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Array Ladies'Pancy Waists
for the  Christmas
Trade,  Now in at
A very handsome range
of Cream Net Waists, lined with silk and piped
with blue and green. A
splendid gift at $2 50 to *5
Blaok Taffeta si'k piped with
green and white S3.00
Nn. »p
Subscription price $1,60 per yaot
Miss Louie Carwithen and
Capt. G.   Robert Bates,
J. P., are Wed.
A wddding which created great in
torest in the neighborhood was celebrated on Thursday afternoon, tl
Hth inst., in Sandwiok church, when
Miss Louie Carwithen,second dauglilcl
of the lute Mr. Reginald Gerry Car
withen nml uf Mrs. Carwithen, ot
Sandwick B, (', was mar
t-ied to Cnptain ,G. Ruberl
Bates, J. P., of Courtenay. The Hev.
J, X. Willemar officiated.
Both the bride and bridegroom lieing wt-llkiiown and popular in the district, the church was Illicit lo overflowing with well wishers nml friends-
Thebride, who was giveu nway by her
brother, Mr. Gerry Carwithin, wore a
lovely gown of soft wliite satin, cm
broidercd with ponrls, a bcniiiiful bri-
did veil anil orange blossoms and carried a shower boquot of whito roses
and carnations. She was attended liv
two bridesmaids, MisMftdge Carwithen', the bride's sister, nnd Mis- Itubina
Dingwall, who were exceedingly pretty iii embroidered net dresses over
blue silk, with black huts nml carried
sliowcr tiotpiets, mnl woro poarl pendants mul cliuins tin- gilts nt' tin.
bridegroom. Mr, O.J, Hardy anted ns
best man, The wedding march vvas
played during tin- signing of tho register nnd the happy couple, on leaving
the church, were greeted with .showers of rice and expressions of Ii.'arty
good wishes and congratulations, They
left luter hy the evening boat for Van
couver and the south.
Hindus Not Satisfied with Ruling of Immigration officers, wi 11 Protest.
Say Their People are  Farmers, Only,  and will  Not
Affect Canadian  Labor Market.
Give Bond no  Hindu
Will  Become a
State Charge.
Toronto, Dec. 18.—The Siidis
wlio petitioned the Dominion
Government to lie allowed the
same privileges under the Canadian   immigration   laws as
throughout the Empire.
"We arc British subjects," said Dr,
Stimhi Singh, '' nnd wc seel; only from
ilu* Canadian Government tlio same
treatment which is iiccorded to Douk-
hobors nud other foreign immigrants,
"We would not all'eot the Canadian
Labor market," said he, "Our people are farmers and would not coin
pete with lho Canadian laborer, We
wuuhl till the soil tind aid in developing the count ry.    in India Canadians
.ther British subjects, tire Ull- sl""° '" lll6Slol7 of British subjects.
I      .     1.1      v      , • c   i     -ii    W'o havo Canadian ministers und tnis-
clerstoocl to_be dissatisfied wil fi |
. . ; sionarics, Oilliiiliun civil scevants aiul
the   answer  given   them    bvi,   ,        .,- , .
° •'   traders.    \Ve are prepared to co-oper.
the raiuisterof the interior. It Le witll lhl, Cumulian Government as
is said thoy will appeal directly to undesii-ablea and will givo hund to
to His Malesty,   King;   George,  ^^ immigration authorities  that   no
|asking royal   intervention   on jiiiluKl bl,"!1 lje00lll°" puhlic oharge."
. i   •   i   .    i-        ,     -m   i Dr. Sunda Sing expressed tho hopo
Ihi'ir behalf, and will also corn-?
thut. His Majesty wuuhl   Intervene on
hehalf uf his people.     "It  wuuld   du
much to quiet  iho  unrest i:i  lnil.11,"
hu suit.
Beautiful Neckwear-The seas
ons very Newest Styles at Camp-
Messrs Chaa. White nud Alex \Vnlker
ruturued frum Vancouver uu Sunday
list, wheru thoy lmvo ho on attending
tho Ontnri l-ml^u uf It, 0. Kugiimem
which met in New VVtaiuiinster last
A spurring contest wdl be Mil in the
Cumberland Hull this evening betwoen
John Rictmnlsun uf Knglnud, and Tilde.
Titpella, of Union. The content will take
placo at 10 a. 111. Kimlsido seats $1.00
Uetieral admissiun 50c.
Cumberland now presents a very attractive appearance, in her huliday druus
The stores and business houses are hand
sotnely bedecked with Christinas decora*
tiuns. Cumburlaiid may well he proud
of her stores and hiisiuess IiuiIjum. Tliey
are large aud crowded wtth splendid
goods of every hiie. Fow cities uf iltm
ble tho population can equal. The bush
ness men aru wide awake aud up-to-daLu.
The Vancouver Thistles woro beaten
in the football game Snnd ay hy the
Cumberland team 3 tu 0.
A colored women complained to the
police that she luul heen sand bugged
and robbed of ."?109 on her wny home
to the*camp Tuesday ove. Tho police,
wliile investigating, are skeptical,
DIED—At 0.20 a. m.  at tho hospital
in Cumberland, Mrs. Sarah A. Wilms*
hurst, Htfed 37, beloved wife of Mr. J.
Wilmshurst. Deceased lady was alllicb-
od with a stroke of paralysis moro than a
month ago and despite all that could he
done, passed away. Hit mother and
husband wore at her bedside. Decoded has been a resident of British Cob
i.nihia for nearly tliu whole of bet
youtifl life nnd whs noil nnd favorably
known* Sho hrs reside:! in this dlstrlot
f r mure thau a year. She leaves a Kir-
t winy husband, four c iidion tnd a moth
and father to mourn her'' luss.
r oeliair, and will also c<
municate with the British government.
Dr. Siuida Singh has just returned from Ottawa and is putting himself in cable communication with a view to having
his people wait upon His Majesty while tbe latter igi in India
The delegations claim to Imve
the promise of Qufcert Viotooriu
and Kiug Edwardj - Vll that
all rights would lye accorded
the Hindu as British  subjects
I huy.aud sell Olovoland, Massoy*Hai
iis, Perfect aud Orescent Bioyolea, also
mn h, i-ifloa and ntnv.-a. ' Tummy'* I3icy*
i-. Shop, 3rd Stroot, b.«x 300, Oi mbm
aid, B. C.
FOR SALE 10 sucking [>lgi., $4.00
c ..h. Apply U tberf Sullau, Hornby
Men's   fancy    suspended,   armband*,
i>aritOH, neckwear and handkerchiefs for
Christmas presents at Oampbell lima,
v  FOK SALE—ShiRei Noedlea ami Oil
at  lilt-   I SLAND Kit  Office.
For every purchase uf J?l U0 an< over
spent in iny store from now lill OhriSt
ima eve, you will receive a ticket hoo un
ilie following three Vhluablo urUolea:--
Firat prize Cut Glass Decanter set S&s.
acuo; d prize to be sohcied, tn vulue of $-1".
third piizn One golden oak S d>»y gun«
Strike dock valu> git 00. Come and make
your purchase early ami secute liokota for
tht-.au beautiful prizes. T. D. McLean
Also ticktitn will ho un a«lu at aame
time for another of those beautiful sofa
cuahiulis25o per ilokot.
By* Oh, you Moat Piel   At tho Cumberland Cufe.    The hest in town. The
placo where Home mado bread is sold
Ladies' kimouoa, Bilk Bhawls, motor
veils, and bonds, iKi.hrollas, manicure
seta, handkerchiefs from !<>■ to OOo at.
Oampbell Bros,
Th Royal Bank of Canada of thia oily
haa added another addition tu its staff in
the peraon of Mr Win. P Thomson
who has just receuUy arrived from Scotland.
A new line of Stetson and hard
stiff hats to hand at Campbell
ThoB C. Garage and Machine Shop
fur auto and ^ ih micpiio suppliej and Te*
FOR AM' One heavy logging
horso and hnrncss.Will lolte payment in
any thing that grows upou the ranch
Apply W. Donne Comox, 13 ('.
A goud display of Dress Goods, Funcj
Voiles and SilJtCrepe do Ohene, for ove
uing wear. Scutch Tarltans and Cash.
meres in all shades for children's drrsaoa
Ladies'cloth in all ilie new outers at
Campbell Bros.
One Hundred and Twenty Friends and Acquaintances Crowd the Large Hall
To Witness the Marriage  of   Miss  Elizabeth
Corrigall to Mr. James Piercy.
.Specinl |(l Tlm Islander,
Denman Island, Dec, 19.—
Tliu roarrkge of James \V,
Pieroy, sun of Mrs. T. II. Pieroy, aud Elizahetli Allpina Corrigall, fourth daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. James Corrigal I, took
placH nt the Denman island
hall on Wednesday, Dfjoerahei
13th, at 7:30 p. tn.
The ceremony wns performed by theEev, 0 E. Kid id, 11
A., Pastor of Union Buy. and
Denman Islnnd Presby teriaii
churcli, in tlio presence i of n
largo number of friends ■ md nc-
(jiiiiiiiUtnuos.    Mr. Duv; (J Cor
rigall, brother of the bride,
supported the groom, and the
bride was attended by Miss
Rosa Piercy, sister cf the
groom •
Alioi.'t one hundred and
twenty guests were present,
crowding-the hall to its utmost
The hi 'ide, wlm wns given
nwny by her father, wns charm
ing in a beauti'itl gown ol
white satin Willi1 over net, and
wearing; Cr ysaothemums in hor
Tho bridesmaid-w&e a very
Hankercl jotIg-A good variety, |
plain and i nWalj also a large line
ofsonki.in all shades at Campbell
pretty and becoming dress  of
palo blue silk.
After the ceremony nnd the
execution pf the "Grand
Mniehe,' ns ninnv of the
guests as could be accomodated filed into the dining room
where a sumptuous wedding
supper awaited them. The
tables, loaded w'th almost ev
ery conceivable delicacy, presented a beautiful appearance,
nnd their tasteful arrangement
nnd decoration reflected grent
credit on Ihose who hnd charge
of this important part of the
After supper dancing was indulged in and   continued   liil
early   morning,     The happy
Glovea-A'large assortment ofall
kinds wool gloves, kid gloves, fm
gloves, also a wide range of work-
mens gloves at Campbell Bi os.
couple were the  recipients  of
ninny beautiful presents:
Sii vo ten service, Kennie Grieve
Neil Mi-I.e..'1, Angus MoQuarry, Win
I laviitiiii, Albert (.Vs.-fut'd,
Silver sugar nnd creamer wilh statul
Mr, .iml Mrs. K. 1!. T.,it.
Dinner set, Mr. and Mrs. Dumaresi]
Morris chair, oontor table nnd pnrlor
lamp, Mr. nnd Mrs. Ormiston.
Table napkins,the Misses Mi-Millun
IS.il spread, Mr. and Mrs.  McMillan,
llm cnu scarf, Mrs. Reynolds.
Sheets, pillow cases and tm\els,Mr.
aud Mrs. Alex Swan.
.Center Piece, Mrs. Robert Cessford.
Iliii'inu scarf and center piece, .Mrs.
Hafvo Pieroy.
Bureau and washstiiud covers, Mr.
and Mrs. Fulton.
Towels, Miss May.
Pillow shams, Mr. ami Sirs. Robt.
Center piece.  Mrs. Hugen.
Center piece, Miss M. Riddell
Sideboard scarf, Mr. aud Mrs. J,
Table napkins, Mr, and Mrs. Cha*.
J'le.l spread, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Silver cake basket, Mr. and Mrs, S.
C. Conway.
Cups and saucers, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Cut }»la-s llower vase, Mr. and Mrs.
.1. .M.lvensie.
Toilet sel, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chalmers,
Ono-lialf dozen teaspoons and com-
f .iter, Mr. and Mis. .IJ Corrigall.
Silver piuklostand, Thomas  Piket.
Carving set, Mr. and mis. Geo. Dal
Carving set, Mr. and Mrs, Scolt.
C rvmg set, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mcl'hee.
Carving sul, Mr. Geo. Clill',
Carving set,' Mr. A. and II. Pickles.
Carving sel, Messrs. J.Scott and J,
Butter dish and knife, ur. und Mrs.
I. 1). Ni'Li'un.
Silver butter knife nnd gent's toilet
•use, Mr, and Mrs. J.ui Armnnd.
Silver spoons and tongs, Mr.und Mrs.
I. Parkins.
Table linen Mr. and Mrs. S. J.Dam-
Asbestos sad irons. Mr, and Mrs.
four piece breakfast set, Mr.and Mrs
t.. .1. I'iercy.
Waler set, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wood.
Water set, Francis Graham,
Water set, IC.enau Bros.
Water sel, Mr, and Mis, T.   Hudson,
llau.I painled teasel., Mr. and Mis.
A. Anderson,
Silver eel. ry tray, Mr. aiul Mrs. Lln-
ilsny Hay.
Table l.miuil. Ml', ullll MI'S, Gills.
A. lev.
Kern dish, Mr. anil Mrs. A.M. llo-
Cream pitcher, T   G.ahani.
I'ruil set, T. Xelsun.
Kruil sel, Stanley Piercy
Klllil sel,  MIS.  lb   1'ieliies.
Fniii set, Mrs. Rodgers.
Cut glass popper aud suit, Thomas
t.i ubilin.
Cups am! saucers, Mis. John Cess,
Cream belle, M|ss Mills.
Fern dish, Mr. Put Doliny.
Mustard cup, Miss I',. Pickles.
Cushion uu.I doilies, Miss Rosa
Vases, Miss Brackan,
Hnlf dozen pioks, Mi-s vt. Mclvay
Center piece and cut glass jelly
dioll, Mis- llayes,
Cabinet silver knives, forks aud
spoons, Hay llros.
Butter dish nn.l knife, K Sharp,
Toilet set. George Wood and Stanley Milton.
lion-Ion tiny, Miss  Alma Graham.
Picture frame Mis, Brown.
Secrf and pillow sliuins, Sirs. Wesley Piercy.
Cheque, Mr. Jus. McNaught.
Cheque, Peiey Bros,
Cheque, Thos. Scott.
Cut glass salt aud pepper, Ray
Rugs, Fraser A- Bishop.
Silk shawl and jewely, Mrs. Chas.
Rugs, knives and forks, Haiwood
llros. '
Teapot, William Aiken
Salad service, Miss Lillian Piercy.
Silver butter knife.Miss R. Berkeley
Fruit spoons, Mrs. Thos. Lefley.
Cut glass bon-bon dish uud spoon,
Mrs. E. Pieroy.
Cut glass suit disliea, Swan Bros.
Cheque, Mi. McFarlane.
Cheque, Kawamura llros.,
Cheque, Mr. Grove Mitchell.
Mr. and Mrs. Piercy will reside for
the present at the old farmhouse ot'
Mrs. T. H. Piercy.
We all join iu wishing lliein a long
happy nnd prosperous married life.
Attractive pleasinggiftboxescon-
taining neckwear and suspenders
and other suitabl articles, they
woul be appreciable as gifts to Old
Country found at Ccmpbell Bror..
The following   were   elected   for   the
euming term, l.O.U.F.
John Horbury, Noble Grand.
J. (J. Brown, Vice (.sand.
li. Parkinson, Recording Sec.
P. McNcvin, Financial Sec.
Chas. Whyte, Treasurer.
R.S.V.O. Harry Whyte.
L.S.V.ti. Abe Haywood.
R.S.N.C1. W. Hudson,
L.S.N.d. J CoiinerB.
Inside Guard, Fraser Watson.
O. G. Joseph Potter, jr.
Chaplain, I. M. Gillespie.
Conductor, A. Stenliouse.
Watden, Andrew Cairns.
Union Lodge No. ll,  has   progressed
greatly during this   last  year  and   hns
(uite n number ef new members  to  be
added fur this term,
There will be a meeting of Cumberland
Local   No. 22911, U M.W.  of A. in tho
Oity lllll, Luu.ori-.iw afternoon.
A shipment of fine negligee striped and fancy shirts just arrived u
big selection to choose from; also
fancy vests and mufflers at Campbell Bros.
The Big Slur.- ia offering Jap Oranges
in large sized hoxea, and each orange separately wrapped for ."itl... per bos.
Miss Anniu L'trgie, of Vancouver,
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dr. MncNaughton
and will remain fur the  Christinas holi-
The Ladies' Aid of St. George's Presbyterian Church will hold a Im/.tar about
the Hull of April.
Ilullu, you aharp ali.iotura ! Dou't f'.r-
{0t the shooting match that in to be held
<u Ihe Skid Road behind the t'liion Saw
Mill, at JO 110 a. in. Christmas morning
and continuing iu lhe afternoon. Tur
keys, Geese, Chickens, sucking pigs. If
you can't got a luikey you might get a
pig. lf you dou't get anything, it's not
uur faults; blaiiiu your gun.
Willi.in. dayman, jr.
Jnmes K, Aston.
Geo. Slaughter
Attractive and pleasing  gilt  bom
.- . I. uio.' i.eet wear   and  auspendeis
n        e  -o.nhle nrtiolcs, they would
be a appreciable   ne gi'te to Old Coun
I try intndtst Campbell Bros. THE  ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND.  B.C.
Explosions on Warships
How and Wby Tbey Happen
Tho frightful catastrophe in tho
French battleship Liberie comes as tbo
climax of a long series of disastrous explosions, most of which were attributed
to the instability of modern explosives.
Tlic old black powder was a comparatively trustworthy agent. Spontaneous
explosions with it were very rare. But
the new powders have a terror of their
§wn, all the greater because its cause
cannot be located.
The hist Instance of the destruction
•f a large ship by the spontaneous detonation of ber magazine was tbo
Maine. This American battleship was
lying in Havana Harbor on tbe night of
fc'eb.uary 15, L898, wheu suddenly people iu other ships heard what sounded
like the discharge of a shut. Everyone
by lOUie instinct looked Inwards the
Maine, As they looked they saw hei
bow rise out of the water and a column
of tire nml smoke stream up from tho
centre of the vessel with nn appalling
ami prolonged crash, after which the
hull disappeared with 254 ollicers nml
men. It was supposed at the time that
tue Maine had mot her terrible oud
tbrougb Spanish treachery, and that a
mine hud been exploded under her
which had detonated her magazines.
But when, this year, her hull wus recovered and examined, it became clear
tlut there had been no mine.
Several years passed before the eir-
tnmstnnces of thc Maine disaster wero
repeated, lint in the Kusso-.lupaiiese
war occurred two cases of similar ex-
plosion?. On April 18, 1004, the Russian battleship I'etropuviosk, while returning to Port Arthur, struck a Japanese mine. It exploded under «er
bows with a violent report. The con*
•ussion must have detonated the mines
•r the torpedo heads and high explosives which she carried in her magazines. Immediately after the lirst crash
precisely tbe samo phenomenon seen in
the Maine occurred. A blast of flame
and cloud o.. smoke rose high from her
deck forward, "in this cloud," says
tho Russian Captain Somenoff, an eyewitness of tho dreadwul scene, "I saw
the ship's foremast. It was slanting,
helpless, not as if it was fulling, but
is if it was suspended iu the ai*. . .
A third explosion! White steam now
began to mix with the brown cloud,
The boilers had burst! Suddenly the
stem of the battleship rose straight in
the air. ... It appeared to mo as
the after-part of the Petropavlosk, all
thai wub visible of her, suddenly opened out and belched forth fire and flames
like a volcano." One minute Inter all
was over; the ship liad sunk. Vet. it was
■ot the mine tbat sent her to the bottom. Mines wero rupntclly struck by
both Russian and Japaneso ships with
relatively small damage. But when the
mnga/.ines went ofl' there was instant
A few weeks later the Japanese but
tleship Matsuse struck a mine which ex
plodod her magazines, and she went to
tbe bottom in the same way, with haw
loss of life. The Japanese Navy, which
used specially powerful explosives,
possibly manufactured in baste with dls-
sufficient care, suffered two further disasters after the wnr. The flagship Mi-
kasa blew up in Suscbo Harbor in September. 1005. Jt. was thought at fi st
that the explosion had been caused by
treachery, but evidence obtained aftor
the ship* was raised showed indisputably that her high explosives had been at
fault. In 1908 the old Japanese cruiser
Matstishima wa.s destroyed at sea in
precisely the same manner with great
Jobs of life.
In the interval tbe Brazilian battle
ship Aquidaban blew up in harbor in
1000, and again her loss was beyond
queation traced to her high explosives.
But the most terrible altair in the long
series, and the most disquieting in its
effect upon morale was the Jena catastrophe. The French battleship of that
name wns lying in dock at Toulon in
March, 1007. Suddenly, without any
Wa rnin (T. a loud report was heard in the
ship. It rang out liko thp discharge of
a o in. gun, aud fur no instant no attention wna paid to it, as it was supposed that a gun had been lired by accident. After a perceptible interval
came another violent, prolonged, heavy
report. Dense clouds of smoke roso
from the ship. The after-part was
blown to pieces. A shower of blazing
fragments, live shells and splinters of
shrlls Hew up in lhe uir, with blacken
ed human forms. Men poured up from
below torn, burnt and mutilated, with
blazing clothes, and (led from the ves
sel. pursued by the ronr of repeated ex
plosions. Standing resolutely to their
work ou board her, a Utile band mndo
heroic attempts to save ber from complete destruction, but iu vain. About
BflO men woro killed nr injured, nnd the
Jfna's captain was among the deud.
The ship wns so injure 1 as to be in
capable of repair.
A disiiHter sn terrible for at lhat
date the Jena wns one of the newest
Trench battleships in service—demand-1
nd vigilant investigation, By some the
catastrophe was attributed to an An- j
arch1st plot or to sedition among the
crew. There was no evidence of either,
To romOVO the profound disquietude iu
Franco and in the French Navy a long
series of inquiries was held. There were
threo theories as to tho cause of the
explosions: wireless waves upsetting
tbe unstable chemical or electrical equilibrium which exists in the components
of modem powders; an accident due to
carelessness in the handling of powder
or projectiles; and absolutely spontaneous detonation. The first theory was
not examined with any care, though the
effects of wireless electricity are pent
Jiar, and thero is a certain type of Hertzian wave which can penetrate any
metal except lead. The general belief
was that a particular explosive, I)
powder," was thc real cause, and that,
it had spontaneouslv exploded.
Colonel Marsat, indeed, showed that
it was " mathematically impossible"
for this powder to explode of its own
accord. Bnt M. Vioille, the distinguish-
ed chemist, und Oonoral QoBBOt, a greut
artillerist, admitted that such explosion
was possible. Captain Lepidi went fur
thor, and doelarod that not only was
thi"   powder  dangerous   but   the   peril
from it. was extreme, "I do not assert," he said, "that all our ships will
blow up to-morrow, but 1 do say that
ul) of them muy blow up." A few
weeks later his statement was signally
justified. A quantity of "Ii powder"
took firo spontaneously while the committee were examining it, and, liad the
quantity beeu large, thero would have
Deen no coiumiuee lelt. But tno experiments which thoy made suggested
that if the powder wero kept Coul and
uot allowed to grow too old tho danger would uot be great. And so, it is
believed, a quantity of "B" powder
was retained in service,
I After the Jena catastrophe there was
much searching of heart iu the British
Navy. Tho stocks of cordite wero
1 overhauled and chemically examined,
'and so unsatisfactory was the result of
I (ho testa iu many cases that Lous of i.us
propollant were bu.nt ur dumped into
| the sea, At tho samo time refrigerating machinery was hurriedly fitted to
the magazines of ^ritish ships to "keep
tho powder cool," the modern variant
of Cruinwoll 's " keep your powder
The fearful disaster in the Liberie,
where refrigerating machinery was titted to tho inaguzines, is perhaps the
most extraordinary in the whole series.
Tho ship is stated to havo caught fire
and to have been on tire for several
hours befoie tho first of the series of
explosions wliich destroyed her. But
the modem warship contains little or
nothing that will bum. If at tho battle
of Tsushima terrific fires broke out in
the Sussian ships, this was becauso of
the peculiar action of shell explosives,
which seemed, so eye-witnesses declared, to render even steel combustible.
And the fires only gained way because
the hoses were shattered by Japanese
projectiles. The destruction of the Liberie is a complete enigma.
lieves that there is not one of these hypotheses tnat is not opon to objection.
A good start, haa been made, but the
complete explanation haa not yet beeu
That auroras are due to electric discharges in tlte upper regions of the
atmosphere, few students of the subject
now doubt, but just what are the nature and tlic cause of these discharges
and why they arc located as they are,
remains more or less of a mystery.
'J hero aeeuis to bo some connection between them and the activity on the
sun's surface, manifest to us iu the
form of aim-spots and their attonda ;t
phenomena. J. Loisel, writing on the
subject iu La Nature, tells us that until
recent years attempts to fixe the photo-
graphic image of auroars have almost
completely failed by reason of their
very feeble and variable luminosity and
of their mobility, which is sometimes
extreme, Souu. good plates were taken
by Brendcl in Bossekop, Finland, iu
I SOU, theu by Wostmuua in Spitsbergen; ami quite recently Stormer, in a
journey of exploration to Bossekop, has
obtained 800 photographs, of which 400
are perfectly clear.   We read:
' 'Tho height of auroras above the
earth may vary within wide limits.
The measurements taken by tbe Swedish expedition during the winter o:'
1800-1000 al Akureyri, Iceland, uinhn
the direction of A. Paulson, have f*ir
nished altitudes (250 miles) foi relatively quiet arcs. Stormer,* by photographing the aurora simultaneously from two
stations und comparing positions relatively to the surrounding stars on both
plates, has found for certain points
ttltttadt-s of ('» to 130 miles.
"Tho spectrum of the aurora was
tirst studied by Angstrom in 1800, . .
Tho Swedish expedition . . . found
an intimate agreement between the au
roral spectrum aud that -if tl") bluish
liglit uliout the cathode of a tub'.- containing riirificd oxygen aud nitrogen.
"Tho frequency of polar nuro.ua is
not tl e same at all pon ts of the eatth's
"Study of the auroral spectrum leads
Paulsen to think that auroras result
from pliospuoresence of the air due to
cathouic phenomena taking place in the
upper rarified regions of the atmosphere.
But, as Ar.heuius remarks, this suggestion does not explain the formation of
cathode rays,
"An incontestable fact, derived directly from observation, is that a very
clear parallelism exists between polar
auroras, variations of the magnetic
needle, and the occurrence of sun-spotrf".
... II thus seems natural to seek
the explanation of the two former iu
a direct action of the central star of
our system. Ingenious hypotheses have
been put forward along this line. Uut
nlthough the conuci-tiim would appear
very probable, it is doubtless more com
tilex than a .simple relation of came
and effect, 'lhe mechanism that joins
the magnetic variations and the polar
auroras to those of the solar activity
itself (not to some of its manifestations,
such ns spots, i'uculae, or protuberances.
as has been attempted) has nut yel
stood out from au investigation of the
facts hitherto known, and remains
shrouded in mystery."
Home of the Humorous theories that
havo been advanced are briefly summarized by Mr. Lolfol. Arrhenius supposes
that eruptions id' ionized gas take place
from the huu nml that condensation
takes place around the negative particles, which are then repelled from the
sun and begin to emit cathode rays
when they enter our atmosphere; but
these do not become visible until they
reach uir of sufficient density, whicli
they do at tho poles because the terrestrial lines of force conduct tbem
thither. Others, such as Deslandres
aud Birkeland, ussert that the sun's
atmosphere itself gives off eathodie
rays directly. Birkeland magnetized
a 'small steel sphere to represent the
earth covered it with a phosphorescent
chemical, and placed it in a beam of
cathode rays. Tho rays, as they strike
the sphere, are so devinted that they
form two phosphorescent polar bands
representing the zones of auroral frequency. Still other authorities believe
auroras are due to electric waves such
as are employed In wireless telegraphy.
These waves are supposed to be emitted by tbe sun with special intensity
in   BUn-spot  regions.      Mr.   Loisel   be-
Mauy a sly    joat    ia being    passed
around  tho  colleges  at   Oxford   about
the appointment of Sir "William Osier,
I Begins Professor of Medicine, to the
Sillimen lectureship at Yale for 10T.B.
Por Sir William Osier has pronounced in  favor of compulsory  retirement
j for men—ho excludes women; thay arc
always worthy of their place in life—
, at the ago of sixty,     And Sir William
JOalor himself is sixty-two, though
neither his appearance nor his dally
work suggests it.
A correspondent called on him recently at bis house in Oxford. It Ib not
at nil tho house of a man about to 10-
tire from active lifo. The piles of
bouks and papers on the numerous
desks suggest rather that the owner is
a man in the height of a busy career,
And so he is,
"The appointment," he explained, as
he laid down a book with a page carefully marked, does not, of course, necessitate my leaving Oxford. It is
merely a lectureship which is often held
by people on this side of the water. I
believe Professor Thompson, of Cam*
bride, hus it this year.
"It simply means that I shall go
over, probably at tho end of next summer, and deliver a courso of six lectures. ''
"And what about retiring at sixty?"
was asked. "Is not this rather strenuous i'or one who has passed the age
when all men ought to retire'?"
Sir William Osier mado a serious protest.
"Half the people who are continually
bringing up my views on tho retiring
age," he said, "'entirely misquote mo."
"lie explained that the theory that a
man was too old for work at forty and
should be chloroformed at sixty was
never adopted by him.
The real fact is lhat in his teenier
able farewell speech to the Johns IIoj,
kins men, when he left for Oxford, he
merely referred to a theory which has
been propounded by Anthony Trollupe.
whom he quoted. Indeed, seeing tha'
he  was,  even   then,   fairly  near    th"
| chloroform line, and waa about to enter, perhaps, his most important sphere
I of work, it would have been rather like
I giving Oxford  a   worn-out man   if  hi
.had said he agreed with the theory.
lie confessed, however, that he had
propounded the theory that a man
should retire front active work at
sixty. "And wiser men than J shall
ever hope to bo havo said so," he de
dared.    "You will find it all in Mon
Itaignc.     It is onHorcod in the army and
| navv and civil service.
"'But even when I did say it—and it
'was  really  a  joke  at  the  expense  of
! university professors in general; we
ate most'of us near the borderline of
sixtv. or about it—1 made a special
exception of myself.    A mau ean think
: out lots of general rules that need not
apply to himself."
j    So*   Sir   William   Osier   intends
' blushingly to return to the laud where,
most of all. thc "chloroform at sixty"
[tradition dings to his name.
Tho fans like to see Westerby in action. A good bout, would be Westerby
and Artie Kdmuuds, but somehow or
other the managers cannot soo it. They
hooked in Gait a mouth ago, and though
Edmunds dropped Westerby three limes
he couldn't make him stay dowu. Wes-
torby was a little shy in condition at
that* time, but he gavo Edmuuds a
lively struggle right clean through to
the final goag. lle wants to meet "The
Pocket Hercules" again. Edmnuda and
Kid Barrish would make another rousing bout at l'J-1 pounds. Thoir laat
meeting was an awful battle fest, and
at that Edmunds had two broken hands
ami several boils to go in with, lie is
right uow nnd would probably atop
the game littlo Boston boy.
There are a score of good bouts iu
limbs around here aud if local promoters do not get them, out sido towns
When vou came to figure the situa
tion all over, Billy Allen, of Ottawa
Ontario, comes just about as close to
being the lightweight champion of the
world as anybody.
Sounds queer, doesn't it?
Well, it is just about true. The truth
is that neither Addie Wolgust, tho
lightweight title holder, Malt Wells, me
English title-holder, or Packey McPar-
land can make 133 pounds ringside, and
133 pounds, rightside, is the true lightweight limit. Wolgast can make 133
at :i o'clock and bo strong, while the
others can go uuder 135 pounds at :i
Billy Allen can. So can Pal Mooro
of Philadelphia, Harlem Tommy Murphy, and Knockout Brown can screw
himself down if he tries hard.
Whilo the lightweights are doing all
sorts of scrapping over weights the
real troth is that they cannot mako
the weight they are scrapping for.
Matt Wells gave the snap away when
he sailed for England the other day.
despairing of getting below 188 pounds,
and of getting a match with either
Md-Vland or Wolgast at that weight.
MeFarlaml openly admits tnat 188
pounds at '•* o'clock is his best. Wolgast still says he can do 138 ringside,
but   the wise guys do not believe him.
So that leaves the real class title to
auch men as Allen. Mooro Dromillurd,
Carroll, Murphy, nnd a (lock ol Now
Vork boys who' can do the weight.
It is about lime that the thing was
setiled, and Tom Flunnugan'fl offer of a
belt for the Canadian title at 133
pounds, ringnde, may help clear it up
a bit.
At 11 rounds Billy Allen is going to
have the time of bis life with Pat
IJroniUlard, because the Windsor boy
hus been with Harry Dunne, of Chicago, all winter and learned something. He chased ..lien clofoly in the
10 round bout laat spring, and was
coming like a house afire on end.
He may even turn the trick on the
clover ex-Ottawa boy.
Danny Dunn, of Cleveland, who meets
Tommy Hudson, of v.indsor, is a grand
little boy, though Toronto fans did not
get a cnanee to see much of him the
night he lost to Scotty McEwan on a
foul. Dunn is a close in tighter, und
so is Hudson, wo we may expect a rattling bard little buttle in which they
will hook up head to heat! and battle
away with scarcely a clinch. About
Mor'tarity, of Syracuse, and St. Pierre,
of Winsor, the bantams, but little is
known, 'lnoy go on tho "say so" of
Manager Charlie Buck, of Syracuse, and
Kd. Olaseo, of Windsor, Huck never
sent nut a lemon yet, and OIusbco's
boys, Hudson and Dromillard. have both
proven themselves. It is tun bad Dicky
Hyde, the Toronto bantam, is not here
to moet eitner boy. With Hyde in, the
fans would be sure of a battle, because
any 105 pounder who defeats Hyde
steps lively.
The chunces are thnl Harry Wester-
by's next opponent will be the winner
of tho Dunn-Hudson affair. Westerby
will make 122 pounds for   either   boy.
The riddlo of Luke Baikal, iu Central
Asia, is similar to thut of Luke Tun-
gun viku, iu Central Arricn'. In both
cases a large body of fresh water, remote from the ocean, contains organisms apparently marine. Both lakes,
again, contain a very large number ot
species not found elsewhere. Lako
Baikal contains numerous salmon aud
seals as well as three species of herring, it also contains a few mullusca
of apparently marine forms.
One of the most remarkable features
of the lake, perhaps, is that, although
it is frozen over for about five months
iu the year, the animal life ia extremely abundant and varied. 'Ihis may bc
partly accounted for, perhaps, by tho
cxiatenco of hot springs.
One of the latest attempts to answer
thc riddle of Lake Baikal is that of
ihe Russian investigator Berg. Of the
thirty-three specimens of fish found in
the lako ho finds that fourteen aro
peculiar to it, while nineteen have a
Many of these peculiar spceies ure
without near relations anywhere. Ot
the raollusca ninety per cent, nro peculiar.
Berg does not think the facts demand
the hypothesis that the lake was onco
marine. He believes that it has always been fresh aud that the fauna
peculiar to it hnve a twofold origin.
a part has originated in the lake itself
during the long ages of ita existence,
and the rest is a portion uf the prehistoric fresh water fauna of Siberia
which it has preserved,
These to be thankful for; a friend,
A work to do, a way to wend.
Aud those in which to take delight:
The wind that turns the poplars white,
Wonder and gleam of common things-
Sunlight upou :i sea gull's wings,
Odors of earth and dew drenched lawns,
'the pageantry of darks and dawns;
Blue vistas of a city atreet
At twilight:  musie:  passing feet;
The thrill of Spring, half joy, half pain,
'lhe deep voice of the Autumn rain—1
Shall wo not be content with these
Imperishable mystoriosj
And, jocund-hearted, take our share
Of joy und pain, and find life fair?
Wayfarers on a road where we
Set forth each day  right  valiantly;
Expectant, dauntless, blithe, content
To make tho Great Experiment.
The large, report of fame I lack,
And shining   claaps   nud   crimson
For I havo held  by bivouac
Alone amid the untroubled stars.
My battle-field has known no dawn
Beclouded by a thousand spears;
I've been no mounting tyrant's pawn
To buy his glory with my oars.
1  loved thee, /Uthis, once—long  long
Long,  long ago;   the  memory  alill  is
Stand face to face, friend, and unveil
thine eyes,
Look deep in mine and keep the sweer
pant clear
Of all regrets; what matter if love die-J?
I loved thee, Atthis—let the shadow go.
I loved thee, Atthis—lot the shadow go.
Cloud   not   the  glad  young  past   with
troubled tears;
Why shouldst tilOU think to touch thej
far -off sky
With thy two arms, or  measure  love
by yeurs,
Or hold the swallow when it fain would
fly I
t  loved  thee.   Atthis ce -long,   lung
Tbere was a  blossom  on  the  topmost
The gardeners could   not  reach   Atthis,
 1 so
There was a love, perchance beyond our
Bnt yet 1 loved thee—let the shadow go.
I  loved thee, Atthis, once—long,  long
Pauline Johnson, song bird of the
red meu, will sing no more.
Every lover of Canadian literature
hears with profoundeat regret, that
acute heart trouble, with which she
has been nfilleted for some time, has
at last forced Miss Johnson into retirement.
Her physicians state that tne renowned Indian poetess will never lift
n pen again. The daughter of the Five
Nations lies ont in tho city of Vancouver a chronic invalid.
And tho pity of her illness is that
she is iu want. Poets are never celebrated for worldly riches. Canadinn
poets are no exception. Miss Johnson
is as widely read ns most Canadian
poets. But she puasosaes no fortune
to withstand the inroads of doctors'
und nurses' billa,
Rocognizing this, the Canadian Women's Club of Vancouver has generously eamo to the nssistance of a genus whose poems give pleasure to thousands of Canadian homes.
A fund hna been started to publish
a dc luxe edition of Miss Johnson's
Masticating is generally considered to
bo merely tbo griudiug of food into
small particles, iu order to facilitate
awallowiug uud subsequent digestion,
Theie are otber considerations involved, however, thc partial digestion of tho
food in the mouth; the development of
the muscles of tho face, thus affecting
tho expression; the development of the
teeth and jaw bones; the development
aud nutrition of the throat and nasal
passages. Mastication is accomplished
liy the action of the teeth of tho lower
jaw agaiasi thoso of the upper. In the
carnivorous or flesh-eating animals, the
movement of the lower jaw is limited to
up and down motion ami the food is
crushed between the very uneven surfaces of the upper and lower teeth:
while iu tho herbivorous or grass and
giaiii-enlit.g animals, the movomoot is
almost wholly sideways, grinding the
Iood between the comparatively smooth
surfaces of the teeth, as man's diet
loiib.sls oi a huge variety uf foods, we
lind a modification uf these two forms
iu a somewhat uneven surface of tiie
teeth and a very free movement of the.
lower jaw, forward and backward, ami
from side to sido. When food has been
taken into the mouth, the tongue moves
it buck between tho posterior teeth,
where it is ground into small particles,
'lhe movements uf the tongue, lips aud
cheek servo to retain the food in the
proper relation to the teeth until it is
sufficiently comminuted umi mixed with
saliva, when it passes backward aud is
swallowed. '1 his should not bo done
until the food is thoroughly luasticaLed
and insalivated.
i'he valuo uf thorough mastication
is threefold:
(1) Mechanical.™The subdiciding of
the food into line pieces is of great
value to subsequent digestion. The iudi-
gestibility of many articles of food is
uue very largely tu lhe facility with
which they may be swallowed without
being very finely divided. While meat,
eggs, etc, nre very readily digested by
llie fluids of the stomach when iu small
particles, a lump of cither will resist
thoir action fur a long time.
(\i) Chemical.—During mastication
the flow of saliva into the mouth is very
largely increased by the reflex action of
taste and also by the pressu o on the
salivary glands, of the bones aud muscles involved; the How of the stomach
is ulso induced. The object of musticu-
tion, the trituration and insalivation of
the food, is moro perfectly accomplish'
[cd by this action being prolonged and
this, "the first process of digestion, being thorough, the succeeding ones in the
stomach aud intestines proceed with
greater ease, with a saving of caerg\
and  vitality."
(.t) Physiological, or the effect on tbe
jaws aud surrounding structures,—'lhe
muscles of mastication are very large
ia relation to the bony structures in
connection with them. The oxorclso of
these muscles largely Influences tho nutrition aud development, aot only of
the muscles themselves, but also of the
important structures near them, such
as the jnw bones, the salivary glands,
the soft palate, the tonsils aud the posterior portion of thc throat and nasal
passages, 'Ihe development of a bone
depends considerably on the amount of
exercise given the muscles which are attached to it. Hence in a person accustomed from childhood to thoroughly
masticate, we generally find jaws large
and shapely, as well as the teeth regu
lar, the tongue and salivary glands-
large, and the nasal and posterior nasnl
passages spacios and the membranes of
the mouth healthy. As the teeth are
developed within the jaws they necessarily share iu the nutrition and proper
development. If these bones nre properly exercised during the formation of
the teeth the tooth germs will grow and
develop more porfectly and the teeth
will be more resistant to caries or decay, the best preventative of which is
efficient mastication.
Tbe ample development of the jaws
brough about by prolonged masticating tends to the regularity of the teeth,
thus providing a proper "bite" or the
proper relation between the upper and
thi' lower teeth.
Why do tho vast majority of people
not iiii.sticate properly?   'J here are soverul reasons, the most  frequent, possibly, being "soft" or  "mushy"  food.
This is most noticeable in the case of
children's diet.   Where the necessity of
masticntion is lacking, the Instinct ior
it gradually disappears and the child,
ncqiiiies the habit   of bolting its food
and very often comes to 'eject the hard ,
er for the softer foods.    It is very hli-1
porta nt for the proper development of
the jaw  bones nud  of the  pe-maaentt
teeth that a child should be given food
wliich   cannot   be   swallowed   without
thorough mastication,
Another renson is some defect in the
masticatory apparatus, and this ia very
common in those who huve not learned
to masticate properly in early life. Tbe
defects may be irregularities ia tho arrangement of the teeth whereby they
do not come into proper relation, the
upper with the lower, thus largely di-
mitiiusbing the area of the grinding
surface, or the teeth may bo decayed
or loose and painful upon pressure, or
some may be lost.
N* hat are tho evils resulting from improper mastication? Their name is legion. Possibly thc most important is
tho tendency to take too much food.
If the food were of a variety necessitating abundant masticating less would be
taken, on nccount of the longor time
and the more labor required, but thorough mastication, even of ao.t foods,
* reduces the amount needful, for the
more perfectly tbe food is chewed, the
more perfectly it is digested and the
more economically is it disposed of in
the system." An inevitable result of
an excess of food or of food insufficiently chewed iH a doraugement of tho
digestive tract resulting in more or leas
serious indigeation or in somo cases
even iu cancer of tho stomach or in
appendicitis. Again, in thoBe who do
not masticate properly in early lifo the
nasal pussnges and tonsils fail to properly develop, and in later life also,
unless mastication ia prolonged these
parts are deprived of the stimulating
ell'ect of increased flow of blood to U*
parts, brousrht about by the action tf
masticating, ami hence aro mere liable
to become diseased both iu the ehiU
and iu the adult. There is no duuht
whatever that lack of efficient m.iut.
cation predisposes tho child and Ue
adult to rhinitis, tonsilitis, adenoids and
other affections of the throat and nasal
passages. "The prevalence of ade
nobis among moderns muat be the re
suit of the modern system of feeding
childron and the defective mastisatiea
whicli goes along with it." A requeue*
of adenoids is "mouth breathing" oi
account of the prosteriur nasal passage*
becoming blocked up. So, alae, _, se
quonce of mouth breathing in tho pre
disposition to laryngitis, broneuitie
phthisis, dental caries, irregularity ot
the teeth, lack of development of ih.
cranial and jaw bones. Another result
of lack of abundant mnsticatioa is *
lack of development id' the tongue, sah
vary glands and jaw bones, 'I fee elVutt
to the teeth ia very marked. As th*
circulation in thu teeth and sirronad
ing parts is uot stimulated, tbe teots
in infants do not develop properly an*
after development they aro not property
exercised and massaged, while the secre
tions of the mouth ate apt to be scanty
and unhealthy. Undor these condition*
the teeth and surrounding parta ure
moro liable to become diseased. Ae
other result iu more mature life it. tke
loosening of the teeth from a disease
called pyorrhea alveolaris or Bigg's di
sense. Realizing the im porta oeo of
I borough mastication and tho evils aria
ing from the laCK of sueh, what should
be done! In the first placo, the jawe
and surrounding putts should bo oxer
cisod dining their development. A*
soon ns an infant shows any disposition
to bite hard substances th* instlnet
should be gratified.
At (list, a hard rubber ring may be
used, but as the time approaches for the
teeth to erupt a harder substance, as
ivory or coral, may be subntituted. It
is better, however, to give the child
something which is not only hard but
nutrient and pleasant to the taste-
a chicken bono or a chop bone fron
which almost all the meat hai been re
moved may be employed. These are
not quite as hard as ivory and are.
moreover, moro attractive oa acconnt of
tho taste. After the teeth have erupt
ed, the child should still havo abundant
exercise in chewing, for example, hard
toast or plain hard biscuit. Of course,
other foods will be needful aa well, bat
ns this article deals only with mastic*
ting, mention is made only of the bw<t
means to that end.
Once the habit of mastication in ut
quired tlm food will not bo swallowed
before being converted Into a fluid.
That this habit may be devclcpod and
retained through life, it is absolutely
imperative that the teeth should bo ia
the proper relation, the upper to the
lower; also that they should be free
from cavaties of decay and firmly fixed
in the jaw.
In this connection is ahorild be d*
tinctly understood ami implicitly ear
ried out, that every child should make
frequent visits to the dentist, ami that
overy one of the first teeth should be
filled If decayed, and should bo rota.n
ed in position until the permaneet tooth
is ready to replace it.
Periodic visits should be made to the
dentist by every person and nil noees
sary operations performed In order to
preserve the masticatory apparatus it
efficient working condition.
In a word, what does efficient maetien
tion accomplishf It divides tho food
into very small particles; cauBOO a flow
of saliva into the mouth, thoroughly
mixes the food with saliva, facilitate*
swallowing, partially digests fluid* ia
the stomach; develops tlm muscles of
mastication and those of the face, the*
affecting beneficially the expression; in
fluences the nutrition and development
of the teeth, tho jaw bones, salivary
glands, soft palate, tonsils nnd posterioi
nasal passages; is a preventative to a
large extent, of decay or loosening ef
tho teeth; cures mnny cases of Indigos
tion. Surely a suflicient benefit to re
componse for tho amall expenditure ef
time and labor necossarv to accomplish
In other words, iu whaf does InsuflS
cient mastication result 1 The food i*
swallowed before being suflndonty com
minuted or sufficiently insalivated; thr
practice may lead to the habit of eat
iug too much; to se inns derangement'
of the digestive tract; may indiico caa
cer of the stomach or appendicitis; lack
of proper development of tho tooth, ot
the muscles of mastication, of tho jun
bones and cranial bones, thus adversol*
it (Tooting the expression; lack of propot
development of the throat and nope,
predisposing to rhinitis, tonsilttis, ade
nobis, mouth breathing laryngitis, bron
chills, consumption, dental caries and
irregularity of the teeth. Surely a
grent risk to assume iu order to save «
little time ami troublo.
Mrs. Kllen Hpencer Mnssey, ef Wash
ington, ia the only woman law school
dean in the worbl. She is connoctod
with Washington College of l.aw, and
is famed for her legal lore. Bhe framed
the Musary act, which, in tho district
of Columbia, gives mothers equal rights
with fnthers over minor children, and
gives married women the right to con
trol the money earned by themselves.
She is one of the members of tho So
ciety of Poundera and Patriots, to
which only 1,000 women nro eligible.
Br. William Kobert Brooks, discover
er of tho Brooks' comet, which hus boon
under obaervuneo of lato by astrono
mers, has made more discoveries in his
field than any other living man. He haf
twenty-five comets to his credit, many
of them having been found by meanp
of a home-made telescope directed from
his littlo "red house obaervntory" at
Phelpa, New York. Br. Brooks assort*
that the world is looking for the Inst
time on his comet—that it will nover
appear again. Since 1888 ho hftH beon
professor of astronomy at Ilohart. Col
lege, New Vork. Ue is a follow of the
Koyal Astronomical Society, and has
had mnny other honors bestowod npoe
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Edison and the New Education
(By William Inglin)
.    DR. H. J. KHIOAll cowr \t:\
tU   EnMtiiintr.ills. Vcrnu'nl.li.S.*.
"Wye .veins :i((o, I waa takon down
with what, tlio,doctors callod lullum
mniion 6E tbo Bladder—tutonse pains
(■ Ue bnt'.k and loins, and difllculty i»
urinating, and tlio attacks, which
became moro frequent, amomitod to un-
bo&rablo agony, 1 became so weak tlmt
I could not walk across tlio tloor.
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how I suffered and how now I am
hoiiltby and able to work, I cannot ox
press myself strongly enough when I
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for ■»." -TOIIN HERMAN", Hamilton,
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Four of us culled tho other ovoning
for a chat with I'Jdisou. He had just
returuod frum Europe, whero hu had
spent his first vacation in many yeara,
Booing everything worth looking at, on-
during unlimited praise as tho Amort-
can wizard, tho world's most marvelous
inventor, and all that sort of adulatiou
that makes him turn and run und hide.
But to us ho was uot Kdison the liou;
he was merely neighbor Kdison; aud
throe of us wore membors of tlio local
school board, who had heard somo talk
about a uow scheiuo ho had worked out
tor educating children, and who wanted
to know about it. Wo found out. in
a word it is this: ho is going to make
school so attractive that a big army
with swords aud guns couldn't keop
boys and girls out of it. And, if that
isn't a groater and moru revolutionary
invention than the electric light or thu
phonograph or moving pictures, thoa I
nover wus a schoolboy.
It Is fine to go to tho Kdison laboratory at night. We took a trolley-car
to Wost Orange, got off at a rainy cornor, and saw a tall, black wall looming
boforo us. Some timo after a button
hud beon pushed a silont mau in bluo
overalls opouod a door iu tho wall, gavo
us whut tho sleuths would call u keen
look, ami let us pass as soon us ho hud
Identified the president. It was dtizE-
liug to be actually withiu the precincts
of tho wizard whoso magic would have
Insured him a uent hanging at Malum a
low go iterations ngo. Stretching nway
on threo sides wore tall, gloomy buildings, whose ghostly lights glowed tu tho
mist—fitting abode of magic and mystery. A few steps through un anti-
room, well guarded, brought us to tho
doer of a lofty, spacious upartmeiit on
the g.'oiuiii floor, the otlice of the master
of magic. Thero was a splendid statue,
in whito marble, of a youth exultantly
thrusting aloft an Incandescent lamp,
surely the Genius of electric lighting.
Books nnd medals of honor from many
countries wore scattered about among
sections of telegraph and tolephono
c.ahles aud autographed photographs of
| Mr. Taft and other potentates who had
honored themselves by giving those tit*
i bules to the Inventor. Abutting oa the
| north wall of the room was a plain
I littlo white Iron cot, such us you will
: soo iu a hospital ward. It was all made
up for sleeping.
"That's where he grubs an hour or
two of sleep when he's on a long ,|ob,M
our guide rontarkod, seeing our inquiring looks.
''Whore is hof" nsked our leader.
"Upstair", working, but he'll bo right
down," was the answer. In a few moments the door flow open, and a boy of
soinothiug more than sixty years burst
I iuto tiio room. I cull him it boy because
no other word will suggest the hilarious,
mischievous youth who camo hounding
in, his eyes twinkling, a broad smile on
his smooth fuce, and his hair tousled
overy wliich way. Ho swung up his
right hand in a gesture that was halt
salute, half preparation for tho fashionable high handshako of a few years
ago, and bowed stiffly irom tho wuist.
"Hello, Kdison," said our presidout.
"Vou got thut style from bowing boforo
crowned heads, oh?"
"No; got it from seeing them bow
to mo," the wizard chuckled, with nn
(impish twinkle in his eyo. "Guess
; they've spoiled my style a littlo, but
I'll soon thaw out and not natural."
Whilo introductions wero being made
thoro was a chance to look at him closely. Ile is of medium height—say five
feet seven or eight inches—deep-chest-
od, nnd with a comfortable girth ihnt
indicates good digestion, even if lu
does notoriously slight his meals. Vou
oan't stop staring at his head and
thinking of tho creations that havo
sprung from it. That head is broad and
round uud high, rising in a veritable
dome from above oars of good size Tho
hall'i wliite now, lies sprawled about iu
wisps that rovoal the scalp hero and
there. In curious contrast aro tho inky
black, thick eyebrows that jut out from
tho base of his big forehead. The eyes
aro—by electric light, at least— a deep,
gray-greenish blue, like vory dark, un-
polfshod jnde. 'ihoy do not gloain or
glisten; yet, whon ho speaks, thoy havo
ii curious glow that seems to penetrate
one's inmost mind. The lotigish noso
ami deep chin wore familiar from thousands of portraits; but there was one
characteristic I had never seen in any
portrait—tbo broad, open smiling mouth.
The vory humblest hero-worshiper would
never take his hat off to Kdison if ho
saw him smiling. There is something
cureless, winning, nud yet dynamic
ubout that smile. Probably wo saw it
oi'tener hum most folks, for he was
bubbling over with tho joy of coming
buck to work after a good holiday, und
he wus among friends. When he said
anythiug that amused us he drove it
homo with that buoyant, Irroprosslbloj
boyish smile,
"I hoar you have a uew Idoo about
education. What is it/" our president
' * I have,'' said Kdison—'! education
by movli g pictures! Tench ihe children
everything, from mathematics io morality, by little dramas acted out bofo 0
tne came a, ami reproduced lu the
school room at very low cost. Sort o1
swing the education in on them so at-
tractivoly that thoy ll want to go to
school. Vou'11 have to lick 'om to keep
'em nway,"
Every ono snt up with a snap. Into
every mind flashed (looting glhnpBos of
iho possibilities of tho senefflo tho Inventor ouillned, Kdison saw this and
"Tnko the alphabet." he said. "Vou
romombor  how  hard  it   wna to  learn
iouineii, Indigestion, an.l Sick Huttack.
Genuine nun beat Sigrjiitui*
your letters? Why! Becauso it was
dry and uninteresting, Lord, bow dry!
But now aoe what we'll do: Suppose,
instead of tho dull, solemn lottors ou
a board or cnnl, you havo a littlo play
going on that the littlest youngster can
understand—ob, as small as that," aud
tho wizard's hand shot dowu to his
knee, "'iho play begins with a couple
ol lively littlo fellows who carry iu a
big letter T. 'i ney put it down, and it
stands thoro. Then thoy carry iu nn
II. Thou a little cuss comes in, hopping
uud skipping uud turning somersaults,
Nasal Discharge Proves
Catarrh is Active
A Wonderful Case
Three Months in Hospital And Caae
Out Uncured
Zam-Buk Cured Him In Few Weeks
pine essences, it immediately allays irritations, facilitates the ejection of
mucus, soothes uud stimulates tho
lungs und bronchial tubes. The marvel of tho ago in curing wintor ills—
that's whut thousands say ubout Ca-
tarrhozouo, Thoro is nothing so suro
,,..--.-,      , .     ,     to euro, and those in fear of change-
und' —both hands woro whirling in tbo able weather—those who easily catch
air now—"as ho ta^os his placo noxt Icold—those who work among lung-chill-
to the H you soo ho is tho letter I. ing surroundings, or whero dust, impure
Next to him thoy put down an 8. There air, fog, or damp can affoct thom—lot
you have tho word 'This.'   In tho samo them got Catarrhozono and uso it sev-
Catarrhozono is certnin to curo becauso its healing vapor is carried with
tho   brettth  direct to the seat  of the
chost,  noso  or throat  trouble.    Being'lion who yawned and shook his great
composed   of tho  purest  balsams  and '*
scenes in tho style of the education-
play pictures begun to be enacted on
a iicld about six feet by four. Wo
visited Bronx Park and saw tlio Blimp*
seydegged giraffe Rtiroad his feet far
apart, so that ho eould cut leaves strewn
on the ground. A quick change took
us to tho cage of Hattie, tho trained j
elephant, who  turned  the crank  of a|    Mr. Frod Mason, tho well-known ap
telephone, took tho receiver off tho hook, holsterer and mattress manufacturer of
held it to her ear, and seemed to be St. Androws, N.B., says:—
trumpeting a  message to Keeper Bill "I had eczema on my knee, which
Snyder, who stood by, wearing a grin caused me terrible pain and  inconven
of triumph.   Then we saw  a gigantic ienco.     Tho soro parts would itch and
burn and   tingle, and then when   rub-
inuno, nnd'presto! wo were watching a bed  or serate*.*. ..  would become  very
keeper chucking loaf after loaf of broad painful.     When tho knee got warm, it
down the throat-cavern of a hippopota- burned  worso,    nnd   tbo    itching   and
muB that looked like a subway eutrnnco burning aud smarting woro almost un-
—which, of courso, it really was. There bearable     I tried   various   romodies,
woro scores of other fascinating studies. D,'t got no bettor, so I docided to go
"To put this within  the  reach  of to Montroal and take special treatment
every school in the country," Kdison I received treatment at the Montreal
remarked, "we've had to work down Qcnorul Hospital   for   thirteen weeks,
way they bring in the letters, or the
letters run in or dodge iuto place, until
tho sentouco stand thore. 'This ia a
man.' Then a hand appears pointing,
nnd up marches a man for it to point
ut. Of course, tue teacher gives tho
children tho nume of ouch letter aud
pronounces each word as thoy go along.
Vou can soo how eagerly tho youngsters
will wutch ovory movement ou tho pic
ture screen, for thero will bo something
going on there ovory momont. Nothing
liko uctiou—drama—u play that fascinates tho oyo—to koop tho nttoution
keyod up. I don't think it'll tako
them long to lenrn tho alphabet that's
lively and full of character."
Edison's hands, which had challenged
attention  by   tho way   they   pointed,
eral   times  daily—it  will   curo  every
"I was uni'oninate enough to catch
a bad cold from sitting in a draught
the moving-picture machine to the size
that we can sell fur about fifty dollars,
'then we've brought down the film,
which is ordinarily one thousand feet
long, to about seventy-seven feet long.
Look at those figures on the film, each
lHlM.OOO of an inch in height! Pretty
small, aren't thoy? You soo, the drama
runs down one sido of tho strip, comos
back up the middle, and thou finishes
pictures to
week.   That's pretty
aaneod, thrust hore and thore as he to!d|for tw° months' use, guaranteed, price
of tho alphabet drama, are worth a great I *I-00; smuller sizes 25c. and 50c. Bo-
deal of watching. They are not muscu- waro. of imitations, aud substitutors,
lar bands at all, but long ond hollow- ,in? 1U9,st on getting "Catarrhozono"
backed, tho hands of the dreamer, tho m,K"      "v ",■';, *v l i'«*«-t.,.„„,«
in my hare head,'' writes Miss Nora bv running back again along tho oppo
E. Jamleson, well known in Sangre site side. So we get two hundred and
Grade, T'i. "An acute condition of | thirty-one feet of picture ou seventy-
catarrh developed ln my nostrils, and seveu feet of film. Wo'11 rent a set of
for three days my eyes and nose ran
most copiously. The usual remedies entirely failed to relieve. I read In The
Mirror newspaper about Catarrhozone,
and sent to Smith Bros.' drug store for
a dollar outfit.' In two -Jays Catarrhozone cleared out my nostrils, cured the
sneezing, coughing, and all traces of
Large   size   Catarrhozone,   suflicient
for thirteen
but nt tho end of that time I was not
cured, and almost gave In. A friend
advised mo to givo Zam-Buk a trial.
"Almost as soon as applied, Zam Buk
stopped tho itchinp and the irritatioa.
I persevered with the balm, and it was
soon evident that it would do mo good.
Each day the pain was reduced, the
sore spots began to heal, and by tbe
time I had used a fow boxes of Zam-
Buk I was quite cured.
'' Since then Zam-Buk has cured
blood-poison in my finger, and at a
time when my finger was in such a
terrible condition that I feared it would
school for eight dollars have t0 be ampirtBted,.»
,,,,.-      y Cheap, isn tit T     Por   eczema,   blood-poisoning,   pu
You couldu t hire much of n teacher | uicergf aoregt abscesses, varicose ulcers,
only. By mail from tho Catarrhozono
Company, Buffalo, N.V., and Kingston,
Idealist, the man of imagination. The
fingers aro ton slim antennae, full of
speculation; tho backs of tho hands,
from wrist to knuckles, are actually a
littlo concave. Such bands go well with
the make-up of tho poot, thu artist, tho
dreamy dealer in emotions; but it. wus
no ond of n surprise to see them on this
genius of practical, everyday life. Looking ut tlte hands nlono, ono would classify- Edison as ono who lives entirely in
tho world of dclieato but vast imaginations, It is tho squareness of tho jaws,
the width and depth of the back head
und tho fulness of tho torsa thut indicate his limitless conibutiveness aud ro-  »« smiled in the calm, assured manner
hydrochloric acid, so that it will photograph in .the tubes nud cylinders like
solid whito vapor—if you ean Imagine
such a thing. It's perfectly practical.
We've dono it."
Tho inventor's face was aglow as he
talked of his latest achievement. If a
painter could have caught him thus und
faithfully sot him down on canvas, the
picture would bo famous forever. Tbe
mun was transfigured.   His eyes glowed,
bust enrgy in following his glorious
Imaginings to tho uttermost oud, regardless of obstacles.
"Will you toacb history with the
moving pictures?" asked Dr. Boeder.
"History! Yes—ancient, modem,
American, English—everything. Wo
sent a company of people up to Concord
nnd hud them .fight tbo battle of Lexington beforo the camera, with ull the
costumes and action correctly doue,
right on the old battlefield. *'
"Did you get a phonograph record of
'tho shot that was hoard around tho
world'f" asked tho president) who nlwnys will have his little joke.
"No; but, by George! we could if
wo wanted it," said Kdison. "We've
got the syncuorniz.bg reduced to such
n system now that we can play a whole
scene in moving pictures und have a
phonograph speak tho lines behind tho
screen so perfectly that you'11 think
tho actors in the picture aro talking.
But we're running the educational sores on pictures only. We've printed five
thousand sets of ttio battle of Concord
already. Cot I'nul Revere's ride, too;
and we're doing tho binding of Columbus—ships, costumos, Spaniards, Indians—everything just as it's represented in tho historical painting."
"How will you teach mathematics?"
Dr. Rooder wanted to know.
"Easily," Kdison answered, "Tako
addition—one and one nre two. One is
one boy iu tho picture, One boy is
addod to him, und ns tliey begin to play
together the children see they are two.
Another boy joins them, and they're
threo. Sumo way with substruction,
multiplication, aud division. Mako a
littlo drama of each ono, rule of throe
and all, and you'll have the children
crying for more."
"Will you touch algebra?" Dr. Koe-
der askod.
"Algebra?" Oh. pshaw!" cried Kdison, waving his right hand impatiently,
as if he wero brushing away a fly. "I
don't think algebra is of any prnctlcti"
uso.    vVe've nevor had nny need of i
many  as j its  customs  nnd
in  this  place.   I 'vo  hud
[forty to sixty draftsmen  working fori they've   actually
me every duy—two thousand or more, nil j the camera.
of one who sees true visions, his elo
quent hands Hew, One could seo in tho
busy theatre of his mind history, geography, mathematics, zoology, all tho
themes of the text-books, enacting themselves as plays in one vast, intricate,
yet harmonious panorama.
"In nature study—tako tho cruelty
of nature," ho went on. "You know
how tho big follows oat the littlo follows, and the littlo fellows gobble up
something smuller, and so on nil tho wuy
down the line of creation. We've got
ouo set printing now—I wish wo hnd it
finished und ready to show you. It bo-
gins with a man walking through the
woods. He comes to n pond and scoops
up a totuntocau full of wnter. Ho walks
bnck to tho laboratory, pours the cnn of
water into a tlut glass tank which is set
up before h low-power microscope—and,
whew! there's action for you! You see
a hideous helgrnnilte down at tho bottom of tho tank, and all tho wator above
him full of llttlo creatures devouring
one nnother. Up at tho top is a water*
eetle—he looks like a dragon bofore tho
microscope. The moment he sees the
helgramite, down ho plunges through
tho water and stabs him in the neck
with his pair of stings—jab! jab! jab!
—so us to paralyze his nervous system.
Tho helgramite swings around, turns
over, and begins to tight buck. Action?
Thero never was anything fiercer. The
othor creatures in the tank didn't notice it, becnuse they're too busy eating
each other up. Finally the beetle wins
and gobbles the helgramite.
"Tuke geography. You know how
hard it is to remember the dry details
of geography from n book. Wo show
a map with a mark pointing to some
remote spot, say In Africa. Onr mon
havo beon there with thc camera. The
picture-play shows tho nativo village
in tho forest. It is early morning. The
people awake, stroll out, cook breakfast,
oat it, go nbout thoir work, picking
rubber or cocoa, or whatever it may be.
Then we show tnein in their games and
dances. ,o you suppose tho boys and
t | giils will  remember tlmt country und
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siree!   Every littlo toddler in tho district will just want to scoot to school! "
Mrs. Maurice Hewlett, wife of tho
novelist, hus distinguished herself by
being the first woman of British nationality to become a qualified air womnn. She obtained her flying certificate recently aftor undergoing all the
tests triumphantly. They consisted of
doing the figures of eight and two landings, and during tho flights rising to
a height of UIO feet. Mrs. Hewlett is
also the first woman in that country io
do the dillicult right-hand turn in tho
uir. 8ho is n partner in a flying school
at Brook hinds, near London, und has
taken her certificate in order to have
a practical knowledge of the business.
It is uot her intention to do mucu dying herself.
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A wifo may bo a mnn's balance
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The mnn who never smiles inspiree
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As a rule, thu quieter the wedding
the nolser tho divorce.
Ono of tho commonest complaints of
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application for thorn is Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.
II u*rd to be that tlir tlirtleSt aad hardeat wot*
• woman Iwd to Uu about Ihe buuae wai,
polishing the ttoret..
"Slack Knight" Stove Polish haa «ade it ao    •
work and nc tuut>> at all,
"Black  Knlj{hi" i* e  vtnooth paste, that ta spread
easily with a cloth or brush und shines like a black
dianoud after a few gentle rubs. _*
li cleans as It polishes- keeps the stoves fresh %
aad bright, with almost aa Utile trouble aa  *j
polishing one's shoes.
:. buy! a big na of "Black Knight."
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mr.riAurrct.wnuo. uiiiLToN.etiL nUkcwitwta—iThrswerau*.
Sold b* Dealers Everywhere
The Imperial Oil Co., United
its   products?    Why,
beon   there,   through
told—and not one o'* us hns ever usod
[anything but simple arithmetic in our
calculations. Of courso, higher mathe
j matics is useful in some of tho elabonite
I problems of bridgo-buildorsj but when-
lover you want that sort of work done
[you can pay an expert twenty-five dol
■ lars and got it done right; so what's
I the use of bothering with it in ordinary
, life, any moro than you'd try to bo
I your own doctor?"
|    "And physics!" asked iho president,
! "Will you teach physics?"
"Oh, yos," cried the inventor, "Tnko
ii pump. Did you over lenrn out of your
Bcliool-book how it pump pumped and
j why il pumped? No; but as sunn as
yon actually saw a pump at work yon
understood right a wav. Well, In the
moving-picture drama T'll havo a follow
| build a pump, make all the parts, and
put them togothor. The soctloii of tube
facing the cauiora will bo made of glnss,
so tho children can seo all that's inside
of it. They'll soo the piston drive
down, the little valve, or t ap-door, lly
tin as tho plunger is force I under water,
closo down ngain life the plnngor ia
drawn lip, and the waler raise I up the
tube. Stoatu-engine tho snmo way—
they'll see tho water boil and the steam
go through tho cylinders and drive the
"We've got men in  Australia  uow.
'photographing  tho   immense   flocks  of
'sheep on tlio ranges, the work and play
of the shepherds, the washing of tho
[sheep, the shearing, the washing of the
wool, putting it in bales, freighting it
I down to the tea, loading it ia ships.
Then we'll show the ships unloading
ut the Kast India docks at London, the
■wool shipped to tho factory, uulondod,
scoured, cardpd, spun, dyed, woven, tho
idoth mndo up in Ik Its, Then the measuring, cutting, hasting, fitting, gowlngi
finishing cf garments, and at last the
tailor putting tho cont on tho man—
\\\\ in oi e Borles from the bogluillng in
tho Australian bush. Don't ynu ihink
that  will hold  their attention'/
' "We're just beginning on this new
'noss. po it isn't in shapo yot, though
Attacked by Asthma,   The first fear-
"i 1 sooBntl m  is of. suffocation, which
hour by hour becomes mmo desperate
and hopoloss.    To such a enso the rebel'
affordod by Dr. .T. I). Kellogg's Asthma
KV H ly seonif ii   hiu;.- less than miraculous.   [t.1 help in quickly apparent and
soon thc dreadful attack  is mastered.
The asthmatic wlfo has found out  tho
| dependability of this   sterling   re no ly
j will  nover be without  it.      It is Hold
■ everywhere,
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-■ host,
Warmth is essential to comfort. As yon grow elder, it is
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Get a Perfection Smokeless Oil
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Published  every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,
Islauder Printing & Publishing Company
Charles (J. Seokave,
Managing Editor.
Advertising rules puili I ni i!i mIm-' '
Subscriptiontpriuo JI ■■' i-i ym. , j    • ■    	
Tha editor does not hold  himself responsible for views expressed by
i    . •• •
SATURDAY,  DEC. 23,    1911.
"What the Editor has to say.
Merry Christmas! The Islander sends its greeting of
clteer and good will to its many readers. We hope, as good
t;ld Santa Claus goes jingling over hill and dale, o'er mountain
and stream, the prancing reindeer will rest at every home,
however hnmble; and that every little child will hear the happy song of the bells and have material proof that tliere is
a 'Santa Claus." And there is, too, just the loveliest being in
all the world, even to us older ones, if we only see with the
right kind of eyes.
The Islander hits this week been compelled to reject it
number of communications. Our correspondents do not seem
to have a very clear idea of the requirements of a newspaper,
particularly of the Islander.
Aside from the fact that The Islander stands for the uplift
of the community more conspicuously, perhaps, it is a. husiuess
proposition, a factory, just us much so as :i sash ami iioor;-i-i
any other factory. It manufactures a newspaper It makes
its money buying and selling the news In all cases it prefers
to buy its news—to pay its correspondents the regular rates
for their communications.
We want nev,s. The Islander represents a large district.
We want all the news from all parts, Union Bay, Courtenay,
Comox. We want articles telling of the wonderful wealth and
natural resources of every section of the district, its opportunities for home building and the safe and profitable investment of
capital. Such articles will cheerfully be paid for. There are
thousands of people anxiously seeking just such information,
to tell them where to come to find homes, where they can
make money. The Islander reaches many of them direct,many
more through the public libraries and reading rooms. Ever)'
home built here, every dollar spent in the development of our
wonderful resources, adds to the value of the property of those
already located here.
The movements and doings of our home people, society
events, building and improvement operations, are of interest lo
cally, so are acceptable, hut must be courteous and respectful
in tone and wording, never "funny."
The Islander freely publishes articles on politics, moral and
public riuestions, but does not pay for them. They must be
temperate in language and will be published only over Uie
writer's name.
One should never send a communication to a paper which
be does not care to have appear over his own name. Why
ask tbe editor or proprietor to assume a responsibility you
do not wish to?
We do not want funny stories, scandals, veiled jokes or
'j isbes." in fact, would not print them til advertising rates,
We do not care to present Uie seamy s.de uf life, if wu are
compelled to take notice of this side of life, it will he o ly its
the surgeon uses the knife. We prefer to present the clean,
sweet, Christian home life of our people and nation, the   only
life really worth while.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
CAPITAL, - $10,000^00_]   REST, -   $8,000,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends tn Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank cf
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to all otber departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to the Bank. ,231
CUMB   kLANDBkANCH,       W.T.WHITE, Manage..
THE VANCOUVER ISLAND NURSEUY 00. rrpret tbat owing
to the rtcf r t tn nvy fall, of Frew, they lave heen tillable to make
tlieir falldfiiiery se farly a, prcn isrd. Tbey lore, however, to have
their foil (shipment made in course of a weelr or ao.
It is not too late to order NOW for this shipment.
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
Are of (Mill
Five minutes from school, postoffice and
store, one mile of road frontage, one-fourth mile
from beach, three miles from Comox. Price,
$35 OO per acre     Easy Terms.    Apply to
Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per month.
Specinl rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge Iio conts.
No accounts run for 'his clans of advertising
fie Island Realty Co.
Pire Life, Live Stock
Accident .
Phone 22
Courtenay, B. C.
All Ms of Hauling Die
First Class Is For Hire.
Orders Promptly Attended to
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
Bottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
Best on the Coast
Pilsenei* Brewing Co..
Cumberland. B.C.
A good assortment of Berry Sets,
Fancy Cups and Saucers, Mugs, etc.
just opened out, also an assortment
of Toilet Sets.
A Full Stock of Furniture Beds and Bedding Always on Hand.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.C
JBea&nclT &@()ix>atfe$
jHeaf: Estate
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
5LT:srarar.rrnHssr:-T:■_■;.?:; TKraKEES^V'.
"Leallng Tobacco  King."
Better known as
Dealer in Fruits, Caiuly, Cigars
and Tobacco.
I __. Billiard Room in connection
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Load Agmtt if'
The London & Lan™,
Fira Insurance Oo.
;j let r it-1 before Insuring elsi
Office: Cumberland
.. jrju.■-■..«alMHMDH
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :    .
Up-to-d    Merchant Tailor
Courtenay, B. C, Next Door to Opera House
White Cooking
and White Help Only,
Everything Eirst Class
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
g Notary Public.
The right place for a good square and
Christmas Gift Free
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Christmas Gift Free
Sominq into my prem*
ises durinq the month
of December, will re*
ceive a
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
whether a purchase is made or not.  Gifts are worth SI. to $5.
My advice is buy early and get selections
Practical   Watchmaker
All Won\ Guaranteed
i Htr.
.  . . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
o. ^ns-zzom
The  Russell
Tlio only Car Mnde
in America with
the "Silent Knight
Also niiule in valve
. . . style
Cleveland, Brantford, Massey-Harris, Perfect and Blue Flyer Bicycles ; PiiirbanKB Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Maohvnts, (Inns, tin.     Scissors and Skates ground
Itiililrr Tires for Baby Oarriagss.   Hoops Jor Tnbs
H1 fiipte
Painter and
AU Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
John Jack' store,
Dunsmuir Avenue   Cumberland
a Year
Livery St*
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly I
attended to
Onion Lodob No  11, I. 0. 0. F.
Mi'i'in I'vinv F irlny ovetiitin to 7 nolock
■   I    <>   (I   i-    ||,|       Vising lllr'l.,. „
•Vt Ic ilUM,
Us. E. Aston, Secketaut
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
The finest hole! in lhe city.
many Friemii
and Patrons
A Very
t n
Thi» Coat Sweatee combines protection for tho throat with u neat ap*
poaruncc. Tin- Military Collar inakss
it posatnlo to* wear a tie.
The Cost Is $5,00
Including Toque to mutch
The Saving is 100 p. c.
Through buying from ub.
Wo Holiiiit correspoutleuco witb
organizations requiring special
colors ami designs, but for ordinary use we suggest the following:
Navy Blue, Purple, Blactt,
Brown, Grey, White, Yellow,
Green, Khaki, Pawn, Maroon,
Cardinal,  or Smoke.
Our trimmings aro appropriate
anil vary according to your selection, but if yuu wish you ciui
specify the color trimmings desired.    Mention  body  color first.
Wo guarantee oxtra heavy
weight as we use all imported
worsted yarn and best of workmanship.
Free S50.00 in Gash
under tho  following conditinos:
Each order entitles tho purchaser to one guess ns to which
of tho above enumerated colors
will prove most popular. State
in estimate tlio number of sweaters of the color you select which
in your estimation will bo sold
prior to February 15th, 1912.
In the event of n tie tho winner will bo determined by procedure of receipt of order.
Please mention this paper
when ordering.
Remit $5.0U by money order
or cheque, whon wc will immediately acknowledge order and send
sweater and toque by Parcel Post,
No orders accepted at this
price for delivery out of Canada.
Packed in "Holly llox" only
when requested.
Norwood & Norwood
HI|h'Gnde Swiitin Exclusively
Soaurset Blk., Winnipeg, Han.
Make your selection now and
lill in tho following as a reminder.
Chest Measurement 	
Color (Body) 	
Color (Trimmings) 	
lt never H'eiuoJ u noble tiling
Bomo little leagues of land to guln
From broken men, nor yet to Hing
Abrouil the thunderbolts ot" pain.
Yet    1    Imve    felt   tho   quiekouing
As peril heavy peril kissed—
My weapon was u little fnith,
And  fear was my antagonist.
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f'vle. ChllllwiPk fir »ll Infirm nt I on. uook
*u, m*v*. at'     -T1IKN' OOMB.
That Reminds He
Sue—"The church is jammed." Lou
—"Tlio Lord preserve us."
Pedestrian—"1 ley! You just missed
mo by an inch," Chauffeur—"He patient.    I'm coining buck directly."
It ia truo that it costs you more to
live now than it cost your greatgrandfather, but it wouldu't cost us much if
you lived as ho did.
Clinton—"1 suppose your little ones
ask you many emberrasslng questions?"
Clubleigh—"Yes, tliey are just like
their mother."
Motormuniac—"What do you think
is the most difficult thing for a beginner to learn about an automobile?"
Franksteiu—"To koep from talking
about it all tho time."
I'erdita—"VVhy do you sigh?"
Pouolopo—"Because I can't see tho
back  of my dress.      They say it fits
"Yoa, my friend, 1 was about to
marry the countess when 1 suddenly
learned that she spent more than a
thousand a year on hor dressmaker."
"Then whut did you do?"
"Why, I married tho dressmaker."
#   •   #
"You refuse to allow your son to
study spelling uud grammar?" said the
teacher. '' Absolutely,'' roplied Mr.
Groucher. "1 want him to try his
hand at current literature, and 1 don't
propose to spoil his dialect aud slang."
Racehorse Owner—'' William, you are
too heavy. Can't you take something
Jockey—'' I 'm wearing my lightest
suit and' haven't tasted food nil day."
Owner—"Then, i'or goodness' sake,
go and get shaved!"
"Vou nay you charge oxtra for Bum*
mor boarders who are trying to reduce
their weight?"
1' Ves,'' replied Farmer    Corntossel.
"I have to.     They    always   develop
the biggest appetites."
t.    #   *
The Lady—Wbat do vou want, little
The Kid—Could we pull off a light
between "Hutch" Biloy nnd "Pun-
ehor" Smith down in your cellar, und
could you guarantee dat dero'd bo no
police interference?
An agod colored man wns engaged in
burning tlio gruss oft! tho lawn of a
young broker when the latter returned
to liis home uud, thinking to havo sonic
fun with the old man, said: "Sambo,
if you burn that grass, the entire lawn
will be as blaek as you are." "Dat's
all right, mill," responded the negro.
"Some o' dose days dat grass grow up
an' lie as greon as youh are."
An aristocratic visitor, who was making tlio final call in tbo slum district,
rising, said:
"Well, my good woman, ] must go
now. Is there anything I can do for
"No, tbenk ye, mum," replied the
submerged one.   "Ye mustn't mind if
I dou't return the call, will yo? I haven't any time to go slummin' meself."
Dr. IJ. W. Wiley, the food expert, was
talking at a luncheon in Washington
about a food adulterator. "His ilrst
offor," said Dr. Wiley, "sounded, on
the face of it. fair to the public, but it
wns in reality as unfair as the offor
of the divorcee. A wife, nfter the divorce, said to ber husband: 'I am willing to loan ynu tho baby half of the
timo.' 'Good!' said he, nibbing his
hands, 'Splendid.' 'Yes,' she resumed,
'you may have hiin nights.'"
A. cortain editor had cause to admonish his son on account of his reluctance
to attend school. "You must go regularly and learn to bu a great, scholar,"
said the fond father, encouragingly,
"otherwise you can never be an editor, you know. What would you do.
for instance, if your paper came out full
nf mistakes?" The boy looked up into
his parent's face witb childish innocence. "Father," he said, solemnly,
"I'd blame 'cm on the printer!" And
then the editor fell upon his son's neck
and wept tears of joy. Ho knew he had
a successor for the editorial chair.
An Irish doctor, while enjoying a
holiday in tho country, took the opportunity along with a friend to go
fishing, During operations the doctor's
sinker came Off and was lost. He was
iu a dilemma—no sinker, no moro fishing that duy. Happy thought: he had
a bottle i'i'i his pocket. Tho bottle
was filled with water, carefully corked,
and sent, down on its mission.
Aftor a few minutes' interval the
doctor had a bite and pulled at his
lino at ranlttg spec!, finding a fine pair
of fivli, ono on each book.
"lln. doctor, twins this timo!" ex-
claimoii liis companion,
"Yot," quoth tho doctor, "and
brought  up on tho bottle, loo."
It was his first nppoaranco as a dramatic critic, and during the afternoon he
saw that remarkable melodrama, "The
Red-handed Five," and in the evening
he witnessed a thrilling performance "f
"Flit the Forger; or. The Clue of the
Blrd-Frightenor."    And   it  made  him
Nevertheless, he went back to the of-
(Jpo nnd props rod to write a scathing
six-column condemnation. Hnt before
d begun the editor rusbod in.
'Sorry," he cried, "but you'll havo
to boil your stuff down. Try and got a
trou.* criticism nf both plays into
bout—well—or, pay two lines."
The critic noddoil. Then with a d:i,li
he dipped his pen into thc ink.
"The first drama," he wroto, "\v:i«
II blood and thunder, and the second:
was nil thiol and blunder."
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Thinness, tiredness, poor color, loss
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isyspepsia and Stomach Disorders.
You don't require a harsh, griping
medicine, Uest results como from Dr.
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muscles as to enable them to again act
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misery and dyspepsia disappears,
You will find Dr. Hamilton's Fills a
scientific cure for all forms of stomach distress, headache, biliousness, bad
color, liver complaint and constipation.
.,o bait-way measures—but lasting cure
for these conditions follow tho uso of
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Catarrhozone Co., Kingston, Out.
"Doctor: "Now, there is a very simple
remedy for this—er—this—er—recurring thirst. Whenever you feel that
you want a whisky nnd soda just eat an
apple—eat an  apple."
Patient: "But—er—fancy eating fifty or sixty apples a day!"
"Mamma, can you change five cents
for me?" asked the innocent little Ger
"How do you wish it changed
dear?" said mamma.
"Into a dime," was the ingenuous re
*    *    ii
First Boy: "Your folk ain't as rich
as ours. My father and mother go driving every day."
Second Boy: "My father drives ev
erv dav, too."
First Boy: "I don't believe it! What
does he drive?"
Second Boy: "mails."
»    •   «
It was in the rabbit-hole railway, oth
erwise the subterranean line, and tue
usual scramble was taking placo at one
of the stations as passengers entered
or alighted.
The dear old gentleman was buried
deeply in his favorite weekly—the one
with golden covers—and us he made
his wny unconsciously towards tho exit
ho trod somewhat heavily on the pet
corn of a burly Scot.
"Hoot, mon!'' groaned Sandy, ten
derlv caressing tbe injured limb. "Are
ye blind?"
The 0. G. glared fiercely over tbe
top of his paper.
"Hoot yourself!" he snarled. "D'ye
think 1 'm a motor 'bus?"
With the Horses
The opinion is entertained by at least
one authority that Tommy Murphy, the
Long Islander, stands out as a shining
light among the relnsmen of the present
day, and the wonderfully successful
season that this young man has just
closed doubtless strengthens that opin
ion, but, good as Murphy has proven
himself to be, the casual observer will
have difficulty in determining wherein
his superiority lies ovor such drivers
as Ed. Geers, Alonzo McDonald, Billy
Andrews, Walter Cox, Dick McMahon,
and possibly one or two others.
Murphy's rise in tho harness horse
world has been nothing short of phen
omonal, but the opportunity had much
to do with bis success, and it is si
question if one of his winning races
could be singled out that could not
have beeu won by nny one of the othor
drivers mimed.
Thc opportunity has a great deal to
do with making reputations foi race
drivers, One year we see a driver out
with a stable of high class horses, just
ns Murphy had during the season now
nt an end, or it may be that the driver
Will have only one horse, in liis stable
but a regulnr rip snorter, then tbt
scribes are ever ready to acclaim such
driver u '' wizard." etc. The next
year, however, this snme driver may
have horses of bnt ordinary class, and
in tbis case, when he is unable to
finish in front in the majority of hi1
races, hi* reputation Buffers and he is
no longer classed as the loador of his
> s d mailer of fact, there is very
little to choose between the leading
relnsmon who are yearly sen on the
mile track. One year Gees will hoad
the lift of mbnev-winnlng drivers, then
it will be McDonald, and again Murphy, but who will ray that Goers would
uol havo been (he largesl winner
among the race drivers this yoar if the
trotters Charlie Mitchell, 2.00 14, and
R. T. 0„ 2.0G :'.-«, and the pacer Sir
Ii.. 2.03 1-4, had been in his stable In-
Corns are caused by the pressure *
fight boots, but no one need bo troubl
with them long when so sinn le a reiue I
m Ftolloway's Corn ('ure is available
Tn its initial stages a cold is :i local
ailmont easily dealt with. Bill man-
neglect It und tho result is often the
lovolopmont of distressing Polzures of
'he bronchial tu'io? aad lungs that ron*
jder lifo miserable for the unhappy victim, As a fi"-t aid there is nothing
in tho handy modlcim lino so certain In
curative results ns Bicklo's Anti-Con-
Uumptiyo Syrup, the far famed remedy
fi'r colds and coughs.
stead of Murphy's, and who will sny
that Murphy eould uot have been at the
head of the list last year if ho had
been favored with the Abbey, 2.04, the
champion pacer of the year, and Dudie
Archdale, 2.00 1-4, the largest monoy-
winniiig trotter, as tools to work with?
The disparity among tho drivers who
confine their operators on the half-
mile tracks is much greater, for the
principal renson that many "greenhorns '' or probationers, are seen on
tno twieo-around courses, and again
many men are found driving on tho
smaller trucks who shoui« be driving
mules or handling a  pick and shovel.
Occasionally such a ono will be seen
on the big traens, but tho boneheads
do not last loug in high society. If by
somo chance one should fiud his way.
into tho Grand Circuit ho quickly discovers he is in deep water, and "disappears, going back to the half-mile
tracks, whero ho is more at homo.
The Q.and Circuit is moro of a High
School, as it wore, for only those educated in tbe art of raeo driving ure
able to retain uoir positions, while on
the half-mile tracks the preparatory
lessons aro obtained.
In connection with drivers, it recalls
tbo fact thut the lot of a starting
judge is much easier on the big trucks
than on the half-mile ones, for in the
one caso the startor has to deal with
men invariably proficient iu their calling, whilo in the other it is often tho
case that tho drivers are a very indifferent lot, some good, some' bad,
and others worse.
Good drivers seldom give a starting
judge nny trouble, for they know that
in trying to help tho starter they are
helping themselves.
It is not an uncommon occurrence
on the half-mile tracltB to soe a driver deliberately delay the start of a
heat by ono way or another. It was
only recently at DufTerin Park that
the spectacle of two or throe drivers
deliberately delaying starts were seen,
but in each instance it was the work
of a novice or a driver whoso reputation is at low water mark. Imposing
fines upon such drivers does not seem
to have the desired efi'ect, and the
nuestion is, what should be done with
them? Suspension appears to be the
only solution, nnd whilo tho latter remedy might look too sovore. the ultimate result probably would justify the
It is reported in tho London Financial Times that u Tyno firm is about to
dispatch a ileot of five vessels—three
whalers, a factory ship, and an oil carrier—to engage in whaling in the vicinity of Kergueleu Island, whero i\or-
wegian stations are already established. From many purts of tho world
comes the news of an active revival in
the whaling industry, which had boon
ut a low ebb for many years. Norwegian companies are said to bo reaping
enormous dividends in southwest African waters, nnd u Germany company,
just formed with a capital of $250,000,
is about to begin operations in tho
same region.
About twenty Norwegian expeditions,
with crews aggregating 700 men, uro in
the field. The Norwegian companies,
as a rule, buy second-hand British
steamers, and lit them out with ull the
most modorn appliances for whalo catching aud trying out. Tho whole process of recovering the marketable products from the carcass is curried ou
nt sea.
Upward of a dozen whalers hail from
Dundee. One of these, the Balaena,
has recently declared a dividend of
34% per cent.
At the bottom of tho canon, far below
my window seat,
Through the crush of cab and trolley,
down the ribbon of a street,
Endless crowds are pouring forward, on
their flaring, fevered way
From factory or otlice to the tenement
or piny.
And I linger half expectant, with this
scented note in hand
That has bid nte to a woman's sido in
tinsel fairyland;
Half expectant, half consenting, when
nbove the furthest  roofs,
Swinging out in all the glory of a
night in early June,
The herald of high memories, majestically moves
Across my patch of heaven night's
calm miracle, tho moon.
I remember how it shone thus in a
winter long ago,
When the skies were cold with starlight und tho fields wero whito with
And thero fared bv thnt kind lantern,
hand in hand, a boy and girl—
1 ha-i con its face reflected where the
Niugu'm eddies whirl;
I have had its ray to guide mc down a
Colorado trail;
lt has led me through the desert wliere
a Bedouin would fail;
In the great Northwestern country it
nnd 1 have stood alono
In a wilderness of mountains, under
nenth tbe eyes of God,
In   the   midst   of  leagues   uncharted,
black delile and silver cone,
Where the red men's tents have vanished,   where   uo   while   man   ever
It lias called, and I have followed; and
tonight   a   woman 's  word—
Oh, the sweetest and the subtlest that
my ears have ever heard—
Bids mo stay; ami  if 1  tarry, J. shall
nevermore depart,
Only linger by her always, lips to lips
nod heart to heart.
Shall 1  hoed her,'    Shall I slumber on
a lily com h of lovo,
While the Open Hoad is calling to the
mountain peaks nbovo?
Nn.   I  take the higher thralldom, and
tomorrow's sun slmll  see
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Toronto, joined the Queen's Own, aud
was ono of the lucky oues chosen to go
With that regiment to the North-west
in 1885. He served throughout the Be
bollion und lived to wear a medal for
his service. Afterwards he wont to
Montreal aud served in tho Victoria
Kiiles. Later he wont to Boston and
was invited to join tho Ancient and
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reign of Queeu Victoria, Mr. Graham
was one of thoso who took tho trip.
Thc entertainment was tremendous. It
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medal on Mr. Graham. He stopped uud
asked Mr. Graham how ho came to wear
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inspected by General Sir Garnet Wolseley, who had commanded the troops In
tbo Ked Kiver Expedition, As ha passed
along the line, he noticed the medal,
but said nothing at tho time. Shortly
afterwards, au orderly approachod Mr.
Graham and said that General Wolseley
desired to speak to him. Mr. Graham
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tbo Duke of Cornwall (now King
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The General nlso asked him how he
eamo to get the medal. Mr. Graham
suspected that Wolseley thought he had
picked it up in a secondhand store, but
he oxplained us best he could. The
Oeneral asked him many question*
ubout tho regiment in which he had
served, tho name of his Captain, his
commanding oflicer, the work done by
his column, the engagements lie had
been in, aud so on. But Graham was
ablo to answer accurately and to cod
viuce the General that ho had a right to
wear the decoration.
Colonel Graham is still u young maa
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of Boston, of which be is a past preti
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But the Colonel's good luck did not dr
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HAiy person who is sole head of a
family, or any male over eighteen years
ef age may homestead a quarter section
(Hit) acres, more or less) of avnilublo
Dominion land in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta.
"Tho applicant must appear in person uk tho Dominion Lands Agency, or
sab-agency for thc district,
"In cortaln districts a homesteader
in good standing may pre-empt a quarter section alongside his homestead."
—Government Lands, Freo Home-
stead Regulations.
A littlo, slight, childlike woman
swung tno door open for me as I sprang
from tho auto and dashed up tlio steps
iato tho Calgary Ouiee of Domin ion
Lands. Maybe she was twenty-throe
years old—maybe loss. As 1 bowud to
thank her, I noticed that she was poorly
dressed. And it was cold, intensely
•old. A biting February wind swept
down from tho boulder ..roken snows of
tho distant Rockies, whirling up great
•louds of feathery Hakes, and wailing a
paean of joy aud victory in tho swaying, struggling telegraph wires.
Inside, 1 turned, curious, and looked
at her through tho glass of tlio door.
Ovor an undorcOftt of black cloth with a
far collar she. had on a man's long-hair-
ad bearskin coat, from whieh the buttons or frogs had boon torn, and their
places taken hy short pieces of brown
string tiod in bows. Over hor head and
ears was pulled a whito, wollen toque,
while her eyes shone dully through a
navy-blue veil, gathered into a knot
at the nape of her nock. Ono hand, in
a man's black sneepskin gauntlet, never
taft the door-latch; the other was thrust
deep into the ouormous cavity of tho
black bearskin eoat pocket.
"Well," I said to myself, as I went
up the stairs to the otlice, "I've often
heard of these waiting homestead preemption ists, but I'vo uovor actually
seen them before. It. certainly is Interesting. ''
"What's tho story?" I said to tho
land clerk, as 1 nodded towards the
door. "Whore's sho from. What's she
deing!" '
"Who! Ohl tho homesteader?" ho
questioned. " Well, her name is Mrs.
Fuux, and she comes frum somewhere
up in the Rosobutl country, about one
hundred miles ninth, where sho aud her
husband have a homestead. A little
while ago an adjoining homestead was
declared unprovon and for sale, and so
Bill and his wife decided to come down
aad pro empt it. Before that, wheu
they (irst got. married, sho lived at
Peterboro,  where she  was born.  Then
Tt Iti Brain Growers ol
Ma Itibi, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan and many parts of Manitoba frost
damage has reduced the grade of grain
down to around feed quality. This ro*
dices the amount of cash the farmor
receives for his crop. It is therefore
neccsrary, in fact imperative, that the
farme- should get every cent possible
eut of hiB low grade grain, and thoro is
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through the quality being so poor thut
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prices, we make this statement, that
having low grade grain this yenr is
tho beet thing that ever happened to
him. It will initiate him into tho
mysteries of shipping grain, and the
gain in experience in future years
through this knowledge will mean a
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We have been handling grain in
Western Canada since 1SH2—through
elevators, ou commission, track buying,
and street buying—and this experience
han taught us the best way for farmers
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preiuat we are comisslou merchants
solely, handling car lots ua commission.
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ton ef prices declining, la fact, il will
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sen so n as they would like, because v.\.
believe that prices later on will be
mnrh better than they are nt present,
'lhis will also apply to No. "1 O.W. oats
and No. 3 barley. We have been handling grain on commission for many
years and farmers who began shipping
to un years ago still continue to eon-
aigit to us. as they realize that this is
tho best method to get good prices no
matter what the grade may bo. Anyone
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ond othor market information Shipping
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to It Tho grading and weighing uf
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sho went with Hill, her husband, to
Schenectady, New York, and thero they
saved enough money to move up to
>vestoru Canada and buy an improved
homestead, 'ihoy made good all right,
and last year grew thirty bushels of
Al winter wheat to the acre."
"Ilow long havo tliey been bercT'l
"Since Monday morning."
"Since Monday morning?"
"Yep.    Day  and  night  ono  or  the
other of  'cm uovor lets go that latch,
and if they hold out until Saturday at
nine o'clock and get into the land olliee
lirst they win a piece of land worth $8,-
000 anyhow,"
"Great Scott! Talk about nerve and
courage," 1 ejaculated, as 1 turned
away, ' 'J hopo they Ml win out, I'm
sure. Pluck like that deserves it. lt
sure does."
when I went out I found that Bill
had joined his wife, who was now sitting, chatting, on the stono balustrade
while he held the latct Sho smiled up
at him. "Ilow do you feel now, Bill;
better for yer breakfast, boy?" "Wall,
1 guess, yes." lie threw out his broad
chest. "1 fool liko a two-year-old, a
lighting cock, or a landowner," at
which tliey both laughed heartily.
Bill was short and stout, with yellow-
red hair, a heavy crop of freckles, and
a thin, pleasant face. Ho wore a black
hatchet-fihapod cap, which Intensified it.
Ono of his front teeth was filled with
gold, and when ho smilled a ray from
tho sun jumped back from it and stabbed mo in the eye.
For four nights he had held tho fort
against active com petit ion, trickery,
ami feint, on the top of that step, und,
with the end so near iu sight, it was not
to bo wondeicd at that he felt jubilant.
At seven o'clock each morning his wife
would relieve him, when he breakfasted
at a small hotel near by, and slept until
mid-day. Sho would relievo him again
late In the afternoon for supper, and
remain uu the Stops with him until ten
or eleven o'clock, when she retired,
Towards tho end of lho weok they
weie joine.l in their vigil by other aspirants to the homestead, one of whom
watched them liko a lynx, hoping that
for one biief second Faux would forget
and let go of tho coveted door-handle.
Bill's wife wns beside him and warned
him to be careful, but somehow, iu a
rueh of peoplo through tho door, he
dropped tho latch for a moment, and
hey, presto! some one else hnd it.
Dining tho week, however, the hundreds of people who daily sift in and
out of the busy post-office had come to
know thc young peoplo and to sympathize with them in their desire, aud
when the crowd learned that, through a
trick, Faux had become dispossessed of
his place at the head of the lino, tho
low began. Every body in tho street
pitched ia,'and it was n miracle how
the Intruder escaped with life and limb.
In the midst of the light the land ofllcor
suddenly appeared iu the doorway and,
standing on n chair, road the Riot Act,
which, in the form of regulations, prevents all such doings. It was as follows:—
"it is to bo distinctly understood
that priority of right on the part of a
waiting applicant to enter for any parcel of land does not arise before the
opening of the olliee on the day upon
which such land becomes available for
Tho land agent bellowed this regulation from his elevated perch, gesticulated violently with his arms, and disappeared backward through the doorway.
All hands were ordered off tho steps,
and three members of the Royal Mounted Police took charge. Later in the
day, however, tno young couplo, fearing
to loso the advantage their early coming had iu the beginning gained for
them, returned and quietly crept up
the steps onco moro, nnd took up tholr
position at tho latch. The stornfaeed
Riders of the Plains, who evidently
sympathized with them, looked the other way and said nothing, and once
moro Hill nnd his wife had possession
of the door-latch. And there they huiig
on, nt the hood of the rapidly increasing line, until seven o'clock the following morning, when thc outer loov
of the post-office was opened, and a wild
scramble for tho stairs up to tho laud
office ensued. At this door the pantomime was enacted once more, with Bill
as the hero holding firmly to tbfl irv.nl
knob of the door. At nine o'clock tho
inner door swung back and William
Faux, tho first in line, grabbed the
pen from the desk near-by, signed his
name at the point, indicated by the
clerk, paid the regulation fee, and ue-
lightedly left the office, clutching tightly in his hand the long-sought papula
giving to him the prize homestead.
"Wore wo thero with the goods,
Bill?" asked his wifo as she fondly
grasped his arm ut tho bottom of the
stairs; "did wo get the land?" And
she peered wistfully into his face.
"Wall, I just guess wo did," replied
Bill, delightedly. "I reckon we was
thero with the goods," and, smiling
fondly at ono another, they pushed tlieir
wny through the waiting throng aud
disappeared around tho cornor.
"Anothor slcoper awakening," aro
the words in which n London paper
spooks of the present revolt iu tho vory
heart or tho Cliineso Empire. Wo learn
from tho Europonn press that Wuchang
ou the banks of tho great rlvor Yang-
tse, opposite tho leading ten-exporting
eentro Hankow, first turned against the
govornmont Hankow was next occupied by the rebels; tho railroad to Po-
kintr was torn up and ronderod impassable. Bodies of the imperial army
joined and nre still joining tho insurgents by tho thousand, A government
arsenal, containing vast stores of arms
and ammunition, has been seized, and
tho well-informed correspondent of tho
London Times writes that China is now
facing a more serious revolt even than
the Tniping rebellion. It is the opinion of the European press that mi .(government lies at the root of Cliineso revolutionary movements, especially as
shown in tho failure of tho now "Na
tional Assembly" to remedy the evil of
corruption. What this general misgov
eminent means is explained by Sun Yat
Sen, tho brains of the uprising, in au
article in the London Daily Chronicle.
Ho says:
"The ruling of tho dynasty is not
government. All is oppression. Corruption is universal," Of tho provincial
governors he says: "Thero are no laws
as you (English) know laws. The governor of each provinco makes his own
laws."   lie cites examples, aB follows:
"Every time a governor, or magistrate, or chief officer, takes charge of
a district, thu first thing ho does is to
find out who aro the rich, who aro favorably disposed toward him, nnd who
against him. ' Le selects first one of
thoso whom he has reason to believe
dislikes him, forces one of those on his
side to make a criminal chal-go against
tho selected man, aud has him arrested
Oil the charge, which is invariably a
false charge. Tho governor on riches
himself by each case, as tho only thing
in the nature of a law ho knows is that
the dynasty empower him to tako as his
own as much as he likes, usually thc
wholo, of the property of every man
whom he arrests and punishes. The arrested man hus no appeal, llo has no
-.ie next motive of the revolution is
thc desire of the racial Chinese to claim
their rights, oust tho Manehu dynasty,
and establish a ropunlic. Tho proclamation of the above-named lender says,
on this point, that "the citizens of all
China" are waging war against the
Manehu dynasty—
"For the purpose of shaking off the
yoke of the Tartar conqueror by overthrowing the present corrupt state of
autocracy aud establishing a republic
In its placo, and at thc samo time intend to enter upon a more closo relation
with all friendly nations for the sake
of maintaining the peace of the world
and of promoting the happiness of mankind."
Tho seriousness of tho situatiou is
quite realized by tho London pross, and
we road in tho Chronicle:
"There is reason to benevo that the
rising which has now assumed such
serious dimensions is directed by well-
to-do and educated Chinamen, and especially by young men who have studied
abroad, in Europe, America, and in
Japan, if they have succeeded in making common cause with a disaffected
and under-paid army, their chances of
success must bo considerably greater
than the Tai-ping rebels could ovor
reckon on, . . . The Manehu dynasty is indeed face to faco with me
gravest peril it has encountered for
many years past. Everything depends
on prompt and vigorous action."
Whilo the London Dally Mail admits
that "the causes of the rising are obscure," It still supplies many justificatory reasons. Although "tho Chinese government professes to believe that
it is directed against the nationalizing
of railways and tho conditions of foreign loans," as a mattor of fact "tho
cause lies deeper.''     'lo quote furthc.':
"The working of the constitution lias
boon hampered and the promised reforms have been denied. Experience
has taught the Munches and the Peking
government notning. They have smit
their eyos to thc changes that aro taking place througnout the empire. China
has ceased to bo an inort mass. It
has been stirred into activity by the
Japanese war. Education on European
and Japanese lines has spioad. Tho
Court Circular—the oldest newspaper iu
the world'—is no longer the only source
Of information. There is not a town
oi any sii.e that has not ;ts newspapers,
and the popple everywhere aro learning that if they are to hold their own
tney must reform not themselves alono,
but also Poking and the Manehu dynasty. However anxious tho Chinese
government may be to create the impression that this outbreak is directed
against its railway and loan policy, the
cause lies deopor."
"The Hg'tation against tho Manchus," snys tho Manchester Guardian,
"though it has itB roots deep in tho
past, may bo said to have taken its present form with the education of Chinese students iu -lapan and America,"
lu the same strain The Evening Standard and St. James's Ouzotto remarks
that there exists in China "a widespread desire for reform, extending like
a fan from Canton, whero Chinese land
from their travels, ond air their admiration of other lands." But "considering tho steady tide of feeling in favor
of progress," "an armed revolt is altogether too crude and violent a romedy
for tho situation." Iu agreement with
this The Morning Post (London) thinks
that "a cry for reform, an attack on
abuses, and a storm of popular passions
aro not enough to make a government
nor to supply the basis of it." "The
awakening of China" seems to The Pall
Mall Gazette (London) "crude and misdirected," although "of vital concern
to the whole world.' "Talking of
proclaiming a republic," as Mr. Sun
Ynt Sen proposes, says The Saturday Review (London), "is more moonslnno,"
yet "the insurgents seem to bo scoring
heavily." De Tocquovillo's apothom
than "tho most nerilous moment for a
bad government is that in whicli it begins to reform itself" is quoted by tho
London Times, whicli adds that tho disappointed hopes of largo reforms havo
roused tho population to fury. Hence
wo read of the so-callod "National Assembly," which was to do so much for
the oppressed classes:
"In tho experiences of tho last year
thero has been much that may explain
the growing impntionco of tho Chinese.
, Though a beginning has been mado in
constitutional experiment in the sum
j moning of tlio Tstichen Yuen, or Natiou-
'ol Assembly, a pnrtially eloctod body intended to'proparo the way for a full
parliament, and though much has been
dono in the wny of reform by introducing European methods in certain
bronchos of the civil nnd militnry administration, nothing has bcen done to
cure tho root evil of Chinese public life
—tho almost universal corruption of the
official classes."
Some Good Stories of Lord Kitchener
Thoro aro many populnr misconcep
tions about the New British Agent-General in Egypt. Ho is depicted ns inhumanely cold, above, or incapable of,
ordinnry human omotions or frailties.
Poor G. W. Stovons' description of him
as "a brain working in a box of ico"
took the public's fancy, and stuck. Yot
Lord Kitchener is a very human mau,
and no more perfect than any other
man that is burn of woman. Ho has a
temper, and ho sometimes pushes firm
ness to thc verge of mulish obstinacy.
During tho Dongola Expedition he
wished General Sir Archibald Hunter
to mako a forced march to a certain
point. For ouco in his life General
Hunter demurred. Thero was no particular object to bo gained by the
march, and it meant certain loss of
Hie owing to the lack of water. Kitchener lost his temper. "Either you oboy
orders or go home by the next boat,'*'
he stormed. General Ilu a ter obeyed,
and ou Lord Kitchener's head to-day
is tho useless loss of over soventy livos.
Lord Kitchener's icy exterior is
mainly a mask. Ho is at heart au
emotional man. Kciuembcr that ho aas
Irish blood in him. Remember, too,
that as a young man Kitchener wanted
to "chuck" the Service and become an
actor. Lord Kitchener and the "artistic temperament" may seem as wide
apart as the poles, but in truth ho is
a sensitive, imaginative man. 1 saw
him once burst iuto tears when a cherished plan had miscarried, and I saw
him again cry like a child at tho thanksgiving servico at Khartoum. Lord
Kitchener has the power of tears and
equally  the factor of honest laughter.
•Vmong.his A.D.C,'s at one time was
Lord Athlumney, Ascending the Nile
one day in a guuboat Lord Athlumney
received his "baptism of tiro" from a
Dervlgb, who kept sniping at him from
behind a rock. Lord Athlumney noted
tho rock, and when the enemy had been
routed, went to it and picked up the
empty cartridges he found thero as mementos. Returning to cam]t he showed
us them in Lord Kitchener's presence.
"Did ho hit you?" someone askod.
"Oh, no," replied Athlumney, protending to tremble. "1 was shaking too
much to mako a good target."
The idea of tho human moving-pic-
turo target seemed to tickle Lord Kitchener, for ho laughed Honierically.
Lord Kitchener can enjoy a joke, and
he can also make one. During his visit
to New Zealand he was taken round tho
sights by a famous Maori guide, a lady
of very charming personality. Among
other places she took him to a cave,
round which tnoro centres the following
Maori story: First, bo it promised tnat
there aro no swear-words iu thc Maori
language. If a Maori wishes to swear
he resorts to Saxon, and if he wishes to
insult another Maori in his own language he likens him to food, calling
him pork, or mutton, or something like
that, fn the old days this meant a
blood feud, and long ago one Maori
called another roast veal, and then
lied to the bush, where he found the
cave in question. There he managed
to hidb for four yeas, but at last ho
was captured, his head cut off, and his
brains eaten, as was tho custom iu
those merry days.
This was the story the guide told
Lord Kitchener, and when she had
finished, ho turned round and said:
"Ah, then, 1 suppose It would be highly dangerous to call a Maori lady a
littlo ducltl"
Lord Kitchener is a man of kindly
impulses. Once a telegraphist, in his
employ came to him ami said he wished
to go homo to be married. Kitchener
remonstrated with him, pointing out
that he was throwing away a good
career, but the man was firm.
"Woll," said Kitchener, "I think
you'ro a fool, but—er—bore's something to buy yourself a wedding pro-
sent,", tho "something" being a $50
noto. No, Lord Kitchener is not a
cold-hearted man, nor is he by auy
means an ascetic. The splendor of
his entertainments) in India, and even
on active service he always lived well,
oven luxuriously. Did not the champagne ho sont to Mnrchand at Fash-
oda go a long way toward making the
negotintions easy?
- some of hcr friends sho met the lion.
As the country weeklies are putting it:
" It was a caso of love at first sight."
A marriage took placo tho other afternoon at the "Little Church Around
tho Corner."
And Julius McVicar, who not so long
ago was knocking round Kamia in
knickers, hns to-day a wife worth $15,-
Tho bosoniB of the papers throughout Ontario have been rather agitated
during tho past few days by the matrimonial adventures of Julius McVicar,
formerly of Sartiia, Ont.
It appears thnt Mr. Julius McVicar
an ordinary Ontario town boy, has
just sung himself into a Standard Oil
fortune of some fifteen millions.
Julius is tho son of the lato S. A.
McVicar, one-time oditor of tho Sarnia
Canadian. About a dozen years ago
Sarnia became too slow for him. and
ho took a train for New York. Ho
landed on the stnge.
In Gotham he made quite a reputation among Broadway managers us a
musical comedy singer. Tall and handsome, ho was noted for the gallantry
he could put over the footlights in his
songs, lie became a favorite among
matinee girls. It wns certain that he
was cut out for a romance.
Tho romance came. It happened that
one day the widow of the late Alanson
Clumner, oil magnate, attended one of
Mc Vicar's performances. The lady was
thrilled by tho vocnl strains of tho Canadian   singer.     At   tho   residence   of
Tho Montreal Star remarks that the
Chinamen of tho metropolis have caught
that popular Canadian malady, roul estate fever.
Slant-eyed Celestials, with great foresight, arc said to be booking lots in tho
boom districts of Montreal, often paying down spot caso.
Their activity is in great part speculative, 'ihoy aro not merely reaching
out for laundry sites.
Critics, who insinuute evory timo tho
police raid a gaaiblrng hell and rope in
a score of yellow men, that tho mon
ol7 Chiun are not getting as square a
chance at gambling as those whites who
frequent the Woodbine, Bluebonnets, or
Port Erie, cnn surely' now have no
ground for contrasting gambling facilities afforded white or yellow men.
Chinamen, buying lots for speculative purposes, have entered what is
sometimes tlio greatest gamble of thom
all—real estate.
The (Jiineso realty market the last
fow days has been tailing somewhat of
a slump. Money, which wonld ordinarily go into lots, is drifting out to the
revolutionists in tho land that is waking from its long sleep.
There is one man in Canada who was
actually run over by a rail-road train
and not killed! Indeed, his injuries
were so slight, that ho remarked, almost cheerfully:
"ily arm hurts me Uio worst, but it
will bo bettor, I hope, in a few days."
Tho experience of Robert Uiggins,
the bridge constructor of tho Grand
Trunk, who, in a moment of earless-
ness, was knocked down by a locomotivo at Sarnia, reads like tiie yellowest
of romantic fiction.
Almost a whole train passed over his
body. Ho lived to tell the tale, and a
vivid story it is:
"I felt tho engine crawling up on
mo, and I could do nothing. I thought
tho ash box would catch me and grind
me. It caught in my coat, and 1 wns
shoved nlong on the track. My face
was being ground ia the cinders, but
I was powerless. J was dragged some
feet, when my head dropped down into
a hollow and thc coat gave way, releasing me from (lie ash Ikix.
* i was safe from tnat danger for
tho moment, but I feared the brake
beams. They arc fastened in the centre with steel rods, and I kuew that if
I were caught hy the ends of tho bolts
I would be killed. I edged to the side
of the truck to escape them, I felt tho
wheels of the tender and cars scraping
my arms.   I crouched down as close to
tho ground as I could to escape them.
When tho (irst trucks passed over there
was some space before the roar ones
came. Then 1 yelled. Three curs had
passed over me before the engineer
heard me. lie stopped when part of the
fifth had gone by, and I was found an
dor the cars. My companions rushed
up, expecting to find me ground to
pieces.   However   1 was only bruised.1'
A group of married women can't talk
to a bachelor more than ten minutes
without ugrcoing that he knows more
than he has any business to know.
Sympathy is a poor filler for nu emp
ty stomach, or even for u broken taoart.
Confidence is that quality you oc
cusiomilly see in au old bachelor attempting to amuse a baby.
T,Ji'"i-'    ' T>_1*_m--\-' •   -J-   _^_^_
McMillan fur & wool co.
t-: i o it <; i it < i i. a it
Cor. Portage Ave. and Fort St.
\.svar.(ed  first prize at   World's  lili
■ositiou 'fi ith work and methods.
Write for a free catalogue.    Ws al*.
t\ye instrm-tinrp by   'nm
Business College
br. P.rtlle Ak. md Ednont.il Sf.
Conrsea — Bookkeeping,    Shorthand. Typewriting & English
fall tmn now open.     Eater >j v timir.    W.
Mgittt our itud.nt. in Hourinf
fouii pogjtion.
Write tod.y tor lire, trf. c.t.lo. u..
I'rt.ik'ut. Principal.
Owing to so much unfavorable weather, many farmer* ovei Western
Canada have gathered at least part of their crop touched by frost or
otherwise weather damaged. HoweTer, through the large shortage in
corn, oats, barley, fodder, potatoes and vegetables, by the unusual heat
and drought of last summer in the United States, Eastern Canada and
Western Europe, there is going to be a steady demand at good prices
for all the grain Western Canada has raided, ne matter wbat its quality
may be.
So much variety in quality makes it impossible for those less ei
perienced to judge the full value that should be obtained for snob grain,
therefore the farmer never stood more in need of the services of the
experienced and reliable grain commission man to act for him, il the
looking after and selling of his grain, thnn he does tVu Reason.
Farmers, you will therefore do well for yourselves, not to accept
street or track prices, but to ship your grain by carload direct to Fort
William or Port Arthur, to be handled by us in a way that will get
for you all there is in it. We make liberal advances wben desired, on
receipt of shipping bills for cars shipped. We never buy your grain on
r ar own account, but act as your agents in selling it to the beBt advantage for your account, and we do so on a fixed commission of lc per
% We hnve made a specialty of thiB work for many years, and are
well known over Western t'nnada for our experience iu the grain trade,
reliability, careful attention to our customers' interests, sud promptness
in making settlements.
We invite farmers who have not yet employed us to write to us for
shipping instructions and market information, and in regard to our
standing in the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and out finaucia. position, we
beg to refer you to the Union Bank of Canada, and any of its brunches,
ftlso to the commercial agencies of Bradstreeis and ft. G   bun * Oo.
703 Y Grain Exchange Winnipeg
Don't Give Your Low Grade Wheat Away
Get the Highest Market Price for It
Wa are making Splendid Sales of Number 4, 5, 6, and Feed, nx wull as tough mid
rejecter) smutty wheat. There is a good market for all of these low grades. Let us
sell your wheat to the highest bidder, and get you nil it is worth in any of the world's
markets.   Write for full particulars, and send yonr Shipping Bills to
W. S. McLaughlin & Co., Winnipeg, Man.
5 Chubb Block, Saskatoon, Sask. drain Exchange, Calgary, Alta.
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For every 50 cents casli paid entitles y.
the prizes we are ^ivin,   away on A
one ticket lor
utu's hvc.
Phone 31
Dunsmuir Ave.
kJ o... A o JL^ Jljl JL JUk
@umf>erfcm& @afe.
RICHARDS £ JACK". Proprietors.
m    ho paid  to iii
.mil.   -.till     ii'llll'
K. C liJinis.
When you want a gccci ch< ico meal cocked to      (   "
the King's taste give us a call      ....
TRY OUR HOT TAMALES.        ,' J.',     ..-..,' 1 &&>\j%_
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vamaisMaiitt^~r.*..T;iA---.i~r'!..-fb-?.r.-r. : ■:'    -    ■•.'.    :'.:^1.,_^:'.l_.::. "    cl i ] Cl
tf! <vs or &3 $ •*
ill Ml
x $1 I a* <z
~* \ 1P'- _^
V %•!11 Vs* *_J- \Je\ »L* y
Are Worthy of
ii uiulliu
D lYIS « WHELAN,    Props,
O. A. Flelclmr Muaio Oo. of Nun-
»iinu Imvenow engaged thoir own private
I'm...i whimfl woik will bu stricrly runrau-
& I'J h linn, nudtliej adviso01161 uiii-
oi-a anil fri.Muls to un ity tbo linn when
'■iniii^ uv repairing ia needed. The
uuer wiii be in Cunibeiluml oarly in
N iveu.Ii r and . rdera may be left at i.
13. Datea ature and will be promptly
ded i i, (I. A, i i teboi Music Cu,
I'he S :. AgonlafiirCiurlwrd Heinuiman
mo    . ... ; i au   V. liaon Phuno-
p'ni  and lixi  rda,
We have offi red Previously
McPhee & Morrison
ourtenay B. ©.
11 Btrii ■ uf C .in. x.
TAKE  notici   i in  I,  J,iine«  Striok-
u il 13 vim of r un ix   Distriot,  ootnipa-
i ui i-auchi.. .u onda i"  opp'y   for per-
nil inn tn I uau tho fnllowiug desoribed
.i d: —C .uiiiioiicing al n pust planted  ni
the Buuth-weal ptirnur I'lnno   i<i a  pun;
uurked  .1. II. M.,  N. E. 0.    and being
he N   W. 0.   . f   L.I 12D,  Cunn x Dis-
tiict, thenco fiouth-oaaterly twenty-seven
ihains  fulluiviig tho allure line, tlience
nrtli-eaaterly   for   live   chains,  theuce
nrtli-weaterly     twonty*seveu      chnins,
hence miutli-flteatefly fur live  chains   to
■ mu ■ iicument   and   ount&ining   soven-
. n acres mure nr less.
Dated October lOlii, 1011.
Dr H. E Kerr, dentist,  will   hi   in
C'ntulier'lami un mul nftor   November
Decorator, Paperhanger
. . STORE . .
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■ l.-iy-   Adilivss Ci
■r Mu
A vi'iuiu L uu
•.I furl,..-
KI n  Cliii
lm. li. ('.
I i-.OumlH
tli'tili I    will   vi   i
III 'uL'Sli:;    Cnl.mN
Hil/Ci urlrn.iv Nnv.
nl  I    lii '.!•_>> III.
L mK mu I r ihii Graiut Mnaqiterudt
Btill tube given liy the Ouurtonay Baekot
imli Lticinl Club in tlm On ur tenay Opera
llnuaeoti Thuraday December 28tli, Biy
Pi ine List,   Get busy girla,
Kwl! SALE—Forty hives of bees
.vill s.-ll clie'ftp. Apply to Eil Creech,
Couvtonar.  13. 0.
Ni tice la hereby givuti tlmt the reaervi
ex Biing by reason ofjthe notice publisheiJ
n the British Oulumbia Gazette uf ihu
27th December 1907. coverings parcel of
mid situated on Redonda Island, formerly held miller Timber License No, 44041',
which has lapsed, is cancelled, and the
said tit. ds will he open to lucatiou nfu-r
midnight mi the Uth December 1911.
Deputy Miniatei ol Land.
Department of Lands, Victoria, B. 0.
tSeptember 12th, 19X1.
scp23 dec23
Mies Kill i McF.idyeu returned home
from Vanoouver this week.
MisK C iutiui arrived home this weik
for i he lioliriaya
The   annual meeting   if   ihe   C mux
Oreimwy Assioiation Lul , will be  helu
:n  In- Agricultural  Kail, O-iurtnimy,   i
Cliura uy, Jau'y., I8,h, 1012 .it 8 p. .. .
'A       Duncan, Secretin-)
Tho annual nn eting of the C ■ ia ox Con*
■tervaMve A.-s*M-ititi"ii will hi In Id m ihe
Agricultural Hall, C urtenay, on M-'t..
day, .1 m'y., 1912, at 8 y m.. All Oun-
sorvatives in the Valluj are request* d to
attend. Wm. Duncan, Secretary.
FOUND—Wedneaday evening, uu the
Com teiii.y CumborlHnd toad, a laih's
mull' Ort'iiet can lmvo s'uue l)j applyiiig
to F N, Bs 380, Cumberland P 0, and
paying fur this advertisement. deii^J
There will <■ i Chriaiuiaa Tie. in U
aeliool home at Nn 7 on next Tuesdf.)
vening. The children have been trailing aud a nice entertainment mny hi- x-
,,., ..I T i vill !)<■ served t ■ the cl il-
dren in ilu afternoon.
Don't ffiil u- Bee our wide nm, of
F*tio> WalatBai if'S.UO. Tta«Btylpand
colore i ie b' 8i evr shown i Ounibcr
'ami, plain Mtscelinp 8iik»», chiff n
i,?cr ttilk, blm;'- :u' wl itfl, blue ■.i,d
white Biripfl at Campbell Brea
We Imve just received the sad new*
of ttie death uf oi>ii Balrd, who did
suddenly   »b< u. 9.30 Usi uighi tit.   the
In apitnl
Tlm City Band intend coming oui to
s mnde ilu- i ■•/. s ihii e^Qaing aud
will also render sume ehi ice music on
Ohiistinas morning. A collection will be
tiki'ii Up, au 11' generous a d help the
b ya. The money will go to the band
ilu, bo auru lu uriler yuur wuJdiiiii ill vi-
fttiona ub Tim I.si.A.viiKit UUico. Sanijilcs
at this ollicii
Visiting cards nt  fie [slmlernE
®m       CLOTIITNO-For one %mk only.   Stock re-
'■"^■)f, dui'tion sule etiiiiiitties. ..'a per cent discount. Come
^;|;!,, and see the stoek, nothing but the hest. Coppley
„>V Noyes cC Randall's Famous Clothing for wen and
*&| boys, SHOES—Ladies Unit's ami Children's are
.'.1-' tijjt-eit! nl this greal reduction.
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/. N. McLEOD
Dunsmuir Avenue Cumberland
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'' *i ■"■ ■' 'v.:,") I v" $ r'  ' U5 CJ)^' *•> S» **J ^* 5 lit W «(ft) ^ (s (?)v
The qiiestinn ia, where will it make the must? In ,_ Bank at il per cent, fi Bt
M" riige a' 7 per nent, or town lots in Western C»uada where during the year
11)11 it i-* estimated that property values in ton town inereaed 500 per cent. ina»veii-
ttiii towns 400 per iout, and in town twenty twn towns HOO per cent!
Full patiioukra t an Invoatiiient whieh will make youa property owner in three
of tho best tu wns and on the easiest «f terms ean be nbtained by maill g a pott-
oard to
D. Forde
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
Drafts Issued hi any cui'roncy, payable all over the world
highest current rntes allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
"     UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub I'.iuncli-OPEN THURSDAY
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,   Manager.
i Piniii
satisfaction in tunc nnd touch antl nru built »i
lust ii lifetime.
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The Victor Puzzle Record Price $iaa>
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Bellflower, Baldwins ete.
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