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See "The Wreck
Of The Hesperus"
Cuiliberland Islander
Witli whirh Is consolidated ihe Cumberland Hews.
At the Ilo-Ilo
This Week End
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1929.
Denial of Water
Rights Would Badly
Handicap Paper Co.
Mining Corporations Int rested in Hydro Electric Power; Lois
liiver in Powell River Section Comes Into
the Limelight
VICTORIA. B.C., June C—The interest of British Columbia mining and
power circles Just at present is largely
concentrated on an application to the
Provincial Water Board filed by the
Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada. Ltd.. through Lome A.
Campbell as vice-president and manager of its subsidiary West Kootenay
Power & Light Co., for the riglit to
utilize for power purposes Lois River,
an hitherto little heard about stream
flowing into Mnlaspina Strait about
seventy miles north of Vancouver, in
the Powell River area. This application is associated in the public mind
with development proposals of Consolidated for establishment of a large
modern smelter and refinery plant
at some point on the Canadian Pacific
seaboard .the common belief being that
this would obtain necessary power
through development of the resources
of Campbell River, and be located
somewhere in tlie Comox District, presumably at Union or Hardy Bay. both
in convenient proximity to the Consolidated^ Coast Copper and Caledonia holdings, and with requisite central-
ity for serving the entire north coastal
mining territory.
Consolidated has, indeed, been very
generally believed to be associated with
the Power Corporation of Canada fand
its provincial subsidiaries, tlie Vancouver Island Power Co. Ltd and B. C.
Electric Railway Co. Ltd.) in its pending application for the Campbell River
power, established ns capable of development to produce from 110.00U to
120,000 h.p. Alarm is now taken by
some disturbance of the supposed understanding between these two large
electrical and mining corporations, and
that an active possibility presents of
the smelter going to the near mainland coast.
The Lois River waterpower has been
some time past under reserve during
thorough Investigation of its extent
and conditions, results of which have
lately been crystallized in an exhaustive governmental report, upon receipt
and consideration of which the reserve
has Just been lifted. By this report
it is learned that Lois i formerly known
as Eagle) river is to be recognized as
the most attractive undeveloped source
of hydro-electric power in the territory tributary to Uie fast-growing
city of Vancouver. The series of minor
lakes on ils catchment area provide a
number of reservoir sites where water
conveniently may be stored and the
flow of the river regulated. The drainage area is approximately 200 square
miles, and it is possible to impound
in reservoirs upwards of 270,000 acre-
feet of water. Preliminary surveys
have indicated that by means of a
tunnel nnd pipe-line from Lois lor
Eagle) lake to Thunder Bay, a static
head of approximately 320 feet may be
obtained, and a continuous horsepower of 20.000 to 30,000 developed.
The Powell River Company, which
has many million dollars invested ln
connection witli its pulp nnd paper
manufacturing industry in this same
locality, which company now utilizes
thc maximum of power capable of
development from Powell Lake, river
and falls, and which company is now
rival applicant for the Lois river resources, hns been working out a plan
in association therewith to tap Haslam
Lake by a long tunnel and Increasing
the water volume of Powell hike, thus
twice utilizing the Haslam nnd Lois
lakes water, in transit and by augmentation of the Powell Lake and river
head by Its subsequent contribution
Denial of the Lois river and affiliated rights to the Powell River Company
would seriously hnmpei' nnd handicap
those outstanding pioneers in the district's development in their further
expansion programme, an argument
certain to be stressed on the hearing
of the rival applicant. Meanwhile
speculation is rife as to the inner
meanings of the Consolidated move,
expert opinion being that it is bnsed
on tactical rather technical objectives
—it may be regarded ns "good poker"
for Consolidated to show the power
corporation tiiat they have alternative j
power facilities in view in connection
with their smelter plans, particularly j
as the government has enunciated its
policy that no rights in the Campbell
river power will be allowed unless the
■successful applicants conclusively demonstrate direct association with some
bone fide major Industrial enterprise
(o utilize a considerable portion of
the to-be-developed power.
The Internatiional Pulp &  Power
Corporation,   through   its   subsidiary,
Canadian Utilities Ltd., which is the
(Continued on Page Three)
Tlie by-law, which should hnvo
been submitted to the ratepayers on Monday, June the 10th,
rp the Electric Light Question,
owing io a discrepancy In the
wording of the by-law, It being
announced that the votes of the
ratepayers would be taken between the hours of nine o'clock
In tiie forenoon and seven
o'clock in the nfternoon .instead
of between the hours of eight
o'clock In the forenoon ami
eight o'clock in the afternoon,
will not be submitted until further notice.
City riork.
Two automobile accidents occurred j
(By Charles Bishop iu Vancouver
Daily Province).
Ottawa. June fi.— Examples of savage thrust and a snappy comeback are
afforded In what Hon. R. Bennett, Tory
Leader, Bald about A. W. Neill, Comox-
Alberni, on Tuesduy. and what Mr.
Neill said of .Mr. Bennett Wednesday.
After the Premier's announcement
about the sockeye treaty, Mr. Bennett made some observations, Mr.
Neill intervening with un objection
that the opposition leader at that
stage was out of order.
The Speaker salr Mr. Bennett, as
a leudcr, had a right to express his
views on such an occasion.
"But not to make a stump speech,"
said Mr. Neill.
Whereupon the opposition leader
liunded out Ihis hot one:
"The impertinence or the honorable gentleman has become so proverbial that most members In this
House nre not affected by it. Ii
Is received with that disdain and contempt with which It should be treni-
Mr. Neill, on Wednesday, reverted
to the incident, and among other com.
meats, he said: "Some men remind
one of sausages. They are very thin-
skinned; smooth on the outside; but
you never know how much of the
real hog is in them until you got under their skin.
Thus, al times, publie mou frankly
confess what really tbey think of each
Mr. Clegg's Team of Chemainus
Pay Visit to Cumberland
A full team of Chemainus cricketers, got together by Mr, Clegg should
have played In Cumberland on Sunday but owing to pressure of business
only six of the tenm could travel up.
However, the local secretary got busy
and ufter a strenuous time managed
tu get enough players to make up
two elevens, with the reault that a
most delightful dny of cricket was
played at the "Y". Too much praise
cannot be given the tour Courtenay
players, Messrs. Scire, Hull, Andrews
and Itosslster for coming up to play.
Hall and Andrews were put on !he
Cumberland side and Scire and Ros-
sfter ou the Chemainus side and all
four acquitted themselves admirably.
Selfe, in the field was good and it is
to hu regretted that he did not get
much chance with tlie bat, Andrews,
Hull und RosBiter did well with the
hat and the former also distinguished
himself wlththe ball taking fi Chemainus wickets for nlntcetl runs. The
Cumberland club is very grateful to
the Courtenay players for coming over
and making it possible for such a
good day of cricket. Three of the
Cumlierland players were loaned to
the Chemainus team, making both
teams with eleven men. Sunday, Juno
16th, the strong Cowichan team will
be up iu Cumberland unit all members of the local club are expected
to turn out und practice for this most
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on Cumberland's main street during!
the week. On Monday, Mr, Hurry
Raffles coming down Dunsmuir avenue had ihe misfortune to hit the
electric Iighl pole by the City Meat
Market, damaging the front of the car. I
Mr. Raffles and one of the passengers t
received u hud shaking and several j
cuts and bruises.
The other accident occurred on j
Tuesday afternoon when a logging
truck, driven by .Mr. W. Hutton Jr.
collided with h Pontlac Sedan al the
corner of IMiiisniuii* and Fourth
street.-t. The Pontine wns badly damaged, the rear wheel nnd mudguard
being smnslieil. Fortunately the driver suffered no injury. A broken
crunk handle was the only damage
to the truck,
New Garage
Is Completed
Great Improvement to Property
on Dunsmuir Avenue
Pioneer Padre
Pays Tribute to
Deceased Friend
Lighting System Given to Holy
Trinity by Family of the
Late G. W. Clinton
There was a largo congregation
present at Holy Trinity Church on
Sunday evening last on the occasion
of tlie dedication of a set of new lights
presented in honor of tho late Mr.
George W. Clinton by his wife, his
daughter, Mrs. Russet and his adopted daughter, Miss Audrey Phillips.
The service was conducted ity the
Rev. J. X. Willemar assisted by the
Viear. the Rev. E. O. Robathan and
in a very touching address, the Rev.
J. X. Willemar, a resident of this district for the past llfty years and a
great friend of the late Mr. Clinton
paid a great tribute to his departed
friend, tt friendship that luul extended over a period of thirty-five years.
II was, suited tlie pioneer padre, n
friendship that endured because it wes
unselfish. His departed friend had
been culled a hard mnn by some who
did not really l*110"' Mr. Clinton. A.i
one wiio knew bim intimuicly he could
suy truthfully thnt he was a kind
friend, an honest, upright mun and 0
true christian In every sense of the
word; a man of it most happy nnd
cheerful disposition, which underwent
u mosl decided change u few years ugo
when he lost his ouly sou, a blow
from which ho never fully recovered,
Mr. Willeinar, snid he wus honored to
be permitted io pay n tribute on tit hi
occasion to one whose friendship he
had enjoyed nud valued through many
The service of dedication wns performed hy the Vlenr, the Rov. B, O.
Robathan, who spoke very foelinglj
qfthe association of tho lute Mr. Clinton with the parish. Following the
service .the Vicar read tlie inscription
on the brass tablet affixed to the north
wall of the Church:
To the glory of (l-id and the memory
of George Wilt Clinton, who came to
the parish .April 1st, 1888, died April
7th, 10311.
Twilight nnd the evening bell,
And ufter that the dark;
And  mny there he no sadness of
When I embark.
Tho' from this bourne of time and
The tide muy boar mo far;
I hope t° meet my pilot faco to face
When t have crossed the bar.
Wednesday of this week saw the
completion of the "ew building Of
tho Cumberland Motor Works on
Dunsmuir avenue, lending to Cumberland's front street, a decidedly
improved appearance. The work of
demolishing the front portion of tlie
old building and or a residence oil
one end uf the lot and the building
of the new ml it ion was iu the capable
hands of .Mr. John Thompson, of Courtenny, the foremost builder and contractor of the district. It speaks volumes for Mr. Lloyd Geldt or the Cumberland Motor Works for the faith
he has in the future of Cumberland.
With the very fine building he now
lias an dtlie accommodation he Is able
to give patrons, the service of this
progressive firm will undoubtedly
surpass the service given formally
nnd which Is the slogan of the Cum-
berland Motor Works.
Alt materials for the new building
were purchased locally and local help
employed In the construction. The
stucco finish of the building, with an
awning in front for the servicing of
curs In wet weather is a decided improvement over the old building.
We are given to understand that
Mr. Geidt will also carry an up-to-
date line of motor accessories and the
buttery department equipped to give
service second to none In the district.
Efforts To Be Made
To Organize Lawn
Bowling Club
! Meeting of Athletic Association
to Be Held Sunday
Announcement Is made at the Athletic club that a meeting of the Cum.
berland Literary and Athletic Association will be held In the club on Sunday
evening nt, 7.30 to consider tlie forming of a lawn howling club for Cumberland. We are given to understand
that several prominent members ol
the Athletic Club up dti [y Interested In the scheme und there is not the
slightest doubt that If It is decided to
form a club and go ahead with the
construction ol'n green, tawn howling
iu Cumberland next summer will be
a popular pustitue. It is also felt in
smile quarters thut the club should
not be confined to the Athletic ciub
alone, but be open to any resident of
the city. There ure a larger numbo
of people In town who are not members of the club, hut who, we are informed, would very much like to join
a bowling club. This is une aspect of
the scheme that will undoubtedly be
considered on Sunday. All members
of the club should make a point of
being present at the meeting as the
management is anxious to get the
views of as many members us possible. The offer of tbe Canadian Collieries will also he considered at rhe
Passed Away In
Mainland City
Robert   Whyte  Who  Came   to
Cumberland Forty-two Years
Ago Interred Thursday
Robert Whyte, of Vancouver, a
former resident of this city, who came
here forty-two years ago from Scotland, passed away at his residence.
436 East 24th, Vancouver, on Monday,
June 3rd in his flfty-lirth yenr. He
leaves to mourn his loss besides his
wife ,two daughters, Mrs. B, JotuiBOtl
and Mrs. H. Nlcholl. both of Vancouver; also four brothers und three sisters, the brothers being Walter, of
Headquarters, Bill Jim nnd Tom resident in the States and three sisters
in Cumberland, The sisters or the deceased aro Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs.
George Robertson and Mrs. Bonnie.
A brother Harry Whyte and resident
of Cumberland for many years passed
uway only two weeks ago . The funeral of the late Robert Whyte took
place on Thursday from tbe T. Edwards undertaking parlors, interment
taking pluce in Mountain View Cemetery.
Robert Whyte was very well known
in Cumberland and had a host or
friends here and the sympaiity or the
entire community goes out to the family In their second bereavement in two
Short Meeting
Of City Council
Logging Company  to Remove
Marketable Timber Off
Park at Lake
( in 1930
All the Aldermen were present at
the Council meeting held In the council chambers on Tuesday night, with
the Mayor presiding. On account of
the public meeting the same night re
the Bloctrlc Ught Question, very little
business was transacted. No reports
were received from ihe committees,
wilh the exception of the lire wardens
nnd health committee. The latter
committee reported live now cases of
mumps since the last meeting and
the oh airman of the fire wardens reported one flre since the Inst meeting,
an abandoned laundry in Cumberland's
Chinatown being burnt to the ground.
A communication was received from
Comox Logging and Railway company acknowledging receipt ofa set of
plans of the park at Lake Cumberland. The communication stated that
at some time In 1D30 the logging company would remove the mercantile
timber on the urea set aside for the
park but would endeavor to leave
standing all marketable timber which
might improve the site.
It wns also pointed out In the communication thut It would bo necessary
for the city to allow the Canadian
Collieries to raise the level of the
lake should they desire to do ho lu
the future, without the Colliery Company having to pay compensation to
tbo city for any damage being done lo
the park, und It was suggested that
the eity write the Colliery company
to this effect.
Xo new business was introduced and
the council adjourned to attend the
public meeting in the Ilo-Ilo.
Princess Patricia
To Resume Run
The Princess Patricia, which has
been recently at the Victoria Machinery Depot receiving an overhaul
and improvements will be used in the
excursion service this summer it was
announced at the B, C, Coast Steamship Service yesterday.
Tests made last summer, alter the
Princess Elaine arrived and superseded ber in tlie Vuncouver-Naiiaimo
route s|iow>'d that the vessel was particularly well fitted for the service
for which she was originally devoted
on tiie Clyde before being brought to
| this Coast in 1»12 hy Captain J. W.
I Troup.
Her large deck accommodation renders the Princess Patricia well fitted
I for holiday parties, and there is ul-
rendy a considerable amount  of buai-
i ness offering the passenger department
! for her during the Summer.
It Is nlso Intended to resume the
j series of excursions from Seattle to
Island ports which proved attractive
in 1928, and Which brought large
parties from Sound cities to this
Tho dates ror these excursions will
depend upon the Summer holiday season, which will be in full swing next
mouth, when largo parties ot picnickers, particularly from Vancouver, will
ho ready to charter the steamer.
Plebiscite On Electric
Light Question Not To
Be Taken On Monday
Slight Discrepancy in Wording
of By-Law Makes a Postponement Necessary
At thc public meeting hold In tlm
Ilo-Ilo on Tuesday evening, a number or the ratepayers of Cumberland,
interested in the proposal of the city
council to negotiate with the Cumber-
innd Kleetrie Lighting Company for
the purchase of its asola heard His
Worship Mayor Maxwell and Mr.
Mulrhoad, the consulting engineer -is
gaged by the city talk tin the subject.
Tbe Mayor In opening his remarks
snid he wus not discouraged hy thi'
sparse attendance as he telt Mint ou
the day the plebiscite was taken, the
ratepayers would turn out 100 per
cent and record their vote. Me 'raced
the history or the starting or Ihe electric light system in Cumberland! from
the year 1901 right up to tho present
time. He informed the audience that
lie did not Intend to make any lengthy
speech, and if any ofthe audience
would like to ask any questions he
would only lie too pleased to answei
to the best of his ability,
After waiting a fow minutes, no one
appeared anxious t<> ask Questions,
the Mayor called on Mr. Mulrhoad,
the consulting engineer engugod hy
the city. The engineer went into the
technical aspect of the light system,
explaining how many units were purchased from the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmurit, Limited, how many miles
of polo line In the city, also the mileage of the pole line outside the city
and    intimated    thnt   the   valuation
placed on 'he assets of ihe Electric
I Lighting Company had been arrived at
nfter enreful consideration in dotuil
of every necessity.
On Mr. Muirheud Inking his sent,
tin- Mayor asked If nny of the audletnv
would like to ask any questions after
hearing the engineer.
Question: "Whnt wus tlie total amount of receipts of the company for
the pas) yenr?"
The Mayor looking at a report tendered to the government gave ibe In-
. formation us $80,000.00; light and
' power receipts amounted to approximately $20,000.00 for which tiie sum
of $0,100.00 wus paid.
| Mayor Maxwell then gave a list of
j light charges in operation iu other
I municipalities, slating thai Cumber*
i Innd wus'one of Ihe highest In the
I province or Uritish Columbia and one
of the poorest lighted,
Mr. Cronk ,of Alboml, who happened to be present rose and stated thai
ns he was a resident of Alberni nnd
interested In the light question In his
own city, gave the rates in operation
at Alberni, showing how. since the
now company had taken over the Port
Alberni Electric Light System, light
and power rates had been reduced.
Mr. J. li, Cameron wanted to know
thnt If the electricity purchased from
the Canadian Collieries by the Eloctrle
Light Company last year amounted to
approximately $0100.00 und $20,000.00
was the estimated receipts from the
sale or this light nnd power to the
consumer and a sum in the noighbor-
(Continued on  Page 9lx)
Cumberland Cops
Colonist Cup At
School Sports Meet
Many Keen Contests Noted; Upper Island School Sports Draw
Big Entry Despite Fact of No Entries
From Nanaimo
Points for  Public  Schools
Junior Senior Total
Cumberland                16        57 73
Comox                      31        41 72
Courtenay                  24        42 66
Tsolum                        12        32 44
Minto     25         10 35
Bevan                         !»         o is
Royston                 .7         2 9
Union Bay                 HOB
Points for High School
Cumberland ,77
Courtenay    75
Tsolum   „  18
Comox 2
Cups were won us follows: Higli
School champions, Cumberland, winning the Victoriu Dally Colonist Cup;
girls' relay. Cumberland Publie School,
Eagles' Cup; Minto, Mr. A. W. Neill's
Cup; Comox. tlie Masonic Cup: Senior
girls' relay cup, Cumberland; Junior
girls' relay cup, Courtenny; football
cup, Cumberland.
ire raadi
win h.
Cumberland Meet
Defeat at Nanaimo
Twelve members of the Cumberland
Tennis club paid fl visit tn the Central Sports Tennis club in Nanaimo
on Saturday June 1st. when a series
of friendly inter-club gumes were
played off . The members of the Nanaimo club hnd n decided advantage
iu the play 'timing nut un top in
eleven oui of the twelve gumes played
The one-sided score is, however, uc
indication of the closeness of the play
and some extremely hard fought
games, which migln have heen won
hy either icain happened to end in
Nunulmo's favour,
At the conclusion of the scheduled
mulches tea wus served In lite clubhouse and then a number of friendly
gumes were played, members from
bnth clubs mixing up in the sets. During tlie visit arrangements w
for a return match whllch
played on ihe Cumberland
Club's courts 011 Saturday. June 16th,
The local players wlm mode the
trip are very enthusiastic about the
kimi of treatment which was accorded
them by the. Nanaimo ciub, uud (hey
will use every efl'ort to make thc
return game equally enjoyable.
An alibi has been presented hy the
Cum tier land club, which they will
hnve 11 chance to prove on June iBtii
They claim thol they had no had
enough practise prior lo the trip ow
ing to tho uncertain weather. In two
weeks" ilme. however, ihey will be in
top form und promise to give u better
account   of themselves.
Following is j, list of Uie gumes
played and the scores The names of
the Cumberland players ur
ed lirsi in each case:
Ladies'   Peebles
Miss Partridge und Mis
vs. Miss V. Rogers and N. Rogers. 4-6,
6-4, 2-6; Miss Maxwell and Mrs. Cope
VS Mrs, Hitchen and Miss I, Kitchln,
1-6,0-6; Mrs, Stacey and Miss MacKinnon vs. Miss L, Piper and Miss
Jessop. 1-0, 3-6.
.Men's Doubles
M. Grnhnm nnd T. Graham vs, W.
Mason und W Jackson, 4-6. 3-6; A. R.
Stacey and W. H, Cope vs Mills and
Roy -
p, Cunningham, 0-3, 3-0, 4-fi
Finland and V, Marinelli vs   M
I nolds and Cain, 0-3, 3-8, fi-4
.Mixed  Doubles
Miss  Partridge and Stacey   \s
N, Roger.-, and Jackson, 4-ij. 3-0
Parnham and T, Oraham vs. v.
ers und Mown, 6-4, 3-8, 2-0;
Maxwell and M Grahain vs. Mrs. Hitchen and Mills, 5-6. 2-0; Mrs. Stacey
and MacFarland vs Miss Kitchln and
Reynolds ,1-0. 2-6; Mis.s MacKinnon
nnd Marinelli vk, Miss Piper und Cun
ningliiun. 2-0, 1-0; Mr, and Mrs. Cope
vs, Miss Jessop nnd Cain, 3-0,0-6.
Distinguished Party Visit Courtenay Thursday
Ills   Honour,   Lieutenant-Governor
Randolph  Bruce nml a distinguished
' party were visitors to Courtenny on
• Thursday,  guests   of  Mr.   Cameron,
manager <>r tho E, .v N Railway.   Hia
■ Honor wus met at Courtenay by tin
Mayor, In, and Mra (l  K. MacNatlgli-
I ton, of Cumberland,
• The   U.-Governor  Is   coming   up   tn
1 Cumberland next month us a guest nf
j Lieut.-Col. C. W   Villiers al Beaufort
House and during  his  visit  will  In-
Ispecl tho scout troops of this district.
One again the I'pper [aland School
sports were held at Cumberland, tho
events taking place on the Recreation
ground on Friday lust, before a fairly
large number or spectators. The
sports when first organized were
scheduled to he staged every 3rd of
June. King George's birthday. Dur-
nig tiie lust two yenrs, however, somo
opposition to this date was evidenced
some of the principals of the schools,
maintaining that June 3rd was too
late 11 date to hold the sports as it
cam" ton close H) the High School
exainiiiaiious and Interfered with the
scholars' studies. An effort wus made
to have the sports just prior to the
24th Of May sports, but this proposition found some of the 24th celebration committee opposed to it. Eventually Friday, .May the 31st was decided
on and the sports held on that date.
Probably nn account of their being
no general holiday t.he attendance
did nol come up to previous years.
The contests, however, proved just us
keen and exciting us any ever held.
Cumberland schools, both Puhlic and
High, jusi managing to bead both sections by the narrowest of margins.
The sporls were conducted inn very
efficient manner, not a hitch occurring
during the duy. The sports started at
12.80 noon witli the junior events first,
followed by the senior and high school
truck events and the field events of
the seniors and high schools winding
up the programme which terminated
about six O'clock in the evening. As
will be noticed from the table horo-
wlib appended, only one point separated the first and second in Ihe public schools uud two points In the high
school sections.
The sports were very well conduced
and reflected great credit 611 the committee of teachers, headed by Mr. G.
Apps, principal of the cumlierland
Public School, who was president of
thc sporls for this year. He was very
ably assisted by Mr. Henry Watson,
as secretary, and other touchers of the
Owing 10 transportation difficulties,
Nanaimo did not send any representatives this year and the Parksvllle
District held n Field Dny of Its own.
Results were as follows:
Junior events (under 12): boys' 50
yards, 1st, Alex Stewart. Courtenay,
2nd Ken Mali. Cumberland, 3rd, H.
Norden. Comox; girls' 75 yards. 1st Annie Owen, Comox, 2nd Annie Williams
Minto. 3rd Lillian Surgenor, Tsolum;
boys' suck rnce 50 yards, 1st Bert Long-
Innd, Comox. 2nd H. Culnnn, Minto;
girls' suck rnce, 50 yards, lsts Kay
Fairbairn, Comox. 2nd, Dorothy Brown
Courtenay; boys' throwing busebali at
target, 1st Allan Hutton, Minto, 2nd
Herose Ojaki. Cumberland, 3rd Wallace Thompson, Courtenny; girls'
I throwing baseball at target, 1st Eflie
Guthrie. Comox, 2nd Joyce Carter
Minto, 3rd A. Ellis, Comox; girls' sklp-
jing, 50 yards, 1st Kay Falrbalrn, Comox, 2nd Joyce Carter, Minto, 3rd, Lily
Tobacco, Cuiliberland; boys' relay race
,4 to a team, 1st G. Kerlon's team,
1 Courtenay. 2nd H, Norden's team, Co-
,mox, 3rd Minto tenm; girls' relay raco
j 4 to a tenm. 1st B, Smart's tenm, Courtenny. 2nd. K Fairbairn s team, Co-
|mox, 3rd. Rosa Terns team, Tsolum;
boys' running broad Jump, lit Hnru-
luko. Minto, 2nd Alex Stewart, Courtenay! 3rd Harrj Nordln, Comox.
Senior events und High School (on
track) 1st year 11 s girls, 50 yards,
1st Joyce McKenzie, courtenay, 2nd
Violet Feeley, Courtenay, 3rd Murgar-
et Herd. Cumberland; senior girls. 100
yards. 1st B. Martin, Cumberland, 2nd
Loin Quint 1 Courtenay, 3rd Muriel
Carwithen, Tsolum, 3rd David Outline. Comox; II 8, girls. 100 yardli. 1st
K. Brown Cumberland, 2nd Gwen
.Falrbalrn, Courtenay, 3rd Muriel Partridge, Cumberland; H, S. Boys' 100
yards. Norman Hill, Cumberland) 2nd
O. Brown. Cuiliberland. 3rd C. Laver,
Courtenay; senior girls, GO yards, lsst
A. MacAulny. Tsolum, 2nd Audrey
Booth, Courtenay, 3rd M, Westfield,
Cumberland; H. s. Olrls' 60 yards, 1st
K. Brown. Cumberland, 2nd G. Fairbairn, Courtenay, 3rd M. Partridge,
Cumberland; senior boys' 220 yards,
1st N Hill, Cumberland, H. Baker,
Tsolum; senior glrls'220 yards, 1st B.
Slant. Cumberland, 2nti, M. Cooke,
Courtenay, 3rd, W. Longland. Comox;
H. S. Girls' 220 yards. 1st J. MacKenzie
Courtenny, 2nd D. Gordon, Cumberland uud O, Fairbairn a tie; senior
boys' 880 yards, lsst David Guthrie,
Comox,  2nd  Sam  Carter.  Courtenay,
(Continued on Page 4) PAGE TWO
FKIDAY, JUNE 7. 1-129.
The Cumberland Islander1
IT is customary :it this season ot the year to
sound the usual warning about carelessness
with fire in the forests. People read it. take
heed more or less, yet the same carelessness goes
on year after year. Fires break out, the taxpayer's money is spent in suppressing these outbreaks, young growth timber is destroyed. The
tax-payer suiters in the loss of revenue through
government royalties on timber thus destroyed—
the general public suffers through the loss of money put in circulation by Ihe timber and allied industries.
But this season we give more than usual warning. The Dominion Government Weather Bureau
reports that winter precipitation was lb* inches
less than average years. This means a greater
lire hazard than we have had for many a long year
—it means that the situation is serious-that every
right thinking citizen must tako heed.
The prevention of forest fires in British Columbia
this season is more than a Forest Branch problem-
more than a government problem—more than a
question for the timber industry, lt is a social
problem which goes deep into the fibre-, of everyday life—which affects every man, woman and
child in B.C.
And because it is a social problem, it can besl be
met by the public itself. During the past few-
years agencies have been at work throughout the
Province teaching the fundamentals of forest protection. The ultimate success of this laudable
unds.rtiiking rests upon the individual citizens.
it is up to every indivdual to become forest conscious—to think and act in stamping forest fires
out of British Columbia.
Be careful with your camp fires, cigarette butts
pipe ashes. Report fires promptly Take first
suppression measures yourself when help from
authorities is not immediately available. Talk
forest protection. If you and every other citizen
did this, the skies of British Columbia would be
clear this summer. Remember this year it IS serious. Work to keep British Columbia's woodlands
A little more kindness and a little less creed;
A little more giving and a little less greed;
A little more smile and a little less frown,
A little less kicking a man when he's down,
A little more "wc" and a little less "I,"
A little more laugh, and a little less cry,
A little more flowers on the pathway of life.
But fewer on graves al the end of the strife.
Nu SENSIBLE num would bs* hasty lo tamper with ihe
freedom of the press.   In placing restrictions upon
Uu' free interchange ot* ideas, it is easy 10 make both
ridiculous and tragic mistakes.     Even the censorship ot
i the stage, an  institution  readily  lending itself to abuse,
has frequently tailed to work satisfactorily.      But books.
on account  of their  rapidity  of production  and higher
standing  as an  intellectual  force,  provide  a  much  more
complicated problem.   The length to which aa unintelligent censorship can go is seen in Russia, where, according   to  Valeria   Marco,   no   fewer  than   lS'lli  topics   were
I forbidden for discussion before tlu- war.   Nor has English
1 judgment   in  such  matters  always  proved  trustworthy,
j for tit on,, lime both Shelley's "Queen Mali" and Southey's
! * Win Tyler" were judicially decided unlit for publication.
i And there is the condemnation of Socrates to remind ns
: that a restriction of freedom of expression will not always
I slop short  of |iostitivL. crime.
j today.
irtheless, it Is well lhat. when th,- freedom of the
is discussed, as it is being discussed on all hands
ih,. exact meaning and significance of freedom
al. Most emphatically it does nut con-
ot all restrictions, for restrictions are
should bc uud
sisl   in  tlle ah;
very often the Indlsponsablc condition ot* iis existence, it
is a fundamental rule of civilized government that the
"liberties" of Individuals must he limited in order that
real liberty may nourish, Tho freedom of thc world of
commerce Is founded upon the Individual's freedom to repudiate contracts. From a similar process of reasoning
It follows Hun tiie freedom of the press is not Incompatible
wiili restrictions on the printing of Immoral and degrading
mailer. The possession of ii right does not confer the
further right of its abuse.
The commencements of the mor,. responsible parts of
the English press upon tin- recent activities of the Home
Secretary suggest that this is a view generally acceptable
to the country. Experience Indicates Hint It is almost
Invariably undesirable thut censorship should bc tbe means
chosen to preserve the standard nf literary decency, though
some recent condemnations of this institution road rather
curiously when one reflects that all the highest achievements of English literature wer,, accomplished at a tinto
when the censorship was still active. Bul Bernard Shaw-
was no doubt rlgbt In saying a few days ago that the existing law, if vigorously enforced. Is sufficient to safeguard
society from the indiscretions of that small number of
writers and publishers who do not enough appreciate tiie
responsibility of their calling. Sir William Joynson-Hlcks.
in enforcing the law. has tho solid support of Uie best
sections of public opinion, which realizes lhat the freedom
of the press is to be judged strictly hy ils results, in,il
Hint It is not so much important to lie free lo say what
likes, as io have something worth while to say.
- Christian Science Monitor.
A man isn't licked until he begins to complain
about the rules.
There is no substitute for
.MEAT and all other food-stuffs kept on ICE remain fresh and wholesome.
can be obtained at the
City Meat Market
Phone 111
We deliver
Juicy Roast Beef — Steaks Cold Meats
Spring Lamb — Hams, etc.
Promptitude and PRICE APPEAL combine to
to make this store your logical headquarters for
high-grade groceries and vegetables.
No order too large—None too small
-* * *_
[ Mumford's Grocery
=j "If you get it at Mumford's—It's good."
et, wax arrested Wednesday night and
was remanded in Police Court tn Jim
12.   llo is at liberty o\\ bail of $100.
For ibe defense, (J, A. Grant statud
that lie was prepared to prove tlmt
no moneys realized trom tbe s:tle nt'
tickets in tlie scheme was used for
prizes, He aaid that [fthe police were
in full possession of the details ot the
"drive' 'tbey might change their mind,
as to it being a lottery.
City Prosecutor \V. M. McKay suited ilmt police were Informed n\ nil
facta and lmd made the arresl on \\U
Life is ;i difficult question,
life in thinking about it.
I have decided to spend m.v
-Arthur Schopenhauer
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184 College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
A Real Holiday
The season lias come when many
people are preparing for their summer
holiday. There is no question bul
that n rest, a change of environment,
a period spent chiefly out of doors
at play, and a release from the usual
respoOBblllities and routine of work
are all good for everybody. It Is not
Intended to suggest a routine or lif?
for the holiday; in fact, the relea.se
from doing tilings by the clock is,
in itself, a relaxation, and thia appeals
lo many as tlie most desirable part of
tbe holiday, However, it Is foolish nut
to give some consideration to h few
■ things, which, if overlooked, may re-
|suii in the holiday's developing the
[aspects of a calamity,
1 Water in the country, water at suni-
, mer resorts will, if contaminated
I spread disease—particularly typhoid
! fever, ur when renting a cottage or
1 site tor a camp, llnd out whether or
not tlie water is pure. Vou cannot
judge us to this from the appearance
of the wilier. Water may be denr,
I cold and spurkling ami may st ill he
j impure ami dangerous. The only way
to be sure is to have the wnter ex-
\ aminetl. Your provincial health de.
purtmenl will do this for you. Write
nnd ask them how to take ami send In
a sample. Do this hefore ynu establish yourself at. a summer resort.
Milk in the country, despite popular
belief, is generally not safe. Do not
use milk unless you know that it ia
.safe. Visit tbe farm from wbieb it
comes .see for yourself it" the cows
jure kepi In a cleanly way. how the
! milk is handled, and then decide for
yourself if the conditions nre sntis-
1 factory. Wu would advise that, at
. least for children, all milk used he
! pasteurized. There is no objeet in
i inking precautions all the year round,
and Mien allowing children lo be exposed to danger during vacation. Vou
can nor tell from iheir appearance
whether or not cows have tuberculosis, Vou cannot tell from Ills appearance whether nr not Hie farmer's well
the water which he uses is safe. The
most praetieal safeguard is tn boil or
pasteurize the milk.
Upon request, instructions as to
i pasteurization in the home will he
! supplied.
WEST BURNABY, June tl. -Seven
Bumnby school teachers tendered
resignations i" the School Board on
Wednesday Mr. 1.. ('. MacNelll of |
Burnaby North High School; Miss M.'
B. 1'ullinger of Kitchener street scliool
Miss M. C. tleorge and Miss Warbur-
tou of Douglas ltoad School; Miss 1„
Abble  of  Schou   Stroet   School,  and
Miss I. tliinn and Miss D. Thompson
nf Capitol Mill and Gilmore Avenue
schools. Mis* M. I.. Black and Mr .
13, Ritchie of Burnaby South High
Scliool staff accepted transfers to tl.e
elementary leaching staff.
Miss Rose Mould notified the board
that she had arranged for a year's ex-
chimge n" positions with Miss x. R
Pearse of Bristol Kngland.
Chairman K. A. Gram asked tho
trustees to decide wbetber a junior
high schol course will hy started in
September. It was agreed to hold :i
special meeting on July 10 to discuss
the question.
tin Ogoode all, recently granted an interim in junction until June fi. re-
si raining a chewing gum company
fiom using plaintiff's photo or likeness for the purpose of making a eut
which Is used In advertising.
In n writ Issued hy Miss Mackenzie
.she seeks a permanent injunction anil
also claims damages for using hor
photo without  ber permission.
In her affidavit plaintiff says sho
formerly visited in Vancouver and
has a -circle of friends there. The
oilier day she received a copy of a
Vancouver paper, dated .May 20, with
her picture appearing in an advertisement. Miss Mackenzie says she will
suffer damage by having the papers
appearin papers all over Canada.
Here and There
Prince George, Duke of Glouchester,
third son of His Majesty, will early
officially open the great Royall York
Hoiel of the Canadian Pacific Railway
in Toronto, it has been announced by
E, w Beatty, K.C., chairman and president of the company, The building
is   ihe   tallest   in   ihe   Brtish   Empire,
towering -■■ storeys above tlie pavements of the "Queen City."
In a recent Calgary high-school oratorical contest in English candidates
in   the   finals   were   horn   respectively
in Canada, England, Lithuania, and
Russia, Of three Edmonton candidates one was of French, one of tier-
man,  and  one of Scotch  extraction.
The Delicousness of
Golden brown waffles—tasty, crisp and wholesome. . .
so simple to make with a Waffle Iron such as this
beautiful heavily nickeled, lull guaranteed Manning-
Price $14.50
sold by-
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Robert Wilson Arrested and Released on Bail of $100
t    Charged with operating a lottery In
I connection    with    the    "Community
Drive" for tlie Grouse Mountain dial-
Served by all
Relished by all
Endorsed by all
TORONTO, June 6,—Justice McEvoy
on the application of Robert T. Hard-j
ing, K.C., counsel for Miss Jean Iaohel |
Mackenzie of Toronto, stenographer.!
Few souvenir - hunting travellers
have hugged as line a prize as Vis-
• mini Willingdon, Governor-General
of Canada, who was presented with
one of the biggest Totem Poles on the
Pacific coast during his recent erui.se
lu the Princess Norah latest addition
to the fleet of the British Columbia
Coastal Steamship service of the Canadian Pacific Railway, lli.s Excellency
wag given an insight into the activities
and potentalltea of Vancouver Island
and was much impressed by tbe beauty of Hie coastal scenery,
Modern Transportation
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
To Keep "Closed" Plumbing "Open"
This is a Va-in. valve for use on domestic hot water supply
systems for relief of damaging pressures caused by ranges
and tank heaters.
Doth Red Top Relief Valves ure approved by Underwriters'
Laboratories, Inc., aud by State and Municipal Bureaus of
Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Comox Jersey Ice Cream
Is the Best because it is the Purest, Richest and Tastiest
On Sale at your favorite Vendors
Manufactured by
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
of Kitchen Aluminum Ware
ANY ARTICLE AT 15c, 7 for
Struiners, Saucepans, Howls, Pudding Dishes, Pie Plates. Jelly
Cake Plates, Cookie Cutters, Measuring Cuiis, Children's Cups
and Mugs, Funnels, Egg Turners. Cake Turners, Apple Corers,
Soup Ladles, Basting Spoons, Pot Senilis and Scrub Brushes, etc
3-1N-1 OIL
. Speed means nothing to this young Englishman, son ol the Winnipeg
aviator, M. Hollfck-Kpnyon. He is seen this summer arriving aboard
the Cunarder Aurania to join his dad, Hismotherandsistersuperintend
Ins early efforts. Tlie (Junurd Line taught him some aeronautics as the
Aiiiaiii-s passed under the famous Quebec Rrldgc. clearing it by only
n few feet.
Canned Pears, 2s, ISO Pet" tin. 7 for  $.100
Canned Ripe Peas. 2s, 15c per (In. 7 for   $1.00
Shredded Wheat, 18a per packet, 7 for   $l.oo
Post Toasties, 16c per packet, 7 ror  $1.00
Sardines in Olive Oil. 16a per tin, 7 for  $1.00
Pacific Milk, 16a per tlu. 7 for  $1.00
Sliced Pineapple, ilats, 16c per tin, 7 for   $1.00
Malkin's Best Tomatoes. 2s, 15c per tin, 7 for   $1.00
Clark's Soups, Celery Vegetable, Oxtail and Tomato-
Hie per Un, 7 for   $itoo
Nabob Sliced Peaches, buffet size, 16a per tin, 7 for   $1.00
Assorted Jams and Marmalade, glasses, 15e, 7 for $1,00
Christie Oraham Wafers, 1-lb. packet ,85c, 3 for  $1.00
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c, per lb., 2 lbs. for 5r>
Strawberries and Fresh Pineapple
Local Rhubarb, 6 Ibe. for  25
For Service For Quality #
ruiuAV. .ii*n*i3 7. teao.
Denial Of Water
(Continued from Page One)
outstanding contender with the Vancouver Islantd Power Co. (otherwise
B. C. Electric) for Campbell river
rights, guarantees extensive pulp and
paper manufacture in the event of its
securing the power. The Canadian
Crown-Williamette Co. withdrew its
application for Campbell river power
recently, with the explanation that lt
could buy from the B.C.E.R. Co. for
Its purposes in the event of that power
company's application prevailing—but
the B.C.E.R. Co has not as yet produced any assurance that Crown-Williamette enterprises will be actively
prosecuted in utilization of the coveted
power, nor has the B.C.E.R. disclosed
any definite or tangible association
with Consolidated Smelters for a guarantee use of hydro-electric power.
Meanwhile the Consolidated people
with characteristic reticence, are saying about their plans. They have secondary and as yet merely incidental
interest in several minor mining prop
erties ih the Powell river and Lois
river copper field, but interests as yet
not sufficiently developed even for the
optioning of any of those properties.
A Vancouver Island Smelter location
would obviously be more advantageous
! for them in development of their Coast
j Copper, Caledonian and Sunloch properties, on which more than $2,000,000
'already has been spent in exploration
| and the blocking out of ore reserves.
j They also are indirectly interested, as
'associates of the Canadian Pacific
■ Railway, in that company's tentative
[ plans for eventual electrification of
: its Vancouver Island lines by use of
the Campbell river power.
! And with this major power available,
jand the danger imminent of blocking
i Powell River Co. expansion by allowance of Lois River to any other con-
| cern, the chances of Consolidated success with this application are regarded
as distinctly slim.
Meanwhile negotiations progress
looking to an eventual amalgamation
of Consolidated and British Metals
mining and smelter interests on Vancouver  Island,  if not all  thr^ghout
B. C. the significant prdptecy having
lately been made by a spokesman for
both Tidewater Mines Ltd. and Ladysmith Tidewater Smelters (British
Meals subsidiaries) that there will be
but one organization controlling when
the adjoining Sunloch and Qabbro
groups are brought into devolpment,
and but one big smelter for the Canadian Pacific Coast—Sunloch at present
oeing Consolidated-owned and Gabbro
a British Metals property.
And meanwhile also, Consolidated
continues to augment Its reserve of
ores and of mines to add thereto, having but a few days ago completed the
acquirement of George Copper by paying W. B. and Mrs. George $171,000
at the same time buying out also the
other original holders of George Copper— P, M, Linklater, Richard Jones,
P, C. Green, Jack Mullen and Mrs.
Beaumont Boggs (all of tills city) who
were the backers of Mr. George in his
first financing after his discovery of
i tlie northern property that bears his
Beautiful picturization of
Longfellow's famous ballad.
mcsoucici .V
Majority control of the George Copper, represented by fifty-two per cent
of the stock, was acquired by Consolidated last fall, and during April
the company's offices were removed
from Victoria to be merged with the
more for all their remaining interests
Consolidated offices at Trail, the Victoria directors being at the same time
replaced by Consolidated officers. Picking up all available outstanding George
Copper stock for cash last week is
admittedly but another step ln the intention of Consolidated; Smelters to
speed up construction of a coast copper smelter.
Over long distance telephone from
Trail, It was announced the day Mr.
George was "cleaned up" that Consolidated had completed plans to push
|development on its two chief copper!
: properties on the seaboard—Coast Cop-
\ per and George Copper—in order to
' have sufficient ore tonnage available
; to carry a large smelter plant at the
' earliest possible date. A large crew has
'. been working all this just past winter
' at Coast Copper and the big tunnel
' construction and other development
I work on a growing scale will be instituted at George Copper before the end
of June. Consolidated has been diamond drilling on the George these last
two mining seasons.
VICTORIA, B.C., June 6.—Increased
production, wldepread development
and satisfactory profits were the outstanding features of the mining industry of British Columbia during 1928
according to the final returns made
to Hon. W. A. McKenzie, Minister of
Mines, at the end of May, consequent
on the annual check-up of reports
from all sections of the province by
Provincial Minerologist John D. Galloway. These final and actual figures
show that last year can be described
as the most successful in provincial
mining history, the complete figures
proving the preliminary estimate to
have been approximately $1,000,000
short on the value oi the year's production, and the aggregate of dividends paid during 1928 by B.C. mining
companies also having been consider
ably under calculated.
The just issued final figures indicate
that while, owing to the lower level of
metal prices, the aggregate output val
ue of $65,372,583 was $1,816,239 less
than that for the record year of 1926,
on the other hand the aggregate amount of metals and minerals was the
greatest on record. 6,241,310 tons of
metalliferous ores having been mined
and treated in 1928 as compared with
5.416621 tons in 1927. and 4.775,173 tons
In 1926. In fact 1928 production if
valued ai 1926 prices would have been
worth   approximately   S75,000,000.
Dividends declared by the leading
companies operating in the Pacific
province, as compared with 1927 return were;
Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.    ...... $ 6,358,875
Premier Gold Mining Co. Ltd    1,701,250
•Howe Sound Company 	
Dutchle Mines Ltd	
Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
Bell Mining Co. Ltd 	
Whitewater Mines Ltd	
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co.
Clayburn Co. Ltd	
Ltd 348,872
Ltd  372,760
$ 6,360.594
Total    $10,800,838      $111556,688
"The Howe Sound Co. is the holding company for the Britannia mine in
In British Columbia and the El Potosi and Calera mines in Mexico; dividends paid by this company are derived from the profits on operation of
all three mines so thnt only part of the dividends shown as paid can be
credited to the Britannia.
But the $11,556,688 shown as distributed in 1928 by no means represents
the total net profits earned in the year
of review.   In nearly all cases substantial sums are set aside from profits to the credit of surplus and reserve
accounts.   Profits accruing to private
companies and individual mining enterprises as a rule arc not given publicity as dividends, as is the with the
larger concerns, so that no record of
these profits, considerable in the aggregate, is available.
The growth of dividends in recent
years is strikingly indicated by the
subjoined figures:
1923    $ 2,809,295
1924       2,896,174
1925     6,219,808
1926       9,747,270
1927 .   10,800,838
1928        11,556,688
A dividend record of $11,556,683 from
a gross production of $65,372,588, or
17.7 per cent is excellent, and shows
that mining in British Columbia Is
distinctly profitable.
Growing Children need
Mann's Bread
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M Little active bodies need the energy and
M health that is baked into MANX'S Bread.
M And they like it, too—it has such a
#$ delicious flavor
Mann's Bakery
Custard Pies linked to Order
He bound her to the mast
as the storm raged—death
faced them relentlessly—
was she saved?—Come,
see this remarkable epic
of the sea, vibrant with
drama, thrill and deep
•■;: v
A tremendous story of shipwreck at sea and of a
strange rescue— a melodrama, forceful, dramatic
and thrilling—amazing in its stark realism, delightful in its romance—a picture with a soul.
Friday and Saturday   j
June 7th and 8th ■
To Scotland
by the Anchor-Donaldson
S. S. Athenia
July 26th
Visit again Ihe 'Land o' the
Leal'—meet your 'freens frae
hume' on boaril this Scottish
vessel, conducted by that well
known Scotsman and travel expert. Mr. Alf. Hoylc—
Full Information  from Local
Agents, or from
622 Hastings St. W„ Vancouver
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor. j
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very •
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano :
Storage if desired. \
Lloyd's Pete to Drill
In Wainwright
Company   Holds   Drilling   Rights   on
Large Acreage
Phones \ and 61
Cumberland, B.C,
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
 ss i—-      . : . •
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
Phone 98
10 bars Laundry Soap
,'i bars Toilet Soap
1 pkg. Soap Powder
1 pkg Bluing
1 pkg. Washing Starch
The Dairy
With substantial holdings on structure In the three recognized oil-producing areas of Alberta, Lloyd's Pet-
troleum Limited, a strong Western
Canadian organization, sponsored by
leading business men of British Columbia and the prairie provinces, announces its plans to go ahead with development work on a large scale.
A representative of the company
who returned from Alberta Wednesday, from an inspection of its holdings, states that great activities have
been launched by several campanies of
late In the Wainwright field. He Is
authority for the statement that his
company has let contract for drilling
of the first of a series of ten wells on
holdings in the Wainwright field, that
the derrick for this well was completed on Wednesday and that the cellar will be dug this week preliminary
to spudding in the initial well.
The company holds nine leases in
the Turner Valley drilling rights on
3,200 acres of oil lands in the Wainwright field and 1.000 acres in the best
part of the Devenish Skiff area. In
addition to the contract for drilling,
the company is arranging to drill in
the Turner Valley in the near future.
The company is fully financed to cover
all preliminary expenses and the full
cost of drilling the first well now under contract.
Senator Hon. W. H. Sharpe of Winnipeg, is the president of Lloyd's Petroleum Limited; Hon, W. H. Suther-
Sutherland is the vice-president and
J. Newton Harvey is the secretary-
treasurer. The directorate also includes Senator Hon. Lendrum Mc-
Means of Winnipeg; J. W, Berry, M.
L.A.. of Langley, B.C.; Mapor W. O.
Swan, D.S.O., C.E., M.E.I.C., of Vancouver; T. W. Fletcher, ex-reeve of
Point Grey; and A, J. Welch of Welch
and Welch, financial agents of Van
a tractor. Although in port for night
days, the steamer came all the way
to Canada to bunker before continuing
witli her cargo to Shanghai.
During the war the Trevanion
(which as might be gussed from hor
name, hails from St. Ives. Cornwall)
carried tanks and troops between Bri-
tnin and Calais, and she was engaged
in coaling the fleet at the Falkland
Islands when Admiral Sturdee interrupted the wurk to chase Von Spec';?
fleet and sink the German cruisers
which had previously trapped Admiral Crawford.
The Trevauion left Curd iff lust
December, .proceeding to Buenos Aires
from whence comes the ship's mascot,
nn Amazon parrot, which speaks
French fluently, The freighter is ex,
pected hack on the coast in July io
load lumber.
*?v Olash Jtresf
Wood is the settler's winter harvest. When his own
kind is cleared he may still obtain employmentin the
neighbouring forest. By care with lire, the wise
settler protects his own living.
IsssseJ In nuihorlts. ul"
Hniuiiirahle Charles Sttuilit,
Minister ssftlselnierior.
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Duncan, June ti.—('. li, o'Hailoruii
was nominated Wednesday by tho Liberies of Nanaimo constituency us their
candidate III the next federal election.
"Continental Limited"
Leaves Vancouver 9:50 p,m. dally
through to Montreal via Kamloops,
Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Ottawa.
This train also handles through
standard sleeper Vancouver to Duluth
and Chicago, also Vancouver to Vernon, Armstrong and Kelowna making
boat connection for Penticton, All-
steel equipment consists of standard
and tourist sleeping cars, dining car
and compar t ment-library-obser vat ion -
buffet car equipped with radio.
Tickets issued and baggage checked
through. t-f.
Agent in Courtenay: Mr. A. B, Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
Frlfffhler IMwhwiI  Ure hi  Sinrur
t'nnre .Off Sun t'nmclscn on
Mil) 91
Canadian National  Steamships
SS. "Prince George" leaves Vancouver 8:00 p.m. every Monday for Powell
River, Ocean Falls, Prince Rupert,
Anyox and Stewart.
SS. "Prince Rupert" leaves Vancouver 8:00 p.m. every Thursday for Powell River, Ocean Falls, Prince Rupert,
i Anyox and Stewart.
.SS. "Prince Charles" operates on
: fortnightly schedule from Vancouver
to Queen Charlotte Islands.
j Tickeis issued and baggage checked
through. t-f
We Deliver
s^h. -mtrn... .^LW. ' ,M& '    s^k. .^
V^rr   ...    mAmmmr ^^^ ^^T mmmmr ^^T
Union Hay, June f>. Ss. TrevanlOll,
I 7,8oo tons gross, Captain J. C .Bate,
! arrived early Tuesday morning from
Han Francisco, Captain Robertson bo-
I ing the pilot. Alter landing 850 tons
j of bunker conl. alio sailed a| ■> p.m.
I Tuesday for Shanghai.
| The Trevanion will be remembered
! as tho the vessel which, having caught
fire some nhietly miles off San Fran-
I cIsco. put into that porl on May 21.
! She had on board a oargo of 7.11111
j tons of sugar anil lho fire wns inili-
I cnted by smoke coming through tho
ventilator at midnight. On arrival at
. San Francisco, the hold was cleared
1 of about 1,600 tons, cleaned, and tho
I cargo reloaded,
It is Int resting lo compare the
methods in use at the Cuban nn<l
American port. At Cuba, small, w'"v
l natives work two oacli hold and cai-
| ry around tho sucks. Bach man carrying 330 ITih. nnd working for olght
! hours a day manage to load about
■ 1,000 tons a day; while in the Ameri-
! ean port, working six mon to a hold,
leach sack was dragged Into place by
The "Confederation" resumes ser-
: vice May 21st operating on fast schedule Vancouver lo Toronto, leaving
Vancouver daily at 10:30 a.m. via
Kamloops. Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon and Winnipeg,
Early morning arrival at Toronto en-
] sures connection with morning trains
1 to all parte of Ontario,
All-steel equipment consists of stftft
' dard and tourist sleeping cars, dining
j car and compartment-Ilbrary-observu-
| tion-bufiet car equipped with radio,
I Tickets issued and baggage chicked
' through. t-f.
The Central
'Barber Shop
Next lo Shorty'B Pool Room A. GATZ, Prop.
For Ladies and Gents,
Moderate Prices Cumberland, B.C.
j Personally Conducted Triangle Tow
[ The fourth annual personally con-,
I ducted triangle tour of British Colum-
jbia will leave Vancouver 9:00 a.m. July
' 22nd. All expenses Included, total cost
I $110.00.
1 This is an ideal holiday as entire
■' Journey Irom Vancouver to Jasper
j Park and Jasper Park to Prince Rupert will be covered in daylight. Party
will return from Prince Rupert to Van- j
couver by tlie popular SS. "Prince
Oeorge." Varied entertainment at all
stopover points, t-f. j
I Summer excursion fares to Eastern;
Canada and  United States points on
|salc by Canadian National Agents, effective May 22nd. t-f.
In every sorts of huildinii materials?,
Royston Lumber Co.
I'HONF^ 1 Nlghl *'•'"':   l:HX t'""r v
'   | Offlco:  LEO Cumborlaml.
' The s. s. Trevanlon arrived on Monday from the Eastern States and af-
i ter bunkering sailed tor Shanghai,
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Geary left on The ss- Benceloech. loaded with gen-
Monday for Victoria where they wiU eral Cftr*° from Vancouver, after tak-
i ing bunkers sailed for the United
Kingdom, The S.S. Canadian Ranger
loaded 850 tons ot coal and cleared for
Union Bay
few days' vacation.
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Walter Matthews,  of
Seattle,   are  spending   a   two   weeks'.Montreal-
vacation In town,  the guests of the j *    *    *
latter'i   parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbertj   Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith, of Alberni,
Glover. [ were visitors in town on Tuesday
Mr, and Mrs. Seymour Abrams and
daughter Jean motored to Alberni over
the week-end.
Mr. Lawrence McLeod. of Vancouver,
QiiQen City's Crown
Tootjy' -
A year ago
■■■ waa a
j i. .: ole, nearly
a city block in
an ::. aeinj5 the
Union  S
'I ■■ to. Down
in -.1 ■■ i ittom,
hal!' ;i dozen
sorting hup
piece N   ■ ■■■
which were bt
i ted a   they were set,
:.  . ■ ition.
■ ■ today   stands  the
ta : ug in A" British Em
pire, th< I i   nl   Royal York
Hotei which, in two months more,
will oi i r I he doors to it** thousand
rooi v,       .. .■    its;    first
■■• ■
t. has   been   the
:     ■ .*,,-:     great Cana-
■i ..■■   beenerectcd,
still   n traord nary   to   the
num on the .; ■ i el must he the
tn ■ which   went
into thi   '    i - ' w hi" will be
the nn ■ institution of
i, v irld and  in  the
worki if th      arrangements
thai v II it its guests the ut-
]:.. and    service.
'i ... instance, radio
outli ts room, and in tiie
cm i  ill ami Ball-
roi i ch have seating capacity
for evei i and people,
the n i dern means nf ampli-
fj ;a1 i bi '-ii installed to pro
vide, not only that si"akers and
art! * and musicians be thoroughly heard wherever they are speak-
!   Mr. and Mrs. J. Parfitt. with Mrs,
i Province  and   two  children,  motored
,:i. :,   .. ,. „,,n ,„. Hondav. W "°m Vict°ri!l and were ,heHBUeS,S
... [of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horwood over
Mrs. Clarence Klrkwood, of Powell; the week-end.
River, is visiting with her parents, Mr. I ...
and Mrs. D. Walker. Sr. Mrs*  Al'dlc''*  of  Courtenay,   was
  [ visitor to Mrs. M. Piercy on Tuesday.
•    *    *
I   Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pearse are the
' proud possessors of a bouncing boy.
With The Cricketers
(Continued from page one)
Noble  Harrigan   left   by   stage
return game will Wednesday for Vancouver, accompan
'ied by Fraser Carter.
August the
important gan
l.e played ;.t
Scores hi Sunday's game were:
Cumberland First  Innings
Idiens. b. Clcg« 	
Hall, Ij. Hood 	
Dando, b. Hood 	
s  Boothman, o Mlllburn, b. Hood
Gough. b. Clegg	
Taylor,  b.  Clegg   	
Andrews, c.Clegg. b. Hood  24'situation.
Carney, e. Boothman. b. Clegg   2
Brown, b. Clegg      9
Jones, c. Creagh, b. Hood   1
Whyte. not out  2
Extras    2
A shower was held in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. M, Piercy in honor of
their daughter Ivy, whose marriage to
21 Henry Wain, eldest son of Mr .and
17j Mrs. Alex. Wain, will be celebrated on
11 June 29th.
Oj *     .    *
5!    Mr.   Irving Morgan  left  for  Van-
0 couver last  week-end  in search of a
Bowling: Clegg 5 for 22; Hood, 5 for
That tlie Valley boys and girls can
hold their own with the rest of the
district when it comes to sports, was
well exemplified last. Friday at the annual school meet, when they were able
to retain with a good score the cup
they won last year. The following
scholars were responsible for the high
score: 75 yards dash. Annie Williams.
2nd; Boys' sack race, Horace Calnan;
Girls' .sack race. Edith Morgan; Skip-
and b. Andrews  5! ping    race,    Joyce    Carter,    second;
Andrews, b, Idiens  2| Throwing the baseball.  Alan  Hutton,
Chemainus Innings
Hood. c. Dando, b. Andrews
Creagh, b, Andrews ....
Pritchard,  b. Idiens     .
Franklin, c. Andrews, b, Idlens
Rossiter, c Savage, b. Andrews
■Mlllburn, c. and b. Andrews  2
Guy, run out   1
Selfe, run out  0
Byolhman,   (A.t,  not out   0
Extras    3
7jist; Long jump, Haruyiko, 1st; Jun-
4; ior Girls' delay race—Annie Williams,
11 Edith Morgan, Marjory and Joyce
Carter; Junior Boys' relay race—Allan
Hutton, Harojiko, Horace Calnan and
Tsnenyushi. Much credit is due to
Mr. Smith and Miss Calnan for the
good showing.
intr but, by connection through the
radio room, in any other portion of
thu building. There Ih provision
also foi' television, should this be
developed, for moving picture and
movietone projection.
With its own power plant and
water-works, its emergency hospital and internal and outside transportation and communication systems, the Royal York Hotel is a
complete city. It has its bank and
brokers offices, its stores and
shop.s its community hall and recreation centres. Nothing which a
progressive town might have has
not beon thought of and incorporated to advantage. Down in the
basement is & complete printing
v tabllshment, a linotype and three
With a tunnel entrance from
Union Station, at the junction of
all roads into thc city, in the heart
of "down-town" the silt* of the
Royal York is strategic. With
Lake Ontario before il. it is beautiful. The travelling contingent will
join with tiie citizens of Toronto in
their eager anticipation of the
opening day in June.
Cumberland ('ops
Colonist Cup
(Continued from Page One)
Bowling Vernon-Jones, 0 for 9; Andrews 5 for 19; Idiens, 3 lor 15.
Cumlierland Second Innings
Idiens, stpd. Ross, b Hood  16
Hall Ibw. b. Creagh  12
Dando, c. Mlllburn, b. Creagh  4,
Boothman. Ibw, b. Hood  0
Gough. b. Hood   lj
Whyte. c. Rossiter. b. Guy  ll b°ys- 440 ynrds. 1st C. Laver, Courten-
Carney.   b.  Hood     2, &>'• 2nd H. Baker. Tsolum. 3rd J. Tribe,
Brown  retired  injured     oj Courtenay; senior girls' relay. 4 to a
Savage,   b.  Creagh   4 team 110 yardseach . 1st B. Stant, M.
Vernon-Jones, c Hood, b, Creagh .... 1 Westfield. B. Martin and W. Graham.
Extras  8 Cumberland,  2nd SC.  Sutherland,  A.
Booth, M. Brown. L. Quinn, Courtenay. 3rd M. Lawlor. P. Smith, W. Long-
land, L. Swingler, Comox; 1st year H.
S. boys' relay, 1st A. Searle, J. Berkley
G. McKee and J. Prnin. Courtenay,
2nd J. Calnan. T. Shugenori, T. Hawa-
guchi nnd H. Okeda, Cumberland; H.
S. girls* relay, 1st K. Brown, M. Partridge, M. Herd. M. Lockner, Cumberland. 2nd J, MacKenzie, B. Mutrie, V.
Feeley, G. Fairbairn. Courtenay; H. S.
boys' 880 yards.  1st D.  Baird, Cum-
Selfe, b. Creagh  231 3rd  S.  Kajama,  Cumberland;   H.  S.
An Accidental Discovery
Blotting paper was an accidental
tllflcovory. An employee at a paper
mill forgot thi- sizing, and his employer, after the paper had heen condemned, happened to use a piece lo mak.;
a note on. He saw that the ink was
absorbed and realized Hs possibilities
as an ink drier instead of the usual
berland. 2nd McCartney, Courtenay,
3rd G. McKee, Courtenay; senior boys'
4 to a team, 1st, D. Guthrie's team, Comox, 2nd D. Idiens' team. Courtenay,
3rd L. Davent's team, Tsolum; senior
girls' skipping race, 60 yards, 1st B.
Martin, Cumberland, 2nd W. Longland
Comox, 3rd Z. Pickering, Tsolum; H. S.
boys' relay, 4 to a team, 1st H. Conrod,
H. Sugimori, G. Brown and N. Hill,
2nd C. Laver, J. Tribe. H. Sutton and
N. Tribe, Courtenay; senior boys' 60
yards, 1st M. Tahara, Cumberland,
2nd B. Harding. Comox, 3rd H. Kerton, Courtenay;' senior boys' football
final won by Cumberland; junior hockey, 1st B. Stant, Cumberland, 2nd M.
Webber, Bevan. 3rd Jean Cliffe, Comox.
Fleld Events; senior girls' basketball
throw, 1st Florence Haggarty, Courtenay, 2nd J. Carlo. Comox, 3rd, M.
Webber, Bevan; senior boys' high Jump
1st C. Laver. Courtenay, 2nd A. Searle
Courtenay, 3rd N. Hill, Cumberland;
senior girls' baseball throw. 1st B. Al-
tonem, Tsolum. 2nd Mary Cook, Courtenay, 3rd H. Morrison, Minto; night
school girls' hockey ball, 1st M. Partridge, Cumberland, 2nd G. Fairbairn
Courtenay, 3rd, K. Prior, Cumberland;
senior boys' running broad jump, 1st
Tahara, Cumberland, 2nd B. Harding,
Comox, 3rd J. Piercy, Courtenay; H. 8.
boys' running broad jump, 1st N. Hill,
Cumberland, 2nd C. Laver, Courtenay,!
3rd Tribbett, Tsolum; H, S. girls' bas-1
ketball throw, 1st K. Brown, Cumberland, 2nd M. Partridge, Cumberland,
3rd S. Nelson, Courtenay; senior girls'
running broad jump, 1st B. Stant,
Cumberland, 2nd L. Swingler, Comox,
3rd, M. Isenor, Tsolum; high school
girls' running broad jump, 1st N. Ford
Courtenay, 2nd G. Fairbairn, Courtenay, 3rd, M. Herd, Cumberland.
It is an extraordinary fact that
people who are rigidly careful
with Fire in their own homes
are utterly reckless with it
when out of doors. EIGHTY
PER CENT, of our Fire Losses
last year would have been
prevented had people tried to
remember that Fire is an
element with which it is
NEVER safe to be careless.
Lloyd's Petroleum Limited
Operating Under Dominion Charter
Capitalization 2,000,000 Shares of No Par Value
Offering an attractive opportunity to a limited number of people to become associated with prominent business men in the development of struct ure holdings in Ihe proven Alberta territory—
1350 acres in all—in the Turner Valley. Wainwright and Devcnish-SkifT Fields.
U Innlpcg, Man.
Former Minister of Public Wisrks
Province  of  Itiilisli Columbia,
Mlt.   I.  N.  HARVEY
President ol .1. N. Harvey Limited
and  pioneer B, l*. merchant,,
Vancouver, Il.C.
Winnipeg, Man.
I. \\. BERRY, M.L.A.
President uf Uie British Columbia
Dairymen's .Association,
Langley, B.C.
D.S.O.,  I.E..  M.E.I.C.
Consulting Engineer In Vancouver
Harbor Commissioners
Vancouver, H.C
i s-Rccve ..I' Point Grey
Vancouver, B.C,
\. I. WELCH,
Welch A Welch Limited, Financial
I cuts, m West Hastings St.,
Vancouver, U.C.
( liartercd Accountants
Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver, III.
Pacific  Building
Vancouver, B.C.
TURNER   VALLEY—Lloyd's   Petroleum   Limited
iilii iiivJ'u iv n(,llls nine 'eases ol 20 acres L'ach in thc TU™er Val-
IHiUilM.s in ley Fiold| ejght of which are free of royalties.   On
one lease, only, there is a one-eighth royalty| Theae
leases are adjacent to proven acreage and were
chosen by men who know the Turner Valley.
WAINWRIGHT FIELD—The Company has drilling rights on 3,200 acres
of oil lands. 1,000 acres of which immediately adjoin the wells and refinery
of the famous Wain-well Co. These holdings are directly adjacent to
other oil lands which have been proven, or are being drilled at the present time,
DEVEN1SH-SKIFF FIELD—The Company holds 1,000 acres in the best
part of this Held, all of which are designated by geological experts as being definitely situated on the oil structure.
The history of successful oil production in Alberta
reveals two primary essentials to all such undertakings—possession of diversified structural acreage—sponsorship and management by men of substance and proven business judgment.
Lloyd's Petroleum Limited has reason to be proud of the
quality of its holdings, and the calibre of its personnel.
,Arrangements bave been made and contracts let
the Company for the drilling of the initial well
their holdings in the Wainwright Field. Negotiations are now going on for drilling in the Turner Valley as soon as
The Company is fully financed to cover all preliminary expenses and the cost of drilling the first
well. Thi: derrick for this well has been erected
and the cellar is being dug Ihis week, preliminary to starting active drilling operations. Tbe present issue nl' stock, as announced, is to take care
nl* tut ure contracts.
100,000 shares of Lloyd's Petroleum Limited
at .$1.00 per share
Applications will he Riled in order of ucc eptnnce and are payable in full wilh order.
Application lo list tills stock on Eastern and West ern Exchanges will be made in the near future.
; ill out tins application form juui send il to-day:
v. I i.i ii a  WELCH Limited,
Enclosed . being payment tn lull tor the pur
chase ol Bhares, of the stock of Lloyd's Petrol
eum Limited, ni "in- dollar per share.   1 hcroby request that you
tl number ei Bhares and 1 agree to accept sonic or
lallei I that muy lie allotted me.
Welch 6? Welch
Local  Asent
Thp above named Commission wiil
hold ii preliminary Public Meeting at
the G.W.V.A. Hall. Cumberland, al
UU ]uu„ .Honda)- June 17th, 1929.
This preliminary meeting will be
confined to investigation of the social
welfare systems now in operation by
industrial corporations .and all interested or who ean give any information
thereon to Uie Commission are invited
to attend.
Public meetings of the Commission
will be held at later dates to which
citizens and representatives of publi-
bodies will be asked to express their
views generally upon Stato Health
Insurance and Maternity Benefits. Notice of such meetings will be published in due course.
Victoria, B.C. Secretary.
May 21. 1929. 23-24
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay     •—•     Phone  26S
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone 11511 or 24
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any style 36c
Ladles' hair cut any style SOc
,/XTUA mill's because of tin- extra
strength, endurance und outstanding
superiority of Firestone Tire construction.
First, the scientific twisting of cotton
cords for greulesl strength nnd elasticity
. . . Then, Gum-Dipping the extra Firestone patented process which saturates
and insulates every fiber and strand of
every cord wilh pure rubber.
Only in Firestone Tires do you receive all
the advantages of these exlra features of
in-built mileage, plus the security and
safety of riding on tlie deep, rugged Firestone non-skid Tread. Thc Firestone
Dealer saves you money and serves you
better.    See him today.
Mads- in Httmiltoii, Cunailu by
Build, thi Only
'I'hone 8        HARLING & LEDINGHAM AGENTS       'Phone 8
Fanny Bay
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Mrs. H. Lytton Bailey, of Vernon, ls
visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Larson.
Miss M. Walker spent thc week-end
at Alberni and Great Central Lake.
Mrs. J. Wilkinson has returned to
her home at Cobble Hill after a short
visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
The card party held at the school on
Friday wns well attended. Court
whist was played, the prizes being
awarded as follows: Mrs. Cairns, ladles' first; Mrs. B. McKay, ladies' second; Norrie Hastings, men's flrst and
Mr. F. Larson, men's second.
Mrs. G. M. Swan has left for an extended visit to Victoria.
I  Cumberland
; Commercial
; Heidquarlers
Kates      ;
Reasonable ;
Rooms Steim Heated
lifers and llry Cleaners
Special   family   laundry   rate.
Orders  left  at  the  Ritz Cift,
'phone ISO, Cumberland will receive prompt attention.   A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland ICO
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning FRIDAY, JUNE T. 1920.
At the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Monday & Tuesday, June 10,11
1' ■ " *
When lawlessness runs riot , there you'll find
thrills aplenty.
That's what happens in this tale of a frontier
town, with McCoy, a dauntless girl antl a spunky
buy lighting off and outwitting the terrible, mysterious night-riders.
A new setting, new excitement, gorgeous romance !
Wed. & Thnr., June 12th & 13th
Ralph Ince and Estelle Taylor
Trapped like rats in a boat that was sinking beneath them. . . .the biggest bully on the Pacific
and a woman he thought too bad for even him. . .
together fought as man and woman never fought
before. . . .saved the lives of those that scorned
them. . . .and in that deed found a happiness
that they could not hope to have known.
Friday & Saturday, June 14, 15
News of Courtenay City
Personal Mention
Serious Fire
Was Averted
Bools' Tire Shop had a close call on
Wednesday morning from having a serious flre. The boiler is heated by
means of a sawdust burner, the whole
being placed on a cement slab. Shortly after the fire was put on in the
morning Charlie Bool entered the shop
and noticed smoke coming from beneath the floor by way of the oiling
pit and upon investigation found that
the cement had disintegrated and the
floor below the burner burned away
and bin-hint1, sawdust falling through
the floor. He was not long in tearing
away the burner and extinguishing the
flre. It is fortunate this was noticed
at a time when the men were around
the plant or a serious flre might have
Mrs. J. C. C. Ward
Buried Yesterday
The death occurred at her home at
12th Avenue West, Vancouver, on Saturday of Mrs. Emily Anna Ward, formerly of Comox, at the age of 77 years,
11 months and 18 days.
A service was held in Vancouver on
Tuesday afternoon and the body was
I brought by C. P. R. Boat to Comox on
| Wednesday,  the funeral taking place
j direct  from  the  boat  to the  United
Church, Comox, where the Rev. W. A.
Alexander conducted the .service, then
proceeding to the Anglican Cemetery
at Sandwick where commital services
.vere conducted by the Rev, A. W. Corker,  the  body  being interred  beside
that of the deceaseds late husband,
Mr. J. C. C. Ward.     Deceased is sur-
ived by two daughters, Miss Blanche,
of Vancouver, and Miss Constance, a
missionary in Western China,
Flowers were received from the following;
Daughters Blanche and Constance;
Lazo Women's Institute; Women of
St. Peter's Church, Comox, Women's
■Missionary Society of St. George's United Church, Comox United Ladies'
Guild, Mr. and Mrs. Ord. Mr. and Mrs.
Burnett, Mr. J. B. Holmes, Janie and
Jim Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. Hogg, Mr.
and Mrs. Hiles, Mr. and Mrs, Catch-
pole and Mrs. Blight, Evelyn and Dorothy Catchpole, Beatrice Catchpole,
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ball and family,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Jones. Mr. and Mrs.
Butchers and Mrs. Price, Mr. and Mrs.
F. R. Saunders, Mrs. Eleanor and Miss
E. M. E. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Grist,
Mr. and Mrs. Burchell and children,
Mr. and Mrs. W. West, Mrs. Trowse
and W, R. Pritchard and others.
Trolley mishap
put 190
telephones out
of order
When a trolley pole leaped
from thc wire at the corner
of Fraser Avenue and Marine
drive, Vancouver, on May 21,
it came in contact with the
II. C. Telephone Company's
100-puir aerial cable at that
point, burins '** stretch of cable
500 feet in length and putting
100 telephones oul of order.
Telephone men were speedily on the scene. It took two
days to complete the repair
work, but ISO of the telephones
affected were back In service
by nightfall of the same day.
White men, white pearls white shadows
across the life of the South Seas.
The thrilling drama of the pearl market has now
been brought to the screen in a great picture of
love and sacrifice, plot and counter-plot, made
from the world-famous novel. Two years to film.
Actual tropic locations! WILL MAKE MOTION
Electric Light Co.
Changes Hands
It is reported that the National Utilities Company has exercised its option on the stick of the shareholders
of the Royston Electric Company, the
time of the option expiring on June
7th. This means that the Royston
Electric Light Company will .still operate but the stock has been transferred fro inthe present shareholders
and is now held by the National Utilities Company.
City Gets Option on Minto Electric Light Plant
Aid. Maclntyre also reported that he
had received through tlie city solicitor,
Mr. J. M. Mitchell, a draft of an option which the Minto Electric Light
Company was willing to give the city
on all their plant and equipment, in-
: eluding their rights in agreements with
i the Collieries Company, the City of
I Cumberland and the E. & N, Railway
' Company, for the sum of $10,000 cash,
the option to be exercised within three
months from its acceptance. The op-
| tion also provided that in the event
of its being taken up the city would
not charge the Minto consumers any
greater rate than was being charged
by the city to other consumers outside the city.
On motion by Aid. Maclntyre the acceptance of the option was authorized.
Mr. A. J. Henderson returned to
Royston on Tuesday from Vancouver
where he visited his son, R. S. Henderson.
i Little Miss Beverley Briggs, daugh-
1 ter of Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Briggs, cel-
[ebrated her second birthday with a
t party on Monday last which she gave
to a number of her little friends.
Miss Ethel Sutton and Mrs, Smith,
of Vancouver .are holidaying in the
district, the guests of the former's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Sutton.
* •    *
Mrs. James Carthew, of Comox, is
spending a few days holiday in Victoria.
»    •    *
Mr. Chas. Sutton motored to Victoria
the early part of this week for a short
vacation. '
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Laver are spending a few days in Vancouver ou a
short business trip. i
* •    *
Mrs. a. B. Elliott, of Summerland,
is visiting her daughter. Mrs. Chas,
* •    •
A very enjoyable party was tendered to Hector Stewart on Saturday last
in the Native Sons' Hall. Bridge was
played during the evening at which
there were six tables. Refreshments
were then served by the girls and the
boys made a farewell presentation of
a silver belt set to this popular member of the younger set who is leaving
the district.
• *   *
Miss Mary Sutton retiyned home
this week after a two months' vacation
with friends and relations in Seattle
and Vancouver. She left on Tuesday
for Victoria to attend the wedding of
Miss Peggy Cessford. for whom she
acted as bridesmaid.
«    •    •
Miss Jean Beasley arrived home on
Tuesday from Vancouver on sick
• *    *
Mrs. R. Bowie leaves on Saturday
for a two months' vacation with friends
and relations In the Old Country.
• *    *
Mr. Hector Stewart left on Monday
last for Stewart where he will take up
his duties as editor of the local paper
in that city.
• •    •
Miss Inez Penzer. of Victoria, is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Val Dalby for a
few days.
• *    •
Mr.and Mrs. T. D. Cairns visited the
former's parents here on Sunday, returning by stage to Nanaimo on Monday morning.
Mr. Bill Rickson took advantage of
the holiday on Monday to go over to
Vancouver at the week-end on a buying trip.
Whist  Drive at  Grantham
The usual fortnightly whist drive
was held at the Grantham Community
Hall on Wednesday evening of this
week and was well attended, there being fourteen tables in all. The prizes
were won as follows: Ladies, first, Miss
Owen; second. Miss M. Janes; third,
Mrs. Graham, Floating prize, Mrs.
Isenor. Gentlemen, first, Mr. Lake;
second. Mr. Hamilton; third, Mr. J.
W. McKenzie, Sr. After cards enjoyable refreshments were served then
dancing held sway, music being sup-
) plied by Mrs. King and Mr. Noel Smith.
Packed,;MAaciijum tins to
mg*m try it.
Messrs. Jimmie and Andy Walker, formerly of Blunt & Passie, Ltd., wish to
announce that their new up-to-date
is now open for business and will spe-
cialize exclusively in the
following work:
Battery Repair
Ignition and Timing
Carburetor Repairs
Mead  Lamp Focusing
Aulo Electric Repairs
Salve (Grinding
Fender and Body Work
Ignition and Radio Repairs a Specialty
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We call for and deliver Radio or Auto liatteries Free.
Just give us a ring—We'll do the rest.
»##*#*##*# ***•:
VI/ HEN tiie Canadian Pacific liner
t Empress of France and the
Pacific Salvage Company's big
steam tug Salvage King rubbed
sides near tha entrance to Victoria
Harbour recently greetings were
exchanged between two principal
actors in an outstanding drama of
Canadian seamanship. They were
Captain Bunker, former master of
the freighter Huvilah, und Captain
J, M, Hewlson, master of the Salvage King, the former being u
passenger on the giant passenger
The tug after sixty days out of
her own port was returning after
performing the heroic feat of towing the disabled freighter Havllah
from Dutch Harbour, Alaska, to
Osaka, Japan, )throUKr days of
constant gales, terrific seas and
under almost every kind of marine
handicap, a distance uf 3,100 miles
Intel.  Ciptaln J.  M   HtwUon ol  the
HcIvbkc hidf, which in inn Mliiivr. left.
Ui* I Miiadittii P«tlie S.b. Kmiirr.n ot
in the treacherous Bering Sea and
Stormy North Pacific.
At nne time with fifty-foot waves
dashing over both vessels nnd only
a fitful moon peering througn
snow-filled darkness, the deckload
of lumber on the 0,000 ton Havilnh
shifted and her steering gear went
awry and she listed over fast. The
"S.D.S." and fateful message "Wu
are sinking" went out by morse to
the little 1,000 ton Salvage King,
lifeboats were swung out, and men
stood by ready to sever the steel
tow line with an acetylene torch.
The freighter survived the storm,
however, und was towed through
gales and mountainous sens tor
nine more days to Osaka, Japan,
covering 11,100 miles in 25 days
When she met the "jUmpresa of
France, on which the captain and
crew of the freighter were passengers, she was completing a voyage of 10,000 miles after having
performed a task that no other
salvage vessel on the Pacific had
been able to undertake.
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oj court
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free of charge ul your convenience. Vtwalcr Kenl dealers nre
ever) w here.
Distributors tor Uritish Columbia: PAGE SIX
FRIDAY, JUNE 7. 1929.
Cumberland Personals
Outing Shirts
with collars attached or
with soft collars to match
are now featured for
summer and vacation
wear. They provide real
summer-time comfort for
work or play.
Attractive new stripes,
checks and popular plain
The Forsyth Insurance
Policy assures you of com*
plete shirt satisfaction.
33, 34 and 35in. sleeve lengths
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store
Lake Cumberland
(formerly Comox  Lake)
One and a half miles from the eity
Boats for Hire
How Boats. $ 1.00 per day
Outboard Motors $4.00 per flay
Good Fishing
Mountain Climbing
A paradise for the camera man
Store at the Lake
JOE REES, Proprietor
"AH Baba" Well
Received At Gaiety
The Gaiety Theatre was well Ailed
on Thursday night of last week when
pupils ol the Cumberland schools
came down and presented their play
"All Baba and the Forty Thieves," the
proceeds of which went ot the Upper
Island School Sports Fund. The play,
the characters of which were the same
as when put on in Cumberland recently, was well put on and as well received by an appreciative audience.
Prior to this part of the programme
a short musical programme was put'
on, the numbers being by the local
band with comet selection by Master
Gregson, medal winner at Nanaimo,
and violin selections by Douglas Inglis and Frank Hurford, who took first1
and second places in the ivolin class
at Nanaimo. There was also Scottish
dancing by Misses Sadie Trotter, Margaret Brown and Mary Stewart, these
young ladies giving a very clever performance.
Ou Tuesday evening .Mrs. Prior entertained the weekly bridge club when
three tables were in play. After the
cards refreshments were served and
the winners nt the bridge were an-
nouiieed. Mrs. .1. Devlin winning first
prize. .Mrs. Hudson, second and Mrs.
Parkinson consolation.
Those present Included Mesdames
J. Watson .Devlin. Prior. Gear, Hudson .Davidson. J. J. Potter, Parkinson, Abrams and A. ('. Clarke.
• •    •
Miss Sadie Hrown spent the week
end with her parents.
• *     *
Mr. and Mrs. T. Graham accompanied by Mrs. J. Newton returned from
Victoria on  Friday.
• •    *
Mr. and Mrs. .Mann left Vancouver
on Saturday en route for Scotland.
»     *     •
Mr. and Mrs. J. c. Brown had as
their guest for tlie week end Misses
Edith and Etta Hood
• •   *
Mr, and Mrs. Jim Parlltt of Victoria
Mrs. S. Horwood on the week end.
* •     *
Mr. Wm. Piper ni Nanaimo is visiting with his sister, Mrs. B. W. Bickle.
Miss Helen Parnham who has just!
completed her course at Sprott-Shaw j
returned from Vancouver on Satur-
day to spend iwo weeks with her parents,
Miss Chrissie Sutherland was home
for the week eml.
Mr. ami Mrs. Robert Strachan 'e-!
turned to Iheir home in Vancouver;
on Friday last.
An especially good trow attended
the Saturday night dance al Koyston j
Pllmott's   orchestra   furnishing   the,
Mrs. Harold Piper of Vancouver Is j
ai presenl visiting with Mrs. .Mm Ben-
Miss Beecroft resumed her duties al
the Cumberland Hospital on Saturday
after a two weeks' vacation.
Mr. George Barton of Victoria, »'
one time in the photography business
In Cumberland was a visitor during
the week.
• ■    •
Mrs. Stanley Dingle of aVncouver
is the guest of hor daughter, Mrs.
Moyer, of the Dairy store, Cumberland. I
* »    *
Born to Mr. arid Mrs. \v. Piercy,
of Minto, at the Cumlierland General;
Hospital on Tuesday, June the 4th,
a son,
Mr. E. Cronk. of Port Alberni. was j
a business visitor to Cumberland dur-i
iug the week.
The Talent club of Holy Trinity
Church, a club composed of a number
of young ladies, met at the home of
Mrs. C, Dando Jr. on Wednesday evening aud made final arrangements for
the sale of work and tea lo be held on
Wednesday next. A good deal of work
was also finished nil' ready for the sale
and during the evening. Miss Blanche
Dando' served refreshments to the
members presenl.
*     *     «
Mr. Jack Bickle. son of Mr. John
Bickle, of Ladysmiih and nephew nf
Mr. und Mra. K. W. Bickle, Cumberland, completed his M.D. degree am
received hia cap and gown at the
graduation exercises of McGill University, Montreal, on Wednesday ot
last week.
Twenty-three tallies of whist were
in play at the whist drive given in
the G.W.V.A. hall on Saturday evening under the asiiplces of the Altar
Society of ihe Catholic Church. Mrs.
Parkinson won the ladies' Ilrst prize
and Mrs. Harry Jackson second, while
the gent's prizes were won hy Mrs. j
Tom Brown (suh.) first and Mrs. John;
Scavarda  (sub.)  second.
At the conclusion ofthe whist refreshments were served and a very,
enjoyable dance followed. The Maple
Leaf orchestra furnished the music I
for tlie large crowd of dancers.
On Thursday evening tlie llo-Ho;
dance hall was Hie scene of a very
successful children's fancy dress ball I
held undor the auspices of the W.B.A. i
The children in their dainty little
costumes held 'he lloor from eight
until len after whicli the Guard team
of the W.B.A. pul on the oriental j
drill which they had practised for the;
grand rally in Victoria some weeks |
ago. The children's grand march led i
by Allison Geekie and Gertie Davis
The remainder of the evening wns
devoted to mixed dancing for which
the Maple Leaf orchestra supplied the
During the evening the basket of
candy was raffled. Barbara McNeil i
being the lucky winner.
Ou Tuesday evening the W.B.A. held !
a very enjoyable 500 drive in the Fra- j
teriKil hall.   Nine tables of cards were!
in play, Miss Ellen Hunden winning
ladies' lirst prize and Mrs.  Patterson
second.    The gent's prizes  were won
by Mrs. Conti  (sub.)  lirst and Cyril
Davis second,   Afler the cards dainty
refreshments were served.
Mf. John Gray of No. 1 Flre Hall,
Vancouver, is spending a vacation j
in town with Mr. and Mrs. J. Hill.
The Gedunk club held their last
meeting of the season at the home of
Miss Norma Parnham on Tuesday
evening. During the evening ft waa
decided to hold a picnic at Gartley's
Point nn June 16. Among those present were Betli Horbury, Isobel Herd,
Edna Gear, Lilly Banks, Jessie and
Dena Baird, Gwen Emily and Norma
* *    *
The   ladles   auxiliary   held   their
monthly meeting in the hospial on
Wednesday. Arrangements were made
to hold a garden party at the home
of Mrs. T. Graham on July 3rd.
• •    •
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Richards of Seattle and Mrs. Hoy are spending a few
days in town.
♦ »    *
Mr.   Jack   Gillespie   left   Saturday
morning for Vancouver.
Plebiscite Not
To Be Taken
iContinued from page 1.
hood of 15.000.00 only shown as profits of tha MRht company for the year
where did the remainder go. There
was an awful difference suited Mr.
Cameron. The Major said thai he
could not inform Mr, Cameron, but
that he could read from the official
returns submitted by the company io
the government. In the reading of the
return, the Mayor mentioned an item,
"Sinking Fund" with the amount stated to have been set aside for that item
Mrs .Clinton asked the Mayor if she
understood him to have read from the
company's returns to the government
that a certain amount put down to
a "sinking fund." So far as she. Mrs.
Clinton was aware the company had
no sinking fund. "1 only wish it had."
and 1 think Mr. Mayor that you have
really made a mistake. Ou looking
over the government report again, the
mayor read tbe item as "depreciation." Several others of the audience
spoke including Mr. Dave Little aud
Mr. Frank Partridge and Mrs. Ruth
Richardson asked one or two questions, mostly In relation to patrons
of the electric light system outside
the city limits. Mr. Frank Partridge
thought, the city should go very carefully into the matter before binding
themselves and urged a lit le delay In
the transactions so that more information could be given the ratepayers
as to the aprpoximate cost of operating the light sysem and rates to be
The Mayor informed Mr. Partridge
that with the information they had already received It was possible for the
city to run the electric light system
at a reduction of tweny-tlve per cent
on the light charges and still make
enough profit to take care of the
principal and interest on the money
Kozak cloth is specially woven South Sea Island fibre—absolutely greaseless—chemically treated before and after weaving
with vegetable waxes. Heat treated and seasoned for five weeks,
tt will not lose its strength even if Indefinitely exposed to the atr.
A NEW automobile, splashed and spattered, can be perfectly
cleaned In a few moments. It must lie DRY. Use long, straight
sweeps with Kozak cloth pad and pressure enough to remove
dirt, dust and mud. Then use heavy pressure for any water
stain spots.
Thousands of automobile dealers ke<p new cars and demonstrators elean with Kozak cloths. Many individual owners don't
care to drive dirty cars, but can't take time for washing. A
dollar fifty spent fora Kozak will save §50 in washes.
If you have not previously used it, you will not believe the
statements about Kozak cloth. So, get a package and try Kozak
ON APPROVAL. If for any reason, it is found unsatisfactory
full price of One Dollar Fifty will be promptly refunded.
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
they would have to borrow.
I    The Mayor saidthe plebiscite would
I be taken  on  Monday,  but since the
I meeting it has been discovered that In
compiling the by-law. a slight error
■ crept in. The times of taking the vote
I of tbe ratepayers was stated in the by-
i law to take place between the hours
of nine in the forenoon and seven in
j tlie afternoon instead of between tbo
| hours of eight in the forenoon and
| eight in the afternoon. Consequently
! the plebliscito cannot he tsken on
j Monday as the by-law must be pub-
' lished correctly in two issues of the
I local paper. Due notice will be given
I in these columns of the date of the
! polls.
|  .       Weddings
Constable - Cessford
I A wedding of local interest was solemnized on Wednesday of this week
i at two o'clock in Victoria when the
: Rev. James Hood joined together in
holy matrimony Margaret (Peggy)
i second daughter of Mrs. R. Cessford
j of this city, and Mr. Arthur Constable
I of Camp 3. Miss Mary Sutton acted
1 as bridesmaid and Mr. Rideout supported the groom. The happy couple
j left immediately for a honeymoon trip
; of the sound cities and upon their re-
| turn will make their home in Courtenay.
To Revive
Cricket In Canada
(Saraa Canadian-Observer).
Sir Montague Allan hay presented
a cup for cricket wblch It Is intended
shall be as keenly contested as tho
Allan Cup that is emblematic of the
amateur hockey championship of Canada. The idea in the mind of the donor is to encourage the game of cricket on the school playgrounds of the
country. Nineteen years Is the age
limit for teams competing for the
trophy. Sir Montague, it is hoped,
will achieve the results he seeks.
Cricket is a line, manly game in which
there is no place for conduct that is
unsportsmanlike or ungentlemanly. It
has traditions that no other game in
the world possesses and the lad who
has been reared to cricket never forgets Its lessons.
Miss Phyllis Burroughs has returned to her duties at the Cumberland
General Hospital after having a month
sick leave.
FOR QUICK NALK-One pair Chinchilla Rabbits, $r>.00, five young ones
8 weeks old, $1.00 eacch; one Belgian giant buck, 2 years old, $1.50;
one pair of black Siberians, 2 years
old, $4.50. Apply Matt Brown's
Grocery. Cumberland. tf
General Contractor and
Builder ol' Cumberland's Premier Garage
Plans and Estimates submitted for all classes
oi* Buildings—no Job too large, none too small
Phone 210, Courtenay. B.C.
Haulage Contractor
undertook all the hauling for this up-to-date building.
| DELIEVING IN the future of Cumberland
| Mr. Lloyd Geidt, of the Cumberland Motor
j Works has had a most up-to-date Garage
j and Service Station erected on the site of the old
I Cumberland Motor Works, the oldest established
j Garage in the district.   The new Garage has a
j frontage of 90 feet on Dunsmuir Avenue, is of
j stucco finish and a great credit to the builder
j Mr. John Thomson, of Courtenay.
We are Sole Agents.
Central Builders' Supply |
Courtenay j
supplied material jj
for this building j
Try us for all sorts of building material.
Phone 17 Courtenay
C. H. Tarbell & Son
Premier Hardware Merchants
Royston Lumber Co.
supplied all lumber for Cumberland's
Premier Garage.
Phone 1")9
Cumberland Motor
invite yo uto call and see them at their
New Building
which has been the slogan in the past
will still continue to be the firm's
chief aim.
Service Repairs
Phone 77   GUARANTEED   Phone 77
Imperial Oil Company's
Products only
sold at the
Cumberland Motor
JOE IDIENS, Agent, Royston, B.C.
have something
_   _   _   _  25   CYCLE    —   —   —   -
John Thomson, Builder and Contractor, Courtenay
CUMBERLAND MOTOR WORKS-   -   -   -   -   Cumberland's Premier Garage and Service Station


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