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VOL. IV., No. 18
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
52,908 Tons for July, being an
Increase of Over 7,000 tons
on June Output.
The cutput counts. The mines
are producing the coal, and the
ocean going vessels are coming
in and taking it away, with the
local mines making new records
every day. No. 6 went up to
390 tons on Tuesday for eight
hours. No. 7 produced 505 tons
on Wednesday, and the tonnage
for No. 5 mine during the month
of July is the greatest for that
length of time since the mine
was sunk. Now, Mr. Pettigrew,
where is your zero output? Deny
it if you can. call in and see the
Herald man and he will give you
a little more information.
Below we give the output for
the month of July for the last
three years, which speaks for
July, 1911 41,852 tons
July, 1912, 49,006 tons
July, 1913,  52,908 tons
There is a chance for George
Pettigrew to make good or shut up
The output at the local mines
for the  week  ending   Friday,
August 1st totals 11,639 tons.
The Conservative Associotions
throughout the Comox Electoral
District, including Cumberland,
Courtenay, Comox, Union Bay
and the Islands, will hold
a grand Conservative picnic at
McCutcheon's Point, between
Courtenay and Comox, on Thursday, August 21st. It is expected
to be a grand Conservative rally,
with sports of various kinds.
The speakers for the day will be
our Dominion representative,
H, S. Clements, M. P.. also our
provincial representative, Michael Manson, M. P. P. Invitations have been sent to the Hon.
Sir Richard McBride, Hon. W. J-
Bowser, and A, E. McPhillips,
Several new buildings are in
course of erection at Courtenay,
giving employment to quite a
number of carpenters and other
laborers. The new Marocchi
Bros.' building will be completed
in about two weeks. A large
force of men are at work excavating for the new Royal Bank
building and the W. G. McKean
store. The new two story building for the Comox Co-operative
Society is nearing completion.
Several men are busy excavating
for the new Presbyterian church
which is to be erected next to
the Builders' Supply Stores.
The painters are at work putting
on the finishing touches to the
Riverside Hotel, giving it a handsome appearance. This hotel has
been remodelled, and is now
made up to date in every particular. Most of the farmers have
been able to get toeir hay in during the past few weeks. In the
real estate line Courtenay is quiet
but holding its own. Courtenay
is now building up very rapidly
with people working continuously
to settle in the town.
Our provincial police have a
difficult mission to fill, and to
their credit be it said, they are
usually able to cope successfully
with their difficulties. We do
not wish to increase their burdens by harsh or unwise criticism
but we believe it is generally
agreed that the leniency displayed last pay night in handling the
crowd of hoodlums congregated
near the city hall was entirely
misplaced. In our opinion the
roughnecks who have from time
to time taken possession of our
streets have forfeited all claims
to lenient treatment, and we believe we are voicing the senti
ments of the business people and
property owners, whose taxes
have created and maintained our
thoroughfares, when we call upon the provincial police to throw
aside kid gloves.
The dastardly outrage at the
Trent River Bridge and the robbery of type from this office
clearly indicate the presence of a
lawless element in our midst who
will stop at nothing to achieve
their ends, and with whom leniency and patience are entirely
out of place.
And here we would ask, what
is the matter with our police
magistrate? What is the object
of bringing wrong doers before
the court? Is it to enrich the
city coffers, or is it for punishment having in view the deterring of others from breaking the
law ? Numerous cases have been
heard during the last ten months
and paltry fines have been imposed, but how many lawbreakers have been sent to prison?
Had a few stiff sentences been
meted out where they were undoubtedly deserved, the city
treasury might have suffered, it
is true, but the hands of the provincial police would have been
greatly s'rengthened in preserving order, and the business men
of the city would not be compelled to view their empty stores on
pay nights and seek a poor consolation in the knowledge that
their customers are being driven
into the arms of the Courtenay
merchants because they find it
impossible to visit Cumberland
without suffering insult from a
mob of ignorant toughs. The
Board of Trade is endeavoring to
induce the Canadian Northern
Railway to build through the
town, alle' ing that the big tonnage of freight shipped into the
town warrants the railway coming here. If the merchants are
going to permit these idle rascals
to drive the trade to Courtenay
then the Boord of Trade had better abandon the C. N. R. project
as a conple of dump carts will be
able to handle all the tonnage
shipped this way.
Children's Service to-morrow
at eleven o'clock.
Sunday School will be held on
the church lawn at 2-30 p.m.
"The Outlook from Carme),
a word to the discouraged," will
be the subject for the evening
service, beginning at 7 p.m.
Strangers cordially welcomed.
Ottawa, July 30.- Hon. T. W.
Crothers, minister of labor, returned yesterday from the Pacific
coast in a generally optimistic
mood. He believes that the coal
miners' strike on Vancouver Island will soon be settled.
Samuel Price, K.C, who has
been appointed a special commissioner to investigate both sides
of this labor trouble, is now preparing a report for the department, which will suggest two alternatives as a means of settlement. These are expected to be
in the hands of the deyartment
within two weeks,
"It was a difficult situation
that faced me at the coast," .aid
the minister to a press representative. "Usually in labor disputes there is a minimum acceptable to the men and the employer. In this case it is a fight for
the recognition of the union, and
about 2,500 men are idle, although they have no real complaint to make regarding wages
or conditions."
There are independent business men on both sides of the
fence in this town. We understand the one says he does not
want any scab money, while the
other one says, "You can take
your job where yon like; I don't
want it."
The agitators, loafers and
roughnecks are still discontented,
they were evidently born dissatisfied. If they would only migrate and take their dissatisfaction to some other point it would
be a blessing to the city of Cumberland and to those who are
anxious to reside here in peace.
But they seem to hang on with
their small pittance of four dollars a week as disturbers of the
quietude that the citizens of this
place would like to enjoy. We
have a few roughnecks, we are
sorry to say, who are so idiotic in
their ideas as to write the following and tack it up on a post in
front of the post office:—
"It is the general opinion in
Cumberland that the recent supposed robbery on Union Bay road
was a put up job by the Company's thugs for the purpose of
keeping the police here, and to
increase the force. The Company
did not get on very well with the
Trent River bridge idea, so now
we are highway robbers.
What will we get next?
We are travelling south.
Signed: A Watching Striker."
The Striker says it is the
general opinion, of course we
know he means himself only.
This watching Striker, whoever
he may be, who wrote the above
would do the citizens of Cumberland a favour if he were to
take the next train out of here
for parts unknown.
He sees 'em again!
The results of thejnjgl. school
examinations held iii tlie province
are announced by I fifie Department of Education A Special commendation is due tne Cumberland high school, as all the candidates who presented themselves
from this school have passed,
reflecting great credit upon the
late principal, W. H. Latere,
who has resigned.
The standing of the candidates
from Cumberland centre is as
Preliminary Cuurse, Junior
Grade maximum marks, 1,000:
Ellen M. Haywood, 527; Olive L.
Bickle, 521; Herman Dillman, 516
Advanced Course, Junior
Grade; maximum marks, 1,000:
Annie Reece, 657; Jessie McDonald, 558; Hilda Watson, 544;
Helen Freeman, 540; Janet E.
Robertson, 531; Hannah Harrison
508; Marian Gray, 500.
In this latter day struggle for
wealth, power, and greatness of
all degrees, the beautiful repose
and simplicity that characterized
our distinguished forefathers
have been trampled under foot.
Contentment seems to have been
lost in the evolution of the passing years, and no reward has
been offered worthy a consistent
search for it, more's the pity.
But the men, women, or children who have caught a glimmering shadow of it are a continual
feast to their friends, who wonder why that home is so delightful to visit; why the beauty of
the faces of the inmates is so
elusive; why the atmosphere is
so reposeful and uplifting that
all their cares and woes betake
themselves to the background of
forgetfulness while they are enjoying their hospitality. Certainly it is not wealth or palatial
surroundings, for the home is
guiltless of either, perhaps, but
the hidden secret is contentment
and repose, and this no man can
buy. It is something which
comes from within and requires
the most vigorous cultivation
that enlightened mentality can
give it.
After carefully weighing in the
balance the fancied desires of
this "hurry up" age and seeing
how little real happiness they create for others, look within and
find for yourself contentment
with that which may be earned
on six days in the week and rest
on the seventh. Fill it with the
music of gladness, the sunshine
of love, the white light of truth,
the brightness of hope, the tenderness of charity, and the
strength of faith, and marvel at
the result of the discovery, for
lo! it is tho Kingdom of Heaven
within you,
He hates to go—but go he must.
We never did admire the com
company of officials and members of the U.M.W. of A. although
we have received several friendly
visits during thc past ten months.
Some unknown person paid this
office an unfriendly visit during
the early hours of Saturday morning. The enterprising guests
took away souvenirs in the form
of a page of display type and half
a column of news type, and distributed type around the floor to
their evident satisfaction. We
live to tell the tale and are out
with the news, although under
disadvantages, as our paper con
sists of four pages instead of
Charges Preferred Against Disturbers of the Peace-Cases
As a result of the fracas that
took place last pay night, when
the streets were crowded with an
angry mob which had been called
in by the agitators from all quarters of the district to help to
earn their four dollars a week by
creating a disturbance, and who
were afraid that the workers
were going to take possession of
the town and spend their money
with the business men. the local
police laid a number of informations against the offenders. The
cases came up before Police Magistrate Abrams on Wednesday
last and, in response to the application of Chief Constable Stephenson, were remanded for
eight days.
The list of cases that came up
before his worship is as follows:
Richard Goodwin charged that
on the 19th day of July he did
unlawfully obstruct a peace officer in the discharge of his duty.
The accused pleaded not guilty
and was allowed out on $300 bail,
himself for $100, and Samuel
Davis and Robert Browu for $100
John Conner to a similar
charge pleaded not guilty and
was granted bail to the same
amount, Richard Coe Jr, and Jos.
Demonte and himself being accepted securities in equal amount
Mike Campbell charged that he
did unlawfully assault and beat
one James Biwiihee at Comox
Lake. He was allowed out on
$150 bail furnished by himself,
Samuel Williams and John Liddle
Alex. Reynolds, charged with
obstructing an officer, pleaded
not guilty, and gave $300 bail for
his temporary liberty, Joseph
Naylor and Samuel Davis going
James Conner, for charge
of obstructing an officer, gave
$300 bail, John G. Biggs and Jas.
Williamson going security.
Alex. Reynolds pleaded guilty
to taking part in an affray to the
alarming of the public on the evening of Ihe 19th of July, and
preferred paying a fine of $10
and costs to spending 30 days in
jail. It will be remembered that
on the night in question tho
crowd became so thick and unruly that Licence commissioner
D. R. McDonald, with commendable foresight, telephoned the
mayor and had the saloons closed
at once.
Another of our subscribers
can't stand the truth any longer,
he has to drop it by the way side.
While the Islander proceeds
right along to print the truth
which this subrcriber cannot contradict, though t'iven the opportunity, he writes us as follows:
"Tho Islander,-Kindly quit
sending your paper to me as I
have no use for it. I don't want,
it near my place for I can't
believe a word you print. So
kindly quit sending it at once.
The Secret
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lock •__ Co., Limited
London, Melbourn. 4 Toronto-
Net) and Easton tore forward, their
pyes on ttie cab, and aa they tore they
taw a red head cmergo, wildly gc_tlc-
Ulstlllg from the spllntrred vehicle,
whose engine still throbbed violently.
(Io on, you fool, get on, they heard
Rivington's voice from the other window; your engines all right, and I'll
pay tor the eab. ;t'_ their fault aud
they don't want your number. Quick,
damn you, before we get held up!
With the re d-h ended man shaking
bin. violently by tho shoulder from
one window, and Kivington offering
untold wealth from tho other, the
driver pulled himself together. Shoving In his reverse, ho backed away
from thc 'bus with renewed groaning
and splintering of Iii.-. vehicle, then
jamni.ng in hia forward speed, ho sent
flying into the mud Nell, who had
reached his splashboard, anl RasLon
who was only a foot behind him, and
turning into the Park gates, swayed
and staggerc-l off like some huge and
half crushed brute. ■*
Uut halfcri.--il.cd as ho was, or rather ;:_•: liis vehicle was, he could still
go considerably faster than Easton
anil Neil, as tho two friends found
when they recovered themselves and
ran in pursuit. And the ont?r circle hold even' less hopo of another
aid iinwoii-idcd taxi-cab than the
■'ar;. i L;...o Road Ud done previously*
They continued doggedly, however,
comforted slightly by the fact that
tho tall-lamp of the cab, not far ahead
cf thom alg*zn*jged violently from tlio
near to thi1 off sido of the empty road.
At last ihey wero .eward.d by the
sight of two lamps approaching them,
lamps which turned out on closer inspection to belong to a belated hansom makhg  t. vr.y back cityward.
In a flash they hailed it. Belter
than nothing gasped Neil breathlessly. They mny break down yet and 1
doubt if thoy know that wc are after
Ihem. Did they sco you, do you
do you think? 1.3 added, as they
ccrambled into thc cab and the
driver turned his unwilling animal
1 dou*l think eo, replied tho Major
doubtfully, they tremed too much occupied in tlying lo persuade their
driver to start off again. 0:i the
cthrr hand, for some reason or other
they certainly nppearrd to be in a
terrible hurry.
They peered on ahead Into tlie
darkness. Their cabman, who lmd
been told that ho was fo attempt to
como up with tue taxi-cab whose
light he had been pointed out, had
th rugged bis shoulders re; Ignedly
and and whipped up his steed at tlieir
command; but so fur tiie object of
thrlr chase had merely drawn away
from ihem and it was only every
now aud then that a faint glimpse of
tho n d light or thc throbbing of the
motor, came back in the silence of
the deserted park.
And Iben, ru fenly and quite unexpectedly, the noise cf the engine
ceased altogether, nnd the light came
towards tbem with startling rapidity.
They are coming back to us, cried
tlio Major, excitedly. Look at them.
What  lias  happened? -,
Ne'l shook his head. No, I'. is the
tail-lamp. They have broken down,
and wo are coming up with them, he
nald, leaning forward over the doors
of the L-uiGom. By George, we have
gol Ihem,
The trap-door i i the roof of the ban*
pom opened, and the driver peered
That olel tin kettle has busied herself,  gentlemen,  he  raid.      She  bas
broke:,  down just  in front there by
the railings.    Shall I pull up?
Yes, said Nell, (illicitly jumping out.
Hlvl.ig.on, big. strong, and athletic,
and lighting literally for his life, was
tn opponent any one might fear.
(To be Continued)
Here's your fare, and a double one,
too. You have dono well for us. lt
you nre a good hand ln a scramble,
and want to earn n sovereign, you
can stay and help us collar tho two
men in that cab.
Collar thc two men ln that cab?
Eaid the driver carefully splttlug on
the coins Nell had given hlni. What
do yon want to collar them for? You
ain't the police, ore you?
As ho spoke a figure appeared out
of tho darkness and approached
them. Hullo! you there wilh the
l.ansom, ho cried, nnd then Blopped
suddenly, for he had cau.ht sight
of  Nell ami  the   Major  standing  tit-1 rrTn]
Things Forbidden In War
It Is rot generally realised that the
game ot war Is hedged round by as
many restrictions as a boxing contest under Qucensberry rule-;. These
regulations, which are under the sanction of all the civilized countries ot
the i orld, are designed to ensure fair
play for the combatants.
When it Is intended to bombard a
place, duo notice should be given, so
that all women and children may be
removed to a placo of safety; and
every care must be taken to spare
churches and hospitals, as well as all
charitable or educational buildings.
All chaplains, doctors, and nurses
are protected In every possible way,
ami are not to bo taken prisoners or
in any way Injured.
Any soldier robbing or mutilating
an euonnTis liable to be shot without
nnd death  Is  tbe  penalty  for
Outing Shoes
Ihe slue of the cab, full in the rays : wounding or killing a disabled man
of the lamp. ]    The bodies of the enemy are to be
lt was tiie red-headetl m:in. mud- carefully searched before burial, and
stained and dishevelled. Nell! ho Uny articles found on ihem which
cried, and bis pall! llliniy! nnd he might lead to their ldentlfcatlon are
disappeared. i to be sent to their proper quarters.
Neil and Ihe Major, darting nfter! Explosive bullets must not bo used,
him, heard him call hurriedly to some and quarter must be glve-i to the
one lu ihe shelter of the motor-cab j enemy whether he asks for lt or not.
and .oinlng up, faced Illvlngton nnd | In an attack on the enemy there must
whltcfaccd and  startled,    their| be no concealment of the distinctive
Ihe use
backs against tho railings.
j signs of the regiments; ami
'  ..!    n-l.nH.    f ...11...!....    .1..I..1
nt poisons for polluting drinking wa-
I ter is strictly  forbidden.
Skin Cracked and Bled, Causing
Much Pain. Was Getting Discouraged, Cuticura Soap and
Ointment Soothed Right Away.
Used Them Four Weeks. Has
[Jot Been Bothered Since.
R Hunter St., Davlsvlllo, Toronto, Ontario.—"My liittii Bid v'ii troubled with
cricked arms and f»ro from tlio time sliu
WM l-orn. They wero certainly very much
cl._a.ur_d. Tbo r.l.iu wna sonsttlvo anil
cracked anil bled, causing much pain by
atuarllng. When healing a little it, took
the form of Itching. Tlie trouble, nuiile Iter
very cr.'-i. When site cried the 1. ars would
mako it smart, and c.v.:r:- more pain. 1 tried
cold cream, -——, ■ and ■ and
1* got better only to break out aiinlii when
cr.po-cd to tbo air. Rho suffered for o\cr
throo years ami I wns (jetting discouraged
When I read of Cuticura Soap ana Ointment
oul s- it. for samples. Cuticura Olntmf-nt
sccmod to SOOtho It right away, wbrro oilier
ointments mado It burn, bo I bought somo
mere. I used them f.ir four weeks and sho
has not been bothered since  ller face and
Jirnis havo never bad a, mark since, in fart
ie? ttiiifc-lyh U fc-pderfufly dear.*
(Signed) Mrs. Underbill, l.ec. 11,1911.
Cuticura Soap is best fur skin ami balr
.iceauso of Its cxtrcmo purity, delicate yet
effective emollient properties, and refreshing
fragrance. It costs but littlo moro than
ordinary soap«. wears to a wafer and gives
comfort and satisfaction every moment of
IM use, (or toilet, bath and nursery. Cuticura Soap and Cuticura ointment aro sold
iverywnere. Liberal samplo of each mailed
tree. With 82-p. Skin Book. Address pet
card Potter Drug fc Chem. Corp., Dcpt.
49-J, Boston, V. 8. A.
And then tbey understood Ibe cause
of the taxi's arrest, for Ihe bonnet of
the engine was Jammed hard into (lie
rente and the driver was half silling.
half reclining, on tlie ground by his
cub, evidently hurt and breathing
Neil, Inking In Ihe situation at, a
glance, stopped forward. It's all up,
Rivington, he said. You've done -our
best, aud you're caught. You can
come back wilh us. And ns for
you. Coombes, he continued, turning
lo Iho rnl-headed man. who was
standing blinking his close-set ryes
doubtfully nt tho situation. As for
you, my man. you can clear out quick, j |q\'i's9 1]lr,
nnle-s you want to get Into bad trou-j -Ve)1 ..^/n,,,* mamma,
Coombes' squint intensified iiseir,
as he giancct. at the two friends and
then at Rivington, who slood furiously biting his nails. All right, my
fine matey, he growled at last. Easy
and polite does It. and don't forget
you was in Pentonvllle Prison when I
first knew you yourself. 1 don't
know about clearing off. That gent's
a friend of mine.
Then you've got n murderer, and
a self-cont.ssed on? for yourelaolno
ii self*confessed one for your friend,
said Noli, and you've beeu near
enough to that kind n[ thing before
'.o know what it means. Como on,
now, clear out
Coonibe., ...
listened till now with a dark, set face. , theology, an apple, u knife and some
I've pair, you well, and I'll pay you | smali ohn»ge. and see what lie make
better still.     You won't go.     You'll; of It
stand  by  I e. won't you?   They are
only .wo against us.
Neil  turned   to  the  driver  of  Ibe
hansom cab, who hud drawn nearer
out of curlosl
ing the scene wilh interest
Her Mother's Friend
When the new minister, a handsome
nnd unmarried man, made liis first
Pastoral \isit at tho Fosdiclt'8 ho look
littlo Ann.*, up in his arms uud Iried
lo kiss her.
but tho child refused to be kissed.
She struggled loose and run off Into
the next room, where her mother was
putting a few finishing touches to her
adornment before going inlo the drawing room to grerr the clergyman.
Mamma, tiie little girl whispered,
the man in tlie drawing-room wanted
why didn't
you let hlni?     1 would if 1 was you.
Thereupon Anna ran back into the
drawing-room and the minister asked
Well, little lady, won't you kiss me
No, I won't, replied Anna pr niptly,
but mamma says, she will,
The falli_r of a bright young son
went to a wise friend for advice as lo
what profession the youth should be
fitted for.    The sage was brusque.
Let ihe boy choose for himself, he
Hut, protested the lather, he's too
Well, responded llie wise man. put
aid Rivington, who had j him in a room  \lone with a book on
IE he chooses the book ninke a
minister of him, If he lake j the knife
make bim a Burgeon] If llie apple, be
[ will make a farmer, and If ho chooses
Ihe monev a banker.
and was now watch-1    »■<*<-•*   relieved,   the   father   went
: away, but returned   in a   few   days
1 call on vou lo help us take lhat j complalnlcg. Ihe plan  hadn't worked
Z^e.!.es^po\"ceR1slaK~heaCsawT «* no,? demanded the wise man
Liked to be Prepared
A gentleman, well known for his
love of horseflesh, was driving through
a country village one day breaking In
a new horse, when he overtook a doctor of his acquaintance who was traveling on foot.
.lump In, doctor, he cried, pulling
up. I've got a horse here that is a
perfect treat to sit behind.
Tlie doctor .'limped In, and the gentleman drove off.
The horse was n treat, tn the sense
of speed aiid skillIsbness. and presently stood stock si ill and shot both
hind legs underneath the trap, splitting lt to pieces, and throwing both the
occupants out Into tho road.
The doctor jumped to his feet, feeling himself ail over to see if he was
Injured. The owner also got upon liis
Look here! exclaimed the doctor,
what on earth do you mean by Inviting mo to rido be .Ind a horse like
Well, you see. gasped the olher,
luckily there are no bones broken: but
when breaking In a brute like tills I
like to have a doctor with me!
Quite True
Business Manager ot Great Newspaper (to clerk)—George, take down
an advertlsemen'. as 1 dictate it, and
then send it up.    Heady?    All right.
Wanted—A man for a pleasant indoor position; short hours, light work,
no experience necessary: place permanent; salary $5,000 a year. Answer
In own handwriting. Millionaire.
Great Daily Office.
Clerk—1 have it down, sir, and will
send It to the printers at once.
Business Manager (a week laler)—
George, how many answers were received from that advertisement?
Clerk—Eighteen thousand.
Business Manager inn hour later)—
Good morning, sir. What cr.- we do
for you, sir?
Seedy Individual, Whet do you
charge for an advertisement for u situation wanted?
Business Manager—Our charges nre
high, 60 cents a line; bnt you must
remember the vast number of premie
we reach. Why, sir, from one single
advertisement inserted lust week there
were received eighteen thousand answers.
Sample l ) If vou v.riro Tho National
Drutj anil chemical Co., o. Canada*
Limited,  Toronto,
Crillc— The heroine of your story
old man. is simply wonderful.
Author (delightedly)—You think
Crillc—Yes. You say en page ten
that sho hissed. You are a liar! and
any woman who ean hiss such a sen-
lence us that can't help being wonderful.
Mothers can easily knew when tlieir
children are troubled with worms, and
they lose no time in applying tho beat
of remedies—Mother Graves' Worm
No Excitement
A young man was compelled by his
father to turn tanner against his will.
Not liking the profession, he -went
anl 1 mged himself, leaving ihis written statement: Farming is a most
sensiless pursuit; a mere laboring in
a circle. You sow thnt you may reap
and thou you reap that you may sow.
Nothing ever comes of lt.
Minard's Liniment us.*, by Physician'
I nm acting
a after  this
»>V..W.  N. U. M4
quickly. He has committed a crime,
a foul, cowardly crime, which he has
confessed lo. and is wanted
Are you tlie police, or
Yard? ask d tiie. cabman,
down from his box.
I am a private   detectlv
Nell;  but in this case
with  the  police,  who
The cabman shook his bead. Weil
if yon had beon the police. 1 suppose
I should have had to help you, he
saiii at last, but being as how you
ore only private, I guess 1 nm private,
loo. I have got my living to earn,
anil I can't afford to be getting into
rough and tumbles nt my time of life.
Hesleles, how do I know it's true what
you say? No, I'll stnnd by nnd see
fair play. There's two of yon against
Iwo, for their driver seem, a bit
knocked ol.t, and you'd belter have It
out fair ami square, or give it best
and come home iu my cab. You can
holler for the police here till you are
blue in Ihe lace, Ihere aren't mnny
hem-bouts, r. .' bouses either; so
make up your mind.
Rivington laughed. Good man,
cabby, he said, you aro quite right.
That little cad Is a liar, and this Is
only a drunken spree. Yes, we are
two to tlieir two, and wo can hold
oir own if you don't interfere, can't
we, Coombes?
Coombes, apparently deciding nt
last, seized a wrench from tbe ground
at tli... chauffeur's side. Yue, ho
said, laconically, And the one ns I
wants Is my old male..-, Mister Nell.
Nell turned lo tlio .Major, who had
already taken off his coat and stood
by, listening.
Whal do you say? he : ked In a
low voice
1 What did ho do?
When I went tn. said the father, he
I was  sitting on  the  hook,  witli  the
knife in one hand nnu the money in
his pocket, and eating the apple.
Ah! said Ihe sage, that's easy. The
boy Is a natural born lawyer.
Alcohol In conjunction with Ihe
Welsbach mantle is now used for the
purpose of automobile headlights in
Thc cucumber was Introduced Into
England over four hundred years a_0
by the Dutch. Persian; and Russians cat it as fruit.
Fortunately Pa is Rich
So   you   think   your   daughter
exceptional talent?
There's no doubt of it, replied Ibe
loud mother, although we can't exactly locate it. Tho music leacher
says It's for pointing and the art
teacher says it's for music.
Ancient Graft
The guide, In referring to the Egyptian pyramids, remarked:
lt took hundreds of years to build
Then It was a Qovernmen: Job, eh?
replied the wealthy contractor.
It's as easy to fall in luve as to fall
out again.
Next  to a  filler,  the   worst   thing
about a cheap cigar Is the wrapper.
High ideals nro sometimes as unmanageable as areoplanes.
Mathematician Figures Out the Food
If anyone requires a clear head it
Is a teacher ot mathematics. lie
must reason In Iho abstract ns It were
and full concentration of mind Is necessary It correct results are to be
A man writes:
"I am a leacher of mathematics nnd
Frenchmen are being served regit*
larlv wltn carrots then days. lt is
ci their restaurant menus antl is served In the most fashionable homes.
Ever since Dr. MetchntkofI declared
that carrots are really the most beneficial diet In ihe wcrld, that particular vegetable is finding lis way Into
tlio houses and on to Ihe tables of
j ricli rod poor peoplo alike.
Carrots, says Dr. Metchnlkoff. contain a peculiar sugary substance.
This element ht.s n tendency to kill
a certain gern whose deadly Influence
prevents Ul. most of us from achieving the lipo age of 100. Of course,
we have beeu told how carrots, possess tho properties which will give
us a fine complexion If we will only
»at them long enough and persistently enough.
The ministry of marine at Athens.
Greece, states that Lieutenant Bakop-
ulos, while carrying o.tt lut observations entailed by the naval duties ;."■
signed to him, happened to notice on
tho oca bottom to tho east of the Island of Lemuos, on the ree -. marked
on iho Uritish admiralty charts, un-
for IB years prior to four years ago. I der ihe name of Ihe Pharos Bank, at
I  either took a lunch  composed of|a deplh of from five to twenty-five
cold  sandwiches,    pickles,    etc..    to
school or hurried home and quickly
ate a hot dinner.
"The result wns thai I went io my
nfternoon work feeling heavy, dull of
Shall wa try to ball iIkmo i ))1..,|ll- an(* generally out of sorts. Fl-
ttp here, HU help comes, or go for
thom straight away. Which shall lt
be, discretion, or up and at 'un. I'm
gelling cross.
Up and at. 'em, replied Ihe Major
quickly.      So am 1.
Neil turned again to Rivington.
Very well, he i.tild sternly. Since
you will have it. you shall. Bnt you
had better have gone quietly, for go
you  must
nally I learned about Grape-Nuts foot!
and began lo use it for my noon-day
•From Iho first I experienced a
great change for tbe better. The
heavy, unpleasant feeling and sour
stomach caused by the former diet
disappeared. The drowsy languor
and illsi cllnallon to work soon gave
way to a brightness and vim In my
netors, somo ancient ruins which
wero perfeclly visible and prove tho
existence of ; town of about three
miles In circtiinfereuc.. O tiers hnve
been issued by tho mints.ry lo cany
out scientific researches on the spot.
lllvlngfon sneered.     T.ess talk, he j .0 me.
said.      Come on, Coombes. "My brain responds promptly lo the
All! I'll come, returned Ihe red- requirements put upon it. and what
haired mun; you take the big'tin and |s 0I more Importance, tho results
let mo hnve tbe littlo 'un. [have been lasting and mote satlsfact-
And in a pioment the four men ory. the longer I have used Grape-
wero lighting furiously. ■      JNuts as a food.
lt must have been a strange scene I My wife had been suffering from
for the hansnmo o.hman to view, j weak stomach accompanied by sick
perched up In his box In Hie ha>t; .icaflacl.es nearly all her life. She
darkness, but he was the on'; one I is invariably relieved of theso when
of the six men who had litne or In-jane sticks to Grape-Nuts, either eaten
ollnatton lo appreciate It properly, for j dry or with milk. Her stomach has
the wounded chauffeur, who had I gradually grown stronger and her
Struggled to rise at Ihe first sign of. headaches less frequent since she lie-
lighting, had sunk back again help- gan lo eat Grape-Nuts." There'll
less and  sick, and tho four combat-  a Reason."    Name given hy Canad-
Yes, said the man just back from
wear, when I went out to Montana I
did what nearly every otlier tender-
loot doos—bought one of thosj broad-
brimmed felt hats like tho ones stage
cowboys wear, and put it ou at the
lirst opportunity.
Mine wasn't the only one In town,
but I felt conspicuous Just the same.
t'ternoon work, a feeling entirely now I somehow or other 1 hadn't acquired
Ihe knack of wearing it. One windy
dav—and, believe me, it can blow-
some In B without halt tryins—I
ants were busily engaged in a struggle
which bad rapldl/ become one of life
and denlb.
Neil, strong and quick as he was.
had met his match this time, for
Coombes' weapon, the big car wrench.
gave him a terrible odvont.ffe, nnd | human Inter*...
Inn Postum Co., Windsor, Ont. Read
the booklet, 'The Road to Wsllvljle,"
In pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
They are  genuine,  true, and full  cf
walked down tho main street of the
town holding onto my hat with one
bond nnd mv coat with the other. As
1 turned a corner tho wind seemed to
stop blowing, and 1 let go of the hat,
when a sudden gust came, took It off
my head and sent lt rolling like a
frightened hoop down the street.
I slatted to give chase, when another hatless man—he was a sure-enough
westerner, loo—took me by the arm
and said:
Don't chase It, pnrdner; there'll be
another one along   i a minute.
. hlle I was in England I met one
nobleman who actually believed In the
abolition of the House ot Lords.
Blotter—Did you,  really?
Trotter—Yes. He said It was such
a nuisance to go there.
Baby's Own Tablet: are n safe
medicine Tor littlo ones, hi fnet they
aro guarantee I by n government analyst lo be absolutely free from opiates or any of tho i"rugs t) hnrmtul
to the lives of little ones.' The Tab
lets never do harm—always good and
may bo given to thc new-born babe
or growing child with equnl safety.
They never fail lo cure constipation,
Iridig-Sttoi), colic, break up colds nnd
fevers and make teething easy. The
Tablets ore sold by medicine dealers
or by mail nt 2a cents a box from The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
A Startling Request
I sny, remarked the   man   In   the
chair, I wish you'd try to cu. me just
a little.
What? cried the barber,   le that
a Joke?
Not a bit of It.     You see my best
piil gavo mc a mzor on my birthday,
nnd it would please her   If   1   could
make her think I've been trying to
shave myself.
5100 Reward, $100.
The leaders or till, nspei will ho plmMii lo team
Hint llirre IK nt least ono drcAdcd ell**™*.' Ilmt Klence
li,n been .bio to care lu nit it« ntafmc nod tlmt is
Catnrrti, llnirn Ciilanb line In tlio only positive
cure now known io too ino-icni fraternity. I'nlnrr.
bring n miiMiiiiuonnl rtlMcnnn, roqnln-s c. con-ntu-
tlonal treatment, ll.i.t. riitnnh euro In taken In-
tcmnll*-, nit'flR directly upon tbe blood nml miKOU!
mrtoccfl ol tbn bjMi'i-, thereby drmoylnu tlie
Foundation or tne dta-anr. e ill alvloB tbo poiioot
treotitb by bullilln- up tlio constitution and nnetnt-
!n„ nntiiro In doing us work Ihe proprietor*! have
so nin.li fnltli to lu. curntlvo powere that tiny oner
One llinulicd Dollars tor ... v iiiui that It lull:; to
eilre.   send tor lli.l or teallRIOhtabl
Adiircsa I'. J. OHtCNEY a CO -loledo. o.
B0..1 by all llrugalKts. I:,e.
__>kv llall'e lamily nils tor -onntlnutloa.
Judge—Now, my boy, yon are en
your oath. Do you understand what
that means?
Witness— Why—er—I—don't jester—reckon—
Judge—Do yon know what you're
expected to tell? '
Witness—Oh, yes, the lawyer that
brought; me here wrote it ail down so
as 1 could study lt.
A Helpful Suggestion
The Stage Manager—I say, Heavy
The   Lady   Macbeth—Well?
The Stage    Manager— When    you
speak the line: Out, damned spot! in
the sleep-walking scene try lo imagine
you're cleaning a silk shirtwaist and
not putting the dog outdoors.
Crossing Atlantic In 36 Hours .
Mr. Grnhnme-Whlte, the well-known
aviator, has announced his Intention ot
Hying across tho Atlantic lu thirty
hours, tind he hopes to undertake litu
trip in June or July. He Is building
a machine with this object, but little
has leaked out so far In regard to lis
plan of construction. It is known.
however, that It will carry four engines, arranged In independent pairs,
each rated at 250 horsepower.
His object is to produce on aeroplane with power to make a tremendous llfo without reducing Its speed,
lt is understood that his machine will
bo a biplane, owing to the superior
weight-carrying properties of this particular type of machine.
Roughly speaking, the distance between tho coast of England and that
of America Is some 3.000 miles, so that
In order to accomplish his Journey
within the slated time, he will have to
travel continuously nt the rate of 100
miles au hour.
Corns cripple the feet and mako
walking a torture, yet sure r dief iu
Ihe shape of Holloway's Corn Cure Is
within reach ot all.
Extraordinary Longevity
The inundation ot 1701, which swept
away n great part ot tho old Tyne
Bridge, Newcastle, was long remembered antl alluded to with emphasis as
'the Hood.' On one occasion Mr.
Adam Thompson was put Into tho witness box at the assizes. Tha counsel, asking his name, received for answer:
Adam, sir—A_k.ni Thompson.
Where ll i you live?
At Paradise, sir. Paradise i< a village about a mile and a half west of
And how long havo you -dwelt In
Paradise? continue,, the barrister.
liiver since the flood, was Ihe reply,
made in nil simplicity and with no Intention to raise r. laugh.
Liniment     Lumberman's
Absolutely Rly.it
Hampton—What la   your   Ideal
Riley—Have   the   garden    seed   I
planted look liko the pictures on tho
seed packets.
Madame, began the visitor at Ihe
rear door, I am a man with a hlslory.
Sorry, hut we dou't allow any book
agents around here.
And she closed the door.
Price  and Quality    Equally    Attractive
The Decadence of Art
lie thought he was a connoisseur,
and he was lamenting the decadence
of art.
Look, he said, at the great Italian
school of pal tors. Look even nt tho
old Greeks! Why Zeuxls painted
grapes so naturally that birds came to
peck at them.
He did, did he? said n hearer. That
Is nothing. '' I have got a friend who
paints a dog sei natural thnt he has to
paint n muzzle on him to keep him
from biting.
to    tho
Tipped rtf
Madeline—Don't come    up
house to-night, Harold.
Harold—Why  not. dear?
Madeline—Pa   ha.l    a     p'tincture.
cracked cylinder, and a bent steering
wheel to-day, and   I'm   afraid   he'll
wreak his vengeance on you.
About a year ago four students tf
Hoslon university starled out with a
tuning fork to sing their way round
the world. They have reach* '. London hy way of San Francisco, Honolulu, Japan. China., Manchuria and
India, and are appearing there under
the tille of the University Qunrtct, or
the Four Singing Evangelists. Each
can preach a sermon, lead n young
men's Sunday school class nr blend
his voice with the others in the four-
part setting of u hymn. Sometimes
Ihey make a complete ehar.i.) of program, and give e. secular entertainment, w..h !i..',.v..*.us songs, southern
coon songs and pin: i solos.
At the Altar Rails
lt Ic given to _ew ministers to meet
wilh Ihe experience which befell one
suburban reverend gentleman a short
time ago. He was engaged to marry
a couple who wera what is described
us middle-aged, and when that part ot
the ceremony where the contracting
parties have to Join hands arrived
there was a hitch. The pastor repealed the order lo Join hands, and
still It waa not obeyed. In a louder
tone of voice tho Instruction was
again given, without the desired result.
Mister, snid the bridegroom, In a
tone heard -ver a considerable part of
the sacred edlfic.-, we can't do lhat,
ns we've lost our hands, and '.r.ve only
Then Jol.t hooks, directed Iho officiating clergyman. There was a metallic click as tho Iwo Iron hooks were
united, nml the service proceeded.
fc. '"!
Armaments and Health
In discussing the problem of dealing
with the pollution of rivers und
streams at Ottawa last week one cf
the members slated lhat Canada
spends about $10,000,000 a year In
military equipment and not a cent to
fight typhoid fever, which kills thousands of our people every year. Tli
Government wns urged to provide
chair- of nur.ltr.rv t ngincerlng In tho
universities of Canada. It was asserted that the enforcement of systematic sanitary regulations would reduce tho mortality from typhoid three
hundred per cent.
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¥_____'4 T aaIt "CTTOMAN'S delicate system requires
JLPUn l J-UU _»■_?_, TT   more than ordinary care and at.
ffel~l n_-_*_»>_e__ tcntion-more care and attention than
Vill JB»_5fl._»I/85 it is given by the average woman.
VaII_• T1._!._* Neglect it and ilia soon creep In, and
JL VIU M. t&liXr the look of old age, sometimes quickly,
■1—UM All IlinWl    sometimes gradually follows.
That backache, eo common nmong women, brings wilh It the sunken cheat, tha
headache, tired muscles, crow's-feet, and soon the youthful body ia no mora youthful in appearance—and all because of lack o- attention.
Thero is no reason why yon -hould bo eo unfortunate, when yoa have at yonr
disposal a remedy such on Dr. Pieroe'e Favorlta Preaorlption—recommended
for over 40 years as a remedy for ailments peculiar to women. Wa bays thou-
oande upon thousandn of testimonials on file -tha mm^—^^^^^^^^^mm^mmMmmmmm.
accumulation of 40 yeara-tentitylntr to IU effect- " "'m'™"^™^^^^^^^™
ivencss. Neither narcotics not olcohol nre to be
found in this famous proscription. Hcenlates
lrrt.ult_rl.lei. Co/recta displacements. Overcome!
painful periods.   Touen up nerves.   Drinaa about
Eertect   health.   Sold by dealace in medicine.,
I liquid or tablet fon*-
Dr. Pierre'. Meillcal Adulter, neiollt ro.
Sited up-to-date edition, answer. I.o.t.
ofetoticatc auctions about which event
Koman,.inoU or married ouuht toknoto.
Dr. Pierce's
Hero and
Bow _ Novelist Made Him*
self Independent
By   f.   A.   MITCHEL
Tbe popular Idea of a novelist Is one
»ho sits down to write at 10 o'clock
t» the morning nnd wltb half an bour
tee lunch finish... bla work at 3. He
_wn takes a nap, walks or drives,
Une* at 7, goes to tbe opera In the
•renlng and to bed nt midnight. This
tmtlne ot work is when the spirit
Bores hlni to mile. If tbe spirit decs
•ot move bim he saunters In tbe park,
trope Iuto his club for lunch and culls
•B tbe ladies in tlie afternoon.
There may be novelists In foreign
•ranilies wbo fill this description, but
■ot In America. The American Is usually a magazine or newspaper man.
Edwin Teall, an American novelist
•f repute, was silting at bis desk
leading n letter be bad Just received
Wben Ills friend Marston, who bad
plenty of money and nothing to do,
-Topped In ou hlni for n few moments*
•binning. Teall wearily tossed the letter over to Marston and went on blue
penciling manuscripts. It was from a
Woman, evidently a girl, asking for In-
formation as to where he found the
Mme of one of ills heroines, Elsie
Hammond. In his recently published
Bovel. "My Hero," that being the
•.titer's own mime. She also spoke ad-(
Blrlngly of Ibe hero of the novel and
Complimented the author upon bis
•brilliant genius."
"1 suppose," Marston remarked, "she
thinks there Is but one Elsie Ilum-
■H.inl lu tho world."
"(Julio likely," replied Tenll obscnt-
t>.    He  was  cutting out some  "flue
Writing" from a manuscript before
I. Ml.
"1 would very much like." resumed
tbe oilier, "to pose for nwbilu as a
genius. Suppose you give tue this letter to answer."
"Vou are quite welcome to It If yon
fon't bring uny complications upon
"Very good," Marston replied, putting the Idler 111 his pocket. ".Now tell
be where you got ibe name."
"Out of ibe telephone register. That
la where I get ull my names for my
Chnrn olors."
"Il'm:" grunted Marston. "Therelsn't
•o much romance nt the bottom of
these publications ns would appear. I
presume tbls Elsie Hammond thinks
that you sat In n bower of roses thinking out n name for your heroine or
tad some real person lu miud wbom
you adored."
"Oh, get out o' here! Don't you tee
I'm loaded down with work?"
"Just so. And the world I lint reads
your novels thinks you do nothing but
dream. I'll go If you'll promise to
dine wilh mo at my club next Saturday night. If you don't promise I'll
Way here all day."
"All right; I'll promise anything to
(et rid of you."
"Ta t«."
"Bo long. Don't mil me up with tbat
Marston went to his club, sat down
at a writing table wltb stationery
racked up on It and wrote a noto to
Miss Hammond. Hi- told her that he
feud been charmed wllb ber encomiums
anon his novel and Hint Elsie Hammond was a real person. He had onco
■een her wnlklng In a flower garden,
•nd, though he hnd learned her name,
Be had never since seen her. But be
had never forgotten that sweet face
looking np from among the roses.
"That will do very well for a starter,1*
lie sold to himself.
After reading the letter over and
.Baking the necessary corrections he
icntcd nnd stampot It and dropped lt
in the club letter box.
In due time a reply came from Miss
Hammond, ln wblcb ihe said she bad
felt very much complimented nt hav*
•Bg received so kindly a reply to ber
bote.    Rhe bid supposed the author
OtM eiciuifTety among Mi rtanctert
and bad ao time tor any ono clw. Tha
only occasion ab* remembered being,
aa bo bad described. In a flower far-
den waa lut lommer, when she waa
Tlsltlng ber uncle, Itr. Jobn Dole, al
Rosedale. While there iho used to go
out among tbe flowers every morning.
Thia waa quite enough for Marston.
He wrote again to Miss Hammond tbat
be had often been ln Rosedale and It
waa quite likely tbat lt was she wbom
be had seen among the flowers. If sbo
would send bim. ber photograph bo
could tell at onco whether or no sho
was ths heroine of "My Hero." He
would Immediately return the photograph If desired. He also made an Important additional Incidental statement
that be had drawn the character of
Ernest Merlwcathor, tbe bero of the
story, from bis friend Ur. Joseph Marston.
The photograph came by return mall.
"Pretty enough to kiss," said Marston.
"1 would like to keep It, but since she
snys nothing about tbat I suppose I'll
have to send ll back. Well, what's the
next move'/"
The ncit move contalaed more villainous deceit and frightful lying than
all thnt had gone before. Marston
wrote Miss llnuimoud that he had a
confession to make. Certain Incidents
that ho bad developed Into tbe story of
"My Hero" had been told him by bis
friend Mr. Marston, tbe bero of
the story. It was Mr. Marston who
had seen ber In tbe garden. He bad
shown the gentleman ber photograph,
and he bud expressed a desire to meet
"That's suflicient," mused the plotter.
"It wouldn't do for me lo sny for Ned
that be would like to make a real romance out of It all. That would be
'carrying coals to Newcastle,' for It
will be Hie first Idea tbat will pop Inlo
Ids head." So he sent the letter, cunningly leaving out the most Important
part of It Of course a reply came,
stating that Miss Hammond would be
happy to meet Mr. Marston nt ber
home, tlie address being given, at any
timo he might find It convenient to call.
That was all there wns In this letter.
Marston replied under his own name,
but In n different handwriting, saying
that, having been honored by Miss
Hammond's permission to call, be
would do so on a curtain date. Ile had,
however, promised bis friend Mr. Teull
tlmt ho would not Involve bim In any
wny anil begged that Miss Hammond
would, for the present lit least, consider the circumstances that bad led to
their meeting confidential.
"Well, now, 1 like tbls," remarked
Marston.   "Here I nm, tho hero of a
novel, about to meet the heroine.   We
have gone through 400 pages of alternate misery and bliss; have been married on tho last page, nnd It Is about"—
Suddenly (lie fact thrust Itself upon
hltn  Hint  thore  would come a  time
when all bis knnv ry must be admitted,   no shudder L   For awhile he
thought, then said:
i    "There's but one way out of It.   I
i must make Hie girl love me so well
j that she won't stop to consider tbat Instead of a hero I'm a villain."
At the appointed time Marston called
on Miss Hammond. She was becomingly dressed, and the lights were turned low that he* visitor might not see
her blushes, for had not a love affair
between ber nnd him nil been written
out nnd printed ln n book? Marston
was charmed wltb ber appearance, and,
he being n handsome chap, sbe wns delighted wltb him. He blushed as well
ns she, but from a different cause.
Nevertheless bo felt obliged to keep up
the part be was playing for a time at
""Really, I little thought when 1 saw
you among tbe rosea and told my
friend nbout you Hint he wus going to
make a novel out of It."
"But there's no Buch scene In the
book," she exclaimed.
"Isn't there? Now I remember tbere
Isn't Ned told me be started the
story that way, but afterward fouud
another beginning tbat worked ln better with his plan."
"I'm told," remarked the girl, "that
there never has been a case wherein
two characters in a story drawn from
real persons have mated."
"Aro jou sure of thut?" snid Mar
ston, with a disappointed look,
"lt hus never happened."
She said this In a way that gave
Marston encouragement to believe that
It would happen In this Instance,
As the affair proceeded the perpetrator of all tbls knavery became more
and more conscious of It aud cotiso-
qiieutly much troubled. Ouo day be
weut to Teall and, telling hlin what h-j
had done, asked hlin for heaven's sak_|
to suggest a wny out of tho matter.
Teall dropped his editorial work and
listened attentively. Then, Instead ot
replying, n thoughtful expression settled on bis face. '
"Whnt are you dreaming about?"
asked Marston Impatiently.
Tenll did not nppenr to hear him,
and Marston was obliged to poko bim
to get bis attention.
"Oh, .vest What a • deuced due
scheme that will make for a new
slor-yl" i
"New story be hanged!" replied Marston. "You'll put mo Into no new
story without getting me out of the oid
"r-enve It to mc," replied Tenll, grasping his friend's hand. "These girls
are all dying to get Into a story Instead
'of getting out of one. I'll go to see
her and develop a new scheme ln
which you two are to be tbe bero and
heroine. I'll say that tbls complication
yon bnve brought about Is to form ths
body of tbe romance and take all tbo
blame on myself.''
And he did. The next novel by
Edwin Tenll gars hltn a reputation
that enabled him to leave the editorial
treadmill, retire to a place ln the con*
try end devote himself solely to Uf
own literary work.
Many Boasted Inventions Known For
Thousands ef Years. I
Tho Idea of growing plants by eleo-|
trlcity, which has srousei so much
Interest of late, has been referred to
as the "last cry" in gardening and
floriculture, but, as a matter ol fact,
the Idea is nearly a couple ol een-.
turies old. As long ago as 1747 electricity, as sn sld to plant cultivation, was advocated by a writer in
the old "Genthman'a Magazine," who
mentioned the astounding results he
had achieved Irom electrifying a myrtle seventeen times.
This is but one ol the many interesting eases ol the antiquity of
modern inventions, related by Mr.|
H. E. Dudeney in the April number,
ol The 6trand Magazine. It Is oston-l
lshing, but nevertheless true, that,
more than 2,000 years ago Egyptian
priests were using a penny*ln*the*slot
machine, the meehonism ol which,
was practically identical with that oil
the machines'to be found on every
railway station to-day. The ancient
machine, the inventor ol which was
Hero, was used lor supplying sacred
water at the doors ol the temples. A
coin was dropped Irom tlie top, te.l|
on one end ol a balanced horizontal
lever, which, being depressed, opened,
a valve suspended from a chain ou|
the other end. and the water thus be-j
gan to Bow. Vv'^en the lever had been;
depressed to a certain angle the coin
fell off. and the lever, being weight-!
ed, returns, to its scat, and thus cut
off the supply.
; The taximeter was in use about a
hundred yeats ago, and was sold in
various qualities in Leadenhall street,
London, at Irom 25s. to Ci 8s., while
not only the modern telegraph but,
also wireless telegraphy was foreseen.
as long ago as 1C13, when Henry Van]
Etten suggested, in a litt le bonk called
"Ma.hemalicall Recreations," that a
person in London might communicate
with one In Fragile, Germany, by tho
help ol "Magnes" '(presumably magnetism). Van Etten suggested that if
each ot tlie persons had a needle with
Magnes, and secret notes or alphabets, they would he able to move the
needle and indicate letters, and thus
convey messages.
In 1644 the possibilities ol the submarine were first propounded, while]
from the very earliest, times menj
have eon-eived the idea ol flying with
wings like birds "There is no rea-j
6on whatever to d.ubt the fact that!
Arcnylas ol Tarentum, about 391'
roars before tlie Christian era, eon*1
slrueted an automaton pigeon that'
would  fly."
Turning to other latter-day inventions, ns they are generally regarded
it might he mentioned that switch
back railways were constructed over
a hundred years ago, and looping llie
loop was a sensation in Paris in I3TI,1
while most people will learn with:
surprise that roller-skating, which
came up as a new invention about!
forty yenrs ago, was leing Indulged!
in by our forefathers as lar back as'
Royal Acadeny Roast. I.
The London critics in dealing with!
the Royal Academy seem to suffer!
from the same evils which ihey tlnd'
in the Academy's exhibition itself.;
Tlie  London  Times  observes; '
"It is hard Ior a critic to recognizal
merit in the mass of mediocrity, and
promising painters are probably
aware of Ihe fact. They know that
even i( their work is hung it may
very likely be overlooked hy both critics and the publie, and therefore tliey
tend more and more to rhow it elsewhere."
The Daily Telegraph says;
"One must inevitably rpproach the
serious examination with a fecltii-ri
closely akin to dismay. And this will
not necessarily he tho fault of the,
works exhibited, but a consequence of
the pictorial noise and confusion, of;
the close packing, of the screaming,
of one work against another in that;
struggle for domination which not!
always results in the survival of tlia'
fittest. Of pure aesthetic enjoyment
there could in any case be no ques-'
While The Daily Mail deelnres:     ,
"The Royal Academy ot 1913 be-l
longs to the last, and not to the prea-l
ent century. The reactionary aend-l
emic mind has triumphed, the walls'
of Burlington House have been padded anew to exclude llie faint echo|
ol joyous life which had begun to,
enter from the outside world."
Motor-Boat as Coffin.
A motor-bont wns used ns a coffin
st the funeral at East Cowes of Miss]
. Ethel Kate Saunders, the only dough-
' ter ot Samuel E. Saunders, a well
known motor-boat builder, says ait
English paper. Miss Saunders, wdio
was only thirty-three, assisted her
father in the scc.-tariul part ol the
business. _
The body hnd been placed In »
leaden shell, ond then was deposited
in a spccialiy*construcled hull ol a
motor-boat, with bow and stern round-,
ed off. The boat was made ol two
skins ot plain mahogany sewn together. I
I The motor-boat containing the remains was buried in a brick grave
lined with primroses and evergreen..
j A  Political  Bull.
Among  purely  political   "bulls"  ll
; would be difficult to beat that attri-
! buted   to   Mr. Thwaites,  one  ot  the
I candidates for Blackburn during the
general  election ol  1380.   ln one ol
his speeches he said, "Unlorlunntely
, the Government is on the wrong side
1 of the book.   But, however, we have
' a prudent Chancellor ot th.* Exchequer, and he has don. his belt.   He
has done whnt 1 would like you all
lo do, nomely, when you lav au egg,
put it away tor a rainy day."
! Flower Show at Race Course. ,
I Permission has been granted to the
Esher (Eng.) Horticultural Society to
held their annual flower show at San-
down Park race course m Wednesday, July 2. The exhibits are to be
staged in pavilions and luncheon
rooms at the rear of the grand stands,
overlooking the course, while the pad-
^dock li to be uti__e_.loy __n_ing.
Lord Joicey, World's Largest Coal
Owner, Began on  Errands.
A remarkable man in many respects
Is Lord Joicey. the millionaire coal-
owner, who was recently presented
with a portrait ol himself at the Newcastle (Eng.) Chamber ol Commerce,
to celebrate his fifty years' commercial career. Lord Joicey ia the largest coalowner in the world. There
are many people in Newcastle who
remember the days when he started
111? on the quay in hia uncle's office,
putting up the shutters and going Ior
letters. Lord Joicey _ father ia said
to have li en a worker in the pita in
his young days.
It waa not long, however, before
the future peer's striking energy and
business eupacity led to success and
fair fortune, end he was making
money rnpidly when hia uncle's dentil
placed him in possession of enormous
wealth. Some idea cf the extent of
Lord Joicey'a resources may be gathered when it ia mentioned that some
time ago his firm took the lease of
Lord Durham's pita for $.fi,600.000, the
capital expenditure being paid out of
the profits within two year.-.
A further illustration of Lord
Joieey'a vast interests is contained
in a remark which lie made in a
speech on Hie occasion oil the store*
mentioned presentation. "Business
life," he snid, "is a good life. Ami
to preside over a concern which
Epends $7,500,000 a year in wages and
supports thousands of (amities is a
thing to be proud of."
Outside hia business. Lord Joicey
has many interests. He is fond of
outdoor lite, SLd golfs, shoots, cycles
and on oceosion plays lawn tennis.
He is keen.ly interested in agriculture, and on his Montgomeryshire
estate haa instituted an agricultural
show ior the tenants ot hia larms.
It ia on account ol his jovial manner
and merry lough that Lord Joicey ia
known among his lrienda as "Old
King Coal."
Dying Like Soldiers.
The most unique troop of Boy
Scouts in the world is found in a
hospital for incurables near London,
Eng. This troop consists of three
patrols — owla, lions, tigers — whose
members are unable to stir Irom their
cots.   They are disabled h; sickness.
Some of them nre slowly and painfully dying; but they are dying like
soldiers. There is where the Scout
law makes men ol them and fortifies
their courage. Onee a week a scoutmaster comes lo tlie "camp," and instructs the lads in seoulera... Only
such portions ns cun be used by boys
who nre bed-ridden can be taught.
A visitor to the "camp," which ia a
balcony on which the boya' cots are
arranged, is likely to see n wan-faced
little chap, with a yellow and red
scart around hia neck, pull hia hands
painfully Irom beneath the covera nnd
feebly wave bis arms in tho air. Ho
is signalling to another Scout across
the "camp." "No; you nre wrong."
snvs tlie other Scout. "It is Ihia way."
and he will try to make Hie signal
corrertly as the scoutmaster haa instructed them.
One boy whose condition 1. so bad
that Hie otlier Scouts deter to him
gallantly, has been allowed ss a special honor to have his cot placed beneath the picture of Gen. Baden-Powell, who founded the order. Many cf
the lads are so infirm that Ihey cannot put on the regulation Scout jer-
seya and their only uniform is a scarl
about the neck or insignia sewed to
their night shirt sleeves.
Tlie 17th Hampstead, as the patrol
is known, ia a notable troop of Scouts.
It haa the most pathetic mission of
any troop in tli"" world.
Insured Against Suffragists.
While much haa been said ot damage to property attributed to suftro-
geites, an enterprising insurance company has seized the occasion lo issue
a new householder's comprehensive^
policy covering among many risk
that ot injury done by suffragettes.
Tlie policy also covers Uie risk ol
riots, strikes and civil commotions)
an 1 ol thunderbolt nnd subterranean!
fire, the last named being a distinctly
unusual ri '; to be specie*-,!! in an in-1
surnnce policy. I
The risks which are covered by the
policy are specified as follows:
"Any los- cr damnge he or she mny
sustain in respect ol the whole contents or nny part thereot ot the private dwelling house, including out-
houses and stables (hut excluding
| live stock other than horses nnd
niolor-oitr-1, etc., if any; also property belonging to the assured's ser-!
vanls and permanent members ol his
or hor household nr visitors, Including cash and hank notes up to £'.'5,
by lire, lightning, thunderbolt, subterranean tlie, explosion, bursting ol
pipes or hot-water heating apparatus
(but only to pny the excess ol £3 tor
each nnd every accident), earthquake,
burglary, theft, house-breaking or
larceny, insurrection, riots, strikes,
civil commotions or suffragists or by
aeroplanes, airships or oilier aerial
cratt, or nnv one or moro ol Ihe aforesaid perils.
A Clean   City.
I    The  city   ol   Glasgow,   which   no"
I has a population  of more than one
! million, ia   undoubtedly,   all  tilings
1 consider.*!, one of the best cleansed
, cities in any country.    U has an cx-
' ccllent up-to-date sewage system nnd
un  abundant supply  ol  pure  water,
nnd  ita municipal  government is ol
high otdcr, reflecting great credit on
the efficiency ond ability ol the ofli-
ciala   In   charge   ol   the   varioua   de-
To His  Lost Youth.
In the grounds ol Skeety Hall, neol
Swansea, England, the residence of
! the late Mr. Glyn Vivian, ia o large,
1 grass-entwined gravestone which is
i probably unique.    It was erected by
Mr. Vivian himself to the memory
j ot hia lost youth, ond on It ore in-
scribed some' pathetic lamentotions iu
elegai.t verse.
I Big Eyes, Big Brain.
1 Vrofesoor Lauglcr, a Preach ede-*
Ust. hss discovered that the size of Hi*
brain In animals Is In exact proportion to tbe size of tbe eyes. The blf*
ger the eyes tbe bigger the bruins!
Of course this only applies to each
claaa of animal. A tiger may have
bigger eyes than a man for Instance,
but It doesn't follow that it hus a bigger brain. But tlie tiger with big
eyes Is more cunning and brainy than
a tiger wltb small eyes. Professor
Langler made this remarkable discovery when studying the habits of Ilia
fish known as the dornde or glltliead.
There are two kinds of dorade, one
pink and tho other gray. The gray
fish bas a much smaller eye than Ihe
pink one. The scientist cut open a
large number of these fish In his experiments nnd wns struck by the fact
that tho large eyed fish always hart
tbe largest brain. lie promptly followed up this discovery by testing
other animals. He found, for example,
thnt the lit tlu tree frog hnd u much
larger eye Hina the larger marsh frog
and had nlso a larger brain He asserts tbat the same rule applies oiuong
higher auimals.
Sensible   Hat   and
Frock   For   Child.
Joaquin Miller In London.
Joaquin Miller Is especially felicitous
In his description of mountains nnd
sea. His phrasing Is strong and.
though sometime* strained, vivid uud
true; .
Afar ttie brlRtit S'errns He
A swaying line of snowy white.
A frlnse of heaven bung In sight
Against tlie blue base of llie sky.
And this Is aptly descriptive of the
ocean foaming on tbe shore: i
The ocean's thin and hoary hair
Is trailed along the silvered sands. !
After the lnte Lord Houghton climbed the nltic stairs to Joaquin's room
and found bim sleeping under a buffalo robe the crude young westerner
became a familiar figure In 1-ondou
social circles. He did not abandon Ills
frontier costume, but Invaded London
drawing rooms with trousers tucked
Into his boots nnd his tawny balr and
beard flowing uncut over a scarlet
shirt. Ho afterward settled In Washington as a Journalist and In 1EST removed to California.—Westuiluster Gazette.
Slander In Pantomime.
An amusing feud of two families In
tbe County Mayo, tho Sweeneys ond
the Cnseys, was before thc jusllecs at
Kllllmogh on summonses, Mr. Mc-GIn*
ley, district Inspector of constabulary,
elucidating Its Incidents.
One of tbe Cnseys having been ordered to wear spectacles. Sweeney, for
ridicule, paraded before their house In
a pair of tin goggles. Two Cnseys next
appeared. One dropped a purse, which
tbe other seized and ran away wilh.
This, said the Inspector, wus to Indicate that a Sweeney had been sent to
a reformatory for purse stealing.
Two Sweeneys retaliated In the
street by one of tbem, wilh dramatic
flourish, alining a wooden gun at tha
other. This meant, said (he Inspector,
that a Casey, a water bailiff, had been
Indicted for shouting at a iuuu.-Lun-
don Malt
The Value of Accuracy.
We strive so much to know everything that we lose sight of the fact
that accuracy is more Important than
knowledge since knowledge lhat Is
misty and fragile Is a poor guide. But
lt Is uot only Hint whnt we kaovv
should be true ns that the fact that
accuracy Is one of the most lmportaut
elements of character. Vague Ideas
tend to make a weak character slueo
character la ouly nnolber name fur
truth. So that In tbe education of
every man and child accuracy should
he made a vital part. One of the tests
for entrance to the Naval academy Is, I
or was, au addition of a column of (lg-
uros to ascertain the quantity of enro- '
lessness, if any, Ihe applicant has In
Ills character. It should be mode an
lmportaut Item In our education to re*
quire accuracy.—Ohio State Journal.     ;
The play frock Illustrated here Is t
substantial affair of plaid gingham
with buttons down Hie front under a
wide leather belt. The tleep collnr and
shield of embroidery simulate a hoy's
sailor collar. The hat witli Its neat
band nud bow shades tbo face very
Hals of all descriptions, from ths
simple sailor to the fancy straws trimmed wltb flowers and feathers, are
being shown for little folks. The must
desirable arc the tailored hats, like the
one shown here, trimmed with a small
how of elioui of ribbon. r"or very
young children nniny of Hie hats *ir«
faced In lace, chiffon or soft silk,
whlcb Is considered very becoming.
Oil the Machine.
Sewing machines should be treated
with great care If you would have
Ihem lust a lung while and do perfect
work. After every two days of steady
work oil tlie intiehlnery thoroughly,
hut bo careful lo wipe uway all superfluous oil. Iti)ii Ihe inacliluu rnpidly
hut steadily without any thread for
Ave minutes after oiling. This wilt
cause the oil to scatter, and the super*
fluous drops enn be wiped away, and
none will be left to stalu tbe materia!
you are working wltb.
Dolly Vardcn Dress.
The new flowered crape gives s
quaint suggestion of olher days whlcb
accords well with Helms, reticules and
picture hats wllb long streamers, as
fashion requires. This Dolly Vnrdes
gown of flowered crape Is draped over
flounces of shadow hire.
Sleeves In the collon frocks ere seldom full length,   In many of tbe mult
Where Sherlock Holmes Lived.
Tbe cattle show wus regularly held
ln Baker street for many years before
Its removal to the Agricultural hall.
Baker street takes Its name from Sir
Edward Baker, a friend of the Mr.
I'urtmau who gave his name to Port-
man square and to wbom tbe land belonged. The street has bad Its share
of famous Inbnbltnuts. Bulwer I.yttou
was born and Mrs. SIddons died there.
I'ltt lived at Its north end, aud Henry
Oration, the orator, died there In 18-U
Aud bnve yo„ noticed how very small
e street Boker street 1st - London
j    "I wonder," snid Mrs. Giddy, "why
those  Inquisitive   people  across   the
' street are always looking iuto our win-
! (lows?"
I   "Maybe," suggested her sharp tongui.
husband, "It's to Itrtl out why you nre
always looking Into theirs."—St Louis
Ktepe His Word.
"Tes, sir," said Jenkins; "Smlthers Is
a man who keeps bis wurd; but, Iben,
he has to."
"How Is Hint?" nsked Johnson.
"Because uo one will tuke It-"
An Old Firm.
"Who painted Subbtlbs' house?"
"He told me the name of the enn*
rem.    I think he sold It wns done by
Kits _. Starts."—Boston Transcript
rbowinsD chaps gown.
dressy ones they stop Just sbove the
elbow. Necks ore almost universale;
open, a summer fashion which deserves to be perpetuated. Some of the
lung sleeves bnve fullness, wblcb- k.
brought Into a cuff, but tbls fulluest
does not form a deep pouch. OtheC
sleeves have rather a wide mouUt,
something like a child's short sleeve.
Look  Ahead.
Msny s mon  tails to forg.
because he lis. ths lai'ting ba
,. sheod
Sure Enough.
I    Sllllciis-Wlint  do you  consider th#
.first   requisite   of   a   good   litintiotidf
I C'vnleiis-A   good   wife.--Philadelphia
The hero Is commonly Ihe simplest
i and utu.iur-.Kt of iii«-d —'I'liorean.
Up (o Dots Clothes.
A moderately priced or even chesf
material fashioned cleverly ln tbo 1st
est style Is Infinitely preferable. tC
something expensive with n passe as:
about it. Indeed, It lakes nn artist
at the trade to live up to tho require,
ments of the fabulously high prttfC
, asterisk la rogue. - '"' inJt lSl_A.NDl.lt, CUM-JP-Kl-JMIW
We have a few hundred pairs of Ladies'
Men's and Childen's Shoes laid out on
tables for quick sale. These include
" Slater" and most of the well ■ known
makers whose shoes are guaranteed to give
satisfaction. You will find the price are
very low considering the quality of the
shos .    Do not miss this opportunity.
Ask our prices, you will want ona
Spring Mattresses in all the wanted styles.
Solid Comfort Mattresses at the very best
prices.   Beds in Single or Double and
keenest quotations given.
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
That we have Everything for the Builder and Everything of
tlie Best, is no idle one. The fact of our rapidly increasing
business proves that we possess that most valuable of business
The Satisfied Customer
We have just received a scow load of bricks and a full cargo
of builders' materials and so can supply your want* at the
shortest notice.     If vou are going* to build drop us a card and
our representative will call and quote your prices.
We have on hand at all times Door Frames and Window Frames,
also Kiln-Dried Lumber, Mouldings, Sash and Doors, Lath, Plaster
Lime, Cement, Faints and Oils, Plumbing Supplies, Builders' Hardware, Building Paper, Roofing etc.
Builders Supply Co. Ltd.
_,„,,„      COURTENAY, B. C.    „,.«__.
"Not Better than the Best-but Better than the Rest."
J, D. Winningham has resign
ed his position as electrician for
the Cumberland Electric Light
Co. and has left for Victoria.
Scab money may come in handy by and by. One can never
tell what tomorrow may bring
W. L. Coulson, General Man'
ager for the Canadian Collieries,
left by auto on Saturday for
Mrs. (Dr.) J. A. Gillespie,
with her son and daughter, arrived by Saturday's train and is
now camping at the beach.
M. J. Murry returned from his
trip to Stellarton, Nova Scotia,
on Tuesday and resumed his duties as a provincial constable on
Wednesday morning.
The local ConservativeAssocia-
tfon will hold their regular meeting ln the conservative Hall on
Tuesday evening. All members
are requested to attend.
T. D. McLean, our leading
jeweller, is kept busy coping with
increasing business. The new
store atcourtenay is well started
and he will devote most of his
time to his Cumberland store.
D. Stephenson, Chief Constable
for the County of Nanaimo, arrived by Tuesday's Cowichan and
is now prosecuting those that attempted to obstruct the provin
cial police on the evening of the
19th of July.
or 7 rooms, unfurnished, bath
preferred.   Apply Box 430.
Provincial Constable A. T,
S-ephenson arrested A. H. Hubbard at the Cumberland Hotel on
Thursday evening. He is wanted
in Victoria on a charge of false
pretences. The accused was
taken to Victoria on Friday morning.
C. C. and C. Auto Stage between Cumberland, Courtenay
and Comox is a means of transportation for which the citizens
of the three places have been
looking for some time past. We
are pleased to know that E. C,
Emde has come forward and satisfied a long felt want. He is doing
it with a Ford car and meeting
with success.
E. C. Emde, the local agent for
the Ford car, has received in
structions from the Ford headquarters that the following prices
become effective on August 1st,
1914: Touring car, $650; Torpedo,
«600; Town car, *900 ; f.o.b.
Walkerville. The business man
with moderate means will soon
be able to a-Ford a car.
In order that the people of
No. 7 may attend Divine Service
in their respective churches in
Cumberland, the Company will
run a train every Sunday evening, leaving No. 7 at 6-30, returning home at 8-30. The church
services are at 7 o'clock. It is to
be hoped that the people will
show their appreciation of the
kindness of the company by coming to church.
Several Nanaimo miners have
arrived here during the past
month and have secured employment at the local mines. When
the U. M. W. of A. gets off the
Island they will retu-n no Nanaimo and again take up their positions out of which they were so
unfortunately thrown by the
minority unlawfully calling a
Synopsis uf Coal Mining Regulations
CO.. L, mining nights uf the Dominion
in Manitoba. SMkalchewttn and Alberta,
tha Yukon Territory, tho Northwest Terri
*->rius and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leaaed for a term
>.f twenty-one yean ar an annual rental of
SI an acre. Not mure than 2,600 aores
willbe leased to one applicant.
Application fnr a lease must be made b*
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
..gent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
in surveyed territory rhe land must be
described by sectious.or U*qa! subdivisions
of sect ions, and in unsuiveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapn icatit him.elf.
Kich application must be accompanied
byafre (if (ft which will be refunded if the
11_hi* Hpplied .oral, not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of tlie mine at the
rate of live cents per t-.n,
Tiie person operatint; the mine shall
furnish thu Agent wilh .wort) returns accounting f..r the full quantity of merchantable coal mined anil p.y the royalty
thereon. if tbe c al inittiag tights are
not being operated, Biich ret urn*, shall be
ft.roi-heil at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim.'
lightHiinly, but the 1 ssee may be permitted to putchase whatever available, sur
face rights may be considered necessary
forthe working of the mine at tlie rate of
Fur full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depot
ment of the Intel ior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Sub Ao. nt i.fDominiou Lauds.
Deputy Minister <>f the Interior.
N B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than noon on the 25th day of
August, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence X 22, being 2,128,000
feet of timber on land northerly
of and adjoining Lot 141, Sayward District, canish Bay, Discovery Passage, Valdes Island.
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan
chief Forester, Victorta, B. C.
Mrs. J. M. QUICK
Scenes and Family Groups a
Specialty,  also developing and
Finishing Kodak Work.
Leave your orders at reacey's Dr UK Store.
for further Information apply residence
opposite Union Hotel.
Cumberland    and    Union
Water Wokks Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will be allowed
only two nights a week, viz.
Tuesday and Friday, from 7
till  9  o'clock in the evening.
Leaky taps must be attend-
to at o:.ce.
Any changes or additions to
existing piping must be sanctioned by the Company.
By order.
L. W. Nun ns,    Sec.
Cumberland, B C.
July  29th,   1913.
r it ish Columbia Investments
Farms and
Courtenay, V.I..B.C.
1 -land
Farms and
If you are looking for five or ten acres of good land
near Cumberland suitable for truck gardening or poultry
«t the right price en lung terms of payment see Mr,
British Columbia Investments Limited.
First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
 When InCun-ti.rliuid nrnhe the Union yoiir headquarters
Centre of Town I
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire, Life, Live Stock
. . Accident.
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. O.   -
" The Magnet Cash Store "
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
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A hftndiomely lltnutniM WOf.k.7. I-arc-it circulation of any -..'it-iiii.... j.mrim.1. Term*, for
Cmimlfi, $3.7(1 11 yenr, jwbW-K- pivj-aitl, Hold b*
all ne.Tid.Aleri.
MUNN &Co.36"»°"»- New Yorft
Braucti Office, G26 F 8t* Was-lDglon, D, C.
Cumberland Courtenay & ComoxAUTO STAGE
will leave Post Office every day (except Sunday) until further
notice on the following schedule.
Leves Cumberland for Courtenay        8 a.m.
"   Courtenay for Cumberland    8-30 a.m.
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox.-     10 a.m.
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland..     11a.m.
''   Cumberland for Courtenay        1 p. m.
"   Courtenay for Cumberland  1-30 p.m.
''   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox _. 2-30 p. m.
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland__ 3-30 p.m.
FARES—Cumberland to Courtenay 75c, Courtenay to Comox 50c.
All parcels must be prepaid and letters stamped.
Phone 18. E* C. EMDE, Cumberland, B. C.
iiiiios, Player Pianos,
Col u mbi a Graplia-
phones iiiui Records,
Edisnu Records nnd
Machines---**-*!*****..---- -
The McKinley Edition of Tun Cent Music
a Special.;/.
NANAIMO,      -       ..       B. C.
We have all kinds of Silks imported direct
from Japan ; Cream, Blue, White, Pink and
Grey. Price 65c. to $1.25 per yard.
Pongee Silk, 55c. to $1.50 per yard.
Dunsmuir Avenue. Cumberland, B, C.


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