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Array J55EL CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland Sow*.
FORTY-SIXTH YEAR—No. 16.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1927.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Coroner's Jury Return  Open
Verdict In Motor Fatality
Cumberland To Celebrate May 24th
Six hours and some minutes were
required by Coroner John Conway
and jury to gather all the tacts avail
able at the enquiry into the death of
Esther Wright Logan, who died last
Sunday evening as the result of being
struck by car no. 13-788, driven by
Tadao Dol. The inquest opened at
2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, continued until 5:45, and was resumed
next morning at 10 o'clock. It was
12:15 when the jury returned their
verdict.
The inquest was hold In the Court
House. Cumberland, and in addition
to tho court and principal witnesses
there was a large number ol* Interested spectators and friends of the two
families Involved. The enquiry adjourned for several nmiutts in order
that the jury might view the body of
deceased Esther Wright Logan, and
when once more resumed the roll call
revealed the names of the jurors as
follows: J. Sutherland (foreman), D.
McRae, W. Merrlfleld, C. Mcintosh, C.
MacDonald and G. Cavin.
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton was the first
to give evidence. He said that about
7:30 o'clock on tlle evening of Sunday, April 17th, he had been culled to
"the vicinity of Boulder Hill and on
his way there he met an Overland
i coach near the Company's farm, the
car containing Taduo Doi, Mr. David
Logan and Miss Esther Logan. The
latter was very near death and she
was rushed to thc Cumberland Hospital, but died soon after admittance.
Examination revealed fractures of tbe
skull, collar bone, and thigh bone, and
several bruises and abrasions, deatli
being due to concussion of the brain
following a fracture or the skull.
At this juncture, Mr. P. P. Harrison
informed the coroner that he was
present at the Inquest on behalf of
Tadao Doi.
Cur Experts (live V'vldrnro
Mr. John Ledingliaiii, garageman of
Cumberland, was next called to the
stand. He said: "On the 18th day of
April I was requested by the Provincial Police to examine car no. 13-7SS,
an Overland coach. I found that thc
radiator was out of line 8 inches at
the top left hand coiner, the headlight
rim on the left side showed signs of
having had a blow of some description and the license bracket on the
same side was bent back. I examine*]
the brakes and found the right service brake bad very little lining on it.
The left servlco brake lining was considerably worn. I took the car out to
test brakes and found that at a speed
of 35 miles per hour I put clutch out
and applied foot brake. Tbe foot
pedal went to the floor hoard but
there was no braking on the part of
the car. The car came to n stop of
its own momentum. I also tried the
emergency brake and found at a speed
of 35 miles per hour, down hill, 1 declutched and applied the emergency,
bringing car to a stop 111 distance ol
approximately 75 yards. I was ac-
companled on these tests by Corporal
Matthews and Constable Johnston."
Mr. Harrison nuestioiied Mr. Ledlngham and the latter said that the tests
in question were made on an oiled
surface road, and tic thought a car
would stop quicker on a gravelled
road. The tests were made down the
hill leading to the Chinese Cemetery
(coming to Cumberland), and the two
constables sat In the car ami estimated the distance. % He thought tbe car
would have stopped sooner if the
brakes were better, nnd be did not
consider 35 miles per hour a rapid
speed.
Before calling to the stand Mr. John
Cameron, another Cumberland garage
proprietor, Cpl. Matthews presented "a
rough drawing of the part of the
Royston road where the accident
occurred in order to assist witnesses
ln Identifying landmarks.
Tests Showed Brakes I'oor
Mr. Cameron snid: "On the liitb day
of April I wus requested by the police
to examine car no. 13-788. 1 huve had
19 yeurs experience with cars. Tests
were made on the Royston rond to
ascertain the condition of the brakes,
I made three tests all from the sanie
place, commencing nl tbo top of
Boulder Hill and working the car to a
speed of 35 miles per hour at Dun-
slre's mall box. I pulled on tbe
emergency brake as fur ns possible
alld the car stopped a little down from
Logan's house, about 160 yards from
where the brake was applied. In this
test I left the clutch in nud look my
foot on" throttle, lu Ibe second test
I again worked the cur to 36 miles
per hour and nppllod foot brake when
passing mall box. The cur refused to
stop. The third test was over the
same ground und at the snme speed
and I applied both brakes, with clutch
In-and juice oil'. The car travelled
within a couple of feet of where it
stopped In lirst tost. 1 wns accompanied by Coroner John Conway and
Corporal Matthews. I personally, examined the car and found left headlight dented nnd upper left hand
corner of radiator wus pushed back
about three inches. The number
bracket was also bent. The right
hand service brake bail practically no
lining; three quarters of it hnd none.
The left hand brake had lining but il
(Continued on Page Five)
Rural Postmasters
Will Be Protected
We are advised by A. W. Neill, M.P.
that he has been taking up at Ottawa
the question of loss of salary to rural
postmasters owing to the reduction of
postage from three to two cents last
year.
Mr. Neill now advises us that the
Department wlll not consider the
question of an increased commission
on stamp sales to tbe rural postmasters until one complete fiscal year
under the reduced postage ls completed which will not be until March
iy*JS, but that meantime the Postmaster-General has announced that
rural postmasters will, for the current
year, receive the same salary as in
the previous year before the reduced
postage came Into effect. When the
complete fiscal year under the reduced postage rate Is completed, the
Department will be In a position to
consider what increase of commission
would lie fair to make. This will be
good news to tho rural postmasters
who are paid solely by commission on
stamps sold, und whose revenue was
bound to bo effected by the reduction
in postage.
Cumberland is to celebrate Queen
Victoria's birthday, May 24th. Thin
was tlie decision of a well attended
meeting held last evening ln the City
Hall, and when it was ultimately decided to go ahead with the venturo
those present lost no time in electing
officers and forming committees.
Mayor Alex. Maxwell took the chair
ami was subsequently elected president. Other officers are: Honorary
president, Lieut.-Col. C. W. Villiers;
Hon. vice-president, Thos. Graham;
Director of Ceremonies, Alex. Auchlnvole; secretary, Hector Stewart; and
treasurer, Alex. MacKinnon. Space
does not permit mentioning here tbe
names of the members of the various
committees, but each will be notified
by letter within the next few days of
his appointment.
The finance committee was Instruct
ed to Interview the management ol
the Canadian Collieries and also the
Grievance Committee with the objeci
of securing permission to take up a
collection at the mines. The meeting
also decided to give Union Bay tho
preference of the May Queen this
year, as last year's Queen was from
Cumberland.
The sports committee will be unable
to draw up their complete program
until the finance committee can give
an Indication of what sum will be
available, but this ls expected very
soon. A further meeting will be called either next week or the week
after, the actual time and date to be
set by President Maxwell. The sports
committee, under the chairmanship of
J. L. Brown, will probably meet next
week some time.
Protracted Sickness
Of Pioneer Proves
To Be Fatal
Another Attempt
One more attempt is going to lie
made to get tlie baseball funs of the
city together. With that end in view
a meeting is being called for Sunday
evening at 7:30 in the Athletic Club.
All baseball fans' aie earnestly requested to make nn attempt to be'
present und assist tlie promoters in
getting the popular summer game
under way.
Something New
Under auspices of the Jr. W. B. A.
a GINGHAM DRESS PANCE will be
hold In tho Anglican Church Hull on
April 22nd, 1927. Dancing 8 till 2.
Refreshments wlll be served. General
admission, 60c. 16-10
Honored On 21st
Anniversary Of
Wedding Day
To Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford:
"The many friends that you have
made during your sojourn in Cumberland since 1913 desire to take the
opportunity of expressing to you their
goodwill and esteem on this, the 21st
anniversary of your wedding day.
Their congratulations go out to you.
coupled with tlie wish that in the
years to coine you wlll receive every
blessing, and be spared long to lake
an active part In the life of tbe com
munlty wherever you reside. In
Church life and In civic life they hnv-j
always found you ready and willing
workers, unsparing In effort, untiring
in zeal, and unbounded In kindness.
As an expression of their sincere
appreciation they usk* your acceptance
of this small token of regard."
These words accompanied tlie presentation of a clock to Mr. and .Mrs.
I'. II. Mumford at a surprise party
held in the Parish Hall to commemorate their twenty-first anniversary
of their wedding day. on Saturday
evening, April 16th. For a full week
secret preparations bud been carried
on for this occasion, nnd many were
the speculations us to whether the
"surprise' Iiad leaked out or not. But
I everything worked quite satisfactorily
J and perhaps there was never a moro
' surprised couple in Cumberland than
Alderman Mumford and his wife, as
they were rather forcibly Impelled
Into the Parish Hall ou that memorable evening.
Commemorating their wedding anniversaries on the same day were ltev.
I und  Mrs.  Nunns,  and   Mr.  and   Mrs.
; Keeler, and tbey had places of lionoi
' next to the guests of tiie evening.
I    Tlle proceedings opened with some
remarks from the chairman, who then
culled upon Mr. Syiiiiins to say a few
words.   Mr.  Symons   referred  to  the
keen interest Mr. Miiinforil bus always
shown In  the  work of Holy Trinity
Church, his keeness und loyalty being
, an example to all.   Mr. Cope emphasized the purl Mr. Mumford played In
the civic life of the community,   lie
was always "ou lbc job," nml here too
, his example wns a credit to all.   Mrs.
Bunks eulogized Mrs.  Mumford In a
happily   worded  speech.   After  partaking of a sumptuous  bunquct, the
presentation of the dock took pluce.
followed   by the presentation  of the
"anniversary wedding cukes'' to Mrs.
Nunns and Mrs. Keeler, the presentations  being made  by Messrs.  Dalby
and  Shortt.   A short programme  of
"sing songs" followed,   and   a   very
happy and successful surprise party
ended with "Auld Lung Sync" and the
National Anthem.
I    Great credit ls due to those ladies
j who so untiringly gave of their time
I mid energy to make the evening sucli
I a successful one.   Perhaps tbe great-
| est credit Is the fact that the whole
| thing was kept n secret, and that the
j surprise was complete In every way.
Mr. Joseph Hudson and Miss Donna
1 Hudson, of Vancouver, were In Cum-
| berland last week-end to attend the
i marriage of Miss Beryl Hudson to Mr.
Alexander DavlBon.
Mr. Samuel Stockand, a well-known
resident of Cumberland for the past
twenty-one yeurs, died at his home
in this city on Monday last, April 18.
aged 74 years. The deceased gentleman had been ailing for some considerable time, being confined to his
bed since Christmas.
He was one of the real* old pioneers
of Vancouver Island, being born ln
Victoria on March 7th, 1853. His
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Stockand, were amongst the* very
earliest pioneers of the Island, landing in Victoria In 1851. The deceased
gentleman resided in Nanaimo between thirty and thirty-five years ago,
und in those early days worked at the
old Douglas mine nnd also in tbo
South field mine. Last year a little
controversy arose over some friends
of Mr. Stockand's claiming him to be
the oldest native son on Vancouver
Island. The deceased never forgot
tbe hospitable ways of the pioneer.
Thc stranger, even though a beggar,
never failed to find food and shelter
If he sought It at his hands. He hnd
filled the various relations of life, as
son, husband, father, brother, friend
and filled them well. Who can do
more?
Besides a devoted wife, he leaves
eight sons and three daughteers and
sixteen grand-children to mourn his
loss. We can only remind these
mourners that he is not dead, he Is
only asleep—resting after a long and
well spent life here. The daughters
of the deceased gentleman nre Mrs.
Joseph Toms, of Victoria; Mrs. James
Green, Vancouver; Mrs. Arthur Cook,
Nanaimo. The sons are Wesley.
Charles. James, and William of Cumberland: Walter and Henry of Nanaimo; John and David of Coalmont,
whilst one brother, Mr. John Stockand. resides at Otter Point, Victoria,
und one sister, Mrs. Gustave Peterson,
resides ill Seuttle.
The funeral, which took place on
Thursday from the family residence.
West Cumberland, was very largely
attended, many friends from outside
points paying their last respects to
the aged pioneer. The pall bearers,
nil intimate friends of the family,
were Messrs. Jas. Smith, Robt. Peters,
Wm. McLellan Sr„ Ben Nicholas, Joo
Horbury and Wm. Merrifield. Interment took place ln the Cumberland
cemetery with Rev. J. R. Hewitt
officiating, Mr. T. E. Banks had
charge of the funeral arrangements.
Florin tributes were received from
the following, and nre gratefully acknowledged:
Pillow—tllc family. Wreaths—Mr.
lind Mrs, E. Dillon, Nanaimo; Mr. and
Mrs. John Murdoch. Sprays—tlic
family; grand-children: Mr. and Mrs.
.1. Zanlnl nml Margarel, Nanaimo;
Mr, uml Mrs, J. D, Somerville; Mr.
.uni Mrs, Sum Miller; Mr. and Mrs.
W. Davis, Minto;  lloyston Snw  Mill.
Attractions At The
Ilo-IloForTheWeek
This Friday and Saturday, John
Gilbert ln "Flesh and tho Devil;"
Monday and Tuesday ot next week.
Hen Lyon and Pauline Starke in "The
Perfect Sap;" Wednesday and Thursday, Irene Rich in "The Honeymoon
Express; ' next Friday and Saturday.
Colleen  Moore In "Twlnkletoes."
Coining soon, "Bnrdelys tlle Magnificent," from Rafael Sabatinl's great
novel.
USUAL   OLD   TIME   DANCE
Don't forget the old lime dnnco as
Usual this Saturday in the Ilo-llo ball
from 9 to 12. Gentlemen 50c, ladies
25c. ■ (The admission price has been
raised lo Include the new tnx imposed
on dances). The big crowd will be
there ns usual, and you'll miss a good
time If you don't drop in yourself.
Huge Quantities Of
Oil Purchased For
Island Roads
Ten carloads of bituminous oil
material have been ordered by the
Provlnclal Public Works Department
for an early start In the surfacing of
Vancouver Island roads. This will
represent the largest oiling program
ever undertaken by the Provincial
authorities In British Columbia.
Finish Before Summer
Weather conditions will determine
largely the date when actual oiling
operations will start, but It Is planned
to get them under way in thc near
future bo that they may be finished
if possib'e before the usual Summer
tourist rush starts.
Engineers of the Public Works Department are making their plans with
a view to causing motorists as little
Inconvenience as possible. They issued an appeal to drivers to us. caution in driving over newly-oiled roads
both for the saks of the road surface
and their own cars. If motorists will
co-operate with the Government in
this way serious Inconvenience to
traffic will be entirely avoided, it is
expected.
Charge Of Manslaughter Laid
Against Youthful Driver;
Out On Bail Of $5000
FUNERAL OF VICTIM, ESTHER WRIGHT LOGAN, HELD ON
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON; LARGE NUMBERS
OF RESIDENTS ATTENDED
Cumberland was shocked Sundai
evening last on learning that an auto
accident at the foot of Boulder Hill.
Royston road, had resulted In the
death of Miss Esther Wright Logan,
eight und one-half year old daughter
of Mr. und Mrs. David Logan. Cumberland bas been singularly free of
such  fatalities  for many  years,  and
Exam. Results
Following are the results of the
Easter examinations in the Cumberland High School:
GRADE 11
Matriculation — 1. Helen Parnham.
2. Jessie Brown, 3. Sam Davis, 4. Isao
Nakano. (Leland Harrison Is nol
ranked—absent).
Normal Entrance—1. Mary Simpson
2. Irene Bates, 3. Evelyn Carey, 4.
Minnie Harrigan, 5. Myrtle Ciilunn.
GRAIIE 10
1. Marjorie  Brown.  2. Mary  Little.
3. Annie Mann, 4. Jack Hill, 5. Norma Parnham, 6. Walter Hughes, 7
Jean MacNaughton, 8. Archie Dick, 9.
.luck Horbury, 10. Tatsuml iwasa, 11.
Nobuo HayaBhl, 12. Nina McKee, 13.
Lillian Grant. Unranked—Claudia
Harrison, Alastalr MacKinnon, Gor-
don Walker,
GRADE 0
1. Stephen Jackson. 2. Norman Fre
lone, 3. Jack McLean, 4. Harold Con
rod, 6. Andrew Brown, 6. Dick Mar
pole, 7. Josephine Freeburn, 8. John'
Wrigley, 9. Mary Gozzano, 10. Marlon
Brown, 11. Norman Hill, 12. Robert
Colling, 13. Annie Beveridge, 14. Edna Conrod, 15. Barbara Grant, Hi.
Gordon Horwood. Not ranked—Kutb-
leen Emily.
A. W. NEILL, M.P., TO
VISIT OLD COUNTRY
A. W. Neill, M. P., asks us to
make It known that he will remain In Ottawa until about the
28th of this month, when he will
leave for a short trip to the Old
Country. He asks that, until
further notice, letters may be
addressed to him to the House
of Commons, Ottawa, and he
will arrange for them to be
forwarded to blm.
Celebrate Birthday
The home ol* Mr. and Mrs. Aspesv
was invaded last Thursday by n number of young friends who gathered to
honor Gloria, on the occasion of her
fourth birthday. The afternoon was
delightfully spent ln games, songs,
and dancing in which all took an
eager part. Dainty refreshments were
then served, to which the young
guests did full justice.
Those present were Gloria Somerville, Jessie Bennie, Muriel Maxwell
Rosie Marocchi, Thelma Frelone.
Vnlda Frelone, Lulda and Norma Cav
allero. Lily and Mary Tobacco, Rita
and Elizabeth Baird, Gloria Aspesy.
and Willie Irvine, Allan Mitchell, Roy
Damonte. Grant Dallos, Yoshio Wat'
anabe and Jackie Bennle.
«*-
Successful F.O.E.
Whist Drive-Social
Aerie No. 1963, F.O.E., held a most
successful whist drive and social In
thc Eagles' Home, Dunsmuir Avenue,
on Tuesday evening last, the spacious
hull being filled to capacity, 18 tables
being necessnry lo take caro of the
whist players. Prizes for tiie curds
wero won by Mrs. Parkinson, ladies'
lirst; Mrs. McKay. Union Bay, second;
whilst tlle gents.' prizes were won by
Mr. StnsBlc, first; Mrs. Carney (substituting) second. On the conclusion
of the whist, refreshments were served by an energetic ladles' committee.
The musical programme which followed was of a very high order, the
following well-known local artists
contributing: duet by thc Misses Ella
and Jean Johnson, Cumberland; and
solos by Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Anderson.
Mr. Formby; a mandolin solo by Mrs.
McDonald, Union Bay; and a banjo
solo by Mr. W. Jackson, Cumberland.
Eleven o'clock came all too early, the
guests voting It the best social of lhe
scuson.
During the evening n drawing for a
framed embroidered Eagle was held,
Mr. Wm. Keenan Jr. being the luckv
winner. The proceeds of Ihe drawing
wlll lie devoted to buying fruit for
pnllenls In thc local hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sehl nnd daughter,
of Victoria, art at present visiting In
Cumberland.
CAMPBELL RIVER NEWS
* $,
.Mrs. S. Ritchie and son Marshall
left Wednesday for a visit with relatives at Everett.
Mrs. II. Parkes and daughter returned Tuesday nfter a week's visit
With  relatives at Vancouver.
Mr. J. Anderson returned to I.und
for the Easter holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. It. Zelgler returned
Thursday from a visit to Vancouver.
Friends of Mrs. Winkworth will be
sorry to learn that she passed away
In tlie General Hospital at Vancouver
last week.
Jlrs. A. Knllquish and daughter left
for a short visit to the city.
Mrs. F, Salvnll and daughter, Monti
Eileen, returned recently from a visit
to Vancouver.
.Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey and sons, ol
Victoria, were guests of Jlr. und .Mrs.
Ivor Parfitt during the Easter holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald, of
Victoria, were guests of Jlr. and Mrs.
Edward .Masters over the week-end.
Jlr. Wm. Sutherland of Forbes
Landing, is at present at Vancouver.
Mr. W. E. Anderson paid a slum
visit here on his way to Quuthinskl
Cove.
Jllss Emma Davis, of Union Bay, is
at present staying al Forbes Landing
Now that  Forbes  Landing  Is open
for tlie scuson. visitors lire beginning
to arrive.   The following were regis-1
tered   during   Ilic   week:   Jllss   Ami" j
Willis,  Miss  Mary   Lail   Jlorron,  .Mr. I
Wallace Johnston, Jlr. and Jlrs. It. T. i
Jlorron,   all   of   Vancouver,  and   Jlr.
and Mrs, It. J. Hartley and Jlr. It. W. '
Hartley, of Victoria.
Jllss Mayne Feeney left Friday for '
her homo nt New Westminster where I
she  wilt spend  tlle  Enstcr holidays.     j
Jlrs. j. Swanson und Jllss B. Swan-,
son. .Mrs. Fred Swiinson and .Miss A.
Swanson were guests of Jlr. and .Mra. I
Chas, Thulin during the week-end.    >
.Mr. iiiiiI .Mrs. Ilurker uml family, of I
Duncan, pulil u short visit here with'
friends during the holidays.
.Mr.   and   .Mrs.   J.  Driininniml   and
family, of Lund, arc nl present spend   ,
ing tlic holidays at Vancouver.
Jllss Ethel Thulin relumed to Si
George's Scliool. Victoria, early In the
week, nfier spending the holidays witli
her parents. Jlr. nnd .Mrs. F, Thulin,
of Lund.
Jllss S. Itunkin. of Oyster liny, is ul
present visiting at Victoria.
Mr. and .Mrs. Allen Cross returned
on Saturday und have taken residence
in apartments over the general store,
Jllss Stokes, of Victoria, Is now ou
the nursing staff at the Lourdes Hospital.
The Brownie Pack marched to tlle
hospital on Saturday afternoon, each
lit tlo  Brownie  carrying  a   bunch  of
lovely daffodils.   They also delivered!
a  basket of fresh  eggs  and  dressed j
chickens as  an   Easter treat  for nil
hospital.   The   Sisters   welcomed   the |
Pack  nnd  treated  thom  to delicious j
apples and chocolates galore, and in
the end Father Quinlan photographed
them, much  to (heir delight.
.Mr.   Wm.   Hanson,  of   Vancouver,;
paid a short visit here on .Monday on
his way north.
Mr. P. L. Anderton and Mr. L, S.
Cokely, of Courtenay, paid a business
trip here early in the week. ,
the fact that the lirst victim was a
child of tender years caused widespread gloom. Death came as tbe
result of being struck by an Overland
conch, driven by 17-year-old Tadao
Dol. who resides at the Royston saw
mill.
There Is a diversity of opinion
amongst eye-witnesses as to whether
thc little girl wns standing on the
left hand side of the road when struck
or whether she had run across th9
road In front of the speeding car,
thereby giving the driver little opportunity to avoid bitting her. Evidence
of these witnesses wns given at tlie
inquest on Tuesday and Wednesday,
and may be read elsewhere In these
columns.
-Muiisluuiiiiler Charge Laid
Immediately ufter tlie accident, Dol
conveyed the little girl to the Cumberland Hospital, but she died soon
after admittance. Cpl. R. .Matthews
took Doi in charge, and on Tuesday,
April 19th, he was brought up before
.Magistrate T. II. Carey and formally
charged with manslaughter. Tlie case
was remanded until next Tuesday,
and in the meantime Doi bas beeu
given his freedom on bail of $5,i)uu.
The funeral of the Into Esther W.
Logan wus held on Wednesday from
Banks* Undertaking Parlor, and there
was a huge attendance of friends of
the family, school chums of tbe deceased girl, und numerous representatives of the Cumberland Japanese
colonies. Interment was in the Cumberland cemetery, Uev. J. It. Hewitt
officiating, and the pull-bearers were
Samuel Davis Jr., Harry Waterfleld,
Willie Brown, ami Harold Conrod.
Floral tributes were very beautiful
and nre gratefully acknowledged:
Pillow—Father, mother and the
children.
Crosses—Cumberland Public school,
Jlargaret. Edna and Edith Williams;
Jlr. and Mrs. S. Carter; Jlr. and Mrs.
F. Court and  family.
Wreaths—Students of the Japanese
School; Members of Japanese Association of Cumberland; Ancient Order
of Foresters, Court Cumberland 9831;
James Leighton; Jlr. and .Mrs. Gala-
frio and family; .Mr. und .Mrs. Leigh-,
ton; Jlr. and .Mrs. Beveridge aud
family.
• Sprays—Mr. and .Mrs. J. Damonte
Sr.; Jlr. uml Mrs. J. Damonte Jr.;
.Mr. and .Mrs. F. Carter; Tadao Doi;
Helen Saunders; .Mr. and .Mrs. Robt.
Young and family; Mr. nml .Mrs. S.
Jones; Jlr. and Jlrs. Hannay and'
Maggie; Bessie Carney; Japanese
Mothers' Association; Jlr. and .Mrs.
Williamson; Mary Gallsfrlno; .Mr. and
.Mrs. P. Dickinson and family; Sbe-
gina .Maruya; Eliza and Rita Baird;
.Mr. ami Jlrs. Robt. Dunsire; .Mr. and
Jlrs. James Irvine; the Waterfleld
Girls.
Miss Beryl Hudson
Becomes Bride Of
Mr. Alex. Davison
An interesting Easter wedding was
solemnized al Cumberland United
Church on Saturday evening Inst,
when Beryl Wlnnifred, only daughter
of Mr. nnd .Mrs. W. Hudson, became
the bride Of Mr. Alexander Davison.
Th*- church, prettily decorated with
Spring blooms hy the bride's friends,
was crowded. Rev, .Mr. Hewitt read
the service, ami Mr. C. Parnham played nuptial music. The petite bride,
led io the altar hy her brother, Mr.
Walter Hudson, who gave her in marriage, was :i charming picture in a
gown or white crepe de chene, trimmed with satin frills. Mer embroidered veil was arranged in Juliette cap
style and held a wreath of orange
blossoms.   A lovely bouquet of white
Carnations anil pale pink roses completer!    her   costume.    Miss    Dorothy
.Maxwell,  ((insin  ui   the  bride, was
bridesmaid, wearing a handsome
gown of pink Hal crepe, heavily headed, with picture hat to match. Her
(lowers weri' pink ami white carnations. Mr Win Davison supported
his brother as groomsman.
During the signing of the register,
"Mrs. Spooner sang "O Promise Me."
a reception followed ai the home jf
the bride's parents, where the nappy
couple received ihe congratulations
of numerous relatives ami friends and
a BUmptUOUS supper was served. A
magnlficenl bride's take occupied a
prominent place on ihe prettily decorated table, while the dining room
made a fine setting iu effective pink
and white decorations. Thc numerous
presents testified to the popularity of
the bride and groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Davison left hy motor
to spend a honeymoon In Vancouver
and  Sound cities.
NO l\-T. MEETING MONDAY
There will bo no meeting of the
local Parent-Teacher Association
originally scheduled for Monday.
April 26th,
The series of whist drives heing
held by the W. B. A. are proving very
popular. Ten tallies were in play last
Thursday evening, the prizes heing
won in men's division by Mrs. Carter,
flrst; Mrs. Saunders, second; nnd in
the ladies division by Mrs. Farmer,
first;  .Mrs. H. K.  Walker, second. PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY, APRIL  22,  1927.
ROASTING THE GOOSE THAT LAYS
THE GOLDEN EGG
To kill the goose that lays the golden egg has
passed into a proverb for foolishness, and yet we,
patriotic and intelligent Canadians, are doing that
very thing in allowing our forests to be burned
to death. We are doing even worse than the
people of tlie proverb, lor they at least had one
dish of roast goose, however costly, but our
"roast" forests provide not a single meal for any
human being. Presumably the man of the prove) b did not injure the remainder of his flock,
but we in burning our forests singe the Agricultural goose, that lays the largest golden egg of
all, an/1 we injure beyond calculation those other
producers of golden eggs, Manufacturing, Transportation, Banking and Commerce, the Fur Trade,
and Tourisl Traffic. And the worst of it is that
we do not commit this crime because of any foolish theory about the source of the golden eggs.
We do it, or permit it to be done, simply because
we do not think.
Our second greatest natural resource is nol
only in danger; it is actually burning up before
our eyes. Our forests, lumbermen, railway executives, bankers and leading men in every walk
of life are calling aloud to arouse us to the situation. "What can we do about it?" you ask.
Everything! We can stop forest fires now, by a
little protection and attention, we can have our
singed goose put forth new feathers and lay more
and larger golden eggs next year than ever before, and keep on doing it as long as grass grows
and water runs.
"And how shall we do this?"
Just the same way as we stopped prairie fires
in settled districts by the force of public opinion.
When every man, woman, and child in Canada,
not only those who live in and near forested areas
but those on farms and in villages and towns and
cities far away from the forests—yes, if even
thirty per cent of the people of Canada decide in
their own minds that forest fires must cease, fires
will be cut; in two this year and will virtually stop
next year. Small accidental fires there will be
from time to time just as there are in a city, but
the old and costly fallacy of forest fires as a dispensation of Providence will be gone forever.
"And when will this come?"
Just as soon as a majority or even a good-
sized minority determine to do their jjart in this
matter.
and a little earnest thought, a little getting together and talking with fellow citizens and neighbors and school children, will turn the scale and
save this goose that lays the second largest golden
egg of all our magnificent flock of Canada geese.
1   DROSS
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TIT FOR TAT
A man and woman at a dinner
party were having an argument which
became  very  heated,  whereupon  the
SUCCESSFUL ADVERTISING
"Window displays are the most effective form
of advertising for my particular line of business,"
said a merchant the other day.
Now, in the opinion of this writer almost
every form of advertising has some merit and i Z°™1 ,"<!ilalm.!;l:,,J'SiF.'..lt.„y°1!. w!"
selling power. But, naturally, newspaper adver- ""
tising to us is the most effective form, and the
most effective producer of results, when cost is
taken into consideration. The old fashioned
hand bill is far more expensive than the newspaper advertisements.   In addition to paying the
printer for the bills, you must pay for distribu-  	
tion which is seldom efficiently done and you must! Aiiefro, an'" de second one" Encore.'
overcome the housewife's prejudice against hav-1   "Encore, how come?"
ing her door step littered with waste paper.   The j   "£"»■ £ ^,e:,he y"isu't °n de pr°-
newspaper goes right into the home, to the very ; '_ ^	
center of the family life, and puts your message:       PRopEKLy squelched
before the reader when he is in the most accept-,   The   Amerlc(m   gaze(1   conteraptu.
able mood. ;0usly at Ben  Nevis  and  said,  "Say,
We have no quarrel with the merchant who we've a darned sight bigger bills than
believes in window displays as a good form of tha'- wher,e *• come from
  —   ■   • •• i    "An    whaur   dae   ye
my husband I would give you a dose
of poison."
'Madam," he replied, "lf you were
my wife I'd take it."
UNEXPECTED
"Rastus, what have you named your
twins!
'Ah
named   de   fust  one   Adagio
come   frae?'
country,"  replied  the
"Aweel, ye've an awfu' puir Scot's
accent."
advertising for his store.     But how many will agk~ tne gJ|Jt
stop to look at it as they hurry down the street? |   "God's own
Quite a number do, of course.   But the selling | American
power of your window display is considerably
increased when it is linked up with some good
newspaper advertising copy. I        poor marksmanship
The buying public, especially the ladies, read ! This year the great sensation of the
newspaper advertising, and while you may not travelling circus was a Spanish knife
always be able to trace some particular purchase | [J,row0e,r'nl™110 ,gave a 9Ple"dl(1 exhlb*-
to any single advertisement, yet by keeping your j °,j!w° son88 ar( -.„„ 90il gazed witn awo
announcements constantly before the public and wonder as the Spaniard arranged
through the newspapers, it has been the observation of shrewd merchants that it is the best paying investment they can make in ridding shelves
of merchandise.
It is an undisputed fact that those stores that
follow the practice of putting in good window displays and also use the newspapers as an advertising medium, are the business houses that reap
the greatest volume of trade.
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There are no short cuts to happiness, and no
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quivering in the wood, barely a hair a
breadth from the girl's shell-pink ear.
"By  gum! '   ejaculated  one  of  the
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The barbers' union of Binghampton,
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would present a good appearance
over the Easter holiday.
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Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention. FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1927.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE FIVE
Jury Returns
Open Verdict
(Continued from page 1)
'.van rather thin. The horn was not
working at the time of examination
but tbe impact may have put horn out
of commission. 1 should think the
car weighs about 2000 pounds.
Eye Witnesses (Jive EvMenco
George Logan, brother of deceased,
was next to testify. "On the evening
of Sunday, April 17th, I was playing
catch ball with Robert and Jean Dunsire and a few smaller children were
around, including ■ my sister Esther.
Wo were catching the ball thrown
across the road opposite Dunsire's
mail box. I was on the right hand
side of the road, going down, near
Johnson's fence. Jean Dunsire was
on the some side of the rond and had
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the ball, and I took lt away from her
and was going to throw it across the
road, but dldnt throw It. My sister
was on the left hand Bide of the rond
as far as I could Bee. I heard a bump
I didn't see the car until it hit Bister.
Sister was standing 4 to 5' feet from
the ditch and about 14 feet from the
mall box towards Royston. She was
looking towards Dunsire's house,
away from the road. I heard a bump
and sew sister rolling down the road,
but did not see the car hit her. Tlie
car kept going. I am not sure lf she
crossed the road but am sure she was
standipg and looking at Dunsire's."
(Questioned by Cpl. Matthews, witness estimated that the car was going
about 45 or 50 miles per hour). "I
Know Tadao Doi and he was driving
tho car. He came back after hitting
sister. He bad gone almost up to
Leighton's silo tank, but I don't know
how far it Is from the mall box to
the silo. I had no conversation witb
Dol. I am not sure how many passengers Doi had In the car, but he let
them out and took Esther to the hos- ;
pital. My sister was the only child j
on the road—the others were on the
far side ot the ditch, and Robert Dun- .
sire and two others were standing |
near Dunsire's gate." In answer to i
Cpl. Matthews, the witness said that j
In his estimation he was about eleven
yards from his sister when the car
Btruck her. Questioned by Mr. P. P.
Harrison, Logan said that lt was after j
the car had struck his sister that In
came to the conclusion tbat It was
going about 45 or 50 miles per hour.
He also said that he had been in the
car in question on 3 or 4 times, and
twice, when Dol was driving. He had
watched tho Bpeedometer nnd it registered usually 30 or 35 miles per hour.
"Provincial Elections Act"
Comox Electoral District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
I shall, on MONDAY the 16th day of
May, 1927. at the hour of ten o'clock
In the forenoon, at the Court House,
Cumberland, hold a sitting of the
Court of Revision for the purpose of
revising the list of voters for the Bald
electoral district, and of hearing and
determining any and all objections
to tbe retention of any name on the
said list, or to the registration as a
voter of any applicant for registration; and for the other purposes set
forth In the "Provincial Elections
Act."
Dated at Cumberland, B.C. this 4th
day of April, 1927.
' JOHN CONWAY,
Registrar of Voters,
14-17 Comox Electoral District.
P.P. Harrison, M. L. A.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay           Phono 258
Local Office
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Telephone  11511  or  24
Robert Dunsire, 17 years old, was
the next witness called. He corroborated the evidence of the previous
witness in the main, but added that
when he last saw Esther Logan sho
was standing on the road and the car
was one or two feet from her. He
was also of the opinion that the car
was going about 45 miles per hour.
He went on to say that: "She was
dragged for a second, then dropped
in front of the car and two wheels
went over her. She was picked up
about 40 or 60 feet from where sho
was standing, and about 3 or 4 feet
from the ditch. I did not see Esther
cross the road." In answer to Mr.
Harrison, witness declared that he did
not see the car pass him, and the
driver did not start to slow down until
be was betwween the Trent and the I
Maruya roads.
Father Did Not Seo Accident
Mr. David Logan, father of the de- !
ceased, testilied that "the accident
occurred about 7 p.m. on Sundny, tlic
17th of April. I was sitting In tho
house when my daughter, Jeannlo,
came In and stood looking out of tho
window towards the road leading up
Boulder Hill. All at once she ex- j
claimed, Oh! I ran out of tho houw |
aud up the road towardB Cumberland,
and found my daughter on the road- I
side. I picked her up about 100 feet
from Dunsire's mall box on tbe Royston side, and on the left hand side of
the road. Her head was toward the
ditch and her feet toward Royston.
She was not dead, and I put my coat
around her. The car came back, witli
Tadao Doi driving, and Dol put thu
passengers out and then took the girl
to the Hospital. She died about flvo
minutes after entering the Hospital.
I do not know anything about tlic
actual accident. Her eyesight was
good and the child was perfectly normal."   Mr. Harrison did not question.
Miss Jean Logan, sister of the deceased, said: "I had just left my sister and she was then In Dunsire's
driveway. I went home, got in tho
door, looked out of the window and
saw her standing on the side of the
road. I did not see the car hit her
because a stump was in the way. I
did not take notice of tlle car becauso
1 didn t know what had happened."
Jlrs. Margaret White Prldge, another Bister of deceased, wns the next
witness.   She testified that she saw
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Esther Btandlng about 12 feet from
the mall box on the left hand and
Royston side of the road. She had
seen an object cross the road very
fast and saw a car coming down the
hill. The car was near Johnson's
mail box when the object crossed the
road, and tbe car was going "mighty
fast." Mrs. Pridge said she saw tlio
car hit her sister, spin her and drop
her on the side of the road. Witness
said she watched the accident from
the window of her home, and then ran
out of the house Into the yard. She
did not see a car near her house because she fainted on reaching her
yard. Questioned by Cpl. Matthews,
she said deceased was looking toward
Dunsire's house at the time of thc
accident. Mr. Harrison also asked
witness several questions, eliciting the
fact that witness had a rather, hazy
notion of time and distances.
Mr. John Prldge testilied tllat ho
wob at Logan's house at the time of
the accident, and ran out with Mr.
Logan after the lattcr'a daughter had
cried Oh! He Baw his wife faint ami
ran lo her, not going to the scene of
the accident. He saw a car backing
up between his place and Lelghton's.
Court Is Adjourned
It was now nearly six o'clock, an 1
the jury requested an adjournment
until 10 o'clock the following (Wednesday) morning. At 10 o'clock on
Wednesday morning the inquest win
again opened, and Mr. John Sutherland, foreman of the Jury, rcquestel
a further adjournment In order that
the jury as a whole might visit thu
scene of the accident. This was done,
and the court came to order again at
10:25 a.m.
Constable George Johnston, of thu
Provincial Police at Courtenay, testilied that in company with Corporal R.
Matthews he had taken measurements
of the road near the scene of the accident on the morning of April 19th,
and had drawn up a rough plan. Tho
measurements were made by tapt.
From the post box (Dunsire's) to the
point where witnesses described the
girl as standing Is 13 feet, and Ave
feet from the ditch on the left side.
The road is 21 feet across at tills
point. From this point another tape
measurement was taken to where the
blood stain was found on the road,
and this was 57 feet. From the center
of the stain to tbe left hand side of
the road the distance is 4 feet, and
the road here is 22 feet wide. Constable Johnston said: "I came to the
lock-up in Cumberland and saw an
Overland coach, no. 13-788. 1 got In
tlie car and tried the service brake
and tbe pedal went down to the floor
boards. Cpl. Matthews pushed tha
car when the pedal was down, but
there was no braking. The engine
was locked but I had got the key from
Dol, who was in the lock-up in
Courtenay." Witness also corroborated the evidence of Mr. J. Ledlngham
as to tests made with the brakes.
Corporal Robert Matthews gave the
following evidence: "On April 17th,
1927, at about 7:45 p.m., I received a
telephone message from Cumberland
from Tadao Doi.    He  informed me
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that be had had a car accident, In
which he had knocked a girl down.
He had taken her to tbe Hospital and
asked me to come to Cumberland
right away. I went to the Cumberland Hospital at 8 p.m., found Dol
there and took blm in charge after
learning deceased bad died. I inspected car no. 13-78S which caused
the accident. It was standing at this
time in front of the hospital, and I
bad it placed by Dol in the garage at
the Cumberland lock-up. Then I left
for the scene of the accident, accompanied by Dol and George Logan. I
took notes and next morning took
measurements with Constable Johnston. Then I went with Ledlngham
and Constable Johnston on a test of
the car. On the morning of the 19th
a further test was made by John
Cameron, garagemen. This test was
made over the same ground as the
accident occurred, and Mr. Cameron,
Coroner Conway and myself were In
the car."
Dol Gives Evidence
Tadao Dol was culled to the stand
by Mr. Harrison and gave the following evidence, after being warned by
the coroner that anything he would
say might later be used against him:
"I was seventeen years old on March
22nd, and reside at Royston mill. I
am the man involved lu an accident
on Sunday, April 17th, which resulted
in lhe death of Esther Logan. On
Sunday 17th, I was driving a car towards Royston at about 7 p.m.. and
was going down Boulder Hill in tho
direction of Royston. When 1 was
half way down the hill, 1 threw out
the clutch and was going about 30
miles per hour. 1 was on tbe right
hand side when I was coming down
the hill, and I saw a boy named Robert Dunsire crossing the road at quite
a distance In front of my car. I did
not see the deceased girl because of a
jack pine and some mail boxes. Immediately after, the deceased followed
Robert Dunsire across the road. She
was about 75 feet in front ofthe car
when I first saw her. and s'he was
crossing from right to left. She went
in the middle of the road and then she
stopped there, hesitating to go left or
right. She tried to go right, so I
swung to the left, but she too ran to
the left and then the car struck her
That ls why the car struck her, because she went first to right, then to
left." In answer to questions by Cpl.
Matthews, Dol said: "I put both
brakes on when I saw the girl. Tilers
were 2 women, 2 men, 2 babies and
3 children in the car with me, and one
woman and one baby were in the
front seat with me." Doi claimed he
had let the clutch In again when he
hit the girl, and ho had both brakes
on, and that the service brake had
braking power. After hitting tho
girl, Doi says be stopped before getting to Logan's house. After stopping,
he went on to Fridgo'B and turned
because it was the best place to turn.
He had called the police and they
took him iu charge, along with the
car, which, had been used only to
bring the girl to the hospital.
Open Verdict Returned
Mr. Harrison informed the coroner
that hc would call no more witnesses.
In answer to a question from Wm.
Merrlfleld, ■ one of the jurors, Cpl.
Matthews stated that Doi had a
driver's license which had been secured on n special permit granted In
1926,Coroner John Conway addressed
the jury for several minutes, and
then cleared the court room. Tho
jury returned in half an hour with
the following verdict:
"We, your jury empanelled to enquire into Iho cause of the deatli of
Esther Wright Logan, who met her
death as the result of an accident at
the foot of tho hill known as Boulder
Hill on the lloyston road about the
hour of 7:15 p.m. on-Sunday, April
17th, lind that the deceased Esther
Wright Logan met her deatli as the
result of being struck by an Overland
coach, license no. 13-7SS, driven by
Tndao Doi: The condition of the
brakes was sucli that the car was ln
no condition to warrant same being
driven."
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Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1927.
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Wear a Pair and
Compare the Wear
Four-ply strength ia woven into
toe» and heels. Double strength
into doles. Extra strength in tho
elastic knit tops to avoid garter
runs. And the "Tapering Toe"
gives just enough extra "big toe"
room to prevent "stretched
stitches" the main causa of big
toe wear.
Made for men, niome-n anil children In
Pure Thread Silk. Sill! and Waal Cam-
binalions, Botany IVool, Mercerir.ti
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Personal Mention
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Mrs. J. T. Brown and family, of
Vancouver, spent Easter week as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Smith,
West Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Stewart and son
Malcolm were visitors to Nanaimo
over the Easter vacation.
Miss Dolenia Wilson spent Easter
holidays in Nanaimo.
The Misses Lottie and Amy Dallos
and Miss Dorothy Gordon spent the
Easter week-end in Vancouver, returning to Cumberland last Monday
evening.
Mrs. Robert Goodall was a visitor
to Vancouver last week-end.
Miss Mabel Jones and Miss Sadie
Brown, from the Victoria Normal
Scliool, are spending Easter vacation
with their parents.
Miss Jessie Baird and Miss Edna
Goar returned from the Vancouyei
Normal School to spend Easter with
their parents In Cumberland.
Miss Dellna Frelone spent last week
end in Nanaimo, the guest of Miss
Jean Nixon. From Nanaimo, Miss
Frelone and friends motored to Victoria to attend the football game.
Mrs. A. R. Stacey and children left
Saturday last for Vancouver to spend
Mr. Cyril Michel, formerly of Cum- i 'he Easter vacation,
berland, arrived on Monday night on I    Mrs' J* Hilssdl ri""nu"1 '" Vi,mou
a short, visit to his sister, Mrs. R, P. I
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
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The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-Ilp Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladies' balr cut, any style 50c
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Miss Beth Horbury and Miss Chrissie Sutherland, who have been studying at the Victoria Normal School,
are spending Easter holidays ln this
city with their parents.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Art.
Opposite llo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Christie.
Mr. Alfred Maxwell was a holiday
visitor to Nanaimo.
Mr. Harry Norris spent Easter in
Victoria, returning to Cumberland on
Monday evening.
Miss Mary Conn spent the holiday
week-end visiting friends in Nanaimo
and district.
Out of town visitors present at the
Davison - Hudson wedding included
Mrs. Ray Case and daughter, of Nanaimo; Mrs. Cunliffe, Nanaimo; Mr.
and Mrs. Alf. Lockner, Cassidy; Mr.
and Mrs. W. Smith, Bowser.
Mrs. H. Thompson and daughter
left Monday for Seattle where they
will spend a short vacation with her
daughter, Mrs. F. Deconink.
Mr. T. Graham Jr. returned Monday
from Vancouver, where he had been
spending the holiday week-end.
Mrs. Barnard, of Nanaimo, was a
business visitor to Cumberland during
the week.
Mr. B. Sheppard, of the staff ot the
City Meat Market, returned to the city
on Monday last after spending a short
vacation in Vancouver.
Miss Charlotte Carey and Miss Pearl
Hunden left on Monday for Victoria
where they will spend a few days'
holiday.
Miss Genevieve McFadyen, Miss
Beatrice Bickle and Miss Christina
MacKinnon spent the Easter week In
Vancouver and Victoria.
Miss P. Portridge and Miss H. Harrison left on Friday for Seattle for a
short vacation.
AGENTS WANTED
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WASHO and PALCO CLEANERS.
Every Home, Office, Garage, Autolst
your prospects. Good commission.
Exclusive territory. P. A. Lefebvre
& Company, Dept. C, Alexandria,
Ont. '   "'It
last Saturday.
Mrs. T. Shields and son Denis, lef.
for Nanaimo last Saturday to spend
the Easter vacation.
Mrs. E. R. Hicks left last Monda;
to spend a week's vacation in Van
couver.
Miss Dorothy Maxwell and Mr. Al
frcd Maxwell left this morning for
Vancouver.
Lieut.-Governor Randolph Bruce
and Miss McKenzie, accompanied by
General and Mrs. Money, of Qualicum,
were in tbo district on Tuesday. The
party visited the hospital at Comox
and lunched at the Elk Hotel. They
also visited the Merville area while
here.
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CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. David Logan and
family desire to thank all those
friends who so kindly loaned cars,
also for floral tributes. Thanks are
also extended te the Japanese Association and Japanese students for the
great kindness shown during our sa
bereavement. Heartfelt thanks are
also extended to the pupils of the
Cumberland Public School for their
sympathy and ready help extended to
us in our hour of trouble.
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. David Logan and
family take this opportunity of thanking Dr. MacNaughton and Nurse
Landry for their very kind attention
and solicitude to their daughter,
Esther, who passed away at the Cumberland Hospital after being badly
injured in a recent car accident.
CARD OF THANKS
We have a reputation for Quality.   Purchase your
Bread and Cakes from
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Who drove n( "a hundred and seven,"
And lo make matters worse
Put her gears in reverse
And flew through the windshield to Heaven.
SENSIBLE SAVING
A "new" car is only new
until its owner has run it
around the hlock; then it
depreciates from 20 to 40
per cent. The wise buyer
today saves this first heavy
depreciation.
Our used-cars carry strong
guarantees.
Blunt & Passie, Ltd.
USED AND THOROUGHLY  REBUILT  CARS
P. 0. Box 190 Telephone 61
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AN OUTSTANDING
OPPORTUNITY
An admirable proposition ls open
to honest and ambitious men and
women with a will to achieve and a
desire to make moro money. Darwin's Limited Home Service Department will furnish the reputation and capital for you to build a
successful business and permanent
Income selling Darwin's Dresses
and Conts at moderate prices;
new, novel and complete sales outfit will be furnished to those whose
applications to represent us aro
accepted; write at once and tell us
about yourself; you will hear from
us promptly; Darwin's merchandising and sales experts will train
those who have not had former
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and conts; Darwin's operate a
chain of large and successful retail
ready-to-wear stores and this is
your chance to become permanently connected with this vast organization which was founded more
than 20 years ago.   Address,
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Box 612, Montreal, Ijui*.
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The family of the late Samuel
Stockand wish to thank their many
friends who so kindly sympathized
with them in their sad bereavement;
also for the lovely (lowers received.
They also wish to thank the friends
who kindly donated cars.
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Vacant, unreserved, surveyeo
Crown lands may ba pre-empted Us
British subjects over tb years of age
! aud uy aliens ou declaraug iuteuliu.
to become bntisU suojecis, couu.
tional uyou residence, occupation
and improvement for agncuuiu'a.
purposes.
i* ull information concerning regu
lalious regarding Pre-emptions is
given iu bulletin No. 1, Laud Series,
"now to Pre-empt Land,' copies o.
which cau be obtained tree ot charge
by addressing tbe Department o.
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Ageut.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is uot tituuer-
laiid, i.e., carrying over b.utlO board
feel per acre west of the Coast Range
and s.outi feel per acre east of that
Range.
i Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed lo tbo Laud Com
missiouer of tbe Land Recording Division, ln wblch the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
torms, copies of which can be obtained from tbe Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years and improvements made
| to value of Jiu per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed Information Bee
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase ot vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of llrst-class (arable) land It tb
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land 12.50 per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands ln given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease ot Crown Landa."
Mill, factory, or Industrial situ on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, tho conditions including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be  leased as  homesitos,
conditional  upon  a  dwelling  being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained   after   residence   and   improvement conditions are fulfilled aid
land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For   grazing   and   industrial   purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may he leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act tha Province Is divided Into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
Money orders, drafts and Travellers' | may form associations for range
Cheques at lowest rates. Full ln- management. Free, or partially free, j
formation from local agents or Com- permits are available for aettleri,
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