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The Cumberland Islander Nov 23, 1928

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Array See
"Drums Of Love"
Cumberland Islander
at the Ilo-Ilo
this week-end
With which Is consolidated tho Cumberland Notre.
Large Numbers
At Funeral of
MissJA. Jones
Only Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Jones Beloved By All
;Who Knew Her
Emigration, Fisheries and Coal Discussed by Federal
The funeral of t!he late Miss Mabel
Jones, who died under distressing
circumstances at Cowichan Lake last
week, took place on Sunday at 3:30,
service being held iu Holy Trinity
Ariglclnn Church with the Rev. E. 0.
Robathan officiating,
The future of Miss Jones was full
of promise, and we dare not ask wny
she was taken from us In her prime,
unless, as flowers are picked hefore
the frost finds them, that we may not
witness their decay. It is sail indeed,
to see one so well equipped for life
taken so unexpectedly, yet for her
there was no standing on the border
land gazing Into the unknown, for
death came as the sunset dies along
tho 'hills when the day is over, Sho
lived a Christian life aud was a devoted daughter and sister. She was
In her early twenties; the time when
youth stands waiting before the hair-
open door thnt leads into a fairer and
more promising land ot dreams and
flowers. Bright, happy and cheerful,
Mabel Jones carried sunshine with
her wherever she went. She had always a pleasant smile for her friend;-
and her death came as a great shock
to her friends aud to her relatives who
loved her so deeply.
She was carried to her resting place
in the Cumberland cemetery by six
young men of the town who had been
her school pals, Messrs. John Richardson, Ben Horbury. W. Walker, W.
Brown, Dave Lockhart and Henry
Watson and the service at the grave
side was conducted by the ttev. E. 0.
Robathan. Many beautiful and costly
floral tributes were received, testifying to the great respect in which
deceased was held. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. T.
E. Banks, and n large number of residents attended to pay their last respects.
Floral Tributes |
Pillow from the family; Cross from
Pete; Mr. and Mrs. C. Pooley, Victoria,
cross; Jean and Mary Sutherland, Nanaimo, cross; Basket from the Cumberland and District Welsh Society.
Wreaths—Mr .and Mrs. George Ramsell;   Mr. and   Mrs.  A.  Lockhart  and
Dave;   Mrs.   Whitehouse   and   Willie;
Comox District Teachers' Association;
Mr. and Mrs. B, Peck, Camp; Mr. and
Mrs, Alex Derbyshire. Vancouver; Mr.
and Mrs. B. Broderick. Nanaimo; Mr.
Donald Smith. Victoria; Mr. and Mrs,
Harrison.   Camp;   Lady   Forresters;
William Whyte;   Mr. and Mrs. Sam.
Kohayakawo;    Mary   Gallaf rlo;    Mr.
and Mrs. James Walker and family;
Mr. and Mrs.  G. J.  Richardson  and
family;    Harllng    aud    Ledingham
Holy Trinity Church W. A.; Harriet
Vansaurrle; Uncle. Aunt and family,
Ladysmith; The Cowichan Lake Logging Co.; Mr. ond Mrs. A. Bird and
family; .Mr. and Mrs. Court; Pythian
Sisters;   Mr.   and   Mrs.   C.   DeCoeur;
Nixon Creek School Children.
Heart—Mr. and  Mrs. C. Gllson.
Sprays—Mr.   and   Mrs.   H.   Creech,
(Geraldine,  Rose   Spray);   James  W.
Taylor;  Mr. and Mrs. Lockner;  Mr.
and Mrs. Freeburn; Mr. and Mrs. T.
Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Finch
Mrs.   and   Mrs.   Saunders;   Mr.   and
Mrs.  Dave  Walker and  family;   Mr,
and Mrs. H. Waterfleld; Mr. and Mm,
F. SInughter;   Mr.  and  Mrs.  William
Devoy;   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Dick,   Camp;
Maud and Jessie Baird; George and
Sadie Brown; Mr. and Mrs. J. Lawrence; Carfal Miral Godson; BUI and
Buster;   Mr.  and  Mrs.  R. K. "Walker
and family; Audrey and Edna Gear;
Mr. Bert Wilson.
The Japanese Mothers' Association
of Cumberland donated to the Cumberland School Library on Thursday,
the sum of $25 in commemoration of
the coronation of the Emperor of Japan. The money will be expended on
the purchase of books suitable for the
needs of the Japanese students.
Old Time Resident
Succumbs After
Short Illness
Mr. D. Renwick Had Lived at
Union Bay Seventeen
The deuth occurred at the Cumberland General Hospital on Friday last
of Mr. David Frew Renwick, a resident of Union Bay for the past seventeen years. A native Bon of Nanaimo
Dave Renwick had many friends
throughout the northern portion of
the island who will mourn his passing after a short illness. Seventeen
years ago he moved with his family
from Nanaimo to Union Bay and has
resided at the shipping point ever
since. He was a frequent visitor to
Cumberland where he had many
friends, and was a regular attender
at the various whlst drives and socials
held tn the city.
Besides his wife Mr. Renwick is
survived by two sons, Percy of Union
Bay. and David of Horne Lake, and
two daughters. Mrs. Murdoch, of
Horne Lake, and Miss Dorothy, Van
couver. Ho also leaves three sisters,
Mrs. Mulr. Red Bluff. Call.; Mrs. Ad
am Thompson, San Diego, Cal„ and
Mrs. M. Manson. Stag Bay. B.C.; also
two brothers, Mr. Thoa Renwick, Nanaimo .and Mr. John Renwick, Grass
Valley, Cal.
The funeral took place on Wednesday from the residence of Mrs. Johns,
Milton street, Nanaimo, with the Rev.
Mr. Anderson officiating, Interment
taking place in the Nanaimo Cemetery.
Hunter Shot
ln Foot by Pal
Imperialites Fall To
Parksville Players
The members of the Parksville badminton club visiting the district on
Saturday took the majority of the
games away from the Imperialites
on Saturday afternoon at the Pavilion, Royston, winning twenty games
to fifteen and scoring 389 points as
against 367 scored by the locals,
Some very good games were witnessed and there waB a good gallery of
spectators present. During the afternoon refreshments were served by
an energetic committee and much
appreciated. We understand a return game has been arranged but the
exact date has not yet been announced
Following are the scores of all game3
played with the names of the Imperialites first in each instance:
Men's  Double*
Ash and Shenstone lost to Molliet
and Thwaites, 12-15.13-16; Wright and !
Graham won from Bourke and Smith,
15-6. 15-5.
Mixed  Doubles
Miss MacKinnon and Shenstone
lost to Mrs. Bourke and Molliet, 11-15,
4-15; Miss MacKinnon and Shenstone
won from Miss Park and Thwaites,
16-13, 7-15, 16-13; Mrs. Ash and Ash
lost to Miss Park and Thwaites. 14-17,
13-16; Mrs. Ash and Ash lost to Mrs.
Bourke and Molliet, 6-15, 1-15; Mrs.
Fairbairn and Wright won from Mrs.
Forbes and Bourke, 15-8, 15-5; Mrs.
Falrbalrn and Wright won from Miss
Feary and Smith, 15-1, 15-9; Miss
Carey and Graham won trom Miss
Feary and Smith, 15-7, 12-15, 15-9;
Miss Carey and Graham won from
Mrs. Forbes and  Bourke, 15-5, 15-10.
Camille De Coeur, of Cumberland,
whilst out hunting with his brother-
in-law, James Potter, was shot in the
foot through the accidental discharging of the rifle carried by Potter. The
pair were walking along a creek in
the viclnty of Union Bay when they
sprang a deer, De Coeur firing and in
the excitement it Is presumed young
Potter cocked his rlflle a 38-45.   De
ha»k I to Mrs. Forbes and Miss Park, 3-15,
i-15; Mrs. Falrbalrn and Miss Carey
Ladles' Doubles
Mrs. Ash and Miss MacKinnon lost
Coeur proceeded to climb the
alongside the creek, his companion
following right behind. Tn some manner not explained the rifle was discharged, De Coeur being hit in the
heel .the bullet passing between the
two main bones and coming out at j
the front of the foot. The Injured man
managed to make his way to the!
automobile parked on the roadside,
distant about one mile, and was driv-
en to Cumberland hy Potter and admitted to the hospital. An ex-ray
picture taken Thursday morning revealed that little damage was done,
ono of the bones Just being grazed.
lost to Mrs. Bourke and Miss Feary,
15-8, 14-16, 13-16.
Hen's Singles
Graham lost to Molliet. 12-15, 4-15;
Liidfos'   Singles
.Miss MacKinnon lost to Mrs. Forbes
9-11, 2-11; Mrs. Fairbairn lost to Miss
Park. 8-11, 3-11.
Twenty-five members of the Cumberland Board of Trade met at tbe
Waverley Hotel on Tuesday night,
when Mr. A. W. Neill, federal member
for Comox-Alberni was the guest of
honor. After an excellent repast
served by Mrs. Dallos and her staff,
the president of the looal board, Mr.
R. C. Lang lu a few well chosen
words Introduced Mr. Neill, the speak-1
er for the evening. The popular federal member took for his address:
emigration, fisheries and coal. He
said he would endeavor to treat all
t;hree subjects in non-partizan manner and without going too deeply into them, for said Mr. Neill "they are
all dry subjects." Presented as only
A. W. Neill can present a subject,
they were anything but dry, his audience listening very attentively.
"Many schemes" said Mr. Neill, "had
been tried by various governments
with regard to emigration, but as
soon as the government introduced
the scheme, the opposition would immediately begin to discourage it, finding fault with practically every phase
of the scheme. The public were familiar with many of the phrases used
by some of the politicians, one of
which we were all more or less familiar with was "fill our wide open
spaces." "Where are our wide open
spaces?" asked Mr. Neill. Answering
the question himself, he said "moFt
people would say, "on the prairies,
But are there any on the prairies?
You will find there that nearly all the
good land is held by big Interests and
by the railroad companies, consequently bhe only free land available
was probably some fifty or sixty miles
from a railroad and it was very unfair
to bring out an emigrant from the old
laud aud stick him on a section so
far reomved from a railway and ex
pect him to make good. Whilst tha
Peace River country had wonderful
possibilities, 1 think it very poor poll-
, cy to get settlers Into that country
wlhout adequate (transportation facilities. Personally l-.do not tihink
that the need or the country Is immigration. That will mean Increased
bread lines in the cities. No doubt
about It." He told IiIb audience that the
scheme advanced by .Mr. Drury came
nearer to being an ideal plan than
any one he had ever iheard of, one of
the points being stressed by Mr. Drury
being that industries from the Old
Land should be brought to Canada
and men along with tbe industries.
Emigration claimed Mr. Neill, waa
fostered largely by the big Interests,
shipping and railroad companies.
He next took up the fisheries question and gave a very detailed account
of the activities of the canners and
fishermen covering a period of many
years. He said it was almost im-l
possible to believe figures produced
by the different interests, as whilst
the same set of figures would be advanced to show a certain aspect, the
very same figures could be produced
by an opposite faction and so twisted
that one hardly knew what to believe.
He quoted the number of purse-seiners in operation ten years ago and
bow they had increased and how at
the present time through the activities of the fisheries department, certain areas had been restricted and
purse-seiners reduced in numbers.
Talking of the coal industry, ihe related how he had, in the interests of
a portion of the riding he represented,
written to the department about government boats being built as oil burners and quoted from a letter received
from Sir Henry Thonton where the
President of the National Railway
claimed a saving of $5000 per year
(had been affected on one boat alone
through the using of fuel oil in preference to coal. At the present time
he thought the only solution to thy
situation was the pulverizing of coal.
He had hoped to he able to tell tihem
that night just what the government
had done In that regard but had received word by wire that a letter was
In the mail for him. and as it was too
long it was impossible to summarize
It ln a wire as ihad been requested by
Mr. Neill, conseqeutly he did not have
the latest. Information on what the
government was doing, a condition
he was sorry about. He believed,
however, that a great deal of headway had been made and that the gov
ernment was alive to bhe situation.
He quoted Mr. B. F. Haanel. chief engineer of the fuel branch of the department of mines who had just re-
(Contlnued on page three)
Dawley Liquor Case Dismissed
The Dawley case has at last been
settled after several adjournments.
The case came up for hearing on Monday before Magistrate W. A. W. Hames
and was dismissed. Mr. Theed Pearse1
was prosecuting attorney and Mr. P.
P. Harrison was for the defence.
Witnesses for the crown were Corporal Matthews and Constable Ed.
Lee. The latter alleged he was sold
liquor by Dawley at the Courtenay
Corporal Matthews said he saw Lee
go Into the beer parlor door aud about
ten minutes later came out of the main
entrance of the Courtenay Hotel.
When Lee came out to his car where
Matthews was waiting for him, Lee
handed the Corporal a bottle of whls
key said to have been purchased off
Dawley. Mr. Harrison cross-examined both witnesses at length, especially
Lee. The witnesses for the defense
were T. R. Brazier and R. Rushton,
Cecil Dawley and the defendant as to
the actual incident, and R. Yates as
to the character of Lee.
In summing up for the defence, Mr
Harrison attacked the character of
Lee, stating that it was such as to
damage his reliability as a witness.
He said that while Lee might have
been sworn in as a constable and been
a constable for some time, he was
actually a stool pigeon and used stool
pigeons methods to get evidence.
Mr. W. A. W. Hames the magistrate,
made the remark that it was just the
kind of a case that left a bad tase in
he mouth and as there was a conflict
of evidence he would dismiss the case.
B.C. Resources Subject Of
Premier Tolmie's Speech
About sixty members of bhe Comox were concerned, it was a matter of
District Canadian Club met at the developing markets. The United
tt i ii . , t» i i.., ..„., ..,„ States were shipping apples to Chin;'.,
Union Hotel on Wednesday when the
Holland and other countries and there
Hon. s. P. Tolmle. Premier ot British | was mi eMWy remm wh), „ Q 3houM
Columbia   was   the   guest   of   honor.   ,1(), \m doing the same.
A quiet wedding took place on Wednesday, November 14, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Northcott, 5762 Fleming
street, Vancouver, when Mrs. Mildred
Walker and Mr. Charles Howard Murray, both of Royston, B.C., were
united in marriage by Rev. J. J. Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. Murray will reside
In Royston.
Date of Sole Changed
President Seymour Abrams was In
the chair and after an excellent dinner, he called the meeting to
order. In welcoming Premier Tolmie
to Cumberland, Mr. Abrams waxed
very enthusiastically eloquent and
paid the guest of honor a glowing
tribute, so much so. that the Premier
on rising said after listening to the
very able president he thought thai
Mr. Abrams should he the speaker of
the evening and not himself. In choos-l
ing for his subject "the resources of*'
British Columbia," Dr. Tolmie told
them that In no province was there
the same opportunities as in British
Columbia, and they ail ought to be
sufficiently conversant with Hum to
talk of them Intelligently, on thc train
whilst travelling and meeting strangers, on the street and In fact, any
place they might happen to be, not
boastfully, nor colored, but truthfully
and with conviction. He spoke of thu
small esteem Eastern Canada had for
British Columbia at confederation and
said that this province was the only
one that contributed a foot of ground
to help the building of that great national project, the C.P.R., a project
that had done more to building up
the prosperity of Canada than anything else he knew of.
The "sea of mountains as  British
Columbia   had   been   called   .had   2.1
million   acres   of   land   good   for   thi
plough, aud  was  using only  470,000
ncres of It; 160 million ncres ol range
land, land that would make a Texas
man's eyes pop right out of his head;
yet with all that land available they
were  buying  millions  of  pounds  of
food stuffs to feed themselves.
The three states to the south of us,
Oregon   and   California
69.7   per  cent,   of   tbenr
I range,  whilst  we  tit   B.C.  were  only
thnt| using 6 per cmL    Wg shoul(1 mnko
Criticism Unfair
And Unjustified
Verdict Of Jury
Account   of   Tragedy   at
Nixon Creek
With regard to the limber, B.C. had
half of the merchantable timber tn
Canada. He thought the time waa
ripe to make a thorough survey of
the timber comltlons aud intimated
that it was probably one of the first
things his government would do. He
proposed that in the contemplated
survey, provision would he made for
reforestation where it was needed
and  would  prove successful.
Hold Oul Great Opportunities
for Develupnieut
Coming to the mining prospects,
the Premier said it was the mines
I that held out to them one of he greatest opporunttles for development in
the province. Up to date, mining had
meant 900 million of dollars to the
province of which coal, since 1854
amounted to 266 million. Speaking
of the mines, the Premier said he had
been Informed by the province librarian. Mr. Hosie, that his (Dr. Tolmie's) father had recored the first
coal found on Vancouver Island, the
year being 18311. Coal, however, had
languished under Ihe competition of
fuel oil. hut he was happy to be told
that hetter times were ahead with the
uses to be made of powdeerd coal
He was also very Interested to learn
from his friend Col. Vllliers. that ii
wns quite possible that a process
might be found lor using bitunilnou-
coal so that power could be produced
from It cheaply and to compete with
electric power, that was worthy of
further investigation.
i Washington.
I were   using
a | use  of  our  land   and  feed   ourselves
The Anglican W.A. announce
their Christmas Sale of Work will be,
held  on  December  the  12th  Instead; declared the premier,
of the 5th as previously announced.!    So far as other agriculture products
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 22—Orders have Ithe general necessities
gone   out that from  and  after  Do-  Ion;
cember 1 until the approaching first | Creation of new aud modern me-
sesslon of the new legislature ends, I thods of handling intensified traffic
provincial ministers shall decline any and highway preservative problems;
and all further Invitations requiring Abolition of the secondary and du-
thelr absence from the Capital, where ( plicating tax on unearned increment
there are to be daily meetings of the | in sales of natural resources such as
Executive to formulate the sessional \ timber and mining lands anil water-
programme—also the Ministers must'powers;
have some time to prepare themselves Amendment nf the liquor laws so
for effective elucidation of depart- [ as to render them (as they are far
mental legislation forming factors of' from being now) one hundred per
such new policies.   What the Speech
from the Throne will disclose
Is still on the knees of the minor
gods. Outstanding issues are expected to be presented to parliament
for consideration and action may he
predicted, however, as including:
Betterment   of  machinery   for
cent,  enforceable;
Preliminary steps toward the creation of a Public Utilities Commission, with wide discretionary powers;
Adoption of proposals for develop*
ment of the mining industry hy encouragement of scientific prospecting,
the I enlistment of capital and more exlen-
more   profitable   marketing   of
and agricultural products;
Proposals for the solution in British Columbia's hest Interests of the
long-vexing Pacific Great Eastern
Revision of the provincial taxation
plan with particular reference to ro- j te
duct ions   in   income   and   succession  eg
duty levies, and toward cancellation
of the dual collections of Income tax I
hy  the   federal   authority,   the   war- j ty
time excuse for which has long since
Creation of new machinery of game
administration under a staff of experts;
Scaling down of charge against Sumas reclamation and Okanagan Irrigated lands, and development of other I are the
fertile areas  contained  fn   the  Koo-1 |)V the I
tenay flats; i t(,n
slve utilization of marketable by-pro
Concrete settlement plans for rati
llcation by the Imperial authorities
covering the placing on the Idle acres
of British Columbia of large numbers
of British Settlers annually, with In-
gent measures assuring their sue.
, In their environment.
Earnest of the business acceptability of the new Tolmie government  *s
evident   in   marked   rival   of   intere.-t
by Britl'h and foreign capitalists in
the Industrial opportunities of various
hinterland areas of British Columbia
requi 'Ing  railway  facilities  primarily
for  their  successful   exploitation
Mo t  prominent   in  ihls connection
■ens naturally to he served
<!. !•'.. aud its projected ex-
> tap the Peace River grain
Hetter Heads
The mountains in British Columbia
are one of the greatest assets we
have; tourists come here one year, tell
their friends and a further crop come
the next year. We can sell scenery
year by year, and we have more to
offer than tbe famous mountains of
Switzerland, Talking of the tourist
trade led the premier lo roads aud
he expressed the belief that it was absolutely necessary to develop roads
throughout the province to keep pace
with the development of the automobile. Roads must be wider aud hard-
surfaced and fewer curves. We must
try to build them properly at the beginning rather than cheaply and have
to renew them every few years. We
have a wonderful climate, second to
none in Hie world and our ports are
wide open 386 days a year.
He advocated inter-provincial trading, and suggested to Premier Itrown-
lee, whom he met a few days ago, to
get his people lo trade east and west
rather than north and south. Keep
the dollar at home until the edges
wore thin, then If one desired, trade
Summing up the Premier said, "wt
huve a country bristling with opportunities hut the trouble Is to get men
to take hold of them. It Is up to the
people of British Columbia to realize
the great gifts that have been given
them aud to do their best to develop
them  for their own advantage."
The premier was given quite an
ovation on taking his seat and on motion of Mr. Anderton, seconded hy
Mr. Kailie, a hearty vote of thanks was
tendered Dr. Tolmle for bis very Interesting talk.
During his stay In Cumberland, the
Premier was the guest of Lleut.-Col.
C, W. Vllllers at Beaufort House, returning to the capital nn Thursday
After tin> meeting adjourned, tli-
Premier stayed around renewing acquaintances nnd bad a short session
with our local member Dr.
"This jury Is of the opinion that the
deceased came to her death through
a self-inflicted gun shot wound, while
temporarily insane.
"We are further or the opinion that
this mental state was the result of unjustifiable, unfeeling and underhand
criticism of her work ou the purl of
two members of the school hoard.
"Further, we are of the opinion that
the School Act should be amended in
uch a manner as to place the affairs
or the school districts in the hands
of competent trustees, not necessarily
elected, thus freeing the teacher from
the gossip of irresponsible aud petty
The above is the verdict of the jury
at an inquest held by Dr. H. P. Swan,
coroner, in the Courthouse, Duucau,
on Friday evening, to Inquire Into tlie
death of Miss Mabel Estelle Jones,
school teacher at Camp ti. Cowichan
Lake Logging Co., who was found
dead in her cabin on Wednesday
morning last.
In a letter addressed to Mr. Chris
Gllson,   managing   director   of   the
camp,  the  girl  herself declared  that
the criticism of-the school board waa
the cause  of her  death.    The  letter
which was found lying ou her breast,
"School Complaints.
"1,   Flag flying continually.   To be
rasied and  lowered every school day
in  the future .  (weather permitting*.
"2   Careless manner in  which the
children   are  allowed   to  march   into
"3   School room discipline lacking.
"4   Teacher   allowing   children   to
waste scribblers.   Also the pasting of
cut-outs In good scribblers.
Dear  Friend:
"If yon  wonder at all  why I did
this you will find the reasons above.
"There are a few people who would
like me out of the way, so I am trying
to please them.
"I tried to talk to you to-night, f
wanted to lell you this and ask yon
to help me get another school. You
said that. I was to look on you as a
sincere  friend—more  than  that.
I know this is a coward's way of
doing things, but what they have said
about me almost broke my heart, and
they are  not true.
"Forgive me, please. Say it was an
The jury deliberated for almost an
hour   before   reaching   their   verdict.
Mrs. J. R. Hewitt entertained the
members of the Sewing Club at her
home on Wednesday evening.
Musical Service
Mr. T. Lewis accompanied by members of the First United Church Choir
and Imperial quartette of Nanaimo.
assisted by a violinist, will have
charge of the musical part of the service at Cumberland United Church
Sunday evening, November 25th at
7 p.m.   Everyone cordially Invited.
Formulation of comprehensive andjarles, in reaped to which al loasl
scientific parks development scheme, j f(mr 8epnrate and distinct proposals
ror the expansion of profitable tourist | have been advanced by private capl-
trade and widespread advertisement | ,ui, flll of which would appear more
of the residential and industrial op-1 favorable than any mod
portunltfes of this  Pacific province
Inauguration of a comprehensive
road building and improvement programme featured by the commencement of hard surfacing of the more
Important trunk roads In densely
populated districts such as thot of
the lower Fraser Valley;
Demonstration of the obligation of
tho federal authorities to contribute
to he costs of Inter-provlnclal roads
now constituting nn Important feature of the transportation service for,
gested by the former Llbe
ment during its eleven yet
Concrete   proposals   are
also for railway building n
o or sug-
.1 govern-
rs" tenure,
a new Pn-
Vancouver Artists
At Burns' Social
Tho Cumberland Cronies" Burns'
club will boh! a social evening followed by a dance on Saturday, Dei-ember 1st. Vancouver artists will
entertain with Scotch songs and elocution, assisted by local artists. Veterans' Hall. Saturday, December 1st.
I Watch for further announcements,
This should i>e worth while entertainment,    All  Interested should  make  a
| point   of attending.
Olfic port at Stewart from the Eastern provincial boundary, with Inel-
dental development of extensive ngrt-
' cultural and mining areas In Intervening territory.
Another  railway, to  cost   uproxim-
ately   15,000 000,   is   projected   (nnd
application for charter filed) to give
(Continued on Page Three*
Tiie regular meeting of the Gedunk
Club was held at the home of Miss
Owen Emily on Wednesday evening.
After the business of the meeting had
been discussed a very pleasant evening was spent in playing games and
telling fortunes. Dainty refreshments
were served by tbe Misses Owen Emily and IsabeUe Herd. The majority
of the members were present.
The jurymen were Messrs. 0. T.
Smythe, chairman. C. W. O'Neill, C.
B. Mains, R. F. Corfleld, it. S. A,
Jackson and J. A. Kyle.
Proceeding opened at 6:80 p.m. in
Mr. R. H. Whldden's funeral parlors, where the jury were sworn in
and viewed the body. The Inquest
was then continued at the courthouse.
There were eight witnesses, and as
many of them were cross-examined at
some length, lt was 9:30 p.m. before
the jury reached their verdict.
There were quite u number of spectators. Among them sat tbe unfortunate girl's father. Mr. Samuel
Jones, who had come down from Cumberland, with Mr. Richardson, Mr.
Ramsell and Mr. T. H. Mumford.
Constable's Account
Constable A. Dunbar, Lake Cowichan, gave evidence that news of the
girl's death had been telephoned to
him at ,i:.lii on Wednesday morning,
The message had come from the McDonald-Murphy camp and bad been
taken there by relay, the phono at
Camp G, Cowichan Lake Logging Co.,
where the fatality had occurred, being
oul   of  order.
He had Immediately lefl for Camp ti
hy boat and on his arrival there at
about 12:16 a.m. hail he. a met liy Mr.
Chris (Jilson. managing director, nnd
another man. They had told htm
I what they knew of the tragedy and
had shown him to Miss JoneB' cabin.
; This consisted of three nunns, bed-
I room, sitting room and kitchen, with
Ihe sitting room io the centre.
He aud the other men had entered
by the sitting room dour, which was
unlocked hy Mr. Gllson They had
found he girl in (his room lying on
her back, with bands and legs outstretched, near the kitchen door. Near
her left side was a l!" rifle. The gun
was lying as though ii had fallen. The
muzzle was close to lor head and the
stock away from her body.
She was fully clothed with the exception ofa bat. She wns wearing an
overcoat as though «he had just come
In from out of doors, Her clothing
was In perfect order. On her breast
and on the floor near her left hand
were what appeared to Im notes.
Before touching anything he had
examined the premises. Everything
was  fn  perfect   order     The bed  wa?
(Continued  on  Pago  2)
The Cumberland Islander!
i ment, respect her authority and fear her displeas-afcCSMK::
ure.   The teacher must cherish an abiding love'"
i for her pupils, and that love in the infliction of
j necessary   punishment   in   the   management   of
But what of the teacher herself; Does she
receive from the board of school trustees that respect which should be her due'.' In a good many
cases the answer is no. Within the last few days
a young teacher, a Cumberland girl, died.   Was
■ she sent to her death by unfair and unjustified
criticism   of   certain   members   of   the   school
s trustees connected with the school at which she
was teaching? We have always held the belieij*
that school trustees sometimes do overstep the i
mark, but until the system of choosing trustees 11
is altered, there does not appear to be any remedy. 11
We believe that school trustees should be chosen j 1
THE MOST powerful agency in school management is kindness. There is no force on earth
so potent as love. When it has possession oi
tlie human heart it is all pervading and overpowering, and especially if brought to bear upon
sympathetic childhood and youth. The teacher
must rule by kindness, have a uniformity of good
will, earnest sympathy, and hearty generosity
habitually exercised towards her pupils. The
teacher alone who loves her pupils has power to
gain their love and confidence, which should be
their chief reliance in school management. An
affectionate pupil will confide in a teacher's judg-
'iia»e;;r)a».    -♦•    ♦
for their educational qualities, irrespective of
whether they are property holders or not, and not
because they are property holders with no educational qualities, Did the school teacher in question die in vain'.' We are prepared to say no she
did not. Conditions will arise from this tragedy
so that school teachers throughout the Province
will not lie subject to unfair criticism and interference from trustees and employees of school
Special Display
Criticism Unfair
And Unjustified
(Continued from Page One>
: or tha'
made and tho bureau tidy
were no si^ns ot dlsturbano
anyone else bad been there.
On the table was a box of opened
stationery, a case containing .22 short
shells, a short piece of lead pencil
and a crumpled handkerchief. Before
these a chair had been drawn up, apparently in ;i position for writing. He
had found another case of .22 shells
in the drawer in the sitting room.
Picks V.\) Notes
He bad then picked up the notes.
The one on ber breast was folded several times, so that the address was
down. He had picked it up and turned
it over. On the other aide the name
"Mr. Gllson" waa written In pencil.
He bad unfolded and read the note,
which was written on plain white paper about the size one usually gets in
pads. It was not the same satlonery
as that found on the table.
Tbe second letter was written on
paper similar to that iu he box of
stationery on the table. It was written lu pencil and addressed to "Pete'
Hoth were read and shown to the jury.
While in the cabin the constable
had taken four photographs, showing
the position of the girls' body, arrangement of the room, gun, stationery, etc. They were shown to the
The constable had then examined
the body. Blood from mouth and nose
had run down the face to the floor,
lie had noticed no other wound. He
had opened the mouth, but was unable to distinguish whether or not she
had shot herself there. He had made
no other physical examination. He
had then taken the body to the foot
of the lake for shipment to Duncan.
The rifle was then shown to the
jury, the constable pointing out that
it wns exactly as found. The empty
shell was still iu the breech. .Near the
end of the barrel was a slight coating
of what appeared to be face cream.
The constable said that lie did not
know to whom the ride belonged.
Doctor Finds Cause
Dr. G. W. Klssett then read his report   of   the   autopsy,   which   he   had
performed on Thursday. He had
found a powder burn and bullet wound
on the chest. The bullet had taken
a course -slightly upward and to th1.1
left. After passing through the heart,
the bullet had lodged In the lung,
■which bad totally collapsed.thus leaving no doubt that the bullet was the
cause of death, All oilier organs had
been in proper condition, he said.
He hail investigated and found that
a .22 of tlii kind would only leave a
powder mark if shot within four
inches of tbe spot where the mark appeared. It would leave a powder mark
if held directly against the body.
}lr. Oils oil's Evidence
Mr. Chris (Jilson president and
managing director, Cowichan Lake
Logging Co, Ltd.. said that lie had
known Miss Jones since sho had begun to teach In the school about fifteen months ago. It was her llrst
school, she being only eighteen when
she came to them. Though shy and
retiring, she had been a very lovable
typo of girl and had been the camp
Until recently hi' did not think
had ever had one unkind word
in her. She had known nothing but
the loving care of her parents. lie had
done bis best to continue this at the
camp. They had built her a new
school and bud fixed up her cabin to
try and make it more cosy and homelike.
Mr. Gllson said that though she
had been criticized for trivial things
they had hurt her very badly, because
-he bad never before been criticized
for anything. Then- had also been
some camp gossip, he thought
He had first heard crltlclsmn of her
■•vork some time hack,  but  bad paid
little attention to ii
] Ml told him that i
lino shape.
He hud asked the girl to ireat hlrn
a   second   father   nnd   had   often
spoken to her about her work. He had
recently nsked her t() come to him if
there was any more criticism and she
had said she would.
llnrrels Noi  Speaking
He had last spoken to her nt a house
party on Tuesday night, the night before the tragedy. She had seemed dc-
ressed and he had meant to ask her
v hat the trouble was.   Mr. Gilson said
Unit it was the greatest sorrow of his
lire that he had not done so.
He learned of the tragedy on Wednesday morning when Mr. Peck had
run to him and said"Mabel has killed
herself," He had immediately started
for her cabin, stopping on the way at
the house of her liance, Mr. "Pete"
O'Neill, who was in serious condition
as the result of the news.
Entering the cabin he had found
that she was dead. He had ordered
the place lockeil until lhe police should
come. At 12:15 he had made a second
inspection with Constable Dunbar.
Like the constable, be had (bought
the girl shot In the mouih.
Replying to questions.  Mr.  Gilson
said  that tbe school had  three  trustees.   He was not one of them.
Mrs. DnvJ'*8 Discovery
Mrs. James Clark Davy said that she
had  known  the deceased  for  only  a
month.    On Wednesday morning, her
husband had told her that Miss Jon
had  not gone to the school  and bad
asked her to find out if she was ill.
She had knocked at the door of the
teacher's cabin but had received no
answer. Sho had then called out "Are
you sick, Mabel?" No answer. She
had then entered and found Miss
Jones lying on the floor. At first she
had thought that she was HI but on
going closer found that she was dead.
There was blnod on her tace and her
eyes were open.
She had then told her hushand oi
tlie discovery and had watched as the
men wont fn. They had locked tlie
door in her presence, she said, Tbe
witness said thai Miss Jones had never
spoken to her of any trouble.
Story oi fiance
Mr. Arthur Chester (Pete) O'Neill
said that he had known deceased
about fifteen months. They were engaged  to he married.
On Tuesday evening he had brought
her her mail and they had talked for
some time on the steps of her cabin.
Mr. Roberl Magnone. secretary of
the school board, hud come to them
Witness had moved off a few feet and
had begun to split some wood for Miss
Jones. The secretary handed her the
school flag, which be had been repairing. He had then given her the
document saying "Here are a few
complaints 1 wish you to attend to."
She had gone Into tbe house an I
apparently read the note, for she
came out crying a few minutes later
She  and   the  secretary  had  then
ahum Z;\b u.m. bhe was suli brood-IS
ing ovor her trouu.es ut that time.
Miliars said that site hud mentioned
Her troubles otuy once betore and hau
not seemed greatly concerned, sue
mm never BUid an.,thing about camp
gossip, j-or some tune ner motiier hau
ueen seriously in and lie anew that
sue was greatly worried over this
Nevertheless he thought the trustees
criticism ol ner worn was the primary
e ot her death.
e hau said once before that she
not afraid to uie. lie had never
her with a gun, but she had tola
lust summer that she had .t'i
and cartridges.
Witness said that he was not in the
habit ol entering her cabin. He had
ueen in only once, with someone els-j.
They had made this decision because
they were afraid of talk.
Mr. O'Neill was questioned ou tne
passage in her letter to him which
says; "If only L could have marred
you m Christmas, 1 wouldn't care
what they said." He said that it was
she, not be, who had objected to marrying at Christmas. She did not wish
marry because she would not have
time to help her mother or to gel a
trouseau ready. There hud been no
dispute on  this point.
; gave it as liis opinion that th'
people" mentioned in .her let
Ir.   Uilson   were   tiio
i ihe complaints
Sccri'iarjV Statement
'. Robert Magnone said that lie1
was secretary of the school board at
Camp (i. The other members of the
hoard were Mrs. 11. Peck and Mr. W.
.Miller. There had been no meetings
of the school board since its election.
.Mr. Magnone described Miss Jones as
"The finest girl 1 ever met."
ill- had known deceased since her
arrival in the camp, but had had few
interviews with her. Last term he had
thought her ,i very good teacher, but
this term he considered that ber work
had only been fair.
Mr. Magnone admitted that he had
hud no previous experience in his
work aud had no real standard to
judge her by. Nevertheless he had
not  been satisfied witli the progre.-n
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the Inspector
erythlng was in
cussed the contents of the note. She!'I
said that she had several times asked
tlie carpenter to fix the fing rope, a3
it frequently tangled. Witness had
heard her say that she had trouble i.i
undoing the knots ton. The secretary
had suggested that the work might be
done hy some of the older hoys.
.Miss Jones had admitted thai having the children paste pictures In their
•ribhlcrs was not absolutely neces-j
sary hut had said thai she thought
that it was within her righs as teacher to have them do tills.
Secrciary ami Scribblers I
With regard to wasting scrlbbleia,
the secretary had said that there were
more scribblers used In one year than
he had used in all his school day.-*.
Witness said that the secretary did
not speak harshly.
Mr. Magnone had then gone away
and .Miss Jones had gone into iho
house. She was .si ill crying when wit-1
ness saw her live minutes' later. He
had asked her If she wasn't laking il
too seriously. She replied (hat sho
could not help it. She said that she
was sure that, parents had been criticizing her before their children aud
said that she could not hear to meet
the children after this. Finally she
had  decided  to resign.
In order to try to make her forget
her troubles be had begged ber to
come to a party with him. She hid
consented, though with reluctance, Ai
the pany she had brooded and had j
asked him lo lake her home early, j
saying that she was tired.
They had returned to her cabin and
talked on the doorstep for over an
hour. She said casually that she'd
like lo end It nil. He had pointed out i
that this would he selllsh and she bnd
finally agreed not to do It.
He bad begged her to stay on until
Christmas and had offered to marry
ber then instead of In June, as originally planned, She bad refused Io do
this, however, because she would be
unable to huy a trouseau by that
time as she was sending money to
her mother, who was 111.
Blames Trustees' Criticism
After again discussing the contents
of the  note, wlmeBB  had  left her at
1 ihe
ihat he bail
sonic miiict
making in a
road  over.
was   sensitive
he was doing her a favour.
Told Her to Furget
Mr. Magnone described how he had
taken the note to Miss Jones. When I
he came up she was talking to Mr.!
O'Neill on the doorstep. He had given her the Rag and then the note,
She had gone Into tbe bouse and read .
the complaints. She came out crying ■
and said that the discipline had only
been complained of by two mothers.
She added that she sometimes made |
the children march in and out three j
or four times until they had done it
eorrectely, Not wishing to hurt her.
he had then told her to forget about
the complaints.
With regard to the four complaints..
Mr. Magnone said that the llrst about
the flag, had been drawn to his atten-
! lion  by  Mrs.   Peck.    He  had  agreed
He had thought thai  he'wilh  her.    Mrs. Peck had  also told
to do ibis.   Witness said1 him of the allegedly careless way in
gone to try to point out which  the children were allowed to
mistakes  ihat   she  was  march into school, but he had not se-
i effort to smooth a rough  couded this.
He had known  that  she!    The complaint regarding discipline
had  though!   that'had  been  formulated  from  what  he
hail   learned   from  his  children.    He,
had received no direct complaint aboul
(Continued on page three)
of his children.
Mr. Magnone said that it was he
who bad written mil ihe four school
complaints ami taken them to Miss
Jones. |[c bad done so on his own
Initiative, without holding a meeting
or receiving other authorization from
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23. 1928        /
The Hunchback Of
Notre Dame
Coming to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Thurs., Frid., Sat.
December 6. 7, 8
Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th
"Drums Of Love"
Based on tlie
historical  ineidt
ol Pranclscn
De  llimini
Lionel Barrymore
Don Alvarado
Tully Marshall
William Austin
The struggle of man for
woman! Of woman for
birthright — love! These
are the materials which
Griffith's genius has blended into his most marvelous
creation, "Drums of Love!"
Monday and Tuesday, November 26th and 27th
He was a young lawyer on the
thresh-hold of fame—this was
his first big case—his future depended on his winning—yet he
bared his own shameful past to
save the life of the prisoner. . .
Wednesday and Thursday, November 28th and 29th
Adults 50c    -    Doudle Attraction    -    Children 25c
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Ronald Colman
Vilma Banky
Flashing Steel! Fiery Love! Passions Aflame! Beauty! 'The flight
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mallc thrill in this greatest of all
Romantic Spectacles.
"See il."    You'll tell your friends.
"Wickedness Preferred"
starring Lew Cody and Aileen Pringle
She thought he was a cave man like the heroes of his
books .... but he got rheumatism, not romance,
from the cave-man life ... a laugh a minute in the
greatest hit of the popular screen comedy team
Inspector to Be Appointed Fori
Saanich lias asked tlie Provincial
Government to appoint Joseph M, i
Paterson as Municipal Inspector of
Schools, to take office at the commencement of the New Year. It is expected that the appointment, already
approved by Superintendent of Education Dr. s. J. Willis, will he ratified
by the government. ,
Some months ago the hoard invited ;
applications for the post of munlcl-1
pal inspector of schools and from i
those applicants has selected .Mr.,
Paterson, ttie choice being accorded j
approval   by  Dr.  Willis.
Lon if Experience
Mr. Paterson was born in Ontario.
He has been a member of the provincial staff of school inspectors for ten
years, and for nearly seven years has
been in charge of schools in Nanaimo
district. Prior to his service at Nanaimo he supervised schools in Prince
Rupert district.
The Initial salary attached to the
new post will he $3,400 annually, and
the appointment will not he revocable
by the municipality.
Friday and Saturday,|Nov.fi30th and Dec. 1st
Beter  and   Happier   Economic
and  Social  Situation  for
Those Who Live in
Mining Fields
Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 22—Germany's
commercial success In making synthetic gasoline from soft coal, and
incidentally also making soap from
coal to which the Standard Oil Company has acquired American rights,
was described today to the International conference of bituminous coal
at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. The story was told by a man
who is marketing the synthetic gasoline in German filling stations of Dr.
Carl Kraueh, director of the German
dye trust. Kraueh said gasoline may
be changed in the making at will into the "most diverse marketable products, such as kerosene, gas( oil and
lubricating oils." Dr. Thomas Baker,
president of the Carnegie Institute,
forecast a better and happier economic and social situation for those
who live in the mining fields whoa
the industries that arise from the
liquifying coal are established. He
thought the first steps in this countrv
are likely to be the establishment of
chemical industries at the coal fields;
the piping of gas remaining after the
Ilquification direct from the mines to
great cities; the extension of coke
production and the making of fertil
izers and liquified fuel.
'in the amayng underworld romance
A vivid dama of an unseen city- - -
The Underworld!
LON CHANEY gives his mosl effective performance
now as the underworld leader in this trobbing film
production.   A spatter oi' bullets in the dark .... a
battle of crook against crook and the flowering
of a beautiful romance in this amazing setting.
Thrills - Mystery - Terror
as a setting for a
glorious love
Cumberland will he strongly repre
sented at Courtenay, Friday November 30th when the St. Andrew's So
ciety of Comox Valley will celebrate
St. Andrew's Day with a banquet and
Under the chairmanship of President R. A. Wilson, many of ihe outstanding Scottish speakers In tha
province have accepted invitations to
be present, Peter McCarrick of Vancouver, B. C, heading the list. Mr.
McCarrick who ts well known to
Cumberland Scots will gie the principal toast "The Day and a' wlia'
honor it" and from his extensive
knowledge of his subject can be fully
depended upon to do it full justice.
Dr. G. K. MacNaugton, M.L.A., will
respond to the toast of "Our Province'
while Seymour Abrams, Union Hay
will act in a like capacity regarding
"The Dominion." Robert J. Filberg
one of the wittiest speakers in ihe
district will propose the toast to "Tlie
Other speakers will he Mayor John
McKenzie, W. P. Beavan, Hen Hughe*.
John Inglis etc.
The musical programme is a lengthy
one and among those figuring on It
are Mrs. Finch and Bob Goodall of
this city.
Two Banff Festivnl gold modal Is tb,
Miss Jean Carrick and George Mclnnes will be featured.
Criticism Unfair
(continued from Page Throe)
bettered by a new teacher.
In her opinion, they should have a
man, as he should he able to keep better discipline. Mrs. Peck said that
she knew of an experienced teacher,
whom she thought would do very well
for the post. She denied that she had
had any Intention of speaking to the
inspector regarding a new teacher.
Witness said that, she had not seen
the paper handed to Miss Jones hy
the secretary. She did not know that
he was going to do tbis.
Mrs. Peck said ttiat she had good
cause to complain, as her children
were not getting ahead as she thought
they should. She bad not spoken to
Miss Jones about this, however.
She had mentioned the first complaint regarding the flag ,to the secretary. She had agreed with the secretary's opinions about the marching
The derivation of the title of
the Fannie Hurst story "Roulette," upon which Richard Barthelmess' picture, "The Wheel
of Chance," coming to the llo-
llo Theatre this Monday and
Tuesday, was based, is a matter
of interest.
In tills story of Russia and
New York, the star plays a dual
role—two brothers, one of whom
Is red-headed, the other dark
Symbolically, the title Indicates
the part Luck and Fate play in
'human affairs and as in the
famous game of chance, the red
or biack must either win or
Fannie Hurst wrote tlie original story from which this Alfred Santeil production for First
National Pictures Is adapted. It
is said to be one of the most
dramatic vehicles in which Barthelmess   has   ever  appeared.
NEW SERIAL- 1st chapter, Dec 3, 4
She had not complained about the discipline, but Mr. .Magnone iiad mentioned it to her. The secretary had
made the fourth complaint. She did
not care what was done with the
scribblers as long as tiie children
were learning. No complaints had
been made to the third member of
the board, Mr. W. Miller, nor bad they
ever been formally before tiie school
Mrs. Peck admitted that she was not
very familiar with the school act. She
had read "almost all of it."
Source of Complaints
Witness said that she had heard
quite a number of complaints, some of
them from outside sources. One of
these had protested against .Miss
Jones' practice of making the children
write lines as punishment. She admitted that most of I lie complaint1!
came from "women's conferences."
Questioned, Bhe replied thai her only reason for this was that she did
not think Miss Jones a good teacher,
There hail been no jealousy, witness
said. She had not heard of any talk
and had no Idea why Miss Jones com- '
milled suicide.
Witness was then shown the note
addressed lo .Mr. Gllson, told lo "note
the teardrops," and asked whom sho
thought was meant by "Thero are n
few people who would like me oul of I
the way." After many evasive replies,
witness finally admitted that tho
school hoard were probably meant.
Of  EmrlM.   Paroiiluire
Miss Jones, who had been al the
Jake only fifteen months, was 20 years
Id. Her father is Mr. Samuel Jones, j
a miner in Cumberland. Both lie and
Jicr mother are English, the family
coming to Canada fifteen years aao.
The body was taken to Cumberland
on Saturday morning by Mr. T. E3,
Ranks, Cumberland undertaker. Burst took place there ou Sunday.
Thur., Fri, Sat.. Dec. 6, 7, 8
The Geatest Screen Attraction of feAife!
Give Iho kiddies a thrill. Let them'
-dsii Cavln's Shoe Store on Thursday.
Friday and Saturday, December 20,;
1, 22 and Gel Santa what they want
He will endeavor to give all kiddies
a present on Christmas Eve. Watch,
for ihe announcements,
Lives of flappers oft  remind  us,
N'er in  strange cars far to roam.
Lest we're forced to leave behind  us
Footprints as we're walking home.
;      ^sMbWM
■atofl    ■,   • V V
I   —Jfnss niriiinst class.
A  nobleman in peril of life,
•   -  A Throne rorked lo Its centre.
fame  ami  fortune.         . .
•       A city sucked and burned.
A hopelesR lover labored to
j      A  Mother irrleLdMnicted,
riirlitful  vriitrciii.ee.
Fresh baked [or everyday needs.   It' they were homemade they couldn't be any better.
Mann's Bakery
"The Home or lliKli Class Cakes S Pastries"
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical i
Association, 1S4 Collego Street,
Toronto, will be answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
and treatment will not be answered.
Why Report (diiiiminlcable Diseases I
There exists, in ull parts ot Canada,
laws which require that, when a communicable disease occurs, its occurrence shall be promptly reported to
the health authorities. It ts known
that such reporting is not by any
mcaifs complete, as is also the fact
the work, but a more important phase
is that of tracing back and lindlng
the source of the case. If this is done
the source is not removed and may
continue to be responsible for more
It is the reporting of an unusual
number of cases of typhoid fever
which tlrst directs the attention of the
health authorities to the need for action to discover the break in the protective machinery. If the first knowledge they have Is of the deaths which
occur, needless delay in dealing with
Hie cause results; many more cases
and deaths follow because of this delay.
thut many law-abiding citizens evade Tt,e COntrol of communicable diseases
the law In this respect whenever pos-  is a community problem.   Its success
Tbe   reporting   of   certain   diseases
is  required for several reasons.    In
will be largely measured by the extent to which all citizens co-operate
in the effort.   Just ns long ns cases
Mutual Life of Canada
If interested in a sound investment studv this result
of policy in Mutual Life
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30 yearB
Net Cash Paid
by Assured
Cash. Paid
by Mutual Llle
Amount Received
for Each {100 Invested
Regular   Dividend   Allotment   for   1928—{3,400,000
In addition to this a special Cash Dividend ot $700,000 Is now
being distributed to policy liol.ler.s
Phone 83L
bhe llrst place, the health authorities i are hidden or not being reported In
who are responsible for Uie control order to evade personal Inconvenience
ot communicable diseases cannot set j even if isolation In the home Is prop-
tlie control machinery to work until erly carried out. the health authori-
they know that disease exists. The 1 ties are being hampered in their wor':,
control does not exist merely In plac- which, after all, Is for the protection
ing a placard ou the house ami quar-1 of the very people who sometimes
antining the inmates.   That is part of! hinder their efforts.
A. W. Neill
Addresses Local
Board Of Trade
(Continued from page 1
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autoa for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage it' desired.
Phones 4 and (il
Cumberland, B. C
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144 (]0< 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, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
turned from die world fuel conference held at London, England. Mrs.
Haunci estimates that it %take:i ten
million horse-power to run the motor
ears now in daily use In Canada. A
new source of supply he says, is necessary, and to that end. tiie most
exhaustive research is in progres.-,
all over the world. Mr. Neill said that
the solving of tlie coal problem meant
u whole lot to Cumberland and lie
would ilo all In his power to further
any scheme that might be advanced
to benefit the coal industry. Ho was
very pleased to hear that conditions Cumberland had been brighter
than for some time and sincerely
hoped they would continue.
Mr. T. H. Mumford proposed a
hearty vote of thanks to tihe speaker
of tlie evening, Mr. W. P. Symons seconding.
Following the talk hy Mr. Neill a
discussion followed and a resolution
sent out by the associated boards of
trade of Vancouver Island received
tlie endorsution of tlie local board,
The meeting also went on record as
favoring thu altering of Royston Station to Royston, B.C., .Mr. Neill promising to take the mutter up with the
proper  auhorities.
as the Liberal standard-bearer, the
Doctor who Cor a time 'held the Liberal chieftainship (by gift of his predecessor, not his party) is promising
if elected, to insist Victoria and Vancouver—which is just what Conservatism urges, and directly in antagonism to Premier King's enunciated
Tenders for tbe important addition
to Essondale accomodations for the
tare and cure of tlie mentally ttfflct-
ed were last week opened by tlie .Minister of Public Works in the presence
of tenderers and representatives of
the press, in accordance with the announced intention of the new administration to revert to tlie Conservative
practice of former days, encouraging
businesslike competition for all public  undertakings.
Contractors as well as the peopk1
applaud the restoration of the system obtaining during the McBride regime.
During recent years invitation of
her feelings. She had immediately
burst out with: "A lot these people
around here care about my feelings!'!
Mr. Magnone said Ihat lie had several times raised and lowered tlie Mag
and admitted that ii was hard to do
this. He had propsed that she get
two of the older hoys to do it.
Inspector's Testimony
Mr. W. H. May, a B.C. inspector of
schools, was next called. He testified
ttiat Miss Jones held the regular, second class teacher's certificate. She was
a Normal graduate aud, as far as he
knew, a fully tiualliled teacher. He
was not inspector for her district,
Mr. May said that in assisted school
districts like Camp 6 any British citizen could be a member of the school
board. They did not have to be property owners.
He said that the secretary had no |
right to take the complaints  to her
as a secretary  without  authorization
by Uie whole board.    He could do so |
as a friend, however. \
Mrs. B. Peck's Account
Mrs. B. Peck, the next witness, said
that she Had known Miss Jones well.
Sho had not noticed that her work
had been  worse during the last  two
mouths.   Witness said thnt she knew j
the inspector's  report  was  good, but I
Had not much conlidence In him. She j
believed that Mr. Magnone had agreed j
with  her  that  Miss   Jones  could  he
(Continued on Page Fouri
an application will he made at the
next Session of the Legislature nf the
Province of British Columbia for an
Act to incorporate a company under
tiie name of Provincial Telephone
Compnay with an authorized capital of
live million dollars with its Head office in the City of Vancouver and with
the following powers:-
To operate telephone, wireless telephone, radio-telephone and similar
services, including services [or the
transmission of sound pictures,
writing or signals; to hold and dispose of lauds, tenements and hereditaments of any description; to provide
aud maintain all such buildings
works, plant, apparatus, materials
offices and exchanges as may be necessary for its business; for the purpose of its business to provide and
operate steamships and other vessels;
to acquire aud use any privilege
granted by any Federal, Provincial or
municipal authority; to acquire and
use patent rights; to advance money
to any corporation, company or person for providing building or operating any telephone system; to do anything as contractor for others whioh
it might do for its own purpusos; to
invest and deal with its surplus funds,
to enter upon and break up Highways.
streets, and public bridges and to con-
on provincial works has become j struct telephone lines along, across
recognized by outstanding companies I or under the same, or in, under or
the olums Iover watercourses, rivers and lakes,
; subject to the approval of the city or
'   anmat/ilnn 1     rtAaatt aII      ,1-1, Start    til,.    ulMhnuuH
««<c«*<«t«*«w«W€ts    Correspondence
I'll tell the
world it'll
soon be
Editor Cumberland Islander
Ito Scouts' Toy Shop
The Province newspaper has issued
an appeal to the district for toys for
the needy children of the Province.
The Boy Scouts' Toy Shop at Vancou
vet- will be working on toys ihls nexi
month and another Toy Shop has been
in progress at Ladysmith for some
lime. Several toys have been made
and repaired ready for shipment lo
ihe Povlnce Santa Claus Fund. The
Scouts wish to appeal to the generous
public in this district and ull are asked to help in the good turn to those-
needy families who, unfortunately require Help. The little ones look forward for toys, however small.   Please
World Of
Provincial Politics
(Concinued from Page Onei
a  meaningless gesture, i
patronage  being fore-ordained  to | municipal <
ouncll where the proposed
go inevitably to some one or other of! works are to be situated within a
a favored group of half-a-dozen Li- city or municipality, and in other cases
bera. concerns in special favor iMth &M**ft ^Z^Z^
the administration of the day. j ita own property; subject to obtain-
  | ing   consent   under    the   Navigable
The retirement from the provincial   Waters   Protection   Act   of   the   Do^
the Telkwa coal fields transportation
contact with Hie Canadian National
Still another is proposed lo tap the
coal zone from tlie deep water port of
Prince Rupert.
Indicated availability of outside capital for development and colonization
railway developments investments approximating $30,00(1,000 would certainly seem assurance of an approaching era of constructive progress aud
enhanced general activity and prosperity.
As the Victoria by-election rounds
into practical form it daily booms
more apparent that Ur. J. D. MacLean
is not destined to he granted the federal representation of this Capital
City as a consolation prize resultant
through his very conclusive rejection
by both the city and the province ns
a factor iu public service.   The stri-
i..at inmtrine onlv a few short a wreath of smiles
tekiaTay.   Be prepared you | »ho ,.,., loo* ror wta Toy
housewives and get your Christmas Cakes and Puddings baked.
Our stock of dried fruits is fresh
and complete.
candied peel
nuts and spicks
candied cherries
help in this work of service and bring j t-glcal   intention   obviously   wns   >,
to those little ones | stampede tbe victoria voters Into electing the former premier by sob sls-
tor methods of swinging a sympu-
can be turnod over to the Rrv. E
Robathan  or  can   be sent down
Ladysmlth Toy Shop,
broken toy tint neBdt
repair II nnd sec thai li Is sew on to
Borne Utile lot.   Those who have nn
little ones and are desirous of mak-
Ing one happy are nlso asked to heir.
'°, (hellc nr sentimental vote.
You may have a tt the move had been a lilt delayed
i part. We will jt initfii possibly have been more ef-
fectivo. As il is,, tlm voters have been
given time to ask themselves just
wherein llle rejection of tlle suave
Doctor   lii   provincial   affairs  makes
prices are right
quality THE BEST
ind  the
Dunsmuir ave.
in this good work. Send them to Scout nmi more acceptable as a national
j Headquarters whore they will he ship-
pod to the Central Ditrlbutlng Station
at Vancouver. Help the Boy Scouts
in Cumberland in tbclr efforts of service in this district and by rioinK sn
make one Utile tot happy. Toys old
and new tiro urgently neoded and lu
Bending any, pleaso put your name and
itldross on tho pnekot so that donor.-,
names can lie puhll'slled, The Udy-
smith headquarters Is equipped to
handle repairs tn any toys, ThankinR
you. Mr, Editor for the use of space
in your valuable paper.
Till'. SCOUTS.
We Deliver
The operating profit of the  Mala-
aplna Hotel at Nanaimo for the past
yenr amounts to f'l.Wi, nnd after
paying $6,700 for interest on the mortgage and setttiiK up Sfi.00 for reserves
for depreciation, and after payliiK administration charRf'S. there is still
a surplus of $It,ooo left from tho ypn*^
operations carried forward to the balance  sheet.
figure- or more competent to handle
public issues wilti wbich admittedly
He has Had no special contacts and no
experience. Ho himself protestc
itRaintH Hon. Dr. Tolmie coming into
provincial affalra on thc ground of
that stalwart native son's inexperience
therein; tlie same argument reacts
with doubled force now, to tho erst
while critic's discomfiture.
The Uberal candidate of course la
accentuating liis position as persona
grata with the King administration
as suggestive of his ability lo secure
special recognition of Victoria claims
upon the Ottawa government. He i.
"strong for Victoria" now, first, last
and all the time—which induces the
Hard-boiled follower of politics to en-
quire just what, where and when Dr
MacLean sought io do Tor Victoria
When possessed of prestige and op-
portuntty ac i'rlme Minister of lhe
And although standing four-squnro
service of William Turnbull, assistant
deputy minister of lands, has been
seized upon by a portion of the opposition press us a text for indignant
protest against fresh illustration of
tiie axiom "to tlie victors belong Iho
It scarcely applies when no new
appointment Is made, or even contemplated?
There have been less than a dozon
important changes in tlie official personnel since the advent of the Tolmie
government, against sixty-eight in
the first month of Liberalism in
And as to Mr. Turnbull in particular: He admittedly combined continued partizan activity with His official
duties, while at the same time the
Husiness necessities of the Lands Department no more required an assistant deputy minister and office manager than the normal domestic cat
has need of two tails.
Criticism Unfair
(Continued from Page Two)
tlie scribblers, but he Had personal objections to the way in which they
were used.
Under cross examination from Mr.
A. J. Pat ton, Victoria, lawyer, representing the Cowichan Lake Logging
to.. Mr. Magnone said that He could
not swear to any specific complaints,
lie admitted that the Hoard had acted
on the complaints and scandal of a
"lot of women." "I acted on hearsay,'
ho said.
Airm-d On ( lininre
Mr. Magnone said that He had seen
Mrs. Peck one day about a month ago
when the school inspector wns In thi
camp. She had asked him: "What do
you think of the teacher?" He had
replied that she seemed to be fairly
good. Mrs. Pock had then said that
siio intended to speak to the inspector
that night about a change of teacher.'.
He had demurred, saying that a
new teacher would almost certainly be
without experience but after some
talk had finally agreed with Her that
a change of teachers would bo an im
Mrs. Peck Had been unable to speak
to the inspector, so they had waited
for his report. This had been good In
every particular, so they had decided
that they could not very well dismiss
Mr. Magnone did not think that
anyone had told Miss Jones that the
irusleos wished to get rid of her. He
had not mentioned the complaints to
anyone else.
He said that while talking to her
on Tuesday evening he Had mentioned J
something about not wishing to hurt |
minion of Canada, to construct, lay
aud operate submarine telephone ca-
Hie or cables in any lake, river 01
water io which that Act applies, also
between any Islands in British Columbia and between such islands and
the mainland; to cut a passage for ita
lines where such lines pass through
woods subject to compensating the
owners thereof for damage, and to
trim trees on or extending over highways in order to prevent Interference
with good telephone service; to purchase tiie whole or any part of the undertaking of any other company Having objects In whole or in part similar
to those of tlie company, or to amalgamate with sucli other company, und
to transfer to the company or to the
amalgamated company, as the case
may he, all or any of such franchises
or statutory powers as may be possessed Hy such other company; to
enter into and curry out any agreement witli any company whose undertaking is purchased as aforsaid in the
nature of assuming the payment of or
guaranteeing the payment ot principal and interest, or either, on bonds,
debenture slock or debentures, or assuming or guaranteeing Ihe carrying
out of it- obligations or any part
thereof; to enter luto agreements for
connecting its system or lines with
those of other telephone operators; to
expropriate lands under the powers of
the Lands Clauses Act; to make regulations for its internal management;
to ilx from time to time a tariff of
charges for its services, and lo collect, sue fur and recover the suuie;
to borrow money, to issue preference
shares., debentures or debenture
stock, either redeemable or irrideem-
able; to issue shares with or without
nominal or par value; to change Its
name pursuant to the Companies Act,
and Other Incidental powers.
DATED the 1st day of November. 1.128,
4r,-r>o McPHlLLlPS
626 Seymour street,
Solicitors for the applicants,
Rave Yoi Varicose or
Swollm Vehis and Bunchw
Heir Aikle or Knee?
To stop the misery, pain or soreness, help reduce tlie dangerous swollen veins ami strengthen the logs, use
Moone's Emerald Oil. This clean
powerful penetrating yet sate ant -
septic healing oil is obtainable at all
flrst-olass drug stores.
In hundreds of wises Moone's im-
Cltlld Oil Hits given blessed relief.
Wonderful for Ulcers. Old Sores,
Broken Veins nnd Troublesome (.uses
of Eczema,
.    MOONE'S.
King George Hotel;
good service,  reasonable  charges.
Dental Surgeon
Offlce Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
"The Ideal Gift !"
Your friends and relatives will appreciate your Photograph more than anything you could give them.
Because it is a true picture of yourself as you really
are, a Photograph is truly the ideal gift.
Why not have that sitting now, and avoid the last
minute December rush?
Union St. Phone 249 Courtenay
Per Box 	
Per Box 	
Per Basket 	
Guaranteed for 1 Year, each 	
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10s, 15s, 25s, 40s, 60s, 35c or 3 for	
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Automobile Side Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES I NIbM call8: 134X Courtenay
( Offlce: 169 Cumberland. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1928
cf Beauty and \ahu
Gift of Fine Jewellery, both for Its intrinsic worth and   if
its rare beauty, is a Gift that has no peer.   A gift of
Jewellery from Shiozaki sets the standard of quality   H
by which other gifts are measured.
Jeweller and Silversmith, Cumberland.
Drive Your
Car This
The old idea of storing your car
for the winter is going out of
style. Such excellent servicing
as Henderson Motors gives you
enables your car to give maximum all-year round performance
Run your car in today and let us
check your oiling and cooling
systems, and adjust your carburetor and brakes for winter
Henderson Motors
"Repairs to All .Makes nf Cars"
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—    WOOD
84 TELEH10NE 100
Charlie Dalton
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Olllce
Courtenay             Phone 258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone   11511  or  24
by Moirs
What couil be nicer, for your
Bridge Party, afternoon tea ov
for any occasion, than a pound
•or so o! fresh Moirs Chocolate?.
Our Chocolates are Guaranteed
Fresh as we have a rapid turnover. Why should you make
Candy when you can buy Moirs,
the world's best chocolates at
a reasonable price,
A. Henderson's
Thousands of Pairs Offered Free
Toronto, Ont.—A new, clear-vision
spectacle has been created, which is
guaranteed against breaking or tarnishing and is a great improvement over
other makes, as they will enable almost anyone to read the very smallest
prim, thread the finest needle, and see
far or near. Hundreds of thousands
of them are already worn.
The manufacturers, Self-Test Optical
Company, 29-33 Melinda St. Dept.
NW 952, Toronto, Ont. are offering to
send thousands of pairs free. If you
are not amazed and delighted, if you
do not think their spectacles at only
$3,98 equal to those sold elsewhere
at $16.00, you can send them back.
You won't lose a cent. They will also
tell you how to get a pair for yourself
without cost.   Write them today.—Ad.
Union Hotel I
Cumberland, B. C.
Electrically Heated       I
Throughout 1
Our Service is the BEST *
R. YATES, Proprietor
,   P. O. Box 309 Phone 15
* 1
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*        A aln nl
Throat Health
A ilp nijjht Bnd morning nli«<rta\
soreneas and hoarunni, nnd prevents more icrioua develop menta.
A bottle of Buckley's—40 doan (or
71 cents—ii an economical guarantee of healthy throats for tha
whole family. Pleasant to take-
instant in action—positive io ra»
IM.   All druggists seU it
W. K. Buckley, Limited,   lis
IU Itotnal BU Tsrtnu 1
n^s tingle lip proves 'L^^J
75C and 40c
Stiff, Swollen Joints
Rheumatic or Otherwise
Sajs:   "When  Joint-Ease  (iets   lit -
. Joint Agony Gets Out."
It was a high-class pharmacist who
saw prescription after prescription
fail to help hundreds ot his customers
to get rid of rheumatic swellings and
stiff, inflamed joints.
And it was this same man who asserted that a remedy could and would
be compounded that would make
creaky, swollen, tormented joints
work with just as much smoothness as
they ever did.
Now this prescription rightly named
Joint-Ease, after heing tested successfully on many obstinate cases, is offered through progressive pharmacists to the millions of people who
suffer from ailing joints that need
limbering up.
Swollen, twingy, inflamed, stiff,
Xipmsn ale sjujof paiuaiu.toi-uiud
caused by rheumatism, hut whatever
the cause Joint-Ease soaks right in,
through skin and flesh and gets right
to and corrects tho trouble at its
Remember Joint-Ease is for ail'
ments of the joints, whether ln ankle
knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, spine or
finger, and when you rub it on. you
may expect speedy and gratifying results.
It is now on sale at druggists everywhere for 60 cents a tube.
The annual banquet of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.I..M.M.
was held in the Mulaspnia Hotel. Nanaimo, with the following iu attendance: Chairman, Lieut.-Colonel C. W.
Vllllers; Guest of Honor. His Honor
the Lieutenant-Governor Randolph
Bruce; delegates from Cumberland.
South Wellington. Wellington. Ladysmith, Cassidy, Extension, Vancouver
Victoria and Nanaimo; also Mr. Geo.
C. Mackenzie, General Secretary of
the Institute from Montreal.
After dinner had been partaken
of. the chairman welcomed the Lieut ■
Governor nnd visitors to Nan limo
and congratulated the Institute in
having as their guest, their distinguished fellow member, his honor, the
A good musical programme interspersed with various toasts was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The
toast list included:
Toast. "The King." His Honor, tho
Lieut.-Governor, spoke for a tew
minutes on the pleasure it gave him
to be given the opportunity of being
present at bhe annual banquet of the
Vancouver Island Branch of the C.I.
M.M., and briefly reviewed the work
of the mining engineer and the metallurgist in making possible the development and extension of the mineral
wealth ot the province. He also paid
a brief tribute to the outstanding work
of the general secretary, Mr Mackenzie, in organizing the Empire Mining Congress last year which was such
a great success from every standpoint
concluding with the hope that he
would be permitted to attend many
such gatherings.
Toast, The Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr. Geo. C. Mackenzie spoke of the
work of the Institute from coast to
coast, paying particular attenion to
the efforts of the Institute to bring
about the standardization and exchange of certificates of competency
in the various provinces of the Dominion, expressing the desire to some
day, become a citizen of British Co-
Toast, The Mining Industry.
Big Type
Right Price
Right Length
From Local  Legs
Orders   Taken   at   Mrs.   Ale:
King's Storo
Mr. Chas. Dickie, M. P.. .'etiponded
with a very interesting speech on
some of the problems of tUe small
investor and prospector, also pointing out the certainty of there being
some great development in the mineral industry on Vancouver Island in
the near future.
Toast. The Vancouver Island Branch
to which Mr. Thos. Graham responded
in his usual felicitous and happy manner.
Toast. The Provincial Government.
Mr. Geo. S. Pearson, M.L.A., In responding stressed the necessity of cooperation between the operators, management and workers before there
could be any permanent prosperity iu
the mining indutsry and ventured to
say that the present Government
would do all that lay in their power
to help.
Toast, The City of Nanaimo.
Responded to by Mayor BuBhy who
expressed the conviction that Nanaimo was surely coming into its own,
and welcomed them all to the city
and hoped they would carry away
with them the pleasant memories of
their visit.
Local Happenings
On Saturday evening two games of
basketball were played, when the
High School Girls defeated the Gedunk Girls and the High School B0.V3
defeated    the    Royal   Confectionery.
On Thursday evening league games
were again 111 play. Tlie P.D.Qs.
carried off the honors for the evening
by deafeatlng the Gedunkers In a
hard fought match. The five Aces
defeated the Royal Confectionery
team in a well contested game. Both
teams played a good game but the Five
Aces are dead Bhots and certainly
have the combination.
All those who play basketball or
are interested in basketball will have
the chance to see some real good
games In the near future when thu
Cumberland High School Girls and
Boys play the Alberni aud Courtenny
teams on December 8 in the Imperial
Pavilion. Royston. The games will
be worth seeing and I'm sure we will
have every reason to be proud of our
High School teams. The girls when
playing lately have shown excellent
combination, accurate shooting nnd
good floor work all round. The boys'
teams are tn very much the same
shape and will give any team a hard
The Altar Society of the Catholic
Church entertained about thirty-five
guests at a whlst drive at the homo
of Mrs. Victor Frelone on Wednesday
evening. The winners at cards were:
first. Mrs. Grant; second. Mrs. Murray: consolation, Mrs. J. Frelone.
The Society also held a raffle, the
prize being won by Mrs. Louis Scavarda. At the close of the game the
following ladles served dainty refreshments to those present; Mrs.
Francesclnl, Miss Ducca, Miss Sehl,
Miss Bogo nnd Miss Dallos.
A most successful whlst drive was
held under the auspices of the Pythian Sisters lodge on Wednesday evening in the Fraternal Hall, when
eleven tables of cards were In play.
The winners for the evening were:
ladles' first, Mrs. Spence; second, Mrs.
Slaughter; consolation. Mrs. Free-
bum; gentlemen's first. Mr. Watson;
second Mrs. Beverldge (sub.); consolation. Mr. Monaco. At the close
of the game dainty refreshments were
served by the ladies of the lodge.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles held a most
successful whlst drive in the Eagles'
Home on Tuesday evening. There
were thirteen tables of cards ln play
and the winners were: ladles' first,
Mrs. Johnston; second Mrs. Carney;
gentlemen's first, Mrs. Calms (sub);
second. Mr. Wilcox. After the game
dainty refreshments were served hy
the ladies of the lodge.
Review No. 71 W.B.A. held a most
successful whlst drive In aid of the
Junior Rose Court ,'n the Fraternal
Hall on Thursday evening. There
were ten tables ot cards In piny ami
the winners were:  ladles' first, Mrs.
jHile^dstp GoodMeais
Always Reliable0'— Sold by all Qrocers
W. Davies; Beoond, Mrs. Lockner;
gentlemen's lirst. Mrs. Covert (sub.);
there were four players who tied for
second place, namely Cyril Davis, Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. Devoy and Mrs. Hutchinson. On a cut of cards, Mrs. Mtiler
was BUCcesstul in obtaining tlie prize,
Dainty refreshments were served ami
a musical programme was rendered
to which the following contributed:
Chrissie Robertson. Solo; Cyril Davis piano solo; Valda Frelone, song;
A raffle was held during the evening. Tlie llrst prize, a lovely box of
chocolates donated by Mrs. Katie .Marocchi was won by Mrs. J. D, Davis.
The second prize, a box of homemade candy donated by Mrs. Voting
was won by Thelma Frelone. A nice
sum was realized to carry on the
work of the Jr. Rose Court.
Miss Margaret Westfleld entertained
her small friends at a jolly party at
her home on Friday evening, tho
occasion being Margaret's thirteenth
The daintily arauged table was decorated in the pastel shades and was
centered with a largo birthday cake
bearing  thirteen   candles.
Many games were played during the
evening and prizes for the various
games and contests were awarded
as follows; guessing contest, Gertie
Davis and Theresa Brown; musical
arms. Edith Cavellero and Laureen
Frelone; 'luck number prize Betty
Brown aud Dot, Hrown won a special
prize when she chose her partner
for supper. Those present were:
Allison Geekie. Lily Pickettl, Gertie
Davis, Dilys Williams. Chrissie Robertson, May and Margaret Beveridge,
Bessie Brown, Muriel Thompson, Dot.
Brown. Annie Brown, Don alda Rawl-
inson. Theresa Brown, Betty Brown,
Laureen Frelone. Barbara Martin,
Viola Martineili ,Edna Watson. Hazel
Gordon, Viola Reese. Myrtle Vahle,
Edith Cavellero and Donna  McRae.
Mrs. Geo. K. MacNaughton returned
on Monday from Victoria, where she
i has been visiting her-daughter, Jean,
who is attending St. Margaret's College In that city.
The Men's Bridge Club met at the
home of Mrs. L. Nunns on Tuesday
Mrs. John Conway entertained informally at two tables of bridge on
Tuesday evening, Mrs. Clinton was
tiie prize winner for the evening.
Get a NEW SUIT for
Union Tailor
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Trouble on the
new line
was discovered
in time
Althiimrli tho new direct
telephone line across Hrltlsli
Columbia to Calgary opened
on November (I wit bunt a
hitch, no less limn three
eases ol trouble developed
on the circuit Ihe nlirlit hi'*
fore. Had they been undetected or unremedied, the
hlstorj •making conversations
scheduled tor the next morning, would have been **nlT".
Hut vigilant telephone
men were on lhe job. Te^t
cajls revealed the trouble
CftSCS when they developed,
and repairmen speedllj made
the necessary adjustments.
It meant a sleepless nlirhl
for "nine, but the circuit wo*
clear when the time for the
llrst call arrived.
Give Useful Gifts
$1? this Christmas
Full Fashioned Hose
Women's full fashioned hose, pure
thread silk, service weight, in all the
very newest shades—
One  line  with  pure  thread  silk  to
welt, per pair   $1.00
One line with pure thread silk from
top to toe, per pair  $1.50
Sizes 8i/a to 10
See those for exceptional value and
First grade overshoes, with lleecy
lining and service weight soles
and heels—
Ladies—One outstanding value,
the new Queen Anne overshoe.
per pair    S2.95
Misses—Fancy 2-buckle overshoe
size 11 to 2 $3.5(1
Children's, sizes 7 to 10'a. $2.95
These you could be sure would
please, as everyone wants them.
Gum Boots with nice grey Astrachan Tops-
Ladies' sizes, 2'j to 7    S3.9S
Girls sizes, 11 to 2   83.50
Bright finish, extra stout soles and flrst grade
rubber throughout.
These as a gift would be appreciated as they
are very useful.
First  grado rubber boots  in  bright  finish,
warm lining and evlra stout soles, sizes 5
lo 10!4, per pair   SMS
A very useful gift and besides the little ones
arc always tickled pink to get a pair.
This year we have a very large assortment. Every pair beautifully made and exceptionally low-priced. Include these in your
Christmas Gifts this year as they are always appreciated.
The  famous Wolsey All-Wool,  Unshrinkable  Hosiery,   in  shades
Of Fawn. Camel and Putty, per pair       7">i'.
Santa (Maus will be at our store on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, December 20, 21 and 22, 4 to 6 p.m.
Brintr the children and let them tell Santa what they
want.   He will distribute gifts on Christmas Eve.
Cavin's Shoe Store
Mr. Fred Martin of Ladysmlth was.ton, wlio attended   thu trial of Mr.
! ;i visitor to town during the weolt.
! Dr. Tolmle left on Thursday for
Victoria ami wns accompanied as fnr
ns Nannlmo by Dr. Geo, K. MacNaugh- tions on the birth ot a .son
Ed. Whyte In that city.
Mr. nnd  Mrs.   James  Murdock  ot
Union Bay are receiving congratula--
finl'l'i men a i mi nf ^^H ... S
mirth, nf happiness,        "^sil
of joy and <>( planum.
We picture fn ourselves the
feasting and the revelling   but
snrh has nt, empty meaning to
those "awau (ram home."
—when no food seems
to agree with Baby—use
Eagle Brand. It nearly
always solves the problem.
Baby Welfare
on thc care and feeding of infunts. Write
The Borden Co.,
Limited, Vancouver.
d'l MOM!     I
H1IS YEAR .    I'mir n Inli a end Mmlt will
wnnvi MtiKirMiriirroi un rmvacoMFOHT.
 Nov. 23 to Qlasgow, Belfast
and Liverpool
 Nov. 2:1 to Plymouth and
 Nov. !4 l" ililtast, filnsBow
and  Liverpool
Dee  :i to Plymouth
 Her    :i n> Plymouth and
. Dec.   a to Plymouth
   Dec. lu to Liverpool
Doc, 1" in Plymouth and
VIlI.Dec, io to Chrlstlanaand, Oslo
Dec. 11 tu Liverpool and
 Dec. 15 to aiasgow, llelfast
Throuttl Sleepmi Cnr. Im Follawlni Sm/intf,
».;."D"°"-rNINGIIOLM,"Nat,maai :n',|.ss    CMPSHOLM," lh-„mW  10.   ,.-.
atinBria,!.,Sn*,n,n0U'( ILIili.i.,l.o0„r,l„i,(
I n   ,     H* NaaamlwHthlramttallfaa   ss "POLONIA." LVamaa, nl, ',.m IUN11
i«[i,ii.iii ,„„i o,i0 Caaanluftn I    laCapin'uian Dcnui.ialltaliin »'•
im hum \ I his m
K, IV. I11CKLK, atreni, dim liorlnml,  II.C, Telephone 35
ur write ('. P. Knrlo, District Passenger Agent, Victoria, li.t.,
Canadian National PAGE SIX
For the Cold Days
These art' the days when you require warm clothing, our stork
comprises  many  lines   of  needed   Clothing   for  the  cold  days.
Tiger Brand Underwear for men and boys.
Tiger Brand Shirts and Drawers guaranteed to give you satisfaction.    Price per garment S2..~.0
Tiger Brand Combinations for men, most sizes from 34 to 44,
price   per  suit   $4*05
Stanfields Red Label Shirts and  Prowers for men. guaranteed
, to give you absolute satisfaction, per garment $2.50
TurnbuU's  Shirts   and   Drawers   will   give  service,  price   per
garment       $1*25
Merino Combinations  for Men, sizes 36 tu 48, a nice smooth
even   quality,   short   sleeves,   ankle   length.     Will   give   good
service, price per suit   $1.50
Boys' AH Wool Combinations, short sleeves, knee length, made
of a nice quality wool, will give absolute satisfaction    Price
per suit, according to size, trom $1*35 to $1*05
Hoys' Natural Drawers, a good assortment of sizes, were mostly
$1.00 to $1.25 take your choice for per pair ....50.?
Ladies* and Girls' Vests and  Bloomers  in  a  splendid  range of
qualities, at prices to suit you
Ladies'  Elder  Kinnnias,   good  assortment   of  colors   to  choose
from, just what you need for the cold mornings, price SO.50
Real Aryshire Blankets, the most cumfy and warm, you cant
afford  to be without an extra  pair these cold  nights, see our
stock from per pair       •■    $10.50
For the man who must work outside, try li suit of OUtex Brand
Jackets and Pants, they are largely talked about.
Men's Overcoats, see the new Chinchilla Coats and you will be
convinced   of  the   smartness,   and   quality   of   these   garments.
Ladies'   Raincoats   in   several   feood   shades,   red.   blue,   green.
Priced at each   $6.50
Ladies' Umbrellas—we feel convinced that you cannot beat our
Special Umbrella, a real umbrella, each   $8.05
Ladies' Silk and Woo] Hose, a good range, and at popular prices,
according to  the  quality.
Cumberland Personals
Guaranteed reactivated
Have our serivoe man call and chuck up your radio
set and accessories.
Let us demonstrate the New Kolster Batteryless Radio.
Truly a revelation in Sensitivity, Tone and Volume.
Courtenay, Phone 26 Cumberland, Phone 23
The Mosl Asked  For Batteryless Radio in Canada.
I—Four years' batteryless experience,
2 Rogers  Tubes,  longest  guarantee.
3 Automatic  voltage  control.
I    Phonograph  jack  on  every  model.
6   Output  filter on  every model.
0   More sold than all  other eleclrlr
sets combined.
Model HW Hlirlibuj"
phonograph Combination
price complete $3-10
Model  100
Price complete $27
G. A.
Co., Ltd.
II. A.  Robertson, 47M  Cumberland, for  Demonstration.
Silver Tea, NoTember 98th        |
A silver tea will he held at the resi- j
denee of Mrs. G. K   MacNaughton on!
Wednesday. November ^Stli from 3 to
6:30 p.m. Mra, Hunden, Mrs, R.
Strachan, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Charles
Whyte   and   Mrs.   MacNaughton   will
he joint hostesses.
Do Vou knew
"Do  you   know,"   she  said  to her
hubby, as  he   was  shaving, "I  only
weigh UO pounds without my clothes
"Where   were   you   weighed?"
"At Mumford's Grocery,   Mr, Kee-
—-sakes alive!   you've cut  yourself."
• * a
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Kurbow, of Sum-
merland arrived In town this week
and will spend the winter the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Marry Hrown.
Mr. Karl Bunson, ol Vancouver, was
q business visitor to Cumberland on
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Polklnhorne and
Miss Jennie Langham spent the weekend In town, the house guests of Mr,
and Mrs. Jack Devlin.
The regular meeting oi' the Young
People's Society was held in the
United Church Hall on Monday evening when Miss Christine .MacKinnon.
Mission Vice-President, had charge
ot the evening's programme und gave
a very Interesting reading on the subject, "Missions and Missionaries,"
Every branch of farm work, farm
machinery, stock, etc, has an expert
writer in tlie Family Herald and
Weekly Star, the recognized first
writers in Canada.
Mrs. Prank James and Miss Edit',
Horbury of Nanaimo spent tho week
end visiting friends hi town.
Mr .and Mrs. j. Bannerman left on
Saturday for their home in Anacortes
after having spent a few days in town
visiting Mr. anil Mrs. W, Herd.
Mr, George Talt, who has spent the
past few months on the prairies returned to Cumberland this week and
Is the guest of Mrs, G. J. Richardson.
Mothers, give the kiddies a treat.
Take them to Cavin's Shoe Store on \
Thursday, Friday or Saturday. December 20, 21, or 22 between the
hours of -l and .r> In the afternoon.
Let them tell Snnta what they want
and on Christmas Eve he will endeavor to give all kiddies a present.
A jolly party was held at the home
of Mrs. J. Cameron on Monday evening when a number of her friends
paid her a surprise visit.
Cards were played during the evening and the winners at whist were;
first. Mrs. Ross; second, Mrs. James;
consolation, .Mrs. E. Johnston. A
guessing competition was also held
and Mrs. Armstrong was a lucky wir.
ner. Dainty refreshments were serv
ed at a late hour and the invite
guests were: Mesdames Ross, Derby
shire. James, R. K. Walker, E. Johns- j
ton, Auchterlonle, Armstrong, Freeburn, Slaughter, R. Strachan, Good-
all. Westfleld and R. T.  Brown.
• *   *
The Cumberland Burns' Club held
a whist drive and dance in the Memorial Hall on Saturday night. There
was a large crowd in attendance and
the prize winners for the evening
were: ladies' flrst. Mrs. W. Davis; second, Mrs. C. Grant; consolation, Mrs.
S. Cameron; gentlemen's first. Mr.
B. MacMlllan; second, Mr. B. Davis;
consolation. Mr. B. Mossey. After
; tbe card game, dainty refreshments
were served and dancing was enjoyed
until midnight. The music being supplied by the Byng Boys' Orchestra.
• *    *
Mrs. Amos Farmer left during the
week to make her home In Seattle,
where Mr. Farmer went several weeks
• *    *
Mr, John Sutherland was a visitor
to Nanaimo on Wednesday.
• •   •
Dr.  MacNaughton  was  a visitor  to
Nanaimo    during    the    week,    going
down as a witness  in the Ed. White
j case, which is being tried at the Nanaimo assizes,
Mrs. A. Walker and Mrs. Abrams
were guests of Mrs. Cartel-, Minto,
on  Monday.
• *   •
Mr. J. Richardson, of Nanaimo. Is
visiting his brother Mr. G. J. Richardson.
Mr. James Dick, paymaster of tlie
Canadian Colleiries at Cumberland
motored  to  Nanaimo ou   Wednesday.
Every editor an expert. Tbe departments of the Family Herald and
Weekly Star, Montreal, are all headed
by men of practical experience
nation-wide fame—that's why it's flrst
in public esteem. Tbe subscription
price is only $1 a year of three years
for $2.
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You can enjoy lhe world's
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Quality guaranteed by the name
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$295 Complete
Mr. B. Westfleld was a visitor ti
Nuuaimo during the week.
e    e    *
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jackson were
guests ot Mr. and Mrs. Morgan at
Minto on Sunday.
Get your
for that
We have
it and
it's the
City Meat Market
We Deliver Phone 111
Oil! GOODY, SANTA                ,    Ham Davis, a Cumberland youth, re- Cinderella    Players   broadcast   over
._,      .....„„         siding in Vancouver is meeting with CKWX every Wednesday and Satur-
WILL  Kb Al   LA\II\»         success us a member of the Cinder- day evenings, Sam being featured on
DECEMBER 20TH  ella Players of the terminal city. Thi' ihe aousapnone,
Santa Claus will
lu- at Gavin's
Shoe Store this
year on Thurs-1
day, Friday and j
Saturday. December 20, 21 and 22
a ii il again on
Christmas Eve. '
Santa will give
Christmas stock- \
ings to the chil-
dren  on  Christ- ,
Mumford's Grocery
I'hone 71
Phone 71
From 4 to r> in the afternoon of Thursday. Friday and Saturday, call und see Santa.
Kale,      ;
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•Commercial   II f>fi>l
•HeadquorterR  rj      *-x-
! Rooms Slonni  United
Now Is the Time
To buy your Christmas wants.    Don't leave them
until the last mad minutes.
We have a full stock of dried fruits, etc.. suitable for
the season.
Mumford's Grocery
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo  Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladles' hair cut any style 50c
There arc hours Hint come Into the}
life of some, when every Impulse ol
Hit- liewrl Is hurled under Its Height]
at' sorrow* IV i" -land Ihere Induv; j
ye| wo would t'nin uhe expression to
the grnlltutto Hint swells up from the
dcpihs m' our hearts us we remember!
the kindness of those who have done
so much (a comfort our precious dead
ind to brighten for us n starless sky.
To those who have been with ns In
our bereavement nnd hy hind words
and kindly nets have tried to lessen'
(mr sorrow, we exteOMl our sincere
>lr. mnl Mrs. S:nn Jones mid Harold.
;; Lumch at thc I
I ^yal Confectionery j
H and you will be satisfied as far as |&
Jj| Is concerned M.
M Phone 25                                                   Cumberland jjfr
Municipal Elections IMfl
A court of revision of parties entitled to vote in the Municipal Election of the City of Cumberland In
January, 1929, will he held In Ihe
Council Chambers on Deecmher, 10th,
192S nt  7:30 p.m.
XV.  H.  fOPE, C.M.C.
Ladies' Coats and
new consignment
Just Opened
with Fur Collars 	
LADIES' CLOTH COATS in Blacks, Blues and Colors,
Fur Collars and Cuffs si/fA OA
prices varying from $19.75 to  tpfrU.Ul/
PARTY DRESSES—A nice assortment of evening
dresses, no two alike and prices range d»-| f> AA
A Full Line of May Belle Lingerie


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