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torty-fIFth year-no. 37.
With wblch Is -consolidated the Cumberland News.
A vote for MacDoqald is a vote for^li^Cumberland-
Alberni  Highway and a Programme of Constructive Development
aoaasasaQasQUEnaataaaaaacscaaaaaeia^  Published under authority of tha i'nirm».Ai>,„,.,i r.„
We understand that a big effort ls
about to be made with a view of
forming a big Badminton Club with
headquarters at the Imperial Pavilion
at Royston. Tills huge pavilion has
room for 4 courts and ls recognized
ai one of. the best in the Province.
It ia quite likely that a meeting will
be held within the next week or bo
for organization purposes, as the
season usually starts about October
1st. Notification uf such organization
meeting will very probably be made
through the press.
So far as the Cumberland enthusiasts are concerned, we have been led
to believe that a Club at Royston
would have their greatest support and
A special appeal is going to be
made to tbe younger element to gel
behind the movement tor better Bad-
mlnton, antl there Ih no reason why
this district should nol produce some
lirst class players. With professional
soccer players and boxers In England
nnd Scotland adopting tbe game as
an aid in keeping them in condition
a great deal of popularity for the
great  indoor  game  bas  developed.
Local footballers are seriously considering including Badminton amongst
their activities.
J. E. Armisliuw, Fanner-Labor Candidate for Comox-Alberni, will hold a
meeting in tlle Ilo-llo Theatre on
Sunduy, Sept. 12th, commencing at
8:30 p.m., and will bo assisted by Mrs.
Clayton, of Victoria, and Mr. J. L.
Collett, ot Sayward. Everybody welcome.
(Published under authority of J. E.
School Activities
At Powell River
POWELL RIVER, Sept. 8.—Publlc
schools of the town and district have
re-opened for the fall term. The new
eight-room school Hearing completion
nnd to be known as the Brooks School
ivill be far enough advanced to take
care of one hundred and fifty scholars. The original Powell River
school will be known as the Henderson school. At Westvlew, In the suburbs, a new two-room school Is under
construction and will probably be
ready for occupation iu October.
Miss Brett wlll be principal at the
new Brookss School and In the temporary absence through illness of
.Miss Helen Urubam, .Miss Milne will
uc teacher at Westvlew,
A good sized crowd was on band that ot her side filled with machinery
at the Gaiety Theatre, Courtenay, on j manufacturing  paper, judge  what  a
MondflV   lAFtt.   »nfl   hanrA   Tl,.    0)«««   u*   I
Monday last, and heard Dr. Simon F.
Tolmie.    Minister    of    Agriculture,
difference it would make, the Increase
Died at the Cumberland General
Hospital, Sunday, Septembr 5th, 1626,
Mrs. Barbara Davis, aged 29 years and
7 months, wife of Charles Talbot
! Seldom has It been our duty to
record so sudden a death. A dark
gloom spread over the community as
It was whispered from one to another
that Mrs. "Bert" Davis was gone. She
Pledge  Mr.  Meighen  to  a  policy of'11"    «"-■■*»••<•*■<■■•    there  would   be.   It L„   0. '  „ '     .     T^ Stte
Federal aid  for .„,„., ,„.,,.  ..!     'would take „„„»,., inn „ , T   *'   ™   aff<-ctl°**<"--   disposition,
Neill Criticises Conservative Candidate
W.B.A. Outing
A. W. Neill was lu town last night | —---
on  his  return  from  the North.   He
said he had found that people seemed
to be losing Interest in the discussion .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
of the Customs probe and the Consli- ■    One of the Jolliest outings ot the
tutlonal Issue, possibly because both season was held at Comox Lake on
questions had been so much dagger- Friday evening  last  when   about 30
ated by Mr. Meighen and Mr. King, members of the W. B. A„ and their
People were now concentrating their friends,   paid   a  visit  to  their  Com-
attcnilou   on   old   ago pensions, thc tuander, Mrs; Frelone, at her summer
benefits of the  budget, and  tho In- home.     The   large   crowd   gathered
creasing prosperity of Canadian busl- round a bonfire built by Mr. Frelone
ness due to the Australian and other on the lake shore, indulging in slng-
treaticB. Ing, games and amusing stunts.
Mr. Neill stated he was surprised i    Quite in keeping with the present
to hear of the many criticisms now
r—°-     ,"a."<    iu   a   jjuiicy   ill :      —-'**    "=•     u
Federal aid for trunk roads with a woui(I take another 400 or 500 men to
special promise that the Cumberland-! manufacture that paper. Mr Mac-
Albornl road should be undertaken. \ Donald thought the paper should be
Mr. George O'Brien took the chair, j manufactured and sold lu this coun-
and briefly Introduced Mr. D. R. Mac- try. It would employ a large number
Donald, the Conservative Candidate.  | of people and also give a market to
Among other things, Mr. MacDonald ' 'he farmers.
In his opening remarks said: "As' And now on the East Coast, he said
conservative candidate for Comox-1 we have a sawmill cutting up British
Alberni, I assure you I am pleased Columbia timber and all lt raanufac-
to see tho number that are here to- j lures are second and third grade logs
night and I am also pleased to be'. sawing those logs up and shipping lo
with you as I have lived in tlie din- j all parts of the World. Mr. MacDon-
trlct thirty-three years and have seen ' aid claimed these logs should be cut
It grow up to what It is at the present \ In the Comox-Alberni district and give
time. I might say since the opening employment here which would make
of our campaign I have travelled over I for a larger population. He spoke io
the entire Comox-Alberni riding. We : the foreman of that mill and asked
were up the West Coast and took in him why they shipped those first class
every place along that Coast and logs out of B. C. and the reply was
then back down the East Coast and'that they had mills on the American
It will take up all this week to finish : side and they had to keep them going
south of here, and I say It was a very I Mr. MacDonald siild that In his
good and encouraging trip for tho' opinion they should be manufactured
conservative candidate of Comox-Al-; hero and give employment to neonle
bernl. ' •        ■   ■ -
bright and winning in her ways, so
that friendship's circle was to her a
large one. Indeed, It may be said of
her, that "none knew her but to love
Only a few years ago she was married to Charles Talbot Davis, whom,     , ne
she  leaves  with  two Bmall  boys  to i junes,
mourn   ha.  In—      "*     '■	
LADYSMITH, Sept. 7.—The eleventh anniversary of the Vancouver
Island Mine Safety Association,
which was held on Monday, Labor
Day, on the Ladysmith Athletic
Grounds, was one of the most successful field days held In the history
of the association. Unusual Interest
was taken In the lengthy programme
prepared by the committee. About
1,000 spectators witnessed the various
events, all of which were of a most
Interesting nature the honors In each
being very keenly contested for. It
was a day when a genuine good
spirit existed between the companies
and their employees in their various
official capacities.
The Hon. Wm. Sloan, Minister of
mourn her loss. To her the struggle
and burden-bearing of earth are ended, and we confidently trust that like
one who awakes from a troubled
dream sbe has awakened to see life's
endless morning break and knows herself at home with all the vast throng
| here, but he said that as long as tbe
put forward by the Conservatives
against the Old Age Pension bill. He
had not thought it possible tbat so
many faults could be contained In
such a short bill. He would deal
with them at his Courtenay meeting.
But there was one general answer to
them all, and tbat was, why had they
not been brought forward lu the House
of Commons or the Senate; anyway
they were all matters of detail, whereas the bill was defeated In the Senate
on Its second reading, when only Its
principle ls voted upon.
Mr. MacDonnld's Policy
Shown a pamphlet In which Mr.
MacDonald stated his policy was "to
five everyone a pension irrespective
of means or period of residence," Mr.
Neill doubts If such a suggestion has
ever been put forward by anyone before, and has certainly never been
adopted by any nation. The Impossibility of lt would be shown, hy considering the enormous expense, which
would mean an addition to our taxes
of one hundred million dollars a year.
The only possible result of such a
policy would bo to deprive the aged
poor of any hope of a pension by Insisting on It being extended to reach
those of moderate menus, nnd those
who are rich, who had no need of it
and were not asking for a pension.
Also the suggestion that no period of
strenuous days of the political cam
pnlgu, three ladles disguised as aspirants for honors in this district,
made their speeches to the audienc?,
the laughter making lt difficult to
forecast Ihe result on polling day.
Aunt Jemima was also there with her
large family, even the little (?) baby,
causing great fun.
A drawing for six lovely bouquets
resulted In awards to Mesdames R.
Brown, Young, Frelone, Bryant, V.
Smith and Baird. Delicious refreshments In abundance were served by
Mrs. Frelone and assistants.
Mr. John Shortt returned home on
Sunday from Vancouver where he has
been Government Radio Inspector for
the past six months.
"■"** — """.'.", — — ----- --i phlet,  wiin  Mr.  .uncuonald's picture
residence should be required Is both   ,,„ „,„ ,m(;k   conUht|n|f        lc  car.
being made by the Conservatives to
increase the duty on America* coal.
This would be all right for Nova
Scotia mines, but would be disastrous
to the conl mines of B. C. because
this would automatically raise the
tariff to the same extent on our coal,
cutting off our trade with Seattle,
where a lot of our conl Is now being
Bold (at a close price). This would
cause much Idle time in our local
The Comic Supplement
On being shown n copy of a pam-
wlth  Mr.  .Mai-Donald's  picture
"We have a large district in Comox-1 Government allowed them to ship the
Alberni and It Is a difficult one to' logs out, they would continue to do so
travel over.   We have not the time | but that tbey would be quite wllliag
that we should have to give ourselves ! to cut thom up In B. C. If the Govern-1 -• -
justice and the people justice, for we\ ment would not allow them to ship' erts
cannot  meet them all  ln  the short.across the line.   So, Mr. MacDonald'    ""
time, but are doing our very best.      jsalf, it is the policy of the Conserva-
"As to the Policy of the Cquserva-' tlve government to see tliat those logs
tlve party to-dny. this Is a policy of I are manufactured here and give em-
protection which means protection for ployment to local men. He also said
our Industries, protection for farmers, j that wo do know that our minerals
laborers and fisherman and it Is only j are crossing the line and giving em-
through a policy of protection that' ployment there, whereas if we had
Canada can prosper. We have large i Iron and steel mills here what a dif-
resources In Canada such as lumber,; fcrence It would make
minerals, farm lands and fish aud if Mr. MacDonald then spoke ot the
these things were protected as they comparative tariff on Farm Produce
should be there Is no doubt that Cau- j going Into the United States and said
ada would be a more prosperous j that the tariff between the United
and popular country than It ls today.  States and Canada should be just as
"First we can take up along the j high as coming from Canada Into the
Coast where we have a pulp mill thnt '• States, that it should be raised up
Is only manufacturing pulp. I visit- j level with the United States and thus
ed that mill, went all through it, and [protect what our farmers produce In
they are selling that pulp to all parts j this country, and until this Is done
of the World.   He said It was a very | the farmers can not prosper as they
was present, al^o a number of
prominent officials, among them
being Col. Villiers, of Cumberland,
and Mr. T. Graham. Cumberland;
Mr. T. Jackson, of Nanaimo; Mr.
Wake, Seattle; and Mr. II. E. Miard,
Inspector of mines, B. C.
 „,    one of the most Interesting events
of loved ones, missed from earth, safe J was the 3hfel<I. a special trophy of-
about her. Her home Instincts were [ fere(i bv ,he department for miners'
strong here In this feverd world of I reBcuei *n wh*ch 0Tent Fcrnle team .
disappointment. Her affection for ': took fll.st piacei Extension second aud
friends and kindred was tender aud i Cumberland third. Those taking part
abiding. I -n  tne winning teams  each  received
The funeral took place on Wednes- j handsome prizes In prop irtion to their
day nfternoon from the residence of!poB|tlon   ln  tne  contests.   Following
the deceased's father, Mr. W. J. Keen-|are some of tnfJ ,-esults:
an, Derwent Avenue, Interment taking i Conlnon tun
place  lu  the Cumberland  Cemetery, i
large building nnd one side of tt was
filled with machinery cutting up the
timber and sending It to all parts of
the World, whereas the other sldt
of the building was empty.   If we had
should, ^^^^^^^^^^
With   reference   to   tlic   Old   Age
Pension Bill, Mr. MacDonald said that
this bill went through the House and
(Continued on Page Two)
Queen Bertha Now Reigns At
Powell River
wit*  Mr.   David  Hunden   officiating.!    Won   "•'  Cumberland   No.  1,  Wm.
The pall-bearers all Intimate friends j Beverldge'  capta"l;   J*  willlaln8'  T*
of the family, were Messrs. W. Herd, I Brown' H* Waterfleld, A. Watson.
S.L. Robertson, W. Westfield, O.Rob-!    SeC°nd  PUCe'  Na"i'1""'  N°'  h °'
ts, J. Davis and J. Derbyshire. Simpson,   captain;    W.    Bailey,   W.
Many beautiful floral tributes were i Thor'")' M' 8curr' T* KotllC'J,•
received   and   are   hereby  gratefully I T*« "an Efcnt
acknowledged by the family: j    w°n by Williams, Watson nnd Wn-
Globe—Jlr. and Mrs. W.# J. Keenan j terfleld,  of Cumberland.
land Family. I    Second, Wallace and North and Brl-
Wreaths—Lady  Foresters,  Pythian ! tails of Britannia.
Sisters,   Nessle,  Gordon  and Archie, |	
Mr. and  Mrs. Joseph Reese, Mr. C.' FALL FAIR AND
Davis and  daughters,  Mr. and  Mrs.j     L0GGEBS> p,CN,c yERY
W. H. Reese.
Sprays—Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Baird, j LARGELY ATTENDED
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Weir and family, j  •
Mr. and MrB. T. James, Mr. and Mrs.      A   huge  crowd   attended   tho. dual
R. K. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. event—the Fall Fair and Comov Log-
Brown, Jimmy and Andy Walker, Mr. gers' Picnic, held at Courtenay on
and Mrs. James Hardy of East Wei-' Wednesday last, under Ideal weather
llngton,   Betty   and   Treasea   Brown,  conditions.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Stevens, Mr. and The sports were held In the auto
Mrs. S. L. Robertson, Barbara, Harry park at Courtenay and wero open to
and Margaret, Talbert and Alvln Dav-' all comers, some magnificent prizes
is, Mr. and Mrs. D. Bannerman, Mr. '■ being donated by the Logging Co.. tbo
and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. events In many cases proving very
A. M. Morelll, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bever- j exciting and close finishes,
idge, Mr. and MrB. V. Frelone, Mrs. A big feature of tbe exhibition was
L. Francesclnl. Mrs. Olbb, Mrs. O. W. the magnificent display from Hornby
Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Brown,' Island, and great praise was bestowed
Mr. and Mrs. J. Miller of Bevan, Willie I on the Islanders for their very credlt-
and Robert and James Brown, Bessie,' able showing. A partial list of win-
Annie and Dot. Brown. ncrs will be found on Page 2.
School Trustees And Senior Matric.
Tho regular meeting of the Board
of School Trustees was held ln the
Public School last Tuesday evening,
all the members being In attendance.
Included In-the communications was
was the cause of no little discussion.
and some of the Trustees felt that
their stand on the mutter ought to
be  definitely outlined  lu  a letter to
unjust and Impracticable.
I toons, Mr. Neill lnughed and said that
.VW..O! ..... „ciu i.iuKin-u mm sam mai
In the same pamphlet, Mr. Neill 11,0 always knew thnt ho look a poor
saw a statement that Mr, MacDonald photograph but he had not thought lt
had the assurance of the Federal und wa8 aii |)al| aa -„ ,b[s parnphiet, but
Provlnclal members that tho road | taking the pamphlet as a whole as a
from Alberni to Cumberland would he j sample of Mr. MacDonald's campaign
built. He could not understand this, | literature and comparing It with the
as naturally there are no Federal "independent Platform" published In
members at the present time, and ' (*,*a paper, he thought that tho writer
surely ereryone was aware that road j 0f "Comic Cuts" had surely underbuilding was a Provincial matter, estimated the intelligence and sense
over which the Dominion members , 0f fair play of the people of Cumber-
had no control. I land and Comox-Alberni District.
Mr. Neill said he noted ln the press; (Printed by authority of Cumborland
of Nova  Scotia  that  promises  were | Committee of A. W. Neill.)
a request from MIbs C. Bannerman I the press. No action was taken, how-
thnt she be appointed substitute ever, although it was made clear that
teacher for the coming term, and this If the public wants senior ma'.ric the
received favor with the Board. An-' Trustees aro quite willing to estnb-
othor* communication from the Pro- j "sh such a class, provided pupils aro
vlnclal P. T. A. contained a resolution  available.
to the effect that a course In Safety Principal Shenstone submitted tho
Education In Fire Prevention be In- following list, showing that tho
corporated In the curriculum of B. C. averages of the Cumberland High
Publlc Schools. The Trustees felt School wero well nbovo those of the
that this was a wise step and gave   Province in   '11 but two subjects:
POWELL RIVER, Sept. 6.—To-day a new queen was crowned
to reign for the next twelve months in the paper realm. To-day,
Queen Mabel, who has held the high office for thc past year abdicated her throne and relinquished her crown to the recently
elected Queen Bertha. The crowning of the Paper Queen was the
principal attraction in a long programme of interesting events
that had been arranged by Powell River Lodge, No. 63, B.P.O.E.,
for the entertainment of their guests, the children of the city and
district.   Promptly at noon the royal car arrived at the baseball
park, where, on a specially erected and decorated dais, the crown-, dor8ation.   Mrs. t. Banks was chosen I Subject
ing ceremony was performed by Mr. R. Bell-Irving, mill manager j to represent Cumberland at the forth-< Eng. Literature
for the Powell River Company.    The grandstand was thronged  coming School Trustees' convention,  j Latin  Authors
with persons anxious to have some little part in the celebration I   B*»8 and account8 totalled »2'670*67 j if""' 0ra"""a*-
e pl-u      .   r, j .v. j     e      i i *.  this   amount  Including  $1,680.00   for Fr. Translation
of Children's Day, and the words of welcome and encouragement! palntlng    t^ „    ,«    playground | Fr. Gramnlar
to the children, uttered by Mr. Bell-Irving were received with | equlpracnt and $397.37 for H|gh and | Eng. composition
generous applause. ; Public School equipment.   The addi-1 History
The   1926-27   paper  queen,   Bertha enworth,    Ruth    Flshlelgh,    Rachael; tlon of a third teacher to the High | Algebra
Tole. a dainty little miss from Myrtle Hamilton. Lela Peccoll, Ethel Cooke,  School staff also makes a new desk j Geometry
Point, was accompanied by a retinue Bessie Marlatt and Annie Vanlchuck,  and more chairs necessary. j Chemistry
of seven mnids of honor, Ethel Don- (Continued on Page Seven)        \    The senior  matric  question  again 1 Geography
the   resolution   their  unanimous  en-
dorsatlon.   Mrs. T. Banks was chosen  Subject
Ave. for
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Vote Conservative = D. R. MacDonald
Published under the Authority of the Comoz-AIbernl Conservative Association. PAGE TWO
Write £ov our
free booklet
on Baby's care
and feeding.
Condensed Milk
Tha Borden Co., Limited
VANCOUVER       14-26
List Of Winners
At Fall Fair
Registered Jerseys—Bull, 3 years
and over, Frank Clillds 1, John Crockett 2; Bull, 2 yrs. and under 3, R. U.
Hurford4, Bruce Towler 2; Bull snr„
lMs to 2 yrs., R. U. Hurford 1, Merle
Halliday 2; Bull calf snr., 6 months
and over, C. H. Hughes 1; Champion
Bull, snr., Frank Childs 1; Champion
Bull, junior, R. U. Hurford 1; Cow in
calf or milk. W. A. Urquhart 1, H. G.
Russell 2; Heifer, junior, 1 to 1% yrs.,
C. R. Worthlngton 1; Heifer calf snr.,
6 months and over. C. H. Hughes 1,
C. H. Hughes 2; Heifer calf junior,
under 6 months, 0. H. Hughes 1;
Champion female junior, C. R. Worthlngton 1. C. H. Hughes 2; Cow in calf,
dry, W. A. Urquhart 1, H. G. Russell 2
and Best Dairy Cow, C, H. Hughes 1.
embodying the most recent improvements and refinements and equipped with the detachable sweep-action
brush for picking up threads, lint, ravelings and other
surface litter.
consisting of 8-foot web covered hose, 30 inch extension tubing, 7 inch aluminum nozzle with detachable upholstery brush, and radiator tool—
For Sale By
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a 1/2-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Dairy Grade—Cow In calf or milk,
C. H. Hughes' 1 and 2; Heifer, snr.,
C. H. Hughes 1 and 2; Heifer, junior,
C. H. Hughes 1; Heifer calf snr., C.
R. Pringle 1; Best two dairy cows,
H. Hughes 1 and 2; Heifer calf jr.,
C. H. Hughes 1; Cow In calf, dry, W.
A. Urquhart 1, C. H. Hughes 2.
Heavy draught—Mare, W. A. Urquhart.
Agricultural class—Mare or gelding
3 yrs. and up, C. H. Hughes 1, R. 'J.
Hurford 2; Team, C. H. Hughei;
Champion horse or mare, C. Hughes.
General purpose—Mare or gelding.
3 yrs. and up, James Crockett 1, Bert
Carey 2; Team, James Crockett,
Oxfords—Ram, aged, W. A. Urquhart 1, A. R. England 2; Ewe, 2
shears and over, A. R. England 1 and
2; Ewe lamb, W. A. Urquhart 1, A. R.
England 2; Itnm lumb, W. A. Urquhart; Champion Ham, W. A. Urquhart.
Grade Sheep—Ewe shearling, Arthur Smith; Ewe lamb, W. A. Urquhart 1 and 2; Ewe, 2 shears and
over, W. A. Urquhart 1. Arthur Smith
Fat Sheep—Ewe, 2 shears and over.
W. A. Urquhart 1 and 2; Ewe shearling, Arthur Smith; Fat lamb, W. A.
Saanc Doe—A. Cole;   Best Kid, A.
Berkshires—Boar, under 1 year, A.
Smith; Sow. under 1 year, W. A. Urquhart 1 and 2.
Yorkshires—Boar, one year and up.
II. O. Cole; Hour, under 1 year, H. O.
Cole 1, John Crockett 2; Sow, 1 year
and up, H. O. Cole; Sow, under 1 yr..
John Crockett 1 and 2.
Grade Pigs—Bacon hog, C. Hughes
1. Arthur Smith 2.
Plymouth Rocks—Cock, M. S. Stephens; Hen, M. S. Stephens; Cock'-r-
el, M. S. Stephens 1 and 2; Pullet. M.
S. Stephens 1 and 2.
Rhode Island Reds—Hen, -Mrs. A.
Kerton;  Pullet, Mrs. A. Kerton.
White Leghorns—Hen, 1). McMon-
nies 1, J. W. Stalker 2; Cockerel. Dr.
Liddle; Pullet Arthur Smith 1. Dr.
Liddle 2.
While Wyandottes—Cock, W. A. B.
Paul 1 and 2; Hen, W. A. B. Paul. 1
and 2; Cockerel. W. J. Andrews 1, W.
A. B. Paul 2; Pullet. W. J. Andrews
1, W. A. B. Paul 2.
Dairy Produce
Display of Creamery Butter—Comox
Creamery Association; Dairy Butter,
Mrs. John Blakely; Plate of butler.
W. S. Hunter 1, Mrs. C. H. Hughes 2;
K-gal. Cream. W. S. Hunter 1, PHI
chard Bros. 2; Cottage Cheese, Mrs
C. H. Hughes; Fancy Cheese, C. R.
Worthlngton; Dressed fowls, Mrs. 10.
Phelps; Hens' Eggs "specials' while.
Arthur Smith 1, Secondo Galiafrlo 2;
Hens' Eggs "specials" tinted. W. A. B.
Paul 1. Mrs. E. Phelps 2; Hens' eggs
"extrns" white. Mrs. E. Phelps 1, Arthur Smith 2; Hens' Eggs "extras"
tinted, W. A. B. Paul 1. W. J. Andrews 2.
Harden Vegetable*
Green Wax Beans—A. Tyrell 1, Mrs.
Herbert Smith 2; Yellow Wax Beans.
Mrs. H. Morrison 1. (1. W. Edwards 2;
Kentucky Wonder Beans, Mrs. H.
Morrison 1, Mrs. Herbert Smith 3;
Beets, long, G. W. Edwards; Beets,
globe, Mrs. R. 11. McQuillan 1, Mrs.
Herbert  Smith  2;   Cabbage,   pointed.
D. M. Isenor 1. Mrs. II. Morrison 2;
Cabbage, round, D, M. Isenor 1, Mis.
H. Morrison 2; Cabbage, flat. Mrs. H.
Morrison; Cabbage, red. J. R. Sedgwick; Carrots, long. John Knight 1,
W. L. Hodgkin 2; Carrots, Int.. D. M.
Isenor  1,  John   Knight   2;    Carrots.
[short, John Knight 1, G. W. Edwards
12; Cauliflower, Mrs. H. Morrison;
j Celery, E. Muir; Citrons, Mrs. W. J.
■ Bennett 1, George Butchers 2; Corn,
J. W. Stalker 1, Mrs. J. L. Cairns 2;
Cucumbers, ridge, C. H. Beall 1, J. W.
Stalker  2;   Colectlon  of herbs,  Mrs.
C. H. Hughes;1 Collection vegetables,
D. M. Isenor 1, G. W. Edwards 3;
Leeks, G. W. Edwards; Head Lettuce,
George Butchers; Onions, yellow, J.
R. Sedgwick 1, A. Tyrell 2; Onions,
white, D. M. Isenor 2; Onions, red,
George Butchers 1, J. R. Sedgwick 2;
Onions, silver skin, J. R. Sedgwick;
ParBnlps, G. W. Edwards; Green Peas.
A. Tyrell; Early Potatoes, W. L.
Hodgkin 1, Mrs. E. Phelps 2; Late
Potatoes, W. L. Hodgkin 1, George
Butchers 2; Pumpkins, Mrs. E. Phelps
1, Roy MorriBon 2; Scotch Kale, G. W.
Edwards; Shallots, Mrs. H. Morrison;
Squash, Hubbard, Mrs. Herbert Smith
1, Mrs. E. Phelpa 2; Squash, A.O.V.,
Mrs. W. J. Bennett; Squash, largest,
Mrs. Herbert Smtih; Out-door Tomatoes, red, Mrs. Herbert Smlht 1, D.
M. Isenor 2; Green-house Tomatoes.
O. W. Edwards; Table Turnips. J. R.
Sedgwick; Vegetable Marrow, white,
Mrs. Herbert Smith 1, F. W. Tull 2;
Vegetable Marrow, green, Mrs. Herbert Smith 1, Mrs. E. Phelps 2.
Field Crops
Clark 1, Butler and Downey 2, D. M.
Potatoes—Green Mountain, H. R.
Isenor 3; Burbank, Butler Bros. 1,
George Butchers 2, H. R. Clark 3;
Netted Gem, H. R. Clark 1, George
Butchers 2, W. L. Hodgkin 3; Early
St. George, W. L. Hodgkin 1, D. M.
Isenor 2, Butler Bros 3; Any other
early variety, W. A. Urquhart 1, W.
L. Hodgkin 2, H. R. Clark 3; Any
other variety, late, W. L. Hodgkin;
Sheaf of Barley, J. R. Sedgwick;
Sheaf of Oats, W. L. Hodgkin 1; J. R.
Sidgwick 2; Turnips, Aberdeen, C. H.
Hughes 1, J. R. Sldgwlck 2; Mangolds,
globe, C. H. Hughes; Mangolds, long,
Arthur Smith 1, C. H. Beall 2; Carrots, red, W. L. Hodgkin; Pumpkin
or Squash, J. W. Stalker; Kale, J. W.
Stalker; Ensilage Corn, Arthur Smith,
Sunflowers, Arthur Smith.
Apples—Gravensteln, George Butchers 1, W. L. Hodgkin 2; Wealthy. W.
A. Urquhart 1, W. L. Hodgkin 2; Alexander. J. E. Vogel 1, Secondo Galiafrlo 2; Blenheim Orange, John Crockett; Any other fall variety, Secondo
Galiafrlo; King. H. Rossiter 1. Pritchard Bros. 2; Rlbston Pippin, C. W.
Leedham; Northern Spy, W. A. Urquhart 1, H. Rossiter 2; Grimes Golden, J. Lupton 1, W. L. Hodgkin 2;
Wagner, Pritchard Bros.; Coxa Orange, W. R. Pelrey; Rhode Island
Greenings, John Crockett; Baldwin,
J. Lupton 1, John Knight 2; Twenty-
ounce Pippin, W. A. Urquhart; Yellow
Bellcfleur, John  Knight 1,  Pritchard
! Bros. 2; Golden Russet, C. H, Beal;
Winter Banana, C. H. Beall; A. O. V.
.Winter. Pritchard Bros. 1. W. A. Urquhart 2; Largest Apple. W. A. Urquhart; Collection Apples, J. Crockett.
Pears—Bartlett, J. Lupton, Pritchard Bros. 2; Flemish Beauty. H. Rossiter; Louise Bonne de Jersey. Pritchard Bros. 1. J. Lupton 2; Clairgenu
H. Rossiter 1, J. Lupton 2; Beurre
D'Anjou, J. Lupton; Vicar of Wake
field. H. Rossiter; A.O.V., W. R. Perry 1; George Butchers 2; Colelctlon
of Pears, H. Rossiter.
I Plums—Yellow Egg. Mrs. A. Kerton; Ponds seedling. J. W. Slnlker 1,
\ Secondo Galiafrlo 2; Black Diamond.
;H. Rossiter; Grand Duke, George
Butchers; A.O.V., J. Lupton 1. George
Butchers 2; Italian Prunes. H. Rossiter 1, George Butchers 2; Damso-.is,
J. Lupton; Collection Plums, J. Lupton; Crab Apples, John Crockett 1.
C. H. Adey 2; Peaches. Pritchard
Bros. 1, C. H. Adey 2; Quinces. C. H.
Adey; Grapes, Secondo Galiafrlo;
Blackberries, C. H. Adey; Ever-bearing Strawberries, T. Stewart; Filberts, C. H. Adey; Walnuts, W. R.
Perrey; Collection Exhibition Fruit,
H. Rossiter; Box Apples, packed, Geo.
Further results will be announced
next week.
Dr. Tolmie Favors
[Federal Grant
Contluueed from page one
was supported by all the Consreva-
tives, Liberal and Labor members, and
tbe reason why the Senate turned it
down wus because It was not workable. He said that he did not think
it fair that after a man had lived (in
or 70 years that ln order to obtain
suport from the Government he should
have to assign over to the Government all his belongings. It was only
right that at their death these should
go to their sons and daughters. "1
assure you," Mr. MacDonald said,
"if elected as Conservative member
i for the Comox-Alberni district I will
j do everything ill my power to see that
I a proper old age pension bill shall go
I through, as a man who has labored
until he is 60 or 70 years should be
kept by the Government. The country ls rich and prosperous enough to
do so. I took the matter up with the
Rt.-Hon. Arthur Meighen when he was
here and he promised me that if he
went back there would be a proper
bill go through which would be a
credit to the people of this country."
Regarding Mr. Nelll's platform, he
said that lu his opinion 11 was no
good as Mr. Neill says that he, MacDonald, has to vote as Mr. Meighen
tells him. So has Mr. Neill to vote
whichever way Mr. King tells him. "1
assure you." Mr. MacDonald said. "I
am not going there to vote against
your Interests as Mr. Neill did in the
Estimates for Comox-Alberni." He
went on to say that there was no
money supplied to the Province of
British Columbia and it Mr. Neill, as
Independent, was working for our interests, and we have those estimates,
then we would have called bim an independent, but he is not. He said
there were lots of people along this
coast who were waiting on those estimates for employment an donly two
or three huve been passed so far, and
the other estimates that were passed
for this district were waste of money.
Mr. MacDonald then said he would
not take up any more time as Dr.
Tolmie was present to give them a
further outline of the Issues of to-day.
He finished his speech by saying:
"You people practically all know me
and I feel sure you have confidence
j lu me and will elect me on the 14th,
in return for which I wlll do every-
I thing in my power to work ln the
best Interests of Comox-Alberni Dis-
! trlct.
(Continued on Page Six)
Now is
the time
H to Eat ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Comox Creamery Pure
Jersey Ice Cream
Daily until September 18, 1926
Final return limit, October 31, 1926
Attractive Fares
in connection witb
Dally from Vancouver 9:50 P. M.
Full Particulars and Reservations from
Cumberland. B. C.
Telephone 35
Canadian National railways
ere an
Vancouver—All passenger record!
for outgoing ships to the Orient
from the Pacific Coast up to the
middle of August were shattered
when Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Russia sailed for Yokohama, August 19, with a passenger list of all classes of 517 in addition to many members of the diplomatic and government services
returning after  vacations.
Diwan Bahadur Sir T. Vijayara-
ghavacharya arrived recently from
London on Canadian Pacific liner
Montcalm at Montreal, en route to
Toronto where he will open the National Exhibition at Toronto. The
Knight with the lengthy name gets
over the difficulty for Canadian lips
by stating that it is quite proper to
address him as "The Diwan." Ht
may tour other Canadian cities on.
leaving  Toronto.
Banff Springs—"The last time I
visited Banff was over 30 years ago
and the trip this year has been a
most wonderful revelation," said
Brigadier-General H. S. Birkett, of
Montreal, who stayed at the Banff
Springs Hotel on his return from a
trip to Alaska. This coincides with
the opinion of Morlcy Roberts, famous English novelist, who after a
forty year absence from the West,
took part in thc last Trail Rideri
expedition early in August.
Calgary—This city had an exciting moment recently when the Most
Honorable tiie Marquis of Salisbury,
leader of the British Conservative
party in the House of Lords wat
made an Indian Chief of the Snr-
cees and given the name of "Eagle
Plume." The eeremony was conducted with al! solemnity, His Lordship kneeling on a blanket to receive the honor and being at the.
same time presented with a handsome beaded buckskin vest and
Beating the train to the crossing
is always a risk in favor of the
train but when a motorist halts his
car and waits until an engine is almost alongside him before he tries
to get over, then the risk becomes
an absolute certainty—against tho
motorist. This wns the case recently in Toronto where a car wat signalled to stop by the watchman at
a crossing, obeyed the signal, and
then decided he would still try and
get over. Fortunately there were no
injuries and the only sufferer was
the automobile.
Pictures of Gertrude Ederle's"
swimming, of the English Channel
were sent aboard Canadian Pacific
liner Empress of Scotland at the
last minute at Southampton and
then passed to a waterplane near
Anticosti and by it delivered to airplanes at Rimouski, thus beating
other pictures speeding to New
York on ocean liners by a full
twenty-four hours. This ia regarded
as one of the cleverest and speediest
methods of reaching this continent
from Great Britain that has ever
been successfully accomplished.
Members of the Empire Parliamentary Association, numbering
twenty-one delegates from the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and
the Irish Free State arrived in Canada recently on board Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Scotland.
They travelled across the Dominion
from Quebec to Vancouver, stopping
en route at Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
They sailed by S.S. Aorangi from
Vancouver. August 25 for Sydney,
Australia, where they will attend
the Association Conference to bt
held in September and October,
FOR SALE—8 Milking Cows. Apply
Sid Hunt, Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, B. C. 37-88
FOR SALE-AUTUMN FLOWERS, including Chrysanthemums, Asters.
Carnations, Roses, etc. Apply Mra.
R. R. McQuillam, Union Bay Road,
Courtenay.   Phone 20.
-* * *-
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
ever been caught a long way from home without
or a
Perhaps It's a
There's no need for It—we sell them all.
Phone 8 Cumberland, B. C.
RANCH FOR SALE-Contalning 80
acres, 10 acres cleared, orchard
bearing. Six-roomed House and
buildings, etc. Situate close to No.
8 Mine and known as Perez Park
Ranch. For further Information
apply to owner, M. Peres, Royston.
FOR SALE—Doubl°-Barreled English
Shot Gun, B.S.A., 12 Gauge, Ham-
merless. $25.00. Apply Dunsire,
Royston Road, or Phone 127L.
WANTED—We want cars. If you
have a car and need cfth, write or
call B. C. Motor Exchange Ltd.,
1052 Fort St, Victoria, B.C.     t.f.n. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1826.
the Cumberland islander, Cumberland, b. c.
The Cumberland Islander
Every person should
set aside a certain
sum each month in a
savings account, and then let it stay there. It is
astonishing how fast money at compound interest
increases. Fifty dollars a month at 6 per cent,
$14,522.40 in 15 years. Impatient investors, who
demand big returns in a short time, may lose their
ventures. The consistent, cautious man will be
content with periodical deposits at compound interest. He will be independent in a few years,
and meantime will have enjoyed the pleasured
and satisfaction that come from thrift.
A savings account is an investment. It yields
a low return, but it is safe, and as it accumulates
it can be turned into good bonds of $100, $500 or
$1000 denomination.
Life insurance is another investment. Its
money yield is low, but its return in protection
for dependents is high. Almost every person in
.gainful occupation should number these three, a
savings account, life insurance and bonds, among
his investment holdings.
There was a time, and not so long ago, when
the bonds of governments, states, municipalities
and corporation obligations were owned chiefly by
banks and a few wealthy individuals. Nowadays
everybody has the opportunity to invest wisely
or unwisely. Too many choose to invest unwisely
and thereby hangs a tale of woe.
There is absolutely no excuse for anyone, even
the most ignorant, to err in the selection of investment securities; still tens of thousands of
savers do err every year, and these invariably see
their savings swept away. It is not that such investors are without opportunity to learn all about
any kind of security offered for sale. Every
community has at least one individual, a banker
or a business man, who will furnish free and full
information about any project and by consulting
such authorities inexperienced investors may
save not only their money, but their chance for
future happiness and prosperity.
When your merchandise possesses the quality
to support your advertising statements, any reasonable sum that you place in advertising is bound
to increase your sales, and increased sales should
decrease your cost of production. A man with
one eye can see this—can see there are two profits
right here.
It is certainly an act of business blindness to
call advertising an expense for either the buyer
or the seller.
Any article that is not well advertised must
be produced in comparatively small quantities,
and this means the article must cost, to make, altogether more than it should, and the customer
pays the cost.
Advertising is as important in manufacturing
and marketing as oil is necessary to machinery
that runs.
NEXT DAY'S LOSSES   A group of fellows sat
up until three o'clock
in the morning playing poker.    Every one of
them was a loser, although two of the group quit
winners.   The big losses were all made the next
I day.   When we are physically tired we are men-
! tally weary.    Let a man come to his place of
business all used up from the night before and he
will be irritable and impossible.
The evening or the night before may only cost
a man one, five or ten dollars in cash, but the next
day it will cost him a lot more.
With the body weary, the mind wavers and
your purpose wabbles.
Business today is a survival of those who are
fit, and a man cannot lit into a business when he
is physically unfit. When you spend ten or even
twenty at night, you can figure that it will cost
you a lot more the next day.
When you have rested Well at night you can
face the old buzz saw of business next morning
and fight it to a finish. What you did last night
has a large bearing on what you will do today.
YOU CAN SEE THIS There are still a few old
fogies in the world who
insist that the buyer pays the first cost of advertising, but the great majority of people know
that this is not so.
! STRAIGHT ARM JABS    A shop apron and two
| greasy hands do not
bar anyone from the Courtesy Club.    The best
i tonic in the world before breakfast is a drink of
pure water, a whiff of fresh air, and a hearty
"Good morning" to your next door neighbor.
Most of us have ideas, but the fellow that puts
his across at the right time is the bird that cops
the bacon. So men folks train their ambition for
a hundred yard dash when they should train it
for an endurance contest. Thinking should make
your mind expand—but not your head.
The sensation picture of the
year at the Ilo-llo, Sept. 17,18
"The Johnstown Flood"
Special showing
of Early Fall
The newest exclusive styles in
Ladies' Fall and Winter Coats
and Hats.
Newest Modes in Ladies' Silk
and Charmeen Dresses.
Venus Silk Hosiery in al lthe
newest shades.
Special value in Ladies' Silk
Rayon Underwear in all shades.
Newest Modes in C. C. La Grace
Corsets, Corselettes, Long Brassieries and Brassieries, styles to
fit any figure.
Newest   Novelties   in   Curtain
Fabrics, Art Silk and Cretons.
New Fall Samples of "Fashion-
Craft" made-to-measure Clothing; Style, fit and workmanship
Just received the newest models
in Gent's Fall Overcoats.
Special values in Men's and in
Youths' Worsted & Tweed Pants
Lumberjack and Jazz Sweaters.
Hats,  Caps and  Ties.
Ilo-llo Theatre
at 8 p.ni.
G.  H. Morden
W. W. Foster
and  D. R.  MacDonald
the Conservative Candidate
All Are Welcome
I jgg3jSja20aMS!B*"**HBE^^
Published under the Authority of the Comox-Alberni Conservative Association.
For Best Quality
Fresh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons   -   -   Proprietor
Our Dining Room offers good food,
good  Bervlce,   reasonable   charges.
King George Hotel
sprinkling or Irrigation purposes except from tbe hour of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
G.   W.   CLINTON.
Managing Director.
Sutc barrel's of money—buy jour
ft  School Supplies at Lang's,
Ilo-llo   Theatre
This Friday and Saturday
\X * Ptese
CUapted tti FORREST HALSEY /ran a
In circus logs,
Sally in silks;
She'll make you
laugh; she'll also
make you weep.
Sawdust or mansion.
poverty or wealth,
tatters or velvets,
all the same to her.
She's innocent.darmg,
care-free, child-like,
but loyal, devoted, to
that adorable rogue
she calls
No Show on Monday
Tuesday, September 14
Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 15, 16
Big Double Attraction
Noman Kerry and
Greta Nissen in
j'The Love Thief
and ART ACORD in
"Western Pluck"
Friday, Saturday, Sept. 17, 18
"Early to Wed"
also the sensation picture of the year PAGE POUR
TI8 TRUE! I by Euclid', axiom one, rouge must be
Isn't it tunny?   A ruse Is a blind,  a  ruse.   And curiously enough It Is
a blind is a shade, a shade Is u shad-  true — Kitsilano Times.
ow, a shadow's a ghost, a ghost ls a ' 	
shade, a shade is a color, a color is   Boys will be boys nowadays and so
paint, and paint ls rouge.   Therefore,  will girls.
"The Radio Detective"
Pure beer
WHEN pure beer, aa is the case of British
Columbia, is available to the peop'e, the
drinking of liquors of high alcoholic content is
lessened and true temperance is promoted. The
legal, above-board and Government controlled sale
of beer in British Columbia, in licenced premises
by the glt\ss and in Government stores by the
bottle, l:as removed this Province from among the
communities in which alcoholism is a factor of
The attempt at total prohibition made in the
United States early showed its complete bankruptcy from a moral point of view and its utt?r
failure as regards enforcement. Now its ill can-
sequences from a social standpoint are becoming
To mention only one result, among seven million
people insured by the Metropolitan Lil'2 of New
York the death rate from acute alcoholism has
increased 600 per cent, since tlie enforcement of
prohibition was attempted. Which mean *, that as
pure beer was taken from the people an illicit
trade in concentrated and eaiily handled liquor of
high alcoholic content, and mostly poisonous,
sprang up and drunkenness increased.
Recent deaths from poison alcohol, made from
motor radiator spirit, in Ontario arid New York
afford an example of the harm of preventing the
use of light beverages such as pure beer. This
flood of death-dealing poison, naturally, did not
affect Quebec, where pure beer is to be had by
the people in the most free and open manner.
The people of British Columbia are protected
against the danger that comes from making
distilled liquors a beverage—for which they were*
never intended—and against the poison brews that
flood the United States, for British Columbia is
provided with pure beer by the five modern plants
of the Amalgamated Breweries, the sale of which'
is supervised and controlled by the government
Pure beer is a healthful and invigorating beverage of n
definite food value, with an alcoholic strength of 4 '■'j per cent.,
as required by law in British Columbia, only Sufficient to
stimulate the digestive system in thc most favorable degree,
lis consumption, inasmuch as it displaces tlic-drinking of strong
distilled liquors, is a GUARANTEE OF TEMPERANCE.
'rlie memli.TN <>f thc Amalgamated I'rewertiare: Vancouver
Brem-rlen. Ltd., Rainier Brewing Co. nf Canada Ltd.,
Westminster Brewery Ltd., Silver Spring Brewery Ltd.,
and the Victoria l-lmcnlx Brewing Co. Ltd.. where the beer
■upplied to thc people of Britlah Columbia is made.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
Night rails:  134X Courtenay
onire: isfi Cumberland.
EaBton Evans was at work over a
peculiarly marked switchboard. Kennedy was guiding the "Sea Scout" us
she rose from tlie water again, shaking off the salt spray like a huge bird
preparing to rise and swoop down on
some luscious lish that lt might see
swimming near the surface.
Ken, Dick and myself huddled there
In our narrow space with Laddie in
the stern.   "What is it?" asked Ken.
"This is one of the newest sciences
—telautomatics,"  Evans   answered.
"Tel—auto—mutics." The syllables
of the word came back froni Ken.
"Self moving ul a distance." Easton was nodding. "I sit here safely
turning switches, pressing buttons.
Miles away, perhaps, an automobile, j
a boat, a submarine, a torpedo, an airplane obeys me as if I were in it!"
Ken turned to Dclk. It was an Idea
that fascinated them. They had read
about Buch things. "Oh, Dick! Wireless control!"
"That's It." Easton was pleased at
Ken's grasp of things. He pointed to
the affair that we were carying overhead, which Interested  Ken vastly.
"That's the real, active end of !t.
up there, the radioplane."
"It may carry enough TNT, for instance, this radioplane," lie was saying, "to blow anything to kingdom-
come. Yet It obeys my will—goes
where I direct it—explodes only when
I explode it—wipes off the face of the
earlh anything I  want annihilated!"
Kennedy was flying the Sea Scout
low now, and slowing up a bit, for it
seemed that he had coverefl.the intei-
vening space between us and the
Scooter In a matter of seconds.
"Come down to the water!" Easton
directed. Kennedy depressed the Sea
Scout. We taxied along. The Scooter changed her course, zig-zagging. as
if that might make it more difficult
for us. Little did they realize what
was ln store for them.
I The first thing was to disarm this
! sullen crew. Such a colectlon of gats
and knives 1 had never seen as was
i laid out there on the deck. Then
| Craig ordered all hands forward; we
Easton swung a switch of his radio
control apparatus.   A little "tell-tale" ,
He   swung i "'"J'611 aft on guard over the miniature arsenal we hud relieved them of.
light gleamed overhead. He swung
another switch. Another signal came.
That was testing it oul. The lirst had
benn ,as It were, a signal to get ready.
Easton put in words tlie second impulse.    The   little   propeller   of   the
radioplane spun.   He pressed a third
switch.   The radioplane took off from ,
its nest overhead like a bolt from the ; «\e cabt*^ opened just a bit.   A hand
Hastily now Cruig ran over the sullen faces of the men. "Where's the
Chief?" he demanded.    .
Scowling but cowed, the men replied
that he was below.
Cautiously now we started down the
companionway.   Suddenly the doro of
Car   leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets  boat at  Union   Bay.
blue, it was u long, torpedo-jike
thing of aluminum with wings and
pontoons like a plane, only iu miniature, „ It was Hying like a hornet.
Easton waa leaning forward, spoil-
bound. It was as if lie were Jove
hurling the thunderbolts. "1 can *it
here and send my little David anywhere to strike down Goliath!"
Again the Scooli-r zigzagged. Easl-
on pulled a lever. A light flashed bark
showing that thc impulse had been
obeyed instantaneously. The radio-
plane changed its course correspondingly, Easton laughed joyously at
the thing, as he played wiht the tel-
automatic torpedo.
On ti flew, relentlessly, on. Nearer
—right at the Scooter. The skipper
on the Scooter was terror-stricken.
He knew what he was-up against, in
rage, he pulled a gun, fired twice,
three times at the THING.
On it came!   .    ,
I was waiting momentarily for the
The skipper waved, gave orders.
"He's surrendering!" cried Ken.
Easton touched another lever—just
in  time.   The  radioplane circled the'*.
Scooter, deflected, and started back to |
us.     On   the  hydroaeroplane  Easton
was   pulling   levers,  controlling  the'
coming of the radioplaue as Kennedy
taxied nearer the Scooter. \
Having.given orders to surrender,
the skipper, muffled, turned and went
Easton managed to regain the plane]
and replace it where it could be sent
off immediately again. Kennedy'
brought up. close to the Scooter. He
called for a rope, and a sailor, covered I
by Craig's gun, passed one to us.      |
Then, with guns drawn, we swarm- j
ed aboard, Craig first, then myself.l
Eastou and the boys.
with a big Colt protuded and there
j was no mark at which we could fire.
! Suddenly Laddie leaped, sauk his
i teeth in the wrist that protuded with
'the Colt.    With an oath of pain from
the owner of the wrist, the gun w:is
discharged    harmlessly.     The   cabin
door now disclosing a man on the
| floor clutching a smoking   gun   aud
rolling over and over wilh the collie.
Kennedy   sprang   in.   seized   Laddie
firmly with one Ifand and spoke tjuiti*
sharply.    The  dog  released  his  hold.
Then   Craig   dragged   the   muffled
skipper up fiom the floor.   He swung
him around in  tlie light so that we
could see him.*
1    "Professor Vario!" gasped Ken and
Easton in a breath.
!    Kennedy  held  him  off  so  that  he
could look at him.
i    "So!    You are the master mind of
the  Radio  Yeggs!"
( (To be continued).
M i
Puzzle No. 185
Add one consonant a sufllclent number of times to the following line of
letters to make it a readable sentence
Puzzle No. 186
In tbe following account of a piratical transaction are concealed 11 geographical names:
There were nine vehement mutineers conspiring to capture their ship.
"A risky piece of business." muttered
the mate to his pal.    "My rank makes
Excellent ouliliu—
For reservations Phone II.
Comfort   and   Homallk.   servlee.
II   room-*,   electrically   beete*.
B. YATES, Manager.
P. P. Harrison, M. L.A.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay             Phone  258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone   115R  or  24
Independent Platform
1. In the event of the return to power of either a
Liberal or a Conservative government, the nominated
candidate will be pledged to support any constructive
legislation brought in by either party if it is in the best
interests of Comox-Alberni and British Columbia
2. Fisheries, (a) That there be no close season
for salmon trolling and cod line Ashing on the west
coast of Vancouver Island.
(b) No increase of trap licenses.
(c) Continuance of the policy of gradually restricting fishing licenses to white British subjects and
Indians, native of British Columbia.
3. Immigration.   Absolute exclusion of Asiatics.
4. Labor. An act or resolution establishing the
right of his industrial freedom to every citizen of
Canada to bargain for his services.
5. Dominion assistance to the provinces to pass an
old age pension act.
C. Revaluation where required of lands held under
the Dominion Soldier Settlement act.
7. A business administration of public expenditures
resulting in reduced taxation.
8. Consolidation of Dominion and provincial income
tax and abolition of all unnecessary government returns.
9. A federal inheritance on large estates exceeding
10. Justice to British Columbia in the matter of
railway rates and particularly on wheat from the
prairies for domestic use.
11.   Continued exclusion of the importation and sale
in Canada of oleomargarine.
12. In tariff matters to be guided by the necessities
of the industries located in the district.
Vote for A. W. Neill
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
Britisli subjects over 18 years ot age,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
und improvement tor agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained tree of charge
by addressing the Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will die granted covering
only laud suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is- not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
und S.UOU feet per acre east of that
Applications tor pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recordiug Division, in which the land applied for
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied tor
five years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received tor purchase of vacant and unreserved
Grown luutls, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of llrst-class (arable) land is $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
hind $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lauds in given in llulletu
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lauds."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may bo purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment ot
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained after residence and lm-
! provement conditions are fulfilled and
i land has been surveyed.
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Prov-
' Ince Is divided Into grazing districts
land the range administered under a
I Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits aro issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
! to established owners.   Stock-owners
1 may   form   associations   for   range
i management.   Free, or partially free,
I permits   are   available   tor   settlers,
campers   and   travellers,   up   to   Un
this part an easy matter, but the best
plan is to bind the captain during his
noon nap lest he wake up. He Is usually ugly, so hand over the sword
over the sofa, then secure the revolver
on a shelf by his head. From every
passenger we can then exact ransom."
Puzzle No. 187
Take a leading actress, add an oak,
add a support, subtract si pine grove
and the resulting letters will spell
Puzzle No. 188
Casey says: "I am satisfied that
some cows have more sense than the
average man. My old brlndle was
standing Ave teet from the centre of
the bridge when she spied the lightning express, just twice the length of
the bridge from the entrance, coming
at a nlnety-nille-an-hour clip. She
did not waste the forty-eleventh part
of a second in Idle speculation, but
just dashed toward the train and she
saved herself by the narrow margin
of one foot, whereas, If she had followed the human Instinct of running
away from the train, three Inches of
her rear would have been caught on
the bridge. It would be a great
thing if some people who are slow ln
making up their minds were placed
in the position of that cow, when they
hud to think quick."
Can you figure out the length ot
that bridge?
Puzzle No. 189
Remove It from a drop of moisture
and leave a beverage.
Remove R from an animal and leave
a garden implement.
Remove R from a cleaning utensil
and leave a loud noise.
Remove R from a beach and leave
a structure.
Remove R trom a bird and leave on
Remove R from a strand and leave
a piece ot wearing apparel.
Remove R from a dull shade and
leave Jolly.
Additional puzzles, as well as the
answers to the foregoing, will appear
in this column next week.
Answers to Last Week's Ponies
No. 180—ARIES plus CAPE minus
ESCAPE plus ZONE plus YEAR plus
ASP minus EYE minus RASP equals
No. 181—There are twelve rows,
and Hobbs and Snobbs each plant
and cover six rows. Hobbs plants a
row In twenty minutes and covers It
in sixty minutes. Snobbs plants In
forty minutes and covers in the same
time. As each earns the same wage
each must do half the planting and
half of the covering, as there Is no
way of determining the relative values of the two kinds of work. Each
must therefore take the same time to
plant and cover a row. As Snobbs
takes twenty minutes more to cover
than Hobbs takes to plant, Hobbs
must take twenty minutes more to
cover than Snobbs takes to plant, but
Hobbs' time for covering ls halt as
much again as Snobbs' for planting,
so that Snobbs' time for planting ls
forty minutes per row.
No. 182—The traveler must have
been 24 miles from Calcutta, and lf
It was then noon, he would arrive at
4 o'clock If his camel walked at the
rate of six miles an hour and the boat
would have left at 3 o'clock. If he
trotted at the rate of 12 miles an hr.
he would arrive at 2 o'clock and have
an hour to spare before the boat left.
No. 183—Huts, Shut; Organ, Groan;
Printer, Reprint; Mabel, Blame.
No. 184—The average speed for the
first two hours was 67% miles per
hour, for the last two hours, 52 miles.
Difference, 15% miles In two hours
or 7% miles In one hour.
Hence the distance accomplished ln
the first hour wns 71% miles, In the
second 63%, In the third 55%, and ln
the fourth 48% miles.
THEY say that all the
BOOTLEGGERS ride around
PERSONALLY we don't believe
THERE ARE that many
The select quality of our
Groceries is sure to keep that
smile of satisfaction glowing
on hubby's face.
Cer. 51 h and Dnnsmnlr.
Phone 111 Cumberland FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 19"6.
The Proposed Alberni-Cumberland
Courtenay Road
By "Tho Telescope" , to attract its hundreds of Canadian
There appeared in an old Country | tourists, antl Its thousands from
pictorial recently a photograph of an , across the American border us well,
old Roman road which had been dis- j These tourists carry away with them
covered and which, from accounts,: an impression and advice which they
was In splendid condition ln tplte of are glad to pass on to others. It is
its age. The old Country from north not only "Follow the birds to Victoria"
to south, east and west is interlinked j but "Get out of Victoria and see the
In many places with these tine old rest of the Island too." Having seen
roads that the Romans built. The; It themselves they are anxious that
(tomans realized the value of good j their friends should share the same
roads to the full. Roads were made j exhilarating pleasure. Our tourist
the means of opening up the country, friends are our best advertisers; the
by them distribution could be made : worst, they say, our lack of roads,
of the produce In the different count- [PJtESElVT SITUATION
les, and the big cities were the apex ON VANCOI'VIMt ISLAND
from which these roads radiated, - At present the tourist who comes
llius giving access, country lo town { here must content himself with ruu-
aiid town to country. And when the | ning his cur to up-Island points as
Romans built a rond they huilt it to \ far,   In   one   direction   as   Campbell
To the Electors of
Cumberland, B. C.
September 1, 1926.
Ladies and Gentlemen:—
Having been selected as the standard bearer of the
Conservative Party at a regularly called convention on
July 20th, I deem it my duty to appeal to you all for
your influence and support on Election Day, Sept. 14.
Never in the political history of this Constituency and
Province has an election been of such paramount
importance as the present election. Tlie Rt. Hon.
Arthur Meighen, Prime Minister of Canada, is pledging
himself to the policy of protection which is so much
needed for our Coal and Steel industries, Federal
assistance to the Provinces for the construction of
roads, a workable Old Age Pensions Bill, re-valuation
of soldiers' lands on an equitable basis, and adequate
protection to farming products, and I am pledging myself to support him in this policy to the fullest extent
of my ability. This is the only policy that will create
the home market necessary i'or the welfare and prosperity of our farmers, It has been refused to us by
the late administration and we cannot expect any
measure of protection from iUeKenzie-King.
If elected I promise you to give the best there is in
me to work in the best interest of British Columbia in
general and Comox-Alberni in particular. People of
Comox-Alberni, I trust in your intelligence, in your
keen sense of duty to your Constituency and Province,
in your desire to have a representative at Ottawa who
will devote his whole time to the best interest of his
Constituents, anil I therefore feel confident that on
election day you will give me the support I require to
become the advocate of your needs and requirements
in the Government of Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen.
Yours respectfully,
ufiui iii. a! i'l''*. ifi /']*tu.-;j^£ijSj^^^^.:'|l|u p^t J lifrtOhu'i.
Published under authority of the Coniox-Albernl Conservative Association.
lust for all time.
More and more the value nnd neces-
Rlver, anil, In thc other, to Alberni.
But whichever direction he Hikes, if
he wants to visit both ends he finds
he has to cover twice over tlie same
slty for good roads is becoming r-3-, stretch   of   road   of  thirty   or   more
cognized In Canada. During the last
few years the national highway from
coast to coast has been pushed forward as rapidly as possible, and Is
now Hearing completion. The value
of this road will become more and
. more apparent as the years go by,
miles. II is very unlikely Unit he will
do this. He will give one end ot the
Island the "pass over." The only way
ill which this can be remedied is by
linking up the west Coast with t'ie
Bast, and thus forming a triangle
route.     Mr.    Stephens,   of   Alberni.
wlll at once be seen. The tourist will
have opened to him a part of the
Island to which there is, at present,
no access. Tbe West Coast north of
Alberni, rich in its scenic beauties,
will lure and attract as possibly no
other part of the Island can do. The
careful investor and speculator will
have an opportunity of going over
virgin ground with limitless resources
at Ills command, for copper, gold and
other minerals as well as timber
abound In that region. The hunter
and fisherman will find new fields of
venture wliioli to explore whilst those
who want to get away for a real rest
For Expression of Publlc Opinion |
not*only as a connecting link-between [pointed out the advantages of such a
east and west, but as a drawing card | link In an article which appeared fn
to thousands of tourists, and 1 means j the Victoria Dully Colonist. By Hie
by which farmers can market their j existing routes It Is 68 miles from
goods. The stage coach and motor : Alherni to Courtenay, and 7(1.0 miles
lorry are also becoming keen rivals j to Cumberland. The proposed route'
to the railways, and the roads are the j which was discussed at the meeting
means which they use for giving ser- j of the Island Boards of Trade, aud
vice to the public, whether It be In j which received their endorsement,
carrying passengers or In transport- j would effect a saving of 27 miles to
Ing freight. j Courtenay and 35 to Cumberland.
VANCOUVER ISLAND I    Some years ago this road was actu-
There are men of "vision on Vancou- j ally under construction but for some
ver Island who also recognize what , reason the work has never been com-
an asset goad roads would be to this ' ploted. and thus an important link In
small "Island Continent" if their con- our highway system has been ncglect-
structlon could be pushed ahead. The ed. If carried out. the road would
situation of Vancouver Island is a follow the valley of Beaver Creek and
peculiar one. Its position Is such as thence through to Comox Lake, connecting there with the existing road
i .! to Cumberland.
J@fSn^|Sisi5is/sisisisrg|SfE!JS|3@fais^^|?jaji!{Sg * .tu^Ks OF ROAD NEEDED
Al the present time only 22 miles
are needed to complete this necessary
link In our road arteries.   Work has
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The longer an article the shorter Its
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discretion of tho Editor. No respou-
aailiillty Is assumed by the paper for
the opinions expressed by correspondents,
Qualicum Beach,
September 5, 1920.
will find here that for which they are I The Editor,
looking.   On their return journey the; Cumberland  Islander,
tourists need no longer retrace their  Hear Sir:--
steps over the Alherni summit, Inn I In view of certain statements made
pass thruugh the fertile and plctur-|by Mr. Neill regarding bis activities
tuque valley of Beaver Creek, thence I In connection with the egg-produoers'
to Comox Luke, via Cumberland and interests in the Inst House, the en-
Courtenay to Campbell* River, Or lt: closed copy or a letter recently re-
inuy be they wlll travel via the latter celved by me from Mr. Dickie, mem-
route ami make their way back over'ber for Nunalnio, may be of interest,
the mountain, thus avoiding the stecli' Mr. Nelll's statement In his circular
up grade. Taken In conjunction with J reads ns follows:
the proposed West Coast Road (Toflno "Late lu the session, the lion. II,
-Ucluelet-Alberni) this route will bc' Guthrie, now In the Cabinet, moved a
the belt line of the Island. ■ want of confidence motion, and want-
.1IORE IMPORTANT ADVANTAGE j ed the (egg-grading) regulations
So far only the advantage that wjll changed so much ihat they might as
accrue to the tourist has been pointed, well have been wiped out. Several
out. An even more Important 'ad- members supported him. I strongly
vantage is that which will come to opposed the Idea, and 'quoted the
the farmers who have holdings In the | resolutions of several egg-producers'
Beaver Creek and Comox Valleys, and associations. In the end Mr. Mother-
to the tradesmen and business men In we" allowed lt to go to the Agricul-
the neighboring towns.' The road will tural Committee, and I rustled up
open up fresh markets, trade and enough members to have it killed
business to all. Dairy produce and there. Not one single member from
orchard crops should find a ready out- B.* ('. helped me. They sent nice
let. and the interchange of ideaB and [answers to the Board of Trade or the
the co-operation which will naturally Agricultural Society of Comox, but
result will prove of benefit not only they did not oppose Mr, Guthrics'
to the immediate district but to the motion."
Island as a whole.     .Many farms In      It seems from  Mr.  Dickie's  letter
s Commarcla
ll.iisunahle 0
Rooms Steam Heated
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' hair cut, any style 50c
Children's hair cut any style 36*
been done on four miles, leaving
actually eighteen miles of new work.
Six miles of this length is around
Comox Lake, this being the heaviest
part of the work, being mostly rock.
When tills road Is constructed, as it
must be sooner or later, lhe wisdom
and vision of ttiose who advocated il
At The Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22
See Geo. Mason
Uie Beaver Creek valley are not being worked simply because they are
at a dead end. But as soon as this
road Is completed one may look for
an era of prosperity and renewed
settlement in that district. Port Alberni too will have its value as a port
increased for the handling of freight
ihal B. C. members opposed .Mr.
Guihrie's motion to some purpose,
since it was on the representations of
three members from tills province that
It was dropped and referred to the
Agricultural Committee, in order to
be killed there!
As a' poultryman. I am anxious to
mB^m^sm^MSMsmssi. n w & mm
All Lines Tested
Every Morning
All long-distance telephone lines in the B. C. Telephone Company's system are tested every morning
to be sure they are ready for the day's business. This
is another service safeguard.
mm&fflitiSiX'uiZ MU a^itgjigjHgjm gg'^^l^Jil'
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
long'-r alter repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address- Opposite the Drug Store.
Lemon and Custard Tarts, Cream Lemon Slices,
Delicious Appetizing Dainties.
Doughnuts, Scones, Meat Pies, etc.
British Columbia Telephone Co.   I MaiHl's   Bakery
Will be greatly reduced if lorries can | sec this uuestlon of the egB-producers*
cut down the present mileage by half.' Interests cleared up, and trust that
Cumberland also wlll reap Its natural
reward as being thc gateway to thc
West Coast, and Comox Lake will
prove an attractive stoppliig-off place
en route. Courtenay In its turn would
reap many material advantages by
this connection between the two farming sections in this north end of the
Il must be recognized that in advocating the construction of this rond
provision Is being made not only for
the present but for the future as well.
It Is here that we learn our lesson
front the Romans of old. What they
did for Great Britain, so the road advocates must do here for Vancouver
Island. There must be enough common sense as well as driving power
behind their vision to see that tbe
public are educated to realize the
necessity of this Island BELT LINK.
Once public opinion is enthused then
the legislators will soon take action.
This road will not prove a "while
elephant" but "a paying proposition."
.That Is what It's advocates believe,
it Is what the people look for, it is
what the Island needs.
Connect the A's and C's with a Bilt
line; open up the veritable Switzerland lying between; watch business
Improve anil the tourist truffle grow!
Dental Surgeon
Oilice Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
you  will  be able to devote  a 'little
space to this matter.
Yours faithfully,
(Mr.  Dickie's  letter fullows)
Duncan, B. 0.,
Aug. 16th, 1926.
Dear Mr. Page: —
The Information given you by'.General Clark was correct.
Mr. Guthrie moved the umendmeut
In tiuestion as a private member and
lie advanced what to many were good
arguments lu favor of his contention,
Instancing that at times iu market
towns in Ontario, often (luring inclement weather, long lines of farhiers'
wives were compelled to wait for egg
inspection for which they had to pay
2c per doz. ',
You are doubtless aware that It is
not pleasant to disagree on the floor
of the House with a member of one's
own pacty. and after listening to Mr.
Guthrie's able, argument. I informed
Sir Henry Drayton, who was iu
charge of our party on that day, tliat
Guthrie was making a grave error,
and one that 1 would have to enter
a protest against, were It proceeded
with. Mr. Barber and, I think, Mr.
Esling. two B. C. members, also protested, and after Sir Henry had imparted Mils information to Mr. Guthrie
he announced bis willingness to. havo
ihe amendment in tiuestion submittod
to the Agricultural Committee, and it
tiled a natural death.
Mr.  Neill  voted  and   talked 100%
Liberal, and was always to the' fore
when that party was iu distress.
Yours sincerely.
ISIgneill     (.'. 11. DICKIE.
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.     Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
=s Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C.
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Dr. Tolmie Favors Federal Grant For
Alberni-Cumberland-Courtenay Road
(Continued from Page Two)
Dr. Tolmie said it afforded him heard some people say that this man
great pleasure to have the opportunity could not give a speech but he had
of appearing on behalf of the Con- improved 50 per cent, since the last
servatlve Candidate tor Comox-Alber- time Dr. Tolmie had heard him, He
ni, Mr. MacDonald.   He said he had, said: "If you give him one session In
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All Your Printing
The Islander
the House of Commons he will get
accustomed and it will not be long
before he can go the mark." Dr.
Tolmie said he had seen a number ot
men who went Into the House with
very little platform experience but
soon made good speakers. In fact,
he said, some of them never made a
speech ln the house but yet made most
excellent members. It was not always tlie best speakers that made the
best members.
Dr. Tolmie stated that Mr. MacDonald had already spoken of some
of the resources of this country and
he wanted to talk to-night not so
much ns a politician but as a British
Columbian. He said that we have
everything on Vancouver Island and
in the whole of Canada that goes to
make a great country and that In
order to become a prosperouns country we need protection. It was protection, he said, that went a long way
to make Great Britain the country
that she is to-day. He said In Canada we havo large mineral resources,
timber, and we produce the best
wheat In tiie world, 25 per cent, of
our available area being under the
plough. We have large rivers that
give us access to large lakes and best
of all we have a strong hardworking
people In Canada.
"Now," he said, "we have ln Canada
on one side the liberal Conservative
party and on -the other the Liberal
party. The liberal Conservative has
always wanted protection." He said
he was not going to speak of the
Laurier Liberal as Laurier was a man
everybody respected, but McKenzie
King did not realise the necessity of
protection. The rest of the world had
protection, so either Mr, King was
right and the rest of the world was
wrong or the rest of the World was
right and Mr. King was wrong. He
said: "You can have your choice, but
I would like to bet on the World."
Mr. King, Dr. Tolmie said, valued his
olllce more than the good of his
country and he was controlled by tne
third party which demands a lower
tariff so in order to keep his offlce he
had to give them a lower tariff to get
the third party to vote with him.
Dr .Tolmie said lf wo are going to
keep our people ln this Country we
must pay as much wages as they pay
in the United States, and if we are
going to do that then our tariff must
be equal to that of the United States.
Mr. King, when he lowered the tariff,
exposed us to the competition ot
wages so that the result has been
that ln order to put goods on this
market at a very much lower figure
we would have to cut wages or else
the industries would have to go out
of business. He also referred lo
Asiatic competition and said it we are
not able to compete with Asiatic
wages how are we going to compete
with the cheap goods imported from
With reference to emigration, Dr.
Tolmie said that In tour years in
which Mr. King and his associates
spent $12,000,000 In bringing ln emigrants Into Canada they had spent
$46,000,000 ln Immigration from Canada.
With reference to the lowering of
the tariff on farm produce, Dr. Tolmie gave   the  comparative   duty  on
several articles such as butter; 3c or
4c into Canada against 12c Into the
! States, until some of the farm produce from the United States comes iu-
I to this country absolutely free of duty.
i As regards oleomargarine, Dr. Tolmie
, said  this  was   imported  during  the
I war In order that those poor people
! in the East, who otherwise could not
have afforded to buy butter, were able
to buy a substitute to spread on their
bread and as far as he was concerned
Press Comment
On the Recent
Customs Enquiry
Read these excerpts and then decide whether you can conscientiously vote for a party that has
been found guilty of such maladministration.
The Globe, Toronto
"It must be a dark day in the lite
of a Federal Administration when a
department so essential to the economic welfare of the country becomes
a plaything tor Important members of
Its personnel, the toy of political intriguers, and an object of supreme
contempt by smugglers, rum-runners
and crooks In general. Existence of
these conditions ls brought out in the
The Financial Post
"Two men came out of the customs
probe with the public's regard for
them much enhanced. They are the
Hon. Harry Stevens and R. P. Sparks.
Many more men have been shown up
In their true colors, as theives and
consorts of thieves and there are
some men who have been made to
stand out as sorry figures, weak and
Incapable and one ot these is Mr.
Toronto Saturday Night
"Stevens was faced by an obviously
hostile Liberal element on the committee, who did not attach much importance to the chargeB made and
who looked at It from the usual
standpoint ot party tactics. Whatever may be said of some members
of the committee he has demonstrated
that his object was not political ln a
partizan sense. His policy has been
to hew to the line, Irrespective of who
should suffer. He succeeded In thc
face of very great dlfllcultles that few
on thc outside can realize."
Mail and Empire, Toronto
"Hon H. H. Stevens, who forced the
Investigation upon the government,
has won golden opinions among Canadians of all parties by his tireless
and successful labors to get the facts
before the public."
McLean's Magazine
"Stripped of all political camouflage
the sober fact Is that the ship of state
piloted by Mr. King foundered on the
rocks of corruption."
D. R. MacDONALD, Conservative
Candidate for Comox-Alberni
London, Ont., Free Press
"Irrespective of politics, thc country
owes a debt of gratitude to Hon. H. H.
Victoria Times
"With lhe faithless and incompetent
ofllelals whose dismissal or suspension has been recommended, there
will be no sympathy among the decent
people of the country. Some of them
ought to be sent to the penitentiary."
Winnipeg Tribune
"One feature of the customs investigation Bhould not be overlooked. The
Initial work of Hon. H, H. Stevens,
as well as his persistence In committee, are given a value that entitles
him to the gratitude of every honest
taxpayer ln Canada."
Ottawa Journal
"It public conscience Is satisfied to
see men who have been recreant to
their trust remain as advisers to the
crown; if it can witness this mess ot
crookedness and wrong-doing and incapacity and not call out for a cleaning, then public life in this country
has fallen upon evil days."
Toronto Globe
Departmental Inefficiency and governmental indifference made a joke
of the law and its functions. The
country will be fortunate lf it ls not
termed departmental "culpability"
with governmental "connivance."
Montreal Gazette
"The losses which the public treasury and business interests ot the
country have suffered through smuggling are not known. Undoubtedly
they have been appalling."
Ottawa Citizen
"Mr. Stevens ls entitled to the
credit of having attracted the attention of the publlc through Canada to
the need ot an lnvestlgatoln.
Literary Digest
"It was the wily trick of the smugglers to send a truck lightly loaded
with contraband goods, across a border road Into the hands of preventative oflicers of the customs department who operated apart from- the
Mounted Police.
"These men would make the seizure and escort the truck off ln custody. The road then being clear, a
heavily burdened fleet ot trucks would
rumble leisurely Into Canada at substantial profit tor all concerned."
Toronto Saturday Night
"Smuggling into Canada has of late
years assumed such Immense proportions and has increased with such
startling rapidity that it has become
a national menace."
Vote for D. R. MacDonald and
the Conservative Policy
Published under the authority ot the Comox-Alberni Conservative Association.
now he did not want any more oleo
Imported, but lt was up to the people
of Canada to decide, but in his opinion the question was settled. With
regarde to the competition between
oleo and New Zealand butter, we have
a first class article ln the latter, carefully studied and produced and of an
excellent quality, whereas oleo was
near you even before you see lt. *£he
New Zealand butter was, however, put
on this market in competition to our
own and by Its high quality there will
be a demand, and Dr. Tolmie thought
that if McKenzie King had the best
Interests of the country at heart lie
would not have cut down the tariff
as they have, but rather have protected our own product in this country.
j Dr. Tolmie Bald that some people
think that with a high tariff we would
get high cost of production but It was
proved not to be so by the United
States  which  indicates  very  clearly
. that the tariff.is not always the cause
of the high living, the cost of distrl-
J butlon Is one of the very Important
factors in figuring out the cost of
living. He said Mr. King wants
cheaper living, that is why he lowered
these duties but It has not made any
real reduction, in fact the cost of llv-
I Ing Is just slightly higher than it was
1 two or three years ago.
Ut. Tolmie then spoke at length ot
the Customs Scandal, asking lf the
people would .again put back into
power a Government that had been
responsible for such scandalous be-
: havlour.
I    There has been talk also, Dr. Tol-
! mie said, of amalgamating tlle C. N.
and C. P. Railways, but he said Mr.
: Meighen does not anticipate backing
I up any such proposal at It ls quite
1 clear to everybody that we have room
j for two railways which are very valuable assotB to this countny, and with
two railways operating customers are
getting very much better service than
if the two were operating together.
Mr.   Meighen   does  not  in   any  way
favor the amalgamation of these two
roads.   He said if we are going to put
the C. N. on her feet again we muat
get more tonnage along that line. The
Idea Is to put emigrants on that land
who will find enough to stay here.
In order to increase the tonnage we
must increase the revenue of the road
and bring about general prosperity by
encouraging traffic from East to West
so that the Railways would get the
benefit from that traffic.
With reference to the Road Policy
Dr. Tolmie said that during their
period of Office they Introduced a road
policy in the Federal Government
whereby certain number of miles of
roads was allowed for and Bhould he
divided 60, 40 with the Province. All
that money was expended by the Liberals and they did not renew the
grant with the result that lt has not
been given to thc Province at all. He
would be very strong ln revising that
legislation especially in the Province
of British Columbia where we have
tourist trade and it would be of great
benefit to the Settlers. Dr. Tolmie
said he understood that we were interested in a road to connect the Comox Valley with Alberni, which he
understoon was only a matter of some
22 miles; that it would* link this district up with Alberni bo that the
people could go one way and come
back the other, which would be of
great benefit and as far aB he was
concerned, being a British Columbian,
he would Bupport the legislation.
Dr. Tolmie concluded by saying:
"You have your choice in the selection of these two men, you have your
choice on the 14th ot September as
to whether we are going to condone
what has been taking place in connection with the Customs, or whether
we are satisfied to give our markets
away, or stand by the party that ls
going to protect your Interests.
George Graham and Dave Turner,
at one time prominent members of the
Cumberland Football team, are now
playing professional ball with .Ulster
United, defeating United Weston last
week by a big score.
Every Woman
Deserves One
The SMP Router is a fine time saver. You put
the roast or fowl tn the oven. The roaster does
the rest, bastes, roasts to perfection. It roasts with
very little shrinkage, thus saving dollars every year.
None of the tasty meat juices are tost; all the rich
r'&lWIX flavor ia rttained-    Besides you can buy cheaper
nTWj cut*» 'or " ™k** cheap cuts taste
J-JfeJs^-X        like choice ones.
The dote fitting corer keep* ill tbe
cooking odor* ind tbe grvaie ln«ld* the
router—the imcll of cooking doein't fill
Ibe home, and the oven ii kept tweet
■nd clean. Beat of all, it clean* out in
a jiffy after the roaating. Theie are
splendid veaaeta. Price BSc. to $3.50
according to aiw gad fiaiah. Sold in all
hardware atom.
Cumberland Supply Store
Rickson's Old Stand
Dunsmuir Ave.
We have been greatly encouraged by the generous
response of Cumberland people to our efforts to
suply Standard Groceries at a reasonable price
As our business grows we can sell cheapen—you reap
the benefit. Our special Payday Prices are the best yet
Outside Grown Tomatoes, per lb    6c
Hot House Tomatoes, per lb  10c
Large Sunkist Lemons, per dozen   SOc
Sunkist Oranges, 3 dozen for   $1.00
Larger size Oranges, 2 dozen for  75c
Potatoes, clean and large, per sack   $1.65
Potatoes, clean and large, 12-lbs. for   25c
Canteloupes, each   15c
Red Malaga Grapes, per lb  25c
Peaches, last of these at per crate   $1.55
Vancouver Creamery Butter, per lb  45c
Select Gravenstein Apples, 5-lbs. for   25c
Heinz Worcestershire Sauce, large bottle   45c
H. P. Sauce, per bottle   33c
Heinz Tomato Catsup, 35c ber bottle or 3 for.... $1.00
Libby's Tdmato Catsup, per bottle   24c
SPECIAL—Heinz Pure White Pickling Vinegar
bulk, per quart   25-0
Van Camp Pork and Beans, Ind. size, 4 for 25c
Van Camp Pork and Beans, small, 3 for 35c
Heinz Salad Cream, per bottle  :  43c
Regal Free-running Salt, 2 for   25c
Verything Toilet Paper, 4-oz., 6 for  25c
Pea Nut Butter, Pails   28c
Fels Naptha Soap, carton 80c„ 3 bars for  25c
Sun Toilet Soap, 3 for  25c
Shelly's Bread, 3 loaves for   25c
Shelly's Assorted Cakes, each   25c
Phone 155 Cumberland FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1S?6.
Tuesday, September 14
double attraction and Election results
Thomas Meighan in
The Man who found Himself
She Had To Think Quickly!
Attractions at the
Gaiety Theatre
Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 15-16
SHE had snared hin.—this
handsome young American
—in the web of her fascination.
And yet, when she saw his peril
as thc terror of Paris silently ap-
-proached, something happened!
You'll grip the edge of your seat
with the excitement of thit) .moment—
just one of a hundred thrill, in this
amazing picture of those who adventure while Paris sleep.!
Dramatic!  Romantic!
Friday, Saturday, Sept. 17, 18
Matinee Saturday at 2.30
Not a Cowboy Picture
But a tremendous romantic drama of tha great
West by the only aereen atar who knows that
vast region and tha ways of its vaster people.
History is
recorded in
heart thr«bs . »
(Idapbedjbrthe Screen
by C.Gardner Sulliikcn
Directed b\f.. *£s$£s>
in a great
pulse stirring
epic depicting
frontier life.
its hardships
and its joys.
POWELL RIVER, Sept. 8.—The
opening of the hunting season synchronizes with the close of the
political campaign. If there is any
more game in the woods and on the
mountains than thero have been politicians, both amateur and professional; resident and non-resident In Powell River during tho past six weeks,
Paper Town's nimrods should have
little trouble In bagging the limit.
Big guns of both main parties to the
political war havo dono their stuff
and as the star turn on each program
has been accompanied by musicians
of note the big audiences have been
entertained as well as enlightened on
the principal topics confronting the
electorate.   The largest meetings have
l been those addressed by the Hon. H.
I H. Stevens, and Premier John Oliver.
j Both were capacity meetings. The
former spoke In the interests of General A. D. McRae, Conservative candidate, and the latter supported the candidature of the Liberal nominee, Mr.
G. O. (Gerry) McGeer. Both candidates have spoken also, Mr. McGeer
having been here thrice, the last time
\ being accompanied by Mrs. M. E.
Smith, M. L. A. of Vancouver.   Mra.
1 Smith, besides addressing the evening
meeting held an afternoon session for
ladies. General J. A. Clark and Mr.
R. L. Maitland havo appeared before
the people of Powell River and different occasions espousing the cause
of the Conservative candidate. Mr.
Reginald Tupper, of Vancouver, and
Mrs. R. C. Royle   held   an   evening
Try our Layer Cakes, they are lovely
The White Store
First-class Certificates for Bread, Cake, Confectionery
Courtenay, B. C.
meeting at Westvlew on Wednesday
last. The Hon. T. D. Pattullo, Mln-'
ister of Lands in the Provincial Gov-!
ernment will address a meeting here
ln the Interests of Mr. McGeer tonight
and as far as the Liberals arc concerned this will probably be the last
meeting until the final effort on election eve.
One more meeting will also be held
by supporters of tho Conservative
candidate before the final rally the
night before tho people go to the
polls. This campaign has become
known as thc Battle of Powell Rvler.
and perhaps rightly so. because thc
Liberals are endeavoring to hold and
possibly increase the majority of approximately two hundred given to Mr.
Dugald Donaghy In the last election '
and on the other hand the Conservatives are turning every trick and US-
Ing every political strategy to remove
this seat from the column of Liberal
strongholds. In what is proving to
be the most bitterly fought campaign
since confederation, Powell River,
centre of tho paper manufacturing
Industry on the British Columbia
coast, Is the chief battle ground tn
what wlll always be remembered as a
hectic struggle for political supremacy
In which the main actors aro leaders
of the two old line parties.
Queen Bertha Now
(Continued from  Pago One)
all of whom had been candidates In
this year's contost for tho honor that'
for the second year In succession has;
gone to  Myrtle  Point.     Last  year's
paper aueen, Mabel Ormond, Is a resident of the logging centre.
Prior to thc chief event the children
had gathered at the Henderson school'
yard where an Impressive address was '
delivered by Mr. Thomas McQulgan,
his subject being "Our Flag." From
lhe scliool yard to the baseball park
the children followed the decorated
cars that took part ln tlio parade.
Eacli boy and girl was given six refreshment tickets and it is needless
to say that in the use of these I bore
was little or no wasfc. Flags were
distributed among the children and
with these in one hand and hot dogs
and Ice crcum In the other lliey jollied each oilier and stuck around until
the sports programme was completed,
the events und winners being:
Races And  Winner*
Girls, under 4—Josephine Halgh 1,
Lilian Holdall 2, Margaret Carson 3.
Buys, under 4—Archie Simpson 1.
Jim McGufllc 2, Jack McLeod 3.
Girls, under ti- Evelyn Halgh 1,
lteta Powell II, Ruth .Murray 3.
Hoys, under ti—Harold Cluverdule 1,
Jack Noble i, Norman MeGeaehy 3.
Girls under 8—Hilda Howe 1, Annie
Gowdyk 2, Mary Urandulitii 8,
Boys under ti—Billy McDonald 1,
Frank Gowdyk 2, Harold Richards 3.
Girls under 10—Irono Johnson 1,
.Margaret Halgh 2, Kitty'KraslkoW 3.'
Boys under 10—John McDonald 1,
.Maurice Marlatt 2, Harold Grlbble 3.
Girls under 12—Dorothy Rae *1, j
Lucy Donnenworth 2, Mary Hrundo-
linl 3.
Boys under 12—Norwood Foote 1,:
Walt McKnight 2, Nord Bolton 3.
Girls under 15—Annie Gowdyk 1,
Kathleen Marshall 3.
Boys under 15—Jack Matliioson 1,
Lloyd Bolton 2, Emilo Danders 3.        !
Hoys' shoe and slot-king race, 10 yrs.
and under- -Walter Bolton 1, Horace
Beaton 2, Leonard I'oole 3.
Girls' Potato race—Lucille Uonucn-
worth 1, Dorothy Hyatt 2, Lillian
Dunn 3.
Girls' Potato race, 15 and under—
Kitty Krasikow 1, Peggy Hinds 2,
Mary Biandollnl 3.
Boys' 3-lcggod race, 10 and under—
Norwood Foote and Walter Bolton 1,
Tom Gardiner and George McLeod 2,
Hugh McLeod and Duncan McGenchy
Boys' 3-legged race, 15 and under—
Ronald Marshall and Jack Taylor 1,
Robert Dunn and George Brand 2,
Jack Mathleson and Jim Mathleson 3.
Girls' egg and spoon race, 15 and
under—Jennie Itecs 1. Annie Vcnutl
2. Lillian Dunn 3.
Extra Potato race—Nlta Cormier 1.
Jennie Rees 2. Stella Hall 3.
Boys' sack race, under 10—Frank
McDonald 1. Duncan McOeachy 2,
Norwood Forto 3.
Boys' suck race, under 15—Hugh
Brand 1. Walton Bolton 2, Jack Mathleson  3.
Polo race, 5 to team. 10 and under
--1, Frank Ilrandollni, Donald-Mc-
Geaeliy, Jack Parkin, Duncan MeGeaehy, Hugh McLeod.
Pole race, 5 to team. 15 and under
—1, Luke Taylor, Fred Hyatt, Frank
McDonald, Jack Redhead, Will McCartney.
Girls' Ice cream conl race, ull ages
—Eileen McKnight 1, Phyllis Tro-
licrue 2. Dorothy Poole.3.
Boys' Ice cream cone race, ull ages
—Bert Killam 1, Ernest .McKenzie 2,
Albert Carr 3.
The live Inning baseball game between teams representing tho Junior j
Elks and Pats wns. after a fierce on-
counter won by the former by a score
ol six to five. This was a great game, |
Immensely enjoyed by tho large audience and showed that Powell River
has In the making, a fine ball team
for future senior contests.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, Chase
River, extend to (heir Cumberland
friends heartfelt thanks for tlic many
kindnesses and sympathy shown their
son. on the occasion of the sudden
deatli of his devoted wife, Mrs. Barbara Davis.
Mr. W. J. Keenan and family desire
to express their gratitude for tlle
many expressions of eymypathy extended by so many residents of Ilio
community at the death of a loving
daughter and sister, and take this
opportunity ol doing so.
Mr. ('. T. Davis and family take
tliis opportunity of thanking all those
friends who hy Ihc-lr offers of help
and sympathy did so much to assist
In alleviating tlie suffering caused by
the death of a loving wife and mother.
Thc speelal thanks of the family aro
also extended to Mr. David 11 linden
for his services nt  the funeral.
The Practical White Tailor
13111 —PHONES— 2!'K
Vote for Nell and pay ho Income tax.
Vote for Neil—the author of the
Old  Ago  Pension  BUI.
Voto for Nell—He has served you
well—Give him u chance to do It
Vote for Nell—Ho has done his best
to keep you busy.
Vote for Nell nnd cheaper motor
Vote for Noll—He pays his imploy-
eos standard wages and nt tlle end of
the year divides twenty-five por cent
of the protits with them.
I Published under authority of A. W.
Nell'B Committee) PAGE EIGHT
FRIDAY, 8KPTBMB1R 10, 19**1.
New Fall Arrivals
New Goods are continually arriving and are being
placed on view.
New Flannel, 54 inches wide, in the new colorings, at
per yard $1.75
New Spun Silks, comprising a great many new colors,
over twenty shades to  select  from.     A  real  good
qualty.   Price   $1.00
New Millinery—A very large selection of new Hats for
Fall are on view in our Millinery Department.
New Felt Hatt?—Just opened up another shipment; a
number of the best colors to choose from.
Ladies' Coats—Several lines are continually coming to
hand, and are on view.   See our stock.
A new line of Boys' Worsted Hose, all sizes up to 10.
Special price, per pair   85<f>
Corselettes—A large arrival of Corselettes, including
all sizes up to 44 Prices $1.00 to  $3.95
Ladies' Sweater Coats—Several new colors and styles
have just come to hand.
Ladies' Crepe Pajamas, daintily made.   A real good
quality crepe, price per suit   $1.95
Ladies'  Night  Gowns—Several good lines have just
come forward and are on display.   Prices are $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.50.
—We carry Kotex Sanitary Towels.—
Personal Mention
Support Your Town!
Buy our Ice Cream—the only Ice Cream made in die
city.   We use only the purest pasteurized cream in
the manufacture of our product.   A trial will convince
you that
is simply delicious.
Walter Hudson Jr., Prop.
Courtenay Light-Heavyweight Battler
Is Given Verdict After Staging
Great Comeback
COURTENAY, Sept. 7.—Today Roy
Cliffe, local light-heavyweight, Ib alt-
ting pretty with the Canadian crown
resting safely on his head. On Saturday Roy brought joy to the hearts
of his local supporters when, he, with
a tearing rally in the last few rounds,
gained the judges' decision over
Charlie Belanger.
The Easterner had the local boy
worried ln the first six rounds and
his straight lofts jolted Cliffe bard
when they landed. Cliffe found It
hard going evading tho heavy lefts
that Belanger packed, but be always
came back for more. The Winnipeg
flash tired after the sixth, and Cliffe
who packs a nasty right-arm wallop, had his blows working effectively at this stage of the fight. Cliffe
was forcing the light and the Winnipeg boy slowed up considerably. Both
the judges and the referee awarded
the fight to Cliffe.
In the Beml-wlnd-up Scotty Inkster
handed Harold Jones, of Cumberland,
the knock out In thc second round.
Danny Pascoe, of Victoria showed
his gameness amidst plaudits from
the spectators when, after Btralning
his ankle ln the second round of his
four-round bout with Townsend of
Vancouver, he stuck with the light
and lost the decision.
Wing  Hay, of Alherni,  won on  a i
foul from Sullivan, of Seattle.   Alhle
Davies, who substituted for Canning, ■
of Vancouver, went four rounds to a
draw with young Townsend. of Vim-
There is nothing more dramatic
than a calamity of this nature, and
around this powerful theme has been
woven a narrative that is filled to the
utmost with action.
All the historical facts of the great
disaster have been retained in a
powerful dramatic story.
In a moment Johnstown was gone
i Iu less than fifteen minutes the
cruel, resistless destroying wave had
come aud passed, having leveled the
busy mart which supplied the wants
of 30,000 people; and ln the name
brief time, at the very lowest possible
estimato over 3,000 humans perished,
story, which brings to the playgoers
scenes never before printed on celluloid hy a motion picture camera.
This ls the gigantic sweep of tho
The dramatic parts of the spectacle
are portrayed by Oeorge O'Brien,
Janet Gaynor, Florence Gilbert, Anders Randolf, Max Davidson, Paul
Nicholson, Paul Panzer and Walter
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and son
John, and Miss Elizabeth Ashburn,
who have been the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Weir, Pendrlth Avenue, have returned to their home In Belllngham
this morning.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. S. Davis and family
visited Crofton and Duncan over the
week-end. At the former place they
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Rae, formerly of this city.
* »   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford and
Mrs. Robinson motored to Victoria
Tuesflay last and are expected home
this week-end.
* *   •
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Thatcher and
daughter, Bitha, are spending a short
vacation in Cumberland, the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. T. Lewis.
* *    ai
Mrs. C. Segrave) who has been
spending a short holiday in Seattle,
has returned to Cumberland.
* •   *
Mrs. Evelyn Jones, of California,
who has heen visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. Baker, of West Cumberland, returned to her hone Saturday last.
* *   *
Misses Kate Bartoldi, Josie and
Katie Bono, returned Saturday after
a vacation spent in Vancouver and
Seattle. .  *
«   *   ♦
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Purvlss, of Vancouver, were visitors to Cumberland
during tlie week, coining over for the
funeral of Mrs. Barbara Davis.
* *    a)
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hanna, of Vancouver, spent last Sunday and Monday
with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Gray.
Miss Olive Richardson left Saturday j
last for a two weeks' vacation, which
wlll be spent lu Seattle and Vaneoit-
.   .   .
Mr.   J.   Vernon-Jones   and   Mr.   H. |
Stewart  returned  to  Cumberland on
Tuesday   last  after   spending  a   few
days' holiday in Vancouver.
.Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Spencer and
son Arthur, of Nanaimo, nre the
guests of Mr. and Jlrs, John H. Robertson, Allan Avenue. |   ,
Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland and
Miss C. Sutherland motored to Victoria last Monday where the latter
enrolled ln the Provincial Normal
School. Mr. and Mrs .Sutherland returned to Cumberland last evening.
* •   *
Miss Beth Horbury left by Thursday's train for Victoria where she
will attend Normal School.
»   •   .
BIRTH—To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Stockand, on August 26, In the Cumberland General Hospital, a daughter.
* *   *
Mrs. C. V. Dando aud Miss Margaret
Mitchell left Saturday last for Extension whore Miss Mitchell resides.
Mrs. Dando will return to Cumberland
Specials in
School Supplies
Our Stock of Public and High School Text Books is
the largest in the district, and PRICES HAVE BEEN
before making your purchase elsewhere.
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall-Kodak Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
&fcl to VttMrOotmH *•*•
**"*« ■»*». MATT MMU
a too uommo mm.
Here and There
Whaling operations off the coast
of British Columbia this year have
been very successful, and to tlie end
of July the fleet had caught 182
whales. There are only six
steamers operating this year, while
last year the number was eight.
The weather has been good to date
and very little fog has been encountered.
"The Johnstown Flood" is coming
to the Ilo-llo Theatre Friday and Saturday. September 17 and 18. t
To most of thc older population today tbls greatest of American disas-;
ters means but a hazy memory of a
calamity, and to the rising generation
described by inadequate words,
it means nothing but history, an event
It remained for Fox Films to weave
a dramatic story for motion picture
production around this shocking event
to show realistically tho ravaging
the dam above the city of Johnstown,
horror created on May 31, 1899, when
Pennsylvania, broke and millions of
gallons of water rushed madly through
the valley destroying cities, homes,
and human beings.
Cumberland United, Nanaimo and
Ladysmith have broken away from
the Pacific Coast league and have fallen In with Con Jones' Idea—the forming of an inter-city soccer league,
with the avowed intention of serving
up to the soccer-loving publlc tho best
brand of football In the Province.
Empire Stevedores and Sappcrton are
the two mainland teams Joining tne
"Jones" Loop."
The local team will amalgamate
with Ladysmith anil be known as the
Canadian Collieries team, Nanaimo,
Snppcrtnn and Empire Stevedores will
comprise tlie new league and no effort
will he spared to enlist tho very best
playing material there ls available.
Oflicers elected to control tho destinies of the new venture are as follows:
Honorary president. Tom Graham, of
Cumberland; honorary vice-president,
John Hunt, Nanaimo; president, Con
Jones, Vancouver; vice-president, Bob
Brown. Cumberland; management
committee. Messrs. Not Hevls, Charlos
Graham. Jim Watson and Andy McLean, Boll Forgio has heen invited to
accept the position of secretary-
Fire chiefs representing the stations in Montreal and various nearby centres left over the Canadian
Pacific lines about twenty strong
for Windsor recently to attend the
annual convention of thc Dominion
Association of Fire Chiefs, which
was held August 24th to 27th. The
Association is made up of over 250
chiefs from all parts of the Dominion.
Last Sunday the Provincial Police
| from Courtenay made another raid en
Cumberland's Chinatown. They
found Lee Yick smoking opium and
Jung Yock, Jung John and Mah Woe
with- him. Lee Yick paid $50 and
costs to Magistrate Carey and the
others $35 and costs.
The management of the Gaiety
Theatre. Courtenay, Is making
arrangements to secure tbe election returns as soon as they are
available on Tuesday evening, and
will   flash   them   on   the   screen
I    at the theatre.    Patrons thereby
are   assured   of   absolutely   the
' latest  results from all over the
1    country.
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton
wero visiters to Nanaimo and Ladysmith over the week-end.
•   •   *
Misses Edith and Etta Hood return-
to Cumberland on Monday to take up
their duties at tho Public School.
Nell is a trade-getter. Vote for Nell.
Tlie Premier must think Nell a big
man. He came a long way to try and
defeat him, so vote for Nell.
Comox-Alberni thinks Nell has served them well. Let Cumberland lead
the way.   VOTE FOR NEIL.
Your Interests are well looked after
by Nell. He ls just as able to look
ufter the business of Canada as of
I Comox-Alberni.   VOTE FOR NEIL.
Mnke no mistake on election day.
i (Published under authority ot A. W-
i Nell's Committee)
The Cumberland Conservative
Association will hold a whist drive
and social on Saturday, Sept, 11th,
In tho G. W. V. A. Hall, commencing
nt 8:00 p.m. Everybody welcome.
Admission, 25 cents.
Nearly 2,000 racing pigeons, owned by pigeon racing devotees in
Montreal, were shipped through the
Canadian Pacific Express yards at
Montreal recently to various points
in Quebec aiid Ontario where they
wcre released by the agents at the
points tn which they were shipped
to fly hack to their home roosts in
Montreal. Practice races of this
nature have been carried on through
the summer months,
Thomas Meighan arrived in Winnipeg recently from Chicago prior
to beginning work on his next picture, "The Canadian". The wheat
fields of the Canadian West will be
the background for this picture.
The location men and other members of the troupe passed through
Montreal earlier on their way to the
west where th:*y were joined by
Thomas Meighan, nnd they are looking over tho Calgary district for a
suitable location.
Announcement was made at the
headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Xconto recently
that, effective September 1st,
Robert Niven. theatrical and special
business clerk in the passenger department of the Company at Montreal, has been appointed assistant
district passenger agent at Toronto.
Mr. Niven is well known to the
theatrical fraternity passing through
Montreal with whom he came In
contact in his business.
J. E. Armishaw
Farmer-Labor Candidate for Comox-Alberni
assisted by
Mrs. A. E. Clayton, Victoria
J. L. Collett, Sayward
will address a
Public Meeting
in the
Sunday, Sept. 12
at 8.30 p.m.
Published under authority of J. B. Armishaw, Farmer-JUbor Candidate.


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