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Array U*. ii'-unui'L' vtnws
Can not be done any I el ter,   uml {
not quite so well anywhere else *
hereabouts.   Our type ami inauhiu- j
ery Is complete nntl The  He view j
prices ire right I
Classified Ads.
Mnke your little Wants km.
tlir ugh ll Classilled Aiki-lti.-i-lii
iu The lieview   -   -   ���   Phone
VOL. 5
New Seven-Roomed House, Barn and 20 Acres of
mostly Cleared and Fenced.   Close in-
Low  Rent,
Full  Particulars from
Telephone 10 COURTENA
\a_y   \J*   /m   I  M
$6.00 Per Ton
*   Delivered in Courtenay
AU Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
0. Increase in Prices
We have been notified by the
manufacturers of an increase in the
prices on all Electric Lamps.
We have, however a fair stock
on hand, so our presett prices will
hold good until the ioth of January
Our prices ou lamps up to and
including 60 watts is 35c each,
After January ioth, our price
will be 40c,
Courtenay Electric
Light, Heat and Power
Company Limited
Local Lines
C. J. Moore is selling his fancy
teacups and saucers at $2 per dozen.
W. Stittliflfe left on Sunday,s
boat on a trip to Seattle.
I). T, Bubar left on Sunday's
lio.-it for Viincouver,
Frank Mnvitz has severed his
connection with the Royal Standard
Clriiin products ngencv. He is succeeded by Mr, Brute Towler of this
The Creamery, tbe Courtenay
Hotel, A. Urquhart and R. Grieve
are busy harvesting; ice fr0in Maple
Lake this week. The ice is about
8 iuchts thick and is of good quality.
C. J. Moore is clearing  out his
childrens shoes at reduced prices.
( Wood For Sale- $4 per load cash
Teaming  and   carting   done.   L.
Alexander, Courtenay,
Don't forget to see Bell Hur at
the Agricultural Hall Friday night
C. J. Moore is selling men's oil
skins at cost to clear.
A number of trout were caught
in the slough on the past two Sunday's by local anglers.
The Annual Meeting of the
Comox Creamery Association
Ltd., will be held in the Agricultural Hall on Monday,
Jan. 27, at 8 p. m. W. A.
Urquhart, President.
Part of a house, unfurnished to
let. Apply Mrs. Halljday, Courtenay.
For Sale���Cow in calf, quiet,
good milker. Cheap for cash, Also quantity of hay. E. J. Four-
acre, Happy Valley.
Go to McBryde's for quality
Good family cow for Sale��� Giving o_e and  a  half   gallons   milk
daily.   Milk test 5.5,   $55  cash
Phone 79F.
C. J. Moore is selling, children's
all wocl hose at 25 and 35 cents.
For Sale Cheap���House in Orchard lately occupied by Dr. Morrison, Small cash payment balance
to suit customer. Apply A. H.
Peacy, Cumberland.
Full size Mahogany piano, good
condition. $100 cash. Apply
Review office.
Welding���cast iron, aluminum,
brass, steel, etc,   Ford Garage.
F< rd Garage for Nobby, Good-*
year and Dunlop auto and bicycle
tires and accessories. Bicycles for
Remember the  Masquerade Ball      Mrs, R. McQuillan was re-elected
to be held in the Agricultural Hall School Trustee 011 Wednesday.
on Tuesday evening next.
Courtenay   Hotel
Cniiifiirt   With Moderate Kates
Best Wines . T. BOOTH
and Liquors Prop.
Safety  First
Go to
For Fresh   Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery  and
Soft Drinks.
in connection
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Comox Creamery
55c per Ib. this week
Mrs. F. C. Brock returned from
a week's visit at Vancouver 011
Sunday's boat.
Work was resumed at the Logging camps on Monday, and the
usual quota of logs again passes
through town daily.
Those who have Red Cross work
compl.ttd will please hand it in to
Mrs, Fairburn or to Mrs, Parkin
on or before the 26th inst. so as the
next shipment may get off promptly.
Rev. T. Menzies will show the
story of Ben Hur with over 8,000
square feet of films, at the Agricultural hall on Friday evening, Ben
Hur is one of the most popular
books eyer wriiten, and many will
doubtless go to see the story illustrated,   Adults 25c, children 10.
The Annual meeting of the Women's Institute was held at the
home of Mrs. Wm, Duncan on
Tuesday Jab. 9. The following
officers were elected. Pres, Mrs.
W. Duncan, Sec. Mrs. C. Campbell, Directors, Mrs W. Duncan,
Mrs, Eric Duncan, Mrs. W, C reave
Mrs, w. Smith. Mrs. C. Campbell.
Anglican Church Notes
3rd Sunday after Epiphany. Jan
21st 1917.
8,30 a. m. Holy Communion at
St. John's. Courtenay,
11 a. in. Holy Communion morn,
ing prayer, at St. '.Andrew's Sandwick.
3 p. m. Suudav School at St,
John's, Courtenay.
7.30 p. m. Evensong and Sermon at St, John's. Gourtenay.
7.00 p. m. Evensong and sermon
at Holy Trinity. Cumberland.
The heating of the church of St,
John's, Courtenay, will ,be greatly
improved by tbe addition of another stove which will be placed towards the chancel end. Not only
will this new stovelieat the church
but we hope it will also have the
effect of bringing the congregation
more to the front, we regret that
owing to a misunderstanding the
church last Sunday was so cold,
and we take this opportunity of
assuring our congregation that the
oversight is not likely to occur
The annual meeting of tha farmers Institute will be held ou the 26th
Mr. Geo. Hillier of Ladysmith,
spent the week end with his daughter, Mrs. E. J. Johtistou,
The Electric Light By-Law will
be voted upon on Saturday. The
Council intend holding a meetiug
in the Agricultural Hall this
(Thursday) iv niug to discuss the
New Store
w. Suttliffe will open his Gent's
Furnishing store in Marocchi's
Bakery building in a few da' -
Masquerade suits will be ou view
ou Saturday morning, Secort
your costumes early.
The annual supper of   tlie
byterian church was held last "������
day week, and was a decided
cess.    The tables were  pt.
corated   and   loaded    ��
viands and presided ova ���-,
of handsome   matrons.    A
booth at one side did   quite
pectable   business.     The
given b* the choir  was easiti
best musical event Riven in  C
tenay for a long time    The
under Mrs,   Robertson  is  m
great progress    Rev.   T.   Me; .
gave an illustrated lecture 011   >.':
gara Falls which was very int
ing as well as entertaining.
Following is  the meteoro
report for 1916,' w. Bayley
server, Laze.
For 1916. Mean Temp. Precip
Jan..          18.6 4.80
Feb.          32.7 5.44
"March       40.3 4.95
April         48.i 1.S6
May          53.8 .78
June          58.3 1,24
July          63.0 2,08
Aug          64.4'' .11
Sept.          56.3 .16
Oct.            46.1 *,.oS
Nov.           36 -;
tab >o
we guaranTEA
the QualiTEA
of our TEA
Chas. Simms
Watchmaker Jeweler and Optician
Gives Special attention to the fitting of
Spectacles and Eyeglasses���Each Eye
Tested Separately
Prices away below those  charged in
Vancouver or Victoria, at
a imnmi tobacco of the finest quality
The Author:   Well, how
like iii.v play?   Didn't you fl
cliuri li r ceni  realistic?
The Critic: Intensely so.
itieat   many of us   actually
Seep while ii uns oil,
lln- i';i"- li.-i In- hud been
mi n linal interview wilh
incline, who bad avoided
morning-. Hr was very n
with her! bul, although he
of sub-consciousness that
he hail nevci'
unable to
I.atly  Em-
liini thai
iit-h in love
had a sort
she tlid not
been able
ii the mood
.urriblc in    I
.its I
FOR those on your
Christmas list to
whom you wish to give
something that combines good taste, beauty
man's Ideal Fountain
Pen. It lasts for years,
perpetuating theChrist-
mas sentiment, and
more and more emphasizing its value as an
article of everyday convenience.
Plain or gold and silver
mounted in all sizes and
styles. Whatever you wish
tn pay, little or much, you
;an give the genuine
Waterman's Ideal, recognized the world oyer as
the standard fountain pen.
At Ht'Hl Stores.
BclMillltill.   Sulci)', rorksl or
llnitulsr tyiw.-r ��� J- Wl.   M,0O,
SS IW. tipto SISII.OII    I'en points
e_or_r_RM slier Christum W
Slill r.Il.V liii'J'l.
I.. C. W.lfrsiin Csmpinj
which he
iking the
."il, nud his uneasiness of
lot assuaged in any way
fledge thai iiie marriage
...ily Ursula ami Paul
���li briil becn arranged at
. had turned oul disas-
ni'lv r*laur;e.
ovcr lhe. pages of tlle
a paragraph caught
irouscd his curiosity.
ni account of an out-
1 upon a man on
idge Between ten .'.ml
i llie preceding even-
delails in Ihe descrip-
atlaeked aroused his
aitscd him to search
s for further particU-
H'.rd, I..,* <*��� C... Limited
dislike hii
in gel he
pliiiim- of
���So he -
mind w .
I.;,   lh,   ki
ht'tWi'l r.
Payne,  wl
Oare Coa
trouslv al this i
'  As i,.- turned
Morning   I'm t,
bis  eye  which
It contained .
rage coniiniiie
Westin.'iist".;' .'..'���'
half-past Ur, or
ihg, and certain
! tion of tint; nr.ii
attention, ar,;.' i
the other papci
Finally lie sVarted up, in a stale of
grea* excitement, convinced that llu
man who had been assaulted ami up
on whose face some corrosive acid
had been thrown, was no other than
1'aul Payne.
Without letting anyone know o
this discovery, for he 'felt convinced
that it was nothing less, he informed
his mother that he. was going up to
town and would not be back till the
following morning, ami then caught
thc next train lo London.
lie reached Wintersand between
six and seven o'clock, and had to
walk to the earl's place, through the
driving snow.
On asking whether be could see
Lady Gravenhurst, lie was taken into
jr!>* drawing-room, where the countess was silting with Lady Emmeline. Thc girl looked up, blushing,
when she saw Hugo, and after a few
words expressive of surprise at seeing him again so soon, she left him
with her mother.
"I've conic," said he, "because I
want to speak to Lady Ursula, but I
thought 1 had belter see' you first,
and ask you to break the news to
ber." lie handed the cutting from
the newspaper, and gave bis reasons
for thinking that the man assaulted
was no other than Paul Payne. "You
see," he added, "that hc has been taken to St. Thomas's, and she ought
lo bc told."
The countess was agitated and distressed by the news, but she showed
a certain stiffness towards the brin-
ger of it, which was, however, as nothing lo the stiffness shown to him
by Lord Gravenhurst, who entered
the room a fe\v moments later, and
was informed of Hugo's suspicions.
Thc carl was curl, cold, and seem
ed to think that it was Hugo's fault
that Lady Ursula bad made an un
happy marriage, antl that bc was to
blame for all later developments.
Hugo bore this like a lamb for
some time; but by and by, when the
earl thought that thc young man bad
been squashed quite flat, Hugo
plucked up his courage and protested.
"You know," lie -said, with a combination of mildness and firmness
which seemed lo the earl audacious
in the extreme, "that if only Lady
Ursula had shown a little more pa-
liencc, this wouldn't have happened.'
"And if she had not bad the misfortune to make thc acquaintance of
a man into whose antecedents his
friends ought to have made inquiries
it would have been'still less likely to
happen," saitl the carl.
"Oh, yes, I scc that. Lady Ursula would have remained unmarried,
and would have become a nun, , or
something of that sort," said Hugo,
not perhaps quite aware that lie was
touching upon thc very point Lady
Gravenhurst had advanced herself in
favor of thc visit to Oarc Court.
"? -rely no marriage would havc
been ���cttcr than such a onc as this,
Mr. Jackson," said Lady Graven
"1 don't agree with you," persisted
Hugo staunchly. "When I first had
the pleasure of meeting Lady Ursula she was morc like a saint in
painted window than a living woman.
Marriage has humanized her, now
hasn't it?"
"Really " began the carl, amazed at his impudence.
But Hugo went on with an engag
ing smile.
"After all, it's better to have to
suffer something than to go through
life without any sort of adventure,
isn't it?" he said. "I am sofry that
Payne should have turned out to
indiscreet in   his friend-
great honor for him lo marry one of
your daughters, Lady Gravenhurst,"
said hc, "and that he is not worthy
of such an honor. But then who is?
If you were to wait to find men good
enough lo marry Lady Ursula and���
and Lady ���Emmeline, you would have
to wait for ever, wouldn't you?"
The carl began to be interested,
Lady Gravenhurst was smiling a little.
Hugo went on quite cheerfully:
"I speak with feeling, because there
is one thing 1 wish for more than
anything else in llie worltl myself,
and that is, that I might have the
honor of marrying���Lady Emmeline," he wound up nervously. ' "Pray
don'l say it's impossible; i don't
know whether she even likes me, bul
I thought it more proper to come lo
you antl tell you what .1 feel before
trying lo lind pluck lo speak lo ber."
"Well, that is very proper," said
lhe earl.
And the countess agreed with her
husband, although slur was shrewd
enough to guess the truth thai Hugo
would have proposed long ago if he
had received sufficient encouragement,
They asked liim to stay to dinner,
ami in the meantime I.ady Gravenhurst went upstairs and lold Lady
Ursula of lhc news Hugo had
brought. Within ten minutes Lady
Ursula was on her way to London.
* ,  * * *
Hugo, afrVr dinner, found an opportunity at last of obtaining Lady
Kmincline's views on marriage.
-And il began to appear that there
was not so much divergence in their
views, after all.
Late that evening, Paul Payne, lying swathed in bandages, in a private
ward of St. Thomas's Hospital, was
told that a lady was come to scc him.
Speaking with difficulty, for the
acid thrown by the vindictive Evans
had burnt his tongue and his lips,
Paul asked that she should bc
brought in to him.
"But tell lies first," said he, "that
1 shan't bc able lo sec her."
A few moments later, Lady Ursula,
very white, very unsteady on her
feet, was brought into the room.
Paul heard her footsteps, and held
out his arms.
"Paul, Paul, forgive me," said Lady
Ursula , under her breath.. "I was
hard, wicked, and this is what I've
done to you. Forgive mc! Oh, will
you ever forgive me?"
Hc laughed faintly.
"Do you know," lie whispered
back, as hc held her hands in his,
and turned his head with its sightless
eyes towards her, "that I was glad,
When Lord Eastling and his sisters left Oare Court for Wintcrsaiid
that morning, Hugo Jackson felt
restless, discontented, uneasy, and
after making himself exceedingly disagreeable to everybody, lie gathered
together as many of thc morning papers as he could find, and walked off
with them to the library, where he
seated himself in a deep arm chair,
put his feet on a big square footstool,
took out his cigarette-case, and prepared to try to dissolve his ill-humor
ovcr Lady Etunielinc's departure in' havc becn
uolitics. , I ships, and���and   given   to   practical
Hc  was very much  distressed by [jokes.    But, at any rate, he's a very
good fellow,   and awfully    fond   of
When Your Eyes Neeo Care
I7��e MurineE;eMedicine. r*������-n_rtln���-l-.e!.
tlM��� Acts Qulckljr. Try II for Red, Weak,
���ore Kjes__.Or_niil.tsJ Rjreliils. Murine Is
eompounded bj our Q.iillets���_ot ��'""���,*,,
J-r-etlce to* _,i���y-e��r_ Now dedicated to
so*. ��� unlle >nd ���iiltl by Druggists at SOc per
Bottle. Murine Eye 8_lre lu Aseptle Toliee.
"5. -nd Sua. Write for book ot tlie Eye -Tree.
MurlntE-s-fltrns-dr'CorriM-n- Chicago. Atl-
N.      U.      H3f
Lady Ursula. And she looks ever so
mucn !._i*?ier an<l handsomer than
she did before she was married," ne
went on firmly,
"?."".!!���. " said the earl again.
But Lady Gravenhurst was rather
amused by the young man's stolidity,
and interested by something underneath. ��'' ich she guessed was to lead
to developments.
It did.
"Of course I know that it was
glad when this happened?"
"Yes. Because Ihen I knew you'd
The. sobs seemed lo try to burst
her breast, as she bent over the bed
and begged again for pardon.
"Child, don't talk such nonsense,"
saitl he. "You havc nothing lo do
but to forgive me, And I'm going to
earn the right to that, Oh, .1 am, I
can tell you,"
"Will you ever be. able lo see me
again, Paul?" wailed she under her
breath. "Will you ever be. able to
scc���your child?"
"1 think so, I hope so. And if I
don't, why, you'll have lo be eonlenl
with a blind husband, Ursula, and
read the papers to me, the. sporting
ones, too! Come, now, how will you
manage that?"
Hc was not trying lo be. lively lo
raise her spirits; he was talking merrily because he, was 'happy, happier,
perhaps, than he had been rincc his
And listening In his leasing, I.ady
Ursula gradually dried.her tears and
grew happy, loo.
* * * n
il was two months later than this
when a station, fly drew up al the
door of Sir .Morton Crcslow's Yorkshire scat, and a tall lady, closely
veiled, spoke a few words to someone inside, lhe vehicle, got out, rang
thc bell, and asked to scc Lady
She was admitted, ami thc white-
haired lady received Lady Ursula
with open arms.
"I hav been wondering what had
become of you and why you did not
visit me sooner," she said.
Lady Ursula smiled. There was a
quiet radiance ou her beautiful face
as she said���
"I have been away at thc seaside���
with my husband."
Lady Creslow drew herself up.
"J thought," she said, "that you
had separated,"
"So far from that," said Lady Ursula, who had begun to tremble, "I
have brought him with mc today. _ I
want your permission -.lo bring him
into thc house."
Lady Crcslow drew herself up, and
the hard expression which was characteristic oi her began to reappear.
"I warned you'not to do that," she
said drily. "It is hateful to mc to
have to refuse, but I must."
"You will be sorry some day, if
you don't relent so far as this," said
Lady Ursula. "1 ask you to let him
come into the old house for five minutes, to say that he has stood once
more in the old home."
Lady Crcslow looked searchingly
into her face. The events of lhe past
two months had not been communicated to her, and she knew nothing
of Paul's misfortune.
"Has he leformed then?" she asked
"He has.. I can undertake to say
"Then lei
again.    Ynu
iim come in and go out
won't expect mc lo rc-
Buy Matches
As you would any other
household commodity ���
with an eye to full value.
When you buy
You receive a generously-
filled box of Sure, Safe
Eddy s "Silent
Parlor" Matches
you like.      But you ...
said    Lady Ursula,
"Not unless
must scc him
She went out of the house and returned in a few moments, with her
husband leaning on^ her arm. 'His
face was still scarred, and his eyes
were still protected by a shade, but
some measure of sight he would recover in time.
A low cry broke from Lady Cres-
low's lips. She caine from the adjoining room, where she had been
watching her long-lost son.
"Mother," said he, as she took his
hands and looked with streaming
eyes into his scarred face, "you will
forgive mc. You will have to. For
she has done it, and she had more to
forgive than you."
(The End.)
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W.      N.      U.      1137
Duke of Connaught
Remembers Boy Scouts
Nearly One Hundred Medals to Bc
It is announced that His Royal
Highness the Duke oi Connaught before leaving Canada donated close on
onc hundred silver and bronze medals for distribution in the interests of
the Boy Scouts Movement throughout Canada. These medals bear the
effigies of their Royal Highnesses thc
Duke and Duchess of Connaught
with the royal coat of arms on the
reverse side.
They will probably be distributed
as awards in contests designed to
further thc work of thc association
in this country. Announcement oi
the exact terms and conditions ot
these contests will be made in the
near future. Thc Duke of Con-
liaught's great interest in the Bo\
Scouts' cause is well-known and this
further signal proof of his approval
will be greatly appreciated both h\
the Scouts of Canada and by all theli
THfcl-.AP.ON BstfM
steal micceit, cures enact.ic weaknkss. tost vicog ',
-NIKS EITHER NO t* ���-���.-__, IST��� or MAIL SI POST 4 CT*
MlT.OOVX SlAUf A_.i''E_- TO ALL Cit-H'-liNU PACKET!.
$100 Reward. $100
The readers ol this piper will bs plttst.
to learu that there is st least One dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure in
alt its stages, and that is catarrh. Catarrh
being greatly influence' by constitutional
conditions requires constitutional treatment
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and
acts through the Blood ou the Mucous Sur*
laces of the System, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, firing the patient
strength by building up the constitution and
assisting nature iu il-iu. its work. The pro.
prietors have so much faith in the curative
powers of Hall's Catarrh Cure thst they offer
One Hundred Dollars for any case that it
(aits to cure.    Send for list of testimonials.
Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,
Ohio.    Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Rumania's Weakness
The failure of thc Rumanians to
withstand the onrush of the Austro-
German forces in Transylvania is attributed to tlicir lack of guns. They
also lack barbed wire, and a foolish
adherence to the old style of Russian
trench, which consists of a. surface
covering, instead of a deep dug-out.
Thc correspondent who writes thus
affirms that in leadership the. Rumanian generals arc unversed in thc
new tactics of war. Instead of Rumania being prepared for the present
order of warfare, they are very far
behind the times.
Do It Now.���Disorders of Hie digestive apparatus should be dealt
with at once before complications
arise that may be difficult to cope
with. The surest remedy to this end
and one that is within reach of all, is
Parmclee's Vegetable I'ills, the liest
laxative and sedative on thc market
Do not delay, but try them now. One
trial will convince anyone that they
are the best stomach regulator that
can bc got.
Contracts for building a large number of pulp mills arc reported to have
been lct in the United States.
Pains  and   Aches   Yield to   Sloan's
Liniment, the Family Friend
When your joints become stiff,
your circulation poor, and your suffering makes you irritable, an application of Sloan's Liniment gives you
quick relief���kills pain, starts up a
good circulation, relieves congestion.
It is easier and cleaner to use than
inussy' plasters or ointments, acts
quickly and does not clog the pores.
It does not stain the skin.
Vou don't need to rub���it penetrates.
Certainly fine for rheumatism, stiff
neck, sciatica, lame back, toothache,
I-'or sprains, strains, bruises, black
and blue spots, Sloan's Liniment reduces the pain and cases the soreness.
Its use is so universal that you'll
consider Sloan's Liniment a friend of
the whole family. Your druggist sells
il iu 25c, 50c and $1.00 bottles.
Sloarfs 1
Mother's Troubles
Mother's unending work and
devotion drains and strains her
physical strength and leaves
its mark in dimmed eyes and
careworn expressions���she
ages before her time.
Any mother who is weary
and languid should start taking
as a strengthening food and bracing
tonic to add richness to her blood
and build up her nerves before it
is too late. Start SCOTT'S "
today���its fame is world-wide.
No Harmful Drugs.
Scott S. Bowne, Toronto, Out      l*-4 '
Surgery and War
Is Made More Efficient By Lessons
of the War
Humanity can only have a faint
idea o. the great debt it owes in this
war to modern surgery. Some of us
may have entertained a thought that
die surgical and medical treatment of
ihc soldier has not kept pace with
the horrible mutilations caused by
modern scientific machines of destruction.
An efficient medical service has a
great influence on the morale of an
army. A soldier has to make great
sacrifices, and thc knowledge that
behind thc guns is mobilized a highly
skilled army of surgeons and nurses
encourages liim greatly. The mind
cannot conceive what the horrors of
war would be in the absence of thc
Red Cross service.
There is a real comfort in the
knowledge of what surgical skill can
accomplish nowadays,
All mothers can put away anxiety
regarding their suffering children
when they have Mother Grave's
Worm Exterminator to give relief.
Its effects are sure and lasting.
Concrete Highways
New Zealand Studying tbe Subject of
Good Roads
The New Zealand authorities, both
local and national, are carefully
I studying the subject ol Rood roads,
realizing that this is the best way to
open up the hinterland of the Dominion. The roads of the country,
iu the main, are nol in very good
condition, There arc some good
stone roads about the larger centres,
but few of them extend out more
than 25 or 30 miles. Their upkeep
has been found very expensive, especially in the northern part of the
country, since the rainfall is heavy
and washouts arc numerous because
the. stone used is soft and grinds up
Of late, much has been said in regard to the construction of concrete
highways and it is thoughl that this
will be far cheaper in the long run
than tbe stone roads as they are now
constructed, for the reason that the
upkeep will bc so very greatly reduced. It is estimated that a-mile
of 12-foot concrete road 4 inches
thick could be built in New Zealand
for $2,000 more than a mile of ordinary stone road, on which there would
be a saving in upkeep for the first
five years of at least $1,200, while at
the end of ten years there would be
a saving of $7,000 or $8,000.
Caretaker: Sir Walter Scolt spent
a night in this room, 'lire wc 'avc
a complete set of 'is works.
Intelligent Sightseer: Left 'cm behind, 1 suppose?
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Germany's Coming > Mercantile Fleet
A writer to thc old Quarterly Review is telling* an astounding story in
tlle pages of that magazine. In substance be says that 37,090 men are at
work in the three government shipyards at Whilemshaven, Kiel, and
Danzic, and 57,000 in the big private
yards. All these yards are working
24 hours a day. The object of this
lavish array of workers is lo erect
ships that will beat anything yet on
tbe ocean, so that at onc great stroke
of united action, the Germans will
capture the trade of the world.
MMBiea   TO,'0WTO- ___; mohtw...
The Object
"Concentration! Concentration 1
That is what we need in this age.'
declared an incisive voice, the voice
of the young man familiar with rrto-
dern catchwords. But his elderlv
companion looked at him over her
"Perhaps I am wrong, but it seem *
to me that it makes a lot of difference what you're going to concentrate on," she answered slowly, with
an indescribable little emphasis o_
the last word.
She was right. The trouble with
the great mass of unsuccessful mar:
kind is not so much lack of conce--
tration as it is concentrating on _
wrong object.
Doctor Tells How to Strengthen
Eyesight 50 per cent* In One
Week's Time in Many Instances
Freedom from Asthma. ���- Asthma
is one of thc most distressing troubles, sudden in its attacks and prolonged in its agonies. Frequently
many things arc tried, but nothing
seems to give hope of relief. Dr, J.
D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy is the
onc help which' can bc depended
upon. If you have tried olhcr remedies without success, do not fail to
get at once a package of this uniformly successful preparation.
A Vtct Prescript.to Tea Can litre Pttlt*.
and Use at Home
LONDON���Do you wear cUteee? Are
you a victim of. eye strain or other eye weak-
ueaseaf If to, vou will be |la4 to know
that according to Dr. Levis there ta real hope
for you. Many who1-* ej-ej were failing 17
they have had their cyct restored through the
principle of thi. wonderful free prescription.
One man says, after trying it: "I wat almost
blind; could not see to read at all. Now X
can read everything without any flaasrs and
my eyet do not water any more. At night
they would pain dreadfully; now they feel
fine aU the time. It was like a miracle
j me,"    A lady whe used it taya: "1 "he ttnios*
��here teemed haity with or without glasses.
] ut after using this prescription for fifteen
days ever/thing seema clear. I can even read
fine print without glasses." It it Relieved
j that thousand.-, who wear glasses can now dia-
caid them in t reasonable time and multitudee
more will be able to strengthen their eye*
to nt to be spared the trouble and expense of
ever getting glasses. Eye troubles of many
descriptions _eay be wonderfully benefited by
foflowbig the tiaple relet, neve * *__e fr>
tcriptioa: (.0 tn auy active drag rtar-t *.-���*
get a bottle ef Bon-Opto ubict*. '���-��� ���-���* ���*&*���
Bon-Opto tablet in a foortk .. a < ���*���*������ <"
water and allow to d-eaoiv-i W th thi* *i*sm**i
batke the eye* two to four times daily tin
thottld notice your eyea dear up p-er-.epa._u>
right from the atari and ixti lanintiwi will
onickly disappear. If your eyea *". bat_.--r
tog you, even a little, taka stem ta ta-r*
them now beicte it it too ;_,-t Man? -*���:������:
lesaly blind might have bees aarred 3 -lev fea-4
cared for their eyet in um<c
Note: Another prese-nest ?'-.f\*-:\n tj
whoa the above article wu -ti-bmmed. WMt:
"Bon-Opto it a very remsrhable re-nedy. Ita
comtiluent ingredients *stt wei! iso*n a eminent eye speoalists and widely prescribed bw
them. The nanafactnrers guaxanm tt m
���tren^tben eyesight 50 per cent, ia one wee-fa
time in many iiutucsi or refund the -nonc-ft.
It can be obtained fro_a any gocd -i.-iggiat)
���nd tt one of the rtrr few o.--rcA���_.;<���������'. !
feel should be kept oc hand ior iegli-kr __tn
in alrcojt every family." The Vila**** _.---:g
Co., Store ft Tororno, will fill your -.riers J
yonr druggist cannot.
Seek Aid for War Anim_.it
Big Orange Crop
The coiniiu-i'ciiil orjingc crop of Ununited Stales shows a probable increase ot 2,035,000 boxes ibis year.
An estimate issneil by tlie Department of Aftr'ieultnrc places the crop
at 23,8.5,000 boxes, of which the California production is 17,500,000 boxes,
or 2,*150,000 more than last year, and
that of Florida 6,335,000 boxes, or an
increase of 185,000. The Florida
grapefruit crop is estimated at 1,900,-
000, a decrease of 100,000 boxes from
last year.
Foolish to Try
"Hc threatened to blow
And what did you say to him?"
"I told him he'd bc foolish to try
it, as hc had never been successful
shooting at small targets."
British Society Begins Campaign to
Raise $500,000 in America
Thc Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of Great
Britain, which is the Red Cross for
dumb animals in the 1'uropean war,
has established an American auxiliary in New York City, and is shortly
to begin a campaign to raise $500,000
in the United Slates with which to
care for thc thousands of army horses and mules whose suffering, it is
stated, "is one of the conspicuously
pitiful features of the war."
Under the chairmanship of tl��p
Duke of Portland, and with thc patronage of the King and Queen, the
society is mobilizing the resources in
an effort to enlarge the. facilities at
the various fronts for allevialiug suffering among the army animals and
for saving thousands of artillery
horses, cavalry mounts and transport
mules that otherwise would be lost.
K. H. Recs is tlie society's delegate
to thc United Slates. Hc has obtained the co-operation of thc American Society for Prevention of Cru-
lty to Animals, whose president,
Colonel Alfred Wagstaff, is helping
him to form a committee of prominent New Yorkers. Henry Bcrgh,
treasurer of thc American society,
has agreed to act in a similar capacity for the auxiliary.
Teacher: Who can tell me the
meaning of a "round robin"?
Bright Boy: Please, miss, it's what
that burglar was doin' last night
when they uabbed him. ��� Buffalo
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.
Rat Traps in Trenches
In the French trenches at lhe war
front rats have become a plague, and
the soldiers, after many other experiments, have adopted an electric defence. A trough is evacuated along
a rat run adjoining trenches, and
over this arc placed three wires, running parallel to each other. A constant supply of electric current is
maintained in the wires, which arc
spaced only a few inches apart. The
rats in crossing the trough come in
contact with the wires, resulting iu
immediate death.
Use Rubber To Save Leather
-It Is Needed In The War!
Rubber Supply Is Ample���*
Leather Is Scarce and Very High
Leather is being- worn out faster today than ever
before in tbe bistory of tbe world, while production
is considerably less than a few years ago. While the
consequent shortage is keenly felt by the civilian
who has to pay half as much again for his own and
bis family's shoes, it is even more serious for the
Government, which must supply hundreds of thousands of soldiers.
Rubber, too, is being used iu enormous quantities on account of thc war���onc British manufacturer,
. for instance, is working on a rubber boot order for
the army which will take 14,00-0.000 pounds of rubber,
fabric and chemicals. But the supply, thanks to the
great rubber plantations in Britain's tropical Dominions, is easily keeping up with the demands, and raw
rubber, despite a war tax of 7*/,ri, is actually cheaper
today than before the war. So, though the fabric and
chemicals used cost nearly double;'rubber footwear
bas not gone up very much in price.
These conditions naturally arc leading thoughtful,
thrifty, patriotic Canadians to save leather just as
much as possible by wearing rubbers, overshoes, high
rubber boots and heavy farm rubbers. In addition
to the very substantial saving in cost, rubber footwear has decided advantages for wet or cold weather
around thc farm or in the woods. Thc men like its
warm, dry comfort tinder all conditions, and thc
women like the way it sheds thc dirt instead of bringing it in to melt and track around thc house. For
the children, too, particularly if they are walking a long
way to school, rubbers and overshoes mean a great
deal in warmth, comfort and protection against colds.
"Doing Without" Rubbers or Overshoes
Is Simply Thoughtless Extravagance
A   \V.
Courtenay Review !-?,'iclli".ff,1'" ":"f':",,'i' t0ra?,v'T6
,,,       ���������'._     . iHines Walker Hornby.   Canndinn
nd Comox Valley Advocate ���* ,, ,.       ���",      . _.
.���., v    u���..i.i���.,i _.    Forestry Butt , formerly <-f Lour-
N*. It
Subscription $1 50 per Year ill Advance
TH0RSDAY JAN, 18, 1917
���I' lln
I   MM
-;,-.,s,,:il���-r,   Pllbisbed   at     ***"-<*B".Y ont t  , .u...... ly   _
C.-urt-U-v. B, 0. , teiiHj,.B.   0.    Tho   ..���mee   was
noDW; Kditorand Proprietor' GO*-limited by the Rev. \V. S-Hler,
pastor, in the presence of ninny
friends. The bride, who wns giv.
en away by her grandfather, Mr.
D. Houghton, wore a very jirrtty
dress of ci'ebu de cheiiii with brid- I
nl veil and orange blossom, and
hei! bouquet ponaialud uf oiclllds
nnd chrysanthemums. Hursis'ei'i
Miss Lil Bersey, wae (lie In idea-
maid, mid her dress was of mauve
crepe, with hat to match, and
carried a bot'Ono! of pink begonias
and elirysautliemiims, and a silver
purse, the gift of the biidegroom.
Company Quarter-master Sergt.
Palmer, of tlie Norfolk Cyclists,
was the best num. The reception
took place at the residence ot tlie
bride's mother, and the happy
couple were the recipients of heaps
of good wishes for their future
happiness. They left for the
honeymoon later in the day, when
"" g dress  was a
rm'tLj^y A   ., *W
'���_->���,! ���_/_������
'reduction of lumber in the
tintiiin ilir-ini't of!', C, in 1916
v, il nn increase (if 71 per cent
iiiiput of 1015, The toll, wins was 270,000,000
stocks nt the present
below normal, Less
limn hn million -feet of American
lumber mitered weslei'ii Canada.
Tbe talo of industrial activities
'���oiitiiinea, Additional shipbnild
ing in wood nml notably in steol
four v_gg���|. being under construction in Vancouver at the present
lime, lumber mills re-openiup,
the large mill at Nauoose Bay affording un instance, the re-open-
iugo'l the I/ulysiiiith smelt,-)', the
mining  revival  well maintainec'
extension of the fishing  industry 'IV""-. "'"v'" ""c' ,'" "'" ""���*>
,      <\, J the brides travelling dress  w
more munition orders*���these are
but a few instances.. This is what
is calling, for greater agricultural
production, fur population is re-
"iii'iiing in the province, and it
menus wider nnd more extended
markets fur the fanners than hitherto. Tlle great lliing is to cater
for lhe certainly greater demands
This great family journal never
pretended to be an agricultural
jotiral, but if our 'hit-in-the-back',
traducers will take the trouble to
read their copy they will find that
in almust every issue during the
oast four years something has beeu
said about land and agriculture,
Besides this, all the Agricultural
bulletins issued by both governments have been published in our
columns whenever they seemed to
us to have any interest to British
Columbia fanners. If these bold
back biting jawsmiths had as much
foresight as they have hind sight
or if they knew as much about their
own business as the Editor of tne
Review knows about h'*> business,
they would have a good deal less to
say than they have, ai d might be
considered lit persons to conduct
the City's business.
A Bridlington Wedding
~ On Thursday, Dec. 21, nt the
Baptist church, Bridlington, the
marriage took place of Miss Norah
navy blue costume with hat to
match, and skunk iurs, the latter
being the gift, of the bridegroom.
The wedding presents were from
many friends, and had been
thoughtfully selected.
A Shadowed Christmas
'From Bethlehem a weary way
Past Calvary, to Easter Day."
Lo, tllis is our Gethsemane,
Tbe darkest hour tbe world lias known
Since Christ was slain 011 Calvary!
But hear���in every dying moan,
(The million deaths that nations mourn)
In every hardship dumbly born,
In all the loneliness aud tear,
Abore the noise of conflict hear
The voice that broke in agony���
"Could ve  not watch   an   hour   with
Hie?" '
Beside the cross upon the hill
The little crosses stanil today,
And Judas counts his silver till,
And Mary weeps beside the  way.
He knew one would deny his name,
He knew the awful death was near,
For all the world be bore the shame-
Is it for us to cringe in fear?
They paid the price, they kept the word
Thus far our men have followed, Lord!
Then steel our hearts  with  thine  own
Uphold u  in the final hour!
Saviour! in daik Gethsemane
Help us to watch an hour wilh  Thee.
"From Bethlehem a weary way
We follow iu His steps, today."
Jan. 20
Muslins and Cambric
Nightgowns, Combina-
nations, U n d e rskirts,
Princess Slips, Corset
Cover-, etc.
Special Bargains in
Embroidery & Laces
In the report of expenses of the
Patriotic Concert, R. McQuillan's
account was only $5,50. and the
Kersey, second daughter of the I Agricultural Hall, Electric Light |
late J. P. Ber sey and Mrs. Ber-, Co. B Grieves J Davis, and Mr.
sey, No.   7   Flam borough    Road
Embroidery Edgeings 3,
4, and 5 inch widths at
10c per yard.
Corset Cover Embroidery
at 35, 40, 45 cents per
Flouncing!, Skirtings,
and All-over embroidery
all at sale prices
500 yards white flannelette at 10c per yard
300 yards heavy striped
Flannelette at 7 yds. for $1
Extra wide width Flan-''"'
nelette,   best quality, 5
yards for $1.
Heavy   brown   Turkish
towelling at 50c per pair
Large size Turkish towels at 60c per pair.
Irwin gave their services free.
P. McBryde's
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
Tha Best and cheapest bread in the district
14 Loaves for $1, 7 for 50 cts,  4 for 30cts, 2 for 15 cts
We invite anyone to dispute the above advertisement
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite the city ball
Esquimalt   &   Nanaimo  Railway
Through Passenger Trains -eave Courte-
tiay 11:35 on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday for Victoria and  Way Stations
RETURNING-Arrives at Courtenay at
16:10, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Steamship tickets on all lines to all parts
of the world. For particulars etc., address
Dist.  Psii lj.r Agent, Victor!-
Agent Coirrtenty, Phone R 60
The Correct Shoe
for Women
The tendency in fashionable costuming to make
the feet more -noticeable
caused us to stock an
unusually attractive
range of styles n Invictus shoes for women
Ladies High  Top Black
Patent shoes with white
Kid uppers, black buttons and Louis heels
Ladies High Top Black
Vici Kid shoes with Gray
and Bronze Clo'h Tops
Buttton, with Louis heels
Ladies High top Velour
calf shoes with black
cloth tops, Buttons, with
Military heels
Ladies    Black    patent
pomps, with   white kid
uppers and Louis heels
R.ya.S.atHir-l Flo it
Mike, tha Big, Clean  Loaf
A lolE ol Hr.nl Yike'l with R.OVAL
STANDARD .LOUR c.i mot be otherwise Hi in bir, el ��� in, bri {111 jn I fHly,
li r.u.ii.' vi i .ir.' patting inl i it h ��� :le ni-
���esl aii 1 ]> i -.'.I PI i ir il i-|> mibl * l > ii ike
Mile fr i u 'th ��� li i.rrti only of tlle
cli ii..'.'':'. C Hindi in ����� i - it ail 1 in id i
CUiYM-riiiliit-l,' fi. ��� from dirt, fluff
or lint.
N��.rt time o'r.ljr R ) ' VI, STANDARD.
Royal Standard Grain ProJucts
Phono 33, EnJ ol Bridge B.' Towler,  Mgr.
��� i*_S__a_S_____S���___IS____mS    '-* '.__���
Crown  and   Bridge Work
Painless Extraction
Fees Moderate. A!l Work Guaranteed
Office Open Tuesday, January 9th
Touring $495 ;   Runabout $475
F. O. B, Ford, Ont.
E. C. Emde, Dealer (or Comox District
Auto, Launch, Motor Cycle, Gas Engine and
Bicycle Supplies,   Repairing, etc.
Phone L46 Courtenay
Do You Talk Directly Into
the Telephone ?
You should. When your mouth is close to the Telephone
you do not have to talk loudly, and you can be heard more
easily and distinctly.
The uatHral conversational tone, spoken directly into the
mouthpiece, carries clearly to any local telephone and to most
Long Distance points.
Telephone transmission is a matter of voice direction not
voice force,
British  Columbia  Telephone Co.
Practical Shoemaker and Repair
Next to Hardy & lliscoe
LEATHER      .     ��� u at.        .
Willard s Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,   Lap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
Ice Cream
^WTr.'s v?d ?t-*a*l,Ccv.e-.iy
When In Doubt
Play Trumps
Have Goard Tune Your Piano
Factorj- Experience
Recommends   Irom   Leading  Musicians
Irom the Atlantic to the Pacific.   Copies
ol same furnished on request
V,7. J. Goard   will oe   ill this city   about
Oct.     1.     Leave orders at this  Office,
or write direct to
845 ��'.h   .v: i W;   .   Vine.
l____--__________B__r___E_L::.___*"* ���;���.������_���:.
'3 /f'*':r. [ ���"���
��� ���:... '���'.'.
Simpiy a little rub with a cloth keeps the highly bur-
hed cooking top always glistening, dustless clean, with-
out blacking; in four pieces it cannot warp or bulge.   ���
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (freo ol oxchanrjo at
any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of fivo per cent per annum from tlio date of
Holders of this stock will have the privilogo of surrondorinn, nt par and accrued interest,
������the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue
In Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other liko short dato security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quartor of one per cont will bo allowed to rocognized bond and
stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock wliicli boar their
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
It won't be hard to decide what range you want ta your
kitchen after I show you the Kootenay's special features.
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
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"Prod-ce more ia 1917"���Hon. Marti- Burrell, Dominion Minister ol Finance.
For sale by C. H. Tarr-e" & Son, Courtenay
WR lire exteneinr our already extensive field seed business for
1917. It is the desire of the Canadian Government that the
people produce as much as possible during the ensuing year,
and we are arranging with the leading dealers throughout llritish
Columbia and Alberta to carry a complete line of ROYAL
STANDARD FIELD SEEDS. These seeds are the choicest it is
possible to secure in the World's Markets. They are Government
inspected and carelully selected for purity.
Seeds should be purchased early as prices inevitably advance as
the Season progresses. In all probability the market will be short
and it will be difficult later in the year to make purchases.
Order ROYAL STANDARD Field Seeds MOW/ If your dealer
cannot supply you write us and, we will ship to vou direct,
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co. Ltd.
The Bacon Hog ���
A Great Opportunity
From 1904 to 1914 Canada's ex-
port trad, with Britain in hog products decreased and Denmark's increased.    From 1914 Canada's ex
port bacon trade has increased and
Denmark's has gone the other day,
showing a falling off of 73,000,000
pounds. For th. fisr-al year ending
March 31, 1914 Canada's export
of hog products totalled 23,620,851
pounds for 1915 the total was  72,-
036,025 pounds and for 1916, 144,-
150,3.9 pounds. The United states
expeiienced a like increase But
so far as Canada is concerned, there
is another side to the shield. On
June 30. 1916, there were fewer
liogs in this couutry than at any
time during the previous ten years
and from 1911 to 1916 there was a
decrease of one million. This serious -tate of affairs, as well as the
opportunity that is before the coin-
try is concisely and vividly pointed
out in pamphlet No. 21 of the I.ive
Stock Department at Ottawa, entitled "The Bacon Hogs and the
British market" for which Messrs.
John Bright Live Stock Commissioner, and H S Arkell, Assistant
Commissioner, -art-Joint^ responsible, and can lie had free on application to the publications Branch,
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa
Particularly unfortunate, says the
pamphlet, is the decrease iu the face
of the rare opportunity that is Offered us to further extend our
''Wiltshire side," trade with the
British market, a trade that for the
vear 1915 amounted iu value to
$15,957,652, Inview of the facts
here set forth il is hardly necessary
to further refer to the gravity of the
situation or to the opportun'ty that
that will be lost if our farmers and
breeders do not bestir themselves.
The joint authors point  out  that
while we are not for specified reas-1
mis to occupy the matket  for   fat
hogs, that for the bacon hog is ours
for the asking.   They also call for
regularity   in   the  supply.    "We'
cannot" they   say,   "go   into the!
bnsi'iess for six months in the year
and then go out of it for six month
without having a general average
of price that is unprofitable both to
produce*;  and   packer."   A   good
crop of hogs isVequired each month
of the year.    "If each farmer," the '
pamphlet says in conclusion, "main
tains even one, orjat most, two sows
and rainages these fand   their  offsprings properly, there can be buill
up in Canada a very important and j
remunerative  industry,   not only'
yielding a permanent profit to the
farmer, but as well materially   assisting hi pre erving the'commercial
stability of the Dominion.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.    Sunday School
aud Bible Class 3 p. ni.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 a. ra.   Evening service 7:30
p. m. All welcome
Barrister and  Solicitor,   Notary
Phone 6 Courtenay
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Ciuiue Kxcellea
Wm. Merryfield
Your Printing!
Cannot be done any
better or any cheaper anywhere else in
B. C. than at the
A mass meeting of farmers was j
held in   the   Agricultural   Hall,
Oonrtenay, last Friday evening to
further discuss the formation {of aj
Funnel's Union.    A large representative gathering assembled from
tlio s-iiiToiind'ng districts including Denthi-n  Island   and   Oyster |
River.    The chair was taken   by!
Mr. R. IT. Hnrfoi'd, c'-airman of
the Provisional Committee, who
gavo-an outline of the objects   of
the Union.   It was   unanimously
resolyed to toi-lli a branch Association for tlie district and  the Provisional Committee were then die-
solved and the following   cleoted.
President, Colin Jackson, Esq.
Vice Presidents. W. fiaikie, of
Penman Is,, R. II, Hurford, of
Coiirtenay. I
Committee, Cnpt. Vigors,'
Messrs. W. Urquhart, V. Baylcy,
R. England, S. Calhoun, H."
Bridges, \V. WoodhiiB, M. Ball,'
E. Parkin, W. ',Wain. G, Game,f
C. Pigott, E. Davis. J. Pritchard, I
G. Dalsiii'1 and J. Piercy.
Hon. Secretary, G.  Hardy.
It was arranged that delegates
ebonld attend the mass meeting
to be held in Victoria in February
Several important subjects were
brought forward and these will be
taken np when the Union is fully
formed. There is 11 > doubt that
it is high time the farmers banded
together nnd we wish them every
success. Farming was the first
ndnstry on the face of the earth,
but they are about the last to form
their union. There is no doubt
that when the Union is in work ���
ing order it will he of universal
value not only t<> each farmer but
to th" Agricultural industry generally.
Palaee Livepy
Horses and   Buggies for  Hire  ���*.
Terms cash.
We also attend to wood hauling
Courtenay phone ij
Lourtenay  Tailor
Ladies and Gents Suits
Suits $27 up       Pants $7 up
Cleaning1 and
$1.15 cp
Rep ilriiiff, Etc.
Gents clothes kept in order by the
month '2.50
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Store, Union St., Courtenay
Courtenay Review
I have just installed a cider mill
and am prepaied to make cider
every day. Bring your apples and
cider vessels:
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and SteamBtting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Courtenay
Sand and Gravel
Rates Reasonable
11 uu,  '.ii D-WiiiiMJiii.' ii'iu!|u>i"Jiv^i"- ^mm*
Buggies and Express Wagons
AU Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
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Best Nerve Specialist
In England Was Consulted
But Nervous System Failed to Respond to Treatment
Nervous disorders frequently result
from injury lo thr* nerves it, accidents or because of the shod, to the
The writer of litis let I rr ivas injured in a mix-up with some rolls,
remained unconscious for ihree
weeks, and in spile of continued
treatment in hospital .could not obtain restoration of tlie internal
nerves wliicli control the action of
the digestive and oilier vital organs.
He travelled to Europe and consulted
England's greatest nerve specialist.
Relief was only temporary, in spite
ef many treatments used.
llis letter Rives lhe facts briefly
and tells liow he was finally cured by
using Dr. Chase's Nerve l''ood, Can
you imagine any more severe test of
this great ncrvr   restorative?
Mr. Henry F. Venn, Ccfu Ranch,
Malakwa, B.C., vvrttcs: "Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food has restored my nervous
system   and    given    mc new health.
Having met wilh a severe accident
seven years ago, from which I was
unconscious and which lefl my
nerves in a very sore plight, I was
treated by doctors galore and con-
su!t"M one of lhe greatest nerve specialists in England, but nothing
seemed to do me much good. Hypo-
phosphites and, in fact, all and every
kind of nerve mixture in almost every form was used, but never will)
more than temporary ^benefit.
"Hut Dr. Chase's Nerve Food lias
acted very different]}', for it lias
buill up my nervous system until I
feel like my old self again. If this
medicine will do for others what it
has done for me, 1 sliull not regret
having written this letter. I have recommended the Nerve Food personally to many, and shall always esteem its great restorative value."
Ur. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents a
box, all dealers, or Kdmaiisoii, Hates
& Co., Ltd., Toronto.
Cost of Plowing
It lias been estimated that it requires approximately 10 horse-power
hours to turn mi acre of land. When
thc team goes at a good speed, one
plow will turn about two acres in 10
hours, This will require that the
horses travel 176 feet per miiiule and
exert a continuous pull of .75 pounds
or 1S7.5 pound'; per horse.
According to statistics compiled by
the United Stales government, horse
labor costs 12 1-2 cents per hour. At
tliis rate 10 hours' work will cost
$1.25, which may be said to be the
average horse cost of plowing an
Your Liver
is Clogged up
Tlmt't Why You'.. Tired���Out of
Sorts���Hate no Appetite.
will put you right
in s few- day .
Tliej>   do
tlr-ir d_y.
Biliousness, tndiseition, and Sitk lleaiechc.
Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Prico.
Genuine mint bear Signature
Reims Cathedral Falling
The Germans are having their revenge on the Cathedral of Reims for
their losses at Verdun. They have
re-taken to shelling lhc historic
structure. The olhcr day the 1,000th
shell Mruclc it. The buttresses arc
giving way, and if the shelling continues the building is bound to fall
entirely. Working parlies, who were
endeavoring to repair thc breeches
caused by, the fire of the enemy, were
aimed at. The iiumililary conduct of
the enemy has been reported to the
l'ope, who has appealed to the Kaiser
lo give instructions to stop this van
i*t ^������^tym^^rsnmr^tv^.
Won Fame on Its Merits. - Thc
unbounded popularity that Dr. Thomas' E'clcctric Oil enjoys is not attributable to any elaborate advertising, for it has not been so advertised,
but is entirely due to the merits of
this Oil as a medicine. In every city,
lown and hamlet in the countrj it is
SOUglll afler solely because of its
good qualities.
"Tli'. horse of yours interferes."
"Wai, he ain't iuterfcrin' with you,
is he?''
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget  in
A 1 nited States Chamber of Commerce i*r about lo bc organized in the
Cily of London. A similar institution
has brill iu operation iu J'aris for
tvvcnlv years.
A Smile-
because it guarantees unequalled
service���from Christmas to Christmas ��� over and over again
Gillette SafetrlW
It's the "safest" gift you can select,
for every man shaves, and knows that
in the Gillette yoti are giving him tlie
best equipment that money can buy.
His appreciation will be SURE and*"
Christinas Gillette displays will be in
the windows of all the hustling Gillette
dealers���Drug, Jewelry, Hardware and
General Stores���everywhere���in a dozen
styles or more���priced from $5 to $25.
Gillette Safety Ra_o. Co. of Canada, Limited
The Annotated Guide
C. P. R. Publication That Keeps a
Record of.the Progress of
the West
No publication issued by the Canadian Pacific Railway is better
known all over thc world than the
"Annotated Guide," describing every
station along thc line. Issued originally at the suggestion of Sir William
Van Home, it has passed through
many editions and is now a fair-sized
book owing to the great increase in
thc cxtcul of the railway syslem, It
is Interesting to look over the rarly
issues to sec liow Canada lias progressed. In 1888, for instance, Winnipeg hnd a population of onlv 25.000,
Fort William 1,-100. Regina 800, Calgary 2,400, Lake Louise had not been
discovered, and Vancouver was
proud of Its 5,200. Indian Head was
famous for the Hell harm, of which
the "Annotated Guide" remarks:
"The furrows on this farm are usually ploughed four miles long, and to
plough one furrow outward and another returning is a half day's work
for a man and team. The work is
done with an almost military organization, ploughing by brigades and
reaping by divisions." Toronto is
described as "distinctly western in its
activity  and energy."
hn rti.v nml um.-k.iv t, m .a wiih
Par Sale br All Dealers
Do.qi.as eX Co.. -top'rs   Mapa-M. 0_L
it is easy in the world to live after
the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after one's own; but the
great man is he who, in the midst of
the crowd,- can keep with perfect
sweetness the independence of solitude.���Ralph Waldo Emerson.
In tho hospitals of England magnet*
have been developed that will dravs
fragments of slirapnel to the surface
from a depth in the flesh of even six
inches, anil steel-jacketed bullets have
been drawn out from a depth of more
than two inches.
Al the invalids' Hotel in Buffalo,
N. Y., are many as wonderful electric
machines, high frequency currents, X-
ray, violet rays. Then ih. Pierce has
equipped the Sanitarium with every
known device to aid the siek and in the
Surgical Department every instrument
and appliance approved by the modem
operator. The permanent cure of rupture/is accomplished here without pan.
:,nd with local anaesthesia, Gravel removed in many cases without pain and
tho patient can return home cured in a
few days.
Or. It. V. Pierce, nearly half a century ago, devised uml used two per-
iciiptions which were almost unfailing,
ihiry were made wilhoui alcohol or narcotic, extracted from roots and herbs by
u-'iiig pure glycerine, The ingredients
.ire made public.
Dr, Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is a tonic and blood purifier that circs
pimples, blotches, sores, humors, eruptions and diseases of the skin.
Nothing stands as high to-day in thc
estimation of thousands of women as
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription���this
is a soot hint; nervine, Fur girls about to
enter womanhood, and for the days of
middle age Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription should always be on hand. In
liquid or tablets. Write Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo., N. V.
Dr, Pierce's Medical Adviser, cloth-
bound, sent free to you on receipt ol
r'Oir (or stamps), Customs duty and
mailing prepaid.
Dr. Pierco's Pleasant Pellet, ire the
original little Liver Pills. These ,'iny
sugar-coated, anti-bilio.u gr-flule��'**-t_e
smallest and the easiest to take. One
little Pellet for n lawlivo���three for a
Spots on painted walls come
off ��� easily���when you use
Old Dutch
A New Winter Wheat
A new winter wheat has been developed by selection at Kansas Agricultural College. The variety selected from was Turkey Red, but Uie selection, known as P 762, has given
an average yield of 30.7 bushels per
acre for su years, as compared with
26.5 for tlie parent variety, hi the
extremely unfavorable season of
1912, when wheat winter-killed severely in Kansas, it produced forty-
eight per cent, more than tlie Turkey.
Thousands of thankful mothers
thioughout Canada ���* many of them
your own neighbors���speak with the
greatest praise of that splendid medicine, Baby's Own Tablets. Many
mothers would have no oilier medicine for their little ones. Among
these is Mrs. Albert Nic, St. Brieux,
Sask., who says: "I have becn u'ing
Baby's Own Tablets for the pasl
seven years and they have done my
four children a world of good. I
would not be without them." Thc
Tablets arc sold by medicine dealers
or by mail at 25 cents a box from
The Dr. -.Williams Medicine Co.,
Brpckville, Ont.
Manager (to critics, afler the
show): Be as charitable as you can,
boys' Remember that tonight's receipts go to thc starving Belgians,
and Ural none of thc cast has had a
square meal for two months.
"Perkins is down and oul, isn't
"Oh, yes���lie told me tlie other day
he was paying cash for everything."
Professional Prevarication
Physician to wife (upon receiving
invitation to join three fcllow-
practilionrrs in a rubber of bridge):
Here I am, dear, called away again.
Appears tp be a difficult case, loo.
There arc three other doctors on the
spot already.
The most obstinate corns and
warts fail to resist Ilollovvay's Ccru
Cure.   Try it.
Very Likely
The case concerned a will, and an
Irishman was a witness, "Was the
deceased," asked tlie lawyer, "in the
habit of talking to himself wheu
"I don't know," was the reply.
"Come, come, you don't know, and
yet you pretend that you were intimately acquainted with him?"
"The fact is," said Pat, dryly, "I
never happened -to be with him
when he was alone."���London Saturday Journal.
Miller's Worm Powders will purge
the stomach and intestines of worms
so effectively and so easily and painlessly that'the most delicate stomach
will not fed any inconvenience from
their action. They recommend themselves to mothers ns a preparation
that will restore strength and vigor
to their children and protect tlirm
from the debilitating effects which
���result from the depredations ol
Blue-Eyed the Best Workers
The people who have always
thought of tire blue-eyed girl as the
sweet, gcnlle, little person by comparison with her black-eyed sisters
will bc surprised to learn Hint thc
blue-eyed type is the best worker in
the ammunition factories. ���Baltimore
"Ves. niv wife's gone to Hie Thousand Islands."
"How long for?"
"Well, 1 advised her lu spend a day
on each island."
I   ue- cured of painful  Goitre by
i hath nn, Ont.
t    was cured   of Inflammation bv
Walsh, Ont,
I was cured of Facial Neuralgia by
Parkdale, Oni.     f. 11. BAILEY.
Diana:     I    hope    when  vou many,
Aubrey, it will be a love match.
Blase Hi-other: My dear Di, of
course il will���wilh a wealthy girl,���
Minard's  Liniment Cures Distemper.
Carrey:  Phwat's a batik?
Maloney; Well, it wurks like this:
For instance, Oi pui money in au' ye
draw it out.
Casey: But how docs lhe bank
make anything?
Maloney: Sure, they cither knock
down part of pllwal Oi put in or
short-change yc on phwat ye draw-
N,       V,
Words  that express  tho
tenderest sentiments    of
the huiuau heart.     Mother Is the nro.it beautiful wont in the language.
When we tlilni of the worries of childhood, the sleepless nights and the anrti.
ous momenta that mother endured to bring us to . Manhood and Womanhood,
shouldn i wc give greater thought to tlie comforts of father and mother whea
travelling from home.
We, as hotel-keepers, In the inieiest oi the future prosperity ot our invest.
nirnt, nre compelled to give considerable ihouglit to the creature comforts of all
our guests,
And il you fc��'l like giving father or mother a trip at any time, ad-i*e tatrr-
tliey are in Toronlo, to slay at the ���,
,  The House of Plenty
The nouse of Comfort
I'oth our hotels enjoy reputations second  to none lor comfort, cle.nli.M_. ���
EuroMan""'! fl*''" *' ""<i nU* "*  ej"r"l,lc*1-'   "--sonable.���America? M
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(Both   former  Westerners) ". . ��� li
Muster of the Flagship of Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition
Unfolds in a Graphic Manner the History of the MomenKws
Trip Undertaken after Loss of his Ship
When Captain Robert A. Barllett
���ailed out of the navy yard at Esquimau, British Columbia, as master ol
the Karluk, thc flagship of Vilhjftl-
rour Stefansson's Canadian Arctic
Expedition, on June 17, 1913, he
wrote to a friend al Boston: "This
will have thc North Vole trip 'beaten
to a frazzle,' "
And it did. hor two reasons il
proved to Captain Bartlctt himself to
be tho most momentous irip of his
life. First, ��� because lhc Karluk,
which was an old whaler, was not
built for withstanding ice pressure;
and secondly, because the winter of
1913-14 was unprecedented in the annals of Alaska.
The financing ami direction of the
expedition had been originally undertaken by the National Geographjo
Society; but the Canadian Government felt that since the couniiy to be
explored was Canadian territory il
wus only fitting that the expedition
fly its flag and be financed from its
treasury. And so, at the earnest request of Canada's Premier, Sir Robert Borden, the. National Geographic
Society relinquished its direction.
Thc main work of the party aboard
lhc Karluk was to bc the exploration
of the region lying west of the Parry
Islands, and especially that portion
lying west and northwest from
Prince Patrick Island, if land were
discovered a base was lo be established -on it, hut if ice were encountered, then the party was to work
round to thc southwest corner of
Prince Patrick Jsland-r or, failing
that, to the west cc-fner of Banks
On June 17, 1913, thc Karluk left
Esquimalt and made for Nome,
where she stayed until July 13. The
next day she reached Port Clarence,
and after staying there some thirteen
days to make final preparations started out on thc great voyage. She
made two stops further north for
trading purposes, and then continued
on her journey, encountering the first
ice about August 1. Misfortunes
seem to have begun early, for seven
days after meeting the first ice thc
Karluk was caught in the pack and
it was found impossible to use the
engines. However, the vessel got
free from thc pack ice some days later and managed to get as far cast
as Lion Reef, and here, by the end of
August, she was caught and frozen
The freezing in of the Karluk put
back the work of the expedition,
which by this time should have
reached Herschell Island; it meant i
year's delay, for they would have to
wait until thc next summer before
the ice would break up.' It meant,
too, thc serious problem of providing
a winter's supply of fresh ineal for
thirty-one human beings.
On September 20 Stefansson and a
party set out to obtain caribou and
fish. Before starting out he left with
Captain Bartlctt a letter of instructions, with directions what to do if
thc ship should bc driven from its
position by storms. Five days later
a terrific gale sprang up, thc ice began to move, and finally the vessel
began to drift, wedged in on all sides
by masses of ice.
The drift continued and the Karluk was at the mercy of the masses
of moving ice.    In October she was
drifting along in a northeasterly di
rcction, and thc ship's company pre
pared for an extended stay on    the
moving ice.    They   set   up    winter
quarters on board and made   them
selves,  as    comfortable   as possible
during thc gales which blew continuously through October   and November.
The sun disappeared on November
11 and the ship's party set about making the best of the long arctic winter. Watches wcrc arranged, work,
recreation, and exercise all had their
allotted place, and on Christmas Day
the party indulged in sports on the
ice. It was Captain Bartlctt's fourth
Christmas in the arctic, and he calls
to mind other Christmases he spent
in the polar regions. The Christmas
dinner was a merry affair and the
menu plentiful and varied.
But during the night of New
Year's Day ominous crackings wcrc
heard throughout theship���it was
thc ice pressure asserting itseli. Ten
days after this a great crack appeared in thc vessel, and the men prepared to leave her. There was a rush to
save all the stores possible, and lhcy
wcrc just in time, for on January 11,
1914, thc Karluk sank in thirty-eight
fathoms of water.
In the camp that was set up near
the locality of the wreck the party
spent the winter, following the routine set up on board the vessel. Captain Barllett tells, with a liveliness of
detail, of the activities of the company of shipwrecked explorers; of
the parties that set out to make the
landward journey, and of the final
migration of the whole company to
Wrangcll Island.
It wat a long, painful journey, but
by March 12 land was reached. The
expedition   was lost,   however, and
Devilish Devices
Captain Bartlett felt that assistance
must be obtained at whatever cost,
and the risk was undertaken by him,
as being responsible for the safety of
all those who had been placed in his
cure by Stefansson. So on March 18,
accompanied only by a young Eskimo and v/ilh one sledue and sevcn|
dogs, he set out to gel news of llle
disaster before the auiliorities at Ottawa.
Now begins a wonderful laic of
Iravel across the ice,.Captain Bartlett started out and walked ovcr the
frozen seas 200 miles lo the Siberian
coast, and ihen for another 501J miles
eastward to get a ship for Alaska.
The journey look the two men ovcr
two mouths; it was a trip never accomplished before by any man, an
adventure ou which untold dangers
and sufferings were experienced.
But at last Captain Bartlett and his
companion reached Alaska, and on
May 29 he telegraphed to Ottawa
from St. Michael's for rssistancc, On
July 13 hc made the return trip to
Wrangcll Island in thc Bear, the
���United Stales revenue culler on arctic service. But the Bear had to put
back into Nome for coal supplies after nearly reaching Wrangcll island,
then she resumed her voyage of rescue.
On September 8, a schooner was
sighted near the locality in which
thc shipwrecked party had been left.
It was the King and Wingc, and the
Karluk party was found on board.
They had been rescued by the
schooner, all but three, who had died
at Wrangell Island camp, and by October 24 the whole company had returned safely to Nome.
This is the story which Captain
Bartlctt relates in the book "Thc
Last Voyage of the Karluk," with an
earnestness that comes only from
one who has fought with the stern
forces of nature in the frozen seas.
Yet it is touched here and there with
a humor that lights up thc grim perils of the arctic regions.
British Determination
Paris Writer Pays Strong Tribute to
' Britain
One easily understands the rage of
Germany against England; the Germans know well that it is Kngland
that has broken the arch. We French
have reason to be proud that wc were
able to halt the invasion at the
Marne, writes a French author. The
Russians have also the right! to attribute to themselves a large part in
the victory ��� when they cast up thc
balance sheet of their sacrifice of
men. Each of thc other allies will
have his share in the glory of the
overthrow of the danger which menaced Europe.
But should we have arrived at the
present point without England? Imagine England neutral I Picture to
yourself thc German-fleet mistress oi
the seas in August, 19141 Should
wc havc had Italy with us? Without
thc mastery of the seas, without the
factories and English coal, what
would have become of the allies?
Ccrman hegemony over Europe
would have been established.
It is the glory of England that in
these later centuries she has always
been in opposition to that one of the
continental powers which at any particular time aimed at the domination
of all Europe. When with the impartiality of history, when passions
have died down, we envisage the role
of England in the past, are we not
obliged to recognize that she has al
ways acted as a balance and as a
born defender of the liberty and independence of the European nations'
Is it not a glory given to all thc
world�� to have merited thc hate of
all the peoples who, in the course of
the centuries, at their hour of mad
ness, have tried to impose by arms
their domination upon Europe?
England is accustomed to permit-
without flinching, without wincing,
without troubling herself���the adversary she holds by the throat to exhaust against her his powerless rage.
Nothing stops her, neither temporary
reverses nor the length of the efforts
she must make, The Germans have
thought, at times, that one or another of the allies might relinquish
its efforts, but there is one enemy
upon whom they know that they
cannot reckon for a moment of feebleness, and that is England.
Eastern Pure-Bred Stock Imported
A shipment of 105 head of purebred stock was made from Ontario
into the western provinces recently.
Cattle, horses, sheep and swine were
included, and were assembled at Toronto under the direction of the Ontario government. All animals had
to be registered before they were accepted for shipment
Man-Killing Traps on the Battlefield
Used by the Huns
Thc dropping of sugar-coated disease germs on Bucharest from Zeppelins is not at all inconsistent with
the scientific methods that tho German authorities arc employing for
deceiving and alluring civilians belonging lo their enemies to death.
A book in three volumes could bc
written packed full of these infernal
Onc of the very latest is the lach-
ymal shell, a new and frightful weapon of warfare introduced by the
Germans, Considerable speculation
has turned upon the nature of the
tcar-cxcltlng substance employed. It
is likely, says thc "Lancet," that pepper has been used, judging from the
reports of Ihosc wlio have been exposed to this baptism,
The tear-exciting constituent is
probably capsicinc driven out of the
pepper by heat. Common pepper,
cayenne pepper, or the. dried cliilli\
gives oil an extremely pungent vapor, which is absolutely irrespirable
and exceedingly irritating, it is reported that the enemy is paying a
very high price for pepper, and il has
been assumed that the condiment
was wanted for use in this way as
an offensive weapon; but it is quite
conceivable that paprika, or red
Hungarian pepper, suits their purpose better.
Another of the Hun "novelties"
was used for thc first time against
the Russians at Krevo, It is a liquid
lhat kills, and is slill something of a
mystery. When this liquid was tired
it produced the sensation of burning.
It was not liquid lire, which is an oid
device on the Russian front, but
something that did not openly flame.
A man struck, say, on the arms was
not disabled and on lhe second day
thought lightly of the burn, but on
the third day, or at latest. on the
fourth, he died. This new devilry
produces clotting of the blood and
consequent death.
A suffocating revolve!, according
to thc correspondent of a Petrograd
journal, is a new weapon which has
been distributed among German officers. It is a small and well-made
weapon, and when it is fired a small
cloud of suffocating gas escapes from
the cartridge instead of a bullet. Thc
gas does not cause death, but ihosc
who inhale it become insensible for
several hours
It is stated that lhe Germans use
this revolver for the purpose of obtaining prisoners near the Russian
trenches, their obvious object being
lo compel these prisoners to divulge
information as to what is going ou
behind thc Russian lines. A week
or .two ago the Russians succeeded
in capturing some of these revolvers,
which have been brought to Petrograd.
Our own troops in France and
Flanders not so long ago made acquaintance with man-traps in the enemy trenches. They arc constructed
on the principle of the-old-fashioned
rat-trap with powerful jaws that
clasp together when a spring has
been released, They arc sufficiently
strong to break the leg of a soldier
who incautiously treads on the
"platform" of thc trap.
In dry weather this barbarous contrivance is covered up with loose
earth. In wet wacthcr it is concealed
in the mud. Our troops, of course,
have becn warned of thc existence of
these devilish devices, and we believe
the man-trap has not secured many
British or French victims. But it is
another example of "frightfulness"
added to thc long reckoning which
one day the kulturcd German will
have to face.
Then they possess a variety of
foods wliicli it is asserted they have
given to the wounded. It is reported
from Copenhagen that thc next device will be a gigantic attempt to
poison thc atmosphere ovcr a wider
area than has hitherto been conceived.
Dean Rutherford, of the Saskatchewan College of Agriculture
Speaks of the Advantages of Mixed Farming over the More
Hazardous Plan of Those Who Confine Their
Operations to Wheat Raising
Before an audience of business
men in Moose Jaw, Dean Rutherford
of the Saskatchewan College of Agriculture, gave a clear outline of the
changes lhat have taken place in
farming in the past century and of
the rapid advances now being mad
iu the West,    His particular obj"
was to show the advantage of_ diversified farming over grain growing.
"So great has been the transformation of the pasl hundred years," said
Dean Rutherford, "the people, of 1801)
would not know what lhc farmer of
today is doing when working on the
land. There has been a wonderful
development of machinery, new seeds
and plants and immense improvement in animals"
He then pointed out the condition
which existed in England at one
_ime,' when the proper rotation of
crops was not understood, before the
feeding of stock was brought to a
scientific basis. Vet in spite of science there was the. high cost of living. Thc speaker said he could remember the farm in Ontario where
everything that was needed to maintain life and health was grown and
made' on thc farm, and the only cash
product was potash, which was sold
at tlie nearest market and tlie money
used to pay thc taxes. That, he considered, was "mixed farming." Yet
one. farm he knew, which had been
"mixed farmed," today bad a handsome dwelling not forty feet from
the old log house of the original
owner, and a grandson ran Ihc farm.
He had becn educated at college, and
was now conducting his farm as ;
highly specialized dairy farm. H
laiscd many times per acre what his
grandfather did and the farm was
more, fertile than in ils virginity.
This man knew the businci
farming. His grandfather
father followed farming as an em
ploynicnt, while the son made it a
business on scientific lines.
In Saskatchewan, he considered it
a good sign for the future when the
men of lhe city began to turn their
attention to farming. The mines
would play out and thc forests be depleted, and yet agriculture would be
lhc basic industry. Saskatchewan he
considered one of the most wonderful estates God had ever given man
of development and it therefore devolves on those living in the province
to put the best they had into the development of it. Besides being rich
in soil, the Province of Saskatchewan
had a climate adapted to wheat
growing. -Men were coming from
the States buying and leasing the
land to grow wheat, for they knew
that wheat is the province's best
The speaker then turned to the
evolution of agriculture in Wisconsin
and Southeast Minnesota. In 1850
the total wheat crop of the latter
state was 1,410 bushels, in 1880 it had
jumped to 34,000,000, and in 1900 to
81,000,000. Thc process of development was just the same as Saskatchewan, with the exception that it had
not been with such spectacular rapidity. Last year, off six and one-half
he said this���Saskatchewan was sec-
of livestock and its value.
Hc then told of the buying of Sas-
katchewan stock by ranchers and
farmers in Montana, and how thc representatives of men across the line
were buying Saskatchewan livestock
on the Winnipeg market, picking out
tithe cream of what was shipped.    He
told of how the officials oi the University became aware of this and the
result was that a representative waa
placed on the market and during the
month of October 0,000 head of stock
from the province was sold on the
Winnipeg market and shipped back
to buyers in Saskatchewan, and the
present month would see a larger
By adopting diversified farming
the fanner would have money corning in all the year round. Wheat
growing was a hazardous task at the-
best and the growing of livestock
made it less hazardous. The livestock market in thc province was the
great problem as yet, however.
Tommy (in the trenches, observing the sky above him thick with
aeroplanes): "To think that I paid
'arf-a-crown at Endon to see two of
'em I   Bust itl"���Tatler.   -
School Lands Fetch
High Prices at Auction
Large Amounts Realized for Educational Purposes
About thirty-three thousand acres
of school lands in the province of
A.lberta were solcLreccntly by public
auction. When Western Canada was
first beginning to- bc settled up, the
government made a generous endowment for the future of education
by reserving two whole sections in
every township (i.e., one-eighteenth
of the total available land), the sale
of which should principally defray
the cost of education, thus greatly
reducing the amount to be met by
local taxation. As districts have been
settled up, or the cause of education
has needed financial assistance, these
school lands have been disposed of.
At Sedgcwick 16,636 acres were
sold, and the price realized was in
excess of $20 per acre. The highest
price fetched was $50 per acre. At
Provost, 17,911 acres were sold at
an average of over $14 per acre, the
highest being $36.
i Purchasers were confined almost
entirely to farmers in the localities
At two sales of school lands in the
province of Saskatchewan, lands in
the Blaine Lake district ranged from
$7 to $52 per acre. Over onc hundred
parcels of land sold at Biggar, pr-cs
ranging as high as $35 per acr��.
acresyin Saskatchewan, there
had been a world's record crop, thc
railways already estimating that it
was an average of 27 1-2 bushels per
acre, the largest of any country in
the world.
Yet today, in one county of Minnesota,, there was less wheat being
grown than 20 years ago. The soil
was just as rich and Ihe farmers just
as intelligent. What was tlie reason of the change? A trip through
the county would show creameries,
silos, fields of alfalfa, clover and
other feed crops for cattle and pigs.
The land had become too valuable
to grow wheat. Wheat is extensive
farming, said the speaker, while the
Minnesota farmers had come lo intensive farming, with more expert
labor. This province will change the
same, the speaker said, and to illustrate this he referred to the fact that
already there was a sign of the
change in the southeastern portion of
thc province. The farmer was finding that to pay the interest on his
investment and equipment he had to
adjust his labor and his capital. It
was not being done quickly. Today
the farmer in ihis province, if he was
Benefits from
Drinking Water
Two Quarts Every Day Is Not To<j
Much for a Natural Per.on
The often debated questicr*. <al
whether or not we should drink
water with our meals is a_..__
brought belore the public; th_s ___��
by Professor Philip _. riawk, .__D,
professor oi ptijsiological __ei__i_ry
at Jelterson Meuicat .ullige. wn-u-jf
in the Ladies' Home Journ_i.
A normal person u advised _���
drink all the water lie cares _u ��___
his meals. The result ot many testa
has shown that the drinking ot .via
side of'.'arge quantities ot water at ____l
nd his|**me 's vi;*'y desirable. The toed, ia
more readily digested and its dijj-'j-
tion products ire more <_mc_*_ _ad
completely absorbed. V-noua tnari-
rials are flushed out of the *_*_��_.
and harmful bacteria do not _____���
so well in the large intestine.
For a person who U not ucr_*._J,
who has ulcer of the stoma..-, at
trouble with his kidneys, Prat. Hawk
counsels the advice ot a physician before much water is taken with __���
meals. Some types o: fcidney disorder have been shown to be bens-
fitted by drinking water. Otuer type*
might possibly not be so benerit.ii.
Drinking water immediately before a meal is found to be good because it causes the appearance ot digestive fluid in the stomach. Although Prof. Hawk states ;_at w_-
ter at a temperature of 60 degrees id
best for drinking, he does- not share
the strong popular prejudice against
ice water. The stomach warms it trp
to body temperature in 20 minute*,
he says, But if you are stout and do
not wish to gain ties-, look out! .'.-..
drinking of water with meals make*
one fat.
Drinking a glass oi water ia the
morning is recommended tin ill it
Stimulates   the   formation   of   fresh
?astric juice. It also cleanses and re-
reshes the mouth, aesophagn- and
In place of three pints of water,
usually considered sufficient for a
normal person to drink ia a day,
Prof. Hawk advises two quarts. Two
glasses should be taken at each of
the three meals, the remainder wheas-
ever one feels thirsty.
"The real merits of a mineral water can be demonstrated only by actual tests upon men,*' lays Prol
Hawk, "Wc have recently made such
tests upon a thermal, alkaline, saline,
mineral water. This water we found
gave us very satisfactory results ia
derangements of the gastro-inlestin-
al and genito-urinary tracts aa well
as in certain joint disorders."
Experiments failed to show any
harmful results from distilled water
drinking. He refutes the statements
of some physicians to the effect that
such water irritates the delicate lining of the stomach causing some-
limes serious derangements, such a*
catarrh of the stomach.
Dr. Hawk concluded by smashing
the old bogey that water dilutes tha
gastric juice. He has found by actual experiment that it leaves tha
normal   stomach   very   quickly,   ia
thinking it out rightly, was, after ,f[om, 10 t0. 20 minute*. Instead,
paying his creditors, investing some- 'h*re{?re. of diluting the gastric
thing in stock.   Hc was not stopping ?Hld' " r-tna-M only long enough to
Tell  a plump  girl  she's
| fat and scc what happens!
initiate the manufacture of larger
quantities of the fluid, then qukkly
passes out
wheat growing, but was doing some
thing to reduce the cost of living.
If he -was advising, he would say buy
stock, if you can get the right kind
of a bargain. Thc farmer would find
neighbors who had stock at this time
of the year who were willing to dispose of a few heifers, or some ewes
or brood sows, to the man with the
cash. However, this year was not
onc to buy stock, because it was so
high and grain was also high. The
change would have to come about
The speaker said that he believed .    .
he would surprise his hearers when 50,000,000 bushel* for boat
he said this Saskatchewan was sec
Canada will have this year a sta*
plus of 99,494,000 bushel* of wheat
available for export, according to tho
calculations of the Department ol
Trade and Commerce. This amount
is arrived at by adding a carry-over
fiom last years crop of about 27,-
000,000 bushels to thi* year** (159,-
000,000 bushels), and deducting a tea
per cent, loss in cleaning, 21,000,001
bushels for seed purpose* and aboul - THE COURTENAY REVIEW
On Fridny evening, Jtui. 12,
the sad news was received, of tlie
death of Mr. Sitimiel Creech, at
the family residence, 1231 Mitchell St., Victoria, Mr Creech
was an old time resident of Comox
for many years Government agent
and PoBtinahtt-r of thin valley,,
who was highly respected. He
leaves to mourn his loss, a loving
wife and two daughters, Mrs. _..
Casey and Mrs. H. H. Pegler, of
Victoria, six sons. Burl, George
and Walter of Vancouver, Arthur
Telephone manager of Cumher
land, William and Harvey, who
are serving the Empire in France
along with a grandson Elmore
Casey; an eldest brother of Mrs
J. Stewart and H. Creech of Cum
derland, Mrs. Bridges and E.
Creech of Courtenay, and R, K
Creech, of Victoria.
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courtenay Review
Sir;���Re article which  appeared
in the 28th Dec. issue.   It is not
only casting a reflection  on   Mn
Porteous. but is erroneous and mis'
leadinj to say that it was owing to
Mrs. Beasley's  training  that  the
children played their parts so well
at the entertainment given on Dec.
14th.   A�� a matter of  fact,   Mrs,
Beasley had nothing whatsoever to
do with the training after Nov. 28
when she gave up rehearsing them
Mrs. Porteous aud Mrs, Vigors re
constructed the   play,   introducing
the flower act, the dance, and   the
song "Spring."
One who knows
UNDER and by virtue of the powers
contained in a certain chattel mortgage dated the twenty-seventh day of
September 1913, and made between the
Knowles Smith Lumber Co Ltd., of the
one part, and the Ilurnette Saw Mill Co.
Ltd, of the other part and of a certain
assignment of the said Chattel Mortgage
by the said Bume te Saw Mill Co.
Ltd, in favor ol William A Mathewson.
I have seized the undermentioned
goods and chattels and shall proceed to
.-ell the same on the premises occupied
by the Knowles Smith Lumber Co. Ltd.
at Courtenay B. 0. on Wednesday, the
31st day of January, 1917. at 2 p. m.
1 two storey building 30 x 130.
1 Boiler house 28 x 36.
1 Rollway 10 x 70.
1 Office building 12 x 30.
1 85 h. p. Ross & Howard boiler.
1 Brick Dutch oven, furnace front etc.
I 81 h. p, Beckett engine.
1 Bottom Saw arbor.
1 Top Arbor, saws. etc.
1 Water Tank.
1 Geared Log Haul, etc.
1 Friction Canting Gear.
1 24 ft. 4 block carriage, complete.
1 Friction carriage feed.
1 Schaake edger 6" x 40" complete.
4 Lumber Trucks, etc.
Terms cash, ��
Bailiff lor the above mentioned William
A. Matthewson.
Corporation of the
City of Courtenay
Bye-Law Number 25.
A Bye-Law authorizing the Corporation ol the City of Courteuay
to enter into a contract with the
Courtenay I' ectric Light Heat
and Power Company, Limited.
WHREAS the Municipal Council ol
the Corporation of the City ol Courtenay
considers it expedient to enter into a
contract with the Courtenay Electric
Light Heat and Pswer Company Limited
in the form set out in the schedule hereto, and has provisionally executed tlle
said contract on behalf of the Corporation
of tlie City of Courtenay 011 the terms
that the said Contract shall not be bind
ing on the Corporation of the City
of Courtenay, until this Bye-Law has re
ciived the assent ol the Electors of the
Municipality ol the city of Courtenay ill
the manner provided in the Municipal
THEREFORE the Municipal Council
of the Corporation of the City of Cour
tenay ENACTS as follows:���
1. The contract between the Corpora
tion of the City oi Courtenay and the Courtenay Electric Light, Heat and Power Co,
Limited set out in the Schedule hereto
is hereby authorized, ratified and euu-
fir.ned, and after this Bye-law shall have
received the assent ol the Electors of the
Municipality of the City of Courtenay in
the mauner provided in the Municipal
Act, the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the city of Courtenny shell
re-execute and deliver the said contract
to the Courtenay Electric Light, Heat
and Power Company Limited, and thereupon the said contract shall become
valid and binding.
2. This Bye-law shall, before the filial
passing thereof, receive the assent of the
electors of the Municipality of the City of
Courtenay in the manner provided ill
the Municipal AC,
3. This Bye-law may be cited as "The
Electric Light, Heat and Power Bye-'nw"
Passed the Municipal Council the 30th
day of December, 1916.
Received the assent of the Electors on
the .... day of  191..
Reconsidered, adopted and finally pas-
ed the Municipal Council ai'd the Corporate Seal affixed hereto the .... day ol
"" Clerk.'"'""
puny shall think fit, necessary or proper
for the purpose of carrying out the operations of the Company in respect of
ninl Incidental t,�� the making, generating
or siipplyhlgof electricity, nml also [or
.1!! siwh purpit es to open and break up
the soil ami pavement ol llie streets or
bridges and to open or break up any
sewers, drains or tunnels within or under
sueh streets or bridges, and to erect
poles, posts, pillirs, lamps, globes or
other apparatus in or upon the said
streets, or bridges, or across any wall or
walls erected on the Bume 6r adjoining
thereto, and to dig and sink trenches and
drains snd to lay electric lines, cobles
nnd mains nnd lo put lectric lines, wires
switches nud connection branches from
sueb e eelrie lilies, cables and mains, in,
under, across or ajong such streets and
bridges, aud from time to time to cut,
remove, alter, repair, replace and relay
sueh electric lines, cables, mains, switches niul connection branches or other ap-
s<) PAR as the execution of nny sueh
works will involve the breaking up or
Interfering with .-my si reel, bridge, sewer
drniu or tunnel, the Company shall previously to the commencement of such
works serve a notice upon lhe ('ily describing lo the satisfaction of the ' Olty
the proposed works, together with apian
of llie works showing the position of
such proposed works and the manner in
which such Street,briuge. sewer, drain or
tunnel is to be iiiterferred with, and tie
' it\' may require such amendments to be
made in the position or manner of execution of such works, nnd upon the plan
ns are reasonably necessary, and shall
lis ri reasonable lime within which such
works shnll lie completed niul nil necessary repairs consequent thereupon be
made, nud the ,,orks shrill be carried out
accordingly, nml the Coni.any shnll
within sueh period thereafter restore such
street, bridge sewer, drain or tunnel ns
uenrly ns possible lo iis former condition
lo the satisfaction of lhe City; PROVID-
I'D ALSO Uml nil llu- plant, machinery,
works, appliances and apparatus of the
Company shall be made, executed, installed and maintained according to the
rules from lime to time in force of the
Nation.-*! Board of Fire Underwriters:
PROVIDED ALSO that the Company
will when so required in writing by the
City within ten (10) days  Irom   the re-
tending consumer shrill mglect to pay the
charges for the electricity or any other sum
due- Irom liim, it or tlitim to the Company in
rerpect of the supply of electricity t ��� such ii ���
tondiug consumer the Company may cutoff
dlsconue t or remove any rueli oleutrto line or
oilier will. Ilir 110I1 H'lllel, the electricity mnv
beaupplled- I HOVIDEI* HO.WKVKKtlmt
the Company shall be-fore cutting iff dlseon*
nesting nr n moving nn h electric lino or dis-
eoiitin ing the supply of electricity to liny
parson. Hi in or corporation, give such person
Iii in or corporation two clear day,' notice in
writing of its intention so to do:
(H.) Tlio scale of rules to lie charged 1 y tlm
Company fur the electricity supplied to person,., "i'iiib or corporations other than the City
Rliall he. based on consumption of kilowatt
hours per month as measured by  integrating
watt niel'tes oh follows:
on the first 80 kilowatt hour 14 c per kv.   hr.
next .10
10 c
nationally Advertised
The Oreateat Wall Paper _��-���_��
Hon of the a��e.
Ho knife, scissors or Strnighl
edge required.
Paper hanging tatS* *UT,
quicker, cleaner and better.
An energetic agent ia wanted In
ttila locality to ahow aamplaa and
solicit ordera from houaeholdara.
Handsomely bound sample book!
showing hundreda ol beautiful, inclusive patterns are furnlahed
agents tree.
Over 2,100 agent! ut making
large profits.
Applicants pleaae state occupation, age, and surrounding Tillages
can canvass, when full partleulut
will be furnlahed.
WINNIPEO ������    .
Accounts Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach &  Field
THIS INDENTURE made the thirtieth
day of December in the year One Thousand nine hundred and sixteen, BETWEEN The CORPORATION OF THE
CITY OF COURTENAV, incorportaed
by Letters Patent under the Municipalities Incorporation Aet of the Province of
Britisii Columbia, (hereinafter called
"the City") of tbe one part, and the
HEAT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED, a Company duly incorporated under the laws of the Province ol British
Columbia, (hereinafter called ''the Company" of the other part;
WITNESSETH that the parties hereto
mutually COVENANT with one another
as follows:-���
(1.) The Company is hereby author
ized and empowered for a period of
Twenty years i 20) years from the date
hereof within the municipal area of the
City of courtenay as now existing or as
hereafter enlarged, to erect, construct,
operate and maintain electric works, power houses and generating plant aud
such other appliances nnd conveniences
as are necessary and proper for the generating of electricity or electric _*pewer,
and for transmitting the same to be supplied to consumers or lighting, heating
or as a motive power, or for any other
operations to which it may .be adapted,
or to be used or supplied for or in connection with any other purpose for which
electricity or electric power may be applied or required, PROVIDED that
nothing herein contained shall be deemed
to in nny wise restrict the right of the
City to authorize any person, firm or
corporation to enter into competition
with the company, or from passing any
Bye-laws necessary for the purpose of
conferring franchises or enabling powers
necessary in that behalf upon such conditions nnd with such restrictions ne the
Ci y may deem advisable, and PROVIDED also that nothing herein contained
shall be deemed in any wi c to effect the
right of the City to pass nny Bye law
wliicli shall have for its object the raising
of money foi the purchasing, acquiring
constructing, operating or maintaining
of any works similar to those carried on
by the Company, or the right of
tlie City to carry on or operate any system of lighting or power which it may
deem necessary for its corporate purposes or for the purpose of sale to other
persons, firms or corporations iu coin-
petition with the Company.
(2.)   For any of   the  purposes of   its
aforesaid business the Company is hereby authorized arid empowered by its servants, agents, contractors and workmen,
from time to time to make and erect such
electric works and to sink, lay, place, fit
I maintain and repair sneh electric  lines,
I accumulators, storage batteries,   electric
j cables,   mains,   wires,   pipes,   switches,
I connections, branches,   electric motors,
j dynamos, engines, machines, cuts, drains
watercourses, pipes, buildings and other
devices, and to erect and place any elect-
tic line, cable,   main,   wire,  or    other
electric apparatus above or below ground
along or over or across any   street,   and
to erect poles for the purpose of placing
the same, in such manner as the   Com-
>ipt nfaucli requisition, change thepoaltlon
.;.". i ileor poles at   the  expense   of the
pt in the case of any pole or poles
.,..'.���   etn erected,prior to nndbestanding
i ;    the ttate ol I his ogreemi at. und tlie position
I of rill poles .r etei prior I,, nml   Btandiug ��t
the date of this agreement shnll   he   clearly
marked or indicated up n apian to he annexed io ri is   Agreement,   nnd   the   city  shall
nitliin I'm (ii) days from the .hue nf this Agreement, notify lhe Company thatitapproves
or disapproves of the   position   ef  eaeli   pole
shown upon sneh plnn, uml   in   the event of
disapi roval lhe city shrill iu such notice state
good und valid reasons for  sueh  disapproval
and the Company shall forthwith at its own
expense rem jve all poles  of the  position  of
which the fin- shall hnve expresse l its disapproval, and   l'POVIDKII l'l'K'I'HI'U that
the Company will nt all times at its own expense provide aud instal  all  safety   devices
which in the opinion of the  Provincial  Gov*
1 eminent  lr*lectrica]   Kngincer are neccessary
or propi r to ear me rh< safety of the < onsumers
and   i blic and will from time to time if nml
I v, hen retiuiied so lo do in writing by the said
Euginee)   forthwith renew  or replace'such
safety devices with similar  or more  efficient
appliances as may be specified in   writing  I-y
i ihe snid Engineer.
fl Tbe Company shall upon requisition by
the intending consumer supply electricity in
such quantities as may he required to tlio
{ City uml tn nny pel-son, firm or corporation
I within the municipal are-, of the City of Cour.
I tenay as hereinbefore defined upon or in any
streets, ways, lanes, passages, tramways, railways, manufactories, shops and warehouses,
public or private houses, i uihiings and places
lying within fifty f>U) yards from any main
supply wire or cable, and shall make all ne-
ces* ury connections nt its own expense between
such main supply wire or cable and the point
of delivery at nny of the aforesaid premises;
PROVIDED HOWEVER that the Company
berore supplying the electricity or ranking
sueh connection or as a condition to the Company's continuing to supply the same, may
rei pure nny consumer other than the City to
give reasonable security for the payment to
the Company ol the proper charges for
electric supply and for the rent of meters:
4 The Company will upon being required
in writing by the City en to no. within fourteen (14) days from the date of the requisition
extend its muin supply wires or cables so as
to Bupp y electricity in any ward, district,
street or place within the municipal area of
the City of Courtenay as hereinbefore defined
i-httll waive such requisition if the Company
shall prove that the returns from such extended supply will not amount to interest at the
rate ef five (5) per cent per annum on the capital necessary to he expended to efft ct such extension. PHOVIDED that the City may
make up any difference so that returns will
amount to tiie said five (nlper cent.
(5.) All poles, standards, lamps and other
ap plianeos and apparatus required for public lighting shall be of sueh nature, number and kind, and erected, uni placed and maintained in such milliner and place
as the City shall direct, provided that the
City shall give to the Company two months
pluvious notice in writing nf its r equjsitions
ns to nature, kind, number, maune'r and
place aforesaid, and shall pay to_the Company
in the event of the Company furnishing such
equipment the cost price of arch poles, standards, lamps aud other appliances and apparatus, together with an additional sum ntnount-
ing to ten (10) per cent of such oost price as
(fi.) The Company before supplying electricity to any person, firm or corporation other
than the City shall le entitled to contract with
such intending consumer that any person duly
appointed in writing by the Company may
at all reasonable times enter anv private premises to which electricity is or has been supplied by the Company, in order to inspect the
electric lines, accumulators, fittings, works
and apparatus for the supply or application
of electricity belonging to the Company and
therein, for the purpose of ascertaining the
quantity of electricity consumed or supplied,
or where a supply of electricity is no longer required, or where the Company is authorized
to take away or cut off the supply ef electricity
from any premises, for the purpose of removing any electric liueB, accumulators, transformers, motors, distribution boards, meters,
fittings, lamps works or apparatus belonging
to the Company;
(7,) The Company before supplying electricity to any person, tin,, nr con oration other
than the City, shall be entitled to contract
with such interning consumer that if such in*
On consumption of over '2 00 kilowatt hours
" cents per kilowatt hour, all such payment
shall h ��� Hiibjecl. to disc nut of ten per cent (P )
of tlie amount 'barged if paid on or before the
twentieth (_llth) liny immediately after the
date of the oill rendered for the same.
(!)) The sealo of tares to bo charged by th"
Company for electricity supplied to the City
for the purpose of street Lilting, shall Le based on eoiiKuniptioii of kilowatt hours per
month as measured by integrating watt meter
ns follows: 7 cents per killowatt hour: PRO-
VIDEO when total consumption of street
light and nil consumers together exceeds four
thousand live hundred (.fiOli) kilowatt hours
per month the rate to bo paid by the
city lor street lights shall ba six cents per
kilowatt h ur; when iho total consuiiipt on
exceeds nine thousand 911 d) kilowatt hours
per mouth tlio rate to he paid by the cily for
street lights shall tie fi cents p r kilowatt hour
All the above. trcet lighting rates to bo without discount;
(III) The company shall bo entitled to
charge a rent lor the use of meters supplied to
cuiiMiiuci'Hol' electricity not exceeding twenty
!-<)) cents iier meter per month:
(11 ) The company shall maintain �� proper
inspection of all lamps for street lighting and
will furnish monthly astntement to the city of
ail fa lures of light, with tl e duration and the
cause thereof, and will remedy .'any failure of
light within twenty-four (:4) hours after same
shall have been reported to it. The Engineer
J of tlie city or his representative duly appointed
in writing, shall at all reasonable times have
J fi- u recess to the plant, machine*'y, works, ap*
I plianees and i pparatus of the company, and
| the company hIiuII giveto him every facility
; for inspecting the said plant, machinery, works
appliances and apparatus, If at anytime the
[ company.hall fall to furnish or maintain a
proper and efficient supply of electricity fir
street lighting for a period of threeconsecntive
nights, the city ma ' so often as the same shall
happen, by resolution of its council provide for
any other method of sufficiently lighting the
public streets, and all additional expense in-
curr d thereby shall he pnid to the city by the
company unless such failure shall have heen
cruised by Act of God or the King's enemies, or
any other cause of whatsoever nature or kind
for wliicli the company shall not be responsible
1 (1''.) If by reason of fire, tempest, earthquake or other dinger the officials of the Fire
or Police department of the' city
shall deem it necessary : to remove
any plant, works, machinery. ap-
i pi ancesor apparatus, or cut any wires, they
sliull be entitled to do so without any liability
thereby incurred to the company for any damage so caused, and the workmen and servants
of the company shall render any reasonable
assistance which may be required; PKOVI' ���-
El) ALWAYMthat the city will indemnify
the company against any actions, claims de*
niaiids, costs, charges and expenses which may
be brought, occasioned or incurred by reason or
in consequence of any act of any authorized
representative of the city:
(1 -.) The com; anv in the execution of its
works shall not trespa-suponor do any damage
to the property of any person, firm or corpor-
atien, and tlle company will at all times indemnify the city of.from and against all action
claim*, demand*, costs, charges and expenses,
which may be brought, occasion dor incurred
by reason or in consequence of or in connection
with the exercise by the e lnpany of any of its
powers either under this agreement or otherwise, or the execution of any works or the
carrying out of any operations by the company
or iu the course of its business,
(14.) Within ten (10) days from he date if
the final passing of the byelaw ratifying this
Agreement, the ci y Bhall appoint a chartered
accountant to ascertain the cost price of all
the existing plant and equipment of the company, and the company shall permit sueh
accountant to inspect and take copies of all
books and documents of the company for the
purpose of ascertaining such cost price as aforesaid, and shall disclose to the city the contract
now existing betw< en the company and thc
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmnir) Limited, for
the supply of electric eneigy or power hy tbe
auailiun Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited to
the Company: The words ' coat price" in this
agrement mean the total of the sums actually
and in good faith expended by the company in
the purchase and installation of its existing
plant and equipment, and shall include all attorney's costs, charges and fees incurred up to
but not after the first day of Decmber, 1010:
[lr'-l The company shall render to tbe Accountant so to be appointed by the city as
aforesaid, all assistance in its power for the
purpose of enabling him tn ascertain the cost
price of all the existing plant and equipment
of the com 'any and shall produce to him all
books, documents and instruments necessary
or convenient for cm. ding hinttouscertaiuthe
cost price as aforesaid:
[Ni.] Within sixty [00] days after suel accountant shadl have obtained from the i. in-
pnuy all material necessary for ascertaining
such cost price as aforesaid, the city shall be
entitled to notify the company in writing under the Common Seal of the city affixed by
virtue of an Order of the Municipal council
of the city, of its intention to purchase all the
existing plant and equipment of the company
at the cost price ascertained as aforesaid, together with the sum equal to interest ou such
cost price nt the rate of eight 8 per cent per
unii" n from the fourth day of May 1914, compounded yearly up to the date of payemnt of
such cost price by the city to the company.
- (171. Tho despatch of suoh notice by the city
shnll constitute a contract botween the city
and Ihe compnny, on the part of the company
to assign and transfer lo lhe city all lho company's existing plant urd equipment, and to
assign to the city or surrender to thc Canadian
Collieries (Dunamuir) Limited, all its rights
under the said contraot with tho Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, and on the partof
thc City therenftor to pay to tho company tho
cost prico ascertained ns aforesaid and the sum
equivalent to intcrost at thorato of Eight por
cent. (8 p. o.) per annum from the 4th day of
May, nn4, to tho date of payment, compounded annually nnd computed upon tho cost price
payable by tho olty to tho Company. Contemporaneously with tho transfer of tho said plant
and equipment tlio company shall without further consideration, at lhe election of tho city
assign to the city or surrender totheCanadlan
Collieries (liunsinulr) Limited, all its rights
under the said contract with the Canadian Collieries (Dnnsmuir) Limited : Provided that
such payment shall be inado in full within
I wclvc nmiiihs from I he date of lho notice referred lo iu clause Ifi hereof.
(181. Tho Company shall manifest to the City
lhe existence of each item of the plant and
equipment, lho cost price of which is included
iu he suin lolul of the cost prico to bo pnid by
the (lily to ihe Coinpunj us aforesaid, and if
any such ilem sliull be missing, llio cosl price
Of Blioll item shall lie deducted t om the sum
Iola] ol tlie cost price lo bc p-i'tl by tho City to
Iho Company us nl'oresiiid, nud shall bo ho delimited lieforo llio .iseertaimuent of tho su.l
upon which Interest as aforesaid is to bo coiu-
(ill). As and from the dutuof the transfer the-.
City shnll iindertuko to porfcrm and fulfil all
current and linexiiil'ud contracts for tlio supply of electricity which may have been entered
Inlo hy or ou behalf of lho Company prior to the
despatch uf I he nol ice mentioned in paragraph
111 hereof, and shnll Indemnify the Company
ngidiisi. any actions, proceedings, claims and
demands in respecl nf nny breach thereof oo-
cui'ing nfler I he date of the transfer.
121)). In the ovont of tho cily not giving -0-
tlce of its intention to purchase fetor* tha expiration of such sixty days as aforesaid, then
nl uny iliiio before tho expiration of tho privileges hereby granted. Ihu City shall be entitled
upon giving to tho Company six months notice-
In willing of its Intention so to do, to purchase-
and acquire nf and from tho Company all lis
plant, machinery, works, appliances andnp-
parol a. or every son and kind within the
municipal area of Iho cily of Courtenay as?.
licrnliihofnre defined, the price to be paid therefor by llic City io tho Company, shall falling*
ngrccnicnt. he ascertained by tho award of
Hues nrbili-niors. one In lio appointed by the
Company, one lo he appointed by the City and
one io ho appointed hy a .ludgo of tho Hu-
iiroineCiiiii". of Hriiish Columbia, and all the
provisions of lho Arbitration Act shall apply
to such reference: I'ho City shnll in the No-
tlco aforesaid, nfler lo pay a sum of money as
lhe purchase price of I he said premises, and If
I ho Company shnll reject the offer of the City
lho Company shall fix in writing a sum which
il. Is willing to iieeeni as iho purchase price for
tho said premises: tho subjects for which compensation is tn bo awarded hy the arbitrators
shall ho the saiil plant, machinery, works, appliances nml apparatus of tho Company, but
tho urbiiru inv shall not take Inlo consideration the value of any franchises or privileges
conferred upon nr held by the I ompnny under
this agreement or otherwise, nor the protlta-
whlcti may have linen or may be derived fr n>
currying on the undertakings of tho Company;
Tho Company shall alsn beentitlod to receive
tlie following I onus ns addition to the purchase price, namely :���if this agreement has
boon in force for a period not exceeding five
yrs Thirty 130) p.c. of the amount of the award;
If t his agreement has boon in foreo for a period
exceeding fl v o but not exceeding tea
years, Twenty-Five (25) per cent. ;if this agreement has been in forco for a period exceed*
imr ton butnot exceeding fifteen years, Twenty (20) por cent.: if lhis agreement has been in
forco for a poriod oxeeedlng fifteen but not exceeding twenty years, Fifteen (1ft) percent.;
if this agreement has been in force for a period
exceeding twen'y years,Ten(10)percent,
121) On payment of the purchase prico as
agreed upnn or ascertained as aforesaid, to.
gethcr with tho bonus aforesaid, the City shall
lie entitled to tlie possession of the premises to
bo transferred and the Company shall execute
all necessary and proper assurances for transferring tho same to the City free and clear of
all incumbrances of whatever nature or kind
soever ; the date when thc said premises shall
bc transferred to lho Cityfroo and clear of all
encumbrances is hereinafter called the date of
transfer, nnd thereafter all tlie rights and privileges given tn tho Company under Clause (ll
in this agreement shall cease and determine.
(22). Tho Compnny shall havc full power nnd
discretion ns to tho conduct of its undertaking
includin. tho making of any necessary additions to or alterations of the works or plant up
to thc date of transfer, and as and from tho
date of transfer tho City shall undertake, perform and fulfil all current and unexpired contracts for the supply of 'electricity
which may have been entered into
by or on behalf of tho Com i any
prior to thc giving of the notice mentioned in
paragraph (20) hereof, and shnll indemnify the
Company against any actions, proceedings,
claims and demands in respect of any broach
thereof occurring after tho date of too transfer.
(231. Tho costs, charges and expenses ot and
incidental to the conveyance and transfer of *
the plant, machinery, works, appliances and
apparatus of tho Company to the City or otherwise in relation Ihcreloshnll be paid jointly bv
the Company and tho City: tho costs of the
arbitration shnll be paid by the City or the
Company according as tho anio nt awarded
is greater or less than half the sum of the amounts offered by the City and claimed by the
Company added together.
CU). Any failure on tho part of the Campnny
to comply wtth any of tho covenants, agreements nnd declarations contained in paragraphs [14) to (231 hereof, inclusive, shall immediately entail a forfeiture by the Company of
all its rights and privileges under I his agreement, and this agreemon and the byelaw ratifying tbe same shall be deemed to be one and
indivisible so that if any pari of this agreement
or tho said byelaw shall be declared hy any
competent Court to be invalid or beyond tho
powers of the City or Incapable of being comprised in ono byelaw the whole of this agreement and the said byelaw Bhall thereupon be-
cei"" and be null aud void,
(251. This agreement shall not be binding on
thc parties hereto until a byelaw authorizing
the same shall have been assented to by tha.
electors, and within two days after the execution by the Company of this Agreement the
City will commence proceedings for the submission for the assent ot tho electors of a
byolaw authorizing this agreement.
(281. .Any notice to bo given under tho provisions of theso presents by tho city to thc
Company shall be given by enclosing lhe same
ln> a prepaid registered letter addressed to the
"Courtenay Blectrie Light Heat and power
Company Limited. Courtenny, British Columbia,"and shall bo doomed to have becn given
on tho day following thc delivery of such letter
to theFostOfllon at   o-iilenay.
I27). Any notice nbjfalven undor thc provisions if r er. presents by the Company lo
thoCity ilii.il bo given by enclosing the same
in n prepaid registered letter undressed to
"Tho Municipal Corpora lion of lho City of
Courtoimy, Courtenay, Hriiish Columbia,"and
shall bo deemed to have been given on the dny
following the delivery of such letter to tho
Post Office nt Courtenay.
(28). Tho liencllls and obligations of this agreement shnll be unassignable oxcept with thc
wrflteli permission of the city.
IX WITNESS WHKKKOFthe parties horc-
lo have caused their common soals to be hereunto affixed the day and year first above
THE COMMON Seal of the Cor
porn I ion of lhc Ci
nay was hereunto
presence of ���
City Clerk
tenay Electric Light. Hont and
Pnwor Company Limited, was
horeunto affixed in thc presence
of- G. W. CLINTON,
MON Seal of the Cor--,
f tho City of Courlu-
ercunto affixed ln the I
.- ���.        I
TAKE NOTICE that the above is a
true copy of the proposed by-law upon
which the vote of the municipality will
be taken at THE CITY HALL iu the
City of Courtenay on
Saturday the 20th of January, 1917
That the poM will be kept open between the hours of 9 a. m, and 7 p.m..
and that W. A. W. Hames has been appointed Returning Officer for the purpose of taking such vote.
City ClerK
Dated at Courtenay this fourth day'of
January, 1917.


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