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FIFTIETH YEAR—No 12
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Board of Trade Delegation Gets Sympathetic Hearing from Bennett
Dominion Premier Promised
Full Consideration of Duty
On Fuel Oil Into Canada
St. Patrick's Day Celebrated
By Cumberland Fire Fighters
Large Throng Attends Annual Ball;
Masked Dancers Source of
Much Amusement
The Cumberland Volunteer Firemen'.-, annual masquerade ball held
on St. Patrick's nipht was a magnificent success, as in addition to a large
number of masked dancers, the hall
at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre was crowded
to capacity by interested spectators.
A source of great gratification to the
firemen   was  the  large  number of
Comox And Union
Bay To Play Off
Interesting Situation in District Cribbage League
An interesting situation has arisen
in the Cumberlnnd and district cribbage league through Union Bay and
Comox being tied at the head of the
table with nineteen points each and
all league games completed. The
league table was completed this week
when nil teams were in action. Chief
interest surrounded the Veterans-Union Bay game and the Comox-Eagles
game. The Bay only needed to make
a draw to cinch the championship and
the Comox players placed their hopes
on the Veterans administering a defeat on the Bay boys whilst the
Ranchers were confident at beating
the Eagles. Thc result turned out to
everyone's satisfaction—except Union Bay, as it is quite possible the
play-off will take place on the night
set for the annual smoker at the Veterans' Hall.
The score at Union Bay wns no
close one, the Veterans giving the
shipping boys one of the worst beatings of the year, coming out on the
long end of a 24-12 score. Comox
romped through the Eagles by 25
points to 11. Other results were Conservatives 23, Oddfellows, 13; Athletics 18, Courtenay, 18.
Just how the league championship
will be decided will not be known until after the meeting tonight when
final arrangements will be made for
the winding up of the crib league for
this season.
The past season has been one of
the best in the history of the league
and all games have been fulfilled
according to schedule,
League Standing
G   W   L   D Pts.
Union Bay   14    8    3    3    19
Comox     14   9   4    1    19
Veterans     14   8   5    1    17
Athletics   14    6    4    4    16
Conservatives   .... 14    7    5    2    16
Oddfellows   14    5   9    0    10
Eagles   14    3    9    2      8
Courtenay     14   3 10    I      7
Bowling Greens
400 Years Old
As spring approaches the talk
amongst the lawn bowlers is all centred on the date of opening. It is
confidently expected that at the very
latest May 24th will be the opening
date. Of course a lot will depend on
the progress the green will make during the next month or six weeks, The
making of a good bowling green is a
long and costly job, but once the
green hns been established there is
no reason why ,with cove, it should
not lost for centuries.
Many an old inn of England can
boast of bowling greens one and two
hundred years old. At Hondley, a remote hamlet near the capital in Worcestershire, the green at the rear of
one of the famous inns has been in
regular use for more than 400 years
and it is at the present time in first-
class shape. Whether it is a flat green
or a crown green, the writer does not
remember. Crown greens are very
popular in many parts of England,
principally in Lancashire, Yorkshire
and Wales. It is claimed by many
experts that a crown green is far
more "sporty" than a fiat green and
they also claim that the system of
play in Lancashire und Yorkshire is
far more of a competition than the
system of play in Canada, which is
a pattern of the Scotch style of play.
The latter style has one disadvantage
Players are in the same "country"
all the time, whilst in thc Lancashire
style, the winner of an end can take
his opponent in any "country" he
wishes, that is deliver the jack from
corner to corner, along the side of
the green or any portion of the green
he desires to. By this latter system,
every end can be changed which
makes it very difficult for a man to
get a "toucher". In the rink, all he
has to do is to endeavor to follow
the same track all the time. However
which ever way the game is played it
is a most interesting one and local
bowlers are looking forward to a
good season.
Courtenay people patronizing thc
dance. In fact, every district throughout the valley sent representatives,
either as dancers or spectators. This
in thc face of a counter attraction at
the neighboring city was the cause of
much favorable comment amongst
the firemen and their friends.
As dancing started to music supplied by the Merry Makers' orchestra
there was not a large crowd present,
but by the time of the grand march
at 11 o'clock, the hall was packed.
The judges were chosen from among
the spectators and their job of picking the prize winners proved to be
a very hard task. In most of the cases
however, their decisions met with the
approval of thu audience, who by applause signified their likes and dislikes, the applause on one or two
occasions being very sparse whilst
on others it was loud and prolonged.
However, the judges realized they
had a hard task and did the very best
possible. Following is the list of prize
winners: best dressed lady, Mrs. J. H.
Cameron; best dressed gent, Mr. Percy Cudlip, Victoria; best sustained
character (lndy>, Miss C. Gozzano,
Courtenay; best sustained character,
gent, Mr. W. Brown; comic group,
three or more, Messrs. Roy Howay,
Jack Hill nnd W. McFarlane; best
comic lady, Miss N. Lloyd; best comic
gent., Mr. G. Tait; best clown, Mr.
B. Wilcock; best topsy, Mrs. Mort,
Campbell River; best advertising
character, Mr. Jack Auehterlonie;
best hobo, Mr. Reg O'Brien. In addition to the prizes for masked dancers
prizes for spectators were drawn for
the following numbers being drawn
out of the box by a small girl picked
from the audience: 102, 405, 317, 9,
261.
The Judges, Mr. and Mrs. Ardley
anil Mrs. Lake of Courtenay, and
Mrs. Maxwell and Mr. Howard Carey
of Cumberland, were thanked by the
committee for their services. Messrs.
Cameron, Slaughter and Scavardo
acted as floor managers in a very efficient manner.
The two outstanding characters in
the competition for masked dancers
were undoubtedly Jack Auehterlonie who represented Mann's Bakery
for the best advertising character
prize and the comic group, Messrs.
Howay, Hilt and McFarlane.
A nice sum of money was realized
from the dance which will be devoted
to thc funds of thc volunteer firemen.
Trees Planted On
Logged-Off Area
15,000 Younj Trees  to  Be  Plant.d
in Vicinity of Campbell
River
Courtenay Old
Timers Beaten
Nanaimo Cricket
Club Members To
Meet: Reorganize
Prominent Merchant Offers to Back
Old Established Club
The Nanaimo cr'cket club will hold
their annual meeting tonight, when
a decision will be reached about reorganizing for the coming season.
Thc Nanaimo cluh, one of the oldest
established in the Province had a lean
season last year and doubts were expressed ns to whether the club would
be in operation this year. However,
tonight will decide the question and
from advance information obtained
we arc of thc opinion that the old
team will be in action again this
summer as a prominent Nanaimo
merchant has offered to "back" the
club. That is a very generous spirit
to display and the local cricketers
would be in their seventh heaven if
some local man would back thc Cumberland team. The Cumberland cricketers will be holding their annual
meeting shortly and it is hoped that
the tenm will be in action again this
summer. A serious condition faces
tho local executive, however, before
reorganization takes place. Last
year's liabilities will have to be taken care of, which we understand arc
not very big, a matter of $70, but if
ull the members would pull together,
this amount could soon be raised.
Owing to the slack times at thc mines
last summer, members dues did not
come in as well as expected but the
executive feel thut if a concerted
action was started, the club would
soon be freed of all debt. This will
be the fourth season for Cumberland
cricket nnd after getting nicely under
wny it would really be too had if thc
cluh could not continue. The secretary is praying for someone to come
along and duplicate the Nanaimo
merchant's offer.
Many old time residents of Cumberland will be sorry to hear of the
death of Mrs. J. Reid, who passed
oway at her home, East Woodward
Road, Lulu Island on Monday last.
Mrs. Reid was 80 years of age. The
family resided in Cumberland for
many years, leaving for their present
home about nine yean ago.
Mr. Findlay MacKinnon, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. MacKinnon, Cumberland, who has been with the B. C.
Forestry service for the past four or
five years took up 15,000 two-year-
old fir trees to Campbell River on
Monday in order to start the reforestation plan of the British Columbia
government there. The trees are from
the government nurseries at the
Green Timbers near Vancouver.
Some time ago approximately 1,000
acres of logged-off land was reserved
on the old I. T. claim near Campbell
River for reforestation purposes, The
trees are being planted systematically und will be looked after during
growth by the B. C. Forestry Service
as this is believed to be the first large
.•'.calo reforestation of logged off land
in British Columbia.
During the four or five years that
Mr. MacKinnon has been with the
Forestry service he has gained wide
experience and with his knowledge
gained at the Oregon State College
where they have a special course in
forestry should be a valuable official
of the forestry service.
Island Unemployed Men
To Ask Government for
Greater Relief Measures
Nanaimo, March 19.—After telling tales of hardship, empty pantries,
scanty clothing and no hope for immediate relief, 100 men representing
unemployed from East Wellington,
Northfield, Chase River and the Five
Acre Lots, districts in the immediate
vicinity of Nanaimo, pussed a resolution urging the Provincial Government to grant greater relief measures. A committee was appointed to
interview the government. Some proposed a peaceful parade to the government agent's office in Nanaimo to
bring the government's attention to
their needs.
JOINT MEETING OF
WOMEN'S AUXILIARIES
A joint meeting of the Women's
Auxiliaries of the Anglican church in
Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and
Royston was held on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the new Parish Hall
at Courtenay. The invitation was given by the Courtenay branch to enable any who were interested to hear
the reports of the Diocesan branch in
Victoria. Over sixty members availed themselves of this opportunity
and found the meeting both inspiring
and instructive. Fourteen members
of Cumberland attended.
Tea was served by the Courtenay
ladies and a silver collection taken
towards the expenses of a delegate to
the Dominion annual meeting from
the   Diocesan branch.
SYNDICATE TO
PLACE BOAT ON
POWELL RIVER RUN.
On Monday next, a Courtenay syndicate will have a regular boat on the
Powell River-Comox run, with a passenger licence and a certified captain.
Great difficulty has been experienced
with the securing of a boat to maintain a service between the two places
but it is believed that the boat secured hy the latest syndicate will meet
all requirements. The boat will be
used largely for the milk trade but
it is understood that passengers will
be carried. It is to be hoped thut the
latest attempt to maintain a daily
service between the paper town und
thc Island will be mure successful
than previous attempts.
USE OF COAL
BY RAILROADS
IS PROMISED
Two railway presidents, E. W.
Beutty of the Canadian Pacific, and
Sir Henry Thornton of the Canadian
National, expressed the desire of
their systems to use Canadian coal
whenever possible during a conference at Ottawa on Tuesday with Nova Scotia representatives and Hon.
Wesley Gordon, Minister of Mines
and Immigration.
The minister announced thut thc
facts as submitted by the coal representatives would be closely studied
by the fuel board and himself and as
far as feasible their request for thc
use of Nova Scotia coal farther West
than the railways are now consuming
it would be followed.
Cumberland Soccer Start of By-gone
Days Score Easy Victory
The return soccer game between
the Courtenay old timers and the
Cumberland old timers was played, at
Courtenay on Sunday last before a
large crowd of spectators and in ideal
weather. Playing on a grass pitch,
however, did not suit many of the
players who spent three parts of the
game kissing Mother Earth. Some of
the players were also at a disadvantage owing to being forced to wear
odd sized boots. One player, Pete
McLaughlin had a hoot on his right
foot that was about three sizes too
large whilst the left one was so tight
that he was practically crippled before starting to play. Bob McGrath
only hnd one football boot, playing
with an oxford on his left foot he
found it very difficult to keep in un
upright position.
Right from the kick off Cumberland forced the play and after fifteen
minutes McGrath scored the opener.
Courtenay made u determined rush
following thc scoring of this goal, but
the right wing, McGoverh and Bryce,
spoiled movement after movement,
neither player showing signs of ever
having pluyed the game before. Pete
Dargie tried every trick of the game
in an effort to get through but found
"Skipper" Murray and Jack Stewart
far too good for him. These two old
time backs played a wonderful game,
kickipg and tackling as good as any
hack playing football in the Province
today. Half time arrived with Cumberland leading one goal to nothing.
On resuming a switch was made in
the Courtenay team, F. V. Hall going
to outside left, Pete McLaughlin inside, whilst Arthur Boothman attempted to play two position, half
back and inside left. Hnll was going
good but is too light for a half back.
He has a fine knowledge of the game
and played real good football. The
second half was not very old before
Thoburn took the bnll through to
score Cumberland's second counter.
Thoburn was on the job all the time
and never appeared to tire und was
responsible for Cumberland's third
goal. Right after hc was on his way
again but Pete Dargie "grassed" him,
Danny Bannerman scoring from the
resultant penalty kick, making it
four for his team and the lust for the
day. Thoburn was not to be denied
und was right on top of Selfe the
Courtenay goalie as he was in the act
of clearing. Thc Cumberland man got
the worst of the deul and was put
down right alongside the post. Thc
whistle sounded with Cumberland
easily the better team. Carney in the
Cumberland goal had un easy time
only having one shot all through.
Murray and Stewart mude a fine pair
of backs, with the Cumberland halves
also being far too good for the home
forwards. Ollie Harrison at outside
left thrilled the crowd on one or two
occasions with his bullet like drives
following good runs.
Pete Dargie, K. V. Hall, R. Bowie
Noel, Les Moody, Arthur Boothman
und Dick Domonte were the pick of
Courtenay but were worked to death.
Following the game an enjoyable
banquet was held ut thc Riverside
Hotel. There is talk of Nanuimo old
timers coming up to play a team picked from Cumberland und Courtenay.
It should be un interesting encounter.
West Coast Shuttle
Stars Improved Lot
Port Alberni Players Turn Tablet on
Home Team
Port Alberni .shuttle players in.
vaded Courtenay on Saturday night
lust in full force and easily defeated
u number- of players of the Courtenay club, composed of "A" and "B"
team players. Some of thc frames
were hard fought but no one will
deny that the West Coasters were
far superior to the Ranchers. Following are the scores with the names of
the Courtenay players mentioned
first .in each instance:
Mixed Doubles
Mrs. Fairbairn anM D. Fairbairn defeated Miss Ponsford and Mr. Benson,
15-9, 15-11; Miss M. McPherson and
H. Bowie lost to Mrs. Hanna and Mr.
Robertson, 10-15. 12-15; Miss M. Duncan atyi H. Mansell lost to Miss B.
Smith and Mr. Wood, 3-15, 6-15; Miss
D. Waterfleld and R. Ash defeated J.
Bigmore and Miss Wood, 15-12, 8-15.
15-10; Mrs. Kirk and W. Scott defeated Mrs. Robertson and Mr. MacFie.
15-10, 15-11; Miss A. Williams and D.
Downey lost to Miss h. Smith and H.
Murray, 13-15, 12-15; Miss E. Harrison
and A. Wilson lost to Miss Roff anU
Mr. Hanna, 5-15, 8-15; Miss H. Towler
and A. Rossiter lost to Mrs. Wood and
Mr. Kelly, 13-15, 4-15; Mus M. Lelghton and W. Dobson defeated Mrs.
Brown and Mr. Gowler. 10-15. 17-16.
18-16: Mrs. cope and R. Bowie defeated Mrs. Perry and Mr. Blackmani 10-
15. 15-10. 15-8.
Men's Doubles
R. Bowie and D. Fairbairn lost to
Wood and Bigmore, 15-7, 6-15, 10-15:
H. Stewart and W. Dobson defeated
Benson and Robertson, 15-0, 15-0; R.
Ash and H. Mansell lost to Oowler and
Murray, 13-15, 10-15; A. Wilson and
W. Scott defeated Blackmail and
Knowles 15-3, 13-16, 15-1; D. Downey
and A. Rossiter last to Kelly and
Hanna, 5-15, 12-15.
Ladies' Doubles
Mrs. Fairbairn anp Mrs. Kirlt lost
to Mrs. Brown and Miss Ponsford, 14-
15, 5-16; Miss M. Duncan and Miss M.
McPherson lost to Miss B. Smith and
Mrs. Wood, 1-15. 1-15; Miss D. Waterfleld and Miss M. Leighton lost to Miss
Wood and Miss L. Smith. 3-15, 8-15;
Miss H. Towler and Miss A. Williams
lost to Mrs. Hanjna and Miss Roff. 13-
15, 15-12, 1-15; Miss D. Maxwell and
Miss E. Harrison lost to Mrs. Perry
and Mrs. Robertson, 8-15, 6-15.
We have just learned that the Scot
who offered a prize for thc flrst swimmer of the Atlantic, has added that
it must be done under water.
Good Attendance
At Baseball Meet
Comox District Twilight League Will
Again Operate
There wus a very good attendance
at the Lecture Room of the Cumber-
land Literary and Athletic Association building on Thursday evening
on the occasion of the gathering of
a number of baseball enthusiasts.
After a general talk, the business of
organizing for the coming season und
election of officers wns proceeded
with. Mr. P. Murray, of Royston, was
the unanimous choice for the president's chair and ho will have for
vice-president, Fred Martin, of Cumberland, with W, .McFarlane, of Cumberland secretary. The leugue will be
known as the Comox District Twilight League, it being felt that no
better name could be chosen.
The rules governing the league last
year were adopted and April the 20
was set us the dnte for entries to be
filed. The Royston Lumber Company
made application for membership to
the league and their application was
accepted by the meeting.
The meeting decided to allow only
two players from a senior teum to
piny with any one teum, but players
must not be either pitcher or catcher.
All teams must get permission from
the league lo piny exhibition gnmes
Shuttle Club Team
Defeated Seniors
Cumberland, March 16.—Members
of the "Shuttle" badminton club were
delightfully entertained at return
games on Friday evening by the Anglican church club at the latter's hall.
A number of close games were played
after which a jolly social hour was
spent. The visitors were winners of
8 games out of a total of 12 played.
Following are the scores with the visitors flrst named in each instance:
Mixed Doubles
Mrs. Ouy and T. James lust to Mrs.
Kenmare and W. Symons, 13-15; Mr.
and Mrs. J. Bond defeated Mr. and
Mrs. M. Brown, 15-7; Mrs. James and
W. Davis defeated Mr. und Mrs. F.
Smith, 15-6; Mrs. Hudson und R. Gunn
defeated Mrs. Bond and Q. Richardson, 15-8; Miss M. Walker and J. Davis
lost to Mrs. Brown and W. Moncrieff,
5-15; Mrs. Hudson and E. Hughes lost
to Mrs. Partridge and W. Kenmare.
10-15.
Indies' Doubles
Mrs. James and Mrs. Bond defeated
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Kenmare. 15-11;
Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Ouy lost to Mrs.
PartridRe and Mrs. Smith, 5-15; Miss
M. Walker und Mr.s. Hunden defeated
Mrs. Brown and Mrs- Richardson,
15-10.
Men's Doubles
T. James and J. Bond defeated w
Moncrieff and W. Symons, 15-14; R.
Conn and J. Davis defeated M. Brown
and W. Kenmare, 15-13: W. Davis and
K. Hughes defeated F. Smith and W.
Moncrieff, 15-12.
BIG DECREASE
IN COAL OUTPUT
FOR FEBRUARY.
Victoria, March IHth.—February
coal production in Hritish Columbia
amounted to 120,750 tons, compared
with 166,461 tons in the same period
of 1980, it was reported today by the
Department of Mines. . Vancouver
Island output was 64,098 tons, us
against 98,229 tons in February of
last year.
Nicola Princeton area produced
15,234 tons, East Kootenay, 47,418.
No returns were reported from the
Reserve Mine of the Western Fuel
Co., or from Tclkwa Collieries in the
Northern District it wus stated,
during the life of thc league schedule, unless said games are out of the
district.
Mr. T. Carey, secretary of the Cumberland Board of Trade, is
i.i receipt of a telegram from Mr. Thomas Graham stating that
Premier Hennett meeting the Cumberland Board of Trade delegation on Tuesday night gave a sympathetic hearing to thu local
delegates and proimsed the matter of an increased duty on fuel
oil coming into Canada would receive full consideration by his
government before the close of the session. The delegation was
headed by Mr. Thomas Graham, of Cumberland, R. Hindmarch, of
Nanaimo, and A. ty. Neill, M.P., member in the Federal House
for Comox-Alberni and represented the Cumberland Board of
trade.
Members of the delegation stated that coal production on
Vancouver Island has decreased over 40 per cent since 1910,
largely as a result of competition by fuel oil, the consumption of
which was increased in British Columbia during the same period
by over 300 per cent. In Nanaimo only one of the three mines
is working and thai not at full time.
Phone Cable To       Whippets To
Powell River Laid     Compete for Cups
Wire Service Will Bo Available
Within Few Day*
Direct wire telephone communication between Powell River and thc
rest of British Columbia was established Tuesday afternoon when a submarine cable from Cape Lazo, Vancouver Island, was landed at the pulp
und paper town.
Laying of the cable was accomplished in five hours, the B. C. Telephone Co.'s barge Brico leaving Cape
Lazo shortly before 10 a.m. and arriving ut her destination at about 3.
The new line will be connected
within n few days. The radio-telephone service previously employed in
communicating with Powell River,
will be continued for a time, according to officials of the telephone company.
From Cape Lazo thc cable is connected with lines to Courtenny und
Nanaimo. Messages are then transmitted to Vancouver by cable across
tbe Gulf of Georgia,
Telephone company officials engaged in laying the cable to Powell
River were G. McCartney, superintendent of construction; Harvey
Suuder, supervising foreman; "Andy" Jackson, foreman at Vancouver;
E. P. LuRelle, general superintendent of plant, and W. R. Jones, superintendent of maintenance,
Doublet' Tournament Will Start
Immediately
The draw for the cup competition
for men's doubles and ladies doubles,
confined to members of the Cumberland Whippet Badminton club has
just been made. The donors of the
cups ,the bourd of management of
the Cumberland Literary und Athletic Association specified that all names
be placed in the hat, both for the
drawing for partners and opponents.
The ladies' doubles draw resulted as
follows: Miss B. Dando and P. Sehl
versus Mrs. R. H. Robertson end Mrs.
J. Ledinghum; Miss T. Gallivan und
Mrs. Bannerman versus Misses B.
Westfleld nnd Streitfield; Mrs. G.
Tarbell and Mrs. T. R. S. Graham
versus Mrs. J. Robertson and Mrs. W.
B. Got dun; Mm W. Hutchinson and
Miss H. Littler versus Misses L. Dallos and D. Canon; Mrs. T. Shields a
bye.
The men's doubles: A. J. Taylor
and T. Shields versus J. Dando and
T. R. S. Graham; H. Waterfield and
W. Hughes versus H. Bates und M.
Graham; W. Whyte and .1. Ledingham versus W .Hutchinson nnd N.
Frelone; R. Bennie and R. Vates versus D. Bannerman and G. Tarbell;
.1. Vernon-Jones und W. Bennie versus It. Robertson and O. V. Dando;
W. Mason, a bye.
The competition will be a sudden
death one with twenty-one points
constituting a game. n
Ottawa And Old Age Pension Scheme
Ottawa, March 16.—Parliament is
in session and will stay that way for
at least three-and-a-half months.
Some pessimists are already to the
line with prophecies that the meeting
will carry over until fall--and it
may.
The program, as laid before members in the Speech from the Throne,
appears contenlous only with respect
to tariff revision. There is other legislation proposed which the former
government refused, .-uch as federal
aid for highway building and for
technical education. The objection to
it .however, is largely academic and
it will have the staunch support of
independent members as well a** of
ihe government. Mr. King's objection
Is to the Dominion voting money
where it dues not retain direct control ot the expenditure, When that
objection is recorded the House
should be ready for th*; vote.
The same Situation applies after
B fashion to old age pensions, though
it is under legislation by Mr. KinE
that thi' Dominion already contributes half of these pensions. Under
that legislation the maritime provinces and Quebec felt they could not
assume the other half of the expenditure und for that reason the aged
indigent in those provinces have not
enjoyed pensions up to this time. In
other provinces, notenbly in Ontario
the burden of the municipalities has
been felt keenly. The Bennett legislation will tuke practically the entire
financial burden off the provinces,
relieving those where pensions are
now operative of their responsibility
and securing for the aged poor in
thc other provinces equality of treatment
Thc maximum pension, it is believed, will remain at $240 per year until the whole scheme is in operation
and there is opportunity to check the
annual cost. At present the entire
income of the pensioner is strictly
limited und in the new legislation
some concession in this regard may
he  extended.   It  mny  even   become
possible for provinces where they so
desire, to augment the federal pension.
The tariff revision is to lie extensive on general and intermediate
classifications. Mr. Bennett's belief
is that the tariff ran be used to build
up the country and that it can so be
used without exploitation of the consuming public, His government is
likely to settle for the immediate
future the soundness of his belief.
High tariffs are going to get an acid
test. In putting them into effect Mr.
Bennett is to create a new tariff
board whose duly it will be, not only
to inquire Into rates, but, to safeguard the consumer. Exploitation as
a corollary of high tariffs has been
the feature of opposition to them and
if Mr, Bennett can definitely stump
out exploitation, and fear of it, he
will have gone a long wny towards
destroying prejudice against protective policy. Before liis pew schedules become effective, however, volumes of Hansard will be filled with
barnacled argument for and against.
In the Speech from the Throne
the Government states its satisfaction with progress made at thc London economic conference and expresses confidence in the success of
the adjourned meeting in Ottawa this
fail. As a concession to the conference very few changes will be made
in thc existing schedule of British
preference during the present session.
An interesting development is to
be the reorganization of Government
purchasing. This runs into huge sums
each year and has been done through
dozens of different departmental officials. That the system has led to
abuses is conceded and the helief exists in many quarters that properly
enn trolled purchasing will mean a
saving annually of several millions
to the public treasury. By similar
process it is expected that considerable money is to be saved by a new
and business-like control of national
finance. PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th,  1!KI1
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED  EVERY   FRIDAY  AT CUMBERLAND.  B.C
EDWARD W. BICKLE
There are always a good many people who keep
the balance of the community busy wondering
how they live so well.
SPRING IS NEAR
THE SEASON of the year is now at hand when
the average boy, that is too poorly to chop
an armful of wood or spade a small patch of
ground in the garden, thinks nothing of turning
upside down all the ground in the back yard in
search of worms for fish bait and walking five
miles to go fishing and thinks it fun. The young
lady that can walk up and down the streets from
early morning until evening, calling on friends
and gossiping about the neighbors and her beaux
while her mother does thc cooking and washing,
at home, is just as smart as the average boy and
is no better. Both are at par with the man who
spends his time idling around the stores, talking
about the one per cent income tax and other political stuff because his wife is cleaning house; all
three, however, are necessary nuisances and have
to be tolerated.
Labor is the source of wealth. No other means
of producing wealth have ever been or ever will
be found. It must be wrung from the soil by
patient toil; it must be brought up from the mines
deep in the earth by the labor of man! it must bo
coined from the forest by the axman and millman;
it must be wrought out from the raw materials
by the skill, the patience and the labor of human
operatives. The curse of this and all other communities today, is that so many persons are trying
to escape this Heaven-ordained law, and to secure
something for nothing—wealth without labor of
their own.
COURAGE OK HIS CONVICTIONS
IT IS REGRETTABLE British Columbia had not years
ago, a finance minister with the courage of the big
little Finance Minister Jimmy Jones, of the South
Okanagan.
The budget submitted by him last week, ami liis helpful
criticism of the uncontrolled spending proclivities of
every department of the government, as well as of former governments, was a pleasing innovation.. Former fi-
nancc ministers have been so concerned about making
out a case for themselves and in shifting the responsibility for tiie deficits which have had to ia- provided for in
the iiast ten ur twelve years, they said a lot but told little
of what the people of the province should have been made
familiar with—that they couldn't demand appropriations
for this, that and the other, and not have to tind tlio
money to pay for them. Wc can't eat our cake aud have
it; ami if we spend for frills wo must have to go short
of flounces.
Always and everywhere taxpayers are prepared to get
all the appropriations they can for work and development in their particular rilling. It is a grand and glorious
feeling, until the finance minister brings down bis budget
and we have to face tbe cost. It then is a different story.
And the government gets blamed. Just as parents are
blamed for overspending on spoiled children.
All governments complain of budgets being overspent
this year. It is not so serious a matter that there should
have been the overspending since every dollar helped
somebody to carry on in a time of need. Tbe serious fact
as we see it. is the indifference shown by so many -in
failing to pay back to the government in taxes their proportion of the revenue, and their acceptance of their
share of the responsibility which goes with citizenship.
—Enderby Commoner,
f iltlt 5eivice
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GRANT  FLEMING.  M.P.    ■•»    ASSOCIATE SECRETARY
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical Association, 184 College St.,
Toronto, will be answered per-
Elimination  of  Body  Watte
There are two Hources of body
waste, one of which consists of the
undigested portions of the food we
use, and the other, of the .substunce
given off by the body cells as a result
of their activities.
Whenever work is clone, there is
some waste, us, for example, when
coal is used to produce heat or power,
ashes are left over.
Pood which is tuken into tho body
goes through tbe process of digestion.
From our food we secure the energy
we need in order to keep warm and
to do our work. Our food also supplies us with the materials our bodies
require for growth and for keeping
the body cells in repair.
In our food, us we use it, there are
parts which cannot be digested and
made use of by the body. They remain as undigested waste material
and, ns such, pass along the intestinal tract and ure eliminated, at intervals, by the body.
This waste material does not serve
as food, but it is needed to stimulate
the intestinal tract to move its contents through the tract. It would not
do to use only highly-concentrated
foods with little or no waste. We require to use foods such us green vegetables which leave such waste.
As the body does .its work, the
cells give off waste products. One of
these waste products is the carbon
dioxide given off by the lungs. The
blood carries the carbon dioxide gas
to the lungs, where oxygen is taken
up by the blood in its place. The
blood stream then carries the oxygon
to the body cells.
The other waste products of cell
work and life are also carried away
from the cells by the blood stream,
The kidneys remove most of such
waste material from the blood.
Elimination of body waste is a
regular, normal function of the body.
If, however, too heavy a burden is
thrown on the organs which take care
of such elimination, they are apt to
break down, or ut least, to wear out
sooner than they should. ,
The need for reasonable care in
the selection of food has often been
pointed out. The use of proper foods
in proper amounts aids in elimination
and, at the same time, does not overburden the organs concerned. The
use of sufficient water—a glass or
two before breakfast and between
each meal—is another way of helping elimination and preserving tbe
health of the body. Above all elsp
regulurHy in habit will assure proper
elimination from the intestinal tract.
respects he seemed perfectly normal
and his occasional talk of riches was
put down by his friends as merely
an amiable eccentricity. But when he
tried to cash a cheque for $1,000,000
that was too much! He soon found
himself in jail. After examination by
a mental expert he wus sent to a
mental hospital, where he still is.
From a medical standpoint both
these men are insane (doctors prefer
the term, "psychotic")—they both
have about tin same degree of mental derangement. Hut they differ .in
the social consequences of their behavior. It is necessary, of course, to
remove from the community persons
who can not or will not observe the
the rules of society. Those whom we
consider sane go to jail, the insane
go to a mental hospital. Some people
unconsciously think of mentnl hospitals as places of punishment, when,
of course, their real function is treatment. But unfortunately, in mosl
cases, patients do not reach the mental hospital *40on enough—we wait
until they have committeed some, anti-social act.
In each province there should a
complete system of out-patient clinics where persons afflicted with any
sort of mental disturbances can go
for treatment or advice long before
their cases become serious. And the
public must learn that mental disorders do not come on suddenly, but
usually develop slowly; that, taken In
time, they can often be prevented;
and, lastly, that there should he no
more stigma or sense of shame associated with mental disorders than
with any other form of disease.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson, Sr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson. Jr..
motored to Nanaimo on Saturday.
FOX MOVIETONE
NEWS FOR NEXT WEEK.
Ilo-Ilo patrons tm Mondnj of next
week will be thrilled with the latest
Fox Movietone News which includes:
London's Bohemia makes merry;
Revelry runs riot at ball celebrating
21st birthday of Chelsea Arts club
held in Albert Hall.
World statesman talks ti> you on
South Africa: Gen. Jan Smuts gives
views on disarmament at Pretoria
with his small grandson.
Boy pilot goes upon rubber glider;
Joe Berling takes first flight in new
device at Washington field and
escapes unhurt.
Texas polar bears make best of v.:
Nary a snowflake in sight, but Arctic
exiles at San Antonio Zoo seem quite
happy.
France pays last tribute .) Joffre:
Mourning multitudes bid farewell to
Hero of Marne as great funeral :or-
tege moves from Cathedral uf Notre
Dame to tomb in the Tnvalldis in
Paris.
War Marshall's last review—Dignitaries of the nation pay bun! homage to dead leader at tin  h t val ides.
FAMOUS HALL
IS TRANSPLANTED.
New Vork, March Ki; (Special t"
the Islander).—Collaboration for an
exposition of antique objects in New
York this week resulted .in the carved
oak hall, in which commissioners of
King Charles I met commissioners of
Oliver Cromwell in 1C45 at Uxbridge
Kngland, being transplanted, panel
by panel.
The treaty room of the old Treaty
House at Uxbridge, it carved oak,
stained b ytime, is rivaled by another
room at the exhibition. It is from
Buckhurst Castle, seat of the Earls
of Warr. A pine-paneled room from
Cray's Inn, London, is also reassembled.
There is furniture from many
countries, ranging from medieval oak
chests to 100-year old beidemeter
just coming into vogue. Silver, jewels
and objects of art are included. Marion Powys showed a collection of
Royal laces. Several Russian aristocrats offered articles through dealers
and pottery plate made s'.t the imperial factory rounded by Catherine
the Great was displayed.
GaveUpBuisness
Was In 50 Years
"Nobody ever got liner results
from a medicine than I have from
Sargon", declared II. 11. Hoss, 22S0,
IL©»IL0  THEATRE
.Now Showing:
H.  D.  ROSS
86th Ave. E„ Vancouver. "Stomach
trouble forced me to give up the
dairy bus.ness I hail been in for fifty
years. I had pains in my chest anil
my bach ached continually. Four
bottles of Sargon overcame these
troubles and built ine up twelve
pounds! Sargon fills ii;il their part
by keeping my bowels regulated and
tney were mild ar.d easy in their action. I'm in better health in every
way now than I've been in for ten
years."
Sold by Lang's Drug & Hook Store.
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Tonight
you   will  tee  a  naw  and   greater entertainment—
motion    picture    that    combine*    the    dramatic
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
March 23rd, 24th, an 25th
The Mirlhquake of lhe Ages!
"CHARLEY'S   AUNT
with CHARLIE RUGGLES
JUNE COLLIER
Enough to Make a Cat Laugh Out Loud!
Review No. 17 of the Woman's Benefit Association he'd n well attended
and jolly whist party in the lodge
rooms on Thursday evening at close ol
business, fifteen tables beins in pvo-
sress. After the serving of delicious
refreshments the winners wer announ-
cd ac lirst. Mrs. A. Whltehfuse. second
Mrs. Morello and consolation, Mrs. J.
Murray.
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ETHEL STARK
talented young Montn*al violinist, who
will be soloist in thc Toronto Symphony
onlicstra, Sunday, March 22nd, durinp
tht* roast to coast broadcast by the Canadian National Railways. Although she
ia still in her 'teens, Miss Stark has already made an enviable reputation for
Ihtm'Ji as a musician.
NEW GOVERNMENT AGENT
Prince Rupert; March IS.—Cha.
L. Monroe, government agent tit
Prince Rupert, has been advised of
his trani.Ter to Nanaimo as Government Agent there.
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone  71   or  23,   Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Let   us   make   things   look   like
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POET HAS FREEDOM
RICH MAN GETS JAM,
Person's Mental Statu. Often Hinges
on   Social   or   Antisocial
Nature of Acts
In a certain city there lives a man
who believes he is thc greatest poet
in the world. This is a perfectly
harmless delusion and does no one
any injury. It helps him to write his
pieces, and some of them are really
quite good. Other poets smile indulgently— many of them know who the
greatest poet is. So everybody is
pleased.
Now in another city there once
lived a business man who came in
time to believe that hc was the richest man in the world. In most other
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March 26, 27 and 28
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Electrical
Appliances
See that it bears the name of Hot-
point or Manning-Bowman which
stand for outstanding quality in Electrical Appliances.
A full line of percolators, waffle irons
grills, vacuum cleaners, irons, curling
tongs, etc., always on hand.
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All higher grade Finishings, Moudings and every
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BUREAU OF
PROVINCIAL
INFORMATION
Victoria, March 16.—Records of
the Unemployment Committee of the
executive council show that during
the past fall and winter 24,000 men
have been employed on relief work
for longer or shorter periods so as to
give everyone a ehance as nearly as
possible to secure a certain amount.
Employment has been practically all
on road jobs and provincial operations of various kinds.
In connection with "mouth health
crusade" now being conducted in the
Province, prizes are to be awarded
for the best essays on 'Mouth Health'
For the purpose of the* contest the
province divided into fifteen districts
und a prize of ten dollars will be
awarded for the best essay in each
district. The contest Is open to school
children from Grade 7 up, and essays
must not exceed 750 words in length.
The district prize essays must be submitted to the central committee of
the Canadian Dental Hygiene Council in Vancouver, and to the one adjudged best in the province a prize
of twenty-five dollars will be awarded in addition to the district prize.
Tenders are being called by the
Public Works Department for a new
bridge over the Nechako near Prince
George to replace the present structure. As this connects the road to
Summit Lake the starting point of
the water route to Peace River, it is
considered of importance to build up
good communications at this time.
industry in B. C. can be gauged by
38 hatcheries which on their own applications have been placed under
Dominion Government inspection,*
These hatcheries have a combined
capacity of 350,000 eggs which
means that each week about 120,000
hatching eggs will be incubated in
them this spring ,and they will put
out about 1,000,000 Government approved chickens. This takes no account of farm, domestic or hatching
on uninspected poultry ranches.
In a country like British Columbia
where Mcintosh apples enjoy such
prominence, it is of interest to note
as a result of a survey recently conducted by the Fruit Branch of the
Federal Department of Agriculture
to discover the popularity of various
apples, it was found thut in Canada
the Mcintosh had a marked preference. Next came the Spy, the Grav-
enstein, the Delicious nnd Baldwin
.in the order named.
The Dominion Department of Agriculture has undertaken to make a
complete investigation of "drought
spot," in the Okanagan Valley this
season. This refers to disease of apples due to improper application of
water in irrigated districts. These
may arise either from shortage or
excess of water or its application at
the wrong time. A soil survey of thc
Okanagan is also to be undertaken
this spring, the Federal and Provincial Departments sharing equally in
the cost.
Of interest to northern B. C. are
announcements that work on the superstructure of the new Hagwilgate
bridge over the Skeena is being proceeded with, and at is expected that
it will be opened for traffic about the
end of June. The new bridge across
the Galloway Rapids has also been
floated in place. This is one of the
longest timber structures, in Canada.
It is built entirely of Douglas fir and
has a guaranteed life of 35 years.
Work on the Prince Rupert highway
which connects with this structure is
being continued and will be proceeded with steadily this year.
New Landings are being built on
Island f or the Woodwoard-Ladner
ferry on the lower Fraser. These
landings when completed will shorten
the run of the ferry to probably half
the present dlstnnce.
The great growth of the poultry
MOSS AGATES OF MONTANA
Off and on for many years, there
has been interest in the jewelery
trade in moss agate, particularly that
known as the scenic variety, and
many .stone experts and connoisseurs
have agreed that Montana is the
place where the very finest grade of
this scenic agate is found. The stones
are picked up on the high ridges
tributary to the Yellowstone River
and a few miles east of Billings. Only
about seventeen out of one thousand
stones found contain good moss
markings.
The "scenery" brooches und other
jewelery cut from these stones are
unique und never come in duplicates,
the moss and tree-like effects formed by nature being sometimes as perfect as if directed by the hand of a
landscape artist. They are particularly interesting from a geological
standpoint, as it is believed several
millions of years were required in
the forming.
Owing to the hardness of the agate
it has to be cut with diamond dust,
and its polished surface cannot be
scratched even by the hardest steel.
SPECIAL SERVICE
TO OPEN CAMPBELL
RIVER CHURCH
On Sunday, March 22nd, the new
church at Camphell River is to be
formally opened by a special morning service at eleven o'clock.
With thc exception of a few minor
details, the church is complete. It is
worthy of note that it was on May
12th of last year that the first public
meeting was called to discuss the
matter of erecting a church, and thus
within n period of slightly over ten
months, the whole project has been
finunced and virtually completed. A
loan from the Ddocese of Columbia
will be, it is hoped,-the only debt
carried for the next three years, provided the outstanding contributions
in the form of promises, and expected donations from sources not yet
touched, are realized.
A series of special services are
being held under the direction of the
Rev. Alnn Greene, and at the opening service the Rev. George Knox, of
the United Church, is assisting, as an
evidence of the spirit in which the
Church of ngland wants the church
to be used by other Con\munions.
It is most encouraging to realize
that in spite of these quiet times in
the business world the community of
Campbell River is witnessing the
completion of a very beautiful little
church, and it the hope of all interested that it will a centre of religious activity and a source of very
practical blessing to everybody.
An earnest invitation is extended
to all in the Campbell River area to
attend the opening service nnd later
on Easter Day and again on Sunday.
April 19th, the dedicatory service to
be conducted by Bishop Schofield of
Victoria.
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Auto? for Hire,   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention,   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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 PROMPT ATTENTION	
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COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING
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—     WOOD
PLAN RAIILWAY FERRY
ENGLAND TO FRANCE.
London, March 16; (Special to the
Islander).—The Great Eastern Train
Ferries, Limited, and one of the
French railroads propose to establish
a train ferry service between Rich-
borough (Kent, England) and Calais.
The scheme is receiving every encouragement and support from the
Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners, should it develop into accomplishment, the revival of this dormant port would not only be used for
export of Kent coal, but probably re-
probably result in the district -becoming a large industrial center for opening up foreign markets for manufacturers in this country.
"A WONDERFUL CANADIAN GROWTH"
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Hospital Ball
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Ladies' Auxiliary Cumberland General Hospital
ILO-ILO DANCE HALL
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th
Grand President
On Official Visit
Mrs. James A. MacLeod, ot Vancouver, Grand President of the Canadian
Daughters' League, paid her official
visit to Courtenay Assembly on Tuesday evening.
After the meeting held in the lodge
room, the members and their guests
adjourned to the dining room where a
dainty supper was served, during
which a program of musical and humorous numbers was rendered. Inj her
address Mrs. MacLeod compllmnted
the Native Sons on their hall, the uniqueness of which, she said, has
aroused Interest right across the continent.
The proceedings were brought to a
close with n presentation to Mrs. MacLeod of a glass cake plate from the
Courtenay Assembly of Canadian
Daughters.
Admisnion $1.00
Refreshments included
Died Suddenly
Of Heart Failure
Thomas Arnold Cooper, of Bowser.
» native of England, was taken suddenly ill on Monday morning and
passed away during thc day. A neighbor, Mr. Williams, went over nnd Mr.
Cooper complained of not feeling well.
Mr. Williams made him a cup of tea
and sent for a doctor but by the time
the physician arlved the old gentle-
quartettes by the Masonic Male Quartette, composed ot Messrs. J. Maurice
Thomas. W. A. W. Hames. J. M. Mitchell and Palmer. Dancing was then
the order in the tower hall until a
late hour.
Prompt Action
Saves Dwelling
On Wednesday night about 11:30 the
fife department was called to thc home
of Mrs. M. Beasley where It was lound
that the outside wall of thc house was
on fire back of o brick chimney on the
outside of the building. Prompt action on the part of the firemen obviated the use of the water, the fire beinfe
controlled by th use of the chemical
alone. Damage to the extent of about
$15.00 was done. Mrs. Beasley and
Miss Jean Beasley had retired for the
night when they heard thc crackling
and on getting up and going outside
Miss Beasley saw smoke coining from
the roof. The alarm was tmmrllately
giveil and in a very few minutes the
brigade was on the scene and a serious
fire avoided
man had passed away, evidently of
heart failure. Mr. Cooper was sixty-
two years of age and for the past
twelve years or more had resided at
Bowser where hr was highly resorted
Eastern Star
Entertains Friends
Members of Florence Chapter. Order of the Eastern Star, entertained
members of Hiram and Cumberland
Masonic lodges and friends at a very
pleasarft social on Friday evening.
There was an interesting photo guessing contest at which flrst prizes were
won by Mrs. R. B. Dixon and W. H.
Gage, consolations by Mrs. Selfe and
Mr. McKay. After the contest, court
whist was played, twenty-nine tables
being used. The winners at cards
were: Ladies, first, Miss Walker; second, Mrs. J. N. McLeod; consolation,
Mrs. W. A. W. Hames; gentlemen,
flrst, R. Yates; second, Mrs. J. Parkin,
substituting; consolation, D. R. MacDonald.
Refreshments were then served, after which a short program was much
enjoyed, the items being; Duets by
Messrs. J. Maurice Thomas and Palmer; sclos by Mrs. Barnett Harvey;
recitations   by   Robert   Thomas   and
DR. W. HRUCE GORDON
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"thank you"
by
telephone
You've received such a
wonderful gift from friends
in ,i far-away city, and
you're trying to write • letter of thanks. But it't io
difficult to avoid n tone of
■tiff formftlity. How dull
and cold your words look
on paper. If you could only
speak whnt you're trying lo
write, how different it
would hc to express your
true  feelings!
There is ■ wny—use the
long-dii tance   telephone.
The best way to acknowledge a gift or a courtesy is
to respond with a courtesy.
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CUMBERLAND ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FItlDAV. MAKCH 20th, 1831
New Spring Goods
SEWING DAYS
EMPIRE FUGI.—Known all over for its wonderful
softness, good quality, and suitable for dresses
underwear, and many other useful purposes. This
shipment came direct to us from Glasgow, Scotland, and we pass on the saving to you. The price is
only .'iiie per yard, 3 yards for $1.00. Colors: nile,
navy, white, pink, canary, red and 2 shades pink.
SCOTTISH PRINTS Some of the prettiest patterns
we have ever had in stock, every color guaranteed
Rockfast. :'(> inches wide, price 35c
BROADCLOTHS.—We have a splendid assortment of
plain broadcloth in most the wanted colors at 29c
per yard.
MEN'S NEW FORSYTH SHIRTS.—Our Spring stock-
has arrived, the designs and quality are all that,
the word Forsyth demands. See them at Sutherland's.
NEW BILTMORE HATS.—Hats are smarter in shape
this Spring, the usual good colors are to the fore.
See some of the new ones in our window.
MEN.S OVERALLS.—Prices are still climbing DOWN
8 oz. overall, red back, the usual grade, price $l..r>9
per pair.
Sutherland's Dry Goods
What's Your
Order TODAY?
You're next. No waiting. Just
speak up . . . give us your your
grocery order or ask for sugges-    i »
Everything's Fresh, First-
Class—-always Reasonable
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W A R N IN G
Por sonic time We have been bothered with boys breaking insulators by
shouting at them ov by throwing
stones. As this matter is very serious
and might be the means of stopping
work in the mines for one day or
more, anyone found damaging the
Company's property will he prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Bv order of the Management,
CANADIAN' COLLIERIES
10-14    (DUNSMUIR),  LIMITED.
AMOS 'N' ANDY at the llo-llo in
"Pusson"  on  Thursday.  March  26th.
We Have Made a Success
of the Cash & Carry Idea
We are more than pleased at the results attained
through our weekly
Cash and Carry •
. . Specials , . .
and intern! to continue with them
If you do not sec any prices advertised in our ad. each       I I
week you can be sure of special prices iu our windows.
Extra Specials
Each Week On . . .      "'
PRIME BEEF, MUTTON, PORK AND ALI. LINES      t <
USUALLY FOUND AT HIGH-CLASS
MEAT MARKETS
	
We have some special prices this week on fresh vege- (
tables which it will pay you to look over. * >
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Everything in Quality Meats
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Personal Mention       1
Mr. Harold E. Murray, principal
of Port Alberni Public School was a
visitor to Cumberland on Saturday.
Mrs. Norman Teskey, of Alberni,
waa a visitor in the district Saturday
and Sunday.
Mrs, Jones, of Ladysmith, was a
week-end visitor to Cumherland and
whilst in the city was the guest of
her brothei* anil sister-in-law, Mr, and
Mra. C. Polkinhorne.
Mi', nnd Mrs. E. Williams, West
Cumberland, entertained a few
friends at their home un Wednesday
evening, u very enjoyable time being
spent In cards and listening in to the
radio. Delightful refresh ments were
served hy the hostess during the
evening, Those present included Mr.
and Mrs. II. Boffey, Mr. and Mrs. T.
McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. R. Childs,
Mr. and Mis. Ed Williams, Mrs. Blod
Tarr and Mr. C. Williams.
Miss Beth Horbury was hostess to
the Gedunkers' Club on Wednesday
evening at the home of her aunt.
Miss Annie Haywood, Derwent avenue. Those members present included Misses Jessie and Dena Baird, IsabeUe Herd, Evelyn Carey. Edna
Gear, Both Horbury, Lillian Banks
and Mary Walker. Dainty refreshments wore served during the evening.
*    *    •
Members of the Tuesday evening
bridge club met at the home of Mrs.
Gear, Dunsmuir avenue, when three
tables were in play. Mrs. Hamilton
was honor guest of the club. Those
securing prizes were: Mrs. Kv Brown,
first; Mrs. W. Hudson, second and
Mrs. R, Littler consolation. Dainty
refreshments and a jolly social time
followed the card games. Those present were Mrs. R. McNeill. Mrs. H.
Parkinson, Mrs. J. Lockner. Mrs.
Gear, Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. C. Whyte,
Mrs. K. Brown, Mrs. C. McDonald.
Mrs. J. Quinn, Mrs. R. Abrams, Mrs.
W, Hudson, Mrs. J. D. Davies and
Mrs. A. Clarke.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Sr.,
who have been visiting in Cumberland for the past week, returned co
their home in Victoria Friday mnrn-
ing.
Local Member In
Provincial House
Writing ln his column. "Across The
Bay", H. B. W. has the following to
say about the Comox member In the
Daily Times of Thursday Inst:
"Tlie third speaker, who also is held
in high esteem on both sides, was Dr.
MacNaughton, the businesslike member for Comox. Dr. MacNaughton
speaks rapidly, in a brisk professional
style, with n respect for words and a
respect for facts also. Not for him
the abstract theories of government
nor the larger problems of the human
spirit. He stuck to simpler things, like
tne needs of his riding, new roads and
ferry service. And, like Mr. Pearson,
he objected to unwise economics like
too grent a curtailment of government
tyrants to agricultural fairs.
"The new income tax appeared to
Dr. MacNaughton as a simple matter
of business. The tax, he said, was called inopportune, but, he asked bluntly
when was any tax opportune? And
when were bnd times, the cause of the
tax. opportune? Unhappily, he said,
the Tolmie government couldn't govern
such things, but it was doing what it
could. It was paying its way under
trying circumstances. Dr. MacNaughton strove valiantly to do his best for
his party."
Mrs. W. Walker, of West Cumberland, has returned to the city after
spending several days in  Vancouver.
Royston School
Hold Whist Drive
The last whist drive to raise funds
lor the Royston School sports was held
In the school-house Inst Friday 13th.
A good crowd turned out and n very
enjoyable evening wns spent. The prize
winners were Mrs. Bob Robertson, ladies' first: travelling. Mr.s. Gordon
Thomas; consolation, Miss Nora Forde
The high score for men was held by
Mr. A .?. Edwards; travelling prize
weni to Wilton Dalby and thfl boobey
to Mr. H. Kirk.
Those who kindly gave the prizes
and paid the other expenses were Mrs
A, L, Pack. Mrs. Gordon Thomas, Mrs.
Pat Murray, Mrs Bob Robertson. Mr.
Tom Ripley. Mr. A, B. Ball mid Mr
Jim Marriott. David Idiens, who \n
tin expert carpenter, built a very serviceable garden . wheelbarrow nnd generously gave it to the pupils of the
Royston school. This is being raffled
and the lucky winner will be announced nt n Inter date. Tickets can be obtained from Mr. Gordon Thomas.
FOR SALE—Leghorn Cockorols, six
weeks' old, $t,00 fl dozen Rossiter,
Nob Hill Orchard, Comox, 2t
LAMB'S MS
IN HULK AND CASES
FINE OLD NAVY
(Ask iht- Saltan)
GOLDEN GROVE
(Aak tin Doctors)
Shipped by
ALFRED   LAMB  &   SON
LONDON Eiwbiiificd Ifl45
Miss Dilys Williams, of Courtenay,
whi) has been the guest of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Williams, returned to her
home on Wednesday.
Miss Carrie RichardBon entertained at four tables of bridge on Thursday night. Miss C. McKinnon won
ladies' first prize. Mrs. C. V. Dando,
consolation; Mr. II. Watson, gent's
first und Mr. N. Robinson consolation. Following cards refreshments
were served and the evening terminated with several well rendered musical selections.
Members of the Cumberland Men's
Bridge Club met at the home of Mr.
W. P. Kelly on Wednesday night
when three tables of bridge were in
play. Delightful refreshments were
served by the host during the evening
and a social time followed the card
games. Those present were Messrs,
W. P. Symons, R. Shaw, R D. Pick-
aid, L. H. Finch. T. H. Mumford, F.
J, Dalby, J. IL Vaughan, H. Bryan,
W. Mason, H. Kelly, J. J. McCreadie.
N. 0. De Witt, W. P. Kelly/
Light tables of cribbage were in
play at the Cumberland Hall on
Thursday evening, when the Elite
cribbage cluh held their usual weekly
drive. The ladies' prize went to Mrs.
Schmidt, whilst Mr, Schmidt was suc-
eessmul In winning the gent's prize.
Refreshments consisting of hot dogs
sandwiches, cakes and coffee were
served after the games and rounded
off a most pleasant evening.
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton and Mrs.
H. Bryan were joint hostesses at the
home of the former. Windermere avenue on Thursday night, lo members
of tho ladies' bridge cluh, Mrs. W. H.
Cope and .Mrs. T, R. S. Graham substituting for absent members. Five
tables were in play and Mrs. T. R. S.
Graham won the prize for the highest
score. During the evening the hostesses served delicious refreshments
Those present Included Mesdames J.
Dick, T. Graham, J. II. Cameron,
Ross, E. R. Hicks, G. Tarbell, T. H.
Mumford, J. Conway, W. ,T, Turnbull
A. B. Clinton, W. II. Cope. J. J. McCreadie, W. Eadie, J. Shortt, A.
Nunns. T. R. S. Graham. W. Mason,
G. K. MacNaughton, 11. Bryan and
the Misses M. Tarbell and F. Sehl.
Members of the Cumberland Girls'
Talent Club scored a decided hit at
Courtonay on Friday when (hey staged the famous "ore word'" play nt a
Cafe Chantant held at the Courtenay
Parish Church hall.
P. Leo Anderton, of Courtenay,
joined the holo-in-one club on Sunday when he sank his tee shot on the
US yard eighth hole of the Courtenay golf club.
Mrs. Matt Stewart was hostess on
Thursday evening to the members
of thc Thursday evening bridge club
at her home on Allen avenue, two
tables being in play. Mrs. J. H. Robertson won the first prize and Mrs.
J, Vr*ughan the Becond, Delectable
refreshments were served luring the
evening and those present Included
Mesdames Vaughan and Lockner,
who were guests of the club for the
evening, A. Maxwell, Jr., J, Bennie,
Jr.. W. Hutchinson, J. II. Robertson,
A. Sommerville, M. Stewart and Miss
Lou Sheppard.
Mr. and Mr.s. Robert Grant and their
daughter, Mrs, MacDonald, of Victoria,
arrived on Saturday on a visit to Mrs.
Grant's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. R.
Gray, New Townsite,
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This advertisement is noi published
or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board or by the Government of the
Province uf British Columbia.
The ladies 'aid of the Cumberland
United church held a very successful
Shamrock Tea, sale of home-cooking,
candy and fancy work on Wednesday
afternoon in the United Church hall.
The tables were very tastefully decorated, daffodils, pussy-willows and
St. Patrick's colors predominating.
The home-cooking stall in thc capable
hands of Mesdames D. Hunden, M.
Mitchell and George Richardson presented a very attractive appearance.
The candy stull under the direction
of Mesdames H. Strachan and C.
I'olkinhorne came in for a good deal
of attention from the young folks.
Mrs. J. C. Brown and Miss Armstrong were in charge of the fancy
work stall. Wait inn on the tables
were Mesdames Bannerman, Turn-
bull, Gatz, W. Bruce Gordon, R. Robertson, A. Henderson, E. R. Hicks,
W. Hutchinson, C. Nash, J. J. McCreadie and Roy Meikie.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. McMillan, West Cumberland, entertained a few friends on
Thursday evening when several amusing games were played. Cards also
were indulged in. i'he hostess served
dainty refreshments during the evening. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. J. Eliis, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Williams, Mr. and Ms. R. Childs, Mrs.
M. Brown, Mrs. B. Tarr, Mrs. C. Williams, Mr. J, Williams and Mr. and
Mrs. T. McMillan.
Rev. J. R. Hewitt motored from Victoria on Friday where he attended the
conference of the United church. He
was accompanied by Misses Jemima
Mitchell and Margaret Richardson,
who spent a week at the capital.
* »
Mrs. C. Nash entertained at afternoon tea on Friday last.
Mrs. T. R. s. Graham was a hostess
at the tea hour on Friday afternoon.
+    *    *
John McNeil has arrived from Field
on a viist to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. McNeil.
* V        *
Mrs. H, Brown was a visitor to Port
Alberni last week. She was accompanied on her return by her daughter, Miss
Marjorie Brown of the Port Alberni
public school staff who spent the week
end here.
* *    +
Mrs. Peacock of West Cumberland is
spending a few weeks in Nanaimo and
attended the wedding there last week
of her grandson George Peacock.
* •    *
Mr. and Mrs. Reg. Morrison and
daughter, Kathleen, of Coombs, were
guests last week of Mrs. Morrison's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bond.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Robertson, of
Port Alberni, were guests at the week
end of the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. s. L. Robertson.
* •    *
Thirty-six tables were in progress at
the benefit whist drive in Memorial
hall on Saturday evening under auspices of the Oddfellows and Rebekah
orders. Prizes were won by Mrs. J.
Stant and Mrs. B. Hunden for the ladies, Mrs. P. Partridge (subs.) and R.
Shaw for gents. After the serving of
refreshments a jolly dance was held
until midnight with Sunnyside orchestra' supplying snappy music.
The season seems already to have
opened for motor tourists, a car bearing a California license was noticed on
its way to Lake Cumberland on Sunday afternoon.
«   *   «
Miss Dot Maxwell has returned from
a visit to Vancouver.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Henderson returned Thursday from a motor trip to
Victoria. The former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Henderson, Sr., arrived
today from the capital to visit relatives
here for the week.
Alf McNiven was a a visitor from
Bleeders over the week-end.
S-V-^fe^******^^^
Surprise Party for
Douglas Baird
Cumberlnnd, March 16th.—Several
high school classmates and friends of
Douglas Baird called upon him unexpectedly at his home on Friday evening
nnd spent n most happy time at various games, music and dancing. Several
of the company added to the pleasure
of the evening by musical selections
these including Cyril Davis, John Bannerman nnd Douglas Baird piano numbers; David Hunden, violin selections;
Chrissie Robertson and Bennle Nicholas songs and Miss Jessie Baird recitations. Especially enjoyed waB the community singing of popular songs. Refreshments delicious and abundant
were served.
Those present Included: Misses Jessie
nnd Dena Bnird. Isnbelle Herd, Myrtle
McMillan, Barbara Martin, Jean Quinn
Bessie Brown, Mny Beverldge, Monle
Marpole, Allison Geikie, Lily Picketti,
Margaret Westfleld. Donna McRae,
Mnry Baird, Chrissie Robertson, Preston Bruce, Leland Bannerman, Harvey
Herd, Harry Waterfleld, Floyd McMillan. Bryson Parnham, Bill MacNaughton. James Tierney, Joe Whyley, Gordon Robertson, Dave Hunden, Cyril
Davis. John Bannerman. Doug. Baird
nnd Bill Slaughter.
IN MEMORIIAM
Tn Joving memory of my dear hus-
if'nl. Harry Tarr, who passed awny
March 20th, 1390.
The passing years cannot dim
The memories sweet we have of him.
Time takes off the edge of grief,
But memory turns back every leaf.
Ever remembered hy his wife and
child.
ON THE SCREEN
THURSDAY,   MARCH   26th
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\ CHURCH OF ENGLAND
j Parish of Cumberland
I SUNDAY   MARCH  22
|        Lent V (Passion Sunday)
i 11    a.m.    Matt ins;    2:30   p.m.
i Children's.Service; 7 p.m.) E»e-
z song. —The   Vicar
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ew Styles for
EASTER
Blousettes - - - $1.95
Snappy new styles in sleeveless blouses with fancy
jabot fronts made of good quality spun silk in all leading shades sizes 30 to <10.
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CUTLERY
When in doubt as to a good Haircut or Shave, or for
friendly service, visit
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Central Barber Shop
A. R. Gatz proprietor
Our business is run on santiary methods and you arc
assured of the best
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$1,000 for $750
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Shares having no withdrawal privileges, also Selected
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ComOx Valley
Lands
We are offering some Beautiful Building
Sites at Royston for Sale. These lots
with 55-ft. frontage on the Island Highway have a wonderful view and the price
is only $200.00 on terms. A real place
to build a Summer Home.
COMOX VALLEY LANDS
COURTENAY, B. C.
Sunkist
Oranges
Seedless and full of juice, 50 for ■■■• 50c
CLOVER LEAF SALMON SPECIAL—1 Red Salmon,
2 Pink Salmon, total value 90c
SPECIAL PRICE, 3 one-pound tins 75c
SUNKIST LEMONS, 25c PER DOZEN
SUNKIST GRAPEFRUIT, 5 FOR 26c.
:-:  SPECIAL OFFER  :-:
2 lbs. of Bulk T«a and 1 Green Tea Pot, 5-cup AfTp
capacity for   wU V
COMOX POTATOES, PER SACK $1.35
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
I Matt Brown's Grocery
HI For Service and Quality
PS*)     Phone 30 Cumberland
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