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VOL. IV., No. 1
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1913
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
NO CHANGE IN
CITY FINANCES
Bank refutes to extend overdraft
Magiitrate't Caie referred
to Attorney General
The City Council held their
regular .meeting in the Council
Chamber on Monday evening.
Present Mayor Campbell, Aid.
Aspesi, Miller, Richards, Coe,
Beveridge and Maxwell.
The minutes of the regular and
special meetings were adopted as
read.
The Provincial Police Report
of police court proceedings for
the month of February was read
and filed.
Aid. Coe explained that some
of the property holders had failed
to attend to their sewers as requested. The Board of Works
were instructed to attend to the
matter.
The Mayor stated that Aid.
Coe and himself had interviewed
the Police Magistrate concerning
the charge made against Mr.
Abrams by. the leaders of the
U.M.W. of A. for dismissing the
case against V. Chrast, charged
with carrying concealed weapons.
The Mayor said there was no
truth in the statement that the
accused was allowed to go with
the weapon, as it was returned
to the store, from which it was
purchased, by the police. Thf
Police Magistrate explained that
he was perfectly justified in dismissing the case against Chrast.
After hearing the evidence oi
the accus'd and the police John
McAllister, who was present,
said he got up the petition against
Abrams on the strength of Constable Gray's statements on the
street.
Constable Gray replied that he
did not tell McAllister that the
accused was given back the gun,
but the gun was given back to
the man from whom it was purchased because it was not paid
for.
Considerable discussion ensued
amongst the aldermen, and it
was decided to refer the matter
to the Attorney General.
Peter Anderson and the City
Hall alterations were referred to
the Board of Works.
The Chairman of the Finance
Committee asked the Mayor if he
had received any further information from the Manager of the
Royal Bank concerning an additional overdraft.
The Mayor informed Aid. Beveridge that the citv wanted $1500
but wa3 unable to get it. The
manager of the bank had received instructions from headquarters
that he, the manager, could not
advance any more money to the
city under the present conditions.
The Mayor fur*her stated that
the Council must either try and
pass a money by-law or try and
secure money from the Government. It was finally settled to
allow the matter of finance to
remain in abeyance until Friday
even ng. It was also decided to
hold a court of revision on the
7th of May, to be published 'n
the B. C. Gazette and the News.
The ambulance class meets in
the Public School every Tuesdaj
evening at 8 p.m. A series oi
lectures on' "First Aid" will be
given by Dr. George K. Mc-
Naughton. The clasps on Mining are also open to all free o.
charge. A cordial invitation is
extended to all those wishing to
attend.
ELECTRICITY IN
MINE OPERATING
(by l. saville)
The present day is often described as the age of electricity.
This, if not actually true, is rapidly approaching fulfilment, and
we shall shortly find ourselves
wondering how we had previously
done without it. It is applicable
to so many of our requirements,
and in addition is so exceedingly
convenient that its use promises
to become universal. Not only
do we find this to be the case
where the ordinary affairs of our
everyday life are concerned but
also under exceptionally circumstances. Nowhere do we find it
more convenient of adapation
than in many operations carried on underground. It has here
many things to recommend it;
and it superiority where it has
superseded, other means or processes is most marked.
It was probably most commonly adopted in the first instant to
replace the old-fashioned methods
of signalling. Not only were
these antiquated and inconveni-
;nt but also extremely costly. In
ong haulage planes it became
impossible to transmit from one
extremity to the other in one
operation. It' consequently became imperative to have intermediate signalling stations, with
their attendant signallers etc.
Mot only did this add greatly to
the cost of working, but delays
in the transmission of signals
often caused serious inconveni-
■nce. Electric signalling has
lone away with all this, and a
signal can be transmitted from
the greatest distance inbye prac-
ically instantaneously. Not only
.o but signals can be communicated from any point on the road.
Dhe only necessity is to produce
an effective current by means of
thorough contact of the signalling
wires.
Electric lighting has become
very popular in mines. Capable
as the current is of being conveyed effectively through insulated
cables, it lends itself to this very
readily. It is principally used in
the vicinity of shaft-bottom, and
occasionally on the principal haulage roads. Though the incandescent lamps are most generally
used, yet, in mines free from
gas, a modified form of arc lamp
is an improvement. Electric
lighting for, this purpose is greatly superior to any other, consequently the work can be done
more effectually than would other
wise be the case. If a cable became damaged by fall of roof or
sides sparking might ensue and
great damage result. In the
event of an incandescent lamp
being broken' the risk of danger
is almost infinitesimal; the filament being practically instantaneously oxidised.
It has almost completely done
away with the once popular fuse,
and the firing of high explosives
through the agency of denotators
is now very common. For this
purpose it has much to recom
mend it, not the least being its
comparative safety. The risk of
danger from a miss shot or a
shot hanging is almost nil, and
though such instances have
occurred yet they are practically
unknown. The detonator cannot
be fired once the magneto exploder is disconnected from the
cable. The low tension system
seems to be the most preferable
and is the most used. i
A direction in which it has
attracted attention in mining is
its adapatability for the purposes
of controlling underground machinery. We not only find it
employed for driving haulage and
pumping engines, but it is con
WEDDING BELLS
BASKETBALL
A very happy event took place
last evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Banks, when their old-1 Cumberland team by a score of
est daughter, Bertha, was united 21-13,  before a packed hall of
On Monday night on their own
i floor Comcx  defeated the fast
'for better, for worse." to Mr.
Hugh McKenzie, of Courtenay.
Comox supporters,
The game started off very fast
A few immediate^relatives and and the local team swept their
friends witnessed the ceremony; opponents off their feet in the
conduced by the Rev. B. C. Free-!first half by their dazzling corn-
man, which will result in the bination. So quickly did the ball
removal of one of our most travel between Russell Keappock
popular Banks to our rival town, j and Clinton that they were lost.
The bride was beautifully attir- j The first score came after two
ed in champaign silk with all-over! minutes of play from a pass to
lace, and carried an exquisite!Clinton from Russell, and this
boquet of white and cream rose was the start of a continual plug-
buds. Miss Nellie Walker and' gi"g of the basket by the home
Mr. Harry Wilson supported the j team, Russell, Keappock, and
bridal couple, and weather pro- Clinton again scoring in quick
phets are—but then—1 The wed-1 succession, and the first half end-
ding supper and the hearty good 'ng 10-5 in favor of the local
team.     The
cheer of the assembled guests
completed the happiness of an
occasion in which the entire com-
muuity will be deeply interested.
The Islander speaks for the
community as well as for itself
in extending to the bride and
groom its sincerest best wishes
and hearty congratulations.
veyed to the innermost depths of
the mines to be used for driving
machine-coal-cutters which have
become so popular. There are
various risks to be encountered
where powerful currents are conveyed such great distances, but
rigid observance of the precautions understood to be necessary
reduce these risks to a minimum.
When employed for driving haulage or pumping engines the power was often conveyed from the
motor to the engines by belt or
other gearing, but special motors
are now constructed which connect directly with the mechanism
they drive. As with these
machines so with some boring
machines is the power of electricity utilised. The current is conveyed as in the case of the coalcutters which may be suspended
from the roof or sides of the
roadways.
In a seam in which I am
acquainted and worked on the
Longwall system I installed two
electric double-motor disc coal
cutting machines and one single
electric motor pick - quick - bar
machine. These machines were
coupled direct to the disc and
bar, and cut to a depth of six feet
under the coal. The cutting was
hard. They cut at the rate of
eighty yards per shift along the
face. Two men worked in each
stall, one on each side of it. A
shot was put in, in front of each
road, and an opening made into
the freshly cut coal. Each man
worked along the face until he
met the man working on the next
stall. As the face advanced the
road side packs were built up to
within six feet of the face of
coal. The timbering was done
systematically, three rows of
timber posts being set, and as
each fresh row was set the back
row was drawn out and the roof
allowed to fall in the goaf. To
keep the miners supplied with
cars short sidings were laid at
the face of each road head to
hold four 'o six cars. When the
distance from the face to the
siding got too far for the miners
to push their cars, the siding was
taken up and moved up to the
face again.
In the case of a hauling machine the motor usually acts
directly on a spur wheel which
is really part of the drum. Cog
gearing fixed on the shaft of the
shaft of the motor engages with
the spur wheel on the drum. The
stopping aud starting of the drum
is controlled by a clutch, which
throws the gearing in or out of
action as required. The construction of such hauling machinery
is greatly simplified by the adoption of electrical energy. The
principal essentials are the drum,
the clutch, and the spur wheel.
j (TO BE CONTINUED).
guards played a
splendid game this half, and the
severe checking on Cameron was
responsible for the score staying
at it did. For a new man
this year Cameron has turned out
to be a wonder. He was ably
assisted by Grant.
The second half proved the
downfall of the borne boys. The
captain of the home team was
anxious to give every man a
chance in the game and had two
extra men along with him for
the purpose and decided to give
them a chance, the reason was
to get a line on the best team to
oppose the strong Victoria team
next Thursday night. Whether
this or the tendency of the Comox
team to rough it was the undoing
of the lecal team is hard to tell,
but in the second half Comox
started off wjth a rush, and before
long assumed a lead which they
never gave up.
Referee Mathewson was surely
impartial, but his knowledge of
the game was very bad. This
was clearly shown by the fact
that in the second half he only
allowed one foul shot, when both
teams were continually roughing
it, fouling, and really making a
Rugby match out of the game.
The changes in the second half
were Bannerman replacing Grant
and Wilson replacing Clinton.
The local boys went to Comox
to play basketball, and such a
game as was put up there they
do not pretend to play.
OBITUARY
Andrew "ryon Crawford died
at the Union and Comox District
Hospital on Tuesday morning
after a brief illness. The deceased was in his sixtith year and
was a respected resident of the
Comox district for a number of
years. The remains were taken
to Courtenay on Wednesday, and
the funeral took plnce from the
family residence at 2 p.m. yesterday to the Presbyterian Church,
thence to the cemetery for
inlerement, Rev. T. Mcnzies
officiating. Thos. E. Banks had
charge of the funeral arrangements.
CUSTOM RETURNS
The customs returns for Cumberland for the month of March
amounts to $4,505.29.
The collections for the year at
each sub-port were as follows :—
Cumberland .-.$29,479.27
Nanaimo 94,270.17
Alberni    ...      348.94
Chemainus  11,849.28
Courtenay        567.96
Ladysmith    5,243.63
Port Alberni    8,457.90
Union Bay    9,488.43
Ocean Falls    2,439.52
Comox  7.28
Seizures.    4,202.85
i $160,355.36
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
Hugh Thornley, of Ladysmith,
arrived on Wednesday evening.
Robert Grant sr. arrived from
Victoria by yesterday's train.
The Rev. S. J. Thompson, of
Nanaimo, arrived by yesterday's
charmer.
A scow load of machineay will
be due on Monday for the new
sawmill at Royston.
The regular meeting of the
Conservative will be held on
Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Coulson
arrived by automobile on Saturday last.
E. J. Palmer, manager for the
Chemainus Lumber Co., arrived
by automobile yesterday.
Furnished Rooms to Rent, stove
heated.—For particulars apply at
this office.
John Newton, inspector of
mines, left for the south on Sunday.
A. E. Shepherd had the misfortune to break his leg while
extracting stumps. He is report
ed to be doing well.
William claims that he is a
financier. Perhaps it would be
as well to "let William do it."
No liberal man would impute a
charge of unsteadiness to another
for having changed his opinion.—
Pope.
P. L. Anderton, of the Island
Realty Co., and Colin Campbell,
of Courtenay, visited Cumberland
during the week.
Robert Henderson, manager of
No. 4 Mine, was a passenger on
Sunday's Cowichan for Vancouver, returning on Tuesday.
John Dunsmuir has rendered
financial assistance to the City of
Victoria and loaned $150,000 at
six per cent, for civic purposes
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bickle
and Miss Louisa Bickle, and Miss
Edith Lockard returned from a
trip to Victoria on Wednesday
evening.
His Honor Judge Barker arrived by auto on Tuesday, and held
county court here on Wednesday
Several applications for nationalization were disposed of.
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist Church hela their regular
meeting at the home of Mrs. E.
Ashcroft on Wednesday. They
are making rapid progress for
their sale of work which takes
place in the Cumberland Hall on
the Tuesday after payday.
No. 7 (Bevan) football team
went up against the Cumberland
boys on the Recreation Grounds
here last Sunday, and succeeded
in defeating the local team by
three goals. The employees have
become so numerous that each
mine is able to have a football
team of its own. Watch the
agitators decrease.
The regular monthly meeting
of the Ladies Auxilary of the
Union and Comox District Hospital took place at the home of
Mrs. Charles Parnham on Thursday evening. • It is proposed to
hold a grand ball, to be the social
event of the year, for the benefit
of the hospital.
The Rev. S. J. Thompson,
Pastor of Wallace Street Methodist Church, Nanaimo and chairman of the district, will occupy
the Methodist pulpit here tomorrow. The rev. gentleman will
preach morning and evening. All
those who admire a good sermon
should make it a point to hear
him.
•s
No. 5 Mine Continue* to Increase
Output - Harrison Liner to
Load at Union Bay.
The output for the local mines
on Monday went up to 1670 tons
for eight hours. On the same
day the record for No. 5 Mine
went up another notch by hoisting 435 tons in one shift. The
figures for the week commencing
Saturday March 29th up to Friday April 4th inclusive are 9lS7
tons of coal, making an average
of 1500 per day.
After discharging her cargo at
Vancouver, the Harrison liner
Statesman, which is due about
April 9th, will probably proceed
to Union Bay to load a cargo of
coal for San Francisco before
loading freight for her outward
voyage to Liverpool. Considerable shortage of coal has been
experienced in Californian ports,
especially in SanFrancisco, where
the demand is heaviest.
With the ever increasing demand for steam tonnage on the
Pacific Coast, charterers have
found it almost impossible in
recent months to secure vessels
of large carrying capacity to be
used in transporting coal from
the British Columbia mines, and
as a result the first big bottom
available.is immediately snapped
up even at the high rates existing
at the present time. It was only
recently that the freighter Tam-
pico, of the Pacific Coast fleet,
was sent to load a full cargo of
coal at Union Boy for San Francisco, and it is understood that
other boats will be sfentto relieve
the coal shortage. Not for many
years has such a condition existed
at San Francisco, where fuel is
usually plentiful.
Fred Ray, formerly of Union
Bay, now of the Sudebaker Garage, Nanaimo, and sales representative for the Studebaker
automobiles, left Nanaimo yesterday and made the run to Union
Bay in four hours. He is now in
Cumberland and demonstrating
the 35 H.P. Seven Passenger
Studebaker Automobile, electric
starter and lights. These cars
are now made at Walkerville,
Ontario, thus saving the 35 per
cent. duty. Mr. Ray sold seven
of these cars in Nanaimo last
week. Anyone interested in cars
are recommended to phone RI)
Wilson Hotel. Union Bay, or
write Studebaker Garage, Nanaimo, B.C^	
WANTED- Lots or acreage for
which will trade some stock in
one of Vancouver's leading finan
cial companies that is earning 12
per cent. Property must be unencumbered. Address "B-46,"
The Islander.	
LIQUOR LICENCE-"" "
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that thirty days after date application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for
a Hotel Licence to sell liquors by
retail in the hotel to be known as
the Hotel Bevan, situate at Bevan
commonly known as No. 7, in tho
district of Comox.    .
HUGH THORNLEY.
Dated April 4th, 1913.
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In the matter of an application
for a fresh certificate of title to
Lot 210, Comox District;
NOTICE is hereby given of my
intention at the expiration of one
calendar   month   from  the first
publication hereof to issue a fresh
certificate of title in lieu of the
certificate of title issued to   Andrew Lewis Galarno on the 9th
day of June, 1897, and numbered
36931', which has been lost.
Dated at Lan-  Registry Office,
Victoria   H ■     'Ins 12th day of
March. If     *i Y.WOOTON,
Hty.i       ','amhb ol'Titltt.
_j THE   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
BOY FINDS PEARL NECKLACE
Sample fre. if you writ* Nations
)ruo and Chemical Co., of Canada.
Umlted. Toronto.
Does Not Think Much of it .^nd Soon
Forgets  Such  a  Trivi il   Affair
I    It i* reported thut Baronpss de Forest, who aiTived at    \Vengen,    from
I London lately for the sports, has Jusi
i escaped >i very   expensive   holiday.
| While enjoying winter sports she lost
a necklace valued at more than $25,*
u<>> in ihe snow and there was little
I hope  of   finding   it   until   the   snows
[ melted.
I The police, however, were informed
land notices issued, but without result.
, and for a gotd reason. The valuable jewel had been picked up by a
Miltle Swiss  hoy,   who  did   not  think
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THE SANOtvMFG: CO. LTD,
The Heart of a Fiano is the
Action.   Insist en the
"Otto Hige."
Piano Action
All Gas
lanru, said lhat young luily's mother
St smiiib iu me that you had tile gus
turned down rather low while young
Smartly was here last evening.
L; was solely for economy, mamma,
answered the maiden.
There is no use trying to beat the
gas company, my daughter. I have
noticed that the shutting off ot the
irssa is always followed by a corresponding Increase of pressure.
Well, that lessens the waist, doesn't
H. mamma, dear? replied the artless
*lrt. And her fond parent could
And no answer.
Paris.—Charles Pruvost, a miner,
■mho won the Legion of Honor by
«v,s heroism at the time of the Cour-
stars mine disaster in which 1520 lives
were lost, died at the age of BO years.
Ht may be recalled that for twenty
i4*jrs Pruvost guided a group of twelve
*mrv!vors through the galleries of the
devastated mine, after the explosion.
Afterward he abandoned mining, and
tiept a cafe near the pit head.
TWO WOMEN
 TESTIFY
What Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg.
etab'e Compound Did For
Their Health—Their own
Statement* Follow.
HUttburton, P.E.I.:—"I had a doctor
aetamine ni-- nnd he Raid I had falling of
tbt womb, so I have been taking Lydia
!R. Pin'.ham's Vegetable Compound and
iflt ha.i dona toes, lot of good. All tha
irataring-Jown pains have vanished. I
■t*vn gained ten pounds in weight, tha
•lSarharge is all gone, and 1 feel belter
Ofcan I have for a long time. I think any
'•roman is foolish to suffer aa 1 did for
■the sake of a few dollars.
" Yott can use my letter as a testimo-
uVmX. It may encourage otjier poor women
mho goffer aa 1 did to use your Vegetable
Compound." — Mrs. Gi:o. Coluoutt,
Ealiburton, Lot 7, P.E.I.
»«ad What This Woman Says:
New Moorefield, Ohio. —"I take great
pleasure in thanking you for what your
VegotablcCompound
has done forme. £
bad bearing down
pains, was dizzy and
weak, had pains in
lower back and could
not be unon my feet
long enough to get a
meal. As long as I
laid on my back I
would feel better,
but when I would
get up those bearing
pains would come back, and the
ifi»*Kr said I had female trouble. Lydia
MS. Pfcj&am'a Vegetable Compound waa
*A»«efty medicine that helped me and I
fteve syteesti growing stronger ever since
•leaesmenteA to take it 1 hope it will
iM^»«ther suffering women as itbas me.
MaafisB nse this letter."-Mra. Cassis
aUerv>, New Moorefield, Clark Co.,Ohio.
t much of it. and placing it in his pocket among sweets and bits of siring,
soon forgot the affair.
It was two days later, whrn the
I boy's mother turned out her hopeful's
| rather dirty pockets that sho dlscov-
j el'ed the jewel and took it to Ihe police
i who handed it over to its owner.
j Baroness de Forest was greatly de-
I lighted, as she had lost all hope of
I recovering the necklace, and the had
I little boy who brought luck to his
) parents, received a large reward—as
I well as a scolding from his mother.
Miller's Worm Powders act so
thoroughly that stomachic and intestinal worms are literally ground up and
passed from the child without being
noticed and without inconvenience to
the sufferer. They are painless and
perfeet in action, and at. all times will
he found a healthy medicine, strength
eniug the infantile stomach and main-
laining it in vigorous operation, so
that, besides being an effective vermifuge, they are tonical and health-giving in their habits.
Good for the Cafe
The proprietor of the Cafe Edelweiss
was faeed with ruin. Somehow he
had failed to hit the taste of the citizens of the little Bavarian town in
which lie carried on business, and he
was at his wit's end to find a device
for attracting the fickle public. Suddenly he hit on a brilliant idea. He
Inserted two advertisements in the
local newspaper.     One ran" —
Young men with large Income de-
Blres to make the acquaintance of a
young lady with a view to marriage.
Money a matter ot secondary importance.
The other ran:
Young lady with about 50,000 marks
(later, more) wishes to marry a young
man. A gentleman with good character, even if he is without means,
will Und an ideal home.
These announcements brought dozens ot replies daily and, writing on
behalf nf the imaginary young man
and the rich and also Imaginary young
lady, the proprietor of the Edelweiss
made a rendezvous with all applicants
iu very naturally, his cafe.
The establishment Hummed with life
for a few days until somebody smelt
a rat, und the enterprising proprietor
was torced to explain bis method of
lllling it before the local magistrate.
LITTLE VICTIMS OF
ST. TO DANCE
It is Most Common Among Children of the School Age.
If your child—whether boy or girl-
is ftdgetty, emotional and awkward,
you should watch it carefully as it mav
develop St. Vitus dance. Frequently
children cannot keep still, they move
with strange actions, their limbs jerk
and their features twitch nervously.
Speech Is confused and the whole muscular system not under control. These
are among the symptoms of St.. Vitus
dance, a trouble that afflicts growing
gills aud boys, most frequently during tlie school age. Dr. Williams
Pink Pills are such a splendid nerve
tonic that they have cured the worst
cases of St. Vitus dance. They do
this because tbe new, rich blood they
make feeds and strengthens the starved nerves, thus throwing off ihe d'.s-
ease. Mere Is an example. Mrs.
L. L. Clifford, Westover. (Int., says:
"For over two years my little girl, Constance, was a sufferer from St. Vitus
dance. She was frightened badly by
a dog. which seemed lo bring on the
trouble, and notwithstanding all we
did for her It seemed tn be growing
worse. She grew so tad that she
could not. feed herself and her speech
was so badly affected that we could
carcely understand her. The twitch-
Ing and jerking of her limbs was pitiable. At this juncture we began giving her Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and
to our great joy ihey have completely
cured her, and she is now as healthy
a child as you can And."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
by all medicine dealers or sent by
mall at 50 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockvllle, Ont.
asstWUsMsJMsMIMIII	
Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cut out cathartic* and purgative*.   They ar*
brutal-ha rbh-unucccbaary. Try
CARTER'S UTTLE
LIVER PILLS
Purely vegetable. Act
gently on thc-liver.
eliminate rtile.and
soothe thrdeli.
.'alemembraut
ofllic bowel.
Care Cm.
Sick Headache sni Misr.lion. a, et.fljoai  Anew.
Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Plica.
Genuine must bear Signature
Mary, Mary, cried a shocked mother,
noticing her little daughter feeding
her pet dog at the table, and with her
own spoon. What are you thinking
of to feed Fido from the spoon you
are using yourself.
The child looked up, Innocently smiling. Oh, mothqr, dear, he doesn't
mind a bit.
Mistress—Cook tells me, Mary, that
you wish to go out. with a friend tonight.     Is it urgent?
Mary—Oh, no, ma'am, 'tisn't 'er
gent—it's my gent.
There was a terrific explosion off to
the southeast of the hill, and General
Splnachivitch turned pale as a ghost.
By St. lkom! he cried, tbey have
dynamited the King's Own Fusiliers'.
No General, replied his chief aide-
de-camp, looking at the same through
his field-glasses, It. is only the moving picture people taking a flashlight
of the Royal Scullery Guards in a football scrimmage.
ROTHCHILD BETROTHAL
Member of English Branch of Family
to Take a Wife
Paris.—James de llothschild, nephew of Lord Rothschild, is engaged to
Miss Dorothy Pinto, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Pinto, of London.
'Me. marriage is expected to taito
place shortly.
The owner of a racing stable in Eng-
land, .lames de Rothschild is almost
equally well known on the French turf,
where his colors are frequently seen,
lie Is a keen follower of thi1 hounds,
lan experienced art collector and tho
author of a volume dealing with the
l period of Queen Elizabeth as represented by Shakespeare.
James de Rothschild's only sister
married tlie Baron vou Oolds-mldt-
liothse.hild, attache al the German embassy in London.
The Beach Girl
She  seems  to  be  something of  a
flirt.
I   should   say  she  does.
What Is her specialty?
Learning to swim.
memm*m*ym*imm*ir*km*>
A Cheerful View
There's this old hat of the master's,
Mary. Do you Jhink the man would
give us, anything for lt?
Law, yes, m'm. there's many a poor
man as would be glad to go to his
wife's funeral In a hat like that.
Leprosy in England
London.—John Burns has received
notice of a question from Mr. Newman, M.P., asking whether any regulations are In existence whereby persons suffering front leprosy In this
country can be compulsorily segregated and kept under observation, and
whether he is aware that tliere are in
London several cases of leprosy under treatment.
What is you name, little girl?
Mary.
And what Is your last name?
I don't know.      You see. mamma
hasn't got back from Reno yet.
AS TO FLAVOUR
Found Her Favorite Again
I wish you'd get rid of tbat absolute*
; ly worthless pi>odle.
;    Absolutely worthless?
'    That's what I said:      Absolutely—
absodainnlntely   worthless! What
i dews it do thai makes it good for anything?
1    i  was thinking of what it doesn't
■ do!
Oh-h, what it doesn't do!
Yes. H doesn't chew tobacco,
|smoke a pipe, light booze or use pro-
! fane language.
w. n. u. au
They Took Wine
Walter, in city restaurant, to country groom: Will you have wine, sir?
j    Country Groom—Well,  1  dunno;   I
| hadn't thought of wine.    To Bride—
i What d'ye say to some wine, Mary?
I    Country Bride (shyly)—1 don't mind
!,Iohn.
I    Country Groom—All right, It's a go.
To waiter—Yes, mister, bring us two
iglasses of elderberry.
A bright young lady tells how she
came to be acutely sensitive as to the
taste of coffee:
"My health had been very poor for
several years," she says. "I loved
coffee and drank It for breakfast, but
only learned by accident, as it were,
that it was the cause of the constant,
dreadful headaches from which I suffered every day. and of the nervousness that drove sleep from my pillow
and so deranged my stomach that everything 1 ate gave me acute pain'
(Ten Is just as Injurious, because it
contains caffeine, the same drug found
in coffee i.
"My condition finally got so serious
lhat I was advised liy my doctor to
go lo a hospital, There they gave
me what 1 supposed was coffee, and 1
thoneht It w-ns the best I ever drank,
but I hnve since learned it was Postum. I ga'ned rapidly and came
home in four weeks.
"Somehow the coffee we used at
home didn't taste right when I col
back, i/tried various kinds, but none
tasted as good as that 1 drank in the
hospital, and all brought back the
dreadful headaches and the 'sick-all-
over' feeling.
"One day I got a package of Postum, and the first taste of it I took. 1
said ''hat's the good coffee we had in
the hospital!' 1 hnve drank it ever
since, and eat Grape-Nuts for my
breakfast. I have no more headaches, and feel better lhan I have for
years." Name given upon request.
Read the famous little hook. "The
.ond to Wellville," in pkgs. "There's
a reason."
Postum now comes in concentrated,
powder form, called Ins'ant Postum.
It is prepared hy stirring a level tea*
spoonful in a cup of hot water, adding
sugar to taste, and enough erea.ni to
bring the color to golden brown.
Instant Postum is convenient:
there's no waste; and the flavor Is
always uniform. Sold by grocers—4',
to 50-cup tin 30cts., 90 to 100-cup tin
50cts.
A 5-eup trial tin mailed for grocer's
name and 2-eent stamp for postage,
C'anfldtan Postum Cereal Co., Ltd.,
Windsor, Ont.
nu. - Jfti Mmi'-d-
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Warned Off
A foreign-looking gentleman was
walking in the Johannesburg Zoo not
so very long ago and read the notice:
Bird's-nesting is strictly forbidden.
How cruel you are in Africa, he said
to Ills friend. Why, even the birds
are not allowed to make their nests
in your public Zoo and Gardens.
Nangle—I hear there waa a disturbance at the meeting last night.
Flummery—Ye heard wroug, thin;
for when M'Gowan hit th' chairman in
th' eye we threw him out o' t.h' windy
an' that stopped all trouble. Oh,
no; everything was harmonyus an'
quiet.
Unable to Work
for 14 Months
Complete Nervous Breakdown Left
Mr. Black tn Invalid—Cured
by Dr. Chase'a Nerve Food*
Mr. Henry Black.
Whnt fi helnleas mass of flesh and
bone the human hotly is, onn* the
nerves become exhausted. Kxtreme
weakness comes over ynu, and you
Igse control of the limbs. Tho next
stop Is paralysis.
You will be fortunate If. like Mr.
Black, you get the buiUllnR-up proi'pas
in action before it.Is forever too btte.
Hy forming new. rich blood Dr. Chuae's
Nerve Food curries new vigor nnd
energy to every organ and every member of the human bodv.
Mr. Henry Black. 81 St. Catherine
street east. Montreal, Que., writes :—
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from the use of Dr. Chase's Nerve
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from nervous exhaustion and weakness may use this medicine with equally satisfactory results. As the result
of overwork I became completely exhausted, and was unable to work for
fourteen months. As 1 am the father
of a family, these were sad days for me,
but after I had used six boxes of Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food I had improved
so greatly that I continued the treatment until I was completely restored
to health and strength. T now work
twelve to fifteen hours a day, and keep
in excellent health."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Pood, 60 cents a
box. alt dealers, or Edmanson, Batea
& Co., Limited, Toronto.
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All Off Now
He (nervously)—Br—er—Margaret
—er—er—there's something been
trembling on my lips for the last two
months.
She—Yes, so I see. Why don't you
shave lt off
Belgrade.—Charles Cartell, an English medical student, who volunteered
! for service with the British Red Cross
j mission In Servta, died at Uksub after
a short Illness which was contracted
{while nursing 111 and wounded soldiers.
Th... hospital detachments of the Servian army took charge of th.1 fuaui-al,
78 Years In One House
London.—Mr. and Mrs. James
James Bates, of Stalham (Norfolk),
celebrated their diamond wedding thla
week. Mrs. Bates, who Is 84 year*
old, has lived In her present hous*
for seventy-eight years.
It Is only by standing for everything
from an ice cream soda to a diamond
ring that bachelor uncles justify their
existence.
A man's view of the next panic da>
pends largely upon whether he baa)
just inherited a large fortune or ls out
ol a Job. THE   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND,   R. C.
$
A Singular Call
It Came From One Who Had
Seemed Ungrateful
By F. TOWNSENI) SMITH
o 0
1 was starting for tbe nthVe of tbe
Henderson Wrecking t-omiuiiiy, by
wboni 1 wus employed us u direr,
when a Ixiy stepped up to me and
banded me u lelegraui:
Alec is caught In the Clnpham reservoir.
Come quickly and get tun, out.
MAI1KU
1 ran for the station to lake a train
for t'lnpliiini iiml tuuiiil out* iiiiule up
tn xturt In twenty uiluules. Uut It
aweuied nn liuiir liefore I wus rullhig
out of Ihe minion on » Hlt.v iiiliiuie
trip. While I inn making It I will tell
bow I i-auie tu receive tbe telegram.
1 received a common school eiltiea-
ttun. Une dny In the aellool .vtml I
saw one of the hoys take'n dull from
■ little girl. and. holding It hy Its legs,
he smashed It* china tn-iitl tijjithiMt ttie
bard, sandy gmuml. 1 walked up t'»
tbe Iki.v and without saying a word
•lapped hie fnce.   Of course there wits
■ tight, at which I gut the credit ot
having tbrnsbed my antagonist. Rut
thla waa rather because the boy I
fought waa In tbe tinbii uf doing mean
things for no cause whatever rather
than for any advantage I gained over
blm.
The little girl whom I had befriended surprised me after the tight liy making a face ut me. Children are but un-
growu men nnd women, and I suppose
my resenting her III treatment was like
Interfering In family feuds, tor everv-
body knows tbat protection against
tyranny In th* case uf those wbo are
fond of each other Is liable to result
disastrously to the protector. Refraining from showing any feeling at the
girl's Ingratitude, I walked on* with
toy hands In my pockets, whistling a
tune to make It appear tbat tt was a
Biltter of no consequence.
During tbe rest of my school days I
bad the mortification to experience the
til will of both this boy and girl, both
ot whom seemed to hnve taken n dislike to me. It was a period when we
were passing out of childhood Into
youth, and for the sereral years remaining before we finished school
something about the girl—1 knew not
what—was growlug upon me. Her
treatment of me pained me-lndeed. I
Wuuld bave given my best tennis rack,
ft for a smile from ber. When our
last term at school was finished I found
myself in love with her. True. I wns
but sixteen years old and she fifteen,
but my experience in the mutter bus
proved thut the younger tbe person
the more violent the love.
It wus very distressing for me to Nee
• girl whom 1 bnd befriended ami
Whom 1 loved uot ouly showing lepul-
Slon for me. but lavishing ber iiduilra-
tlon upon the boy whose malicious
treatment or her 1 had punished. Hut
lu mutters of the heart one never
knows what a woman will do, uud a
tuan la not much more to be depeuded
upon. He this as It may, 1 suw my
love grow to womanhood lavishing tier
affection on the person wbo hud uut or
pure deviltry smashed her doll. I think
that us a child her turning against me
was natural. As a wunuiu It may have
been encouraged by my rival.
r'ate threw the three of us together
not only h'm children, hut ufter we hud
become men mid women. Tlie girl I
secretly worshiped married my rival.
■nd I ntteuded their wedding. Ihuugu
rather as ber guest than Ills, fur my
Intimacy was always rather with her
family thuu his. Tliere was u coldness
between me and him thnt never wore
off. Whether bis betrothed uud afterward his wife suspected my feelings
for her I did uot know. But 1 did
know thut after tier murringe she treat
ed me in a much mure friendly unin-
tter thuu before.
About the time we finished school
(nd were ready to go to work u ship
waa sunk in the hnrbc-r on which we
lived, and divers were sent down In
pnt the chains under whereby to raise
ber. There can be nothing more In
teresting tu a hoy than a mnn dressed
In a diving suit going under wnter.
while those above pump air down to
blm. We boys were constantly on
bind watching the process, and the
a-onsequeiioe of It all was that several
of us determined to adopt diving as a
trade.
This brings me to my telegram. It
wis from Mabel Oranger, the wife or
Alec Granger, the two ln whose child
lab companionship I had luteu'ereil
many yean liefore to my discomfiture.
Alec and 1 had been divers ever since
we left school, and now he, having
been caught In a dangerous position.
bis wife had called on me to save him.
During my Journey to Clapham I could
pot drive from my mind that scene lu
the school, Mabel standing wltb ber
beadlesa doll hugged to her bosom.
making a face at me as I moved away,
while Alec wns brushing the dirt off
bis clothes with hla hands.
furthermore, there was every reason
tn believe tbat what I was called upon
tn do I would do at the risk of my
life, if It were an easy matter to res
cne Alec Uranger I would not have
been summoned. 1 saw In Mabel's telegram a cry for help In her distress.
I ran give no Idea of my feelings at
inch a call. Let any one reading my
story pnt himself In my place and try
to conceive how he would feel. I can
only say that among the confusion
within me there waa one predominant
IMttment   I wu eager to give com
fort to tbe woman I still loved by restoring ber husband to her.
Wheu I reached Clapham I fonnd a
man waiting for me at the station
with a carriage, in which we drove
at a gallop to tha reservoir. Ou the
way he told me lhat Granger had been
sent down to examine the outflow of
water from beiientb and while doing
so hud got caught in the powerful suction at tlie orifice through which the
flood wus escaping. Air was being
pumped to him. but It had not lieen
possible tu draw him up. Two different men had been sent down to fix
about lilni a rope strong enough to
bear his weight and overcome the suc-
tiuii, but neither 'if tbem bud dured go
near him for fear of being sucked
Into the smne position us he. It was
upuu ibis Information that I realized
fully that Maliel hud lulled upon me
lo probably sacrifice my life lu at-
tempting to save that or her husband.
On reaching the scene of the trouble the group there all turned toward
me. Mabel was present, nnd when
uiy eyes met hers I wus nt u loss lo
understand the expression there was
in them. I Inn! expected tu see a pa
thellc apnea I, Whether she realized
that such an appeal would he asking
me tn risk my own life, perhaps give
It. for tier husband, I did not know,
nor do I know now. She simply looked
lit me Perhaps she considered her
telegram an appeal which should not
be repeated.
1 put ou a diver's outfit, and a two
Inch culile was looped under my arms.
] was lowered some distance from the
hole through which the witter was flowing und walked toward It till I begun
to slightly feel tlie suction I stopped
and saw Granger lying partly across
the hole. After a few momenta'
thought I signaled to he brought to
the surface. On reaching It I called
for another two Inch rope—besides the
one under my arms—looped at the end.
I would have preferred wire rope, but
It was not at band.
"What nre you going to do?" 1 was
asked.
"There's no way to save him hnt to
go into the suction myself, place the
rope under bis arm and signal you to
draw us both up."
"You'll both perish." was the response.
Mubel was looking nt me, and my
eyes met hers. We understood each
other, though not u word was spoken.
But what passed between us': Ah,
that only we und the Lord know!
Hanging Ihe loop of tbe duplicate rope
un my shoulder, i went down ngaln. 1
hud advanced but n few inches ueurer
lo Granger Ihun before when I was
caught in the suction, and It seemed
that a mountain wus ou me. 1 was
palled down un tu him. and so strong
wus the current that I could nut move
the rope from my shoulder to put It
nround him The only motion 1 could
make was a lateral one wltb the cur*
rent. Placing uiy hands und knees
uguinst him. I managed to move my
body so thnt my shoulder, on whlcb the
rope rested, was near I lie top of Granger's head. 1 moved so that lt slipped
i>u*. nnd by n great effort I guided It so
(hat It went down over his head. Hewns
lying on his brick, and tt would gu uu
further, but I managed tu Insert my
knee between him and Ihe masonry
beneath him, and this enabled me to
slip the rope down nearly to his waist.
Hy u succession of efforts 1 got lt below both hands, so that when moved
back again toward bis armpits it left
the arms free.
1 had nuw done all 1 could do. The
question remained would the rope
stand the strain of hoisting hlm-woiild
be live till this question was decided?
As to myseir. only the first of these
questions pertained. 1 was In my full
strength. Granger just before my second descent had made a feeble pull on
the cord.
I gave the signal nnd waited for the
final act in the piny for two lives. I
felt a strain on the rope under my
linns which soon grew to be terrific. I
signaled on Granger's cord. The strain
on me ceased, and the rope under hlin
tightened. Kor a time 1 saw no movement In him: then I could discern one
similar to lhe inlnnte hand of a clock.
He wus slowly sibling nway from over
lhe hole. If lie were removed and I remained I would be sucked luto his
position.
A machine on the capstan principle
had been provided which would enable
those above to pull us both up if,the
ro|ies would stand the strain. I pulled
my own rope and Granger's ut the
same time. There was a halt, and In a
few minutes the strain uu both of us
recommenced. The ropes slanted, aud
we very slowly began to move Horizontally. I knew from the strain, which
was Intensely painful, that uuly the
stoutest rope could stand It. We
moved sn slowlv Unit I would not hove
known we moved at all hud I uot noted
our positions In relation tu the masonry. Suddeuly the upper part of our
bodies passed beyond the suction column of water, nnd the strain wns perceptibly lessened. Then It diminished
rapidly, and we began lo rise.
There was no shout when we reached
the surface, for It wns not kuown
whether we were alive nr dead. Those
present soon knew that 1 lived, fur I
motioned them tn ntteud to Granger.
When his helmet was unscrewed his
wife removed It tier head dropped
on Ills breast, and I knew tbat be was
dead.
No one could do enough for me to
show appreciation of tbe risk I had
taken to save a fellow man. When
Mabel nnd 1 parted she couveyed ber
thanks by a pressure of the hand without looking ot me. I heard nothing
from b^r and did not go to see her for
a year. The day after the anniversary
ef her being made a widow I called
npon her What passed between us 1
would not think nf transcribing here,
but within a few months she gave uu
■7 toward for my effort- herself.
BABY WOOD DUCKS.
The Journey te tha Water Whan They
Lesva Their Lefty Nests.
Somebody, Burroughs, I believe, eald
"tbe notion that the mother duck takes
tbe young birds one by une In her beak
and carries tbem tu the creek is doubtless erroneous." 1 could not see how
else It could he done, writes a contributor to the Youth's Companion, and I
apent several valuable days of several
different years lu trylug to Bud out
bow It was done.
The thing that puzzled me was how
tbe mother wood duck (Alx sponsnl
managed to get her numerous progeny
down from their lofty cradle and upon
the water without Injuring them. I
was not aloue In my Ignorance; some
very eminent ornithologists have wondered about the matter as well.
After a Ave mile pull one hot .lime
dny I let my boat He In the shade of
some lofty coitnnwoods thnt grew nn
the lake shore, while I lay back and
watched ibe play of shadows on ths
calm water.
A splibli near bv attracted ray attention, and I looked round to see * 'mother wood duck just alighting', There
was a little one by her side, but 1 did
not see bow It got Ihere. In a moment the old duck rose, circled a few
times to gain altitude! and made direct for a hole In a large dead tree a
few rods away. Tlie hole was nt least
sixty feet from the ground. The duck
squeezed her body through the opening and disappeared. She came back
In a few moments wltb a duckling In
her month. After resting for n moment she came sailing down and placed this hahy beside the first. One after another she carried down the entire
brood of eleven little yellow nnd black
flnlTy halls. They flapped their tiny
wings and fluttered In the wnter as If
that were not the first time they had
ever been In swimming.
Tbe mother dnck returned once more
to the tree to make sure thnt she bnd
not overlooked one. catne back, placed
herself at the head of the procession,
called softly to her bnhies and swam
away, followed by the entire family
in single file.
NAVAL GUN TELESCOPES.
AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
A QUAINT PHILOSOPHER.
Ha Deftly Turned Hia Little Fault*
Into Real Virtues.
In August Strindherg's "Easter (a
playi and Stories." translated from the
Kwedlsu by Velnifl Swanston Howard,
Im » quulnt hit of conscience easing
reason! ug by a matter of fact philosophical photographer. He had a
partner, who (anted an a real, a fault*
less, philosopher. But thin matter of
fact chap was "full of little eccentricities. Kor instance, he smoked tobacco
all day long; he could never learn to
close a door after him: he stuck the
knife Into hla month Instead of the
fork; he went about in the bouse with
hia hnt ou; he manicured his nulls in
the middle of the atelier, and at night
he had to have three mugs of ale. He
was full of faults."
To his faultless partner tbe matter
of fact oue thus justified his short-
comings: •'.lust consider! I do not
drink to excess, therefore I attend to
the business. 1 don't steal. I never
speak III of yofi, J never eompliilu, I
uever turn white Into black, I'm never
uncivil to customers. 1 rise early tn
the morning, I trim my mills to keep
the developer clean. 1 keep my hat on
my head so ns not tu shed hairs on
Ihe plate. 1 smoke tobacco to clear the
atmosphere of poisonous fumes, I
leave the doors ajar to avoid making
a noise lu the atelier, I drink ale at
night so ns not to tall into the whisky
habit, and I shove my knife into my
mouth to avoid sticking myself with
the fork."
"Verily, thou art a great philosopher." said the partner "Now we
shall be friends, and thus we'll make
headway."
Bound to H>t Something.
There Is n cross eyed man It) Cleveland who is tin enthusiastic trap shooter; furthermore, he Is an expert. Ills
record Is a llitng to he proud of. One
day last autumn a nervy friend ventured to question him thus:
"You are so horribly cross eyed that i
I don't see how you are able to shoot
straight."
"I'll lell you my secret. I squint
alom; the left barrel with my right
eye, snd I squint along the right barrel
with uiy left eye" —
"Yes?"
"And then I tire hoth barrels."-
Cleveland I'lulii Dealer.
Courte ot Love.
"Courts ot love" were established In
the middle sees, when chivalry wns at
its height and love the serious occupation of life iimonj; the higher dims uf
■oclety. The tlrst "court of love" wns
established In the south of France lu
the twelfth century and wns composed
of knights, poets and ladles, and their
decisions on subtle questions connected
with affairs of tbe heart were given
wltb great formality.
Device That Made Poeeible Accurate
/ Long Range Firing.
It was about the year 1SS"» that the
telescope was tlrst tested tn conjunction with the tiring of a modern gnu.
The tremendous concussion broke the
ens. however, so that tu order to use It
It nil the telescope had to l»e detached
from tbe gun before bring, thereby
entailing a loss of several seconds lu
time after aim had heeu taken.
Later, to obviate this defect the
telescope was adjusted to tbe axis ot
the gun by a system of parallel arms
moving up snd down in unison with
the gun. though detached from it This
ur course was a great Improvement
but there were still grave practical defects.
Well, along In the early nineties Henry C. Mustiii. a young midshipman at
Annapolis, lean faced and square of
jaw. built like a medium ahsed Her*
rules. qufct mannered, but a bulldog In
the football held. Interested himself In
Ihe study ot optics, Naturally enough,
his thoughts were directed to tbe detective lenses of the gun telescopes.
The lenses broke when the guns were
tired; therefore It was necessary to Invent a ..unbreakable ions.
One day years later, while stationed in Washington, Mustln called a few
or his brother officers to the window
near his desk un the second floor uf a
building in the navy yards. He showed them a lens with a metal hand
"shrunk" around Its circumference.
Then he opened the window aud deliberately threw the lens with all bit
might upon the brick pavement below. Tbe others knew of his pet bobby and thought he had given It up In
disgust und bad taken this way of telling them so. But he put on bis hat, lit
ii cigarette and hade them follow him.
He led them down the stairs amid considerable Joking nnd out to the spot
where the lens lay on the pavement
The glass was unbroken. The one
great detect of the telescope Right had
been overcome, and Mustin had made
'possible the long range gunnery of
the modern navy. The thud of the little glass disk with Ita metal collar
upon tbe brick .pavement was *he signal for the nations to begin to build
their Dreadnoughts.—Americau Magazine.
The German I and You.
It Is surprising wheu any one takes
the trouble to notice how many letters
begin with the pronoun "I." To Uer*
mans this Is egotistical, aud their etiquette In letter writing forbids It It
is probably on the same principle that
they write I ilchi always with a small
letter and you (Slei with a capital, reversing the Kngllsh custom.
LONG HAIRED MEN.
They Caused a Vigorous Protest In
Massachusetts In 1M9.
The following protest signed by Joseph Endlcott governor; Thomas Dudley, deputy governor: Ulehurd Belling-
ham. Klchard Kaltonsfall, Increase
Nowell, William Hibbins. Thomas
Flint, Robert Bridges aud Simon Brad-
street was published tu Massachusetts
lu If 14ft:
"Protest, against wearing long hair.
of the governor, etc., of Massachusetts:
"Forasmuch as the wenrlng of long
hair, after the manner of Itnsstansand
barbarous Indians, hns begun to Invade New England, contrary to the
rule of God's word, which says It is a
shame for man to wear long hair, us
iilso the commendable custom generally of all the godly of all our nation,
until within these few years:
"We, the magistrates, who have signed this paper, for the shewing of our
own innocency In this behalf, do declare and manifest our dislike and detestation against the wenrlng of such
long hufr. as mm Inst a thing uncivil
and Humanly, whereby men doe de-
forme themselves and offend sober and
modest men and doe corrupt good manners. We doe therefore earnestly in-
treat all tlie elders of this Jurisdiction,
as often ns they shall see cause, to
manifest their steal against It In their
public administrations, and to take
cure that the members nr their respective churches be not dollied therewith;
that so. such hs prove obstinate, and
will not reforme themselves, may hnve
Hod and man to witness against them.
The third month Kith day, liHli."
The Stranger.
A stranger knocked at a man's door
ami Pull him ol a fortune to be made
"Utlil" satil the man. "ll appears
that considerable effort will be involved."
"Oh, yea." said the stranger; "yon
wlll pass ui.iuy sleepless nights und
toilsome dU,Vs!"
"Urn!" said tbe num. "And who are
you?"
"I am called Opportunity."
"l,'m." said the muu. "Yon call
yourself Opportunity, but you look like
luird work to me "
And he ninth11ied the duor.~Pittsburgh I'usL
Naneen'e Daring and Perilous Swim
For Hie Drifting Boats.
Among the perilous itdveniures of
the Nausea arctic expedition was the
narrow escape of Nansen and Julian-
seti ou their return trip to the Pnt ill
ufter their unsuccessful dash Tor the
pole. After many months of hardship
u narrow channel opened in (be Ice,
and they launched the two light kulaks
I that they bad carried on their sledges
for uioiv titan a year. A tew Cays afterward disaster nearly put an end to
the expedition. The fuetdent i* related
in "The Siege and Cum pies t ot the
North Pole." by Mr. Ueorge Hryre.
In the evening their legs felt stiff
with sitting In the kulaks all day, and
they landed on the edye of the Ice m»
that they might stretch them a little.
After the kulaks, which were lashed
together, had been mooted by mean*
of one of the braces they ascended a
hummock close by and hud been standing there only a moment when ,lol>nn>
sen raised tile cry tbat the k.iuikt welt
adrift.
i They ran to the edge of the Ire, hoi
the boats were already a llltle way oft
nnd were drifting quickly.   The posl-
1 tiou was a terrible one. for all lliev
possessed was on boa id. Nftlisen at
once threw off some ot bis clothing,
handed his watch to Jnlmtiseii and
sprang Into the ley water. He knew
that If the boats were lost It meant
death to him and bis companion, At
first   It   seemed   more   than   doubtful
I whether he could manage to regain
tbem, When he got tired he (limed
over and swam on his back. At lengih
he gained a little and redoubled his
exertions.
| By this time Nansen felt bis limb*.
.stiffening and losing nil feeling. Ills
strokes became more and mure feeble,
\ but tbe distance from the kulaks became shorter, and at last he was able
to grasp a snowshoe that lay across
the sterns, tie now tried to pull himself up. but his body was so stilt with
cold that he could not do so.   After a
; little he managed to swing one leg up
i to the edge of the sledge that was
lashed to the deck and then raised the
! rest of his body.   They were saved!
| With some difficulty he paddled the
kulaks back to Johunsen. who admitted
I thnt these were (he worst moments he
had ever lived through,  Johanseh new
i pulled off Nansen's wet clothes, put oil
| tlie few dry ones tbey had In reserve,
spread the sleeping bag upon tbe ice
nnd covered Nansen with the sail and
everything he could find to keep out
( the cold. The next day Nansen was
all   right   again,   aud   in   the  evening
i they pressed forward once more on the
march that Una liy brought them out of
the arctic.
ER1TISUMAZ0NS
Women Who Could Pull an Oar
With the Best of Men.
WON FAME ALL OVER EUROP
A Chilly Forecast
The earth Is growing in bulk on nr*
count or the meteoric dust thai falls on
It. it has recently been estimated that
100 tons fall dully over the surface ot
the globe, and that millions of years
hence this will have Increased the
thickness of the earth considerably.
This would have a tendency to bring
us closer to the sun But centrifugal
force Is augmented at the same time lu
greater proportion aud counteracts this
tendency; consequently the earth would
be swept away from the sun. with the
result that its distance from flint body
would be considerably augmented.
This is spoken ,of as having possibly
happened to some of tbe larger outer
planets, notably Jupiter, lu tbe remote
past—Harper's.
Milk and Ministers.
Milk became a very important part
of the food of families In the colonial
days or the eighteenth century, In
1728 a discussion took place In the
Huston newspapers ns to the expense
of keeping n family of "middling Hgure." These writers all named only
bread and milk for breakfast snd supper. As cows Increased In number,
milk, of course, became more frequently used. Rev. Mr. Hlgglnsoti In HM»
wrote that milk cost lu Salem but a
penny a quart, while another minister, John Cotton, said that mil-' uud
ministers were the onlv tTjititr** cheap
in New England.—American Cultivator,
Knew the Symotoms,
"Doctor,  my  husband  Is losing his
mind. I fenr.    lie continually mumbles
I nud inutiers to himself."
"Is it possible'/"
I    "Yes;   he   mill ters   to   himself,   and
j when yon speak to him be shires at
; you blankly."
"I  know  what the trouble Is." snld
the doctor, smiling,  "lie is u rhdim
! some lodge work.    I belong to tbe same
lodge."-Louisville Courier-Journal.
Fremied Arithmetic.
Three-year-old Amy, wbo had a very
lively little brother, was being put
through a lesson lu arithmetic by her
uncle. She hnd successfully added une
tnfi one. but stuck at two uud oue.
"Your mamma," said her uncle, "hns
two children If she had one mure
what would that make7"
"Oh." crbsi Amy, "that would make
my mamma cwazy!'^—Woman's Home
Companion.
Unnecessary Instructions.
"Now, Tommy." eald his mother, rising her dual Instructions liefore he left
for tbe party, "remember, If you're
asked to hnve something yon want
yon must say, 'Yes, tbauk you,' aud
If you don't want It"—
Tommy raised his hand. "That's sll
right, ma." be safe, "you needn't both
er about that purl of lt"
( Ann G'anville and Her Champions N
j     Only   Seat  Their   Own  Countrymen*
but   Went   to   Havre   anu   Outrow*4
!     Halt a Ooien Crack French Crewe.
' lu the boat races thnt hare from
time Immemorial ureu rowed on tht)
tiniuoaxe. ibe estuary ot tbe Tntnaf
nnd  Ihe Tavy   that  forms  part ot \tf
harbor   of   Plymouth,   the   women   of
Sit Hash have often distinguished them*
selves, lu "Around and About Haliash"
I' li. II. Porter writes ol Ann tJIno-
vtlle. Whose auia/nnian feats of ours*
maiishlp made her fauiuus nil uver Ku>
1 roiw:
"Some sixty or seventy years ago tin
crew of Snltiish women was often seen
not ouly on the Uatnonz.e. but wherever
■ aquatic sports were held.    It was not
often thai Ann and the crew that situ
stroked were lH>aten In a match—uevef
by olber women.
j    "They competed for prizes at Hull,
, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Dartmouth,
' and It must not he supposed thnt a
crew or men ever yielded the palm out
; of masculine courtesy, for. us a  mat*
j let of fact, the wen did uot at all relish)
being lien ten by a 'parcel of females.'
"In some of these contests Mrs. Hai*
1 rlet Screech, a daughter uf Ann titan*
j ville, who had fourteen children, row*
| ed with her motber.    As she was tbt
youngest   member  of  the  crew   she
pulled bow oar, the least arduous post
lu the Jwmt
"Once this crew, rowing a match st
Fleetwood In tbe presence of Queen
Victoria, gave the men so sound a bent*
ing thnt her majesty asked to have
Anu presented to her.
"However, the most famous even!
of Ann's life took place In 1850, wben
Captain Itussell or H. M. 8. Brunswick
suggested tu her that she and her crew
should go tu Havre to the regatta there
and challenge the Frenchmen, a proposal to which she readily n rented.
"When the Frenchmen heard of the
challenge from lee Anglnlses de Hall
ashe they shrugged their shoulder*-
tor they scarcely regarded It as se
rlons. And wheu the women appeared In their white frilled caps prinked]
out with blue ribbons, in their short
petticoats and white dresses, with bine
neckerchiefs Med over the shoulders
and crossed behind the back, they look*
ed puzzled.
"The challenge of the Encllshwomen
created a stir not only In Havre, but
for miles along the French coast and
for many leagues inland tiK> And In
England the greatest Interest was
aroused,
"When the dny of the regatta came
there was a vast concourse of people
to witness the contest Every quay,
hilltop and housetop from which n view
of the course could be hnd was crowd*
ed. Every one was on tiptoe of ex*
pectutlon. Before the start the Salt*
ash crew had a pull round "to show
themselves.' Their steady stroke, ths
way In which tbey bent their bucks to
their work and the perfect ense and
grace with which they pulled mads
the French open their eyes.
"Ann and her crew had not the best
start possible, nor at first did the*
have the advantage. Five minutes aft*
er the start six hunts were ahead ol
tbem. But they soon tested their op*
ponents' nerve. Ann. who had ths
stroke nnr, enve the word:
"'Head your backs fo It. maidens,
snd hurrah for old England!'
"One hy one, with n cheer from old
Ann, they passed the six boats. At
Inst they drove their boat, with ths
British color flying goyly at the fore
Into the lead it was a long com**- ■
and n hnrd [Mill, hut. the\ sound I *
thrashed tho Frenchmen, Ann nnd her
'maidens' beat them by HH) yards. Ths
members or Ibis famous crew were
Ann (jlnnvlllo. Harriet Husking, Jane
House nnd Amelia Leo. a man acted
as coxswain
"Mrs House wns so elated nt the
Ytetory that on reaching tbe commit'
tee thint hIic plunged Into the water,
d'ved under the v-swl and came up
widi ii dripping nud drooping cap on
the uppostie side,
"Ann Ulnnvtlle died In IKSO. at the
see of eighty live, dlgtiilled. vigoroni
end handsome fo the Inst. Her char*
scter was summed up by a neighbor
In these words:
"'Her was honest tn h farthing, clean
As a smelt sud klud hearted ss a
queen.' "
She Agreed.
WIM-The sight of an old schoolmate
|„_-eP-w»*tl, It might he called both
meat and drink.
Berths-Yes; thst's what ynu men
ususlly do In the circumstance*.
"KhT
"Meet and drink."
A Gentle Hint
"I'm hungry.' said the out of a Job
tragedian.
"Well." said the kind hearted (Tt
manager, "can't I give you something
to appease your hunger?"
"Surely." snld the sctnr. "1 believe
I'd prefer ft few dates." — St Louis
Post-Dispatch.
Evolution of the Mortgage,
"Farming   methods   have   changed,
t haven't they?"
i    "Yep,"   replied    Farmer   Cornmseel.
I "Now a man thinks he's unlucky it tit
has to borrow money on bis place.  He
used to think he wns lucky If tie wh»
, utile to."—Washington Star.
Rose to the Oocaeton,
' "No you know. Miss Duofles," sski
the earnest young man. "that if out
were on Hlrius the orbit of the earth
would liMjk Just about the size or a
finger ring?"
"I heg yonr pardon, Harold." shi
flutters "| was musing for the moment and did not cntrh everything yon
said, hut I heard you say something
a is tut 'serious and a ring,"—Chicago
i'ost
Mistaken Identity.
Mrs.  Hetipeck  (to  her  pet dogi-Oo
snd   Me  down   there!     Her   Husband
(coming hastilyi-What did you wish,
my sweet little wifel-lfllegimde Blst
tor.
Well Schooled.
Captain - Supposing the barracks
were to catch tire, what cull wooui
you sound? Trumpeter (newly Jollied!
-Rare, sorr, I'd sound the "cease rtre."
-laondou Punch.
The 8teerlng Committee.
Registry cierk-it Is necessary fm
me to ask the mother of the bride lt
ahe has nothing to say before I proceed with the ceremony. Voice ot
Mother (In backgroundi-AH I have to
ssy is thnt If I hadn't bad s good deal
to sny already thei never would have
landed here.
Who rises every time be falls ertll
oo me times rise to ataj.-Morrla,
If it were possible to heal sorrow h»
weepb ge'd were less prised than
grief.- ophocleo. rtfE    W..\*'l-;-i.      rjftrrstlt Ml O,   r,.<\
THE     ISLAND
RR
Published   tsverv   Saturday   .'it   Cuiuberland,   B.C.,   by
Island).'.- Priutiug & Publishiug Company
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
Advertising ratt*s furni-ltt'd on application
Subscription price $1.51) pel' year, payable in iitivanot
The editor does not  hold   hiinsrlf responsible fur  views expressed b)
correspondent'..
SATURDAY, APRIL b, 1913.
The 'ruth lii's bar
**j
That the disorderly scenea in the Hou^e of Coinmous
recently were deliberately planned by the Liberal organization
with a view to giv'nij; the impression that the Government
was trying to stop free speech is now very evident.
Hon. William Pugsley, ex-Minister of Public Works, was
tlie leader of the irreconcilable element, which iu the absence
of Sir Wilfrid Laurier had the upper hand. Mr. Pugslej/
quibbled for hour after hour over technical points of order in
an effort to l.loel. the business of the country ami to prevent
the passage of the naval bill. Finally rushing out on the
floor he endeavoured to intimidate Chairman Rubic'oux by
shaking his fist in his face while he waved his followers to
come on. Tliere then followed the most disgraceful seems
ever witnessed iu the Canadian House oi Commons,
Premier Borden showed himself the hig man of Parliament
by the tactful and resorceful way in which he handled the
delicate situation. It Was his coolness, calmness and fairness
which prevented riotous scenes. In closing he made a statement on the situation which showed tint the Government was
prepared to carry through lhe bill to the end.
Mr Borden stated: "Without desiring to make any threat
oi Koying anything offensive 1 want to eay that we propose
carrying out 'hat for which we have a mandate from thepeqple
of Canada. Whatever else is done, the Kinr/s government
must be carried on and the public business must be transacted."
Premier Borden in his speech made it clear that the
Government would not submit to minority rule, characterised
lhe action of the Liberals i; committee by quoting from Hon.
W. E. Gladstone as follows :
" It is not a very easy matter to define obstruction, and 1
will not attempt to define il for anyone but myself. 1 will only
give my description of it. To me it appears to be the disposition either of tbe minority of the House or of individuals to
resist the prevailing will of the House otherwise than by
argument."
Continuing the Premier stated : " We do not desire to
deparr< front the constitutional tradition of this House, or take
any steps that may rot be absolutely necessary. Honorable
ryciilhmcn opposite on more than one occasion have boasted of
their ability to force us to dissolve and go before the public
That has been the constant boast through certain elements of
the press of the Province of Quebec. If it were possible for an
opposition to do this this session, it would also be possible to do
it ei.rt session and tbe sessioi following ; with the it suit that
IliRleatl of the tlissolutioii of Pc/i'litmiei t being dell iniined, as
it hUvuvs I'us I" i ii in the | "si, by lhe • Inwn, on the advise of
lesj oiisibli ii blisters, il won't! hi i!i it i ii ii i ill ■//11 i ■ i i i itisil i. r,
a minority in    tirliament,"
'    'I ■   ' ;'i • ' > '   v '  i I   'I i   i'i ll ;>li i1 nihil el n ii istt If
i   i       i 11; i ,i j   ]   i  ii can It stall tl ant huritiiiivi i\
i   (       11 tli all will   Iii ii 1} ly ll.t !'n ii it i urn
u • ii,  will hi |uthtd it. n ci.i e.iisiou il /'in I'imIi fill has to sit
until Christmas
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New arrivals in Suits. Shirts, Ties etc.
n
,   Men's Suits in Shades of Browns, Grays. Navys, Blacks and
Mixtures, Prices ranges from $17.50 lo $25.00
i
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Successor'.? A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,
Ice Cream
Fruits,
Cigars and
Tobaccos
McKmnell's Old Stand,
IDunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
FOK SALE
piFTEEN   ACHES   OF   GOOD
'      LAN ll. Six iion-a olettreil. Th'w
oios  ill   Market  Gntile
' I I! i-p! t-iiii-, Sti'itwlti n.'
Men's Negligee Shirts in Coat Style with Collars to match  n
in Shades of Blue, Tan, Grey, and Black and
White Stripes, prices ranging from $1.25 to $2
Men's Extra Fine Quality Shirts with Double Soft Cuffs,
From $2.00 to $3.75
FOOTWEAR OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
Edward W. Bickle
NOT - li V PUBLIC,
CoWKY.ImT./,'.
mill UK.II. ESTATE
il!\llir./,'l.   N/i. B. c
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Unless it concerns you.
Comox Co-operative Societ)
Purveyors of Meat, Fish and Farm Produ    .
ox beef BEST QUALITY ONLY
Alberta Horses
At 1 o'clock, Monday April 14th
At the
Recreation Park Stablss
VANCOUVER
DAIHY FED PORK
SPECIAL THI3 WEEK
Home Cured Bacon (unsmoked)...       20c. per lb.
Best Smoked Bacon   25c,
•Genuine Wiltshire Bacon ...
Very Best Desert Apples Obtainable        '.„ $1.65 per box
Hums, best (Fresh every week)  21 :. per !b.
Home Made Mincemeat  ..  25c,
Fresh Cabbage  . 5c.      "       (
Best Onion .per li lbs. :.'  .
Potatoes Al Quality..    . .. $1.00 per sack
Carrots   1,50
English White Turnips           1.50      "
Halibut and Salmon, best fresh, lowesl mark I pi ces.
Local Fresh Eggs, 35c. per doz., ',) dot. for $1.00.
.   Orders by phone promptly attended to, Phone 25.
W. S. PRATT & Co. will sell
by  public auction,   (i0 head of
sound horses, age 5 to 7,   direct
] fn ni   the  farmers   in  Alberta,
j without resi rvi. Al1 these horses
I will be sold with a warranty and
v< tenrary s examinat.ot.    The
consignment consists of delivery,
drivers and extra  good   saddle
horses,   Also a number of city
horses from different firms.
W. N. TOMPKINS, Auctineers.
LIBERAL uewsp1 pm still ;/i\i- tin ir lenders to In lieve thai
tho Diivitl bill will he hlcckttl, in d thai "ii t li clii n will take
take I'litce I his \ enr A lev n on ll.t will i-hi w il.i.n readers
that 11 ii ir nifiHlis (h ri ivi il ll i ii 1 ui the nifions will mi nn
ft-i tl . 'ii» m Ii other hliuits ei, .tut \ i.I.m.kI. nlit, ilit
i, i,i vi I if 11 at n tiny i;f t In m I.il i ml ii i.dt i> will con tin ue to
believi tin se stories,
Tli it  will l« no e'tctii n tl.it year, hut ii ihe,!  \\hs, what
would hitpfien ?   Does anyone 'liiid    Ihnl   tin    I ier   imity
call (lef'ent the G.ivt u,?i/i nl on (hi liav) hll. uhti olle of ils
own members, Col. McLean, M,P., is supporting th. Borden
policy, and no Conservative niewhei is .supporting the Znurier
alternative? Bwv can it go to the country with any hope ot
puccess wb( n the Borch it i nlirty i? mi/-| oi-t(d 1 y Mich staunch
Liberal p'opi is ns the Mi nirtal \\ itin .-.-, the St. John's Globe,
the Montrea1 Herald, and the Wii nipt ,■ Trilm v ?
hkpakt.ment oi lands
r.wrlil.l.ATItiN UK IIKSIillVrS,
Ii,.|,.|,j given tlml die
i- exiitl i u I'.v I't'UMiill nt'
! -i... in lhe 1'. i ti i - i, I'u
liiiiiliin Gazelle of Deeenilier 27tli,
li)07, is pinifelletl in sn fn ns iIm , in.
i-elat - lu the following tlfsi I'llieil lands
..., us lop in. Im iliesnleiiflli liniliei'
r-f-ntiiliiiff tlteri'tm:
Gtiniitieiii'ing al tile iiot'tliBust o rner
,, nf Lin Nu :S|!l. Hetlolttlii [xhtml,
New Weal minute  /ii-niri; tlient n-t
11. ■ -~; 111  lire lltil'lll I e   llilisj ill ••■
,i-i III fliiiiii»;ilieiiees  Ii5 ulnillHj
. i,r    Mrs'   32 ri.mil-., In  In   I  ss.  lu
!  .si I mi ry iif l.ui    Nu.   '-'uTJ;
st    I nlltl
i-\ nf - in Ite lo i li     point  of rum
■i , e ii ni; rpiittiiiiiiiy liy ml Measure
in ~'i nn rs  inure or less.
llOHKItT A   R-IONWICK,
Oe,,nt,i  Minister ,,/' Lands.
I*irlmeiil of Lands
mmi:i; siLE X29
<E.II.£7> fmrnm willbereceir
ed not later than noon tin the
25th day of /.pnl, 1918, f r the pnr-
ohatvut Licence X29 to cut 780,000
feet of timber on Lot 1431, /fringe 1,
C! 'ist District (CiiileioChannel).
One year will Ite all .wed for the removal of the tinilier,
Particulars of Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C. Mli295i»
FOR SALE—Four Sows, one
year old, each expected to have
litter of pigs in one or two months
Will sell for $20.00 each. Apply
to Arthur Dumaresq, Denman Isl.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be ill this office not later than
in n. in. mi Thursday.
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PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT.
\OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the List of Voters for the
Comox Eleetorial District has been cancelled and that application to be placed on the Voters' List will be received at my office
at Cumberland where printed forms of affidavit to be used in
support of an application to vote will be supplied. The list of
persons claiming' to vote will be suspended from and after the 7th
day of April, 10115, and a Court of Revision will be held on the 19th
day of May, and notice of objections to the insertion of any rames
on the Register of Voters must he given to me thirty clear days
before the holding of the Court of Revision.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 1913.
JOHN BAIRD,
Registrar of Voters,
Comox Electoral District. ri
TOM ISLAMttOt, tramflBRLAUrD,   B.C
i
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Cumberland, B.
NEW   GOODS
TRUNKS, Sl'IT CASES
Ladies' Slippers, Man's Boots
and Shoes,  Boys Lecky Shoes
FRESH
Mondays and Fridays
Dunsmuir avenue
'   (Cumberland, B. 6
Y
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t\ i l Li
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Full Stock of Wheat, Coin, Barley, Oil Cake
Meal, Oats and Crushed Oats, kept on hand
all the time at the Lowest Market Prices.
Made from N'o. 3 Hwd WI ta . First Quality Family
; •   ack
xi.   -4? .©^
Lcave your orders at
A. B.
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Corner Duns mir and First Street
The Depot
Barber Shop
Opposite the Hotel Union and
at.joining the Hallway Station
IS NOW
OPEN FOR
BUSINESS
The finest Cigars end the best of
Tobiucos alw.yson hand
T. E. Johnson
Prop.
Cumberland. B.C., March 8,1913
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,
This is to certify that J. Newbury holds my power of attorney
to receive and sign all documents
and cheques.    HENRY HALLIDAY
J, Newbury, Attorney.
iVOTICE
VOTICE is heu'by given that ineet-
ings of tl'.e Provincial Agriuultur.
al Cnnimission will he lield at the
following phtees:—
' Nanainio—April llth, 10 a.m. anil
.'.it   p.m., Ciiy Hall
Parltsrille -April 12th, 10 a. m.,
Agricnltural Hull.
Alberni —Apt il i'nh, 10 a.m. and
130 p.m.; Vpril lOlh, 10 a.m., Court
house.
Courtenay—April 17th ami lSili,
10 a.in. ami L'.SU p.m. of both day?,
Agricultural Hall.
Duncan-April 21st nnd 22nd, 10
am anil 2.H0 p.m. tol both days,
Court-house*
Tli«- C'lnniission will hear evidencr
un tit] matters aO'eoting n^riculmial
coiitli'ioiiv iii the Province. All pereiuiH
ititeiested are invited to be pr sttnt.
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Ohaii'tnan.
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Seoietary.
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SlEALED TENDERS atldresed in tl..-
utttlbifiKiied, and endursed "Putt
Uuiltliiiu. Union Buy, B C ," will b r ■
Halved at this Bice until 6 p in. Tup •
day,'he22nd April,IMS,fortheereoti n
ttid otmipletittn of a Public Buildi a t
Union B.y, BC
Plaint   nd sppcificntioiia can be aeen
lip I*, ut Olticp, Uui'iti B»y. and at in
< ilioa.    Tenders   will not bn cnltsideteil
nnlpaa made Upnli, and in   oonrdanou wn
tin- cniliii-'i'B ci'titainrd in f- iiiia lu-   --I •
pil by thi. "Biup.   Forma of rentier c-»i
im »p urwd upon application tu  he under-
i.ed.
Each tender mutt be accumpaiipd by
an accepted cheque on a ohartrrrd bu k,
,„,\ nt,. tu the-tdertif the Humuri1-!.
ilte M , i t-r nf Public Wttika ,-f 0»nad.
f i a Hunt puivalent to tpti pet crnt of the
anii'Unt uf lit   'puller.
Wm.  HENDERSON.
R aiditit Architect,
l)pp'. Public VV    a   of Camilla.
Resident Archil■' t'a Ollio.-,
Vic H. C
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
CO\h   mi'n *iultts of the  Dnininiui
i   V]    ii lis, Hafkaroliewati in    A lien
V k n T' "i'ory ili.-N rli"  -   I'-  t
ml i.. a p in- '  "f   ■ -  1' ur in
H      - C luii.Inn, may In- t-a	
v      .  v «r« a     ll ,,-n   - i
-i „    ,-' N     in ■     li ,. 2.600
I ll I-  • lliapi   leu '
A|i|il ua i ii foraleaap inuat'bu itiadi b
- .-   pi-licam III peraiill tntllti Aye' I "t allb
to < i ul tin- district in which the nglu
,,  i-il fur ale al'lla'eil
lu "in vpyi'd tei'ir-iy ihp land luua' be
untied bv at'Otluil*, r). unl-ulitl   i.iutti
i     ui i i.a,  >nd in   iiiiku vi y. il  er i   i(l
lip racl applied for all-ill he nuked nut In,
li, ,| p leant liitn.ulf.
E   li applioatitut nntat he ace-'up-uhtl
f f Jdwhieh trill bet ud tl ifthe
I,      p.  ie<l fnran i -.t»v ilah -   hit  m '
. i ..im,     A i- y-.lt) alinl Im t   ii
neroliatiuble output  uf the mine al    in
aip uf live ci-nta per t li.
T ie peranti nperiitittu the
-   \a.-i
if,,-
t"..*i■ • ■ ir tfliiinv he  cMiijsidi-red »i.»n
ikn
£111 (lit   ., c -
I'     ntlli f"     .11 pli     i-     -li mo
1,,   Tl..,l,   |m    III.'   SfCt-f uiy   if    111!   Dip.  I-
,-lil i,| tlie Ill'fii'l    OdHW.,    '"'  lu    liny
\  ,., i    r Sub Ay ii    It) mi  i ■   Ln    s
W   W, CORY.
Deputy Mil .Met   '  li. li leuot
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LAND   ACT.
Victoria Land District
District of Skyward
Take notice that Morgan O'Brien, ut
Namiiiiit, B.C., occupation hotel] proprietor,  listemla   r<> Hpply for periHiawintt to
purchase the folluwing deBcnbod lands:-—
Commencing at a p<>at planted at tlie
N W. C.irner ut VAX. HlVa, thence north
40 chains. (Hat 40ohain8, south 40chaina,
west 40chains to pmnt <if coiumfucement,
cuutaiiiinK IliU ncrte tn<>re or less.
Mutgitn O'Brien, Applicant.
IM. J, M. Keown.   Agent,
Dated December 20th, 1912. 22 ti
Sayward Lund District.
District of Sayward
Take   notice   that James   Affleck,   of
Nanaimo, B.C., ocoupntiun atfent, intends
h»   apply   for   parmisssion to nitrcimae
the fulluwing described lands:— Cuminen-
iug  at a  post planted at the southeast
comer   of   IV.   UT-'u,   thence north 40
ohains,   thence   east  40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, the hie west 40 chains lo
point of oommouoemetit, and containing
100 acres more or less.    J AMES ArFLKtK.
M. .1. At Kuown, a^ent.
Dated December 20th, 1012,
.SAYWARD  LAND   UISTltK'T.
District of SayWurd,
Take notice that Fred Booth, of Nanaimo, occupation bookkeeper, into ds to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lauds:—Commencing at
a pout planted tt the northwest corner of
T A. Toombs' application to purchase
(of 040 acres), thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south HO
chains, thenoe west 80 chains to point of
commencement, and containing 040 acres
more or less. Pkbu Booth,
M.J,MKeown, a«sin.
Dated December 20th, 1012.
8 AT WARD LAND DISTRICT
DIXTKICT OF SAYWARD
lake notice that.T. A. Toombs, of Na-
liauuo. B.C., occupation broker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lauds;—C -mmoucini;
at a post planted at the northeast corner
of TL 37483, thence west 80 chains,thence
north 80 chains, thenoe east  80 chains,
i hence south 80 chains to point of Com-
mui'Cemeui, containing li-10 acres more or
n-s*. T. A. Toombs,
M    . McKeown, ayeiit.
Da id Dceuiber20tli, 1013.
D18TRICI OF SAYWARD
Take notice that Hilton Eaton,
of Nanaimo, < coupation a broker,
intends to apply for permission to pur-
base the following ilesciibud lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at ihe
northwest oorner of TL 4621, thenoe
uoith 80 chains, thence east 30 chains,
thf c« sou'h 80 chain's, thenoe west 80
ins to point ot commencement, and
con' -iiitiibt till) aores more or less,
Hilton Eaton.
M. j.  MKeown, ayeiit.
Dai.o December 20th, 1912
DI8TRIUT OF SAYWARD
Take notice that A, E. T..< tubs, nf Nanaimo, iiccu) ati> u broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the follow
owing described la da:— Commencing hi
a post planted at the northeas' corner ot
TL 3748o, thence north 80 chains, the. ce
easl K0 chains, thence smith 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of coin-
mencement and containing 040 acres more
or lesB. A.  E.   I'oo.Miis.
M.j. McKeown, agent.
Dated December 20th. 1012.
DISTRICT OF SAYWARD
Take   notice   that Charles  Reddy, of
Q'tebto, P Q„ occupation o'erk, tit mis
to apply tm permission t     putclmse    hi
f winj tt.Berih .I 1-   .1 ;-''    il m m
ata port   plat. <d   \\    li<    Ro| i hi   uO'lo r
.,f llilr n Eal it's .ppltcari pur.    k,-,
thui.ee north 80 chains, ihe ce  ...t   80
chains, thence s uih 80   chains,    thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement
and containing 040 acrt's in'>re or less,
Chahi.i:s RbdDY,
M. j, MKeoWHi agent.
Datod December 30th, 1012,
SPECIAL  SALE
MBawssaK ^^%.-/:msiTmrstTwrvK'tirtSTff--'-.'   ■     ri-ingaw
GOLDEN OAK DINEBS, leather | led, six-piece
sets, ranging from       - $22 00 to -*35 OO
Golden Oak and Mahogany Bookers,   ?5 to $10
Parlor Tables ....      53.50 to $7
Curtains, 20% Discount for cash during March
Lace, Tapestry, Muslin, etc.
We curry a full line nt Furniture and House-furnishings,
Ranges, etc., etc.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Ctunborian   B.C
sll'.ll
Victorin, B.C.
Phone '.nil
THOMAS' CKOSSINO,
Siduey, 1T.C. Phtme t 36.
Cumherlsntl, B.0
Phone .1.1
S. NAKAN0 & So..
REAL ESTATE AND
COMMISSION AGENT
Head Ohficu: f IS, Pisguard Street
VICTORIA, B.C.
HE HEW EILIi iTEL
a, 4} it ***>*> *> *,*,*>***)•»*,*>*> »-» s) s> ■> *> 0 »
JOSEPH WALKER,
PROPRIETOR
THE BEST OF WINES, LIQUOR k CIGARS
ALWAYS INSTOOK.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. £.
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EEAL ESTATE AGENTS
Auctioneers.      Fire and Life Insurance.
FOR SALE
Farms, Bush Lands, Desirable Lots and
Bungalows in Courtenay, B.C., V.I.
Auction Sales of Real Property, Farm Stock, Furniture,
etc., conducted on the shortest notice at
reasonable terms.
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REAL ESTATE AGENTS',
Phone 10 Courtenay, B.C.
Caoital Paid Up $U,5ijO,000
tteserve Fund $13,000,000
THE ROYRL BANK
OF eHNHDfl
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SPECIAL, ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, nnd Inter
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CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch -   —   _      OPEN DA.!''
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch- OPEN THURSDA"*
D.  M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY.B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
R. H. Hardwicke, Manager.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRtCTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
GUMBERLAND.B.C
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Al'-x Hi-mil- miii, Proprietor
ISttlmato anil Doalfata fuiiiiiJicil
in Application
STUDEBAKER   GARAGE
FRONT Si., NANAIMO, B.C.
'4/iU
25 H.P., fully eqipped, $1175.00
35 H.P., S^r^^a^^; $1650.00
45 H.P., six cylinder, $1950.00
DELIVERED IN CUMBERLAND AT ABOVE PRICES
Howard King, Manager-
Fred Ray, Sales Representative
For further particula-s Phone K9 Wilson Hotel, Union Fay
- THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
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The Secret
Marriage
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
V
Wtrd, Lock & Co., Limited
London. Melbourne 4 Toronto-
I will join you there. Will you do
that? And he held out his hand
to Kaston.
1 will start at once, said Easton
rising to hia feet. But how will
vxu find me?
You know my office, said Nell, wire
me as soon as you have found somewhere a tel3gram will reach you. Rely on me not to waste time hero, and
when we next meet Mr. Rlvlngton iu-
.tether, 1 think ho will have something
to explain to us.
Jf
(Continued)
But now the murderer hegins to
grow uneasy. All this has exceeded
his plans his wildest hopes. All is
too well. The verdict, to his surprise, lias been accidental death, No
mention has been mado if suicide, no
mention has been made of tlie letter,
the accusing letter. *et the letter
has existed, he had placed it himself
lu the dead girl's ham), and site had
been found dead. What has happened to this letter? He searches the
papers fer a word of it. He wonders
if in the confusion, the 'terror of the
moment, lie can have mislaid It, taken
It away with him, If the verdict can
have been a blind and the thing be
even.now in the hands of the police.
who search for him, But no sign
co-mos. And he fears. Unseen, un-
hoard-off terrors haunt him. He cannot stand the constant strain, he cannot keep away, and he comes to this
house, which of all others he should
avoid. But Violet knowing nothing
of the letter, gives no sign, he can get
no hint from her, Yet ho is convinced she must know of its existence,
even that it is in her possession. And
so—
And so he abducts her? ejacu at >J
the Major, carried away by his com
panton's words.
And so, probably he abducts her,
and so he comes back here yesterday
to search, himself, for this piece of
paper. For lie feels that so long
as It exists and its whereabouts are
unknown, so long will his terrors
haunt  him.      Do you see?
Neil stopped at last—exhausted with
the vehemence with which he had described the scenes he had conjured
up, and looked at the Major a little
triumphantly.
So earnest had been Nell's tones, so
vivid the things he had described, that
Easton, who had been feeling as if he
had himself just ceased to witness the
tragedy, woke with a start.
You must be right, he said, 1 feel
you are. But there is one thing I do
not understand. The murderer's
hand left its Imprint on the brass of
the burner you have there. How is
it that it did not upon the note?
Neil smiled slightly. It did, he
said. Look at the note, and you
will see,
Easton started, and drew the paper
quickly from his pocket. On the
one side was the writing he knew and
remembered so well, on the other, now
that his attention had been called to
it, he could distinctly recognize the
faint imprint of a finger out lined in
red in a corner of the paper. And
he flushed.
Good heavens! he murmured, and I
never noticed that.
Neil smiled again. Why should
you, he said. You took it. for granted, as most people would, that this
was written by Eda herself, and even
had you notic-at the mark, you would
probably haw taken it for hers, II
is very faint too upon the paper, for
it was the burner the finger marked
first.
Yet you noticed It, said Kaston, admiringly .
I have always had a fancy for this
kind of thing, said Neil, and it is in
my business. I should not he much
use if I had not remarked it whn. yon
sthowed me the paper first. It still
remains to say whose finger-marks
they are, remember that.
They are Kiviuglon's. I feel sure of
it, said Kaston. I feel that you have
reconstructed this crime as ft really
occurred and that the man who came
back to search for something so eagerly ln her rooms was tlie man who
committed the murder and that it was
this paper ho sought,
Neil nodded. Yes, he said, but we
must prove it.
We will prove it, if we have to
WTlng It out of the man himself, said
Kasion, but she-— Violet—must not
stay a day longer where she is. We
must get her away.
We must do nothing rashly, return-
Ad Neil, slowly. Remember all this
Is suspicion merely and we must not
harm her. We kr.ow nothing of the
relations between this man and her.
He may be her husband, and she may
be fond of him. He may even he as
innocent as oureslves of this girl's
death. It Is what we must find out
before we deal rashly with the situation. Bui you are right. She must
not stay there, at all events unguarded, for another day. That might bo
fatal,
I am free, said Easton, quickly, I
have nothing to dn. I am ready to
give my time and anything 1 have to
help her. Toll me what ynu advise,
and I will do tt.
Go down to Oakston. Find out if
she has recovered consciousness, and
get an Interview with her at all coat,
said Neil.
And you? asked the Major doubtfully.
1 have a few hours more work to do
In London; 1 want to find out a little
more about this man Uivington's position. Go to Oakston, Bee Violet—
within twenty-four hours at the most
CHAPTER XV
Kaston, who had sometimes found
the time hang heavily upon his hands
since he had taken up a life of idleness, now began to bless the fact that
he had no duties which stood in the
way of his giving his undivided attention to Violet Brooke and her
strange si; nation. He obtained
some money from his bank, packed his
bag. and was very soon back again
at Oakston, in which place he discovered a small Inn, where he could stay
the night, and whence ho wired to
Nell to the address the latter had
give n him.
It was evening by the time he had
accomplished all this, and it wn3 already growing dark; but he made up
his mind that he would at all events
have a look at the house which he and
Nell had left so crestfallen. He had
not made any plans, as yet, as to how
ho was to obtain an interview wi:h
Violet, but he trusted that chance
would help him In some way, and if
it should not, he was determined openly to compel Rlvlngton to let him
speak to her, cost what it might.
He felt that he must know, and
know soon, whether the young girl
was indeed the wife of this man, who
bad therefore a right to keep her
there, or whether, as he felt in his
heart, she was the victim of some
plot which was drawing them, who
knew  whitther. ,
The little inn where he had left his
hag was not very far from Uivington's
place, only a mile or so across some
fields and Kaston soon found himself
again outside the lodge gates, where
Nell and he had left their taxi-cab
on their former visit.
There was a light in the lodge window, but Easton opened the gates
quietly and attracted no attention as
he passed in. He hoped indeed to
have a good look round the house,
and to get some idea of the position
of Violet's room before being seen by
any one, and with this object he kept
to the side of the drive, well under
the shrubbery, in case he should be
met by people going in or out.
But no one passed him, and as he
went on he became aware of the
house looming up In front of him—
dark and deserted-looking, and with
no sign of occupation coming from It.
Good God! he thought, as he drew
nearer, the place is empty aud I am
too late.
But even as he (.bought, he caught
sight of a Taint light moving along
one of the windows that looked out
from a passage, and after a moment
the front door opened and a figure
came out.
Kaston for a second drew back, but
as he saw that the house now was entirely in darkness, he took a step forward again. Tliere was something
mysterious about, all this silence and
darkness, and he fell he must know
the meaning of it.
As the figure approached, he realised that it was a man, and a tall one
and the next, second he recognized
Odo Rlvlngton,
The two men were almost upon one
another before ihey had time to drawback, and for an Instant they stood
looking at one another, both pale aud
angry, silently taking each other's
measure.
Rlvlngton was the first to break the
silence.
You here again! he said, with a furious gesture, what the devil do you
want?
Kaston frowned at the tone. Since
you ask me, he said, I want to see
Miss Brooke.
Well, you won't, said Rlvlngton. Besides. I thought I told you that lady
was Mrs.  Rlvlngton, didn't 1?
(To be Con tin uod)
DRESS OF TURKISH  WOMEN
Bad Blood
U the direct and inevitable result of
Irregular or constipated bowels and
cbwged-up kidneys and skin. Tht
■ndigested food and other waste matter which is allowed to accumulata
poisons the blood and the whoit
system. Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills
act directly on the bowels, regulating
them—on the kidneys, giving tbem
ease and strength to properly filtei ths
blood—and on the skin, opening up
the pores. For pure blood and good
health take
Dr. Morse's   •
Ifarftan Root PUls
Military Censorship of New Fashions
in Constantinople
Constantinople.—The military commandant of Constantinople has just
issued a significant order prohibiting
Turkish women to appear in ihr
streets In attire which is contrary to
the religious law and to national custom.
This winter is marking a great advance over previous years In the extreme street garb worn by the younger generation of Moslems. Deft
dressmaking has converted the old-
fashioned black outer garment Into a
most attractive costume, which accentuates rather than hides the nut in]
lines of a good figure.
This order does not represent a ho,i"
that the Turkish woman will go back
to her shapeless clothes. Tho military commamlmant. knows woman tia
hire too well for that. It is lntv-
preted as a caution against arousing
fanaticism In these critical days,
which might he harmful to th° ...oro
advanced members of the l'urtvis'l
fairer sex.
Better Yet
If the high cost of living keeps on,
the rich themselves will feel ihe pinch
of it.
The speaker was Brand Whltlock,
.Mayor of Toledo.     He continued:
I know a Toledo banker who has
already begun to retrench. His
daughter said to him the other day:
Father, dear, I need a new fall riding habit.
Can't afford it, the banker growled.
But, father, what am I to do without a riding habit.
Got the walking habit.
Aunt Mary—Good gracious, Harold!
What would your mother say if she
saw  you  smoking those cigarettes?
Harold (calmly)—£he'd have a fit;
they're hers.
W. N.  U. 938
Mrs. X.—It Isn't right to charge
Willie with taking that money out of
your pocket. Why don't you ao use
me?
Mr. X.—Because it wasn't all taken
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is probably due to uric
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the poisonous acid driven
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Thousands testify that
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| converted into red blood
corpuscles which drive
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The story Is told of u well-known j
I traveller   who   on   one  journey   was -
| much   annoyed   hy  a   pedant :c   bove. j
who forced himself   upon   him   and
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,1'he traveller bore it as long as he
'could, and at length looking at him.
gravely said:
1    My friend, you and I know all lhat
is to be known.
.    Mow is that? said the man pleased
with what he thought a complimentary
; association.
i Why. said tile traveller, you know
j everything ovoept that you are a fool,
j and 1 know that.
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Bring Money to Office and Get Papers
in Return
|    London,   England.—Two   Kent   dog
have obtained their own licenses.
A dealer's dog with the written me*
| sage: Please give Sambo his license,
and $1.75, walked into lhe Canterbury
'■ postofflce, The clerk took tlie money
ant] made out the license and guve It
| to the dog, which walked out to its
master waiting outside.
I At Rochester. Bob, a cross between
an Irish retriever and a terrier, made
i his fuurth anntinl visit to the postofflce with $1.75 lu hla mouth and a
message from his owner, G. G. Ilam-
1 ar, with a request for a dog's license.
I Wagging his tail. Hob waited for his
] license and promptly returned home.
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GERMAN PRAISES LLOYD-GEORGE
Believes Insurance Will be Beneficial
to England, as it Has Been to
Germany
Berlin, Germany.—Doctor Kaufman,
president of the imperial insurance department, has just given his views
regarding the betterment of national
and social conditions in England.
which may be expected from the new
insurance laws, which recently came
into force. The president was care-
fui to explain that he only spoke from
his knowledge of German conditions,
but that he expected analogous results
in England.
There will he, thinks Doctor Kaufman, an enormous reduction in poor
law expenditure, in consequence of the
insurance laws. Thrift will be supported and nourished, and in millions
of caBes created. It is a mistake to
suppose that insurance will kill a desire to better one's conditions. In
Germany insurance has implanted
courage to face the future. It will
also be so in England.
Secondly, insurance will result in
the freeing of the people from their
greatest fear. In consequence, there
will be Increased national happiness
and higher standards of life and living.
In Germany for example, the consumption per head of population of rye,
wheat nnd meat, notwithstanding the
high prices, has largely increased, the
deposits with savings banks have
enormously risen, and Doctor Kaufman believes that these indications
of national prosperity are mainly attributable to the national Insurance
laws.
Economic development, of course,
plays its part, but this development is
furthered by the security which insurance fn all Its branches gives to
the workers. Reasoning hy analogy, similar results may be expected
in England.
Thirdly, an improvement fn the
conditions of life of the worker means
improvement in the quality of work
done by him. This may be regarded
as an  industrial axiom.
Fourthly, the new English law will
affect the lower strata of people, just
as it has done in Germany. This
strata hitherto were helpless, but sick
insurance and old-age pensions remove their most crying needs. Compulsion for these classes was absolutely necessary. In a few years will be
witnessed a new life, new hopes and
new ideals in these classes.
Finally, there Is the improvement In
national hyelene to be expected, especially in all that affects tuberculosis
and olher national diseases. The
hygiene initiative of tlie Insurance
laws will be felt from the highest to
the lowest classes in the state, but
especially in the homes of the poor.
In Germany ihe worker's life has been
prolonged; it will be so in England,
(treat sanatoria? will rise In all parts
of the country climatically suitable,
and the English may look forward to
lhe complete stamping out of certain
diseases which have hitherto ravaged
the nation.
In conclusion, this high German of
tlcial said the act nt firs-t would prob
ably not run smoothly, but with patience ft will become an essential and
Indispensable part of the social life of
the English people.
Dipsomaniacs In Sweden when put
under restraint, are fed almost enlirely
on bread steeped In wi.ne. In less
than a fortnight Ihey loathe the very
look and smell of liquor, and when
liberated generally become total abstainers. In Russia a similar treatment is followed with good results.
She— Which do you think is the best
time for her to be engaged?
He—I should say just before she is
married.
The longest straight piece of railway-line In the world is from Nyn-
gun to Bourke, In New South Wales.
This railway runs 186 miles on a level
In a perfectly straight line.
William Ilton. an Inmate of the Hospital for Incurables at Heidelberg, Australia, after being paralyzed, blind,
deaf and dumb for twenty-five years,
has suddenly recovered his faculties.
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He is never able to hold a job long.
Why?
He is such a good liar.
Poor Old Spook
He took a company on the road;
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The ghost was very old and lame
And couldn't walk so very well.
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TELEPATHY WITH SISTER
A gentleman who had hern in Chl-
aj,'ti only three days, but who had been
paying attention to a prominent Chicago belle, wanted to propose, but
was afraid he would be thought too
hasty. Up delicately broached the
subject as follows:
If I were to speak to you of marriage
after having only made your acquaintance three days ago, what would you
say to it?
Well, I should say never put off till
tomorrow that which you should have
done the day before yesterday.
OLD PROSPECTOR
TELLSHIS STORY
HIS  REAL    TROUBLES    STARTED
WHEN RHEUMATISM GOT HIM
Two  Women,  Miles Ap3rt Decide to
Kill Themselves at the Same
Time
Geneva.—A very curious case ot
what ia described as telepathy with a
suicide is being discussed here.
Some people ascending lhe Saleve
by the funicular were startled to see
nn elderly woman walk to a ledge
overlooking a ravine 400 feet deep.
She wrapped a shawl round her head
and jumped over the precipice. The
victim, so it. was afterward discovered, was a widow named Mme. Simon,
who had been greatly distressed because a younger sister, with whom she
had lived, had for the last five months
been a patient In a Geneva hospital.
Here is the curious feature of the
tragedy. The news of the suicide did
not become generally known in Geneva for several hours, but at about
the time of the tragedy the woman in
the hospital declared to the nurse that
her sister was dead, and she did not
wish to survive her. In the nurse's
absence she threw herself from the
ward window Into the street, and was
so severely injured that she Is not expected to recover.
So far as Is known no written communication had passed hetween the
two sisters for a fortnight.
i Plasters, ointments and sulphur were
alike   useless,   but   Dodd's   Kidney
Pills Made a new man of him.
Princeton, B.C.—(Special).  — All
over Canada people are telling of the
great work Dodd's Kidney  Pills are
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and  suffering  relieved  by  the  great
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tramped the frontier as lumber jack,
rancher, prospector, miner, hunter nnd
trapper, and who has friends all over
tho west, is one of these.      Many a
I tale of hardship and danger ho can tell,
but his first real trouble came when
Rheumatism claimed him,
"1 slipped ou the mountain side and
strained my kidneys and then my
troubles all seemed to set ln at once.
I had nearly all the symptoms of Lumbago, Sciatica, Neuralgia Diabetes,
Dropsy and Brlght's Disease," Mr.
.Murray states.
"Then I broke out In a terrible rash
that spread all over my body and kept
me In tortures. 1 tried all sorts of
liniments and ointments and took sulphur enough to start a little hades of
my own. But lt was all no use.
Then I tried Dodd's Kidney Pills, and
all 1 can say is they made a new man
of me."
! Mlnard's Liniment buret Distemper.
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It has countless cures to its credit
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Surely suffering from asthma is needless when a remedy like this is so
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Chapped Bands
Won't Bother
Yon
if  instead of
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Try SNAP for a week and notice
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C M  A   D
o IN A r
OnW from your d«akr tn-d.T.   Hare coupons.
She—You are very depressed. 1
didn't know you cared so much for
your uncle.
He—I didn't; but I was the means
of keeping him In un Insane asylum
the last year of his life and now that
he has left tne all his money, I've got
to prove tbat he was of sound ntlud
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures  Garaet    n
Cows
j    Wife—How does my new Bpring hat
look, Tom?
Hub.—Urn! It looks to me like two
weeks' salary.
At the County Court
Counsel—I wish ray client was nere
instead of as 1 expect lying in bed.
Ills Honor—Perhaps he Is betts-r lying In bed than lying here.
An Always Ready Pill.—To those
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there Is none better than Parmelee's
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A MOTHER'S PRAISE OF
BABY'S O/VNTABIiTS
Mrs. Pierre Lambert, Paquettevllle,
Que., says: "I read ln tho papefs of
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for other children so decided to try
them for my bnby who was suffering
from constipation and stomach trouble.
They worked like a charm and now I
always keep them In the house and recommend them to all my friends."
Baby's Own Tablets cure constipation
and indigestion: they expel worms,
break up colds and allay simple fever
and make teething easy. They are
sold by medicine dealers or by mail
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Her Ideal
The Inventor—That machine can do
the work of ten men.
Visitor—Gee whiz! My wife ought to
have married it!
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years has proved it tho site, reliable
remedy for cpavln, splint, curb, ringbone, bony growths and lameness'
from other causes.
Fort William Ont.
Ooe. lllth. 1911.
"I have rurod ono
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the aid of glasses. She ls In good-
health and ln possession of all her fac
ulties.
Cardiff's Record Year
Cardiff.—Despite the national coat
strike, Cardiff's shipping trade last
year was the largest on record. That
trade was, approximately, 12,600.0(W
tons, Imports exceeding 2,000,000 touev
and exports 10,400,000.
In a school examination, a small boy
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Hundreds?
He replied—The Chlltern Hundreds
are the small animals which abound in
such great numbers In cheese.
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Slight Misunderstanding
A man who lisped had nought some
pigs, and he asked his neighbor for
(be use of a pen [or a few days.
I nave Jutht been purchasing thorn
Milne—two HiowMi and a pagth. I
avant. to put them in your pen till 1
can flxt-h a plait li for them.
Two thousand pigs! exclaimed the
avstonlehod neighbor. Why, my pen
will hardly hold a dozen.
You don't understand mo. Milliter
jBemit. I don't t.hny two thouthanil
plptii, hut two I howl h and plgth.
I hear you said Mr. Bent. Two
thousand pigs. Why you must be
crazy.   And the lisper gave lt up.
Wc a box »r alx boxes ter KM,
al all tlMl.ni, er Th. 0**0, M..I-
gin. U.mpany, Limits*, T.r*nt«,
CsnaOa.	
W. N. U.
M.P.'s Who Have Set the House in'
a Roar
It would he haid to say which of the]
Iwo Mouses of Legislature takes the
cake, for committing howlers, and still
more difficult to plots out the member
Who has taken pride of place in this
respect during recent years.      But!
perhaps for simple effectiveness Lord
Balfour of rturlegii would ho hard to
beat when he s;tij:  The noble Lord'
shakes his head, and 1 am glad to hear
it!
Another noble lord, during a debate
on Indian atTuirs, exclaimed; Talk of
'his es n loan to Ind'1' I* '« ne .
bite in the ocean! Nevertheless, It
stands to reason .ha; tue Lower nuuuei
Is more proline In quantity, it' not iu I
quality, In Its stork of howlers than:
more opportunities. }
Captain Craig, ihe fiery Ulsterman,
oooked the following oratorical slew:
"lhe naked sword Is drawn for Ihe
fight, and never uguin will the black
smoke of the Nationalists' tar-barrels
drift on the Home Utile, wind io darken the hearts of KngKchnMn." If
anything could km Home Rule, one
would think that would.
A Nationalist member, upon a recent occasion, was pouring ridicule
upon the fact th.it farms liatu which
both tenants and live stock had lieen
evicted were under police prolec ion.
What foolishness! he suid, when all
the beasts on it are lhe seti-guils that
fly over it!
Sir W. Hart Dyke was criticizing the
Standing Older forbidding peers from
speaking during general elections.
Someone had quoted Lard Halsbury as
diving so. and Sir William solemnly
said: I must admi; that the hemo able
gentleman has gone to the top of the
tree and caught a very large lish.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take LAXATIVE!    L'UOM'J    uulnlje
iHuiels. UrugWsis rctuiid mon*) if i.
(alls to cure. E. W. GltOVU's slgna-
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Profitable Litigation
Among the curiosities of litigation
may be died the following ease. Ou
the boundary line of two farms in un i
Austrian village there grew a large
gooseberry-bush, from which the two
farmers for years gathered the product. What glows on my side is
mine, and you may have the rest, was
the agreement.
Some time ae;o the neighbors had a
misunderstanding, and this came to a
climax when the gooseberries became
ripe. A lawsuit followed, and tip-
peals were made to higher judicial
hedies. The final decision was lately recorded tn the Austrian courts.
Each party is to have the right to
pick the berries which grow on his
side of the line, just as it was originally, but neither may destroy the hush.
The costs are charged half to each litigant. Each farmer had to pay 225
krone. The yearly yield of the bush
is worth about one-half krone, and the
judge told the lighting farmers: With
good luck, it will take you only 800
years to make the bush pay
good care of It.
SURE FROM ELBOWS TO
FiNGsRS
ZAM-BUK WORKED A MIRACLE OF
HEALING
Reverend Gentleman Fully    Corroborates
Mies Kate L. Dolliver, of Caledonia.
Queen's Co., N.S., says: "1 must add
my testimony to the value of Zam-
Buk. Ulcers aud sores broke out on
my arm and al-hough I tried to heal
them by using various preparations,
nothing seemed to do me any good
The sores spread until trom lingers to
elbow was one mass of ulceration.
"1 bad five different doctors, and
faithfully carried out their lnstruc-j
tions. 1 drank pint after pint of
blood medicines, tried salve after salve |
aud lotion after lotion; but It was of'
no avail. i
"My father then took me thirty i
miles to see a well-known doctor, lie!
photographed the arm and hand. This:
photograph was sent to a New York |
hospital to the specialist; but Ihey
sent word they could do nothing
further fur me, and 1 was In despair.
"One day a friend asked me if I
had tried Zam-Muk. 1 said 1 had not,
but I got a box right away. That
first box did me more good than all
the medicine 1 had tried up to lhat
time, so I continued the treatment,
Every box healed the sores- mure and
more until, to make a long story short,
Zam-Buk healed all the sores completely. Everybody in this place
knows of my case, and that It Is Zam-
Buk alone whloh cured me."
Minister corroborates.— The Rev.
W, B. M. Parker of Caledonia Miss
Dolliver's minister, writes: "This is to
certify that lhe testimonial of Miss
DolP.ver Is correct as far as my knowledge goes. I have known her for ti
year and a half and her cure effected
by Zam-Buk Is remarkable."
Wherever there Is ulceration, blood
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I am very fond of automobiling.
I didn't kuow your father kept a
car.
He doesn't,'but I never consent to
be engaged to a man who hasn't a
Hue motor.
No man or woman should hobble
painfully about because of corns, when
so certain a relief is at hand us Hoi-
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Take
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Mlnard's Liniment Co,. Limited.
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we use lt as a sure relief for sore
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1 would not he without It If the price
was one dollar a bottle. 1 mean it.
Yours truly,
CHAS.   P.  TILTON.
Earning a Quarter
The modern alms-collecting Is nothing if not up to date in his methods.
The other day a shabbily-dressed Individual, purporting to be an emissary
of the Fisherman's Home, coolly took
a box round while an open air meeting
was ln progress.
For a time he and his box were
merely glanced at by the audience, until he presently came upon a wealthy
gentleman wearing a gold watch and
dhain and a diamond, ring.
Thinking of take a rise out of him.
the wealthy gentleman decided to
probe him.
Do you lish" he asked of the emissary.
Yes, sir, came the respectful ans-
er.
Ah, continued the gentleman, then
sling your hook.
The alms-collector, however, stolidly stood his ground.
Well, demanded thn gentleman, have
I not told you to sling your hook'!
My dear sir, remonstrated Ihe emissary, I hove already Blung II about
twenty times, and have not h'td a single bite yet. Won't you oblige me,
sir?
The gentleman gave blm a quarter.
Hard ts Explain
Mr. Wedgwood Benn, M.P., tells this
amusing Incident of his life In Parliament. Once when his Party were
particularly anxious to have a large
attendance of Members at the House,
after sitting.all night, it was decided
lo send telegrams to those who were]
not in attendance, staling; Awaiting
you at the House.
Unfortunately, the telegrams were I
occldentally sent to several members
who were present, with the result that
upon their returning home and explaining to their wives what a terribly busy night they had had at the
llru.it, t.oiible ensued.
Didn't  Want  the  Squeak
I don't like those shoes you sold
me, said the lady customer.
What's the matter with em: asked
the shoe dealer.
Why. tbey squeak.
Is that all?
Is that all? Well. Isn't that enough?
If I'd wanted something thai would
squeak I'd have spent a little more
money and brought a phonograph.
Mlnard'a Ll.ument Curea Dlphth.rl.
Might Investigate
Where does this car run to?
1 am a new conductor on this line
and.I am not certain myself.
How can I flnd out?
-You might stay on the car and see,
I _____
Theatrical
Yes, said the ex-emlncnt tragedian,
at one time my company started on
what promised to he a most profitable
lour of the great Sahara Desert, We
were producing my thrilling drama;
"The Remorseless River," and of
course had to carry the water for the
river on tile backs of camels. Well,
sir. It would have amazed you to see
tihe hit that show mode with the
Arabs. They'd ride for hundreds
of miles to attend a performance.
Made money, eh?
For a while. But one night we
were to put tbe show on away out in
the middle of the desert, and one cf
thoie wretched camels got thirsty.
Just when tbe tank had been filled
ready for the heroine's thrilling trap
Tor life the brute stuck its head
through the wings and drank the tank
dry. TheTe we were, four hundred
miles from water, and—
Hut his emotion overcame him. and
he had to leave the rest to our imagination.
The Way It Goes
Only the brave deserve the fair.
Is that so'
It is.
That may he, but notice that It Is
onlv the rich who can afford 'the
fair.
! The King's Guests
Those who are invited io spend a
! few cays with tne King a. \v inusor
I are sometimes apt io be rather owr-
; come ny ibe grandeur they bud, and
\ an excesd of shyness, something like
j stage f. ighi, is in some eases of first
! visits the inevitable accompaniment of
j tbe first evening at tile Castle.
In Queen Victoria's time guests
\ were bidien only lo dine and s'-'c-n.
i Therefore all ihey saw ot their Royal
| hostess was comprised m a i-. v. „..u-
! utes conversation In the drawing-room
i after dinner, unless tbey happened to
| lie near the Queon at tbe dinner-
j table.
This Is all altered now; guests are
[bidden to stop two or three days, and
j consequently see much more of the
King and Queen than In fotmer times.
' The question of dress always ts a
| great problem with the ladies com-
|mantled to Windsor Castle, for, In-
I stead of acquiring only one smart
(evening toilette and suitable jewels
I for a d!nc-and sleep visit of one night,
: quite a trousseau must be laid in for
three or four days' stay. No particular dress is required on arrival, as
! guests are shown at once to their
j rooms, but next morning It Is nrcess-
lury to appear rather smartly dressed
i?or breakfast, whloh is quite a formal
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meal at the Castle.
Then another change of toilette Is
required when tbe time comes to join
the shooters at luncheon, and yet another on returning to tbe Castle for
five o'clock tea. Every night, too,
a different toilette must he worn, suitable to the Royal surroundings, and
proportionately expensive.
Mistress—Cook tells me, Mary, that
you wish to go out with a friend tonight,     ls It urgent?
Mary—Oh, no, ma'am, 'tlsn't 'er
gent—it's mv gent.
When a man wears a new hat down
the street, if a third of the men he
meets are not wearing one like it he
feels like a jay, but If a woman sees
another hat like Iters Bhe goes home,
throws her hat in the corner and vows
she will never wear tho old thing
again.
If your Clothier does not sell
l'l
BRAND CLOTHES
see the other fellow
\ Refused Large Bribes by Nihilists to
Wreck Royal Trains
'    Geneva,—Dominique  Hof,  wbo   la
aged 71, tbe czar's trusted and person-
al engine driver, died in the hospital
[at Olten, his   birthplace.    Hof   had
[served as engine driver from St. Pet-
i erBburg via Moscow to Odessa for 40
j years, and  was placed  iu charge of
j every train in which the royal family
traversed Russia, and even on Bhort
I trips.      He could have retired long
ago, but would not until forced by Illness.
Hof was offered during his career
large sums to wreck the royal express,
but he always refused the large bribes.
Some of them were made by the police to test his honesty.
HER   HEARING  RESTORED
Astonishing Deliverance of Woman
Thought to be Hopelessly Deaf
NEW YORK (Special Despatch).
—Fully convinced that her hearing
has been permanently restored after
years of torture with head noises and
almost total deafness, Mrs. B. C.
Barry of 555 W. 170th St., N.Y. City,
has now been persuaded to tell the
story of her wonderful deliverance.
After having spent hundreds of dollars on mechanical devices, medicines
and doctors' fees, she decided lhat this
latest discovery, however simple and
inexpensive, should be the last she
would try before resigning, herself to
the hopelessness of permanent and total deafness. Those Interested In Mrs.
Barry's case and the hope lt holds
out for them, may write to her ln confidence for full details, which Bhe of-
fers to send gralultously.
Old Mr. Gotrox—No, sir, you cannot marry my daughter. The Idea!
Why, you're not the sort of young man
I take to.
Young Mr. Tenaweek—But you'll
like me better after I've lived with
you a while.
The cheapness ot Mother Groves'
Worm Exterminator puts it within
touch of all, and It can he got at any
druggist's,
There Is no place like home, which
appears to be the reason why some
men spend most of their time elsewhere .
Mlnard's Liniment Curea Colds, EM
No mixing—no
dirty work—no
mess when you
use tl-.e haudy
paste iu the big
cau.
Sound Common Sense Advice
Black Knight
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It makes work
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light rubs bring
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Matching Things
Is this a half price restaurant?
No.
Where can 1 find ono?
I doni know. Why are you looking
tor ono?
Because I have only hall an appe-
tlte.
Mothers Value This Oil.—Mothers
who know how suddenly   croup   may \
seize their children  n*vl  v--.-  •>*"**. j
sary prompt action Is In applying relief, always keep at hand a Bllpply of j
Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, because ex- j
peiience has taught them that there is
no better preparation to be had for
Ihe treatment of this ailment.     And
they are wise,  for its various usee
render it a valuable medicine.
How Failure Talks
John D. Rockefeller, jr.. discussing
success with that homely wisdom
which Is his heritage from his
father, said to a reporter:
The failure reads a wrong meaning,
a meaning In accord with his nature,
into the most helpful precepts.
Are you laying anything by for u,
rainy day? was the question that was
put to a man on the high road to failure.
The mnn looked up from his newspaper, yawned and answered:
Yes, Indeed—every fine day I put
aside a lot of work.
Dense Stupidity
Is lhat clock right? asked Hie visitor,  who had already outstayed h'<3
welcome.     His hostess yawned.   Oh,
no. she said.      That's the clock wc |
always call Ihe Visitor.
The obdurate one sat down again.
The Visitor! he remarked. What
a curiousvnaine to give a clock.
His hostess ventured tin explanation.
You see, she cooed sweetly, we
call It that because we can never
make it go.
And even then he failed to see the
point.
The Dancing Season
The young lady was silting hy herself ou a Chesterfield sofa. To her
favorite admirer she said:
1 thought you were a mind reader?
1 am, was the confident reply.
The young lady's eyes swe;i lhe
sofa hy hpr side.      She said:
I don't believe It!
"GOOD" is right. Pure chocolate, pure milk
and pure sugar—that's what Maple Buds are. They're
not only good to the taste — they're nourishing and
wholesome. The children may eat all they want.
Maple Buds satisfy their craving for sweets and at
the same time build up their little bodies.
Buy Maple Buds at your grocery.' Teach the children
to soend  their pennies for these  wholesome sweets.
COWANS
MARE BUDS
Name and demgn regitlTtd.
Look for the Name.
They're not Maple Buds
unless they're Cowan's
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Toru.to. O.t.
Her   Habit
It did Jack no good lo marry his
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habit of the office in their home.
When he starts to dictate she takes j
hi.u uuwn. I
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to quote you the lowest prices consistent with quality. Our chief aim is to
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Everthing  for the Builder and  Everything of the   Best:
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Kiln Dried Flooring and V-Joint,
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CHINATOWN
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Terminal
Centre of Town I
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ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
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CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
FOREIGN BUSINESS
This Bark offers unsurpassed facilities to those doing- business
with foreign countries. It is specially equipped for the purchase and
sale of Sterling and other Foreign exchange, drafts and Cable Transfers, and for the financing of imports and exports of merchandise.
Commercial credits, Foreign drafts, Money Orders, Travellers'
Cheques and Letters of Credit issued and available in all parts of the
world.
Collections effected promptly at reasonable rates. aa
CLMBEBLAN© BBANCR      W. T. WHITE, Manager.
1 Mas *"*r-.^ anas
Own your car—don't let it
you. A new Mr. Donley ris
remark that lli'jre are only
kinds of cars--" the Fords an
can't affords." You'll want a
wben tlie season is on. Tlie
it todav.
There are more than 220.000 Fords on
the world's highways—the bestpossi
ble testimony to thi irunexcelied worth
Prices runabout ?G75- touring car
$760—delivery car $7 75--town car
$100 0- with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkerville, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Emde, Cumberland, B.C., Exclusive Agent for Comox District.
Beadnell & Callin
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOR S^JLitL
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