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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. IV., No. 35 or^pip
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Mr. Thomas E. Bate Stands for
Progress in Municipal
It is with feelings of more than
ordina-y pleasure that we are
able to announce the candidature
of Mr. Thomas E. Bate for the
position of Mayor of Cumberland,
at the forthcoming Municipal
Mr. Bate is an old and esteemed citizen who has served his
apprenticeship in the council
chamber in past years, and who
has always been to the front in
any movement on foot for the
benefitof the town or community.
We have not been asked to endorse his policy or his candidature but we do so voluntarily,
because we believe that while he
stands as a sound progressive he
is yet a true economist, one with
whom efficiency, justice and
eeonomy will go hand in hand.
We make these statements as the
result, not merely of his past
services to the public, but from
personal observations made throughout a period of some duration,
when we were closely associated
with him in the management of
this paper, and from the estimate
of his worth and ability, then
formed, we have no hesitation in
heartily supporting his candidature and extending to him the
use of our columns to further his
One reflection tha. always occurs to us as the time for municipal elections come round, is the
invariable tendency for such contests to develop into a conflict
between political parties. This
is nearly always an unfortunate
mistake for the community. It
may not be possible to avoid, on
rare occasions, some sort of party
division in the Council Chamber
but. after all, Dominion and Provincial politics have really no
direct concern with local affairs,
and what divisions take place
should be dictated by differences
of opinion as to local government
and not by political labels. To
fight local contests on false issues
is always mischievous, but it so
happens that the issue in Cumberland is clean-cut and plain.
The contest is not between Tory
and Grit but between those who
stand for progress and a sane
administration and those whose
sole aim and object is to "hold
back the town another year, anyway." (See admission made by
"Leading Agitator" as reported
in our editorial last week).
We have never possessed sufficient of this world's goods to
cause us any special anxiety at
nights, but every dollar we do
own is invested in Cumberland
and we are naturally anxious to
see our town go ahead. Under
the circumstances we have no
hesitation in stating that we
could retire to rest at night with
an easier mind knowing that the
destinies of our town were safe
in the guardianship of Mr. Bate
—a free man, upon  whom no
faction has any strings. We have
grown heartily tired of the puerile
control of a man whose aimless
driftings have ceased to become
amusing, and are clearly the
direct outcome of a policy dictated
by an organized effort to retard
the progress of the town.
We understand that Mr. Thos.
E. Bate, if elected for Mayor,
stands for the following platform:
1. The progress and development
of the City of Cumberland.
2. To revise the city by-laws,
make them effective and of
some service to the citizens.
3. A  complete  and   up-to-date
sewerage system.
4. Cluster lights for Dunsmuir
Avenue and additional lights
for side streets.
5. The erection and completion
of an isolation hospital.
6. Pound by-law, making it un
lawful for cattle to run at
large within the city limits
at any time.
7. To place the city finances on a
sound basis.
8. To open up and grade all
9. Concrete sidewalks on the
local improvement plan.
Victoria, Nov. 25.— It is the
intention to keep the improvement work in Strathcona* Park
going just as long as possible before making way for the winter
snows on the mountains, said Mr
R. H. Thompson, engineer in
charge, today. Mr. Thompson
was formerly city engiueer of
Seattle and for the past year or
more has been engaged by the
Provincial Government in undertaking the work of laying out the
mountain playground of Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island.
He returned to the city last week
from one of his periodical trips
of inspection and will leave again
on Wednesday, going into the
park by way of Campbell River.
Mr. Thompson spends most of
his time in the field and comes
down to the city upon occasions
simply to attend to the office
details in connection with the
improvement scheme.
He states that there is now
a 65 horsepower logging engine
in service in the park, and two
grading crews busy. There are
two engineering parlies engaged
in laying out the plan of work
and carrying out the surveys
necessary. There are three camps
within the park boundaries.
This will probably be Mr.
Thompson's last trip into Strathcona Park for the present season
and when he returns to Victoria
again it will be with the report
that the work has been closed
down for the winter months.
Court of Revision to revise the
voters list for the year 1914, will
be held in the Council Chambers,
on Wednesday, December 10th,
1913 at 7.30 p. m. The Court
shall hear and determine any
application to strike out or add
any name or names which may
have been improperly inserted or
admitted from the list, of which
all persons are hereby required
to take notice.
John and James Connors Dismissed.—Witness Implicates
His Own Brother.
New Westminster, Nov.24—
Every seat in the commodious
Supreme Court room was occupied by Jurymen and witnesses
today when Justice Marrison
opened a special assize for the
trial of 127 miners who were arrested in connection with the
labor disturbance in the Vancouver Island strike district last
Mr. A.D. Taylor, K. C. and
Mr. W.H. Bullock Webster appeared on behalf of the crown
while the defence was represented by Israel I. Rubinowitz who
took occasion to make application
for bail on behalf of Thomas
Cowler charged with two offences
arising out of alleged riot at
Nanaimo on August 13. His Lordship will deliver a decision on this
matter later.
The Grand Jury was picked,
but one of the jurymen was excused from duty, being a member of the militia'. This left only
eleven jurymen to consider the
case presented by the crown. The
following were chbsen to sit'
E. Haynes, foreman: H.A. Higg-
anson, Regis Hudson, H.W.
Harrison, F. Jeal, W.R. Johnson
R. Hunter, R. Jardine, H, Hoy,
W.H. Hodgin and W.H. Holmes.
They will consider seventeen
indictments on which 130 men
will be arraigned. Eleven of these
indictments were presented to
them this morning by His Lordship.
In addressing the Grand jury,
Mr. Justice Morrison said: "That
the crimes alleged arranged from
assault on police cons rabies to
riotous destruction of property.
He spoke briefly on each indictment, reviewing the evidence for
the crown as contained therein
And defining the law on the
crimes. The first bill presented
was that of Allsop and others
charged with dis'urbance at Lady
smith. His Lordship asked the
jury to consider this case first.
The other indictments are Anderson and others, damaging buildings and driving people to the
woods at Extension: Cartwright
et al, disturbance at South Wellington; John Place, member of
Legislative Assembly, receiving
stolen property; T, Moore, receiv
ing stolen property; H. O'Connel
causing grievous bodily harm;
E. Morris, etal, kidnapping two
men ageinst their will; John Mar-
able, receiving stolen goods;
Richmond, et al, riot: Lee. riot;
Cowler, aggruvated assault on
Police Constable Taylor.
New Westminister, Nov, 25.—
The.trial of James and John Connors, accused of assault on a
police officer at Cumberland, July
19th, and of being members of
an unlawful assembly on that
date, was continued this morning before Mr. Justice Morrison
and jury at New Westminster in
the Assize  Court.   The crown
concluded its case and several
witnesses were called for the defence, the jury bringing in a verdict of not guilty.
The sensation of the morning
occurred when James L. Brown
took the stand for the defence
and declared that the man who
assaulted the policeman was not
James Connors but Brown's own
brother. He attempted to shield
his own brother saying that it
was not Connor, but another man
who had pulled the policeman
back as he was attempting to
force his way through the crowd.
"Must I tell," he asked the
Judge, "the identity of that
man?" "I am afraid so," answered the Judge. "Well, then,"
whispered the witness, "it was
my own brother."
Before J. Maitland Dougall, J.M.
Wing Chong was charged with
running a pool room at Bevan
without licence. Accused pleaded
guilty and was fined $20 and
costs, also $50 the cost of pool
room, licence.
T. Yaida and T. Assa were
charged with a similar offence
and fined $35 each and costs.
They were ordered to pay the
licence fee of 950 and remain
closed until the licence arrived
from Victoria.
London, Nov. 24—The British
Columbia Government has won
gold medals for its apple exhibit
at five fruit shows in England,
the latest being at Chester and
The autumn coursing season
opened on Wednesday at the
Courtenay race course before a
large and fashionable gathering.
The race opened prompt at
2 o'clock. The race track had
been especially covered with
eighteen inches of water. The
contestants were, Dog Salmon,
sired by Cod, and Sawbill. The
hare (air) being too fresh abunch
of minnows were the quarry.
Great excitement prevailed and
large odds were offered but there
were no takers. It was a neck to
neck race, both sides claiming
the victory.
A birthday social under the
auspices of the Naramata Bible
class, will be held on Thursday
evening, Dec. 4, at 7.30, in the
basement of the church. A good
time is an assured fact, when
this class undertakes the arran-
gments. All will be welcome.
Latest New York and Pari-
fashions in Millinery at Dency
Smith's, Courtenay.
For Sale—Two Mares, both good
drivers. Apply Mrs. Simms,
Jerusalem, Cumberland, B.C.
All persons intending to register as voters for tho coming
municipal election, as holders of
agreement of sale of land or real
property, must file with the
Municipal Clerk a Statutory declaration, proving that he or she
is the holder of the last agreement of sale to purchase land or
real property, or the last assignee
Commissioner Price Makes Report to Labour Department
on Strike Situation.
The production at Extension,
however was still comparatively
small. On May 1, 1913, the men
ceased work at all other mines
on the Island, namely, Nanaimo,
South Wellington and Jingle Pot,
and from these there has been
practically no production of coa
since that date.
(To be continued.)
In the matter of the coalmining
labour troubles on Vancouver
Island, 1912-1913 and the industrial situation connected
The Honorable Thomas W. Crothers K.C, Minister of Labor.
Ottawa, Ont*
Sir,—Pursuant to Order in Council bearing date of June 27, 1913,
and Royal Commission in that
behalf, I have made inquiry into
the above mentioned matter.
After visiting the scenes of the
trouble, and interviewing a large
number of men and their representatives, and the owners and
superintendents of the mines,
and others who seemed likely to
be able to give useful information, and after perusing the evidence put in by the parties and
given by other persons before
the Provincial Labor Commission
of British Columbia regarding
the troubles and conditions of
labor upon Vancouver Island, the
written statements presented by
a large number of the men as to
their complaints and grievances,
various letters, papers pnd other
documents connected with the
matter, and other material p'aced
at my desposal by the various
parties and by ths Dapartment
of Mines, at Victoria, as well as
such other information as I could
get from reports of previous
investigations and from articles
of various kinds, and after considering the situation to the best
of my ability, I beg to report as
The field of trouble covers all
the producing coal mines in Vancouver 18, work stopped at the
mines of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmvir), Ltd. at Cumberland
and Extension or Ladysmith, the
mines of the Western Fuel Company, at Nanaimo, the mines of
the Pacific Coast Coal Mines, Ltd.
at South Wellington, and the
mines of the Vanconver-Nanaimo
Coal Mining Company, Ltd.,
known as the Jingle Pot or New
East Wellington.
These mines, are all situated
at or near the cast coast of Vancouver Island, all except the
Cumberland, being comparatively
close together, and less than fifty
miles across the strait of Georgia
from the city of Vancouver, the
Cumberland mines being some
sixty miles farther north,
The first stoppage of work was
at Cumberland mines on September 16,1912, and two days later
(September 18) work stopped at
the mines of the same company
at Extension or Ladysmith. After
some months' idleness, the company reopened their Cumberland
mines with such men as they
could get, and more slowly, also
resumed operations at Extension
The operations were gradually
increased until Cumberland at
the time of the inquiry, had
reached nearly its normal output.
The Cumberland Conservative
Association  will  hold a grand
concert on or about Dec. 16th.
The closing down of the logging
camps for the winter has caused
a number of men to come to
Cumberland and seek employment, which they are securing
The City Council held their
regular meeting in the Council
Chamber on Monday evening.
Accounts received were, Electric
Light $40.35; Tupper, Kitto and
Weighman $225, which were referred to the Finance Committee.
The annual meeting of the
Conservative Association will bo
held in the Oddfellows Hall on
Tuesday evening, Dec. 9th. when
the election of officers for the
ensuring year will take place.
The Everybody Two Step Club
will hold a dancing class on Tuesday eveings at the Club Hall,
Union Street, West Cumberland.
Dances every Saturday evening
at the club hall, gents50c., ladies
Brakeman Jones of the main
line, son of William Jones, accidentally fell off the trestle at
Union Bay while in the act of
jumping off the engine. His
injuries were slight and he
escaped with a few scratches.
Have you read Winston Churchill's latest book. "The Inside of
the Cup"? A review of this book
is to be the topic of discussion in
GraceMethodistChurch tomorrow-
evening and the Sunday following. The special subject tomorrow evening is "The impasse of
the Church as described by Mr.
Churchill." Services 11 a.m. and
7 p.m. Strangers cordially welcomed.
During the course of the next
few days West Cumberland will
form a Conservative Association
which will take in No. 5, Bevan
and No. 8 Townsite. There aro
lots of new comers who are
anxious to join lhe Conservative
ranks and secure a vote in the
province they have adopted as
their home.
Wood for sale Ring up L86
Thomas  Pearsc Happy Valley.
For Sale -Ten acres more or
less situated on the Royston Road
also a four-roomed house and
stable, horse and buggy, two bed
steads, two stoves, sideboard,
dining room table, etc. etc. Part
cash balance on easy monthly
payments; a fine opportunity for
one of the newcomers with a
little cash to secure a piece of
good land and a home partly furnished cheap. For further particulars.
To whom it may concern -I will
not be responsible for any debts
contracted in my name to any
one without my written order.
lbk GONQUERS all
Ward, l.«k & Co., Limit*!, London, Melbourne ani Toronto
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My confidential clerk lias everything
rr rriy for yuu, Formby said presently.
I do not know tvhetlrer you feel In*
dined tue business this morning. Considering the lortg time you bave been
away and tlie little Interest you have
shown in your affairs, thero 18 really
a surprisingly small amount to be
lletherington said lie was ready to
start right away, birr before doing so
lie gave rlie lawyer a hint that he
Would Und IiIb memory in a shocking
state; never was good and the accl-
rleni I had With my motor-car the very
rilsht I returned to Cranby. occurs to
have seriously Impaired It. And
there are certain things, Incidents ot
my trip abroad for example, which I
hnve absolutely forgotten.
Don't trouble to apologize, Sir
George, Formby said cheerily. I know
your—er—shortcomings! bad head for
figures, loathing of detail, eh? He
chuckled good-humoredly ar. he rang
the bell for his confidential clerk. But
Mr. Formby received a surprise that
morning. So engrossed had ho and
his client become In the latter's affairs
that the clock struck two-thirty before
cither nf them realized that tho morning had gone and tha luncheon hour
past. Then Formby confessed that
they had done enough for one day. lie
was a glutton fol* work hlmBelf, but
Sir George, who ln the past had generally found It too much t*ouble to
write n lotto, and contented himself
With occasionally sending a long curiously worded telegram, suddenly
proved himself art exceedingly keen
and capable business man. If lt were
true his memory was bad, he possessed
a head for figures and quite an extraordinary love of detail.
You will lunch with me? I Insist
on It. Formby said, as they put on
their hats and walked out Into the
Strand. Oh, hang your :iotel, 1 hate
those places, all hot air, faded women
and obsequious flunkeys! You come
to my little pothouse in Soho; best bottle of win; In London.
He linked his am. ln Hctberlngton's.
I never thought this morning when I
waited apprehensively I confess, for
your appearance, that we should be
walking arm-in-arm up the Strand, Sir
(leorge, and lunching at my little pothouse. I never thought it, but hy gad
—I prayed It! Yes, Cir George, the
last letter your mother sent me, she
said: Watch over my boy, Mr. Form-
You have nor a portrait of my mother. 1 suppose, Mr. Formby? I should
so like to see one.
Heavens, you havo plenty at Cranby
Hall! 1 have a photograph at home,
laded now, .jut you shall see it one
II. herlnston bit bis lip—yes, there
were plenty of portraits at Cranby
Hall And yet he did not know
• hich was the portrait of lib mother!
As soon as they we:e seated at
Forrviby's leb't ln the restaurant and
the waiter had opened a bottle of old
Burgundy, th- lawyer raised his class
and look**, at Sir (Jeorge with eyes
grown suddenly moist. As he was
about to s.'Ce.k. Hethcrington stopped
Mr. Formby, I have a confession to
make; I may be deceiving myself, but
1 fe'el 1 cann.,t deceive you.
The lawyer shook hla head and
laughed Boftly. 1 dare say you have
seore-s ot confessions tt make, bnt we
agreed Just now that the past was
(i ri and burled. All that Interests
. me ar- far as you are concerned, is tlie
future. So here _ to your future, Sir
Goorge; maj It hold a sweet and
charming who. nnd your home be
blessed with happy healthy children.
1 Fritting bio glass to bis lips he drained
ir.   And Hetherlngton held his tongue.
A couple ri. hours later a taxi-cab
drove hiui -to Albert Hall Mansions,
ja'id with strangely mingled feelings
lie rang the front door hell of N'o. 09.
His wife's home!
And while he waited for the door to
be opened, lie wondered what he
would say to the servant. He co'rld
hardly ask If Carmen were at home!
He would request that bin card should
he taken to Lady lletherington—but lt
was Carmen herself who opened the
I was so impatient I could not wait,
she cried. Taking his hat and stick
she held his hand and led him Into a
luxuriantly furnished room. A heavy-
purple o&rpot covered the Boor, purple
and white chintz curtains at the windows, tbe huge armchairs and chesterfield were also covered In chintz.
The wall-paper was green; there were
masses of flowers everywhere.
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Carmen closed the door and then
standing before lletherington opened
her arms. He was hardly conscious
now what she wore; Just knew lt was
something soft, clinging, almost cntlre-
Iv black. Her arms wore bare to the
elbow and her neck gleamed like marble. Tbo scarlet lips were parted,
lust disclosing the while teeth, her*
eyes wero veiled, long narrow black
silts, her hair seemed moro wonderful
than ever; It was as 11 the night had
crowned her; the night with all its
mystery, all Ub poetry, all Us passion
and pain.
He retreated a step. II*. felt like
a man standing on lhe edge of a precipice—he was giddy, he felt afraid io
look—then lie heard her voice again.
George, are you still angry?—If you
only knew how I waited and longed tor
your coming, you would take mo in
your arms and tell me you loved me!
He tried to speak, but his tongue
failed hlui. He looked at her, then
she came forward. First of all he
was conscious ot the subtle fascinating perfume—then ot hor arms about
his neck—her lips hovering close to
Too late he tried to break away, she
held him closely, tightly. Kiss mo-
nuicklv! she whispered, 'hank God
vou are safe-safe In my arms again*
Oscar Soral wlll never thoub.o us
again, you have got rid of him George?
If he has gone, I shall know you are
really safe and that nothing stands
between us. Kiss me—tell me you
are safe. _____
Dr Murray drew up his horse at tlie
lodge gates of Cranby Hall, and dismounting from the dog cart, told he
youthful Tiger to take hla somewhat
ancient and well-worn vehicle home.
Taking a pipe and pouch from his
pocket, Murray leant over the gales
and when he had carefully charged his
pipe lit it and contemplatively puffed a few clouds of smoke Into the air.
He had seen MoTurggi i coming
down tbe drive, between tbe trees,
Blowly yet sturdily limping along between his two sticks. He had known
the bailiff all his life and In spite of
the huge difference in iheir ages they
had been very good friends—until
Hetberington's return.
No more fishing, no more shootlrtg,
and it wlll be as much r . your life Is
worth if I catch you mushrooming with
Miss Peggy! My rule Is at end now;
you havo all hid a free hand while the
master was away because—well, the
game had to be kept down and the
river would have got over-stocked if
lomeone hadn't fished it; but now all
that's changed.
This was reasonable enough, but no
sooner had McTurggot's dictum gone
forth, than Sir George Jfetherlng'ton
himself caught Peggy Mehon in the
very act of poaching and Instead of
ordering her off or prosecuting her, he
bad calmly requested her to take him
under his wing and show him the best
pools! The whele village and all the
homesteads and villages outside Cranby were aware of the fact that less
than twenty-four hours after Hcuter-
ington'B home coming, he had gone
o*! on a fishing excursion with Colonel
Melion's only daughter. Already the
gossips said they wore engaged; others went as far as to declare that the
wedding might take place any day.
"When lt becanio known that Sir
George had huriicd oft to London,
speculation became a certainty. Of
course he would return In a weeks
time with a special licence and a wedding ring!
And Cranby rejoiced. Not that
Hetherlngton was lopular—ho was an
unknown quantity. But Peggy .Mehon was the pride and joy ot tlie moorland and admittedly the prettiest if
poorest, girl ln the whole county. No
one asked anything better than to see
her rule at Cranby Hall and take in
hand llie wild offspring of dissipated
Aye—'tla a good tlmo lhat wlll be a
comln' for all of us, .Inrvls, the village blacksmith, said as ho stood before tho glowing forge and wiped the
swear from his brow-- a good time
for every one It 'tis true thnt Sir
George be a comin' homo .o marry
Miss Peggy. For no mailer what
sort, of gent ho be—'lis the woman,
however soft her tongue be, or how
purty her figure—'tis tho woman as
always wears the breeches. Then he
laughed long and loudly as the hammer rang against the anvil. But they
never lets us seo that they wears
'em—tbey lie too crafty for that, until 'tis too late.
Then he chuckled uigely at his
own joke.
And all these sayings, the sudden
gossip and tittle-tattle of the village
came lo Dr. Murray's ears. As friend
and adviser <f rich and poor, nothing
was hidden from bim. Experience
had taught blm to pay little attention
to gossip, but ln this case, his own
eyes sharpened by love, joined issue
with his ears ami suspicion and fear
wore born. Nov; lie stood moodily
puffing his pipe, turning towards
Cranby 1'all and wondering If Sir
George had really loft for London.
He wailed until McTurggot came
up alongside the lodge, then hailed
him. The bailiff had always been a
man of few words and of lato years
he had grown particularly taciturn.
(To  bs  Continued,'*
Read what Mrs. Harrli Say, About Them
Mrs. T. Harris of Tyneside, Ont.,
knowa all about GIN PILLS. "1 am
now taking my third box of GIN
PILLS," she writes. "The pain acroEs
my back and kidneys has almoat entirely gone. I was a great sufferer
from Rheunvatlim but lt has all left
me. 1 strongly advise all women, who
suffer from Pain In The Back and
Weak Kidneys, to try GIN PILLS".
60e. a box, 6 for $2.60. Sample free If
you write National Drug and Chemical
Co., of Canada, Limited, Toronto.   219
How to Prevent Fires
Realizing the importanco ot the
small boy as a pernicious factor in
the starling of fires, the central Are
office of the Boy Scouts of America ln
this city is sending out ln Ub weekly
bulletin to the Boy Scouts a list ot
two dozen 'Fire Scouts' compiled by-
George D. Porter, director of public
safety of Philadelphia. The list is
part of an article written fer the Boy
Scouts In the September Issue of their
magazine, dealing with Instruction (f
the boys iu usefulness in flic emergencies.
Here aro the slmplo precautions
given to the hoys by 51 r. Porter.
Don't kindle flres ln stoves wllh
Don't go Into closer, looking for
clothing with a llghte'. match.
Don't put hot ashes and coal in
wooden barrels or boxes.
Don't thaw out frozen water pipes
with a torch or lamp.
Don't allow waste paper*, excelsior
and rubbish to collect.
Don't use gasoline for eler.ulng in a
closed room.
Don't look for gas leaks with a
match tr lamp.
Don't allow lace Jrtaius near gas
Don't allow oily rags near stove.-,
or about the premises.
Don't allow sawdust to be used r i
cuspidors or on the floors.
Don't throw waste paper In a lire-
Don't throw cigars or cigarettes
away If lighted.
Don't keep matches in paper boxes
or lying about carelessly.
Don't use snapping parlor matches,
taboo them.
Don't forget that matche*; are the
beginning of many conflagrations.
Don't hang your clothing near open
flres or stoves.
Don't fill lamps after* dark, and never when lighted.
Don't allow rubbish lu hrilways or
on fire escapes,.
Dont burn leaves and dead trass on
windy days.
Don't forget to havo the chimneys
of your home clear .ed once a year.
Don't fail to iok twice at everything that looks like fire.
Don't leave everything to the landlord; Inspect yorr own building.
Don't fail to notify thn chief of
the fire department of anything you
may see that ls dangerous and liable
to cause fire, remembering that every
y ls fire prevention day.
Don't fail to give the representatives
of the fire marshal or the firemen them
selves every opportunity to make a
careful examination of your property.
They are trying to help you.
Roman Too Far
Riley (glancing up over tho door of
the post-office)—Tim, me bhoy, what
ls the meaning of thim letters?
Tim—They mean eighteen hundred
and ninety-eight.
Riley—Don't lt sthrlke- you that they
are carrying this Bpelling reform too
' lie lahmaelite
Paying Teller—You must get some
ono to Identify you before " can pay
this check. Havo you any friends In
this town?
Stranger—Not one. I'm the dog
That Tea and Coffee Cause Trouble
So common is the use of tea or cot-
fee as a beverage many do not know
that .hey arc the cause of many obscure ails which are often attributed
to other things.
Tho easiest way to find out for oneself Is to quit the tea and coffee for a
while at least, and note results. A
lady found out ln this way, and also
learned of a new beverage that ls
wholesome as well as pleasant to
drink.     She writes:
"1 am 10 years old and all my lire
up to a year and a halt ago, 1 had been
a coffee drinker.
"Dyspepsia, severe headaches and
heart weakness mado mo feel sometimes as though I waB about to die.
After drinking a cup or two of hot
coffee, niy heart, would go like a clock
without a pendulum. At other limes
It would almost stop and I was so
nervous I did not llko to be alone." Tea
Is Just as harmful, becuuso it contains
caffeine, iho samo drug found In coffee.
"i: 1 look a walk for exercls* as
soon as 1 was out of sight of the hotis,
I'd feel as If I was sinking and this
would frighten mo terribly. My limbs
would utterly refuse to support me,
and the pity ot It all was, 1 did not
know that coffee was causiug the
Heading in tbo papers that many
persons wero relieved of such ailments
by leaving off coffee and drinking Postum, I got my husband tc bring home
a package. Wo made it according to
directions ana 1 lik'd the flrst cup. Its
rich, snappy flavor was delicious.
"I have been using PoBtum about
eighteen months and to my great joy
digestion Is good, my nerves and heart
are all right, ln fact, I am a well woman once more, thanks to Postum."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor, Ont. Write for copy of
the little book, "The Road to Wellville."
Poslum conies ln two forms:
Regular Pcttum—must bo boiled.
Instant Postum ls a soluble powder.
A teaspoonful dissolves quickly In a
cup of hot water and with cream and
sugar, makes a delicious beverage Instantly.    Grocers sell both kinds.
"There's a reason" for Postum
The Return of Johnnie
No amount of persuasion or punishment could keep Johnnie from running away. The excitement of being
pursued and of being brought back to
a tearful famil- appealed to his sense
of the dramatic an ' offset the r'iglit
discomfort ti.af sometimes folio .-ed.
Finally hi3 mother determined upon a new method. She decided after
many misgivings, lhat the next time
Johnnie ran r.way no notice whatever
should be taken of It. He should
stay away as long as be pleased and
-Mum when he Eaw fit.
In a few days tlio youngster again
disappeared. Hia mother was firm in
her resolve, and no search was made.
Great was poor Johnnie's disappointment, lie managed to slay all day
1 when lt began to grow dark his
courage failed, antl ho started for
home, lie sneaked Ignominiously In*
tj the kitchen. Nobody spoke to
him. Apparently his absenco had
not been policed. This was too much
arrd ns poorr as opportunity offered be
remarked casually: Well, I see you've
got the same old cat.
Tommy, who was the proud possessor oT n couple of rabbits, on arriving
ironic from school one day proceeded
to bis rabbit hutch, and holding one
of the rabbits up by lis ears squarely
in front, of him, asked it. with a menacing look: Twice two?—a shake-
Twice two?—well thon: Twice six?
Throwing tiro rabbit lack luio Ils
hutch he remarked in angry tonesr I
knew teacher was telling fibs. She
said rabbits could multiply quick.
■Jains no *h
A Bia Break
Jones fell down nud broke four legs.
What are you talking about? Jones
hasn't got four legs!
I didn't say he bad. The legB he-
longed to a tab:.* -he fell against.
Jones wasn't hurt at all.
How's This ?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for* any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
P.  ,T.   CHENEY  &  CO.,  Toledo. O.
We. the undersigned, have linowil V.
3. Clifnov for tlio last 15 years, und bc-
lievo htm perfertlv honest in nil bustr,,*:-*
transactions and financially able to carry
out Hnv obligations made by his firm.
Toledo, O.
Hull's Catarrh Cure Is tnken Internally,
anting directly irirorr tbe blond and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials
sent free. Price "B cents per bottle.
Hold hy all druggists.
Tako Hall's Family Pills for* constipation,
Small Willie was entertaining his
big sister's beau In the parlor.
Mr. Green, he asked, how many
pennies have you got?
I haven't any at present, Willie, I
am sorry to say, he replied.
Then mamma wns right, continued
the little fellow. Sho told sister last
night that you didn't have any more
sense than a rabbit.
At the Thames Police Court a woman asked Mr. LeyCester* for a summons against a person for breaking a
The Magistrate—Did the person do
it on purpose.
The Applicant—Oh. no, sir; she did
it with her hands.
Didn't Buy Books
The agent for a handsomely illuminated book to bo sold on tho credit system—a feast to the Intellect and
an ornament to any library—leant,
against the eide of the house, caught
his breath, clenched his lists, and
looked skywards.
What's the matter? asked the policeman.
I've met the meanest mau, he answered. I've heard of him, and I've
read about him In tbe papers, but I
never expected to meet him face to
How do you know he was the meanest man?
By the way he acted. I showed
him thia work ot art, lectured on lt
for half an hour, showed the engravings, and when I hinted that It would
be a good thing to order, what do you
think he said?
I don't know.
He said he never bought books. He
didn't hnve to. He just waited for
some idiot of an agent to come along
and tell him all that was ln them
and turn over the leaves while he
looked at thu pictures.
When Mark Twain, In bis early
days, was editor of a, Missouri paper,
a Biiperstititious subscriber wrote to
him saying that he had found a spider
ln his paper* WaB that a sign of good
luck or bad? Tbo humorist wrote
him this answer, and printed lt:
Old Subscriber: Finding a spider
in your paper was neither good luck
nor bad luck for you. The spider
was merely looking over your paper
to see which merchant Is not advertising, so that he can go to that store
spin his web across the door, and lead
a life ot undlBlurbod peace ever afterward.
Bile entered the doctor's ollice,
truly a sorry spectacle. Her right
eye was bandaged, a bruise marred
her cheek and her left arm was supported by u Bllng.
Ah, good morning, Mrs. Brewster.
An accident, I see? said the doctor
sympathetically, 1 ara very sorry, in.
deed.     How did It happou?
Well, you see, sir, If was Hire this.
I was a-goln' 'ome the other evenin,
an' lt was very dark on our stair, an'
I thought I'd reached me own door,
but when I knocked lt wasn't, an' the
gentleman what opened the door
thought I was his wife.
Cab Humor
Old Lady— Does your horse ever
shy at motors?
Cabby—Lor' bless yer, no, lady; he
didn't even shy when railway trains
fust come in.
He (trying to strike up an acquaint*
a-ce)—What! Only you here? Where
bt.vo al*. the other nice girls gone?
Sho (bitlngly)—They've gone off
somewhere  with all the  nice  boys.
A suffragette says that a few days
!n prison does her good. A kind of
arrest euro, iu fact.
Another New Comet Found
Another new comet, Hie second to
bo discovered this mo .th— lias bei-n
located deflultel; In tho constellation
Pisces, west of the star Omega, according io Prof. .;. v. Barnard of ihe
Yerkis Observul-ry at Williams Bay,
Wis. Prof. Barnard calls ibe visitor
a remarkable celestial body. It was
discovered on Sept, C by Neu'niln, an
European : stronomer. The first comet was found by tlio Hev. Joel Mei.calf
on September 1.
Prof. Barnard says that tiro cornet
appears like an asteroid, defined by
astronomers as a stnrlikc body, but
has a nebulous appendage extending
to lhe east, 'rhis distinguishes lt
from ordinary asteroids.
Tile new met will not become visible to the naked eye, but may be seen
through a five inch telescope. It differs from .he Metcalf comet In b?ing
peril-file; that is. it will return at slated intervals.
The most obstinate corns and warts
fall to resist Holloway's Corn Cure.
Try it.
Getting Their Own Bad:
A young man had tako his wife
to a theatre, nnij as thero was uo
one to look after the baby, tbey had
brought it along. It cried lustily all
through tho flrst act. At the close
ot the act an ofllcial came down the
gangway and Informed them that If
they could not keep the baby quiot
they would have to go to the box office, get their money back and go
They succeeded in squelching the
baby and all went well for a time.
Then five minutes after the last
act had commence." the young father leaned over and said: How do you
like tr.e show?
ltotten!   was the reply.
Slick a pin In the baby.
Mlnrrd'e Liniment Cures Burns, Etc
New England's Champion Trap*
shooter Retains Title
E. A. Randall, ot Portland, Maine,
who in 1912 won the tllle of champion trapshooter of New England, captured the honor again this year by
breaking 195 out of 200 targets at
(he Paleface Shooting Association's
tournament held at Wellington, Mass,
Sept. 10-11. Mr. Randall also won
high amateur average for the meet
with 383 out of «00. H* D. Gibbs,
shooting the speed shells In his Remington pump gun, vras high over all,
scoring 388 out ol 400 targets thrown.
Wind Every Five Years
Clocks are now mado to run five
vears with once winding up. In 1881
the Belgian Government placed one of
these tn a railway-station and sealed
it. It has kept capital time, having
only been four times wound-In 1885,
1891, 1896, nnd 1901; and there ls a
clock in the Church of St. Quentln, in
Mayence, which has only Btopped once
during a period of 500 years
Old Maid—If I catch you In my garden again. I'll tell the constable.
Boy—'E oats't do nothln'. 'E'a my
ole man.
A clergyman was anxious to lntro-
duco somo hymubo'ska into the
church, and arranged with his clerk
that the hitter was to givo out tlie
notice Immediately .'.fter tlie sermon.
The clerk, however, had a notice ot
his own lo givo out with reference to
tho baptism ot infants. Accordingly, at the cioso of the sermon he aroBo
and announced that all thoso who had
children whom they wlBh tt have
baptlBed please send In their names
at once to tho clerk. Tho clergyman
who was stone deaf, assumed thr.t the
clerk was giving out the hymbook notice, and imr. cdlately rose and said:
AnJ 1 should Bay for the benefit of
those who nnven't any, that they may
obtain some from the ushors any day
from 3 to 4 t clock; lae ordinary little ones at 25 ceLts each, and special
ones at 50 .rents.
In This Town
Blinks-What's the best way to go
At a dinner Riven in New York by
tlio G rest era, an organization of hotel
men, T. O. Bresiln of iliu Plain, said:
Hotel men cannot bo niggardly.
They must not Imitate old Cornelius
Husk. Old Corn Husk, as you know,
saw his hoy Ibe other day carrying
Ihe thermometer from the kitchen out
lnt- llio yard.
Wliatclia doln' wi diet thar thermometer, boy? be asked.
I wanter git lhe difference In tern-
pei richer, pop, betwixt Inside and outside, tlie son answered.
Wall, quit it, snapped old Corn
Hii.ili. Koepln' the mercury runnlu
up and down lhe tubo like that, fust
thing ye anew die dura thing'll be
worn out, and long'l] go 25 cents for
another thermometer.
When Bobbie went to see his grand,
mother he was much Interested In
whatever went on li. the kitchen. One
day she said lo him: I'm goin to mako
you a nice little pie In a saucer, all
for yourself. Don' you think I'm
pretty good lo take so much trouble?
Bobbie pondered. Grandma, be said
at length, mother told me not to he a
bother, and if It's going lo be any
trouble you can lust as well make my
pie regular size.
Ailments such as constipation, colic, colds, vomiting, etc., seize children ot all ages and the mother
should be on her guard against these
troubles by keeping a box of Baby's
Own Tablets in the house. II any
of these troubles come on suddenly
the Tablets will cure them, or if the
little one ls given an occasional dose
of the tablets ho will escape these
troubles. Tbe Tablets are sold by
medicine dealers or by mall at 25c
a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.. Brookvllle, Ont.
Recovering All Right
The following letter Is from a snu.ll
boy to his mother, wno bad Bent htm
Into the country to recover from aa
Dear Mum; I forgi/i tt write before. Mo and some othei>boys wet.1
out in a boat yesterday, and thi boat
turned over, but a man got me out
alilght. This morning we were out
for a bike rldo, and I fell over and cut
mo head. And tonight we are going
to set light to a haystack and let Mr.
 's chickens out of   their   cages.
So I think we wlll enjoy ourselves. I
feel much better now.—You* loving
son, Tom.
All mothers can put away anxiety
regarding their suffering children
when they have Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator to give relief. It*
effects ace suro and lasting.
Rather Suggestive
She—I'll never go anywhere again
with you as long as I live!
She—At the tea this afternoon, yoa
asked Mrs. Smith how her husband
was standing the heat and he's been
dead two months.
Iv.lnard'= Liniment Relieves Neuralgia
Exe.—What ridiculous, Impossible
things these fashion plates are.
Mrs. Exe—I know tbey used to be
but today many of them aro engraved from photographs.
Exe—Well, this ono can't be. Here
aro two women going in opposite directions, both With brand new gowns
on nnd neither looking back at the
She Knew
What'B your husband's average income? asked llio caller.
About 1 a.m. replied Mrs. Wise.
Esther, why can a man run fast,.
thnn a boy?    Urdu > he's bigger. .»
that so?   Then why don't   tho   hind
..heels of a wagon run faster titan lb
front ones?     1 givo I   up.
Champagne Bottles
No machine has yet been Invented
In France which can supersede manual
labor in the manufacture of champagne
bottles. The men performing this difficult work ate well paid.
he Cheerful Life
It to the right of everyone to lire and enjoy the cheerful life. We owe
It to ourseWee and thoee who live with as to lire the cheerful life. Wo*
cannot do ao if ill health takes hold of ua.
The wife, mother and daughter suffering from hot flashes, nervousness
headache, backache, drawing-down tooling, or any other weakness due to dfionlei*
or irregularitlM of tha delicate ton-tale oicans-ta not only a burden to beroclf,
but to her loved onee.
Thtrttt a remedy.    Forty yean experience has proven unml3Ukr.blj that
Favorite prescription
wtll restore health ta weakened womankind. For 40 yeare It has survive*
-prejudice, envy and malice. Sold by dealers in medicine In liquid or tablet form.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription Tablets can he bad of drufrariit or mailed om
■receipt ef one-cent stampe-for ll.CQ er SOc iiu. Address II- V. Pierce, M. D#
Buffalo, N.Y
Dr. Ftemfe Pleasant Fcllets regulate and Invigorate
vtmnacfc, Ifrar aaa IwweU. Sugar-coated, tin? stfi-iuies* _c
Your Liver
is Clogged up
h'dtousness, Indigestion, cast 5i'dk Headacet,
Small Pill, Small One, Small Price.
' Genuine must beu Signature
To.,,,*■,. n i»l o i■.'* % rpiJ-f lite eorrwl nan-wol U .-.*>*,
Mh-kn CWMdiui Towns, uul Mfh csadWoM ostof,
va oiTur o it $15 I idi, SOLID GOLD WATCH.
BsaHAG m MM israped, fUtf jtwaM, »> * FREE
GIFT.  (Silver WalohesoM praonie-lto OmisJ
Send ycur attemiit ■"*• a iheot of paper,
toxettipf wilh itampad addressed envelope
for reply t» FELLOWS & CO., 10. Groivenot
Build *.;■••*, Su-ullioutw Lsttio, Bu'minclian.,
En«and< The winner ii re-quired io puKhuo
a Chain from ua to wear with watch. The
nana of this paper muit bo mentioned*, rnz**
winners of last competition v/crai
Mrs. A. Gay, Amherst. Nova Scotia, Can.
Mrs.   A.     Kowlow,  Trinity  East,  Nfld.
Mas. Winslow's Soothino Svrup Iiu- been
fcsed for over SIXTY YliAlts by MlI.UuN.-r ot
llOTllltKS tor nrcir CHILDREN MHIIE
EOOTllliS lire CHILD, SOFTENS tire Ql'MS.
llie best remedy far IiIAUKH'J* A. It is ab.
loltltelv harmless. Re sure and ask tor "Mrl,
W'lnslo'w'.s Sootliiug Svnip," find Luke no otter
kind.   'IVeaty-ove eeiils a bottle.
Soniblillua   belter   (hail   linen   arid   no
laund.-y  billy.      Wash  It  Willi  snali and
Water.     All BtoicH or direct. Stat.** styid
,nd  sir-.*?.      [*-or uric,   we  will   mall  vcu.
68 Fraser Avenue. Toronto, Ontario
C-'.', iN CER
Boai Tree.    A a.itw!:
liome treatment removed
lamp from tliis lads-'*, breast
Old sores, ulcera .art
erowihs cured.   Describe
.'••I* troulil*. i we wlll scad booh aad lesliaioaiala,
10 Cri'JnclllLI   AVE..  TORONTO
One Company Spends $50,000 • Year
Just to Robe Its Various
Every frequenter of the motion picture theatres must have been struck,
at some time or another, by the lux-
urlousness ot the stage setting of most
of the society dramas- the magnificence of the decorations, the richness
of the furnishing, and the costliness of
tie dresses worn by the performers.
Few, however, have any real conception ot the huge cost of these
things, or appreciate the pains taken
by the big film producing companies
to get the best of everything.
Take, for Instance, the costume ot
the principal actresses. The capital of
Europe are ransacked for the latest
creations ln millinery and modes.
When Miss Miriam Nesblt and Miss
Mary Fuller were last over here with
the Edison Company, they paid a vis-
It to Paris for the purpose of purchasing a stock of suoh things tor future
Edison productions, and In two days'
shopping they spent more than $1*1,000.
Miss Lottie Brlsooe, the Lubln star
actress, recently played In a film
which necessitated no fewer than fourteen changes of costume, each costing
on an average about $75, and she
needs When on tour, twenty trunks fur
her wardrobe.
Miss Crrne (Jauntier wears ono set
of furs In the Kalcm films that cost
$4,000, and sho lias other sots almost
equally as valuable, Miss Asta Nell-
son ls.credited with being the most
expensively dressed actress In tlio pictures. Frequently her costumes ln
the society scones in which she specializes will cost as much as $500
It might be drought that as the actual dresses worn by llio performers
aro not seen by the public, but only
the photograplilo representations of
them, that common material or Imitation sluff would do as well as the real
But, ns a matter of fact, this Is far
from being the case. Indeed, the very
reverse holds good. To get a really
first-class photograph, first-class properties must he provided.
In the early days of tho picture
play business this was not properly
realized, and a company that laid out
$5,000 on a collection ot properties, although expecting them to litst for
years, was considered extravagant.
Nowadays, on the other hand lt
would be a very cheap affair thnt
would start with less than $15,000 or
$20,000 worth; while one of the best
known of the really big flrra companies is reported to spend as much as
$50,000 every year in dressing—or, as
It Is technically termed, 'robin-' Its
WANTED at once
i'eraona  to work  tor us
apillt*  (Irno  at   home.    No experience
r»milr**r «*t||, our NEW ART COLOR*
INO PROCESS Finny ond fasclnntlnf
work, (jnmi pm*. No eanvRsalnff. Write
ter Inetnretlons ttrr-e).
ItB College Street. Toronto, Canada.
When buyir.rr your Piano insist on havm* an
Piano Action
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Moss, Is Lasa
Va.-fn-'e, fs- s•*!*,'* gi\>,[*,'.I,*,- tire or .par** l-ms
s\ppt, t.fioriaca Ofics*. W-onipsf.KJiaoalo*, S.s'iattsss
VsecsLW or lo lis i Or.*ite, Tsroslo
congenial needlework at home: make
from three to five dollars per dny decor*
atlriK rrslrlnn tops. Armour Art Co.
Dept   Tl., Rrerlftllinno Bioc'r, Winnipeg.
Bodkin's Dilemma
Mrs. Bodkin had a worried look on
hpr face as alio eaino down lo breakfast.
Mary, she said to Hie maid, I am
somewhat alarmed I do hope now
that nothing lias happened to Mr. lied*
kin.   He linsn't been home all night.
Why, bless yr,u, replied Mary, tho
: auter's all right, He's down by the
trout ilucr right now, inn'nm. He
says he's been there a long, long time
but he can't remember whether lie's
goln' out or coming In, When he's
made up hti mind, ma'am, I'll let you
Jack Is In love with you
That's whnt I said when I heard lt.
How dared you!
We. * '.os or six boxes for $2.SO,
at all dealers, or The Ootids Medicine Compcr.y, Ur-ltcd, Toronto,
W. N. U. 970
Noted Surgeon's Death   Recalls
Theories of Disease
Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, th» famous surgeon, who died at Haslemere,
England, at the age of eighty-four, devoted much time to the study of ths
origin cf leprosy. He formed ths theory that the disease was due to the
eatlog of diseased or impo: fectly cured
fish, and to confirm his view he set out
at tha age of seventy for a long tour
In India and Ilobben Island, Cape Col-1
ony. His writings did much to se-1
euro better conditions for leprosy sufferers.
In bygone times, he once wrote, I
used to call leprosy 'fish-eater.!' gout';
but he latterly preferred tho description: fish-eaters' tuberculosis.
Leprosy, ho said again, advanced In
Inland districts of Europe with tho advent of Christianity, and Iho obsrv-
anco of lish fasts, and it dslnppenrod
when Protestantism threw fasts into
disuse. 'I'hls contention brought him
into conflict with lhe hands of tho Roman Catholic Church.
Sir Jonathan, who lived in Hasle*
mere for fifty years, was the founder
of tho educational museum there, tlio
superintendence of which he counted
as one of his recreations.
The Desire to Disagree
Thero are thoso who seem to be
born with tho Instinct to disagree. I
have in mind nt this moment one such
person. I have heard him express
emphatically :. certain option and
then, perhaps . day or two later, I
have heard him denounce the same
opinion expressed iu his presence by
somoono else.
Sometimes, of course, this kind of
thing Is dono by those who love argument for the sake of the intellectual
exercise But ln this Instance lt was
due simply and .olely to the love of
if we did not spend so much timo
in trying to disagree, if *we old not
torment ourselves with tbe III feeling
that accompanies the will to disagree,
wo should be surprised at the strango
Improvement in the people and in the
world about us.
We should find that, through persistent celt assertion, Instead of gaining
we lost.
We should also discover that
through resisting- tho desire to disagree, through giving people as good a
clmnco to express themselves as we
long to glvo ourselves, we should exert a far greater Influence than we da
now, and we should bo heard oftener
and wllh more profit.—From 'Iulinia-
tions,' by John D. Barry, Paul Elder &
Company. Publishers.
Shortly after a new administration
took 1 old of a wellknown southern
railroad a great number of claims
were preferred against the company
on account of horses and cattle being
killed along tho line In Kentucky, To
mako matters worco It appeared' that
every animal killed, however worthless It may havo heen before the accident invariably figured In the claims
subsequently presented as being of
the best blood In Kentucky.
One day In conversation wllh one
of the road's attorneys, tho president
became very much excited in referring
to Ihe situation. Do yon know, ho
exclaimed, bringing down his fist on
the desk by wa: of emphasis, I have
reached the conclusion that nothing
In Kentucky so Improves llvo slock as
crossing It with a locomotive.
Amusing the Editor
A vlllagj cricket match was In the
course of progress. The fielding side
were for a time a man short, and a
farm-laborer was pressed Into service. A ball was hit In the substitute's direction, and to the surprise
of the spectators In general, and of
himself in particular, he made the
catch. The following Saturday he
anxiously scanned the local papers
for n record of his feat, and was
greatly disappointed to find it reported as 'caught sub.'
What's this 'ere caught sub? he
asked a friend.
Why, dcan't thee know, BUI? That
meaus 'twore .*. accident, was the reply.
Tho editor of the paper was amused next morning by tho following
Derr sur,—Yon say In yore paper
as 'ow I cort a man out In last Sat*
terday's match by accident. I mite
summons you for llble, only I shan't,
but If you ,-hould 'appen to get a
clump on the nose one of theso odd
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25 cents a box, all dealers, or Ed-
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A new bean which grows prollfically
with little or no water has been discovered and Is being Investigated by
the Arizona department of agriculture.
Little Folly coming in from hor
walk one morning informed her mother that she had seen a Hon ln the
parlt. No amount of persuasion or
reasoning could make her vary her
statement one hairbreadth. That
night, when she slipped down on her
knees to say her prayers, her mother
said: Polly, ask God to forgive you
for that fib.
Polly hid her face for a moment.
Then she looked straight into her
mother's eyes, !-er own shining like
stars, and said: I did ask him, mamma, dearest, .-.nd he said: Don't mention i.t, Miss Polly, that big yellow
dog has often fooled me.
Long Standing Asthma. — Many
have suffered so long from asthma
and have tried so many so-called re-
medics they think that, there is no
real help for them. They should
read tho letters received by the manufacturers of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asth-
ma Remedy from thousands of cases
once as desperate as their own. Even
In long-neglected c.iBes this famous
preparation brings prompt help
Eyeglasses and Royalty
According to an American paper, the
King of Sweden Is probably the onl.
monarch ever known to wear eyeglasses and spectacles on State occasions. In point of fact, both eyeglasses and spectacles nro very rare
among Royalties of today. This certainly Is Into of our own Royal family, no member of which (unless we
Include the present Duke of Cumberland) has ever eiupluyed any aid to
.Minard's Liniment Co., Limited,
Cents,—A customer of ours cured p.
very had case of distemper In a valuable horse by lhe use of MINARD'S
"ours truly,
Is this Mrs. Smith? I called you up
to ask if you could say anything good
of llrldgcrt Farley, who lived with you
as cook.
Yes, I can say ono thing. Sho left
without breaking any dishes.
That's enccuraslng! How long did
she stay?
One hour.
Hair-Cutting Causes Baldness
Severs! matters of Interes: to the
mere layman engaged the at.ention of
ths British J edleal Conf-.venoe at j
Brighton recently. Dr. Barendt, a|
skin specialist, for example, suggested j
too much hair cutting as a' cause of i
baldness. '
Why ts [t that there are so many
bald men and so few ball women? he
asked. I beiiove It ls because men
wlll not let theli hair grow to a proper length. The average man wears
his balr about an inoL long, whereas
tt should be at least thirteen or fourteen Inches.
Dr. Barendt afterward explained
that he considered nature was affronr-
ed by frequent cutting ot the ..air.
If It is not allowed to grow to tlie
length I havo men loned it becomes
dry and loses it:, strength, much In
the same way that the muscles of the
body becoino flabby and weak if they
are not exercised.
Dr. David Walsh, a llarley street
skin specialist, told the meeting that
ho considered tho abnormal loss of
hair on the head, as well as many
skin diseases. \va3 largely associated
with defective circulation ut iho blood.
Loss of hair might often he taken as
a sign of heart trouble. Im mipport
of this he lmind that out of thirty-six
bald persons he had examined twenty-
four wero sufZerlnj from valvular disease of the hear:. Dr. Eddowes, however, mentioned tho case cl an extremely bald man who was one of tho
most powerful gymnasts lie knew.
Speaking before another section at
the conference, Dr. II. F. Wlnslow declared Unit we are qulto wrong In our
methods of taking food. He would
not promise any short cut to the millennium hut he suggested that mankind would enjoy much better health
If they would only recognize tho fact
that it is wrong to drink at meal
times. All drinks should be taken
between meals. He was not talking
about alcohol; in fact, he entirely dissociated his present contention from
any discussion of temperance. What
he wanted people to do was to eat
without any sipping at all.
Henry James, the American novelist, lives at Rye, one of the Cinque
Torts, but recently he loft Rye and
took a house In the country near the
estate of a millionaire Jam manufacturer, retired. This man, having
married an earl's daughter, was
ashamed of the trade whereby ho had
Piled up his fortune.
Tho jam manufacturer one day
wrote Mr. James an impudent letter
vowing that It was outrageous the
way tlio James' servants were trespassing orr his grounds. Mr, James
wrote back:
Dear Sir:—I am very sorry to hear
that my servants have beei, poaching
on your preserves.
P.S.-fYou'll excuse my mentioning
your preserves, won't you?
Tbe Rev Dr. John Wesley Hill, of
New York, told the following story
the other night In illustration of a
point he wished to make:
I am reminded, he said, of the
Irishman whose alarm clock stopped
running. He shook lt, but lt would
not run. He waited but it did not
Improve, aud then one day he took
the back out of it, looked In, and saw
a dead cockroach. Shure enough,
said ho. I've dlsklvered the difficulty.   Tho engineer 1- dead!
Love of Canada
There was the smell of rain and
of quickening earth In the air, and a
few duck flew over, making no sound.
Tempest stood still to watch them
go. Thon ho looked out across the
land which was so dear to him with
the old light shining In his eyes.
Presently he spoke with a half laugh
and a half break of lovo in the words:
To love you Isn't enough, he said,
God grant we're ready to suffer and
work for you—Canada.
Motion Picture In Scenel Stll! Opposed
Teaching by symbols is a rognfs
cd element iu pedagogy of today, it
Is often a nior-e direct way ut rouslns
tho appreciation or understanding of.
students rhan precept or homily. II*;
lustration, too, plays a larger part
than of old. Laboratory practice was
long In superseding mere lecture room
work lu the colleges, but it ls now
thoroughly established that to see the
process with the eyes, to handle materials and to practice the rules ls the
only way to malre sure that the student understands what ho is taught.
The concrete presentation of things ln
the forms of illustration, as the word
Is used, verbal or pictorial, ls ono of
the favorite pedagogic means. The
use of Illustrations 111 school books
and of pictures In the classroom constantly Increases. Children not only
read about the strange homes of dla-
I nt peoples, but see them pictured.
They not jirly read about historical
events, but have pictures that mako
the actuality of the happening more
At the same lime lhe present day
experiment of teaching by mollon pictures Is opposed by many people as
going too far. Of course, with all the
pictures of processes, places und tho
various doing: which children learn
In geography, history and kindred
studies, careful explanation goes along
and no doubt the children will also bo
prompted to ar.lt Intelligent questions,
and will be Interested nnd remember
the ar rwer because the question came
spontaneously, but one must still agree
that teaching by pictures may have the
fault of Its virtue. What ls so easily
and readily accepted mav he as easily
let go.
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A dear little brld. ln a railway carriage was like most brides in desiring
to avoid identification as such. The
husband went cut to get somo refreshments at a stopping place. An old
lady opposlto talked to hor.
You are lately married, my dear, I
know, she said kindly.
Oh, no, we have been married a long
time, returned the younger woman,
Ah! excuse mo. You ara so young
and you seem so happy
Oh, we have been married eight,
yes, eight years.
Have you any—
OhI (blushing furiously) no!
Well! Well! and I thought at first
you wero on your honeymoon..
Oh, no. My husband will toll you—
hero he comes—that we have been
married eight years. Haven't we.
Yes, yes, certainly, he replied.    Do
you know, Mabel! he added, with
wriggle, I have some of that bcastl
rice down my back ytt?
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My dear, snys tho kind-hearted husband, I do not wish to say anything
about our extravagant way of keeping
house, but do you know It Is n fact
that tho average French family lives
on what the average American famllv
But, my angel, comments the helpful wife, that would bo Impossible. In
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The telephone bell rang in the consulting room of a doctor who was an
enthusiastic motorist. In his absence
the assistant answered it, and said
the doctor was out.
Will you tell blm, the voice asked,
that Mr. Thompson has a gymkhana
coming on, and wants to kuow if he
can do anything for It?
I will tell hlm the moment he comes
In, the assistant answered; meanwhile
put ft bread poultice on it, and renew
It every two hours.
A teacher In a tenement district
hurried from the school to find the
mother of a pupil who had bceu taken
Can you show mo where Mrs. Angelo Scandale lives'.' she Inquired of a
cherub transplanted from the sunny
south to a dark, sunless alley.
Yes, teacher, I show you, nnd a
willing sticky hand dragged her on
With such speed as to make her stumble over nn liallnn dame seated on
the threshold.
Afior iho teacher's breathless flight
toward the clouds the llttlo hand stopped tugging
There where Mees Scandale live,
Indicated the horizontal arm and finger, but she downstair sitting ou tho
step, finished the smiling lips.
Corrected the Witness
lie hit the poor old girl, was the
evidence given by a witness in a summons at Woolwich.
Mr. Ilutton (iho magistrate)—Don't
say tho poor old girl, say the elderly
To the long list of 'less' things, .s
the seedless orange, the tireless cooker
and the trackless trolley, a. Ohio horticulturist claims to have added llie
odorless onion. It may be so. It may
look like an oiiin.i and tase 1 i.e nn
onion, but can il be au onion still
without its odor'.'
Pat's Excuse
Pat was late again. Somehow or
other, try as ho would, bo did not
seem able to get to work on tlmo, and
worst of all, his stock of excuses had
just about given out. Tho foreman
was eloquent In Ills denunciation, and
his sarcasm unlimited. Well, he
snarled, nino o'clock. What d'yr
mean by comiu' in at this time, eh"
it's a wonder a man 0' your m-ninn
troubles about comln' nt all* Now,
then, n-ot another excuse out.
Pnt thought hard for a moment nn.l
a'. Intii the excuse came:
i.t-re, sor, said he, I dramed last
night thot I was at the football match,
an I: ended ln a draw. So th' referee altered an extra half-hour to be
played, and begorra, sor, I hod to stop
an' see the finish.
Dinah, when asked why she had not
put on mourning for a recently deceased admirer, replied: Law, miss,
I just thought this way. What's the
uso?     He's Ihere and I'm here.
1 Ills straining hands tore tho words
I from Ihe depths of his soul and threw
' the secret In the cobbler's eyes.
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She Got a Hen
Once upon a time runs a modern
fable, a youth about to embark on the
sea of matrimony, went to his father
and said:
Father, who should bo boss, I or mv
Tho old man smiled and said: Here
are a hundred hens and a team of
horses. Illtch up the horses, put the
hens into the wagon, and wherever
you find a man and Ills wife duelling
stop and enquire ,.ho is the boss
wherever you find a woman running
things leave a hen. If you como to a
Place whero a man Is In control, give
him ono of the horses.
After ninety-nine hens had been disposed of he came to a house and made
the usual enquiry.
I'm boss (i.! this farm, said the
So tlio wifo was called, and sho affirmed her husband's assertion.
Tako which horse you want. '
I'll tako tho bry.
But tho wife did net like the hav
horse, and talked to him.   He roturn-
and said:  I bcllovj I'll tako the
Not much, said tho young man. Vou !
get a hen.
In Case of Emergency
One Saturday a small boy arrived
with au Important air at the penny
savings-bank of a college settlement,
and withdrew two cents from his
Monday morning be promptly returned the money.
So you didn't spend your two cents,
observed the worker In charge.
Oh, no, the lad replied; bu'. a fellow likes to have a little cash ou
hand over Sunday.
""'>nnd infier tho theatre) -Well,
how do you like the piece?
Wile—Very much. There's only
one Improbable thing In it. The second act takes placp two years after
lhe first, and they havo the same servant.
There's no Place Like-
Absurd! fumed the fussy commercial, as a fellow-hrealrfii.-ter entered
tho cuffee-room. Don't know what
these hotels nro comln' to, I'm sure!
I've been hero tho wholo blessed
week, and can't get anything of a
morning but eggs—eggs—eggs.
But they are different eggs, observed his companion sadly tucking his
napkin under his chin.
Well, of course they're different,
snapped the fussy commercial.
Then be thankful for at least that
consolation, replied tho other, nnd do
not be too hard on hotels. 1 know a
placer, my friend, where I am given a
hot joint one day, renew Its acquaintance In a state cf frigidity on the
next, toy with Its mangled remains ln
tho form of hash on tha third, flirt
with It among macaroni and tcmato
sauce on the fourth, and probably 011
the fifth, detect It lurking yet again
In the recesses of a rissole.
CJrc-at Scolt! exclaimed tho commercial, brought away from his own
troubles at last.     Where's that?
In a little place, replied the silent
sufferer, called home.
Mrs. Stronuhead had just thrown al
paving stono through a drug storo
Window merely proving that she was
entitled to a vote, and had been
marched off lo jail.
Thank heaven! said Slronghead.
That soltlc3 the wlicr. shall we spend
the summer problem, anyhow.
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expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature. The Editor reserves the right to
refute publication of any letter.
Premier Borden has left to take a rest after strenuous
days passed in looking after the affairs of the country Tin*
average business man has no conception of thu work which
devolves upon the Premier of a Dominion so large and sn
widely scattered as Canark. D la-m* of callers make their way
to tit.   ;*      tier's oUic,  tl=,i '    '■'■■ '  ■":,' pi'"'
ing views before him. Shoals of letters require the persocal
attention of the Prime Minister, and the burden of the difficulties which crop up in the administration of the affairs of the
country must be borne iu a great measure at least by the
Seldom in the history of any country has there been a
political leader so eager for the conmion good and so desirous
of carrying out the work which lies to his hand. When the
political "history of the Borden administration comes to be
written it will be stated that Robert Laird Borden held the
common weal in sacred regard and did his duty without fear
or favor. Last session must be ranked as the most momentous since confederation. Changes and reforms were accomplished by the Borden Government amidst opposition at times
most unfair and trespassing upon the bounds' of decency. .But
in the midst of it all /Vernier Borden rode in the whirlwind
and directed the storm coming out of it all with the reputation
of one who did his duty well. A short holiday was all the
Premier took after last session and thereupon he cantinued
his work. He has now laid dowu his labors for a short reot
in preparation for the coming session. Time and at/aiu it
could be noticed last session that while the leader of the Opposition left his fighting to his lieutenants, Premier Barden wa*=
always in his place and took personal charge himself. H'1 labored ceaselessly for the trust which had been placed iu his
hands on September 21, 1911.
The reports which have been disseminated by his.pol'tical
enemies to the effect that he is seriously ill are grossly inaccurate. They can only be ascribed to an unt/allant desire on
tha part of some of his political enemies who wish hi?n ill.
Tbat does not represent the mind of the honest Liberals of the
Dominion who recognize in Canada's Premier a man above reproach, who is a credit to his native soil. He has been recognized as an earnest sta esman the world over and his fame has
fceen gained by solid achievement.
When Premier Borden returns to his duties in a very faw
weeks he will be welcomed hy his friends all over Canada glad
to do him honor, for he occupies a high place in the public
m ind.
Hon. T. W. Crothers, Minister of Labor, has a Irank,
direct way of doing things whioh is refreshing, He likes to
get at the heart of a thing, to investigate matters personally,
When the longshoremen of Montreal struck a year ago, Mr,
Crothers went to the Royal City, visited the docks; talked
with the men and the employers, und as result recommended
changes to improve the condition of the men.
A few weeks ago Mr. Crothers, pursuing a similar policy
went to Montreal, met the labor men of the city at their labor
temple, and had a heart to heart talk with them in regard tn
needed labor lsgislation and ways of improving the condition
of the workinyman.
Mr. Crothers outlined legislation which he was considering introducing. One bill was to compel harbour commissions
to afcide by the government fair wage schedule. He also suggested legislation to prevent intimidation aud molestation on
the part of union men towards free labor and to impose a
penalty on any employer who dismisses a man on account
of his joining the union ranis. He also said that a careful
study was being given to the alien labour law with a view
to improving it.
I have the honor to present myself as a candidate for
Mayor at the forthcoming election.
For seven years I devoted my time and energy serving
your interests as an Alderman, and assure you, that should
I be your choice as Mayor, I will devote my time and energy
in a conscientious manner for the advancement and welfare
of the Municipality.
Yours Sincerely,
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A bit*; of Ihls andatarrtrrof that, all day
sWijj, cl*.:.'.:; th**. appetite and weakens tha
Restore your stomach to healthy vigor
by taking a Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablet
.let each meal—andcutont the "piecing1.
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Ire the best friends for sufferers from
Indigestion and dyspepsia. 50c. a Box
et your Druggist's. Mado by the
National Drug and Chemical Co. cf
Canada, Limited.
Not Likely
Well, my little man, what can I do
for you? asked the grocer as he rubbed bis hands genially together.
Please sir, mother says these
matches sho bought this morning
ain't no good.
No good, exclaimed lhe grocer, now
looking almost ns much worried as the
boy. What's the matter with them?
This Is the first complaint I have had.
Can't help that, said the small boy.
Mother says they ain't no good.
Nonsense! replied the grocer. Then
taking a match from one of the boxes
he gave it a smart rub, which ignited
it immediately, and turned to the boy
again. Well, bo enquired, what have
you got to rray now?
The small complainant returned the
disdainful look, undaunted.
That's oil right, guv'nor, he remarked, but do you link my muvvsr's coming 'ere to strike matches on your
boots every time she wants a light?
All the Same to Him
Stranger—Hallo, Green'.
Artist—Sir, my name is Brown!
Stranger—That's   all    right!
color blind!
Stranger Than notion
try lire way, said the romancer of
Iho smoking-room the other day, I
ion't think 1 ever told you of a curious incident lhat once befell me.
I was staying in tire country and
one afternoon while out for a walk I
rested on a wayside brink. On rising
1 discovered that a. sovereign had
dropped out of my pocket. In vain I
searched everywhere; no trace o[ tbe
coin could I discover.
A year later 1 happened to be In Ihe
same district again, and during the
course of a ramble f Jiind myself on the
spot where I had lost the sovereign.
I clambered up the bank to pick
some flowers, but it gavu way under
me, antl sent me to the bottom. On
picking myself up v.'.rtrt do you think
I found?
The sovereign, wart the unanimous
Wrong! I found a guinea. You see
the sovereign had been in the bank
a year, and had accumulated Interest
st the rate of five per cent*
Of Course Not
One of the Inmates of a lunatir
asylum, an Irishman, was sent to an
adjoining ward to find out the correct time. He returned lu a moment and announced:
Twlnty minutes  t'  twllve,
Pat are you suro that clock Is
right? he was asked.
Hoight, is lt? ho replied. D'ye
think it wud be in this place If It
witz roight.
Quite Unusual
A commission ln lunacy had oaltol
a woman before them u a witness.
And now, said th* commission's
counsel to her, what ls your ground
for claiming that the accused la Insane!
The woman gulped, wiped her eye*
and answered: Will, gentlemen, ht
took me to the theatre twloe in
one v.-eek. Each time we went ln a
taxlcab; we had supper each time aft*
er the performance, and each time he
bought me chocolates and Sowers. He
didn't go out to see a man between the
acts either.
But, madam, said a commissioner,
surely these actions do not prove Insanity on the accused's part.
But you forget, sir, said the lady,
with a sad smile—you forget that tho
accused ls my husband.
si ■ "       , ■
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
A Cleveland lawyer tells how, during a trial, oue ot the jurors suddenly
rose from his seat and fled from the
court-room, lie was, however, arrested ln his flight, before be bad left
the building, and brought back.
I should llko to know whnt you
moan by such an action as this, demanded the Judge, In a lenient tone,
howover, as he knew the man, an elderly German, to be a simple, straight
forward person.
Veil, your honor, I vill explain, said
the juror. Van Mr. Jones finished
mlt his talking my mind was clear all
through, but vcu Mr. Smith begins 1:1b
'all-ring 1 becomes all confused again
already, and I says to himself, I better
leave at vonce, und stay away until
ho Is done, because your honor, to tell
tho truth, I didn't like der vay der
argument wa.s going.
A Pill That Is Prized.—There have
been many pills put upon the market and pressed upon public attention,
but none has endured 60 long or met
with so much favor as Parnrelee's
Vegetable Pills. Widespread use of
them has attested their great value,
and they need no further advertisement than this. Having firmly established themselves ln public esteem
they now rank without a peer in the
list of standard vegetable preparations.
Dared Death to Test Invention
People ln Caruberweli, London, were
horrified a tew days ago by seeing
man knocked down by a bus, and
their horror waa turned to surprise
when aor-ethlng ln front ot the bus
picked the man up, and when the vehicle had been Drought to a standstill,
gently deposited him on the roadway.
The explanation la that a new lifeguard for motor propelled vehicles was
on trial. It has been Invented and patented by W. J. Goc-lnf and D. A.
Sweeney, of New Maiden. Mr. Sweeney announced some time ago that he
bad such faith ln the invention that
when the contrivance was ready for a
publio test he would submit himself to
the experiment or! being knocked down
in the street by a motor bus to which
the life guard was affixed in order to
give the best possible public test ot
Ub ehlclency in the saving of life.
After tbo lirst test Mr. Sweeney was
ablo to go away, none the worse for
the experiment, except for a Blight abrasion on the cheek, caused by contact
with the life guard In front of the hue.
Had there been no such life guard on
tho bus, the daring inventor would
probably have been killed or seriously
injured. On four occasions altogether did Mr. Sweeney submit to being
knocked down in the same road nnd
under tho samo circumstances.
Tho now lifeguard is briefly described as a screen of steel, wire netting, seven feet wide and throe feet
six Inches deep, which ls affixed to the
front of tho motor bus by steel tubes,
All tho parts are so nicely adjusted
that when an obstruction bits the
screen It falls inwards, and thus forces
down a platform at the bottom of the
screen, which moves on rollers, so
close to the ground that It ls impossible for an obstruction, however small,
to pass un.deraer.th. In addition to
the front life guard, there aro two similar life guards in front of the back
wheels of tiro bus, with a returning
screen, which lt Is claimed, makes lt
Impossible for any obstruction to get
under the wheels of the vehicle.
Straight Shot
Lawyer -1 hardly think
can get a separation fror.i
merely lecause she throw
s flutirons
at the dog.
Client—No! Put then   t
Bhe 'brows at the dug she
Mabel I wonder why they always
have a rooster and never a ben on
church steeples?
Jack—I expect It is because It
would be difficult lo collect tbo eggs.
Many children die from the assaults
of worms, and the flrst care of mothers should bo to seo that their Infants aro free from these pests. A
vermifuge that can be depended on
Is Miller's Worm Powders. They
will not only oxpel worms from the
system, but act ns a health-giving
medicine and a remedy for many of
the ailments that beset Infants, enfeebling tbeui and endangering their
Here's a chance
for you to buy
your range (rom
the factory and
save 30%—to
buy it on easy
terms and to get
lhe very range
you would choose, even if you
hud to pay the retail price.
Our free book shows you
eisctly what the range Is like. It dl-
scribes each point clearly, ind we
guarantee our range to be just
as represented.
You might at well save the retail
profit,   Mail the coupon to-day.
Dominion Pride
J Polished
steel body—
doors and
. beautifully
,V nickelltd
tialll   %*W
MilleiWil ^^
ileal Raage Mfg. ~
Ce., ttaitts, tikiws
Fleait nail Bank.
Naasa ~-
IV       Cash or Credit
^«W   Freight
Like a Slot Gas Meter
Tommy—What Ib a retainer, pa?
A retainer, my son Is   the   money
people pay to us lawyers before wo
can do any work.
Oh, I see, It's like those slot gas-
meters. The people have to pay their
money before they get any gas.
Saved up for It
One day two women hired a cab and
paid the driver his dollar for their ride
with tho following coins: A twenty-five
cent piece, three dimes, live five-cent
pieces, a three-cent piece, two two-
cent pieces and thirteen pennies.
After looking at the miscellany for
a moment, the driver smiled broadly,
and ashed whimsically: Well, well,
now, and how long have you been
saving up fir Ihls nice llttlo treat today?
Farmer's Wife—Now, then, yon Just
clear out. When I gave you a splendid pair uf boots a month ago, yon promised me you wouldn't trouble mo
, again.
I persistent Peter—Neither would I.
i mum, only the boots 'nve wcrn out, sol
II thought I'd ask you If you'd mind
| havln' 'em Boled nnd 'eeled for me?
Now, Tommy, said .Mrs. Bull, I wan',
you to be good while I am out.
' wlll be good for a nickel, replied
Tommy, she said, I want you to remember that you cannot be a son of
mine, uulesB you are good for nothing.
Just on One Leg
It was the usual custom at Seaweed
Farm for Mrs. Giles to wind up all the
clocks each Saturday evening. But
one Saturday Mrs, Giles was on the
sick list—nothing more serious than a
slightly sprained ankle—and she
found lt Impossible for her to move
about the house. So Giles was bidden
to undertake the performance of ber
Now, Giles war. short and fat. The
kitchen mantel shelf was high. In
order therefore to reach the clock
which stood upon tt, Giles was forced
to requisition the services of a chair.
Laborously he mounted it, while
Mrs. Giles watched tbo manoeuvre lu
fear and trembling.
John, John, sho cried, do be careful.
That chair, you know, ia none too
strong. I'm sure lt won't bear your
Giles turned round and surveyed
his spouse calmly.
Ay, ay, my dear, he said, It's quite
all right; I'm only standing on one
He Was the Cabman
A local preacher once drove ln a cab
to the village church to preach. Upon reaching the church he was very
concerted to find that tho congregation only consisted of one man. Remembering however, that a well-
known minister had on one occasion
preached to one man, and converted
him, he decided to give him the benefit ot his discourse.
At the close of a long sermon he
shook hands with his congregation
and asked him If the sermon was too
Oh, it makes no difference to me,
was the reply.   I am your cabman.
He—Private Jones lust stood me a
She—And did you stand him one
He—No, of course not. A into British soldier never re-treats I
Very Unique Spot
Doubtless the most unique spot ln
Europe is the llttlo village of AHen-
borg, on whose border three countries
meet. It ls ruled b no monarch, has
no soldiers, no police, and no taxes.
Its Inhabitants speak a curious jargon
of French and German combined, and
spend their days lu cultivating the land
or workirr;; in tho valuable calamine
mine ot whlcb tho village boasts.
Why A.nericans Buy
The influx of American farmers into the Canadian west in.a solid proof
ot tlrat country's attractions, saya the
Scottish-American. The American agriculturist ls for the most part a
shrewd and practical man, who knows
good land when be sees lt, and who
understands what he can make it produce. His standard of land values ls
the market price of land in his own
State. When he sees that ho can buy
ln Canada equally good or belter land
for a quarter of its real value as Judged by bis slandnrd what wonder that
ho grasps the opportunity? He buys
his new farm in Canada with the certain knowledge that he can mako a
good living off lt, and ln the confident
expectation that it wlll gradually and
ateadily increase in market value, just
as agricultural land in his own State
has risen lu value from the low level
of $10 per acre or less to Its present
value of something like $100 per acre.
He understands In fact, the intrinsic
value of land ls at present priced far
below its real value.
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\ policeman, giving evidence at the
Southwark Coroner's Cour-t recently,
aald his name was VIWuvlus Rainbow.
The Coroner—Were vim mimed alt
er anyone':
The Constable—No,
A pen-nib Is a llttlo thing, yet there
la more Bteel used In the manufacture
of nibs than in all the sword and gun
factories In tho world. A ton ot Bteel
produces 1,500,000 pens.
Yes, said   tho   retired   insurance
agent, I onco got a man to take out
a 550,000 life policy only the day before he was killed, ana it took a lot
ot coaxing to do it.
Gosh! that was rough on the com-
The little agricultural village waslpany*    I oxpe-i you wished your per-
bllled with 'Lecture on   Keats.'   forisuaslvo powers had not been bo buc-
Hs Found Out
Two of a Kind
A private in the regulars went to
the colonel ol his regiment and asked
for a two weeks' leavo ot absence.
The colonel was a severe disciplinarian, who did not believe ln extending
too many privileges to his men and
did not hesitate to use a subterfuge
In evading the granting of one.
Well, said the colonel, what do you
want a two weeks' furlough for?
Patrick answered: Me wolfe Is very
queer aud the children are not well,
and, lt ye didn't molnd, she would
lollte to have me homo tor a tew
weeks to give her a bit of assistance.
The colonel eyed him for a tew minutes aud said:
Patrick, I might grant your request,
but I got a letter from your wife this
morning saying she didn't want you
home; that you were a nuisance whenever you went tliere. She hopes I
won't let you have any more furloughs.
That settles It! Ol suppose Ol
can't got the furlough, then? said Pat
No, I'm afraid not, Patrick.
Colonel, can I say somethlu' to yez?
Certainly, Patrick; what is it?
You won't get mad, colonel, if Ol
say It?.
Certainly not. Patrick.   What ls lt?
Oi want to eay there are two splendid liars in this room. Ol was never
married ln me lolfo.
Cause and Effect
An English gentleman from tho
Midlands, who was spending a month
nt Brighton, went to London for a
fow ^ays' visit. He had his wife
and daughter and plenty of money
with him.
The daughter, after buying whatever she wanted, doclded that she
must alBn have a bulldog. Tho entire family went to help her to select
lhe dog, hut they uouU not agree ln
their choice, so the gentleman bought
three—tho  selection of each.
Ho had the three dogs sent to
Brighton, then changed his plans after going bad: there, and took his
family honrc. A few days later he
received ttre following letter from
the stable-man at Brighton.
Dear Sir—Your three bulldog» ar*
rived all right last night on the same
train. I locked them up together
last nlg'-t in a leoso bo Yours
truly, J..T.
p.g.—We have only one loose box.
P.P.S.—You will have to buy some
more dogs.
r.n alw.va m«k. our. ot netting the highest prices for WHEAT, OATS.
BARLEY end FLAX, by .hipping their car lots to FORT WILLIAM AND
PORT ARTHUR and hiving thorn sold on commission by
Tanning Materials In United States
The figures of the United States forestry service show that thero are
some 22,000,000 worth ot vegetable
tanning material used every year ln
tha United States. The chief source
of tanning ls hemlock hark, hut the
quantity used ls steadily decreasing,
owing to the depleting of the forests.
The amount of bark utilized ln the
United States ln 190S was 930,000
tons, in 1907. 816,000 tons; ln 1908
810,000 tons; and ln 1909, 698,000 tons.
There are ln all, six sources ot tan-
sing: gall nuts, trulls ot certain plants
and leaves ot some trees and shrubs,
wood of such trees as chestnut and
quebrecho, bark ot many trees and
shrubs, roots of certain plants. The
decrease in the amount derived from
these usual sources of vegetable tanning ls being met by introducing new
materials and chemical substitutes.
There appears to be a limit, however,
to which substitutes can be successfully carried, and the question of a future supply of vegetable tanning ls
becoming a matter for serious consideration.
over a fortnight.   The evening arrlv- cessfu 1
ed at length,   bringing   the   lecturer     Well, nartti.**
ready to discourse on tiro poet. the widow.
The advertised chairman, taken 111
at tho last moment, was replaced by
n local farmer. This worthy Introduced the lecturer, and terminated his
remarks by saying:
And now, my friends, we shall soon
know what I personally   have   often j.
wondered—what are Keats? 1"
You see, T married
The Great Question
Woman, growlod   the   villian
crime is on your own head.
Is It on straight? anxiously demanded the vlltrniu-rr*,.        HHT
Ideal Silver
Cream Is a scientific preparation
specially adapted
for cleaning alt
kinds of SILVER
purely vegetabio
compound and
docs not contain
ony Injurious substances. Any article polished with
IDEAL will acquire a beautiful
lustre tlrat will not
For sale  by  all
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Knew the Sex
Doctor—Your daughter, madam,
needs rest—absolute  rest.
Patient's Mother—Uut she won't
listen  to  me,  doctor.
Doctor—Yin must appeal to her ln
the interest of ho: complexion madam.
Try Murine Eye Remedy
If you have Red, Weak, Watery Byes
or Granulated Eyelids, Doesn't Smart
—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists' Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
25c,  SOc.    Eye Books Free by Mail.
An Ir. Tank Oaad far All Bya. that Naa. Car.
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Estimating His Worth
A well-known M.P., not remarkable
for his physique, somo tlmo ago visited a factory where a great number of
men were employed.
The M.P. enquired of on-* of the
v. irknien: What .-ages do you receive
Well, replied the workman scratching his head, aud raising hlo cap with
the same hand, that depends on what
you are, guvnor; a chap llko you, for
Instance, would get about eighteen
bob a week.
Olbbs — Wonder why Ititrlilelgh
when ho puts up al a hotel always
takes a single room.
Dlbbs—His doctor* told hltn he must
avoid suites.
Mlnard's Llnlmerr*. Cures Dandruff.
Two men of Milwaukee were discussing the case ot a person of their
acquaintance whoso obituary, It appears, had been printed by mistake in
one of that city's newspapers.
Oh, hoi exclaimed one of tho Germans. So dey hat brlnted der funeral notice ot a man who ls not dead
alreadyl Veil, now, he'd be ln a nice
fix lt he was vot believes everyone of
dose booples vot believes everything
dey sees ln der bapersl
Little Freddie had Just made his
first acquaintance with animal crackers. After eating quite an assortment
of them Freddie became very thoughtful.
What makes you so penEive, dear?
asked his mother.
Oh, I wls thltikiug what a circus
was going on inside ot me.
Little Lola—Mamma this milk ls
Mamma—That's strange, lt haB
been tn the icebox all morning.
Little Lola—Perhaps the milkman
made a mistake and gave his cow
pickles for breakfaBt.
Coin Demands Ends
The demand tor Canadian gold coins
has almost reached the Vanishing
point. When the first issue was made
S considerable quantity was placed !n
circulation. It gradually fell off, bow-
ever, and at the present time there is
scarcely any ln circulation.
A Dry Joke
Jlmson—Oh, yes, I knew Old Simpson. He was a good sort. He did
a very kind action once for me when
the clouds were dark and threatening
and the world looked so black.
Plmson—What did he do?
Jlmson—He lent me an umbrella.
wtMTt ro* rusts. M.37H.
Animals are Good Patients
A piece of bone Jammed between the
molars ot a Bengal t'*ger made the
great cat furious, but when the llronk
zoological physicians touched the tormenting object with forceps she began
lo relax completely, and the bone was
i amoved with ridiculous ease. The
Bulletin of the Zoological Society records tho case of several other aniniala
that proved to be far moro "aatlsfnctory
patients than human beings. All the
great apes, for example, are perfect
patients. But the gentle deer, which
are high-strung, nervous creatures, are
the most difficult of all to handle whea
A medical student asked a famous
surgeon: What did you operate on
that man for?
Two hundred dollars, replied the
Yes, I know that, said the student.
I mean what did the man have?
Two hundred dollars, replied tht
The Best Corrective
and preventive of the numerous
ailments caused by defective
or irregular action of the organs of digestion-Ms found
in the safe, speedy, certain
and time-tested home remedy
Sold •verrwhert).   lo boxes, 25 cent*. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
wisent Tlfure at Hamilton Genten-
nltl Celebration Mored to tbe Am-
Wtioua Oity ln 1860 and Since That
Tlmo Ha Has Held Many Posts of
Honor ln the Place of Hla Adoption.
Adam Brown, " Hamilton'a Grand
li Man," ia nearly ninety, but hia
IM Is fresh and ruddy with health, hia
«p firm and el&Btic, and form erect
at full of vigor. The city of which
• haa been ao nuich a part was only
I years old when Adam Brown was
m. In Edinburgh, Scotland, in April
11626. When seven years old he came
rith his parents to Canada, and for
T years resided in Montreal. His Jlrst
Mitiou was with Gillespie, Moffat «ta*
iMapany, then the largest commercial
•nse iii Canada, dealing In all kinds
I the country's products.
In 1850 he went to Hamilton hy way
t Toronto. To reach tho latter re-
ntred six days and seven nights from
Itatrcal, first by sleigh and then by
*acli. At Toronto ho took tho
iteimt'i* Magnet, now the Montreal, tho
bit iron bout on Lake Ontario. He
Wok the boat, but it did not take him
It Hamilton. A storm drove it back,
Utrauco to the bny being found im-
■oasible.   He then went by coach.
He hnd come to tako n position with
D*. Maclnnis, afterward Senator.   Next
irltk tho lato W. V. Maolaren, whole-
tale grocer, and in two years became
> pnrtnor in tho firm, lator to become
Brown, Gillespio & Company, nnd An-
,tliy Half our & Compuny.
Ho waa a member of the Federal
Houso at Ottawa from 1886 to 1893,
when lio was appointed postmaster of
Hamilton, a position he has held continuously to the present. Mr. Brown
.represented Canada at the World's Ei-
toaition iu Jamaica, W.I., and thero
frequently met tho present King
George, whoso father, the late Kiug
.Edward, he liad helped entertain when
In Hamilton during his visit to Canada
In 1860.
In 1857-58 he took a leading part in
■•curing a by-law for waterworks for
Hamilton, and was one of the con-mis-
tioners, and later chairman of ths
board. Tho work was done by Thos.
0. Keefer, now C.M.G. The Prince ot
Wales was to visit the city and was
to open tho gate to let the waters of
Yhe lake flow through the streets,
Mr. Brown, having charge of ths
[keys to tho two finest houses in Ham-
I Uton, the owners both being in Eng-
I land at tho time, threw open "Oak
I Bank," W. P. Madaren's, and "Arkle
I dun," Richard Juson's, and the Prince
land his suite occupied them while in
|tM city.
Mr, Brown has been roost prominent-
1*t active in many ways. He was presi-
Ident of the railway that runs through
Itha counties of Wellington, Grey, aud
iBJfiiee, 'rom Guelph to South Hamilton
land from Palmers,on to Kincardine,
[When it was completed it was handed
Itver to the Great Western, and later
■ibiorbed by the Grand Trunk Railway;
Ibe was president of what was nt first
I known as the Ontario and Paciiic
J Junction, running from Gravenhurst lo
j North Bay, whero it connected with
[tho Canadian Pacific, then building.
[With the late Wm. Hendrie he stood
I watching the last spike driven that
1 nnited ne two roads. This is now also
[a part of the G. T. It. system. He wri
[ also a director of the road between Toronto and Ottawa, then called "Thi
I Toronto and Ottawa Hallway." At
lirst this was a "piecemeal" rond, be
| Ing built "in spots."
The policy of the Federal Govern
Lment was to give but 43,000 per mill
LtOward railways—the previous Mac-
Lkenzie Government having given $12,-
1000. Mr. Brown was initnimental in
Having deputations from all the towns
Fand cities, from Windsor to Ottawa, ta
I meet in tho latter to urge tho ehaugo
[from fli.Ouo back to the former $li!,OO0
Lper mile, and the change was made.
I In 1856 he was socrciovy, and later
Ipresidcut, ot the Hamilton Board of
[Trade, and in 1877 he was president of
I the Dominion Board of Trade, which
[net In Ottawa, once a year, and which
[Waa instrumental   in   bringing about
Irotcction of Canadian industries. Ho
as been and still is president of the
L&oyal Humane Association, founded on
[the principle of the British Association.
I Tor sixteen years he was president of
J tne Children's Aid Society, of which
I tuero are seventy branches in Ontario,
fall working under the statute prepared
[ and carried through the House by the
LHon. John M. Gibson. Few realize the
f enormous good that this society accom-
InliBhos. Since its organization fully
I f,000 neglectod children havo been pro*
I Tided with homes. Ho has taken a
I great interest in the St. Andrew's Bo-
i elety, of which he is now honorary
| president. He is a trustee of the Aged
j Women's Home, is president of tho So-
, aloty for tho Prevention of Cruelty to
! Animals. He is ono of the honorary
"presidents of the Hamilton Centennial
Celebration— 18J8-1913—which has just
1 been hcid b ytho Ambitions City, which
he has watched grow from 12,000 to
1 a population of 110,000.
A War, a Race Biot and a Regiment of
Soldiers Among tho Exults.
In the yoar 1794, tho beautiful, charming and famous Duchess of Cordon
founded and raised the Gordon Highlanders, one of the most famous regiments of Scotch Highlanders.
Tho most attractive terms to a new
recruit in thia gallant regiment were a
guinea in gold nnd a kiss from the for-
famed duchess. It is said that this famous regiment of soldiers was raised mora
quickly thnn any other regiment in the
British service. This eeems all very
good, yet the Gordon Highlanders paid
dearly for the kiss tney had received
from tho charming Duchess of Gordon.
They wore Boon sent to fight tho - reuch
and in their first engagement 300 of
them fell, killed and wounded. Tho survivors of tho Gordon Highlanders always
maintained that thoy never regretted Hie
prlco they paid for a single kiBs.
In the year 1703 a stolen kiss wns Uie
means of bringing about a bloody ami
expensive wave. I'eidiimtid of Bavaria
was journeying into a neighboring state.
One day during his journey ha visited
the royal household ol' a neighbor ami
while wandering wandering around in tlie
Spacious park that -surrounded tho pul-
ace he espied a beautiful maiden under
a wide-spreading treo close at hand. Ho
waa so bewitched wilh her beauty und
charming personality that he impulsively
and thoughtlessly implanted a kiss on
her fair and lovoly cheek.
She was a princess of the royal family, but tho Bavarian prince did not know
it, neither did he know Hint she was an
affianced bride and that tho bridegroom-
elect was near by and saw tho 'whole
affair. There woro hot words and blows,
A duel was fought and both principals
were almost fatally wounded. Dipl-jin.il i i
relations between the two potty kingdoms wero suspended aud n long and
bloody war ensued. Tlie stolen ki*-s was
paid for most dearly in Mood nnd treasure.
It is considerably within a decade that
a negro kissed a white waitress in a restaurant in a little town called Granger,
near Salt Lake City, Utah. The lookers-on were indignant aud \<sry toon there
was a mob and a race war ensued. Thirty-six white men wero killed ami wounded nnd over 60 negroes mot* tho same
The strangest and most peculiar climax iu this bloody affair was tho fact
that the samo negro and white waitress
that had been the cauee of the bloodshed
and riot were married and then the
negrosses of the town joined issue wilh
the whlto men and started In pursuit of
the negro and his white bride and thoy
barely escaped death at tho hands of the
angry blacli and whito mob by sudden
and swift ilight.
Swinburne's Hatred of Tobacco.
Tennyson was the smoking poet of ths
Victorian era, says the London Chronicle.
His two groat contemporaries—Browning
and Swinburne—hated tobacco, especial*
■ lySwiuburne, He expressed himself with
characteristic vehemence. Ho had wandered into the Arts Club, whore he sought
and in vain, a room that was free from
the fumes of tobacco smoke. At length
his fury overcame him. ".lames j," ha
exclaimed, "was a knave, a tyrant, a
fool, a liar, a coward, but I love him, I
worship him. because ho slit Hie throat of
that filthy blackguard, Raleigh, who invented this filthy smoking!"
Veteran Peer Dead.
The veteran Irish peer, Viscount
Oharlomout, died at Drumcairne,
County Tyrone, a few days ago. Ho
-was eighty-four yenrs old. As Citpuiiu
Caul field he served with distinction in
the Crimean War. Prom 1868 to 189(1
he was Comptroller of the Household
to successive Irish Viceroys. In J $93
he succeeded to the Irish Viscounty ol
his cousin, the Inst Earl of Charlemont,
He had no sent in Iho House of Lords.
He is succeeded in Viscounty by hia
nephew, Mr. James Edward Caulfleld.
The Countess of Kanfiirly is the late
peer's daughter.
St. James Was Hospital.
St. James' Palace was originally a
hospital dedicated to Ht. James, and
was adopted as a Roya1 residence by
Henry VIII., who built e clock-tower
and gateway from designs by Holbein.
Charles L slept at St. .lames' Palace
the night before his execution, and
walked across St. James' Park to
Whitehall next morning. The British
Court is officially known as tho Court
of St. James, though the Palae is no
longer used as a resilience of lh«
Tree Pass.
The t* ant of Huntingdon farm,
Swastou, higland, is bound fo grow
three acres of peas every year for tha
inhabitants, when they are ready foi
picking the town crlev announces tha
fact, and t^iose who choose can pick
what peas they like. Tho custom dates
back 300 years, when a poor woman
was imprisoned for stealing pens.
Ground Flat.
A young mon from u country village.
wheu sightseeing In Edinburgh was
greatly astonished on seeing " Ur.
Smith, Bailor (ground tiat)," inscribed
on a door and after a careful study of
tho plate exclaimed:
"Groat Scott, sic n death! Shalrly
he's boon run ower wi' a steam roller'"
— London Graphic.
House Owners.
At the London County Council recently it was slated that 38,000 persons own
I more than flvo acres of land, publio
\ authorities and railway companies own
; twenty-two square miles, and the Duke
pf Westminster owns three-quarters of
a square mile,
Table Mountain Rattway.
The Swiss engineer who has recently submitted plans for the construction
Of a railway up Cape Town's famous
mountain, estimates thnt tbe funicular
railway which he recommends will take
two and a half years to construct.
Minister at 99.
I Probably the oldest minister of til
Gospel in the British Isles is the Rev-
Evan Edwards, of Torquay, who is still
halo and hearty, although in his ninety-
ninth year.    He was actively engaged
[in the pastorate until a few yearB uzo.
Und S.tjll.aHond_s services.
King's Younger 8<^s Wiil Ha** No
Favors Shown TB*n-.
Prince George and Prince Henrj tie
younger sons of King George V, of England, have recoblly beer sliglillj »ick ami
were sent to Newquay to recuperate as
well as to enjoy brief vacations. Tho Interesting young members of the royal
family enjoyed the outing to thu fullest
extent. The cliffs nt Newquay overlook
Platral bay, and the scenery around tin1*
place is tho most beautiful and most
interesting in all England.
Henry, the third boji of the King, who
is now thirteen years old, will enter Kton
college for the flrst time this fall. Ha
has been at a private tt-'.ionl heretofore
and has been treated by nil as a mora-
her of the royal family. But on entering
collego it will bo different He will attend Hie classroom duties just as any
other boy. and efforts will be made to
make him forgot for *.he time thnt he is
lhe son of ihe King. His fellow-student I
will treat him just as if he was an .English boy. lio will be compelled to arise
every morning st 8.45 o'clock and must
attend early classroom exercises at 7.30
o'clock every day. On f'tll tehool days
the young prince will spend sis hours
daily in the classroom, while on half holidays he will be In tho schoolroom for
four hours.
As a member of the lower class ho will
bo looked on os a "fag." A fag, a
freshman, is compelled to run errands for
the upper classmen. He will also bo mado
to keep Hie rooms of the upper classmen
iu a nea! condition, light their flres, even
oa cold winter mornings, and imiht cook
their egg-*, prepare their tea and run out
to the coruor shops to buy fruits and
pastries. It has long been n custom in
English schools to look upon tlio members of the upper class as dlgniflod persons anil on llio members of the lower
class as a tit subject for hazing in the
mildor forms.
When it was first announced that
Prince Henry would entor Eton college
this year it was feared that he would not
bo received with much enthusiasm by the
other students. When he attended the
private school he gained Iho reputation
of being a mother's darling and wns
nover allowed to join in the athletic
games or to mix with tha other boys at
the school, ln this respect lio was much
different from his older brother, the
Prince of Wales, who while a student
took part in many forms of sport and
was a member of soveral clubs at Oxford.
Henry is the thst wn of tho present
King of England to attend tehool at
Eton collego, his brothers having been
sent to otlior colleges. The boys have
decided that they did not liko liia surname, Guelph, nnd therefore announced
oven before the collego opened after tho
vacation lhat they would cull him
Henry, a much moro appropriate name
for a real collego boy.
But Prince Henry is not always a
good boy by any means. In this respect
ho shows that thero is the tame touch of
naughtiness that exists in every boy. Just
prior to the coronal ion exercises the
young prince behaved very badly.
These two young princes are most interesting persons, as is their brother, the
crown prince.
Bamboo Sap ln India.
In India tho sap of the female Jjara*
boo is used for medicinal purposes.
"Tabasheer," or "baiiBlochnn," is sold
in all Indian bazaars, as it has been
known from the earliest times as a
medicinal agent. It is also known in
Borneo Bud was. sn articlo of commerce wilh early Arab traders of lhe
east. Its properties aro suid to bo
strengthening, tonic and cooling. It
has been analyzed and has been shown
to consist almost entirely of silica,
with traces of lime and potash. From
its remarkable occurrence in the hollows of bamboos the eastern mind has
long associated it with miraculous
p wers.—London Standard.
Helping the Post Office
In a history of the great advance in
postal methods accomplished by Sir
Rowland Hill is given this anecdote:
To the post office of at that time tiny
Ambleside came one day n well to do
man to buy a stamp to put on tho letter he was about to post. "Is thia new
reform going to lastl" he asked the
postmaster. "Certainly,'' was the ro-
ply, "It is quite established." "Oh,
well, then," said tho man, resolved to
give the thing generous bupport, "gi\ *
me three stamps!"
Oil Prospects ln Africa.
Mr, Cunningham Craig, the oil expert, who has been engaged by Government to investigate the oil resources
of the I'nion, has been interviewed by
a Bloemfonteln paper and is reported
to have said that there arc possibilities
but they are not very hopeful. He,
however, hesitated to give a decided
opinion before he had seen a great deal
more of the country,
Australian Oil.
As far back as 1851. st the Great
Exhibition in London, il manufactured
in South Australia gained "honorable
mention on account of its clearness,
color and fluvor." The industry is
growing rapidly in South Australia,
where the soil and climate aro admirably adopted to ihe growth of olive
New British Cltlsens.
Only 1,834 aliens became naturalized
Britains during 1912, according to the
recent report issued* by tho British homo
office. Hussia suppplied no fewer than
493, Germany 399 and France 23, Of
New Britain's, 1,228 have taken up their
residences iu England and Wales, 523 of
tbem living in London.
Ostrich Farming.
I Tbe ostrich Industry has taken firm
root in the Umvoti County of Natal,
ono firm alone having 3,500 birds. Some
very handsome feathers, the product of
tho district, were exhibited at the recent Agricultural Shows in Marltzburg
and Durban.
[The follow!ag poem taken f*rt»in to-
innto Batniday Night, is said to be the
lait written by ibe late E. Pauline
Johnson-, the Indian toetess. who died
iu Vancouver & little o*.er a year ago.]
There nr« fires on LnV.i Island, and t. a
sky is opalescent
With the pear] and purple tinting from
tho smouldering of peat.
And the Dream Hills lift iheir summits
In a sweeping, hazy crescent,
With the Oapilano canyon at their feet.
Ther* are fires on Lulu island, and the
■moke, nnliflin*? lingers
In a faded scarf of fragrance aa It
creeps across tbe day,
And the Inlet and tho Narrows blur
bsneath its silent fingers,
And the canyon is enfolded in its grey.
But the sun its faee is veiling lik ■  a
cloistered nun at vespers;
As towards  the altar candles of the
night a censer swings,
And the echo of tradition 'wakes from
slumbering nnd whispers,
Where   the   Capilano   River §cba snd
It wm Tends, lovely Yaada, who flrst
taught, the stream ils sighing,
For 'twas silent till her coming, and
'twas voiceless as tho shore,
Bat throughout the great forever it will
sing the song undying
That the lips of lovers sing for evermore.
He wss chief of all the Squamlsh, and
he ruled the coastal w. ters—
Aad he warred upon ber people in the
distant Charlottle Isles,
She, a winsome basket weaver, daintiest o? Haida daughters,
Made him captive to her singing and
her smiles.
Till his hands forgot to havoc, and his
weapons lost their lusting,
Till his stormy eyes allured her from
the land of Totem Poles,
Till she followed whero he called her,
followed with a woman's trust-
- ing,
To tho canyon where the Capilano rolls.
And the women of the Haidas plied in
vain their magio power,
Wailed for many moons her absence,
wailed   for   many   moons   their
"Bring her back, Ol Squamish foeman,
bring to us our Yaada ilower,"
But  the  silenco only  answered their
But the men were swift to battle, swift
to cross the coastal water,
Swift to war and swift of weapon, swift
to paddle trackless miles,
Crept with  stealth along the canyon,
stole   her   from   ber   love   and
brought her
Onee aagin unto the distant Charlottle
But she faded, ever faded, and her eyes
wero ever turning
Southward toward tho Capilano, while
her voice had hushed its song,
And her riven heart repeated words
that on her lips were burning,
"Not to friend—but unto foeman I belong.
"Give me   back   my   Squamish lover,
though you hate, I still mast love
Give mo back the rugged canyon where
:ny heart must ever be—
Where his lodge awaits rn   coming, and
the Dream Hills lift above htm
And the Capilano learned its song from
But   through   long-forgotten   seasons,
moons too many 'o be numbered—
He yet waited by the ennyon-^be yet
called across the years,
And  the soul   within   tho river that
through centuries had slumbered
'Woke to sob a song of woman's love
and tears.
For her little, lonely spirit, sought the
Capilano canyon,
\Vhen she died among the Haidas In the
land of Totem Poles,
And you yet may hear her singing to
ber lover-like companion,
If you listen to tbe river as it rolls.
But 'tis only when the pearl and purple
smoke is idly swinging
From the tires on Lulu Island to the
'   hazy Mountain crest,
That tho undertone of sobbing echoes
through the river's singing
la the Capilano canyon of the West.
It !s the Beautiful Heme cf "the Luckiest Child lu England."
The luckiest child in England bears
the sonorous names of Bernard Marma-
duke Pitaalan Howard. This email 6-
vear-old boy already has the titles of
Earl of Arundel and Surrey. He is heir
to the dukedom of Norfolk, and as Earl
of Norfolk will hold the premier earldom
of England. His father, the Duke of
N'orfolk, is hereditary earl marshal and
chief butler of Engand, premier duke
and premier earl. In addition to his
inheritance of noble titles tho lad will
come into one of the richest estates in
Kngland. The Duke of Norfolk is the
owner of 68,900 acres of land in England, and is one of London's greatest
landlords. Among his magnificent estates are Arundel castle, Sussex; Der-
went Hall, Derbyshire, near Sheffield,
and Boach Hill, Sheffield.
The little Enrl of Arundel was the
first of his line to be born at beautiful
Arundel castle. The estato has the odd
distinction of ennobling any person who
may hold it. If it wero sold, for in-
■stance, It would make whoever held it a
nobleman. Even nn aspiring American
could entor tho British peerage in this
fashion. The littlo Earl of Arundel is
tbe child of the second wife of the Duki
of Norfolk, who was tbo Hon. Gwendolen
Mary Constable Maxwell, the daughter
of Baron Herrles, heir to her father's
None of the family histories of tbs
British peerage surpasses that of the
Dukes of Norfolk iu romantic interest.
The first title in the family was the
feudal title of the Earl of Arundel,
granted about 11BG and confirmed in
1433. The seventh and eighth earls were
attainted and beheaded, and John Mai-
travers, tbe first baron of that title, was
proclaimed a tratitor, but later waa restored to favor. The 13th earl was attainted, but the title was restored to the*
14th, who later was created Earl of Norfolk.
The dukedom had its beginning In tbe
house of Mowbray, the sixth baron of
that title being made Duke of Norfolk
ln 1307. Tho fifth duke, dying without
male Issue, the title became extinct, but
was later revived for Sir John Howard,
who had married a daughter of the fifth
duke and who also became earl marshal
of England. Tbe family suffered heavily under Henry VII. and" Henry VIII.,
several members of it being executed.
The titles, too, were forfeited. Tho feudal earldom of Arundel was not affected,
however, and ln 1660 Thomas Howard
was restored to the dukedom, with the
original precedenco of the first duke,
The present earl is the 16th of his
line. He Is the foremost Roman Catholic peer in England. He held office as
postmaster-general in tbe cabinet of Lord
Salisbury. Wben the Boer war broke
out he volunteered for the front but did
not satisfy medical requirements and was
rejected. Not content, however, he
equipped a body of men at his own expense and, as their major, led them in
the field until be received a dangerous
wound and was Invalided home. The
Duchess of Norfolk is a direct descend-
and of the famous Countess of Niths-
dale. who saved her husband from the
block by changing clothes with him in
his dungeon in tbe Tower of London and
remaining behind while bo affected his
escape to France. The earl was an active participant in the abortive uprising
of the Old Pretender against the Hanoverian dynasty in 1715 and was sentenced
to death. The countess was afterward
pardoned for her act of daring devotion.
Tradition declares that Arundel castle
was erected by the giant Bevis and it receive* flrst mention In the will of King
Alfred. It has sustained many sieges,
especially ln tbe civil war of the 17th
century and has sheltered and welcomed
many Sings and Queens of England.
Patriotic Young Germans In Military Pose and Attire.
Many Things of Interest ta Boy. ana
Girl.—A Mystifying Trick With Figures—Bits of Useful Information,
Riadles to Puzzle and Amuse.
In Germany, bs In most European un-
tions, militarism Is very much more In
evidence than In our own land of the
free. In all tiro ** ci"™ tbero nre
constantly to ho seen soldiers In the
uniforms of their respective arms ol
tho service,   ruradea aro a matter ot
Looking Ahead.
"I suppose yon take a deep personal interest in the education ol your
"Oh, yea. I am doing my best to
have her fitted to be tire wife ot a
man witli a title. You see, my husband bas patented an invention that
is alnio-'*. sure to make us immensely
A Hugs Seal.
What is reported to be the largest
seal ever caught on tbe Cape Breton
cosat has just been tnkea at Habou
Mines by a father and son. Tt weighed
800 lbs. The skin measured 7 feet. 10
inches in length by 4 feet 4 ioches I*
Veternus All.
The " A " Company Connaught's Owa
Rifles, of Vancouver, claims tbe proud
distinction of being tbe only company
ia the British Kmpiro conrprued entirely of men wearing medals beetowed for
active pcrvico.
Aladdin's Iifmp.
"Aladdin's lamp, in good working
order, prico £500,000,'' is the inscription oa a card attached to a curious-
looking lamp expired for sale in tho
shop window of a Kingston (,Eng.)
trrtrouo dettldi*.
Dtill the Veterans Apply.
Tbere is no let-up 11 tlio applications
for Fenian ltaid veteran bounty grants
»t Ottawa. Up-to-date 10,800 bave been
paid the grant uf O00 and fifteen thou-
land are under consideration.
V/ell  Used to It.
Doctor- What you nrcd i= a change
of scene. Palierrt—Clct away! I'm a
scene drifter!
Oaudlni Quean'! Jewels*.
Great precautions are taken in
guarding the Jewels belonging to the
lady members ef the Boyal family,
Whea Queen Mary ls staying at Buckingham Palace her ornaments are kept
la specially-built strong rooms, and only
two of the officials ef the household can
gain acoreis to these. When travelling,
the Queen's jewelery is always fa
charge of a ladyln-naitiag. The Hon.
Charlotte Knollys ia responsible for the
care of the jewels of Queen Alexandra,
and the safes in which they are kept,
both at Malborough Bouse and at Sand-
rlngham, are so constructed that any attempt at burglary would set electric
bells ringing all over tbe house.
King's Famous Vine.
The famous vine near Cumberland
Lodge. Windsor Great Park, the exact
age of which is not known, though its
history has been traced back 140 years,
now bears between 800 and 1,000
bunches of grspes. Many of the
bunches weigh over 4 pounds. The vine,
which is of the Black Hamburg variety, ls still growing, and the vinery
will soon have to be enlarged, although
it haa already a roof area of 2,400
feet.. The Kiug is said to prefer these
grapes to any others.
Natal Sugar Industry.
In connection with tbe recent Agricultural IShuiv at Durban, tbe Natal
plantera organized an exhibit illustrative of the sugar industry, which In
point of interest was ono of the chief
features of the show. As indicating
ths importonce of this industry, it may
be stated that the number of'employes
engaged in the production of sugar is
21,900 persons, and that the value of
ths yield was £1,450,000.    '
Hare's Attack on * Cat.
! A remarkable light botween a cat
nod a hare is described by a I'olking-
ham  (^Lincolnshire)  resident.    Hearing
. the cry of an animal, be writes, he saw
a cat attacking a young hare. The
mother bare came to the rcsne of its
young, and, jumping on the cat, fiercely fought it for seme minutes. Ths
light ended by the cat lakin*,- flight
and being chased by the have.
9 by American Pres. Association.
bot Biix-raa ths uiser.
everyday occurrence, nnd It Is tbero
fore not surprising thnt the German little folks, etjccinlly tb, boys, suouia
become lnbued wltb tho military spirit
When tho kaiser turns out nt n review
of troops '.hero ls nlwnys n largo crowd
to cheer hlra and bia gnndily nttlrwl
soldiers. At tbe recent Potsdn a review tbe camera mnn snapped a couple
of boys perched on a window ledge Just
as tbey were saluting the knlser ln true
military fashion. One Is In tbe mil-
torn of a naval officer nnd the other
ln tho gorgeous uniform of the royal
A Trick With Figures.
Desire a person to think of a number.
Tell him to triple It and take tbo exact
half of that
Triple tbat hnlf If tbe number ls
even, lt odd multiply tbo larger halt
by three. Then ask him how mnny
ttmcB tbat answer cortalns nliy. fur
the atiswcr will contnln tbo double ut
that number of nines und ono more If
It bo odd.
Thus, If tho number thought of la
five Its triple wlll bo fifteen, which cannot be dovlded by two without a remainder. Tho greater half of Qftccn
ls eight If we multiply this by three
we hnve twenty-four, which contains
nine twice. So we elm,I havo 2 plus
2 plus 1 equals C, the number first
thought of.
Gam. of Mosaic.
A willing game for auy number.
Each writes n word on n slip of paper,
and after tho slips are mixed one <>f
tbo players draws and rends them
nloud in the order In which ho draws
thorn, and each player must write tbem
down In tho snmo order. Then each
one must write n little story or pnrn-
graph, using tho words In tho snine
order. The ga-uo may be made mure
difficult ' v requiring the story to be
of a spec ed length or written within
a certain time, or It may bo mado easier
by nllowlng tbo players to use tha
words In any order tbey pleose.
More to Come.
"Tire fooli arc not all dead." "That
isn't the worst of tt. They aren't all
born yet."
Women and Hewers.
A beautiful woman without bn,!ru is
like a. flower without perfume.
j High Frice3 for Ostrich Panns.
A striking illustration of the promts
in o5tri*'h fanning is found in tbo report
i*r a local newspaper that a man in the
i.-...ihooTO feather district in South Africa has leased ..'. *r noes of land lor a
period of ten years for $7,100 per year.
In the lama district 8u acres ef inird
a'lu tor tilfl.OOO.
A Water Experiment.
Procure two pieces of glars'i about sit
| Inches square, Join sny two of their
j sides and separate the opposite sides
with n piece of wax so tbnt their stir-
! faces may he nt a slight cngle.   Im-
morse tbis apparatus about on inch la
a basin of wnter, nnd lhe water wlll
riao betwecu the plates and form a
beautlfill geometrical figure called a
A Prov.rb.
i "Tins!, malres wast.." th. ..fee say.
* lt'a a proverb old. ret tru. .acti C*f.
1 If our tvoi'U Is done Willi hast.
1 Bomellrtng Will surely so to wast.,
i Careful movements ar. what tc!L
A tinrrled tails la ne'er don. wall.
t.efi rear! M*e proverb Knottier wayr
j "Make liarrte'   Unri'l wnslel" It secme as
i Make Its',, to do whate'tr Is riiht.
l">i*.'l wear,, lire I rstluus m.unsnts Irrtahs.
Peed ei!i;rr wav, the svoi.ls nr. tin.
Thsy'ra wotrh atrial, I tiilr.H.   Don't you"!
-Touth's '.'on-r.T,ta«s / IM. ISmpUJEK, •UUMbElvljAl'llJ
Our Stock is very large and it will
be easy for you to make a selection.
For friends abroad now is the time
to make your choice. We have a
beautiful assortment of FANCY
LINENS and some rare values.
Chiffon Table Centres
Silk Embroidered, Very Pretty Designs.
50c. each, Larger ones at 75c.
Real Irish Linen Table
rVsv.lers.o.0 Embroidered Silk, in very
WenircS     Dainty Designs.   §1 25 each
Ladies Handkerchiefs and
/"■*•   11 In   all  the Latest Styles and
V'OliarS        Shades, and the Prices are
Cushion Tops and Fancy
In all the wanted colourings
Dressing Gowns, etc
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
Consisting of Ready-to-Wear
Clothing, Dress Goods, Ladies'
Silk Waists, Hosiery, Boots and
Shoes,Smallware, Hard ware,etc.
C. Sing Chong
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan
Before the Board of Investigation.
In the Matter of Bush Creek,
Black Creek, Buttle Lake, Boot
Lake, Campbell River and Lakes,
Comox Lake, English Creek*)
French Creek, Gosling Lake,
Home Lake, Indian Lake, Marble
Creek, Milstone River, Nile
Creek, Nanaimo Lake and River,
Poutledge River, Quinson River
and Lake, Oyster River, Wolf
River, and all other streams in
the Nanaimo Water District as
defined on page 6476 of the
British Columbia Gazette of the
31st Julv 1913.
TAKE NOTICE that each and
every person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on
the 12th day of March 1909, had
water rights on any above mentioned streams, and has not
already filed a statement of claim,
is directed to forward on or before 31st day of December 1913,
to the Controller of Water Rights
at the Parliament Buildings at
Victoria a statement of claim
in writing as required by section
28 of the "Water Act" as amended,* Printed forms for such
statement (From No 50 for irrigation or Form No 51 for other
purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in
the Province,
The board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will
receive objections thereto if
filed, and will give due notice of
the time and place set for the
hearing of. the claims and objections.
Dated at Victoria B.C.. the 17
day of November 1913.
For the Board  of Investigation,
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than the 9th day of December,
1913, for the purchase of Licence
X 80, to cut 15,400,000 feet B.M.
and 3,315 cords of shingle bolts
from Lot 44, Cardero Channel,
Range 1, Coast District. Three
years will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
For up-to-date millinery see
Dency Smith, Courtenay.
Dr. D. E. Kerr, dentist, will
be in Cumberland Nov. 19th and
following days.
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Doininiui*
in Manitoba, Saakatobevvan and Alberta,
thu Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terii
toriea and ill a portion of tho Province nl
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual rental t.l
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,000 acrts
will be leased to ono applicant.
Application for a lease must be made In
ihe applicant in person to the Agent or sul.
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory lhe land must be
described by sections.or legal subdivision.**
of sections, and in unsuiveyed 'erritory
the tracr. applied for shall he staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Eu*h application must be accompanied
by a fee of *}("> which will be refunded if the
riuhts applied for rm* not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall bo paid un the
merchantable output of the mine at tin-
rate of live cent, per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish tbe Agent* with sworn returnsac*
counting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and piy tbe royalty
thereon. If the c*al miuiag rights are
not being operated, sue1, returns shall he
fnroished at least, once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim
rightsonly, but thei* asee may be permit*
ted to purchase whatever available But
face rights may be considered necessary
for the wnrkinsuf the mine at the rate of
810 OOanacre.
Fur full information application should
be made to the Secrotary of the Depot-
ineut of the Interior, Ottawa,   or to   any
A*<ent or Hub Am nt ofDomlnion Lands
W.  W. CORY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N B- Unautnurtaed publication of this
advertisement will not be paii* for.
CEALED TENDERS addressed to the
k^ undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for Drill Hall, Victoria, B.C.," will be re
ceived until 4 p.m. on Thursday, December
11,1913, for the construction of a Drill Hall
at Victoria, B.C.
Plans, specifications and form of con
tract can be seen and forms of tender
obtained on application to the office of
Wm. Henderson, resident architect, Victoria, B.C.; on application to the Postmaster at Vancouver, B. C, and^at this
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on the printed forms supplied, and
signed with their actual signatures, stat
ing their occupations and places of resid
ence. In the case of firms, the actual
signature, the nature of the occupation
and the place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accpted cheque on a chartered bank,
payable to the order of the Honourable
of the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten per cent. (10 p.c.) of the amount of
the tender, which will be forfeited if the
person tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so, or fail
to complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque
will be retnrned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, November 11, 1913.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without
authority from the Department—49438
Get Big Value For Your
Seabrook Young
Dry Goods, Ladies' and Children's
623 Johnson Street,
Victoria, B. C.
Misses' Suits ?'8.00, to clear. Ladies' Suits 610.00 to $15.00
Children's Coats $3.50 to $9.00.
Dresses and Delaine Blouses Marked to Clear.
Children's Dresses, Sweaters, Wide Hair Ribbon 15c. per yard.
Newest Millinery. Overall Aprons 90c. Boys'Sweaters 50c.and $1.00.
Children's Fleeced Slippers 75c.   Dent's Heavy Gloves *1.00.
Ladies' Flannelette Night Dresses $1.00 and $1.25.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
1-4 to 1-2 Acre Lots 60 by 80, by 120 feet deep. $150 to $225, on Easy Terms.
You'll be on Easy Street in buying these.   It's the White Man's Abode.
The wise real estate speculator looks to the
Centres where transportation facilities abound.
We are now offering 5 to 20 acres blocks adjoining the Townsite [Lot 331. It is logged off, soil a rich, red loam two to three
feet deep, adjoining iheUnion Bay Townsite. Price $100 an acre. Easy terms
British Columbia Investments Ltd. c««-"tenay
" The Magnet Cash Store *
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
We have just received mint her car loud of the celebrated
Gerhard Heintzmfln Pianos. We enn sell you n Piano
en easy monthly payments. We have several e.rtni
good second hand pianos, that were taken in exchange
for new ones, at prices ranging from $100 and upwards
G,A.Fletcher MusicCo
NANAIMO,       ■ B. C.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on the 26th day of
December, 1913. for the purchase
of Timber Licence X102, adjoining Timher Licence 33637, in
the vicinity of Goliath Bay, Jervis
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of Chief Forester,
Victoria, B.C.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on the 28th day of
November, 1913, for the purchase
of Timber Licence X 15, covering
the area lying immediately west
of Timber Licence 6268, Cortes
Two years wlll be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester-, Victoria. B,C.


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