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See "The
Divine Woman"
Cumberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
This Week-end
Willi nlileb Is consolidated tlie Cumberland Kens.
FRIDAY, JULY 13th, 1928
Royston To Be
Scene of Picnic
Union Bay Delegation Favored
the Shipping Point. Vote Resulted in a Tie. Chairman Decided in Favor of Royston.
A well attended meeting held at
the Lecture Hall of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic- Association on
Sunday evening last decided to hold
the annual picnic at Royston after the
Union Bay delegation had moved that
the picnic be held at the shipping
point. On being put to a vote lt was
found that a tie resulted. A. J. Taylor, as chairman, gave his casting vole
In favor of Royston. The picnic will
be held on the last Saturday ln July
and the field used ln previous years
will be secured if at all possible. The
various chairmen were elected at the
meeting and Honorary Officers and
executive appointed.
The election of officers resulted In
Lieut.-Col. C. W. Vllllers being Honorary President with Mr. Thomas
Graham, Honorary Vie-President; Mr.
C. O'Brien, secretary-treasurer; Director of Ceremonies, Mr. A. Auchinvole,
Union Bay; Cuhirman Refreshment
Committee. Mr. A. S. Jones; Chairman
Transportation Committee, Mr. H. L
Bates; Chairman Programme Com
mtttee. Mr. W. Henderson. Jr; Chairman Sports Committee, Mr. W. Mossey; Chairman Grounds Committee,
Mr. J. Smith. The appointing of
judges and starters was left in the
hands of the secretary.
Premier MacLean Heard
At Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberlaiiders Travel
2027 Miles By Auto:
Enjoyable Trip
Mr. and Mrs. J. X). DavlB ,of Cumberland, accompanied by their daughter and son ln law, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Monks have arrived at their destination, Denver, Colorado on a visit to
Mrs. Davis* parents. Leaving' Cumberland on Friday morning .the party
stayed over night in Vancouver. leaving tbe terminal city on their long
trek early on Saturday morning June
23rd, a stop was made at Black Diamond, Washington, after travelling
226 miles. Tiie week end was spent
in Black Diamond aud another start
made on Monday morning, June 25
when 326 miles were covered. Tuesday the party travelled 338 miles;
Wednesday 391 miles; Thursday 270
miles; Friday 370 miles, the total
distance from Vancouver to Layfay-
ette, Colorado is 1921 miles. A short
stay .was made ln thc latter place,
then the journey resumed to Denver,
the destination of the travellers. The
total mileage covered by the party
from Cumberland to Denver was 2027
miles. Mr. Davis reports a wonderful trip, good roads and good weather.
He says he had good luck going
through, only picking up three nails
all through the journey.
The Uo-Ilo Theatre was the scene
of the first political meeting of the
present campaign as fur as Cumber
land is concerned on Monday evening
last when Premier McLean addressed
upward of two hundred people In support of tiie candidature of John W.
McKenzle, Mr. John Sutherland was
in the chair and after the singing ot
"0 Canada" by the audience said that
he believed Mr. Dave Little had
statement to make nnd invited that
gentleman to the platform. Mr. Little
was greeted with a few cat calls and
laughter, as he stated the reason for
his appearance on tlie platform. He
had no use for liberals or conserva
lives he said, but he was supporting
Mr. McKenzie In this campaign for
the simple reason that he knew him
personally very well and that he
thought of two evils it was better to
choose the lesser. (A voice; you are
getting $ii for saying all this). Continuing Mr. Little said he was a rank
revolutionary socialist, but he asked
anyone in the audience if he was doing
anything wrong in supporting Mr
McKenzle. Speaking of Dr. Mac-
Hem an
Naughton he said he was as flue
gentleman that ever lived . he treated
him (the speaker), professionally
when sick and had not charged a cent
for his services, but he had no use
for the company he kept (meaning
the Conservative party). He thought
of the two parties thnt the liberal
party came nearer to his ideals than
did the conservative party.
Mr. McKenzie, the liberal candidate for Comox Riding was thc next
speaker. He snid he would not take
up too much of their time, as he believed they were all anxious to hear
the premier. Briefly he reviewed the
period of 1903 to 1916 when the Mc-
Brlde-Bowser government were in office and mentioned a few of the incidents connected with tlie government
or that day. In the year 1912-13, llio
conservative government financed for
a detlcit of $5,883,170, in 1913-14 for
J7.512.181. In 1014-15 for $3,693,094.
in 1915-10 fur $4,128,440, In 1916-17
for $5,357,359. In 1912-13 the total
revenue of the province amounted to
$13,387,830; but this had dropped to
$5,9444,015 ln 1916-17. This was the
situation which faced the liberal government when it took office. Mr. McKenzie said lie would go more fully
into these matters at a future date;
he intended addressing them again on
the evening of the 17th. He touched
upon tlie social legislation undertaken
by the present government, giving
full credit to the liberals for putting
the Workmen's Compensation Act on
the Statute Books of the Province,. He
touched upon the old age pension
scheme and the oriental question
a voice in the body of the hall said.
"You don't know anything about  it
Joe Horbury Again Successful
In Fishing Contest At The Lake
Puntledge Lake Rendezvous of
Numerous Fisherman Last
The greatest fishing competition iu
the history of the Cumberland Rod
and Qun Club was held on Puntledge
Lake, Cumberland, Sunday last. A
great incentive to the competition wns
the magnificent set of spoons donnat-1
ed by the GlbbH Tool Works, of Vancouver, who In their offer to the local club stipulated that all llsh weighed in for tbe competition must he
caught with Qlbb.i tackle. Such an
array of fishing spoons was donated
by this progressive firm that the committee of the local club divided them
into four prizes. Upwards of fifty
members entered the competition, and
some excellent sport obtained, the
fishing at the bead of tho lake where
the contest took place, satisfying all.
The first part of the contest which
was staged on Saturday evening was
won by R. Brown, who had the largest catch, caught with Gibbs' tackle,
the catch weighing 14tbs. and 14 ozs.
The prize for tbe largest fish caught
went to Ed. Williams, who weighed
a flue specimen in scaling 4lbs. and
8 ozs. (cleaned). Gibbs* tackle wns
also used by this fisherman.
The contest continued on Sunday
and resulted 1 nthe old reliable, Joe
Horbury, obtaining the largest catch
on the fly, six fish tn ail. This makes
the third contest out of five won by
Mr. Horbury and he Is now looknd
upon as the peer of fly fisherman on
the lake. The prize for the biggest
fish caught on the trawl went to Malt.
Btewart whilst the prize for the larg-
Mt catch of fish on the trawl went
to Andy Thomson. Several snaps of
the contest were taken by Messrs.
Williams and J. L. Brown and will
be preserved by the executive or the
Forestry Pictures
To be Shown Here
For about two weeks from July 20,
the district will be visited by a Moving
Picture Lecture Party under the auspices of the Canadian Forestry Association. The itinerary is now being
mapped out nnd thc programmes will
include moving pictures of forest interest and current news topics, also
short lectures on forest conservation.
The party carries with them their own
projecting mnchines and generate
their own power, thereby enabling
them to show ln places were electrical
current Is not available. They are
headed by Mr. c. J. Sears, Lecturer
for thc Canadian Forestry Association,
who, incidentally Is a son-in-law of
Mr. Robert Grant, a former member
for the Comox Electoral District.
High Tides
For the Week
July 13—0:46 a.m. and 3:44 p.m.
July 14—1:30 a.m. and 4:46 p.m.
July 15—2:17 a.m. and 5:40 p.m.
July 16—3:06 a.m. and 6:28 p.m.
July 17—3:57 a.m. and 7:11 p.m.
July lu—4:50 a.m. and 7:49 p.m.
July 19—5:46 a.m. and 8:25 p.m.
Overheard at the Conservative Meeting of Thursday last, "my goodness
they haven't peddled any 'bull' yet!"
and with a disappointed expression,
she continued to listen.
at all, so you had better keep quiet."
Mr. McKenzle claimed that Oriental
exclusion was impossible but he believed Oriental restriction wan better
ami would spport any measure calling for restriction of orientals. The
candidate struck a personal note nt
the close of his address, giving a resume of bis own record aud appealed
for the support of all on July 18th.
He thanked them for their patient
hearing and as they were all anxious
to hear the premier he would bring
his remarks to a close.
The premier was Introduced to the
audience  by  the  chairman  and  said
It gave him very much pleasure to be
in Cumberland and address them on
behalf of the candidature of Mr. McKenzle.     Referring   to   Mr.   Little's
statement on the platform that evening, the premier said the same thing
was happening in other parts of the
province, labor was llnlngup on the
side of the liberal party.   During the
course of his  remarks,  Dr.  McLean
was   the   subject   to   quite   a   lot   of
heckling, and almost at the start of
his words, a voice in the body of the
ball wanted to know "about the P.G.
B."   "1*11 tell you all about the P.G.E.
In a few minutes,' flashed the premier.
Replying to another heckler, the one
making the statement that Mr. Little
had received $5, the premier said "My
friend  on   the  left  must  have  been
handed $10.00 to come here tonight.'
Just about the stage where the speaker mentioned the industrial conditions
In the province, heckling got so bad
that   the   chairman,   Mr.   Sutherland
could  stand   It  no  longer  and  very
wisely asked  the gentleman  making
all the noise to come up on the platform and at. the end of the meeting
would be given live minutes to ask
any  questions,  or  say  anything  he
wanted.    Mr. Tim  Walker  promptly
walked up to the platform and took
the sent offered by Mr. Sutherland,
For n period after this incident, quietness   reigned   and   Dr.   McLean   was
able   to  cover   briefly   the  activities
ot   tbe  government   during   the   past
twelve years.    When he came to tho
P.G.E.   matter the  permier  said,  "It
is the biggest problem facing the people  of British  Columbia  today,  and
my suggestion Is to sell it and at the
present time I  am making arrangements to have it sold."   The speaker
reviewed at some length the manifesto
of Dr. Tolmie and went into a comparison   of  the  manifestos   of   both
parties, mentioning as a result of the
work of the liberals that amongst oth
or  things  labor was satisfied.    (Mr
Walker,  o nthe platform, turned  tc
the  premier with  the  remark  "whe
told you labor was satisfied?"   I can
see it for myself," answered Dr. McLean, who continuing said "labor wis
reasonably satisfied."    The   present
election  campaign  said  the  premier
presents a study ln contrasts.    The
Liberal party is united; the Conservative party is obliged (o Issue a statement to the effect that it does not endorse this or that independent candidate.   Before concluding the premier
made a plea for the support of the
electorate on July 18th, of Mr .McKenzle and asked impartial observers
to compare the manifesto of Dr. Tolmle with the record of the McLean
Government, claiming the Conservative leader has merely endorsed what
the present administration has been
carrying   out   so   successfully.     He
thanked   them  nil  for  their   patient
hearing and said if the audience did
not mind the heckling that evening,
he could assure them that he did noi
mind It hi the least, it did not bother
him as he was used to it.   He hoped
to be able to uddress them at some future time and that he had enjoyed
speaking to them that evening very,
very much.   On the conclusion of tlie I
premier's talk, Mr. Sutherland asked
Mr. Walker to say whut he wanted to
Bay, and ask any question be wantflil
to ask and that he would he given j
five  minutes  on  the  platform.    Mr.
Walker said he was "neither, liberal
or conservative. In fact I am nothing"
he told the audience and amidst the
noise that followed it was difficult t«>
find out really what Mr. Walker did
The   meeting  adjourned   with   the
singing of the National Anthem.
Mrs. Lewis Succumbs
After Long Illness
Resident of Cumberland for
Many Years Leaves Many Relatives to Mourn Her Passing.
Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis, a resident
of Cumberland for a great many
years passed away peacefully to her
reward on Wednesday, ufter a long
Illness. The deceased lady was well
and favorably known throughout the
whole district, being a prominent
member of the Cumberland Welsh Society, taking an active part In all the
uctivitles of the society. The funeral
will take place on Sunday afternoon
from the family residence on Allan
Avenue, interment being made in the
Cumberland Cemetery. Left to mourn
her loss besides ther husband she
leaves one son, Mr. John Lewis of
Cumberland and six dapghters, Mrs.
Charles Seagrave, of Acme. Alberta,
Mrs. George Gray, of Nanaimo, Mrs
Thomas Thatcher, of Seattle. Mrs.
John Hill, of Cumberland, Mrs. Clifford Cox, of Seattle ,and Mrs. John
Bond, of Cumberland, nineteen grandchildren and one great grand-child.
Marriott - Duncan
A marriage of great local interest
was solemnized at St. George's United Church. Courtenay, on Wednesdaj
afternoon at four o'clock when Barbara, the eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Duncan, one of the
pioneer families of the district, became the bride of Sidney Herbert, son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Marriott, of Rush-
den, England. The ceremony was
performed jointly by the Rev. W. A.
Alexander, pastor of the church, and
the Rev. G. L. Bourdillon, Vicar of
St. John's Anglican Parish. The
church was beautifully decorated with
white lillles and shasta daisies.
The bride entered the church on
the arm of her father, to the strains
of the Wedding March played by Professor Walter Richards and was attended by her sister. Margaret, as
bridesmaid. The bride was gowned
in white flat crepe with deep insets of
chantilly lace and beaded with seed
pearls; she wore a veil of silk net and
coronet of orange blossoms, and carrier! a shower bouquet of pink rosebuds, carnations and fressias. The
bridesmaid was dressed In peach taffeta with uneven hem line and large
blue bow of moire ribbon and wore
a blue picture hat; she carried a bouquet of peach rosebuds and blue delphiniums.
The groom was . ril. "It.ti by Mr
John Duncan, brother of the bride.
During the signing of the register,
Miss Marguerite McKee sank "I Love
You Truly," Professor Richards accompanying.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clinton Wood on Duncan Avenue.
The bride's table was decorated with
pink rosebuds in crystal vases and
carried a beautiful three-tier wedding
The popular young couple left on a
motor tour of the Island nnd on their
return will reside in Courtenay.
Out-of-town guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. R. Marriott, parents of the
groom, of Rushden. England; Mrs. W.
Jamieson, Mr. T. Mouat and Miss
Olive Mouat, of Vancouver; Miss M.
Manson, of Salt Spring Island; Mrs.
H. H. Smith, of Victoria: Mr. Sanders,
of Qualicum Beach.
Hon. H. H. Stevens
At Royston Pavilion
Many Attend At
Shearer Funeral
Mr. Wiliam Shearer Passes
Away Following Stroke. Resident of Cumberland for IS
Dr, O. K. .MacNaughton, Conserva-, sons for his return lo office Ihe drat
tlve candidate for the Comox Hiding. | being the present prosperity ot B.C
fnrnier of Vnnder
Riot Of Color In
Riotous Comedy
Coming Here
Election Results to Be Flashed
on the Screen Amidst
Laughs Wednesday
Former Resident    i
Is Bereaved!
Word was received In Cumberland
this morning of the death in Victoria I
of Mr. Burrell, after a serious opera- j
tlon.   Mr. Burrell was a frequent vlsl-
tor to Cumberland, spending much of
bla time here with his daughter Mrs. j
A. C. Lymn, before she removed  to I
California.   Mrs. Lymn oame up from
the southern  state some two weeks ;
ago to nurse her father.
A Mardf Oras and Venetian celn-
bration combined can't be more
■picturesque and colorful than tht*
circus background that figures In
"The Life of Riley," the riotous (Urn
comedy co-foaturing George Sydney
and Charlie .Murray, coming to the
Tlo-Ilo, Wednesday and Thursday,
July 18 and 10.
Elephants and camela wild men and
bearded women, clowns and hula
girls in this sequence vie with a carload of fireworks, exploding among
the principal players, a riot and n
village (Ire, and many other comedy
elements, in providing laughs and
Rural comedy has in the past been
considered natural mirth material,
but In combination with such "exotic" thrills It is doubly effective in
"The Life of Riley."
The famous comics of the stage and I
screen Sidyney and Murray, are char- [
aoterized ns rural town Fire Chief
and Police Chief, respectively, and'
Sam Hardy, Myrtle Stedman, Juno'
Marlowe, Stephen Carr, Edward Da-1
vis and Bert Woodruff have Interest- J
ing supporting roles. B. M. Asher I
produced the comedy for First Nation-1
al Pictures and it wns directed by
William Beaudine.
On Wednesday night the results
of the election will he flashed on tho
screen as they are wired In.
Mr. S. K. Corker
hoof. Mr. F. G. T. Lucas, of Vancouver
and the Hon. H. H. Stevens, of Vancouver addressed an Immense nnd
enthusiastic audience at the Pavilion
last evening. .Mr. J. McLeod, of Courtenay acted as chairman and spirited
music by the Courtenay baud enhanced the pleasure of the evening.
Mr. Cocker gave only a brief address telling In it of his recent electioneering work in the North of the
Island, where he stated they had
found everywhere great enthusiasm.
Not only on the Island is this enthusiasm shown to Conservatives, further remarked Mr. Lucas, but all over
the province. Never said he bad such
enthusiasm been shown since the
days of Richard McBryde.
Dr. George K. MacNaughton. Conservative candidate for the Comox
Riding was the third speaker of the
evening and took the floor amidst the
cheers and clapping of his supporters
and tbe singing of "For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow."
Dr. MacNaughton opened his address with the remark, that he had
often had the pleasure of tripping
the light fantastic in the hall to music from the orchestra, but he had
found that it was very painful to
be a member of that orchestra. He
expressed his feelings on his nomination saying he felt most honored to
be the Conservative candidate. From
his experiences ln the north of tbe
Island he had learned much, both
from a medical standpoint and thai
of phychology and human nature
which would doubtless prove modi
useful to him ln the case of his election.
In his address he stated that he
would take up six of the items of
his opponents manifesto or platform;
the first being the matter of roads
fn which Mr. .McKenzie advocates
larger grants to roads, bridges, uj>I
trials for this district. It was Ills
opilnon that no additional money
should be spent on roads etc. but the
money already allotted be used with
greater efficiency. Dr. MacNaiightou
cited several Instances where money
has been spent to no avail, for Instance the landing float at Surge Narrows which was built, but no road
had been completed by which to again
accession to this float; and also tlie
Port Hardy road, not yet finished after
many  promises,
Answering   the   matter   of   Health
Insurance   and    Maternity    Benefits
which were an Important Item of Mr.
McKenzie's platform.   Dr. MacNaughton remarked that he was glad these
were  included  In   Dr.  Tolnile's   platform.    The  present government   bail
passed a Forest .Minimum  Wag" act
of 40 cents au hour, hut when  lire j
fighters were called these were  puid ,
20 to 35 cents per hour hy the Government, a case where the government
passed soclui reform but did not car- i
ry it out themselves.
The  Workmen's Compensation  wivi '
passed   hy  the  Liberal  government,
passed  after  the  Conservatives  had
spent  their  time  in  making  the   In- j
vestigutkms which led to the passing
of the act.    Dr. .MacNaughton closet]
witli tiie words, "I know the majority
of the residents of this district and '
if i am chosen lo he your ropreaeo- j
tative 1 will endeavor to perform my I thrown on
duties with the best of ni.v ability and
to give fair treatment to all."
Mr, H .Hi Stevens, of Vancouver,
member for the Federal House then
gave his address the substance being
as follows:
"It is our purpose tonight fellow
citizens to look over our own affairs
and determine what shull be the
course  we shall  pursue,
Our system is that of placing our
affairs In the hands of a certain person whom we have tlie duty of choosing and also of reviewing. Dr. McLean Is incensed that. I am going
throughout B.C, reviewing liis notions,
Dr. McLean has said that Dr. Tolmle Is most ignorant of all provincial
affairs. Dr. Tolmie has worked twenty-live years for Canada, 11 years of
which spent in Parliament.
Tho premier has stated several rea
There has been a certain measure of
prosperity In the Inst three years,
but lei US analyse the cause of this
prosperity, and if ii js the maximum
of prosperity lor B.C. There are
two main sources of this prosperity.
first the moving and handling of
grain from the Prairies to the Coast.
The present government says, "Wo
are the people who are making this
possible." but it was the Conservative
government al Ottawa who established (he llrst grain elevator on the coast
and the moving of grain through the
Palfic tO'Burope, The Conservatives
fought for elevators and got them.
The year's Idleness of the first gram
elevator was not through the Conservative government Im through the
stoppage or the Panama and also the
Great  War.
In Trail, in the laboratories, scientists set about trying to find a method
for the separating of ores. The Sullivan mine is a mass of ore and since
tbe above discovery in metallurgy
has produced millions. This has more
to do with the present prosperity of
B.C. than nil else. Yes, there Is some
measure of prosperity since 1316 bui
also some decline , The district surrounding Revelstoke has 18,00 less
people than In 1016, Towna such as
Chase. Taft, etc., In 1916 thrives of
industry are today desolate, This is
not  prosperity and  success.
B.C. has wonderful resources, why
then has the province not been surging ahead as she should have been
since the war. Only one thing can be
the matter—government. At the present time Mills ami plants are paying
thousands of dollars taxes and tbe
owners getting no returns. The present government has made no attempt
to find out what Is the matter. The
taxation whlh in 1016 yielded $6,000,-
ooo now yields $20,oon,ooo. This is
what Dr. McLean calls lowering of
The net point is social legislation
for which the present government
takes great credit. Any government
of a civilized country must he forced
to puss some social legislation when
passing through such years us tho
last fifteen. Social legislation comes
through Ihe demand of the people.
Do not forget the social legislation
passed before 1016.
Everyone knows that at the present
time. B.C. agriculture Is not in a very
flourishing condition and this Is not
due to climate and soil. Tho Okanagan alone Is a veritable paradise
Why then is industry not profitable?
In tho first place our friends to the
south pul on our market fruit otc. before the B.C. products are ready and
and after their own markets are saturated, thereby gaining top prices
here, preventing our growers from
getting the  first big price  for their
Mr. William Shearer, of Third St
Cumberland, suffered a stroke ou Friday nfght last, passing away peacefully on Saturday morning about 4:30.
Deceased gentleman had been ln failing health for some time, suffering a
stroke two or three years ago whilst
on a holiday in Seattle from which
ne never fully recovered. Last year
on Monday May the 23rd the late Mr.
Shearer and Mrs. Shearer celebrated
the fiftieth anniversary of their wed-
'ilng. surrounded by their sons and
daughters, many of whom had come
great distances to be present. At the
time of his marriage in 1877. Mr.
Shearer was sergeant gymnasium instructor in the 78th Highlanders now
the Seaforth Highlanders. Thirty
years were spent in the old country,
ten of these fn the north of England
before Mr. and Mrs. Shearer emigrated to Candad. Twenty-one years have
neen spent in Canada, three in Cape
Breton and Eighteen in Cumberland,
He leaves to mourn his loss besides
the widow, four souh, George, of Cumberland; William, Peter and Robert
fn Alberta; and six daughters, Mrs.
Jessie McLean, Ronald, Washington;
-Mrs. E. Johnston, Cumberland; Mrs.
Chris Pattfnson, Edson, Alberta; Mrs.
Thomas Cessford, Courtenay; Mrs. B.
Hunden. Cumberland; Mrs. Robert
Thomson, Aberdeen, Washington,
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 from the family resldene. Third Street, Interment
taking place In the Cumberland Cemetery. The Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pastor
of Cumberland United Church officiated at a service at the home and at
the grnveside. A large number of
friends of the late Mr. Shearer attended to pay their last respects to
one whom they admired for his quiet
unassuming nature. Many beautiful
tributes were received, testifying to
the esteem in which deceased was
held. The six daughters and four
sons of .Mr. Shearer, who live at widely
different points in Alberta and the
state of Washington, were ail present
at the funeral. Pall bearers were
Messrs. w. McMillan, P. McNiven, S.
L. Robertson, R. T. Brown, Wm. Browa
nnd A. Boothman.
produce. Why should not dumping
duties he Imposed? Onlers-fn-Coun-
cil to this effect were directly repealed by the Liberal government. Tho
Conservative stand for a Canadian
market ror our own nianufacture^rs
ami producers,
Dr, McLean ways "Return me to
power I am the only one who can get
rid of the P.O.B.." He talks or getting rid of a $60,000,000 enterprise
Millions have been poured Into the
line and It has not progressed one
inch. He talks of
oon.DDO.   leaving  1
A roof fire at the residence of Mr.
H. Docherty, West Cumberland ou
Tuesday afternoon gave the local fire
fighters a strenuous time before the
blaze wus controlled. Fraser Watson
received painful, though not serious,
burns to tbe left hand and J. H. Cameron suffered from smoke, being almost overcome. At the time of the
fire there was a sharp Wind blowing,
the roof becoming a total loss. The
blaze is presumed to have started
j from (ho chimney or a spark.
pleted to Prince C-eorge can you trust
him one moment longer? Money has
been thrown away on the P.G.E., the
Sumas scheme etc., money which
comes from the citizens of B.C.
You all know your candidate Dr.
C. K. MacNaughton, you love, honour
and revere him, see that he is returned to power on the 18th of July."
Rounds of applause followed Mr.
Slovens speech, and a pretty bouquet
lliug it for $17,-1 was presented to him  by Greta and
$43,000,000  debt Betty Grelg,
shoulders. After his j The most successful meeting closed
declarations of 1020 and 19-'i when! with the singing of "For They Aro
i'i he stated that as soon as he was j,lolly Good Fellows," three rousing
elected   the  railroad  would  he 00m-1 cheers and "God Save the King."
The Doctor says that "Johnnie" is a
good scout and "Johnnie" says the
"Doc." Is a good scout—so there you
The Cumberland Cricketers are
spoiling for tbe want of a game, Will
anyone form a scratch team in thc
district and play them. A challenge
is issued to buslnettw men of Cumberland to form a learn and play any
evening at the "V". The club would
also like to play that wonderful aggregation of business men from Courtenay, thut played the Courtenay eleven on Wednesday of this week.
Parade and Concert to Feature
ihe Celebration
Chinaman Injured
At Logging Camp
Shortly iifier noon today a call was
received at the local hospital calling
for niedlrnl assistance for a Chlna-
Itlonls   or   this   district I man Injured at the Royston Logging
he   Kilo   MI11  Tang  will  camp.    Dr. lllcks responded and at-
Slnci' the fall of Poking Into th"
hands of the Nationalist Army, the
peiicc dove is making lis appearance
In olvll-Btrlfe-lorn china for the llrst
time in tho Boventoon years of the
exlsten it the new-found republic
Chinese   t
heeded   by
celebrate pence snd good trill oni tended to the Injured man, when It
Saturday and Sunday the 14th and was round he was suffering from a
1'itli Inst, A parade will be held In fractured collar hone, ami other slight
China-town on Sunday morning, and ! injuries, which, whilst being of a
on the proceeding evening a concert painful nature ore not considered
will bo held at the Chinese theatre dangerous, The Injured man waB
Slug Chong street, Chinatown. Local j brought to the local hospital where
talent will assist the Chinese students lie Is resting easily.
from Vancouver and tho proceeds of ( ,—
this concert will be given for local j Dr. O. K. MacNaughton and Mr. J.
Chinatown Improvement Alter the|W. MacKenzie round themselves to-
nairade on Sunday n concert will no i gether at Surge Narrows and also at
given on tho same afternoon, froo I Horne Lake. Joint meetings were
of charge j i,cid at both places. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, JULY 13th. 1928
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY. JULY 13th, 1028
THE NEW Conservative leader, Hon. R, B. Ben- i
nett, has been holding a series of meetings;
in the province of Quebec and has been hailed
everywhere with the plaudits of large audiences. I
Shortly, the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. W. L. Mac-;
Kenzie King, will take the stump in the West
where doubtless, he too will receive the acclaim of
great bodies of people. Neither of these political
leaders should, however, mistake, the natural
courtesy and warmheartedness of the Canadian
people for a full and complete endorsement of
their respective political views. A former political leader in Quebec was greeted with hosannas at
St. Laurent but crucified at Lachine on Election
Day. Meetings may mean much; mostly they
mean little.
It is a very good thing though that the leaders
of Canada's two great political parties should be
going to the people of Canada with their messages. We have too much political oratory at
election times and too little of it at other times.
The one gives us indigestion; the other tends to
make us anemic.   The only way to ensure the
THE NEED OF RESEARCH towards the goal
of perpetuating the forests of British Columbia is stressed in a recent article in the "B.C.
Lumberman," by Mr. P. Z. Caverhill, Chief Forester of the province.
"The Forest Service of B.C. with a direct appropriation of $18,000 per year is now engaged in
building up a staff of experts on forest research
problems as well as those problems dealing with
estimate of growth, forest surveys and such development work," states Mr. Caverhill.    "The
Society of American Foresters recently drew up I casting of intelligent votes on Election Day is by
a programme for national forest research for the! preaching intelligent politics all the year round,
United States calling for an expenditure from all j or the years round might be the best way to put
sources of from nine to twelve million dollars per ■ it. In the heat of an election people who are par-
year, j tizans, which most of us are, will not listen to
"In Europe, forest research has been going on i reason and do not want to consider arguments,
for centuries, and much information is recorded I To do so might lead us to change our minds and
and available for our use in British Columbia. I none of us wish to change our minds when an elec-
But on the Pacific Coast research is a new under-1 tion is close upon us. The changing of minds has
taking. We have new species, a different climate, j to be done before an election is announced; it is
different sail and topography, all of which play I seldom done afterwards. To enhance political in-
an important role in forest production and bring telligence or mould the opinions of people tho
about special problems. We know, for instance, country must be sown knee deep with persuasive
that we can get an abundance of natural regener- literature, meetings must be held constantly and
ation in some cases but not in all. Why? This i all parts of the country reached, while the press
question is yet to be definitely answered. In the j must preach high ideals of life and citizenship,
single question of the number and quality of seed | This work must be done all the time, not only at
trees which should be left after logging opera-; election time
tions there is still much to be determined. Wei It really matters little what political party
must find out whether seed will carry satisfactory j gains an electoral victory at the polls when the
one-eighth, one-half, or one full mile, what char-, victory won is based on an appeal to intelligence,
acter of tree produces the greatest quantity of \ reason, and true patriotism. The mistake we have
seed and the most virile seed and whether conk j made in much of our political fighting in Canada
and such diseases are transmitted through seed.! has been to indulge in mud-slinging and to insti
"In one of our greatest needs—forest protec-, tute abuse for argument. That pleases the bigot,
tion from fire, many research problems need solu-: ed partizans at election times but it not only cuts
tion, as, for instance, the exact relation between I no ice with the intelligent voter; it freezes up hi,
atmospheric humidity and fire control." Mr. Cav-1 interest in politics. That is why the speaking
erhill quotes Col. W. B. Greely, until recently i tours of our two political leaders will do good,
chief of the United States Forest Service, in this i The Liberal citizen will accompany his Conserva-
connection as follows: "One of the most urgent1 tive neighbor to hear Mr. Bennett orate, while
needs is vigorous development of the best educa-1 the Conservative will sit along side his Liberal
tional methods designed to prevent man-made ; friend listening to the sweet accents of Mr. King,
forest fires. This must be backed by the build-; Afterwards they will discuss the problems of the
ing up and application of specialized knowledge ■ hour calmly and intelligently ami remain the best
through research of the causes and the most ef-1 of friends. Which is as it should be and is the
fective methods of control." ! very best thing for Canada; which is good politics.
"Chicken, suh," said the old Negro
sage, "ts the usefulest animal dens is.
You can eat deni before dey is born
and after dey is dade."
Charlie Dalton
The following shows how tho electors voted in the general election ot
1024 and In hy elections since that
llurdo, 11. J.  Ilnd.l      82S
McNauRhton,  ('.  A.   (P.P.)        782
Johnstone, J. (.'. (C.)      330
Herein, H. P.  (L.)      463
Armour, R. (P.P.)     3S0
Conway. E. J.  (C.) .:.     353
llrowne, P. A. (Lai).)   1.507
Fraser. II. M.  (I..)   1.324
.McLean, A. K.  tP-P)   L155
Sanderson.   T.   (O.)        071
Stoddart, D. A.   (r.P.)       «3
Vorston, J. M. (L.)      4«
Fraser, J. A.  CO.)       307
Barrow, E. I).  IL.)   L«0
By-Bleotlon August 20, 1924—
Oliver. Hon. John  (L.)   1.124
Houston, W. II.  IC.)       786
Bv-Eloetlnn. October 17. 1027
Macleod, J. A. (P.P.)  1.2S1
McPhee,   J.   J.    IC.)      1.007
Hucltliam,  .1.  A.   (L.)     Ml
Chisholm, A. 11. (0.)      204
Johnston, .1. S.   (P.P.)    .'•     195
Harrison, P. P. (Ind. L.)  1.261
Duncan, \V. (C.)      815
Byery-Clayton, O,  (P.P.)      703
Davie,  O.   F.   (C.)     1.246
Guthrie, S. (Lab.)   1.132
Duncan.   K.   F.   (P.P.)        870
Walk.'in, W. W.  IL.)      7S3
Wallinger, N. s. A. (C.)  1,326
Taylor  .1.   (L.)     1.062
I.lster.   F.   (C.)         870
Norcross,  J.   (L.)        4S3
Foster. Annie 11. (P.P.)       307
Paterson. A. McD. (L.)   1,077
MoLelon, A. W. (0.)  1.253
llerrv.   E.   L.   (P.P.)        633
Hugh.   W.   Und.   L.I         72
Catherwood, J. A. (('.)  1,259
Smith. Maxwell  (L.)   1.240
Smith.  II.  lt.   (P.P.)        935
Pooley, lt.  il.  (('.)   L2S0
Carlow, V it. (Li     625
Matbe on, it   P. (P.P.)      515
tackle?, A.  (ind.)      341
Uphill,   T.   ILah.)     1,002
Bonnel,  S.   if.)       851
McLean.  .1.   ID        641
I'urt Ooorgo
Perrv. II. ('..   (L)    1.08"
Burden, F P. »'.)  l,"M
Shearer.  .1.   A.   (P.P.)        206
Grand Forks.GroonWOOd
By-Eloetlon May 22. 1025—
Mci'beraon, D.  (L.)       906
Klllgslcin,   Ur.  ('. ('.   IC.)         S20
Gener.il Election, 1024—
MoKlo, .1. (deceoBed)  (C.)   750
Honnlger, E. C. (L.)   642
Atwood. t'. A. S. (P.P.)   331
Tlie Islands
Pock. ('. W. (C.i   583
Mcintosh. ,1. W, (P.P.)    581
Jackson,  M. 11.   (L.)     642
Colley.  .1.   it.   IL.I     1,212
Melghon, A. E. (C.)   007
Palmer, W. F. (P.P.)   720
Lenrv. C.  s.   (L.)       709
Threllteld. .1   .1. (P.P.)   600
Marshall. W. E. (C.)   384
Stirling. O. F. (Lab.)   260
Munn.   A.  B.   <L)     626
Paul.  N.  J.   (P.P.)                  622
Hoblnson. K. .1.  (C I    323
Manson. A. E. (L.I   742
McKay, D. C. (L.)    647
Leicester. 0. II   (P.P.)   401
Sloan, W. (L.)   L612
Pritchard. W. A. (Hoc.)   1,088
Ilusiiv, F. A. (C.)   642
Whiteside, A. M. (P.P.)   141
; McDonald, J. A.   (L.)   1,073
Borden. Dr. L. E. (C.)   1.050
General Election, 1924—
' Campbell, K. (L.)      902
McHardy, ('. F. (C.)     711
Turner. G.   (Lab.)       478
New Westminster
By-Bleotlon, August 25. 1927—
Gray,  A.   W.   (L.)     2,542
Welsh.  (.'.  A.   (C.)     1,617
General Election, 1924—
Rothwoll,  E. J.   (L.)    1.564
Santord, A. M. (C.)  1,310
Iliggins. It. C.  (Lab.)     693
Cassady. G. L. (P.P.)      591
North   Vancouver
llv-Election. September 24, 1924—
Arthur,  O.   Cochrane   (C.I     2,016
Macdonald, Kenneth C.   (L.)  .... 1,844
By-Blection, Juno 9, 1927—
Kennedy, W. F. (C.)   2,273
Macdonald, K. C. (L.)   1,951'
General Elections, 1924—
Macdonald, K. C. (L.)   1,362
Coltart.   n.   J.   (P.P.)     1.070
Howe. T. A. (C.)      007 ,
Ellison.   P.   (Ind.)        764 ,
Nnrt, hVancouver
Bryan, J. M.  (L.)   1.283 i
llanos.  G.  S.   (Ind.)      1.163 I
Cruise, 11. P. lt. (P.P.)   1,161 j
Deacon. W. S. (C.)      442 !
Orchard. J. (Lob.)        55 j
Manson. A. M. (L.)      502 I
, Shelford, A. (P.P.)     453!
Cocker. S. (C.)      208;
Prince Rupert
1 Patullo, T. D.  IL.)      020 1
Newton,   S.   M.   (C.I        665 |
MacKay. T. It. (P.P.)      208 |
Sutherland, W. H. (L.)   1.099
Hell, A. W.  (C.)       504
Humphrey, J. McC. IP.P.l 168
Richmond-Point Urey
Walkem, O. A. (P.P.)  2,141
Foster,   W,  W.   (C.)   	
McCraney, II   P.  (L.) 	
Sohoneld, J. H. (C.) 	
MacDonald, J. H. (L.)
Dlngwell. O. A. (P.P.)
Coventry, Hon. T. a. (C.)
Pauline, P. A.  (L.) 	
Miller, J. M. (P.P.) 	
Salmon Arm
llrulin, lt. W. (C.) 	
Warren, w. A. A. (P.P.)
Wilcox. F. E.  IL.) 	
McKenzie.  W.   A.   (C.)  	
Gregory. P.  W. (P.P.) 	
McOregor, /.elln M. (L) .
Wrlnch, II. 0.  (L.)   	
Dockrlll, B. M.  (P.P.) 	
Sargent. R, S.  (C.) 	
Hniltll  llknnnk'iin
Jones,  J. W.   (C.)   	
Utta, C. B.  (L.)	
I.vsons. II.  U.  D.   (P.P.)    ....
Logic. J. W. S.  (Lab.) 	
South  Vancouver
Neelands. II. H. (Lab.) 	
Corned. J. W. (C.) 	
Buckingham, w. J. (L.) 	
Nixon, J. (P.P.) 	
Vancouver City
Woodward,   C.   (L.)   	
Odium, v  w. (L.i 	
McRoo,  (".   (L.)   	
MacKenzie,  I.  A,   (L.)   	
Smith, Mary E.  (L.) 	
Creerv. A. McC. (P.P.) 	
McRae. A. I).   (P.P.)  	
McToggart, D. E. (P.P.) 	
Hall, Jessie c. (P.P.) 	
Farrls. .1, W, doB (L.) 	
Maitland. R. L.  (C.)  	
Rounseiell, F. W. (P.P.) 	
Bowser.   W.   3.   (C.)   	
Kirk. T. IL (C.) 	
Showier. O. O. B. I P.P.) 	
Scott, Emma W. (C.) 	
Howe.   S.   L.   (C.)   	
line.  P.  D.   (C)   	
Cottrell, W. H.  (Lab.)  	
Smith, Priscllla J.   (Lab.)  ...
Maclnnls, A.  (Lob.)  	
Dunn, W. (Lab.) 	
Morrison, E. H. (Lab.) 	
Harrington, J. D. (Soc.) 	
McEvoy, H. (Ind.) 	
Cussldy, R. (Ind. Con.) 	
Pelton. G. C. (Ind. Lab.) 	
Victoria City
Hayward,  R.   (C.)   	
Hinchliffo. J,  (C.) 	
Twlgg, H. D.  (C.)  	
Lyons. A.  (C.) 	
Ravnor, M. (L.) 	
Oliver. J. (L.) 	
Drake. S. J. (L.) 	
Clearibue.  J.  B.   (L.)   	
Woodward. E. S.  (P.P.) 	
Todd, A. E. (P.P.) 	
Smith, A. G. (P.P.) 	
Wright,  A.   (P.P.)   	
North, C.  R.  (Ind.)   	
Craves, Mary G.   (Lab.)  	
Hawthornwaite. J. H. (Lab.)
Pierce, W. E. (Lab,) 	
MacLean.   J,   D.   (L.)   	
McRae,   J.   (C.)   	
Fagan, J. S.  (P.P.)   	
. 7,222
. 6,314
. 6,078
. 5.897
. 6,762
. 5,613
. 3.281
. 760
. 276
.. 225
. 6,127
. 6.118
. 6,710
. 5,120
. 4,138
. 4,032
. 3.527
. 3,408
. 2,477
. 2,279
. 2,176
. 2,019
. 1,716
. 1,056
. 821
.    763
. 1.148
.    765
.. 1.855
... 083
...    912
... 920
...    824
.    771
.    794
...    535
... 2.000
... 1,318
... 340
. ' 125
... 1,071
.. 1,284
.. 1,141
... 692
. 10.011
... 9.77S
., 0,476
.. 9,261
.. 9,071
... 0,008
... 8,924
.. 8,749
.. 8.427
.. 8,417
.. 8,407
.. 7.818
.. 7,680
.. 7.437
.. 7,202
.. 7.260
Announces New Discovery
Artificial Teeth Can Be Made With.
ont Plate, Says Toronto Dentist
,Dr. F. w. Barbour, Toronto dentist,
announced a remarkable discovery in
which (also teeth are made to stay
in place by means ot suction called
"marginal retention." (or use on either the upper or lower Jaw. By this
the vulcanite plate (ormerly covering
the plate of those who had artificial
upper teeth and which used to Interfere with diction, and the sense nf
taste, will be done away with, relieving considerable discomfort to the
Whatever troubles Cain did have
'Neath  Eden's, sunny skies.
He never had a grandma
To bake lilm apple pie.
also a full line of
High Grade Chocolates
A. Henderson's
Dental Surgeon \ \ iJUngUgOrge Hotgij
I ! good service,  reasonable charges.!
Pastries that Please,
the Palate
V/hether it is just for your even-
ing dessert, a climax to the pic-i
ric, or something really elabov-j
ate for a party or banquet, you'll |
' find it most satisfying here.    ,
Mann's Bakery
"The Home of High Class Cakes and
Phone  18
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.o.     j j jCentrally Located!
•Fruito Jelly Powder
in Powdered Form—in 5oz. Packets
obtainable only at
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 Cumberland
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Supplying our City.   This is the object we have in view, anil
every month brings us nearer to our objective,   We are trying
our best to provide you with Groceries at Reasonable Cost, ami
the response has been Justifying.
Fels Naptha Soap, per carton. 80CJ 3 bars lor  250
White Wondner Soap. 4 bars for   25$
Sunlight Soap, per carton   2."i<*
Life Boy Soap. 3 bars   250
White Swan   Washing  Powder,  per pkg 28f
Royal Crown Washing Powder   28?
Rinso, 3 for B5o or large pkg  28o
Washing Soda, 6 Hi for 35q
Lux  Toilet  Soap.  3  for  25$
Lux  Flake  Soajv,   2  for     250
Robin Hood Rapid Oats {china)   430
Robin Hood Rapid Oats (plain)   !Wc
Quick  Quaker  Oats   (china)     4-?0
Quick Quaker Oats (plain)   ftttO
Quaker or Keloggs Corn Flakes, 2 for   250
Puffed Rice   per pkg   170
Puffed Wheat, per pkg  150.
Kelloggs   Pep,   per  pkg    170
Gold Dust, per pkg  !$8£
Grape  Nuts,  per pkg  17p
Shredded Wheat, or Muffets. per pkg  15?
Choice Bulk Tea per tb  650
Our Special Royal Purple Tea, per Iti  700
We can recommend this tea as being as good as higher
Priced Tea.   Keep your Coupons—enclosed—for
Valuable Gift
Nabob Tea. per tb   750
Malklns  Best Tea,  pe  rib     750
Fresh Ground Coffee (high grade), per lb   550
Malklns Best, Nabob and Blue Ribbon Coffee, per lb   700
Rowats Worcestershire Sauce, per bottle  350
Rowats Worchesterahlre Sauce, small, per bottle  250
Heinz Wore he a tors hi re Sauce, large, per bottle   450
Heinz Tomato Ketchup, per bottle   310
Clark's Tomato Catsup, per bottle   240
Libby's Tomato Catsup, per bottle  270
Rowat's Sweet Mixed Pickles, large bottle  650
Cumberland Supply
Buy it by the case for home use—phone in your order
—and we deliver.
Drinks of all Flavors
The Drink that quenches Thirst!
Suuawnoo jo auoiM
The CASH Store
Phone 155
Phone 155
You Can't
eat too much Jersey Ice Cream
It's The Ideal Food
At your favorite fountain or vendor
in bricks or bulk.
Don't Fail
to place that order
Loganberries are now at their best,
and your canning will not be complete
without a generous supply.
Call or 'phone your local grocer or
vendor for your needs.
The Comox Creamery Ass'n
Courtenay, B.C.
Phone 8
New Prices on
we make a special offer on
6  lb IRON complete with d» A  fTA
Iron, with Ironing Board     (J»f?  -| A
Pad and Cover  »4)U.1U
Ironing Board Pad and Cover (PI   A A
Purchased Alone  «P1-»"U
See Our Window
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a 1/2-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. 3
FRIDAY. JULY 13th. 192S
AH through the night they held one
another ln that pitiful euihruce. The
merciful darkness was about them;
they could not see each other's eyes,
each other's beloved features. Bui they
could hear, above the monotony ol ihe
feet that tramped beyond the whitlows
the beating of one another's heart.
Tbe hours slipped hy Into nothing-
ness, Into eternity. They knew tliut
terrible sense of futility—they learned that bitter lesson of the true lover
that flesh Is its own barrier; tliut never, could they come as close to one
another aa yearning bade they— strain
and claap and kiss—and always the
knowledge that they were separate entitles, two bewildered an dagoulzed
When they spoke it was brokenly
and In whispers. Sometimes quite irrelevantly, as when Paull said in a
curious and childish tone:—"That unknown violinist, I haven't heard him
pay—for several days. Where is he?
Why don't >we know?"
Carl answered her:—"Perhaps he's
"To war."
She pondered this a moment. She
whispered plteously:—"War? Oh his
poor hands!"
There was a silence between them.
Paull had great things in her heart
I to say to her husband, her lover. Mes-
! sages of courage, of truth, of loyalty.
Hui she could not utter them. They .
fluttered at her breast like the wings \
of caged birds and she could not release them Into speech. And always
she had the knowledge that the one
thing she longed to tell him must remain untold. How could she tell him
—now ?
I    The tramping of feet continued all
night long. Ui ght. left; right left—all
night long.   They seemed to weave u
1 rhythm that was more significant than
j the mere rhythm of the march.   They
i formed   ;i   Greek   chorus   to   Pauli's
I thoughts, they were the footsteps of
| Nemtals,  tha  padding  tread  of  fate.
They   marched   through   her   brain,
i heavy, heavy, unceasing.
j    It seemed to her that if they did not
stop she  would  go  mad.    She  took
! nnrl'd   lnnrl    In    1
Carl's hand in hers and covered her
ears with them; she lay her bead on
his breast, her pule, scented hair
scattered over his throat, across his
"1 must leave you"—
Over and over, at Intervals, the same
sentence. She thought ... .1 must
! remember every word. . . .1 must take
| every touch, every kiss, deep, into
memory.   I must be able afterward to
live every minute over again.   Yet she
know that she would not be able to
 that she would look back on
that night—dark, secret .intense—and
I that it would be a blur to her. a tangle of passion and terror, seen through
the distortion of tears.
The night passed. Toward morning
i they fell into a troubled sleep; they
! who had sworn not to sleep. Pauli
awoke first, she thought . . . What is
it? What is threatening me? What
have I to dread? Then in her half
conscious condition, between waking
and sleeping she heard the sound of
marching feet she had slept,
but they were unsleeping.
She roused Carl. She leaned over
him pitying and tender.   She thought
 I'm glad  I  awoke  before he
did: glad   he   needn't   wake
alone to—this.   Then her heart said
clearly he'll wake, alone, for,
ninny  nights. . . . alone   and   distant, j
She closed her eyes.   Then she kissed him.   She called, quite clearly and
steadily: —
"It's time, dearest."
Carl awoke, turning over on his side
i He said, with the drowsy, boyish cross-
' ness that she loved In him: —
"Nonsense it's   earlyj . why
did you? Pauli!"
She saw his face change from the Innocence of sleep to the knowledge of
waking. She saw bis eyes. She put
out her arms and li.id his face against
her breast. She touched his hair with
her light, caressing hand. She said,
"Hush, hush." as one says to a child.
She felt him close vrhile the tramping
feet went by and he remembered.
After a while he said:—
"All right."
He dressed. They moved about the
room in silence. Pauli, a heavy bathrobe over her nightgown, her hair in
a long braid, curling at the ends, slipped out into the kitchen, brought him
bot coffee and rolls, stood over him
while he made a choked pretence of
eating. It was beginning to get light.
The wan gray beyond the windows
was paling, brightening.
Presently Carl pushed the cup away
from him as he sat at the centre table
In the living room. Paull stood at
tbe window. Carl's eyes were on tho
fatigue cap which lay before him. The
shoulders in the uniform drooped.
Pauli turned from the window. She
said, very simply, a herald of disaster,
a herald of unpltylng dawn:—
"Oh—my God!"
Pauii asked, not turning:—
"What time (s it?"
Curl got up. He moved as an old
man moves. He went over to the single lamp glanced at his wrist watch,
and   said: —
"Just five."
The tramping feet went on. Pauli
cried out in sudden hysteria: —
"And shut those doors—I—I"	
Carl closed the doors between the
bedroom and the living room. He eald:
"I'm sorry .... I know. .   .1 for
got when I went in for my"—he look
ed toward the cap on the table. He
added:—"We have fifteen minuteB."
| She came toward hfm, her hands
lay at her side. She commented, in a
voice of dull amazement.
"Fifteen minutes? But a moment
ago it was an hour. Time goes quickly."
"This last night together,' Carl reminded  her.
"No, no, to Isn't the last night. Don't
say that.   What a horrible word—last
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WHAT does the future of British Columbia hold for us? Were we
wise in putting our Life's effort, our brawn, our brains, our
money, into this Province? Were we, and those hardy pioneers who
wrested this vast domain from the wilderness, mistaken in the belief
that this, indeed, was the "land of opportunity?"
Let us sum up thc achievements of the past ten years.
Let us look the situation squarely in the face nnd see
whether or not our efforts have been fruitful, und our
faith in British Columbia und her potentialities justified.
The development of our natural resources has centred
the eyes of thc world on British Columbia, und has
attracted thousands tu our province. Today we have a
population of 617,000. Thc lust census showed only
392,480. Today wc have an invested capital in Industries
and commerce of 1,837 million dollars. Ten years ago
it was only 6.50 million. Wc have harnessed more of our
nighty watercourses. Today they arc delivering 4M),Mi2
II.P., us compared with 231,700 II.P. ten ycurs ago, and
we still have millions available!
Industrial production totalled $1,955,436,616 In 1926.
In 1916, $807,119,736. Our payrolls have grown from 78
million to 175 million dollars annually, giving each
Industrial worker thc greatest Individual buying power
of any in the Dominion,
Our commerce has increased from 43 million tons,
carried by 51,104 ships In 1916, to 83 million tons and
95,000 ships. Today we control 17'; of Canada's entire
export trade. Thc value of ores taken from our mountains
has steadily mounted. In the last ten years from 42
million dollars to 67 millions . . , 59''; increase . . . yet
our mineral resources have only been scratched within
the transportation area! Our fisheries produced 27
million dollars in 1926; 14 million in 1916; and our main
Industry, lumbering, has risen In the same period from
42 million to 84 million dollars . ., 139% Increase!
While we are not usually looked upon as an agricultural province, yet we produced no less than 17
million dollars worth of farm products In 1926* as compared with 32 million ten years ago. Our total agricultural
wealth is estimated at 300 million dollars.
Our school population has Increased during the past
ten years from 64,570 to 101,688; schools by 31%; teachers
by 71';;. Construction grew from $2,800,000 in 1916 to
the amazing figure of $27,300,000 In 1926; while during
the same period we added no less than five thousand
miles to the then existing 26,000 miles of roads and
trails. Today the value of our bridges alone Is $8,848,0001
Seriously studying this ten years' record, can we
ever question for a moment the wisdom of our choice
of British Columbia as the scene of our life's work.
Can we ever doubt our faith?
Most emphatically NO! For these phenomenal
achievements speak in no mean terms of that which may
be accomplished under sane legislation, when effort
Is sincere, when there Is unity of purpose and faith,
to move mountains.
With confidence unbounded we can all put our
shoulder to the wheel of the next decade and roll up
another record which will reflect still greater fame on
our fair province, and create even greater prosperity
for its Industries, its communities, Its Individuals,
Read these announcements and understand your province's
progress . . . dip them out and send them to friends. If you
desire extra copies of these announcements a note to this
newspaper will bring them. Advertise your Province!
It is only for a little while. Carl. Carl
do you remember?"
He took her in his arms. He remembered—their wedding night. He kissed
her forehead, her lips, and said:—
"I remember. It was kind of your
father to leave ua alone this morning.
Last night it was hard saying good-
by to him."
j Paul! nodded. She raised her head:
looked through the window across the
court.   She sighed.
Mitzi's  light is st'll  burning.    All
night I suppose.    Poor little Mitzi!"
Car was silent for a minute.   Then
he said: —
"Yes—poor Bruce. I wonder if I'll
ever see him again. Paull.Pauli—if
we should meet out there?"
"Don't!" she cried sharply.
;    He felt her limp in bis arms.    He
1 put her in a chair by the window;
1 stood beside her.   He began to speak
slowly, with an obvious effort: —
"Pauli. I want to tell you some-1
In the pale dawnlight she saw his i
face quivering; his eyes as if they had
looked   on   horror.      She   implored
again putting out one hand, as If to j
ward off something hideous.
"But I must." he told her, with j
something of sterness. "Can't vou see
that I must? That you must have all
, of me. That I must share it with you?
j Paull, when—when Bruce was hurt
, there it made me ill. I tell you—ill.
j Blood always does.    When  1  was n
j boy I"	
His voice died away. He clenched
i and unclenched his hands. She stared
I Into his eyes. She knew what be was
{ seeing back of those eyes. 1,lnnd -
1 men—mangled men and blood. She
; said very very quickly: —
"I  understand,  but  you're  a  man
j now, Carl."
j    "Am I?"
1 His uestion came to her clearly,
j The hopeless drop of the voice, She
j looked at him sharply. She listened
j and heard him say: —
"I—oh, you must know it, Paull—
j I'm not a Boldier. This isn't my work
I She reached up, took bis band as he
I stood beside her and held it to ber
j cheek ln one of those immemorial
j gestures of wives and mothers. No,
lit wasn't bis job! She understood.
But be had to go through with it. Even
though his body shrank from horrors
his mind from unknown terrors. And
he'd be all the braver for going
through with it with fear at his heels.
Men who were fearless weren't the
real heroes. And Carl was brave.
Brave and strong enough to go ou
with his work in the face of failure
and mockery; strong and brave
enough to have been willing to sacrifice his human love for the love of an
Ideal. She knew him! He was hers.
And she could help him over this bad
hour, She thought—I wonder how
many women are helping their mun
over just such a time—here and In
France, in Germany, in England, in
little Serbia, Belgium?"
She still held his band to her cheek.
She said deeply: —
"Hush—try not to think."
The living flame in his soul leaped
up, made Its unanswerable demand:—
"What will become of my work?"
asked Carl Behrend.
She kissed the hand. The hand that
had written all those fine, stirring
things. The dear right band. She
"When you come back"	
But he was no longer listening. His
heart was questioning now, the fire
at his heurt's core, the heart that loved her. His voice sharpened. He
i asked:—
I    "What will become of—you?"
1    She smiled now.   Answered clearly
"I shall be waiting'	
After a moment be questioned stum
bling  over  the  simple  and   terribe
"And if I dont—come back?"
"I filial be waiting." said Paull.
A little pause fell upon them.   She
"What time is It?"
"Ten after"—
"No, it can't be! Is your watch
right? Are you sure? Ah, Carl, I'm
He sat down on the arm of her
chair and put bis arm about her.
Pauli looked out of the window.
"There's another light now,' 'she
told him. "Light everywhere—women
everywhere.    Other   women's   men—
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j        Barrister, Solicitor,
j Notary Public
j Main Office
j Courtenay             Phone 258
! Local  Offlce
; Cumberland Hotel in Evenings.
j Telephone   116R   or   2'.
j going.   Carl your hands are cold."
j    She took them,  held  them to her
warm breast, close to tbe satin skin.
She murmured, as a mother to a child:
"There—there—let me warm them."
"You can't!" he told  her abruptly.
"It's because— I'm afraid."
Pauli felt her nerves snapping under the strain. She thought—must ft
be said between us? How can I meet
it—for him? She felt her voice harsh
in her throat as she answered:—
"No—dont say that."
He slipped from the arm of her
chair, knell down before her knees.
He looked up. young, pale as ashes,
pnly tbe eyes living. His lips shook
He tried to steady them--his trying'
was pitiful to her.
".Paull, I canl help it- I'm afraid
afraid I tell you. Father was right
I'h afraid of everything—of shadows
—of myself—of—war. God what a
coward I am!"
She took his dear bead between her
palms,   She looked down directly in-
j to his eyes.   She told him urgently:-
"Yes—I'm—afraid of being afraid"-
j     Her eyes held him.    She said, pro-
1 roundly:--
I    "No, Carl, you are not."
You don't know—how ran you? Listen!—when I was doing my service—
Backs—stuffed—and we—with our bayonets—pressed—you could feel them
--going In—piercin. 1 bad to. I—
and now-men—not sacks any longer
—men. Pauli. men like myself. Other
women's men. I can't. I tell you—I
She understood. She longed to say
it--I understand—I understand. But
she set her lips aud her words, two
little words only, were bard as iron,
sharp as arrows —
"You  must."
"I can't—Pin afraid— I can't kill
people- J can't ante anyone—not
really-I've tried! Bruce—all blood!
I shall see thousands like that—worse
—bootly arms and beads—Worses ripped open! Men stabbed and torn and
blown ■ „ bits—kill or he killed! I
can't—I won't—I—PI  run away"—
She had him closer.    Her voice was '
soft now. but  unyielding, immeasur-
ably sad.
"No Carl"  -.
"Yes—yes—it  would  be better now
"No. You won't run. Not now. Nor
at any time. Never, You'll be brave."
Her eyes still held hfm. He. wfth
his artists sensitivity, his imagination
had been seeing—unspeakable things
anticipating, loathing. And she, too
bad seen them, through bis eyes, in
his eyes.
Carl got to his feet. Put her hand
on his arm. Her eyes called to him
"Steady steady." Her voice commanded:—
"Yes. For me—to come back to
For an Instant it seemed as if be
must thrust her away—must shut out
from his sight her shining eyes, her
believing eyes—must run—run—hide
—as an animal hides in n blind, instinctive, ignoble panic. All the foundations of bis life were breaking aroud
him. beneath him, He tried once more
to reach her to appeal: —
I can't. Yon don't understand.
What's the use of lying to you? I'm a
coward] 1 can't go! I'm afraid—I'm
horribly   horribly -afraid!"
He flung up his hand, the backs of
of them to bis eyes—her grasp of lite
irm was shaken loose. But she stood
there. Believing. Knowing hini so
much better than lie knew himself.
Her heart cried out to him—no. no—i
of such stuff the real heroes arc made!
—you'll win through—I know you!
But   she  said   it  differently,    She
"I love you!"
He straightened. Stared at her. A
footstep sounded dimly, then loudly.
Jan came in trom the inside ball. The
light was in buck of him, shone ou his
altered] face, a set face, the boyishness
wiped out—shone too. on his uniform.'
Jan saluted. Spoke crisply:—
Carl's hand went up mechanically
He asked:—
"Time!" said Jan.
Carl's heels clicked together.    His
face froze Into military mould.    He
ordered, briefly:—
"Go ahead."
Jan  went through the door.  There
were   voices  outside   In   tbe   common
corridors.   Mitzi's voice.    Fritz Wlnk-
leman's.   Carl picked up bis cap and
crossed over to Pauli.   He put out bis
arms, took ber to his heart.    He said
almost casually, so great was his restraint:—
"Goodbye, Paull."
"Goodbye.'' she answered.
Holding her  there  he  added.  "And
—don't worry about me."
She understood. Hv'<\ win through
She'd always known It. Tbe night.
had passed. The dark night Of an-
llpatlon, The morning had come,
Of realization. Of facing things. Of
biting on the bullet. In a way. for
Carl, the worst was over now.   There
was no turning back: he'd go—ahead.
"No," she told him, "I'll not worry."
As  be  let  her  go  and  turned  to
the door she caught back a scream.
Oh,  to have  him  go—like that—not
k i owing— not knowing.    She called
his name, urgently.   He turned back,
looked at her.
"It's nothing," she said, strong a-
gain. "1 don't want you to worry about
me either."
The voices in the hall grew more
confusing.   Fritz was calling for Carl
and   his   wife's   clear,   shaken   voice
spoke liis name, over and over, "Fritil
"Carl," Fritz asked, "Ready!"
Carl's atiswer reached the outsiders.
"Heady!" he suid, "Ready!"
He was gone.   Paulf stood there a
minute, listening to bis voice speaking
to   Mityi—to   Mitzi's   sobs.    She  sat
down in the chair by tbe window. Her
eyes were dry.   She thought, dully, If
only I could cry.    Perhaps it woud
be  better—perhaps.
Mltzi came In. Her pretty little features were swollen with crying—a-
raoat past recognition. She went over
to Paull.   ■
They're gone." she said in a voice
of dim astonishment, "almost without
warning." She paused and added,
"We may never see them again—never
Paulf -Poor Paulf. I—have a child!"
Paull's hand closed, opened aga.nl
Her mouth twitched. She thought.
I should have told him? Was It his
right to know? Maybe he will never
know now?
"You've got to face everything alone." Mitzi told her, "Ah, poor Paull."
Paul! looked straight ahead of her.
Her face was quiet now. Her eyes
were brilliant. She was inscrutable,
the symbol of womanhood. Her body
bore Carl's child. Her blood fed It.
She was sfent. wondering.
Mitzi   looked  at  her and  thought,
abruptly—Kurt?   If anything happens
She cried out:—"Pauli! Poor little
Kurt—to grow up without a father!
■ never realized! Oh, Paulf!"
' She fell on her knees beside the
chair and she laid her head on the
other woman's lap. Pauli's hand
went up. She stroked tbe thick hair
mechanically. She did rrot speak.
She scarcely knew that Mltzi knelt
there.    She thought.
Yes—to grow up without a father-
Carl's child.
Carl had gone yet the motions ot
life weut on for Paul! in the flat on
the Hagngasse. Incredible that she
still lived, ate, breathed, slept—ln-
crcdlble that she could talk and smile
and even laugh a little at the efforts
of her father and Baruska to cheer
her, to bring to ber attention the little
comic hnppenfngs of everyday, the installed repetitious of those familiar,
small jests that appertain to a famly,
to every family.
The day following Carl's departure
she saw Bruce Gordon for an hour.
He had come to collect his belongings
to take his leave. He saw professor
Arndt alone, fn his study. What passed between the two frfends no one
knew . He saw Pauli alone, in the
living room, every object of which was
known to him.
They did not speak of tbe last time
they had seen each other, although
Bruce's hand and wrist, not yet healed testified mutely to those moments
of stark and brutal hatred. They spoke
if Carl, quietly, wistfully. Once Bruce
safd:—"If only I might have seen hfm
Continued Next Week
There is only one thing to he said
in favor of patrol wagons. You don't
have to keep watching the meter to
see bow much the ride will cost you.
Vacation  Time
in here again, with its call In the Great Outdoors. In
the course of the next few weeks, thousands of people
will forsake the cities to seek test and recreation by
lake and stream and in the depths of Ihe cool green
This is the month of July when the Fire Hazard is at
its height. ..He rigidly careful wilh Fire. Get your
camp fire permit; have it always with you and follow
its simple instruction. The consciousness of doing
your part to Protect thc Forests will add materially
to your enjoyment of them.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed Crown
lands may bu pre-empted by British
subjects over IS years of age and by
aliens on declaring intention to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation and Improvement for agriculture purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions Is given
in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series, "How to
Pre-empt Land," copies of which can
lie obtained free of charge by addressing the Department of Lands, Victor-
fa, B.C., or to any Government Agent
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes and which is not timbered,
carrying over 5,000 board feet per
acre west of tho Coaat Hango and 8,000
feet per acre east of that Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are to
he addressed to the Land Clmmlsslon-
er of the Land Recording Division, in
which the land applied for Is situated,
and uro made on printed forms, copies
of which can he obtained from the
Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must ho occupied for
live years and improvements made to
value of ?Hi per acre, Including clearing and cultivating at least Ave acres,
before Crown Grant can bo recoived.
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved Crown
lands, not being timber land, for agricultural purposes; minimum price of
first class (arable) land Is 3r> per acre,
and second class (grazing) land, $2.50
per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease of Crown lands
Is given in Bulletin No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and Lease of Crown
Mill factory or Industrial sites on
timber laud, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of stumpage
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
olrtatned after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and land
has boon surveyed.
For grazing and industrial purposes
areas not exceeding 640 acres may be
leased  by one person  or a company.
Under the Grazing Act the Province
is divided into grazing districts and
the rnngo administered under a erasing Commission. Annual grazfng permits nre Issued based on numbers
ranged, priority being given to established owners. Stock-owners may
form associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits
are available for settlors, campers and
travellers, up to ton head. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY. JULY 13th.  1928
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Question concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 1S4 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered. Questions as to diagnosis and treatment will not be answered.
During the .summer vacation, when
school Is closed, there is a tendency
to change the usual routine of lifp
thai is followed during the school
term. The idea Is a good one fn a
general way, because the change gives
u sense of holiday freedom which is
good for everyone, including the children,
Holidays tire given with the Idea
thai a rest for the body and mind Is
a good thing. The best work Is done
after  periods  of rest and  relaxation.
Stern measures have been
adopted by Police for dealing wilh motorists who drive
with faulty brakes. A stiff
fine may not bother you, but
a serious accident to, your
self or someone else will
drive home how important
it is to have good brakes.
Reline your Brakes with
genuine Kaybestos Brake
Lining and dri ve in any
weather with a care-free
mind. You are sure then of
quick, safe stopping any
time, anyplace.
Harling & Ledingham
by publish the names of the Agents
of the several eundldnlos who arc
nominated to contest the Electoral
District of Comox. for tbe Legislative
Assembly for the Province of British
Agent for William Law, Mr. A. D
MacDonald, Granite Bay, B.C., FiBh-
Agent for George Kerr MacNaughton, Mr. D. R. MacDonald, Cumberland.
Agent for John William McKenzle,
Jr.. Mr. Paul P. Harrison, Barrister,
Courtenay. B.C.
Cumberland. B.C., dated June 27th,
Returning Officer,
26-28 Comox Electoral District.
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Agent in Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
In order thai school children may receive the greatest benefit from their
summer vacation, it is necessary that
parents realize that sufficient rest is
essential, lt Is not a kindness to allow children to stay up late at night.
Sleeping late in the morning does not
make up for staying up late hi tbg
Tbe necssury hours of sleep with
Windows open, are:-
ol' Slet'li
6- Ii
6- !>
1" Vi
Children who have plenty of sleep,
who play out of doors, who drink
plenty of milk, and who eat fresh
fruits and vegetables are the ones
who grow up strong and well.
Children who are not physically
strong, who are not gaining regularly
in weight, need extra rest, and they
should lie down for one hour at least
after the noon  meal.
Summer Diarrhoea
Every year there octirs an appalling number of deaths from diarrhoeas
In Canaoa, in the year 1926, there occurred 4,31-1 deaths of infants under
one year of age as a result of this
The best and surest protection
against such a condition is breastfeeding. Wherever such deaths are Investigated, it is found that most of the
cases occur amongst infants who are
artificially fed. There are many other good reasons why Infants should
be fed on natural food, but the one
reason that il protects against diarrhoeas is sufficient to make every
mother realize her duty til this matter.
The baby who is so unfortunate as
to he deprived of bis natural food
must receive every care. He should
be under tlie regular supervision of
the family physician. He should be
fed according to the physician's instructions and no change should lie
made in his feedings unless they are
ordered hy the physician.
The baby must be dressed according
to the temperature, not the time of
year, in order to protect him from
sudden changes of temperature against
which he must be safeguarded.
Diarrhoea in a young child is a very
serious condition. When it occurs,
the family physician should be called
at once. Thinking that tbe diarrhoea
was caused by teething or some other
condition has been responsible for delays in securing prompt treatment.
Such delays may cost the baby bis
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
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Visit Jasper National Park and
Prince Rupert. Combined rail and
teamship vacation tour (side trip
to Anyox and Stewart may be included). Stop at Jasper Park Lodge,
golf, tennis, boating, swimming, mountain climbing, biking, dancing, radio,
motion  pictures.
A wonderful opportunity to become
acquainted with your own province.
For full particulars apply E. W,
Dickie. Agent, Canadian National Rlys.
Cumberland. B.C., telephone 35.
About the only thing that Diaterine
cannot do. judging from the advertls-
ments, is to cure a skunk of halitosis.
The Editor.
Dear Sir:-
No doubt Dr. .McLean convinced a
number of people of a number of
things, but of one thing only, were
some of us convinced. That Dr. McLean is a born politician. This thought
was suggested by his gift for quoting
from the speeches of members of tho
opposition and quoting only as much
as suited bis needs. A speech half
quoted is not the same as a fully-
quoted speech; and leaves on the
mind a very different Impression.
The most ghastly thing that Dr.
McLean can say about Dr. Tolmle.
is, that Dr. Tolmie is new to the
game of Provincial politics . We then,
knew without doubt that Dr. McLean
was a born politician, born In .Legislative Assembly Hall and has carried
n ever since. He could never have
been new to politics,
The Conservatives have been found
guilty of passing and endorsing u resolution for the Maternity Benefits
Has the Liberal Government ever
suggested such a .bit of legislation.
let alone endorsing It? Though l)r.
McLean thinks it a very fine thing
With every province in Canada except B.C. against the Old Age Pensions Act. as It now stands, Is It not
time Tor tbe electors of British Columbia to question why? Dr. Tolmie
believes in the principle—why does
he not consider it workable? Bo-
cause, for tbe few short years, at best,
that a man is privileged to receive
his twenty dollars, he must at his
death, agree to turn over his -property
to the government and leave his dependents penniless. An old man
would feel more comfortable in a
home, his children then might keep a
roof over their beads at  his death.
For one thing we would like to
commend the Liberal Party that is
their noble self restraint in not dealing In personalities, Had they done
so in this riding, the bouquets banded out to the Conservative candidate
would have won him tbe vote of every
elector, to a man. A few flowers
might also have blown Into the pathway of Dr. Tolmie. We agree that
mud-slinging is despicable, but, where
is the mud?
Though strongly denying that the
Liberal worker has the preference
with the liberal party, Dr. .McLean
shows that tbe Liberal worker at Victoria is the only one that will find
favour at all at Ottawa. Is It not
careless, while firmly denying party
machinery, to expose its mechanism?
According to our Liberal candidate,
the Conservatives during their four
years in power, spent nine million
dollars in cash, went and went into
debt for another four millions. Spending at tbe rate of three aud one quarter million dollars a year. The candidate then announced that figures were
rdy—he found them too dry to enlighten the people of the Increase in
that debt since the Liberals took
control. According to tbe Liberals'
conservative estimate they have gone
Into debt at the rate of about four
millions a year . According to the
Conservatives* liberal estimate, the
Liberals have become indebted at tbe
rate of nearly eight millions per year.
Referring with pride to the number
of jails that have been closed- -Dr.
McLean did not state that this was
due to Inadequate policing. His government  preferred  thai, rather than
tax us for bousing the criminal, that
the latter be left at large to hold us
up on bis own. The trouble with this
sjstem Is that we never know when
or for bow much we will be held up.
We felt this speech of Dr. McLean's
to be one of strength and inspiration.
He spoke with the confidence of one
who finds himself standing on sinking
ground, and sees on way to terra firma
He covered his weakness In a cloak of
pride. For every bit of legislation
worth mentioning, be is proud, very
proud indeed. Why so inordinately
proud of doing his duty? Surely we
are not sending our members to a
"rest home" tn which to twiddle their
thumbs. Dr. McLean had better beware. "Pride goeth before a fall."
You've   done   your  best   (?)
Proud party In power,
So take a real
Propltious's the hour.
You run the risk
Of the public's ire;
So "get a flske
It's time to retire."
Kditor of tbe Islander,
Cumberland,   B.C.
Killing; Song Birds.
F. H. Wilson, who lives on the B.X.
Ranch near Vernon, saw an old Crow
feeding its young—LIVE YOUNG
HONG BIRDS. He shot, the Crow and
It vomltled out the young bird, Tnis
was on June 22nd. 1928.
One of the greatest authorities on
Birds in America, states that Magpies
will pick out tbe eyes of the young
song birds, and the Magpies destroy
a large percentage of Game Birds.
If one crow destroys 29 lnstectiv-
oroua Birds a year, how many Insects
would thc instectivorous Birds kill If
the Crow hadn't killed them first?
Vernon, B.C.
In Northeastern British Columbia generally, and in the Portland Canal
Banditry In Mexico
Respecting  business  conditions  in
Mexico,  Mr.   Hodgson   observed   that
there was plenty  of foreign  capital
for   investment   in   that   republic  in
I district  where freedom existed from
| bandits.    Mexico,  in   large  sections,'
(however, was  infested  with  bandits,!
j and in the interior mining had prac-
j tically ceased owing to banditry. The
government  was   not   primarily   responsible,  but the  struggle  between
the church and the state was to be
blamed for tbe condition.    People in
Canada, In dealing with the churc'i
question In Mexico, should remember
that   the   Catholic   priests   in   many
parts of the country had the outlook
of the sixteenth century and not the
twentieth century.    He charged that
renegade priests were giving encouragement to the bandits and associating with them.
The government was attempting to
tackle this problem of banditry hy
agricultural and industrial education,
hy weaning away the people from laziness to Industry, because, owing lo
the fertility of much of the soil, habits
of indolence were naturally encouraged. Mr. Hodgson gave it as his
opinion that he did not expect stable,
settled government throughout Mexico for a generation.
Union Hotel
Cumberland, 11. C.
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
R. YATES, Proprietor
Phone 15 Phone IS
Mr. E. Hodgson
Returns To B.C.
Mr, Edward Hodgson, locator of;
the Extension coal field for the Dunsmuir Interests, and well known in,
mining circles, has returned to Brit- j
isb Columbia after several years' absence in California, Mexico and Cen-J
tral America, studying thc geological I
formations with regard to oil. j
IIiih Secured Concessions
ln the course of a chat with the'
Colonist yesterday he said he had |
secured two large concessions in,
Mexico one on the West coast, and
the other in Baja, California. He i
explained that be had to check up
hi some geological work completed!
in Saskatchewan and Alberta with I
reference to oil, and, when this had]
been done. Il was prposed to start i
operations on the concessions ns
quickly as the security of land titles I
had been  obtained.
Mr.  Hodgson  declared further be
Intended  to  investigate some of tho
wells producing gas In Southern Alberta, and also had in view attention
to   mining   properties   within   thirty
miles of Victoria, which might be developed on a paying basis.
j    He remarked In answer to a question, that a great deal of American
i capital   was   awaiting investment  in
] British  Columbia, especially interest
; being tnken In tbe Peace River area.
| part of which was in this Province,
I  (^iirberlaiid
j Commercial
; Headquarter*
Raalonahla ;
Kooms Steam Heated
Any persona having claims against
the estate ot the late Mrs. Janle Maxwell, who died at the City ot Cumberland on the 21st day of June, 1928,
are requested to lodge the same, with
particulars thereof, with the undersigned in or before the 20th of July,
1928, after which date no claims
against the said estate will he considered.
Solicitor for Executor.
27-28 Courtenay, B.C.
puts fifty
telephones out
of order
FlftH telephones were put
out of order In Vancouver on
June IS as the result of stray
particles of eelctrfo current
outing holes ln the metal
sheath that encloses « 50-pair
underground cable—an action
known technical]!) aa electrolysis. The holes permitted
moisture, the deadly enemy
of telephone circuits, to enter
the cable, causing acessatlon
of service on the Une affected.
The trouble necessitated
the replacement of 200 feet
of cable. Thanks to speedy
work by our repairmen,
telephone service was re>
stored the same day the
trouble occurred.
A girl I hate is Elsie Reddltt;
To ench remark she adds "you Beddlt"
Orders loft at the Ritz Cafe, Telephone 150
Cumberland, will receive prompt attention
Courtenay 226
Cumberland, 150
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
■ ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
j Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
1 prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
• Storage if desired.
Public Meeting
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. G.
July 16th       at 8 p.m.
Conservative Candidate for Comox Riding
Farmer of Vanderhoof
Mr. F. G. T. LUCAS
of Vancouver
Everybody Welcome
It's Time for a Change
For the Warm Days ♦ * j
Hatchways Underwear—No Buttons to bother about, :
.iust the desired garment for these days price $1.50 \
per suit, sizes from 34 to 44. :
No Button Underwear—Forsyth's no button Combina- i
tions gives good wear, per suit $1.00. •
Boys' Merino Combinations—a good assortment for ■
the Boys, most sizes at 89c per suit. :
Men's Bathing Suits—All wool, Penmans make, guar- :
anteed, $2.95 to $3.95. ■
_      Ladies' Bathing Suits—A good selection of the newest •
•      in Ladies' Bath Suits, see our .election. !
Boys' and Girls' All Wool Bathing Suits—A good var- :
iety to choose from at popular prices.
Ladies' Voile Dresses—Several nice designs, and a fair •
assortment of colors, prices $2.95 and $3.95.
Ladies Spun Silk Dresses—In a variety of colorings, ■
price $3.50 each. :
Ladies' Summer Undervests—In white and pink. Price :
35c or 3 for $1.00. ■
For a good assortment of the leading lines in Ladies' :
Underwear, ask to see some of our new numbers. :
Keep Cool!
Summer Drinks
Lemonade Powder, Per tin   25?
Lime Juice Cordial, quarts, each  50?
C. & B. Lemoncup, Orangecup and Limecup 40?
or 2 for 75?
Hire's Ginger Beer, Root Beer and Ginger Ale Extracts
Swat the Fly •
Fly Tox   1 Fly Tox Sprayer @ 50c; lBottle of Fly
Deal     Tox, large; Value $1.25. <j»-|   A A
Fly Pads 3 for 10?
Rubber Fly Swats, long handle, each 25?
Full stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Bing Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Pineapples
Cantelopes, Water Melon, Bananas, Oranges, Lemons,
and Grape Fruit, etc.
New Spuds, Fresh Green Peas, Tomatoes, New Carrots
Turnips, Green Onions, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower
and Onions, etc,
"Leave Your Order Now"
Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th
You get that thrill
that comes once
in a life time:
when you
Comedy and
News Reel
Monday and Tuesday, July 16th, 17th
The last episode of "Haunted Island" will be shown next Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 18th and 19th
When police chief meets
fire chief-you'll Laugh
umtil you cry!
Even a wetter burg than Rome would have gOne
up in smoke while the Fire Department and the
Police Department argued over who SHOULDN'T
save the town old-maid. Here's a laugh conflagration that will burn up your blues!
On Wednesday evening the results of the Poll will
be given as soon as they are received at the Theatre
Next Friday and Saturday
Baa\ to God's Country—-
to the valley of peace and plenty—to love and repose and
sunshine and leisure—that was her dream and his—
BUT—Fate snapped the whip and the yellow fangs of lust
and desire reached out to strike her—
It's a burning, gripping, searing story of one woman's
courageous battle against terrible. circumstance, seething
passion and the angry elements—a gorgeous, dramatic
panorama of frozen wastelands of the snow-country!
James Oliver Curwood's Greatest Story
Tlie very gratifying results of the
examinations held on June 29th by
the Associated Hoards of the Royal
Academy and tlie Royal College of
.Music ranie to hand during the week
and Mrs. L. H. Finch is to be congratulated on tho success of all those of
her pupils who took the examinations.
The results ns announced are as follows:
Pianoforte—Sheila Conway, Higher
Division; Audrey Phillips and William
Kerr MacNaughton, Elementary Division; AUl|rey DcCoucr and Robelrt
rnorburn,   Primary  Division
Theory of Muslc-Shela Conway,
i IvhIou 2; Audrey Phillips and Madge
Bryan, Division 1.
Mr. Flndlay MacKinnon arrived In
Cumborland on Saturday last from
Cowlcuan Lake where he has been
working with the forest survey M
present the survey party |9 working
'". '"' '■ «'elch & stowart logged
"if land determining the growth of
young trees  since  1924,
Printing in Cumberland
Upper rtfht—A gmtrn) view rf the v«*el lookinit »ft. Upper left—An i
with IU luxurioui decoration* Lw«r—"The Dochcw of Bedford u she «ppe»
Inset—C«Pt.   '*■  Blbbona,  rommtnder  of  the "Duchese  or  Bedford.
it'll  commit up t
pROOF that the St. Lawrence route is rapidly increasing in popularity and that an era of continued prosperity is predicted for her ports, is shown
by the addition of four new cabin class liners of the
new "Duchess" type to the Atlantic fleet of thu
Canadian Pacific.
The Duchess of Bedford, leader of this quartette
of the largest liners to Montreal, arrived in that port
at 8.43 p.m. June 8th. having completed her maiden
voyage in exactly seven days afttir leaving Liverpool.
The liner is over 20,000 tons gross register, is oil
burn':.;:, -vo-funnelled, and measures GOO feet in
length and 75 feet in width. She, will carry Cabin
Class. Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class passengers. In each utasfl broad deck space is available,
and accommodation is far superior to more expensive
quarters on Atlantic liners of not long ago. The three
sister ships of the Duchess of Bedford, now under
construction in the shipbuilding yards of the Clyde,
are the Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Cornwall, and
Duch^si of Richmond.
The discoveries of radio engineers have aided in
irp'-Mi" the Duchess of Bedford an outstanding marine   personality.     For   instance,   while   the   ship's
orchestra is playing in the Cabin Dining Room the
music is relayed by means of microphones and amplifiers to the Tourist Third Cabin and Third Cla^
Lounges and decks. Loud-speakers also simplify the
transmission of orders to the forecastle, crow's nest,
antl docking-bridge.
Other interesting facts about the construction of
the Duchess of Bedford are that the twin propeller!"
weigh 16'/j tons each, and the 18fi foot steel shafts
connecting them with the powerful turbine engine-
weigh about 108 tons. Nearly two million rivets were
used in the ship, totalling 1.000 tons in themselves,
some of the plates having as many as (551) rivet-: each
The advent of the "Duchesses" greatly increase.
the passenger and freight services maintained by th"
Canadian Pacific on the St. Lawrence route. The
schedule of passenger sailings had already been increased this summer by speeding the "turn about" of
the Empresses from a four-weekly basis to meet thc
expected expansion of traffic. The "Beaver" class of
ships, newcomers to the St. Lawrence also, have been
placed by the Canadian Pacific on an exclusively
freight service. They run regularly between Montreal
and London and continental ports, making almost aa
good time as the passenger liners.
nn  Wean
t  thi
b  week, Mr.
Herbert    PI
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pound sMim
ii near
the m
null or Cam-
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.in M
evening Mr.
Allien Dupr
is was
sl'ul In lanil-
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siilnioii   that
tippetl tin' si
ales ii
y-flve pounds
Mr. Stanley
Isacc i
[ tho
Willows no
tol and  Mi
F.   E
on, nf Van-
couver, linv
i pevoral very lint'
spring  Bain
till.     Ill
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rage   weight
| being lifti-ei. pounds.
Low Fares
Prairie Points
Eastern Canada
Eastern States
»    THE
:    Looking  down   on   others
| place you above tbenf.
July  5,  1928
The Editor
Teh Cumberland Islander,
Cumberland, B.C., Cauada
In a history of printing in America
in the preparation of which I am now
engaged. I should like to make an
accurate statement regarding the beginnings of the press in Cumberland,
and I appeal to the older residents of
tlie oemmuuity to answer for me, as
fully as possible, the following questions.
1. When wan ihe llrst printing in Cumberland, and by whom?
'1. What were the first newspapers
published in Cumberland, and what
tbe dates of their first Issues?
3. Where are tho beat files of these
early papers preserved? Or what
individuals own copies of the earliest issues?
4. What was the title of the first
pamphlet or book printed in your
community, the date of its publication, and the name of its printer? Where may a copy be found?
Similar information regarding other early publications la also desired.
5. Has there ever been published, and
if so, when and where, any article
on or reminiscences regarding
early printing aud publishing in
Apart from answers to these questions, I shall also be much interested
in any records or reminiscences regarding early local printers and their
Anyone having such Information
will render a useful service to local
history by putting it now in the form
or a letter addressed to me at 2039
Lewis Streeet, Chicago, III. The courtesy will be cordially appreciated and
Hie information will be assured of
preservation in .permanent form.
Very sincerely,
Limited "
„ 9.50 P.M.
Always Reliable
Sold by all Grocers
>   s r.i
E. W. Bickle, Agent,
Cumberland, B.C. Telephone 35
Or write C. F. Earle. District Passoncer Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Han apian National
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES I NlBht call8: I34X Cmmenoy
[ Ofllce: 169 Cumberland.
v 25.0 Cups tothePound
Bj^JSibbon Coffee
- v' 1ft I/lb. Vacuum Tins
FIRESTONE Gum-Dipped Tirco hold the longest
mileage records. You get more for the money
because Firestone builds in extra miles with
special processes, including Gum-Dipping—and the
scientifically designed Tire Tread. The largest bus,
truck and taxicab fleets who demand mileage use
Firestone Gum-Dipped Tires. See your nearest Firestone Dealer—he will save you money and serve you
Alwaut put u Flreelen. .itam-wtldid. Ualt-ptr^f lake
In yaur /-'flre./an« tit.
Local Dealers
FRIDAY, JULY 13th, 192S
at 7.30 p.m.
Come and Hear the Winning Candidate!
Slbt£..USKa^aW.'«tV. .'.ialW.SMHW
HON. DR. J. D. MacLBAN, Premier
Give t
Man at the
On JULY 18th... Election Day... All Canada
must be shown by the support we give the
Hoiio Dr. J. D. MacLean that we are determined
to make British Columbia grow and expand!
Every vote for a Liberal Candidate is
a vote for Dr. MacLean. This vote will
be an official declaration that we oi
British Columbia intend to continue io
lay the foundation for the prosperity
of every man, woman and child in this
Let us show Canada by our votes that
British Columbia is in earnest . . . that
having won recognition for equalized
freight rates . . . increa.«f!<-! and unre
stricter! use of the Panama Canal . . .
and with labor contented and capi
tal unafraid to assist the devft.oprne.it
of our natural resources ... we r.rc
enthusiastically determined to carry
on the development anci growth oi out
Province ... so splendidly evidenced
during these busy twelve yctrs of
Liberal Administration.
Hon. Dr. MacLean and his government
are fighting for and sucr \is h-.lly establishing the fundamentals, of prosperity.
This will insure for us factory payrolls
. . . markets for agricultural products,
the development of potential production which will benefit every person in
our province.
Hon. Dr. MacLean, the head of the
Liberal Government, has the ear of the
Hon. Mackenzie King, the head of the
Liberal Government at Ottawa; and
when we in British Columbia demonstrate by our votes that we are* in
accord with Dr. MacLean's sane, safe
ind sensible policy, we will benefit to a
h.r greater extent than we would if the
•eins of the government were handed
-<ver to the inexperienced hands of Dr.
Voting is a serious matter. Disregard
petty issues and personal sentiment.
Fcr the welfare of this Province ... for
your own best interest. . ^return Hon.
Dr. MacLean and his able government
to Victoria on July 18th.
Mayor J. W. McKenzie, Jr.
Your Liberal Candidate
Cumberland Personals
Misses Norma und Helen Parnham
Entertain nt the Ten Hour.
Honoring Miss Eleanor McKee, of
Vancouver, the Misses Norma ami
Helen Parnham were hostesses at a
delightful tea on Tuesday afternoon
of this week. Two competitions were
done during tlie afternoon, those winning prizes being Miss Jessie Baird
and Miss Margaret Robinson. A de-.
licious tea was served by the hostesses.
Among those present were: the
Misses Eleanor McKee. Jessie and
Dena Baird. Mary Simpson, Annie
Mann. Vincen Auchterlone, Gwen Emily, Lily Banks, Margaret Robinson,
Mrs. J. H. Cameron.
• •   •
During the week many of the campers have moved to their summer residences. Those from Cumberland,
moving during the last few days to
(InrtIcyN Point or lloyston are: Mr.
and Mis. Mumford. Mr. and Mrs. A.
Nunns. Mr. and Mrs. Eadie, Mr. and
Mrs. Shortt, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. Mr.
and Mrs. Keeler.
• •   »
Miss Rhodn Walton, of Victoria,
arrived In Cumberland on Tuesday oi
this week and will spend a two week's
vacation the guest of Mrs. H. Keeler
and Mrs. ,1. W. Clinton.
Jolly Bench Party nt Rovstoii.
A number of young people from
Cumberland journeyed to Royston on
Monday evening of this week and held
a very merry bench party there. Delicious refreshments in the form of
"hot dogs" and coffee were served
during the evening. Thos preseeut
included the Misses Katie and Josie
Bono. Dena Baird. Beth Horbury Katie Robertson. Mrs. V. MacDonald.
and Messrs. Jim Ronnie, Robert Yates.
Tom Dunn. George McFnrland and
Clifford O'Neill.
•      *       •
where she will spend a short vacation,
sister, Mrs. F. Deconink. for Seattle
wKer eshe will spend a short vacation.
• •   ■
Mr. Robert Thompson returned to
Cowichan Lake after spending a few
days with his parents,  Mr. and  Mrs.
H. Thompson of Derwent Avenue.
• •   •
If tlie person seen trying to pry
dpen the door of the Cumberland
Criket Club building does not keep
clear from the grounds he will find
himself in tlie "hoosegow." He is
known, but the club are giving him a
Miss Margaret Bannerman, who is
on the teaching staff at the Revelstoke
Public School has arrived in Cumberland to spend the summer holidays.
• *   *
Mr. A. W. Neil, M.P. arrived in the
district on Wednesday.
Applications to fill vacancies on
teaching staff Cumberland Public
School, will be received up to July
30th. 1928.
All applications must be made ou
forms which will he supplied at the
secretary's office.
2S-29 Sec.  School  Board.
Some wonderful trips up Puntledge
Lake were reported at the week end.
The fishing competition of the Cumberland Rod and Gun Club attracted
a great many, independent of those
joining in the competition.
* *   •
Mr. and Mrs. John Ritchie, of Richmond, California are spending a vacation in Cumberland.
•   *   •
.Mrs. John Smith and daugl ter Dorothy left for Vancouver tMs week
where they will visit friends for a few
• »   • *
Miss Katie Bartoldl will leave for
California  on  Wednesday next on a
month's   vacation.
Mrs. K. Marocchi returned from a
two weeks' visit to Victoria and
sound cities, arriving in Cumberland
on   Wednesday.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Willam Eadie returned
to the city on Sunday last after a delightful  holiday  spent In  California.
■   *   •
Mr. Robert Brown, formerly manager of No. 5 Mine was a visitor to Cumberland on Monday last.
• •   •
After the llbernl meeting of Monday
last an informal reception was held
at the Waverley Hotely for Dr. McLean.
«   •   •
Thomas Carney has been appointed
spare time man at the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Building.
• •   *
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Finch left thla
morning for Vancouver where they
will spend the next few days.
• •   •
Miss Birch, cousin of Mrs. Harry
Keeler has returned to Cumberland
nnd will stay here for an extended
• •   •
Mr. Joe Frater left Cumberland this
morning for Nanaimo.
John W. McKenzie
a "Go-Getter"
John W. McKenzie, the Liberal candidate for the Comox Riding, was
born at Comox about three miles from
Courtenay. His father moved to Courtenay when "Johnnie" was a boy. He
attended school in Courtenay and afterwards learned the blacksmith trade
from his father. He then spent some
years In the logging camps in the
north and later on came back to
Courtenay and took over his father's
business in 1911. That same year he
was married to Miss M. Piercy, a
member of one of the oldest familiet
in the Comox Valley.
In 1915, Courtenay was incorporated, and at the first election for Mayor
nnd Aldermen, McKenzie, who was
then a young man of thirty years, was
elected out a field of twelve business
He was again elected in 1916 and
In 1917 was elected as mayor. He
then retired from municipal life until
1924, when he ran for alderman and
was elected. In 1925 he was returned
as nlderman and in 1926 he was elected as mayor.
In 1927 he was elected as Mayor by
acclamation but in 1928 he had a contest which he won by over two to one.
McKenzle has developed Into a good
platform speaker, is sharp in debate
and has a very determined disposition.
He has a wide experience in local affairs and a first hand knowledge as
to the needs and requirements of the
people of this constituency and is
known as a fighter who gets what he
goes after.
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