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 THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER     f
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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
olXTH  YEAR—No.  2.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA       FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1927.
fi3n& SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
YoungSoriOfMr.   I
And Mrs. J. Frelone
Died Sunday Last
Much sympathy is heing extended
Mr. and Mrs. John Frelone and family, of thia city, in their • recent
bereavement, Raymond, their ten-j
month-old son having passed away'
last Sunday. The funeral was held |
Tuesday afternoon from the family I
residence, and after a short service j
in the Catholic Church, interment was
made in the Catholic Cemetery, Rev.
Father Beaton officiated.
The following floral tributes are J
gratefully acknowledged by lhe family: ;
Wreaths—Father, Mother, Brothers
and Sister; Aunt .Mary, Uncle Victor,!
and cousins Valda, Norman and Lena;
Aunt Lena and Uncle Louis; Cousins j
Lena and Josie; Mrs. M. Cavellero
and family; Mr. and'Airs. J. Dueca'
and family; Mrs. Marocchi Sr.; and'
Mr. and Mrs. S. Marocchi and family.
Crosses—Mr. and Mrs. J. Raga, anil J
Mr. and Mrs. John Marocchi.
Sprays—Mr. and Mrs. A. Morillo,
Mr, and Mrs. A. Bon on. Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Bonora.
NOTICE
I beg to say, that for the convenience of the Public my Law Offlce at
Courtenay will be open every day,
Wednesdays only excepted, during my
attendance at the ensuing Session,
and that I will be in personal attendance at each week-end. Those desiring to get in touch with me may do
so at the Office.
2-5 P. P. Harrison, M.L.A.
SATURDAY IMNCES
ARE STILL POPULAR
SMALL VOTE RECORDED
AT ELECTION THURSDAY
FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES
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MRS. MacNAUGHTON HEADS POLL BY LARGE MAJORITY
WELSH QUARTETTE TO
PRESENT CONCERT IN
"Getting better with age" Is a new
slogan adopted by the management of
the old time dances every Saturday
night in the Ilo-llo hall, and lt certainly Is proving an apt one. One
usually looks for a "slump" in social
life after the Christmas jollity, but
Ihese (lances are drawing the crowds
in even greater volume than before
the holidays. Be one of the many In
attendance tomorrow night and enjoy
yourself with old-time or the latest
dances as you prefer! Both are given
equal prominence by the special orchestra, so that neither young or old
need lie disappointed. Dancing starts
at 9 o'clock and continues until midnight, with 50c as the gentlemen's
admission fee and 10c for ladies.
UNITED CHURCH HERE
Lovers of good musk-, and lliei-e are
many in Cumberland, will lie given
a treat next Friday nigiil Ihe equal
of which has not fallen to their lol
for many long months, whon the
Welsh Quartette, of Nanaimo, will
present one of liieir unsurpassed
programmes In Cumberland United
Church. The concert will commence
at 8 p.m. sharp and patrons would lie
well advised to purchase their tickets
early. These are already on sale ai
r>0 cents eacli.
The Welsh Quartette is too well-
known throughout the Province as a
vocal organization to give its history
In these columns; suffice il to say
that the members arc Dan Jones, tenor; Charles Griffith, tenor; Thomas
Lewis, baritone; and Italpli Jones,
bass. Assisting tlie quartette will be
Mrs. George Muir. soprano, and Miss
Jean Smith, contralto, both of Xaiiaimo. who come to Cumberland with a
deservedly excellent reputation. Miss
Smith gained renown for herself when
she carried off first honors at the
recent music festival in Vancouver—
no mean feat. Mr. George Aubley,
Well-known pianist, will act during
tho evening as accompanist for the
above artists.
Once again be" advised to secure
your tickets early, and remember that
the date is Friday. January 21st.
Cumberland I'nlted Church is situated
on Pendrlth and First Street, near the
Public Schools.
li i: A II E It 8 I
Phone, mail or brjng your club and
organization activities and personal
Items to the ofiice of the Islander. If
you ure interested in lt, It's news, and
Thc Islander wants to print the news.
PING PONG AT NANAIMO
Illness Proves Fatal
To Japanese Youth
After being seriously 111 in the Cumberland General Hospital for over a
week, Minora, lii-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. Tahara, passed away at
ID o'clock Monday morning. Thc
Japanese youth was a promising pupil
of Mr. Murray's entrance class In the
Cumberland Schools and was exceedingly popular with his Occidental
school-mates, who will keenly feel his
absence. Many expressions of sympathy have been extended the parents
by Aliuoi'u's wide circle of friends.
Tlie funeral was held Monday afternoon, interment taking place in tiie
Japanese Cemetery. Among those in
attendance were Mr. Apps and Mr.
Murray, principal and vice-principal
respectively of the local public school,
and Mr, Hardie of the High School
teaching staff.
Nomination and election days, held respectively on Monday
and Thursday of this week, were not fraught with the usual excitement and keen interest which one expects and which the old
timer dearly loves to see in civic contests. In fact, if it hadn't
been for an extra nomination to the School Board there would
have been no election at all, as all other aspirants to ofiice went
in by acclamation on nomination day. It was thought, and also
hoped by many, that there would be a fight in the altiermanic and
police commissioner field, but Mr. John Thompson disappointed
many of the old timers when he withdrew after being nominated
as a candidate for both these positions.
FQllowing are the numbers of vacancies on the respective
boards and the names of those who will fill them during 1926 as
a result of going in by acclamation on nomination day:
Mayor—Alex. Maxwell  (1 year.)
Aldermen—Charles J. Parnham (1
year), Thomas H. Mumford (1 year),
Willis P. Symons (1 year). John Ledlngham (2 years). John Williams (2
years), William Henderson (2 years).
Police Commissioners—Mayor Maxwell, chairman; Charles J. Parnham
(lyear), John Ledlngham  (2 years).
School Trustees—Alexander MacKinnon (1 year), Eliza F. Banks (1
year), Mary D. MacNaughton (2
years). William Henderson (2 years).
Daniel Bannerman (2 years).
Mrs. II. (i. Russell Fussed Ami}
J. W. McKenzie
Becomes Mayor
For Second Term
Mayor—Alexander Maxwell.
Aldermen- (3 wanted)—John Ledlngham, John Williams, and William
Henderson Jr.
Police Commissioner (1 wanted)—
John Ledlngham.     •
Mrs. MncNuiiglitoii Heads Poll
The Scliool Board, however, made
an election a necessity when four
candidates were nominated for three
positions. Ballots were cast yesterday at the City Hall, but owing to the
heavy snow fall, little Interest was
taken, being reflected In the small
vote cast. Following are the results,
the three names in black-face type
being declared elected:
Mnry I). .HnoNiiuglitmi   JO
William Henderson Jr.  68     After a long and ,)ainfu, ulne89 o(
Daniel Bannerman  48 j almost four years, Mrs. H. G. Russell
John C. Brown   31 j died In  Vancouver on Friday  night.
Only 81 votes in all were cast, and Mrs. Hussell, who was only in her
of this number It Is interesting to 134th year, was a native daughter of
note that Mrs. MacNaughton secured j Comox. She leaves to mourn her loss
a total of 70. John C. Brown, the un- j UOr husband, three sons, Quentin, age
successful candidate, was chairman of slx, .\orman, age Ave. and Donald,
last year's board, but It is«the will of i three; her father, Mr. W. A. Matthew-
the voters that he retire this year in- 8on and three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Ard-
favor of .Mr., Bannerman, a newcomer iey now of Powell niver, Mrs. Rennl-
In Cumberland's civic life. Both Mrs. • „(,„ of Sandwick and Mrs. Anthony
MacNaughton and Mr. Henderson. 0f Vancouver. The funeral service
were members of the board last year ' was held at the United Church at
a,so' '■ Sandwick on Tuesday, the Rev. W. A.
All Ofllce* Are Filled iAlcxan<,er officiating. The pall bear-
| ers were Messrs. Robbie and Harold
The complet" list of municipal office ' Grant. Walter Pritchard, Harold Rad-
holders in  Cumberland for tlle year  ford, T. Knight and W. Kirby.
1927 (and thoie for 1928) are as foi-j    Much sympathy is extended to tlle
lows: bereaved husband and relatives.
NOTICE
CitniKlliiii Legion, U.K. Service League
A Meeting of the Canadian Legion,
Cumberland Branch, will be held on
Sunday, January 16th. at 8:30 p.m. in
the Memorial Hall.
BUSINESS—Election of officers. All
those who have paid membership fees
are especially requested to attend and
receive membership badge and card.
All ex-service men welcome.
FIRE DESTROYS
"HIS PEOPLE" FILM
Owing to the dim "His People,'
whicli should have been shown at the
Ilo-llo Ibis week-end, being destroyed
by fire before reaching Cumberland,
tlle management has been fortunate
in being able to secure a powerful
drama—"The Marriage Clause." Blllle Dove and Francis X. Bushman
appear In the title roles, supported by
a strong cast. The picture Is dramatic all the way through and Miss Dove
has never -done better work. The
same might be said of Francis X.
Uuslinian; he really .acts—he does not
pose. Press reports acclaim "The
Marriage Clause" as one of the best
of ihe season.
Bevan Crib Club
Defeats Men's Club
In lhe district crlbbage league,
lievan defeated the Cumberland Men's
Club by 50 points to 48. The locals,
however, got sweet revenge ln tlie
indoor football game played immediately after tlle crlbbage games, winning by a score of 7 goals to 4.
There was a large, turnout of members of both clubs and a most enjoyable time was spent. During the
evening the Bevan members served
delectable refreshments.
NOTICE
A report appearing in the Nanaimo
F*'#e Press of Tuesday last said that
"St. Paul's were defeated last night
for the first time in two seasons by
tlic Fairvlew team, 9 games to 7. The
match was pretty close as the score
Indicates and some exciting games
were witnessed." On tlie Fnlrview
team we noticed the names of Four-
acre and .Michel, two former Cimilier.-
land boys. Frankly speaking, we are
amazed tllat Ihese two gentlemen
should take up Ping-Pong In preference lo the other Indoor loiniis game
—Badminton. Some, but only a few,
critics in Cumberland have called
Badminton a "sissy" game. We wonder what those same critics would
call Plng-Pong?
A few  nights ago the writer saw
two  hefty  Cumberland  residents  In
the act of wielding a Badminton racquet.   They wcre  having a game ofj
singles,  n   16-point  game,  and  they
stood at 11 all. the winner eventually j
coming out by the close score of 16- j
14.     At   the   conclusion   both   were
bathed   In   persplrntoln,  and  not  because they were not in shape,   Bolli'
men get a lot of exercise each day at
No. 4 Mine.
No friend:-. Badminton is not a
"sissy" game, but preserve us from
Plng-Pong.
Very little enthusiasm was shown
yesterday at Courtenay on tlle occasion of the election for aldermen.
.Mr. J. W. McKenzie Jr. goes In by
acclamation for a second term as
mayor, and Mr. F. W. Kerton, who
retired as school trustee, was also reelected without opposition.
For the three vacant places on the
council there were five nominations.
The following Is the result of the first
count, and owing to the sickness of
the clerk, Jlr. C. S. Wood, tlle official
count will not be made for 2 or 3
days, although It Is anticipated that
no change from the following figures
will be found:
E. ti. MncIIonnld  88
H. E. Wallis  o«
Dalton ( million*  66
Theed  Pearse    64
Geoffrey A. Kirk   42
Messrs. .McDonald. Wallls and Cudmore  elected.
The presenl severe weather and
resulting sickness is having an effect
on the attendance at the local school.
Today. Friday,* about 200 scholars
only answered the roll, whilst two of
the teachers, Miss Hunden and Miss
A '-y are feeling thc effects of 'flu.
Mr. Ii. E. .Murray was also absent
from his duties nt Ihe early part of
the week, but Is back on the job today, feeling sort of seedy but doing
his darndest to "carry on."
On account of so much sickness In
and .i round the District, the committee of the F.O.E. Social Club has decided to cuiicel the monthly Whist
Drive and Social billed for the 18th
Inst., until a future date.
T. CARNEY, Chairman
Annual Meeting
Of Cumberland
Library Board
The annual general meeting of the
Cumberland Public Library Board
was held iu the Athletic Club building on Monday evening last with the
president, A. J. Taylor, occupying tlie
chair. The work of the board during
the past twelve months was outlined
by Mr. Taylor, the mooting being very
enthusiastic over the work accomplished. •"■Oflicers elected for the coining term.are: President, A. J. Tuylor;
vice-president, George Apps; sec'y-
treasurcr. Robt. Strachan; Executive,
J. Robb, F. Marttn, .1. Vernon-Jones
and George Shearer.
A suggestion was bruught forward
that the library board meet ut least
every three months, and also arrange
meetings with the Literary committee
of the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association.
ENTRIES ASKED FOR
TOURNAMENTS AT
ATHLETIC CLUB
ln keeping with a cusiom established some years ago, the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association is at present making plans for
Its annual tournaments in crlbbage,
Indoor quoits, billiards and snooker.
All entries are asked to be in the
hands of the secretary before the
end of this month so tliat the tournaments may get under way by the first
of February. It is understood, of
course, that entries are restricted to
members only.
This year the Club has decided to
award only flrst and second prizes
and these will be ?]!) and $5 respectively In each tournament.
PIONEERS REVIVE
MEMORIES OF OLD DAYS
Trap Shooting
May Be Enjoyed
Here In Future
Being a Commentary on Current Topics
By E. o. R.
SAINT VALENTINE
OLD TIME DANCE
THE FLU EPIDEMIC
The one topi:: of conversation now-
a-days Is abort the epidemic of influenza which is attacking every
household without fear or favor. No
home appears free from the virulent
attentions of tiese loving little germs
that are floating around the Province
at large. Doctors are kept on the
move all the time. The position can
be likened to that of open war-fare.
The Divisional headquarters of the
Medical profession are kept In touch
with the situs tion day and night. If
lt Isn't a pi one message with an
S.O.S. from West Cumberland, it is
sure to be one from tlle New Town-
site. Mothers are found frantically
opening fire on the Invader with the
batteries of mustard plasters, poultices and the like, whilst Fathers are
taking this as an opportunity of fortifying themselves witli a little drop
of that "good cheer" which warms
the heart, and as they contend, kills
tlle germs. Tile Drug Store Is kept
busy rushing up tlle supplies ordered
by Divisional Headquarters, whilst
the parsons a e going the rounds of
the trenches dispensing cheerfulness
as for as lies within their power.
Everybody hai. been "called to arms.'*
It Is a Community affair, and hacked
up by column i sense, fortified by an
atmosphere ot cheerfulness (pretty
hard at times when one is snivelling
at the nose) and with a strict obcdl-
|ence to the Doctors' orderB the in-
j vader will soon be repelled, and we
' shall once more be at peace, and looking round for some other topic to
discuss over our tea tables and in
dally life.
Tlie W. A. of Holy Trinity Anglican
Church wlll hold a Valentine Old
Time Dance on Friday, February 11.
from 8 to 12 p.m. in the Anglican hall.
Refreshments will he served. Admission BOc. Please come and bring
a  friend.
THE .SCHOOL  PLAY-
GROUND EQUIPMENT
When Spring comes along, and it
is nice lo know thut It is on the way.
one of the happiest sights will bc to
see the school children making use of
the playground equipment During
winter there Is not thc same Inclination or opportunity for doing so. but
with   wormcr   weather   nnd   sunnier
days It will be a case of "flrst conic
flrst served." Then will be the time
for proper care and supervision to be
exercised, for in the keenness anil
rush to find places on swings, rings,
slide or horizontal bar there may be
a danger of accidents. But with careful handling of the children nothing
need occur to mar their pleasure and
games. It was a far-sighted policy
that prompted the Scliool Trustees to
provide this equipment for tlie playground, for In doing so they are keeping abreast of thc times. In any of
the big cities will bo seen similar
equipment in the public playgrounds,
and It provides an outlet for organized
games and exercise amongst the
children which ls otherwise lacking.
One feels that in time the general
public will realize more fully the
benefit of these methods through
Which children can be developed
physically, and ono knows that the
teachers are only too ready lo help in
tho supervision and organization of
games. The thing is to avoid all unnecessary accidents. In avoiding
these criticism and adverse comment
wlll have no place.
TIIE MOMTKEAL DISASTER
Talking of accidents, nothing In
recent years has created so mucli
horror and at the same lime so much
sympathy as that terrible disaster in
Montreal when 71! children perished
iu a panic caused by a lire in a moving picture theatre. One can easily
realize the heartbroken grief of Ihe
parents who lost their little ones, ami
the almost hysterical joy of those who
found their children alive. Tito fire
and Its origin Is sure to be made the
subject of a strict enquiry, but from
tlie newspaper reports it would seem
that most of the children were there
contrary lo the law in having no
guardians or friends with them.
There are those who at once will be
only to ready with the remark "Oh.
where does God come In? If he Is a
loving God why did he permit this?*'
(Continued oo Page Two)
The Cumberland Rod and Gun Club
Intends to go in for clay bird shooting very extensively this coming year.
This was decided at the annual general meeling held in the Athletic Club
on Sunday, last- Olllcers elected for
the ensuing term were: Mr. R. Coe,
president;- Wll, W. Williams, vice-
presldont; Mr, J. L. Brown, secretary; Mr. Geo, Richardson, treasurer;
Messrs. II. Strachan. Joe Horbury, S.
Williams Sr., and D. Jnmes were
appointed as a committee to take
charge of iho fishing competitions for
the year. Messrs. W. Merrlfleld, W.
Gordon and J. L. Brown were appointed as a committee to secure suitable
grounds for trap shooting.
Mr. J. Horbury presented Mr. Sam
Williams, Sr., with a line fishing rod.
donated by tlie Piket Electric Co., of
Courtenay, for catching thc largest
trout during tlic fishing competitions
of last year. The winning trout was
weighed in at Iteece's Boat House on
August iluli and weighed ii lbs., 9 oz.
THE Q. T.'s TO HOLD
DANCE JANUARY 28
The attendance af the annual reunion of Pioneers of Comox Valley
wa« not as large as In former years.
due no doubt to the severe weather
and tbe prevalence of 'flu in the district. The Gaiety Theatre, however,
where the celebration took place, waa
comfortably filled, as Mr. Robt Swan
and Mrs. Tom Piercy. both of Denman
island, led ttie grand march in fine
style and soon everyone was engaged
in reviving memories of by-gone jerseys, polkas, schottische, lancers.
ripple and minuet lo the tunes tbat
stirred pulses on dance-floors, twenty,
thirty, forty years ago.
Mr. Chas. Parnham led the band
[and he was supported by Messrs.
! Dave Roy, Harry .Murdoch, Les Moody
■ and Rowers. Mr. .Murdoch came all
the way from Powell River to offer
| his services and Mr. Rowers from
' DUncan and right merrily did they
: give the old airs and dances.
j Speeches from .several of the old
[timers were thoroughly enjoyed, the
| guests of the evening then adjourned
to the supper room where the Canadian Daughters League served dainty
I refreshments. Whilst tbe older oue.s
! were haying refreshments, the young-
j er took the dance floor, dancing being
I kept up until early morning.
The annual banquet of the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association
will be held on .Saturday. January 15,
at the Waverly Hotel.
The "Q, T.'s" a club formed of
young ladies of Cumberland, intend
holding a special dance in the Ilo-llo
hall ou Friday. January 28th. This
is the lirst dance put on this season
by this popular club and something
special  is  promised  for patrons.
Admission will be 75c for gentlemen and 25c for ladies. Jimmy
Walker's Paramount Orchestra will
supply the music. Watch for further
announcements,
CHINAMAN WILL BE
PAYING   SLIEST
FOR THREE .MONTHS
Finis was written here during the
week to the case of Vlch Shing, Chinese  farmer of  Horn by   Island,   who
was arrested last September by Corporal Matthews and Constable Kenton
I of the Provincial  Police for heing In
'possession  of an  illicit  still ami 600
gallons of rice mash.    A charge was
j laid by tbe Customs department under
the   Inland   Revenue   Act   for   having
jin possession mash suitable for the
! manufacture of spirituous liquor and
i Vick Shing was sentenced by Magistrate   Reever   Potts,   of   Nanaimo,   to
j 3 months and a (S00 fine.
i    An appeal was made to the County
, Court  and  was heard  here by Judge
•Barker, also of Nanaimo,   The appeal
p was disallowed, however, and  Magistrate Reever Potts' original sentence
I will be carried out,
"The Marriage Clause," Ilo-llo Theatre, this Friday-Saturday PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  AT CUMBERLAND, ll. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
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FRIDAY.  JANFAIIY
THE OLD MAID     Since  .*.V     ifear's   [ay we
have had  thr pa, at
our kitchen door.    We do nol  ;    I       li
the return of the tramp, that patheti    figure of
by-gone days.   In this Ian I, th       is     ry little
excuse for a homeless man.    .'>
offer but poor reason foi his t the
miniated and homeless woman, v brows ma;
never be crowned with th   cai is o    h     ehold
authority, claims not our pity, but our . sp it and
admiration.      Because   it is not   ala;     her Caull
that she has no home of her	
family duties have kefft her   ing]      id thfii
times she hasn't been- asked to ruk . home
by a man she felt she could trust,
these unselfish and devoted Iii *hi h !■ in
single harness and carry ao ' 'fully life'i burdens and cares, with noni iful incentives to duly which animate the mi ried
sister.
The bachelor girl may never havi an; cigai
stumps to pick off the piano, no p ■ ■:.
off tho window sill, no muddy foot trucks to brush
from the hall rug, no oul to whom        can glad!
give up the easy chair and the
one for whom to get up in the     Id wi il r* mornings and build the fires, she to ha     i   bi
of those joys that make hi i m:       d ,;i. te   , I
a song-
Sometimes when we look at on of thi . o"sy.
cheeked bachelor girls with her p rman nt wave
and her nude silk stockings we pity : ■-. Shi
may never know what it is to stai     . g  *
range baking* pan cakes or to see the .'1 o
has given her his name for the c o*w li of li
splitting his face over half a A •    '■ ■*•* -'-*1
and well-kept bachelor gin is starving '• ■* ■ *
pie; Oh no.   She can and di is     I plenl
But for the love of some truehei   edi m-
an's   sympathetic,   depend n usting
feeds on love, and her life, her i. '■ voice is
never roused to the broadest, ': 11 I pacity for
expression and action, until she ha   ble led ; nd
filled some man's life with the measureless richness of her maiden love, and then found strands
of hair from some other woman's head on the
lapel ol his coat.
The home is the realm where the man is great.
There he is king or royal consort anyhow. If He
isn't governor, he is lieutenant-governor. He is
always sure of some place in the administration
though it bc nothing more than the adjustment
of charge accounts.
So here's to the bachelor girl, the successor to
the old maid of the past. She wants, what she
wants when she wants it and she gets it, too.
We don't blame her for preferring a nice type-
! writer desk to a kitchen sink, lhe only- drawback is the substitution of a hot water bottle for
a man's nice, broad, warm back as a resting place
for cold feet on a winter's night- Isn't it the
i ruth, girls?
HORSE SENSE A good way to start the new
year is to determine to live
within your income, to curb your extravagances
and lo save something each week.
People thrive on thrift and this means that
they work diligently and save systematically.
Every week steal a certain sum from your generous or improvident nature. Once upon a time
you lived on less than $20 a week. Gradually
your income increased and your outgo increased
proportionately, and here is where you started to
slip.
The man or woman who draws down a good
salary and cannot seem to save a cent should put
a confidential padlock on his check book. Many
rich men have found it a good plan to keep their
pocket money down so low that the lack of funds
makes them think. If you carry much cash in
your pocket, it is pretty good proof that you are
:i spender.
If you would enjoy the respect of those who
know you and sleep well at night, you will follow
this simple rule: Do not buy what you cannot
afford and thus be able to pay your debts promptly and save systematically for the future. Some
one may call you a tightwad, but you had better
be called a tightwad than a damphool.
"How to
-a great
A book has been published entitled
Live Longer," It ought to be popular
many of us are short all our lives.
*   »   *   *
Sometimes when opportunity knocks at a
man's door he doesn't hear it because he is doing
so much knocking himself.
Where King Carnival Holds Sway
Through The
Telescope
IContlnuecl from Page One)
Uut it is a conclusive fact that whei'e
the law is broken, whether It be
Divine or man-made, there is hound
to be the penalty, and it ia not always
the guilty who suffer. In this case,
luiril as it may seem to say it, parents,
guardians and owners of the theatre
are primarily responsible. It has
nothing to do with Ood. The civic
law was broken and at last the penalty lias been paid. But at what a
price! The generous offer of the
Montreal theatres to provide a large
sum for making restitution for the
loss ls splendid, but nothing can compensate for the presence of the little
lives so tragically wiped out tn bo
short a space of time. At moments
like this all one's sympathy, jirayers
nnd love should go out to those
French Canadian parents In their
heart broken grief. The culmination
of this tragedy should mako everyone
all the more careful to respect the
law, even if they may not always
agree with it. Disrcpect and disre
gard will, in the long run, have Its
price to pay.
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TKAIIK REVIVAL IN GT. BRITAIN
AND THE CRISIS IN CHINA
The amazing "come back" to a
period of prosperity in the Old Country after that long and weary coa.
strike once again emphasizes the
truth that Great Britain Is far from
being "done." Over alld over agali
lias the common-sense of her peopK
prevailed, much to the astonishment
of the world at large, and, may it hi
said, to their secret admiration. Ni
sooner, however, Is one task solved
than another takes its place. Tin
situation in China at Hankow is one
that might well try the temper of any
Nation, and the policy of conciliation
recently announced by Gt. Britain':-
statesmen is being tried to the full.
CAR for HIRE
At The Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22
See Geo. Mason
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Upper—The  1,'
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parly   al    I.)
melon
•Special holiday festivities at C  ...... i, Incl a
superb fireworks display at the Chateau Frontenac opened the two months «v ntei i ason
programme of thr Pro * ' a . CItj
These continued all C -..I *
ed on Decembei 30 bj iriati
ski competition in which two entries
entries from McGill, Loyola and Univi *  *   n
real at Montn al, Ottawa 0     ge  ..*
Laval Univi rsttj ol Qui bei, coi
cross  couniiy   iki  race    nd   it,   ski  ju
former was won bj .'■. ':. I and I ie lal la
while Loyola a 10 wot   tli    Fi on   - ac Win ts
Club trophy for the best i ■ . ot point In Un
competition.
Tne opening ol  tl Y       wns
hockey games in one of which  Princeton Un vers
played  a  Quebec team   Sons  of   Ireland, ,;:
defeated.    There   *  re  ilso  b b-sl   1  races and  ski
loring.
Continuance ol weather and favorable
conditions have In        - ntcr sports well
their strid" and aft* hi first / . in invasion I,;.
the Dr. Tozier party of about 270 penph ti m I. ton
there came a further d    :enl of irists from
various states ir the Uni the keen
Invigorating air and exblli ting sport offered in
such abundance.    Both  th ling
parties put  up a!  tlie Clia
ual groups from across thi Jine ar
list of guests and It
Tours are scheduled lo arrive at Q mth
The combination  of I al
the Chateau Fronti nai  i   th    ■■ ei
sports   right   at   tin-   d	
hostel   accounts   for   *..
Skiing enn be Indulgi r. disco n
fort as skis may 1«- nu» hen  n i
stops   rlghl   out   on   to even un    and
jumos.      Skating   i-    atered  I Bhat  is
located  right un thc ia i   Dufferiu Terrace onto
I pper  kit—Sklere at  Bxltlefleldj  Perk.  Quebec.      turner right
I
which tlie hotel opens, A half-mile toboggan run,
brilliantly illuminated at night, sends the devotees
.f 'his form of sport whizzing at a 00-mile an hour
clip straight up to the main entrance of the hotel,
t bene are only a few of the winter pleasures so
lavishly furnished.
For those who prefer to take their outings more
■erlously and with a greater expenditure of energy,
excursions on snow-shoes or skis have been arranged
which will carry the enthusiast to places famous in
history, such as Sta. Anne de Beaupre, the Montmorency Falls, and across thc ice bridge over the
St. Lawrence to the Island of Orleans.
High lights in the winter sports programme take
in international hockey matches, of which Princeton-
Sons of Ireland is a fair example. The same Quebec
team will also meet a team from Dartmouth University The big noises are, however, two. February I) and 7 sees the holding of the International
Snowshoe Union during which world and Canadian
Championship snowshoe races will be run. It is expected that nearly 3,000 uniformed snowshoers will
be present from all over Canada and the United
States. All sorts of old-world French-Canadian
customs and unique features will distinguish thia
■vent
Following the Mardi'Gras festival and carnival on
February 16 the International Dog Derby wil] bo
held February 18-19-20. It will cover 135 miles in
-ill and will be over a distance of 45 miles a day.
Many teams from Eastern and Western Canada, from
lit New England States, and even as far as Chicago
are scheduled to take part
The Curling Bonspiel week and oncn champion-
lop Bob Sled races will bring the season to a con-
elusion February 27. One of the most popular
"■a'ures of recent years Is the team of husky-dogs
under the guidance of Arthur Beauvais the' well-
known Indian guide, and led by the redoubtable
'Mountle", which takes passengers for long mushes
ti is country and which are sometimes used te pull
ski-ers,
' SYNOPSIS OF
LANDACTAHENDMENTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may he pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years ot age,
and hy aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
j "How to Pre-empt Lund," copies of
which cau be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
j Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Hi-cords will be granted coveriug
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
Range,
Applications for pre-emptions are
to he addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, iu which the land applied for
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies ot which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tiniberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of lirst-class (arable) land Is 15
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land ii.an per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands in given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
Umber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, tlie conditions Including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveycd areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may bo leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act lhe Province Is divided Into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grating permits are issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
mny form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
From this distance It Is difficult to
size up the whole matter, and one
would need to be on the spot to really
visualize it. Behind It all there is
probably the strength of tills "Movement of Youth" which is stirring all
countries In the East, although despatches indicate that the root of the
whole trouble lies with the Bolshevlc
propaganda and funds. Be that as
it may, Gt. Britain's troubles are
evidently not over with, and one
hopes that here, as in other cases,
open diplomacy and a genuine desire
to do what is right and fair will confound the politics of her enemies.
P. P. Harris hi, M.L.A,
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenny      ——■      Phone  258
Local Offlce
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone   115R  or   24
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Puffed Wheat and Rice, 2 for .*...   .35
Red Arrow Crackers, per pkg 25
Sun-Maid Raisins, 2 pkgs. for  35
Bulk Raisins, per pound  15
Royal Yeast Cakes, each  08
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Heinz' Tomato Soup, 2 for 25
Peanut Butter, .per tin  20
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Potatoes, 100-pound sack   225
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Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
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DOMINION CHAMPIONS
ERNEST PRICHARD ond Robert Moffat, Roland, Manitoba, winners
of the trophy offered by W. D. Robb, Vice-President Canadian
National Railways, for thc championship of Boys' and Girls' Swine
Clubs. These two boys, in company with teams from Snskntchewan and
Alberta, journeyed to the Royal Winter Fair at Toronto ns guests of the
National system to compete ngainst teams from Eastern Canada. More
than 300 Boys' and Girls' Swine Clubs, averaging 20 members each,
throughout Canada, were engaged in the preliminary competitions for
this trophy. The Canndian National Railways have co-operated with
Fedcrnl and Provincial Departments of Agriculture throughout the
Dominion in the organizing of these clubs and as a result both the quantity and quality of bacon type swine have shown rapid increases in the
put few yean, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1927.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
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Old Otis Crandall, pioneer miner,
leaves his estate and fortune to Lady
Cliatfield, his niece, provided she
comes from England and lives at the
big home in a desert for six months.
Upon her arrival in California, hor
lawyer. Mitchell, advertises for a
husky young newspaper reporter, as
her protector. Dick Farrington (Tunney) gets the job after a mughliouse
light with applicants, and puses thereafter as Lord Grantmore.
Charles Kellard. conniving young
minnlg engineer, and his henchmen
make every possible effort to put Farrington out ot tiie way and kidnap
Lady Cliatfield, thus giving the fortune to the miners. Simultaneous
with the appearance of Dick and Lady
Cliatfield in Goldbrook, the mining
town, there appears Huby. a svveei
young woman who has opened a res-
taurant, and Larry, a plumber, who
has opened a shop. An air of mystery hangs over these two characters,
who take an Interest in 1 lie heiress
and Dick.
Dick, as Lord Grantmore, meets
Larry, an old "buddy" of the World
War, and leaves him In charge of
Lady Cliatfield, while he tries to recapture the chef and butler nf the big
urged to postpone any fight until the
ouster is perfected at Goldbrook.
They agree to meet thejiext day in
tile Hollywood stadium. Dick aiid
Henson fight. At the same time in
Goldbrook the miners advance on the
restaurant and plumbing shop. The
battle is on in both places.
Dick vanquishes Henson and jumps
into a fast car and makes for tlic
slreet battle in the desert town. He
arrives in time to enter the fray.
Mitchell comes to the desert town
after a truce has been forced by the
loyal miners. Kellard plans another
attack and arranges with Gus to do
some dynamiting. .Mitchell puts Dick
in charge of the mines. Dick goes to
lake charge anil Ruby follows. Gus
mines a whole mountain.
.Mitchell assembles all the principals nt lhe old Crandall home. Lady
Cliailield Is missing. It develops she
lias been away and become the wife
of Lurry. It is here Dick lirst learns
[all about the Crandall will and lhe
motive ot* Kellard. A sheriff Is pres-
I ent and when Kellard comes to claim
: the mine under the terms of the will,
j because Lndy Cliatfield has been absent, lie arrests  Kellard.   Then  It Is
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Chatfleld mansion, kidnapped by Kellard. Later. Lady Chatfleld invites
all to the iniiision to explain the
terms of the will. Suddenly the big
beams of the celling give way under
the impetus of a dynamite explosion.
Lady Chatfleld is hurled under the
debris, but is later rescued by the
Kellard group and spirited away.
Kellard en lis s Hough House Henson, a huge man, In his plot lo drive
Lndy Chatfleld irom Goldbrook. while
he swings tlie cily ollicials to his
group in an effort to put Larry and
Ruby out of tb fr places of business.
While on the way lo Hollywood with
Rough House Henson witli a gold
shipment Dick Is kidnapped, roped.
and secreted in the "Nest." a desert
shack. Dick makes a sensational
escape, and readied Hollywood where
Henson is with Mitchell, the lawyer,
and tells that Dick lias tried to hold
him up and steal the gold. Mitchell
has telephoned this to Lady Chatfleld.
Ruby refuses lo believe 111 or Dick.
whom she lovis.
Henson, who wants to meet Dick in
the ring,  talks  wilh   Kellard mid  is
, made known that Larry the Plumber
i is  really Lord Grantmore.
With Kellard balked. It also is developed   that   Ruby   is   really   Lady
Chatfleld who had engaged her frieuii,
land English actress, to take her place
in   lhe  home   while  she  opened   the
| restaurant on the mine property, thus
i carrying out the provisions of lhe will
j thnt Bhe must stay on the property
| for every night of six months.
i    The  real   Lady   Chatfleld  fells   the
| miners they will get n share of the
oslale.   Dick and Ruby come into the
restaurant, which has been given to
one   of   their   group,   and   lind   an
opportunity for a sweet and  loving
fadeout.
This famous Puthe serial lias been
booked for the llo-Ilo Theatre and
the Gaiely Theatre. It will be shown
on each Wednesday and Thursday at
the llo-Ilo. and eacli Friday and Saturday at the Gaiety. There are ten
episodes, one of whicli will bc shown
each week, commencing in Cumberland on Wednesday and Thursday,
Jan. 211 and 27; and In Courtenay on
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29.
PENSION CLAIMS ARE
NOW 1EING ADJUSTED
Despite the fact that Hie World
War ended e'ght years ago. the
amount of Can da's war pension bill
Is annually mounting, staled Dr. ,1. F.
McQuay and I) . R. J. Ken, members
of the Uoard oi* Pension Commissioners, now conducting personal Inquiries Into a niiinl ir of disputed pension
cases In Vancouver.
The reason la that many pensioners find their disabilities increasing
ns time passes, oilier former C.IO.F.
men are brcal ing down In health
due to hardships of active service,
while Ihe Incldi nee of dentb. Instead
of diminishing Ihe bill, is nlso adding
many new pen: innnble families.
"We nre exal lining Into about live
death cases a day," said Dr. McQuay,
"and in many cases good claims are
established thnt men discharged without making clelm for pension were
entitled to have received lt. When
their claims are made good the families get tlie back pension, nnd il* the
dependents are pensionable, such as
wives married before the war, they
come on lhe pension li.-ls ion."
While here the two commissioners,
In pursuance of a new policy of having members of lhe board lour the
country Interviewing applicants lor
adjustment personally, have Inquired
Into fifteen or twenty disputed cases
and settled them nt once.
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announcement mude by Capt. Troup.
manager of the British Columbia
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JAM
Ilo-llo Theatre
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK
Francis X. Bushman
and Billie Dove in
"The Marriage
Clause"
Monday, January 17 Lilian Rich
and Creighton Hale in "Seven Days"
Movies
Attractions for the  .
Coming Week
mm,
■MARITAL MIXUPS
THEME OF I'li.M
Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19-20
Kenneth Harlan and Irene Costello
in "The Ranger Of The Big Pines"
also "All Around Frying Pan"
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22
KEN MAYNARD
ni
"Senor Daredevil"
ULIET
I Smallpox i» a dreaded disease, and
can cause mtich chaos ami excitement
l in any household, but when 'here is
also a nosey aunt, watching a man
and the woman who is supposed to
be his wife, and your ex-wife helping
her watch, somehow the smallpox situation evaporates into the background
and forms the least of worries.
Here's a situation which cannot he
tried out in every household, hut the
uproariously funny manner in whicli
these really serious incidents are presented on the screen in Al. Christie's
"Seven Days," which comes to the Uo-
IIo Monday, January 17, aud to tbe
Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, 18th, will
give Just as much, if not more pleasure than having to go through it yourself.
Scott Sidney directs the piece,
which is adapted from tlie play by
Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts
Uinehart, and Lillian Hich and
Creighton Hale take the prize
bringing a peck of trouble to a
cessful and happy termination.
when he fights he fights. He believes
iu making it realistic, aud -if his
opponent wants to take things a little
easy he is soon goaded Into making
it woLtb while. It. Is seldom tbat
either he or his opponent doesn't
emerge from the melee with some
sort of damage.
"The Hanger of the llig Pines" is
a fast, western drama of the hig
woods. Tbe fighting hero role is just
the kind that Harlan revels iu. He
makes an Imposing figure and gives j
an excellent performance
'IBANEZ' TORRENT"
A NEW MILESTONE
for
SUC-
SILLS OUTSHEIKS
SHEIKS IN FOREIGN
LEGION DRAMA
Milton Sills in the role of a regal
derelict, sloshing his beautiful unl-
from and hard-won decorations nboui
in the filth of a Paris gutter, is one
of the promised novelties in "The
Silent Lover," his newest starring
vehicle, which comes to the Gaiety
Theatre next Monday. January l"th.
and to the Ilo-ilo Theatre the following night, Tuesday.
As Count Pierre Tornai. charge
d'affaires of the mythological Balkan
kingdom of Molatvla, Sills is discovered, at the opening of lhe story,
in a most. undiplomatic position-
drunk, fn fact, aud sprawling in n
gutter awaiting the arrival of some
good Samaritan who will assist him
to his feet and direct him to his home.
Worse yet. he has ju.-t misappropriated a large sum of his embassy's
funds, and been grimly invited by his
nation's ambassador to rid the world
of his presence with a revolver shot.
Instead, he vanishes, joins the
French Foreign Legion in Africa, and
wins back the captaincy of his soul
and a beautiful girl in the midst of a
series of hair-raising skirmishes with
the turbulent Riff tribesmen of Morocco.
With one of the most thrilling t
storm scenes ever filmed in which a \
wall of water wipes an entire town:
away; with setting.s depicting the
great operas of the world, the gor-
geous throne room in the Royal Pal-!
ace at Madrid;'with a great cast of I
famous names, headed by Ricardo'
Cortez and Greta Garbo. the brilliant
new Swedish star, thc new Cosmopolitan production of "Ibanez1 Torrent." playing at the Gaiety Theatre
next Friday and Saturday, January
Jl and 22, is setting a new mark in
screen production. '
The story, a vivid romance of!
Spain, based ou the novel by Vlncente ■
Blasco Ibanez, author of "The Four;
Horsemen," was directed on a lavish!
scnlc by .Monta Bell at the .Metro ■
Goldwyn-Mayer studios. It tells the!
life and love of a Spanish opera
singer, the role played hy Miss Garbo,
and her lover, a young Spanish .
statesman,
An entire Spanish town was built
on tbe hanks of a river. Into which
tons of water were hurled. In thc
biggest feat in screen engineering
ever attempted, to stage tho llood. in
which Cortez stages a thrilling rescue
of Miss Olmsted.
THIS IS THE TRUTH
ASSURE AS PEE WEE
IS FOUR FEET HIGH
FENTON, STERLING
AID MAY McAVOY
May McAvoy, Leslie Teuton and
Ford Sterling nre tlie feature players
in "The Road to Glory," Intent Fox
Films production whicli conies to the
Gaiety Theatre next Wednesday and
Thursday, January 19 and 2".
The story Is of a carefree, reckless
and loving girl who suddenly finds
the hand of fate against her. She
loses fnitli In life nnd (lod and suddenly goes blind. How she finds herself
makes one of the strongest lllm
Btorles seen here in some time.
Miss McAvoy does Justice to un excellent part and Is ably assisted hy a
stronR cast. There is never a dull
moment In the picture, whicli Is filled
with thrills, pathos und humor.
KENNETH HARLAN
A 2FISTED STAR
A wasp was tlie cause of the entry
of Gtlberl "Peewee" Holmes into the;
motion    pictures.     The    diminutive
cowboy who is the comedian in "The ;
Phantom Bullet." coming to tlle Ilo-;
Ilo theatre Friday and Saturday, Jun.
'21 aud 22, wns an entrant in a rodeo
In  Oklahoma.   He was  Inadvertently
left in tlie ring when a hand of wild I
horses  were  released.     The    savage
animals made for the actor and his j
mount.   Horror-stricken. Holmes and
his horse setneed to lie rooted lo the
spot.     Suddenly  a  wasp  stung   the
animal and he plunged forward, mud-'
dened.   With one prodigious leap, he,
cleared   a   six-foot    fence,   and   nn-1
knowingly attained safely.   A motion
picture producer was in tlie crowd.
Amazed ai Holmes' apparent marvelous   horsemanship, he tendered the
cowboy an offer which was accepted.
Fortunately for the actor, his later
motion picture exploits Justified his
conl rnci and his unties lu "The
Phantom Bullet," are followed hy
continual laughter. Hoot Olbson is
star nf this production and Is supported hy a strong cast.
MAJESTC SCENERY
IN NEW PICTURE
Picture a long pack-train winding
ovcr mountain trails n mile above the
sea. another train ot four horse
"covered wagons" stretching across
tlle plain ns far ns the camera can ,
see. witli majestic, snow-crowned
mountains to lend supernel grandeur
to the scene—or, If these scenes are '
unfamiliar and your Imagination' is
not equal to the task, just go to the
llo-Ilo theatre next  Friday and Sal-
Kenneth Harlan is more or less a
peaceful young man, hut bas quite a
good knowledge of how to handle
himself when he lias to. In making
"The Ranger of the Dig Pine;'." the
Vitagraph picture at lhe Ilo-llo next
Wednesday ond Thursday, January
19 and 2D, he had to lay thc villain
out "cold" before going on with Ills I urday, January 21 and 22. where Ihey
business. But he did not fare so well, will he pictured for you in "Senor |
iih the battle occurred in the open on ! Daredevil." which stnrs Ken Maynard. j
rather rocky ground, and hy the time the new whirlwind Western star, and |
the scene was finished both he and j Dorothy Devore. This Is the "Innn-
the "heavy" wen- not pretty sped- vatlnn Western" produced by Chariest
mens to attend un afternoon  ten.      I R. Rogers alld directed by Al Rogcll.
That  Is one  thing about   Harlan • I which Is a First Nntlonal offcrinK.
Gaiety Theatre
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Marion Davies
in
"BEVERLY
OF
GRAUSTARK"
Monday, January 17
Milton Sills in "The Silent Lover'
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T\n \ \ii-j\i~YS} "s comedy .V(-'' *° aPPeaf '!n the
crcen-
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tempestuous FRIDAY. JANUARY 14, 1927.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE FIVE
News of Courtenay & Surrounding District
ROY CLIFFE KAYOES
LOS ANGELES BOXER
SEATTLE, Jan. 12.—Roy Cliffe.
Courtenay light heavyweight, scored
a technical knockout over Harry Lee
of Los Angeles in the fifth round of
their scheduled six-round windup
at the Crystal Fool last night.
Referee Ad Schaot stopped the bout
v.*ith Lee out on his feet.
A right hook to the chin a few seconds previous had draped /Lee over
the ropes. Schact started to count
him out in that position. Lee Anally
swung himself around and sank to the
canvas. He was up in a jiffy, reeling
out, but still hunting for a battle. By
that time the "referee was groping
around trying to locate Cliffe's hand
and also to stop Lee from mauling
any more.
The L03 Angeles scrapper was substituting for Russ Ilockstader, and
was not in th'e very hest ot shape, but
he did exceedingly well at that up
until thc sudden ending of tlie bout.
Roy says lie never felt better In his
life and he is very confident of the
out come of the scrap   with   Ernie
Owens next Tuesday in Seattle.   Roy
has fought Lee four times; he lost to
j Lee the first time, drew with him once
j and has beaten him twice.   Roy has
never beaten Owens but he did defeat
Belanger, who out-pointed Owens this
I week at Vancouver.   If Roy can get
! the decision over Owens it will be a
hig  advance   for   htm  as   the   rangy
| Californian is regarded as very dan-
| gerous,  his  defeat  by  Belanger notwithstanding.   Roy has been resting
since he got a new set of teeth and
he claims to feel a hundred per cent
i better.
bill be changed too much, but It was
suggested the provincial governments
might be given a greater share of the
cost and that part of the profit by the
government control of the sales of
liquor might be used for the purpse.
Premier King* did not commit himself
on this point beyond remarking It was
an "interesting suggestion."
SCHOOL POPULATION OF
PROVINCE ON INCREASE
OLD AGE PENSIONS
BILL TO COME UP
OTTAWA, Jan. 12.—The Old Age
! Pensions Bill will be introduced this
! session Premier King told' delegates
'of the Railway Brotherhod representatives, which met the Premier and
members of the Cabinet yesterday to
rocommeud this legislation,
;    The delegation was not anxious the
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Courtenay, B. C.
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Continued increase in British Columbia school attendance, reflecting
further growth In'the population of
the province, ls shown in the annual
report of the last public 'school year,
laid before the Legislature this week
by Hon. J. D. MacLean, Minister of
Education..
The enrollment reached 101,688 in
the public and high schools at the
peak of the last school year, Dr. Mac-
Lean's report showed. In the previous year the highest enrollment was
97,954. Tbe increase was made up
by a gain In the city high schools of
704, In the district high schools of
449, In the rural district high schools
of 29, In the city elementary schools
of 394, in the district elementary
schools of 1500 and in the rural elementary schools of 65S. In addtiion
to this enrollment, 260 pupils were
given instruction by correspondence
and night extension work was carried
on for the benefit of 6017 students.
Altogether 12,015 pupils of foreign
parentage attended the public schools.
Amongst them were 1397 Chinese,
2477 Japanese and 600 Doukhobors.
The number of Doukhobors in attendance indicates that the old problem
of Doukhobor education is being
solved with the decision of the Russian colonists to send their children
to Canadian schools.
CRYING BABY SAVES
PARENTS FROM FIRE
LADYSMITH, Jan. 12.—At an early
hour on Monday morning, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Witt, of Timber-
land, was totally destroyed by Are.
The baby awoke Its parents, who
found the house in flames, and with
great difficulty made their escape, hot
having time to save any of the contents. The origin of the fire is unknown.
B. C. IS SENDING
TREE SEEDS ABROAD
Emphasis on the world-wide importance of British Columbia as a
factor in reforestation is given by
the announcement of Federal Timber
and Land Agent E. Walmsley of two
shipments of timber seed to be made
from the seed extracting plant at
New Westminster. this week.
One parcel will comprise 268
pounds of Douglas flr and 60 pounds
of cedar for New Zealand and 120
pounds of yellw pine and a small
quantity of cedar for New Soutli
Wales, which will be put on board the
Niagara when she sails.
The British Forestry Commission
of London are consignees for 1,826
pounds of Douglas flr, 1,500 poinds
of Sitka spruce, 50 punds of hemlock alld 15 pounds of white flr, all
of which was shipped Monday for an
Atlantic port.
ASKS FOR CHANGE IN
BEER SALE REGULATIONS
VICTORIA.—Important changes in
British Columbia's liquor laws to
permit the sale of beer by the glass
In recognized returned soldiers' clubs,
und to eliminate drinking privileges
in many questionable establishments
was advocated by representatives of
the Canadian Legion at a conference
with ofllelals of the Liquor Board.
At present, it was explained, no
clubs are allowed to sell beer. They
may only "distribute" It to their members. This privilege exists noL only
In clubs of well established returned
soldiers' organizations, but also in
large numbers of establishments
operated as soldiers' clubs.
The Canadian Legion proposes in
questionable establishments, beer privileges be not granted but that in recognized service clubs the sale of
beer he permitted as in licensed beer
parlors.
EXTENSION PLANNED
BY ISLAND FACTORY
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Healthful Bread!   Tasty Bread!
Use Comox
Whole Wheat
Flour
OBTAINABLE AT ALL GROCERY STORES
THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
ALSO COMOX CREAMERY BUTTER, EGGS AND
POTATOES
Comox Creamery
Association
Courtenay.
Plans calling for the expenditure of
a total of $200,000 In plants to make
hoxboard and wood pulp, have now
been completed by the Sidney Roofine;
aud Paper Company, Ltd., R. W. Hay-
hew, manager, stated Monday. The
boxboard factory, which was started
in September aud will be completed
by the middle of February at a cost
of $100,000, is an Important addition
which entailed the erection of new
premises with modern equipment to
turn out boxes used in many lines of
trade.
The pulpwood plant, announcement
of which is now made for the first
time, will Involve the erection of :i
factory with water frontage on the
site of the former Harbor Marine
shipyards, at a cost of $100,000. This
money is to spent entirely in Canada,
and the new factory will provide a
volume of winter work for the owners
of woodlots suitable for taking out
cordwood for pulpwod purposes.
Plans for the new pulpwood factory
&m^z^m^^7£mi^
Don't Walk
TALK! USE YOUR PHONE
FOR THE BEST FOOD
VALUES IN TOWN
Just call
122
and we'll give you the best for
the least.
FRELONE'S
GROCERY STORE
Cer. 5th and Dnn-tmulr.
Phone 122 Cumberland
are being drawn up by K. B. Spurgin,
who planned the original buildings ot
the company and its extensions. A
start on the actual erection of the new
plant will he made as soon as the
plans are in order. Application has
already been made to the Provincial
Government for a lease of the necessary sue. It is interesting to note
that tiie Sidney Hoofing and Paper
Company, Limited, the first to start
production on tlie Industrial Reserve,
will also be tbe firm to fill the last
gap of water frontage in that area
between Point Ellice and Mud Bay on
the west shore ot Victoria Harbor.
While the boxboard factory Is an
important advance in local industry,
the new pulpwood plant Is regarded
with renewed interest In that it will
reverse a condition of affairs that
formerly swung a large volume of
Canadian money across the border to
the United States pulpwood markets.
FAMOUS HOSTELRY
CHANGES HANDS
Among the  recent   registrations  of
British  Columbia people in  London,
England, the name of .Mr. E. Lloyd,
'of Courtenay, appears.
•   *   *
Mrs. Davis and .Miss Violet Davis
have returned to Union Day after i
visit with Mrs. Carter at Nanoose
Day.
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TAXI
ASK FOR CHARLIE  DALTON
Car   leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union  Ray.
The Willows Hotel at Campbell
Hiver, famous as a resort for salmon
fishermen during tbe season, has
changed hands. S. J. Isaac, former
proprietor of the Wigwam Inn, holiday resort on the north arm of Bur-
rani Inlet, bus purchased the Campbell Itlver property, and after renovating lt has made improvements for
tlie tourist trade this year. The Willows Hotel was till recently ln the
hands of the Credit Merchants' Association of Vancouver.
WEDDING—
Hcl.ouirblln—O'Konrke.
Tlie marriage took place quietly at
St. Anthony's Church, West Vancouver, recently, of Miss Maragret Catherine O Itourke, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. O'Rourke, Marine drive,
West Vancouver, and Mr. Peter Clarence McLoughlln, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter .McLoughlln, of Headquarters,
Vancouver Island. Rev. Father McDonald officiated.
Acting as bridesmaid was the sister
uf tlie bride. Miss Frances O'Rourke.
.Mr.' Thomas McLoughlln, brother of
the groom, was best man. Miss Edna
Bryant wns soloist and also played
the wedding music.
After a wedding breakfast, when
immediate friends and the family
were present, Jlr. and Mrs. McLoughlln left on a motor trip to the south.
On their return they will reside at
Bevan. Vancouver Island.
Mr.' Leroy S. Cokely, of Courtenay,
was a guest at the James Bay Hotel.
Victoria, during the week.
She (anxious to impress): "I've just
put my furs in cold storage!" He:
"Cold storage! Ha!—jolly good—I
never beard it called that before. My
cuff-links and watch are there, too."
Cumberland United Church
Minister:  Rev. John R. Hewitt, B.A.
Sunday, January 16th, 1927
11 a.m.—"The Quest and the Goal."
7 p.m.VWhy I believe in Christ."
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More Clydesdales arc on the way
to Canada fipm Scotland. It is ex-
period that the year's imports will ■
run to 12d, a record since the war.
Over a  million   Christmas   trees
have broii shipped from Kow Brunswick lo United States markets,
according to unofficial estimates
based on exports of some 500 carloads averaging 2,000 trees to tho
car.
About 150 French-Canadians from
the Prairie Provinces travelling
under the aUBpices of the "Surviv-
ance Fruncaise," arrived in Montreal
by special Canadian Pacific Railway
train at the Windsor Street Station
recently to spend Christmas and
New Year ip the province of their
origin.
According to a recent statement
of E. W. Beatty, Chairman and
President of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, the record of the railway's
common stock as at June 30th, 1926,
indicates that 521£ por cent, is held
in Great Britain, ID'-b percent, in
Canada and 1!) per cent, in the
United States.
All previous records have been
broken by the salmon pack in British Columbia for 192(J. It is estimated that the total pack for this
year, when all returns are in, will
be, in round figures, l,90n,000 cases.
Tbe nearest approach to this was in
1924, when slightly more than 1,700,-
000 cases were put up.
Early in June next year, it is announced, a regular airplane service
between Chicoutimi, Montreal and
Toronto will be inaugurated by the
Canadian Transcontinental Airways
Company—a corporation which has
just received its letters patent. The
airplanes or hydroplanes will make
stops at* Riviere du Loup, Quebec,
Three Rivers, Montreal and Ottawa.
Nearly a ton of mistletoe wasted
its sweetness on the Kveless air of
the Canadian Pacific Express Company's yards in Montreal at Christmas time. It arrived from Franco
and England via the Canadian Pacific steamship "Montnairn," nnd
was boxed in twenty-two crates, of
which twelve wcre destined for New
York and the balance for distribution in this city.
Two hundred and ninety-four vessels of 55,295 gross tons and -12,923
net tons, were built in Canada and
registered during the year 1920,
according to the Department of
Marine and Fisheries. Wood vessels
built consisted of 1-10 sailing, .9
steam and 132 motor, and metal vessels of 5 sailing and 8 steam. Of
the total tonnage 2U-JS was attributable to British Columbia. 11,260
tons to Ontario, 7,0*70 tons to Quebec and 2,102 to Nova Scotia.
United States settlers continue to
cross the border in large numl-ors
despite the lateness of the seas in.
November figures Issued by the Department of Immigration and Colonization show that the Government
Agency at Fargo, N.D., forwarded
123 settlers and seven cars of effects,
compared with 105 settlers and four
cars in the same month last year.
The Kansas City Agency sent 48
settlers, hs compared with four last
year and the Detroit Agency sent
lixty, an increase of over 200 per
cent, over November, 1925.
February will see the winter
Sports at the carnival at its height*
at the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec.
On the 4th and 6th the foremost
speed racers in America will compete in the Canadian Indoor Speed
Skating Championship for all distances and afc<<. Hockey, snow-
shoeing, bobsled racing, •■ki-ing, will
be going on every day of the month,
but the outstanding event will In- the
Eastern International Dog Sled
Derby, February 21-23, which will
cover the 120 miles of the race nt
the rate of 40 miles a day. Teams
from thc United States and Canada
will compete, and it is understood
there will be a woman competitor in
the race.
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1927.
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CARD OF THANKS
Mr. ami Mrs. John Frelone and
family, recently bereaved of their son
and brother, Raymond, extend their
sincere thanks for the numerous expressions of sympathy and kindly
offers of assistance from numerous
friends. Thanks are also tendered
for tlu- beautiful floral tributes acknowledged elsewhere ln these columns
and for attendance of friends and uso
ot their cars at the funeral."
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. S. Tahara, of Cumberland, desire to express their heartfelt
thanks tn the pupils of the Cumberland Schools for their sincere words
of sympathy at the death of a loving
son. Minoru. Thanks are also extended Mr, Murray, Mr. Apps and Mr.
Hardie. of the teaching staff, for their
many kindnesses and for attendance
at i lie funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Tahara
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to tender our sincere
thanks to Dr. 0. MacNaughton, Dr. E.
II. Hicks, and Matron Brown and staff
of tlie Cumberland General Hospital
for the kind attention and care bestowed on our dear son, Minoru. while
n  patient  at the Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Tahara
JOHN INGLIS
The Practical White Tailor
20R —PHONE— 29R
COURTENAY, B. C.
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Halrdrener
Ladies' hair cut, any atyle JOe
Children's hair cut any style Ste
MrB. Geo. Clinton waB hostess to a
number of her badminton friends at
the Anglican hall on Saturday night.
Badminton was enjoyed by all and
refreshments were servel. During
the evening MrB. Clinton waa presented with a small piece of silver, tbe
occasion being a somewhat belated
birthday.
• •   •
The Ladles Bridge Club held their
usual fortnightly meeting at the home
of Mrs. H. Bryan on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton was successful in winning the prtie for the afternoon. Owing to the prevalence of
'flu in town the numbers of the bridge
club were much depleted, only three
tables being ln play.
• a    •
Messrs. J. H. Cameron and W. Merrlfleld have returned home from a
hunting trip to Mary Island. The
party experienced rough weather on
the Journey down.
• •   »
Mrs. Charles Graham, of Vancouver, Is the guest of her daughter and
Bon-ln-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marsden.
.   •   .
Miss Turner, ot Vancouver, has returned to her home after spending a
short vacation here, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Brown.
• .   •
Mrs. Arthur Gatz, of Vancouver, Is
a guest of her mother, Mrs. Reese.
Windermere Avenue.
• •   •
Mrs. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gibson and Mr. Andrew Gibson returned to Cumberland on Tuesday
after attending the funeral in Vancouver of Mr. George Gibson, who
met death by suffocation when a
trench in which he was working
caved In.
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Mr. Jack Stewart left on Monday
for Nanaimo on a business trip, returning to the city on Tuesday.
BIRTHS
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I
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To the wife of Mr, Hugh McDonald,
Tuesday, January 11th, at the residence ot her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. J. Dalby, C'uniberlnud, a son.
aVKASX"
Mr. and Mrs. S. Gough have had as
their guests for the past month, Mr.
Gough's father and neice, Miss Edna
Dawson, who left for their home in
Youngstown, Alberta, this morning.
•   *   *
Miss J. Mitchell returned Monday
to Cumberland, having been the guest
of her sister ut Port Alberni since
Christmas.
Tiie Duncan Badminton tournament
is slated to commence on Friday, Jan.
28, continuing for two days, and it is
quite probable that several players
from the Imperial Club at Royston
may send in their entries. The local
men are not hoping to carry off any
of the prizes, rather are they looking
for experience.
The United Church Junior Badminton Club defeated the Cumberland
Junior Badminton Club on Wednesday
evening last by six games to live.
Some very keen and interesting games
took place, there being ,very little to
choose between the two. The games
\ were played on the court at the
Anglican Hall and a return visit
will be' made to the United Church
In the near future.
ANCHOR
ANCHOH-nONAl.DSON
CANADIAN SERVICE
FROM HALIFAX
To Plymonth-lIam-London
Antonla Jan. 31        Ausonla* Feb. 21
To Londonderry and Glasgow
Letitla Feb. 28, Mar. 28
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Alaunia Jan. 31 Auranla Feb. 14
FROM NEW YORK
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Alaunia Jan. 29 Aurania Feb. 12
To Cherbourg and Southampton
Aquitanla Feb. 4, 26, Mar. 19
Berengaria Mar. 12, Apr. 5, 27
"Mauretanla Apr. 13, May 4, 25
To Londonderry and Glasgow
Cameronia Feb. 12      Letitla Feb. 26
To I'l) mouth.HaTrp.I.ondon
Andania Jan. 22        Antonla Jan. 29
FROM BOSTON
To Qneenstown and Liverpool
Carmania Feb. 20       Caronla Mar. 5
• Calls at Plymouth, eastbound
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full information from local agents or Company's Offices, 622 Hastings St. W„
Vancouver, B. C.
m
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned, and endorsed "Ten-
dor for Wharf Repairs, Nootka, B.C.,''
wlll be received until 12 o'clock noon,
Friday, January 88, 1W7, for the repairs to the wharf, at Nootka, District
of Comox-Alberni, B. C.
Plans and forms of contract can be
seen and specification and forms of
tender obtained at this Department, at
the office of the district Engineer,
Post Office Building, Victoria, B. C,
and at the Post Offices, Vancouver,
B.C., Port Alherni, B.C., and Nootka.
B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on printed forms supplied
by the Department and In accordance
with conditions contained therein.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank payable to the order of the Minister of Public Works, equal to 10 per
cent of the amount of the tender.
Bonds of the Dominion of Canada or
bonds of the Canadian National Railway Company will also be accepted aa
security, or bonds and a cheque lf
required to make up an odd amount.
NOTE—Blue prints can be obtained
at this Department by depositing an
accepted cheque for the sum of $10.00,
payable to the order of the Minister
of Public Works, which will be returned if the intending bidder submit
a regular bid.
By order,
8. B. O'BRIEN,
Secretary.
Department ef Public Works,
Ottawa, Dtaeaber 2*3, 1921.        l-J
City Plunged In
Darkness Thursday
Just when residents of Cumberland
were, congratulating themselves on
apparently being rid of snow until
next winter at least, along comes Mr.
Weather Man and covers the city with
the deepest fall we have had for some
time. Last night at eight o'clock,
after falling ceaselessly all day and
the previous night, fully twelve inches
of the white stuff was coverfng the
city streets, with every prospect of
there being two feet this morning,
but a slight let-up occurred during
the night with the result that only
about two inches were added. A light
drizzle has been falling today, and
although lt has had the effect of lessening the depth of the snow it has
brought the other evil of slushy and
slippery streets.
Just about 7:30 o'clock last evening
a break occurred somewhere in the
power lines and the city was plunged
into darkness for five minutes, causing a rush for lamps and candles. As
Boon as these were put in working
order, the lights conveniently came on
again—but only for a few minutes.
They Btayed out the second time for
approximately twenty minutes before
the trouble was located and repairs
made.
Automobiles are- still ploughing the
Btreets but are finding it no easy tusk.
The old horse is the ideal for transportation in weather like this, and a
few of them were to lie seen making
the milk rounds this morning.
THE   OFFICE   CAT
SNOW BLANKET COVERS
STREETS OF VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER, .Jan. 12.—The city
tonight is wrapped in a blanket of
snow to the depth of about three
inches in the downtown area and
somewhat deeper in thc outlying sections. It commenced falling early this
afternoon and late tonight it waB still
coming down, although not as heavily
as earlier in the evening. The snow
is quite soft in a mild temperature.
Indications are that tlle fall will continue all night.
Some telegraph  wires are down.
The last snowfall in Vancouver and
district was on December 23, when
approximately eight inches fell, remaining until after Christmas.
PAY READJUSTMENT
FOR POSTMASTERS.
So many of our readers have made
enquiries during the past week about
the office cat being the only one of the
staff to miss an attack of flu. that we
wish to publish the latest photograph
of "his nibs."
OTTAWA, Jan. 12.—The postofflce
department expects to get busy shortly on revision of the remuneration for
rural postmasters. When the postal
rates were reduced by the budget as
from July 1 of last year, It was pointed out in tlie House that reduced
revenue would affect rural postmasters as they are paid a percentage
of revenue from their respective
offices. Hon. James Robb pointed out
in April at the last session that this
would not affect salaries until late
In 1927. as payment is made on the
basis of the revenue for the preceding year.
Salaries for tlle flscal year commencing April 1. 1927, will feel somewhat of the effect and the department
is trying to work out a plan of equalizing the pay.
Postal revenue under the new
charges Is expected to about equal
the previous year's returns, but rural
postotllces are said to be affected to
a greater extent than urban offices.
It was promised last session that
the rural postmaster would not suffer
and the department is now working
out a plan to keep this promise.
AFTER THE
FLU
Build up the system with a tasteless preparation.of
COD LIVER OIL AND MALT EXTRACT
WITH IRON HYPOPHOSPHATES
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
HAVE YOU TRIED A BOTTLE OF
LANG'S CREAM OF LILIES
THE BEST ON EARTH FOR CHAPPED HANDS
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL-KODAK STORE
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
Prominent Mason
Pays Tribute To
Scout Movement
CARD OF THANKS
To those citizens, who yesterday
elected me as a member of the Board
of School Trustees, I desire to express
my sincere thanks and deep appreciation of the honor thus conferred.
Mary D.  MacNaughton.
FOR SALE—White Bureau 1 n good
condition. Cheap for cash. Apply
P. O. Box 377, Cumberland. lt
Ilo-llo Theatre
•stifcissM=!eiw=iMrie6***a*^^
Special Announcement
Owing to the film "His People" being destroyed by fire
before reaching Cumberland, the well-known
powerful drama
"The Marriage
Clause"
will be shown on
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK
This powerful drama is produced against a lavish background and thc story, in crude hands, could have been
offensive; but Lois Weber's artistic direction has made
it such that it can be enjoyed by all
Members of the Masonic craft of
Hiram Ladge No. 14, Courtenay, and
Cumberland Lodge No. 26, Cumberland, crowded tlie lodge room at Courtenay on Monday night to meet Mr.
D. W. Sutherland, Most Worshipful
Grand Master of the Province of British Columbia, on Ills official visit and
also to exemplify a degree. It was a
Joint meeting of thc t^o lodges.
Afterwards a banquet In his honor
was held ih the dining room of the
Courtenay Hotel, where Mr. Len
Piket, Junior Warden of Hiram Lodge
was toastmaster. In a very effective
and thoughtful speech the grand master set forth some of the aims and objects of freemasonry. He pointed out
that there wcre now 118 lodges ill
Britisli Columbia so that Hiram Lodge
as No. 14 was well up in seniority in
the province. In the course of his
speech he made reference to the Boy
Scouts movement. He said that he
thought that It was the most wonderful movement in the world. Every
boy in it had to pledge himself to do
one good deed a day and this must
"have a very marked influence for
good,  nut  so much  perhaps   on   the
recipient of the good deed as on the
boy who was making the effort to do
his hest. In like manner if masons
carried out the alms and objects of
their order the effect could not but
be marked not only on those around
them but on themselves.
The Grand Master is only paying
three official visits on the Island on
this trip. He has already visited Victoria and he will visit one of the
Nanaimo lodges before he returns
home. —Comox Argus
Wally Brake and Jack Monaghan,
two former local soccer players, are
now located at Wood Fibre, lt is
understood that they will play for the
Howe Sound team in the Connaught
Cup series.
Football matters concerning the
whole of the Upper-Island will be
aired at Parksville next Tuesday,
when officials of tlie Pacific Coast
league will meet representatives of
the four intermediate clubs of this
part of the Island. Cumberland has
a grievance with Qualicum, the latter
claiming two points for Cumberland's
failure to play a game which really
had heen postponed. (Jourtc.nny also
claims two points from West Coast
United and both these claims will he
settled Tuesday.
Mr. Walter Hudson, and probably
some others, will represent Cumberland at the meeting.
WE SERVICE
FORD CARS
We Sell Them
AND SO ARE THE LOGICAL PEOPLE TO FIX 'EM!
We stock every replacement part
NO WAITING!
We have all equipment and machinery to do work
CORRECTLY
WHY NOT BRING YOUR
CAR TO US NOW
(We can lend you a car to bo home)
YOU ARE NOT USING A CAR MUCH THESE DAYS
a
We can make arrangements to spread the bill over two
or three months and your car will be
READY FOR SPRING USE
ECONOMY AT
Corfield Motors, Ltd.
FORD DEALER '
Phones 46 & 182 Courtenay, B. C

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