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The Cumberland Islander Oct 13, 1923

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With which li CMiolMated the I'uMberlaad Km
Thrilling Wreck
In Fox Special
Scene in ''lhe ' Village   Blacksmith'
Acclaimed by New York as
I ' Film Triumph
If It's a thrill you're looking for
you can get it when the William Pox
special production, "The Village Black
smith," opens at the Ilo-llo Theatre
on Friday and Saturay. In this monster production, which critics havo
acclaimed as the greatest picture of
American home life since "Over the
Hill," William Fox has provided a
thrill that will steal the hardest heart
and make gooseflesh appear In profusion, lt Is real honest-to-goodncss
train wreck.
In line wijh thc Fox policy of providing every element of the motion
picture in each production the train
wreck was devised. New York critics
have acclaimed it s one of the greatest thrill scenes ever shown on the silver screen.
Several flashes of the speedy Sunset
Limited traveling at a rate of sixty
miles an hour. The local train whicli
stops at way stations is shown. It Is
apparent that the locul train which
stops ou the crossing Is certain to be
hit by the express which Is traveling
with lightning like celerity. Attempts
are made to flag the express, but—
too late. The trains come together
with a terrific crash, and when the
debris Is cleared away the injured
body of the eldest of the "Village
Blacksmith's" sons is found pinned
under the wreckage. Although sev-.
erely Injured, he Is given Immediate
intention and soon recovers.
The wreck Is one of the most realistic ever shown on the screen. One
trnin of six eras and another of four
were used. Both trains were utterly
Practically every human being in
the United States who hasn't been at
Coney Island, the famous eastern
spot, has redd about it time and again.
There Is a certain fascination about
the atmosphere ot tliat carnival section. There ure freaks of all- types,
human and animal, downs, pretty
girls and strong men. Behind their
makeups and pretences. Ihey nre human, as more than one fictlonlst hns
discovered and written.
Vlennn was once the most dazzling
center of Europe. Besides it had a
romantic glamor differing from the
appeal that any other Continental capital held for the average tourist, lis
Coney Island, called Prnter, wns a
great sight. Then the w^r came a-
long and—woll, those people are human, just ns they would be on this
side of the wuter. They suffered;
gold stars, starvation nnd poverty.
' Written Into the form of a motion
picture spectacle, this Intriguing atmosphere will be seen on fhe screen
when "Merry-go-round," Universal
Supcr-Jowel offering, comes to lhe
Ilo-llo Theatre next Monday and
"Merry-go-round." which cost time
money nnd cure to film, Ib tlle story
of two lovers separated as widely by
caste as two human beings could be.
One ls a poor girl of the Prntor, an organ grinder. Thc other Is a young
count, nidc to the Emporer and slave
lo every royal whim—but leading a
life of pompous Idleness.
The father und mother of the girl,
a great beast of a man who rules n
big concession—these nnd others of
tho picturesque population ot the
Prater nppear  In  "Merry-go-round."
Mary Phllbln, Universale "discovery" of the year, plays the organ
grinders role. Norman Kerry, George
Hnckathorne, Dale Fuller, George
Selgmann, Al Edmundson, Cesnrc
Gravlna, Edith Yorke, Lllllan'sylvest-
er. Maude George, Dorothy Wallace,
Sidney Bracy, Spotttswooe Aitken,
Maurice Talbot, Fenwlck Oliver, Albert Conti, Anton Vaverka, Charles L.
King, Helen Broneau, Jane Sherman
and others handle tHe dramatic roles.
Rupert Julian directed, with a stntt
of ex-citizens of Vienna.
Nanaimo City
Win From Vets
Nanaimo City Footalll team added
another to their long string ot victories on Sunday last when they defeated the local Veterans by a score
of two goals to one. The game wns
very evenly contested throughout and
the City team had to extend them-
selvo to secure both points, in fact up
till half Ume the Veterans were lending by one goal, which they scored
early In tiie game. The contest was
about the best seen here since the
league series started and both teams
indulged In some fast work and pretty combination play.
The City team took the offensive
Immediately on the start but after
working the ball down the field lost
It over the line. On the goal kick the
Vets took their turn and after some
mid-field play Watson secured and
rushed the ball down, centering at
the proper moment, Smith finishing
the play by lauding the ball ln the
net six minutes after the start of the
game. This goal seemed to put heart
Into the Vets and they put up a great
fight trying to notch nnother, but they
failed to get through again. The City
on their part had several good
chances to even up but missed each
time, half time coming with the Veterans In the lead.
On the resumption of play the City
had the wind and sun In their favor
which seemed to make a difference
as they started Immediately to press
and fifteen minutes nfter play started
Stobbart.secured and passed to Husband, then made straight for goal, arriving in time to take Husband's pass
and finshed the play by netting the
ball. Mlnto a few minutes later put
his team In the lend when he secured
a tally after some brilliant work in
front of goal. Although the City during this half hnd most ot the piny, the
Veterans when they broke away were
always dangerous, nnd on several occasions kept the City defence busy
clearing. The end came with the
City forward line on the offensive,
and the score staining 2 to 1 In their
Firebosses Held
Successful Smoker
The Cumberland branch ot the
Vancouver Island Firebosses' Association hid one of the finest smokers
that has ever been held in Cumberland for some time, in the G. W. V. A.
Hall on Saturday last.
Many of the officials of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited
were present, among whom were Mr.
Charles Graham, General Superintendent of the C. C. (D.) Ltd., Willllatn
Walker, manager nf No. 4 mine, John
G. Quinn, manager of No. 5 mine, J.
S. Williams, Charles Parnham, James
Quinn, James L Brown, Charles O'Brien.
Mr. R. Hudson, President of the Local Branch acted as the chairman for
the evening, and opened the meeting
with a few well chosen remarks on
the work of the local Firebosses' Association and the hearty way they had
been met by the officials of the Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd. when they
had brought matters before them.
Mr. Charles Graham was the next
speaker and spoke along the lines of
safety first measures ln mining, also
paying a high tribute to the efficiency
of the Canadian Collieries firebosses
After the speeches were over Chairman Hudson, rose, and presented Mr,
J. L. Brown, who has recently resigned-as president of the local association and vice-president ot the Vancouver Island Firebosses' Association,
with a fountain pen. Chairman Hud-
sou said that while it gave him pleasure to make the presentation, it was
only with regret that the firebosses
hnd nccepted his resignation, but
wished him every success in his new
position as postmaster.
Mr. J. L. Brown made a very suitable reply thanking the Chairman and
The rest of the evening was merrily
spent In singing and recitations, In
in which the following took part: R.
Reid, W. Williams, W. Beveridge, T.
Cunllfre, W. Herd, J. S. Williams, W.
Walker, S. Jones,   and   W. Goodall.
The Smoker ended with "the singlitg
of the national anthem.
A "dub" club hns been formed lu
Nanaimo to give inexperienced footballers a chance nt the pigskin. Tho
following officers were elected at a
meeting when the gyros won out In
protest against the bankers in a game
played laBt week: President, Mike
Golasso; vice-president, Douglas Proctor; secretary, E. Spaks; teasurer,
E. Vawden; executive commltttee.
Matt Maasi, R. Nonis, G. Berry, Leslie Booth and Edward Gartner.
Case Against
Hunters Dismissed
I'liKinge at Arms Between Constable
nnd Witness
Pheasant Season
Dates Changed
The open season for shooting pheasants In portions of the west Mainland
and Vancouver Island, and the Gulf
Islands, except golden and stlvor
pheasants, wll commence October 13.
An ordor-ln-councll changing the opening date to October 13, from October
15, as originally fixed hy the game
regulations was passed by the exec-
utve council on October 5,
Badminton Club
General Meeting
A general meeting of the Badminton
Club will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13
at 8:15 p.m. ln the Anglican Hall, for
the purpose of re-organizing for the
coming season. All those Interested
ure cordially Invited to attend.
Miss Florence M. Reid of thc Elk Hotel, Coniox, wishes to announce that
Bhe will give fancy dancing lessons
at Mrs. Oliver's Music Store, tiomm-
enclng Friday October 19th at 3:30
p.m. If not less than twenty-five pupils are promised, seven dollars will be
charged for twelve lessons.
Those interested in education lu
Cumberland are looking forward with
keen anticipation to the lecture to be
given on Tuesday, October 16th. by
Dr. Lamb, Traveling Medical Health
Officer for British Columbia. Tlio
subject of the address, which ls to be
held under the auspices of the Parent-
Teacher Association, in the Anglican
Hall, deals with a subject of nationwide Interest, that of the Prevention
and Cure of Tuberculosis. Following
the lecture will be held the first social meeting of the season, when new
and old members will enjoy cards,
dancing and music. Everybody welcome.
On Thursday night in the Provincial Police Court a number of people
mostly, hunters, took a lesson in nat.
ure study during the course of the
trial of James Copp accused of shooting a fawn. Constable Russell acted
for the prosecution, his principal witness being R, M, Stewart, Provincial
Game Warden. He told ot meeting
Copp and a companion ln a car. Ho
questioned Copp's companion who
happened to be Mr. Alex Hogg, as to
what he had shot. Hogg replied "its
a willow grouse." ""Looking into the
car Stewat saw the deer and said this
Is once I caught you lying. Copp shot
the deer and said so. The game warden told the Court why he had come to
the conclusion that the deer was a
Mr. Hogg was called as a witness
for the defense nnd an interesting
pnssngc at arms ensued between he
and constable Russell, during which
time Mr. M. H. Hogg did most of die
questioning-- Finally the Court told
him to desist as he was the one being
.cross-examined and not Mr. Russell.
J. M. Mitchell, who appeared fnr
the defense told three old time hunters to express their opinion as to the
age of the deer. Mr. Oeorge Piddock
nnd Robert Mcquillan und J. W. McKenzie, Jr. told the Court why they believed the animal exhibited was more
than, one year old. Constable Russell
tried hard to secure the conviction
but the weight of the evidence was too
greatly against him, and after a plea
ou behalf of Copp had been made by
liis uttorney Magistrate Hanes unhesitatingly dismissed the case.
Rugby Footballers
A very enthusiastic meeting of those
interested in rugby was held ln the
Athletic Hall on Saturday last, which
was  largely attended.
It was decided to organize a Rugby
Team again, tor as much new talent
as well as old ls to be had In the district
The first business was the election
of officers, and last year's officers
were re-elected with Mr. James
Quinn as President and Mr. Charles
Grant as secretary-treasurer.
Although Cumberland played its
first rugby last year, they showed
there were some good rugby players
in the district, being able to defeat
the Nanaimo Hornets on two occasions, a feat which they expect to be
able to do again this season, while
they were beaten In Vancouver, titer
were by no means disgraced as Vancouver had out a Rep Team, that captured the Rugby Championship of the
The death occurred in the Cumberland General Hospital on Friday morning of Mr. John Stevenson, a well-
known resident of this city for a number of years. Tbe deceased who had
been ill for the last twelve months
leaves to mourn his loss his wife aud
three sons,   Dave,   John   and   Earl.
The funeral will take place from
the family residence on Sunday at one
o'clock, Rev. J. R. Butler officiating.
Mrs. T. Mlchell
The death occurred early Friday
morning of Mrs. T. Mlchell after a
painful and lingering illness. Besides
her husband she leaves to mourn her
loss five children, three daughters
and two sons. The remains will be
shipped to Victoria on Saturday mom-
in for lnterrment In the Ross Bay cemetery.
Improving Quality   Locals Climbing
Of "King" Spud    The League Table
(Omitted from last week's Issue)
On Sunday, October 2nd. the ladles of
Grace Methodist Church held their
monthly meeting at the parsonage. It
wns arranged to hold a sale of work
on November 21st. Further particulars of the sale will be announced In
this paper at a later date.
At the close ot the meeting refreshments wore served -and Mrs. A. V.
HrowiiBy rondered a solo.
In connection with the recommendations of the Dominion Government for
the observance of the period from the
7th to the 13th of October which was
to set apart as "Fire Prevention
Week," the occasion was considered
very suitable for the purpose ot ascertaining as to how far the theoretical instruction of the school teachers
could be carried into practical effect
should an alarm of Fire be raised at
any time during school hours.
At 1:30 p.m. the Chief of Police,
Mr. A. J. Merry, accompanied by .Mr.
John. Cameron, Deputy Chief of the
Fire Brigade, visited the school, aud
after an Interview with the principal,
-Mr. A. H. Webb the children were
mustered and after a lecture by Mr.
A. H. Webb, who pointed out to them
the enormous loss of life and property
through fires owing to carelessness
Introduced the Chief of Police and th«x
Deputy Fire Chief who would give
them an address on Fire Prevention.
They were then addressed by Mr.
Merry on hte necessity of doing
all* In their power to prevent fire
through carelessness. Placing a little
tot on a chair, the Chief drew the attention of the scholars to the fact thai
200 little children like her were burned to death ln Canada last year, and
that property to the value of $51,
000,000 was destroyed by fire In the
Dominion during the same period. He
further pointed out that tlio greater
part of the loss of life and property
owing to fires was due to carelessness
and urged that the pupils exercise the
utmost carefulness in doing all they
possibly could to prevent the possMi-
llity of fires occuring through carelessness. He strongly urged tue
scholars to Bee that no rubbish or Inflammable material was left lying n-
bout In their back yards which might
hazard an outbreak of fire, and when
camping or under any circumstances
where a fire' was necessary—they
should be most careful to see that tiie
fires were thoroughly extinguished before they left the spot. Some amusement was caused when the Chief having first promised the boys immunity
from any possible consequences, Invited those boye who had matches in
their possession at the moment, to
hold up lielr hands, slowly hut surely
several hands went up. This led to
a further admonition trom the Chief,
wbo pointed out that It was unsafe for
boys to carry matches without a special reason. He congratulated the
principal In having such truthful pupils.
Potato growers of the Comox Valley are not the only producers of spuds
that are striving to improve the
quality of their product. Though the
quantity of certified seed planted iu
Comox is rapidly increasing there
may still be some who believe that a
potato Is Just potato whether the
seed be certified or not. To prove
that lt pays to grow and plant certified seed potatoes one need look no
further than the report of the activities of the Potato Growers' Association
of the state of Michigan. Last year
more than a thousand potato growers
iu that state made a test planting of
certified against uncertified seed.
This was done to find out it there was
any truth in the statement that certified seed was better than the ordinary
run of field planting stock. On one
thousand farms certified seed averaged forty-five bushels to the acre increase over common field stock. Ninety per cent, of the potatoes grown
from certitied seed wns marketable
whereas less than seventy per cent,
of the crop grown from uncertified
seed was marketable. The yield of
common seed was approximately one
hundred bushels to the acre, sixty-five
per cent, marketable, or sixty five
bushels to the acre. From certified
seed one hundred and forty-five bushels to the acre was the yield, ninety
per cent, of which was marketable, or
one hundred and thirty and a half
bushels, a little better than double the
marketable crop as the result of using certified seed. The certified seed
costs n little more than just potatoes
but in the face ot such remarkable
differences in the results obtained
who will say that the use of uncertified seed Is profitable. So thoroughly
convinced are the growers of Michigan that they are on the right track
that they are organizing a three-hundred to the bushel club, believing that
this is a possibility, but only with the
better grade of seed. In an endeavor
lo introduce certified seed Into other
portions of Uie country the Potato
Growers of Michigan have sent out
free bags of two and a half bushels uf
certified seed potatoes' to every place
where there is a demonstration farm
and continually scour the country for
potatoes of a better grade than their
own that they may keep in the-forefront of prducers. Certainly from
what haB been done In Michigan it is
gleaned that the planting of only first
class seed potatoes Is more than
worth while, and the rapid strides
made by our neighbors to the sou'h
of the line should be incentive enough
to encourage the growers of the Valley who have not as yet made up their
minds to Join the Comox Valley Potato Growers' Association.
Scere'Two to NO ki Fast Ip-lsland
Soccer Match—Winners Have
Slight Advantage
Important Soccer
Game On Sunday
The Recreation Grounds on Sunday
promises to be the scene of another
bitterly contested game, when the local team hooks up ln contact with the
G. W. V. A. of Nanaimo. Referee A.S.
Jones wlll handle the whistle and will
put the bo>B Into action at three
o'clock sharp.
Many familiar faces will be seen
with the G. W. V. A„ who are bringing their strongest forces ln hope of
currying off the points. D. Graham Is
among the old players, who have
played with the local team, While
Pete Green, who Is also with the G.W
V A, held down the centre half position with the redoubtnble South Well,
inglon team a couple of years ago.
The locals who are confident of
their ability to cope the points, are by
no means under estimating their op
ponents and have been training hard
during the week for this match.
Although the management are not
sure who wlll make up the eleven on
account of some of the boys being the
worse of the wear from last week's
fixture, but it is likely the Bame team
will again line up with the exception
of Cummins who will be replaced by
Deluce, a new winger who has lately-
arrived In town and the fans are anxious to give him the once over.   ,
This game should prove to be one
of the best of the season as the G. W.
V. A, have gathered together some
very good football players who are
capable of giving a very good account
of themselves.
The ocals too are going in rather
snappy form, having rung up thrse
victories In as many starts and givon
good weather no doubt a large crowd
In brilliant weather and before a
good crowd, the Cumberland United
football team defeated the exceptionally fast-stepping Davenport team, of
Nanaimo, by a score of two goals to
nothing. The Davenport team won
the toss and set the homesterB to face
a strong sun. James immediately
got his forwards moving, and after a
brilliant 'piece of combination on tbe
part of the home forwards, "Toots"
Plump scored a goal less than five
minutes from the start. The visitors
made tracks tor Blair from the centre
and during their brief stay both Conti
and Blair received injuries, as also did
Zaccarelll, the visitor's centre half.
Conti received a nasty bump on the
side of his right eye, which made him
groggy for considerable time, necesi-
tatlug his taking the right back position and Gough coming up to the centre half position. After receiving attention from their respective trainers
the game was started once more with
the locals assuming the agresBlve, and
giving the visitor's goalie an anxious
time. James bad extremely hard lines
on two or three occasions, over anxiety on the part of the centre forward
spoiling Cumberland of two more
goals. Corner after corner was forced
by Cumberland's left wing pair, who
were playing fine football, but the visitor's defence was not to be beaten a-
galn their right full back playing au
exceptionally good game. Half-time
arrived with Cumberland pressing and
a goal to the good.
After the usual breather the visitors went off with rare dash, and for a
time enjoyed a good portion of the
play. Hitchens was laid out right in
the goal mouth and had to be carried
oft the field. Playing with ten men
the homesters became more determined, but could do nothing with four
forwards. Hitchens returned but he
could not continue and had to leaf e
the field for the remainder of the
game. Tbe Davenport boys took advantage of Cumberland's shortage,
making things hot for a short time,
but not troubling the defence to any
great extent. Bannerman, on the
right for the homesters, made a good
run, his final shot hitting the side rigging wth the goalie absolutely beaten.
Shortly after, from a brilliant cross by
Bannerman, Tucker James scored
a nice goal, which was disallowed fnr
some Infringement. The home forwards were now making it hot i'or
their oppnents all the forwards taking
a shot at goal, Cummins having a
great drive charged down by the defence when a goal seemed certain, the
ball going out to Bannerman, who hit
the post with a hot shot. Time was
drawing to a close, the visitor's supporters shouting encouragement to
their pets to make a draw of it, when
Milligan, practically put the game on
ice for the home team. Receiving the
ball almost at the centre line the inside right fooled three ot his opponents and with a well-placed pass gave
Plump the chance of a life time.
"Toots" made no mistake, bulging the
back of the net with a greatdrlve.
With only about two minutes to play
the visitors lost heart, Cumberland
pressing hard to the finish.
The local Boy Scouts held a most
successful rally In the Anglican
Church Hall on Frldny evening Inst,
when, under their scoutmaster, Rev.
W. Leversedge, they gave a demonstration of a day In camp, Including
pitching of tents, cooking, drills,
games, first aid and general scout
work. The scouts' parents and friends
were Invited to the demonstration and
were highly pleased at the progress
the boys have made during the summer. Besides giving a demonstration
of a day In camp, a series of models
of open-air fireplaces and transformers were made and drew a great deal
of applause from those present. Nine
second-clasB scout badges were also
presented ln addltin to four gardener's
badges. The Union Jack donated hy
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton for the patrol
gaining the greatest number of points
whilst at camp was also presented. At
the conclusion ot the evening the boys
presented to Mr. A. J. Taylor a thanks
badge for his kindness   in   coaching
them In first aid work. The evening
will be on hand when operations com-1 came to a close with the scouts gath-
mence at 3 p.m. erlng around the camp fire. TWO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
Now "wind the mellow horn," for
the hunting season is again at hand
and the yearly killing and maiming
of men with guns is ln progress. Not
that the animals hunted are taking
toll from their human foes. Dear, no,
we doubt if their Is a man-eating rabbit left on the entire Western Hemisphere. Bulls ou farms kill more men
in a year than all the wild beasts on
the continent slay In half a century.
But the hunters kill one another.
Often they shoot themselves. Some
veterans of the woods, men skilled in
the use of rifles and in the lore of the
forests, dislike to take the chances lu
districts where deer are found, while
the wilds swarm with amateurs whose
Ignorance of all that hunters need to
know is matched only by their ardent
desire to bag large game.
Excited nimrods see something moving behind the underbrush and blaze
away, regardless of the probability
that It is a man. Or they hastily
climb over a fence or fallen tree,
dragging guns behind tbem, and so
shoot themselves or their companions. Sometimes they forget that
their weapons are loaded and take
liberties accordingly. In one way or
another they furnish grim object lessons of thc folly ot putting guns ln unfit hands.
Perhaps ln the fullness ot time, the
authority of a parental state or province will so far Interfere with the liberties of man-shooting hunters that
a reasonable degree of skill and sanity
in the use of fire arms will be required before men can turn themselves loose in the fall to slay and be
slain, all, of course, with the best
possible intentions.
the home, and through long years of
life the man or woman, who, as a
child, played on the hearth rug before an open fire, or toasted chestnuts or popped corn or hung up
Christmas stockings at tbe fireside,
carries those memories ln the heart
as the dearest and most vivid memories of home.
Do not neglect your privilege It
your home boasts a fireplace—even
it the steam radiators do give plenty
ot heat. Have the hearthstone bright
and shining, and the andirons gleaming and the tire snapping and crackling when the children and men folks
get home at dusk.
A man sitting before an open fire
with pipe and tobacco near by, and
the poker and tongs handy to re-adjust fallen logs Is usually in an expansive and mellow mood; and at the
very sight of the cheery fire when he
comes in tired after a day's work gives
him a thrilling reminder about what
a comfortable place home ls—best
place in the world.
A hundred dollars spent for andirons, tongs, bellows, fender and some
short logs Ib well expended and wlll
hold the family together better than
the handsomest velvet portler es or
lace window draperies.
With The
Rev. W. Leversedge
Special Harvest Festival Services
11. a.m.—Holy Communion.
7. p.m.—Evensong.
Rev. S. Ryall, of Nanaimo wtl occupy the pulpit at both Services.
This Is the season when the happy
folks who hove open fireplaces are in
their element. You can hear them
menton casually in the presence of
poor apartment dwellers: "Yes, the
mornings are crisp, but we lght a
wood fire in the dining room;" or
"the open fire in our living room
gives just enough heat to he pleasant
after dinner evenings."
People who sacrifice the comfort
the charm and the "atmosphere" of
open freplaces In order to bave ateam
heated apartments mostly without
even mantelpieces, to say nothing ot
porches, pantries or other good old
home comforts—hnve to pretend they
prefer the slzzlng of a steam radiator
to the snap of leaping flames on the
hearth: but the lucky possessor of a
fireplace should make the very most
of it at this season.
The fireplace is the very heart of
He gets up in the morning and
starts the realities of life by providing a breakfast for the family.
His sleight ot hand achievement
which we have not seen at the
bench, the loom or the desk has provided the breakfast. He provides the
manna that those who sleep late en-
Joy when they arise. He is off early to provide it for the next day al.
so. If there Is a shortage of money,
call Dad. If enjoyment Is wanted,
call the old man and dell htm the family's desires. ' If there is a noise
in the house in the night, Dad ls
kicked in the back and made to get
up and go downstairs aud not only
locate the burglar, but kill him. Mother darns the socks, but Dad bought
the socks ln the first place, and the
needle, and yarn afterward. Mother
does up the fruit: Dad bought It all,
and Jars and sugar cost like the mischief.
Dad buys the chicken for Sunday
dinner, and serves lt himself, and
draws the neck from the ruins after
everyone else has  been served.
"What ls Home Without a Mother?" Yes, that's all right, but "What
is home Without a Father?" Ten
changes to one it's a boarding house.
Father ts under the sod and the landlady Ib a widow.
Dad, here's to you. You may have
your faults—you may have lots of
them, but—you are all right, and we
will miss you when you are gone.
We may not realize It now, but
we'll miss you just the same, and we
will know what It Is to be thrown
on our own resources upon an unfeeling world. But now, aa the
world moves on and you hide your
A. MacKinnon
Greater   Sale
NOW   15   DAYS   OF
Rev. J. R. Butler, Pastor.
11:00 a.m.—Subject "The Perfect Pattern"
11:45 a.m.—Sabath School.
7:00 p.m.—Subject     "A    Domestic
The new Hymns of Praise will be
used for the Song Service. Everybody welcome.
* • * •
Howdy, good folks, The fellow who
watts until conditions are Just right
before he starts, never starts.
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Pretending to be rich doesn't pay
automobile bill's.
Keep Wednesday October 24th open
for the Big Cabaret ln llo-Ilo Hall.
many worries and troubles under a
smile, while your heart ls heavy and
your thought la the future welfare
ot your family, one can realise that
lt Is only the trouble ot others that
throw a shadow over Dad—God bless
J[ Here and There J
I   Nearly four thousand M wan
'Noniilad by tha Canadian Pacific
Railway agent* la laftaad for work
la tha harvest fields of th* Caaa-
tttaa Wait
A sudden demand for wheat to
•candinaviaa market* hai caused
increased activity In tha movement
•tl grain through Vancouver. Fmt
beats left with bulk wheat for porta
•f Narway and Sweden, marking tha
tint direct grain shipment* from
the Canadian Pacific coast t» Scandinavia.
The rapid increase in the expert
butter trad* of Saskatchewan during the past year or two has been
the outstanding feature of the provincial dairy industry. Recently th*
Saskatchewan Co-operative Creameries made a shipment of 26,000 lbs.
•f butter to China.
The export of gold bullion, cold
cein, and fin* gold bars tram Canada, except as deemed advisable by
th* Minister of Finance, and as
licensed by him, is prohibited until
July 1, 1924, by proclamation issued
in th* current issue of th* Canada
Breaking all 1923 passenger traffic records, th* Canadian Paelfi*
S.S. "MeUrama," westbound fr*a*
Glasgow via Belfast, dock** recently at Quebec, and Montreal th*
■am* evening, with a record number
of 382 cabin and 1,078 third-class
"Then are hundreds of first elan
farm workers in Scotland anxious t*
com* to Canada, and th* fineat material Canada could wish for, but
their wages ar* sufficient te barely
•uppart tham and they art unable to
accumulate funds for th* passage."
This is tha opinion af Thomas
Scotland, of th* Canadian Paelfi*
Railway Colonisation and Development offic* in Glasgow, who recently arrived in Canada with a
party cf Scotch immigrant! bound
for th* western province*.
T* J. X. It. Row, director ef th*
Canadian Pacific Railway, gen th*
honor ef catching the world • record
fish with rod and real. At St.
Ann'a Bay, US., hi landed a tuna
weighing 712 pound*; length, t foot
I inches; girth, 6 feet. Commander
Ren used a Vom Hofe tuna rod aad
ml. Ne. 89 thread 11m, with
mackerel for bait. HU catch took
three and a quarter hours to land.
Th* world'i wheat crop thi* year
I* estimated at 8,118,000,000 bushels,
ai compared with 3,104,000,000 trash-
els last year, an increase ef iU,-
000,000 buihila, according to figure* carefully compiled by the International Imtituto ef Agriculture
at Rome. The estimated shipments
from supply countries of thi world
for tali year I* 690,000,000 bushels,
of which Canada is expected to
supply 290,000,000 buiheli, er about
Canadian trad* with Australia la
•n tt* increaee, according to return! made public by the Bureau ef
Statlitiei. Canadian export* to
Australia for thi twilvi month*
ending with June wen $19,824,23»
ai compared with $12^«0,«M for
th* corresponding period ending
June, 1922. Canada's import* frera
th* Commonwealth have alt* In-
created. Th* import! tfrom Aui-
tralia far the tait twelve months
wm 11345,829, as compared with
$1471371 tor <ju year • rovieua.
New Fall
Ladies' "Murray
Maid" Shoes
Vici Kid two-strap Slippers at        $6.00
Vici Kid one-strap Pumps at $6.75
Vici Kid Oxfords, cuban heel at     $5.50
Vici Kid Pumps, 2 button one strap and
Low heel      $5.75
Grey New Buck 2 button one strap and
with cuban heel       $7.75
Patent Pumps 2 button one strap with
white stitching 	
Patent Pump one strap, low heel at $6.50
Grey New Buck Oxfords patent trimmed
at      $8.75
Patent buckle strap slipper, low heel $6.00
Men's Brown Calf Balmorals at, $9.00
Men's Vici Kid, plain toe Bals. at $9.00
Boy's Guaranteed School Shoes
—at popular prices—
Bargains In
Shoes-See them
Broom Specials, regular 90c, $1.00 $1.15 & 81.35
at —65c — 85c — 95c — $1.10
Robin Hood Porridge Oats cartons .86
Fancy assorted Biscuits, 2 lit. tins
Camp Cottee, bottles
Mince Meat 2 lb. tins
Salt  Cod,  2  lb.  Bricks
Tomato Ketchup, 2V2s. tins 3 tor
Canned Pears,  M.B.  2',!.». tills
Canned Tomatoes 2','2s  tins 2 tor
2 111 1 Shoe Polish Black anil Brown 2 tor .25
Assorted Coniox Jams 4 Ib. tins $1,00
I.ux for fine laundry work 2 pkts. ,25
Toilet ami Bath Soup 4 cakes for .1,1
Nice Juicy Oranges 3 dozen for $1.00
Bananas, Grapes,  Grapefruit,    Sweet    Potatoes
Head Lettuce, Kippered Honing,  Kippered Coil
Finnan  Hailille
Great Plant Wiiard Is Forced To Sell
His Experimental Farm
Close upon the heels of the Canadian Government's action in securing
for the discoverer of insulin a life
annuity of 87,500, comes the announcement that Luther Burbak has been
compelled to sell his experimental
farm because people have not appreciated his work. The discovery of a
successful treatment for one ot the
malignant diseases that plague mortal
man may be of vaster service to humanity than the creation of a spineless
cactus, but still there is something pathetic In this confession of the greatest wiiard of horticulture the world
has probably ever known. He states:
"I have 13 acres ot land at Sebasto-
pool, Call., tbat would be worth lo j
the world a billion dollars an acre If |
all ot the new creations upon this
land were Introduced to the world and
put to use. I had sixteen acres at
Sebastopool until I sold three acres
a few months ago. It was sold to a
cemetery association, and every plant
on It is being pulled up nnd burned
so that the tract may be plotted for
graves. Among the thousands of
new and improved varieties on this
little three-acre tract were more than
forty new selected thorn loss blackberries that would have been wor'h
(30,000 If they had been introduced
to the world. In addition, there were
Borne thirty new hybrid roses trom a
selection of several thousands, a
choice collection of some forty varieties ot loquats, a large number ot new
apples, chestnuts, plums, peaches, nec-
tames, dahlias, and so on. 1 sold
part of "the Sebastopol experimental
farm because I could not operate It.
The remainder will have to be sold
for the same reason. On the thirteen
acres that are left at Sebastopol arc
2,000 varieties ot cherries, 1,000 varieties of plums, sixty or seventy kinds
of selected chestnuts, between three
hundred and five hundred varieties of
plums. There Is also a walnut tree
that, for many yearB, has produced
each year $1,000 worth of walnuts.'"
The great plant wizard was the son
ot a Massachusetts farmer and early
took to experimentation In hybridiz
ation. After he moved to California
he went iu for cross-breeding on an
extended scale. Among his. orglnat-
ions are the plumcot, a fruit obtained
hy crossing the plum and apricot; a
spineless edible cactus; the Burbank
potato and the Burbank cherry, varieties of great excellence; a white
blackberry, various new apples, a
stoneless prime, as well as new peaches, nuts, roses, callus, vlolet-odored
lilies and many other new horticulture varieties. Some years ago he
was said to have 3,000 distinct botanical specimens on his experimental
Weary of fighting against an tin-
appreciative world, without adequate
financial resources, Luther Burbank
haB ceased doing "what nature could
but would not do," The Carnegie Institution granted hitn (10,000 a year
for ten years, commeneng ln 1905 and
that appears to have been about all
the financial assistance he received
from outsiders At the age of sevonly-
fuur he Is through. The people who
fulled to encouruge his researches iu
n tnngiblu way ure the great losers.
The new Continental remedy culled
Is a simple harmless home-treatment
which absolutely cures deafness, mils,
es In the head, etc. No Expensive Appliances Needed for this new Ointment, Insliuitly operates upon the affected parts with complete and permanent success. Scores ot Wonderful
Cures llepnrted.
Mrs. K. Wilkinson, of Slad Itmid,
Stroud, writes: -"Please could 1
trouble yon to send me unolher box nf
tlio Ointment. It Is not for myself, bul
for a friend of mine who Is as bud as
I was, und cannot get uny rest for the
noises In the head. I feel a new woman, and can go to bed now and get a
good night's rest, which I hud not
been able lo do for many months, lt
Is a wonderful remedy and am most
delighted to reenniniciidc It."
The poets go mooning about looking to high heaven for subjects und
Inspiration, while all the time opportunities blossom In their path. Any
newspaper, any time and any place,
can furnish forth the practical eight-
hour-a-day poet with grist for hla mill
and If he knows his trade—for verse-
making ls a trade, when all is said
and done—he can get Just as golden
meal from lt as tf it were heaven-
descended for his particular use.
Let's put the idea to a test: choose
an item haphazard.   The   eyes   are
closed; a jab is made with the pencil,
and here is what it marks:
"Mrs. Maloney's Red Petticoat."
Not an Inspiring subjectl
ln itself, not poetic, we admit, but
consider how often it has been the
symbol ot heroism, of quick wit, of
resourcefulness that has been beneficent.
All those qualities were wrapped
up in the crimson flannel belonging
to Mrs. Matoney, the other day.
Mrs. E. Crowe, of Wultehorse lloiid,
Croydon, writesi—"I um pleased to
toll j mi Unit the small tin of ointment
you sent to me at Venlnur, hns proved
a complete success, my hearing Is
now qnlle normal, and the horrible
head noises huve ceased. The action
of this new remedy must be very remarkable, for I hnve been troubled
with these complaints for nearly ten
yours, and have hnd some of the very best medical advice together with
oilier expensive oar Instruments ull
lo no purpose. 1 need hurdly say how
very grateful I nm, for my Hie hits
undergone nn entire change."
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Islander SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
Ho=Ilo Theatre
Friday and Saturday, October  12th and 13th
"The Village Blacksmith
Big scenes you will never forget.
There is a realistic train wreck, when the train traveling at 60 miles an hour is seen in a terrific smash.
A vivid storm, good human man to man fights, anil
over it all is the spell of the young  lovers,  and   the
humorous village sport.
Faster and faster whirled the merry-go-
round of life in Vienna, the gayest, most
colorful, most fascinating city on the face
of the globe! More lavish, more riotous,
more reckless was the pace of those who
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majestic magnificence is portrayed the
most beautiful, most powerful, the most
exotic of love dramas ever told in literature of pictures!
This is your opportunity  to  see   the
greatest picture of the year!
This is the picture that scored such a
tremendous triumph during its run on
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Times: "Scintillating, fascinating!" The
Morning Telegraph: "Really great, decidedly different!" The New York World:
"Lavish, big, enormous; go and see it!"
"One of the best pictures ever," says the
New York Herald. "The best thing Universal has ever done," says the Sun and
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assisted by
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Best Comox District Talent
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'THIS photograph shows the presidential party of the Canadian Pacific Railway taken on board th*
1 Princess Louise before they sailed for Skagway, while on their tour of inspection over the company's
lines. In the back row, from left to right, are Mr. V. W. Molson, Mr. J. K. L. Ross, Sir Herbert Holt and
Mr. W. N. Tllley, K.C. ln the front row, left to right, are Vice-President D. C. Coleman, Sir Augustus
Nanton, President E. W. Beatty and Captain J. W. Troup.
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Friday— Pa is always makeng un-
tackful remarks like for Instant this
evning ma ast him If he had saw her
klmona round the house pa up and
says. Why I diddent
know It wood reach
that fur. And then
ma sed a few unre-
speckful sayings referring to his relations
and pa slung a tew Insults about, hers and
all to gather the evning
was fur trom being a
pleasant 1. witch proves
that things witch Is eq-
al to 1 another Is ek-
al to ennythlng else.
Saturday— Mrs. Gillem was a telling Blls-
erses ma that he had
just bought a fine new dlmond. & ns
coon as Blisters herd about lt he runs
rite up to see her and ast her cud he
rent her dlmond and she waspuzzled
and sed wby what fur and he answer,
and replied. Why for are team to play
base ball on It of course.
Sunday— Me and the gang went out
In the country and found a apple tree
full of apples and we cummenced to
eat. Pritty soon the kids sed fer tne
to cum on and go a swlmlng but I
told them It they got me away frum
there it wood be acrost my dead body.
It was the 1st time I got enuff apples
to eat since my sick spell las summer.
Monday— Got into trubble with
ma's husbend witch is commonly alud-
ed to as Pa but are relashuns Ib reth-
er strained now. He advised me to
mow the yard but I tuk a hike and
went swlmlng Insted and pa got sore
and grabs me and Bed he was a going
to lam me and ma up and says Dont
you dare whip that boy on a etnty
stumlck. So he turned me over the
other diction.
Tuesday— We got a Joak on pa. Ma
found a paper In his pocket witch sed
Big Joe 2842 and when ma ast him
what It was he sed is was sum stock
witch he had Perchlssed. And tonite
the telefone rung and ma called pa and
sed to him. Yure stock wants tu tawk
to you about mini kind of a game or
sum thing.
Wensday— The preecher was here
tonite and he was trying to exclaim to
me that Tomorrow never cuniB. Well
all 1 got to say is If Tomorrow never
comes what becomes of today, thats
what I want to no.
Thlrsdi.y- Joe Gale Is still out of
a job yet. He told pa he cud of got a
Job aB Time keeper down at the mill
only he diddent have no watch.
iiis advertisement is, no; published or displayed by the l.iqvto
Control Board or by the Government ui liriti^li Columbia.
Modern Spralts
e    e    •
Susie Spratt, she had no (at, her twin,
Bhe had no lean;
And so   betwixt   them   both,   their
I    scheme Is plainly seen
j They never work, and   though   they
j    shirk,
They both are fortunes making.
| They sell their photos labelled thui:
!    "Before and after taking."
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| Fame is an evanescent thing. Who
I remembers the name ot the lady or
I gentleman that established the high
I record In the recent Marathon danc-
Ing contests? FOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
Reserves of Fuel South ot Comox Mot
So Great as Generally Believed,
Says late Author of Survey
The Comox Creamery Association hereby gives
notice that only its employees are authorized to sell
milk or cream in bottles stamped with the name of the
Comox Creamery Association, and that all such bottles
are the property of the Association.
Hereafter proceedings will be taken against any
person improperly using any such bottles or in whose
possession they may be found.
"It seems to be the custom In this
country to believe ln Inconcelvabel
weatlh ln minerals, regardless ot evidence to the contrary," says Mr. CM.
Campbell, manager at Cassldys of the
Granby Consolidated Mining Company,
in a recent communication to the Victoria Dally Colonist, In which he
draws attention to an important article written, by him, on the "MacKenzie Report on Southern Vancouver Island Coal Reserves," published In the
September 7th, issue of the Canadian
Mining Journal.
" The article, which is In agreement
with and defence of the views ot the
late Mr. J. D. MacKenzie, reaches the
conclusion that the eoal reserves ot
Vancouver Island have been over.
estimated. Mr. Campbell quotes (rom
Mr. MacKenzie: "It is necessary, in
the Interests of national economy, that
the amount ot coal available (or present and future use be ascertained wilh
Borne precision,"
The article Is as follows:
Importance to Island
The Geological Survey, on June ls,t
last, published the report of the late
J. D. MacKenzie dealing with the coal
resources In the southern part o( Vancouver Island. Mr. MacKenzie announced his conclusions last Fall; his
report has now been published (or
some time; lt deals with an extremely
Important matter, yet is has been ignored not only by the public but also
by the technical press.
The industrial supremacy of the
countries about the North Atlantic
Is ln a large measure due to their
possession, at or near tide-water, nf
large deposits of coal. There are no
deposits of coal of real importance a-
long the American North Pacific. Coal
 t   •
is found in Washington State, but it
Is limited In tonnage and costly to
prepare. Coals (rom the interior are
subject to'a $4 to $tl per ton freight
handicap, In Canada the same is the
case In regard to Alberta coal. It
would therefore appear that the coal
on Vancouver Island, where It outcrops along the protected side o( the
Island, where climatic conditions are
very favorable and where there Is a
large tributary population, should
give that Island a great advantage in
Industrial matters. Vancouver Island
coal has undoubtedly been o( great
Importance to British Columbia in the
past and will continue to be of great
importance (or some time longer. Why
it is not likely to be of the supreme
importance that previous official art-
cles would indicate, is dealt with In
the MacKenzie report.
Former Surveys
It appears that coal was known to
the Indians In the early days and that
Dr. W. F. Tolmle, in 1835, was the
(irst to make known Its existence publicly. Coal wns located at Nanaimo In
18.10 and mining was started In 1852.
Until 1801 operations were in the.
hands ol the Hudson's Boy Compnny
and the market was in San Francisco,
where coal sold at $28 per ton. Since
then mining haa been carried on by
different companies continuously and
the present output (rom Island mines
amounts to 1,700,000 tons per year.
The Geological Survey did some of
Its first work In British Columbia on
the Island. James Richardson began
in 1871 an investigation ol the coal
measures that lasted, with Interruptions for (ive years. He examined tht
coast line from the head ot Comox
Harbor to Victoria, ln this area he
found that n series of rocks, 100 miles
In length and extending (rom Brown
Itiver to the Saanlch Peninsula, contained coal seams of various thicknesses at different points. The con-
lusion wns then made that these
seams were continuous throughout
the greater part of the area and this
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We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
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A telephone girl who can't cuss has
a poor memory.
•   •   •
It's tunny, thinks Jinks, how some
people fsh for compliments with baited breath.
Auto Painters
Bring your cars ln for an eitlmatt.
Prices reasonable. Work guaranteed.
Workshop at the Condensnry.
Dtllmoa to AU Parts ot DliMtt
Coal, Woo* an* Goals ef Air M»«
The Superior Grocers
Where  Most   People  Trade
Duck  Hunters
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Far above the Average
Hundreds of Sportsmen on Vancouver Island now use
them.    Have you tried them yet?
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T. H. Mumford ' J. Walton
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prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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Farmers* Produce Store
"Where Quality Counts."
Telephone 143. P.O. Box 162
area was therfore represented on his
map as "Productive Coal Measures."
Under the circumstances it was easy
to believe nearly anything In regard
to the unlimited nature of the coal reserves of Vancouver Island. Richardson is praised for the patience aud
persistency with which he carried on
his work. Exception, however, is tak-_
en. to his conclusion.
Richardson's auea has, (or convenience, been subdivided into the Comox,
Nanaimo, Gulf Islands and Cowichan
areas, and his report was (ollowed in
1913 by a detailed and interesting report by Clapp dealing particularly
with the Nanaimo area. Clapp also
did some work in thc Cowichan area.
Mr. MacKenzie's report also mentions
the Alberni aren. but as its posslbilt-
ies are very slight it will not be further referred to.
Former Estimates Excessive
Accordlngto Mr. MacKenzie's narrative, "Clapp Includes coal seams of
the thickness o( 1 foot or over to a
dplh ol 4,000 feet, und arrives at a
conservative estimate of 1,340,000,000
long tons." This mentis, according lo
a popular method o( Interpreting these
(igures to the public, roughly 1,000
times thc present ottal annual production. Mr. MacKenzie's comment
is that "Clapp's estimato o( a very
large tonnage (or a relatively smull
part o( this area has (urther strengthened the belle! In the enormous conl
reserves p( tlle Island."
Both Richardson and Clapp arrived
at their conclusions mainly by Induction. This Is the method used in Can-
da by our Men o( Vision in arriving at
their facts. These are the men who
possess that quality known as "Unconquerable Canadian Optimism."
Anybody not blindly following this
method is branded as a Pessimist, a
sort of an Outcast, and is about as
welcome In Canadian mining life as
was Mr. Dlotton In the enlightened
circle of the Pickwick Club.
Mr. MacKenzie, unfortunately (or
his reputation, chose to (ollow the '
methods/ adopted by that "ill-conditioned and presumptuous" Dlotton.
He was not satisfied with the beautiful sets ot (igures used by the Orthodox, and, as the different areas have
been well opened up (or years, he Insisted on going below, investigating
records o( drill holes and fiitervlew-
lug mine officials. In particular he
acknowledges the influence of Mr.
Thomas Graham, cx-Chie( Inspector
o( Mines (or British Columbin, and
now general manager of tne
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd,
Limits of Kconnniicnl Mining
He found that it is not at present
practicable to mine seams of less than
3 (eet in thickness. In this connection n recent invcstgatlon by the writer may bo worlh recording, lt is to
the effect that seams 1 ft. thick do not
appear to be mined anywhere. In
England scams ns thin as about 15
inches have been mined, providing the
coal is of first-class lump gratle,
breaks away easily and has (ire-clay
door which can he used as a by-product and in which an undercut can
be made cheaply. None of these conditions exist on the Island, an incidentally, they exist in very (ew other
It was also found that 2,000 feet was
about the greatest depth In this area
to which mining can now be prosecuted economically. Many other
handicaps are also noticed nnd to
quote (rom the report we find that
"the coal in the ground and the conl
that a mine may be reasonably expected to produce aro not the same.
There are always losses, sometimes
considerable losses, incidental to mining, A certain nmount o( coal |s left
In pillars that are too thin to remove,
or that have been crushed by later
movements of the strata after the
surrounding coal was extracted. Every coal miner on Vancouver Island
Is only too (amlllar with the "rolls"
and "pinches" that make the extraction o( coal (rom certain areaB of the
mines Impracticable, If Indeed the
movements o( the overlying rocks
have left any coal In these thin places.
Some areas are so broken hy (anils
that economlcnl extraction Is Impossible. In one district knobs of the underlying, barren, prc-Crcaceous rocks
project, though certain parts of the
seam. These knobs not only (orm areas of no value In themselves, but by
tlielr etfect on the south ns It approaches lliese old shore-lines interfere with the placing of haulage roads
and ventilation. Considerable areas
of coal may be lost by mine (Ires, by
excessive gas, water, or by other
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CUMBERLAND,  B.  U. SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
"The living voice affects men more
than what they read."—Pliny, the Younger.
Your voice conducts your business. Directions
that you give personally are quickly and accurately
executed, because your associates cannot fail to understand.   Each inflection has a meaning for them.
Remember the telephone when you would confer
with those interested with you in business. Do not
trust the cold written word—send your voice, yourself
by long distance telephone. /
British Columbia Telephone Co.
We Give the Best-	
Electrical Installations
There is no doubt about it. We are here to prove It.
/ On the 19th o( May 1921 we received from the Provincial
Inspector of Electrical Energy a set ot Rules and Regulations
governing the' installation of Electrical Wiring were Immediately adopted and have been lived up to ln every smallest detail.
We carry the largest and most complete stock ot any
Company or firm of its size in B. C. and so can take Immediate
care of your Job without subjecting you to any annoying delay
waiting for special material, etc.
We gladly Invite inspection b ythe highest Electrical
Authorities ot any installation we have made since the Provincial Regulations were Inaugurated and our most convincing
argument as to why we should do your wiring is the fact that
of the jobs we have had Inspected ALL have been pronounced
pertect. And then we have the knowledge of Electricity acquired through many years of experience an dthls should
surely count for something with you when you are selecting an
Electrical Contractor. "
A man may know how to drive a nail precisely, but he Is
a dangerous man unless he knows the effect of the driving
upon the material Into which the nail ejiters and so lt ls ln the
Electrical Contracting business, it la not only necessary to
understand the practical Installation' of wires, switches, (It-
tings, etc., but it is doubly necessary to be able to make the
calculations that will ensure maximum salety, economy of
operation, and the proper functioning ot the Electrical Energy
for which the wires, switches, etc., are meryly paths.
If you want High Class Electrical Installations, go to the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
(Continued from page four)
WM. A. NEEN    %
Dental Surgeons
Off ne:   Cor.  ot  Dunsmuir Ave,
Opposite   Ilo-llo  Theatre
Comfort   and   Homelike   service.
2(i   rooms,   electrically   heated.
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone 15.
R. YATES, Manager.
causes. It is no exaggeration to state
that, over considerable areas of some
Vancouver Island mines, barely GO
per cent of the coal actually in the
ground has been extracted, because
of conditions quite beyond the control of the operators."
MacKenxle's Estimates
Further on In the report he also
says: "Of the coal mined no insignificant percentage is lost in preparation
tor the market and in marketing.
This extraction (actor varies in the
different areas, and event between
different mines In the same area, so
that it cannot be applied readily in a
general estimate such as the present
one. It is of most vital importance
to the coal operator, however, and
should be kept in mind by those nl-
terested In our future available coal
We are now In a position to consider what tonnage Mr. MacKenzie
found as a result ot his Investigations.
He claims that in the Nanaimo area
the amount of "actual" coal, 3 ft. or
more thick, and less than 2000 feet
deep, is limited to only 34,070,000
tons. After an extraction factor is
applied it will be seen that the assured life .to the mines Is extremely
limited. The corresponding figure (or
"probable" coal he places at 67,220,-
000 tons. In order to make a comparison with Clapp's figures he also
Includes thin and deep coal and every
other possibility and yet all this only
makes a total o( 286,934,000 tons or
21 per cent ot the total given by Clapp.
His findings for the other districts
are even more sensational. .The big
total given in "The Coal Resources
of the World" for the Comox district,
which is mainly "possible" coal, he
finds to be 600 per cent too large.
This district has only 18,900,000 tons
of "actual" coal and 39,000,000 tons
of "probable" coal. Its "possible"
coal above 2,000 ft. depth and over
3 ft thick amounts to 245,230,000 tons.
The possibilities of coal in the Gulf
Islands and the Cowichan areas have
also been studied in detail. For the
(ormer he considers lt so Improbable
that workable coal areas will be (ound
that no estimate (or their content is
made. For the latter be concludes
that It "is not considered a possible
source of commercial coal." ln regard to the Cowichan area lt does not
seem olear why lt ever was Included
in the "productive" class, Richardson
himself says that 'the' evidence does
not (avor the prohablity of the existence of workable seams of coal lu
this area." This conclusion was later
agreed to by Clapp.
There has been a great deal of what
Mr. Blotton would call "humbug"
written In regard to our coal reserves.
Not only do our eminent authorities
add up "actual," "probable" and "possible" estimates as prepared by the
Survey and announce to the public
that the total represents our coal reserves but, If Mr. MacKenzie's figures
are correct, It is evident that some ot
our geologists have, at times, announced conclusions that were verv
wide of the mark. The publication of
the MacKenzie report ls evidence of a
laudable desire to correct errors as
soon as they are apparent.
The quotation at the. head o( thla
article outlines a new procedure inasmuch as It calls (or the recognition cf
the (actors of availability and percis-
lon in any coal estimate. What is the
object of telling the public that we
have certain, huge tonnages and suppressing the (act that only a very limited percentage of these tonnages can
he recovered? There is also no occasion for haste In regard to the estimation of our ultimate coal reserves. Until we are sure that an area Is going
to be "productive" It should not be so
designated. It is not gofng to hurt
us to leave some resources for coming
generations to find. Wo are' leaving
them enough debts; let us retrain
(rom Including a false statement of
our assets.
This heavy reduction in the estiiu.
atcs of our coal resources at point
where they would be o( great advantage Is a big disappointment. The
dltference between the figures is so
great that one naturally asks If it ts
possible that similar correction will
have to be applied to the published
reserves of other (lelds. The advisability o( checking up other (Igures
has, however, doubtless occurred to
the officials of the Geological Society.
Reals Electric or Gas
A new oil lamp that gives an amazingly brilliant, soft white light, even
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and 35 leading universities and found
to be superior to 10 ordinary oil lamps.
It burns without odor, smoke or noise
—no pumping up, is simple, clean,
safe. Burns 94% air and 6% common kerosene (coal oil.)
The Inventor, J. B. Johnson, 579 Mc.
Dermot Ave., Winnipeg, is offering lo
Bend a lamp on 10 days' FREE trial,
or even to give one FREE to the (Irst
user In each locality who will help
him Introduce It. Write him to-day
for particulars. Also ask him to explain how you can get the agency, and
without experience or money make
1250 to 1500 per month. —39-47.-1923.
A wife will never miss a button froct
your coat, but try to get past her with
a blonde hair aboard.
The People
The ants   are   walking   under   the
I And the pigeons are (lying over the
And In between are the people.
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|    Flattery, like colonge water In to be
smelt of, no swallowed.
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Nearly everything is wireless now,
except politics.
Here and Th
lhe total quantity of aea fish
landed on both the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts during the month of
July was 822,043 cwts., valued at
$2,771,440 to the fishermen", compared with a catch of 873,382 cwts.
valued at $2,596,730 in July, 1922.
Cattle in north Alberta's livestock
herds now number more than 2,000,-
000, This industry and also the
■wine industry have increased amazingly in the northern part of the
Province in the last few yean.
Carrying large consignments from
the Dominion Government and the
British Columbia branch of tha
Canadian Red Cross, the Canadian
Pacific S.S. Empress of Ruasia was
the first ship from the American
continent to arrive with relief for
the earthquake and famine stricken
people of Japan.
Nearly $10,000 in fur royalties
was collected in The' Pas, Man., by
tha chief game warden last winter.
This does not include the royalties
collected from the Hudson Bay Company and" Revillon Freres, which will
more than double this amount. This
does not include moneys secured
through taxes, licenses and other
lources of revenue.
Creamery butter made In Alberta
took a total of 149 prizes out of 236
prizes offered, or 63 per cent., at exhibitions at Edmonton, Calgary, Reglna, Brandon, Saskatoon and Vancouver this year. Out of 11 open
championships offered, Alberta butter took 8. In the Calgary exhibition
alx provinces competed, in three
others four provinces competed, and
in two others three provinces competed.
British Columbia has reached the
peak of the biggest tourist season
in her history, and it is estimated
that as a result of the enormous
travel and the expenditure of transient* while in the province this
summer, will be worth at least $30,-
000,000. The opening of the Banff-
Windermere motor highway through
Canada's rock garden was largely
responsible for this increase in tourist traffic through the Pacific province.
Gold producers in the Province of
Ontario during tht first six months
of 1*2$ report production of 384,-
444 ounces gold and 65,444 ounces
ailrer, of a total value of $7,244,081
•hipped by thi Porcupine producers,
and from the Kirkland Lake producers 69,691 ounces gold and (,515
ounces silver, of a total value of
$1,402,873, or from the two camps
• total value of $8,646,954.
. Th* Canadian Pacific Railway will
contribute $25,000 for the relief of
the sufferers in Japan and have also
decided that supplies of Canadian
food-stuffs and clothing donated, or
purchased with money donated for
relief work, will be transported fret
aver the Company's rail and steam-
aaip lines. President E. W. Beatty
mad* this announcement whilt making a ttur over the Company'i lines
In tht West with a party of directors.
Ht added that thii action had been
taken because of the reports of the
intense hardships dut te the disaster,
and notwithstanding the fact that
tat Company had loat heavily by the
The following editorial recently
•appeared in tht Windsor "Border
Citltt Star": A recent cargo of silk,
an route from China to New York,
waa skipped via Vancouver and tht
Canadian Pacific Railroad and cross-
ad thc St. Lawrence to Ogdtnsburg,
Maw Ytrk, instead of being tent
acroas the United States from San
Fraacisca. Tht incident offers something for Canadians to think about.
It prtvea what a splendid service
tht Canadian Pacific offers in iti
rail and steamship lines. In a country like Canada, transportation is all
eatential, and tht way tha Canadian
Pacific hat carried on, in spite of
tht busineis difficulties which began with the war and are not yet
■moothtd out, ia a credit to the nation which conceived it.
Aegain, tht incident calls attention
to Canada's splendid gateway to the
Eaat. Although China is in a chaotic
political condition just now, the
huft Oriental nation offers wonderful tradt chances in the future. No
nation it better placed for getting its
■Jtlfe of thji buaintu than Canada,
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Canada's Greatest Piano
There are many reasons why the Piano of your
choice should be a Gerhard Heintzman.
Your most careful consideration should be given
to the details that will later on spell satisfaction, or
otherwise in the instrument you select.
A piano is something you want to enjoy now and
in the years to come.
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lasting. Its durability is based on quality built into
every detail of its construction.
Write us to-day for catalog and particulars of our
easy payment plan.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
"Nanaimo's Music House"
District Representative.
L A D I E S!
We would draw your attention to the fact that we are
now showing a nice line of Strap Slippers and Oxfords
for evening wear; Priced Right at—
$4.50 — $5.50 — $5.75 and $6.50
Nothing newer, with Fancy Buckles if desired-"
TheNalional Shoe week is over, but you will still be
needing shoes.—See our lines of boy's and girl's shoes
all reliable makes and satisfaction guaranteed. Leckies
Weston and Amherst Brands at $2.95, $3.50 and $3.95
Boy's Serviceable School Suits at Wholesale Prices
$7.50 to $11.50
Boy's Navy Serge Bloomer Pants at $2.50. All Woo),
Boy's Tweed Bloomer Pants. $1.75, $2.50 and $3.50
HOSIERY DEPARTMENT— Ladies' All Wool Black
Cashmere Hose Priced at 75 cents. —Ladies' Black
Lisle and Mercerized Hose in all Colors at 35c. and 50c
Men's Soft Fedora Felt Hats in the Latest Shapes
Priced at $3.50 and $4.50
GREY WOOL BLANKETS, Good heavy weight   at
$6.95 and $7.95 a Pair
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Car  For Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Comox Exchange
Cturtenay, B.C.      '
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite   llo-Ilo  Theatre
Practical  Barber,  and  Halr-
dresaer, Shampooing, Singeing,
Maasaglng,    Scalp    Treatment.
Christmas Cards at
The blander Office SIX
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
It's Very Simple
A CAMEL has an easy job making her getaway through the
eye of a needle compared with the fellow who tries to get
results from poorly printed advertising matter. Our staff
is composed of specialists in their respective lines Who will be
glad to help you get results worth while.
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Standard  and  Touri.it Sleeping  Cars and
Dining Cars.
K. IVi BICKLE* Agent
('. K. EA11I.E, D.P.A.
Royal Candy Co.
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Wedding, Christening and Birthday Cakes to Order
— Phone 18 —
WM.MKURIFIEU),   Proprietor
Dtin»mulr Avenue, Cumberland
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co.
Cumberland and Courtenay.
High Grade
New shipment! ot thtit high-
iradt confectiona arrive tTtry
two wteki, ensuring frtth goodi
all tht tlmt.
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M.R.A.I.C, B.A.
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Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Claan or
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Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop In and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agtnt ln Cumberland, who
will advise you on any work you with
to have done.
Our   Work   and   Service
Wlll  Please Yen   ti   tt
VICTORIA, B. C.       1       Phone IN!
Refraction and Muscular
Graduate Aptometrist and Oj>
tician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Ttjw-
Cumberland Hotel Parlors
Hours: 1.30 to 5.30—7 to 9 p.m.
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
II) "Metket Willleeee" wltk her Ne*
Terk IrieiUe, enl ID st Ihe Cenedlin
Fertile Winter Statlen.
OF course you have visited
New York, and if you have
been to New York you have been
to Timti Square; but while you
were there did you notice the
neat little old lady who was acting at tales agent for the "Billboard" outside the Putnam Building? If not you are not in the
show business because everyone
in the show business knows
"Mother Williams." Likewise the
police, for It is known to all of
them that "Mother Williams" is
on speaking terms with Commissioner Richard Enright, and
mort than ont "cop" indebted to
the old lady—she is seventy-two
years old—for her intercession
with the commissioner on their
The candles she burns at the
"Church ol* Mother Divine" for
her proteges are innumerable.
Many a heartsick girl has been
stopped by "Mother Williams"
and sent on her way with
enough money to tide her over
until tht long - sought - for - engagement wat secured, and the same
is applicable to actors, for on more
than one occasion she has been seen
to "slip 'them change." Nor has
she caust to regret it, for with her
it is always "just a little loan until
you sign up." Today she probably
knows and is known by more producers and actors than any other
woman in the country, for few, if
any on Broadway, ever pass without
a word of greeting for "Mother Wil.
Hams" and a "God bless you" from
Her kind old Irish heart will re.
spond to every tale of tuffering for
"Mother Williams" knows. Mary
Bridget Ann Williams was born in
Toronto seventy-two years ago, the
daughter of a prominent real estate
man. At the age of eight she lost
her mother, after whose decease she
accompanied her father on a tour of
Europe that included a stay in Ireland and a tour year visit to Lon-
lon. Returning to Montreal, Miss
Villiamt later became a well-known
md successful teacher of music, and
Lecturer (to lone member of the
audience) —I wish to thank you, sir.
for your Interest In my talk, and I am
afraid that I must apologize for taking up such a great deal of your time.
Audience— Oh, that's alright, you
see I'm hired by the hour.
Lecturer— "Hired hy the hour?"
Audience— Sure, you see, I'm tho
taxi driver who drove you up here.
(Editor's note— Yes, he finally recovered, but he never looked the same
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Perhaps there will be no perfect
equality between the embattled sexes
until men learn to scream and Jump
on tables at the sight of a moiiBe.
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True Love
"True olve," said he,.will substitute
A flivver for a Royce,
Will you take, Instead of a wedding
The ring—In my voice?"
"True love," sold she, "reciprocates"
Now here's my wedding gown.
Will you take Instead of   my   bridal
A train—for town?"
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"Quit chewing the rag,'" said the
bandit to his gagged victim .
it is with great pride that she points
to several of the present day celebrities who received their funda.
mental training at her hands.
In 1887 Miss Williams found her-
self alone in the world. The following year she went to New York
where she supported herself by her
music until advancing age made it
impossible to continue as a teacher.
From then on, until she became a
sales agent for the "Billboard" and
was taken under the wing of its pro.
prietor, she did as best she could,
but always smiling, and giving, per-
haps, more to the world than she received from it.
Recently she took a little journey
under the protection of the Canadian Pacific Railway. For two weeks
she visited her old friends in Mont*
real whence she had travelled with
the primary object of caring fot
her father's grave. From there she
went to Toronto where her mother's
last resting place was ministered to,
A wonderful, cheery old lady. Is it
a wonder that they call her "Mother
Williams" nn Broadway?
Carbide Lamps for the Camp, with convenient Carbide
Flash Lights and Batteries of all Kinds
Hot-Shots — Unit Cells — B. Batteries
Latest Radio Handbook    -
You are invited to call and "Listen In" to the R2000
with loud Speaker, any evening.
Everything Electrical
Piket Electric
P.O. Box
Special prices on White Shoes
During the Season
Dunsmuir Avenue
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Minimum price of first-class land
reduced to $6, an acre; second-class
to |2.50 an acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lauds only.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes and which is non-timber
Partnership pre-emptions abolished, but parties of not more than four
may arrange for adjacent pre-emptions with joint residence, but each
making necessary improvements on
respective claims.
Pre-emptors must ocou'py clalma
for five years and make Improvements
to value ot $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivation ot at least 6
acreB before receiving Crown Orant.
Where pre-emptor ln occupation
not leas' than 3 years, and has made
proportionate Improvements, be may,
because ot ill-health, or other caust,
be granted Intermediate certificate ot
Improvement and transfer bis claim.
Records without permanent residence may be issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent
ot $360 per annum and records tame
each year. Failure to make improvements or record same will operate as
forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained
In less than 6 years, and improvements of $10.00 per acre. Including
5 acres cleared and cultivated, and
residence ot at least 2 yean are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown Grant
may record another pre-emption, If
he requires land in conjunction with
his farm, without actual occupation,
provided statutory Improvements
made and residence maintained on
Crown granted land.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesltes,
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and Improvement conditions.
For grazing and Industrial purposes
areas exceeding 640 acres may bt
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or industrial sites on
Umber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; conditions include
payment of stumpage.
Natural hay meadowt Inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchased
conditional upon construction of a
road to them. Rebate ot one-halt of
cost of road, not exceeding half of
purohase price, is made.
Pre-Emptora' Free Grant) Act.
The scope of this Act it enlarged to
Include all persona joining and serving with His Majesty's Forces. Tbe
time within which the heirs or devisees of a deceased pre-emptor may ap-
ply for title under tha Act la extend-
ed from for one year from the death
ot such person, as formerly, until ont
year after the conclusion of tht great
war. This privilege ts also made ra-
No fees relating to pre-emptions
art due or payable by toldtert on preemptions recorded after June 26,
1918. Taxes are remitted tor live
Provision for return of moneys ao-
crued, due and been paid ainct August 4, 1914, on account of paymtntt,
fees or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements to purcbast
town or city lott held by members of
Allied Forces, or dependenti, acqulrtd
direct or Indirect, remitted from enlistment to March 31, 1920.
Sub-Purchasers of Crown Lands
Provision made for (ttuanct of
Crown grants to sub-purcbastrt of
Crown Lands, acquiring rights from
purchasers who failed to complete
purchase. Involving forfeitura, on fulfillment of conditions ot purchase, Interest and taxes. Where tub-purchasers do not claim whola ot original parcel, purchase price due and
taxes may be distributed proportionately over whole area. Applications •
must be made by May 1, 1920.
Grazing Act, 1919, for systematic
development of livestock Industry
provides for grazing district* and
range administration under Commissioner. Annual grazing permits It-
sued based on numbers ranged; priority for established ownert. Stock-
owners may form Aatotlatlona foi
range management. Free, or partially free, permits for tettltrt, campers
or travellers, up to ten haad. tH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
Latest Fashions In
Footwear for Men
Women and  Children
Regal or Derby Shoes for Men, the latest styles priced
frota     $5.85
Fine Kid Oxfords for Dancing     $4.95
Strong Work Boots       $4.95
Women will like the Gracia one strap Pump of Grey
Suede and Patent Leather Price          $5.95
Wonderfully Smart For Fall
Brown Leather Brogues,   superior   fitting   quality
For         $7.50
All our new rubbers have arrived and are extra good
Modern  Shoe  Company
Cold Weather Tips
Keep out the cold and be comfortable by getting'
the house fixed up.
We have lowest prices on Building Paper, Tar
Paper, Shingles, Comfort Felt, Wall Board, Cabot
Quilt, Fir Veneer, Cottonwood Panelling.
Tar and Gravel that Flat Rofif before the rainy
weather makes it difficult.
We sell all the materials and will figure on a complete job,
Phone 17
P.O. Box 62
Mr. Joseph Meredith, a member of
the firm of Meredith Bros., motor car
dealers and garagemcn, of this city
was united ln marriage at Duncan on
Wednesday last to Miss McDonald of
the Cowichan Valley town.
Tslum Lodge, No 60. Knights of
Pythias held a benefit whlst drive on
Wednesday night, the proceeds ot
which have been donated to Mr. Ernest Kerton, one of their members who
has had the misfortune to be ill for
many months past. There were fourteen tables and a most enjoyable evening was spent. Winners of prizes
were: Ladles first MrB. Mills; Consolation Mrs. James Parkin; Gentlemen
first Mr. Jas. Warren; Mr. F. Movitz
and consolation Mr. R. B. Dixon.
Dr Richardson Is visiting his son
and daughter Capt. Wm. Richardson
and Mrs. (Dr.) Butters. Dr. Richardson has recently returned from the
Penco River and Fort Norman country where be spent a considerable
length of time.
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Great Interest Is being taken In the
forthcoming visit to Courtenay of Mr.
Victor Edmonds, acknowledged to be
Canada's premier tenor soloist. Mr.
Edmonds comes to the Gaiety Theatre
Courtenny, on Thursday, October 18,
under the auspices of Courtenay Assembly No. 3, Native Sons of Canada.
The members of the Native Sons
have received enquiries from all parts
of the district regarding this entertainment and there is not the slightest
doubt that a full house will greet Canada's Own artist when he makes his
appearance at Courtenay. He will bt
accompanied by Mrs. Clifford Warn,
one of the most eminent pianists on
the Pacific Coast,
Other Canadian artists will probab-
1 be brought to Courtenay this winter
under the auspices ot the Native Sons,
but this rests a great deal with the
patronage accorded the Initial enter.,
Press noflces tell us that Mr. Edmonds la In a class by himself aa an
entertainer and residents of Comox
district who have had the pleasure of
hearing blm lu other citiea have declared their Intention of hearing him
slug, on the 18th.
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Quality for
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Shanks, of Victoria, were visitors from that city ;n
this district on Monday. They motored from Courtenay to Alberni and are
making a leisurely tour ot the Island.
Mr. John Duncan has returned from
Powell River where he has been employed with the Provincial Department of Public Works. Considerable
road work has been done across the
Bay this summer, particularly In the
direction of Lang Bay. Seven miles
of road has been constructed in that
direction from Powell River. Some
surveying has also been done and other preparations made for the development of communication in the mainland portion of the constituency.
The new bridge ls In its last stages
of construction and it is hoped io
have It ready for traffic tonight or
Monday. The planking has all been
laid and the work on the approaches
is proceeding so satisfactorily that
there is little doubt that traffic will
be allowed to use the steel structure
over the Courtenay river. The work
has been under way since the middle
of last May and is the first steel
bridge constructed on the Island Highway. Certainly it Is a credit to the
District and replaces the old woodsn
bridge that did duty for over twenty
..ears. There was some talk of having a celebration, or, to be more exact,
an official opening. On second consideration It was thought unnecessary.
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Mrs. G. Edwards, agent for the B.
C. Telephone Company at Courtenay is
leaving for California where ln future
she will make her home. Some time
ago Miss Edwards went south to Berkley and is at present employed by the
telephone company at the American
city. Mrs. Tuck, who has been with
the company at Duncan has arrived
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation ot Mrs. Edwards.
Come, let's get together for a moment and give the show girl a honeyed word or two. Always she has had
the cutting edge of our tongues, and
since the Evelyn Nesblt Thaw episode
that edge has been keener than ever.
We have often heard her called a
harpy, a mercenary snatcher-up of
"unconsidered trifles" such as the
sons of wealthy men. The records
show that what we have said has had
tact behind It.
But there are show girls and show
girls, It seems, and one of them comes
forward to show that she, at least, isn't after social glitter or unearned
Her name doesn't matter. Neither
does that ot the young man, for, of
course, there's a male tool ln the
case. The Incident Itself is enough
though it might be added that he
comes of one ot the most famous families in Philadelphia, which certainly
isnt sluggish where the stage Is concerned, and that she, probably, ls the
daughter of parents of much lower
social position.
But she has more self-respect than
he, with all his ancestry. He wants
to marry her, but she says to him
"Nay!" This Is her sufficient reason: "I am quite as good as he,' she recently said, "but I don't think his parents have that opinion. In fact, I believe.tbat they would look upon me
as a rank outsider and make it very
unpleasant if 1 tried to break up their
family circle."
What did the wealthy Willy boy re
ply, when she told him this and declared his family would probably cut
him off with a proverbial shilling?
"That's all right," said he. "With
my name and the prestige ot the family, you and I could make a living on
the stage."
"Thank you," the show girl called
back over her shoulder, "when I take
a husband lt will be one that will support me without any assistance from
poor lltle me."
Thus does this girl make two home
runs of wisdom In one inning, for
certainly no sheltered daughter of
wealth could show more womanliness
than she In declining to enter a home
where she wasn't wanted, and In having the right standard for husbandly
duties, though she Ia in a world of
false standards where an exotic husband often Is looked upon as agreeably decorative.
Is there such a thing as time to
kill? Time—the very thing of which
life Itself consists—and who, indeed,
has an hour to slaughter?
In the market where ability Is
bought and sold, today's "dead ones"
are but yesterday's crop from the
battle of Fool's Hill.
Then, In the heydey of their youth,
these valiant warriors had time to
kill. And today their own drudging
minds and bodies wear a bleeding
wound for every blow they struck.
Killing time, indeed! Reader, every hour on the face ot the clock Is
but a mile post nearer the days of
your old age.    Now, In this period
of your fullest  strength,  what are
you doing with all the   hours   be-
j tween labor and rest? Are you, too,
: killing time? How much of each day
I do you put in on the bellows end of
a cigarette? What portion  between
sunset and bed time do you devote in
zealous patriotism to the red, white
| and blue chips? How many billiard
ball dents do you put Into the cush-
I lon while hastening the time when
! you yourself will be up against It for
| keeps? How  much sole leather    do
you wear out scraping the concrete
In rhythm with tbe garrulous gossip
ot  Spearmint  Lizzie.    And  did  you
ever stop to figure how many   Iron
men you have paid to old Gasoline
Gus, just for the fun of wearing out
Oh, yes, of course, one must have
amusement and recreation. They are
essential. Deliver us from the poor
stick that does not know what fun
Is. Yes, there Is a reasonable time
for cigars, refreshment, visiting,
games, and all that. But your system Is not equipped for kisalng the
nicotine 24 hours a day; your pay
envelope does not grow satnlp enough
for you to spend all your evenings
feeding the kitty; you are too much
of a tumbler to down the pool
sharks; you haven't the skill to be a
speed demon on the public highway; and, as he-fllrt—well you
Stop killing time!
Private Greeting
Christmas Cards
Order Early at The Islander Office
Is Coming
Why not be prepared by repairing those leaky roofs
and sides of your house and barn with
Gwilt's Famous Shingles
12.00 per Thousand
Second Grade
While they last.—Terms strictly rash
Gwilt Lumber Co., Ltd.
Gladys says she has a girl friend
who is having her voice cultivated
when she ought to have it harvested.
Union Tailor
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
00   -»>
aad BEAD NOISES. Sinlrreb
It fai back of tht tan i
eat eeeeeettee la mts, limtmrs.
AaUoaardjtML '
NfMlhAftjM MtwTtjk
For Halt In Cumberland   by
Lang's   Drag   Store   and   all
Reliable llrngglsts. EIGHT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER    13th.    1923
News From Sutherland's
Local Briefs
Announcing this week some mm arrivals lu the Ladles Dress Line
* * * e
Peacock Blue Canton Crepe, made
of the uncrushable Crepe, rbund neck,
trimmed with two bows, of material,
to match, rows ot white silk stitched
down the front and on sleeves, smart
Apple Green Flannel Dress, round
collar, short sleeves, short and long
panels in front finished with white
braid and pearl buttons in size lti.
This dress is very smart tor Misses.
At Sutherland's Dry Goods Store,.	
Flannel Dress with   top   made   ot
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Horwood mot-1 flRE IN CHINATOWN
ored from Victoria on Monday on a'
two week's visit to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Horwood:
ly made. At Sutherland's Dry Goods. fawn ana Bklrt ot   Drowl>.   a   f«"y
Henna Canton Crepe Dress, short
sleeves. Two panels with dows of
silk stitching worked acroBs front of
dress, and two extra large buttons to
match clasped in front. At Suther...
land's Dry Goods Store.
Navy Canton Crepe, long sleeves,
heavily beaded down front, round
neck, Pouch Blouse effect at back, a
really beautiful gown. At Sutherlands
Dry Goods Store.
Black Canton Crepe with Just.one
large fancy button tn front, black and
gold, which makes a pretty setting
and shows this dress up to good advantage, three-quarter length sleeves,
wings at both sides of dress which
completes the lines ot a dress worthy
of your Inspection.  At Sutherland's
Dry Goods Store.
Navy Blue Canton Crepe Dress,
stitched red and navy silk down front
and on belt, round neck, three-quarter sleeves, a good dress at a reasonable price. At Sutherland's Dry
Goods Store.
Navy Poiret Twill Dress, sailor collar trimmed henna, short sleeves also
trimmed henna and belt flushed with
the same trimmng, two pannels at the
front. At    Sutherland's    Dr}'    Goods
MrB. Dr. George Ker McNaughton,
entertained at bridge on Thursday evening last. A moat delightful evening
was spent by those present, and after
refreshments had been   served    the
smart combination, with row of silver
tinted buttons, suitable tor a size 18.
At Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
Flannels in most ot tbe new shades
have arrived, some In single width,
others ln double width. At Suther-
land's Dry Goods Store. /
See our specials in homespuns, they
are going fast, widths 38 and 40 Inches
the very best values and the price Ib
only 90c. per yard. At Sutherland's
Dry Goods Store,
The umbrella season has arrived
once again, and our stock is complete
with a good assortment ot umbrellas
at prices to suit the purse of all. At
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
Our Ayrshire Blankets are going
fast at the reasonable prices quoted
last week. We invite you to call and
Bee our stock and compare our values.
Prices $9.50 — $10.60 — $12..60 and
the best at $15.00. At Sutherland's Dry
Goods Store.
For Dry Goods we Invite inspection
and comparison. At Sutheland's Dry
Goods Store.	
prize winners were announced.   Mrs.
George  W. Clinton being successful
ln winning tbe ladies' prize and Mr. i ..
n «.   >... .      .t .. —   .    poured out from every  window
George  W.  Clinton  the  gentlemen's   vuu       v™r .'
1 nnlv took Chief Parnham a few
On Thursday morning at 2:45 a fire
alarm was turned ln from Chinatown.
Charlie Slug Chong'a store being 'ho
Bcene ot the blaze.
The brigade were quickly on the
job and on reaching the store it was
found that tbe fire had a firm hold
between the celling and roof of die
building, while volumes    of    smoke
Mr. Thomas Scott left on Saturday
for Vancouver to meet his mother and
sister, who were expected to arrive
trom England at the week-end.
Mrs. Harry Bryan entertained at
bridge on Saturday evening, about
twenty guests being present. Refreshments were served at midnight,
a most enjoyable evening being spent.
only took Chief Parnham a tew seconds to sTze up the situation and soon
bad the brigade lay three lines of
hose, which quickly had the fire under control.
The tire from the start looked at
though it might catch some of the
nearby buildings, but was never allowed to spread. *
The residence ot Charlie Sing
Chong which at the,rear of the same
building was a complete loss along;
with the rest of the store. It is understood some insurance ls carried.,. The
damage to the   store   being   mostly
Mr. J. Mulrhead, chief Provincial aamage m [II(J amn muw
Inspector of electrical energy paid an | caU8ed by amoke and walel.
official vistt to Cumberland during the
past week and inspected many elect-; wpur j IQIJOR
Hnni- tnntfl.itn.HnnR.   On Saturday ev-1
rical installations,
enlng he met the mayor and fire wardens and expressed himself aa highly
pleased with the high class electrical
work-being done tn this city. "Mr.
Mulrhead left for Vancouver on Sunday morning.
Pigs, unequalled for early maturity
and ready for the block at 3% mouths. $5. each. — R. Waddell, R. R. 1,
Cumberland. —40-3
house and pantry, Jersulame, For
particulars:—Apply Mrs. John Raga
Penrith Ave. 6-10-23—1.
bole cook range, cheap for cash, apply 203 Maryport Ave.
hole range In good condition. Cheap
for cash. Apply at the Islander
Office. ' -
between Courtenay and Cumberland
Road. Finder please return to Islander Office. Reward.
nlng Company, Limited., Sidney
Wharf. 40.
er of good Farm for sale. State
Cash Price, full particulars. D. F.
Bush, Minneapolis, Minn.      —40-6.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Edwardson of Ladysmlth spent last weekend witli Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Saunders, whom they had
not seen for twelve years.
Miss Hannah Harrison returned
during the week from a holiday trip
to the United States, visiting Chicago
Indianapolis and going as far south
as Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Mordy entertained
at tour tables of bridge on Monday evening last. Some very high scores
were obtained, the ladies' first prize
being won by Mrs. A. E. Jeffrey and
Mr. F. D. Pickard winning the gentlemen's first prize. Refreshments were
served by the hostess, the party breaking up shortly after midnight, a most
enjoyable evening being spent by all
The dance given by the Courtenay
Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday night was attended by about 200
people from all parts ot the Valley.
The Courtenay Orchestra under the
leadership of Leslie Moody provided
the music. The good time, as only
the Fire Fighters only are capable of
giving their friends, was enjoyed until
2 a.m. Friday.
The regular weekly meeting was
helil In the parsonage on Tuesday evening. It was decided to give a play
on November 28th entitled " A Case
of Suspension."
Miss Edith Horbury gave a very interesting talk on the life of Beethoven.
On or before October 31st, every
house-holder or license-holder must
register with the City Clerk to secure
a vote at the coming Municipal elections to be held ln January, 1924, un
der the Municipal Elections Act The
qualifications for registration are:
Must be a British subject of the full
age ot 21 years;
Have resided In the city    (or school
district, for school vote), since Jan.
1st, 1923. (This does hot apply   to
Must have paid taxes  (not includng
dog tax), to the amount of at least
$2.00, or a trade's license fee of at
least $5.00.
Owners of property who have not
yet registered their property in their
own name, may get on the list as
house-holders under this section if
they have paid the current year's
taxes, and register before the end nf
this month.
The declaration must be made be-
' fore a J.P., notary public, stipendiary
magistrate or the City Clerk.
The City Clerk's office will be open
from 10 to 12 a. m. and from 3 to 5
p. m. dally.
The following subscription to the
Japanese relief fund bave been forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross
Society, Vancouver, B.C.
Employees C. C. (D.) Ltd  336.50
Employees C.C. (D.) Ltd.
Union Bay   68.00
T. Graham     25.00
C. A. Colman     20.00
F. A. McCarthy       6.00
A. E. Jeffrey       5.00
Mrs. James Hood       5.00
Total     $464.r.O
A pleasant afternoon was spent at
the home of Mrs. J. E. Spicer, when
she entertained a few of her friends.
An innovation was introduced in the
shape of a competition making hats
from various colored tissue paper,
Mrs. E. Robinson was adjudged the
winner with a creation of a picture
hat of lavender and pale green.
Mr. Fred D. Pickard ls the new
vendor for the local Government Liquor Store and will commence Ins
duties on Monday October 15th.
An illustrated address will he given
by the Rev. A. W. Corker and the Rev.
Alan Greive, In the Anglican Hall on
Thursday, October 18th. following yia
Choral Evensong.
Pictures of Indian Life, Indian Curios, Masks, Dancing Attire etc., will
be shown, also views of the Bays anil
Inlets on the B. C. Coast. Admission
will be free but a collection will lie
taken. The public are cordially in-
Mrs. Scott and Miss Scott:, mother
and sister of Mr. Thomas Scott, arrived from England on Tuesday evening, and will take up their residence
In  Cumberland.
Mrs. Dr. E. R. Hicks Is spending a
few days vacation In Vancouver and
Mrs. A. Maxwell and daughters
Jessie and Muriel are visiting relatives In Vancouver and New Westminster.
On Saturday night Mr. David Mot-
tlshaw was putting some gasoline in
his car. As It was dark he had a
lantern ln his garage. In the operation some gasoline came In contact
with the light with the result that the
garage instantly burst Into flames.
Being unable to make his way through
the flames to safety Mr. Mottoshaw
tried to break through the back wall,
but before success crowned his efforts he was severely burned about the
arms and legs. The garage and car
were a total loss and some mill machinery that had been stored in the
building was also destroyed. Partial
Insurance was carried.
The invisible ear drum invented by
A. O. Leonard, which is a miniature 1
megaphone, fitting inside the entirely
out of sight, Is restoring the heariug
ot hundreds of people in New York
City. Mr. Leonard Invented this drum
to relieve himself of deafness aud
head noises, and It does this so successfully that no one could tell he Is
a deaf man. It is effective when deafness is caused by catarrh or by per.
forated or wholly destroyed natural
drums. A request for information to
A. O. Leonard, Suite 436, 70th Ave.,
New York City, will be given a prpmpt
reply. —advt.
i reply, —advt. 40-44-49.
Imported Scotch and Irish Woollens
in Suit lengths for Ladies aud Gentlemen's Suitings.— Unexcelled quality.
Lowest prices. AgassU * Co. IU Pent,
berton Bldg, Victoria, B.C.
Property owners whose taxes are unpaid are reminded that a further penalty of 6% will be added to all current taxes remaining unpaid on Oct. 1.
Owners of dogs who have neglected
to take out licenses are notified that
unless such licenses are taken out by
October let. proceedings will be taken without further notice.
Albert J. Merry,
City Clerk
In selected packets &c. also Personal
Greeting cards.— Lowest Prices.
Agassis & Co. 1.13   Penberton   Bldg.
Victoria, B. ('.
Calendars — Metal Signs — Stickers
—Labels Ac. — Lowest Prices. Agus-
six t Co. in Pemberton Bldg. Victoria
The CHEVROLET SUPERIOR Touring now comes
equipped with Cord Tires, Nickle plated radiator, and
bar-cap, improved body, and equipment.
SUPERIOR SEDAN, equipped  with first grade.
Cord Tires, and with finish equal to any closed car selling under three thousand dollars;
Blunt & Ewart Ltd.
Bring your postcards in, I cake free with a purchase
of one cake at 10 cents I
Lys Toilet Soap, Large Cake, Lemon, Rose and Almond
.   * 2 Cakes for 25c
Caravan Castile Soap, Large bars 25c. 2 for 45c.
♦Palmolive Shampoo in bottles 50c and 75c
Palmolive Cold Cream per jar 35c and 65c
Palm Olive Shaving Cream per tube 35c
Palmolive Talcum Powder per tin 35c
Palmolive Face Powder Flesh or white per box        50c
Palmolive Face Powder Flesh or white per bofc        75c
Buy Apples and Pears by the Box
Eating or Preserving Pears 501b. box $2.50
King and Gravenstein Apples per box $2.25
Cooking Apples per box $1.50
Oranges — 4 doz. for 95c and 3 doz. i'or $1.00
Grapefruit, Large Size . 4 for 35c
Full stock of seasonable Fruits and Vegetables
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
Hallow'een Masquerade
31st October
B i
$1.00 Hair Tonic, Saturday Special  79 cents
$1.00 Gibson's Rheumatic Cure, Sat. Spec 81 cents
50c. Smokers' Tooth Paste (Removes Tobacco
Stains) Saturday Special 36 cents
$1.25 Jazz Cocktail, large bottle, Sat. Spec 89 cents
35c. Carbolic Tooth Powder, Saturday Spec 28 cents
60c. Robert's Syrup of Tar &*C.L.O. Sat. Spec. 43 cents
$1.00 Bath Sponges Saturday Special  78 cents
35c. Gibb's Shaving Sticks, in tins, Sat. Spec. 28 cents
Soap values, 10c, 15, & 25c per cake
Saturday Special 3 cakes for 28 cents
Candy Specials
$.100 lb. Chocolate Burnt Almond. 78 cents
50c. Pascall's assorted candies in tins 38 cents
Lang's Drug Store


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