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Array "provincial Library     Janl|23
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With' which la consolidated the Cumberland News.
ISLANDER
*
FORTY-FIFTH YEAR, No.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY, JULY 16. 1926.
, SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLL    ARS PER ANNUM
BAYCHIMO IS
DELAYED AGAIN
Cumberland Doctor Called to Union
Bay To Treat Two Seamen
Suffering With Dysentery
UNION BAY. July 12.—Ss. Bay-
chlmo, of the Hudson's Bay Arctic
fleet which sailed from the port of
Vancouver at one p.m., Friday, arrived* here at ten o'clock that evening. The reason of the call was that
two of the seamen, A. Davey and II
Campbell were suffering from dysentery, and It was necessary to secure
medical attention. The Canadian Collieries' medical officer, from Cumberland, was summoned, and after attention, and loading a hundred tons of
bunker coal, she sailed at eleven a.m. j
Saturday. This Is the second occasion
when an unforseen occurence has
brought this historic steamer to this *
port. Last November, It was due to
one of the crew having stolen from '
several other members of the crew,
and then deserted. The Baychimo
reported this at Union Bay, and the !
missing man was located and placed
Peculiar Case Of
Drowning At Deep
Bay -Sunday Last
The second drowning fatality of the
season occurred at Deep Bay on Sunday when Albert Edmond Hornal,
aged 22, was drowned whilst out
swimming. On Sunday the Hornal
family and friends went down to Deep
Bay to spend the day by the Water.
The party consisted of Mr. and Mrs,
Robt. Hornal, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hayman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hornal, Bob
Hornal and Mrs. Little. They went
down by car to Deep Bay and had
their lunch In front of Mr. Clark's
house on the beach about half past
one. At a quarter to four they had a
light lunch and Ice cream. Mr. and
Mrs. Hornal, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs.
Hayman then went along the beach
to visit some old friends. Mrs. Violet
Hornal and Margery Hayman stayed
on the beach and Albert and Bob
went in swimming. They rigged up
a three log raft and anchored tt out
In Ave feet of water. Bob dived oft
first   and   his   brother  followed  and
ALBERNI IS SCENE OF
ISLAND BOARDS PARLEY
Cumberland-Alberni Road Discussed
Collieries Team
Represents B.C. In
Football Play-Offs
In custody, one of the local men, Wll- j came bac„ t0 the raft alr|ght A sec.
Ham Carter, being taken on as sea- j ond tlme tlle eMer bojr dlved thl9
man, and proceeded with the ship to ; time    with    the    current.   Bob nex!
heard him say, "Hand me that stick,"
London, England. 	
The Baychimo soiled for Dutch
Harbor with stores and supplies. She
will wait at Point Barrow for the
opening of the Ice-locked sea, and will
return with furs for the Hudson's
Bay Company.
The tug Mataqui, Captain Lloyd, ar
hnd looking out saw him treading
water and paddling the water With
his hands about twelve feet from the
.raft.. ■   , ■
Saw He Was Distressed
He saw he was distressed at once
rived for bunkers,'thTs'b"eing'heV'flrst!and ■* hatfded out the Dole*   Albert
trip after five weeks ln dock, follow- j gra8Ped "l" »■*.;««.-WW* ;fo P«»
ing her accident in Howe Sound,
where, after being loaded with pulp,
without warning she suddenly turned
turtle, the engineer and cook having
a narrow escape. Being ln sixty fathoms made it difficult to raise her, but
this was done, It being found that the
swelling of 500 bales of pulp ln the
hold had swollen the ship, the deck
being raised Ave Inches.
- Messrs. Mumford, MacDonald, Lang
and Clinton represented the Cumberland Board ot Trade at the annual
convention ot the Vancouver Island
Associated Boards of Trade in Alberni on Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week. Delegates were present
from all over the Island. Including
those from Saanich and Malahat, I
which hate recently been affiliated.
The first meeting was held In the
Anglican: Church hall at 8:00 p.m.,
with Mr. Frank Cunliffe (Nanaimo),
president, in the chair. Mr, Cunliffe
formally welcomed tlie delegates, and
declared the meeting open for business. A telegram was read from the
president of the Victoria Chamber ot
Commerce regretting his Inability to
be present, but assuring the convention of sympathy and support. It
was recognized that the Boards ot
Trade were the mouthpiece of the
business men throughout the Island,
said Mr. Cunliffe in bis speech of
welcome, and through their influence
and pressure much could he done to
further progress in the island.. It
was interesting to know that 0 tons.j
of paper wcre used last year by Vic
toria alone ln advertising" the attractions of the Island to the outside
world. He hoped that the delegates
would consider the need of sane publicity, and also bring pressure to bear
on the Government to retain certain
I portions of Strathcona Park from be-
| Ing logged over. If present plans
j matured   the   beauty   ot   Strathcona
RICH STRIKE AT
"NUTCRACKER"
After Few Hours' Htm of Mill *6,000
Hecorered ln  Operation—Out.
look Snld to Be Excellent
eggs.   But there the vision stopped.
The salmon  were now returning to
the spawning grounds but were un- ^^^^^^^^
able to get there because of the lack! lon Football championship.
of means.     Possibly 100,000 salmon     The game on Saturday last was un
would be unable to get up to spawn j exciting football duel for 90 minutes
.n.  .,-- .— ■ eudlng In a two all draw.   Extra time
A magnificent win over New West
minster   on   Saturday   last   at   Con (
Jones* Park, Vancouver, puts the local\    POWELL RIVER, July l2.-Report»
team ln the finals of the British Co- \ rM«h,tt« llcr0 t0,la>' fronl Va" An,la'
lumbla-Alberta series of the Domin-1Texada  l8la""'  "ldi',"le  "><"  a B0,d
- strike   of   remarkable   richness   has
been   made   on   th
Communication
Editor,
Cumberland Islander.
Sir:—
I read with much interest the
editorial wblch appeared ln the
Comox Argus of July 1st, re the overthrow of the King Government, and
especially the reference to the actions
of Mr. A. W. Nell during the period
he represented this riding at Ottawa
as what was supposed to be an "Independent." The editor referred to the
long and meritorious record of Mr.
Nell. I should like to know by what
standard the editor of the Argus
measures Mr. Neil's record. I rather
fancy that It was measured by the
amount of money spent by the government in tbe riding on public works.
I may be wrong; if so we can be so
Informed.
I take lt that we elect men to parliament to enact legislation for the
good of the people and to see that
we are "honestly and economically
governed." If, Mr. Editor, we take
tbls standard to measure the record
of Mr. Nell, I am of the opinion that
his record will be anything but a
"meritorious one."
Now, sir, as to Mr. Nell's Independence. I recall a statement of the
Hon. MacKenzie King, made during
bis visit to Courtenay. In referring
to the good record and standing of
Mr. Neil, Mr. King said this: "I know
now what an Independent means, at
least as far as Mr. Nell goes, It means
'a Liberal.' We can always depend
on Mr. Nell." Mr. King was taken to
task for this statement and he tried
on lt but he went under and let go
of the pole to come up for air.   It
was  a stick one  by  two about six
feet long.   Bob then Jumped over and  park be ^
pal ed up the anchor of the raft so     Mm ,„, ^ {()t
that lt would drift down to his bro-, ,.„,_. ......
"Thats tbe boy,
ther and Albert said,
Bob.1
to shout "Help!" and Bob told bim
to save his breath for the struggle
and he ceased. But there was nothing to paddle the raft with and Bob
dived off the raft and swam over to
his brother, whom he caught in front
by the hair.
Albert was quite passive In his
hands and did not try to seize him.
Bob found that his brother was too
heavy for him and was dragging him
under the water and when he saw
Letty Larson coming out he dragged
himself to the raft as he was almost
exhausted. When he got to the raft
and looked back he saw that his brother was not In sight and. Lefty said
he bad lost him; the body had sllp-
(Contlnued on Page Six)
was concluded, the delegates were the
Scouts For Hornby
Arrangements are almost completed
tor the Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs to
go camping this year at Hornby
Island. A splendid site has been
chosen, facing Tribune Bay, wher?
every facility .will be given the boys
to enjoy the open air lite. There ls
an excellent beach of fine hard sand
extending tor half a mile, where bathing can be Indulged in with no danger
to life. If present plans mature the
Wolf Cubs will leave Cumberland on
July 29th and embark at Union Bay
going direct to the camping site. The
cost of the chmp to each boy has been
reduced to the lowest figure possible,
being $3.00 for the Cubs and (5.00 for
the Scouts. This includes transportation to and from Hornby Island.
Owing to the low cost the Troop Committee ls endeavoring to raise funds
to enable the 'camp to be held, and
an Invitation Dance ls to be held In
the   Imperial   Pavilion,   Royston,   on
i Tuesday evening,    July    27th.     The
to withdraw It. but any person who, ,„     ^ orch(J9tra w)„ bo ,„ Bt.
tirtf,       faillAaaanJ       it...       .,nl I h m       .-at       a < aa. V4? _ J 1    T
tendance.     The objective which the
has followed the voting of Mr. Nell
knows that he has always voted with
the government when ever It was In
danger of defeat. I say that If ever
an Independent had an opportunity
to show his Independency It was dur-
Ing the last session of the House,
especially on the Customs debate I
divisions, but these divisions found {
Mr. Nell rallying to the support of his !
party and his leader. I say that on
no occasion did Mr. Neil bring forward any motion or suggestion in the
House that he did not amend same
to suit his lender, Mr. MacKenzie
King.
Mr. Neil was elected as a "total
excluslonlst of the Oriental." but on
this question he threw away his plat-
from plank on which he was elected
and accepted an amendment which
was acceptable to his party. On this
issue alone, Mr. Nell had the opportunity to be a true Independent by
resigning his seat and forcing a hy-
(Contlnued on Page Two)
, guests of the Alberni Board ot Trade
The elder brother then began ,ata banquet neW ,„ jhe Arllngton
Hotel. During the course of the
evening, after being welcomed by Mr.
Hannah, the Mayor, speeches and
toasts were made. Among the guests
were Major R. J. Burde, member for
the Alberni division, and Mr. Thos.
Coldicutt, of the Union Stage Co. The
presidents of the .different Boards of
Trade were asked to speak and many
interesting facts were brought to the
fore. Mr. J, H. Good (Nanaimo) commented upon how the coal trade was
being slowly but surely strangled as
an industry on the Island, and how
the companies were trying to get together to see lf plans could not be
made to use the by-products ot coal
to advantage. Mr. D. R. MacDonald
(Cumberland) thanked the Alberni
members for the warm welcome extended to them. He was glad to say
that the Cumberland Board of Trade,
which has been dormant for tbe past
two years, had taken on a new lease
of life. He felt that the time had
come for action to be taken in regard
to certain resolutions which had been
passed some six years ago, especially
those referring to the Island highway
and the proposed Comox-Cumberland-
Albernl Road. In regard to coal
problems, he agreed with Mr. Good
that the consumption of foreign coal
should stop In Canada and greatest
attention be given to the home product. The C. P. R. was taking two-
thirds of the output from Cumberland
today. Were the coal industry backed
up more enthusiastically by other Industrial firms the prosperity of B. C.
would be greater than It Is.
The delegate trom Port Alberni
spoke about the scarcity of men ot
vision In British Columbia. It had
taken 12 years before It was realized
that the West Coast of Vancouver
Island was an Ideal spot tor the construction of fish reducing plants.
Within the last year something like
(2,000,000 had been expended ou
machinery and plants. Before this
the pilchard trade had been swallowed
up by plants in the States. The same
applied to hatcheries. Some four
years ago some men of vision had
decided that Central Lake was a good
place lu which to hatch out salmon
this year, the loss in consequence being enormous. With men of vision to
push these matters ahead the sockeye
salmon Industry should be of enormous benefit to Vancouver Island.
Major Burde, In responding to the
toast to the "Albernis," stated that
It was an easy thing to pass resolutions asking the government to expend millions of dollars on road construction and so on, and then turn
round and blame Individual members
If the grants did not mature. The
appropriation for the whole ot B. C.
amounted to (2,250,000 out of which
tbe{ Alberni district got (47,000. In
order to pay the sinking fund and
interest on the P. G. E.. It took (2,
500,OM(i per annum. The Boards of
Trade would be doing a real good
work if they could enable this railway
to be sold, and thus ensure a greater
amount for appropriation,
Wednesday morning was taken up
with the discussing and the passing
of resolutions. Amongst the most
important were the resolutions urging
the Government to take action to conserve Strathcona Park, and to cop-
duct a thorough enquiry Into the
holding of timber leases, etc.. In that
district; that the Uominoin Government be asked to extend the present
property of the
B. C. Gold mines, known locally ns
the "Old Nutcracker."
Tlle strike, it is said, was inado lu
the glory hole of tlle property, and
there is every Indication that, unlike
previous encounters of hlgh-grudo
gold on Texada Island, there is considerable of the high-grade free milling quartz.
The mill  was operated  for a few
was ordered and it wus during tlie
overtime period that the Collieries
team really got into Its stride, com-1
plelely swamping tlle New Wcstraln- j
ster eleven, who could not go the pace ,
set by thc blues.
Thc first half of the game ended
with Collieries leading by one goal
scored from a well placed corner kick i bows rcceiUI*v' and il is re|,01'led lhal
by  Strang,   Brake  heading  the  ball Iin """ tlme moro tban *6'000 ln Bold
well out of the reach of the goalie.!wafl   r<*°™<*    fro»*   *•   °*'e   Put
Exchanges   were about  even  during jthrough the """*
the initial half, both teams turning in I
a line exhibition. i    ™9   propert>''    wl,i,h    ,li19    been
The second half saw Westminster J opera"ng for " COUI"e ot years past
„..„«..„ „„a    *„« «...  .„ #.«., t n. « ' i*1 a small way, has heen looked upon
equalize and step out in front for a;
tew minutes by dint of vigorous for-1 M a most "romlsl"e "'"'■   The corn-
ward   work.     Symington  scored  the I ?any ln contro1 Ms a s",a" one wlth
tying goal and n few minutes later j "ttIe of lts ca"ital slock held °"tsl"°
Adam Ker scored the second point|0ta Iew hamls* Mo8t "f "* >«*>-h«'**
for the men from the banks ot the ln Vancouver, with a few holders of
Fraser, but their lead was short lived !Btock '" thls clt*v aml •to«rtWM on
as Toughy Davies exactly four mln-' Vancouver Island,
utes afterwards put the teams on an I 0f late a more ,luci,l<''1 policy wlth
even basis with about fifteen minutes!respect to the mmVaay's affairs was
to go, booting the ball into the net j worked out' am* acti"s °" thc aMce
during a mix-up in front of the goal.! of  llu5  «>*****"t»-8 engineers  «  "tart
Fast Pace In Overtime | was made "' "* n,illi"b' ot ,he orc*
, _„,,,,.,,   , . i     with the result that alter a few hours
A remarkably fast pace was set hv
,.„.,,,      , ,     .. .,       run it is reported that the plates be-
the Collieries team In  the overtime ,
,   , ,   .   ..   .  ..     ..       ...   .    came so beiivilv laden with the gold
period, so fast that the New  West-    , ' ,       ,,,
,    .     ._.,,.        .L      , .        that Is was necessarv to stop the m 11
minster team faded from the picture j '
period of thirty days to tourists to I altogether.   Six minutes of the over-!aml m    , a    ea" ""* .    *
i;. ,,uj'ui.r,,l    There  ls  to  be  a   meeting  of the
irnniin,.^  -.„   •**>--»  a,., time period hnd gone by when Davies . .   „,
,,,.,., ,       „,        i company on Julv 21. when the matter
accepted a beautiful pass from Strang    ...—*. ,. .,, ,
.  .     .  .  , ,    „ i of the future of the property will be
and headed in a nice goal.   He re-1 ,   ,      . .   .     ,      ,      ,   ,,
.  ,     , ,    .     , .        ....      ,   ' dealt with by the shareholders.    It is
peated a few minutes later with onlyi *       , ,       ,        ,
., ,        .    .    ,    _. ,.     ; announced unofficially that the mine
Alsbury to beat.   The score was then I. ,
,.„,-..„,„. lis now expected to enter upon an era
4 to 2 for the Collieries. ,,,.,.,        „., ,,    .    ,
_,     .,     ...      ..   ■   . ,   i of rich production.   The president of
Shortly nfter  thc  change of ends   .. ,   _    „„.,,.,   .
., . .   . „ _.        .        .     Uhe company is Dr. R. C. MoKechnle*
the count went to o-2, Stewart scoring „ . * -        . ,
... ,,   Mr.  D. N. McTovish. who hns  for a
on  a  penalty  given  against  Russell  , , , ., ,    .        , ,
..„,,..,, ,i long time carried the main  llnancial
for handling in tbe dreaded area.   A  .     .        . ,
^^^^^^^^^^ always
(Continued on  Page  Six)
*	
ILO-ILO   PROGRAMME   FOR
i THE COMING WEEK
Friday and Saturday (this week)—
Vllma Banky In "The Dark Angel."
Monday—Charles Ray and Eleanor
Boardman ln  "the Auction  Blank."
Wednesday and Thursday. July 81 few  minutes   from  time    Symington: burdcn of ,he «°mpany, ha
l     thT** .?"'H"S ™'t<,nl  "Buck-!n""*e " three for Westminster from ra,ntai"ed the S™**'*! faith in this
ing   he Truth I dght yol.(ls range Ta)t fft , property and  has staked  everything
24L?n°f/nDrt«,lll ,?:iU^!?._aJ"dlafter l",r,,ally ^PPlng a hot drive  on Ha -W" »««*-•
Am Q. Nilsson in "The Splendid  from  ,„, blg cenrte f
Road.
GAIETY  PROGRAMME   FOR
THE COMING WEEK
west-:A. W. Neill Returns
Committee have In mind ls (100. The
scoutmastor Is anxious to secure the
services of a cook for the period the
hoys are under canvas and any applications should be made to him personally at the Vicarage between the
hours ot 11 and 12 noon.
Friday and Saturday (this week)—
Anna Q. Nilsson and Robert Fraser
in "The Splendid Road."
Tuesday—Charles Ray and Eleanor
Boardman In "The Auction Block."
Wednesday and Thursday. July 21
and 22—Jack Hoxie in "The Border
Sheriff." Thursday five beautiful
carved necklaces free.
Friday and Saturday, July 23 and
24—Lon Chaney in "The Tower of
Lies."
Final'
score:   Canadian   Collieries 6,
minster 3. , 	
For   the   winners   Toughy   Davles      _    ,
,     „      ,,  '     Contrary   to   recent   reports   going
played   magnificently,   nnd   nfter   his   ., ,    . ..      ,. „.  ., ,,,
'       ...        ■''.   ;     . ,   . the round of the city, Mr. A. W. Neill
medium displays of the last few weeks     ,,, .   " ,    .,       ,.
I, , , .1 wlll   again   stand   for   re-election   if
it  was  quite  n  pleasure  to  see  the   , . ,      •■*,     „ ., .      , .
,.,,, .      ,        ■••      ...      , ,    . ,    his   supnrters   In   this   district   wish
i little centre forward getting into his  .,     .     . .,
; , ,. _,' . , i him  to do so,  according  to  reports
stride once more.   Hitchens, as usual, i ,        „       ...      .    _,        ,,,       ,
'   . from Port Alberni.   Mr. Neill arrived
! played a fine game, some of his pass-1, ,   ,  „      ,        , , ,        ,   ,    ,
*' ,        , ' ...      I home   last  Tuesday  night  and   looks
es  being almost  perfect.   Monaghan; ...       ,    .,
, „   , ,        .•..        "   ,    some what fagged after a  strenuous
and Brake were good at right and left;       .       , ,        .,     ,     ,,
. .       ° session of over 6 months duration,
half respectively with Anderson and,    _.      , „    . ,       ,
,',....,      , The    following    statement,    issued
Stewart and Tait defend ng   n great I,        .,    ., ,,,,   .     , , „   .
I from .Mr. Nellie headquarters at Port
stvle
j Alberni, was received for publication
Symington, her and Delaney were ],,   lv; ,_,....,
Miss Mildred Robertson, of Vancouver, was visiting friends In this
city yesterday and today. She will
return to Vancouver Saturday morn.
outstanding for Westminster, the lat- i
by thc Islander a few days
ter especially turning in a fine game
Mr. R. Reid. Sr.. returned to Cumberland last week after spending a
few mouths In Australia. "Bob" says
no more "down under" for him. B.C.
looks  too  good  for  thc  genial  Bol).
FORM COMPANY TO OPERATE
LUMBER MILL AT COURTENAY
FANNY BAY RESIDENTS SURVEY
DAMAGE IN SERIOUS FIRE OF
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Katesu and Company, the Japanese presented the appearance of a desert-
logging company at Fanny Bay, was ed  Belgium  village  during the  late
wiped out by fire along with many  wnr
houses, belonging to their employees!
and some of the employees of the1 Scattered along the road from the
Mackie, Barnes and Horton Shingle shingle mill of Mackle,' Barnes and
mill, on Monday and Tuesday of thlB Horton: to the railroad crossing at
week. The scene alopg the highway, the Japanese camp of the Deep Bay
at Fany Boy on Tuesday morning last! (Continued"on"Page Two)
COURTENAY, July 14.—At the
regular meeting of Ihe Courtcnny-
Comox Board ot Trade held in the
city hall on Tuesday evening, expressions of satisfaction were heard concerning thc Improved state of the
Island highway since hard surfacing
has been done, and It was thought
that the Provincial Department of
Public Works would doubtless be congratulated on this Improvement hy
the Associated Boards of Trade at
present ln convention at Alberni,
where three members of the local
Board are attending as delegates.
These members are Messrs. Theed
Pearse, E. L. Macdonald and J. N.
McLeod, who left for tho west coast
town on Tuesday. The meeting here
wns presided over by Mr. Eadle
Resolutions coming up nt the Alberni convention were discussed, including the preservation of tlle timber
In Strathcona Park, the preservation
of the scenic beauty of the Elk Falls
at Campbell River and n resolution
strongly objecting to a reduction of
the number of Custom" ports of entry
on Vuncouver Island
"Apart from the Consiitutlonal Is-
I sues, Mr. Neill wns glad to sec tho
; dissolution and the election in sight
'as lie believed that was needed in the
Country's Interests and as he had
' stated in the House on one nf the last
i votes, had deliberately thrown his
vote In tlle way to bring about an
election.
"He believed that Lord Byng had
acted from conscientious motives and
from a desire lo avoid a general elec-
I tlon. Presumably he acted on advice
' from Mr. Meighen that lie could carry
, on another session or more witli tlie
aid of the Progressive group. He was
not apparently justiiicii in giving such
advice as the bulk of the i'rogressivn
party denied any arrangement and
two days Inter defeated ills party ln
the House.
"Mr.  Neill  snld  thai   pursuanl   to
his promise at. election time, he had
j approached holh parties at the begin-
ceituin which
The  matter of   nullifying   stivers. ^^^^^^^
reports as to thc state of the roads ning of the session to
nortli of Nnuulmo was thc subject of. would agree to pass most of the plat-
some discussion, lt was decided thut: form on which he was elected and
notice boards should he painted and finding thut he could get considerably
sent to the Victoria and Nanaimo more from tlic Liberal parly, hud
Boards of Trade requesting those hod- agreed with was the attempt to give
les to hnve same displayed in tlle auto sion on condition of gelling tbe legis-
I p»irks nt these places. The notices i lotion ho wanted In the Interest of
1 will advise the tourists that tho Island   his   constituents.     The    Government
The rbcent action of the council o(!H|e|lway aonb t0 Courtenay and to had kept Its word and he felt bound
the board in connection with the pro-'Carapbo" Rlver *8 in 8°<"1 condition to keep faith with them It was no
posed operation of the Courtenay Saw Iand "artly •Mr*-«B-*oed. The prep-1 fault of the Government tliat the Old
Mill was confirmed by the meeting.'""'0" °' these notices was left to Age Pensions Act was thrown out by
Two members of the Boord of Trade
have been appointed to tho saw mill
board of directors. A company Is being formed and the public is Invited
to Invest tho necessary , amount of
capital to enable this concern tn put
the mill ln working order, lo buy logs
nnd to take care of wages. The directors are Messrs. Bridges, Theed
Pearse, E. L. Macdonald. A. Cleland,
and P. L. Anderton.
! the    Transportation    and    Publicity I the Senate, over which Mr. Neill felt
Committees. very bitter.
Freight rates were also ihe subject "Regarding the Customs investlga-
of a discussion. Mr. Hurford claimed tion. Mr. Neill had always opposed It
that the high  rates from this point  being handled by a political comniit-
are such as to discriminate against
the district. Il wns reported thnt the
auto park had now been put Into good
condition nnd some minor improvements were proposed.
(Continued on Page Five)
tee, holding it should have been done
by a judge, tlie arrangement which
hns now been accepted. The report
of the Committee was unanimous and
was passed as such by the House,   lt
(Continued on Poge Two) PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANBWt, CUMMBRLAND, *\ C.
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1926.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1926.
NEVER MIND The old timers keep telling
THE WEATHER us that the seasons are ever
changing, that the weather is
not what it used to be. In the winter these
wise old croakers are bemoaning the lack of a
permanent blanket of snow, and the ice on the
streams, which, when they were boys and girls,
afforded skating from Thanksgiving to St. Patrick's Day. In the spring, they keep telling us
how much earlier the buds came when they were
young. Even the summers of this day are not
to be compared with the glorious swimming hole
clays they knew, and as for the autumn, why it
is appalling how the foliage is deteriorating and
the nuts never ripen as they did in the good old
days.
Don't argue with the dear old folks, don't
even contradict them, but don't take their claims
too seriously.
In the course of a million years it may be true
that the sun has cooled a bit. Geologists tell
us so. But during the brief span that grandad
has been keeping tab on the weather our seasons
haven't changed enough to be detected by the
thermometers and other instruments known to
the government weather bureau. There are
variations, of course, from year to year as the
records show, but no greater and no different
than when grandpa was a boy.
Isn't it possible that the changes that seem
so marked to the older inhabitants are largely
due to the changes in living, rather than to the
weather? Many of us can recall the homes of
our childhood, heated solely by open fireplaces or
wood-burning stoves. How the blaze scorched
your face on cold days, while your back was
freezing. How, when you washed for breakfast
you first had to break the ice in the old bucket
on the bench by the kitchen door. Trace these
changes through, compare those conditions with
the furnace-heated homes of today and the
running hot water in the bathroom and you can
see why grandpa mutters about the change in the
seasons. Perhaps our screened window and the
absence of the old fly brush at the dinner table
may also affect his views on the summer's heat.
This Friday and Saturday at
the Ilo-llo, "The Dark Angel"
THOSE PESTS Again we note that Dr. L. 0.
Howard, head of theTMted
States bureau of entomology, is sending forth a
warning that insects, in their struggle for existence, may destroy the human race. It is difficult to believe that man, who overcame the
dinoceras, the dinohterium, the dicydon and all
those terrestrial reptiles and antediluvian monsters, is going to be wiped out by tiny bugs.
If we may be permitted to offer a suggestion
to the learned scientific professors, why not set
the lilliputian assasins to destroying each other?
Somewhere we once read a rhyme which ran
something like this:
'Big fleas that prey on us have
little fleas to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser ones,
so on, ad infinitum."
If properly directed these parasites may be
made to do useful things. They tell us one
breed of insect is killing the Japanese beetle.
So numerous pests may be put out of mischief
by parasitical counter pests. Train 'em to fight
each other, professor. In that way you will be
rendering a great service to humanity.
BETTER NOT Bad news travels faster than
SAY IT good news.     There is an old
saying "No news is good news."
Let a man be converted at a church service and
there is not much of a stir, but let a resident be
convicted of some crime and the news leaps by
word of mouth from one end of the community
to the other.
How thoughtlessly unkind we sometimes are
when neighbors of ours suffer misfortune! It is
a fact that troubles are bound to come to us all
in some shape or form and what we say about
our friends and acquaintances today may apply
to us tomorrow. News is no respecter of persons.
We are prone to consider the ways of others
not our ways when we should be watching our
own step. What folks say of one another sometimes hurts more than anything that could have
been done. News, either good or bad, grows
and becomes exaggerated and distorted with peddling. When the news is good, it makes no
material difference how it is exaggerated or distorted—it can never do any positive harm. But
bad news, given wings, may bring sorrow and
ruin upon people who certainly are not deserving
of a punishment beyond the penalty of their mistake.
More charity for others will mean more charity for ourselves, and we will gradually come to
take a keener delight in reporting something good
of some person than something bad. Good is
constructive, bad is destructive. Just before
you are about to let out a bit of "bad»news," stop
and think a moment. See if you can't think of
something good to say in place of it; The
chances are ten to one that you can and that you
will.
Showing
this Week
of Ladies' Wash Dresses in the
newest Styles in Ginghams and
Spun' Silks,   Broadcloths   and
Voiles from
$3.00 " $12.50
COMMUNICATION
(Continued Irom Page One)
election on this very important is
sue, as other Island members have
done. Mr. Neil could have taken the
same course on the Senate's actions
when they threw out the Old Age
pension measure.
I recall, Mr. Editor, a report of Mr.
Neil's first speech made tn the House
at Ottawa in which he admitted for
that session at least he had pledged
his support to MacKenzie King, and
he also added that he was thinking
that he had made a mistake in so
doing, a very pointed suggestion to
King that he had better attend to
Mr. Neil. Mr. Nell has been a "good
Liberal" while representing this riding at Ottawa and I am not hlaming
him for being a Liberal, but I say
that as an Independent Mr. Nell has
"been weighed in the balance of Independency and found wanting," and
I may add that had Mr. Nell ran as
a straight Liberal in the first Federal
contest I say tliat lie would not have
been elected. Let Mr. Neil contest
this seat In the coming election under
his true colors, tllat of a Liberal, and
prove that I am wrong.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, In anticipation.
J. E. ARMISHAW, J. P.
Sayward, V. I.,
July 9th, 1926.
INTER-CLUB TENNIS
MATCH POSTPONED
Word was received on Wednesday
evening by the secretary of the local
Tennis Club that Port Alberni will be
unable to play their scheduled inter-
club match here on Sunday, owing to
difficulty in securing enough players
to make the trip. In consequence the
match has been postponed until some
later date.
Fanny Bay Residents
(Continued from Page One)
A. W. Neill Returns
(Continued from Page One)
recognised the need for reform In the
Customs department nnd advised cer-
Iniii methods, also tlie discharge of
half ii dozen ollicials and the superannuation of some others. This wns
all correct. Whal Mr. Neill hud not
agreed witli wa sthe attempt to give
the report, a political twist by blaming
certain men for political efl'eci only.
He had voted against those amendments.
"Asked as to his future actions, Mr.
Neill stated he was willing to stand
again if such was the desire of his
friends. If he ran it would again be
as nn independent. He wns very sure
that his independent position during
the last five years had heen of advantage in securing legislation and
other attention to tlie needs of this
district and he wns thoroughly satisfied by a careful observation of the
position in the House that thc present election would not give either
party a working majority and the one
or the other would have to depend on
support from Progressives and Independents."
Logging Co., are the remains of house
hold effects that had been salvaged
in the final rush from the destroyed
homes. Mr. Tweedle, who owns' the
Fanny Bay Hall and garage, seemed
to be the settler who sustained most
damage, as his house on the hill was
burned, without anything being saved.
Mr. Tweedle was working on the roof
until the last minute, and then, too
late to re-enter the dwelling, he had
to run. even $300 in a coat pocket I
having to be abandoned.
The Garage, which stands just I
across the highway, and which had j
heen well stocked with candies and I
groceries for the tourist season by I
Mr. Tweedle's daughter, was burned
to the ground.
The (Ire originated, it is alleged,
by a spark from tlle donkey engine,
four miles from tho mad, which fell
some sixty feet awny. and although
it was noticed at once, the whole surrounding went up like tinder. Sweeping lu ail directions, and fanned hy
a fierce wind, one section of flame
crept towards the Ii. & N. Railway
embankment, which at first was
thought would form an obstacle to
the path of the finnie, hut showering
stumps and snags sent the fire towards the road, wiping out all the
Japanese and white workers' homes
on Its way. In four hours the fire
had reached the beach, breaking the
Government Telegraph and the B. C.
Telephone Company's wires and burning up the telephone which was recently Installed. Cars were being
hurried to and fro, nnd whilst no
cars were lost, several showed by
burned tops how near their escape
had been. Whilst the horses remained ln the pasture (although the
Are had apparently swept over it)
without harm, the cows had disappeared into the woods, making a
scarcity of milk. The shingle mill
escaped by a miraculous change of
wind in the late evening.
A Brave Act
One very brave net was that of Mr.
Louis Magnone and his helpers. Louis
was driving the locomotive tor the
Japanese logging camp and that night
he repeatedly drove his engine into
the flames with the smoke so thick he
could hardly see,' until everyone was
out of the danger zone and all their
personal effects were brought out.
One must admire such pluck. All the
boys of the neighborhood worked like
trojans with trucks gathering up furniture, etc., and taking It out of the
path of the fire.
The Community Hall at Fanny Bay
Is being used to house many of tht
refugees, some of whom would undoubtedly have lost their Uvea' but
for the gallant action of the locomotive driver and his assistants.      '*'"
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the Cumberland General Hospital up
till noon, Saturday, July 31st, for
which plans and specifications can
be procured at my residence.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
E. PICKARD,
Sec'y. Cumberland Hospital.
Maryport Avenue,
Cumberland, B. C. 20-31
TENDERS are Invited for the extension to the Parish Hall of Holy
Trinity' Church, Cumberland, to be
addressed tb and In the hands of the
undersigned on or before Monday,
July 26th, from whom further Information, plans and specifications
may be obtained.
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Cumberland.
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King George Hotel
NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the practice of
lighting fires In yards for the purpose
of destroying refuse, etc., Is prohibited
during the present dry spell and must
be discontinued until further notice.
C. J. PARNHAM,
Fire Marshall.
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Tenders will be received up to July
30th next, for the repainting, kalso-
mlnlng, varnishing, repairing ot
plaster walla, also the re-paperlng of
three rooms, of the lower floor of the
Cumberland General Hospital, Cum-"|
berland, B. C.
Specifications may be secured from
the House Committee or appointments
to view the proposed work may be
made to suit tenderers' convenience.
The Hospital Board reserves the right
to ask for suitable guarantees of
ability to carry but the work to their
satisfaction.
Address tenders to
EDWARD HUGHES,
for House Committee,
Cumberland General Hospital,
i Cumberland. B. C.
29-30.
Tenders are Invited for the hauling
ot Coal to the Cumberland General
Hospital, all tenders to be In on or
before August 0th, 1926. Lowest or
any tender not necessarily accepted.
Farther particulars may be obtained trom
E. D. PICKARD,
Secretary, Cumberland
Hospital Board.
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A TIRE REPAIR OUTFIT
or a
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Perhaps it's a
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There's no need for it—we sell them all.
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SPECIALISTS IN AUTO REPAIRS
Phone 8 Cumberland, B. C.
NOTICE
■ WATER MUST NOT BE USED for
sprinkling or Irrigation purposes except from the hour of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
CUMBERLAND k UNION
•WATERWORKS,  CO.,  LTD.
O.  W.   CLINTON,
Managing Director.
Sealed Tenders tor the purchase of
the former Methodist Parsonage wlll
be received by the undersigned up to
Monday, August 2nd, at 6:00 p.m.
The Building la situate on the west
45 feet ot Lot 5, Block 4, on Pendrlth
Avenue, Cumberland, B. C.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.   Full particulars may be
received from tbe undersigned.
A. HENDERSON,
See'y. tor Board of Trustee! of
Cumberland United Church.
19-10.
BARRELS    FOR    SALB-Apply    at .
McBryde's Bakery, Courtenay, B.C.
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WANTED—We want cars. If you
have a car and need cash, write or
call B. C. Motor Exchange Ltd.,
1052 Fort St, Victoria, B.C.     t.f.n.
FOR SALE—Four Room Cottage ln
good condition. No reasonable
offer refused. Apply Box 112, Cumberland, B. C. 28-30
FOR SALE—China Cabinet and Sliding Steel Couch. Apply Mrs. Fielding, 207 Vjj Derwent Avenue.
TO RENT—10 Acres of land (5 acres
cleared), and 2-room Cottage, on
the Royston Road. Apply to P. O.
Box 802, Cumberland. FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1926.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
What Opening of Comox Lake j
Alberni Road Would Secure
In a recent issue of the Victoria I
Dally Colonist, W. M. Stephens, of;
Alberni, supports the building of the j
proposed Alberal-Comox Lake road, j
presenting ln a clear and concise way
the value such a route would be both
to the West ard East coasts and to
Vancouver Island as a whole. Mr.
Stephens' article follows:
"Possibly few people can reollze
what an Important connecting link
In the highway system of Vancouver Island is being neglected, and has
been so for yenrs. In the non-completion of the road from thc bend of the
Beaver Creek Valley to Comox Luke.
and around Comox Luke to connect
with the existing road from Cumberland. When one stops to realize that
at the present time there only remnln
some twenty-two miles of road (and
work has heen done on some four
miles of this) leaving eighteen mller-
of new work. Six miles of this length
is around Comox Lake which entails
the heaviest part of the worlt, being
mostly rock. It Is hard to construct
a feasible reason why this project hns
been neglected so long.
Locution
For eleven miles out of Alberni,
the location follows the route of the
present Beaver Creek Road, which
even now receives a considerable
amount of heavy motor traffic, to the
commencement of what ls known an
the Comox Trail. From this point a
location was made In l!)05-'6 by .Mr.
D. R. Harris, C. E., for the rosd. It
ls possible to drive a car for another
mile and a halt where the dilapidated
condition of a bridge over a small
creek precludes a ear being taken
any farther. The road has. however,
been rough graded for another two
and a half miles. From the termination of the rough graded rond to
Comox Lake is a good trail (this was
used by the C. N. R. Survey to lote
1.5
2.5
12
ficient surfacing material could easily
be obtained along the proposed route,
in addition to which no doubt this
location being on a southerly slope
would not be so likely to block with
snow In Winter as the Alberni Sum
rait.
The approximate distances from
Alberni to Cumberland and Courtenay by the proposed and existing
routes are ns follows:-
By Proposed Route
Miles.
To head of Beaver Creek Valley (constructed)     11-
C'omox Trail rough gruded and
possible to travel with car at
date  	
Comox-   Trail - rough    graded
road	
Troll   	
Round Lake to Connect with
existing rond to Cumber-
hind  	
From    Luke    to    Cumberland
(constructed)      2.5
Total distance to Cumberland..   36.5 '
From Alberni to end of lake...   33
From lake to Courtenay (constructed)     8
Total distance to Courtenay    41
By the Existing Routes
From Alberni to Courtenay, 68
miles—proposed route saves 27 miles.
From Alberni to Cumberland, 70.5
miles—proposed route saves 35 miles.
Considering the question from the
viewpoint of the Alberni Valley as a
whole only. It can readily be seen
of what value lt would be to its inhabitants. It would remove the two
towns from the position of being on
a dead end to that of being on. a belt
line, It would place the East Coast
within easy motor travel reach of the
Cumberland and Campbell Ut ver,
many useless miles are travelled retracing steps over the Alberni Summit, i"
From Tourist Point of View
From the tourist's point of view it
would operate to tbe mutual advantage of everybody. Parties visiting
Sproat and Central Lake etc., would
be able to take an entirely new route
lf they wished to visit the East Coast
and this would also apply to tourists
visiting the East and wishing to come
oyer to the West Coast. The possibilities for tbe tourist or any person
wishing to spend a camping and hiking holiday along the proposed route
are unlimited the scenic beauties hard
to equal, magnificent timber, mountain' scenery with snow capped peaks,
and surrounding country ls full of
lakes and streams, the Stamp and Ash
Rivers, and tributaries, Elsie Lake,
McLaughlin ake, Dixon Lake and
Deep Lake being all Well worth a side
trip. The lakes and streams are a
veritable fisherman's happy hunting
ground and In the Fall the hunter
can hunt to his heart's content in a
country well supplied with game.
Possibly no finer stand of timber
can be Seen anywhere than along the
trail and many virgin acres of agricultural land, now inaccessable, would
be brought in touch with transportation, ln addition to which in the event
of a forest Are happening, many valuable hours would be Saved in transporting men and supplies, and possibly many thousand dollars' worth of
valuable timber saved. Taken Into
con-junction with the proposed West
Coast Road, it would be part of a
belt line half way round the Island.*
GRADED SCHOOL
TO SERVE DISTRICT
Consolidated  School  System  to  Be
Tried North of Courtenay by
School Authorities
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COURTENAY, July 14.—A considerable area of the school population
ot the Comox Valley decdled on consolidation at a meeting held at Sandwick on Saturday evening. The
Bchools affected are Headquarters,
Sandwick, Grantham and Merville,
With a possibility of Dove Creek coming in too. These schools all He to
the northwest of Courtenay and will
be consolidated at a new building
which it is proposed to erect with all
possible speed on four acres of land
comprising a corner of the north end
of the Crockett Farm at Oranthnm.
This site was agreed upon and will
be utilized subject to the approval of
the Department of Education. Thc
school buildings of these places which
have decided on consolidation will,
It is proposed, be retained for accommodating the primary grades.
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I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
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III!
D. K. MacDonald, president of the Cumberland Board of Trad?, nod
a   strong   booster   for   the   proposed   Comox    I..:ke-Alherni   Road,
their supplies over to their survey
camps with park ponies, when making their loculion through to the Eust
Coast). Tlie locution, following us it
does the foothills of the Beaufort
Range, and the watershed of the Ash
and Swamp Rivers lo a summit of
1,200 feet above sea level, thence pursues the watershed of the Puntledge
River to Comox Lake. II. W. E. 443.
Except for that proportion around
Comox Lake, It presents no physical
difficulties In thc way of construction
to be overcome, and no doubt  suf-
Wtst, farmers ln the Alberni Valley
1 would have the advantage nf an East
] Coast market for their produce, and
| vice-versa, and at lhe present time
there is a considerable amount of
I cream shipped from Alberni to the
I Comox Creamery by rail and even
' possibly coal could be brought over
I the road to Alherni from Cumberland.
| From the commercial man's point
| of view it Is without doubt a vital
one, as much valuable time ls wasted
when coming Into Alberni and wishing to visit the East Coast. Courtenay.
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^f^jil^Mjrie geER**^*^
Beer Analyzed
By Experts
ALL the Been purchased by the Liquor
Control Board of B. C. from the Vancouver Breweries Limited, Rainier Brewing Co. of Canada Limited, Westminster
Brewing Co. Limited, Victoria Phoenix
Brewing Co. Limited and the Silver Spring
Brewery Limited, who are all members of
the Amalgamated Breweries of B. C, for
sale at Government Liquor Stores and the
Licensed Beer Parlors, have been and will
be analyzed from time to time by different expert firms of the continent for the
protection of the public.
rpHE substance of these various anal-
-*• yses instigated by order of the
Liouor Control Board shows that the
Beers are perfect, the taste agreeable and
malty. The foam is creamy and stands
up well. The alcohol by weight is about
4.25 per cent, and the extract 5.49 per
eent. with an original gravity of about
13.20. These analyses indicate further
that the Beers are of good quality, wholesome and free from any foreign substance.
'"po make a good Beer with such health-giving
-1 qualities II requires a skilled breivmaster and
an up-lo-dalc hygienic plant, such as inaliiialni'd
by the above mentioned Breweries. These plum*
are open for Inspection and visits of the public are
gladly solicited. Only Ihe best malrrluls obtainable are used in the manufacture of lhe Beers.
rpilE Brewing capacity of lhe ahoie Breweries,
■■* members of Ihe Amalgamated Bretverioa of
B. C, Is about eight limes a* large ns the present
output, which gives besl assurance lo the puhlic
of receiving only fully matured and properly
nged lleers for many years lo eome.
MANN'S BAKERY
The home of high class cakes and pastries.
Large and varied selection.
Freshly baked daily.
APPLE, RAISIN, and PINEAPPLE PIES.
BUNS, BISCUITS, COOKIES, SCONES, etc.
Try some "Golden Brown Doughnuts" for Saturday's
dinner.   The kiddies like them.
Cream Rolls, Cream Cakes, etc., dainty looking and
delicious tasting.
Mann's Bakery
Cumberland
Phone 18
PETER McNIVEN
TRUCK AND GENERAL DELIVERY
PETER McNIVEN—CUMBERLAND        Phone 150
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
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For the best quality
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«THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B, C.
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1926.
"The Radio Detective"
CHAPTER XXI
"FUMES OF FEAR"
SOMEHOW Ken had a feeling that
all was not well with Vira. Perhaps it was that he had Just been
through a particularly harrowing ex
perience with his sister Ruth. Wha'
more likely, that in some way this
clever gang might try to involve Viro
the sister of his pal, Dick Gerard?
Here was Hank and with him a perfect stranger. With what could thnt
have to do? Many things. Ken had
a quick wit. There flashed over liim
a thought of that sour thug who had
been arrested the night before thc
fire. Hank had been observing tliat.
Could there be any connection here?
At any rate it would take only a few
minutes to get around to the town
jail. Perhaps he might chalice on
some clue.
A few minutes before Ken arrived
at the town lock-up, sure enough.
Hunk had put ln an appearance. He
climbed up to the barred window behind which ho knew Cauliflower Pete
was and called.
"Pete!"
Pete sprang up from his cot. "Say!
What're they doln'? I'm here yet.
uin't I? I tell yer I'm goin-ter squeal
if they don't get me out—soon."
He wanted to say "now." Only he
suddenly thought that perhaps in trying to incriminate others lie might incriminate himself.
Hank was bursting with news and
importance. "You'll he nil right,
Pete. Just keep a stiff upper lip.
They sent Mr. Crook down. You
know that? My. but he's a clever
man! Ho saw tho judge, got the bail
fixed nt one grand. Then I took him
over to Vira Gerard. You know her
folks have millions. She's getting n
valuable piece of jewelry from her
mother, will give It to Mr. Crook to
put up as security. They'll get you
out."
"Well, I'm In! Where are they?
Why don't they DO somethln'?"
"Oh, It's all right. He's meeting
her at three. You'll eat supper with
the crowd. Don't worry."
"They better see that I do!"
Hank was quite excited by the surliness of Pete. Perhaps in his excitement his voice raised itself a little
higher than It would have done otherwise. He did not look around to see
thnt he was at the same time making
his enemy Ken understand equally as
well.
Ken wns listening as he peered very
cautiously around the corner. He
was gettng an eiarful. He had been
fooled once that day. Now he was
on his guard. The thing that worried Ken as it flashed over his mind
was that It was all up to him alone.
He was just a boy. He knew he must
be very careful of whom he took Into
his confidence. He needed the help
of a man. He had sized up this Mr.
Crook. He was powerful. How he
wished he knew where he could reach
Clenn Buckley!
Once now Hank looked around furtively. Ken withdrew his head from
the corner of the jail just in time.
He slid to safety around thc other
side of the huilding and soon was a
sufficient distance from Hank that
that young man might not suspecl a
thing even if again they met.
Trouble was brewing. Where was
Vira now? It was Hearing three.
Where was Jack Curtis? Above
all. where was Glenn Buckley? Ken
started off on his bicycle to And one
of them.
Suddenly it occurred to him that
Rae was stopping at the Club. Glenn
hnd been with Rae at tho Binnacle.
Why not try the flub. He turned his
wheel In that direction.
Again Ken had made a good guess.
The use of his head was leading him
Into fortunate encounters, whereas, if
you did not use your head, you failed.
There was Glenn Buckley with Rae.
actually bidding her good-bye with
some show of interest. It made Ken
feel sore, such effusiveness. He did
not like Rae. mistrusted her—and he
did like Vira. Rae turned and ran
upstairs to dress for some function
or other. As Glenn turned away Ken
nabbed him.
"Glenn." he called, lowering his
voice. "I think Vira is going to get
into some trouble!'
Excitedly now he began to explain.
"Why tell me? What is it to mc?'
Buckley was still angry and he would
have Ken know that lie was not Interested in Vira any more.
But Ken knew better than that.
Glenn's very tone showed he was.
"Say," he confided, "You didn't know
it. but I saw that scrap you had with ,
her at the Binnacle. Do you want
to know? Well, after you left and
she went the other way, I saw Jack
Curtis give Rae Hie wink. And Han
handed liim the sign to go after Vira.
Don't lie a sap!"
Ken's revelation shook Buckley nnd
Ken. seeing his advantage, went on l
to tell Glenn whal ho heard Vira was
doing, dwelt a hit on the peril In her.
He gradually sold Buckley, who weak- t
ened  and   finally   was  as  exulted  as j
Ken. It was tliat wink lo Rae and her
answer  to Curtis,   unknown  to  him, I
that did  It.   She ciiuld  not  make  a ,
monkey of liim, Glenn vowed.
"I wonder when- Vira is now?" lie
demanded.     "Is   It   too   Inte  to  stop i
her?"
"I'm afraid it is." Ken looked at
his watch.   "Nearly three."
"Well, then, come on. let's go over -
to thut Rendezvous Garage!" urged j
Buckley.
That had been just what Ken wanted. The two started.. But they did
not get, for before they caught sight
of Jack Curtis. He was coming lo
the Club.
"You sec?" whispered Ken. "She
shakes you—and he appears. It's a
put up Job! Let's get a line on him.
Maybe he's in lt, ton."
Buckley wns willing. He was son*
nt Jack.
Even before Ken and Buckley had
started, Vira, ln her enthusiasm to
help with the rescue of Dick, her
brother, was hastening almost beyond
the speed limit. Almost breathless,
and her engnie overheated, Vira drove
up ln through the open door nf Iho
Rendezvous Garage.    She did not stop
to look around to notice at first that
in some pretext or another Lawyer
'rook was alone at the garage.
No sooner had she Jumped out of
ter car, leaving the motor running,
han Mr. Crook moved over quickly
tnd closed the doors. She did not
ike it, but what could she do?
"We can't afford to have anyone
lee or hear our planB," the lawyer
■aid plausibly.
Nervously Vira produced the paste
pendant. Mr. Crook took it greedily
ind began to examine It. He seemed
o know jewels. Suddenly he turned
in Vira, "Say! Are you kidding me?
\'ow, come through—right!"
Vira backed away. "You let me
alone!"
The man laughed and grabed at her.
You little minx! You'll try to fool
ne. hand me a paste jewel, will you?
Here—"
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Tremendously rapid development
of forest and water power resources
of the Province of Quebec is indicated in the forecast of revenue
totalling $6,000,000 from these
sources for the current year. Last
year the same resources produced a
revenue of nearly $4,500,000.
Sixty men from the training campa
in Brandon and Claydon, England,
have been accepted by the Canadian
Government and sailed on the "Empress of France" at the end of June.
They proceeded to Winnipeg after
landing at Quebec and will be placed
on specially selected farms.
Saskatchewan exported last year
77.4 per cent, of its total production
of creamery butter, according to a
statement made by. the Provincial
Dairy Commissioner. The increase
in production in 1925 over that of
1920 had amounted to 126.8 per
cent., the output last year totalling
15,946,233 pounds.
Close on one hundred pilgrims
from St. Paul and Minneapolis
passed through Montreal recently on
their way to the famous shrine of
Ste. Anne de Beaupre, near Quebec.
They were the advance guard of th©
great army of pilgrims that visit the
shrine every year. While stopping
off in Montreal they visited the St.
Joseph Oratory in thnt city, also
well-known as a shrine.
Hundreds of students and co-«ds
from Canadian and American universities have been passing through
Montreal recently to board ships for
Europe in connection with the Overseas Collegiate Tours that have
grown increasingly popular of late
years. Many of these collegians
travel by Canadian Pacific boats, the
"Empress of France" on a recent
trip carrying over 250 of them.
Clad in gorgeous scarlet tunics,
plentifully decorated with gold braid,
forty members of the world-famoua
Coldstream Guards Band, of London, reached Quebec recently on tha
Canadian Pacific liner "Montcalm"
on their third visit to Canada, having
been here in 1904 and again in 1911.
llnder the command of Lieutenant
R. G. Evans they will play at Brandon, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon,
Regina, Vancouver and the Toronto
Exhibition.
The electrification of the main
line of the Imperial Japanese Government Railway system from Tokio
to Shimonoseki, 750 miles, has been
long projected, and recently the 45-
mile section between Tokio and
Odawara has had experimental
trains drawn by electric locomotives
run twice a day between these points.
Owing to the great expense involved
it is feared it will 'ie many years before the entire ma'n ' ne can be electrified.
Founded 92 years ago in gardens
on the site of which the Canadian
Pacific Railway Windsor Street Station in Montreal now stands, the St.
Jean Baptists Society of that city
celebrated that event on June 24th
last hy having a memorial tablet
affixed to the walls of the station.
The tablet was the gift of Victor
Morin, former president-general of
the society, who was present and unveiled it.
Negotiations have been completed
for the erection, and work will
shortly commence, upon a terminal
warehouse und cold storage plant, to
cost about five million dollars and
to be built in Montreal. It is stated
that it will lie constructed within ten
months from the end of June, will
be ten storeys in height and will
hnve a total space of 600,000 square
foot, of which one-third will be for
cold storage Th.1 plant will be built
by the Montreal Rail and Harbor
Terminals, Limited, and *.ost will be
financed by Municipal Bankers' Uer«
^oration of Toronto, '
But Vira had broken away. Wildly
she looked about. There ln the corner, the only way that Crook did not
block, was a wire cage locker room
and office. She made a break tor it,
slamming the wire door ln Crook's
face Just as he came up behind her.
The spring lock caught.
Then Vira seized the telephone in
the locker room and began jiggling
the hook to call central and get help.
She had not seen the lawyer tbrow a
switch that cut off that extension of
the line. He tried to break ln the
wire door to get at her. It unlocked
from the Inside.
Crook looked around.
It seemed almost as lf the man
must know that Ken and Buckley
were hastening to the girl and that
whatever was done must be done
quickly.
He   saw   the fumes from the exhaust of Vira's car filling the closed
garage,   creeping   over   toward   the'
wire cage.   It gave him an idea.       i
As Vira still Jiggled frantically at'
the hook of the useless telephone, he
moved the car up closer.   He knew ;
the menace of insidious  death  that j
lurks in fumes from a motor running
in a closed garage.   He kept himself'
well out of the way.   He smiled ss
he saw the curling fumes of the carbon dioxide with the invisible deadly
monoxide in   them.    Ho   closed   the
door, stepped into the pure air and
safety.
Vira, without knowing it had begun to totter.   She sank, collapsing
ln a heap.   Now   unconscious,   Vira
could not live long In this atmosphere.
(Continued Next Week.)
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PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions Is
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt 'Land,' copies of
which can be obtained tree ot charge
by addressing ihe Department of
Landa, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Record! wlll be granted covering
only land suitable tor agricultural
purposes, and which ia not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west ot the Coast Range
and 8,000 teet per acre east of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptlona are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, in which tbe land applied for
la situated, and are made on printed
forma, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre. Including
clearing and cultivating at least live
acres, before a Crown Orant can be
received.
For more detailed Information aee
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land." '
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum .
price of first-class (arable) land ls $6 I
per acre, and second-clasa (graiing)
land $2.50 per acre. Farther Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown landa In given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease ot Crown Landa."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leaaed, the eon-
diilons Including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areaa, not exceeding $0
acres, may be leaaed aa homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtained after * residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land haa been surveyed.
LEASES
For grating and Industrial purposes areas not, exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Orating Act the Province Is divided Into grating districts
and the range administered under a
Orating Commissioner. Annual
grating permits are issued bated on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established ownera. Stock-owners
may form associations tor range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campera and travellers, up to ten
head.
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News of Courtenay and District
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(Continued from Page Dne)
The action of the British Columbia
Automobile Association in proposing
the construction of a proper graded
road to the beautiful Kye Bay beach,
about eight miles from Courtenay,
was heartily endorsed by the meeting.
It was pointed out that Mr. McPhee,
the owner of the land in the vicinity
of Kye Bay, ls willing to donate the
right of way for this purpose. On
Motion of Mr. P. L. Anderton the
Transportation committee of the
Board is to take up the matter with
the local member, Mr. P. P. Harrison,
and the district assistant engineer,
Mr. Beavan.
Mr. Bewell, of the Provincial Agricultural Department, who had recently been to Powell River in company
with the manager of the Creamery,
submitted an Interesting report in
which he pointed out the possibility
of developing sufficient market to
warrant a daily boat service between
the paper town and this point. It
was said that the dally consumption
of milk in Powell River Is now two
hundred gallons, and shipments of
other produce had increased more
than a hundred per cent, within the
last year or so. The chairman asked
particulars of the boat required for
this purpose and the actual quantities
of produce available for shipment.
Mr. Ben- Hughes pointed out that
Powell River was growing fast and
will continue to grow for some time.
"Was there a chance," he asked, "of
losing this market by delaying the
inauguration of a daily boat service?"
Mr. Anderton's suggestion of a boat
capable of-carrying a few automobiles
for the benefit of the Jour hundred
odd car owners at present in Powell
River, caused a good deal of Interest.
Such a boat, It was thought, would
tend to create considerable passenger
traffic between Powell River and the
good roads on Vancouver Island. On
motion of Mr. Wm. Douglas a committee consisting of Messrs. Hurford,
Ball and Bewell was appointed to
ascertain the amount of freight available and to compile data in this connection generally.
The meeting decided that the annual Courtenay-Coomox Board of
Trade picnic would be held on Wednesday, August 4th. As In previous
years this outing will be at Kye Bay.
The committee that will have charge
ot the arrangements and which has
power to add to its number is Messrs.
A. B. Ball, A. M. Stark, Wm. Douglas,
Frank McPherson, Ben Hughes and
A. 0. Slaughter.
VEGETABLE GROWERS
CONSIDER MARKETING
—STORAGE PROBLEMS
the marketing of Comox Valley produce' on a proper business basis.
It was evident from the expressions
of opinions that the growers are now
determined to spare no efforts to carry their marketing problems to a successful conclusion, realising that under present conditions they are paying dearly and getting poor returns.
The time has now arrived wheu they
see the necessity of acting tor themselves and securing the services of
a practical and reliable man to take
charge of the proposed grading and
packing storage. Several applications
have been received for this position
but the growers are still open to consider applications and are advertising
for the right man. Early in the meeting last night the question of central
grading versus Held grading was
freely discussed and the advantages
of a central depot were clearly
brought out., lt was obvious tbat the
combined Associations of the various
commodity producers could easily
take care of the necessary overhead
expenses which would be involved
and lt is to obtain tbe authority from
these associations for this co-opera- j
tlve movement that the general meeting is being convened next Tuesday.
—*
THE PUZZLE CORNER
COURTENAY, July 15.—An important step tn the direction of co-opera-
ion was taken by the executive members   of   tbe   Vegetable,   Fruit   and
Potato Associations here last night,
when lt was decided to'call a general
meeting to propose the amalgamation
of the three societies.   This decision
was the outcome of some hours ot
Interesting   discussion   wherein   the
advisability of securing suitable stor-.
age and grading premises was fully |
gone Into.   The general meeting is to j
be  called   for  Tuesday  next at  the I
Agricultural hall and the agricultural
producers are issuing a special invitation to the business men of the district to attend and to help them put
SHEEP AND SWINE
EXPERTS PAY VISIT
Puzzle No. 156
Take a famous early Continental
settler, add an adjective that applies
to a serene woodland, add an animal,
add a mechanical face, add a playing
card, subtract a piece of wood, subtract a Brussels ruffle and the resulting letters will spell  Pennsylvania.
Puzzle No. 157
Find the name of a river concealed j ■*■      _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ln each of the following sentences:      On November 1 all men engaged in
We seriously meant to go. the lumber industry in British Colum-
A rebel belonging to the tenth was j bla will receive a minimum wage of;
shot. | 40 cents per hour.   Announcement to !
When with a mesmerizer, shut your , this   effect   Is   made   by   the   board i
eyes. i charged  with   administration  ot  the
She began getlculating and I left. I new Male Minimum Wage act.   The
 o  ,    ! order issued in respect to the lumber
Puzzle No. 158 workers is the first promulgated by
_ ,   I the board.   For the purpose of the
As the story goes, a Texas ranch-      .       .     . ,      .■       .     ,
.....   order, the lumbering industry is de-
man, who owns a vast extent of land,  „ .. ... „ ..
™       . .. . ,. lined as including "all the operations
boasted that ln one square Held, en-  :• _   ,. ,..    .     .        .,    ,
.-."."'.. „   . .,       I in  connection   with   logging,  shingle
closed  by a  three-rail   fence,   there     ... .„ , „,
"    ' ,     '    . ,.  mlllB, saw mills, planing mills, box
were just as many acres in the Held ! ,„„,    . .        .    .        ...
,        ,      ,;   . . ,.    „      i factories,   sash   and   door   factories,
as lt took rails to surround lt.   Sup-1    ,        , ... ,    .
,      "'     :.      .....        „ Pulp and paper mills, veneer plants
posing therefore, that the rails were „_, „    , ,_.,.«
, ,     .      ,        ,        „ and cooperages.     Approximately 40,
Just twelve feet long (no allowance ■ *     _ .     . ,<• -':   •
.  . . ,     ,    ,        ,   ,k  Ion persons  are employed  in   these
being made for lapping), and the
fence was three rails high, how many
acres would there be If there were
Just as many acres as there wero
rails?
Puzzle No. 159
"Paid" answers the Arst description,
now see If you can guess the others.
Remove I from liquidated and leave
a small cushion.
Remove I from couple and leave
standard.
Remove I from clumor and leave a
facial feature.
Remove I from damp and leave thc
greatest amount.
RemoVe I from deposited and leave
a boy.
Remove I from to elevate and leave
a landlord.
Remove I from perfection and leave
a board.
Remove I from conceited and leave
a large wagon.
Additional puzzles, as well as the
answers to the foregoing, will appear
ln this column next week.
Answers to Last Week's Puzzle*   [
operations.
A contract was awarded last week
for a hotel to be erected In Vancouver at a cost ot $1,500,000. This hotel
will be twelve storeys high, with the
ground dimensions of 150 by 120 feet.
Including furnishings, the total cost
is estimated at $2,500,000.
The silos at the University of British. Columbia will this year be filled
with sunflowers grown on the 'varsity
farm. Sunflowers yield about fourteen tons to the acre, while corn goes
only ten tons, so the university officials are leaning to tbe former. For
some years the beef cattle silo has
been filled with sunflowers exclusively
and the animals have thrived on the
silage, so it will be Interesting to see
what the dairy cattle do on this class
of fodder.
The timebr cut ln British Columbia
in 1025 totalled 2,861,000,000 board ft,
78 per cent, of which was' saw log
material and 22 per cent, minor forest products, according to the report
of the forest branch of the depart
ment of lands.   The estimated value
No. 160—Call the day's wage of tbe j of proaUctlon is 181,941,000 and ex-
mason x and the day's pay of the
laborer y then we have the following
equation from the facts given: 15x
plus 30y plus $60 equals $177.00. Then
we know that x equals y plus $3. By
eliminating one of the two unknown
quantities we learn that a mason's
dally wage was $4.60, a carpenter's
$3, and a laborer's $1.60.
ceeds 1924 by 1,239,000. The water
borne trade exceeded 577,000,000 feet
and set a new high record, being an
increase of nine per cent, over the
previous year and 205 per cent, in
five years.
COURTENAY, July 13.—A party
of agriculturists have been in the district for a day or two with a view of
Increasing Interest in the raising-of
sheep and swine. The party was composed of Chief Sheep and Swine Pro-
motor McMillan, of Ottawa, who is
making a trip through the West; Mr.
Arthur Morton, Dominion prnmotor
for British Columbia, and Dr. A.
Knight, of Victoria, Dominion Livestock Commissioner for British Columbia. While In this district n number ot farmers were visited.
Mr. McMillan was very favorably
Impressed wiht Mr. Cohn's purebred
Yorkshires at Merville. Mr. Cohn,
who is a recent comer to the district,
has some excellent foundation stock,
including six fine Yorkshire brood
sowb, seven young boars and one sire.
Among the stock which particularly
appealed to the party was that of Mr.
Arthur Smith, of Courtenay. and Mr.
F. H. Bullock.
Mr. McMillan expressed the opinion that there was enough foundation
stock already here to supply the district.
Part of the Merville area was
looked over with a view to its suitability for sheep raising. While in
the neighborhood the party took the
opportunity ot visiting Mr. O. R.
Bates, president of the Comox Valley
Sheep Breeders. The visitors left on
Tuesday morning for Victoria.
Mr. Davey, of Victoria, wos in the
district in connection with field inspection of certified potatoes, which
work ls carried out by the Provincial
Government in conjunction with the
Dominion Government. While here
be visited some twenty farmers.
I Visiting Friends
Captain D'Esterre, of Comox, ia the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. K. R. F. Denniston, Cook Street, Victoria, while ho
recuperates after his recent illness.
At Elk Hotel, Comox
Guests at Elk Hotel, Comox, during
lost week Include, from Vancouver:
Miss Llla Boden, Miss Gladys Bayne,
Mr. H. H. Lemmon, Mr. J. Hall and
son,, Douglas McRae, Dr. and Mrs.
Brett Anderson, Miss Violet Pibb,
Mr. Arthur Rogers, Mr. Bruce Anderson, Mrs. M. D. Patterson, Dr. G.
H. Worthlngton, MIsb Betty Worthlngton, Mr. H. A. Jones, Lisle C.
Fraser, Capt. M. Bradley, Major R.
M. Blair, Mr. W. T. Keate, Mr. A. T.
M. Pearse, Gordon J. Matheson. Victoria guests were: Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
Phillips, Mrs. E. J. Magulre, Mr. F.
Lewln, Miss Lorna Lewin, Mrs. H. E.
Tanner, Mr. N. Tanner, Mr. W. Tanner, Dr. E. M. Pearse, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Smith, Miss McLeod, Miss
Moule. Mrs. Frank Dabney, Seattle;
Miss Edith Dabney, Seattle; Mr. F.
L. Dabney, Winchester, Mass.; Eugene L. Smith, Tacoma; Mr. H. Volstead, Minneapolis; Mr. J. L. Preston, Alberni; Mr. and Mrs. G. P.
Watklns, Seattle.
CAMPBELL RIVER NEWS
CAMPBELL RIVER, July 14.—Mr.
R. L. Cobb and daughter returned
home recently from Vancouver.
Miss E. Drummond, Niji and Jessie
Drummond, of Lund, were guests of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Thulin the latter part of the week.
Mr. B. Fleming, of Vancouver, was
a guest at the Willows Hotel during
the week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Skinner, of
Vancouver, have taken up their new
place of residence at the hotel annex
for the Summer.
Mr. Henning Borg left Campbell
River on Sunday for Seattle.
Miss L. Moffat, of Vancouver, Is at
present staying at Campbell River.
Mr. Charles Thulin left on Wednesday for a few days' visit to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs.- Williams and daughter Lillian, of Natt, were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Reg. Masters during the
last. week.
Mr. and Mrs. David Vanstone are
leaving Campbell River on Friday for
a trip to Europe.
Capt. and Mrs. R, A. Johnson and
family, ot Vancouver, are spending a
month's vacation at Forbes Landing.
Herbert and Peter Barkley are now
on their way to Scotland, where they
will visit for two months.
Miss Evelyn Wickstrom Is at present visiting with friends at Fraser
Mills.
Mr. li. Titus, of Washington, D. C,
paid a short visit to his home at Buttle Lake the latter part of the week.
Mr. Titus will be returning in the
near future to spend a vacation at
the lake.
The   Canadian   National   Railways
wlll erect a $50,000 station building
No. 161-WISP plus EAR minus at Kamlor)p8, a ,act which lnd|cate8
PEAR plus CONVENT minus VENT ! the growing importance ot that thrlv-
plus SINGER plus MAN minus GER- j lng young cU>, a9 a trade and Bh,p.
MAN equals WISCONSIN. ! plng centre.
No. 152—Fifteen flfers fared forth. I 	
No. 153—Manor, Roman; Ocean,! Farmers began harvesting an Im-
Canoe;  Words, Sword;  Cork. Rock,   i mense crop of hay In    the   Lower
lNo. 164—Peggy is now 17 yoara of Fraser Valley early in June. FirBt
age and her parent s ages equal 85, estimates placed the probable yield
In 8% years Peggy will be 2r,V4 and i per acre at three tons, but before
her parents will be 102, so that she harvest the crops had made consider-
will then be one-quarter of her par-1 able more growth and yields ot four
ants' combined ages. (tone per acre have been realized.
1919 DODGE TOURING in good running order $225
1920 OVERLAND Touring, Model 90, Balloons $225
1921 McLAUGHLIN Touring  $250
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Late Model FORD Tourings, $250 to  $400
FORD Sedan  $400
FORD Coupe  $380
FORD "Bug"  $150
CHEVROLET in good conditio?   $200
TERMS ON ANY CAR
Corfield Motors Ltd.
FORD DEALER
Phones 46 and 182. Courtenay, B. C.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
July 29, 30 and 31   .
MARY
PICKFORD
America's Sweetheart in
Little Annie
Rooney
at the
•
Gaiety  Theatre
Courtenay
35
QUALITY
WE HAVE A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
Try our Layer Cakes, they are lovely
PURCHASE YOUR BREAD AND CAKES FROM
McBRYDE'S BAKERY
AND TEA ROOMS
The White Store
First-class Certificates for Bread, Cake, Confectionery
Courtenay, B. C. PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, a C.
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 192C.
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A new shipments of Corselettes
have just come to hand, sizes 32 to
40, so that we can suit most Ladies
with the garment so much appreciated
these hot days. Prices $1.50, 12.25,
up   to     $3.95
Elastic Girdles arc also very suitable these warm days. They come in
several styles, the deep as well as the
narrow band so much desired. The
price ls. per pair, $1.25 to   $2.50
Corsets for Stout Ladies—We carry-
several lines of corsets which are
specially adapted for Ladies who require a large size. Let us show you
our specials.
Sutherland's
CUMBERLAND
Personal Mention
Lady Kathleen and Lieut. Col. C. W.
Villiers left Cumberland on Wednesday morning for the mainland. After
spending a few days at the coast Lady
Kathleen will proceed to England for
an extended visit.
•   •   •
Miss Bella Baird and Miss Bessie
Carney left on Monday morning for
a vacation which will be spent In Nanaimo and Vancouver.
LOSES THR*EE* FINGERS
BEVAN, B. C„ July 14—Mr. Gwllt.
of the Gwllt Lumber Company, mot
with an accident around the mill yesterday, three of his fingers being cut
off. He was rushed to Cumberland
Hospital, where he Is making satisfactory progress.
FINE SALMON BEING CAUGHT
CAMPBELL RIVER, July 14.—Mr.
Allen Grant caught a forty-pound
Tyee salmon Sunday evening on a
diamond spoon. A visitor from Nu-
niiimi) on Sunday evening caught a
forty-pound Tyee salmon with a light
rod at the mouth of Campbell River.
Mrs. J. Hunden and her two boys
returned to the city on Monday after
a three weeks' vacation spent visiting friends and relatives on the mainland.
* ♦   *
Mrs. W. Hudson, Windermere Ave
returned on Monday after spending a
two-weeks' vacation in   the   city   of
Vancouver.
* *   * .
Mrs. J. Boyd and young son, of 1
mouton, formerly of Cumberland, are
visitors to the city.
.   .   .
Mrs. C. V. Dando, Mrs. M. Stewart
and Messrs. John and William McNeill were visitors to Nanaimo last
week-end, returning late Sunday
evening. They were accompanied ou
the return trip by Mrs. Dando's sister,
Miss Margaret Mitchell, who wlll
holiday for some time In Cumberland
* *   •
Mrs. James Baird and her daughter,
Mrs. Fred Smith, lett on Wednesday
for a week's holiday In Vancouver.
CONNAUGHT CUP PLAY
OFF FOR SATURDAY
Second Game On Monday
The two-game scries with the Edmonton C. N. R. and Collieries teams
for the Alberta-British Columbia fool-
ball competition will take place on
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and at 6:30 on
Monday at Athletic Park, Vancouver,
total goals on the two games to settle the result.
After lost week's magnificent display, Canadian Collieries go into tlic
games hot favorites, although the Edmonton eleven is conceded by experts
to he about the best Alberta team
that has ever Invaded the coast. The
Canadian Collieries team however, is
taking no chances and Is fully determined to repeat last week's brilliant
win. Tlie same team, with probably
the exception of Douglas, will be in
action. Whilst the actual line-up has
not been given out wc surmise it will
be as follows: Tait, Anderson and J.
Stewart; Monaghan, Heaps and Wally
Brake; Fowler, Strang. Davles, Toots
Plump and Hitchens.
Joe Craig will referee.
Conservative
Convention
At Courtenay
The Comox-Alberni Conservative
Association will hold a convention iu
Courtenay on Tuesday, July 20th, for
the purpose of nominating a candidate
to contest the seat ln the coming
Federal election. ThiB was the decision reached at a splendid gathering
of thc executive of the association,
supplemented by workers In the party
cause, held at Qualicum last Saturday
evening. The meeting was a most enthusiastic one and representative of
the whole of the riding. Those in
attendance expressed the view that
there was every assurance that in the
coming election the Conservative.
party should he able to elect Its can-!
dldate.
Tin* convention Is being summoned
at the earliest possible date to enable j
Ihe different sections of the district
to elect delegates to the Courtenay
convention.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Piper and daughter Olive, of San Francisco, were the
guests ot Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle
over the week-end. having motored
up from California.
Mr. Thomas Piper Sr„ Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Piper and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Rowe and daughter, Mr. J.
Piper and Mr. W. Piper, all of Nanaimo, motored to Cumberland and
were the guests of Mr. and MrB. E. W.
Bickle over last week-end.
Alberni Is Scene
Of Island Parley
(Continued from Page One)
CARD OF THANKS
PECULIAAR CASE OF
DROWNING AT DEEP
BAY SUNDAY LAST
(Continued from Page One)
ped out of his hands when he was
transferring •* from one arm to another and had slipped to the bottom.
Could  Not Kind  Him
Arnold Grieve then came out and
they pushed the raft where they believed Albert had gone down but they
could not find him again and the body
was not recovered until twenty-five
minutes afterwards when a boat from
thc cannery came out. Arnold Grieve
sent Bob home to his house and told
him to lie down as he was "all ln."
Dr. Jns. Grant, who was staying in
the district swam out to the raft and
boarded the boat when It came out.
He attempted artificial respiration
but it was too late.
The whole of the struggle took place
In a space the size of a moderate
room and if Larsen could have dragged the young fellow another ten feet
ho could have stood up, but Dr. Grant
says that'it was evident that the food
which thc drowned man had taken
had not been digested nnd when he
got n mouthful of salt water it had
caused him to vomit and had rendered liim inert and quite helpless.
Great Sympathy Felt
The liking and respect which everyone hears to the Hornal family In the
district, the youth of the young couple anil the tragic circumstances of
the fatality all raised an abnormal
amount of sympathy for those bereav.
cd anil the funeral on Tuesday afternoon was largely attended. The remains nf thc unfortunate man were
borne to their last resting place hy
fellow members of the Courtenay Assembly of the Native Sons of Canada,
of which deceased wus a member.
Those performing this sad duty were
Messrs. II.  Blackball, Wm. Leighton,
Wilfred Smith, Percy Booth, John
Stewart and Robert Sutherland. The
long procession left the funeral parlors at three o'clock and proceeded
to Sandwick church where the Rev.
W. A. Alexander conducted the service and gave a short address. At
the grave side the Rev. W. A. Alexander conducted the ceremony for the
church while Mr. A. Cleland, assisted
by Mr. Frank McPherson. read the
service of the Native Sons impressively.
The chief mourners were Mrs. Violet Hornal (widow), Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hornal (father and mother),
Robert Hornal (brother), Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Hornal (brother and sister
In-law), Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Beckensell (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs.
King (aunt). Mrs. Lockner (cousin).
The coffin was covered with beautiful
wreaths, among them being floral tributes from "Father and Mother,"
"Brothers, Sister and Aunt," the staff
of the Corfleld Motors Ltd., the Grand
Executive of thc Canadian Daughters
League, "Violet," Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Hayman and Marjorie, Assembly No.
3 Native Sous of Canada, Canadian
Daughters League No. 6, Mrs. A.
Trotter and family, the Pythian Sisters (Cumberland), and Mr, and Mrs.
G. T. Corfleld. Jr., together with many
others.
Thc late Mr. Albert Hornal was a
native of the Comox district. He was
born lu Cumberland nnd had lived
twelve years of his life on the Hornal
homestead Rt Lazo. where he was a j
soldier of the soil during the war.
He has heen an employee of Corfleld
Motors Lid.. Courtenay, for the past
year. A year ago yesterday. Jujly 15,
he wns married to Miss Violet Trotter.
Memorial Service
A memorial service for the late
Albert Edmund Hornal will he held
In the Cumberland I'nlted Church, on
Sunday morning, lhe Rev. J. R. Hewitt officiating.
Mrs. Albert Hornal, Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Hornal and family wish to express their deep thanks for the great
kindness that has been shown them
during their recent bereayement.
They also wish to express their great
appreciation to those who so valiantly attempted to effect a rescue.
FOK SALE—TENT, large size and In
first-class condition. Apply Box 25,
Cumberland, B. C.
ninety days. At present lf a tourist
remains in the country over 30 days
he has to take out bonda. The extension ot time would be of greater
benefit in retaining the tourists for
a longer period ln the country. The
question of asking the government to
take steps to go ahead with a survey
of the Cumberland-Albernl road came
In for a great deal of discussion, in
which all of the speakers spoke very
favorably on the project. The neces
sity of putting the present roads into
first class shape was granted, but ut
the same time it was felt that if tbe
road to Alberni was constructed It
would also be a means of developing
trade between the East and West
coasts.
Mr. Sutherland (Cumberland), In
speaking on the resolution, remarked
that he was surprised to find Major
Burde, the member for Alberni, bo
luke warm on the project. In conversation the Major hod remarked
that aeroplanes would be taking care
of the tourist traffic long before the
road was built. It was essential that
the M. P. P.'s for Comox district and
Alberni district should give their
support to the scheme. Mr. D. R.
MacDonald pointed out that lt was
the coming and going over the same
road so often that caused the upkeep
to be so great. Were this alternative
route carried through there would be,
In the long run, a saving of many
thousands of dollars. Mr. Mumford
said that the Cumberland Board of
Trade had considered the plan from
all sides, and suggested that If the
construction of the road by Comox
Lake be too costly a ferry service
might be organized. In further discussion it was pointed out that construction of the road would be approximately (138,000, made up as follows: 4 miles at $2,000 per mile, 12
miles of new work at $5,000 per mile,
6 miles at Comox Lake at $10,000 per
mile, bridges $10,000. It was resolved
tbat the Government be aaked to take
steps to have the route surveyed with
the Idea of going ahead with the construction of the road as soon as possible.
Motorists!!
OUR   AMBER  HORN   RIMMED   GOGGLES   ARE
JUST THE THING FOR YOU TO USE ON SUNNY
DAYS.   THEY ALSO PROTECT THE EYES FROM
THE GLARE OF HEADLIGHTS AT NIGHT.
75c
TO
$1.00
CREAM OF LILIES
LANG'S  CREAM  OF  LILIES  CURES  SUNBURN
AND WHITENS THE SKIN   .
Per bottle     EA«     Per bottle
Lang's Drug Store
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SATURDAY  SPECIALS
IES ASSORTED
BUTTER HORNS
Apple, Lemon and Pineapple Pies
MEAT PIES ASSORTED PASTRY
BUTTER HORNS
Marocchi Bros.
PHONE 11
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Try our Cracked Wheat Loaf
WILCOCK
BROS.
See our new Refrigerating Window for
WEEK-END
SPECIALS
Legs, Genuine Spring Lamb, QQ/»
per pound  OOC
Legs, Choice Young Pork, QA/»
per pound  OXJxu
Pot Roasts, Prime Young Beef,   *j i. and *| f*
per pound     J.'xC IOC
Round Steak, 99/»
per pound  : ml£l -L
Boiling Beef, i A _
per pound  XUC
Rump Roasts, Beef, 9flaf»
per pound  £t"\u
Prime Rib Roasts, Beef, Odf
per pound' mil\J\u
For lunches and teas this warm weather have you
tried our home-made, cooked-pressed corn beef, veal
loaf or head cheese?   Sliced any thickness on our new
slicer.   They are delicious.
Come and pick your Sunday's Joint from our new
window.   It is cool, sanitary and fly-proof.
ICE, 501 for 100 lbs. (at plant).
Phone 66 Cumberland.
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