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Array CAMPBELLS
Just to Hand—
Palletta Silks
in all the leading
shades:
CAMPBELLS
THE SSL
VOL. III., No. 45 <^V
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
ft
SITUATION VERY
MUCH CHANGED
Mine* ar** now Producing Almost
1500 Tons of Owl a Day, and
Better Prospects Ahead.
What George Pettigrew says
in the Mine Workers' Journal :—
Nanaimo, B.C., Jan. 14
The strike situation here is unchanged, the company seeming
to be stubborn so far, but the
men are in good cheer and confident of victory. The labor commission sat yesterday in Victoria.
B.C., and at present I huve only
the press report. It mentioned
that Brother Farringdon interviewed them, but it gave us no
statement as to what action they
were going to take, if any, as I
am too late this issue to give
further particulars.
TheB.C. Federation of Labour
met in Victoria yesterday and is
represented by seven locals of the
U.M.W. of A., four from District
10 and 3 from District 28. No
doubt some discussion will arise
in relation to the situation on the
•Island.
' The provincial parliament meets
tomorrow and some ugly questions will be asked as to why
they are not trying to have their
own mines regulations act enforced.
There are a number of police
in Cumberland yet, but everything is quiet.
GEO. PETTIGREW.
This U. M. official on Vancouver Island knows perfectly well
the situation is changed and very
much so. There can't be any
strike where the men are working full time. Why does he not
inform the official organ that the
idlers are the same on the Island
and subsisting on $4.00 per week,
with the mines producing almost
1,500 tons per day. Why does
he not tell the people of the
United States througn the official
organ that the U.M. W. of A. is
defeated on Vancouver Island
through the bad tactics of their
leaders, of which he is one. If
he can't afford to tell the truth
for fear of losing his job why
not allow some one else to break
the delicate news to the miners
of the United' States that the
U.M.W. of A. have fought and
lost through bad generalship.
We remember Mr. Pettigrew on
the platform in Cumberland
addressing the miners, his tendency was at all times destruction,
and evidently thought the U. M.
W. of A. would support them. It
was not a question of remedying
any trouble that may exist in
Cumberland, it was not a question
of constructive building up and
improving conditions, but how to
bring about a strike. The cry of
Pettigrew and his friends was
stop all the mines on the Island.
They have been talking that now
for four months and over without
any success. Every week one
hears the agitators on the streets
of Cumberland saying Nanaimo
will come out very soon, and that
has been the cry for four months.
Nanaimo is a prosperous city and
is spending large sums of money
on publicity of the right kind,
and their ability and intelligence
is above that of the officials of
the U.M.W. of A.; so much so
that the said union officials were
at the botton of the poll in the
municipal election. That is how
much use Nanaimo has for Pettigrew. Ex-mayor Planta, as
chairman of a meeting, said Mr.
Pettigrew never opened his
mouth but he put his foot in it.
To the sorrow of this community
the miners of this place allowed
Pettigrew to come here and
advise them, and at last they too
have put their foot in it so deep
that it is   impossible for the
RESULT OF RECENT
MINE EXAMINATIONS
The following is a list of the
successful candidates for third-
class certificates of competency
at the recent examinations under
the Coal Mines Regulation Act,
held at Cumberland and Nanaimo
on January 21st, 1913:
Reginald S. Sopwith, Cumberland
Fred Bell.	
R. B. Gascoyne ....
O. W. Dorrance        '"
Wm. C. Jones	
E. L. Saunders        "
EliOdgers..	
Matthew Broderick. '•'
Hubert A. Simms .. "
William Sinclair....
John Furbow   .       "
Alfred Odgers        "
Hugh Taylor..	
David Flockhart      Nanaimo
Robert Seggie  "
George D. Jardine..
Alexander Park  '"
Joseph Watson    Ladysmith
James P. Nimmo...
William Wright     Extension
A. B. Crawford has opened up
a general flour and feed store on
First Street, near the corner of
Dunsmuir Ave. Until recently
Mr. Crawford supplied his customers from the Courtenay estab
lishment, but the business in
Cumberland has increased to such
an extent that he decided to open
a store here. See his adv. on the
back page,—it speaks for itself.
LABOUR COMMISSION TO
SIT HERE FEBRUARY 19.
The provincial labour commission which closed its first series
of meetings at Revelstoke Friday
January 24th, has decided that
the points of importance on the
Island shall be included in its next
itinerary. Nanaimo will be visited on Monday, February 17th,
Cumberland will be reached in
time for the holding of a meeting
here on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, and the remainder of that week will be
spent here if necessary. The sit
ting at Alberni will be on the
evening of Monday, February 24,
and it is expected that the hearing of evidence at that city will
completed in time to permit the
Commission to reach Ladysmith
for the afternoon of Tuesday.
FOR COMOX MINES
Output of 4,600 Tons Daily will
Soon be Pouring from Mines
in this Place.
miners of this place to extricate
themselves'with honour.
Then Pettigrew informs the
official organ that Brother Farringdon interviewed the Labour
Commission at Victoria, but they
gave him no statement as to
what action they were going to
take. What could Farringdon
expect the Labour Commission to
give him? In the first place he
is the representative of a foreign
organization, in the second place
he is not a Canadian worker, and
in the third place the working
class of Canada c an fight their
own troubles, we don't want any
foreign organization to fight
them.
Geo. Pettigrew further informs
the official organ that there are
a number of police in Cumberland
yet. We would ask him who
caused the police to come here.
It was the meth'jd the U. M. W.
of A. adopted to prevent men
from returning to work. They
doubt the outpi it at the Cumberland mines as j published in the
Islander. Nothing would give
us greater phjasure than to ask
permission from the Canadian
Collieries and stand on top of No.
4 Mine with three of the agitators
who doubt the output, from seven
in the movuing until three in the
afternoon, and watch the coal
coming up. No. 4 alone averaged
over 525 tons iper working day
during last month.
The Week. Victoria, in its 1913
Outlook Edition, speaking of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., says:
Just now when Great Britain
is on the verge of mercantile and
manufacturing paralysis, and
everyone is proclaiming that
"Coal is the root of all evil," it
is an opportune time to reflect on
the marvellous resources of Vancouver Island, in that commodity.
It is the essential foundation of
all our modern systems of manufacture and trade, as well as of
our methods of social and domestic life; and its influence is not
likely to be impaired in the coming centuries.
Since the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. was incorporated, and the Dunsmuir properties
were acquired by it, there has
been inaugurated by the new
general manager, Mr. W. L.
Coulson, a comprehensive and
vigourous policy of exploiting the
company's coal areas on the Island. Mr. Coulson is an expert
of consummate skill and ability;
and with his own experience and
the company's resources we have
no doubt he will accomplish the
projects he has had, and still has,
in hand. All old methods and
systems are being as rapidly discarded as possible to make way
for the new and more economic
equipments of machinery, electric
energy and mechanical haulage,
etc. This is a transformation
which costs money, and the new
shafts or mines have and will
have nothing but the latest and
most efficient systems of mining.
The property of the company
extends far beyond the old Dunsmuir mines, which the Dunsmuir
family have handled for years.
The company owns all the coal
under the land grant of the E. &
N. railway. This covers 1,900,000
acres running north 110 miles
from Saanich Inlet to Campbell
River; and it is estimated to contain one billion tons or more of
bituminous coal.
The Extension coal fields, ten
miles inland from Ladysmith, are
in vigourous activity. There are
four collieries here; and a vast
sum of money has been expended
by the company in new developments, and new appliances—diamond drills, etc. Testings have
taken place contiguous to the old
mines, and everything indicates
that for miles and miles around
as well as in other sections like
Alberni, Cowichan and Comox
the coal beds under the lands
cannot be used for many genera
tions. The Extension seams now
being mined run from 6 to 12 feet
in thickness, yielding about 1500
tons a day, employing 1000 men
and certain to multiply these
figures in a short time.
The Comox mines are within a
radius of five miles from Cumberland, and the company's railroad
runs thence 12 miles to the shipping port of Union Bay. The output is now from the four operating mines, 2000 tons daily with
1600 men. But a fifth shaft is
opening up which will augment
the output to one-third more and
the payroll to probably $170,000
a month. Four thousand six
hundred tons daily it is said will
soon pour out from these mines;
for the company have a vaster
programme and have been spend
i ing more money here than even
THERE IS NO STRIKE
IN CUMBERLAND
Mr. Robert Foster, an U.M.
W. of A. official of this Island,
writing to the official organ, The
United Mine Workers Journal,
says "that these mines are on
strike and will continue on strike
until the company concedes the
just demands of the men."
Mr. Foster knows it was discrimination that fell flat—not
demands, and to this we can inform him that there is no strike
here. There are a few idlers here
whom the U.M.W. of A. are supporting, and who are out of a job,
but Cumberland mines are working every day, and within sixty
days the output will reach 2500
tons per day. All the mines are
now preparing for an increased
output. The miners are looking
forward to a glorious and prosperous summer. There are bright
prospects ahead for Cumberland,
with the whole system running
with electricity, men returning'to
work every day, new men coming
and of the very best, output increasing daily, and yet Foster
has the audacity to write to the
Mine Workers Journal of Indianapolis, thit there is a strike on
here. The only reason that we
can account for his saying so is
that he wants to hold on to his
soft job as long as he can, and
with that object in view he writes
these inaccurate reports.
Foster says their prospects
of winning this struggle were
never brighter. He means darker.
He has got the idlers of this place
into a hideous nightmare, and it
is appalling to think of the awful
position these agitators have got
the remaining survivors of ihe
U.M.W. of A. into, without any
signs of accomplishing or winning
any ground whatsoever.
Mr. Foster says in part:
"The following letter is being
sent out by the Cosmopolitan
Labor Agency of Vancouver with
intent to deceive men holding fire
boss papers and induce them to
go to Cumberland to scab. No
man should be deceived by any
such a tissue of lies. These mines
are on strike and will continue on
strike until the company concedes
the just demands of the men.
Our prospects of winning were
never brighter and such letters
are a sure indication of the straits
the management is in, the difficulty they have of getting men
to scab under any pretence and
the means they adopt to break
the strike, something they can
nut accomplish. We are out to
win and win we shall despite the
circulation of such lying statements as that referred to.
ROBERT FOSTER.
Private Office for employers.
Phone or wire all orders at our
expense.
Cosmopolitant Labor Agency
Help furnished free to employers.
Telephone Seymour 5216.
10 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C.
December 12,1912
Mr. :
Dear Sir,—You have had, we
understand, extensive experience
in coal mining,  and as there are
FOR JANUARY
Output of Coal From the Comox
Mines for Month of January
Shows Marked Increase.
The total output at the local
mines for the month of January
is 20541 tons.
The output for the last seven
days of January reads as follows:
Friday,   January 24th, 1481 tons
Saturday,        "   25th, 1336   "
Monday, "   27th, 1329   "
Tuesday, "   28th, 1238   "
Wednesday, " 29th, 1245 "
Thursday, " 30th, 1330 "
Friday, "   31th, 1301   "
Total for seven days     9260 tons
Idlers take notice!
Shipments of coal from Union
Bay from January 27th to January 31st, both dates inclusive,
reads as follows:
Tug Swell and scows... 467 tons
"  Clayburn       '   ... 785   "
" Flyer "   ... 347   "
" Constance      "   ... 190   "
SS. Otter  209   "
SS. Cascade  146   "
SS. Melanope 2000   ''
Small steamers and the
Comox Logging Ry, .646   "
Total for four days...4790   "
LADYSMITH NOW
PRODUCING COAL
About 100 men have returned
to work at Extension Mine, and
owing to the demonstrations
made by the strikers at Ladysmith. Civic authoritieson Tuesday, requested the Attorney General's Department to police the
city. ;
George Hannay, assistant to
Chief Constable Stephenson, is in
charge with a number of provincial policemen. All the men required to maintain law and order
will be sent to Ladysmith by the
provincial government. Two
cases of intimidation will be heard
in the police court at that point
today.
in the Extension district. The
coke ovens, the machine shop and
foundry at Union Bay, and the
splendid tracks and rolling stock
of the company's railways we
must pass over, merely concluding this sketch with the reflection
that as Vancouver Island is munificently endowed with these
enormous wealth-creating resources, so the province may congratulate itself upon the fact thai
a company owns and will exploit
and develop them with courage
and spirit anil enterprise. Mr
W. L. Coulson, whom we have
named, will, we hope, long continue tu guide the opeaations.
a few positions open here with a
newly developed mine as fire
bosses or shot lighter, it occur-
to us that employment there
might appeal to you.
The positions pay $3.63 per
eight hours, $100 per month, with
most excellent opportunities for
advancement to positions an overmen or foremen and mine manager.
This is a splendid opportunity
for advancement if you are planning to prepare yourself for posi
tions of this nature, as the company is new and rapidly developing its properties.
It is as a consequence looking
for good men who are ambitious
to get ahead and fit themselves
for positions of trust and responsibility. The company is spending some three millions dollars
in development work, and when
this work is completed it will be
undoubtedly the most up-to-date
and largest coal mining company
in Canada,
We are writing to you as we
thought a connection of this kind
might be attractive, particularly
as it means coming to the mild
coast climate with excellent prospects, modern mining conditions,
new houses, trood schools and all
the coast advantages.
Would suggest that you give
this matter the most thorough
consideration before doing anything, and if you or any of your
friends are considering a move to
the coast, it might he well to
have some one look into conditions
for you and report to you what
they find.
On the enclosed postal cart', will
you kindly advise what you think
of the proposition?
Yours very truly
J. H. WELSH.
P. S.-You may havo roticed
the newspaper accounts of the
labor troubles at the scene of
operations. I can say, however,
that these troubles are grossly
exaggerated. They arc rapidly
drawing to a close and the men
are returning to work every Jay.
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
FOR SALE — Thoroughbred
Irish water spaniel, 18 months
old. Apply Capt. Vigors, Courtenay, B.C.
Custom returns at Cumberland
for the month of January amounted to $2,454.69.
The estimates for the public
school for the year 1913 wil! be
about $11,000.
Mrs. Dr, J. A. Gillespie and
children have left Vancouver for
Southern California on a three
months' holiday.
Frank J. Dalby has resigned
his position as collector of customs
at this point to take effect on the
15th inst.
L. W. Nunns, postmaster, who
is visiting Sound cities on a leave
of absence, will resume his duties
upon his return,
LOST—Between Cumberland
and Courtenay, on Saturday night
the 25th inst., a left-hand fur
glove. Please return to ISLANDER
office.   Reward.
Dr. Jas. A. Gillespie, at one.
time chief physician for the employees of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd., Comox mines,
but now located in Vancouver
with an extensive practice, visited Cumberland on Saturday last
and returned by SS. Cowichan
en Sunday.
The employes of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., entertained their friends at an informal dance last night in the Cumberland Hall. There was a large
and brilliantassembly present and
dancing was kept up till 2-30 a.m.
LOST—Since September, two
bay roadster colts, one a gelding
with black points... rising two
years; the other a gelding with
white hind stocking, rising three
years. A reward of $20.00 will
be paid for information that will
lead to their recovery. Dr. H.P.
Millard, Courtenay, B.C.
A number of carloads of coal
came down from Extension this
week, Some of it was for Mr.
Thornley, the local coal dealer,
and the SS. Trader took on a full
cargo at the wharf. When asked
as to the number of men now
working at the mine, the manager gave an evasive answer, but
jokingly admitted that there was
not anything like enough coal
being mined to supply the demand.—Ladysmith Chronicle.
On Tuesday evening A. T. Stephenson, provincial constable,
arrested Alex Brokoeick at the
railway station for being drunk
and disorderly and causing a disturbance, the language the prisoner used being far from good.
The accused appeared before
Judge Abrams in the provincial
police court on Wednesday morning, pleaded guilty and was fined
$25.00 and costs, or in default,
three months with hard labour.
The presiding magistrate informed the court that obscene
language would not be tolerated:
it must and will be stopped.
An Unfortunate Accident.
What might have been a
serious accident occurred last
Tuesday evening to Mrs. Samuel
Calhoun. Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun
had been entertaining a party of
friends from Cumberland and
were accompanying them on their
r turn to town. Mr. Calhoun on
reaching a certain part of the
road near home, where more than
one attempt has been made to
hold him up, pulled his revolver,
which has been his custom
recently that he might be prepared should a similar occurrence
take place. From some unaccountable cause the cartridge in
the chamber exploded, inflicting
a slight ■ scalp wound on Mi's.
Calhoun. Dr. Millard and Dr.
Crompton were on the scene
shortly after the unfortunate
occurrence. The patient is progressing favourably.
Mr, Calhoun has carried a revolver since the time he faced the
mussle of one in the hards of an
individual known as Diamond
Dick. Judge Abrams informed
Mr, Calhoun that he should carry
a revolver for his own protection. THI.   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
(f
The Secret
Carriage
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lock _ Co., Limited
London, Melbourne _ Toronto*
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ii ontlnueai
Rut from the new3 or my rocovvy j
t* Ik'.iI never ceased to watrh o\er me. I
Nor had he failed in his promise, nor,
did he ever. Long before luy trial)
V'ioli i waa lu his house, his adopted
daughter.
On two occasions he mode attempts
to persuade me to tell the whule trut't
ind saortSoe him. : refused. 1 did'
net want to live.
I was tried, but they cnuld not han,(i
me, and to my deopalr I was sentenced
to twenty   years  penal  servitude.    Ij
raved, I Implored, 1 begged to lie hanged.      I was Liken away raving.      I|
became ill again, and 1 awoke a different man.   I was young antl strong.]
Mv wild grief at the loss of my wltal
had sobered down.    ! was Innocent of'
any  wrongdoing, my child  was happy and well provided for, end In th"
en il 1 took up my burden and carried
tt through and came out a wiser, better num.
Ves, Mnlor Eastan, penal servitude j
did me good. I had gono lo prison a I
wild, romantic, Inexperienced boy. Ii
came out a man. 1 had no conscious-j
ness of guilt to drag lae down to '-he
level of my companions, or any sense |
cf injustice to harden me and make
lie callous. I bore no malice to those
se* over me, and I made many friends
both among ihem and among my comrades. And I learnt much, very much
there of life en both Its sides.        ,
My time wao softened where it could
be soften. d, my punishment was alleviated where It could be alleviated.
by the unremitting exertions of Gen
eral Brooke, who never ceased io
ttitch over me, or I believe, to blame
hf.uself for having accepted my solu-
tV-a of his terrible dilemma.
Unhappily, when I haJ been ln prison twelve years or so, the poor old
man died. His wife had passed
away some years before, never. I b->
Huve, having an idea of the real
truth.
This was another moment of sua-
punse for me. ln prison I bad grnwn
.ivotedly attached to the memory-
It could never be more than a memory.
I thought—of my daughter, and now
I knew that she and ber adopted
sister were left helpless and none too
well provided for. But here again
fate helped me, and '.he two girls succeeded, as you are aware.
Then my sentence expired and 1
came out of prison. I had long ago
determined that my daughter should
never be brought ln!o contact with
tho convict, her father; but to a certain extent I could watch over her
from a safe distance, Major Easton,
and this I did.
But I came out of prison with no
money, no trade, no friends, and n
stigma I shall never, can never now
rid myself of. I had to do something to earn a living.     What?
To my mind there were few courses
open to me, and I became, In the end
a private enquiry agent. I am quick
to pick up Information of every kind.
bold and determined ill using it. With
the knowledge of criminals and their
methods which I had gained during
my Imprisonment, plus my superior
intelligence and education, I could
have become a successful thief or
burglar, a terror t> the law.
_ I preferred to remain an honest mnn
for I use my talents and my knowledge
honestly, such ns they are, and in the
trade I have taken up my past Is a
matter of no importance, for who cares
what a private detective has heen?
There's my story, Major Easton.
I was young, inexperienced, unfortunate, foolish; but I have paid for it,
and here I am. But I am happy, for
the work suits me. I take an interest In It, and I get plenty of it, work
Itched So Kept from Sleeping.
Passed the Nights Scratching.
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment Stopped the Itching at
Once and Entirely Cured.
 s
C9 3rd Ave, Vflie Eniard, Montreal, Que.
—"My trouble started wltb small piuipttM
on my hands, which Itched so tbat it kept
Die from sluoptng, and I passed the nights
•cratchlng It. I did not know what to do
with myself. I bocamo so discouraged that
1 did not have the heart to do my work.
My hands were all covered with littlo watery
pimples. For three weeks I bad my hands
-one up to keep them from touching tbe
bod, for 1 tossed and scratched so that I
made tbem all bloody on tbe bed-board. I
had suffered for three yoars like tali when
I _>w an advertisement for Cuticura Boip
and Cuticura Ointment. 1 decided to wad
for samples of tbem.
"As soon as I received them, I applied
(be Cuticura Ointment and washed my
bands with Cuticura Soap at night before
going to bed. Thia stopped the Itching at
once. 1 cc—ttnuod to use them, using not
quite two boles of Cuticura Ointment wltb
the Cuticura Soap, and I waa entirely cured.
My husband had a burn on one of bis hsnds.
Be anointed It two nlghta with Cuticura
Ointment and has not felt it since. Wo
have great confidence In Cuticura Heap and
Ointment, and I assure you I shall tell all
wbo suffer with the aame disease about
them." (Signed) Mrs. Buger Hubert. Doc.
SS, 1911.
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment aro
■old by druggists and dealers everywhere.
For a liberal free sample of each, with 3'2-p.
book, send poet card to Potter Drug * Cbem.
Corp., Kept. 31D, Boston, U. 3. A,
VV.   N.  U. 931
tbat would surprise you sometimes; I
for the police know me, and like me, j
and we get on well together. Now,:
what do you think of me? I
Easton looked >,t his clear cut, determined features, his intelligent brow.
and keen black eyes, and thought of
all this man must really have gone
through.
Thank you. fer trusting me with
your story, he said. 1 think we sha'li
get on well together and be friend;,
and 1 think you will get her hack
safely and punish that scoundrel.
Thank heaven you watched over her.
Xeil nodded. Yes. yes. h" said,
we shall (Ind her, and then we will
talk to the man. But we are pulling
up.      Have we got to Oakston?
CHAPTER XI
N'eil let down the window of the
taxi-cab. which stuck, as all taxi-cab
windows do, and peered out.
The night was dark and It was difficult to see much, but apparently thev
were out on an open country road and
nowhere near a village.
Then they saw that tbe driver was
descending from his sent.
What Is the matter? asked Nell, Impatiently.      Is It n puncture?
Looks like au accident, sir, sni.l the
man, unfastening one of his lamps.
Nell and Kaslon jumped out quiokly
.ind then. In front of them, hnir in th'
ditch, half proppeii up against thc
hedge, they caught sight of a huge
black mass.
My heavens, it's a car! gasped Easton.
In a second Nell bad seized the driver's lamp, and they ran quickly to the
side nf the wrecked vehicle.
A Daimler! continued Easton, turning pale. Piny heaven sbe is not
killed! They must have had a fearful smash.
It was true. The car lay overturned. Its heavy top crushed by an overhanging bough, and two rf its whee's
smashed. But there was no sign of
any human be!ng about.
What ean have become of them?
gasped Easton, a new terror added to
the night's experiences. How far
are we from Oakston? Do you know?
he asked, turning to the driver.
There are the Watford lights, replied the man. We can't be more
than a mile or two.
This happened almost at their journey's end. then said Easton. Thev
must hnve met with help, and gone
on to Oakston. They cannot have
been far In front of us, Burely. L?t
us hurry on.
Hut fer a minute Nell did not answer. He was ferreting about In the.
ne'e-hbnrbnod of the car and tak'ng
euiek little runs up and down the
reid.
Suddenlv he pnnroache* Gaston, bis
r.vr,a anorkHn*". Ms fee" white   hut dp.
termlned. Ves, be snM. We'll r*o*
on ""Ink. We can follow them nn\v
easijv. Another en*- mRf *berrt her.?.
**nd than tnrn**d back. c*no hnre arn
fi*p npi" *,*rp mirks. Thoir es** <-Vld-
ded nnd fin into the flitch.    Thither
11.PV net far *hia other one. or Jf WSS
pn*v'np by a* the time, a»*d thev woe*
eti In it. If wo nre careful nt the
"or**-rs, we can make sure where thev
went.
Thev pave iheir Instructions to the
driver, nnd jumping into the cab
again, they set off.
The scound-'i! salJ Easton, as they
gave themselves up to watching the
road aeain.     She may be'wounded.
Or he, said Nell grimly. In a
smash like that, one never knows. But
we Bhall soon see.
The two men were silent for a time,
seated side by side, each thinking
deeply. Easton looked ns cool and
determined as Neil, but inwardly tie
was boiling with rage, rage against
this man Rivington. mingled with anxiety for Violet. He felt that he had
always instinctively had a dislike for
tbe wretch who was now playing sueh
a villainous game, nnd the thought was
horrible to him that Violet should
ever have heen friendly with him;
much less be in his power now. But
snme day he would cry quits with Mr.
Rivington!     But flrBt to find Vlotei;
And in this connection he glanced
nt his enmnnnlon's keen, determined
face, and thanked Providence thnt lie
hnd met Ihe man so opportunely
What n hnln he would be, his strange
storv nnd the glimnseq be had given
of bis chareetir and ability hnd shown
n-nston. He realised that he Hked
Not] already, nnd In his own mind he
felt thnt tneeiher thav could snvo and
nrntect Vinie' spninst the world, if
on'v sho were *ifi now.     How slowly
tbo   nib   seemid   to   Po!
After a moment o- t""t thev nulled
un n* n corner. n**d rlnioondnd To
reireh 'or thi wheel marks of the cm-
'boy followed.
(To be Continue*'
COR-hU   A   CROCODILE
I
Hindu Children,
nindn children nre reuiurknlile fur
Iheir precocity. Many ot tueiu are
skillful workmen ut an nee wben villi*
(lien uf America ore leuriiiiig llie Nl-
phuhet. A Uny ot seven uiuy lie n skinful wnndenrri-r, while sume of lite
handsomest ruga are woven b) I'Ull*
dren uot yet lu tbelr teeus.
Iron Rust.
Tn remote Iron rust Mflirtltf spot
wltb lemon Juice, then cuter wltn-ult.
I.et stand in sun fur several hours,
or a solution of hydrochloric acid uiuy
be used.
Trials For Animals.
Old documents of the middle ages
tell us of numerous cases where animals were put cm trial tor serious offenses charged against them. ">nr example. In 1370 three eows were tried
for having killed a boy. 'I lie whole
herd were arrested an iieeumplbea
Alf were discharged lint ibe guilty
three, ihese being condemned to la" executed. 'Ibe sentence was pronuiilu'e-
by the Duke of Uiii'gundy.
Turning a Greedy Water evil Into a
Trussed up Mummy
It Is known that a crocodile will
sometimes leave a river Btocked with
food, explore for miies an unsuitable;
tributary, then wander inland until it
finds a pool. •
In this way three crocodiles one? |
found tlieir way to Taiplng lnke, in |
the Malay peninsula. So long as they
confined thoir attention to the lish and
an occasional duck no one objected!
to their presence, but when one at|
them began to take sheep off thc bank
as they came down to drink it wa3
felt that the saurians ought to be exterminated, and an Englishman and
his servant made the attempt.
Obtaining a dugout, they paddled
Into deep water. The servant was
already barefooted and the Englishman himself took off his shoes and
Blockings so 'bat his bare feet might
have as good a bold as possible on ths
sii'oolli bottom of tho canoe. A bait
was attache! to a heavy rattan, and
soon a tug and a plunge Indicated that
the crocodile was fast to one end. Immediately the canoe began to niovo
through tho water. After a pri*
traded struggle the Englishman man*
aged to get ti e crocodile within a few
yards of tlie eanoe. At one moment
the open jaws would surge out of the
broken water and snap together hi
unpleasant proximity to tne men's
legs; the next moment the heavy tail
would swing free or tho water and
with the weight of a falling pole would
hit the side of the canoe a blow that
made it shiver.
As the crocodile surged close to the
canoe ar.d thn open mouth appnore'l
above the water the servant sllppei
a noose of *tout cord over tbe upper
jaw and pulled It tight some six inches
behind the point o? its nostrils. Then
with a quick turn of the wrist, he
sipped the slack o[ the cord round
under the lower jaw. He drew the
cord tight, and tho teeth of each jaw
pressed home into the sockets of the
other. The servant now grasped the
point of the iong, narrow head with
one hand and with the other rapidly
wound the cord round the clinched
month.
Ano'her nonse was slipped over a
fore leg. It pulled the leg up to
the animal's side. The servant slipped the line over the creature's back
and caught up the other fore leg.
Then he noosed and tied together tho
hind legs.'
The effect he had achieved was wonderful. In a few minutes he bad
transformed a ravening water devil
Into a trussed up mummy, and his
only weapon had been three pieces
of box cord.
The beast was afterwards dispatched, and the servant received ths
government  reward.
TOMBS OF SAND
Cape Cod'a Treacherous Shoals and
the Prey they Grip
Secrets of the sands of Cape Col
are constantly being disclosed by the
sea. In the many storm tides that
flood the desolate beaches the hulk*
of stanch ships lost nlong tlie coast
on the half hundred miles nf beaches
between Monomoy at Chatham and
Wood End at Provlncetown are frequently exhumed from tombs of sand
Sometimes a wreck appears that
has been burled a centur- or more, a*
In the cu"» n ft *' yenrs ago of tie
bones of the British frigate Somerset
whose timbers of oak'were disclosed
to view back of Provlncetown, near
the life saving station in Dead Man's
Hollow. The Somerset was lost on
Peaked Hill -ars Nov. 2 or 3. 1778.
Once a vessel Is gripped b; Hul
sands the process of entombing 'nor
goes on with great rapidltv, tho craft
annearing to sink steadily In the
yielding beach. All around the
doomed vessel the sand plies up m
great drifts, like snow. Every crevice of the hull Is quickly Ailed. The
sand rises in a solid barrier outside
it and (lows about it as the tides flood
the shelving beaches. Finally it
sweeps over the wreck and the process of entombing goes on ttntil the
entombed craft Is covered many feet
deep.
SURE TO BE MISS-D
A Famoua Cook's    Lament   on   the
Death ot Hit Royal Master
The most successful book that, wss
published hy William Harrison Alns-
wnrtli during his first yenr of business
says Mr. S. M. Ellis In his biograpny
of the English author nnd publisher,
wns a cookbook. It was "The
Frinch Cook." by I,ouls Eustache
Uiie the Oil Bias of the kitchen.
This unique study of the culinary
art broucht in a handsome sum to th
astute ynnng publisher who had pit;
chased the eopyrlcht nnd the cook
was in the hands of every gourmet In
London.
Tide bad hope ehpf nf T,ouls XVI,, of
Mme. T.etizia Bonaparte and then nf
the Earl of Sefton a. a snlnry nf 3IW
guineas a y^ar. At another time he
nrpqtried ovp- 'he culinary deportment
nf the Crnck'nrds, hut bis favorite
mister waB Frederick, dulte of Vork.
When the royal gormand died bis be-
■ „..ori  chef pathe"cnilv ejaculated:
"Ah. mon pauvre due. how much vou
"•"' miss me, wherever you are gone
to!"
BAN ON BIG TRUNKS
Prior to ihe Revolution Indigo was,
next to rice, the most valuable product nf South Carolina. It was first
planted in Smith Carolina by Elizabeth I.uca, who Is 1744 became tho
wife of Chief Justice Charlea Pinck-
ney. The annual crop before the
Revolution amounted to upward of
1.100,000 pounds.
BRpp'oemen Wearl'd nf Handling
Them aa Bid ae Small Co'teges
Railway baggage agents In Canada
snd the United States have decldsl
that, the long trunk must be banned,
as far as possible from the baggage
car. The Canadian agents have received the sanction of tbe Domlniou
Railway Commission to place discrlni-
atory charges on ail trunks more than
forty-five Inches long, and they are
waiting for 'he conceding of permission to the railways of the Repub'ic
to do likewise by the United States
Railway Commission before putting
the new regulations In force In Can-Ida.
For a long time the baggagemen
groantd at Ihe constant encroachment of a part of thi travelling public on the size of baggage, and conse
quently on 'he available space In the
baggage car. Their patience je-
came exhausted with the introduction
Into use of .a? huge wardrobe trunk.
WANTED TO DIE  IN  PEACE
Riddle*  Him  With   Revolver  Bullets
on Account of Hia Violent
Temper
ln Paris. * ablnetmaker. who Is
named Frsneris Delarut has hen
killed by _il wife, a woman suffering
from tuberculosis, because, ns she declares, his violent temper prevented
her frnm dying ir. peace.
The woman Delarue, whose case had
become hopeless, has for the last few!
months been confined to bed. ,
Repeated violent disputes arose pp-l
tween her and her husband, who coin-
nlalned thit bis mother-In law, whose
services had heen requisitioned whnn
the wife was no longer able to attend
to her household duties, neglected
him.
Whin pi'arno feen*' .n-n vils sun-
nor wan not pre"?red. there was another violent  seere.
During th° nlaht the mother-tn 'aw
wis awkened hv lend reports follow,
ert hy frantic cr'os emanating from ths
sick women's bed.
Delarue'8 dead body e**r*ipf* w';b
bullets, was then found lying bv the
"'de of -.is wipp. who bid fired nt hl'n
"ne- t'men wilh a revolver.
The woman, who Is sero'dePrtouj
f-nm eve|to*ninl, Is not erneoted In
live mnnv devs. No nroreodlnsrs of
inv k'nd will therefore, be instlt'i*
'ed against her.
Dread of A'.thma make1* countless
thousands misernbie. Nle-ht after
n'ght Ihe attacks return and even
when brief .'esplte is given the mind
Is still In torment from continual an-
tlclnatlon, Dr. J. Y). Keilogg's
Asthma Rem-(> chanves n" 'his. R?-
li°f comes, and nt once, while future
attacks are warrte' off. leaving the afflicted one in a state nf neapo and bnn-
pineas he once believed b° en'dd never
enlnv. Inexpensive and sold almost
everywhere,
A remarkable exhibition nf courage
was given at Round-Up. Mont., when
half a dozen men divested themselves
of their cloihlng, despite the zern
weather and plunged into the swift
Musselshell river jp a vain attempt io
rescue 6-year old Ada Tomllns. Before the men could reach her the child
was «wept under the ice. The men
then hurriedly dynamited the Ice and
dived under 'he cakes to recover th-3
body.
$100 Rewaru", $lou.
Tie readers ot this paecr will bs pleased te ipsrn
thst there is At least one drraued disease thst seienes
lias beeu stile to ctirs la all Its si;iet-s, and that ts
Catarrh. Hairs Catatru cure is the only positive
ears uow knuwa ti* tue. medical fraternity. Caisrrh
belns a consUtuttonal disease, requires a constitutional trcatme.lt. Hill's Catarrh Cure Is taken In-
tonally, aet'a? dlrcctty upon the blood and mucous
sirfaces ol the system, thereby destroylnK the
oundathm ot the disease, s id Ktvlnil the patient
treniit'i by bullillnit up t'je coirtltullun and assK-
og nature In dnl.-iS tta work. 'Ihe proprietors havt
io much faith In lis curative powers that they olter
One Hundred Dollars fur any esse that It lolls to
'Ure.   Send Ior Hit ol testimonials
Ari'tress P. J. CHV.NKY - CO  Toledo, o.
B(..d by nil DriKslsts- 7PC.
lose ii—i's Family rills fer ennntlpatlOD.
Men tre so Uncertain
Why  did  you jilt that  man  who
wanted to marry you?
Because replied the prima donna, I
couldn't  decide  whether  he   was   in
love  with  me or merely  wanted  c)
hear me sing for nothing.
Minard's Lliement Cures Distemper
Gentle Reminder
It was midnight. The man had entered the house n3 quietly as possible.
His shoes made some poise. He had
just readied the door of the bedroom
when he hea.'d some one moving in
tho bed as if about to get up, and b"
paused. The sound of a woman's
voice floated to bis ears.
Tf you dou't tnke your hoots of
when you come Into this house, it
said, there's going to he trouble, and
a whole lot of it. Here It's been
raining for three hours, and you dare
to tramn over my carpets with your
muddy boots onT Go downstairs and
take tbem nf this minute!
He went downstairs without a word.
but he d'dn't take off his boots. Instead be went straight out into the
nlrrht again, and the pal who was
waiting for him saw a tear glisten .n
his eye.      .
I cant ron that bouse, he aaid. it
reminds mo of home.
INSURED AGAINST  TWINS
Woman Who    Gave    Birth to   Two
Girls, Collects $2000 From Germany
Nearly all of the Insurance companies who issue policies to apprehen;«H*
parents against the risk of twins, Jre
likely to have a considerable Increase
in this branch of their business as
the result of a payment that has just
been mado by a French company.
Father need no longer view with
concern the problem of looking after
two children, where they would have
j.'yfully welcomed the advent of one.
All twins now may, both figuratively
and practically speaking, be worth
their weight in gold.
The insurance company referred to
1 as paid out no less a stun than
$;n00 to a woman who presented her
husband with twin daughters.
Evidently if a practical turn of
mind, the woman recently called at
the oroee of the company and asked
for a policy against the risk of having
twins.
The mana-ser agreed to the woman's
proposal for a monthly premium of
$1^. paynble ior six months.
A few days ago the Insurance company received a card announcing the
birth of twin drughters to their fair
client. Thp manager at once dlfl'
patched the 12000 and a packet of
sweetmeats to the mother.
Insurance a-mpanies In Kngland included twins among their risks for
the first time this year. The risk
cf twins is provided against at 5
guineas per cent. Another risk ia
against n son being born, thereby prejudicing a third person's title to certain money or landed estates.
Generous
She gave her husband a pocket caie
for his birthday
Anything In if
Yes—the hill!
Possible Mourner
And there was not a soul to mourn
his death.
Oh, well, there, may be some time.
How can there be.
His widow may marry again.
FOREST CIRC FIGHTERS
Will Have Better Facilities in Future
During the coming winter the officers In charge of thn Brazeau and
Athabaska d'vislons of the Rocky
Mountains forest reserve propose to
make "administrative Bite' surveys at
d'fferent points on the Reserves. Upon these sitss it Is proposed to ere :t
rnmrer and look-out stations which
will bo no farther apart than one day's
trlD bv nack train, along the primary
trail svstem of the Brazeau Reserv**.
It Is the Intention to erect, this winter,
at least three or four log cabins for
tlie ramrers A telenhone syste.n
is_ also being nlanned whereby these
Ttanger Stations will be connected
in* telenhone to the forest supervisor's office. This office is central'.v
located and leientione lines will run
In from nil directions, much in the
manner ef the spokes of a wheel with
th" central ede* ns the bub.
This region is one of th" riches*
coal roc-inns in Canada and Hip future
development of these coal fieMs will
lie amazing. A number of Inrpe
coal :p'r*os are nrendv In operation,
and with thp completion nf tb"
branches of thp O.T.P. railway now
under construction, wPl bo shipping
tboi'-iinda   tlf   tons   dp1!*'.
With the   future   development   of
tb's COUPtPV   til" t'mhpr- must bo pre-
served, This region bno one" ueen
■-.ri.to'i w'n, vprv valuable timber,
tvblch hie largely bun des'To*'"* nv
"-"I   In   tlio  p-c*.       There  ],,  nMll   an
■*i.t->,.*,»*i. c,,-,oi<- -• >*.i.*-.prWn Umbo*
Howevpr and IPe whoV rcMnn Is
irrepn wl'h >-nipr ledgenole p!nrt from
ton fo »Mi-*v voars in co.      Tf pro
rprvpfl -rom fire t'*l« w'l| I*" an '"-
vtlt.lpV.I-, ....it to I''" Po"**'— V-i'i
'ir   "eono—lo   uan-j   prr!    ■*,-   rrotniMoO.
to to." bud wafi»s nf *'l <be ri*-o-,
wbieb *-'-o 'n tbe foothills of th»
"astern tVns,
Many growing girls in school
or business are frail—delicate—
anemic—lack energy and ambition and have thin blood. It is
all unnatural and unless checked
leads to serious and chronic ills.
Nourishment, not dnigs, is the
k, law of reason to build strength
™ —but when appetite is poor and
digestion weak, ordinary foods
| do not nourish—then SCOTTS
f  EMULSION is necessary.
SCOTT'S EMULSION over
comes just such conditions; its
tissue material enters
*p». Hie blood without digestive effort and malo
it rich. It tones the
whole system ami starts
the healthy action of
cells throughout the
body.
I
Imitation, ar. ofton
otforect, but to net results
you must s-it SCOTT'S.
{'_"""•      Scott _ _owne, Toronto, Oulaiio
jTi-anVMail;
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FIND ROYAL PAPERS
Mlnard- Ll**lmen» ru-ea CnirK *e
MO'V    Al*t|*lft|e|    F'lr*    *>rP    Mei.tr
The raw nieces n* nelt nre tro7en
-rfl   *t,o   nl-lrt   oaref'lll"      eho**«d      o*S
♦ '--two-'   or"?   ennl   to   th°   tinonr'oq   to
»*o  mi*"  Into  leather.       T"o  feces
e.,r ,„V]ot*   romi'no  \e   al'Ovnr*   to  thaw
r'trdiflv a* th" bottom, so +**>** a email
nir*   p*   Inn   hair   !q   S**po-t    from   too
T-M-   (ttawod   nnrt'm   |a   tbon   e"Vored
,.-t*h  o  c"l„H,,ti of rubber, which  Ib
el'otvpd In cat.
T*ip pottutt Is that Let.* anffrnlpao
ntoopa o# Sir,' aro pbtalnpd m"eb
"So..." to^n t"oso **"hloh pnnto with
t1,« ttitnral skin. T"Pse sms* orM-
Oelnl #"rs pep p«tfl to he tnnrp lsst'nff
**ton the reel, hpcni-ap tbpv ore im-
ntuee from tbo attacks nf moths.
Th» Ftrsittv ef n Clenr s*lcln.—The
 .. .. is, ii™,   reeolatp,   the
nnniStt'ot*   of tbo blood.        \  o'lsneo'or-
o.i  l|,-rr panels ttentlrlflp-,  (r,  ("p blood
and th"so «hnw themsolvee In boom-
■-',~-   ...   '*-o   -Vln TSarrnolop.a  Vpg.
...-Mo T»l"r "r ..'l.e Ht*oo tbo llfPr
nm* |,nn. *t,o Vpo<1 en-t a rlpn*, hoaltbv
„M . n.lll e-tlo-.' •nlplT-'ent ,,en nf tblfl
-*-ndard m.i-tiolnp t/Pdloq, tvbo *S*I11
e.,11.- pnnroolato fl*fq nvltnp nttftt|fy
-e t1*oro ruts, pip use *hP*n  "d'h thn
**''-'*'" that tbe effect will be most
-ratifying.
Thn Leanlnq Tower
Tbe catnnnnlles of St. Mark and
Pisa were built or hetrun in the same
century—viz. the twelfth. The leaning tnwor In 17S feet high and RI feet
s. Inches In diameter, cylindrical In
fnrnt. the exterior entirelv built of
white marble and ths interior of Ver
ruca stone.
Wonderful Kindness
Patterns—Is Ghlvers good pay?
Hanchett—Oood pay? Why once
when his assets were twice as much
as his liabilities he went into bankruptcy so his creditors would get 200
cents on the dollar.
Superlative
Smith (to member of vested choir)
.—I hear you've got a new tenor ln
the choir. What kind of a voice has
he—good?
Jopes—Good? I should say so! It's
so good none of the other tenors will
speak to him.
Interesting Documents o' George llf
and IV are Discovered
A discovery of Eugilsli royal documents extraordinarily valuable and interesting, especially liom an American standpoint, has just beon made
iu London.
All state papers, private letters and
general correspondence of Kings-
G?orge HI and George IV have been
missing from the crown papers, and
it was supposed that when George IV
ascended the throne he destroyed his
fathers papers and afterwards his
own.
Their loss has always been deplored'
for they covered an Immensely Interesting period including the American
war o! Independence, on the Inside*,
history of which, from the Brltistt
side, these documents could shed Invaluable light.
It Is Bald that all these missing papers have Just heen found ln the cellars of Apsley House, residence of
the Duke of Wellington, whose grandfather, the great Duke, was one of
George IV's trustees. They ha""
lain in the cellars 100 years.
Their character was discovered by
accident, when some repairs were being carried out. Three vanlnads of
them have now been removed to
Windsor, where the royal librarian has
been Intrusted by the King with arranging them and selecting part of
them for publication.
I had been driving nil day In a remote pnrt of southern Georgia and af
nightfall stopped at a cabin occupied*
by one man. He wns very cordial*
and asked me to spend the night with
him. When wa.eat down to supper
I was somewhat disturbed to observer
tbat the meal consisted of a single-
large dish of potatoes. Without
apology 'he man. w'th a wave of his
hand toward th? dish, said ln a loud,
hearty voice:
Stranger, tak? one!
Ho nan«pd e moment and continue-
in a still,louder tone.
Stranger, take two!
Another pause, nnd then ever loader and more earneBtly;
Sanger, take mighty near all of
thom!
A Natural Object
He—If you women did get the right
to vote you couldn't in the nature of
things keep It.
She (Indignantly)—Why not, sir?
He—Because it Is a secret ballot,
you know.
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KIDNEY PAINS
IN THE BACK
Could Not Stand cr Even Turn in Bed
—Legs Greatly Swollen
A NEW INVENTION
.All Doctor's   Medicine    Failed—Cure
Effected by Use of
DR. CHASE'S
KIDNEY-LIVER PILLS
Again this great medicine lias tri-
-nmphed over kidney diseases ot a st-
-vere type. From a bed of suffering
;a_d helplessness Mra. Walsh wa3 restored to health and strength by using Dr.   Chase's Kidney-Liver I'ills.
Kidney pains in tlie bnck tortured
her.       Dropsical   swellings   had   se:       ,    ,
In and sho had no reason to hope for I of b0''-' audi ruck the problem would
Safety Appliance is Added to Grand
Trunk Equipment
Of all the multitude of problems anl
anxiety which make the h.ud of a
railroad official, ime his ih.t wears a
crown, lie uneasily, none is of greater
importance than tiie safety of passengers and the stability of equipment,
A railroad system however oarefully
organized and efficient y manned ia d
human device ami accidents aro bound
to occur although roduoed to a minimum. Whan accidents, in Ihe form
ot coHsion occur, it generally follows
that many valuable lives are lost und
that a number of expensive ears are
reduced to matchwood, Passengers
realize that  their greatest danger  is
telescoping, out few of them know that
telescoping Is due to the (act lhat tlie
body of llie car merely rests upon the
trucks and Is unconnected with it save
for a two Inch centre pin of negligible
Import an cc.
Were It possible to make a solid unit
.cure since the doctors medicine (all*
ed to even relieve her. Head what
the husband says ubout this reniurk-
Able cure.
Mr. Thos. D Walsh, Pictoti. N.S.,
-writes;—"Two years alto my wife took
to her bed ufter suffering for u loiiet
tlmi from kidney pains in the back.
-he wns not able to stand on he
feet, cr eveu turn herself in ted. The*
.doctor's medicine was no benefit whatever, that we could see. Sometime-
her legs wjuld swell considerably.
Rending about n woman In similar
■condition being cured by Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver "Ills, we purchased two
hoses and when these were used sue
was able to sit up. With three more
boxes she was restored to health and
.doing her own housework.
"As for mvself I also found these
pills all that Is claimed for them. I
igive this slstement ln order that others mny obtain the same ease from
appear to have been solved. This
however "cannot he done for the one
must he readily delnchuble from the
otlier to facilitate repairs. How then
to make them detachable at need and
yet a solid unit In operation la u question that has jeen solved by the Grand
Trunk System after nearly two years
careful work and its solution can fairly be claimed to mark the greatest
advance in railroading sines Westing-
house brought out his air-brake. No
other rn! road on this continent has
taken any steps to work out such an
equipment and no other railroad In Uie
world hns been able to work out anything of practical value.
No Invention ot such importance
was ever simpler. Only five solid
castings. .*Io complicated j fragile
machinery. Nothing to se' mt o'
work or be wrongly used. When assembled the device resembl -■*, nothin,.
so much as two gigantic nutB, one su-
.suffering as that experienced by my | per imposed upon th, other, and held
- _ ■*  - _ _    _. r tnirnth.-ie      \\\r      Ane   111      asnr-rtAsm.l       \. **_> t a » 1
-wife and myself.
One pill a dose, 25c. a box,
.dealers or -dmanson, Bates _
■Limited, Toronto.
at all
Co.,
Only a Decoy
I think she will make a very do*
imestle wife. I have been calling o i
'her for several months now and al*
ways And her darning one of her father's socks.
But have you noticed that It Is always the same old sock?
High Finance
Why do you keep asking people for
.change for a dollar and then asking
other people to give you a dollar for
your change?
Well, somebody may make a mistake ln change some time. And, believe me, It won't be me.
Pain Flees Before It.—There -.s
■more virtue lr n bottle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil nB a subduer of pain
than In cpllons of other medicine. The
publie know this and there are few
households throughout the country
where it cannot he found. Thirty
years of uso . ts familiarized the people with It, ond made it a household
■medicine throughout the western
world.
A Bridge of Ants
A species of ants which spin silk
Is common In hot countries. The
ants nest In trees, binding the leaveB
together to make their nests, The
_!lk used for his purpose is not secreted by the adult ants, hut by the larvae. In order to attach the silken
threads and draw the leaves together
the ants must carry the larvae about
from leaf to leaf. When two distant
leaves are to be drawn together a remarkable me'hod Ib employed. Five
or sir ants form a chain brldvlng the
Agnp between the leaves, each grlnplng
-the waist of another In Its mandibles.
A number of such chains will co-oner-
ate in bringing two leaves together.
Minard's   Liniment   Cures  Garget
Cows
Foil iws instructions
The father of a small family tells
us this one:
My wife Instructed our little boy
when he was Invited out to lunch the
■other day that when he was asked to
have a second helping of cake be
•should refuse It      You must Bay; No.  fasten bod*/ ™
together by easily removed vertical
keys and pin. ln a collision the
force of the Impact stops the trucks
of each car but since the object that
has been struck continues to move
and the bodies have a tendency to follow them; while the sudden applies
tion of the brakes to the trucks simu ■
taneous with the impact also causes
the bodies to move, these last become partla ly or entirely shifted from
their normal position ; upon the trucks.
The impact strikes the platforms of
trucks first of all and If these remained even the danger of telescoping
would he small but when the bodies
are shifted one Inch higher than another, its platform climbs upon the
lower platform and the two bodies
crush Into each other.
It is evident tbat some force must
be applied to counter net the movement of the bodies and the only one
aval able has never been taken advantage of—brake force which acts
upon the wh.»els that are attached to
the truck. This is why a device bed
to be planned that would make truck
and body a unit so as to allow th«
brake to act upon them both. In ad
ditlon the Joining of the track to the
body hangs the weight of the former
upon either end of the latter and to
that extent helps to prevent tho body
from rising up.
Impressed with certain accidents,
Mr. J. Coleman, superintendent if
the Grand Trunk Car Department at
Point St. Charles, started to work
upon this idea, as has been said nearly two years ago. Last August he
submitted his Invention, which he describes as a centrifugal lock in the
centre pate of the car, to the President, Mr. Cliamborlin, who was so
Impressed' with Its value that he ordered the device to be added to all
future equipment and at the present
time it is being built into 96 Grand
Trunk Pacific passenger cars.
The weight of these cars varlis
from 80,000 lbs for a baggage car *o
115,000 pounds for a passenger coach,
whllethe weight of trucks varies frotn
12,000 pounds for a four wheeled truck
to 20,000 pouuds for a six wheeled
truck.
Within the past month or so the
Board of Railway Commissioners, evidently impressed also with the danger
of telescoping and Its cause, gave notice to the Canadian Railways that at
a future session it would inquire what
was to be done to obviate the danger
and why they shou d not be made to
truck   together   In
1 thank you, I've had  enough, said
„he.     And don't you forget It.
He didn't. When asked if he'd
'have aome more cake, he said, No.
i thank you; I've had enough and
don't you forget It!
An All-British Lord Mayor
When I got out of bed this morning I left behind me Irish linen sheets
and Witney blankets. I went into
the bathroom and used English soap
and Irish towela. I dreBsed In
Scotch tweeds nnd put on English-
made boots, and went to breakfast
supplied wholly with British produce.
As far ns I am concerned, everything
I eat, drink, and wear comes from
the British Empire. Such was the
interesting confession made a few
days ago by Sir T. Vezey Strong,
{.ord Mayor of London, In connection
with the movement for an all-British
shopping week.
Chapped Daads
Won't Bother
Von
if instead of
Soap you use
SNAP, the
original hand
cleaner.
j SNAP con*
tains no lye or
. acids, but glycerine and neutral
oils which keep the skin smooth
and in splendid condition.
Try SNAP for a week and notice
the difference. 47
SNAP
Mt. from jHMtr _wler to-d-7. Birtco-pou.
W. N. U. Ml
someway. For this reason nothing
haa been said by the Grand Trunk
about its device as the company was
desirous of obtaining first Ihe approval of the Commissioners, but Grand
Trunk officials feel no small pride that
In this Important matter they have
been the plo.ieers of nil the railroads
of the world and are confident that
tliey have added Immeasurably to the
safety of passenger travel.
Save From $100 To $200 On The Carload Bv Ordering From
We Guarantee  You Standard Grades At  Lowest   Prices.
Do not decide your building projects for the coming season until you have
seen our special lumber price list. It gives the price of our lumber laid down
at your nearest station and should prove of very great interest to every mau
or woman who wants to get the best value for his or bet money. Write for it
now and study it over carefully by your fireside. Compare our prices and
the quality of our lumber. Note the saving advantages of our system when
computing the cost of your home or barn.
You will find it much to your benefit to investigate our method of direct
dealing. You will find it satisfactory and economical. We guarantee to
furnish thc highest grades, and we ship direct from the mill to your nearest
station. There are no handling expenses for unloading, storing or insuring
(which usually amounts to $3 or $4 per thousand feet) to be added to our
prices.
Because of the distance we cannot accept orders for less than a minirtTtim
carload of 18,000 feet. The average house or barn will require this amount.
If you do not need this quantity, we suggest that you and those of you neighbors also needing a small amount form a club and order a carload between
you. ,
f
LET US PLAN YD.!?
HOUSE OR BARE,
All our stock plana are designed hy
licensed architects, designed with a view
to strength, warmth, beauty, utility and
economy In construction. You will And
them fully Illustrated in the lumber section of our catalogue, to which you should
refer.
SEND IN YOUR BILLS OF
MATERIAL NOW
Do not allow this Important Item to
stand over until the last minute. Send
in your bills aa early aa possible, preferably at once, and we will quote you the
cost of all the material laid down at your
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WINNIPEG CANADA
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Tricking the Bobby
A Dublin eccentric a short time ago
entered a purveyor's Bhop ond bougutl
a ham. Having paid for his purchase, lie requested that It ahould be,
hung outside the shop door, saying
thai ho would call back for It. The
customer then paced up and down out
side the shop till a policeman came in
sight, and Just as the man in blue
caught his eye.he .grabbed thp ham
and bolted. The constable, however,
soon collared the thief, as he, thought
and hauled him back to the shop. Having explained the nature of the alleged Crime to the Bhop assistant, he
asked the latter to charge the offender..
But, said the assistant, as he realized the Joke, It's his own ham. He
was quite at liberty to take it in any
circumstances he chose. I
Force of Habit
He was an old merchant who had
built up a big business by advertising.
John said his wife, what do you
want on your tombstone?
Oh, he answered, it isn't very Important what the text is bo long as It
gats good space and is well displayed.
Stronger Than Sympathy
I am glad to see. anyhow, that you
sympathize with the under dog in thia
barbarous fight.
Sympathize with him? Gosh, mister.
all the money I've got is up on that
daw* I
WOMAN  DIVINER  FINDS SPRINGS
AND METALS
Rich Petroleum Well One of the Fruits
of Her Remarkable Gift
Madame Charlotte von Tuekoery,
a Hungarian, who is endowed
with the remarkable gift of divination,
will shortly arrive ia Paris on her way
to London.
From hjr childhood she has amus-nl
herself by exercising her peculiar
powers in search ot water and metals
on the great Hungarian plains.
She haB frequently discovered
springs, the existence of which no one
Buspected, and one of her achiev**
ments was the locating of four
springs on the estate of Herr Kubelik,
In Bohemia, while sho was the guest
of the famous violinist.
Her usual metnod Is to make uso nf
a divining rod made of hazelwooi or
willow, which she allows to lead he*
over the ground. In this way she
has discovered not only springs of water und petroleum, but also scams ot
gold, silver and coal.
Last yoar, while travelling ln Hungary, passing through a district called
Neutra, she was able by her extreme
sensibility, to Indicate that for six
and a half minutes the train had passed near deposits of gold and silver.
One of her latest successes has been
the discovery of a rich petroleum
spring near Hanover at a depth of 760
feet, which is now being exploited.
Mme. von Tuekoery, who is a tall,
handsome woman of about 40, Is unable to account for her wonderful gift.
While searching for hidden springs
and metals she resembles a woman
walking tn her sleep.
Minard's  Liniment  Cures  Olphthtrlt
The Hudson Bay Company's post at
Fort George, British Columbia, are
laying their plans and making arrangements to have their next season supplies come in by way of Kdmonton
and Tete Jaune Cache over the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway. This arrange
ment marks a new feature in transportation over that country, as heretofore all freight had to be drawn in
by waggon over the old caribou road
for a distance of 167 miles, and thence
by steamer for another 150 miles.
During the coming season they will
be able to bring their freight to Tete
Jaune Cache, and then down the Fraser with their own scows manned with
native Indians.
GALL STONES
Kidney Stones and Gravel are quickly exj.ell-d from the system by tlu
use of
SANOL
which has been a signal success
throughout Canada ns a complete
cure of Kidney Trouble and all Uric
Acid DlseaseH. VV.. will send letters
telling; ot many cures to all who will
write us.
Price J1.60 Per Bottle at all Leading
Druggists.
THE SANOL MFG.  CO., LTD.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
He Got It
Teacher—Willie, give me a sentence
in vhlch the term hook and eye id
used.
Willie—Me nnd pa went flshln.' Pa
told me to bait mo hook an' I did.
What Is more tragic than to forget
on "the morning after" that convincing excuse you gave the night before?
More Like It
By Jove, said Dlngleberry, enthusiastically, look at that girl sitting on
tlie beach there, isn't she a perfect
Nujad!
Nope, said Wigglethorpe, She hasn't
been near the water—she's more of a
Dry-ad.
Philllpplne Forests
Forests of the Philippines, according lo a government expert, contain
200,000,000,000 board feet of lumber,
one-half as much as in the forest reserves of the United States, but on
one-eighth the area of land.
.Weatherwlse Birds and Fish
The seagull makes a splendid living
barometer. If a convey of seagulls
fly seaward early in the morning sailors and flsher_ien know that the day
will be fine and the wind fair, but if
the birds keep Inland, though there bo
no haze hanging out toward the sea
to denote unrleasant weather, Interested folk know that the elements will
be unfavorable. / Of all weatherwlse
fish the dolphin Is the most remarkable. During a fierce gale or a storm
at sea the mariner knows that the
end of it Is near If he can see a dolphin or a number of that fish sporting
on the high Bea waves.
As a vermicide thero Is no preparation that equals Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator. It has saved the lives
of countless children.
FIRE-FREE
The One
Ideal Gift
for all the family
for all the year
around is a "Trademark
Columbia Grafonola
Ask your nearest Columbia
dealer to play you the specia
Xmas Columbia Records. (Fit
any machine.)
Columbia Phonograph Company
McKinnon Building, Toronto, O.i*.
Territory Opou to Dealers
Regularity
of the bowels is an absolute necessity for good health. Unless thc
waste matter from the food which
collects there is got rid of at least
once a day, it decays and poisons the
whole body, causing biliousness, indigestion and sick headaches. Salts
and other harsh mineral purgatives
irritate the delicate lining of the
bowels. Ur. Morse's Indian Root
Pills—entirely vegetable—regulate
the bowels effectively without weakening, sickening or griping.   Um
Dr. Morse's   "
(Indian Root Pills
Little Damage on Rocky Mountains
Forest Reserves This Season
During tho season of 1912 there have
been no dangerous fires within either
tho Brazeau or Athabaslia Forests of
the Rocky Mountains Forest Reserve'.
There have heen a few small fires
along the new railway under construction within tho Brazeau Reserve,
caused by negligence on the part of
contractors, but throughout the season
the weather conditions have, been so
favorable that the dancer of serious
fires was almost negligible.
The TJrazcau nnd Athabaska forests
are tho two northerly divisions of the
large Rooky Mountains forest reserve,
and with propose! additions constitute over one third the total area of
the Rocky Mountains forest reserve on
the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, or about four snd a half million
acres. The ofllco of the forest supervisor of these reserves is now situated
within th" Hrazenu reserve, at Mile 37.
of the Alberta Coal Branch, 46 miles
southwest of Edson, the first divisional point nn the main lino o' the G.T.
P. Ry., 160 miles west of Edmonton.
During the season of 1912 there have
been fifteen forest rangers ln all stationed at different points over the two
reserves. This, of course, is a very
Inadequate forco for such a large
area. '
SHAW'S SCHOOLS
The Central Iiusiness College, Toronto, with four City brancli schools,
The Central Telegraph and Railroad
School and Tho Shaw Correspondence
Schoo,. nro now commonly known aa
"Shaw's Schools." In these schools
a ereat work Is being done in training
young people lor business pursuits
nnd for earning good salaries. Tho
annual curriculum is Interesting and
Is mailed free on sending request to
W. H   Shaw. President. Toronto, Ont.
A Fine Voice
Smith—Your wife has a fine voico.
Jones—Yes, one of the beBt ln the
world; otherwise It would have been
worn out several years ago.
Did she give him anything to remember her first husband by?
Yes; herself.
Boy's Good Guest
The story Is told of Judge McCan-
loes of Wichita, who has the distinction of being Uie leanest man In tlio
slate, that he was one day walking
along a street In Kansas City when
he noticed that a hound dog was trailing him. After he had gone a block
and the dog was still trailing him, he
turned to a street gamin and asked:
Boy, what lo you suppose that dog
Is following me for?
Well, mister, said the boy as he
looked the Judge over from head to
foot, I dunno exactly, but my Idea Ut
that he takes you for a bone. THE     ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Islander Printing & Publishing Company
\V. R. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1313.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price SI.50 per year, payable in advance
The editor does not  hold   himself responsible for  riews expressed by
correspondents.
What the Editor has to say.
Tin: House of Commons opened on Tuesday, January 14,
ii I'uu weeks' adjournment, The Conservative members have
iv ti ri ied to the Capital more enthusiastic than ever in favour
uf the Borden naval proposals, find state that tliey find the
i''hi try almost unanimously in favour of the Premier's plan lo
give three Dreadnoughts to the British navv. Be'ore the House
ailjiiurued for the Christmas recess the Liberals were talking ot
forcing an election on the navy question, and during the holidays there has been considerable agitation from a certaiu section of the party and from a certain part of the Liberal pres,s'
for the Opposition to hold up all business in Parliament, sttip
the estimates and compel the Government to go to the country.
However, after having consulted tlieir constituents, the Liberals are back to Ottawa in a changed frame of mind and apparently prepared to accept the Borden Navy Bill after a pre-
functory debate.
When the House adjourned on December 18, following
the eloquent speech of Hon. George E. Foster, the member tor
•South Wellington, Hugh Guthrie, gave a parting challenge to
the Conservatives to appeal to the country. It was even in the
form of a defiance and was taken to indicate that the party intended to force the issue. In the meantime, Mr. Guthrie has
been holding a series of meetings in his riding. Evidently he
has not been very strongly convinced that the country isenthu
siastic over the Laurier naval scheme. When he resumed the
debate on Tuesday the speech, instead of being of a fighting
natur**. was exceedingly pacific and he wound up by holding
out the olive branch in the shape cf a compromise. However,
as the compromise he suggested was practically that the Government should adopt the Laurier proposals, it is not being
Seriously considered. There was no talk of forcing an election,
and the whole tenor of the speech was decidedly mild in
character. ____________________
As a matter of fact, the whole talk of forcing an election
and the general agitation in the Liberal party against the
Borden scheme has emanated from several of the ex-cabinet
ministers who are aching again for the fruits of office, and hav
ing nothing to lose and everything to gain by another contest
are naturally anxious to take the gambler's chance. They were
supported in this agitation by a certain section of the Liberal
press. Hon. Mackenzie King and Hon. Sydney Fisher were
the two most prominent in this movement. They have been
frequenting the corridors at Ottawa and have succeeded in
playing a considerable part in the inner councils of the party.
Their interference has been bitterly resented by the, rank and
file, and the present revolt in the party at Ottawa against any
policy of obstruction is regarded as very significant. They
were discredited before; they are more discredited now, Whether they will again be able to gam the upper hand iu the party
caucus and induce the Opposition to adopt the fatuous policy
of holding up business and making such a vital and Imperial
question as the navy a party football, remains to be seen But
judginy by the comments of the averaye Liberal member at
Ottawa Messrs. King and Fisher will have to take very much
of a back seat and the Borden navy bill will probably pass the
House in less than two weeks.
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TEAS—All the favorite brands of Indian and Ceylon Teas
sold at lowest market prices, We quote blue Ribbon
Tea. Red Label, .10 cents per lb., 51bs $1.90. This is a
standard household tea and splendid value at our price.
At 50 cents per lb wo have Tetleys's, Ridgway's Nabob and
Challenge Cup Teas.
At 60 cents per lb - Upton's "A" Blend and Ridgeway's
Five o'clock.
At 35 cents per lb- Hulk tea that draws a good cup, lib 35c.
31b for $1.00.
Also Japan Teas in half-pound packets at 25c per package.
rOFFEES-51bs tins, Nabobs Brand, $2.00, Columbia $1.65.
v* lib tins, Nabob, 45c; Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand 45c.
Ridgways 50c, Colmbia 35c. Try our fresh coffee, ground
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Shoes, Hardware, etc., at the
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on all Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
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Hon. Martin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture, has announced that the Government lias under consideration the
giving of large assistance to the live stock industry of the
country. One way will be by strengthening the live stock
classes at the larye agricultural exhibitions, east and west.
T— IsMli^lWslli—Mllii lull tn
The Store of
Quality
The Store of
Quality
It is the first rule of good speaking that the man should
know the truth of what he is going to say.
A good word is an easy obligation.     But not to speak ill
requires only our silence, but costs us nothiny.
People seldom improve when they have no model but
themselves to copy from.
The BiM Store
STOCK-TAKING means many
lines at clearing prices that
spell Bargains for you.
Wc do not want to
carry these lines into
stock, and January
JJlst must see them all
cleared, to snake room
for New Spring Goods.
Our Grocery Department is stocked with
nothing but cleanest
and freshest of goods.
Give Us a Trial Order      Satisfaction Guaranteed
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J. BARRIE,
Successor t. A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,
Ice Cream,
Fruits,
Cigars and
Tobaccos
M-Kinnel.'s Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
FOR SALE
FIFTEEN ACRE- OF GOOD
r LAND, Six aores. cleared, 'fh'im
uores in Market Garden containing
Ua9pl.rriea, -trawinii'HeE, etc.
Edward W. Bickle
NOTAHY PUBLIC,
C0NVEY_NC'I''./?,
and RE__ ESTATE
CUMBE.KL'N-., B.0
LABOUR   COMMISSION
GTTTINGS of the Provincial _.ihnur
Commission will lie held as follow.*:
Nannimo—Monday, February 17tli, at
8 p.m., Court //ouse
Cumberland — IPednesday,    February
19th, at 8 pm.
Allierni—Monday,   February 24th, nt
8 p.m.
/.adyamith—Tuesday, February 25th,
at 8-30 p.m.
■S'teveston—J/onday,   .1/arch   Srd,   at
2 80 p.m
Chilliwack—Tueaday,   March   4th, at
2-30 p m
New    Westminster —Thursday. March
8th, at 11 a.m,  City //all
Vancouver—Friday; March 7th, at 10
a.in., Court House
The Commission is empowered to
nquire into all matters athVtinj* tht
conditions of labour in *Bi*:lish Col
unthia. _11 persons interested are
invited to attend anil give evidence,
//. G. 1'ARSON,
Chairman
F. R McNAMARA,
Secretary,
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Sundaes
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ClmujfL' advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
tie in this ollice not litter than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
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DKPAimiENT  OF LANDS
CANCELLATION Of RESERVE.
JkTUTICE is hereby given that* the
reserve existing hy reason of
the nutice published in the British Columbia Gazette nf December 27th,
1907, ia cancelled in ao far aa the tame
relates to the following described lands
so lis to prrtnit of the sale of thc timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast oorner
of of Lot No. 2849, Redonda Island,
New Westminster district; thence east
13 chains; thence north 4 chains; thence
east 19 chains; thence south 25 chains;
thence weat 32 chaina, more or less, to
the east boundary of Lot No. 2849;
tli.■nee northerly along the east boundary uf snid lot to the point of com
meiice nent; containing by admeasurement In acres more or less.
HUBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy .Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., December 11th, 1912
Dec 21 8m
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STORIES OF A QUAINT
SCOTCH PREACHER
Amongst the quaint, old-time
ministers of Scotland, the Rev.
Robert Shirra, many years pastor
of the Secession Church. Kir-
caldy, Fifeshire, Scotland, was
among the most noted. He was
widely known for his pithy, outspoken remarks, and for his piety
and courage. Where conviction
and principle were concerned, he
knew no fear.
When there was a cry about
liberty and equality, a number of
his church members waited on
him and asked for his opinion on
the subject. Instead of answering them off-hand, he intimated
that he would deal with the subject from the pulpit on the Sab
bath. The church was crowded
as a consequence, and at the close
of his discourse, Mr. Shirra said:
"Since the call from the deputation I hae travelled in spirit a'
owre the warld, and I'll just gae
my experience. I hae travelled
owre the earth—its frozen and
burning zones, mountains and
valleys, rivers and deserts, and
met big and little, rich and poor,
wise and ignorant, good and bad,
—no equality there! I went
through the sea, wi' its deeps,
shoals, rocks, sandbanks, whirlpools and eddies, where are a'
kind o' fish, the strong devouring
the week, and the big swallowing
the little—no equality there! I
hae ascended to heaven, wi' its
greater and lesser lichts, planets
and comets, suns and satellites,
thrones and dominions, angels,
cherubim and seraphim—no e-
quality there! I hae descended
to hell, where Beelzebub an' his
grim counsellors, Moloch and
Belial, tyrannise over the other
devils, an' all of them over wicked
men's souls—no equality there !
That is what I found. If you're
no' satisfied, an' wish to go in
search o' liberty and equality,
you'll no find them where I've
been, but if ye can think o' ony-
where else, ye may try. Meanwhile, you have got all the information I can give. It rests wi'
you to make a proper use of it."
A soldier, on another occasion,
called forth his sarcasm. As he
entered the kirk, and stalked
along the aisle in all the pomp
and splendour of a new uniform,
ostensibly looking for a seat, but
in reality to exhibit his clothes to
the admiring gaze of the congre-
gation, Mr. Shirra, looking down
from the pulpit, said, "Sit doon,
man, sit doon; an' we'll see your
new breeks when the kirk scales.'
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CO.iL mining rights of the Domini.-'-
oi Mi'iiiiohn, Saskatchewan mi" Albert*,
'lie Yukon T. rritory. the Northwest Tern
tories and in a portion of the Province ol
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
• if twenty-one years at -n annual rental "I
SI ao acre. Not more than 2,50Uacti-s
a jil h, less, il to nne applicant.
Application for a lease must he made bi
'he applicant in person to the Ayeot until)
Agtstit of the district iu which the right',
applied for are siuinleil.
In surveyed rurtitnry tbe laud mint bo
described by sectioti*, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsuiveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked uut b>
-hfipp'icitit himvelf.
K.rhapplicstinn must be acoompnnicd
hy a fee of $5 which will be refund-d ii the
> U'hts applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on 'li.
o*tc! 'ii'id'le"input of the mine ai h>
rale of live cents per ton.
The person operation the mine shall
'uroish the Agen' with sworn returns sc
outititik* fr the fu'l quantity - f msrch*
an rablt coal mined snd pay the royalty
'hereon. If the C' al ininiag rights are
notbeinir operated sue returnsshallht!
furnished »t least "lice a ye ir.
The lease will include the coal minim'
rights only, but Ihe bssee imiy be permitted tn purchase whatever available sur
face rig1 ts may be considered necessary
f. i-tln-w'Tkititf'-f the mines' the rate -f
(lOOOahsoie
For full information application should
be made to the Sucre ary of the Depot*
ftheli.'eioi  Oi
As-cut or Nub Ac nl > ID- mini u Lands
W   W. COKV.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N Fl- Unautlu ri*vd publication of this
advuillbcmeljt ,1 ill not b., aid fur.
LAND   ACT.
Victoria L.i d District
District of S-tywatd
Tike notice   hst M "gin O'Brien, of
N .iiaiuio, B.C., occupation hotel propiie-
t'-r, intends to apply for permission to
ourchasethe following described lands;—
Cointiieticiuv st a post planted at tie
N W. Corner of I'.R. 370[>, thenoe noith
40 obains, east 40 chains, s tit li 40 chains,
» est 40 chains to point uf commencement,
containing 160 acres m'-ro or less,
Morgan O'Brien, Applicant
M .1. M. Known.  A)..nl.
Dated December 20th, 1912. 22 3
Sayw-ttd Lund District.
Diatrict of Styward
T.k i   notice   that James  Affleck,   uf
N'liiaiin", B.C . i ccupatit ti s.eii', intends
to    apply   for   pennisss on to purchase
the fulluwing described lands:- C-uninen
iug   at a   post planted at the southeast
corner  if   Pr   3705.   thence north 40
chains,   thenoe   east   40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, thence west 40 chains t
point of o nimoncement, and containing
1H0 acres more or less.    James Aiti.btk
M. J. M Keown, agent.
Dated December 20 h. 11*12,
SAYWARn   LAND   DISTKIOT
Dist riot of Sty Ward.
Take notice that Frrd B toth, of Nan
limo, occupation bookkeeper, in'e ds u
ipply for permission to purchase the following described lands:— Commencing at
* P'-et planted at the northwest corner ot
T A. Toombs' application tu purchase
(of (140 aores) ihenoe north 80 chains;
'he- ce east 80 chains; the- ce south 80
ch-'tlis the ce -vest 80 ch.itis -point I
oi-mine. cement and containing 640 acres
more or less Fked Booth,
M.J.MKeown, sgsnt.
Dated December 20 h, 1012.
, SA5WARD LAND DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF .SAYWARD
r»ke notice thai T  A. Toombs, of N»
n**.-hi , B.C., occupation hr ker, intends
 ppl)   t-' pe tuts o pinch se  tin
t lowing lU'.-uir- d la da;- C uniiu < 1
at a pos pianted at the nnrtlietist come
nf TL 37483, thence west 80 chains,thence
north 8n eh-iioR, 'hence east 80 chains,
lienoe j'-utli 80 chains io point .f c -in
nit*' ceuieiii, c ntuining 640 acres more or
leSI I'. A  TO  MBS,
M i. McKeown, agent.
I),,d D   -tub    20'h. 1913
DIbTKIC OF **Ai WARD
t>ku 'ono- thai Hill n E. •• .
f N.oi im , ceiipaiion a ln„k i,
intends ro apply fur permissiuii to purchase the following /lese ibed 'and*-:—
Ooinoiet-cing al a post planted at -he
llorthwust oortier of TL 4521, the, ct
o th 80chii.is, tlie ice east 80 chairs,
the Ou souih 80 chaius. thence west 8o
chains to point of coiuniunoeiiiout. a d
coll'-it'nu 610 . "■-more .    ks*.
Hilton Eaton.
M, J. MKe -wu, agent.
Dated December -0th, 1912
DISTRI.'T Or' HAYWARD
Take nol ice thai A E. T nibs, of Nanaimo, occupation broker, intends to ap*
ply fir permission to purchase the f .11 w
owing described la ds;— Commencing at
a post planted at the northeast corner of
TL 37183, thei o. north RO chaius, theuce
easi 80 cains, thence suuth 80 chains,
thei.ee west 80 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres more
or less. A   E. Toombs.
M..t  McKeown, agent.
D.ittd D.ember 20th, 1912.
DISTRICT OK SAYWAKD
T»ke notioe 'ha' Ch.ilri Roddy,
Q eb. c, I Q., occupation c.erk, u.t-nds
to apply for permission to pin-chase tin
following desciibed find-:—Commencing
at a post planted at the northwest corner
• <f Hilton Eaton's application to purchase,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains, theuce s uth 80 chains, thence
wesi 80 chains to point of c 'Uimeiicetiien'
and containing 640 acres more or less.
Cuaiu.es Reimr,
M, .i. .VIKeown, agent.
Dated December 30th, 1912.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C,
Agent for tlio
NANAIMO
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WORKS
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hei un celebrate Thanksgiving gaily
but temperately, said Simeon Ford,
|he humorous hotel man o( New York.
Let us emulate the colonel.
The i ilinisl came down to break*
test, the morning alter Thanksgiving,
With it !;aiidnK0_ hand.
Why, colonel, what's tho niattel
With your hand? they asked him.
Confound I', all, Iho colonel answer
ed, we had a little Thanksgiving pany
last 'night, and one of the younger
tnen got Intoxicated and trod ou my
band as ho was walking ucmss the
room.
Women, remarked the grocer, are
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A Scheme That is said to Improve the
Sense of Smell
The most striking fact connected
wilh my sch ml career, said the preo
school grad-iate was a peculiar ability on the pari of our commandant io
detect thc faintest odor of smoke la
a room on hia daily inspection. The
school I attended was of the military
variety, and smoking was a rather
serious offeiue. No mattor liovv
much a room had been aired or tanned
wilh wet tow.Is previous to the itispec
tion, the offender was always caught
After I had received my flnlahimi
touches and become a citizen 1 mud-3
so hold as to inquire from what nc
euliar dispensation of providence thi
ability was -liven to delect one nml '-
rule of smoke in a hundred cubic
feet of pur,* dr.      The old hoy smile I
and binding "ia to secrecy, imparted
the reason of Ills wonderful ability,
Then he took ine tn a hoy's vacated
room and to'd me to wet my finger
and rub my nostrils with It and snilf.
Lo and behold, Where before tliar*
s"oniod no taint In the ntmosphera
was now delected lhat smell of old -o
bacco smoke! Since then I havo
tausht school myselt and hnve used
the trick occasionally, entirely for ex*
perlinental  purposes, however.
I have also sought tlie scientific applanation, but with little success. II
may, however, be somewhat analogous
to the process of tasting. You know
It Is impossible to tar.te anything that
is not dissolved In water or Is not a
liquid itself. So the moisture on tho
nostrils must carry thc smaller particles of smoke in a moro or less damp
state to the olfactory nerve ends and
thus make che smell more apparent.
At least this is the only explanation
I have ever found for the phenomenon.
The same thing enn also be used
for detecting other odors and I have
found It useful on a number of occasions for this purpose, both In analytical chemistry, when only a small particle of a certain material Is avail
ablo for analysis and In detecting
faint perfume from flowers that art
ordinarily quite-odorless.
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the warm months, as undue laxness of
the bowels may seize a man at any
time. Such a Bufferer will find
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Every day brings us nearer to the
completion ot the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. This is emphasized by
the fact,that passengers can now leave
Edmonton at 10.00 p.m. in Pullman
Sleeping Car arriving at Fltzliugh in
the heart of the Canadian Rockies,
Alberta, at 9.20 the next morning and
Tete Jaune Cache on the Fraser River ln British Columbia, at 2 o'clock
the next afternoon, 111 hours to do tho
journey. This Is remarkable when It
Is considered that two years ago last
summer, an exploration party In
charge of Mr. H. R. Charlton. General
Advertising Agent of the Company,
penetrated the forests and followed
the trails through the Yellowhead
Pass, which trip occupied 37 days of
continuous travel by pack train between Edson and Tete Jaime Cache.
This same distance Is now covered by
the Iron steed with a comfortable train
ln 10 hours.
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Family Records In the Peerage
The fact tnat the Marquess of Don-
egall has lately made his first p at-
form appearance at the mnture ago of
seven reminds one that he has been
fatherless since birth, ,yet were his
father, the fifth marquess, alive today he would be within a few weeks
of entering i.ls ninetieth year. The
Duke of Norfolk will be well ovr
eighty when h's son and heir attain.-.
his majority while between tho eldest daughter o? the Enrl of Abingdon
—Lady Edmund Talbot—and his
youngest—Lady Dotty Bertie—thero
iu an Interval of nearly forty years.
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Why on earth do you come to m;
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away peevishly Why don't you go
to jorrocks? Ho's the prosperous
looking member of our set.
That's just It, Harkaway, said Bill-
ups. Jorrocks looks so very prosperous that I am quite sure he spends
every penny he mnkes, but you, old
man—why, you dress like a man who
saves his money.
P.S.—Ho didn't get It.
W.  N. U. 931
Pharaohs Had the Hookworm
The hookworm has been preying ou
man perhaps for thousands of years.
A papyrus written 3,400 years ago
contains a description of a disease ill
Egypt which many physicians declare
was the hookworm disease. It describes It too accurately to be anything
else. In recent times It was observed
in Egypt flrst ln 1833, but the first record of treatment was made In 1887.
Whether or not malaria was one of
the chief causes of the down fall of
Greece and Rome, it is very certain
that hookworm disease has played a
part In Asiatic history. The anemic
condition of millions of people century after century has profoundly effected their economic life, their Intellectual qualities, their social habits
and Ideals and their religion. Of
I that there can be no doubt.
The Wretchedness
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This doesn'. taste like genuine ma*
pie sirup to roe, said the suspicious
purchaser.
Probably not,   replied    the    genial
grooer.      After what you have been
accustomed to the real article would
naturally seem strange.
Faith Destroyed
I'll never believe ln phrenology
again.
Why?
We had a phrenologist In our house
the otlier night and got him to feel
the cook's head, He said her bump
of destruction was small.
MURDER AND SUICIDE PROMPTED
BY POVERTY
Old Man Cuts Wife's Throat at Her
ncoueatt*,   Then Hangs Himself
A few days ago when a police
magistrate who had been summon id
by the conclerr? entered tho room occupied by M. and Mine. Jan Van
den Bosch ln the Itu? de Transvaal, lie
found the woman, who was 73 years
old, dying on the floor with her
throat cut, while her husband's body
was suspended from a hook in the
ceiling.
The man had kll.ed his wife with
her permission, and then committed
suicide iu order to end a life of poverty .
The couple ilved in Pellcville, which
is one of the slum quarters of Paris,
for six years, and made a precarious
living by selling odds and ends of
every kind, from o'd bicycle tyres and
rusly tools »o imitation Jewelry, at
the weekly market which Is held at
the La Villette pate of Paris.
M. Van den Bosch was formerly a
very rich man. His wifo s father had
been official painter to the cnurt of
Ihe Netherlands, nnd bis pictures and
miniatures sold for high prices. He
had villas at Nice and Ostend. and
his daughter was brought up In lux
ury. When she married M. V*.n
den Bosche, however, her father had
lost his fortune and she whs penniless.
Both M. Van den Bosch and hi-,
wife were regarded by their neighbors
In Belleville as aristocrats. Desplt»
their poverty they had no friends and
the-' were always very reserved.
Their one amusement was to walk to
St. Mande, where there was a bowling
club, of which M. Van den Bosch was
a member. The old man played bowls
while hit wife looked on.
Two days ago one member of
the bowling club heard Van den Bosch
sny to his wife: When there Is nothing left we shall kill ourselves
Of late they sold practl-a'.ly nothing
at the weekly market; thev owed twn
months' rents nnd some tradesmen's
bills, and on Wednesday they were un-
ab'e to buy food.
When the concierge could not gain
admittance to their room she summoned a magistrate and two gendarmes.
A locksmith tried unsucressfuFy to
force the door, whereupon a pollc-
man climbed through a window.
M. Van den Bosch's body was still
warm. Beside his wife lay a bloodstained razor. Mme. Van den
Bosch was ab'e to whisper a brief ac
count of the tragedy before she died
AIRMAN WRECKED ON LAKE
Hat Narrow Escaoe From Being
Frozen to Death
Recently in Geneva, a Swiss airman
named Oysell had a narrow escape
from being frozen to death while flying ln a hydroplane over Lake Constance.
He was caught In a violent snowstorm above Merseburg, and his motor stopped. Gysell was obliged to
descend on ihe rough surface of tho
lake, where he remained clinging to
his wrecked hydroplane for tw*»
hours.
Owing to the blinding snow he couli
not be seen nor were his cries heard
on shore. \Vhen the snowfall ceased
he was rescued by boatmen.
W1NCHBSTB&
"Nublack" and "New Rival" Loaded Shotshells
Oood shooters and sure shooters are Winchester " Nublsxk" and " New
Rival" black powder loaded sheila. They are strongly made and loaded
with only standard brands of powder, shot and wadding. Their even pat*
tern and deep penetration make them sure game getters. You wiil find
nothing better.   Sold everywhere.   Look for  the  Red \g on  the  boa.
Tbey  Are   Uniform,   Highly Satisfactory  Loads.
Never to be Supplanted
Thomas A. Edison's abhorrence of
stock sp-icul.ilIon nnd market rigging
Is well known. Mr. Edison voiced
Ihis abhorrence In a recent Interview
on electricity.
Yes, he said, It Is true thnt an electrical machine has been Invented that
will rid cheese of Us mites. I donb!
though If any mechanism as efficacious as the promoter will ever be 'n-
vented for ridding widows of thelr-i.
Nell—Don't you think Miss Antique
keeps her age remarkably well?
Belle—Sure. She never gives It
away.
Said to be the largest tree trunk
In the world Is that of a tule tree at
Hltla. Mexico, which measures 115
feet ln girth.
Bluejacket's Neckerchltf
It Is not known generally that tht
bluejacket's black neckerchief, a survival of the lervlci rrnurnlng for
Nelson, Is the best Bri I Ull silk oi-
tulnable and that the admiralty Is ll
very fnst'd'.i.'H customer. Two in
each man are Issued annually and
many thousands of these discarded
scarfs have been subsequently worn
by Jack s femininity. A pair of them
make an excellent blouse.
Don't you think woman's education
should be equal to man's asked tha
suffragette.
A woman naturally knowt moro
than a man does, replied Mr. Grow-
cher. If she goes on studying public questions, abe'll know only ai
much. ,
THE FARMER AND HIS
GRAIN
The only sure and satisfactory way in which the Western Farm*r
can secure the highest possible market vniue for hia wheat, oats, barley snd
flax is by shipping it by thc carload to Port William or fort Arthur, or ta
Duluth If cars cannot be got for the otrnr terminal* (loading It If possible
direct Into the car over the loading platform ao as to save elevator charge*
and dockage) and employing a strictly commission firm to handle and dis-
po«i» of It.
We continue to act as the Farmers* Agents solely on a commission basis.
We are not trackbuvers and we never nuv the Farmers' grain on our own
account, but look after and dispose of the grain entrusted to us, aa the
sgents of those who employ us. and it to our desire and endeavor to give.
everyone the very best service poaitible. We make liberal auVattcel against
ear shinning hills, and will also earrv the grain for a time under advances a*
a moderate commercial rate of Interest. If considered advls-une. We Invite
sll Farmers to vrlte to us for shipping Instructions snd market Informat.en,
Thompson Sons & Company
700—70J Y. ORAIN  EXCHmNOE WINNIP6Q, CANA.M
GRAIN  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS
aa<_
It Is not often that a freight train
Is able to better the time of a regular
passenger service so that such an
achievement may be lustly regarded
as something of a feat. This la the
record of a freight train on the Grand
Trunk Pacific the other day which
shipped a load of cattle from Wain-
wrlght to the Swift Canadian Co'a
warehouse 111 Edmonton, a distance of
123 ml es, In 3 hours and 40 minute',
the scheduled passenger time for the
same run being 5 hours and 20 minutes. The ."eat also shows a remarkable development ln road-bed and
equipment since a similar shipment of
10 cars last year took 15 hours • en
route while this year the train was
made up ot 16 cars and clipped off 11
hours and 20 minutes.
An Edmonton despatch states that
contractors on the Grand Trunk Pacific contemplate the completion within the next 3 months of 90 miles of
track on the main line ln British Co-
lunula, west of Mile S3 as well as the
construction of a big steel bridge
over tho Rue Shuarp River. The
report goes on to say that commencln-,
at the present head of steel on the
Fraser River with the flrst of tha
year the steel gangs will work at full
pressure throughout the wlnt.'r
months nnd by the middle of February 40 miles will have been completed. Bridge lonstructlon will then be
commenced before the end of March,
According to the progrem steel mil*;
be laid tn a point 30 miles beyond
the Rue Shuarp.
Large extensions are to be made
by tha Grand Trunk Pacific- to tho
Company's shops at Rivers, Man..!
which Is tho flrst divisional point on
the main line west of Winnipeg and
is the head-quarters for repair work
on both Ihe eastern nnd western divisions of the railroad at the preBent
time. These extensions will Involve
tho expenditure of thousands of dollars and will Include the erection of
liouso for the company's employees.
Forecasts of development In 1913
are already being made In tho
west and gre.»t hopes aro be!|g built
up by the city of Lethbridge of tbo'
expected coastructlon of the air line
to Regina by the Grand Trunk Pacific j
which is to tap some of the richest
wheat-raising areas of Saskatchewan
and Alberta and will give Lethbridge
an outlet on Hudson's Bay.
Happy Family Dissolved
After having Ilved In London hap*
plly together for over twelve months
in one kennel at a Be'.vedcre (Ken'.l
hotel, a family consisting ot a spaniel, a wire-haired terrier, a black cat,
tour pigeons, a bantam cock and a
tortoise, has been broken up by the
spaniel killing the birds.
Saucy Milton
James the Second, when Duke of
York, made a visit to Milton, the poet,
and asked him, among other things
if he did not think the loss of his
Bight a judgment upon him for what
he had written against hia father,
Charles the First, Milton answered.
If your highness thinks my loss ot
sight a Judgment upon me, what do
you think ot your father losing his
head.
When Yon Buy Matches,
Ask for
They have a true safety bate
head,   with  silent   tip.    Wil]
never explode if Stepped on.
Eddy. Matches bar* satiated Ca_*
adlana sloe* 1161—accept na •than.
The E. B. Eddy Company, Hull, Canada
INSIST ON GETTING "EDDY'S"
Washboards, Wood Pails and  Tubs,
Fibre Pails and Tubs.
A Hit at Laat
And bo this Is tho end, aaid thj'1
hero, as he bent over the form of the j
dying heroine, while the orchestra,
played soft, bad music..
Thank heaven for that! exclaimed
a pathetic voice from the gallery.
Programme all Laid Out
We  women  are  working  for the
right to propose.
And when you get It, what then?
Then we'd work to take away man's
light to refuse.
Use Your Influence for
Concrete Roads
There's no need to point
out the advantages of
good roads.
It used to be that there was little choice.
Macadam for the country and smaller cities was
the only material used. Then, twenty years
ago concrete wai introduced. And for these
twenty yearj concrete Ada biem proving
itsttlf.
It is now acknowledged to be one of the
best known materials for roads or for street
pavements—to be at far superior to ordinary
macadam as macadam is tuperiu* to sand.
Estimating the Cost.
It is not the first cost of a road that determines it's real cost; nor is it the first six months
of service that determines whether it's a _ood
road or a poor one.
The only sure way to find out what a road
has cost, is to add to the first cost all that is
spent for repairs in fifteen or twenty year*
Now, that's where concrete roads win
every argument—their first cost is practically
their only cost; they require little or no upkeep
The kind of good road,
however, is another
matter.
cost    Concrete,  instead of  needing repair,
actually becomes stronger with age.
How You Can Help.
Von can help your community to come to
a wise decision the next time the question of
roads comes up. Your influence will be s
factor in providing yourself and your neighbors
with thoroughly satisfactory highways.
We wish to convince you first—we know
that when you are "backed up" with facts
which we will gladly furnish you, you will be
able to convince your neighbors.
Make it your business to get these facts.
We have a special department which will
not only give you the facts, but will also       ,
supply valuable assistance to any com-       /'
munity desiring to build concrete        '
roads. x       •*•*•»••
Ask for  "Good Roads       '       ■«••» ra*
Literature"    or  use   the     , the-hets
coupon. •        ,1,ou, a-*"-"*'
highway,.
A
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Address—Good Road* Department, ,'
Canada. Cement Company, Ltd, Montreal   /
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,; THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
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The Thornton
Secret
Or, a Prophecy Fulfilled
1
B, CLARISSA MACKIE
"It will uever he discovered." sighed
Mr*. Thornton um sue laid aside ller
sewing nnil looked at Her daughter.
"Your father looked tor It dining his
lifetime uud mo ,iu| nisi father before
III in. I II Ul beginning to believe that
your (ireul grnnilliitherTliiirnlou'H bidden fortune was n hoax, although It
waa known lliut he hud a great toe-
tune"
"Perhaps he speculated and Inst the
mnuey," suggested Alma With a dis-
appulntcd sigh. "1 wish In* Und uevel
left thnt i|in-cr letter allying lhat WIli'U
an heir waa found wnnh.v to receive
his money it would he discovered tu
him. I'm afraid greiit-gruiiil'utliet
must hnre been joklnir. fur JllHI think
whnt a good man father wna uud whal
did Ile ever hud In return for his .venrs
of digging uud delving around Ibis old
place hoping in discover the moneyT
Alma threw down Her sewing wilh
sudden Impntleuce of the subject, "I'm
tired of talking aliout that old forlune,
mother, liriindraiher spent ull Ills lire
looking for It and su neglected Ills
work that he died a poor man. uud It
was the name way with father. Now,
we're the last two of the family, and 1
for nne am not going to spend my life
looking for burled money."
"What are you going tn do. Alma?"
asked ber mother anxiously.
"I'm going to work and earn soma
money for myself."
"Alma Thorntonl" cried her mother
ln dismay. "Your father brought you
up aa a lady and aa the heiress to the
Thornton fortune ahould lie trained,
and now you are going to apoll it all
by going to work."
"Fortune, heiress!" sniffed Alma
skeptically. "Why', mother, dear, what
would you have nie do} Sit wltb folded hands and wait for the fortune tn
Jump out at me from aome hidden cranny of the house or to fall out of the
walnut treeV"
"I thought we might take a few sum
aner boarders and wait awhile. Who
know* when the secret will be reveal*
ed." argued ber mother fretfully.
"You would lie tired to death Inking
summer boarders." said Alma decidedly.   "It's my place to work fur you.
• <-«os.l__,
rOCND T« BIO BB1BS BOt.
and I've been trying to make aome use
of tbe education you have given me.
and now I've got something to do at
last." Ber voice ended In a trlumpuant
laugb.
"What la It, Alma?'       /
"I'm going to teach music and lap
gttsgea la a boarding school for girls
It's in Weutwood, nearly Misty, tulle*
from here, and I ran come home ever*
week. Won't that be lovely) We'll be
rich, mother."
Several weeks passed before Mrs
Thornton became fully reconciled to
ker daughter's plan. Once consenting,
buwerer. aba spared no effort to asslsi
Alma In her modest preparations and
sent her away with a smiling coitute
nance, even though sbe did cry as aooa
aa the atage rolled away from the door
For tbat matter. Alma cried toe.
A year paused, bringing once more
the summer vacation season, and With
It Alma Thornton came, home to her
mother.
"It's glorious to be home once more."
cried Alma happily ae abe danced from
one familiar spot to another of the old
borne, whlcb, weather beaten to a all*
very (ray, had seemed to take root aa
bad the huge walnut tree which shsd
ad IL
"I don't know what your poor father
would say to see you working. Alma,"
alghed ber mother aa they ate tbelr
dinner. "He waa always expecting to
Dud the money and then we'd build a
new house."
"I am so happy working, mother.
_psr. Think how Independent we are.
and I am sure my six hundred a year
as of more practical use to ns thnn
grest-grandfsther's Imaginary thou
aanda."
"Don't despise the tbnusn-ds. dear."
•aid  ber mother.    "They mai corns
aner an. Who knows?" she questioned !
dreamily.   "What was tbe queer rente '
I he added to his letter?
| -When Ih* bee wlnss away from the hive .
! Then shall the qoulh wind blow free, j
-  So torlune shall com., tn i'lioiiiioni alive.
Uut   doom*,   la  the  giant-uoomed   Ibe •
j rout tree. ' j
A  little  silence fell   between  tbem ;
' after the recital.   Alum was thinking
; tiow strung hnd been tbe Iwliet of her
luireuts in the tradition ot her ancestor's bidden tori une and bow the lung
search bad ulinost resulted In Hnaiiclui
ruin and its failure bail busier«d Her
father's death.    Mm. Thornton  was
: repeating   tbe  lines  of  tue  doggerel
verse over and over again until all at
once there euuie a  queer,  frightened
lis.il. In ber eyes, and she turned a col*
orless face toward her daughter.   "Al*
ma!" she cried suddenly.
"What Is it. mother'/ You are III?"
The girl sprung In her feet and hastened around tbe table lo ber lumber's
side.
"No. It Is nothing; nnly. Alma, I believe I have discovered ibe secret bidden In I he vnse." .Mrs. Thornton a
voice wus ngtinted. kind ber bauds
trembled lit her daughter's wiirmclasp.
"Ob, mother, ilcar, don't bother your
bead illsuil llial foolish prophecy! Yuu
will be really ill if you penult yourself
to brood over It." urged Alum, "t'ome
out uud look at m.v ui'-uttil.v rose bush.
It Is covered with buds."
"No, listen. Alum. I nui In earnest,"
protested .Mrs, Thornton. "Don't you
remember your father always -called
yuu Ills 'busy bee'?''
"Yes." snid Alma patiently.
,     "And you remember Ibe walnut tree
at the hack door lias always heen called the giant because ot Its size?"
|     "Yes."
"Well, then, see If Ihe vers* your
great-grandfather wrote does uot seem
a prophecy:
.  "When tha bee wlnss away from tha hive
Then ahall tha suuth wind bl«» tree.
So fortune shall coma to Tliurnlona alive,
But doomed  la tba sianl-donmed  the
roortrae."
"Tnu, Alma, are the bee. aud yon
have left home tu seek tor work, antl
the other lines predict lhal lu a strong
aouth wind the walnut tret* will tall,
and It will fall upon the house, Then
fortune will come tu the Thorntons!"
Pink spots burned lu Mrs. Thorntons cheeks as she looked at her pretty daughter.
Alum bent and kissed ber with sudden misgiving. It al| seemed rather
queer anil creepy tn have tbe mystical
verse translated In tlmt nianuer. It
could uot he thnt her mother's mind
was affected by long bruodlug over tbe
Thornton secret, for Mrs. Thornton
banished these fears by arising aud
proceeding with ber household tasks
in ller customarily etticleut manner, and
Alma tried In linulsb her own uneasiness by helping her mother, aud tba
subject was dropped. 9
It wns a lint dav. with an Irritating
wind blowing Irom the south. As the
afternoon advanced (lie sun dlssppenr-
ed t\\\t\ the wind howled mournfully in
the walnut tree. Aiiuit tumid herself
thinking thnt tbe wliul was sounding
a requiem among tlie green hrsnebes.
It grew cniiler. and arter sunset ther
wandered down Into the garden, their
thin gowns blowing lu Ihe gale that
swept upon thelit. The psle clouds reflected tbe afterglow nud seemed men.
ai-liig in tbelr rapid approach, the
dust whirled down tlie road In n white
sheet, and as It flew the'i'ale broke
over the Thornton place. The two
women did nut go Into tbe house. Aa
If by unspoken but mutual consent,
tliey clung to the garden fence and
watched tbe attack of the south wind.
It came and threw Itself iqs>n the
walnut" tree with Violence. Tbe giant
writhed nnd heut in tlie struggle. Then
all at once, with nu ominous crackle,
It fell, crushing, thundering down upun
tilt- kitchen end uf the house, crushing
Ibe roof to earth like nil eggshell, the
fall of the giant wuinut tree shook the
earth, It brought wondering faces to
neighboring windows, and Its last echo
found Mrs. Thornton nnd Alma clinging to each other nnd crying.
"If nil this bus collie true as he
prophesied, then it will be tnie about
the fortune." soldied the elder woman,
and Alma, awed Into silence, had nothing to say.
Neighbors were gathering about the
fallen tree and ruined bouse. II wss
Abel Blossom who, delvine among the
roots upturned by the toppling giant,
found tbe big brass box wblcb con-
In I tied tbe Thornton fortune ao long
hidden from the heirs
"Your great-grandfather must bar*
planted that tree when he burled the
hot," commented Abel after be had
congratulated mother and daughter.
"I'll dicker with yon fnr the tree, Mrs.
Tborntou. Of course the trunk Is hollow or It wouldn't have fallen, hut the
big limbs are all right aud"-
"No, thank you. Mr. Blossom." said
Alma quickly. "We're going to build
a new house, and the walnut tree la
to be made Intu furniture. Isn't tt,
mother?"
"Anything yon ssy. my dear." cried
iter happy mother. "I am so glsd you
haven't got to go to that horrid school
again."
"If th* busy bee hsdn't gone snd
winged her flight sway, you know,
where would the Thn tton prophecy
come In or the solution uf the secret:
It all goes to show Ureal grandfather
Thornton waa a more wonderful mnn
than you bare depicted bim." laughed
Alma.
"Come, dear: let ns go In snd count
the nioney." urged her qiother. And
yon will agree that this Is what most
anybody would have doos at tbat moment.
They found that ihere wss quits
enough to keep them comfortably fur
Ihe rest nf their days: hut Alma, having departed from the blv*. found It
difficult to go hack tn It. At sny rale,
ah* couldn't he a dmne; ahe bad ae*
iiulred th* work bablt
.
For the Children
Czarevitch Alexie, Heir
to the Rus-ian Throne.
ANOTHER  ICE  AGE COMING?     GIG FAMILIES IN CHINA.
Possibly, but There's Ne Necessity For
Any Immediate Werry.
Professor Nu'huulel Schmidt uf Cornel! ur some oue lu bis name Is trying tu get up a scare over another glacial epoch. "We are uow tu hu inter*
glacial period." lie is quoted as saying,
"and iu the future tbe human race will
aave to use ull its knowledge lu another
tight fur Its life against tiie encroaching Ice." Perhaps! Km it is worth
noting thnt geologists (Mr. Schmidt
"professes" iu Semitic languages and
ilicraturesi ore very much at odds
over this very question. Some of them
believe file glacial period is over and
that we are now entering a quiescent
time so fur as great temperature
changes are concerned.
On the oilier hand, the isissibllity
that the present is merely no inter-
gillcia! period likely lo he followed
within n couple of thousand years by
another course of general refrigeration Is admitted. However, It Is likely ,to be our children's children's
children, raised lo tlie nth power, whn
will hnve to face the problem of keep.
Ing win-in when llie next Ice cup arrives^ Any Immediate worry Is. thcre-
I fore, 'uncalled for. Huskies, us mere
i is nt present no iiiuininilt.v of opinion
regarding the cause or the Ice nue.
speculation regarding future proliahill-
tles Is the merest guesswork.
It huiy have been due tn Ihe uneven coiilriictliui of the earth, which
resulted in great raised areas -plateaus
so nigh lhat all precipitation came In
the form of snow, which, not melting
because of the altitude, wns gradually
compacted Into a great blauketltie glacier. It may have resulted from astronomical causes—the varying eccentricity of the earth's orbit and the effect of this upon ocean currents. It
limy hnve been due to atmospheric
conditions—a reduction of the moisture
and carlsin dioxide In the air. It muy
have beev, due In part or wholly tu
other causes or perhaps to the whole
lot combined. Ill short, we do not
know to what It wns due. and neither
do the lending geologists of tbe world.
—New Y'ork Tost
This handsome, little boy In tbe uniform of a Kusslnn hussar Is tile Czarevitch Alesis, heir apparent tn His j
throne of Hnssla. He was horn in
duly, HHH. so be hns Jnsi passed his
eighth birthday, tils title tn Itusslan
Is grand duke, and czurevlteii melius in
Knglish crown prince- that Is, lie will
some day become czar If he outlives bts
father, Czar Nicholas'II. < I rami Duke
Alexis bus Knglish blood In his veins,
as his 'mother Is a granddaughter of
the late yueeti Victoria or Kngland.
Recently Alexis has been very much
in the public eye liccuuse of a reported
attempt on bis life by nihilists. Since
Ids birth he hns been tbe most carefully guarded of Kuropeiiu royal children and Is constantly under the cure
of Cossack officers chosen for their
fidelity to the royal household. Must
American boys would rebel at being
under constant espionage, but that is
one of many disagreeable tilings tbat
royalty must endure, now much beltei
to lie a free American than tbe might*
lest ruler uf a monarchy!
A Geographical Game.
Two.cuptalns are chosen from among
the players, and these In turn choose
their sides until Ibe party Is equally divided. For convenience it Is well to
sent the parties 111 two rows, facing
each other. Chance decides which cap*
tain shall begin the game. This be
does by culling Hie uaine of a city ur
town, and then counilng ten. Hefnro
be has finished counting bis opposite
opponent must call out Ibe locution nf
the clty-ttmt Is, the state or country
ln wblcb It Is situated.
If he answers correctly be In tnrn
ealls the name nf a place, and the second player lu the op|»islte row must
locate It before ten Is counted. Should
any player fall to answer liefore ten Is
counted, or answer Incorrectly, he nr
she must drop out. and when there la
bnt one player left on either side thai
ono Is the wloner.
PASSING OF THE DRUM.
It H» Fallen Into Disfavor Abrosd In
Military Circles.
It was some time ago that, acting
npou tbe recommendations embodied
In a report by a military commission,
tbe French government reached Die
conclusion that the drum was no longer a necessary article of military equipment The report set forth that tbe
drum 'was a serious iueumbrauce lu
marching. Hint rain Impaired Its usefulness, that its calls could uot be distinguished In time of buttle, tlmt tt
consumed a period of two years to turn
out au efficient drummer and tbat by
abandoning the use of the drum many
thousands of youths and men would be
released for active service.
Since the decision of the French government otlier -uropenu powers have
followed Its examine lu decreeing that
the "drum must go."
The history of tbe drum Is both ancient and honorable. The Kgyptians
employed It. and tbe Creeks ascribed
Its Invention to Bacchus. The Spanish
conqueror I'lsuirrn Is suid to bare found
drums In South American temples. The
snakes of Ireland, we nre told. Med
from the Kmernld Isle before the drum
beats of St. Patrick. The Puritans oft
New Kngland used tbe drum ns a
church be" and It figured frequently
and romantically ul! through our eurly
wars.—New York Press.
Elephants and Railways.
More than or. railway train In Slnm
bas of late had encounters witli elephant-, ln two cases the animals were
killed, hut in one the train was derailed nnd several cars were telescoped.
Oriental cars have no "cowcatchers."
for old world engineers generally smile
nt cowcatchers us devices suitable only
fnr what tbey deem to be American
conditions of trallle. It Is now ob
served, however, thnt the American
device might be very serviceable in the
case of stray elephants. Cowcatchers
have already bee.. Introduced on the
large locomotives or the line between
Damascus nud Mecca In anticipation
of possible collisions with camels.—
Harper's,
Snap—A Csrd Oam*.
In snap tbe one who succeeda In
getting all the cards wins the gams.
All the cards are dealt, face down,
and piled ln front of each player without boing examined. Tbe player en
the dealer's left Urst turns up the top
card of his psck. placing It In front uf
bis own pile. The next does tbe same,
Ind so on In turn, but aa soon as a
player turns up a card corresponding
In number to th* card of tbe predecessor one of them cries "Snap!"
Whichever player succeeds tn saving
It first takes nut nnly the snap csrd.
but sll the cards already turned up.
Tbe cards he wins are placed nt tb*
bottom of his (tack. It Is necessary
to lie very quick nnd attentive tn wtn-
at this game. Cards left over from
the ileal may lie placed In a "widow"
pile to be taken hy tbe lirst "anapiier."
Conundrum.
When are secrets like the sails of i
ship?   Wben they get wind.
His Sum.
Twn and four make six.
A sum I never mix.
And I'll tell you why:
Bobby's four yeflra old, you aes,
Baby's two-will anon be Dire*—
And theae two will luat make ma—
I'm ala In July.
\ -jla-t-'a Conuxuloa.
Turkey's Apricot Paets.
Apricot paste Is made lu a primitive
way by Turkish farmers and growers
of apricots by mashing the fruit to a
pulp, spreading It thinly on boards and
drying It thoroughly In tbe sun. the
finished product looking like s side of
thin sole leather. These tbln sheets ol
dried sprlcut paste are, not only consumed largely In this country, hut are
exported to Kgypt, Turkey, Itoumonla
and tiermany. In the Inst named country It Is said that tbe paste la converted Iuto apricot Jam.
Field Operating Tabls.
An operating table on wheels Is the
latest Idea In army hospital equipment. It Is supplied with all tbe conveniences nf a mum ln a modern hospital. There are an overhead light of
great power, ao thut operations msy be
conducted at all times: an X ray equip-
meat and also an ultra violet ray water sterilising apparatus, which will
supply drinking water ror the hospital
pa dents.
A Nsw Chines* Language.
A reforuuitlon or the Chines* language seems uut unlikely, for tbe educational conference which recently met
In Peking, beaded by tbe minister of
education, bus passed resolutions look-
lug toward tbe adoption of a phonetic
alphabet It waa made clear tbat Ibe
Ignorance nf the common people Is due
In large measure to the difficulties ol
the Chinese written laugaaga.
. Five Generations In One Home Is th*
Height of Domestic Fam*.
j   Tbe -btuese are proud of large families, and a large family living together .
' under one  naif is looked npou as it '
! proof of the good temper nud correct -
I course of life of its inemU-rs and as a
! sure path lo prosperity.   A  large fain-
\ ily which is able to live together with-
{ out dividing up the property always re- l
ccives  much credit  and  is  highly  re- ;
i spected.   It Is oue of Hie highest dis-
\ Unctions  In  China   to   have   Wu   l-'u
Tung Tang, or live generations, under
oue ronf. although such a distinction is
attained by very few.
According  to  a   recent  census,  the
. family of Mcng Vn Shlb, a widow, uf
I llie village of Mnngtao, in the territory
I of Welhnlwel, has Hie dlstttiPtlun of
\ being thc largest iu the land.  Her family consists of si:;ty-six members, ami
j with one servant there are sixty-seven
mouths to lie fed dully.  Mcng Yu Shih
i is  sixty-six  years  old  ami   has  nine
i sons and numerous grandchildren ami
great-grandchildren,   nil   living   under
her roof.   She has not yet attained the
ambition or being the bead of Wu Fu
| Tung Tang, hut the size of ber family
j has already given hers the honor and
pleasure of being tlie largest in China, :
even If she lias not live genera tions un-1
der one ruof.
There are mnny households of more
than forty members, and almost all old
and distinguished families of China
have ut least twenty members, l-'and- !
lies of small size, three or four, are con- j
sldered rather laid form, eveu if tliey
ure rich and occupying high positions.
Size of family is as valuable In China
as size of strong box. — Pearson's
Weekly.
A VERY PRETTY TANGLE.
Curieus Mixup of English Law With
Mrs. Wilks' Husband.
The sad case uf Mr and Mrs. Wilks
that Is uow engaging tbe prayerful attention of Knglish Justice is worthy of
attention wherever the voice of a militant womanhood Is borne to us upon
Ibe wandering winds.
Englishwomen, be It remembered,
have already won tbe right to own
their own property free from all interference by tyrannical husbands. Now
Mrs. VV'llUs owns certain property upon
which ihe tax collector bus cast bis
ubiquitous nnd covetous eyes. lint
Mrs. Wilks Is a suffragette and bus
therefore adopted tbe noble principle
uf no vole, no pay, aud 'when Mrs
Wilks, being a suffragette, snys Unit
she won't do a thing ahe won't, and
that's nil tbere Is lu It.
So the tax collector.' foiled for the
moment, retires in disorder nnd then
decides to renew tlie nttiiek along the
lines of least resistance -that Is lo sny.
by way of the relatively Innocuous and
defenseless Wilks. Wilks. on Ills part,
replies tlmt the property Is not bis.
thai be bus neither part nor Int lu It
and that he cannot reconcile It with
iiis conscience to pay taxes ou the
property or another. Who could.
Most people find It a strain on their
consciences to pay faxes at nil.
But now note Ihe results. Wilks is
haled off to prison since tbe Invt* makes
bim responsible for his wife's debts
while daring bim to touch bis wife's
property. So man once more comes off
second best, und the luckless Wilks
mny reflect upon wbut women really
mean when tbey talk nbout the equality uf tbe sexes.—Argonuut.
Milady's
JVIirror
Ducks For Dollars.
A duck farm Is far more profitable
proportionately than a cattle ranch,
und It cau be started on a small
amount of money. Once begun Ils Inevitable expansion has tu be taken
cure of up to tbe point where It may
seem desirable to set ft limit tu it
Tbere Is always a ready market for
ducks in every large city, and the
prices do not fluctuate to any extent
There Is nbout UK) percent gross profit In tbe business. The amount uf net
profit depends largely upun the duck
raiser himself and how well be sys
teuinttzes his work. There nre some
men whu cnuld not muke u success of
any business, but the percentage of
those who have fulled lu raising ducks
is small Indeed.—Leslie's Weekly.
Shoots a Knifs Into Them.
In English slaughter huitses animals
nre killed by a new and humane metb
od. The Instrument employed Is a
spring operated pistul thnt projects a
sharp blade Intu the animal's bead
Nu bullet enters tbe animal's, and as
nn powder Is used tbe pistol may be
placed directly upun tbe vital point ut
the skull so that the aim will be unerring, death will be absolutely lustan
tu neons, sud tb* animal will feel no
palu.
Most Costly Porcelain Service.
At sn exhibition nf works of art at
present being held In St Petersburg
there may be seen s set nf porcelain
dlsbes which Is considered tbe must
costly In the world. It constats of
thirty-six hsnd colored pistes. This
set bss sn estimated value uf ,'III.UUU
rubles (SIH.MUi. s single plate therefore being wnrth l.ouo rubles (fnlM.
It Is the property of Count Orlolf-
Dsvldoff.—Scientific A merles u.
A Little -eauty   1.1k.
Uendache is ufleh tne result of indigestion No wuuuin, however perfect
of feature, cau he truly hi-auillul when
ii riicUiu-t pain draws her face full
of line lines and dulls the expression
of the eyes. Tlu* nest Utile you aro
siiilci'lng wilh beadticbu u\ drinking
a ball' gltum of cold waici- . .to which
have been put Uie juice of half a
lemon ami a half tenspisilifi.t of sodn.
The drink is not unpleasant, und In
mnny casus it brings uttuust Immediate
relief.
,-t woman whose balr Is always soft
and glistening bus disclosed Uu* secret
or bin' attractive coiffure. She buys
a package of absorbent cotton from
the druggist Next she strips a layer
from it and places the layer over tbe
bristles or u wire balr brush, pushing
It well clown until tlie bristles |*etie-
trale the cotton, which should llo close
lo the back or tbe brush. Then she
strokes Hie balr, beginning near tlie
S'-nlp and giving a vigorous stroke lo
the cuds. A few of these tlrui strokes
will reveal bow large a quantity of
dust and smoke cun be taken up by
the cotton, the result being the sum*
as the cold cream bath to tbe face at
the cud of the day.
Just ns cold oreum leaves Ihe faco
bright and fresh, tbe cotton brushing
leaves tin* balr with a brilliant sheen
und n natural flufflness.
The cotton stroke should lie administered every night Just liefore retiring,
nn open window being Ihe Ideal placo
for Ibe beautifying process.
Every woman bos known the misery
of needing a shampoo after a journey
and not being able tn have It ut once
because or lack of facilities. The bot
and cold water may be liar-!', hut not
the shampoo medium. So prepare this
before you leave home ac; carry It
along In a tightly stoppered Dottle—a
three ounce vial will do.
Boll castile sonp shaved to c powder,
nbout two heaping teaspoon 'ids ln a
little water, putting In nboul iwo salt-
spoonfuls of washing sodn. When getting ready tu wash the hair, message a
wee bit of cuid cream Iuto tlie scalp,
then slightly Wet the balr and worth thc scalp jelly or liquid—Into tbs
seal!), of course.
Rinse as usual, trying to keep the
iiiccessive waters at hn even temperature. It Is the sudden change from
out to cold water that makes Ihe hnir
mirsh. as it Is so often found to be after
Ihe most careful shampoo.
The reason given by bennfy peoplo
for boiling tlie soap used in shampoos
is tlmt Ibis preparation makes It still
more bland. If tbe hard cake Is tubbed
Jlrectly upon the hulr II Is bound to be
tnirsh nnd less bright thnn If tlio bead
ts washed by a regularly prepared soap
is directed.
Toothbrush Wisdom.
Tooth powders containing charcoal
nave the effect of whitening the teeth
is well as purifying the breath. An excellent Idea Is to rub a little dry char-
.'onl powder Into tbe crevices between
the teeth upon retiring at niglit then
Brush It away In the morning. Cbar-
•uul absorbs all impurities, either solid
>r gaseous, leaving the teeth white and
{listening und thc gums clean uud rosy.
Any stray particles of charcoal that
might be curried Into the stumncb
would uct as un aid to digestion rather
than us a detriment Bicarbonate of
soda (common baking sndni has much
the same effect, being a benefit both to
tbe teeth and to tbe stomach.
A Toilat Wstor.
A good toilet water muy be made tn
tbe following way: Take six ounces of
deodorized alcohol end Iwo ounces of
powdered Florentine orris root Put
the powder In a cbiuu basin and pour
the liquid un gradually until tiie whole
is well mixed. Then add six drops of
essential oil of violets, and pour tb*
whole Inlo a bottle and cork It.
This should be kept three weeks.
When It Is wanted, a little of tbe fragrant wuter should be poured Into tba
bath.
Tb* Streeta of Vienna.
Vienna police. Iielug of Die opinion
that pedestrians nre chiefly to blame
for street accidents, have Issued a notice to the effect tbst a pedestrian. It
be wishes tu enms tbe read, must do so
In a direct line, taking the shortest
path. Persons found walking slung
tbe street lengthwise sud thus endangering tlieir own safety aud that
of other* will ba reprimanded by tbe
Dollca.
It's Good Fer Insemnls.
An entire milk diet Is sn excellent
thing fur tlie woman who Is troubled
with Insomnia. It Is also good for tb*
>ne who Is so nervous tbst when she
does go to sleep sbe haa the sensation
If railing nnd wakes wltb a terrific
start. When these conditions exist tt
Is well to subsist on milk alone for
some time. A grown women should
take a pint of milk aa a meal, but to
seep ber streugjth ahe should take four
meals a day Instead of th* usual thre*.
Practice This Stunt Par Grace.
To correct .the stooping thai ao often
comes wltb age practice walking wltb
a load on ihe head. When shoulder
blades lieentne too obtrusive stand with
tbe back against the wall and stretch
nut the arms wltb the backs of tbe
hands against the wall. Keep this position for a few mlntitee. then lower
tbe arms und repeat tbe movement
Car* *f Face Chamois.
When washing your powder chamois
do not rinse out all tbe soap or It will
dry bard and harsh. Use a good soft
soap and do not wring It ont In clear
water. This will bring forward th*
natural oils In the leather, and It will
be *oft and pliable u Hf, ...J'U1!_
THE 1-J.AiNUKK, CUitflKKLANtl
|B__--_r«-u---:--->'-
FIRST
FAMILY FLOUR
Leave Your Orders for
Hay, Grain, Feed and
Flour at A. B. Crawford's
New Store, Corner of
Dunsmuir and First St.
MADE FROM NO. I HARD WHEAT
Full Stock of all kinds of
Feed kept on hand all the
time  at   Lowest   Market
Prices
PER
SACK
/FORD
A. B.C     	
______________________________________
Corner Dunsmuir and First Street
BRITISH
e©LUMBm
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED
Vancouver
Island
Farms and
Acreage
c-pcciulists
Courtenay
V. L, b e
Vancouver
I-land
Karma and
Acreage
Specialists
HOTEL
UNION
OPPOSITE HAIL WAY STATION
0
UR listings together with tlie 4,000 acres we ti» Ve
ii    V-f   actually bought in the Comox District co.nfii? titur
of cleared and uncleared farms, sea and river   fror-tage,
enables us to give intending buyers a good __**rice.
Courtenay lots on the main VjTi\m R0ad BJM.a_u.ting'
right on the new station v M.K built, ais(> Royaton subdivision acreages nnd h'M B,e just now good \twjn.
Come in r^ se(.,us before *n.;c(,s.advance
Telephone 36
Li pM
i CHARLIE SING CHONG
!   ____— 5 CHINATOWN ______■■■ S
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
] Japanese Goods
Lowest Prices in Town.
Terms Cash
BUY A LOT IN
If af minal
Centre of Town |
The Island Realty Co.
i Fire. Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
Aooident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. 0.
First Class in every respect. *-^fect Cuisil,e
Headquarters for Tourists .«*d Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and C.V*-8
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
WIibii In Cutnborlatid mako tlm I'liimi your li_m!f,Hart.ra
UNION   STEAMSHII?    Co. OP   B. C. L^D
S. S. "e©.WISH AN"
Will sail   ns under
Vancouver—Nanai mo—Denman Island  •
Union Bay- -Comox Boute
HOMEW  «.RD   ROUTE
Leave Vancouver, Monday, at   £p.m.  Arrive Nanaimo at 11-30p.m
Arrive Union Bay, Tuesday, at   t a.m.  Arrive Comox at 8 a.m.
OUTW   „RD   ROUTE
Leave Comox, Tuesday, at 111 tm,        Leave Union Bay at noon.
Leave Nanaimo, Tuesday, at   '6 p.m.  Arrive Vancouver at 9-30 pm
HOME WARD   ROUTE
Leave Vancouver. Saturday, ■ tt i 1 p.m.   Arrive Nanaimo- at 11-30 p.m
Arrive Union Bay, Sunday,!it,Q a.m.   Arrive Comox at 8 a.m.
OUT'tVA RD  ROUTE
Leave Comox, Sunday, at 4 p.r,_ Leave Union "Bay at fa p.m.
Subject to -J-j.   ge without notioe
Wff ^JV'A ,V--^        ■'*   '-.*-* h"-V*   ,   -tr-"
__*
A new car for the new year! Why
try to get along witli old, cumbersome, " liability ou wheels "1 A.
substantial porton of our product
for the new year will go to those
who have tired of the expense and
trouble of a heavy, unhandy car.
Every third car a Ford. Nearly 180,000
have been sold and delivered. New
prices—runabout $675—touring car
$750—delivery car $775—town car
$100 0—with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkerville, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Emde, Cumberland, B.C., Local
Agent for Comox District.
il * _—■■-,
iisS. <_g_g__ggy??'•'•'."'■""'      - - —- IJ-^ ___________
Smell &€allia
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
foBSALE
pt.TPA.BBD FABMS, BUSH  LAND
CL,BAW        AND LOTS
Agents for T_ &N L»nn_ Comox District.
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