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The Cumberland Islander Apr 26, 1929

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Array aaggflHBWWgHs
in "Skirts"
imberland Islander
Wilh which Is consolidated Ihe Cumberland News.
Money Voted
For the May
24th Parade
Executive of Rod and Gun Club
Accept Offer of Con. Reifel
to Donate Cup to
At a special meeting of the Cumberland Rod and Gun Club held al
the Cumberland Hotel on Saturday
nlg-lit last, a communication wns read
which had bcen recently received
from Mr. R. R. Hindmarch, slating
that Mr. Con Reifel had been approached and asked to offer a cup lo
the gun club section of the local club
for competition, the executive to decide just whnt competition It shall he
shot for. Thc secretary was Instructed to write to Mr. Hindmarch and to
convey the thanks ot the club to Mr.
Reifel for his generosity. It was decided that the cup ho Inscribe!;
"Reifel Challenge Cup. Presented to
Cumberland Rod and Gun Club by
Con Reifel, 1929". A communication
was also received from Mr. A. W.
Neill with regard to thc slocking
of Maple Lake with bass.
James L. Brown, Esq.
Dear Mr.  Brown :-
On the 23rd instant, by mistake I
addressed a letter to you that Bhould
have gone to another party, referring to stocking four lakes.
I now acknowledge receipt of your
letter of the 14th Instant, enclosing
application from you to stock Maple
Lake with bass. I have forwarded
lt to the Department, and they advise
me that they have referred the mater to Dr. W, A. Clements, a member
of the Research Committee of Fish
Culture of the Biological Board, for
enquiry and report.
Generally speaking, the Departmeni
are rather against introducing Itas^
because it is so destructive to trout
and salmon, and they fear it may get
down into the sea from any lake it is
propagated. However. Dr. Clements
will make a report later.
Yours faithfully,
The matter of a cash donation to
the 24th ot May Parade was introduced when it was unanimously de
elded to donate the sum of ¥10.00 for
a group of three or more, confined to
the students of the Cumberland Public and High Schools, for thc best
representation of sportsmen.
The meeting also decided to hold
a Ashing competition, prizes to be
given for the biggest trout caught In
the Puntledge River, steelhead to be
barred. The first prize will be $5.00
la goods and the second $2.1.0 In
The secretary of tlie Nanaimo cricket club writes and informs the local
cricketers that it will be Impossible
for them to play Cumberland on May
tbe 5th as previously arranged. The
Nanaimoites are building a new pavilion and as it will not be completed
j by the 5th. have set Sunday, May the
12th as the da:e for the opening of
their season, with a team from Cumberland providing the opposition.
As a result of conferences between
W. A. Landreth, general manager of
the Canadian Egg Pool with Vancouver Island poultrynien It has been virtually decided that Nanaimo will be
the assembly point for Vancouver Island eggs. A warehouse will be rented in Nanaimo to assmble the eggs
there In carload lots. The candling
stations at Nanaimo will draw upon
a territory embracing 50,000 hens as
compared with Courtenay's 30,000
hens. Qualicum Beach and Parks-
vllle will have no cnntling stations
but will ship direct to Nanaimo. Of
the 50,000 hens tributary to Nanaimo,
80,000 come from Qualicum and
Road Surfacing
Starts Shortly
Public Asked to Co-operate With
Department   During   Time
of Treating Highways
With the continuation of warm, dry
weather. Uie officials ot tbe Department ot Public Works throughout the
province arc preparing for the treating of roads with bituminous surfacing. .Many sections of road have already heen prepared for the application of the surfacing and thc assurance of a spell of continued dry
weather will be followed hy active
work along this line.
There will be considerable of thla
done on Vancouver Island and, In a
number of cases, it will be necessary
from time to time, to close off parts
of the roads. When this is to be done
there will be ample notice given by
the department and. at the same time,
provision will be made for diverting
traffic so as not to inconvenience the
travelling public to any great extent.
At the department offices In the
Parliament Buildings the information
Is given foi* the benefit of those who
have to use freshly treated roads, that
it is unnecessary to suffer material
damage and Inconvenience to cars if
simple directions will be followed.
Preparatory to travelling over such
roads the owner of the car should apply to the mud guards and nlckled
parts of the car liable to be splashed
I with the road material, a light eoat-
, lug of some greasy substance, In
' this connection tbe ordinary grease
used for the lubricating cups is suitable. This should lie applied thinly
over the parts that are likely to be
On the return from tbe trip care
should be taken to remove the ma-
Iterial thai has been applied and with
| It the road dressing that adheres. Th:s
Is best done by tlie application of coal
oil. It is advisable to loose no time
■ in applying tlie coal oil and removing the gathered material, as otherwise there will be difficulty fn getting it off and the surface of the car
will be Injured.
In the same connection it Is requested by the officials of the department that in cases whore cars are
obliged to pass over freshly laid surfacing, that care be exveclsed so ni
not to injure the road. Drivers
should, in such case3, drfve slowly,
so as not to raise any more of the
dressing than is absolutely necessary.
Crowds Journey to Lake to View
Government Craft
A great deal of Interest Is being
shown In the visit to lhe district (as
reported in our columns last weeki
of the seaplane iu charge of FIifill:
Lieut. L. II. Weed en. On Sunday,
many Cumberlandors. taking advantage of the glorious weather Journeyed to the lake and were very much Interested in big piano which in a
Fairchild monoplane equipped with
pontoons and powered with a 110 h. p.
radial type motor. In addition lo
Flight Lieutenant Weeden, the piano
carries Corporal Squires, the photographer and A. C. Attwood, mechanic of the H.C.A.F. They are here for
tbe purpose of making a survey for
the dominion government and a great
many pictures are helng taken of tho
The cameras used for the taking
of tbe aerial pictures le most unique,
being electric and is focussed and
time exposures  taken  automatically.
Lieut. Weeden is very pleased with
tbe lake as aa air base on account cf
the good landing and taking off facilities.
Catherine Brown
To Be May Queen
Native Daughter of Cumberland
Chosen by Teachers
and Pupils
The teachers and pupils of the Cumberland High and Public Schools
finished their voting for the Queen of
the May for the annual Empire Day
celebration, on Thursday afternoon.
The voting was fairly even, many
names being mentioned as likely to
receive the honor. When all votes
had been counted It was found that
Catherine Brown, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Hrown had received the
honor and she will have Margaret
Westfleld and Chrissie Robertson for
maids of honor.
Hospital Dance
Brilliant Success
One of the most delightful danco*
to be held in Cumberland this season
took place ou Friday evening In the
nature of the annual Hospital ball
under the auspices of the Ladles' Auxiliary to the Cumberland Hospital.
The hall looked very effective In decorations of red and white, While
Chinese lanterns over the lights fa
the centre of the hall lent a soft glow
to the dancers. At the lower end of
the hall, two large red crosses on
White ground with C. G. II. In the middle finished the effect.
Delicious refreshments were served
by the ladies at midnight and much
eredK is due Mrs. Hudson's orchestra
for the way in which the music waa
The whist drive given at the War
Veterans' hall Saturday night under
the auspices of the Hums' club was
a great success when twenty-two
lables of cards were In play. Tho
prize-winners were: ladles first, Mrs.
Devoy; ladles' second, Mrs. Gear, aad
ladies' travelling, Mrs. Devoy. Gent's
first prize was won by Mr. A. Clarke
Mr. and Mrs. T.
Graham Honored
At Social Evening
Ambulance   Association   Meets
and Fetes Winners in Recent
The Anglican Church hall was the
scene of a very pleasant gathering
on Saturday evening last, when the
Cumberland centre of the St, John's
Ambulance Association met for thc
purpose of entertaining the members
of the winning (earns in the recent
first aid contest held ln Cumberland.
The first part of the evening was
devoted to whlst, Mrs. W. Hudson
being announced as the winner of the
ladles' first prize, with Mr, Henry
Watson (substituting) gaining the
second.    Mr. H.  Waterlield  was suc-
; cessful   in   gaining  the   gentlemen'.!
! first prize and Mr. H. Parkinson the
j second.
j Immediately after cards, Mr. Sid
Hunt asked A. J. Taylor, O.S.J.B.R., to
I take    charge   of   the    proceedings,
i whilst the refreshments were being
got ready. .Mr. Taylor during the
course of his remarks congratulated
the winning teams ou their remark-'
able successes in the recent first aid
meet. He traced the history of the
local centre from its very beginning
and pointed out that during thc time
Mr. Webb was headmaster at tb,e
Cumberland Public School he, (Mr.
Taylor), along with Mr. Webb had Introduced the teaching of first aid to
the students in the upper grades. Tlie
students proved to be very enthusiastic nnd made real good progress.
Not only in first aid work did the
students progress but lu their school
work a decided Improvement was
noticed. He sincerely hoped classes
for school students would be started
again. He deplored the fact that the
business people °f l-ie town, the merchants and other residents had not
taken up first aid work, making a
pica for them to do so and Intimating
that whilst they might uot think tt
necessary as very few accideuts happen during their business hours, yot
the subject was one which they might
take up with profit. One never knew
when an accident was going to happen
and there was nothing so deplorably
as seeing some unfortunate fellow
man suffering through an accident
and no one to render him first aid.
Continuing, Mr. Taylor said he had
been asked to perform a duty, which,
he said he approached with mingled
feelings. He had been asked to pre- j
sent to Mr. and Mrs. Graham, who
were leaving the district shortly to
make their home in Victoria, with
small tokens of esteem and respect
lu which Mr. and Mrs. Graham were,
held by the Cumberland Centre ofj
the St. John's Ambulance Association.
During the many years Mr. Graham
had bcen connected with the Canadian Collieries he had at all times
shown a great deal of interest in first
aid work and had assisted very materially in bringing about such a high
state of efficiency ln the local Am-
I balance Association, as existed at the
present time. Personally he, Mr.
Taylor was extremely sorry to hear
that Mr. Graham was going to leave
Cumberland and he sincerely hoped
that long life and continued happiness
would be enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs.
Graham in their new home In Victoria. On behalf of the Cumberland
Centre of the St. John's Ambulance
Association he had much pleasure ln
presenting to Mr. Graham a gentleman's toilet set and to Mrs. Graham
a perfume atomizer and hoped that
every time they had occasion to use
the gifts they would spare a kindly
thought for their friends of the ambulance association in Cumberland.
Mr. Graham on receiving the presents from Mr. Taylor was greeted
by the assembly singing "For they are
Jolly Good Fellows'*. Mr. Graham
said he was very much surprised at
receiving such beautiful tokens from
the members of the st- Pohn's Ambulance Association in Cumberland,
more specially, as he felt they were
unmerited. During his many years
association with thc Canadian Collieries he had taken more or less of
an interest in the work of thc ambulance association, but he really fell
that he had not taken as much Interest as he ought to have done. However, ho had always felt a glow of
pride when the Cumberland teams
brought back honors from the various
meets and he thoroughly appreciated
the very skilled work of the members
of the association In relieving distress
and suffering when accidents occurred
at the mines. Ho thanked them very
sincerely on behalf of himself and
Mrs. Graham for the beautiful gifts
Permit Killing
OfOne Doe
Victoria, B.C., April 25.—New game
regulations just promulgated for the
current season will permit the killing of one doe by each licensed hunter, otherwise containing no material
change from the big game regulations of last year. The open season
as to birds will be fixed aud defined
Strathcona Park
Will Be Tourists
Favorite Resort
Orders-in-Coucil   Were   Passed
for Purchase of Alienated
Victoria, B.C., April 25.—The flrst
governmental step since the premiership of Sir Richard McBride toward
carrying out compreneasive plans to
make Strathcona Park a mecca for
summer residence and visitation by
well-to-do tourists In volume was
taken Wednesday, when ordcrs-ln-
councll were passed for the purchase
of all alienated tlrahcrlnnds within
the Park boundaries, on which an option was taken subsequent to the
Tolmle administration assuming office. The price payable Is roughly
$235,000, for which an explicit vote
was made by parliament last session.
Simultaneously the extension of existing road facilities via Campbell
River to the heart of the Park will
proceed under the direction of the
Public Works Department. The price
now to be paid for the timber holdings
which represent approximately one-
third of the Buttle Lake frontage la
considerably less than was demanded
by the then holders In the days of McBride and which Sir Richard declined
to pay, offering alternatively to give
the holders lieu timber lauds elsewhere In British Columbia.
Alveiislchen Interests
The lands in question were acqulr- j
ed years ago by the Alvo von Alven-
sleben Interests on the Coast, but
changed hands following the outbreak
of the war with Bermffny. Attempts
were made at times to make an exchange of the timber for areas elsewhere ou thc Island so that the
Strathcona Park area might be round-;
ed out as entirely within the control
of the Crown. J
Following the accession to power
of the present administration, this
matter of acquiring the timber receiv- j
ed attcation, with the gratifying re^
suits which have Just been consummated.
(continued on page six)
second Mr. H. Mossey, and gent's
1 travelling Miss V. Murray (sub.)
i Refreshments were served at ten,
■ and Jimmy Walker's Maple Leaf or-
I chestra supplied snappy music for a
> well attended dance.
Prospects Are
Bright for Big
Finance Committee Report Collections Up to Last Year's
The finance committee of the 24th
of May celebration report considerable progress hi the matter of collections for the annual affair, and It
Is hoped that last year's total will be
surpassed. The sports committee, we
are given to understand will meet
this week end and draw up their programme which it fs most likely will
be along similar lines to last year's
with a free dance In tbe Ilo-Ilo to
wind up tho day's fun. Sports fur
young and old will be staged ai.d the
annual cricket game between Cumberland and Courtenay will take plaOu
at the "Y" ground. The local cricketers have been practicing all week and
the cement pilch laid down Is proving of great assistance. Ono or two
new members will probably he seen
In the local team. Hums and Stewart
having left tlie town Last year tho
sports committee drew up a very good
programme and with a free dance topping off (he d.iys fun, a real 24th of
May should bo the rscult.
Parade Programme to
Ilo Better Than Ever.
Word aiso has been sent out that
several of the Fraternal Societies Intend putting a float in the parade and
if a few of the business houses of the
town would gel busy and enter their
vehicles .decorated, and so notify the
committee oftbeir intention there is
a possibility of the parade prize list
being  considerably  increased.
A Are works display at night has
been suggested, but several of tho
members of the committee are against
such display. Iu years gone by attempts have been made to put a fireworks display on which did not turn
out quite satisfactory. In the event!
of such a display being introduced,
it would mean all thc money for the
fireworks being spent out of tOWll,'
and the various committees feel that
Annual School
Concert Proved
Great Success
AH Baba and the Forty Thieves
Brought Out Great Talent—:
Scholars Exceeded Fondest j
The annual school concert proved i
an unusual success this year. On '
Wednesday night the programme was i
staged fn the Anglican hall for chll-.
dren only and a very expectant and '
enthusiastic crowd was ln attendance,
the same proceeding being carried
out on Thursday night in the Ilo-Ilo
At 8 p.m. the progrummo conrnenc-
ed with an overture by a ten-piece or-;
chestra consisting of the best music-
al talent In town, followed by lustru- \
mental selections, choruses and sol-.
os by tbe school children.   A pleasant
surprise greeted the audience In  the
nature of the Japanese singing, which j
showed careful training on the part
of the teacher Mrs. Aoki.
The operetta 'Uli Baba", which |
featured the second part of the pro-
gramme proved to be a great success.
The curtain "went up" on the;
"robber band" in their hidden cave,
all dressed In picturesque Arabian
costumes, with their bold leader
Shemssedln pacing the stage and declaring death to any tresspasser. At
the (magic words "open Sessame",
by the trick of some back-stage magic
the cave door flew open to great amusement of the audience. To tbe
magic cave comes Mr. and Mrs, Cas-
sim and their adopted son Abdul Has-
sln In search of treasure, and the portrayal of Abdul's vast knowledge of
astronomy fs amazing and his wit
very amusing.
The slave-girl Morglanna, an Ill-fated princess, and her lover Mustaphu,
All Balm's son enter the cave and discuss the hidden treasure, which It-
heard by the evesdropptng Casslms.
On the exit of the lovers, Caaslm enters the cave, forgets the magic words
and is slain by the robbers.
Act 3 Is the scene in All Uabtt'a
home and opens with the beautiful
Fatima languidly reclining on her
divan, surrounded by servants, dressed In lovely costumes and waving
gorgeous fans. The dancing girls entertain the rair lady with a graceful
oriental ballet to the excellent accompaniment of the orchestra. A dashing young prince seeks the hand of
fair Fatima, but on seeing her dowry
changes his mind, much to the annoyance of her beloved father All
Shemssedln, the daring robber chief
comes along selling thirty-nine Jars
of oil, but Morglanna discovers that
he has a robber hidden in every pot
and scalds them all. The dancing
girls enter to perform for the guest
Shemssedln, who drops dead during
the dance and Morglanna fs avenged
for the death of her father. As thg
good old fairy stories say. Fatima
marries Abdul the sage, and Morglanna marries Mustapho. and they all
live happily ever after.
It I3 the first play of Its kind ever
put on by the Cumberland school
children and it was carried out lu
a very thorough maimer, much credit
being due to Mr. Murray and Mr.
Jackson for their patience and careful tralnfng.
Part 1.—Selection, orchestra; chorus (in two parts), "doing Over the
Waves", as sung in Japan, trainer
Mrs, Aoki; String Quartet, Nellie
Jackson, Gordon Robertson. Douglas
Baird, David Hunden; Stringed Orchestra, trained by Mr. Jackson; song.
"The Sunshade". Turuno Kiyonaga;
The Kinky Dinks, trnlned bj Hr Murray; choruses of High School girl-,
(Continued on  Page Two"
$5,000,000,000 IS REALIZED
1018 to Be in the Money—Major
Prizes Will Consist of
First, Second,
and Third
'According to press reports ,tho (
Stock Exchange Derby Sweep whlcn
closed last Friday, will run to $6,000,-;
000,000, subscribed in $f> tickets.
It has been announced thnt there!
will be two flrst of $625,000; two sec-j
onds of $325,000; two Thirds or *162.-1
500 and two fourths of $87,600. 1
There are 3:ifi entries for tbe derby j
and each drawer of a horse and j
ticket representing tho field will win j
$2,500, while there will be 340 con-j
solation prizes of $1,250, Altogether j
there will be a total of 1018 prizes
The Bridge club held their last meet-
I ing of the season at the home of Mrs.
I Shortt on Wednesday evening. Four
! tables of bridge were in play, the
| prize winner being Miss Sehl. Those
! present were Mesdames Bryan, Cou-
j way, Mumford. Hicks, Finch. Qraham,
i Eadie Gower. Shortt, Stevens. Shortt,
j Dick, Cameron ami substituting were
the Misses Sehl. Galllvan and  Tarbell.
Service At
Holy Trinity
Boy   Scouts   Invested   Included
Seven Eagles and Six
A most interesting Investiture service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican
Church on Sunday evening when a
number of scouts of the First Cumberland troup assembled for the unique ceremony. Tbe altar was draped
witli a Union Jack and the Hags of
the troop and pack wore also hung
over thy pews in which the boys Bat.
At the foot of the chancel steps was
a (able also draped with the Union
The Investiture opened with the
question from the scoutmaster to his
assistant; "Vou have the names of
the boys who wish to be invested as
scouts'."' The list being handed over,
t.ie Baglg patrol formed u square
round the table and the following
questions were put to its members:
"I understand that you wish to take
the Scout promise and become Boy
Scouts?" "You know and understand
the Scout law?* "In taking this promise you will make It on your honor?"
''What exactly do you mean by your
honor?" To this last question tbe answer was given. "It means that I can
be trusted."
The boys then placed their hands
on the flag and repeated the promise
after the scoutmaster: "On my honour I promise to do my best to do my
duty lo God and the king, to help
other people at all limes, aud to obey
the Scout law." The boys were then
banded their badges and enrolment
cards. A similar ceremony Look place
with  thy Owl patrol.
The following boy-? were Invested: j
Eagles: Mitsuo Hayashi, Geo. Nunns,
Masanobu Kinoto. Robert Thoburn,
William Frizzle, Akira Hlrose, Mitsuo
Obara. Owls: Wilton Dalby. Shlgeru \
yaguchl, Fred Buttress, Dudley Keel-j
er, Masaru Soru, Yahahani Kadogu-
The Vicar, the llev, E. 0. Robathan
preached tin eloquent sermon on
"character" the text being "For what
Is a man profited if he shall gain tbe
whole world and lose Ills own soul."
all supplies should be bought In the
town or at least thc district. However, It Is up to the committee to de- ,
clde and a the meeting this week ond '
the matter will no doubt be fully discussed
Tennis Club To
Reduce Fees For
Coming Season
Official Opening Date, May 1st;
Improvements Contemplated at Courts
Tiie annual general meeting of the
Cumberland    Tennis    club    attracted
quite a number of fans on Friday eve-'
nlng.   Mr. a. It. Stacey, the president |
was in the chair, who stated that Gil ,
chief   business    was   the   electing   of j
officers   for   the  ensuing  year     Mr
Thomas Graham  was elected  honorary  president   and  Mr.  A,  It.   Stacey i
re-elected president.    Mr. M. H. Gra-'
ham Is vice-president and Miss Phyl-1
lis Partridge, secretary-treasurer. The
executive   committee   will   be   Messrs.,
W. H  Cope and T. It  S. Graham, Dr
B, It. Hicks and Mrs   A R Stacey.
The mnttei ol appointing the ro- '
freshmont committee was left in the!
hands of the executive
A discussion followed after the!
election of officers when the matter
of Improvements to the courts was introduced, it was decldod lo hold d
painting bee when Ihe lines of tho
courts will lie re-|uilnted and fl loan
to built for tin- hoUBlng of a stove.
etc     In the latter ease, the president,
and vier-presidedi were eloctod n
committee lo make arrangements.
A reduction in tees was authorized
by tbe meeting, fees for single mem-1
hers being reduced to $5,00 for a 11 - - j
season and in the case of two in one I
family Joining the fee to bo $7.50, The j
monthly fee of $2.00 will remain the
same as all*  will lhe Junior rees,
A concerted effort will be made to
get   new   members  and   the   official
opening date W'iih set for Wednesday
May the  1*1
It was freely expressed at the meeting that with the fee reduced to $5.on j
many mote would Join the club and ii '
is confidently expected that the coining season will be lhe best in th"
history of tennis Iu Cumberland
Purchase Of
Public Utility
Regular Meeting of City Council
Considers Electric Light
The regular meeting of the city
council held on Monday night was
presided over by the Mayor with ull
aldermen present, Just after calling
the meeting to order, the Mayor notified the council that Mr. F. A. Mc-
Dermid, barrister o! Vancouver was
present, aud ua the gentleman's time
was short, he had asked permission
to address   the  council  on  tbe legal
pect of the proposed purchase of
the Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company by the city. On the request
of Mr. Mulrhead, tbe consulting engineer, engaged by Hie city, Mr. Mc-
Dermid bad prepared a report, covering several pages of typewritten material for the guidance and information or the council However, he felt
that a personal Interview with tho
city council was desirable and he had
made a hurried trip over Trom Vancouver for that purpose. He explained the necessary procedure which
would have to be undertaken If the
city intended going ahead with the
proposition and surprised the council
with the clear and concise manner
in which he bandied his subject, showing very clearly thai he had a clear
understanding of the matter discussed. After Mr. McDermid had answered several questions fired at him by
tbe aldermen be withdrew, and fn-
limated he was prepared to do all
iu his power to assist the council to
bring about a successful end to the
electric light question, should tho
city decide to go ahead with the
The regular business was then proceeded with and after minutes of the
previous meeting had been read and
adopted tlie only communication was
the following received from Mr. Mulrhead, with reference to the electric
light question:
W. H. Cope, City Clerk.
Dear  Sir:-
"I have yours of the 18th Inst, and
note the terms of the agreement between the Cumberland Electric Co.,
Ltd., and the Minto Electric Co., Ud.
"I am preparing a statement for the
information of your council, showing
what the financial operating situation would be fn the event of them
taking over tbe property of the Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.. at a
stated figure. This statement will
show the estimated expenses of operating same as a Civic Department
and the annual surplus which might
be obtained. I shall base this on a
new schedule of reduced lighting
rates which the city might put into
Yours   truly,
Consulting Engineer.
Bills and accounts were referred to
the finance committee and if found
correct ordered to be paid.
The reporl of the various committees were tendered and on behalf of
tbe finance committee, Alderman
Parnham recommended thai loan of
$3,000 he obtained from the bank to
meet tbe salaries of tbe teachers. The
city clerk was Instructed to make tin
necessary arrangements with the bank
with  regard lo tbe loan.
Alderman Henderson, chairman of
the board of works reported much
progress in bis department. The new
city dump was now in use aad It had
been found necessary to do a certain
amount or slashing on the road leading io tt. Fires had beon started on
the Old dump and a Io' of tlie refuse
was now being burnt. Gravel was
being spread on 'be streets In tho
city where necessary and other Improvements being undertaken
The chairman of thi
eaitb commit*
on  Page Five)
Miss I. Knowlton
Becomes Bride Of
Mr. G. Henderson
Known   Couple   Wed   in
Big Moose Carnival Dance, imperial Pavilion. Itoyston, May tho 24th.
Best of music and a real good time
assured.    Make a note of the date.
A wedding of much interest took
place on Wednesday night in the
Metropolitan Church, Victoria, when
Miss Irma Knowlton, of Victoria, and
formerly on the nursing staff at the
Cumberland Hospital became the
bride of Mr. George Henderson, proprietor of Henderson Motors or this
city. Mr, Stan Mounce. who bas Just
relumed from Princeton acted us best
man. motoring to Victoria on Tuesday  with   Mr    Henderson.
Giber members of Mr. Henderson's
family attending the wedding were'
besides his father aud mother. Mr
and Mrs. Alex. Henderson. Mr. and
-Mrs W. Henderson. Jr.. and Mr. and
Mrs.  Leii  Piket  .of Courtenay. t'AGE TWO
FRIDAY. APRIL, 26,  102B.
The Cumberland Islander
has passsed a law legalizing Sunday games at
which admission is charged, in all towns where
they may be sanctioned by local ordinance. The
games are limited to the hours between 2 and (i
in the afternoon; and no professional game may
be played within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
Masachusetts is receiving congratulation, voiced
by the Cleveland News for instance, in the observation that "the old Bay State deserves praise
for its enterprising modernizing ancestral or paternal laws to some extent, regardless of the time
and effort required."
In New Jersey a grand jury has refused to indict a motion-picture operator who already has
been lined twice lor keeping open his place of
amusement on Sunday. The grand jury, in making a presentment to the legislature in justification of its course, adds that non-observance of
some' of the existing laws "is not due to any desire
j on the pai't of persons to violate the law, but
DURINO the course ot his address at the Angli-
can hall on Saturday evening last A. J. Tay-I
lor, O.S.J.B.R., stressed the point that the
business ... n ut Cumberland did not take enough
interest in lirst aid work, and that the members
oi tin.- local centre were practically all employees
oi the Colliery Company, although membership
in same was open to dl and sundry. jrathei. ,„ a cynge in condition3 and CU3tom
Whilst tt might In: true that the business men which makes the present laws governing moral
of Cumberland do not take an active part in lirst i i;fc. on the Sabbath more or less obsolete."
aid work in Cumberland, yet they do take an Reciting that the laws against witchcraft,
interest in th association. Businessmen have against the practice of Quaker faith, and against
not gol the time to devote to very many "hobbies : th(, theatre remained on the Masachusetts statute
alter their hours ol labor are ended. In a good books long after they were nullified by the yeoman) cases a business man puts in twice the authorities who were supposed to put them into
number oi hours a man working at the mines puts I ^^ the Courant of Hartford, Conn., proceeds;
in an.I a., i fourteen and sixteen hours al busi-| -\ho Now Jersey Blue Laws, like those or aeverul other
ness he does not feel Inclined to go down to the states, notably Pennsylvania, have boon n plague upon
first  ail II  and  put   in  another hour or  two.Une statute books those man.,' years.    If they ever hail
Even though .. merchant has his store closed and any real usefulness, it they ever represented anything
perhaps         ng at ease in a big comfortable more than a sest to persecute, that usefulness was ion«
chair, his work is noi ended, lie may be thinking I IIK„ outlived. Tbe law must be a growing thing. It must
tip for his next days activities, and so the merry always fit the needs and conditions ot the people. It
game goes on. No Mr. Taylor, we fail to see that1 must be responsible to Intelligent public opinion. This
the business men have much time lor first aid I New Jersey grand jury is not to be criticized for havlns
work, ll some scheme could be devised whereby j nullified the law but to be praised tor taking a step that
tlie merchant could work only eight hours per may bring the Sunday laws Into harmony with the present-
day, many of them would undoubtedly take up i daj conception ot tlie uses to which Sunday may properly
the work and study of first aid. | be put.
. —— j    "If some of our legislatures would devote as much time
SUNDAY SPORTS i to ridding the public statutes ot mischier-making obsolete
T11EKE is significance in the fact that former i lews as they devote to piling up new laws, most ot them
strongholds of Sabbath observance are lead-! dealing with matters which would cure themselves if lei
ing ill the modification of laws governing the! alone. Mie cause of m-tlerly government would immensely
holding of Sunday sports.    Thus Massachusetts profit.1
-British Columbian.
Here and There
A fine steel piano wire runs now
1204 miles from Newtoudland to
the Azores. Tliis ia not to provide the
mermaids with strings for their harps,
but to measure exactly the distance
between the two points. A cable waa
laid recently and it was impossible to
otherwise determine the precise distance travelled by the cable-laying
aboard   the    Canadian
Paciflc Rallwa
y's crack summer (Iyer,
the TranB-Cai
inda  Limited,  will  be
surprised this
year  to find   colourful
upholstery, green tiled bathrooms,
sofas, settees, a glassed-in conservatory and other unusual features. Special sleeping, dining, nml lounge-solarium cars have been designed and
built at the company's Montreal Angus shop.i tor ilii.: tie luxe transcontinental train, which will be one of
the fastest and finest long distance
trains In tbe world.
Every year the Canadian Pacific
spends about $2,000,000,000 iu advertising its services and Canada's in*
dutsrial and tourist attract ions
throughout the world.
mann): (b) "The Butterfly" op. 155,
No. 4 (Gunhild). The winner of flrst
place was Alex. Ord, of Nanaimo, with
94 per cent. Doris is to be congratulated upon the splendid showing she
made and we wish her better luck
next time. I
Construction of tho 18-storey Marine Building on the corner of Bur-
rard and Hastings streets, in Vancouver, has begun. When completed
tliis will be the tallest building west
of Toronto, where lhe greatest building, the new Royal York Hotel, of
tin: C.P.R.., is 23 storeys in height.
"I have a clever wife."
'Mine finds out too."
School Concert
Great Success
(Continued from Pat,e One)
Mrs. Tribe, trainer, accompanist Miss
Sheila Conway.
Part 2.—Ali Baba aud the Forty
Thieves. Act 1: overture orchestra,
Mr. Jackson leader; prologue by tho
cast; chorus "A Robber's Life", the
robbers; song. "The Captain of the
Shemssedln    (Dave
Special Showing this
week of Wash Goods
Spec in I
VOILES   Plain colors, also floral nnd variety design,
vulues at 60c, 600 and 7Bc per yard,
ORGAN DIES—In  plain self  colors  and   floral  patterns   with
newest shades  special  value at 75c  per yard,
FOULARDS—-In  the latest  novelty  designs  In  all  shades   al
75c. per yard.
BROADCLOTHS—In plain shades nml new floral patterns, fast,
colors at 35c, 45c and 50c per yard.
PRINTS—Wash Prints In fast colors; in neat novetly patterns
at 25c per yard,
CREPES- Cotton Crepes In all shades (best quality) 3 yards
for 50c.
SILK UNDERWEAR—Ladles' and Misses Silk Knit Underwear
in pink, coral, nile green, poach aud
champagne, special value at Vests, 75c;
Bloomers, $1.00.
Men's Department
Just received another shipment of
Men's and Young Men's Summer
Suits in light tweeds and worsteds.
Special values iu Jiangs, Young
Men's a::d Boy's plain and striped
flannel Outing Pants.
Special value in Boys' Long Pants
tweed and worsted suits—special
value at $10.75 and $12.75.
Newest styles in men's Hats. Caps.
Shirts and TleB.
iNew Corporation
I   Asks Rights At
:      Campbell River
I    Tlie   newly   incorporated   company.
A monument to one of tlie builder
of Canada is planned for Vancouver.!
Sir William Van Horne, flrst general
manager und second president of th"
Canadian Paciflc Railway, was re
aponalhl, for the selection of Vancouver        the  western   terminus  for
Iu view of the present prosperity
of Canada and of the Canadian Pacific, it la amusing to recall the Item
published In London Truth over forty-
five years ago. "The Canadian Pacific Hallway.' 'it runs, "has begun to
launch Its bonds . This rallwa., if it
be ever finished, will run through a
conutry frost-bound for seven or eight
months ot the year, and will connect
with the eastern part of the Dominion a province which embraces about
as forbidding country as any on the
face of the earth. British Columbia
is a barren, cold mountain country
thai is not worth keeping. It would
never have have been inhabited at 'ill
unless by trappers of the Hudson Bay
Company bad 'gold fever' not taken
a party of adventurers there. Fifty
railroads would not galvanize It Into
prosperity. The much-tooted Manitoba set lenient will not hold out many j Robber    Baud'
years. The people who have gone | Hunden); song of vengeance by | Strathcona Power & Pulp. Limited,
there cannot stand the coldness of I Shemssedln and robbers; "Know--which it was announced would he an
the winters. Men and cattle are fro/- j ie(|ge" song by Abdul Hassin (Leland • applicant for power rights at Camp-
en to death In numbers that would Bannerma)J ".Poor Relations", Mr. bell River, has formally filed appllca-
aatonish the intending seller if be[a:M| Mrs. Cassin (Bessie Nicholas and tion with tho Water Board, through
knew, and thus,, who are not killed Bryaon Parnham); "Over tbe Plains the agent of the company. Mr. E. P.
outright are arten maimed for life by 0f Arabia" by Morglanna and Mua- Bremner. The application Is made
frostbites." tapha (Chrissie Robertson and Pres-  through the Government office at Na-
 j ton   urut.(,j.   »Tne  Magic  Cave"   by  naimo.
DortS Macdonald Mustapha (Preston Brace); "Finale"     This will make the fourth company
fn V/V»/1M// PlfWP ShemaBedln, Cassin and robbers. Act   to  seek   to  obtain   water   power  at
_I i2: "IIaM 0ur Utiy Falr"' chorus of Gamntje11  Rlver*    T,u' application  Is
Competing in a class of twenty-seven! »»ldens; "Day Dreams" by Fatima for taking 2.200 cubic feet per second,
entrants at the Victoria Musical Fes-' <*•«>' Beverldge); firsl ballet, trained and for leave to store 610,000 acre feet
tlval held last week, Doris A. Macdon-. »>' MlM MacKinnon; "Kismet", Ah- nf water,
the transcontinental line; a decision laid, daughter of Mr .and Mrs. E. L. dul, Fatima, Mustapha and Mrs. Cas- It Is proposed hy the company to
that resulted In the growth and pros-1 Macdonald. secured second place in «>»: Procession of Slaves; The erect in the course nf the develop-
p, rity oi Canada's Becond greatest | the pianoforte primary division (under'Troubles of a Father, All Baba (John ment of the undertaking three damn.
seaport; and the citizens of the city nine years) with marks of 185 or a per-1 Bannerman); second ballet; finale. These will bo located at Lower Camp-
propose to commemorate bis for"- jcentage of 92V The test pieces were the cast; "God Save the King", or- bell Falls, about two hundred feet
si(,llt, j (al    'Melody"   op. 68, No,  1   (Schu- chestra. , above thc Ladore Falls, at the outlet
 __._..    of Upper Campbell Lake, and at the
cutlet of Buttles Lake.
Three Deer May Be Shot In This
District uf Which One
Must Re Doe
By order-ln-couucl) regulations relative to the big game of the province
for the present season have been
brought Into effect aud are being
promulgated through the ordinary
sources by the Attorney-General's
department. In 'bringing la these
regulations there hns been made a
change whereby in parts of tho country where deer are allowed to be shot
tho way is thrown open for killing of
a limited number of female deer Instead of confining the shouting to
bucks alone.
At thc same time it is not going
lo be possible to add to thc number
ot deer to be killed by a hunter, but
instead there will be the snme limit
as to the number to be taken. In
the Eastern District the number shall
ho two doer and In the Western District, three deer. Provision Is made
however, by which one of these fn
each case may be a female.
The change In tbe regulations with
respect to the killing of female door
follows presentations that have been
made that lu many parts of the country the practice of exempting femalog
and confining the killing to males has
j been having the effect of unduly Increasing the proportion of females,
The result it has been pointed ou\
was rather in the direction of deplet-
lng the herds Instead of Increasing
Change Close  Seuson
There Is a change In a few instances tn the close seasons, In Fernie, f'ranbrook and Columbia tho open
In every sorts of building materials.
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES 1 Nlfiht calls:  134X Courtenay
I Office:   159 Cumberland.
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
Hay. Grain. Flour and Feed, Poultry Supplies
Builders' Supplies — Gyproc Wall Board
Lime, Bricks, Cement, Commercial Fertilizers,
Gound  Limestone
Comox Jersey Ice Cream
at your favorite fountain.
season will commence on September
1. Instead of October 1, and shall continue until November 15th instead of
October 31. In the case of moose and
caribou, bulls over one year old In
Atlln and Omlneca may be taken from
September 1 instead of October 1. The
season closes as before on December
In those portions of Vancouver Island known as the Highlands, North
and South Saanich Dbitrluts .open
season from September 15, 1029, to
October 31, 1029, both dates inclusive.
Further, for tlie purpose of describing tlie Highland District mentione I
in these regulations, the same is hereby defined as follows: 'Starting a
the junction of the Finlayson Arm
Road and the Malahat; thence soutli
along the Malahat and Island Highway to Atkin Road; thence east along
Atkin Road to Thetis Lake; thence
north Thetis Lake Road to Muun' i
Road; thence easterly and southerly
along Munn's Road to Prospect Lake
Road; thence alo:ig Prospect Lake
Road north and cast of the right-of-
way ot the interurban line of the
British Columbia Electric Railway;
thence along the said right-of-way to
Tod Inlet Road to Saanich Arm;
thence following Goldstream Creek
to the Finlayson Arm Road; thence
along the Finlayson Arm Road to tlie
Malahat Highway."
Bag Limits
In respect of big game throughout
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
the province ns defined in the Game
Act, no person shall anywhere in the
Eastern District kill or take or have
In their pososston during the open
season more than two deer, one of
which may be of the female sex; and
in the Western District kill or take
or have in their possession during
1^8 open season mete than three
deer. o:ie of which may be of the
female sox.
Mrs. C. MacDonald and Mrs. Crawford returned on Friday last after
visiting In Vancouver, Victoria and
A deafening report followed by a
groan. The circus hands ran from all
directions. Had a tent stay snapped
or a cage fallen over? Perhaps someone had been shot. A crowd quickly
gathered In a far corner of the tent.
A form lay prostrate and silent on the
ground. The India rubber man had
had a blowout.
So Near and Yet So Far
Errington, April 23.—Quite a large
party of people went up to Englishman's River Falls on Sunday. The
members of the party were Mr. aud
Mrs. David Crawford and Miss Ivy
Crawford, of New Westminster; Captain H. Clifford, Vancouver; Mr. and
Miss Berford, Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs.
Weakfleld and Miss Weakfield, also of
Nanaimo. They spent a most enjoyable day fishing, although they did
not have very good luck. However,
they ended their day in rather an unexpected and thrilling way. At five
o'clock they left the river with the Intention of reaching the road ln good
time but for some reason they got off
the right trail and were forced to
spend the night in the bush together
with a large camp fire. Rain fell in
sheets most of the nights, the visitors
having only the trees for a covering
roof. Shortly after daybreak next
morning they reached their cars and
found they had spent the night within fifty yards of them.
,!>•>;> ~'.f ■
Out of this noisy fo'est of steel derricks will shortly come dignified, order In the shape of a new
»rt seen putting finishing touches to the ItMI. FRIDAY.  APRIL 26, 1829.
It's marvellous how
a little paint can
"ransform a home—
Happiness and good cheer inevitably follow the proper use
of paint. The new B-H book
" Color Harmony in the Home"
opens the way to more beautiful
homes for all. It's so easy to use,
too, for there is a B-H finish to
protect and beautify every conceivable type of surface.
Oar naw booklet
am Color Harmony
■ •nff-i'rij many
aagtaationa for
beautifying tha
horn: Secure a
aopy from your
dealer or writ* di-
Het to tha com-
ajmny at Montreal.
Guaranteed to contain Bran dram'*
Genuine B.B. Whi.e Lead and Pure
White Zinc, combined in the ideal
pro- onions of 70 to 30,forming the
atrongest covering plement known
to science.
Alex. Mc Kinnon
Wm. H. McLellan, Jr.
(Painter & Decorator Recommends and Uses B.-H. Products),
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
83r    PROMPT ATTENTION     *^a
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —
of all descriptions
—    WOOD
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Agent In Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Paints every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows (or lure.  Boats (or charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, (out o( Bidwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.O.
The Delicousness of
Golden brown waffles—tasty, crisp and wholesome. . .
so simple to make with a Waffle Iron such as this
beautiful heavily nickeled, full guaranteed Manning-
Price $14.50
sold by
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
To Keep "Closed" Plumbing "Open"
This Is a H-in. valve for use on domestic hot water supply
systems for relief of damaging pressures caused by ranges
and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters'
Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of
Water and Boiler Inspection.
O. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
j Former  Forest   Reserve  Near
B.C. Boundary to Be
Thrown Open
j Winnipeg. April 22nd.—About 6,000
I homesteads of approximately 1,000,-
i 000 acres in the Grande Prairie dis-
j trict. Peace River, Alberta, and in
j the Peace River Block in British Co-
! lumbia will shortly be thrown open
; for entry,  according  to  information |
Island Boards
To Consider
Courtenay Locals
Congratulations arc extended to
ww j n i. Corporal Robert Matthews upon his
Hyi'aO rOltCy being elevated to the rank of Sergeant.
  Sergeant Matthews is now In charge
Before the water board meets to de- of tlie Yale Police Division with head-
cide on the four applications for use quarters at Ashcroft.
of Campbell River power, the boards ...
of trade of Vancouver Island will The many friends of Mrs. Johnson
shape out a policy on water powers will be pleased to learn that she Is!
to be presented to the board. I getting along very nicely at St. Jos.
J. Montague Bruce, president of the | eph's Hospital after  her operation,
associated boards of trade of the Is
land asks delegates to a meeting at!   M,v Len D- plket motored down to
reaching tlie Colonization Department j Duncan on May 1st, pointing out that;Vlct0rla on Tuesday, returning today.
of  the  Canadian   National   Railways j tne whoel queslion ot OTtcr power „,.
here.   This area includes land form-1 the southcrn „„d wcslern portlon ot
erly held as forestry  reserves lying j Vancouver Island is one of vital in.
between the sixth meridian and the terest.
British Columbia boundary lino and]    victoria,    Courtenay,    Cumberland,
bounded on tho north by the south  Duncan, Esquimau, Malahat, Nanaimo,
line of Township 81 and on the south [ port  Alberni.   Qualicum  Beach.  Sld-
by the Wapiti River.    An additional; ncy, Saanich and Toflno arc members
area will also he surveyed and thrown , 0f the board.
open to honiesteadlng.   It Is expected;    Mr. P. L. Anderton, president of the
that entry may be made for some ot j Courtenay-Comox    Board    of   Trade.'
i these lands by about April 15th.
j Proposed Air
and Mr. C. S. Wood, secretary, nre en-
deavorlng to arrange to attend this
meeting as Courtenay's delegates.
Port Inspected COURTENAY
"Trip From Nanaimo lo Courtenay" To Be Broadcast
Mr. Ernie Mallln, conductor of the
|     Lieut.  Earl  McLeod,  Commanding
I Officer of the Royal Canadian Air
Force at Jericho Beach, was a visitor
In the district yesterday (Wednesday)
coming over from Vancouver primarily to look Into the proposed air port
plans of the Courtenay-Comox Board
of Trade.    He  arrived at noon and
landed on Comox Lake, where he wasjoapltol Theatre Orchestra, Nanaimo,
met by the president and secretary: nnd Vancouver Island representative
of the Board of Trade and brought o! CKWX broadcasting station, of
down to the City Hall at Courtenay, j Vancouver, has been a visitor in town
where he met the committee which durlng tne week and whlle nere „.
has charge of this particular scheme. ranged for tne broridcastlng on Frl
He was then taken down to the Goose idav nlgnt om. CKWX flom nine to
Spit at Comox, which he looked over ten-thirty o'clock of "A Trip from
and pronounced himself as being verylNanalmo to Courtenay... This broad.
pleased with its possibilities as an ex- cast will feature the Forbidden Plat-
cellent landing place. He was then eau and other sccnic attrMtions of
taken back to Comox Lake, leaving tne Coul.teiiav district and those along
there at four o'clock on his return to the road and wlll be inl€rsiJe..Seu wUh
Vancouver. On his return journey he|muslcal selections bv Mr. Mallln and
swooped down over Courtenay and i nis entertainer
gave those who saw him an excellent'
view of his flying boat.
couver by the air route. It was presented to tlie lieutenant by the Board
of Trade.
Incidentally, Lieut. McLeod took
back with him a beautiful specimen
of spring salmon which was freshly
caught by a flsherman in Comox Bay
while the party was inspecting the
Spit, and is no doubt the flrst salmon
to be transported from here to Vancouver by the air route.
Lieut. McLeod is a flier of long experience. The photographs of the
Comox Valley which were recently on
display In the window of the Piket
Electric were taken by him some years
ago. He was also the pilot who took
in a party of fire fighters to Buttles
Lake ln 1021.
A great variety of game—animals,
birds, fishes—ia found In British Columbia. The hunter with ritle or
smoothbore, or angler or troller,
there Is a wide choice, said C. K. Howard, Manager of the Tourist and Convention bureau, Canadian National
Railways. Big game includes moose,
bear, caribou, elk, mountain sheep,
goats and deer. Yearly parties of
big game hunters visit the province
notably the Casslar district and Golden, returning laden with trophies, and
many articles have been written in
the world's magazines to tell hunting
successes. In the coast districts deer,
mountain goat, tear, ami elk are
found; in the southern interior caribou, mountain sheep and goat, mule-
deer, white-tailed deer and bear; in
central interior, caribou, mooae,
mountain sheep and goat; in Peace
River vicinity, moose, caribou, mountain sheep and bear. Grizzly boar are
found In most of tbe mountain regions
and occasionally on the north mainland coast. Among wild animals not
protected might also be mentioned
the timber wolf, coyote, cougar and
In connection with this broadcast
it was hoped to have Mrs. M, B. Tribe
go over to Vancouver as Courtenay's
representative artiste to sing over the
air but she is engaged this week in
connection with the Nanaimo Musical
Festival. However, it is understood
that in the near future Mrs. Tribe will
be heard over CKWX.
All local radio fans are asked to
listen in on Friday night and hear
about the wonders of this trip from
Nanaimo to Courtenay as they are being told to thousands in the outside
Young Ideas At Least
Judging by the way they act, most
middle-aged people must feel younger
than they look.
Dental Surtfeon
Office Cor. or Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Mrs. R. Border of Courtenay visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Woods last
•    •    *
Mr. W. Wood, who was hurt at Camp
3 last week, Is at his parents', Mr. and
Mrs. Wood.
Mr. T. Tame and family motored to
Nanaimo Sunday.
Mr. W. G. Hemming, formerly Forest Ranger at Gulf Islands, hat been
appointed to succeed Mr. C. F. Holmes
as Ranger for the Comox District. He
lias taken up residence at Comox In
tlie house formerly occupied by Mr.
»    •    •
Mr. C. F. Holmes, Forest Ranger at
Nanaimo, was in the district this
week introducing Mr. Hemming Into
his new duties.
Union Bay
Miss Phyllis Street, of Denman Island, spent the week-end in town, the ■
guest of Miss E. Magnone.
Mrs. J. A. McDonald returned home
on Friday after spending a few days
in Powell River, the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Kirkwood.
• *    *
After spending a few days in Vancouver, Mrs. H. Lelthead returned
home on Thursday.
• *    *
Mr. and Mrs. H. Sherburn left for
Vancouver on  Wednesday.
• *    «
Miss L. Macrone, of Hornby Island,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. Harwood.
«    #    *
Another popular whist drive and!
dance will be held in the School Hall
on Friday, April 26th.
• *    •
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Renwick motor. I
ed to Nanaimo over the week-end.
• *    »
The S. S. anadian Observer bunk-1
ered here on Wednesday and sailed'
for San Pedro.
Miss K. Clifford
from Bowser.
has  returned home
A good crowd attended the dance
held in the dance hall last Saturday.
* *    *
Mrs. C. Taylor of Kitty Coleman, has
returned from the hospital.
* *     a
Mr. S. Slade of Courtenay visited at
Merville Sunday.
* *    *
A surprise party for Miss Nina McKenzie was held in the school last
Tuesday. About seventy friends gathered together to wish her bon voyage.
Miss McKenzie, who is leaving this
week for her home in Scotland, waa
presented with a lovely handbag from
her friends, also a fancy apron and
flower from the Ladies' Guild. The
evening was spent in dancing. During
the evening several songs were sung by
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Goodrill. Mr.
Whittiker and Mr. Soulsby 6ang a
couple of duets as well as a number of
other songs by each of these gentlemen.
Mr. Mathers also gave .some good Irish
songs. The speaking for the evening
was done by Mr. Mathers.
Rat,*      ;
Rea'onahlc ;
ItuoniN SU'nm Heated
W. MKIiltlriKLD, Prop.
Fanny Bay
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Simons, ot
Royston, visited Mr. and Mrs. Gus.
Cou'lc on Sunday.
Mr. D. McDonald has none to Kuper
Island and expects lo return next
Mr. and Mrs. T. Baker entertained
a few friends Tuesday night.
We are sorry to hear that Mr. Ren-
nccker Is In the hospital with rheumatism.
Mr. Albert Brambcrg spent the
week-end ln Fanny Bay.
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay             Phone 253
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone HER or 24
Mr. C. Fletcher lclt last Thursday
for Victoria, returning Friday night
with a line Ford coach.
Mrs. Maddock, mother of Mrs. Wesley White, from Oregon, arrived In the
j Valley last Friday night to spend a
'■ few days with her daughter.
•    •    •
i    Mr. J. W. Stalker has been at the
' I. T. Camp most of last week installing
j an electric lighting system ln the superintendent's fine new home.
I *    *    *
!    Herbert Wain left Monday morning
, for Vancouver.
Miss Moncrief! of the Sandwick
School is now residing with Mrs. Geo.
• •    *
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Chalmers of j
Horne Lake spent the week-end with.
Mrs. Harmston. ,
* •    •
Mr. C. Henderson, now of Menzies
Bay, spent the week-end at his home.
* •    •
Mr. King has commenced building
the new residence for Mr. Tom Baker
near the school.
<*    *    •
Miss Phyllis Carwlthen entertained
her young friends on the occasion of
her fifth birthday last Saturday.
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Miss Mary Woodrow la recuperating
at her home after an operation.
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Miss McMurray, accompanied by
Miss Moncrieff, were visitors to Vancouver over the week-end.
The Tsolum High School danco was
very successful, many of the younger
set being there. About $40 was realized toward the athletic club. Mr. Jock
Surgenor made a very capable M.C.
and Messrs. J. Carwlthen, Gordon,
Tedlock, and Edwards rendered very
acceptable dance music.
• •    •
Mr. John Jones, who has been in the
district for two years, is leaving with
his family for Swansea, Wales, early
next week, where he returns to his
old position. Having made many
friends in the district, keen regret Is
felt at their departure.
Campbell River      |
Mrs. Oscar Thulin entertained at al
birthday bridge party on Tuesday ev-
enlng In honor of Mrs. R. Zlegler and [
Mr. James Vanstone. Prizes for bridge
went to ladies' flrst, Miss M. McQuil-l
Ian; consolation, Mrs. James Vanstone; gents' llrst, Mr. J. Vanstone;
consolation, Mr. I. Grant. Among!
those present were Dr. and Mrs. R.
Zlegler, Mr. and Mrs. I. Grant, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Vanstone, Miss M. McQuil-
Ian, Mrs. F. Brown, Mrs. Ziegler, sr.,
and Mr. E. Anderson. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess, in-'
eluding a lovely candle adorned the
birthday cake.
Mr, A. N. Cross returned this week
from a visit to Summerland
Mrs. R Nunn has as her guest her'
mother and sister. Mrs. Taylor and1
Marion, of  New  Westminster.
Mrs. Tuddenham returned last week
from  Vancouver.
Mr. J. Swanson of Sandwlck was aj
visitor here on Sunday.
As the result of hitting a horse on
the Comox Road, belonging to Mr. J.;
McKenzie. on Sunday night. James
Mulr, Jr., appeared in thc police court
on Monday morning charged with
drllvng his car to the common danger.
He pleaded guilty and was fined 110
and cost*. The horse sustained such
Injuries that it had to be shot.
Height of SniupttaliiK
A Scotchman recently Hued a base- ,
ball company becaUBo he was hurt [
while watching a ball game He foil
out of a tree.—Judge.
Next Week's Programme at    a
Monday-Tuesday, April 29-30
Don't miss tills ureut picture screened at historical
West Point.; a background
as colorful as ll Is beautiful and impressing.
She admired then scorned him, yet she could not
forget him —came the
day when she loved, but
—all the elements of exciting screen entertainment cluster in this
forceful drama of West
Point—a picture of exquisite appeal.
Also Serial and News Reel
Wednesday Only, May 1
and how!
Is Chester Conklin funny? You know it! As taxi
driver no. 13 with eleven children—anil a complaining
wife—snared into the desperate doings of an underworld gang—his ancient tuxi peppered with police
bullets—cheated of His $100 tip—his daughter endangered by the bandit sheiks- he steps on the laughing gas—exceeding the laugh limit.
also Comedy and News Reel
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
May 2nd, 3rd and 1th
The Woman
When you've lived through this inspiring romance
with Norma Talmadge—when you've known how it
feels to be the idol of a man's heart one day and be
cast asitle the next—when you've heard the call of
country and sacrifice your love and name that others
might live—when you've found a passion great enough
to even smile al death—
Then—and only (hen—will you know the joy of seeing
Norma Talmndgc's supreme achievement! PACE FOUR
FRIDAY, APRIL 36, 192».
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liy correspondence.
Cancer is an old disease, It is
dpcrfhed in the writings of the ancients which have come down to us.
Only in comparatively recent times
has it been understood that the Various tissues of the body are made up
ni the one type of cell, all coming
from one parent cell. Similarly,
cancer begins In the stomach and
spreads to the liver, the growth in
lho liver will resemble stomach cell.'".
not   liver  cells.
Under normal conditions, the cells
ni' the body divide, grow mature and
die. Al present, we do not know
what controls this process. Apparently when this control is lost or disorganized, growth occurrs which, in
some casest is cancerous or malig-
There are many theories concerning the cause of cancer, which Ih another way of saying that there Is no
satisfactory or generally accepted
theory. Thc disease is not heriditnry
ln most cases, it occurs after some
sort of chronic irritation . This irritation may ibe mechanical and be
produced by broken teeth, teeth which
do not meet properly and have sharp
edges, and by poorly fitting plates.
The irritation may lie due to a chronic inflammation, such as infected teeth
or sinuses, or of the lining of the
uterus. Habitual abuse or the stomach may produce chronic irritation
of that organ. Constipation is probably a factor in cancer of the rectum.
It has not been shown that any
particular type of diet has any in-
tiuence on cancer. Our present knowledge permits us to say that Its prevention lies in the prevention or removal of types of irritation above re-
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Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and lit
Cumberland, B.C.
Any Season
Al I roads seem equally as good
X X 'n any weather when you ride
on big. comfortable Firestone
Gum-Dipped Tires. The jolts and
vibi i ' msdi .appear while thcScien-
tifi. .ii ■'.'. i^'ned Tread gives a sure,
sal hold on wet or slippery roads.
For safety and economy ^
equip your car with S
Fin itone tires. ^
ferred to. By a regular health examination, these sources of infection
may be found snd the need for their
correction pointed out. which is ono
excellent reason why everyone should
he examined regularly by his family
Ai present, our only method of cure
Is by removal or destruction of the
growth, once tl hau developed. If
done early, tills offers a good chance
for cure. Il Is early treatment which,
•i) me,  is  of value.
Keep Things Where They Belong
Having been asked frequently as to
tiie removal of wax from the ears, we
are prompted to write that there Is
considerable truth In the old saying
"Never put anything into your ear
smaller than your elbow." lt Is a
mistake which nmn> mothers make,
that of trying to remove wax from
leep in Ih'eear. If wax does collect
there, and it not freqentl.v does to
ti:e extent of Interfering with hearing.
ii should be removed by n doctor.
Improper means of removal may do
considerable   damage   permanently.
it is into the mouth, however, rather than Into the ear. that so many
i'*ings go which do not belong there,
rood, drink and tooth-brush are the
only objects which should go into
the mouth, although lingers, car-tickets and money are often placed there,
The simple reason why the latter
should not happen is that It is through
the mouth most disease germs enter
the body. Anything which may be
soiled with human secretions should
I be kept out of the mouth, because
such secretions may carry disease
; germs. The car ticket given out by
tiie conductor, frequently with fingers
moistened with saliva aud then h'ari-
died by our hands or gloves which
have touched many things that might
be soiled by saliva or other secretions
should not go into the mouth.
In most cases, there is no actual
danger because disease germs, in gen-
I eral. die quickly outside of the human
body by drying. However, to avoid
' the vein- real danger that does ile in
; this habit it is necessary to develop
j the opposite habit of never placing
■■ in tbe mouth things which are out of
| place there.
It in through the consistent practice of such habits that each one of
! us can do much to ensure protection
I from disease. It may seem to be a
I small thing, hut it is one of the small
I things which have an effect beyond
: what one who did not see their im-
j portance  would expect.
Keep things whore they belong, and
so, keej) disease germs out of the
j The oldest taxicab on wheels—the
i funniest driver--Chester Conklin as
Andy Smith—oven Scotch thrift falls
when fares are few—eleven children
to support—fl spiffy new taxi is needed—hut how? See "TAXI 13" and
learn how a saving Scotch cabby can
even save the day.
Foolish Question
He:  "May  1  kiss you?
She:  "Heavens!  Another amateur!'
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Special family laundry rate.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will receive prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland 150
Well Known Harley Street Doctor Writing in the Fishing Gazette Describes Trip to Campbell River.
Dr. Lewis Smith, of London, England, who wns a visitor to these parts
last summer, describes in the Fish- i
ing Gazette, publishjed in England,
how he became a member of the famous Tyee club of Campbell River.
Dr. Smith says:
"There was but Tour days before
me. and I was due to leave," ho writes
"Then my link changed. It was *
bright, sunny aftornon. about 4
o'clock when I felt a sudden heavy
tug on my line and struck hard as
one must .io with these big Tyees.
"'Like n Hash he wns awny and the
line was belli? 'oni off my reel at
break-neck speed, After that I don't
remember rer.. much of what exactly
happened 1 know I sat down with
lhe rod well up and as the good reel
s:mg and one fell the surprising power
ot' the racing fish, 1 knew again the
joy of fight which conies all too seldom hi Mono dull days; the feel that
a King fish ami 1 had had come to
erips a id thai one of us was doomed
ami no quarter was possible! My
tackle was good enough for anything
and 1 played him bard. I can recall
some of his wild rushes and sickening
jags, and I could have screamed when
he tore fifty yards along tho surface
a: upteem m.p.h, in a flurry of foam.
"I remember how- be 'sounded' till
I thought lie would never stop and
tlie hoop my stout rod made till my
heart misgave me and I had to hand
off line. Ana 'hen . . I was almost
surprised to tind him showing his
silvery side and knew tho fight wa3
over . . . and Joe had gaffed him into
the boat and we two were shaking
hinds. He was a short, thick, well-
cbhdltloned beauty, silver bright with
sea Ice showing. A small head, no
beak and a grand tail, thirty and a
half pounds; not a big flsh as Tyees
go, but his thirty pounds entitled
him to a position of respectability Id
the Tyee world, aud made me a member of the Tyee Club and permitted
me now and evermore to wear the
brone button."
The doctor described the battle
with thc fish he caught the next morning which won him thc silver button
and then that on tbe following day
which made him Tyee man.
Tlie I'rlze
"Ye Gods, whal a light he put up,"
he says. "First a straight, furious
rush; 120, 130, 140 yards at breakneck speed as though he would never
stop with my searing fingers on the
spool anil hand over reel-rim In a
feeble attempt to slow him down.
Then a sudden doubie-back towards
tho bbal while o:ie reeled in madly
and prayed to save a slack line. Off
again like a flash, tliis time on the
surface with glimpses of brown and
silver as be almost circled the boat
in a smash of white foam. Then down
to tie very depths with the good rod
bending almost, double and horrid
visions of a break. Up again and
away in another series of mud dashes
ami rushes at top speed, 'till one's
cramped fingers and aching arms
were almost unbearable. Always my
luck held. Hy some miracle the
dreaded overrun i'orebore and gradually his rushes, grew shorter and
slower, till at lasi I saw the sheen
of his mighty side aad knew he was
beaten. And thus, after the tensest
thirty minutes of my fishing career,
he lay in the bottom of the boat, a
monster of a fish. 63^1 pounds of
bright silver, the heaviest, handsomest salmon 1 ever saw. Verily It Is
better to be lucky than rich."
The sixth dinner of Courtenay St.
George's Society was held in the Elk
Hotel, Comox, on Tuesday night, in
commemoration of the anniversary of
the slaying of the dragon by St.'
George, the birth of Will Shakespeare,;
the Battle of Zeebrugge, the Battle of
St. Julien and, Incidentally, the death
of Shakespeare. So popular has this
annual event become that the tickets
were sold out early and many were
disappointed In not being able to attend.
The president of the Society, Mr.
Theed Pearse, welcomed the guests and
took occasion of reminding those present of the forthcoming visit of the
Players' Club of the University of
British Columbia.
Grace was then said by the Rev. G.
L. Bourdillon and an excellent typical
old English dinner of Roast Beef and
Yorkshire Pudding, Vegetables, Plum
Pudding, Pies and Cream. Jellies, etc.,
was heartily enjoyed, after which a
delightful programme of toasts and
musical numbers was given.
The toastmaster, Lieut.-Col. C. W.
Vi liters, regretted the absence of the
senior English residents of the district,
to whom special invitations had been
sent. He asked Mr. E. Felix Thomas,
the secretary, to write to these English
pioneers, Mrs. F. M. Cllffe, of Comox,
Mr. H. E. Bayly, of Happy Valley, and
Mr. William Beech, ot Grantham, expressing the sentiments of the gath- j
; ering and assuring them that they j
were not forgotten.
A feature of the programme was the j
community singing of old English
The King, with musical honors.
"Canada," Mr. Ben Hughes, respon-;
ded to by Dr. G. K. MacNaughton, M.
L.A. "O Canada," sung by the com-1
.'"/ Ify Firesloncs for your
new cm or, if you need new
tires se< youi local I'ireslime
Dec '■")-.
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** Build* tb* Only
60 telephones
put out
of order by
The   heuvj   snowfall   »i
Hiinduj night nnd Monday
morning, April 7 and \
struck n blew nl telephone
service In Greater Vancouver, slxlv (deplumes being
put out at order on the
( Monday ns » result.
In nil cases tlu> cause of
the trouble was the same,
"drop"   v, Ires  being'  borne
■ down by the weight of the
I -now on them.    Over half
the trouble was In the Buy-
view iirett where the snow-
full wus heaviest.
Mn lute nn nee men worked
hard all day remedying the
trouble, and had ull telephones restored to order by
"The Canadian," a recitation by Miss
Lynn Hilton.
"The Empire," proposed by Mr. Jno.
Inglis and responded to by Rev. E. O.  •
Robathan. ' !
| Toast ln memory of those who died ;
for England and the Empire in the j
Great War—silent and standing. i ;
| Mr. B. Harvey then sang "Our Eng_ ■
_ land." :
j The Rev. J. H. Hobbins and Mr. G. j
'h. Harwood, of Union Bay, then sang ;
"The Old Countree." j
The toast of "England" was pro- I
posed by the Rev. H. M. Ellis of Co- j
mox and the reply was given by Mr. '.
G. W. Stubbs. Tills was followed by j
the singing of "Land of Hope and j
Glory." i :
The toast to "The Ladies" was given j
by Mr. Sid Williams and responded to ;
by Mrs. Victor Hall. !
Mr. H. S. Baker sang "Down on the ,
Devonshire Farm." >
An Item under the heading of "Mem- :
ories," included solos and duets, and '
was assisted by a choral group com- ;
posed of Mesdames B. Harvey, M. B. I \
Tribe. J. Hornby, B. Hughes, G. B. i
Capes, in period costume, and Messrs. | ;
B. Harvey, V. Bayly, Edwin Bayly,! j
Felix Thomas, Rev. G. L. Bourdillon, ;
J. H. Macintyre, with Mr. Horace Nel- j !
son a very able accompanist. j
Duet: "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden," Mr.l !
Mr. Maclntyre and Mrs. Tribe. I ;
Solo: "Stonecracker John," by Mr. j j
Vincent Bayly. ;
Trio: "Capital Ship," by Messrs. Ed- ■
win Bayly, Rev. G. L. Bourdlllon and !
J, H. Macintyre. j
Solo: "Cherry Ripe," Mrs. B. Hughes: j
Song:  "Somerset," Rev. Bourdillon. j ;
"Auld Lang Syne," and "God Save j
the King." ;
For service on main line trains tho
Canadian National Railways are constructing thirteen radio equipped
buffet-parlor cars with sun room
ends. The solarium—as the glass-In
section is called--replaces the old observation end. Vita glass Is used as
It transmits mor warmth, from four
or live per cent more visible light and
up to 75 per cent of the vital ultra
violet rays which ordinary glass shuts
out entirely. The size of lhe windows
hau been designed to allow the paa-
Botiger to see as much of the passing
scenery as if tiie end was open.
Mount Robson Summit Camp at
Berg Luke lu .Mount Itobson Park,
British Columbia will bo In operation
again this summer according to an
announcement made recently by officials of the Passenger Department of
Berg lake which Ilea on the north side
of Mount Uol'son, the highest peak in
Lhe Canadian Rockies. Tiie lake is
j i.amcd from the fact that It ia almost
continually covered with Ice which
flows fro rathe Tumbling Glacier.
T!i« bungalows which form this
camp are located almost at the Alberta and British Columbia boundary
and they form n splendid headquarters, both for hikers and for horseback riders.
Wednesday, May the 1st, 1929
The 3-Act Comedy Drama
The Path across the Hill
under the auspices of the
Young People's Society of United Church
SAMUEL, CRAWFORD—Grandpn  Mr.  D.  MacLean
RUTH CONRAD (Bobble)   Miss Allison Mann
WALTER CONRAD (Ruth's brother)  Mr. J. Auchterlonle
FLO GRAY (RuUl's cousin)  Miss Pearl Hunden
MRS. DAVIS (Grandma)   Mrs. H. B. Conrad
DR. J1M.M1E REID (with ambition)  Mr. cliff Horwood
LUTIE (neighbor)   Miss Beth Horbury
ROBT. POST (visitor)   Mr. George Brown
ZUZU (cook)   Miss Ellen Hunden
choice)   Mr. A. Henderson
Time—the present
ACT 1.—Living room, Ruth Conrad's home ln an enstern village.
ACT 2.—The same scenes—two weeks later than Act 1.
ACT 3.—The same scenes—one week later than Act 2.
Doors Open at 7:30. Commences at 8
Adults 50c. —Admission— Children 25c.
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Jel-Jel Jelly Powders, assorted flavors, 4 pkgs.   30c
2-tb. Jars Orange Marmalade, each 45<*
2-tb. Jars Raspberry Jam, each 55«>
2-tb. Jars Black Currant Jam, each   55«JJ
4-tb. Tins Royal City Peach Jam, each  65<>
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Service and Quality
London's gayest night life is the setting for
this laugh sensation! A hen-pecked husband
steps out, and meets amazing adventure, with
the greatest wind-up of mirth and action
you've ever seen!
Remember "Charley's Aunt?" Syd. Chaplin
is even funnier in this one!
The Gay
of a
Sydney Chaplin
5 5
Also No. 5 of
in a two-reel
comedy FWOAT, APRIL SB,  1929
Follow the Crowd to
Big 24th
Of May
Monster Parade with
valuable prizes
Watch for further announcements
Crowning of the May
Queen immediately
after the Parade
Sports for Young and
Purchase Of
Public Utility
iContfnued from page 1
! Scarcity Of
Trained Men
For Airships
tee reported a clean bill of health and
reports from the water committee,
light committee and fire wardens intimated that everything was satls-
! facctory.
In the matter of unfinished business
the city clerk reported that since the
last meeting of the council he had
been notified by the firm in Portland,
Ore., that tlie traffic signals required
by the city were now being manufactured in Vancouver and could be obtained cheaper, also the duty would
be saved. The clerk was instructed
Ito order the number of signals an
I lirst intended, but to be got from Van
couver firm.
Tlie Trades Licence by-law No. 79
and Pool Uoom by-law No. 80 were
given Until reading and. passed.
Tho general rate by-law No. SI and
school rate by-laws No. 82 and S3
were read for the first, second and
third times.
On behalf of the chairman of tho
finance committee, Mr. B. W. Blckle,
of the 24lb of May celebration committee, Alderman Parnham applied
for a donation from the city towards
the annual celebration. The usual
amount of $150.00 was voted without j
a dissenting voice.
Mr. Mumford. on behalf of the citizens committee extended an invitation
to the council to be present at u banquet in the Union Hotel ou Friday,
May the 3rd.
Taking up the matter of proceeding
with the purchase of tOhe Cumberland Electric Lighting Company, Alderman Parnham asked the Mayor
and other members or the council, if
they were still of the same mind, after
hearing the words and advice given
by Mr. McDermid. Without any comment at all the council decided to go
ahead with the purchase and instructed the city clerk to notify Mr. McDermid to proceed with the preparation of the by-law to he placed before
the ratepayers for the purchase of
the Electric Light Company's assets.
New British  Airships, Largest
in World, and Not Enough
Men to Work Them
Cumberland,  B.C.,
April   25th,   1929.
The Editor,
Cumberland   Islander.
Dear Sir:
As one of a crowded house at the
llo-llo Theatre on Thursday evening
may I, through your columns, be permitted to express my own and the
apreclatiou of others at tlie excellence
of the entertainment given by the
Cumberland school children, especially the chief number 'AH I3aba and tho
Forty Thieves". It was an ambitious
programme In every way. and the
greatest credit is due to Mr. G. K.
Apps, Mr. H. E. Murray and othen
who have given of their spare time
and energy to train tliose who took
part In it. The pupils of the Cumberland Public and High Schools are
fortunate in having a staff of teacher*
who will give up su much of their
spare time in this way, and the preparation for this excellent entertainment must have demanded a great
deal of patience and practice on the
part of all. A word of congratulation In our local press therefore does
not come amiss, and with It is coupled
the hope tbat at some future date we
may again see the Cumberland school
children taking part in an even more
ambitious programme. Good 'uck to
Thanking you,  I  am,
Yours truly,
His Initial Vehicle Is Fine Film,
"Dress Parade"
William Boyd, whose outstanding
work iu such pictures as "The Volga
Boatman", and ''The Road to Yesterday" raised him high In the popularity of the public, is (ho latest Cecil
B. DeMllle player to be rewarded with
the signal honor of stardom.
Boyd's stellar debut Is made In
"Dress Pnrade," an original story by
Major Robert Qlassburn and Alexander Chilton of West Point, which
was filmed on an elaborate scale ou
the actual scenes of the story, tl will
be on view ut the Ilo-Ilo this Monday
and Tuesday.
B.C/. Renowned
For It's Game
Fish Species
Game fishes found In British Columbia include two species of salmon,
several of trout ,arllc grayling, char,
none which are Indigenous to Eastern Canada or United States, according to reports reaching the Tourist
and Convention bureau of the Canadian National Railways, Five species
of salmon frequent tidal and fresh
waters, the "spring" taking the troll
and "steelhead" rising to a Hy; the
other species refusing a lure und aro
taken commercially In nets and traps.
The trout Include all recognized varieties of tbe Pacific Coast. They arc
found In tho streams and great and
small lakes of the province. Tbe
steelhead more closely resemble the
Balmon of Europe nnd Eastern part
of Canada than any other fish on the
Pacific slope.
London—the new British airships,
the largest yet constructed In the
world are expected to make their first
flying trials in May or June, and one
of the problems associated with them
is the recruitment of skilled crews,
says the Times aeronautical writer.
Since the new mooring masta at
Cardlngtou was tested in licit! and the
R-I!:) returned to Putnam to be broken
up. there has been no opportunity for
any practical training in the air. At
present there is a sufficiency or trained men from the old airships to ensure a tull cr«w for one of the new
ships fur two watches of eight hours,
but so far there are not enough trained men to provide three watches.
wbich would be essential for any long
flights. The new ships will require a
crow of just under forty men. nnd as I
there will be no need for both ships I
to be In the air at the start opportun-
lty will he given when the lirst fly-
Ing trails take place to give air ex-j
parlance to the new men who are in
process of training.
Major G. F. Scott as the officer in
charge of flying and training, will not
definitely command any one ship, and
It Is considered probable that Squadron-Leader It. S. Booth, who was the I
senior officer aboard tho R-33 when
she   broke  away   from   the  Pulham \
mast In  1925, and Flight-Lieutenant j
H. C. Irwin, will be the actual commanders of the 5,000,000,000 cubic feet
capacity ships when they are both in i
commission.    Major   Scott,   however.'
will, it is expected take command of .
the R-100 on her llrst flight, for once
she  leaves  the shed  of tbe Airship i
Guarantee Company at Howden she i
must be brought down to the Royal
Airship Works at Carding!on for her
Lengthy Training
The home trials ot the two ships
and the requisite training of full
watch crews must necessarily occupy
some months, so that no date can yet
be assigned to the first Empire cruise
but thc first Imperial flights of the
state airship will be made along the
route to the mooring mast at Isniallla
In Egypt ami then on to the similar
mast at Karachi where there is also a
shed for dry docking purposes. A very
careful study is in progress of the
meteorological conditions on the future Empire airship routes, and lt U
a curious instance of how modern developments revive old methods that
"the roaring forties" of the old windjammer days will now play an important pari In the calculations of the future airship commanders. Tbe winds
used by the old sailing captlaus will
become the handmaids, of the controllers uf the newer craft, tor by flying
to Australia via the Cape, these westerly winds will enable a high speed
to be maintained from Cape Town io
Perlh. and on the return Journey, the
old southeast trades, ignored by the
steamers, will help to blow the airship homo by keeping to a more
northerly course. But unlike the old
clippers, which were entirely dependent upon tbe wind, the airship when
necessary can rise superior to them
by opening up all her engines to full
power. Another favorable factor Is
that the colonization of the Empire
was largely governed by the sailing
ship routes, aud. therefore, pi culling
winds are in most cases suitable for
airships on their Empire journeys.
After    a    longabsonce    from    tho
screen, Sydney Chaplin returns In u
hilarious   English   comedy   "Skirts." i
released  through   Metro-G o 1 d w y u -1
Mayer, and coming to the llo-llo this
Friday and Saturday.
In most of Mr. Chaplin's successes
since ills memorable 'Charleys' Aunt',
in which the action centered about j
bis Impersonating a midle-aged wo-!
man. the star has heen given roles \
In which he has to wear female ha- j
bllnients during at least some parts
Of tne action.
This he does lu "Skirts'' ton, though '
his female Impersonation to this film
lakes up a minor part In the action
of the play. The story centers about
a young bridegroom who Is left alone
when hie bride's mother takes her
daughter off with her to London, and
the resulting complications which
ensue when he and Ills friend, nlao a
momentary "widower." determine to
go off for a good tlmo.
Much «f the hilarious comedy takes
place in a popular London cabaret
where the two "free souls" Immediately  betake   themselves   as   soon   as
I they  find  themselves "wifeless."
In the cast with Mr. Chaplin ar>
; Betty Balfour, Nancy lllgg, Annie
Esmond. Kdniond Breori, Diana Wilson,    Clifford   McLaglen   and   Enid
! Stamp Taywor.
/The film is based on a former
stage success "A  Little Bit of Fluff."
1st Politician: I don't like anyone
who uses the hammer all the time.
2nd One: Didn't you say you want-'
ed me to help you keep your platform
will be held in the
Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall
Friday, May 24th
Top off a good day by attending   I
the Dance \
-* * *_
Absolutely Free and No
Quality Meats
Tho very best <|iiality meats only are handled by us—
tasty, delicious, always fresh and tender.
Build Your Meal Around a Meat Dish.
Wilcock & Co. Ltd
Phone 6G
Deliveries Daily
  -  ..'•■■*.  -4i—- " ■
SPS&ff.-i ■*.
Follows Ilcr Nose.
In good shape?
A bow rudder Is a unlquo feature
in the equipment of the Princess
Norah, latest addition to thc fleet
of thc British Columbia Constol
Steamships of the Canadian Pacific
Railway. This facilitates the control   of   the   vessel   III   tho   narrow
channels in Pacific coastal waters
and between Vancouver Island and
the mainland linking the porta of
Vancouver,   Victoria,  and   Seattle.
The Princess is shown bore in dry-
dock, her bow rudder being plainly
visible. On her initial voyage up
the coast she curried it distinguished company, Including Their
Excellencies the Governor General
and Lady Willingdon, Hon, Randolph Bruce, Lieutenant Governor
of British Columbia, and his niece
Miss Helen Mackenzie, and prominent residents of the Pacific coast. PAGE SIX
FRIDAY.  APIUL 86, 1989.
New Dresses
We have just received another shipment of Ladies'
Dresses from the Eastern markets, and have a nice
selection of smart, stylish frocks, the sizes are 16 to
44. These dresses are made from Georgette and Crepe-
de-Chene with all the new frills and ruffles that my
lady demands for the present styles, they will give
every satisfaction and the prices are very reasonable.
Priced from $11.50 to $21.50.
-•-%- «•-$-*-
We are carrying many new lines in Corselettes, tashion
in that line changing like the many other lines my
Lady demands and in the Dominion Corset Co.'s lines
we feel sine you will not be disappointed, they have
always been lo the fore with the requisite garment, we
have a goodly assortment of Corselettes and Corsets,
ranging from $1.00 to $5.95. We carry a special line
for the woman who requires a large size.
Cumberland Personals
I    .Mr,  Hutchinson returned on Wednesday from Nanaimo where he has
j been visiting his daughter Mrs. G. A.
' Fletcher.
j Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Robertson and
| daughter spent the week end In Na-
, naimo,
. . .
: j    Mrs.   J.   Patterson   and   daughter,
j Marion returned to Powell River on
| Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton motored
on Wednesday to Nanaimo where the
doctor had business with medical association.
*   •   *
Mr. Bround ot the Provincial Government office staff left for Victoria
this morning on departmental business.
Mrs. Hill and Mrs. J. Bond were the
conveners for a surprise party held
at the home of Mrs. W. Marshall, who
Mr. and Mrs. S. Davis and Cyril and 11? ieavil*8 shortly to reside In Naual-
M:s. R. p. Brown motored to Nana!- !mo- The guests played several hands
mo on Thursday to attend the Music-!01" whlat. the prize winners being Mrs.
al Festival, where Cyril competed |*  Gear flrst; and Mrs. A. Brown, con-
,   the pianist class under sixteen years
' I of age.
Men! Get a
New Hat-but
let it be a
Mrs. II. I). Brown entertained at a
p rt> at her home on Friday evening
li. honour ot Mrs. S. Davis' birthday.
eolation. An amusing guessing con*
test caused a great deal of excitement
Mrs. M. Brown and Mrs. Quinn cap-
luring the prizes, ltetreshments were
then served. Much to the enjoyment
of all  present several musical num-
The evening was spent in cards and   ]if,ri* W«H> given by Miss B. Gear at
Tor Mm
Bui ., j!....... Hmt.l,","**. tHrifKQm.
Sutherland's Dry Good Store
^:>:,:-v ■'. . ; r^^^-i^^^^^^^PPf^
§§ No other breads ever quite satisfy when one has 3
0 made a practice of eating §=
1       MANN'S   BREAD 1
= There's a  flavor, a wholesomeness, and a sense of B
| satisfaction in our bread that leaves a lingering ||
s for more of the same kind. gs
= Saturday Specials s
1      MANN'S BAKERY 1
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, Ii. C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair out any stylo 35c
Ladies'  hair  cut any  style  50c
The fortnightly whist drive was held
at the Grantham Community Hall last
night. There was a large crowd present, twenty-four tables being played.
The winners were as follows: Ladies'
flrst, Mrs. Parkin; second, Miss Wood-
hus; consolation, Mrs. Smith. Gentlemen, flrst, Mr. D. T. Steel; second,
Mr. Bob Woods: consolation, Mr.
guinea, the winners ror whlst being
Mrs. Covert, first; Mrs. McNeil, second and consolation Mrs. Coe. After
a great deal of puzzling aud fun the
guessing contest was won by Mrs.
Bond, first and Mrs. Herd second.
Dainty refreshments were served, 'he
Misses Annie Brown and Viola Reese
assisting. The ladies present presented Mrs. Davis with a lovely personal gift, wishing her many happy
returns of the day, Those present
included Mesdames F. Bond, J. Bond,
Cnc, Covert, Bell, Jackson, McNeil,
H. Saunders, Marocchi, Davis, Morgan. S. Miller, Whitehouse, J. Davis,
Devoy, Monks, and R. D. Brown.
* •    •
Have your piano tuned next week
by R. W. Booth, Nanaimo's leading
piano tuner, the musician's favorite.
* *    »
Mr, J. Sweeney, of Powell River,
mil a well known amateur boxer, arrived in town on Sunday.
* •      a
Mrs. Jack McMillan, of Cadomin,
Alta., arrived In town on Wednesday
on a visit to her father Mr. McKenzle.
* *    •
Miss Nina McKee and Mr. J. Beat-
lie, who have been the guests of Miss
McKee's sister. Mrs. W. Woods, left
on Wednesday for Vancouver. Mr.
Beattie will go to Montreal, whilst
Miss McKee will return to her home
in Banfield.
5 tbs. for
3 tbs. of Pork ....)
2 lbs. of Spinach)
2 tbs. of Apples)
2 tbs. of Spinach) d»-|   AA
Tin'   .Modern   A(t«
<liir: Thp   folks)   acl'088   Ihe   Htreet
. must bo away.   They have no ligtita.
j    UaKe: No, their daughter Ih having
I a party.
f—• I   ,&ia.
.' -, .i £.'■«;«'
Yes, air, len gallons of Ethyl. . . .any oil?. . . .Air
in .   n tin .We're eager t<> Ull your tank with
po I, .! nn-liring liquid power, and to give that
courti : service  thai   makes  motoring a
pleasure to our patrmis.
Imperial Product's only handled here
Your car Oiled and Greased for $1.25.
Cumberland Motor Works
We Stock Dominion Tires
per 100 	
The Dairy
Phone 98
Heavy Breed
Day Old
18  for $ 3.00
100  for $16.00
Wedeene  Poultry  Farm
the piano and Mtsfl I. Herd singing.
Mrs. Marshall wan the delighted und
very much surprised recipient of a
lovely bedroom set. presented by Mr*,
Covert on behalf of those present.
Mrs. Covert remarked how sorry they
wore to lose Mrs. Marshall and wished ber every happiness In her new
home. '
Mr. T. Lewis, or Nanaimo and party
from the choir of tbe First United
Church, Nanaimo, will have charge
of the musical service at Cumberland
United Church on Sunday, May the
Mr. Robert Watt journeyed to Lu
dysmith this morning to spend the
week  ond.
a     a     a
Mr. William Muir left on Friday
to spend (he week end in Ladysmlth.
«        *        0
Mrs. L. Sweet tnee Bessie Bates*
arlrved from San Pedro California to
visit Mr. and Mrs. T. Bates.
* *     •
Mr. Stan Mounce, who left here
some months ago for Princeton, has
returned to the city and will again
join the staff at Campbell's departmental store.
Mr. William Marshall, local representative for the Metropolitan Insurance
Company has received word of his
transfer to N'anaimo. "Bill" Marshall
has been in the district for a number
of years and is very popular and
well-liked. Ills many friends throughout the district will he sorry to hear
he is moving to the hub city,
* ♦    *
Mr. Malcolm Eliot, of Victoria, arrived In Cumberland on Monday and
has accepted a position as pharmacist
at Lang's Drug Store.
Miss Annie Beveridge was hostess
■it -a "500" drive on Tuesday last at
her home. Miss Beatrice Cavallero
won the flrst prize and Mary Qozzano
won the second prize; consolation,
Emma Pickettl. Miss Beveridge served dainty refreshments after the
cards, assisted by Josephine Freeburn. Those present were the Misses
Mary Clarke, Dorothy Gordon, Edna
Conrod, Josephine Freeburn, Mary
Oozzano,   Beatrice   Cavallero.
•      •      4
Big Moose Carnival Dance, Imperial Pavilion. Royston, May the 24th.
Best of music and a real good time
assured.   Make a note of the date.
* • *    •
Murine Item
What did the seasick man say when
you asked him if you could bring him
anything else?
He said, "'bring me an Island."
(Continued from Page One)
Mr. R. W. Booth
Piano Tuner and Repairer
Nanaimo's leading piano
tuner, will visit Cumberland next week. All those
wishing to have their pianos tuned, regulated or
repaired are requested to
leave orders at
Lang's Drug Store
All wor guaranteed.
and for their most kind words. He
assured (Inmall that no matter where
ho and Mrs. Graham might be in flits they would nlways think kindly
of their friends of the ambulance as-
Dr. E. K. Hicks on being called upon to say a few words said ho was
at a disadvantage, he had not come
there that evening with the expectation of having to do any talking. He
ongratulflted (be winning teams ou
their recent successes and said that tn
lhe seventeen years since the contests
had heen held this was the first year
j hn hat) heen called upon to make up
Ithe examination papers.   He aproach-
| ed lis! task he said with a great deal ]
I of fear, hut he sincerely hoped tha j
trams had not found the problems toe-
hard, he corrobrated al Ithat Mr. Tay-
lor had said with regard to the pend-
Ing departure of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas |
Graham and hoped that In their new
home   they   would   enjoy   prosperity
continued good health.
Mr.   Thomas   II.   Jackson,   district
mine Inspector nlso briefly spoke, saying he was pleased at tbe success of
the Cumberland teams In the recent
! eon tests.     Me   reminded   the   guests
i that it was Mr. Graham, who many,
| many years ago had first Introduced
| him to flrst aid work.
I    Refreshments were then served and
I Mrs. McAdam of Cadomin. Alta., rend-
j ered two well known solos, being ac-
i companlod at  the piano by Mrs. W.
Bride Elect
Well Showered
Mrs. Tom Baird and Miss B. Baird
were joint hostesses at a miscellaneous surprise shower last Monday
night, in honor of Mrs. Mary Deconlnk, whose marriage to Mr. William
Morrison will take place on Saturday. The shower was held at tho
home of Mrs. Thompson, mother of
the bride-elect.
The first part of the evening was
spent in playing whilst Mrs. S. Cameron  winning the  first prize which
was   a   lovely   bread   plate,   Mrs.  T.
Carney second prize and Mrs. T. Armstrong, consolation prize.    After thc j
cards, little Miss Bessie Carney aud !
Roslna Deconlnk entertained  with a !
couple of dance number in the nature j
of the Irish Jig and Charleston, and 1
several entertaining songs wore Bi.'- I
en by Bessie Carney, Rosina Decon- ]
Ink nnd Lizzie Baird.
During  the  game  of  blind   man's
buff, Rita Baird. Quaintly dressed In
a suit of green velvet to represent .\;
groom and Bessie Carney dressed In
a snow white bridal costume, presented Mrs. Deconlnk with thc gifts In a '
beautifully   decorated    basket    filled \
to overflowing.    After the excitement :
of opening and examining each parcel,,
the refreshemnts were served by Mrs. j
Thompson assisted by Miss P. Thnmp-1
son, Miss B. Baird and Mrs. T. Baird ■
from a table in the centre of which a
bowl of white and mauve hyacinths
formed the only decoration.
Those present   included  the Misses
B. Baird, Roslna Deconlnk. Wardena
Thompsan, Marie Hunt and Mesdames
T.   Baird,  J.   Baird.   T.   Carney,   W.
Hutchinson, W. M. Brown, K. Weir. I
James Stockhand, R. Young, A. Lock-,
hart, W. Williams, J. Logan, J. Irvln,
"Granny" McMillan. D. M. Tweedhopa :
T.  Conn.  S.  Cameron,  J.  Peters.  W.
Potter, T. Armstrong, J. Sta:it, Beveridge   Sr..   High,  J.   Thompson   .an 1
Specials for the Week End
Neilson's Chocolate Mixture, per bag 10c and 20c
Sweet Picking Mixture, per bag   25c
Just arrived, special shipment of Three Flowers Toilet
Articles, including:
Three Flowers Vanishing Cream  $ .60
"       Cleansing Cream  60
"       Face Powder   1.00
"       Rouge  50
Compact Refills  60
"      Brilliantine (solid)  75
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
To Mr. and Mrs. Sydney H. Marriott, of Sandwlck, on April 24th at
St. Joseph's Hospital, a daughter.
Giving Himself Tp
Offlsher, you'd better lock me up.
Jush hit my wife over thc head wish i
a club.''
"Did you kill her?"
"Don't think sho. Thash why I
want to be locked up."—America s
Co Boat on Th*
Continental Limited
9.M)p.m. daily-front Vancouver
Palatini Steamers at fi p.m. every
Monday and Thursday from
Vancouver for Prince Rupert,
Anyox and Stewart.
ALL the comforts und
personal service of a
luxurious home. Tn: ■ncd
attendants respond to
every call. Your comfort
Is their first duty. Radio
service in Observation
Cars. For sheer relax*
ation, travel Cnnadiuii
Complete detail* cf various
Old Country Tottrs.
E. W. Blckle, A pent
'Phone 35, Cumberland, B.C.
or write C. F. Earle, D.P.A.,
Victoria, B.C.
(anadian Motional
A home cooking sale will be held
In the store next to the Ro.. al Bank
on Saturday, April 27th, commencing
at 10 a.m., under auspices of the ladles' aid of the Cumberland United
Church. It
Spring Bull) Show
Don't forget to reserve the 1st. May
to vialt the Show ate omox and see
the first flowers of the season. Mal;-.*
your entries at once to Mr. Iiewell,
Mr. Pelix Thomas, or the Secretary,
C. W. Leedah. it
LOST—A Silver Compact on Wednesday evening In the Anglican Hall.
Please return to Islander Office.
Valued as a present. lt
FOR SALE—Leghorn Cockerels, $1.00 '
dozen;  |7.00 a hundred, delivered. |
Rossiter, Nob Hill Orchard. 2t
FOB SALE—Cut Flowers and Sprays.
Apply Mrs. M. E. Monks, Minto,
R.R. No. 1. tf
you bet
we have it
Everything fine and fresh. . . we'll rush it right over.
Promptitude and choice appeal combineto make this
your logical headquarters for high-grade food stuffs.
Phone your order to 71.
"If you get U at Mumford's—It's good."
Children's Fancy Dress Ball will by
held In the Ilo-Ilo Hall on Friday,
May the 31st, under auspices of the
Women's Benefit Association of Cumberland. Full particulars will bo announced later. t.f.
Mr, Jas. Goard, ot Goard Bros.
Piano tuners of Vancouver, will be
In the district on or about May 1st.
Tunings or repairs will be promp'ly
attended to by phoning 247 Courtenay,
MrB.  Percy Sadler. 15-17
WANTED—Urge Quantity Cedar
Poles, all sizes and lengths. Quote
best prices f.o.b. cars shipping point.
Advise quantities can supply and
when can ship. Spot ensh. Nelder-
mever-Mnrtln Lumber Co., Spalding
Bldg.,  Portland,  Oregon. 16-17
Summer Outings. ..
are more delightful still when the food is just right.
Sandwiches, of course, are the main stay of the picnic
basket—and sandwiches are never so tempting as
when they aro made of our delicious cooked meats.
City Meat Market
"The Store That Appreciates Your Patronage"
Phone 66
j    A  Jolly  dance  followed  to music
supplied by Mrs. Hudson's orchestra' day of April, 1929.
Comox  Electoral  District
I shall, on MONDAY the 20th day of
i May, 1929, at the hour of ten o'clock
, in the .forenoon, at the Courthouse in
; the City of Cumberland, hold a slttiug
I of the Court of Revision for tbe pur-
I pose of revising the list of voters for
, the said electoral district, and of hear-
j Ing and determining any and all ob-
I jections to the retention of any name
j on the said list, or to the registration
i as a voter of any applicant for regla-
' tratlon; and for the other purposes
1 Bet forth ln the "Provincial Elections
| Act".
'    Dated at Cumberland, B.C. thli 18th
| composed of Mrs. Hudson and Mes-
I Bra. Lockner, Trehearn and John Ban-'
] nerman. 16-19
Registrar of Voters.
Comox Electoral District.


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