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Array WINNIE LI6HTNER
and JOE E. BROWN in
I "SI? TIGHT"
WITH WHICH  IS CONSOLIDATED THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.
AT THE
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
THIS WEEK-END
V>
FIFTIETH YEAR.—Nd. 30.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1981.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
Brilliant Weather
For Picnic At
Union Bay
Hundreds  Attend  Sports  and
Outing of Canadian-    -
Collieries Ltd.
SPORTS FINE
CUMBERLAND, July 21.—Hundreds
attended the annual picnic of the employees ol the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, held at Union
Bay on Saturday In brilliant weather.
The Cumberland city band added
greatly fo the enjoyment of the afternoon anil rendered a very good musical programme.
A big feature of the sports held ln
connection with the picnic wah the
tug of war, a hectic struggle resulting
ln Bill Heard's team winning from
Harry Jackson's team after a seven
minute pull. Following the sports a
monster drawing took place, when
seventy prises were drawn-for. These
had beeh donated by business houses
of Vancouver, Victoria, Courtenay and
Cumberland. Forty events were included oh the sports programme. Full
results; Boys' race, 6 years and under,
50 yards, Shlgokl, T. Ogakio; girls'
race,.6,years and under, SO yards I.
M. Davis, Ruth Jackson; boys' race, 8
years, 50 yards, O. Kirkwood, L. Davis; ; girls' race, 8 years, 50 yards, R.
Morrison, D. HiU; boys' race, 10 years,
50 yards, A. Davis J. Martin; girls'
race, 10 years, F. MacKenzie, O. Woods
boys' race, 12 years, 75 yards, H. Tat-
ushi, M. Hirose; girls' race, 12 years,
F. MacKenzie, M. Silver; boys' race.
15 years, 75 yards, Hokada, W. Coombs;
girls' race, 15 years, 75 yards B. Martin, M. Westfleld; girls' egg and spoon
race, B. Martin, L. Treloar; boys' sack
race; 12 years, 25 yards, Kiso Sora, R.
Thoburn; girls' shoe scramble, 12 years
M. Jackson, M. Jones; boys' three-legged race, 14 years, W. Sayashi and W.
Coombs, S. Kawaguchl and M. Sora;
Olrls' relay race, 75 yards, 14 years
I. Jackson J. Robertson and A. Jackson, T. Natsuhura, Y. Obara and C.
Suglmore; boys' pillow'fight, 15 years,
H. Calnan, S. Stockand; quoiting competition. 16 yards, W. Wilson, W. Marshall, Moncrieff; quoiting competition,
10 yards, J. Murray, H. Ellis, Sr., W.
Simpson; girls' potato race, 15 years,
J. Robertson M. Westfleld; boys'
cracker eating contests, 10 years, T.
Galeazzl, T. Conti; girls' skipping race
10 years, F. MacKenzie, P. Robertson;
boys' human. wheelbarrow race, 10
years, M. Hiroa* and G. Ogaki, T. Conti and H. Calnan; girls potato race,
10 years, L. Waterfleld, F. MacKenzie;
boys' spring board high jump, 18 years
B. Coombs, H. Jones; picnic committee
first aid cup, junior boys and girls. A.
Robertson capt, B. Brown, D. Bickerton, H. Beveridge and A. Brown, B.
Nicholas, capt., O. Robertson, S. Lawrence, J. Marpole and W. Slaughter;
basche competition, J. Bond and Kenmare; J. Davis and A. Kay; single
ladies' race, 75 yards, B. Martin, M.
Corkett; married ladies' race Mrs.
King, Mrs. O. Bond;
The Oriental tug of war was won by
the Japanese team. The Chinese team
took second prize; old men's race, 50
yards, J. Cornwall, A. H. Glover; running high Jump, A. Searle, B. Coombs.
Searle cleared 5 feet 2 Inches to win
iho nri» th__.i»>u».-.—~"»>on jump
-S^'ltfaWg 5 feet 6 inches; 100
yards dash, boys, 16 years and under,
H. Okuda, W. Coombs; running hop,
skip and Jump, J. Watson, N. Hill;
440 yards, J. Watson, W. Coombs; married ladies' nail driving contest, Mrs.
Morrello Mrs. Davis; milk -drinking
contest) 16 years, W. Warren, William
High; Bapco cup race, 100 yards dash
for employees only, N. Hill, J. Watson;
committeemen's race, tilting the bucket, R. T. Brown and Bradley, S. Gough
and T. Campbell; final for tug of war,
W. Herd's team, H. Jackson's team.
Ball Game Flayed
Following the sports and the drawing of prizes, a baseball game between
the Cumberland Athletics and Union
Bay was staged, and ended in a draw
at the end of the seventh innings, the
scores being five aU. On account of.
darkness it was decided not to play
any longer. The Cumberland boys had
the game on Ice ln the early innings
but slack fielding three the game away,
no less than thirteen errors being
chalked up against the team. Young
Tobacco the Athletics pitcher almost
played and defeated the Union Bay.
squad by himself.
Tourists Have Close
Call On Highway
Treated at Local Hospital After
Automobile Crashed Into
Bank
United States tourists had a very
narrow escape from serious injury on
Sunday last when their car left the
road about one mile below Union Bay
crashing into the bank. The car was
very badly damaged and was towed
into Henderson's garage at Royston.
The occupants, Messrs. Chas H. Coffin, Louis A. Shields and Wm. B. Elliott, were attended to and rushed to
the Cumberland General Hospital
where their injuries received attention, the trio staying at the hospital
until Monday. What caused the car,
which bore a Wisconsin license number, to leave the road could not be
ascertained. Apart from the damage
to the automobile nothing serious resulted, the tourists being very lucky
to get oft* with a few bruises and a
severe shaking.
Children Lecturt
From The Bench
Four   of  Tender   Years ■ to . Report
Every Monday Morning
The war on children doing damage
to gardens in the city has started in
earnest. Four, of very tender years
appeared before the police magistrate
on Wednesday morning and listened '
in profound silence to a severe lecture. After the lecture the magistrate
ordered the four .to report to the.
city police every Monday mornjng
at 9 o'clock and give an account of
all their doings during the week.
Whether the lecture to the. four
youngsters will have »ny effect or not
remains to be seen. It ia certain the
four who were lectured will behave
themselves for some time to come.
But will the older boys and girls take
heed. From what'■'*>* hear from the
police no consideration will be shown
to anyone caught in -the act of trespassing a|d destroying fruit trees,
etc. It is aibbut time, a conviction was
Recorded against these hoodlums and
it is the opinloji of many.that until
a conviction Is registered there will
not be any improvement in the actions of the spoilers, of property.
Visitor Rescued
From Prawning
At Oyster River
Local Youth Assists in Plucky Rescue
John Cavanaugh, 24, a visitor to.
Mr. and Mrs. R. McGrath of Cumberland and who hails from the prairie,
had a miraculous escape from death
by drowning on Wednesday when he
was rescued from the waters of Oyster River by Jack Buchanan, of
Cumberland and- John Cochrane of
Camrose, Alberta."
The party of Mr. and Mrs. McGrath had gone to Oyster River for
a day's outing. Cavanaugh, who could
not swim, stumbled into a 14-foot
hole. Cochrane and Buchanan were
further down the stream at the time
and had to breast a very strong current to get to the spot where Cavan-
uugh had vanished. The two young
men immediately dived and succeeded,
in bringing the unfortunate man to
the surface. Young Buchanan's training as a first aid man stood him In
good stead as artificial respiration
was made on Mr. Cavanaugh. Buchanan's efforts were very successful
and the near, dead man was brought
back to consciousness. In the opinion
of Dr. Briggs who had been summoned to the scene af the accident, Cavanaugh would have been dead had it
not been for the prompt measures
taken by Buchanan and his companion. We understand both boys will be
recommended for the St. John Ambulance medals for life saving. Young
Buchanan has been a member of Mat.
Brown's flrst aid team here for quite
. i.-- tints, the team having been
very successful in all competitions entered and said by many to be the best
Histoid team in the province, considering the age of the various members.
A. H. TAYLOR IS NEW
COURTENAY HIGH
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.
A. H. Taylor, MA., high school principal at Qualicum Beach has resigned
his position there and has been appointed as principal of the high school
at Courtenay. Mr. Taylor waa chosen
from amongst several first class applicants, trustees declare.
The new incumbent received hia
early education in Scotland And has
■ had many years teaching experience
- in British Columbia. He is married,
has two children isa veteran and Is
secretary of the Qualicum Beaoh
branch of the Canadian Legion.
Miss Sybil Ball, Vancouver, was appointed to fill the position of primary teacher made vacant through the
resignation of Miss Audrey Grieve.
Doubles Contest
At Lawn Bowling
Green Completed
Harvie aad Vernon-Jenei Win Over
Jackson and Schmidt in Final
by 21-17 Score
Dean Quainton's .
Cricketers Here
The many friends of Mrs. T. E.
Banks will be pleased,to know that
she is making satisfactory progress
towards recovery after her recent
operation. She will return to Cumberland in about three weeks' time.
Bonus On
In Federal
The final in the doubles contest at
the Cumberland lawn green took
place on Wednesday night when J.
Vernon-Jones and G. Harvie triumphed over Harry Jackson and E.
Schmidt by a score of 21 points to
17. Jackson and hia partner took the
first end by one point but failed to
score for several ends .after, the score
at one time reading if points to one
in favor of Harvie and his partner.
Slowly the leaders were overhauled
and at 15 the gam* was all even.
Point by point the game was closely
Dean Quainton's team of touring contested from this stage with Harv-
cricketers played a game against the |e and partner getting the. breaks and
Cumberland players, or rather those running out winners by 21 points to
who could be mustered, on Thursday 17. The game was watched by a fair
evening. The home team was short number of spectators and took two
McLaughlin, Dando and F. V. Hall; hours and a quarter to play.
The tourists batted first with- Gough
and Idiens bowling, the latter getting Ri»k n** u"*' w,r
a wicket with the last ball in the first Tne contest for rin(is also got un-
over. The second wicket also went der way on Wednesday when two or
to Idiens when he got Poyntz, Lb.w. three g,,met, were p|ayea. Owing to
Rev. Comley and Alexander became ■' one or two 0f the p|Byerg bejng away
associated and runs began to come and othel.„ on 0ppo,|t_ shifts it is not
freely. Vernon-Jones arrived and expected that this contest will be fin-
missed Alexander, dropping an easy jahe(| next week
catch. Bowling from the bottom end
the Cumberland bowler had hard Games played to date include:
lines when he almost beat Comley D. Bell, skip, A. Dunsmore, Dr. E.
with his second ball. The Reverend R, Hicks and R. McGrath, beat G.
gentleman signalled his escape by Harvie, skip., J. Robertson, J. D. Dav-
commencing to hit out. After making is and J. S. Brown, 21-5. This was the
a valuable 42 he got in front of one only game in the first round, all
of the bowlers straight ones. Vernon- others receiving byes .into the second
Jones .also bowled Alexander and Er- Bell's rink meets Joe Taylor's rink,
ic Quainton and at 96 for 8 wickets composed of C. Walker, R. Laird and
the innings was declared closed. It F. Martin. Two more games were
was decided to draw stumps at seven p|ayed in the second round on Wed-
o'clock and go on to 7:30 if the game nesday night when W. Mossey, Skip.,
was close. At the closing time, the w. Whyte, A. Walker and J. C.
home team had 66 for seven wickets Brown lost to J. Fellows, skip,, Jack
when it was decided to continue the Williams, T. Brown and J. Mann, 7-
innlngs closing for an even 70. Jack gj, T. D. Robertson, skip., W, Mc-
Vaughan was top scorer with 24 not Millan, M. Brown and W. Brown beat
out, playing a very steady game. J. Gibb, skip., W. Younger, A. Kay
Victoria Innings and J. Murray, 21-5. There is still
Sharland, bowled Idiens   0     one more game to play in this round
Rev. Comley, l.b.w., b. V.-Jones ....42     but owing to Mr. Tom Graham being
R. Poyntz, l.b.w., b, Idiens  9     away it wjh not bV-possibleHio play
___U__a__«r„,h.V<.ri>nn,JnneS 18      before-:«~r-catIj   |«VW-«x -nit-
Eric Quainton, b. Vernon-Jones ....IB     _hege rjnk8 _,„, b_ comp0|!ed of H
Dean #>&£*, Gou«h   » Jackson, skip., R. T. Brown, J. Vern-
A. Reid, b. bough   « , v.   „,   ,. „
A. Griffin, not out   8 on-Janes and E. Schmidt versus H.
Anderson,'hit wicket, b. V.-Jones 0 Waterfield, skip., R. Strachan, T. Gra-
Extras  * ham and J. L. Coates.
Bowling: Gough, 2 for 36; Idiens,    PoDUlfiUP     iOUIlg
2for 12; Guy, 0 for 9; Vernon-Jones ..„.-_.
4,or40.l-.:,td0ul.. Couple Wedded
J. Idiens, c. E. Quainton, b. A. Reid 6 A ^^^ 0, ^njideraWe interest
T. Carney, run out         10 m^^j^ 0, tne oomox die-
k^VS^T-iT ' «* to* piace on Monday morning
Quainton  1 a' 'ne Catholic Church, Comox, when
J. Vaughan, not out  • -24 Charlotte, youngest daughter of Mrs.
S. Boothman, b. Anderstrom   1 Dallos and the late Mr. Frank Dallos
A. J. Taylor, c. Sharland, b. E. of Cumberland, became the bride ot
Quainton        5 Mr. W. H. MacFarland, of North Van-
Robinson, b. Reid  0 couver, Nupt,la\.mass was celebrated at
Thoburn, b. Alexander  0 g;30 am, with the Rev. Father Bea-
G. Guy, c. Quainton, b. Alexander 1 ton officiating. The bride looked very
Vernon-Jones, b. Alexander   2 charming ln a gown of beige chiffon
Extra8 •'  8 georgette with five tiers of frills from
tT the waist down, topped with a jacket
TotaI "° of the same material and wearing a
Bowling: Anderstrom, 2 for.21; hat of ecru shaded lace and mohair
Reld; 2 for 27; E, Quainton, 2 for 10; With band of blue and a bow of pink
Alexander, 3 for 6. velvet.
The next game with the tourists Tne bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Oor-
will be played on Saturday afternoon „„„ was beautifully attired in a dress
at - o clock. „j gceeti with mauve flowers of silk
rayon material and wearing a hat of
mauve mohair with a bow of mauve
velvet ribbon with streamers.
F.O.E. AUXIILIARY
HONOR MEMBER.
The ladies' auxiliary of the Fraternal Order'of Eagles, Comox Aerie
No. 1953 held their regular meeting
on Tuesday evening when, following
the regular business session a social
was held to honor one of their members, Mrs. Wiliam Edmunds (nee Lillian Bradley), a recent bride. A jolly
evening, was enojyed and during
the festivities Madam President, Catherine Stockand, on behalf of the officers and members presented the
honor guest with a lovely brocaded
rayon bedspread. Mrs. Edmunds,. Who
was taken completely by surprise graciously-thanked the members for their
many expressions of good wishes and
for the beautiful gifts received.
Eagles Defeated
Happy Valley
« —_-—__
The Eagles in a six inning game
defeated Happy Valley bya score of
15-8 ln a Twilight League Mature.
Both sides had errors aplenty and tbe
Valley was considerably weakened by
the absence of Carter and Pearse.
Conn knocked his second home run
of the season. The innings- were long
drawn out affairs uninteresting from
the fans standpoint and darkness
closed in before the seventh inning.
Short score:
Eagles '.-; 0 15 6 3 0    16
Minto  0 16 0 10      8
Royston 6 - Union Bay 5
Royston added another win to their
number after a very evenly cntested
game with Union Bay. In the- sixth
innings, W. Peterson clouted One for
the circuit with one on base. The
Roystonites evened up things in the
seventh making another innings necessary. The latter came to life in
this stage of the game to score another run, coming out on the long
end of a 6-5 score.
Box score:
Royston—                      AB R H   E
W. Nishidera, 2b   5 0 10
T. Kato, c  4 10   0
S. Kiyoni, 3b   5 2 0   0
C. Doi, lb  3 2 10
T. Kawagauchi, If   3 0 0   0
T, Doi, ss   4 0 0   0
JTvYamada-rf....- „... a   0 J.   ft.
T; Kajiyama  4   0. 1    0
K. Doi, p  4    11    0
Union Bay—                 AB R   HE
W. Marshall p   4 12   0
D. Marshall, ss  4 0    0    0
J. McKay c  4 10   0
W. Glover, If  4 12   0
C. Bradley, 2b  4 0   2   0
A. Auchinvole, cf  4 10   0
Peters, rf   3 12   0
Searle, 3b  3 0   10
Graham, lb  3 0   0   0
Short score:
Royston ...0 0 2 0 10 2 1    6
Union Bay   3000200   (
Trap Shooters
Lost to Bay Boys
Geed Scoring et Local Train Sandey
Last
There was some real good shooting
witnessed at the local traps of the
Rod and Gun club on Sunday last on
the occasion of three members from
Union Bay taking on a number of the
local sharp shooters. Comparing the
scores with those of Nanaimo and
Vancouver gun clubs the scores do
credit to the local scatter gun men,
Three Union Bay men ware on hand
and all three had good scores with
Al. Stack and A. Anderson cracking
_3 birds each out of a possible 25, E.
Anderson having 19 birds. R. Bennie
led the local men with 22 birds, other
scores being G. Brown, 21; L. Frelone, 20; W. McLellan, 19 and "Ting"
Bono, 19. The latter it was claimed
waa exceptionally lucky. He uaed L.
Frelone's gun and got all the breaks
from the referee.
After all points had been totalled
up it was decided to toss the coin for
the possesion of the trophy for the
shot, A. Anderson winning. The
shoot was a very enjoyable one and
was watched by a fair gallery of spectators. Tbe next shoot will be held on
Sunday, August the 2nd at 11:45 a.m.
Pete McLaughlin, the Cumberland
bowler, playing in the North Vancouver cricket week tournament for the
Upper Island team Thursday was very
successful with the ball, taking four
wickets for 23 runs. Pete is expected
back in town tonight andit is hoped
he will be able to play against the
Victoria cricketers on the "Y" on
Saturday afternoon.
Wind Storm Hit
Lake Cumberland
On Monday Last
Fears Expressed That Lake Will Become Wind Swept as Logging
Operations Strip the'
Timber Oat
Will Lake Cumberland become a
wind swept lake? That is the question that is exercising the minds of
the various people who take a great
deal of pleasure camping on the
shores of the beautiful lake. Logging
operations have been continuing at
the lake for some considerable time
and it is the opinion of many that as
the logging advances the lake will be
a wind.swept area. On Monday afternoon last a fierce wind got up and
tte    Lake   bctaroc   -tfyMlrng   -■«   «r
pleasant, place to be on. At night time
the wind was as fierce as at any part
of the day and many old timers claim
it was absolutely the worst wind ever
experienced. Those who have pleasure boats at the Lake had a hectic
time getting.their craft to safety and
many narrow escapes were recorded.
Several who went out to secure boats
that had broken loose from their
moorings were forced to take a header into the lake and many amusing
tales are being told. Fortunately nothing serious happened. Messrs. John
Cameron and Victor Frelone are said
to have had a great struggle to save
their craft. Both boat houses were
tied up at the government slip at
Jock's Point and exposed to the full
fury: of the wind. However, both managed to get their boats to safety but
the boat house of Cameron became
a total wreck. Frelone's and Littler's
boats drifted and were eventually
made fast to a snag,
Coal Debated
Parliament
39th Annual Report Of The Canadian
Collieries [Dunsmuir]. Limited
Mr. R. W. Stapleton, of Vancouver, "                           J
supported the groom. Fl*ll_lrW__P»«' Mff-iriil PimCs
Following the ceremony a reception s\as\UJtrl**ja*3*a   lelWIIMM aUIH*
was held at the home of Mra Frank r<__«« nuirM June in I Ml
Dallos First street, Cumberland which tomo* W""", J«"« a»< 1931
A. W. Neill Makes Lengthy Speech
on Subject
The member for Comox-Alberni,
Mr. A. W. Neill, took up the matter,
of lignite coal coming-into Canada,,
free and also spoke at length on the
25-cent bonus. The following, taken
from Hansard, of July 15th will, no
doubt be read with a great deal of
interest by all Interested in the coal
industry; Mr. Neill says, "I will take
up the last item which strikes out the
duty on lignite. This is another illustration of the scriptural expression:
For whosoever hath, to him shall be
given, and he shall have mor* abun-.
dance: but whosoever hath pot, from
him shall be taken away even that
he hath.
When the budget was brought
down we in British Columbia, more
particularly those interested In the
coul mines nn Vancouver Island and
in Comox-Alberni and Nanaimo constituencies, were bitterly disappointed at the treatment we had received,
or shall I say the lack of treatment.
However, in the midst of our bitterness and disappointing we gave the
government credit for this one glimmering ray of hope, the duty on lignite, which would result in some little benefit. We anticipated that it
would mean the sale of some 20,000
tons which at present are shipped in
from the state of Washington to be
Bold in Vancouver in competition with
the product of our coal mines. But
now we have lost that, and whatever
benefits remained to us are now taken
away. Apparently the objective of the
Prime Minister is to help tbe Sas
katchewan lignite producers.
Mr. Bennett: That is not it.
Mr. Neill: The situation could possibly be relieved if the Prime Minister
were to use his influence to have lignite .properly defined. Some years ago
it was necessary to define this product, but as the sale of lignite was of
small proportion a rough and ready
definition sufficed. It was not anticipated at that time that there would
be any importation from the United
States into Canada, so It was agreed
that lignite should be defined as eoal
which contained a certain percentage
of moisture. In time the trade from
the state of Washington developed.
These Importations are coming in
free but in fact it is really sub-bituminous coal rather than lignite which
is being shipped in. I have in my possession, a bulletin published by the
state department at Washigton in
which an analysis of this coal is published, and it is frankly admitted
that it is not lignite but sub-bituminous coal. I took this matter up with
the departments of Mines and Customs, but for some time the buck was
passed from one department to the
other. After a time I came to the conclusion that the department of Customs was playing the game- fairly. I
was told that they were bound to follow the definition as handed to them
by the Mines department, but they
said they would check up from time
to time on the importations to make
sure that no misleading samples were
provided. It was always found that
the coal contained exactly the quantity of moisture to allow it to come
in as lignite and escape the duty on
bituminous coal. I took this matter
(continued on page two)
was attended only by Immediate relatives and friends of the contracting To the Chairman, Executive Companies, those present being Mr, and mittee and Members of the Canadian
Mrs. MacFarland. Vancouver, Mr. and coUierie. (Dunsmuir) Limited Em-
Mrs. J. D. Davidson, Victoria, Mr. and _■._„. u._i».i p.,-j
Mrs. con Reifel, Nanaimo, Mr. and plo,y""" •""«'»,1f"Jd*. .„ „
Mrs. F. V. Dallos, PoweU River, Mr. ' be* to 8ubmlt the An,'u•,l RtVn
R. Stapleton, Mr. E. Irwin and Mr. A. ot receipts and expenditures for the
Plais, Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs. J. Id- year ending June 30th, 1931, showing
lens, Mr. R. and Mr. D. Idiens, Roy-    a balance of  $10,138.68
ston, Miss Florence Sehl Mr. and Mrs.    a decrease of        792.26
D. E. Oordon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mllll- Duri-g the past thirly-nine years
gan, Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, the fund hft> been in ex|rtence there
Mrs. F. Baird, Mrs. McRae, Mr. H.    .     ... „„ii_„,„,i »•._    _/
Murdoch, Mr. H. Norrta, Mr. W. T. ha8 been co,lected ,he mm«f ■""
Turnbull, Mr. W. H. MacFarlane, Mr.         - I68J.006.00
Roy Howay, Mr. T. Simms, Mra. J.    and expended  572,8674)2
Raga, Miss E. Laing and man others, leaving a balance on       —■
  hand of $ tO,U».i«
■V_-i-_*_Fi__h   Hm which is a very creditable showing,
ITHHUTISI   nU considering the extra expenditure we
|k<                    m-i had during the year in connection
INarrOW ILSCape with the pipeline to the cemetery.
  '  I am pleased to report that daring
Baseball Thrown by Boys Goes the year we hud no serious epidemics,
Through Windshield of although we had quite a number of
Car calls  requiring  specialist  treatment
  but not serious enough to require spe-
Mr. A. G. Jones, of West Cumber- cial nursing, which account is very
'land had a very narrow escape from much reduced this year.
serious injury the other evening when Medical Officers
a baseball thrown by some boys on During thc past twelve months our
the Recreation Ground during prac- Medical   Officers,   Dr.   G.   K.   Mac-
tice landed over the fence, striking Naughton and Dr. E. 8. Hicks, gave
the windshield of Mr. Jones' car as their usual very satisfactory services,
he was driving past. The glass was there being no complaints registered
shattered and the driver received sev- with thc Board,
eral nasty cuts about the face. For- Cemetery
tunately the flying glass did not get As authorized at the last general
into the driver's eyes, otherwise seri- meeting, we have constructed a water
ous Injury would have resulted. lino from the City of Cumberland
system to the cemetery, a distance of
8,000 feet. We have also completed
the work began last year—the joining of the two cemeteries, plowing,
seeding and planting shade trees.
This work Was rather an expensive
undertaking, but it was completed
well under the estimate. There shoud
not be much expenditure at these
grounds for a number of years.
Hospital
The high standard at the hospital
has been maintained during the year
and the services have been very satisfactory, no complaints of any nature being registered with the Board.
Thanking you for courtesies extended to me during my term of
office, I beg to submit the Annal Report for the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1981.
JAMES DICK, Secretary.
Cumberland Hospital
July, 1930 a » 800.00
August, 1930   800.00
September, 1930   800.00
October, 1030  800.00
November, 1930   800.00
December, 1930   800.00
January,  1931    800.00
February, 1931  800.00
March, 19.11   800.00
April, 1931   800.00
May, 1931   800.00
June, 1931   800,00
Royston Ratepayers
Sponsor Move for
Breakwater
Well Attended Meeting Held On
Tuesday Evening
The ratepayers of Royston met on
Tuesday with the idea of promoting
a scheme to improve the Royston
beach as a pleasure resort and also
as a port of call. A meeting had been
held on Friday of the previous week
and Mr. Joe Idiens reported that he
had secured from the district engineer, Mr. Stevens, an approximate
price for the cement work which
would total SI5.00 per yard. The promoters of the scheme to have a
breakwater at Royston are ot the
firm opinion that a beach the equal
of anything on thc Island would be
the result of the undertaking.
It had been hoped to have both Dr.
G. K. MacNaughton, M.L.A. and Mr.
T. Graham and unfortunately Mr.
Graham was absent from the district.
The doctor, however, was present and
adressed the meeting. The doctor assured all that he would support and
further any movement fnr the benefit
of the community and suggested it
would be advisable to go thoroughly
into the matter before taking any
further steps. Get the advice of Mr.
Forde, the government engineer and
seek the cooperation of the cities of
Cumberland and Courenay.
Information was brought out at the
meeting that Royston had been set
aside as a pleasure resort and as such
came under the jurisdiction of the
Provincial government. Application
for assistance in cleaning the foreshore would therefore have to be
made to the provincial government
and for the erection of the breakwater to the federal government.
It was felt by the promoters of the
scheme that the idea would provide
work for the unemployed of the district. In the discussion that followed
many were of the opinion that the
erection of the breakwater would he
a costly proceeding and would require
more skilled labor than unskilled
labor, thereby killing the intention of
providing relief work for the majority of the districts unemployed.
John Sutherland, of Cumberland
and a ratepayer ut Royston; (suggested that it would be advisable to first
obtain an approximate cost and all
other particulars so that no unreasonable or ridiculous demands be
made.
Major Hilton suggested that aid be
sought from both provincial and federal governments through Dr. G. K.
MacNaughton and Mr. A. W. Neill
and Mr. Thomas Graham.
A committee consisting of Messrs
A. J. Taylor, Joe Idiens, Frank Dalby,
Gordon Thomas and Major Hilton
was appointed to go into the matter
and obtain all data possible.
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Town Topics
$»,eoo.oo
( continued on page 3)
Mrs. W. Mossey and family are
camping at Royston for the summer.
Mr. Ben Nicholas, of West Cumberland is undergoing treatment in a
Vancouver hospital.
* *    *
The storm of last Monday calls to
mind the fact that on Saturday, June
12th, 1930, a very severe storm hit
Cumberland and district, but did very
little damage. At that time the Lake
was lashed into a fury and Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Walker hud u very unpleasant experience.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gray have as
their guests, Mr. and Mrs. W. Clay-
aids,of Victoria, and arc in residence
at their summer cottage nt Lake
Cumberland.
Mrs. Haslam and children, of Powell River, arc visiting Mr. and Mrs.
W. Mossey, parents of Mrs. Haslam.
• •   •
Miss M. Herd and Miss Kay Brown
are the guests of Mrs. T. Armstrong
at Royston Beach.
* •    *
George Bird, formerly of Cumberland, but now a resident of Vancouver, while visiting friends camping at
Royston hud the misfortune to full
and break his wrist while playing
football.
* .   .
Miss Connie Bird, of thc B. C. Telephone Company staff, Vancouver,
and a former Cumberland resident is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown.
* *    *
Mrs. T. Salisbury, and son Alfred,
who have been vistiing Mrs. T. Williams at Minto left Friday morning
for their home in Winnipeg.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Bouiclettc, of Seattle
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Walker, West Cumberland.
.    *    •
Mrs. T. Armstrong nnd family are
camping at Royston  Beach for the
summer.
* *    *
Miss Annie Brown nnd Miss Audrey
Oear spent Sunday nt Qualicum
Beach. PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY24th, 1931.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  AT CUMBERLAND,   B.C.
WHY PASS RESOLUTIONS?
AT the meeting of the Associated Boards of
Trade of Vancouver Island held in Duncan
last week, many resolutions were passed to
be presented to the government, calling for improvements along the lines suggested by the resolution and which have received the endorsation of
practically every board of trade on the Island. But
will the passing of these resolutions have any
effect? We are beginning to think not. Cumberland board of trade was not represented at the
convention of the associated boards at Duncan
and one can hardly blame the local men for not
going down. Our board was responsible for the
passing of the resolution calling for a measure of
assistance for the coal industry by asking for a
dollar a ton bonus and by the imposition of a tax
on fuel oil to assist our coal industry and the
many thousands depending on the industry. The
resolutions was duly forwarded to Ottawa and presented to the proper authorities, followed up by a
delegation from this board at great expense. And
what was done? Absolutely nothing. The Premier
claims that a tax on fuel oil at the present time is
inopportune and after asking for a bonus of a dollar a ton hands us out a quarter of that amount,
claimed by experts in the coal industry to be worse
than useless and to place the coal business in
worse plight than it was before. Resolutions adopted and presented by boards of trade should
carry some weight for they are drawn up with a
view to assisting "the building up of the various
districts by men who have, in most cases, a lifelong acquaintance with the needs of the district
in which they are located. We are forced to admit
that most resolutions adopted by boards of trade
and presented to our provincial or dominion governments carry, no more weight and receive no
more consideration than a circular letter from a
quack doctor. It would appear that the Cumberland resolution praying for assistance for the coal
industry and directed to our dominion government
at Ottawa was a worthless effort and we are not
surprised that the members of the local board did
not feel like going down to the convention of the
associated boards. It is to be hoped that the many
resolutions passed at the last session in'Duncan
will receive more consideration than the famous
Cumberland document praying for assistance for
our languishing industry; Personally we doubt if
any good will come from, these resolutions and we
are led to ask, "Why pass resolutions?" Something stronger than the mere passing of and presenting such resolutions is needed, and we are of
the firm opinion that before very long we shall
have to resort to stronger measures. We hftve got
to live and follow our chosen business but when
one sees that business being taken away from us
and a foreign product given preference, something is bound to happen.
We want at least a dollar a ton bonus in order
to live.
Corner lots do not appeal to the indolent. Their
larger area calls for more mileage with the lawn-
mower.     ... "' ■'*
•   •   »
Reno maintained its record as a "hot town" with
a record of 106 on Monday. Scores of marriage
ties dissolved.   '
BONUS ON ISLAND
COAL DEBATED IN
FEDERAL HOUSE
(continued from page one)
ii|i with the Mines department but so
far as I could make out it is simply
a matter of indifference with them;
they could not be bothered to take
the necessary steps to define this lignite accurately. If the Prime Minister
would use his influence to have this
matter adjusted I think it could be
adjusted in such a manner as to permit the lignite coal from Saskatchewan to go into the United States as lignite and prevent this sub-bituminous
coal coming from Washington into
Vancouver as lignite. If it did come
in it would come in as bituminous
coa] and would be subject to a duty
of 75 cents per ton, which would be
all that we would require. Then we
would hope to regain this trade
amounting to 17,000 to 20,000 tons
per year.
Now I come to the main tariff item
which raises the duty on Iwtuminous
coal from 50 to 75 cents per ton. If
there is such a thing as provincial political gratitude, which has been cynically defined as a lively sense of favours to come, I should think the provinces of Albera, Saskatchewan and
Nova Scotiu for many generations to
come would adhere most faithfully
and loyally to the right hon. gentleman who at prosent loads the gtivai-n-
ment. It is hard to recall another industry which has received such large
—I was going to say hand-out, but
that is the wrong word because there
is nothing nefarious about it—present. It is almost without precedent.
This object has been achieved by two
methods, one of which is before us
and we may have an opportunity to
discuss the other a little later. I am
afraid thc right hon. gentleman will
find himself in the position of Frankenstein who created a monster of
such vicious appetite that it ultimately destroyed both itself and its creator. Once this sort of thing is started it is so easy to come back and beg
for more. The Prime Minister is certainly entitled to thc popularity he
has gained in these provinces, but
there is a possibility that those people
not directly interested in the coal
trade will realize that they are being
put in the position of having to pay
the piper. There are many people in
this class, not oniy in these provinces,
but in the central provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
The government have adopted what
they call a national fuel policy in line
with the pledges which they made before the election. The item I am referring to is No. 4 of the platform
on which they went to the country
and it reads:
We pledge ourselves to the devel-
opment of interprovincial trade, and
of n Canadian fuel policy and development of a foreign market.
I quote again from a speech in the
campaign:
The party would find the rates that
would enable Canadian coal to meet
competition, and would make up the
loss by subsidization.
The method which they have adopted is that outlined in the speech,
namely, of imposing a higher duty
nnd giving transportation bonuses.
The Minister of Finance might
have imposed an increased duty on
fuel oil, which is really the cornpet1
tor of coul in British Columbia: anil
he is aware that very strong influences have heen brought to hear that
the duty on fuel oil should be Increased, But the minister hns adopted a different method, and I am not
here to waste the time of the committee in discussing the alternative.
I am inclined to say that possibly hc
adopted the hetter method of the two
under the circumstances, with a
emphasis on "the circumstances", because under different corcumstances
fuel oil would have heen the natural
commodity on which to increase the
duty. I shall take the opportunity of
saying that while he may have been
right in not imposing a greater duty
on fuel oil,, at was against the interests of the coal producers of British
Columbia to boost the oil industry as
he did when last September he increased the tariff on importation of
gasoline. By that time we had almost
but not quite reached the point where
the oil refineries of western Canada
eould produce, in thc distillation of
crude oil for the production of gasoline, enough fuel oil to supply the
wants of western Canada. Consequently a duty on fuel oil might have
hud some slight temporary effect, but
increasing the duty on imported gasoline encouraged the introduction of
crude oil as such and of course the
greater manufacture of fuel nil in
Hritish Columbia, so that within a
very short time it is reasonable to
suppose that not only will they produce enough fuel oil to supply British
Columbia and the west, but they, will
also have a surplus. There is only one
answer as to what they will do with
the surplus, and that is, they will cut
down the price in order to force a
market for it the result being that
the coal mining industry will be.increasingly affected thereby. So much.,
for that. '' :,
I now wish to consider the application of this policy of increased
duty to the Vancouver Island coal
mines, some eight or nine in number, in Cumberland, Nanaimo and.
further south. I am-not objecting to'
the policy provided that it is applied
in a manner fair, to all, but 1 cannot
get into my head a conception of.; a
Canadian national fuel policy which
leaves out one-third of the coal mines
or, at least, one third of the coal mining area in Canada. We are in the
position of the profligate son who has -
been cut out of his father's will, and
who, anorder that the will could not
be upset by the suggestion that he
has simply heen forgotten, finds' that
his name has been inserted and he is
allotted the sum of one dollar." Our
wants and needs have not been cut
entirely out of the picture but. we
have been allotted the sum of one
dollar or its equivalent.
Mr. Gordon: On the basis of last
year's production of Island coal, the
present bounty will assist Island coal
to the extent of at least $50,000.
That is scarcely cutting you out of
the .vill  entai'oly.
Mr. Neill: If the minister will allow
mc, I shall deal with that when I come
to that particular phase of the matter.
I am just coming to it. By the way,
I do not know where the minister gets
his figures. What I was saying was:
What does this mean to us.' And by
"us" I mean the coal mining interests
that 1 represent. I am quite entitled
to stand up in the house and, at least
in the first instance, consider the mot-.
ter from that point of new. I have
notes of my speeches made during the
election where I predicted that something very much like this would be
the natural outcome of the fuel policy as then outlined. I was countered
by the accusation that I was taking a
parochial view of the situation, and
that I should take a broad, national
viewpoint; that that was the aspect
from which to look at it. As a representative of those people it is my
duty to begin at least by seeing how
these matters affect the district which
I represent, being assured that the
other districts of Canada will be looked after by the members who represent them.
This duty is an increase of twenty-
five cents a ton, or a 50 per cent increase on thc original duty, which
was fifty cents a ton and it applies
against all countries importing coal
into Canada, thc United States principally, Russia, and to a somewhat
smaller extent Great Britain. That
coal is all marketed in eastern Canada, .so that the coal mining interests
of the east get the whole benefit of
the incrceased duty. I have the output figures under my hand. The minister will possibly dispute them and,
I cannot do more than say that I got
them from the very best government
sources. The output for Nova Scotia,
New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta and thut portion of eastern
British Columbia which will derive a
benefit fromthis duty und the transportation bonus, is something like
1.1,600,000 tons. There may be some
little difference arising from thc fact
that some provinces record their coal
output in long tons und others in
short, hut those are the figures which
I obtained from the government bureau. An increase of twenty-five cents
u ton on the present basis of production, provided there beno further increase in production—and the whole
idea of this policy is to increase thc
quantity of coal mined in these districts, although possibly it may not
do so—will provide an increase of
price or of profit if you like, of $3,-
",76,000 annually. While other parts
of Canada are getting this sum yearly
under this item, we stand to get absolutely nothing. I was going to say
that we stootl to get something from
the duty on lignite, but in the last
few minutes that duty has bcen taken
away. In addition we lose tbe sale of
of 48,480 tons. There is no gainsaying that; that again is a matter of
statistics. Thut is the quantity which
we export yearly to the United
States. Call it 50,000 tons and I shall
explain how an increased duty on
bituminous coal coming into Canada
is going to prevent us from selling
50,000 tons in thc United States. The
reason is this: the United States tariff on coal entering that country is
free, but if any outside nation imposes a duty on United States coal, a
similar duty will be placed automatically on thc foreign conl going into the
United States. Therefore we see at
once, now,that the duty has been
raised to seventy-five cents a ton 'rin
United States coal coming into Canada, the duty on coal going from
Canada into the United States will,
Hot by legislation but automatically,
be raised to seventy-live centB a ton.
We are working on a very close margin. On the Island we have deep coal
mines which are expensive to work.
•By scraping and cutting' and paring
down costs to the limit we were able
to secure this market in the United
..States for 60,000 tons.
Mr. Gordon; What is the costof Island coalf
Mr. Neill i Somewhere around
$8.40 a ton, varying somewhat as to
-how acute the economic pressure is.
Mr.. Gordon: What is ttie spread
between the cost at the pit mouth and
the sale price of the same coal in
North Vancouver, sixty miles away?
Mr.' Neill: I do not know. I am talking about coal Bold in Seattle.
Mr. Gordon: The hon- member will
find there Is nbout 16.36 .of a spread
between the two places.
;; Mr. Nelll: This la an old, old
standby, to take the lowest, minimum
screwed down wholesale price and
compare it with the price delivered in
sacks, 200 yards away from the sidewalk, into a man's cellar, Thatls played out as an argument.
Mr. Gordon: Colonel Vllllers does
not consider it Is played out. He stated that he was cutting down the price
by establishing his own selling agen-
fit.u    tn    V'in..fint'o..    and    .rtanal.y    m.i-
ting $1.26 off the price.
Mr, Neill: What bearing has that
on the question?
Mr. Gordon: It has a great bearing
Mr. Neill: The hon. gentleman will
have an opportunity to explain It, but
I cannot see it. By adopting a chees-
parlhg policy at every point, the coal
rhines have been able, under desperate economic pressure, to cut down
costs so as to capture the local, domestic trade: But I am not talking
• about'the domestic trade at all. If it
is necessary, I shall discuss it, What
I am talking about is that the increased duty of twenty-five cents per ton
will prevent us from selling 48,480
tons ln the United States, for this
reason: W« have either got to absorb
It—and we cannot absorb tt—or we
must lqse the trade. That is what the
increased duty on bituminous coal is
doing for our coal mines.
Mr. Cordon! What effect will that
have, on the Crowsnest pass coal
mines? ■
Mr. Neill: I am talking of Vancouver Island coal mines.
• Mr. Cordon: But the export from
the Crowsnest pass coal mines to the
United' States is very much more than
■ that from the Vancouver Island coal
mines.
Mr. Neill: I am not dealing with
the Crowsnest pass coal mines, nor
with the Alberta nor the Nova Scotia
coal mines. Sufficient unto the dav is
theeVfl thereof. I am dealing with the
poor effect that this supposed Canadian national fuel policy is going to
hive on the district I represent and
" on tfiat represented bv mv friend
from Nanaimo. As I said, the nrices
are too. close to enable us to absorb
the two bits a ton extra dutv und we
will have to lose that trade or sell
at a loss. To be fair, I was going to
say at that point that we must offset
th"t by the lignite coming in from
Washington because we hoped to capture that trade, but by putting lignite on the free list again, tonight
even that business has been taken
away, from us. That leaves us, as I
say, "with 60,000, tons of coal trade
that we are going to lose, worth more
than $200,000 to us. You can hardly
expect mc as representing a portion
of the Vancouver Island coal mines
to be wildly enthusiastic about a policy of this kind. It is all very well to
talk about being broad-minded, about
taking a national viewpoint, but the
idle miners in Cumberland or Nanaimo cannot trade off those lofty national sentiments at the grocery store
for food for their wives and children.
They are not negotiable there; they
may perhaps pass here.
Now perhaps if anyone was in the
chair who had a finicky obsession as
to adhering strictly to the rules of
debate, I might be forbidden to deal
with the other phase ofthls matter.
But I think the right hon. Prime Minister would admit that It would be
better to discuss it under this item
because the two phases are so intimately related. I refer to the transportation   bonus,   which   is   interlocked
' with the duty phase of the subject.
It will save repetition of this argument when we come to the bonus item
in the supplementary estimates if I
deal with it now.
I said at the beginning that the
nationny fuel policy had been applied in two ways one, by way of increasing the tariff; the other—what
I am. now going to speak of for the
moment—by a transportation bonus
applicable to thc different coal fields.
It is there that on? would naturally
look for some compensation for us
to make up for what we have suffered by an incrceased tariff. I quite
agree that taking a national viewpoint it may be imperative in some
cases to do one district harm in order
to secure the greater benefit to some
other place; but when thatis done it
is the act of statesmanship to provide
by some compensation method so that
the district which suffers at one point
will be compensated at another. And
here is the opportunity that arose for
giving us a compensating advantage,
but instead of that it has made our
comparative position a great deal
worse. We are worse off under that
phase of the situation. We get 25
cents a ton transportation bonus, on
our bunker coal only, while other
parts of Canada get from $1.25 up to
$2.25 on their transportation costs.
As a matter of fact we do not get this
25 cents a ton on all our output but
only on our bunker and part of our
export trade. The hon. Minister of
Immigration mentioned some 50,000
tons. I do not know where he got his
figures, but I am prepared to produce
statistics—in fact, I think I have a
telegram from-the head of one of the
coal mines on Vancouver Island—to
show that last year the bunker
trade of Vancouver Island was 101,-
800 tons, At 25 cents a ton bonus that
could give us $26,470. Now It Is proposed, I understand to allocate something like $2,000,000 towards this
bonus transportation scheme, and it
is figured that it will move 1,800,000
tons. If we strike an average of $1.50
a ton then out of that $2,000,000 we
ought to get $103,000—and wc do
not.
Mr. Bennett: One is a rail haul; in
the other case the mines are on an
Island within a short distance nf the
shipping port, ■
Mr, Neill 11 will deal with that later
on. We ought to get $163,000—and
we are getting nothing. In fact we are
getting wores than nothing. I am not
in a position to prove it, but I firmly
believe that in the past—and still
worse will it be in the future—the
bonus given th; Alberta coal field has
been used and will continue to be
used In part In Increasing the quantity they are actually shipping to
Vancouver in competition with our
Island coal.
Mr. Gordon: What increase are
they getting on their Vancouver cool?
Mr. Neill: Tbey are getting no increase on that movement, but they
are getting so much to take it east
that they are applying a certain
amount pf that money as a bonus rate
on the coal that they ship into Vancouver. If that is not so, how is is
that Alberta coal Is sold within a few
miles of opr coal mines?
Mr, Gordon: Do I understand the
hon. member to say that the Alberta
coal mines are making so much money that theyare able to make up the
loss on their coa| going to Vancouver
out of the money they make on their
coal coming east?
Mr. Neilli I do not know how they
figure It out, whether by red Ink or
black ink figures but I do know that
since the bonus was given to the Alberta coal mines there has been an
increasing quantity of their coal shipped west as well aa east. A few years
ago an hon. member representing one
of the Alberta coal districts stood up
In his place.in this house and said:
"Ao   ui.nn   aa   W*  fiM>*   tlta   k.MII,  nn   rtlut
eriBtern'shlphie'hts'we will ship west
as well," T objected to that but he
said he did not care Whether I objected or not. ,
Mr. Gordon: The Alberta and
Crowsnest pass mines were shipping
coal into Vancouver long before this
subvention was In effectc.
Mr. Nelll. But it has been coming
tn increasing quantities since this
bonus was granted.
Mr. Gordon: Has the hon. member
any figures showing the Increased
quantity shipped west since the subvention was put into effect?'
Mr. Nelll: No, but It is worse than
it was before. As the man spoken of
In the Bible said, "Whereas I was
blind, now I see". Before the bonus
was granted their coal did not come
within five miles of our pithead; now
it does. Tbe national fuel policy—if it
is the night policy—ia intended to
assist coal from various fields to
reach its respective markets. In the
east it was to compete with foreign
coal. As the Prime Minister tripped
me up the other day, it is not going
to a foreign country. In the east they
want to compete with coal of foreign
origin. What we want is the same
principle practically—we want assistance to go into a foreign market
and compete there. What is the difference in the long run? Our hoped-
for market happens to be in South
America, and if we could have got
$1.50 or $1.25 or even a dollar we
might have made shift. Instead of
that where one province can get up
to $2.25 a ton we have to be content
with two bits. There was a time in
the west when there was no smaller
coi nthan two bits, and if one wanted
any smaller change than that amount
he got back a box of matches. For
the information of eastern members
I may say that two bits is 26 cents. If
the Prime Minister would allow us a
seventh of a cent per mile to our
markets in Chile or Peru we would
be satisfied, but such a rate to the
water, which ' is only twelve miles
away from our mines, is of no particular benefit.
Mr. Bennett: The ratio of water to
rail carriage is about forty to one.
Mr. Neill: But the distance is fifty
to one. Let us summarize what we get
out of this—and I am not- trying to
overpaint the picture, because goodness knows it is bad enough with any
trimming; when one has a good case
there is no need for exaggeration.
What do we get out of it? We get
$25,470 in bonus. From that must" be
deducted ,if possible, the loss of trade
to the United States amounting to
$293,000. If We take $25,000 from
$293,000 we have somewhere around
$277,000 ofa loss. That is a dead loss,
most of it probably in wages.
I should be glad to hear any argument which could upset those figures.
Possibly by using different figures the
absolute detail might be changed to
a certain degree, but the principle
remains the same. The Increased duty
will kill our trade to the United
States, on the one hand, and 25 cents
a ton bonus will hardly take it out of
sight of the mine, to say nothing of
taking it to South America. I wish
to repeat, because I want to be fair,
that i am not complaining of the adoption of the policy. I ask, however,
tbat it be applied fairly.
The bonus to the various coal
mines has been Introduced by an order in council. That order In council
recommended that the government
(continued on page four)
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Twice the fun .Twice the speed Twice the reason
to let loose with all you've got in way of laughs!
SIT TIGHT
Winnie LIGHTNER
JOE L BROWN
Screen's Wildest Cut-Ups Cut Loose Together!
FUNNIEST THING ON FOUD FEET! — FUNNIEST PICTURE IN  FOUR YEARS!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 27, 28 and 29
FIFI DORSAY
is the sex appeal and
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is just a peel
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of the Screen
in
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laughing out louder      Qp QRANGE
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CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, ft C.
PAGE THREE
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By-Law No. 95     39th Annual Report
An Invitation to .   .   ,
Cumberland  Housewives
A special demonstration with a lesson daily, every
afternoon next week, July 27 to August lst will be held
in our store by MrB. Francis of the Canada Starch Co.,
Limited. Mrs. Francis is a wonderful demonstrator and
will demonstrate Mazola, the Canadian salad and cooking oil, also other products of the Canada Starch Co.
All housewives of Cumberland and district are cordially
invited to come to our store and meet Mrs. Francis; you
will And her a very charming young lady and willing to
give you a lot of information.
AFTERNOONS ONLY EXCEPT WEDNESDAY
• ■ ••■■■ ee.e.eefeeeeeee
Full stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
at
I Matt Brown's Grocery
A BY-LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE
PURCHASE OF CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC LIGHTING COMPANY
LIMITED, AND TO PROVIDE
WORKING CAPITAL THEREFOR.
gji     Phone 38
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For Service and Quality
Cumberland
************************»*******»*»**************************•*********.
"Keep Kool"
c/ln Electric Fan and
a Hotplate will solve
your hot kitchen problem
We carry a complete line of
Fans and Hotplates and
our prices are right
For Sale by:
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co., Ltd.
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Cumberland and Union
Waterworks  Co.,   Ltd.
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ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL PLUMBING
AND REPAIR WORK.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
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Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
E. L SAUNDERS
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
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RILEY'S TRANSFER
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
 PROMPT ATTENTION	
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
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Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
WHEREAS by an Agreement bearing the date the 19th day of December, A.D., 1901, made between the
Municipal Corporation of the City of
Cumberland and George Wilt Clinton,
as trustee for a corporation to be
formed (which agreement was entered into by authority of a by-law of
this corporation which received the
assent of the electors on the 9th day
of January, A.D., 1902, and was reconsidered, adopted and finally passed by the Municipal Council pn the
20th day of January, 1902), it is provided by Clause 7 thereof as follows:
"The Corporation shall be at
liberty at any time to purchase
the .said undertaking, property
rights and privileges  (meaning
thereby the undertaking, property rights and privileges of the
Cumberland   Electric   Lighting
Company Limited) at such price
aB may be agreed upon by them
and the Company and in case of
difference  at such  a  price  as
shall be determined by two arbitrators, one to be appointed by
each party in difference, or their,
umpire, subject to the provisions
of the Arbitration Act or any
then subsisting statutory modification or re-enactment thereof."
AND WHEREAS under authority
of By-Law No. 84, dated the 18th day
of July, A.D., 1929, duly assented to
by the electors on the 26th of June,
A.D.,   1929,  and  approved   by  the
Lieutenant-Governor in  Council on
the 18th day of July, 1929, the Municipal Council was authorized to purchase    the    undertaking,    property
rights and privileges of the Company
at a price not exceeding Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) or in the
event of difference at a price to be
fixed by arbitrators in pursuance of
the above recited terms of the said
contract of the 9th day of January,
1902.
AND WHEREAS by Award of the
Arbitrators, dated the 7th day of
March, 1930, the undertaking, property rights and privileges were valued at the sum of Seventy-four Thousand Dollars ($74,000.00) and the
Company was awarded the costs of
arbitration.
AND WHEREAS the amount of
the debt which this by-law is intended
to create is $80,000.00
AND WHEREAS the said sum of
Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,-
000.00) is to be used for the purpose
of paying the said sum of $74,000.00
and costs and the balance is to be
used for working capital and supplies.
AND WHEREAS it is intended to
charge repayment of the said Debentures upon earnings of the said undertaking, property rights and privileges when acquired, and the estimated amount of the rentals or rates
and charges of the said undertaking
chargeable for the year 1931, is $30,-
754.17.
AND WHEREAS except for the
charge contained in By-Law No. 84
of the Corporation (which is hereby
repealed) no amount of money has
already been chni-gcd upon reiit-le-ot
rates and charges.
AND WHEREAS it is proposed to
give in addition the guarantee of the
Municipality for the repayment, of
the principal sum to be so borrowed
together with interest thereon, and it
is estimated that no amount will be
required to be set aside out of current revenue of the Municipality for
the payment of principal and interest
of the said debt.
NOW THEREFORE the Municipal
Council of the Corporation of the
City of Cumberland enacts as follows:
(1) For the purpose of purchasing, operating and maintaining
works for the supply of electric
light and electric power to the
Municipality, and to localities
adjacent thereto, the purchase of
the undertaking, property rights
and privileges, both within and
without the corporate limits of
the Corporation of the City of
Cumberland, for and on behalf
of the Corporation, from the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited, and the reconditioning of the same, if necessary, is hereby authorized.
(2) The Municipal Council of the
Corporation of the City of Cumberland is hereby authorized to
pay to the Cumberland Electric
Lighting Company Limited such
sum as the Arbitrators have determined not exceeding in ag-
gregate the sum of Seventy-four
Thousand Dollars ($74,000.00)
and costs, and In addition the
value of the supplies on hand, as
the full purchase price of the
said undertaking, property rights
and privileges.
( 3) For the purpose aforesaid, and
for providing working capital, it
shall be lawful for the Mayor of
the City of Cumberland to raise
and he is hereby authorized to
raise by way of loan from any
person, persons or Corporations
who may be willing to advance
the same on the credit of the Debentures hereinbefore mentioned, the sum of Eighty Thousand
Dollars ($80,000.00 and to cause
the proceeds of the said Debentures to be paid into the hands
of the Treasurer of the City for
the purpose aforesaid and with
the object hereinbefore recited.
( 4) It shall be lawful for the Mayor to cause any number of Debentures not exceeding $80,-
000.00 in total, to be made out,
each for such sum of money not
less than One Hundred Dollars
($100,00) or an equivalent expressed in pounds sterling of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain, at the value of $4.80 2/3 to
the pound sterling, as may be
required, and all Debentures
shall be sealed with the seal of
the City of Cumberland, and
signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Treasurer of the
said City.
( 5) The said Debentures shall
bear a date within three months
after this By-Law takes effect,
and shall be payable in twenty
(20) years from such date at
such place or places in the City
of Cumberland, or elsewhere in
the Dominion of Canada as the
Council may by resolution direct.
( 6) The said Debentures shall
have coupons attached for the
payment of the interest ut Five
(continued from page one)
Attendance Allowance to
Board Members
July, 1930  $    8.00
August, 1930  10.00
September, 1930  8.00
October, 1930  ,  10.00
November, 1930 ..;..'.  12.00
December, 1930 .'...'.  20.00
January, 1931  '..  10.00
February, 1931  12.00
March, 1931  12.00
April, 1931         24.00
May, 1931  .....'._  12.00
June, 1931         10.00
$148.00
Specialists' Fees
July, 1930—Dr. H. W. Riggs
re Mrs. Peters ....: $     176.00
Dr.  W. A. WhiWlaw re
Mrs. Walker ,.       30.00
Aug., 1930—Dr. Gordon re
S. English  i       32.00
Dr. Gordon re H. Raffle        7.60
Dr. Gordon re A. Sinclair        2.60
Dr. Gordon re Chew Sing      32.00
Dr. Robert Crosby re Mrs.
Walker , .'.       10.00
Dr.  W.  A.  Whitelaw re
Mrs. Frame '-.!.       28.00
Dr. A. W. Hunter re Mrs.
Frame  /...'.       30.00
Sept.,   1930—Dr.   R.   B.
Boucher re Mrs. Conrod      36.00
Dr. Robt. Crosby re Mrs.
Lockner           8.00
Dr. Robt. Crosby re Geo.
Shearer       83.00
Dr. Robt Crosby re Mrs.
Shearer !         8.00
Dr. Robt. Crosby re Chas.
Shellito         86.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Miss
Abrams          8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Miss
Vaughan          8.00
Dr. F. W. Brydone-Jack
re A. Gear       13.00
Dr. Scott Moncrieff re M.
Williamson          6.00
Oct., 1930—Dr, Robt. Crosby re J. R. Dick ....j       16.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Mrs.
Campbell  i         15.00
Dr.  J.   Christie  re  Mrs.
Keenan  !       60.00
Dr. Hall re Miss Thoburn      50.00
Dr.   J.   Stewart V   E.
Hughes  .',  6.00
(6) per cent, per annum on the
amount of the Debentures, and
shall be payable half-yearly on
the First Day ef December and
the First Day ef June in each
and every year/
( 7) There shall'be set aside annually during the. currency of
the said Debentures the sum of
12,08a.40 tu meet', the whole
principal sum of the said Debentures at the Maturity thereof.
( 8) And there shall' be set aside
half-yearly, and paid, the sum
of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,-
000.00) to meet the interest due
■upon the said debt, and any
money so required to be set
aside shall not be deemed or taken to be part of the revenue for
general purposes of the Munici-
apllty and shall not be intermingled with any other funds of
the Municipality.
( 9) The Municipal Council shall in
each year ascertain the extent
(if any) to which such rentals
or the proceeds of such rates or
charges are insufficient for the
purpose of meeting the payments as hereinbefore mentioned, and any deficiency shall be
paid out of the general revenue
of the Municipality,
(10) The provisions of By-Law No.
84 are hereby repealed but nothing herein contained shall be
deemed to invalidate any act er
thing done or agreement made
under and by virtue of the authority conferred upon the Municipal Council by the "Cumberland Electric Lighting Company
Limited Purchase By-Law 1929",
being By-Law No. 84.
(11) This By-Law shall before passing thereof receive the assent of
the electors of the Corporation
of the City of Cumberland, and
for this purpose the vote of the
electors shall be taken by William Horsey Cope as Returning
Officer at the Council Chamber
in the City Hall in the said City
of Cumberland, B.C. on the 30th
day of July, 1981, between the
hours of eight o'clock in the
forenoon and Eight o'clock in
the afternoon both inclusive, and
the said William Horsey Cope is
hereby authorized and required
to give the proper notice and to
do and perform all things necessary and requisite for such purpose.
(12) This By-Law shall take effect
when it shall have received the
assent of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
(13) This By-Law may be cited as
the "Cumberland Electric Lighting Company Limited Purchase
By-Law", being By-Law No. 96.
READ a first time, this 10th day of
July, 1931.
READ a second time ,this 10th day
of July, 1931.
READ a third time, this 10th day
of July, 1931.
RECEIVED the assent of the electors this .... day of July 1931.
FINALLY   RECONSIDERED  ond
ADOPTED this...., day of	
1931.
RECEIVED thc assent of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council this . . .
day of 1931.
TAKE NOTICE that the above is
a true copy of the proposed by-law
which will be taken into consideration
by the Council in the event of the assent of the electors being obtained,
and that votes of the electors of the
said Corporation will be taken thereon on Thursday, July 30th, 1931, between the hours of Eight o'clock in
the forenoon, and Eight o'clock tn the
afternoon both inclusive at the City
Hall.
W. H. COPE, City Clerk.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
July 14th, 1931.
Nov.,  1930—Dr. Robert
Crosby re Geo. Ramsell ..       10.00
Dr. Robert Crosby re N.
Hayashi          8.0O-
Dr. Robert Crosby re
Chin Gin       25.00
Dec,   1930—Dr.  W.  E. J.
Ekins re Harold Jones ....        6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re C.
Dando          6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re B.
Ash          8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re K.
Jackson         10.00
Dr.  W.  E.  J.  Ekins re
Chin Gin         16.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re A.
J. Taylor         6.00
Dr. J. Christie re G. Kay      60.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re E.
Pistoni     112.00
Jan.,   1931—Dr.  Robert
Crosby re Mrs. J. Frelone      75.00
Dr. R. B. Boucher re Alex
Dunsmore         10.00
Dr.  Brydone-Jack re A.
Auchinvole     125.00
Feb.,  1931—Dr.  W. E. J.
Ekins re J. Wain       25.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re E.
James           6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Mah
Wing        26.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re H.
Banks           6.00
Dr. Robert Crosby re J.
R. Dick          8.00
Mar., 1981—Dr. Brydone-
Jack re A. Auchinvole .... 5.00
Apr., 1931—Dr. R. B. Boucher re Mrs. Conrod       10.00
Dr,  W. A. Whitelaw re
Chas. Franeioli       40.00
Dr.  W. A. Whitelaw re
W. Davies       17.50
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re T.
Bartholdi          10.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re T.
Obara          11.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re S.
Ash         8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Eklns re N.
Kaga       26.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re M.
Torada         26.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re W.
J. Keenan          5.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re G.
Abrams          6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Mr.
Scott          6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re E.
James           6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re Mrs.
Watson        22.00
May, 193 1—Dr. W. A.
Whitelaw re R. Watt       40.00
Dr. McLennan re W. Davies        76.00
June, 1931—Dr. W. E. J.
Ekins re C. Strachan ....        8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re B.
Williams          8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re I.
Watt          6.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re M.
OHJamwr         -    8.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re T.
Obara         60.00
Dr. W. E. J. Ekins re E.
James           26.00
$1,701.50
Special Nursing
July, 1930—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Cameron $    6.00
Mrs. B. Whyley re D. Walker       42.00
Mrs. E. Butler re L, Thoburn       6.00
Aug.,  1930—Mrs. C. Dando
re D. Ray         7.50
Oct., 1930—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Cameron      9.00
Nov., 1930—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Cameron      6.00
Dec, 1930—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Cameron       3.00
Mrs.   B.   Whyley  re  Mrs.
Frame    20.00
Feb., 1931—Mrs. E. Butler re
Mrs. Simpson     39.00
Mar.,  1931—Mrs. C. Dando
re Mrs. Yano      2.50
Apr., 1931—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Harrison      8.00
June, 1931—Mrs. B. Whyley
re Mrs. Harrison     10.00
$188.00
Hospital Specialists' Patients'
July, 1930—Nanaimo Hospital re L. Thoburn $ 14.50
Aug., 1930—Medical Dental
Hospital re Mrs, Frame ....    16.00
Sept., 1930—Vancouver General Hospital re Chas. Shelllto  ....s,.    76.86
Vancouver General Hospital re Geo. Shearer   3.36
Vancouver General Hospital re Geo. Shearer      20.50
Oct., 1930—Vancouver General Hospital re Geo. Shearer      36.46
Nov., 1930—Vancouver General Hospital re T. Graham    20.66
McKee-Coleman Laboratories re Alex Dunsmore      8.50
Dec, 1930.—Vancouver General Hospital re Chin Gin ..    60.00
Nanaimo   Hospital   re   E.
Pistoni      29.60
|III,H
Repairs and Extension to
Cemetery
Nov.,  1930—Lnyritz Nurseries   $ 71.75
W. D. Howells   70.00
F. Simister   63.00
Mar., 1931-4-P. McNiven .... 16.60 .
Lumber and Gates  43.40
G. Horwood, plowing, etc. 250.00
Apr., 1931.—Comox Creamery, seed   48.60
G. Horwood, seeding, etc. 40,00
May, 1931—Lumber   T.t\»
Pipeline Contract  ftOO.M
Clearing Old Cemetery .. 60.00
June, 1931—C. H. Tarbell
k Son, fittings       16.90
Pipe and Freight     769.82
Valve   boxes   and   extra
line in Cemetery        66.00
Interest on Savings
Account        234.42
$1,801.65
Medicine
July, 1930—R. C. Lang $ 221.80
Aug., 1930—R. C. Lang  202.85
Sept., 1930—R. C. Lang  170.55
Oct., 1930—R. C. Lang  215.25
Nov., 1930—R, C. Lang  224.20
Dec, 1930—R. C. Lang  224.65
Jan., 1931—R. C. Lang  218.80
Feb., 1981—R. C. Lang  242.73
Mar., 1931—R. C. Lang  222.30
Apr., 1931—R. C. Lang  224.80
May, 1931—R. C. Lang  227.85
June, 1931—R. C. Lang  209.00
$2,604.78
Miscellaneous Disbursements
July, 1930—Secretary  $ 16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Aug., 1930—Secretary  16.00
Auto Hire from Union Boy 3.00
Islander, Annual Report
and Notices   30.00
Sept., 1930—Secretary   15.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Cumberland  and  Union -
Waterworks Co., water  4.50
Oct., 1930—Secretary   16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Nov., 1930—Secretary .......... 16,00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Dec, 1930—Secretary   15.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard  26.00
Jan., 1981—Secretary   16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard  16.00
Cumberland  and   Union
Waterworks Co., water .... 6.00
Feb., 1931—Secretary   16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard  13.00
Mar., 1931—Secretary  16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Islander, prescription forms 33.00
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard     12.00
Apr.,  1931—Secretary    15.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 6.00
Cumberland  and   Union
Waterworks Co., water  4.50
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard  15.00
May, 1931—Secretary   16.00
Auto Hire from Union Bay 3.00
Tender Notices   4.00
Wm.   J.   McMillan   re   E.
Pickard    12.00
June, 1931—Secretary  16.00
Cumberland   and  Union
Waterworks Co., water .... 20.00
$41100
Summary 1930-31 Receipts
June 29 to July 26 1930—
Collections   1
1,971.64
July 27 to Aug. 13, 1930—
1,965.17
Aug. 24 to Sep.t. 20, 1930
—Collections  	
1,905.00
Sept. 21 to Oct. 18, 1930
—Collections  	
1,769.98
Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, 1930—
Collections  	
1,876.12
Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, 1930—
Collections  	
1,790.51
Dec. 14 to Jan. 10, 1931—
Collections  	
1,919.32
Sale of Plots 	
20.00
Jan. 11 to Feb. 7, 1931—
Collections 	
1,796.27
Feb. 8 to Mar. 7, 1931—
Collections  	
1,741.77
Mar. 8 to Apr. 4, 1931—
Collections  	
1,722,20
Apr. 6 to May 2, 1931—
Collections  	
1,643.65
May 3 to May 30, 1931—
Collections  	
1,451.93
May 31 to June 27, 1931 —
1,433.07
$23,012.63
Paid Medical Officer
June 29 to July 26, 1930 ..
.$ 628.26
July 27 to Aug. 23, 1930 ..
.    626.20
Aug. 24 to Sept. 20, 1930 ..
.    606.27
Sept. 21 to Oct. 18, 1930
.    564.01
Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, 1930 ..
.    690.57
Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, 1930
.    582.28
Dec. 14 to Jan. 10, 1931 ..
.    605.93
Jan. 11 to Feb. 7, 1931 ..
.    572.30
Feb.   8 to Mar.   7. 1931 ..
.    655.70
Mar.   8, to Apr. .4, 1931 ..
.    548.1)6
Apr.   6 to May   2, 1931 ..
.    529.17
May   3 to May 30, 1931 .
.    464.21
May 31 to June 27, 1931 ..
.    461.54
$7,338.10
Summary:  Financial Statement
RECEIPTS
July, 1930—
To Balance  $10,936.96
Collections 1930-1931 .. 22,992.63
Sale of Cemetery Plots 20.00
$34,184.01
DISBURSEMENTS
Medical Officer $ 7,335.10
Cumberland Hospital  9,600.00
Attendance  Allowance to
Board Members   148.00
Specialists' Fees   1,701.60
Special Nursing   158.00
Hospital Specialists' Patients   285.30
Repairs,  Improvements &
Extension to Cemetery.. 1,801.65
Medicine  2,604.78
Sundries    411.00
Balance, Savings Account,
June 30th, 1931   7,991.05
Balance, Current Account,
June 30th, 1931   2,147.65
$34,184.01
Respectfully submitted :-
JAMES DICK.
Secretary.
Approved, Finance Committee:-
G. J. RICHARDSON.
H. WATERFIELD.
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Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
R. R. No. 1, Cumberland, B. C.
PHONES:   	
(Office, Cumberland 169
} Night Call, Courtenay 134X
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CUMHERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 24th, 1931.
SPECIALS
36 pairs Boys' Tweed Pntns, Shorts, made ofn tweed that will
wear well und give a great value for your money, sacs to 10
years, price per pair   59c.
KIDDIES' OVERALLS—00 Kiddies' Overalls with straps, made
of a blue and khiiki chnmbray—just the thing for the hot days
Price, each   35c.
BOYS' BASEBALL CAPS—Flannel caps with celluloid peaks
assorted colors, protect the boy's head from the sun. Each 35c.
GIRLS' AND BOYS' SOX—About 3G pairs of boys' and girls'
mercerized sox ■% length in a good assortment of colors, most
sizes. Regular prices were 75c. on sale at per pair   39c
RAYON PRINCESS SLIPS—Ladies 'Rayon Princess Slips, in
shades of nile green, gold, helio and black and white any size
procured. Quite and assortment in stock—well made and shaped
us well as flared. Price each $1.50
BATHING SUITS—The famous Jantzen bathing suits, the suit
everyone should wear, real comfort, every new line, just call
und see them.
BOYS' AND GIRLS' ALL WOOL BATHING SUITS—A fail-
assortment of ull wool bathing suits for the boys and girls.
Special Price   $1.58
CELANESE HOSE—Real value in this beautiful quality of
celanese hosiery, they have the appearance, the style, und fit
of a really high grade hose.    Price each   75c.
PURE SILK FULL FASHIONED HOSE—For One Dollar we
cu ngive you a real selection of some of the best makers of
Hose in Cunuda including Corticelli, Kuyser, and Circle-Bar,
three of the highest grade makers. The quality will surprise
you, and our selection of colors is very good—One Dollar.
LADIES' SILK HOSE—For $1.50 we offer you a choice range
of hosiery—ull good makes. The kind of hose we have been
selling for years, thut has given our many customers such satisfaction. When ynu think Hoie think of Sutherland's.
Sutherland's
DRY GOODS STORE
MINTO
The many friends of Mrs. A. Wain
will be sorry to hear that she has
become a patient at the Cumberland
General Hospital after being ill at
her home for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stalker, Sr., Mrs.
J. Stalker, Jr., and daughter, Vera,
motored to Nanaimo Monday to meet
Mr. J. Stalker, Jr., of Winnipeg, who
has just arrived at the coast and- will
spend a short vacation in the district.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart spent last
week visiting in Victoria.
Mr. Campbell Morgan is visiting
his brother Irving in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Genge, Mr. T. Dill-
man, Mrs. A. Gray, Jr., Mrs. H. Con-
rod and Mr. A. Gray, Sr., motored to
Oyster River on Sunday.
Mr. Ji Stalker, Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
J. Stalker, Jr., and Mrs. Carter motor.
ed to Menzies Bay on Tuesday to
spend the day.
Special  Cash  Prices for
Saturday and Monday
Men's Silk Polo Shirts   S1.25
Men's Silk Underwear, vest and drawers, per suit $1.35
Men's Silk Combinations, button on shoulder $1.00
Sathing Suits in all wool, in smaller sizes $1.25
Men's Bathing Suits, all wool $2.95
Boys' and Misses' Bathing Suits "Pride of the
West", regular $3.50, now $2.45 and  S1.95
Bathing Caps from   15c.
Men's Combinations in fine balgriggan 75c.
Boys' Combinations, 22 to 32 50c.
Boys' Summer Sweaters, reduced to 39c.
Children's Khaki Overalls   45c.
Boys' and Youths' Bib Overalls in blue, khaki and
black, sizes 22 to 32, special at 95c.
Miners' Rubber Boots, special   $2.95
La'dies' Hose, per pair 25c.
Ladies' fine Cotton Bloomers, on sale at 35c.
 •_ • —•	
These are all Money Savers—Don't Miss Them
Frank Partridge
(late Mackenzie & Partridge)
Opposite The I'ost Offlce Cumberland, B.C.
'fiMMft
Personal Mention
Miss Rhoda Walton wasa visitor to
Cumberland on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Con Reifel were visitors to Cumberland on Monday and
Tuesday.
Archie Dick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Dick spent the week end with
his parents. Archie is taking the summer course at thc University of British Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gray have taken up residence, for a time at their
Lake Cumberland home.
Mrs. T. Hobbs entertained a tew
friends at a social tea at her home at
West Cumberland on Friday evening,
in honor of Mrs. Hepworth ol Nanaimo who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. Strong, for the past two
weeks. Those present were Mrs. Hepworth, Mrs. J. Strong, Mrs. Etherlngton, Mrs. J. Lewis, Mrs. T. Bates Mrs.
T. Baird and Mrs. T. Hobbs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Richards, Gwen
and Chev., of Nanaimo, were guests of
Mr. Richards' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. Richards on Saturday.
Mr, and Mrs. Luther Mills, of Black
Diamond, Wash., accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Barfoot. of Parksville w>-
tored here Saturday to visit Mr. and
Mrs. D. Hunden and family,
Mr. and MrB. li. Finch of Cassidy
motored here to spend the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. W. Kenmare, New
Townsite.
Miss Kathleen Morrison, of Coombs,
Is spending the vacation with her
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bond.
Mrs. Hepworth returned to her home
In Nanaimo on Saturday after a two
week's visit to her sister, Mrs. J.
Strong.
Mr- and Mrs. Bentham of Cassidy
motored here on Saturday to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Matt Uttler, They rf turned
to their home on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Schmidt and Archie McMillan returned Sunday from a
holiday trip to Seattle. Mr. and Mrs.
H. McMillan motored to Nanaimo to
meet them.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Spence, of Nanaimo former residents of West Cumberland, motored here at the week-end
They were accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. A. Spenqe, also of Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Farmer, of Black
Diamond, Wash,, old time residents of
this city motored here recently and are
renewing acquaintances In the district.
Mrs. J. J. Potter Is visiting relatives
ln Vancouver,
Mr. Andrew Brown and Mr. Alex
McDonald left on Saturday for Vancouver on a short vacation.
Mr. H. Hewitt of Vancouver who has
been the guest of Mrs. O. Conrod and
family for a few days has returned to
his home via Victoria,
Mr. Amos Lobley, of Nanaimo, form-
. erly of this city Is visiting relatives
and renewing acquaintances here,
SHINGLES
FOR PRICES SEE
Peter Dickinson
agent for
Fanny Bay Shingle Co. Ltd,
Box 105 Cumberland
Wood and General Hauling
24—TELEPHONE—100
TAXI
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
British Columbia's Favorite Brew!
Ask
for It!
CL
AU Vendors' Stores
and Licensed Premises
now sell this special
brew ... a rice and
malt beer of supreme
quality and flavor.
Victoria Phoenix Brewery
Limited, Victoria, B.C.
Mrs. G. J. Richardson returned to
Cumberland on Sunday after spending the past two weeks visiting in the
Fraser Valley and in Vancouver.
Many boats at Lake Cumberland
were set adrift on Monday night owing to the high winds prevailign. Residents at the lake wept out to secure
some of the boats drifting around
and one or two rescuers were forced
to jump into the lake, or rather pitched into the lake by the action of the
wind and water. Some narrow escapes
were recorded, but fortunately no-
thing serious happened.
Mrs. J. Donnelly of South Wellington spent the weekend here, the guest
of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Donnelly, Jr,
Mrs. J. Strong will leave this week
for a visit to relatives and friends at
Nanatmo and other Island points.
Rev. E. and Mrs. Robatham and
family of Chemainus have taken a
cottage at Royston for the summer.
Mr. John Cavanaugh of Port Alberni
was a week end visitor to Cumberland.
Master Robert and Master Peter
Mitchell of flew Westminster *re
spending the vacation with their
grandmother, Mrs. R. Mitchell,
Mr- Jim Potter and his niece, Misa
Audrey pe Coper returned, last week
from a visit to relatives at Taepnw,
Washington. They were accompanied
by Mrs. Mamie Treloar and ohlldrtn
end Mrs. W. Treloar of Tacoma, who
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs,
James Potter,
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton returned
on Saturday from a stay of several
weeks ln Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Coe, Mr. and Mrs.
W. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. A. Williams motored to Oyster River where
they spent the week end. Among the
Cumberland residents who spent Sunday at Oyster River were Mr. and Mr*
W- Herd, Mr, and MM- J- <W!nn Misa
Jean Quinn and Miss Alice Brown, Mr.
and MrB. C. Buttress, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
J. Moncrief, Mr. and Mrs. R, MoOrath
and guests from Alberta, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Murray, Miss Verna Murray and
Miss Josle Burghlner, Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Irvine, Mr. and Mrs. W. McLellan, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Struthers, Mr and
Mrs. W. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Shields, Miss Nina Shields and Miss
Dilys Williams,
Miss Jessie Mplntosh of Vancouver
is the guest of. Mr. and Mrs. W. 8u!!=
ock, West Qumberlanfl.
Mrs, W. Shearer is the guest ot her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
T. Cessford at Bevan.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Martin ot Vancouver spent several days here guests of
Mr. and Mrs. B- Jones  New Townsite.
Mr. and Mrs- Prank Potter, of Kam^
loops, motored here last week tp be
the guests of the former's parents, Mr,
and Mrs. James Potter for a time. Mr.
Potter Is a native son of this city and
fc pn. tho slaff nf'Komlnnns hiffh SChol.
Bev, J, R. Hewitt has joined his
family at Qualicum where they will
holiday for a month.
Miss May Bmlth Is over from Port
Alberni on a vlBit to her parents, Mr,
and Mrs. James smith, Windermere
avenue.
Miss Doris and Misa Eleanor Bailey
of Vancouver are spending their vacation with their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs, J, R, oray, New Townsite.
IN MEMORIAM
In-loving memory of Preston Bruce
who passed away July SB, 1(130,
Just as the day is passing
And we are here alone,
There always comes a longing
If he could only come home,
His smile we will always miss,
His name we oft recall;
But there's nothing now to answer,
But his picture on the wall.
Just when his life was brightest,
And when his hopes were best,
God took him trom amongst us
To a home of eternal rest.
Inserted by his loving wife and
family.
IN MEMORIAM
(WEIR)—In   loving   memory   of
our dear son and brother (Thomas)
who passed away July 23rd,  1928,
age 24 years, at Cumberland, B.C.
The memories of the joys we shared
Those happy days together,
Still binds us in that love divine
That Death can never sever.
Fondly remembered by his Ma, Dad
Brother and Sister-in-Law. *
HA€fi|:NCCy
n.iru- Traclom, Tri.il.rs, Log Bummers.
WincliM. Slump 1'ullers, Sul>-«--.U>ra Mols
l)rs:nm, Und Ktvellcr* Bulldozers,
Hr-rklillm Kiwi' (iMf-rs, Mainisiiiers.
Oilers, Ripper* Plows, Kulltrs, Scnperi,
Hock Crushers, Lime Pulverliers Ditchers,
rum-iii. Gunline snd Diesel Engines,
Kohler Electric Plants. Ooraestii* Wster
System*. Power Shovels, Hoisting Mui-iiin-
ery. Air ('omprwwori Cement ind PJMttf
Mixers, Kln-lrir S_ws. Plymouth Ucw
niut * vet, Ssuitmm Exeavitnre. Power
U*n Mowers and Hollers. Machirterv
(t>r iv.ry purpose.
BROWN, FRASER & Co. Ltd,
1190 Htmer It   '   Vancouver B.C.
Nila advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by  the
Government of llr'.tish Columbia.
• DR. W, BRUCE GORDON •
:          Dental Surgeon •
) Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave. •
• Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre •
• CUMBERLAND, B.C. :
P. P. Harrison
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
Main Office
Courtenay         Phone 268
Local Offic*
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone 11ER or 24
BONUS ON ISLAND
COAL DEBATED IN
FEDERAL HOUSE
(continued from page two)
put a sum in the supplementary
estimates to meet the estimated expense. Of course that will be done.
The only remedy is to increase the
bonus in the supplementary estimates
to take in this dollar a ton for our
mines.and change the orders in council. I trust that the government will
yield to the representations—and I
know they have had a great many of
them—from British Columbia. I
might quote a communication from
Premier Tolmie as follows:
After careful consideration, this
government strongly supports the request of the British Columbia coal operators for some adjustment of coal
policy, as set forth in your budget
speech. Letter setting forth argument
sent hy Hon. W, A. McKenzle to you
June n. Request first that bonus on
bunker coal and export coal other
than to United States, be raised from
25 cents to $1 a top.
He goes on to say:
Situation so desperate in coal mining that every effort must be made
to protect all possible markets.
I have a further communication
from thc Victoria chamber of commerce, a very conservative body,
which sent by .our mail to their member for Victoria (Mr. BHwkettj ». re*
olution which set out—that if the
bonus on the foregoing coal from
Vancouver Island were raised to (1
a ton it would he commensurate with
the aid provided for on Albert and
Nova Scotia coal,
That is support for my claim for
equality, i
Mr, Bennett: But the difficulty is
that it is not. Seven cents a ton land
transport applied to water transport
would enable people to be paid for
carrying the coal away.
Mr. Nelll: I did not hear my right
hon. friend.
Mr. Bennett: If the hon. member
applied the land transport rate to
water carriage there would he a hon
us so great as to enable people to
compete to get the opportunity to
take the coal away; they would compete for the privilege of carrying it,
Mr. Neill i My hon. friend does me
small compliment when he thinks I
am advocating anything like that.
Mr. Bennett: Thnt is the suggestion.
Mr. Neill: It is not essential to put
it in on an exact rate per ton mile.
All that is needed is to say that a coal
mine in Vancouver Island shall get
a straight bonus of $1 or $1.25 per
ton. So desperate is our need we will
come down to a dollar, although
$1.60 would be more appropriate,
and $-..26 WQWld he the strictest justice. The provincial government take
the matter up and say:
These facts were emphasized when
Nova Scotia operators two years ago
applied to the tariff board for an increase in the duty, and the British
Columbia government engaged counsel at at Ottawa to oppose the application because the granting of it
would strike a blaw at the industry in
this province. The application was
refused.
That was two years ago. I have a
wire, of recent date reading as follows:
Premier R. B. Bennett, in a wire to
provincial Premier Tolmle Thursday
stated that the demand for a dollar
per ton bonus on bunker coal would
receive favourable consideration.
Mr. Bennett: Favourable consideration?
Mr. Neill, No, alsal it was not favourable; ii It had been favourable I
would not be on my feet now.
Mr, Bennett; I am not so sure,
Mr. Nelll; If the Prime Minister
would change the word "careful" to
"favourable" it would be quite satisfactory.
I shall now quote the remarks of
Senator Robertson of Labour in the
present cabinet. The minister was in
the west Investigating the conditions
of distress. While there he was told
by men not specially. Interested In the
coal industry that if he wanted In
part at least to relieve distress In
British Columbia all that was necessary was to grant $1 a ton on coal,
and that the coal industry could then
take care of their own. unemployed.
Although he did not tell me so, I understand from the press he expressed
the opinion that that was a very reasonable proposition because it would
enable the people to help themselves,
and he stated that he would pass the
information on to the government an
soon as he returned.
Mr. Bennett: Since the hon. member has dealt so carefully with.thc
matter, has he considered what the
effect would be of granting a bonus
of $1 a ton in connection with the
countries he has mentioned, and the
question of the tariff rate they would
have to pay?
Mr. Neill: Coming from those
places?
Mr. Bennett: No, going into them.
Mr. Neill: Do you mean such as the
United States would charge—the United States with their reciprocal item
in their legislation?
Mr. Bennett: No, not countervailing, but something equivalent to our
dumping duty.
Mr. Neill: I did not think that conception of economics had yet reached
South America.
Mr. Bennett: Oh, long ago.
Mr. Neill: Well, they are not so far
behind us in iniquity as I thought they
were.
Mr. Bennett: It is wonderful that
the hon. member believes in bonuses
at all.
Mr. Nelll! I am prepared to wade
In economic iniquity, because the situation Is so desperate—to wade in
blood, If necessary. The $1.60 or
$1,26 would be fully justified by the
government to equalize what had
been given to other parts of Canada.
The supplementary estimates should
provide an increased bonus to take
care of this matter. No tariff change
would be required, but only an order
in council. Until then I am not going
to condemn the government or seek
to make political capital out of the
situation: I am going to assume that
the Prime Minister—because after
all he is the responsible party—is sincere in his desire to formulate a national fuel policy which will do justice to everybody. I have his written
words to that effect, and in that connection I shall refer tothe eighth item
of the platform with which he went
to the people. It says:
We pledge ourselves tn such compensating adjustments as will ensure
Pain and irritation quickly
relieved and prevented with
Lang's Cream of Lilies
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Lang's Drug Store, Cumberland
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Voile Dresses, sizes 14 to 44, all one price, d»« QP
Ladies' Panamas $2.95
Ladloa' Hata     1.95
Mercury Pure Silk Hose, all sizes, all colors    1.00
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the benefit of the above policies to
every part of Canada.
To tell the honest truth, during the
election I did not understand that
plank; I went about rather ridiculing
it and challenging my opponents to
explain what it meant, but no one
could make a stab at it at all. Since
then, houever, like Saul of Tarsus—
though I do not compare myself to
him in other respects—I have seen »
great light, and now I understand the
meaning of this somewhat obscure
nj-nk. It Js the guarantee and the
justification for the action for which
I am now asking. The Prime Minister
might have had this very situation in
mind when he put those words In the
platform. It is admitted that he cannot help us by an increased duty, hut
he is trying to help other parts of the
country lit that way, so I still hope
he will j|ome forward in? the supplementary' estimates and give us that
compensating adjustment which is required. He has the support of hia own
platform and of the Conservative
party in British Columbia. 1 am going
to assume that he will do justice and
will not be so unsportsmanlike, or so
unstatesmanlike, as to inflict this un-
justice upon these mining districts.
Cumberland 71
For Groceries
Save steps in this hot weather. Stay where it is cool
and let us deliver to you
Groceries—Just Phone us—we are prompt and careful.
Mumford's  Grocery
"If You Get It at Mumford's, It's Good"
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