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The Rescue
Cumberland Islander
At the Ilo-Ilo
This Week End
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With lvblrh Is consolidated the Comlierlund Sewn.
FOnTY-ElGHTH   YEAR—No.   32
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 1929
Hon. R. B. Bennett
Welcomed to District
(ll W,m;n<;h ACCEPTED
Tbe Cumberland Baseball team have
challenged tlie Cumberland cricket
team to a game of cricket, to be played on tbe "Y" ground ou Wednesday
next. Tlie -secretary of the cricket
club informs the Islander that the
challenge has been accepted, but thai
the game will have to be played on
Wednesday, August 21st instead of the
Mill. The cricketers also insist that
the buseballers do not play In spiked
The   Conservatives   of   the   Comox adtans a year had  left  this country
District tendered to the Hon. B. B.|-n the last seven years.
.  .    .       , ,, *.,   ^nnnAn i    With  magnetite   iron  deposits  clost,
Bennett, leader of the party in Canada, \      Com.tpmiy nnd wltn Ul0 COil* and
a  royal   welcome   on   his   arrival   in the limestone nearby  there could be]
Courtenay on Saturday.   Mr. Bennett] manufactured iron Tor use in Canada,j
drove over with his party from Port i but It was not easily to be done as long,
.   .    ,, .    „  „„ i as foreign iron and steel was allowed
Alberni in the forenoon and on ar- tQ ^ |n undpr fchfl ^^ ^   >
rival at the Riverside Hotel just after
12 o'clock he was received by the executive of the Comox association. After greetings had been extended to
Mr. Bennett, Mr. C. H. Dickie, M.P.
for Nanaimo, and Mr. D. B. Plunkett,
M.P. for Victoria, a procession was
formed and headed by Piper Stewart
ln Highland costume, they marched
to the Native Sons of Canada Hall
where a sumptuous lunch was spread
in the dining room.
Following the meal. Mr. J. N. McLeod, president of thc Central Association, extended a welcome in a few
words to the leader of the party. In
a most happy speech Mr. Bennett expressed his thanks for the kind reception on the part of the local Conservatives. It was, he said, in keeping
with the kindness accorded him at every place visited. He referred to the
presence of a number of former residents from the Maritime Provinces ln
the valley, including Dr. G.' K. MacNaughton, M.L.A. for the district, and
Mr. Robert Grant, a former member.
He was glad to see them taking their
part with the native-born in this
western province and those from the
Old Land and elsewhere, in building
up this delightful country on Vancouver Island.
Those members of the executive
present, in aditlon'to the quests, were
Mr. J. N. McLeod, president; Mayor
Theed Pearse. of Courtenay; Mrs.
Derbyshire, of Cumberland; Captain
J, Carey, of Royston; Mr. Heber
Cooke, of Courtenay; Mr. W. E. Anderson, Quathiaskl Cove; Mr. H. Loggie, Courtenay; Mr. Tom Hudson, Little River; Mr. Len Piket. Courtenay;
Mr. D. R. MacDonald, Courlenay;
Mr. A. M. Hilton, Royston; Mr. Wm.
Stewart, Courtenay; Mr. Wm. Duncan, Sandwick; Mr. A. J. Taylor. Cumberland; Mr. A. F. Watson, Cumberland; Mr. Robert Grant, Royston and
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton, M.L.A.
After luncheon the party left the
Hall and repaired to Lewis Park were
a  crowded   grandstand  was  awaiting
Dealing with the record of the Liberals on the subject of allowing the
dumping of frui a in Canada to the
ruination of the Canadian fruit
growers, he recalled the resolution introduced by Premier Tolmie while in
lhe House of Commons, in favor of an
anti-dumping regulation. But the
King government voted it down. Then
with respect to the neglect shown by
the Liberal government when thc Australian treaty was drafted, in omitting to aid thc trade with the Antipodes in Canadian lumber, Mr. Ben>
nett said he saw the government was
proposing to subsidize the carrying of
lumber to Australia. Had the government, at the time of passing the
treaty subsidized their intelligence, it
might not need to subsidize the carrying of lumber now.
"I am not asking any privilege for
Canadians in the fight for trade," he
said. "Canadians only ask that there
be no loading of the dice. The Conservatives, when they come to power,
are going to put on the statutes the
chance of a fair competition for Canadians against the world. We are going to get the buyers to come here
and buy the goods manufactured here.
The people of the British Empire
should form an economic unit and
.stand four-square to all the world."
Mr. Bennett closed his four days'
tour of Vancouver Island with this
meeting. Before leaving he expressed
his delight with the tour hc had been
privileged to make of Vancouver Island, having never been further than
Victoria before. The charming scen-
.*ry along thc routes travelled had Impressed him very much. At all his
meetings the keenest interest had been
manifested by all and he was verv
much pleased with the results.
No Blame Attached
To Anyone Finding
the distinguished visitor and after „,
short  programme  of  Scottish Dane- j (f14-    f /\f*finAl*'*&     Iiirir
ing and children's sports, the speakers v*     VUIUUCI  S    •JUiy
Union Bay Chinaman Interred
on Wednesday from Local
Funeral Parlors
took the stand which had been spe'
daily erected in a position in front of
the crowd where all could distinctly
hear and the speaking began.
After a few words of appreciation to
Mr. Bennet for his visit, Mr. J. N. McLeod who made a very efficient chairman, called upon Mayor Pearse who, in
extending a welcome to Mr. Bennett,
hoped to see him soon return as Prime
Minister. Dr. G. K. MacNaughton,
who had known Mr. Bennett as a
young law student in the Maritime
Provnnces, also welcomed him to the
Mr. D. B. Plunkett and Mr. C. H.
Dickie spoke very briefly in order to
allow the fullest time to Mr. Bennett,
Mr. Plunkett stating that in view of
the situation that prevailed in Canada
at present, there was need of a return
to the old protection policy of the
Conservative party.
The chairman then called upon the
Hon. Mr. Bennett, who was received
with prolonged  applause.
That a million and a quarter dollars
worth of Iron and steel orders going
to foreign countries daily was the
chief cause why it was difficult to establish steel works on the Paciflc
coast, stated the speaker. He touched
upon the fact that there were within
a short distance of the Comox Valley
large deposits of iron, while coal was
In the valley in abundance. That with
these resources so close together there
was no development along the line of
Iron and steel was to be deplored.
The reason for this was to be found
ln the policy that Canada was following. He then launched upon the advocacy of his policy to make a self-
dependent Canada, fostering her own
Industries and keeping as fnr as possible Canadian money. Canadian goods
and Canadian residents in the country.
But instead of this Canada bought
from the United Stales about twice as
Cumberland, Aug. G.—A coroner's
jury met tn the Cumberland Courthouse on Monday to inquire into the
death of Mah Fee, who died on Monday morning in the Cumberland General Hospital.
The evidence produced by witnesses
indicated that the deceased man was
an employee of the Canadian Collieries
tD.) Litd., and worked in the washery
at Union Bay. While at his labors he
endeavored to put a belt on a pulley
which was revolving, and his arm was
dragged into the machinery causing
a severe compound fracture of that
member and causing considerable
bruising and damage to the soft tissues and muscles.
He was taken to the Cumberland
Hospital and treated, and subsequently died on Monday morning from complications which set in.
The jury returned a verdict of death
due to complications following the injury, with no blame attached to any
After nearly five month:
other side of the Atlantic, Mr. Harry
Maynard, well known in Cumberland
and accompanied by his wife returned. They spent nearly two months
In London and the remainder of the
time in Devonshire, Mr. Maynard's
old homo. Mr. Maynard snid be bail
improved greatly in health through
bis  visit  to tlie old  laud  and  whilst
he had enjoyed himself Inuuen.soly,
much as the United states bought he was glad to be back on Vancouver
from Canada. Since January 1st. Cnn-j Island,
ada bought about $200,000,000 more
from the United States than she sold
to that country.
The genius of Sir Charles Tupper,
many years ago, had led to lhe displacing of foreign rails from the railway lines In Canada and the replacing
of them by Canadian-made ones, but
the present Go. crnment at Ottawa
wns of different type.
On the inadequacy of the tariff to
protect Canadian farmers against the
invasion from 'other countries, Mr.
Bennett advised his audience to ask
the Hon Mr. Motherwell, Minister of
Competition To
Be Staged At
Lake Shortly
A fair number of the members of
the Cumberland Rod and Gun club
were In attendance at the special
meeting held, at which Mayer Maxwell, president of the club was in
the chair. Tlie main business was the
considering of tbe trawling competition, for tbe trophy donated by the
Gibbs Stamping and Tool Works,
Vancouver. Thy competition will be
held on Lake Cumberland on Sunday
August 18th, In the vicinity of Quart/.
Creek, commencing at 10 a.m., finishing hour to be 3 p.m., when all fish
entered for the competition will be
weighed in at Quartz Creek, the starting point. The contest will be confined to members of the Rod and Gun
Club and only two men to a boat will
he allowed. It'was also the unanimous opinion of the meeting that row
boats only be used and that receiving
assistance from power or sail boats
will bar the contestant from tlie competition. The fish must be caught on
Glbb's tackle, and must be cleaned
before being weighed lu. Only one
line will be allowed to each boat.
Considerably discussion followed the
foregoing proposals but were finally
adopted liy the meeting. The rules
of the competition will be read to all
entering, before tbe start of the con-
test and all entries must find their
own transportation. A specU.l prize
to the value of $5.00 will be given tn
tlie puller in the winning boat and all
competitors must declare their positions on entering.
Owing to the absence of Mr. Richard Coe, who is on an extended holiday in California, it was necessary to
appoint a new treasurer, Mr. S. Gougli
being the choice of the meeting lo
act iu Mr. Coe's place.
A committee composed of Messrs.
L. Frelone, J. H. Cameron, J. Bono,
Joe Gordon, Pete Francioli and W.
McLellan, Jr. was appointed to make
tbe necessary arrangements for a
trap shooting competition to be held
in the near future.
Owing to the trail Into the little
lakes being in bad shape, the president and secretary were Instructed
to interview the 1°C&1 member ,Dr.
G. K. MacNaughton and enlist his
services in an endeavor to have the
trail put into    respectable condition.
Cumberland Boys
In Semifinals
At Olympiad
Boys Doing Well Is Report of
The Cumberland boys, George
Brown, Norman Hill are In tlie semi*
final of the 100 yards dash at the
High School Olympiad, tbe finals ot
wbich will be run off today (Friday).
Brown is also in the semi-final of the
220 yards. The relay team is also
lu the semi-finals of the mile and
half mile. Harold Conrad was defeated in the semi-final of the 440
yards after a very close and exciting
finish. » finish that brought the spectators in the stands to their feet. Ac-
coring to a wire received tliis morning from their manager, all tlie buys
are doing well and lu thc pink of
condition and confidently expect *n
give good accounts of themselves in
tbe semi-finals.
Generous Response
to Appeal for Funds
$157.50   Promised    For   High
School Athletes Competing at Olympiad
The committee formed of local
idents  to look after tbe  latere:
the   Cumberland   High   School
letes  competing at the Olympla
be held hi Vancouver this week
met with a generous response to
appeal   for   funds,   during   the
week    $157.50    was    promised
$151.50 actually collected.   A del
list of all subscribers to the fund
be published next week together
an   itemized   list   of   expenses,
athletes  left   on   Wednesday  mo
accompanied   liy   their   fcranler,
Harry   Waterfleld.
resit of
(I   to
Local Cricketers
Play Cowichan
The Cumberland cricketers journey
to Duncan this Saturday and engage tbe strong Cowlohan team in a
Saturday afternoon tilt. It Isnot quite
cortatt) yet who will travel and represent Cumberland, several of tin* I
Agriculture, when he came beforei 'i-Kiilar members of the team finding
them, If it were not true that the Can- it impossible to make the journey, It
adian tariff had reduced the tariffU, expoctetl that, iu the event of be-
since the war. ' , , ,, , , ,„ ,<
There were 101,000 fewer cows in,hlB *l""'t handed* the l°Cala !
Canada since butter was allowed to nn im>' Durnfl' the o]d Cumberland
come from New Zealand and displace player who lg now playing tor Na-
the Canadian product. At the same'naimo. The team will be picket! Croni
time New Zealand in that time was U)e following, one or two of these be-
increasing the number of her dalrv; , ■ ,.- ■ , ■ .,
cattle.                                           '   UBU*Mllg  doubtful   starters:   J.   L.   Hrown,
Tho glass industry-In Canada was' toftpt.), J. Idiens, P. V. Hall. [J. Ellis,
partially ruined by the glass from Bel-  B. O. Robathan L. II. Finch, II  ~
glum being allowed to come Into the
country under the treaties made with
foreign countries. When Canadian
goods were displaced by foreign goods
it meant that the people had to leave
Canada to find work and 100,000 Can-
lor. S. Gough, T. Carney, T. 11. Mumford, Billy Burns ami J. Vernon-
Jones. The latter, along with tlie
captain of the team, J. L. Brown, It
a doubtful starter.
Local Baseballers
M Win Two in a Row
Now at Head of the Twilight
Cubs Defeat ('ourtenaj
Cumberland Cubs handed Courtenny a 10-7 spanking in a snappy league
fixture Sunday at Lewis Park, Courtenay. Behind tlie fine pitching of
.Moyer and timely hitting, the visitors
tuok a four-run lead in the early innings »f tlie game and from then on
were masters of the situation. B.
Westfleld proved a tower of strength
for the Cubs, collecting 't safeties in
as many trips to the plate . He also
showed the ranchers a few points in
base running, stealing uo less than
five bases. Uiver pitched a good
game for the ranchers bul four costly
errors by his team males let him
The teams were as follows: Courtenay: McLeod, c; Laver, pi Plercy,
lb; Beard. 2b) McNeill, ss; Orr, 3b;
Roberts, If; Stevens, cf; Cook |rf.
Cumberland: H. Westdeld, OJ Moyer,
p; T. hoi, 2b; K. Dol. ss; Gibson, 8b;
Somerville. rf; Watson, cf; Clark, If.
Two Straight
The Cubs made it two straight tliis
week by Inking a 4-2 win from the
dock boys in a league game played
on ttu* Cubs' home ground Wednesday evening . Moyer took up thc
hurling for ttie borne boys and held
tbe visitors to five scattered tilts allowing one run In Hie second and
ono In the fourth innings. Geary
pitched good bull for tlie Bay boys,
holding the Cubs to two hits and one
run until the fifth stanza when three
singles and a long double to right
field by Stevenson enabled the Cubs
to run across three more markers to
close the scoring for the gnme. From
then on both teams dished up some
very snappy ball.
Short  score:
Cumherland    10 0 0 3 0 0 0 0—4
Union Bay   010100000—2
Next game will be played on Sunday, August llth, when Union Bay
aud the Cubs again play at Union Bay.
Sad Drowning
Fatality At
Boat Harbor
Three-Year-Old Tot Drifted Out
to Sea—Recovered Three
Hours Later Quite
A tragic boating accident occurred
at Boat Harbor about 7:30 Tuesday
evening which resulted in the death
by drowning of Mrs. Mines, Island
Park, Burnaby, an eight-year-old boy
named Cummingj, and another child
Mrs. Mines has been staying with
Mr. and Mrs. Cumings of Boat Harbor. Mr. Cummlngs is employed ar
a watchman at Boat Harbor, ami Mrs.
Mines is his sister.
Tuesday evening, according to the
police story, Mr. Cummlngs and several others who are slaying at Boat
Harbor decided to come into town.
This left only Mrs. Mines and Mrs.
Cummings and three children at
home. Mrs. Mines, with three children, including tlie eight-year-old
Cummings boy, hoarded a row boat
and was paddling around close to
shore, Somehow or other the boat
got into a current, its occupants go' '
excited, with tlie result that it cap-
slued, and ail four were thrown Into
tlie  water.
Mrs. Mines iu some way managed
lo right ttie boat, or perhaps it had
never completely overturned. At all
events she succeeded in hoisting a
three-year-old tot back into the boat,
and then exhausted hy her struggles
sank beneath the waers.
In the meantime the Cummlngs boy
nnd Ihe second child whose name is
unknown bad also disappeared and
sunk to their death.
The boat drifted out to sen with Its
small occupant, tint was recovered
three hours later, with tbe child
qulte snfe.
At   a  meeting  held  by  tlie  Bakers
of the Comox  District it was decided
to   raise   the  price   of   bread   to  ten
cents per loaf or eleven for a dollar,
starling  Monday,  August  the  12th.
Miss Rene Bonora, a Cumberland
girl employed at a laundry in Nanaimo Buffered a badly bruised arm this
week when caught by an electric
washing machine. Whilst the muscles of Miss Bonora's arm wer^ torn
and badly bruised, the bone fortunately was not damaged. The injured
girl arrived at her home in Cuiliberland on Wednesday, where Bhe is
resting ea-sily.
Mother and Daughter
Lose Their Lives at
Campbell  River
Sad Ending Results from Trip
to River; Victims Are
Vancouver People
Pooley Denies That
He Is In Pay Of
Liquor People
Victoria, Aug. 7.—Hon. H. H. Pooley, Attorney-General, met a report
which lie had encountered to tbe effect that he was in ttie pay of tlie
liquor people witli a most emphatic
deninl uttered from the platform of
the Esquimau Conservative picnic
this afternoon. I have been trying
to put my linger on those who were
responsible for aucha statement ,aud
when I do discover them I will make
them sorry far uttering such a statement, said Mr. Pooley. Other speakers were C. II. Dickie, M.P.. II. I).
Twigg, M.P.P.. with a few remarks
from the President of the Association.
Reeve James Kllrick,
On Thursday morning a tatn
drowning accident took place I
Campbell River, about three-quarter
of a   mile  down  tlie  river  from   th
Forbes Land!
Warren    H.
Thelma Mary of Vancouver
lg Motel, in which Mrs
Parker and daughter
e tht
Tyees Being Caught
At Campbell River
And Comox Harbor
The big llsh have started and many
noted anglers from different parts of
the continent are now either at Comox Harbor or Campbell River or on
their way there, The season promises to be a reul good one and has
started a little earlier than usual.
The Willows Hotel at Campbell
River is full of guests and many are
pitching tents close to the famous
fishing grounds. Elk Hotel at Comox is also the rendezvous for many
anglers this year. Mr. Eriekson ,a
well known resident of the district
lauded a fifteen pounder at the harbor this week and Is very confident
of a successful  season.
It appears thai Mrs. Parker and
her two daughters. Thelma. eight and
one-half years old and another younger child, only four, had come to
Forbes Landing Friday of last week
to spend a short holiday and visit
their father who is engaged as a
steam shovel operator wilii ttie Campbell River Timber Company. On
Thursday tlie three had packed .i
lunch and started down tlie river by
a narrow path and had reached a
spot about three-quarters of o. mile
below ttie Hotel where the path winds
around a deep tittle pool with rocky
edges, here it is presumed that the
eight and one-half-year-old child
Thelma must have slipped In and the
mother Immediately went in after her
and as neither of them could swim
they must have been carried out of
their depth by the curreni of the
river and drowned. The four-year-old
child stayed around for awhile and
then unable to make oul the non-appearance of tier mother and sister
wandered back to Ilie hotel and said
thai liar mother and sister had gone
in the water and not come come back.
Search was Immediately made bul the
bodies were not recovered until tlie
following morning when the two bodies were found close together noL far
from the pool where It is presumed
they met their death.
An inquiry was held at Campbell
River at which accidental drowning
was found to In- ihe c;nise. Tlie bodies
were shipped in Vancouver today
where the funeral will he conducted.
Bride-To-Be Is
Honored by Friends
Tlie hotm Of Mrs. S. Hatfield. West
Cumberland was on Monday evening
■!i>' ■' ■ ne nf ;i very pretty anl largely
attended shower in honor of one of
the summer bride*. Miss Mary Jackson. Mrs. Jack Williams and Mrs. S.
Davis were co-hostesses witli Mrs.
Hatfield. A color scheme of pink and
blue was most effectively used
throughout tho rooms, the supper
tald,. being especially attractive with
pink aud blue streamers leading to
Its corners from a large white wed-
Mr. Pete Penoziue, a Cumberland
man. cranked liis car whilst in reverse gear, ihe car shooting back
from thc curb and colliding With another car, sending the latter through
the plate glass window of the Courtenay Furniture Store. Luckily no
one was injured and neither car damaged.
ding bet] suspended
deller, while ttie cat
huge bouquet of
mscs and gypsophll
and many amusing
Vancouver Man
Lost off Launch
Near Savory Island
Body Recovered by Mr. .1. Mitchell of Courtenay Whilst
Word has Just been 1
Mr .1. F. A. Thomson c
Apts., Quebec end ml,
couver, la thc victim or
eelved Hun
trct.i.  Van-
i drowning
Successful Tea
For Review No. 17
A very successful lea lu aid of tlie
Ueview funds was held at the homo
of President, Mrs. Sam Davis by Review No. 17. W.B.A. this week. Card
winners were first, Mrs. W. Davies;
second, Mrs. Herd; Consolation. Mrs.
V. Frelone. A guessing contest was
also held ,lhe winner being Mra. Dell.
A large mysterious parcel, donated
by Mrs. Whitehouse was raffled which
was drawn hy Master Gilbert Davis.
On being opened Ibis was found to
contain ready cooked chicken dinner
with all the trimmings.
Quite a nice sum of money was
handed to the treasurer, Mrs. Covert
as a result of the tea and it Is the
intention of the members to hold a
series of these teas, the next to be
held at the home of Mrs. C. Walker,
on   Wednesday,  August tho  14th,
accldcni from a launch in the vicinity
between Cortez and Savory Islands
it appears that Mr. Thomson along
with Mr. II. C. X. Mi Kim and a small
boy all of Vancouver were cruising
around the Islands In thai locality iu
a Vancouver launch ,Mt. Thomson
had just been relieved at Ihe wheel bj
Mr. McKIm aud bad gone aft; shortly
afierwiirds lhe boy asked Mr. MeKim
where tlie oilier member of the party
was and as tie could not Nnd hint a
search was made and as Mr. Thomson could not he found on tlie launch
tlie boat was put about and went
over ttie course it had Just taken, bill
no trace of the missing man could In1
found. Tlie case was Immediately reported to Constable c. A. Button, ol
Powell Itiver, who went out aud darted drugging operations, in tin* meantime Mr. John Mitchell of Courlenay
who was out trotting in ttie vicinity
•>f Mitilcuatch island noticed an ob-
| joct in ttie water which tic took to
I he a dead seal but upon closer ob-
j servalion he found it to he a body
floating face dowr.. lie immediately
set in to Campbell River and upon Investigation the body was found to bo
that of Mr. Thomson. An inquiry was
held and verdict of accidental death
from drowning was given nnd the
body shipped lo Vancouver for the
At the Utile of going to press no
further details cun be had of the lab
Mr. Thomson, oilier than that he was
a Mason and a member of the Victoria   Lodge  Xo.   1,   A.F. &  A.M.
News tin sheen received from Mr
Carey, of Royslon, who is holiday!.
in  England,  thai   she  will   attend
holiday course on muBlc tor teacha
and lecturers.   Some very promlneni
professor.-,   ar,.   connected    with    tliis i
school   Including   Mr.   Stewart   Mar- !
Phorson, F.K.A.M., professor and lee- I
turer of the Royal Academy ol Mus- !
le;  Dr. alter Carroll, musical advls- ]
of to the Manchester Education Committee and  Miss  Hilda Collh .  prln
elpnl of the Matthay School of Piano
Technique, Manchester.
Grantham Farmer
Very Badly Hurt
Mr. James Smith. Orantham, mel
with u wry i .'nous acctdenl on Wednesday morning while loading hay Into
his barn. He was going lo the top oi
tho bam to fi* the rope on the hay
carrier when ttie rung of ttie ladder
broke and lie was precipitated lo the
floor, falling some twenty-one feet and
landing on the wagon tongui Dr.
McKee was called und found Mr, Smith
had sustained a broken arm and two
or three broken ribs, besides internal
Injuries, The injured man was taken
in the ambulanci to 8t, Joseph's Hospital. Inquiries tins morning elicit
the information that Mr. Smith is
resting as well as can be expected.
Organized by Messrs. T. D. Smith
and T,  Baker, a party ol  neighbors |
made a haying bee and with sis teams
of horses have been busy all day helping their distressed neighbor In getting
in his hay. These are Messrs. John
Crockett, Evans, Glen Smythe, Harry
Gurney, Malcolm Ross. John Blackburn. Harold Baker, Joe Beech, F. II.
Janes. J. Barr and J. Avent. Mrs.
Baker Is assisting In the preparation ol I
lunch and a two gallon can oi Ice |
Cream was taken out from the Creamery. It is expected a similar bee will
be organized to-morrow and all Mr.
Smith's hay gathered In,
from Uie chan-
tre pieces was a
pink sweetheart
i. Cards, games
stunts were ar-
r the entertainment of the
guest.- while the latest music was
heard over the radio. Prize-winners
were: cards, 1st. Mrs. Littler; 2nd,
Mrs. James; consolation. Mrs. Slaughter; gent's 1st. Mrs. Bell and consolation Mrs. w. Jackson. Guessing contest. Ilrs. Hobbs. Dainty refreshments were served after which the
Misses Violet and Olive Robertson
and Kitty Jackson prettily attired in
pink and blue brought into the room
an array of lovely gifts, which thc
guest of honor was asked to accept
wilti the good wisties of tier numerous
friends. Miss Jackson thanked all
in a neat reply. Gifts included three
handsome chairs, a reversible floor
rug and a dinner set of English ware
being contained in a cleverly designed canoe decorated in tlie prevailing
color scheme with iiuge bows. During
the evening no end or fun waa caused
by a burlesque wedding which culminated in ttie kidnapping of the
fickle bride hy ;i jilted suitor and, as
if tu mend matters, the spiriting away
oi the groom hy the bridesmaid. The
caste included: bride, Mrs. II. Jackson; groom. Mrs. S. Robertson;
bridesmaid, Mrs. S. Davis; hest man,
Mr.s. Hell; parson, Mrs. Covert; jilted
suitor, Mr.s. Jos. Monks.
Complimenting Mr. Campbell Morgan, a membi r of one of its old-time
families, who will soon join tlie ranks
of (lie benedicts and Miss Mary Jackson, his bride-to-be, residents of Hap-
p> Valley turned out iu large numbers on Wednesday night to lender
them a miscellaneous shower, held
at the home of Mr. ami Mrs. W. Dav-'
les. M tny friends of the young couple
from Cumberland were also present.
Musi", community singing and dancing nnd" a merry evening pass all
too quickly. The spacious verandah,
overlooking ttie valley was invitingly
arranged for slltlng-out, and hero
ten tables nt carda were iu play, pri/.o
winners being: ladies' llrst, Mrs. R.
Toman; second, Mrs. A. Wain; consolation, .Mi's. W. Cray: gent's first,
Mrs. M. Piercy (sub.); second. Mrs.
Sam Davis i uh.i; consolation, Mr.
Stewart Hutton,
The Min to the bride-to-be and
Mr. Morgan were presented iu a wagon preli ilj it< c(,taied with Bweet-
heurt roses and greenery and were
brbugli In tiy tbe little Misses Irene
.Morgan ami Evelyn Davies, while
Mr \ Croy, Sr. made a speech in
happj vein, the recipients making
pleasing   reply,
A splendid and «• it assorted array
of ni'. were opened up including a
"■': ot i omunity  Plate, with
tray, presented bj J; !a lies of Happj v.,IM
During tlie i coning, delicious and
a bund a it l reft InnentB, v. ith over acceptable ii e crr.no. were served by
iii i .di.    oj the Valley.
Mrs,   It    Paikin on   was  tbe  bost-
oss ai a smart gathering last week
end in honor of Mrs. W. Prior, who l-i
leaving lho • Itj ihot tiy to make her
homo in North Vancouver. Three
tables of bridge wen* In play, prize.*
being awraded to first, Mrs, Devlin,
second, Mrs. Wain, witli a consolation
being awarded to Mrs. J. J. Pottar.
Durl ;   the ''vning. Mrs. Parkinson,
mu   hi i   a   few   friends  of  Min.
Prior aski tl ■■.< /ii*',i nt honor to oc-
11 pi mall token of tlie good wishes
and frienshlp w lilch they held for
bor, pt i enl ■ :- to her a silver cake
dish. Mrs, Prior made suitable reply
and waa presented with an enlarged
snap of ber young son. Hobby. Those
pre enl Included Mesdames, Hudson,
Devlin, S. Camoron, J. H, Cameron,
K. Hrown, .1 .1 Potter, dear, Quinn,
Barber, Clarke ami  Prior.
The Cumberland Islander
FOLLOWING is lhe creed of Elbert Hubbard.
Mr, Hubbard was one of the most successful
of printers and publishers some fifteen or
twenty years ago, and this credo published in hi.s
magazine The Fra, of August 1912, is well worth
studying today:
"I believe in myself.
"I believe in Ihe goods 1 sell.
"1 believe in the linn for whom I work.
"1 believe in my colleagues and helpers.
"1 believe in American Business Methods.
"I believe in tlie efficacy of printers' ink.
"1 believe in producers, creators, manufacturers, distributors, and in all industrial workers of
the world who have a job and hold it down.
"1 believe that truth isan assett.
"1 believe in good cheer and in good health; and I
recognize the fact that the first requisite in suc
cess is not to achieve the dollar but to confer a
benefit, and that the reward will come automatically and usually asa matter of course.
"I believe in sunshine, fresh air, spinach, applesauce, laughterf, buttermilk, babies, bombazine
and chiffon, always remembering that the greatest word in the English language is 'Sufficiency'.
"I believe that when I make a sale 1 must make
a friend.
"And I believe that when I part with a man
I must do it in such a way that when he sees me
again he will be glad—and so will 1.
"I believe in the hands that work, in the brains
that think, and in the hearts that love,
"Amen, and Amen!"
THE female deer never abandons her fawn. She
leaves it to feed, but always comes back to
it. The fragile little creatures that sympathetic nature lovers sometimes find in their rambles through the woods are neither lost, starved
nor neglected. There is a mother deer not far
away that knows exactly where she left her
young and it is only a question of time when she
will come back to it. The chances of the fawn's
living under the care of its mother are very much
better than if you took it home and attempted to
raise it on a bottle.
The editor ami chief editorial wri'er
of the Cleveland IVeas are under
sentence to servo '•'■ days in jail and
pay lines »f $600 each for contempt
of court for having criticized a Cleveland Judge, The Judge hnd issued an
injunction restraining thc sheriff
from interfering with tlie operation of
tho "contribution" system of betting
"if the same be not violation of thc
law." The editorial which formed the
basis for the contempt charge described Hie injunction as cither monstrous or ridiculous and hinted that
the Judge waa being deceived or Influenced liy racetrack Interests.
The Judge defends his citation of
these newspaperen for contempt on
tlie ground thai tlie court has Inherent power to determine what aetions
are punishable as contempl of court.
Tlie case is in some respects parallel to tbe Shumaker case in Indiana,
where tlie state superintendent of the
Anti-saloon League was punished1 for
contempt for having expressed an unfavorable opinion of certain judges
and where it was held that the governor's pardoning power did not extend to sucha  ease.
The action for contempt of court
grew out of tin* necessity of giving
tiie courts a weapon with which to
protect the dignity of their own proceedings nnd a Banction by which to
iilly issued   writs.
a man rises in t no
its the judge a liar,
to punishment ror
enforce* their law
If, for example,
court room and c;
he is pretty llabh
If the court orders n witness to
answer n question and the wltnesa
refuses, he is equally liable.
If a person to whom a judicial order, such as an Injunction or a mandamus, lg directed refuses to comply
with the order, he can properly be
hold to be in contempt of court.
Bul for judgeB to use this Instrument as a means of silencing criticism of their actions outside of tlie
courtroom liy the press or the public
is itself both monsOtrous and ridiculous, I
ought to see it now.
Uut that portion of the press, which
is deeply Implicated with the racing
interests will doubtless not care to
speak out very boldly on their own
behalf even now. But the thing is an
outrage, none the less.
11 is the assumption of a tyrannical
power wholly foreign to American
law and government. It is contempt
of tlie constiution and the bill of
rights, andthat is something a good
deal more serious than contempt of
—Christian   Century.
Nanaralo, Aug. 7. A party of Eastern delegates to the convention of the
Canadian Fisheries Association, held
recently at Prince Rupert, arrived In
Nanaimo at noon yesterday and paid
a visit to the local Pacific biological
station, which is situated at Departure Bay, about three miles from Nanaimo.
The following were among the
party; Mr. T. J, O'Connor, -Montreal,
Immediate past president, and Mrs.
(/Connor; .Mr. K. W. Gould. Montreal
Secretary-Treasurer ,Mir, W. Clayton,
Ht. Johns. Newfoundland; .Mr. H.
Paisley. Fisheries Branch Ottawa;
Mr. V, A. Jolicoeur, Montreal; Captain F. W. Wallace, editor Canadian
Fisherman, G&rdenvale, Que.; Mr. G.
W. Shanty., Manitoba Cold Storage,
Winnipeg; Mr. and Mrs. C. Sinitlien,
Winnipeg; Miss Booke, Mr. W. H.
Cllmle and Mr. J, T. O'Connor, Jr.
Later the party left by stage for
Victoria, where they were the guest;
of Hon. S. I.. Howe at dinner.
. There were a nice number of entries
' in thc classes arranged by the Horti
| cultural Branch of the Comox Agricultural Society, During the after
Hon. W. H. Motherwell. Dominion
Minister of Agriculture, had consented
to open the August flower show here
on August 14. The prize winners arc
as follows: Gladioli, 1, Mrs. M. G. Fairbairn, of Comox; 2. Mrs. A. Kerton.
of Courtenay. Dahlias. 1, Mrs. R.
Young; 2, Mr. C. W. Leedam. Carnations, 1, Mrs. Theed Pearse; 2, Mr.
Theed Pearse, Vase of sweet peas, 1,
Mrs. Ray Dawson; 2, "Ir. Charles
Simms, of Royston. Bowl of Roses, 1
Charles Simms; 2. Mr. Thomas Stewart, Comox. Bowl of annuals, 1, Mrs
Fairbairn; 2, Mrs. Ray Dawson. Bowl
of perennnlals, I.-Mr. Leedam; 2, Mr.
T. Stewart.
in Irish fireman, rescuing a woman
... a blaze, lost liis hold near the bottom of the ladder and landed heavily
ii the woman on top of him. A
uuOtor hastily summoned pronounced
Pal   sound, though  badly  bruised.
"Vou are a brave gentleman." said
the doctor.
"Brave, maybe, but no gentleman,"
returned Pat, rubbing his injuries,
1 ir I'd a-let the lady go first."
The wet press glad to see any indignity put upon an Anti-saloon official took ilie Shumaker case as rather tt good Joke on 'l|t; drys and missed
an opportunity to speak a strong
word in defense of their own liberties.
Perhaps they did not see that their
own   liberties   were   involved.    They
Flower Show
at Mrs. Dawson's
Well Attended
The garden flower show in Mrs. Ray
Dawson's beautiful garden was well
attended on Wednesday of last week.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Fishermen's Floats, Prince
Rupert, B.C.." will he received until
VI o'clock noon (daylight Mtvlniri,
Wednesday, September 7, UfJI). tor the
construction of Fishermen's Floats,
ai   Prince   Rupert.   B.C.
Plans und form of contract can be
seen and specification nnd forms uf
tender obtained at thin Department,
at the offices of lhe District Engineer. Post Office Building. Victoria.
B.C.; The Building and Construction
Industries Exchange. 015 Wcsi Hastings Street, Vancouver. B.C.. and Victoria Builders F.xcbange. 2509 Prior
Street, Victoria. B.C.. also at the Po-u
Office. Prince Itupert. B.C.
Tenders will not he considered unless made (,n printed forms supplied
by ihe Department and in accordance
with conditions obtained therein.
Each tender must he accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to the order of the
.Minister of Public Works, equal to
lu per cent of the amount of the tender. Bonds of the Dominion of Canada or bonds of the Canadian National Railway Company will also be
accepted as security, or bonds and a
cheque if required to make up an odd
NOTE.—Blue prints can be obtained at this Department by depositing
an accepted cheque for the sum of
SI0.00, payable to the order of the i
Minister of Public Works, which will]
be returned if the intending bidder |
submit a regular bid.
By order
S.   E.  O'BRIEN,
Department of Public  Works,
Ottawa. Julv 31,  1929 32-33
Telephone Co.
Installed In
New Building
Campbell River. Aug. 6.—Marking
another milestone in the extension of:
telephonic communication in Camp-
bell River district, the British Colum-
bla Telephone Company hist Wednes-,
day, July 31st. began doing business!
from their new exohange in a modern-
ly built and equipped building on the j
Campbellton Road, just west of the
residence ot Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Thulin. For four months the build
ing was under construction, and. com
pleted, it is a credit to those who plan
ned it and to the men who did the
labor on it, Ii was built, primarily to
house a new department, more or less
in an experimental stage, that it is
hoped will give points beyond the land
lines of the company direct communication with oilier places through the
means ot radiophones. Last year experiments in which the Forest Service
co-operated, wire carried out. It was
only after these tests had bcen proven
successful that the installation of a
plant was decided upon.
On Wednesday afternoon, In the
presence of Mr. Leo. Greig, district
manager, nnd Mr. N. McLean, of the
Engineering Depart ment. Vancouver,
the cut over was made in twenty minutes, the actual work being carried
out by Mr. J. W. Hough, local supervisor, assisted by Mr. J. Young and
Mr. Albert Bridges, all of whom have
given their employers that which thc
company desires to give their patrons.
faithful service.
Miss J. Boffey, of Cumberland, has
been transferred from the Cumberland
exchange and is now agent at Campbell River. Miss E. Adlent has also
joined the Campbell River exchange,
coming from tlie Victoria oflice. Mrs.
D. Robertson will be night operator
and there will be one relief operator
in training.
About live years ago the B. C. Telephone Company entered Campbell
River, installing a switchboard in the
offlce of the Willows Hotel, The new
plant is an evidence ol faith ln the
district and will no doubt be the means
of assisting greatly in the Industrial
development  of Campbell River.
Summer Steamship Service fram
Alaska sailings every Monday S.io
p.m. via Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert, Anyox and Stewart
sailings every Wednesday and Saturday ut S.00 p.m.
Weekly sailings to Queen Charlotte
Hot weather
hard on
During the week of July 28,
hot weather was responsible
for 19 cases of trouble on the
long-distance lines of (he B.C.
Telephone Company, putting
various olrcuitq out of order
for periods ranging from live
minutes tn one and one-half
Just as cold weather causes
a contraction of copper toll
lines, hot weather causes them
to expand, and, although telephone men keep a careful
lookout for trouble of this
kind, an unexpected sag hi a
line during the summer season will frequently cause
wires to come in Contact
waii each oilier.
An Indian grave discovered liy accident by Canadian Pacific employees
at work near Brooks, Alberta. Inst
May, is considered by experts to he
between 300 and inn years old. It is
'bought the grave was originally I
above the ground tint lhe passage of
centuries bad burled tlie grave below i
the soil. An irrigation ditch was be-j
ing constructed when the grave was
discovered. i
nurse i|oui^
Write Thc Borden Co., Limited, Dept.
B 40, Homer Arcade Building, Vancouver, B.C.,for two Biiby Welfare Books.
Dyers and Pry Cleaners
Special family laundry rata.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will re
celvQ prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland  150
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
Ma gives
the children
ft? *^ **'-
Comox Jersey Ice Cream
"Because it is so rich in pure Cream." But the children
are more interested in the cold, smooth, tastiness of
Jersey Ice Cream and so will you be once you sit down
to enjoy this wonderful treat.
 * * *	
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
The Dairy
1 Can Bartlet Pears
1  Can Sliced  Pineapples
1 Can Coined Beef
1 Can Green I'cas
I Can Yellow Corn
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dui>3uuir Ave.
Opposite  llo-llo Theatre
Phone 98
2 packets Lux  25c
Any kind of Jam, 1 lb. tin   (iflc
Crisco, Is, each  30c
Best Loose Tea, per lb.  55c
Best Ground Coffee, per lb...50c
Phone 98
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay      ■       Phone  153
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone H5R or 24
L11 in mm i.i I
Kt-asonahlu |
llmiuis Sh-ntii  Heated
Summer Train Service
'•Confederation" leaves Vancouver
10,31) a.m. daily tor Kamloops, Jasper,
Edmonton, Saskatoon. Regina, Brandon Winnipeg) und Toronto making
close connections for all Ontario ami
Southern points.
"Continental Limited' leaves Vancouver 9..ri0 p.m. Daily for Kamloops,
Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, making close
connection for Maritime and United
States points. This train carries
through standard sleeper to Chicago
via Duluth and also through standard
steeper to Kelowna via Armstrong and
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Barher &. Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 60c
Rose Beauty Shoppe
Over liank of Montreal (Beckie and Minnie)
A Skilled Operator    fj
will be at {}
Spooner's Barber Shop g
commencing 3
Monday, August 19th. J{
Appointments cun be mnde with
Phone 1(MF Cumberland P. 0. Box 42
Latest Le Mur System
Everybody decries the frequency
of the Forest Fire —- even the
people who cause them. Too
much time is spent in bewailing
the effect, not enough in analysing the cause. PLAIN CARELESSNESS was the cause of
Eighty Per Cent, of our Fire
Losses last year.
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Daily from VANCOUVER to TORONT01
THF. splendid appointments
afford luxurious relaxation.
Serving all thc principal cities
on thc prairies, this last word in
modern rail express fulfills every
desire for speed and comfort
Through Ihe
Fraser Canyon
in daylight.
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Fiirtliw Information from E. Vt. Blckle, telephone M, Cumberland, B.C, or
writ* C. F. Enrle, District Pns«»n»er Agent, Victoria, B.C. FBIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 1929
IGHT now . . , al your nearest
dealer's . . . you may see und hear
'ihe L930 Models. You will be
surprised at the life-like, clear
tone-values, the easier selectivity,
the greater coverage. Count on
rzciliii£ ono soon.
Distributors for Hritish Columbia:
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Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to tbe Canadian Medical
Association, 184 College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
What Happens?
The need and value of a properly
staffed health department with an ad-
equate budget have been referred to
on many occasions. It lias also been
pointed out that, through the organization of County or Rural Health
Units ,the whole Dominion could secure the same high type of health
service as now provided for tlie residents of the larger cities.
Jusi whal this means la clearly
shown by Uie experience of t:ie City
of Toronto lu Tuberculosis. In the
year 1018, out of every 1U0.UXI per-
Bona in that city, over 100 tiled of
Tuberculosis, whereas in 1028, tho
number was 64. Ill other words, the
actual number of deaths in 1628 waa
Inn half of what, it would have been
if tlle same conditions as existed ten
years previously had persisted. Thitf
represents the avoiding of appt'oxlhf-
ntely 300 deaths In a single year from
one disease.
Results such as this can be secured all over Canada. They aro
not arrived at by chance, but are the
direct result o a tremendous effort,
carried ulong on proper lines and
consistently maintained year after
year, Such results represent the expenditure of considerable sums of
money. This actual expenditure, how-
would have been  necessary to spend
on (he care of cases in attempting to
cure them if their occurrence had not
been prevented. Add to the cost of
sickness, the value of human life, the
broken homes, ttie children left fatherless or motherless, and it is plain
to be seen that the investment in
health work pays a very real dividend
in money and human happiness.
Those communitiees which have
not as yet a proper health departmen*
those rural areas which are not as
yet being served by full-time health
units, should ask themselves it they
can afford to miss what others now
enjoy. Each individual should remember that personal and family
protection against disease rests
largely upon living under the supervision of an efficient health department.
Professor Charles Smith, son of Mrs.
R. Smith. Little River, now professor
in the Junior College. Lacombe, Alberta, paid n flying visit to the Valley.
calling on his old friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas  Pearse.
»    •    a
Mrs, West wood, from Vancouver.
who has been  visiting with Mrs. B.
Mr, Allan Ray has as his guest Messrs. Charles and Wm.  Fraser. oi  Vic-
Miss Elsie Haggart is spending a
few days in Vancouver.
Mr. aud Mrs. Thos. Lyle, of Vancouver, were visitors in town on Wednesday.
R. J. Smith  returned  to her
Pearse, returned to that city on Thurs- home   in   Victoria   on   Sunday   after
day morning. [spending a short vacation in town.
Birthday Party
Cumberland. Aug, 6.—On' Monday
evening tho home of Mrs. Katie Weir
was the scene of a very jolly party
given in honor of the birthdays of Miss
Katherlne Hill and Master Frankie
The evening was spent in playing
games. Mrs. J. Bond and Mrs. J. Hill
assisted Mrs. Weir with tlie serving of
| refreshments. The table was decorated with pink and red roses and on it
'were placed tlie two birthday cakes.
J Those present included: Bobby., Ed-
; die and Frankie weir, Una and Norma
Cavellero. Violet and Charlie Scavarda,
j Reno and Freddie Bono, Rosie Marocchi, Thelma. Frelone. Frank Scavarda
Catherine Hill, Russcl Cox (Seattle),
1 Billy Merrlfleld, Dorothy Hill and Hazel Gordon.
Do you buy     ^
the Cheapest    •
Don't be misled by an inferior article which
is a few cents cheaper.   There is only
one quality
Start the SUMMER right with a
sold by the
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Mrs. Eric King and two children,
who have been spending a few weeks
at home with Mrs, King's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pearse, left for Vancouver
on Thursday morning to see her
mother-in-law, who is leaving shortly
on a visit to the Old Country.
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. White with their
son-in-law and daughter, who have
been visiting here from Lacombe. motored to Alberni on Tuesday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Monks.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Fletcher have as
their guesl Mr. Fletcher's mother. Mrs,
Nohl from Nelson, B,C.
• .   •
Mr. Thomas Pearse lias sold his herd
of pure-bred Jersey's and he and his
good lady arc looking forward to a little rest during the coming winter after
many years of hard work.
Mrs. Fred Horwood is paying a visit
to Victoria this week, visiting some
friends there.
Mrs. Robert Williamson is spending
a few weeks at their Royston cottage;
leaving thc farmhouse in the capable
hands of "Nancy". Mrs. Harold Shaw,
Mr. and Mrs. Hundley and baby who
were visitors to Mr. and Mrs. Sharpies
left for the States last week.
• •    •
A miscellaneous shower for Miss
Jackson and Campbell Morgan, who
are to be married shortly was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davies on
Wednesday evening when thc residents
of the valley turned out in good numbers aud showed their good-wishes to
lhe young couple by the number of
valuable and useful presents.
Mrs. Kirkbright from Ladysmith,
who has heen enjoying a holiday with
her old friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharpies, returned home last Saturday.
Courtenay Ball Team
Has an Off Day
Suffering under a bad attack of
stage fright, the local baseball team
suffered an ignominious defeat at the
hands of the Schaefer team from
Montesano, Wash., on Saturday afternoon. A large crowd had stayed over
after hearing tiie Conservative speak-,
ers, which was added to materially I
by late comers. Of course, the visiting!
touring team pin..\ a snappy brand ot
ball and defeat at their hands would
have bcen no disgrace, but our boys
might have pulled themselves together
and provided a little more excitemnt.
For seven innings the Schaefers held
the locals scoreless, piling up. in the
meanwhile their total score of 22 runs.
In the eighth our boys got five and in
the last innings another tally made
their total for the game six.
Win al Port Alberni
The local ball team went over to
Alberni on Sunday In a league game
and playing airtight bail won with a
score of 9 to 2. There was only one
error charged to the Courtenay team
and that was a hard luck one for
Hunden who missed a fly ball after
running away back for it.
Campbell River
Mr. and Mrs, James Vanstone entertained at bridge on Thursday evening of last week, the occasion being
their wedding anniversary. Prizes were
won by; Indies' first, Mrs. Frank Mc-
Gee; consolation, Mrs. Reginald McKay; gem's first. Mr. H. Ross; consolation, Mr, Reg, McKay. Those present were: Mrs. Walter Barclay, Mr.
and Mr.s. Frank McGee, Mr, and Mr.s.
Rowley Nunns, Mr. and Mrs, Reginald
McKay, Mr. and Mrs, Alan Cross and
Mr. Ross.
Mr. Pearl Fleming was a business i
visitor from Vancouver this week.
1 Mrs. James Vanstone had as her1
guest for last week, Mrs. Walter Bar-,
clay, of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Baird. of Vancou-1 Mrs, F. R, Denton, Miss White and
ver, are visiting in town, the guests of j Miss Denton were over from the "Cove"'
the latter's brother, Mr. Jack Fraser.   on Tuesday.
Miss Mary Erant returned home on     Tyee salmon are now running and
Sunday after spending the past threejsome good catches have been made re-1
weeks visiting with relatives in Van-|CentIy.
i couver and Oliver. i    „,.      „.,
Miss   Thulin   has   returned   to   her
Mrs. G. Donalioe, of Wardner, B.C., duties at the Post Office, after a holi-
is visiting with her sister and brother- day spent in tlie north.   Mrs   Robert
in-law, thc Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Hob-  McCuaig acted  as   postmistress  while
Miss Thulin was away.
Mrs. Walter Barclay was the guest
of honor at an afternoon bridge and
tea at the home of Mrs. James Vanstone on Thursday afternoon last.
Prizes were won by Mrs. R. McKay
and Mrs. R. Nunns. Among those present were: Mrs. F. McGee, Mrs. J. Mc-
Donnld, Mrs. W. Barclay, Mrs, R.
Nunns, Mrs. R. McKay, Mrs. A. N.
Cross and Miss J. Reid.
The Campbell River Timber Company has now a crew of fallers at
work aud expect to have limber in the
water at Menzies Bay about tlie twentieth of August from which time on
they will gradually augment their
crews until it is estimated that when
in full development they will have not
less than six hundred men at work.
Faith in the province and in the industry they represent brought the
company into the Campbell River district. It is nut exaggerating to say that
in years to come, and they have thirty
ahead of them, that the camps established will be means of spreading
substantial prosperity throughout this
section of the Island.
Union Bay
Miss Muriel Stevenson, of Vancou
ver, is visiting in town, the guest of
Miss Mary Little.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Piercy returned
from Victoria where they have been
for the past few months.
Mr. Frank Yockney, of Moose Jaw,
Bask., Is the guest of his brother, Mr.
C. Yockney.
Mr.s. II. Smith and two sons, of Victoria, have been visiting Mrs. Dingwall
Senior for the past week.
Mr. Harold Watkinson is making an
extension  to his house.
Tiie Rev. Mr. Kcyworth. of Victoria,
preached at the Sandwick United
Church last Sunday.
Mrs. Singleton, who has been living
witli her daughter, Mrs. Morgan Rees,
has returned to Nova Scotia.
Mrs. Garrett and two sons, of Detroit, Mich., are renting the late James
farm with the idea of locating in the
district later.
Mr. H. P. Allberry and Mr. John
Murray and two sons have left for a
trip for the Forbidden Plateau.
Mr. John Wood, of Victoria, is visiting his sister, Mrs, J. Casanave.
Mr. Gordon, late school principal, is
the guest ot Mr. Jack Carwlthen,
Fanny Bay
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Twecdic, Jr.,
have returned to their home here after spending a few months with the
latter's parents in California.
Miss Eileen Robertson left on Sunday for a holiday in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow, of Vancouver, are visiting here as the guests of
Mr, and Mrs. A. McLauchlin.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rogers anil
Miss Mollie Hastings motored to Alberni last week-end.
; '•: iiii;<.:.' iti Ail Sii In. iiu 'iu iuTii'ii luiSL Zuxuilsu ruuGnT-OJi iu jji ,ih .•:« .:.'..'■'■. .:•
'Phone 8
'Phone 8'
In every sorts of building materials.
Royston Lumber Co.
iMinNFi J Nis'" ca"s: 134X Courtonilv'
0(tlM, 1Bg Cl,mi,el.la,Ki.
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager
Jh esportsman's
Paradise >**>
Circen forcsis
ensure an even
flowof clear run-
nlng water;
burned timber
means muddy
torrents in flood
time and stagnant pools in
dry weather.
The good sportsman, in his own
interest, is careful with fire in
thc woods.
I Mued by authority of
Charles Xteuurt,
Minister ol the Imcetor,
The Tempestuous Pages of the Immortal Joseph Conrad surge to the topmost heights of
lilm romance ami drama,
THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, August 8th, 9th and 10th
_ ■-'.rrT.T'.a'',
MONDAY and TUESDAY    |    W*n^™il*"«^
Aticust  12111 'Hid I'M,
"Warming Up"
nil       ESTHER RALSTON nnd JAMES HALL In        I
in     "The Case of Lena Smith"
|jjj I LOVED! I worked! I .nn forgotten! Only my son
ill lis left!   Can the law take him from me? Cun the
j.  i\ix continues to bat 1.000. "The Quarterback" ijl lilw s.,v ,„, s„,,in |m.(, me M(|. ,.,„., |ove |lim?  Is
[! U and "Sporting Goods"—he hasn't muffed one III mis'Justice'?" Did thc law mean lustice' u, Lena
1 yet. He delivers a last one In this ideal mixture jj. smith? Esther Ralston's Brcal character role. Law
1  of romance and baseball. ,11] versus love!
rwo snows
7 and 9 p.m
S Ilo-Ilo Theatre Cumberland PAGE FOUR
Extra Special
in Coats
We have :i few smart Tweed and Velour Coats for
ladies. Regarding .style they nre right up to the minute, but ns tlie season has been rather backward we
have decided to offer them all at one price to effect a
speedy clearance. It will pay you to secure one of these
as they are mostly tailored effects, and are good any
season. See window for these coats and they are
offered at the very cheap price of per coat $10.00
We have about two dozen ladies Mats, good styles, and
some high priced quality hats, but for a few days we
are putting these on Kale at $1.95, You can get a
lot more wear out of one of these than the price we ask
for them, so do not delay.
We have just received a smart assortment of Ladies'
Sweater Coats, in new colorings, and natty styles, you
will be surprised al the real value in each one of these,
from, each   $3.9,i
DRESSES.    See Windows 	
Dry Goods Store
yiyy  :'■■■■■
The Central
Harber Shop
Next to Shorty's Pool Room A. OATZ, Prop.
For Ladies and Gents.
Moderate Prices
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones \ and 61 Cumberland, B.C.
Orders ldt at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
for your
For Service
For Quality
Cumberland Personals
'■ i Wage Difficulties Menace B.C.
mspy'-y .■■•"?. y^^^^^^^l^^^^k
Picnic Assorted Biscuits, 86c, :', For  $1.00
I'lni ties' Graham Wafers, 1 - It), packet   35c
Fancy Mixed Biscuits, 10c per packet. :', for  25c
Crisp Lemon Snaps. 30c per lb., 2 lbs. for 55c
Canned  Fruits—Peaches, Apricots, Fruit Salad gi
and Pineapple, 3 tins for   50c   w
Potted or Deviled Meals. '■', tins for    25c
Horseshoe Salmon (Hats), per tin  25c
N. )'.. Sardines, :', tins for         25c
Veal Loaf, l/o-lb. litis, 25c per tin. 2 lor    45c
Pink Salmon  (flats), 2 lor      35c
Kippered Snacks, 3 tins for   25c
Jelly Powder, packets, 'I assorted for   30c
Lemonade Powder, per tin        25c
Lemon Jtlna anil Orange Syrup, pint bottles,
makes 20 gallons  25c   .,
The Mlaea Josephine Freeburn, Edna Conrad and Master Tom Conrod.
left on Wednesday morning for Vancouver, where (hey will spend the
next two weeks.
Miaa Jessie Baird left by stage on
Wednesday morning for a short vacation in Vancouver,
Mr. and Mrs Littler and family,
accompanied hy John Uucbanan left
for Vancouver on Monday hist.
Mr. and Mrs. Ft. Strachan and family left for Vancouver oil Thursday
for a short vacation. They will he interested spectators at the Caledonian
games to bt. held at Hastings Pnrk
this week end.
.Miss Marguerite Herd left on Friday fnr the mainland where she will
spend a few clays with friends.
• *    *
Mr. ami Mrs. W. Scott, of Vuucouv-
er are spending the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Beverldge, Sr.
* *     •
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. O'Brien and
family motored to Victoria on Tuesday.
* *    »
Mr. and Mrs. Porter Combest of
San Francisco are visiting tbe parents of the latter. Mr. and Mrs.J. Damonte.
• *    «
Misses Margaret and May Beveridge returned homo on Sunday last
after spending two weeks in Port
Mr. Pete Shearer, of Cadomin, is
visiting In Cumherland for the next
• • *
Mr. and Mrs. George Richardson
and son and daughter. Leroy and
Margaret, and Mr. Ben Horbury, left
on  Saturday   morning  by   motor  for
• • •
Mrs. J. Monahnm and daughter, of
Wod Fifre. are visiting with relatives
in town.
a    a    a
Misses Mary and Caroline Gozzano
returned on Friday from a few days'
visit in Victoria.
* 4 •
Mrs. J. Irvine and son, Hughie,
spent the week end in Nanaimo.
Mrs. King and family of Ladysmith
returned to their home after a two
week stay in town.
a    a    a
Mr. Douglas Sutherland of Vancouver wa sin town during the week end.
• •    *
Mr. J. Conway left on Tuesday for
a two weeks' visit in Seattle.
• •    «
Miss Florence Sehl returned from
a three weeks' vacation on Sunday.
* •    •
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Foster and family of Victoria and Misses Ellis of Birmingham. Alabama, motored up the
Island on Thursday last and spent the!
week end at Little River, the guest of I
Mrs. Thomas Graham. I
Mr.  W. Rafters spent the week-end '
at his home in N'anaimo.
I     Difficulties over wages are said to
Mr.    Les.    Merrlfleld   returned   to  be  lhe  caU8e  °E atrikeB   whIcU are
Stocton, California, on Thursday ttf-; looraing  in  tbe  entire  pilchard  inter having spent ;1 vacation with his dU8t^ t)l' Urilisl1 Columbia which in-
ems volves   1,200  men.    Strikes  have  al-
, ready  been  declared  in  isolated  dis-
Mr.  Furnival   Wilcox, of Nanaimo,, *-rlcts of the West Coast ol Vancouv-
was a visitor to Cumberland during : <-'■' lsl»ll«* wherethe Industry Is locat-
the week, a guest of bis sister. Mrs. i e"-
E. O. Robathan. '    Vancouver operators fear that some
*    «    *   . | of the reduction plants will have to
Mr.   and   Mrs     Lowe, of   Victoria  be closed due to lack  of fish.    Ar-
were  guests of Mr,  and Mrs.  Mum-, rangemeiitg for a meeting Sunday be-
ford at Gartley Beach for a few days.. tween plant managers and rcpresen-
" * * j tatlves of the fishermen were author-
Miss Shirley Bates, of Vancouver, (zed at a meeting in the Canadian
a former resident of Cumberland Is Manufacturers' Association offices ou
spending a vacation at Gartley Beach ; Wednesday.
the guest of Miss Joan MacNaughton. |    Thu strike spirit is spreading rap-
"   * I idly among the fishermen, according
Miss   Lou   Sheppard   returned   on. l0  r6p0rts received at  the  office of
Wednesday    after    spending    a    two   Major .1. A. Motherwell, chief Inspect-
weeks' vacation witli relative
south end of the Island.
at  llif
Tbe home of Mrs. James, West
Cumberland was the scene of a very
jolly tea on Wednesday evening, held
under the auspices of the Lady Foresters, at which Mesdames Freeburn.
Bates, Graham and Derbyshire assisted In receiving the guests and
looking after their comforts. Eight
tables of whlst were In play which
tables of whlst were In the capable hands of Mrs. Frank Slaughter.
Prize winners were: first, Mrs. J.
Smith; second, Mrs. Johnson; consolation, Mrs. Hassell. A great deal of
amusement was received from the
staging of a peanut race, which consists of picking a peanut off the floor
with the blade of a knife and carrying
it toa given point. Mrs. Spence was
the successful winner. Mrs. West-
field gaining the consolation.
nr of fisheries. The pilchard industry involves 27 reduction plants which
are valued with gear and boats at
Mra.  "Tommy" Bourne and young
son Kenneth, of Vancouver, are visit-
.,      „ . , ,   trunk connect on.   Assuming that Hu
ng  Mrs.   Bournes   parents.   Mr,  and
Victoria, Aug. 6.—A llteen mile extension of tbe services of the British
Columbia Electric Railway in lighting and power is now under investigation and the decision whether tho
work will be undertaken depends on
the result of a survey of potential
The area Is triangular in shape, the
base being the road connecting Sliaw-
ntgan Lake with the Islnnd Highway
near Mill Bay.and the apex the district around Cobble Hill. A branch ia
also proposed from the junction of
the Sbawnlgan Road, at the west
Arm Road, southerly toward SLrath-
bvanch roads readily served from tho
cona   aud   probably   on   some   other
Mrs. L. R. Stevens , Mrs. Bourne h
a member of the Tyee Club of British
Columbia, achieving that distinction
on a former visit to her parents.
Mr. C. J. Parnham and son Bryson
returned this week from a holida>
spent in Everett, with Mr. Parnham's
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. H. Robertson and
tally are spending a short holiday
in  Vancouver.
* •    *
Mrs. Walter Hudson left this week
for Vancouver where she will spend
a few days.
• *    •
Mr, T. 11. Jackson, government mine
inspector for this district accompanied by Mrs, Jackson and son. left
this week for the states where a short
vacation will be enjoyed.
Mrs. Greenshields  and  Mrs.  A.  R.
McFarlane,   of   Vancouver   and   Miss
Marie   McCluskey.   of   Los   Angeles,
Mrs. F. Wilcock returned on Sunday  who have heen visiting Mrs. P. Baird.
from a two weeks' vaaction in Vancouv  Maryport avenue, left for Vancouver
_er- this morning,
•    •    *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stant and family
and Mr. Fred Dawson motored to Alberni on Sunday.
company is able to give service from
its line which stops now at Bamber-
lon—and this is the present proposal
the rout,, will follow roughly the
island Highway for about nine miles,
though possibly not actually on the
Mr. A. T. Goward. vice-president,
has had an examination made of tha
area by Mr. S. .1. Halls, manager of
the "Bill and power department, who
conducted a survey of the territory
some years ago. Tbe canvaa la now
in course of being made In the area
mentioned, which is considerably developing in population, particularly
at Mill Bay. Shawnlgan Lake business is largely seasonal in character,
the summer resort demand promising to be considerable,
Mr. Fred Cabeidu and Mr. Harold speakers Stage Meeting on Dirt
Holt of Victoria spent the week-end; pji-
ln town, the guests of Messrs M. H. '■
and P. D. Graham.
Mr, and Mrs, Jas, Baird. Misses Bel-
Drumheller.    Aug.    ".—The    Communist speakers from Vancouver and
la Baird and Charlotte Sant motored; Edmonton   found   themselves   locked
to Nanaimo on ^Sunday. | ouft   of  ,ho   DrumMier   gymnasium
Friday evening, when they attempted
to hold a meeting. Kid Burns, the
resident proprietor of thc hall, refused to allow the meeting to be held,
bis ground against a large
number of Communists from the west
Mr. A. Gray. Mrs. H. Conrod Mr. T.;'
Bannerman, and daughter Margaret, 1 '
motored to Port Alberni on Sunday.     ]
Mr. H. Raffles was a visitor to Na-|
naimo on Saturday returning Monday. hol(imE
Mr. Wilbur Hudson and Mr. Norman
Hill motored to Nanaimo on Sunday
morning. Mr. Hill journeyed to Vancouver to take part in the High School
Olympiad. Mr. Hudson returned to
town on Sunday.
•    *    *
Mr. Chas. Polkinthorne motored to
Nanaimo on Saturday and returned
Mr. R. Spruston was a visitor to Nanaimo during the week end.
Mrs. Wm. Lewis and family left on
Saturday for Port Haney.
end and several from other districts.
The provincial police and town
police were on hand, and the meeting
was held on a dirt pile on tbe lots
north of the Miners' Hall. One of
the speakers attacked Kid Burns, who
some time ago renounced Commuism
After he had expressed his appreciation of the man who had gone through
Two employees who have together
ompleted over one hundred years in
| C.P.R, service were complimented by
]■:. W. Beatty. chairman and president
oftbe company, during his recent tour
through the Maritime Provinces. They
were Charles Henderson, who acted
as conducto; oathe president's special
and who started railway work in 18711
and Harry Saunders, engineer of the
special, who has been lu the company's service for 48 years,
Though crops in several parts ol
Western Canada would be benefit-
ted by rains .crop outlook on tin*
whole is very promising. Reports
from all parts of Saskatchewan are
generally encouraging. The Alberta
report la good, especially tha Peace
River country where the present
prospects indicate one of the lies;
orops on record. About 25,000,000
acres are sown to wheat in Canada
this year. Last year the Dominion
harvested over Ji3It.000,000 bushels of
wheat, the largest crop in the country's  history.
A list of extraordinary accidents
has recently bcen published occurring
to motorists at level crossings and ilt-
uded   tbe    following:—One   driver
many  hardshipa   and  found   Comun-  parkefl  Mr  „„   mK.k*  im\   went  t<
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Jim   Parfltt.
George and the Misses Herd of Victoria were in town during the week-end.
Miss Dorothy Hill lefl for Vancouver on Sunday.
Mrs. Herman of Drumheiler arrived
In town on Monday and is vllstlng with
Mrs. Combs.
Miss Gwen Emily left on Friday for
ism a failure. Burns, whose real name
is    Lewis    McDonald,    walked    over.
mounted  the dirt pile and  told  the
J crowd that, under no condition would
Mrs.'the  hall   be  allowed  for Communis!
It would h(. open far Miners' l'nlon meetings, hut certainly not for
the Communists, Burns told those
assembled that Communism was a
joke ami that, after years of carrying
grist to tbe other fellow' mill in the
Communist party, ho had found that
all he got. wns bnrdshlp for his family and himself,   lie spoke with great
aleep. 44 motorists drove into the
sldea of moving traina. 3S drove Into the sldea of standing trains. One
tried unsuccessfully to drive between
railway cars while they were switching. Seven went for a drive along the
tracks nnd met expreaa traina. One
driver left his car ou the tracks while
lie wont to aenreb for something ho
'bad dropped onthe road; when he
! relumed there was nothing left ol
his car. Eleven found out too late
thai  their breaks needed relinlng.
Canada's  wool  crop  like the grain
conviction, as Burns spent a period in , hftrvflBti m0VPS acroB8 t)ie country In
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Brown and Mr.   Prison  for Ms work  In  leading the. Q grefl) w.|Vp   n()t be)ng n ajmuiian-
J. Coates left on Wednesday for Van- j local forces of the Communism along  ooua operatlon in all provinces.    It
couver, where thoy  will witness the 1 the lines of htg past belief. _'begins   In   the   sheltered   valleys   of
High School Olympiad games ami the
Caledonian    sports.     Mr.   and    Mrs.
its height early in June and is
iibonf completed by the end of that
month. The crop ranges from 1» to
24 million lbs. yearly and is marketed
largely through the Canadian Co-Operative Wool (.rowers.
Brown will motor as far as Seattle
and he absent from Cumherland fn,-
the next two weeks.
Miss C. Bannerman of Rcvelstoke, is
visiting her father, Mr. Bannerman.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Bvtry
Sunday Morning
POUND—BUNCH OF KEYS.   Owner i British Columbia and moves steadily
con obtain same al Islander by pay-1 neross the Prairies.   The_ shearlni
log for this ad.
WAN'THl) TO BENT- •Small  cottngo
or  room,  unfurnished,   from   Kr|>-1
temher,   in   or   near   Cumberland,
State   position,   size,   rent.   Apply I
box 430 this office.
in the Comox District
Date         Day
Time   lit.       Time   H't.
Time   H't.       Time
9   I   Friday
|   2:58    5.9   1     8:33   10.7
14:32    4.2   !   21:10
10   |   Saturday
3:48     5.1          0:44.   10.3
15:18     5.9   ;   21:43
11   |   Sunday
|   4:40    4.0       11:02   10.0
16:06     7.5       22:16
12   |   Monday
|   5:35     4.1        12:34   10.1
17.01     8.0   !   22:50
13   |   Tuesday
l   6:31     3.7        14:28   10.7
18:14   10.0   |   23:27
14   |   Wednesday
j   7:25     3.3        15:51    11.4
20:00   10.6   I   	
15   |  Thursday
|   0:13   11.2   j     8:16    2.9
16:46   12.0   ,   21:40
In Great Demand |
The demand for Lang's ('ream of 1
Lilies during the present hot spell j
has been enormous    ' $
It is recognized as the greatest I
preparation for Sunburn T
Worth its weight in gold but sells for I
50 cents per bottle
* ...
\ Lang's Drug Store ♦
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's" j
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will be opened
For Little Children in  Cumberland
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Daily
Usual Subjets: Drill, Kindergarten, Games and Occupations.   24 children can lie taken this term.   Date
and place announced later.
It's ICE that keeps
Our iceman passes your door. .lust phone GO and leave
the rest to us.
Our stock of cold meats is complete and for this hot
weather cold meats appeal to all housewives.
Wilcock & Co. Ltd
"The Family Butchers"
Phone 66 Cumberland
"tar      **\r      ^L\w"       '^•W'*- .   "J(Bfc»~..A-»
•♦•   -a*-. •++ .♦.  •♦   ■♦■   mszsm   ma sm
Tasty Pies and
Pastries  at
all times
We make our Pies and Pastries as fine as possible.
Our customers tell us they can't buy better anywhere.
Our products are tested for their purity and
Mann's Bakery
CuBtard Flos linked lo Order.
Lemon  Plea Lemon Tarts
Apple Ploa ltiilsin  PIob
^^^ . . ,"*a)>-     •,^k\jt*. ■
If you get it at Mumford's
its good
"Yes siree, that's our slogan. Il has been our slogan
for a long time now—and it was not one of our own—
one of ur custmers wus heard to remark to a friend
about the good food stuffs—groceries, fruits and vegetables, etc., that could be obtained at Mumford's. If
you are not already a customer of ours, just drop
along to the store and let's get acquainted,
Yours for Courteous friendly service
Mumford's Grocery
If you get it At Mumford's It's Good
Phone 71
Deliveries Daily


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