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Largest Circulation in the Comox District.
VOL. V., No. S
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Union hu Vast Dispute in Ohio
•nd may have Bifger Trouble
in Pennsylvania.
Columbus, 0., March 81—
Nearly eighty coal mines in Ohio
will shut down tonight, throwing
more than 35,000 men out of
work for an indefinite period.
This announcement was made
last night at the close of a meeting of coal operators of the Hocking Valley, Jackson county,
Pomeroy, Crooksville, and Zanes-
ville coal fields in Southern Ohio.
The decision of southern Ohio
operators to close their mines is
the same acton as that taken by
the Eastern Ohio operators at
Cleveland on Saturday.
The reason of the action, accord
ing to E. A. Cole, of Columbus,
O., an operator, is that the operators "cannot run the coal mines
without knowing what the coal
will cost." Failure of the operators and miners to agree on a
new wage scale has brought
about this condition, he added.
Wheeling, W. Va., March 30-
Ten thousand union coal miners
of the Eastern Ohio coal fields
will walk out tomorrow night
pending the negotiations of a
new scale for the district, to take
the place of the scale which expires April 1, according to the
announcement of the officials of
the United Mine Workers of
America tonight
This does not exhaust the
trouble hanging over tne United
States coal fields. The following
letters, taken from " The Coal
Age." indicatethat^in all probability there will be a strike in
Central Pennsylvania, The letters
are as follows:
Du Bois, Penn., Mar. 3,1914.
To the Scale Committee of the
United Mine Workers of America
of District Number Two:
. WHEREAS, under the terms
and conditions of the various scale
agreements entered into for many
years between the Operators and
United Mine Workers of America
the operators have been compelled to collect from their organization employees, in one form or
another, the dues and assessments levied by the United Mine
Workers of America, which system of collection is commonly
called the " Check-off"; and
WHEREAS, during the past
few years at various intervals
extra assessments were laid or
levied by the United Mine Workers of America on its members
for the purpose of maintaining
strikes at other points or in other
states, with the demand on the
operator . to'^ollecj^'the same,
which cauBeil more' or less dissension and controversy, strikes
and suspensions in our own regions; and
WHEREAS, legal action has
been taken in some of the states
against the United Mine Workers
of  America   for   such  action,
operators dealing with organized
labor and the United Mine Workers of America; and furthur
actions have also been threatened
as disclosed by newspaper reports; and
WHEREAS, the check-off system has become so serious* un-,
reasonable and un-American frofQ
the abuse or misuse on«art,of
United Mine Workers of Jfoenc\
as to make its abolition nectesary
Therefore be it:—        \ ^
RESOLVED that the -Option of Bituminous Coal Opera
of Central Pennsylvania, through*-to" sucn! an-'extent as   to make
its Scale Committee this day
assembled, do hereby demand
from the United Mine Workers
of America of District Number
Two, an elimination of all such
check-off provisions or clauses
from all future scale agreements
and that hereafter the operators
shall not be required in any
manner to collect in any form
from its organized employees
any dues or assessments that
may be levied or laid on said
employees by the United Mine
Workers of America.
Du Bois, Penn., Mar. 3.1914.
To the Scale Committee of the
United Mine Workers of America
of District Number Two:
WHEREAS, the coal operators
of central Pennsylvannia, doing
business within your district and
with organized labor, have
granted the miners of said district, from time to time during
the past fifteen years, increases
in wage rates amounting to 50
per cent, which has resulted in
the highest wage that has ever
been paid to the miners in the
history of this district; and
WHEREAS, during said period
of fifteen years, the cost of producing coal, outside of the question of wages, has more or less
likewise increased, produced by
increased cost of material and
new mining and other laws, both
state and national; and
WHEREAS, the competition
from the nonunion or unorganized
coal fields, which work on a
lower wage basis, is just as
keen and severe as it ever was
with the operators of the Central
District of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, during said period
of fifteen years, the average
selling price of bituminous coal
in the markets eliminating one
or two temporary flurries, has
rather decreased than increased,
and the operators are further
prohibited by the Sherman law
from forming any combination to
regulate the selling price of coal
WHEREAS, a contract was
made and entered into on April
20,1912, between said operators
and miners whereby a 5 per ceut
increase in wages was granted
to the miners who therein guaranteed that the operators should
have the right to work their
mines on the open shop basis, and
notwithstanding  such contract,
of said operators in not only loss
of trade, but also in the increase
of.'expens-ts; and
WHEREAS, since about Oct I
1913, a slump has taken palce
in the general business of the
country and especially in the
coal businiss to such an extent as
ftr^nable the large consumers
who rhssjee their annual contracts
for a coaVsupply based on normal busine'ss\to accumulate large
surpluses eAtock piles of coal,
thereby resulting in a general
nation of the coal business
coal a drug on the market, large
accumulations of unsold coal at
the mines and only about half
time for the miners; and furthur
that the coal business is showing
a steady decline, and that the
large amounts of surplus coal in
the hands of the consumer do
not argue for an upward turn in
the near future; and
WHEREAS, the burden of depression of business conditions
must be recognized and born
mutually by the miners and operators of this district.
THEREFORE, be it resolved
that the Association of Bituminous Coal Operators of Central
Pennsylvania, throughout its
Scale Committee this day assembled, do hereby demand from the
United Mine Workers of America
of District Number Two, a general deduction of 10 percent from
the wages paid under the scale
agreements of April 20,1912,
ment caucus at an early date at
Which the terms of the agreement will be presented for the
approval of the members of the
party. It is understood that the
main condition attached to the
aid will be the consolidation by
the company of its subsidary and
affiliated organizations. During
the pa't week there has been a
very perceptible moderation of
the opposition voiced by the insurgents in Parliament, and it is
believed that a great majority
are convinced of the necessity of
seeing the'road through to completion.
Government Auditors have Completed Examination oflhe
C. N. R. Books.
Ottawa' March 30. - It is stated
here that the auditors appointed
by the goverment to examine
into the books of the Canadian
Northern's Toronto offices have
returned to the capital, and that
their report was placed in the
hands of the government today.
It is understood that the report
finds that the cost of the road has
not exceeded #34,000 per mile;
that the fixed charges are in the
neighborhood of $14,000 per mile,
and that the general construction
is well up to the standard set by
the government in agreements
made in connection with the payment of subsidies.
It is believed here that the question of granting to the company
a substantial bond guarantee
approximating $43,000,000, has
been to all intents and purposes
settled, and that the company
has a pratical assurance from the
government to this effect
It is stated that Sir William
Cleveland, O., March 31.-With
a few exceptions, every coal mine
in Ohio was closed down for an
indefinite period at the close of
work today. Local coal operators
estimate that 50,000 miners are
thrown out of employment,
At the last session of the Ohio
legislature a law was passed providing for the payment of miners
on a run-of-the-mine basis, instead of the screen payment plan,
which has always prevailed in this
State. Thisjlaw is the cause of the
The miners had signified their
readiness to continue at work
temporarily, but the operators
rejected the plan. The miners
have fought for an anti-screen
law for thirty years.
Colonel John Seely Resigns his
Portfolio in the British
Mackenzie expects to start for
the miners at numerous mines I London at the end of the week
throughout the district refused tu
work with nonunion men, demanded an absolutely closed shop
which resulted in a large number
of strikes likewise in violation of
said contract arid thereby mater-
or the beginning of the next to
start negotiations for the raising of the required money upon
at least half of which the government is said to have promised its
London, March 30 -Colonel
John Seely, secretary for war,
resigned his portfolio in the Bri-
ish cabinet today, and his resignation was accepted by the
Premier. Premier Asquith him-
decided to take the secretaryship of war.
Sir John French, chief of the
imperial general staff of the
British army, and Sir John Ewart
adjutant general to the forces
definitely resigned from the
service today.
Mr. David Lloyd George,
chancellor of the exchequer, was
taken ill at Walton-on Thames
Surrey, where he passed ihe
week-end playing golf. Mr. Lloyd
George wil not be able to participate in today's debate in the
House of Commons.
"Colonel Seeley's resignation
has been accepted," was the
expression employed by Premier
Asquith in announcing in the
House of Commons today that
his war secretary had paid the
penalty of his indiscretion in
adding to the cabinet document
the two paragraphs which have
aroused such feeling as to threaten the existence of the entire
The first information received
by members of parliament that
finitely from the cabinet was
when he en'ered the House and
took a seat on the back benches
instead of among his late colleagues.
Premier Asquith's further
announcement that he himself
would take up the portfolio of
secretary for war came in the
nature of a surprise. Having
announced his intention to take
up the office, he said he would retire from the House of Commons
in accordance with the law "until
it pleases my constituents to
sanction my return,"
The Premier then dramatically
walked out of the chamber amid
frantic cheers from the Liberals,
the Nationalists and the Labor
Mr. Asquith, having accepted,
"an office of profit under the
crown," must now return to his
constituency of East Fife, Scotland for re-election. On the last
occasion he received 5140 votes
against the 3350 of his Unionist
When Premier Asquith entered
the House today he was greeted
with a great ovation from the
members of the ministerial side.
He shortly afterwards rose before
the crowded chamber to make
his promised statement on the
army crisis. The Premier said;
After full consideration Field
Marshal French and Adjutant-
General Ewart have persisted in
their desire to be releived of
their offices. In the public inter
est, I deeply deplore the decision
of these gallant officers, and I
can not speak too warmly or
gratefully of their ability, loyalty
and devotion with which they
have served the state and the
army and will, I hope, continue
to serve."
The Premier proceeded to tell
the House that Colonel Seeley
had informed him, to his great
regret, that he felt bound to
take the same course and resign
from the secretaryship .'for war.
Mr. Asquith then sprang his
sensation on the House. He said:
"Under the circumstances and
after much consideration, I have
felt it my duty to assume the
office of secretary of state for
war, although I have taken the
step only with thc greatest reluctance in what I believe to he
a great public emergency,"
London, April 2—The Union-
sts executive committee of the
east division of Fife county, decided today to allow Premier
Asquith a walk-over in the bye-
election to be held as the result
of his assumption of the war
portfolio. The report that Mr,
Asquith would be opposed by
.Tames Larkin, head of the Transport Workers' Union, also has
fallen flat, so that the Premier
will be nominated alone and
elected April 8.
M. Manson, M .P. P., Addresses
Joint Gathering of
Mr. M. Manson M. P. P.
arrived on Wednesday and
addressed a joint meeting of the
Cumberland, West Cumberland
and Bevan Conservative Associations in the evening. The large
commodious dining room and parlor of the Union Hotel was taxed
to its utmost capacity with visitors from various parts of the
district. A large number of the
new-comers were made acquainted with the member for the district. Mr. Manson gave a lengthy
review of the Legislature during
the last session going extensively
into the land policy of the government, giving facts and figures
concerning the district. He also
dealt with the Land Registy Act
the Pacific Great Eastern and
Canadian Northern and received
a hearty reception. A pleasant
evening was spent with solos
piano selections, duets and short
addresses from members of the
local association.
London, Eng., March 30—
Thirty-five thousand coal miners
in the Yorkshire pits laid down
their tools today demanding the
ntroduction of a minimum wage.
Notices have been handed in
by 35,000 other men who will
quit work Thursday.
The Miners' Federation of
Great Britain has given its support to the strike and a long
struggle is expected.
Later in the day it w*s
announced that another 100,000
miners had given notice to quit
work, bringing the total to 170,
Fire completely destroyed Mrs.
Akenhead's building on Victoria
Cresent at Nanaimo on Thursday
morning. The estimated damage
to property amounts to $10,000.
William Dee, district superintendent of the government telegraph service of Canada arrived
from Victoria by auto this morn-
Local News on back page.
Mrs. Charles Horthand family
of West Cumberland left for
Nanaimo on Thursday.
Frank Saw ford chief electrician
for the Canadian Collieries
arrived on Thursday.
J. R. Lockard, general manager
of the Canadian Collieries, left
for Victoria on Thursday.
Born, on Saturday 28th ult at
West Cumberland, to Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Spicer a son.
Cumberland steam laundry is
advertised for sale in the Courtenay Review, price *12s50.
Bevan failed to meet Cumberland in a football match on Sunday. It is rumored Bevan took
cold feet.
John McLeod. the proprietorof
the Union Hotel, is busy feniting
and intends making a garden
spot with more flowers.
On Tuesday, Sam Lapetrie
was charged with being drunk
and disorderly and using obsctne
language on Dunsmuir AventeJ
He pleaded guilty and was fined THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Wtod, Lock * Co.. United. Loo-
ton, IMboutM and Toronto
Not 11 the shadow Is lifted? Murray
Ths cigar trembled between llcth-
erlngton'a Angers. Even It tho shadow is lifted and oik barrier Is broken
down, tliero ia still another, which only
death can remove. Miss Mehon Is
free- 1 wanted you to know that. Now
tho :.hadow which holds my secret—
tsiul I wonder you haven't messed it
—Is this: Since the accident on the
night of my arrival, 1 have completely
lost my memory, l remember nothing
which happened In tho past. To be
brief, It's as if 1 had never existed. I
didn't know my nanto until It was
t-'nohen; my home, until 1 was ushered into it. I am ; stranget ln a
B'.'ange world, Dr. Slurray I am a
man standing I.. the midst of an impenetrable fog; only shadows move
around me, coming and going. I bear
laughter —tears sometimes. The
beating of human hearts; ut they
never heat for me—or thoy never have
until tonight And then one heart
welcomed me and bade farewell. My
loss of memory must havo been cause.',
hy the blow I received on my head,
presumably when I was thrown from
the car. You yourself admit that
there was a great mystery about that
accident. Wheu you examined me,
you told mo I had a pretty bad dent
In my skull; you woro surprised at
my quick recovery and that no ill results ensued. I kept my 111 result a
secret—my loss of memory.
May not a portion of the skull he
pressing on tho bran? Hetherlngton
was speaking quickly; his face was
flushed, ho was trembling with excitement
Murray Interrupted hlm. It Is quito
possible that that blow Is responsible.
Nay more—H'b probablo. It Is islso
possiblo that . i operation might re-
Btore your memory. If you t.re willing, I'll make a careful examination
That's what I want you to do, Hetherlngton replied. And then to arrange aa operation at tho earliest possible moment To-morrow—the next
day—certainly tills ween.
The examination was made and Murray asked him Innumerable questions
nbou. his general health. I should
like a specialist to undertake this job
he said when ho had finished.
Hetherlngton shock his head. I
want you to do it.
Ie lt wise -.tnder the circumstances?
Hetherlngton knew he wa', thiuking
of the woman they both loved. I told
you I trusted you—I would trust no one
else.    It is her \.lih as well as mine.
Very well, Murray said quietly.
And at once.
Murray considered .-. moment. I
think we can arrange Thursday. 1
can get a couple of nurses and an
anaesthelst from Exeter by then. He
held out his hand. I'll como round in
tho morning. Good-night and good
Mr. Silas Saluzo was not an adept
in tbo art of love making, but ho
embarked on the dangerou- game
with the reckless enthusiasm common to all Americans—whether they
are Americans by birth or only hy inclination.
Ills lovo making to Carmen was
quite correct, quite proper and of
course he intendea it should bo ah*
eolutely harmless. He coming from
a new world did not kr.jv tho people of a very old wor' . As Carmen
explained with .• shrug of her beautiful Bhoulders and a fascinating
smile—with the peoplo of ber country, thero wero only two things;  a
On Hands and Arms. F oke Out in
Fine Rash. Had to Give Up Work.
Could Not Rest. Cuticura Soap
and Ointment Cured.
. s,
Lomblrdy, Out. — " I had been sulTcrlne:
ior two years with oczetua on my hands and
aims. At first my hand broke eut In o Qna
rash with a burning and
Mtchlug that WM hard
to bear. The Itching
/and burning wore so bad
' I had to scratch till my
bands and arms bled and
. - *,. sin. woro so soro I could uot
li.JN- In !tand to put thom la
water. I also bad to
givo up my work. Thon It spread all over
my arms. 1 could not rest at night as tlio
bed clothes would Irritate the eruption ovory
timo I would stir or move my. ham's.
" I t-icd two treatments giving each a fair
trial but they failed to cure me. Then 1
saw the advertlsemust la the paper about
Cuticura Soap and Ointment; so 1 sont for
a sample and I began to uso thom with very
Uttle faith, but to my surprise I found
relief from tho very first. I washed my
bands In warm water with Cuticura Soap
and dried them with a soft cloth, then 1 put
the Cuticura ointment on and bandaged
than with soft cloth. I used two boies of
tbe Cuticura Ointment with tlio Cuticura
fioap and used them steady Tor two montlis
and they entirely cured mo." tsigncd)
Sirs. Helena E. MeCall. May 17, 1913.
A single cake of Cuticura Soap and box
of Cuticura Ointment are often CifBclent
wben »n else bas fallal. BoM b» *n>~"*«
^.ssis overywbero. Liberal sample et
elc'a mailed free, with 32-p. Skin ItooK
Address postcard Potter Drug & Chen,
Corp,Bept.D.Boston.U.S. A.
(kiss and a knife.
Saluzo slightly «Lart!ed, confessed
that he was not looking for either.
She was a difficult person to understand, was Carmen Soral He'ther*
I Ington, as he mentally dubbed her.
'Of course he was playing a game for
'his client; he could not make out
(whether sbe was playing with him, or
! anything but a fool yot he waa not
quite wise enough to know that there
la a certain type of womT who has
the power of leading tho clevere t
men by tho hand, as if they wero little children.
It was obvious that Carmen was
the type of woman who expects to be
made love to, by every proper mau
who crosses her path; ln other
words sho takes It for granted that
her beauty and fascination will bo
recognized, tbat homage'will be paid
them—Dowers and flattery laid at hor
Saluzo wa9 not good at flattery but
he never forgot tho flowers, and as
in tho end Carmen's own husband
would pay for thom, both his pocket
and his conscience wore at case.
He had become a little uneasy
when he found that Carmen was not
only willing but eager to talk nbout
Sir George H.tbcrlngton. Sho seemed anxious to discuss his past, whic'i
in patches at any rate, struck Saluzo
as boing a slightly lurid one. Though
on principle he trusted very few men
and no womon, bo felt with regard
to her husband, Carmen vas speaking
the truth. Tho story of their runaway marriage in Spain, the necessity
of keeping that marriage a secret and
hence the assumed name of Soral
which belonged to a distant cousin,
seemed perfectly natural. Carmen
bad originally met Sir George at a
dance held at the Embassy at Madrid.
He was then oh his way borne from
South America. They both returned
to England where they lived secretly
tor six months, then the wandering
fever seized Sir George again and
tilting a flat for his wife in London
he went back to Rio do Jauerio from
which place he had only returned a
few months previously. Latterly be
had divided his time betweei the London flat and the Con'.incnt, still hiding his Identity behind t' name of
Soral, though Carmen said tbere was
no longer any need tt) fear their relations. The final bit of evidence
which practically made the link In
the chain Saluzo was weaving Carmen disclosed on- evening wben they
wero dining together at the Cafe
He had spent the d .* motoring
with her In tbe country and had laid
himself out ' i give her the best dinner London could produce—tbe finest
wine and the most beautiful flowers.
She 7as one of thoso women who
appreciated the good things of life
and the beautiful things tco. S
was very Intelligent, artistic and
read; a more perfect companion could
not be imagined.
3;.",uzo, without quite realizing it,
was falling under her spell. Perhaps
the strangeness of the tny3lory he
wns endeavoring to solve prevented
him from making t fool ofsshrllrdd
bim from making a fool of himself.
For ut one and tho same ime there
was so Uttle mystery aud yet so
He had started by suspecting fcir
Georgc't wife; now he was beginning
to suspect Sir George himself, yet of
what he hardly knew. Of playing a
double pa-t—of deceiving his wife?
And why employ - private detective
to search Into his past! Was It, ho
wondered, a very subtle way of discovering bis wife's past? Perhaps be
wanted to get rid of he oo tbat he
might be free to marry this othe-
woman, tho pretty fair-haired English
girl of the moorlands!
Very curious :ow I made your hus-
Lmd's acquaintance at tho Carlton
Hotel, Saluzo said as they sat over
their liquors and coffee at the Cafe
Carmen ■ was smUting a cigarette
Spanish fashion; Saluzo contemplatively smoked a huge Havano cigar,
his elbows on *he table, staring .t
her across a great bowl of red roses.
Was that tbo first timo you met
him—at the Carlton Hotel? she asked. What unny peopl you must
havo thought us.
Saluzo Bhook his bead. I thought
your husband funny, perhaps a little
Carmen raised her beautiful eyebrows interrogatively.     Why mad?
For neglecting you; staying at an
hotel andTlca ng you alono tn your
beautiful little flat.
She blew a littlo cloud of smoke
into tho air. Well, you see, bo was
running to nnd fro between London
and Cranhy Hall on business. Just
before you met him, he bad gone up
to Crnnby for tho lirst timo for
many years, lie was going to have
a look at tbo old place, to preparo
the village for the shoe'.; ot my arrival. For ho had at last mndo ip
his .nlnd to rccognizo me and we
wero going to settle down there as
Sir George am. Lady Hctheringt n.
Slio bowed and made a little grimace. I think I'm glad he altered
his mind. I am sure It would havo
been very dull, wouldn't it? Between
ourselves I could not have borne It
more than a couple of months.
Oh, It's pretty, and a lovely old
house, Saluzo said, off his guard.
For tho first time be aw a gleam
ot suspicion ln ber eyos which passed as quickly as It came.
You know it then?
Ob, I was up on the moorlr.nd oncj
and passed the night tn tho village.
What made your husband change liis
mind, do you know?
(To be Continued)
Soft corns are difficult to eradicate,
but IIolloway'B corn Cure will draw
them out painlessly
Your wifo used to like to sing, and
sbe played the piano a lot NfJ™ WS
don't hear her ,-t all,   How's that?
Hlm hasn't tlio titan. We have twn
Well. well. After all, children are
a blessing.       	
The average d.ratlon of life among
the natives ol Iudlfc Is only 24 years.
but in the British Isles lt reaches 44
Poor Blood
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With poor blood we are languid, susceptible to colds, lack
natural energy and ambition,
and the gradual decline of
strength makes prompt and
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Drugs or alcohol cannot make
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Scott's Emulsion is nature's
grandest blood-maker because
of its wholesome medical nourishment,
so carefully predigestcd that it assimi-
lates without taxing digestion and
quickly increases the red corpuscles
of the blood, strengthens the organs
and tissues and upbuilds the whole
Absolutely nothing compares with
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The Men Who Succeed
Success docs not always como as
the reward jf hard and steady toll.
There aro many who toll hard and
fall. But very seldom does lt happen that success comes without toll.
This fact Is often -Ignored by young fellows who arc "down on their luck"—
men of good parts and education, well
equipped ln all respects, but one for
the battle of life, but who mako a failure of lt because they lack the will
to pay the price of success ln hard,
steady, persistent work. The malu
difference between them and those
wbom tbey regard wltb bitter envy as
merely "fortun: to" is often the difference between the wo-'ker and the
drone. They want tho reward without earning lt—Hamilton Spectator.
Tommy, said his mother, do 'you
think you'll get a prize in school for
being good?
No'ni, said Tomiiy.
Why io., sir? asked bis father
sternly, laying his hand on Tommy's
Because tbey don't givo any, answer
ed Tommy, meekly.
A comedian in n Paris theatre recently made t great hit out of a painful Incident. While Indulging in a
bit cf horse-play oi. the rtage he
struck his bead violently, .nt'rely by
accident. againBt one of tbe pillars of
thc scene upon the ttage . On hei ring
the thud, ovi'-ybody uttered a cry.
No great barm done, said ho. Just
hand me a towel, a glass ol water aud
a salt-cellar.
These wero brought and he sat down
anc" folded tbo towei In tbo term of a
baadage, dipped It tn the glass, and
emptied '.be salt cellar on thr wot part
Having thus i-epaied a compress, ac*
ccrding to prescription, and when everyone expected be Would apply it to
his forehead, be gravely arose and tied
it round the   Hlar.
Emersonian—Do you believe In the
law of compens tion?
Poor man—I do; but I also am convinced of tbe taw's delays.
Hlo Dldr't Stick
Robert, asked the teacher, did you
throw any of 'hose paper wads sticking on the blackboard?
No, replied Robert Mine didn't
Many a man's opportunity is due to
tho fast that he always tells the truth.
What's the Use When There's an Easy
Way Out
Along with the tea and coffee hahlt
bas grown the prevalent disease—nervous prostration.
Tho following letter shows tlio way
out of   he 'rouble:
"Five years ..go I was a great coffee drinker and from Its use I became
so nervous I could scarcely s'eep at all
nights. My condition grew worse and
worse until n. ally lit physician 1 consulted declared my troubles wero duo
to coffee. i Ten la jnst as injurious
because It contains caffeine, tt.o same
drug four,! In coffuol.
"But being so wedded to toe beverage 1 did not see how 1 could do without lt, especia.iy ai breakfast, as that
meal seemed incomplete without coffee.
1 "On a visit, my frlendo deprived me
of coffee to provo that It was I -irmfnl
At the • nd of about eight dars I was
less nrvons but tho craving for coffee was lutentx-, so I went back to the
old habit as soon as I got home and
tho old sleepless nights came near
making a wrccV of me.
"I heard of Postum and decided to
try it I did not .Ike it at firs*, because, as 1 afterwards discovered, it
was not mad   properly       f d  l*o«
e*-er, tha* when mado after directions
on the package, it was delicious
"It had a soothing effect on my
nerves and none of the bat" effects ".hat
coffee had so ' brde farewell to coffee
and have usei' only Post, ni since. The
most wonderful account of the benefit
, be derives, from Postum could not
exceed my owt experience."
Name gWen Ir Canadian Postum
n.   \*,i^^oor rsnt Write foi a copy of
"The Road t.   Vsellvillo.'
?OB*LUm no" uuiuw "U .;■" .u.sjso.
Regular P„stum— must be well bob*
Instant Postum—Is a soluble po"dcr.
A t'aspoonful dissolves quickly ln a
cup of hot water and, with crer~.. and
sugar, makes a delicious, betsi.&ge Instantly.   Grocers sell both kinds.
'There's a Reason" for Postum.
Co-op-ration in Farm   Work   Is   One
Thing Needed to Better Conditions
Most farmers and farmers' sons may-
know how to driv a team—some don't,
to he sure! But very few farmers or
farmers' sons know anything about
team work—puliing together, working
The writer, at present, lives ln the
city when he i; at home, but often he
visits the country. Now lt takes a
country man to size up .be city and
perhaps sometimes a man -wbo has
been away from thd country for a
while can seo things more clearly vhan
tbe man wbo is right "on the job.'"
Well, recently I lived somo weeks on
a farm ln Ontario. It was here that
I was impressed with this lack of
"team play" or "team work." On
our farm wo believed in selling cream.
It paid better tban milk. So throo
mornings a week bright and early ono
of us hitched up and drove the cream
cans three miles to the village station,
Now, our neighbor believed in selling
milk. He thought it paid better than
cream. So svery morning in the
week he bllc'.ed up and drove five
and a half miles to a station on another railroad line to catcb an early
train to send his milk to sown. Now,
which really did pay better, milk or
cream, I don't really know. We and
the neighbor would "argy" about that
by the hour. I happened to have visited a Government Agricultural College
where they did know all about that
kind of thins and If we had spent a
two cent stamp on a letter of enquiry
we could have probably come nearer
tho truth than by months of "argy-
But whichever paid better there was
a very great loss In two farrn.r:. evory
week using two horses, wearing out
two rigs and spending half their mornings when one man could havo done
the job just as well, and done It for
half a dozen jther farmcrB akng tbe
line In addition.
Occasionally tbe farmers in this district did change works with a neighbor, but outside 'his each man ran his
own show.
Now this kind of policy would bankrupt a city firm In a week. It will
bankrupt the farmers sooner or later.
Under modern conditions team work
Is an absolute necessity.
Now the farmer lt a born Individualist wltb all the individualist's strong
points and weak points.
Think of tho early settlement. With
an axe over his shoulder the pioneer
farmer hewci out for himself a home
ln the wilderness—built his own house
and lived an Independent life. Ho needed water. He sunk a well. Ho
needed butter and eggs and meat The
farm yard supplied them. Ho wanted
to get his goods to market. The
trusty team waB ready for the road.
Contrast this with city life. Tho city
man needs water. Two hundred thou*
r :nd city mon must someho*-? or other
become agreed on an expenditure of
several million dollars necessary to
tap a lake 50 miles away and construct
a great waterworks system. Tho city
man needs butter or eggs or meat He
must bring tkem hundreds or thousands of miles, calling Into his service
literally thotuaLds of men, from the
farmer at the ono end, all along the
transportation and distribution system to tho deliver- boy at the other.
The city man is a cog in a very complex machine. Ho simply must cooperate "Cog-in-with" others. No"
modern conditions r.ro slowly but surely penetrating to tho country. The
telephone, :hc trolly, rural mall delivery, machinery, shopping by mall—all
these are Inevitably drawing the farmers into tbe great modern social system. He simply can't live an Independent life nowa-days. It's useless
to try. The sooner bo substitutes the
Ideal of Interdependence for Independence tho better. Independence was
good for one state of society. Interdependence is necessary to-day, and after all Isn't 1* a higher Ideal? Even
horses lean to pull together. Team
work ln industrial and social life Is
the best kind of horse senso.
Is there anything in all this?
Then, Is there some one thing ln
your community In which al". could cooperate; something tbat will not get
done unless all do co-operate. The
Crnad'an Weifare League, Room 10,
Industrial Bureau, Winnipeg, will
gladly supply Information concerning
the welfare of your community, If you
write tbo secretary, .. S- Woodsworth.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Cntarrh Curs.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.
We, tlie undersigned have known F, J.
s .eney for tli- last 1!, years and belicvo
lllm perfectly honorable It. all business
trannitctlons nn.1 financially nblo to carry
out any obi .ntlon mnflo by r.,s Arm.
Toledo. O.
Hall's Cnlnrrli Cure Is tnlien Internally,
netlns direct-y upon tlio biood und mucous surface, -t thi -./stem. Testimonials
pint free. Pr. 75 cents per bottle.
Sold   hy   all   Dr    slot-
Take Ba., o tamllj Pills for constipation.
The editor of a flourishing journal
ir* a California town recently called at
the "home of tho bride's parents" the
dny after the wedding. He was desirous of telling bla readers all about
tho event and wished to give the young
couple a good "send off" as well. The
brh't'B mother met him.
Good morning, Mrs. Jones, said tho
edltot I uave called to get some of
tbe details  it the wedding.
Goodness, replied Mtb. Jones In
dismay. They're all gone. Yoa
ought to bave como last night Thw
ale every scrap.
Hawkins—You look out of sorts, old
man.     What Is the trouble?
Parker—Just lost my new silk umbrella-
Hawkins—How did it happen?
Parker—Fellow that owned It hap*
nenerl to como into the office *and re-
fAsnlzed It
Jones, who doesn't own a motor car,
and Ib nevor likely to, was met at tbe
motor Bhow by a friend who expressed
surprise to see him there.
Well, said Jones, it's lovely once a
yer to come and look at a whole mass
of cars that you don't have to dodge.
Swollen Hands and Feet
mean Kidney Trouble. Liniments and
blood purifiers are useless. What you
must do is to cure the kidneys.   Take
Gin Pills act directly on these vital
organs—correct all disease—neutralize
uric acid—pnrifytbeblood—relieve the
pain and reduce swelling in hands and
(set.   50c. a box ; 6 for $3.50.   At all dealers or sent on receipt of price.
Simple free if yon mention this paper. 115
A Ohwdlan Knight
Distinguished Service Order
Companion of'the Range
A \9mstc
I thb F F Djilley © L«.l No Dust
Then the Court Wept
It was a very pitiable case of vagrancy and the magistrate seemed inclined to bo lenient.
Prisoner, yo nre charged *.v!h loitering about the town In a very suspicious manner and with not having
any visible means of sustenance.
What do you do for a living?
Prlsonor wiped a tear trial his eye
and turned a haggard face to the magistrate.
Your worsh'p, said he, I am engaged ln manufacturing smokod glasses for vlowlng eclipses—an Industry
lhat entails protracted periods at enforced leisure.
Minard's Liniment Curea Distemper
The Route to Reno
Lovers' Lane.
Easy Stres.
Affinity  Avonui.
No ..luslefor Hlm
William (who has been persuaded to
contribute to our annual concert)—
Can 'ee tlnkla "Vomer's Boy," miss?
Squire's Daughte- — Have you
brought your mu3lc?
William—MueIc! *. don't sing by
music, I si.igs by hearsay.
They Cleanse While They Cure.—
The vegetable compounds of which
Parmelee's vegetable Pills are composed, alnly landellon and mandrake,
clear the sto.nach and Intestines of deleterious matter and restore the deranged rgan3 to healtnful action.
Hence they are the best remedy for
Indigestion available to-dr -. A trial ot
them will establish the truth ot this
assertion and dc t'or^ to convince the
ailing than anytl Ing that can he written of theso pllla.
?rlsoner—l'h no hobo, Judge. I'm
walking from San Francisco to Panama Alt a $10,00C bet.
Judge—Then what are you doing ln
Prisoner—Well, judge, to tell you the
truth, I don't care nothing for money!
Noticed This
You'll find tho same old twisted wayB
Wherever mankind flocks.
We hand tbe dead ones all tbe bouquets,
And band tho llvl,.p ones .mocks.
Your drugglBt will relnna money if
PAZO OINTM3NT falls to cpre any
case of Itching. Blind. Bleeding or
Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days. 60c.
Plants Grow on Telegraph Wlreo
In Porto Rico, There the air Is
moist and balmy, air plants find lodgment in odd places, none of which
attract bo much attention from tbe
casual visitor ns when '.hey grow on
the telephone and telegraph wires. The
Insulation rots in places and the
plants take root, grow and thrive, ln
Ponce, especially, considerable trouble
Is caused and new wires r.: put up In
placo of old ones as tbey are hard to
keep clean. Air plants aro referred
to as "current bushes," or "electric
light plants," but are really a variety
of Epiphytes, a class of plant life
to which Oio orchldB belong.
A domestic was once given some
macaroni by hor mlstreSB to prepare
for the table. Notbing tho girl's surprise, tho lady asked:
Didn't you cook macaroni at your
last place?
Cook lt? We used tbem things to
light the gas with,
Rosemary—A French actress who Is
touring this country says all mon are
prevaricators. .'.'.,.        .
Thornton—She probably judges the
entire malo sex by her own press
THs* «tur war. Aaeppe.
tiling ditk rady |e icrve.
milclously cooked ud
)-Iailat ea
irT8|   a*rk'''
He Hated ■ Hypocrltt
I lesplse a hypocrite.
So do I?
Now, tako Jackson, for example. Ht
Is the biggest hypocrite on earth.
But you appear to be his best friend.
Ob, yes; I try 'o "ppear friendly to
wards him.    It pays better in the end.
Baby's Own '"'.lets are the only
medicine for little ones that are sold
under a guarantee to be perfectly
safe. These Tablets are racked by
the guarantee uf a government analyst tc be strictly free from opiates,
narcotics, and other harmful drugs.
Tho mother may rest assured that she
can give them to even se new-bora
babe with perfect safety. Thousands
of mothers use no other medicine tor
tbelr little ones, and from actual experience they all say nothing can
equal the Tablets ln banishing childhood ailments. The Tablets are sold
by medicine dealers or by mall at 25
cents a box frcm The ~r. William*'
Medicine Co, Brockville, Ont.
Gentle Hint
A fastidious old gentleman was en-
Joying a cigar with a friend one afternoon
Tbo guest, having reached the enj
of his Havana, hurled the stump from
him on to the well-kept lawn.
What madi you throw your cigar ■
there? said the old gentltmr.r. angrily.
See how unsightly It la on the lovely
That surely won't do any harm, said
the other, for nobody would notice t.
Uttle thing like that
My dear fellow, solemnly replied tht
old grumbler, it's just little things like
these that constitute tidiness, and tidiness Is naif the comfort of Ufe.
HU' friend said ho more for a time,
and, In a few minutes he arose hurriedly, disappeared, and was absent for a
full .wenty mlnu ef
Where on euth have yov been?
Bald his host whe. he returned at last.
Ob, I've only been across the meadow to spit in the rivor.
Minard'c  Liniment Cures Colds Etc.
Qrlnn.-.nd Barrett—Hamfattor ha
just bought a farm.
ForcBt Frost—Joes ho know ai,y*
thine about f. -mlng?
Giinnand Barrett—My, yes! Why
he played ln "The Old Homestead" an
"Why Down Eaat" for years.
AU That's Left
Mrs. Goodsclo (feeding trnmp)-
You seem to bave . good appetite.
Hungry Higgins—Ah, mum, dat's al
I have left in de world dat I kin right
ly call me ow-.
Woman Is As Old As
She Looks
No woman w«nU 10 look old. Host In their ottort to look
totals, Uut tiler srtilt Iho wrong dtMlUneiitIn tko drag Mora,
Beauty deptndi upon heiltb. ....     .	
Won*/, •lotpleHnTgl.ti, headodM, p»lnj.«UoH«rss.ls*r«m-
luitlea Hid waalnuueo of a sUitineUr Ieminlno.ehanctor In •
•hort time brlnir Use doll ere. tho "crow'o foot." tbo konari
tofcdrooplnrihoiddel-l, ood the loitering b!.*o.
To nn»ln the appearance of youth 7011 mutt retain Molt*.
Inatead of lotiona, powderf ami aetata, uk jour druiaUt Ior
Favorite Prescription
thia (bosom SMdielM itrlkei at tko tf ry tort of thai*
ersUyU^i-ouryoosl-mlappeUMee. It mokei too art
•air feci rc-ae", bat fV« roue*.
Yo«o>.Ji»l.i«wio.-i*»e«M^»»^>^aCl THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.OL
Your Liver
is Clogged up
Thai1. Why Yaa'r* Tired-Out *l
Sort*—Mat w -toDsrluV.
will put you right
in a lew days.
They do
iheir duty.
fibaiHai, Imitation, eat Skk HitJecmt.
Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Prico.
Genuine must ben Signature
is a
can use
kThe Guaranteed "ONI DVB for"
F        All Kind* of Cloth. j
i Clna.SlosoU,NoClsisscs,olMl.t>lss«. TRY '
J   ITI HenAfor Freo Color C..I& and Booklrl.
iTholoioooo >h>erslioas>s,JJs»llesl)Moo»eolj
A tfntihttonrart tmnwi
offtw Irom U Mtablhtwd
im. Wt mi rtTiot amr
WttetaM to itnoHadi st
taoyla sU sim th*
world H • ban
•drertiMmenL How
U rour ehanae to
obtain ont. Writ*
■O*. meloilDf SS
Matt tor ons ot anr
(HhloubU Ladle*.'
Iont QoarJi, or
QenU' Albert*, ami
MUnin paid to wear
with tho wateh, which
Will be itr en FlM
(the* watoh,* an
foarantaad 0«a rwi),
ahould run tako ad-
wi tact ol oiu tntrval-
lan offer. Wt tswtt M to (tU ion irlonda
about na sM tbow thm (lit bnatllol watch.
Don't think thli oOar too food to 1>* trat, bot und
U taata today and fain a Prat Watch. Ton
Wil! ba uml - WlLUAUfl * LLOYD. WhoTMle
Jtwellan (Dept. 1*8 •, m, CtcawallU Boad, London. K.,
_^H^^. 6\i toret. ulcers aad
^^^^^ frtwifci cured.    Deicrib*
fnr bmm t W mVI Mad ijaok aad teitlawaial*
Book Treo. A a,osolr
■swo Ueatoseal reMvo<
tasaplroaitkia lady's, breaat
We Pjij Highest Values
Write for Price ListQI
jnd ShippingTao>
{fierce Fur Or.Ltd
f/GiH/ tod Alexander, WlNltlMO, Canada
We also buy Hides and Seneca root.
Mas. WiHStoWo SooTniiro Syrup has been
■ess for over SIXTY KKARS by MILLIONS ol
trine best terns-ay nt uiAKKHOiA. It Ii sir
Bolutelv harmless. Be sure ono oak tor -Mra.
Wlsulow'a 8oothltis: Syrup,- ane take ao otret
klnsl Twenty-fore centa a bottla
Sma fcua iidnit, auooBR. hirvoui DiaaAias,
•Utt Jar «r FRII wok. thi host initiuctivi
»»■"■• —* •*■■ bbmarkaulb cuRta irm *—
All Spent
First Chorus'Lad.—Whatever possessed Trlxle to throw young Softly
over? I thought he had any amount
of money.
Second Cho.us Lady—So ho had—
before he begun to go with Trlxle.
The make-up mitti on the Boston
"Herald" desorves a spanking. Just
below an article to the effect that
"Marriage make;, meu live longer," he
places a news story headed ns follows:
"Twins! He Ij told; Father drops dead.
No Let Up
Sho—I tell you, sir, that we women
Will never res' until we get the vote.
He—I know; ant' that Isn't- the
worst of lt—you won't let us men rest
Breaking It Gently
The Boss—I have looked up your
record and was told that your word
was as good as your bond.
The Applicant—I am pleased to
bear lt.
The Bobs—And, further, that the
only bond you ever signed was your
ball bond and you jumped that.
Try   Murine  Eye   Remedy
af yon have Med, Weak, Watery Kyea
er Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
'—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggist* Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murk-6 Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
Be, 50c.    Eye Books Free by Mail,
I An tro Toole Oood lor AH Um Hsel Nm4 Cam
itiurlno Eye Romedr Co.. Chieaaw
W. N, U. 988
The Guiding Hand That Directs the
Policy of the Canadian Pacific
The quality of imagination is revealed ia the whole history of thc Canadian Pacific railway, There was Imagination ln the outlook of Joseph
Howe, the father of responsible gov
eminent In British North America,
when he declared at Halifax over 00
years ago:
"I am neither a prophet nor the son
of a prophet, yet I will venture to pre
diet that ln live years we shall make
the journey home to Quebec and Mon
treal anil home through Portland and
St. John by rail and I believe that
mnny in this room will live to hear tbe
whistle of the steam engine in the
passes of the llocky Mountains and to
mako the journey from Halifax to the
1'aclBc in live or six dnys time."
There was imagination In the states.
men who engaged with British Columbia tn build a railway along the north
shore of Lake Superior, across the unsettled western territories and
through tlie mountains to the Pacific.
Thero waB Imagination in George Stephen and Donald Smith who organized
the syndicate by which the great project was achieved. There was Imagination In the massive mind of Sir
William Van Home, who ruled during
tho difficult era of construction and
neither less vision nor less power
have been displayed by Sir Thomas
Born In Milwaukee of Irish-American parents, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy
had his early training on American
railways. From 1809 to 1882 he was
in the service ot the Chicago, Milwaukee u St. Paul railway of which William C. Van Home vas general manager. He so impressed himself on
Van Home that he waB asked to come
to Canada when hit. old chief became
general manager of the Canadian transcontinental highway. From the office of general purchasing agent of the
company he was advanced In 1891 to
vice president and in 1899 he succeed
ed Sir William Van Home as president.
His powers lie iu his great knowledge
of the affairs ot the company and in
the great respect which he commands.
He does not shirk from concessions in
order to remove local grievances and
satisfy legitimate public demands. He
recognizes that the company hns obligations which must be fulfilled and
that the progress and prosperity of
Canada depend greatly tipon the adequacy and efficiency of the scrvlceB
which the railway provides. Thus
many millions bnve been expended in
enlarging terminal facilities In the
commercial centreB, ln double tracking
and stimulating agriculture, in building branches, in improving grades ln
tiie mountains, in irrigating dry areas,
in establishing Industries, and In providing additional equipment for moving the Western grain crop to the head
of navigation.
Between the company and Its workmen very satlsfpctory relations exist
The brotherhoods of railway employees are freely recognized. There is
sympathetic consideration for demands
for higher wages, and better living
conditions. There Is a full confidence
among the company's workmen that
any deadlock in negotiations between
the unions and the officers of the company can be satisfactorily overcome by
an appeal to Sir Thomas Shaughnessy.
The great body of shippers are as
loyal to the company as are its staff.
It Is not suggested that grievances do
not arise or that the company Is not
vigilant to secure Its own Interests.
There Is continued agitation over the
freight charges. There are protests
from individuals and communities
against Its methods and policies. There
are journals which continually asBail
the company and forever demand fresh
legislation to curb Us power and regulate Its charges. But the tradition and
the policy of the company Is to give
prompt and efficient service, and to
treat passengers with consideration
and courtesy. Hence, whether charges
be high or low, there Is appreciation
among shippers of the service provided. So there is gratitude among passengers, for the attention which relieves the weariness of long journeys
by rail.
There is a general feeling that the
company, as represented by its president and board, is a strong fortress of
national and Imperial sentiment. No
other enterprise has done so much to
establish and maintain the credit of
Canada. It has assisted materially
In settling the Western Provinces. It
was active In attracting Immigration
when the government services woro inactive and oflicient. It has kept trade
within Canadian channels and developed ports on the Atlantic and on tho
Pacific. It has Improved steamship
communication with Great Britain and
with the Australasian communities.
It may be that all this was In the direct interest of the company. It may
be that by attracting Immigration the
value of its own landed estate was enhanced. It may be that its sea fleets
were the natural complement of Its
land services. But It still Ib true
that thc company has been loyal to the
objects for which lt was created and
that the genius and energy of its management have stimulated national self-
confidence. There Is no doubt that If
the company should attempt to abuse
its powers It cculd exercise- perhaps
a dangerouB Influence ln Canadian affaire. But Sir Thomas shaughnessy
does not believe that the railway
should control any party or that any
party should control the railway. It
is long since the company depended
upon the public treasury. Indeed the
strength of Its position Is attested In
acquiescence in liberal gifta of cash
to Its younger rivals. Doubtless If necessary It could not act with vigor ln
its own defense, but no other consideration is likely to draw the company
into the quarrolt, of parties.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy dislikes
publicity and loves simplicity. He
peaks with ease and fluency, but slums
the platform. No one doubts that he
determines the policy and directs the
administration of the Canadian Pacific
railway, and if the era of operation
and expansion has been as remarkable
as the era of construction, to him
chiefly belongs the credit aod the hon-
Two Powerful Ar-*ument*
The mayor o. an Australian mining
town had been away on leave, and as
he had outstayed it a vote of censure
was passed ttpor him. At the next
meeting of the council ho, in his capacity of mayor, directed the minutes
of the previous meeting to be read,
which contained the following entry
A vote of een tire was passed on
the mayor for outstayir, . his leave,
and lt was resolved to ask for an explanation.
Who proposed this vote of censure?
asked the mayor.
I did, said a councillor, standing up.
You did, did you? continued his interrogator, stepping from his presidential chair to the unfortunate member.
Then take that!
With these words the maycr smote
his enemy lu tho right c; c, and felled
him to tlie ground.
Who seconded this resolution? he
again repeateo.
Still no roply.
Then, said ths mayor, as there is no
seconder it Ib i annual. Scratch It off
the minutes.
Tablets. Dr.igglBts refund money if
it falls to cure. E. W, GROVE'S
signature Ib sn each box.     23c.
Tough Season
Hem—Isn't that   Raveny^lp?
Haw—Yos; he is just back from a
trip on the road.
Hem—What was he doing this season?
Haw—Exhibiting a troupe of trained chickens.
Hem—What happ-ned to tho show!
Haw—Busines: got bad and he had
to cat the performers.
When a mother detects from the
wrlthlngs and fretting of a child tbat
worms are troubling it, she can pro.
cure no better remedy than Miller's
Worm Powdcs, which are guaranteed
to totally expel worms from thi system. They may cause vomiting, but
this need cause no anxiety, because lt
la but a manifestation of their thorough work. No worms can long exist
where these Powders aro used.
Getting It Right
Is your husbant ln the habit of smoking between meals? inquired the doc
tor of the patient's wife.
Well, no, not exactly, sho replied;
wltb him It's a case of eating between
Dresden Man, Who Inherited Trouble,
Finds Speedy Relief and Permanent
Cure In Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Dresden, Ont.,  (Special).—Whether
Kidney disease is hereditary or not is
a mater   ot opinion.     Mr.   Samuel
Burkett, a well knewn resident of this
place, is convinced that he inherited
his from his parents.     Ho knows that
Dodd's Xldney Pills cured lt.
I Inherited my Kidney Disease
from my paronts," Mr. Burnett states.
"I was treated by a doctor, and tried
various medicines, but lt was not till
about eighteen months ago when I
started to use Dodd'- Kidney Pills that
I got any permanent re!" f.
"Since then I have not felt nny effect of my old' trouble, and I feel thnt
anybody troubled with Kidney Disease
will be benefited by tbe use of Dodd'u
Kidney Pills if they follow directions
I hope that others mny be helped
by Dodd's Kidney Pills. I am well
known here, and anybody who wishes
more particulars of my cure can have
them by writing me and enclosing
stamps for reply."
Dodd's Kidney Pills never fall to
cure any fort-, of Kidnoy Disease.
A large flameless fire ln London
was cauaed by the overturning of some
bottles of concentrated nitric acid into somo packing material. Water had
little effect on the den: clouds of
suffocating yellow fumes that soon
poured from the basement, and lt was
not until a largo quantity of ammonia was hastily brougLt Ir. a motor car
that the acid was neutralized and the
smoke subduod.
"Nerviline" Cures Cramps
A i al cramp euro?
Yes, a real one—ln a twinkling the
cramp Is a dead one, and the last
squirm is over, once you get a stiff
dose of Nerviline on the inside.
This isn't mere talk—it's a solid,
truthful fact. No other remedy—not
a single one—will cure cramps so
quickly and harmlessly aa Nerviline.
It hits the spot in a jiffy and staves a
heap of misery.
"Last Saturday night my stomach
felt like an Infernal machine," writes
T. P. Granger from Hartford. "I waa
awakened from a sound sleep and
foaul myself suffering the worst kind
of tortu'e. I was bo doubled up 1
could hardly cross my room. I had
usod Nervilino before for the same
thing and took a real good dose. Once
1 felt the warm, soothing sensation ot
Nerviline in my stomach I knew I was
all right. It finished the cramps —
just one single dose."
Sickness at nigh'. Is rendered a
nightmare of the past if Nerviline Is
handy. It may be earache, toothache
or cramps. Nerviline In every case
will euro at once and save calling the
doctor. Nerviline is a family physician jn Itself. The large 50c. family
size bottle of course Is most economical. Small trial size costs a quarter.     All dealers sell Nerviline.
Hard-Working James
Now, James, said the joiner to his
apprentice. I am going out. I don't
expect I shall be long, and you can be
planing up that tun-by-elgbt beam till
I come back.
But, alaal misfortune overtook the
joiner. He slipped at the bottom of
the street, sprained his ankle, and had
to be taken home.
The next day, towards evening he
hobbled into his workshop and was
confronted by an enormous pile of
shavings.   James war. invisible.
Jim! he called.
Halloa! came a far-off echo.
Where are you?        • •    T
Down here under the shavings!
W-why—what are you up to?
Planing that b'sam up. You told me
to keep at it till you come back; but if
you'd kept away any longer thore'd
have been nono left.
It was, perhaps, just as well for Jim
that his master's accident had disabled his foot.
Flapjacks and Flipjacks
When the  clever  acrobat jumped
into the air and turned three different ways before alighting,  the audience yelled its app oval.
Ever see anything like that before?
enthusiastically cried a young man
who sat in one of tbe front rows with
his best girl.
"Yes, Indeed," answered the girl,
"That looks just like tho way the average man turns a griddle cake."
Grand Opera Birds
Live birds have figured largely in
recent Btage prot'.uctionB, .vnd the following conversation may take place
at any moment.
Lady (to poulterer)—Your geeso are
very dear today, aren't tbey?
Poulterer—Madam, I can assure you
that all the birds 1- tbls row have appeared in grand opera. I can do you
a pantomlne goose at a rather cheapo.-
Well Served m^
A rafter -.musing Incident occurred
during the erection of .•. factory ln
A new hand, an Irishman, had been
taken on as laborer, and the signal
for mortar was a sharp whistle.
Just below the bricklayers, who
were making up the walls, were the
joiners, who happened to be fixing
the floor joists.
One day a happy thought struck
one of them to play a trick on Paddy.
Presently a whistle was given, whereupon the new hand Oiled the hod with
mortar and ascended. When he got
to the top the bricklayer said:
I didn't whistle for any mortar.
I thought ye did, said thc hod man.
I didn't. So go down again and
don't bring any more until I whistle.
A tew minutes olupscd, when a
sharp whistle was heard again. Up
went our friend and, with aa air of
certainty, said.
Sure an' ye whistled thi: toime?
I  didn't,  said the  bricklayer.
Then who did whistle? angrily demanded Pat.
I do^'t know, said the bricklayer,
unless lt bo theu joiner daps down
Whereupon tho Irishman, turning
round and emptying the contents of
the hod upon tho heads ot thc men,
shouted gleefully;
An' whistle when yo want some
The One to Get Hurt
What's the matter with your c?e,
It certainly is black.
Well, I saw an altercation between
man and wife yesterday.
Am. did you mix up ln It?
I did not. I was only an Innocent
Autre* Temps Autres Mocurs
Her feet beneath her petticoat,
Like little mice stele In and out.
As if they feared the light.
But sinct she split It Into halve*
We see two sportive little calve*
Como boldly into slg'at!
..lakes Breathing Easy.—The constriction of the air passages and thc
struggle for breath, loo familiar evidence of asthmatic trouble, cannot
daunt Dr. J. i). Kellogg's Asthma Remedy. This Is the famous remedy
which is known far and wide for its
complete offectlveneSB even under
very severe conditions. It Is no untried, experimental preparation, but
one with many years of Blrong sorvlco
behind it. Buy it from your nearest
A Phrase Exemplified
You do not offer enough,
I don't quite get you, duke, said tho
That's tlio Idea. You don't quito
get me. Another lady has raise I
your bid.
Minard's Liniment Cure* Diphtheria
■ An Omission
Good heavens, waiter; tl is fish is
Pardon, sir; Ihey must havo forgo'.*
ten to kill It in tbe kitchen.
School Teacher—What lesson do wo
learn from tho busy boo?
Tommy Tuftnut—Not to get stung.
Little Elsie (after boing lectured)—
Mamma, the commandments break
awful easy, don't they?
quickly stops s*ou**t*5, cures colds, ond heals
tho throat and hints.      :*.      »      a* cents.
That now hired man of yours must
have been a book-keeper before he
came to you.
Why bo?
I notico that every time he stopB
work for a few minutes he tries to put
the pitchfork behind his car.
An Anomaly
Willy—Pa, what's an anomaly?
Colonel—An anomaly, sah, Is a bed
of mint in prohibition territory.
Customer—Have you tno new cdl
tion of Pepy'B Diary?
Assistant—Oh, no. sir, next ysar'*
diaries haven't como down yet.
Wants to Capitalize His Prospects
Mr. Rocks—So you want to marry
my daughter. Well, young man,
what are your prospects?
Young Man—Excellent—if you do
not spoil them.
A deposit ol sphalerite, or zinc sulphide has been traced over throe
miles on a mountain above Arrow
Lake, British Columbia, and has a
width of 50 to 100 feet. It is one of
the largest masses ot zinc ore on the
Every Woman
Knows Thai
instead of sallow skin and face
blemishes she ought to possess
the clear complexion and the
beauty of nature and good
health. Any woman afflicted
or suffering at times from
headache, backache, nervousness, languor and depression
of  spirits—ought   to   try
the safest, surest, most convenient and most economical
remedy known. Beecham's
Pills remove impurities, insure
better digestion, refreshing
sleep, and have an excellent
general tonic effect upon the
wholebodilysystem. Theyhave
a wonderful power to improve
the general health, while by
purifying the blood, Beecham's
Pills   clear 'the   skin   and
The Complexion
Sold everywhere.   Ia boiei, 23 cents.
Nv  Trunin  •hoald  fill to read Ihe valuafcli
direction! with every •»«•
Indigestion Can Be Cured by tlie Use
of Dr. Williams' Pink RDs
If your digestion Is weak you cannot derive proper nourishment from
your food. The pain and distress you
suffer ia a protest from your stomach
that It Is unable to do its work. It
is then that you lose all appetite,
havo dull headaches, acuto pains In
tho chest and abdomen; heartburn
and other distressing symptoms.
You cannot cure indigestion by the
use of laxatives and predlgested foods
only make the stomach more sluggish.
Indigestion caa only ho cured by giving tone to and strenp .henlng thc
nerves that control tbe stomacb. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills bave cured Indigestion times without number, because
they purify and enrich the blood. In
t'.iis way they Improve the appetite,
dispel the torments of indigestion and
enable you to derive benefit from tho
food you take. The following is proof
of these statements. Mrs. George
Brien, Great Shcmogue, N.B., eays:
"A few years ago I was taken down
vttlh a fever which left me Buffering
f.om nervous stomach trouble. I
oppirontly got over It, but the trouble could not have been wholly eradicated, as during the summer of 1912 I
was taken down with it again. 1 took
many medicines, and waB attended by
two different doctors, but Instead of
gelling well seomed to be Brewing
worse. I could not eat without Buffering tlie most intense pains: even a
drink ot milk seemed to upset me. I
slept poorly and at last dreaded to see
night come. In this condition I saw in
a iio,vfpa,^er tlio story of a woman
who h.:d B'cllarly suffered and was
cured through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I decided to try
Hit Fills ar.d found by the time I had
taken three boxes that they ware
heli:i.g me. I continued using tiie
Pills until I had taken eight boi»u.
when tt.o trouble hnd disappeared, 'ind
I havo to thank Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills' fur rc-wing my health after I
had practically given up hope of ev-ir
beiii£ well I'gsin."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by
ail medicino dealers or will be BMit
by mail at 00 rents a box or six bixo.i
fur %:Zv by writing The Dr. Williams'
MeJicine Co., Brockville, Out.
Looked Like It
Woll, sonny, said tlie teacher. I hope
you'll havo a very good time this
I'm going to have, tho boy replied.
Are you suro-ot lt? Bho smiled.
Yop; maws laid In a stock of cnBtor
oil and soothing syrup.
An eminent aclentlit, th* other lay,
l*it hi* opinion that th* moat wonderful dlsccvery ot r-.cent year* wu
the stlicoTery ot Zam-Buk. Jul
think! A* aeon as a single thin !aj*r
of ZamsBuk 1* applied to a wound or
% sore, auch Injury 1* Insured agalnit
blood poison I Not on* apeciea ot
microbe ha* bees found that Zam-isun
does not kill I
Then again. A* soon *f Zam-Buk
Is applied to a sere, or * cut, or to
cklo disease, lt stops the imarting.
That Is why children are such friend*
:if Zam-Buk. They care nothing for
the science ot the thine. All they
know Is that Zam-Buk (tops their
pain. Mothers should never forget
Again. A* soon u Zam-Buk 1* applied to a wound or te a diseased
part, th* cell* beneath the skin'* surface are io stimulated that a*w
healthy tissue I* quickly formed. Thi*
forming ot fresh healthy tlasue from
itloio I* Zam-Buk's secret ot healing.
The tissue thus termed Is worked np
to the surface and literally cut* oS
tho dlseued tissue above IL Thi* ll
why Zam-Buk cures are permanent.
Only th* other day Ur. Harsh, ot
101 Delorlmler Ave, Montreal, called
upon th* Zam-Buk Co. and told them
that f*r over twenty-Jv* yean b*
had been a martyr to eczema. HI*
hands wer* at on* time so covered
with lore* that he had to deep la
glove*. Four year* ago Zam-Buk wu
Introduced to him, and In a few
month* It cored him. To-day—over
three year* after hi* cun of a dlseu*
ha had for twenty-fir* years—he la
itUl cured, and hu had ao trac* ol
any return of th* eczema!
All druggists nil Zam-Buk at SOe.
box, or we will send tree trial box lt
yon lend thli advertisement and a lc
■tamp (to par return postage). A*
■Ire** Zam-Buk Co.. Toronto.	
Not Safe In Selling
While travelling ln Scotland a Canadian slw • very :.no shepherd dog;
and tried to Induce his owner to sell
Wad ye be takin' him to ranada?
Inquired the Scot.
Yes, indeed! replied the Canadian.
' thought as muckle, said the old
man.     1 couldna part wi' Nero.
While they were talking an English
tourist camo along, and he own '
sold the dog to iilm for ler*s than the
Canadian offered.
You told me you wouldn't sell that
Na, na; I know he will ccaie back
In a day or 'wo, but he coulina a win
tho Atlantic.
The publisher of the best Farmer1!
paper In the Maritime Provinces la
writing to us states-
I would say that I do no- know of
a medicine that has stood the test ot
has been an unfailing remedy ln oar
householdM ever since I can remember, and has outlived dozens ot would-
be compeliors and imitators,'
Carriage Lady
A woman, dressed ln laded finery
was put ln the dock on a charge of b*>
ing drunk and disorderly.
After the magistrate haC been toll
that Bhe refused to walk to the police-
station anil had to be taken there oa
the ambulance the piisoner explained:
I was drunk. Why should I walk? I
am a carriage lady.
The Magistrate—Well, pay thc car*
riage hire; flvo dollars.
Oh, So Sudden
George—Darling, I want yju to com*
with me to-morrow afternoon and se*
a diamond.
Edna—This is so sudden.
George—Oh, I me: nt a baseball dlv
The Tie That Binds
Wife—I am a hundlo of nerves!
Syuipathotie    1' unhand—Well,      io
lonjr as tile string doesn't break, you
will bo all right, my dear!
As Everybody Knows
How r.rc you modern women on the
skirt qui*:" .m.    asked    the    ancient
Divided, bawled the young potentla'
spirit, informatively.
Who'd Blame Him
Ballard—Why didn't Ilawley tako
that job today? He's been idle more
than a year.
Littleton—Woll, If he ,'arted to
work now he wouldn't get ; vacation
this summer.
Not .. Professional
Ned—What did Miss Polite say after you klBscd her?
Ted—Sho told mo to call on Prl
day hereafter, ecausc that .was amateurs' night.
Poo,   Engine -ring
To learn tho tango Harry had an Itch,
Uut all his labored efforts wore In
His cluffiBy i...nds misplaced the lady's
His awkward feet completely wrecked her train!
Mistress (whi has Just drunk a,
glass of water In the hall)—That water had a queer taste. Jane.
There- ain't a live germ In It, mum,
I rat. It through tht meat chopper b»
fore I bro ight it to you.
Husband (nt noiice station)— They
say you have caiioht the fellow who
robbed our lions*,   night before last.
Sergeant—Yes. Do you want to
seo him?
Husband—Sure! I'd like to talk to
him. I want to know how he got
in 'without waiting my wife. I have
been trying .o io that fur the last
twenty .yours.
.'he Ch.-ngf Courteous
Client—Gooi    gracious!      What   a
Painter—Excuse me; that's a por
trait of myself.
Client—01, life-like, very Hfc-Hk*. »tm iMJlKDKn, i'tmrirrii Atii\ ti.i
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indifference to public health that was most deplorable under
the circumstances. The city did not want to be vindictive.
The real object of the action was to find a means of better
safe-guarding the health of milk consumers. The mayor
said he understood that since action had been started there
had been some improvement in the milk supply and he
believed that more consideration for public health would be
shown in future. If there should be any further complaints,
and it could be proved that they were well grounded, a most
vigorous prosecution would be undertaken and an effort
would be made to get after the individual or individuals who
were directly responsible for the trouble.
"The court was assured that a number of suggestions
for improvements would be acted on forthwith.
"A fine of $20 and costs was imposed."
Our Milk.
With further reference to our remarks of last week
regarding the importance of a continual and strict inspection
of the sources of our milk supplv, we annex hereto a
report of police court proceedings atPortAlberni, taken from
the Port Alberni News of the 25th ultimo. The report
speaks for itself and indicates that our Port Alberni neigh-
baurs are fully alive to the importance of this grave question:
" The action taken by the civic authorities against the
Alberni Land Company, following the receipt of expert
a ivice that milk from the company's dairy was unfit for
human consumption, resulted in a conviction before Magistrate Neill on Saturday afternoon.
" A. T. Saunders was counsel for the defence, and R.
Lidstone, manager of the dairy, was present on his own
behalf.   Mayor Burde took charge of the prosecution.
"Dr. Harper, medical officer of health, told of conditions
as he had seen them on visits to the two dairy farms from
which the company gets its milk supply. The conditions at
the company's farm on the west side of the Somass River
were fairly good, but at the Prairie farm they were dirty,
The doctor submitted a report he had received from Dr. W.
E. Home, bacteriologist in Victoria, on the analysis of some
samples of milk that had been sent him. One of these
samples had been taken direct from the Somass Farm, one
from the Prairie farm and a third from the company's distributing store in the city. The third sample was the most
It contained too much cow barn dirt and had
traces of puss in it, which made it dangerous.
" Mr. Swayne asked the privilege of making a statement
in court, which was granted. He said the company did not
want to defend itself by taking advantage of technicalities of
law. He wanted a full and free investigation. The company
was just as anxious as the public to find out if there was anything wrong with the milk supply. As a matter of fact he
had, after hearing a number of complaints himself about the
quality of the milk, courted an investigation by the medical
officer of health. If there was anything wrong about the
milk the company would be only too pleased to be able to
discover the cause and remedy it.
"Dr. Harpur corroborated Mr. Swayne's statement
about the investigation being desired by the company.
Mr. Lidstone, in giving evidence, said that every possible
care was taken and he could not understand how the milk
could contain sediment or puss. He had been in charge of
the Land company's dairy farm for four months and in that
time he had visited the Prairie farm, from which the company
!40t a supplementary supply of milk, but three times. He
knew very little about the conditions of this place from
which he was accepting milk and passing it on to the public
in the name of the Alberni Land Company. Under cross-
examination by Mayor Burde Mr. Lidstone made a few
admissions of conditions which he thought could be improved
in the interest of cleanliness and health though he was pretty
strong in support of his own opinion when it conflicted with
the bacteriologist.
" In summing up the case Mayor Burde said it was
quite clear to him that the trouble was in no way due to the
system provided by the Land Company, nor did he think
that any reasonable person would contend that there could
be any mercenary motive on the part of the company. Mr.
Lidstone had admitted that he was in no way stinted by the
company in money matters. His understanding was that
expenses did not matter if it stood in the way of satisfactory
results. Yet, with all these advantages, the dairy, under his
management, had been sending out impure milk. There
had deen too much carelessness and there was an apparent
Crown Lands.
Eighty thousand acres of land adjacent to the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, which is to be completed from ocean
to ocean on April 10th, a large proportion bordering on the
railroad, will be opened to pre-emption in the valley of the
South Fork of the Fraser River in June, according to an
announcement made yesterday by Hon. William R. Ross
Minister of Lands.
When the work of building the Grand Trunk Pacific
was begun this valley, which contains a large amount of
agricultural land, favorably situated, was placed in reserve.
In 1907 a reserve was created under which a strip of six
miles covering the valley was reserved for the pre-emptor.
Now that the railroad is completed the agricultural lands are
being opened to the settler.
The land being opened to settlement is in two parts,
the eastern half stretching on either side of McBride, the
young city 90 miles from the eastern border of the Pro
vince, where a divisional point has been created, car shops,
large yards, etc., are being built, and a city is in its infancy.
The western half stretches from Willow Station on the G. T,
P., not far east from Fort George to join the other part of
the tract.
The lots in the eastern half will be open to entry by
pre-emption at McBride on June 1st, at 9 a.m., a special
office being opened there by the Land Commissioner of the
district for one week; in order to give those who seek
homestead there an opportunity to file their records at the
nearest city to the land, and after a week records will be
made at the office of the Government Agent for the district
at Fort George. The lots in the western half will be opened
to entry by pre-emption on June 15th, at 9 a.m. at the office
of the Government Agent at Fort George.
McBride, where the lots in the eastern half will be
opened for a week, beginning at 9 a.m. on June 1st, was the
first townsite laid out in the district, and the first postoffice
in the district was erected there. It is a hustling young
town, and. as it is in the heart of the agricultural land, is
expected to become a great centre. It is 145 miles from
Fort George, 90 miles from the eastern border of the Province, 345 miles from Edmonton.
The town, named in honor of British Columbia's
Premier, is both the passenger and freight divisional point,
and a large amount of money has been expended by the
railway company to make preparations for the future, all
its construction being of a large type. The yards cover
eight miles, and the station, yards, roundhouse, shops, etc.,
are the largest between Winnipeg and Prince Rupert. The
G. T. P. have a hospital and there are a few permanent
buildings, the number of which is being increased. There
are some rooming houses and three or four well stocked
The valley of the South Fork of the Fraser in which the
large area of land, set aside when the railroad was begun
and held until transportation facilities were provided for the
pre-emptor, varies in width from one to two miles in its
upper part at Tete Jaune Cache to five miles at McBride,
six at Goat River and about ten miles at the Canyon. It
lies at a mean altitude of 2250 feet above sea level.
The main industry of a great part of the valley, other
than farming, will be lumbering, and this should reach considerable proportions. There is a large amount of good
timber, and the lumber mills built to handle it, together with
the towns along the railroad between Fort George and
Mount Robson Park, which, before long will prove a great
tourist resort reached from the west through this valley,
should Drove a ready market for farm produce from this
district. A large mill with maximum daily capacity of
100,000 feet has been built by the Upper Fraser River
Mills Company at Mile 142, near Dome Creek.   Another big
mill is projected for Mile 128 and a number of other sites
are being sought for mill purposes.
A pamphlet descriptive of the district, with special
maps showing the various lots which will be available for
pre-emption in this valley in June, is now being prepared and
will shortly be issued by the Department of Lands.
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Men's Stiff Hats, latest styles, S2.50 and $3.00. .
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Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL, turning nghta of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Sukatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory. th«N',rth«e«Terri
tnrjea and in a portion nf the Province of
British Columbia, may be leaeed for a term
of tssenty-une years at an annual rental i.f
tl an acre. Not mnre thau 2,600 acres
will be leased to oue applicant.
Application fnr a lease must be made hy
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district iu which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections.nr legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uusuiveyed "erritory
the tract applied for ahull be staked out by
theapp'icaut himself.
Kich application must be aceompamed
by a fee of $o which will lie refunded if the
righta applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall bo paid ou the
merchantable output of the mine at thi'
rate of live cents per tun.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and p'iy the royalty
thereon. If the onal ininiag righta are
not being operated, auch returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
righta only, but thei- ssee may be permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for the working of the mine at the rate of
$10 OOanaore.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub Agrnt ofDnminion Lauds.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not hi paid for.
Thomas Pearce
Happy Valley
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
The Wise Real Estate Specialist looks
to the centre where transportation
facilities abound.
5 to 20 Acre Blocks, adjoining
the townsite
an Acre
Easy Terms.
No better proof that what we offer is all right than is the fact
that all the buyer* So far are men who h ave lived at Union
Bay for years, who intend making their home with a good
living in Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry.
Ring up
British Columbia Investments Ltd.
The Ford—the Lightest, Surest,
Most Economical—the very essence
of automobiling—and all Canadian.
Model T
lo.b. Ford,
Get particulars from E. C. Emde, local agent,
Courtenay, B. C.
Buy yourself a Home near
No. 8 MINE
Blocks, from one acre to eight acres,
$200 per acre and upwards
Finest Homesites in Comox District
The Ideal Store
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.
1914 Patterns just opened out.
A full line of Furniture, House Furnishings, Beds
and Bedding, Stoves and Ranges always on hand
Phone M
Pendants, Necklaces
Cumberland, B. C.
French Millinery
Mrs. John Gillespie
Union Street
Cumberland,[B.C.   .
Capital Paid Up 111,660,000
Roserve Fund *13,000,000
Drafta issued in. any currency, payable all over the world
Kl^hStSt n£ flowed on depositsof ,1 and upwards.
CUMBER-LAND, B.0'.,Branch     •     J_- '   .°PBpP?n«vI
D. M. MORBISON, Manager.
E. H. HABDWICKE, Manager.
0 P POS] T E   HAIL W A Y ST A T10 N
First CUbs in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
.( ,n- ..-...■». ■.,..!..   'I..    li
i yniii liiMilijiiurl.'
Agents for Pilsener Beer
HEAD OFFICE: 627 Pandora Street, Victoria, B.C.
BRANCH OFFICE, P.O. Box, 434, Cumberland. B.C.
Contracting, etc., Land Clearing, Sawmilfl.abor Supplied, Lugging Camp,
Railway and General Contractor. TOE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, "B.C.
Fsirm lands, Wild or Improved, also hotels, livery business, black-smith
shop, hardware or General Store. We have clients who are open to purchase or exchange clear title Winnipeg property for any of the above.
Write us full particulars of anything you have to offer for sale, or itr
sire to acquire. If In the City for tho Bonspie. or at any other times
call at our office and talk tho matter over.
22 Canada Life Building,        -        Winnipeg, Man.
Farm Lubricants
Prairie Harvester Oil
Stops friction and wear. Non-corroding. Not affected by weather.
Capitol Cylinder Oil
The most effective and economical lubricant for steam engine
Recommended by engine builders everywhere.
Atlantic Red Engine OU Premier Gasoline
Renown Dynamo Oil
Montreal Winnipeg Vancesjsnv
Ctssebec Caspars*
St J
Have a Special Crimp That
Makes Washing Very Ea»y.
and Temper
Are Eaiy
on Hands
and   Clothe!
' Can always make sure of getting the highest prices for WHEAT, OATS,
BARLEY and FLAX, Ly shipping their car lo'.s to FOR'. WILLIAM AND
PORT ARTHUR and having them bold on commission by
The First Oil Well
The location ot the first oil well in
the United States 18 claimed by several states. Tho Wheeling Intelligencer, reviewing tho oil Industry ot West
Virginia, says there was an cil well on
the banks ot tho Kanawha river at
tho present site of Charleston "fifty*
one years befo*. the Drake well at
Tltusville, Pa., ushered ln thc petroleum Industry of the world
It is probable that there were such
wells in other BtaUs. Kentucky had
ono at ,-n early day, but Its possibilities were so little realized that nothing was done with it beyond bottling
a limited portion ot the product and
peddling it out as a Hnlmont! As to
the priority ot these old-time wells, it
is a matter of small Importance, since
Uie birth cf the petroleum businoss
dates from the aniouB Titusvillo discovery referred to by the Intelligencer.
West Virginia did not become a
largo oil producer until about twenty
years ago, although oil operations of
varying character have been going **n
at intervals in that state almost since
the beginning ot developmcn. In Pennsylvania. There . as a taltl; flourishing Industry prior to the civil war,
but it was crushed out during the
period of hostilities, ond for many
years thereafter lt was struggling for
eilstoncc. Production reached high
water mark In 1000. when the output
of the WeBt Virginia wells amounted
to more than 16.000,000 barrels. It
has not been so" largo in any subsequent year, though West Virginia
stands igh on tho list as an oil-producing state. Tiie production for 1912
was 12.200,000 barrels. In value It
exceeded that of any other year with
tho iole exception of the record year
of 1900.
Unless worms be expelled from thc
system, no child can be healthy. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator is the
best medicine extant to destroy
Early Prowes
Pa, stated little Oodd Rett, th ■ small
sot ot tlie distinguished statesman. I
heard a man sny that you used to bo
si crooked that you had to Bleep
wound around a stump.   Is that so, pa.
When I was younger, Doddie, replied the Hon. Thomas Rott, with he-
coming modesty. I was tho best athlete In tho neighborhood
Going The:,
Some time age a man was awakened In the night to find his wlte weeping uncontrollably.
My darling, he exclaimed, what is
the matter?
A dream, she gasped. I have had
such a horrible dream!
Her husband begged her to tell it to
hlm ln order that he might comfort
After long persuasion sin was induced to say this:
I thought I was walking down the
street and I cam, to a warehouse
where there waa a large placard:
Husbands fo. sale. You could get
beautiful ones for $50, or even $40,
and very nice ones for as low as $30.
Tbe husband asked innocently: Did
yoa see any that looked like me?
The sobs became strangling.
Dozens of them, gasped the wife,
done up ln bunches like asparagus and
sold for $2 a bunch.
Crushlelgh—Oh, I say, Miss Passay,
can you interpret u dream for me?
Miss Passay—How very interesting!
I'll try.
Crushlelgh—Thanks, awfully! It's
that on' over there in pink. Sho
speaks nothing but French.
Freed From Bearing Down
Pains, Backache and Pain
in Side by Lydia E. Pinkham'* Compound.
Toronto.Ont—"LastOctober, I wrote
te you for advice as I was completely run
down, had hearing
down sensation in the
lower part of bowels, backache, and
pain in the side. I
also suffered terribly
from gas. I took
Lydia lv l'inkham's
and am now entirely
.free from pain in
back and bowels and
am stronger in every
Way. I recommend LydiaE.Pinkham's
Compound highly to all expectant moth-
»ra."--Mrs. E. Wandby, 92 Logan Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Consider Woll This Advice.
No woman suffering from any form of
female troubles should lose hope until
jhe has given Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a fair trial.
This famous remedy, the medicinal ingredients of which arc derived from native roots and herbs, has for nearly forty
years proved to be a most valuable tonic
and invigorator of thc female organism.
Women residing in almost every city
tnd town in the United States bear
willing testimony--to the wonderful
virtue of Lydia E. l'inkham's Vegetable
If you linvo the slightest doubt
thatl.ydln E. Plnkliam's Vegetable! Compound will help you, write
to I.ydiaK.I'lnkliam Medicine Co.
(confidential) Lynn, Mass., for advice. Your letter will he opened,
road and answered by a woman,
nml held in (strict confidence.
VI- N. U- 988
A Good Salesman
What? cried tho careful housewife.
Yon charge me one dollar for these
Yes, ma'am, answered the polite
grocer. That is the very lowest
price we can sell them to you for.
How is it that 1 can get them from
own's for ninety cents, then?
I cannot Eny, madam. Perhaps
Mr. Urown has taken a fancy to you.
He is a widower ..nd you aro beautiful. Unfortunately, I— Yes'm, one
Minard's Liniment Cures   Garget   In
Use for It
Pa, I don't see why I have to study
algebra.    I hate tho stuff!
I know, my boy, but keep at It. l'ou
may have to figur. out your income
tax some day.
The average duration of life among
the natives of India is only 24 years,
but in the British Isles It reaches 14
What i Jury Is For
Tommy—Dad, what Is a jury?
Dad—A body ot reei    organized   to
find  out who  lus the  best lawyer
my son.
At the Drug Counter
Clerk (wrapping up corn euro and
balr tonic)—Fixed from top to toe.
Customer—Yes, you manage to make
both ends meet.
Bostonlans In Good Standing
Yes,  I  had  a  trothe.*  ln  Boston
onco said a Chicago Indy to a Boston-
ian.   lie wa3 in some great musical
society there, but I forget Its name.
Handol nnd Haydn soc.cty, perhaps,
suggested her visitor.
Well, I .guess so, Handel nnd Haydn
wero Boston men, weren't they?
Thc crocodiles number 11 species;
the alligators, only two. The American alligator, Inhabiting tho southeastern United States, is 12 to 16 feet
long, has a broad, blunt .mom, and Is
Btouter, lesB active and less vicious
than tho croo.dlles. Tbe other species, tho Chinese, lives In tbe Yang-
tse-Klang ri-er. growing to a length
of only six feet.
A Business Man
What does your father do for a living? asked ono little girl.
Why, replied tie other, ho takes up
tho collections In church.
The body is like a furnace, and tie
food Is burned or oxodized just as coal
Is burned in a stovo. When too large
an amount of food Is taken or the digestive system is deranged, tho food
ferments r.nd forms poisonous gases
and waste substances which cau*.o
pains and acl.es, rheumatism and se--
locs disease.
Bilious attacks, headaches, liver disorders and kidnoy diseases have their
beginnings in overeating or tbe uso of
foods which disagree. To prevent serious disease it is absolutely e.Bentlal
that the lives, kidneys an' bowels be
kept regular and active by us^ of such
treatment as Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver
Pills. •
On account ot artificial foods and
modern methods of life, almost everybody finds it necessary to use medicine In order to keep these organs in
active working condition. Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills aro most satisfactory, because you can depend on them
to produce the desired effects.
The African crocodile, held sacred
by the ancient Egyptians, is thought to
have destroyed more human beings
than any other kind of wild animals
In Africa. The American crocodile, of
Florida, JK-.ico and Centra: Amoriea
Is not dangerous.
The family  remedy  for Cousin  and  Colds?
■smell dose.   Small bottle.   But since 1871
Then you no longer Insist upon the
enforcement of tho laws punishing
reckless automobile drivers?
Oh, no. We get at it ln a different way no.'. Wo are opening
schools that will teach children how
to dodgo 'em.
The Friend of All Sufferers.—Like
to "tbe shadow of a rock In a weary
land" Is Dr. Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil to
all those who cutter pain. It holds
out hopo to everyone and realizes it by
stilling suffering everywhero. It Is a
liniment that has the blessings of half
a continent. It Is on sale everywhere
and cun be found wherever enquired
A Canny Farmer
A Wnterford farmer ordered a two-
pound loaf fro . the village baker to
be delivered i !ly at the farn.; while
the baker, ln return, agreed to purchase two pounds of tbe farmer's butter week by week. A short time ago
a dispute occurred between tho two
parties over the weight of the butter,
and after a long and wordy warfare
the matter was taken to the la1" court.
Well, said the magistrate to the
farmer, aftor conflicting evidence had
been given, of course you are prepared
to bring your weights and scales into
No, sir, I am not, was the prompt
reply. The fact is I don't uso any
for the baker.
Not use any repeated the niagls
trato In astonished tones. Then how
do you weigh his two pounds ot butter,
may I ask.
With one of them two-pound loaves
he agreed to send me, was the prompt
and convincing answer.
Mr. X—, a lawyer, was much addicted to tho habit of lecturing bin clerks
and the office boy coming In for an
unusual share of admonition whenever occasion called tor it, and sometimes when U did not. That his words
wero appreciated was made quite evident to Mr. X— one day whon a conversation between his and another office boy on tho samo floor was repeat
ed to him.
Whatcher wages? asked the other
I got $10,000 a year, said Mr. X—'s
I don't think! .ejaculated the other
boy, derisively.
Honest, I do, said Tommy; 15 a
week :n cash and the rest in legal advice!
The Mother Tongue
Does Miss De Gabb resemble her
Not so much at first sight; but
when she begins to talk, there's a
speaking likeness.
Control oi Municipal Finance
(ConUnu-'ii From Last Week)
Prevent "Special Acts"
The -.omtnisslcn would undoubtedly
keep a watchful eye for "Special Acts"
which override the regular city and
town Acts. Legislation of this character should :>nly be enacted when
very necessary. What is tire use of
framing restrictive laws it they can
be easily overr':"en by "Special Acts."
It may here be stated that Western
Canadian Sciool Districts and rural
municipality debentures have been
practically freo from.' criticism due
largely to the fact that the Department
of Education in the one case, and tho
Department of Municipal Affairs ln tho
other, exercise considerable influence
over tho borrowings ot such bodies.
The persontl of tho coruratssiou Is
an exceedingly important matter. It
would be desirable to select, If possible, men removed from thi political
arena. In fact men who havo never
exhibited pronounced political leanings and whe hour such a reputation
as would entitle them le thc confl*
dence of the invest'ng public In par-
tlculur. These n.ei. nilglit be selected [or nn indefinite torn In manner
rinillar to that employed in the appointment of the Dominion Hallway
Commission. In tbelr own Interests
they should je disfranchised ln Mun
icipal and Pi'ovlrcial elections so long
as they were members of thc commission. We believe suitable men can
te found without going outside our
P ovince. Right hero we would advance tie opinion that tho position
should seek thc roan and not tho men
seek the oflice.
The number might bo five and not
more than seven.
One should be experienced in municipal law and finance.
One having, If possible, experience
ln all lines of engineering work, such
as water and power schemes, building
and laying out of water and sewerage
systems, electrical installations, road
and ' ridge building, etc.
One an expert in municipal accounting combined with, it posslblo, a reasonable knowledge of urban real estate values.
These three might be callod the
technical or actively engaged members. They shouid be paid a salary such as ought to Insure continuity of service. The balance ot the
commission might be >uade up of
members who would act.i.i an advisory
capacity and sh. '' be paid a fee for
tlieir attendance.
We believe that if a Municipal Commission were created by the Government with powers somewhat similar
to thoso outlined herein the various
Municipalities benefitting by this legislation would bo quite willing to
bear the cost of maintaining this commission.
Canada In Debt to England
In the year 1902 'lie Canadian Municipal debt to England was approximately Nine and One Quarter Millions
sterling, at which time such cities
ns Calgary, Edmonton; Lethbridge,
Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Saskatoon
and Regina had not figured in that
market. Even Winnipeg's debt was
comparatively smal. To-day the Canadian Municipal debt to Britain Is
over forty-one million pounds. That
we must continue to borrow heavily
Is accepted without question, but It behooves us to .'.trengthen our position
and make security doubly secure. By
so doing we will render it Impossible
for criticism to be levelled at us such
as has been seer in tho 'ress during
the past twelve or eighteen months.
The appointment of a commission
with powers such as wo have referred
to would be a step forward, and from
this step we should not shrink. It
must be romen-bered that the more
safeguards we throw around the loans
.which we offer the investing public,
tho more readily will the Investor undertake their acceptance am: lt may
be added, the bss will be the toll ln
. I am sure that it is unnecessary to
add that all this is respectfully submitted and I thank you for tho attention you havo given me.
Pink Eye.
shippim i	
and Catarrhal Paver
Sure cure and positive preventive no matter how horses at
tigs' arc Infected or "exposed." Liquid, given on tut)
•on*rue. acts on the Blood and Glands, expels the poisonous
germs trots, the body. Curea Distemper In Dogs and slieefc
and Cholera in Poultry. Largest selling live stock remedy.
Cures La Grippe among human beings and ts a line Kidney
remedy. Cut this out. Keep1 It. Show it to jour druggist,
who will get it for you.    Freo Booklet.    "Distemper, Causal
Chemists, and   Bacterlologlats,  Goshen,  Ind.,  U.S.A.
Fun In Enrine Room
As a rule engineers are anything
but a frivolous class of men; but occasionally one comes ncrosn a Joker.
Recently a solemn-looking individual
strolled Into the engine-room and asked Mr. Guppy, the light-hearted second, to give him a little information
about his engines.
Why certainly, said Cuppy. Those
two brass knobs over there are called
tho Jeremldldlero, nnd that thing liko
a distorted mangle Is the freezer. Now
the jcremtdidler—so called because of
ils rosemblanco to a boiled owl—Ib
really generating electricity flavored
with red currantB—you understand?
Well, when wc stir up tho conflicting
elements with a brass poker and an
old clay pipe, the Jercnildldlor Is connected with the freezer and owing to
the ammonia extracted from the pipe
mixing with thc electricity, it freezes
tho freezer so cold that we hnve to use
a six foot thermometer to find the torn-
perature —
My word, snid his questioner, that's
wonderful.   And he walked away.
Hear me kidding the old chap? said
Mr. Guppy with a wink to the chief,
who had been standing by. He's as
green as a new cheeBe.
Yes, I have often thought so, said
the chief quietly, but he's the inspecting engineer for the company all the
Ncyer had the engine run better.
The huge car raceo along the road,
raising the dust in clouds antl flitting
past milestones with an easy regularity almost monotonous.
Ah, gasped the driver as the car bat*
tied with the wind, which swept the
high ground, where for miles around
tho surrounding country could bejeen,
this is the place for view, eh, my boy.
Have you ever come across such a
landscape aB that before?
Almost lost ln tbe roaring of the
wind came his friend's hoarso grumble:
Never! I't*. already hnd a good deal
moro thnn I can swallow.
A man cannat always be known by
bla looks for llo may be cross-eved.
:derry Maidens
A maiden at Unwllngs, Wyoming,
By  tho window  her hair she stood
Said a man In tho Btrcet,
Golly, Mike! nin't sho sweet!
And sho was, standing there in the
A maiden ln Springfield, Missouri,
When asked could she servo on a jury,
And be just to each side.
Bobbed her head and replied,
I could ladle out justice like fury.
A maiden who lives In Shennngo
Thought she'i" take a wee fling at the
When she flew in the air
And lost all her back hair,
She said, "Goodness!  where did my
bang go.
Illustrated Physlolo■■• Note
Tho average man's   arm   Is   thirty
inchos long;   the   average   woman's
waist Is thirty Inches around.   How
wonderful are thy works, oh Nature!
~he Reason
Sybil—So mad! BUI cut mo on the
street last night.
Drybil—Never mind. Ile was probably edged.
A r.ead Cinch
Conductor—This transfer expired a
long time ago.
Co-ed (snappilyl—No wonder, with
not a single ventilator open in the
whole car!
FlrBt bud—Oh, Mabel, I   heard   a
good story-
Second bud—Sh! Whisper! My brother is in the next room.
The Right Fellow
Excuse mc; can I Bpenl; to your
typewriter a moment?
You cannot; sbe Is engaged.
That's all rlg'.-t; I'm the fellow she's
engaged to.
You Cannot Forget Your Corns
They pain too much. Perhaps you
have tried this, that, and thc other remedy—you Btill have- them. You do
Lot experiment when you ubo Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor. In
twenty-four hours the sorcnosr is le-
moved. In u day or two you aro rid
ot them, root and branch. Keep the
name In sight '-ecauBe it tells the story.
Putnam's Painless Am Extractor.
Sold by dru-glsts, price 2Dc.
His Speech
The late M.\ Georg Hodgman, who
was known as "the Father of the Turf"
wrote a book some years -go In which
ho told of being mistaken for Mr.
Gladstone, to whorr he bore some resemblance. One evening at the Waverley Station In Edinburg some of
Mr. Hodgman's friendB passed round
the word that Mr. Gladstone waB traveling by the train.
At flrst, Bayt Mr. Hodgman, the
crowd was Incredulous, but soon the
pwple flocked round my carriage, and
misled by tho dim light, thought I wns
Gladstone. The station was quickly
ln a ferment, and 'Speech! Speech!"
startled the porters in their work.
Speak, said Mr. Gale, ns ehe train wns
on tho movo. Show yourself. So I
thrust ray head out of the window
with "Thank you, gontlemen! So-and-
so will win tho Cosnrowitch!"
For Relatives or Friends, or travailing yourself, tak (or Ticket! br
,.      Vl»
Tlrl.-Scrtn,  steamers
13.*00 Tona each (New 191J)
(10,000 Tons) (j.ooo Tons)
,.Above Steamers carry One Claaa
.(III Cabin and Third Class only, and
have   won   great   favor   with   tha
travailing publie.
••FRANCONIA"   (New   1911)
.."kWtA"     «*«W     Hit)
11.150 'tona each -Twin Scrtw
20000 Tons (Triple Screw Tiirblna)
Carrying First. Second and Third
Tha Cunard Company also maintain services between New York
Queonstown, Flahguard, Liverpool.
Boston, Quoenstown, Fishguard, Llv-
arpool.   New   York,   Mediterranean,
S.l.  .,1- In.l... ->        .s._        m .       !
a 1 ,   ..   *'w"     Av.n,    osssssiserranean,
Adriatic.      Including    tha    fastest
In the world, "LualUnla"
steamers  ,,,  .us- ,
and "Mauretunla."
Now building ror Canadian Service:
S.9. "Al RANI A"—14,00, Toi„,
For doscrl*itlve literature, sailings, ate, apply to any Railroad sr
Steamship Agent, or
SO* Hals It. Wlaalpeg
Life Insurance Go.
AHetl        | 8,000,000.00
Zniuranca   »,500,O0O.0O
Absolute   Security   Fot
Policy Holders.
Excelsior Policy Forms Approved by Domtutoa
Insurance Department.
For Agencies apply to ProTinclal Offices al
Patent Vour Heas. No delay, and we
will sell lt for .ou If the .den has merit.
Send sketch far free report. Information on patents nnd list of Inventions
wantod mulled free.
PC -nt Attorneys
154 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada
Are They?
She—Are the;  happy together?
Hi?—Well, ht stays lnevei. evening,
She—Then they must be.
He—But she goes ou..
M.idgo—Yot Beam annoyed about
something. Did you forget you wer»
standing undo- t.ie mlstletoo?
Marjovle—No; but Charlie did.
A Through Passenger
Sho—Did you ever I 'e "The Castlo
He—Oh, dear, no.   I'vo been on the
wagon all through college.
The Shopper
Behold, tho thrifty shopper comes,
Fer summer dayi are o'er.
All day she views Bilks, socks and
-ho* ,
And spends two bits—no more!
A Stowaway
A captain of one of the ocean liners was showing a young lady friend
of his over the ship, whon they cams
upon a big emigrant wolfing largo
quantities of food.
Just look nt the enormous amount
of food that folio Is consuming! I
Buppose, captain, said the girl with
a boamlng smile, ho Is what you sailors call a Btoway?
Mrs. Waggles — Were you rude to
that life Insurance man?
Mr. Waggles—Why, no! I Just told
him I wished ho would go down cellar
and talk Into our furnace
Gives Instant Reliefs, Clears Out Nose,
Throat and all Breathing Organs
In this fickle climate, repeated colds
very easily drift Into Catarrh.
The natural tendency of Catarrh Is
.o extend through the system in every
Exposure to cold or dampne:s intensifies the '.rouble and nasal catarrh is
the result.
Unless a o-mp!ete cure IB effected,
Inflammation passes rapldl) to the
throat, bronchial tubes and then to the
You can't . ake new lungs—hence
Consumption Is practically Incurable.
But Catarrh can be cured, except ln
ita final and always fatal stage.
Catarrh suff^crs, meaning those
with colds, soro throat, bronchial trouble, etc, can all be cured right at houie
by inhaling "Catarrhozone."
In using Catarrhozone you don't talta
medicine Into the stomach—you Just
breathe a healng piney vapor direct to
the lungs and air passages.
The purest balsams „nd the great*
est antis' itlc are thus jen. to every
spot where catarrhal trouble exists,
germs are killed, foul secretions ara
destroyed nature is given a chance ant
cure comes quickly.
Celds snd hroat troubles can't last
if the pure healing vapor jf Catarrhoz*
no Is breat'ied—sneezing and coughing
cr Se nt once, because irritation is removed. ■
UBe Catarrhozone to prevent—use It
to cure your winter ills. It's pleasant safe and guaranteed ln every case.
Complete outfit $1.00. Smaller siz»
50c. at all dealers. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C
\ Rosalind's
I        Choice
.She Could Not Be
, The station platform wu crowded
Hth people waiting for the gates to
•pen to admit them to tbe Boston ex.
srcst waiting down there on tbe tracks.
, Bosallnd Mertton, with a devoted
■trailer on either side of her graceful
Jttle velvet clad form, caught a
glimpse of her reflection tn the narrow
mirror of a slot mathlne, and th* tired
bok rnnlsbed from her lustrous basel
»c». Rosalind In a Up tilted littlo bai
•1th a velvet strap under her sound
■bite chin, with a pink rose tucked
■ndcr the brim, where two Uttle brown
lurls dangled coqoettlshly, was aa en
■rhuiitlng sight even to herself.
With a palt youth at either elbow
Bosallnd was safely piloted through
Ibe crowd and reluctantly released al
Ihe gate, through which sbt passed
wltb a farewell smile that Included
Ihem both. Dearly as they believed
Ihey loved the.pretty Uttle actress
tbere was no Jealousy between them
because tbey bad a common ground of
fellowship—they were both acutely
leslous of a third young man, llanford
Becks, the millionaire, whose bouquet
•f violets and orchids nestled la the
kce frills of Rosalind's coat
The train left the city and went
thundering out Into tbe country to
ward tho New Hampshire bills, where
Kosallnd bad been born. She was going there to spend a few days. The
ttock company of which she was a
member was undergoing the throes of
reorganization before going out on tbe
load, and there was something that
Kosallnd wanted to think over la the
gulct of the country.
Banford Beeks wanted to marry her.
Bhe pined for the happiness that she
was sure must be attained when one
had millions of dollars to spend open
pleasure, Bhe saw In ber mind's eye
the old red farmhouse transformed
Into a beautiful mansion set la the
—mm told an, ns int rcdtim
midst of ■ formal garden, while her
father and mother rode luxuriously ln
costly motorcars. Gone wonld bo tbt
ancient surrey and the fat white horse.
Becky, who bad drawn thom to church
each Sunday every year within Rosalind's recollection, niches and east
would follow ber beloved parents the
rest of their days If she married Ban
ford Becks. How glad they would be.
too, to havo her give up tbt profes
Hun wblcb sht bad adopted after s
brief summer's acquaintance wltb
tome actresses who were summering
In Putwold
Because of her Ignorance tf the
world and Its evil waya Rosalind had
brushed aside all tempting pleasures
•nd thrown herself Into her work, for
which she possessed some talent. But
tbo wat weary of It Unknown to her
self, the call of ber blood wss for
those simple domestic duties whlcb a
long line of rurltan ancestors had no
tly fulfilled.
But tbls offer of Banford Beeks
Be wu a splendid type of young
American, and he was honest tn bin
desire to make Rosalind happy. Bhe
tad been dazzled by his proposal, and
Ihe bad begged for timo
There was one obstacle ln the way.
Bhe didn't lore Banford Beeks.
The dining csr wss sttaehed st
Bprlngfleld. and Rosalind slipped off
her coat and went to dinner. There
was Just one available seat ln tbe
crowded car, and that waa at a table
where gat a solitary young man.
A waiter drew out her chair and
handed ber tbe menn card. Rosalind
lifted ber eyes In one swift appraising
glsnco of the man who wns calmly eating his soup. Bhe bsd not noticed him
at first beyond the fact tbat he had
•risen and ut down after ahe bad
teen seated.
It waa a homely countenance, ragged
■nd strong aa her own New Hampshire
tills, with steady gray eyes and dark
hnir thnt waa rusty red at tht ends
It wu tb* fact of • man who wonld
aad could do things, who might sur
mount obstacles. Bis big hrown hands
Vert capable too Rosalind looked bin
•ver from tbt erowa of his wtU brush
It bead to tht shoulders of Us perfect*
ty fitting gray cut. Ho wu lmmac-
alate.. Yet the lut time Rosalind bad
•een him te tad heen garbed ln blot
iveralls, tad ■ ragged atraw tat tad
been tossed tn the back of bis bead.
Be had been loading cornstalks,on a
farm wagon tbe very day the left Putwold to go on tbe ttagc.
"How do yon do, Ben?" uked Rosalind demurely.
Benjamin Hall looked np quickly and
■tared at Rosalind. His first careless
glance at her entrance had seen nothing save tbe crown and brim of tbe tip
tilted bat He bad not looked nnder it
because he rather thought girls wen a
bora, all save one.
"Basle! Roslt Heretonl" tt gasped,
holding eat ont ef tbe big brown
"Ben, do yen mean that you didn't
recognize mef uked Rosalind, with
tears In her tyee, because lt wu it
good to tee a fact from homt once
more.  "Are yon going home?"
"I am. And yon are. too?" te uked
aagerly, his eye* never once leaving
her lovely face.
"Tea, jnst for the week end. Tell
me where yoa bare been tnd what yon
have been doing," answered Rosalind,
feeUng tn odd tabarrassment in Ben*
|amln Halle presence.
Benjamin told ber, his eyes studying
ter fact is If be would read la Its clear
openness tome record ef Ut three
years since they bad parted.
He told her that he had left Putwold
• few months after her own departure.
Tbe death of bit parenti bad left him
freo to start life anew. He bad-sold
some woodlsnd and tad rented the
homestead to strangers. He had gone
west and bought an Interest in a mine
which his uncle controlled. He had
prospered. He wu going back to Putwold. He wu going back to tbe land
which his ancestors bad tilled.
' "I'm homesick for the farm," he told
her. "I've been west and I've studied
the way they do things out there, and I
sbaU know how to make tt pay. Now
teU me about yourself, Rosle."
Rosalind told bim briefly. There
seemed so little to teU in her narrow
life of hard work.
"And yoa are going back?" he uked
"Yet, I suppose so," said Rosalind,
flushing warmly.
"Is this true?" uked Benjamin quietly u be took t newapaper clipping
from his notebook and gave It to her.
Rosalind read tt wltb down bent
head: "It Is rumored that Miss Ross
Und. Mercton. the lovely little ingenue
In tht popular comedy, 'Lavender
Flowers,' Is soon to wed one of our
most energetic yonng millionaires."
"Is lt true. Rosle?" uked Benjamin
Rosalind shook her bead.
"No, not yet" she said Impulsively.
snd then blushed scarlet at her self
Benjamin looted at the violets snd
orchids at ber breast and sighed sharply. He bad hoped to be in time to of
fer Rosalind many things, but be was
too late. Ho wondered fiercely what
sort of chap tbls man waa Did Rosalind love him or was she dazzled by
the millions? Who could blume her?
be uked himself fiercely.
Adroitly be changed the subject and
when tht meal was over be accompanied RoaaUnd back to ber seat In the
day coach. Bitting there beside ber
wltb the rugged scenery ot New [lamp
shire blurring Into tbe dusk, Benjamin
felt a growing confidence In himself
He was Hearing bis own bills: hi was
on his own ground, and the girl bs
bad always loved wu beside hlm,
wearing another man's orchids, per
baps half promised to this rich man.
"Rosalind," he said suddenly, "art
you engaged to tbls man?"
"No." said Rosalind quickly.
"Do you expect to be?" he demanded
"He haa asked me," admitted Rosa
"Do yon love him?" went on Benjamin relentlessly,
Rosalind hesitated. She wondered,
because she felt no anger against Ben
Jamln and bla questioning.
Bis band touched ber arm, ber band
and held It warmly.
"Do yon lore this man, Rosalind r
he asked quietly.
Rosalind looked np Into the grsi
eyes and, looking, could not withdraw
her gaze
"No, no, nor sht ssld Intensely.
"Ah, Rosalind, 1 bare always loved
yon." he said chokingly.
"And 1, oh, Ben, I believe I have.
That's why I've longed for Putwold
•nd the old farm, and father and
mother will be ao glad, and, Ben. soni*
one will see yonl"
"I don't care." aaid Ben boldly. "Tbe
whole world can know how happy 1
am tn winning the girl 1 love!"
And he kissed Bosallnd
"Did yon send word to your mother
that yoa were coming?" be asked u
they neared Putwold
"Yet. Won't they be surprised to
see ns together, yoa snd 1. old play
mates?" uked Rosalind gleefully
Ben bent down suddenly snd press
ed bis cheek against hers. "Rosalind,
yon are sure-sure thst yoa won't regret the money and the motorcars snd
yachts snd everything tbat this mnn
hu offered you? I've heard he Is s
splendid fellow." he sdded generously
"Sure. Ben." said Rosalind steadily.
"There was one thing lacking and
that wu lave We ean never be poor
wltb tbat blessing"
The train came to t standstill, and
Ross Und peered from the window an
"Bel." tbt cried breathlessly,
"theie'a fsther and mother, and they're
driving old Becky. How dear tbey ill
So the train rumbled on after bringing back to Putwold village two of
her children who had goat ont Into
tbe world te seek wealth tnd happiness only to coma home and and U
Iters after all
Hie Embrace tf • Kangaroo Does Net
Leave Pleasant Memoriae.
Notwithstanding tbe kangaroo's pop-
alar reputation for speed, be hi easily
overtaken ln tht bush by • good horse
rthey sayi within hslf t mile A capable kangaroo dog-a lean, swift
beast • cross between a greyhound
and a mastiff, bred to course and kill-
Boon rant him to bay. Wltbont dogs
It It the custom to kill with a cudgel.
This It often sccompllshed by the
sportsman from the back of bis horse.
Dismounted, however, wltb tbe kangaroo waiting alertly for attack, lt Is
sometimes t perilous venture to come
to close quarters. A slip, tnd tht
sportsman finds himself at onct ln t
desperate situation.
Ont of the lumberjacks wltb wbom
wt retted In the shade of the blackbutt
abowed ns tht scars of sn encounter.
Bt bsd ridden tht kangaroo down,
•kid he. tnd, being In baste to make
•a end of tbe sport ht bsd caught up
tbe first Ukcly stick bit eye could discover and be hud stepped quickly and
confidently ln, tnd bt bad struck bard
tnd accurately. And the next Instant
caught off tht ground, ht waa struggling breast to breast in tht bug of
tbe creature, frightfully aware that be
must escape before the deadly hind
fbot had devastated him.
"My club broke," be exclaimed, "and
the boomer got me!"
Tbere were long scsra on bis back
and shoulders, tbe wblcb we were nol
very sorry to see, for we could not
make out why any man should wish to
kUI t kangaroo fur sport—Norman
Duncan ln Harper's.
Dennis Dldnt Llks It, So He Sold It ta
"Old Cain."
James Berry was not so well paid
for bis services as his French confrere, M. Antolne Delbler. wbo drawl
£5tso a year, while Ida four assistant!
Bart t similar amount to divide be
twecn tbem. Sanson, tbe flrst execu
tloncr to wield the guillotine, wot
originally paid £1,520 a year, but wbes
executioners were appointed In eact
department tbls wss reduced to £800.
Before the revolution the legal tarll
In France was 25 shillings for t be
heading, 16s. Ud. for a burning at tbi
stake, and tha same amount for a hang
ing, wltb allowances for tbe erectloi
of a scaffold or tbe provision of fuel.
One of James Berry's predecessors
for I brief period, donned a unlforn
when at work. In 1785, according tt
t contemporary chronicler, the aheriffi
of London were "au pleased wltb tbt
excellent modo In which Edward Den
nls, tbelr hangman, performed Ml
duties that tbey presented bim wltb I
very elegant official robe a kblluiit, It
fact ss eastern potentates term a sluii
>ur garb of honor. Dennis found thli
Inconvenient when at work on tht
scaffold and sold tt to a well knowi
character of tbose days, 'Old Cain,
wbo, having aet up aa a fortune teller
wanted a robe to complete tbe cos
tume !b which be received dupes."-
Loudon Chronicle
A 8pollad 8cene.
& H. Sotbern ouce found his wit fot
aim In time of need. It was ln thi
fourth act or "Tbe Lady of Lyons
Sotbern played Claude Molnolte. ano
Virginia Harncd was cast as 1'aullnt
Heuimant tbe villain, was pursulnt
Pauline, and sbe cried loudly for help
Claude Is supposed to dash to ber res
cue and catch the fainting Pauline it
his arms. Sothern dashed on to tht
stage, but slipped snd slid, slttlni
down near tha footlights. Losing nu
presence of mind, he declaimed thi
line: "Look op, Pauline There lt nt
danger." At Virginia Horned wai
standing, tbls wss, of course, an Im
possibility. By this time tbo audlemt
wu in an uproar, and when Artnui
Ltwrencts who played Heausant
scornfully eald, "You are beneath me.
the amusement of the audience knew
ao bounds.
Marksmen and Rifles.
No marksman ever bonis a rifle "«>
sulldly as a ruck" Ile mny think bs
dues, but Arms nnd tbe Mau iu.si.st>
tnat the best shot gives merely tin
"necessary Impulse to tbe trigger
while tbe rifle Is moving In the rlgbi
direction "-tbat Is. when be takes de
liberate aim The snap shunter wurki
apparently by a sort of Instinct Fir
ing successfully at a running deei
through tbe woods and over brakes
ground Implies a knack like tbut ol
thrusting une'a linger toward un lodl
cuted object-New York Times.
Natural Inference.
A schoolteacher was reading a story
to t class af very biiii.II folks ano
paused at tbe words "lay brotner." tc
explnln tbelr meaning "Dues auy ont
know what 'lay brother* means?" sbt
For a moment a row of perplexed lit
tie faces looked up st her Then ont
fare brightened suddenly, and a small
voice piped. "Yea, ma'am, it's a roost-
err—Youth's Companion,
He Was 8eneit!ve.
Blobbs- You're pretty much stuck od
Miss UobbB, aren't you. old manl
Bobbe I waa onee. but after whal
ib* said to me last ntght I's not go
ing tu pay any mnre attention to ber
Blobbs - Ueel What did she esyl
Hobbs- "Nur-Clcveland Leader.
Netting Lacking.
Manager Your play seems to lie!
tbe ournsn touch. Playwright—Yot
art mistaken, sir. My bero borrow!
money from bin friends in tlmott
every •ct-Bneton Transcript
Why It It Plttltn.
Women sre mystennnt egrtpt IB (0
thm    Thm tbey are solved la thi
Maid's Quartan Should Bt Cemfartable
tnd Cheerful.
Before the new maid arrives see that
her room is comfortable and cheerful.
Bear In mind tbst you bave a whole
house te Ure In, but her room Is the
only place to which she can retire
when Bhe is cxhsusted from ber dsy's
work. See that the furnishings are
bright and pretty tnd, above all, see
that the mattress Is soft snd easy.
The mold needs a soft mattress more
tban any member of tbe family, for
her labor Is harder and she cannot
work well If her rest has been broken
and disturbed.
Any conveniences for tbe work whlcb
yoa can afford bny for tbe girl. Rest
assured it will be appreciated and the
money will be well spent, for she will
give cheerful tnd willing service If
sbt knowi that her comfort Is Jnst
as Important te ter mistress aa the
comfort of the members of the family.
Some women are very neglectful of
their servants' comfort Tbey keep up
i constant stream of new maids nod
vender why none of them remains,
■vhen no care It taken ot the servants'
quarters wbstever. One woman told
t friend an Incident tbat happened tn
her own home-told lt is a Jokt on
herself. Bhe haa a palatial country
homt In a fashionable resort and she
keeps a dozen servants. She said that
In July the waitress told her that ber
room would bave to be done over
she could not sleep In lt any longer
The employer Bald, "Nonsense, Mary;
vou have slept ln lt since June, and
!t would Inconvenience me greatly to
have It done over now." So the maid
">t it go a few days and then came
igtln with the same complaint nnd
in Id she wonld bave to leave If tbe
-nom were not done over. The mis
-ress became angry and told the maid
to leave then. She sent to town im-
nedlately for another girl.
Modern Art Influence In Fabrlea.
The beginning of the vogue for color has been credited to tbe war tn
Turkey, says Junius Cravens In a recent article, but why a war ln Turkey
should Inspire the world to burst Into
color Is hardly apparent But, whatever
these Influences are or whether one
likes tbem or not they are affecting
aot only gowns snd hats, but are
spreading through every branch of ap
The effect It already noticeable tn
furniture, floor coverings, wall papers
and even pottery of all kinds. It 1>
particularly emphasized Just now tn
drapery materials tnd fabrics of all
Ont cannot fail to recognize bow different these new fabr.es art from
DUiaxiD bt rnorasson jotutr lamu
those one Is accustomed te tee. To
Vlennt Is given tbt credit for lighting
the way Into thia new add of work.
Ideas came from tbe peasant art of
Austria and Hungary, and well known
artists were nol alow to use this
source of Information To Professor
Josef Hoffman of Vienna is great
credit due for the adaptation of tbe
peasant art
The cut shows one of his fabric de
signs, consisting of black leaves on s
white backgrounds. The long bell
shaped flowers sre In solid brilliant
yellow and Persian orange These vivid materials combine well with simple
designs la furniture of the mission type
and the best old Sheraton. Chlppen-
dalo and Adams examples.
At first one may not like the new
art but that It has come to stay there
Is no doubt It Is the outgrowth of
the seeds planted by William Morrta
Curtains and Color.
Silk of a color that harmonizes wlm
the room and te of a light qunUtj
makes a charming finish aa side dra
pery on tho windows, but la nol esr.cn
tlal unless the room ta very plain and
hard looking, and the silk should not
bo extended over the window to ex*
elude tbe light Tbo uid style of bav
Ing tht drapery meet across the win-
dow st the top and held back halfway
down by loops Is out of date.
There are excellent designs also ln a
thin, silky madras that looks well on
tbe windows, and msny other cotton
draperies tbst are suitable and will not
keep out too much light cost a great
deal less than real Bilk. Bought by tht
yard these are far less expensive thai
when bought made up In curtain form.
and as the modern and very sensible
fad Is to bave the curtains reach only
to the slU of the window you do not
hare to bay very many yards.
Perfumes Fer Clothes Press.
Everybody Is familiar with tho cue
torn of potting lavender bags in linen
closets and clothes presses. At this
time of year lavender bags are being
made In great numbers. Thert art,
however, other delicate perfumes for
tbt umt purpose that art not very
generally employed. Two ef them
notably art rosemary and sandalwood
Wben the actual auhstances cannot bt
conveniently obtained • few drops of
their essential oils on raw cotton will
pMsthat tba sum affect
Buffer State to North of India TJav
eafe For White Men.
A report on Industrial and living
conditions ln Afghanistan, which a
Christian enters on pain of death,
bas been made by Henry D. Baker,
on special commercial service In tbe
far eut.
Mr. Baker calls Afghanistan the
buffer state between British India
and the Russian possessions ln Asia.
It hu an area ot 100,000 square
miles and a population estimated at
6,000,000, though ao census hu
ever been taken. Ita Inhabitants
sre without exception Mohammedans, and, uve only Tibet, It Is tbe
largest cloaed country ln the world,
presenting the anachronism of a
nation tn the twentieth century
wblcb forbids tie entrance Into Ita
territory ot the foreign missionaries
either of religion or commerce, as
well as making the profession of
Christianity among its subject punishable hy death.
"If any person particularly wishes
to visit Afghanistan he can get Into
the country only by Interesting tbe
Ameer personally ln the object of
bis visit, which, however, lt may be
found very difficult to do." Mr.
Baker says. "No commercial traveler can get Into Afghanistan nnloss
the Ameer might be Induced to take
an Interest ln bis particular line ot
business. Even then It would not
be found convenient or advantageous to undertake a trip Into Afghanistan unlesa the Ameer would personally guarantee one's comfort and
safety and provide a military escort
to Kabul or Kandahar or wherevor
else It wu desired to go.
"After application bas been mado
to the Ameer tor t permit, or firman, to visit Afghanistan—and by
having advanced some particularly
potent argument the firman may
perhaps be granted—tbe deputy
secretary to the Government, lt he
deems lt wiee, wUl then grant permission to crou tha frontier at the
trareler'i own risk.
"A regulation letter granting such
permission to a representative of a
business house ln Bombay, of wblcb
I have a copy, reads u follows:
With reference to your letter dated —, I am directed to Inform you
that the honorable the chief commissioner and agent to the governor
general ln the northwest frontier
province Is being directed to allow
Mr, — of your firm to cross the
frontier, subject ts the production
by him of his majesty tke Ameer's
firman and the political agent tn the
Khyber pass being satisfied that the
Afghan Government has made arrangements for Mr. —'s escort and
I am to add that the Government
of India accepts no responsibility
whatever In connection wltb the object of Mr. —'s journey to or stay
In Afghanistan and that he proceeds
there at his own risk.
"About the only Instances ln
which Europeans have ever been
allowed to travel Into Afghanistan
ts when machinery or other articles
have been required by the Ameer to
but Government or special medical
assistance needed at tbe court. At
present there are understood to be
nix Europeans and two Americana
residing ln the country."
A Roond-abont Call.
Here Is a curious example of how
the telegraph hu reduced the size
»f the earth, says an English Journal.
Vot long ago a woman on Valentla
Island was taken suddenly Ul. The
island lies ten miles off the west coast
of Ireland, and It peopled mainly by
'be operators and engineers who look
after the cablet laid between tbat
solnt and Newfoundland.
The nearest doctor was the resident practitioner tt another large
-able colony at Watervlllo, on the
Strange to say, there Is no means
if communication between Valent".
stand and Watervlllo, possibly be*
iuso the two systems of cables are
ontrollod by different 1< terests.
But the cable oper.trrs st Valen
la were not to jo beaten. They as..-
d their Newfoundland operators  by
able if tbey could communicate wltb
heir end of the Walcrvllle cables
he reply was that the two Newfound
and offices wero connectod hy tele-
Thereupon tbe Valentla men sent a
nessage to Watervllle, ten miles off,
via Newfoundland, asking a doctor to
ittond the sick woman.
The doctor arrived within two
hours, and landed amid cheers from
the little colony of o,eratora.
Burns Creates Record.
It Is exactly eight years since Mr.
Balfour laid down the cares of office,
and Sir Edward Grey and Mr. John
Burns have been Foreign riecre'sry
and President of the Local Government Board respectively for exactly
eight years. They art the only two
Cabinet Ministers now holding office
who Btartcd In the samo offices nnder
"C. B." ln 1905, and, furthermore,
tbey are the only living men on either
side who have held tbe same office
continuously for so long a period. Mr.
Burns hu created an absolute record
for not one of his thirteen predecessors at tbe Local Government Board,
among whom were Mr. Balfour tnd
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, was president tor more than six years.
Maoris and Agriculture.
There hu heen established at Ma-
nanul, ln New Zealand, an agricultural college for Maori boya, whlcb
consists of some 200 acres of first-
class land, about TO of which are already under cultivation. Practical u
weD u theoretical training it given,
and dairying Is to be a prominent feature of the Institution, at which the
boyt live and whlcb la nnder tht
prlnclpalshlp of a clergyman ot tome
considerable experience ia practical
agriculture. Adult Maori settlers, ll
Is interesting to note, are realising
tht possibilities of prosperity ln
dairying. Tbs majority of thott whi
take It up seriously ate milking
A Pair of Trousers Went a Long
Way In the Good Old Days.
His "Wife's Reckless Gift tt t Tramp tl
Ont tf His Battered Caateff Gar*
ntenta Mtved Him te t Touching Dit«
ceurae tn the Vice ef Extravagance.
"A poor man came te the door thli
afternoon and asked if 1 bad any old
clotbea 1 could spare," ssld Mrs. James-
worthy. "1 gave him tbose gray trou-
sera of yours, ss tbey were too badly
wurn out for you to oae tbem again.
They were aU faded and full or boles."
- "Tbe next time you undertake to distribute my raiment among tbt prolt-
tarlat Mrs. Jameswortliy," returned
ber grouchy husband, "you might st
least consult me. You trt assuming
tllogether too much when you take It
for granted that I im dont wltb a
pair of trousers. At things trt going
now In the business world I find It expedient to wear such garments so long
u tbere Is any way to futen my suspenders to tbem.
"Times tro growing worse int
worse, snd tbe financial ttrtogency la
breaking all records, tnd tbt man who
strives to support bat family hat
troubles enough wltbont coming home
to find that tbt wlft ot his bosom bit
given his purple and Int Unen to somebody's wandering boy.
"1 had expected to get two seasons"
wear out of those trousers, and 1 bad
I sentimental fondness for tbem, u I
wore thoss trousers on that red letter
day when, three years ago, I atood la
the White House and proudly shook
handa wltb tht illustrious president ot
tbut great tnd glorious republic. I
hoped to hand them down to my children's children, to thtt when I tn
cold la my grave tbey might contemplate those historic trousers with
streaming eyea and recall the glortoua
occasion 1 havt referred to. Now 1 ne
longer hart a souvenir of my meeting
wltb the president ind posterity la
robbed of t great privilege by reason
of your heedless course.
"I'd never think ot giving iwiy
anything ot yonrs without your approval, Mn. Jameswortby. Tlmt int
■gain 1 bave been tempted to call la
tome poor bnt respectable widow with
t large family ■» support and give ter
yuur false balr, whlcb bit becotnt ta
eyesore to me. as 1 find It lying iround
wherever 1 go, but 1 felt It would ba
doing you an Injustice tnd refrained
let wben an unknown hobo comet to
our duor asking for refreshments yoa
bund hlm my cherished trousers, which
are mure to me than pride of tncestry
or pomp of power.
"Your action Is t fair samplt of tbe
extravagance which keeps men forever walking In tbe shadow ef the
poorhuuse. 1 bave no doubt that my
saluted mother would roll over In ber
gravelt sbe could know of such doings.
Under ber wise snd skillful management my father bad t chance to tc-
cumulate a fow plasters for hit old
sge lie woro his trousers until they
were full of boles; then my mother
tnuk them and half eoled them int
made tbem is good u ntw, ind ta
wore them for inotber term of yesri
until It wat impossible to tell whal
tbelr original color might btvt beet.
"When they were too fir gone for
further use mother made them ever
tu the older son could wetr than, lit
when be bid used them five er six
years there still wu enough sound ml*
' terlal In tbem to makt i pair for tha
youngest ton. 1 wu that youngest
sun, and all through my boybood tad
even In early manhood I wu weiring
expurgated editions of my fsUtr'a
"You may make as many facet t*
yon please, Mra. Jameswortby, mt
point the finger of scorn until the cowg
come home, but thst doesn't change
the fact that It wu economy of thia
sort that kept our parents In Ignorance
of such things u the bankruptcy court
ind tbe associated charities. When I
had worn those historic trousers for a
few summers and winters, until they
would answer Ibe purpose no longer,
my mother cut tbem np Into strtpa tut
made rug carpets of them, tnd thos*
r:ig carpets wore more sensible int
mure servlccibie thin ths tailor mad*
affairs yon havs strewn over these
"After this, please, you will call aw
Into executive session before firing
away iny of my habiliments, Mra
slamoswortby."-Wait Mason ia Otfc
eago Newt.
Csnerste Belli.
nt peculiar vibratory or nonvlbr*
tory properties of concrete art strife
Ingly shown ta bells madt of this material. A bell eut la concrete will
ring almost Ukt a metal belt bat ■
•light tooch of tht bind serves lmme>
dlately to Mop vibration and tht re>
aultlng loond. Thtt to dnt to tbe lack
ot homogeneity from the standpoint ol
aoond transmission, — London Btaat
On the Go.
"Ity hnsbtad U aot torn* two lights
• month."
"Yon ihonll get tht minister tt **\
"Bt It tbt mlnltlaf-alwiya
•ailed iwsy to at* ptopl«3
Oty Journal
irayt Mm'
When yen deft int wtj Mp It ■
wonderful how muy ptspM trt MM
to com* to yoar tBtmnet.-PhllitdS
ntls lecord. liia, ISLAMJEB, CUJ«l>I!.r.LAt<il>
Men's Shoes in all the new A.mevioan lasts, made hy
Boall and Torey, Milwaukee. This firm guarantees every
pair to givo satisfaction. < 'all and see out' stock. Men's
Oxfords, for spring, iii Gun Metal, Patent Leather and
Tan. Tho lasts are new and they carry "Slater's" stamp
of approval.
Ladies' American Shoes just to hand
Ladies' Gun Metal, Button, Short Vamp, New Heels, a
smart natty shoe, Price $.4,50 pair.
Ladies'  Tun, Buttoned Shoes, it very dress// shoe, and
one of the most comfortable you could wear.      /'rice <?*>
Children's Shoes
.Sole Agents for the "Eclipse" Line of Shoes.
ll'e have just had delivered a la rye consignment of shoes
specially made with a view to comfort for the little ones.
Infants' Shoes, black kid blucher,patent tips, 2 to 5, jf 1.35
Infants' chocolate kid blucher, sizes 2 to 5      1.35
Infants' all patent ^.iimyis, sizes '.' to 5     1*25
Infants' all chocolate kid, buttoned, sizes 2 to 5 ...    1.35
Also a full range of Children's and Misses' patent pumps
See our new line of Leckies Boots
for Boys.
A large shipment of these useful and comfortable chaii'a
has just arrived and as we imported these direct we can
give you a very good price on them,
New White Muslin and Embroidered
HD IT QQI7 Q    For Infants,
UKJLOO£Ochildren& Misses
ll'e have received by express a very smart assortment of
these in ./tany very pleasing styles.
Department has on view many new models, and soon we
hope to announce another large showing) of exclusive
pattern hats.
Special Orders receive prompt and
courteous attention.
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone .18
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
Branch Store at Bevan
Miss Dency Smith, milliner i f
Courtenay, has recently returned
from the East with the latest in
C. P. Dundas, Barrister* t Law,
is now at Courtenay, having
office room with H. H .M. Beadnell, E.&N. land agent.
Dr. P. H* Scharehmidt, cor-
servative organizer and assistant
secretary to the central assoclr*
tion with headquarters at Vancouver, arrived at Courtenay
yesterday and expects to visit
Cumberland on Monday,
A dramatic entertainment will
be held in the Bevan hall on
February 17th, the Murphys
assisted by Mrs. J. 0' Conner
and A. Ward in a side splitting
farce. The Iceman will be one of
the features of the evening.
Chris Smsets, who had already
I served 30 days for vagrancy
app?ared before His Worship
i charged with assault. The presiding magistrate found th
accused guilty and imposed a
fine of $20 and costs or in default two months with hard labor
The fine in both cases was paid
Charles G. Callin, accountant
and auditor, has opened commodious offices in the building recently vacated by the Royal Bank
of Cananda, at Courtenay. Mr,
Callin is very popular with the
residents of the Comox Valley
and should do a good business.
Eggs for hatching from white
leghorns originated from the best
trap-nested stock on the coast,
with pullet year records of 295
and 261. $10 per 100(90 percent
fertility), baby chicks and stock
on sale.
John Stephens,
Box 424 Nanaimo B.C.
Dr. D.E. Kerr dentist will be
in Cumberland March 24th and
following days.
Every attention given maternity cases by Mrs. Edward Baldwin
West Cumberland.
Day old chicks, White Leghorn
$15.00 per 100. Hatches from
March.to May. Hatching eggs
for sale $6.00 per 100.
Skinner & Blenkhorn,
Nanaimo B.C.
JJiunofortt Tuition -
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,
Agent for Ilio
Alex HsM'loiHOIt, I'nilnk'lnv
Batllimtcs ami DeslgiH ftintlslivil
„ii A[,|illratloii
Notice is hereby given that the
reserve, the notice of which
appeared in the B.C. Gazette on
the 27th. of December, 1907 is
cancelled in so far as it relates to
the following parcels of land;-
theW. l-2oftheS.E. 1-4, the S.
W. 1-4 and the 8,1-2 of the N.W.
1-4 west of the river ln Section 4;
the S.E. 1-4, the S.E. 1-4 of the
S.W. 1-4 and the N.E.1-4 in Sect-
tion 5; S.l-2 of the S.E. 1-4 in
Section 8; the S.E. 1-4, the S.W.
1-4 and the E. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-4
in Section 16; and the E, 1-2 of
the S.E' 1-4 and N.l-2 in Section
21, all in Township 3 Sayward
District, and the N.E. 1-4 of the
N.E. 1-4 in Section 32; the N.E.
1-4 of the §.W. 1-4. and the N,
W. 1-4 and N. 1-2 of the N.E. 1-
4 Section 33; the N. 1-2 of the
N. W. 1-4 and the Nr 1-2 of the
N. E. 1-4 in Section 34 ; and the
8. l-gandN.W, MoftheN,W,
1-4 in Section 35, all in Township
6, Sayward District,
The said lands will be open for
entry by pre-emption on Monday,
the 18th day of May at the hour
of 9 o'clock in the forenoon; all
applications to be made at the
office of the Government Agent,
No Pre-emptior. Record shall include more than 40 acres of land
except in cases where it is desirable to include small fractional
portions of legal Subdivisions;
information in which connection
may be obtained from plans on
view at the above mentioned
R, A.Renwick
Deputy Minister of Lands.
. Lands Department,
'    Victoria, B, C.
11th February, 1914.
With its snowclad mountains in the back ground, sea and green
fields in the foreground, it makes a picture worth painting
We asked you some months ago to watch it grow,
which is now an assured fact.      We have only
A Few Waterfrontage Lots
unsold, so if you want to spend a good time
with your family this coming summer boating,
bathing and fishing, do not delay seeing us.
The youngsters do nothing but talk about Roys
Beach from the time they leave till they get back
British Columbia Investments Ltd. &>wt«"y
HARRY   IDIENS,   Manager.   *
A Court of Revision to hear and
decide complaints against the
Assessment Roll of the City of
Cumberland' for the year 1914
will be held in the City Council
Chambers on Wednesday, May
6th, 1914, at 7-30 p.m.
City Hall, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B. C.
March 27th. 1914.
The annual meeting of the
Directors of the Union and Comox
DistrictHospital will be held in the
Oddfellows' Hall, Cumberland,
on Saturday, April 11,
W. (&. Burarba
Bi»arl|f r af Nuatr
l*ste MuhIi-hI Director of Victoria Theatre,
Wlngattf anil Durham; ltsimlull Willlnm*
Picture st vaudeville T'.-atie. Perryhll],
Durham ; late Oniuulnt ami t'tmlniiisMer
nullum,, Knj,liiu<l.
Has Vacancies for Pupils on
Piano, American Organ &
Pipe Organ, Theory,
Harmony, etc.
Terms Moderate
P.O.Box398, Cumberland,B.C,
Charles G. Callin
Accountant & Auditor
Land Registry Of f ice Work a
j.i. iJliiliiiK, DiU'vison
na.rl.tiir, Hiilldtor
A Nolan I'lilillr
H. H. M. Beadnell!
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance
Local agent for the E. & N. Railway Lands, Comox District.
Courtenay, B. C.
A SNAP   20 acres of Alder Bott°n*. 6 1-2 acres cleared,
creek through property (runs all the year),
Good Five-Roomed House, on good road near Comox.   Price
$2,100 all cash, or $2,700 on terms.
Bmarti W. Ilirldc
ttuailirrloitil. B. t£.
Fire Insurance
For absolute
protection write
a Policy in the
London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. of
L iverpool.
Total Assets
* 2 6,7 8 8,930.00
Contractor & Builder
Framing of all kinds, Mill Wrighting,
Installation of Mill Machinery.
V. L.TWAY, Courtenay, B.C.
We Imve just received anothercar load of tho celebrated
Gerhard Heintzman Pianos, We win sell you a Piano
ou ensy monthly payments, lie hnve several extra
good second hand pianos, that were taken iu exchange
for new ones, at juices ranging from &V100 and upwards
G.A.Fletcher MusicCo
NANAIMO,      •        ■      B. C.
Mrs. B. G. Crawford
Wesley waiard Bannerman
Warehouse, Courtenay
Phone Y91 and R99
IMPORTANT TO CUSTOMERS-No Orientals, Agents, or Solicitors


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