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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. IV., No. 51
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
CommissionReporti would Mean
State Supervision of Workmen'* Compensation
The establishment of a system
of compulsory state insurance for
workmen sustain ii,;,' injuries, a
weekly half-holiday for shop employees, the inauguration of a
fortnightly pay-roll and the regulating of sub-contracts on railroad construction work with the
control of time cheques are the
important recommendations of
the Royal Commission of Labor,
whose report was submitted to
the Legislature early on Wednesday.
The commission finds against
the proposal of a minimum wage
law and expresses the opinion
that the question of an eight
hour day is a Dominion and not
a Provincial measure.
The report provides a more
radical and advanced programme
^".legislation than was generally
anticipated. It is a closely typewritten document of nearly
seventy pages, and is signed by
all the commissioners, Mr. H. G,
Parson of Golden, chairmen; M.
A. M. Harper, of Vancouver; Mr
J.A. McKelvie,of Vernon; Mr. R
A. Stoney, of New Westminster,
and Mr. John Jardine, of Esquimau,  . ^
The commission examined 419
witnesses as well as making per
sonal inspection of mines ar.d
logging and railway construction
The report comments on the
growth of trade unionism and the
disappearance of all personal re
lations in the larger industries
and further notes that British
Columbia, in regard to unions,
ranks higher in proportion to
population than any other Province in Canada. The contention
of employers that international
unions are inimical to the industrial interests of Canada is noted
but the commissioners find no
evidence of such effect, and on
the other hand the fact is mentioned that many large corporations employ managers and
superintendents and are controlled by directors who are aliens.
The commission recommends that
any employer who discriminates
against a workman merely because he is a menber of a labor
union should be penalized, and
on the other hand that workmen
who work during times of strike
should be protected against the
use of abusive epithets such as
"scab" "blackleg".
The commission does not favor
compulsory arbitration but is. in
favor of the necessary amendments being made to the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act
to enable the Miniate** of Labor
in strikes involving .public utilities to appoint a Board of Conciliation, as it considers in such
cases theinterestsof the public to
be paramount to those of the employer and the employee.
The Industrial Workers of the
World are spoken of as being
foreign to the economic conditions in. British. Columbia, and
though many railroad laborers
are members of this organization
very little effort is made to
carry into practice the pernicious
principles of the organization.
The commissioners further
noted the absence of violence and
destruction of property among
the foriegn railway laborers who
were on strike at Naramata and
Pentiction, and also the small
percentage of crime, and expres-
es the opinion that as these
laborers come to realize the
opportunities of our Province the
influence of the I. W. W. organization will disappear.
The commission finds that the
private employment agencies are
unsatisfactory and is convinced
that in many instances the managers of these agencies and the
foremen of contractors share the
commission fee of the employment agency, the result being
that laborers are often discharged
in order to make way for new
men- It recommends that it be
made a penal offence to engage
in this practice- It further recommends that it be made obligatory on all cities with a
population of 10,000, or over, to
maintain and operate municipal
labor bureaus under the control
of a superintendent, and that no
fee be permitted to be charged
to any applicant for work or to
any employer. It is also in favor
of national labor bureaus and the
elimination of private agencies.
The recommendations of the
Commission are as follows:-
Compulsory state insurance
against accidents to workmen te
be administered by a Workmen's
Compensation Board.
Saturday half-holiday for all
Fortnightly payday in coal
mines and other industries.
Restriction of privilege of sub
contracting on railroad construction.
Time cheques to be negotiable.
Eight hour day declared to be
matter for Dominion legislation,
Minimun wage not favored.
Women inspectors for shops
and factories.
Licensing of operators of ele
vators.    -
Descnminations by employers
against members of labors unions
should be forbidden by law.
Municipal employment bureaus
obligatory in cities.
Scaffolding inspectors obligatory in cities,
Miners entitled to supplies at
cost. —-
Mine operators compelled to
establish wash houses for employees.
Collective bargaining favored
as means of fixing wages for
No change in method of
appointing gas committees,
Asiatic exclusion favored.
Assisted immigration to be confined to farm laborers and domestic help,
Extension of provisions of
Factories Act.
White women -not to be employed by Asiatic**. ■
Small holdings for workmen's
OVER {100.00
Firemen Will Hold Grand Mask
Ball on St. Patrick's
Fifteenth Anniversary of the
Firemens Masquerade Ball will
be held in the Cumberland Hall
on March 17th. The Volunteer
Fire Brigade are making every
effort to make this ball a huge
success. A cordial invitation is
extended to the Everybody Two
Step Club, the Tango Two Step
Club and all lovers of Dancing
The price of admission will be
Gentlemen $1.00 Ladies SOc
List of prizes will be as follows :-
Best dressed lady $15.00
"      gent 15.00
Sustained character lady..   7.50
gent..   7.50
National character lady...   7.50
gent...   7.50
Flower girl    5.00
Clown     5.00
Advertising Character....   5.00
Best group of 3 or more... 10.00
Topsy    2.50
WaitlL _..   5.00
Two-slep    5.00
Tombola    5.00
Dre'sssuffa an*T"*pre^lous prize
winners debarred from competing
New Westminster. March 3—
William Cummings of Nanaimo
was found guilty today of both
riot and unlawful assembly in
Nanaimo on Tuesday, Aug. 12th,
Cummings being remanded for
His Lordship, Mr. Justice
Morrisons refused the application
of Isreal Rubinowitz, counsel for
the accused, who sought to confine the Crown to certain specified grounds, viz., that no evidence be admitted except that
stated on the indictment.
Mr. Taylor informed the Court
the crown would not consent to
such an understanding.
Justice Morrison refused the
application and in doing so stated
that in all his career as a lawyer
he had never known of such a request being made.
Ottawa March 3 M, Verville
the member for Maisonneuve a-
gain introduced into the House of
Commons a discussion of the
Nanaimo labor trouble. He spoke
at some length and closed with a
motion of censure on the Minister of Labor. M. Verville said he
was surprised at the nature of
the correspondence, not so much
on what it contained as at what
it omitted.
The vote of censnre was defeated by 37 votes.
Mr. Shepherd, the member for
Nanaimo, replied to the Oriental
aspect of the labor question.
Orientals were only employed at
the Candian Collieries. There had
been an explosion in Nanaimo in
1887 which was attributed to
Oriental labor, and since then the
men had refused to work with
them. The employment of Orientals in the mines had been taken
up by the province, but the legislation was tested in the courts
and was declared ultra vires by
the Privy Council. He could not
believe that Orientals were being
largely employed even in the
mines of the Canadian Collieries.
According to the provincial regulations a man had not only to
prove to a board of examiners
his thorough knowledge of mining but a workable knowledge of
English. On atWtjjboard of examiners the government was repre*
sented by an inspector who had
to be satisfied that an applicant
was qualified to take out a certif
icate of competency.
Mr, Shepherd concluded his
speech by a strong appeal for
clemency on behalf of the miners
now in prison on charges of riot
(To the Editor of The Islander)
Sm,—Kindly allow me a little
space in your valuable paper to
express my sincere thanks to your
medical faculty for their kind and
skillfull treatment in my case.
Also to the hospital staff for their
kind attention, and I must say
that I appreciate very much the
kind visits of my many friends
and near acquaintances.
Thos. Peabse,
Cumberland, B.C.
Before Jas. Abrams S.M.
A. Marshall appeared before
his worship charged with being
drunk and disorderly at West
Cmmberland and was fined $5.00
and costs or 30 days.
Tony Chott for a similar offence was fined $10 and costs er 30
John Hotca was charged with
causing a disturbance at the
Waverly Hotel and assaulting
Tony Chott and was ordered to
pay $5.00 and costs or 30 days,
Information was laid on March
3rd and warrants issued for the
arrest of Edward Woods and
Richard Grimes, charged with
stealing timber at Royston. The
accused have been supplying the
Royston Wharf with piles and
have taken them from private
property without permission.
Charles Grundy was charged
with vagrancy, in the city police
court on Thursday and fined $5.00
and costs or 30 days.
All text books in public schools
None but British subjects to be
employed on government or
municipal work.
Provincial regulations governing electrical construction and
appointment of assistant inspector recommended.
Charles Simms of Courtenay
announces that he has purchased
the Courtenay jewelry business
which he has managed for the
past six months for Thos. D.
McLean, jeweler of this city.
W.T. White, manager of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce, accompanied by his wife and family left on Sunday for Vancouver
and return ?d Wt dnesday evening,
Mr. Justice Morrison Thinks Mr.
Foster Interferes too much
Two Convictions
New Westminster March 5—
Previous to the opening of the
trial of Alf Wat-dill, a Nanaimo
striker' on charges connected
with the rioting on August 12,
Mr. Justice Morrison administered a severe rebuke to Mr. Foster
president of the United Mine
Workers of America, District 28,
Vancouver Island, for what he
termed interference in the strike
The incident arose when Mr.
I. Rubinowitz raised objections
to the Crown bringing on cases
without sufficient notice; he want-
de two full days' no ice. Mr.
Rubinowitz admitted that the
Crown had informed Mr. Foster
of its intentions, but only got
that far when the presiding
judge interrupted with the query:
"Who is Mr. Foster?" Then
indicting Mr. Foster; who sits
at the right of the defence counsel in the trials, His Lordship
"He has no right to be sitting
there. I have said nothing while
Mr. Foster has been participating-not to say interfering—in
in these cases, telling councel
what to do ar.d giving information. He gets his own way as to
how jurymen may be expected
to view these cases."
What uses Mr. Foster made
of his privileges His Lordship
did not know but he considered
it a piece of unexampled effrontry
on the part of the labor leader
to occupy the position he did
daily unless he was personally
interested in all the cases.
The court presumed that Mr.
Foster was acting under instruction from his organization, and,
after asserting that it was abusing the judge's hospitality, Mr.
Justice Morrison declared that
the only reason he allowed Mr.
Foster's presence was because
he did not wish anyone to say
that he had done any thing to
hinder the defence in the trials.
Wardell was convicted on two
counts, the jury only being out
a few minutes.
Less than two hours were oc
cupied in hearing the case again
st James Richmond, who was
found guilty of unlawful assembly
at Nanaimo on August 12. The
prisoner was allowed his liberty
after an admonition from the
bench. The evidence of the
Crown did not connect the accused with the serious part of the
rioting, and the defence contented itself with the evidence of the
accused, no other' witness being
For Sale Cheap A five room
cottage, on Penrith Avenue.—
apply P. Acton, Ideal Store.
Day old chicks, White Leghorn
$15.00 per 100. Hatches from
March to May. Hatching eggs
for sale $6.00 per 100.
Skinner & Blenkhorn,
Nanaimo B.C.
Local News on back page.
Dr. Geo. K. McNaughton left
by auto for Nanaimo on Friday
The Qualicum Inn will be
formally opened with elaborate
festivities on March 17th.
IDr. D.E. Kerr dentist will be
in Cumberland March 24th and
following days.
A.W. Barr, late of Regina has
accepted a position as druggist
at A,H. Peacey'sdrug store.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thornley
of the Bevan Ho'el returned
from a visit to Nanaimo on
The West Cumberland Conservative Band will.get down to
practise next week for the 24th
of May sports.
The Tango Two-Step Club
gave a dance in the Cumberland
Hall last evening. Admission
was by invitation only which
was requested at the door.
Application for the position c f
city constable will be received by
the city clerk up to March 15th
The successful applicant will
get a salary of $80 per month
and one suit of clothes per year.
Coroner James Abrams, left
for Denman Island on Wednesday in connection with the
drowning of Thomas Scott.
The total receipts of the Old
Time Ladies Aid Meetings at
Cumberland and Bevan, for the
benefit of the Presbyterian Church was $198.00.
The Comox Logging and Railway Company will reopen their
camps on March 16th.
Mr, George Tarbell, of C. H.
Tarbell and Son, returned from
a business visit to Vancouver and
Victoria on Tuesday
The millinery opening at Mrs.
John Gillespie's, West Cumberland takes place to-day.
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
West Cumberland.
. Mr. Richard Kirkham jr., late
pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, is prepared to take
pupils for pianoforte, Apply
Derwent Avonue or Box 112,
Cumberland, B. C.
W. H. White recently appointed
director of the West Cumberland
Conservative Band left by
Thursday morning's train for
Vancouver to purchase the
necessary instruments and
equipment for the band. He expects to return on Sunday. The
new band will then be able to
commence practice next Tuesday
Mr.J.S, Shopland and family
will leave the Comox valley shortly for their large farm on tho
prairies. Mr. Hardy auctioneer
of Hardy and Biscoe will hold an
auction sale of their farm stock,
dairy, cattle, sheep, impliments
and household effects, on Tuesday
March 10th 1914. Mr. Shoplan's
stock is thoroughbred and some
fancy prices will likely ije.<
ed. ^^^^
J. R.  Lockard   general   mai'.-.'
ager of the Canadian Collieries .
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. left by auto oni*\
Thursday  morning   for    Lady-,
Ward, Lock A Co., Umlted, London, Melbourne and Toronto
Locked ol course! It was not quite
so easy to open as the draw;i had
been. Saluzo was disappointed; one
bundle ot letters apparently ln a tern*
litiiie handwriting tied vitlt a blue ribbon, two or threo loose notes in their
envelopes. Ho glanced at t'.ic matter
noting the post-marks and their dates.
One from France, another from Spain,
and a third bore the postmark Taunton, the date September 7. He slipped that into his pocket. A sound 'n
the hall arrested him. With one hand
lie took up the pen au-1 commenced to
scribble on a sheet of notepapcr. while
with the other ho closed and locked
the door of the llttlo cupboard and slipped his burgl*H'lous bunch of keys back
Into their hiding place.
He continued to cribble for some
secoi.ds, the designs m the door.
After allowing a decent Interval to
elapse he rang the bell, told the servant he couldn't wait, and asked he:
to Inform Mrs. Soral that he had
t.-.ken the liberty of looking over Iter
flat and that he hoped when she left
he would become the tenant.
An hour later lit had locked himself in hla room at thc Carlton Hotel
and wsb reading the letter he had
stol n. It commenced and ended
"I hope you received my telegram
—sorry for the delay, *aUt you'll understand, which I will explain when
we meet. Though he bas gone you
are not really fro. though you will
be one way or another fairly soon.
Hope this isn't very vf.gue—must wait
until */o meet—urobably to-morrow.
Yours ever.
„ »
Thc letter wns signed with n single
Initial, and when Saluzo looked at it, be
swors. It might have b:e. '().' or 'S'
with an elongated tall, or 'G.' lt was
certainly more like 'G' than anything
else. The writing on both envelope
nnd paper was shaky; obviously masculine, and It looked as thor*-h It had
been written ln a '. *ain or a motor-car.
perhaps — probably with n fountMn
Taunton was !■ Somerset, not so
very many mileB from Bordlelgh—and
—a mlracl.* had happened somewhere
Saluzo wns satisfied with his afternoon's work.
Thero w; *■ still the blotting pnper
to he examined: he looked at It In
tho light, ant* he'd It up In front of a
mirror—a signature, dnip. and some
blurred figures. Carmen had evidently written a cheque, her banking no-
count Was In -he name of Soral. A
portion of XI ' letter much blotted,
hardly deelph*t*able, apparently accepting an invitation to moto.* and dine
and what seemed to bo the last page
of another letter. Again Saluzo
swore. The i.'st page bad heen blotted on another sheet, an' the e.id of
the letter was vitally interesting'.
"  He    intendtt    goin*. back    to
South Amerha 'tut 1 still feel that he
will alter his nt.id. 1 did everything
In u.y power to malt* him promise
the other night—but the man's r. fool
or else In love. Synonymous, you
will say. Anyway he doesn't lovo tne
which If he ro any orii else would
make hltn sufficiently fascinating ior
me to throw niys.-'..' at his 'lior-d.
Fancy making love to your own husband!
Here foiliwed something in Spanish
vilely  -vrltton:
I don't think lie suspects any one
but himself, but he's getting on my
nerves. Supposing he discovers any-
thin^ or rerr.embeis anything? It'
all right for you bn! 1 shu.'t have any
peace until he ha * really sailed; still.
11 am making Say while the sun
shines—and—'bank heaven he Is not
mean!      '<• careful.
There was some-hlng particularly
; bold and aggressive In tli" way she
I had formed her 'H.' Saluzo began
to     see   daylight.       Whatever   Sir
eorge had done ln the past, his wife
had deceived him- was deceiving him
still—she wanted to get rid of hlra.
Then he remembered the gossip .vo
hod heard at Cranby village, the vis-
Ion of a girl be had seen standing outside the cottage hen-.th the moorlands. PI -ping the letter and the
blotting papei In 1,1s pocket, he went
downstairs ar.d inquired for Ilethei*
He left this morning, sit;, tbe clerk
When doe, he return?
He didn't sr ,■> n. ho was coming
back, sir.
And—he had left no r.ddress! But
Saluzo found *ie porter who bad been
on duty that morning :.nd from ltlm he
learned th: t Sir George Hetherington
had driven with his luggage to Paddington Station.
The detective shook bis head, nnd
entering the smoking-room, ordered a
big cigar and liqueur brandy.
At Bix o'clock be dressed for dinner,
paying particular attention to his toilet. When he was ready he looked
at himself In the mirror; not so old,
not sr ugly—a trifle bald, perhaps.
He *-onderod If he told Carmen
that he loved her whether sbe would
believe him. He -id never said 'I
love you' to any woman.
Sitting down 'icfore th; telep'..-n
*e rang up the exchange and asked
for .tlbert Hall Mansions.
Also on Neck, Big Bare Spot on
Crown of Head, Cuticura Soap
and Ointment Cured.
308 chnplcau St., Montreal, Quo.—
•'When my brother and I went to school
wo got rltiKwornts from tlio other children
and our lialr alt fell out. Wo bad tlii'in on
our heads and on our necks. l*'or months I
had a hlg bare npot on the rrotvn of my head
tho sizo of a fifty-cant piece. Motbor tried
everything, alt kinds of ointment-*], to euro
OS but everything seemed no good until ono
day alio aaw an advertisement for Cuticura
Soap and Ointment. It wns Cuticura Soap
and Ointment that cured us." (Signed)
tin. M. Blake. May 31,1913.
Fergus. Ont.—"Cutlcura Poap and Ointment cumi'lcU-ly cured mo of a rush on my
hands. Tlior-Lsli was red llko vattirWLslers,
very itchy and sore. Scratching made them
■orcr. Tlio irritation wa3 bad at night. I
tried many remedies which did not do any
good. I used Cutlcura Soap a.*, a wash in
warm water night and morning wllh Cutlcura Ointment and In less than a week It waa
all Bono." (Signed) Mrs. Isabella Gibson,
May 22,1013. ,
Tho regular uso of Culk-iira Soap for toilet
and bath not only tends to preserve, purify
nnd beautify the skin, scalp, hair and hands,
but assists in preventing Inflammation, irritation and clogging of t lie pores, tho common
cati3o of pimples, blackheads and other unwholesome conditions of tho skin. Culi-
JcHra Soap and^ OinflnCTil aro sold by
-tWiggMs and dealers everywhere. For a
liberal free sample of each, with U2-j>. book,
send post-card to Potter Drug a. Chem.
Corp., Dept. D, Boston. lT. S. A.
Nearly ;,. week had alinped away
since Sir Georjjp Hfitherlnston's return
to Jranby Hall fro* i London. The
vlllago had welccmrj hia recpoear-
ance in ita ^idst ami mad- up Its mind
hat he had returned to settle elo*-*'!.
for good and all. How the news got
about that he was in lovo with Col-
«1 Mehon's beautiful daughter and
ntended to marry her and malf* her
mistress of Cranby, lt is difficult
say. Desire was do* btless father to
the thought; it wis what The good pe*
pie of Cnnby desired. There was
no one more nopuW than Peegv Ir.
the whole country. Sho personally
know every man, woman nnd hild.
was interested in their iffairs and
they all loved hn\ With Peggy as
lady of the manor, a new era of prosperity and happiness would be vouch-
safer" to Cranby
The gossips started with: if orly
Sir George would .'all In love with
Miss Peggy! A little later it became
I've heard tliat Sir George is in love
and that Miss Ppggy has pta^tienllv
accepted him.' Now the whole vil*
nge knew, or thought it > lew that
their marriage was only a mat'er
time. Of course the first person 'o
ho questioned was Dr. Murray. Who
should know hette**- than he? Th
gossips little uris°d what cruelty
they were inflicting on the hanl-^vork-
ing practitioner who had fondly
irpjimed that PegsV we'd one day be
his wife. He could - ly rpply that
he new nothing about it. liut
thou, i he fcus'iT. dewn the jer.iousy
which burned ir his hveast for his
rich rival, ye* Tie ('readft) 1 uncertain
ly soured him and . ."-i" bim hitter nnd
all the foolish things that were said
and the pitying looks !hc* *v3rp sometimes cast at him, rankled in his
He hud more or less patched u;** hli
quarrel with Peggy, .lit they had drifted apart n d the barrier of nnreqnite1.
love divided them. They met ' \
quaintances rather than friends. rie
was cold and she wjif kind; and—
kindness from tbe woman one loves
—there is nothing moro difficult to
Murray had hoped that on &r
George's return to the Hall, thingi
would come to \ crisis. He himself
stood aside watching and waiting hut
he uoticed with surprise that nothing
Hetherington apparently avoided
Pegg; He spent his mornings riding round his estatj w h the old bail;
iff; in the afternoon he s gen rally
shut up in his study working.
Aye.   He'-**;   in   love   right   enough!
ie village blacksmith said. Sure sign
! love when a man starts moping, al-
lough be ain't like an Hetherington.
.v wns a look, a kiss and the wedding
hells with them ,n IK past.
The things whhh were said had
even reached Hetherington's eai'3 and
bad doubled his 'ni-sery, making him
fefl sick and ashamed- He had come
lo ^ay {good-bye to tae woman he
loved; he could not do so without telling I."!* nt Iflast part of the truth, confusing that lie wa» already married.
He did not believe hat he was a coward any moro tlmv he could force
hiuuielf to believe (ha he was a Murderer It was 1101 cult to find courage not only to destroy the last my
(if hope to which he clung, but at the
same lime to stab 'hr girl wha wns
more than life to him.
(To be Continued)
Good night, said Staylate, I have
enjoyed myself immensely Now, next
Sunday nlf.ti I —er—expect to pass
your house, und	
Thnt Aill be nice. Good night!
And she shut the do t.
Whezdisi* Is Well Nametf
Glbbs—Did you succeed  in raising
the other ten you needed to pay your
Dibbs—Hang it all, no! I boned
Wheedler for it, but before 1 could
get away from him he'd borrowed the
ten 1 had got from you.
Scared Him
Wc are not surprised that a man
gets ne;*vo-s at his own wedding. It
is probably the first time he ever
saw ali the oJde'q kin lined up.
W. N. U   684
Bouncer--C.li you tel! me when loiter -s like Irish chil'ren?
Pcdger—No, five It up.
,    Bouncer—Why. when it Is made into
(little Pete, of COurflO
Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cut out cathartic* and purgatives.   Tbey trrn
bratal-harsh-unnrcesiary. Try
Purely vegetable,
gently on the liver
eliminate b.l-e-.ur.d
soothe thedcli-
of the bowel
Are ton.
mess, —r-**** 	
&* Htsdmctrt §mi trniigttlien, as MtflioM feet*.
Small Pill, Small Doie, Small Price,
Genuine must far Signature
Chicago physicians declare that
there la altogether too much surgery.
An argume-t for homeopathic surgeons, as It wero.
Highbrow discussions of children ot
play are easily reducible to a very
short sentence: Let cm play.
Your Hat, What's Your Hurryf
A flippant young *voman retnarlts
that her father can turn ou. bachelors
a great deal rit'lcltcr than any college
and ho doesn't 1o it bv degrees, she
Bays. Hi- begins the Kraduaton ex-
ercsps promptly at 11 p.m.. and they
are always flttBhed two ro' utes later.
A schoolbo; honti for the holidays
wlsl.-'ng to itiSntr:* his little sister
with awe '»r his learning pointed to
a .itf.r and said:
No, 'tain'.! said hia sisle.
Do you see that little ittnilnary? It
ts bigger than this wide world.
Yes. It b, returned tho youthful scholar.
Then, why is lt that it d*-n't keep
off lhe rain? w-.c the triumphant re-
Native—mossing* on Mr. Carnegie
sir. He gave us that lino free public
library, sir.
Strnneer^I am glad vou appreciate
i . Yon don't look like a reading
man  ->ither.
Native—I iln't. str. but I've got the
lob of looking after lho building, sir.
Minard's Liniment   Cures   Gamut   In
A Pill that '-ove. I'< Value.—Thoro
nf weak stoma'il will Bnt' strength
in ? -Hee'*' Vegetahlt P'lls. he*
cnupr thev serv*. t" maintain the
■■eaHbfn* action of lhe rtr-inch nnd
'he Ib.or. 'rgii|aTl''**-t '- which are
m*>. dlstreR.nlttg. Ttvpnentlcs are
*>*nlt *,p«„*at,.lf.d with them and vnhie
them st the!*.* nroner worth The\
havr* nffnrde' rell'f when other pre
narat'ona hav- failed, nnd have ef
fnrte'l cures In •,iltn'*nts of long
standing where other medicines wer°
'nitnd unavailing.
Fan-*y ynu grumbling about vour
fond! t thought von sai.l that your
hfti'selrftcrrr recked r.n wel'*'
YeB, but i married her and now we
keep a cook.
I'm tlie family doctor.
nut I tho'ch*. ypu wero a veterln
an* surgeont
Sn I Ml. Hut fien. you see. their
family consist" of a l*Venc terrier
t* St   Beruart'. and *•• Chlno.to poodlo
Court Hume-*
Judge—Have vou ever cesn the prisoner at tlu '.inr?'
Witness—Never, your honor; bnt
I have seen iim when I be*'*? strongly
inspected he bau bee** at It.
Marconi's word carries 2,100 m!l°s.
Moro than tbat. lt carries conviction
Many People Deceived   by   Tea   and
We like to defend our Indigencies
and habits even though we may be
convinced of iheir actual harmfulness
A man can convince himself that
whiskey is good for him on a cold
morning, or beer on a hot summer day
when he wants lhe whiskey or beer.
It's the same with tea and coffee.
Thousands of people suffer headache
_..d nervousness year after year but
try to persuade themselves tho cause
snot tea or coffee—becat. they like
While yet a child 1 commenced using coff.*e ant" continued I*." writes a
Western man. "tirti'. I was a regular
coffee fiend. I drank It every morning and In consequence had c blinding
'lul.ich,* netrly ovei    afternoon"
Tea Is just as injurious because It
contains caffeine, tlie same drug found
In enffeo.
My fnlks thought It, was coffee that
ailed mo, but I liked it nnd would not
a'mlt it was the cause of my trouble.
bo I stuck to coffee anl tho headaches
stuck to mo.
Finally, the folks stopped buying
coffe** and brought homo some Postum. They made It right (directions
on pkg.l and tnld me to seo what difference It would make with my head,
and during that flrst week on Postum
my old affliction did not bother me
once. From that day to this we have
used nothing hut PoEtum in place of
coffee—headaches trc a thing of the
fast and tho whole family ts in One
Postum looks good, smells good,
tastes good, is gjoj, and does good to
lhe while bidy."
Name giv-tn by Canadian Postum
Co. Windsor. Ont. Read "The Road
to Wellville," In oi-tg-.
Postum now c.onu*3 in two forms:
Reoular Pcsiutr—must be bolle-d.
. iRstajit Pp|*t*-.m~Is H soluble powder." ' A~easpoonful dissolves qu'cltly
in a cup of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makea a delicious beverage
instantly.   Groc* rs sell both kinds.
"There's a i.eason" for Postum.
/Vha* He Knew
Everything depended on the testimony of one particular witness, and
cf this the barrister was duly con
New, be eald, staking a linger
wartaingly, we want to bear Just what
you know—not what you tblnk, not
what you have heard, or —'.at someone else knows, but just what you
yourself know.     Do you understand?
The witness brightened visibly, and
by a happy smile showed th*-t be fully
Well, sir. he began, it was like this
ere. Old BU' Grubbs said to me that
Thomas John's wife—at a_y rate, so
he heard from Von-. Payne—told Sid
Lewis's best girl fiat her husband—
The witness got no further. For a
minute it seemer that nothing could
Eavo the judge from an apoplectic fit
Happily he just managed to control
himself. The witness was ordered to
p'and down,     *. the case proceeded.
He Knew ail About It
The counsel for tho defence in a
case of assauit was questioning a wit.
ness for tlie prosecution. Now, you
say you saw the quarrel betwoen the
two men?
Yes. replied tho man who happened
to bo a carpenter.
How far away from tbem were you?
Just four yards, two and one-half
What do yon mean? shouted the
lawyer. You don't mean to say that
you can measure* dlstanco that accurately with your eye?
No. said the carpenter quietly, but
I knew somo fool would ask me, so I
measured, it.
A 'shocker
A party of four, Just returning from
the theatre, called In at a fashionable
restaurant. The trim old maid who
was the guest of the evening was
charmed with everything—especially
the music.
While the waiter was standlnr by
th*. table, she nsked him t tlnd out
the title of the pie, ■* tl.e orchestra
were playing* And the waiter willingly agreed.
But other duties claimed him for a
time, and when he returned the lady
had completely forgotten 1 r requpst.
When he bent towaids her and softly
whispered something In her ear, ahe
recoilod in'horror.'
Then recovering trom the shock,
she turned cold, rekntlcn fury upon
the hapless man who waited.
How dare you! i'.ie cried. How
daro you! and It ook the terrified
waiter quite a time to explain why
he had merelv breathed the title of
the niece so softly.
What can 1 do to.make yon lovo me?
It was the hour of tho spelling lesson, and tho teacher was pronouncing tiie words while the small persons
In front of her laboriously wrote them
down. According to the usual custom, she cnlle for voltt-tto^rs to define each word as It war* written
Lunch. ,*he said. Now, who can
tell me whnt lunch moans?
There vas -\ lone period of silence
and then a han<  went up.
Well. Johnny you may teil us what
lunch Is.
A lunch. Raid Jon.iny, Is whnt you
bave for iimier when your father Is
Kerosene as a Drudjiry Llghtener
Few housekeeper** really appreciate
the **lc\nJ.ng properties of kerosene
A rag saturated wltb t will clean stationary wast'stards. bathtub.: and kitchen sinks. A little used In cold wafer to- wiping up floors will remove
the dirt and leave a nic polish. It Is
good for (loo's made of southern nine,
end it keeps them In "ocJ condition
Proport' **n. a tablespoonful to hnlf pail
of cold water. It Is* also excellent for
cleaning linoleums and can be used
either with or without wa.?r and in the
water for cl '.mir.g woodwork.
If It Is once tried bv a housekeeper
she ivill never he without a bottle or
can of it kept where It is accessible.
She war. a.gry and her face revealed* the fact.
What Is the matter, dear? said her
hntthanca. as he entered the kitchen.
.You s5e that? she replied vehem*
en'ly. as she raised a mixing bowl ln
which she had Just brokci an egg.
That Is the second bad egg I have
fount* today. I believe Jim Fletcher
keeps all the bad cues he gets In his
old Morn for mc!
Well, you shouldn't get angry about
It. Nellie, sali her husband soberly.
You ought to have more sympathy.
Sympathy! sho echoed. What do
you mean?    Sympathy for Jim Fletch-
No, for the eggs" 1 e replied. Think
how lor.g they must have been trying
to bo good.
Rules fer Good Teeth
If yon wis* to a*o'.d decay of tbe
teeth observe these rules:
To dill Iren up to two and a half
years of ago Ml starchy or sugary
food, except milk, should b* given in
a llrm, or fibrous form to stlmulat"
mast''.atlon. Brcv* and rusks should
never bo sj-a'-ed In milk.
If soft, "tarchy or sugjiry food; has
been eaten tho mouth and teeth should
he cleansed by food of a detergent na-
taiire. Thut*, fresh fruit should be
eaten after .'• Ilk puddings, Jam rolls.
cake. swe<?t crackers and bread, and
Three meals a dar.
Sweets, chocolate or crackers and
milk should never be taken between
meals or just before going to bed.
Plenty of Room at the Top
Knleker—There's plenty *.*f room a':
the lop.
Backer—Yes, but your wife lets you
have only the bottom drawer.
A  little in one's  pocket Is  better
than much in another man's purse.
S-nietl-net Lurkl.ei.dedr.ese
It ls often Impossible to distinguish
silence fro n wisdom.
Naturally!   •because lt '.i often the
same tblng
The High Calling of Motherhood
demands the utmost precaution in maintaining health at high efficiency.
It is doubly important and nothing in the world is
so needful as Scott's Emulsion, good cheer and
ine. Scott's Emulsion makes the blood
rich and pure. It contains the vital flesh-
building and bone-building properties
and insures abundant nourishment. It strengthens-the nerves
aud creates energy and vitality
during this period.
Expectant and nurainc mothers
ai waya need Scott's Emulaion.
Parisian Street Barbers
Tho Frel cl capital, like that of
China, hns its street barbers. *n
Palis the perambulating tinsorlnl'.'t
carries a little box containing the
usual outfit rf ,hc!r calling. Their
chief patrons are laboring men. The
street ' arber of Paris usually places
his customer upon tbe banks of the
Seine or in some srot aside from the
crowd, covers his kneei; with a newspaper and proceed to work. For
only 1 sou he will .-have a uJan, cut
his hair nnd generally Impart to him
a more or less Bmart appearance.
Theso barbers arc said to make
qulto a respectab't sum -*ven at the
small fee they charge.
Thi idea of dozing while I was
You were Mntjing a lullaby, -vere
Then I couldn't p.y r°ur art any
higher  compliment.
Thoughtful Husband,
She—Are you wearing those pretty
suspenders I gave you for your birthday. George?
He—No, 'ear, .' was afraid the nail
1 am using as a button would rust
A Caution
Darling, I will tell you in poetry of
burning meteor >liat you are tbe light
of my life.
Al. right, but don't do It with the
gas meter.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
aa mercury will lurely destroy tbe sense et emet
and completely deranse tlie whole .valem wber-
eatcrlas tt tliroua**! tlie mucoin eurtacea. Sucb
artlc „ fhoulj aever be Hard except on prcavrlp-
tlo'.B rom reputable pliy.lcuua, aa tbe dnmaate they
will do la ten told to thc Rood you can pouibly derive from Ihem. llall'a Catarrh cure, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney * t*o., Toledo, O.. comslna no mcr-
-ury and ta taken Interim.!*;*, acting dlrcetly upon
thc blood and miicnua .tirfacea of the .ytttetn. ID
buying Hall*, catarrh Cure be lure you set fiat
genuine. It la taken rMernially and made In 1*oleda
Ohio, by *■*. .t. Cheney ft Co, 'reallTnonla]** late*
Bold by t)rinre'"*a.  Price. 7*e. per bottle.
lake. Hall-a Family Pills tor eon-..!patV>0,.
EoSy   .Vo
ITe Miltterly,—-I sunpoti you con-
ajie'er It quit* n triumph to mnke a
font of a man?
She—Oh. dear no! A tilitiunh Is
■■*"»tM.« dime th.v was difficult of
Mattln" Connection
I.i:lcl.er—Llfo is haid.
Tl ompson—Yets, by ''to time your
•pother .stop-t tellhg you t. eat jam.
the     ctor begins.
A Great Art In Little
Is there really any art In conversing?
Of course; alwnys say small things
in a Mb way nnd bis things ln a small
Closed Door
Hans von Bttelow, ll.e pianist, at
one time posted on his door a notice
that wsb quite the London vein*
liefore noon, no1* recclvlLg. After
noon, o it.
Not t: be Caught
A certain patrol-wagon driver takes
great prldo in his horses, ar.d on a
nu'.tber or annual Inspectlu** has won
t, e prize tor tu: best-looking team.
As tho story goos. the Inspectoi of
the district Is in the .bi o' visiting
the barns and passing compliments en
the condition of tie stabler.
Tl.e particular man In question, during tho iatit summer, wias always certain of compliments, and his stable
left nothing to be desired lu tho way
of cleanliness. One day, as the Inspector wa.: taking a last look at the
premises, which eemet* spotlessly
neat and clean, he frowned.
His eye chauced tc full on a cobweb In a dim cornet of oni of ths
stalls. Tho torso-lover sa v the inspector's face change and also tbe
cause of it.
He spoko U3  -uickly:
I keep that there web, :nspcctor, he
said, to catch the tiles. The way
they torment that mare Is tomethlng
Steel Fjno
The great objection to the steel
pen wheu It first came Into general
use was Its I 'ness. Tboro was it
that 'give' and spring Jn the metal
pen which characterized the old fashioned goose qui;! p.u.
This was remedied, however iy
tho :lde splits wh!-* we e:j ln pens
today, and for itany years the method of slitting tlm per.3 by means of
a press was kept secret ty those famous penmnkjrr   Olllott and Mason.
Briefly the method of manufacture
of a steel pen today may ' described as followr: The blanks are
pierced and the 311U cut, after which
the pen requires t< be softened by
tnneallng. Then the" are raised
and hardened, ncoured with acid, colored, varnished and dried girls after
ward looking over the pens, throwing aside the faulty ones and packing the good ones into boxes ready
for sale-
Mlnard's Liniment Co.. Limited
Gentlemen.—T have used MIN-
AliO'S LINIMKNT from time to lime
for the past twenty years. It was recommended to me by a prominent physician of Montreal, who called it the
'great Nova Scotia Liniment.' tt
does the doctor's work: it Is particularly good in cases of Rheumatism ant *
Yours truly.
Chartered Accountant.
Halifax, N.S., Sept. 21, 1905.
Good Train Service
Talk of trains and one Is reminded nf the perfect l!ne. Read of this
service and applaud, The trnirs
come ln to tho minute "r go out
i the minute. The ofllclaln are In*
telligent nnd polite, the carriages are
good. Kvery station has Its Wattt.Uk
rnnm. wlier** vou moy sit and read
nnd drink a cun of coffee that Is not
only hot and fresh, but Is recognizably tbo rroduet o." the berry. It
is Impossible to travel In the wrong
train. It is ve- dlfflcu'.' no'r to get
out at the r'"ht rtatlon. Tbe fares
are very reasonable. The time table.*! nre models of clarity. No, f • ■
references Is to to railway In-the
•=nuth of Eng'-uid. It 1- Mr. B. '■'.
Lucas* summary of the good pnlnta
of the train -.or. Ice of tbe lappy Hollander!
Asthma Victims. The mnn or woman subject to asthma Is Indeed s
victim. What can be more terrifying
than to snddmly be seize,! with pai*
otysr.is of choking whlih seems to
falrl- threaten tho exhtence of life)
Itself. Front sio' a condition Dr.
.ID Kel')gg's Asthma Remedy has
brought iaiany tr completely restored health and happiness. It It
known and prii*. d in every section ot
this '.iroad land.
Hie KlniJh
' A politician was describing at tha
club the death of a rival.
Yes, .ones Is dead, he said, and
with a chuckle he .-eld his glass up
to the ligbt. '"es. Jonoc la dead. He
slipped on the parquetry floor of hli
jfttty and killed himself.
Vlie politic; • -rtivo I** loud laugh.
The*, he adde*';
A hardwood finish, th?
The train struck the man did It rott,
nsked tho lawyer o; the engineer at
the trial.
It did. sir, eald the engineer.
Was the mat. on the track, air'
thundered the lawyer.
On the traek' asked Iho engineer.
Of course he was. Np engineer
worthy of his job would -a* his-trala
Into tho woods after a man, sir.
The Explanation
Mother (reprovingly)—Wben I wni
young. Klr'1 never thought of doing
the things they do today.
Daughter—Well, that's why tbey
didn't do them.
Rov. Calle; - Well, Mrr. Mangles,
tnd Is the good mr.n any better?
Mrs. Mangles- Oh, yes, sir. 'E's
nearly all **lght agent again sir. 'BI
don't say 'Is prayers no more i %
night, now, sir.
-To Women-
Seeking Health and Strength
For those ills peculiar to women Dr. Pierce ™
recommends his' 'Favorite Prescription" as Rt
B   ,	
™ A medicine prepared by regular graduated physician of unus-
Bual experience in treating woman's diseases—carefully adapted
to work in harmony with the most delicate feminine constitution.
BA11 medicine dealers bave sold it with satisfaction to customer* for the past 40 years. It is now obtainable In liquid or
B sugar-coated tablet form at the drug store—or send M one-cent
stamp* for a trial box, to Buffalo.
mmm Every woman nay write fully and coDlUentially te Dr. Pa-eree,
Invalida' Hotel ud Snrtieal Institute, Buffalo, N. Y., and may b«
sore that bar ease will receive careful, eoaseiantaefis, eoBfldeatlal
eotaaiderataoa, and that experienced saMkal advice will be fivaa
to ber ahsainMy tree.
Dr. Plate*'* fttmant fovea rasnmltti ttrtdinaigtrratettasntmh, lit-.
er **tH,mtl, S*t*vt****, tux* granalee ***y to toh* *t candy.
Jour Mfo'a In Tour Hand! Read
Tour Own Future! Bend Postal Note 25
cents and stamped addressed envelope
to Crescentlo. tbe well known scientific palmist who will mail you chart
from which you can read yo • own future. It will fully describe your paat
and ftittiro life and it can be a constant
guide In Ufa. CRESCENTIA, 8, Stobart
Block, Winnipeg.
A  Nocturnj
All was darkness tn tbe basement
leaning against the wall stood a bicycle. Presently the sound of conversation  waa  distinctly  audible.
Don't you tblnk the lubricator and
the oil are getting   pretty    thick?
murmured  the  sproket.
i    No, replied the pedal.     The lubrl*
[ tutor seems to be lull late witb the
That's what I thought, aald the
saddle, but I get sat on If -. say anything.
I think the lamp and the oil would
make a good r>."Jr, tdded the sprocket.
Yes, except that the lamp smokes,
and goes out at nights, whispered the
That's why I spoke or tho oil. Wbat
the lamp needs Is a good match.
Well, If there's going U be a wedding, aald tho bell, IT! tirnlah the
Then the conversation ceased and
not even a wheel spoke.
Best Liniment ol All
Destroys Every Pain
But Never Burns
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Loss Costly Alternative
Doctor—You should take three   or
four eggs dally for a month to build
you up.
?atleut—But doctor, I cannot afford
Doctor—Weil, then, you must take
a trip to Europe.
Miller's Worm Towders will eradicate the worm evil that bears so heavily on children and Is believed to cause
many fatalities. They are an acceptable medicine to children and can be
fully lelied upon to clear the food
channels thoroughly of these destruct*
lvo parasites and restore the inflamed
and painful surfaces So health fulness.
They are nn excellent remedy for
these evils.
An Vnhapp. Mistake
During the Christmas morning service at a country ch rch the organ*
1st was much hara—od because the
organ blower kept working the lever
noisily after he had finished playing.
This spoilt the effett of his Christmas
music and he .as specially annoyed
as a famous preacher ha,' tome down
from London to preach (or the occasion. •
After a particularly loud 'lever Interlude, be hastily scribbled a note to
the offender and sect lt round by a
choir boy, who, mlsunderr'-ndlng his
instructions, put it into the handa of
the preacher just as he was about to
enter tho pulpit.
The note was as foliors:
Perhaps you will kindly stop whet
I tell you to The people have come
here to hear my music and not your
Prophecies for 1B14
Mme de Thebes, the palmists and
prophetess, has given out her forecasts (or 1914, the Paris correspondent of the Chronicle states. She
says that the year wlll be fertile in
scientific discoveries.
Thero will be serious threats of
war, and sensational changes in Germany's  Institutions.
There ts to be a terrlbb flood cat*
astroplio In Kngland. and a new Monarchist government in  Portugal.
"How thankful we sre tj get hold of
such a wonderful household remedy
as Nerviline," wrltei Mrs. B. P. La.
montagnc from her homo near Wetas-
kawln, Alberta. "In this faraway
section, [ar away (rom a doctor or
druggist, every family needs a good
supply of llnlme.it. Nerv.llne Is the
best of all. It destrjyc every pain,
but never burns. We use Nerviline
In a score of ways. If it's rheumatism, aching back, pain lr the side, sciatica or stiff neck,—you can laugh at
them if you have lots ot Nert'jllne
handy. Tor earache, toothache or
cramps I don't think anything could
act more quickly. For a general all-
round pain remedy I can think of nothing more valuable and speedy to
cure than Nerviline."
The above letter Is convincing—lt
tells how reliable and trusty this old-
time remedr ls. Ner nine for forty
years has been a household word ln
Canada. Scarcely a home ln Canada
you can (Ind wtthont Nortlllne. Every
community has Its living examples of
the wonderful -tiratlve properties of
Nerviline which will cure pains andj
aches anywhere ln he Joints or mus-j
cies. It's penetrating, soothing,
warming and safe for young and old
to use. Cet the large 50c. family size
bottle; It's tho most economical. Small
trial size 25c. at any dealer's any-,
Among things that made the old
■ashioned w,n et en**u**;*i*l6 was th..
l.d (tabio'aied wool*.-n tick that 'lie old
fas) ioned woiupi. kna ■** how to knit-
Obeyed Orders
Wife—Didn't * ou hear me ask you
for $10?
Husband—I  did.
Wife—Then why do you give me
only $5?
Hujband—Because you    told    me
yesterday to behave only halt what
An Interesting 8ern.cn
The accustomed gentleman attend
ed the church se.vlce. And after It
was over the pastor* hasten *> down to
shake hands. I liked your sermon
Immensely! said tbe new attender,
having been nidged by his wife. I
am moro thru pleased, beamed the
parson. Wblch part did you llko
lest? That part wher.- I dreamed
I had a million dollars! said the new
member ere his wife had a chance to
nudgo him again
Two may live ou  what one :-iay
spend foolishly.
She Wu So IU— Restored to
Health by Lydia E. Pink"
hain't Vegetable
Pentwater, Mich. - "A year ago I wai
Tory weak and tbe doctor said I had a
I serious displacement I had backache aud bearing
down pains so bad
that I could not sit
in a chair or walk
across the floor and
I was in severe pain
all the time. I felt
discouraged as I had
taken everything 1
could think of antl
was no better. I
began taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and now I am strong
and healthy."—Mra. Alice Darling,
K.F.D. No. 2, Box 77, Pentwater, Mich.
Read WhatAnothorWomnn says:
Peoria, 111.—"I had such backaches
that I could hardly stand on my feet. I
would feel like crying out lots of times,
and had such a heavy feeling in my right
aide. I had such terrible dull headaches
every day and they would mako me feel
to drowsy and sleepy all the time, yet I
eould not sleep at night.
"Afterl had taken Lydia E.Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound a week I began to
improve. My backache was less and
that heavy feeling In my side went
•way. I continued to tak* the Compound and am cured.
" You may publish this if you wish."
—Miss Clasa L. Gauwitz, K.R. No. 4,
Box 62, Peoria, III.
Such letters prove the value of Lydia
E. Pinkham'* Vegetable Compound for
woman'a '"-    T**» don't you try itT
He Stayed iu
A capital story Is told by Senator
Tillman of the United States, who
once piloted a plain farmer constituent around the Capital and then conducted him tc the Senator gallery,
whero he left him. After an hour or
so the visitor approached the gallery
doorkeeper and said: My name !s
Swate. I am a friend of Senator Tillman. He b-ougbi me here, and I
want to gj out and lo* k around .- bit,
I thought I would tell yoi: so I could
get back In. That's all right, sail
the doorkeeper, but In order to prevent any mUtak* I wil! give you the
password so you ean get your seat
again. What' the word? Mr. Swate
asked. Idiosyncrasy. What? Id*
iosyncrasy! I guess I'll stay in, said
Anythlnc to Oblige
A number of children (rom the
slums b( Manchester were being entertained to a Christmas d-'rner. A
hearty n.eal waa thoroughly enjoyed
and when the healthy appetites of the
little ones had been satlsfeu each was
asked to sinj or gl.* a ecitation. All
went well until- it came to Billy
Brown's turn.
Come now. Billy, we • >uld like to
hear you sing, said t. lady encouragingly. Aftet a motnert's pause the
young guest answered:
I can't sing, m   lady';
Then what can you do?
Well, replied Billy Brown, getting
up and preparing to tak» off his toat
I aren't UBeter singing or n-speaktng
much, mum, but I'll tl tt cLy' of the
other kids In the room.
Obedient Youngster—Mother, may I
Parent—Yon know that yjJ
not talk at the table.
May I not say just o.i> thin*;?
No, my boy.    When yo i- lather has
read his paper you may speak
Father reads through Ms paper and
says kindly:
Now, William, wha.. ls It?
I only wanted to say that the water
pipe in thu batl rccm bad burst
Pluck In Defeat
A recent Socialist candldato said of
his defeat:
At any rate we pat up, we Socialists, a brave if hopeless fight. And
now, in our defeat, we r.ro **s cheery
as the traveler. He '.ought a ticket
and then, going out on the platform,
Ht.w soon does the train start?
Why, there she gt es now, snld a sta*
tlon hand. You havo just missed
Th j traveler leapt on to the line and
set out In p.irsuit of tlto train with all
his might. But In .wo or three mln-
utes ho came trudglug back over tbo
A laughing crowd had gathered, and
the station hand •.aid:
Well, did you catch het?
No, said tho traveler, but by jingo
I mado her puff.
In an allusloi. to the domestic cat
the school superlnt ndenl bc ltl to tbe
little boy.
Now, Tommy, tell its the name of
the animal wlilc* when all the ' ouse
Is dark and everybody Is as! op. co. les
creeping softly and silently upstairs!
Fa-her! said Tommy promptly.
Overheard After School
What's the ma'.ter. Tommy?
Oh, I'm tired of school. I'd like to
go to bed for a week.
Why, how's that?
Well, you see, I am In a very awkward position. I was next to the boy
nt the 'lottOF of the class—and he's
Good night, snld Staylate. I have
enjoyed myself Immensely. Now, next
Sunday nlj-l.t I— er—export to pass
your house, and	
That #111 be nice. Qood night!
And she shut the du i.
Here, sir, sal. the antique dealer,
displaying a huge i word to r clerical
looking collector, eier see anything
more Interesting tha* that? That
ls Balaam's sword.
But. my good man, that cannot be.
said tlu dominie. Ba'.iam never had
a sword.     He enly wished for one.
Quite right, nir. said the dealer.
This Is thi ono ho wished for!
Two colored men boug.a * piece of
pork, and Sam having no place to put
his share, trusted tt to Hr.r*y's keep-)"*,
Ing. They met the nex night and
Henry said: A mos' strange thing
dono happen at mah house las' night,
Sam.   All mystery to me.
Wha  dot?
Well Sam. explained Henry solemnly, dls mnwnln' I go diwn In co
cellai for to git a pleco of hawtr fo'
breakfas' an' I put my ban' down In de
brine an' feels 'rou.i, but day ain't np
po'k dar—t'l gone: sr 1 t.i'n up do
bnr'l, an' Sam, sho' as preachln' de
rats had done et a hole cl'tr de hot*
torn nf dat bar'i an' dragged d- meat
all out!
Sam was petrified wlt'i astonish-
men: for a moment and then said:
Why didn't do brine run out   de hole?
Well, yc' see, Sam, replied Henry,
dat's de my«''.*y.
Has   Splendid   Year.   Quick   Assets
Over Thirty (our per Cent ef
* ™0 Forty-Ninth Anni*.. Report of,
"'e "J***** Banl of Canada approved byJ
tbe Shareholders at thtlr annual meeting belt la W'aaipoa, on December 17.,
U the best h the history of the Bank.
The net p.-ofits (or tbe year after
making the usual deductunr (or expenses o( management ani making
fu.l provision (or bad .tut* doubtful
deb'.3 amounted io 1760,035 or 144.000
more than was earned I*. 1912. Other
evidences of progress r.re shown by a
further esanlnet on of the Bank's
stat.* ment The note circulation
throughout the year increased from
■14,. 00.000 to *6.-*00.000. Deposits
gained from 155.600,000 to *f*-'4,500.000.
The rest ..ccount was Increased by
■1100.000, mak.ng It $3,400,000. Current Loans increased from $46,000,000
to $46.100,00, while total insets show
the large gain of $11,300,000 new
standing at $80,766,532.
A jtrlklng   fea.t.re   of   the   Bank
Statement is found In a further examination of lhe asstts.   The Bank possesses an unusually large amount ot
gold, Dominion Notes nnd other quickly available assets—these amounting
to $„i,C55,000 at compared wltb $22,*
190,000 for tho previous vear.     This
policy of maintaining a largo proportion of the assets in a form easily
convoked into cash ls a characteristic of this Eank and the present holdings of nearly twenty Beven and three
quarter .nllllon3 bear a high proportion of the Bank's total liability to the
public.     The fact that deposits increased du-lng tho -ear also calls (or
comment as during .he past-year there
were unusual demands (or funds nnd
deposit, rs were more inclined to withdraw funds    than to increase their
holdings.     The fact that deposits Increased Is an indication of the Increased confidence to the part o' the public
In tho managem-nt of the Bank.   The
Bank on Its side has been doing Its
full share in catering to the business
needs of the communitlei in which Kb
branches are locator*.   During the vear
the current loans show an Increase of
I1.iR0.000 while loans    nd discounts
outs'de of Canada amount .o $1,640,-
000 or more than dotiUo that Bhown
for the previous vear.   The Bank has
now on deposit In Ihe Central  Gold
Reserve $1.SOO too while "t total assets hnve attained the very large sum
of sgO.766.0Or in Inc.-e: se ot over 111.-
(OO.nno during tlu year.    The address
of Mr. John Gait.   President   of   the
Hank   was   m able siimnsrv of the
conditions prevni'l-g In Canada  dnr-
Ine tha vear.     In fno eoitrBe of his
rddros, r,n touched on the trend of
trade during the year, th * crons   the
Increnaed Imnnr-anee of mixed farming and brleflv revhw. tl tin various
"rest  batle Inrt.irfles In the  several
Provinces.   The    Genera.     M«n*>e*er.
Mr. O  H.   Balfour.   In   hla   address
noln'ted nut Hint th-> Ban! has now a
total <af SU) hran.-his.      He alio Inn],
■cession to remark on Ihe excellent
•"anner In which tbe railway romnan-
les  had   handled  the  WeRtern   grain
cron.     The old loard   of   Directors
was re-electee nnd nt   a   suhsenttent
meettnn* of the Poard. Mr Wm   Price
wns ele-icd Honorary President. Mr.
.To.tn flair, President, nnd Messrs   li.
Pllev and O. H.   Thomson,   Vice
Hamilton.Ont      Wo Rust
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Ne ethtr Waohkosrala Have ths
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This patentee process eliminates
tho danger of torn llnana-ths
abuaa of hands—tno unpleasantness
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It assures comfort one economy te
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a Vastly [teller Ft
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Slnirter Preparations
Little Willie had been permitted to
enter the 'ckroom to view the small
stranger who had arrived a few days
before. He loo' id the llttl one over
with the dlrapp-oval i .turn! to a deposed monarch. The nurse brought
out the baby's bathtub and filled it
with water. Then she started unwinding the baby's ..uter shell, preparatory
to bathing lt, while Willie stood by
watching the procedure wltu Interest.
.Suddenly the light uf understanding illumined bis face, and he rushed to the
Hey Sis, he shrill d down the stairs.
Come on np quick. They're going to
drown lt.
Va.  N.   Ua
1,'iry time a young mother reals a
descrlptio- of thi eugenic bnty th*.-
I'ltrlts a reporter has t-en Interviewing her Infant   '•**"- . >   wat. out
Why do you object to vaccination''
asked the busy mag'stra'. *>, Bharply, of
the applicant foi au exemption certificate,
It's a matter of conscience, sir, was
the reply,
At that moment the clf't whispered
t, the trrea*    .:> on the bench:
Ah! salt* his worship, I am Inform
er tha you have a hrolh r In the
police force. Now. does ho oh'ect to
having his   children  vncclnited?
Nl'. sir.
Ve.*y well, If vaccination la not
against your brother's conscience, why
shoiihl It he .eainst yjurn?
Well, you see, sir. t doesn't exactly fellow. Bill, na yiu'ra talking nbout,
got neither children nor coniclenco.
He got his certificate.
Did you como out well on Christmas
W ■lie'*' asked ''O Suuda- School
Yes'm. I got more than any ot my
brothers ard Blstera, repll ' Willie Jit-
Indeed!   Ho*.v did tha' happen?
I got up two hours before th j did.
Camels In Water
The camel Is abiut the only animal
that, cannot lwtm. It Is an extraordinary fact that the moment trie ungainly c-eature loses Its footing In
a stre. lt tnrm> over and makes no
effort to save Its**-!! from drowning.
It Is a long, tedious fight for the
unfortunate fever victim, and when
the critical point has beer passed there
a-e weeks ard months required to get
the strength btlilt up.
The digestive organs nre usually
■seak and the app°tite fickle. Enough
food '■ isken to sustain life, hut the
body remi-tns weak, and "n slight ex*
ertlon the hreai't Is shor;, and you
are   astly fatigued.
I'nder these conditions Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food Is a-wonde-ftil holp, bo-
cause It contain:* In condensed and
enslly-asslmllnted form tho very elements which go to enrich lhe blooa
and make muscles firm and strong.
The ne'ves w lieh rnntrol tho ill*
pestlve fluids of the stomach nre revi
tallzed. dlcesllon Is Improved, tlie appetite Is sharpened, and tho tedious
convalescing perUnd is greatly shortened.
After snendl**g a fsw weeks last
year at a watering place, where he
took his dally swim In the open air
pool of warm sulphur water, n llttlo
follow wns this v >nr at the seaside. In
his tiny bathing suit ho gized out over
the vnBt oce.it. In silence.
Thet he protested; I'm nr' golnat In.
Dat ain't water for boys; dat's for
Pertlr.cri Query
Teacher (describing her encounter
with  a trt'tnpl—And  then  1   fainted.
Utile Jeffries—Wi1 yer left or wi'
yer right, ma'am?
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Reconciled to the Masculine Fate
Little Willie twbo bas an inquiring
mini')—Papa, what is meant by bowing to the inevitable?
Mr. Henuypeck—Politely saluting a
suffragette, my -on.
quickly atopa courha. curea colds, and heala
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A Modern Climax
No! cried the fair young thing, as
she gently but firmly resisted the kisa
of her ardent suitor. I nm not afraid
of microbes, hut of your crobes! And
he never darkened her door f.galn!
What's the shape of '.he earth? risk-
Perhaps one reason why tho Bag
lish sparrow flirts his tall so saucily .a
because lt isn't long enough for an
Two wretched looking tramps were
brought up before a justice o. the
peace. Addressing the wont looking
one, the otiBtice daid:
Waere do you live?
And where do you llvo': Bald the
'ustice addressing th, other.
1'vo got the room above ll.il.
He 8*or.e Once
George—When wero you a leading
Jack—When the company had to
walk back 'rom Chicago.
Mln-trd's Linemen*. Curej Colds, Eto.
Slight Omission
I thought you said ho was a man of
Excuse mo, I left off tho adjective.
What adjective?
are the Standard of the
Clr.hlelgh nt midnight—My wife Is
very 111. and the doctor caj« she muBt
•:<   no sudden  shock.
Clinton—Then what are you doing
hen* at ;h • c'ub at till, hour?
Clublelgli—I am afraid to go home
before the usual timo lest 1 glvo her
a shock.
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Father will splash around two feet
of watei and -u-n a good suit of
clothes to save articles I a stranger's house during a 30-cent fire. But
if the can under the Ice-box fl°wa i migh'ty° big
over he wlll go upstairs and wakei
mother so sbe can come down and I -    --
mop it up.
\A*hen does a chair resemb'.. s lady's
dress?     Who., it ts ST.. in. |
What paradox may often be found j
in e flower garden?    A whlto p'nk.
What Is that which has neither flesh I
nor bone, yet ht" '*•nt** nnuer- and a|
thumb"      '   >'*
ert the teacher, calling suddenly upon ({<.„,$ t0 the use of mnn. Thousands
"'""" can testify as to its pow>r 1   allaying
pain, and many thousands more ran
certify that they owe tholr health to
it. Its wonderful power lo not expressed jy its cheapness.
Willie. ^^^^^^^^^^^
How do you know It's round?
All rlg.it, -laid Willie: It's square
then. I don't want to star any argument about i.
The telephone la a great boon.   It
enables  many a small man to taia
Is there an. good reason why
should give you 5 cents" nsked the
well dressed elderly man of the youth
who accosted him.
Well, said the small boy as he retired f.om the danger **o:ie. If 1 had
a nice ulgh ha' like yours I v otild not
want It soaktd will r. snowball.
Undoubtedly a Tip
Waa lt a genulno tip Itawson gave
you on the sto-tk market? *"
I guess it was: It made mo lose my
WheetJIer Is Well Named
Olbbs—Uld you succeed ln raising
the other ton you nooded to pay youf
Dlbbs—Hang It all, no!     I boned
Wlioedler for It. but before I could
net nwny from him ho'd borrowed the
ten 1 bad got from you.
Didn't I tel. you the tst time yoi
wero here, said the magistrate sternly to tho prisoner who hud colobratod
not wisely bur too well, thnt 1 never
wanted you to come before me a:*..ln.
Ye:., sir, but I couldn't mako th*
policeman bellcvo It.
So you've brokon with Jt.ck.
I thought be loved you stiii.
He did.     But be said I was stIO
too B*.ld*.m.
The average man may have musla
In hit soul but his voice Bpolls It.
First married man—Is there ever aa
occasion when everything at your dla>
ner table ls stone-*o'd?
Second married man—No, not cver*f
thing. We always manage to have a
heated argument.
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Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
Edward W. Bickle, Edit*:::.
! inscription: Sl."it). payable In advance,   Advertising Rates furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication oi any letter.
S.-XTURDAY, MARCH 7,  1914.
Public intelligence all over the Dominion is quickening to
the recognition of the fact that the natural resources, and,
as such, the property of the people, through the Crown
under conditions which will not be burdensome to particular
industries. Mr. Ross claimed that the fundimental principle
of the bill is its recognition of the profit-sharing principle.
the~ profits being shared by the holders of timberlands with
the government from which they hold them: in other words
the right of the people of British Columbia to share in the
prosperity of the lumber industry while at the same time
giving to that industry reasonable stability of tenure. In
compliance with these two principles, claims Mr. Ross, the
bill has been framed.
i* ,r.O-tility1' *' i}- ****)L*».J"*Sffl*»©L*" HSS* f Ss tin tttra £15,-. ssftjj* c*
Widespread interest has been shown in the Timber Roy
alty bill introduced by the Hon. William R. Ross, Minister,
nf Lands. Newspapers all over the American Continent
and many in the United Kingdom published despatches in
which a feature was made of the recognition of the profit-
sharing principal in handling public timber resources.
The New York Times in a lengthy editorial under the
caption of "Profits for Governments" compliment the Hon.
Mr. Ross on the idea.   The New York paper said:—
"The British Columbia Minister of Lands last week introduced a bill providing for a Government regulation of prices
on lumber from the public property, and fixing the royalties
to be paid by those working the timber lands in proportion
to the prices. The lumbermen are said to approve the
idea, and the Government expects eventually to get $2,500,
000 annually, while retaining the land from which the timber is taken.
"It is singular that the idea of associating prices and
profits from the proceeds of public resources has been so
tardy in arriving. Hitherto the problem has been attacked
from the point of reducing the excess of profits of such exploitation by taxation. That only makes the product more
costly to the consumer, without reducing the profit to the
"It is not too late to profit from the example of Canada."
"Praise for Mr. Ross and the new royalties," is the head
under which several newspapers reprint an editorial from
lhe Mail and Empire of Toronto referring to the new bill
introduced by the Minister of Lands.
The Toronto Mail and Empire says:- "The magnificent
forest areas of British Columbia are a heritage the people of
that province ought to watch oyer most carefully. Few
provinces or states are so bountifully endowed. The timber
should be regarded, as for as practicable, as a trust to be
administered for the general benefit, not mainly as offording
opportunity for privileged exploitation. Because, perhaps
the timber resources of the continent have been thought in*
i xhaustible-a sadly mistaken view-this principle has never
properly imbedded itself- as a matter of cardinal policy-
in the public mind, either in the United States or in Canada.
'I he output from public or Crown lands under lease has
letn taxed by the several governments, but without any
restrictions upon the price charged. The consequence has
been, naturally, that the users of lumber have had to pay
the government taxes, and there has been no regulation of
the extent to which the public, the owner of the leased
I'mits. could be bled for its own property.
"The Government of British Columbia, which has been
foremost in forestry regulation, has taken a stand on this
matter deserving of the warmest commendation. In is readjusting the teims of royally upon which leases are granted. In lr.ikiig 'ilM;i.tnl increases in the amounts
cue to the government it is also undertaking to regulate
the lumber prices, 'lhe scheme covers eight periods of
five years each, the royalties being on a sliding scale. The
principle upon which the measure, which has been laid
before the legislature by the Minister of Lands, is based is
that of profit-sharing by the government in the exploitation
of the timber. It proposes to c blain for the provincial treasury part of the regulated value of the timber without permitting the amount thus diveited frcm the pockets of the
timbeimen to te t?kcn cut cf the li mber consumers. That
is the true basis of forest administration."
"Fublic will ccme in < n the unearned increment," is the
title in red letters across a tv\o-cohn.n-wide editorial on the
front page of the "Vanccuver World," over the signature of
Mrinfging Editor, Mr. L. D. Taylor. He wrote as follows.--.
"'1le Timher Royalty Bill, as expounded by the Hon. Mr.
Rcss, Minister of Lands, is a measure to which commend-
aticn will l.e readily extended by all British  Columbians.
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COAlaiiiiiiintitmlitB uf tho Dominion
in Manitoba, Saakatchttatnn and Alborta,
the Yukon Tarritory. thuNnrthneat Torri
tnriea and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leaoed for a term
of twenty-one yeara at an annual rental of
tl on acre. Not more than L',,'*()0 acres
will be la'-ifli'il to one appljcant.
Application for a lease mu»t be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which tho rights
applied for are aituated.
Iu surveyed territory the Innd must he
described by sections, or let*al subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
t he tract applied for ahull be staked out by
Ihoapplieaut himself.
ti'U-h application must be acennipsnied
by a fee nf (5 which it'll be refunded if the
tiithts applied fumre uot Available, but not
nt herwise. A royalty shall lie paid on the
merchantable output of the mine st the
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac*
counting for lhe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and piy 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 eoal mining
rights only, but thei, ssee may be permitted to purchase whatever available aur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the wot kins of the mine at the rate of
810 OOanacre.
For full information Application should
be made to the .Secretary of the Department of the Inteiior, Ottawa,  or tn  any
Agent or Sub Air, nt if Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of i he Interior.
N. Ii- l.'uauihoriKcd publication of thia
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HEAD OFFICE: W Pandora Street, Victoria, B.C.
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mem im m wtiMm *—*   tu* •»•>« nmitTn
tki OasrAmasm or AosiouxTintat
la tbelr 1911 report oa milk prodac*
' tlon, on page ISO. state that da*
bornlof is quits tbe best practice.
On po.c 131 lt slao recommends tb.
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purpor.0 on tin** market. Write for
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Taking Hltn uown
Tbo Boss—.'at) a shipping clerk you
are the last degrco of Incompetence.
Get your pay end fret out.
Tho Shipping Clerk—All right, 111
gc 11 you say so, but you needn't feel
So .'mart .ibout it. 1 nav:* been fired
by lots of butler firms than this.
Dangers of Crowds
When a man is standing still bis
weight actt vertically downward, but
on moving he exerts a side thrust
greater than hia weight. Consequently a crowd moving rapidly on a
structure like a pier, exerts a tremendous sld wise pressure wblch
tends to throw the pier over. If a
man stands on a plank bridge it
le-jds slightly, but it he walks
across it sways violently up and
down. A regiment of Loldiers marching in step across r trestle or other
light bridge would cause such a tremendous swaying motion that it
would give way, and so soldiers always 'break step' in crossing sucb a
On a certain swing footbridge
across a glen ln tie north of Scot-
laud is a notice forbidding Newfoundland dogs to bo take across. These
dogs trot ln such perfect rhym as to
cause a dangerous sway in a small
a\ man rising to a standing from a
sitting posture exerts on the ground
a force equul to twice his weight.
Thua when a crowd suddenly springs
to its feet at a football match or theatre the strain on tho supporting stand
is enormous and has to bo allowed tor
by the engineers.
Flogged Only Genlusei at Eton
Some ot the hardships ot lite at
Eton in bygone times might be regarded as complimentary ti the sufferers. Only tlie best ot the boys
were called upon to bear them. The
biographer of Dr. Parr rt.ordB that
the famous r.ton head bell ved ln
flogging for all offenses and even for
ahsense ot offense, but never punished stunted capacity or tried to extort much from mediocrity. If Parr
made up his mind that a boy was to
be classed as mediocre, 1'iat boy en-
Joyed practical Immunity from the
birch ever after. But when the
head assistant told the doctor 'I believe So-and-so ts a lad of genius' the
answer was:  'Say to!  Then let
the flogging begin tomorrow.
Peevish, pale, restless, and sickly
children owe their condition to worms.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
will relieve tbem and restorj bealtb.
Blunds s of Authors
The late Guy. Boothby In his novel
'Bride of the Sea' makes a curious
blunder. The period of tlie **tory Is
the yer.r 1670, and the scene Is laid
in Devonshire. Th* novelist makes
one ot his eharactetr, grow quite typical about the splendid race of men
- hich the famous western country
has  produced.
Ho speaks very fittingly of Drake
and Hawkins r.nd Raleigh and all
the other Devonshire worthies, but
he comes a dreadful cropper when he
mak ! his hero talk of Sir John
Franklin, who did net appear on the
gloho until more than a century had
elapsed and even thou lt was In the
fens of Lincolnshire.
Rider Haggard has a good deal ot
trouble with the moon. In one case
he causes that satellite to be full at
a time vhen it could ,ot possibly
have been more than a creicent and
In 'King So'.omt 's Mines' ho introduces an eclipse ot the same luminary, very convenient for his plot and
for the Impression cf awe which his
heroes wish to produce upon the natives b* , quite unknown to any astronomical textbiok. ,
Chicago po livwomcii carry th*vr
revolvers in handbags. That feminine
touch remains to chow that doing
man's work docs not wholly alter woman's nature.
With the Buti'rag.sts the handwriting on tho sidewalk seema to have
taken the place of the handwriting on
the wall.
Stranger—Whnt lr the population of
New York,
Churr.pleigh—Pour Hundred, plus
tho people one doesn't know.
The only trouble about collecting the
income tax at its Eoutce Is thut It is
the Bourco of thc trouble.
Making the Best of It
Smith ls a hard-l,carted man. The
Bplrlt of Christmas never touches'
blm.    Ills wife, however, ls different.'
Sho entered tho dining-room with
a troubled look last Christmas Eve.
Oh, John ,sho said. Mary has just
swallowed n shilling. Whatever shall
we do?
Mary, be It said, occupied tbe position nf maid-of-all-work to the Smith
Do? repeated tho matter of the
house. Welt, 1 stnpo.se wo had better let her keep it; ehe'd have expected a Christmas box, anyhow!
The preacher was a young man and
nervous but Interesting. He was
making n eloquent plea f< * the homo
lite and was descanting eloquently rn
the' evils of tho club, telling his congregation that married men in particular should spend theli -.en'ngs at
home with their wives and children.
Think of my hearers, said he, of a
poor, neglected v ite, rooklr.3 the cradle of her sleeping babe with one foot
and wiping away the tears with the
When They Have
Tape woim ls bred from ft parasite.
Thla parasite ia a creat.iro male and
female in one. It Is of pear shape,
having two. tour and six suckers. It
lays tbe egg3. which are only connected together witb slime. They develop and form a body, wbiib Is tbe
worm. Each point is an Individual,
Earing a sucker or mouth- Tbe worm
grows much longer tha" the bowels
where it ls located, and sometimes a
whole colony ot tbem are found,
enough to UU a quart of solid worm,
and when put in a bucket ot watev
would apparently All it. It ls the
hardest task In the world to destroy
this parasite without doing Injury I >
the Individual who may be eo untor*
tunate as to have it. as th parasite
from the body of the worm, and remains there to breed ..laothe.-. It la an
Internal demon, and causes Its victim
to suffer all the symptoms of disease
Imaginable. The cleverest physicians are led to believe the patient Is
suffering from some other disease, as
nearly every person has different sym
ptoms. Some have beep treated for
cancer of the lowels. consumption of
the bowels, consumption of the lungs,
chronic dyspepsia, nervous prostra*
tlon, melancholia hypochondria, hysteria. Inflammation of bowels, append!
citis, and otlur c mplalnts. when one
or more of these Internal demons were
eating their T ver away.
Prof. Mulveney has mad" the dls*
covery to free the victim of this monster without Injury to e system. 1e
stroylng the paraslt., as well as expelling the worm with one dose of medicine without any previous slnrvatton.
Visit hi offlco * Vrr he has In his
possession the n'ost wonderful collection of these dealh-deallng monsters
In tbe world, wblch have been expelled from hundredr of two ile hv his fa*
•nous remedy, some bottles containing colonies of worms and anyone seeing Ihem cannot ImnVln*. 1 **.v n person
could possibly live with them ln his
bowels. II Is 3*irp**isliiir the number
of people that bave Ihem. Thousands have them „t d are not aware
c* the 'act. The let**- "ind testl
moniala the Professor ha? ln his pns°s-
slon pre enough to convince ur of ttils
ilnt mine* fact. Some of the most
prominent symptoms are ravenous nn-
net'te dl7**v spells, heni-ache** crnmns
li the bowel*-, a feeling o" somethln*:
moving in the b-v/els. also a feellne
■ « tbonr-v sorrethlnp* w-*<a urawllng up
the throat Tho only certainty if
living one in the sv-i em Is when
seirrnpnfs or loW*. nm sen. which
ennie t.wa*** n"mnnt nnv floe. Thev
»■( flat nnd from three-nuirlers of an
Inch tn nn Inch lone which have ntr
ten been mtstak'-n for pin "**-rms hy
those Who do ont Vnnw ,, difference
There ar* inny oth *r eellne" nf .lis
tress which would take to long to
ennmcrntc*. fitn-.nrje 'o say. soire
neonlp nf orrnntr emellt'itlnn have vprv
Utile distress
Pint Miilvennv's world famous
Ta**»e Worm Fxtprmlnstnt I" safe, stive
nnd harmless. Mo utsrrat'i no danger. In not .llsairrpoable tn take. One
dnio neirlv alwnvo r?e**ts .. cure. Further Infnrma'ion froi. i>
0"e rf the fnlr pasnen rs of ..
yac' *lng party nhse**ved that tho captain wore tn anvlotts lor!* nft°r some
mishap to th* machinery cf tho craft.
What's the mntter, •'..ntaln? she In
nulred tolicltously.
The fact Is. replied he cantaln. n
a low *oince. our rhdiW.i b*oi*e*i.
Oh try. don't fret "hou' »hnt. replied
the voiing woman consolingly, as It's
under the water ne* V a the time
no one will notice thnt.
Quaint China Ornaments
China figures, quaint ladles with I
powdered china hair and pink china,
cheeks and gracefully slim figures
are dressed In guy silk gowns, each
of which conceals a Sizable box in'
whicli candles or sowing materials or J
any Bort of trinkets coul,. he put.
These charming chtnt- ladies cost;
,2.1?, and mako delightful Christmas j
presents. Sonic ot them are strum-!
ming guitars, and some are gazing'
raptly in china mirrors, and some
are languidly tanning themselves.
Baby's Own Tablots nr? Ji&t* the
medio..ie for tittle n*°s. Thry awnet*
en thp stomach and resniato tho bowels, thus hreaking -n- colds curing colic, expelling worms nnd making teething easy. C-nceming thorn Mrs. E.
j. Avt. Wesimorelinl Point. N.H.,
writes' "I riayp been using Baby's
Own Tablets some time anJ find thorn
just ihe medicine baby nef-da." The
Tablets ^re snld by medicine dealers
or hy mail nt 2n rents n box from The
Tlr Williams' Medicine Co.. BrockvUle,
I KiP Hey
6oe a Box •■" »lx bB*n 1" KAt>
a- all dealtta, or Tne Dcdds Medl-
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W. N. U. 934
Mrs. Itobinson rushed from her bedroom In a state of great indignation,
and leaning over tin balustrade at the
top of the staircase, shouted angrily:
Bridget! Dridgot! Come here this
Bridget came.
I thought you said you'd cleaned thh
room, continued Mrs. Robinson, still
shouting angrily. But Jus* look under
the hod; the floor is simply thick with
dust. Haven't I told yn that you
must always -.weep unaer tho beds?
Well, mum. replied Bridget, in tearful indignation, and how, I should like
to know, could the dust have got under the bed if I hadn't swept It there.
Vlrginlt. Dare
The flrst white child "lorn on the
Dare.   . She waj born on Roanoke Island in 1587.   She was   the   grandchild of Governor John White.
Becomes a Nonentity
When a man marries lu fully Intends to be Nt   1 In th   farily, but In
many casts the period drops out.
Prices ot hogs are down   but   tho
connection between hotrs    nnd    oorH
seems I    bfl'"1
Mrs. Black woke her husband one
r.iglit and whispered: Larry, there's a
burglar in the parlor! Ho just bumped against the piano and struck several keys.
Is that so? said Larry, I'll go right
down thote,
Oh, Larry, whispered the excited
wife, don't do anylhlng rash!
Rush! replied tile husband. Why
1 am going to help him. You don't
suppose ho can move Hint piano from
the house without dsslstance, do you?
Corns and warts disappear when
treated with Holloway'a Con, Cure
without leaving a scar.
In the City Hotel
Wife as the sugar is passed—Use the
tongs, William.
Bill (from the countrj)—'Tain't 'ot.
is It.
In popular bird lore the ben !s assuming more lmpo-tance than the
dove of peace.
First tourist abroad—Ha, ha, ha!
This is worth al! the time, money and
bother I have spent over here!
Second ditto—I deliberately kissed
the llttlo servint maid with the worst
gossip in town looking on. There
she Is over there tel'ln; my wife
about it, and the old lady can't under
stand a word of the language.
Splendid Entertainment for Visltora
to Winnipeg
With the coming of tbe New Year.
C. P. Walker issues a list of bookings
for the Walker Thtttre. Winnipeg, for
t n first four months of 191*. Manager Walker offers tbe most attractive, varied and superior list of entertainments ever presented in a Canad
lan playhouse during a similar period.
Included In the list are*.
'The Glad Eye,* a farclal comedy, Interpreted by an English company direct from the Strand Theatre. London, where the play ran for fifteen
'Robin Hood,' De Koven's best opera, presented by the De Koven Opera
Company, headed by Bessie Abbot.
Alice Lloyd and the specialty stars
of Oreat Britain. Direction ot Wm.
Gaby Deslys and New York Winter
Garden Comnnny In the three-act musical play. 'The Little Parlslenne.'
Grand Opera Season of two weeks
by the Quintan English Grand Opera
Company of 200 with orchestra of 60.
Twelve operas.
'Peg O* My Heart.' the Comedy drama now In the scconj year of Its uninterrupted run at the fort Theatre,
New York. Direction of Oliver Mor-
May Irwin Canada's premiere com-
medlenne. In 'Widow by Proxy,' a farcical comedy In three acts.
Robert Mantell and his Company In
'King John' and oth Shakespearian
plavs.     Direction of Wm. A. Bradv.
•The Quaker Girl,' musical comedy,
with Victor Morley. Return engagement      Direction of John P. Slocum.
Wm. Hodoe, In his this season's success. 'The Road to Hannlness.'
'Little Wonen.' a dramat'vntlon of
Louisa Aleolt's well-known story. Direction nf Vm. A. Brady.
Madame Clara Butt nod Mr. Ken-
nerW Rumford In Rene Recital.
McUitvre and He>th In a revival of
'The Hnm Tree' Comnan*' of eighty,
nirpetlon of .Tohn Cort.
Lewis Waller, the distinguished
TTniriiuh actor manager. In his latest
Mile. Fmma Trentlnl In 'Tho Fire-
flv,* n comic one'*n. with the New York
""Vino rn«t. Direction of Arthur
Ann-al     Mnslr.il   Fe«*»lval hy   tbe
Mlnnoonoll** Svomhonv Orchestra and
vt'lnnloeir Or- torln Society.
Martin H-trvev and his Lor don Com*
onnv (n 'Tho Only Wav,' and other
'The Rlue Bird' Maurice Maeter-
UneV's fontqsfl,. tlnv. Same enmnsnv
toil production root* hare, Inst season,
rn-flotion of R'liihert Co.
Chnun'*ev O'cott In Ids now comedy-
**«*nmn 'o^omeen Dhu.' Direction of
T-Tpnrv Miller.
Th*lr ISii.mhe   Is Lerdon
Ethel—So Dolly and Jac!' are In
Mabel—Yes;   two souls without a
single thought.
If given half a chance, says Dr.
Austin Peters, of Harvard, the hog
will be a gsntieman.
Possibly, doctor, possibly, but he'll
never look it.
Job wished that hia adversary had
wri.tvi a booic, but the modern pa 1-
tician would be content if his adversary would write a letter.
Mrs. Wilklns, the primary teacher,
was instructing her small charges.
Name one thing ot importance that
did " it exist a hundred year.* ago, said
the teacher.
Ralph Frankl!;:, an only child, who
was seated in the front ro,v, promptly
arose and answered: Me,
So much attention has been given to
discovering new problems thnt the
work of i !*.ii*>* somo of the old oiuj
pr*aC*erts at it bsltlng pace.
Wanted Farm Lands
We hr.ve a great many clients wbo are deslrlout, of suturing form land!
ln exchange tor clear title lots.   Winnipeg Houses, Automobiles, etc. Below are a tew exchange*; we have to offer tor improved or wild farm
Seven romed. fully noCern house 94,200.00
10 well located lots e'ear title $3,000.00
45 horse power Cadallic Auto, good its new, $1500.00
Send us ln legal description, price, etc., o." any farm lands yci have to
Bell or exchange
8C0TT,    HILL, 4 CO.,
22 Canada Life Building,
Winnipeg, Man.
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Sold wgralg. i* Cms*, aad tl. S. Am.no..    1w baa.aa.g cau.
Our name tor bis little yellow
flowered plant Is n corruption of the
French dent de Hon (lion's tooth),
owing to a fan-led resemblarce ct the
Jagged leave*) to the teeth of a Hon.
It is callea leontodon in Greek for the
same reason.
The Japanese co'.lar is worthy ot
more than a word ot de:**-lptlon. for
at the present moment Its vogue Ib
tremendous. There Is hardly a garment fashioned, from tbe mr.t elaborate evening coat to K.o simple frock,
that Is not Unished wltu this collar, at
least ln n mod.fled form. On many of
tho coats lt reaches high u; over the
ears, ivhere lt is pulled out io give an
almost squire oltec' at the ba-dt. This
leaves space for the ruLle3 of the
gown to be cleaady visible and to Itecp
them from being cr'J.l* * Tho Influence Is again seen In the tailored suit,
with the colla* standing well out from
the shoulder tine. A irace ot it may
even be Been In soire of the evening
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria
Brown Inslsiec' on rtturnlng the $10
parrot he bad bough*, a few weeks be
W i-, what Is the matter with It, the
denier asked.
W-w-hy. replied Brown, the d C darned c-c-crltter s-stut-s'. ttcrs.
H<".w was your last cook?
She was tn Irish Tlrl who talked
turkey, drank Scotch, got her Dutch
up and touk i'rench leav-
Mixture °f t.arr.iony
Mrs. Sharp to noxt door neighbor-
How do you like he doslgn on our
new ,/all paper?
Neighbor—It seems to mo to le
rather loud.
Mrs. Sharp—Yes, that's why we select lt. We thought lt might drown
the sound of your daughter's piano
A I.ondoner who visited this country says he found money plentiful
over there. It would be Interesting
to know wiie/e ho did his visitin*..
A Gentle Rebuk-i
For four entire hours I.-', tho lady
remained In tho shop. Sbe had visited every department and worried
the majority ot tbe salesmen without
spending a cent.
Toward the close of the afternoon
one of tho salesmen, feeling somewhat
exasperated, ventured to make a mild
Madam, he asked sweetly, are yoa
shopping here?
Th> lady looked surprised but not
by any moar.B annoyed.
Certainly, sbe replied. But what
else should I bo doing?
For a moment the salesman hesitated, then blurted out:
Well, madam, I thought perhaps yoa
might be taking an inventory,
Then the ludy melted away among
tho shadows of the door.
Politeness In Excess
Mrs. Jordan had ideas on the wa**-*,
children shout*', be -eared. Her young
hopeful, Tommy, caus id her a little
anxiety in this respect. Now and
again, therefore, a serious politeness
lecture was administered.
Now, Tommy, dear, sho started, supposing you accidentally stepped upoa
a gentleman's foot, what would yon
I would Bay: 'Beg your pardon!'
That's my own little son, smiled th*
pleased motber. And tf the gentleman gave you a pet.ny for your politeness what would you say?
Tbe Innocent look passed frcm
Tommy's ey*3S as Le quietly answered:
'Why, I would stand on the other
foot and eay: 'Beg pardon!' again, ol
A Lemon Pointer
By placing 'croons in tho oven ant
heating them thoroughly and then
rolling tbem with the hand ycu will
find thnt they havo r. delicious flavor
which ls never found when the lemons are cold. You will nlso get
more juice out of a lemon by heatlag
Occasionally we meet people who
are almost as smatt as we are.
Lethbridge's First Commissioners
A.     M.    GRACE
Commissioner   ef   Publle   Works
HARBIL   Mayer
eemmlsslecer ef PukUe Wllltla.
Commission  Givernn-ent for    Canadian Cities
Within the last three years over
hree hundred American cities have
adopted what ls called the Commission Form of Municipal Government.
The reform may ho said u. havo for
fundamental principles. Fixed responsibility, illicit actio-1 aim expert
service. It sprang out ot tbe exigencies following the great flood at Galveston, Tevas when that City was
nearly efface*' and required to be rebuilt without delay Thc movement
Is spreading rapidly ant', from time to
time new improvements *r devised
aa different, cities take u? with lt.
laot.hbridge is thu "ret cl-) ln West
ern Canada to adopt Commission Gov
er anient and nrofescas to hnve excel!
ed all previous elfurts lu forming a
caty   harter.
'ihe Ltth r:dge chnrtei provides 'or
free CLmmliSloaeti-. The Mayor,
who is also the Commlss.onsr ot Finance and Safety will have a salary of
.",4,000. The Commissioner of Public
Worlts and tho Comrabsloner -f Public Utilities will each receive salaries
ol (3,SOO. Each department is clearly defined and each Commissioner ts
responsible tor lis administration.
The Commissioners sit an a council
to enac   by-laws, etc.
The Initiative Referendut and Recall are included ln .he plan as are al*
so Woman Suffra^, and Preferential
The flrst el' ctlon for ".omraLsloners
was held on IscembT 8th resulting ta
the choice of tht ab**ve. Thero were
altogetbor flftoer candtdatos for tbe
tbreo positions. To win, a candidate
n.ust receive a majority cf all votes
cast. In case the flrst choice ol tho
voters does not eljct then the second
choices are regarded and so on until
one has the required number. la
this election I' was necessary to count
to tbe fourth cl* Ices In two ot th«
three cases.
Thoso elected are a'.l engineer*!.
Tbe Mayor Is a Civil and Mining isoh
gineer. The Commissioner of Publio
Works Is a Civil Engineer. Ths
Commissioner ot Public Utilities ls aa
Electrical Engineer.
The'new Lethbrldge Government
will become -ffecttva on January lt'a
Tie Porcelain I
tr Biw Twi Amicus
Were Smi
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^iTnrrnin'i iiTri ivri n
Sick Evans sat up ln bed and sleep-
to rubbed his eyes. Again cams a can-
Pans knock at bis door.
"Come In!" he"*called Impatiently,
■al ss the sleek head of hla Chinese
State boy appeared tn the aperture bs
■Med, "What's the matter, Fan Soo!"
' Fan Soo closed the door softly and
Jfctocd to the bed.
I "Bim  Smlss man boy bring chit
Bully up!"
Ivans took tbe note and read tho
fcrief cipher message lt contained.
. Then he manufactured a very sue-
■sssful yawn and dismissed the beady
(red Chinese
"Brenkfast qnlckl Sabe, San Foot
Dust out of here now!"
Fan Soo dusted out, or it might mors
iptl.' be termed aa "melting from
Alone, Dick Evans worked with light-
ting rapidity. Be was in and out of
lis bath In a Jiffy, quickly dressed ln
fresh white linen and packing a few
Valuables in his pockets. Wben be
lift the room tbero was nothing that
Is valued contained therein, not even
■ scrap of paper.
After a hasty breakfast hs left his
bungalow and went down the Can-
Inn road toward tbe city. As ths
■gent of a large importing bouse ln
Canton be preferred to lire in the
suburbs of that rather unfriendly snd
seething city. Bis position was very
tncerlain. Five times bad the agents
sf his house been driven away by tbe
Hostility of the natives nnd each time
ksd ihey with customary English dog-
gedness returned to the scene of battle.
Now things were rather different
Witb tho country in a state of revolution, south China warring against the
northern provinces, lt was only a question of dnys before he would be com-
arbor* Smith was waiting far Urn wtu
******, drawn tu* aad haggard eyes
tkat aad aat known sleep far many
keurs. *
"Cut la ken so I can dose ap the
■lace. Tho rascals will be about out
tan ln no timer he exclaimed. "loo
received my ehltr __	
"An hour ago. What are you doing
"Walt   Ome with me.
Mack and White a Tempting Combine.
tien to Decorator*.
Tor thoso who must paper tbelr
walls there ars many anggestion-i,"
, lays Elsie Do Wolfe, tbo Interior dec-
I orator.
j   "Among the most enchanting of tno
■  im. i-a  new Pipers," says the author, "are tbo
th. -Wav *sT7'*T^*aTi*sJ^m\iTi\Z   ***** •*** wUt'" <*B***r> ttotastle Obi-
tno way to a floor painted with an-  _.„ j„i_. .„,. .a„.,n„„  a„„h-i.„
other red dragon and opened It ad-  *"* desls5** ai ■rta^U■,,, AnstrlM
Bitting bis friend to tbo gloomy Interior of a large room.
"Here we are, and bero wo remain
antU fate chooses to release ns," aald
Smith gloomily as be faced Dick within tbe locked room.
"Bavo a light can't you?' was
Dick's lint question.
Presently a  lantern  diffused  soft
patterns. Black and whits ia always
a tempting combination to the decorator, and now tbat Josef Boffman, tbo
great Austrian decorator, bas been
working In blsck snd white for a number of yean tho mora venturesome
decorators of France and England and
America havo begun to follow bis
lead and ars using blsck and white
•.Va" ' a.".v"T't  ■*"■''-""'   '?"  and black and color witb amazing ef-
light around the dusty room, which fect We bara Dlack pape„ patterned
was Uned with niches. In web one ol to „,„, and b,ack „,vet nmt* ,nd
which was a rather battered Idol, whlte coatad „ Bprink|ed wltb
Except for a strsw pallet on tbe door,. bagm b,a(.k lka iotM ,„,, „, manDor
a Jug of water and a bowl of rice, ths i 0, mamti m,,,,,. „ eoe* without
room was eninrr. I       -
room was empty.       ^^^^^^^^
"What srs yoa doing here?" asked
saying that much of this fsd Is freak*
Ish, but thero Is also much tbat la
, good enough and refreshing enough te   -- —~.\ ■ -- -■-■*■-— •■•*<- ,;;
Bad a tip from a Chlness friend   last  One can Imagine nothing fresher   Lora*let mo oa'* mn]i of Th*"' wlu-
, ■,*,„... -.„ .. k   ifllM t b|4ck tnd wWU Kbtmm jpj       The name of tbe man who inspired
1  i—
For the Sake of a Moral Ideal, Hero*
ino Lived Alone.
As In the care of every famous
woman wbo has chosen to live out
her life In malde solitude, the
world has always wondered just why
Florence Nightingale never became a
bride. Tbe reason was revealed recently In a fascinating biography by
Sir Edward Oook, wblch makes It
very clear tbat .n tbe breast of the
"ministering angel," "The Lady With
the Lamp," raged a conflict between
tbe desire for the love of a certain
man, home and children and a passion tor a life *j.-.sred wholly ln tbe .
pursuit of a moral Ideal—and the let- |
ter won.
This    moving    self-revelation    Is *
shown ln letters to her friends and '
entries In ber diary.   At tbe age of
SO, after shs bsd formed one deep
attachment, she renounced all Ideas
of marriage.   She made tbe declare- j
tlon on her birthday In ber diary ot |
1850, as follows: ~ I
"I am SO, tbe age of. which Christ
began his mission.     Now, no a.iore ,
childish things, no more vain things,
no more love, no more marriage. No.
that our houses were to be looted and
burned todsy.   1 sent yon wo** and G,irnaiaC^Taa»i£ neutrality" et   SfiSwoman- a love' -Th« her
I'vejakw jefugehero after making   *„,*, „ „,** datt tone for rngs and a   -w" ..JitSlnZf.i -I..."'L."
-ran ouatna was risnoT.
. felled to vacate not only bis bungalow on tbs Canton road, but bis of-
Ices lu the city as well.
Tbe blow bad fallen this morning.
The "chit" or note that Smith bad sent
him had contained a few words of
warning. A company of soldiers bound
north would leave tbe city at 9 o'clock,
i and that meant thnt tbelr passage
would be marked by robbery and perhaps worse.
Dick Evans wns going to the house
of his friend, James Smith, and together they might escape If tbey could
reach the city, although It was whispered thnt all the traveled roads were
Infested with murderous bandits.
It was s good three tulles to ths
smith place, and when be reached lt
ke found It qulto deserted save for a
Fat comprador sunning himself In tbs
ratewny of tbe compound. Be gave
orth surly answers to Dick's questions.
,: Five hundred yards beyond the com-
f'-ound gate Dick came to tbe old porce-
iln tower that Is a historic feature
*n tbs Canton road. Built many, cen-
urles before as tbe private retreat of
rich mandarin, the exquisite porce-
.ln paintings that adorned its Inner
'rails are still admired. Now tbe tow-
r was deserted save hy bats and rats,
nd It was whispered among the Chi-
,ese that devils haunted Its many
As Dick passed the old tower tbere
I me the sound or a familiar voice—lt
|ime ln n whisper-that voice of James
jmltb, and It hastened Dick's steps
,jwnrd tbe tower until he was stand-
jag In Its tall shadow.
Dodge ln here. I'll tell you when I
jes you. Come np to the top floor!"
Dick cast s swift glance around the
onntryslde nnd saw not a human be*
g. He darted Into tbo deep embrasure of the doorway and found hltn-
*lf at tbe foot of a winding, rickety
.it last bs reached Ike nlntk loot*.
an observation from the pinnacle and
seeing the brigands coming from ons
dlrectior and the soldiers from another. Between the two forces out
bones would bo picked qnlte clean."
"After tbey pass we can get away?"
asked Dick thoughtfully.
"Maybe," smiled Smith, "provided
they don't take it Into their beads to
level the tower to the ground."
"Wish we could give them a stilt
scare. Tou know they are rather suspicious ot this place."
"I know lt Give me time to think.**
For a long time Smith sat on tbl
floor with his head ln his hands. Al
last he arose and uttered a triumphant
Be darted to a carved chest thrust
In one corner and from lt dragged stiff
robes of yellow brocade, soiled and
dusty and almost fulling to pieces
with grent age.
"If they linger along till dusk I tblnk
I can scare tbem stiff with this.priest
ly garb," he chuckled. "You know
ono of the traditions connected wltb
this placo concerns an old priest ol
Buddha who starved himself to death
ln tbe tower In order to attain celestial rewards, Tbe superstitious say
tbat sometimes tbe spirit of tbis old
priest comes back to tho tower, hungry
and forlorn, and cries for food nnd
drink. I shall be that old priest fut
awhile.   Watch me!"
When Smith's tall, gaunt frame wns
wrapped In tbo yellow t-obe and a
black satin cup was stuck on his dark
balr Dick confessed himself nmoned at
tbe resemblance to a Buddhist priest
painted on ono of the porcelain panels
of the stairway. Tbe diss .ise wus per*
The two men silt nnd talked beside s
tiny window that gave a view of ths
rond to the city.
"if they only wait until dusk we can
scare 'cm off, and then we can get
away," Smith repeated over and orel
Tbe dny wore on, nnd, although tbey
caught occasional glimpses of approaching soldiers, they did not make
mucb progress, for there were mucb
baiting and disputing, lt was almost
twilight when a company of ragged
soldiers stirred tbe thick white dual
of tbo road near tbe porcelain tower.
"They're going to halt Ihere, Just nl
I thought They're taking pot shots .it
the tower. See tbe undent cannon
tbey nro dragging along."
Dick looked out nud saw all ths
things Smith described. Be saw more,
for he noticed that they wero preparing to loud tho cannon and gunners
wero pointing it toward tbe porcelain
"Deuce take It we're in for lt now!*
muttered Smith.
"Uct into your robes. Scare 'em off,
man. Vou can do It. I know the Chinese like a book. They'll streak It If
they Bee that old yellow 'back ou the
balcony of the tower."- Thus Dick
encouraged his friend while be helped
Smith into tbe yellow robe.
While tbe gunners were loading ths
cannon there come the sound of flort'O
cries from tho south, and a bund of
tattered brigands came raclug throiigU
tbe dust of tbo rond.
At the same Instant Smith stepped
through n door tbat led to a small bul*
cony tbnt encircled Ihe tower nnd,
lifting bis arms In their flowing
sleeves, shrilled down at them a mixture of American slang and bnd Chinese that hushed the riotous crowd below.
How long be stood tbere he mvef
knew, but his arins grew stiff and
useless and his neck cramped with Ita
rigid attitude.
The long silence of the crowd below
was broken at last by a shrill screech
of terror from a brigand. Tbat wns
the signal for panic. In ten minutes
thc long dusty road was empty nnd a
full moon smiled wanly over the place
where superstition still held sway.
"Ten years from now this could not
happen," said Smith ns he entered ths
city thnt night with Dick beside blm.
"The last remnants of superstition nud
Ignorance are flying northward this
very moment lashed by tbelr own
fears. China has awakened, yawned
and nodded off again for another forty
winks. After that-well, we'll all
have to keep pretty wide awake to
keep up with her."
Dick Evans, who saw s very profitable business going to tbe dogs, nodded ruefully. "There's Just one consolation In the whole affair," he murmured, "and that ls that lt forms ua
excellent excuse for getting back Intel
Qod's country again, and I'm going "
brilliant bit of color la porcelain.
There Is no hint of the mournful In
tlie decorator's combination of black
snd white; rather, there Is a naive
quality suggestive of smartness In a
gown or chic In a woman. A whits
walled roam with white woodwork
and a black aiad white tiled floor, a
black lacquer bed and chest of draw-
en and chair, glass curtains of white
muslin and inside ones of black and
whits Boffman chlnts, a splash of
warm orange red in nn oval rug at tho
bedside tf it be winter or a cool green
one In aummer-doesn't tbis tompt
Three Piece Fur Sets Which Are Easily Put Together,
One charmingly pretty girl Is wearing this season a smart three piece set
of furs—hat, neckpiece and muff—ot
dark blue taffeta and dyed blue fox
fur, cunningly put together, yet iu reality so simple that any woman can
make one like It
Tho little tonne has an upper crown
of fur peeping out of swirling folds ot
thc taffeta, which is brought around to
form a standing up bow in front Any
girl can wear a bat like that and look
alluring in it
Tbe neckpiece is n simple flat strip
of fur set In a plaited frill of taffeta,
witb long taffeta streamers wblch tie
tn a loose knot
And the muff! Tbe muff is the chic-
est you ever saw.   It Is triangular In
moral and Intellectual nature would
not find satisfaction In his life," she
cast aside—ia not given. He Is spoken ot as "the stranger." For years he
pressed his suit and for yeara Miss
Nightingale felt the power of his
pleading, was constantly tempted to
yield to ber craving for bis protection and the Joy of his society—but
always, when it came to the point
ot accepting or refusing his proposal
"something within ber made marriage to blm seem not quite possible."
Her friends could not understand Ler
—she could scarcely understand herself—for aside from the happiness
wblch tbe union seemed to promise
It would have been a brilliant one.
Had Florence Nightingale gor -i tbe
way followed by woman'xtnd aince
time began, the world at large undoubtedly never would bave known
the beauty of ber soul, ber utter selflessness. But the one Individual
whom of all the world she held most
dear would have known her heart.
One cannot help but pity, even though
one may fall to get her point of view,
this fragile little "Lady Witb the
Lamp" this gallant fighter who
"went about doing good" under the
bleakest, most difficult circumstances,
while tbe lights of her heart's home
constantly beckoned ber to rest and
Must Be lloved.
The statue of King Charles I. that
stands between the Strand and tbs
Admiralty Arch in London wlll soon
have to be moved. Tbis Is the result
of a bill that Is being Introduced Into
Parliament for widening the approach
to the Mall.
This historic monument ls not only
the finest equestrian statue In London, but for generations It has been
tbe rallying ground for those who
stl'l cherish a fondness for "lost
causes and forsaken beliefs and Impossible loyalties." Every January 15
It Is green with garlands—the votive
offerings of enthusiasts who have not
forgotten lo reverence tho memory of
the "White King."
The monument was cast ln 1633,
but before lt could be erected the
civil war hsd broken out. It was
thin disposed of as "scrap" to a brazier o# the uame of Rivet. For many
yea-a Rivet did a thriving trad* in
"-ellcs" fr-in tbe statue, and the
number of knives and forks wltb
bronze bandies which - he pretended
were manufactured from the effigy
were legion.
Rivet, however, war. a good man of
business, and all the while tho statue
remained Intact In his back yard at
Holbom. After the Restoration It reappeared, to tho surprise of many,
and In 167*. was set up on the site of
the old Char<ng Crots, where it has
since remained.
run bet posed ox vra.vtrr.
shape, very wide nt the top nnd tnper-
ing gradually to a point whlcb makes
It longer thnn even the average large
muff. The tuffctn, whlcb forms tbe
entire back. Is brought around over
llie fur front in n very large Hat bow.
A big silk tassel finishes the tapering
point, and there you ore! Truly, we
are not only furs, but furbelows, this
Botb the muff nnd the neckpiece of
the opossum set seen lu Ihe cut are
built against a background of black
velvet Two animal skins form tbe
neckpiece, tbe paws being Joined across
tbe front
Spread the Plague.
In the days of King Charles II.
news traveled slowly In England, and
before the people of Cornwall knew
about tbe terrible plague ln London
tbero came to Bodmin Itinerant traders with pack mules laden with silk
and satin gowns, rich robes, plumed
bats and expensive laces, which were
offered for sale at ridiculous prices.
The countryside rushed to purchase,
and tbe merchants, having disposed
of all their Block, departed. Tben
within a day or two the purchasers
were attacked by a strange elckness
and died by scores. The gaudy
clothes had been stripped from the
bodies of those who had died of thj
plague In London.
Bow the British Soldiers ran Seek*.
ing Fresh Fields.
Wbat next? That Is the problem
wblch confronts the man wbo Is
about to leave tbe British military of
naval service, and be finds It by no
means easy of solution. Work of
some kind he must obtain. First
question: Wbat kind Is going? Second: Where ls It to be obtained?
It used to be no easy matter for a
man wbo had for yean been used t>
tbe routine of a soldier's life and was
getting on In years to fit himself Into
a place in whlcb be could earn enorgh
to live on In comfort. Nowadays,
bo* jver, things are different, and
many occupations are open to him.
Tbe principal  field for ex-soldiers
and sailors Is the Civil Service, many
appointments ln which are now specially reserved for tbem.   Numerous
I vacancies of what aro officially styled
I tbe "messenger class" —housekeeper,
office-keeper,   etc.—are   filled   from
' tbe ranks of tlrae-expired men, wbo
I are likewise  eligible  for sucb posl-
< tions as postmen, telegraphist, clerk,
'. assistant storekeeper, prison warder,
I etc.
For any of sucb pojfs a candidate
must hare an exemplary character.
In general, also, be Is required to
pass an examination, wblch ls usually simple and non-competliirc. But
army reserve men and discharged soldiers who possess an army second-
class certificate of education are eligible for somo appointments without
, examination.
An Important concession Is made In
I favor ot all ex-so!dl-*-s and sailors.
Service may be deducted from tho
actual age. If, for Instance, a man Is,
by the Irrefutable evidence of his
papers forty years old, he may, by
knocking off the number of years he
bas spent ln the army or navy, bring
himself well within the usual age limits (21—35) for the "messenger
To obtain a position In a Government department, application sbould
be made to the secretary to the Civil
Service Commission, Burlington Oar-
dens, W. A register Is kept of candidates' names, and from this vacancies are filled up as they occur.
But, though the civil service ls the
largest Held opon to time-expired
men, tbere are many positions outside lt for which tbey are preferred,
some of tbem of an unobvious character.
Ex-soldiers are frequently selected
as Instructors in drill and gymnastics,
B.S.P.C.A. (Royal Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Inspectors, school-attendance officers,
etc. Those appointed as gymnastic
Instructors under such Oodles as" tbe
London County Council must hold tbe
first-class certificate for physical
training of the Royal Military Gymnasium, Aldersbot; but no such qualification Is required for the post of
assistant Instruc'or; though, of
course, a candidate must satisfy a
council that he ls competent to assist
tbe Instructor.
In the case of R.S.P.C.A. Inspectorships, ex-soldiers are liked on
grounds of character and discipline,
and educational bodies regard tbem
with favor because tbey are used to
filling up formal
Old bluejacket" are tn demand for
certain work owing to their well-deserved reputation for "handlness." A
curious proof of this ls that certain
cinematograph firms have recently
appointed some of them to their staffs
for the purpose of dealing with the
many difficulties which crop up In the
preparation ot plays for filming. All
manner of contrivances are wanted,
and experience haa shown that in inventing and making them, the ex-
sailor Is second to none.
Point* In Wedding Etiquette.
With the exception of May, which IS
considered sn unlucky month, and
Lent, tbe quiet season, there Is no time
of tbo year when wedding ceremonies
sre not constantly taking place.
As might be expected, tbe preparations for a wedding tako up not n little
time and forethought There are ro
many small details to bo considered,
various minor points of etiquette to
notice, snd s hundred and one things
to remember if the actual day is to bo
gono through by all concerned without
bitch or Inconvenience.
Thc magnificence or simplicity of tho
ceremony depends, of course, on tho
worldly position of the bride and bridegroom, though certainly the present
day tendency Is toward a rather disproportionate display, ss every year
presents become more numerous snd
costly, the bride's trousseau mo*-e elaborate, while Immense sums are expended on decorations, catering and suck
like items.
The popular fashion of white aatla
and orange blossoms for the bride's
sttlre still holds Its own, though tuera
are occasional Innovations mado such
as tbe wearing of gold or silver brocade and touches of color on the train,
while quite recently, Instead of ths
usual white bouquet or sheaf of lilies,
tho bride carried s great bunci of
crimson roses.
For winter weddings muffs of for,
lace and chiffon have replaced tbs
flowers, or sometimes a prayer book
bound In white and silver.
The Invitations sre sent ont a full
three or four weeks beforehand ln tha
name of the bride's parents, the bridegroom supplying a list of those of bis
own friends whom he wishes Invited.
As regards the bouquets, thoso ol
the bride, bridesmaids snd bride's
mother are supplied by the bridegroom,
who also pays all tee* connected wltb
the ceremony.
Tbe cost of the reception aad tba
carriages for taking the bride and
guests to church aro provided by tba
bride's parents, but tbe bridegroom
pays for tho carriage or motorcar M
the station after tbo reception.
At one time It was considered Incorrect for a widow to be followed by
bridesmaids on the occasion of ber second marriage, but this rule ls often
broken. Sometimes, bowerer, tbe custom of a "matron of honor" ls followed
Tbe number of bridesmaids varies
considerably, four to six being most
usual, but two, ten or twelve, or la
their place several small children, are
often seen.
The chief bridesmaid holds ths
bride's bouquet snd gloves during tho
service, and all the bridesmaids and
the parents on botb sides follow to ths
vestry for tbe signing of tbe register.
He Made Sure.
Mr. Lloyd George has been telling
s-imo stories bearing on bis iwn unpopularity wltb his political opponents. One of them Is about a man
vho was presented witb a lestlmon'il
for saving someone from drowning.
The hero modestly deprecated tbe
praises showered upon him.
"Really, I bave done very little to
deserve this reward," he said, "I saw
the man struggling ln tbe water, and,
as no one else was by, I knew be
would be drowned If I didn't save
blm. So I jumped I:, swam out to
him, turned him over to make sure
that be wasn't Lloyd George, and
tben pulled him out."
World's Largest Belt.
Tbe largest c.nveyor belts In tbe
Turkish Towel Mittens.
Tube an old Turkish towel or new
toweling and cut nnd make large mittens from lt   Keep a pair In the bathroom, bung behind tbo tub with tnpes.  ***°r'a' » ■« elaimeo.are being; built
...'.. by the PerdrUn *lubbcr Co., Ltd., of
Sydney, New South Wales, for a coal
loading plant at Fort Kembla. The
belts sre being made after specifications of tbe Public Works Department. Each ls approximately 1,(50
feet long and will weigh twelve tons,
being made up of seven ply rubber
and cotton ln one continuous length
without Joints, thirty* Ix Inches wide.
When rolled each belt will be too
large to pass through the railway tunnels on the way to the port. The conveyor will carry coal about 1,600 foot
After taking a bath slip on these mittens nnd clean thc tub out They can
be used when cleaning Ihe bowl, toilet
or tub, as tbey save tbo bands and are
better than a brush or rag.   %
Bumptious Cecil.
Cecil Rhodes' masterfulness and
sense of Importance met with little
opposition as a rule, but a little German clerk ln the Transvaal Government offices at Johannesburg before
tbe war once taught him a lesson.
"Please att nd to me at once."
thundered the Colossus, "I cau'l
"When yonr turn comes, mister,"
replied tbe clerk.
"Confound you, man! don't you
know who I am?" asked Rhodes.
"Oh, yes, I know you; but don't
worry about me," was tbe clerk's
unruffled reply.
"If you were in Capo Town I'd
have you discharged at once!" roared the great man.
"Yes," said the clerk, very coojly,
"I've heard tbey discharge peoplo In
Cape Town for doing their duty. But
this Isn't Capo Town—tbis Is a Republic."
Famous Wi tings Sold.
An excise paper In tbe handwriting
of Robert Burns, witb bis signature,
giving tho amount of beer he guaged,
sold for |130 at Sotheby's, and a collection of letters relating to him,
some with his autograph, sold for
Fifty checks drawn on Coutts'
Bank by Charles Dickens brought
|105, and five autograph letters written to Leigh Hunt by Mary Shelley,
second wife of tbe author, sold for
(275. Nineteen letters of the Duke
ot Marlborough to George III., went
for 1600, and 23 letters of Alexander
Pope to his publisher and others
fetched |826.
Round Steak With Tomatoes.
Gently simmer a round steak wltb
some stewed tomatoes and suitable
seasoning until tender. As s broiled
meat a round steak, owing to Its toughness, Is hardly a success, but It will
h»   n»#~*.a,..   a   .......     , a.      . I***/"..   *..»•  *a*»..7   l*UBI ailUUl   l.DUt
to StSt ********* How--1 at a rate of 1,000 tons aa hour.
He Had a Millionaire's Privilege.
Tbey had Jus' become engaged.
"Ob, Wlll," sbe said, moving a trifle closer to him, "I am so glad you
are not rich I Tbey say that some of
those millionaires receive threatening
letters saying that something dreadful wlll happen to tbem Jf they don't
pay the writers sums of money."
"Ob, Is tbat all?" replied Will.
"Why, I get plenty of sucb letters."
Paper From Seaweed.
Seaweed paper has been Invented
by an English cbemlat, A Liverpool
newspaper states that lt Is fireproof,
waterproof and odorless, and Is expected to "bave considerable effect
oh the present system of wrapping
perishable goods for transport,''
Kttp Yeur Hands Quiet
Tbe bands of some people seem te
bave acquired tbe secret of perpetual
motion. A girl who bas this fault
should set about conquering It Immediately If she does not want to da
damage to tbe nerves of those whs
have to be with her snd wreck her
own. Tho Instant sbo realizes that
she is pulling at ber balr combs, or
collar, or giving ber belt a vicious Jab,
let ber stop and bold her bands fixed
ln her lap, no matter what effort It
Look about In the theater, or tea
room, or street car. Hardly a girl has
her bands ln repose. Most are tugging
at some article of dress ss they talk,
or, what ts worse, fingering tlio dress
of a companion.
The manager of an office where then
aro many girls had to put up a notice
that clerks must not touch articles on
her desk wben tbey came to speak to
her. Sbe snys that one when making
s report would pick up a pencil and
draw weird figures on the desk blot*
ter. Tbe next booked paper clips together, malting a long chain that tbo
malinger bud the work uf unhooking;
another tapped thc desk with ii pencil
during ber conversation. In r-hort
scarcely a girl came nnd stood beside
the desk wltb quiet bunds.
The wall around n public telephone
Is another Indication that most people
while using the line must still bo
worklug wltb tbelr bands, for always
there Is a mass of pencil scratching**
aa fsr aa the hand can reach.
When Introduced.
It Is a duty to listen attentively te
the name of one wbo Is Introduced.
Avoid all mistakes by asking politely
for tbe name thnt you have not beard
or that bus been mumbled by s
thoughtless Introducer.
"Will you tell mo ngnln your nnme?
I wns not quick euougb to hour It." Is
s graceful llttls way of correcting aa
error. By ell means do not guess at a
name, nor do not conclnde tbat a niaa
and woman who enter a room and an
Introduced together aro necessarily
married. A guest bns no rlgbt to ra.
fuso an Introduction under tbe roof
of a hostess who has Invited many persons whoso private fooling! are net
nrnlly unknown to her. A courteous
acknowledgment, sren between na-
friendly ones, ts due your bostons.
After tbe polite, formal acceptance of
an Introduction a sopnrntlon can bo
effected. But don't forget to ears
others the embarrassment of tn UV
kfod display sf personal feelisam, thai IBaUFaft HUM, til Mh MM-A l'l'
We extend a cordial invitation to our
many patrons to inspect our first showing
of New Millinery on
Thursday, March 12th.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Headwear
a specialty.
Oar selection of Infants' Headwear is very
choice and will no doubt be appreciated
Some very new and becoming skirts have
just arrived and are on view
New Skirts for Misses. We were fortunate
in securing 25 Misses Skirts in all the new
styles and cloths at half price. See these
made from short ends
of the best cloths
The hose with a reputation, we have some
special leaders.    Especially do we ask you
to see our 50c. Cashmere Hose.   We guarantee these can't be beat at the price.
we invite your inspection of our smart
lines in Dress Goods for Spring
The D. & A.
The Corset we guarantee to give
Style for erery figure.
Sites' ui) to So in stock
■*>     75c. to $3.95
Your Corsets five here
I -
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone .18
5 per cent off
At Bevan Store   -
W. Wesley Willard left for
Nanaimo on Thursday morning.
The members of the West Cumberland Conservative Band will
hold a basket social in the Club
Hall on Monday evening, March
16th for the benefit of the band.
The social will be a success as
several young men are already
anxious ts purchase baskets.
WANTED-For the City of
Cumberland, a HORSE, not more
than five years of age and weighing not less than twelve hundred
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk
City Hall, Feb. 27th, 1914.
Western Fuel Co. of Nanaimo
has entered into an agreement
with the present employees
covering a period of two years
and seven month. Company men
pushers and drivers, firebosses
and shot lighters all receive increased pay under the new agre
ment rangingf rom 5 to 12 1-2 per
cent. The agreement in full will
be published in the Nanaimo
Daily Herald.
Thomas Scott, of Denmcn Island was accidently drowned on
Tuesday morning near Graham
and McFarlane's mill. The unfortunate young man fell off a
boom of logs and sank in six feet
of water, The deceased leaves a
widow to mourn his loss,
The ladies auxiliary of the
Union and Comox District Hospital, at the regular monthly
meeting on Thursday evening,
held at the home of Mrs. Wesley
Willard, decided to hold a Calico
Ballon Friday/April 24th. for
the purpose of'raising funds to
assist the ladies in their noble
work. '"■
"Are We Afraid?" will be the
subject of the discourse in Grace
Methodist Church to-morrow
evening. Morning subject, "What
Shall We Have?" Hours 11a.m.
and 7p.m. Sunday school and
A.B.C. at 2-30 p.m. Strangers
cordially welcomed.
The literary meeting of the
Grace Methodist Young People's
Society will be held in the vestry
of the church on Monday evening
at 7-30. The discussion on "The
Galicians and other foreigners in
in Canada" will be led by Mr.
MacGillivery, who has been
closely associated with some of
their settlements and tells some
interesting experiences, Everybody welcome.
Notice is hereby given that the
reserve, the notice of which
appeared in the B.C. Gazette on
the 27th. of December, 1907 is
cancelled in so far as it relates to
the following parcels of land;-
the W. 1-2 of the S.E. 1-4, the S.
W. 1-4 and the S.l-2 of the N.W.
1-4 west of the river in Section 4;
the S.E. 1-4, the S.E. 1-4 of the
S.W. 1-4 and the N.E. 1-4 in Sect-
tion 5j S.l-2 of the S.E. 1-4 in
Section 8; the S.E. 1-4, the S.W.
1-4 and the E. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-4
in Section 16; and the E. 1-2 of
the S.E' 1-4 and N.l-2 in Section
21, all in Township 3 Sayward
District, and the N.E. 1-4 of the
N.E. 1-4 in Section 32; the N.E.
1-4 of the S.W. 1-4, and the N.
W. 1-4 and N. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-
4 Section 33; the N. 1-2 of the
N. W. 1-4 and the N. 1-2 of the
N. E. 1-4 in Section 34 ; and the
S. 1-2 and N.W. 1-4 of the N.W.
1-4 in Section 35, all in Township
(i, Sayward District.
The said lands will be open for
entry by pre-emption on Monday,
the 18th clay of May at the hour
of 9 o'clock in the forenoon; all
applications to be made at the
office of the Government Agent,
No Pre-emptior. Record shall include more than 40 acres of land
except in cases where it is desirable to include small fractional
portions of legal Subdivisions;
information in which connection
may be obtained from plans on
view at the above mentioned
R. A. Ren wick
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B, C.
11th February, 1914.
pianoforte -Tuition
I.ate Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Cose'ey Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Derwent Ave,
or P. O. Box 112,
Ct.-MBEH1.NNI), B.C.
Tenders will be received  by
the undesigned not later than 4
p.m. on the 5th day of March
1914 for the purchase of the half
lot and two storv building known
as The K.  Abe & Co. General
Store   situated    on   Dursmuir
Avenue in the City of Cumbeland
terms cash.     Highest   or   any
tender not necessarily accepted.
Edward W. Bickle
, K. Abe & Co. Estate
#. JJIiilliiK* ijavvit-on
llarri.ti'i*. s„lli*1i.,r
A Xolnty I'ulillc*
The Next and Nearest Property to the Mines,
Sawmills,   and   Absolutely   Inside   Property.
1=4 to 1=2 acre Lots, 60x80by 120
feet deep, $150 to $225 per Lot
Easy terms.    You'll be on Easy Street in buying these.
It's the White Man's City.     We do not sell to Asiatics.
Lots are selling fast, apply to A. Pallthropc, "The Store," Berwick, or
Harry Idiens
British Columbia Investments Ltd. CourtBecnay
■Eiitmirfi W. HSirkli*
-XutnbfrlanD.il. IX.
Crown Theatre
Cumberland Hall
V. L.Tway' C. H. McMillan
Contractor & Builder -
Framing of all kinds, Mill Wrlghtlng,
Installation of Mill Machinery.
c ii. McMillan        v. l.tway
Cumberland, B.C.      Courtenay, B.C.
Film 1, A 3 reel feature, entitled
A High Stake
Film 2, an extraordinary dramatic
Self Accused
Film 3,
A Rose at 16
A Cactus at 45
He married a Rose. Visit the
Crown and see what he got.
Usual Prices
For Candy, Cigars
Hot Tomales
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
$2 6,7 88,930.00
Wesley Willard i
" The Magnet Cash Store"
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.'
We have just received another car load of the celebrated
Gerhard lleintznuui Pianos, We ean sell you a Piano
mi easy monthly payments, He have several ea'tru
good second hand pianos, that were taken iu exchange
for new ones, at prices ranging front $100 and upwards
CA.Fletcher MusicCo
B. C.
Tuesday, March 10th
Sale of the whole of the Farm Stock, Implements, Furniture, etc.
at the Bailey Ranch, Lower Road, Sandwick, for Mr. J.S.Shopland
Tuesday, March 31st
Sale of the Farm Stock, Implements, Furniture, etc., at "Fairview
Farm," Upper Road, Courtenay, for Mr. George Jefferies
Phone 10 AUCTIONEERS Courtenay
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors


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