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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY-SEVENTH   YEAR—NO.   13
Victoria Basketballers|
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Honored at Banquet
After Strenuous Game
Visitors Pay Tribute to Play
of Locals
Following the basketball game ot
Saturday last a banquet was tendered
the Victoria High School team at the
Union Hotel, Cumberland. When thirty-five high school students and citizens of Cumberland partook of a most
delicious cold supper served under
the direction of Mrs. Malpas.
After the supper, Allster MacKinnon, who made a most efficient toast-
master for the evening, made the opening address and called upon J. Hill
to propose the toast to the King
which wai followed by the singing of
"God Save the King."
Arcbie Dick proposed the toast tc
the visitors and was responded to by
A. Cudllp, captain of the Victoria team
He expressed himself as being dumbfounded by the treatment accorded
them on their first trip to Cumberland.
He said that he hoped to see the High
School team come to Victoria next
year when maybe the score would 'be
reversed and after a peause be added
and maybe lt wouldn't.
N. Hill proposed the toast to onr
supporters. In a few well chosen
remarks Norman thanked the Victoria
team for making the trip up the Island and Miss Partridge tor her untiring efforts ln promoting basketball
Mr. D. R. MacDonald responded. He
eald "the Cumberland team is very
fortunate in having teachers who are
so Interested ln the game and see that
the game Is played properly. As a
supporter It was a great pleasure tor
me, as well as the others who loaned
their cars, to aid the team as much
as possible. The game was clean and
fast and I am very proud of the Cumberland team for the splendid fight
they put up against the more experienced Victoria team, as they (Cumberland) were greatly handicapped
through the lack of a regulation sized
hall.
The toastmaster then called Upon
Mr. H. Jackson to entertain the guests
Mr. Jackson is well known to the
people of Cumberland as a very brilliant entertainer, but he excelled himself at the banquet. His opening story
was at the expense of Mr. Campbell,
the Victoria High School teacher.
Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lang and himself were at the Circus at Royston.
When the lion trainer came up to
them and offered (50.00 to anyone
who would don a Hon skin and take
the part of the Hon for a day, as the
(continued on page three)
Short Session
Of CityXouncil
The regular meeting of the CIt..
Council was held last Monday evening
Mayor Maxwell presiding and an attendance of Aldermen Parnham, Mumford, Ledingham, Henderson, Williams
and Bannerman.
Accounts totalling 1660.04 were submitted and referred to the Finance
Committee to he paid lt found correct
Alderman Parnham reported the following bank balances. General, 13,-
1(1.41, Savings, (418.15 and School
(2133.04.
The chairman of the Board of
Works reported all brush on Second
street, by the Hospital slashed and
burned, also Dunsmuir avenue cleaned
The electric wiring in the stable has
also  been  renewed.
No fires were reported, with the
exception of one small chimney fire
during the past week.
A communlcMion from the Department of Education In connection with
an adjustment in the amount paid
the City was discussed at length. It
was finally decided to wait and see
the amout of the special cheque, and
If this was found to be unsatisfactory
the chairman and secretary of the
School Board will go to Victoria with
a view to interviewing the Department
of Education.
P.T.A. Meeting
Called Off
The regular monthly meeting of tbe
Parent Teacher Association was called
for Monday evening of this week, but
as the president wai absent and only
five members turned out, the meeting
was not held. The attendance did not
warrant the giving of the lecture on
"Alcohol and Its effects on the Human Body," which was the address
arranged for the evening to be given
by the Rev. Corker, of Comox, and illustrated by lantern slides. It Is
hoped that Mr. Corker will consent to
give the Intrestlng and useful lecture
ait some future date, and that the
members of the Association will all
make an effort to be present
Cricketers Hold
Last of Series
Of '500' Drives
Mrs. W. Davies, of Minto Wins
Grand Prize
The Cumberland Cricket Club held
the last of the series of "500" drives
on Monday evening last, ln the Angl-
can Hall. Considering the boisterous
weather and several counter attractions Ihere was a good turn out Thirteen tibles being required to look after the card players. Shortly after
eight, Mr. L. Finch who was acting
as floor manager, started the games
going, Interest being very keen owing
to the fact that the grand prize of
(5.00, for the highest score for the
three drives was to be awarded. The
prize winners for Monday night's play
were announced first and resulted in
Mrs. Bertha Davies, ot Cumberland,
gaining first place, with Mrs. Morgan
of Minto, the second. The gentlemen's
first prize -was won by Mr. W. McLaughlin, ot Fanny Bay, with Mr.
James Wilcock, of Courtenay gaining
the second. It took some considerable
time to sort out the cards to find the
winner of the grand prize-of (5.00.
Eventually, Mrs. Wm. Davis, ot Minto,
was adjudged the winner. Mr. A. McLaughlin, of Fanny Bay, had a much
higher score, but as he personally was
not In attendance at the second affair,
but had a substitute playing for him,
his claim tor first prize was not considered. The privilege of allowing
substitutes to play for other patrons,
who could not be present on one of
the occasions was refused, therefore
the committee took the only course
open them and refused Mr, McLaughlin's claim.
A delightful dance followed the serving of the refreshments, the home
waltz being played promptly at midnight.
The ground at the "Y" which Is
being used by the Cricket Club Is almost ready and practice will start a:<
soon as weather permits. The club
have been put to considerable expense In putting the playing pitch in
shape and it Is the Intention of the
club to try end keep It In good condition. Several youngsters got down
to tbe ground last week end .ind did
a little damage and warning is Issued
by the Cricketers that anyone taught
damaging the property will be pru"-
ecuted.
Cronies' Whist Drives
Still Very Popular
The Cumberland Cronies' fortnightly
whist drives and dances continue to
be very popular, eighteen tables being
ln play at the Veterans' Hall on Saturday  evening  last.    Prize  winners
were ladles' first, Mrs. Gear, second,
Mrs. Wain, Gent's first, Mr. McMillan,
second,    M.    Tobacco.      Consolation
prizes were awarded to Miss Varna:
: Murray and Mr. Tavero.   The ladles'
I of the club served refreshments, after
; which   dancing  was   indulged  in  to
j music by the Byng Boys' orchestra.
i The dance attracted a large number,
! the dance floor being crowded.
HEN'S CLUB ENTERTAIN LADIES
The Cumberland Men's Club entertained the ladies at bridge on Tuesday
evening of this week ln the Anglican
Church Hall, Mrs. G. W. Clinton being
the prize winner.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA      FRIDAY.   MARCH   30th,   1928
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Maynard Cup Presented
The Comox badminton players paid
a return visit to Cumberland on Thursday evening of this week, meeting the
Cumberland players, who went to Comox last week. The games ended in
a win for the visitors, ten games to
nine for Cumberland.
Courtenay Divine
Preaches At
Holy Trinity
The Rev. G. L. Bourdlllon of St.
John's Church, Courtenay was tho
preacher at Holy Trinity Church last
Sunday evening ln the absence of the
Vicar, the Rev. E. O. Robathan. Taking tor his text the twenty-first verse
of the fourth chapter of the Gospel
according to St. John, "Sir we would
see Jesus," the speaker showed how
if we only could really come Into
touch with Jesus, our lives would be
influenced. Tbe address 'was most
interesting and helpful and is well
worth publishing. The following is
the substance of the sermon.
"The words quoted above were spoken by Greeks at one of ithe feasts at
Jerusalem. Nothing is known about
them except that they spoke the words
to the disciples, words that for us
have a great deal of meaning and hold
a great lesson. What the Greeks put
Into words Is the unuttered cry of the
world today "Sir we would see Jesus"
It is because we cannot see Jesus
more clearly that there Is so much
misery la the world. Let us all try
to get a clearer vision.
This clearer vision is very difficult
to get—difficult ln many ways. The
vision Is more or less obscured by art
Great pictures, probably painted by
great and famous artists give a picture of Christ that does not really attract. Most pictures are bo one-sided
and even this side 4s greatly exaggerated. The slde.ot Christ's character Invariably portrayed Is that of
him being meek and mild. For a real
at;d true picture of _pur Lord let us
turn to the Gospels.
Yes, he was silent when in that
great Judgment hall, In tacit it we read
through the gospels we And that he
was meek many times, but it is well
to notice that he was meek and mild
only when his rights were Imposed
upon. Let us look upon the sterner
side of our Lord's character. Remember his Indignation when he found
those buying and selling in the temple; a system of graft Imposed upon
the people who came to worship. Was
he meek then? We have only to read
how his anger blazed forth and drove
them out bodily with a scourge. His
petty Sabbath rules of the Jews, as
against the greater deeds ot love and
mercy. His love for men and women
was so great that he could not bear to
see them wronged. So you see Christ
was meek and mild, but only ln the
face of his own wrongs, for when
others were abused, then he let forth
his pust wrath against the abusors:
always unselfish anger springing from
His wonderful love tor humanity. Our
Lord did not love men and women as
a whole, but every individual. The
world today talks of brotherhood1 and
fraternity, easy In talk hut how different In practice. By taking the example ot Jesus many difficulties would
cease to present themselves.
What a splendid character. Can
anyone now ask, "What are the
charms ot Jesus Christ?" Religion
many of us regard as a bore, it perhaps constitutes the turning out to
church once a Sunday. There is not
a single moment when life does not
give us a chance to witness for Christ.
He is is the Lord of all good life,
duties or pleasures. He enters Into
everything, store, office, camp, mill or
mine life. Only realize this and notice the difference lt will make in
your lives. We would certainly do
our'work more unselfishly—not so
much as a personal gain but to benefit
the community at lartge. Religion
demands a great deal, but Is lt not
worth all we can give? It does not
take much of a man to be a Christian
but it takes all that there Is of him."
If we try to attain this wonderful
vision and guide our life by Its shining example, we shall find lt hard at
first, but after a time we would not
have It otherwise. The call Is a stern
one but the honor great. There was
never yet a great call, but It found a
great response. Read the gospels
find out the truth about the wonderful
character of Christ and try to model
your life accordingly."
District Cribbage League Ends
Season—Social Held
The Veterans' Hall was the scene
of a very Jolly affair on Wednesday
evening when the members ot the
teams comprising the Comox District
Cribbage league met to wind up the
season. Friendly games of cribbage
were played between Union Bay and
Cumberland Literary, and Athletic
Club teams and Bevan and the Cumberland Men's Social Club. Union
Bay and the Men's Social club were
returned winners nnd a 'sudden death'
game decided upon between these two
tea s to decide the champions for tho
evening. Matheson and Renwlck were
entrusted with the Union Bay colors
whilst Symons and Matt. Stewart
represented the Men's Club. A very
close and exciting game resulted, the
latter winning amongst great enthusiasm.
Immediately after the card games,
tea, coffee and sandwiches and dainty
cakes were served by an energetic
committee. After the tables had been
cleared, Mr. E. Searle. of Union Bay,
took the chair and In a few well chosen words, outlined the activities ot
the league during the two years of
Its life and paying a glowing tribute
to the sterling work of the secretary
of the league, Mr. T. Robertson, without whose valuable service and enthusiasm the league would never have
survived, said Mr. Searle. Without
wasting any more time speech making
the chairman said he would call on
Mr. R. Goodall to entertain the assembly. A long and varied program
followed, Interspersed with a few
toasts. Before starting the program
the toast to the King was given hy the
chairman, the assembly singing lustily the National nAthem. Other toasts
Included "Literary and Athletic Club,
winners of th© Maynard trophy which
was responded: to by Mr. S. Gough.
captain of the team.. Mr. Searle.
presenting tihe Maynard trophy to
Mr. Gough, said It had been hoped
Mr. Maynard himself would be present
but owing to pressure of business
was unable to make the Journey. He
congratulated the Athletic Club team
on winning the cup and sincerely
hoped that the league would be as
prosperous next season as it bad been
since Its inception. Mr. Gough accepting the cup thanked the chairman
for presenting the trophy and intimated that his team would do all in
Its power to hald the cup for another season. He asked all present
to Join In drlnkiug a toast to the donor
of the cup, the silverware being passed
round, everyone present—well, at
least looking ongingly to the bottom
of the mug. Other well known local
artists entertaining the assembled
guests were Messrs. H. Jackson*, S.
Abrams, T. Robertson, "Buckskin"
Gibson, J. Murray, R. Gibson. F*Dal-
by, J. Cameron. R. Strachan brought
down the house with an original reading on "How And) Kay Lost the Cup."
"Buckskin" Gibson also made quite a
hit w'"1 h'8 Impersonations of local
characters.
The chairman, during the evening.
on behalf of the league, presented to
Mr. Robertson, the secretary a beautiful and1 unique cribbage board, as a
small token of appreciation for services rendered. A very hearty vote
of thanks was also tondored to Mr.
Maynard, of Victoria, for his donation
of the cup, known as the Maynard
cup, which Is to be competed fur annually.
The singing of "Auld Lang Sync"
shortly after midnight brought a very
jovial evening to a close.
MB. CLINTON COMPLETES
FORTY YEARS HERE.
Next Sunday will mark the fortieth
anniversary of the arrival of .Mr
George W. Clinton In Cumberland.
Mr. Clinton first came ot Northern
Vancouver Island In charge of the
construction of the Wellington Colliery railway from Union Bay, during
the days of Robert Dunsmuir and Sons
ownership. For some time past, Mr.
Clinton has not been enjoying the best
of health and for that reason has been
advised to take a long sea voyage.
He will sail on Wednesday on the S.S.
Niagara for Australia, New Zealand
and way points being absent from
Cumberland for the next two or three
months. Mrs. Clinton will take
charge of his business Interests during his absence. Many district friends
and acquaintances  wish  Mr.  Clinton
Duncan Club
Visits Cumberland
Twelve members of the badminton
club of the Young People's League,
of Duncan United Church paid a visit
to Cumberland United Church Badminton Club on Saturday evening last
and engaged the locals in a series of
friendly games. After some very clost
and exciting games, the visitors
emerged victors by eight games to
seven. The visitors were royally entertained, and oni Sunday morning attended divine service at the United
Church. Those making the Journey
from Duncan were Mr. and Mrs.. A.
M. Dlrom, Misses M. DIrom, E. Hood,
M. Burkholder, G. Owens, H. Mains
and Messrs. D. Campbell, R. A.
Thorpe, E. Arnold and W. Flett.
Cronies' Entertain
Scotch Society
Of Courtenay I
Concert,   Followed   by   Dance
Draws Big Crowd
There was a real good turnout at the
concert and dance held by the Cumberland Cronies on Tuesday evening
last 'In the Veterans' Hall at which
a number of the members of the Courtenay St. Andrew's Society was present
An excellent programme had been arranged by the local committee which
was thorougly enjoyed by all present
Local artists, assisted by some of
Courtenay's best, gave of their best,
the following being the programme :-
Greetings from Courtenay; quartette
"Jolly Good uck," Courtenay quart
etto; solo, "My Aln Folk," Miss Frances Moore; reading, "The Cremation
of Sam. McGee," Mr. Black; dance
Highland Fling, Miss Kay Moore;
monologue, "The Country Curate," H
S. Baiter; solo, "I Pasesd by Your
Window," Mrs. W. R. Dunn; song, "To
the End of the Road," Bob. Goodall;
song, and dance, Irish Jig, Mlsa Kay
Moore; reading, "Sliamus O'Brien."
.Mr. Black; monologue, H. S. Baker;
solo, "There's a Land," Dr. F. H.
Moore; duet and dance, "Black Bot
torn," the Misses Frances and Kay
Moore; quartette, "The Wearing o'
the Kilts."
The dance that followed was also
largely attended, a halt being calle.i
shortly after eleven, for supper, served by the lady members of the
Cronies. After all had been catered
to, dancing was continued to an early
hour to music supplied by the Byng
Boys' prcliestra.
MltS. H. J. TREES ENTERTAINS.
Mrs. Treen entertained at the tei
hour last Friday afternoon, the guests
being Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs.
Clinton, Mrs. Frame, Mrs. Eadle, Mrs.
MacNaughton, Miss Sehl, Miss Burrows and Miss Tarbell. In the evening other guests were p'resent, spending a most enjoyable evening playing
cards. The guests Included Mrs. Symons, Mrs. J. Devlin, Mrs. F. Watson.
Mrs. MacLean, Mrs. Shortt, Mrs. Bryan..Mrs. Pickard and Mrs. Finch.
Surprise Party For
Miss Sadie Brown
Miss Sadie Brown was honored at
a delightful surprise party at her
home lust Friday evening, when several of her friends paid a surprise
visit. A merry evening was spent
In games and dancing. The charades
especially were very amusing Oaind
showed talent, while much fun was
caused by fortune telling. Refreshments were served during the evening
hy Miss Jessie Brown and Miss Gwen
Emily. Among those present were
the Misses Jessie Brown, Isabel Herd.
Maud Baird, Gladys Perez, Sadie
Brown, Gwen Emily, and Tom Dunn.
George Brown, Ernest MacDonald,
William Bennle and George W. Drown.
Island Finals For
Thompson Cup
Played at Royston
Victoria  Wins  Right  to Play
Vancouver by Defeating
Locals 40-32
The cleanest game of basketball
ever witnessed in the Comox district
w>s played at the Imperial Pavilion.
Boyston, on Saturday last when the
Victoria and Cumberland High School
basketball teams met in the Island
final for the Thompson Cup. As it
was necessary to have an official referee for this important game, the
services of Mr. Green, of Nanaimo,
were procured. The management of
the High School team certainly picked
the right man in Mr. Green, for he
had control of the game at all times
and his decisions were asolutely Impartial. To Mr. Green goes much of
the credit for the clean sportsmanlike
manner in which the game was played.
The Cumberland team came out on
tbe short endi of a 40-32 count and
this Just about represents the run of
the play. At no stage of the game
were Victoria sure of the outcome
for Cumberland trailed them by an
average of 6 points and the rally that
Victoria put on In the last four minutes of play might just as easily have
beein Cumberland's. The Victoria
team was more finished than the up
Island lads, and, due to playing on a
regulation sized floor all the time,
the players knew their positions better, with a result that the forwards
worked around our guards for easy
shots on several occasions. Much
credit is due the Cumberland boys,
for without a regulation sized hall
and without a coach to point out their
CaultB, they won the right to meet
Victoria In the Island final; and more,
they gave the Victoria High, with
some half thousand boys to choose
from, the hardest game they have ever
had against an up island team. Cumberland can be justly proud of the
High School team.
For the visiting team. T. Forbes did
the major part of the scoring with 19
points to his credit. It appeared as
If Forbes was the star shot of the
team, for all the players turned In a
fine game, but seemed to leave the
shooting largely to Forbes. All the
Cumberland players played well, with
Conrad and Frelone in .the limelight,
the latter breaking up the Victoria
combination considerably.
Approximately 150 tans were present to root for the local Hiirh, and If
cheering could have won the game the
score would have been reversed, but
(Continued on page three)
Life Imprisonment
For Chen Mee
Through Interpreter Pleads for
Mercy
The spring session of the Nanaimo
Assize Court concluded at 3 o'clock
last Friday afternoon, when His Lordship, Mr. Justice D. A. McDonald
sentenced Chen Mee to life Imprisonment. At the close of the Assize
Court last Friday, Chen Mee appeared
for sentence. Asked If he had anything to say, the convicted mnn,
through an Interpreter, pleaded for
mercy. Ho said he came to Canada
a good many years ago. He was a
good man with good connections. He
was very sorry for Fong Wong's
death, In fact, the deceased had both
parents still living In China, both ot
whom mere over eighty years of age
He wished His Lordship would have
pity on Fong Wong's parents Tiid free
the prisoner so that lie would bo able
to work and support them -mtll their
death, which would he R benefit to
them.
His Lordship in reply slated: "Your
statement is very plnuslble, the same
as at your trial and I sentence you
to life Imprisonment. The court Is
now adjourned."
Mr. Bailie, manager of the Cumber?
land branch of the Royal Bank of
Canada is the first man In town to
receive delivery of the new model
Ford Car, receiving a two door sedan
a few days ago.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. VII-
liers, General Manager of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir Limited
arrived In town on Wednesday and Is
1 nt Beaufort House, the official residence of tho Canadian Collieries.
pleasant voyage and a speedy return
to health.
I : The Talent Club Girls of the An-
I gllcan Church will hold an Buster Tea
I with musical programme-, on Wednes-
] day afternoon April 11. In the Parish
i Hall from 3 to 6p.m. PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY.   MARCH  30th,  19*8
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY,  MARCH  30th,   1928
WHAT IS NEWS?
M\RY DAVIES, Welch bacteriologist, who in-
noculated herself with gangrene germs
making possible a successful test of a remedy found by another doctor, is dead in London.
Newspapers mentioned her briefly.
Mary Davis was a martyr to science and she got
a paragraph.
Fritzi Scheff got three columns and a picture
for looking young at sixty-three. Jean Nash got
a picture and a half column for getting new
clothes. Velma West got many pictures and
many pages for beating her husband to death
with a hammer. Just what is news to the city
daily?
DON'T DO IT
GROWING old and stooped shouldered carrying dollars is not very pleasant to contemplate. And yet there are people who are so
anxious to acccumulate vast riches that they grow
old before their time. Wealth that is gained at
the sacrifice of health and stalwart manhood is
bought at a mighty high price. And all for what?
Nothing; for at the end of the journey not one
penny can e carried away and the ebst that most
people can say of the departed will be the discussion of the amount of his holdings and how he
skimped and shut out most of the sweet things
of life for the pottage of money.
THE BOSSES' LIFE NOT A BED OF ROSES
WE HEAR a great deal about the large number
of people who have been out of work since
the first of the year. The unemployed are
not the only people who have troubles—although
few misfortunes are more disheartening than enforced idleness.
Many workers have the notion that all employers lead a happy-care-free, prosperous lite.
This is far from the fact. The truth is that two
in every five manufacturing companies in the
last two years either made no profits or have
suffered losses. Also it is true that bankruptcies
are increasing, so difficult has it become in many,
not to say most, lines to make reasonable profit.
This is largely due to the growing tendency toward consolidation and mergers among the captains of industry. The million dollar and billion
dollar corporations are increasing each year, driving to the wall more and more small concerns. And
this trend is certain to be more pronounced during
1928 than ever before.
The ordinary retail merchant and small business man, especially in the rural communities, is
finding his life less and less a bed of roses. Competition from larger concerns steadily become, i
more agressive, more killing.
On the other hand, it is indisputable that an
increasing number of employees are able to enjoy
higher standards of living than formerly, and also
to save money, acquire their own homes and spend
more for education of their families.
Could the truth be ascertained, the strong prob- j
ability is that it would be found that a larger per-|
centage of steadily employed workers, taking ono j
grade and one class with another, have fewer fi -
nancial worries and more happiness than in th' j
case among those doing business on their owi
account.
The chain stores are slowly but surely crowding
the small retail merchant.    Butchers, bakers,
grocers,  the old-time  shoe makers  and  merchant  tailors,  are steadily disappearing.    Tho
busy housewife now has ample time for social;
activities because she feeds her family out of tin
cans or takes them around the corner to the cafe ■ i
teria for the evening meal.   Large homes and bit;
families are no longer wanted.    The cramped;
apartment is so much easier to take care of. Theru i
is no use to argue against these changed con-i
ditions.   We cannot blame any woman for no:|
wanting to sepnd ten hours a day over the kitchei1
sink or beside the wash tub.   Women are wakins; i
up!  Bearing children, cooking, sewing and washing for a large family has filled our cemeteries
with wives and mothers sent to an early grave.
Two generations ago the majority of wives were
sflaves, working for their board and clothes and
the clothes were not much to excite their enthusiasm.   Still the fact remains that it takes a lot of
scheming to glide over the thin ice upon which the
majority of families are skating today. |
A thorough-going analysis by the research
staff of the National Industrial Conference Board
of the income tax returns to the Federal Government reveals that he percentages of corporations i
and individual business men reporting no net in-1
come is rapidly increasing. j
Wise people who can see the gatheriing cloud in |
the sky are laying away something for a rainy
day.
Union Bay
Miss Minnie Mugford of Vancouver
Is visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. Magnone.
Mr. A. Kay and daughter Greta
spent the week-end in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fulcher left on
Sunday for Vancouver where they will
spent the next few days with their son
Gordon.
The many friends of Mrs. Hudson
will be pleased to hear that she is
home from the Cumberland Hospital
and feeling much better.
Mrs. Herbert Glover has been spending a few days with her sister, Miss
Russel, at Ladysmtth.
Mr. E. Hirst, ot Vancouver, visited
friends here over the week-end.
Headquarters
The Rev. W. A. and Mrs. Alexander
visited the families of their congregation here last week.
Mr. George Campbell left on Sunday for Winnipeg. His health ts restored and he feels much Indebted to
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VICTORIA, March 29.—Part ot the
provincial government's department of
mines which is resulting in the .marked increase of attention being paid to
legitimate mining development In
British Columbia, deals with the
spreading of accural' „• Information by
resident mining engineers.
During the past tew weeks addres-
Bill was buying
Cigars for the
crowd, that day
"The i' cutest little
shaver," he told his
friends. "Yes, a boy-
nine pounds."
After supper that
night Bill had a session at the telephone
advertising the new
addition to his family
He made five long-dis-
tanctr calls to friends
and relatives who lived
in communities from
20 to 200 miles away.
"The cutest little
shaver," he told them
all." "Yes, a boy—nine
pounds."
What does it matter
whether he told them
a)) the same story? He
got a great "kick" out
of those long-distance
calls and so did the
folks at the other end.
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sea have been given in various'centres
i by government engineers and these
are said to have given the public a
; clearer idea of the immense possibil-
! Ities of British Columbia's mineral
! wealth than any other single factor.
; Resident mining engineers make
; through investigations during the
! year ot all active and new properties
■ In their respective disti lets. Their
i reports are embodied In the annual
, report of the Minister ot Mines and
I are taken ae gospel.
i Another feature whioh mining men
! say has strengthened the mining slt-
i uatlon Is the strict attention paid by
I ithe government to new floatations.
I Warnings are given to promoters ot
| spurious mines, with the result that
'one resident engineer in addressing
| a Vancouver audience recently said
In most instances ia British Columbia
the public has confidence in mining
men and brokers.
This situation has already resulted
in large investments by the general
public in mining stocks ot the better
class.   As a consequence Large sums
, are going into actual development and
the year 1928 Is expected to far sur-
| pass ln production figures any that
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The coming general election in Brit-
! ish Columbia finds the Liberal party
in stronger standing than at any other
time for several years.   Unbiassed political observers see a remarkable reversal of party  standing  since   last
summer and lt is confidently asserted
j that the MacLean government will be
. returned  to power with a clear-cut
majority.   A keen analysis ot the slt-
I uatlon  points  to the  election of  2d
I straight lberal candidates.
'    Meanwhile the Liberals aa well as
' the Conservatives aire well organized,
with the government side naturally
I holding tne ibetter position because of
It being In power.   Just ae the elect-
. ors of New Westminster and Nelson
I refused to return an opposition can- j
dtdate at the by-elections, so it Is expected that the general electorate will
standi by the administration which has
been able to weather war-time conditions,   post-war   rehabilitation   and
come through 12 years of rule which
have covered the most difficult administrative period »W government In
Canada has ever faced.
*   •   e
Education, of British Columbia children In tbe public schools ot ithe province Is being well oared for, according
to the department of education's report for 1926-27. It shows that there
were 105,000 children enrolled and
that the cost ito the government for
each child was $31.41. No other .province In Canada has set a higher standard of education for its chilren. Great
credit Is given Premier MacLean, who
has been minister of education In Brit-
ist Columbia for 12 years. He was
formerly a school teacher and has
specialized In that branch of government.
Actual commencement of highway
work by the department of public
works for the 1928 season Is at hand
states Hon. W. H. Sutherland. This
year's work will Involve a heavy ex
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pendlture and ithe $4,000,00 voted by
the legislature tor highways and bridges will go tar towards bringing the
public works minister's programme
up to date. Hon. Dr. Sutherland states
he will pay particular attention to
building settlers' roads, so that land
settlement may be encouraged to the
fullest degree. Little paving is to he
done, but many secondary roads will
be improved to provide the very best
'quality of highways known, outside ol
actual paving.
The network of highways of British
Columbia Is doing much towards making the province famous as a tourists
playground. This brings millions o(
foreign cash here every year and provides better markets for all provincial
produce. Before the end of the season,
states the minister, every constituency
will have benefitted materially by this
year's highway program.
•   •   •
The very important work ot dealing
effectively with insanity and minor
mental afflictions In British Columbia
Is receiving the proper government attention', states Premier MacLean. Following the Investigation made by a
special committee, which lasted tor
two years, a comprehensive report was
made to the legislature and It was
found that the province was already
well abreast of other countries In dealing with the problem. How It is proposed by the Premier to appoint a
provincial psychiatrist to study anil
reportupon Incipient insanity . The
premier states that In a majority of
oases proper treatment of Incipient'
cases would prevent the development j
of insanity. This will be «et as an
objective of the provincial department
of health.
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ISLAND FINALS FOR
THOMPSON   CUP
PLAYED AT ROYSTON
(Continued  from  Page  One)
TON LITTER COMPETITION
To encourage the raising of more
swine In B.C|, the Department of Agriculture offers the following prizes
for,litters of pigs to be known as the
Ton Litter, the Province ito be divided
into six districts as follows:-
Bulkley and Nechaco Valley.
Columbian Valley, East and West
Kootenay, as far west as Rock Creek.
Okanagan Valley, Including district
west to Cascade mountains.
Lillooet and Cariboo districts.
Lower Fraser Valley.
Vancouver Island.
RULES :-
(1) Each litter to .be not less than
eight pigs; (2) All pigs ln litter, to he
ear marked or tagged before weaning;
(3) Not less than four litters to com- j
pete in each district;  (4) litters will I
be judged on the basis of: weight CO
points,   Type   15  points,   Finish   15
points, Quality 10 .points;  (5) Litters
to be farrowed not later than April;
16, 1928; (6) Pigs should be of desir-
able weights around six months ofj
age, 190 to 220 pounds.
1st prize $30.00; second prize $20.00
third prize, $10.00, fourth prize, $5.00.
Competition is open to anyone in- j
terested in hog raising.
Competitors to give name and ad-'
dress, date of farrowing of litters, and
breed.
Applications for entry in the com-1
petition to be sent In not later than |
May 10th. to_ Dr. A. Knight, Live Stock
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Victoria, B.C. or E. R. Bewell,
District Agriculturist, Courtenay, B.C.
Easter Musical
Service
The Cumberland United Church
choir will give their Easter selections,
and anthems on Sunday evening, April
1st at 7 p.m. Everyone cordially In-!
vlted.
It did help the boys and they appreciate lt. If the Cumberland team had
changed their sweaters, lt would have
Improved the game for the spectators
and probably helped the .players as
well. The Victoria High's colors were
black with a band of gold and" Cumberland's blue with a band of gold
and when the players were mingled
It was difficult to tell them apart. But
as the referee was able to distinguish
the players and Cumberland had only
brought the one set of strips, the only
thing to do was to play in them.
At 8:15 referee Green centered of)
and within a few seconds a free throw
was awarded Victoria whioh was converted. Cumberland came right back
and through Conrad ran ln two baskets In short order to take the lead
4-1. Victoria then settled down to
play, and by some well planned combination and sharpshooting of Forbes
they took the lead which they 'held.
The locals were excited at this stage
and couldn't quite settle down to their
usual short passing game. But towards the end of the first half they
were going better, the half ending
with Victoria leading 17-13.
From the toss up of the second half
the Victoria High made straight for
the locals basket and within a few
minutes had netted flive (baskets—It
looked like curtains for Cumberland.
But the local lads rallied with dogged
determination and Inoh by Inch they
were overhauling Victoira. Wtih four
minutes to go Victoria called time out
—the score now stood 33-30 ln Victoria's favor. The fans were wild
with excitement for in the next four
minute3 the pendulum could swing
either way and with it the championship. After the two-minute Interval
Victoria put in a substitute guard. C.
Chapman who relieved D. Bissel. On
resuming play Victoria's rangy forwards got working and netted the
deciding baskets while the best Cumberland could do was to get one basket
having plenty of hard luck with their
shots. The game ended with Victoria
champions of the Island by 40-32 and
Cumberland consoled with the thought
that they .had put up a good battle
even though they lost.
The players and Individual scores
were as follows:-
Cumberland—H. Conrad (15), J.
Hill (6). N. Hill (8), V. Marlnelll (2).
N. Frelone (1). A. Dick, G.' Browty A.
Brown.
Victoria—T. Forbes (19), W. Hill
(12), A. Cudllp (4), D. Bissel (3), B.
MacMurchle (2). C. Chapman.
VICTORIA BASKETBALLERS
HONORED
(Continued from page one)
the outcome was in serious doubt
right up until the final toot of the
whistle. He poke of the fine manner
ln which the teachers and people of
Cumberland cooperated with the team
Mr. Jackson again took his audience
by storm In the singing of "P. C. 49."
The toastmaster called upon Mr.
Shenstone for a few remarks. Mr.
Shenstone said that lt was the cleanest game that he bad ever seen played. Victoria played a splendid game
and In his opinion the best team won
but the margin was very close.
The (banquet disbanded at 12 o'
clock with the singing of "Auld Lang
Syne" and God Save the Ring." Before departing three hearty cheers
were given Mr. Green for his excellent  refereelng. )
TENDERS WANTED
Tenders for the hauling of coal to
the Cumberland General Hospital will
be received by the undersigned, up to
and including 13 noon, April the IStb,
1928, and from whom further particulars may be obtained. The lowest or
any tender not necessarily accepted.
C. J. PARNHAM,
Sec'y Cumberland General Hospital.
TENDERS FOR COAL
SEALED tenders addressed to the
Purchasing Agent Department of
Public Works, Ottawa, will be received at his office until IS o'clock noon,
Wednesday, April 18th, 1928, for the
supply of coal for the Dominion Buildings and Experimental Farms and
Stations, throughout the Provinces of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and1
British Columbia.
Forms of tender with specifications
and conditions attached can be obtained from G. W. Dawson Purchasing
Agent, Department of Public Works,
Ottawa; J. E. Cyr, Supt. of Dominion
Buildings. Winnipeg, Man.; H. E. Matthews, District Resident Architect,
Winnipeg, Man.; G. J. Stephenson,
District Resident Architect, Reglna,
Sask.; J. M. Stevenson, District Resident Architect, Calgary, Alta.; and J.
G. Brown, District Resident Architect,
Victoria, B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on the above mentioned
forms.
The right to demand from the successful tenderer a deposit, not exceeding 10 per cent, of the amount of the
tender, to secure the proper fulfillment of the contract, is reserved.
By order,
S; E. O'BRIEN,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa,  March  21,  1928 13-14
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal.and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
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lion had died and the show must go
on. Mr. Campbell thought for a time
nnd then said, "I'll do It." So he got
Into the skin and Into the cage anil
was strutting around the cage on all
fours, growling ferociously and looking for all the world like a lion, when
the cage door was opened and a tiger
admitted.
Mr. Campbell, "I'll bet I'm In tor It
now," as he ceased to growl and commenced backing away cautiously from
the approaching tiger, still on all
fours.
The tiger, "Don't be afraid ..Mrj
Campbell. It's all right, I come from j
Victoria too."
Mr. Jackson then gave imitations of
Chinese opera and a chicken laying i
an egg and exhibitions of Juggling
mm walking on his hands.
Mrs. Wheeler rendered n few Bel-,
ections on the piano which were
greatly apprccalted. I
Norman Frelone played a few jazzi
tur.es at the request of several ot his
friends.
Mr. Jackson entered made up as a j
prizefighter and sang "The Night I
fought Jack Johnson." which pleased {
the  gathering   Immensely.
The toastmaster then called upon
Mr. Campbell, of Victoria. M. Campbell said that he was deeply Impressed
with the reception given them. Speaking of the game, he said that It WuS
tho hardest game Victoria had ever
played against an tip-island team and
CEALED TENDERS addressed to
V signed, and endorsed "Tender for
Assembly Wharf, Port Alberni, B.C.,
will be received until Id o'clock noon
Wednesday, April 18, 19SS for the
construction of Assembly wharf, at
Port Alberni, Comox-Alberni District,
B.C.
Plans anil forms of contract can be
seen and specifications and forms ot
tender obtained at this Department,
at tho office of the Dlstrtet Engineer,
Post Office Building, Victoria, B.C.;
at the Post Offices, Vancouver, B.C.
and Port Alberni. B.C., also at the
Builders' Exchanges. 11509 Prior St.,
Victoria, B.C., aud 015 West Hastings
St., Vancouver, 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 u 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 as
security, or bonds and a cheque If
required to make up an odd amount.
NOTE—Blue prints can be-obtained
at this Department by depositing an
ncceptcd cheque for the sum ot $25.00,
paya.hle to the order of the Minister of
Public Works, which will be returned
if the Intending bidder submit a regular bid.
By order,
S. E. O'BRIEN,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa. March 14, 1928. —'—
PAGE FOUR
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, RC.
FRIDAY.  MARCH  30th,  1928
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Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a i/o-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
APPROVED
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS CO.
Limited.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
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Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
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HEALTH SERVICE
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Question concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered. Questions as to diagnosis and treatment will not be answered.
Crippled Children
There Is nothing that touchos the
heart of humanity as much as the
Bight ot crippled children. There f?
always a willingness to do what Is
possile to lighten tho burden of their
affliction and to brighten their lives.
This Is a commendable spirit as It
gives evidence of man's regard for
those who are not so fortunate as he
himself. There la also behind it the
feeling Hhat every child should have
a chance In this world .
It U fortunate that, to the majority
of people, a crippled child is one who
Is deformed physically or who has lost
part of a limb. These make up only
part of the group. The child who has
a damaged heart or whose organs are
deficient in any way Is   just as much
cripple as Is the child whose bones
are twisted.
It Is right and just that suitable and
extra attention should be provided for
thebe children. Because of their
handicap, they need special care and
guidance in tllielr education.
While this Is true, our chief concern
should be to prevent any child from
becoming crippled and, as a result,
handicapped in life's venture. It is
a fact that the condition of any of
Ihese children could have been prevented by care and proper treatment
at the right time.
Many damaged hearts result from
diseased tonsils and1 teeth which .are
not properly and promptly treated.
Much permanent damage results trom
such diseases as scarlet-fever and
measles.
If we wish to protect our Canadian i
children, then It Is our responslblity
I to support the work of health depart-
: ments and health organizations which
seek to prevent the conditions that
cripple children; wMch bring to the
attention of parents the need for early
and proper treatment; and which seek
to spread knowledge concerning prevention.
COLONIAL LADIES OF
VANCOUVER ISLAND
Interesting Book to Be Published
Nearly five hundred names of pioneer -women have now been gathered
together for the purpose of including
them in the book "Colonial Ladles of
Vancouver Island," which the Women's Canadian Club of Victoria Is
sponsoring. The book will take its
appearance some time during the next
Autumn, and lt tihe earnest wish of Uie
club that none of the women who
came to Vancouver Island during the
period between 1843 and 1866 be left
out.
A mass of Interesting and romantic
material Is being turned ln, and the
stories which will be written around
the picturesque figures of these
charming women should be most fascinating. Their adventures and experiences were no less thrilling and
dangerous than that of their men, and
this will ibe the first time that the
story of those days will be written
from the women's stand-point entirely.
It Is desired to make the cover design of the book typical of the contends and as artistic and attractive as
poslble. For this purpose competitive
designs will be asked.
Royston Notes I
TIDE TABLE for COMOX DISTRICT!
Date
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1:10
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1:47
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2:23
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Tu
3:42
9.0
W.
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10.7
Th
2:01
11.1
P.
3:02
11.7
Sa
3:39
12.1
S.
4:09
12.4
M.
4:37
12.6
Tu
5:04
12.7
W.
5:31
12.8
Th
5:69
12.8
P.
0:25
3.9
Sa
1:09
5.0
S.
1:55
6.4
M.
2:45
7.8
Tu
3:43
9.0
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4:50
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14:36
15:13
15:53
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The whist drive which was held In
the Royston School house under the
auspices of the Women's Auxiliary to
the M.S.C.C. on Thursday evening of
last week was a great success both socially and financially. Nine tables ot
whist were played the prizewinners
being Mrs. Martin, ladies' first, Mrs.
Gordon Thomas consolation and Mr.
A. Doble, men's first and Mr.J. Porde,
consolation. Tihe men's consolation
was tied for by T. Fealy and J. Porde
the tatter being the winner In the
drawing. Dainty refreshments were
served by the members of the Auxiliary.
"    Very Pitiful
A gentleman was walking down the
street with his little boy at his side,
when the boy cried out: "Oh, pa!
there goes an editor!
"Hush, hush, "said thefather, "Dont
make sport of the poor man, God only
knows what you may come to yourself some day."
BEER
»
55§§H
DURING the mediaeval period two neighboring towns in
the Old Country had long engaged in a rivalry as to
which brewed the best beer. During a dispute one day in
early spring, between two brew-masters, one from each of
the towns in question, it was claimed by one that the Beer
brewed by the other lacked strength, To settle the dispute,
the following test was proposed: Each brew-master was to
consume a gigantic tankard of the beer brewed by his
opponent, after which he was to stand on one leg and thread
a needle. The loser claimed that a goat that had butted in
through the circle of men surrounding the opponents was
responsible for his downfall. The winner laughingly replied: ''It was the Bock
(German word for goat) in the beer." From that time it became customary to brew a
special dark beer called "BOCK BEER" and place it on sale in the Spring of each year.
BOCK  BEER
may be obtained on Saturday, April 7th, 1928, and thereafter until the limited supply
is gone, from the Government Liquor Stores, in bottles, or on draught in any licensed
/ place at the same price as regular beer.
Bock Beer is the BREWERS' TREAT, an exceptional brew of high-grade Beer and
aged (lagcred) for an unusually long period. It is a very wholesome and nutritious
beverage, the highest achievement of the skilled Brew-master, Order early to make
sure of a supply. Bock Beer, brewed by the Vancouver Breweries
Limited, Westminster Brewery Limited, Rainier Brewing Company
of Canada Limited, Silver Spring Breweries' Limited, and Victoria-
Phoenix Brewing Co. Limited is guaranteed to be absolutely pure ItHEaBl
lie r.    Order a case to your home for Easter.     Delivery Free.   'Safr'l
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the
Government of British Columbia.
FROM THE WEEKLY
NEWS OF THIRTY-
ONE YEARS AGO
Through the kindness of Mr. J. J.
Wler we have been privileged to
scan over the pages of the "Weekly
News" published at Union, Comox district, on Monday, November 29th, 1897,
almost thirty-one years ago. The following are a few of the ItemB taken
trom the paper, which at that time
was edited by Mr. Khttney:
SUCCESSFUL RAID.
The government agent authorized
a irald on Chinatown last night which
resulted in a big haul. Mr. Eugene
Doyle, by reason of his ability to
speak "heathen" wns chosen recon-
nolter. Upon his report a pose of
specials was organized consisting of
E. Doyle, Tom. Hudson, J. Bruce, F,
Dangerlleld, J. McKIm, J. White, G.
McGargle, F. Dalby, Ed. Calnan, led
hy Constable Thompson and Baird.
At 8:31) the rusih was made. Doyle
wis Inside. The Fan Tan was tho
game. The Johnnies were taken by
surprise. They made for tne back
way; there stood Doyle who instantly
presented arms. The Chinese to the
number of 33 were captured and
marched to Jail.
at*
TIIK 111 FATED ANDERTONS.
Nothtlng further has been learned of
Richard and William Anderton who
were drowned on Tuesday, November
16th. They left Union Bay for home,
their father Mr. William Anderton, of
Comox informs us, on, Tuesday, about
9 o'clock in the fore noon, Intending
to return the same day. When their
boat was found It waa filled with
water and three of the four oars were
gone. Parties have been engaged In
searching along the shore almost every day since the accident, but so far
without avail.
• *   •
The funeral services of the late
Mrs. Elizabeth Wler were conducted
by the Rev. Mr. Dodsd, assisted by the
Rev. Mr. Hicks. Mrs. Wler was a
strict Presbyterian and noble christian lady. She had taken the place
of mother to her nephew, Mr. J. J.
Wler, having adopted him when very
; oung; both he and his family will
miss the kind old lady greatly.
• *     a
The News did not appear so early
as usual last week owing to the Illness
of Mr. RalphCummlngs ot the Typographical department.
a    •    •
COURTENAY, B.C.
Courtenay is a pleasant village situated on both sides of the Courtenay
River and on the road up to the settlement, three miles from Comox Bay.
The road to Union olso passes through
It. It has a a central position, Here
are two hotels, one first class store,
a saw mill, soda-water works, post
office, shops etc. It Is a favorite place
for fisherman and hunters.
• *    m
PASSED OFF WEll.
"Ye Olde Folkes Concert," whioh
came off on Tuesday evening did not
draw so large an audience as desired.
However, <the programme was given
■as advertised, with a tew exceptions;
these being unavoidable, as some,
whose names appeared on the programme were suffering with bad colds.
The orchestra was exceptionally
good: Dr. West wood and Mr. Baird,
violinists; Mr. Harry Roy, cornetlst;
Rev. Mr. Hicks, flute and Mrs. Ed. McKIm pianist.
The costumes of "Ye Olde Folkes,"
presented some fantastic conceptions
of "ye olde styles."
The tableaux provoked much merriment among the spectators. We regret that lack of space precludes a
more extended and personal notice,
the entire programme appeared ln the
two proceeding Issues of ihe News.
• •    •
PERSONA! MENTION.
Mr. George Hodgson fell through an
opening ln the loft at Dan Kilpatrlck's
stable, to the floor below, badly bruising him. This occurred on Monday
ot last week, and was owing doubtlessly to his poor sight. He was taken
to the hospital.
•      •      •
Mr. J. Harwood, section master on
the U. C. Co., Rly., has Invented a
railway spike whioh Is said to be
much superior to any now In use. It
will be patented and doubtless supplant all others. It Is hoped Its Introduction will bring ithe track master,
a handsome pile.
a    a    a
The "kids" must be looked after a
little more sharply at public entertainments, and kept quiet. We owe
this to ourselves, but much more to
them.
• *   •
The Thistle brought up the mall on
Tuesday and took down a load ot coal,
the City of Nanaimo coming up on
Wednesday to take her place on th*
return trip Thursday morning. FRIDAY,  MARCH  30th,   1928
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PAGE FIVE
P
SIX REASONS
why the
WHIPPET
is the Best Car in its Price Class:
1. A Hollow Crank Shaft—Full Force Oil Feed.
2. Automatic Spark Control.
3. Bronze-backed Detachable Bearing Caps.
4. Bendix Brakes.
5. More Miles per Gallon.
6. Timken Bearings Throughout.
Minto
Mrs. Robert Williamson, of Crowton
Farm, left on Thursday last for Vic-
A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE
Courtenay, B.C., March 20, 1828
To Whom It May Concern:
This is to certify that I have driven a
Whippet Four Coupe, Model 1927, 21,000 miles.
The motor's valves hove been ground once,
otherwise no expense whatever. Car has made
an average of thirty-three (33) miles to one
gallon of gasoline, and Is more than satisfactory ln all respects.
I can highly recommend the car to any
prospective buyer.
H. P. ESTLIN,
Salesman for Dominion Rubber Co.,
Victoria.
Union Hotel
Cumberland, B. C.
Electrically Heated
Throughout
Our Service is the BEST
R. YATES, Proprietor
Phone U Phone It
// Your Car Needs Repairs, See
JOE HEMM
if or Real Service.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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Kauonable j
Hotel
ACCOMMODATION THE BIST
Rooms Steam Heated
W. MERRIF1E1D, Prep.
OVERSEAS TOURS
PERSONALLY   CONDUCTED
Under the auspices of the Canadian
National Railways and White Soar
Line, an All-Expense Overseas Tour,
personally conducted, Is planned for
tihe coming summer.
Tihe t°ur party will sail from Montreal July 7th and will visit Great
Britain, Belgium, France and Switzerland.
The Itinerary Includes motor trips,
visits to galleries, museums, historic
sites and monuments.
Everything along the way ts arranged; no attention to detail necessary on the pant of the passenger.
Complete information and reservations may be had trom any agent of
the Canadian National Railways.
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TAXI
Car  leaves  Cumberland  Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union Bay.
Don't Delay
ORDER YOUR Easter
Goods NOW! We have
a good stock of Easter Supplies to select from
Let us make up a basket
for you at any price you
wish. We will place named
on Eggs.
SEE    THE    DISPLAY
at
A. Henderson's
toria on a two weeks' visit to her
daughter, Mrs. H. G. Mearns.
Miss Elsie Horwood left by Tuesday's train for Vancouver, taking
along her two nephews, Keith and
Lome Moffat, who have been with
their grandparents for the past three
months. She will take the train for
Prince George over the P. G. E. Railway.
Mrs. William Davies was the winner
of the coveted $5.00 gold piece, aggre
gate prize for three "500" drives put
on in Cumberland by the Cricke;
Club.   Practice makes perfect.
Another whist drive will be held in
the school on Tuesday evening, when
a good time is assured.
Walter Pearse left for Vancouver on
Wednesday morning. The promise of
good weather made Walter feel like
getting back to the bush.
Before another Issue of this paper
is printed, Mr. William Miller, who has
been residing on the Stalker ranch
since the New Year, will be on his
voyage to Australia. After residing ln
Courtenay and district for a few years.
he leaves on Tuesday to sail on the
"Niagara" which leaves Vancouver for
Sidney on Wednesday. We wish him
"bon voyage."
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller hove as
their guests, Mrs. Hugo and family, of
Williams Lake. Mrs. Hugo is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller.
Mr. T. Miller, who is a patient in
the Cumberland General Hospital visited his home at the 'week end.
Ronald Gray and George Smith
came down from Oyster River for the
week end.
Mrs. Stevenson, of Bowser, paid a
visit to Mrs. A. Wain, staying for a
tew days before returning.
Mrs. Louis Wain Is also the guesl
of Mrs. A. Wain.
Mr. Cyril Newman, of Port Alberni.
well known in Cumberland and district was a visitor at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Calnan over ithe week end.
Mrs. W. Woods, of Cumberland, was
the guest of Mrs. Pearce on Wednesday.
I Mrs. S. Gough and two ohilren, Ivy
and Marjorie, accompanied by Mrs.
Boffey, of Cumberland were the guests
of Mrs. Piercy and Mrs. eParse on
Wednseday.
Correspondence
You Roar with
Laughter!
every time you think, of that tremendous funny bone
tickler THE COHENS AND KELLYS
And NOW, the pleasantest surprise of your whole
life is in store for yon —
THE COHENS AND KELLYS ARE
HERE AGAIN LN A NEW
and funnier sequel to the picture that entertained
a nation 1
PARIS, mind you.   Wild, innocent fun and laughter
by the greatest comedy team in history
in the greatest spot on the globe for fun.
Come to the ILO-ILO THEATRE Friday or Saturday
of next week get yourself a good seat and then
get set for the laugh of a Ufetimel
The funniest team in
history-—It's a
scream
UNIYIMAL
, PICTURE
CAM LAIMMU ptiMrtt
GEORGE SIDNEY
J.FARREL Mac
A William Bcaudinc
^COHEHS-'KELLYS
IN PARIS
with Vera Cordon,
Kate Price and
Gertrude Aster*
LOCAL STORES AND
EASTER HOLIDAYS
Stores ln Cumberland will recognize Easter holidays by closing Good
Friday,-April 6th and Easter Monday,
April 9th. Stores will be open as
usual on Saturday, April the 7th.
PROGRAMME FOR THE
WEEK AT THE ILO-ILO
Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3,
"Love 'em and Leave 'em," with Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, Louise
Brooks. Whether you love 'em and
Leave 'em or Just don't bother about
'em at all (Lord forbid!) this is the
picture tor you.
Wednesday and Thursday, April 4
and 5, Lew Cody and Aileen Prlngle ln
"Adam and Evil," a real Comedy
scream. Eve started something—but
lt Isn't over yet.   See 'Adam and Evil.'
Next Friday and Saturday,—they're
here again! "The Cohens and Kellys
ln Parts." A laugh from start to finish and for hours afterwards. Also
the first of the new series of "The
Collegians,"
Mr. T. A. Scott, Manager, Canadian
Universal Films Ltd. visited Cumberland last week end.
Announcement
Flower Show, Community Halt, Comox, April 18th, 1938. SO classes.
Judging 18 to 8. Open to public 8 to II.
Tea will be served, 25c. Prize list
now available, C. W. Leedum, Comox.
or E. K. Bewell, Courtenay.        13-11
Sure It's u Cinch.
Most any man can be an editor. All
the editor has to do Is to sit at a desk
six days a week, four weeks a month,
twelve months ln a year and edit such
stuff as this:
"Mrs. Jones ot Oaotus Creek let a
can-opener slip last week and cut herself In. the pantry."
"Joe Doe climbed on the root of his
house last week looking for a leak
and tell landing on his back porch."
"While Harold Green was escorting
Miss Violet Wise from the ohurch social last Saturday nlghit a savage dog
attacked them and bit Mr. Green on
the public square."
"Mr. Fang, while harnessing a bronco last Saturday, was kicked just
south of his corn  crib."—Exchange.
Once again Comox seems to take
first place in the district amongst early
swimmers, as on Saturday Miss Gwen
Falrbalrn and Miss Frances Moore of
Couiteiiay enjoyed their first dip ol
the season.
Cumberland,  March  29.
Editor Cumberland Islander:
Dear  Slr:-
Please allow me a little space in
your paper to ask a simple question,
viz., "What s our polceman doing?"
Going up the street last night I was
forced off the sidewalk and for safety
took to the boulevard. Commencing
at the Post Office three boys on bicycles with a girl hanging on the rear
of the machine mounted on roller
skates came down the pavement at a
fast clip. You talk about Captain j
Campbell breaking speed records
some of the "kids" from Cumberland
could give him aces and spades.
Surely this is a condition that the po
lice of Cumberland can rectify. Wha:
with petty thefta and youngsters running riot round the town damaging
property wherever they think fit
leads one to believe that the police of
Cumberland do not function. I have
no desire to curb the activities of the
youngsters, but If they must play, for
the love of Peter, keep them off the
sidewalk—Ihe city park Is only a few
blocks away; the football field Is
quite handy, lots of open space for
them without crowding pedestriani
off the walk. For safety's sake I wat
forced to take to the boulevard. Hat!
I remained in the middle of the road
like as not some speed fiend coming
down Dunsmuir avenue at fifty mllet
an hour would have knocked me si
far I would not be able to come back
I think the next time I take a journe>
up the town I will peep round the
corner of Frelone's Grocery store tf
see If the road Is clear. If the rolle.
skating gang are having a session, 1
am going up the side street. But no
on second consideration I think tha;
would be out of the question also.
might get hit with a ibaseball; gang1
of "kids" on almost every street playing the popular game does not tend to
safety. Surely Mr. Editor, our city
policeman is big enough and bold
enough to at least enforce the law on
a bunch of roughneck yougsterB. I am
a firm believer in sports for all, young
and old, but in the right place and a
the right time. Of course, the pollci'
are not to blame for It all. As 1
take it. a lot of the trouble lies rlghl
in the home. Kids will be kids the
world over, but If parents would take
more Interest In their offspring, fewe;
police court cases would accrue.
Thanking you for your valuable space
and to our police I would say "here.s
hoping."
NERVOUS   PEDESTRIAN
SYNOPSIS OF
LANDACTAHENDHENn
PBE-EMFT10N8
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens ou 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,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charts
by addressing the Department of
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
Range,
Applications for pre-emptions art
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, in which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
- Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
to value of 710 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Sve
acres, before 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 tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land is }5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land 12.60 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 ou
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment ot
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 2u
acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained alter residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land bas been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
OUR STOCK OF CHOICE GROCERIES IS AT YOUR
DISPOSAL AT MANY SAVING PRICES
READ THIS LIST	
Nu-Jell Jelly Powders, all flavors, 3 for 25*?
Nu-Jell dainty puddings, per pkg  10*?
Cake Icing, Vanilla and Lemon   10*?
Regal Table Salt, 2 for 25*?
Heinz Pork and Beans, flats, 2 for 254?
Heinz Pure Mat Vinegar, 32 oz 45«?
C. & B. Pure Malt Vinegar, quarts 40*?
Weston's Fancy Biscuits, per It) packet 45*?
Red Arrow Soad Biscuits, per pkg 23*?
Fry's Cocoa, per i/jlb tin 30«?
Salada Orange Pekoe Tea, per tb   85*?
Heinz Pork and Beans (medium), per tin 17t?
Guest Ivory Soap, per box   55*?
Palm Olve Soap, 3 bars for 25c
Kellog's Corn Flakes, 2 for 25<?
Rodger's Golden Syrup, 5 lb tin 50*?
Fray Bentos Corn Beef, per tin   33*?
Quick Quaker Oats (china)  43*?
Rinso, large pkg 28*?; 3 Small pkgs 25»?
Steel Brigg's Garden Seeds in large variety
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Phone 155
Cumberland PAGE SIX
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Friday, march 30th, isas
New Cretonnes
IMPORTED CRETONNES:—We have just received a
shipment of new imported Cretonnes direct from
England, thus saving us a considerable amount,
the benefit of which we pass on to our customers.
Reversible Cretonnes, seven different designs and
colorings to select from, a splendid heavy quality, good
colorings and guaranteed to wear well. Price only 45c
per yard.
Reversible Cretonnes in several designs and colorings, 48 inches wide, very suitable for window drapes;
the width will allow of cutting it in half and so making
side curtains, at a very reduced price.   Price 65c yard.
REVERSIBLE CRETONNES:—Three patterns in this
quality, fully 50 inches wide, an dsmart colors.
Price 75c per yard.
NEW LINOLEUMS
Our Spring stock of Linos are here, and if you are
considering covering any of your rooms we will be
pleased to show you our stock. We also have a good
quality of Lino in the 4-yards wide, so that you can
have your floor covering all in one piece.
CURTAIN NETS
We carry at all times a good assortment of curtain
nets, suitable for any room, and at prices according to
quality.
KITCHEN RUGS
We have one special Rug which we have on view at
present, in a good large size, reversible.   Price $1.95.
FOR HOUSE FURNISHINGS
Sutherland's
dd)r^l
We Specialize
in Repairs of all kinds
Every department in charge of a
man   who   thoroughly   understands
his work.   100% satisfaction
is our aim.
Corfleld Motors Ltd.
Phone 46
Courtenay
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
¥
2^    Commencing   from   Today   we
\
from C to 1 A per cent.
on ail
Cash Purchases
made at
K. NAKANISHI
Hardware—Paints—Sporting Goods
We handle the famous Bapco Products.
Save 5c. and 10c. on every dollar you spend
*
By doing this our stock will turn
over more rapidly and also
SAVE YOU MONEY
^0<
O1
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Cumberland Personals
Mrs. Clouda, of Vancouver, arrived
in town Monday of this week to spend
a few days with her mother Mrs. Ben.
Brown. She returned home on Thursday.
* *   *
The many friends of Mr. Harry
Tarr will be sorry to hear taht he Is
patient at. the Cumberland General
Hospital.
• *   •
BIRTH—To Mr. and Mrs. H. . L.
Collins, on Saturday, March 24th, at
the Cumberland General Hospital, a
The friends of Mrs. Thomas Hudson of Unilon Bay will be pleased to
hear that she was well enough to return home from The Cumberland General Hospital on Sunday.
a     •     •
The Ladles' Aid to Cumberland
United Church met at the home of
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton on Tuesday
evening of this week. Arrangements
were made for the tea and_sale of
iwork which is to be held on Wednesday, April 4th.
a    *    •
Mr. Purnival Wllce* is a visitor In
town, the guest of his sister, Mrs. E.
0.  Robathan.
«   *   *
Miss McLannigan, the supervisor in
Domestic   Science   was   visiting ithe
Cumberland School during tihe week
•      •      •
Mrs. E. H. Nunns left for Victoria
on Thursday morning of this week
to spend a vacation with her son. the
Rev. A. de L. Nunns.
• •   »
Mrs. Lora Baker, Provincial Field
Director and Great Supervisor of the
Women's Benefit Association for tho
Province of Brltiish Columbia, arrived
in town Thursday of this week, to-
instruct the W.B.A. at their meeting
held on Thursday evening. Mrs
Baker is the guest of Mrs. V. Frelone
• *   •
Court Bevan, Ancient Order of Foresters held their regular meeting on
Wednesday evening last in the Fraternal Hall, when a class of five candidates were initiated. During the
course of the evening, the members
of the Court were very much surprised when the lady Foresters paid
tihem an unexpected visit, bringing
delectable refreshments with them
After the serving of refreshments a
social evening followed which was
kept up until miidnight.
9      *      *
A chimney fire at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Partridge on Monday
afternoon last gave the (local ftrei
fighters a few minutes work. Practically no damage was done.
• *   *
Mr. J. Hamilton, general manager
of the B.C. Telephone co. was a visitor
In the district during the week. Several members of the 72nd Canadian
aeaforths, .resident In this distjricti
would have been pleased to have welcomed "Jimmy" had they known he
was ln the district. Mr. Hamilton
went over to France with the 72nd
and became Major, having charge ot
"A"     company..
• •   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cope were visitors to the mainland last week end.
• *   •
The Cumberland Cricket Club hereby give notice that any person or persons caught damaging the ground at
the "Y" or the fence will be Instantly
prosecuted
•   *   •
The Rev. E. O. Robathan left for
Nanaimo on Saturday morning of las:
week where he will spend a few days
before crossing over to Vancouver.
• t   *
YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICE.
The service last Sunday evening,
March 25th, was In charge of the
Young People's Society of the Cumberland United Church. The addresB
was given by Rev. Peter Kelly, of Nanaimo, who spoke on the subject
"Watch with Me," comparing the opportunities which the disciples lost
when they slept In the garden of
Gethsemane the night of Christ's betrayal, with those which people miss:
today. Mr. Stanley Mounce. the.president, took charge of the service, Miss
G. McFadyen read the lesson and Mr.
George Brown and Mr. Jack Auchterlonle took up the collection. During
the services Mr. and Mrs. Kelley sang
a duet and Miss E. Henderson a solo.
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton will not
receive on Monday, April the 2nd.
But will receive for the last time this
season on the first and second Mondays in May.
a     •    •
HOLY TRINITY TALENT
CLUB MEETS AT VICARAGE.
The Girls' Talent Club to Holy Trinity church met at the Vicarage on
Monday evening of this week, it being
the regular fortnightly meeting. A
busy evening was spent ln sewing for
the sale of work. Arrangements were
made for an Easter Tea which will be
on Wednesday April 11, in the Angll-
! can Hall. It was decided that a short
; programme tor the tea be drawn up.
Refreshments were served later In the
evening. -•
"IF YOU GET IT AT MUMFORD'S—IT'S GOOD!"
MUMFORD'S
YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEETING.
On Monday evening, March 26th,
Rev. Peter Kelly addressed a combined meeting of the Cumberland and
Courtenay Young People's Societies.
He took as his subject "How Is an Indian well read." His address was
very Instructive and Interesting especially his explanations of totem poles.
Solos were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Kelly
After the meeting a social was held.
LARGE CROWD ATTENDS BENEFIT
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.
A large crowd attended the benefit
whist drive and danco. which was held
on Friday evening of last week in the
Great War Veterans' Hall under the
auspices of the Ladles' Auxiliary to
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Twenty-three tables of whist were played
the prizes being won by Mrs. Bouoh,
ladles' first, Mrs. R. K. Walker, second, Mr. William Brown, gents' first
and Mr. Hunt second. After the
whist refreshments were served by
the ladles, following which the dancing took place. Jimmy Walker and
his Melody Four orchestra supplied
excellent music.
ATTENTION LADIES!
Mr. E. L. Saunders of the Saundor's
Shoe Repair Shop wishes to announce
that at great expense he has Installed
a McKay Ladles' Shoe Stitcher. It is
the only machine of its kind on the
Island north ot Nanaimo, there being
one in that city, and two or three in
Victoria. This machine not only expedites the Work of soloing but turns
out such neat work that It Is Impossible to know shoes have been resoled.
All stitching is machine done in the
Inside of the shoe. Drop Into Mr
Saunder's shop and see for yourself
what a wonderful improvement this
McKay stitcher will be.
Fresh Fruit now being scarce we would recommend
you to try our
EVAPORATED PRUNES OCT
2 lbs. for  ZOC
EVAPORATED PEACHLS «J r _
per lb Out
EVAPORATED APRICOTS 9C„
per lb ODC
OUR STOCK IS ALWAYS FRESH AND OF
FANCY QUALITY
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71
Cumberland
Bevan
Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Spencer returned   to   Vancouver   Sunday    last |
after spending a few days with Mrs. j
H. Sheppard.
Mr. H. Paquette of Port Alberni j
was a visitor over the week end re-1
turning Sunday evening. '
On Monday last Murdock McAllister i
returneu home after working for the |
past three months at Port Alberni.    I
Three automobiles loaded with Bev-1
an Cribbage players Journeyed to j
Cumberland Wednesday to attend the i
annual smoker of the cribbage league
and had a wonderful time from all!
reports. i
CARD OF THANKS
The Ladles' Auxiliary ot theF.O.E.
wish to thank the public for making
the benefit whist drive and dance for
Mrs. Home a. success They also,
wish to thank Jimmy Walker and hlu
Melody Entertainers who kindly donated music for the dance.
Quality and Service
Appreciating
The  Patronage  of  our
old  friends  and
Customers
City, Meat
Market
Phone HI
Mr. A. E. Rolston, Vancouver manager of F.B.O. Pictures Corporation
visited Cumberland on Wednesday.
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FOR SALE—DUCKS EGGS, 7B cents
a setting, $6.50 per hundred—Apply
H. MorrlBon, Lake Trail Road, Telephone Courtenay 85 q. 13-16
TO THE little folks too young and fun-loving to appreciate the real
significance of Easter it is a day associated only with Chocolate
Bunnies, Chickens, Ducks and Eggs.
Yes even a lot of we grown-ups have caught the spirit of gayety and
romp and like our gifts of Eggs and Easter favors.
Here you will find the most unique, daintiest and cleverest conceptions
in Easter Eggs, Candy Baskets, Candy Novelties, Bunnies and Favors that
will get a warm welcome for the day from your sweetheart or wife as
from the little folks.
. Royal Confectionery
COURTESY, QUALITY AND SERVICE.
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Easter Edition
1928
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"H c©nan(BD S ccdcsqisS   Ye Ihave caDM cuke lem^"
I cfflnnKB (mac®i!n|l ftlhe vaiey wSti DSglht aumoQ seoig! By tihe priunurese stairs Sid tie slhadowy grasSs
Ye naaay trace may step e'eir tLhe waheaaSiBg eairttlh, By tihe jjireeBa leaves ©penaSiajg as I! parss."
ISTEN! Tis the Voice of Spring!" Dancing nimbly into our midst, she's come to greet us and bid us make
merry with her. Her music is the song of fluttering birds. In her path . . . illumined by a warming sun
.... trees can be seen bursting into leaf while, beneath them, the violet and the daisy and the primrose have
risen in colorful welcome.   Rejoice! Featuring
all the
Newest Styles
for
EASTER
OUR STORE
is brim full of
Snappy
Spring Garments
and
Accessories
n
Easter
Coats, Hats, Dresses
for
Children
Miss E. M. E.
Johnson
Courtenay
Two-Piece Effect Important in Additional
Group of Ensembles in Daytime Frocks
Printed Crepe de Chine Dresses
With Georgette or Flat Crepe
Coats — fine Cording and
Tucking  Emphasized—
Draped Lace Dinner
Models
PARIS STORES ELABORATE
SILHOUETTES; FAVOR FAILLE
Simulations of the two-piece
pluy n significant part in a second
group or spriiiK [rocks presented
hy I he foremost New York firms.
This styling is Implied in a selection of ensembles and daytime
dresses of Hat crepe and georgette.
The more formal type of afternoon
dress In this showing places emphasis on lace, alone and In combination with georgette,
Medium-slue prints on crepe de
chine serve as the fabric choice
for the ensemble frock. Knife-
pleated rikirls combine with the
simulated jumper trimmed with
fagoting or plain banding, the
necklines finished in a V and sometimes accompanied by a scarf tie.
Navy or black Hat crepe or georgette is used for the coats. The
georgette is doubled to form a
wide border at the bottom and on
the sleeves, and Is finished with a
revers jabot collar, while the print
of the dress lines the flat crepe
coat finished with scarf neckline.
The cardigan jacket accompanies
an afternoon frock of georgette,
likewise In two-piece effect, elaborated with lace yoke and pleated
skirt.
A tailored quality is achieved
on the daytime flocks of plain Hal
crepe and georgette, through line
cording and tucking. Double rows
of cording are Introduced on the
bottom of the jumper, on Hie
sleeves, and In a curved shape
around the neckline to suggest a
yoke. Tucking Is employed In
horizontal bands around the entire
jumper. White piping, center Jabots, self-fabric belts, and knife-
ideated skirls live the usual details.
Beige is a ntod in the formal
afternoon dresses of lace aud georgette. In lite all-lace models,
drapes on ell her side contribute I"
the uneven hemline, while in Hie
combination of lace and georgette
the Ince Is used as a deep flounce,
as a jabot and for deep cuffs.
EASTOH HULLS.
King joyous bells of Raster,
Death hath not conquered life;
Victorious is our risen  Lord.
And finished all bis strife,
From Calvary's mount or darkness,
l.o! starry lilies bloom;
For by the cross we conquer
Aud fearless face the tomb.
Adds to Effect With Embroideries
i. ........      and Stiff Silks    CltttiH
MKE EASTER LTLIES,
Like Easier lilies, pure and white,
Make Thou our hearts, 0 Lord of
I.lghl!
Like Easter lilies, let them be
Sweet chalices of love to Thee!
Paris—A dressy and elaborate
note characterizes afternoon dresses
and ensembles of stores, whose
collections, while emphaslztug this
type of clothes especially, also Iri-
cttde evening frocks for women and
debutantes, and a selection of
sports and   morning  models.
Tbe silhouette stressed by this
couturier contributes to this elaborate type, as do the materials
Utilized, Kkirls are full, whether
cut widely circular with all-around
godets, or developed with two or
three tiers which are also en forme.
Dipped Coals.
Some stores show the majority
of their models with a higher waistline at front and dipping effect nt
back, and the hem on the skirt follows this movement even in some
of the coats. Several models In
this spirit are made of satin crepe
nnd many others in black taffeta
or faille, two weoves particularly
In favor in tills showing.
With black taffeta they also
make some youthful types of
frocks. An attractive model, for
Instance, called "Hirondelle," has
a bodice opening over a gilet of
white linen, with a turnover collar
held by a black ribbon knotted nt
Ibe base of the neck, while the
skirl is regularly gathered all-
round wilh a straight hem. Tnffatn
is also utilized for coats, and in
some cases tbe taffeta coal is lined
with the printed silk used for the
accompanying frock.
Two-Trim Combination,
In speaking of printed silks,
crepes, foulards or chiffon*;, one
inii-i mention Hint In this collection ibey are frequently combined
with a plain fabric, either silk or
line woolen. Several models in
suggestion of coat-dresses have the
ground in printed silk appealing
In front of the bodice and skirt,
while tbe overdress is plain black.
In this spirit there is a combination of black crepe with a foulard
printed in two sections of different
sizes of checks; the tiny checks are
used lor the bodice and the medium-size ones for the skirt.
Taffeto and faille appear again
for evening dresses, in models sug-
gestlng period frocks because of
their high waist and widely circular or gathered skirls, occasionally
dipping at side instead of back,
'these frocks are richly embroidered: one in black faille has, on a
side, large thistles of silver in an
effect of sheaf (gerbe) from hem
to shoulder. Another white faille
frock Is similarly embroidered with
gold heads of corn.
As usual. Parisian linns make
some charming debutante frocks.
using by turn taffeta and tulle, and
faille and chilTou. "Poesle" is be
name of one of the most charming
models: it is made of pale blue
faille and the fully gathered skirt
is inset with two graded lines of
large disks of blue chiffon ou which
are embroidered bouquets of roses.
This embroidery Is made of line
silk ribbons in a relief pattern.
SPRING MILLINERY I
Tin*  Easter dresses and  coals  for
milady do not havo tlio field lo
themselves.      Vol   to   he  OUtdOnC,
the lints to he shoun will he featured wilh more color mid dash
Hi.to has Ihtii the custom, or
pleasing Interest to the iiuhnh-
hed hcantics Is the news that
many large head sizes will he
carried for their choice
WHAT THE WELL-DRESSED
MAN WILL WEAR
Hoth single ami douhle-hreasted
suit coats are he! tig /ealured for
the men for sprlnu and summer
wear, lints* will oiler a choice
ol' either turn-down or turn-up
hrims and sprint; coats are ahoul
the same in cut with a variety
of liuhl colors to choose .I'rom.
This season will iiud more golf
enthusiasts than ever and men's .'
stores will feature the knickers
and sweaters n« part uf what
everv well-dressed man will wear
for I1HJH.
*   m
At the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
for the benefit of the
Cumberland Volunteer'
Fire Department
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Produced in co-operation with
the International Association of
Fire Chiefs, this picture is sure
to astound and amaze you with
its thousand and one great thrilling moments many of them
never attempted before on the
screen. We prophesy that "The
Fire Brigade" will be acclaimed
the greatest of all Are melo-
Vft\    ,,     dramas.
with
MAY   McAVOY
CHARLES RAY
If you're afraid to be thrilled
don't go to see
"THE FIRE BRIGADE"
Remember the date
Wednesday - Thursday
April 11th and 12th
and the place, the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland
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