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The Review Jan 11, 1917

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VOL. 5
Auction   __>;
for Mr. E. A. Mitchell, Cairns Ranch, Courtenay
Saturday, Jan.  13
at 12 o'clock     Luncheon at 11
30 head Dairy Cattle Chickens, Hay, Straw Roots
4 young Pigs, Horse and Buggy
Telephone 10 COURTENA
Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
AU Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
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 on lamps up to aud
including 60 watts is 35c each,
After January ioth, our price
will be 40c,
Courtenay Electric
Light Heat and Power
Company Limited
Local Lines
Orson K. Dyer, nn employee of
the Canadian Western Lumber
Company, has started suit for damages against the Comox I/>ggiug
Company and tlie Canadian Western Lumber Company for injuries
received July .1, while nt work on
the Comox Logging Railway.
C. J Moore is selling his fancy
teacups and saucers at $2 per dozen.
There will be a meeting of the
Farmers' Union in Agricultural
hall on Friday evening, Jan. 12,
C. J. Moore is clearing out his
childrens shoe, at reduced prices
Sam Watson's many friends will
be pleased to know that he is still
in the land of the living, iu a Ger
man prison camp,
Part of a house, unfurnished to
let. Apply Mrs. Halliday, Courteuay.
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 one and a half gallons milk
daily. Milk test 5.5, $55 cash
Phone 79F.
One day   recently   tlie   Indians
shot a 45 foot sperm whale in the
bay at the   mouth   of   the   river.
1 They have got him pulled up close
1 to shore and are taking the oil out
{of him and cutting off the blubber.
Nearly everybody in Courtenay has
been down to see the monster.
Thos. McQuillan left for Vancouver on Sunday's boat.
C. J. Moore is selling children's
all wocl hose at 25 and 35 cents.
Our private list of persons who
are qualifying for the Annanias
Club is still growing.
The Junior Alderman for Ward
1 "set" too long. His flock of
votes were a few short.
'Twas an awful slaughter.
Poor old ward 3 again has no
resident representative at the Council board,
The oldest resident says the work
begun two years ago is now accomplished,
And now to business,
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.
Frrd Garage for Nobby, Goodyear and Dunlop auto and bicycle
tires and accessories. Bicycles for
Mr. W, Howard, who has been
the chief operator at the Wireless
stetiori at Lazo has been transferred
to the Point Grey station, for which
place he left on Sunday's boat.
Mr. Creer, who has been in charge
cf the Point (irey station, "succeeds
him. Mr. Howard, during his
time of service in this district, has
made many sincere friends who will
wish him luck in his new field of
It will be remembered that on the
eve ot the outbreak of hostilities,
the then premier of this province,
Sir Richard McBride, secured two
submarines from a Puget Sound
shipyard on behalf of the Canadian
Government. In course of time the
"gutter press" saw fit to attempt
to make political capital out of
what most fair minded people
thought to be a far seeing and pa ���
triotic action, and in consequence
of this, the Ottawa authorities ap-
appointed a commissioner to en-',
quire into the matter, Tlie hitter's '
handling of the enquiry won even
the approval of that small section
of the press already referred to, and
it must be chagrined now to read
the report published on the fiudings
of the commissioner, Sir Chas. Da* 1
vidson. Eor that report in thej
plainest ol language vindicates the
purchase of the submarines, refer*
red to in cautions and reserved j
terms as having been "highly desirable tor naval defence, and pro-1
bably saved Victoria and Vancouver '
from attack and enormous tribue''
While the original contract at which
the vessels were ordered was $818,-
000 and Sir Richard McBride paid
$1.150,000 it must be remembered
the commissioner proceeds, that a
general advance in prices had occurred since that original contract
Was placed by the Chilian government, and that in any case, to have
refused the two submarines because
the price was high would have been
a mistake of judgment, and would
have been indefensible."
When thc war is over, and official records are made public, maybe
the actual work done by the submarines in question will be realized
Judging from whispers, they saved
the B. C. coast cities on at least one
occasion, including the property of
some of the precious critics. The
feature of the whole business to be
deplored is the eagerness of parti-
zau papers to make political capital
at all costs, even at the expense ol
their own souls, and self-respect,
The municipal noinina'i.������ * were
held on Monday,   and r<
follows:���For  school ttustee,   W.
iG.   Robettson,   acclamation.   For
Mayor, D,   Kilpatrick ami
MoKenzie   Jr,     For    A
Ward 1, P, L.   Anderton,   l.    L
Dunham. F. Kerton. G. I
Ward 2.   N. H. Bodeu,   1
ford. A. McNeil, M. Perez,    .
3, T. Aston, C. Brown, E, Fletcl
II. Idiens.       The  eleclii
place on Thusday and   resulted  as
Mayor, J. W. McKenzie.
Aldermen. Ward I, C Leighti
P. L.   Anderton-    Ward 1. R, I
Hurford,  A,   McNeil.    Ward   3.
J, Aston, C. Brown,
C. J. Moore is selling men -   oil
skins at cost to clear.
Miss Gregg. Supervisor
B. C. Telephane Co. paidanoffic '.
visit to the offices in tlie district
this week - She had a most delight
fill trip from Union Bay to (- u_n-
A block of   wood  fell  from   -  -
top of the railway bridge aud i'i** ���
workman wlio was standing uni.r-
neath a blow on the  foreti
morning,   Dr. Millard 1   *
to the hospital, .where   he
consciousness, aud is doing u
The bridge and trestle act    -
Puhtledge ri?er   is   be' g
this week.    Some of tl
worn or rotted nearly   thro.
the action of the water.    Tl.
< tenay sawmill has the coatract   *
! cutting the timber.
A Thing of Beauty
is a Joy Forever
NyaPs Face Cream
25 and 50c
Nyal's Beef&Iron Wine
$1 per Bottle
If you feel good, All is Good
Braces you up
Safety  First
For Fresh   Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery  and
Soft Drinks.
in connection
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
we guaranTEA
the QualiTEA
of our TEA
Comox Creamery
55c per lb. this week
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
How many people, crippled and lame from rheumatism,
ewe their condition to neglected or incorrect treatment!
It is the exact combination of the Purest Cod Liver
Oil with glycerine and hypophosphites as contained in
that has made Scott's famous for relieving rheumatism when other treatments have utterly failed.
If you are a rheumatism sufferer, or feel its first
symptoms, start on Scott's Emulsion at once.
3wn * Bee***, T-ra-(n.OaL
An Enlarged Experience
Canada  Preparing  for  Larger  Production of Manufactured
Canadian prosperity, it is true, lias
been brought about partly by war
orders, but these constitute only a
fraction o( the nation's new industries. They have been most helpful
in showing llic country what it can
do towards supplying its own needs.
The war orders havc tested the country's supply of raw material and tlie
.kill of its mechanics. When the
war orders shall have stopped, Canada will bc prepared to go on with
thc production of manufactured articles on a scale that it could not havc
attained iu many years without the
instruction and experience that have
come with the demand for munitions.
The war has cost Canada dearly, bul
the experience will not leave, the
country without some valuable compensation, especially in an enlarged
knowledge of itself. ��� Christian Sei*
emrc Monitor.
THI New r-tENCH REM-OV. N,l K.5 N*
irrat .ucce... CURBS chromic weakness, lost vroot
���UT.GOVT STAMP A.'.'I.-. r,U 10 ALL. li��.',U!W�� PACIS-fc
To the Rescue
Time for Civilization to Defend Itself Against War
This war is by far thc most terrible of all wars in the scale of its
destruction and the horrible nature
of the instruments of destruction
which it employs. The next war is
likely to be worse, for as science progresses and tl.e ingenuity of man extends, so is the mechanism of war
likely to become ever more diabolically "destructive. Is it not time for
civilization to defend itself? Should
we not apply some portion of the
energy and the contrivance which we
lavish on war and its preparation to
the preparation and the buttressing
of peace? It is not impossible, The
way has long becn discerned, and it
needs little more than goodwill and
a fixed resolve to achieve the triumph more glorious than any which
arms can bring.���From the Manchester Guardian,
A Land of Wealth
The Benefits to  Be  Derived   l-'rom
Learning the Glorious Lesson
of Thrift
The really great countries of the
world are peopled by thrifty, hard-
headed, sensible folks who arc not
ashamed to save, and a large pari of
lhc destitution and misery of this
world arc traceable to somebody's
lack of thrift���somebody's unwillingness to give up presenl pleasures
for future prosperity, The boy and
the girl who fail lo get the schooling thc.v  should; the mother, broken
by hard, unending toil; iiie foreclosed mortgage, the broken-lip home
���how often do these come from
Homebody's failure lo save?
If wc have not already done so, let
us now learn lhe glorious lesson ol
thrift; let us join flic bank line and
be our own masters, rather llian tlie
bread line of dependent supplicants,
Let's save some money-
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Gasoline as Wash for Wounds
Contused, lacerated wounds with
dirt ground inlo them arc cleaned
with gasoline in a field hospital in
France. The skin and then lhe surface of the wound are rubbed with
a swab or absorbent cotton soaked in
gasoline. The interior of the wound
is swabbed out with gasoline as far
as can be reached wilh pledgets of
collon wrapped around a forceps.
Gasoline causes no pain, but it will
cause blisters if left on and covered
with bandages that prevent evaporation. Medical journals say gasoline
lias long been used by workmen in
faciories for cleaning dirtv enl - and
Sweet and palatable, Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator i.i acceptable to children, and it do:-- its
work surely and promptly.
Do- R-me.l-s
And How to Feed
Malls*  frM  ts any  I'.rau   by
tlie Author
118 West 31>t Street, New York
One More New Department
How many departments arc group
ed U'rdcr the euphonious name of the
War Office? Whatever may be said
of tire advisability of some of these
departments, general satisfaction is
i felt throughout England at the crca
I tion of one to look after the soldier
1 discharged from the army unfitted to
look after himself, with tlie aid of hi
pension. The result of the old plan
that thousands of soldiers were
found unable to take up work, and
yet were not weak enough to be retained in a military hospital, the average of which is crowded to its capacity. Mr. Lloyd George has created a department to handle this problem, which will mean that doctor's
aid will be continued after the soldier ha.- left the hospital.
'he Gift TRat Gets
A Smile-*
because it guarantees unequalled
service���from Christmas to Christmas���over and over again ���is
^Gillette SafetyR��_or
It's the "safest" gift you can select,
for every man shaves, and knows that
in the Gillette you are giving him the
best equipment that money can buy.
His appreciation will be SURE and
Christmas 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 Razor Co. of Canada, Limited
Office snd F��clor��--CI--ETTE BUILDING, MONTREAl.
Doctor Tells How to Strengthen
Eyesight 50 per cent. In One
Week's Time in Many Instances
A   ff��t   Pre-r.-rlpt._n   Y.y   Cu   H��vr   Filled I
���nd  Us�� at Home
LONDON.���Da   yon   _r**r   tltSMi?      Art I
you a victim w e>�� strain w other *t*  weak j
oeuea.      If   _-_,   you   will   be   kU<1   ���*-*   *'"---*
tttlt according to Ur. J.f-rii their ,1 reat ho_*e !
for yon.     Many whOM eye�� were failing day I
they hare had their eye., restored through ths
��rraciple of this wonderful free picicii-itiort.
��ne man uyi, after trying it: "I wat almost
blind; could not tea i. read at all. Now I
eao read everything without any flfusei and
my tye. do not water anv morn. At high:
tl*ejr would pain dreadfully I now U-e? fer1
Ut ill the timr. It wm like a UilracU 0
ni"' A lady who used it ��*���- ��� "Tha Bttnoi-
phet* .eetned h-uy with nr without ���*,'���** ���"���
but kfter unitig this pretQflptloa lor fifteen
dayi everything taeflU clear. I cm rvru read
ntK pr-tiit witliotit fstattt.* It ia believed
that t.i-.ti.andi who v-ear fflfcMM can now -it.
card thein in a reaaoaafala time and multitude
moie will be able- to tstreiijrihen their ever
���o || to be (pared the trtvtbrf nnd expeot-S ot
rest getting gtaasna- I.*-* Lrti-tibte-a ol many
deK-Ttptioiii nmy  be  wouderfull/   b.-irlitcd  bv
foHom ���-_ the simple rules. Here ia the preemption: *_ii to any active drug .tore and
get ii bott!e of Bon-Opto tablets. Drop one
Hon Opto t.iblet in a fourth of a pl.-ts of
water and allow to dissolve. With thia liquid
bathe the eyes two to four times daily. Vou
should notice your eyes clear up perceptibly
rijtbl from the start and inflammation will
Qtuekly disappear. If your eyes are bothering you. ��*v*ij a little, take steps to save
ttu-m now br.ora it is too late. Many hope-
Leaaly blind might h.\��* been saved if they bad
cared for their e>es in time.
Note: Another prominent Physician ���*
* bom the obore article was Mibt-sitted, saidt
"Boo Opto la a very remarkable remedy. Ita
ron titttent itij-Tedic-.it- are well known to en��-
toent eye iptotttbtl and widely preicribed by
them. Tho manufacturers guarantee tt to
strengthen ��y<*vight 50 per cent, in one week's
time in many instance* or refund the money.
It ran be obtained from any good druggist
and i* on a of the very few preparations I
frv-1 bhould he kept on hand for regular not
in almost every family." The Valmas Drug
to , Store 4, Toronto, will fill your orders it
.in*    ��_ni*__i_t cannot.
Leave Your Worries on the Train
When bualnesa or pleasure tal
eeroed about convenleuco aud comto
yo;i  nwfty    from  home,  you    yre   much  c��
V ou ran enjoy both ut the
Walker House      Hotel Carls-Rite
" The House of Plents"    or     " The House of Comfort"
making a careful study of the needs ol
makes for Comfort, Safety and Conveni-
tural asset owing to the .plendid location
the Union Station and within the heart
is assured by huge and perfectly trained
on all side*-1 with every modern coureni*-
ing the Increased cost of living, Giro
cr House or Carls-Rite Hotel porter. Both
val.���American or European  Plan.
C.KO. WRIGHT & MACK CARROIJ., Proprietors.     (Doth formerly WestcrncrsJ
Tlie management have for year*; been
tlie Travelling Public. Everything that
dice i.i our Policy. Convenience is a na
of each, both within a minute's walk from
of tlie city's business ���lctivitic-*.. Comfort
staffs, and detached bride structures open
The rates nre very reasonable conslde
your baggage checks eitlier to the Walk
will be at the Union Station ou your air:
Injured Man Laughed When Simple
Treatment Was Suggested, But
He Thanked His Comrade
Once upon a time word came to
Henry A. Vochl, of Piainland, N.J.,
that a close friend had becn injured,
and full of anxiety he visited thc
afflicted man, who was suffering from
a sprained ankle,
"It was so bad that the leer, had
turned black," said Mr. Yoehl in relating the story. "1 told hiin I would
have liin* out in a week and he laughed at me. But I tool: him a bottle of
Sloan's Liniment, that night he put
some on and noticed the auklc felt
better. I told liim to use it every da}-,
and in three days Iiis ankle was practically well. Iu four days lie was
working. He gladly admits that
Sloan's Liniment "put him on his
Sloan's Liniment can be obtained
at all drug stores, 25c, 50c and $1.00.
I   I iiiciil
James Richardson & Sons, Limited I
Weitern Offices ���      Winnipeg, Calgary, S_ikatooa
S. eci-liits ii t.e h���n_"ing ef f_tm��.i' shipment.. Writ*, win
m 'phont our nearest ofic�� for quo-tlioos or information.
LIMITED," to insure c-refal ehecku-f of gr��dti. Liberal adrancc*
on bills of lading. Quick adjustments guai_nU*4 ��t-omp_ni��4 if
Gortmment Ctrtincates of gmde and weight.
Tn will ��fMtt hr SnidiBf as S-_ij>1_i u- Ovt-_-_. an ****** ��to MM
-    - "  ii-**ii�� Tuw CtJ-s, p��*-_��_srt/BsltST, Osts_nd��_r��.
D*s_-_Ot_ b__l- Mil
EstabUsbod XSSI
Electrified Trousers
The Waiter: What makes you so
The Maid: Because I eat what   is
right. "What makes you so thin?
The Waiter: Because I eat what is
Miller's Worm Powders will eradicate the worm evil that bears so
heavily on children and is believed lo
cause many fatalities. They are an
acceptable medicine to children and
can he fully relied upon to clear the
food channels thoroughly of these
I destructive parasites and restore the
inflamed and painful surfaces to
liealtlil'iilnrss. They are an exctH_nt
remedy lor these evils.
The Honored Guest
First Gent: Come    and dine  with
ine tomorrow evening, old top,
Second Gent: Afraid I can't,    I'm
going to sec Hamlet.
First Gent: Never mind, bring him
along' with you.���Today.
Trousers warmed by electricity is
one of the war inventions. It is the
idea of an Innsbruck professor who
is at present serving in the German
army, and a Vienna professor of
medicine. Besides the comfort in
winter, it is pointed out that electrical trousers and likewise an electric
arm-warmer, might be profitably
used in airships. Thc garments arc
made with extremely supple electrical warming wires, woven in with
the cloth, which is itself made specially with a view to insulation. Thc
device is fed by cables at a distance
of a hundred yards and more. The
wearer can himself connect and disconnect the heat conductor. The expense of keeping trousers supplied
with an electric current is about two
cents an hour.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Buy Matches
As yon would any other
household commodity ���
with an eye to full value.
When you buy
You receive a generously-
filled box of vSure, Safe
Eddy's "Silent
Parlor" Matches
Canadian Dairy Products in Britain
The Department of Trade and
Commerce state that during the
mouth of August, 23,150 hundredweights of Canadian butter were exported to the United Kingdom, as
compared with 1,421 hundredweights
in August, 1��15.   The comparative fi-'  . -rr-.���
cures    for cheese during the    samel _.. .    D
months     wcrc     265,251     hundred- Plam Rcason
weights and 188,028.    The export oN     I never could see. why they
eggs to  the same country increased called a boat 'she.'"
from    27,74"    to 82,710 "great    Inin-!    "Evidently    you  have  never  tried
dreds"���a great hundred being 120.    I to steer onc."
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.
Policeman: What arc standing 'ere
Loafer: Nuflink.
Policeman: Well, just move on. If
everybody was to stand in one place
how would the rest get past?
A Remedy for Earache.���To have
Ihe earache is to endure torture. The
ear is a delicate organ and few care
to deal with it, considering it work
for a doctor. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric
Oil oilers a simple remedy. A few
drops upon a piece of lint or medicated cotton and placed in the ear
will work wonders in relieving pain.
Real Sorrow
"Who are those two sad-looking
women over there?"
"They're a couple of neighborhood
women who always get together to
"Torn by some common sorrow?"
"Yes; one's husband never comes
home and the other one's husband
hangs around home all the time."���-
Houston Post.
Two Cases of Eczema
and How They Were Cured
Further Proof That Dr. Chase's Ointment is a Positive
Cure for Chronic Eczema
If you read these letters you will
find that Dr. Chase's Ointment is not
lo bc classed among ordinary salves
and ointments.
By actually curing itching, stinging
eczema in many thousands of cases
it has stood the most severe test to
which any ointment can be put,
Mr. J. Brice, Temperance Road,
Parry Sound, Ont., writes: "Just a
line to praise Dr. Chase's Ointment
for what it has done for my wifc.
She has been suffering with eczema
in her head for two years, and has
spent no end of money with doctors
and for ointments, which did her no
good. She had about given up hope
of ever being cured, when someone
told her to try Dr. Chase's Ointment,
By the use of this Ointment the
trouble has left her entirely, so wc
have unbounded faith in it. 1 have
told several people about the Ointment."
fcrcd with eczema ou my hands, ami
for eighteen mouths was so bad that
I could not use a needle to sew or do
anything. I could scarcely dress myself. Though 1 had lots of salves
from doctors, I could never get
much benefit from them, Then I
sent for a sample of Dr. Chase's '
Ointment, and found it very different in action, It was not long before,
my hands began to heal, and four 60c
boxes made tlicni well, I cannot
1 praise Dr. Chase's Ointment too
! highly, and frequently give some to
others to get them using it, for I
know that it will cure."
In the home Dr. Chase's Ointment
is of almost daily usefulness, for by
relieving chafing and irritation of thct ,
skin it prevents eczema and slmila"
itching skin diseases. Applied to all
cuts and wounds, it prevents blood
poisoning and heals the skin, Dr.
Chase's Ointment, -Oycents a box, all
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This Article Describes How the Litter of War Material at the
Front is Carefully Gathered Up and Nothing Wasted That
Can Be Repaired and Put to Use Again
To iced and equip our millions ol
lighting men entails a strain even
upon Britain's vast resources. So
there is a stem call for business methods and prevention of waste in all
departments of the Quartermaster-'
(jciieral���that universal provider who
lias turned the whole, empire inlo a
Series of arsenals and stoics.
The fine. Ilovver ol Britain is in
arms���peer and peasant, miner and
clerk and niillhnm. And to supply
our armies is now the prime Industry
of the nation, and one of roaring activity, thanks to our glorious command of the seas. Shiploads of ore.
become giant guns and shell-cases.
' Cotton and chemicals are turned by
war-wizards Into high explosives of
volcanic fury ami force. The wool
for khaki is bespoke on thc backs of
Australian sheep. American and Argentine cattle, are marked down for
meat, and the hides go to Leicester
and Northampton for the soldiers'
boots���millions of pairs, for our Allies' use as well as for our own.
Whole fleets of ships ply back and
forth between our home ports and
the army bases in France. They
carry every conceivable device of offence and defence, from monstrous
howitzers and aeroplanes to trench-
ing-tools and barbed wire. As for
our army's food, is not the world
combed for it? Is there not a huge
hierarchy in charge of it, from the
director of supplies in Whitehall to
local inspectors at the world's end?
Iu Assam for tea, in Santos for coffee, in Chicago for meat, in Sydney
for grain. Also in marts nearer
home, from Mincing Lane to Beth-
tine in France, a typical town of the
British "invasion," where local supplies arc bought.
And everywhere is jealous watch
kept upon quality and quantity of
stores and food- Woe to the dairyman who works milk powder or other adulterant into his butter. I have
in mind an English prosecution,
where the War Office analyst condemned 40,000 lbs of butter and got
a conviction against the contractors,
with the maximum penalty and social ostracism besides. So the whole
earth is our soldiers' storehouse, and
Britisii workshops the immediate
source of supply.
Our laden fleets lie alongside the
Havre quays, where thousands of
khaki porters and clerks handle
mountains of stuff, from bombs to
bacon, from drugs to telegraph wires
and motor kitchens that cook for
troops on the march. Then the
French trains are filled, and at railhead there are endless files of waiting lorries, which day and night haul
stores to all headquarters���those of
army corps, division, and brigade.
The whole system is one of clear
sub-division, and the filling-in of
forms, indents, vouchers, and receipts. All works smoothly until the
quartermaster-sergeant of each unit
takes delivery.
And what of the litter of an ad-
V_ll.fi over the deadly "No Man's
Land" between thc warring lines?
Smashed rifles, twisted bayonets, machine guns broken down or abandoned. Revolvers and field glasses, water
bottles, haversacks, cartridges, and
shells either in'fragmcnts or uncx-
ploded. There arc no words to describe the grievous disarray that lines
even the yawning pits and shell craters in which houses might be hidden
Here is a first-aid tent, and round
about it stray tunics cut away by the
surgeons from stricken men. Boots
and caps and greatcoats, too often
with letters and portraits, and pathetic little keepsakes fluttering amid
the broken wires.
Over the field move the stretcher-
bearers and casualty squads with officers collecting Identification discs
or recording wounds and destinations. After these come the new salvage corps, whose quick eyes and
practical instincts save the nation enormous sums, as 1 shall show. These
men gather up broken weapons, clothing, and equipment of all kinds,
from a belt or a cartridge clip to an
aeroplane propeller. They load up
horsed wagons with this valuable
"rubbish" and transfer it on the road
to motor lorries that chug off to railhead for the Army Ordnance base,
Staying With Allies
To the Last Man
So each sturdy upper must, stand
three good sulcs; the wear and tear
of trench warfare on nil equipment-is
truly tremendous. The finest khaki
uniform ever woven on the Leeds
looms is soon caked with clay and
jagged by the never-ending barbed
Ten sizes in boots arc looked oul,
then handed over to llm cobblers and
their whirring machines. When mended these boots pass inlo women's
hands for further sprucing and a bath
of castor oil. It is a fact lhat Tommy prefers these to new pairs, so
soft and pliable are they to the soldier's feel, ln tunics and trousers
and greatcoats gigantic renovation Is
made. There are new engines of ingenious type for steaming and disinfecting all garments. These are afterwards ironed and pressed and folded for re-issuc on a great scale-
Utterly hopeless uniforms are first
stripped of their buttons (you will
scc women filling sacks with these),
and then cut up as woollen rags for
return to England, where they sell
for as much as $90 a ton. So thc
Quartermaster-General is thc thrifty
"housewife" of our army. Nothing is
wasted. Even old tins are pierced
with holes, and go back as trench
stoves, with prospects of hot cocoa
and steaming stew.
Oilier tins are cut up for labels.
And here is a circular saw with thc
lifted wheels of an ambulance chassis supplying power to it. This ingenious device is slicing odds and
ends of wood into tent-pegs of various sizes in view of the coming summer campaign. Officers at this "old
clo'" depot welcome new ideas that
may bring new grist to their never-
resting mills of salvage, or new uses
for the products of their marvellous
mending and cleaning machines.
These turn out as new all things mil
itary, from a haversack to a horse-
rug, and lo save John Bull's purse,
lavish and prodigal as that purse is,
in provision for our heroes in the
For, remember, unless this battlefield litter were collected, sorted, and
repaired by khaki-civilian ministry,
new articles would have to be issued
by the Army Ordnance Department
at a cost of thousands of pounds i
day- "Efficiency first and then economy" is the motto of the Quartermaster-General at Headquarters, and
throughout all ranks of administrative service, down to thc Q.M.S. of
company or platoon���himself the caterer and housekeeper of his unit in
conjunction with the cook.
Quartermaster-Sergeant sees to if
that there is no waste in food or general stores. That no meat rations
arc drawn for casualty cases or the
sick; that no cartridges are trampled
in the mire, and every trenclrlng-toOl
accounted for. The regimental cook
was probably educated in the Salamanca School at Aldershot. Quite
likely a wise woman had a hand in
his kitchen education, teaching him
new lessons in food values and varieties.
"No waste" is the reiterate watchword of our six-figure army, and the
warning is seen in wondrous operation in those humming ordnance
sheds, where the rubbish of lhe battlefield is first dumped, then sorted
and transformed out of all recognition, so as to reduce the cost of a
campaign which, as the Prime Minister reminds us, "already exceeds the
flight of any financier's imaginatio
���W- G. FItzGcrald.
Derby   Explains   What
scription Really Means
Lord Derby, in an interview in
London with a special correspondent
of the Paris Journal, said:
"1 cannot see how anyone ran feel
the slightest uneasiness respecting
the results in man-power of thc
Compulsory Service Acts. Unfortunately people sometimes lose sight
of the facl that if soldiers are necessary in the trenches and for the
artillery they arc also necessary in
the rear, and men are also required
to work in the munition factories
and on equipment,
"The whole question is one of proportioning the one to the other and,
so as to obtain the best results possible, to employ each in the sphere
iu which lie is most suitable.
" I'he great difficulty is not of
finding men. We can with a stroke
of the pen send hundreds of thousands of men lo the colors, but, since
wc have already embodied all those
who were employed in "luxury" industries or those who were not absolutely indispensable, our new recruits must be drawn from the ranks
of those who perform essential duties.
"Vou understand what degree of
prudence is necessary in dealing with
tin/ stalls at munition factories and
it/the mines and also with the crews
of merchant vessels. However, wc
are unceasingly performing the labor day by day. We arc thus in a
position to pass a certain number of
men to the colors. Our one anxiety
is to exploit our resources in men to
the best common advantage of the
Allies. We arc with you to thc last
minute, and if necessary to thc last
Market for Canadian Fish
The Government of Manitoba has a Unique Plan to Provide thc
Farmer With Easy Facilities for Securing Loans at a
Low Rate of Interest
The Non-Returned Aeroplane
What happened to one of the two
British aeroplanes that attacked the
hangars and aerodromes of the Germans in the vicinity of Brussels has
been cleared up.
As the machine descended in the
night and lhc motor was stopped it
was neither heard nor seen. The pilot and the observer al templed for
llirec-qiiarters of an hour to re-start
the engine but without success, and
they therefore set lire to it to prevent it from falling into the hands
of the Germans.
The two brave aviators then succeeded in hiding and eluding capture
until Tuesday, October   17,   when
.    , , -,, -   , , , squad  of  German  soldiers appeared
And here you will find a mushroom | al t|le Ilollsc 01* - sci100i,nastcr in a
industrial town, with khaki armies of
its own, as well as Frenchwomen at
American machines lhat sew and
mend and patch with magical celerity. Here you realize the great work
of civilian soldiers���the cobblers'
corps, who repair old boots; the tailors and harncssinen, the skilled mechanics and armorers who mend broken rifles and bayonets. These 'ast
take a four months' course in thc
Woolwich and Enfield small arm
shops, and repair anything from a
maxim to an officer's range-finder.
These dumping sheds arc not exactly cheerful places, but thc sorters
get to work with contagious zest-
Boots arc paired with uncanny insight. Leather is scarce these days,
and in great demand by all the nations from Greece to Sweden, and
from great Russia to little Holland,
small Flemish commune and arrested
thc two men in the schoolhouse,
where lhcy had passed the night.
The schoolmaster was also arrested on a charge of complicity and the
prisoners were then removed by rail.
The schoolmaster has in all probability been shot by this time.
A violation of the liquor laws in
New Zealand is looked upon as in
the category of big crimes. A Maoris and white man were recently
fined $100 each for attempting to
treat each other. In Wellington
where the ease was tried they arc
determined to get rid of the liquor.
Possibilities   of   Developing   Trade
With Britain Are Illimitable
A remarkable development in thc
fishing industry in Canada is predicted by Major Hugh Green, Director of Fish Supplies for the Canadian Army, who has arrived in Ottawa from London. Hc is the young
man who induced the Government to
supply fish to the fighters, and the
idea has now been taken up by thc
Britisii authorities.
"It is only a matter of producing
the fish and getting it over," said
Major Green. "Once this is done, the
market is good for a million dollars
a week, i hope to make plans for
shipments up to 5,000,000 pounds a
week from Canada. The fish is
here if they will go after it."
Major Green is now representing
the British Board of Trade in buying
for the War Office. Since the fish
supply to the Canadians in England
was inaugurated last spring, 2,500,000
pounds havc becn sent over. The
cost laid down in London averages
between 8 and 10 cents ,i pound.
Canadian halibut landed for the
forces costs 13 cents, while, according to Major Green, lhe prevailing
price in London is 56 cents.
"A change of diet in the trenches
is always welcome," said Major
Green, "and if Canada could produce
it, the Allied armies would take ten
million cans a week. The Canadian
fish business in England is not ephemeral. It has become so popular
that thc demand for frozen fish is
bound to keep up permanently after
thc war is concluded. We arc now
figuring on supplying the Australian
and New Zealand forces in England
to the extent of 80,000 pounds a
Major Green is a young Scotchman who previously to going overseas was in the fish business in
Saskatoon. Hc is in Oltawa to negotiate with lhc Fisheries Department
and the War Purchasing Commission, and to organize a business
whose prospects he regards as illimitable. The Major will visit the principal centres of the fishing industry.
The Ubiquitous Turkey
The Domesticated Kind Now Found
in Almost Every Country
In every corner of the globe almost, at least where civilization has
spread its epicurean taste, may be
found the domesticated turkey���not,
however, of his own volition, Never
would he, in his wild slate, have
sought lo cross lhe stormy seas to
lind green fields and pastures new.
As a flier, thc turkey is not a pronounced success. Hc flies ponderously, almost painfully, and with great
effort, and only when very much
frightened. His flight can bc sustained for only a short distance, but
what the wild turkey lacks as an
aviator he fully makes up as a
sprinter. He can outrun a racehorse, especially in his own native
forest, where undergrowth and bushes seem but to add to bis speed.
He was taken ovcr thc ocean by
the hand of man, first to Spain, then
lo other Mediterranean countries, to
northern Europe, and the far east,
until now he is well-nigh omnipresent. And this spreading out of his
kind even unto the ends of the earth
is all due to the entrancing qualities
his meat takes on when properly bak
ed or roasted.
"What church does your neighbor
belong to?" the caller asked.
^^^^^^  _.    "She's a utilitarian, 1 understand,"
who stands so anxiously   on watch! responded old Mrs. Blunder.-*.
Meeker: Didn't I always give you
my salary cheque on the first of
every month?
Mrs. Meeker: Yes, but you   never
told mc that you get paid on the first
'and fifteenth, you embezzler.���Judge.
That farming developments nave
becn handicapped in the pa.t, and
are being handicapped now, by thc
tacl> of available eapilal and ready
money is a fact known to even a
casual observer of thc situation.
Huge commercial enterprises are
floated on borrowed capital, -ities
and nations make liberal use of the
wealth of others, paying a small percentage for the privilege of *o doing, even the large expense of the
present war is met mostly by borrowed money, and yet, the most fundamental of all industries, and the
one in which money can be morc
safely invested than in any other,
goes abegging often for a few dollars
to tide ovcr a poor season or to increase thc productive powers of the
The West is seeing that ihe sit-1
nation is detrimental to the best interests of the counlry and ice governments of some of the western
provinces arc taking steps to remedy
the matter. The clamor of the. farmers for cheap money and easy facilities for securing loans in rural communities has crystalized in a plan
being advanced by the Manitoba
Government unique in many respects
but perfectly sound as a financial
proposition, according to many substantial citizens.
It will become effective .'.s soon
as lhc legislature meets and contemplates an ultimate investment of fifty
million dollars to be employed in
farm loans at five and six per cent,
in amounts ranging from $500 to
$10,000 ovcr a period of forty years,
a certain part and principal payable
A committee of the legislature has
been working for some time with the
Provincial Union of Municipalities,
of Grain Growers, the Credit Men's
Association and leading financial
figures of the province and the
scheme as planned represents the
combined wisdom of thi    dement.
Saskatchewan adopted the French
plan of rural credits, bu. Manitoba
thinks hers will be an improvement,
Al least it possesses the merit oi
soundness for it makes the land of
each municipality where loans arc
made security for any loss sustained
in the operation in that particular
part of the province.
A unique feature of the pian is thc
fact that thc borrower has to accept
live per cent, of this loan in stock
of thc Government Company. To
keep this stock out of the hands of
ordinary investors it is made nontransferable and is attached to the
mortgage. All profit of thc plan goes
to the borrowers, however.
In thc beginning the Government
will provide a working capital stock
of $100,000 and will borrow $1,000,-
000 lo initiate thc organization. Increased sums will bc provided as thc
demand for loans increases. One
month after the idea is approved by
the legislature loans will begin to
be made in the province. After one
million dollars in loans have accumulated thc government will begin the
sale of bonds, based upon the mortgages secured in the transactions.
These securities will boar five per
cent, interest and be guaranteed by
the government.
In addition, the mortgages wiil be
collateral security and all the real
estate in each municipality will be
subject lo a special levy to make
good any loss sustained by a loan
made in that locality.
This plan is the product of the
discussion the farmers of the West
have been engaged in for some years.
Mortgage and loan company representatives assert frankly that they
ire hostile to the idea. They claim
thai money is going begging on even
more favorable terms. They say since
ie 1915 crop so many of their mortgages have been paid up and cancelled that Ihey cannot invest their
surplus funds. They intimate, however, that thc proposition is sound
in so far as it can bc worked without loss to investors.
When rural credits are spoken of
in lhe West, three distinct classes
may be included in the reference.
First there is the long term or
mortgage credit given on the security of the farmer's lands, by trust
and mortgage companies. Thc term
is usually five years in this class and
the mortgage is capable of renewal,
The rate of interest charged is eight
or nine per cent.
Secondly, there is the short term
bank credit, which is primarily intended as an accommodation to current business. The security given is
the farmer's note and thc rate of interest usually is eight per cent..
Thirdly, there is the miscellaneous
class, chief of which is the machinery
credits. These also include lumber
and all retail store credits. The rate
of interest varies from ten to fifteen
per cent.
It is now generally agreed by farmers, bankers and mortgage company men alike that the present financial problems of the country would
be greatly simplified if the people on
the land had not accepted so much
of the third class of credits
is no doubt that much of the soreness and agitation which have arisen
in the West over the alleged lack of
financial accommodation for _ farmers has been due to the evil of abundant credit of the third class, given
during the years of rampant speculation.
Mortgage loans for purposes of
capital expenditure constitute the
other side of rural credits. Into this
field the provincial governments propose especially to enter with their
co-operative schemes. Instead of
five-year mortgage loans at eight
and n'ne per cent, from private corporations they will arrange to supply capital to the farmers at six and
seven per cent. The private loan
companies, moreover, at the present
time welcome thc prospect of the entrance of the western provincial governments into the business of money-lending. They hold that now ia
the West a first mortgage is deprived of its just rights by certain drastic legislation, such as the exemptions acts of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Dominion seed grain
liens are regarded as another damaging influence to the position of *
first mortgage.
If the provincial governments undertake to guarantee loans to farmers they wiil have, so the loan companies say, to correct much of their
own legislation, At any rate the
West is booked for important financial reforms, and, as in the case of
all reforms, final good will come only
with experience and possibly many
blunders. That the farmers will benefit there ran be no doubt.���UmbRal
Family Herald.
Russia Will Fight
To Final Victor.
Firm Determination Not to Make .
Separate Peace Under Any
The Russian Minister of Foreign
Affairs has sent a telegram to all
Russian representatives in Allied
countries declaring Russia's firm determination not to make a scparat;
pcace under any circumstances, according to the semi-official news
agency. The text of the telegram is
as follows:
"Reports spread abroad recently
by the press of certain countries of
pretended secret pourparlers being
carried on between Russia and Germany with the object of signing a
separate peace are futile and make
no impression on tlie Russian Government.
"The Imperial Government desires
to declare in the most categorical
manner that these absurd ruir.on
can only find force in enemy countries.
"Russia will maintain intact the
intimate union which binds her to,
her valiant Allies, and, far from
thinking of the conclusion of a separate peace, will fight by their side
the common enemy without the
slightest faltering until the hour of
final victory.
"Nothing that our enemies can do
will shake in any degree thc irrevocable decision of Russia.
"You are charged to give the largest publicity to the preceding and
to bring the contents of this telegram to thc knowledge of the Gov-
eminent to which you are accredit'
An Aerial Attack at 10,000 Feet
On May 21 Flight Sub-Lieut. R, ,*5
Dallas, R.N.A.S., sighted at least ij
hostile machines, which had beet
bombing Dunkcrque. He attacked
one at 7,000 feet, and then attacked a
second machine close to him. Aftet
reloading, he climbed to 10,000 feel
and attacked a large hostile two-
seater machine off Westende. The
machine took fire, and nose-dived
seawards. Another enemy machine
then appeared, which he engaged and
chased to the shore, but had to abandon owing to having used all hi)
ammunition. Lieut. Dallas has bees
awarded the D.S.M.
Thc fine old warrior who refuse!
to quit his position at Bruges a!
Britisii Consul when the German!
took possession has just passed
away. He and his wife and daughtei
were cast into prison for their obstinacy and then sent into Germans
as prisoners of war. The wife an��
daughter were released, and, eventu*
ally, the Colonel (Paul Frederick M
Baddcley, R.A.) was exchanged for .
German officer in England.
Reaching Out
"We need a few more rough an<
ready spellbinders," said the cam
paign manager.
"Why, surely you don't discount
the efforts of our polished orators?1
"Certainly not. But we need somi
speakers with an up-to-date vocabulary of slang. We've got to appeal
to all classes of voters, you kusm"-'
There' Birmingham Age-Herald. THE COURTENAY REVIEW
The Courtenay Review
And Comox Valley Advocate
A.   Weeky   Newspaper,   Puhislied  at
Courteuay, B. 0.
N. II. llimtN, Etditor and Proprietor
Subscription 1150 per Year in Advance
.HURSDAY JAN, 10, 1917
will lie faced with keener competit-
ion than ever. Passing along,
there are industries in Kngland today, that we owe their origin to the
fact lhat it was no longer possible
to procure the commodities and ar-1
tides they produce because they j
were "piadein  Germany."   After,
The pre once of Germans in our
very midst, who .arrv on, unchecked and tolerated alike by the law
ami by public opinion, their sinister
activities. Is evidenced again and
again. Some mouths ago, two ��ol-
tli.rs from this island, prisoners iu
Germany, were able to inform their
friend-" thut they were starving, in
spite of anything expressed to the
i-'Hitiaty lu order to pass the censor
Tli-.- imriiis used was the incorpor-
atii n inin the postal addrefs of the
im essar*,' intimation, so well disguised that the Gennau censor
pi sstd the correspondence, Some
blatant ass must needs give the full
story to the press, the result being; to substantial size, As the struggle
that the soldiers were punished and! goes ou, other industries will be
their parcels stopped, when the I estab ished, thus giving Canada, in
same story was made known in common with the rest of the Km-
Germany.    No need to ask   how itp ire, the means to pay in part   for
the war, Germany will be lacking
much of the former demand for her
goor's from the British Empire.
Mere in Canada, and in this province of ours, toys are being made,
not very artistic so far it is true,
but better than the German toy
they are intended to supertele.
Pencils were once a German and
Austiiau monopoly, Even though
they bore the names of American
manufacturers the shaped pencils
were sent to Europe to be filled
with graphite. Today, in Ontario,
Canadian-made pencils are being
manufactured in the town of Newmarket, marking the rise of an industry, which with the support of
the Canadian people should   grow
got there, for it is easy enough for
any Hun at large in this province
to send such news to a friend in
Seattle who fcrwatds it through
regular channels. It is an instance
ol mir "fool" methods, and of that
ceaseless warfare carried out so
ably by aliens in our midst, with
the ides of stultifying the efforts
and sacrifices of our men at thie
ironl. vViien public opinion is
alive to the tiigeucy of thi. question
there will be some thing moving,
War is a great factor in the industrial life of a i e iple. It was the
ravages of war und religious persecution on the continent of Europe
ihal. drove many thousands of people to seek refuge In England.
They carried their crafts with them
i.iiil laid the foundations of that
wonderful commerce that has made
the 011 Land, so gre.it   and   other Of course, some folks ore  jibbiu
the cost of the war.
Considerable pressure, largely
dictated by alien influences, doubtless propaganda camly suffered in
Canada, is being exerted to discourage and prevent the signing
of the National Service cards. We
are sure that uo man of intelligence
or reason will listen to such intrigues, ai d that if he has not already done so, he will fill up his
card like a man ot British blood, or
if he has been fool enough to destroy his card, that he will apply
for another speedily.
Jan. 20
Muslins and Cambric
Nightgowns, Combina-
nations, U n d e rskirts,
Princess Slips, Corset
Coven, etc.
Special Bargains in
Embroidery & Laces
The choice ot Mr.   Parker   Williams us a member   of   the   board
charged to   iduiiuUter   the  'work-
men's Coinpen.-i.tioii Act is as good !
u one as could   have   been   made
nations so jealous Today in Great
Britain, hundreds ot Belgian refugees are plying llieir trades ������.lth-
in the j-ntictuiiry afforded them,
teaching the same crafts to British
wotkers, or conveying superior
methods, It is doubtful whether
nil these* Belgians will be able to
return to their once prosperous and
thriving country, now a wuste of
dejolation, its factories despoiled
and plundered, and its natural re
sources depleted in order to supply
the needs of Germany, Some therefore will stay in Euglaud. to build
upon the foundations of the new
industries and improved methods
methods they have introduced, and
the result will   be   that   Germany
at the salary attached to that office
in the same way that objection is
made to any man, other than the
obj.ctor himself, of course, reeeiv-
ing more than a mail would get for
road work, "A prophet is nithout
honour in his own country," that
is, when lu- ins finished bin unpaid
work lor '.lie community. The
trouble begins when he is assigned
a salary.
Card of Thanks
Mrs. RuskcI heirs to express her   deep j
sense ol gratitude (or the many   tokens
of sympathy and assistant*, extended   to]
hgr ou every hand during her   sad hour 1
o( trial.
Embroidery Edgeings 3,
4, and 5 inch widths at
10c per yard.
Corset Cover Embroidery
at 35, 40, 45 cents per
Flouncings, 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  Flannelette,   best quality,  5
yards for $1.
Heavy   brown   Turkish
towelling at 50c per pair
Large size Turkish towels at 60c per pair.
P. McBryde's
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
1st class certificate technics ol breadiniiking
lsr class certificate baking ami confectionery
The place to buy good  bread,   made  from  Better  l'lour.   Detter and
healthier yeast, and better methods.   Buy direct Irom
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite the city hall
Esquimalt  &   Nanaimo  Railway
Holiday Excursions
Holiday Excursion Tickets will be sold at
Fare and one-fifth
Good Going Dec. 22 to Dec. 25th, and Dec. 29 to
to Jan., and returning on Jan. 2nd 1916
Steamship tickets'on airlines to all parts
of the world. For particulars etc., address
Dill. Piutnger Agent, Victoria
Agent CtirttM-, Phone R60
The Correct Shoe
(or 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
Pafnt 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
BRUCE TOWLER���well known in Courtenav���lias
been appointed Manager of tlio ROYAL STANDARD
GRAIN PRODUCTS AGENCY at Courtenay. Coincident with this appointment we have pleasure in announcing that facilities have been greatly extended to improve
SERVICE. In the past difficulty has been experienced in
transportation but this lias now been eliminated.
MR. TOWNER will be pleased to render every service possible to customers and to improve SERVICE materially*
Royal Standard Flour
Wild Rose   Pastry   Flour
and all other ROYAL STANDARD Products
are still leaders iu ihe great Canadian field. No other products are, or could be, SUPERIOR to ROYAL STANDARD,
Every care is daily exercised to keep ROYAI, STANDARD
up to the very highest state of perfection.
Bruce Towler, Manager Courtenay, B. C.
ni-Wiifinir "iin'iTT'Tiiii'ir^'i ^ ^"" '^
Touring $495 ;   Runabout $475
F. O. B. Ford, Ont.
��. C. Emde, Dealer for 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 natural 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.
Willard's Harness Emporium        JAMES E ASTON
Pine Showing ol Horse Blankets,  _,ap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
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Municipal Elections
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby giv"
���en to the electors of the Municipality of the City of Courtenay. that
I require the presence of the said
Electors at the
ceding the day of nomination the registered owner, in the Land Registry Office
ol hind or real property in the city school
district of th i assessed value, on the
last municipal assessment roll of five
hundred dollars or more over and above
auy registered judgment or charge, and
being otherwise qualified to vote at an
election of school trustees in the sain
school district, and shall be eligible to
be elected or to serve as a school trustee
in such city school district,
City Hall in lhe City of Courtenay     Given under my hand  at   Courtenay
this ninth dav  of January, 1916.
Returning Officer.
on the Seventeenth day of January, 1917
at twelve o'clock, noon
for the purpose ol electing one person to
represent them in the School Hoard 09
School Trustee for the unexpired term of
William Duncan, resigned
The mode of nomination of candidates
shall be as follows :
The candidates shall be nominated in
writing ; the writing shall be subscribed
by two voters ol the School district as pio-
poser and seconder, and shall he delivered to the Returning Officer at any time
between the date of this notice and 2 p.
tn. of the day of the nomination. The
said writing may be in tlle form numbered 5 in the Schedule of the Municipal
Elections Act, and shnll state the name,
residence nnd occupation or deer ption
of each person proposed, iu such manner
as sufficiently to identify such candidate,
Aud in the event of a poll being necessary, such poll will be opened on the
20th Day ot January 1917
The persons qualified to be nominated
for and elected : s School Trustees shall
be such persons as are British subjects
of the full age ol twenty-one years actually residing within the district, and having becn for the six  months next  pre-
The sad intelligence was received
here last Sunday that Pte, Henry
Mitchell had succumbed to au attack of Pneumonia. The sympathy
of the whole coiiiutiity is extended
to the family in their'bereavement.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.    Sunday School
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday  School aud  Bible Class
10:30 a. 111.    Evening; service 7:30
p. 111. All welcome
I have just installed a cider mill
and am prepated to make cider
every day. Bring your apples and
cider vessels.
Anglican Church Notes
Jan. 14, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
9.30 a. tn, Holy Commuuion at
St. Mary's, Grautham,
11.15 a, in. Holv Communion
and Mattius at Comox.
2.30 p, m. Evensong and Sermon
at Lazo Mission.
3 p m, Sunday School at St.
John's. Courtenay.
7,00 p, 111. Ev.ensong snd Sermon
at Holy Trinity, Cumberland.
7 30 p. m. Evensong atidSe'inou
at St, lohn's Courtenay.
The following aie the metero-
logical abservations for Corcox
Highest temp, for 1916 85.1
Lowest         ''       "    " 4 3
Mean Max.  45.8
Total Precipitation "   '35,56 in.
For week ending Jan, 7,;
1   Max. 38.5 Mill,
, Jan
2   Max  38.6 Min,
31 1
3   Max. 39.S Min,
4   Max, 41.9 Min.
5   Max. 42.5 'Mill.
6   Max. 42.7 Min.
7   Max. 45.0 Min.
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Intense heat-resisting power is the feature of the almost
imperishable fire-box linings of our own McClary semi-
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The man who designed the Kootenay knew his job. I
know that and that Ib why it carries my guarantee as well
as the makerf^ m
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Barrister and Solicitor,
Phone 6
[t was with the utmont regret the might also be a warning to others
residents ot the Comox district not to run the engine of a car in
I' ni -ned of the tragic death ot one closely confined qu t-ts without
1f our most respecter! members of assuring sufficient low ventilation
the Valley, Tragic in th; extreme, for the removal of the exhaust gas
Mr. Russel was in the best ol hualtli which being heavier than air ac.u-
and hnd shortly before left Mrs. mulates from the floor|upwards and
Russel in the house to enter his gets its dangerous work in before
garage in order to to give the en- the victim is aware of what it hap
giue of a car he had recently purchased a run for half an hour with
1 view of charging the battery.
Having started the engine it is
assumed from all the circumstances
lie had laid down by the wheels in
order to release some of tbe soot
from the muffler by tappiug it with
1 hammer. While in this position
the gasses from the exhaust accumulating and hanging uear the
ground overcame him.
Not returning for some half hour
Mrs. Russel went to the gatage aud
finding him insensible opened the
doors which had been closed uutil
then and immediately went for me-
lical aid. For the purpose she had
to tramp nearly two miles tlirougli
a foot of unbroken snow. When
)r. Millard arrived on the scene it
was too late, the deadly fumes having only too surely done their work
Mr. Russell with Mrs. Russel had
lived in the neighborhood for nearly nine years during which time
they had made a host of friends
Seldom or never apart thev were
known to all for their genial temper-
ment, and by thos wuosn privilege
it has been io share their hospitality
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Cusine I"xc.'.l.a
Wm. Merryfield
; Palaee Livery
Herses and  Buggies for  Hire  i_
Terms cash.
We also attend to wood hauling
can best be understood the loss
which must be borne by his widow
after a long period of thirty *,ears .
uutrammeled happiness; Without
children to solace her in the hour'
of need, it cannot be said she is
without fii.nds. The many they
have befriended is not known to
all. Let us therefore in any way
within our power show how that
cau be appre c iated at a time wheu
friendship is needed most.
Prior to taking up farming Mr.
Russel spent some twenty years in
the Imperial navy as Ships Carpen-
t.r. Having served in various
parts of the word and for some considerable time at Esquiniault he
left on pension iu 1901 at a time
when the Imperial Navy was removed from these parts. He was
granted a pension, but tllis _nfoi-
ttinatelv terminates with his death.
As iu the case of Mrs. Russel, she
is a native of Portsmouth, Eng.
While the distance of his farm
and its isolated nature prevented
his taking an active part in those
circles in the District. He was
known to be au ardent Mason, the
members of which body paid their
customary tribute at his graveside
at the service by Archdeacon Col-
lison, according 10 the rites of the
church of England.
The measure of sympathy extended to Mrs. Russel may to some
degree be jauged by the large concourse which assembled to pay tribute on the mournful occasion of
his burial, but many more than
those who were present realized her
loss and trust that fortune will support her aud keep her to continue
bravely in the hour other affliction.
The circumstances of  his  death
Phone 25
Courtenay  Tailor
Ladies and Gents Suits
Suits $27 up
Pants $7 up
Cl-aninir .mil
Suits            $ .75
Suits          $1.15 ap
Coats               .50
Coats                  .**
Pants             . 2 i
Panls                  .50
Skirt*             .21
Skirts                 .50
Vests              . 1*
Vests                  .35
Dresses           .50
Dresses            1.7+
Overcoats        .7.
Overcoats        1.25
Rep driug, Etc.
Gents clothes kept in order by the
month $2.50
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:: LADY ���
Wofd.Letk (i C.Llmlkd
.*''--'��� :.^A-^__y^-^-u?--:..-gj-:-7- 7qp
as hiarllly tired of the lifi- lie's been
leading as he is ashamed of it,   lint
what I've lold yon is enough lo show
how Ursula fell when she found it
out, especially as lie had been lying
lo her about il. I'm afraid, mother,
lie's a hit of a bud loi."
The countess wus deeply distressed, but whal troubled her' lhe most
wns the break between Paul and Ursula.   She was inelined to be merciful
everybody else's, unless people have
llie sense lo agree lo disagree,"
"It. is more important than that."
"What is tlie. mailer then?"
"i'atil has been found out to be living under an assumed name,"
"Good gracious I"
"lie is really a son of Sir Morton
Crcslow,   You-remember the scandal
of a dozen years ago?"
The carl   was partly   exasperated,
It was by chance���it must have
ecu only by chance, that llic lctlcr
lady Ursula received from Lady
Crcslow formally inviting her to pay
thc visit she had suggested, reached
Oarc Court ou lhc morning after
Paul's departure.
She read the letter llirougli with a
tearful countenance. Lady Crcslow
said in the most decided way that the
visit was to bc paid by Lady, Ursula
alone, and although she worded her
letter tactfully, there could bc no
doubt that she declined to receive
her son. Lady Ursula wondered,
however, whether there might not be
bidden under these words something
of a natural longing lo hear about
her disinherited son, even though she
was too proud to own to sucli a
However that might be, the letter
had to bc answered, and Lady Ursula
sat down lo do so at once. In her
letter she thanked Lady Crcslow for
lier invitation, admitted sorrowfully
that all was not well between her
and her husband, but gave no details,
nnd ended by saying that, however
she might feel towards her husband,
it would bc too painful for her lo
visit Lady Crcslow without him,
With this lactful avoidance of a
more explicit avowal of her parting
from Paul, Lady Ursula dispatched
the letter.
There was only just time to do so
before the car was ready to lake the
Wintcrsaiid party to the station. A
letter had been sent lo Lady Gravcn-
liurst on the previous evening by
Lord Eastling, warning her lhat they
wcrc all coming home rather suddenly, and that they had bad news lo
tell her connected with Paul Payne.
That was as much as he thought it
prudent to write, and he left it to his
mother lo prepare the Earl.
The journey was a painful one,
and tedious besides, as they had to
break their journey in London, and
the weather was bitterly cold, with
snow showers and a biting wind.
An old-fashioned carriage, roomy
but not particularly comfortable, was
waiting for them at the station, and
they reached Wintersand as the
short winter's day was drawing to a
When Ihe three young people entered the room where Lady Graven-
luirsl was sitting alone knitting by
the fire thc meeting was a most distressing one. For Lady Ursula, unable to answer the first questions put
to her by the countess about the absence of her husband, burst into
Lady Emmeline led her upstairs,
while Lord Eastling hastened to take
advantage of the carl's absence to inform his mother of what had occurred.
"I'm afraid, mother," he said, "that
you must be prepared for a great
"I am prepared," said she calmly,
"Of course a marriage between one
of our daughters and an American
adventurer could only end in one
"duly he's not an American, He's
the sou of Sir  Morton Crcslow."
The countess laid down her knitting with a little cry. Those words
told her more than he imagined, for
she was old enough to remember the
scandal caused by the delinquencies
of A Ihnn Crcslow in bis very earlv
youth, and ihc Information as lo
Taul's identity supplied the kcy/to
tlie  puzzle.
"And he's left ber?" gasped lhc
"She sent him away. She had lo.
She found out that be bad been making her a present of jewels which had
been stolen."
Lady Gravenhurst was deeply
moved and shocked.
"He is living lhc same sort of life
as ever, then?" she asked iu a voice,
of deep distress.
Lord Eastling hesitated.
"I don't know whether I .can say
that.   I'm inclined to think that he is
to I aid whom she had liked person- ami partly ���,,���.,, f()r ,,e ��� ���, (j
ally, nnd to believe lhal a good wife ihal a scapegrace who is Ihe son of
might have dune much for liim. | an  English baronel  of ancient name
It is not lie way to reform a 18 at least the equal of a man of reman she said, to drive lum out of putable life who comes from nowhere
the house when you find lies not a and is related to nobody one has
88 "t' ���  I ever heard of.
It was flagrant, mother," pleaded |    "Has he ever been convicted?" he
he.       Remember,  those very jewels  asked in a low voice
which he presented to Ursula turned .    "Never.    1 am led lo believe that
One Change
"Does your husband love you as
well as he did when you wcrc first
"Hc claims to, but he doesn't make
such a fuss about it."
Not Much on Looks ,
Diner (looking at order): This
isn't a very good looking piece of
Waiter; Well, you ordered a plain
out lo bc "Stolen.1
"And what has become of them?"
she asked quickly.
"They have been sent to the police."
"Restored, that is to say."
"Yes.    Ursula did that yesterday."
"Against his will?"
"No, I can't say that."
"Well, that alters the ease, does it
not?   If Paul allowed them lo bc rc
he was always loo clever for thai,1
The earl sighed.
"It's a most unhappy business," he
said; "but still I am of opinion lhat,
all things considered, they would (libeller to hush it up. Ursula can
surely bring her good influence, thc
influence of her own family and our
own life, to bear on her husband."
"I don't know. They have been
too precipitate altogether,    He   has
stored to their owners, and if you bc- i gone away, and 1 understand that no
licve that he wishes to lead an honest t body knows where he is.'
life for the future, Ursula should not
have been bard. Where has he gone
"I don't know."
Lady Gravenhurst looked annoyed.
"Morc scandal and gossip," she
murmured. "Yon can't even answer
the questions which will be asked by
everyone about his disappearance,
"No, I suppose wc can't."
The countess seemed to think this
The earl w-as very much put out.
"I consider that Ursula is very
greatly to blame," said bc sliffly.
"What is the use of the marriage service if a woman thinks herself at liberty to dismiss her husband at the
first disagreement?"
"It is an exceptional case, dear,"
put in the countess, gently.
"Ursula considers herself an exceptional woman," relorted the earl.
"Well, what can wc do?   Thc harm
was as bad as anything she had heard js done.    Paul has   gone   away; in
about the affair.    Decorum was one  f_ct, he has disappeared,
of the household gods of the cstab-      The carl walked up and down   the
lishmcnt, and this was a breach of itir00m several times, and then stood
which she could not forgive,
"What will my father say?" asked
Lord Eastling.
"He will say," said the countess
with decision, "lhat thc girls ought
never to have been allowed to visit at
Oarc Court. Indeed, I'm afraid he
will find a certain satisfaction in
showing us that it was the sort of
thing we ought to have been prepared for, when wc let them stay with
such extraordinary people as these
Lord Eastling uttered an exclamation.
"That would be most unjust," he
said. "What docs Emmeline say to
The question aroused   fresh alarm,    .      .���        ... 	
in the countess. " WI" no doubt bc a matter of in
"Emmeline!"' echoed she. "Why Ilcrcst *�� ma--y t0 'earn lhat thc csti-
shotild she bc interested?" She faced' mated quantity of crude rubber to bc
her son solemnly. "Do you mean to ufC(j ���������'?>'ci-r by thc manufacturer!
tell mc," she   said, "that Emmeline:of thc different rubber products   will
within   a few feet   of the countess,
looking at the fire.
"What will be the end of tllis unhappy business?"
Lady Gravenhurst shook her head.
"I am afraid," she said with a suppressed sob, "that Ursula will break
her heart."
(To Be Concluded.)
Enormouw Quantities of
Rubber To Be Used
Output  of   Rubbers  and  Overshoes
Will Be Especially Large
This Season
also is going to contract a marriage
of the same kind?"
"Oh, no, no!   I'm sure I __.ic not.
amount to 202,000 tons. In thc face
of the fact that the United States
will   use approximately   half of thc
I don't know of any such thing," said ��.lltPut' Vlbl, 0rc.:U Britain is in prac-
he hastily.  "Cut, well, you know, mo- "cat  control    of the entire worlds
thcr, you wouldn't havc lct them go *UW\? Pcclll'"r situation is prescn-
therc if you hadn't understood that- tcd-    The explanation given m res-
that���-well, that they arc girls,    and P.c�� ,-.0 lhe co"lrol of, -1!*- supply is
that there arc men about Oarc Court, !,at the I"<-'sent   producing   planta-
men who arc looking out for wives." i lc?ns wcrc established by Great Bn-
"They   must find them   elsewhere 'aln s.onic Vf��� aS��- , -1 '���"���"R1.-    ���������<*
,_    i�� m,e f,mii���   m.    ����� ._s,l financing and under the direction of
Lady Gravenhurst. "I don't liLc these
fortuitous   alliances.       Hush,!
comes your father!"
The carl came into thc room at thc
moment, and greeted his son with an
inquiry as to the reason of their sudden return.
"1 thought you were all going to
stay at this place with the odd name,
among those funny people, until���er
���the  election," said he.
Lord Eastling made the best answer he could, saying that Ids sisters
wauled to come back to Wintcrsaiid,
and then hc made his escape, leaving
tlie lask of breaking llic bad news tu
Ids mother.
But Lady Gravenhurst font d the
way had been made smooth tor her
in a manlier she did not expect. The
carl  had  met  It is younger daughter.
the Britisii Government, rubber plan-
Verr ta*'ons alc now operated in Ceylon,
j Sumatra, the Malay Slates and Java.
As a result of this control, the British Government has been able to
gradually lower the price of crude
rubber from the former price of $3
a pound, which obtained in 1910, to
67 cents a pound at thc present
lime. Jusl previous to the outbreak
of the war lhc price paid for crude
rubber was $1.25 per pound, so it will
bc noticed lhat despite war conditions, when the prices of all commodities have been soaring upwards,
the price of crude rubber has been
It naturally follows that rubber is
now rapidly superseding leather in
every instance possible. The cost of
leather is soaring constantly, and
leather footwear is reaching prohibi-
and had been prepared by her for the ijvc prices. Rubber footwear will,
fact that there had been "friction," as according to Indications, bc extensile described it, at Oarc Court on ae- sively worn this winter. It will no
count of thc pearls which had been doubt prove a real economy to pro-
taken away and then restored to Mrs. tcct expensive leather slioes with
Finchden. I rubbers and wilh rubber overshoes.
Of course the earl and countess Nothing is more ruinous to lealhci
had heard this story, and had treated than water, snow water having a
thc alTair as "thc sort of thing  lhat particularly injurious effect on    fine
happens at houses of that kind.1
Now, however, the affair had assumed a morc sinister aspect, and
Lady Gravenhurst informed her hus-
Mother's Cookies
band that   Paid Payne was implicated in the business.
"Just what 1  should have expected," said    thc carl    indignantly,    "I
When   Mother's   bakin'   cookies   the
C* _- -���___, Granulaled Eyelids*
��T*_111 _T *T�� Ev-" inflamed by expo-
**~. iure to Sas, Dm)nnd Win*
K?-_ r__fc _m quickly relieved by MariH
\\mt V CS *)" Remedy. No Smartui.,
w juit  Eye Comfort,    tu
Vout Driirrrti-t'- 50c pei Bottle Murlse Eva
filvlin rubei.Sc ForBookoli-eEyeFreea-.
Pruggi-u oi Murine Eye Seat-. Co., CMcsft
W.      N.      V.      lilt
kitchen is so nice!
I love lo smell llic ginger an' different kinds of spice;
, I like to go an' slay there; I kind of
hope tliis will be a warning lo you, I       hang about;
my dear, not to allow thc young pco- j (Sometimes    1 get   a cookie, some-
pie to visit at second-rate houses for1       times I go without!)
tlie future." j But if  I'm    very quiet    an' do not
"I'm    afraid," said Lady   Graven-1       tease, you kilow,
hurst gently, "that tlie harm is done. My Mother's sure to let me have a
Did  Emmeline tell  you that Ursula bit of cookie dough.
and her husband have separated?"    JAn' then, I make a cookie-man. It is
Tlie carl drew- himself 'up. |        such lots of fun,
"That I  cannot permit," said    he Although he's   very    hard an' black
wilh decision.    "They must make it when all his bakin's done;
up again,   i cannot have gossip about  Most nobody    will eat    him I      It's
thc marriage    at this    early    stage. I       strange, but it is true,
What is it?    Incompatibility of tcm-|He never    tastes    at all at    all aa
Rubber; Supply Steady
While Leather Sets Scarcer
fThis Explains Low Price of Rubber Footwear in Spite of Increase in Cost of
Chemicals, Fabrics and Labor.
The Avar is using up enormous 'iiiaiitities, both of
leather and rubber. At the same time it is .scriously
re.stricting the output of the former, much of wliicli
came from Russia���while rubber production keeps
pace with tbe demand, From the groat plantations
now reaching maturity in Britain's tropical Dominions
will come this year 150,000 tons of raw rubber���75%,
of lhe world's production, and an increase of over,
-.0,000 tons over last year.
Thus, thanks to tbe British Government's foresight
in encouraging tbese plantations, the Allied armies
have been abundantly supplied with all the rubber
products they need���Germany and her allies have been
cut off���and the price to the world at large has actually
been reduced. Meanwhile leather has been getting
scarcer and more expensive���80% higher than in 1914
���*���and the end is not yet.
At_ normal prices a pair of good shoes cost abou.
four times as much as a pair of rubbers���and would
last twice as long if rubbers or overshoes were worn
to protect them. Or a pair of heavy rubbers for the
farm cost much less than heavy shoes, and would stand
much more wear in bad weather. So even before the
war rubbers were a mighty good investment, to say
nothing of their prevention of wet feet, colds and
doctors' bills.
Now, when leather costs so much more In proportion,
the saving- from wearing rubber footwear is so outstanding
thru no one who believes ln thrift will think of doing without
rubbers, overshoes, rubber boots, or whatever kind of rubber
footwear best .suits his needs. Nor will ba who is anxious to
help win the war, for by wearing rubber he conserves tha
leather that is so scarce, yet so absolutely necessary to th*
Wear Rubbers and Save Leather for
our Fighting Men]
A man who took his infant daughter to be baptized told the clergyman
to call her Venus*
"But I refuse to call her Venus,"
said the clcrgyjnan indignantly. "Venus is thc name of a pagan goddess."
"Well, how about your own girl,
Diana?" said thc man.���London Answers.
Advantage of Lady Churchwardens
Lady churchwardens may come to"
the fore as a result of the shortage of
men. One such official in a primitive
parish insisted on her right to collect
alms. "1 get more money than anybody else," said she, in reply to a remonstrance, "for if folks won't put in
when 1 hand the bag I stand there
till they do."���London Daily News.
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im nn _-.ii nnlv superior to the nld-ftuliioned cathgrtio liver-
pills and aperient salts. Such things can only git* passing
relief by forcing the liver lo unuatvraJ action, and bare to
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liver, and so brings about natural action in ��� natural manner.
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liver, tick headache, diuinwi, jpeeki Moro the eyes, flit-ilence an.
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feeling which li ��� curt indication ot liver trwMo.
Ask for Dr. Cat sett's Insiant Relit/ and ttht *�� tvb-Mutg.
Price 50 cents, from all Dnifglits antl Storekeepers,
or direct from the Sole Agents tor Canada, Harold T. Bito-i* aad (to,
Ltd.. 10. UeC-ul-itrcet, Toronto.   War Tax 2 cents ei__-
Dr. CumII's Instant Relief is ths tompanisn to Or. Cassill's Taklsta,
Sols Proprietors: Sr. C*t**U't C*��� ltd., M*ntt*t*t*% fatlesd.
Dr. <p as sell's
per,    I suppose?   As   if everybody's!
temper   was not incompatible   with
Mother's cookies dot
LlV'f R   tomic
Excelsior Policies Are Money Makers
Children think only of tha sv-fiMness and
delightful flavour, on Bread, Toast and
Griddle Cake-..
But "frown-up." know of the splendid food value of this famous
table syrup*���how wholesome and nutritious it I;;���and far mors
economical than preserve.-;, or bulter.and sugar,
when npread on bread.
Dealers everywhere have "Crown Brand"
Corn Syrup In 2, 5, 10 and 20 pound tins,
Gel some today.
Write   our
lor a copy ol
our new recipe
book ���-
"Desserts and
sent free,
_ONT-t��l.    CARDINAL,    SH��ia-o��D,    FOST WIUI'M.
Haters 0/"Mi, Whltd" CmiSiirierSttieWaatmiStmli-
ana "SUvtr .imi" tMuntiry .;:.���.���:,. 225***
Men Wanted for the Navy
The Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer |
Reserve, wants men for imme
diate service Overseas, in
the Imperial Royal Navy
Candidstei must be ions, ot
natural born British subjects
and be from 18 to 38 years
of age.
P A Y ",'-l" Per dey end upwards.   Free Kit.
jl _t_l jl  _eparat;on allowance, $20.00 monthly.
Apply to thc nearest Naval Recruiting Station
or to Ihe
Department of the Naval Service, OTTAWA.
The Navy Ever on Guard
The movements of the armies fill
the eye, and every day brings its reports oi encouraging progress; but,
silent and efficient, the British fleet,
hidden amid the mists, remains the
main support of the Allies today, as
it proved their deliverance at tlie beginning of the war.���London Telegraph.   .
Tommy (to bareheaded German):
Want to surrender, do ycr? You
ain't no good ter mc like that! You
'op bark and bring yer 'elmet wiv
yer. I'm goin' 'ome on leave next
week.���London Opinion.
The Best
oi Everything
goes into the making of
Readj to Fight
When the official head and spokesman of the United Stales talks in one
breath about strict accountability and
a championship of civilization and
humanity, then says he is too proud
to fight, next explains that we are
not fighting because the quarrel (of
civilization and humanity) is petty
and wc don't know what it is about
and finally announces our readiness
to fight the world some time in thc
future "to maintain peace among
mankind," he is giving to his country
a reputation wliicli we do not de
serve.���Buffalo Express.
Shell Making
Manitoba  Man  Invents Machine  to
Facilitate Output
Tlirougli an official visit of the
Lieut-Governor of Manitoba, tlie
Premier oi tlie province, the mayor
of the city and others to a factory
in St. Boniface, Man., it bus leaked
out that a local mechanical genius
has invented two machines which
promise lo revolutionize shell-making methods. They can^ produce 10
shells in the time that it lakes to
make one by llie usual process. Thee
ore capable of turning out a shell
from a solid piece, of sleel finished
ready  for the loud in  three  minutes.
Experts have examined them and
pronounced tlicm to bc \almiblc additions lo modern mechanical appliances. If all munition factories,
tli cy say, were equipped wilh such
machines, there would bc no difficulty in meeting the enormous needs
of tlie allied armies.
Mechanical engineers from New
York and Chicago, sent to inspect
and report, said that, besides being
the biggest war-time inventions lhcy
knew of, they would revolutionize
Ihings in the ordinary world of mechanics and commerce, being quite
easily adaptable to many other purposes, such as automobile bearings,
cylinders, etc.
Russia's Lost Mica Deposits
Long before window gki?s was
made, Russia supplied the world with
mica. In 1681 she exported *U,600
kilograms to Holland, 40,000 kilograms to Kngland, and 8,600 kilograms to America. (A kilogram
equals about two and a fifth pounds).
As the glass industry grew that of
mica waned, and so completely that
the deposits of mica were forgotten.
Before llie present war Russia was
actually importing mica from Canada and India. Today some of the
mica beds have been rediscovered
in lhc Mamsky forest, wliicli is now
producing 6,000 kilograms annually,
Oilier deposits are being worked iu
the Ural Mountains, near Archangel,
and in Siberia, Tlie price has risen
from about $1.50 a pound to about
$35 a pound.
Niagara Falls, Ont.���"I was miserable,
tired out and dragging around. My legs
could scarcely support mc. My husband had read
about 'Favorite
Prescription' and
he got me to use it.
I used four bottles
and the results were
surprising. I got
stronger, was less
nervous, my appetite improved and I
fell like a new person. It is the best
medicine for women I have ever heard of."
���Mas. A. C. Bbown, 39 Clifton Ave.,
Niagara Falls, Out.
There is nothing that will bring comfort and renew hope to the invalid so
Burcly as good news. When the vital
forces are at a low ebb'and everything
seems useless, a ray of joy and assurance will stimulate the weary body to
new effort and energy. A letter from a
loved one has turned the tide in many a
siege of sickness.
Doctor Pierce, of the Invalids' Hotel,
Buffalo, N, Y., has good news for every
suffering woman. Write him to-day and
tell him your troubles, and he will send
you just the right advice to restore you
to health and Tiring back the roses to
your cheeks, and without charge. His
"Favorite Prescription" has becn the
rescue of thousands of suffering women.
Many grateful patients have taken Or.
Pierce's advice.
Mothers, if your daughters are weak,
lack ambition, arc troubled with headaches, lassitude and are pale and sickly,
Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription in
just what they need to surely bring tho
bloom of health to their cheeks and make
Ihem strong and healthy.
It is not, a secret remedy because its
ingredients _re printed on wrapper.
Sold in either tablet nr liquid form.
Basllr and Qnir.lr
Cured wiiii
For Salt -7 AU Dele���
ls��p.nci*   ���    Ont.
Unions Solve High Cost of Living
The railway unions of this town
have solved the high cost of living.
Some time ago a special committee
was appointed to purchase food and
fuel supplies as required by their
members. Thc committee has handled within the past week two carloads of potatoes, two cars of wood,
forty head of cattle, two tons of
honey, eight carloads of coal, and fifty carloads of hardwood. In a few
days it expects a carload of groceries and two of apples, The committee is composed of twenty-five members, representing different crafts,
and has saved 30 per cent, on its purchases to date.
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
���nd naturally the best "sodas"
you can buy come out the other
end of our modern automatic
ovens���baked to a turn���ready
to delight you ���."Nth their crisp-
ness and flavor.
In Packages Only.
The same high-class materials and
skill make our
Royal Aftnov. root
""*��� good that it Is a favorite every*
Where, especially for the children.
Absolute Zero
By absolute zero scientists mean
the point where absolutely no heat
exists. This is assumed lo be at
about 273 degrees Centigrade, or 273
degrees below  freezing.
That point has never been reached
actually, but by liquifying gasses
and by their evaporation liquifying
others 268 degrees has been reached
in Europe,
There is a practical value in the
experiments, for it has been discovered that the electrical resistance of
nearly all inelals decreases with the
temperature and near the absolute
zero il vanishes altogether. Mercury, for instance, at about four degrees above absolute zero, becomes
an almost perfect conductor. Could
this phenomenon be applied practically, the smallest wire could be
used for carrying the heaviest charge
of electricity.
Worth-West Biscuit Co., Limited
There may-be. other corn cures, but
Holloway's Corn Cure stands at tlie
head of the list so far as results arc
Preserving Eggs by Gas
A method of preserving eggs
which is said to keep them absolutely fresh for an indefinite length of
lime is in use in France. New laid
eggs in tin cases holding 1,000 eacii
are placed in an autoclave, from
which the air is exhausted until all
thc gas and nitrogen are introduced
from tanks of these gases in liquid
form and lhe tins containing the eggs
are scaled with solder. Any germs
of decay are killed by these gases,
and it is said that the flavor of the
eggs is in no way affected,
"I'm sorry I asked the girl to
clean the typewriter."
"She took fifteen minutes to clean
the type and two hours to manicure
her finger-nails afterwards,"
Exhausted from Asthma. -- Many
who read these words know the terrible drain upon health and strength,
which comes in the train of asthmatic
troubles. Many do not realize, however, that there is one true remedy
which will surely stop this drain. Dr.
J. D. Kcllogg's Asthma Remedy is a
wonderful check to this enervating
ailment. It has a countless record
of relief lo its credit. It is sold almost everywhere.
One Grave Let son of the War
One of the grave lesions of this
war���as of every ivar������is that tlie
consequences of carelessness, indolence and ignorance are not to be
made good by any bravery or zeal of
Ihc fighting man. And for that reason it would bc treason to the Empire to permit the careless, indolent
and ignorant to escape scotfree when
their faults cause disaster. ��� London
Daily Mail.
A Baked Apple for Breakfast
Potatoes are selling for $6 a barrel
and apples for $4.50. Eat apples and
save money while bettering your
health. Eat them baked, stewed, fried
and raw. The apple crop this year
amounts to 67,695,000 barrels, and
that is 9,000,000 barrels less than last
year. There is nothing finer than a
baked apple for breakfast. The best
apples arc free from bruises and
worm holes. They were raised by
farmers who have studied and practiced the methods of spraying. Here
are thc results of the scientific knovv^
ledge broadcasted by the Department^
of Agriculture, bringing better goods
to our homes.���Brooklyn Eagle.
Must Be Treated Through the Blood
and the Poisonous Acid
Driven Out
The. twinges and tortures ot rheu<
matism are not due to cold, damp
weather as so many people suppose.
Rheumatism comes from poisonous
acid in the blood. This is a medicil
truth that every rheumatic sufferer
should realize. There i3 only one way
to cure rheumatism���it must be treated tlirougli tlie blood. All the linn*
mctils and rubbing and so-called electrical treatment in thc world will not
cure rheumatism, and the ittfEcre.
who tries them is not only wasting
money, but is allowing tlie trouble to
become more firmly rooted in the
system and harder to cure when the
proper remedy is tried. Dr. V��i_____a
1'iuk I'ills have had remarkable success in curing rheumatism because
they go right to the root of the trouble in the blood, driving out the ge :*
onous acid, releasing the stiffen ni
joints, clearing away the torturing
pains, and giving the victim rene-xr-'i
health and ease. Mr. Vincent Br':-*,
Havre Boucher, N.S- says: "For two
years I was an almost constant sufferer from rheumatism, the trouble
being so bad at limes that I could
scarcely get about. The trouble
seemed to bring with it anaemia, and
altogether I was in a very bad condition. I used doctor's medicine for
almost a year without relief. Then
on the advice of a friend I decided
to try Dr. Williams Pink Pills. [
think I took altogether about a dc-.-n
boxes, with the result that I ara
again enjoying perfect health."
You can get these pills through
any medicine dealer or bv mail, ioSt
paid, at 50 cents a box, or six boxes
for $2.50, from The Dr. W_""a_-i
Medicinc Co., Erockville, Ont.
$100 Reward. S100
The readers el this piper will he -pleased
to   learn  that  there  is  at  least one  dreaded
Origin of an Old Saw
"A feather in your cap" arose from
custom   of woodcraft   enthusiasts,
disease that science has been able lo cure
til  its  stages,  and that is catarrh.     Catarrh   i.n.   .,      , , ,     ,
being    greatly    influenced    by  constitutional   ?"ls.  *llc  nrst  woodcock  plucks  OU
ce bas been able lo cure in   nm1   in   ScntHn.l   ,o^-,���   tU.  ��_-   _ __
���11  its  stages,  and that is catarrh.     Catarrh   ?.?,     "    *"��0Uan'*   '��**-*y   **��   one   *������*<-*
conditionj   requires  constitutional   treatment, feather and  proudly   wears  it  in   his
Hall's  Catarrh  Cure  is  taken  internally  and ran     Oliver rrnmtvell -v, :, ���;_-,,_
acts through the Wood on tbe Uucous Sur. ~ (%U~, ���," Ll -'""I" 8*"* '* "IgT. -j-
faces oi the System, thereby destroying tht 0.'. '"ought  and  diction   when  he de-
Inundation of the disease, giving the patient ('lined       England's    offered
strength by building up the constitution and "Royalty is'but a feather in
assisting nature in doing us work.    The pro* ���._f,   , ������ ,      T.r   _     ,'���,,
pnetors  have  so   much  faith  in   Ihe  curative c,a".'      Ile ,sa, "��� J et   Child.,
........   _f   II..11'.   f'.t.-.l.   I'...-   .1...   .1    ..,_ I h. i '���    r.ll, "
Young Doctor: I haven't lost a patient  since  I  hung out  my shingle.
Second Ditto: I wish I had your
luck. All mine get well,
! powers of Hall's Catarrh Cute that they oriel
One   Hundred   Dollars   for   any   case   that   il
I fails to cure.    Send for list of testimonials.
Address:  1'. J. CHENEY & CU.,  .tied**
Ohio.    Sold by all Druggists, "Sc.
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine tines in ten when the liver is right the
stomach and bowels are right.
gently bul firmly compel n lazy liver to
do ils duly
Cures Con
Headache, and Distrait after Eating.
Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Price.
Genuine must bear Signature
"This is the last lime I shall bring
this bill," said the enraged collector,
"Thanks," replied the Irnpecunlout
debtor. "You arc so much more considerate than the other fellow:    he
"Wood's r_te____cd-fti,
Th* Great Knplith Jttnedf,
Toots and invigorates tht whole
iMl-oafsvntsiu, makes aew Blood
ia old Veint, Cwrel Nervou*
Debility, llcnlal and "trolls "Forrv, Demon-
denep. Lost *f Knereep, Palpitation ef th*
Heart, Fnilini sVemter*. Fries 11 per bos, sla
|or��S. Oas will D'etat, ��i�� will eurt. Bold by til
_rugg_tta or _u_(td la plain pkg. ea reerint of
nie*.NetoypempUetme,tlM fr-. THE WOOD
 ICIN-!CO^-._0_-_.Mr. (fsn__(_k___>
Iheir rattle."
a man's
ea enjoy
Our Forest Products
Tlie state of Canada's trade In limber since the war is a matter of lhc
greatest importance to our cili.ens.
The figures for the calendar years
191*1 and 1915 are given In thc bulletins of the Forestry Branch of the
Department of thc Interior. The
subject is divided in this way: lumber
is dealt with in Bulletin 58A, pulp
and pulpwood in 581!, and poles and
cross-tics in 58C. Any citizen Interested who has not received a copy of
any of these bulletins may secure one
free by writing to the Director of
Forestry,  Ottawa.
A Safe Pill for Sufferers.���There
are pills that violently purge and fill
thc stomach and intestines with pain.
Parmelec's Vegetable Pills are mild
and effective. They are purely vegetable, no mineral purgative entering
into their composition, and their effect is soothing and beneficial. Try
them and be convinced. Thousands
can attest their great curative qualities because thousands owe their
health and strength to timely use of
this most excellent medicine.
The Soal oi * Piano ii the
Action.   Insist on tho
Otto Higel Piano Action
Popular Authoress
"That stringy looking lady going
by ovcr there is our well-known authoress," triumphantly stated the
landlord of the Petunia tavern, "Her
contributions arc printed in the big
newspapers all ovcr thc country. Slit-
is an old maid. Her name is Miss
Clessaphine Clatter."
"Strange, but 1 did not rememher
having hc.rd anylhitvg about her,"
said the stranger. "What does she
"Nopct testimonials, She has been
cured of most all lhc heirs that hti-
flcsb i^lMo. as the teller said,
I was cured of terrible lumbago by
I was cured of a bad case of earache by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
I was cured of sensitive lungs by
Magnitude of Arcturus
Thc star Arcturus, which is known
to bc a sun for a faraway system of
planets, is 11,500,000 times farther re-
moved from us than is our solar luminary. His diameter is 71,000,000
and his circumference about 224,000,-
000 miles. Our sun is but 866,000
miles in diameter, a fact which
proves that Arcturus is at least 551,-
000 times greater in bulk than is ous
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courtenay Review
Dear Sir;���Now that we are on
the eve of another municipal elect'
ion let us survey the works of thi
late board of Aldermen. Needle."
to say, they were all of one stii|><
and all followed their leader, whose
only material interest in the city
consists of two unimproved lots
worth nut more than one hundred
dollars, At the last city election
the principal plank in their platform
which was made to get in on, nol
to stand on, wns the settlement of
the vexed electric light question.
After one year's grand stand performance what have they accomplished in the matter? Nothing
more than the framiug of a franchise which they in their wisdom
used every effort to prevent from
going to the property holders for
their approval of otherwise. It
took them a year to do what any
two reliable business men iu the
city could have completed in a week
to better satisfaction ot the public
thau the proposition shortly to be
submitted to the electorate. Eleven
mouths of the year were taken up
in bluffing the Electric Light Co.
and in an endeavor ,to secure an
injunction anainst it. Finding
they couldn't buffalo the-Company
at the end of eleven months thev
did the right about face manotivre
and gave the Company more than
had been asked at the commencement of negotiations. And now
these same Aldermen come before
the electors again ou the plea that
they didn't have time to complete
their dealings with the Company
and that it would be unwise to trust
the mattei to a new council of other
men, Evidently they have a high
er appreciation of their abilities in
this direction than have the electors who, I feel convinced, will vote
for them to stay at home for the
next twelve months.
The cost to the city of this elec
trie l-erformance will be little short
of two thousand dollars, nearly
half as much as is collected for
taxes in a year, and which will mean
another five mills on the dollar on
this year's asses-nient, and we, the
ratepayers pav the piper while the
Aldermen dance to the music of the
"buffalo electric waltz."
The Mavor during the whole of
his term of office has doue every
thing in his power to keep down
the expenses an d at the same time
to faciliate the solution of the electric light question, but has been
balked in every effort and outvoted
by the solid six. Now one of these
same aldermen has the effrontery
to ask us to elect him to preside
over the affairs of the city for the
next twelve months, verily "insult
added to injury." There are many
things which these aldermen could
have profitably devoted their time
to for the city's welfare, As is
well known, our schools, roads,
bridges, sidewalks and sanitary
matters are in a deplorable and
shameful condition. Regardless of
public utilies these must be maintained in a state of efficiency, and
surely, Mr. Editor, it would be
wiser to devote our taxes to this
purpose rather than feeing a lot of
fat Victoria lawyers. And again
how can we expect to receive anv
consideration or patronage from industrial euterprizes when the principal industry, namely, the Comox
Logging and Railway Co. is prevented by the Court of Revision
from having a registered voter to
represem it on the voter's list,
whilst milkmaids, without any property qualifications whatever, are
placed on the Voter's list.
Surely, Mr. Editor, it is high
time that we realized that the tall
has been wagging the dog, and
that we called a halt to this wild
catting and elected as aldermen
men of common business sense and
ability who would make the city.s
Welfare their chief object with the
end in view of having an attractive
place to live and do business in,
instead of a place to be shunned as
this fair city of ours is fast becoming under its recent management.
Tax Payer.
Corporation of the
City of Courtenay
Bye-Law Number 25.
A iiye-l,nw authorizing the Corporation ol the City of Courtenny
to enter Into u contract with the
Courtenay 1? et-tric bight Ileal
und   Power Company,  Limited.
pnny shall think lit, necessary or proper
.1 llu- purpofP ul carrying out  the op
inions ul tlle
nl lucideiitnl
Company  m
i.i llu- iiuiklni
respect nf
, generating,
nl   also  for
WIll'KAS the Municipal Council nl
the Corporation of the City of Courlenni
considers It expedient to enter Into
contract with the Courtenny Blectrlc
bight Heat and Power Company Mmili il
in lhe form set out in tlie schedule hei
to, and has provisionally executed tin
snid contract on behalf of the Corporation
ol the City of Courtenny on the term
that the said Contract sliull not be bliul
iiiK on the Corporation of the Citv
of Courtenay, until this Bye-Law hns re
c'lved the assent of the Electors of lhc
Municipality ol the city of Courtenay in
the manner provided in the Municipal
THEREFORE the Municipal Council
of tiie Corporation of the City of Cour
tenay ENACTS as follows:���
1. The contract between the Corpora'-
tion of the City of Courtenay and the Courtenay Electric Light, Heat and Power Co
Limited set out in the Schedule hereto
Is hereby authorized, ratified and con
lir,net!, nml after tllis Byc-lsw shall have
received the ussent of the Electors ol the
Municipality of the City of Courteuay in
the maimer provided in the Municipal
Act, tlle Municipal Council of the Corporation of the city of Courtenny sh, n
re-execute nml deliver the said contract
to the Courtenny Electric Light, Ileal
and Power Company Limited, antl thereupon the said contract shall become
valid uml binding,
2. This Bye-law shall, before the final
passing thereof, receive the nsse-ntof the
electors ot the Municipality of thc City ol
Courtenay ia the manner.provided iu
tlie Municipal Ae ,
3. Tllis Bye-law may be cited ns "The
BleetricLight, Hentand Power Bye- aw"
Passed the Municipal Council the 30th
day of December, 1916.
Received the ussent of the Electors on
the .... iluy of    191,
Reconsidered, adopted and finally prised the Municipal Council aud the Corporate Seal affixed hereto the day ol
" " "' 'clerk!	
Account* Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach & Field
THIS INDENTURE maile the thirtieth
day of December in the yenr One Thousand nine hundred and sixteen, BE
CITY OF COURTENAY, incorportaed
by betters Patent under the Municipalities Incorporation Act of the Province of
Britisii Columbia, (hereinafter called
the City") of tbe one part, and the
TB_>, a Company duly incorporated under the laws ol the Province of Britisii
Columbia, (hereinafter called "the Company" ol the other part;
WITNESSETH that tbe parties hereto
mutually COVENANT with one another
as follows:���
(1.) The Company is hereby authorized and empowered for a period of
Twenty years (20) years from the date
hereol within the municipal area of the
City ol courtenay as now existing or as
hereafter enlarged, to erect, construct,
operate and maintain electric works, power houses and generating plant and
such other appliances and conveniences
as are necessary and proper for the generating of electricity or electric power,
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 any 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 and with such restrictions at the
Ci y may deem advisable, and PROVIDED also that nothing herein contained
shall be deemed in any wi.e to effect the
right of the City to pass any Bye law
which 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
bv the Company, or the right of
the 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 in competition with the Company.
(2.) For any of the purposes of its
aforesaid business the Company is hereby authorized and 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
maintain and repair such electric lines,
accumulators, storage batteries, electric
cables, mains, wires, pipes, switches,
connections, branches, electric motors,
dynamo?, engines, machines, cuts, drains
water courses, pipes, buildings and other
devices, and to erect and place any elect-
lie 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
sewers, ilrnlns in tunnel.-, u iiluu or under
such streets or bridges, nud to erect
poles, posts, pilhrs, lamps, globes or
oil cr nppnralurt in or upon the said
streets or bridges, or across any wall or
u Its ' rei ed on the biiiuu m* adjoining
thereto, and to dig nud "ii'ili trenches anil
drains and to Iny electric lines, rubles
nml mains antl lo put lectriclines, wires
switches und connection brunches from
such e eclrlc lines, cables nnd mains, in,
miller, across or nloug such Btrcels nud
bridges, and from time to time to cut,
remove, alter, repair, replace and relay
neh electric lines, eat,Ies, innins, switch-
nnd co i tion brunches or other ap-
lulus; PRO\ 11)11) THAT IP AND
SO I'AR as tlie execution of iinv such
wi rks will involve the breaking np or
iitter.crinj1 with an*, sh eel, bridge, sewer
driiin or tunnel, llie Company shrill previously to the commencement "f nidi
works serve a noticis upon the City describing to the Biit'sfnclion nl (lie City
the proposed works, together with n plan
of lhe works showing the position of
sueh proposed works nud llm inuiiuer iu
which sueh street,bridge, sewer, dralttor
tunnel is i" In- inieifeiied with, und the
1 Ity may require such amendments to he
ni,uie in iin- position or manlier of execution of such works, nud upon the plan
as me reasonably necessary, nnd shall
fix ii reus'nnnble time within which such
works shnll be completed nnd all necessary repairs consequent thereupon be
made, nud the v.'Orks shnll becnrried out
accordingly, und the i'oin-rrinv shnll
withinsuch period thereafter restore such
street, bridge sewer, drain or tunnel ns
nearly us possible to ils former condition
to the satisfaction of the City; PROVIDED AbSO Hint nil the plant, machinery,
works, appliances nnd apparatus -of the
Coin pany shnll be liinde. executed, installed and maintained according to the
rules from time to time in force of the
National Hoard of hire L'ndei-writirrs:
PROVIDED AbSO that the Company
will when so required in writing by the
City withl-i ten (IO) days lroin the rc-
r*. eipt nf such iM|ui iiiun. change theposltion
nf nny polo or pruts "at lhe expense of tho
os i,: ia iii'- casi - uf nny p-ile or poleB
it Inch lnivol ei n creiiteil prior to andbeBtnnrlhig
n' the date of this agreement, nud the position
nf all poles erected prior tn nml standing nt!
llm ilnle nf tliis agreement shall i*e clearly I
marked or indicated up n a plan to be uniiex-
, ilh. llis Agreement, nml llie City shall
vithtti five (li) day lV.nn tho Utile nf kids Ag* I
"���rue ni, notify ike C"iiip;my that It approves
or disapproves of the position ef each pole
sbuwu upon suoh plan, and' in the event of
ilisapi ratal tlie city shall in such notice state
ta mi I ami valid reason? for sueh disapproval
and the Cum pany shall forthwith at its own
expense rem .ve all poles of the position of
which the Citv shall linve expresso I its disapproval, and l'llOVIUKI) li'UI'THi'K that
the Company will at all times at its own expense piovitie and instal all safety devices
which in the opinion of the Provincial Gov-
crumont Bleotrloal Kngineer are necceasary
or prop rl i ensure the safety of the ��� onsuiiiers
and/publiu und will from time tn time if and
when required so to do in writing by the said
Engines) forthwith renew or tepjaee smli
safety devices with similar or more efficient
appliances ns may be specified in writing by
the said Engineer.
3 The Company shall upon requisition by
the iiittriidin. consumer supply electricity in
such quantities at may be required to the
City nud to any person, firm or corporation
within the municipal area of the City of Courtenay as hereinbefore defined upon or in any
streets, ways, lanes, passages, tramways, rail-
manufactories, .hope and warehouses,
tending consumer shnll  neglect to pay the
I charges for the electricity or  any other sum
tine from liim, it or them to the Company  in
I, ul' llle supply of nli'irtl'iiiil.y t ��� such ii -
ig consumer  ills Company may  nitoll"
,Ir-��� ��� ��� 11'11��� ��� t io- iiaiai"i- nny ,iie|i all I'ti'ie line or
mil  tlir ugh wliiol, the electricity iiuiv
I, ;    I HOV1UKU HOW I'Vl.lliluil
!i, |il HJ    I.llll I" hire Outline   . If    ilisillll.
. ia einar ei'ii moving >-ii< Ii eltelrie line er ilia-
contili Ing the supply of electricity tn any
periou, ii< in nr nm pnt'iitinn. give suoh  person
I lb in or corporation two dear days' notice in
is intention su tn dni
The scale of rates to be charged i y tho
Ci'liipnny f> r lln' eleetricily supplied   to   per*
Mai,., linns or corporations other than tlieCiiy
sliull lie based mi consumption of kilowatt
lioilrs per niuiitli ns measured hy integrating
Willi, Ineltes iis follows']
on the first 80 kilowatt hour 1*1 operkw,  lir.
"   " next Ml
"    "    "     .|0
H  H  ii   mm
(in consumption <
,- ci'lltB per kilo.
sliull biauhjool t
of thu
"     ',.iu
II    ,'l 0 ���  ,1
..    ,(, I,  ,,  ���
!lc   "   "
Sc    "    "
���2 iiii kilowatt Im
I-.   llll  such   piiym
it, liuiir. ull siieii payment
disc lint of toil per trenl, (I- )
mount' liarg'il if paid nil nr before tin*
tli   ,_utl,) Uny Immediately iiftei tin-
date nf Lhei>tll rendered for tlio sumo.
(!)) Tlm scale nf ra'eH to Im charged hy tli"
Compnny for electricity supplied tn the City
fur the purpose nf street i. hi ing, shall he luts-
eil mi cuiisiiiiiptiuii nf kilowatt Hours per
month us iiieiisurctl by integrating watt meter
us follows: 7 cents per killowntt, hour; l'ltO-
VlllKI) win ii lotal consumption of street
light ami all coiihii nets together exceeds lour
thousand live hundred (4fi0l) kilowatt hours
per month the ritu to be p^itl by the
city Inr street lights shall ho six cents per
kilowatt h ur; when llie total eonsiiuipt on
exceeds nine tlioiisnnil II; (,) kilowatt hours
per month the rate to bo paid by the cily for
strict lights shall he 6 cents p r kilowatt hour
All the nhnve. trcet lighting rates to Iv without discount!
(1(1) The company shall be entitled to
charge a rent tor tlie use of meters supplied to
ciiiisiiiuersof electricity not exceeding twenty
1*211) edits per meter per month:
(11)   The e puny shall maintain ri proper
insiu ction of all lamps for street lighting and
will furnish monthly a statement to the city of
all fa lures uf light, with tl e duration and the
cause thereof, and will re.nedy'any failure of
light within twenty-four (241 hours after same
shall have heen ri ported to it. The Engineer
"t the city ur his representative duly .ippnintnil
in writing, shall at all reasonable times have
fr,e recess to the plant, machinery, works, appliances and pparatus uf lhe compii.y, and
tlie company shall giveto him every facility
for inspecting the said plant, machinery, works
appliances aud apparatus, If at any time the
company hall fall tu furni-h or maintain a
proper and efficient supply of eleutrlclty f'r
street lighting fur a period of threeconsecutlve
nights, the city ma /so often as the same Bhall
happen, by resolution of its council provide for
any other method of sufficiently lighting the
public streets, and all additional expense in-
oiirr d thereby shall he paid to the city by the
enmpany unless such failure shall have been
caused by Act of God or the King's enemies, or
any other cause of whatsoever nature or kind
for which the company shall not be responsible
{It.) If hy reason of fire, tempest, earthquake or other dsngerthe officials of the Fire
or Police department of the city
shall deem it necessary to remove
any plant, works, machinery, ap-
pi ancesur apparatus, or nut any vires, they
shall lie entitled to do so without any liability
thereby incurred lo the company for any damage so caused, and the workmen and servants
of the company shall render any nasonabh
assistance which may be required; PRO VII '���
ED ALWAYS that the city will indemnify
the company against any actions, claims de-
initials, custs, charges and expenses which may
be brought, occasioned or incurred by reason or
iu consequeuce of any act of any authorized
representative of the city:
(1 .)   The company in the execution of its
worke shall not trespass u|xin or do any damage
to the property of any person, firm or corporation, and the company will at all times indemnify the city of, from and against all action
claims demands, costs, chargea and expenses.
__,-.  -.-.���_.,_,-,_.   ..���_. .���,. .������...���..... . which may be brought, occasioned or incurred
wK5_, ��SS__fSS__? KiiSKS*.T*2__5P��r.5 hy *���*��������*�����*|n~**-n**��**ce ���'��-in -�����**���-<�������������
R5__ J^n _ftv^^.rfi & _S. P��2_ ' with the exerclseby the c .mpany of any uf Its
___3-7_��_\r__uV)-_SjJlT-t_V-l,B^ P��w��rs e-therunde. this agreement or other-
supply wire or cable, and shall make all ne- i,,��� __tu_ .,��_,��(������ ������������� ��,���._,, nr thr
cessary connection, at Its own. im*between K*SS��V*^fc-W
such m.in supply w ireor cable anil the point   JJ^VA J^ ofitoburini., * P   '
Pnnv^^ <"���    W'thiot*n'10)day.fromhedate  I
J_^_.uii^^v_H_^^^^ ��".��"��- P""!���� .��"���;��� tofa ����'yJ��B. �������.
berore supplying the electricity or making
such connection or as a condition to the Company's continuing to supply the same, may
require any consumer other than the City to
give reasonable security  for the payment to
Agreement, theci y shall appoint a chartered
accountant to ascertain the cost Price of i 1
the existing plant and equipment of the i>_,
pany, ami the company shall permit neh
accountant to inspect and take copies ol al
T.          r,                             e      ,.-                            ����� #           aCCOUHWHll, 111 lllSI'CCL Kllll    HUttt    CUI'KTS   111   SU
the  Company of_ _the_ proper charges for ��� ^^ aml documrents of the company for u
e rent oi meters: | ��������,������_ nf _nM**__��,tn_ _>_,_'_n_fet_4A__���_*__
many i
in writing hy the Cit;
electric supply and for the t
.    ���.,   rc - or sneronioi maters.     ,   purpose of ascertaining Buchlcost price as afore*
4    TheCompany will upon being required   ^ and shall disclosi lo the city the contract
;y so to no,   within  four-, __2_������_,:������ ���_,,_.,.- ,*,��� ���,�������������� ..j ._.
: -"ir.-" "��� it  a V   i.i. 13IT*  i now existing hetwten the company and the
teen (14 days Irom the date of the requisition CaBJtaim Collieries iDunemnir) Limited, for
extend its maini supply wires or cablesI so ����� | the supply of electric eneigy or Power by th.
tosupp.y electricity in any ward, district, |   __.,iU��� r...ui_-t__ m,,_._,,i,i I .i_.j��..i ��_
street or" place within the municipal area of
the City of Courtenay as hereinbefore defined
shall waive such requisition if the Company
shall prove that the returns from such extended supply will not amount to interest at the
rate of five (5) per cent per annum on the capital necessary to be expended to effict such ex-
PROVIDED that the  City
anadian 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'"
the purchase and installation of itt existing
plant and equipment, and shall include all attorney's coats, charges and fees incurred up to
but not after the first day of Deomber, 1016:
[11]  The company Bhall render to the Ac
tension. PROviDJrjJ that the Uty may eo���BU,Kimio U appointed by the city as
make up any difference so that returns will a-0re,8id, ��H assistance in its power for the
amount to__��; sail1 hve (ohier cent, purpoBeofenablinghim to ascertain the cost
(5.) All poles, standards, lamp, and other Lice of all the exfsting plant and equipment
applian ess and ��PP��ratus rennir. i if the com >any and .hall produce to blm all
ed for publlo lighting .hall be of such na- bookfc docu_,e_t, and instruments necessary
ture, number and kind, aud erected, and plan- or conven���._t for enabling him to ascertain the
ed and maintained in such manner and place __,,. .,.ice M aforesaid:
as the City shall direct, provided that the r16i Within sixty [001 day. after n. h n c*
City_Bh_U give to the Company two months | c0\mtant .hall have obtained from tho cou-
previous notice in writing of its requisition. _ .*��� ���,aterifti necessary for ascertaining
as to nature, kind, number, manner and , fuch 008t price M afote.aid, the city shall be
place aforesaid, and shall pay to the Company : entu-ied to notify the company in wilting un-
Jn the event of the CorapaiiT furnishing such der the Common Seal of the city affixed l.y
equipment the^cort price of s.ch poles, .tend- '��� -rt_e of an Order of the Municipal council
ards, larapB and other appliances and appara- | ofth(J _jt��� ������������. intention to purch ase all the
tu��, together with an additional sum amount- i exi9ting plant and equipment of the company
ing to ten (10) per cent of such cost price as j at the cost price ascertained as aforesaid, to-
aforesaid: ! ���et|.er with the sum equal to Interest on auch
(6.) The Company before supplying elect- ��0Bt ���rice at the rate of eight 8 per cent per
ncity to any person firm or corporation other ._������.��� froul the fourth day of May 1014. com-
than the City shall re entitled to contract with pounded veariy up to the date of payemnt of
such intending consumer that any person dulr i Juch ooet price by the olty to the company,
appointed in writing by the Company may, ,--�� The despatch of such notloo by the olty
at all reasonable times enter any private pre-   8hnll constitute a contract between the city
twelve inonthl from llio date of thu notice refer ml to in clause III hereof.
IIS),   The Company shall inaiil'ost, to lliul'lly
llle nvisli'liee of Cltell   ittilll   of Illll   plant   ftllll
eipiipiiieul,, I III) cost nrlcu of which is included
In'.li'e sum Intalof the oost prico to be paid by
ihe Coiupan.v ns itfarcHitld, nnd If
mines to which electricity is or has been supplied by the Company, in order to inspect tne
electric lines, accumulator., fitting., 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 i. authorized
to take away or cut off *e*mpply^of elecWclty , fl~ jjn-jj ai ..^ 0- wySent boKMund.
from any premise., for the purpose of remov- ed ,5nnua(iy and oomputeVl upon the cost price
ing any electno Hue., accumulator., tram- payable by the olty to tho Company. Contom-
formers, motors, distribution board., meters, | poraneou.ly with thc transfer of the said plant
fittings, lamps works or apparatus belonging and equl anient the company shall without fur-
to the Company, thcr consideration, at Iho ell
and the company, on the part of the company
to assign and transfer lo llio city all the company's existing plant a-d cquipmont, and to
assign to the city or surrender to the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, all Its rights
under the said contract with tho Canadian Collieries (Dunsniuiri Limited, nnd on the pari of
I tho City thereafter to pay to the company tho
i cost price ascertained ns aforesaid nnd the sum
equivalent to interest at the rate of Eight per
cent. (8 p. o.) per annum from tho 4th day of
I May, 19.1,  '" '-   '
thcr consideration, at Iho election of lho city
17 1   ~r~"_.*r__<n-_v Kefnr. .nnnl-ln. _1��_     ssslgn to lhc city or surrender totlioCnnadian
(7.)   lhe company before supplying elect*   coUTorlcts  (l)imsmuirl  Limited, all iu right.
Min I'ily lu .     .
nay sueh Hem sliull hn missing, ihc cost price
iilsueii liem sliull bu tloiltioted f om tlio sum
lulalul the cost price lo Iii] p'tld hy tho City to
lhe Uompntiv nsal'oi'esniil, nail sliull bc sode-
ilueteil hofoi'ti the nscurt.uiuti,imt, of thu sum
upon whlcll Interest US ufoi*usald Is to bo coin-
Illll. As anil from theilnleof thc transfer lhc
I'll,v sliull uudtirluku lo perform and fullllall
eiii'i'eiil uml iliiiixiiirnil eiait.raela for the supply d'chicli'lcliy which may have boon cniorcd
lain hy or on hnlialf of lho Company prior to lhe
ilespiileli of lho aollco ineiillonnd in paragraph'
III hereof, and sliull Indemnify tho Company
ui'iiiiisi any notions, proccedliigs, claims and
iliaaaials In respecl of uny brunch thereof oc*
trilling llfll'l' I Iiii iliili* i>r llic transfer.
(801, In lhc event of llm city not giving no-
lien of lisliilonllon lo piii'i'hiiKii irforc llm ox*
liirnlloii of such nlxly days as nforosaid, then
ul anv I lain lieforo lhc expirnl illll of the prlvl-
logos liei'nh.v I'.i'iiiiH'd. llic City shall bu entitled
u pun giving In lhc I'uui pany six moil llis nol nro
la willing nf Its Intention so to do, touurohnnu-
iiiul ueipilre of ami fi'tiiu Ihu Company all its.
phini, iiiuehlnei')', wei'ks. npulliiiicus niul up.
im ra i ui of every sort ami kind within the
iniiiiieiaal area uf Ihu liny of Coiirteiiuy as
hi'i'i'liiheforo ilclllii'll, tho pruni III Ihi I it ill I her e-
I'ui'liy Ihu Cily in llm Compnny. shall falling'
tigrecmniil. hc cisciirlalutid by tho award of
lilies iii'hlli'itioi's. onn lo hu appolnttd by thc
Company, one to ho appointed hy thu City and
ono to he appointed hy a Judge of tho Hu*
ureine 1'niirr of llritish Coliimliia. and all thu
tirovlslousiif thu Ai'hllralion Act shall apply
o such refi'ieiieii: Thu cily shall in lho Nolle,' nforosaid, offer to pay a sum of money as
tho purchase price of I he said promises, mid If
the Coin im.ii v shall reject I he oiler of the Cily
tho Com puny nhull llx lu wrlilug a sum whiiih
II. I. willing loiieceiii as I he purchisc prion for
thu snid premises; llic suhjocls for which coin-
punsalioii Into liDiiwui'dcii hy thu urhlira'i.rs'
shall lie lhc said plunl, mauliimii-y. works, up-
pliiiuecs ami uppuritliis of iho Company, hut,
thu arhilrn'oi's shall not. Inkn inlo consider-
ation lhe value of any franuhlscs or privileges
conferred upon or liniii hy lho i nuipuiy uiidur
this ugreciiieiit or nllierwisu, nor thu profits
which imi} hnvi] heen or may he dcrlvod fr in
cnrryiiigou the iiutlcrliikiugs of thu Company:
Thu Company t-liull also hconliUcd to receive
Ihe full.mini: limns as addition lo lho pur.
cluisu priee, nnmnly :���If this agroumuiit hits
heen lu form for u peiio.l not exceeding live
yrs Thirty i:mi p.c. nf thu itniount of Ihu award;
If this agreement hits heen in force for it period
exceeding live hut not exceeding ton
years, Twenty-Five. (85) per cent.; if this agree-
uieiii has heen in fold) for ii p riod exceed-
In. lun hut not. exceeding flfwuii years, Twenty (211) pur ce.iit.; if this agrcu.nunt has licun ia
force for a period exceeding ilftecn but not ex-
coeiling twonly years, Kllleen llfi) pur cunt.;'
if this agreement has been ia force for a period
exceeding twcn'.y years, Ton (10) por cunt,
iill On piijiiiuut, of tlio purchase price as
iigruud upon or ascertained as aforesaid, to,
inn her witli thu bonus aforesaid, the City shall
In) mil il Icil to thu possession of tho premises lo
hn transferred ami lho Company shall uxcciuo
all necessary ami proper assurances for trans*
(erring the same to tlm City free and clour of
all iaeuiiilii-aiu-esof whatever nature nr kind
-never; llie dale when liin said premises shnll
he transferred lotliu Cily fruo and clear of all
eiii'iiiiihriini'i's is hereinafter called thu date of
transfer, and thereafter ull thu rights and privileges given tn tho Compnny under Clause (ll
in this agreement shall cease and determine.
(2.1. 'lhe Company shnll have full power and
discretion as to tho conduct of its undertaking
incliidin. lhe making of any necessary additions lo or alterations of the works or plant up
to thu dale of transfer, and as and from tho
date of transfer thu City shall undertake, perform and fallll nil current and unexpired eon-
tracts for tho supply of "electricity
which may have buen entered into
by or on behalf of tho Com i any
prior to Ihu giving of tho notlco mentioned In
paragraph (20) hereof, and shall Indemnify the
Compnny against nny notions, proceedings,
claims ami demands in respect of any broach
thereof occurring after the date of the transfer.
(23). The costs, chnrges and expenses of and
incidental to thu conveyance nnd transferor
the plant, machinery, works, appliances and
apparatus of the Comnnny to the City or otherwise in relation theretoshall bc paid jointly hy
tho Company and the City: tho costs of the
arbitration shall bo paid by the City or the
Compnnv according as the anio nt awarded.
I. greater or less than half the sum of tho amounts offered by the City and claimed by the
Company added together.
(24). Any failure on the part of I bo Campany
to comply with any of the covenants, agreements and declarations contained In- paragraph. 11*1 to 1131 hereof, Inclusive, shall Immediately entail a forfeiture by the Company of
all Its rights and privileges under this agreement, and this agrcemen and the byelaw ratifying the same snail be deemed to be on* and
Indivisible so that If any pal t of this agreement
or the Bald byelaw shall be declared by any
competent Court to be Invalid or beyond the
powers of the City or Incapable of being comprised In one byelaw the whole of this agree-
ms it and the snld byelaw shall thereupon be*
CQ ne nnd be null and void.
(2*]. This agreement shall not bc binding on
tie parties hereto until a byelaw aathorizlng
lhe same shall havo been assented to by the
electors, and within two days after tho execution by the Company of this Agreement the
City will commence nrcccedlngs for the submission for the ussent ot tho electors of a
byelnw authorising this agreoment.
(26]. Any notice to be given under the provisions of these presents by the city to the
Company shall be given by enclosing the same
In a prepaid registered letter addressed to the
"Courtenay Electric Light Heat and power
Company Limited. Courtenay, Hriiish Columbia." and shall bo deemed to have been given
ontho day following thedeliveryof suchletter
to thol'oslOftlco nl   n.ilenny.
127]. Any in.i.ii ��b.given undor the provisions * l<��.o presents by tho Company to
theCily a.all bu given by enclosing tho same
in a prepaid registered letter addressed to
"The Municipal Corporation of tho Cily of
Courteuay, Courtenay, Hriiish Columbia, and
shall bo deoinod to have becn given on the day
following thu delivery of such letter to the
Post Ollice at Courtenay.
[29]. Thu benefits nnd obligations of thin agreement shall be unassignable except with the
written permission of Iho city.
IN wlTNKHSi WHKIIKO. the parties hereto havo caused their common seal, to be hereunto affixed tho day and >ear first above
TBE COMMON Seal of the Cor--,
porntlon of the City of Courts*
nay was hereunto affixed in the
presence of ��� I
D. KIIiPATRICK,       f
Mayor I
City Clcrk.1
THECOMMON Seal of IhcCoiir--,
tenay Electric Light. Hunt and
Power Company Limited, was
hereunto affixed In tho presence
the same, in such manner as the   Com- j with such intending consumer that if auch in.
ricity to any paison, hr.u or corporation other   nnder lhe mii .ontrnot with tho Canadlau Column the Olty, shall be entitled to   contract   Herles (Unnsmulr) Limited  :   Provided  that
auch payment shall be mado ln lull within
TAKE NOTICE that the above is a.
true copy ol the proposed by-law upon
which the vote of the municipality will
be taken at THE CITY HALL, in the
City of Courtenay on
Saturday the 20th of January-1917
That the poU 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 pur-
pose of taking such vote,
City tbjer-r.
Dated at Courtenay this fourth day of
January, 1917.


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