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K
OSHER
ITTY
ELLY
^iTiberland Islander
At the
ILO ILO THEATRE
This Week-end
With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY-SEVENTH   YEAR.—No.  1,
CUMBERLAND,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA       FRIDAY,   JANUARY  6,   1928
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
School Report For
Month Of December
SIX PIECE ORCHESTRA TO
PLAY AT DANCE SATURDAY
I    The Canary Club Orchestra, the dis-
...     . „, . .. ...     _    „.    ! trlct's  leading  dance  orchestra  will
Attendance Shield Won By MisslpIav (or „ 8pcclal dance t0 be held ,n
B. Bickle's Class
Dlv. I Teacher, H. E. Murray; No.
Enrolled, 40; Percentage of attendance, 93.51; Lates, 1; Perfect attend-1
ances, 28.
Class leaders: Cazuka Iwasa, Victor TomaBsl, Harry Westfleld, Hiro-
shl Okuda, Magnus Brown, John
Combs.
Dlv. II. T. A. Galllvan No. enrolled
27; lates, 0; percentage, 96.3; perfect,
attendance, 23.
Honor Roll, Grade VIII., Jnr.: Har-
uo Kimoto, Jennie Lawrence, Mary
McMillar.
Grade VII.: Shlgeru Kujuna, Chris-
sie Robertson, George Saito.
Dlv. III.. Grade VII.: Teacher,
Geo. E. Apps. No. enrolled, 27; perfect attendance, 20; late, 2; percentage, 95.2.
Honor Cards:    Harvey Herd, Winona   Baird,   Lillian   Picketti,   Donald
Joe Whyley.
Graham, Tom Conrod, Letty Swingler,
Attendance Shield won by Miss
Bickle's class.
Dlv. IV., Grades Jr. and Sr. VI.:
No. Enrolled, 30; Percentage of attendance, 94; No. of lates, 5; Perfect
attendances, 21.
traor Roll, Jr. IV.: Madge Bryan,
Shlgemt Maruya, Josie Wong, Gertie
Davis.
Sr. IV: David Hunden, Lena Hlng,
Preston Bruce.
Grade V, Si*:. Teacher, C. A. MacKinnon; No. Enrolled, 35; Percentage
of attendance, 93.6; No. of lates, 14;
Perfect attendances, 19.
Honor Cards: Ada Tso, Wong Cheung, Teruko Kiyonaga, Margaret
Beverldge, Alice Brown, Willie Prior.
Grade Jr. V, Dlv. VI. Teacher, V.
J. Aspesy; No. enrolled 32; Percentage of attendance, 95.9; No. of lates,
1; Perfect attendances. 18.
Honor Cards: Tommy McMillan,
Willie Slaughter. Ina Roertson, Haruo
Nakano, George Nunn and Cheung
Ming, equal. Progress, Violet Robertson.
Dlv. VII, Grade IV, Sr. Teacher, E.
C. Hood; No. Enrolled 26; Percentage
of attendance, 94.8; Perfect attendances, 18; Lates, 5.
Honor Cards:  Freddy Martin, Hir-
(Continued on Page Three)
the Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall, Cumberland,
on Saturday evening of this week. All
the latest dance hits will be played
and dancing will start promptly at
9 o'clock.
STABBING OF CHINESE
RESTAURANT KEEPER
NOTED DIVINE TO PREACH
AT UNITED CHURCH
DECEASED   MET DEATH   AS   RESULT   OF
KNIFE WOUND, FINDING OF JURY
Neill Banquets
*  His Workers
The adjourned Inquest to Inquire Into the death of one, Chan Fong Mun,
an elderly Chinese restaurant proprietor of Cumberland's Chinatown,
was held at the Provincial Court
House Thursday, before Coroner J.
Conway,  when  the  following  verdict
undersurface of the right roll of the
liver, Inflicting a wound about four
Inches long. Death wns caused by internal hemorrhage due to the wounded liver."
A chart showing the organs of the
human body, was hung up, the doctor
Thirteen Tried and True Hear | eii<5d to inquire into the death of Chan
was rendered: "We, the jury, empan-! showing the extent of the injury re-
Sunday School Party
The children of the Cumberland
United Church Sunday School were
present at a Sunday School social last
Wednesday evening when all spent
a most happy evening.
After supper, parents were invited
to be present at the short programme
given by the children, which Included
recitations and choruses. Each child
received a bag of candy and oranges.
Prizes which were won by pupils
during the year were presented to
Wm. MaoNaughton and Albert Hicks
for church attendance, and to May
Beverldge and Chrlssle Robertson
for Sunday School attendance. Audrey DeCoeur was the recipient of a
beautifully bound bible, won by having collected the proper amount of
texts and motto cards . Jean Brown
received a special prize from her Sunday School teacher, Mrs. G. K. Mac-
Naughton, for only missing one day's
Sunday School, and that through sickness.
Popular Member Give an
Account of His Stewardship
Mr. A. W Neill, our Federal member, visited Cumberland on the evening of Thursday, January 5th, his visit
being the fulfillment of a past promise to his committee, to whom he
acted as host.
A sumptuous supper was laid out at
the Waverly Hotel, after which, the
chairman, Mr. John Sutherland, made
a tew remarks on Mr. Nelll's visit to
Cumberland, also regarding matters
of Interest to the community at large.
He then called on Mr. Neill, who
gave a very lucid account of the various matters of Interest which were
receiving his attention at Ottawa. He
talked at length about the Old Age
Pensions Act, mentioning a few of the
defects which he was certain time
would mend. The most important
thing to him was that the old people
who are justly entitled to support,
have not to beg or cringe for their
dues. Anyone wishing to know the
splendid results of the Old Age Pensions Act need only to see the number of old people who have received
this blessing.
Regarding the age limit, Mr. Neill
said that while it seemed high it could
easily be altered If conditions warranted such.
A few weeks ago he went back to
Ottawa in the interests of the fishermen of the Comox district, and now he
was glad to be able to say that nothing for the time being would be done
to affect their best interests.
He Non-Employment Insurance
A  short  time  ago,  continued  Mr.
Neill, he had visited the Old Land,
(Continued from Page 6)
Doug, and Mary
To Puilld Home
Show Place Will Attract Wide
Attention
Fong Mun, do find that the deceased
met his death as a result of a knife
wound, apparently inflicted by Chen
Mee , on the morning of December
30th, 1927, at Chinatown, Cumberland,
B. C."
The" jury composed of Messrs. J.
Sutherland (foreman), Wm. Merrifleld
F. ,Wilcock, T. H. Mumford, A .Mc-
Kihnon and Matthew Brown .Mali
Sing Lee acted as Interpreter, and
plans   of   the   house   36,   Chinatown,
ceived by the deceased and expressing
the opinion that the wound could have
been received by the victim either
when lying or on his left side, or
when standing erect,, if struck from
behind.
The clothing of the deceased was
a'so exhibited which was badly blood
stained.
When questioned as to whether he
noticed any signs of a struggle having taken place, the doctor said the
only indication was that a number of
The Rev. E. R. McLean, M.A.f B.D.,
of Vancouver, secretary of the religious Education Council of British Columbia will preach at the Cumberland
United Church on Sunday morning,
January 8th at 11 o'clock and will
also address the Sunday School at
1:30 p.m. Eeveryone cordially Invited.
20th Wedding
Anniversary
Dr. and. Mrs. G. K. MacNaugh-
ton Entertain on New Year's
Eve—Twenty-year-old
Cake Feature of
Gathering
submitted   by   Mr.   Robert   Strachan, I silver coins weror lying on the floor
whilst six photographs of both Inter!-1 in front of the cot.
or and exterior were brought by Mor-1    0n examination  of  Chen  I*e, the
bert Schwartz, taken after the tragedy I accused, lates in the day, he found a
Dr. MacNaughton in his evidence
said, "At 12:30 on Friday morning,
December 30th, I received a message
from Tom Kee, asking me to go to
Chinatown. On arrival I went to the
restaurant of Chan Fong Mun and
found a man lying on a cot In the
kitchen, which was at the roar of the
restaurant. In answer to my questions. Chin Moon, showed me a knife
blade covered with blood. There was
blood on the victim's clothes and also
on the cot . A number of silver coins
were also lying on the floor In front
of the cot. The victim was in severe
pain and in an exhausted condition,
due to shock and loss of blood.    On
linear skin abrasion from the wind
pipe. On the back of the left hand
were several puncture abrasions which
could have been linger nail marks. The
left hand was slightly swollen. On
the outer side of the thumb was a cut
about an inch long, paralell to the
bone, which could have been caused
by teeth. There were fTve small
punctures on the right hand. The cut
on the thumb had been dressed by
him the night of the tragedy, after removing a piece of towell with which
accused had hastily bound the wound.
Chin Moon, who lives next door to
the Pekin Restaurant, where the tragedy took place, was the next witness
examination, I found a right angled j wli;„ asKR(1 ,Mle knew chan Fong
wound about one inch long, near the | MuI1| he salu tnov belonge(1 t0 the
right border of the ribs, in a line with
the right arm pit. There were several skin abrasions on the front of
the neck. I cleaned and dressed the
wound inside, gave a sedative for the
pain and a serum for the hemmorhage.
The patient was then removed to the
hospital in the ambulance. On further examination at the hospital it
was found that Mun sustained an extensive internal wound, involving the
liver. The condition of the patient
did not warrant further operative
measures. The wound was correctly
attended to but the patient became
weaker at 1 p.m. and died at 2 p.m.
At the post mortem after his death it
was found that the knife had pierced
the abdomnal  wall and entered the
same clan or family and that deceased iii'ed in the Pekin Chop Suey
House.   He also knew Chen Mee.
"I was sleeping at my house when
I heard a noise, so I got up and went
into the restaurant I saw Chan. Fong
Mun and Chen Mee lying on the floor,
the latter on top with his hands on
the former's throat. I asked what
were they fighting about but received
no answer, then I tried to separate
them. Both had a little blood on their
hands Chan Fong Mun cried "Save
my life." I noticed the handle of a
knife lying on the floor. Chen Mee
ran outside and I followed him to the
door.    Chan  Mun  also went out on
(Continued on Page Four)
Mh and Mrs. Bryan
Entertain at Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bryan entertained
at a very enjoyable dinner party on
Monday evening last.
Covers were laid for eleven at the
prettily decorated table A small
Christmas tree graced the centre of
the table, surrounded by holly, red
bon-bons and caudles, giving a colorful touch Beautiful white chrysan-
f\ themums were used in decorating the
dining room.
Guests present were: Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Pickard, Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Mumford, Mr. and Mrs. J. Frame,
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Finch, Miss M, B.
Ivinson, Miss Audrey Phillips, Mr. F.
i The world's most novel house is
about to be built by Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Plckford, according
to word from Hollywood.
This dwelling will serve as their
seashore home and will cling to a
cliff, with the ocean echoing at Its
base. Located at Solona Beach, In
San Diego Co., California, only a
stone's throw from the Southern California ranch property which Doug is
developing at Rancho Santa Fee, the
new beach house Is expected to become a show place that will attract
wide attention It is not to be confused, however, with the Santa Fe
Rancho holdings which will always be
their main estate.
Not only will this new establishment be novel In design, It also will
be unique in construction . Taking
Its cue from houses that rim the Swiss
and Italian lakes, and also the shores
of the Mediterranean, this building
will be a cantilever structure, supporting Itself on the sheer face of a
cliff through leverage exerted by Its
own weight
Reversing the customary order of
arrangement, the garage will occupy
the top floor, on a level with the
highway, and cars will drive directly
into it from the road. Below the
garage will be the living room, dining
room, kitchen and incidental rooms
such pantry, etc. Beneath thes"e, a
floor of bed chambers. The house
will have windows on three sides
only, the fourth side resting against
the face of the cliff. At high tide,
boats will be able to moor against
the landing below.
"Our hope," said Doug, "is to
achieve comfort as well as picturesque
design."
The   completion   of   this   house   is
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton
entertained at a delightful dinner
party on New Year's Eve, the occasion being the twentieth anniversary
of their wedding day.
Covers were laid for fourteen. Large
white chrysanthemums and holly were
used in the decoration of the dining
room. The beautifully appointed table
was centred by a three-tier wedding
cake, surrounded with a wreath of
holly, while broad streamers of red
ribbon were suspended from the
chandelier and caught at each corner
of the table with sprays of holly.
The guests were: Dr. and Mrs. E.
R. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tarbell,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clinton, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H Par.nham, Mrs L. Nunns,
Mr. R. Shaw, Mr. F. Shaw, Miss A.
Loggie..
Mrs. MacNaughton received many
beautiful pieces of china from her
friends,  also  several  cheques.
The health of the host and hostess
was proposed by Mrs. Clinton In a
graceful little speech and wittily replied to by Dr. MacNaughton.
Speeches were made by several of
the guests, all of whom spoke of the
deep regard In which Dr. and Mrs.
MacNaughton are held,( not only by
those present but also by the whole
community.
One interesting feature of the occasion was that each guest received
a piece of the twenty-year-old wedding cake.
After dinner additional guests came
in for bridge, the prizes being won by
Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Shaw.
Whist Drive
Proved Popular
Series of .'Popular Affairs to be
Held
£. W. Bigeiow Heard
In Notable Address
Large Number of Members Present at Special Meeting of
Comox Aerie, F.O.E.
Brother Edward W. Bigeiow was
a visitor to the Fraternal Order of
Eagles, Aerie 1953, last Tuesday evening. Mr. Bigeiow Is past-president of
the F.O.E., his home being at Sedro
Wooley, Washington. He is a very
interesting speaker and his services
are in constant demand.
The regular meeting of the Aerie
was held first, after which the public
was Invited to join the social end of
the programme, a large crowd turning out.
A well balanced programme had
been drawn up, including insrumental
solos by MIsb Delina Frelone, Mr.
James Walker and Mr. William Jackson, songs by Mrs. C. Spooner, Mrs.
Frelone, and Mrs. G. Richardson, also
humorous recitations, monologues,
and conjuring acts by Mr. H. Jackson.
Bro. Carney opened the proceedings
and introduced the speakers. Accompanying Mr. Bigeiow was Mr. W. Laurie, who is the district auditor of
Vancouver. The later said only a few
words expressing his pleasure at being present at the gathering.
Bro. Bigeiow greatly interested his
audience, giving a clear description
of the works and aims of the organization He brought with him, he salfl '
the best wishes of Mrs. Bigeiow for
the success of the ladles' auxiliary
to the Eagles.
Mr Bigeiow expressed his pleasure
at being again privileged to speak to
his fellow Eagles in Cumberland, and
congratulated them on their remarkable progress since he was with them
a year ago on Mothers' Day. Especially he expressed gratification at the
formation of the Women's Auxiliary,
which he said was one of the finest on
the American continent in consideration of the size of the Aerie.
In his tour through the provinces
of Canada and the United States, he
has found increased Interest In the
Fraternity, showing Itself In the ln-
(Continued on Page 3)
Shower for Bride-Elect
Popular Couple Married Thursday
A very pretty wedding was solem- j dress with brocaded lace and the lat-
nized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ter a gown of nile-green georgette
George Johnston on Thursday even- trimmed witii satin ribbon and lace.
Ing last at 7 p.m., when Miss Helen j The groom was supported by his
Lyon Johnston, daughter of Mr. and brother, Mr. Harold Williams.
Mrs. G. Johnston, was united in mar- j A reception was held In the home
riage to Mr. Arthur Williams, son of after the wedding, only Immediate re-
Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams. latives being present   The rooms were
The ceremony was performed by the artistically decorated with pink a.nd
Rev. J. Hewitt, and wedding music white streamers, wedding bells and
was provided by Mrs. W. Hudson.        carnations, and  the table graced  by
Given  in  marriage by her  father,  a  large three-tier  wedding  cake,
the bride was attired in a beautiful ■    The groom's gift to each bridesmaid
gown of salmon pink georgette with   was an onyx ring, and to the bride a
shot taffeta and sequin trimming, and   wrist watch.
a coronet of orange blossoms. Miss j The happy couple left for Vancou-
Jean Johnston and Miss Margaret ver this morning where they will
Shearer, sister and cousin of the spend their honeymoon, the bride tra-
bride acted as bridesmaids, the for-1 veiling In a blue coat with a black
mer  wearing  a  pale  blue   georgette J gold brocaded hat.
Mr. T. Graham     |Chinese Slayer
Congratulated}       |s Remanded
The following congratulatory telegram has been received by Mr. Thos.
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmulr),
Limited.:
T. Graham,
Cumberland, B.C.
Permit me to congratulate you and
the Employees of the Canadian Colli- j
eries on the low ratio of fatal acci- ]
The whist drive held in the Eagles'
Home by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Fraternal Order of Eagles proved to
be a great success, there being eighteen tables in . play. The ladies' first
prize was won by Mrs. Johnson, second prize going to Mrs. Lockhart. The
gent's, first prize went to Mr. F. Bradley with Mr. Norman Frelone gaining
the second. During the course of
the evening, Jimmy Walker and his
Paramount orchestra rendered several popular dance hits, which were
very much appreciated by all present.
Mr. R. Goodall, the well known local
baritone also rendered two of his favorite songs. During the evening a
huge turkey was raffled, Mrs. Marin-
elli being t 3 lucky winner.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Eagles' Lodge Intend holding a series of
these popular whist drives in the near
future.
Bride-Elect Honored
Chan Mee was brought up today
before the Stipendiary Magistrate.
Mr, John Conway,    for    preliminary I Margaret Adamson, Mrs. Carney, Isa-
A miscellaneous shower was held
In honor of Miss Ella Johnston at her
home on Tuesday evening last, when
a number of her friends paid her a
surprise visit.    Those present were
Mrs. W. Hudson was hostess at a
shower on Wednesday evening last In
honor of Miss Ella Johnston, who
was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur
Williams on Thursday evening. The
shower was held in the War Veterans' Hall. Everyone present spent a
most enjoyable evening In whist and
games. Prize-winners in whist were:
1st, Mrs. Boag and 2nd, Mrs. Freeburn,
and In. the games Mrs. E. Potter.
During the evening a beautfully
decorated basket which contained a
fifty-four piece dinner set and a set
of stainless knives and forks was carried into the room by Mrs. A. Davison
and Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson. Miss Johnston also received a handsome rattan
arm chair.
Dainty   refreshments   were   served.
Among those present were: Miss
Ella Johnston, Mrs. R. K. Walker,
Mrs. W. Williams, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs.
f'overt, Mrs. G. Johnston, Mrs. Miller,
Mrs. Shearer. Mrs. Freeburn, Mrs.
Hunden, Mrs. Sommervllle, Mrs. Cess-
ford, Mrs. Qulnif, Mrs. S Davis, Mrs.
S. L Robertson, Mrs. Bob Brown, Mrs.
Hill, Mrs. Bertha Walker, Mrs Potter,
Mrs. H. Parkinson, Mrs. Smith, Mrs.
Derbyshire, Mrs Boffey, Mrs. Irvln,
Mrs. Clark, Mrs Slant, Mrs. Beverldge,
Mrs. B. Brown, Mrs Coe, Mrs. Davidson, Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Boag, Mrs.
Auchterlone, Mrs. T. Robertson, Mrs.
Mann, Mrs Vincent, Mrs. Gear, Mrs.
B. Westfleld, Mrs. Gough, Mrs. R. T.
Brown. Mrs J. Thomson, Mrs. Westfleld, Mrs. Carney, Mrs. J. H. Robertson, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson. Mrs. Bond. Miss Jean John-
Graham. General Superintendent of
Shearer. Mrs. Herd.
hearing, but was remanded until Jan.
113th,
The manv friends of Mrs S.  Hor-
D. Pickard.
Later In the evening other guests; expected to launch an exclusive sea-
came in and spent a merry evening j shore colony that will draw many cel-
at the New Year party. I ebrltles to Solona Beach .
dents during 1927 and to again assure I w°°d wl" reSrel t0 le"n <••'»' sl,e was
you of my keen Interest and continued   ollliS*'l >° undergo an opcraton at the
1   Cumberland   (Jenernl   Hospital   this
morning.   At the time of writing we
cooperation in the maintenance of the
respect
are pleased to rep'ort Mrs.
progressing favorably.
.1 ,       *       .
Horwood
highest possible standard
to   Safety  First work   In   connection
with the Mining Industry.   With best
wishes to all for a Happy and Pros
perous New Year. ,    Dr McPherson   of  Victoria  visited
WM SLOAN, Cumberland   Thursday   and   was   the
Minister of Mines. I guest of Dr. and Mrs MacNaughton.
belle Herd, Mrs. Williams, Belln Baird
Mrs. Alfred Maxwell, Margaret Shearer, Mrs. Smith. Dilys Williams, Mrs.
G. Shearer, Jean Smith, Mrs. J. Hunden, Ella Conn, Mrs. T. Bannerman,
Pearl Hunden, Mrs. T. Cessford, Dorothy Maxwell, Mrs Hudson, [Catherine Bartoldi,  Mrs .Aspecy.
During the evening she received
many beautiful gifts which were
brought In by Bessie Carney and Helen Shearer and presented by Margaret
Adamson.
Dnlnty refreshments were served
by Mrs. Johnston and Jean.
Enjoyable Basketball
Dance Held
The boys' basketball team of the
Cumberland High School held a dance
In the Anglican Hall on Friday evening. There was a good attendance,
ail present enjoying themselves Immensely. Music was supplied by Mrs.
Hudson and Messrs. J. H. Robertson
Les Dando and L. Thomson. PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY,  JANUARY  6,  1928
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY,   JANUARY   6,   1928
KEEP OFF THE ROCKS
ANOTHER new year lies before you. What
are you going to do with it? May we make
a suggestion? Whatever else you include
among your new year resolutions, put in this one:
I will live within my income; I will not buy anything I cannot pay for and I will save something,
Young people of this day and age do not have
a proper appreciation of the value of money. And
this goes for a lot of older people, too.
The most priceless possession for any man is,
of course, good health, next to that comes a good
reputation and credit. Credit is a delicate thing.
It is easily damaged, and once damaged it takes
a long time to repair it. Under our present system of installment buying and charge accounts
it is mighty easy to plunge into debt and strain
your credit. A strained credit brings embarrassment and often disaster. Watch your step
in 1928 and keep your expenditures within your
ability to meet all obligations promptly.
Another rock in the swiftly flowing stream of
the new year is the ambition to keep up with your
neighbors. A family living on an income of $2000
cannot possibly do the things that a family with
an income of $5000 can do.' Yet many of them
will try it and go to pieces on the old rock of
extravagance. Steer clear of it. There is nothing
that will cause you more suffering in 1928 than
this foolish desire to get out in front of the
parade. Stay back where you belong and you will
have the peace of self-respect and safety from
collectors and duns.
If we have one thonght that will add to your
happiness in the voyage of 1928 it is to warn you
against this old rock of living beyond your ability
to pay. There may be times when you will have
a little pang of envy, when you will regret that
you cannot make the display that your neighbor
makes, but if you will just pull off to the short
and watch the ships of others hitting the old rock
and going to pieces, you will thank God that you
had the gumption not to make the same mistake.
WHY DON'T THEY FREEZE?
AFTER a considerable journey through this
vale of tears there are still some things we
do not understand.   One of these is why
the flappers' knees do not freeze.
The most prominent joints in this little city of
ours are the flappers' knees. They really should
freeze in cold weather, but apparently do not,
even in Winnipeg, where they have it so cold that
the wolves have to wear earmuffs.
Somehow, Health Commissioner Kegel of Chicago said there were fourteen girls, or flappers,
in Winnipeg hospitals suffering with frozen knees,
owing to rolled stockings and short skirts. This
is ndignantly denied by Mayor Webb of Winnipeg,
after a quick trip to the hospitals to see the girls.
Modern young ladies would make excellent
Arctic explorers. A $12,000 set of sables would
see them through an entire campaign. Their
knees never freeze. Their hearts, perhaps, but
their knees—never.
FROM AN OFFICE WINDOW
IT happened in a nearby city just before Christmas. As we stood at an office window we
noticed a young man crossing the street. A
handsome lad, evidently home from college for
the holidays, bright eyes and a healthy, springing
step. We could not help envying him . He was a
picture of attractive youth Reminding us of
those by-gone days when we were twenty-one.
Now his eyes suddenly open wide and his lips
part. And we observe that a young girl is cross
ing the street in the opposite direction Each
step brings her closer and closer to him. From
our window we can only see her back. A very
alluring and graceful back. She is slender and
well formed; she wears a fur coat of beautiful
lines. She has a youthful walk. He can see her
face.   We cannot.   But his face is a study.
They pass each other. He turns his head to
look after her. His pace slackens. He walks sideways until he reaches the curb. There he stands
looking after the girl.
A taxicab comes along directly in the girl's
path and she hails it. She gives the driver an
address and steps in. Then, just as the taxi starts,
she turns and looks at the young man. He is
still standing there.
And, oh! she is pretty. Yes, sir. Young,
pretty, with big blue eyes and a refined, wistful
countenance. She gazed directly and, for an
instant, quite steadily at the young man. She
was not flirting. There was no encouragement
in her gaze She seemed, for the moment, somewhat interested in his appearance.
Just for the moment, however. Then she turned her head and'the taxicab was quickly lost to
sight.
The young man stood on the curb fully half a
minute after the taxicab had departed. Then
he resumed his walk with lowered head.
What strange pranks fate does play . Is there
such a thing as love at first sight? Supposing
some one had come along just then who knew
both of them and had introduced them to each
other? Might they have fallen in love and married?
Supposing he or she had been a bit more brazen,
so that he would have spoken to her, respectfully
and humbly. How long will either think of the
other?  Will they ever meet again?
We rather think they will for we saw the young
man jot down the taxicab's license number and
we'll wager he knew before he went to sleep that
night where the driver had taken the girl of his
dreams If he's a smart chap he'll find that girl
again.
Comox
On Friday night the Junior Badminton Club entertained their parents and friends in the Comox Community Hall. A most pleasant evening was enjoyed by the guests.
• •   •
Dr.  C.   Plneo  relumed to  Albernl |
on Monday.
* •   •
Mrs. H. Radford accompanied by
her daughter Phyllis, arrived home
on Saturday after enjoying a holiday
in Vancouver.
• »      •
Mr. Norman Corker returned *o
Vancouver on Monday.
• *      •
On Monday morning Miss Grace
Ball left to continue her studies at
the Provincial Normal School in Victoria and Misses Margaret and Dorothy Walsh left on Tuesday to resume
theirs at St. Helen's Academy, Vancouver.
• •   •
Miss A. M. Wood arrived back in
Comox on Monday night, having spent
a very pleasant holiday in Salmon
Arm.
* *   •
Mr. A. Peake returned from Nanat-
mo on Sunday and Miss R. Balkie returned the same day from spending
the holidays on Denman Island.
SATURDAY NIGHT
DANCE AT ILO-ILO
The Ilo-Ilo Hall, Cumberland, will
be the scene of a special dance on.
Saturday night of this week, by the
Canary Club Orchestra. This Is the
only dance In the district this Saturday. Come and have a real good
time.   Gentlemen 50c; Ladles 25c.
Friendly nations are the ones that can get together and agree on the kind of weapons they'll
use the next time they fight.—Parkersburg (W.
Va.) Sentinel.
Banff Winter Carnival Will Be Colorful Event
"People who laugh heartily may be
trusted," said a student of psychology
recently. "These people laugh with
the eyes and the whole body as well
as the vocal chords and they are usually generous and sympathetic.
"Laughter is a sure indication of ]
character. The man who laughs In
his throat, with an almost straight
face, for example, is generally shrewd
and cautious and not always overscrupulous in his methods.
1 'Inside laughers,' whose shaking
shoulders express their mirth, are
good-natured and make excellent
parents, while those who laugh without a smile are hard-hearted and
cruel. People with little, Jerky
laughs are often of shallow character, and are unable to withstand temptation. They are, however, often mentally brilliant.
"People who laugh explosively and
loudly are not the hearty, blufl creatures they are generally believed to
be.
"The large-hearted souls are those
who laugh but rarely, but whose joy
P. P. Harrison, M.L.A.
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Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay           Phone 258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone 11SR or 24
Ilanff, the capital of Canada's Na-
** tional Park of that name, is
known to the world as one of the
most beautiful and fascinating of
summer resorts. It is, however,
not generally known that Banff in
winter is equally delightful, and
that many people prefer it at this
season, especially during its Carnival Week. The dates for this
colorful event are February 4-11.
The town is always a blaze of
colored lights', Indian tepees are at
Intervals along the main street, for
the Stoneys also take part In Winter's pageant. Fireworks gleam
on the Ice Palace, from which many
♦vents will start. They move quickly and are kaleidoscopic in color
and swiftness, sports are varied and
masquerades are an additional excuse (or more excitement and
MUrlty.
There an many competitions in
ill lines of sports during Carnival
»nt Mr. Qonolk
Week, and even sportsmen will have
their fun, for trap-shooting is on the
programme as the Banff Gun Club
holds its annual competition at this
time. Another novel event for a
Winter Carnival is packing, making
and breaking camp, and also the
famous diumond hitch is staged by
members of the Rocky Mountain
Guides Association, who evidently
are not afraid of rivals during the
next annual meet of the Trail Riders of the Canadian  Rockies.
Skiing is possibly the most pnpu-
lar sport, and the country affords
all that could be desired. There are
competitions in ski-jumping for professionals, amateurs and young
boys; ski-racing, ski-joring races.
snow-shoe races and novelty events.
BANFF
Hockey, Canada's great national
game, is one of the drawing cards
of the Carnival. Teams come from
all parts of the West to compete,
as many clubs enter for the speed
and figure skating; amo:.g them
the Winnipeg Skating Club. The
Banff Dog Derby is one of the outstanding events which should be
mentioned. The course, from Calgary to Banff, is 81 mtlcs. The
annual bonspiel of the Banff Curling Club will be held during this
week. Recreations are sn numerous that all visitors can find the
form of diversion that pleases. One
great novelty is swimming in the
Government hot sulphur '.nth:' in
the open air, with snow and, possibly, icicles around.
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Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
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Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
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The New Ford
Ford, Ontario—"Speed has been built
into the new car, as a factor making
for safety and comfort, not with a
view to placing in the hands of the
public an instrument for the violation
of existing speed laws," said W. R.
Campbell, vice-president of the Ford
Motor Company of Canada, Limited,
in discussing performance of the new
car. "A car's capability for speed
largely determines its easy and comfortable operation at safe driving ranges and is also a controlling factor
in respect of pick-up or acceleration.
Safety in modern traffic requires a
car that can start away swiftly and
gather speed quickly, for many accidents ensue from a driver's inabll-
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ity to remove his car from the path
of danger. We are emphasizing to
our dealers the importance of impressing upon new car purchasers the
fact that speed has not been built into
the new car to encourage violation of
speed regulations."
There are at present a considerable
diversity in speed regulation, Mr.
Campbell said. In some districts
speed laws have been abolished and
motorists are amenable only for careless or reckless driving In other districts there Is no speed limit on|
straightaway but cars must conform
to a limit on hills, turns, and other
hazardous places. The tendency to
raise the speed limit is a natural outcome of better roads and speedier,
safer cars with better brakes. Where-
ever the motorist may be he should
remember that the regulations governing speed are expressive of the
wishes of the people In that district.
Where regulations are considered to
be onerous there are constitutional
methods to provide for their revision.
PAGE THREE
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CANADIAN FARMERS'
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THROUGH ENGLAND, SCOTLAND
AND DENMARK
Plus low rail fares from
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and return
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Opportunity for special study of Marketing and
Agriculture in the Old Land..
Attractive Sight-Seeing Features Are Included
TOUR LEAVES HALIFAX JANUARY 8, 1928
For particulars apply to E. W. BICKLE, Cumberland, or write
C. F. Earle, District Passenger Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Canadian National Raiuvays
Mr. Jas. Dollar left on Sunday for
Fairanks, Alaska, and expects to be
away a month.
•   *   •    -
Mr. E. T. Searle, Jnr., spent New
Year's Day in Vancouver.
»   •   •
Mr. Robert Pollock returned on
| Monday from Vancouver, where he
! has been spending the holidays with
I his parents, Mr .and Mrs. A. Pollock.
Courtenay
Union Bay
E.W. Bigeiow Heard
In Notable Address
(Continued from Page One)
Mr. T. Larkln left on Monday for
Merville,   where he   Is   visiting   his
brothers.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Glover are
visiting friends and relations in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Leithead have as their
guest Mr. Duncan Thompson, of Cumberland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Baldwin are visiting friends in Victoria for a few days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Reld, of Great
Central, were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. Haggart over the weekend.
* *   *
Miss A. Sproul, of Campbell River,
paid a short visit to her sister, Miss
N. Sproul, on Sunday.
*   *   *
Mr. Garth Kirkwood, of Powell
River, is spending a few days with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kirkwood.
+   *   *
Mrs. Jas. Dollar was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Colurn, of Duncan,
over the week-end.
Mr. Harold Tull is spending the
holiday season with his parents.
Mr. Wm. Coventry left for Albernl
this morning.
*   *   *
Miss Isabel Henderson, of the B.
C. Telephone staff, spent the New
Year holidays In Victoria.
• *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. G. Smillie returned on Friday from spending the
Christmas vacation in Victoria.
* *   •
Miss E. M. E. Johnson returns tonight from a short business trip to
! Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs, Bryant and family
motored to Nanalmo and spent New
Year's there with friends,
Mr. Neil Cameron, of the Modern
Shoe Shop, spent New Year's and the
week following in Victoria where he
will combine business with pleasure.
• *   • >
Mrs Mlddleton Beasley and daughters spent their Christmas with Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Walkem, of Lady-
smith.
• ♦   •
Mr and Mrs. Warren Cooper enter-
jtalned a few friends at bridge and
j dancing at their home in the Orchard
| on Tuesday evening.
• •   •
I Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan entertained a few friends on New Years
! Day nnd a very pleasant evening was
j passed with music and singing. The
! usual toasts were proposed.
\ *   *   •
! Miss Anna Hildebrand returned
j from California, where she has been
: on leave of absence since the sum-
| mer, and has resumed her duties at
I the Courtenay school.
i^»^»i)i5^5S^^^ii
Power and Transportation
FERENCE
Dealing with Profitable Farming, Industrial Power Uses, and New Transportation Achievements.
Gaiety Theatre, Courtenay, Monday, January 16th
2 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
creasing membership. Great Interest
Is shown by all aeries in the splendid
service to humanity.
Mr. Bigeiow also remarked on the
conditions of stagnation In the Eastern states, especially in coal mining.
The Eagles are doing Bplendld among
the unemployed In these states. His
opinion Is that the Western area of
the continent Is the coming industrial
centre, and that Cumberland Is fortunate In Its location.
I Mitchell, Michiko Yamamoto.
Div. IX, Grade III, Jr. Teacher B. M.
Bickle;  No. Enrolled, 30;  Percentage
of attendance, 97.1; Lates, 0; Perfect
attendances, 20.
Honor Cards: Tltsuo Aoki, Sakae
Alda, Norma Canellero, Dorothy Hunt,
Keen Mali, Bobby Rutherford.
Div. X, Grade II, Sr. Teacher C.
Carey; No. Enrolled, 35; Percentage
of attendance, 86.9; Lates, l;Perfect
attendances. 15,
Honor Cards: Margaret Armstrong,
Dorothy Prior. Margaret James, Peggy Roberts, George Ogaki. Progress:
Phyllis Robertson and Marie Jackson.
Dlv. XI. No enrolled, 33; Percentage of attendance 95.8; Lates, 0; Perfect attendances, 24.
The membership of the Eagles' Fra-i    Honor Cards:  Proficiency, Margar-
ternity Is greater than in any other, et Goodall, Hazel Gordon.   Good Work
individual organization in the world.  Kenneth  Gibson, John  Martin  Davl-
In Cumberland there Is a membership I dina Derbyshire
of 300 out of a population of 1600.      I    Dlv  x„  0ra(le ,  ^^ ft ^
He urged the members of the Co-lardson; No. Enrolled, 35; Percentage
2 p.m.
Films:—Demonstrating the Fordson.
Profitable Farming.
Discussion:—Power Farming.
Films:—Solving the Problem.
Discussion:—Fordson Power in Industry.
Films:—Lumbering in B.C.
Reclamation of the Sumas Prairie
Programme'
8:15 p.m.
Films:—The Quest for Quality.
Talk:—The Ford Industry in Canada.
Films:—Profitable Farming.
Talk:—Power Developments.
Films:—The New Car.
Reclamation of Sumas Prairie.
All children are cordially invited to a special film programme commencing at 4:15 p.m.
Arranged by the Power Farming Division of the Ford Motor Co., of Canada in co-operation with
CORFIELD MOTORS, LTD.
FORD DEALERS, COURTENAY, B.C.
NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION
EVERYBODY WELCOME
mox Aerie to endeavor to induce every clear living and law-abiding citizen to take an Interest In this lodge.
Some, he stated, think the F.O.E. Is a
U.S.A. organization. This is not the
case. One of the first aeries was organized in Vancouver over twenty
years ago.
This great International organization recognizes no boudary line. AH
are citizens of the American continent and are chidren of a common
mother,
The Eagles owe their prosperity and
progreBB very largely to the work of
Conrad H. Mann, a great organizer,
also to Bro. F. Hearne, editor of the
Eagles' Magazine. Continued success
of the lodge rests with the officers
and the members In accepting and
keeping all obligations in the proper
spirit and In all working together In
unity. Only by this method, the F.O.
E. has risen from a poor man's organization in 1898, to the richest in
existance.
Outstanding acts of the Eagles are
sick benefits, war insurance and the
light for mothers' and widows' pensions. This war insurance provides
for the payment of all dues and obligations of a member who is engaged
in active service also the payment of
$1,000 in case of death while engaged
in active service, or death indirectly
caused by such.
In closing Bro. Bigeiow spoke of
sincerity to the Order and urged every
member to bring this quality Into all
his dealings and to live up to the
splendid Ideals.
attendance,   93.65;   Lates,  5;   Perfect
■ attendances,  25.
I Honor Cards: Malmle Chow, Chi-
zuru Okuda, Shlnya Tateyama, Hideo
Matsukura, Yuklo Alda, Teruo Hara,
Hirowo Aoki.
Dlv. XIII, Grade I. Teacher, P.
Hunden; No. enrolled, 37; Percentage
of attendance,87.5; Lates, 3; Perfect
attendances, 13.
Honor Cards, Grade I, Sr. Laureen
Frelone, Lily Saunders, Allan Mitchell
Grade I., Jr.: Muriel Maxwell Wel-
don Stacey, Helen Shearer, Peter Edmonds.
School Report
(Continued from page one)
oshl Ogakl, Hlroshi Kawaguchl, Mit-
suru Herose, Lily Plcketti, Tauglo
Iwasa  (Improvement).
Dlv. VIII, Grades III, Sr. and IV
Jr. Teacher, G. M. McFadyen; No. Enrolled, 33; Percentage of attendance,
95.6; No. of lates, 7; Perfect attendances, 20.
Honor CardB, Grade IV, Jr.: Charlie Choe, Masako Iwasa, Shunko Salto.
Hanaye Nakayulchl.
Grade III, Sr. Albert Hicks, Robert
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Help Wanted
FEMALE
Wanted, Ladles anywhere, to address, fold and mail circulars at
home.   Enclose stamp for particulars. •
HOME  MAN'FG.   CO.,  Toronto  3.
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Union Hotel
Cumberland, B. C.
Electrically Heated
Throughout
Our Service is the BEST
B.P.O. Elks' Ball
Successful Affair
The Elks' New Year's Eve Ball at
the Gaiety on Saturday night attracted one of the largest crowds that has
ever attended a dance in Courtenay
and was entirely successful from
every viewpoint. The floor was in
good sliate and the music supplied
by Jack's Melody Joy Boys was full
of pep.    ">"■
Courtenay Boy's
Narrow Escape
What might have been a very serious accident occurred at the Elks'
dance on Saturday night when In
some way John Morrison, son of Mr.
Hugh Morrison, Lake Trail, fell from
the balcony, landing on bsi head.
At first It was feared that some serious injury to the spine had been occasioned but we are pleased to report
that upon making inquiry this morning the boy Is getting along very
nicely.
Business Change
A recent business change 1b the
taking over of the McLeod Lumber
Mill on 'the Dyke by Mr. T. Gwllt
and in connection with which Mr.
Perry Hanson has taken a responsible position. The Shingle Mill has
been retained by Mr. Sam McLeod
who will continue its operation.
rl-^-  .anil"-'
COMOX ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
A Court of Revision nnd    Appeal.
under the provisions of the "Taxation
Act*' and amendments thereof and the
"Public  Schools  Act"  respecting the
I assessment rolls for the year 1928 for
| tlie above district, will be held at the
Court   house.   Cumberland,   B.C,     on
I Thursday,  the  ?6th  day  of January,
1928, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
1    Dated at Cumberland, B.C.. this 5th
! day of January, 1928.
j A. AITKEN,
Provincial Assessor.
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. C.
E. L SAUNDERS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
ScrvicG at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
V PAGE FOUR
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY,  JANUARY  6,  1928
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6 Piece
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Dancing 9 -12
Ladies, 25c
Gentlemen, 50c
Stabbing of Chinese,Ford Motor Films
Restaurant Keeper    To Be Shown
In Courtenay
(Continued from Page One)
the street.   I noticed the silver on the
floor in front of the bed."
When asked what clothing Mee
wore , he said, "a green and yellow
sweater, but could not remember any
other garments, neither did he know
If there had been any trouble between
.Mun  and the accused.
Long Dung was the next witness.
He said, "1 live in the third house
from the Pekin Restaurant, In No.
40, and knew deceased who rah the
restaurant and lived there. I also
know Chen Mee, who formerly worked
in the mine but who lately has been
working at Bevan. I had come home
from work about 11:10 p.m., cooked
my meal and washed the dishes when
I heard someone cry out, "Save my
life." 1 ran outside and saw Chan
Mun a few feet from the door of the
i restaurant but did not see Chen Mee.
1 asked Mun what had happened, he
said, "Chen Mee struck me." When
asked with what he was struck, he
said, "Stabbed me with a knife, he
robbed me." When asked if he had
taken any money, Chan Mun said "He
did not know."
I then tried to take deceased back
to bed. There was blood on his mouth
and chest. I then went to Tom Kee's
store to phone for policeman and doctor." ,
Dong Wong, another resident of
Chinatown, giying evidence said, "I
had been at the club and was walking
home when Chan Mun ran out of the
door.
Mun said:  "Chen Mee struck me."
1 saw Chen Mee come out of the
restaurant and aBked him what he
was fighting about? But he did not
answer. When asked as to whether
the deceased was wearing shoes and
stockings he replied, "he did not
know." Neither did he notice the
clothes of the assailant. After that
he went home.
Tom Kec, Chinese merchant, giv-
in evidence, said "I was in, bed when
asked to phone for the policeman and
doctor." Kee saw Mee being brought
back to the scene of the tragedy and
interpreted the charge to him.
Constable Fenton in his evidence
said, He and Corporal Matthews went
to Chinatown at 12:45 a.m. on December 30th and went through the
restaurant to the kitchen and found
Dr. McNaugbton attending Chan Fong
Mun. He got the broken knife which
had been taken from the floor. He
saw blood spots In front of the store
and a lot of blood on the bed, $4.70 in
silver coins was scattered on the floor
in front of the cot, 13 25c pieceB, 14
10c pieces and 1 5c piece. The accused was arrested at 2 a.m. In the
basement of the Chinese Free Masons'
Club. On January 1st they searched
accused's room In the Dart Coon Club
and found his blood stained clothing.
Took Passport from his grip which
contained his photograph.
Corporal Mathews corroborated
Constable Fenton's evidence and mentioned seeing a piece of towell on the
finger of the accused when he was
arrested. When questioned,, he Bald
deceased had bit him. He also saw
the scratches on accused's hands and
nail marks on his throat. He assisted
Dr. Mc-Nuughton In taking off the
clothes n( the deceased.'and said the
knife had to go through four thicknesses of clothing and that the knife
was not very sharp.
The inquiry lasted upwards of three
hours, the Jury bringing in a verdict
as noted.
On Monday, the 16th of January, u
programme of special Interest to the
people of Comox district is being arranged by Messrs. Corfleld Motors,
Ltd., local Ford Dealers, and being
put on by the Vancouver Branch of
the Ford Motor Company of Canada.
It contains a series of good films and
talks on the uses of "Power in Agriculture and Industries," showing the
sturdy Fordson Tractor in many
phases of its usefulness. In connection with this subject there will also
be films on "Logging in B.C.," "The
New Ford Car," and "The Reclamation of the Sumas Prairie."
A special programme is to be run
for the school children in the afternoon, showing them three films ol
good educational value. One film Is
entitled "The Man of To-Morrow" and
takes a child from babyhood through
his schooling and up to the time when
he is to step out into the world to
make his own way.
Mr. Corfleld has made arrangements to put these shows on in the
Gaiety Theatre, so a good projection
of the filmB is assured. The fir3t
showing of the "power" film with
lecture will take place at 2 o'clock
In the afternoon, followed by the
school children's programme at 4:15
o'clock, and the second showing ol
the "power' films at 8:15 o'clock In
the evening.
There is no charge for attendance
at these shows and it will be worth
while spending an hour or two as the
guests of Corfleld Motors Ltd., to see
these films which have been arranged
In a clear and comprehensible manner so that the "man in the street"
can easily understand the tremendous
strides which modern methods have
taken towards easing the burdens of
Farm and Industrial work.
CUMBERLAND LADY
IS BEREAVED
Mr. D. Lewis, a Nanaimo resident of
long standing, uncle of Mrs. Harry
Devlin, of Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, passed to his reward on New
Year's eve at the age of 69 yearB.
Deceased was very well and favorably
known 111 Cumberland, and the many
friends of the family In Cumberland
are extending to the sorrowing relatives, their deepest sympathy.
Mr Brown, of the Canadian Linotype Co, is in town installing the new
Model 14 In the Free Prese Office
Driving has been very dangerous
on the roads during the recent cold
spell as the partly thawed snow had
frozen into a glare ice which made
even chains of very little use. With
the thaw things were even worse until a track was worn through as the
wet Ice was doubly treacherous and
caused many a skid into the ditch.
tained quite a crowd on New Year's
day. all members of the family in the
vicinity and as far south as Nanaimo
coming along to spend New Year's
day at the old home.
* •   •
Mr. Pearse is taking advantage of
the mild weather to ship a few tons
of potatoes to Powell River.
•-:«-♦
Mrs. Nellie Pearse and Malcolm and
Gloria left for Vancouver on Monday.
* *   *
Mrs. Matt Piercy and Donald, who
have been visiting Mrs. Piercy's father In Renton, WaBh., for Chrlatmas
and New Year, return home this week.
* *   *
"Bob" Williamson left for Seattle
last Tuesday after visiting his mother and father over the holidays.
* •   *
School resumed on Tuesday, Mr.
Smith, the principal, getting back
from Vancouver and MIbs Calnan
from Island points in time to take up
their duties. Considering the bad
weather and bad roads of Tuesday, a
good attendance turned up for the
closing half of the session.
•   •   •
An engagement between two young
Valley folks, who are now In Washington State, is freely rumored round.
* *   *
Mr. Otto Dlllman came home for
New Years to spuend a few days at
home.
* *   *
Miss Grant, Miss Simpson and MIbs
Harrison were the guests of Miss
Myrtle Calnan on New Year's Day.
Minto
Mr .Olson, of Deep Bay, Is the guest
of Mr. and rMs. W. C. White.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith spent
New Years with Mr. Smith's parent1-
at Comox.
* *   *
The Welsh hospitality was well exemplified on Sunday evening when.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan entertained
quite a party of friends. After cards
and music a splendid supper was
served and at one o'clock the party
broke, giving the host and hostess a
vote of thanks for their kindness.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley White returned home on Saturday, coming over
the road with Mr. Olsen, after having
the marriage ceremony performed li
Portland, Oregon. They are spending
a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
White before taking up house at Mud
Bay. All their friends in the Valley
wish them a happy married life.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wain returnee,
by stage to Bowser on Tuesday after
spending the holidays with Louis'
mother and father.
* *   *
MIsb Elsie Horwood arrived home
on Saturday evening, accompanied b>
her two little nephews, the Masters
Moffatt, from Prince George and wil!
spend a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs
Horwood.
* +   *
Mr. C. Newman, who has moved to
Alhcrni. wits the guest of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Calnan at New Year's.
Harold Johnston, who has been engaged on the Stalker ranch, left for
Kelowna by the Princess Royal from
Comox on Sunday.
* *   *
Miss Harrlgan left on Monday
morning to resume her studies at the
Normal School In Victoria after
spending the holidays at home.
* *   •
Mr. R. Williamson, of Seattle, who
has been the guest of his parents for
the holidays, returned to eSattle on
Thursday.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller enter-
SYNOPSIS OF
LANDACTaMENDHENTS
PUE-EMI'TIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regard!: g Pre-emptions Is
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obi U led free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitai it for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, i.e., carryli.g over 6,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet pur acre east of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, in which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
form:,, copies of which can be obtained from the Laud Commissioner.
Pre-e.mptions must be occupied for
live years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed Information see
tbe Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
PUlttllASE
Applications are received for pur
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not belug tlmberland
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of llrst-class (arable) land la $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land (2.00 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or ltasr
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment ol
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homealtes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under tho Grazing Act the 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
! may form associations for range
'management. Free, or partially free,
I permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
The coming of the southeaster of
the last two or three days is very
welcome and already most of the
snow haB disappeared on the lower
levels. This is all the more welcome t
as it will hasten the opening of the ;
lugging camps in the district. '
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in
HUMOR—of the Jewish type!   WIT— of the Irish
kind?   LAUGHS—when the Jews and Irish meet!
LOVE'—when youth and hope blend to make a romance!    FIGHTS—when an Irish cop encounters an
'inderworld gang bent on trouble!   THRILLS—when
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Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 9 • 10
A Swirling Crashing
Drama of Sage
and Turf
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also chapter 2 of
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Wednesday ■ Thursday, Jan. 11-12
Tom Mix
in
"Outlaws Of
Red River"
and Tony, the
Wonder Horse
KM MIX..«. M{.;.„':u' a'.iV- 'OUdMH Of Ate Hi/CR.*
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Comedy—-"Her Blue Black Eyes' FRIDAY.  JANUARY  6,  1928
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C,
PAGE FIVE
Grantham
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Blackburn and
and family left on Monday for their
home at Central Lake, Alberni, after
having spent the Christmas vacation
at the home of Mr. F. H. Janes.
Miss Edith Crockett left on Monday
for Telkwa, B.C., where she has obtained a position as teacher.
Miss Maud Ault has returned from
a few days' visit at Victoria,
i    Mr. T. Tame and family have taken
j up  residence at Merville.
I Mr. Woodrow and family have
moved Into the house Mr. Woodrow
I bought from Mr. A. W. Salraond, of
i Courtenay.
j The Anglican Sunday School held
their annual Christmas Tree and
social evening in the Grantham Community Hall on Friday last. Grantham   and   Merville   being   combined
! makes a large Sunday School.
Mrs. Nunn spent the Christmas
holidays with her brother and family, Mr. Richardson, of Cumberland.
The Holidays are  a Thing
of the Past
but that does not mean that we are not still making
and baking for you the very best in Pies, Cakes, etc.
SPECIALS  FOR  SATURDAY
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Cream Sponges, Golden
Brown Doughnuts, Girdle Scones, Meat Pies.
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
Phone 18 Cumberland
"Miss Irene Hanham returned to
Vancouver at the week-end.
MIsib Edith Janes, who has been
visiting relatives at Courtenay for the
past  week,  has   returned  home.
Mrs. M. B. Ball, Miss Elizabeth Ball
and Mr. Neil Ball attended the silver
wedding party of Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Ball, of Comox.
Mr. J. Jones and family are moving
into the house formerly occupied by
Mr. Roy Machin.
Mr. Alonzo Pickering, of Campbell
River spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Pickering.
We are very pleased to learn that
Mrs. James B. Smith, who is a patient at Cumberland, has taken a turn
for the better.
Sandwick
Miss Sarah McMurray returned at
the week-end from spending the holiday at her home in Wellington.
*   •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Knight have returned
to Vancouver, having been the guests
of  Mr.   and  Mrs.   L.   R.  Clitfe  tor
Christmas.
*   *   *
Mr.  and  Mrs.  George  Plercy and
family have returned to their home
in Colwood, having spent the Christmas holidays with relatives.
*'    •      *
Mrs. Victor Shopland had as her
guest last week Mrs. Lloyd Dunham,
of Brlghouse, Lulu Island.
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Drama
Warm With
Sympathy
Travellers Had
Narrow Escape
8ene
Stratton-
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The Greatest Work
of America's
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&i A Picture You 11
Never Forget!
A The call of the big city . . . What boy can resist it?   All his brothers       A
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§§       to Laddie ... g=
=§ What romance or compensation could he find in tilling the soil? H
= Could the little aristocrat, she whom they called "The Princess," stoop       fjj
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J The answer is told in Gene Stratton-Porter's great story of Youth and       J
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H With a remarkable cast including: B
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Friday and Saturday
January 13 and 14
ILO-ILO   THEATRE
Travellers on the Island Highway
had a very narrow escope last night
when the span at the north end of
the Bunker bridge near the Laird
crossing this side of Union Bay, went
out. Mr. Ed. Quinn was crossing at
the time with his family in his car
and how he escaped without serious
injury is a mystery. Mr. Quinn had
been In Courtenay and was on his
way to his home near Fanny Bay.
There is quite a steep hill on this
side down to the bridge and It would
be apparently only the speed with
which his car descended this hill that
carried him over the danger. As he
got onto the span It appeared to him
that he was climbing a steep hill and
then his engine stalled but by this
time he was on the solid part of the
bridge but the span had disappeared
from behind him and on examination
it was seen that the supports had
been washed out by the freshet, leaving the stringers supported only by
the spikes at the bridge end which
gave way with the weight of the car.
Quinn saye he has had some close
calls in his life but this was a little
too close. Other than some slight
damage to the rear of the car, Mr.
Quinn escaped uninjured.
Just at this time, about 11:30, Mr.
and Mrs. Len Plket were coming up
from the other way and It was fortunate for them that they were not
the first on the bridge as nothing
could have saved a car approaching
from the south from disaster. Word
was sent to Mr. W. P. Beavan and
Messrs. Quinn and Plket stayed at
the bridge to warn other travellers
until Mr. Beavan arrived at about
2 a.m. Mr. Piket then detoured by
way of a skid-road to the Collieries
railway and came on up to the crossing, crossing the creek on the railway
bridge, and thence home.
City  Meat
Market
Phone 111
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The cream shippers of Denman
held a meeting in the old hall and,
after a lot of discussion, decided to
let Sandy Swan carry the cream as
usual.
Mr. Jay, our popular school teacher
went to Vancouver for his Christmas.
Miss Fisher, of the Model School of
Vancouver, spent her Christmas with
Mr .and Mrs. Randall.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Isblster of Cow-
ichan Lake spent their Christmas
with the former's brothers John and
Thomas  Isbister.
The Christmas holidays brought a
large number of people to the Island
visiting their friends and relations.
The Island Is experiencing the coldest spell of weather for several years.
A skating party was held at Mr. Robt.
Swan's swamp where the ice was fine,
and the crowd got up a hockey game,
with the result that quite a few saw
stars.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Chalmers, of
Home Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Chalmers of Nanaimo, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chalmers.
Miss Edith Chalmers of the Riverside Hotel also spent Christmas at
home.
The directors of the Farmers' Institute have decided to buy all their
goods wholesale, which will be a great
saving to all the memers. They are
fixing up the old poet office down by
the wharf for a store room.
The Henry Bay Logging company
has started   operations   again after
having  been  closed  down  for  the
Christmas holidays.
There Is a strong agitation amongst
the settlers for a government ferry
from Denman wharf to Buckley Bay
on Vancouver Island. At the present
time it costs two dollars to go over
and two dollars to get back, which the
settlers think is too much. They
think that If the government would
run a ferry It would cost about $1.00
3ach way, which would ge a big saving
for the farmers and would no doubt
bring a lot of tourists to visit the
Island as well. Let us hope we get
It.
Mr. Sandy Swan has given notice
to the cream shippers that he will
discontinue carrying the cream after
January 31st, 1928. Sandy will be
greatly missed because if the settlers
wanted anything from Courtenay they
certainly got It, from a needle to an
anchor.
Pheasants and quail are having a
hard time making a living during this
cold spell. It the snow keeps up all
winter there will not be much game
left
Mr. Thornberry spent Christmas
and New Year on the Island.
We are sorry to hear that Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Cessford are leaving the
Island.
Wallace Baikle and John Balkie, of
the K.K. pole camp, and Rose Baikle
of Comox, were home for Christmas.
Mr. Tom Plercy has gone to work
in the K.K. pole camp with Wallace
Balkie.
The New Year was ushered In by
a snowfall, but we are thankful that
It has started to rain and it is to be
hoped it will not cease till all the
snow Is gone.
Our January Sale
and
Pay-Day Specials
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT
Men's Winter Suits, 3-piece dark and medium shades of Tweed,
regular $17.60 values.   On sale ,at $12.05
Men's all-wool Navy Serge, in double and single breasted styles,
$26.00 values, for   $16.95
OVERCOATS—Winter weight, regular $30.00.   Now .... $22.50
Special values In Men's Navy Serge all-wool and Tweed Pants
at   *2-»5
Boys' all-wool Golf Hose, at per pair   500
Men's Night Shirts in a good flannelette, at $1.50
Men's Heavy Work Shirts in dark grey and khaki, at $1.00
OVERALLS—In blue and black pant and bib style.   Nothing better made.   At $1.75 and   $1.95
Boys' Cap Special, (Just In) at   750
SHOE DEPARTMENT
We can save you money on Shoes.   Ladles' one-strap Slipper,
rubber heel, solid leather, easy litter, at $1.95
Misses' and Children's black and tan Oxfords   and   Slippers,
from      $1.75
Boys' School Shoes, all solid leather, from   $2.95
A special in Men's Leather Work Shoe, at '• $3.95
Men's Nailed Pit Shoe, only, per pair   $4.50
Men's Fine Dress Oxfords In tan, brown   and   black, regular
$6.50 and $7.50 values   Now   $5.50
Men's Brown Dongola Romeo Slippers   $2.75
All kinds of House Slippers in leather and Felts, from .... 850
Men's all-wool Work Sox, 3 and i pairs for   $1.00
THE MANUFACTURERS' AGENCY
Mackenzie & Partridge
Opposite Post Office, Cumberland
The manager of the Athletic Hall
held an old time dance In the hall.
McLeod's Orchestra supplied the
music and everybody says they had a
good time. A good many of the
younger set came over from Fanny
Bay.
Miss Eileen Kelsey is home from
High School during the Christmas
holidays.
Mr. Fallis- is visiting his sister, Mrs.
Harold   Hastings.
Miss Mollie Beadnell of Comox Is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hastings
h
Headquarters
Mr. and Mrs. John McLoughlin went
to Nanaimo last week for a tew days.
Mr. and Mrs. Winders and family
motored to Nanaimo last Friday,
where they will spend the New Year.
Mr. and Mrs. Pettlgrew have returned from Victoria.
Mr. Dick Downey Is at his home in
Comox.
Miss Hildebrand, who has been
wintering at California for the benefit of her health, Is visiting Mrs. R.
Fllberg.
Mr. Walter Prltchard of Comox is
spending New Year with Mr. and
MrB. Martin.
Mr. Earl Stafford, a student at the
University of B.C., is home for the
holidays.
Here and There
B iLinh Columbia's forest rangers
and j'.-itn'rxm report a reduction in
forest firos costs of practically 90
per cent., compared with 1926. The
total Ipsa this year was about $214,-
000.
An air lire between Halifax and
New York city for freight, express
ar.d mail, is being considered by
Halifax business interests, accord-
ire: to a report made to the United
Siatv.- Department of Commerce by
Consui   Eric   W,  Magnuson.
The Canadian Pacific Express
Company has extended its service
into the new gold field of northwestern Quebec, reaching Rouyn
over the recently completed extension of the Nipissing Central Railway. This extension provides a
new and short route into the rapidly
developing mining area.
Turkey raising is a coming industry in Alberta as a number of
successes at various fairs would indicate. A recent move in this connection is the formation of the Alberta Bronze Turkey Breeders' Association, which is now active in-
promoting and extending the turkey
breeding industry. {•
According to Dr. J, B. MacDou-
gall, Assistant Chief Inspector of
the Ontario Provincial Department
of Education, the operation of the
Canadian Pacific school car in
northern Ontario has proved a more
successful venture than the Department had ever expected. He stated
that the progress of the pupils during the year of operation has been
remarkable.
The Western Canada Grain Pool
contemplates spending $5,000,000
during the coming year in extensions to facilities in country elevators and terminals in Western Canada, according to George H. Mclvor,
General Kales Manager of the Poo),
on a visit to Toronto recently. The
building programme includes 100 or
150 country elevator in Alberta; 160
in Saskatchewan and 40 in Manitoba. At present there are 160 in
Alberta, 7.'10 in Saskatchewan and
50 in Manitoba,
Close on 400 miles of branch line
construction in Saskatchewan and
Alberta have been virtually completed up to December 1st by the
Canadian Pacific Railway, according to a report from headquarters.
On 282 miles of this construction grain from the current year's
harvest is being taken out, and
while work is closed down at this
date on most of them, there ire
still some on which bridge and other
construction work is being proceeded
with.
About 300 carloads of Christmas
trees will be delivered to the trade
from the Province of Quebec from
the end of November onward, according to indications of traffic received at Canadian Pacific Railway
headquarters. This will mean about
600,000 trees of a value of about
$150,000 to the farmers of this province. The average size of the
trees lor the New York and Boston markets is about 6 feet. They
are mostly white spruce and balsam of the "weed tree" variety
which is of prolific growth and
little commercial value.
NOTICE
A public meeting of the Cumberland
Public Library Association will be
held In the Athletic Hall on Monday,
January 9th, at 8 p.m.
T. Robertson, Secretary.
TO SELL OR RENT—10 acres 5 acres,
cleared, house and water; suitable
for fruit or chicken ranch; % mile
from Royston station. Apply Box
302, Cumberland, B.C.
LOST, STOLEN  or STRAYED—Two
English setters, (male 5 months
old) and female (2 years old.)
Please return, or notify L. Frelone,
Cumberland. Reward given. Anyone harboring these dogs after this
notice will be prosecuted. PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY,  JANUARY  6,  1928
Ladies' Hats
SATURDAY
ALL ONE PRICE
$2.95
Take Your Choice
SUTHERLAND'S
A.
TRY
"H
Hendi
erson
FOR
Confectionery,
Toaccos,
Pipes and Smokers'
Sundries.
In  selecting  your   Chocolates,
always choose the best at little
extra cost.
We sell Moir's—always
fresh.
.$
Card of Thanks
The B. P. 0. E. convey the Greetings of the Season and thank the
general public for the generous patronage given them at their New
Year's Eve Dance, which support,
made it one of the biggest nnd best
dances ever held In th district, exemplifying the appreciation of tho
humble efforts being made by this
organization tor charitable purposes.
The New Year's Rule of Life
I asked the New Year tor some motto
sweet,
Some rule of life by which to guide
my feet,
I asked  and  paused.    It   answered
soft and low:
"God's will to know."
"Will  knowledge then  suffice,  New
Year," I cried.
But ere the question Into silence died
The answer came: "Nay, this remember too,
"God's will to do"
To know, to do, can this be all we
give
To Him in whom we are, and move,
and live?
No more, New Year?   "This too must
be your care:
"God's will to hear."
Cumberland Personals
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Mr. Henry Watson returned to Vancouver Saturday last to resume his
studies at the Normal School after
spending the Christmas vacation with
his parents.
* *   •
Mr. Donald Watson spent the New
Year week-end in Nanaimo.
* *   •
Those returning to Normal School
Saturday last after the vacation were:
Miss Mary Simpson, Miss Mary Walker and Miss Evelyn Carey.
* •   •
Mr. B. Walker was the guest- of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Brown over the New
Year week-end.
* *   *
Miss Helen Henderson and Miss
Elizabeth McMurray were visitors in
town over last week-end.
* *   *
Miss Gladys Roy of Royston left
this week for Vancouver, where she
will train at the General Hospital.
• *      *
Mr James Dick, Paymaster, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., left
for Vancouver Thursday morning.
* *   *
The many friends of Mr. Carmlchael
of Hornby Island will be sorry to
learn that he underwent a serious
operation last Sunday.
* ♦   ♦
BIRTH—To Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Lauren, on Wednesday, December 28,
1927, at the Cumberland General Hospital, a daughter.
* *      *
Entertains at Tea
Miss Sadie Brown entertained at
the tea hour Wednesday last at her
home on Maryport Ave. Among those
present were: Misses Helen Parn-
ham, Lily Banks, Josle Bono and Margaret Robinson.
A Curve And A Line
That Make For
Fascination
Once more  I  asked:
more to tell?
And
Is  there still
once again the answer sweetly
fell:
"Yea, this one thing, all other things
above,
"God's will to love."
Get Your Food Supplies
from Frelone's Grocery
Everyone wants a tasty table, at all times—and it's
the little things that go a long way towards improving
the meal you serve At our store YOU WILL FIND
JUST THE LITTLE THINGS YOU NEED to improve
your meals.
GIVE US A TRIAL.
FREE DELIVERIES.
Frelone's Grocery
Dunsmuir Ave.
Cumberland
Pure audacity, this dress! The
startling and simple audacity of the
artist In line It looks as If the designer had taken 115 pounds of girlish
contour and just rolled it up In one
big frilly, flouncy bow-knot! No
lovelier combination of lines was ever
achieved than this sweep on one side
from shoulder to thigh and the answering curve beginning at the waist
on the other side and rippling across
to meet the first. Here 1b a dress
that "takes wearing'' but Is exquisite
If carried oft. For evening, any of
the lovely shades of taffeta, radium,
soft, light-weight crepe or velvet
make a frock that needs no other
trimming than Its own beautiful lines
and material. By adding long tight
sleeves and raising the neck line it
becomes a charming afternoon frock
Lace flouncing on satin crepe or crepe
de chine Is a soft and lovely combination and a change which may be decided by the wearer of this frock
without altering its smart lines.
(Copyright, 1927. by Butterlck.)
Miss Phyllis Burrows returned to
Cumberland last Wednesday after
spending a vacation at her home In
Vernon.
* *   •
Mr. L. H. Finch underwent a serious operation last Wednesday. His
many friends will be pleased to loam
that he is going on as well as can be
expected.
* *   *
Mr. Malcolm Stewart left for Vancouver Thursday.
*   •- «
Mr. Speckles' Great Idea
Santa Claus sat on a bench next the
sunny side of his North Pole bungalow. The old gentleman wore a worried and harassed look quite foreign
to his usual jovial expression Sam
Speckles, a foreman In one of Santa's
toy shops, passed by and noticed the
good old saint "What's the matter,
Santa?" he asked.
"This jo's gett'ng too big for one
man," answered Santa. "The world's
getting better and better all the time,
and that means I have that much
more work to do, and it's getting to
be a mighty hard task to make things
go around, let alone distriutlng them."
Mr. Speckles scratched his head.
"Well." he said, "heres and Idea, and
I think its a mighty good one. Remember that line magazine full of
stories and pictures and nice things
you had the other day?" "Oh, you
mean The Youth's Companion,' said
Santa. "Yes, that's It, answered Sam.
"Well. It seems to me that If you'd
tell a lot of parents about that magazine and how fine and enjoyable it
was for boys and girls they'd give subscriptions to The Youth's Companion
as a Christmas gift to lots of young
folks, and that would help you a lot."
"That's a mighty good Idea," said
Santa, "and, as a matter of fact, many
parents do just that already, but—"
Santa sighed, "I wish that more of
them realized what a fine gift The
Youth's Companion makes, and would
give it, too.'"
Just send your order to the address
below, and we will see to It that our
Uncle Sam relieves Santa of the burden of delivering at least one gift.
Subscribers will receive:
1. The Youth's Companion—12 big
monthly issues in 1928, and
2." Two extra numbers to new subscribers ordering within 30 days,
All for' only (2.
3.   The Companion's new book of
humor  "1001    One-minute    Stories,"
also Included FREE (send 10 cents to
cover  postage  and handling.)
THE  YOUTH'S  COMPANION,
S N Dept, Boston, Mass.
Subscriptions received at this office.
NEILL BANQUETS
HIS WORKERS
(Continued  from Page  One)
A Plea to Father Time
Touch us gently, Father Time!
Let us glide adown thy stream
Gently—aB we sometimes glide
Through a quiet dream!
Humble voyagers are we,
Husband,  wife and children  three—
(One Is lost—an angel fled
To the azure overhead!)
Touch us gently, Father Time!
We've not proud or soaring wings;
Our ambition, our content
Lies in  simple things.
Humble voyagers are we,
O'er Life's dim, unsounded sea,
Seeking only some calm clime—
Touch us gently, gentle Time.
and as he was especially anxious to
learn about the non-employment Insurance, he carried with him Introductions to both houses of parliament
and met several men who were In a
position to give him all the Information he desired on the matter. From
what he had heard In Canada he
thought that It had been a hopeless
failure, but on procuring details he
found It was a very practical piece
of legislation. The government paid
a share, also the employer and employee, and the plan worked similar
to any fraternal organization which
we havo in Canada. For six years
It was n complete success, but gradually as non-employment became rife
the percentage of those out of work
was so great that the government,
Instead of having a surplus, had a
large deficit. This scheme was worked on practical lines and was endorsed by all of the Commission appointed to look into the matter. This
Commission Included a large number
of lafcor members.
Asked as to why grants of fifteen
hundred dollars were given to immigrants from the Old Land, while so
many Canadians would be only too
willing to take up the Soldier Settlement lands, Mr Neill explained that
anyone who desired settlement lands
could have same and would be given
as long as twenty-five years in which
to pay. The Canadian government,
were not responsible for the fifteen
hundred dollar grant, but the Old
Country government was doing so in
an effort to relieve the unemployment
problem by sending settlers to Canada.
Mr. Neill said he hoped to be back
in Ottawa next week, ready for the
coming session, and all matters pertaining to the district would receive
his utmost attention. His one desire
was to serve his constituency as 'Well
as his country. A hearty vote of
thanks was tendered Mr. Neill for his
most interesting address.
The chairman then called on Mr. P.
P. Harrison, our provincial member,
who gave a short address in which
he  complimented  Mr.   Neill  on  the
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manner In which he had looked after
the interests of the district. In commenting upon the Workmen's Compensation Act, Mr. Harrison explained
that at times It did not appear to
work at all satisfactorily to the interest of the injured workmen. Mr. Harrison cited one example where an
injured person had had the advice of
five legal men, but regardless of the
fact, the Compensation Board would
not deviate from its decision. Mr.
Harrison  felt the    right    of appeal
would be the only solution and he
! hoped that would conic. However, it
j certainly would not if the people
j themselves took no interest In the
! ma,tter.
]    Mr. T H Carey, Mr. A. McKinnon,
i Mr Slmister, and several others paid
! their tribut.e to the occasion.
I    After the singing   of    Auld Lang
j Sync. Mr. Neill and sonic members of
his committee visited Mr. Ernest Pickard  who  has  been  incapacitated for
some time.
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