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Showing this Week
A complete range of Ball Requisites in all the leading
shades,  suitable for  evening
CAMPBELLS
NDER
£e_i-__o- Li_n-7
VOL. III., No. 47
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, FERRUARY 15, 1913
Subscription price, $1.60 per year
RESULT NOT
WORTH COST
Alleged Danger to Miners  was
an After Consideration for
Taking 'Holiday.'
The following articles appeared
in the Colonist of Feb. 7th:—
For six months a large number
of coal miners  at Cumberland
have been  out of work; their
families must have suffered more
or less privation; their savings
have been expended, some of
them have perhaps lost a chance
of   re-employment;   the  public
have been very greatly inconvenienced. Incidently the Collieries
Company has lost a good deal of
business, and we assume some
profit.   In addition the persons
who handle the coal, either as
retailers, teamsters, or otherwise
have been deprived of husiness
or employment, much to their
disadvantage.   We will  accept
the reason given for this unfortunate condition of things by Mr.
Parker Williams.. It was the dis-
. charge by the Collieries Company
of a  miner named Mottishaw.
The reason for his discharge cannot have been regarded as a very
serious matter by the miners, for
they did not go on strike, but
only, as Mr. Williams puts it,
" took a holiday." The company
then told the miners that if they
would not go to work, they must
take their tools out of the mine.
This i_,' wenhihk, a fair statement of what has occurred.
It will, we think, be conceded
that the company, the miners
and the general public have paid
too great a price for the effort on
the part of the leaders of the
miners to secure what we may
admit they consider to be justice
to Mr. Mottishaw.    There is always difficulty in the calm discussion of such an  issue with
miners and those who constitute
themselves their champions, because of the influence of what
they are fond of calling "class
consciousness."    Herein is to be
found the artificial, but influential
difference between employers and
employed.   It prevents the latter
from considering questions from
the standpoint of reason  and
common sense. Similar consciousness may to some extent influence
the employing and investing class
but not as it does the  wage-
earners.   The latter have come
to regard their relations to their
employers as of necessity antagonistic; it cannot be truthfully
Baid  that employers so regard
their relations to their employees.
Every strike, walk-out or "holiday,"   inaugurated   by   wage-
earners, has this consciousness,
if not at its inception, at least in
its continuance.    Wage-earners
have been educated to believe
that "labor is being exploited for
the benefit of capital," and this
idea runs through all labor agitations  and produces incalculable
injury to those who entertain it.
We do not think we do the Cumberland   miners   any   injustice
when we say that, if they could
have rid their mind of this "class
consciousness," they would have
been able to discover a means of
settling their dispute with the
company, if not within twenty
four hours, at least without causing a tithe of the inconvenience
and suffering that has  ensued
from the course they saw fit to
adopt:   As long as men will act
on the  assumption   that some
vital    principle is   involved  in
every minor dispute that arises
between one of their number and
his employer, just as long will
TWO VICTORIA WEEKLY
PAPERS TO COMBINE
The Week and the Week-End,
Victoria weekly papers, are to
combine forces. The first issue
of the new paper which will bear
the name of The Week, will appear on Saturday next. The personnel! of its staff is as follows:
Mr. W. Blakemore, editor; Mr.
F. A, Churchill, Jr., manager;
Miss A. L. Mullen, advertising
manager; and Mr. L. McLeod
Gould, secretary.
EXPLORING PARTY
LOST IN BLIZZARD
Capt. Scott and Party Perish on
Return  Journey From the
South Pole.
Output at Ladysmith Mines will
be Normal Again Within a
Few Days.
their efforts to secure what they
claim to be justice result in the
payment of a price far beyond
the value of what they hope to
secure.
On the face of the facts in the
Cumberland case,  as detailed by
Mr. Williams and supplemented
by. the statements of Sir Richard
McBride, it is evident that the
alleged danger to the miners was
an after consideration.  It is now
advanced as an excuse for their
action,  whereas it was not  in
point the reason for it.   With
special reference to the facts at
Cumberland, one would suppose
that it is equally to the interest
of the mine-owers as to that of
the miners that mining should be
carried   on   under   the   safest
possible conditions. If there were
the least reason to suppose that
the company was negligent of
its duty in this respect,  it would
be open to the severest censure
and should be held responsible as
far as the law will permit.   If
there is no law to cover all cases
of possible neglect, there should
be one.   We think the laws of
this province are in this respect
everything that can be desired.
If they are not they should be
made so, if human ingenuity is
capable of making them so.   The
facts,   as we understand them
to have been stated by Mr. Williams, do not establish the claim
that the mines were being operated under dangerous conditions,
and the history of the "holiday"
shows that this reason was not
advanced  by the miners  as a
reason  for their course at the
time they left their work.   If
that had been the real reason, if
it had been made public that the
men had left their work because
the conditions under which it was
carried on were dangerous, public opinion, if not the law, would
have compelled the company to
remove all causes of apprehension
Men do not "take a holiday"
because they fear to go to work.
Their own statement of their own
case precludes the miners from
now alleging that they went out
because the mine was dangerous,
Their case as presented by Mr
Williams is that they left their
work because Mr. Mottishaw was
discharged for saying the mine
was dangerous, and the evidence
shows that in point of fact it was
not.
The case seems to resolve itself
to this, that the miners went out
for an alleged reason, insufficient
in fact to warrant such a course,
and one which ninety-nine of
them out of every hundred would
not have considered as even
colorably sufficient, if they had
not been persuaded that some
principle was involved. We are
stating the case as favorable to
the miners as we think they
themselves would state it. We
are putting it upon a principle
not upon a mere personal basis,
because we would like them to
consider the tremendous economic
waste involved in such a course
as they have seen fit to take.
Granting their claim to have a
grievance, which they have not
established, has not the remedy
to which they have resorted been
utterly out of keeping with it?
Certain things may be taken
as true. The average employer
desires his employees to work
under favorable conditions and is
Continued on Fifth page.
London, Feb. 11.—Grief and
pride in the simple narrative of
high courage, endurance and
sacrifice, given in Capt. Robert
F. Scott's farewell message to
the world are close competitors
for dominance in the feelings of
the British public today.
"It is a white and not a black
mourning we wear for these gallant souls who have done and
dared so greatly," was the comment of a cabinet minister.
The closing words of Captain
Scott's epic were: "Had we lived
I should have had a tale to tell of
the courage, the hardihood and
endurance of my companions
which would have stirred the
heart of every Englishman. These
rough notes and our dead bodies
must tell the tale. But surely,
a great and rich country like ours
will see that those who are dependent upon us are properly
provided for."
These words have an electric
effect. Steps are on foot already
to respond to his appeal to the
nation by assuring a comfortable
future for those dependent on the
men who. while awaiting certain
death, could still write they did
not regret their journey.
Capt. Scott's interest in the
welfare of his men was empha-
eized by practically the last business he transacted before he left
to join the expedition in New
Zealand. This was the sale of his
story. He declined to make any
private profit from the transaction and decided that the total
receipts should go to increase the
financial reward of the men who
had undertaken to share with him
the dangers of the Antarctic
regions. It was therefore arranged that all sums realized
from the story of the adventure
should be distributed among the
members of the crew as a surprise bonus on ,their return to
England. Mrs. Scott is assured
of a good pension from the Brit
ish government.
A memorial service for Capt.
Scott and his companions is to be
held in St. Paul's Cathedral on
Friday. Flags in all parts of
London are flying at half-mast
today.
SCOTT'S LAST MESSAGE
"We are weak. Writing is
difficult, but for my own sake 1
do not regret this journey, which
has shown that Englishmen can
endure hardships, help one another and _ meet death with as
great fortitude as ever in the
past. We knew we took our
position. We have no cause for
complaint, but bow to the will ol
Providence, determined to do our
best to the last.
. "But if we have been willing
to give our lives to this enterprise
which is for the honour of our
country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend
on us are properly cared for. Hail
we lived I should have bad a tale
to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the
heart of every Englishman.
"These rough notes aro our
death bell's toll, but surely--sure
ly a great rich country like ours
will see that those who are dependent on us are properly provided for.
(Signed)       R. SCOTT.
"March 25th, 1912.
PREMIER McBRIDE SUB*
M1TS RESOLUTION
The resolution with respect to
tlie use by international shipping
of the Panama Canal, reads as
follows:
"Whereas, according to the
provisions of the Hay-Pauncefotc
Treaty of 1901, as expressed in
rule 1, clause 2, it was agreed by
the United States of America that
the Panama Canal should be open
to the ships of all nations upon
terms of perfect equality;
"And. whereas, by Act of Congress passed in August. 1912,
vessels owned in the United
States and engaged in the coastwise trade are to be exempt from
all Canal dues;
"And, whereas, such discrimination would obviously operate to
the disadvantage of British ves
sels engaged in the carrying trade
of the Pacific coast;
"And, whereas, in July, 1912,
the British Government entered
a protest against the preferences
granted by said Act of Congress
to American vessels, and again
in November renewed the protest
and requested, failing other
means of settlement, that the
question should be referred for
arbitration to the Hague Tribunal
in accordance with the provisions
of a treaty with ' the U. S. in
1908: "Therefore, be it resolved
thai the Legislature views with
great satisfaction the attitude
assumed by His Majesty's Secretary for Foreign Affairs in upholding the rights of British and
Canadian shipping in the use of
ie Panama Canal, and expresses
the sincere hope that the negotiations which have been undertaken may . speedily result in a
just and amicable settlsment
.eirtg beached.
"The resolution which I propose
presently to submit to the House
is, as honourable gentlemen can
easily see," said Sir Richard McBride, "of a somewhat unusual
character. It pertains to a question that is one of international
importance, and in connection
with which, under the constitution the Legislature of British
Columbia has little or no connection. But when we consider the
great importance to British Columbia of the opening of the Panama Canal, I feel quite satisfied
that a digression of this sort is
easily justified.
EVERY DAY
Victoria Again Without Mayor
Holding that Judge Lampman
by" his decision in seating Mayor
Beckwith after the recount of the
ballots cast at the last election,
had anted beyond his powers, the
Court of Appeal on Tuesday reversed the judgment of the
county court judge, and declared
that Mayor Beckwith was not
legally mayor of the city of Victoria. In consequence, the city
if at present without a mayor,
and a new election must be held.
A notice to the effect that nominations of candidates will take
place on Wednesday, February
19th and the election on Saturday
the 22nd inst. is already out.
From our Special Correspondent.
Ladysmith, Feb. 14th.—Every
day adds additional men to the
number working at No. 1 of the
Extension Mines, which resumed
operations on the first of the
month. It was found in very
good working condition and in a
few days the output will be normal. The agitators are spreading
the same report here as they did
in Cumberland, namely that the
company is hauling the loaded
cars, produced during the day,
back to the mines during the
night; at the same time watching
the coal running down the chute
at the wharf into the scows and
steamers. The agitators circulate
this false report to keep their
miserable weekly allowance continued. We have them on the
run as the miners have in Cumberland.   The end is in sight.
Output for the local mines for
the week ending February 14th:
Saturday,  Feb. 8th, 1267 tons
Monday,      "   10th, 1239   "
Tuesday,     "   11th, 1384   "
Wednesday,"   12th, 1377   "
Thursday,   "   13th, 1496   "
Friday,       "   14th, 1505   "
Total for six days   8268
Coal shipped from Union
week ending Feb. 14th:
Feb. 8, Dora and scow, 960
" Escort    75
" Coquitlam    38
" ComomxLog.Co 106
" Swell and scow 399
9, British Empire   256
10, Dola and scow.. 861
"  Erin    39
11, Burrard & scow 307
"  Comox Log 113
"  Prince Albert.. 321
12, Bermuda  451
"   Ivanhoe ...   79
13, Dreadful    39
"  Cheerful & scow 299
14, Clayburn& scow 860
"  Saloor 250
"  Shamrock    37
Total for week    5480
Bay
tons
LOCAL ITEMS OF
GENERAL INTEREST
The Depot Barber keeps on
shaving.
And the Farrot is still a-talking,
but when will he take to the
woods again.
Wesley Willard left this morning for Vancouver and Victoria.
From now on mail arriving later
than 8-30 will not be sorted until
next morning.
L. W. Nunns has returned from
his holidays and resumed his
duties as postmaster.
W. Marchant, inspector of
customs, visited Cumberland during the week in connection with
J. S. Bannerman's appointment
as collector of customs.
The death of Duncan "McLeod
took place on Thursday after a
short illness. The funeral will
take place to-morrow.
RAISIN WEEK at the'Big
Store, from Feb. 17th to 25th,
exceptional value. See their window on these dates. It will pay
you.
We have often heard it discussed how will the council affect
the credit of the city? Credit,
like kissing, goes by favour.
Credit depends upon confidence,
and confidence depends upon
many things, of which character
as Mr. Morgan has recently told
us, is the first and most important element. Institutions and
men have credit because they
have public confidence. It is true
that credit gives to those who
possess it an advantage over
those who do not.
OBITUARY.
Too Much for Carrigan.
The employees of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., decided to give an informal dance
and invite their friends. To give
the dance publicity, the employees had some bills printed. Of
course they had them printed at
a union office and the union label
as a matter of course was on the
bottom of the bill, This put the
local agitators up a tree. They
looked, stretched their eyebrows,
rubbed their eyes ami looked
again; when the label proved too
much for Carrigan—lie hud to
cut it out.
We regret to announce the
death of Wilfrid Willard, youngest son of W. W. Willard, which
occurred at tlie Hospital on Sunday morning, after undergoing
an operation for appendicitis.
Deceased was eleven years of
age. The funeral took place on
Thursday from the Methodist
Church. The public school was
closed and the children attended
in a body, and there was also a
large number of townspeople
present to show their sympathy
for the bereaved family. Floral
tributes wore sent by the Sunday
School and Bible Class of Grace
Methodist Church.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETS.
Meeting of the School Trustees
held last night week, J. W. Brown
in the chair. Minutes of previous
meeting read and adopted.
Dr. McNaughton was appointed medical inspector for the year.
The following letter from M.
Manson, M.L.A., was read :
Victoria, Feb. 3, 1913.
Thomas H. Carey, Esq.,
Sec. Board of School Trustees,
Cumberland.
Dear Mr. Cary,— I am in receipt of your letter of Jan. 28th,
also clipping from the "Islander,'
showing the financial position of
your city with reference to the
school question.
In reply thereto 1 beg to say
that I will take the matter up
with the Attorney General, and
with the Minister of Education,
and discuss the situation as it
affects your city.
I trust that some arrangement
may be arrived at that will work
out satisfactorily to the School
Board and the ratepayers of the
city.
With best regards, yours truly,
M. Manson.
The Chairman informed the
Board that the City Council did
not think the estimates were
complete without an estimate foi
furniture for the new school.
It was resolved that $1,500 be
added for that purpose, and that
$150 be put on for incidentals.
The meeting adjourned.
SCHOOL ESTIMATES
LAID BEFORE COUNCIL
The City Council held a special
meeting in the Council Chamber
on Wednesday evening, Mayor
Campbell, Aldermen Maxwell,
Beveridge, Coe, Richards, Miller,
and Aspecia.
The Mayor said they were
called together to consider the
amended school estimates and to
consider the advisability of sending a deputation to Victoria to
interview the Provincial Government in securing funds for school
purposes.
The City Clerk then read the
following communication and
estimates:
Cumberland, B.C., Feb. 7,1913.
Mr. Alex McKinnon,
City Clerk,
Dear Sir,—Enclosed please find
amended estimates of expenditure
for schools for year 1913.
These estimates include $1,500
for furniture for new building as
per request of Municipal Council.
I am, Sir, yours respectfully,
Thomas H. Gary.
Estimate of  expenditure  for
Cumberland schools, for year 1913
Teachers' Salaries $7980.00
Janitor    870.Q0
Fuel    200.00
Insurance on Schools    300.00
New Roof on old building   500.00
Medical Inspector    225.00
Septic Tank    200.00
Secretary's Salary     60.00
Incidentals  '  250.00
Maps.Supplies, Books etc  6Q0.0O
Furniture for New School 1500.00
CARD OK THANKS
On b-liall of myself and family
I wish to '.'xprcss my sincere
thanks for t ie kind expressions
and sympathy received during
ouir recent bereavement.
W. W. WlLLAKD.
The employees of the Canadian
Collieries held their usual dance
in the Cumberland Hall last evening. The cayenne pepper and
horse hair strewn on the floor
failed to have the desired effect.
The next dance will be held on
Thursday evening next.
$12685.00
The Mayor said the estimates
were discussed at the last regular
, meeting.   There is one item of
j $1,500  for   furniture   for new
I school, and the estimates were
increased by $150 for incidentals.
The amount the city "would mv'c
to pay during the year itytSjvas
$5,000; the city is not able^pdy
this amount.
It Was decided to select'the
Mayor, Alderman Beveridge, a
school trustee, and one of tho
most influential citizens to go to
Victoria.
The meeting adjourned. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
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The Secret
Marriage
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lock _ Co., Limited
London, Melbourne — Toronto-
V
BONSPEIL
Winnipeg, Fab. 4th, to Fab.  11th
TO CURLERS AND VISITORS TO WINNIPEG
during Bonsplcl e extend a hearty welcoma. Make our office your headquarters.    Have your mall addressed here.
IT MAY BE THAT YOU DESIRE TO LIST YOUR FARM FOR SALE OR
EXCHANGE. Oh TO SECURE A BARGAIN IN A GOOD AS NEW SECOND
HAND AUTOMOBILE.
We have .1 great   i.iny listed with ui at snap prices to sell or exchange.
POSSIBLY YOU uESIRE TO  INVEST IN SOME  CHOI ._ WINNIPEG PRO.
PERTY. the coming Chicago of Canada.    Millions of profits will be made by
present Investors.
WE HAVE PROPOSITIONS REQUIRING LE.S THAN *100 CASH, OTHERS
UP   TO   $IO.C0O.
WE WANT TO TALK   THESE MATTERS OVER WITH YOU.
SCOTT,  hill. _ CO.. _! Canada Life Building
Winnipeg, Man.
l.onttnueaj
Oilo ftlrington sprang hue): with thi
swiftness ci 'In; a-plete he was.
Hullo, he 31.1:1, quickly. Look hero,
I don't know who you ure, or what
you want but I ve stood enough of
this. You come hero, nt this ho.ir
ef the night, Bending "li nolra and
•ailing names, and hy Georgo, you
turcaten me. Um accuse ine ol ay-
ducting my own wife.
Vou- wil'.-: cried K-ision furiously.
Why. you blaokguurd—
There you ere ng::ln! Now shall I
have you turned out by my men, or
will vou go of vour own accord?
He turned toward* th" lull, but
Nell, with a pule nnd determined face,
stepped   quickly   towards  him.
Donl ring, he said, to; your own
rake. Whal. do you moan by calln,
Yiolo' your .viTe?
Rivington who had Ignored N'e'I u
to Iho present, and addressed himself
to Elision stared in surprise, and then
shrugged his shoulders.
Who the devil aro you? he said.
It does not mailer who I am. Let
this be sullieu-nt for you that 1 have
n right to ask you that question, and
that I will have an answer.
Rivington frownod. Really, he be-
„.... i,,.. \v Q-n|.'-"d Mm. and f->cln'r
him across the table In the centre or
tne ball, tupped the words one oy one
on the wood. We will have an answer! he repeated.
For a moment the two men glared
at one another. Neil, with his small
lithe stature and keen features forming a strong contrast to the hig and
heavy young man opposite him; yet
there was so mueh authority ln the
smaller man's tone and manner, such
lntenseness n his piercing gaze, that
11    '•nponont faltered.
What do you want an answer to
he "Id nt last, sullenly, „,
Why-do you call Vlo'et your wife?
Why? becai.se she la my wife, lie-
cause 1 married her.
You rourded her? Vou married Violet Brooke?
Yes.
What proof have you to show of
that?
Proof.    Oh, go to the devil.
CHAPTER XII
How they got out of the house and
back to their cab and Its sleepln,
driver Easton never knew. He only
realised vaguely that Rivington s
sneering tone and his terrible disclosure had made him lose control of
himself and that the stem intervention of Nell and his prodigious quickness alone had prevented him flingin;:
hlmse f upon the brute who called
himself Violet's husband.
Violet's husband! It was Impossible!
Nell awoke the driver from his slumbers remorselessly. London, he said
and he pushed Easton before him into the vehicle.
No good having a row with all those
servants about, and she 111 upstairs.
he said, as they drove off in the col.1
morning air. He has beaten us. so
tar.
But Violet's husband! That blackguard! Oh, It Is Impossible, Nell.
She would have told me, said something, given some sign! cried the
Major, eagerly,
Nell shook his head. Women are
Itrnnge. Yet there s some mystery
too. he murmured.
We ought not to have left. That
paper might be a forgery, said Easton.
No, It's not that. Ho was too
cool. He's playing from a strong
hand. We couldn't stay there. How
could we? On the face of It, he s
her husband and we had no right
there. And she's being well looked after.      I  know  Dr.   Bartlett by
Began with Itching Sensation. Kept
Awake at Night. Caused Great
Pain, Thought Operation Only
Cure, Cuticura Soap and Ointment Entirely Cured in 6 Weeks,
s
BtntrawtoSt., Toronto. Ontario.—"I suffered for two months with tlin piles. Tliey
flrst began with a sudden Itching scnsatlun
which used to keep mu
awake at night. 1 tried different kinds of ointment to
stop thu Itching which did
not prove valuable In tho
least and to my surpriso
' after a few weeks they began to bleed. I did not
know what to do as they
caused me great pain. 1 began to think
that an operation was tho only euro for
then, I heard of Cuticura Hoap and ointment and decided to tr}' them. I sent for
- sample and after using tbem a few times
1 found out to my great relief they gave
me leas pain and later on the bleeding began
Co cease, i got some more and continued
■with the Cuticura Ointment and Hoap. I
bea—a to get better sleep at night and after
six weeks' careful treatment 1 find that I
an entirely cured." (Signed) A. Bennott,
Mar. 25,1912.
If you wish a aldn clear of pimples, blockheads and other annoying eruptions, hands
•oft and white, hair livo and glossy, and
scalp free from dandruff and Itching, begin
to-day the regular use of Cuticura Soap for
the toilet, bath and shampoo, assisted by
aa occasional light application or CutHura
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eral oami'lo of each mailed free, with 32-p.
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*C_am. Corp., Deal. 41D, Boston, U. S. A,
sight. He's a wel -known physician,
li, any caje. .she I* safe from him for
a time. We must think what s to
be done. She doesn't like htm. or
she would havo b"on living with him.
She didn't want to go witli him, or
she wouldn't have screamed, and he
wouldn't have had those blackguards
I to help him, But If he's her husband, h" has done nothing against Ihe
I law, snid Noll.
| lie cannot he her husband, I will
j never believe |t, cried the Major.
1 We shall see In Ibe morning, when
Somerset House opens. But a man
j does not f Jrge a copy of n register
J to abduct a gltl. Major _aston, Nor
[could Rivington know wo were coming
tonight, returned Nell.
Easton feii his heart fall ns the
truth of his companions words sank
Into his brain.
Tell me, Mr. Nell, he said at Inst,
yon said that since you—since you
left prison you liave watched over—
over Violet and her sister. Were
Ihey friendly with this man Rivington!
Did they see much of him?
When I said I watciied over her. I
mpant I did mv best, Major Easton.
I found out that the two girls were
well-off, and successful, that they
were—so far as one could see—happy
and comfortable. In my position I
could do no more than that. Yet I
knew their friends, and this man was
one of them.
Gaston's mind went back tn the flrst
time he had seen the two sisters, and
he remembered the wav Rivington hnd
fallowed them to their taxi-cab and
the furious manner In which he had
parted from them.
Yet they had quarrelled with him
once, I um certain, he said at last.
Perhaps, who can tel ? If Eda
were nllve she might help ns.
The name of Eda made Easton
start. Eda! Her suicide, the letter, Violet's strange fainting fit. What
light had the events of Ihe night
thrown on all these? None, perhaps.
Much, possibly. It was all too dark,
and he felt himself dazed. But on
one thing he determined, as he racked his brain. Nell was her father,
nnd he should know all that he, Easton, knew, and hep him If he could.
And that he could, he felt confident.
There was mystery on mystery In all
these hapnenlngs and the aid of a
man like Neil was not to be despised.
Try as he would, Easton could not
help feeling that some net of strange
happenings and difficulties had surrounded Violet, but that she 'herself
was guiltless of their coming, and that
wounded and unconscious as she was.
she still mutely called on him to fr3e
her from them, and win her back.
She must have sen I 'oved her, h"
thought, and she would never hnve let
me come to see her sn often, thinking
her a girl and free, if thnt man had
heen her husband.
Mr. Nell, he said at last, as they
drew near London, which was already
awakening Into morning life, you mu3t
be fagged out, as I am, We have
had along night, and an exciting one.
You will come back with me, and
make yourself at home In my rooms
for a few hours, I hope. I have
something I should like to tell you
and ask your advice upon.
Neil glanced up nt him keenly.
Certainly, he replied, You are very
kind. I am nt your service entire'y.
I hone it will help to throw a light on
all this, for there Is something about
It I cannot fathom, and the more I
think, the more I realise that.
They pul'ed up at last at Victoria
Street, Easton casting a sad ghn':e
un at Violet's Hat as they passed It.
Thev paid their cabman, who looked
as tired as they did themselves, giving him a handsome present for himself, and made tbelr way upstairs.
Tired though thev both were, neither felt the 'east Inclination to go to
seep, nnd nfer they bad roused East-
on's man and hid some hot coffee tbe
Mainr closed the door and began his
story.
.'To be Continued!
GERMAN  AIRMAN  IN  FRANCE
W. N. U. 83.3
NEW TUNNEL MAY WEAKEN ST.
PAUL
Famous London Cathedral Said to be
Confroned by Grave Danger
London.— A new danger now
Ull'tjiue-a St, Paul's Catue-i-i, ln tue
opm.uu ot UtObd leapuuaiu.u lor tne
labile, tue puvjMju ituim'uy tunnel
uiul lol'—ia au luipurtaut pa-1 oi mt
ot. l*uui a l.rlu.u ovueUK- ueiu*J re*
.ai'deu with apyrehuuaiuu.
mo u.r.iuiut-iury uiu seeking poa-
er for .ma ne>v venture uuy just ueen
ucposiu-u oy uie _uuuuu cuuu<} council, uiiu so we letti iuai we musi in——6
our protect at utice, auiu l.uuu b. ...
.t.t.\-iiuei', treasurer ot Iho -athe-r-l
recently.
'me danger arises out of the tear
eiuertaineu by our expert advise.'*!
mat the proposed suu.vuy luroug-i
winch Irani.-, will run Irom u teiminus
ut Ctieupside under tne east side ot
the ciiurcii'urd and Cannon street ti
u point near the new bridge, will drain
our foundations. The cathedral is
built un water-bearing soil ubove this
clay, aud tue coustaui danger is thu;
this soil may become dry and decrease
in bulk, tnus leading to sett.ements
of the foundations and cracking of the
walls. Indeed, Mervyn Macartney,
architect to the dean and chapter,
takes so serious a view of any sua.
drainage that he is unable to say
wnere tne damage might end. When
we remember that Holy Trinity in
Kingsway which stands beside a similar subway had to be rebuilt, we
cannot but do all in our power to
save St. Paul's from the possibility
of ruin.
A protest has been addressed to
the chairman of the L.C.C. hy the
dean and ampler, and as custodians
of a great na'ienul monument we trust
that due weight will be given to our
point of view. About live years ago
the council diverted a big sewer
scheme which It was thought threatened the Cathedral just as the proposed subway would do, and so we are
hopeful in this matter. The cost of
fighting the L C. C.'s bill would be
so heavy for us and It is so difficult
to find funds even for the present necessary repairs that we feel sure the
public will be with us ln urging th.*
authorities to drop that part of the
scheme, which in the opinion of all
experts, would serious.y threaten
Wren's great masterpiece.
I s
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MME.  MAURICE MAETERLINCK
Belgium.—While It Is noy set-
tied beyond it doubt thnt Maurice
Maeterlinck, thp famous Belgla.l author and philosopher, did not recently
come to this country, tlie arrival of
his talented wife, Mme. Georgette
Leblnne Maeterlinck, is a very wel.
established fact. The wife of the
great play\v..ght. poet, essayist and
sage, herself a famous singer, Is one
of the most interesting personalities
that hnve v,sited our shores. She
Is a high priestess of the cult thnt
preaches the perfect wifehood, and
she has evolved a philosophy of her
own for reaching that happy destiny
lu matrimony.
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Practically every man who is a slave to drink trie again an. agaia
to break the chains that bind him to this degrading habit. The i»
tense craving ;hich only repeated drinks will temporarily relieve i»
proof that the system is poisoned with alcohol.
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It requires culy three days, not weeks, for the Neal Treatment.
Write for ruil particulars.
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Now They Don't Speak
Maud—So Jack compared m? with
something sweet, did he? The dea"
fellow!    What was It?
Marie—I don't think I should tell
you.
Maud—Oh, do.     I InslBt!
Marie—Well, he referred to you as
the human nmrshmallow. You certainly, had laid the powder on thick,
dear.
Mlnard'a  Liniment Cures Dlstempjr
Here Ib a story about the man who
unexpectedly had three Bents sent to
him for The Pink Lady. His wife,
of course, was delighted, but she said:
What 6haJl we do with the third
seat?
I don't know, my dear, he said.
Would you like to ask your sister?
She paused for a moment and then
a brilliant Idea struck her.
No, George dear, she ssld. I tell
you what we will do. You shall give
it to the man whom you always go out
to see between the nets and then you
won't have to disturb yoursolf.
His Aeroplane Is Selred and Hlmacif
Held by Police
Pails.—A German aviator who '9
named ZIppa, landed near Maruay, in
the Haute-Sttone. bas been detained
by the local gendarmes.
When lie left  Muiaausen    he    was I
wearing the uniform of n German non-
commissioned officer, hut    when   he i
alighted he was In civilian coBtume.
The  authorities  are  Investigating j
how   Zlppa   effected   his   change*  of
clothing Ir. the air whilo piloting his I
aeroplane.
Zlppa Informed the local gendarmes
that he had lost his way In a fog. On i
Ihe matter being reported to the Biih* j
prefect thc latter gave orders that the |
aeroplane should he seized and the air- i
man kept under surveillance. The lo- I
cal authorities are now awaiting In- j
Btruc tions.
Millionaire Found Hanging In Train
At Berlin, a millionaire cattle raiser named Berger has been
found dead in mysterious circumstances in a train near Chemnitz, Saxony.
When the train arrived at a station
near Chemnitz the millionaire was
discovert d hanging from the ceiling of
a second-class compartment. At fir it
it was suspected that he had committed suicide, but an investigation revealed the fact that several hundreds
of dollars in cash, which he had tako.i
'with him to purchas* breeding stock,
had been taken from his pockets.
The police are searching for a farmhand who recently entered the murdered man's service after b?ing retea.9'1
from a convict prison. It Is believed
that the ex-convict Induced Berger to
make a journey and either accompanied him or got In tlie same train by
surprise.
$2,400,000 for Poor Family
In Paris there Is a working-class
family living in the village of Flelg-
neux, In the Ardennes, are entitled,
says a Reims message to the Journal,
to a fortune of $2,400,000 awaiting
them ln London. The formalities of
the transfer of tho money have already
began.
Of the Earth Earthly
A number   of   misguided    persons
at   Hanover, Germany,  calling themselves Terraphages,   have   formed   a j
club pledged to eat nothing but eartn ;
after the manner of certain degrade 1
savage tribes.      Pamphlets  extolling
Ihe advantages of Terraphaglsm nr-* t
being Issued In French. German an-1 i
English. j
	
Pet Dog Nearly Frozen
At    Berlin.    Star,    tbe    pel    dog I
of Prince Frederick William of PniB |
sla, after disappearing for twelve days
was found half frozen In the vefrlger- j
ntor chamber of Potsdam Castle. Aft ,
er being thawed he was restored lo ins
owner.
$100 R.war., $iO_.
The re-lrrs ot this psusr win bs ptsnsf-d to lean)
last there Is at least one ilrcaia-il dlscsse tnst science
has been able to c.ire In all ns smses, and that Is
Calarrti. Hall's C'.Urrli cure is tbe (inly positive
wire now hnow:i ta ins medical paternity. Calarrr
belns a constitutional nisrnse. requires a eonMitu-
tlonal treatment. Mall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, set's*; illrtct.y upon thp blood and mucous
w—pes of the syslcm. thereby destroylnK the
oundstlm ot the disease, s id elvlns tin- patient
trcnitth by buluiln- up the constitution anil essis1-
iw natiir-i In ilotri Its work. The proprietors have
w much tilth In Its curative uoivcrs that they otter
One HU'nlred Dollnrs tor any case that it tails te
-ure.   Sena tor list ot testlmofl- ll
Art-.real F. J. CHENEY A CO  Toledo. O.
8-..J hy all Drueeists, trie.
__e Hail's Farre'r t""* :•- .-*-'—tion.
William S. Cummers, chief justice
of the New Jersey superior court, has
a keen sense of humor, which sparkles
at time. Ho had just taken n seat in
a Pennsylvania railroad train on his
way home from Trenton the other day.
when a rather gaudily dressed woman
walked up to him and demanded to
know: Is this the smoker? No, responded the justice, quietly, you'll find
the smoker two cars ahead.
Wise mothers who know the virtues
of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always have It at hand, because
it proves Its value.
PERRIN
GLOVES
The best for
all occasions
Always suitable. Always stylish
THE FARMER AND HE-
GRAIN
Th# only aura una MilifftctotT »»y tn wnicH th* Wemtn ._...._-
ran secure the highest poialble market value for tile wheat, oftta. hurley «nf
flax in by ahlpplng It by the carload to Fort William or Port Arthur, er te>
Duluth If care cannot be sot for the otlnr termlnala (loading It If po_*l»>
direct Into the car over the loading platform ao aa to aave elevator charge*
and dockage) and employing a strictly commlaalon Arm to handle and mm*
POKC  of  It.
We continue to act aa the Farmer** Agenta aoleljr on a commlaalon ha*-.,
W_ are not trackbuyers and we never buy the Farmers' grain on our turn
account, but look after and dispone of the grain entrusted to na. aw tb*
agpnts of those who employ us, and It la our dealrr- and endeavor to «tv«
everyone the very best service possible. We make liberal uuvKiicea agafnar*
car ahlnnlna bills, and will also carry the grain for a time under advance* af
a mnflprate commercial rate of Intereat, If considered advlSNuie. We lnvtt#
•11 Farmera to write to ua for shipping Instructions and market informal.aa.
*■•*-*
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-RAIN  COMMISSION   MERCHANTS
Once, In travelling, Fir. Bledao was
exceedingly annoyed by a pedantic
bore who forced himself upon him and
made a great parnde of his learning, j
The doctor bore It as long as he could,
and at length, looking at him g-avely
said:
My friend, you and I know all that
there Is to he keown.
How Is that? said the mnn pleased
with what he thought a complementary  association.
Well, said the doctor, you know
everything except that you are a fool,
and I,know that.
PLAN NOW FOR A GOOD KITCHEN GARDEN
Thai, nr* ne vagetablea just Ilk* jsmr
owa irowing.    Provide ter ■ foe- tabl—,
eat vegetables, aad throw away mediciae*
We aot only eapply yea with the Fiaeet Tested
Seeds (er this Country, bat we also show foot
"HOW TO GROW THE BEST VEGETABIXS"
Told ia oar booklets, 1S3 pa.ea (cepyri_bi-i).
Tbe (irat el Ibe kind prialed la Canada.    Tbey
eealaia Ihe  beat Weelera experience  ef expert
Market Gardeners.   Sonad, practical and aeaeible—
just whal yoa waat lo know ia preparing Ihe seabed, manuring', starting Ibe aead, transplanting, larctag,
ripening, storing, deatroyicg laeecla, etc.     Tha price
le 10 ceala per booklet ($1.00 lor Ihe fall aal at 11,
including vegetable aad special field trope), bat FREE I*
pnrchaaere ef oar seeds.      See our cetalogae, page 2.
WRITE TO-DAY TOR ODR FREE CATALOGUE.  ADDiUHS NS trnKHtt. t-
SBTEELE.BRIGGSSEEDCO.   mm.
PILES   CURED   IN   tl  TO   14   DAVS
Vour dm.-lst will refund money .f
PAZO OINTMENT fnlla to cure any
enfe nf Itching, Hlind, Bleeding o-
Protrudlng Piles ln 6 to 14 daya. 50c.
Nine-Hundred Vear-Old Church
The Snxon Church of Greensted. In
Ongar, Essex, reached Its 900th y°ar
yesterday It Is probably the most
curious church In England, being
built of rough-hewn oak trees split
lengthways.
A Very Wise Man
The Lawyer—Are you acquainted
with  any of the  men  on  the jury?
The Witness—Yes, sir. more than
half of them.
The Lawyer—-Aro yon willing to
swear that you know more than half
of them?
The Witness—Say,  if it comes  to
that, I'm willing to swear that I know j
more than all of them put together,   i
Rome.—In reply tn a recent ma-j
trimonial advertisement Inserted in i
an Italian paper by Slgnora Oltiseppl- j
na Marcheal, of Plncenza. a candidate i
who kept an appointment with her in i
a tearoom proved to be ber husband. |
from whom she had not heard aln*e i
he deserted her teu years ago in England.- 1
Chapped Buds
Won't Bolber
Yea
If instead of
soap you use
SNAP, the
original hand
cleaner.
SNAP contains no lye or
acids, but glycerine end. neutral
oils which keep tlie skin stnoo.n
aml in splendid condition.
Try SNAP for a week and notice
the difference. 47
SNAP
OrJ-r from your ilMli r to— y.   B*,e coupons.
Pat's Answer
When .Tames T. Prady first opened
a lawyer's odleo ln New York he took
a basement room which hid been pi"-
viotialy occupied hy n cobbler. H°
was somewhat nnnoyed hy the previous occupant's Cillers nnd Irrltnted
hy ihe fact that ho had few of his
own.      One day nn Irishman railed.
The cobble" gone, I roo. he said.
1 should think he has, tartly responded Brady.
And what do yon sell? ashed thtt
visitor, looking nt Ihe solitary table
an-' a f"w Inw hooks.
Blockheads, responded Brady.
Betrnrra, said tbe Irishman, ye mint
he doing a mlghtv fine business—ye
hal't got hut one left.
When Holloway's Torn Cure Is applied to n rem or wa't It kit's the
roots nnd the csllo«l»v comes out without Injury to Uie flesh.
Miss Helen Ortn'^'a fortune is sal!
to exceed 120.000.000.
Municipal S'leswom»n
It Is stated the St. Pancras borough council will dlscusB a proposal
to appoint a municipal saleswoman
able to explain to inquirers the advantages and merits of electrical cooking aud heating apparatus.
Mlnard'a Liniment Cures Colds, Etc
A Swan's Broken Heart
The last two beautiful swans
have disappeared from the oclngonil
basin In the Jardln des Tuilerlcs, Pa.'-
Is. They were an exemplary couple,
says the Figaro; the mnle died of
rheumatism and his widow of grief.
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Took Him Back
A Newbarker relates this: I have
a friend In Buffalo who Is something
of a gay »port. He told me if I
ever came his way to look him up.
I hud occasion to go to Buffalo, and
j gave my friend's address to a taxi
cabby. Whjn 1 got to the house I
told the cabby to wait, as I was not
sure If Bill .vas home and It was late
at night. I rang the bel! and a woman answered.
Is this where Mr.   lives? I inquired.
Yes, said the woman; bring him
right in.
I    London. — The Wlllesden   Educt-
| tion Authority has decided   to   start
cookery classes for boys st the local
polytechnic.
Be Sociable
An old fa-mer was In. Loudon rt**'*
Ing his son, who had got on Is Uwr
world, and who kept a large bouts,
servants, etc.
When the two sat down to _s_e?r"
the first night a manservant ttttitvi
upon them, md was most assidoogr
In his attentions to the old istttmm.
After watching his antics for a -li
the guest exclaimed:
What the mischief are ye iewtettf
about like that for? Can ye not -lasr
In yer chair and sit down? I'm tme
there's enough for the three* ef _»?
Philosopher—Bear and forbear, tr
my motto.
Dyspeptic—Chew and esch-nr Ir
mine. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
i*
Liquid   Sulphur   Nature's
Remedy Curis
__(_maasm, Ecama, Stomach and
Kidney Troubles, Asthma, Sore
Threat. Catarrh and Dyspepsia
Vee Liquid Sulphur Foot Bath for
tired or sore feet. Try the Liquid Sulphur Bath, they are very
Ik—ericlnl to thc whole system, an.l
only /tosrs a few cents each.
Ua-id Sulphur Is 100 times better titan sulphur ln any other form.
EACH BOTTLE A CURE
ThousandB of Vancouver citizens
can tell you how Liquid Sulphur
has cured them.
It your druggist   cannot   supply
you. we will send by mail at our
_■»» risk, upon receipt of prlc?
Me., or $1.00 size. -Postage pre*
pn_|.   Prepared only by
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Vancouver, B.C.
BEE TO ALL SUFFERERS
■If yon f*ot "nut of *oru"-"run down*
m ""*rtot th* ulu_--." nutter from kldnev,
bi-s-1'Vr. -nervi-us dlseaRPS- chronic wpok.
.jum*-*. sUloeiw, akin eiumlana. [lilt's. &r .
•nit* far my FI.BB book. It li .he
tiHMt ii.f--ti_.cuv*? medl-til book ever writ-
toll. U IcIVr rIf about thenc dis-'B-efl
#u4   tlie   rematkitile   cures   elteotod   *-y
-thm **•*-/ French Rem«dV "THERAP'ON''
?.'<>. 1. !_o, 2. No. _, and you cun decide
.for p*.*Jr*fl«?if tf It l« the remedy for your
««nvMi.t,       Dnn't  fend   n   rent.    It's   ab-
>..HiM..' FlUSE. Xn "follow-Up" clre-i.
-Jam.       Dr.   l.**i*.lerc   Med.   Co.     Hav.r-
,rf.-*-k ftd., Hai.nmt ud. London,  Hug.
"GORED BY A BULL"
Many a farmer has been
oerk.u_ly injured by ytclotia
< nttic Don't nm risks.
Dehorn yottrfl with the
KEYSTONE DEHORNER
Quick —easy —humane —
make.i clean, sharp cut from
* nlde_. Coats little. Writ*
for free booklet.
R.  H.  McKENNA,
Robert  -St.   Toronto.   Ont.   Ment loi
•Pflner.
Sjertd yoiirRav^
JkhnHaillam:
IBxtv Tbolisi-rl trapptrs now send lis
JJk-Raw Furs. WIw not you? WS
« Ma-heat pries, and esprejs charges.
£__> so commissionsail sold.•»<»"$•■»•
ear (-da ars nrolnil. Wliliona ot to IBM
^^ arid rrspp-s eseh jasr.. Pen!, with a
Sto fiStW. sr. *_• lsn_t k> oos
— Css—1_
, ,M &*$&US£!?
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I Write to-day to John Halt-in, Mat.
S3?n .TOIONTOslUPtontStsS.
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QUEEN   AL.XANDRINA   OF   DEN
MARK
A bluff may prove an effective substitute for the real goods.
Tn produce pure milk a cow must
he healthy, tnd must receive clran
flavored food. One trouble we have
to contend with Is weedy pnstures.
nean*flavored milk cannot he pro-
d"ced from pastures containing st-ong-
flavored weeds, such as stlnk-weed.
IffST AX. HEALTH TO MOTUZ!. AND eHILD.
U.S. WlMSLuVS 80OTHINU SYRUP has beeB
,«a(df«r.jv« SIXrY YBAKSI'V MILLIONS ol
SfOVM-lt- for their CHILDREN WHILB
:*_KTHIKO, witli PBKl-'KCT SUCCESS. It
-"KJOTHEIi lie CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS,
Al-.AYHa-l'AIN; CURES WIND COLIC, and
ts cet fcn* ri'soeuy for IHAKRHU* A. It Is ab-
ssliS 1r liaruilf.s.' Be sure and ask for "Mrs.
Wiu4-.*'s linothin-t Svrup," and uke BO oibef
t__L   2 . truy-iivi* ceiits a bottle.
GALL STONES
Kidney Stones and Gravel are quicn-
fjr *■..$-_.<-<_ Irom tbe system by _b*
l_*-e ui
SANOL
-rtHch tats been .1 signal suceeit
flbrcunhout Canada as a complete
mxe c-t Kidney Trouble and all Urlo
>tc-d Diseases. W_ will send letters
(ttliiBX mi many cures to all who will
write -ua,
fl   JPrtee 11. GO Per Bottle at all Leading
I   prnmclatfl.
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WINNIPEG.  MANITOBA
BOYS!
How would you like to be our Selling
Agtwi- cut- make BIQ MONEY in
your Spare Hours ?
We have the Goods I
Send  Post Card to-day
lor particulars, and "Get into Business."
H. O, »**pt P. O. Box 1256, Mont.
rr—l, Can.
Set Off
Po-BKk lawyer—Was tne poor mule
"tilled when the fast express hit him?
01 Dike—No, but ho didn't eat for
,-*, month.
Podunk _awyer- According to thnt
.yon. ove the railroad about $40 for
Que loiter ynn saved.
Spuffa
The latest reformer Is the Spuf. A
,Spuf is a member of the Society for
■ths* Prevention of Useless Frivolity,
And what  Is useless frivolity?
It's tne frivolity the other fellow
l-d-lStM In ol rourse.
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Copenhagen.—The present queen of
Denmark is Jus: three months younger thnn her husband, having been
born on Dec. 24, 1870. King Christian X. was lorn at Charlottenlund on
Sept. 26, 1870.
It Is Interesting to note that the flag
undrr which Christian X wl 1 reign
Is the oldest national ensign In Europe. IU origin Is much mixed up
with legend, but Is Is cerlaln that it
dates bock to the thirteenth century.
According to the legendary origin
of the flag of Denmark, King Walde-
nur was leading his forces to battle
1 the year 1219 when a cross sudden
ly appeared to him In the sky. He
adopted the eroBs as his emblem, went
to victory, and thejpupon the cross become the dannebrog or strength of
Dp" mark.
Christian "lharles Albert Alexander
Wlillam. the new king of Denmark,
has lived a Ate thnt has been notable
Tor Its domestic happiness rather than
for any spectacular Incidents. To tho
nubile outside of his own country In*
ts known particularly for his happy
miirrlaste with Princess A exandrlnn
rhr* eldest dcuehler of the Gran .1
Dttohes* Annstnsla of Meoklenburg-
Sehw-rln.
It was a pure love match, differing
from the un'ons between roy:il"families which nre usually arranged for
nolltlcal expediency They were wedded at Cannec on April 20, 1898, and
> tv two sons, Christian Waldemar
George, horn March 11, 1899, now the
crown prince, and Knut Christian
Frederick Michael, horn July tt, 1900
Opens up New District
The commencement of active work
upon the flrst section of ihe Pacific
antl Great Eastern Railroad from Vu.i-
couver to Lilloet has turned the
thoughts of mauy people to the new
country to be traversed by this lino
which Is destined to connect the Grand
Trunk Pacific with the city of Vancouver and it is of Interest to know
that this section of the new line following as It does the course of tho
Fraser River will ct,en up to settlement n territory which Is unequalled
upon the Continent both for Its fertility and Its possibilities. Pioneers
who have gone Into the country between Newport and Lilloet declare
that there Ib nothing that can be
grown In the temperate zone which
cannot be produced without profit in
the territory to be opened up by the
Puclflc Great Eastern. From tidewater over the summit from Newport,
with the exception of the Pemberton
Meadows, a dense forest of cedar, fir,
rlne and spruce Blre'ches all the way
to the went end nf Andernon L'ke.
Then tjiere comes a section wold*,
only nee lo Irrigation to make It tie
moBt fruitful section of the province.
The water powprs are there, but they
are undeveloped, yet there they are
awaiting Oi.'y the coming ot the «„•
pincers who will harness them «J
turn them Into revenue producers aa
means of pumping water Into reservoirs for irrigation work.
The climate Is Ideal, situated at n't
elevation under 1700 feet, the mitt*
fall averages from Ave to eight In .hep
per 300 days In the year. In summer
the thermometer sometimes goes ts
high as 95 above but the nights arc
always cool. In winter the snowfall
Is from 36 to 60 Inches with an occasional cold dip In January or February
down to ten below Jero, but this only
lusts a day or so, and then mild weather returns.
Between Newport nnd Lilloet ther»
lies a country which is not only full
of agricultural possibilities, but Is also a sportsman's paradise, containing
trout lakes, great wilderness full ol
game. Including the grizzly heir and
Ihe wild goat, to say nothing of duck
nnd plover nnd partridge, whilst
peaks nnd glaciers rivaling thope of
Ihe Selklrks will tnnlte the Interior e
veritnblo playground for the tourist
of the world.
G.T.P. Inn at Prince Rupert
Although barely five years old when
destroyed by fire within the past two
weeks, the Grand Trunk Pacific inn
at Prince Rupert had an eventful career and muny names of great prominence throughout the world have been
inscribed upon the pages ot its res-
ister.
One of the earliest banquets at the
Inn was given in honor of Earl Grey
one of the most diplomatic and popular of Canada's viceroys. At tltst
event the late president Charles M
Hays, was present. The banquet,
given as it was when all there was to
Prince Rupert consisted of a few j
buildings clustered along the water
front, was what might be termed an
historic function.
Another occasion was the banquet
to Sir Wilfrid ]_,urier, a year or so
ago. Like the previous event 't
marked another milestone in Prince
Rupert's history. The Liberal statesman delivered a speech that breathe 1
eloquently of Prince Rupert's great
future.
Last September, there was a lunch-
*<*n wh*n His Rnya' M|**hn*"™ * *->
Duke of Connaught, Governor-General
of Canada, was the guest of honor
The luncheon was under the auspices
of Ihe Prince Rttnert Canadian Club.
It was a noteworthy event.
These are but a few of the Inn's distinguished guests for It would be possible to extend the list to much greater length.
Old folks who need something
of the kind, find
NA-DRU-CO
LAXATIVES
most effective without any discomfort.
Increased doses not needed. 25c. a boi
at your druggist's.
■atteaal Inl sat t-sanlcs. al Cesses. tWM.
164
Positive Proof
An Irishman and a Scot were arguing as to the merits of their respective countries. Ah, weel, said Sandy,
they tore doon an auld castle ln Scotland and found many wires under it,
which shows that the telegraph was
kent there hundreds o' years ago.
Well, said Pat, they tore down an
ouid castle In Oireland, and begorra
tuere was nn wires found undher It,
which Bho*s that they knew all about
wireless telegraphy ln Oireland hun
dreds nv years ago.
Who Did the Talking?
Do you talk over the political alt-
ration with your wife, Blithers? ask-
td Noodle.
No, said Blithers. She talks It over
with me.     I don't get a chance.
Breaking a Boy's Habit
How dli "ou break that boy of his
pi notice of breaking windows?
Easily.   1   told him   nobody   did
such things except  little girls  who
were learning to be militant suffra-
t'tttes.
The Firet Lightning  Rod
Nearly everybody believes that
Benjamin Franklin was the Inventor
snd constructor ot the first llghtnla.
rod. ln this particular they are mistaken, as the flrst lightning cather
was invented by a poor monk of Bohemia, who put up the first lightning
rod on the palace ot the curator of
Preditz, Moravia. June ID, 1754. The
apparatus was composed of a pole surmounted by an Iron rod supporting 12
curved branches and terminating in
as many metallic boxes filled with iron
ore. The entire system of wires was
united to the earth by a large chain.
The enemies of the Inventor, jealous
of his success, excited the peasants
of the locality against him and under
the pretext that his lightning rod was
the cause ot the excessive dry weather had the rod taken down and tho
Inventor Imprisoned. — Indianapolis
NewB.
*
When going away from home, or at
any change of habitat, he Is a wise
man who numbers among his belongings a bottle of Dr. J. D. Kelloggs
Dysentery Cordial. Change of food
and water tn some strange place where
there are no doctors may bring on an
attack of dysentery. He then has a
standard remedy at hand with which
to cope with the disorder, and forearmed he can successfully fight the
ailment and subdue it.
Heard it the Beach
As the couple entered the dining
room at Revere   Beach   a   raucous-
voiced young fellow was assaulting the
sir with alleged vocal music.
Wonder who he is? said the girl
when the howler had stopped his racket.
Don't you know who that Is? returned her escort. He's the guy who
put the din In dinner.
>p*d rr—
WISCONSIN INCUMTON CO.-»|	
■ 240    -»a'a_-_-U.».».    I*SCM___S_
MALE HEf» WANTED
WOULD you UKE TO .LEARN TH_
stock broking business? I want a live
ambitious representative In every ell**
and town to handle stocks, bond- ouii
mortgages; applicant must turnish references and have from 1100 to I6U0 personal capital. Write or call M. R. Edgar
— Co.. 34 Victoria Street, Toronto.
THE JOHN INGUS CO., limited
Engineers and Boilermakers
Boilers of   all    kinds— Engines,
Pumps and Heavy Plate Work
Write ua for Prices
14 -trachan Ave., Toronto, Canada
How to Do It
Sonny—Aw, pop, I don't wanter
study arithmetic.
Pop—What! A son of mine grows
up and uot be able to figure up thit
baseball scores and batting averages.
Never.
Old va- Young Animals
To yield the best meat, an animal
should be neither too old nor too
young. The meat from an old animal Is usually tcugb; that from on*
too young lacks flavor and substance,
owing to the large amount of water
present. Au old animal, ln poor
flesh, can be made to produce a fairly
good carcass if fattened rapidly.
Why He Couldn't Go In
A small hut very black negro wan
standing very erect at one side of the
door of a house where a colored man
had Just died. Tlio services we-o
ubout to bec.in. Aren't you coming
Inside.
I would It I could, said   the   small
hoy, but, you see, lse de crape'
Asthma No Longer Dreaded. The
dread of renewed attacks from asthma
has no hold upon those who have
learned to rely upon Dr, J. D. Kell-
ogg's Asthma Remedy. So safe do
they feel that complete reliance is
placed on this true specific with the
certainty that it will always do all
lhat Its makers claim. If you have
not yet learned how Bafe you are with
this preparation nt hand get It to-day
and know for yourself.
Care of Dairy Cows
Thc cows should he kept In drv
quarters and protected from the cold.
The barn should be clean, warm and
well ventilated. Cold water should
not be given to the cows in winter.
Warm It to about 65 or 70 degrees.
W.  N. U. -33
No More Children
Little Mary's father had denied her
a pleasure which she had confidently
expected to enjoy.     That night, when
she Bald her prayers at her mother'B
knee, she concluded with this petitlbn:
And please don't give my papa any
more children.     He don't know ho*
j to treat those he'a got now.
O  N'S
E M I - ANNUAL  SAL
.^
_Mlk
/*5\._ ^m
Have You Received Our Sale
Catalogue ?
It Is Full of Money Saving Opportunities.
It will give you full information
absutthe generous values we are
offering to our Mail Order Customers
and show you how to make substantial tarings on many necessities.
In this sale we have reduced the profits to the point where they barely cover the
t
expenses of handling. This is one reason why we are offering such splendid values
in our Semi-Annual Sale Catalogue. The other is that our sale has assumed such
proportions that we can buy in enormous quantities, and quantities always influence
manufacturers to allow us substantial concessions.
You should not be without a copy of this catalogue. If you do not possess a
copy let us know ar.d w. will forward you one without delay.
All orders should be mailed now. While we have made provision for a big demand it is possible that some lines will be so!d out before the end of the sale, and
we cannct replenish any line that becomes exhausted. This is an important point
.hat we desire to firmly impress upon our customers.
Every item in our Sale Catalogue is
covered by Our Liberal Guarantee
of money refunded if you are not
fully satisfied.
o*T. EATON C<_
WINNIPEG
LIMITED
CANADA
1 GRAIN
CO., LIO.
WINNIPEG,
CALGARY
EXECUTIVE
T. A. Crerar, E. J. Fream, John Kennedy, William Moffat.
DIRfcCfORAYK
Manltona—T.   A.   Crerar    John   Kennedy,   Wm.   Mol'at,   R.   McKenzie.    Sa.katch«w__.-■<__<.
Lancley. J.  A.   Mahartj,  K.  W.   Green, J.  Monition.    Alberta—E,   J.   Fream.
If you con-lffn your grain to us It will be locked after In the belt poialble manner.
OUR  AIM
To better ._:* condition of the farmer and cut out the spread between th* producer and Uu.
.conaumer.	 IHO    iv.."I'/"; rv      U_BI.tti-A.Ct_i,   n.*,.
THE     ISLANDER
P iblished   every   Saturday   »t  Cumberland,   B.C.,   l>y
Iskudfc Printing & Publishint; Company
VV. li. Dunn, Manager,
Edward VV. Bickle, Editor.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1913.
Advertising rales published elsewhere in thp paper.
Subscription priue $1.50 per your, p;iyul>ie in ndvance
The editor does   not  hold   himself  responsible  for   fiews expressed by
eorresiHindeiits.
What the Editor has to say.
The mflrvels of the construction of the Panama Canal and
in" effect of the new waterway on tlie world's geography weir
described by Dr, Vaughan Cornish in a lecture entitled "The
I'iii.iih.i Canal and the British Empire,' at the Royal Geographical-Society, He first showed the relation of the canal to
ihe Geography bonks. The Americans started operations in
Ifl04, snid the lecturer, and probably by the coining autumn
the first great liners would go sailing across South America—
literally across it.
"Its importance to us," says the lecturer, "isprimarily due
to the fact that our empire is Set iu the sea. We consist of a
number of countries separated by the unsociable ocean. But
the friendly Panama Canal will reduce some of the distances
which separate our constituent countries, and in doing so will
bring us all nearer to each other. Then we are a great shipping community, carrying not only from our own ports, but
from 'oreign port to foreign port as international curriers, so
that the general reduction in sea distances which will result
from the canal is of great commercial importance " Thereat
i-sl fact was that it brought British Columbia 6000 miles nearer to the ho.ne country. This would facilitate the flow of
emigrants and the export of finished products both to British
i 'olumbia and to the provinces behind it. British Columbia
wis one of the most desirable countries in the whole of our
empire, with a splendid climate, fertile land, great mineral
wealth, extensive forests stocked with game, and rivers crowd
ed with fish. It was undoubtedly destined to be the home of
a great part of the British race, and its character and circumstances were such as would foster all that was best in our
character and our civilization. An astounding development
u'-s thus likely to follow the opening of the canal.
We havo just opened up for your
inspection the following
staple lines of
SPRING
FOOTWEAR
Men's Dry Shod Blutchers Bals, heavy sole, good fitter $6.50
Young Melius Patent Button Boots, all sizes     5.50
Men's Gun Metal Blutcher Bals  __.   6.00
Men's Dongola Oxford Pumps _._    3.00
Ladies' Patent Button Boots, all sizes $4.50 and 5.25
Ladies' Dongola Blutcher Bals, common-sense heels..   3.50
Ladies' FatenlToo Slippers, strap $2.75 and 3.50
Ladies' Gun Metal Bals, Goodyear Welts    5.00
High School Girls' Shoe, common-sense heels    3.00
Matrons' Congress, common-sense heel, black r__   2.25
Ladies' Tan Button Boots $4.75 and 5.50
Everything  in   Children's,   Misses'   and   Boys'   Footwear
Macfarlane Bros.
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B. C.
The Week in an article on the Cumberland strike says in
part :—
" The wen think they are too harshly dealt with ; that
one of tlieir number has been discriminated against and practically frozen out ot employment because he too faithfully
discharged his duty as a gas examiner. The employers claim
that thei/ are fii/litinr; » battle to a finish with an American
organization which seeks to dominate the coal mining industry
of British Columbia. These two points of difference would
seem to lie as far asunder as tbe Poles and would appear to
suggest that there is a niisunderstonding which careful investigation might remove.
" Discrimination against a workman is a difficult thing to
prove, although it is often suspected. The evidence is invaii-
ably circumstantial and not always conclusive. However
strongly the men may feel that they are right in their suspicion
it is extremely doubtful if they cm prove it, and if they fail to
do so they would have to abandon tlieir contention as untenable.'
To this we must repeat what has already been threshed
out iii Cumberland time and again, For the information of the
Week we know of no one who has heen harshly dealt with, or
discriminated against, or frozen out of employment, The case
the Week reters to is undoubtedly that of Mottishaw, who left
this district some time ago, and we may say that Mottishaw
never noted on aoas committee for the Cumberland mines to
one knowledge. He may have done so at Etension mines. But
when Mottishaw first came to Cumberland and asked for work
li, was offered a job driving a mule in No. 4 mine, which he
refused -Shortly after he obtained employment with a contractor in the same mine without first obtaining permission
from the overman and was being paid a higher rate of wages
than that paid in the district. To this the manager of that
mine had a decided objection and ordered the contractor to
dispense with his services. The following day Mottishaw made
application to the malinger of No. 4 Mine for the position that
lie was offered in the first case, when the manager referred
bim to the overman, who employed all drivers. 'Mottishaw
never applied to the overman, evidently not wanting the iob.
Afterwards he came out with the statement that he was discriminated against, and the local U.M.W. of A. took a holiday.
NEW   GOODS
TRUNKS, SUIT CASES
Ladies' Slippers, Men's Boots
and  Shoes,  Boys  Lecky Shoes
FRESH FISH
Mondays and Fridays
K. ABE   &  COMPANY
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland, 8. <_J.
The Store of                              The Store of  | 8
Quality                                       Quality          I
The Big Store
■
NewGoods arriving
by every boat
We are showing some exceptional values in many          |
staple lines.   S'.'e our showings of
Towellings, Towels-special
Shaker's Flannels and
Flannellette Blankets
Linens
We have the best values ever shown in this vicinity,
all were bought at clearing prices, and we
are offering them to you
at Bargain Prices
We want your Grocery Order, and guarantee satisfaction,
as our Grocery Department is stocked with nothing
but the cleanest of fresh groceries.
Phone 88.
J. BARRIE,
Successor i_ A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,
Ice Cream,
Fruits,
Cigars and
Tobaccos
McKiiineirs Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
FOR SALE
FIFTEEN    ACRES    OJT   GOOD
1        HNI-,   Sv m-nsrUrnl.   II,...-
iiLTt-s in  Markttt Gun leu containing
__.isplieiT.e-., Strawberries, oto.
Edward W. Bickle
NOTAKY PUBLIC,
C_NVEY_N-Bff,
nml UK.11. ESTATE
, t'U.\lliKA'l,\NA B.C
LABOUR   COMMISSION
il
\W k CO, I
OITTtNGS of the PiovinoW Eiihout
Coin III issjun will he held us follows:
Nun: iimi— Monday, EVbrintry 17t.li, at
8 p.m., Court  //uuse
GuinliQilaiid — ll'eihiesdiiy,    FebruiM'j'
19th, nl 8 pin.
Alberni—Monday,   February 21th, nl
8 p.m.
Amlvsmiili—Tuesday, February 25th,
at fl ,'iO p.m.
.tevestoii—J/oiiday,   J/nrch  3rd,  nl
2-HO pin
Chilliwaok—Tuesday,   Miiroli  4th, al
2-30 pin
Now   H'l'siniiiisl"!'   Tliiirsiliiy. Unrcli
Oth, at 11 ii.oi,   City //till
Vancouver— Fi'iiiny, March 7th, ut 10
a.m., Court liouso
Tito Commission is empowered to
inquire into all matters affecting tin
conditions of labour in British Col
iimbia, /III persons interested tire
invited to tittelid and give evidence.
II. G.l'AllSOX,
Vliairmav
F. R McA'AJ/ARA,
Secretary.
'S
Ice Cream  Sodas
Milk Shakes
Sundaes
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kind-i-Best quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars- The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
JohnWestfield
Better known as "Peg"
GENERAL TEAMING
Wood and Coal Hauled
Palace
Livery
II
MAIL SERVICE
Mails for Dispatch:--Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.:
Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
and Saturday, 6 a.m.
Comox and District:—Tuesday,
12.15 p. m.; Wednesday and Friday, 4..0 p.m.
Per SS. Cowichan, Sunday, at
2 p.m., and Tuesday 6 a. m.
Mails arriving:—Vancouver,
Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.: Tuesday
afternoon; Wednesday and Friday nights.
Comox District:—Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Ter SS. Cowichan, Tuesday
noon und Sunday morning.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
lie in this office nut later thau
U) a. in. mi Thursday.
pOO.00OOO._O_'
P, PHILLIPS HARRISON
Hamster,   Solicitor    and '
9 Notary Public.
ft OO OOO 00000000000000000i*0 -
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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pj-PARTMENT 01? LANDS
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is heieby given that the
A'scrve existing hy reason of
llie notice published in the British Columbia Gazette of December -7th,
1007, is cancelled in so far as the dame
relatJS In the following described lands
so as to pi rrait of the sale of the timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast corner
of of Lot No. 2849, Uedonda Islaud,
New Westminster /district; thence east
IM chains; i leiiee north 4 chains; thence
east 19 chain*-; ilience south 25 chains*
llienee west 32 chains, more or less, to
the enst Iioundiiry of Lot No. 2849;
thence iioriheily along the enst hotm-
djiry of snid lot to the point of com
inence uent; containing by admeasurement 7-i acres more or less.
HOB GUT A. HKNWICK,
Deputy Minister uf Lauds.
Department nf Lands,
Vicluriu, II.C, _-«.-,*••__*• 11th, 1912
Dec 21 3m
FIRE!! FIRE!!
For absolute protection write a Policy In
the LONDON AND
LANCASHIRE   FIRE
INSURANCE     COMPANY    of
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, 826.78_.93
WESLEY WILLARD,
Local Agent
THE BEST of
HORSES and
BUGGIES
FOR HIRE.
JAS, CAIRNS & SON, Props,
Mra. Sinitns will ^ive Itmsiui-. nn tha
piano Ht her h< uae in .lum-mlem, fiumerly
owned hy Mr. jani__ Stewart, at any
time by appoint thent, except   Tueadty..
OVER 65 YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
COUI-T--,KAY, B.C.
uuv. 1
Trade Marks
Designs
COPVRIQHTS Ac.
AtitoupBending n Bitot fl. and doacrtptlon mn.
tiulnitly iwerialn our oi>liii.in free wnethor nu
llivetltlfrlj la iirnhnlily pjiteiitnhlq, ConimHiJlpju
l twin m rlct ly mmiiiuiii I a I. HAI.QB-OK on Patenta
Bout freo. (-Most iiuonry fornocur.jijrjputciita,
I'titontfl ihIu-ii thnii'Kli Slium <■ Co. ftC..M
BtwUtl notice, wilhnut chnraa, lut69
Scientific American.
A Jiftndnomely ll.ni.In.tM wpeWy., ■ Largest clr-
I'liliitlon of .my  Ki'ltjiiliilo  J-jur-inl,    T.ru.i.   (or
<'.'tm_U, t-'i.T. :. yenr, ]i--[Hij*- pii'iHild.   bold b*
Ull   IH-W.-Hl.-lH-M. *
IVlUF.fi _. Co.38'8™"^. New Yorft
llra-cli OILm, li_ V 8_ Was-lu-lto-, D. C, . •.«
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i
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THE ISLAXDKIi, CUMREKI.AJfT),   C.P
" The Magnet Cash Store"
STOVES
RANGES
FURNITURE
HARDW RE
SOLE
AGENT
Phone 31
FOR EDISON AND
COLUMBIA   PHONOGRAPHS
ALSO GOODYEAR NON-SKID
PNEUMATIC AUTOMOBILE TIRES
Cumberland, B.C.
muni-iii nn n mi  inrrwi im       i iii  ■ii**t~-
> 9 »-»»»♦ a*-**--"1
Sharles Bonet
*
Will undertake all kinds of repairs to Gasoline Engines
Steam Engines, toiler, Electrical Appliances & Fittings
Mechanical Works, Motor Boats, etc., overhauled and
put into first class shape.   For estimates apply at
No. 8 Red House,
West Cumberland
Result Noi
Woi'th Cost
Co_t!i!U.-l frum Finn 1'ug-.-.
ready to pay them what they
earn. There are exceptions, but
they are so much in the minority |
that they prove the rule. The
average employee desires to
work under favorable conditions
and is ready to do a good day's
work for a good day's pay.
These are the normal conditions,
and Mr. Williams has certainly
conspicuously failed to show thai
conditions were abnoimal at
Cumberland up to the time the
men " took a holiday." We seem
about to witness the utter failure
ul' an ill-advised exhibition of the
result of '-'class consciousness"
on the part of the miners. Wc
suggest that they might be wise
in future to approach the consideration of real or imaginary
grievances from the standpoint
of ordinary common-sense. 11
their employers will not meet
them on such a basis, public
opinion will speedily compel them
to.
NOTICE TO CONTlUOTOIlo
Fann. BaySouool
CE-I.-l) TRNDERS, aupi-wcrilieil
k'     "TeniliT for V y Bay Scliixil,''
will be nri'ivi-1 I'v tlieHunoumbl. the
Minister of Public Works up to noon
it' Friday, iln< 28th day of February.
1'JKI, fur ihe election  nml completion
of a ulus-i in school Im ill I in:.'ai Finmi
Buy,  in tin- Ci ix Elecloral District,
lJl;ins, S|ieuiEiciilion-), contract, and
form, of tender may !"' -Ji-eii nu and
after the 7th day of February, 1913,
at ilio office of John Baird, Enq., Gov*
ejiuneut Agent, Cumberland, B.C.:
Qeorge Thomson, government Agent,
N illinium; Mr. Fred /.arson, Scerctaiv
of School Board, Union Buy, B.C.; and
ai tlio Deparlment of Work-:, Pavli|i
ment Building-, Victoria, B. C,
Copies of plan-- and specifications
may lie obtained on depositing a curti
lii-ii cheque for ..10, to te refnuded'ou
return of plan*- and specifications bv
ijflto tendm'-i arc r_e_ifriibIo;
Bach proposal mustbeacooinpanietl
by nu accepted bank cheque or certili-
onle of deposit on a chartered bank o
Cauadn, made payable to the /Amour-
able ihe ilinist-r of Public Works, foi;
a -um equal to 10 per cenfe of i.lu
tender, which slmll l.e f_r.eit.il if the
party tendering decline to eiiter into
eniitnict when called upon In do so, or
if be f'il to complete thc work con
•racted for. The cheques or certificates
oi deposit of unsuccessful tenderers
wid be returned to them upon Uie
execution of the contract.
Tenders wiil nol I"1 considered in -
less made nut on the forms supplied,
* j-ned »iih the acttuil signalureinf
the lendcrer, nnd enclosed in tie
uvelo| e- furnished.
The lowest or any tender mil
necessarily iicoepted,
,1. K. UIUFFITII,
Public Works ICnyineer.
Deparlment of Public Works, .
Victoria, II. C, 1'ebruan/ 6th, iUltf
Way, Grain
Flour
Full Stock of all kind'- of Feed kept on hand
all the time at the Lowest Market Prices.
Made from No. 1 Hard Wheat,' First Quality Family
Flour $1.65 per sack
i
Lea\'e your orders at
"«7
A. B.
Corn ter D-'us^iuir and First Street
A & M ■■   . ■'-
V  i .('■-.- .St,,' -J*
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Sym.psU of Coal Mining Regulations
CO .L'uiuii l' -it-iii' uf ilu' U.'ii.ini
i>, Mm*... hn, auftk-itchowBh an' Atborl <.
ih., YiikniiT. ni-ury. tlu N rrltweBl l\.rri
i -rin- nn.! in « |)i rtloii cf tlm Prov not) of
Briil-h C luiiit'iH, may ba lensed fori, imin
I twoi iy-i'iie yfrir* -r n (.initial n ht*-,] . t
SI ni Boro. N'*i in ■ •- lhn|i 2,600 mtvt
.v j 11.. l.-as.d tin ne applicant,
Ap|']'rH'i"ti for uleauB muni In- madi- lr.
|t.-..|»|iliniiii sn |" ti"" fi tlie Agent >*i oul.
iVgai.tnf tbo (I'Mni-t in which ll.u.igln.
up piled fur are -ft.u-.f_-L
iMurveyfld territory the land most bo
de-urihud by leotion-y-r I.*<*{hI Bubdtviiiiona
of fsfiiti.-iiB, tiul in iMi!»iiivi-yt-il it iidry
ihe tracr.applied for -....-ll hf. nuked nut by
rheapplioalll liim-i-lf,
J_Uch Hppliaatiun muni bo aooompnnled
by a fee (if $6 which will be refundt-rl if thfi
ilt-hta applied fnrarenntavHflable, but not
ntherwisB A r* y.-it.) -hall be paid on 'lu
ni. r_' mit-.bit- .ui put uf tbo mine at tht
rate cf live cents per t n.
The persmi op-rating the mine filial 1
-unmb the Agon' wirb bwihu return.. b_
uun *■.(«_! I1 r Hie ful quantity i f m ruh
ttiuableooalmim.'d ami p-y 'Ik* royalty
thereon. If "I"- u al ininiaa rights ar_
not Mm. operated sue returns shall bu
fumi-hed ai le-i«t utioeayear,
Tlm leant, will include the coal minim
rights only, but thei twee may be permit
ted to purcbane whatever available Rur
face r'gbta may be cnnBidered  ueces_»ry
tf rth.-wrkiiiu"!1!'" miueal tliunuu <>f
IsiO OOanaftn
" F'.rfulli f -■     ■ -ppll ttji .-   b uid
ibenii.d.'tn the Seen, ary ui the Dopar.*
:  ...-nt . t the Ii.h- i"i   OtiHW-i,   "i- in   Huy
A ent ■ r Sub Au n'   11) mli n u Lhhhm
W   W, COKV,
Deputy Mil UtuV. t ibelhterior.
N B- t'n-.u 1"! •/, d pulili_9.li n "f th***
idvei ibt.uifii   »mt.... 0- i i-tt. l-.r.
LAND   ACT.
Victoria ...nd .Diatrict
Diatrict uf Skyward
Take uutice thai Morgan O'Brien, of
Nrtuaiiu<>) l;.t'., uccupation hotel proprie-
tur, iiiteuda to upply for permiaaiuu tu
purchase the .olluwiug described lands;—
Coniui-.i.iut.  at a p.iat planted at the
N W. Owner of P.R, 3705, thenoe north
40chains, eut AOohains, Bouth40chains,
■■> i-.m 40clniin-i to point uf commencement),
OUQtaii ni:; IHO acres more or lesa.
Morgan O'Brien, Applicant
M. J. M. Keown,   Agent.
Dated becepiber 20tb, 1012. ^ 3
3ayward Land Diatrict.
District of Sayward
Take   notice   that James  Affleck,  of
Kaliaimu, B.C., uooupatiun ageut, intenda
u. apply for petiiii-Bnion bu purchat-i.
ihe following described inndsi-^Oummen'
int. at a post planted at the Bnutheiut
ut.riior uf Pr, 3795, thenoe north 40
.hams, theuce east 40 chain-, I home
oinli 40 chains, thence west 40 obains to
point of oommouaemeut, and cuntainiug
1,60 acre, more orless. Jambs Affleck.
M. J. M Iveowu, ageut
Dated December 20th, 101L',
SAYWARO LAND  lUSTUIUT.
District of Sayward.
Take notice that Fred Booth, of Nan-
limn, occupation bookkeeper, inte ds tu
ipply for permission to pur-haae tlie foi-
uwing described landa;—Commencing ai
. pout planted at the northwest corner ol
l\ A. Toombs' application to purchase
(cf 040 acre_), theuce north 80 chains;
hence east 80 chains; thence south 80
U-.-iiH, thence west 80 eh-tiu*-. to point t
lummeiioement- and containing 040 aores
more ur leaa. Fhek liouru, ■
JM.J,MKeown, agsnt.
D.itud Deeember 20th, 11)12.
SAYWARD LAND D1ST1UCT
DI8TB-OT OFKAYWABD
Take notice that .P, A. Toombs, of Nh-
iiaimo, B.C., ocuupatiuu broker, intends
tu apply forperibiBsion to purchase tbe
following describt'd land.:—C >mtnouciti_
t a post planted at the northeast cornet
of TL 37483, thence west 80 chains.thence
north 8U chaius, tlieuce east 80 chain.,
iheticu -.outli 80 obains ro point t.f coin-
metioement, containing (i40 acres more or
n sa. T A. TouUBs,
M. i. McKeown,ag____,
DatedDaoember 20tb, 1913.
DlrftaiOT OF SAYWARD
Take notice thnt Hilton Eaton,
of Nanaimo, occupation a broker,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lauds;—
Omumenoing at a post planted at tbe
north went corner of TL 45_!1, thut ct
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
iheoce souib 80 chains, tbence west 8(J
chains to point of commencement, aid
containing 010 aores inure or Iusg,
Hilton Eaton,
M, .i. Mlveown, agent.
Dated Deceinbur 2Uih, J -JX-i
D18TRIOT UK SAYWARD
Take notice that A, E. Tuumbs, of N«-
uftttno, 0C0U|ation bicker, intend1, to apply for permissioii to purchase the follow
■ irtiiin desoribod 'lands;— Commencing ai
a post planted at tlie northeush corner uf
il- 37183, thence north 80 chains, thenc.
east 80 chains, I hence south 80 chains,
theuce west 80 chains to point uf commencement and containing G-0 acres more
or lesB, A. E. Toomu.s.
M..i. McKeown, agent.
Dated December 20th, lOiii.
DISTRICT OF SAYWARD
Take nutice ilmt Charles I.-d.ly* ol
(.,) ebto, I'Q., occupation clerk. Intends
to apply f<u permission to purchase the
following described land*:—Commencing
at a post planted at the northwest corner
of Hilton Eaton's application to purchase,
thenoe north 80 chains, theuce east 80
chains, thenoe a nth 80 chains, Lhunce
west NO chains to point of coiuineuceuieut
and containing 040 aores more or leas.
Cnutu-s REDD.*,
M. J. M Keown, agent.
Dated December IIOili, 1912,
Heaters! Heaters!
Our First Shipment has just arrivad. and now cm sale.   Prices
ranging from S tO $10
BLANKETS AND COMFOBTERS
Blankets from £2.75 a pair up
Comforters IVuiii :?1.75 ench up
A   full  stock of Furniture, l!i«ls,  Springs, Mattresses, and
Linoleums alvvayB <ni lumd.
"The Furniture Store
McPhee Block A.   McKI,NNON       Cumberlan    B.C
Viotoria, B.C.
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REAL ESTATE AND
COMMISSION AGENT
Head ©epic.: 518, Pisguard Street,
VICTOBIA, B,C,
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PROPRIETOR
THE BEST OF WINES, LIQUOR & CIGARS ;
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OUR   ::   SPECIALTY
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Window and Door Frames made to Order; Windows and
Doors; Paints, Oils and Varnishes; Lime, Bricks, Cement,
Lath and Plaster; Builders'Hardware; Plumhing Supplies
As good as the best and better than the rest
"apital Paid Up $11,500,000
Reserve Fund, $12,500..0(-
THE R0YHL BHNK
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SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
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CUMBERLAND, B.C., lii.m.li -   —   —     OPEN DA" "
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch—QfEN THURSDAVS
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. HofF,   Manager.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C.
NANAIMO
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WORKS
. \ Henrte soli, Proprietor
..And Dt-ftlKii*fumltiwd
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AND
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B.C.
Real Estate and Insurance
Licenced Ajictioneers and
Valnevs*    Notary    Public
We have a large number of enquiries for Acreage in
Comox Valley.    If you have anything lo sell list with us,
We are Auctioneers, see us if you want n sale and wc
will arrange one at the shortest possible nutice and get  i
the best prices.
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THE   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
are under double s
strength to live and learn and
strength to grow—tliey must
j have nourishment—not overloaded stomachs, but concentrated nutriment to aid
nature during the growing
period.
The wonderful record of
Scott'* Emulsion as a_bodybuilder has been proved for
three generations. It strengthens
the bones, muscles and sinews;
builds the body, creates energy
and vigor; prevents and relieves
colds and fortifies the lungs.
Millions of delicate and undeveloped children have been
made strong, sturdy and hearty
with Scott's Emulsion.
Insist em having SCOTT'S.
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SOURCE OF THE CONGO
German Explorer Says It I. tht
Largtit River In Africa
Berlin, Germany.— Lieut. Grastz
I the German oflicer who tn 1909 tr.f-
j ersed Africa ln a'motorcar and than
; undertook u cross the continent iu
i a motorboat, send, ihe following tela*
gram from tiakanla in the Itelglaa
Congo:
"By the first voyage along the ea*
tire river course from source to mouth
have proved the Zambesi river, in
northern Hhcdesla, to be the source
of the Conjo. This definitely estal,
Ushea that ihe Congo Is the longest
river ln Africa.
Wo have reached the Katanga by
motorboat from both the east and the
west coasts, thus completing the trip
I across ATrlca, which also Included an
observation trip through the Ne*
Kamrruii.
Lieutenant Oraetz announce, hie in
: tent Ion lo organize an Anglo-German
! airship I'sp-tlltlo.. tor the exploration
| of New Guinea.
Willie, said the teacher. Is there
_oy difference l.etween the words 'sufficient,' and 'enough?'
Yes, ma'am, replied Willie, "Sufficient,' Is when mamma thinks you
-ave eaten enough pie, and 'enough'
Js when I think I have eateu suUl-
-ient.
Mlnard'a   Liniment  Cure.  Garget
Cow.
In ten years Canada has received
.,700,000 new settlers.
State-Aid for Athlete.
Copenhagen.—One of the leading
-tttlotic clubs in Sweden have asked
Ihe Swedisa parliament to make them
sn annual grant of 127,500 In ordjr
that they may be able to repeat the'*
successes at the Olympic games this
"fear.
Payment In Kind
Berlin, Germany.—Rudolph Baum-
.uertner, a restaurant-keeper ut Prted-
Hchskoog. bought 4000 pounds of cabbage from a farmer, the price being
. rabbit stow and as large a quantity
of erog as the farmer could drink without becoming Intoxicated.
FEARFUL
HEADACHES
Stomach Bad, no Appetite, Wa. Losing  Weight  and  Strength
Wonderful Change When Health Wa.
Restored by
DR. CHASE'S
NERVE FOOD
Headache Is a symptom and not a
disease in itself. It acts as a danger
signal to warn you of serious trouble.
By reading Mr Donneral's letter
you will be satisfied that there is no
treatment to be compared to Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food as a means of
building up the system and removing
the cause of headaches, sleeplessness
and indigestion.
Mr. Charles Donneral, Klelnburg,
Ont., writes: "I wish to communicate
to you the gr?at cure which I received from Dr, Chase's Nerve Food. For
over two years I suffered from fearful
headaches, my appetite was always
poor, nod the stomach bad. 1 took
medicines from physicians, but tho
headaches persisted, and I was rarely
frpc- frnei thf-m. '
Reading about Dr.   Chase's Ner"6
Food T began using It. with lift!
that I would be benefited
- .*.,. „.,,, -.--ip hut t'ir ,tinned
|  »200,000  VANISHES  FROM   BANK
I Ingenious Scheme of Swindling   Contrived by Manager Now In
Cu.tody
Consternation Is caused In Finnish
financial world by what would seem to
be the greatest swindle ever perpetrated in the commercial history ot
Finland. The affair has for the mv
ment eclipsed the all-absorbing anxiety and eagerness with which the developments lu the political feud with
the Russian government are followed.
M. Nils Idman, manager of th-*
Tammerfors branch of the local For
enings Banken, was suddenly detained a few days ago by the police upon
orders received from the head office,
and after arrest the safe of tho
branch under ldmans charge wa.
opened, but It was found to be empty,
although it should have contained, according to the book., securities for to
the amount of $210,000.
Idman had devised an Ingenious
scheme. When ,customers were
granted loans against good securities
the latter were of course, deposited
In the safe: but Idman abstracted
them soon afterward and obtained
loans on thom on his own account
from banks. Ills bank will have to
make good all the losses, the total
amount of which is stated to be something between $1,000,000 and $2,500.
000. Including all the dishonest deal,
with private people.
Wholesale Forgery
Books and checks have been forged
and months may elapse until everything is cleared, if this can ever be
done.     The number   of   firms   and
wealthy  private   persons   who  hav* I
been partially or totally ruined Is stat-1
ed to be about 200.
An elderly widow was left by her
hUBband $200,000. Idman took over1
the charge of the money three years .
ago, and has actually never given any
receipts for It, so strong was the belief in him that those documents were
never asked for. There Is not a penny left tor the poor woman, who
Is 80 years of age, and friends have
secured her a place In a home, which
is nothing but a better-class workhouse.
A director named   Snellman,   who
had charge of the Nordiska Bank, the
second in importance in Tammerfors,
committed suicide two days after Id-
man's arrest.     Though that bank la
stated to be untouched by thc fall of
Idman,  M.   Enellman's personal loss
is reported to be $50,000.      He had
been induced to hand over to Idman
securities for $20,000.
,,.,,, ]    Two girl cashiers are also ln cus-
t tin*i he. tody,     It is the 'habit of practically
,   v. ..,    ' „"„i' all the Finnish banks to employ wo*
icome thin and weak, but the -en i r    , men „_.,.•-.-,     T1,e tw0 WOmcn con-
box helped  me, and with  con'-urn   .___.<* amla tear8 ■*.-», they had known
treatment T have been cured ami resi  o{ -ume-0Us irregularities committed
Constipation
Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief—Permanent Care
cmei-di* 	
rioo—impcove the compleuoa—brighten
eyes. Smell KB, _»•___*., -mil hies.
Genuine must be- Signature
mmmtwmmmmmwmm
Positively
the best
flour
your
1  money  j
can
i	
TRy
Smart Boy
One evening, after returning from
school, little Willie rushed into the
grocery store where his mother buys
things, and ..aid to the grocer:
Eleven pounds of coffee at 25 cents,
eight pounds ot tea at 30 cents, and
HI eoun-'-i nf sugar at « c-nts. How
much will that he altogether?
Five dollars and seventy-five cents,
replied the grocer.
Are you quite sure?
Of course I'm sure.
AU right. Thanks. That's my
arithmetic lesson for to-morrow.
And Willie (led.
A Cure for Rheumatism.—A painful
and persistent form of rheumatism is
caused by Impurities In the blood, th.
result of defective action ot the liv.tr
and kidneys. The blood becomos
tainted by the Introduction of uric
ncid, which causes much pain In Lie
tissues and In the Joints. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are known to have effected many remarkable cures, and
their use Is strongly recommended. A
trial of them wl.l convince anyone of
their value.
Why hi*.   Wanted It
Arthur's mother sent him to the
hardware store to buy a thermometer.
He stated his wants to the salesman.
Did your mother say what size you
were to get? asked the salesman.
Why, leplled the boy, just give me
the biggest one you've got. You
see, it's to warm my bedroom with.
TWU WINTERS UN H-W
TU CURE A GOLD
MTien you begin to sniff and feel a
burning seunatiuu in .he.ins._- passages,
or when a tickling irritation in your
throat starts you coughing, the first
important thine is to act at once. It's
the neglected cold that becomes trouble-
some and dangerous.
The second important thing to do is
to take Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed,
Licorice and Chlorodyne, and keep it up
till the cold disappears entirely.
Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed, Licorice
and Chlorodyne is absolutely free from
harmful drugs, and cau safely be given
even to moderately young children.
It is pleasant tasting and quick acting,
promptly, relieving the irritation of the
throat and nostrils, loosening the
mucus, promoting expectoration, and
checking the cold.
Your druggist has Na-Dru-Co Syrup
of Linseed, Licorice and Chlorodyne in
25c. and 50c bottles, or cun quickly get
it for you. Compounded by the National
Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada,
Limited. 315
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oSks
Clock Without a Spring
A unique timepiece has recently
been invented by Eugene Walser, a
watchmaker ln Los Angeles. Four
years of work has perfected a clock
which keeps accurate time, but ts
without a spring tn Its makeup. The
motive power ts gained by the clock
rolling down an incline, regulated by
a wonderful arrangement of weights
on the inside of the clock. There is
no winding to be done, but every 30
days the clock is lifted to the top of
the incline and begins to slide downward. The dial does not revolve
with the ease, but remains as an ordinary dial with tho figure 12 at the
top. The incline is of polished wood,
sixteen inches long, with an 8 1-3
per cent grade. There is no relation
between the wood and the clock; it
ts simply a matter of properly adjured weights which move the hands and
control the downward motion of the
timepiece.
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Tho    hendiirhp*
la good
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ell Uric Acid Diseased. Including Kid.
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Idly relieved and permanently cured
by SANOL. A remedy that has an
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.cores of neople, who have been cured
of one or more of tntuw -..niplalau,
by
SANOL
Write for full Information.
Price SI.50 Per Bottle at all Leading
Dnjfi'rista.
THE SANOL  MTG.   CO.,  LTD.
WINNIPEG,  MANITOBA
like a   new    man
hnvp dicamipirpcl, my tippptlt
and digestion pspp'l"nt.     I writ- this
letter In liorm   thnt   other   sufferers
f-om lipa'lnclip may us-* nr.  Chase's
Nerve Food and bp cured.''
Dr. TIt-sp's Nerve food. BOe. a box.
<i for $2.SO. at all tlp-'lers or Edmanson
nates & Co., Limited.
The smnllept plpptrlc dvnnmo in thi-
world was pvhihited reepntlv before
thp Frpncli Acdemv of Science. So
small Is this dynamo that Its hasp
would not ippuny nl1 the space on a
Canadian ten cent piece.
Mlnard'a t-l.ilment Cures Diphtheria.
Another Doq '
Griggs—Lost money in thnt stock
deal, did you! Say, let me give you
a pointer.
Briggs—No, you   don't.    No   morp
pointers for me.     What I'm looking
tor now Is a retriever.
by Idman, who seems to have exercised extraordinary influence ov?r
them.
Even tho State Bank ot Finland has
not escaped teing dragged. In a way,
into this regrettable tangle.
Its Virtue Cannot be Described —
No one can explain the subtle power
that Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil possesses. The originator was himself Bur-
prised by the wonderful qualities that
his compound possessed.      That he i ...        . _
was the benefactor   of   humanity   -s, attached, and the Archduchess Elen-
RINCESS RENOUNCES HER TITLE
First  Instance    In    Which    Austrian
ArchduchEss  Marries  Beneath
Her Rank
An Austrian archduchess now desires to renounce her rights and titles
to marry a young naval officer caused
some surprise in Vienna recently, as
this was the first instance ln the history of the House of Hapsburg in
which an archduchess has wished to
marry beneath her rank, although numerous instances of archduke renouncing family rights for the sake of women ot humble birth navi* occurred.
The Archduchess Eleonore, eldest
daughter of the Archduke Karl Stephen, has become engaged to Lieutenant
Alfons von Kloss. It was during a
cruise that she met her future husband, who was ln charge of the yacht,
Revansko, belonging to the archduchess' father.     The young pair became
FLOUR
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The One
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for all the year
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Ask your   nearest Columbia
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Xmas Columbia Records.   (Fit
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Territory Open to Dealers
Certainly It Did
A Resemblance
Your husband says he leads a dot-
life, said one woman.
Ves, it's very similar, answered Ut
other. He comes In with muddy
feet, makes himself comfortable by
the fire and waits to be fed.
Absent Minded
Smallty la an absent-minded fellow,
said llilkes.     When he was engage-
Did your watch stop when It -ron-i J^,,.,,-; s; he askeU „-_ t0      t0 -.„
If Mp„i'6 " " 0De ma" 0f i opera with him one night aud bought
ms menu. ,y t       He explalneJ lt w
Sure, was the answer. Did you think i h„ by ,a„.-g he wa_ s0 usml t0 oc.
it wouid go through?
No ship is allowed to pass through
the Suez Canal without a searchlight
of a specified type.
cupying a single chair with her that
he didn't think.
What Was the Use
Haven't fouud your dog yet, I hear?
asked Sml-.h of his neighbor Jones.
No, answered Jones ruefully.
Well, have you advertised? asked
Smith.
What's the use? aaid Jones, the dog
can't read.
Walki After Meats
Lady of  the  House—What caused
you to become a tramp?
Ragged Rogers—The family physic-
Ian, mum. He advised me to take
long walks after me meals, an' I've
been walking after 'em ever since.
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Guarantee
OF PROFITS GIVEN
ON INVESTMENTS
MADE    WITH       US
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shown 'by the myriads that rise tn
praise of this wonderful Oil. So familiar is everyone with it that it Is
prized as a household medicine everywhere.
Preferred the Healthy Kind
Do you  wish cured  hacon? asked
the butcher of the young bride.
Well, no, she answered; I'd rather
have some that has never been 111,
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen.—Last winter I receive,
great benefit from the use of MIX*
ARD'S LINIMENT in a severe attadi
of LaOrippe, and 1 have frequently
proved It to he very effective In cases
of Inlliimmatlon.
W
Yours.
A. HUTCHINSON
ore caused her parents great displeasure by refusing several matches until, some time ago, they accidentally
discovered the reason.
Finally, seeing that she had fully
decided to carry out her project, they
gave their consent to the match, while
the emperor, who Invariably favors
love matches, also gave his consent at
a special audience to the archduke,
who earnestly pleaded on behalf of his
daughter. The archduchess, who
will be known as Frau von Kloss, will
have no claim on the revenues of the
imperial house, but the emperor may
follow his UBiiai custom of making
somo special provision for the young
pair, and raise them In rank.
TOWN  TERRORIZED  BY SPOOK
i Chases Haoless    Pedestrians    Aloni
Road In Early Hours of
How did you get j-long when you
told your father of our engagement?
asked thp timid young man.
Oh, dear, she ans-v-red, it was
dreadful. I'm so astianied of papa.
I don't believe he has a heart.
Was he unfavorable?
That _ no name for lt.     When
talked to him about our living on lovo
It is said 26,844,000 bubbles can bt
made from a pound of soap.     Try it.
When Yon Buy Matches,
Ask for
wm
They have a true  safety bas
head,   with  silent    tip.    }
never explode if Stepped  on.
Eddy's  Matches  havo satisfied Case
_1I_m since l-.l—accept no othor*.
The C. B. Eddy Company, Hull, Canada
INSIST ON GETTING "EDDY'S"
l\Washboard.,  Wood Pails and   Tubs,
In a cottage on seven dollars a week,    . . ,
^couldn't make him listen to reason | J-jJ^    p^    ^    J^
EDUCATION PAYS
Look aoo-U you and mm bow trained
Crams win bctior salaries than tra.r.-
<-d muscles, We train young men
&.D_ women to use their brains In bus*
tness. They succeed. Why not
jrou? We Invito you to write for a
cojiy of our curriculum if you want a
food training for a business ofllce or i
Wish to become a competent telegraph
operator. Write w. n. Shaw, Presi* i
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•4a.
Germany In the first seven months '.
of 1912 e.xported 20,000,000 metal.Ic I
Claaent electric lamps.
Dr. Morse's
Indian   Root
Racing Man Kicked to Death
I'uj'is.—1.1. dc Vannolse who recently owned a racing stable at St,
Mars-le-Bruyere* was billed in a curious manner ln the little railway station of Pont-de-Gennes, where he ha.l
gone to find, a racehourse which had
been sent to him from Boulogne,
M. de Vannolse was climbing iuto
the box, which was on a siding, when
two or three trucks came into collision with it.
The door of the box closed on M.
de Vannoise's neck as ho was looking
out to see what was the matter,
the   frightened   horse   inside
him to death.
Pills
are just the right medicine for the
cl-Odren. When they are constipated
—when their kidneys arc out of order
•—when over-indulgence in some
■favorite food gives them indigestion
—Dr. Morse's Indian Root Tills will
?.kkly and surely put them right.
'_rnJ.y vegetable, they neither sicken,
weakenor gripe, like harsh purgatives.
'•Guard your children's health by
•always keeping a box of Dr. Morse s
ifodian Root Pills ia the house, Tl.-yn
■Ammp  th*   Children   Well
W.   N.   U.  933
Girl Eurglar'a Mishap
Paris.—A during young girl burglar who robbed a Paris tobacco shop
was escaping by the roof when she put [to his
her foot through Uie kitchen skylight,
The cook saw hor feet appear through
tiie g!as_ and sent for the police who
reached the girl hy means of a ladder
and took her to the police station.
The Cause of It
Mrs. Tonwetgbt was-consulting tho
j physician,
Vour truuble, said he, seems to be
due to uu excess of adipose tissue.
Gracious mc, replied the good lady.
I wonder If that Is what makes in.
so dreadfully fat?
Morning
Cardiff.—A     f.rlrit    specter     .s
causing a reign of terror in the town
I of Abergele,  midway  between Rhyla
and Colwyn Bay
The ghost makes Its nppearance almost directly opposite. Glan Aber, tha
residence ,pf Mr. Kneeshaw, a local
.7.P.. and near tfco eastern entrance
of the park that surrounds Gwrych
castle, tlie Welsh seat of the earl an J
countess Dundonald.
It Is a headless   monster, and   parados the space between the gateway
on one side of the road to the gateway opposite, generally in the ea.'ly
morning.
Aben'ele m-_n on their way to work
..at T.lanildulas Hmeworks renort that
kicked illlPy ari? enased ^moat daily by the
specter but np to now no casualties >
*        I hnve occurred.
1 One of the men a laborer, nam.d
John Rush, wna terribly seared by a
weird nois.. that came from a tr_9
stretchlng above the road. He took
heels, fnd neeinc a fellow-work*
i mnn front shouted frantically for I
[help. The second man did not re-
1 cognize the voice and he In turn fled
iin terror,
The mad leading toward Tan-y-Gon*
pa, locally known ns Lovers' lane, passes through the danger zone. This one-*
favorite haunt is now deserted
love-making couples go elsewhere
nnd
London.—An   egg  boiler  made  oy ,
Gomerv, made of Sevres porcelain In
1760, was sold for $1476 at Christies |
recently, * i
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THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
BOWSETC HENS.
He Almost Trades Hi. House For
a Chicken Farm.
BUT THE MRS. OBJECTS TO IT.
And After Much Discussion ths Happy
Family Decide to Settle Their Differ,
enees In the Divorce Court—Mr.
Bowser Reneges.
By M. QUAD.
(Copyright,   !**]-.   by   Associated   Literary
Press. I
*VVTAa there u  filmier named
WW Cavendish Here thin after-
y y noon tu IihiU uver die
house?" nsked Mr. Bowser
Wben he enuie hume tu dlnni...
"Why. I snw a iniui peeking nnil peer*
Inn frum the outside, lint he iliiin'l
cume In." replied Mrs. Bowser.
"Per|in|rs Ile hiidu't the time tu see
i_e Interior."
"Wns Mr. Cnvendlsb thinking oi
building n house like ours!"
"I Unrdly think so."
"Just minted tu peek nnd peer, eh?"
"I'erhups."
When Mr. Bowser pot rendy lo ex-
plum why Farmer Cnvendlsb was
snooping around the neighborhood lie
would do so, but not until then, and it
was uo use to ask questions. It wan
bnlf an hour nfter dinner when be said:
"Mrs. Kowser, oil one or two occo-
slons we hnve discussed tbe subject ot
Martin, a chicken farm."
"Ves: 1 remember."
"I bad a chance lo make a small fortune, but you discouraged nie."
"I simply showed yuu why you could
•ot make a dollar."
"Von mean you  'moiled  figures on
e. while I wna dead right In mine.   1
"I SAW 1 HAN PEERING AROUND."
bnve about made an exchange with
Former Cnvendlsb. He takes this
bouse, nnd I take bis farm."
"And you start your chicken farm?"
I "Kiaotly."
I "When do we go?"
"Nut until uext spring. That will
five ine Iota of time to read up on
poultry."
"Well, I'm not going- to say a word
to discourage you."
Bowser's Bargain.
"You couldn't It you tried. I hnve
been over the ligures time and again.
•nd I know Just what I can do with
poultry. I have also had a banker verity my figures. I can make thousands
•f dollars a year right off the reel."
•That will be nice. You have the
figures with you. 1 suppose."
"I have."
"Well, you have tbe name of being
I very shrewd man, nnd I am glad to
bear that you feel you have at Ins*
(truck a big thing. Tbe outdoor Ufa
■""■HI be a great thing for you. Will
' lu let me look over your figure*7"
"You want to pick them to pieces, na
'hi did before"
"But how cun any one pick a hank's figure* to pieces?"
"That's so-tlmf's no." said Mr. Bow-
Mr. with a sigh of relief. "Well, here
Uhey nre, and you enn look them over."
if*"* about five minute*' study- Mrs.
Bowser nsked:
"What does Mr. Cavendish leave on
tbe farm V"
"Why, nothing nt nil." was the reply,
"Not even a pig nor a farm linple-
mnitr
"I—I guess not. Yon see. I'm going
tn make a chicken farm or It. and why
-should be leave anything?"
"Vou will bare to have at least on
borne, won't your
"Oh, certainly."
I 'And a cow and a pl„r
| "Yen."
"Are yon ~olng to buy ill the feed
Inr them and your hens to hoot or
raise itr
••Rales It. nf conme." replied Mr.
Bowser, looking a little startled.
"Then you must have a plow, a drag.
lilies, shovels, need*, rakes and n hired
| Jan. If yon simply buy what Is eaten
Ills going to cost a lot of money."
"There you go. finding fault already."
"It's simply a  matter of business,
i-ere il an outlay to he figured on
bene.   It Involves several hundred dol-
h-rs ■ year.   You must see that"
Opposition.
"I see that you are opposing me. aa
■ knew you would!"
"Nn opposition at ill. Mr. Bowser.
1 eee you propose to start out wltb'
WU hensr
"I do, ind I -Cnri on 180 eggs a
•sy."-
"If yon get ten doien i day It will
be ■ big average. Very few hens lay
•very -*J>- Yoa em pat four Income
Ms_J.it-. tat • leaf
' "Why. br-__. win Bring m us st
least |10 i day," hi shouted.
"1 see, yoa ire going In for Incubators. Just count on raising half the
chicken* hatched, and It take* weeks
aud weeks for a chick to become a
bruiler. Meanwhile you cnu figure on
the gni*es taking off about a ttfth ot
.vour '.INi hens."
"I knew she would—I knew she
would:" exclaimed Mr. Itnwser as be
walked iiliont the room.
"Mr. Cavendish nas no ben farm and
therefore lias oo ci*,ps or wire fencing
What are you going to do about .ml
You'll have to huve a carpenter it work
for many daya."
"Hear her go on!   .lust hear her!"
"You can't possibly attend to the
many thing* connected wltb poultry
raising, hut most hire a boy at least.
Have you figured on his wages and
IsinrdV"
Mr. Bowser could not utter a word In
reply.
"You must hnve a one horse wagon
to drive to und from the market. What
will such a vehicle mat? How far did
.vou sny tlie Cavendish farm Is from a
shipping point''"
"Knur hundred million miles!" shrieked the chicken man In his agony.
"I see." said MTs. Bowser, ln the
snme culm and even way. "that you
figure nn buying "on hens at 25 cents
each. I'lcnse tell uie who has hens tn
part wltb nt that price. You'll he lucky
tn get the scrubbiest kind at that figure. The farmer can kill them and get
double the money. Hood layers will
cost you at least "ft cents each."
, Ths Family Jar.
"More dragging me down—more—
mnre,'"
"I'm sorry If you think «o. but It
seems we ought to figure close on an
enterprise like this. Tlie way It hsiks
to me you'll wunt several thousand
dollar* In rash to get a start, and then
the eggs and broilers may possibly pay
for the feed and hired help. It's all
right, however. I'm tired of city life
nnd shall ball the change. It will nlso
he a great thing for your hnoknottes
nnd shivers. And think of ns standing
together In our hack door of a morning
and seeing the sun rise! Why. that
alone will lie worth"-*
"Wdnian," Interrupted Mr. Bowser in
tense tones, "you have a lawyer?1'
"Yes."
"So bnve I."
"Yes."
"Tbey can get together and plan for
a divorce without publicity."
"But why not hnve publicity—lots of
publicity?" sbe naked. "If you are
going to start a hen farm you want all
the advertising yon can get. It will
he worth UTiOO to your scheme to hnve
Ihe papers come out wltb: 'We understand that Mr. and Mr*. Samuel Bowse have sought tlie divorce court because they could not ngree u* to how
mnny egg* n speckled hen should Iny
In a week, working only union hours.
Any hanker In the country could bnve
glveh them the exact number.'"
Mr. Bowser choked and gasped and
swallowed, but the Knglish language
went back ou him. and he wnlked
down the hall nnd nut of the house.
Where he went no* one knows, hut he
enme sneaking In nt midnight, nnd ten
minute* after he struck the bed he was
muttering In his sleep:
"Two hundred hens!
"Five hundred broilers!
"Twenty dozen egg* n day!
"Mm. Bowser must go!"
MR. GROUCH.
VOICE OF HIS MASTER.
EMBARRASSING.
Rt lot up with a grouch, and he *rntt1_4
tilit wifa.
I  He told her that aha wa* tha bane of hi*
! lite.
■  He icoldrd tha children nnd cuffed them
around.
!  HI* voice had a harsh and a blood chill* '
ing sound.
I   Ha scolded  the cook  because she'd slept
lute.
,   And he scolded about everything that h*
ale. ,
He scolded the driver ui-on the front seat,
I  And he scolded and spluttered concerning
the heat.
He scolded policemen at crossings because
'  they  belli  up their hunds nml com|>el]ed
him in pause.
,  He scolded because of the puncture they
got.
By the scowl on hi* face you'd have known
he wus hot.
He scolded tha newsboy that got tn his
wu y,
|  And be scolded because It said. "Wnrmer
today. '
He stohit-d the clerks and lool<*>d horribly
.fun
When  he entered the otHee In  which  b.
wns boss-..
He scolded because there wns dust on hll
Chair
.  And be.ause there were snarls In the of-
tlce boy's hair.
The sienna* cume In ufter his work  wai
begun.
He hud fulled for her twice; Bhe went in
on the run
Did  he scold  when she.  t rem hi ins.  began
tu explain
, That n wreck ut a crossing hud halted her
train".*
Did ha snarl ut the girl an he'd snarled at
his wife?
Did   he  show   his   Impatience?     Tou   bet
i your sweet life!
I P. S.—Perhaps   we  should   say.   lest   you
tnink him a brute.
Tha stenog.  was nut youthful,  not
! was she a beaut.
—Chicago Record-Herald.    ,
la Recognized It tht Vory Moment It
Struck Him.
A mnn down in North enrol in a llvi-d
run nts wile fur (.even ywir* and ttiir*
nn llutt time I if c;t me id imve n very
letilthy return fm- tier .itiysleHl su.'e-
'iurtt.v. Alter meekly sn limit tiuj; to
til Hie kti'kint; mid eiittiiij,' tlmt lie
•ouitl stitnd he left home und took M|>
Qis resident e :tt Hie home ut n runner
itmut seven miles disinut.
One duy lie wti* working In the IHd
when his employer brought hun the
message I hat some oue wanted to
.|>euk witli lit• ii over llie telephone,
presumably Ills wire. He didn't dis*
jliey Hit* tlllllhirlty ol llie woman, even
tt ii distance, ami lie hurried lo answer
the rail.
Lie had had no PXpeTllMM.'e Willi tlie
telephone, and It was with wonder ami
aesltatioii thai he picked up the receiver. AlHJHt Unit lime lightning
.truck the line, and llie nHdVlt threw
Dim to the rliinr.
lOiog trout the door with a look of
•nuir/eiuetii.. and with a dubious look
tt llie I Us till tlie It I, he said BOftl.V, "1*11
oe do^om-l tt it wh-.ii t iiur."—Nu-
Uoiuii .\lonuiiy.
Tht    Tragedy    of   tht    Push    Button
Lights.
"TfJOKK light.*, are very hard lo um
Q      nipuiaie." said yonug  HltTkins.
"Tbey  are  made tbat  way  uu
purpose,    'ihey run nke this:
IT'S  DIFFERENT.
Something   Quits   Unique
In   Winter   Street   Suits.
II  Ml   .
u tf u a 3
Quits Annther Thing.
Inevitable Comment,
A cuuiiuitiee ol investigating scien-
ttsls approached n iml.v.
"MikIiiiii," sn Id Professor I'rcvrlns,
tlie spokesman, ottering Her n niuguiti-
,-ent chrysanthemum or nil'.1 nnil lore*
ly hue. "Minium, penult llie In pr*. ;
.ent mis flower to .vou us u lukeu of
Mir mull refill nl "
She eltis|ieU tlie splendid blossom in
Oer lily iiiiuil.
Hreiilhiessiy tbe committee awaited
oer reply.
"How beautiful it Is!" she answered.!
'Wliul  on exquisite sbtiile nt  purple!
should lore to liure a dress ot tbst
oior."
Itr. Prewlns nodded knowingly to the {
oniinittee us ll to soy. "I told you so." j
The euiuinlttee winked to the professor min- whispered, "lull will."—New-
tirk News.
A Resentful Man.
"I see thnt your wife's fnther and
raotber ure living with you now."
"Yes."
"Tlie old gentleman hns permanently
retired from business, Ims Ile?"
"Ketlred? Tliut's thirdly the name
for tt.   lie Ims been kicked out."
"I'm sorry to benr thnt. Didn't he
Imve anything saved np to keep bim
nnd his wife III their old age?''
"Not u cent. I'll hnve to support
them the rest of their lives."
"Well, it's luc,ky thnt you lire able to
do so."
"It muy be lucky enough, hut there's
one thing tlmt makes me mighty sore
whenever I think of It."
"What's Hint?"
"Tlie lofty way In which Ihe old mnn
nsked me. when I told hltn I wanted
to marry bis daughter, if I thought ,1
would be nhle t" support ber in the
style tn which she hud been neciistcni*
ed.."—Chicago It word-Hera Id.
"What makes you so sleepy today,
old mun?"
"1 wns up nt 4 this morning."
"Come oil! Vou never got np lit 4 In
your life."
"I didn't sny I got up. 1 said I was
op."— Huston Transcript.
Big Hearted.
"Ton,"   sighed   tbe   rejected   lover,
"will find your nniiie written In itnper- I
Islmble characters ou my heart could
you hut look."
"So?" murmured the fair young
tiling who was aware of the fact Hint
the swain bail been playing llonieo nt
tbe seaside for something like twenty
years. "So? Then you must have a
heart like n local directory by tills
tlme."-Tit-Hlts.
A Good Cure.
"Wli-wnw-wh wh-whnt dud do y-you
do fllffiir y-y-yonr s-sstiitierlng. old
iniim-mnn?" nsked one continued stammerer the other day of another.
"W-w-w-'woW-weil." said Ihe second.
"I-I-I've    fur-found    ciikooiislilernhlo
j riih-ruhrellef fuffiif-frnm kok keeping
! mum-niy  iiiuin-uiiiui-uiiim mouth slid-
I shut."—Hnrper'a Weekly.
Its Parent.
Jones had Invited a friend tn dinner
and nsked him to curve a chicken that
was placed liefore bim. The guest set
jut to work with a gisid will, hut after
R deal of muscular exercise wns compelled to acknowledge himself beaten.
"Where In Hie mime uf leather Uid
you get tbat bird?"
"I don't know." replied the host, "un
less It should prove to Is1 the offspring
if some liuril boiled egg."—New Vork
lllobe.
Economy.
A maiden of tender years enme into
1 dry goods store the other duy and
iskcd tbe price or some collurs.
"Two for a i|itarter." answered tbe
tlerk.
"How much does one cost?"
•Thirteen ceuls."
She thought for awhile nnd then
laid. "Thai wi.llltl make the other oue
-.-list \'J cents, so I guess I'll take that"
-Harpers Magazine.
The Cake Taken.
The Old Ltitly- Wliut'a the matter
with the little hoy?
His Kliler Brother-Oh, 'e's eryln
'cos I'm eatin' uiy cake nnd won't
give 'im any.
The Old l.ady-ls bis own cake finished, then?
His Klder Hrother-Yes. an' 'e cried
while I was ealln' thnt loo.-Sketch,
Keeps In Practice,
"lt did .lack  no gisiil to mnrry his
teuogni|ihci'.   for  she  continued  the
libit of the ofllce lu their home."
"iiow so?"
"When lie stnrts to dictate she takes
bim Uuwu."—Baltimore American,
Then It Rained.
Miss Plntns-Hut, Captain Hnwlel.h;
would you lore uie when  I grow old |
i nnd ugly?
The I'llpttlln Ignllantlyi-Tnn mny
j grow older, my ileur Miss I'loius. hut
j you cnu never grow uglier.
j And as lie went luinle he wondered
j why she had rejected him.-Sun Fran-
l Cisco Chronicle.
Not Music.
"This  Is  the  lirst  cuierlninment   1
ever attended tbat wns conducted without music."
"Why. I sang.   Iiidu't you hear me?'
"Yes.    What's that gut to du  wilh
H?"-Houston Post.
Time Flies.
............ ,.,..,.., ______.__.
1,,|S,,S,  ,  1  III   I   I  ,114.1. .  C
The "Gentler" Sss.
Woman Is n creature of mood—
generally the Imiierntlve mood.—
...  New York Times.
4*
I I Crn
Manliness.
"Mac. I hear ye wans cnurtln' lion-
ny Kale Macpherson." shld Donald to
nn pcquulntnuce one morning.
"Wee!. Sandy, mnn, I was In 'ova
wl" the bonny lass." wns Mac's reply,
"hot I found e*t she bad unit siller, ao
I snid to myself. 'Mac. lie a run u * And
' wus a mnn, nnd noo I pass her by
wl' silent couteu'1it."-C'lirlstliin Register.
Incurable.
"Mrs Codgers Is dreadfully nfrrili! of j
eiiilsinpoliit." remarked Mrs. Iliiilsley,   |
"Is Hint so?" cliii|H'd Mrs. Wopper. |
"My favorite awnt had It. uml Ihe | r j
i thing  just   wusied  iiwiiy!"-Hlriiiin_-
| hum Age 11 fin III.
Blessed Ars the Pacemakers.
The  Village  (Irocer— Whnt nre you
running for, sonny?
The Hoy—I'm tryln' to keep two fellers from ttghtln'.
The Village (irocer—Who are the fr-l-
I lows?
The   Roy- Rill   Perkins   and   uiel-
Puck.
The Reason Why.
"Nonsense!    There   wns  plenty   of
! room  for you to pass  with  the curt
I without knocking Hie gate off."
I     "Hut yer see. sorr. the risiiu wns on
j the wrong side of the cart."-Tntler.
Hia Tints.
"When I lasi saw nun .Inhbs was
green with envy, yellow with jealousy,
white with lenr uud red with rage."     .
"Whnt ii highly colored lire his must '
b»:"-Htiltliuure Amerlcuu. j
Paradoxical Temperature.
"There Is one thing which Is oddly
contt-illctnry iilsmt un engine."
"Whnt Is that?"
"When It gels coaled, then II becomes
hot."'—Boston Herald.
"Tou would nsiuratly think tbat. he-
rlniiuig ou tne left, No. 1 wtiiiui nuut
(be porch. .No. 'J the parlor, Nu. *t the
ilioiug room. No. 4 the iititllrnum uiul
No. ft the hcdi-ooiu. Hul (hat is uot
Ihe way it works.
"The very llrsl oue Is for ihe bathroom, No. 'J Is Ihe porch light. No. It
lights the parlor. No. 4 lljthts Hie lied-
room uml No. ft lights lite dining ruoui.
"(ine evening i.i.*t summer I wanted
to go downstairs mul gel il drink or
water. All tbe lights were mil bemuse it wns so warm anil tor other
reasons I nele Hilly was Inking a
hath in the (lurk because It wns loo
Warm to pull down the shade     I did
not Wliul uny light I ause I  had re
tired and was just sneaking down in
my luijuums to gel u drink nt wuter.
No similes were down anywhere, ami
the families ol the entile iieltthhor-
hood were uut un tlieir respective
pore lies.
"-Aiiiiii nnd the young mnn to whom
She ts etlghgett were silling oil tile front
steps.   They itiiln t wuul uny light.
"Whnt I wauled to do was to light
up the dining room ior just u miiiule.
so that I would get light enough in Hie
hull to avoid the place where I knew
I must stub my toe nt the turn or Hie
stairs. I poked u peg. and thei. were
no results that I could see.
"I poked agiiin. This net was followed by a screnm. There wns also
applause from across the street and
then there came catcalls and stub el
presslons ns 'Oh, yon Borneo nnd Juliet:' Tbere was also a commotion nn
the front steps.
"I quickly poked ngain. This time
there wus a glaring light all iirouud
me. and I was the recipient of cheers.
I hastened to relieve myself from the
embarrassing prominence. Then I
tried another light.
"Tills time I cupped the climax. A
splash was heard iu tbe bathroom and
tbe stentorian tones of Uncle Hilly
in me through ihe night: 'High, there!
Turn off ihe light! (Julek!' I bud infracted file attention ol Ibe iielghlsir-
hood to Uncle Billy."
______—!.._____ -,_,...—* , .*___!_____—
*r*r^isen . 111 i —. 11 —i , i i i ' i i i i
•!• The Original Easy Mark. *|*
j.     When  yoa  get  cheated  hy  a  T
•j* slinrk think of .loimh.    He wns  *j*
X completely taken lu by a whole.
*j| -Harvard Lampoon.
^-l>**«H^*M-H-W-l***l-!-r-W*<-:*+++
Stuck Ud For Him.
A case wus being tried In ihe west
nt Kiiglmid. und at Its termination tbe
Judge charged tlie Jury, und they retired for consultation. Hour after hour
pnssed nnd no verdict wus brought In.
The Judge's dinner hour arrived, and
he became* hungry nnd Impntient.
t'pon inquiry he learned that one obstinate Jiirymuii wus holding out
against eleven. Tlmt be could not
stand, and he ordered the twelve men
to be brought liefore him. He told
them that In bis charge to them he hud
so plainly stated Ibe case and the law
that the verdict ought to lie unanimous, nnd the man who permitted bis
Individual opinion to weigh against the
judgment of eleven men of wisdom
wns unlit and disqimlitled ever ngain
to net in Hie cnpnclty of Juryman. At
the end of this excited hiirungiie a little squeaky voice came from one of
the jury. He said. "Will your lordship
allow tne to sny n word?" Permission
being given, he added. "May ll please
your lordship, I am the only mau ou
yuur side."—.New York tllohe.
II1.J.0S AMU WHITE COBTUH.
There are In  Paris formal tallnrr
Nistuoios, trot-uboilt tailored eostuim
slid   wlint   are   called   deuiitullleiir**,
which partake of the cliuruclerbjftjcs ut
both styles.
The smart  suit  Illustrated  Is a  bit
more elegnnl   than  a sli„*>ie trotting
rult. yet it Is not luxurious enough la-
style or muterbil to lie a carriage costume
j    The coat is made nf blnck serge with
I trimmings of Persian lit ml* und nrna-
I ments ol black brnid.  The skirt Is ot
' lilack and white pluul i-lutb. is built na
straight  lines and Is irluitmd with a
. wide band or fur.
!    A hlnek hat. white gloves and indent
leather boots complete a stunning suit
Woman Publisher Now In the Field.
A woiiuin publisher hus hei quiet private ollice on the lirst tluor ot one ot
the august old nrowiistoue houses on a
cruss sireet Just uff Fifth nveniie. New
York. The liooks of ber clients nre reviewed us professional and not num-
teur literary efforts, and she prints only
those thut come up to her own stiintf*
urd. Neislless to say, mnny books receive ber Imprint which other houses
have "turned down;" lint, on tile otlier
blind, she cnu "turn down" also.
In (Ids way authors need not feel that
their books ure privuiely printed wit-
as  tittle tllHi-riiiiiuutiiin  us  ny  a  job
printer.   As Ibe authors receive more
than ftp per cent profit, ilie.v can also
feel thill Ihe publication or llieir Ideas
Is not nn Idle Indulgence ot personal
viinity,   Several  recent novels are i
Iheir second edition, uud u series or e
says  has  taken  a  stiiiidiiril  place i
pedagogics.
A book oo dolls Hint have had b
tiu-lc or royal presi Ige is now under wi,
nl the ivuliiiin publisher's suggestion,
ami ii tun bulky set ot lllll'siriitell stories Tor children Is being broken up
lulu u series' Leufjets of umncr prompt*
wl by Ihe eugenics interest, the recent
hygi cress ami   Ihe  like are to
hlllku a innhltll) iip|ieiiralice.
Fanatic-Why didn't you turn up for
golf on Saturday?
Dilettante—Very sorry, old chap. I
was cleaning Ihe canary's cugc when
(he little brute kicked me. Such a
tiulet bird, tuo, us a rule.—Punch.
Previous Engagement
I    "Jack, mon.  I'll play ye a roou •"
*owf on the links the niorti."
|    "The morn?" tdoiibtfullyi.
!    "Aye. the morn."
'    "Weel. I'll pier ye.    Hut I ha. In
', tended getting ocvrM tbe mum.' -
! run MifuUie.
A Soporific Talker.
"Is Hnrkuwiiy ns dull ns they sny
be Is?"
"Kvery lilt. Why. my fisit went t<i
sleep while he wns talking lust night.''
—Farm Magazine
A Winner.
"Was your garten a success t'.ls
year?"
"Yes. My neighbor's thickens won
blue ribbons at tbe poul'.y show."—
Brooklyn Ut*.
Inspector (angrily to young |*oll(-
niniii-Hiilii'i I loll you to baud iu youi
report of those pickpockets nt IU
o'clock?   And It Is now 4.
Policeman II wasn't my fault, sir.
One of 'em stole uiy watch.-Comic
Cuts.
The Explanation.
"Your mini was u dark horse In tin
race'."
• Yes. But bis darkness was not ol
II,*, right kind II resulted from Hie
tact Hint the whitewash hud beeu rub
lied off."-Washington Star.
A Typogmpical  Life.
"Hut I doctor myself by the lid r.l
medical hunks."
"Ves. and some line day you'll die el
a misurliit!" - Loudon Opinion.
Effected a Sale.
A ttnmp wus passing u uuirlne store.
■ ltd. seeing the mm- nt Ibe disir, he
asked in n Joking way. "Do you buy
rugs and tames?"
"You've guessi. It first time, old
rbup." answered tlie man. "(let ou
Ibe scales,"—Lou'dou Telegraph.
Wanted Particulars,
"Please give ine two two-cent stamps
for my master    He desires to write to
his mother and his nuut."
"Here are the stamps."
"Yes, hut which one Is fnr tbe mother and   which   tur  tlie  uuin?"-l'eie
Uele.
Helpful Hints.
If you will Include u steel crochet
needle In the Implements rm- use In
Hie sewing risiin you will bnve something as gisitl as any [intent ripper ever
Invented Simply cntell the hbok under the thread In the stitches ur hustings nud pull Ilium out iu double quick
time.
When n hole Is worn In your carpet
rug whip over tlie edges of ibe hole
with ynni mulching Hie colors lu Ihe
rug.   Tl  nlso with yam. fill in the
bole wlrh'.very "tight crocheied stitches,
using n plain stitch. Then over this
work Utile loops nf yarn thai will cor-
•esponil lo the loops in the weuvu uf
Hie Clir|let itself.
Inslead of using a wooden "egg"
tinnier, try putting a worn stocking
over your own shoe tret*. Then yon
will he nbh* to see exactly bow the
darned pliM-e will lie on your foot nnd
enn muke it loose or tight us necessity
requires.
Oood Material.
Jack—Now lhat your engagement Is
broken are'you going to make Blanche
•end back yuur letters? Harry—You
bet I am I worked hard thinking out
those letters. They're worth using
again.- Bontuu Transcript !
The New Fur Costa.
The new fur emits til Jnst a If trie)
more neatly llltltl the stliltgbfei- lined
garment* of Inst season did Tbey do
not really detloe tbe figure, hut thei
certainly suggest it, and. though It It
still the fashion to hnve a straight nnd
young girlish back, the front of one's
figure muy bint at a lew womanly
curves without flying In the face ej
(aabluB. rv_—
ii ij i I'lffmpmp^iimi i'
THK. lHl.ANDF.lt, t'UMBKHI.AND
!-_«___-_£___
.________■-_■
CANADIAN
LOAN & MERCANTILE Co. Ltd
AUTHORIZED  CAPITAL $250,000
Divided into 250,000 shares of $1.00 each par value and non-assessable of which a first issue of
50,000 shares are now offered to the public at par.
SHARES ln the above Company are now offered at $1.00 and will give purchasers a safe and sound investment
with a good return by way of dividends and future enhanced value of stock.
THE COMPANY is organized by business men of British Columbia to carry on a Home Pudding, Loan, Insurance and General Real Estate Business, and ils head office has been located at Victoria, B. C.
FEATURES that must appeal to the investing public is the fact that there is no promotion stock, every
director and official of the Company paying $1.00 for their shares the same as the general public is asked
to do now.    Furthermore, the Company has its own
FISCAL AGENCY, thereby saving exorbitant commissions and leakages on the selling of its shares.
THE WELFARE OF SHAREHOLDERS will be the first thought of the Company, and with this end in view
it will be carried along on safe and economical lines,
AN INVESTIGATION into the schemes of the Company will interest you and show you where large profits
will accrue.   Send for a prospectus today and learn our plans of operation to their full extent.
PAYMENTS on shares can be made in either way as follows : All cash, or one-third cash, balance 6, 12, 18 and
24 months; or one quarter cash, balance 0, 12 and 18 months; or 10 per cent cash and 5 per cent a month.
Thus on this latter plan
$10.00 cash and  $5.00 a month buys 100 shares    $50.00 cash and $25.00 a month buys 500 shares
$25.00 cash and $12.50 a month buys 250 shares   $100.00 cash and $50.00 a month buys 1000 shares
REMEMBER, now is the time to invest, for only the first issue of 50,000 will be sold at $1.00, after which they
will go to a premium.   Get in on the ground floor and let future enhanced values give you extra profit.
Prospectus sent to any address on application.
The Mercantile General Agency, Ltd
Selling Agents for Canadian Loan and Mercantile Co., Ltd.
207, 208, 209 Union Bank Building, Corner View and Government Streets, Victoria, B. C.
Phone 3243. GEO. ABBOTT, Managing Director.
________*"
•_a_u
BRITISH
eOLUMBm
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED
Vancouver
Ialiuitl
Farms and
Acreage
Specialists
Courtenay
V. I., B e
Vancouver
Hand
Farms and
Aoreage
-puuiulists
OUR listings together with the 4,000 acres we have
actually bought in the Comox District consisting
of cleared and uncleared farms, sea and river frontage,
enables us to give intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on the main Union Road and abutting
right on the new" station when built, also Ro?/ston subdivision acreages and lots are just now good bui/s.
Come in and see us before juices advance
Telephone 36
CHARLIE SING CHONG
= CHINATOWN =
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
Japanese Goods
Lowest Prices in Town.
Tunis Cash
HOTEL
UNION
O P P 0 S1 T E   Ii AI L VV A Y ST ATION
SSlllo
First Class in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
Whon In nm,im hnd m, i. ilii- Union your li-ai.qnart.r_
BUY A LOT IN
T C -TIHIH C*l Centre of Town |
Subdivision
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
I Fire. Life, Livestock
Accident.
Phone 22.
P. L. ANDERTON.
Courtenay, B. C.
IJI.II__IIIISILSI,.l'IIU_l»l
UNION   STEAMSHIP   Co. OF   B. C.  LTD
s. s. "eowieHAN"
Will b^.il as under
Vancouver-—Nanaimo   Denman Island
Union J.ay—Comox Route
HOMSWAP.D   ROUTE
Leave Vancouver, Monday, at 8 pm.   Arrive Nanaimo at 11-30 p.m.
Arrive Union Bay, Tuesday, at Ci a.m.   Arrive Comox at 8 a.m.
OUTWARD    ROUTE
Leave Comox, Tuesday, at ll a.m.        Leave Union Bay at noon.
Leave Nanaimo, Tuesday, at Ci p.m.   Arrive Vancouver at _•_- p.m.
HC'MEWA   D   ROUTE
Leave Vancouver. Saturday, at 8 p.m.   Arrive Nanaimo at 11-30 p.m.
Arrive Union Bay, Sunday, at tj a.m.    Arrive Comox at 8 a.m.
OUTWARD   ROUTE
Leave Comox, Sunday, at 4 p m. Leave Union Bay at b p.m.
Subject to change without notice
Misplaced pride rides a money-
eiitinj; monster, Is your position
sufficiently secure to warrant the
spending of twenty cents a mile Cor
automobile travel—when you may
drive a Ford in comfort, security
nnd record time for less than a tenth
that sum .
Every third car a Ford. Nearly 180,000
have been sold and delivered. New
prices—runabout $675—touring car
$750—delivery car $775—town car
$1000—with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkerville, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Emde, Cumberland. B.C., Exclusive Agent for Comox District.
.—hiii'ii'ii i "i"*""ossttnavs        ■•_-<      —.-. „        —,-—__*_—■________
Beadnell & Callin
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
IFO-R, S-A._L._E
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lan.is, Comox District.
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