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Array Keep October 19 and 20
Open—and visit the
Ilo Ilo Theatre
land Islander
Clearest Fight Pictures
of all time coining
to Ilo Ilo Theatre
With which ii «MiolM»ted th* Cumberland News.
Paper Dance
Big Success
On Friday evening last the Anglican
Hall was the scene of a very pretty I Company  to  make necessary altera-
With TheThtee"C's"
The Cumberland Cricket Club held
n meeting on Monday evening last and
decided to commence work at once
on the "Y" grounds, permission having been obtained from the Colliery
paper dress dance, held under the
auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of
Holy Trinity Church. The hall was
most prettily decorated with autumn
leaves and these, together with the
many colored novelty costumes, made i
a delightful picture.
There were many types of costume,
the greater number being evening
gowns, and it was really astonishing
that such beautiful dresses could be
made out ot paper. Many went to the
dance representing some character.
Among those noticed of the latter
were a Herald, Corn-Cob, Bo-Peep,
Chance, 1867 Dandy, Chinese Woman
■and others, which costumes were of
•great credit to the makers, and gave
Refreshments were served during
a picturesque air to the festivity,
the evening. Mention should be made
of tbe orchestra, composed of Mrs. L.
H. Finch, pianist. Mr. Jackson, cornet
-and banjo, and Mr. Pilling, euphonium
and traps, who greatly contributed to
tbe success of the evening.
tions to ensure a playing pitch.
The members are very enthusiastic
and several were noticed at tbe
grounds on Tuesday and Wednesday
doing preliminary work.
The club has not made any appeal
■to the public lor llnancial assistance,
as it is hoped that by a series of
socials held during the winter, enough
money will be secured to put the club
on a sound basis lor the start of the
season next April or May, New members wlll he heartily welcomed.
The members of the Comox District
Canadian Club who attended the dinner ut the Elk Hotel on Friday evening spent a very enjoyable time. There
Were  about  thirty members  present
It will be of Interest to those who   and the guest ot honol. wa8 v,„ Bdwll,
were present  to  know  that another L   PraM   ,ecturer ,„ mm at v,0.
dance mny be tield soon,   . j torja Collcge of the UnIvoralty of Tor.
onto and one of the best-known Can-
Edwin J. Pratt
Noted Poet Heard
By Club Members
325,000 Improvements  to Empress Hotel, Victoria
Alterations mid renovation to the
amount of $25,000 have been authorized for the Victoria Empress Hotel.
adlan poets.
Introducing Ills address, Mr. Pra't
said that he considered    it a great
honor his being chosen to visit the
various Canadian Clubs in the West,
j starting his itenarary at Fort William
..    ., ... ,.        .    .,, ,     . ,  aml finishing at Comox, and he had
Mr. D. W. Burnett will be the general  „.   „„„ „,,,,,..,
I chosen as his topic the story of the
life on the sea ot the Newfoundland-1
Mrs. John Murray Passes
School Report
For Month Of
H. E. Hurray, teacher. No. on roll,
42; lates, 0; percentage of attendance,
Class Leaders: Nina Shields, Ca-
zuka Iwasa, Cyril Davis, Vincent
Auchterlonle, Harriet Horbury, She-
ilnh Conway.
Miss Gallivan, teacher. Grades 7
and Junior 8: No. on roll, 26; er-
centage attendance, 98.1; perfect attendance, 21,
Honor Cards, Grade 7: Shlgeru
Keujama, Sydney Hunt, Chrissie Robertson.
Geo. E. Apps, teacher. No. on roll,
26. Percentage of attendance, 96.98;
late, 4; perfect attendance, 20.
Honor   CardB:    Harry   Buchanan,
Bernlce Stant, Lillian Picketti, Olga
Bonora,    Chujoko    Suglmonl,    Letty
Swlngler and Winona Baird, tie.
I. .McFadyen, teacher. Grade 6.:
No. on roll, 33; percentage of attendance, 96.3; perfect attendance, 24.
Honor List: Jnr. 4: Josie Wong,
Madge Bryan, Shlgenl Maruya.
Snr. 4: Len Hing, David Hunden,
Howndr Wrlgley.
J»V, V,
C. W. MacKinnon, teacher, Grade
5 Snr,: No. on roll ....; percentage of
attendance, 97.1; perfect attendance,
Honor list: Ada lso, Alice Brown,
Stanley    Lawrence,    Yaeko    Okara,
School Trustees
Met In Regular
Session Thursday
Cumberland Only School In  District
With Fire Escape Protection
Nhtht Classes Mniy He Formed
ers, of which country he was a native.
The perilous life of the Newfound- [ Mar^<*rel    Drummond    and    Dudley
land  mariner and  the death toll oflKeller (tle*'
V. J. Aspesy, teacher
Mrs. John Murray, aged 73 years, i the sen and   sealing   industry, were
passed nwuy last Sunday at her born* graphically portrayed.   He told of the
in Nanaimo where she has resided for! sealing industry and the method of  5.: No. on roll, 31
the puat seventeen years.   Besides her  killing the animals in the ice-IIelds of j tendance, 98.9
husband she leaves to mourn her loss t the North Atlantic.   About the first! tendance, 26.
one son, James Murray, formerly uiof March  the sealing   fleet lett St.      Honor list:
well known football player of Nanai-  John's,   comprising   sixteen   vessels,
Grade 1, Jnr.
percentage of at-
es,  4;  perfect at-
mo, and now of Cumberland, and
three daughters, Mrs. Robert Good,
Mra, James Patterson, and Mrs. Duncan Clarksiin. all Of Nanaimo. Mrs.
Sarah Brown, of Maryport Avenue,
Cumberland, is an aunt of deceased.
The funeral took place last Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, a most impressive service being
held, Rev. W. R. Welch and the Rev.
J. M'Turk conducting. Very many
beautiful floral tributes testified to
the esteem iu which deceased was
held by a vast army of friends and acquaintances.
Women's   Auxiliary   of
Trinity Meet
On Monday last the monthly meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of Holy
Trinity Church waa held at the home
of Mrs. John Conway. Business discussed was as follows: The Christmas sale of work was arranged for
December 7th, comprising a work
■tall, a home-cooking stall, and a fish
pond, and members will soon be busy
on their work for the former. It wns
decided to hold a Congregational
Social on October 28th, whereby
people of the church will have a social
time together. The Women's Auxiliaries of the district have agreed to
amalgamate every three months. At
these meotlngs tbey will learn about
the work of the different organizations and give nnd receive suggest-
Ions. Ily lhls arrangement It Is hoped
that better work than ever, If such
cat) be possible, will be curried on.
People visiting the Anglican Hall in
future will notice a marked Improvement. The lower panes of the windows are to he painted, while new
blinds wlll be put up. This wlll almost complete the Improvements on
the hall which have been progressing
steadily for some tlm*.
Mr. Walter Laurie, deputy grand
au(|ltor of the Grand Lodge, Fraternal
Order of Eagles, and deputy Organizer In British Columbia and the State
of Washington, arrived in town from
Vancouver on Monday last for the
purpose of organizing a Ladies' Auxiliary. Approximately fifty ladles
were present.
Officers    elected  were as follow:.;
Grand  past  madame  president,  Mrs.
Covert; president, Mrs. Mary Frelone;
On  Octohor  22nd.   Chnrles  Quick, j vice  president.   Mrs.  G.  Somerville;
affectionately known to all his Van-  secretary, Mrs. Derbyshire; treasurer,
couver friends at "Dad," will celebrate j Mrs.   Bradley;     inside    guard,  Mrs.
his 107th birthday.   It is believed that I Dates;   outside   guard,  Mrs.  James;
"Dad" Quick Is the only working cen- j trustees,  Mrs.  Dallos,  Mrs.  McKay;
tenarlan In North America.    Follow-   conductress.  Mrs.  Home.    These of-
each manned with 240, and the ambition of every captain was to be the
flrst to sight the seals, get his load
and be the first to return to the harbor with his catch. There were literally millions of seals on the Ice-floes
and the speaker pictured the vast
mounds of pelts collected by each of
the four watches into which the crew
was divided. Next to the dog, Mr.
Pratt said tliat the seal was perhaps
the most Intelligent of-the dumb animals nnd one of the hardest to kill,
not from a physical standpoint, bnt
from the psychological point of view;
it made one feel like a murderer. He
told of one of the greatest marine
disasters which bad ever occurred in
Newfoundland marine life, that of the
sealer, "The Eagle," which had gone
out and a whole watch of sixty men
had been lost in the ice fields. A
storm had come up, of which there is
Rose Marocchi, Haruo
Niikana.   Yasahara  Kadaguchl,  Mary
Baird and Ina Robertson,  (tie), Isabel Vincent, George Nunn.
E. C. Hood, teacher. No. on roll, 27;
percentage of attendance, 96.3; perfect attendence 16; lates, 7,
Honor list: Freddy Martin, Eunice
Devlin, and Heroshl Ogakl (tie), Walter Hunt, Heroshl Kawaguchl, Tsuglo
div. mi.
Grade 3 Snr. and Grade 4 Jnr.
G. McFadyen, teacher. No. on roll,
33; percentage of attendance, 90.9;
lates, 6; perfect attendance, 18.
Honor list, grade 3, snr.: Albert
Hicks. Mlchlko Yamamoto. Robert
Grade 4. Jnr.:   Betty O'Brien, Ma.i-
ako Iwasa, Shunko Saito.
B. M. Bickle, teacher.  Grade S Jnr.:
nothing more terrifying on the ice | No* °" ro1'* 30' Percentage of attend-
flelds, overtaking the men miles away I ance' mA*  late8' C; Per'eot attend-
from their ship.   This inoident' was allee' 22'
the theme of a poem of his own, which      Honor  **9-:    Tlt8U0  Aoki*  Fl"***y
he read,, and whicli illustrated the life! To1' Norn*** Cavnllara, Keen Mah, Miu-
of the sealer, the absorption of his
task and the perils of a storm amid
tlie Ice floes.    It visualised the approach of death from freezing ln the
oru Nakanishi, Sakae Aida.
C. Carey, teacher.   No. on roll, 36;
percentage of attendance, 96.4; lates,
blinding snow,  the  breaking ot the] 2; perfect attendance, 27.
Ice-floes into plunging cakes and the
loss of the sixty men.
Mr. Pratt also told of the pathetic
(Continued on Page Two)
Honor list:   Lavinla Thoburn, Le.
one Brown, Margaret Armstrong, Dorothy Prior, Guy Curwin, Evelyn Stacey, Margaret James.
J. E.  Robertson, teacher.    No. ou
roll,  36;    percentage qf attendance,
The monthly meeting of the Board
of Scliool Trustees was held last
evening In the Cumberland Public
School. Present: Trustees Mrs. T.
E. Banks, Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton.
William Henderson, Jr., Dan Banner-
man and Secretary McKinnon,
A communication was rectived from
City Clerk Cope regarding the alteration to be made towards the safety
of the Are escape recently built from
the School Domestic Science Room.
This has already been done. It is
Interesting to know that Cumberland
schools are the only ones In the district who can boast a (Ire escape of
any kind. Even the new school recently constructed at Grantham is not
so equipped. '
A cheque ln the amount of $240.15
was received, representing the three-
fifths grant by the Government towards Domestic Science and Manual
Training classes.
Principal Apps applied for the use
of the school, also that a holiday be
granted the teachers to attend the
meeting of the Comox District Teachers' Association to be held ii| Cumberland on that date. Mr. Apps also submitted the Cumberland Public School
reports for all grades, details of
which appear elsewhere In this issue.
An application was received from
Miss Edna Gear for the position of
substitute teacher on the teaching
staff. This was received and filed.
Wlll Af tempi Organize Mght Classes
The secretary read a communica
tlon from Mr. John Kyle, department
of education, ou tbe subject of tbe
formation of night classes ln Cumberland. Mr. Kyle pointed out that It
was not n rightful thing, and not to
the advantage of ratepayers that
school buildings be closed every nigt-.t
of the week when it was possible for
those who had been obliged to leave
day school to attend night school.
Three-fifths of teachers' salaries are
allowed by (he government tor nlghi
scliool classes. A notice appears in
tills Issue of the slander, and should
there be a sufficient number of applicants, these classes wlll commence on
November 1st. This presents a splendid opportunity and It is hoped that
the young f<*ople of Cumberland will
take advantage of such.
Mrs. Hanks ((invention Delegate
The 1927 Convention of the B.C.
School Teachers' Association will be
held at Harrison Hot Springs on the
17lh. 18th and 19th of October. Mrs.
Banks was chosen to represont the
Cumberland Board of School Trustees
at this convention.
Capt. Cummlng, of the Department
of National Defence, Victoria, wrote
the board concerning classes for the
development of first class physical
education, cadet work, and group
games at the school. Principal Shenstone attended a qualifying course
for cadet Instructors this summer at
Victoria. Realizing the benefit of such
a course, the board suggested Ihat
Principal Shenstone attempt the formation  of  such  classes.
A new Badminton club, calling
themselves the "Whippets," organized
during the past week and secured
quarters in the old band hall, Just behind the football field. The name
chosen—the "Whippets," Is rather appropriate, ns It Is claimed there are
some very fast players amongst them.
Officers chosen to conduct thc clul
were Mr. C. J. Parnham
with Mr. David Lockhart, secretary-
treasurer. Play nights will he Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and
we are given to understand thai up-tn
date, twenty members have been enrolled.
All the other clubs In the district
got under way during the week. Th.^
big Imperial club at Royston hnd a
good turn-out on Tuesday, many new
members being enrolled, and all parts
of the district being represented iii
the newcomers,
The Cumberland Senior Badminton
club also got started on Monday night
last, a good turn-out being reported.
The Dunsmuir club, playing In the
old Cumberland Hall, have almost got
Iheir membership list filled, only
thirty members will be accepted.
Welsh Choir Visits Cumberland
A very enjoyable musical service
was held at St. George's I'nlted
church   last  Sunday  evening,   when
97.22; lates, 4; perfect attendance, 29,!four members of the Nanaimo Welsh
Honor list:      Dot    Thomson,  Dot Cnolr v*s-.e,| Cumberland. They were
Smith, Chrissle Robertson, Betty
Brown, Marguerite Goodall, Kenneth
C. Richardson, teacher.   Grade 1 B.
Miss Jean Smith, contralto; Mrs.
Prows, soprano; Mr, Tom Lewis, bass.
and Mr. Hawkins, tenor. Two quartettes, several duets and solos were
sung.   All agreed that the service was
No. on roll, 22; Grade 1 A, No. on roll, one of thc most enjoyable or Its kind
13; percentage of attendance, 98.;'ever held In Cumberland. After lhe
lates, 6; perfect attendance, 28. | service the singers were entertained
Honor list, grade 1 B:   Teruo Haru, j by Ihe Ladles' Aid al the Manse.
Yuklo Aida, Hiroml Matsubuchi,	
Grade 1 A:   Maimle Chow, Chlzuru' NOTICE
Okuda, Tomai Shii. Employees'  Muss  Meeting
DIV. XIII. j \ mass meeting of the employees
P. Hunden, teacher. Orade 1 Jnr.' of the Canadian Collieries (Duns
and Grade 1 Snr. No. on roll, 37; per-1 mulr) Limited will be held III the
centage of attendance, 86,9; lates, 8; ' Band Hall on Sunduy, October Dili, at
perfect attendance, 23. 17 p.m, Business: Tn hear Agreement
ing an established custom, Mr. Quick | fleers will bc installed at the meeting | Honor list: Grade 1 Snr.: Laureen j Committee's report of meeting with
will be entertained at a birthday party : next Tuesday evening. Mr. Laurie: Freloni, Lily Saunders, Ethel Shllllto, I Company officials This Is Important.
by the Cornwall, Devon and Somerset ^ave an Interesting talk on the pur-i Grade 1 Jnr.: Weldon Stacey. Hal-1 Please attend.
Society at the Orandvlew Masonic'pose and nlms of the Auxiliary, after en Shearer, Muriel Maxwell, Peter WM HENDERSON JNR
Hall, Vancouver. which a social evening was enjoyed. I Edmonds.  Secretary
Gym Classes
For The City
An effort Is to he made during the
coming week lo organize weekly gymnastic classes for boys. The first
meeting will be held In the Anglican
Parish ilall mi Wednesday Oct. 12th,
president; I who" uM h"-vs *vho '"*'' interested are
i asked to attend at 6 p.m., for the purpose of putting the Boys Gymnastic
flub on a sound footing. The classes
will be held twice u week, on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m., In the
above hall and will lust one hour.
There will he no fee, except a small
weekly subscription which will he
decided upon by the boys themselves.
The fund derived from these fees will
be devoted towards the purchase of
equipment later on, The club is open
to all boys of the age of 10 and over
and classes will be graded according
to age. The Instructors who have
kindly and voluntarily offered theil*
services are .Messrs. H, and W. Jackson. Both have had considerable experience in this kind of work, and
during the war Mr. II. Jackson had
over 30,000 men pass through his
hands during their period of physical
training.    The  plans  are  to  put  on
j some fine gymnastic displays towards
the end of the year, and the sponsors
j of the movement guarantee that the
A meeting of the Holy Trinity Am- work tbo b°*v" wf" "" *vl" be » ***■
ateur Dramatic Society was held In P *° everyb°**y* iM every parent
the Anglican Hall last Wednesday j *''"' "as " boy of "le aBe °r «4»-**>"
evening. A large number of those In- i "lu'01"'a«° ••■■•• -° °<"ne along to these
tcrested were present. Plans for the ' "a'etil|Ks- P'™l meeting next Wed-
first entertainment were discussed | "<""lay ln tll(! ParlsU Ha" at 6 •>■<**■
and formed.
The dramatic society plan to make
its first appearance on or aboul November 16th.    The  first  part  of the
programme will bc made up of burlesque  and  vaudeville.    The  second j
part will be devoted to a light humor-1
ous  play entitled  "Freezing Mother-1
In-law.'    Those  taking the  parts  of
the characters involved  will be Rev. i
E.   O.   Robathan,    Mrs.    Thomas   E. j
Banks. Jlr. T. H. .Mumford. .Miss Mar-1
garet Robinson and Mr. L. R. Stevens.)
Cumberland has long felt the need j
of such a society and some real entertainment  h anticipated.
"Freezing Mother-ln-
Law" To Be First Play
.Successful ".lOO" Drive
The Cumberland Welsh Society held
a successful "50(1" drive in the Memorial Hall last Monday evening, some
seventy-five guests being present.
Refreshments wcre served during the
evening. The prize winners we.e as
follows: Ladies* first. Mrs. Wain of
Minto; 2nd, Mrs. J. Dallos; the consolation going to Mrs. Gear. Gentlemen's flrst, Mrs. Wrigley (playins
gentleman's hand); second, Miss
Carey;  consolation, Mr. Davis.
The Cumberland tennis club will
hold a whist drive and dance on Friday. October 14th. from 8 p.m. to I
a.m.. when rups will be presented to
tlic successful winners of the various
tournaments held. The social is open
to all Interested and Is nol confined
to members.   Admission 50 cents.
C. G. I. T. Club Reorganizes
The Canadian Girls In Training.
Popularly known as the C. G. I. T.
Club met for the first time this season
on Monday last, under the leadership
of .Mrs. Hewitt.
Keith McLean spent last week-end
in Vancouver. While making a call
at the University of British Columbia,
Keith was attracted by a huge placard
boldly Imprinted, "Helen Parnham
From Cumberland, B. C." On closer
examination. Keith was fortunate In
discovering behind the huge identification card Miss Parnham herself,
who left here recently and enrolled
ns a frcshette at Varsity. Xo doubt
the sign was used as an inltlaiion of
the freshmen on the campus.
Vancouver   Man   to   Represent
Western Canada With West
ern Writers
A. M. Stephen, of Vancouver, writer
and poet, bus been chosen Western
Canada representative of the League
of Western writers.
Birthday Party
Thirty little folks gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. Robertson
on Wednesday, the occasion being the
celebration of the sixth birthday of
Ihelr daughter, Helen. Games and
other forms of amusement were enjoyed, and the young folks spent a
happy time together. Among those
present were Bessie Carney. Jessie
Robertson, Margaret Armstrong, Hei.
en Shearer, Doreen Henderson, Dorothy Hassell. Ivy Cough, Marjorie
Gough, Margaret Brown, Chrissle
Robertson, May Beveridge, Peggy
Beveridge, Wardna Thompson, Laurence Frelone. Rita Baird. Lizzie Baird.
Hazel Gordon, iodic Gibson. Jack Bennle. Willie Armstrong, Oswald Wych-
erly, Malcolm Stewart. Alex. Young.
Peter Edmunds. Hobby Hassell. Roy
Richardson, Allan Mitchell.
Successful Sale Of Home (linking
A successful sule of home cooking
was held under the auspices of the [
Ladies'   Aid of   Cumberland    I'nlted I
Church on Saturday last.   A splendid |
display of home cooking was on hnnd. j
the  amount  realized  approximating*
(60.00   with   a   number   of   promised
donations still outstanding. The proceeds nre to go towards the purchase
nf new chairs for the ('hureh Hall.
All persons wishing to attend Nlghi
Classes are requested to register with
Principal Shenstone of the High
School, or Principal Apps nf t lie Public School, slating what lines of subjects they wish to follow, on or before
the 15th of October, and if the numbers registering are sufficient lo warrant the forming of classes, same will
be organized to begin study on or
about November 1st, 1927.
Board of School Trustees,
40-41 A. McKinnon, secretary
Presentation Tn Mrs. (uracil
A presentation tea wns held at the
ome of Mrs. Thomas Graham, on
Tuesday afternoon. In honor of Mrs.
Guy Curwen who Is leaving Cumberland shortly. Some thirty-five guest, I
were present, comprising the Ladles' J
Sewing Club and personal friends of
Mrs. Curwen. During the afternoon
the guest of honor was presented wilh ' * ■ *=*=
pair of sterling sliver candle stioks I foro  received  by Mrs. Graham and
ns a token' of the esteem In which she   Miss Oraham,   Assisting them In ser-
The new C.P.R, steamer, Princess
| Elaine, for the ferry service from Na-
nalnio lo Vancouver, will he launched
on October 2Uth at lhe yards of John
Brown & Co.. Clydebank, Scotland.
Is  hold   by  her  many  friends.    Tlle
l ins were tastefully decorated Willi
autumn foliage ami roses.   The guests
vlng the tea were: Mrs. Hicks. Mrs.
Nash, Mrs. McNaughton and Mrs.
FRIDAY,  OCTOBER  7th,   1927
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY,   OCTOBER   7th,   1927
THE RECENT fad of asking questions in order
to ascertain the extent of a person's knowledge very quickly died out. Some people
felt that the ability to answer such questions was
a test of their education, but soon learned that
it didn't really mean a thing. A well-educated
ami cultured person might not be able to answer
one of them.
For instance, here are a few of the samples of
the type of questions asked;
What wus the maiden name of Wm. McKinley's
wife? ,   A
Who wrote "Marius the Epicurean?"
What Siberian river is 2,000 miles long?
What was ihe name of Shylock's daughter?
Who carved Lhe door of St. Paul's Cathedral
in London ?
To answer all the questions asked in these
daily dozen inquiries one would have to possess
a mind like a junk pile. A riddle is not a test
of intelligence. A conundrum is not a standard
by which the capacity of a mind can be measured.
If you wanl to know the year in which Caesar
crossed the Rubicon you can (ind it in two minutes
in reference books al the public library. Anyhow,
what good will it. do you to know the exact date
of that event. The important thing is to know
that Caesar did cross the Rubicon and what came
of it. Really educated people do not clutter their
minds with dates and petty details. But they
know how to find out those things if they want
to. You can always rind a date in an encyclopaedia.
'ANADIANS are not backward in  recognizing service
,    for country.   In fact, it is in few nations that public
service U so willingly recognized in he spirit that
it deserves. We, in Canada, take a greal and just pride
in honoring our great statesmen and our humble pioneers
for the foresight and service which have left a glorious
heritage for tlle people of today and their succeeding generations. If honor of the great men of the past tends to
develop new great men, Canada has an enviable place In
the future life of nations.
There Is, however, one sphcr,e, in which it does not
seem that Canadians are fully realizing the value of a
great service; that is in the advertising of Canada. It ls
only in recent years tllat a part of the people have learned
fully to appreciate the power of publicity and to realize
that a country may be advertised to as great advantage
as a household commodity. For a number of years Canada has been well advertised by her railway companies
and although the fact has not been fully appreciated, the
people of Canada owe a great debt to the railways I'or aiding materially in the development of Canada by awakening (ho rest of the world to the fact that Canada is not a
snow-bound waste but a very garden of 'fertile prosperity.
In recent years, the tourist trade in Canada has risen
to an important place In the country's business activity.
In Ontario alone in five years it has jumped from eighth
place to a practically assured position this year of second
Importance in point of volume nl' business. To the railways a great deal of the credit is due. It is true that recently federal and provincial governments and various
associations have taken a very active part In boosting
Canada as a vacation land, a hunters' and anglers' paradise
and a country of great industrial prospects but the railways have been thc pioneers. For years, through various
media in the United Stales and Europe, the attractions of
Canada have been displayed over the signature of Canadian
railway companies and nowhere has the visitor to Canada
received greater assistance and courtesy than from the
railway  officials.
Incidentally, besides advertising Canada, these officials
have also rendered valuable assistance to Canadian
sportsmen in advising concerning hunting and fishing in
various localities. They have also aided local moves for
conservation and the-cause of conservation generally by
directing sportsmen to many sections of territory so ai
to avoid overfishing and ovcrhuntlng in any one section.
When the relative attitudes of the railways and the general
public are undergoing their periodical discussion, it might
he well for lhe public to remember the credit tliat is due
the railways for tlieir service in this respect.
—Rod and Gun In Canada.
Canada the Big Game Hunters' Paradise
/**anad.-i is still the finest big game
area in North America. Moose.
deer and caribou abound in the
provinces of Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta
and British Columbia — the latter
two offering mountain sheep, mountain gwnts and grizzly bears for
good measure, but caribou may not
ot -.hot in Nova Scotia or New
Brunswick. Early reports from
veteran guides in all these provinces!
indicate that game will be more
plentiful this year than for manyl
seasonal past I
Nova Scotia, fascinating country
of Longfellow's Acadia, has in South
Milford its most famous "jumping-
off" place to the hunting districts
bordering Lake Kedgemakooge, and
Lake Rossignol. These lake regions
are the haunt of the finest specimens of mouse, deer and black bear.
In New Brunswick, the hunter has
thousands of square miles of big
game country. From Plaster Rock,
on the Canadian Pacific Railway,
there is easy access to the wild life
areas of the Tobique, Nepislguit and
Upsalquitch Rivers. Other noted
game districts border the Miramichi,
Keswick, Gaspereaux, Serpentine
and Rcstigouche Rivers.
Quebec,  with  its  700,000  square
miles, its enormous game resources
and favorable water routes, is a
most attractive prospect for the
sportsman. Moose, deer and black
bear abound in the Kipawa and
Timiskaming districts, Upper Gati-
neau River, Lake Megantic, and
the Laurentian Mountains, which
Champion Gene Tunney visited last
spring. Noted "going-in" places to
this hunter's paradise are at La-
belle, Nominingue, Lac Saguay and
Mont Laurier. Similar attractions
are found in the province of Ontario,
whose 407,000 square miles are
heavily wooded and plentifully
stocked with wild life. Attractive
regions here include Georgian Bay,
French River, Metagunia, Schreiber,
Jackfish and Nipigon.
Alberta has a great plenty of
mountain goats, mountain sheep,
deer, moose, grizzlies, caribou and
a variety of small game, all of which
can be conveniently reached from
such noted "jumping-off" places aa
Banff, Calgary, Edmonton and High
British Columbia Cariboo and
Cassiar districts offer the very biggest of big game in the Canadian
Rockies. From Ashcroft, B.C., the
hunter enters the Cariboo Country
where, with other big game, are
found the great shaggy grizzlies
whose very ferocity lures the ambitious and daring sportsman. From
Field, Kamloops, Revelstoke and
Sicamous great numbers of hunter*
go every season in quest of the giant
game in which these regions abound.,
Edwin J. Pratt
Noted Poet Heard
(Continued from page 1
scene at tin- ducks when the ship returned wilh Its dead. The news was
mil definite and hundreds ol women
waited at tiie docks in intense suspense nut knowing whether or uot;
their loved ones were alive or dead,
and contrasted the joy with which the
living were greeted with lhe grief
suffered by those women who identified their men folk among the dead.
Thc Blory conveyed by the solemn
lulling nf the bells was exemplified
In a siinnei telling of the funeral of
the men brought hack for burial.
As a contrast, Mr. I'rntt told of the i
saving of a ship's company nf 9.1 souls!
by a Newfoundland dog, "Carlo."   A
ship  had  Stuck    fast  on  a   rock   off
shore in a raging storm and was in
imminent danger of breaking up. Ail
efforts to get a line tu shore had failed and no help could he given by
those waiting along the shore. An
attempt had heen made to shoot a
line ashore hut It fell short and n
man standing on shore with his dog, a
magnificent Newfoundland, patting
lhe dog on Ihe head, said; "Now,
Carlo. II Is up to you." As If understanding lhe very words, the dog
plunged into the raging sea; he was
buffeted back; he tried again and
again, until finally, after a fight ot
an hour and a half, he succeeded In
gelling the end of the line In his
mouth and headed for shore, returning hi only three minutes. By this
means a ruble was pulled nshore nnd
every soul saved, the first a baby,
and the joyful antics of thc dog when
lhe baby wns brought safely to land
were  almost  human,    This  incident
was also portrayed In verse by Mr.
Pratt. As a result of the Incident,
Mr. Prnlt said tbe Philadelphia Society had presented the dog with a silver collnr and medal and the government had decreed that no matter
what happened Carlo should never
wear a muzzle. The dog was also
given the freedom of the city.
Other poems read by Mr. Pratt wore
"Tlie   Shark. rhe    Big    Fellow."
"Overheard hy Stream," and "The
History of John Jones," all delightful
little word pictures.
At the conclusion of lbc address, a
hearty vote of thanks, moved by Mr.
A. It. Stacey and seconded by Mr. F.
(.'. Brock, wns tendered to Mr. Pratt
by the chairman, Mr. k. T. Searle.
Before the gathering broke up, Mr.
T. H. Carey, secretary of the club,
announced that on lhe liith of October
Col. W. W. Foster would address the
club ou the scenery of B.C.
Noted Authority
On Automobiles
Visits Canada
In the course of an extensive tour
as an observer of motoring and traffic regulation ill Britain and America,
Thomas Smith, Motoring Editor of the
Cape Times, Cape Town, South Africa
has been visiting the Home Offices ot
the Ford Motor Company of Canada,
Ltd. Mr. Smith Is an authority on
matters relating to automobiles, highways and traffic regulation In his own
country and has been compiling data
for ills publication, for the Royal
Automobile Club of South Africa and,
ln an official way, for his Government.
He had been giving much time to a
study of automatic traffic regulation
in the larger centres and Is of the
opinion that the time Is now ripe for
inaugratlon of advanced systems of
traffic control In his Home Land.
While automobiles arc not in such
general use inSouth Africa as in Canada , he said, traffic there is rapidly
staining to a volume that will justify
their profiting by ou1* more extended
Political conditions in South Africa
are better now than for some considerable time, Mr. Smith said, aad
agreement over general principals
covering design of the South African
flag has removed a bone of contention
from public affairs. Business conditions are sound and the automotive
vehicle is playing a big role in facil-
iatlng intercourse among the peoples
of an extensive territory. Roads are
not as general as they are here and in
many instances the motorist sets a
course across vast plains on which
there are no roads laid down. A number of fine highways exist, however,
and the country is keenly interested
in further extension of her road systems,
Mr. Smith said that the average
South African is not aware to what
extent the automobile market is catered to by British Companies. As an
Instance of this he indicated the Ford
Company of Canada whose affiliated
company. Ford Motor Company of
South Africa, operate an assembly
plant at Port Elizabeth. "Many South
Africans do not realize," he said,
"that Ford products sold in our country are entirely British and arc the
product of British labor in a British
factory." Mr. Smith Inspected the
Ford of Canada Factory In considerable detail and expressed himself as
surprised at the completeness of the
plant which is the largest automobile
factory In the Empire.
FURNITURE REPAIRING   and   Upholstering, phone 124, Cumberland
FOR SALE—House and private sale
of household furniture. Very reasonable. Apply Mrs. Peacock. 309
Allan Avenue.
FOR SALE OK HENT-On your own
terms—S acre ranch with six room
house and splendid nut-buildings.
No reasonable offer refused. Inspection invited. Apply Sam Jones,
R. R. No. 1, RoyBton Road, Cumberland.
Car   leaves  Cumberland   Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union Bay.
' ITH US—Good Printing is not a fad, pastime or
an experiment—it's our business—See our
samples of Private Greeting Christmas Cards.—They
are the finest samples we have ever displayed. Call
or phone 35, our representative will be pleased to call.
Cumberland Islander
Phone 35
Johnson's Wax
Electric Floor
Beautifies all your Floors and Linoleums*
quickly, without stooping, kneeling, or even
■soiling your hands.
Price complete, with Johnson's Lamb Wool
Mop for spreading Wax:
Rent it or buy it from
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
To Plymonth-Cheibourg-London
Ascanla,   Oct. 14        Alaunia, Oct. 21
To Belfast-Llverpool-Glasgow
Letitla, Oct. 21 Athenla, Nov. 4
Te Queenstown and Liverpool
Samaria, Oct. 16        Scythla, Oct. 22
To Cherbourg and Southampton
•Mauretanla, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, 30.
Aquitania Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 7.
Berengarla, Nov. 2, 23. December 14
To Londonderry and (llnsgnw
Caledonia Oct. 8 Transylvania Oct. 15
To Plymonth-Ham-Londnn
Tuscanla Oct. 7.      Carmania Oct. 14.
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Samaria Oct. 16. Laconia Oct. 30.
* Calls at Plymouth, eastbound.
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Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a i/jj-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.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Eight palatial steamers leaving
Dec. 10 to 14th wlll reach Old
Country In time for Christmas.
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Pull Information from local agents or Company's Offices. 622 HnstlngB St., W„
Vancouver, B.C.
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note addrets— Opposite the Drug Store. FRIDAY,  OCTOBER  "th,  1927
THREE     ll
Gaiety, Monday - Tuesday
October 17 and 18
 lit ' (Illlllllll Sllll
Ilo-llo, Wednesday and Thursday
October 19 and 20
The World's Greatest Attraction
Acclaimed as
the Clearest
of all Fight
SEE! The knock-down in the
Seventh-—or should it have
been the KNOCK-OUT
The disputed
Seventh Round
in slow motion,
when Tunney
was down from
12 to 16 seconds
r *<n-~;**j^
L.r%a~     ■•■'■:f-*|-»a
JtAlA.*..,'  ,■    fc'-U-: :.J '.*,'■   J*L'/'
Suppose  you
petty and with™?
d0^«t  W0UJd  yotl
will be shown along with
Virginia Valli
'TAe Family Upstairs"
What, happen behind the Closed Doors oj
Half the Homes of America
■ MIIIIIMIIMitl Illllll
Also Comedy "Napoleon, Jr.," and Scenic
"The Snow Rambler."
a Sacramento,   Cal.,   Oct.    3.—Tom ;
; Brock, a saleaman, last night returned !
S 1500 won from Jack Burton, a fellow ;
; salesman, ln a wager on the recent )
• Dempsey-Tunney fight.
; "I saw the fight pictures and I can't '.
a take the money," Brock explained. j
. a .
Adults 50c       Children 25c
FRIDAY,   OCTOBER   7th,   1927
Denman Island SI
The first basketball game took:
place on Friday night In the D, 1. A.
C. Hull, two local teams, the Cougars
and the Tigers, playing. Tho Tigers
won after a hard-fought game by a
score "f L6 to 13. The players and
individual scores  were as  follows:      '
Tigers-Bill Chalmers, Cecil   Piket.!
Lionel   Dickson   (2),   Arnold   Graham j
*2»«t=c»Mrs»!*=-^^ ,
IP. P. Harrison, M.L.A.f
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Offlce
Courtenay             I'hone   258
Local Offlce Jj
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings. E
Telephone   115R   or   24 «
(2), Jack Baikie  (12).
Cougars—H. Piket. Albert Graham
(1), A. Piercy (2), Jack Plkei (41,
George Wood (61. Referee, Joe Corrigal.
A dance followed the game nnd was
very well attended, Mrs. H. Green
supplying the  music.
Messrs. Howard McFarlan and J.
Dalzlel made a .short business trip
to Hornby Island on Monday.
Mrs. J. Manning paid a visit to tbe
Island  on  Saturday.
Capt. and Mrs. A. Oraham and
Mrs. Chalmers motored to Victoria
on Thursday. They returned on
Sunday after an enjoyable holiday.
.Mrs. Wood lias returned home from
Mr, Albert Graham and Mr. Geo.
Wood spenl the week-end In Courtenay.
Mr. Clarence Uraham, or Deep Bay.
spenl the week-end with his parents.
.Mrs. Thos. Isblster and .Ml. Jack
Baikie were visitors in Courtenay on
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES l-Nlgtlt calls:  13,1X Courtenay
I Offlce:  159 Cumberland.
Sale of Bapco
Floor Famish
OOl / '."! off half-gallons, quarts and pints.
Hale Commences
and continues until October 8th
Tommy's Hardware
T. Nakanishi, Prop.
Cumberland, B.C.
Coast - Okanagan
Telephone Service
It is now possible to talk to such points as
Armstrong, Enderby, Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland and Vernon from mainland coast and
Vancouver Island telephones.
Standardization Of
Hospitals Shows
Rapid Growth
"The Hospital Standardization mov-
nient,' said Dr. Franklin H. Martin,
Chicago. Director General of the American College of Surgeons, "is now
in Its tenth year. Us growth has been
phenomenal; from S!l hospitals meeting the requirements, or Vi.\<r/r in 191s
to 1808 hospitals, or 69.9%, in 1927.
This is due to the fact that the people
of the United Slates, Canada and other
countries, where this movement is
carried on. have heen convinced oi
Its worth both from the humanitarian
and economic aspects, Every community must accept the responsibility
of providing adequate care of the sick
and injured. The only way possible
to do this In a proper manner is
through the acceptance and carrying
out the principles of Hospital Standardization, as many of the hospitals
in your community have done.
"Choosing your hospital when sick
or injured is a most serious responsibility. This has heen made easier iu
recent years through the publishing
annually of the list of hospitals approved by the American College of
Surgeons officially announced recently. These approved hospitals stand
for the right kind of care of the
patient through the utilizing of the
best means ol diagnosis and treatment
that modern scientific medicine can
afford for the one out of every ten
persons, or 12,000,000 who seek hospital care annually at a maintalnence
cost agregating over $1,000,000,000.
Results count most. These are evidenced by the lower average days'
stay of patients in hospitals, the gradual falling of hospital death rates,
the minimizing of complications, and
the improving in results generally.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which tun be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department ol
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 5,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed lo the Land Commissioner of tlie Land Recording DI
vision, in which tho land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from thc Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for pur
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not heing timberland
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of flrst-clnss (arable) land ls $5
per acre, antl second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a d*.filing being
erected In the first year, title being
ohtnined nfter residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has heen surveyed.
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided Into grazing districts
and thc range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grazing pet-mils arc Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
"I am sure it is a great satlfactlon
for the people to know that the
patient in a standardized or approved
hospital is better assured of a prompt
and accurate diagnosis, more .scientific treatment, and an earlier return
to normal physical condition if at all
possible. This is what every patient
is entitled to and is the responsibility
of the hospital to carry out. It is
quite true thnt under the new regime
of Hospital Standardization during
the past ten years many hospitals,
which might be in the past described
i Maa-tni • •*«---■■ ' "
I care of the patient and Ihe rendering
j of the broadest community service as
! provided for in the minimum staiidurd
laid down by this organization, char-
I ged   with   the   responsibility   of   the
greal  movement  known as  the Hospital   Standardization."
Tlle following hospitals in this
province have been awarded full or
conditioned approval. Conditioned
approval Indicates that the hospital
has accepted the requirements which
result In the best care of the patient,
but for lack of time or other accept-
D Hen il quarters
;;. Hotel
Hen on* bit
Kooms Steam Healed
;y       IV. MEHRIFIELD, Prop.
First Aid Champions of C.P.R. Lines
'The Shaughnessy grand challenge cup,
emblematic of the First Aid Championship fdr :ill lines of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company was carried
off recently by thc Toronto Freight
Officpi in competition with thc Weston
Shops nf Winnipeg, holders of the
western linos cup. The competition took
place at the Place Vigor Hotel in Montreal recently between tho two teams
who wore declared winners of eastern
and western lines competitions hold
prior to the final tests.     The winning
team secured a total of 419 points out
of a possible 610, while the Winnipeg
team were lo points behind. The competitions were in accordance with the
St. John Ambulance Association re-
In addition to thc all lines championship, tin Toronto Freight Offices team
was winner this year of the Wallnce-
Vesbitt Cup won in competition with
over 40 teams from all railroad organizations in Canada and the.states of
Maine and Michigan.
as mere nursing homes, have been
transformed into real scientific institutions where the patient's condition
can he promptly diagnosed and treated. Here the patient can secure the
benefit of the accumulated knowledge
of all the medical profession through
consultations, staff conferences, group
study, and more thorough means of
invetigation and treatment rather
than that of one individual as formerly In the practice of medicine. With
this there has heen a marked advance
In medical science throughout America.
"The American College of Surgeons
greatly appreciates this opportunity
of officially announcing the list of
approved hospitals for 1027. These
hospitals have adopted the fundamental   requirements   for   the   right
able reasons, have not put them fully
into  effect:
Hospital and Location        Capacity
St.   Paul's Sin)
(Fully Approved)
Shaughneessy   Military   .   .   301)
(Fully Approved)
Vancouver     General   .   .   .   1)45
(Fully Approved)
Provincial   Royal   Jubilee   .   268
(Fully Approved)
St.   Joseph's 165
(Fully Approved)
Royal  Inland 110
(Fully Approved)
Xew Westminster
Royal   Columbian   .....    170
St. John's Ambulance Association
Whist Drive and
Whist commences at 7:30 p.m. Dancing from 9:30 to '1.
Refreshments Included — Good Prizes — Gents $1.00; ladles BOc
Here and There
The IC.P. ranch is the latest to
"join the wheat pool. Professor W. L.
Carlyle, manager of the ranch, on
behalf of Il.Ii.H. the Prince of
Wales, has signed a pool contract
covering one thousand acros.
In the annual report of rh-.; Roads
'Department ot* Quebec Provittfc this
'year a general Inmase of 20 per
[cent, in automobile traffic has been
'recorded. In some sections of the
province the increase over last year
has been more considerable.
A recent report issued by the sec-
;r«tary of commerce of the United
States Government at Washington
estimated the American, tourist traffic into Canada as representing
1200,000,000 of thc $701,000,000
spent by Americans in foreign countries for the year.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
let contract to a chemical company
for the extermination of weeds along
its right of way on western lines.
This fall a total of 2,690 miles will
be sprayed with a death dealing
liquid by a mechanical device attached to tank cars.
Motor cars continue to occupy
place of first importance in Canadian trade with South Africa, according to the report of the trade
commissioner at Cape Town. Following this the items of principal
importance are wheat, paper, tires
and tubes, agricultural machinery,
condensed milk, fencing, canned
fish, white lead, oatmeal, binder
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C.
To serve the interests of hundreds
of farmers in Southern Saskatchewan two new branch lines of the
Canadian Pacific Railway began to
operate on September 1st, according
to announcement by D. C. Coleman,
Vice-President, C.P.R. The longer
of the two lines runs from Assiniboine south to Coronach, a distance of 59 miles, and the second,
a 27-mile stretch, runs from Broni-
head to Lake Alma.
A barred Plymouth Rock hen,
owned by the University of Saskatchewan, has made a new record
for egg production. This new champion has a total of 339 eggs In 365
days, not only a new record for barred Plymouth Rocks but, as far as
is known, a new record for all heavy
breeds of poultry. The bird was
bred and raised by the poultry department of the University.
Thc Toronto Freight Office First
Aid Team carried off the Shaughnessy Grand Challenge Cup, emblematic of the First Aid Championship
of the Canadian Pacific system, in
competition with the Weston Shops
of Winnipeg, western lines champions, at the Place Viger Hotel, September 21. The Toronto team secured a totnl of 419 points out of
a possible 610, while the Weston
shops secured 403 points.
The establishment of a colony of
German noblemen in Saskatchewan
is a possibility judging by the visit
to St.-AValburg of a number of titled
Germans headed by Dr. Smidel von
Seebcrg, of Berlin, who is already
established on an estate in the area.
Investment of a capital of large proportions upon huge farms is said
to be contemplated by the party
which is to return to Germany to
make its report and corns back in
the springfjwith families and relatives. One member has already purchased one and one-half sections of
Tsueuoto Kitlgawa, a Japanese employed on lhe farm of Mr. John Crockett, appeared In the provincial police
court on Monday charged with hunting blue grouse during closed season
and also with carrying firearms without a license. On the first count he
pleaded not guilty, but after hearing
the evidence of Constable Fenton, the
magistrate found accused guilty and
fined him $10 and costs. On the second count Kitlgawa pleaded guilty,
but said he thought an employee of
a farmer holding a farmer's license
could carry a gun on his employer's
place. He was fined a like nmouni
in the second charge.
Very lit le interest was taken ln
thc Courtenay Tax Sale at the City
Hall last Friday morning. There
were nhoul fifty parcels offered for
sale of which four were bought, the
purchasers being Messrs. J. K. Urquhart, J. W. McKenzie, H. E. Wallls
and ('. S. Wood, the remainder of thu
property reverting to the City subject, ol course, to redemption within
twelve months.
Valdez Island, Sept. 27.—Upon the
recommendation of Mr. A. W. Neill,
MP., tlie Department of Government
Telegraphs has established a branch
line a distance of eleven miles across
thc Island from Hyacinth Bay to
Granite Bay. bringing the latter
settlement into direct communication
with the outside.
Private Greeting Cards - Islander Office |,
The Practical White Tailor
j COURTENAY, B. C. FRIDAY,   OCTOBER  7th,  1927
CJ7pJ the famous Battle
Oi it 49 of Jutland when
the British Navy drove the
Pride of Germany from the
North Sea.
all is shown in
Grandson of Indian Commander
of Custer Massacre Commands
Indians in "The Flaming
of the
Greater than "The Flag Lieutenant"
Ilo-llo, Friday and Saturday
October 14 and 15
Super-realism in the Custer Mas
sacre which forms the climax of tlie
Universal Production "The Flaming
Frontier," showing at tlle Ilo Ilo Theatre this week-end, was guaranteed
by the engagement of the grandson
of thc great chief Gall, mighty fighting chief of the Sioux. It was Gall
who, while the Medicine Man, Sitting
Bull, Invoked the aid of the Indian
deities led his doughty warriors
against the Inferior forces of General
Custer and lt was he who directed the
ensuing massacre which forms one
of the darkest pages ot American history.
Young Gall helped direct all the
Indian sequences and led his red
brethren in the mock massacre, Just
as his grandfather actually did in the
real battle. Thanks to his help and
the Information he was able to give,
owing to his having heard Ills grandfather tell the story over and ovcr
again, Universal was able to show the
methods of the Indians ln a manner
which was historically correct and
which forms t|ie most interesting realistic bits of history ever shown on
the screen.
To show his appreciation of the
part which was given him In the production of one Qf Universale great-,t
pictures, young Gall presented to the
Universal City museum his most
treasured family possession, wrapped
in a buckskin, decorated with beads,
silver, and matrix turquoises, The
gift must have wrenched his heart,
but he was grateful and Sioux-like
gratitude entails suffering. His gift
was the very arrowhead whicli slew
the redoubtable Custer, "Chief Yellow
Hair," ns lio was called by the red
The arrow will he presented to a
National Museum by Carl Laemmle.
president of Universal.
Spirit of Original
"The Auctioneer"
Preserved in Film
Robert Kane's Special Called -Tlie
"' Big Parade of the Jiiivj-"
Unfolding the dramatic tale of tin-
Navy's part in the World War, "Convoy," Robert Kane's special, due on
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15,
at the Ilo Ilo Theatre, Is being talked
about in Now York as the "Big Parade of the Navy.'
The plot, taken from John Tatntor
Foote's story of a girl's sacrifice in
uncovering the German espionage
system in the United States at the outbreak of the war, is said to be one of
the most tense and unusual yarns
ever screened.
Dorothy Mackalll, Lowell Sherman,
Lawrence Gray, Buster Collier, Jr.,
and Ian Keith head un impressive
cast. Ernest Haller, best known for
his work on "Stella Dallas," "The
White Lily," and several of Kane's
latest productions, was In charge of
the camera. Charles Magulre and
Harry Oribbon assisted Boyle In the
direction and Robert Haas, treasurer
of the Kane enterprises, acted as art
Actual scenes of the Battle of the
North Sea between the British battle
squadrons and the German Grand
Fleet constitute one of the many highlights of the story.
day aiid Tuesday at the Ilo Ilo Theatre which we are certain will plaesc
which is "Blake of Scotland Yard."
It Is a mystery story which baffles the
most far-seeing patrons and you will
come back to aee the next episode as
you would follow a. thrilling novel In
any of the great magazines of today.
We cannot guarantee it to please
everyone, for that is impossible; but
the majority will take to it as a duck
takes to water. Hayden Stevenson,
the star of the "Leather Pushers,"
plays the role of Blake, famous detective of Scotland Yard. Another
notable of the cast Is Grace Cunard,
who played In "The Million Dollar
Mystery," some ten years ago, which
man.v consider the model of serials.
All that we ask Is that you come to
sec this serial on .Monday and Tuesday and after that il will be unnecessary to ask you.
Championship Fight to lie Shown al
Local   Theatre
saying, and the management Is making preparation to handle tbe throngs.
One feature that particularly appeals to fans is the condition ot
Tunney in the seventh round when
Dempsey, according to reports, nearly put his adversary to sleep when,
after aiming at the body for six
spasms, he suddenly sent a haymaker
to the head, catching the champion
off his guard in that quarter of his
anatomy. Dempsey followed the
wallop with several other blows as
Tunney reeled backward, taking a
long count of nine, but failed to do
further materiel-damage when Tunney—floored for the first time in his
ring career—clambered back to his
"Tlie Auctioneer," the quaint, appealing story of the life of Simon Levi,
which put David Warfield among the
foremost dramatic actors when presented on the New York stage by
David Belasco, comes to the Gaiety
Theatre on Monday and Tuesday,
Oct. 10th and lllh and to the Ilo Ilo
on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct.
12th and 13th.
In adapting this play to the screen
Fox Films has kept to the spirit of
the original, adding only those neces
sary touches to bring the story up to
date and to make It more Intimate
and appealing.
Alfred E. Green, who directed the
production, lost no opportunity to
bring in incidents that would strengthen the character of old Simon Levi,
the lovable auctioneer, nor did he
fall to take advantage ot every opportunity to make the picture more human and lifelike.
Union Bay    J
Many of our patrons have told ui
that our present serials arc not as
good as they were when tliey wcre
"kids," which Is only natural for a
child will take many scones at n fever
heat which adults think is so much
"bunk." But now we are going to
present a serial starting next Mon-
Whlle thousands of fans travelled
thousands of miles and paid high
prices to see the championship fistic
battle at Chicago a few days ago,
Cumberland people will be able to
slip around to the Ilo Ilo Theatre on
Wednesday and Thursday, October;
19th and 20th, and, for a moderate
price of admission, secure a view of
the entire encounter, with salient Incidents accentuated by slow motion.
The pictures reached Vaneouvor on
Friday and were submitted to (lie
censors for their O.K.
That there will bc enormous crowds
flocking to see this portrayal of the
"Battle of the Century" goes without
Mrs. N. Harwood and family of
Hornby Island, are spending a few
days with Mr. and Mrs. G. Harwood.
Roy Cairns Is also a patient in the
Cumberland Hospital. We are all
sorry to hear of his illness and trust
he will soon be well enough to come
Miss N. Sproul speut a few days at
Royston, the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
We were very sorry to hear that
Miss E. Fulcher had to undergo an
operation for appendicitis. We all
wish her a speedy recovery and hope
she will soon return home.
Mrs. 0. Bruce returned from Victoria on Wednesday, where she has
been visiting for some time.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Kerr returned home
on Monday. They have been visiting
relatives in Victoria, Vancouver and
Bellingham for the past two weeks.
Hard   Riding  Cowboy  and   Girl   of
.Hjsery  In •'Silent  llider"
"The Silent Rider," Hoot Gibson's
latest starring vehicle for Universal-
Jewel, which comes to the Ilo Ilo
Theatre on Monday and Tuesday.
October 10th and 11th and to the
Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday and
Tuesday, October 12th and 13th, is
the fastest moving and most thrilling
western of the year according to critics who have been able to see previews.
Gibson himself Is excellently cast
as a hard-riding cowboy who falls in
love with a mysterious girl who
comes to the Bar '/. ranch to wait on
table. Blanche Mehaffey ns the girl
displays histrionic talents hitherto
unknown even to her most loyal fans
and the rest of the featured cast is
correspondingly good.
Several thrilling stunts, new even
to the athletic Gibson, are enacted In
"Tho Silent Rider" and the action is
fast moving throughout with a logical
and pleasant ending.
The story is from Katherine New-
lin Burt's magazine story "The Red
Headed Husband' and the picture
was directed by Lynn Reynolds, who
handled the megaphone in the last
three Gibson features.
The picture was seven months In
the making and thousands of feet of
film taken thnt will never bc seen
by an audience. This was done in
order to assure absolute realism In
the fast action sequences.
The entire company of mors than
100 were on location at Lone Pine,
California, during a major portion of
the shooting.
At the ILO ILO
(Friday and Saturday (thi. week-end)
Hans—Love— Thrills!!
And a cast of thous
also No. 2 of
"The Collegians"
100% Entertainment
SRwraasas-^aas****,—»3si;- hhmkw asia---«=,*-—*^,=,t=,;=,s**;
Monday and Tuesday. Oct. 10-11
The most thrilling and unusual love story Hnot ever
made. The bravest cowpuncher that ever rode saddle,
madly in love with the wife of the most notorious outlaw in the West. Intrigue! Mystery! Suspense!
Lightning action! And rib-cracking, side-splitting
comedy throughout that'll make you weak from
also the first chapter of the serial
"Blake Of Scotland Yard"
the continued story of the screen
Wednesday-Thursday Oct. 12-13
K. <r
You'll laugh with "The Auctioneer."   You'll cry with
him.   And you'll love him.
The astounding success of  the  wizard of the stage
made into a still more astounding film by a genius of
the screen.
By all means see "Thc Auctioneer" ut least once.
with George Sydney
Marion Nixon and Gareth Hughes
also Comedy, "Hot Potatoe"
and variety, "Monarch of the Soil"
iaiairjaaa5*-'aa^**'a5S'*iQ-'^ PAGE SIX
FRIDAY,   OCTOBER  7th,   1937
For the Baby
Announcing the arrival of Baby Bunting's new clothes!
The season for warm cumt'y garments for Baby is
here and our large assortment of the many garments
desired has also arrived.
Baby's Suits in all-wool in two-tone effecs, sizes 2,
4 and 6 years.
Baby's Wool Sweaters, in shades of pink, peach,
blue and two-tone effects,  a real smart showing.
Baby's Wool Coats for 6 months lo 3 years, made in
the becoming styles—just for Baby.
Baby's Wool Shawls.    We have two assortments of
the finest and nicest shawls we have had the pleasure
of showing, both lines like hand made goods. See them.
Baby's Pantees. Why, of course, you want one or
two pairs of panties for the cold days.
Toques for Baby. Come and see our variety of
colorings. See the real hand-made goods. See the
silk lines.
Baby Stockings, in white, blue and pink.
Baby Bootees, most desirable for the new Baby.
Baby Blankets. A large showing with all the Baby
FOR BABY'S CLOTHES—Large or Small Babies.
COAL     —
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
David Hunden, Junr.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
a*--     PROMPT ATTENTION     *m
Personal Mention
.Miss Hannah Harrison spent lust
week-end in Nanaimo.
Mr. Archer, branch manager of
First National Pictures of Vancouver,
visited Cumberland this week.
.Mrs. McBryde left on Tuesday
I morning's train en route to Vancouver
| where she will spend a short vacation.
Mrs. Thomas Bickle returned to her
home in Victoria on Friday lust after
spending a lew days' visit as the guest
of Mr. alld Mrs. Edward W. Bickle.
Mr. J. G. Millichamp, representing
John W. Peck Co., of Vancouver, visited Courtenay and Cumberland lasl
Mrs. Thomas Graham and Miss Janet Graham left on Friday morning for
Victoria. They will also spend souk-
time in Vancouver and Seattle, making in all a two weeks' vacation.
The many friends of Billy Merrlfleld, Jnr., will be happy to know
tha the is recovering as well as can
be expected from his recent appendicitis operation.
Mr. J. M. Sterling, representing thu
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, of London, with headquarters at Vancouver, is In town this
Mr. and Mrs. Treen, Mr. Hector
Treen and Mr. John Richardson were
visitors to Nanaimo on Wednesday.
Mr. Hector Treen purchased a purebred Alsatian dog. which he brough,
back with him on Wednesday.
Next Sunday at 4 p.m., the llrsl
meeting of the Adult Bible and Problem Society will be held In tlle Anglican Hall. All interested are cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. James Murray and
daughter, of West Cumberland, re
turned to tlieir home on Wednesday
evening, after attending the funeral
of Mr. Murray's mother, which took
place in Nanaimo on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. It. Jenkins is spending a vacation in Victoria, going by motor car
on Wednesday last. He expects to
return this week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. McKinnon spent
last   week-end  in  Vancouver,  where A
they  visited   with  tlielr  son   Findlay
McKinnon, who was returning toj^fSl
Oregon Agricultural College, where I "
he is  taking a  Forestry course.
Mrs. G. J. Richardson, of Maryport
Avenue, left for Victoria this morning, where she will spend the next few
days visiting friends.
Leland Harrison returned to town
on Friday last, and will resume his
studies ni lhe Cumberland High
Lieut. Col. C, W. Villiers, Generul
Manager ot the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, arrived In town
on Monday last.
Mrs. A. Haywood and Miss A. Haj-
wood returned from victoria on Friday last. Miss Haywood has completed a course in hairdressing.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson and
daughter Ella, of Cassidys, were visitors in Cumberland over the weekend.
Mr. alld Mrs. G. W. Clinton and Miss
E. Chambers left Thursday morning
on a short vacation to be spent at
Harrison  Hot  Springs."*
BORN—To    Mr.    and    Mrs.    Gordon
Cavin, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, on Monday. October 3rd. 1927,
a daughter.
BIRTH—On -Friday. Sepember 30, to
Mr. and Mrs. Tom. Eccleston, Jr.. at
the Cumberland General  Hospitnl.  a
No. 20833— "Sweet Marie" Foxtrot
No. 20847— "Swanee Shore" Foxtrot
No. 20830—  "Paradise Isle"   Waltz
No. 20838— "When Day Is Done" Pipe Organ
No. 20825— "Broken Hearted" Aileen Stanley
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall Kodak Store
The Women's Benefit Association
will hold a whist drive In tlle Fraternal Hall on Thursday, October 13th,
commencing at 8:15 p.m. Good prizes
and refreshments served. Admission
25c.    Everybody welcome. Ml ■'":
The FirstDosc
Relieves thc Coup-h
fAnd there ar* 40 dotet in tV
76-cent bottle I Pletsant to tak*
•nd instant in action tn every kind
of Cold. Bellevet Bronchitii, Croup
and Whooping Cough.    Prevent!
"Flu" and Pneumonia.  Eaata irri-
tated throats. Buy"Buckley'i". Sold
by all druggists and guaranteed.
W. K. Buckley. Limited,
142 Mutual  St.,  Torente 2 .
k BUS!"-.!!** j
^h^ ■ alqle alp provta ll   VI aW
OUC per pound
Comox Creamery
Courtenay, B. C.
ln loving memory of our dear son who
passed nwny October 3rd. 11122.
Today recalls the memory
Of u loved one gone to rest.
And those who think of him today, ■
Are those who loved him best.
The flowers we lay upon his grave
May wither and decay,
But the love for him that lies beneatn
Wlll never fade away.
Sadly missed by Father. Mother. Sisters and Brother.
Mr. nnd Mrs. David Walker.
Cwnberlud, B. C.
;        Ht Class Acceonunodation
Come! All Ye Epicureans, (or
here you will find food to suit
the most fastidious.
;   Phone 15
Phone 15
Featured by an exceptionally attractive cover design, the first of a
series of outdoor paintings from the
brush of the well known Canadian
artist. Major Allan Brooks, the October issue of Rod and Gun and Canadian
Silver Fox News has just been published. The issue contains many interesting articles and stories having
to do with hunting and fishing trips
in various parts of Canada, while the
regular departments of angling, shooting, Outdoor Talk, kennel and trapping contain much useful Information on the latest development In
Ihelr respective branches.
A complete verbatim report of the
proceednlg ol the annual meeting of
tlie Canadian National Silver Fox
Breeders, Association is included ln
this month's Issue of Canadian Silver
Fox News. In addition, there are several splendid articles on various
points of the rapidly growing industry.
Rod and Gun and Canadian Silver
Fox News is published monthly by
W. J. Taylor Limited, Woodstock, Ont.
Japanese Injured
J. Pniayama was Injured at No. 4
mine last Wednesday. The accident
was caused by a fall of coal. Pata-
yama Is now at the Cumberland General  Hospital.
An automobile party consisting of
the Misses 1. and G. McFadyen, McKinnon, Gallivan and Till, left this
afternoon for Nanaimo. Misses Gallivan and Till will spend the week-end
in Vancouver, while Miss McFadyen
Mr. John Murray, snr., and family
take this opportunity of thanking
their many friends in Cumberland for
their very kind expressions of sympathy and for floral tributes received
on the deatli of a loving wife and
(Another Essex
Every other day or so you'll see another new ESSEX
in town!
Satisfied owners tell their friends and their friends
try them out, and once they've tried   them, the
Phone for a demonstration.
Motors, Limited
Agents, Comox District.
Phone 25 Phone 25
City Meat
Our Meats   are  the best,
GOTwnrjwntA|nsp^ed Bee?
Let a trial order prove this
to you
Wet Weather
is coming on—let us call
for and deliver your ordera
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatra
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber A Halrdrtuer
Ladles' hair cut, any itylt 60c
Children's hair cut any ityle ISe
| Our Dining Room offers good lood,
I good sorvtce,  reasonable charges.
! King George Hotel
Dental Surgeon
Ofllce Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Thaatre


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