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Array SEE and HEAR
Let's go Native
with an All Star Cast
Cumberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cribbage Players
Again In Action
After Holidays
Union   Bay  and  Comox  Continue
Winning Streak
After heing idle for two weeks on
account of the Christmas und New
Year holidays, the teams comprising
the Cumherland nnd Distract Crib-
bage League got under way again
on Wednesday when three games
were played, all being staged in
Cumberland. The Athletics and Conservatives should have met at the
Waverley hotel, but the game was
postponed until tonight.
Comox travelled to the Veterans'
hall bent on a win. The Vets, were
out to win nlso and the contest was
keen for a time with the visitors having all the luck in the world, running
out winners by 21 to 15. The lowly
Eagles came out strong in their game
against Union Bay nnd came within
an ace of writing finish to championship aspirations of the shipping boys,
the latter winning a close game by
19 points to 17. The same score prevailed in the meeting of the Oddfellows and Courtenay, the former
coming out on the top side of the
19-17 score. Following the games,
refreshments were served by the
home teams and a socinl hour thoroughly enjoyed.
League Standing:
G   W   L   D Pts.
Comox     9   7    1    1   15
Union Bay   9    0    0    3    15
Conservatives   8    4    2    2    10
Veterans   9    5    4    0    10
Athletics   8    2    3    3      7
Courtenay   9    f!    (.    0     6
Oddfellows   9    2    7    0     4
Eagles   9    17    1      3
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Mrs. Amy B. Clinton was hostess
at an enjoyable bridge party on Saturday evening last when four tables
were in play. After bridge the
hostess served refreshments, concluding a very pleasant evening.
Those present included Mesdames W,
Eadie, J, H. Cameron, A. Ross, II.
Bryan, T. H. Mumford, E. Robinson,
J. Conway, A. Nunns, Mason, G. K.
MacNaughton, E. R. Hicks, G. Tarbell, L. H. Finch, E. Pickard, W, P.
Symons, nnd the Misses F. Sehl and
M. Tarbell.
Brother W, P. Lavvrie, of Vancouver, deputy auditor, was an official
visitor to Comox Aerie, No. 1963,
F.O.E. on Tuesday evening, when
after a very successful business meeting a social time was held which was
very largely attended.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. P. McLaughlin, Sr.,
of Headquarters, who have lived continuously at Headquarters for the
past sixteen years .have taken up
their residence on the Marsden road,
near Cumberland. Both Mr. and
Mrs. McLaughlin are well known
here having resided in Cumberland
some years ago. Before leaving
Headquarters they were honored by
the members of the Headquarters social club at a whist drive when each
was  presented  with  a  magnificent
unhblstered chair.
* *    *
Bloedel, Stewart and Welch have
a staff of engineers and surveyors going over the site of their old logging
grounds between Union Bay and
Cumberland. Thc pnrty is inspecting
tracks, wharves and loading platforms, etc. and it is reported operations will start in this district during
the coming summer.
Constable Hugh Patrick, who wus
acting as relief officer in this district
during thc month of November has
been placed on Eckmann's relief
plane, searching for Copt. Pat Rena-
hnn, as wireless operator.
Tho Cumberland Burns' Cronies'
club held u successful whist drive in
the Memorial hall on Saturday, 17
tables of whlst being in play. Mrs.
Boyd secured ladies' first, Mrs. Gear
ladies second, while for the men Mr.
Buchanan secured gent's first and
Mr. Weatfield gent's second. Refreshments were served by the ladies'
auxiliary, after which dancing held
sway to the strains of the Merry
Makers orchestra.
a     *     .
Mrs. H. Treen and baby returned
home from the Cumberland General
Hospital on Monday.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Walker spent
New Year with their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarke, loco.
They spent a few days in Nanaimo,
returning to Cumberland on Monday.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. D. Gash and son, of
West Cumberland, left for Calgary
on Tuesday morning. After a short
visit, they will proceed to England
where they will reside in future.
Mrs. J. Marsh and two children
returned to Nanaimo on Wednesday,
having been the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Jas. Stockand, West Cumberland.
Thc following schedule for the second half of the Up-lsland soccer
league has been handed to us for
publication. With thc Tyee B team
having dropped out of the league,
one team each week will be idle. The
schedule started on January 4th with
the Eagles and Tyee A clashing, u
game which the former won by the
narrow margin of two goals to one.
Other games will be: January 11th,
Courtenay vs. Eagles; January 18th,
Tyee A vs. Courtenay; January 26th,
Eagles vs. Courtenay; February lst,
Tyee A vs. Eagles; February 8th,
Courtenay vs. Tyee A.
Logger Dies
In Campbell
River Jail
Returned   Soldier   Becomes   Crated
After Viait to Vancouver
for Holiday*
John Newman Ross, who has been
employed by the Menzies Bay Logging Company for the past two years,
died in Campbell River jail after being brought down from the camp by
Provincial Police Constable Dawson.
From .information to hand it appears
Ross, who also went by the name of
John McKenzie, hnd only just returned from Vancouver where he had
spent Christmas and New Year holidays, was very despondent on reaching the enmp on Monday and had
threatened to end everything. It was
surmised the man had been drinking
very heavily and as the men nt the
camp could do nothing with him,
word was sent to the Provincial Police at Campbell River. Constable
Dawpon went up to the camp and
brought Ross down with him, lodged
him in the jail and sent for the doctor. The man was thoroughly searched by the constable and everything
taken away from him. The doctor
on arrival examined Ross and engaged in conversation with him, but he
appeared to be normal. He became
violent later on and was secured by
the constable who was assisted in
guarding Robs by one of his helpers.
During the absence of the watchers
for only about one minute, Ross managed to slash his wrist with a penknife he must have had concealed.
Assistance was immediately secured
but the unfortunate man passed
The inquest was held on Wednesday at Campbell River before Coroner John Conway when after hearing thc evidence from friends of the
deceased at the camp and from the
Campbell River doctors the jury
found that the deceased died from
maniacal exhaustion and alcoholism.
Ross was about 44 years of age
and enlisted in the 16th Scottish at
Victoria in 1914, He served in England and France and was discharged
in 1919. He is survived by a wife
and two children residing at Burnaby
from whom he had been separated.
There was n fair number of members present at the monthly meeting
of the Cumberland Conservative Association held in the Memorial hall
on Monday night with President A.
J. Tnylor in the chair. A good deal
of routine business was acocmplished
and Dr. MacNaughton rendered a
good report of work accomplished
under the relief plan, work which was
at thc present time being undertaken
especially on the Union Bny road,
near Courtenay. Mr. Thomas Graham who attended the Conservative
Convention at Penticton was ulso
present and gave a very good account
of the proceedings at the intcrioi
convention. Many other matters of
great interest to the members were
discussed and an effort will he made
to have one or two of the Provincial
Cabinet members visit Cumberlnnd
in the near future. The secretary
had a big smile on his face towards
the close of the meeting when many
new members joined the association.
Several of the members present took
many membership tickets and it ,is a
foregone conclusion that before the
drive for new members is finished n
record will be established for the
Cumberland Conservative Association.
Veterans' Auxiliary
Elects Officers
The ladies auxiliary to the Cumberland Branch of the Canadian Legion held their annual election of officers on Tuesday night, January 6,
in the Memorial hall. Thc election
resulted in Mrs. J. Derbyshire being
re-elected president, Mrs. Ethering-
ton vice-president, Mrs. W. Hutchinson, secretary-treasurer. Those chosen for the sick committee were Mrs.
B. Nicholas, Mrs. Lockhart and Mrs.
O. Roberts, while the executive committee includes Mrs. T. James, Mrs.
J. Robinson, Mrs. F. Slaughter, Mrs.
W. Warren and Mrs. T. Batrd.
Golden Wedding
Celebrated By
Mrs. Brown
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of her wedding, Mrs. Sarah
Brown entertained at dinner on Saturday evening, having as her guests
sons, daughters-in-lnw, and grandchildren, who reside in Cumberland
and a few close friends. One son,
Mr. N. L. Brown, of Vancouver, and
another son Mr. G. Brown were un-
uble to be present. Mrs. Brown was
horn in Manchester, England, and
married her late husband at Killey-
leith, County Down, Ireland. She
has resided in Cumberland for twenty-three years, and is admired and
respected by everyone. Her brother
Mr. Coates is a well known figure
. round town, and like Mrs. Brown has
a cheery word for everyone alike.
Heartiest congratulations were ex.
tended Mrs. Brown nnd sincere
wishes for her future.
Those present included Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Brown, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. C.
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W, M. Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Brown, Mr. Robert Brown
Mr. Coates, Mrs. W. Beveridge, Sr,,
Mrs. J. Mann, Mrs. Auehterlonie and
Mins A. Armstrong. A very happy
evening was spent in muaic nnd other
John S. Nelson, n logger employed
hy the Hastings Logging Company,
nt Grassy Bay, Loughbom Inlet, died
at St. Michael's Hospital, Rock Bay
on December 30th from injuries received whilst following his occupation. As soon as possible after the
accident, the unfortunate man was
rushed to Rock Bay hospital where
it was found he was suffering from
a fractured skull. The funeral took
place nn Monday from the undertaking parlors of John Sutton .Courtenay, interment taking place in tlie
Sandwick Cemetery.
August Erlckaon, a fuller and
hucker nt the Campbell River Timber Company camp at Garrett, Menzies Bay was interred at Sandwick
Cemetery on Saturday last. He was
accidently killed on December the
30th by a falling suppling.
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The annual meeting of the
Cumberland Public Library Association will be held in tht
Athletic Hall on Monday, Jan-
unry the 12th ut 7 p.m. A full
attendance is desired as business of importance will tie discussed and officers elected for
the ensuing year.
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Appeal Is
Electric   Light   Company   to   Appeal
to  Supreme  Court  of
The Court of Appeal sat at Victoria on Tuesday when the City of
Cumberland was upheld in un appeal
from a Supreme Court judgement of
Chief Justice Morrison in favor of
Cumberland Electric Light Co. Ltd.
Tho latter was awarded $74,000 by
ntbitrators for its plant and equipment, which were taken over by the
city, together with $88,000 for loss
of profits, which would have been
enrned in the remaining t.vonty-eight
years of a fifty-year franchise. The
award was affirmed by CUief .Justice
Morrison. The City of Cumberland
•"■ought to reduce the award by ?,1R,>
0H0, which had been allowed for lo-*-*
nf profits.
Mr. Justice Martin and Mr. Justice
McPhillips of the Appeal Court dissenting from the award.
The Cumberlnnd Electric Lighting
Company, Limited, have instructed
their solicitor, J. W. De li. Farris to
appeal against the decision to the
Supreme Court of Canada.
Tom Armstrong
President Of
New League
Well   Attended   Meeting   Held   at
There wus a fairly large number
of basketball fans in attendance at
the meeting for the purpose nl" putting basketball in this district on a
better basis. Th.? meeting was held
in the Nntive Sons' Hall on Monday
evening and apart from the election
of officers very little business wns
Owing tu a few team managers being unavoidably absent from the
meeting the drawing up of a schid
uie was left in abeyance for a few
In the election of officers, Tom
Armstrong, of Cumberland, was the
choice for the president's chair and
he will have for vice-president, A,
Lyons, of Sandwick, with Douglas
Partridge, nf Cumberland, the leerc-
tary-treasurer. The executive is
comprised of the different team managers, and the fact that of these
gentlemen were unable to ait end.
curtailed the business somewhat. A
further meeting was held last night
when a schedule was drawn up and
play will start as early as possible
Something in the nature of a
bomb-shell dropped at the meeting
last night when the Courtenay folk
decided to form a league of their
own and go ahead with their own
arrangements. The consequence is
that President Armstrong finds that
he is now president of something that
exists but will not function. If the
idea of the initial meeting was to
foster basketball throughout the district, the action taken last night will
undoubtedly kill the game, so far as
this place is concerned.
The Eagles' team to play against
Courtenay at Union Buy on Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock will be J.
Walker, goal; J. Brown nnd Ed.
Bickle, backs; Tobacco, Conrod and
Weir, half backs; Howay, Gibson,
Campbell, Stant and Bartholdi, forwards. Reserves, McFarlane, Hunter and Bradley.
Hundreds Of Men
Return To Camps
Logging   Being   Reium* '*, Following
Recent Layoff
Hundreds of men laid off in lumber camps prior to the Christmas
holidays, will return to the woods
this week end, it was announced by
some of the leading companies.
One party of 300 from the Bloedel,
Stewart and Welch, Ltd. camp at
Bloedel. Menzies Bay, returned to the
Island after the Christmas and New
Year holiday on Monday morning,
There was an exceptionally large
crowd dutside the school yard on
Tuesday and on enquiry we discovered it was a "Yn-Yo" man giving
an exhibition nf how to "Yo-Yu".
The craze has hit Cumberland all
right and the little colored tops can
bo seen spinning on strings held by
Cumberland's school children. We
hope lhe craze stays with the school
children and not grow lo He a popular pastime of grown-ups as is the
case in some other towns. The kiddies will be hitting pu and ma up now
for the odd quarter to buy one of
the new devices, and it is claimed by
such large centres as Vancouver thai
the demand for these fascinating little toys is amazing, so it is i foregone conclusion that Cumberland
children will not be content with just
hearing about  "Yn-Yo."
The explosion which occurred on
August 13 last in No. 4 Mine Coalmont Collieries, resulting in the
denth of 45 men, had its source in
the worked out area of No. 1 slope
off No. 16 level. This statement is
made hy Thomas Graham, consulting
mining engineer, who was appointed
to make a special investigation, in
his report to Hon. W. A. McKenzie,
minister of mines.
He says that cause of ignition cannot be traced to any of the following occurrences, namely:
(a) A runaway trip of mine cars
on the main slope because the lines
of force prove conclusively that ignition <Ud not occur on the slope
where the trip came to rest.
(h) From the stoppings around
the various areas which had been
sealed off for lire, because they were
all intact eliminating the possibility
of leakage of gases or fire from this
(c) Mine lamps, because thc use
of electric lamps has reduced to a
large extent the percentage of risk
in lamp failures and there were only
two safety lamps in the mine, both of
which wero found to be in good condition.
(d) Shot-firing, for the reason
that there is no evidence of any shot
having been fired immediately preceding the explosion.
(e) Electrical short or ure, there
being found no evidence of fusing or
even derangement of the electrical
equipment, other than the breakage
of pole carrying the electric transmission lines and lightning nrrestor,
this pole being situated in line with
the upper portal of the mine and undoubtedly hit by something coming
from the mine.
Mr. Graham observes that the reports of the district inspector, John
G. Biggs, th* mine officials, the fire-
bosses and the gas committee appointed by the workmen, covering
the period from July 1 up to and including thc off-coming shift at 3 p.m.
August 13, not one entry shows
where gas had been detected in the
mine. He continues: "My own observations made at n time when ven
tilation was still impaired convinces
me that the mine was singularly free
from explosive gas and could in no
sense be termed a gaseous mine." At
the time of the disaster, however,
some combustible must have been
present to explain what happened.
In dealing with this the report states:
"The only other place in the mine
Where an aecumlation of gas could
exist, without possibility of detection
would be in the worked-out urea of
No. 1 slope und No. 15 level left
from the intersection of No, 1 slope
With this level and outward on the
main slope, together with similar in-
dicetions on thnt portion of the main
nlopn below No. 15 level left to the
Connection with the return air course
on Ho. 17 level to the eight of main
el". ", all point lo this urea as the
seat of the explosion". . . .
"There, however, can be no doubt
but the hope of the management was
that the Upper reaches of the pillared urea would fill with gas either in
the form of carbon dioxide, depleted
air in the form of excess nitrogen nr
even curburated-hydrogen in such ration us to form an inexplnsive mixture, and by intensive pillaring,
keeping the ground caving close upon
thei ■ operations, excluding oxygen
und this avoiding fire. The nature
of the overlying ground made caving
casj and it was rare that an opening
sufficiently large was found to per
mit to the pillared ground or gob.
The caves were reported as close
along the marginal work line at ull
times. There is no evidence of gas
having been detected issuing from
this gob area, and only one witness
T. F.wing, a miner who worked in No.
5 right off No. 1 slope, suggested
that on the morning shift of the da.'
of the explosion he studied smoke as
from a fire. Mr. Ewing says he did
not mention this to any official, nor
to Hugh McGarvie, the man who whs
working with him that day. He claims
to have mentioned it only to his
brother; this brother was one of the
men lost in the explosion. The condition must nol have impressed Mr.
Ewing seriously or he would certain-
(Continued on page three)
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mossey, of Wesl
Cumberland, received a decided
shock on Monday evening when some
fifty or sixty friends called I" con
gratulate them. The news had leak
ed out that Monday was the 25th
anniversary of their wedding day and
the large number of friends calling
showered congratulations on them.
The happy and surprised couple were
also the recipients of many beautiful pieces of silver, the presentation!)
being made by Mr. James Walker
who congratulated Mr. and MrB. Mossey and expressed the hope that thoy
would celebrate their golden anniversary in thi- years to come, Both
Mr. and Mrs. Mossey made feeling
Arrangements were then made u>
accommodate as many of their callers os possible ami whist occupied a
number for a portion of the evening,
prize winners being Mesdames T.
McMillan. G. Oily, R. Freeburn and
F. Slaughter.
Messrs. R. T. Brown, S. L, Robert.
son and Bill Walker rendered musical selections during tho evening and
songs were sung by Mesdames Warren, G. Shearer, R Freeburn, Miss
J. Freeburn and Messrs, Warren, (i.
Shearer, T. Carney, (i. Guy, W, Mossey, whilst Messrs. II. T. Brown and
G. Guy gave a number of humorous
recitations. Bill Walker also delighted the assembly with a BOXO-
phone solo.
The whist drive held at the Royston Saw Mill Recreation Room wns
well attended fourteen tables being
in play. Ladies' firsl went to Miss
Sasuko, Union Bay, with Miss U. Williams securing the consolation. Mr.
Chris Davies won gent's first, consolation going to Mr. E. Hanna. Refreshments were served with dance
following. Music was supplied by
Messrs Littler, Whitehouse and S.
The Cumberland ladies' bridge
club entertained al nineteen tables
of bridge on Wednesday night In
the Anglican Hall.   The popular hall
had  been decorated for the occasion
and presented a very comfortable ap
peuranrc as the card games started
shortly after 8 o'clock. Play continued until shortly after 11 o'clock
when refreshments were served at Individual tables. The arrangements
were ideal and reflects much credit
on the ladies. Prize winners were;
ladies' first. Mrs. L. II. Finch| second.
.Miss M. Tarbell; gentlemen's first,
Mr. Harry Bryan; second. Mr. Fred
I). Pickard with a special consolation
prize going to Mr. E. Robinson,
Local W.B.A.
Review No. 17
Install Officers
Mrs. Grnee McNeil installing officer assisteil by Mrs. Somervllle installed the following officers Into
their respective chair.:
President, Mrs. Kate Jackson; Vice
President, Lena Francescini; Past.
President, Elizabeth Morgan, Recording Secretary. Mary Frelone; Finance Secretary, Mrs. Alice Miller;
Treasurer, Mrs. Susie Covert; Chaplain, Mrs. Margaret Murray: Lady of
Ceremonies, Mrs. Margaret Herd;
Sargent. Mrs. Bertha Walker; Inner
Hostess, Mrs. Mary Carmichael; Gutter Hostess, Mrs. Elizabeth Newman;
Junior Supervisor. Mr-. Orpha Bond;
Press Correspondent, Mrs. Mary Frelone; Musician, Miss Deliuii Frelone;
Captain, Mrs, Annie Davis; Color
Bearer No. 1, Mrs. Martha Coe; Color Bearer No. -, Mrs. .lean Freeburn;
Ensign .No. 1. Mrs. Knitua Potter;
Ensign Bearer No. "J, Mrs. Annie
Brown; Miss Canada, Mrs. Ethel
Morgan; Miss W. B.A., Mrs. Patterson; Officer of the Day, Mrs. Grace
McNeil; Standard Bearer No. 1, Mrs.
Orpha Bond; Standard Bearer No, \l,
Mrs. Etherlngton.
After the business of the Review.
Mrs. Kate Jucksoil, tbe newly appointed president, on behalf of the
officers and members presenteil to
the retiring president, Mrs. Morgan,
a beautiful chesterfii Id chair. Mrs,
Annie Davis, captain, on behalf ol'
•he guards .whs pre-tutitfj with beautiful sill; lingerie and Mrs. Lena
Francescini was presented with a
beautiful pyrex pie plate with silver
stand and cup and saucer for her
long services as Ensign No. 1 to the
guard team. Mrs. Murray, chaplain,
was presented wilh a beautiful basket of flowers; Mrs. McNeil Installing
officer with a beautiful set of cream
and sugar. After tbe meeting refreshments were served and a jolly
evening spent among the members.
Two boys from the Royston Road
were given a tongue lashing on Saturday morning last by Magistrate
John Conway when they wen* hailed
before him for bad behaviour. The
boys were both about seventeen years
ol' ago and from the expression of
their faces when the .Magistrate was
through bis led ure. gave one the Im-
■> r-wlon that John Conway's words
h d a good effect. We are open lo
bet both boys from now nn will never
again b<* brought before ;i Mugh-
Austin Willemar
Dies Following A
Lingering Illness
Son   of   I'ionrtr   Anglican  ClirrRynian
"Moutnrd  by  Many
Austin Jules Willemar, '•'•' years of
age, died nt the St. Jnseph's Hospital
ni 7;'.o p.m. Thursday. The doceas
ed wh- ilu win of the Rev. Jules X,
and .Mrs. Willemar, who were pioneer
residents or the district, the Rev.
gentleman being a noted Anglican
clergyman In the very early days of
the Comox Valley. Austin Willemar
was born at Sandwick and was educated at ihe Courtenay Schools, had
lived all his life in lhe district and
was exceptionally well known and
liked. In addition to hi*- Borrowing
parents he leaves to mourn his loss,
two >islers. Mrs. F.. D. Thwaites. of
Parksville, and Mrs. J, W. Cooke, of
North Vancouver, a former resident
(.r Cumberlnnd, and one brother
Douglas, of Qucon Charlotte Island.
The funeral will take place ..n
Saturday afternoon at .'! o'clock from
the family residence at Sandwick,
interment taking place Ir the St.
Andrews Anglican Church Yard with
the Rev. (J. L. Bourdillon, Vicar of
Courtenay, officiating.
'Iho late Mr. Willemar during bis
residence in tin* valley had been connected mostly with the automobile
industry, being Aral in business with
a Mr. Goddard. who recently crashed
in California during an airplane
flight. Later he was in business with
Pidcock and Wain, opposite the Courtenay   Free   Press   office   and   in   the
No Interest
Is Shown In
Civic Election
Nomination  Day  Monday  With  EUc-
tion   Day   Thursday
There is very little interest being
shown in the municipal elections this
year. Two or three names have been
mentioned to contest the vacancy
caused hy ihe resignation of Aid. T.
H. Mumford but nothing definite as
yet can be ascertained. Nomination
day is Monday with the election on
Thursday, if one is necessary. Mayor
Maxwell, and Aldermen Henderson,
Ledingham and Williams, whose
terms expire this year, have signified
their intention of standing for reelection. Mr. W. P. Symons has been
mentioned as a likely .successor to
Aid. Mumford but interviewed today
said he had not definitely made up
his mind. He (lid not really want to
stand and if any other rutepayer
come forward ho would stand down.
During the next year a lot nf im-
purtanl business will be transacted,
chief of which will be the electric
light question which now goes to the
Supreme Court of Canada, and it behoves the electors tn choose the city
representative with great care.
Mr, Symons would make a worthy
successor to Alderman Mumford BR
he U a very successful business man
and has had previous experience on
tbe C'tiy Council.
Instructions have been received by
the Provincial Police tn start checking up nn all automobiles operating
without 1981 licence plates on. January lath is positively the lust day
Any person operating a car after
this date without the new 19.11 licence plates on will be prosecuted.
Mr. Morgan, of Victoria, is a business visitor in Cumberland today. He
will leave for Alberni and Port Alberni tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Hamilton, of Vancouver, is
the guest of her daughter. Mrs. R.
Abrams, Maryport avenue.
.Miss Diron, of Duncan, is the guest
of Mr. and Mis. W. ('. Kelly.
Horn to Mr. am! Mrs. Hinch, of
Bowser, a son, on Friday, January
2nd at the Cumberland General Hospital.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Mann are receiving congratulations un the birth of
a   daughter  at   their   residence,   Derwent avenue, nn Sunday, January 4.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Itanneriuan and
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frelone journeyed lo Denman Island Friday last to
attend an old time dame, returning
to Cumberland in the small hours on
Sat mday morning.
The ladies' Thursday Night Bridge
club held their weekly get-together
ut the home of Mrs. J. Robertson,
Derwent avo. Two tables of bridge
were in play, prizes going to Mrs. J.
Robertson first, and Miss L. Shep-
panl second. Delicious refreshments
Were served by the hostess. Those
present included, Mrs. J. IL Cameron, Mrs. M. Stewart, Mrs. W. Hutchinson. Mrs J. Bennle, Mrs. Maxwell.
Mrs. J. Robertson, Miss Nettie Robertson and Miss Lou Sheppard,
Miss DRy« Williams returned to
her home in Campbellton on Sunday
after spending the New Year's holiday^ the guest of Mis. Nina Shields.
Corrrction   Rod   nnd  Gun
Club   Smoker
S. Williams, Si., and not F. Wil-
Hams, as previously stated, wns the
winner of one of the trophy cup- for
btggost tish on fly.
Mr. and Mm. R. McNeil and Barbara were guests of the former's
mother, Mrs. McNeil, of Campbell
River, for New Year.
.Mr. and Mrs. H. Shrader visited
Campbellton for the New Year, the
guests of Mr ami Mrs. W, Williams.
They returned on Friday.
Mr. W. Devoy on Friday last, had
the misfortune to badly damage his
ear near the old half-way house on
the Courtenny-Cuniherland mail. The
ear went into a skid, being brought
up by a stump. Mr. Devoy was cut
on the nose but the other passengers
mostly children, escaped  injury.
last few years he had been employed
by the Comox Logging and Railroad
Company. He was very well known
amongst the Cumberland residents,
being a frequent visitor here. It is
only a shnri time ago ihat he decided tn leave the local hospital and go
to St. Joseph's at Cumox to be nearer
his home. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
church enterprise with nothing on her head but
a little saucepan of a hat, and shoes not thicker
than a newspaper.   Isn't this so?
THE YEAR ia young and every child should be
taught tn save money without being avaricious or niggardly. We need more thirl't.
The average Canadian wage earners wasted
enough in his youth to make him comfortable in
liis old age. We should lake a lesson from France
in this respect. They know how to enjoy life and
at the same time work hard and save money. They
sutler less from panics and depressed times than
any other people, because nearly every person
saves something against a rainy day. The French
schools teach the children to save money and the
most frequent prize given in schools is a savings
bank book with a small sum to the credit of the
WISE housewives study markel conditions
much more carefully than men give them
credit for. Al least they watch the prices
of things they need. They may not know the
wholesale price or the price secured by the grocer
or manufacturer, but they do know the retail
price and how it compares with the usual retail
price for the same article. It is well worth while
securing this information.
For Instance, several foods may be obtained
today at very reasonable prices. Sugar is probably selling al your corner grocery for as low a
price as you have secured for years. Due to a
large orange crop, oranges are now obtainable at
prices that would have seemed wonderful a year
Take advantage of such conditions whenever
you can. See thai the children get extra large
servings of orange juice at breakfast and thus
secure the necessary minerals, salts, and vitamins
for their proper growth. Get into the habit of
serving a salad or a fruit cup at least once a day.
Dig oul your recipe book and find recipes for
puddings, whips, or creams in which this fruit
may be used. Vou will balance your meals, furnish new dishes to the family and not strain your
pocketbook nearly so much as you would have
strained it a year or so ago.
A WIFE will insist ihat the husband shall not
go oul of the house on cold raw days without
two undershirts ,a liver pad and a muffler on.
in addition lo his regular clothes. Yet as soon
as he is safely down town she will rush out of
thc hot kitchen hare-headed and bare-armed to
hang out clothes, so as to get ahead of the woman
next door; or. she will I ramp oil' down town, and
from house In house In work up some society or
. , rs. KSOI.VKI)   that   my  support   ti>   thu   home-town
|\paper in 1981 will be 100 per cent"
Now this would he n rare and vital resolution
ami in keeping of it there would be a great reward. Rave
becauso you have never before seen or heard of it; vital
because tbe  future of tbe small  town  largely  depends,
upon the keeping of it.
A few years ago an able and arresting article was
wiittcn by an editor of a small town weekly in Alberta.
Tbe business men of the town were complaining because
uf tbe heavy toll being taken by mail order houses. Dm'-.
in},' the year the combined amounts spent by lhe local
merchants in advertising was only a fraction of that
spent, in the same area, mark you, by one mail order
bouse. Tbe advertisements' of local merchants bad few.
if any, illustrations, and lack of care in their preparation
was very much in evidence, (In the other band the catalogue of tbe mail order bouse was attractively Illustrated
and written in a concise gripping style. Tbe article
clearly demonstrated why ibe home town merchant and
ibe borne town wero losing out.
A prominent merchant in a British Columbia town does
nol advertisu in lhe borne town paper. He contends
that il is u waste of money, because the people in the
town and district know where to find him. Tbe people
also know where to find the mail order house, but the
mail order house is alive to the necessity of keeping its
message constantly before the people.    Here I was told
ii i a wtdl Informed source that more money went out
of town for merchandise than was spent locally.
A little reflection reveals the fact that the home town
merchant Is not saving that which he does not spend in'
advertising, but that he is actually paying for the advertising done by the mail order house. How come?
Part of the net earnings of the mail order house in a
given section is used in advertising in thai section. He-
cause of effective advertising on the one hand aad the
bid. of it on the other thai money Is being withheld from
the home town merchant, so that In the last analysis the
mail order house advertises at tbe expense of tbe home
town merchant.
Now 1 am not thinking of advertising in the sense of
contracting for. paying for and "filling" space in the local paper. I am thinking of a wide-a-wakc mercbanl
presenting bis message each week lo thc buying public in
a compelling style. And if the ad writer would just
visualize an audience of anywhere from a hundred to a
few thousand people he would soon get nway from the
tragic practice of "something to (ill up for this week."
Many of our once thriving towns are going lo stage
a come back in 1031. This is going to be done through
advertising. Advertising took the business away while
the home town merchant slumbered and slept, but the
home town merchant has been aroused and lhe losl business is going to be won Imck through advertising. More
and better advertising will make a prosperous paper and
a prosperous paper will maks- a prosperous town.
And this is why the people of the home town should
resolve to give a Hill per cent support to the home town
paper this and every year. —By J. II. Skinns-r.
Town Topics
Miss Allison Geikie returned Sunday
Irom Vancouver where she spent the
holidays with her mother.
Mr, mid Mis. k Strachan and children, ol Vancouver, who have been
visiting relatives here, left on Friday
tor their home.
■Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kelly and family motored from Nanaimo on .Sunday
on their return from Vancouver where
they spent the vacation.
Victor Marinelli. ot Vancouver, returned to his home on Friday, having
spent   the  past  two  weeks  lure.
Mrs. Haslam. oi Powell River, is the
Kuest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. \v.
Mossey.   West   Cumberland.
Miss Roslna Thompson, ol Victoria,
is the guesl ol her pan-nts. Mr. and
Mrs. IT Thompson
Mrs. H. McLean returned to Vancouver last week-end, huvlng spent the
holidays with her parents, Mr. anti
Mrs. H. Strachan.
Misses Jessie and Winona Baird returned on Sunday from Powell River
where they spent New Year with their
sisters. Mrs. J. Dallos and Mrs Ii
«   •   ■
The Royal Candy Store's popularity
contest put on during the month ol
December was brought to a close on
New Year's Niuht when final count
was made and Mis Harriet Horbury
was found io be leading b*. thc close
margin ol nine votes over Miss Katie
Bono    Thi* contest was very keen, sev-
P. P. Harrison
Mfiin  Offlc-a
Courtenay        -        Phono  261
Local   Office
Cumberland Hotel in Even I nip
eral other youiiK ladies registering
close to the winners. In addition to
winning the ten dollars donated a.s the
popularity prize, Miss Horbury held
one ot tne three lucky tickets drawn in
the same contest. These wen; for $2.50
cash each. Miss Bono nnd A. Nunns
being other lucky winners.
Mrs. Marvin, Royston. war. luwttss
at the Royston Winter Gurriens on
Tuesday eveninR last at three tables oi
bridge, a very pleasant time being
spent. .Mrs S, Watson was winner of
the prize. Refreshments and a social
hour followed play,
Fred Donnelly spent the New Yeur
holiday in Vancouver.
Miss Carrie Buchanan came up from
Duncan to .spend the New   Year holiday with her parents.
+    *    *
Misses Violet and Ethel ,Jon--.s. of
Nanaimo. were holiday guests of their
sister.  Mrs   H.  Devlin
Mi.ss Mary Clark returned on Hun-
day to Powell River, after spending a
lew days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Clarke. Miss Nellie Clarke
who has been the cuest of her parents
also returned on .Sunday to Duncan.
Miss Jean MacNaughton who s|jeiit
the vacation with her parents. Dr. and
Hen I ill Surgeon
OITlco Cor, of Dunnmulr Ave.
opposite llo-llo Theatre
Mrs. Q. K. MacNaughton returned on
Saturday  to Vancouver, where she  is
a student at U.B.C.
Mrs. E. L. Saunders Is visiting Mrs
J. Mort. at Campbellton.
* *     *
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Myers returned
on Friday to Spokane, after a visjt to
tlie latter's brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mjiv Fred Martin.
Miss Harriet McNuity, oi Victoria, is
the guest of her uncle and aunt. Mr.
and  Mrs.  Fred   Martin.
• *     *
.Stephen Jackson returned to Vancouver on Saturday io resume his studies at U.B.C.
Les Dando came up irom Vancouver
to visit his parents, Mr. and Mr.s. C.
Dando. Sr., West Cumberland, during
tlie holidays.
Miss Doris Mort, o( Campbellton, Is
spending a few days In town with her
f  forCoids
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tltls like a
Extra Specials
Telephone  L16R
Still Doing
Hemstiching - -
.Mrs. Francesclnl having sold
out her business on Dunsmuir
avenue is prepared to do pic-
oting and hemstitching al her
Corner of Windermere Ave. and
Third Street
Burton Canned Peas, size I.   Buy them by
the dozen whllo they last, pur tin
Canned Tomatoes, largo size, 15c, 7 for
Canned Gruon Deans, 16c, 1 for
Iced Ginger Sponge Biscuits, 2 lbs, for
Whole Wheal Fig Bars, 2'..j His. for
Sunkist Oranges, ."> dozen for
Crockery Specials
Cup* and Saucers, cloverleaf, 2 for	
Cups and Saucers, Blue Band, 'I for
Cups and aucers, Blue Band. :\ for
|]M     Dinner Plates or Soup Plates, Green Band. '.'. for
1|      Whit Enamel Wash Basins at. each
D. D. S„ says he reuards
new Sargon as real triumph
of Science.
"Up to a Pew years ago I practiced
my profession in Seattle, Washington, where I had a large and lucrative praetiee. Op neeount of poor
health I was forced to retire,
"For years my .strength and vitality declined steadily. I traveled from
plaee to place in search of health hut
continually grew worse.
"The .Sargon Treatment completely
restored my health. The way it restored my energy ami vitality is nothing short of remarkable, I fell better than for twenty years and attribute my preseni good health to this
gieat medicine. I regard it as n, real
triumph of Science."
Ov, Hutchinson now resides at Palo
Alt.*.. California,
Sold by Lang's Drug & Hook Store.
.Vrs. J. Rees and Ray, of Lake Cumberland, relumed on Sunday front Nnnaimo. where they visited relatives for
llle pasl two weeks'.
leaven Vancouver
9.S0 p.m.
t ROM engineer
hi    purler     .     ,     ,     from
conductor to waiter . . .
every Cuiiudian Nationnl
employee itrWen to make
your lrip F,ar>l on the
"Continental    Limit rd"
one lo he pl-nt*itii,\y.Tli*
metn Uvrvit
\ itn'II enjoy lhe rudio-
rt|ul|i|iefl    lihrnry-liufTet-
i>l>-.ennti<rn     rari    ,    .    ,
you'll a p.f> reels t r ihe
litxitriotit.epmfnrta of thi"
lamed   flyer-
't'hnntfitt Servlti$ to
Montreal Dally,
For   information   Call   or
Write  Edward  W.   Bickle
Opposite  llo-llo  Theatre
Cumberland, Iti'.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
ChildVs hair cut any stylo 86c
Ladles hair ent  any style 60c
The Scottish
Alice Si., Courtenay
PHONES:     22(1—Courtenny'
ir,n -.Cumberland
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"Service and Quality'
Phone Wi
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Charlie Dalton
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"Let's Go Native"
Don't miss this funny, frisky, farce.     It's a Honey!
January Oth and 10th
Songs, sirens, farce and fun!
The Happiness Hit of "Sweetie", Jack Oakie, and hia frivolous, f r o li c s o m e, funny
frisnds, Stranded on a tropical isle with a collection of
cannibal cuties.
Jan. 12 • 13
Gary I onper's here on seven days leave! He
wants lu meet ynu all.   Come and see how
he looks in kilts.
Itemember his loving in "Legion of the Condemned" and "The Virginian." His first
starring role brings you a greater Cooper,
lu a rola that surpasses for hitman drama,
love and laughter anything in which he has
evere appeared,   Don't miss
Seven Days leave'
(i (juramoiuU Qictwn
Learn my story. Then condemn nte if you will. But
learn my story first.
Hallie Hobart. Manicurist
Professional good girl . She
laughed at love . Hallie was
both sinner—and saint. Men
found her attractive—but expensive. You'll find her fie
most interesting little lady
youve met in months.
And, of course, you'll want to
learn more about her.
Wednesday and
January Mth and 15th
,„ "The     J
Devils    *
Keen Old
Millions have
Laughed . . .
with and at "Grumpy"—it's
your turn now! Beloved on
two continents as a stage play
—now on the talking screen!
With the famous actor, Cyril
Maude, in the title role hc
No slicker's slick enough to
get away from this sly old
codger—especially when a
smart young blood tries to
steal a $40,000 diamond and
Grumpy's pretty granddaughter right under his nose!
Watch Grumpy make things
Friday • Saturday
January 16th and 17th FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 1(130.
fieSlfb 5eivice
(Sanabtan iHebtralAHaoriatimt
Questions concerning Healtu, addressed to tbe Canadian Medical
Association, 184. College St.. Toronto, will Up annwered personally
by eorrenpondence.
It is commonly sai dthat, of our
special senses, hearing comes second
only to sight.   These two senses are
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Kir or Cedar, rough $16.00
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, dressed or sized .... 18.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 8" and 10"  16.00
No. 1 Common Kir Shiplap 6"   15.00
No. 2 Common Kir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic 6" and 8"   21.00
All higher grade finishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
157, to 20'7 on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
(Office, Cumberland 159
I Night Call, Courtenay 184X
so necessary for the full enjoyment
of life that it is impossible to say
which of them is the more percious.
Everyone will agree that to lose one
or the other is a calamity and that
it is well worth while to take whatever care is necessary to preserve
The outer part of the ear which we
enn see nets as a receiver collecting
the sound waves and directing them
inward to the hearing apparatus
where the sounds are registered.
The canal which leads inward and
which ends at the eardrum is lined
with a tissue which secretes n substance called wax or serumen. This
secretion keeps the lining of the canal moist and soft . After the wnx
his given off its moisture, it falls off
in small flakes which are carried outwards by the hairs which grow from
the tissues lining the canal. In some
ruses and under certain conditions,
there is so much wnx produced that
it is not got rid off quickly and, as u
result, it accumulates in the canal
Poking nt the ears to get rid of some
wax or to relieve the itchiness in
the canal very often loads to trouble.
Boils in the ear canal practically
always follow some injury to the canal due to poking at the ears. Boils
in any part of the body are painful,
but when located in the ear canal,
they are more distressing than usual,
which is snying a great deal.
Someone has said that we should
never put anything smaller than tho
elbow into the ear. This is sound advice. It is much better to take the
trouble of having any excess wax
properly removed than it si to run
the risk of the occurrence of boils in
the ear.
Not only may the canal be damaged, but an injury mny be done to thc
eardrum by poking at tbe ears. While
we urge that it is necessary to avoid
unskilful attempts to remoxe wax,
we are not suggesting that it is a
difficult matter to do so, if thc procedure is properly carried out In
most cases, a gentle stream of water
run into the ear will break up and
wash out the excess wax.
Our advice Is that nothing be put
into thc ear by unskilled hands. If
wax cannot be washed out, then the
removal should be undertaken by a
skilled physician. The wax requires
to lie removed, for not only will its
collection interfere with tbe hearing
but, if it left resting against the eardrum for a long period, it may cause
damage to that part.
What we have said about wax applies to the removal of insects or of
any foreign body which may become
lodged in the ear . Warm water is
as good as anything to destroy and
dislodge an insect, but the removal
of beads, beans and other such objects that children put in their ears
should be left to skillful hands.
I Continued trom page one)
I Mrs. Stella Peacock
Cam of All Kindt
I Phone  92L Comoa
ly have talked the matter over wi*.h
his partner, Hugh McGarvie, and
then if both had been satisfied that
they smelled smoke, reported same
to the officials. Mr. McGarvie in his
evidence claims he noted nothing unusual in thc conditions on that dny.
The area did hold possibilities of containing gas. even if gas was rarely
found or known in the mine under
normal conditions, a heated gob
would undoubtedly give off gases
which the area from the manner in
which it was stopped must act as a
reservoir for such product.
"It is therefore reasonable to ns-
mtme that the area did contain gas
und that it wow the ignition of this
gas that caused the explosion."
Mr. Graham discusses in an interesting manner the theory that gas
was ignited in the mine by the electrical discharges of a storm which
the district experienced simultaneously with the explosion. A severe
detonation was heard almost coincident with the mine disaster, but Mr.
Grnhom cannot accept the suggestion
that tthe detonation heard came
from the explosion. He remarks:
"The evidences contained in thc mine
do not bear out the theory that the
explosion was of such violence as to
nuke such a report, on the other
band, I believe it had nearly spent
itself before reaching the mine mouth
Therefore I attribute the detonation
cither to thunder or the lightning
bolt hitting on the mountain somewhere in the valley as it was seen to
do a few weeks afterwards. I cannot subscribe to the lightning direct
at the mine mouth, as in that event
such a discharge would have released millions of volts and would have
fused reals, pipes, electrical conductors and equipment. There is no evidence of fusing to bo found anywhere, or of even any derangement
oi* the electrical equipment, etc, etc.
He goes on to refer to the evidence
of Mrs. David Gilmour, who with her
family occupied a dwelling immediately adjninihg the upper portal of
the mine. On the eventful night Mra.
Gilmour was sitting on the porch of
her home and before the detonation
occurred found her arms covered with
a deposit of very fine coal dust. This
it is pointed out, indicated that the
explosion in the mine had taken place
previous to the lightning display,
"thc dust from the atmosphere being
the pioneering movepifnt of the reversal of the mine air current which
was followed by thc final cloud of
Canada's Best
made from
Silver Spring Brewery
Victoria, British Columbia
This advertisement ia not, published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by
the Government of B.C.
dust nnd debris." Mr. Graham reasons, therefore, that the cause of ignition has to be accounted for in the
mine and not from any outside phenomena.
Referring to the condition of the
mine as to ventilation, Mr. Grnhim
"It has already been stated in the
report that the fan was delivering
from 110,000 to .'15,000 cubic feet of
air per minute; this quantity was
adequate to ventilate the area. That
the mine normally did not make
much gas is amply illustrated by tbe
rise place off Xo. 15 level left, where
twelve nen attempted to seal themselves off. This place was driven to
the rise ou a pitch of 22-ft degrees,
and was up a distance of 200 feet
from No. 15 level and 110 feet above
the counter level . My visit was on
October 10 almost two months following the explosion and while ventilation had been restored in the mine
in general and u good current of air
was pnssing up the incline to the
counter level no effort had been made
to carry ventilation up the remaining
110 feet to the face which was a
blind end, The curtain erected by
the men on the night of the explosion
was still in place precluding any
chance of air circulating in this ciil-
de-sne, and here above any other
place in the mine one would have
expected and looked for an accumulation of gas. Examination failed
to even find a cap on tbe flame safety lamp, and a sample of air taken
by vacuum bottle on September 10
gave a laboratory analysis of 0.05
per cent of methane."
Dealing with the method adopted
by the Company in the opening up
of the conl field at Coalmont, Mr.
(iraham states:
"The plan indicates thut down to
No. 15 level, the mine had heen developed through one slope, with
single levels driven to right and left
off this slope at irregular distances
ranging from 100 to 200 feet, rather
than by the usual method of two or
more parallel slopes and levels. During development this method of opening must have entailed the erection
and use of much brattice to niuin-
1 p.:n adequate face ventilation until
such times as connections were made
by crosscuts or rises between thc
various levels. It is also to he noted
by tbe plan that the rises which connect such levels had purposely been
driven at irregular distances on the
separate levels so that they would nol
intersect the levels at the same point
and form a direct line wth the slope.
I cannot see that any advantage, economic oi' otherwise was to he gained by adoption of this method, on the
other hand il added much unecessary
length t») the return ali'-eourses nnd
friction to the ventilation coursing
these returns to reach the fan. than
would have been thc case had the
usual method of parallel slopes been
"I mention these uncommon features of the mine opening because
they huve given rise to an erroneous
impression that there was only one
means of entering and returning
from the mine, and that therefore
the mine did not comply with the requirements of Seetion 'JO of the Conl
Mines Regulation Act. Thc rises
between the various levels formed
on each side of the slope tbe means
uf ingress and egress required by the
Act, and apart from the difference in
distance to that of parallel slopes,
furnished separate means of reaching the surface from the Interior
mine workings.
"The development of a mine by
the single slope and single entry system is one that should not In- com-
i  GUipberlttn-d
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Jlleu.luiiarur, 'p| WIV-I    H.-a.»sis,M
*, Accomodation   Thc   Bet
. Uooni1* Steam  Urate]
!        W.   MERRIFIELD,   Prop.
A "thank you"
Somehow you tlwnyi
dread that "thank you"
period nfter ChrUtmat
when you have to tit down
and write thoie distant
friends and relatives who
remembered you. It isn't
that you're appreciative, but you just don't like
writing letters—and there's
to many: Uncle Jim ....
Aunt Mary . , . Bill . .
Jack . . . ! Why You'll be
writ inn    letters   all   year.
A good way to overcome
your difficulty is to express
your thanks over the longdistance telephone. You'll
be turprised at the speed
with which you can "visit"
those far-away dear ones,
and the sound of your voice
over the wire will mean far
more to them than any
written   words,
mended. In a gaseous field it would
be impossible as ventilation could not
be carried the necessary distances on
brattice until openings were established tor complete circulation.*- of
nir, nnd generally is not in keeping
with modern practice.
"The lignite field of the central
plateau of the province wherever it
has been opened, is very susceptibly
tit spontaneous combustion. The mine
ai Blakeburn had eight areas seale.l
off for fire, and some mines in the
Princeton field were abandoned because of mine Ores, all uf which were
fron spontaneous combustion.
•'The fires in the Blakeburn mini-
have so far been controlled and Isolated without any serious accident or
loss of life, but lire above all things
i« dreaded by the management of a
coal mine. Therefore a field subjeci
l'i spontaneous combUBtlon 'hould re
ceive special study in modes of
of planning and development, ti. por-
mit segregation of areas suspected of
tire with lhe greatest possible speed,
and wilh a minimum uf effort and
risk to those employed in such work
It is also desirable from a conservation viewpoint that the mini' In* su
planned that the fire can be controlled with a minimum of loss area. I do
not propose to suggest the method
as 1 believe that should be a matte-*
for the management in each instance
to determine, but il would appear admirable in such a field to adopt some
one of the many forms of pane! operation,"
It is recommended hy Mr. Graham
Ihat the "Coal Mines Regulation Act '
tie so amended that before commencing to mine coal in any urea,
owner, agent ur lessee shall submit to
tbe Chief Inspector a plan of the system whereby the area is proposed
to lie opened and worked and the
system should receive the written approval of tbe Chief Inspector before
mining operations are commenced,
anil no change shall be made in such
approved system without the written
consent of the Chief Inspector.
XVfilv *
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„  the I
Europe, South America, Australiu
and one point in .Africa (Ceuta, Morocco) can now be reached by telephone from any point in the province of British Coluumbia served by
the long-distance lines uf the B.C.
Telephone Company.
Until tliis new extension, the
transoceanic service was restricted to
Greater Vancouver.    In addition to
tin* transoceanic service, ship-to-shore
service, whereby local telephone sub-
scrlbers can talk with passengers on
ships on the Atlantic, is also now
available fur other points served by
the B. c. Telephone Company,
As a result, every telephone iu the
system of the B.C, Telephone Company and associated companies, in
southern British Columbia, from
Vancouver Island to the Rockies, is
now a pari uf a world telephone net-
work embracing 31,000,000 telephones. Twenty-eight countries are
thus interconnected.
Transoceanic calls for ull of British Columbia will be routed across
the United States to thc eastern coast
and then over thc ocean  by  radio.
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nr by a 11 j volt flash light cell.
Price .llle. Each
For Sale liy	
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks  Co.,  Ltd.
Plume 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
ALEX .MAXWELL. Proprietor.
Autos for lliri'.    Coul and Wood  Hauling given  very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
I'hum's I and til
Cumberland, B.C.
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
/J/.so Harness Repairs
Orders lefl at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th. 1930.
BU R T 0
The Tula.
Is your choice a line worsted? One you can proudly
wear any place, knowing there is no nicer cloth present,
or perhaps your fancy runs to tweeds, maybe this time
you are going back to your old favorite navy blue.
It doesn't matter, you will find several
patterns just around the style you
are looking for and if you are coming
in with au open mind, ready to be
shown what is new for spring, we will
bewilder you with the showing.
No limit to the patterns, the only
limit is the price you can not pay
ever $85.00.
Suits tailored-to-measure at three prices only:
$25.00    $35.00    $35.00
Nothing Over $35.00
The tailoring is just as wonderful as the cloths. Y'ou
want a snappy suit, a suit with the air of a thoroughbred, combined with absolute comfort. That means
you want a Burton.
Come in today and see what we have to offer, Come
expecting much, we will sho wyou more.
Sutherland's Dry Goods
'aMJ-M*** JBSBSeBSSBSBBg CT '!Jlg*aTOBEB3*«S«J0»r^^ {;'
Vancouver Prices
at Frelone's
It will be our aim during 1931 to sell you groceries at
Vancouver City prices. The more you huy in Cumberland the mure will our city prosper.
•       •       •
Frelone's Grocery
Telephone   122
Steelhead Season
Is Now Open
Our attention has been drawn tn
the fact that there is some misunderstanding ns to the open season for
steelhead in this district The portion ot .section 12 nt the Ashing regulations referring tn steelhead Is aa follows:
"Also no one shall llsh for, catch or
kill any steelhead trout In the streams
nf lhe East Coast of Vancouver Island
lying between Beachy Mend and Campbell River, inclusive, from March first
to December fifteenth In each year,
both days Inclusive
Our Interpretation oi this section Is
t hut  steelhead  may  be caught   I mm
sixteenth December to twenty-eighth
February, both days inclusive
According to the same regulations
other trout fishing in non-tidal waters
is closed from November 15th to the
last day of February, both days Inclusive, in other words, fishing for cutthroat, rainbow. Dully Vnrtlen. etc., hi
non-tidal water Is Illegal until tin* first
day of March,
Misses Mary McMillan and Kdiut
Watson who went down to Vancouver
with the High School basketball team
and remained to *i)end the vacation
with relatives returned last week end
Mr, and Mr.s. Jas Thoburn. Robert
.md Edna motored to Nnnaimo where
they spent the New Year holiday with
BUY NOW! ! !
at these Prices
, '       SUNKIST ORANGES, 3 DOfcEN FOR $1.00
i I      These specials will appeal to the thrifty housewife.      < |
Mumford's Grocery
Personal Mention
.Mrs. .lames Dick and young son
returned tu the city on Tuesday after
going over to Vancouver with Archie
Dick, who is continuing: his studies at
the University of British Columbia,
after spending Christmas and New
year holidays with his parents.
Cum her Und United Church
The .Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered at the morning service of the Cumberland United Church, Sunday. .January the
11th ut 11 o'clock,
Mensi's, William and Isaac High
motored from Cowichan hake on New
Year's Day to visit their brother
George, beting accompanied by Mr.
Wm. Hanson, of Voubou. The party
returned on Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. A. High motored
from Nanoose Hay on New Year's
Day to visit their son George, returning to their home on Saturday.
a     *      *
The Misses Claudia Harrison and
Josephine Freeburn und Messrs,
Walter Hariris and W. Mclntyre, of
Courtenay, motored over to Port Alberni for Xew Year, the guests of
Mr. Melntyre's parents,
.Mrs. Haslam. of Powell River, returned to her home on Wednesday,
after attending the twenty-fifth anniversary of her parents, Mr. and
.Mrs. \V. Mossey.
Mr. ami Mrs. M. Williams, Lake
Cumberland, were visitors to Nanaimo on Saturday, returning same day.
Miss Bowering, of the High School
returned to this city from a vacation
spent at Summerland, on Sunday.
.Mrs. F. Dallos, who has been the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Wilcock, returned to Powell River
on Friday,
Messrs, S. Mounce and V. Auchter-
lonie motored to Nanaimo on Sunday
returning same day,
Jack Hill, who is at present residing
In Nanaimo arrived to spend the holidays with his family here.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peters ol Vancouver returned to their home on Friday, having Ueen guests of the hitter's
mother. Mrs. J. Bennle. Sr., for a lew
•■     a     *
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Robertson, returned on Friday to Camp 3 after spending
Christmas and New Year with the
former's parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. L
Robertson and other relatives here.
Mrs. C. McDonald. Charles and Ales.
R. McNeil and Andrew Brown were
New Years day visitors to Campbellton.
R. Patterson ot Vancouver, a former
resident, was a visitor to the city last
week, renewing old-time friendships.
.1    -    *
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Rowan, of Port
Alberni, were visitors to Cumberland
during tbe week.
W. McLellan Sr.
Holds Family
Cumberland, Jan. 5.---A very happy
lamily re-union was held at the home
ot Mr. and Mrs. W. McLellan. Sr.. on
New Year's Day. the sons and daughters of the host and hostess with their
tnmihes coming home from various
parts of the Island and Vancouver.
Bert McLellan. youngest son ol the
family was the only member unable
to attend, he being at the present at
Drumheiler, Alta. Those present wer*'
Mr. and Mrs. W. McLellan. Jr. nnd
family and R. Brown and lamily ot
this city: Mr. and Mrs. ,f. BIgfcs and
family, of Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs. J,
Webber and family, of Bevan; Mr, and
Mrs. R. H. Benson and family of Vancouver.
Mr. L. Geidt, proprietor of the
Cumberland Motor Works, is out of
danger after undergoing an operation for appendicitis and is able to
receive visitors. Mr. (i. Geidt of
Courtenay is managing the business
until Ms brother has fully recuperated.
Mrs. M. Monks, of Happy Valley,
had the misfortune to slip on a wet
hoard v.t her home, sustaining a badly Bprained ankle. She is progressing favorably.
Mr. and Mrs. E .Kdwards, of West
Cumberland, returned after a Xmas
visit to Vancouver.
* *        *
A proposal has been made to form
gymnasium instruction classes to
take place twice a week. Those
%bhing to join please hand names
in at Athletic Club, where a meeting
will be held on Saturday evening.
Should sufficient names be submitted
to run these classes the committee
will appoint instructors at once.
Miss Langham, of Nanaimo, was
the week end guest of Mr, and Mrs.
,1, Devlin, Maryport avenue.
Miss P. Canon, home economics
teacher at the public school, arrived
in Cumberland on Saturday night
from Vancouver where she spent the
school vacation.
* *    *
Stephen Jackson returned on Saturday to Vancouver where he will
once again take up studies at the
Mr. Harry Devlin motored to Nanaimo on Sunday being accompanied
by the Misses Ethel and Violet Jones
who spent New Year the guests of
Mr. and Mrs, Devlin. Mr, Devlin returned tlie same day.
* *    *
Mrs. A. Patterson of Nanaimo si»nt
o few days here, lhe guest of Mrs. J.
»    *    »
Mr, aud Mrs. J. Strong, West Cumberland, spent the New Year holiday
and thc week-end with friends in Nanaimo and South Wellington.
f Parish of Cumberlnnd
KpiphHny I.
I lth
'   Matins.  11:00 a.m.; Evensong
'   7:00   |i.ni.,   the   Vicar;   Holy
1   Communion, K:00 a.m.
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DDD ior acne
and eczema
An aci iff fluid thai attacks disease
jfrins in Ihe skin. In harmony with
the thinry nt the greatest living skin
upccialUl II has had many brilliant
►uccewirs over skin disease.
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. Are You In
A Hole?
j,      If you're in something of H nine-hole—want to buy
something nifty for the family for lOlll—here's where
'      to get Radio Bargains,
in without doubt the new year's Greatest Radio Bargain
La H. Finch
Silver-Marshall Radio Dealer
I'hone 00 Cumberland, B.C. P. O. Box 73
f^af-AJIiW **a*Jb*a*m%aMt\A0**a*s*fij^
Mrs. J. h. Brown, of Maryport
avenue, entertained at her home on
Wednesday night in honor of Mrs.
Freaner, of Wilson Creek, who has
heen a visitor to Cumberland for the
£)R. J. W. SMATHERS. M.D.,
Ph.G, tells of amazing results produced by Sargon in
over ten thousand cases.
jmsi two or three weeks. The evening waa delightfully spent in music
with Douglas Baird entertaining the
guests in a lavish manner. The hostess served delectable refreshments
and those present included Mesdames
I'reaner, H. Coe. H. Schrader, W.
Herd, K. Baird, A. Maxwell, Sr., Miss
Horbury, Miss Jessie Baird nnd Mr,
Douglas Baird
■>   *   •*
A Correction
It wa? erroneously reported in our
issue last week that Mr. und Mrs.
lieovge High entertained un Xew
Vein's Kve. We are sorry for ihe
error made hy our correspondent
The turkey drawn for by the Cum-
berland branch of the Canadian Legion was won by Mr. Sandy Grey
with ticket No. 1.
"Am an ofTicial investigator for the
Sargon Laboratories, I have personally seen Sargon at work in many
thousands of eases in different parts
of this country, 1 have seen it win
victory after victory over stubborn
ailments of long standing that had
apparently defied all other medicines
and treatments,
"Based on recent discoveries by
.Medical Science, Saigon is accomplishing its remarkable results by
methods undreamed of only a few
years ago and may well be considered one of thc great outstanding
health-giving remedies of the age",
Snid by Lang's Drug & Book Store.
Mr. Dugald Campbell, representative of the Mergenthaler Linotype
Company was a business visitor to
the district on Wednesday.
George Brooks, of Nanaimo, was
a vi itor to Cumberland on Monday,
returning to the Huh City the same
Mr. and Mrs. pan McMillan, of Nanaimo and Mrs. P. Devlin, of Vancouver, who were called here owing to the
illness of their mother, Mrs. McMillan,
New Townsite have returned to their
homes. Mrs McMillan having taken a
turn for the better.
Mrs. Rees pvans, of San Francisco,
who with her children paid an extended visit to her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
A. Clark, left last week for her home.
Her brother Alex Clark accompanied
her to Vancouver, returning for a visit
to his parents here, before proceeding
to Port Alberni. where he now resides.
Mrs. J. Marsh, of Nanaimo, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs.
Jas. Stockand, West Cumberland.
* *    ♦
G. MacFarland, of Ashcroft, formerly ol the Government Office staff here,
visited friends over the New Year holiday.
Miss Dorothy Gordon returned on
Saturday to Victoria to resume her
studies after holidaying at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Gordon.
* •    *
Miss Rhoda Walton, who lias been
the guest of Miss Madge Bryan, left on
Saturday for her home in the capital
city. She was on Thursday evening
lust, finest of honor at a merry party
given by Mrs. H. Bryan at the Anglican hall when a number of former
fiiends were invited guests. Miss Rhoda and her parents having formerly
resided here.
* *    *
Mrs. W. Milligan returned to her
home In' Victoria on Saturday having
heen the guest of Iter mother, Mr.s. F.
Dallos for the Christmas and New
Year holidays.
GIVEN to the Electors of the City
of Cumherland thnt I require the presence of the electors at the City Hall
on the 12th day of January, 1931, at
twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose
of electing persons to represent them
in the Municipal Council aa Mayor,
Aldermen, four (4), Police Commissioner one (1), and School Trustees
three (3).
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:
The Candidates shall bo nominated
in writing; the writing shall be subscribed by two electors of the Municipality oa proposer and seconder,
and shall he delivered to the Returning Officer any time between the date
of this notice nnd two o'clock in the
afternoon of the day of nomination.
The said writing shall be in the
Form No. 5 in the schedule of the
"Municipal Elections Act" and shall
state the name, residence and occupation or description of each person
proposed in Bueh a manner as sufficiently to indentify such candidate,
and in the event of a Poll being necessary such Poll shall be opened on
the 16th day of January, 1931, at the
City Hall, between the hours of eight
o'clock in the forenoon until eight
o'clock in the afternoon, of which
each and every person is hereby required to take notice and govern
himself  accordingly.
The qualifications necessary for
Mayor are: must be of the full age
of twenty-one years and a British
subject, and have heen for the six
months next preceding thc dnte of
nomination the owner of lnnd and
Improvements within the City of value us assessed on the last assessment
role nf One Thousand D o 11 a r s
(SI.00(1.00) or more nnd above all
registered judgments and charges.
The qualifications necessary for
Aldermen, Polico Commissioner and
School Trustee are: must be of the
full age of twenty-one years, and a
British subject, nnd have heen for the
six months preceding the dnte of
nomination registered owner of land
nnd improvements within the City of
the value as assessed on the Inst assessment roll, of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or more nnd above all
judgments and charges.
Given under my hand at Cumherland. Province of British Columhia.
this 2 4 th dav of December A.D. 1930.
53-2 Returning Officer.
for Health
and Life
Modern  science  has  demonstrated that  a
sufficiency of vitamins is necessary for thc
health and growth of children and for the
vigor and iitness of adults.
PuretestCod LiverOil
is. (next to the sun), themost powerful source
of vitamins we know of. One pint of this
product is equivalent in vitamin content to
two hundred and fifty pounds of fresh dairy
butter, the next greatest source of vitamins.
Clinical evidence proves that infants put on
Cod Liver Oil treatment from birth usually
become strong and healthy children with
sturdy bone structures.
The high vitamin standard of Puretest Cod
Liver Oil is assured by scientific feeding tests.
Our new	
Rexall Emulsion
Cod Liver Oil
is now made with the same vitamin-tested oil,
and contains the bone building salts of calcium and sodium. It is easy to take and easy
to digest.
•      •      •
Lang's Drug Store
For After Holiday
Boys' Combinations     .59
Flannelette Sheets   2.25
Hem-Stitched Pillow Cases ,  1.00
Bed Spreads   2.95
Bath Towels 79
W. H. Anderson • Union Hotel
I'hone 15 Cumherland
A Private Income of
$100 a month for Life
—$100 A
—$100 A
...from age SS!
Just picture it.
At 55, while still well and vigorous, to
come into a private income (over and
above other revenues), guaranteed for
the rest of your life, of $100 a month.
You simply make yearly or half-yearly
deposits of an agreed amount for a
specified period, at the end of which you
begin toreceiveamonthly income for life.
That's only part of tha story.
If, meanwhile, through sickness or accident you should become totally disabled, you cease paying premiums and
receive $100 a month during such
disability. At age 55, the regular income of $100 a month, unimpaired,
comes into effect.
Look how your family Is protected.
Should you die at any time before
reaching 55, your family receives
This it but one example ot a variety ot plans which lho Sun Lift ot
Canada bat for every age, condition, and amount. Fill In and forward this form (which involves you in no obligation) and exact
figure* suited to your Individual need will be tent you.
Montreal, Canada.
Without obligation on my part please ■end full particular* of
your $100-a-month-for-life plan as outlined in your advertisement
(Nam** nf -mi*I>
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