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"Beau Geste"
'''Ptaty . with wblcb Is co
this week-end
at the Ilo-Ilo
Willi which Is 1'iiiiMillilaii'il tlie Cumberland .Wns.
High Praise
For Fair From
Premier Tolmie
Hall Exhibits Good But Stock
Entries Lighter Than
Last Year's
The efforts that have been put forth
by the various committees in charge!
of the Comox Fall Fair in an endeavor to make it the "biTgest and best"
yet were amply regarded by the Interest taken by exhibitors and patrons
with the result that taken all in all
the 1928 Fall Fair held here on Wednesday was a distinct improvement on
former fairs. On Tuesday, tlie weather looked anything * but promising
but Wednesday morning broke fair
and although rain threatened tt kept
off well and despite ihe fact that the
air was somewhat on the cool side,
large crowds were on the grounds all
This year a special effort was made
to provide entertainment on the
grounds and some very interesting
events were run off ln the horse races
and, of course, "Buzzing Bessie" and
f'Wniz Bang." the two tricky mustangs, provided excitement. The
Stottish dancing, too, has become a
feature of Courtenay's Fair and while
not coming up to the magnltudu of
last year's, owing to the fart that competition was limited to loc;\l talent, it
was a good drawing card.
The stock entries were, perhaps, a
little light-, but the thre? new buildings were all filled and it would appear further accommodation would
have to be provided another year.
The hall exhibits were exceptionally
good. Special mention must be made
of the display from Hornby Island.
Fruit and vegetables of all kinds Were
here in their perfection. Truly. Hornby Island must be a very fertile spot,
In adition to the garden stuff, wool
and woollen goods were displayed and
a Hornby lady was seated at her spinning wheel spinning yarn.
To add to the attritions of the Fair.
under the supervision of w. J. Hagar-
ty, Housle-Houste, Wheel of Fortune
and other games were provided and
well patronized, and various tradesmen had also provided displays on the
grounds. The Boys' Band enlivened
the dny with music, showing much
progress since lust Fair Day. For the
inner man, the Ladies' Auxiliary provided "Hot Dogs" and other refreshments.
Within a few minutes after 1:15, the
scheduled time, tlie Hon. S. F. Tolmie,
Premier of B. C. accompanied by the
president, Mr. W. A. B. Paul and preceded by Piper Stewart, marched to
the platform where he was introduced
by thc president.
Mr. Tolmie said that it afforded
hlin great measure to be present, for
if there was one thing in the world in
which he wns interested lt was an
agricultural exhibition. He had looked over the ground and was pleased
to lenrn that amalgamation had been
effected between the society und the
city and they now had a ground that
would be ample for agricultural show
purposes for many years to come; it
was a very excellent move, indeed. He
was glad to see Mr, Alex. Urquhart
on the platform with him. Mr. Urquhart, he said, was one of the pioneer farmers of British Columbia and
was making money out o: tlio butter
business 50 yenrs ago; lie was a man
British Columbia should be proud of.
a man who had made good in B.C.. indicating what oue was able tc do when
he had intelligence and was willing
to work.
The premier said he hud seen the
horses in the horse building, some very
excellent specimns, particularly the
young stock. The cattle, too, as represented by the Jerseys were very
good as were also the polled Angus,
which were famous for the quality ot
beef produced: also, the steer, a cross
between Jersey and Angus, was a revelation.
With reference to the pigs shown
by the Pig Club, the premier commented favorably on their quality and
the number shown. Thc value of
training the young people along these
lines, he said, could hardly be estimated where we had difficulty tn keeping the young people on tho farms.
The Premier said he was very much
Impressed with the splendid exhibits
in the Hall and sepcially mentioned
the decorated tables which showed a
great deal of taste and skill. The vegetables, too, were excellent, as was also the fruit; he did not know of any
fair that he had been at this year
where there were better specimns.
In the domestic sclnce classes, the
speaker said that thes would be a credit to nny exhibition. The cooking
particularly tempted him as he had
not had his lunch and never ate
breakfast. In the needlework he saw
some excellent exhibits, prepared with
a great deal of care and in speaking
of this he snid if he mnde a mistake
they should remember he was a horseman, not a lady's man,
Speaking generally, the premier said
the prospects for agriculture in B. C.
for the future were good. The departments had been working toward greater production of crops, better seed and
so forth, but he .nought they hud not
stressed sufficiently the marketing or
distributing end and the problem wu
now io find, a market for the greater
production and the government should
co-operate with the farmers along this
He had great faith in B. C. which
was larger than Washington, Oregon
and California combined and with
about one-tenth of their population.
He looked forward to the future with
a great deal of confidence and as premier of the province he proposed to
do everything possible for the development of her agriculture nnd natural
resources, From the moment election
day was over he hoped to treat all
alike, whether Conservative or Liberal
or Holy Roller.
In declaring the show formally opened, the Premier extended to the Agricultural Association his best wishes
for the future.
A complete list of the prize winners
at the Fair follows:
Mr. "Barney" ■ Burns, of Victoria,
waa a visitor to Cumberland during
the week.
Men Of Legion Hold   j
Second Annual Picnic ]
Successful Gathering At  Kitty i
The members of the Courtenay j
branch of the Canadian Legion held
a very successful picnic at Kitty Cole-
man on Sunday last, upwards of one'
hundred ex-service men and their j
families attending, Rev, G. L. Bour-!
dillon attended and bold a very good j
service before the lunch hour, hymns,
befitting the occasion were sung, -Mrs.
Carey and .Miss A. Forrest accom-1
pany ing,
After lunch various sports wore
Indulged iu. one of the features being
a cricket game between the ladles I
and gentlemen, the men playing left
liauded nnd bowling underhand. The;
picnic was most successful the ar-1
rangements made by the committee
"ii charge being well thought out.
Coal Mines Merger On Island Hailed As
e For Restoration Of Coal Trade
Partner Whist
A large crowd turned out Thursday
evening for the whist drive held by i
ihe Women's Benefit association when ;
'partner whist" was played for the j
Ilrst time in Cumberland. Some close
scores resulted and judging by the ■
interest displayed ibis form of play
will be immensely popular here. The i
ladies of the order served refresh-!
ments in their usual hospitable man-!
ner and a fine evening was enjoyed
by all. Winners were: first Mr. and
Airs. W. Monorlef; Snd Mrs. Saunders I
and Master Alden Francescini,
linker • (iulhuzl
A pretty wedding was solemnized
tm Saturday nfternoon last, In tbe
Holy Trinity Church, Cumberland,
when Lena Antoinette, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galllazzi, became
;he bride of Mr. Thomas Baker, sun
of Mr. iiiid Mrs. T. Baker. The cere-;
uiony was performed by Rev. E. 0.
Given  In marriage by her father,
the   bride   wore  a   white   georgette
gown fashioned in bouffant style, tlie
waist bein outlined in beaded design.
Her embroidered veil of net was held \
in place with a bandeau of orange I
blossoms, white she carried n shower
bouquet of Ophelia roses and maidenhair fern.   Mrs, R. Baiter, as matron j
;)f honor wore a gown of forget-me- j
not blue georgette combined wltb chif-!
foil velvet having a simple bodice and ,
long sleeved.    Miss Lena Merletti at- i
tended  the  bride  as  bridesmaid  and i
wore a  mauve crepe-de-chene gown
with   sleeveless   bodice   and   pleated
skirt,    Both   attendants  carried   boil- j
quels of white asters.   Tho two small '
nieces of the groom. Bernlce and Alberta  Baker,  acted  as  flower  girls.
They looked sweetly pretty in their j
frilly frocks of pink and  white blue ,
organdie  and   carried   asters   In  the j
pastel similes.
Mr.  Robert   Baker,  brother  of  tli"
groom,  acted as  the  best   mau.
After a reception held at the home
Of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Baker left on a honeymoon trip io|
Victoria. Seattle and Tacoma. Tib?,
bride travelled in a dress of alice j
blue georgette and cut velvet, with a !
brown plush coat nnd hat to matcli j
On their return Mr. and Mrs. Baker [
will make tlieir home at  Fanny Bay,
Industry   Fallen on  Evil  Days
Through Variety of Causes
Population   of   Over   2(i,00(J   Is
Supported   by   Coal   Mines
Hy E. A. 1IAGGK>
Editor .Mining ami Engineering Iteeord
The consolidation of Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd, with tbe
Western Fuel Corporation of Canada
Ltd, brings into realization the dream
of the lute Hon. James Dunsmuir of
an amalgamation of ihe Important
coal operations ot Vancouver Island
-with the exception that it was his
ambition to head and control thai operation.
He saw lu such a scheme the only
salvation for the coal industry of
Vancouver island, und n0 man had
;i better knowledge of the dilliculties under which ii labored. The
Incident suggests a fitting occasion
for a review of tiie coal situation in
British Columbia, for we are apt to
loose sight of the importance of coal
mining al a time when metal mining
has become the dominant factor !n
the mineral industry.
lt is well to remember that this Industry was originally founded ou coal
and that the value of the coal production exceeds $300,000,000, a figure
representing 34.694 of the total mineral   production   of  the   province   to
auses such i
i labour t
roubles, dis
rganizatlon <
i  markets
aud   cumpe
Ulon ol  fuel
Ulster) m' the lnUustrj
Anyone who bas walked along the
sandy beach, north of Port McNeill,
on the Northeast coast of Vancouver
island, has noticed the outcrops of
coal, and the blocks of it lorn by the
tvaves trom tb seam showing at the
mouth of Squash Itiver. li waa here
that the coal Industry of British Columbia was horn. The Hudson Ba)
Company brought eoal miners from
Scotland to open the mine at S.i-
quash, so named from the Indian expression which means "the nick that
burns." This mme was operated between is;t:> and 1863, during which
time it produced 10,000 tons of coal,
most of whicli was used as fuel on
ihe steamship Beaver. The surplus
.ibout 2,000 tons, was shipped t0 Sau
Francisco where it .vas sold for $28
a ton. If operators today could get a
price anything like that, it would no;
be necessary to tell of the troubles of
the industry.
In 1852 coal wns discovered al Nanaimo. That being a more central
point as a trading centre for the Hudson's Bay Company, the Suquash
mine was shut down and the miners
transferred to the new discovery. Hero
what is known as No. 1 mine was opened and is operating to ihis day.
being the oldest operating mine in
Camilla. Us nearest rival for the
honor is the Princess Pit at Si.liu..
mines, Nova Scotia, opened in LS67.
The Hudson'-; Bay Company operated
the mine till IS61, when it was turned
in in Russia. In 1871 the Wellington
seam was discovered by Robert Dunsmuir, who became the principal eoal
aud railway operator on Vancouver
Island, nnd, with his sons, Alexander
and James, also opened the Cumberland mines in 1876.
In 1898 the Crows Nest Pass coal
field which had been discovered a fow
years earlier by Win. Fernie, was opened by Toronto capital, beaded by
Senators Cox and Jaffray, Shortly
afterwards the Hosmer mine was opened bj tbe Canadian Pacific Railway
Co., winch had acquired the northern
portion of the field as pan consideration for the construction of ihe Crows
Nesl Pass line of railway. The Nicola field wns opened by the Middles-
boro Colliery Co. ot' Vancouver In
1907; ibe Corbln mine in the Crows
Nesi Pass hy D. 0. Cnrhin, tbe American railway magnate, iu 1008; the
Princeton field b. the Princeton Coal
and Land Co. of Loudon, Eng., In
190D ;and the Coalmont field, on the
Tulameen River,
dlcnte in  L912.
The coal industry of the province
reached the peak of its development
and prosperity in 1910, when production was 2,800,046 tons with n supplementary eoke production of 21 s,1129
tons. Of ihe coal Vancouver Island
mines produced  1,184,016 tons.
Mr. Thomas Graham ; Disease Takes
Presents Canadian I        t u ne 1 -t
r ... . ...„ J J      Toll Of Life
llr. danism Bates, of Toronto Speak-i
of Value of Vaccination
in Smallpox
Al 3:45 this afternoon al the
Cumberland High School, In the
presence ol* thu pupils and teachers
of the high BChool anil the trustees,
Mr Thomas Oraham will present' "Prevuiuilsie disease Is taking se-
Isllss Marjorie Drown with the Can-1 rtous t0" of ll(e '" this country still,
adlan   Collieries  gold  medal. . | ■'"I*' the efforts  which are being
This medal Is offered every year |lake" l0 meet the Problem," Dr. Gor-
t" the student making the highest —™ lia"!s* Toron">, told an audience
average In the matriculation exam'ln- *' M8morW Hall, Victoria, recently.
I en I Itesottrces nt* Uritish Columbia
The coal reserves of British Columbia have been placed by the tleo-
loglcal Survey at over 100,000,000,-
000 tons. Of tills amount Vancouver
Island   is   credited   with   2,547,000,000
ions.   Recent investigations hnve cast| such good results possible.
Miss   Annie   Mann.   Mis,
In his second lecture hs.e on preventive disease. Dr. Thomas Miller
Presided, and Dr. II. B. Young, provincial secretary of health, in thanking Dr. Dates for his address, endorsed the arguments favoring vaccination as a means of immunizing the
public against smallpox, diptheria,
[and oilier communicable diseases,
"Preventive measures are taken for
: your good, lo prevent smallpox, dip-
; Iheria and typhoid. We doctors havo
; nothing to gain by conducting this
| campaign; surely men high In the
medical profession who are conduct-
, Ing this work, often at tho risk of
llieir lives, may be trusted to be doing
; It with no other interest at heart hul
! the benefll of humanity." urged Dr.
[Young, referring to the propaganda
average of 04.0, Tills speaks well for j ot "" ""tl-vacclnatlonlsts touched
Ihe work of the two teachers. Mr. I ""°" hy Dr' Dates in his address.
Shenstone and Miss Partridge who' '" "l0 nr>" P«rt or his address, Dr.
with their energy and leaching made | Bn,es described the theory of Immunity and what was meant hy thc
term "active* nnd "passive" Immunity, "acquired" immunity "natural"
immunity, etc.   Ile also described the
atlons. Only those having an average of 7u per cent, or more may
qualify . Three studends made he
average ibis year namely, Miss Marjorie Drown. Miss Annie Maun and
Mr. Tatsunil Iwasa. their percentages
being 70.S. 7ii.I and 70.3 respectively
Miss Brown's percentage (76.8) Is one
of ihe highest ever made ill tlle Cumberland High School, ller marks In
the respective subjects are as follows
by a Winnipeg syu-1 English Composition 71. English Literature 76, History 82, Algebra 70,
Geometry 70. Chemistry SI. Latin
Authors    72.    Latin    Composition    77,
French  Translation  82, and  French
Grammar 82.
The provincial average for the province this year was S8.2 and the
Cumberland   High   School   made  an
Drown. Miss Mary Little, Mr. Jack
Horbury. Mr. Tatsutnl Iwasa, Mr.
Archie Dick and Mr. Victor Marinelli
will attend the University of Drltlsii
Columbia during the winter and 'I
i- hoped that they will continue their
High  School  there
preparation of antitoxin, toxoid ami
The cost of sickness was a tremendous burden  to Canada.    Every day
good work  in  now surroundings nnd ! 'n  tl'e year 180,000 people were dls-
mnke   a   name   for   the  Cumberland | *il)leii by illness In the Dominion. The
cost or preventlhle tlisease annually
amounted to between three and live
million  dollars.    As  opposed  to this
tiie total expenditure from all sources
Dominion,   provincial   and   municipal
TAG  DAY SHOKTLY | "'"* "nly toree aml llal( (,r tour mll-
  ; Hon" dollars.   Health should be look-
\ Little  Business at   Meeting nf I >*d upon as or equal or greater 1m-
City   Fathers i Portance than any political conslder-
  I at ions.   It was up to the public, how-
Al  Ihe regular meeting or the City 1 ever to make tbe Governments Inter-
Council held in the Council Chamber, i ested.     Governments   usually   acted
on Monday evening last, the Ladles'   when they realized the public wanted
Auxiliary   ot' the Cumberland Qeneral I anything very  much.
Hospital  wns granted permission to j    Dr.   Bates
holt! a tag day in the near future.     I length
Tlle other business before the council did not occupy the city fathers for
a  very  lung period  after the tenders
were opened for the renovation of tlle
| Interior ot the city  hall.    The suc-
J cessful  tender  wns   Mr.  William  Mc-
j Lallan, Jr., and the work will he pro-
] reeded   with   immediately.
Reports of the various committee,
were   received.   AM.   Henderson   for
[ the bonrd  of  works  said  the  grass
on the boulevard  had  heen  cut and
! several  catch   basins   repaired.    Aid.
Mumford   ami   Henderson   requested
: permission   to   Introduce   a snle  of
i lands   authorization    by-law,   which
s  passed  after  receiving tlle  Ilrst,
! second  and   third   readings.
Enjoyable Surprise
The ladles nf tiie Hums' elub held ,i
most enjoyable surprise party at tlio
home of .Ms. It. K. Walker, on Wednesday  evening.
The evening was spent in cards
uud dancing. The prize winners tor
whist being Mrs. Goodali. lirst. Mrs.
Brown consolation, and Mrs. Jimies
special. Those present were: .Mrs.
Johnston, Mrs. It. T. Hrown, Mrs.
Westfield, Mrs. R. •<■ Walker. Mrs.
Ciooi!iill, Mrs. Keenan, Mrs. A. Williams, Mrs. James. Mrs. Slaughter
and Mrs. Derbyshire.
date . More thau tbat, the coal mines
huve paid In dividends about $80,000,-
uoo. or 1094 on the value of production. They employ 5,626 men and
support a population over 26,000.
They have distributed something like
$200,000,000 among tbe workers of
the province In wages, und supply one
of the most important essentials in 'i
climate like ours—the fuel necessary
for much of the industrial power und
for tlie comfort or the people in heating their homes and public buildings.
The coal Industry of the province
was born on Vancouver Island, the
mines of whicli at one time commanded the fuel supply of the entire Pacific Coast from Alaska to South America.
Since then  the industry has fallen
over to
a new company organized lu (doubt on this estimate, so far as Van*
Eng., known as the Vancotl- couver  Island  Is concerned,  because
■r Coal Mining & Land Co.
The new coal discovery was at Cow-
gltz, Queen Charlotte Islands, when*
a high-grade anthracite was reported.
This was taken up by a Scottish company, and a greal deal of money expended in development and equipraonl
It turned out however, thai this coil
would not burn, and though several
later attempts were unsuccessfully
made to work the deposit it wm not
till the meeting hem of the Internationa Qeooglcal Congress in 10181
lhat the cause of the trouble was understood. Then a Russian geologist
characterized the deposll as "schun-
glte," a coal raetamporphosed to .1
grnphltlc condition by vulcanism, cor-
luis been found that tlie deposit
there are unusually Irregular, being
pockelty and lenticular in the Nanaimo Held, whereas in Cumlierland
Held the eoal has been laid down in
irregular beds, much broken [leaks ot
eruptive rock from vucanfsm of Jurassic timo. These conditions reduce
Immensely the area of what has been
Al the last meeting of the Cunihe--
1 land board uf School Trustees a deputation from tbe Courtenay board In I
[the   persons   of   Messrs.   Kerton   audi
on evil days from a combination of  responding  witli  conditions   common
supposed to be ec
coal deposits.   Tli
of coal   very   expensive,   neeessiuting
exceptional care and engineering skill
to conduct the operation 10 the best
advantage. Even then the cost of
producing coal nu Vancouver Island
is and  must always lie, abnormally   ,,
(continued  on  page  three)
Seven Willows Cost 'Premature
Hunter SI75 and Costs
In the Provincial Police Court on
Monday, W. Cessford pleaded guilty
>o shooting seven willow grouse during
closed season and was fined $25.00 per
bird, in all $175,00 and costs. H,
Grieve also pleaded guilty to having
~amc tn his possession and was fined
$10.00 and costs. The case wns the
result of complaints having been received at the police office that considerable shooting was going on along
ihe Tsolum River near Headquarters.
Constable Fenton went up and caught
the two occused coming across the
The annual general meettiij   ol :;,*
Nanaimo lo Visit Cumberland I r,»1""'"-""1 branch of the John
Ambulance Association held In tho
First Aid Hall at tho week end was
very well attended. Chief business
wus tho report af the seen I iry for
the year Ju it concluded and 1 ie olei ■
'inn of officers for the ensuing term.
Lieut.-Col. Charles W VllllerleH wou
the unanimous choice for linn. Prest-
If Weather is Suitable
Provided the weather man behave*
himself, a cricket game will be played
on the "Y" on Sunday, commencing al
10:80 u.m. when the strong Xanainio
eleven will engage the locals in a
return game. On the occasion of the
lasl game played between these teams
at Nanaimo, the home team was successful by the narrow margin of
three runs, so that, the game this Sunday is expected to he a close one. Nanaimo will probably he assisted by
Mr. Ecoles, the fust bowler from Vancouver. Owing to many of tiie Cumberland team working on Sunday and
injury to the wicket keeper, II. Haa*
sell, the actual team to play will nit
be chosen until Saturday niglit. The
Sunday game als{, precludes one or
two others of the team so that the
selection committee have a very
difficult task ahead of tbem. The
following players have heen named,
but as noted, the actual team will uot
he  chosen  until  Saturday  night:   J.
Willi   '
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will be
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easurer, 11.
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I.. Brown fcapi i. S. Qough, ,1   Ver
on-Jones, .1. Quinn, .1. Ledlns
Dando,  .1.   Vaughan.   ll.   Qoodall,
Stewart, W, limns. II. Hassell, A
Taylor, J. Idlens, d  Brown.
iiiniriilly workable Inglis were present (or the purpose
nnke the milling  „r asking tho Cumberland board for
their support  nf a resolution whicli
it is proposod lo put boforo the convention  of the  trustees'  association
Vernon on September 24th when
i, T.  E,  Hanks,  the chairman
Cumberland board Is expected in
bo present   The resolution deals with
a   proposal   thm   outside   municipal
areas  bs  assessed  to  cover  tlle  cost
of ics for children  attending high
hool   iii   tbe   municipality.    Afler
inn "> ihe delegation from Courtenay the members of the toal hoard
expressed their sympathy and promised the support or their representative ui the convention.
There was very  utile otber buslneas but several applications fur tun
position  of  BUbstliute   teacher   wero
in the table and will be
dealt at considerable
with smallpox ami diptheria
In order to have any understanding
of what a scourge the former could
lie and how effective medical means
of control hns proved it was necessary
he points out t0 recall the terror with
which the disease was regarded lu
mediaeval limes. This, however, waa
one of the points on which health officers were frequently criticized by
those opposed to vacclnallcln. Tlie
discovery of vaccination an its subsequent application lu Canada Hie lecturer held to lie entirely responsible
for the elimination of repetitions of
appalling outbreaks prevlousyl periodically reported frnm among ihe Indians.
Dr. Bates also recalled the opposition iii vaccination in Quebec province In the 'seventies, culminating
| in riots. It had required ten years
I ami an annually Increasing loll of
I lives to prove to the people that they
I must take aome radical measures to
I suppress tho disease, Tlie ci/ldemic
In ISS.i, during which 3,10(1 people
died, was a costly lesson, but afler
that there was no serious objection
io vaccination. Quebec formerly a
hotbed of smallpox, is now ono of
llie safest sections on tbe continent In
litis  respect.
t\ mvoting of the Burns' Club was
hold uu Sunday ovening for the nur-
[luai ol planning the winter's work.
It was decided that the Urm whiat
'hit" ol the Benson Im- held on Saturday. September '12, Last yenr the
Cronies' drives and dunces proved to  ordered laid
bi \< j popular so members of the
rial, nre anticipating a large crowd
it -In' Ilrst drive of the season. The
The Cronies also decided io hold n
series of concerts during the winter.
The Scots' talent waa deeply appreciated hy those who attended the concerts In ill'1 past and it is expected
thai everyone wil] turn out in full
Uin-f when thev hold another.
discussed ai tbe next meeting
Ir!Meeting Of U.C.
Ladles' Aid
The Ladles' Aid ot the rnlted
Church held hs first meeting ol the
season at the home of Mrs. A. McKinnon fin Tuesday evening with lb:1
president, Mrs. MacNaughton, in the
Tile winter's work was decided Upon and will commence with n salo of
home cooking on Saturday. Hcplem-
ber -'li in Ihe corner store. A silver
les will he hehi at Mrs, McKlnnon's
Imme in tlie latter part of October.
A number of Cumberland
fr'lrsl of the Sen>.*im
Tiie Cumberland branch of the Canadian Legion wilt open ihe season on
whist drive und dance In the Memorial Hall. Whist S to to. Dance Hi
to 1^. Refreshment,,. Cent, whist
and dam*'*. 50c, ladies whist nnd
dnnce, BOc, Admission to whist only,
■■   i.: ti     Dance  nnly.  gents.,  BOc,
.limmy    Walker's    Maple    Leafs   supplying the  music.    SAT.  Sepi.  16th.
Mr.  .lames  Haird. sr.. a   resident  of
j Cumlierland for n great many years
ounger  died  a,   his   r0aldence  in   the early
.et held » most enjoyable corn party | ,murs   t,,,H   nmrnhlK     Til(.  deceased
at the home of Miss Owen Emily on j (lli(, beel) hl ,„ ]l(,aI|h f(lt. ,( (.onsUi.
rable   lime  and   bis  demise  did  not
Wednesday evening, September n
Im\{* in the evening a bountiful corn
supper was served by Miss Isabella
Herd and Miss Owen Kmily. A novel
attraction being the corn eating contest held hy tho boys. Mr. Hill Bennie was an easy winner.
Those present were: Miss Jessie
Baird.   Miss   Gertrude  Carter,  Miss
Kathleen   I'ien y,   Miss   Isabella Herd, i um
Miss  Dena  BaJrd,   Miss  Groin  Kay.   nie,
come as a surprise to bis immediate
relatives nnd friends. At the time
of going to press uo arrangements
hud  been made for tlie funeral.
Mr.  Kinelyn  Treliearn.  Mr. Ben Horbury, Mr. Bill Bennie, Mr. Dave Lnclc-
liart. Mr. Oeorge Brown, Mr. Jim Hen-
Mr.  Eddie Treliearn.  Mr. Ernie
j Miss Owen Emily, Miss Sadie Hrown.   MacDnnald  nnd   Mr.   Archie  Pick PACE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
THE PERSISTENT agitation against the entry of the
British Harvesters into Canada is hardly in line w th
Canadian ideas of fair play. There is no doubt thai
theae newcomers ure required In the fields thia season
and with a reasonable break of the weather they .should
all be able to make a little money while hen.'. In all
probability many of them will stay ami become usolul
Canadian citizens. Suggestions have been made that
there ahould be a quota law and that ouly a certain
number of immigrants, British or otherwise, should Lie
allowed to enter Canada, If such a law had been In elEeo.t,
If there had existed in Canada In the last twenty-live years
the feeling of opposition to Immigration found lu many
quarters today and of the type expressed at the meeting
of the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council on Tuesday
some of ilie men who were malting the Bpeechi -- would
have been barred from Canada, it Is hardly a fair stand
no matter bow sincere their motives, to take against their
former fellow-countrymeu in Europe,
—Manitoba Free Press
I the social and economic life of the country, and that the
directors are outstanding Canadians who are playing de-
: cisive parts in the building up of this Dominion. It should
I not be forgotten thnt the Canadian I'aciiic Hallway Com-
i I any, as a puhlic utility, is one of the agencies established
i hy Parliament for the unification of Canada. Hence,
those who control its destinies also very largely control
| the destinies of Die country, and therefore must he regard-
I ed as pubic men with public responsibilities. As far as
j Vancouver Island is concerned, we muy hope tlmt the
visit nf President Heatty and liis associates will resu'.t
I in a still further expansion of the company's interest here
J to tlie advantage of company and public alike.
—Victoria  Daily Times
VISITS of the President and directors of t
Pacific Railway Company always may
as events of unusual Importance, The greal organ-
ization they direct lias vast interests -m ihis Island. It
controls railroads, millions of acre-, of land, hotels, and
'a large number of steamships of which Victoria is tlie
headquarters, as well as a magnificent trans-Pacific fleet
which calls iiere; and it may he taken for granted that
these periodical trips of Inspection ar-' designed for tl:"
purpose of obtaining information  which  will  lead  io  th"
SN STOCKHOLM Is a puhlic statue of two fierce gladiators armed with knives antl engaged in grim combat.
About  the two bodies a  with-  leather  belt is  tightly
drawn, holding them together until the stronger mau has
j won his bloody victory.
This statue is illusinitlve of the normal struggle between the noble and ihe base in tbe human soul. The
light is Inescapable.   There is no backing away, no salva-
| lion through surrender or a plea for mercy.    The trial
ni" strength must proceed until death or exhaustion In-
I leivenes.
llnw better can one illustrate the situation that faces
the   Canadian   people   as   regards   tlieir   forest   resources
and tiie ceaseless assault of Fire!   The gladiator of Forest
Wealth chained to his giant adversary.  Fire, struggling J
for supremacy  with might ami main, and no retreat for j
either until tlie final blow  is siruek.    And yet such ls |
precisely the condition that now exists.   For three years j
we have been lulled Into security by tlie presence of moist I
weather.    Fires have been  robbed of their great ally—
drought.    Preventive organizations have, it Is true,  improved  incredibly and  are  meeting  the  incipient   contlti- i
gratlon   wilh   disciplined   forces   and   better   equipment.
Hut the great normal factor In forest fire outbreaks—dry ]
weather—has been procldentially missing since HI23. tak-'
ing Canada  as  a   whole.    Evil  weather conditions  will |
enme upon us again, and then through newspaper head- j
lines and  the   pathetic   news   of   blackened   settlements i
we will realize once more, as we did in 1016 and lft-H, that!
Personal Mention
Lieut. Col. Charles \V. Villiers.
general manager of the Canadian
Collieries (D.) Limited left for Victoria   on   Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Towson, of
Harrishurg   Peiiusylvannla   are   here
uojuilO 'A\ aS-ioao JIV oi Usja tf uo
American Consul. Mr. Towson Is on
the stall' of the general superintendent's office of tiie Pennsylvania Railroad and a brother-in-law of Mr.
G. W. Clinton. After an absence of
forty years tbey both meet again.
Special Dance next Saturday. September 16th at the Imperial Pavilion
Royston, The Canaray Club six-
piece orchestra and good time assured for all.
John T. MacDonald. grand master
I.O.O.P.. of Vancouver, arrived today
on an official visit to Union Lodge.
No.   11.
The world at large, would'nt miss my
If the back caved in today;
They'd find a man who could fill my
As my body rolled away.
I'm not afraid of the Sudden Call.
!    But the ones I'm thinking of
j "When   the  rock  is  loose   upon  the
hanging wall,
'    Are the wife and kids I love.
j It's Ssfety First for the likes of me,
|    Who have lost our faith in Fate—
I It's not of Death that I think, you see,
But the wife and kids who wait.
—H.G. MacDonald.
Always ^tMctbleiM^^^y alt Qrpcers
Union Ban
On Tuesday evening a very enjoyable dance was held In the School Hall
by the Girls' Sewing Club. During tht
evening Miss Marq Little, who is leaving for Vancouver, was presented with
Improvement  ot this  big Bystem.    Beyond  nil  iliis  lie?  the red giant   Is again on the pedestal, fully armed and of
tlio fait that Hie Canadian Pacific Railway Company is' prodigious strength, belted to the body of Industry. |
an institution  whose activities  alien  every  stratum of --Forest and Outdoors. I
■ :
Hoard of Trade Protests Action]
of Railway Company
He had ulso had it talk with Mr, Allan
Brooks, nn authority along this line,
whose opinion it was that the best
flsh for these lakes was the Eastern
Brook Trout which were superior to
any flsh hcrei very sporty, and would
do better than any other fish, It had
also been suggested that a hatchery
be provided in this district to supply
I thi? lakes which were being depleted
jof fish.
The regular monhly meeting of the! Mr, Douglas reported that certain
Courtenay-Comox Board of Trade was I owners alonK the Brown's River road
. ,. ^ , . , ,,-,.., objected to its* being used by the pub-
held on Tue-Sday night, at which there | ,    , , ,       l\ .
he und luul threatened to close it to
was a good attendance, the president, traffic and mQved that Ul0 Board take
Mr. P. L. Anderton. in the chair. steps to have the road gazetted. There
For the Publicity Committee. Mr. were four reasons for this: First, the:
Wm. Douglas reported that consider-1 »*0^ rP™cd "P » Krcat area for hunt-
able publicity was being obtained ers; Second, it made certain beautiful
through the exhibiting in Victoria and SI^'S accesible; Third, the road could;
other places of about 100 lantern!1* llHcd for nre fighting purposes, and.
slides from photographs taken at the Fourth, the road was the only way to
summer camp and also three reels of]11^ in'akc al the llcad oI tne Cour-
film by Mr. C. L. Harrison. Mr. Doug- U'11;1V water linc-
las said some of these pictures and] The motion was seconded by Mr. E.
slides would also be shown In Cour- ] L. Mncdonald and adopted,
tenay. Another matter Mr. Douglas brought
The report of thc Entertainment to the attention of the board was the
Committee with reference to the en | condition of the road from the Lake
tcrtainment of the sailors showed the Trail to the E & N. warehouse and
nett expense to be $91.50, to be borne j the landing at the warehouse, and
equally between the City Council and sponsored a motion to the effect that
Mr. E. L. Macdonald drew the atten-
tloA of the board to the fact that Cour- ]
tenay would shortly be on a branch
line of the E. & N. Railway andj
thought a resolution protesting against;
tiiis should be sent to the company in
an cfTort to have Courtenay re-estab-
lished as the terminus of the railway. I
The   president   suggested   that   thej
neirV Superintendent be asked to cornel
up and a motion was passed to the ef- ]
feet that  the secretary write to thej
superintendent     stating    the    board
vouid  like to meet him at his consilience.     Tlie    president   appointed
Mayor McKenzie, Aid. Pc"..,c and Mr.
J. N. McLeod es a committee to prepare and lay the city's case before the
ilie Board of Trade,
Tlie secretary reported that he had
received word from the Cowichan
Fish Hatchery that they had no flsh
left so that the question oi stock in!-
the lakes on the Forbidden Plateau
had to be left over to 'another year.
the Company be asked to fix up the
road and tlie landing.
Two new members were admitted
to the board, viz: Mr. D, R. MacDonald, nominated by Mr. Douglas, and
Mr. Charles Wing, of Royston, nom-
inated by Mr. C. S, Wood.
Union Hotel
Cumherlaiid, D. C.
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
It. YATES. Proprietor
Phone i's Phone 15
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention,    Furniture and Piano
Storage it desired.
I Lommurcial
; llfii.l.iiiuril.T-
Kcasonable ■
"hones 1 and Gl
Cumberland, B. G.
npjfi ' iv cANA
JfeSr~\- ---
To September 30th
ll'iKiiis Sti'ani Heated
W. MF.nillKlELI), l'rop.
iP.P. Harrison, M.L.A.';
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay           Phone 258
Local Ollke
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone  115R or 24
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Men's Klinki Drill Pants, extra quality, per pnir   $2.7.">
Mon's Khaki Drill Shirts, two trout pockets, coat fashion $2.75
Men's Black Work Pants for Mine, per pair     $1.!>r>
Mon's Wile, with red backa, extra heavy ii. woll made.... $2.2"»
Men's Red and Black Shirts, good for shooting season.... $2.50
Men's Mine Snck?, good quality "Penman", per pair ...       .$5
Men's  Medium  Weight  Socks  for  work   05
Men's Light Cotton Socks for pro'-ont wear, 7 pair   $1.00
Men's Heavy Suspenders for Work, per pair         .45
Boys' Overall Pants, blue with cuff, extra good   $1.50
Boys' Blue Shirts, two pockets, same as pants, each   $1.50
or Shirt and  Pants for   $2.75
Mens Chrome Glove, per pair         .05
Our Grocery Stock is Fresh and at Lowest Prices
Singapore  Sliced  Pineapple, per tin    17o
Hurford  Dessert   Pears,  per  tin  19p
Brentwood  Sweet   Peas, per tin    150
New  Strawberry  Jam.  4-lb   can    75o
Hegal  Shaker  Sail,   2   for    250
Sesnui  Matches, per pkg.   45£
Heinz Tomato Ketchup, por bottb  ttie
Clark's Tomato Catsup, per bottl;   U4t.'
Howat's Worcestershire Sauce, per bottle   25c and ;15(*
Glass  Wash   Boards, each     85p
_■$>__;{; '?> +_<$•—
Shelly's Bread & Cakes
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Phone 155 Phone 155
an album from the [jil'ls,   Miss Laura *
Brown made the presentation with an
appropriate speech.   The [inr»tl wishes I
oi all go with Miss Little ln her new;
High Tides
For The Week
Sept. 14—5:11! am .and 6:07 p.m.
Sept. 16—0:01 a n. nnd 6:34 pin.     \
Sept. 10—7:01 am. antl 7:00 p.m.
Srpt. 17—7:64 a.m. and 7:2(1 p.m.
Sept. 18—8:40 a.m. and 7:51 pm.
Sept. in—9:44 a.m. and 8.13 p.m.
Sept. 20—10:43 n.m. antl 8:32 p.m.
on the care and feeding of Infants.   Write
I   Th» Bohden Company Limited. Vancouver     '
Telephone men
were ready to
fight the
Klre ul gtewston, B.C.
mi I Iii' nlirlit nf August hi
destroyed two il»rllliiu\
within 78 feet of tlio niuin
cubic tlmt feeds our stows.
Ion exchange uml provides
sorvlco I'm- 260 lolcplioness
'two oi' our Vniicouver
wiro oliioi's rushed to Iho
scone whon notified, and
luul the lilu/e threatened
tlio cable they would have
culled un emergens,)' gang
I'roin Vancouver to Isuttle
the lliimos.
Luckily, the tire wus
iliuiloil hefnre Iho cubic wus
omlnngcrods Hut Ihe point
is Unit om- mon were on
Ilio .lob, really lo net If the
emergency developed.
■ ••!■■■••••*■■■■■<
Just step in to your dealer's and say
^>    WHISTLE    -hs
If you want a real Orange Flavored Fruit Drink, or
tW   WHIZ     ^
if you prefer Grape Flavor
*+    PHONE 161    «-«
For a case delivered to your home.
Drinks of All Flavors
(Return  Limit October 31st)
Make it a trip of many pleasures, Enjoy the privileges Canadian National Service affords.
Our sleeping and dining service
is all that can In: desired, with
radio entertainment and an attentive stewardship ou'll always pleasantly remember. Get
the most [or your vacation money—lft Canadian National plan
your trip "Back East" this
Enjoy u short sti,[i-
ovor at .laspor Park
or Mlnaki or at any
deBtrcd iiuiut.
Choose Your
Own Route
Hall all the way or
rail and Croat l.ake.i
Also  the  option  of
going   or   returning
via Prince Rupert.
QAN.ADIAN National
1*.. IV. Bickle, Agonl,
Cumberland, D.C. Telopliono 35
Or wrlto C. F. Earle. District Passenger Agent, Victoria, B.O.
All yon folks who tried out the
recipe for WHOLE WHEAT MUFFIN'S can enjoy another treat. Here
is another for
Whole Wheat Bread
Use one-third white (lour, and two-
thirds Comox Whole Wheat Hour.
.Mix and bake as usual.
Delicious and Healthful
"All the good that's in the Wheat!"
To get the full nutty flavor of th's
tasty bread, spread it with
Comox Creamery Butter
A welcome addition to any menu.
Thep blend perfectly—a combination you can't resist.
Comox Creamery Ass'n
Phone 8
j '■" *'   Special Family Laundry Rate   "^gj
also expert
A Trial Order Will Convince You.
Orders left at the'Ritz Cafe, Telephone 150
Cumberland, will receive prompt attention
Courtenay 226
Cumberland, 150
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
; :?•     PROMPT ATTENTION     -^a
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
In every sorts of building materials,
WINDOWB, noons.
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES ) Nlgllt c""s: 134X Courtenay
[Ofllce: 169 Cumberland, FRIDAY.   SEPTEJIUEH   14th.   192S
Coming to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland
Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18
W m"'l3   l-VA DE PUTT.W
nivcrsa! Picture iasupitis^iow!-oniOBON
A Smashing Human Comedy
With a Different Twist
Fall in for the laugh riot of the late lamented war.
Lya De Putti in a corruscating comedy of post-war
Germany when our boys made it difficult for the frau-
leins to do much hating. In fact, quite the contrary, if
you know what we mean. And if you'd like to know
more don't miss "Buck Privates"—it's a scream!
They studied love making
from a book - - -
But the gosh darned thing
wouldn't work!
»*..♦.* <**»
trYAttmm OttOS. prittnt
Simple Sis She was simple
loam Fazenda ».Clyde Cook
7kt xJwMMkst Jttun in the Tttooita
But oh my gosh!
Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20
Charlie Murray
Here's our only chance to go
behind the scenes of Loveland*
Yes, right into Venus' own playground. See what happens
when a fighting Irishman tries
to out-love the Queen of all
lovers! The first comedy ever
produced on such a gigantic
Next Friday and Saturday
September 21st and 22nd
FEET and a
Upon her face there was a smile
As if her heart was, gay
As guy as that jaded throng ...
Whose day was night—whose
night was day.
But all she saw were prison bars
And all she felt was pain
And all of her was a desire
To have him ack again. . . .
4&ss?s? lYAdePUTTI*
One of the most gorgeously colorful productions which haa ever been
built around the spectacular night
life of the Gold Coast will open at
tlie Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Monday, September 21 for two days.
It is "Midnight Rose" with Lya De
Putti and Kenneth Harlan and was
produced   by   Universal.
A large portion of the action takes
place in a cabaret, tlie prototype of
the present dny night club. In this
rather hectic setting has been set
a natural and gripping story of the
refining influence of love between a
reformed gangster and a cabaret
The action of the story takes place
before the enactment of ihe 18th
Amendment an ((presents the glitter
of the Gold Coast in the glamorous
days of old San Francisco.
The cabaret sequence was stager!
at great cost with a troupe of dancers, the most beautiful girls that
could be located in Hollywood, aa
atmosphere to Miss De Putti, who is
herself an excellent dancer having
been on the stage prior to her eut-
tr-anee into pictures.
A beautiful dance door, gorgeously
decorated with expensive silk drapes
was populated with the most typical
of atmosphere players as guests
Pounds of confetti and streamers
were thrown around in staging a riotous New Year's Eve Party.
James Young directed with a supporting cast including Henry Kolker
Lorimer Johnston, George Larkin,
"Gunboat" Smith. Wendell Franklin
and Frank Brownlee.
The French Foreign Legion, the
endless, gorgeous, giant sand dunes
of the Sahara, a famous missing sap-
hhire, hundreds of desert warriors
sweeping ou horseback to attack a
lonely fort manned by 40 men, practically all In mutiny— there you have
just a glimpse of the romance and
thrills contained in "Beau Geste"
which comes to the Io-Ilo Theatre
this week end.
No greater effort was ever put into the making of a motion picture.
This romantic, thrilling screen mystery story, adapted from one of the
most popular novels in years, represents a larger undertaking than eveu
"The Ten Commandments," which
which was also produced by Paramount.
Ronald Colman, Alice Joyce, Noah
Beery, Mary Brian, Neil Hamilton.
William Powell, Norman Trevor, Victor McLaglan and Ralph Forbes are
featured, but there are scores of
others nearly ns prominent.
"Beau Geste is a mystery story
of the Foreign Legion on tho deserts
of Africa that will tighten your very
skin with excitement, lt tells of
three young Englishmen who disappear from home after a famous sapphire, "The Blue Water." belonging
to their aunt is stolen. All this leads
to a remote fort on the Sahara and
the ever feared attack or an Aral)
In the morning the fort remains
uncaptured. Every man is at his
post—dead! The commanding ollicer
with a French bayonet through his
heart, and an amazing confession concerning the theft Of "The Blue Water"
clutched in the hand of a dead soldier, both lie on the roof!
Herbert Brenon who directed llie
picture, and the 2.1)00 men who appear in it, lived on the sun-scorched
Arizona Desert for three months making exterior scenes,
Percival Christopher Wren is the
author of "Beau Geste." John Rus-
sel and Herbert Brenon prepared tbe
adaptation and Paul Schofield the
script. Julian Thompson, supervising
editor, working under the direction
of Asoclate Paramount Producer William Le Baron, followed every step of
the (liming.
j    Zazu Pitts Is noted a Bono of tho
I most  wistful or all screen  plnyers so
l ahe plays the role of a wistful title
i German girl 111 Universale comedy
| of the Army of Occupation. "Buck
| Privates," which will be shown ai the
llo-llo Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22,
Lya De Puttl and Malcolm McGregor ploy the leading roles while Eddie
Gribbon, as the hard-boiled top sergeant, plays opposite Miss Pius.
Miss Pitta i* a Kansaii, having been
horn in Parsons. She lias been in
pictures nine years and during that
time she has lost more men in the
final fade-out than any other actress
on the screen. She is always tho
runner-up for the affections of the
leading mnn.
But in "Buck Privates" her mle Is
a decided departure and she gets ber
Miss Pitta has three divergent hobbles for her off-screen life, these being
dogs, bicycle riding, even at Ibis late
date, and ice skating, which is not
so much of a novelty in California as
It might seem, for Los Angeles boasts
of three rinks which arc open the
year round.
Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th
She was no one's fool, this outcast girl from Frisco—until
Handsome came along! Then—
but see Gloria in her most glorious achievement! It's a winner!
"Jazz versus the Jungle"
Coal Mines Merger
On Island
tContinued  from  Page  On")
high, and a bar to successful competition in other tban home markets.
Such was not always the case. The
Vancouver Island mines were for
many years the only producers of coal
on the Pacific Coast, and iu tlie days
before the devlopmeiil of California
oilfields San Francisco was oue of
the best markets. So important was
it thai the Dunsmuir Interests acquired an maintained complete yards and
bunkering facilities at tbat city and
corps of salesmen in touch wilh all
points on tbe Coast. One or the moht
successful of these was Mr. M. Manson, now M.L.A. for Mackenzie, who
bandied the markets t'rom Alaska
The Dunsmuir interests malm.lined
their own ships for transportation to
San Francisco and Honolulu of coal
Irom the Wellington and Comox collieries. The New Vancouver Coal Co.
was also strongly represented In Sun-
Francisco, aud its agents there purchased the interests of that company
in the Nanaimo mines in 1003, organizing the Western Fuel Company lo
continue their operation.
The Firsl Coking Hunt
The late Thomas Russell, an experienced coal engineer who bad operated his own mini's in England, bod
been brought out by the Dunsmuir
Interests to manage tho Cumberland
mines. When there he discovered the
coking properties of lhat coal. The
metal mules of Uritish Columbia were
vet in iheir Infancy but by is.it; thoy
had reached a production which justified i lit- provision of smelting facilities, Willi the building Of tho Hall
Mines smelter at Nelson, and the
Heinze planl at Trail, the Dunsmulra
determined to enter the Hold for supply of coke, and built at Union Bay
the first coking plant In British Columbia .
Rivalry between the Dunsmuir interests and the New Vancouver Coal
Co. was strong. The latter company','
'Headquarters were at Nanaimo, where
t had large landed and otlier Inter-
asts in addition to the coal mines. Tha
lemi became so bitter that when the
lid Wellington mine became exhaust-
,'d and the Extension mines wer^
being developed to take Its place, rather than ship the coal from Nanaimo
within five miles or tbe mine, the
Dunsmuir.-' decided to establish a new
town on Oysior Harbor, build a railway to It. establish eoal bunkers and
handle their shipping from thai point.
Consequently they took tbe upbuilding of Uie town of Ladysmith
The Tyoe mine at. Mt. Sicker was
then being successfully developed and
he   management   was   figuring   on   a
smelter. Tlle company was offered
a free site with dock frontage at
Ladysmith and a contract lo supply
for all time coke at ?') per ton. The
offer was accepted. Tbat was the bleep! ion of ihe Ladysmith Smelter, tho
coke contract wilh which has always
heen regarded as a valuable asset;
aud it is probably ihis contract that is
responsible   more   than   anything   else
i for the present plans for reopening
, the smeller and making ihe town of
1 Ladysmith again a metallurgical Me ■*
lea of llie Pacific Coast. Canadian
| Collieries Diiusmiiir) Lid. will have
to supply thai plain with coke on demand under the old contract, no matter at what loss.
Snle of VVflllnirtuii nnd Commix Mines
i Wishing lo retire front the coal
I business. Hon, James Dunsmuir, sole
j survivor of the former partnership
of Uoberi Dunsmuir &. Sons, decided
' lo pm on tbe market ibe coal properties which hud so long nnd successful ly been operated by his lamily.
Their coal rights were immensely
valuable. Tbey covered llie whole of
the area comprised in Die E. a N,
Railway grant, obtained by Hie Duns-
muirs as a bonus t'or tlie construction
of ihe E. fi. N. Hallway from Victoria
io Nanaimo. There were two bidders
Inr the property, The CPU representatives inn a valuation of $5,600,-
000 on ii. inclusive of the San Fran-
Cisco  assets,   which   were  valued   ill
il. .lino.    Tbe  Mackenzie  A   Mann
Interests were actively engaged on
their plans for construction of Hie
Canadian Northern Hall wny system
in Uritish Columbia, ami wanted coal
Hon James Di/nsuillir plate a valuation of $10,000,000 on the property
the buyer also to pay ibe commission
of icn per cent, amounting r•» another
$1, ,000.
Sir William Mackenzie accepted the
terms and organized in 1910 Canadian
Collieries   (Duusmulrj   Ltd.,   with   a
capital or $15,000, » In 50,000 7  per
cenl cumulative preference and inn-
nun common shares of a par value of
$lini. The dividend was paid on the
preference shares to May I, 1912, The
common shares havo nevor earned a
dollar in dividends In addition a
dependlture issue of £2,054,800 Btg.
was made bearing 5 per cent Interesl
and redeemable from a sinking fund
tit' 10c per ton on the coal produced
Interest  o|n   these   debentures   was
paid Up to March   1. 1014.
Owing to default tin- bondholders
look action, and in March 1!U'> a committee was formed to look nfter tlieir'
Intersta . As a result all rights un-;
del' the common slock, lirsi and bo-
cond debentures and three-year notes
were extinguished, ami tlie reduced
capital Ilxed at $0,027,000, in 490,000
seven per cenl. tiilmulntive, prefer- '
ence shares of $lo each, and 1,127,-
000 common shares of $1 each. BUbslI-
tuted   for   Ihe   $100  common.     Of  the
recapitalization, 360,196 shares were!
issued as fully paid. '
The company's assets include the
coal, Iron, and fireclay underlying
1,900,000 acres, estimated to contain
100,000,000 tons of bituminous coal,
20,000 acres of timher lands, 30 miles
of standard gauge railway, Puntledge
Kiver hydro-electric plant, in addition to the equipment of the Extension, Comox nnd Nanoose-Wellington
mines ami the coal docks and bunkering plants at L'nion Hay and Ladysmith. In the lasl balance sheet to
hand the assets are valued at $2,180.-
8S5 and current liabilities at $87,074.
Tbe Canadian Western Fuel Corporation Limited is a private company,
composed mainly of San Francisco
interests. Its properties include No. 1
Reserve and Wakesiah Mines at Nanaimo, all well equipped, a fine farm,
shipping docks, bunkering and transposition equipment. The company
has been reorganized on several occasions since tlie property was taken
over from the New Vancouver Coal
Co. No. 1 Mine is a submarine operation with its workings live miles under Ihe sea. The average output nf
each company has been about 5on.-
000 ions of eoal last year, so that the
nmihincd output will probably be abound 1,000, ' tons, ranking with tbo
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. as the largest op,.rating coal producer in llrii-
ish Columbia. The combined undertaking will be under Col. C. W. Villiers, C.B.B., D.S.O.. general manager
of the company, with head office al
Victoria, The mining operations will
be in churge of Thomas Oraham, who
has i n connected with the coal Industry nf Vancouver Island for about
twenty years. He was for some years
BUporlmendant of ihe Western Fuel
Company's mines and of late years
lu charge of the mines or the Canadian Collieries Ltd.. sn thnt he has
i thorough knowledge of the mining
conditions on Vancouver lslnnd. He
Is ibe father of Hie safety-first move-
meni in coal mining in Hrlilsh Columbia ami put in the lirst mine rescue and training insinuations in the
mines of the province. The new consolidation kIvoh the coal industry
nn Hie Coasl ibe nnly chance In sight
mn only for its prosperity but fnr Its
very existence, us It will admit of
economies in management, operation
and sales service not otherwise possible, It Is the ray of hope for the
future nf what is probably the most
important  enterprise and employer or
Labor on Vancouver island.
IN    Ml.MUltl Ul
In sad, but loving memory of Edward Richards, who was accidentally
killed nt Aberdeen. Washington, September 13lh, 1 !* 2 T.
"Till ibe dawn breaks and the
shadows   flee,   away."
Inserted hy his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T  n. RIcbnTds. Cumberland. B.C. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER  14th,  1928
BY     —f
WBMM"ws&v&y 'w^- -rf.
*^i¥'<    PftFTOCK      Punished Ay Arrangement with     [ A ■■-:
11 nice
lilt our
Uvi Pauli's gasp the professor said
'Two hundred—'.'"
For .in answer Bruce banded him
■ sjook.
l<  . payable tonight at eight when
>.    dine  .Mil. Gaunt at his hotel!"
"What kept you?" asked Pnuli, ber
:,. i   Hushed with pleasure.
"We met Bergman,   lie told us he'd
... oubted the play for a moment
An i he Introduced us to the mun who
wrote 'Were Going to Rush the Russians.' "
"And  didn't,"   the  professor   com-
m< nted ■
Urine looked puzzled.
"Didn't write?" he begau,
"Didn't  rush  auj body,'  Arndt  explained, "but he made a good deal oi
money telling other people to do It,
"Hush!" Implored Paull softly. She
dreaded the bltterni is  that  bo often
now appered In her lather's tone.
"Well,  anyway,"  Intervened  ""'
laughing,   "the  author  said   t
play is pro-EngliBh!"
"So did the papers," -aid I'auli
"in England they'll say It's pro-
Qerman," Bruce prophesied. "People
dou't understand the effort to be pro-
human. Anyway Bergman confesses
it's a success and quite admits thai
he's responsible!"
Arndt bad been reading over the
memoranda and figuring menially.
Now he asked".—
"Is it really possible to earn a hundred and fifty pounds'.'"
"Yes,"   answered   Bruce,   his   heart
heavy for bis friend.   He knew more
now than his first entrance had shown
"in a week?' persisted Arndt.
"Gaunt says so."
"lint that is fifty-two million
crowns! More than I would make in
a year at the university. Well! Today we have—coffee! We shall he as
rich as Behrend. We ahall have little
cakes with our coffee . . . ! Where's
my hut? Perhaps we huve sugar!
Tell Jan! And don't Ih- surprised if I
bring butter,    We're millionaires!"
He snatched up his hat and went
from the room, they could hear him
humming down the hall. His footsteps died along the stairs. Pauli
and Bruce laughed . . . Then 1'iuli
rose, took the roses from tier belt and
put them in the vase before Carl's picture. Bruce looked at her. A .last
ray of sunlight, strong and beneflclenl
touched her hair lo a pale amber ami
silver glory. He said, slowly. "Your
hair's very beautiful——"
She touched, with the Immemorial
gesture  of a  women.
"It turned white quickly—afterward." she said.
lie knew tiiat it was very gray, Here
and there the young golden color still
persisted gray and gold It was. like
her   life.
"Tell me what  happened." ho bogged tier,    '"Tell nn> everything—you
wrote so Utile, really, and we've not
been alone since my arrival ast night.'
"You know what happened. Bruce."
"Yes. that,"
She went to thc typewriter, and sat
down,  sorting  out  the  scattered   pa-
She answered, cheerfully,  with
..,. rancour: —
"To the end we believed ourselves
triumphant. Even in October the pa-
pen .Mia- full of victories . Ami then
sudenly, thai Rood of panic- stricken
soldiers.    The rest- you aee,"
"Yes," he said simply.
"Chaos and despair. Buildings with i
their plaster hunts sealing oil. We
call that Vieii: a leprosy. The streets j
crowded with beggars and crlppler"
"It's   the   same   in   London,"
I'auli did  am  hear 1
■•The fruits of defeat,
"And victory," be supplemented
After   a    moment's   silence
n't  lielieve  his  ears.
"Yes aud ask Mrs. Wincklemati to
come    over,"     I'auli    pursued.    She
thought Mitzi must come.   He mustn't.
say what he will say.    I can't bear it, \
tun  uow."
"Oh not yet." Bruce begged her,
Paull  shook  her head at him.    To j
.1.1 : she Baid:—
' Dont   say   who's   here."
As Jan  went she said smiling:—     j
"1 haven't seen Mltzl all day, and I i
didn't send word that you had arrived
aid 1 although Bhe knew we expected you. j
| We, father and 1, were selfish about j
lid, i wanting you to ourselves flrst."
Bruce asked low:—
"Jan's badly cut up?"
"Lame.     He   can't   llnd   work,
heavy   we've adopted him."
he told
Pauli ad-
witii   their
"You   w<
morning,  weren't you.
that summer course?"
"Then you've seen the memorial."
-lie said. "Carl Behrend at the very
"l could just raak
"The names are fading,
mitted.    "However, it doesn't matter,
im one goes to the university."
"There are crowds in the coffee
houses," Bruce remarked. "What's
that new one—dreadful blatant place
quite unlike anything I've ever seen
Pauli shrugged.
"Oh yes; that—the're filled with
profiteers, They rule everything, We
still pay for the Emperor's carriage
nnly now it belongs to a butcher."
Bruce leaned forward. His even
tones were colored with warmth as
he asked her again, urgently:—-
"Let thnt pass; tell me now about
She smiled—at him.
"Me? I make out. I earn quite a
lol with your typewriter."
"And the professor back at the nnl-
Jan  at  the  door  caught  the  lust
j sentence.    He stopped aud  turned to
university  this  say, with a familiarity that was that
ask  about j of a comrade, not in the least offen-
j sive  and  rather  touching: —
"Yes, after all the glory! A hero!
Twice mentioned! Those were the
days! Thrill and excitement! The
big guus and the shells! Like fireworks, and your life or the other fellow's! There was something to that!
Xow I'm stewing coffee!"
I'auli looked at him as one does
a naughty child, raised a grave fore-
tinger und started to speak. But as
the sound of his name Jan said, hastily, "I'm going!"—and went.
Pauli turned back to Bruce, smiling
a little.
"He—you mustn't mind him. He's
like a sulky child now and then. He
was terribly hurt, body, soul and mind
We nursed him sane again, you know-
Now he's forgotten Hie horrors that
rode hi.in thank heaven, and remembers only the adventure, the action.
It galls him. a man,to be doing, well
women's work—poor Jan. However,
1 he's all right, now. It's Mitzi lhat
! breaks our heart—she's the worst off
"But Fritz came home!"
"Oh yes. And now he's back on the
paper, but they don't really want bim.
| was the first thing I did in London?"
"Enlisted?"  she  hazarded.
j     "1 went to see Gaunt."
]    "Oh,"   said    Pauli    gratefully.    "I
j thought that was much later."
|     "I told you before." he added quick-
; ly. self deprecating, "I had promised."
|     Pauli was deeply moved.    Her soft
I eyes dwell ou him. lingeriugly.    Sbe
j hesitated a moment and then spoke to
j tbe picture.
i     "You said bed forget you, but you
were wrong, my dear."
i     After a pause,  Bruce aaid:—
|     "I've a rotten forgettery."    He got
I up  and   went   to  her,  stood  by  her.
: "Do you remember when I tirst came
I to Vienna. Pauli?"
,     "Yes."
j     "Do you remember a conversation?
! You said you loved Carl,"
"I still love him." she answered.
"But  now  he's  gone,"  Bruce  told
her, gently.
"Oh, no. be isn't!" she cried out.
"And I promised., too—I shall be wailing. I s;iid even if you dou't come
back,  1 shall be waiting!"
"Carl said, once," answered  Bruce.
his face very tender, his eyes pleading. 'I can't ask her to wait so long.'"
"It Un',   long!"
"He said, '1 won't have her In a
dingy room!' "
Pauli spread out her hands, palms
upward. The room was lilted for her,
Humiliated with the presence of her
dear dead. Her henrt was filled. She
answered: —
"It isn't dingy! Carl said to me
once:—'I shall be a great author and
always your lover.' Ke is a great
author and be wil always be my lov-
"You know dear, Bruce Gordon."
"He came last night," Pauli added.
Bruce came forward, bis steady eyes
on the flickering ones, his hand out: —
"No ill will, Fritz?"
Fritz was still staring.   He asked:
"111 will, why?"
"I'm English." said Bruce.
Fritz took the hand and held It hard
, Bruce could feel the rapid heat of
i blood, the hot dryness of the palm
and fingers.    Fritz said, indifferently
things were so bad. We locked it iu
the closet, but at the first word from
you out it came. There are five children in there now and one drum."
Pauli nodded, her hands to her ears
in mock horror.
"1 heaTd them," she said.
"They're forming a company," Mitzi went on, "Kurt is the captain and—
oh, l must be going."
Pauli said swiftly;—
"He's all right, surely."
"Oh yes." Mitzi agreed, "I told them l enough." yet  smouldering
they'd have to march straight out into      uIt ,9nM the E   liBh who j -
the street.   No one could stand that ! enemy " 'J,.'
din at such close quarters.   No, it's!    m»«'i tnn*, ha» i,„Bi,nn,i-„ „-™ self I
fuse cordiality  into his 'tone.
Behrend came into the room, bulking very large. He ftitd his hand nn
Pauli's shoulder and said, affection-
atey. '   •
"So I asked myself fo your party."
She smiled a little distractedy, and
caled out lo Jan. "Sir cups, Jan!"
"1 was getting out of my car at a
wine shop." her father-in-aw told her,
"and I've brought a bottle of Karlo-
witzer. August has it.- For today you
drink my health; We've something to
Something I've done my-
After a moment Pauli asked simply
; what happened?'
i     "Oh,   very   quietly."   he   promised.
i "They never wanted us the men
who'd been uway. hut they gave us
little jobs, sops, and yesterday I slipped up on a story." His rigid unatur-
al control slipped and his voice rose,
' "And   todny   the   boss   sent   for   me.
: lie's made money, the boss, with al!
; the exciting things to be printed, and
ihe  said.  'Winckleman.'"
"Quiet, my darling," pleaded  Mitzi.
'you   fel-
Mitzi nodded. Her little face was
inexpressibly sad, resigned, yet with
a i urious sort of lighting resignation.
an expression that was purest parades as if she said. "This sorrow is in-
ev table. 1 must endure it but I will
fig.it it every moment."
NOW, she said.
Yes,    They sent from the office."
:lruee was bewildered a little. But I
Piull  had told him  enough  to  help j    »*Wincklomen,'  be  said
hi a to an explanation, he said quietly > loWs Rrfl ,, „
^^^fiV7.^Z°^h;;^:^^ <*»-'. - e*"
jgttjjo, I've had .on* ^.^^Zt^lil^/^
Bnt MM .shook her head he «"»W(,"'<1. ''"" now the wnr's over.
"»   nl!    We're 'past all tha, i *» »»< "ve forever on being a hero.
I'm  the only one who can do any-'
Bruce said, very pale: —
"Pauli. 1 can wait too. When the
time conies I shall be waiting. 1 won't
speak of it again, my dear. I've hurt
you. but  I'll wait."
Her eyes misted. She gave him, Impulsively, her  hands.
"Wait   then,"   she  told  him,   "but
please,  as  my   friend.    I   have  need
Inr  a  friend.  Bruce,  but  not for a
I     Mitzi's knock  sounded  at  the door
I'auli turned away from the look ln
Bruce's   eyes,   from   his   outstretched
hands and opened to her friend. Mitzi;
came in slowly. |
"I'm not hooked." she announced.
"Will  you."—she   caught   sight   of |
Bruce and stood quite still. ■
'Bruce  Gordon!" \
He took her hands in his ami looked  at her aging,  careworn  face  nnd j
thing.    I talk to him quietly and we
walk   outdoors.'      She   turned   her
shoulder to Paull, who busied herself I
with hooks and eyes.   Pauli's glance at
Bruce behind  Mitzi's frail back, told '
volumes.    Bruce felt a lump in his ;
throat,   He fancied that he was quite !
inured to the misery of war and war's l
aftermath.    But somehow    . . . little I
Mitzi!    He remembered her so  well, j
gav and young and vivacious .... aud i
Fritz hot headed, self-confident i unlike anything Bruce had ever heard
Fritz.   Under his breath he murmured, : fr°m  her,  "The  Blackguard'"     *■■-'
"This Is rotten."
Mitzi turned away.
"Pauli.  will  vou  keep  an  eye  on
"Of course, dear."
"I  asked  him  to  come  in  before
What 1 need is live men, and I can
get 'em cheap. Boys whose fathers
have  got  money!'"
"Fritz!" Implored Mitzi. striking
his arm.
"'Where did they get it?' said I.
'who cares?' said he. 'The important
thing is they've got It!' 'To you.' I
said. 'To everybody! Sentiment's fine
but business is business and gold coin
buys more than medals!' he told me.
Pauli's lips set.   She said, in a torn
from her, "The Blackguard!" And
j his own verdict of condemnation, "The
j low scoundrel!" came simultaneous-
i ly with hers,
j    Fritz looked from one to the other
| Hectic spots of color burned in his
face.    He  went on  eagerly.
-they're I "That's what 1 said! 'You swine!'
" She j I said, 'Me?' said he, 'The world!'
they've j said he.    'When it comes  to honor.
back  Alsace-Lorraine." j RiHs   it—ihe  cripple  on   his   wheeled
The bell rang and Pauli moved to- | platform or tho profiteer In his car!'"
dark," Mitzi explained, "but-
plaving 'war with France,
sighed   heavily.    "You   see,
,.ard Hie door in mild astonishment.
"Who can that be?" she asker rhetorically.
  She   opened   the   door   and   Fritz
friendly j Winckleman came in.    Bruce started
"He's all right, loo.   They sent for
for   men
she said.
lint he's still a pacifist."
"Oh. everyone  is  a  pacifist now,"
said   Pauli.  "Especially  the  soldiers."
"And  Behrend?" asked  Bruce.
"And Behrend?" asked Bruce.
"Very rich and more pompous than
ever   since   the   enemy.    He   comes
here quite often, and he'd like to help.
He does help, you know, but he'd like   ported.
to help much more.   But of course we j     "Coffe
eed it.    1  take tbe income be
ie   io  help  other  people.    We
.mi   live   on   what   we  earn.     But   1
■'eel I have uo right not to take something ihat will lessen the Immediate
misery of those all around in "
Bruce rose. "Pauine.
like to"-
A sound behind him made him pause
swing around. To his astonishment
he recognilzed Jan. who limped In.
He was even more amazed to hear
Paull Bay:—
"Dli Jan coffee for three."
"Coffee?'- repeated Jan. as If he dld-
badly used up— a prisoner thin cheeks
ami months getting back from Russia. You should have seen him—all
tilth and groat sores and the bones
coming through his skin. Now—well
you can't blame him—wheu you think
what he suffered. But Bnien, can you
understand?    I'm glad it's not Carl."
Jan appeared at Hie door ..gain and
crossed the room.
'She   say-   ia   ten   minutes   he   re
voke   her   name   with     ,    	
warmth that touched her deeply. She perceptibly at the sight of him, yet
pul one hand childishly to her mouth Ihe had thought himself prepared, not
bur for all her effort at control a sob \ onlv by Pauli's description, but by
tore its way way past the barriers and | what   be   himself   had   seen   of   war
the   tears   streamed   down   her   pale.! broken men at home.    Still—could it '■ repeated,  clenching   and  unclenching
Pauli ran to her side .   j be  Fritz?    This haggard  and  rebel- '
"That's not true!"  Mitzi  broke  in
Bruce  Cordon   shuddered.    He   remarked,  low tremulous.
"It's   beastly!"
Pauli  spoke out firmly.
"There's   only   contempt
who mado money that way
'Watch  and
he  said.    Fritz
his hands, 'Watch and see!'"
"Dear Mitzi." she said appealinglv, j lions man. calm with a forced placid- !     Jan  entered  the dining  room  with
Mitzi eonquered her emotion with a j jty?    Bruce  thought  of sleeping vol- ! tray and a great, cheerful clatter of
ffort   and   smiled   with i canoes.    He knew that look of sup- ] cups and saucers
for  foul  '   said   1'iuli
Ian gave vent to an audible grunt as
in crossed the room on his slow progress toward "his" kitchen.
Bruce drew a deep breath. His tone
us he nexl spoke, was resolute.
"Pauli" -
"So you were a soldier, too," she
fore stalled him. "You'd just grad-
ua ed. I couldn't understand—why
didn't you go as a doctor?"
"Even in war there are limits to
butchery," Bruce told her, laughing.
"Did you hate us?" Paull asked
"You and Carl—What do you think
slinking lips.
"What at1 idiot I am!" sho said to
Bruce. "But 1 didn't expect—still I've
been preparing for this ever since
your last letter."
"The play's sold for England." Paul!
re-   told her triumphantly.
Mitzi dried her eyes with a course
and   big handkerchief,
pressed, masked violence.
Mitzi  ran  forward.
"Oh. what is it?" she asked anxi
Fritz  smiled   dangerously
ber  cheek  to  her hua-
Thai's spendld," she said sincerely
and turned to Bruce with an explan- j
ation. "We haven't  seen it yot. Pauli i
asked us. of course, but  Fritz"—sho
flushed  and added  hastily,  "T dtdn'l '
w->nt to go without him. hut wo shall
later." She bit her lip,   Again slip had
snid too little nnd too much.   Tn des-
cbnnged   the   subject.
Oh. Bruce. I owe you
Mitzi   laid
band's arm.
"Anyhow," she began
and  Pauli broke in.
"We're going to have coffee!" she
"I've lost my Job!" he 'announced I announced, "five. Jan. I don't know
with  a  gayety  entirely  assumed  and   what's   happened   to   father!     Come,
entirely hideous, Bruce. Mltzl, Fritz, a  cup  or coffee
Mitzi said nothing.   Rhe was white I will do you good."
but  serene.    Bruce felt  his heart  go
"Whal is it?" asked Arndt. putting
down some of bis precious packages.
Behrend swelled, visibly. like the
frog in the fairy lae. Bruce, watching him unseen, from the background
thought amusody . . . he must burst
. . . . Behrend  went   on.
"I waite dto tell you together.
Continued Sfoxt Week
Campbell River
Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Myers, of Los
Angeles, who for severnl years past
have made Campbell River their home
uiirlng part of thc summer, left for
the south on Monday morning, motoring to Victoria, from where they will,
after a short visit, cross by ferry to
Seattle and travel home over the
Pacific Highway. Dr. and Mrs. Myers
'.mve thoroughly enjoyed this year's
uiting, the weather having been ideal,
not one inclement day occurring dur-
Ing their stay at the Willows Hotel.
Campbell River school this term has
ixty-four pupils enrolled, the greatest
in the history of the district, With the
expansion of industrial activity here
'.wo years is not too far to look ahead
;o the time when another room or two
will have to be added to the present
building, Miss M. McQuillan, of Courtenay. is in charge of the junior classes
and Mr. D. R. McKay is principal.
Mr. R. C. Richardson, of the Campbell River Timber Company, went to
Vancouver on Sunday night as a passenger on the Union S.S. Cardina.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith left for
Vancouver on Sunday night.
Last Sunday night two young ladles,
pa.ssengers aboard the steamer Card-
eha, wandered too far afield in their
anxiety to "take in" Campbell River,
with the result that they were left
here when the good ship left for Vancouver. Fortunately thc Princess
Koyal came south an hour later then
the Cardena and the girls boarded her
and left for Vancouver.
pe'-ation she
"Well, thai i:
a irrudgo!"
He smiled.
"Aftor   all    these   yoars—not    the
drabbling I  gave Fritz?"
"No, the drum yon gave Kurt. When
out   to   her.   a   sportswoman,   Mitzi.
game as they come.
Pauli said "Oh!" on a tender, trou-
I bled note.
I "Finny. Isn't it?" asked Fritz rap-
{Idly. "I helped make the war and I
! helped fight it. and now''—He seemed
j to see Bruce for the first time, grew
"Ob yes!" Fritz agreed childishly
eager, and hurried ahead of the others Into tbe dining room. The professor came in at that moment, aden
with bundles. He turned as if fo
speak to someone in back of him.
"What have you got?" laughed
Paull. going to him. She stopped.
Behrend stood beside her father, the
the   sleeve   his
Instantly  suspicious   excited   a  little I mourning  band   on
f con- : light overcoat very broad  and  very
Made Hole in One
The local brunch of the "Hole in
One" Club doubled its membership on
Saturday afternoon when Mrs. Bert
Marriott proved the second golfer .to
negotiate a hole lu one at the Courtenay Golf Course, the trick being
pulled on the eighth, the 125-yard
mashic shot.
shrinking.   His voice rose out
irol.     "Who's   that?"   he   demanded
Mitzi said quietly: —
"I  met  August."  explained   Arndt,
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John the Hatter
and Company, Cumberland, B.C.
CAPS—Caps for Men, Young
Men and Boys. d»Q tA
Prices from 65c to tp/m,.D\J
Work Shirts
for Men
Men's Work Shirts, Socks, Pants
Underwear (Red Label). Suits
for Dress or Work- Give us a
trial next time—will save you
To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gee, of Comox. on September 9th at St. Joseph's
Hospital, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Whelan, of
Little River, on September 12th at St.
Joseph's  Hospital,  a  son,
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed Crown
lands may be pre-empted by British
subjects over IS years of age and by
aliens on declariug intention to become Uritish subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation and improvement for agriculture  puffioses.
1- ull information concerning regulations regardlug Pre-emptions ls given
in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series, "How to
Pre-empt Land," copies of which uu
be obtained free of charge by addressing the Department of Lauds, Victor-
i ia, B.C., or to any Government Agent
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes and which Is not timbered,
i.e., carrying over 5,000 board feet per
acre west of the Coast Range and 8,000
feet per acre east of that Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are to
be addressed to the Laud Cim tolas loner of tbe Laud Recording Division, ln
which the laud applied for Is situated,
and are made on printed forms, copies
of which cau be obtained from tht
Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and improvements made to
value of $10 per acre. Including clearing and cultivating at least five acres,
before Crowu Grant can be received.
For more detailed information tee
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved Crown
lands, not being timber land, for .Agricultural purposes; minimum price of
lirst class (arable) land is $5 per acre,
and second class (grazing) land, $2.50
per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease of Crown lands
is given in Bulletin No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and Lease of Crown
Mill factory or Industrial sites on
timber laud, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of stump-age
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homealtes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtained after residence aud Improvement conditions are fulfilled and land
has been surveyed.
For grazing and industrial purposes
nre is not exceeding 640 acres may be
lea-ed by one person or a company.
Under the Grazing Act the Province
Is divided into grazing districts and
the range administered under a Crating Commission. Annual grazing permits are issued based on numbers
ranged, priority being given to established owners. Stock-owners may
form associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits
are available for settlers, campers and
travellers, up to ten head, FRIDAY,   SE1TEMBEU   14th,   1928
3     I
Take   Aetion   for  Damages
As a sequel to the accident by which
their son "Pat" lost his life by being
struck down by a log in Courtenay,
M. and Mrs. A. M. D. Fairbairn have
taken action for damages in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Table Pears, per basket   25c
Fresh Tomatoes, per basket  50«'.'
Italian Prunes, per basket 35c; 15 lbs (p-|   AA
Hyslope Crab Apples, 4 tbs   25c
Preserving Peaches, per crate   $1.50
Herrings in Tomato Sauce ' ..Itis, 3 for   25<*
libs, 3 for  50r
....Campbell's Pork & Beans, 21b tin, 20c; 3 for 50c
Rowat's Pickles, pints, Sweet Mixed, Sweet Chow
Pickled Onion and Hom-maid Pickles, 35c. 3 for $1.00
Libby's Catsup, 25c per bottle, 3 for  70c
Shredded Wheat, 15c, 7 for $.100
Mutual Life of Canada
If interested in a sound investment study this result
of policy in Mutual Life
CaBh Paid
Policy No.    Plan    Age    Premium    Amount    by .Mutual  Lite
38,196   Eutlowin't 211
30 years
Net Cash Paid
by Assured
Amount Received
for Each !100 Invested
Regular  Dividend  Allotment   tor   192S—$3,100,000
In addition lo this a special Cash Dividend ot $700,000 ls now
being distributed to policy holder.s
See Local Agent
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
New Prices on
we make a special offer on
6 lb IRON complete with <|M   fJA
Iron, with Ironing Board     (CIA
Pad and Cover  «P«i»XV
Ironing; Board Pad and Cover (j   AA
Purchased Alone  «PX«UV
See Our Window
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a Vfc-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters* Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
The Growth of Children
This was the title of a paper read
by Dr. G. Leigh toil, O.D.E.. Medical
Officer,, (foods) Scottish Board of
Health, at the Edinburgh session of
the recent World's Dairy Congress.
In this paper the speaker referred
to the investigation on the food value
of milk conducted under the auspices
of a committee appointed by tht j
Scottish Board of Health with Sir |
Leslie MacKenzie as chairman, Dr.
J. B. Orr chairman of Research committee of Scottish -Milk and Health
Association,   and   Dr.   Leighton.
Tills was a carefully devised experiment to test tlie nutritive value ot a
whole milk, separated milk, ami a
control food of equal caloric value.
SsjH'dni Features, The teat was
carried out at seven centres of pop-
illiaion simultaneously as follows:-
Peterhead and Greenock—children
live and six years of age. and received three quarters of a pint of milk
per school day: at Dundee and Edinburgh they were eight and nine years
and receved one pint per school day:
at Aberdeen and Paisley tbey were
thirteen and fourteen years old and
received one and a quarter pints per
BOhOOli day: Glasgow had all three
The groups at each school numbered from forty to fifty, and in ill
about MOO children were involved ir
the various tests. The period Of test
was for seven months ending .lune
1927. All these children were living
ut home in the ordinary conditions of
Scottish working-class homes, receiving at home the ordinarj diet of such
homes, and attending school in the
ordinary way. The milk given to
ihem represents an addition to their
ordinary diet. Each of the four
groups were differently treated. One
group received whole milk, a second
group received separated milk, and a
third group received a biscuit calculated to be of the same energy producing value as the amount of separated milk. The fourth group were
used as controls, and received no sup-
piemen tary feeding. All the foregoing foods were given in school under supervision.
The results show tbat the increase
in height of all the children ai the
same age in all centres indicated very
clearly the influence of the addei
milk diet In assisting growth, and no
less clearly the failure of the added
biscuit to achieve this result. Al
every age the increase in height of
the children receiving whole milk or
separated milk is significantly greater
than those receiving biscuit or those
in the "Control" group. Perhaps
more striking still is the fact that the
difference in increase in height between those receiving whole milk and
and those receiving separated milk
is insignificant. Tlie supplementary
biscuit apparently fails to exercise
any significant stimulus in the eight
j year old group, and in tbe five year
I old group and thirteen year old group
had an almost significantly retarding
' effect.
The increase in height in the various ages—from five to six years, was
1.05 inches for the milk fed .as against
1,26 indies in the control, and 1.89
Inches in those who received biscuit,
Those of eight and nine yoars gained in height 1.4S inches against 1.12
inchse in the control group, and 1,08
inches in the biscuit fed group.
Those of thirteen and fourteen gained in height 1.61 inches, against 1.1!
Inches in the control group, and 1.20
inches in the biscuit fed group.
In weight the gain was equaNy
To summarize. The average increase in tlie milk groups of all ages
in height—1.47 inches, and in weight
3.61 His. ln the non-milk groups, in
height 1.21 inches, and in weight 2.97
The conclusions arrived at are:-
1. The addition of milk to the diet of
children of school age during tlie
period under review has been accompanied by a rate of growtii as
indicated by an increase in both
height and weight of 20 per cent,
greater than that in children not
receiving the extra milk.
2. This increase in the rate of growth
has been accompanied by an improvement in the general condition of mnny of the children receiving the milk.
3. Separated milk" proved to be of
great value for promoting growth
Its nutritive value for children of
school age would appear to have
been   under-estimated.
The second of these conclusions la
based upon clinical reports by various helpers in the investigation, Including the headmasters of the
Bchdols. These reports cannot ho
expressed in figures, but they Indicate
that al most of the centres the children receiving milk appeared to be
In better general condition than those
who did not receive milk. It was noted
that, on the whole, thoy had gloSB-
er hair and clearer complexons, and
even held themselves more erect. Tlie
most marked improvement In the children In the groups receiving milk
was shown in those children who had
been In poor condition at the beginning of the  investigation.
j King George Hotel!
Igood  service,  reasonable  charges.!
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 1S4 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
aud treatment will not be answered.
The Normal Baby
The number of requests for information prompts the writing of this article on the normal baby.
The following are the general characterizations of the normal, healthy
A good appetite; absence of vomiting or regurgitation; bowel movements one or two in twenty-four
hours; a steady gain in weight; a
constant growth in suture and Intelligence; clear skin; bright, wide
open eyes; alert, springy muscles;
very littlte crying; quiet, unbroken
sleep, with eyes and mouth closed;
no evidence of pain or discomfort.
The development occurs in the following order for the average normal
The soft spot  at  the  back  of the
head closes at about the end of the
second mouth; the one on top of the
head, between tbe Uth and 22u<J j
The eyes, usually blue at birth, assume their permanent colour in the
first  three  weeks.
At six weeks, tiie baby begins to ]
distinguish different objects ,and by i
six months, definitely recognize*: objects.
Hearing and knowing the direction
of sound  develops  about  the second j
With tlie body supported, the head
Is help tip nt four months.
The baby laughs aloud at from the ;
third to fifth mouth.   He reaches for
toys to from the fth to seventh month. |
He attempts to stand at tlie ninth orl
tenth   mouth, and  can.  with  assist- f
ance,   usually   stand   at    the   tenth j
or the eleventh month.   He begins to
walk at the twelth or thirteenth month
and  usually can  walk alone by the
fourteenth   or   fifteenth   month.     He
can usually speak a few words at one
year, and short sentences at the end
of the second year.
j Centrally Located!
Drove to
Common Danger
Charged with driving to tlie common
danger, Norman Taylor, of Black
Creek, appeared in the Provincial Police Court on Monday niglit. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr.
P. P. Harrison.
For the prosecution. Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. James said they were proceeding
vowards Merville and in passing another car approaching them, Taylor's
jar came out from behind and there
.vas a collision, although no serious
damage was done. Taylor, they said,
did not stop so they turned around
and followed him to Courtenay and
hen reported to the police.
For the defence, Taylor said he was
roming to Courtenny aint after sound-
ng his horn the car in front slowed
ip. He then went to pass and seeing
James' car. tried to get back behind
the car he was following and tho car
driven by James hit him,
After listening to the evidence the
magistrate concluded tiiat tiie responsibility rested upon Taylor who should
have made sure there was no car approaching before attempting to pass i
and   assessed   a   fine   of   $10.00   and j
John Cronin
a Good Teamster:
One of the best attractions at the
Fall Fair was the team pulling con-!
tests, arranged under the supervision
of Messrs. Herb Bridges and J. W.!
McKenzie. There were two events,
heavy draught and light draught, with!
three teams entered in each event, i
Messrs. A. Urquhart and Robt. Grant
acted ns judges. In the heavy draught
John Cronin, acting as teamster for;
both the Vogel ond Bridges teams, j
won first and second in two beautiful-]
ly manipulated pulls. In the light
draught W. Bridges and R. R. Mc-1
Quillan won flrst and second. A to-1
tal of $50.00 in cash prizes was distributed.
"Buzzing Bessie"
Was Bested
A good deal of amusement was occasioned at the Fair Sports by the
antics of '"Buzzing Bessie" and "Whiz
Bang." the two bucking horses. Buzzing Bessie was first brought out and
young Mike Wasilielf, who lias had no
riding experience, essayed to ride her
but was thrown sky high. Idaho Cur-
ley, a real cowpuncher, then mounted
her and rode her out, winning thc
$25.00 prize hung up and breaking the
Whiz Bang" was then brought out.
thc prize in this case being $10.00.
Young WasilicfT. nothing daunted by
his prcvioiisS downfall, was again the
first to try for tlie money but was
again thrown and wanted to try It
aagin. Fred Duncan, of the Royal
Bonk staff, next tried to stay on the
Grey mare but got nothing more than
n hard tumble. "Curloy" then came
along with visions of another ten spot
in his Jeans but his visions were dispelled when he lost a stirrup and had
to "touch leather" in recovering and
was disqualified. There were no more
One of tlie largest runs of humpbacked salmon seen for many years is
now in progress up the Courtenay
I'hone 177
Annie Haywood
at  Fourth   Street  nnd   Derwent
Avenue. Cumberland
Official Opening of
Native Sons Hall
| The official opening of the new Nat-
1 ive Sons of Canada Hall has been set
' for October 3rd. The building is now
! ready for the heating plant and the
I windows, which have been donated by
1 merchants and others, will be up on
i the Courtenay-Vancouver Transpor-
; tatlon scow this week and it is hoped
; tlie heating plant will be in by the endj
j of this month.
| The committee, under the chair-
| manship of Mr. J. N. McLeod hopes
ito have tlie Lieutenant-Governor open
the hall, which will be followed by a
i banquet at which the debenture holders and their wives will be the guests
of the Native Sons.
The first initiation will be held on
^uilt frnm designs originated in the motive power dennrtment of th*
Canndmn Pacific Railway, the .1100 i* the largest passenger loco-
u.tive in the British Empire and the most powerful. Canadian work-
iwn turned hei out of Angus Shops, a graceful mechanism nearly ono
iiindrcd reet long, with a tractive effort of fin.SOO pounds equal to 3.SS5
-*. power 1 he use of Canadian nickle steel parts has reduced its weight
■   4f.m pounds   but  the high ratio of tractive power to weight is a
table feature oi the new engine. The boiler pressure, 275 pound.' is
l.e highest of any locomotive in Canada.    The eight drive wheels hav«
namewr ol  ... inches and the cast  nickle steel cylinders are 25%
dies bj JO inches. The length ovor all of the new Canadian Pacific
ngine Is 97 feet 5 inches Two have been built at present for the
uronto-Montreal nm
Thursday night, September 19th, at
which nearly fifty applicants will be
Any person who would like to donate anything of a rustic nature to
the home, either for the parlor, dining room, kitchen or whist drive room,
please communicate with any of the
comittee—J, N, MceLod, J. W. McKenzie, F. McPherson. C. S. Wood or P.
Leo Anderton.
Malkins Best Hamper
The hamper given away at the Mal-
kin display at the Courtenay Exhibition was won by Mrs. Frank Dack, of
Courtenay, with ticket No. 224.
Dental Surgeon
Ollice Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144 p,. Mill St., Courtenay
Agent in Courtenay: Mr. A, B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Coinox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwcll Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
(' A X A li I A \     S E It VICE
To  PIjiiinuth-ClierbiHirtf.London.
Aurania  Sept.  21. Aseania  Sept. 2$
Tn Belfnst*Llverpool*lJondon.
Letltia Sept. 21, Andania Sept. 2S
To Queenstowil & Liverpool.
Pranconla Sept. 22, Laconla Sept. 30
To Cherbourg & Hmitlmmplon.
'Mauretania Sept. 2(1, Oct. 17. Nov. 7
Aqultanla  Oct. 3, 24, Nov,  14. Dec. 5.
lierenaaria Oct. 10, 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 14
in Londonderry A Glasgow
via Halifax.
Cameronle Sept. 22, California Sept. 29
To   i'ljniontli-llavrc-LinMloii.
Lnncastria Sept. 21. Caronla Sept. 28
To Queenstown \ Liverpool
Laconla Sept. 3", Scythla Oct, 14
Calls at  Plymouth, Eastbound
Money   Orders,   Drafts   &   Travellers'
Cheques, at lowest rates. Full information   from   Company's   Offices.   022
Hastings   St.   W„   Vancouver,   B.   C.
Last Day Bargains
in Ladies' Shoes
1   ^
Shoe Store, Cumberland
Must of oui- Ladies' Better Lines of medium and low heels, all must go at
Shoes that we have been selling din*- $2.95 a pair—all ol' these shoes were
ing this sale for S3.95 we offer on made to sell at $6.50 to SX.ol) a pair.
Saturday, September (PO Af? All are on good lilting last—all are
15th for  tPmm.UO good styles—and are more than liar-
Blondes - Siitins - Kids - Patents, high gains at, per pair       ...... . S2.!).">
MC\I/ "See our windows; ladies be wise and             NR\V
1>CW buy at  least 2 pairs at this price*             11|J"
r.rr.trt i-io Not all sizes in each line, bul most all CT'l/I re
STYLES sizes  in  the  lol Oil L.fc.3
Saturday, Sept. 15th is the last day of the Sale
Wo have just received direct from
the Eastern Manufacturers 1"> cases
of Ladies' New Styled 1'umps and
Dainty Strap Slippers at <J»/j r A
prices from $4.50 to tP\J.O\f
Wo will have these opened up and on
display  for your inspection on Saturday September 15th
Sneakers!      Sneakers!       Sneakers!
In order to clear all Tennis Lines wc
offer same lo you at below cost.
Here are a few prices:—
Child's Brown Strap Sneakers
size 4 to lO'/a	
Child's Brown llilaee Sneakers, sizes 1 to 10'.. 	
Girls' Brown Strap Sneaker;
sizes 11 to •>   	
All other linos and sizes priced
accordingly PAGE SIX
FRIDAY,   SKI'TEMBKR   14th,   192S
For the Wet Days
NEW .ARRIVALS -We have just received a shipment ot Ladled'
and Girls' Rubber Coats. Ladies' Leatherette Liudy Coats, In
shades Red. Green, Mine, and Black, with Belts, very snappy.
just the kind of coal you would like tn have during the wet
days. Price $7.95. Ladies' Rubber Coats several shades to
choose from price $4.95. Girls' Rubber Coals, shades blue, red
and green, for school days, just the coat to keep the girls dry.
price $3.95.   Rubber Hats to match the coats for girls, each 50c
One of the largest shipments of umbrellas  has just come to
hand aud are now on sale.
SUTHERLAND'S SPECIAL- We have selected one line of umbrellas for Ladies and Misses, with :i good assortment of handles
the covering of this umbrella will give you splendid wear, and
we figure it is a real Special at $3.95 ask io -.et' this line.
Ladies Umbrellas, a line
.suitable   for
andlos,  with a heavy cover
use,   price   $1.95
LADIES' UMBRELLAS—An assortment of the newest handles
wilh a special good cover, a really reliable umbrella, price $4.50
PRESENTATION UMBRELLA   Thia line is really an exceptionally line one, and you will be delighted with the assortment.
MEN'S UMBRELLAS—In  Men's Umbrellas we have two lines
which we ask yon to see.   One is priced at §1.9:"), an umbrella
good  enough to loose.
MEN'S SPECIAL—This  line is  worthy of real merit, and we
have every confidence in asking you to see it hefore purchasing.
City Meat Market
We carry at all times the best to be obtained:
Our Cooked Meats cannot Be Beaten.   We Have Built
Up a Reputation in This Line of Which We Are Justly
Proud.   Try Some of Our—
Orders Given mi Clyde fnr Britain's
Premiere  Burner of Powdered   Fuel
An Important development in marine engineering, which should react
favorably on the British coal industry, is to be Introduced on the Clyde,
I says The Times, London. In a cargo-
carrying steamer of 8,000 tons deadweight which the Berwtndmoor Company has ordered pulverized coal
will be used as fuel. This will he
the tlrst ship built or owned in Britain
in which this method of using coal
Will he introduced. As the machinery
and boilers will be of ordinary types,
comparisons will he possible with ex-
| i it ing installations regarding economy and efficiency.
The raw coal, which will be carried
In ordinary hunkers, will be pulver-
ized on board by a special plant. After being reduced to a llni' powder the
coal will pass Into a hermetically
sealed storage chamber, from which \
it will be delivered into ihe furnaces !
through nozzles and it will form a I
fine spray, which when burning, will!
maintain a constant boat. Tlie iml-
verizing plant need not he operate.! j
continuously, as its capacity exceeds
tho requirements nf the furnaces.
provision will be made, iherefore, for
storing t!i" find in comparatively
small   quantities,
Storing in a .ship will he made as
simple as on oil burners, while another important advantage of tlie system will be that British steamers will
be able to obtain their fuel from British coalfields and need not, as in the
car.e of oil depend on foreign sources
of supply.
Cumberland Personals
A surprise party was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Robertson
on Thursday evening in honor of Mr.
P, Hutchinson, the occasion being his
A very pleasant evening was had |
by all and dainty refreshments were ]
served. Those present were Mrs.j
Fletcher, of Nanaimo. Mrs. U. E. Rob-
ertson, Mrs. L. Hutchinson. Miss L.
Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Shields, Mr. i
and Mrs. R. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs.:
W. F. Hutchinson and Dr. Bruce Gor-
Mrs. R. Shrader, daughter of Mrs.
Richard Coe, who has been visiting
l.er mother for the past six months
left ou Friday lor her home in Richmond California.
■   *   *
Miss Doreen Bickerton returned
from   Vancouver on   Tuesday   last,
* i    »
Mr. and .Mrs. White returned to
Powell River tm Thursday.
Miss Lena .Merletti returned 'o
Cassidy on Monday. While in town
Miss Merletti acted as bridesmaid for
Miss Galliazzi at her wedding to Mr.
Thomas Baker.
Miss Annie Beveridge returned from
Port  Alberni  on  Sunday.
* *   *
Miss Margaret Robinson has left
for Victoria where she will attend
the   Provincial  Normal  School.
* #    *
Mrs, J. C. Brown returned on Tuesday from Victoria where she has been
spending a short holiday .
* *    *
Mr. Prank Dallas left on Tuesday
for Vancouver where he will spend
a few days.
* *   *
Miss Greta Kay, of l'nion B.iy. was
the guesi of Mrs. McRae during the
Mrs. Earl Fletcher and two children
of Nanaimo. arc spending a few days
in town, the guests of Mrs. Fletcbei''
sister, Mrs.  R. Robertson.
Master Willie Eccleston, who has
been spending a very enjoyable holiday at Royston, the guest of Mrs. \V.
W'hlte house left on Monday last for
liis home in Black Diamond. Wash.
Sunday School at the Cumberland
United Church will not he held until
Sunday,  September  ihe  23rd.
Sunday School al Holy Trinity
Clinch will re-open on Sunday, September tlie 23rd ai 2:30 in the afternoon.
Mrs. MacNaughton returned on Saturday from Victoria, where Miss MacNaughton will spend ihe winter at
St,   Margaret's  school.
City Meat Market
We Deliver
i'hone 111
ice For Sale
Cumberland, both in firat class shape.
One at $650 and the other at $1,00(1
Uoth Cash Deals. Apply ln flrst Instance to the Islander ofTlce.
On Thursday a lire broke out on the
West bunk of the Campbell River near
ihe David Vanslone homestead but
.lid no damage: in iact. because it was
closely watched, it has done a certain
amount of good.
HOUSE FOH SALE OH KENT 1- FOH SALE- Seven-roomed Hon?-
room House, barn aud garage; 5 Cor. Maryport avc. For further In-
acres of land. IVi miles from Cum-1 formation apply Miss A. Watson, 2527
berland, Apply Leighton, Cumberland,! Hemlock St.. Vancouver, B.C.
We commence from SATURDAY on with
Hot Tomales
The Royal Confectionery
Dr. MacNaughton left by auto for j
Nanaimo. Thursday afternoon, to at-,
tend a trial and will return on Friday.
Mrs.   C.   J.   Parnham   returned   en
Sunday  from   Vancouver   where  she I
has been spending a short holiday.
Miss Allison (leckie returned on'
Monday from Vancouver where she j
has been spending the summer holi- j
»   •   *
Mrs. William Graham returned
from Vancouver where her small
son  will attend school in the future,
* *   *
Mrs. Hicks and son. Albert returned
Thursday from Nova Scotia, whero
they have been visiting with Mrs.
Hicks' mother during the summer
* *   *
Mrs. R. D. Brown left Thursday
morning for Merritt to attend the
funeral of her mother, Mrs. A. L.
Thomson, who passed away in Detroit, Michigan, while on a visit
to her eldest daughter.
* •    *
Mr. Sidney Hunt entertained the
members of Mr. Harry Waterfield s
first aid team ou Saturday evening \
last, congratulating the younger mem-1
hers of the team on tlieir excellent ;
showing in the recent competition-
held   at   Nanaimo.
the installation ot a
Super Radio Service
in charge of
Qualified Radio Expert
Are you getting Full Satisfaction from Your Radio
Set?  If not, just phone us—consultation costs nothing
Arc you getting Volume without Distortion?
if not let us install a power tube.
Phone 26
LANGS' c',
hone 23
Bush Fires at
www rwww ▼^▼▼▼▼^r
Campbell River
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 phone 71
Campbell River. Sept. 10—Camp-
bell River district has been singularly
free of bush fires and until last Wednesday nothing had occurred to marj
the equanimity of the forest rangers!
ard otliev residents. Then it was that]
fire broke out on the holdings of '.he j
Lnmb Lumber Company, at Menur.ies:
Bay, about seven miles north of the j
Willows Hotel. For a timo it was fear-
ed that much of the equipment would)
be destroyed but. due to the efforts1
of a fire fighting crew this calamity j
was averted and the loss was confined |
.0 about a quarter of a million feet'
of timber that had been felled, buck-1
ed and ready for carriage to salt
water. This fire if now under control
and no further outbreaks are expected
in this quarter.
he most spectacular fire was start- j
3d at Duncan Bay on Saturday last,
the holdings logged until three!
yt ara ago by Merrill & Ring. On Sunday evening this fire had achieved!
such proportions that ashes were fall- (
at the Willows Holel, Campbell j
River, and the sky in the direction of j
Duncan Bay. four miles distant, had;
all the appearance of a grand pyro-1
technie display and a pall of smoke]
hung over the entire district. This
fire is in a section that makes work j
fire fighters extremely hard and
though representatives of the Forest
Branch had gone up to the scene of
tho conflagration early in thc morn-j
ing, it was found hard to attempt anything in the way of a comprehensive ,
plan of subjugation.   The situation is ^=
much improved to-day and the only j forestation   and   the   burning  out   ot Telegraph line that runs through the
damage done has been to natural re-j about half a mile of the Government centre of the burned over area.
Compare Values before you buy.
Valuos in Prices! Values in Quailty!
Look over these Values
Every item of Proven Reputation and Quality
Tiger Salmon, l/2s, 6 for  $1.00
Royal City Pork & Beans, 7 for  1.00
Pineapple, 2s, 7  for   1.00
Mackerel and Soused Mackerel, 4 for  1.00
Strawberry Jam,  4s,  new pack    65c
When you buy a radio you want absolutely the best
in radio enjoment. Vou want a radio sot that delights
the Bye—that fits harmoniously into the living room
or library.
Vou want a set thai enables you to select the
station you prefer and bring in clear and in ample
Vou want, a set that delivers under all conditions
sure dependable results. .-stn       ___„
Charlie Dalton
The Rogers gives you
this and   more
We selected the Rogers of all sots on the market as
our leader, as it is the est that money can buy.
Call any time you are passing and let us demonstrate
this wonderful radio to you.
No Batteries or Chemicals to bother with—Just
plug and tune in.
G. A.
Co., Ltd.
N'anaimo's Music and Radio House
Commercial Street       Xanainio and Cumberland, B.C.
Local Representative lt. A. Robertson
also a full line of
High Grade Chocolates
A. Henderson's
i   Friday and Saturday, (this week-end)
I September Uth and 15th
QjHERBERT BRENON ^ -g- ^■fc.w
FORT YMEN against four
thousand! A dramatic thrill
packed story of the French
Foreign Legion. A glorious
love and devotion story of
three rothers that leaves you
wit hthe feeling that "all's
0 well with the movies."
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladies' hnir cut any style 50c


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