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Array Zegiolution LiWarv
Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. V., No. 4
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Erection of Urge Shiitf U Mill-
Eve of Great Industrial
A yea" ago this was a quiet
place. To-day it is a small centre
of bustling activity. Moreover,
it is assuring for itself a future.
One of the biggest shingle mills
oi the Island is in course of
erection there, it will employ
thirty of forty hands. The pontoon landing at which the
"Cowichan" now calls is to be
replaced by a wharf where, in its
perfectly sheltered deep-water
bay, passengers and freight
from all the ferrys can be landed
and embarked. Large ocean
going vessels will also call to take
cargoes of shingles to Mexico and
other ports on the Pacific Coast
as well as elsewhere. The E. &
N. station will be just behind-
the steel is already there—and it
will then become the nearest and
most convenient point of connection with Denman and Hornby
Islands. The aiding at Fanny
Bay is already in and lies between
the Larson ranch and D. L. 49,
A noticeable feature of activity
is the -"tumping and clearing
which is going on beside the
right-of-way by present owners.
In addition, the Vancouver Island
Fruit Co. is logging 2,000 acres
on block 88, just at the back of
Fanny Bay, which, as logged,
will be cut up into Small acreage
and colonized by the company.
As it is a fine soil, it will doubtless attract many settlers. Another piece has just been cut up
into 2 and 5 acre lots adjoining
the tract and the site of the
Fanny Bay station and, owing to
its soil and situation, should be
well taken up—indeed, we hear
that local people are running after
it already.
The coal—we hear of one 9
foot seam of good coal—and shale
deposits, the latter in large deposits and suitable for bricks,
should lead to industries being
established at so favourable a
shipping point as Fanny Bay. We
have mentioned mining and brick
making, but there is also some
talk of a big saw mill being put
in at Fanny Bay shortly. A post
office is to be established there at
once, and. we are told, a store
will also open there this summer.
These all point to a large and
rapid increase of work and population at Fanny Bay, a good hearing when so many places are
stagant. There can be no doubt
that Baynes Sound is shortly to
be the-venue of large developments and that one of the points
of this activity will   be Fanny
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Mitchell
of Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. Miles
of Strathroy Ont. and Mr. Murray Mitchell of Victoria were a
party of tourists travelling by
auto who called upon Mrs. W.
Wesley Willard during the week
on their way home from Alberni.
Bevan's first dramatic entertainment will be held in the New
Hall on Friday 17th. The entertainment is given by Mr. and Mrs.
Murphy, assisted by Messrs. J.
O'Connor and A. Ward. The
proceeds to go in aid of the Bevan
Athletic Assosciation. The proceedings will open with that
sparkling comedietta "Pistols for
Two" in which a middle aged
Lothario makes a wager with his
nephew that he will be the first
to win a wife and select's for his
intended conquest the young lady
to whom his nephew is engaged.
There are many amusing incidents throughout the piece.
Song, Mr. J. O'Connor; comic
song, Mr. A. Ward; recitation
[that old favorite] "Kissing Cups
Race", Mrs, H, Murphy.
That side splitting farce in one
act "The Iceman" "George just
home from college brings an engagement ring to Lucille" forfun
he enters her fathers house disguised and gets kicked out."
"You deserve hanging Sir." He
drops the ring into the cream
pitcher, "whoa! dye want any
ice." Its the new iceman. "Be
quiet queeny or you'll beiyl your
bangs." "Take me out." "I
can't." "Then take out the
pine-apple there ai'nt room for
both of us in here." A screamer
from start to finish.
Col: Cornwallis-—.Mr. O'Connor
The Cook Mr. A. Ward
Lucille ...Mrs. H. Murphy
ke°man) ,-Mr. H. Murphy
After the show a dance will be
held and as usual at one of Harry's
dances everything O.K. Judging
by the tickets that are already
sold a record house is expected.
The Canadian Collieries have
kindly consented to run a special
train for the convenience of those
living at Cumberland. The train
will leave No. 5 crossing at 7.30
p.m. returning at 11 p.m, and
2 a.m.
A mas3 meeting will be held
in the Cumberland Hall tomorrow
evening at 8.30. The Cumberland
Gleemen will render a number of
male voice selections and other
musical numbers will be provided
The Rev. C. H. Huestis. western
secretary of the Lord's Day
Allaince will address the meeting
on his special topic. A collection
will be taken to defray expenses.
We would like to publish the
names of those who receive the
weekly U. M. W. of A. allowance
their present and past occupation
for the last ten years. Will the
secretary be good enough to give
us this information. Also inform
us the reason why the Western
Fuel should work every day when
the. Jingle Pot is working only
three days a week/ The columns
of the Islander are at the disposal
of the local officals of the U. M.
W. of A. to explain the situation.
We reserve the right to commen.
on any explanation.
Miss Rhoda Bickle left on
Thursday morning for New
Westminster and will spend her
easter holidays with Mr. and Mrs
A, T. Stephenson of that city.
Confessed Murderer wai Leader
of Vancouver Oriental Secret
Vancouver, April 6.—Richly
dressed women, beturbaned Hindus, Chinese curious to see their
fellow country-man charged with
the murder of Mrs. Millard,
fought for places in the Police
Court-room this morning when
the preliminary hearing of Jack
Kwong, the allegedly self-confessed slayer of Mrs. Charles
Millard, was called. The hearing
was adjourned for eight days and
the case will come on again in the
police court on Tuesday morning,
April 14, at the close of the quiet
Easter holiday season.
So great was the jam in the
court-room in the Railway street
police station this morning that
extra police constables had to be
called and only by dint of forcibly
pushing the crowd back and out
of the room were they able to find
space enough for those whose
duty called them to throng that
ever attempted to gain admittance to a Vancouver police court.
The crowd collected in front of
the Railway street station fully
ap hour before the proceedings
were to commence. As soon as the
women's court was over, a rush
was made for the court-room and
as the doors were thrown open the
long columns poured into the
railed-of enclosure in front of the
magistrates desk. It was filled in
an instant, but the crowd b'ehind
kept pushing forward and in a
moment or two there were men,
women and children standing up
around the lawyer's tables and
within a foot or two of magistrate
Shaw's desk.
, It was a cosmopolitan curious
crowd. There were West End,
Shaughnessy Heights women, all
anxious to see the young China
boy charged with the brutal crime
Orientals, inclnding Hindus, Chinese and Japanese crowed in and
scores of business men were added to the usual number of Police
Court habitues. Young children,
far too young to be allowed near
the place squeezed through the
crowd. "The police constables immediately undertook to conduct
them outside but had great trouble taking the youngsters through
the jam of humanity that packed
tne tiny court-room. One estimates of the number of persons
who gathered to watch the preliminary proceedings in the murder trial is placed at 900.
The cold blooded manner, and
cool calculating method in which
the Chinese boy, Jack Kwong,
went about the work of disposing
ef the body of his murdered mis,
tress, seemed incredable in one
apparently so young. But information given to the police today
would indicate that the Oriental
is not so young as he would seem
from his appearance. Chinamen
who came from Kwong's native
village say that he is nearer
twenty years of age than 17, as
he claims.
Further information gathered
,by the detectives is to the effect
that Kwong, while a schoolboy
mingling with white children
many years his junior at the Lord
Roberts school in the West End,
was really one of the most active
members of a secret organization
of Chinese, the aim and object of
which were to promulgate anarchy and other sinster teachings.
At the inquest on Saturday Mr
Millard stated that Kwong was a
model boy until two years ago,
when he started to go out at
nights, and especially on Saturday
nights he would stay away from
home until early the next morning. Two years ago it would appear from information gathered
yesterday, Kwong identified himself with a society of young
Chinamen who studied communism and advocated the principles
of anarch v.
On the Ucluelet Peninsula
about 5,000 acres have been surveyed and will be opened for
entry by pre-emption in about
two months time. This land has
been divided into 40 acre blocks.
This area, being added to the
number in which land is being
opened for pre-emption to the
total of considerably over 100,000
acres within the near future, lies
between Long Bay and Wreck
Bay on the southwest and Kennedy Lake on the north. A proportion is level with black vegetable loam soil over clay sub-soil.
Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound
are reached by the new and
commodious passenger steamer,
Princess Maquinna commanded
by Captain Gilliam, sailing from
Victoria four times a month during the summer season, and
three times a month in the winter. The launch Tofino also makes
regular trips with passengers
and mail between Ucluelet and
Albernie, which port is connected
with Victoria by railway. Freight
boats make calls at these ports
at regular intervals, carrying
besides other cargo, gasoline and
other explosives. There are post
offices, telegraph stations, and
stores at Ucluelet. Tofino and
Clayoquot, and large stocks are
carried of all ordinary commodities. The distance from Ucluelet
to Port Albernie is about fifty
miles, and to Victoria about 115
miles. Any produce over local
consumption is usually shipped
to either of these places where
there is a ready market.
From Ucluelet a trail of six
and a half miles long leads to
Kennedy Lake. This trail is a
good one for men, and could
easily be improved to be passable
for pack-horses. It is practically
level for the whole distance. A
wagon road is under construction
from the head of Ucluelet. Arm
to Long Bay and is at present
opened up for'about four miles.
From the wagon road trails
can be taken northerly to the
and surveyed. These trails follow survey lines and are cut out
beyond the present limit of
High   class piano   for sale-
apply Islander office.'
$20,000 Building to be Erected
on Dunimuir Avenue by
Local Capital
The Islander learns from an
authentic source that the Cuu-
berland and Union Water Works
Ltd. and the Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co. Ltd. jointly will
erect an up to date opera house
at once. Building is to have a
frontage of 44 ft. on Dunsmuir
Avenue and will extend 120 feet
back, covering the entire vacant
space between Macfarlane Bros
Ltd. and Campbell Bros.
The theatre which has been
leased to responsible parties will
be handsomely furnished and run
in connection with the Vancouver
Victoria, Nanaimo circuit; securing many of the best attractions
that visit these cities.
The building, when completed
including the furnishings, will
cost in   the neighborhood   of
),000. The Islander will be able
to give a full description of the
opera house in its next issue. The
jive man on the street says this
will have a soothing"effect for
the individual who is out with
his little hammer continually
The regular meeting of the
city council was held in the coun
cil chambers on Monday evening
with a full board present, Mayor
Campbell presided. The minutes
of the previous meeting were
read and adopted.
The city clerk read a communication from Mr. F. A. McDair-
mid confirming his account of
$500 for preparing and drawing
by-laws in connection with the
cement side walks, which was
received and filed.
The police commissioners reported that they had appointed
James Ward city constable at a
salary of *a*80 per month with one
uniform per year. His duties
commenced on the first day of
The provincial police sent in
their report of police court fines
received, and expenditure for the
months of January, February
and March.
The following accounts were
received and referred to the finance committee for payment:
Cumberland   Electric   Lighting
Co. Ltd ..$39.85
Vancouver Stencil Co.     3.15
Frank Dallos    3.50
Total -"46,50
Aid. Banks of the board of
vvprks reported the purchase of a
team of horses costing $350 for
city work which was now giving
good service. He also reported
thc exchange of the city horse
and cart for a heavy wagon. This
was considered a good deal and
will allow thc city man to render
a better service to the city.
The council endorsed the action
taken in this particular by the
board of works.
April 20th was named as  the
date for holding the court of revision on the cement sidewalks.
This is to decide the amount of
frontage for each property holder on Dunsmuir Avenue. Assessments will be made according to
street frontage.
Police commissioners were requested by the city council to
instruct the city constable to
collect all dog taxes and to destroy all dogs that may be roaming
around without an owner.
A new sewer by-law was introduced and read a first, second
and third time.
Aid. Miller complained that the
school trustees were endeavoring
to secure assistance from the
provincial government without
consulting the city council and
thought the aldermen should be
taken into consideration.
Ex alderman and ex band
trustee Beveridge also John MC
Allister of U. M. W. of A. fame
were present at the council proceedings as a delegation, but
failed to say on whose behalf.
They explained that their mission was to get the city council to
vote them $100. They were not
particular about the money whether it was paid today- or three
months from today, but wanted
the $100 voted. Then they would
improve the city park to that
extent and make the grounds
regulation size for football
matches. The mayor, aid, Miller
and Mitchell favored the scheme,
but the remaining four aldermen
refused to give the proposition
favorable consideration and turned the matter down.
Ex alderman and ex band trustee Beveridge made application
for use of the city park for the
purpose of holding sports on the
1st of May, but did not state who
were favoring the city with
sport. •
The meeting adjourned.
Local News on back page.  *
Henry Delvin, inspector of
mines, arrived by Sunday's
Dfr and Miss Reynolds and
Mr. Mesher of Nanaimo visited
Cumberland by auto on Wednesday.
S. M. Grant, who has been in
charge of the provincial police
in this district, left on Sunday
for Victoria. Constable Mills is
temporarily in charge.
The city business houses will
close all day or. Easter Monday
April 13th. Do your shopping today.
Born on Good Friday, April 10,
1914 at Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland B, C. to Mr. and Mrs. T.
E. Banks, a son.
Foster, Pettigrew and Irvine
were visitors to Cumberland this
week, but failed to give any information as to when South
Wellington would sign up. Last
September Foster said it' would
be in two weeks,
Mr. Carlyle Alva Quinn of
Vancouver was on Monday at
Comox united in marriage to
Muriel Lucy Montague, daughtt r
of Mr. Thomas E. Bate of this
city. Mr. F. Franklin-Watson
performed the ceremony. THF, ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.OL
% Helpless (rom Rheumatism
Ward. Lock * Co.. Limited, Lon*
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Carmen shook her head. I havo
given tip trylug to understand Ills
—-mind. Sometimes I'm Inclined to
think that he hasn't onc. She laughed ihoughtMly. Nothing matters
now. I think we've conn* to a definite umlerstanding at last. George
ia going hack to his beloved wilds
In South America, 1 shall bo left bo-
liind for tho rest of my life as his
Brass widow. Sht sighed and emptied her liquer glass.
Saluzo refilled lt; he himself had
Just dono justice to a magnum of Pol
Are you quite aurt he's made up
his mind to return to South America?
Carmen lowered her eyes and looked at him fixedly as though trying to
read his Inmost thoughts. That's a
curious question for you to ask, Mr.
Saluzo. It's almost as if you doubted my word or my husband's.
Certainly not yours, he replied
quickly, and then wished he hadn't
■spoken. By the way, what did your
cousin say to his name being taken
In vain? he asked trying to turn the
Carmen smiled enigmatically. Oh,
he used to bo rather jealous of me
poor boy—ho fancied himself in lovo
with me!
Of course, Saluzo said thickly. Tho
wine, the scent of the flowers, tlio air
of the restaurant, and this woman's
beauty had gone t his head. lie
had done the Job for which he* was
being paid. Ho could report to Sir
George, and ho mado up his mind
after ho had told him he could do uo
moro In tho matter. The man he argued must be a fool or a knave to marry so raro *nd beautiful a woman
as Carmen and ther treat hor in such
an abominable way.
Though Saluzo know nearly all
tbere was to know he admitted he
was more puzzled than bo was a
week ago.
Conscience warned him that ho was
In danger of forgetting hi. duty to
Sir George. And hi. brain was a little fuddled—with the wine and tho
rosea he told himself with a laugh.
If Hetherington's game was to learn
how bis wlf. had behaved herself
during the last year or two under tho
pretence of having certaii chapters
ln his own past written up, then Saluzo wouldn't spare lilm.
When did you las. see this cousin—
tl.e real Mr. Soral? he asked. And
he was seeking Information* as much
for himself aa for his client. Sir
Carmen threw her cigarette away
and smothered a little yawn behind
ber long white fingers. Quite a long
time ago. I don't k"ow where he is
now—in Spain, I suppose, but lie does
not Interest ne.
Saluzo smoked ln sllenco fo. a
while. Carnic. was a mo»t adorable
companion, but what would she be
like as a wifo—a wifclong companion?
Apparently at present she possessed
unlimited funds, hut would Sir George
bo so generous afte. ho went back to
South America—If he weti, back?
If your husband is going to desert
you, you ought to get a divorce from
him ho said slowly. It waB a bold
move and a bold speech, bu' Carmen
waa not In the le*.st offended.
My dear man, how could I get a divorce—not In this couutry at any
Perhaps he will want to man***
again?     a
In an Instant she was alert, wide
awake. What makes you think that?
be frank with me—don't try to deceive me. You must have Bcimo* reason for thinking so or you wouldn't
have sa I It.
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Mr. Samuo" Logniore, of Montreal,
says: "Just a word of pruiso for GIN
PILLS. About fifteen months ago I
could nor walk across my room, suffering severely *. th Rheumatis a. 1 took
GIN P1LI-S and became Quito well.
Two months ago. ' bad Ilheumatlc
Pains with Neuralgia. 1 reacted to
GIN PILLS again tor one week and
became quite well."
BOc. a Box, 8 tor $2.50. Sample free
If you write National Drug & Cucm*
leal Co. of Canada. Limited. Toronto.
Constantly for all toilet purposes, especially shaving and
shampooing, with occasional use
of Cuticura Ointment, because so
effective in removing slight irritations, redness, roughness, pimples, dandruff, etc., of the sk'^
enc* scalp and promoting and
maintaining skin and hair health.
rotlmtaSoaii and Ointment are sold tbrourtout
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I was just wondering — that's all.
You see, dear lady, it's Inconceivable
to me that any man coul.'. willingly
absent himself from your side unless
there was another woman.
The dark Spanish brows clouded,
tho wonderful eye,, with heaven and
hell in them grew hot and red; the
scarlet lips no longer kind but cruel.
And there Is some other woman,
sho whispered. Swift ..8 lightning
her mood changed and sho laughed.
There is always another woman, isn't
there, Mr. Saluzo?
He pushed the bowl ot roses nBldo
and leant towards her. For me thero
would bo only one, if—
Almost unconsciously she allowed
her hand to rest on his for a moment
as she interrupted him: Do something for me; prove yourself my
friend and I—I shall not be ungrate-
f.'.l. Find out who, this other woman is, whr*. she's like, whero she
lives and what Sir George intends
doing. I ought to have heard from
him, hut he lias never written Don't
think I am jealous, Mr. Saluzo, and
In one way my husband haB been very
good to me; he had denied tno nothing
—given me all I want—except love. A
woman can'* live without that; at
least a Spanish woman can't. It's
life—it's everything.
Saluzo held her hand tightly, his
own was trembling. He forgot everything for tho moment except this
woman's magict' fascination. Just
as be was about to speak, to make
somo jash c *-.ss!on, a man leaving
tho restaurant stopped to speak to
Carmen. Tiie moment passed Saluzo gave a sigh—of relief or disappointment he hardly knew himself.
Will you help me? Carmen asked as
ho drove her homo You see I trust
you which I dare say is very stupid
of me. I dou't really know you. do
I? Why, my husband mlglit have
employed you to spy on me! One
never knows In this world who are
friends and who are enemies.
Saluzo bit his lip; ho Mt horribly
guilty. He made up his mind as far
ub Sir George Hetherlngton was concerned, that he had finished with him.
He would make o his report that
night, write down fait'inll and fully all ho had discovered. He smiled
as it occurred to lilm that the report
would contain nothing or very llltle
tlrat Sir George did not already know.
Well, he had done what he had been
asked to do. And be would do uo
Whatever I have been In the past,
you may rest assu-ed that In the future I shall be a faithful friend, he
said to Carmen as lie k! 'sed her hand
and wished her good-night outside
her flat. x
But his consclcnco pricked him as
he went homo to his hctci. For he
had rlflel her bureau—he had played
thep art of thief, and lover. And
Silas Saluzo was not quite without a
A couple ot dayslater ho was driv
Ing in a farur ' cart across the
moorlands towards Cranby Hall. He
would like to have arrive without
warning Sir Gefge. But he didn't
wish to offend him or arouse his suspicions.
He had taken good care to make It
possible for Hetherlngton to stop him
coming. It vas with strangely mingled feelings thr.t he walked up the
drivo and stood out ide the fi ont door
of tho stately mansion.
He was ibout to ring tho bell but
the sound of vo'ces coming through
tlie open window attracted him. Hia
curiosity made him listen. He stepped quietly across the gravel and
peered through the dining-room window,
Hetherlngton was standing with
bis back towards him; his hands woro
outstretched, clasping those of n
young girl. Sa-aizo recognized her—
tlio girt he had seen silhouetted outside the door of the llttls house on
the hill the night the doctor lied given lilm tt Uft from Bordlelgh Junction.
Her faco was uprilsed to Hetherington's and in It he read a great aim
wonderful ove, and then Ik saw that
tears war*, falling down lu    face.
lio stepped .. -ck and rung the front
d.*or hell fieri*':, sir George Hetherlngton was a scoundrel and he had
mado un his mind to have nothing lo
do with him. He would demand nay
incut tor his services and go. Then
ho smiled '.o himself. Hetherlngton
put a very dan,erous weapon in his
ban*' which now Saluzo might use
against him. ' He hnd asked him to
search out his past from half-past five
on tho evenlnr of September 5—to
confine himself strictly to the past.
Well, he had done what he hed been
told to do.
Uut now he wouln work for his own
amusement and perhaps for Carmen's
benefit. Ho would take up the
thread where "Mr Peo-ge had wished
to break It. And he would trace his
movements ste, by step from Boid-
lelgh Junction at tho hour of half-past
five on September 6 to t'lo present
moment, lt was from that hour that
Hetherlngton had commenced to play
a double part—1< live a double life—
to deceive two women. It sh"»"ld
Saluzo's business to undeceive at
least one of them.
The butler opened the door and Saluzo walked into tl.e hall.
(T.   be Continued)
Animals Dying tn Captivity—Shipments to Eaatern Dealers
The enthusiasm concerning fox
catching and farming ln Yukon has
materially waned during the past few
weeks, owing to the fact tha the prlco
o' foxes has decreased nearly 50 per
cent, since last summer . no that hundreds of foxe: heir, in captivity have
died from some unknown cause. Many
of these foxes were black, and In some
cases, as high as $1,500 to $2,000 had
been paid for them. One dsaler who,
lt Is said, could have sold his stock
of foxes ln July for $65,000, sold two
weeks ago for less than $35,000, the
batter price being, to some extent,
due to the decline in prices, but also
to the fact tbat many of tbe animals
had died iu the *neantimo. Jne'young
back fox, for which $1,000 had been
paid, died live days after being placed
in the corral.
Owing to tho decline ln price, fully
150 young foxes, all of tho red variety,
held captive in-southern Yukon, hav
been turned uut to return ta their native haunts in the wilds. Previous
to sickness developing among foxes
In captivity here, upwards of 200
young ones had been shipped from
Whitehoree t-lone, to fox ranches ln
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and to dealers near Boston.
Mass. At present there are not over
50 held In   his locality.
A number aro experlm.nting with
mink farming, but great difficulty Is
experienced in keoping them wire corrals offering little resistance when
they seek their freedom.
Owners of blacit and silver gray foxes are not discouraged over the slump
in prices, but contend that tbey will
be more valuable than ever within a
few months.
An Appreciation of Lord Strathcona
Certainly the nineteenth century
chronciles of our own still young nation fail to furnish any character comparable to this Canadian founder. He
w-- more than a great captain of Industry nr a wholesale philanthropist;
more than a colonizer of vacant lands,
or a constructive statesman, or a voyageur and pioneer In his own person
though ho waa all of these. He exceeded the Bum total of these varied
capacities in that he possessed in addition, the trust and confidence of millions of people in most complete measure.—New York Sun.
Here Is » Rtmed-r That Will SI.. It
Do you realize the danger In s
neglected cough?
Then why don't you get rid of it?
Yes, you can shake it off,* even though
it lws stuck to you for a long time, if
you go about it right.
Keep out in the fresh air as much aa
you can, build up your strength with
plenty of wholesome food, and take
Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed, Licorice
and Chlorodyne.
This reliable household remedy haa
broken up thousands of hacking, persistent coughs, which were lust as
troublesome as yours, and what it haa
done forso many others it will do for you.
Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed, Licorice
and Chlorodyne contains absolutely no
harmful drugs, and so can be given
safely to children, aa well as adults.
Your physician or druggist can confirm
this statement, for we are* ready to send
them on request a complete list of all
Ihe ingredients.
Put up in 25c. and 50c. bottles by the
National Drag and Chemical Co. ol
Canada, Limited. 917
While sitting n an ollice chair a
man may feel 'u-it as young as he used
to be. but after running 1 block to
ratch a street car he changes his
He is one of those near-vegetarians.
What is a near-Vegetarian?
He never oats meat excep. when he
is invited out.
Pa, said Johnny, what Is - law giver?
Thero Isn't any such thing, Johnny, replied papa, who had been Invol -
ed In conslderble litigation In his
Rut thla book says that somebody
was a great law giver, persisted the
Then It's a mlst..ke, reolied the
father, cynically. Law is never given. It's etallei" In very small quantities at very high figures.
Dean Ramsay, In his "Scotch Reminiscences." relates the following: One
day tho bishop of Lichfield saw a number of miners seated on the ground,
and went up to monk to them. On
asking what they were doing. b< was
told that they had been "loylng." The
bishop, much dismayed, asked for an
explanation. Why, ye s?e, said one
of the men, one of us found a kettle
an' we have heen 'rying who can tell
the biggest lie to win it
His lordship, greatlv shocked, began to lecture them on the great offense of lying 1 havo always felt so
strongly on this matter, he concluded,
that I have never trTld a lio tn the
whole course of my life He . had
scarcely finished when one of his hearers exclaimed: Gle the governor the
kettle! Gle the governor the kettle!    .
Socialist orator—Tell mo why lt ls
vou havo to work from morning until
Auditor—tt Is the only time we get.
Wo sleep from night till morning.
From  Weakness to  Power by  Food
Curious Find In New Zealand
A remarkable discovery has recently been made ln Auckland. New Zealand, whero the railway department
ln making a site at Newmarket for
new engine sheds has had gangs of
men digging a.vay a portion of the hillside some 20 feet thick. The workmen have oncountcred **. 12 foot seam
of lignite whlcL represents a prime*
val forest which flourished several
thousand yeari ago The deposit ls
valueless from all but a sclfeatlfic
standpoint, sincr It Is of thc consistency, of cheeio or yellow soap, and
cannot be ahatteref by dynamite or
displaced by picks, the men having to
get rid of it very slowly by digging
Into it with -,.et spades, specimens
of kauri gum and complete logs of
well preserved kauri and other woods
have been found in the lignite, and it
is assumed by geologlstB that the
whole Ib the remnant of a very ancient
forest which was overwhelmed by
volcanic eruptions an upheavals end
which were freqi :nt In Now Zealand
thousands of years before the country
was Inhabited.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper
Yes. my son?
Do you believe the mee.; will Inherit tlie earth?
Why, yes, my son; the meek will
Inherit the earth.
Well, mother, when is pa going to
get it?
• '■
Turklan-Bath Substitute
The Doctor—What you need Is to
nerspire freely. I'd recommend a
Turkish bath.
The Plutocrnt—1 don'* need lt, doctor. I can throw myBclf into a perspiration at any moment.
By reading my Income-tax blank.
Physical Examination for Children
Upon the rocommcndaiion of a special commljslon an New York State,
tba legislature has enacted tbat. before a working certiflcaie is issued,
a thorough physical examination of
every child shall be made by a modi-
ca officer of the Department of Health
and taiat a duplicate record of the results of vjch physical examination
shall be transmi'tet* to thc Department of Labor. During six months,
this law, in New York city alone, prevented 324 physically unfit children
from going to work in factories.
it would be well also that the diminution of labor be amplified, as brain
work Is more exacting up... the physical stre* gth llan mussular work,
and under present conditions the environment during working ! iurs of the
average Bklllcd mechanic is infinitely
more sanitary than are most of our
omccs and Btorcs
First Turkish Oftlc.Ia. (presented
with a photograph of the new Turkish
navy In lieu of six months' deferred'
pay)—So we've got a dreadnought,
hnve we?
Second Turkish Official—I don't
know who getc the dread, but I know
we've got the nought.
Scientific Management
Waitress (to tho ether, a new com-
erl—Ynu must keen youi e>o on that
nrofessor. He never gives a tip, but
he always pays for his coffee twice
W. N. U. 98*.
By tho aid of electricity, it says
here. 5.000 photographs can be got
out per second.
Well, this ought to be fast enough
to satisfy the average stage beauty.
Be sure of' yourself, but never "ue
6ure of a worna*
Gelling tho right start fo. the day's
work often m**ans the difference between doing tilings in wholesome comfort, or dragging along half dead all
There's more In the uso of '.roper
food than manv nenplo over dream ot
—niore's the pity.
Threo yenrs tr:u 1 begat* working
In n general store," writes a ,nan, "and
between frequent deliver!-s and more
frequent customers. I was kept on my
foet from m'-rnlnr: rill night
"lndieestion had troubled me- for
some time, and' *n fact mv Blight'
breakfast was taken, moro from habit than appetite .' t fir Jt thla insufficient diet wis not noticed much, but
at work It nu.de mvweak and hungry
long  before noon.
"Yet a breakfast of rolls. Mod
foods and u.ffee meant headache,
nrnsea and kindre*.' discomforts.
F.lther way I was losing w Ightand
Btreng'.i., when une day a Mend suggested that I try a "Grape-Nuts
"So I began with eome ttewed fruit.
Grape-Nuts and croam..a.soft boiled
egg, toast, and a cup of Postum. By
noon I was hungry but with a healthy,
normal appetite. Tho weal., languid
fueling waa not there.
"My ead wa" .dearer, ne.vea steadier than for monthB Today my stomach Is strong, my appetite normal,
my bodily power splendid and head
always cletr."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor, Ont' ftead "Tbe Rca.
to Wellville.' in plcgs. "There'*' a
Ever .ead the abovj letter? A new
one appeara from tl.ne to time. They
are genuine, true, and 'ull if human
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re-
-jd for any cas  of Catarrh that cannot he cured hv Hnl"s Catarrh Cure
F. *. CIP3N13V ft CO.. Toledo. O.
We, the imderslimpd have known F. '.
(.neney for the lust 15 years nnd believe
him perfectly 'innnrab*' In   oil   business
t i*n n sit c Ions   nd llnnnr'nlly able lo carry
out nnv oliliKntlnn mnde by hla firm.
Toledo, O.
'tnll's Catarrh Cure la latren lntf.r.in!ly,
nctinp d'rectly upon the blond nnd muc-
rmr surfaces r' tbe system. Testimonials
Rent frco. Price 75 cental per bottle.
Sn*'   by   nil   Druggists.
Take  Hall's   F* mlly  P       for  constl-
Tlio principal grocer of a small
country town was chatting with several customers when a discussion
aroso as to the wonderful sense of
touch of tho blind.
Hero comes old blind Ilenrv Per-
Wns now, said th8 grocer. We'll test
He took a spoonful of sugar nnd
extended It to the old man.
Feel this, Henry, he said, and tell
us wha,t it is.
The blind man put his hand In the
scoop, passed Itt content! through his
fingers and said In a firm, confident
tone, "Sand!"
Internal parasites In tho shape of
worma In the stomarh and bowels of
children sap thot- vitality and retard
physical development. They keep tho
child In n constant stnte of unrest and.
if not attended to. endanger life. The
child can be spared much suffering
and the mother much anxiety by tbe
heat worm re*, edv that can be got.
Miller's Worm Powders, which arc
sure death to worm * In any sbapo.
Then this, asked the rojectcd suitor, Is absolutely final.
Quite, was the calm reply. Shall T
return yonr letters?
Yes. please, answered the young
man. There's some very good material In them I can use again!
Tiat Is LAXATIVL BROMO QUININE.   Look for the signature of B.
W. Grove.    Cures a cold in One Day.
Cures Grip in Two Days.     25c.
Magistrate—Pat Murphy, the constable says you were lighting. What
have you to say for yourself?
Well, your worship, Ol had a clean
white shirt on, and Ol was so molghty
proud av it that Ol got up n bit av a
row wld a man sr ao Ol ud take me
coat an' vest off and show It.
A Bttle girl flndlnr her grandfather
dozing, clamored on to his knee nnd
endeavored to awnken him by pulling
his eyelashes. Annoved at being disturbed from a peaceful nap. the old
man scolded the child for her roughness.
Wough, she exclaimed, pouting, 1
wasn't wough. I was only twying to
open your eyes by tbe Btwings.
A country gentleman recently had
his house fitted with electric bells and,
giving his Instructions to his servant,
ho said:
Now, I want you to understand me
clearly, Joseph, that when I ring once
I want you, and when I ring twice I
want Maggie, tho houreninld.
The bell rang., Joseph never moved.
Presently tt rang again, and Maggie
hurried to her master, wbo was very
Why didn't that rascal Joseph come
when I rang for him? demanded tbo
Wby, sir, a'awered Maggie, Joseph
was busy reading the paper when ho
heard the flrst ring, and ho said to me:
Now, Maggie, wait until master rings
again and 'hen It will be you ho wants.
*nJoy it* exhilarating frosts by
making your blood rich,
pure and active to prevent cold*, grippe,
and rheumatism.
Good blood prevents sickness
and Scott* Emult ion will energize
your blood and create reserve
strength to endure changing
Scott'* Emulsion it not aa
experiment but hasserved humanity
faithfully for forty years; it contains
the purest cod liver oil—free from
alcohol or stupefying drugs.
Scott'* Emulsion is nature's
greatest blood-maker and furnishes
the elements necessary for body
warmth, rich blood and healthy
Slun alcoholic substttutm and demand
tht genuine Scott's Emulsion
 AT ANY DRUatTOns 13-7S
Pedestrians Becoming too Common
A pleasnnt and easy w .y of seeing
the world and living without working
is that of pretending to b- on a walk*
Ing trip around the world fo. a mythical wager wit'.*, somo equally mythical club or personages, ba3 exhausted its posslbili.les In PrusBla. The
authorities have come to the conclusion that this type of traveler*has become so numerous as .0 constitute
a public nuisance and the minister ot
the Interior has Instructed the police
to prevent them from selling post-
cardr with their photographs, an.
nounclng lectures or otherwise molesting the public, and to discontinue
the practice of certifying upon their
passports or logbooks that they have
been passed through this or that town
upon their wanderti-gs. If a warning
docs not suffice to make them movo
on. they are to be arreshd and pun*
Ished for vngrancy.
Two men wero i talking about a
friend and his motor car.
Ho seems to he very well satisfied
with It. remarked one. Hasn't paid
a copper ln repairs all the nine months
he's had It. he tells me.
Yes, replied the ther: I heard the
same story from the fellow who's
dono all tho rep: To;
A man went into a Bhop the other
day and asked to see somo patent gas
Tho shopkeeper showed lilm some.
Plcklrtg one -p, the man asked what
thut would do.
Oh, said the shopkeeper, that will
save half the gas.
If you put no In two I shan't bave
any gas bill to pay.
Now, said the magician, smiling, I
nm not about to extract from this, bat
a rabbit. That.trick Is too easy.' I
will remove from' tills hat a choice
porterhouse steak, the sort you pay
28 cents a pound for. After which I
will show you how the trick Is "done,
so that each of you may easily—
But the magician got no further. In
its eagerness t*- learn the audience
fairly mobbed blm. ■ ,"■•*'••*
Why do you Insist 6n a long engagement? ';'' '     r*
Well, to tell you'the trutM, answered
the young mati; - don't like to get!
married until I get* rid of ifie Installments on the,engagement riug.
The appetite of the guest was. a keen
one, and he was doing full justice to
the excellent dinner provided by his
host. The little daughter of the house
watched him openmouthed for a while,
then, finally she smiled on blm brightly and said:   11
Oh. I do wish you wore here to dinner every day.
The guest beamed with satisfaction.
Do you. my dear? Why? he Inquired, j
Because, came the unexpected reply,
there won't te anything cold to eat
Valuable Furs Belong to Czarina
The finest furs. In the world are possessed by the Czarina ot Russia,
whose collection <-t RuBsIan sables has
been valued at $1,250,000. Her Majesty has sable cloaks which ia point of
quality and natural dark color could
not be matc.ed. One of the most
welcome presents \p which the Czar-
inn's friends look forward la to receive
f'om her a sable necklet or muff, for
they know that If U would be very difficult to match.
'Old Roxlelgh—Marry my daughter?
Why, you are supported by your father.
Suitor—Yes, sir; but my quVnor Is
Mothers wanting a safe and sure *
remedy ."or their little ones can depend upon Baby's Own Tablets. They
are absolutely guatahteed by a government analyst to contain neither
epiptea narcotics or other Injurious
drugs. Concerning them Mis. Q. L.
Bonbam, St. Oeorpe, Ont.' says:—"1
can recommend Btby's Ow Tablets,
as a safe and su** medicine for little
ones. I have raised four babies with
Iheir aid ond would not ">. without
them." Tho Tablets ire sold by
medicine dealt t or by mall at 26
cents a box from The Dr. William'*'
Medicine Co., Brockvllle, Ont
He S'umpecl Teacher
Children, said the teacher to her
pupils, you should be able tu do anything cquall* well with either hand.
With a Utile practice vou will find It
just as easy to do anything with one
hand ns It Is with the otber.
Is It? Inquired the urchin at tha
foot of the class. Let's scj you pnt
your left hand ln tbe right-band pocket of your trousers.
It Testifies »"r Itself.—Dr. Thomas'
Bcljctrlc Oil ."eds no teslliSdnlal it
Its powers other than itself, Whoever
tries it for oughs or colds, for cuta
01 contusions, for sprains or burns,
for pains tn the limbs or body, well
know that the medicine proves Itself
and needs no guarantee. This shows
why :hls Oil Is In   =*nel*al use,:. ■
Time ls money, so liey say, '
Yet, If thlB is so,     ,    !;, ,*;
How is it that "Time Is BhottP'
We would like to know?
Tbe peoplo who could refally toll iii
Bometblng abou*. thrift -ro probably
so busy practicing it they have ' no
time to write    says.
I ara glad to find you better, said
a physician to   a famous   comedian
upon paying blm a professional visit
one mornLig.     You followed my pre-
tired of supporting me, he says, and I scrlptlon nf course
tlminrl.a   I'.l   .rat.   tn.-a   aanaa.t.aaw   fnttaltv tn.la.il    1   .11.1   naa.
thought I'd get Into another family.
Mlnard'a Liniment Cures Colds. Ete.
Mistress—Now, Sarah. I want you
to be careful about breaking this vase
as It cost a great' deal of money, and
I would hate to have. It carelessly broken the first thing.
Sarah (thre.* days later)—There's
your vase, ma'am and I couldn't have
broke It more carefully if I'd tried for
a month.'
Indeed, I did not, doctor, replied the
sick man, or I should have broken my
Broken your n ck!   exclaimed   the ,
doctor ln amazement.
Yes, said the other, tor I turew your
prescription out of the window.
Abscnded Husband (ln Paris)—My '
wife asked n.e while I waa out to get
her some eau   de   cologne       Now,*
what the deuce Is "eau de cologne"
in French?
Do You Feel Chilly
, OR '
Feverish and Ache all Over
Feel worn ont—blue and tired T Don't let yoar cold develop
Into bronchitis, pneumonia or catarrh. The reliable altar-
stive and tonic which baa proven Itavaloa la tha put *» -rears Is
DR. PIERCE'S ||     1
'olden Medical Discovery
Rastaares activity to the liver and te tha elrodatlon-ttia blood la
puritWd, Use digestion and appttltai improved and the wholo taod-r
Zeal* ths iavigoiatlac ton* et thla extract ot aattvo Bodleinal
planU. Ia oc-aueqnaoea, the heart, brain and none* (eal tk*
nfnahancaaaaanenco. Pot over 40 Tears this reliable issssdy has
boon aokiln Uapald form byall medicine dealera. tt ean ao* aba
l>.obla»itiedtaUblrtfo*miln»L00*uidli0eboiea. II yoar trteUt*
\*lu Cowmen StrmMedlt*iAdviuT-*l*)ok*t    ,
1008 pa*es-**su*rt alt medteal quatloti*.
SertdSOciAont't~*ntetmtiTf*UsH.V.l*mt.M,IA        '   tm.
The Wretchedness
of Constipation
•Cm quickly be overcome by
Purely v-^etaUe
—act surely and
aendy oa U
er. On
"PlZZI- ^   _    —S********S_-_mm
***, and IndigMbon.   They do thei duly.
Small FIB. SasaU Dose. Small Price.
i must bear Signature
A ■tnlthtforwarJ ttmuatut
«(!« front u MUbllibtd
Arm. Wi at* Clvlac %nu
•VUcom to thoawadt ol
peipls all ot« tht
world] ■■ ft host
UivrtlMmmt How
ll yuur chance to
obtain ont. WfIM
■•w, tncloslm H
cants, for ono of our
fashionable Lodloi'
T-onf Qnrdi, or
Oonti' Alborti, sent
mnlaj* raid to m-ar
witli Hi* watch, which
wlll ba f ran Free
(thoso wslr-he* wt
ftieranteed nro ytan",
•hiolJ ynu take ed*
-rantai* o* ont inwtol-
bn offer. *• •me! »*iJf »«U vou friend*
•bout u onil Ibow thorn tht bttntllol wttah.
Don't think thlt offor tot food to bt lt», tmt send
tl Mltlt toder aftl nla t Free wtteh. Ton
will ht wautd- W1IXI-AHA * IXOYD, WI-ale, ale
Jewellers lUopt. 1« I, m, Cornwaltia Ilotd, lajadon.H.,
 HotpiUli %,*-*,
1 TIM.
    ...jbapiok nee
We Pdij Highest Values
Write for Price List S3
<ind ShippingTat;s
We also buy Hides and Senaca root
Waa. Wikslow's soothing Svaus has bent
- - s by MIU.10N8 of
II0THBRS  toi   taetr   t-HIbOKltN   WlUUt
leulotover SIXTH ITKAKSby MIU,IONS «
-TIKTH1N0   Witt.  PHHl'liCl   StICCIWS.    It
&'*..*. "io all PAIN | CUUKS WIND COLIC ana
tue best remeay Io. ulAKRIliJ''***. It is ab*
Solutelv harmless. Bt sure ana ask itor -Mrs,
Wlnslows Soothing Syrup,* ana take ao otl-et
Wad,   Twenty-five cents a Dottle.
is a
^The Guaranteed "ONE DYE for*
r       All Kindt of Cloth. i
1 Cteaa, Simple, No Chaonnf Mistake*., TRY '
■   IT I  Send for Free Color Card and Booklet.
■Tbe JohoaoD-IUcltardioa Co. Limited .Won troil
Yonr Life's ln Your Hand. Read
Your Own Future! Send Postal
Koto 25 cento an*.' stamped addressed
envelope to Crescentla, the well
known scientific palmist who will mall
you chart from -rlilch you can read
your own i'uturi. lt will fully describe your paBt nnd future ..fe nnd
lt can bo a constant guide In life.
CRESCENTIA, 8, Stobart Block,
The March of Progress
Mr. Cleaver, bow   do you   account
for tlie fact thnt I found a pleco of rubber In ono of thc sausages I bought
last week?
My dear mndnm, that only goes to
show that the automobile is replacing
tho horse everywhere!
A colebrated vocalist wns in a motor car accident one day. A paper, altar recording the accident, said:
We are happy to state that he was
•bl« to appear the following evening
ts three pieces.
Onions Cheaper
Mrs! Betty Green on her seventy-
eighth birthday anniversary told s reporter that she put moro faith ln on*
Ions than In doctors. An onion was
her recipe for colds, coughs, Insomnia,
nerves, and many.other maladies.
An onion, she added, Is s better
friend to your pocketbook than s doctor, too.
A Foe to Asthma. Give Asthma half
a chance and lt gains ground rapidly.
Bit give lt repeated treatments of
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy
and lt wtll fall back even faster. Tbere
I n< hnlf way meacure about thla remedy. It goes right to work and
drives nsthma out. Tt reaches the Inmost breathing passage*: and, leaves
no* place for tie trouble to lurk. Have
lt by you for ready use.
Father Is Improving
Daughter—Wby, papa, you are Improving.    You shot a rabbit.
Papa (city magnate, who bas bought
a country estate and ls trying to live
up to It)—Well, I didn't exactly shoot
lt, Gwen. I .lipped crossing a fence
and fell on lt.
Dear heart, she said and turned her
It made the butcher shiver.
Dear heart, said she, too dear for me,
Gimme a pound of liver
Let those who hwe suffered from
eczema tell you of Its tortures. No
others can fully realize what It means
ti endure the keen anguish caused
by the Itching and burning.
Dr. Chase's Ointment ls the best-
known ointment rranufactured, because lt has conquered eczema. It
quickly kills the Ur. of this terrible
skin disease, brings comfort to the
sufferer, and gradually heals up the
raw, flaming sores.
There are scores of otber uses for
Dr. Chase's Ointment wherever thero
Is Itching, chafing or Irritation of the
skin, but this Is the great test for a
healing, soothing ointment: Will lt
cure eczema? Because It does not
fall In long standing cases of eczema
you may depond on Dr. Chase's Ointment to soothe Itching skin and heal
sores, no matter what may be the
A song with the title, "There's a
Sigh ln the Heart," was sent by a
young man to his sweetheart, but the
paper fell luto tlie hands of the girl's
father, an tmsentiui-utal physician,
who exclaimed:
What wretched, unscientific rubbish
Ib this? Who ever heard of such a
He wrote on the outside:
Mistaken diagnosis; no sigh In tho
heart possible. Sighs relate almost
entirely to the lungs and diaphragm.
You say you occasionally smoke
one of your wlfe'a birthday cigars?
Yes, I dug 'em up tho other day, and
they nre a great help ln my present
What is that?
I am trying to quit smoking for
quickly stops coughs, cures colds, and heals
the throat and Unas.       :l       »      88 cent*
Power of Healing
No little icnsntlon has been caused
by tlie remarkable speech delivered it
the University College the other day
by Lord Sandwic'i, who said tliajt he
personally possesses the power of
healing by suggestion. Ho said there
wore few serious maladies he had not
treated with success, nnd claimed to
have relieved many people ln agonies
of pain. There is no lira , he said,
to his experience, for lie had attended
peoplo in palaeos, cottajes, and hospitals. He could not explain the power'ho possossed, but he was certain
others also possessed lt.
Your druggist will refund money If
PAZO OINTMENT falls to cure   sny
case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days.   60c.
People wonder why nature did not
£ut an ocean   'here Mexico and Cental America now are.
Dr. Morse's
Indian Root Pills
sre made according to a formula Is
use nearly s century ago among the
Indians, and learned from them by
Dr. Morse. Though repeated attempts have been made, by physicians snd chemists, it haa been found
Impossible to improve the formula or
the pills. Dr. Morse's Indian Root
Pills are a household remedy through,
out the world for Constipation and
all Kidney ar.d Liver troubles. They
set promptly snd effectively, and „
Clesnts th* System
T        * * 	
W N. U. 98*2
Two Scotchmen with n thirst counted up their joint possession and found
that they could just cover the price
of n drink of whiskey. Thoy went luto the nearest saloon nnd ordered one
drink. Sandy putting down th*i money for the same. Then arose a discussion as to ..ow It could be disposed
of to tlie best advantage It was no
Alphonso and Ji.ston discussion. Each
was disposed to stand on hla own
right while at tlie samo time admitting
the claim of the other.
At tlie critical moment a strange,
entered the saloon. With . wink of
his eye at his companion Sandy turned to tlio aiowcomer and snld: Will
yon ;.nve a dri •• with us.
Supposing tlie others had had a
drink before hie entrance, the stranger said heari.ly, "I will," and emptied
the glass.
There was an uncertain pause for
a moment and then tho third man said
"Come on. boys, and have one on me."
They had lt. As they went out
Sandy wiped his mouth and said: See,
mon, it worked.
Yes, was the reply, hut oh, what a
Magic "Nerviline" Ores
Toothache, Earache
Cures Colds, Coughs, Sore Throat,
Tight Chest and Hoarseness
lt'a when sickness comes st night,
when you are far from the druggist or
the doctor, that's when you need Nerviline most. Experienced mothers
are never without lt One ot the children-may have toothache. Without
Nerviline—a sleepless nlgbt for the
entire household. With Nervllln. the
pain la relieved quickly. It may *)0
earache, perhaps s stiff neck, or one
ot the kiddles coughing wltb s bad
chest cold. Nothing can give quicker
results than vigorous rubbln-.' with
this old-time family remedy.
Nerviline Is too useful, too valuable
to be without. For lumbago, lame
back, sciatica or neuralgia there is
no liniment wltb half of Nervlllne's
power to penetrate and ease the pain.
Aa a family safeguard, as something
to ward off sickness and to cure the
minor Ills that will occur In overy
family, to cure pain everywhere, you
can find nothing to compare with old-
time Nerviline, which for forty years
has been the mos': widely used family
remedy ln tho Dominion. The most
economical size ls the large COc. family size bottle, small trial aize 25c.
All dealers sell Nerviline.
The Fiend and Hla Finish
He saved up the coupons
That he got with cigarettes,
He kept them guarded safely
As If they were his pets;
He saved up hi*  coupons—
But his health kept growing worse.
The only thing they got for him
Was a ride in a brunnette hearse.
I am sorry to see you ln such a
state, old friend said the visitor at
the hospital, cheerily. What on earth
happened to you?
I fell off the roof—that's all! groaned tlie sufferer.
That's Interesting. I have an opportunity to prove nr. old theory here,
■vhey say that when a man falls from
a great height ho thinks of all bis sln3
before he hits the ground. Now, ls
that true?    Did you do that?
Well, I didn't hr.vo time to think
of quite all of them. Y'ou soe, I only
fell five stories.
Discovered at last a remedy that ls
sure, safe, and painless, Putnam's
Painless Corn Extractor, a prompt, effective, painless remover of corns and
bunions. Putianm's Painless Corn
Extractor neither causes pain nor discomfort. Its name, you see, tells a
story; keep It ln sight, here it Is:
Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.
Sold by druggists, price 25c.
First chorus lady—What do you
think, dear? George ls back from
Alaska, stony-broke and so altered
that you would hardly know him!
Second chorus lady—" am sure I
shan't, dear.
Many mothers have reason to bless
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator,
because It has relieved the little ones
of suffering and mado them healthy.
Mrs. Newrlch (who haa advertised
for a pianist)—So you are the music
teacher that answered my advertisement?
Pianist—Yes, mum.
Mrs. Newrlch—Well, sit down and
play a couple of duets so that I can
see what you 3an do.
Spell ferment and give Its definition
requested the Bciiuol teaclur.
Ferment, tc worlt, responded a diminutive maiden.
Now place lt ln a sentence so that
I may be sure you understand its
meaning, Bald the teach r.
In summer I would rather play out
of doors than ferment In the school
house, returned the small pupil with
sneh doleful frankness and unconscious humor that tho teacher found
lt hard to suppress a smile.
The egg trust at least Is a specter
that none can lay.
A man took his small son to the
park. They fed bread to the swans
and then stood for a long time in
front of a cage of serpents. The boy
looked at tbem with fascinated eyes.
At last he exclaimed:
I like these tails all right, but where
are tbe animals.
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They say that a man who has cold
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Yes, cither that or a well-fllled
The worst thing about riches Is
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Outline of Address by A. F. Mantle,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Mixed farming ls an sll Important
topic not only to the fanners of Canada, but to the city dweller aa well,
at the present time. Noted agricultural authorities srs endeavoring to
Induce fanners to turn more toward
mixed farming, Instead of depending
entirely on the production of grain.
A. F. Mantle, the deputy minister ot
Agriculture for Saskatchewan recently addressed the Reglna Board of
Trade on the BUblect of mixed farming. The business man of Reglns
I have already taken some steps with
| a view to Induce farmers to go tn more
for stock raising, and a movement recently launched will probably have
beneficial results.
The address read by Mr. Mantis before the Reglna Board of Trade, which
Is composed of about 900* of Regina's
business men, was as follows:
What Is Mixed Farming?
Often discussed. Everyone knows
what tt is. No one has exactly do
lined It.
The mixed farm Is the farm that ls
self-sufficient to as great an extent
as la practicable In these days and In
[this country. A half section farm In
Saskatchewan operated as a mixed
form should produce for uso on the
farm sufficient grain, forage crops,
root crops, vegetables, fruits, wood,
dairy products, meat and poultry for
home requirements and should market
from time to time grain, horses, cattle,
slieop, pigB, poultry, cream, eggs and
In practice we accept less.
What Progress has been Made?
Statistics are not altogether satisfactory. Do not cover all of the ground,
do not touch production of vegetables,
fruits, wood, dairy products, eggs,
etc. In so far -as they govern live
stock tbey are as follows:
Total live stock In Saskatchewan
Increased from 401,346 head ln 1901
by 113 per cent, ln 1906; 351 per
cent. In 1011, by 401 per cent. In 1913,
so that there are now rather more
than two million head of live stock
(other than poultry) ln Saskatche-,
wan, or rather less than 5 animals.
per head of rural population. Largest'
increase in swine and horses, smallest ln sheep and cattle other than
nillch cows. Nearly 6 per head tn
1901, 6 in 1911. While rural population has Increased BOO per cont (12
years, 1901-13) llvo stock has Increased 400 per cent.
In the same tlmo grain acreage has
Increased from 621,000 acres in 1901,
by 259 per cent, ln 1906, by 1284 per
cent In 1911. bv 1467 per cent. In
1913. to 9.073.125 acres.
Mixed farming In Saskatchewan,
therefore, cannot he said to have quite
held Its own compared with the Increase In rural population and must
he admitted to have extended very
much less rapidly than grain growing.
How does this condition compare
with that obtaining In what may bo
regarded as the premier agricultural
province of Canada, and one In which
mixed farming pre\alls, namely, Ontario? Let us see.
. Total live stock ln Ontario Increased from 6.382,000 in 1901 hy 6 per
cent, in 1906. but decreased 4 per
cent ln 1911 and 6 per cent. In 1913 so
that to-day there are rather less than
six million head of live stock (other
thnn poultry) In Ontario, or five and
a half animals per head of rural population. Steady antl considerable Increase In number of horses ln the 12
years, a slight Increase In the number
of milcl cows, other cattle, and hogs,
but n steady and very considerable
decrease In sheep until today there
are only 57 sheep In Ontario where
there were 100 twelve years ago. Rural population ln Ontario has decreased faster than numbers of live stock,
so that thero wero only 5 animals per
head of rural population ln 1901. Analysed a little moro closely, the comparison Is hardly so favorable to Saskatchewan. Horses, only 25 per
cent more ln Ontario than In Saskatchewan. Milch cows, more than
throe times as many iu Ontario as in
Other cattle. Just three more ln
Ontario than In Saskatchewan.
fjheep—About 300 per cent, fewer ln
Ontario than In Saskatchewan.
Rural population about 100 per cent
greater ln Ontario than In Saskatchewan.
Why do we want lt? There aro many
reasons, five mav be named.
1. Mixed farming distributes tho
work of the farm and consequently
to some extent the work of the cities throughout tbo year. This condition Is desirable alike from the stand*
point of the farmer, his wife, farm
labor and furm live stock.
2. Mixed tunning distributes the
Income of the farm over the year Instead of concentrating lt In a few
cheques In tho fall or early winter.
This condition reduces Interest
charges, promotes profit nnd lends to
curtail cxtravaganoo. Whon a person's Income reaches them only once
or twice a yenr in large cheques there
Is a tendency on the onc hand to over
spend on the strength of a large prospective revenuo and on the other hand
when money comes ln any largo
amounts thero ls a tendency to blow
It in.
3. Mixed farming will reduce the
cost of living by Increasing the number and amount of tlie products of
our farms and decreasing tbe quantity of produce which lt Is necessary
to import and consequently to pay
freight charges on.
4. Mixed farming will preserve
soil fertility by promoting n system
of crop rotations and fertilizing tbat
will restore to the soil what has been
removed from It.
B. Mixed farming will IncreaBO tho
earning power of our population.
Grain yields are higher through a term
of years on a mixed farm than on an
exclusive grain farm, while on tlio
mixed farm in addition to tlie grain,
Income ls produced from n variety of
other products.
(To be Continued)
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From each shipment of wheat
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The flour ia baked into bread.   If '
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The average man never appreciates
prosperity until after the parade has
passed by.
Freak Societies
Germany ls si ltl to hold the record
for societies with extraordinary ob-
Jests. One of these ls entitled "Society for Promoting Good Manners
Amongst the Poor," whilst another
unites ln the bonds of fellowship all
Germans wearln; a pointed beard. A
curious association is that of en-lunatics, detention for six months In an
asylum being the qualification for
membership. Another society Is that
for promoting tho moro general adoption ot the iiamo Wtlhclm, presumably In complement to the Emperor.
As Illustrating the craze for associations In Germany, lt may be mentioned
that In the littlo town of Wlldau; with
only 2,000 inhab'*ants, thero are
twenty-two societies.
Bichloride ui   mu.eury seems to bo
as handy In this country ns arms and
ammunition   nrp   In   Mn.-lrn
An Early Hunger Strike
We dislike to rob the suffragists ot
any laurels, but two hundred and fifty
years ago, according to Evelyn's diary,
a poor Quaker got out of prison ln
England by going without food for
twenty days.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria
A la Carte
Bohemian—Do you knov.* any French.
Cosmopolite — About four dollars
and sixty cents worth.
Man's Wants
Man wants hut little hero below
To bring him peace and happiness
That ls, as long as he can know
That his neighbor has n llttlo less.
The follow who Is unable to tell a.
hard luck story well had better go *i
work ...ii* i^laJISDiit; vririrrriiAWK. n.*
P     shed everj* Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by ,
Edward W. Bickle, Edit*:::.
Subscription I $1.30, payable in advance.   Advertising Rales furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible ior views
expressed by correspondents, No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
We observe that the new Chief of Police appointed by
the Police Commissioners has assumed his duties. No doubt
the Council have furnished him with a copy of the city bylaws, which he will be required to enforce ; which prompts
us to remark that there are many citizens who would be glad
of a copy of those same by-laws, since they are supposed to
observe them.
The plans for the erection of a $20,000 opera house on
Dunsmuir Avenue are well advanced and building operations
may shortly be looked for. This is a step in the right
direction and the building will supply a long-felt want. In
view of the men who are financing the project, our citizens
may take heart as to the future in store for the town. The
men behind the scheme are in close touch with the things
that count in-so-far as Cumberland's development is concerned, and the confidence with which they are launching
out in an investment of this nature is one of the most cheering and significant episodes since the Dunsmuir interests
were taken over by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
We observe that loafers are continuing to block the
sidewalks—particularly at Leiser's corner and opposite the
pool rooms on Dunsmuir Avenue. Cattle also are roaming
the street in accordance with their own sweet will. Both
the cattle and the loafers are no doubt amenable to one or
other of the city ordinances; if not, we would suggest that
a by-law, covering both these nuisances, be introduced.
We would respectfully suggest to any of our citizens
finding it necessary to visit Dunsmuir Avenue after dark,
that they hang a cow bell around their neck, as in case they
get lost it would greatly facilitate their being found again.
For the main street of a considerable town Dunsmuir
Avenue, after dark, presents one of the most dismal
prospects we have ever encountered. In view of the meter
rates one can hardly blame the merchants for turning out
the lights in their stores, but surely the Council can give us
something better than the rediculous and obsolete little
rushlights seen here and there and confused by many with
the stars in the firmament. A visit to Chinatown should
make the Council blush for their street lighting system.
Trade Unionism.
(From the Saturday Sunset.)
What is happening in labor circles in British Columbia?
Are the Socialists gaining supreme control over the responsible union element ? These are two questions which, in
the light of recent developments, grow more insistent as
time goes on. The answer is not pleasant to contemplate.
One cannot help but believe that the lawless and discontented branch of the labor men is insidiously obtaining the
upper hand, the proof being in the recent motion to the
effect that no union man might belong to the militia.
Union men throughout British Columbia are voting on
the measure and it is expected that they will vote favorably
upon it. Throughout the mining districts there is a strong
anti-military feeling which will doubtless bring about the
desired effect. The local Trades and Labor Council has
voted in favor of restraining the men from joining the
militia, thus adding greatly to the prospects for a general
Socialist victory.
There are two distinct parties among the union men.
There is the law-abiding and silent party of men who do
their day's work faithfully, pay their union dues and try to
live up to their pledges to their fellowmen, even unto their
employers.    This party is greatly in the majority.    There
is, however, a noisy, discontented and broiling element, ever
seeking to make trouble and invariably keeping their own
precious skins out of harm's way. They are the parasites
on union labor; the men who fatten themselves on the toil
of others. They go forth to preach the propaganda of
Socialism, but scorn an honest day's work. They are blustering talkers who seem to convince their hearers. They
are a detriment to the cause of unionism and a danger to lhe
community at large.
the latter element, through an ability to mouth loud-
iounding words and because they have infinite time to stiend
otherwise than at work, have succeeded in gaining the control. The thinking union men have something to do than
talk. He does his day's work and goes home to his family.
He is not interested in the petty squabbles which seem to
make up the entire life of the Socialist. The situation is
easy of understanding, for the loud talker was ever able to
force himself to the front. When the situation finally
becomes generally understood it will be strange if the
thinking union men do not cast out their "Socialist brethren
as a result of the anti-military movement.
The claim of the Socialists is that the militia is used
only to quell strikes, hence it should be abolished. They
pay no attention to the fact that the militia is never called
out except at a time of emergency, when the actions of the
strikers have gone beyond the possibility of police control
During the recent imbroglio on Vancouver Island the militia
were needed to protect women and children who had been
driven from their homes by the strikers. Had it not been
for the militia what might have happened ? Another thing
which is not mentioned by the Socialists is the fact that the
more union men there are among the militia the better
treatment would be accorded to strikers, with whom they
must sympathize if the cause be just. If instead of militiamen, many of whom are members of unions, the government
were to call-out hired troops, regulars who make war their
business, could the strikers expect mercy after the first stone
was thrown? The answer is obviously in favor of having
union men among the militia.
The Oriental is the chief aversion of the laboring man,
and rightly so. The invasion of the Oriental into British
Columbia is one of the chief sources of conversation and
debate at union meetings, yet it seems to be forgotten that
the militia is the only semblance of protection white men
can expect from a real Oriental invasion. The militia stands
for organization and protection. It forms the nucleus of an
army which in time of need would be invaluable. Nor is an
Oriental invasion beyond the realms of possibility. It has
been said that their are thousands of armed Japanese in
British Columbia alone prepared to spring up as an armed
unit at twenty-four hours' notice. What position would the
province be in without even a militia organization ?
In putting through an anti-militia rule the Socialists are
attempting something against their own tenets of faith
They are restraining union members from carrying out their
own will. No man is forced to join the militia, but every
laboring man is forced to join a union. It is an eminently
unfair arrangement from every point of view.
The result is difficult to forecast. Were the government
to take the matter seriously, a charge of treason might
almost be carried through to successful conviction. The
Socialist element is working against the crown and against
the law of self-preservation. They are attempting to destroy
the community spirits to further their own base ends. The
more probable results, however, will be the banishment of
of these same Socialists from the counsels of the unions. It
is practically assured that many of the unions will withdraw
from the British Columbia Federation of Labor as a result of
the insane move to disrupt the organized forces of the
country. One union has already withdrawn, and the charter
of the International Typographical Union contains a clause
definitely setting out the point that a member may also be a
member of the militia. As this is by far the strongest union
in existence, its withdrawal would be a severe blow to the
It has been suggested that in retaliation the government
refuse to employ union men on government work. The
government is not in a position to do this, yet it would be
quite possible for the Dominion Government to enact legislation restraining the Socialists by even more severe means.
It would be popular with the law-abiding elements, union or
non-onion. It might even take the stringent form of compulsory military service, if necessary, thus making evasion
of the act a criminal offence. This would not be so popular,
but it would have the effect of deciding the argument for all
time. Such a move would be unpleasant in the extreme,
but infinitely better than having the system of government
in Canada made rediculous by a few prating Socialists.
Annual Financial Statement.
The financial statement of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Union
and Comox District Hospital for the vears reads af follows:—
Balance on hand, 1st of Paid by cheques I _.$425.75
January, 1913. ._•*  $240.89 Balance as per Bank Book
Auxiliary Dues      21.90     January, 191'4. ,.155.49
Hospital Dance . _      95.25
Hospital Saturday     223.20
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Synopsis ol Coal Mining RtgalatloM
("IM L miiiirjK unlit-uf thu Doinini.il>
in Hmiituba, Smkatcliuvrun and Alberta,
tho Yukon Territory, tho N»rih-reet Torri
tnries and in a portion uf the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
ut t»'only-line years at an annuel rental i.f
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Application fnr a lease must be made by
tho applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
lu surveyed territory the land must bo
described by sections, or loyal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsutveyed territory
the tract applied for shall bo staked out by
thi'app'ic.iut himself.
Ktch application must be accompanied
byafee of |ft 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
rale of live cents per ton.
The person operating tbe mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting 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 mining
rights only, but the 1* ssee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10 OOanacre.
Fur full information application should
be mado to the Secretary of the Department of the Inteiior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub Agent nfDominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. II- Unauthorized publication of this
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tut**, Ferioni eroulni
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Nick's Disguises
Small Boy—Mamma, la lt reall**
true that the devil has horns and a
club foot?
Mother— Ah, my dear, sometimes
the devil appears In the shape of a
very handcome and charming young
Boy—     (pityingly)—Oh,
You're thinking of Cupid.
Tho Twelfth Mass
Tlie accompllshec'. and obliging
pianist had finished Beveral selections
In the hotel parlor and tlie guests
■were discussing other numbers. One
turned to an elderly lady, and said,
"Now, for instance, there is Mozart's
Twelfth Mass. Yon. remember that
Mrs. Hisconsin? Remember 111 I
Bhould say so. Why, my husband
served through the war ln that very
Just because she ls a woman, tliere
■ re times when every woman needs
«.elp and strength Iu the form of a
flood-building tonic.
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great sufferer from those troubles
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an almost constant misery. Pains * 1
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uso my health and strength returned
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renewed health. I may add that my
mother suffered from rheumatism, so
badly thnt she had to use a crutch
and' Dr. William's Pink Pills completely restored hor to her tiBiial good
Always get tlu genuine pills with
the full name "Dr. William's "Pink
Pills for Pule People." on the wrapper
around each ho;.. If your dealer
docs not keep them, tlie pills will bo
sent post paid at 50 cenls n box or six
boxes for »2.50, by writing Tlie Dr.
William's Medicine Co., Brockvllle,
Easy to Find
And did yon ever seek tlie man, we
asked the Office.
Onee or twice, replied the Olllco.
But I found him waiting outsido my
A young lady was studying to be a
nurse, and she said one day to a popular surgeon:
What did vou operate on Mr. Socis
for?  i
For ?S,0"0, tlio surgeon answered.
The young nurse smiled.
No, she said; I mean what did he
Three thousand dollars, was tlie surgeon's reply. 	
Time conquers all, and we must time
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Staying With Thorn
Some of your constituents are disagreeing with you, said the trusted
Well, keep tab on them, replied Senator Sorghum; when enough disagree
with me to constitute a reliable majority, I am going to turn around and
agree with them.
The boy at tho head of the class will
state what were the dark ages of the
Boy hesitates.
Next, Master Jones, can you tell me
what the dark ages were?
I guess they wero the ages before
spectators were in* er.ted.
Wirt do we know of the value of
meat as a food? asked the professor.
Ils value is high, measured by price
standards, replied the bright pupil.
Sho camo intc the telegraph office
and rapped on tho counter. The
clerk remembered that Bhe had been
tliere about ten minutes before ns he
came forward to meet her. He wondered what she wanted this time.
Oh, she suid. let me havo that telegram I wrote just now. I forgot
some thing very Important. I wanted
to underscore 'perfectly lovely,' ln acknowledging the receipt of that
bracelet.    Will it cost anything extra.'
No, ma'am, said the accommodating clerk, us lie handed her the message
The young woman drew two heavy
lines beneath tlie words and said: It
is awfully good of you to let me do
that. It will picas? Arthur ever so
Don't mention It, said the clerk. If
you would like It I will put a few
drops of violet extract on the telegram
at tlio samo rates.
Oh, thank you, sir! Y'ou don't know-
how much 1 would appreciate it. I am
going to send all my telegrams
through this office. Y'ou aro so obliging.
And the smile she gave him would
havo done any one good, with tlie possible exception of Arthur.
Pills of Attestcu Value.—Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are the result of careful study of tlie properties of certain
roots and herbs, and the action of
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the digestive apparatus. The success tlio compounders have met with
attests tlie value of their worlt. These
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was recognized from the flrst and
they grow mo e popular dally.
With Webster's Under Him
When a short man wants to stand
on ills dignity, he had better do it sitting down.
The young daughter of tlio household was mado to sit down and electrify tlie assembled guests with her
piano playing.
Now, tell me, Herr— said the fussy
mother to the great artist when her
daughter had finished, what do you
think of my daughter's execution.
Madame, lie replied deliberately, I
think It would be u capital idea.
Sir—In the November Scribner's
Theodore Roosevelt writes:
I was Informed by entirely trustworthy people that In swimming cat-
tlo across a river savage hippos had
been kuown to assail and kill them.
Why do the hippos swim their cattle
across' a ilveri* And why do they destroy their own property?
First I-ady—Too bad! Mrs. S. always has such ajomlnablo weather
for her afternoon teas.
Sacond Lady—Yes; sho never pours
but it rains.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures   Garget   In
A young mother, who had just returned from India, engaged a new
nurse for her baby. Tho nurso came
to her and said;
I don't know what's tlie matter, madam, but the little one cries and cries.
I can do nothing to quieten it.
The mother thought a moment; thon
brightening up, she said:
I remember now. Baby's last
nurse was a black one. Y'ou wlll
find tho stovo polish on tho third shelf
In the kitchen.
Mr. Bunshy—If that young man's
coming here to see you every day ln
tho week you had bettor give him a
hint to como after supper.
Miss Bunshy—I don't think It's necessary, pa. That's what be comes
The Melting Po*.
Westerner (on U*!.rd steamer bound
for America)—It's going to be pretty
line to get back again. Didn't you
get awfully homesick in Europe
among so ma..y strange faces and
languages -.
Easterner—Nope, not at all; felt
right at home.
Westerner—Why, how could you?
Easterner—Dead easy. You see, I
live tn New York. .
Experienced mothers say
Zam-Buk it belt fer children'! injuries nnd ikia
troubles, because:    v
It is herbal—no poisonous
mineral coloring.
It is antiseptic—prevents
cuts and burns taking the
wrong way.
It is soothing—ends pain
It heals every time.
Just as good for grownups.
Sold at all store* and
Cocoanut Growing In Queensland
Latest reports from North Queensland state thnt the cultivation ot cc-
coanuts is Increasing fast, especially
lr. the vicinity of Capo Y'ork, Moss-
man, and betv een Mourllyan and Card-
well. Good markets for the whob
husked nuts aro being obtained at present, but !ven if made Into copra the
present price would make this a remunerative industry. It Is understood
that $130 a ton is being offered in the
markets for Queensland grown copra.
Whether the corn be of old or new
growth. It must yield to Holloway's
Corn Cure, the simplest and best cure
offered to*tho public.
A Beer Lottery
William Banks, landlord of the Cra-
ver Arms public house, Preston, England, was fined $12 and costs on i*
curious lottery cha.ge. The police
found several pint pots of beer on the
counter. Some had threepenny
pieces in the liquor.
the finally  remedy  for  Coughs  end  Cold*
tmal! done.   Small bottle.    Beit since 1870.
When the Son Set
Tliere waB a little boy   who   commenced to keep a diary.    Got up this
morning    at ? o'clock, was his first
Such an expression, said his horrified mother. Does the sun get up?
No, it rises.
Just beforo Tommy retired he wrote
in his diary: "Set at 9 o'clock."
The well-bred man dresses quietly,
says a writer on the fashion page. It
may be added that frequently, when
ho arrives home late at night lie undresses quietly. Also, the well-bread
man eats quietly.
A Pleased Customer
Has  the lady  whose portrait you
painted paid you yet?
No; she is suing me for defamation.
Dames, to this advice give hoed;
In controlling men
It at first you don't succeed,
Cry, cry again.
It does not take much of a hunt to
find fault.
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Scmo     Interesting      Partleulara    ot
Wealthy Little Colony of Great.
Somo interesting particulars as to
the development of British Guiana are
given ln the annua', report ol the Institute of mines and forests. Prospecting for gold, both alluvial and
dredging, continues to be profitable,
some astonishing results being obtained under the former head.
The outstanding feature for thla
year, says the report, ls the marvellous richness of claims located near
Pigeon Island on the left bank of the
Cuyttnl river, between the Iroma and
Copaug creeks, the return of gold surpassing anything hitherto worked In
this country. From one creek In
which 70 to 80 toms were ln operation
It Is said a day's work yielded per
ton as high as 60 oz., and on rewaBh-
ing back sands 30 to 35 oz. per day;
worked for a third time, 12 to 15 oz.
a day were won, and the fourth time
tho diggers were rewa>rued with a return of 4 to 5 oz. for a daj 's work.
Theso fabulous results did not, lt
ls to be recorded, accrue to the owners of the land so worked. The exceptional known richness (It was Impossible to conceal lt) roused the envy
of others not so fortunate, resulting
ln a combination of the wild and reckless type of diggers, wbo thereupon
turned out the '.awful holder of the
claim and set up their own Instruments, working day and night with
results as stated above.
Following on these rich finds at Pigeon Island, gold, lt Ib reported, has
been found over an extensive area it
the head of the Cnburl creek on the
right bank of the Mazaruni river, a
short boat trip of six days from Bar-
tlca, from which place a road was
opened some ye.'.s ago. Thero is also, lt ls stated, a rich find in the Upper Mazaruni; no work being dono. no
opinion can he expressed as to its value, but If the reports of the lucky
finder can be given credence, a substantial addition to the gold output-
will result fron this dtscovery.
The dredging method of winning
gold continues to meet with success,
Guiana Gold company having beaten
all Its past record;, the total output
behig 7,107 oz. 18 dwt. 8 gr. Another
company's output is 1,669 oz., 8 dwt.,
3 gr. Tlie results of their operations
seem to he so favorable that they have
acquired another large a: a suitable
for working by this method, and a
dredge wlll soon bo in -operation.
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NOTHINO adds greater beauty to a house
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Saskatchewan Lady Adda   Her  Testimony to What Has   Already   Been
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Caesarville.   Sask.    (SpecIU).—The
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Everywhere you wlll find wor-on
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brought them back to health. Among
tho r any Is Mrs. Edgar Cowen, an
estimable lad) of this place.
"I iave found Dodd's Kidney Pills
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"If anything I can say will help any
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Danger in Itself, holds great training power. For it is ln times of sore
distress and open danger that the
souls of men are put to the test. Few
men are born cowards. Mostly thoy
mako themselves or are made cowards. In the face of danger either
tho hero loomr or tlie coward cows.
Learn to face danger—calmly.
There are few great Boldlers hut
that will admit the first impulse in
going Into battle ls to Immediately
turn and run. Dut once they get tnto
action, mere danger looks trivial and
only tlie chance to prove courageous
and of metal counts with them. Personal safety, to such, soon becomes
the minimum thing.
Learn to face danger—calmly.
We nre daily beset with danger.
Danger ls one of the mystery gods.
But to him who dally schools himself
to expect danger, at any hour, when
danger come, lt ls to such a one but
a new situation to meet and faco and
conquer—fortified as he Is, against all
thought of cowardice.     S-*. daily—
Learn to face danger—calmly.
Can always make eur* of getting tne highest prices for WHEAT, OAT*,
BARLEY and FLAX, Ly shipping their oar lo I to FOR", WILLIAM ANO
PORT ARTHUR and having them sold or, commission by
Father'a    'ay
The new vicar was making pastoral
calls In his parish and stopped to
converse with a small boy at the garden gate.
And where does your father go on
Sundays, my little mau?
Well, on fine Sundays be goes golfing and on wet Sundays he turns us
all out of the house to go to church s,
that he can have a bit of peace.
I expect that beforo long the congregation will be In a place where It
wlll not require bo much effort to keep
warm, announced a ciorgymau from
the pulpit of a church at Woodbury,
Vt, on a cold Sunt*ay morning when
the temperature was near zero, whereat there was a titter through the congregation. What the good man
meant wo that he trusted the new
church, now building, would soon be
ready for occupancy by tho congregation.
The Nova Scotia "Lumber King"
the BEST liniment In use.
I got my foot badly Jammed lately.
I bathed it well with MINARD'S LINIMENT and It w*as as well ar ever next
Yours very truly,
t. o. Mcmullen
Cub—I Btippose the three "R's" aro
still the essential foundation tor a
good newspaper?
Editor—Not on your life! It's the
three "S's" nowadays.
Cub—Three "S's"?
Editor—Yep. We have got a snappy editor writer, a snoopy reporter
and a snippy society editress.
Did your husband have any luck
on hlo hunting trip?
Splendid! Didn't you hear?
No, what was ttt
He got back alive.
Thoy Always Catch 'Em
Eugenia—So that Early girl has
caught Tom Byrd at last.
Eugene—Yes. Just another case of
the Early-Byrd comulnutio
Butcher—You have got six or eight
new boarderB ain't you, mum?
Mrs. Slimdlet— Yes. They came
yesterday.     How did you know?
Butcher—I noticed you was buying
half a pound more of everyth.ng.
A teacher In one of the public
schools asked her pupils to write a
sentence which would Introduce the
word "anonymous," explaining to
them tho word meant "without a
name." When the papers were handed In this startling sentence met her
eye: "On .ny way to school this
morning I saw an anonymous cow.
It ls wonderful how easy a person
can go to sleep In ♦■■a morning after
it ls time to get up.
Rlfhly cooceamted ; oat Utj
-, flufflces ■ smtU fsmlly.
rarest and bast
/•-«»    ligndlnta.
* .
Not 80 Many After All
There are about 200 brands ot religion.     But that Isn't so many when
you remember that* there are about
78,902,354 brands ot cuesedness.
Do you believe ln corporal punishment? asked the teacher.
No, replied the parent. It's liable
to malte a boy so anxious to square
accounts some day that ho'll neglect
his studies ln order to spend time lu
tho gymnasium.
Visitor (at the national gallery)—
Why, them's the very same pictures I
saw here the day before yesterday.
Attendant  (dryly)—Quite likely.
Visitor—Then the landlord where I
am staying is wrong. He told me
that pictures was changed dolly in all
tho leading picture houses.
Cannot this quarrel be patched up
between Mra. Wombat and Mrs. Wallaby?
No, thla quarrel cannot be patched
Mrs. Wombat offered Mrs, Wallaby's
cook |2 more per week.
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Catarrh spreads very fast.
From nose to throat lt goes ln a
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IA Ring .and
j     A Ijetter
? The Latta Was More Vslu-
able Thu the Fonnet
. Going to my room at my hotel one
morning after breakfast, I wu surprised to see a young lady coming out
I glanced at ths number on the door,
wondering If I were not sbout to make
S mistake. No; there were the flgures
H, and No. 24 was my roof
"Where ars yon going, t      -ihe ask-
sj haughtily.
"Into my room.""
"Tour room?"
."Yes, my room."
"I beg your pardon, this Is my room."
"I beg to differ with you."
' The young lady wss becoming angry.
■er  cheeks   flushed,   and   her  eyes
Sashed.   At that period of my life I,
pretty girl showing fight wu sn s
Sractive object to me,  Now, aa elderly
"neass do (Its me ths letter." aha
said In a pleading tne. "Ten may
keep the ring."
This wu adding Insult to Injury, bat
It did net Irritate me lo ths slightest
If thus Insulted by s man I would
hare turned on my heel snd left bim.
But I wu becoming every moment
charmed wltb thla wayward creature.
"Yon ara Inclined to bs complimentary." 1 replied.
There wu something connected with
the letter, that deprived Miss Chalmers
of say reasonableness she may hava
possessed lo her calmer moments. Shs
plunged deeper lato the quicksand.
"Do tell me If you havs posted my
"1 assure yoa that I hare not done
anything of the kind."
This seemed to give her some relief. "I'll do this for you." I uld.
"I'll go to my room snd If I find anything there belonging to yoa I'll bring
tt to yon." .
"Wlll you? Oh, how kind!. I knew
yon for a gentleman the moment I laid
ayes on yon."
"Indeed!" I replied with difficulty,
restraining a smile.
la order to preserve the letter If not
the spirit of truth, I went to my room,
tbea to the hotel office snd asked ths
clerk to give me ths ling. He did so.
and 1 returned with It to ths young
lady, who was impatiently waiting for
I said, handing
"whkbs ins TOO 001X0 SIB?"
woman under the same circumstance*-
ts Just tie reverse.   I was amused ai
this young lady's heat, especially since
I knew she -fat' wrong;
"What Is tbe number of your room?"
I asked her.
"No. 24."'
"Are you sure?"
."Yes. of course I'm sure. Don't yon
suppose I know the number of my
room?"   - •
What sbould I dot I couldn't verj
well go Into the room wltb the lady to
Investigate matters. Noticing a speak
Ing tube for the use of tbe employees
sf the hotel, I said to tbe girl:
"Suppose you ask tbe clerk to give
yon the number of your room."
"I'll do no sucb thing. Do yon sup
iposs I'm .going ta 1st blm think I've
lost my senses)"
"Perhaps I ara tbs on* that ls mistaken.   Hi ask him myself."
I stepped to.tbe tube, whistled, snd.
receiving ntteatlilB, said;:
"Giver ipe the number* of my room,
The young lady wu not so far from
'tbe tubs tint that abs could hear ths
reply:     I
"No. 24j Mr. Bldrldge."
Ths yoing girl's look of astonishment was very amusing.   She came
for tbs tube like a whirlwind, scarcely
giving me) time to get out of ber wsy.
"What's1 ths number of Uu ("hal
mere' roomr she asked.
"What same!"
"Chalmers-Marian Chalmers."
"Ons moment, please." *
The girl waited Impatiently while
the clerk was evidently consulting the
records. Presently the reply came:
"Miss Chalmers' room Is 34."
I havs never seen s madder gin
Without s word to me she strode to a
staircase and disappeared (west tfln
my room. There wss nothing of mint
la It except s Shit case, and that wa.
where It wonld not be a'otlred. On tb*
porcelain wssbstaud was a ring and br
side lt a letter addressed In a femlntji*
hand to Charles P. Atwood. 0. 8fA
It waa sealed and stamped, ready fo
ths post 1 was not willing to trm*
my reputation In the bands ot so In*
petnons s person, so. catching np bot
ring and letter, I burrlcd downstair
and gave tbem to the clerk for sat*
keeping I told blm the circumstance
connected wltb my turning them li
and asked blm not to notify Miss Chan
men of their receipt till I uked hlo
to do so.
"Wben ths young lady misses then
I think we shall bave s cyclone." I
"Quite probably," be aald, with •
I retornr* to my room and had noi
bees Stare ten minutes when I receiv
ed s asa-wrac-a from tbe clerk that HIM
Chalmers wonld like to meet me IB tht
public parlor at once I gave her I
little time to cool; then weot to tbt
"Through my mistake." she Mid. "I
left s letter ond a rtna In your room
Wlll yon kindly give tbem Jo me?"
"Hera Is the key to the room Tot
■sy go or uad tbere to recover f on
"Hera Is yonr ring.'
It to her.
"Ths letter!"
"It te not there."
"Ob, heavens."" shs moaned
I don't pretend to excuse myself for
my action on thla occasion, except oa
the ground tbat "all's fslr la lovs and
war." And thla excuse may be far
fetched.   From tbe lady's action. I
fancied that this Ur. Atwood wu sn
ofiject of Interest to Hiss Chalmers,
and my own interest In her wu developing with lightning rapidity.
"Are yon qulto sure," I uked. "that
you did aot post ltr
"No, I did not, thank goodness, bnt
I nearly did. 1 put It Into a letter bot.
but I held on to ons corner and didn't
drop it"
"Are yon fearful of Ita reachlag the
wrong person 1" I asked, throwing sym
patby into my voice.
"I'm fearful of lu reaching the rlgbt
"Caa't yoa write a letter "-call
Ing ltl"
"The person for whom lt was In
tended starts for the Philippines to
morrow morning. But tbat Isn't tbe
chief difficulty in tbs way. To recall
it would expose a coatemptlble tickle
"A lady Is always privileged to
change ber mind, yon know."
"If she says 'No* a change may be
excusable, but If shs says 'Yes' it's a
very different matter."
My conscience, which should bave re
strained me In holding this advantage
over tbe girl and permitting ber to tell
her utrniin to a stranger, wits really
growing weaker ail the while under
ths excuse I bars offered, for I wus
becoming very anxious to discover
whether all wu fixed between my
charmer and this army mnn Ber last
statement was a dead giveaway. It was
now plain to me thut the letter Id quea
tlon was an acceptance aud that that
acceptance was regretted. Such being
the case, tbe pleasure I had taken lo
tormenting her ceased, ond I began to
jiian huw I could return her property
without Incriminating thyself.
"1 bave nn Idea," 1 uid, pretending
to tblnk very hard.
"About wunt't" sbe asked eagerly.
"Wbat has become of your letter."
"Do tell uie"
"No; should 1 be mistaken yon will
meet with u disappointment. Remain
here for a few minutes while I mske
nn lnvestiitution."
Sbe followed me eagerly with ber
eyes as I left tbe room. 1 went to tbe
.lerk of tbe hotel nnd asked blm to
lake tbe letter I had given blm tu Miss
Chalmers' room and leave It on ths
dresser. He assented, and on hla ro
turn I asked blm to send a maid to
tbe room and bring It to me When the
maid did so I tusk ber wltb me to the
parlor and told ber to give It to Ulsi.
>   Tbs look of relief oa tbe lady's face
was a sight to heboid.
"Wbere did you Snd It!" ahe asked
tbe maid*.
"Ob the dresser la room 34, miss."
, "Are you sure!"
"Yes. miss."
"I 'can etptaln it" I uld, continuing
my Ananias performance. "When you
met me this morning you were very
mucb rattled indeed; you ssld some
very unkind things to mo"
"Forgive ma"
"You must bave thought you left the
letter In my rootp. whereas tt wu all
the while oa your dresser " .
"1 wonder if 1 did."
"I am certainly very happy to be ths
Instrument for tbe return of thst whlcb
you seem to prise so highly "
"I wish I could reward you for your
kindness and make up for my horrid
treatment of you."
"You enn."
"By permitting tbis episode ts result
In a permanent acquaintance."
"I am pleased to do m>. I live ib
Chicago, aud If yoo sre ever In' tbst
city I should bs happy to Bars you
call on me"
"I go there frequently"
I bad never bees there la my lira,
but this wu the only truth I told oa
that eventful day. for during the next
four months I did go tbcre frequently
for no other purpose than to court Miss
After our wedding I made a confession to my wire. I bave said thst sht
was mad-when shs disputed with ma
about the room ta the hotel, but tbat
mad was oot a circumstance to tha
aaad aha developed at my coafi
Hie Hospital Parson and His Round
of Labors.
Whenever I hear people grumbling about the desperate wlcked-
aeu of humsB nature I wlah that
they could take my place aad act u
chaplain to a large hospital for Just
ons week. They would know better
by tbe end ot that time, says a writer io a London paper.
It Is possible that tbey might also
be teeltag la seed of a rest. Ia such
a posltioo u mine, one ls on duty
practically all tbe time, and It Is
something of an event to get through
a nlgbt undisturbed.
Soma' people seem to think that
the chaplala's duties begin and end
wltb holding tbe services snd attending to the dying. That te quits a
mistake. It te my business to ts, as
far as I can, oa friendly terms with
all the Inmates of the hospital.
For one thing, we parsons are ont
to be, as our Huter said, "Fishers
of mea." That la our business—to
catch men ta our net, and bring
them to the service of God. Few of
as have better opportunities for doing this tban we who work lo tbe
hospitals, and naturally wa do our
We don'* go round the rounds
trying to cram down belief ln tbe
beef-tea and religion ln the rice
pudding, but we do try to maks the
men and women whom we come to
know remember the old lessons
which they learnt as little children.
But If we, try to teach, we also
learn. I bave learnt more of the
power of faith, of the wonder of
hope, and of the beanty of charity
In a year ln this hospital than 1
should have learnt in five years outside of IL
There was an old lady who was,
I am proud to think, a great friend
of mine. She came to the hospital,
not to be cured, but to die. It was
the end of a life of misery, brought
about by the Ill-treatment of her
husband. But every time I had a
chat wltb her It came round to him
sooner or later, and she would tell
me what a fine man he wu, and beg
-ie to pray for him.
And the patience of these sufferers! I knew a man—a man of good
education, who had fallen low—who
suffered almost Incredible pain. But
he was always smiling, and- he had
his own way ot explaining his suffering. "It's the lord's scrubbing
brush," he would say to me. "It ts
His way of cleaning my dirty soul,
and I am glad to be made clean."
At times, needless to say, I get
some queer Jobs thrust upon me.
Many of the people wbo come Into
a hospital object to tbe good, but
ilaln. tood v-hlch Is provided. Many
a time I have been implored to use
"ny Influence to get a patient a hearty
ieal of flsh and chips!
The grumblers—and yon find
»rurablers In every hospital, Just as
"irely aa you find eainta ln every
»ard—seem to regard the parson as
the official receiver or complaints. If
hey have anything to say", they say
It to me. and lt requires quite a lot
I tact to deal with them.
But one does one's best, and one
s learning all the time. The rough-
■st old bundle or grievances has a
•■"art, and all you bave to do Is to
^nd your way Into It To do that
■ay take time, hut I have learnt
ever to despair, and never to give
i hope.
Take them all ronnd, and people
re hotter than they seem. I am
•ertaln that at the bottom of human
■lature there ls good. *
lust What You'll Find Useful When
Accidents Happen.
To mend a slightly broken plaster
article make a solution of camphor
end alcohol, thickened with shellac.
This must be applied bot to the edges
it tbe pieces to be cemented, and the
pieces must be held togetber until the
liquid bas cooled and hardened.
A good way to clean a carpet sweeper Is to remove tbo brush aad after
rubbing off all the hairs aad lint rub
It well wltb kerosene. Let tho brush
remain In the sir until sll tbe odor bas
evaporated. The sweeper will leave
tbs carpets and rugs looking much
brighter after this treatment
To maks souffle crackers to go with
loop bay round crackers tbst can be
split opea easily, drop the halves into
a paa of cold water and let them stay
leven to eight minutes. Tbea take
them out with a cako turner, so tbey
will sot break, placo oa a buttered
paa aad crisp la a hot oven. Tbe
Changs from extreme cold to extrems
heat makea tbem puff or "souffle."
A small, square, cushion, which
should be especially'nice for a guest
room. Is covered wltb blue silk, snd
over this a fillet lace cover of white
te drawn. Thla dainty little bit of
blue and white ls then supplied with
blue sad wblte beaded plna, neatly ar*
ranged, all ready for the guest's use.
To make arrowroot Jelly moisten two
tablespoonfuls of arrowroot In a little
cold water and then add a pint of hot
water to this and boll for five minutes,
stirring constantly. This sbould bs
prepared In a double boiler.
Charming Coiffure Novelty For Smart
Evening Wear.
Mnch attention this season Is being
centered upon the coiffure and its ornamentation, and tbere ore many
harming new ball-dressing novelties.
Casque combs and pins ln various
designs aro much In voeiie. Bandeaui
also In almost limitless variety are
■ahowa for every occasion, the most at
tractive of which are tbe ones foi
dressy occasions. These are gcnerall*
flexible and made of rhlnestones set In
aluminium and strung wltb Invisibl*
elastic.    They  may be arranged  t*
To Move ftcmeses.
What the disposition of the statues
if Rameses will be, Is accurately told
lr the Cairo correspondent of The
'aondon Times: "It haa been practically decided, provided that no unforeseen difficulties occur, to transport the two giant statues ot Rameses
I., from ancient Memphis to Cairo,
where they will he erected tn the new
-station Square that hu recently been
nade. There,Hs never been any
mestlon of bringing down statue.**
rom Thebes (Luxor). Considerable
epalra will have to be done to one
r not both, of Jhe Memphis statues.
i It la feared the legs will not be
•rong enough to support the bodies
-pedal arrangements are being made
'or the transport to Cairo, and I un
lerstand that the stave railways arr
■onstructlng special trucka and ad
lusting the line at various points
•ucb as the stations, where lt is not
wide enough. The total cost of erec
ion and transport la at present estimated at Sl.500,000.
Patriotic Mutilation.
At Hampton Court Palace, Lon
don, Knit., there Is a picture w* 'oh
bears witness to a theft that may be
termed patriotic. Thla Is Holbein's
"Field of the Cloth of Gold." whlcb
after the downfall of Charles I.
Cromwell proposed to Bell. *
But when the would-be purchuei*
came to Inspect it he discovered tbat
the head or Henry VIII. had been
cut rrom the canvas. He refrsed to
buy the picture and It wu preserved
to the nation.
At the Restoration a nobleman
confessed to having committed the
crime "for love of art and country."
tie returned ihe miaslnc head, which
now occupies its original position,
the circle made by the knife In the
oanvos being plainly visible.
Minn's Literary Morals.
George Bernard Shaw, In an Interview respecting German criticisms
of plagiarism, thus defined bis position:
"If 1 find In a book anything I
can make use of, I take It gratefully.
My playa are full of pillage of this
kind. Shakespeare. Dickens. Conan
Doyle. Oscar Wilde, all te fish that
comes to my net In short, my literary morals are thou of MoIIe.e."
Free AnJ-Toxlns.
rrom now on every child Buffering
from diphtheria, or any child exposed to thla Infection, wlll be given sufficient units of antl-toxla to combat
the disease free of charge by the city
of Edmonton.
lBI ktODlSH EFrstn
tuck Into the coiffure or spread out
over tbe entire head, making lt appear
a mass of twinkling brilliants.
An unusual novelty ls a combination
of barrette and a feathery shaped ornament to-be used separately or com*
blned, snd wben they are togetber the
effect Is the same ss the feather up the
back of the but and tbe upright ornament may be adjusted to the back of
the head and spray Itself into the coif
The headdress pictured ls a girlish
affair which bands tbe bslr st the
back instead of the mure usual front
adornment A crescent shaped piece
of pear) studded passementerie Is the
foundation, to whlcb Is attached
"sited faa ahaped rucho of white tulle.
Tlpe Fer the Laundress,
Whea mildew appears oa whlti
j.othes lt csn be removed, but If II
gets on colored fsbiics better let tbl
garment' alone, u tbe experiment Is
not a success. Take a small box ol
chloride of lime, one gallon boiling wa*
ter and a pound of sal soda. Dissolve
apd "souse" the garment up and down
In this until the mildew disappears;
then Hase carefully ln three clear waters or the material wtll be eaten. Lay
It on tbe gross In tbe sun to dry.
Hosiery will last longer If washed
out every night ln clear cold water and
pulled into shape when drying. Do
not rub soup on them. Just have
soapy water.
If u lingerie waist looks mossy lay li
smoothly on a piece of thin muslin
wrung out of hot water Fold lt up
tightly add In half an hour Iron lt on
tbe wrung side of embroidery and the
rest of the waist oa tbe right side.
A Bracelet Novelty.
Among the trluket novelties is a new
bracelet watch, which looks much better oa tbe arm tban tbe old style one
of tbis type, for Instead of being s
round lamp, more or less clumsy In Its
proportion to the bracelet oa wblch It
Is mounted, the new- watch ta an oblong affair about three-fourths of an
Inch wide by two inches long, which
harmonizes well wltb the pattern snd
width of as ordinary, rather. heavy
Ten. 11. 12. L 2 are numbered aloag
one side of tbe oblong: 4. S, S. 1 snd
N along the other, 8 and 0 occupying
tbelr respective ends It ts really very
euy to tell time by this oblong watch
One wonders why the idea au aot
been tried before.
Queensland Bush Hu a Vocabulary
Which Is All Its Ow i.
The Bush vocabulary of Queensland la as unintelligible to tbe stranger u bueballese to cricket and golf
enthusiasts. Tbe "sundowner," says
a writer in T. P.'s Weekly, ls so called because be so arranges bis daily
Itinerary that he reaches a "station"
or homestead Just about sundown, so
that he may be invited to remain for
the night ln the men's but, tbat te,
tbe quarters set apart for the employes on the "run," or pastoral
holding. "Humping bluey" and
"waltzing Matilda" are terma which
signify carrying your awag and the
Inevitable blllycan or quart-pot in
which to boll water for tea. A
"humpy" la a rudely-built hut with
a framework of timber, aad a covering of bark or corrugated galvanized
lr*- \, what tbe American calls a
"shack." The Jungle ts "acrub."
A stampede of cattle off camp *.t
night ls a "rush." A "brumby" ls
a wild horse. A "cocky" Is a selector or settler with a small holding,
say, 100 or 200 acres of land. "Inside" means country approximate to
the cout, more or less settled. "The
Never-never" Is tbe wide, unpopular
tract of the Far West, out at the back
o' sunset. The crocodile Is erroneously termed an alligator, and the lace
monitor an Iguana corrupted Info go-
anna. A blazed track la one marked
by the bark, or bark and sap, chipped off trees or saplings at laterals
of a few yards, "Squatter" te tha
term used to signify the sheep or cattle pastoralist who owns a large area.
"Stock routes" are the roads reserved by the Crown for the drover who,
when crossing a abeep or cattle station, Is allowed half a mile In width
i n which to graze bia traveling aheep,
cattle or horses. "Waler" la the term
given to Australlaa horses exported
to India or Manila. The "cowboy" ot
America and the stockman of Australia are synonymous.
A "hatter" ls a man who works
alone and Uvea a solitary life. A
fosslcker" Is a digger who turns
over ground that has been previously
worked, In the hope of finding precious metal that hu beea overlooked,
/an "outlaw" may r.eaa a hone that
is untamable, and a. sheep Is a "jum-
buk." New arrivals from overseas
are "new chums" aad one of theso
who works on a sheen or cattle sta-
tioa to gain oxperlenco, for which
privilege he sometimes pays a premium, la a "Jackeroo." We bave the
■iIain turkoy and the rcrub turkey,
neither ot which are turkeys. An
illicit grog shop is a "sly grog shanty." The "bush" Is country on whlcb
the natural vegetation still remains,
and ls synonymous with unpopulated
country, Irrespective bf Its vegetation
The "ringer" of a shearing ahed Is
the man who has shorn ths greatest number of aheep at that ahed during the season. A "buokboard" ls a
four-wheeled vehicle without springs,
and Is adapted for rough country.
There are a few terms ln thia vocabulary that are known to Canadian
readers, but ths unknown ones are
emphatically descriptive.
The Man Who Assembled Three Hun-
dred Thousand Words Into a Single Work Witb AU Tbeir Subtle
Shades of Meaning Is a Scotsman
and a Horn Leiicographcr <— Hs
Has Spent 34 Years on the Task.
Queen Wrote Anonymously.
The biography of the fourth Earl
of Clarendon, a famous Cabinet Minister of Queen Victoria"** reign, whlcb
hu Just been published ln London by
31r Herbert Maxwell, reveals that
Queen Victoria once wrote an anonymous letter to The London Times.
This wu ln April, 1864, after the
London tradesmen bad been making
one of tbeir periodical attacks
against the Queen's seclusion, which,
they said,-waa ruining trade.
The Queen bad abandoned all court
drawing rooms, u well ao moat of tbe
small entertainments of the society
season. Her friends among the nobility followed her example, and the
lressmakers, florists, caterers, and
all shopkeepers In general suffered
from lack of business.
The letter of the Queen wu writ
en entirely by ber own hand, and she
:ave It personally to ber secretary.
Ien. Orey, who took It to the office
*f The Times and put.lt Into tbe
-.nds of ita editor, Mr. Delane.
The letter wu a atrong defence by
he Queen of her retirement, which
he explained wu enforced upon hei
■y tho cares of state as well u b;
ier own mourning for tbe Prince
lonsort, and it ita'.ed that the Queen
nad not tbe slightest Intention of re
mining her social dutlea or bringing
oack tbo old custom of ths drawing-
room receptions.
The letter wu al;ncd "Anonyms,"
and the Idea prevails that the editor
of The Times himself did not know
that the Queen wrote the letter, as
no mention Is made of lt In his own
Scott Journals on Exhibition.
The original Journals of Sir Robert
Scott during his south polar expedition have been placed ln tho Britlab
Museum by Lady Scott By order ol
the trustees they wore placed oa view
oa the second anniversary of Scott's
arrival at the Soutb Pole. They are
to remain on view for an Indefinite
Tbo Journals ara three small, pencil-written books which Scott carried
with him to the pole and whlcb were
found on hla dead body by tbe
searching party ln November, 1112,
At the end of the last of these li
tbe "Message to the Public," whlcb
made ao deep and luting aa Impression on the heart of tho nation.
Irving's Rise.
Btr Henry Irving flrst acted tn the
stage whea he wu nineteen. Ha goi
IS a week for a minor part 1b "Rlche*
lien" aad made aefailure of It.' Fit-
teeo yeara later he did Halhiu ls
"The Bells" and gained fame.—Lon*
don Mall.
- India's Papers.
India hu 316,000,000 people, leal
tban half of whom can read even tht
native vernaculars. Nevertheless
there are GSR newspapers aad l.SS'
periodicals published there.
To marshall more than 300,000
words in perfect order, to trace their
ancestry, often along the fainteat
paths of the past and beyond the regions of history, to show bow change
has left its mark upon them, to set
forth their partnerships, to unmask
them in their disguises, to discover
what varioua meanings men in all
limes and places have ascribed to
them—In a word, to produce tbs
"New English Dictionary," that la
the stupendous literary labor whlcb,
wltb the publication of a further section of Sir Jamea Murray's life'a
work, reaches the end of another of
Its concluding stages.
Three hundred thousand words.
Such ia tbe size and might of tha
English language—300,000 main,
compound, and subordinate words,
made out of thc raw material ot 2S
letters, and minted from every Important language In the world.
When you think of this colossal
work, and when you meet the general
who commands thla huge parade of
the English language, lt la only natural to think first of Dr. Johnson,
who called the curliest roll-call of tha
words of our tongue—to compare tha
two men and tbelr works. Dr. Johnson began his dictionary at the ago
of thirty-nine; Sir James Murray
was forty-two when be comnfenced
his great Ufework. Both were wrong
In tbelr calculations ss to the time the
labor would take. Dr. Johnson "had
no doubt" that he could finish hla
task In three years, and when Dr,
Adams objected that the French Academy of forty persons took forty
years to complete their dictionary.
the doctor growled out: "Sir, thus Ik
Is. This ls the proportion. Let ma
Bee; forty times fort;', ls 1,600. As
three to 1,600, so ls the proportion
of an Englishman to a Frenchman."
Dr. Johnson, during the seven
years, poured out many other works;
he received but little help; he wu
troubled with bad health. He made
many mistakes; hs put Into his work
expressions of hla own likes, and
bates, epigrammatic and mordant
uaahca from his own mind, such u:
Patriotism.—Love of country; tha
lut refuge of a aconndrel.
Oats.—A grain which tn England la
generally given to horses, but ln Scot*
land supports ths people.
Pension.—In England generally
understood to mean, pay given to A
state hireling for treason to bis country.
And bow ths two works differ la
magnitude! Let me take a couple ot
instances at random. Under the letter "N" down to tho word "niche"
Johnson gave 284 words; Sir Jamea
durray gives 3,469. In the flrst cus
there are 833 quotations to Illustrate
the use of tbe words; ln the second,
Sir James Murray ls the Ideal dictionary maker; wide u the poles
asunder Is he from that curious mixture of characteristic which went to
make Dr. Johnson. Llko Dr. Johnson,
he has erred ln one thing. Ha
thought that his dictionary would ba
completed in twelve years, but ba
told me a little while ago, "I hop*
wo shall finish lt ln four years' tlmo
—In 1917. In'that year I shall ba
eighty, and shall celebrate my golden wedding. So we must bave a trip
pie feast."
It was at a time when this veteran
was working flftcn hours a day—
"harder than I have ever worked la
ny llfo before!" — tbat I disturbed.
lilm in hla little clearing-house of tha
langlish language. It is now nearly
. ulrty years alnce tbe dictionary's
"homo"—ths Scriptorium, lt is called
—a house of wood and corrugated
iron, waa erected at the rear of Sir
James' suburban residence at Oxford.
And thirty-four years of unremitting labor In this unique workshop
hu not dimmed the enthusiasm of
the groat dictionary maker. Ha
comes to his desk every morning wltA
tho ume, if, indeed, not a greater
enthusiasm; times does not bring
weariness. Still he talks of words
wltb eyas, that light up with pleasure. He /-picks one out ot a proof-
sheet which lies In front of blm,
traces It for you down through tha
ages, tells you its n-eanlng hi ona
hemisphere, its significance la as-
A typical Borderer, tall, with heavy
moustache, and white, Sowing beard,
with the high forehead of a scholar,
be recalls almost exactly that other
great Investigator ln a widely different field of human endeavor, Charles
Sir Jamea Murray wu bora la
1837, In the little Border village ol
Deoholm, Ave miles from Hawick,
tho birthplace also of Joho Leydea,
friend of Sir Walter Scott, an Orientalist of great .-cuius and a poet af
mora than ordinary rank. It was tt
the busy little manufacturing town
of Hawick lhat the young man spent
several years ln scholutlc work, -at
many of tbe oldest inhabitant remes*
ber him as their master.
When be left Hawick Ib 1864, II
wu to DM the position of foreign correspondent lo the Oriental Bank, Lon.
don. Six years later ha became a
muter at M1U Hill BchooL Twa yaari
before this data tha Dictionary was
flrst projected u tha result af the ***
peal af Dean Trench, author af I
number af learned papera ob ths Ens*
lish language. Under the flrst editor,
Mr. Herbert Coleridge, a great*
nephew sf ths post, and his successor, Dr. Furarrall, a vut amount al
material wu gathered together. Nothing, however, wu published, axel
ob Dr. rurnlvall'a death something:
like a crisis occurred In the Dictions
ary history. It wu at this Juactara
that  Mr.   Hurray   earns   bmb   Saw ihr-a IMaAMJKR, U"JiWbRr.l.Alil>
New Goods
The counters and tables at the Big
Store are brimful of all the latest
novelties in Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings and Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
I Ins e.\ceeded our expectations, "ml the number of New
lints on show nre increasing daily. Place your order for
your new hnt at the Big .Store and you will ht* satisfied
with the style as well as tlie price. This week we have
nn exceptionally fine array nf Children's anil Misses' Hats
nn view. Brings the girls with ynu and compare our hats
Iaitdies' Pongee Silk Waists in Tailored .Styles, a very
swart  waist, in all sizes, 34 to  4(i, Price $2.50 each.
Ladies Pongee Silk Waists, with ruffle of lace frilling
round collar, V shaped front.     Bare value nt §2.95 each
in   Paddy   Green,   Purple  and  Cerise at  -*?•"..50  each
ladi.es dress.es
A Very smart showing of Dresses l.aud arrived and aie on
view, in all sizes up tn 44, at* very reasonable, prices
In Cream, H'hiteand Jllnck, splendid qualib/'at 75c. pair
.111 the new colors, made of good reliable yam, *l-50 pair
Our   Gents'    Derailment    is   receiving   very    special
attention   and   we*   have   a   very    choice showing   of
Men's Suits Men's Silk Shirts
Men's Pyja mas     Men's Collars
Men's Ties     Meii's Braces
Men"* Socks, etc., etc.
Simon Leiser & Co.
'4The Big Store"
Phone 3»
C. H. Barker, county court
judge, held court here on Wednesday.
Mrs. John Mathews of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver is now
visiting Comox.
Miss McLaughlin of the city
school staff left on Thursday
morning for Vancouver.
T. D. McLean, local jeweller,
left on Sunday for Denman Island and returned on Tuesday.
M. E. R, McFarlane and W*
M. McFarlane left on Sunday for
Vancouver on a business trip and
returned on Wednesday evening.
A -Calico Hop will be held in
the Cumberland hall on Friday
April 24th under the auspices of
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Union
and Comox District Hospital.
James Ward, the city constable
will reside on Derwent Avenue
in the residence recently vacated
by Aid. Maxwell.
Miss Dency Smith, milliner of
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan
The Hon. W. J. Bowser addressed a large gathering of
conservatives at a meeting held
in the Alcazar Theatre, Vancouver on Monday evening. The
attorney general presented in
concise form the phases of administration which -have been
under discussion recently, and in
particular, he dealt with financial
He submitted some figures
in the way of comparison of the
public debt of the province of
British Columbia, the city of
Vancouver and the city of Victoria, referring to the loan of
ten millions recently floated by
the government in London at an
excellent rate and said that the
liberals had made" the statement
that the government had plunged
the country in debt and squandered its resources.
The public debt of British
Columbia today including the ten
millions just borrowed is sixteen
millions dollars, said Mr. Bowser
with an estimated population of
525,000, which gives a per capita
debt of 830. This may strike some
people as big but I would point
out that the public debt of the
city of Vancouver is twenty-one
million dollars, giving Vancouver
a population of 125,000, the per
capita debt for tbe city is $175,
Victoria has a public debt of
$14,000,000 with a population
of 60,000, the per capita debt is
$233. Thus the combined public
debt of the cities of Vancouver
and Victoria is thirty-five millions
as against sixteen millions for the
Now none of you will say that
the cities of Vancouver and Victoria have been rash or improvident. The monies have been ex-,
pended in street improvements,
lighting, sewerage, water system
and all those things that go to
make an up to date city and it
has been a matter of good business to have these improvements
carried out.
In the same way the government of this province has carried
out improvements. Roads, trails,
bridges, schools and other essentials have been made possible by
the expenditures, If we had
wished to be improvident, we
could have borrowed heavily
when money was. easy and
squandered it,
While Maintaining Impartiality
It is said the King is in Favor
of Home Rule.
London, April 6 —The king's
actions and attitude during the
political crisis are gradually becoming known. The attacks of
the radicals and laborites on the
king for his alleged interference
in politics have subsided. The
Unionists are criticising his
majesty, but quietly, among
themselves, and the Unionists
have the most reason to complain
of the king's policy, as would
appear from the most trustworthy
accounts of the happenings at
Buckingham Palace, during the
frequent conferences which the
king had with the cabinet ministers and army officers.
The king followed his ministers
advice from the beginning of the
home rule controversy. While
maintaining impartiality, apparently he had a personal leaning
toward home rule. The king and
the members of his court were
outspoken in their condemnation
of Sir Edward Carson in organizing the Ulster volunteer army
and resented his act in reviewiug
the volunteers as though they
were a regular military body, and
in assuming perogati ves by reason
of which the Liberals named him
"King Carson."
Such a,n offence, as Gen. , Sir
Robert Baden-Powell discovered
when he placed his portrait on
postage stamps during the siege
of Mafeking, is an unpardonable
sin in the eyes of the court.
.While Premier Asquith and
Col. Seely were closeted with the
king recently, Maj.-Gen. " Sir
William R. Robertson, director
of military training at the war
office, accompanied by a colleague, visited the palace, according
to reliable information, and asked
to be admitted to the conference
on urgent business. The request
was granted and the officers
announced that they and a majority of the staff officers would
resign immediately unless the
government made its peace with
the Curragh officers.
Premier Asquith's conciliatory
statement to the Times, the first
interview which the premier has
granted in office, was the result of the impression that this
ultimatum had been delivered.
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
RING  UP  36.
British Columbia Investments Ltd. Court«!ay
HARRY   IDIENS,   Manager.
The British Columbia Telephone
Co. Ltd. has purchased the residence on the corner of Second
Street and Derwent Avenue from
Mr. Thomas Horbury. The building will be used as a central office
and residence for the local manager.
The services at Holy Trinity
Church will be conducted by
the Hon. Henage, Chaplin to the
Bishop tomorrow, Easter Sunday
Communion at 8 a.m. Matins and
Communion at 11 a.m. evening
service at 7 p.m.
The Cumberland Gleemen will
assist the choir of Grace Methodist Church at their special
Easter service tomorrow evening
at 7 o'clock. The Rev. C. H.
Heustis, western secretary of the
Lord's Day Alliance will preach
at this service, as well as addressing the mass meeting to be held
in the Crown Theatre (Cumberland Hall) at 8,30 p.m.
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
Land Registry Office Work a
PHONES 42 & 48
H. H. M. Beadnelli
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance
Local agent for the E. & N. Railway Lands, Comox District.
Courtenay, B. C.
A SNAP 20 acr'es of A,der Bottom>-6 !-2 &Crea cleared,
" "-ulr*LI creek through property (runs all the year),
Good Five-Roomed House, on good road near Comox. Price
$2,100 all cash, or $2,700 on terms.
Mrs. B.G. Crawford
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitor*
Fire Insurance
For ab solu te
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire In-
. snrance Co. of
L iy erpool.
Total   Assets
$2 6,7 88,930.00
Wesley Willard
-SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
**■* undersigned, and endorsed 'Tender
or Interior Fittings for Post Office at
a mux, B.C.," will be received at this
ifflce until 4,00 p.m. on Monday, April
7th, 1914, for the work mentioned.
Tenders will not be considered unless
nade upon forms supplied by the Depart-
lent and in accordance with conditions
ontained therein.
Plans and specification to be seen on
ipplication to Postmaster, Comox, B. C,
Ir. W. Henderson, Resident Architect,
ictoria, B. C. and at the Department of
'ublic Works, Ottawa.
Each tender must be accompanied by.
in accepted cheque on a chartered bank,
'•■able to the order of the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten ur cent. (10p.c.) of the amount of
the lender;
By order,
57 .7        Ottawa, March 27, 1914.
Eggs for hatching from white"'
ighorns originated from the best
c*ap-nested stock on the coast,
•ith pullet*year records of 295
rid 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
.-rtility), baby chicks and stock
*n sale.
John Stephens,
-Box 424 Nanaimo B.C.


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