Personality of London — we
ought to thank that doyen ot private
secretaries, that super-private secretary, for the phrase. London has a
personality, she ls a living thing, the
most vut, most pathttlc, tblng which
our civilization has produced.
Can anyone conceive the world
with London eliminated. It woula be
a world la ruin, a world in sackcloth
and ashesr*Trade rivals may bate us,
rail at us, raise tariff barriers against
us; but London remains all-essential
to their trade. A dlsuter to London
would mean starvation to untold millions.
To-dsy how many Londoners realize the Immensity ot th.Mr privilege
In belonging to the Imperial City?
Here and there you find a man w; o
knows one who hu been behind the
scenes and und*-r.;inds thi liollow-
ness of tbe claims of other cities, other nations. In one short street alone,
Mincing-lane, the sweater part of tbe
trade ot tbe Far Eut ls handled, and
the Far East has always been, from
a trade point of view, the prize of
the world.
Tbere are about half a dozen such
places, places light on thc main Irack,
where your hand "a on the worlu's
pulse. Of these, I think, I would put
Hong Kong flrst, the greatest ot seaports, the finest jewel In the Imperial
crown, the clearing-house of half a
world. Stand on the stens ot tbe
postoffice of Ilon't Kong, and ycu will
see all tbe nations of the earth pass
before you; and, sooner or later you
will see all the men and women you
have met In other, great ports pass
you. Stand on the qu..y, where the
| police take your name before yoi enter a sampan, lest your boatmen cut
your throat, and you will realize, ln
part at least, tbe Immensity ot the
British Mercantile Marine; also you
will realize, if .ou have a sense of
proportion, the graving menace of
German competition.
Really, Hong Kong ls parfof London, as Is also Singapore, which runs
It close in wealth. Until you have
seen these two ports, you cannot realize at all the seer* I ot our national
greatness. We are the richest people
the world has ever known, we handle
a vol-me ot trad i c'.niost to put a few
million people Into Australia and
South Africa, and bare lent them
more than a few million pounds, but
such places as Hong Kong and Singa
pore, and because London business
men and London bankers seized the
opportunities presented to them.
Calcutta and Boubay are splendid,
magnificent; but they are not parts of
London. India herself Is great enough
to claim, and to bold, them for ber
own. Other famous cities, sucb as
Melbourne or Toronto, are merely
Colonial, wltb Colonial Interests. You
cannot feel tbe pulse ot the world
Heating In them. ,
What other city hu a personality,
<n the cosmopolitan sense of the
word, what other city can take ul'.o
"let-self all the peoples of the world,
absorb tbem, make tbem part of her
wondrous self?
Paris ls—well, Paris. She Is unique, delightful, the Frai ce. The Parisian hu little or notblng in com-
non with that'wonderful peurntry
"hich forma the backbone of the *."-
ond nation ot the world.    Vienna,
liirlln, Peter: burg—these are merely
ocal capitals. Itoaic is the ghost of
» great tradition.
Landmark Is Modernized.
An ancient stone weir on the Rlvei
Dee, constructed by Hugh Lupus,
'Carl of Chester, between 1070 and
1101 Is being utilized <*> supply the
city of Chest- ■ with electricity. The
weir wu originally erected to drive
corn mills, and the milling Industry
continued up to 1907. In 1910, however, Chester Corporation, who had
purchased the property, dismantled
the mills. Mr. S. E. Brltton, the city
electrical engineer, then devised a
scheme for converting tbe water power Into electrical energy, and lt ls believed tbat the annual saving thus effected will repay tbe capital expenditure ln five years. It ls estimated that
the installation will yield 1,250,000
units per annum at a cost of less than
0.3d per unit, Inclusive of capital
Kemarkahle Cases of People Dumb
for Years, Speakin/.
The recent case ot a youn*; woman
n Kngland. who,after being deaf and
dumb for 21 years, Is slowly recovering both nearlns and speech — the
shock of the tragic end of her brother, who drowned himself tn tbe
3tour, being repardeil as responsible
Tor tbo miraculous example of shock
succeeding where .'actor* have fall**!
recalls similar Instancs.
Some time ago the narrow escape
of a boy from drowning oh* North
Shields lish quay had a remarkable
lequel. While efforts were being
made to restore the apparently
drowned boy to consciousness by
means of artificial respiration, a man
who had been deprived of speech two
years earlier as the result ot an accident, pushed through the crowd merely out of curiosity. As soon as be
taw tbe prostrate boy, although not
In any way related to him, the slglii
gave him such a shock tbat his speech
suddenly returned, and he fell lo the
ground In a state of collapse, rpon
recovering be continued to speak
freely, and hu suffered no further impediment since.
It Is not many years since a remarkable cue ot dumbness excited
great Interest In medical circles in
Germany. Twelve months earlier a
Bavarian cattle dealer had been kicked by a horse, with the result that be
completely lost tbe use of his voice.
A year later he va; riding a doome.l
horse to the knacker's yard, when the
animal, who cle-.rly bad plenty of life
In him, began to kick and plunge ln
a dangerous manner. The man, we
are told, lost hlo bead completely In
wild excitement, and cfter a few min*
utes began to talk, completely regaining bis speech to the boundless
astonishment ot his friends.
Advantages of Advertising.
The following paragraph from an
article by Andrew Lang may prove
profitably suggestive to those who
have wares to sell and are shy about
advertising them:
"Wben a goose lays an egg," aald
Mr. Lang, "she Just waddles off as
it she were sshamed of It—because
ihe ls a goose. When a hen lays an
.igg—ah, she calls heaven and earth
to witness lt! The hen Is a natural
born advertiser. Hence tbe demand
for hens' eggs exceeds tbe demand
for goose eggs, and tbe ben has all
tbe business she can attend to."
Trapping the Gossip.
Mra. Pankhurst wu complimented by a reporter one day on the way
she subdues hecklers.
"We suffragists," said Mrs. Pankhurst, good-bumoredly, "have wide
experience with hecklers. At one
time they upset me, bnt now 1
ralher enjoy their foolish questions.
If they are too persistent, though—
that is different. A noisy audience
is very disagreeable to a public
Mrs. Pankhurst, smiling, continued: "I cap sympathize with tbe
minister wbo was greatly disturbed
by a certain set of women ln bis
congregation who persistently gossiped In a loud tone during service.
"One Sunday morning he executed
a plan which be had devised to stop
this annoyance. At a given signal
the choir stopped abruptly on a certain word in the middle of a hymn.
"Then one of the gossips, unable
to check herself, was heard all over
the church to say":
" 'I always fry mine In lard.'
" 'As we now know,' announced
the minister, 'that she always trier
hers In lard, we will proceed wltb
the singing.'"
Fears British Decadence.
Sir James Crlchton-Browne, In
speaking recently at the annual
meeting ot tbe National League for
Physical Education and Improvement ln London, urged the importance of grappling with "tbe greatest
catastrophe tbat could befall the
world—the decadence and deterioration of the British race."
He userted that ln the large public
schools of Britain to-day lt would be
Impossible to fin- ten absolutely
stand children. From the reports ot
abedlcal officers it seemed as If almost every child bad some flaw or
blemish that interfere! wit his education or must mar more or less his
prospect In life. '. < - might look In
vain, he added, for child-stuff out of
which to build a. Venus de Medici or
the Apollo Belvedere.
Green Sunsets In England.
Oreen sunsets seen by tbe Russian explorers in the newly discovered polar land have been \matched
ln England. Throughout November
and December of 1883 tbe intensity
and afterglows were of wonderful
intensity and varied colors. At
Chelsea especially the aun went
down over the Thames and a blaze
of unearthly beauty ranging from
deepest red to green, u may be seen
In a series ot water color sketches
made at the time and now preserved
In the Chelsea free library. Sir Norman Lockyer and other astronomer**
tttrlbuted these winter sunsets to
the volcanic dust projected by the
■treat eruption of Krakatoa, ln Java.
In the previous August.
Scotland's National Badge.
The Order of tbe Thistle of which
'.oni   Haldane   la   to    be    made   a
night, dates only from the last dsy
f 1703.   Centuries earlier, however,
'io thistle wu tho national badge ol
■otlitnd, and the origin of ita em-
lomatlc use is referred by tradition
> tho Danish invasion of Scotland
'he invaders planned a night attack,
nd marching barefoot, bad eon
rived to creep close up to the Scot*
Ish forces unobserved, wben one ol
hem stepped on a thistle and utter
id a cry of pain. The alarm was
-Iren, and the attack failed. Ont ol
gratitude the thistle wu adopted
as tbe insignia offl*Scotland.—London Chronicle.
Robbed Philanthropist.
Now and then the philanthropist ls
■omewbat discouraged. Recently Mr.
Richard Kerr lectured on science to
600 convicts ln Portland Prison, snd
wu received wltb enthusiasm. But
during his absence from home at
Mltcham on tbe same evening other
burglars still at large raided him and
carried off even bis stock of postage
itamps. We did not know that bur-
liars were so dishonorable or philanthropists so credulous.
Coppers In South Africa.
The penny famine ln England is
nothing to the dearth of coppers ln
South Africa. Pennies may be there,
but one meets very few between
Cape Town and Buluwayo, and even
those one doesn't know wbat to do
wltb. For tbe "tlckey" (onr almost
obsolete" threepenny bit) Is the low-
■st coin used. Yet on the tramways
In Cape Town there are three-
ba'penny fares. Instead of change
trom the conductor you receive a
voucher entitling yoa to another
three-ha'penny tram-ride when yoa
want one. Would the same practice
be feasible and legal In penniless
Refusal of Lady Scant to Take ■
Royal Resilience Recalls Previous Episodes Connected Witt*
the liuests of liritain—Haruptos,
Court Contains Twenty Families'
o" liitatliit'fioi fid Indigence.
It Is announced that Lady Scott,
widow of tbe bero of tbe South Pole,"
has declined the offer of a royal residence, as a mark of abe* disapproval
of the way Th which the fund raised
in honor of the ill-fated British expedition has been bandied, lt Ik only In
tbe past year or so t' at the greal
majority of us bavo heard if a royal
residence as distinct from lhe residence of the reigning monarch, and
probably tew people knew what it Is.
Royal residences tlrst broke Into
print ln recent times, when (t waa
announced th t the.prlvrtc solicitors
of King George were about to apply
to the courts wllh a view of having
sundry occupants of royal residences
removed. Later on we beard that an
appeal to learned counsel had resulted In advice not to sue, because the
royal complainants would have lost.
The cue I** point wu tbat of a
noblewoman who bad been placed ln
a royal residence by the late' King
Edward, which means tbat she bad
been given apartments rent tree. AN
ter tbe King's death tt wu suggested
that she should vacate an order that
some other recipient of tbe royal
benevolence might move ln. King
George having friends ot bis own
tbat he wished to provide for. lt appears, however, that the occupant lj
a royal residence ls there for life, and
tbat thc widow ot this class ot tenant
can also stay u long as she Uvea,
unless specific provision bas been
mado to the contrary.
No doubt ever sine*) tbo Normal
Conquest the Kings of England have
been providing certain of their
friends with free lodging for tbe remainder of their days In recognition
ot some service rendered. Up to ths
time of responsible government 11
was the fashion of royalty to present
its favorites with a few thousand
acres of land and a grant from thc
public treasury, but after these prerogatives had been rNsllshed, especially after the coming of the Hanoverians, certain royal residence!
were reserved, and the reigning monarch was permitted to Install la them
his needy friends and relatives.
Strictly speaking, to-day Parliament might assert Its rlgbt to say tbat
the tenants sbould not be the particular friends ot the reigning sovereign, but tbat the royal residence
sbould be reserved tor tbose whom
Parliament might designate. As a
matter of fact, tbe offer of a royal
residence to Lady, Scott ls a recognition ot tbe fact that the royal residences are not exclusively Intended]
for the personal favorites of the
Hampton Court wblch Is one ot
the show places of London, and wai
once the borne of royalty, ls a palace
1'habited chiefly by Indigent person!
of rank or distinction that the King
has a right to nominate as free tenants. Some twenty families occupy
the premises. Tbelr sccommodatlon
ranges from five to twelve rooms, and
if tbe King were to rent the apart*
tnonta, he would receive some 120,001
or 830,000 a year, and the money
would go Into bis private purse. Incidentally It might be remarked tbat
the nation pays 175.000 a year for
the maintenance of Hampton Court,
Tbe present tenants are, for the most
part, wldowa and daughters of army
and navy officers r men who held
minor offices In tbe royal household.
Beforo being eligible u tenants tt
Is necessary that tbe applicant make
an affidavit to the effect tbat hi* of
her income Is not more tban 81.00*)
a year. In the other royal residence!
no sucb rule applies, and at the present time many apartments ar occupied by persons well able to pay fog
Iheir accommodation.
A case in point ls tbat of the Countess Fedora Qlelcben, a cousin of tbl
King, who wu granted apartments by
King Edward, or rather her fathe:
was given the privilege of living rent
free by Queen Victoria, and King Ed-
wsrd confirmed the daughter ln the
premises st St. James' Prlace.
It was thla countess wbo wu requested by the sgents of King Oeorge
to pay rent, but she declined upon
the score of poverty. It Is notorious
that the countess, wbo la a sculptor,
ot ote, and Is also In receipt of a
pension, Is earning seme 820,000 or
825.000 a year, and can well afford
to pay good rent. Nevertheless, the
countess bu refused to more or pay
rent, and bas left It to tbe King to
decide upon any further steps.
The gift residences around Windsor are also said to be a source of considerable annoyance to King George,
who finds them occupied by persons
wbo have no particular claim upon
blm or upon the nation. The tenants have the advantage of tbe owners ln this respect, that King George
. ts very loath to appear ln a court of
I law.
There are nine of these residences
at Windsor, snd of tbe tenants six
had no special arrangement with
King Edward, who Installed them, u
to tbelr vacation upon r.emand. It
la held tbat unless there was a legal
agreement to this effect the tenant!
ean continue to occupy during tbelr
lifetime, and most et them will nol
doubt Insist upon their legal right ta!
tbe matter. |
Sir Dlghton Probya, King EdwarM
Keeper ot the Privy Parse, bu nil
only a fine snite at Windsor, bat baa
some exclusive rights In a park. Hst
seems to have regarded tbe park aw
hla own to such an extent that be ba*
spent several thousands of dollars la, '
beautifying It. He says be will move*
when ke ls reimbursed (or Us Improvements, bnt u bis exBeodittire
does aot Improve tbe pi-raises, except
for his own occupancy, bis tenia""
have been refused. Probably B*t
Dlghton will be buried frna WttM I .HB'lUaAfvDRR, CtlMbFahliAl'ttJ
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See our Leaders in this line of
Corsets at
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"The Big Store"
Phone 38
High class piano for sale—
apply Islander Office.
Dr. Montgomery of Comox
has bought a new Ford.
New house to rent, containing
5 rooms and a bath room at 912
per month. Apply Islander. .
Mrs. J. W. Wearmouth left for
Victoria on Sunday and returned
on Friday evening.
H. J. Peacy, brother of A. H.
Peacey, has purchased a farm at
Point Holmes, and has bought a
Ford Car.
A report of the concert and
social dance will appear in our
next issue.
Miss Hhoda Bickle returned
from a two weeks vacation to
New Westminst.r on,Friday
The West Cumberland Conservative Association will hold their
regular meeting on Monday
evening in the parlor of the Un-
ion Hotel.
Found on Dunsmuir Avenue
a purse of money, Owner can
have same by applying to the
provincial police office and paying
for.this ad.
A. H. Peacey was seen the
other day behind the wheel of an
automobile, Al is getting the Bug.
Four drunks parad edthe streets
at midnight on Monday with
band instruments making a terrible noise. The city lock-up
would have been a gcod place
for them.
The . regular meeting of the
Cumberland Conservative Association will be held in the Oddfellows Hall next Thursday evening commencing at 8 o'clock.
W. Mesher, of Mesher Bros,
architects and contractors of
Nanaimo left for that city on
Thursday morning. He expects
to return by tomorrow's boat with
the necessary building equipment
to commence work on the opera
house on Monday morning.
Services will be held in Grace
Methodist Church tomorrow at
the usual hours, viz. 11 a.m. and
7 p.m. Sunday School and Bible
Class at 2-30 p.m. Subjects:—
Morning, "The kingdom within
our.grasp." Evening, "Selective
Affinities." Your are cordially
John Stewart, police magistrate
of the town of Ladysmith is here
on a vi3it.
The notice of the Social Dance
givenjout in the Cumberland Hall
last night is cancelled.
TENDERS will be received up
to Tuesday, April 28th, for the
painting and papering of several
rooms in U. & C. Hospital, Cumberland, B. C. For further particulars apply to W. Willard,
chairman of committee.
At a preliminary meeting held
on Wednesday evenirg it was
unanimously decided to celebrate
Victoria Day as usual in the city
The following officers were se:
lected for the 24th of May sports:
John McLeod, president; Frank
J. Dalby, vice-president; Hugh
Sloan, secretary and Wesley Wil
lard, treasurer. The various
committees to take charge will
be appointed at a meeting to be
held early in the coming week,
when it will be decided whether
we celebrate Saturday the 23rd
or Monday the 25th. Last year
We collected'$1385 for sports, It
is estimated by those who know-
that we should have no difficulty
in collecting a $1000 for Sports
this year.
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 CoiTncil
Chambers on Wednesday, May
6th, 1914, at 7-30 p.m.
City Hall, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B. C.
March 27th. 1914.
Pinno 'Tuner
Makes regular visits to Cumberland representing the George A.
Fleetchar Music Co. of Nanaimo.
Orders left at thc Islander Office
will receive prompt attention.
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,t Nolar* t'ul.lii-
■EJiiuaili 81. UtriUr
Day old chicks, White Leghorn
$15.00 per 100. Hatches from
March to May. Hatching eggs
for sale $6.00 per 100.
Skinner & Blenkhorn,
Nanaimo B.C.
Eggs for hatching from white
leghorns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 295
and 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nanaimo B.CT
:  .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,
W. C Bmrar in
Ursrljrr of flustr
Ut. Mttakul lalretitor of Victoria Theatre,
Witi-ntto and Durham; RaMlta.!t Willlama
Picture ft vaudeville Theatre. Ferryhlll,
Durham; late Oi-aani-t auit Choirmaster
Durham, Htt|lntld.
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc,
Terms Moderate
P.O.Box398, Cumberland,B.C.
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
Agent fnr I tie
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Cumberland, B. C.
With its snowclad mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fields in the foreground, it makes a picture worth painting
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We have only
A Few Waterfrontage Lots
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with your family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fishing, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get back
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