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VOL. 4
NO. 12
Geo. J. Hardy
F. R. F. Biscoe
Real Estate
and Insurance Agents
Phone 10
C 0 A!
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
AlljOrders Will Receive Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
The Motor
Does Al!
The Work
Running a Sewing Machine is one of the most
arduous clasees of work a woman attempts. It
requires the utmost concentration to the work of
sewing in addition to the work of peddaling. This
is so laborious when long continued, as to completely prostrate the ordinary person
The little Electric Motor can be instantly attached
to any kind of sewing machine, old or new, no tools
or screws required.   The cost of operating motor
is less than one cent per hour
Phone us for a FREE DEMONSTRATION and get
a chance on the free motor we are giving away
Courtenay Electric Light, Heat & Power
Co., Lim'ted
Phones: Office 35, Res. Rf 8       Office: Mill Street
Local Lines
The Oourtena* Minstrel show
will be on March 3rd,
Bert Kilpatrick left lust Tliurs-
clny morning for Kingston Military
Died - At St. Joselip's hospital,
I'V\ 9,  Mui  Lilian, wife of J. I,nu-
rence   K ye Bay.
II. Si nuns son of Mr, ChnsSininis
has joined the Roval Canadian Engineers ut Esqtiltnaiilt,
Two hundred nnd fifty men arrived here but Thursday morning
bv boat, wliicli made a direct run
from Vancouver.
The adjourned annual meeting ol
the Board of Trade will be held on
Wedtieseay afternoon next Feb. 16
ill the old Board (if Trade rooms in
the A'cKean Block.
Owing to the poor altendcnce,
the annual meeting of the Comox
Co-Operative Association has been
postponed until Tuesday evening,
March 7th, at 8 p. tu,, in the basement of the Presbyterian Church.
We were in error last week when
we said Ihe Comox Creamery had
secured''4th place in the buttei
competition at New Westminster,
Their butter secured third plaet
out of a very large number of exhibits, and not a bad third at that
scoring 95 out of a posiible hundred points, while the winner of 1st
prize had but 96, and secon 1 <*���
1-2 points to their credit. Mr
Carroll secured a perfect score in
all the points but flavor, and ov.-i
that be bad no control The but-
1 er was taken out of the regulai
churning on Thursday before llit
exhibition, and was not soeciallj
prepared for exhibition. The following was the score:
Possible   Secured
Flavor      60 55
Grain    15 15
Color     10 1(1
Salt     10 1(1
Packing      .5 5
Mr. Hurford informs us that
there were two large dray loads of
butter in the exhibit and that the
first six were so very close that it
was qttit^. a task for the judges to make a decision.
Lost���On   February   i.    black
powerfully built, short haired dog,
like a Labrador   Retriever.   Small
white   patch   on   chest.    Leather
cellar.    Answers to "Jumbo."    I
will be grateful for any information j
concerning him, or leading to   his |
recovery.    Hugh Beadnell,   Knob i
Hill Orchard, Comox,
For sale���sleigh, with pole, also '
top bllggv almost new.    Apply W.
Duncan, Sandwick,
Wanted to buy from the farmers
of the Comox valley,   potatoes and j
other   vegetables.  '    A.  B.   Ball, |
For Sale cheap���A lot of agreement and assignment forms, leases,
bills of sale, Chattel tnortagage, release of mortgage. Apply Review
"��� For Rent���J. B. Bailey's faun
Upper I'oad, io acres, "with or
without dwelling house, all cleared.
Apply Hi -k i-Beach & Field, Courtenay.
For Sale- One 6 h, p. Falrkanks
I Morse Oas Engine, one   3   k.   w.
Dynamo switch board,   etc,   also
pump and   belting,   Capacity   12
[gallons   tier   minute.    Apply   at
; Riverside hotel.
Ten acre ranch, six acres cleared
Fine six room house, barn, stable.
chicken bouses nd large yards,
wire fenced, 3 miles fro'ii Courtenay
price fifteen hundred dollars. Improvements cost over $i200. Apply by letter Box 11 Review office
A dance will be given by the
soldiers in the Oprea House tomorrow, (Friday) evening,
One hundred soldiers are shovelling out the Collieries railroad between Cumberland and Uuioa Bay.
Fifteen men fiom Vernon are reported to be iii Vancouver waiting
for transportation to Comox camps.
Mr. P, McBryde opened his_bak-
erv aad tea rooms on Monday! He
has fitted up handsome and commodious premises in the Calhoun
At the annual meeting of the B.
C Dairyman's Association held at
Xew Westminster, Mr, Win. Dun-
cat) was re-elected President for the
ensuing year.
About $o inches of soft snow fell
last week, anil the roads and side
streets are iu an almost impassible
condition yet, Many more buildings have gone down and others
are cracked and may fall at any
minute. Large numbers of men
are busily engaged shovelling snow
off roofs about town. The soldiers
lend a band at some of the larger
Crest for 102nd
Selection lias finally been made
of a crest for the j02iid Battalion,
It shows a background of the Maple
Leaf, with a North American In-
diean's bead in buhl relief. The
legend rends, "to.nd North British
Columbians, Canada " The de
sign has been passed by Mr. P. C,
rf. .Scolield, provincial librarian,
who is au authority on heraldry.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.     Sunday School
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 a. in.   Service 11:30.   Even-
ingservice 7:30 p. m. All welcome
Comox .Creamery
45c per lb. this week
January School Report
Primary room, enrollment 38,
average attendance .4.
Intermediate room, enrollment
27, average attendance 19.
Senior room, enrollment 21, average attend,ua* 1 *.
< twing to the irregular attendance at the Superior school there
were no weekly examinations, It
the attend,1:1.' ��� d S3 not im : ive,
there will lie no examination report for the month of Febru ,rv,
Those concerned about the final
examination should be in attendance and on time each morniung to
the end of the school vear. Those
parents who wish to see theirchild-
ren succeed would r'o well to heed
the above and also tc see that all
homework assigned is faith:ally
Emsia V. Danaju*
H. F, Klishida announces that
he has opened a tailor shop in Mc-
Keau's block. Suits from $27 up.
Pants $7 up. Cle iniiig. pressing,
repairing at moderate rates.
Little Miss Honor Fechner entertained a large number of young
fririids ai the Opera house on Tuesday afternoon, the occasion being
her oili birthday, C imes and other
amusements were indulged in 1 ter
which a ilnititv lunch was served,
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Remember This
Before Going To Bed
A recent canvass of the doctors of New York City
elicted the fact that the best cure for the Grippe is
a glass of hot Lemon Water [before going to bed
Large Lemons 2 for 5 cents
Box2S6    SHEPHERD'S     W,.n��40
McPhee  &  Morrison
Large 50c oranges now selling at t,~, and 40c a do;:en
Black Twig Apples $1.75 per box
35cjbulk teas are excellent value; also package teas
at 3jlbs. for$l.    Nabob, Empress and Blue Ribbon
Teas atj!45C a lb.    Alalken's Best 5oc.    Lipton's and
Tetley's Teas at 50 and 60c
50 to 6o's ioc lb.    Also peaches, pears, apricots and
cooking figs
Cross &JBlackwell's  marmalade, jams and pickles
Mincemeat in 4 lb. cans
Canned Tomatoes 2's ioc, 2 1-2 two for sic
Corn and Peas 2 for 25c
The Courtenay Review
And Comox V
A   Weeky  Newaptiii
N. H, BoincN, Mdiii
iubscriptioii "U.BU pi i
,t,   Punished  ut
li, 0,
r ami Proprietor
Vein  in Advance
By all appearances lhe prairie
fanners are planning, weather permitting, to prepare foi u crop at
least equal to, if not greater than,
lhal of 1915. Thai nop was a
milestone in the progress of Canada and did much lo strengthen
both the Dominion and the Empire,
financially and morally. < In the
prairie, they ore renewing old
buildings and putting up additional structures to .belter stock and
implements and to bold grain.
Ii the province of II. C and especially our own district can increase its yield of natural products,
ii \\ ill mean something to the Empire, for every extra pound of butter, every additional egg. and every
extra ton of potatoes will count in
1936, There is a market ready for
till that B, C. can supply, and if li.
C cannot supply, the money is lost
to the province-
dela*,, and not alter the final issue.
On Ibis front there is now no doubt
of our superiority, Two shells are
returned for everyone from lhe
enemy just to let then know we
have lots of, them, Weather conditions may pr y n an allied offensive during the win er but it is
bound to succeed when   it is made.
1 bine b en in France nearly 3
mouths now and as von see 1 am
with a McCill hospital unit at present, though I bop., soon to (jet up
to Hie line with my friend Canon
Scott, who is senior chapliu ill the
3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian
Division, Our whole camp is un-'
der canvass and it is certainly a
healthy mode of exis'aiue, though
not particularly comfortable, 1
thought I knew what mud and
tain and cold wind were lite din-
inn my 'wnier' missionary exeperi-
enee in tlie region ol Cape Mtidge
but "sunny?" Frauce is worse than
anything I've ever experienced yet.
As our camp poet puis it 1
"A youiin man who   suffered from
Fell down in the mud of our camp.
When asked "Are you wet,"
He replied, "Not as yet,
But   the  chap  underneath   tue is
(With apologies to Browning)
The wounded men are truly
wonderful, If you could see some
of the ghastly wounds and then sec
the calm, even cheerful countenance you would hardly believe both
could belong to the same body.
I am glad to   say a great   many
While, at the time of going to
press, the crime of setting fire to
the Parliament Buildings at Ottawa
has not been definitely fixed upon
German a.ents, ninety-nine people
out of a hundred have drawn the more chaplains have been appoint-
natural conclusion. The warning ed now and the opportunities are
given to the various provinces, to great. On�� only wishes one could
safeguard their legislative buildings do more. Here we have a large
clearly shows what is in the official church tent and it is fitted up quite
mind or. the subject. At Victoria,
we are glad to see no one is allowed to enter except by one enter-
ance, all others being closed Perhaps the authorities will now proceed further and intern all Ger-
maiis, whether naturalized or not.
"Blood is thicker than water," and
naturalization counts little to a
Hun, "Once a Hun, always a
Hun." We appeal to our readers
to keep their eyes open for more
trouble, for it is certain that German agents have other points in
our fair Dominion marked down.
nice though simply, and we have a
little 'bill horn' organ too,
In another column will be found
some startling if welcome, results
of prohibition in Portland, Oregon.
They are from a reliable source and
the date of wliicli they appeared in
the "Oregonian" is given. In our
columns, we favour no particular
set of vested interests or organization, that is, we extend equal
courtesy to all. The "Review"
depends upon the advertisements,
neither of the liquor interests nor
of the temperance organization, and
it would not affect our views if the
"Review" did. But, we are bound
to say, Portland lias given us all
something to think about.
Rev, Mr. Laycock has received
the following letter from his friend
Mr. Hepburn, at the front. It will
doubtless prove very interesting to
many hereabouts,
As you seel am "somewhere"
in France and like many others
would rather be "anywhere" iu
Canada (even Sandwick) but no
one intends leaving until we win,
as we are bound to do eventually,
At present the situation in the East
is grave but British officers tell me
that even at the worst this can only
Spring 1916
Mew   Goods
Next Week
Ladies House Dresses
Wash Skirts and Middy Suits
Shirt Waists and Middy
Silk and Satin Underskirts
Dress   Goods
Dress Ginghams
Dress Muslins and Ducks
Waidsook and Lawns
Towels and Towelling
Isn't there a lot of snow? If we get
any more white downfall where are we
going to put it.
Several bams anil untenanted houses
have (alien in owing to tlie weight ot
snow, Mr. Allen losing 3 head of cattle,
Roads are very heavy, a big shovel being almost as necessary as a team, Sunday was a busy day breaking trails (or
the milk wagon.
Mr. Hugh Miller arrived lioineon Saturday from tlie Crows Nest pass. 'He bail
to wade through the snow from Onion
John Maleobnson is home again after
spending his holidays in Vancouver and
visiting friends in Victoria,
Mrs. Alex Sotnerville has been in the
hospital for a short time. She has been
on the sick list for quite a while, but is
now steadily improving,
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller moved out
to Bevan last week.
The local prospectors who went out to
the Rockies are coining back one by one.
Guess the pay streak wasn't rich enough
Monsieur LaGrippe is busy visiting
these days. He hasn't had time to miss
a single house. The sooner he gets
through the better.
Mr. J. Williamson is trying to haul
logs to the Royston sawmill. Sometimes
you see the team, sometimes the log and
occasionally you see Johnny.
Mr. Frank and Miss Nancy Williamson
ol Indian Head, Sask., are visiting their
parents at Crow ton ranche.     They   had
quite an experience coining through the aged g months and seven days
Rockies, being snowed up for 50 hours.
Wr. Williamson reports big crops and a
greal shortage ol cars for moving grain.
It is very cold back there, 5.5 below zero.
He says lots ol people would given good
sum for the pleasure of a mosquito bite
right now.
that this meeting of South Vancouver residents consider that the
time has uow arrived when the
^ government should undertake the
whole burden of providing for solders' wives and children and no
longer depend on the generosity ot
the public, but put into operation
at once some method whereby the
means might be provided.''
Died���At Sandwick, on Thursday, February 3rd. Marian Jessie,
daughter of  R.   Merle   Halliday,
At a meeting held recently in
South Vancouver to consider ways
and mean, of raisin? money for the
Patriotic Fund, tlie following resolution was passed and forwarded to
the member at gOtlawo, "Resolved
Esquimalt  &   Nanaimo  Railway
Through Passenger Trains leave Courtenay 11:35 on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday for Victoria and Way Stations
RETURNING���Arrivesjat Courtenay at
16:10, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Steamship ticket.1 J -n'all lines to all parts
of the world.  For particulars etc., address
Diit. PiiMD.fr Agtnt, Victoria
Agtnt Courtrnaj^Ptont R 60
Died- Suddenly at Sandwick. on
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Mrs. Jane
Halliday, wile of Mr. J A- Halliday, aged 72 years and 26 days.
The late Mrs. Halliday was born at
Schomberg, Ontario, on Jan. 8th, W44,
her maiden name being Henderson, She
and Air. Halliday were married 54 years
ago ami came to IS. C. in 1872, settling
on the farm l'llerslie Grange a few years
later, where they have resided ever
since. She was essentially a home woman, and was beloved by all with whom
slu- came iu contact. Heart failure was
the cause of her_death. She leaves to
mourn her loss a grown up family of
four boys and four girls, William at
Alert nay, Kmest at Kingcoine Inlet,
Victor and Merle at home, Mrs. Smith
at Albemi, Mrs. Moss at Moosejaw, and
Mrs. Prendergast and Mrs. Ployart living at Sandwick. The funeral on Sundry was largely attended, Rev. Thos.
Menzies officiating.
Prohibition in Portland, Ore.
Here are some points from the
"Portland Oregonian" of Feb. 1,
1916, on the results of prohibition;
Not a single family row; they
were common before.
More cash in circulation for groceries, dry goods and staple articles
Number of girls in police court
reduced to nothing in comparison
with the number before prohibition
came in.
Intoxicated nrolor drivers have
ceased to exist, with corresponding
reduction iu reckless driving, etc
Number of drunks arrested in
January 1916 was 776, in comparison with 1,743 for January 1915,
and   what is   more, il is   expected
Royal Standard Products
are British Columbia Products
ROYAL STANDARD PRODUCTS have been proven SUPERIOR to all others, Thousands of llritish Columbians have attested to
this SUPERIORITY Poultry products���Food products���Grain
products -nil -right up to famous WILD ROSE P\STRY FLOUR���
the fust essential is QUALITY.
is, unquestionably, the very best bread Hour it is possible to secure
have been highly endorsed by the II. C
build our Province by using ONLY Hour
made in British Columbia���aud that ROYAL STANDARD
Royal  Standard   Grain
Products  Agency
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F. Movilz, Mgr.
Phone 33; End of Bridge
-ade in British Columbia
Black Box
The Mightiest Photo-Play
at the
Opera  House
Thursday Night
Admission 15c
Good Music
Courtenay    Hotel
Comfort  With Moderate Rates
Bent Wines T. BOOTH
and Liquors
Courtenay  Tailor
Ladies and Gents Suits
Suits $27 up       Pants $7 up
% .75
Cleaning and
Suits $1.25 up
Repsiring, Btc.
Gents clothes kept in order by the
month $2,50
Haney, I, !��mlwk|w
The same building as Robertson's Drug
Store, Union St., Courtenay
that other criminal offences will be
reduced by 80 per cent.
It will be observed that Oregon
did not adopt working men's clubs
or any other halfway measure, but
went the whole hog. It is for
Biitish Columbia* to clean up in
like manner, and so" attain real
prosperity. ..���__.
Mentholated White Pine and
Tar 50c per bottle
Laxative Quinine Tablets
25c per box
Cod Liver Oil and Malt with
Wild Cherry $1
Cod Liver Oil Compound $1
r'ild Cherry Cough Mixture
Drug [Store
^ Phone 30
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also  laid. Oil   the
The regular meeiing of the City
Council w-is held ou Monday evening. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved, Four
communications wet e read, one from
R. Greunwell asking i'or Information concerning military affairs and
amounts ot money subscribed for
patriotic purposes from this district.
One from R. Allan, City Auditor
Stating that owing to the absence of
information aiient the assets of the
school board and city, he was unable to submit his report at this
meeting, He submitted a short
summary showltig
From the Sisters of St. Joseph
enclosing corrected account re Ceo.
11 iiini.. From 4th Ave. Heating
& Pluthbing Co, asking for payment of their accounts against Hie
school boanl.
C, P,   DiiikIiis Ji.fio
L,   Alexanilci    2l.()0
(',. Hodgson aud A. Kerton,, ,7,50
Remington Typewrite! Co... .S.��o
McPhee & Morrison 1.651 buildings
(I, \V. Hodgsou .3.00
These were referred to the Finance committee to pay if found
The finance committee referred
the account of the Ulectri. Light
Co, for $8 50 for repairing and re.
placing lamps back for further information, stating that the city had
no agreement with the Co.
Mr. Wood stated that the Company were to instal the lights and
the city to pay for current and renewals as per Peterson's contract
Aid. Anderton said the city did not
take over Mr, Peterson's agreement
and that the Company took the agreement back from   Mr.   Peterson.
Aid. Aston said the Council
were under no obligation to pay
Electric Light accounts unless the
Company had a franchise,
Aid. Hurford moved that the
Council take steps to make a businesslike agreement with the Electric
Light Co The Mayor instructed
the Utilities Committee to meet the
Company's managers and make
suitable arragetnents.
The Finance Committee also objected to an account from the Review, but it was pointed   out   that
unsuitable,   I
table a plan of 11 building! l.S >* 30
feet,,submitted hy Aid. Kerton,
which could lie elected on a street
eud at a cost not exceediug $400,
which would lie suitable for a number of years, and then could be
turned into a lire hall,
It was finally decided to remain
iu the present building for a few
months longer, and in the meantime the committee will go further
into tlie matter of selecting a site.
Aid, McKenzie asked that his
amendment to the Traders By-Law
be laid over for two mnotlis.
Aid, Hurford said he was getting
copies of traffic regulation by-law
from other cities upon wliicli to
frame his by-law,
The city decided to take no nction
in the matter of Klliott, McLean &
Shanley's hill for appearing at  ar-!
bitration prt ceedings, I
The matter ni the  city   lij-htinn
the building occupied   by   ������olliers!
came up, and the clerk  explained
lhat the officer  commanding   had
requested   the   city   to   light   the
lie had   called   up the '
mayor, who   was ill,   nml   he told
him 1.1 get three other aldermen to,
agree to it and il would be all right I
This was done.
Aid. M.Ken.ie staled that he!
had interviewed Col. Warden, aud
while the government hud made:
proviiion for lighting at Comox
none had been made at Com unity
and by the time arrangements could
lie made the regiment might be in
Aid. Aston wanted to know
whether the business of the council
was to be done over the telephone
or at the council chamber,
On motion of Aids. Hurford and
McKenzie the action taken regarding lights for the soldiers was to be
sustained aud entered in the minute book.
There were no tenders for the
position of city clerk, and it was
moved by Aids. McKenzie and
Kerton that Mr Haines he employ,
for this year, the salary and duties
to be the same as last year. The
clerk then asked that the salary be
raised, but this was not acqueised
in bv the council.
Aid. McKeti/.ie moved, seconded
by Aid. Anderton that the clerk be
the account was considerably lower j empowered to   collect al!   past due
than the regular scale of charges
for similar work, and the account
passed. The Clerk, however, was
instructed to communicate with
other B. C. printing offices to find
out if the charges were correct.
Aid. Hurford, for   the   Utilities
license fees; and also to look up the
matter of collecting road tax from
A pretty home wedding
place at the home ol Mi. and
j, ,S. .Shopliind, Roc cstii, All
at 4:30 p. in., on. Wednesday
20th iust , when iheir eldest (laughter, Elizabeth Mary,' was united in
holy matrimony to Charlev Uayner
the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Whiteley, Lewiston, Alia. The
Rev. R. Little, of Athabascai a
particular friend of the ���groom, performed the ceremony al which
only the immediate relatives of the
bride and groom were present
The bride was tastelully dressed ill
white net over silk with bridal veil
and orange blossoms, She was attended by her sister Agnes who
wore a maize-voile dress trimmed
with silk buttons. While the groom
was assisted by his cousin, Mr. T.
Pluml.y, of Stocks, Alta. The
bridal couple utter receiving tunny
and useful presents retired to p;e-
pnre for the wedding supper
In ihc evening two score or 1110 e
friends oi the young a uple gathered and spent a very enjoyable evening at games and dancing. Durng
the evening refreshments were
daintily served by the mother of
the bride, assisted by her daughter-
in-law and two sons, Pte W, A
Shopland uf the M. G. S., 63rd
Butt,, and Pte. I'". G, Shopland
of the 138th Halt., who arrived on
the afternoon train to attend the
Mr. and Mrs. Whitely were seen
off on the morning train by a small
group of friends mid a shower of
confetti and rice. They will spend
their honeymoon in the east visiting friends, and on their return
they will take up their residence at
Stocks, Alberta.
Notes from the 102nd Camp
Warden's Warriors have now got
an official crest. The design was
made by a Vancouver man and was
chosen from almost 100 designs.
Col. Warden states that he has
attested 750 men.
Th-ie is now almost a full company billited in Courtenay. Tlie
company has been divided into platoons and sections, Courtenay making up No. 1 platoon with 4 sections, Nelson No. 2, Cranbrook No.
3 and Grand Forks No. 4. Sergt.-
Major Stafford has been appointed
I'.lalto ate arrnngt mi nis pre be
! nig completed to hold _ rousing
military concert in the 1 >| era House
here on Feb, 18 Tin concert will
consist ol songs, recitations nnd
vaudeville siutlts, physical dulls,
bayonet and sword exercises, also a
tableau depicting soldiers' life in a
j camp With'a few improvements
this concert will be a repetition ot
concerts that were loudly applauded in many interior lowus, A
splendid dance will lie held after
the concert, Good orchestra, Admission 25c, reserved seats 50c.
Proceeds for St Joseph's Hospital
Mr. C. P. Dundas was engaged , Acting Sergt. Major of   the   com
as city solicitor at $io per  month
He was   agreeable   providine   not
more than  two or three day's time
Committee, reported that they had | was taken up per month,
interviewed 0. H. I'echner regard-1 Lieut. White, who was present
ing reniting his store for Council thanked the council on behalf of
Chambers. He wanted $15 per the officers and men of the 102nd
month for 1 st year, anc $20 the 2nd Regiment for kindness shown at
year.    Peacey's building was   also the hands of the council.
pany, while Sergt. Major Barker
is the Acting Major of a new company which is uow being formed.
There are about 3.0 men stationed in Courtenay
The farmers in this section have
been making   use of the   men sta
tioned here bv hiring them to sho
vel snow off their buildings.
A Venomous Writer
We o'citi 1h.1t   some   "I our   reader.
li ivc iiii.eoiibtrued oiu in tide ul tlie   "tli
ulto, initl i ( a i" in.nn  U:.it   uur citi-
Ben Win    Idleus w i-   the wi itei   "I the
vim mn ms It tier tec ived  by the .Kditoi
ui " I'Ih'Wi/i V' wyich lie had thrown in
the w.i'.U' paper banket,    We have   plea-
si'i'c iii -i ituitf Unit thi- very 'opposite is
. thf case nnd ifive'beloiv tin- veil ;i mi account which'appeared in ' I'he   Week":
"Tiikowi.w.   Uoi'o,   KTS
The Week is in   receipt "I   one ���>( the
tllost   ithiisive,   anil at   the same   lime.
amusing   letters   which   has   ever been
thrown at   the   defenceless   head   of its
Editor,    li is signed by the Chairman or
President   of   the   Victoria   Prohibition
Committee, ami is literally bursting with
I venom,   It si-ems that tins "gentleman"
in the  course   ut Ins   wanderings   has
struck Courtenay,   nml as  anyone   who
reads The   Week   knows,   Courleuay is
imt a very   healthy   place   (or   "gentlemen" uf the J. ll. ,M    stripe ins!   now,
thanks to the  businesslike   work of our
esteemed correspondent, W, ', !:��� i 9,   He
Unit as it may, j. II.  M, i-   "sore, ' and
his snrciK-ss   '.-an only   find reiii '   in as
fine a specimen  of   natural   "'tellings-
gate" as even   Whin-chapel   could produce,    It has guiic  into the   wastepaper
basket with  this acknowledgement, ami
with tlie expression uf sincere regrtt that
I a  worthy   cause should   continue  tube
] handicapped by what .'ipp,. ,rs   tu he the
[ "inevitable" type 0/ advocate,"
On another page appears an   interest-
' ing letter from Mr. Idiens from wnich it
: will he seen that Billingsgate and White-
I chapel districts are well   known to   him
also the language, but   which   latter he
refrains from using however aggravating
I it may be that this  Piohibition   S-- ���  1
I lion   will nut  agree   lu a   conferee e   I
I say twelve to see if   this liquor   business
cannot he settled bv remedial   :::������   -ures
being adopted and thus   save the   tl    is-
i ��mls of dollars which they  ire now seeking to cover their expenses in these days
of retrenchment,
The timber statement for the
month of December issued by the
Hon. the Minister of Lands shows
that the total scale of sawlogs for
the Province amounted to 5_,.*_(i,-
857 feet board measure, in addition
to 361,698 lineal feel of piles aud
pules, and 19,854 cords oi railway
ties, shingle bolts, etc. 'I'he saw-
logs scaled ill the various districts
include: Vancouver 37,279,596 ft,.
Cranbrook 4,985,614, Island 3,321-
_'.1), Kelson 2,537,606, Vernon I,"
699,631, ' Kamloops 988,467 and
Prince Rupert 771,5X6. In the
Vancouver district there were
scaled 148,694 lineal feet of poles
and piles, in the Prince Rupert division 117,110 liueol feet, and in
the Nelson district 40,725 lineal
feet. Of tics, shirgle bolts, etc.,
scaled, the Vancouver district
shows 11,422 cords, Cranbrook
4,242, Nelson 2 108 and Ft. George
1.814. Timber sales recorded during the mouth under review cover
an estimated total of ,7,263,000 ft., lv womell of Mauit0|u .���,;
sawlogs, 22,920 lineal feet poles Sflskatchewal1 ilrt. ,0 have tlle fraa.
and piles and 200 cords ties, etc.. |cjltae extellded t0 them at the
estimated to produce a   revenue of; prej,e_t ���_.���;������. of ,,,,lr   resi���.aive
.  _ . | parliaments.   It is about time the.
women of B. C. were getting th*
franchise also. Many of them
could exercise it to better advantage than some uf the present
Four fishermen quit their work
at Prince Rupert last week and
linked up with Warden's Warriors
(102nd) Battalion.
Your Printing
Cannot be done any
better or any cheaper anywhere else in
Be C than at the
Courtenay Review
McBryde's Bakery &
Tea Rooms
Calhoun Block Courtenay
P. McBryde for almost 8 years with  Marocchi Bros.
begs to announce to the community that he has opened a Bakery and Tea Room at the above address
I have had a technical training in the Kilmarno.k
Bakery School and Glasgow Technical, .Scotland,
under the best masters, and hold a first class certificate, upper grade, in the technics of bread maKiiig
and a first class certificate in baking confectionery by
the Master Makers Association I can assure the public that the bread and caxes made by me will be manufactured by the best methods Khovvn to the baking
world today and will be pure, healthful and appetising
Hoping for a share of public patronage
Remember the address    -    Next the Royal Bank of Canada
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith ard Carriage Builder COURTENAY
Get "More Money" for your Foxes
Muskr.t, White Weasel, Beaver. Lynx, Wolves,
Marten and other Fur bearers collected In your section
SHIP TOUR PUBS DIRECT <o "SHr BERT" the l.irgesl
hone In Ibe World dealini exclusively In Mini li AMERICAN mi, ��� 11; ,
a reliable���responsible���safe Kur House will an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century," a lonu successful record of sending Fur.Shippers prompt,SATIS FACTORY
AND PROFITABLE returns. Write ii>r"ttt�� _>hob��rt _>ni��prr."
the only reliable, accurate market report nnd price list published.
Wrll�� lor ll-NOW-ir. FBEE
Comox, B, C.
lesl Meals North of I nniauio
Choicest Uquori and Cigars
C. A. Martin, Prop,
J.  li.- ASTOJS  I
Logger'. Slines made to order.
In North and South, in East
and West,
Alton's Handmade Shoes will
stan 1 the Test.
The   Comox   Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing    Hut    I'ir.St   Class   Work
Guaranteed,    Baths in connection
C .  I"..   ii.AI.KYMl'U',, Prop,
Cu-X-berlci-id Hotel
Good Accomodation      Cusiue Kxcelleii
Win. iMerryfield
On December the 17lli from Steveston,
Scow G, Q, I,. J. Last seen off Na-
noose Bay, December .'1st.
Any information leading to the recovery of this Scow will be rewarded.
Co., Ltd.
New Westminster rlione S26
When In Doubt
Play Trumps
Have Goard T'tne Your Piano
Factory Experience
Recommends   from   Leading  Musicians
from tile Atlantic to the Pacific.   Copies
of same furnished on request
W. J. Goard   will ne   iu this city   about
April   1.     la ive or lers at this Office,
or write direct to
845, 8th -Ave., W.    -   Vancouver
Palace Livepy
Hcrses and   Ptiggies for  Hire _, '
Terms cash.
We   also  attend   to  wood hauling
Propi ietors
Courtenay Phone 25
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fin    Sliowiug of   Horse   Blankets,   Lap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Casus,  Etc,
Harness Repaired Neatly
(Jumberlar.;! and Courtenay
Not to Bake?
The former is really unnecessary when Bread from the
Courtenay Bakery is available
andby reason ofquality ha_ so
many votaries. Get tlie A B>|
habit and .satisfaction
W. Aitken
Oppositenew Presbyterian Church
A  Greater  Courtenay
Without any doubt 11 any have read the two previous articles
publishe I it) 'The Review" i.n the Crown Granted Coal Area",
who have scoffed at tut idea of development work, or any other
sort, of work bein;' accomplished, and who have done their best
to impress their views on others. This class ol individual "The
Co'ifirtncd Pessimist" is always with us, and giveti sufficient
hearing will convince- for the time being even a fairly optimistic
individual that there are 100 reasons why the project is doomed
to failure before it is even started. His main reason of course
will be the depth of seams, and that it is impossible to work profitably at 2,000 le-i-t or over. To refute this opinion statistics
can easily be obtained of many mines both in tiie "Jnited Slates
and iii the Old Country, that are worked today at as great, and
greater depths, and at as ^oi.d :i margin of profit, as are mines
located ou outcropping.!, nnd worked en the liniuel system.
Further, 2,000 feet is the generally assumed aver age-depth of the
coal seams, the drill may prove this 1 pinion to be entirely c unions In any case- we have all seen with what suipiisiilg celerity
the pessimist can change his attitude and boost with lhe best of
us once favorable davelopm nts are under way nnd doubt has
changed to certainty, but he is the last poison to sunt anything
on his own initiative and should be taken but scant notice of on
this coal right question for that very reason.
Pre-supposing that the joint owners agree to a development
fund being opened for public subscription on the terms outlined
in last week's article, 1 repeat my assertion that there are hundreds of people in the district who would contribute to such a
fund, Subseriptioi s could be looked for under three headings,
(A) From tiie owners themselves as being the parties most interested. (15) From the property owners in Courtenay, sonic
400, who would have a double incentive to see the coal areas on
a workingjbasis, first, for the dividtnd accruing from subscriptions to fund, and seciind, liecause it is the one, big, sure development lhat will put Courtenay city property in demand for
building operations in the shortest possible time. (C) From the
men at the logging camps, the miners at Cumberlaud, No. 7,
Uni.n Bay, 10 many of whom a ten-to-one shot will appeal as a
good spotting chance if for 110 other reason.
Open the fund, and you will find if actively canvassed for,
that it will be subscribed. Get the drill working. The property
even thus far developed will attract purchasers a thousand times
more favourably than ill its present state The purchasing field
is large' but means must be found to bring the property to the
notice of purchasers, for il is certain they will not come around
begging for the privilege of buying.
McLeod & McMillan who held the option in 1912 claimed
they had practically completed a deal with the Grand Trunk Pacific, ard that it would have gone through but lor the unfortunate drowning ol the President of this railroad in the Titanic disaster. Haw-the Grand Trunk Pacific officials ever he-en approached since in the matter
The C. P. H. some six years ago held the Duiisinuir pro-
peities under option, proving at least lhat the C. P R. was in
the aarket for a coast colliery. At tlie present time other railroads���The Pacific   Great Eastern, or lhe   Greal   Northern, for
illustration���may be considering the purchase of coal fields nt the
coast for all we know to the cont/ary.
Tin nil g from railroads to private individuals, I wrote Mr.
D. A. Thomas, the Welsh Magnate, re the local coal areas when
he was in the States last year. He replied from New vork under date of August 1 ttli. to effect that he had some knowledge
of the coal field in question as he had visited Vancouver Island
in the spring of 1913, but in view of the fact that his time was
entirely taken up with the work arising from his special mission
to lhe United States and Canada, he found it impossible to look
into or entertain any outside proposals.
Consider in what a different light the matter could 'ne presented to Mr. Thomas villi the development work accomplished,
results s-ctired, records at hand showing depth, thickness and
extent, of coal seams, report oi analysis of coal all lhe essential,
vital facts to the success of a sale to lay before him. And Mr.
Thomas is on'y one of many investors who might be interested
now that the extraction of the bye products oi coal is engaging
mine owner's attention to such an extent, here we have the most
favourable basis of all to work on, b cause there is no coal in the
w nId ii :her in bye products than the coal cf   British  Columbia
However, take for granted that no purchaser can be secured
is the matter necessarily to be dropped, and the money spent in
development work to be wasted. By no means, time then to
centre all attention and energy on forming a company and disposing of sufficient stoek to provide the capital to start opera
tions. Space forbids discussing company formation as the courtesy of the liditor of The Review has a'ready been taxed to the
limit with these articles.
My las' word to the coal right owners is to get busy, and
abandon tln-ir present policy of standing pat and simply waiting;
for something to turn up. Half the world never knows what
the other half are djii g, and nine tenths of possible purchasers
of coal rights do not know of. and never heard pt the local field.
' To start di veloping is the first stey towards success, but with
sonic fifty individual owners it is a sure case of ' what is everybody's business is nobody's business'' when it comes to getting
the owners together, for this reason I will take it upon myself
to say that, if these articles have been of sufficient interest to
induce some of the owners to write or notify me that they are iu
favor of attempted development, I will call a general meeting of
all interested It discuss matters as the first starling point towards
an active development campaign.
Sutton & Kirkwood
Undertakers ;and
Night or Day Calls Promptly
-V. tended
CHAS. SIMMS The Water Question
Four Good  Houses,
water    and   electric
light in each
Expert Watchmaker   Qualified Optician
s selling Spectacles an Eye
glasses from $2.50 per pair,
Including sight testing. Each
eye tested separately to insure
correct vision
Letter to The Editor
I'ditor The Review.
The Costcriiionuer shouts Wo't Cheer?
"Ow ver gettin on erbout our beer?"
Answer, "Oil riuht ole sport don't worry."
It tins come to my knowledge that sonic of your renders nre under the illusion Unit 1 was lhe writer ol the venomous letter to "The
Week" referred i" 111 your issije "I _7ili ulto. The- very contrary is the
case. Mr. J, lliii'll Morgan, president of the Prohibition Association
for Vancouver Island, referred to in "The Week" as "J, It. RI." was
Lhe writer of that letter as the following over my signature in "The
Week" for lhe !9th ulto, will prove
Courtenay, M. C, fitiniarv 2'th, 1916
I'ditor T'-c Week.
Tin- fact 01 Mr. J, limit Morgan 11 know he is the gentlemen
you relet tons "J. 11. Al.,' final what he told me when here) finding
time to criticize your Common house 1'dilorialn on the Prohibition
question dis| els the Illusion I was under Hint the strain of running
Iroin one point lo auotl er on Vancouver Island expounding the views
ul Ins p.nly, lie hadn't loiind time, as asked iu in- previous letter, lo
give the rem 'dial measures which Courtcnit) suggested, mature consideration, ami say whether Ins Association would ugree to give them a
trial. I sonolc hands with Iiini on the street here 11 lew days ago, but
the weather glass being below y,cro, I didn't slop in discuss this point
wiili him, thinking lhat I should have an opportunity ol meeting him
again, bill when I inquired for him Intel, wns told he hud gone lo Cumberland. We arc mil g ling to allow him and his followers to "lix the
tunc and bcnl the time," so far as thin 1'isli'lcl is concerned, our motto
being "the greatest good for the gfiatesl number,1, which remedial
measures only will achieve, and we rnspcctfiilly ask him not to further
delay giving ns a reply. I've received letters from all parts of the
Illauil agreeing with the view we take,
I notice, Hear Mr. liditor, that you infer the line ol action which
this Prohibition Association is pursuing is enough to make one use billingsgate or Whin-chapel language in the mildest Iiuguoge of cither,
wouldn't it be it shaiie if this crowd is successful inr.Ling ill (130,000
ot cover Iheir expenses, when this money would go a lung . av to alleviate the sum rings of so iniiiy "out ol works" just iio.v, lo say nothing of tlie birds and deer starving, owing to the severest winter
weather known ill these pirts .'or 21 yeirs, I'm well acqimhre.1 with
the Billingsgate and Whitecliapel districts, as well as the language
spoken, having s| ent tlie hapt lest 5 years of my life 111 tlie early eighties, when acting as manager o( the Costermongers friend, t! e late
Baroness Burden Coutts, al Columbia Market, in the slum district of
Whitecliapel, which she established as a means of the poor getting
cheap food, her fishing licet in lln- North Sea of sailing smacks and
steam trawlers numbering over one hundred.
One dark night, when walking through Hi n k bane. Whit chapel
I was held up by a gang who let me go oil discovering that I was a
servant of the gnod I! rouess, who enabled them to get a thumping
pen'oth of fried fish and chipped 'Inters, A large liquor Inn, or pub,
as it was called, formed oue large coiner of Columbia Market, which
was run on similar Hnss to what I've urged for our working man's
club, all kinds of food and non-alcoholics being sold, and during the 5
years I was manager of the Market not one single case of drunkenness
was brought to my notice, the reason being obvious; these poar indtis-
trious workers had only sufficient money to satisfy Iheir own wains,
making il ina'dfcst that its the treating system in this and every other
country that is the curse.
The Horoness' principal advisor in huildingjtliis market, at a cost
of o-ie and a halt million dollars, was the late Dean Parrar, whose
writings are interesting reading, aud surely if he bad thought (or one
moment that liquor was a poison, and that this Inn would be a curse to
the Market he would have so advised her I.advshipp
Yours truly,
WM,  llJll'NS.
Secretary Citizen's League, Courtenay, li. C.
Courtenay, B. C, January 31, 1916
H. D. Forde, Esq.,
Agent Law Union & Rock Ins. Co., Ltd.
Dear Sir:���I beg to acknowledge with
thanks the receipt of the Law Union & Rock Ins.
Co's cheque for the sum of $913.10 to cover the
loss of my house and furniture by fire on the 3rd
My business relations with your company
have been both pro.npi: and satisfactory.
As stated, my house v/ith contents was
destroyed by fire on the 3rd, adjustment was arranged and proofs of loss mailed to Victoria on the
8th inst., and cheque to cover less was mailed from
Canadian head office of company in Montreal on
the 19th inst.
Assuring you I will  always  have a good
word to say for the Law Union & Rock.
Yours very truly,
Sand and Gravel
Kates Reasonable
Lessons given on the Violin
and Music
Harmony Orcliostm
Riverside Hotel COURTENAY
The Courtenay Jewelry Store Apply, MRS. WM. LEWIS
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water nnd Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Co  tut 1 n
Barrister  and  Solicitor,  Notary  Public
P. O. Box 209
Phone 24 Courtenay
Advertise In The Review    ' Swan's Old Stand, Courtenay


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