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WE ISLANDER
.argest Circulation in the Comox District.
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VOL. V., No. 11
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 30. 1914
■ Subscription price, $1.50 per year
DISASTER AT SEA
" Empress Of Ireland " Sunk
Sank In Fourteen Minutes
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE
Statement by Dr. James Grant
[Special to the "Islander"] 1.25 p.m. Friday.
Father Point, Quebec, May 29th.—C. P. R. S.S. " Empress of Ireland " was cut in two at 2-30 this morning by
the German Collier" Storstad," thirty miles east of Rimouski. The " Empress of Ireland " sank immediately, carrying
down 766 passengers and crew, only 350 being saved. The " Empress of Ireland " had a large number of members
of the Salvation Army aboard bound for the 'Army' Convention to be held in London. As the steamer left Montreal
on Thursday the Salvation Army Band played the hymn " God be with you till we meet again." Immediately after
being struck the" Empress " wireless operator sent out S.O.S. signals, but these soon stopped and the vessel went down
with heavy toll of life. Among the passengers aboard the " Empress of Ireland," but whose fate is not yet known, was
Mrs. Robert Hoggan, of Nanaimo, who left that city ten days ago to visit England.
-    James Grant, son of Mr. Robert Grant, formerly of Cumberland, was surgeon on the ill-fated steamer.
Later Report, 5-40 p.m. 1130 lives lost, 335 saved. Only 12 women saved from ship. She went down in St.
Lawrence River and her funnels are sticking up at low tide. Many of those saved are badly injured with broken legs
and arms.
Press Dispatch, 9 a.m., Saturday.-Eva Searle among rescued. No official confirmation, have no reason to doubt
accuracy.   (Miss Searle is a sister of Edward Searle, of West Cumberland).  James Grant is also reported rescued.
Rimouski, Quebec, May 30th, 1-30 p.m.—Of a total of 1387 persons on board the
Empress of Ireland when she sailed yesterday from Quebec 945 were lost when the liner
was rammed by the Danish collier Storstad, and sank off Father Point in the St. Lawrence
River. According to revised figures only 433 are known to have been saved. Of the 87
first cabin passengers the late figures show 29 to have been saved, of 153 in the second
cabin 79 were saved, of 795 third class there are 101 survivors, while 237 of the crew of
432 were brought ashore. When the accident happened it was a general race for life, and
the fact that the vast majority of the lost are believed to have died in their berths, and that
the ship sank within 14 minutes after the crash, makes it easy to judge that there was not
much time to look for clothing, and apparel had to be provided at Rimouski for those who
were saved. Stories of the frightful panic which broke out in the darkness as the ship
listed and her lights went out, of the futile efforts of the crew to lower the boats, which
was made impossible by the strong list of the ship, and the awful struggle which occurred
in the water after the ship, gave the last plunge, are told 'by survivors, all of whom were
witnesses of the disaster which will go down in history as ths most appalling that ever
happened in the annals of navigation in the St. Lawreiice River. While the collier's stem
was stuck in the Empress Captain Kendall of the Empress is said to have requested him to
keep going ahead so that the stem would plug up the hole in the Empress's side, but the
Storstad dropped back and the Empress foundered. Among those lost were Daurence
Irving and his wife.
Dr. James Grant's Statement
Dr. James Grant, one of the saved, made the following statement:
" During the early morning fog dropped around us and we were proceeding slow. At 1-80 a.m
we put pilot off at Father Point and at 1-52 a.m. the collier Stostad rammed the Empress. The vessel's
lights had been sighted by the watch and reported to Captain Kendell, who was on the bridge. The
Captain signalled with three blasts of the whistle—"I am continuing my course." The collier
answered, but what the reply wa3 I have not learned. Then Captain Kendall sounded whistle twice
saying "I am stopping." The lights of the collier could be seen approaching, and the Captain of the
Empress signalled full speed astern, but the big liner could not avoid the small ship and she was
rammed amidship in the engine room starboard side, the plates were ripped open to an enormous
length. The collier then backed off. In a few seconds the Empress began to list to one side, an
attempt was made to right her. She listed still further to starboard as the water poured through the
gap in her side. An attertipt was made to lower boats. The first one was thrown clear and the
sailors thrown out. A boat was overturned, and then some of the port bows were flung across the
deck by the list of the ship and several people crushed to death against the railings. There was no
disorder amongst the crew, the captain and officers remained on deck till the vessel sank. Only a few
were able to obtain life belts, and practically all were forced out into the icy water in their night
clothes. Several hundred clur.g to the ship until she sank; holding to thc rail until the vessel canted
over so far that it was necessary to climb over the rail and sit on the plates on the side. Then aa she
heeled over further they slid down i'lto the water as though they were walking down a beach into the
water to bathe. There were several hundred souls swimming around in the water screaming for help,
shrieking as they felt themselves carried under and uttering Et ange weird moans of terror," ■ i' I sas .u, it— ■     . _.—«.
THF ISI.ANBEB. CUMBERLAND, B&
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(BY ARTHUR APPLHN)
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(Continued)
Murray waved bim aside. "Presently, presently." Ho Btood beside Car*
im n's chub. ■ Lady Hetherlngton, on
September 5, tlio niglit your husband
returned homo, nn accident happened;
he wns injured; this operation is tho
result of thai Injury. Tho body of liis
chauffeur was found some little •lis-
tunne from the car. The man was
dead. Early yi sicrduy morning an*
other body was round in Deepshot
Wood between Bnrdleigh Station and
Cianby, Tin- body bas been Identified
by a laborer ns that ol an unknown
mnn lie saw walking along the road
near Deepshot Wood. A few minutes
aft* r your husband war. seen driving
In the same direction. The police havo
sen;.in facts and proofs In Iheir possession which rightly or wrongly lead
them 10 believe that Sll loom.' knows
how this man met liis dentil."
"How did lie meet Ills death?"
Again the sergeant interrupted Dr.
Murray.
•I think—Sir Frederick Vests—"
The sergeant look something from
his pockot, unwrapped it and held out
n small six-chamber revolver. "Do you
recognize that,  Lady  Hotherlngton?"
Some one among the men protested;
Carmen looked, and shook her head.
The Inspector Btepped closer.
"Look again. Those initials engraved ou the bult—0. II."
Carmen leaned hack In her chair
and covered her face witli her hands,
u little frightened cry escaped her
lips'.
"Do you recognize It?" the sergeant
insisted.
"Yes—I don't know.   T mink—
"It belongs to your husband!"
Carmen was slowly rocking herself
to and fro. "Yes."
Mr. Sironge was taking some objes*
tion; Sir Frederick over-ruled it.
Stepping forward he looked sympathetically at Lady Hetherlngton, then
signalled to Murray to give her a
glass of wine. Drawing n chair forward he sat beside her and explained
as gently as ho could what had happened. It was not easy to explain
whnt had happened. He tried to jug-
Kin with words.
"Duty—mere formalities—in ease
of accident. As soon ns Sir George is
well enough to explain. Mean*
\.!lllc—"
Carmen eventually learnt that she
would not be left alono with liiin
ngain. One of these uniformed men
would lie waiting aud watching in the
room with him.
When she knew everything, that
there had been a warrant issued for
Sir George Hetherlngton, sho did the
only possible thing under the circumstances. She fainted. When she
recovered she found herself lying
alone on the sofa in tlie drawing-
room overlooking the drive and the
front gardens.
She opened the door nnd listened:
thc house was very silent now, no one
seemed to be moving.
Closing it she walked about the
great room examining the old furni-
lture, the rare china, the pictures and
the silver. Then she stood at the
windows and looked out. The sky
wns flecked with clouds,; occasional-
ly gleams of sunshine flitted across
tho landscape painting the distant
moorlands golden and the surrounding woods brown and red. The wind
luid gono down and there was peace
nnd silence everywhere. A couple of
dog3 were playing on the lawn, a
wreath of blue smoke rose from tlie
ord chimneys towards the sky, it
would bo a very beautiful mansion
.and a glorious estate to possess; filled wilh amusing 'people it might be
possible, but to livo the ordinary
country   life  of  an   English    gentlo-
With Dandruff and Itching Scalp.
Scalp Covered with Small Pimples, Used Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. Now No Trouble At All,
a
CM Jane St., Toronto, Out.—"I was
itrst troubled wilh my Uulr getting hritiio
and later dandruff ami Itching scalp. I was
afraid to comb my hair as it camo oat by
handfula and the Itching waa
so severn I was miserable).
) Tho troublo kept mo from
I sleeping! My scalp was
covered vitll bmall pimples
which seemed to run into ono
another aud form a scab. Tho
dandruff was so bad I was
afraid lo comb my hair as it
made it show so plainly. It
looked vory badly. 1 was thinLing#of hav-
InR my head shaved.
"For a long lime I tried , '. ——-
and several oilier remedies but tliry did not
euro it. After somo monllis I picked up a
paper with Iho Cuticura Soap and Ointment
advertisement and sent rlttlit away for a
samplo of Cuticura Soap anil (liniment. On
using just tho sample my troublo was better.
I used six or eight hours of tlio Cuticura
Ointment also tlio Cuticura Soap and my
acalp bealod, tlio iteliing stopped aud my
hair came In quite thick and now I have no
trouble at all." (Signed) Mrs. H. Blngrr,
May 27,1013.
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woman - Carmen   shivered.
She turned to one of thc old-fasli-
ioned mirrors and looked al her re*
llecliiin; aud she laughed. And then
she sta:cd at Sir George Ilethoring-
ton's ancestors and made little grim-
arcs ;(t some of tbe portraits.
"How you would hate me if 1 lived
ic re, though not quite so much as I
should hale you. you dour, dull-faced
peopie looking so proper iu your gilt
1':,cues. Dou't he afraid! When I'm
n i.-tross hero I'll sell you."
A lire had been lit; sho sal down in
from of it, wondering what she ought
: , do. Perhaps she was a prisoner in
tlie great liouso, too. That tbought
mode her restless. She commenced
1,1 walls about. The clock chimed tlie
hour, our.
She rang or lear She was a iiltle
cold aud very hungry. She supposed
that even the wife ot a man suspected of murder could drink afternoon
lea wttbout being considered heartless.
She was glad when at last Murray
joined her. She could not quite read
liis thoughts from his manner, llo
was obvious!.* laboring under great
oxcltemeut and great mental dis-
trass. She wondered why ho should
care so milch; he was not a friend of
iter husband's; ho knew nothing
aboul him. What he did know she
made it her business to find out. And
she was a little surprised; therefore
on her guard.
lie was kind but severe, carefully
explained he** position to her. "1 snp-
! pose I shall be allowed 'o see him'!"
she asked..
"Whenever yon like, lv.it not alone.
For ids own sake 1 should keep away,
i hough. Naturally under the circumstances vour presence would distress
him terribly. 1 don't think ("Here's
much to he done until nfter llie inquest. I've telegraphed to his lawyer and doubtless he wiil arrive tonight or tomorrow morning. Sir Fred*
crick Vesty is the coroner of the district, you know. Y'ou may rest assured that lie wil] do nothing more
and nothing less than bis duty."
Carmen almost shrugged. Duty,
that hated English word! Yot she
found it useful now, eveu as these
British hypocrites did.
Wben Murray left she watched him
downstairs. He said he would return
to see his patient after dinner. She
was ifliout to re-enter the drawing-
roam when the clanging of the front
door hill stopped her. She hoard tlie
door hurst violently open and a
woman's voice, a servant's, protesting, Then a startled cry from Murray.
She leaned over the banis'.ors. A
girl had flung herself into tlie hall,
pushed aside the servant nnd was
standing in front uf Murray holding
him lightly hy Ihe shoulders. A girl
with hair like autumn leaves in the
woods, wiili eyes like tlie sky. The
slim young Oguro was quivering with
agony.
Vi must him," Peggy cried. "You
must take mc to him. I've only just
hoard—everything."
To Carmen's Burprise she caw Dr.
Murray put his arms round the girl
and hold her In a fierce embrace.
"Peggy, Peggy, for heaven's sake control yourself, my dear, it's impossible
—you mustn't see .''im. It'll do more
harm than good."
"I must see him and I will!" That
cry came from Peggy's heart, il
brooked no denial.
Quickly and silently Carmen descended the staircase.
As soon as Peggy saw ber she disengaged herself from Murray's embrace and pushing him aside stood in
front of Carmen.
"Who is this young Indy?" thc litter asked.
"A fiend-"
Peggv cut hni short. "My names
Peggy Mehon.    You're- "
There was a moment's tense silence, nlmost unbearable. Peggy's
lingers were pulling at the dress
about her throat. No one but Carmen could have withstood Uie appeal
in her eyes, in her face, in ber whole
figure. Her secret was told; the
blindest person in the world could
have read it.
"1 know your husband. I know his
secret. I've just heard of the awful
ehnrgc that's been made against him.
I know he's not guilty. I want to sale
him, wo must save bim." She flung
out her hands to Dr. Murray. "The
operation—wus It successful, docs lie
remember?''
The situalion was almost more
than Murray could bear, llo loved
ber wilh every scrap ot his manhood,
and he knew at this moment that no
matter what happened 10 Hetherlngton, whether ho lived or whether In
died, whether be were Innocent or
whether ho were guilty, he himself
would never win Peggy Melion. Site
belonged to Hetherlngton. Dend or
alive lie would possess her always.
"As yet he remembers nothing."
he said in a choking voice. He bad
no fattb It) sir aeornc Hetherlngton's
lc st memory. It might be n pose or a
trick, he bad not time lo think whal.
It was. He had tried to believe In
bim, hut even for Peggy's sake lie
could no longer believe.
Yet for her sake he made a pretence of doing so.
"I must see him," Peggy cried. She
went riglit up to Carmen strotchng
out both her hands. "You're ills wife,
you must love him, you want to save'
bim ton. Between us we can, we
must. Take nie to bim. He's not
guilty. It's some Idol. That stranger wbo has beeu prowling about—thc
man Saluzo—"
She swayed and almost fell. Murray
put Ids arm around her ngain. Carmen looked ut bim appealing!)'.
"Will you lake her away, Dr. Murray? I don't understand—It's most
painful, Tlie poor child, I'm sorry for
her. but I can't bear any more."
Peggy flung oil' her lover and with
an effort recovered herself. She siood
erect before Carmen. "You! You
may bo his wife, even Sir George
docs not know himself. If you loved
j him 1 would light for him for your
'sake as well as his own. Ilut you
don't love hltn or you wouldn't speak
like that and look liko .that." Her
voice rose almost to a screnm of
triumph. "I know now that he's
innocent---—I believe thnt you know
it too and that you're ufrald."
"Dr. Murray take that woman
away!"
(To be Continued)
PRESIDENT
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Most Perfect Pump
The most perfect pump in the
world, the most perfect cvir made, is
also tlie oldest—how old no one knows
for it is as old ns man himself.
This pump is so smnll and so ligl'L
tbat it might he cnrrl '. in an >vof-
coat pocket, Yet it runs days nnd
night without n slop, without ntten-|
tion, drawing in and sending forth
two and n half ounces of liquid Tl) j
times a minute. Iu one minute it'
pumps 175 ounces; in one hour G5C*i j
pounds; in ono year, 6,748,75(1 pounds.
Its normal life is about 70 years, in]
which time it pumps 403-412,000
pounds, or more llian 201,200 tons.
To transport this immense weight
of liquid lhat it pumps would receive
8.7(10 freight card of ordinary capacity.
This would mean 22o trains of !I0
cars each, and 03 many, engines to
lianl them. Strung out in one line,
with no intervals between eacli (rain
they would cover a distauee of 47
miles.
This diminutive piece of machinery
has been known to keep np tills work
without a single stop for more than
100 years.
It pulsates -1,200 limes an hour, 100,-
Sr.O times a ill ,*, 30,702,000 times a
year. It has no journi': or hearings
io oil, no bolts to tighten or slacks to
lie taken up. It is £.0 constructed that
its parls are automatically repaired
as it goes along. Cut, with all of -his,
there- is one very serious characteristic inseparably connected with this
pump, which is tbat once lt stops it
cannot lie stinted up ngain, unless immediate stops bo taken tc do so hy an
export. Even vliis generally fails, So
tho owner should use care and judgment in ils upkeep. There is no oilier
machine thai wo have-any knowledge
of ot which the t.hove can bo su.d,
How this is all accomplished is known
only to its Inventor,
This pump is tho human heart.—
New York World.
Melhustlam   Practiced  it
Savs Benjamin Franklin in his little essay "On the Art of Procuring
Pleasant Dreams."
"It is receded Hint Methtisalem,
who being the longest livor, may be
supposed to have lest preserved his
health, that he sitpt always lu Ihe
open air, for when be had lived 500
vears an .ngel said to him, 'Arise,
Melhusalc-.!, and build thee an house,
for thou shall live -00 years longer.'
But Methusalem answered r.ud said:
j'lf I am to live but 500 years longer,
It is not worth while to build mo an
■ bouse. 1 ■ .'ill sIccd in thc air, as 1
have been used to do.' "
This dialogue Is not reported in
the fifth chapter of Genesis, to be
cure, but it s reproduced here out of
respect to Franklin as evidence that
oul door sleeping is no fad, but a" Wise
return 10 tlie manners of our ancestors."—Harper**: Weekly.
Tho fervent temperance oralor
Bt.ppeil in the midst of his speech
and said impressively:
"My friends, if all tlie pubs we~o
at the bottom of the sea, what would
be the Inevitable result?"
And from tho back of the room
came Iho lot:., and emphatic reply:
"Lots of people would get drowned."
No Chance
j He—Tliey say, dear, tlmt people
! who live together get in time to look
j exactly alike.
Sbe—Then  you  may  consider  my
'refusal dual,
Mr. Need more—Don't refuse me absolutely. Can't you hold out some
hope?
Miss Sweetly—Oh. yes. 7 can bold
it just out of your reach.
CLEVER  WIFE
Knew How to Keep Peace in Family
It is quite significant, the number
of persons wbo get well of alarming
lieurt troublo when they let up on tea
and coffeo and use Postum us the
1 overage nt . teals.
Thero Is nothing surprising about
it, however, ' ee.iiisc the harmrul alkaloid—caffeine—In both tea and cot-
fee Is not present in Postum, which
is mndo of clean, bnrd wheat.
"Two years ago I was having so
much troublj w-itb my heart," writes
a lady in Iho west, "tbat at times I
fall alarmed, My husband took me to
;• specialist to l.avo my heart examined.
"The dr.rlor said lie could find no
organic trouble but said my heart was
Irritable Irom something I had been
accustomed lo, and asked me to try
and remember what disagreed with
me.
"I remembered (hat coffee always
solid t' on my stomach nnd caused
me troublo from palpitation of tlie
h arl. So I slopped coffeo and began
lo use Postum. 1 bnve had no further trouble since.
"A neighbor of ours, an old man,
was so irritable frum drinking cubes
thai ids w'ife wanted hlm to drink
Postum. Thld mado bin; very angry,
but his wife secured rom? Postum
and innde It carefully according to
directions.
'lie drank tbe Postum and did not
know Hie difference, and is sllll using
it to his lasting benefit Ho tells his
wife, ttiat tlie 'coffee' is better thnn it
used lo be, so she smiles with bim
and keeps pence in Ilio family by
ening Postum,instep.*},^r coffee,".   .
NaiiiS"gliic by Canadian Postum
Co.. Windsor. Ont.
Postum now ionics in two forms:
Regular Postum—must be well boiled, lac and 2Fio packages.
Instant Postum—is a soluble powder. A teas.Koiifiil dissolves quickly
In a cup ol bot water and. wilh cream
ind snear. makes n delicious beverage Instantly.   "On and fiOc tins.
The cost per cup or both kinds Is
about tbe same.
"There':;  a TConson" Ior  Postum.
-Sold by Qrocera.
Sensitiveness
Those who are not sensitive by nature never become sensitive through
experience And sensitiveness is sucli
a doubtful blessing that few born
without it would take any great pains
to acquire tho quality. The most
common conception if a sensitive person is of >. e whore feelings ar: easily hurt. In wounded feelings, unquestionably, sensitiveness gives its
earliest manifestations; sensitive
children are at timo the unhapplcst.
But at other times they are the happiest. Alihotigh they have griefs and
l.ings that their more "stodgy" play-
males never know, Ihey also enjoy in
a higher decree the pleasant emotions
of life; they bave a keener appreciation of aftocllou and of kindness.
their spirits respond more quickly and
eagerly 10 tlie stimulating influences
ot friendship and books and nature.    I
What they liav.  especially to do rs
they grow older, if Ihey arc to make |
iheir sensitiveness an advantage to
tbem rather than a handicap, Is toj
learn self-control. When tbelr feelings
are hurt, thoy inns', bear the wounds [
stoically.   They must learn not to let
Iheir ego obscure tiie cosmos. They
must harden themselves against  the
rough knocks of life without becoming less accessible to Its soft appeals.
Indeed, tho paradox of sensitiveness
is that ihe 11101" successful n person
is In conquering the vulnerability of
his own feelings, tlie more tender he
grows of the feelings of others. When
his sensitiveness becomes tin- objective, it begins to nourish as an aid
and enrichment to life. Then what is
sweet and sound in nature and in a:t
makes a deeper impression, gives a
great pleasure, furnishes a livelier
stimulus.
Tlie boy who thinks lie is morbidly
sensitive must not despair: the
chances are that he will become a
man of quick human Interests and
keen and sympathetic understanding.
—Youth's Companion.
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* Rheumatism
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6 for $3.50 or direct from 111
latlinal Sail its Ghtmlcal Co.. et Canada timid   >   Tart-to.
Two Scotchmen had been having a
good lime on tbo heather c .wns of a
lettlc island and were rowing back
home across the Virlh, says Dean
Mortimer C'ooley ot tho University
of Michigan, wiien the boat capsized.
Dean Coolcy told thc story to tbo En-
glneers' club a few days ago.
Angus had clung to the boat and
.lock, who bad clung to the bottle,
wns iloundering bravely In the deep.
Although a poor swimmer, he struck
out for the skiff, holding :bc bottle
in ono baud. Aftor a few strokes lie
became exhausted.
"Angus," he cried "I dinna thealc I
ean ninii' it."
"Well, if ye ennna mnk' it. .lock,
throw it," called buck Angus.
Little Tom.ny and the President
Tbe Washington correspondent of a
Xew York paper recently took his
small son, si:: years old, to the newspaper men's semi-weekly conference
with tbe president. At tho conclusion
of tlie eonferciee he took Tommy up
to ihe president and introduced bim.
The president patted Tommy kindly on the ho:.d and saUl:
"How nre you, my little man? I
hr.vc often henrd your father .speak
of you."
Tummy was embarrassed, but not
to  be outdone  in  courtesy.
"Yes. sir," he stammered. "1—I
think I've heard him speak of you,
too."
Surely Not
Settlement worker—I don'; see how-
yon can afford to wear ostrich feathers.
Mag—I get eight dollars a week.
Settlement worker—Well, yon
shouldn't plume yourself on that.
Foxy Uncle (after leaving curio'
shop, showing his nephew tiie way lo
buy curios)—'There you aro, you see.
When yon are dealing witli people
like that, just arguo the point a bit,
and down comes the price two
pounds."
Are You Interested ii. Chickens?
If so, just send your name and ad-
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International Stock Food Co., Department B.. Toroito, Canada, and a free
copy of "Poultry Guide" will bo sent
to yon ABSOLUTELY FKEB, It le'.ls
nearly everything there is lo knew
about chickens.
Two eminently respectable women
from out of town who weer visiting
here recently decided to go to a matinee at a local theatre. Th only seals
t'.ey could get on the floor were two
aisle seats oue behind the other. They
took them. Noticing a man beside
her who seemed to be alone ono of
the women turned to him just after
tlie curtain rose and whispered "Are
you alone?" No response. The man
gazed steadily ahead. Thinking tbat
lie had not beard her, the woman
turned to him a minute later and
again whispered: "Arc you alone?''
Still no response. A third time she
turned and whispered, "Are you
alone?" The man nudged her with liis
elbow and replied in whispers, "Be
careful, my wife is with me."
Facetious Doctor (to artist)—Thc
pictures on the walls are your failures, 1 suppose?
Dyspeptic Arlist — Yos. That's
where you doctors havo the pull over
us.   Y'ou can bury yours.
"What's that your father Is saying?"
"He says if you're not out of hero
In ten minutes he'll come down and
help you out."
"Tell him it won't be necessary. I'm
a self-starter."
Churches Should Advertise
There is ni cood reason why tbe
church should net proft by newspaper advertising, if it lias anything
of special appeal to the non-church
goers of the community, tke columns
of tho press offer thc best place for
tho announce_nieut of the f:.ct.—Ot
tawa Citizen.
Ready for Anything
Mrs.  1!.—They  bad their  wedding
rehearsal last evening.
Mr.  B.—Yes;   tbey  are  now  supposed lo be Prepared for the worst,
"Fit" at Ftrty
Experience hns shown thnt mental
.activity in man hns rcnehed its greatest heights between tlie ng*. ot forty
and fifty. Some ot tlio world's greatest, masterpieces in literature, music,
and art have been achieved by men
bordering on  thc  halt    jntury.
Physically, however, accruing to
Sir Ernest Shackloton, "under thirty
a man, no matter bow Iter 4 and nippy, is still a man in tho making. By
thirty he has matured.„ Between thirty and forly be is at bis best.
Sir Ernest himself is thltly-ninc
years of nge, hut yrttk bis modo of
life be will probably remain, physically, thirty-nine for many years to
come.—Exchange.
Minard's  Liniment fo-  sale   every-
wl ere.
He Blessed It
A teacher ot a Sunday school class
ried to im; -ess upon her young
barges tho necessity ot blessing the
fond before e--ting.
"Billy," sho asked of a little fellow
whose lather was an elder In the
church, "wlm: prayer does your father say hefor1 ye 1 eat?"
"I dun know."
"Well, what did be say this morning before breakfast?"
Hilly meditated; suddenly be remembered .md beamed. .
"Ho said. 'You kids go slow on the
butler now! It's forty cents a
pound!'"—Fun.
Ail mothers can put away anxiety
regarding their suffering children
when tbey have Mother Craves'
Worm Exterminator to give relief. Us
effects are sure and lasting.
Hogs on Concrete Floors
It is very likely to be injurious to
brood sows to have to lie on concrete
floors in tbelr sleeping apartments.
The concrete floor Is all right, but It
should be- covered with boards. Tbo
best arrangement Is to have the en*
tire floor of concrete, then each pen
provided with a removable wooden
floor, made of inch boards, and by
making this floor ln two parts It can
ho readily lifted and the concrete
thoroughly disinfected nnd cleaned
out cither at various seasons, or
when occasion requires. Hogs lying
on concrete nre likely to get rheumatic. The concrete seems to draw
iho heat from the body of the resting
animals and chills them through in a
short time. This difficulty is ovef.
come by the use of tho wooden floor
—Breeders' Gazette.
The R'warcl of Industry
"That's qui  general superintendent
son or tlio president—bo began . t
the bottom and  worked  up—started
In ns an oiler right after he left college!"
'When was that'"
'Oh, he graduated last June!
There (a more catarrh In this section
of the country tban all otlur diseases
put together, and until llie, Inst tew
years was supposed to Pe Incurable,
For a great many years doctors pronounced it n local illscn.se and prescribed
local remedies, and by constantly falling
to cure with local treatment, pronounced It. Incurable. Science hns
proven Catarrh to bo n constitutional
disease, and thereforo requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by V. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo. Ohio is tbo only Constitutional
cure nn (lie market, lt is tnlien internally ln doses from 10 drops to a I *n-
slinnnful II acts directly on ihe hlond
ond mucous surfaces of llie system.
Thev offer one hundred dollars lor nny
enne II falls In cure. Bend tor circulars
ami   (Cotimonlals.
Address: V, J. CHEN l-;Y i\ CO., Toledo.  Ohio
Sold   hv   IJI'URSStS,   "ic.
Take Hall's Family thus for constipation.
THE SKIN TROUBLES
OF CHILDHOOD
School Records Show Much Timo
Lost  From  Eczema
Chafing and skin irritation, whether from changing temperature, rough
winds, strong soap or the action of
the clothing, nrturally develop Iuto
eczema, spread over the body and defy ordinary treatmrnto.
.Mot doctorB do not give much attention to skin diseases, and, consequently, It is necessary for parents
to select sotco treatment which lias
ptrven a cure for such ailments. If
records of cures count for anything
then you can turn to Dr. Chase's
Ointment with fullest assurance that
in this you wiil bave the means of
controlling itching skin  disomies.
By affording prompt relief from tbe
terrible Itching, Dr. Chase's Ointment
puts an end 10 suffering, and removes
the cause of scratching. As the fires
of eczema die awny tho ointment set3
up the process of healing, a:,d brings
about thorough and lasting euro. As
a treatment for iho skin troubles ot
children nothing has ever proven so
satisfactory as Dr. Chase's Ointment.
Boy With a Future
One predicts a future for tlie school
boy   who  wrote  tbo  following  terse
narrative about Elijah:
"Thero was r. man named Elijah.
He had sonic bears and he lived In a
cave. Somo hoys tormented him. He
said: 'if you keep on throwing stones
at me, I'll turn tbe benrs on you and
they'll eat you up.' And they did and
he did and tho bears did."
Sunday in Scotland
In Illustrations ot the "dreary Glasgow Sunday," a lecturer toid this
story of tlio Into ,1. I.. Toole. He was
leaving bis hotel in Glasgow ono line
Sunday morning, when tile sun was
shining brightly. An he was strolling
along Georgo avenue a policeman
eyed him suspiciously, and at last approached him and snid:
"Ye bad better tuk' care whnt ye're
doing."
"What am I doing?" Inquired
Toole, nnd added with a merry wink:
"Why. I'm uot even Whistling."
"No," replied tlie Glaswegian In solemn and reproving tones; "but ye're
lookin' almost us happy as If It wero
Monday."
lie was one of the smart men wbo
like to show thoir cleverness.
"See me make hlm look small," he
said, as the icggar approaehoil. Then
re listened lolcmnly to the talc cf
iiard luck.
"That's tbe same old story you lold
mc last week," he said, Whon the vagrant bad finished.
"Is it?" was the reply. "P'r'haps I
did, p'r'haps I did," he ad'tilted; "but
I'd quite forgottct. meeting yon for
tbe moment. I was doing seven days
last week and thero was such a lot of
us, you seo."
Harry—I understand Gertrude Oad-
alotto married" n man wbo mado >
big fortune by a lucky speculation in
soap.
Grace—Yes: and he disgraced her
while they were on their honeymoon.
Harry—Ilow did he do It?
Grace—Gertrude wanted tlie other
passengers to think an ccenn voyago
was an old tsory to them, when her
husband, the first crack out of thi
box, pointed to a row of life preservers and asked the captain what
was thc idea of all the extra tires.
No Asthma Remedy Like It.—Dr. J.
D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy Is distinctly different from otlier so-called
remedies. Wore this not so it would
not havo continued Its great work ot
relief until known from ocean to
ocean for ils wonderful value. Kellogg's, the foremost and best of 'ill
asthma remedies, stands upon a reputation founded in tho hearts of thousands  wbo  have known its benefit.
One on the Voice
Lecturer—Ladies anl gentlemen, w»
shall consider this evening tin fundamental principles of architecture. Tho
Etruscans—
A wandering voice—How d'ye Juild
a dog liouso V
Lecturer (solicitously)—Are you
going to move?
Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Burn*
etc,
There Is in circulation yet another
genial story about thc Cai y Scot. A
Caledonian ol.teflr.In won a million
pins In a penny raffle at a bazaar.
Three day,! later he called, very wan
and wcuiy ot aspect.
"Seo here." bo bald to tbe bazaar
secretary. "I've counted them. Th-y
are three short:'—Tit'lite..
An Odd Fact
In a dry's journey in a crowded
street yoa will not meet one man in
Ion thousand who will not admit tbat
1 hto Is something wrong with methods which give the few tej much and
the many to,, iiltle.
In a day's jour: :y on a, crowded
street you vill not meet tlio man in
ten thousand who does not want ex-
see poverty abolished.
In a day's Journey on n crowded
street you will not meet one man in
to nthousanj v. ho does not want exactly what Socialists wr.nt—providing,
you dou't call it Socialism.—Londou
Clarion.
3
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lie Cheerful Lite
It li tha right of averyoaa te llva and enjoy Un cheerful life. We ewe
It teounelvaf end thoee who Ure with ns U live the cheerful Me. We.
eaaaot de ie if III health teles hold ef us.
The wife. Bother and daughter nf feriag from dot Hasina, narvonaneai,
headache heckecae. dremtaa-slewn feellac. er aar ether weelnass dee to dirordere
efb^tarii-Kref1 s-sTleltcete trnei. eraeaas-U Mt eelre bsaraea te heieell,
bet to bar laved enaa. _,_s.s_ .s...
nereltareaieafr.   fertr reaca alternate to wevaa aimlitahtlr ftat
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We  also Bu; Hides and Seneca Root
Neatly Turned
Thc had boy wrote on tho blackboard: "Our teacher is a donkey."
The other boys anticipated ructions
when the schoolmaster arrived; but
there were none. lie merely wrote
the word "driver" after "donkey," and
school opened as usual.
"Serins to me," observed Mrs. Skittles, "that jlrla of today are reading
altogether loo much of this here sex
literature."
"That's a fact," agreed Sir. Skittles, "Them kind of lioolss give them
nothing hut a lot of theoretical
Ideas."
"What do you think o.' Bandit Villa?"
•We c'.idn't like it at all. We lived
In tho place for two summers and the
mosquito's were frightful and every
time it rained the roof isaked like a
sieve."
Try   Murina  Eye    Remedy
If you havo Red, Weak, Watery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smar:
—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist? Sell
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A Lesson in Morals
Molhcr—Now, Willie, you told me
a   falschooi..    Do   vou    Know    what
happens to little boys who tell fali-.-
hoods?
Willi.* (sheepishly)—N'o, nia'am.
Mother--Why,     a  big  black  niaa
with only -ne eye in the centre of liis
forehead enmes ah ng and Hies with
him up to the moon and makes hlm
pick   slick3  for  tho  balance  of  his
life.     Now,   you    will   never tell a
falsehood again, will you?   lt is awfully wicked.—Puck.
A Pill That Lightens Life.—To the
man who ir, : victim of Indigestion
the transaction of business becomes
an added misery. He cannot concentrate bis mind upon his tasks and
loss and vexation attend hlm. To
such n man Parmelee's Vegetable
I'ills offer relief. A. course of treatment, according to directions, will
convince bim of their great excellence. They are conlldeuily recommended because they will do all that
Is claimed fer tbem,
On his eighty-fourth birthday Taul
Smllh, Iho veteran Adirondack hotel
keeper, who B tar ted life as a guide
and died owning a million dollars'
worth of forest hind, was talking
about boundary disputes wltb an old
friend.
"Didn't you hear of th- lawsuit
over a title that I had with .lones
down la Malone last summer?" asked
Paul.
The friend had rot bcird.
"Well." said Paul, "It was this way:
I sat in tho court room boforo tha
case opened with my witnesses
around me. Jones hustled ln, stopped, looked my witnesses over carefully, and said: 'Pill aro those your
witnesses?' "They are,' said I.
'Then you Tin,' sail lie. 'I've had
them witnesses twice myself.'"
Painful Swelling Reduced
Muscular Strains Ended
SPENT HER MONEY
FOR NO BENEFIT
THEN    MISS   J.   M.   GOD1N    USED
DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS
And Her Kidney Disease and Female
Weakness     Disappeared—She      Is
Now a Strong, Healthy Woman.
.Mlzonetle, Gloucester    Co.,    N.B.
(Special)—"I  havo    been    suffering
from the Kidneys ever since I was a
child," snys JI1S3 J   M. tlodin of this
place.   "When 1 grew to womanhood
I was told " vas Buffering from female  weakness,   so   I   tried    several
kinds of medicine, spending a good
mauy dollars for nothing.
"Last winter I became so weak I
was on the point of Riving up my
work. I could not sleep at ulgiit and
could hardly get up the stairs without having palpitation of the heart
and feeling .julto exhausted.
"Heading cf symptoms of Kidney
Disease iu Dodd's Almanac, 1 soon
found out my case was similar, sn I
sent at once for four boxes of Dodd's
Kidney Pills, t began to feel a
change at the very beginning, for I
slept well the very lirst nigh;. These
four boxes '.d me more good than
all the medicine 1 had taken before,
and I have remained strong eier
since. 1 am now as well v.:, can be."
All women who sutler s' ould look
to tho Kidneys. They are the mainspring of health. Keep th,. Kidneys
strong by urliig Dodd's Kidney Pills
and tliey will take euro of Iho rest
of the body.
Talk While the Talking Is Coodl
"Let us taik a lot now, before the
nomination,"  says  -lob  Hedge-',    "lt
does more good tie .1 afterward."
Afterwards, ns another .Tot, observed: 'Though I speak, my grief _s
not assuaged, and llioii£h '. forbear,
what am 1 rased?"
Such Troubles Now Quickly Rubbed
Away by Powerful Remedy
If you have any muscles that are
strained and weak, that aro frequently subject to rheumatic pains; if you
havo any painful swellings that refuse to go a •'. y—get busy with Nerviline. This Is the vory sort of troublo that Nerviline ts noted for curing
quickly. "I havo proved Nerviline
simply a wonder in reducing a hard,
painful swelling, it followed an In-
Jury I received In my left leg and
caused me great pain and discomfort.
Tlie muscles were strained and 6ore,
and no other remedy gave tho ease
and comfort I got from rubbing on
Nervilino. There is a soothing, pain-
relieving power about Nerviline that
touched the rod ot my- trouble. Nerviline reduced the swelling, it destroyed the pain, it brought my limb back
to perfect condition." The experience
of Mr. llowen, whose home Is in Middlesex, Is not unusual. Thousands are
proving every day that muscular
pains of every kind, chronic rheumatism, lumbago, 11—..algia and sciatica
will yield to Nerviline when i.othir ;
else cap possibly cure. Ner/iline is an
old time' family pain remedy, used
nearly forty yea:*, with great success.
The large f.niily size botlle costs
50c, trial size 25c. at all dealers.
AUSTRIA HALTS EMIGRATION
As Ordered
The menu of a certain London restaurant Is a thing of wonder to
strangers. It contains several pages
of various dishes, nil classified, mostly with weird French names.
Tho country visitor eyed up and
down, but could mako notbing of it.
And tlie waiter stood silently by his
side. At last, in despair, the diner
Btnhbed his linger in the middle of
one page and said:
'-'Bring me some 0' that."
"Oul, m'sleu!" replied tbe waiter,
"That ees mayonnaise dressing, sar."
"I know that, my man," snorted tlie
countryman.   "I can read!"
"But, m'sleu," said the waiter apologetically, "what .will you have it
on?"
The diner glared. "On a plate of
course, you idiot!" he roared. "Do you
feed your guesls in troughs at this
resin n rant ?"—Top-Notch.
"Up With the Boys"
Uo was a jolly rounder and
He'd drink and make a noise:
Mosl every night with gnat delight
lie'd stay up with the boys.
Now he's the father of male twins,
They've robbed him of his joys:
And  every  night  till  broad  daylight
lie stays up with tho boys.
"Poultry Guir'e"
Which tills rretty nearly everything
there is In knew about chlt-Kens, sent
to you ABSOLUTELY FHEH. .lust
send your name and address ou a post
card to the International Slock Food
Co., Dept. B., Toronto, Canada, and a
copy will ho mailed you with their
compliments.
A  Soft  Answer
Huh—I wonder where tlie money ;
coining from for thai new gown of
yours?
Wife—Prom the mint, I hope, dear.
I'd he sorry to think that you wero a
counterfeiter,
No Abie-Bodied Man May Leave the
Country Before He Is J5
The large volume of emigration to
the United States has caused a considerable falling off ln the number of
Austriuiis liable for military service,
amounting to an estimated total of 70V
000.
In order to rejuce this exodus the
Austrian government has just established a bureau attached to the Vienna polieo office with pow-r to control
general travelers' movements aad to
give an account of themselves.
Travelers will nave to provide themselves with passports, a practice which
In Inland travel has been obsolete
sinco 1857. A most important rule
concerns the prohibition of emigration
for men between tbe ages of 17 and
3U. While hitherto men were freo to
emigrate after having rerved their
threo years in the Hist line of the
army, now they will havo to stay in
the country thirteen years more, until
they have served in tlie reserve, the
Landwebr and tho Laiulstruni. which
is likely materially to reduce the number of able-bodied emigrants to America.
A special agent ot Ihe bureau will
be stationed on tho frontiers with
power to intercept would-be emigrants.
No Sign
"Tou.h not that champagne bottle,
young man.   There is madness in It."
"Oh, it doesn't follow it's mad because you see it foaming at tho
mouth."
Windsor Record: In all, about 13,-
000 species of birds are known to
science; of this number only 11-5
have been found in Ontario. The
birds are more efficient in keeping
down insect pests- than are all otlier
agencies, natural and artificial, combined. If not persecuted, tliey will
attach themselves to the farm, garden and orchard, where tlieir sorr
vices are of tho greatest value. Save
the birds.
"What do you mean hy telling people that 1 haven't any brains behind
my hack?" demanded Blathers angrily, as he met Blmpson on tlie street.
"I ue\cr said you hadn't any brains
bohind your back," retorted Hiinp-
son. "What I said was that you hadn't
any brains in the front of your face."
—J tidgo,
Peeling Onions For a Living
The profession of onion peeling is
not one that oblains much noiice, yet
there are at least 500 women living
in the east end of London earnlni
llieir Jiving by removing tlie skins of
onions. With praclice, they can make
4a or 5s per day. Very often they
have been peeling since childhood,
daughters  succeeding mothers.
lt is not a profession you can learn
in one lesson, for tlie skin must he removed by hand, or the onion "juices"
and is no use for pickling. Tlie onions are always peeled in water. Tills
Is not done to save the eyes of tlie
peeler, but is done to keep tlie onion
white.
The proprietor of the leading drug
store in a small Kentucky town was
coming out of the front door of his
place nol lon gago, when a small boy
came tearing round the corner at top
gait with his head down and bulled
squarely into hlm.
"Hey, kid," demanded the druggist,
'what's the mattor?"
"I am trying to keen two boys from
getting   Into  a   light,"    panted    the!
youngster.
"Who are  Uu   hoys,"    asked    ihe j
druggist.
"I'm one of 'em," was the reply
Ths   Orig'n   of  a   Fad
Mareell.i. who had beeu gazing out
cf tlie window, suddenly began to
1 ugh  hysterically.
"What in tlie world is the matter,
child?" asked her mother.
"When . finished, my carpet rug,"
Marcella explained, "1 foldc'. lt
across my lap and carried '. (hat way
down the street to show It to Rosemary."
"Well, what of it?"
"That was only three days ago,"
gasped Marcella, witli a renewed outburst of merriment. "a:'d now .icar*
ly every girl in tho block is wearing
a carpot*rag muff."
WHEN BABY IS ILL
"My dear man," suid young Subhead
to the battered specimen nf humanity
who had just pulled him from the
path of au onrushing auto, "you saved
my life! Wiiat can 1 do to janccl the
obligation?"
"just slip me a dim.?, lioss," replied
thn hntti'ivd one, "and we'll call it
sciuaiT."
An "Interest'' Instrumcr.t
A Hungarian citizen invented nn
in trutnent which thows instantly tl.e
amount of iuterest due- ou any given
sum for any period at any riven rato
of Interest, '.'he instrument; made
in the size and shape of a watch, is
of very sinipl construction, and inexpensive All thi.t is noc..5Hary to
operaio it i.-; lo placo 'liu hnnds in
the proper posi ion on the dial nun
tlio exact amount of interest in each
case la Indicated on the face of the
Instrument.
WUen Jasper got hack tu Iii.; office;
iiis boss said
"Look here, doea it (al;c you a lialf|
hour to go down )o tho cornel" and j
do an errand 'or mo?"
"it did this lime, sir," answered .Jasper. "A inaii dropped a (piano.'
down a hole '.u tlie sidewalk."
"Ami it toi.k yoo all Lbis timo io get
It oui'.'"
"Ves, sir. ; nu aee, 1 lmd to wait till
tU man went away."
Ready  for  the   Voyage
"Are there eifough lifeboats for all
the passengers?"
".No."
"Are there life preservers for everybody?"
"Well, hasn't anything heen done
in  preparatio.i  for shipu redlt?"
"Well, tho hand has learned to play
'Nearer, My Ood to Thee' ln tlio
dark."
To Whom it ma} ronrcrn; Tills is
to certify thut I have used MIXAllD'S
MNIlVtENT- myself as w.ll as prescribed it In my practice where a liniment was required and have nevsr
failed to get 111   desired effect. ,
C- A. KiXtJ, M.D,
When your baby ia ill; when he is
cross and hard to mind; wheu his
teeth are bothering him or he is
troubled with cons-tipation or indigestion; give hlm Ltahy's Own Tah-
let-. Tliey are the best medicine for
little ones1. They never fail to re#u-;
late tlio bowel: and sweeten tiiej
stomach, thus making teething ensy; j
curl nt; const! pal ion, colic, indig.s-i
tion ami breaking up cold.-, and fever.-. Tho Tablets arc sold hy inedi-l
cale dealers or by mail at IT. eonts
a box from The Dr. Williams Medicine fo., BroiXvlUe, Ont.       '
Only Just Beginning
Vice-president Bury of the Canadian
Pacific, says thnt from harvest to [hoi
close of navigation last, season '.lie;
C.I'.lt. carried more grain than any!
other railway in any othc part iff
tlie world has ever carried, in Ibe
time, and that, although last season-
tiie Canadian West produced 510,000,*
000 bushels of all kinds, tlm land hnsi
"hardly been scratched." These are1
Iho kind of things people are. aid to
forget-when they iinagino that there]
ean be any lengthy depression in Can-,
ada. Neither our laud nor our re-'
sources are wo.m nut. Wo are only
just beginning to tap them.—Mont*
rcitl Herald ;.nd Telegraph.
'Have you any objection to my
marrying your daughter?'
"No," replied Mr. Cumrox. "To ui
candid, I've laken quite a liking lo
you."
"Tion I may count on yuu us a
friend ?"
"I shouldn't do anything like th.it If
I were yon. If you introduce yourself
as a friend of mine, mother and the
girls will lake tt, for granted that y.iu
haven't any social standing whatever."
Voting Tony of the Italian quarter,
bad been greatly Interested by the
teacher's story of the fox and the
grapes, Arriving home from school,
ho repeated it in ids excited. Ij^iken
English to tho family, following the
teacher's version pretly closely until
he reached the climax. Tony's conclusion was this: "Do olda fax he
say: *l'a grape no good, an/how, alia
sour, giie^n I go geta de hamiu'.'"
Her Batting Averajjj
Magistrate  -Tlie    evld 'DCO     .shows
that you threw u kjUle at your husband.
Culprit -Ii   shows  more  than  that,
. er honor; it allow.; that [ 'it 'im!
Time For a Change
Old   rtoxlelgl—"Marry   my  daughter?   Why, you are supported hy your
father."
Suitor—"Yen, sir; hut my guv'nor
is ttred of supporting me, he says,
sun I thought I'd get into another
family."
Tiie sup-Tintendrn'. of a Sunday I
s ltool was Illustrating for the child-!
ren the text, "Arise and take the'
young child aud his mother, and fieej
into Egypt." Showing them a largo
picture, she a^ked:
"Now, isn't that splendid? Here Is
the mother. Here is tho young child.
Theii's Kgypt in the disV-ince."
The children, however, looked dis-j
appointed.     . nd   finally  a  littlo  hoy
piped out:
"Teacher, where'., tho flea?"
Motor 'Bi:t, Outings
Sunday wsiis to the suburbs of London have grown enormously with ihe
motor-omnibus. On a recent Sunday
tho "Goncrai" company carried no
few than 1,045,000 passengers, a "record" number for tlio present year,
SHIsWsOM
nuickl** stops coslfhs.  cures ccltls, and heals
•lis threat uid luD£s.       tl       II      SS cents.
Deepening Suez Canal
Improvements now progressing on
tlio Suf1?'. canal, foi which tlio company han power io raise i'M,Dill).Dim
through honcls, an- expected to be
completed in 1018*11), The latest
scheme niulic:i provision for n depth
of roily feet throughout, and lor tvid-
ouing up to ltd! feet s inches in the
south section and culling nu appropriate number of sidings hi Uie north
and central sections.
NscdeJ
Crawford What Kind of now tire
pump in he trying In invent?
Crabshaw One Unit doesn't make
you tired.
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In this rreparat.oa the r.utrltiva
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Why He Was Angry
First  Mptyfist   (aC.cr  very  narrow
shave)— But why ; 'I thia i'n.sp?    We
haven't    damaged   yon.     Yuu can't
bring an action ngainst us.
oecond  Motorist—I    know  I  jap't,
r.    [ know I can't.   That'** just my
point.
Old Sorci. Lumpt
D]   :ii I;.vj*.t. Growth*
removed and InaU
ed by a simple
Home Trealmaal
No pnln,    Describe the troublo, we will &<--»■
book and c":.timonials free.
IBE CANADA CANCER INSTITUTE, Unite*
10 Churchill Ave., Toron'.e.
Tlio most obstinate-covtis and waits:
fail  lo  resist HoHowny's Com  Cure.
Try   it.
Two boys who managed to ho rather unruly in school so exasperate tl
their teacher that sh requested tbem
to remain aHer hours and wrko tlieir
names l.flUO tiuips. Tiny plunged
inlo tlio task. Soma fifteen minutes
later une of them grow uneasy .and
bcr-an watching hi- companion in .lis-
grace. Suddenly the first que bucBi
out with despair between liis &obs and
said to tlm toucher;
"Tain't fa.r, mum! Hi:; name's
Hush ami mine's Scliluttermeyor."
Scrimmage
She—You seemed dist'aught at th«
opera last night.
He—I couldn't keep football out o|
my iiiliul -never raw so many halft
backs and fullbacks In my life!
Or.ly One "BROMO QUININE"
,t get tli" srnulne call for fuilnan.%
LAXATIVE BflQMO QUININE. I.ooH
f,.r signature of 13. W. artOVE. Curea
a Cold iu One Hay.   25c.
Richard hn Oalllenne, (he port, was
talking in New Vork about the hardships of a poet's lol.
"Poetry is popular," iir said. "|iul
there's no money in it. Have you
heard 'be latest about tho well-known
poet, Pindar Oatlo?"
"Mrs. Oado nudged her husband iu
the dead of night and whispered:
" 'Pindar, wako up! There's bur-
glars in the house!'
"Well, what of it?" said Pindar
Oade. Hleeply. 'Let titcin find out tlieir
mlBtake for themselves.'"
This is from Australia: "Gentlemen,
a member of this bouse has taken nd*
vantage of my absence to tweak my
nose behind my bad;. I hope that the
next time he abuses mo behind my
back like a coward ho will do it to my
face like a man. and not go skulking
Into the thicket to assail a gentleman
who isn't present to defen   himself.
Anna—Did Jack steal a kiss.
Jlelln   Yos;     and   1   was  the  only
witness to the theft,
Landlord—Thnt feller wbo just
Bwaggered past? Oh, that's BUI
Hrown an' he's a terror to autynioblt
ists. I tell yon!
Guest—Aha! the village constable^
eh?
Landlord- Worse; he's the only mo*
ter ivpair man within ten miles."
A   man's   good   opinion   c.;   l.i.t,self
Isn't going to fool St. Peter.
North, South, JEast, West
men and women are subject to the numerous ailments caused
by defective or irregular action of the organs of digest! r.n and
elimination. Headaches, lazy feelings, depression of spirits
are flrst consequences, and men worse sickness followsif the
trouble is not removed. But thousands have discovered that
'Beeefiam'.i 9>tffy
(Tke Uri-ojt S«]« cf An? Msxllci-i,* in Uso Worlsl)
arr, thc most reliable correclivc, and Iho Ik.H proventivo of thono common ailments. Better digestion, mere restful sleep, greater strength,
brigbtersnirits, clearer complexions are given to thoso who uso occasionally thia time-tested home remedy. Beecham's Pills will no doubt help
you-it is to your Intoreat to try thcin-for all ever the world they
Are Pronounced Best
ritpj/sj only b/ Thorn,, n-ceh.m. St. Helen,. UsHUblK, Kn,l.nd
|  aoldev-nntli.rcinCanliUin.m, j). Amcrio.   In lus-s, 3i cenl..	 1
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THE ISLANDER
Published every Saturday at Cumberland. Vancouver Island, B.C., by
THE  ISLANDER  PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY
Subscriptlopi $1.50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rales furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914.
Stand By Your Town.
No town can be permanently prosperous in which the
citizens and tradesmen dependent on each other, do not
patronize each other. The merchant wants a harness, for
instance, and although his neighbor is a good harness maker
,nd trades with him, he imagines he can save fifty cents by
sending to another city or province for his harness. The
harness maker in turn, sends away for his groceries, boots,
shoes and clothing. The shoemaker sends away his coat,
the tailor sends away for his boots, and so it goes. As a
result, the farmers coming in to trade, see all the tradesmen j
sending to other places for goods, because, they say, they
can save money by doing so, and come to the conclusion
they, too, can do better elsewhere; and then everybody is
growling about hard timesand no business. No wonder the
business men themselves turn the tide of trade elsewhere
for if they can supply themselves to better advantage by
depriving their neighbor of their trade, others learn to try
the same experiment.   It is a dangerous one to inaugurate.
Ten dollars is lost where one is saved, because the entire
business of the place is dwarfed and hampered thereby.
The fact is, but little is ever made in going away to trade,
and oftener, counting all expenses, there is a loss.   Show us
Keeping Out of
the Ruts
The blood of a business which advertises
regularly runs faster than the blood of a
business which rarely or never opens its
mouth.
Men who get ir. ruts trrow to like ruts. There
is a certain comfort and contentment, in
routine which word is very close to
"rutine."
Advertising compels the advertiser to best'r
himself and since he advertises to YOU,
since he wants your favor and custom, you
can be pretty sure that he is doing his best
to deserve your favor and custom,
A WORD TO THE  PUBLIC
Give your custom to those who solicit it who
tell you they want it; who tell you what they
are doing in your interests. Encourage those
who serve you best and most.
Shop Where Your are Invited to Shop
m%*smmMmUmMMW}
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
ESTATES MANAGED
RENTS  COLLECTED
Land Registry Office Work a
Speciality
PHONES 42 & 48 COURTENAY, B. C.
the rest of us, she wastes no time in fretting; she has learned
the true value of things. She never frets and she never scolds
It doesn't pay. Fretting and scolding leave ugly marks on
a town in which the people make it a rule not to send away j the face and upon the character. Is everything wrong, the
for anything they can get at home, and we will show you a; c]ay upside down, the fire wont burn, the children out of
town in which business is lively, and everybody buys, and sorts, a picked-up dinner and company at the last moment,
trade is centered from abroad. Prices are low and thei she does the best she can and lets the consequences take
tradesmen patronize each other, having no suspicion that: care of themselves.. Worry will not help matters; and then
confidence will be abused, Let it once be understood that' she has a secret, a secret that she is willing to tell her friends,
the business men of any town are in the habit of sending] Every clay at a certain hour she goes to her room and lock-
abroad for purchases, and the business will languish.' jng the door, has half an hour to herself. If she is very tired
Having no confidence in each other, how can they expect she wrings a towel out of water as hot as she can bear and
others to have confidence in them? No, that's not the way; winds it about her neck, renewing it till the weary muscles
lo build up a town. Patronize each other, and keep all your reiax and she can lie down and sleep for a few minutes,
business at home. arise fresh and invigorated for the rest of the day.    Try it
weary mother.   Be good enough to yourself and those who
depend upon you to take time for rest and refreshment.
Say young man, there is one thing you can not do. You
can not make a success in life unless you work. Better men
than you have tried and failed. You can't loaf around street
corners and saloons, smoke cigars, tell foul stories, drink
whisky and sponge on someone else, without making a
failure in life. You must learn a trade or get into some
honest business. If you dont you will be a chronic loafer,
despised by all, producing nothing, simply making yourself
a burden on your parents or the town. There is no place
in the world for loafers. The ripe fruit is all at the top of
the tree. You must climb and get it. If you wait for it to fall
at your feet you will never get it. Smarter men will jump up
and get all. Move. Do something; no matter how small. It
will be a starter. Help yourself and others wil! help you.
There is no royal road to success. Toil, grit and endurance
these are requsites. Wake up and sea what you can do,
The girl who is so lacking in self-respect as to be ashamed
of any honest work commands no respect. She who endeavors to do whatever work her hands find to do in the
best and most thorough manner, as by God's law. makes
lhat and the action fine. It is not so much the work as the
manner in which it is done that ennobles or disgraces the
worker. A well scrubbed floor is a much more useful work
than a stupid oil painting in which much valuable canvass
and other material has gone to waste. Intelligence and
faithfulness tel' in every department of work. Respect your
work whatever that work may be, and remember that the
best, brighest and wisest of men and women will respect
you for it.
In a Omaha church, Sam Jones shouted, "is there a man
present who has never spoken a cross word to his wife?"
The silence was becoming oppressive; every husband looked
here and there; every husband wanted to get up, but did not
dare to.   But the sadness that had possession of Jones' face
vanished a moment later when a round-faced, goodnatured
,.,,,,,, i     ii ,  • , man rose from his seat.     "Thank'God!"   exclaimed Sam,
How you admire that lady who seems to be all brightness ^ is one man who has neyer spoken a cross word tQ his
wife."   The good natured man smiled a bland smile and
Daniel Webster, in speaking of the log cabin, that once
stood amid the snow drifts of New Hampshire's hills, and
where part of his father's family was born, uses the following
beautiful language:
Its remains still exist. I make to it an annual visit. I
carry my children to it to teach them the hardships endured
by the generations which have gone before them. I love
to dwell on the tender recollections, the kindred ties, the
early affections, and the touching narratives and incidents
which mingle with all I know of this primitive family abode.
I weep to think that none of those who inhabited it are now
living, and if ever I am ashamed of it, or if ever I fall in
affectionate veneration for him who reared, and defended it
against savage violence and destruction, cherished all the
domestic virtues beneath its roof, and through the fire and
blood of seven year's revolutionary war, shrunk from no
clanger, no toil no sacrifice, to serve his country, and to raise
his children to a condition better than his own may my
name and the nume of my posterity, be blotted forever from
the memory of mankind."
The first question a man asks when he sees a girl flirting
is whether she is a respectable girl or not. You see how it
raises a doubt at once. This being the case, surely no modest girl can afford the slightest degree of this pastime. When
the down is brushed from a peach the beauty is so marred
that it can never be restored, and so when a young girl
throws lightly aside that sweet and modest reserve so be
coming to a maiden, and which so elevates her and enables
her to command the respect $>f all, she loses her greatest
charm and becomes rather common and cheap, to use no
rash term. Flirting may seem to the giddy and thoughtless
girl to be wonderfully amusing, and she may even get an
idea that she is quite fascinating, but it is a most degrading
thing and should be frowned upon by every young lady who
has an ambition to become a worthy and charming woman.
'THE SQUARE DEALING HOUSE"
we are continually receiving fresh consignments of
Goods Suitable for the
Summer Season
Bathing Costumes for Ladies $3,75
Bathing Costumes for Men and Boys, assorted prices.
See our Stock of Cotton Wash Goods, prices ranging from
12 1-2 cents to 35 cents.
Summer Blouses, New and Nifty.
Ladies' Neckwear of all descriptious.
Men's Linen Duster Coats, $2.75 each.
Men's Lustre Coats, short length, assorted prices.
Linen Lap Rugs, for driving, $1,75
Boots and Shoes for Everybody.
Macfarlane Bros., Ltd.
"The Square Dealing House "
Phone 10   P.O. Box 100      <♦>       Cumberland, B.C.
Eastern Suits to Order
from
$15.00
to $25.00.
WHY PAY MORE
These prices are 20 per cent, lower
than any house in Cumberland.
200 Samples to select from.
Fit Guaranteed.
P. DUNNE, SIT1
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., L L. D„ D.CA* Prelldent
ALEXANDER LAIRD. General Manager JOHN AIRD, Ast't General
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts tnay be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
tirawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. S21
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.      W. T.   WHITE, Manager.
FOR SUMMER
WEAR
and cheerfulness, ane yet she is ;is busy as the rest of us in
household duties with everything to do.   Listen, and we'll I said: "No sir, I never did. I am a bachelor."
tell you the reason why she seems to have more time than lon his hat and clamly walked out of the door.
Then he put
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, White Wear
Hosiery, Silk Goods, Boots and Shoes
. Sing Chong
CHINATOWN,   West  Cumberland
mmm rti idjftiii *"tin>mjs»i.1 k.c.
f
The Popular Beer of the day
is the
SILVER SPRING
Now on Draught at the
New England Hotel
JOSEPH  WALKER   Proprietor.
Livnsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
B.C.
Try it ami be convinced, yoirwil! drink no other.
Awarded Four Gold Medals B. C, Agricultural Association
1910 & 1913 for Purity and Quality.
For Sale in Bottles at all Leading Hotels.
Silver Spring Brewery Ltd.
FIRE AT SOUTH
WOOD for SALE
APPLY
Nanaimo, B. G, May 25—Fire
which broke out at 2 a.m. today
! dest rayed the tipple at the mines
of the Pacific Coast Coal Com
pany at South Wellington, as well
as two 30-ton cars, several small
cars and a picking table. By
strenuous efforts the engine-room
was saved. The damage is estimated roughly at $25,000.
The mine has been working
with non-union labor, and the
circumstances of the fire are taken to suggest that it must have
been of incendiary origin. The
outbreak was discovered by a
special policeman, and the blaze
was first noticed at the top of the
tipple. The striking miners held
a picnic today, and as the train
bearing the men passed by the
scene of the fire, a cheer was
raised at sight of the ruins.
H. H. M. Beadnell!
Eeal Estate, Financial and Insurance
Agent
Local agent for the E. & N. Railway Lands, Comox District.
Courtenay, B. C.
A  SNAP  2° acres of Alder Bottom, 6 1-2 acres cleared, '
r\ sJii.ni    grggk through property (runs all the year), <
Good Five-Roomed House, on good road near Comox.   Price
$2,100 all cash, or $2,700 on terms.
Buy yourself a Home near
No. 8 MINE
BEST  ON   VANCOUVER  ISLAND
Blocks, from one acre to eight acre*,
$200 per acre and upwards
Finest Homesites in Comox District
FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO
Up-to-Date Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Cumberland.'B.C.
SUMMER SCHEDULE.
The following time table went
into effect on the 4th inst. for
the C. P. R. boats:-
Train arrives at Cumberland.
Tuesday 8.30 p.m.
Thursday  8.30 p.m.
Saturday 8.30 p.m.
Train departs from Cumberland.
Wednesday  7 a.m.
Friday 7 a.m.
Saturday 5 p.m.
No change in the U. S. S, Co's.
schedule. Sundays and Tuesdays
as usual.
On and after Monday, May 25
the rural delivery between Cumberland and Courtenay will leave
Cumberland at 9-30 a.m. except
Sundays.
Miss Dency Smith, milliner of
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
millinery.
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
PHONE L8-6
E. L. SAUNDERS
PRACTICAL BOOT AND
SHOE MAKER
Orders Restelve Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
CHOICE   FRUITS
AND ICE CREAM
CANDY, CIGARS
See
Bannerman
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining lights of thu Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albert*,
the Yukon Territory, the North weat Terri
tories nnd in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased foraterm
of twenty-one years at nu annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,500aores
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a leaf e must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the diatrict in which the right*
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory tho land must be
described by sections, or lethal subdivisions
of sections, and in unaurvcyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicant himself.
K*ch application must ba accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rii.hu applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable oulput of the mine at the
rate of tiro cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay tho royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim,
rights only, buttheUaseemay be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights uiay be considered necessary
for the workiiiifnf ihe mine at the rate of
$10.00»nacre.
For full information application should
be mado to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub Aarmt ofDominion Lauds.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of l he Intel ior.
N.B~ Unauthorized publication if thia
advurtUement will not Im paid for.
Cumberland Electric Light Company
Electric Appliances
61-4 lb Electric Irons  $3.25
Electric Toasters.  3.25
Electric Hair Dryers 3,00
5 Watt Tungsten Lamps      40
10 and 15 Watt Tungsten Lamps     45
25 and 40 Watt Tungsten Lamps ....    50
Tungsten Lamps 5 to 150 Watt. Also Hylo
and Ruby Lamps for Sale.
Capital Paid Up «11,660,000 Reserve Fund «13,BOO,000
THE ROYHL BANK
OF eflNHDfl
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and In
terest at highest ourrent rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards.
Cumberland, B.C. Branch	
Courtenay, B.C.      "     	
Union Bay, B.C.       "     	
..D. M. Morrison, Manager
..K. H. Hardwicke,   "
..'P. Bosworth,
There's just one question to ask after you've heard an
EDISON PHONOGRAPH
" How soon can I get one ?"
The wonderful new hornless instruments have talked and
sung themselves into popularity. The silent, smooth-running
motor, the diamond reproducing point that does away with
bothersome changing of needles, the beauty, of design and
the sweet-toned unbreakable Records require no argument.
Write us to-day. We will arrange terms to suit you,
G. A. FLETCHER MUSIC Co.
22, Commercial Street        -      -     . Nanaimo, B.C.
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NEW SHOES
The first shipment of our spring stock
of shoes have arrived in
Men's Tan and Black Button
Ladies Tan, Gun Metal, and
Navy Blue Suede in
Lace & Button
Watch for our Sa!e of Odds and Ends
after Stock-Taking.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
Special Sale
Dinner Sets
1 only, 96 piece China Set, regular *20.00 now $15,00
1 only, 97 piece Dinner Set, regular 16.00 now 12.00
lonly, 97 piece Dinner Set, regular 17.00 now 12.50
1 only, 40 piece Tea Set, regular 8,00 now 5.00
Fancy China Cups and Saucers, regular $4.00
and $4.50 per half dozen, now $4.00 and $3.50
Complete Stock of Furniture, Ranges, and House Furnishings
always on hand.
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myt".	
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Paints, Varnishes, Wallpaper
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Stoves and Ranges
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I China's Peerlrss Iron Mine
China's famous Iron mine, the
[Tayeh, tlio foremost In Ilio (ar eaat,
lis especially rotable for the caso with
which tt is worked, li stands peerless
in tlio world in this respect, excavation requiring no maculae power. The
work Is done hy hand by the Chinese
coolies. Tlie mine is reputed to ue
Inexhaustible in it* ore. In the days
of the "three kingdoms" tho locality
formed a theatre of bloody lighting,
antl the vicinity abounds In relics of
that memorable period In Chinese history. It la about '.'.fi'.'.D Chinese miles
from Peking overland aud about 4.PS0
Chinese miles by water. Taychhsien
is traversed by ranges of liUls and
mountains, tho valleys of which
abound In innumerable label of nil
size*, with water courso facilities.
Consequently tbe locality is rich in
scenery of great beauty, and tho
Chinese poets o.' olden times have
never tired cf singing ot the "eight
views" of Tayeh. In the neighborhood of tlie Tayeh iron mine aro
found tiie rules oi'ancient iron foundries, probably 1,001 years old. 1111-
lious of tons of slag lie lu heaps.
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The Doubtful Compliment
She—Oh,  thore gooa Peggy Brown.
Isn't Bhe lovely?   1 wish I were hall!
as good looking!
llo—OU,   but  you  uro.—Exchange.
Stop     the     Cough,—Coughing   is
caused by irritation in tho respiratory
passages and ia tho efl'ort to dislodge
obstructions that coine from inflammation of the muscous membrane.
Treatment with Dr. Thomas' Eclectric
Oil will allay the luflaratnatldn and Jn
consequence the con^h will cense.
Try it. nnd yon" wiil uso no otlwr
preparation for a cold.
Doctor (to paLbnt)—You'll have
to rouse yon-self un and take more
interest lu your business."
Patient—My dear thlr, Lhat 1th ab-
tholutely lmpothlble.
Doctor—Why? What Ir. your business?
Patient—I'm a moneylender.
A Trip to the Arctic Regions
A summer trip to the Arctic to seefc
gold and sport is beii.K planned In
London. The promoters otter lo take
passengers for four months at $1,000
ouch, including meals, with the right
to shoot one polar bear, 0n3 seal, one
walrus, two musk ox, ono wolf ami
two white foxes.
The main object of tlie expedition
is to seek gold in Baffin Land, where
nuggets which are waiting to be
picked up may he found. Tho ship
will be litted with electric light, private cabins with baths, etc. The provisions include line wines und spirits,
c'gars, etc.
When a mother detects from thc
wrlthings and fretting of a child that
worms are troubling it, she can procure no better remedy than Miller's
Worm Powders, which aro guaranteed to totally cxuel worms from the
system. Thev may cause vomiting,
but this need cause no anxiety, because it Is but a manifestation of
their thorough work. No worms can
long exist whero these Powders arc
used.
Reason For His Popularity
Stranger—The  wholo  town  seems
to bn turning out I- this funeral. Tho
deceased  uuat have bee *. very popular.
Native--Stranger, he was one man
In a million. After ho bought his car
he gave everybody a ride that he aad
promised to.—Judge.
Clrcumstanclal  Evidence
Gentleman   (engaging butler)—Are
-ou married?
Applicant—No, sir.    I was thrown
jgainst a barbed wiro fence and cot
nay face scratched.
Just About Then
"When does the honeymoon end?"
"Well,  frequently  like    the    other
moon, it ends after thc last quarter
is  reached."
Some-cheerful givers, 'tis true,
Give quickly  aud give twice;
But thero aro cheerful givers who
Give nothing but advice,
■—-.•■'" —■"■ _
FEELS LIKE
A NEWMAN
A* Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Dispelled
Backache, Headache*
und Dizziness.
PiqUB, Ohio.—"I would bo very ungrateful if I failed to give Lydia E.
Pinkham's vegetable! Compound tho
praise it deserves,
for. I have taken it
nt. different times
and it always re-
llovod ma whon
other medicines
failed, and whon I
hear a woman complain I always recommend it. Last winter I was attacked
with a severe case of organic weakness.
I had backache, pains In my hips and
over my kidneys, headache, dizziness,
lassitude, had no energy, limbs ached
and 1 was always tired. I was hardly
able to do my housework. 1 had taken
Lydia 1:1. l'inkham's Vegetable Compound 0:1 one other occasion, and it had
helped mo so I tool: it again ar.d it has
liuilt mo up, until now I feel like a new
woman. You have my hearty consent
to use my name and testimonial in any
way and I hopo it will benefit suffering
women."—Mrs. ORPHA TURNER, 431 3.
Wayne St., l'iqua, Ohio.
Women who are suffering from those
distressing ills peculiar to their sex
should not doubt the ability of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to ro-
itoro their health.
If vou want special advice
tvrlta to Lydia BsPlukham Medicine Co., (confidential) Lynn,
BI ass. Your letter will bo opened,
read nnd answered by a woman
nml held in strict confidence.
W.  N   U. 9"
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Daya
Druggists reluud    money    if   PAZO
OINTMENT r 11:    lo   euro   Itching.
Blind,  Bleeding 01   Protruding Piles.
First application gives relief.   GUe.
At breakfast restless little Tommy
egan to pli y witli tlie cruet stand.
i.; father told bim not to do so. Tom-
iy persisted and at last upset ii and
illled the pepper on Uie tablecloth.
"Now, Tommy," said liis father,
roll were disobed.ent antl upset tlie
b*pper paster, and T real'.-.* ought to
alio the punishment lit tlio crii"a
.- putting somo pepper on your
mgue."
Tommy looked  up in a flash  and
ul
"Should I bo punished the same
ay, dad, If 1 uisel the sugar bowl.'
Stive!* by Lightning
Neatly describes tlio celerity af
Putnnnt'B Painless Corn ami Wait I3x-
tract ni-. Removes a wart, takes off a
callous, rools out a corn without
pain, In twei ty-four hours.. When
you use Putnam's Painless Corn and
Wart Extractor, thero is no scar, uo
burn, no loss uf lime. Satisfaction
guaranteed with every 26c bottle of
Putnam's Painless Corn and Wart Ex-
A school teacher complained to Iho
principal llie othor day that one of
Ihe big boys was flirting outrageously
with the music teacher, wlin camo in
once a day. The principal spoke severely to the class and ended by saying
that out of consideration for llie feel-
ings of the culprit lie would not name
him in public. At the close of llie
session, however, ho was to come to
the principal's office for an interview.
Yes, you guessed '.''. All the boys in
llie class showed up,
Minard's Liniment P.elieves Neuralgia-	
An It ish farmer went into an ironmonger's shop to buy a scythe. After
serving him, the shopmen asked him
if he would Hlso to buy a bicycle.
"Whnt is that." queried the lrls'i-
llKI'l.
'it's a machine to ride about the
low 11 on."
"And. shui'o, what might llie prloo
of II  be?"
"fifteen pounds."
"IM rather ee fifteen pounds in n
cow."
"But wliat a fool yon would look
riding round the town on the back of a
c .w."
"Shure, now," replied the Irishman,
' not half such a fool as I'd look trying
t'i milk a bicycle!"—Pearson's.
NEW STRENGTH
IN THE SPRING
Nalu'e Needs Aid in Making New Health
Giving Blood
In the spring the system needs a
tonic. To bo healthy you must have
new blood just as thc trees must
havo new sap to renew their vitality. Nature demands it, and without j
tills new blood you will feel weak:
and languid. Vou may have twinges
of rheumatism or tho sharp, stab-
bins pains of neurlagia. Often there
are disfiguring pimples or eruptions
on the skin- In other case, there is
merely a feeling of tiredness and a
variable appetite. Any of these are
signs that the blood is out of order
—that thc Indoor life o£ winter has
lessoned your vitality. What you
need in spring is a tonic medicine to
put you right, and in all thn world
of medicine them is no tonic can
0 ml Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. These
pills actually make new, rich, red
blood--.vour greatest need in spring.
This new blood drives out the seeds
ot disease and r akes easily tired
men, women and children bright, active and strong. Mrs. Cloo. Burns,
Albany, P.E.I., writes: "1 waa terribly run down and so weal; that 1
could baidly drag myself around. I
was so nervous that I was afraid to
walk across the floor for fear 1 would
fall. Our family doctor treated me
' in without success and finally I began taking Dr, Williams' Pink Pills.
Gradually they brought me back lo
good health ...' now I am as well
as over I was and have every confidence in recommending these Pills to
other sufferers."
These Pills are sold by all medicine dealers or can be had by mail
at 60 cents n box or six boxes for
ti.."iU from The Dr, Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Out.
Consenting Silence
'Do you believe lhat silence she*
consent, Dubbley?" asked C.osliu;-.
"Why—yes, The old saying says
so.    Why'-'" sah; Dubbley.
"Then you may congratulate me on
my engagement to Miss .Moneybags. I j
wrote to hor asking lier to marry mc
six months ago, and I haven", beard
a word from '.   r since."
Lore of the  Sea
Some remarkable advice to seafr-
era is given in r.n old Portuguese
book, published for the guidance of
mariners. Amongst other thing* it
deals with tlie rights of captains to
assault sailors, and the methods In
Which the attacks are to be legal'}'
met.
The sailor is advised to hear calmly
any verbal abuse that au irate skipper
may hurl at hlni, but if words Passed
to lilows ho was to run away into tlie
bows and firmly take his stand .beside tho anchor chain.
Should an infuriated master, armed with a belaying pin or otber legal
weapon, chase him to ills stronghold,
the mariner was to slip around to the
further side of the chain. Should no
sti'.l be pursued, ho was to call his
messmates to witness that the master had broken the rules by circumventing ihe chain.
Then, at hist, he was to defend
himself—and let us hopo ho would do
it well. Otlier lilth matters of discipline are set out, ami they show a no-
ido effort to make tlio punishment tit
the crime.
The ship's clerk a privileged person who acted as bookkeeper, purst r
and cargo-master, was liable to jo
branded in the forehead, to lose 1 is
right hand, and to forfeit all his properly ir he made a wrong entry in tbe
ship's boo!;, or connived at such an
entry.
A seaman who fell asleep on his
watch was only put on a diet of bread
and water, unless the offence was
committed in hostile waters. In that
caso be mils, be stripped naked, flogged by his messmates and ducked
thrice In the sea.
if he were an officer, however, ho
would ouly lose all food except his
bread, and have a pail of water flung
ver him from 11.c head tlo .vnwar Is.
Efficiency was llie topic that was
being discussed at a gabfest in 11
\ nshiiigton club tho other niglit,
when Congi'eisninn John a. Hotlier-
mcl, of Heading, was reminded of tlie
declaration of an esteemed party
named James.
The afores; id James attended a circus some time since, where oue of the
big tenures ot tlie show was a beautiful lion lamer. Entering tlio ring,
followed by the lion, the fair charmer placed a lump of sugar between
her pretty lips, which tho Hon took
from ber with Ids teeth. Instantly
James sat upright and began to tako
notice.
"Great stur.t, all right," be loudly
shouted to M.o performer, "but I can
do it, too!"
"Of course." scornfully replied the
girl, who didn't appreciate having her
aet, minimized, "hut d; you really
think you can?"
".Most assuredly," was the prompt
rejoiner nt James, "just as well as
the lion."
Horse Sale Distemper
Tou know that wliat you sell or buy through the salea tut
about one chance in fifty to cscapa SALE STABLE DIS>
TEMPER. "SPOKN'S" la your true protection, your tmlf
safeguard, for ns cure na you treat all your horaes v.itta ft
you will soon bo rid of the disease. It acta na a sure preventive, no matter how. they ar* "exposed." At all rooi
druggists.
SPOHN  MEDICAL CO.,
Chemists  and   Bacteriologist*,   Goshen,   Ind.,   U.S.A.
EDDY'S FIBREWARE
Tubs and Pails retain the heat
of the water much longer than
the wooden or galvanized iron
tubs, are cheaper than the latter
and   will   not   rust   the  clothes
ths  family   remedy   for  Coufdia  and   Coldr, I
-.mall   (lone.    Sir.ali bottle.    Beat Binee  1370. I
A Master of Good English
If llr. Wiison never did anything
else than set the standard for torso j
logical uitera.icos on public affairs in
the strong.io!d ot blithering "eloquence' lie would have deserved well
of —o American people—Montreal
Star.
Rather Nasty
"Today makes twenty-five years
since you and 1 have worked together, Tims," aaid Old Niggard, tho man
ul'acturcr. "And 1 have dono well—
very well."
"Ves, boss," answered Tims, thinking ot his miserable thirty bob u
week.
"Now, here is a little present that
will please the wife and kiddies," said
O.N., pressing a largo blue envelope
on his nhl workman.
"I'm  sine,  boss,  it's  very  good—"
"Tut-tut: Don't mention il! Just
cut along home, and not another
word!"
With visit ,s uf banknotes, crisp
antl cracklv, Tims raced home with
the gift, nnd, amidst great excitement,
opened if in tlie presence of his numerous family. To his amazement, out
fell a portrait of his old guv'nor.
"Well, Tins," said O.N. genially,
next morning, "liow did you like my
little gift?"
"Oh," said Tims laconically, "it's
just liko yer!"
What about your wife and children ? Will they
dress well afler you are gone ? Will your children
be educated?   Have a talk to-day wilh an agent of
THE EXCELSiOR LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
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The  Easiest Way
Joo—What Is the easiest way to
drive a nail without smashing my
lingers'.'
Josephine—Hold the hammer in
both bands,—Ohio Sun Dial.
A   corporal   In  an   Irish    regiment
when on  n  march in India went to
the quartermaster to borrow a camel I
to carry a spare tent. The quartermaster refused.
"1 have only tho cart, and this spare
camel 1 am keeping for a case of
emergency.".,
"Well," said lac corporal, "can't
you put the rase of euicrgeticy on
the cart and let me have tlie camel?"
A leacher trying to impress on her
child ion the rigid ness of kindness toward all animals, took them for a
walk lo bring llie lesson home lo
tin in.
Hearing a screnm frnm little Johnny, she added: "What's tbe matter,
Johnny?"
"Ivc been stung by a hornet," was
tlio tearful response, "and I'm afraid
Ive hurt tho pour thing."
"Whal is llie evil of divorce and remarriage?"
"The trouble of breaking in u new
inotleriu-law."
i ully
"Hero, v.aiter!" said the rude man
in   the  cafe,  "tell  the  orchestra   lo
pluy 'Carmen' while 1 eat this beet-
steak."
"Yes, sir.    Might  1  inquire why?"
"I want to hen'' Ihe Toreador song.
I feel like a bull-lighter,"
Teacher—Tommy, car. you spell
tur?
Tommy—Yes, ma'am.   F-n-r.
Teacher—That's right. Now. Johnny, can you tell me what fur Is?
johnny—es, ma'am. Fur is an
awful long distance to go.
The wrong man iu tiie parlor scene
may lose Bight of Iho girl's mother,
but it doesn't follow that sho.has lost
sight of him—if there's a convenient
keyhole.
Kale, aged six, had boon attending
school only a few days. She had
b arned at least one lesson—to raise
her ham! if she wanted anything. One
day sho was sent to the chicken
house to get the eggs. ,'.s she reached ihe chicken bouse door her mother heard ber say:
"All you chickens that have laid an
egg raise vour hands."—Tho Delineator
A bit: of this and a taste of that, all day
tong, dulls las appetite aad weakens ths
digestion,
Rector; your stomach lo healthy vigor
fcy taking a Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablet
sifter each meal—indent out lbs'piecing1.
i
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets
are Iho beat frloads (or sullerers Irom
Indigestion and dyspepsia. 50c. a Box
at your Druggist's, Mads by lh»
National Drug and Chemical Co. ej
Canada, Limited.
Ul
Tom's Favorite Diet
Dear old Uncle Podger was standing bis nephew, Turn, a din ior and a
seat at tlie pantonine to celebrate
the last nigh! ot tho young hopeful's
holidays.
Tom had made the most of his opportunities, had struggled through the
dinner to tbo bluer ond and had arrived at a aliile in which the only
tiling left hlm was to envy tho camel
with bis double outfit of storage
room.
The waller brought tlie bill, which
his uncle paid with a ten-pound note.
Tom missed this part of tha performance, and only woke up ns tho waiter
returned with a plateful of sovereigns
and half-crowns.
Tom was galvanized into life:
"k'nc.lc." ho gasped, "I iskould like
a plate ot lhat ail well!"
Canadian Bank Earnings
It is estimated that in 191:: Canadian banks earned only C.37 per
cent, ot tho capital invested. This is
a smaller margin ot profit than shown
hv National banks in the United
Sates. Out. of net profits Canadian
banks distributed only 04 per cent, in
dividends, as compared with 74 per
cent, distributed to shareholders by
American institutions. The comparison is all in favor of Canadian bauks.
History Professor—TI\o Americans
are tlie reformers of tho world. Now,
can you even mention, my dear sir,
an Englishman who endeavored to
raise legislation to a higher plane?
Student—Yes, sir; Guy Fawkes.—
Harvard Lar..*oon.
FARMERS
Can ilwaya m»K« «ur« of netting the hlchest prlcei for WHBAT, OATJ,
EARLEV and FLAX, Ly shipping their car 10:3 to FOR', WILLIAM ANO
PORT ARTHUR and having them sold 01. commission by
THOMPSON, SONS AND COMPANY
THE  WELL-KNOWN   FARMERS'  AGENTS
ADDRESS   700*703   Y„   GRAIN   EXCHANGE,   WINNIPEO	
bus-
Expensive
'How much does it cost j
band to run his automobile?'
"Well," replied Mrs. Chuggins, "the
language 1 hoard him use leads me to
fear that It is going to cost him Ills
eternal salvation."
•• Au Irishman who had come to Now
York was met at Ellis Island by bis!
brother Mike. The latter undertook
to show Pat the sights ot the big
city, pointing out tlie City Hall, Trinity church, and the (all buildings. I
At length tbey camo to Chinatown. |
I'olntinp to a Chinese laundry,
.Mike exclaimed "Look at that sign.:
Pal! Sure, au' yo never saw the like;
of that in Ireland! fan you read it?"
".No," replied Pal; "but, begorra. if
I lmd me flute here 1 could play it."
Arkansas  Militia
Colonel—How many men did you
drill today?
Drlllmaster (of awkward squad)—
Oal* out. I'll'
Colonel—Whore is be?
Drillinaster- -1 sent him to the
guard-house.
Colonel-What for?
Drlllmaster—lie refused to form a
hollow square.
hi,-til Sliver Cream
ts a scientific preparation specially
adapted for clean-
luff al! kinds of
SILVER tt GOLD
TLATE, Mtr.ROItS.
CUT UI.ASS or
WINDOWS. It Is
a purely vegetable
compound and tloes
net contain any Injurious substances.
Any article'polished with lDBAf.
will acquire a beautiful lustre that will
nut  tarnish.
For ralo    by   all
Dealers.
, Correctl
Tesslo Footlights—.Men are just
like bells, anyway.
Cattlo Calcium—Yes; you've always got to pull their legs to get tlie
rings out of them.
Minard's   Liniment Cures  Dandruff,
Miss Catt—Sir has a novel complexion.
Miss Kipp—Yes; but the novelty
is apt to wear off.
The  Surest Way |
"My life is made a burden by bill I
collectors." j
"I've discovered a way of gctiin;
rid of 'em that never fails."
"For heaven's sake, put me wise."
"I pay 'em, my boy."
Worth Two In the Bush
"It's a shame lo uso such 11 quantity  of ospreys  ou  tho  hats.  Those
beautiful birds will soon he extinct at
this rate."
"Oh, do you think so, my dear?
Then you must certainly buy me
some quick."—Fliegendo Blatter.
"That's a terrible rough you've got.
Murphy.
" 'Tis sor; but begcrra"—with A
glance at the churchyard—"had ns it
Ir, there's thousands lying over tli*
wall there would be glad of lt."
Rosemary*—Isn't it wonderful bow
prolille some of tlio old novelists v.-ortt
when it is taken into consideration
thai they bad to do all Iheir com;iosl-
lion with pen and ink?"
Thornton—"Yes; 1 shudder t»
think of what they might have turne.1
cut if they could have bad the at
vantages of typewriters.
CATARRHAL FOREHEAD PAINS GO QUICK!
SNIFFLING, CLOGGED NOSTRILS CURED
Not a Sign of Cold, Catarrh, or Throat
Trouble Will Remain!
Quick relief for tbat headache-
Just one breath through Catarrhozone
Inhaler and you feel better.
Tho soothing, plney vapor of Catarrhozone clears the head Instantly;
its healing balsamic fumes take the
sting out of tlie nos., stop sniffles,
caso tho throat, euro tho cough and
destroy all the vileness of catarrh.
No otlier remedy treats Catarrh so
directly, so quickly; every breath you
draw through the Inhaler carries a
marvelous lot ot healing virtue—carries deatli to tho germs that cause
the trouble.
You can't keep Catarrh—nor can
you hang to a cold, or bave any chest
I a throat trouble If you use Catarrh*
zone.   It is guaranteed to make yo«
well.
"My head used to fairly split with
an awful pain over tho eyes.
"It was always worst when ay
catarrh was bad. I had the meanest
sores antl crusts inside tho nose, aaA
continually coughed, both day antl
night. Tlie first day's us'- of Catarrh.
ozone made a grand improvement,
Every hour 1 felt hotter. Catarrh,
ozone cured me perfectly." , •
O. P- D1NGMAN, !j
Cordova, Ont    !
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without being satisfied. It your cast
is curable, Catarrhoz mo will do tht
work, lt Is guaranteed—get the co»
pleto dollar outfit. Small size 60*
Sample trial slz: 25c. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C
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DEATH OF I
FAMOUS^ INVENTOR
•EORGE     WESTINGHOUSE    WAS
ONE OF THE GREATEST INVENTORS OF MODERN
TIMES
Wit   the    Man   Who Rev:lut!onlzed
Modern  Methods of Transportation
—Also Designed thi Air Brake, His
Famous Invention Proving a Huge
Success,
George Westinghouse, who died re-
MDtly in New York, aged 68, was
erne ot tho greatest Inventors of mod-
<«» times , known all through the
world ns the Inventor of the Westing-
house air brake and many other devices nnd appliances which havo
stunplctely revolutionized modern
■ethods of transportation, was born
tt Central Bridge, Schoharlo county,
llew Vork, on October C, 1816, the
•ou of Geo; go and timeline Voider
Westinghouse. ' Hia father's ancestors camo from Germany and settled
to Massachusetts and Vermont beforo
toe 1 evolution. On his mother's side
ha came from Dutch-English stock.
Tho father of George Wcstinghouso
Was a mechanical engineer and an
toventor of various mechanical appliances, ln 1856 he removed to
fchenectady, N.Y., where be established tho Schenectady Agricultural
Works. Young Georgo received his
tarly education In the public schools
•f Central Bridge and Schenectady
and seemed to have inherited from
his father not only love for mechanical science, but also inventive ability.
He spent a great deal of his time in
tls father's factory and became thoroughly familiar with machinery and
toe mcchnnical principles upon which
Ihey were based. He was only fifteen
years old when he made his first Intention, a rotary engine, which he afterwards perfected.
As a young man ho became Interested In military matters and he be-
tamo a member of tho Twelfth Regiment of the New York National
Guard. When the Civil War began he
•nllstetl and served In the Sixteenth
Hew York Cavalry from June 1863 un
' Ul November, 1864, when ho became
cn assistant engineer. in the navy,
•ening on tho Muscota and later in
toe Potomac licet. After tho close of
the war ho returned to Solienectady
and entered Union College for a classical courso.
Immediately after his return from
the war young Westinghouse took up
his mechanical work and studies and
in tlie samo year invented a device
for placing derailed railroad cars
npon tho track. Ho remained in college only to his Sophomore year and
devoted himself entirely to bis work
In tho machine shop. He was only
twenty years of age when he invented the air brake. Going to Troy ono
slay, n delay, caused by a collision
between two freight trains..suggested
to Mr. Wostlngliouse tlio idea that a
hrako under tho control of tho engineer might have prevented the accident.
In his first experiments, he attempted to uso steam for working the
brakes, but the plan was not feasible, as experience allowed. An article on the employment of compressed air iu drilling tlie Mont Cenis tun-
Bel suggested to Westinghouse to try
compressed air Instead of steam In
evolving the Westinghouse air brake
hi its original form. Tho first patent
en ids invention wns issued April 13,
1869, and ln the following year tho
Westinghouse Air Brake Company
was organized. Tbo Inventor found
tt very difficult nt first to Introduce
his Invention. The railroads had little confidence ln the possibility ot
•topping a train with "wind." Wcstinghouso among otlier railroad mng-
nates approached Commodoro Van
derbllt, but the latter broke off the
Interview by saying "I have no timo
to waste with fools."
Young Wostlnghcuse did not lose
his courage, however, and at last
succeeded In obtaining the consent
of tbo superintendent of the Steuben*
tlllo division of tbo Panhandlo railroad to test tho air brake on a train
of cars. Tho trial took place In October, 1868, and proved a brilliant
success. In fact, the air brakes
proved the means of preventing a
ierious collision during the test. After that Mr. Wcstinghouso hnd no dlf-
Bculty ln obtaining hearings from
railroad officials, and in a fow years
his nir brake was introduced by tho
railroads throughout the country.
Mr. Wcstinghouso continued to improve his brake, nnd also made otlier
Inventions in railway signals, steam
Bnd gas engines, steam turbines, and
electrical machinery. Ho was the
pioneer In Introducing alternating
current machinery in America, which
made possible the electrical transmission of water power. Ho established largo works in the United
States, England, Franco and Germany
for the manufacture of air brakes and
electrical machinery, and became the
head of corporations representing a
capitalization of more than $100,000,-
tOO and giving employment to more
than 25,000 men. In recognition of
his eminent services to sclenco and
Industries, foreign governments conferred decorations upon him, scientific societies made him honorary member, and Union College conferred upon him the honorary degree of Ph.D.
In August, 1867, he married Marguerite Ersklne Walker ir. Brooklyn, who
lurvives him, together with their only
•on, George Wcstinghouso, jr.
Paris Police Begin System of Reform
Tho Paris police havo begun the
Introduction of a system of moral
reform ln the pdblic resorts of the
city. Cclestln Hennion, the perfect
ef police, summoned the proprietors
ot all the music and dance halls antl
concert cafes to tho prefecture, where
he Informed them that exhibitions of
sndraped performers would In future
Dot bo tolerated. It Is understood
lhat this regulation will not apply to
theatres, on tho ground that what
otherwise might be regarded as .a*
decency is counteracted by the art*
title value of th.. production
MAY   REPI OIATE   MARRIAGES
Warning Issued to Christian Women
Who Wed Hindus cr
Mohammedans
The state department has Issued
public notice through the Canada Gazette and through despatches to the
various provincial governments that
marriages between women of British
nationality, irofcssing the Christian
religion, and Moslems. Hindus and
otber personf belonging to countries
whero polygamy or concubinage la
legal, should not te allowed unless
theso woman are first warned that
such marriages max be repudiated by
the husbands It tbey return to the
country of their birth. -The influx ot
Hindus ln British Columbia with the
exclusion of their womankind, lends
point to tlu warning.
The notice Is given through the repetition of a circular received from
the colonial office. This circular
states that while the registrar of marriages has no power, according to
British laws, to Fervent such mixed
marriages, ere should be taken to
make tho position clear to every woman contemplating such union. It Is
pointed out that while the marriago
would be valid as lon;; as tbe husband
remained ln Canada it would not necessarily bo valid If he returned to
India or to his own Mohammedan
country. Under the "personal" la-,
tho Hindu may, if he desires, take
other wives In addition to the flrst
without consulting his Christian wife
in any way. Tlie forms observed at a
marriage under British law are not
necessarily recognized by Mohnra ie-
dan law as giving any legal relationship and afford no protection to his
wifo In a country where Mohammedan law is observed. Where a marriage relationship is constituted
which tho Mohammedan law will recognize a Mohammedan husband may
divorce his wifo at will without any
legal formality beyond that of rcpud-
atlug her.
OWNERSHIP OF SPITZSERGEN
Scheme for International Control 'o
Be Settled  in   ium
Delegates from England, France,
Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden,
llUBSia and Norway will meet Juno 17
next to decide tho status ot Spitz-
bergen, those Arctic Islands famous for
the point of departure for many Arctic expeditions.
The congress is due to an invitation
of the Norwegian government made
five years ago. Tho powers which
Will be represented at Christianla
next June are those which in the first
instance signified their willingness to
accept the Norwegian invitation.
American participation is justified on
Ilio ground of tl.c Important coal mining interests in American hands.
There are also four British companies engaged in the coal industry,
which is tho chief mineral exploited.
Tho Germans possess an excellent
meteorological and wireless telegraph station.
The problem of policing the Islands
has long been a pressing one, and
this question lias naturally formed
the chief concern of tho three Northern Powers, Norway, Sweden nnd
Russia, who, by virtue of their special interests, have agreed lo submit
to the general conference a draft convention bnsetl upon a memorandum
by tlio Norwegian government. By
this agreement—if tlie original text
is confirmed nt tlie preliminary meeting on June 4—Spitzbergen is to be
declared neutral territory open to all
nations and under international control. The administration is to be in
tho hands ot a commission composed
of ono representative for each c' the
threo powers. The cost of administration is to bo covered by land
taxes and other taxes, which, however, aro to bo subject to tho assent
of ail tho signatory powers. Any deficit is to be charged to al. tho powers. It Is proposed that the convention shall be renewable every eighteen years.
WHITE WOLF RAVAGES
Notorious Chinese Outlaw Rutnlcss-
ly Murdering and Pllaging
Outrages by brigands In Central
China ore assuming alarming proportions. Several bttnds associated with
tlio noted outlaw, White Wolf, are
ravaging various sections of the country, ruthlessly murdering nnd robbing
tbe people and burning their property.
The latest exploit of the bandits
was tho massacre of 300 townsfolk
who were resisting their entrance into an important market town close
to Slang Yang Fu, province of Hu
Pen. Seven-tenths of tho town was
burnt and tho population ruined financially. On tlio occasion ot tho recent sacking of Ti an Tzo, provlnco
of llonan, the local troops made no
effort to resist tho brigands, Tho
troops were eomnnndocl by a general,
fonierly a noted brigand chief, who
was given his army appointment during tho recent revolution.
Tho measure of tlie government to
deal with tho situation aro totally Inadequate ond there is every prospect
of tho development of brigandage unless it is speedily controlled.
HAS  TALKED  1,000,600  YEARS
Man Had Power of Speech In Pliocene Times, Scientists Say
The remarkable conclusion haa been
arrived at by putting two :.nd two together in high expert pronouncements
that man hat* the power of speech a
million ycarB ago.
This important point arises out ot
the address delivered before the Dublin Royal Society by Prof. Arthur
Keith on the ancient Piltdown akull
known as tho tioantbropos Dawson.
If it bo granted .hat Prof. Keith is
right fa fixing tho date of Iho Eaon-
thropos as a Pliocene, and that Prof.
Elliott Smith, wbo also examined the
discovery, is right ln Interpreting the
features ot tho brain as Indicative of
speech, the remarkable revelation Is
made tbat mankind In tho Plolcene
period, a million years ago, or even
more, had the power of forming and
communicating    Ideas    by means of
stpsw-rh
TO  BETTER  CONDITIONS
Late  Jos.   Fels'  Fortune to  be   Devoted to Charitable and Sociological Activities
Excepting $50,000 devised to a
friend, Walter Coates of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, who was
his private secretary, the widow of
Joseph Fels, millionaire manufacturer and economist, becomes possessed
of her husband's vast estate to carry
on the charitable and sociological activities of her h-sband.
The document appointed Mrs. Fels'
.aurice and L'amuel Fels, brothers,
and Mr. Coates, to be executors.
Walter Coates has already declared
that Mrs. Pels it) oreuaring a list of
movements, settlements and enterprises of he.- husband, which will he
maintained and extended by her, as
his successor. Mrs. Fels, for many
years was her husband's intimate
counsellor and co-worker, ln his varied activities.
OI these plans, Mr. Coates says:
"Though ths partnership between
husband and wife has been dissolved
by death, the business In which they
shared interest, that of bettering the
condition ot humanity, will be foremost ln the mind of the surviving
widow."
The vacant lot movement hero and
abroad will continue to enlist the philanthropist's widow.
Mr. Coates declared the experiment
ln farm labor colonics, established
with Mr. Fels,' nssltance In England,
where able bodied paupers are being
put to work to earn their living by
cultivating the ground, will be among
tho movements most sure to retain
the support of tho Fels fortune.
Those families w-ho aro living on
the small holdings which Mr. Fels'
practical experiments In colonisation
made possible, need not fear for their
hemes. The fruit growers nt Pcr-
shore, in Worcestershire, England,
tho colonies of ciftsincn he established and the model villages he
helped, will not bo disbanded because
of lack of sustaining and encouraging
interest.
It is estimated that Mr. Fels ga^e
away more than $250,000 every year
toward the single tax propaganda. Ho
contributed $25,000 a yoar to tho Jos.
Fels' fund it America, gave $25,000
annually ln Great Britain in bis various colonics antl spent $5,000 each
in Denver and Canada.
SHED   LIGHT  ON   HISTORY
Sir John A. Macdonald'o Papers and
Letters Are Placed in
Archives
A. remarkable collection of documents and letters bearing upon the
political history of Canada and regarded as one of the most valuable
ever handed over to the archives of
Canada, has .iuet been presented to
that institution by Sir Joseph Pope.
It comprised all of tho correspondence and papers of Sir John A. Macdonald and covers the wbolo ot tho
great premier's life from boyhood almost to the day of his death. The
papers  number  nearly  100,000.
On the death of Sir John a stipulation was made that these documents
should be withheld from public uso
tor a stated period, and.they have remained in tbe custody of Ills former
secretary and biographer, Sir Joseph
Pope. This restriction lias now been
removed, except with reBpect to certain papers bearing upon questions
still beforo the country and relating
to persons who are still living.
All the papers have been well preserved aud aro invaluable in their
bearing upon tlio political history of
tho country covering as tliey do in
closest detail the period from 1807 to
1892. They aro now being bound for
transfer, to the archives, where they
will shortly be available for public inspection. Tbey shed new light on
some of tho events of Canada's history.
A  GERMAN  WAR  PHOPHET
Scheuermann Says No More Strife In
Western  Europe
Philip Scheldormann, first vice-president of tho German Reichstag and
a distinguished leader of Iho Social-
Democratic party of Germany, visiting St. Louis, nssurcd tbo Post-Dispatch there will never bo another war
in Western Europe. Tbe worklngmen
of Germany, Franco anc. Great Britain, he said, aro organized, as Socialists, in opposition to war, and arc
resolved not to fight each otlier at
the command of their rulers.
Thia prophecy, if perhaps premature, la encouraging. Tho heaviest
burden borne by the workers of Europe fa the cost of military armaments.
The fear of war dictate ever-increasing expenditures to prepare for It.
The wldaaing scope of freo public
education a-tl the rise of a free press
haa armed tbo workers with the
facta. Even tho great mass of Germany and France nro schools educating the rank and file to detest militarism. The Socialist may never realize their dream of com u , ownership of all the sources of wealth; but
It their propaganda will abolish, or
even ln iarge decree abate, tlie cost
of militarism, lt will have conferred
an enormous benefit upon mankind.
A Country of Young People
Census Bulletin XVIII., just Issued,
deals with the Ages of tho People,
.u.ii contains six tables in a pamphlet
of 34 pages. The tables show that
the largest proportions of young m
nd women are found In the western
provinces. Thus whilst thj proportion per 1,000 of tho population between the ages of 20-44 for all Canada la 385, the figures for British
Colombia are 633, for Alberta 458, for
nakatohewao 451 and for Manitoba
417. The proportion decreases eastward until ln Prince Edward Island
It Is 111.   That Canada "is pfc-cmiri-
•it'v a country of young people Is
evidenced by tb fnct lhat 813 per
sons in every 1,000 of known age arc
under 46. In this resu'i the large
annual immigration Is t. c controlling
factor.
GROWTH OF IKE
mm urea
F.ESIDENT OF THE NORTH TELLS
WONDERFUL  TALE  OF THE
RESOURCES OF THE NEW
DISTRICT
H. Haskins Says the Development of
the Peace River Country Within the
Short Space of Three or Four Years
Has  Been  Enormous  and  Civilization Is Pushing Northward.
H.  Haskina,  who  visited Victoria,
B.C., recently from Pouce Coupee, in
the Peace river country, gave an account of that district which Is full of
Interest.    On his way out to Edson
recently, he met 400 settlers' teams will be under iho auspio
going in.   Hundreds moro will be go-. isi* War office, but tbo cos', is beln
ing in weekly by other routes, via guaranteed privately.
WANT BRITISH  PICTURES
Lack  of   British   Films  in  Canadian
Movie Shows In Cause of Much
Complaint
Several correspondents, writing
from Canada to tbe Daily Mail, complain of the lack of patriotic energy
on the part of tho British film producers, which allows iho Dominion to
bo flooded with moving pictures o!
American subjects.
One correspondent expresses tbe
hopo that the British army film which
shows completely tho life of Tommy
Atkins will also be exhibited In t'-s
Dominion. He concluded his letter by
djclarlng that this would certainly
cause a more martial spirit in Canada
as well as a strong Imperial link.
Your correspondent is informed today tbat tbo army film will shortly
be sent on a tour across Canada, anil
will also visit Australia.    This tour
tlie Brit*
Lesser Slave lake, and even by Pino
Pass from Fort Georgo.
Mr. Hasklcs himself has establlf a-
ed a store at Dawson Creek, on the
Pouce Coupee river, which runs into
the Peace just to tho east ot the dividing line between B. C. and
Alberta. He Is ln tho big block surveyed and held by the Dominion government for settlers, which is being
settled up rapidly. The country on
both sides of the Pouce Coupee river
is prairie to the extent ot some "00,-
0,00 acres, and is already a name to
conjure with among the intending immigrants from tlie Edmonton side.
The climate of this country seems
to be delightful, both in summer and
winter, and somo idea of the short duration of snow will be gained from
the fact that the snow was beginning
to melt from tbo trail out even on
March 1. This year tbe snow did not
begin to lie ntil the middle of January. In the cumuer, tho big brown
mcsqulto is thick on human skin and
animal hide for about a month, and
following him como3 the-senson of
tho no-soe-ums, but it is by no means
general to wear mosquito bar in the
Pouce Coupee.
Agricultural We Ith
Grain and many varieties of vege*
tables grow in the utmost profusion,
said Mr. Haskins, and there is an excellent market for everything that
can be grown. Last season, Mr.
Tromley, a settler, who has been ou
Dawson creek or tho last ' eleven
years, grow fifteen tons of potatoes,
and then Mr. Haskins had to bring
liis supply from lower down the
Peace, at Dunvogan. Barley, oats,
onions, wheat, turnips—to mention a
few things—all do exceedingly well,
and large quantities of cereals wero
grown in the Peace district last season.
Tlio development of this new country within the short space of throe
or four years has been enormous, and
tho settlor who goes in now is by ho
means leaving civilization behind
him. At Grande Prairie and Saskatoon lako are a branch of the Banl;
of Commerce, a Hour mill, sawmills
and threo stores, and another sawmill is to be established by Mr. Tromley on  Dawson  creek.
Another town which Mr. Haskins
says is going ahead is that of Peace
river crossing, where ranches within
oue mile of the river ar* selling for
large sums, and who,e a fine hotel
has been put up.
Transportation Facilities
Threo railway companies with four
lines aro racing each other Into tbo
very heart of this country. Tlie Dun-
vegan and Edmonton line now runs
trains to tlie cast cud of the Lesser
Slavo Lake, nud is surveyed to the
Regarding tho flood of American
films in Canada crowding the market
from Uritish films, several London
purchasers explained that they originally sold the entire rights to New-
York exchanges, and that these tights
Included Canada, but now tho Dominion bas bectnio such a lurgo field
that nono of these contracts aro being
renewed without a revision which retains for tho British company alone
tho right to exhibit in Canada.
Several London producln companies havo lately been preparlug special
films for the Dominion. Ono of these
was on tho plain... of Abraham and
around Quebec. It Is described as
un accurate historic account of tho
British conquest of Canada.
Several others which have been
taken in the Rocky IMoutains with
an English company will bo released
in about a month.
"Even apart from patriotic motives,
we look upon Canada as a lucrative field, and another year should
seo a score of English producers with
Canadian agencies," declared one of
tho leading British directors whoso
name is a big one in the moving pic
lure world.
Famous Winters In Paris
In Paris, tlie comparatively cold
weather with which Europe has been
favored during the past winter has
led to much writing on tho subject
of famous winters. Tho fifteenth century might justly be called tbo cold
century, says the Petit Journal.
"in H08 tho registrars of the parliament of Paris reported that it was
impossible to issue any of its resolutions, because tbo ink froze In tin
ink bottles of the clerks; every three
words they had to thaw their pens,
and this witli a liro rdarinj in their
room. Every river in Franco wasl
frozen and not a mill could work,
Twclvo years later, lu 1420, there was
a repetition of this winter. Foodstuffs gave out and poc: people died
by  tens of thousands.
"In 1422 in less than three days the
wine and tlia vinegar froze in tlio
collars; cocks and hens bad tlieir
combs frozen; the streets wero full of
peoplo who danced, jumped, wrestled
and ran races, anything lo keep off
frostbite.
"In 1430 lt froze for or; than two
and a half months and the snow fell
for 40 days without stopping. All tho
birds hidden ln the trunks of trees
died.
"In 'the year of the great winter,'
as 1603 was called, hundreds of persons died from cold; everything wns
frozen hard, even the bread served at
the table of Henry IV. lu 1709 all
the wheat was destroyed ami a new
sowing had to be made In the spring.
TELLS OF
ORES
ESKKO
_„pi _  Buffon relates that no bread was to
Big'smoky'rivei, where it wilt sendaI j-"- •"*<-> even u,ma. de Maintenou had
branch down to Peace River crossing to,?° *'»» ' .,' ,
and another to Grande Prairie andl -" i"0 sentinels were found froz-
Dunvegan. The Canadian Northern! pn to death outside Versailles, and
Plans another line along the north I""- '!ln,K •"'' a sto*- ,0 "••» service,
shore of Lesser Slave Lake, and has  '"  p**r'3 *-ri-'lt.bonfires  were lit in
r -.shed up from the south to the McLeod river on its way to Grand Prairie, Pouce Coupee antl beyond. Its
surveys havo been extended to Swan
Lake, and must run, Mr. Haskins says
up Dawson creek. From the west, the
Pacific Great Eastern is surveyed to
the east from Pine Pns3. All these
railways will bo inlo this country
three years from now, and its residents believe that hugo fortunes
await the man who goes in at once.
Settlers are already proving up on
some homesteads and coming out.
These men are ready to sell team.-,
machinery and so on, though, of
course, tie prico in there is not
cheap.
A  Great  Future
Mr. Haskins believes the country
will have a great future in its stock,
(specially in pigs fattened on the pea-
vine which grows so thick It is hard
lo forco a way through lt when on
foot.
Prairie chickens and rabbits
abound everywhere. Bears and moose;
aro numerous, and rood trapping is
done there in the winter. Coyotes j
run but ncvar seem to do any harm, i
possibly owing to the plcntlfulness of;
tlie rabbit
Canada seems to be fully alive to
the possibilities of this, her newest!
the streets. Bolls wore shivered into pieces as they rang; clocks stopped and In tbo cellars wine turned
into ice. Hares and partridges camo
into the towns and hid themselves In
tiie nooks and corners of houses,
where they were subsequently found
as stiff as a board and quito inedible."
RESOURCES OF  SASKATCHEWAN
Parisian  Publication to Bring  Understanding of Conditicns in
the West
Under the title of "La Saskatchewan, L'ssal de Monographic Provincials Canadiennc," a volumo of more
than 100 pages, Illustrated with maps
and reproductions of photographs of
Saskatchewan scenes, has hern published in Paris, France, ty Louis Gilbert, for tho purpose of bringing lo
tho French people accurate knowledge of conditions la Saskatchewan.
Tlio book has been publh-hoj at the
ofllccs of "La Canadiennc." a periodical which 13 devoted to.the enlightenment of the French public upon
Canadian affairs.
Information relative to the agricultural resources of Saskatchewan, to
Ihe wealth of the northern portion of
tlio province ln lumber, Is contained
in the volume, and all reliable recent
Every phase of tbo bus!
Lobsters are now caught with ..
snag consisting of a circle of hooks
hanglnf nnder a piece of bait.
country.    Largo stockmen from    the
prairies wero up looking over miles! statistics.
of country last summer.   Lumbermen, nes* <\ni ,B,?c1^ "" 0'ln? province
have their eyes upon the fine timber Iis dca!' wlth' |he handbook contains
belts of tho head of the Little Smoky; a ,""n'bc*'1 °' 7lcWs of Saskatoon and
river  and other  localities,  and  Mr. I "u,lc'r Saskatchewan cities.
Haskins considers It would be a oold I    In   tDe  Preface,   M.  Gilbert  stales
man who would prophesy the number! •"•■• the greater part of the Informa-
of peoplo that tbo end rf the present ii10"  *° be found in the volumo has
summer will find located on the land  °?.??,/,ur.nS?5i,l!,/.T:5!™?.I*l-t?°.?_r.0:
there.
Theodore's Troubles
Tlie loss of all the equipment of
Theodore noosevclt's party In the
unexplored wilds of Central Brazil Is
reported ia a cable message from
Aiithopy Flala, a member of tho parly.    Tho  message  from    Santarem
vlucial statistician, antl he expresses
high appreciation of assistance which
Mr. Cromle has given.
Injustice to Doctors
A deputation of prominent doctors
waited on Provincial Treasurer Lucas
at the parliament buildings antl protested against the Workmen's Corn-
Brazil, Is as follows: "Wc bave lost j pensatlon act, or rather that section
everything in tho rapids. Phone my, of It which, they claim, leaves the
wife of my safety." medical men out in tho cold in case
The rapids mentioned are prcsum-lot first aid to the Injured. As the act
ed to bo thoso of a tributary of the ' now stands, if a man Is injured nnd
Amazon river. Santarcm, from which a doctor Is called, the doctor can
placo tbo dispatch was sent, Is In come down on neither the victim of
the state ot Para, at the confluence tho accident nor the government for
of the Tapajos river with the Ama- foes. Medical men regard this as au
zon. Injustice: to their professior
THEY HAVE SOME VERY GOOD
QUALITIES, BJT THEIF. MANNERS AND CUSTOMS ARE
VERY CRUDE
Father   Morlce,   Celebrated   Scientist,
and  Special   Professor In  Anthrop-
ogy to tli; University of Saskatchewan,   Gives   So.no    Interesting Information    bout Strange People.
Father Mor ce. the celebrated scientist aud special professor 'U anthropology to tho University of Saskatchewan, delivered the Becond of a series
of   lectures  on   thc   native  races    f
America     recently    ln    Convocation
Hall.   Th > lecture was about tbe Eskimos, tbo second lowest race in the
social scale of Aborigines.
The Esquimaux are a mo-i unique
nation, an Arctic tribe entirely different from Hhcr peoples. Their territory Is about F.000 miles ln length extending from Mt. Eiiaa to Greenland.
They call themselves, not BSQUlmaux,
t hich 3ignfics, "Eaters of iiaw
Meat," but "InnUu' " meaning men.
Ih common with other prin.ltlvo peoples tbey believe that in them Is incarnated the very essence of human*
ity.      .
In winter -he ice-hut of this wonderful rnce may be found as far north
as ninety ctgrees. On account ol
their unique position thoy like what
tbe white race abhors and vice versa.
In New York with the temperature
below zero .u Esquimau girl remarked that sho felt rther warm and was
glad that sbo had left tn the north
her usual fur garments.
Tbe similarity ln language of such
a primitive people scattered so -, ids*
ly Is remarkable Tbe ending "mult"
which means tbo same as 'ian" la
Saskatoninn Is universal with them.
Where They Are Found
There are three great divisions of
the race; the west shore of Greenland,
population 10,906, and Labrador, 13,-
298, the Alents 9,600 and the Cits 1,-
200, living both ln Asia and America.
In account of remarkable differences
in physical characteristics many
rclentists consider them as not Indians. Tbelr color Is brown, features
large and Mongolian, with small eyes
aud tapering bowl-shaped skull.
In habits the Esquimau Is very playful, honest ln his own tribe, but an
inveterate thief with strangers. It la
uo shame for him to steal provided
he Isn't discovered.
An interesting description illustrated by the Esquimau drawlnf l
was given of tho prevailing styles ot
dress. Tbe only distinguishing feature between the seiou' apparel I;
that the women's garments are adorned with a long fur tall behind. Her
hair Is rather elaboratoly drosscd
and tattoo marks about mouth and
eyes accentuate her natural beauty.
How They Live
The Esquimau's means of existence
is hunting, mostly seal, which is tic
chief economic factor, yielding garments, food and combustibles for light
und cooking. Tho Ingenious methods
of baiting tbe wily animal were explained.
Tho kyok cr Indian canoe, the sum-
per essential of the Esquimau hunter, is a most peculiar little craft absolutely unsuitable. In thc large
boats the social order is clearly defined, first thc man who acts aa
steersman, the stranger, tho dogs and
finally the women who ply the oars.
The Esquimau, judges Father Morlce,
here shows Limself above thc Indian
in liis use of oars and also of sails.
Also his sleigh used in winter is superior, having runners, aad his manner of bitching tlie dogs quite different from tlie ordinary Indian file. A
most interesting, Illustrated description was given of the Esquimau snow
huts or Igloos. The central or living
room ia guarded from the elements
by a series of entrances. The peculiar
elevated beds in the northern home
are heated by lamps of soapstmie con-
fiining for fuel, blubber with wicks
of moss. A wl.lte visitor at first could
hardly bear the cold, but finally becomes most uncomfortably warm. He
was rather amazed to find that tho
Esquimau manner of adjusting body
temperature was to remove the clothing completely, tbls primitive c :stom
not being bumpered by any sense of
mock-modesty.
Woman Has Lew Standing
The status of women was defined as
being slightly below the dog. Her
body after death Is not considered
worthy of burial as is the man's, but
may be eaten by dogs. Ths... tho people have a firm belief In Immorality
was shown by a dying girls request
for a little tobacco and a piece of
bread for aer mother, wbo had died
but a little while before. Tho Esquimaux believe in hundreds of super*
stltutlons clustered around tlieir
women especially during irothorhood
when they are barred from enl ing Ihe
table delicacy raw-fish and submitted
to many other restrictions.
Contempt for Indian
'.he Esquimau Is by nature artistic
and ln hone carvlug far above the
Indian. He considers otber people as
brothers, white or brown, but the Indian Ue holds in contoxpt and designates aa the offspring ot bis vermin.
The reverend father eoucluded a
very entertalr.ng lecture wllb a story
of a meeting, in 1850 on tbe Mackenzie river of a small party of white
men, a bunch of Esquimaux with arrows and fourteen Indians or Children of Lice, armee with guns. Influenced by tho whites these two sar*
ago bodies engaged ln trade After
wards the Esquimaux landed and
wero entertained at a dance. Being
I men only of cours", tbe Father said,
I they did not tango. While the whites
wero warming themselves at a near-
j hv camp-firo thn treacherous Redskins literally massacred the trusting
Esquimaux. Today, however, condl-
j tions have greatly Improved.—Saska.
toon Star,
Berlin is said to bo the quietest city
In Europe, i' not the world. All ia
necessary  noises  are  prohiUied. HSSSPJ*"
1KB  IbUAMIKlt, CUflblMkliAAlJ
Money
Savers
at the
Bie Store
Infants' and Children's
Rompers
In blu'i) ami nut mn] similes, good quality ginglinm,
l'ricti 35o. each.
Ladies' Print Waists
Made in " choice tissortineiits of patterns, sizes 34, 3fi &
3H only.    Very special a !>5c. each.
Children's Wash Dresses
From 8 years to I'-', in a very large range of colors and
designs.    Prices from 75c, to $2.95,    The value is right.
White Bath Towels
We received a lew days ago a very large shipment of
these goods imported direct from Manchester, England,
and we are in n position to give yon some real money
stivers. This special' towel is made of splendid quality
terry cloth, is a good size, aud our price 50c, pair.
I li not miss these.   ■
Sheets
A .N'pleiidid line in Englisli .Sheets, size 2 yds bv 2-J yds
Mod even thread and tare vedue at #1.75 pair.
Printed Cotton Bedspreads
.Something new, ill ;t range of colors suitable for most
bedrooms, very light in weight and easily washed
81,50 each,
Pillow Cases
Here is another leader for the thrifty housewife.
Line 1   Full size, g 1 quality Pillow Cases and Al
value at (> pillow cases for $1.00
Line 2   Better grade if cott d nicely finished, in
,i good reliable quality, '.' pairs for 75c.
Line 3   Beautifully  embroidered   and   Hemstitched
l'illt.w ('uses in splendid quality at #1.50 u pair.
Line 4     Pure    Linffii   Pillow    Cases   with   cotton
embroidered frill, plain but gfJod. Tlio pice is *Jl,90piir
Line 5   An exceptionally dainty pillow case, beautifully embroidered and prettily hilled.    Exceptional
value at §3.25 pair.
English Serges
.1 very special leader ill the /-est shades, including Navy
Tan. Stixe, Green, 4(1-48 inches wide, antl guaranteed to
//ive satisfaction.     Price Hae. per yard.
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone ,tS
Mr. and Mrs. J. Parfitt of
Victoria were visitors of Mr.
Sidney Horwood for Empire Day
Mr. and Mrs. A. Parfitt
journeyed from Victoria in their
auto to visit Mr. Fred Horwood,
Happy Valley, last week-end.
Mr. C. C. Burbidge of Vancouver, formerly of the Bank of
Commerce staff here, was a
visitor of Mrs. John Mackenzie
during the holidays.
The Sports Committee will
meet in the Council Chambers
this evening for the purpose of
winding up the financial end of
the celebration.
William Birkoly was fined *100
and costs for driving an auto
while under the influence of
liquor at Courtenay.
H. F. Montgomery of the Royal
Bank, Vancouver, visited the
city on Monday.
Rev. B. C. Freeman will preach
his farewi.l sermon at Grace
Methodist Church tomorrow
evening.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Cumberland and Comox District
Hospital will meet at the home
of Mrs. John Frame on Thursday
June 4th at 7.30 p.m.
TO LET—8 room furnished
house in town of Cumberland,
garden arid tennis court. Apply
Mrs. Montgomery, Leixlip House
Cumberland.
Station Work:- The Weeks
Dunell Cedar. Co. at Fanny Bay-
near Union Bay, B. C, desire
immediately station men to contract grading of spur from E. ■»-
N, Ry. to kilns; about 2800 yards
to move. Apply on work or w-ite
the Company at Union Bay.
Tenders close June 9th.
Services in the English Church
tomorrow will be conducted by
Archdeacon Scriven of Victoria.
Matins and Holy Communion at
11 a.m. Evensong at 7 p'.m.
General and local news held
over till next week.
TIMBER SALE X191
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on the 20th day of
June, 1914, for the purchase of
Licence X 191, to cut 1,916,000
feet of Douglas Fir, Cedar and
Hemlock, adjoining Lot 2195, and
located on the north side of West
Lake, Nelson Island, N.W.D.
One year will will allowed for
removal of the timber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Forester. Victoria. B.C.
LIQUOR LICENCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that thirty days after date application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for
a Hotel Licence to sell liquors by
retail in the hotel known as the
Hotel Bevan, situate at Bevan
commonly known as No. 7 in the
district of Comox.
HUGH THORNLEY.
Dated May 23rd, 1914,
jji.llloflll'tC sitlitiOll
Mr. RICHARD KIRKH AM, Jr,
Late Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Coseley Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Uerwent Ave,
or P. O, Box 112,
CUMBERLNNl), B.C.
Eggs for hatching from white
leghorns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 295
and 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nanaimo B.C.
3J* !U
{linno Tuner
Makes regular visits to Cumbety
land representing the George A.]
Flectcher Music Co. of Nanaimo/
Orders left at the Islander Office;
will receive prompt attention.
j.l. piiilliiis iiarrison
I'lnri-le., Rfilii-Hm-
,t Xi.luiy I'libllti
Buunrii H. liridr
NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCER
AND REAL ESTATE
sXiuiilirrlaiul,«. li.
W. (£L ©urartos
Irarlirr of ffliuir
Unr Mn-tit-itl Director nf VictoriaThimtre,
Winniil,. ami Dlirlmm; Itjutilell tVllliiuii..
Picture &   vamlsivills, TllCfttll". Fl'lTVllill,
Itilrinuii: tiiui Orsnutfit tttiil i ■luiiisnti-t.-r
ofMHrtnlifrlinltrvoMetlliiithtFrtooCllorr,
lliillmln, Ktiitlanil.
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc,
Terms Moderate
P.o'.Box398, Cumberland,B.C.
TENDERS addressed to T. H.
Carey, secretary of school trustees, will be received up to June
20th, 1914, for the following: -
Painting old school building,
repairing windows, and puttying
same where required, Painting
one room two coats. Beaver
boarding bell room, aqd painting
woodwook one coat. New flooring in two rooms and oiling same.
Tenders will be considered for
all, or part of the above work.
Contracts to be completed by
August 15th.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
For particulars apply to any
member of the school board.
ThomastH. Carey,
Secretary.
Cumberland, B. C, May 27th
1914.
OVER 66 YEARS'
PERIENCE
: Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anrone Bending- a .ketch and description mny
onli-Nlf imeerltilii our (,|iliiltitl free wlicllicr an
IsiVentlnn II prohnblr imteittisnle.  Comnjiintrn-
i.'tiitltrtciljpoiiridoifiiisl. HANDBOOK on 'menu
sent free. Oldest nstemr forseciirliiKpnteiiti.
1'tilotita taken tlirmmll Munn k Co. reuetf*
tliretal notice, without chnrtto, In the
Scientific American.
A liandnmnely IlltiBtratH iwkly. Ijmwtf Hr-
r.s.iiio.i of »»y »«leiitlflo Joiinmi. li'ijiiji f«>r
I'muuln. fa.7r> ii yenr, ltuMtani! pn'im-'l* .Vila n»
nil iiewnleaieri.
MUNN &Co.36,(""<*" New York
Branch ORIce, Gtt F BU Waebluuton, 1), C
Pendants, Necklaces
Watches
Cut Glass, Cutlery
Silverware
MAGAZINES & ALL THE LATEST BOOKS
T. D. McLEAN
THE   LEADING    JEWELER
Cumberland, B. C.
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co, of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
LOCAL
AGENT
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND,!^,
Phone 67
Agent for the
NANAIMO
MARBLE & GRANITE
WORKS
Alex II Ioimiii, l'iii|tiletor
KHttmatesjLiliI 11,-sijtiM ftnitlsln-il
tin Apnllcullnii
ROYSTON
OVERLOOKING COMOX  HARBOUR
With its snowclad mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fields in the foreground, it makes a picture worth painting
THE WHITE MAN'S CITY
We do not sell to Asiatics.
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We have only
A Few Waterfrontage Lots
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with your family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fishing, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get back
RING  UP  36.
British Columbia Investments Ltd. courtenay
HARRY   IDIENS,   Manager.
Mrs. B.G. Crawford
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR &
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN  BE MADE
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors
employed.

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