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THE ISLANDER
Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
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VOL. V., No. 8
PUBLIC INTEREST
KEPT IN VIEW
Hon. Mr. Bowser Shows Comet-
nets of Government's
Court*.
Vancouver, B. C, May 6—You
have been told that the man
Bowser will yet ruin the Conservative party through the unpopular pieces of legislation which
he has fathered in the legislature
and that he could not again be
elected in Vancouver. In reply to
that I am willing to wager that
should the Liberals be elected to
power not one piece of legislation
for which I am directly responsible would be repealed.. I may
have made mistakes, but I have
always tried to legislate in the
public interest, no matter what
friend or foe may have thought.
The above statement was made
by Hon. W. J. Bowser in the
course of a vigorous defence of
the Government's record delivered tonight to a well attended
meeting of Ward VI Conservatives held in the Orange Hall,
corner of Pine and Eighth. He
dealt at some length with the
Trust Companies Act, the Municipal Act and other legislation
passed at the recent, session of
legislature.
The chair was occupied by Mr.
A. M. Harpur, president of the
association, and with him on the
platform, in addition to the
Attorney General, were Messrs.
H. H. Watson, A. B. Macgowan,
C. E. Tisdall, M.P.P.'s, and Dr.
Patterson. Vocal numbers were
supplied by the Kit Kat quartette
Mr. Bowser was the only
speaker. He said that law and
order in British Columbia were
much better administered than
across the border, and hepointed
to the absence of trouble in
Nanaimo on May Day as an instance. He added that the best
of feelings existed between himself and the labor leaders in the
ptrike zone.
Another favorite topic of the
Liberal speakers, he declared,
was the "notorious giving away
of public land to speculators."
He declared that the Lands Department was conducted on the
best business principles and
without parly bias. A Liberal
had just as good a chance to
stake but land as a Conservative.
The Land Act was definite and
carried out to a letter- There was
no evidence of wrong doing
there. One of the biggest speculators in British Columbia was
; Mr. E. Brown, of Winnipeg, a
: former Liberal leader. '
The Liberals said that nothing
was  being done   to aid  land
. settlement. For reply he mstanc-
i ed the new tracts qf land which
were   being   thrown V open'; to
settlement this season/ One was
I along the G. T. P. /it' was th«|
policy of the Government! to open
any district as soon as transportation facilities were provided.
"What is the use of putting a
man in the wilderness?" he asked
"To hear the Liberals talk  of
THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 9. 1914
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Subscription price, $1.50 per year
what tney are going to do when
they get into power one would
think they would bring about the
millenium." he continued.
"I believe it will be pretty
near the millenium before they
get into office (laughter). They
are divided into factions. This is
not the time to swap horses in
crossing the stream, and I believe
that is the opinion of a great
majority of the people of this
Province. When good times
have been restored they can elect
the Liberals to once more squander the assets of the Province
(cheers)."
CITY COUNCIL.
Regular meeting of the City
Council was held on Monday
evening in the Council Chamber.
Present: Mayor Campbell, Aid.
Parnham, McDonald, Maxwell,
Banks, Miller and Mitchell.
The City Constable reported
the following collections:
Scavenging $92.25
Scavenging buckets    6.00
Use of City Drain    5.00
Dog Taxes...    9.00
City Hall Rent ..., 40.00
City Scales    5.00
$152.75
The following accounts were
submitted and referred to Finance
Committee:
T..E. Bate 1 % 1.25
James Ward  13.60
Star Cafe.    1.25
Electric Light Co. 38.75
Royston Saw Mill    1.96
James Ward    3.00
A. H. Peacey......'.    7.35
S67.06
The question of location of
hydrants in the city came up for
discussion, and it was decided to
get quotations for an extra supply
of hydrants. It was also decided
that an inspection be made of the
present city hydrants.
TheTax Assessment Committee
was appointed as follows: The
Mayor, Aid. Parnham, Miller,
Mitchell and Banks. Rate of
assessment to be the same as last
year. The City Clerk was authorized to add Sewer Rental Tax
on the tax notices.
Alderman Maxwell remarked
that the City Council ought to
make a recommendation to the
Provincial Government regarding
the appointment of city magistrate.
The Mayor said the matter was
in the hands of the Lieutenant-
Governor and the Attorney-General.
Moved by Aid. Mitchell, seconded by Aid. Miller, that Joseph
Shaw be recommended for the
position of city police magistrate,
Carried.
Aid. Banks moved, Aid. Parnham seconded, that the City
Clerk draw up a resolution of
condolence to be sent to the
family of the late James Abrams.
The dumping of garbage' was
again complained of, and the
City Constable was instructed to
keep a proper, supervision over
the matter.     I'
GIVING UP ARMS
AT MINES
Mine Guards' Weapons Surrendered When Protection it
Afforded.
Trinidad, Colo., May 6—The
tentative programme of disarm-
mentofthe contending factions
in the Southern Colorado strike
zone was announced today by
Major W. A. Holbrook in behalf
of Colonel James Lockett, com
manding the United States troops
Mine company officials today
were notified that the disarming
of their guards would be begun
tomorrow, and they replied thai
their men were ready to surrender arms just as soon as they
received actual physical protec**
tion by the presence of Federal
troops on the company property.
Accordingly detachments were
placed at Aguilar, Hastings, De-
lagua, Tabasco, Berwind and
Forbes, and arrangements were
made for the dispatch of troops
to other mine properties through
out the state. When the guns
have been obtained from the
mine guards, the commanding
officer of thf Federal troops will
issue a proclamation calling upon individual strikers and citizens
of Trinidad to deliver their
weapons to the Federal authorities.
Walsenburg, Colo., May 6-
Sixty weapons were delivered to
Capt.CC. Smith in command
of the Federal troops in this
district late today. The guns
were the property of the strikers
at Big Four Mine, twelve miles
west of here.
RABIES.
The Provincial Board of Health
has issued the following circular
regarding rabies.
This disease has made its
appearence among the dogs of
the Cowichan District Two
suspicious cases also oecured some
months ago at Mission. The
disease has appeared in Oregon,
and possibly in the State of
Washington as well.
As the period of incubation of
Rabies is prolonged, the extent
of the infection is not yet apparent, so it is incumbent upon all
to be on the look-out for further
outbreaks.
The Dominion Veterinary Department is handling this so far
as animals are concerned, but I
wish to be informed as to any
suspicious cases which may
appear.
This Department is prepared
at any time to fo-ward complete
treatment for hydrophobia,
which, as you know, must be administered to the person as soon
as possible after being bitten,
which j is some weeks before
s; irptons develop.
This treatment can be administered hy the local practitioner.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION
AT NANAIMO.
Nanaimo Herald of the 2nd
Bays:—Yesterday, May Day and
the occasion of the U.M.W. of A.
celebration, passed off very
quietly. In .order that the
strained relations between those
supporting the strike and those
opposed to it should not rise to
any trouble the authorities took
extra precautions, one result of
which was increasing the civil
aid forces by over 150 men. The
militia were very little in evidence during the day, being kept
in the background but ready for
any emergency.
The day was ideal for the celebration. Not nearly as large a
crowd came into the city as was
expected, but very few Vancouver
and Victoria people arrived, the
majority being from Ladysmith
and intervening points. During
the day the down town streets
were almost deserted with a few
more than the usual crowds in
evidence in the evening.
Mr. Frank Farrington, the
man who called the strike and
who on several occasions has
taken responsibility for it, was
expected to be present but did
not put in an appearance. The
speakers included Robert Foster,
local district president, U.M.W.
cf A,; Mr. Watchman, .president
of the B. C. Federation of Labor;
Mr. Gilbert, editor of the Seattle
Herald, aSocialist organ; Rev. A.
W. McLeod of Chili wack a former
Nanaimo pastor and a well known
Socialist, and Secretary Wells of
the B. C. Federation of Labor.
President Foster remarked that
the U.M.W. of A. were about to
make a change in their policy of
passive resistance and to enter a
more aggressive line of action, at
the same time remaining strictly
within the law. ^They intended
to beat the operators no matter
at what expense.
The rest of the day was taken
up with sports. All saloons were
closed in the city for the day.
Little inharmonies between
friends are dangerous, hot in
themselves, j but in the bitter
memories and misunderstanding
they may leave in their trails.
Let us forgive and forget; if
we hold a hurt feeling and adopt
a martyr pose, we should forget
that we are forgiven.
THE ROYAL PLAYERS
The Royal Players, who opened
a three days' engagement at the
Cumberland Hall last night, are
the most talented company of
players who have ever appeared
in Cumberland. Packed houses
were the order at Courtenay.
Miss Edith Elliott, the leading
lady, is acknowledged to be the
most talented actress on the
Pacific Coast.
"The Lion and the Mouse,'
was the opening play given last
night. The remarkable rendering of the play more than substantiates the foregoing regarding the grealdramatic powers of
Miss Edith EHiott.
To-night the old favorite,
"Charlie's Aunt," will be given,
On Monday evening New York's
latest success, "A Fortuue Hunter," will be given. There will
be a dance after the show.
The Provincial - Gazette
announces that Thomas Bickle
aid John Brown have been
appointed official members of the
Board of Directors of the Cumberland and Comox District
Hospital.
RAILWAY TO
REACH COURTENAY
Through Train   from Victoria
Will be Run During
Summer.
It is expected that the Canada
Bridge Co., which is engaged in
the construction of a steel viaduct
at Tsable River, on the East
Coast extension of the E. & N,
Railway, will have completed
that work by May 18. Operations
were started there only a week
or so ago, the workmen being
moved north on finishing the task
of installing a modern bridge
over Arhutue Canyon. This will
give some idea of the energy
with which the work on the new
line north of McBride junction is
being carried forward. In this
connection it might be stated
that the new structure at Arbu-
tue Canyon is now in use and
that the old wooden trestle is
being removed.
From TsableRiver toCourtenay,
which is as far north as the East
Coast line is to be taken at present, is a distance of approximately fifteen miles.    Between
these two points, however, there
is another bridge to be installed
at Trent River.    The railway
officials, therefore, are unable
yet to set a definite date for the
opening of a regular train service
between Victoria and Courtenay,
They give the assurance, however, that this will be realised
before the summer is far advanced.
One permanent passenger
station, namely at Qualicum
Beach, has been completed.
Another is in course of construction at Union Bay. The terminal
fac lities- at Courtenay are well
under way, and it is the intension
to erect a number of shelters at
different places along the new
road.
APPLY FOR INCORPORATION
An application from Courtenay
for incorporation as a municipality was argued before the provincial executive on Tuesday, H.
A. Maclean, K. C. presenting
the arguments of those residents
who sought incorporation and L.
Crease, K. C, H, G. Heisterman
and J. A. Aikman appeared for
the interests who opposed the
step. Mr. Maclean pointed out
that the town would soon assume
considerable importance when
the railway began to operate
through its precincts while the
other counsel maintained that a
young municipality with a scattered territory such as at Courtenay would have great difficulties
financing itself in the present
hard times.
SUMMER SCHEDULE.
The following time table went
into effect on the 4th inst. for
the C. P. R. boats:-
Train arrives at Cumberland.
Tuesday  8.30 p.m.
Thursday 3.30 p.m.
Saturday  8.30 p.m.
Train departs from Cumberland.
Wednesday 7a.ni.
Friday  7 a.m.
Saturday.,.  _ 5p.m.
No change in the U. S. S, Co's.
schedule. Sundays and Tuesdays
as usual.
WARNING TO CYCLISTS.
Hide Isonaga of No. 5 Camp,
appeared at the City Police office
on Monday morning, before
Messrs. Willard and Shaw,
charged with riding a bicycle on
the sidewalk .and was fined #5
and costs.
The city constable hopes that
this will be a lesson to other
offenders.
CITY PLANNING.
'Water-front Developement"
will form the theme of discussion
at'one session of the International
Conference on City Planning to
be held at Toronto on May 25-27
next. Mr. R. S. Gourla**, representative of the Board of Trade
on the Toronto Harbour Commis- >
sion, will give an address on this
subject, which should be of
interest, not only to citizens of
Toronto, but to thewholecountry
Our harbours are national gateways, and the Dominion Government is expected to contribute
over $6,000,000 to this particular
project.
The works now in progress at
Toronto should prove of national
importance in another respect
also, namely, by putting beforo
other cities an example of what
may be done by systematic
planning for water-front developement. The works proposed
are of three kinds: (1) Industrial
developement (2) Commercial
and dock developement, (3) Park
and boulevard improvements.
They involve the filling in of
Ashbridge bay and establishment
there of a model industrial district with first class railway and
lake transport facilities; the
deepening of the Inner harbour
and building of new docks; and
the construction of a beautiful 12
mile driveway, extending along
the entire water-front, with a
"protected channel for small craft
for the whole distance, lagoons,
parks, Islands, amusement
grounds, bathing beaches and
everything that could be desired
for summer pleasure. It is expected that thc entire project
will be completed in 1920 and at
an estimated cost of upwards to
$19,000,000. When completed,
it should place Toronto in an
enviable position, giving it one
of the finest harbours on thc
Great lakes, stimulating ite
industrial and commercial expansion, and providing its people
with unrivalled facilities at their
very doors,
Miss Dency Smith, milliner of
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
millinel'y.
The Ladies Aid of St. Georgf's
Presbyterian Church will hold a
bazaar and as usual give a sumptuous supper in the Cumberland
Hall on Tuesday the 19th inst.
Preparations are being made to
make this a huge success. At the
slipper adults will be charged 50e
and children 25c. Particulars
later. THF. ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.FA
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LOVE CORPS ILL
THINGS
(BY ARTHUR APPLIN)
Ward. Lock ft Co., Limited, Loo.
don, Melbourne and Toronto
PAIN IN BACK ALL GONE
tContin'led)
Murray bad found a portion of bone
pressing upon the brain; an accumulation ot matter; some slight inflammation. The operation had heen simple, I'lean anu apparently effectual.
What effect It wnull have upon the
brain of ihe man who could not remember, neliher lie nor any man
oould say. Slnco midday he had waited, keeping his promise to Sii tleorge
Hetherlngton.
But Hetheringtou after the effect:,
ot the anaesthetic had worn away,
wheu consciousness returned, still remained dumb. Some few unintelligible wurds escaped his lilts but thai
wns all. He had smiled at tbe nurse;
given a look of recognition a. Murray.
Did he remember or did he still forget? Had the past with all lis deeds,
both good and bad, returned to him
or waa his mind still a blank?  j
Murray pictured Peggy Mehon. thc
woman they both loved, waiting outside with the wind and the drifting
autumn leaves. Her poor little heart
torn with dcubt and hope and fear.
Yes, she would cling to hope until the
bitter end, he Itnow. Whether this
man who had passed through the sha-
"dows were good or bad. innocent or
guilty, she would love bim to the bitter end nnd he realized that the
thought was almost more than he
could hear.
.As .a Burgeon his Job was done;
Ills presence was no longer necessary.
But as a man—he didn't know U", what
direction his duty lay. For a few
brief moments he had held the life of
Sir George Hetherlngton iu liis hands;
he could have robbed him of It nnd no
one in tho world would have been a
whit the wiser—and he escape scot-
free.
He found himself wondering why he
hadn't done so. Hetherlngton was not
at to live, lt wns common knowledge
that his past life wouldn't bear inspection. On his own confession !te
was a murderer; the kindest tiling
would have been to let him die; to let
him go ou'. of tho world in ignorance
of his crime.
Beckoning the nurse ar.iile he walk-
;d to the bed and taking his patient's
aand, felt his pulse. And Ilelherlng-
lon opened his eyes and smiled. Murray couldn't keep silent any  longer.
Well?
Murray lilt Ills lip. How do yon feel?
I rather feel aB If I have, been buried
Tor five years and just dug up; otherwise all right.
It was unprofessional; It was illegitimate;   It  was  perhaps  unfair  but
, Murray was like a tortured man on Ihe
rack.   What do you remember? be
asked.
With an enigmatical pintle Hetherlngton turned his face to tho pillows
and closed his eyes.
At that moment there was a knock
»t the door. The nurBe ope cd lt and
Murray heard a whispered conversation between her and the servant. He
taught a word here and there and then
& woman's voice came from the distance, raised piercingly, Imperative. 1
must see Um—I am his wife!
His flrst thought was Peggy.
But the voice waB not her voice. And
then he heard the nurse repeat a name
the servant had tremblingly had
mouthed—Lady Hetherlngton.
Hetherlngton heard too. His hand
gripped Murray's in a vice. He opened his eyes and raised himself ou Ihe
pillow.
My wife—I remember! he whispered.
Don't admit her. I can't'see her yet.
Keep her away.
There was a sound ot hufryirg footsteps In tlie passage outside: a voice
raised protestlngly; a struggle. And
tbe  door  flew  open  and  a  woman
3in Pi'.'.t Completely slureu
Mr. U C. David, of Cornwall!*, N.
|Si, says: "About a year ago, I was
[suffering so snuc, with a dreadful
i l.ame Ua.-lt aud Hips, lhat 1 could not
stand up straight 1 was informed
' bv a friend about GIN PILLS. 1 got a
I box. It helped mo immediately. I
'have taken .ibout twelve boxes and the
, pains in rcy back nnd hips are all
gone. 1 cannot speak too highly ol
! your GIN PILLS." 50c. a 3ox, 8 tor
$2.50. Sample freo if you write National Drug K- Chemical Co., of Canada, Limited, Toronto.
ECZEMA IK BLISTERS
buffered Seven Years, Itching and
Burning. Did Not Sleep Half
the Night, Cured Completely by
Cuticura Soap and Ointment.
•—-
yS'J.'j Vonge St., Toronto, Ont.—"My
•Ister IlIsTerbd for seven years wilh eczema.
The trouble began on her arms and legs la
natiT blisters and she scratched. Her
clothes wore rough around her legs and she
suffered from itching and burning aud Ion
of sleep; .he did not sleep half the night.
•'Weuncd , and Ointment and they did not seem to do any good
unlit we got Cuticura Soap and Ointment
by which iho was completely cured."
(Signed) Miss Bessie McMaous, May 17,
•t»3*                          , J_
HANDS ROUGH, BADLY CRACKED'
Muldoon, Quo.—'' During 1 ho cold winter
weather I wus troubled with chapped bands
and also a rash on my faco caused hy sharp
cold winds. My hands worn very rough aud
were badly cracked open and If I went out
In the cold air thoy always bled. I could
not do iny regular work. I used salve, cold
cream and other remedies and still they wero
left unhealed. At last a friend advised me
to try Cuticura Soap and ointment. I sent
for some and applied It to tho alTcctod parts
and immediately found relief. My hands
and faco wero cured wiihln a week."
(Signed) Miss Jcnnlo Flndlay, Jan. II. 1013.
1'or moro than a generation Cut Icura Snap
and Cuticura ointment havo afforded tho
most economical treatment for sHoctlona of
the skin and scalp that torture, Itch, burn,
scale, and destroy sleep. Sold everywhere.
Sample of each mailed free, wilh 32-p. Skin
Bock. Addiwe post-card Potter Drug *
u Corp.. Dept. D, Boston, U. S. A.
W. N. U. 993
forced her way into tbe room. Dr.
Murray stood in front of the bed and
barred her progress.
Wbo are you nnd what do you want?
I am Lady Hetherlngton. I only
beard yesterday that my husband was
ill, undergoing a dangerous operation.
I came al once; my placo is by bis
side; whore Is he?
Sir George is just recovering from
the effects ol the anaesthetic; you
must not attempt to see bin nr speak
lo him. Any excitement may bo fatal
and I won't be answerable' for Ibe consequences.
Carmen hesitated for a moment. She
wore a long sable coat and toque fo
match. Her face In contrast to til
dark fur and dark hnir looked very
white; in contrast her dark eyes shone
boldly, nnd her scarlet lips. She flung
herself past Murray and kneeling by
tlie bedside, seized lletherington's
in iters and kissed Ihem. George,
why didn't you tell me. What's happened, George— what have they done
to you?
Dr. Murray sent the nurse front the
room and closing the door, stood
wilh bis back to It, waiting. He could
see and beat everything that passed.
His lips were tightly set, his eyes
bard and cold a.-, steel, his body rigid.
I'm all right, Hetherlngton replied
firmly—a littlo operation, that's all;
not worth bothering about. Who told
you?
I heard yesterday; your friend—Mr,
Saluzo. What Is it, George? you must
tell me—I insist.
Accident—crack on the head—quite
all right now, and then he laughed hysterically.
Dr. Murray stepped forward and lak-
Ing Carmen's arm, tried to raise her.
Lady Hetiterington, your i resence
here is a danger to my patleut's life. 1
insist on your leaving him.
She rose to#her feet and stood facing him proudly. And I intend remaining; I am liis wife—my place la by his
side.
But Dr. Murray refused to move or
give way. There are nurses; less than
four hours ago he was under an anaesthetic.
Do you hoar? Sir George? What
am I to say to Lady Hethcrington?
Hetherlngton sat bolt upright and
put his bands to bis head, covering his
face, pressing bis fingers tightly to bis
temples. His head throbbed nud ached,
The sense of nuuson stlll.seized him.
But he remembered! He remembered everything that had happened
—since the accident. Every little de-
tnil was vividly imprinted upon his
brain, the fuce of every man and woman he hod met, every word that had
been spoken, every deed that bad been
done, even every thought thnt hnd
flashed through his mind. Everything
since the moment of the ac/tident, but,
up to that moment, notbing! Nothing
at all!
And dropping his hands from bis
face, he fell back on Ihe pillows, laughing stupidly, laughing horribly.
Tell my wife all there Is to tell, Dr.
Murray. Tell her all you know, witich
Is perhaps more ten I enn remember.
He raised cue trembling fist and
shook it Impotently, as if ai some invisible foe. It's loen a failure, Murray. I'm no wiser than I was last
night. Who I am, what I am and
what I have done, God only knows.
And 1 don't eare; nothing matters now.
Let me go back into the valley of the
Bhndow of death—that's all I ask.
Murray took Lady Hetherlngton by
the arm and led her from the room,
a'ld the nurse once again sat by the
bedsido of hei patient. And now he
lay quietly aa one in a deep sleep.
ln the hall, McTurgot Ihe bailiff,
Colonel Mehon and two or three trembling servants were gathered together
talking — whispering under their
breath. Tbey would hnvj questioned
Murray, but he waved them aside, only
giving Mehon a whispered risurance
lhat Sir George was progressing favourably.
He led Lady Hetherlngton Inlo the
study and drawing forward a chair
made her sit down. Then he swallowed a glass ol brandy; ..is nones were
giving way under tlio long strain.
He found there was no necessity to
question or examine Carmen. Sho took
II for granted that he did not. kuow other existence, and she explain 1 with
commendable brevity and clarity all
lhat Murray would knot'.
1 was right to come? sbe asked
when she had llnlshed.
Quito right, he replied unsteadily.
His thoughts were with Peggy Mehon.
And then a sudden rage shook him
from bead to foot. If only be could
put back the hands of lh.> clock he
would see to It thnt Sir George Heth-
erington never awoke from his steep!
I may remain with him—watch by
his side tonight? Carmen asked, raising Iter beoutlful eyes to his nnd laying a delicately gloved bond on his
arm.
That's hardly necessary, he replied.
Tbere are two nurses and so fnr he is
making excellent—I might say—remarkable progress. Ile Is a strong
man with a splendid constitution.
Carmen nodded. ] woul. like to remain by his side tonight. Of course
I shouldn't dream of disobeying you,
Dr. Murray, but you won't rcfi.se, will
you? I will he quite quiet anl won't
speak a word; he needn't even know I
am there, unless lie asks for ine. You
won't refuse?
(To be Continued)
VERTICAL CLOCK DIAL
fvany Advantages Claimed for New
Timepiece Which hat single hand.
Tbe vertical one-hand clock that
which has just appeared, Is the flrst
improvement in clock faces since the
invention of tbe circular two-hand
faco over 1.100 years ago. The new-
dial is a long narrow s'.rlp with six
hours, divided into ilve-rainute sections, on each side. A single hand
navels down one side and up the other making two round trips a day and
pointing out the hours a,nd minutes
along its patli. The chief advantage
of the vertical dial is that tbe one
band, while telling tbe time, may also
follow tbe numbers in a schedule, programme, or time-table, arranged in
the space along the sides opposite the
proper hours nnd minutes. The hand
Is moved along by a sprocket chain
passing over the minute wheel of an
ordinary clockwork at the lower end
and a loose wheel at tbe upper end.
UNIQUE FARM TRACTOR
Ginger tfVm
follow the use i
Pleasant thought for tho day—neither a pound of meat nor a dozen eggs
cost us much as a pinch of radium.
Does your husband ever bave to
work nights?
No, but be says be does, and I let
hint think that I believe him.
The scene was a certain business
place in tho city of—well, not London.
Into ft ;here came a well dressed woman, wbo after glancing around, inquired of t:ie assistant:
Havo you Pepy's Diary, please? 1
do not see it advertised.
Sorry, madam, replied the young
man. they've not sent us uny this
season. The fact is, madam, 1 think
they've stopped publlshln- lt.
The lady, utterlnr a "Thank you so
much!" turned to thc door.
Uncertain as to whether or not the
young man was treating the lady seriously, I :-emnrked: .
Of course you know that tlie lady
is confusing a very famous book with
a scribbling diary.
He remained silent for a moment or
two. and then said:
Is that so? I really ha,', an idea
that a lirm named Pepys user", to publish a diary
Strata of 1885
Professor, inquired Farmer ,11m.1,
what are you digging for in my backyard?
I'll pay you well! shouted the arch-
eologist. Great discovery! I'vo
found the bones of a prehistoric mammal hitherto unknown.
Sorry professor, but that's an old
wire bustle thnt I buried over 20
years ago with some otlier ,Jnk.
Praises this Asthma Remedy. A
grateful user of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's
Asthma Remedy finds it the only remedy that will give relief, though for
thirteen ycarr be had sought otbc
help. yearn of needless suffering
may be prevented by using this wonderful remedy at the first warning af
t-ouble. Its use Is simple, its cost Is
slight and it can be purchas d almost
anywhere.
Had Nothing on H;r
Margery and Hel-.n lived quite near
each   oilier,  f.nd  occasionally  played
together.      One dr.,   when they  met
Helen said, boastfully.
Wc keep a butler.
Margery remained thoughtful for a
moments  the    suddenly  ctlaJ  exultantly:   That',  notting.     Wo keep n
boarder.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
Manma—Harry, tiiis is ■: e second
time today you imve forgotten to do
as you were told. I'm afraid everything I say to vou roes in at ono car
and out of tho other.
Little Harry— Well, mamma, why
don't you top one of them up?
It Is believed that the largest kitchen In tho world Is that of thc Bon
Marche in Paris. ' It provides fool
for all the employes of the house,
4,000 In number. Tho sniai st kettle
holds seventy-five quarts, the largest
375 quarts. There aro Sfty frying
pans, each of which Is capable of
holding 300 cutlets at a time or frying
220 pounds of potatoes. When there
are omelets for breakfast, 7,800 eggs
are used. Tbe coffee machines make
750 quarts of coffeo daily. There are
sixty cooks ..no'. 100 kitchen boys employe,;.
25 and SOc. at all Drug gists
and stores. Take Abbey Vita Tablets
for sick nerves.
Teacher—Now. Willie, where did
you get that chewing gum I want
the truth.
Willie—Vou don't want the truth,
teacher, and I'd rather not tell a lie.
Teoctior—How dare you sry I don't
want the truth! Tell me at once.
Where did you get lhat chewing gum?
Willie—Under your desk.
LIFE'S ROAD
Smoothed by Change ot Food
Worry Is a big lend to can/ and an
unnecessary on,*. When accompanied by Indigestion it certain -y Is cause
for the blues.
But the whole trouble may bo easily
(brown off and life's road bo made
easy and comfortable by proper eating nnd the cultivation of good cheer.
Read what an Eastern woman says:
"Two years ago I mads, tbe acquaintance of Grape-Nuts and have used tha
food once a day and sometimes twice
ever since..
At tlie time I began to use it life
was a burden. I wa3 for years afflicted with bilious sick headache,
caused by indlgci'lon, ani nothing
seemed tc relieve me.
'The trouble became bo severe I
bad to leave my work'for days at a
time.
"My' nerves were In such a state I
could not. sleep and the doctor said I
was on the -erge-jaf nervous prostration. I aaw an adv. concerning
Grape-Nuts and bought a package for
trial.
"What Giapc-Nuls lias done for me
is certainly marvelous. I can now
sleep like a child, am entirely free
from tho old trouble and have not
had a headache in over .. year. I feel
like a new person. I have recommended it to others. One man i knew ate
principally Crape-Nuts, while working
on tho Ice all wintei, and saia lie never
felt better in his life."
Name. given by Canadian Postum
Co Windsor, Ou'. Read "The Road
to Wcllvlile," In pkgs. "There's a
Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true and full of human
Interest.
Latest System In Child's Education
Unique, eminently efficient—tho newest kind of kindergarten in its experimental stage is being watched by the
nntlon's educutors. The school of
childhood Is a part of tho university
of Pittsburgh, being conducted by the
teacher graduates of the school of education with tho ultimate purpose of
reroltitlonlzli.g the kindergarten system of the country. The children are
from four to seven years of age. The
equipment for play Is wonderful; there
are blocks large enough for the children to build littlo liouseB, so that they
can squeeze into them aud thero play
with a great show of realism thc
games that instinctively mimic the
life of their elders.
Tlie school of childhood Is an outgrowth of tbe playground movement.
Which has nttalnod such largo proportions in America in recent years,
and It. combines tlie best features of
tho playground, tho old-time kindergarten and the Montessorl school.
The children follow a dally programme that Is designed to build up
tlio tissues of the developing body and
mind as they manifest themselves tn
spontaneous play. There are several
play periods during the sesBlon, which
begins at nine o'clock in tho morning
and ends nt noon. Instead of the
formality of an open exercise devoted
to songs, stories and talks—as the
old-time kindergarten was conducted
—the children Individually pursue
some plan of their own. Records o.'
each aro kept by be head teacher
and her two assistants of each child's
development and i rogress along certain lines, so that In tlie future the
time devoted to individual and group
play ean be varied beneficially.
The tots aro free to move about
naturally, to communicate freely with
their playmates, and to leave their
play to swing or jump or climb en the
piny apparatus. Then there is a rest
period for handwork, "supervised Individually or In groups, and another
period of games. Great emphasis Is
placed upon rhythm and games Involving walking, running, leaping,
lumping, pulling, hauling, and all
spontaneous movements useful in life.
Trade was bad, very bad. end Mr.
Buggins. the chief grocer ot tlie district, found his takings becoming
smaller every day. All his old customers seemed to bo leaving tbe
neighborhood, and no new ones arriving, klven old Mrs. Robinson to
whom the firm of Buggins had supplied tlie necessaries of life for many
year::, had not been near the shop for
weeks.
Oe morning, however, she again
entered the door, and Mr. Buggins
delighted, hastened to attend to her
ln person.
And what may I get for you to*day?
ho inquired.
A cent's worth o! soap, came the
reply.
Mr. Bttggin's face wns wonderfully
expressive Oi' outraged feelings: so
was his answer.
A cent's worth ot soap, he replied.
Certainly. I suppose you'll be
washing the canary this afternoon.
He Took Chances
Tho judge In the wild and wooly
west had declared that he would Btop
the carrying of firearms in the street.
Beforo him appeared for trial a tough
youth churged with getting drunk and
firing his revolver in a crowded street.
Five dollars and costs, said the
judge.
But, your honor, Interposed counsel
for the prisoner, my client old not hit
anybody.
Why, you admit that be fired the
gun?
Yes, but ho flred it Into the air, explained the lawyer.
Five dollars and costs, repeated the
judge.     He might have shot au angel.
In spito of !ts clumsy build, the hip-
popatmus can trot and gallcp fast.
The hippo's feet are kept far apart >./
the wide body and make paths with a
ridge down the middle, so ac to be recognizable at once. Thoy swl. well,
but go at their latest Bpeed when they
can gallop along the bottom in shallow
water. They can stay under water a
long time, and when they come to thc
surface they may .end little Jets of
spray from their nostrils. Tho cow Is
devoted to tbe calf. Wheu young it
stands on her back as she, cwlras.
Old Principle Applied In Construction
of Handy Implement
A gasoline farm tractor which works
on the principle of a squirrel cage has
been Invented and tried out by a Connecticut  farmer.   It  consists mainly
of a wheel, 5ft 6in. In diameter, wltu
a tread of 30in., wbich rolls along the
1 ground propelled by a 12-15 h.p. gaso-
! line   engine   inside.   The   motor   is
■ mounted on four wheels fitted with
I gcurs and a clutch, like a tiny auto-
| n.obile, and propels the large wheel
1 hy continually trying to climb tbe Inside surface of the wheel like a squlr-
: rol in a cage.   The tractor was designed to draw cultivators, plows, and
j otlier farm implements,   and can   be
driven  between rows, up hills,  and
i around sharp corners', but It can also
j be geared higher to draw a wagon or
buggy on  the  road.. Mounted on a
frame or cradle, it can be used as r
handy power plant for running corn
shcllers, etc.   Built    with    a    52-in.
wheel, this machlno weigh; about 1,200
lb., and reports ot tests made with it
Indicate a high degree ot efficiency.
Complete lu Itself, Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator does not require
tlie assistance of nty otber medicine
to make lt effective. It docs not fail
to do it-: work.
How did she happen to turn her
Ankle**
Oh, her ankle wns well turned and
there was a bnndsomo young doctor
stopping nt the same hotel.
A Water T.lek
In Athens goats nro marched to
housekeepers' doors and milked before tbe eyes of patrons. rftt this
Bvstcm does not prevent, adulteration.
The milkman wear, a loose coat with
wide sleeves. Around his wnist Is a
rubber bag f.lletl with water, and a
tube runs down his arm. As he milks
ho presses the tube and milk nnd wn-
ter flow silently together \ttti the milk
pail.
, Money In Records
There Is money ln making records
for talking machines. An American
singer, not of world-wide celebrity,
spent over $50,000 on building and
furnishing ills house, all from tbe fees
paid him for slnglnr Into a receiver.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
ti*7 local utipllt stsons, as tliey caunol reatll thr, sUs
eased IvorlK It ot till: ear. I lii-i i> Is only otic way to
euse ilt-iuiu-*, and tllat ta by constitutional rcm-sllof.
Deafneu Is caused by an liulaiui'tl condition ot tbs
mucous lim-iK oi tbe Eustachian Tube. When tbls
tube la IntUme 1 you have a rumbllhl sound or Imperfect hermit and when tt Is entirely clean), Deaf*
Deaa ts the rcsu.t. and unless the Inflammation can be
saken out and -lit" tube restored to Its normal condition, hearing till be "destroyed torevrr: nine eaeea
out ot ten are caused by catarrh, which ts nothing
but an Influmwl condition ot the mucous aurtacea.
Wa will give one Hundred Hollar, tor any eaae of
Pcatni-sa (caua-td by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall'i catatrii enrc.  Hend tor clrculnre. tree.
F. J. CHENEY k CO., Toledo, a
Sold hy Dnnsrlsts, ,5c.
Take Hall's family Cilia tor constipation. '
The conversation at a recent social
function ln Trenton turned to the extreme precautionary methods of some
people nnd tho governor-elect told of
the rule laid down by a certain fellow
native along that line.
One day while ln the city, tb egov*
ernor said, tho fellow Jerseyman happened to eoll.de with a uunch of hygienics, and among other things they
referred to '.bo water supply of ils
home town.
It Isn't sb good ns It mig t be, said
the Jerseyman when questioned as to
Its quality. There Is something like
10,000,000 mlcrobesjo a drop, but It
is the oest wo can do at ..resent,
self against water ot that kind?
queried one of tho hygienic with a
queried one of thc hygleacl, with a
look ot concern. You surely take
some precautionary measures.
Ob, yes, smiled the Jerseyman. First
we filter the water and then we drink
apple-jack.
Mrs. Suburbs—Do you still receive
that dreadful Mrs. Comealwus at your
at-homes?
Mrs. Tiptop—Impossible to get her
to take a hint. Do you know, when
she called I never offered her a chair.
Mrs. Suburbs—And what was the
result?     *
Mrs. Tiptop—Result? Why, the
next time Bhe came she brought a folding Damp stool with her.
Please sir, sail tbe maid to the
head of tho bouse, there's a gentleman here to see you on business.
TeU him to take a chair.
Oh, he's already taken them all and
now he'a after the table. He's from
the instalment house,
Her gownlet cost five hundred beans;
Her furs four figures (n a row,
Her hat removed from papa's Jeans
A hundred shekels more or so.
In fact though she's but ln her teens,
She's quite tho dearest girl I know.
FOR MARRIED MEN ONLY
If you find your razor ar. dull as a
hoe, ask your wife it she wasn't paring
ber corns. You can surely remove
your corns quiokly, painlessly, and
promptly by using Putnam's Painless
Corn Extractor. Unequalled as ^
painless remedy. Renumber the
name, Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.     Sold by druggists, price 25c
How to Sleep
Sleep with your head to the north
Is the advice 01 an authority who
hns made n study of the terrestrial
currents. Apart from scientific data,
it Is a well-known physical fact that
tlie nearer jour feet approach tbe
north polo thc D.ore liable you are to
contract cold feet.
An "interest" Instrum.nt
A Hungarian citizen invented an
instrument which shows instantly tbe
amount of interest due on any glvoi;
sum for any perlr/d at any given rate
of Interest. The instrument, made ln
the slzo and shape of a watch, Is of
very simple construction, and Inexpensive. All that ts necessary to operate it Is to place thc hands In the proper position on the dial and the exact
amount of Interest In each case Is - •
dlcated on the face of tbe Instrument.
than he ltnowB what to do with, but
the rest of us can't tell him.
Experienced mothers my
Zam-Buk Is best fer children's Injuries and skin
troubles, because:
It is herbal—no poisonous
mineral coloring.   •■
It is antiseptic—prevents
cuts and burns taking the
wrong way.
It is soothing—ends pain
quickly.
It heals every time.
Just as good for grownups.
Soli at mil metres and
druggist*.
iam-Buft
A Grlevlous Error
Count Hardup—Tbey tell me Loft
Ballyrot had a narrow escape in America.
Duko Mixture—Yes, yes, y'know;
while travelling In the wild and wooly
west, he became confused In his terms
and called a* cowgirl a heifer.
A GRAND MEDICINE
FOR LITTLE ONES
Mrs. D. L. Mclntyre, Mclntyre's
Mountain, N.S., says: "Baby's Own
Tablets are a grand medicine for lit.
tie ones and I am well satisfied wlt't
tne results obtained from them." Mrs.
Mclntyre's testimony Is the same as
that of thousands of other mother*
Cnce a mother haa uaea the Tablets
she will use notbing else for the rs>
suits are sure and the Tablets ara
guaranteed hy a government analyst
to be perfectly safe. They ere ioH
by medicine dealersor by mall at 2»
cents a box from The Dr. WlllHuna'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont
Naturally
Cobb—What did the dancers have
n?
Webb—Nothing;  tliey were having
dress reb-'ti'sal.
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia
I'm Introducing a brand new Invention—a combined talking machine,
carpet sweeper, and letter opener, said
the agent, stepping briskly ito an of.
flee.
Got one already, answered tho proprietor.     I's   married.
Warwick—There's Wilkins. Have
you read is latest novel? He has
tbe heroine, an heiress, turn down the
hero and marry the villain.
Wlckwlre—It seems as if that would
be rather unsatisfactory.
Warwick—Yes but that's where Wilkins shows his talent. The hero then
becomes the heroine's lawyer, and for*
tune comes tt him, after all.
Marcella—Mr. Beanbrough seems to
be greatly bothered sjth Indigestion.
Waverly—I should say so!     He re- ,
fused to attend a moving-picture show
the other evening, because one ot the
scenes bad a banquet ln lt
The Stomach
Is the Target'
Aim to make that strong—and digestion good—and you
will keep well I No chain is stranger than its weakest
link. No man is stronger than his stomach. With
stomach disordered a train of diseases follow.
pr-""•"'' Golden Medical Discovery
BmIcm the ■toauu.b healthy, the liver active and th* blood pare. Hade from
tenet roeta, ond extracted without tho um of alcohol Bold by drustf.it*, in
Uquid form at •LQ0 por bottle for ovor 10 roan, giving general utisraction.
Uyra pilfer taM*t>umoA14e4b>r II. T. Pl«rce, K.D.. theae eu M
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Make the .liver
Do its Duty
Nne t'aea i» tea when the liver m right lU
smack and bowels are right
CARTER'S UTTLE
LIVER PILLS
lentlybutinnlyco
pd ■ lazy livet to
do In duty
Cures Con*
etipatwn,
Indifcf
lion,
Sick
Headache, and Distrait alter Ealing.
Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Price.
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frm. We «ra ilrinr tun
wttehei to thouudi of
twjttle all «Ttt the
worll u a hQie
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U ronr thane* to
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ahould you take ad-
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..   roe  to  tell   your  fritnda
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Preparing Land for Grain Crops
In view of the fact that every year
brings to the Northwest many new
Make  Noise  When You  Eat
Cultured people do not make a noise
when they eat   This la all well and
settlers who mXa unacquainted with good ln an aesthetic way and bad In a
the methods ot breaking and preparing land tor crop, and that the success or failure ot a new settler often
depends on the method employed ln
the preparation of tiie hind for his
first crop, there has been Issued by
direction of the Honorable Martin
Burrell, Minister of Agriculture a bulletin on preparing land for grain crop
hygienic way, says a doctor. Silent
mastication haa deprived the act of
eating ot a healthy gusto that makes
far toward a good appetite and fine digestion.
It la natural to make a noise when
one eats. Try lt some time when you
are ln private and see with how much
more vim and actual physical enjoy-
on the prairies.   This pamphlet of :31 ment you tuck away your meal.
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Vioslotv's Soothing Syrup," una Sake SO otl-ef
klad. 'twenty-live ceutes Dottle
pages, containing many Instructive
Illustrations, was compiled by Mr. J.
II. Grisdale. B. Agr. Director of Experimental Farms. It presents a summary ot many years of careful study
of prairie problems, by Mr. Angus
MacKay, who for twenty-six years
was Superintendent of the Experimental farm for south-eastern Saskatchewan, at Indian Head.
Some valuable points are also given
as to the breaking and later treatment of new land by the Superintendent of the Experimental stations at
Scott, Saskatchewan, Lethbridge and
Lacombe, Alberta, antl Brandon, Manitoba.
This bulletin, No. 15 of the Second
Series of Experimental Farm, is lu*
tended for tbose who are directly interested ln the subject treated and to
all such, upon receipt of application,
a copy will be mailed by the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
The little untrained child enjoys the
candy lt Bucks audibly and smacks its
lips over 100 per cent more than the
self-controlled older person who eats
candy with constant care not to make
the least sound while doing so.
I have often advised a patient coming to me for advice about a languid
appetite to eat alone and smacltle over
the food like an untaught child or a
day laborer for a while, Just to learn
how to relish food, then after having
learned to return to polite society determined somehow by attitude of mind
and spirit and energy of physical at-
attitude while at table to maintain that
relish.
ii
Higher Voltages
A genaral tendency toward higher
voltages In electric transmission plants
is apparent. One plant, for instance,
is sending current from Big Creek,
Cal., to Los Los Angeles, 240 miles,
at an initial pressure of 135.000 volts,
to be raised toward 150,009 as the load
demanded. Keokuk's plant is regularly shooting" current at 100,000 volts
into St. Louis crer a line more than
140 miles long.
RAW FURS
We Pjij Highest Values
Write for Price Lista
.ind ShippingTad*
[jj^g^j^^lVINNIPeo^rat^J
We  also Buy Hides and Seneca Root
Q A 1?FG   NEW OR
OArrjO   SECONDHAND
■/ Write F. H.  ROBINSON
50 Princess Street. Winnipeg
CASH REGISTERS
Waste on Farms
A Wisconsin farmer presents to the
public an explanation of the waste on.
farms, which is interesting and not
without importance. In his country
dairy produetB are the staple, though
nearly every farmer does othor farming. For instance, practically .every
farmer bus a small orchard yielding
him more fruit than he can use himself. So tlie farmer uses what ho can,
but the surplus Is not suflicient to pay
for shipping. The barrels cost too
much bought at retail.
I, myself, he says, hnve tried shipping In years past, but 1 had to give
lt up or acknowledge that I was
philanthropist. Of course, I gave it
up. Others have made the experiment and make it no longer. Tbe np
pies now rot where they are.
Nor does this commentator fall to
suggest a remedy.    He says:
If the surplus apples were collected
by a man who made a business of it,
owned besides a cider mill and a factory for turning out apple butter, the
apple Industry would pay. The same
principle might be applied b;- the same
man to the saving of garden truck,
whose sole use is to fertilize the
soil. Almost every farmer has his
garden patch! he uses what ho can,
gives away as much as possible and
allows the rest to go to waste. Why,
I toll you, it fairly makes one sick to
drive through my county antl see the
stuff rotting on the vines. Tho farmer
isn't blind: he knows tbe waste is appalling; but he Is powerless. And be
will never be able to help the people
In the cities until some scheme ts hit
upon for collecting and handling this
waste lu an economic manner. We
farmers talked about a co-operative
plant at one time, but we wero busy
with otlier things, and no progress was
made. We were willing to raise all
sorlB of commodities.' we didn't apparently, like to undertake the distributive problem, and there you r.re.
The late Maurice Bnrrymorc was the
idol of the Lambs' during his lifetime,' and even now the members of
that club take delight in citing instances of his ready sympathy or
sprightly wit.
One day, so the story goes, Barry-
more was swinging down Fifth avenue
when Sidney Hosenfeld, the playwright, rushed up to him, all excitement.
Oh, Maurice, he wailed, have you
heard of my miEfortuue?
No, Burrymore sympathized, Is there
Illness in your family?
Not that. Sly little boy, five years
old, got hold of iny new play and tore
It to tatlers.
I didn't know the child could rend,
raid .Ritriymore, and continued to
walk.
With so thorough a preparation at
hand as Miller's Worm Powders the
mother who allows her children to
suffer from the ravages of worms la
unwise and culpably careless. A child
subjected to the attacks of worms Is
always unhealthy nnd will bo stunted
ln Its growth. It is a merciful act to
rid it of these destructive parasites,
especially when it can be done without
difficulty.
Made Hole in Ocean's Bottom
A hole nearly a mile deep was formed ln the bottom of the sea off the
coast of Panama by the recent Central
American earthquakes, according to ap
patently authentic reports. As a re
Bult of these earthquakes a submarine
cable was broken, and a cable ship was
sent out to make repairs. Tlie ends cf
thc cable were fount! to be burled under enormous masses of material, and
where the government charts published
In 1904 showed a depth of one thousand feet, soundings made from the
cable ship found a depth of five thousand feet. This remarkable depress
lon is located off Los Santos province,
about fifteen miles from the mainland,
and is about half a mile wide.
Reverend Peron (doing an odd Job
with the church fence)—Vou appear
to be watching me very closely, boy.
Do you take an Interest in carpentry?
Boy—No.
Rev. P.—Then what are vou waiting
for?
Boy—I'm wailing to hear wot a parson says when he hits his thumb with
the hammer.
Minard's Clniment Cures Dandruff
A successful agricultural show is
carried on each year ln a certain village In the soutlt of Ireland. Among
tho many competitions for thc encouragement of thrift nnd cleanllnesB is
one for tlie best turned out donkey
and cart. Tbe prize for this was usually won by the local doctor or tbe
local solicitor. After one year's Bhow
the farmers and working classes protested that It was rot quite fair to expect their hardly used animals to
compete successfully with tho well
cared for nnd well groomed animals
of thoso who generally won t:.e prize.
In consequence of this the prize following proviso tn connection with
this competition appeared lu the show
placard the following year:
All legal and medical donkeys excluded.
STANLEY LIOHTFOOT
PATENT SOUCiro* AND ATTORNEY
S.UMSDEN  •LOQ,f"J'VSSUEH) TORONTO.
VtimC fOt fm*},      "™~* '       /H.J7/J,
Keeping Her Hand In
Yes, sir. said thc barber, deftly rubbing the lather Into tbe scalp of the
patron, I was ship's barber on a transpacific steamer for five years until tlie
ship was wrecked nnd I was cast away
on an Island In the south seas. I
lived there for (wd years mil never
saw a human being, but when I was
rescued I flatter myself I was a better
shampooer than ever. I kept in practice all the time.
How did you manage it? asked the
patron.
I sbatmpooed the cocoam.ts.
-    Mother   (reading)  — It is always
damp where they raise mushrooms.
Little Lola—Is that why they look
like umbrellas?
Try  Murine Eye   Remedy
■It you have Red, Weak, Watery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
--Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist* Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murine Eye Salve ln Aseptic Tubes,
£5c, SOc. Eye Books Free by Mail,
Ufa tn tool. Bhi hi* an i,n um N„t etn
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A lady reluming home unexpectedly, fount! her domestic usinc the drawing-room for Ibe purpose of giving a
select party lo her friends. Ann, I
am surprised, she ejaculated.
So am I, ma'am, replied tlie unabashed girl. I thought you wouldn't be
back for a fortnlgl.l,
Upon what tloes Torpldvllle base
ils expectation that Its name will go
thundering down the ages?
It lias not asked for a federal reserve bank.
The Crltln of a Fad
Marcella. who had been eating out
of the window, suddenly began to
laugh hysterical'..
What in the. world Is the mailer,
child, asked her mother.
When I Mulshed my carpet rug, Marcella explained. I folded if across my
lap and carried It that way down the
street to slit.w II tn Itosemary.
Well, wliut of II?
Tlmt was only three day.i ago, grasped Marcella, with r. renewed outburst,
of merriment and now nearly every girl
in thc block Is wearing a carpet-rag
muff.
Now. children, said the teacher to
tlie junior class In arithmetic, if I
had nine yards of cloth antl used five
to make a shirt and three to make a
Jacket, what would I have left?
A lot of scraps, promptly answered
the little girl at the fool.
W. N. U. 993
Three Germans wero engaged In a
conlldonllnl talk while dining together In a Broadway cafe a few days
ago.
Their conversation drifted from polities to Hie second marriage of a mutual friend, when one of them remarked:
I'll tell you vhnt. A man vhat marries de second time don't deserve to
have lost his first wife.
When so much !s being said In fav*
cr of technical training, it Is unwise
to forget the broad mental discipline
which comes of a stiff course ln classics or mathematics. Tho man who
can calculate tlie orbit of a planet
may never make a dollar by his knowledge, but he will bring tc his dally
task a keen Insight, a quick and correct Judgment and au admirable taste.
—Toronto News.
Not Down to Standard
Persistent contributor — You are
quite sure you do not want this story,
then?
Candid editor—Quite sure.
Persistent contributor—Aud yet you
say It Is not bad.
Candid editor—Excuse me. You
misunderstood. The story Is bad,
but not bad euougb.
Yes, ma'am, said Mary, I heard the
bell,
But didn't answer the call; for well
Yo know I've noticed it long before—
My   company  knock  at   tbe  kitchen
door.
It Is well to have vlslo::. of a better life than that of every day, but
it is tlie life of every day from wliieh
elements of a better life must come.
For Fickle
Appetites
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Toasties are convenient-
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Magic Effects on Neuralgia
Throbbing Pain Goes Quickly
A YEAR'S SUFFERER CURED BY
NERVILINE."
No person rcaling this need ever
again suffer long from Neuralgia.
Nerviline will quickly cure tbe
worst Neuralgia, and Mrs. o. Evans,
in her strong letter written from Bus*
sel post office, says:—"Oue long year,
the longest of my life, was almost entirely given up to treating dreadful
attacks of Neuralgia. The age ny I experienced during some of the bad attacks was simply unmentionable. To
use remedie- by the score without
permanent relief wns migh:, discouraging. At lnsc I put my faith ln Nerviline; I read of tlie wonderful paln-
subdulng power it possessed aud made
up my mind to prove It valuabie or
useless. Nerviline at once eased the
pain and cured tbe headache. Continuous treat.sent with this magic*
working remedy cured nie entirely,
and I have ever since stayed well."
Mrs. Evan'c case Ib but one of hundreds-that might be quoied. Nerviline Is a specific for all nerve, muscular or joint pain. It quickly cures
neuralgia, sciatica, lumbago, lame
back, neuritis und rheumatism. Forty
y.-ars in use, and to-day the most
widely used liniment in the Dominion. Don't take anythlig but "Nerviliue," which an> dealer anywhere
can supply in large 60c. family size
bottles, or In a small 23c. trial size.
A BRONCHIAL COUGH
u wearing and dangeroa* btcarn* the) in/lamtd,
macus-filled tab** interfere with breathing antl tha
treth air pane* through that unhealthy titta*.
Probably no other remedy affords eucb prompt
and permanent relief as Scott'* Emaltion; it
checks the cough, heals the linings of the throat
and bronchial tubes and strengthens the lungs to
•vert tuberculosa. This pojnt cannot be empha-
•zed too strongly—that Scott's Emuhion haa
been auppreasing bronchitis for forty yeara and
wiB help you.
Be careful to avoid subatitutai tod insist 0n SCOTT'S.
«TANY DnUtl STORE. 1J-77
Reserve Wind
as  behooved  Ids
Needed All His
Donald McLanny,
reputation as the strong man and athlete of the district, entered his name
for all the events In the village sports:
ami, as a matter of fact, was a hot
favorite for most of tbem.
In short, great things were expected
of him, but expectations were hardly
realized. The flrst event on the program was the quarter-mile and of eight
runners Donald finished  eighth.
Donald, Donald, said a fellow Scot,
why did ye ro run faster?
Tlie rtrong mau sneered.
Run faster! he said contemptuously.
An' me reservlu' meself for the bagpipe competition'
An Extraordinary taper
One of the most extraordinary news,
papers on record is a weekly published
iu tho little Gel-man town of Griittin-
gen. As tho place is too small tn
support moro than one paper, tho Wo-
chenblutt Is tbe official organ of the
two political parties, the Liberals and
the Socialists. Half tlie pages uro
written by members of each party, an
arratiS'-meat that seems lo catlsfy both
sides.
SMI.LOM
quickly stops cousris,
the ilirrr.t and luncs.
and heals
95 cents.
Tho Lord Mayor of Manchester has
merry wit, and this Is one of the
stories he told in his racy speech at
the Manchester Motor Show dinner. A
motorist drew up at the Midland holi'.,
Manchester, just as one of the city
ft-titers was leaving bis establishment.
Hey, my man, quoth the motorist, do
you mind looking after my car while
I go inside for a few minutes?
Sir, said the Irato dignitary, do you
know that 1 am a member or the city
council?
Oh! rejoined tbe motorist. That Is
all right, I cau trust you!
An amusing story Is related of
Prince Arthur of Connaught, who went
over to Japan with the Order of the
Garter ln the time of the late Mikado.
Prince Arthur had tbe time of his
life in Japan, and he delights in telling of a formal visit to a small town
where, to do hlm duo honor, the railway authorities had placed a motto ln
English directly facing thc place where
he alighted. Unfortunately the English was not so precise as It might
have been, for It read, lu letters about
a couple of feet deep:
God Help Prince Arthur!"
NERVES ARE SORE
AND PAINFUL
Neuritis or Inflammation of the
nerves, is the most painful of nervous
ailments. You may feel the soreness
or tenderner throughout the body, or
It may bo confined to certain nerves,
In the head it Is called neuralgia; in
the hips and legs, sciatica; ! tho face,
tlcdoloreux, and ln the chest, intercostal neuralgia.
The application of dry heat affords
relief from the lance-like pains, but
the essential thing Is to build up the
exhausted nervous system by tho persistent use of such a restorative as
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. You will
have otlier symptoms to warn you
of tho depleted condition of tlie nervous system, and this is your opportunity to rcstoro to the body the
energy and '.Igor of health.
While litis creat food cure Is Instilling new vitality into thc starved nerve
cells It Is also forming new, firm
flesh and tissue, nnd, by nollng your
increase in weight, you -an prove beyond doubt tlio benefit being obtained
by Its use. This is Nature's way of
curing disease; of Ihe nerves, and lt
la the only way to obtaii; lasting
benefit.
Merely Getting In Practice
Victim—Mercy! That isn". thc right
tootli you've puli-sd.
Dentist—Be patieut,     uadam;    I'm
coming to It.
Warls -.ill render the prettiest
hands unsightly. Clear the excrescences away by using Ilolloway's Corn
(.'ure, which acts thoroughly nnd painlessly.
Thc Judge—What did you hit this
man Willi?
Prisoner—I didn't bit bim with anything.
The Judge—But look at hlm. He's
In a horrlltlo condition. Surely you
dldiit tlo that with your lists?
Pi'isonei—No, your honor, 1 kcle'ied
him by tlie heels and bumped hlm a
few times against a brick wall. But
I didn't hit hlm with anything.
My wife has gono home to her mother's.
Quarrel?
No, she gett tired of h?r own cooking occasionally and goes homo to
get something to eat.
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There was a terrible noise coming
from the direction of the dining-room
and the fond mother, alarmed, rushed
In. On the floor her son, aged ten.
was going through ull maimer of contortions— somertatilts, both backwards
and forwards. Bang, bang, bang, ho
went.
Willie! Willie! she cried. What are
you doing?     You'll—
For a moment Willie paused in his
gymnastics.
Oh, it's all right, mother, lie gasped.
You sec. I forgot to shake my medicine
before taking it—like you always told
me to do. So I thought I'd shake myself up as the medicine was Inside me!
• Officer O'Hoggarty—Look at (lie luck
of Mulroomy. Sliure, tie's been
transferred to the mounted squad.
Friend—Phwat advantage is tbot?
Office Hoggarty—Advantage Is It.
Whin there's throuble, see how much
quicker be can get out of tbe way
than a poor man on foot.
Customer—I say, Mr. Barber, I don't
hear your : 'ssors at -'ork on my
hair.
Barber—Hair is rather thin, sir.
Customer—That doesn't nratter. I
am paying for a hair cut and I want
to hear the scissors on the bald place
Just the same as if I had hair on it.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
His Gratitude
The Seedy Individual iwlto has como
up just afler the rescue)—Are you "the
cove wot 'as just pulled my boy a lit
o' tbe sea?
The Other (modestly, afler effecting
a gallant rescue)—Ves, my friend, but
that's all right—don't say any more
about It.
The Seedy Individual Orl right?
It ain't orl right! Wot ubabt 'Is
blootnlug 'at? «
How came yot. in the penitentiary*
I was drugged and robbed
By whom?
My doctor.
Yes.
He told m i lo lako iron.
Well.
1 took a 3tove and was arrested.
An Old Joke Revamped
A raw Scotch lad Joined the local
territorials, and on the first parade
his sister came, together with his
mother, to see them. When they were
marching past Jock was out of step.
Look, miti.er, said his sister, tliey
are a' oot o' ttcp but oor Jock.
PATENT8
Fotherstonhaugh & Co., head Office,
King Street East, Toronto, Canada.
They say lhat Briggs Is a temperance crank of tlie extremist kind.
I should say he Is. He wouldn't
even buy stccks because they frequently take a drop.
The efforts of the Italian government*
to colonize the vast new territories ih
Africa may in the future have some effect on the emigration to the Uolled
States. It Is admitted, however, that
tho United States will always offer a
more powerful attraction to emigrants
than Africa or otlier foreign lands.
Now, I call that real foolish to climb
that rock. What are you doing there
anyhow.
I'm jusl pondering bow I shall get
down again.
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To Correspondents: The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1914.
Foster's Negotiations.
(From The Nanaimo Daily Herald)
President Foster in his speech at the demonstration on
the Cricket Field, is reported to have made the statement
that they, the officers of the United Mine Workers of
America presumably, had been tiying all along to open up
negotiations with the operators. This is surely an amazing
statement for a man in Mr. Foster's position to make. What
attempts have Foster and his brother officers ever made to
open negotiations of any kind for a settlement ?   In October,
1912, Foster himself was asked by a Free Press, representa
tive if it were true that the men on strike at Cumberland
had applied to the Labour Department for a Board of In
vestigation. He replied that they had not done so, and had
no intention of doing anything of the kind, as they were
quite capable of settling their own grievances.    In June,
1913, he accused the Herald of lying because it said that no
application had been made. First of all he denied that they
had applied to the Minister of Labour Crothers, then he
stated that they had, and next he charged the Herald with
lying for saying they had not. The Ananias is not far to
seek, and yet he is head of the local branch of the union,
His subsequent conduct, and his statement on the Cricket
Grounds yesterday, make it appear that his readiness to say
anything one day, and deny anything or the same thing the
next day, is his chief qualification for office of president.
It is the usual and the proper course in all labour disputes to attempt negotiations with the operators before
resorting to a strike. Did President Foster follow that
course in Nanaimo? He neither interviewed the operators,
nor consulted the men. His superior officer Farrington
called the strike, and Foster published the decree. Nor did
he leave the men in any doubt that it was a decree. Not
all the men were disposed to submit to his arrogated
authority. They demanded to have a voice, and exercise
their rights of franchise, in the making of the strike. What
was Foster's reply to them? " Ballot or no ballot, a strike
has been declared and any man going to work will be
branded as a scab," answered this Nero among union
leaders. This is the kind of negotiation in which President
Foster is plainly at his best. He has really attempted no
negotiations since. On the contrary he has blocked all
negotiations. The overtures made by the company, and
the offer of mediation made by the Department ot Labour
were all incontinently turned down beeause they did not let
President Foster in on the ground floor. Shut out himself,
he would not allow the men to go in. This sums up his
whole endeavour to open up negotiations. The result of his
action to the men out of work we have already discussed at
length. If the men themselves are satisfied, nobody else has
any reason to worry. That Foster himself is not very
greatly concerned we are easily able to understand. That
he is willing to stay with the job no matter how long it
takes goes without saying. He is probably doing better
than ever he did before in his life. He has a very snug
berth with a comfortable salary. It is true that he and the
other union bosses promised that they would not draw their
salaries during the strike. Is it not also true that the
salaries looked too good to be dropped? Is it not also true
that not all of them were satisfied with their salaries alone ?
At least it is so reported. In any case it is assuredly true
that, whether the operators are beaten or not, whether the
trouble continues another year or ten years, Foster himself
will not suffer but will grow in ease and prosperity.
Offsetting
Competition
The thing for the merchants of this
community to do in their own interests
is to advertise faithfully, and to make
their printed announcements interesting
and helpful to those whose trade and
favor are desired.
The serious competitors of the retailers of this
community are the big stores of the big cities
—those that send out catalogues and have
mail-order departments.
The poorest way to offset this competition is
for our local merchants to remain silent. For
them not to " speak up " is to give the mailorder houses a better chance to get business
from this community.
A WORD TO THE PUBLIC
When you send your money out of this community, you enrich the great shops and impoverish thi8 community. Strengthen—not weaken
—the merchants of this community. It will all
be returned to you in the form of better service
and better values.
Be Loyal to Your Own Community
Hon. T. W. Crothers.
The second Minister of Labour in the history af Canada
is the Hon. T. W. Crothers, and he has occupied that port-
can be no question of the value of the services which Mr.
Crother has rendered, not alone to the cause of labour, but
to the welfare of the people of Canada generally by the
policy which he has pursued in handling his department.
The Minister of Labour is not a novice in public life.
From early manhood he has been in the front of the political
life of his old home district,—Western Ontario. A good
fighter always he was never found wanting in the day when
his services were needed in any good cause, and before he
entered the federal field he had made for himself a record
in Ontario f«r practical work on behalf of the people. The
man who investigated the famous "school book ring," and
broke it up, and then refused to accept one cent for his
services on behalf of the people is the type of man that
Ontario knew well long before he became a national figure
at the Capital.
The man's manner is one that suggests optimism and a
healthy outlook. Virility and earnestness are stamped upon
every moment of the Minister of Labour, and it is an inspiring sight to witness him with his back to the wall, fighting
his opponents from every quarter. This session the Liberal
forces seemed to have combined in an attempt to discredit
the Labour Department, but the attempts have sadly failed
and notably the last attempt, when the opposition brought
up the question of the Vancouver Island strikes, and sought
to lay upon the Minister's shoulders the blame for the
protracted nature of that labour trouble. Out of that encounter, which lasted over several days, the Minister not
only emerged unscathed, but he countered on his critics and
drove them into confusion.
Mr. Crothers has enlarged the scope of his department,
has added to it what might be termed con;*-tructive features,
and is today laying the foundation of work to be done in the
future that will have far reaching results for the people of
this country.
It is in line with this policy that many of the important
moves have been made by the Department of Labour during
the last two years. Realizing that the condition of female
workers throughout Canada had not received the attention
that it deserved, Mr. Crothers had female correspondents
appointed in four of the principle cities of Canada, with a
view to securing first hand information that could be used
in improving conditions of women workers, and of those of
both sexes young in years. This move has been well justified
by results, and has brought reforms already.
A matter of very great importance that came to the
Minister's attention some time ago had to do with complaints
that certain employment agencies were making exhorjpitant
charges for securing work. Mr. Crothers at once had one
of his officers investigate this matter, with the result that he
found the complaints were well founded, one.agent having
secured $10,000 from working men in a period of three
months. With a view to preventing such treatment of
immigrants in particular, Mr. Crothers prepared regulations
under the Immigration Act for the protection of immigrants,
under which no emyloyment agency may now deal with
folio since the advent of the Borden Government in 1911.
If a man's work is judged by its real practical results there I immigrants without first having taken out a licenee
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
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Cumberland.'B.C.
PRE-EMPTORS' MAPS
Victoria, B.C. The Survey
Branch of the Department of
of Lands have issued the first
maps of a new series of ten pre-
emptor's maps embracing in a
comprehensive way the greater
part of the interior of the province. The publication of these
pre-emptor's maps, which was
commenced by the Department
in 1911, when four maps were
issued for the purpose of showing
intending settlers the areas surveyed and distinguishing between
the lands available for pre-emption and those alienated. The
four maps issued in that year
covered 12,000 square miles. The
great advance made in the work
of the Survey Branch is evidenced
by the fact that tenmaps being
tasued this year will cover over
100,000 square miles and the
mojority of these maps will be
available to the public by the
middle of June.
The two maps which are now
complete are those dealing with
lands in the vicinity of Fort
George and the South Fork of the
Fraser where on June 1st and 15
th, and area of 80,000 acres in
the reserve on either side of the
Fraser River along the route of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railwav
will be opened to settlement, the
eastern part at McBride on June
1st and the western part at Fort
George on June 15th. A pamphlet
has been issued by the Department of Lands describing the
district.
The pre-emptor's maps in the
first year of their publication, as
stated, covered but 12,000 square
miles. The following year 40,000
square miles were coverd, last
year the area embraced totalled
80,000 square miles and this year
the extent of territory embraced
in these maps is 100,000 square
miles. When the publication of
the maps was commenced in 1911
the information available did not
warrant anything better than a
rough map solely intended for
the convenience of land-seekers,
and, while this has been the
prime object kept in view in thc
annual publication of these useful
maps, the increase in knowledge
of the geographical features
arising from the extension of
surveys in advance of settlement
has enabled a great advance to
be made, and these maps of today
while filling the purpose for
which they were intended, are
also good, general utility maps.
A new feature appearing on.
the pre-emptor's maps for the
first time this year, is the showing in a distinct colour, the lands
reserved for university purposes,
and lands reserved for public
auction. All maps of the pre-
emptor's series are d'stributed to
the public free of charge and are
sent in quantities for this purpose
to the offices of the variaus Government agents throughout the
Province.
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Happy Valley
PHONE L8-6
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Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
CHOICE FRUITS
AND ICE CREAM
CANDY, CIGARS
Sao
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The Ideal Store
NEW SHOES
The first shipment of our spring stock
of shoes have arrived in
Men's Tan and Black Button
Ladies Tan, Gun Metal, and
Navy Blue Suede in
Lace & Button
Watch for our Sa^e of Odds and Ends
after Stock-Taking.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbells.
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL Minimi lights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ano Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, thn Northwest Terri
toriea and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an animal rental nf
tl an acre. Not more than 2,500 aores
will bi* leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uusurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapplicaut himself.
Etch application must be accompanied
by a fee of f 6 which will be refunded if the
rikhts applied forare not available, but not
I her wise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for tbe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If tbe cal miniag rights are
not being operated, aueh returns shall be
furnished at least onoe a year.
The lease will inolude the coal minim:
rights only, but the l"ssee may ho permitted to purchase whatever avai able sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for tbe working of the mine at the rate of
$10 OOanacre.
For full information application r-h'>uld
be made to the Secretary if tho Pepsrt-
oientof the Interior, Omhwi,   or to   any
Agent or Suh Au.nt i.fD iiijiio Lands.
W.  W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of i he lute' ior.
N.B- Ilnauihoriiud publication i f this
udvertinement will not b • i aid for.
Capital Paid Up 111,560,000 Reserve Fund 113,500,000
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Drafts issued In any currency, payable all over the world
SP^-IAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and In
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Flour trial is essential but-
it is not your work!
Flour varies from time to
time in baking quality.   This
is because wheat continually
varies according to soil condi-
'   tions, etc.
Therefore, if baking results are to be constantly high,
baking tests are essential.  It
HI |OITV'E unrcasonable to expect you
rURI l«y to make these tests at your
% expense.
y So from each shipment of
y      wheat delivered at our mills
\     we take a ten pound sample.
I    This  is  ground   into  flour.
y   Bread is baked from the flour.
\ If this bread is high in quality
t*. and large in quantity, we use
»the shipment.   Otherwise we
Y-11 it
\    By simply asking for FLOUR
baring this name yoiy-tan
always be sure of more/bread
and better bread.     /
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"More Bread and Better Bread" and
"Better Pastry Too"        «■
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Resolu-ions Easily Made
Too many men seem to m ko resolutions only to break then* afterward.
Tliey arc like Smythe.
Wben Smythe came home very late
on January 2, a cigar in his mouth and
an odor of alcohol about bim, his
wire said bltUrly:
Only yesterday you swoi 3 oft late
hours, .whisky and tobacco, and row—
look at you! You've broken all three
of your resolutions!
Well, dearie, what of it? said Smythe
li. a hurt voice I can make others,
can't I?
Changed Her Mind
Thackeray lells of a peasant woman
begging alms from him, wbo seeing
bint putting his hands in bis pockets,
suid:
Way the blessing of Providence foi-
lew you; hut when he only : illed out
bis snuffbox she immediately added,
and never overtake you.
Anxious Moflier—Jack, you must remember to use your right hand more.
I don't want you to become left-hand-
eJ.
Lute Jack—Don't worry, mamma,
Some of tho best pitchers In the
league aro southpaws.
Admiration of American Hustle
Clerks on skates, the latest American Btyle ot hustling, may    he   commended to sleepy business bouses.
It a customer enters the stockroom
of an engineering firm In New Bedford (Mass.) and asks for a special
article, a young man is notified aud he
skates briskly down the floor on a pair
of rollers.
In a flash ho Is back wltb the desired article and a good deal of time is
•saved—Pall Mall Gazette.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—Theodore Dorais, a customer of nine, wns completely cured
of rheumatism after five years of suffering by the judicious use of MINARD'S LINIMENT.
The above fasts ean be T»rlflpd by
writing to hlm, to the Parish Priest or
any of his neighbors.
A. COTB, Merchant.
8L Isidore, Quo., 12 May, 'OS.
Success may ruin 'some persons, but
lhat dues no; deter the stragglers: up
the ladder.
i>r. Morse's
Indian  Root   Pills
are just the right medicine for the
children. Whcn'thcy are constipated
—when their kidneys arc out of order
—when over-indtilgrncc in some
favorite food gives them Indigestion
—Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills will
quickly and surely put them riglit.
Purely vegetable, tbey neither sicken,
wrakenor gripe, like harsh purgatives.
Guard your children's he.ilih hy
always keeping a box of Dr. Mor=e'j
Indian Root Pills in the house, '1 hey c,
Ua-o-n   the   Children   Woll
Jay Oreen—. had a ride in my cousin's automobile while 1 was up to thc
city.
Aaron Allrcd— Yo did? How'd
seem?
Jay Green—Waal. It felt like drop-
ing into a mighty deep well, only we
dropped straight ahead instead of
downward.
  8he't Almost Perfect
I bit* a stenographer now, proclaimed a prominent business man, who
comes pretty close to being a prize.
She la always punctual, always seat,
and her manners aro perfect. She
haa a pleasant voice, she la nice to
look at, and ahe doesn't chew gum.
She never flirts with the young men in
the office, and ahe is never impertinent.
Almost a prize, repeated on* who
was listening. Why, she's almost too
good to be true. What's the matter
with her?
She can't take dictation, and she
doesn't know how to use a typewrit-
Well, a toll iw can't have everything
perfect.
LA GRIPPE'S VICTIMS
Yon Can Only Recover Fran Its After
Effects by Enriching the Blood
Few diseases so shatter the health
as la grippe, or Influenza. Ita vie
tlms all tell tho same story. They are
left despondent, tired, weak and
wretched ln every way. They have no
appetite, ambition or strength; can
not sleep and suffer from eadachts,
backaches and nervousness. In this
weakened condition lies the real dan
ger. The body falls an easy prey to
bronchitis, pnenmcnla, and even to
consumption. Nearly every form of
nervous trouble has heen known to follow an attack ot la grippe. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills give the quickest
and most thorough relief from the
after effects of this trouble. They
build up and purify tlie blood, drive
tho poisons out of the system and
give strength and .tone to the whole
body. Tbe following Is an example of
their power It. cases of tills kind. Mrs.
R. A. McLean, Wentworth Station. N.
S., says: "Two years ago Herbert 13.
Freeman, a young hoy living with us,
was attacked with la grippe. At the
time he did not have a strong constitution, and we feared the trouble was
settling on his lungs. He was not
able to walk fifty yards without neine:
out of breath, and his general vitality
was very low. For months he continued In this position, notwithstanding
all wo did for him, and it was at this
crisis that we got Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for him. By the tin-* he had
used three boxes there war a noticeable improvemert, and this was followed by his being able to do light work,
and later he had all the strength of a
growing boy. His cure was looked
upon as remarkable by all who knew
him, and I am giving the result ln the
hope that it may be of henelit to some
one else."
Dr. Williams' Pir.k Pills r.re sold by
all medicine dealers or sent hy mail
at 50 cents a box or six boxss for
$2.50 by The Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
'nie Transportation oi Grain
In a small country church In Kngland a little child was brought forward
for baptism. Tbe youag minister, taking the little one iu his arms, spoke as
follows:
Beloved hearers no one can foretell
the future of this child. He may
grow up to be a great astronomer, like
Sir Isaac Newton, or a great labor
leader like John Burns; and it is possible he might become the prime minister of England.
Turning to tlie mother, hs Inquired:
What is the name of the child?
Mary Ann, was the reply.
'Tie a Marvelous Thing.—When the
cures effected by Dr. Thomas' Eclec-
tric Oil are considered, the speedy and
permanent relief it has brought to the
suffering wherever it has heen used,
It miiBt he regarded as a marvelous
thing that so potent a medicine should
result fron the six ingredients which
enter into its composition, A trial
will convince the most skeptical of its
healing vi.tues.
Court Humor
Judge—You say you saw the prisoner strike thc complainant. " ' '
provocation?
Witness—Why, he pulled out a
of bill, your honor.
Judge—And you  mean  to  say-
prisoner struck him for that?
Witness—Well,  he struck  him
some of It.
On what
roll
thc
To Cure a Cold in On * Day
Take LAXA'lIVE BROMO QUININE
Tablets.     Druggists refund money if
it fails to cure.     E. W. GROVE'S si
nature is on each box.    25c.
Teacher—Thomas, can you tell me
how matches are made?
Small Thoi.'.as—No, ma'ar..; but 1
don't blame you for trying to find out,
Teacher—Why what da you mean
by that?
Small Tho.nas—Mother snys you
huve heen trying to make a match for
years, but can't.
I bear that you have a college grad'
uate for a cook. Isn't that rather ex
pensive?
Not very. She works for her hoard
and   clothes.
Why, how does she come to do that
She's my wife.
W. N. U. 993
While jaunting through the desert
out Mojave way this summer, we stopped to ask a drink of a foreign'homesteader on a desert claim. Ho supplied us from a Larrel of warm, acrid
liquid.
Where do yon get your water? we
inquired.
In town" at the railroad tank.
How far is that?
Six miles.
Why don't you dig a well for it?
Same distance and harder work.
Tint's what I call a Judai kiss.
What's that?
One from my wife to see if I bave
been drinking
What a Friend Can Do
There are all sorts of friends—-those
who desert their companions in their
hour of need; the fair-weather friend,
who runs uway wben t.-ouble comes
along, but is always there when the
sun shines; the deceitful friends; the
loyal (friend; the disloyal friend and
so on. Ask yourself which sort you
are.
Tlie friends worth while, sho who
is a real pal In every sense of the word,
will stick to her chum through thick
and thin; no matter what the troubles
are—no matter how her pal may encroach on her time, the true friend will
be with her as far as lies in her power
aud will do thu best she can for her.
For nursing mothers
Na-Dru-Co Laxatives
offer tlie important advantage that they do not disturb
the rest of the system or
affect the child.
.   25c. a box at your
Druggist's.
National Drug snd Chemical Co,
of Canada, Limited.     175 _.{
(Continued from Last Week)
"Leaving Port Colbourae the grain
parses through Lake Ontario aud the
St. Lawrence to Montreal, where It Is
elevated to the ocean vessel. This
elevator floats oa a barge, which getB
between the two vessels. There Is
still another method of elevating the
grala into tbe large ocean going vessels for the flrst method, generally
speaking, is not practical. Usually
the grain is elevated into the immense
transfer houses, owned by the Montreal Harbor Commlision, Is carried
along a long alleyway leading to all
the docks, and hy means of spouts is
let iuto these large ocean boats.
"We should bo proud of the splendid facilities for handling grain, at
Montreal, it is to be regretted that
so little a proportion of Canadian
grain goes by Way of Montreal, but
this is largely hy reason of tho fact
that tlie canal.', are not deep enough to
allow the big boats to tako the grain
tlie entire route. Tlie deepening of the
Wetland canal would help to enable the
port at Montreal to take care of all
Canadian grain.
"Taking a hurried trip across the
Atlantic, we tlnd a new method of tuk-
Ing the grain out of the heart of tlie
ocean vessel—the pneumatleocean vessel—the ssneuinatio elevator. Here the
grain is sucked up iuto the elevator,
and run through a spout into a barge,
lt is Interesting to note that thero is
very little grain that goes from Canada ever gets on land again until it
gets to the doors of the mills. To
unload the ocean \essels on to the
docks involves an expense and the
thrifty Englisli dealer avoids every
possible unnecessary expense, so you
see we have much to learn in reference,]
to economical handling methods.
"The tramp steamer does not figure
to aay great extent in the Canadian
Grain trade. Usually the boats carry
other cargoes in addition to grain. In
case tlie grain goes into store at Liverpool barges carry tbe grain from the
ocean vessel to the elevator where it
is elevated up into the storage bins.
Tiie English elevators are of a different type to those in Canada. They
are solidly built and are also more artistic. Another method of unloadim
the ocean steamer Is the lowering of
the leg iuto the bowels of tlie vessel,
the grain is olevated and placed in the
barges, and then is carried through the
canals to the point of destination.
j There Ib hardly any grain carried 'by
rail. Economy is recognized us a necessity. I have yet to see a carload
ot grain on rail in Europe. Of course
in this connection, the argument in
this country is that the season Is too
short, ln th-* -orthern countries of
Europe, where thc season Is about as
short as ours even there tho grain is
not shipped by rail. I believe it Is
time that tlie possible development of
a system of waterways for Western
Canada should he investigated. If
practicable great economy ia transportation can be without doubt, affected.
The Vernon mill in London, Elgland,
is n splendid type of Englisli mill.
The ocean vs-sBs'lts can come right up
alongside and discharge their cargoes.
1 have seen th? class of grain used
for milling in this mill, There waB
Australian. Argentine, Canadian and
Karachi, all mixed just so as to give
the particular blend desired. Australian
wheat brings a higher price on the
British market than Canadian, because
there is a larger quantity of the hard
glutenous Canadian type of wheat
available. Australian wheat is a
starchy grain. If the time should
come when there is less hard glutenous wheat than of the starchy variety-
then our wheat cau he characterized
as tlie best wheat. The best wheat is
tbat which realises the best price.
A vessel ean come right from Beunos
Ayres, anil sail right up to Vernon's
mill. No producer iu the world pays
so much to get his wheat to market as
the Western Canadian farmer. Ia tlie
case of the Argentine, one of our
great compel Ittors, the rail haul is
never more than 200 or !>00 miles to
tlie ocean port. In'Australia, wheat
growiug is only carried on for short
distances from water. It is true that.
there is a long water haul from Australia, but that is cheaper than our
system which involves an expensive
combination of rail, lake and ocean
transport.
Of continent ports probably Rotterdam is tbe greatest importer of Canadian grain. There is a battery here
of. 22 pneumatic unloaders. Tlieir
boast here is that they can have a
vessel clear within 21 hours. At Antwerp the system is tlie same as others,
except lhat instead of storage tanks
the grain Is stored ou floors. Ths nt
tnosphere is too humid for tanks so
this otlier system is used.
Mannheim. Germany, is ono of the
greatest milling cel.tres In the world.
Mannheim is situated on tlie Ithelne.
It Is Interesting.to note what the Hermans have done ■ .th tbls turbulent
river of theirs. Tliey have developed at Mannheim, n milling centre, second only to Minneapolis. How Is it
possible? It is possible by reason of
the cheap water 1 aulage. At Antwerp
a great many barges can be seen. The
owner, with '..is wife and family lives
on board. They are engaged by the
mille-s tb take the grain to the mills,
or will leave tlie barge tied up ti tlie
dock, with the grain In storage. This
method Is cheaper than any other
storage known, because the miller can
give instructions to bring the grain
to the mill, aud there is no cost of
transfer.
My Idea has been to show to the
business men ot Regina, the course
of the grain from our province to the
place where it is used. You have seen
that It costs r.n enormous sum of
money transporting the grain to its
destination. This tax is clo3e to $350
for every 1,000 bushels of grain. I am
making no charge against the existing
transportation facilities. I am making Ihe statement that the tax Is too
much. The grain should as far as
possible remain iu the one storage vessel until It reaches itf destination.
Every time that grain is transferred it
means an increased cost, a cost whicli
the producer on tlio prairie must hear.
I think it is time that the-buslness men
of Western Canada woke up to see
what it means to them to have tbe cost|
of transporting  grain  rnluced.     .We
WORMS
"Wormy," that's what's the matter of 'em. Stomarh aa*
intestinal worms. Nearly as bad as distemper. Cost yoa
loo much to feed 'em. Look bad—are bad. Don't ptiyila
'em to death. Spohn't Cure will remove the worms, improve
the appetite, and tone 'em up all round and don't "physic."
Arts on **!:uul<« und blood. Full directions with each bottlsv
and sold by all druggists.
SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemists, Goshen, Indiana, U.S.A.
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FARMERS
Csn always make sure of getting the highest prices for
BARLEY and FLAX, Ly shipping their car lets to FOR',
having lt~
WHEAT,   OATS,
  .,    .       .-.-.    WILLIAM    AND
FORT ARTHUR and having thtm sold on commission by
THOMPSON, SONS AND COMPANY
THE  WELL-KNOWN   FARMERS' AGENTS
AODRE8S  700*701  Y.,   GRAIN   EXCHANGE,   WINNIPfQ
will have a big population in the West.
Although mixed farming may be very
profitable antl will grow to a gr .niter
extent as the years go by, still we cannot hut face the fact grain will he the
principle product of this province for
vory many years to come. We have
not the people here to eat it, and for
a numbju- of years to corns/ we must
export It. If we have to export It
we must take the most economical, way
to tlo so.
Automobile Alarm
An inventor has designed an alarm
for automobiles with the object of discouraging the car thief. It is claimed that tampering with tlie car in any
manner without lirst using the key
which cotrols thc device releases the
alarm to ring for forty-eight hours,
short circuits the ignition wires, and
turns off the petrol. Since It is claimed that the alarm cannc be stopped
until two whole days have passed, n
thief could not get very far witli his
stolen car.
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THE UNFORTUNATES
WITH      BACKACHE,     HEADACHE
AND THAT TIRED FEELING
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Woodwork, lMnoleun.s.
Pianos, Furniture, etc.
Makes everything just
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Satisfactorily Explained
Stranger—Did a pedestrian pass this
way a few minutes ago?
Granger—No, eoi\ I've been right
outer this tater patch more than an
hour and not a blamed thing bas
passed 'cept one solitary man, an' be
was trampin* 'eiloug on foot.
Shilohm
rhe lamily remedy  lor Coueha  .na Colds.
Vsall doie.    Small bottle.   Beat since lim
If so, Listen to the Story of George
F. Stander, and Use Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Haudsworth, Sask. (Special). — If
you are one of those unfortunates who
suffer from sore back, headache and
that tired, listless feeling that makes j ded
work a hardship nnd life not worth self,
living, tlie story of Geo. F, Stander, a!
well-known young man c. this place,
will Interest you.
"For nearly t< . yoars," Mr. Stander
says, "I suffered from sore back aud
headache. I had a bail taste In my
mouth in tlie morning, anil I was
always tired. 1 finally decided that
my kidneys were tlie caiiBe of my
trouble, and decided to try Dodd's
Kidney I'ills. I got half a dozen boxes and before I had finished taking
them I was completely c'l.'ed.
"I advise anyone suffering as I did
to use Dodd's Kidney Pills."
Healthy Kidneys strain all impiirl-
An Oxford don had becom . so popular that he was part of the university
exhibit. A* guide, taking people
through the grounds, stopped underneath a window, and pointing up, said:
That room la occupied by Professor So
and So. Then throwing n pebble nt
tlie window a face appeared and lie ad-
And there's the professor hlni-
A Medical Need Supplied.—When a
medicine is found that not only acta
upon tlie stomach, but Is so composed
that certain ingredients of it pass unaltered through ihe stomach to find
action in the bowels, • then there is
available a purgative and a cleanser
ot great effectiveness. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are of tills character
aud are thc best of all pills. During
the years that they have been In use
they have established themselves ai
no other pill ba-. done.
tics, all the seeds of disease, out of
the blood. Weak kidneys leave tlieso
impurities In the blood, nrd the re-
Bult is nervousness, tired feeling and
pains and aches that often develop
into Diabetes and Bright's Disease.
Dodd's Kidney Piilc make weak Kidneys strong and healthy.
Oil, Mr. Smith, cried the young lady
as she greeted her caller. So you
have been making friends with Fido!
And do you think he likes you?
Well, said Mr. Smith, grimly. I do
not believe he's quite decided yet— ha
has only had one bite nnd he seeuu
to want another. ,
Our Old Folks
Some of our newspapers have
drawn conclusions from the census
reporls that our people are generally
young; but they failed to reckon
with our old folks. In the 7,200.-
613 who make up the population of
Canada there are included 44,1142 octogenarians und 4,822 nonagenarians.
And the census officers discovered
twenty centenarians!—La Patrle.
Mamma, said a bright little four]
year old, whoso mother was a widow.
I wish you'd do mc a favor and marry the man who keeps the candy
store on'tlio corner.
Beg pardon, sir, observed the tough
looking waiter, suggestively. Gentlemen at this table usually —er—remember me, sir.
I don't wonder, said the customer,
cordially. That mug of yours would
be hord to forget.
And he picked up his hill and strolled leisurely lu the directiou of th»
cashier,
Purchasing Powder
I wish some powder for a bomb, said
the militant suffragette.
Quite so, murmured the clerk. What
kind';
Pltik, I guess. That's the shade I
always use on my face.
"CATARRHOZONE" PREVENTS BAD COLDS
STRENGTHENS WEAK IRRITABLE THROATS
Employe  Nature's Own  Metiods  and
Is  Invariably Successful
Few will escape a cold this winter,
but alas! many colds run into Catarrh.
Neglected Catnrr.i is tlie straight
gateway to consumption.
Catarrhozone is a germ-killer—destroys mlcrob"o that cause Catarrh.
lt liealc and soothes, relieves the
cough, gives throat and lungs a
chance, cleanses the nostrils, clears
out the phlegm.
You feel better in an hour.
In a day you're greatly relieved,
and on goes tlie curing of Catarr-
l.ozone ti',1 you're well.
No treatment so direct.   Catarrhoz
one goes riglit to thi* spot—acts quick-dealers
ly, cures thoroughly catarrh bronchitis anil all tl.ioat affections.
"Nothing could kill a coll so fast as
Catarrhozone," writes Amey E. Slid*
ling, from St. Johns. "Last month
I had a frlghliul cold in my head, suffered from itching nose, running eyes
and torturing headache. Ten minutes with "Cat! rrhozone" inhale.' gave,
gave mo relief and In one hour I was
well of my cold. Catarrhozone I consider a marvel."
Carry "Ciunrrhozone" Inhaler la
your pocket or purse—tali'' it .o
church—to the theatre—to work—usa
It in bed. It prevents und cures all
manner of nose and throat troubles.
Complete outfit, I in nil, teed, $1.00;
smail sii.o fiOs:  u mi lc slzj   26c; at THE ISLAXDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C
*
HMMIHHHMHHMMH
According to
6. Washington;:
Billy Unburdened His Guilty::
Conscience
By LILL1E WENTZ
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"Tomorrow's a holiday, Aunt Molly,"
trpii) Billy, perching himself on the
arms of her chair.,    .
"Isn't that JollyV" returned pretty
Miss Gait aa sbe tousled bis curly
lair. "Washington's birthday, th?
What are you going to do, dear!"
"That's for you to say," replied Billy,
■tinning. "Will yon come orer to tbe
lake and skate with me, Aunt Molly V"
"Oh, dear!" cried Molly regretfully,
•nd then Billy knew that Ned BHdred
kail asserted his rights as Molly's
lance nnd that-if Miss Gale went to
Hirer lake it would be to skate wltb
Ibe handsome Ned and not wltb ber
■Ine-ycur-old nephew.
"I'm so sorry, Billy," faltered Molly
■t last   "Tou con come wltb us."
Hilly shook his hend and slipped
town from the chair.
"Two's company and three's none,"
ke quoted glumly as be went away,
"Poor little Billy!" smiled Molly as
ahe gazed after him with,lovely, misty
styes. The tears soon cleared away,
kut the smile remained, for Molly was
watching for Ned llildrcd. He was
going to take ber out along tbe boulevard for a spin in his new car. The
absence ot snow and the crisp, dry
cold of the season would make thc
striving Ideal.
Molly skipped away to the mirror
and tried on.the new fur motor bonnet that enhanced ber delicate loveliness. Her face blushed rosily as ber
•wn eyea admitted her fairness.
"Silly!" she cblded herself, tossing
the bonnet aside.
An hour passed by and then another.
Ned Hlldred did not come. The afternoon was drawing to a close when Billy came stamping In, a big book tucked
fef*./\a-0
"■» iraVUt TOLD A tn»l"" WAILED BILLY.
■nder bla arm. Hia cheeks were rosy
with the cold, crisp air of a winter
day.
"Whnt book bare you got, dear?"
asked Molly. .
"'Life of George Washington,'" re
turned Billy as be settled himself by
a window to read tn the fading light.
The door opened and Billy's mother
looked In.
"You here. Molly?" she cried. "I
(bought you were going to drive wltb
fled."
. "I'm waiting," smiled Molly.
. "It's too late now, dear; It's gettini
-.■older, too," objected Mrs. Moore.
"Oh, I shall not go now," returned
Molly hastily, and as ber mother withdrew a hurt look came Into Molly
Gale'a face.
Something serious must bare hap
pened to prevent Nod from communicating with her. ne was always punc
llllous about such matters.
Suddenly Billy's voice piped boldly
•ut of tho darkness.
"1 saw Ned Hlldred this afternoon.'
"Ton did?' replied Molly quickly am'
Iben carelessly, "Whero did yon sec
bim. dear?"
"Be was In his new car. He bad a
girl wltb bim." There was malice Id
Billy's tone.
"Billy!" Miss Gale's voice was
breathless. Thnt was nil sbe snid for
a few seconds.
"She wns a peach, too." went on Billy
cruelly. "She wore wh|te furry things
■nd a big bunch of rlofcts."
"You nre very observing for a little
toy," sold Aunt Molly quietly.
Billy stirred uneasily.   "It wasn't bis
•lister Josephine, either.   He wns going
Ut a,great clip up the avenue."
"f>Id he*sce you. Billy, denr?"
"Now!" giggled Billy.' "He didn't see
•othln' but her!"
After that it was so still ln tbe libra-
try that Billy crept up to his own room,
Where he snapped on the light, and,
planting himself in tbe middle of the
feed, proceeded to eat peanuts and en-
Joy the youthful escapades of the Father of His Country with equal enthu-
glaam.
Prescnt'y Molly gathered up her fur
(T wrapt an) tin cbnrmlne bonnet and
went slowly np the stairs to ber owa
room. If sht thed teen over Ned Hll-
tred's sfiftctlou no ont knew It, for
the waa aa sweetly serene aa ever
wben the dinner, bell rang.
"Of course you are going to the ball,
Molly," observed' Mrs. Moore aa ber
aister aat down at table.
"I wouldn't miss It for anything!"
cried Molly enthusiastically. "Certainly not wltb tbst dream of a gown
waiting for me."
"Tbat peach colored satin ta the prettiest gown you erer had, Molly," put
In Mr. Moore
Molly flashed a smile at ber brother-
in-law. "Thank you, James. I can
return the compliment by saying that
the mulberry velvet Is most becoming
to you."
There waa some gay chatter over tbt
costumes for tbe Blgleys' colonial ball
tbat evening. Molly's peach satin wat
to be a aurprlsa for Ned Hlldred.
"Johnson ssys Hlldred ta to wear
white satin as tbt happy bridegroom,"
teased Mr. Moore aa tbey arose from
tho table.
"Nonsense!" laughed Molly, blushing.
Billy, sleepy and solemn even, sulkily endured Molly's good night kiss
when sht came to bla bed In all tbe
glory of tbe peach colored aatln. He
expressed open disapproval of tbe high
piled masses of ber powdered balr and
tht audacious black pitch on ber
round chin.
"Good night, lorer boy!" whispered
Molly. But Billy turned a hot pink
cheek away from her caress. "Will
you go skating with me tomorrow V
she asked.
"Alone?" he questioned. '
"Alone with me," said Molly, and
sht did not know ber tone quavered.
"All right," growled Billy and kissed
her sheepishly. "Yon look fine." ht
added. ,nmmmC^^_
Molly quitt forgofBllly and his Jeol-
ous heart by the time she reached the
Blgleys'.
But when Ned Hlldred hurried up to
her. Incomparably handsome In white
velvet and silver embroidery, Molly's
color deepened and all softness vanished from ber eyes.
"You haven't saved one for me?" b!
asked, his face quite white.
"So sorry," murmured Molly ns she
glided away with her partner for thi
Orst waltz.
Ned   Hlldred  stared  dnmbly  after
lovely Molly.   The exquisite strains of
the waltz wrung his heart
-Presently be went home.   After that
Molly's guyety was entirely fictitious.
Tht next day It was a very pale uud
wan Molly who tramped over thi
snowy paths to Silver lake. Billy,
trudging beside ber with their skate!
swung over bis shoulders, wns I
gloomy companion.
Once there among the crowd of mer
ry skaters Molly recovered a degree ol
cheerfulness, but Billy's gloom deepened with each passing moment.
They bad skated to a secluded part
of tbe lake, where Molly sat down oi
a fallen log to rest.
"I'll go aud buy some sandwiches,
Aunt Molly,!' said Billy, turning away.
"Very well, dear.   Don't he long."
Billy raced bac<J among thc stealers.
His bright eyes sought out nildred'i
tall form.
"Oh. Mr. Hlldred, please come to
Aunt Molly right away; it's awful Important," quavered Billy, grasping Ibi
man's hand.
Hildred's ono thought was tbat Molly
had fallen through tho Ice. He uttered
a strangled cry of alarm and darted
off, dragging the frightened Billy by
one band.
Breathlessly tbey dashed up to tht
spot where Molly sat pensively upon
her log. Sbe started violently as tbey
pirouetted tu a standstill.
"Why. what is lt?" sbe stammered
Indignantly.
"I—I beg your pardon," "murmured
Hlldred with a furious glance at the
wretched Billy, He lifted his cap and
wheeled ubout
"Walt a minute, please!" cried tbe
small boy. "I've got something to say,
and you both got to be here and listen."
"Billy Moore, what Is It?' demanded Molly, and then, seeing tbe quivering lips of the little man, she realized
that he was bracing himself for some
difficult performance. She put hei
arms around him, and he seemed glad
of their support.
"What is It dear?" she nsked.
Billy told his story in a shaking
voice-how be bad bated Mr. Hlldred
becnife he came between Billy nnd
his adored Aunt Molly. Then Ihe day
before, when ho hnd met Mr. Hlldred
In his car, be bad lied tu Aunt Molly,
lie had not told her that Mr. Hlldred
had stopped the car nnd bade hlm tuke
a message to Molly; that tbe fair passenger In the car was Hildred's sister-
in-law, Mrs. Bead, wbo bud been call.
ed to tbe deathbed of u parent In Westchester nnd tbat Hlldred was rushing
ber tbere at top speed.
Billy related how be hnd gone home
and rend about the exemplary yonlk
of George Washington, nnd now, smitten hy remorse, he unburdened his
guilty conscience to those he had
wronged.
"He never told a lie!" walled Billy
In a final outburst of anguish. "I did
tell one. I can never be tba same ua
him."
"Laddie," whispered Hlldred tenderly, "nt this moment there is no mnn
grenter thnn you." And Billy wna
comforted.
Later the three sat there with nrmt
entwined and heads In loring proximity.
"Old mnn." suggested nildred, "I
wonder If you wouldn't feel differently
toward me If yon called me Uncle
Ned?"
"Hurrah!" cried Billy. "It does
seem different somehow. Let's both
kiss Aunt Molly, Code Ned." ind
ala auneatlon was carried out
OPENING UP AFRICA.
Cstpt-To-Caian Railway Ia Bringing
Tern Incognita To Light-
Several factors make a reference
to the Cape to Cairo project particularly appropriate at tbe moment,
says H. J. Sbepstone in The London
Graphic. Tbere is, first, the enor*
mouse advance made during the laal
few years, and, In the second place,
the recent announcement that tbe
Belgian Government has ceded to Britain a strip of land in the Congo, thus
making it possible for tbe railway to
traverse British territory throughout
Ita entire length of 6.944 miles, that
being the distance from Cape Town
to Cairo, or 7,074 miles it we includi
the journey to tbe sea at Alexandria.
We get an Idea of the rapidity with
which the central regions of Africa1
are being opened up to commerce and
civilization by means of tbe railway
when It ia stated that northward tbt
track haa been laid to within a ahorl
distance of Bukama, right tn tbt
heart of tha Congo, though at present
passengers can travel only as tar u
Elizabethville, also ln the Congo,
tome 2,321 miles north of Capt
Town. Train service Is expected,
how-fever, to bt established with Bu-T
kama, on tht Congo river, early thit
spring. Then from Cairo tha rails
bave been pushed southward to Kos*
tl, on the Nile, tome 1,370 miles from
Cairo, right In tba heart of the Son-
dan, though lt may he added thai
there hi a gap of 201 mllea between
Wady Haifa and Aaauaa, where
steamers ply regularly.      v
Several short lines now nearlnc
completion will materially assist tbl
engineers ln linking up this greal
transcontinental railway, notably between Congolo and Kinds, 217 miles
In length, now completed, and thi
shorter line of seventy-seven miles
from Ponthiervllle to Stanleyville,
whero one crosses the Equator, which
should be completed this sprli r-
These lines have been constructed because of the Impossibility ot nslnj
the Congo river between these points
for transport purposes on account ol
the rapids. On the other sections ol
the river, as well as on the Nile and
also upon the Albert Nyanza Lake,
steamers are to be placed to run In
conjunction with the railway, which
means that we hare some 700 mile!
of rails to lay to establish a through
communication. Within two yean al
the most it should be possible tc
travel all the way from Cape Town
to Cairo by train and boat.
Although the Capc-to-Calro Railway will now be British throughout,
It must not be forgotten that Its object Is purely commercial. Starting,
as It does, from the east end of the
Mediterranean, It will never be able
to compete against the direct sea-
route from England to tbe Cape In
point of speed. But, like a gigantic
backbone, it will carry the nerves ol
commercial life along the continent,
promote local traffic, and, hy means
of feeder lines to the oceans on easl
and west, furnish outlets for thc
great future trade of Africa's wealth
lest regions—the central Bectlon.
HOME REMEDIES.
Simple Waya ef Treating Ordinary
Ailments.
A medicinal lemonade of value It
made of flaxseed, lemons, sugar and
water. Pour one quart of boiling water upon four tublespoonfuls of flaxseed. Add the juke of two lemons, but
not the peel. Sweeten lo taste. Stee[
three hours in a covered pitcher. Ice
it before drinking. It is admirable foi
colds.
A quick mustard plaster Is made at
follows: Trim tbo crust from t tbln
slice of light bread and sprinkle il
thickly wltb ground mustard. Spread
a very thin cloth orer tbe mustard and
dampen wltb vinegar or water.
A well dampened piece of bread it
better at a poultice than either flaxseed or slippery elm and will neltbei
dry ont nor tour to quickly. A llttlt
egg added will prevent blistering.
An old fashioned bnt very good liniment for rheumatism Is made of tbt
whites of two eggs, one-half pint of
vinegar and one-half pint of turpentine.
Shake together and rub Into tbe skin.
Fire cents' worth of camphor gum ln
half a pint of alcohol makes a good
headache liniment Earache may be
relieved by heating a brick, wrapping
It In two thicknesses of flannel and
pouring bot water on It Thia will
generate steam, which will reach every
part of the ear If it Is held close to It
A good salve for bums Is made by
melting togetber a tablespoonful of
lard and a lump of resin about the size
of a nutmeg. Stir briskly and when
yon remove It from the fire add a ta*
blespoonful of turpentine. Apply to
tbe burn with a toft clotb. As turpentine evaporates rapidly, the salve
should not be kept longer tban a few
daya unless sealed.
FANCY FRAMES.
New and Elegant Designs Fer Holding
Favorite Photographs.
Attractive picture frames for milady's boudoir are mado with swinging
frames nnd mounted In renaissance
style. Tbe one shown here Is ln gilt
The other frame, also In gilt, wbile lesi
Boiled In the Sea.
The steamer Makambo, which bas
arrived at Sydney, Australia, reports
that the whole face of Ambryn Island, New Hebrides, Southern Pr*cific
has been altered as the result ot thc
volcanic eruption there In January.
The site of the mission hospital is
now fathems beneath the sea, while
'.hero are two miles of hilly count .
tvhero there was previously sea. During the eruption the sea was boillnr
and turtles and fish rose to the sur-
'ace cooked.
Dr. Bowie, the principal mlsslonarj
on Ambryn Island, says one by one
the mountains hurst Into flames, until ten volcanoes were emitting mol
ten lava. There waa no panic amom
the nitlres, who numbered 2,SOC, In
the threatened districts, but over 100
oeople perished.
Some natives were drawn Into the
streams of   lava   and   others   wen
blown away ln the boats ln whlcb
! cy had   taken   refuge   and   we
drowned or boiled ln the sea.
Dream Came True.
One recorded Instance of a dream
that came true, which was authenticated by the dreamer relating lt at
once to a number of persons, was that
concerning the assassination of Spencer Perceval in 1812. Mr. J. Williams, living at Redruth, ln Cornwall,
Kngland, on May 3, 1812, eight days
before the occurrence, dreamt three
times in the same night that he saw
u Mr. Perceval shot In the fflbby of
the House of Commons by a man ii
a brown coat. The impression made
was so deep thst he consulted his
brother and other peorle as to tbe
propriety ot communicating with Perceval, but they dissuaded him. After
the event he went up to the House of
Commons and pointed out the exact
spot where Belllngham stood when
he fired. — London Daily Chronicle.
Why India Imports Buckets.
The European element tn India
makes a specially large use of Imported buckets and palls. For Instance, there are very tew houses ln
India, except ln Bombay and Calcutta,
equipped with forced water supply
snd pipes and faucets fof turning on
water (at least above the first floor).
This means that all the water for
one's bath must first be poured into
galvanized Iron buckets or palls and
brought Into the bathroom by servants or coolies and then poured into
the bathtub.
CHARGED IY AN ELEPHANT.
A Flange Tkrtagk a Tree aad a Rifle I
Shot Jwt ta Tlsne. 1
Captain C. H. Stlgaad telht la bin
book, "Hunting tht Elepbtnt In Africa," of a narrow escape he had from
a young bull elephant. Tbe animal
had charged the hunting party, with
tbe usual result that the natlrea fled
at their best speed. He dodged sharply from the path of the enemy and
tripped orer a fallen tree, dropping
his rifle and just managing to aelze
It by the muzzle at the elephant waa
about to tread on It. He then dived
headforemost into the branches of
the fallen tree.
"I made frantic efforts to crawl
through, but a stout branch resisted
my progress, and at tbe same moment the galongwa pushed In after
me and pushed me through the
branches on the other side. Two
drops of blood from his forehead fell
on my shorts, one on the thigh and
one on the knee. Instead of pushing
me straight through In front of him,
though, he kicked me sideways. The
Impetus be gave me bent aside the
stubborn branch, and the neit moment I found myself crawling out
on hands and knees on one side of
tbe tree, with a rifle still grasped by
the mutzle, while the elephant waa
executing s dance and stamping up
the ground the other side, Ave yards
from me, evidently thinking that I
was under his feet.
"I quickly changed my rifle round
and discharged It Into bis stern. It
was the last cartridge ln tho rifle.
Having fired, the rifle was taken out
of my hands, and I found Matola, who
had counted the shots, standing beside me, serving me the second rifle
aa a waiter might offer a dish. By
some oversight It bad not been loaded, for I had given strict orders that
none of my men were erer to load
or unload my rifles. Being a good
soldier, Matola had not disobeyed this
order, even under tbese extreme circumstances, but had gone the nearest
to loading it he could.
"Tho breech was open, and he was
holding the clip ln position with
bis thumb just orer the magazine.
AH I had to do was to press It down
as I took hold of the rifle closo to
the bolt and I vas ready to lire. Thc
elephant was turning round and I
shot him In tbe brain, dropping him
dead."
m fflnjRADiraiB
MEREDITH'S   ROME   HAS   LO!»«
REEK PLEASURE RESORT.
riser rnoToonAFB rBAkss.
novel in shape, has a handsome braid
trimmed mat of art silk set underneath
the glass. These dainty frames make
charming gifts. Tbey are always use
ful. One can never hnvo too mauy, as
tbey are being constantly needed to replace tho old aud shabby ones that enshrine tbe faces of friends or hold
prints of favorite pictures.
Spoiled By the Cook.
Cardinal Manning, the famous
English churchman, was gaunt of
face. The great ecclesiastic's appearance was so ascetic that he seemed to
hare been almost starved. Once in
Liverpool he visited a convent, and
the cook knelt to hlm for a blessing,
whlcb she got"
"May ths Lord preserve yoar eminence," said sbe, and then, looking at
hit thin face, ahe added, "and, oh,
may heaven forgive vour cooki"-—
London Spectator.
HOUSEHOLD JOTTINGS.
——— s
Hints That Will Save tht  Hounwifi
Time and Trouble.
Stair carpets should be heavily padded If one desires tbem to wear welL
Salt sprinkled on a carpet befort
sweeping reduce! the amount of dust
that rises.
Tincture of myrrh Is a good thing In
the water used to rinse after brushing
Uyour teeth.
Good eggs will sink In a brine of two
ounces salt to a pint of water; bad
ones will float
A slip for a balsam pillow Is tiest
made of tan linen, with a pint tree'
cross stitched upon It
Apply glycerin te a scald directly tbt
accident occurs tnd cover It np with
strips of rag soaked In glycerin.
Wben fruit leaves a stain on the
teeth thli may be removed at once by
rubbing a little aalt on tbt teeth.
A clothesline mty be cleaned by
wrapping it around a wasbboard and
thoroughly scrubbing It in soapsuds.
When the sickroom Is being ventilated a screen should be placed In front
of the window to prevent danger of i
draft
Allow tht children to eat almonds
One dozen blanched almonds are equal
to about one pound of round steak In
nutritive value.
Tarnished silver can be brightened if
placed for a short time In boiling water In which a fair sized lump of washing soda has been dissolved.
T» keep tbe table salt dry tnd toft
dry It then crush it under t rolling pin
UU perfectly free from lumps and lift
Into li a tablwpoonful of cornstarch.
A weak solution of carbolic idd tp*
piled to Ink stains on earpetn will re*
mart then. If thli chnngti tbt color
II may bo nttored by tmmonlt wittr.
Rainiest.Place In England.
The little village of Seathwalte ln
tbe famous lake region of England,
has the distinction of being tho rainiest spot In that country. It is a
place of gray stones and gray rain.
The roads are of loese gray stones
and the fences tbat divide the pasture
of bigger gray stones and the bouses
are built of still larger gray stones.
The mountains rise close about it—
Scawfell, Great Gable, Glarmara, beloved by Wordsworth — and many
more gray and misty giants. A lit-
Ltle brook rattles among tho stones,
and on the dark sides of the mountains one may see here and there a
milk-white streak, where some
stream pours down ln what the people call a "force" or "ghyll."
But lt Is a singular fact that up on
the mountainside, above the village,
In Sty Head Pass (Sty Is Cumbrian
for ladder and lt is an appropriate
name), there it a little strip of
ground that for aomt reason catches
a positive deluge whenever rain is
falling anywhere in the neighborhood.
On that narrow ribbon of territory,
only about 260 yards long by a few
yards wide, the raln-guage shows an
average rainfall of about 200 Inches
annually. Outside that little space
there It an Immediate drop of some
fifty inches ln the annual rainfall. Of
curse there Is a reason, but tt Is
net plain to tbe eye, or to the experience of tht natives.
Penal Servitude For Life.
It is a popular error ln England
that penal servitude "for life"
means In reality "for twenty years."
Of course it ia no such thing-. Penal
servitude for life means precisely
what It says, neither more nor lets.
True, all life sentences are reconsidered at the end of twenty years, and
if the convicts' conduct has been all
that It ought to be during the whole
of that long period he may be tentatively released on a ticket of leave.
But obviously that la a very different
thing from letting him go free altogether. He is still a convict and will
remain one to the end ot his days.
He hat to report himself every month
until death freet him, and if he
•wervet from tbt narrow path trtr
to little—and Is found out—ha goes
straight back te Jail without tvtn tht
formality of a trial, to ba released,
at a general rait, never again.—
London Antwtrt.
Old London Bookshops.
Jn»t within tbe gateway ef Gray's
Inn, London, to tht grtattat curiosity
et tht Inn—the famous old bookshop
of Jacob Tonaen, Pope's publisher,
which to bow the head porter's lodge.
Here he published Addison's "Campaign." After Ua, Osborne, tht book;
teller, whom Johnson Immortalised
by knocking down, had the premises.
Tht thop to often confuted with
the one under the Holborn gateway,
which lt erroneously laid to bt the
ahop of Tonaon. This wat occupied
by Tomes, tht publisher of the flrst
edition of Bacon's 'Two Bookea of
the Proficlence aad Advancement of
Learning" (U05).	
The Blankets.
Ia the reign et Edward m. there
ware eminent clothiers and woollen
weaver! In England whose family
namt wat Blanket They were the
flrtt persona who manufactured that
comfortable material which hu ever
since been called by thtlr aame and
which waa then used for peasants'
clothing.
First Submarine Gable.
Tbt cable  between  Dover,  Hag-
land, and Calais, Franca, optnad la
1160, wat the' Ont submarine cable.
Since Jane Austen's "Emma" Plcme
Parties at One of England's Most
Beautiful Spots Have Been a
Popular Amusement—lft Box
Trees Are Famous Throughout
the Country.
One wonders when Box Hill first
became a favored spot for pleasure
parties. We associate so much of
our ideas of travel and enjoyment
wltb railways that It Is natural to
imagine that they must hare been
the first to popularize It, says Arthur
Henry Anderson In The London
Chronicle. If so, however, wo should
only get back to mld-Vlctorlan daya,
for tbe South-Eastern line which
passes the base 9! the Hill, wu opened in 1819, and tbat part of the
London, Brighton and South Coast
Railway line was only completed In
1867. But early novels show that
our. eighteenth century ancestors
thought as much of al fresco parties
sb we do, and it Is unlikely that so
glorious a view point u Box Hill
would be missed. There Is, In fact,
direct evidence available, and for
much longer than one might imagine
Box Hill bas been the resort of (bote
on pleasure bent.
It is not every such delightful spot
that gets immortalized in a novel.
True, Bath and Weymouth, Lyme
Regis and Brighton, figure u scenes
of gaiety In the early novela," but
they were well known. Box HOI
figures in but one of them, though
ln that it bulks largely. It is ln
Jane Austen's "Emma." This takes
us back a hundred years for visits
to Box Hill to be a customary form
of entertainment.
It Is not, lt must be confessed, a
very bsppy precedent, since the party
was a melancholy failure. Of all the
long record of misunderstandings,
so skilfully worked out, ln which
Emma Woodhouse found herself in*
volv"d, the party to Box Hill proved
no small part. "Daring the two •
whole hours thst wero spent upon
the hill, there seemed a principle of
separation between tho parties, too
strong for any fine prospects, or any
cold collation, or any cheerful Mr.
Weston to restore."
But the excuse of the illustration
Ib not that the party was dull, but
that there was a parly, and that this
was a hundred years ago, "Emma" *
having been published ln 1816, so
that we get a very respectable an-,
ceslry for those outings whicb make
of Box Hill a sort of outer and.mora
refined ilntnpstcad Heath,
But the essence of tho illustration
is not that the party was dull, bnl
that there have chosen It, and Nelson would not have atayed—on his
way to Portsmouth for Trafalgar—
In the romantic little Inn, whose,
gardens open to the box-clad slopes,
and Keats would not havo come to
the same Inn ln 1817 for country
calm to sustain, and natural beauty
to inspire him during the labors of
"Endymion." Theso did not suddenly discover and aet tbe vogue for Box
Hill. Its famous grove of box-trees
brought Evelyn there ln 1655, and
Defoe, as a faithful chronicler of
England's beauties, had also to come
to admire and to write about the
view.
Those same box-trees are notable.
They give the hill its name, whicb
suggests that they are older tban
thc tradition of their planting tn the
reign of C .rles I., for though ths
tradition is specific ln name and
date and concerns a period almost
within recollection, from Its flrst appearance everything points to ths
famous grove, tbe finest ln England,
u Indigenous, a native and characteristic growth. It Is not likely that
they will ever—at tbe hands of the
National Trust—be cleared again,
but ln tbe put they bave had a high
value. They were Ss.id—at the beginning of lut century—for a figure
whlcb Is variously given at 150,000,
$60,000 and 175,000—and tho precipice which tbey now cover as gleaming dark velvet was then left whits
as a cairn of bleaching stones.
At about-this time, too, Box Hlfi
came Into notoriety because of the
eccentric burial of a'certain Major
Labelliere. Everyone knows tbat a
man is buried deep In concrete In
the tower on Lellh Hill. There it
the tower to keep alive the story.
But few who tread tbe soft turf of
Box Hill imagine that ihis officer of
Marines was burled at his own choice
-some say bead downwards; others,
In an erect posture, but at all events
wltb tho coffin placed perpendicularly—under tbe summit of the hill.
But a truco to box-trees and eccentrics. It is of Keats and Meredith we think. Keats came but for
a brief time to finish "Endymion,"
but even that abort stay bas linked
hit name for ever with Box Hill.
Burford Bridge Hotel Is altered since
that day, hut his room remains.
As f ■ Mcrcdllsl. for mare than
forty years, the yean of hit prime
and hit golden age, be lived in the
modest cottage, separated enly by
width of the road from the gentle
grassy slope that formed his constant ontloek. Reastisg far and
wide over the hills he loved, he saw,
and marked, and treasured, the story
of their beauties, and worked Ihem
all lovingly Into bis novels, as In
"Diana ot the Crossways," aud Into
many of hit poems. It is In "The
Thrash In February" tbat -ve get
the closest, most direct, ef bis portraiture of Box HOI and the view
from his chalet study, bnt In "Lots
tat the Valley"—most heantlfnl el
lyrics—ve get again tht hill, Ms
trass, Ms valleys, sad tht winding;
shadowed Hole, ta a score tf entrancing aspects sad combinations.
Box Hill U a public possession wt
now owe to the generality of a tingle giver. Box HU u a revelatloa
mt the beauty and poetery of naturt
sre owe to George Meredith, tnd
moro and more u the yean go by,
u appreciation grows and reverence
deepens, we shall como to regard •
m his Indestructible memorial. —
•W9
inr/jftbAMJEH, CU.vibr.hl,AiVl»
Dorothy Francis Specials in
House Dresses
This pretty style is in a gone] assortment of colored
checks, the blouse mul waist line piped in
■ colors to match.
Colors—Pink, Sky, Na,vy nnd
Helio.      Sizes 34 to 40.
Price $1.25
A substantial and stylish dress made of a good quality
striped gingham.   Thu neck revers, cuffs, and
waist are all piped in plain colors to match.
Colors-Navy, Tan Sky and
Mauve
Price $1.25
Simon Leiser & Co.
LIMITED
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
LOCAL   NEWS
There will be no morning service in Grace Methodist Church
tomorrow, In the absence of the
Pastor the evening service will
be conducted by Mr. E. T. Searle.
A Bevan Chinaman appeared
before Messrs. Willard and Bate
J. P.'s charged with taking fish
from a stream that should have
been thrown back. The case was
dismissed for want of evidence;
About fifteen men are now
employed by Mesher Bros, contractors of Nanaimo excavating
for the foundation for the new
opera house that is be built on
Dunsmuir Avenue in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. McLeod,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McMillan,
Thomas Spruston and F. J. Dalby formed a party who left by
auto on Sunday for Victoria and
returned Thursday evening*
Rev. B. C. Freeman of Grace
Methodist Church left on Wednesday to attend the British Columbia conference which is to be
held next week at Kamloops. Mr
Freeman has been invited to take
the pastorate of a South Vancouver Church.
Chang Hing, a Chinaman employed as cook by Alex. Nygren
at a railway construction camp
near Royston, appeared .before
Joseph Shaw J. P. in the provincial police court charged with
stealing one tin of coffee, two
tins of milk and one pound of
butter. Mr. 'P. P. Harrison
appeared for the accused and
pleaded guilty. The presiding
magistrate ordered Chang Hing
to pay $25 and costs which were
paid. •
Messrs. Shaw and Willard J.P.'s
presided at the city' police court
on Tuesday when G. S. Bernard,
Francisco Sarrovalle and Mike
Pelligree were charged with
fighting and creating a disturbance on Dunsmuir A venue. Sarro-
ville was also charged with being
in possession of a razor with
intent to injure. City Police
Ward prosecuted. The magistrates, after hearing the evidence, decided to fine F. Sarroville
$30 and costs, G. S. Bernard $10
and costs, and Mike Pelligree,
who has a record in police court
proceedings that is not desirable,
was allowed to go on suspended
sentence and instructed to make
himself scarce under 48 hours.
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
West Cumberland.
Eggs for hatching from white j
leghorns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 295
and 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nanaimo B.C.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
No. 8 Mine School.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for No. Mine School,"
will be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Tuesday, the 19th day of May, 1914, for
the erection and completion of a two-
room school-house at No. 8 Mine, Cumberland, in the Comox Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the
1st day of May, 1914, at the office of
Mr. J. Baird, Government Agent, Cumberland; Mr. A. J. Sutherland; Secretara of
the School Board, Cumberland; and the
Department of Works, Victoria.
By application to the undersigned, contractors may obtain a copy of the plans
and specifications for the sum of ten
dollars ($10) which will be refunded on
returning same in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied'by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate ot
deposit on a chartered bank of Canada,
made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum equal
to ten per cent, of tender, which shali be
forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so, or if fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer,
and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Deputy Minister of Public Works Engineer,
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C.
April 28th, 1914.
IMk.fttlll
pin no 'Stin tr
Makes regular visits to Cumberland representing the George A.
Flectcher Music Co. of Nanaimo.
Orders left at the Islander Office
will receive prompt attention.
|1. {lliilliijc* IjiU'rison
Barrister, Ni.lli-itnr
A Notary I'uhlic
Butani VS. Vtikli
NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCER
AND REAL ESTATE
(Cumlirrlanh, II. (C.
. GL lfturart.0
Irarbrr of atusir
]Aie Mustral Director of Victoria Thpntre,
sVlngate ami Durham; Ramloll William*
Picture & vaudeville Theatre. Ferryhtll,
Durham : late Orunni.t ami t'hotrmaster
of Murtoiil'rimitive.MethodiHtl'ri/t'l'lioir.
Durham, England.
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc.
Terms Moderate
Apply-
P.O.Box398, Cumberland,B.C.
JJiitnofovtt Tuition
Mr.RICHARD KIRKHAM, Jr.
Late Pianist of Criterion Theatre,
Dudley, and Coseley Picture House,
Wolverhampton, England, is prepared to take Pupils for the piano.
Apply: Residence, Derwent Ave,
or P. O. Box 112,
CUMBERLNND, B.C,
OVER 60 YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
AriTonfi .tending « -"belch and description tnsj
-inlckiy aararlnlii our opinion fre« wbotlior sn
ntlnr '-*■—-•—'■ ■*-*-   ■"—	
ctifoonfideiHIal. HJMIJBOIT
 -  1 njioucy forieourliKrpot  „,.
I'uNTitB taken throufrti 2! mm A Co. recelrt
invention la probuMy pntei
.louMtrJcLlffflonlldeRtuI. H.....-—.. -	
sent free. Oldest agency for iocurlirft patfliita,
Fire Insurance
• For absolute
prelection write
a, Policy in the
London & Lan
cashire Fire Insurance Co. of
Li iverpool.
Total    Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Wesley Willard
LOCAL
AGENT
H'fftut notice, without obareo, la tbs
Scientific Brntm*
A hnndoomely lHturtrated weekly.    Ijirf-.it dr-
■■ii!.iNim of nny (H'li-iitillc Journal, iti * for
.':iii:ida. tar, a year, postage prepaid. Bold \>i
nil newwealwi.
MUNN4Co.M,B™'«..NewYcr[(
Branch Office, G26 F fit- Waahlnj,t--.ii. D, C.
THOS. E. BANKS
FUNERAL
DIRECTOR AND
UNDERTAKER
CUMBERLAND.B.C:
Phone 67 i!
Agent fur the
NANAIMO
MARBLE &GNANITE
WORKS
Alex Uciiile s  hnprletpr
KatiiiuiteH ntnl Design* furnished
'on Appiji-Htioii
m
Pendants, Necklaces
Watches
Cut Glass, Cutlery
Silverware
MAGAZINES & ALL THE LATEST BOOKS
T. D. McLEAN
THE   LEADING    JEWELER
Cumberland, B. C.
ROYSTON
OVERLOOKING COMOX HARBOUR
With its snowctod mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fields in the foreground, it makes a picture worth painting
THE WHITE MAN'S CITY
We dp not sell to Asiatics.
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We have only
A Few Waterfrontage lot$
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with youi- family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fislv'ng, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk ■about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get baclT
RING  UP  36.
British Columbia Investments Ltd. courtenay
HARRY   IDIENS,    Manager."
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
DEALER IN
HAY, FLOUR &
GENERAL FEED
BARN IS NOW FULLY STOCKED AND IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY CAN BE MADE
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitora
employed.
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