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 *>  ������?  TOitr,  'fit  ))  L.V"'u  /  u  '! 1  1  Devoted Especially to the; Interests of Cumberland and Surrounding District.  The News, Twenty First Ykak  CUMBERLAND   Bv C ,  WEDNESDAY,   FfSfe.  17 :<??5    "  SUBSCK11'TI ON $I. OO A VKAB  Dry Goods, Gent's  Furnishings,     and  House Furnishings,  ?Sa!e Commences Sat., Feb., .13th  A Special   Opportunity  to Save. Money.  ONE WEEK ONLY  &  Terms. Cash f  ___ejiDS' Cash ���������*  BARGAINS!     BARGAINS 1  t  Circular For  Accounting Offices  Post Olliee Department  OlUwa, Feb.. i, 1915  Orders On the United-  Kiii^dotn etc'.  Referring to the Departmental  Circular of the 31st August.  ,1914, imposing an ��������� additional  Commission of 4c. . on each  pound or fraction of a pound iu  the ease of Money Orders issued  ou the United Kingdom/ Postmasters are informed that a.s  Sterling exchange has now become normal, the additional  commission is no longer to be  collected. >  The restriction limiting the  amount ot Money Orders oii. the  United Kingdom that could be  issued to the same person on the  same day to $100 is also removed.  , The-above regulations, also  refer to Money Orders payable  at Fiji, Hong Kong, New South  Wales, New Zealand, Queens-  lmd, South Australia, Tasmania,  Victoria, West Australia, Union  of South. Africa, Bermuda, Brit  ish Giraua, British West India  I-ilands, and all ''Through" cou-  ntries.'and offices for  which   the  C. & U. Hospital Ball  Grand Success  Tl ol lospit.nl li'ill. held in 'the  West Cumberluiig Hull, on Kridny uiirlit lnst, *vin������ a pronounced'  success in every ���������particular. Tho  hall was tastefully decorated with  flags, bunting ai'"-' Ii������'d C>oi=c insignia. Tlioro .ere (idly eighty  couples prwunt, who -appeared to  lie lost contuiially in tho mazes of  the dance. Th������ West 'Cumber-  mud Conservaii\'������ .iknd furnished  the music; and fight good music  it was. lli'.l'reslJ'uents were serv  at midnight, ul'l^r which daiieing  was continued O'ltil about 5 a. m,  liy a mi in ber of 'lie mo?t enthusiastic dancurs, who never tiro of  the dance. -Thoi'o were 11 umbers  present from tho outlyiiig dis-  trivjts. The Ladies-1 Hospital, Aux  iliary and tlioso Nvho so .ably assisted, are to ho congratulated on  theiV tuccesi.  ' General nuii'^ger Lockard of  the. Canadian (Jollieries, arrived  liome from Victoria on Tue^dny  Jeveiiing, and .gtln-ned to that city  on Wednesday 'iiorning- , He was  accompanied by,Mr. T-   K.   ihilo.  Blaming It On The War  SipOfi liEISEH;'& Co. lid  Executive Meeting  Board of Trade  A very important meeting of  the Executive Council of the  Hoard ot Trade was held on  Tuesday evening lo discuss the  coal situation as affected by the  increased use of fuel oil. Figure* issued by the Customs De-  partmeut at Ottawa, showed  that the importation of fuel oil  i.uto Uritish Columbia increased  from 5,041,746 gallons in 1910  to 110.547,643 gallons in 1914,  When it is realized that this  fuel   oil   displaced   during   the  , year 1914 something ovei'7oo,ooo  tons of coal, tlie  effect on the  , coal industry of the province is  obvious When it-is further re*  nli/.cd that nil this oil is import  ed free of tariff aud that it is  used almost entirely by large  corporations who could a (Turd to  pay a duty, it is at once obvious  that by transfer.iug lhe tarifl  from some of the necessities of  life to fuel oil, the government  would at one aud the siime time  protect lite mod important iudus  try of Uritish Columbia and  relieve tue burden wliich it is  pioposed io place upon some of  (he necessaries ot lite.  The meeting, which was attended informally hy repteseHt  atives from Courtenay, felt that  x'nu object was 0:1c pr^si^sinpr  greater local siguilciuice than  any matter previously  dealt with by ihem and deeid  fd to take immediate' steps to  bring the matter before the  iiUeu'.i'iu of tive Perioral Government .  *  iif'Ai  A  Whul liu? become of Ibo good  old St. Vult-nttnc'fl I'ny of yore,  wirli he, %,������bo toto h ml,"  ele. ele.  Very Acceptable.  The following, telegram was received by  Mayor Parnliam' on  Wednesday:  "Government agrees  to pay $1500 towards  arrears of teachers salaries, and an aditional  $10 per month, payable quarterly, from  January ist, for each  of the nine teachers  employed, making a  total extra grant of  $1,080 per year, in .addition to special grant  of  $1500.  (Signed)  M. Manson.  Note���������This is no  election promise; we  have seen the cheque  for the $ r -500.   -"O    ���������'  ��������� ���������-���������>  Ottawa, Feb. 16.���������  That the v Canadian  contingent is now in  France and is doing  well was stated in the  o pen! w g of the  House this afternoon  by Premier Honlcn.  Sir Robert read the  following cable from  Colonial       Seen, la ry  British 'Poital"-Departinentr~SfftT  as intermediary, [except Luxem'  burg,    Kgypt,    Constantinople  Bevrout and Sinvtna, on- which  Orders are uot to be issued.)  Orders on Fran'c'eA '"   "  Postmasters are abo  informed  that the exchange oi' Money Orders with France, which was sus  0  peuded on the 7th August, 1914,  has been're-opened, and Money  Orders may be issued 011 offices  in tliat country'under the same  conditions and at the same rates  of commission as formerly,  Orders on the United States  As New York exchange, is at  present above par, ancl liable  to fluctuations, Po.stmas.ters are  informed that care must be taken, to prevent the issue of Orders  ou llie United States for sums ab  normally large wheu it is evident that they arc intended for  payment of inerantile accounts  or for speculative purposes.  Wheu obliged to refuse Orders  for large amounts the fact should  bc reported to the Deparlment.  R.'M. COULTKR  Deputy Postmaster General  Mr..-J.  Ii!   -McMillan loft, on  Tuesday'monii,:g   on   a   trip   to  Vancouver.-mcl-Sound cities. - Ho  ex-pee ts--to���������lio���������ubson t���������a bo 11 t-t-w<.> 1  weeks.  Mr. D. 'Al, ilorristin, manager  of the Cumberland branch of Uio  1 Royal Hank, .has h'-on notified  that ho is hoii'% rr-iiisfuiTed to tho  iiiiui'iceinoiit cf a brunch of that  hank at' Owibrooko, 1>. C, He  expects to Ua^'Q horo in a few days;.  i'liodepar-iiU'o of Mr. Morrison  from this coii"nunity will bo very  Hindi rugrotttfd, for ho, is vory  popular in business eirehis' and  socially. W^1 aro sure that he  will inalu. jus't its siiecoKsfiil a man  ager, and as popnhu' ft' citizen of  C ran brou lco, ������s he has during his  stay in Cumberland.  -o-  The Ladies' Aid of St, Ceor^'.  Presbyterian church, will hold a  concert in March. The  lias not >ot been fixed.  date  The trial of General Do  Wee unci other lenders of llu:  South African rebellion against  Great Britain, who urn 'charged with high treason, i.s in pro  pwss at Bloemfonti'.in, South  Af/icu.  Harcourt:  London, Feb, 16.  "Sir Robert Borden:  You will be glad to learn  that the whole of the Canadian contingent are doing widl  at the from, liavitig safely  crossed over to France.  "(signed)     Harcourt."  The rending of this mes-  .sagc was cheered.  '���������Prosperity reigned in (.'ana-  da dining all the years of the  Liberal regime., . Then . the people,'accustomed to ailluenee. and  led away by insincerity and false  hood, were persuaded that uoth-  iug could stem the tide of'progress, decided it was time for a  change And there was a change  Wi'h the advent of the Conserve  tive- government 'the busines.-.  barometer fell. Trade declined.  The revenues of the Dominion  waned. Germany plunged tlie  world into war, in which Cana  ada as the leading dominion of  the British Km pi re became'invol  ved and patriotically decided  t,he must play a part, in harino"  ny with her status.'' Now with a  falling revenue our expenditures  are increased "enormously. War  taxes have been added to the ordinary burden of ihe people.  The cumulative effects of this  crisis will bear he.ivy upon the  Cauadian taxpayer, but he will  meet the situation heroicailv-'and  patriotically. But he will not  overlook the facts when tbe day  arrives for reconsideration ol  that situation. Nor will he he  deluded bv the sophistry "that  the war is the cause of the exis!"  ing depression. The tide ol  pTMpTwity~h'aQ"receded"t"o���������very  low point before the war began  and it will not rise again until  the causes of the declension,  both in. Victoria and Ottawa  have been removed,"' The' people of British Columbia have an  alized lhe .situation uotwithstaiid  ingthe desperate efforts of the  Mcttride government to conceal  .the true state of a flairs.. Sir  Richard cannot avert politisal di  saster for his government by p:e  cipitating a premature elec'ion.  He knows the woist i.s yet to  come in regard to his methods  aud ''undertakings," Bat the  electors also'know it."���������Victoria .Daily Times.  .   The death   took   pkico   at.   the  family   residence   Y>ret*t  Cninbcr-  land, on Thursday ��������� last,   of   Hati-  nwh, wii.-. of Mr.'j.   If.^lVMilUiH,   "'  ���������u Ium*   I21sr   yt'iir'.    Tbe   il'.'a.'eaacd  lndy   imd    bteti   Ub for, sftvurti!   .  iiiniji!;^.     She was a   dan^htiM* rf\  th*''   late Sf:iil'"i<i   Afci^'lvii?,  ami  .Mrs.   (ice.     Iiobjicu*.:,    of ^;,!,<i--  svi'-k.     Tl'.o fiimrrai took'pi.-.u- on  vSatui'dMV .'77-7.\ nonn. ij^rnienl t^lc  nur i'l������ee '.n ibe   l>iiudwiek    1 >i"t.--i~  bv,',1!-; i:;;,     f'^'lliUii'l'Yi    It'-'Vf.     dailU.'S  Ileal und Tliom'as   jVicuzies oiiici-  'U i m |_������-.  The early dcaih <������f , Mrs, '51 c-  Millan, and hi"r iii'biiit''t-mi, who  ort'decefi&d her but a short 'tim.'  arro, is-a'sad blow lo tho bci-avd  lmahand and l'.i'her, and is tho  breaking up A: ft liappy liomo.    ,  The. following is,a list   of   tlm  floral   ofl'eiiiigs: ��������� Mr.   and   Mis-..  (J. UohiiiHin and fn mil y,   wre-.\tb;   '  Mr. and    2vlrs.   G,   \V.   ('luiton,  cross*; Canadian    Collieries',��������� Lid-.  OHieo and    I'lvight'   i-lio I  .S.tafr,'  y.'i-earh; Mr. and .Mr*'..    .1'.   -Jlen���������  d-i'son,Arreath; Mr. and .Mrs.'J.  .  A. (Jillespie,   wreath;   yir.    and  Mrs.   J.    Net laud,   w'diih; . Mr.,  nml Mitf,   Vf.  -Mtsf: ii1������*l������l.   wi-tt.iib: .  Mr.   and. r Mrs.    W.    Lawr^-ce,  ���������A-ient.h;"AMr.. and Mi-j.H. YaugbA  ,m, Naiiaiiuo, wreath: Mrs. d; ri!c-  uiiUan     and     family.   ������������������ Vieloria.  Mrs. Tho*' , Bieklo ami Miss  Louisa Bickb', loft on Monday  for Victoria. ������������������  Sovornl inc-'Uihoi's of our City  Council paid an uiiollicial cifit to  the Coiirtcii'1)' city noiMicil, in  session, on Monday cvcniiur.  They just \\i'M do\Vn to njut a fi>\v  pointers in rutin-11 for ihn.si. crivun  to tho C������nu-futuiy (jity Km hers,  when tlicy paidjnii- eoiuicil 11 visit on' its initial hi's-muii 11 fnv\-  wiu-ks ngo, Thct'ii wus a lui-go  niiinhor of iuiniv..U'il H|n;ePuoiK  jii-i'soiit, wif' appeiired to lako 11  '���������Tp inti'hi. t in tint procot'diiies,  'Thu visitrr,. i*op'������i't tlmt ihey  rci'oivcd a iiiunt cordial reception.  Get your Dance Invitations  printed at the Cumherl-.ind  News.  Mrn, A. R Kici-Ktend, who \u\<  been criticullv  '111   at   our   h'cul  hospital    for   several   week*,   is  eoniuwhut bettor.  , ���������������i   Miss Harriett   Ilorbury left nn  Monday for llazultou, to visit her  hiMei, Mrs, W,  W.   Anderson.  s-ion Cilv,, wrtuth; Mr.' nud Mr-i,  II. Wilson, spray; Miss'M. W^k  iu\ snrav: Kmnliiyucs No.'0 Mine.  lit. * ���������' o ���������  wrciUb  Tlio J'uiieia  of  I lie -Jat������,  M.re-.  aMe.'Phee   tO(jl.., place   at  Joseph  (Joiirtenay ' ''ii'' Ifriifay .-nfrenioon,  and,.waf Jai-ively'illtended,  ,  \, "..CARD OK THANKS.    ������.;  Manager Morrlwin   appeurs  to  he enjoying tint car of his.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������.���������_,  UIKTII-At (hinibeil.nd,  on  Monday, February   lfiih,   to  tlm  \\ifo of Mr. I'. 1', Hni-i-ifoiv,   bur  rister, a dniiehlcr,  I desire to thank the. ma1 y  I'l'ii'iKis. for lheir kiiulneri:i aie..  6tMupailiy in ni\ r���������'(v.nt bci-eave-  luiiiit; nf-no bw   ihn " jiiMiv    floitil  t.  irihiitcs.  '   :i. II- MoM,LI.AN  So'inenne c.i.tcniii \)u\ yuu'i- oi  0. li, Tarbell 'A Son, .-.i a lai������  hour Siitnidny niAiit, or .ar;y on  Snndiiy iimi'iiing. and 'rnidu'd iho ,  Ciihli re^is'icr of about luiir or ft'A''  dollars. Kiili'tiimtt wa,- effected  lli I'O II eh ll (������>j> I'.'il*!, wiiiiiow, wliieh  is sitiuited iibovc ibo SMU'elioue-e.  The thief must haM* been Wot''  hiidi an I low minded, It is net  lluiligbt llui! an^i:i.i.r; el.-' WUS  lakrii.  eVc'niiif,  ,'l'!'l  Giand lia.ke! Bail Mal.di will  lie plnyi'd "it Momiav  I-Vli, -I'lud, by Ciiiiilieilanfl  Coii'oX Iciiiii'i, ill the .V' A i  bi'l'h'.mi Jlall. eiiinine-n-iii;: at ,;  o'chek diiirp. A 'h'lliie w'!l i e  held id'lei' llieMiuin'.  ii"  CAMPBELLS  FIRST  SHIPMENT OF SPRING MTT.LTWF.RY  i<t***i*****t  _>Ctdiop ��������� Miocoa'and Children's Pottorn ond Rcady-to-  ^ar Hats. Nov/est oreationo in ohapoo and Fronch Suil-  ora with military erreois*  A largo oosortmont of Imported Novoltioa in Chlldron1 r������ rmd  Infants Hats and Bonnots.  specialties in children's and Infants' Silk, Embroidery,  muclin and Ciu-bric Frooks and Pinafores, 75o. to ^,50  1 -i  7b  jwmiiwii'<wf"miw  CAMPBELLS  1  ym THE    NEWS,   CUMBERLAND,    B. C.
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Ward,   Lock   &   Co.,   Limited
London,  Melbourne  and  Toronto
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(Continued)
He began to run towards tlie.house,
and Hugh, pausing tor a moment,
looked again at the flower girl and
saw that .his time she was smiling to
herself. He turned and ran at (ull
speed after Lord -Ambrose, who when
Hugh overtook liim had reached the
gra\el circular drive iu front of the
house.
"The front door is, open," he said as
Hugh joined him. "Come along. They
are still inside, I think, and no one
can- get out now r have locked the
postern gate."
The front door indeed hung open,
���but no light issued'from the hall, ancl
while without the day still lingered,
within all was dark and gloomy, witn
heavy shadows lying in every corner.
Side by side Hugh and Lord Ambrose ran up the two or three steps
leading to the wide porch before' the
door. Lord Ambrose-was just on the
; oint of pushing the door back and
entering when Hugh called him.
''I say," he said quickly, "there is
a man lying here1"
lu fact, pulled aside into the shad-.,
ows of the side of the porch lay the
inanimate ligure pf a man, and Hugh,
, stooping and feeling, found his hand
suddenly -wet with blood.
���.'He is dead,", he said; ''this is mur-
der!" ������     _ ���
Lord Ambrose struck a match and
thowed the form of a smal. mau,
dressed in sober black, with a cleanshaven, insignificant face, and with,
in his head, an open wound which was
Vieeding freely.
"Why, it's Hannah!" said Lord Ambrose, recognizing his valet. "He must
have been attacked as he opened the
door; but I don"-, think he is dead."
"No,"      said   Hugh,   looking   more
���closely, "but he is pretty badly stun-
, ned." He took off his own coat and
arranged it und.r the" injured man's
head, and put him in a more comforr.
able position.    "No, 1 don't think the
wound is a very bad one," he saia,
again standing up. /
He   was   breathing   rather  heavily..
his   eyes  flashed. . The  sight o�� the
wounded man,, the touch and smell of
hlood on; Lis hands, had awakened in
, his heart primeval passions that (he
calm     man   of   business   had   nev_r
���know-uJ.ie-possessed.Jle_was_stirxed,.
too, by the sight of this unoffending
citiz.n stricken aown on the threshold
of hie master's house;*
*'I say," he said, turning to Lord
Ambrose, "we must find our friends
who did,this."
"The silver is in the dining room;
that is what they will be after," said
Lord Ambrose.
Hugh knew the way, and crossing
the hall opened the door of a room
oppo.ite. It was lighted, ���the table
was spread for .dinner, on the table
and on the sideboard was a collection
of silver���the Marquis Castleham's
property, old helrlcoms chiefly and
lent by lilm to his son���calculated to
make to water the mouth of any
burglar.
"They have not been here," said
Lord. Ambrose
"Come along, then," Hugh . said;
"thoy must be somewhere about."
The two young men went into the
hall again and listened, but heard nothing. They went out of the hall into
the passage l_oyow\ to the head of the
kitchen stairs, and hoard and saw in
tho lillclien below the two women servants busy with tho preparations I'or
di mer, ovid ;ntly finite undisturhod
and,,unconscious of anything having
DOCTORS DID
IT HELP HER
But Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Restored
Mrs. Bradley's Health���
Her Own Statement
Winnipeg, Canada. ��� " Eleven years
ago I went to Uio Victoria Hospital,
MonUvnl, suffering with n growth. Tlio
(lotions snid it wns a tumor and conic)
not ho removed hh It would onusc instant
fh'i'tli, They found that my organs wero
ftllVetfid, and said I coijkl not live moro
than six months in thu condition I was In,
���'Aftor I camo homo I saw your advertisement in the paper, and commenced
taking Lydia fi. I'inklmm'H Vegetablo
Compound. 1 took It constantly for two
yearn, and Htill tako it at limes, ami
both my husband and myself claim that
It wi\h the menus of Raving my lifo. I
highly recommend it to Buffering
women."���Mrs Ouil,l.A Bhadlby, 284
Jchnr^n Av<\, Wlnnip"{* Mnnltnhn. Cnu.
Why will womnn tnko plmnees or drag
out nHickly.linlf-lii'iirted existence, miss-
Ing three-fourths of tho joy of living,
when they can find health in Lydia R.
Pinkrmm's Vegota- ^^^sss^-ypf^rs
tile Compound ?       WJ^Sffi&fr
Var thirty years it l(// $* St*��S��\\v
hat been the Htan- S
dard remedy for fe-
male (llu, and has vo-
stored tbo health of
thousands of women
who have hef>n troubled with xuch all-
.lappened out of the usual.
Our burglars have not passed this
way," said Hugh; "let us go Lack."
They returned to the hall and went
���Itiickly into the two or three rooms
that Lord Ambrose used, the other
apartments of the house being shut
up and mostly unfurnised. But none
of the rooms into which they looked
showed any sign of any intrusion.
"Your bedroom?" said Hugh.
"13ut there is nothing there," said
Lord Ambrose; "there is nothing
worth stealing in the whole place, except dad's silver."
"Let us look," said Hugh, who had a
vague ide.. half hidden in his mind
that it was not. silver or any ordinary
booty that this burglary had fcr an
object.
They ran quickly up the great stair,
way and entered Lord Ambrose's
b droom. Here cgain everything was
undisturbed; there -was not the least
sign of any intrusion.
"Well, these are the most illusive
burglars I ever, heard of," said Lord
Ambrose, looking about him in astonishment.
"We must have-- disturbed them;
they must be hiding somewhere," said
Hugh, and as he spoke a bell began to
ring, as it seemed, just outside the
bedroom window,,'
"Good Lord; .vhat. is .that?" said
Lord Ambrose, turning pal'-; for in-,
deed it had a weird and unexpected
effect, ..this, bell ringing, as it seemed,
in midair just by the bedroom window.
"It is a signal," said Hugh, jumping
to the window. "It is a bell to a
branch of that tree."
He ran to the door, and Lord Am-
-broLe followed him.
"I wish I was on the telephone," he
said. "Where can the beggars be?
We ought to have sent someone for
the police at once."
"Be careful," said Hugh as they
came out on the landing. "I think
there is a man standing on the stairs
up there."
And as.he spoke a man, standing
just- behind him in the shadow of a
dark corner, aimed at him a blow, he
only just avoided.
/ At once Hugh grappled with his assailant, and Lord Ambrose sprang to"
help him.
"We have him now, by Jove!" crie-*.
Lord Ambrose; "hold tight," and at
the, same moment the man Hugh had
glimpsed upon the stairs leaped down'
upon Lord Ambrose's back, and burglar and .marquis's son went rolling,
���kickingT-nght-ing^scratcliing,^s-W.eaning,
over" and over on the floor of -the
landing.
Hugh had seized his assailant round
the waist, but the other returned him
a grip every whit as strong and fierce;
and if I-lugh astonished his man by
the force of the grip he laid    upon
uim, Hugh himself was no less aston-
���ished to feel the power of tlie arms
twined round his own body.   Silently
in the gloom of the evening twilight
on   the  dark  landing  the  two  great
men strove breast to breast, each trying to pluck the other up, each using
such a force as not ono man in ten
thousand   could   have   withstood;  yet
each  failing utterly In. his endeavor.
Silently   they  strove,  with    muscles
swollen   and   big   every   nerve   knit,
and  neither could  wlii the least advantage.    Then. Hugh - shifted    his
hands In an attempt to secure a better hold, but tho other was too quick
for him, and when they gripped again
with the same (lerce, answering, tight
embrace, Hugh was hardly so well ol'l
as he had  been  before,    So ho  put
forth all his force into one great effort, and summoning nil his powers
strove to bear his enemy backwards
and backwards till lie should break,
using     a  strength   that might  have
seemed enough to break a pillar of
iron, but that his enemy endured without falling,   Unable to hold to such a
pl'.cli of effort, Hugh at last relaxed;
then In turn the burglar put forth all
his strength nnd put upon Hugh sueh
a grip to pluck lilm up as might have
torn   up  a  young  oak   tree  by   the
roots,   lint Hugh knew thnt If his foot
once left the ground ho would be lost,
and  ho In  his turn resisted, nnd  In
his turn baffled all the other's powers.
Outside    tho window, just beyond
the landing whora thoy fought the Utile boll still swung lo nnd fro with Its
noisy  clamour;   nnd  next  Lord   Ambrose a nil  tlio second burglar struggling on tho Iloor came hard ngnliiH
fho legs of Hugh and his enemy,   In
a moment all four were down  In a
confused honp, lighting In blind confusion it nil fury,   Hugh got u kick un.
der   the  chin   that   I'or  tlio   moment
iiuulc lilm think Ills jaw was broken,
mil     llien  Ills   mud camo across n
ih roul which lie nl onco sot to work
to R(|ime-/,e with nil the iiriliinr lie luul
lofl. hlni, only to llnd Immediately that
it wns Lord Ambrose ho wus thus on-
delivering to (brittle,
"Quick! scoot, cnosiir!" suld a gasping voice, uml n iiiuii who luul been
punching Hugh between the shoulders, as the i.uly available portion of
his anatomy, sprung suddenly to his
font, liiivli.g imoxpoelcdly found lilm.'
self quite, free.
"Lot's clour!" gnspod another voice,
"111! hi.on thief!" cried Hugh, trying
In his turn to get to his foci. ���
"Two I'.ir'i'd nigger'" -.'lrglc-l f/>r<l
Ambrose on the Iloor. "Ob, my
Hi rout!"
Now tin. two burglars Imd freed
themselves; on*' wns almady running
down the pairs, nnd Ills crimp, nlnn
Juki paused U> Dim a final blow at
UuHi. who ret nl ited hv dashlnc his
list Into tlie man's fnco. The lollow
swore anil sprung buck,
"Scoot, Dodd!" cried the man running down tho stnli-H. "Slio'H be mud
with us for this."
"Now, who Is 'hIio'?" thought. Hugh
iih ho rushed lo follow the fugitives,
"l-Hop 'cm!  f>.(op 'em!" ohloft  Lorl
Ambrose. "Htop Jilof! I'll get my pis-
tol."
He rnn Into lils room nnd out Again
Hugh; "the postern is locked."
At' the top of their speed the four
men rushed out of th^ house and down
the drive to the entrance-gates; the
two burglars first, Hugh next, close at
their heels, and behind Lord Ambrose
with his pistol in his hand.
But the light of a lamp ia tiie
street -showed the postern gate not
locked but wide open, and without
a pause the two burglars rushed
through, whereon the gate swung to
and banged in Hugh's face; and in
the gloom he saw the flower-girl appear, and stoop, and turn something in
the lock, and then glide silently away,
giving him just one backward glance
that showed her face, still lovely, but
many times more pale and strange
than before. Hugh tried the gato but
it was fast; he shook it with all his
force as if he would have torn it
down; but it resisted all his efforts,
and then; Lord Ambrose came .panting up.   '
"We are done," said Hugh; "they
have got through the gate aud locken
it on us."
"Locked? Nonsense! I locked it,"
cried Lord Ambrose shaking it in his
turn, and then drawing out his key.
'By Jove! How did they do it?"
, "They must have provided themselves with a duplicate key," said
"it,would be easy enough to take an
impression of the lock any time the
street was clear." After a pause he
added, "They must have had an accomplice to open the gate and to shut
it behind them." .
"That flower-girl, I'll be bound,"
said Lord Ambrose with' an oath.
"They were a brace of niggers; I'll
have every nigger in town searched
tomorrow."
"Are you sure both were niggers?"
asked Hugh. "I saw the face of only
one of them, and then only for the
moment as I fell on top of ,him."   .
"Oh, they were both niggers," answered Lord Ambrose; "both had facej
as black and shiny as night. One good
thing, we interrupted them so that
they got nothing  for their pains." ���
"How do you know that?" said
Hugh. .   �� '
"Why the silver has not been-taken,
and there is nothing else of any
value."
"They do not seem to have looked
at the silver," said Hugh, "and yet,
unless they were after something or
another, why did they stop so long
after the first alarm? Let us go back
to the house and make sure nothing
is missing."
World's Champion Wheat Grower
follow tlie use of
v?scent9CU%
25 and 60c. at all Druggists
and stores."   Take Abbey Vita Tablet,
for Sick Nerves.
CHAPTER IX.
A Row of Figures
- Lord Ambrose had opened, the postern gate again and was now standing in the street, looking eagerly to
see if any trace of the fugitives were
visible. But there was no one in
sight; and plainly the start the two
burglars had' obtained was enough to
make pursuit useless, since by now
they might have turned a dozen corners and~"be a -dozen-!_treet"s"awa~y-in"
any direction.      o
"There never is a policeman whe'.i
you want one," grumbled,Lord Ambrose. "Hi, you, boy," he called as'-a
lad suddenly appeared around a corner near, "here is a shilling. Uuu and
find a policeman and tell him he is
wanted at Tewxton" House and yo,u
shall "have another.''' '
��� The lad took the money and went
off at a) run, evidently much excite^.,
and Hugh said:'   ���
"Let us get back to the liouse and
see how that man of yours is gettinj
on���he may be more badly hurt than
we thought. "'
Lord Ambrose nodded and turned
back quick'.y with Hugh, both feeling
just a trifle uneasy at the way in
which they had neglected the injured
valet In their eagerness for the more
exciting occupation o' burglar-hunting. .   -
(To be Continued)
If Germany Invades the British Isles
H. G. Wells, the novelist, contributes the followiug to the London
.Times;
"Frankly I do ,not believe In a German raid oa England and, I think "we
can play tho German gamo in letting
our minds dwell on it. 1 am supposed
.o be a person of feverish imagination, but even by lashing my imagination to its ruddiest, I cannot, in this
day of wireless telegraphy, see appropriately equipped German forces,
not even so trivial a handful as 20,-
000, getting itself, with guns, motors,
ammunition and provisions upon
British soil. '"
"Io cannot even see the mere landing of infantrymen.
"Still, as it is likely that these
alarms may even lead .to the retention of troops iii Britain when the
point of maximum effectiveness is
manifestly in France, it uecomes nee-,
essary to insist upon the whole of our
civil population, if only the authorities- will permit a small amount of the
organization and preparation to deal
quite successfully with any raid that,
in the extremity of German boldness,
may be intended.
"In the first place, let" tlie expert
have no illusions as to what we ordinary people are going to do if we find
any German soldiers in ��� Britain one
morning. We are going to fight, anu
if we cannot fight with rifles we shall
fight with shotguns, and if we cannot
fight according t^ . the rules of war
apparently made by Germans for the
restraint of British military experts,
we will fight according to our inner
lights. ���
"Many men, and not a few women,
.will turn' out to shoot Germans. There
,will���be no preventing them, after the
Belgian stories. If the experts attempt
any pedantic interference, we will
shoot the'experts. Iknow that in this
matter_J_sneak for   so   sufficient   a
Seager Wheeler at Work on H is Trial   Plot, Selecting  Seed
For the third time the wheat of
Meager-Wheeler, has brought distinction to the little town ��� of Rosthern,
located on the Canadian Northern
Railway betveen the cities of Saskatoon and Prince Albert in Saskatchewan. At the International, Soil Products Exhibition, held in Wichita,
Kansas, very recently he satisfied the
judges that his was the best wheat,
and to him was awarded,, accordingly,
the,prize which carries with it the
honor of a world's championship. A
telegram was sent at once tb the Hon.
Robert Rogers, acting minister of the
interior, and government circles in
Ottawa exhibited a great deal of pleasure over the announcement.
Seager Wheeler "breeds" wheat.
He studies the grain.as carefully and
as scientifically, as any student of
live stock. His farm, well worthy a
visit, is situated only a short distance away from the Canadian North
ern line, ��� and experts from the Unitedf
States who have inspected his places-
tested his ground, have gone on record classifying the land as ^qual to��
the highest-priced areas in the Republic to the south. In.constant care'=
and experimentation lies the secret,
of his success. He takes any new-
variety of grain, or the best of his:
past season's crop, and sets it out in.
trial plots, and with the multiplication of high class wheat berries thus-,
produced heextends the scope of his-.
work until a field of1 tlie sort of grain.
-i liich yielded bim tlie honors of this;
season is secured. The big men of hia:
province 'have united in the past la-
do honor to this modest Saskatchc
wan farmer, and those "demonstrations, coupled'with the pride he take}
in his own achievements'; are regard)
ed by him as sufficient reward foi))
the really great work he is doing foi'
the Dominion. <-���
iwriH un displacement*, Inllnmmiitlon,
ulceration, tumors,  irregularities, etc. I
If ynu wnnt. sp<'Hiil iwlvlco ' Hy thnt timo tlio two burglars wero
WTlIc to Lydin K. INiikliiim M��.i|. j ('"JJ-1 ,-,-���", fi,',,r1fl' " ,-���,1,K '���'"">/>������, Ion
Mine   Co.   (i.onllit��.nfi)*.l)   I.ymi, ' ���"���" wl,h Uwh ,n Hwlff ���,"rH"M' ,'fml
IMihh. Your L'.IUt will lio opened,
roiul nntl imswereil b.v n woiimn,
li��u| iijjM in tilrin. i't>iitiii,","ii.
W. N. U. 1028
i Ambrose wished to llro but was afraid
! of hitting Hugh, so ho discharged Ills
pistol Into tlin air Int.lnnd, by wny of
showing what ho could do, and! thnn
followed
"We'll have 'cm now!" he called to  coiiHiot.
Women  in  the   Fighting  Line
In recent years, women have taken
a prominent pur* in the combatain,
���is well as the non-combatant, raincn
of au army in the Held.
Aoout six yoars ago I'ersian women
showed tholr bravery by ontoring tlio
urmy and lighting shoulder to snouui-
ji- witn the soiuiers in the trenches,
Hundreds put on the Persian military
viiiuorui and fought at Tubeiz.
The part they took In tiiu lightliu;
was shown by upwards of 1U0 woiuon
.juiiig among ihe 2,000 killed by ihe
enemy,
Signora Mario played a vory pro-
uiluu'it part in the Italian revolutionary iiiovemontB, alliorwimls writing
,,io life of Garibaldi, besides, euiun_
-ho lctuirs of mwayAui.
She was, lho wife of one of Gurl-
bauiis onicers, and with hlni plimgeu
,mo um iici'.vity of Uio struggle ior
liberty. She wu it llirougn the whole
0. thu exciting campaign In ih. two
Sieilios, and rodt up lo Napluu
di rough Cuhibrlu laiigiiiiig and jo.uii.,
villi uio nvoi-ouii'iiioriiig "rod shirts '
who   Intend lo again lake tho   Hold
.ciiiiiu iiui'iiuiuy,
A woiiii.ii named ICirtskays,' disguised lie-self as a iiiuii, lel'l her na-
Live province, and Journeyed to tho
r'ar Last to serve in the iiiuiidiui
a'oop.M against Uie .liipaaeso, Diirlm.
her two 'iu a hall' inonlliu at the
.rout siio took uctivu pari n. an engagement with the Chinese, carried a
dumber of wounded comrade i out ol
,'lrliig range, dressed tlieir wounds,
a.ul dofeiulcu thi'ii) until tho ond ol
the battlo.    lior bravery gained tho
Hillary unkw oi (i.e. rnui'iii ihigrui',
,i,iii:g do".'il to more recent times,
wi havo tho (jvmipiu of Mrs. White-
rose, who rendered valuable assist-
.iiich as despatch runner In the South
Aii'lcun (lumpiiigii,
ah; u,i.) \>..iu ni uilblury i>urviiUi In
Imlln, and a'.way: had a love for
rimming tho wr Id, As u girl sho
joined liuiiulb Hill's Wild West Itld-
.Ti), whero sho soon hocaino a chick
shut and a cluve ��� liorsuwoiiiaii.
Vt null   lil\;   Vnki    luUr.C   uml   di   .)uim.
Africa oho' wonl to Capo Town and
gol In touch with the Iloers, to whom
Bho supplied . certain information, uf.
lurwunis liutfomliij. despatch rutin kilo tho famouB. Du ..Wot, Ultlmutoly
sho t ru iih furred . her services   to tho
iiish, and, ('inning' military attlrj,
sho passed off au un ordinary trooper,
Joining tho army Just boforo tlui MoJ-
der lliver itultlu.
In,lined with tlio fighting spirit
went also tbo women of Montenegro
and Albania during the last.two Hal-
-an wars. Many woimm \vero;thi'i>. In
the ilKiitli-g line with , tholr.:tiK>nfolk,
md tlm Hurvliin women liuvo'regular-
iy uillsicd atid r.o.r\"A In 'tlio tirnry
against thu Austrians   In tho proseu.
number of people that it will be quite
uieless, hopelessly dangerous, and
foolish for any expert of the instructed.minority to re.naih tame. They will
get shot and ��� their houses burnt, according to the German rules and
methods, in our account.
"So they may just as well turn out
in the first place and get some shooting, as a consolation in advance for
their inevitable troubles.
"If the raiders, cut off by sea from
their supports, ill equipped and
agalnts odds, are so badly advised as
to try any terror striking reprisals on
the Belgian pattern, we irregular."-!
will, of course, massacre every German straggler wi can put ri gun to.
"Such a procedure may be ranguin-
ary, but it Is just the common sense
of the situation. We shall hang the
.officers and. shoot tho mon, War is
war, and repiisals and terror striking
.are games that two can play at. This
is the latent temper of the British
coui.trysida, and tho sooner the nuth-
orilies tako it In hand and regularize
it, tho better will be < the outlook ln
the remote event of that hypothetical
rnid getting home to us,
"Levity Is a national- characteristic,
but submlf.slvenfss ia not. Under sufficient provocation the British are
cnpablo of a very dangerous bail
temper, and the expert Is dreaming
who thinks of any German expedition moving through nn aputhotic Ks-
sex, for example, resisted only hy iho
ofl'llcal forces trained and training,
"This is a people's war, a wnr
against militarism, not a wnr I'or the
greater glory of British diplomatist'!,
officials and pernio In uniforms. It ,'n
our war, nol. their war, nnd the lnst
thing we intend ns a result from it Is
pornmnon ly inconsod Importance for
the niillfnry'Y.nsto."
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Tho Futlll.y of Bomb Throwing
If the Gormans had todoul with .i
nation of cowardi they might hopo for
some political result from dropping
lioiiiha Indiscriminately on tlio stroeta
with tho chance of killing or maiming
some poor woman or child, or In tho
glorious hope of plumpln.'. upon a
motor bus and sinnslihig ind mutilating a score of poopli> or hoth boxos and
all ages. Hut ft- a weapon ugainBt a
spirited pooplo��� tlioso inollioils merely
nervo ovory man to a grimmer dolor-
.million. - Tl.oy glvo tlio hoii-coinbat-
anl Uie zost of fooling Hint ho, too, la
sharing in his wny some small friicilon
uiosii risks wliioli our soldiers aro
running day hy duy In the trenches,
The Hermann eanr.ot wln_.au wur hy
killing on. mil people In Ilio streot.
1'hey cun o-|y Intensify the determination of their iidvorsiirics imd further
alienate t.li<�� sympathies of neutrals,
I..(loud, ll liccomos a i|iioslio!i when
limit nil governments, whoso own om-
busi.ioB nro llliely lo sulfur, will miiltu
formal protest against this reversion
to Imrharlsiii.���Miinelioster (Jtmntlaii.
The-   Kind    of    Wheat That Seager
Whoeler Breeds
Wnnt to Help Royal Navy
Tlio mivnl volunteers In llrltish Columbia may be Increased tu one thousand If a resolution, which has been
forwarded to Olt.ii.wn from tho orgiml-
/.ulmll   hi   Vivt-jriK,  ill .'!C"'"l"!l   I  '    .110."''
over, tlio suggestion Is mado that not
only should Canada send soldlorB for
military H.rvlco, hut undertnko, In a
way, to supply the wastage In the
naval service.
. Tlio volun.oor un val nillltla was
got undor wny lnst spring, hut Just
when ��� llm orginii/.utloii was boing
procoodod with nicely Uio wnr brolu
out. Inutructors could not be obtained. About HOO recruits, however,
nr.) serving on the Italnbow nnd the
citizens on the const are reported to
bo taking a pnrtieular pride In the
movement. Wh.it they now nslc If-
somo facllltii .i for preliminary train
lug, nnft to ho Arnftoft at recruits
"to help to supply tlio natural wnat-
ngo In tho JirUlsli navy.
���Who  Mado  That   Boy  an  Officer?"*
Tlrro Is nn amusing story going
tlu rounds of nn Incident which oc-
i'urr<*-i. nt n \Vo*t wid nillltiirv tailor's OHtnhllHlinuin. recently,
A ii ii m ber ui nrm> ofiiuini hito
waiting to try ou their lilm Id uniforms, when a slight youth walltud
In und some wh nt timidly united ono
ot tho assistants if ho could bo at-
tended to. He wus curtly told that lie
would have to wuu his uun, wniiw
ono of the waiting officers Inquired,
iu a loud volco, "Who iriiulo tlint boy
an officer?"
Moan whllo tlio youth hnd turned
to nnotliwr nsslstant and wns honrd
to ask: "Oo you Know who has tho
I'rliico of Wales' cup In  blind?"
And niiild lin confusion Unit followed the Trln.io of Wnlon���for It
wns no other���quietly proceeded to
tbo lilting room.,,
"Vie Land Does It
Onco again Western Canada takes,
all the big prizes In connection with,
the International Soil Products exposition, SnukuUhownn . and Alheria.
dividing the i-.onors. This Is no new
story, but it is plousant enough to hour
repenting,
In connection with tho ropeated sue-
cohhos of Oiuiiidlnn gniln growers at
tlioso International shows, it is worth,
whilo noting that their victories nre-
won In oo.npotl'.lon froquontly with.
nion who are uslrg Canadian seed,
grain, Tho fact tlint tho honors eon-
llnuo to come to Canada undor sucn
coadjtlons prove; ns s'.-roly at cun both nt the so of WjHtorn Canndii Brows.
I.oltor crops than cun bo produced in.
nny othor part of tho continent,
This ovidonco should make tho best
possiblo sort of i^lvotrlslng, as It no-'
doubt wlll. Amorleiui farmers who
follow tho best farming mo.bods wlll
not bo slow to.rcull'/o bow nuitorinlly
they can better themselves by gott Imp
over thn ''order to tho best land on
earth, and tlioy will bo wolcome; I hero
Is p'onty of room yot,~-Calgnry Herald.
Tenor  fBfngii.g)--" 'Oh,  'nppy, 'ap-
py, 'nppv ho thy drenins!'"
'Professor���"Htn|i! slop!  Why don't
/on sound the 'H?'"
Tenor���-"It don't go no 'iglier Hum
Willie's Come-Down
Littlo Wlillo, after flatonlng IiIr.
nnio riHilnst the outsldo of the link-
nr's window for about halt in hour,.
U(, liibt enhifol, with hia 'iibul ovb
dontly niiulo up.
"I want to know," ho suld in n do-
tennlnod yot ho?)oful volco, "bow
much thoHo wndding cnltcs are?"
"Well," answered tlio enterprising
propriuiur, '1 na j ilium at nil prirc���.
Toll your mothor thnt I can do her
n boniity 'or $20, Tho choapost is
$10.
Wlillo nlgliod,
"Ah, woll," ho murmured, In a resigned volco, "lot mo have one nt"
those nnn.cfni glngor-hrond ��� libits! '
Qama Granulated Eyelids,
ljl|/l  \s I'yc<* n>/l;im.d by expo.
���nre to Sun, Duslaml V/lnit
F^/Ck ��0 T'ckiy re''eve*' by Murine
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t Druffimu oi Murine tye lictnedy Co., Chlca.8 THE    NEWS,   CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  STRATEGIC MOVE MADE BY  FRENCH COMMANDERWHIEF  ������  GENERAL JOFFRE OUT-WITTED GEN. VON KLUCK  By Far-Sighted Plan ot Campaign the Germans were led into the  Trap of the Marne���������Allies' Retreat at a Critical  ' , Juncture Turned the* Tables.  Turpinite Kills Everything  Value of Irrigation  .r.  Whether or not the war offices of  Britain and France have definite  knowledge of the matter themselves,  the world as large, at any rate, has  never been supplied with a definite  reason for the sudedn swerving of the  (German armies southeastward ^froin  the very gates of Paris. There had  teen no serious repulses experienced  hy them prior to that sudden change  of plan, but just when the world was  expecting the bombardment of the  French capital to begin, they turned  partly around and marched right past  their objective.'  The . latest reports of General Sir  John French, covering the latter end  of the retreat of tho allies to the  Marne, and the iight'ug from then on,, to the retreat, it  do not state a reason for the enemy's' able to hold this  change of plans, being seemingly pur-  posely vague on the stage,of the campaign. But these reports, however, do  provide some hints which are of assistance in speculating as to the  cause of the sudden swerve of the  Germans.  In the first place, we heard much-in'  those.. discouraging days of retreat  about the desperate attempt of the  e. emy to tun. the extreme left of the  allies, the BriMsh under General  French being on the defensive side of  this attempted.. turning movement.  Beforo we knew whether this movement was to bc successful, word came  of the unexplained swerve of Von  Kluck. Statements by General French  throw some light , here, however.  While the English were retiring'before  Von Kluck they referred ' to by  the comamnder as forming the extreme left of the allied line, then,  without the change being explainer,  we find General French sayins in his  report that on August 29 "three or four  more German corps were opposing.the  sixth French army ,on my left."  That  is,   prior    to   August  29   tlie  .British were on the extreme left, but  on that date the sixth French army"  had taken the extreme northwest position.    This  would  seem  to  clear -.up  the situation  ���������with'-   respect  'to   the  turning movement attempted by Von  Kluck, and at the same,, time provide  a reason for the sjyerve to the southeast.    Appr.re:.tly Goneral .Tdffre sav-  ,ed   the1   left    by sending  up a  new  1 French  army,  and  when  Von  KIuck  _ found  this new obstacle in his path*  ~~be'rlad^iUTe^tb abanHon���������Iiis"turiitH^"  ^.ovemen*.    or   continue   it at greac  "risk well   to   the northwest.   Rather  than do this,, ar.d also because the  German . armies   advancing   on 'Paris  ��������� farther south were meeting with difficulties, Von Kluck decided to go to  the   ,ast inft try to effect a junction  -with the Crown '"riiice.  With the German right checked by  thb-'presence of this sixth army, the  allies had  to decide whether or not  lt was time to rest their "retreat and  Institute a definite  counter-offensive.  It was  the determination of General  Joffro, assented to by Goneral French,  to fall  back still    further which led  the   Germans   iuto  tre  trap    of  the  Marne.  Studying  the    report, of    General  French on  this    stage of the operations,  the    New,,York Evening Post  evolves n very logical speculation as  to the.  southoas orly   move'   of   the  enemy. 'Quoting tho paragraph of the  report: "This was the situation when  I   receive!'   a    visit   from    Genoral  Joffre at my headquarters. * * * . I  strongly represented my position to  the French ��������� - commander in chief.  * * * I finally arranged with General Joffre to effect' a .further short  retirement towards the line between  Cpmpiegne and' Soissons," the .Post,  says: "  ���������Evidently, it was the British commander's belief that the time had  come to make a stand and' that he  yielded- only to strategical reasons  propounded by General Joffre. What  were the:e reasons? Apparently  these; that while the SiSth French  Army on the British left might ,be  sent forward against the German  line, and so possibly bring an end  was ; more profit-  army back until  the German advance had-come; so  far south ' that this French army,  instead of being sent against- the  German front, could be , thrown  against the enemy's flank, Genera}  Joffre's reasons must have been'.'convincing because we find that not only  did General French ��������� consent to make  a "short retirement toward the.- line  between Compiegne and Soissons,"  but that in the course of the following  week he Jill back fifty miles further  south to below the Marne.  "It thus follows that Gen. Joffre,  like ,Gen. French, recognized .that  the German, advance against Paris  had failed by the end of August,  but that Gen. Joffre foresaw, what  Gen. French did not, that yon Kluck,  shut off from Paris, would swerve, to  the east, and so expose his flank to  the new French army, it was a bold  move to anticipate on the part of the  enemy. Why should von Kluck sheer  to the southeast, and march with his  right flank across the enemy's front?  Here the probable answer is that  von Kluck knew, what Gen. Joffre  knew, that on the ..left of the German line tilings were not going well;  that the Crown Prince was being  forced back, or, at least, held'- in  check; and that it "was worth while  taking the risk of a flank attack from  the French on the'ehance of breaking  through the allied centre, or, at. the  very "least, relieving the pressure  cgainst the German left. Over-confidence may have induced von Kluck to  believe that a heavy rear guard would  be_sufficien^to^keep the Sixth French  TVrmy back~from ��������� his~na"n"ir"uhtilAlTir  main force, joined with von Billow's,  had' broken through the French-centre.  Von KlnAi took the chance' and  lost. -Gen'Joffre took, the chanceand  won. It niuct have required courage  of a very high kind on the part of the  French commander in chief to fall  back again and again, while-- keeping  unemployed an army which might  have been brought in to check .'the  enemy. But what Gen. Joffre aimed at  was not the mere halting of the German advance, but the assumption of  a vigorous counter-offensive. To have  sent his new Sixth Army forward  to meet, the enemy would have been  only a continuation of the defensive. To kesp It hack north of Paris  ready to throw Itself on a hostile  army engaged in the perilous experiment of changing front , promised  greater results; and events justified  tho Fronch commander's courage-.and  foresight.���������-Ottawa Free Press. .  Indians Starving in North  Treachery of the Enemy  Reports    From    James and   Hudson  Bay Show Trappers Sorely Need  Help and Food  W, E. C. Tood f the Carnegie museum, Pittsburg, arrived ln Ottawa ro-  con tiy after spending ovor six months  on the wostern .ihoros of James and  Hudson buys. Ho was conducting au  oxpodltlon for natural history specimens for the Carnegie niusoum,  Mr. Todd btated that tlio Indian  trapporB In the region which he visited aro sult'oiing to a great exton'.  through tho war, First news of tho  light reached him on Aug, 1!!), nml at  tliat time tho Hudson Hny' Co, had  slopped the advances to the Indians, It  is customary for lho compnny to stake  tho Indians In tho fall In tlio form of  a "debt" of provisions, which Is llxod  according to tho hunting abilities of  the debtor, When the soiihou opens  tlio following year tho Indiana and  ..sklmos redeem tho debt with furs.  As l" oso advances have been cut off  tho natives aro In a serious predicament,  Mr. Toilil mild Mr. Wilson, fho Hud-  boh'b Hay Company's nianiigor I'or  Jumps Hny showed lilm a Btoro houso  of furs, which at ordinary times  would bo worth $100,000, but which lit  curront market prices aro valued nt  $17,000. At Whllo River the Indliins  woro nlrondy in a distressing condition and when Mr, Todd arrived in a  Bulling boat tho unlives cnino out In  canoes lo moot him and by divers  n aim, mainly by pointing to tholr  mouths, mado Ium understand that  thoy woro badly In need of food. A  white whnlo and Homo porpolsns woro  caught lator, which tnlud thorn over  tho tuo wtndiJ until lhe arrival of lho  Hudson's liny pnekot, As t vas Mr.  T*dd'B flour was .conllscatod nnd distributed nmong tlio, trappers, r" oro Is  talk on Hudson Hay that the government will provld > for tho stnrvlng In-  diai.b, Tlu->' uiii'.iMjl In'- ls.ft to L'f, Ir  own rcsourcos unlots wholcsnlo star-  vatlon Inlces plnco, at tlio country  boars but tlio minimum of "mout animals,"  Germans  of the  Tho mont satisfactory thing of nil  In tho illRcovory���������whlcfi was no discovery nt all to tlioso bust qualified  to form nn opinion���������thnt our IlrltlBh  infantry 1������ Jnst hh formidable In attack nn.i doftnso ns whon Napier lus-  crlbnd lis "nnlonlflhlng" qunlltlon and  tho "mnjoHty" with which :t fought,  This Ib tho IrtHtlmony not only of  tlioso who hnvo th" honor to lend our  troops, but of gallant Frenchmen  promt to fight nnd in chnrgo nt their  lido.���������London Telegraph,  Viol ,te    Sanctity  White  Flag  A French ofticor who Is in hospital  in Paris, givoB a graphic account of  tho light In which he foil,  "At nine o'clock l,i lho evening," he  says, "I rooo'vori tho order to advance, to entrench myself as well us  1 could, aul resist to the md, My,  company took up Its position in a  pouring rain, and about linK-past two  in the mcmlng three shots llred by  our sontrlos w.irnod us of the approach of tho ononip,  "The Gerinnns, who had boon taking covor lu a svouil, crept to within  UUO yards of us, whon thoy ol'rmed up  and charged, r cominoncod volley (lr-  Ing, and whole ranks of the Gormiuis  foil, but thoy continued to iidviineo,  Our well-directed lire nrrostod thol.  advance when they were thirty yard*;  from our trenches.  "IMiring the night a bugle scu.rdod  -Cnaso lire!' but It was a Gorman  buglo, I was not docolvod, nnd ��������� I  t. >utod with all .ny power so iih to bo  heard by the oiioniy, 'Flro liuloponi.-  ont.ly,'   Tho Ooriiuwis fled,  "A fow minutes lator a Gnrmnn of-  llcer appu.rod cirryiug a wliito ling.  I ailvanctid from tho tronoh, nccom-  panled by /our mon. 'Wo aro sixty,'  said the envoy, 'and wo wish to surrender,'   I ropliod 'Advance ln order,'  "Four men wounded in tho logn  slnggorod forward, and my nion, lio-  Having tlio light finished, showe.i  thomselvoH nbovo tho troiichos, A  Maxim hlildtti In the wood Immediate! v openod Urn on us wllh a hall or'  biiJlotn, whilo a frond attack was com-  liUiittnnb  "I gave (he onbr to recommence  volleying, nnd for tho time tho Print-  sfuiiH docanipod. Tlioy left many dead  and wounded, und the following day  wo found that   nix men,1 armed with  [ii!v������,    ViliO      ii,VU    i'ii lit: U    ill   thu   i'l'Ht,  ranks of tho onemy,   woro tho ited  CrobB on thoir arms,"  Eye-Witness Tells of Frightful Execution Wrougrt in Preliminary  Tests  Whether the French are really us.  ing turp3r.ite, the newest war terror  reported to be in possession of England's ally, is a matter of the greatest speculation in England. .This' new  explosive, which .has., aroused, the,  greatest discussion through the world,  is said to be so deadly in its effect  that all life is' exterminated within a  radius of 400 yards of one of.the exploding shells. Regiments of' Germans are reported to. have been found  dead in ��������� their trenches, their, rifles  still in iheir hands, not a" mark on  their bodies, but with the long lino of  corpses standing as'though' in .life.  The Daily Express declares that a  man known to th. editor for years and  who-.is' gcnerally.-well. injjormed, has  written as following,, concerning" tur-  penite:  "The new explosive was invented  two years ago by iM. Turpin, the 'parent' inventor of melinite and lyddite,  the most terrific and most' widely  death dealing high powered explosive  known....So 'lethal iu its effect is the  new shell on explosion, that should its  use become widespread, .whole armies,  indeed entire nations' would--be completely exterminated in the' course of  a few weeks. For this reason its use  is p.obably prohibited, by, .articles of  war, by the international, ilague jcon-  vention, though Ji. Turpin boldly  claim;., this is not the'case."  After telling of M. Turpinls dislike  of the French war office methods and  his grievance after the government's  acceptance of melinite and lyddite,  the -informant' of ��������� the Express tells  how Turpin set to -Work upon a new  exploiive,.which he'endeavored to per.  feet so that as compared to it melinine  and lyddite would be perfectly useless.  He workei. for years, had a gun mad-j,  the parts being constructed' at different points and' then assembled and  directed the making,of the shells.  "The merest chance enabled me to  .witness one of the early trials of the  new explosive," die writer continues.  "On' a "stretch of sand 500 yards from  high water, a temporary sheepfold  had been erected about ,400 yards  square and railed off with wooden  hurdles. Jn this space were a dozen  sheep, and ccuple of,aged and worn  cut horses. ,  "One of the horses was contentedly  munching away at some hay and the  other was rubbi: j himself against one  of the hurdles, while the sheep wew  h.;ddled together in one- corner. This  is what I saw through my glasses  when from a ridge some 2,500 yardi  away, there came a sharp, loud thud  and the, shrieking-sound of a small  shell, just'as though, somebody had  taken a piece of silk, and rapidly torn  it in two.'. ���������  "There was , an ��������� explosion .in -. the  open-space-in-the-middle-of-the-impro^  vised sheep pen. The sheep were still  huddled in a 'corner,-one - of the .old  horses wus' apparently'" leaning.' up  against the railiut;.--Tlie one that had  been munching hay lay. on Lis side.  When 10 minutes' later _ reached tbe  pen the sheep looked for all the  world as if they had -been. petrified.  They were mostly standing up' one  against the other. Three or four were  ying down,, but all -were dead with  their .mou'h open and lips hanging, t  was absolutely ghastly. Yet' of all ths  animals ouly th old horse that had  beer, munching hay was hit by a fragment, of shell. :The other horse was  half .falling, half leaning against the  fence, his' forelegs stretched out forward, , his hinds legs doubled up on  the sand beneath him. Both had been  killed  insta.-itly:  "There was a faint odor in the air,  'w'.ilcb I can bri.y describo as that  given out. by methylated spirit, yet  mixed wjth a pungent,smell of menthol, Later the experiments were repeated on a much larger scale at  Chnllons r.nd Mailleaux,  "For special reasons, which it would  bo unwise for mo to divulge at the  present .{.fine, I a.m, convinced those  shells have not l*oen used to an/ groa:  oxtcnt by the Frenoh In the war. Possibly a few r.avc boon tested, but ro  moro. That., they would be used in  such an omorgency as nn attempt to  take' ParL by otcrm T havo no doubt,  A single r,G pound shell that Is cap  ablo of killing ov -,ry living thing within a space of 400 sijnnre yards, will  not ho hsod unless undor vory dospnr.  ate circumstances, nnd only with the  full consent of Franco's allies,"  Farmers of Southern Alberta Petition  Government to Undertake Irri-  . gation Scheme  ��������� Farmers in districts in Southern Alberta who are not served by any irrigation project will appeal to the Dominion government through the department of the interior, to extend irrigation to their lands. The present  season has demonstrated in a most  conclusivo manner the advantages of  irrigation, as irrigated farms have  line crops, whereas in districts where  irrigation was not avbilable, the result  has beeu disappointing. Farmers In  tho district ranging from township  10, range 19 to range 26 in tho south,  and township 13, range 19 to 26 in tho  north, west of tho 4th meridian, are  not as yot served by any irrigation  project ,but they have had opportunity to-seo tho success attained by irrigation farmers in tho Canadian Pacific  Railway Irrigation belts. These farmers are deeply in earnest in their efforts to secure irrigation tor tholr district, so much -.o that a petition is  being circulated asking the Dominion  government to proceed with the installation of such a system and tho  farmers express their willingness to  have bonds raised on their lands to  cover the cost of tho system, which  they will undertake to repay with interest in 40 yean;.  The petition which Is being circulated among the farmers and meeting  with* their hearty support recites in  part as follows:  To the Hon. W. J. Roche,  Minister'of tlie Interior,  Oitawa, Ontario: 1  Sir,���������We, the undesigned ratepayers and land owners in the electoral  districts in the province of Alberta,  ranging from township 10, range 19,  to range 26 in the south, and township  13, range 19 to 26 in the north, west  of the' 4th meridian, request that the  Dominion government proceed to con-  .'-.ruct and place in operation at the  earliest possible time, such an irrigation system rs has been discovered  from the recert survey to be possible,  as we believe "it is the only salvation  of the residents of our district, and is  of the most vital interest in tlie pursuit of agriculture, fostering the mixed farming ideas, and the future of  our country depends upon the action  to be taktn at once. "  ' Tl meet the cost of construction we  will bond our land, and we are willing  to pay the capital cost of installing  this system with interest at four per  cent, extending the time of repayment of the cost of construction over  a period'of forty years, the first payment of such sum of indebtedness to  become due "four years after'the completion of the canal, thus affordii.g  farm rs an opportunity'to be in proper  condition for irrigating growing crops  in a profitable manner.  \Ve further signify our willingness  to accept the approximate figures of  ���������^OO-per-acre-as-the-likely-cost-of.-  the construction of the canal .and laterals, and we are prepared to pay this  v :m ;:r acre.  HORRIBLE TALES OF CRUELTY  COMMITTED BY THE GERMAN!  FEARFUL STORIES OF PILLAGE AND DESTRUCTION  Took the  Kaiser's Farm  During the Invasion' of East Prussia, after the capture of Tilsit, en  route for Intersburg, the Russians  occupied an estate of the German  Emperor, probably the famous Rom-  inten, where the monarch used to  spend a fev days shooting elk and  other big game every autumn,  Tlie estate comprises a model stud  farm and an enormous garden, such  as Russian soldiers had never before  seen. The exhausted soldiers lay down  on the carpets and slept soundly,  Tho mon laughed heartily at the idea  Certified Evidence of the Work of Fieifdislr German  Soldiers b  Murdering Innocents and Wantonly Destroying  Valuable Property  I have just been furnished with  what is undoubtedly one of the most  formidable indictments yet drawn up  against the conduct of the. German  troops in the field, says0the correspondent of tho Glasgow Herald. It  has been provider by John M. Chretien, au attorney at law of San Francisco, who a few days ago, iu company  with a friend, Mr. Donalu Ferguson,  made a trip into the heart of the  Vosges to see for themselves to whal  extent tho stories of German barbarities were true, li must be stated at the  outset, and emphasized, that Mr.  Chretien has not accepted any second  Land evidence. Times, places and  names', it will bo noted, are giveu  with scrupulous care, and Mr. Chretien took the extra precaution of obtaining wherever possible the cards of  the people with whom he spoke.  The Germans entered St. Die by the  Rue do la IJolle, and though it-: ��������� an unfortified town they destroyed*, every  factory, store, and residence in that  street for .' alf a mile. They destroyed"  them by pouring petroleum over the  floors and setting them'on fire. Not a  single place was destroyed by artillery  lire but all determinedly, deliberately,  ���������with no other reason than that of committing pillage and destruction. Ou  August 29, at 76 Rue de' la Bolle, two  old women and three small 'chlldron  were seen by the Germans' to take refuge in a cellar. At once the cellar  door was saturated with oil and set on  fire by Otto Bauem, of Company 5 of  the 120th Regiment of infantry, who  remained behind to carry out this particular piece of villainous work. Aftur  he had set lire to the house, and when  he was leaviug by the front door, he  was killed, and h ��������� companions returned and buried him in a plot of grounl  in front of the house. Isabel Dem-  houly, aged 65, and Marie, Bompard,  aged 59, together with three children,  escaped by forcing a grating in the  rear of the cellar.  Next da;, through, the kindness of  M.  Mare Francois,  president, of  the  Red Cross, and accompanied by Lieutenant    Georges Raton, Mr.'Chretien  and  Mr.  Ferguson    visited    Sauley.  There they .inspected    the    Chateau  Sauley, only completed four, months  ago,  and converted iLto an hospital  when war broke out.   Five Red Cross  banners  flew  from  the   Chateau  on  "Septt"mb"er"7,~"say3"AIlTT;irrHienrwheii"  Jie Germans opened lire on it. One o^  he bann-rs was shot away;,and the  other, four are now to be seen hanging in shreds.. A shell bursting in the  large dining room where 75 woundeu  French soldLrs were lying '-illeil tliem  all, besides the cure, whose, bo'y;. was  completely severed in two. At the moment the core (Jean Pierre) liad been  ministering to the.wounded men. 'Of  the 300 wounded in the chateau it was  only possible to remove 35 to safety.  The floors of the dining room and library were when I saw them black with  coagulated blood, and In the garden  were to be seen more than a hundred  mattresses saturated with blocd. The  wohle interior is a mass of ruins, but  still the Red Crosj flags in shreds Ily  of sleeping on carpets in their boots, j from tho roofi Tho vll, g   ,t aIf    ',,, h  remarking,     'Thank    you,    William,   was abandoned by its inhabitaiits, was  We slept well,   but   nevertheless we, ' '  burned to the ground, not by bursting  shells, but by the buildings being wilfully set on fire after they had boen:  saturated with petroleum. The empty  petroleum caps -ere visible all over  the place. The villagers had rot fire*  one shot at the Germans. sl  Mandray was the next village visit-  el.   Mere tho Abbe Rement tolt. th*  following story: Ou the night of Sej~  tember 8 the Germans appeared on ih*  outskirts of the village, and consider*-  able fighting took place in the main.  street.    The  French  were compelled.,  to retreat.    As   soon   as thj village.  was  free of the French. the moders.  Huns began    their   atrocities.   They  forced the Abbe to unlock the dooms  of the parish church. They took his  vestments, the altar,candlesticka &n&  other altar decorations, and the chai-  lces, and then deliberately poured petroleum on the altar and on the surrounding carpet.   The match waa applied, aud in two hours an 800 year*  old church was a mass of ruins, only  the   four   walls   remaining standing  Two days later the Germans burieA   -  six of their dead in the chancel. While  one party was thus giving an example*  of its "culture" others were not idlei.  At nine o'clock a party broke into tlie  cottage of Madame Marguerite, a grey-  haired widow of 56 years-of age, Four  held her down, and' she was treatefi,,  in the most hideous way, by the sergeant. Sho fled to the Abbe'a house,  and told her story, which    he afterwards repeated to.. Mr, Chretien ani  Mr. Ferguson ln the Abbe's presence*,  in the very room where' the cowardly  act had been committed. About a hundred yards from the Abbe's house iB  the cottage of Leonio Apy, aged 2_,  and her mother, who had  beeu' bedr  ::''den for thr_e years. The daughter,  who was reading to her mother, hearing the firing, noticing the Germans   ,  approach, and seeing as well the light  of    the burning.church, put out thai  lamp and barred, the door. Almost immediately after the door was forced  and a party of   rcrmans    rushed in-.  They threw, the young woman on th������  floor' and violated her in the presence ,  of her  helpless  mother.    When  tha>  young  woman  recovered  hev senses  shi found .heir mother was dead. -Ois  the morning of September the Abb������"  Remeut,  whilo    ministering , to flv������-  wounded  German  soldiers  whom he>  c"arrie"d~fromrthvvillage~r7tre"ct"-torniB~  lawn, had his house pillaged ' *om top  to bottom by soldiers belonging to the  same compf.ny.as the wounded he wan.  caring for. Thoy took 400 bottles ot  wine,, the entire conents of his cellar,  all his bedding, his pictures, and personal belongings.   In ,the kitchen they  found a bottle of a colorless liquid ia  it.   The Abbo at once warned them not  to touch It, which made two of thera  all  the more eager   to got it.    BofiB  drank out of the bottle, and in an hour  wero dead.   The bottle contained javuJ  water, or a mixt'ire of chloride of llmo  for -"leaning purpores, When the German.1; retreated they took with them  :I0 aged men. from 65 to 78 years 0!  ago.   They forced them to carry tlio.  village spoils.   None of them has returned or.bcen seen or heard of sine*  thon. r  Kilometres snd Miles  Frequently in the French war office  reports or lighting, distances uro  Hinted In kiloiiit'lri'S. The ttiinpleat  wny to cinvort kilomotroH Into nillos  In to dlvli.o ' y two, divide tho rcMiilt  by four, nnd a.ld this two results,  Thus, fiOO lillomctren divided by two  c.iinls G2.G, and G'.'.G added to USO  gives .112.f>; no that there nre that  number of miles In fiOO kilometres, To  convert mllos lnt<������ kl!oni������itro������, mulH-  plv by flBbt and divide the result ���������y  flvo.���������VIctoria CoionlBt.  Germans Talk of Their Losses  Gormnn prisoners appear to unite  In fonrful stories of the mortalities  tholr troops havo suffered In the  war.  A Gormnn artillery officer of the  10th Corps, a prisonor in France,  snys, "Modern warfare is tho gravest miidiioHs of nations. Our companies, which sot off In tho pride  of nuinhood, have fallon from MO .0  70, Cortnln compnnlos of tho I'riis-  slnn Giinrd nro now commanded by  Hinjnlirlgo, or one-yonr volunteers,  nil their officers having dlsiippeur-  orl."  Another Gormnn officer captured  n|, Rliolms Hays: "For tnctlcul reasons tho Guard had to heat a ro-  tremt, (ibiiridoning ion nttbu'ii, Including Gonerul von Schnclc, a colonel, und eight hundred wounded,  Tho 1st Hnttallon of tho 1st Rogl-  mont has��������� not a single officer loft,  I did not tako part for long In thin  bloody lighting, as I foil wound-  ul.  "Prom ono o'clock  11,11. r^y     Ua;,      imlnii),  ulioll  nn   us  without  nur  bolxiy,  nh'p  to locnto tholr guns.  A lloutonant of tho 26th Onrmnii  Artillery Regiment tayt; "The. Kith  Army Corp. hns boon contlnunlly  In tho breach, lighting overy day  dlnoo thn hpclnnlnc nf tbo rnmpntr'n  Most of tho horses nro gono, Tho  French flro hns boon terrific, I havn  boen without food or drink, nml so  tlrod Hint I oould not nit on my horso,  nnd I wnB undor flro from the  French batteries from flvo In tho  morning till nix In tho ovnnlng,  "About noon we were simply  Hooded with shrnpnol shell, and bud  to prink enver behind tbo unnt. Wo  Rhnretl what food thero wns with the  men In fho.blvounc,"  An officer of the I'riiHHlnn Guard  tayt his rfglmnnt only hns llvo ot-  llcfrs nut of fit),  "My regimont," he ttnio*. "l������i a  skoli'tnn: two tliousnnd mnn nro hors  do combat.   Whon will It nnd?"  tho   Fronch nr-  .iiiinimA    mid  shall fight against you,"  Describing the occupation of the  estate a Russian officer wrote: "Afior  a series of terrible battles, we iu'e  reposing on William's mngnlflcent  estate. Undreamt-of beauty is all  round us. The place is splendidly  equipped, so that we havo at our  disposal everything wo could wish  for, nnd wo itro riding his celebrated  horses, and enjoying delicious dinners  prepared by his man cook.  "Vj leclally beautiful Is the park,  with its glorious shndy avenues. It  swarms with raii nnlmals, and birds  aro flying free ovorywhoro. By tho  way, our soldiers, hnvo canr;ht a  William parrot In tho park. It spoalcs  n-nnllent Gormnn, but our mon aro  fondling it their own lnngiuiKO, nnd  lt ls loarnlng to nddross its Imperial  master with compliments I sboiii:  blush lo repeat In company." Tho  horsoR referred lo wore romovnd from  Itomlnton by lho Russians beforo tho  GermniiH roooniiplod that region, and  tlio piizn onl tin wnro aont lo stock  Russian model farms.  To Make Binder Twine  Kitties Roubc Wonder of French  Tlie Scotch liavo given a feart.il  account of tliom.olvoH and have suf-  feral severely, several regliu ts having beon nearly wiped out. In one  engiigonieiu tho ucots Greys clmrgod  with 11 mini ol' tho celebrated Bhick  Watch clinging to each stirrup  loathor. Itenchliig the (ionium lines,  tin, horseman 11 nil foolimiii almost un-  iilhl.'ntod the force of tho enemy at  this point, Tho samo font of putting  two mon tn onch horso was performed l.y the Scots Greys and the Bl.it.  Watch nt Mio battle of Waterloo.  Tho Scots nro a nover-endlii������  soiirco of wonder to the French peasants, Tliry wear kilts of khaki nnd  bare knots. The French at Unit  thought llioir govorniiiniit, hml brought  ovor a foursome rnco of Ainnzons to  holp thon* Tnhl thoso wr>rn SmN-  men, thny romouibered tho mnny  men uf tins raco wlio bud <ii>fti������tud u,o  French kings ngnlnst the English, centuries ngo, whon Scotland and Ung-  land woro at swords' points.  "Vlvont |es I'JcohhiiIh!" thoy cried,  Many of tlu poaHiinls tried to press  gilts ot wine upuii inn hunners, ami  woro (litinppolniod whon tho nigh-  laidnrs, mindful of Karl ICItchonor'a  admonition, refused lo drink.  Chances for Canada  Cnnndlnn trade commlSHloi iru In  Great flrltifn report a lnrgo Inrrriinto  fn tho number of nppllcatlons for Uril-  Ish importers for ('imni)lnn commodities to replace supplies formerly  drawn from 'ho continent and now  cut off by tl"* war. Among lho co.n-  moduli's largely In demand nre mentioned wheal, household and hn rd ware  Riiudi'ii'H, briiAK'H. flannels, tools mid  matchwood, oil leu de_kH, liaauii payor,  ulc.  New Cordrge Company at Calgary  In Operation Soon  Of vital Interest, not only to Calgary, but to tho whole ol! WoBturn  Canada, ls tho announcement that tho  Canada Cor. ngo Company, capitalized  at a million dollars, with suI'L'icienl  capacity to supply wostern farmers  with 1,000,000 pounds of binder twlno  por year will begin building ' operations at Calgary within tho month,  Arrangements for its orgnr.Liitlon,  proceeding quietly In tho city for  somo months, aro now complctod  and the plant will bo In operation for  next yoar's trade The west, It ia  estimated, consumes 80,uiiO,000 pound.1  of binder twlno yearly and has always  been I'acod with a shortage. In addition to ensuring a stonily demand,  the establishment of the Calgary plnnl  will moan clnnpor twlno, as long  freight linu! from nenresl competitors,  W'olliiml, Out., and Chiciigo, aro eliminated.  German Food Supply  Authorities   Take    Measures to Fta  Prices and Arrange Distribution,' ���������  . The Uundosrnth met at Benin to  discuss ways ai menus of consent"  ing tho food supply I'or the peoplo-  duriug tho coming year, and decided,  that, with v.ertnln expedients, tlia>  grain supply would bo ample, ntil tho-  1.015 crop ..nd boon harvested. Tbo  mills wlll bo allowed to convert  larger percentages of grain Ir.to (lour,  10 por cent, of rye may lie added to  whoat flour, und 20 per cent, ot pol,v  t'* Hour added to rye.  It was also decided to prohibit th*  foeiilng of wheat and rye lo llv������  stock, whereas heretofore ono-fourthi  of tho ryo yield wiih consumed iu  this milliner. It was fun her decide^  to roslrlct the amount of ryo unci  for distilling sp|rli������ to r.o per <:eut. ui  lho normal consumption. Tic ium riling of grn'n for specula!lv; pnrposei'  Is prohibit.-!,I, ami coiiipulsory iiulliug;  undor expropriating proecciiiigH provided for. A seulo of maximum price*  for grain wiib adopted, The niiixlmuia.  price for ,������n In 220 murks (Wi) ������  ton for Merlin, with a proportional  difference for oilier clilcs. Tho prlci.  of wheat remain lo marks higher  tluiii rye,  Tlio Oeriiinii Uo.ft Cross has n������  co veil a contribution of 150,J0fl  miirkn (?:{7,.ri(mi irom (ho (lurnmu-.  Austrian Jiciie.f roiiimilteu of Chb  cugo, A coi'ti'lhutioii of 2uii,iti)ij markj  bnd ilready been "eeolvcd from Jilt  com in ("t e.  GRAIN  F'On THE  EMPIRE  Farmcro  /sked  to  Grow   One  Aw������  of Wi.cnt For the Patriotic  Fund  Aciiiik ou Hid liugKesiion irom onu  of A.i'  nu )'ili  Football nnd Cannon Ball  It was a dull dny in tho iretichon.  The sun vim bright, Tlio nlr wns  fresh an I cool. Tlin Hold wns fairly  level, und the daily piipo<* dullvero.i  thut morning gavo the results of lho  latest l.ciiguo ninl dies at home, Mon  important still was tho fuel thnt the  big li-lnch gun on t'.e othor ..Jdo of tho  hills seven miles awny hnd conseil to  troublo our men I'or several ho th. In  other words. It was a perfect d.ij for  a i.niiio of fon'ball!  "I do uot. know the nanui of the referee," writes a wnr corresiiondeni,  "hut I mu told that tho game was Koine along iiHr'Hy 'and the men were  (.citing ju:.t ���������.iiul amount of recreation  and exurclio wliit.lt Is necessary when  you have 'dug yourself In.'  1 lien llm lug Uuriuiiii kuii siititi'd  ���������i.i-.'jIi) mllia anil Tii'.lrt :iw:iy, :u'iil Ur. I nf ll:e nu i-Au-i'; nl j),,. :-u: -,.;;.-;,rn*.*  one nnd then nnoilmr shell dropped [ (imin Grown*.,' Afinneliitlon, dtc'ri-iv  ui.d exploded linnnlessly In tho neigh- (ml org.iiilznllori Ih making 11 uulqu������  borhuod cf the football gaino, Whei, patriotic apptMl ti. the .���������iriuurd of th,#  you have heard and seim thcHo fihollt, province, The appeal |>; tlui meJ*  for a matter of three weeks ;nu nre'grain gr.iwer will .et apart one antt  1     1   ,    * ..       1     it    ..,, 1,1,     .. ..,,!,. ,-   , ,   . r.i , , .  tempt, I ibe pnxectiH irom which will be give.*  "Thus |t hnppined that n shel' foil J to the patriotic fund. The central or-  Just noar enough to one Hide to put' ganlzuilon linn wl���������pie,d thin plan, au H  half n do7en good men out of nctluii I appeals to them ns n fair one. In  and break up nn merry ii gnmo as the! which all runners, wlirdlior fhoy hail 1  trenches ever huw!" puoi crop this year or not, may tak������  pari.  Ah the u.'iHociatlnn Ium ,sr>0 lr ;aln, it  Ih fititlelpntcd Hiu-, f|n> uereago und������r  Ten Men With Hands Cut Off  Ir. n let'.er fo hit brother In Montreal,  from   Km nre,   imporul  rtiaiiley 1 eulliviihoii lor piitriolir purposes will  Cooke, o'(lie Loyal North Lniicuslilro j'������" .'lO.iinu acres,   and iho (-ro;) ut aa  regiment, sayn: j average of twelv.i luiHliel.   por   nrr*,  "I have set e some bad plains In my | a������ thin year, wou.d menu .110,1100 hush*  life, but nothing to thla, Wo hroiiKlu, els of grain, ar nlnioat an _o,w*J  ten of our fellows over lo Kn/I,nid t amount of meiiey. Truly a irbwoif  wiih boili hui.dx cut off at the wrir.it*. 1 odei-ing mm. ii������. iurmurs of ilasluu*  ;>oi &..iA ii\X, but cut oft." , l!.���������.', ..a, wmm  rem s-ewi*. ermmfi^AMB. bhitisH' coiJ3$nnae  .   i 11 i i   Tiir  'in   uairr|-ri rr  Tflitfcrrar* r--wn'i*-nan inr i n ^i i M.M T'Pr^  -���������^���������"W-rlfi ^.v,'  J  of Dinner Sets, and Toiletware at  prices that will make you buy1; 10  piece Toilet Set;.good patterns   '���������     fjj. J. i, u/ O '  The Furniture Store  McPhee (ilock,  A. MoKINNON     Cumberland  CHURCH   NOTCES  MlsVHODlST  CHURCH  SERVICES.  Tublic   Worship���������Sunday,   7  Holy Trinity Church  flM'n*i[r\f*n*o/*i^it1m^*^K.Miif^f������*rjk* t*^*t^'i&^*w&>a*KI'*S\jfj������\  IV1AROCCHI BROS    'I  GROCFRS   &   BAKERS  AND PROPRIETORS  OF  CUMBERLAND  BOTTLING WORKS  ���������of British Columbia, Ltd.  Agents for Pilsener Brewing Company's BEER  Wholesale Dealers iu all Kinds of  Wines and Liquors.  L        SECOND   STREET  S.30 a.m..  Services For    the First Sunday  in Lent.  ^ ��������� ,n u.j. ������.ii. Holy Communion  Uible Study . (S.   School) 2 30   11 a. in .....Matins  p. ni. 7J-* ������" Evensong  Kpworth League���������Mon- . Service    of   Intercession . on  '������������������������������������S 7-3V P- 1U- Wednesday at -8 p. in  U.nao.Apn.yer meeting,   Wed"      Utany Qn Friday at, n00n  .!,- st lay at -8.00 p. in.  " Ladies Aid���������Hirst  Tuesday of  i-veiy mouth, at 7.30 p. m.  I'ti-i-ur. Kur. Wm. KlU-'ir, lb A.  ST C.IiORUli'S  I'RHSBV-  TERIA N'^CHURCH.'  :���������'- ������������������ v'nrs. 11 a. in. And 7 j). 111.  ! a,A (Urt.v-i, irdd p.  in.  ,." nt.Uix SeliNii!. 2.30 p. in,  1' nVr Mwting, ,W���������������liu^il;iy ex on  iyh^'K  ���������" j^o'-rd-^^k^-JLLukl.  ��������� Watch Repairing  1 gN'T SPEND GOOD.  > ONEY for uiconi'.'oH'nti  ���������'U'1 loh Kepairii'/,'. if your  ��������� ,-,1j1i ji ini. kie.'iujf time  .0 .i-iiiely LVA' LIGHTER  I i;.  IT.'   -tive Ua ���������'������ Trial,'  F. Lighter   ������  .''������������������icli-al Watchmaker, Jeweler and  aA-au, SLG-ILO Theatre Building  . -nmberland. B. 0.  y i&s-V.Mariixelli's ���������];  Rooming Housei  I'uvnisln'd    Rooms  Reasonable   Rate-t  1  T  J.  Arthur Bischlagcr, Vicar.  FOUND���������Scow, 20 x 52   feet,  on Dcninai; Island  beach.    Own  er can have same'by   paying   salvage     and     advertising.   .Apply  Kay .Chalmers, Denman Island.  When in doubt.���������play trumps,  liavu Goard tune Your  Piano.  ��������� Factory'Experiences.  ���������L_eaoj.ui__i_ind^^  musicians from the Atlantis to the  Pacific - Copies of same furnish,  on request.  ��������� W.J. CJonr.1 will h������ in this  city aliout April 1st. ��������� Leave orders at, this ofHve, or write direct  to 843. ���������Srh   Ave.- West,    Van-  P. Phillipps Harrison  BARRISTER.AND SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC CONVEYANCING  dunsmuir Avenue  CUMBERLAND,  The Pathe War Gazette, which will be  shown   tonight at Uo  to  NOTICE  Any person or persons, culling,  removing or taking any blocks  timber .or wood, of any desoriptiodn  xslonging to ihe Wellington Col-  dory Co* v., or from or off the land  of the said Oompfiny, or anyone  tipping rubbish of any description  anywhere upon the company's  laud will be pro.-('.-Jilted to tho full  CNteut of tin* law.  J. It   J.OCk'A [',(),  (j i! he nil Malinger,  Colliery Co,y,  NO FLIES ON THAT.ClllLK-  EN.  It appears that a resident of the  _.      ���������-. ..       , Camp, who is in dread, of chicken  ilo   1 heatre,   contains j, }lim., jias ,.eC(.ntiy i,,M������iio.i ������n  scenes of the bom bard-j''u,'''n:iu ll()rM in llis 1,n"8,-������ ,xvit1'  :    , iti 1   ��������� wire crtunection* Svith the eh;cken-  ment ot -    1 iartiepool, j llo:,^  At (.bo..t"eight o'c-.i.u-k  4^m4a-n&l^Chi:^ t;it) j,oni  eOninienceil to IcioirTTjrTTln'cFi^^Tr  racket; guns were seized, a policeman called, and a stealth** ad-  vanee made upon the chiokun-  liou?e.    After waiting   for   some  time for cause of the aiunn to put  'i. .     .  in an appeal ance. an investigation  was made, when it, was found thai  lho door of paid ehickenheiiKe wat;  securely locked,    Upon   cxatuiiisv  tion of the interior, with guns nnd  clubs loaded and at-   point,  it was  discovered that the cause  of   this  ''hair-raising" ahii'iu. was a chick-  the front, and many  other, scenes of interest. This Gazette is  shown every Thursday  Third House 1'ioin    %  11. C   Telephone .j-'  Kxchaugc  i  *      t  t\  nKKWKNT AVHNUK   X  Cumberland,  JJ    C.        '{���������  :?:  i.' ,*,������*^������'t������u������f������������r������������|������������tf������?t������t'*������*������>''*������i<������i*,'i*^i������'t!*''_**'i#  *,*ta*a*******������*****  ������������������������. to ***A������/mAtm*mtt t**vtun**Mmirmmvvtr**'**������***r******'  0. H TARBELL  m, -������ ������u'ww^-r������'i������w������w������>JH>.'������i'mw������������n"������''i  1l<ill t-r i V-'VAMMk.'ftfciM* HHl\i������.������*^-W,M**^fU" ***.������  >i!l������il GRADE  .,...i ...1 KnUII'JN..UTli.N'SILS ���������:���������  isjortsmens Goods J  J  iuul  Seneral Hardware  n  'Yj  NOTIUE.  i.nliiijj nu locomutives'iind   rail  A-ay cui> ol'   the   Union   Colliery  Company by auy   person   or   pur-  soiif���������e.';cc]U lain crow���������ii.- strictly  proh'uiied.    Knijiluyt'ii!-   n'<t  ?ub-  li'f: to <".Mu:i������-al for itihiwiii|;  sam-  I'y order  j.  R.   LOCKARD,  (.iuucralM.'Hui^i..  NOTICK.  Ml, ICrk- I*. lleniiebevg. winhes  lo iinuuiiiM". Umt he '.������' ps������'pared to  givi' le^v'ii!- iu French, Anyone  dc-di'i'U* of inking up course, will  please cuiiiinuuieute with lhe  ,'ibove. A'lilri������-u I*. 0. P.ox d'Ai,  Cuinberlaiid, IJ  C,  Miss Rc-yr.olds, oi the Ilo-Ilo,  can sling ly])e with any printer  in the district We watched her  demonstrate the fact, for a lew  minutes recently. What a wile  she would make I'or a newspaperman. She'is a clever wo- en perched upon the electrii  man. wires.    Tlmt,,biped   was ou to   ili-  job, ami was meivlv lusting the  I'liii'iency of tl'.c alarm in case of  .rraid, That chicken t-liowed  more intellijjonce than "omu lm-  mans,  At  Your  Service  NOTICK.  '    ������        <l    <       t,      t       I'������,<������,       _>.VJV-M'   ���������'    "'   ','   K   ������������������'.*.'   *Jfl   '  f:  ED.   WOODS |  ':' "twUfi- and   Liveryman  Teaming of All Ki:ul>,  VirnCM'' in Ihtm'.v  tlivuii   tlia'. nt ilio  ���������������������~"-������������ I ,,1-vt iiiMttiiiK nf tlio  Hiianl   i.f   licunmi  Cnmmii'HioiiiirH <-f tlio I! ty of C-uulj*r-  luial, I iiita'tvl tn apply fur n  tnirmtor of  lif ������IioliM'il.' lii|uor liciinto b������lil hy  iii'*  iol,i)ill, lil nit  15,  CiiIiiIiimIiiiiiI Town-  -        '        m   ....,, i,;  ?.i a., ,,, , ,^..t...._    ...  <:i.\u mcss.vito.  Dilod K bniary Itllli, I'JI.'i.  iu>*.s i-'ou iuuu:  '.i ir������.;es Rea^ouabb:.  ^v^-v All kinds of IMntiiuj  <���������/ ^J^^' bom: on -llm '.liort-  !*      i*zr<y>('A DMiicr-,   mn]   with  Ladies &  Gentlemen.  Anything you need  in the Printing line  printed with  NEATNESS  ACCURACY  and  DISPATCH  at the  CUMBEEcLANO NEWS  ������������S-S'iX^-S)^������*!������^^^^*^  I'l&t&Q/ti* \f (Vt''?Xi(*/i'a^'>/<!!>'.v������<*:*/���������/?  ,4, vmu������, ihi \mt\t*ihu������.  V;*������ ^V.  '\&>  '���������''fll (">;���������������!   V  W   W $*,1 9 f.'AAoA  ftVAt.  m Mi'i-.iA. Au. Tw.wns|  n,.;ii,���������.Ss ami actiinjcy, ai Tin  ���������fc  ���������fj  it.  ������ '������       ������X������l.  I1<('xl>'!'l,l,,    >.,ti'4.'������.������  iVATON,  Ii. C  ru.M)U.i:i..sNl> NJA'iS niAK'i:.  i  ^,, I������12lv:'jx'������diLKf!ffljltiWfi&  \% Pure Food Insures  p GOOD HEALTH  ty Magic  m Eaki  Eakin  Ovor one hundred and ten milli  ons and n half pis. of fuel oil wai- im  ported into British Columbia duty  free, during tho fiscal year ending  March 8Ist I() I-I. In it nny won  der that the it-land conl trade In  pl.'iok, this amount of oil buing thfl  equivalent of about 750,000 Ioiih  of coal. If wo had but hnlf this  amount of coal lo got out In addi  tion to our present output, our lo-  ctil minoa would he. kept huey the  your round, lt Ib quito apparent  that Huh oil consumption ia striking at tho vitttln of our coal indufl-  try. This utato of affairs if? a very  Bertou* mat tor for   all  concemc;!.  It in np to tho Dominion   Government to eunct luRislaiion for tho  protection of this important Indua  try.  Cumberiand  DYE  WORKS  HIGH-CLASS  DYERS AND  CLEANERS  THE S. S. COWI0IIArt   WILL SAIL AS (JM)Klt,  Coaiox���������Union Uay���������Nanaimo���������Vancouvkr���������Routh  Leaves Comox, Sunday, 3 p. m    " '  Leaves Union Hay, Sunday, 4 p. in ....  For Deuiuan Island, Nanaimo and .Vancouver.  RETURNING���������Leaves Vancouver, Saturday, 8 pm  For Nanaimo, Union Bay and Comox.  Subject to change without notice,-  muiiuutuwiw^ -  a           ; b  3 ,3  5 ',...'                                                   eg '  SUNtlCHT  THIS IS IT!  The soap  that saves  you work, and saves  you money without injury  to hands or  article.  Sunlight Soap  turns wash-  tub drudgery  into   pleasure.  Get a bar of Sunlight  to-day' and try.  Follow  Directions.  H  s  n  3  A\\vniiiiiniii;iiuiiiii:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuii:iuiiiiHi!iiii;iiiiiiiiiuii!:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:^  y  CapiUlPdid Up $11,560,000.  Itosorve $13,000.0  u ^  oThe Royal Bank of Canada.  I DKAFTS   ISSUED   IN   ANY���������' OUttUENUY,   PAYABLE   ALL  I OVER   THE   WOULD.  I SPECIAL ATTENTION pahl lo HAVINGS ACCOUNTS & interon  3 '1  a   nt higho������t Current Unlet* allow ci on i/ci.o. its of 1.1 aud upwards,  3  OUMBERLAND, B. 0 , Brtinch, Opon Dnilj      D. M. Morrison, Mgr.  UNION "PAY, B.O, Branch, Opivii Ini y.      F. Botworth, Mgr-  g  COURTENAY,   B. 0, Branch, OpenDuilv.lt. H. Hardwick,  Mgr  %^:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii������iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini--  :llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliuilllllll!llllllllltllllllllllll.#  0  V. BO.piO^ft  Manufaottirer o������ MINEBAL WATER  CUMBERLAND  P. 0. BOX 482  PHONE 30....  1 Thomson's   Boeirding   House  Has Now Heen Opened Up and is  prqweil to reci'ivt- boarders  (?)  1  ���������<5>-  (���������)  d)  (������)  (!)  Y*)  if  Hoard by the Day, Weelt or  Month  ���������Rtasonable Rates���������  XXTm^*    T^l,^**^������^*������       Dunsmuir Avonuo, Noar Fourth    ^ (  Wit!.  TnOmSOtl Stroot-Cumberland, IJ, 0. -,      $ \  ���������ir  .���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������imwii���������wn-   ���������������������������������������������1���������^-������������������  11-rrii���������m������������������  \    ���������'.    ��������� '    (.' Til .    !i  ;*l . '. k t'lHt'i rl..:  \ 1' ir.l'-p.u 1*.  .-.ly  r  '     Mv,  \V'Mf������. r.-ifid ?.Tfistfr u\\e''i\  1 1     ������'   4  !'In:     Indvpmd'.-cnt     Dithv    i������ij'.'������  '     <   ��������� i ������������������)''    -  < >(.������iU1..av.-,    wi.l    pav     Iriiiyi. |''j*i .1'  ltl< <��������� A.t d\it-. .\i>.   j j. an otficjal vi-tl   -.'Vi  ij  ^ !  )  v.i->.\ i**ri������l.iv ���������.'V'-uiui;,  Povvde  '-siires Puro Food  c- w. c.;i.Lr.T7 co^ ltd*  tuft***. Cat.  Cleaning  Dyeing  ilg#l  O  J,    N.   MoIjEOD      ���������Pr.OPRIEXnr,  KnijIUh ���������! x HUIITON' tXm.y* mi Up ulto, tlio (auimiii MIIAVAUKKU  HKKKS���������AiilininiT, llobumia'i, .SohUsr.. .Vo. "OLl> UUKY UIIAIIU"  SCOTI'II WHISKY. Boat Whim and Liquors of all kinds  'Ftitf tioarding and i.oilnittfj L)>.p'������rtinc������<t. irmli-r thn niiuiMliiUr uu^riiiiMMlmum  will lu Jwui ������i fiift e'.-vi". in every renjirut.  and Pressing  H'tx: Loot to .Junk ol Oman-ic,  ��������� ." '.r.tttwrr Avu. 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