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The Cumberland Islander Jan 30, 1931

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"Taming Of
The Shrew"
with Douglai Fairbanks
Ctitnberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
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United Church
Members Hold
Annual Meeting
Satisfactory  Report.  Prom All Da.
partmcnts Present ad
The nnnual congregational meeting of the Cumberland United church
was held on Wednesday night, January 28th, with thc Rev. J. R. Hew-
itt, pastor, in the chair.
Satisfactory reports were received
from al) organizations of the church,
reports being presented from the
choir, the Ladles' Aid Society, Women's Missionary Society, Sunday
school and the Young People's Society.
The Sunday school reported a
membership of 107, while the six
Young People's Societies, including
the Young People's Society, junior
and senior C.O.I.Ts, Golden Key,
Tuxis boys and Trait Rangers have
a membership of 91.
A report was presented of the Japanese United Church Sunday school,
with a membership of 60, with a
C.G.I.T. and a Golden Key amongst
the girls and Tuxis and Trail Rangers
for the boys, with a membership of
62. This work is under the superin-
tendency of the Rev. Utaka Ogura,
of Victoria and Mr. K. Nomoto, a
student nt the British Columbia University.
The treasurer's report wns given
by Mr. D. McLean and was very satisfactory considering financial conditions during the year. During the
past year a new furnace was installed in the church as well as many improvements made to the church property.
In the election of officers the following were duly declared elected for
the ensuing year:
Superintendent of Sunday school,
Mr. A. McKinnon; Miss Pearl Hunden will have charge of the primary
beginners' department of the Sunday
school; Mr. C. J. Parnham, organist
and choir leader; secretary of congregation, Mr. Alex McKinnon; members of the board of stewards, Dr. G.
K. MacNaughton, Dr. E. R. Hicks,
Messrs. John Mann, Chas. Nash, D.
McLean, Alex. Henderson, J. C.
Brown, Stanley Mounce and Mesdames George Richardson, John
Lockner and H. B. Conrod.
The vote was taken by the congregation in regard"* to the length of
term of office for elders, as left open
by the general council for local
churches to decide. The decision given by the members was a five-year
Before the meeting closed a hearty
vote of thanks was accorded to Mr.
C. J. Parnham for his services as organist and choir leader. To the Rev.
J. R. and Mrs. Hewitt, a unanimous
vote of appreciation for services
rendered during thc past year was
proposed by Mr. J. C. Brown and seconded hy Mr. John Mnnn.
Council Pastes
School Estimates
Timber at City Park Again Discussed
The city council met in regular
session Monday when His Worship
Mayor Maxwell was in the chair and
Aldermen J. Ledingham, J. Williams,
W. Henderson and W. P. Symons
present. The estimates for the year
1931 were presented by the secretary
of the Cumberland Board of School
the council. The estimates showed a
decrease over last year's and were
accepted as presented. The secretary
of the Board of Stewards of the
Cumberland United Church wrote
complaining of the behaviour of a
number of boys who hang around
the Church Hall nt night time and
damage thc property. The communication was ordered to be turned
over to thc police commissioners who
Vill deal with the matter at the next
meeting. The reports of the chairmen
of the various committees were
accepted as presented. Under the
heading of new business, the ease of
i resident of thc town who is in
straightened circumstances was considered nnd a suggestion made that
this particular ease be referred to thc
committee of the Cumberland Christmas Cheer Fund.
The city clerk was instructed to
get Intouch with Dr. MacNnughton
and ask the provincial member of
parliament for this district to take
up with thc proper authorities at
Victoria, the matter of the timber
left standing at the City Park, Lake
The annual general meeting
of the members of the Cumberland General Hospital Association will be held in the
Council Chambers on Saturday
evening at 7:30. Business:
Election of officers and the receiving of reports of the president .treasurer and secretary.
A full attendance is most earn'
estly desired.
A. J. Taylor, President.
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Member Breaks
Rules Of Club
The A. and B. Fund of the Canadian Colliery met Sunday in St. John
hall, to appoint a doctor to take the
place of Dr. M.M. Baird, who has resigned and will leave shortly for Vancouver.
The appointment of Dr. H. Harrington, formerly of Kimberley but
st present in Vancouver, was made.
Pr. Harrington will commence his
new duties on February 1st.
Following the usual school hours,
the teachers of the Cumberland public and high schools met in the domestic science room to honor one of
their fellow teachers, Miss Vivian As-
spesy, whose marriage to Mr. Clifton
Mounce took place recently. Mrs.
Mounce will leave the staff at thc end
of the month after eight years' service with the Cumberland schools, Mr.
George E. Apps, principal of the public schoul, on behalf of the teachers,
presented to Mrs. Mounce, some
beautiful pieces of silverwnre, extending to the recipient nlso many
wishes for her future happiness, Mrs,
Mounce made suitable reply, thanking one and all for thc many good
wishes extended and for the beautiful gifts of silver. Delectable refreshments were served during the
Linger-Longer Members in Jolly Social Honor One of Their
The members of the Cumberland
Linger-Longer club, together with a
number of their friends met at the
Cumberland hnll on Tuesday night
in a very jolly social. Many games
and guessing contests were held during the evening for which prizes of
a humorous nature were given. Following the games tables were placed
down the centde of the hall and refreshments served by the committee.
It was a real jolly bunch that sat
down and the fun was running high
when Mr. W. Whyte, the president
o fthe club called for order and in
a few well chosen words, welcomed
all present and hoped thnt all were
having a real good time. He very
briefly outlined the work accomplished by the club during the year, stating that all the members had set out
to do ha been accomplished. Two new
members had recently heen admitted,
Mr. Roy Howay and Mr. Harry
Simms. One of their members, however, Mr. H. Bates had to be thrown
out of the club. He had committed
and offense against the rules and the
executive had no other choice. Mr.
Bates had recently married and thnt
was the real reason of the gathering
that evening. On behalf of the members of the Linger-Longer club he
asked Mr. Bates to accept a small
present and sincerely hoped that the
future would hold for the newlyweds
long life, health and prosperity. The
recipient mad* suitable reply thanking all for their very nice gift, a
Wedgewood sandwich set. He had
enoyed being a member of the Linger-Longer and hoped that the club
would continue to prosper.
Following refreshments dancing
was indulged in to music supplied by
members of the Sunny Side orchestra. Promptly nt 1 a.m., the party
broke up after a most enjoyable time.
A number of Cumberland residents
journeyed to Courtenay on Monday
and celebrated Burns' anniversary
with their Courtenay friends at the
Bilpper in St. George's United Church
hall. The celebration was a big success and those attending from Cumberlnnd were Mrs. J. H. Cameron,
Messrs. A. Henderson, W. Eadie and
W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mann,
Mrs. Auehterlonie and Jack Auehterlonie, Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland,
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson, Mrs.
Margaret Mitchell, Mrs. Marion Stewart and Mi's. J. Lockner.
Whippet Club
Defeat Courtenay
Interesting Inter-Club Games Played
At the Band Hall
Some very interesting badminton
games were payed at the courts of
the Whippet club on Wednesday
night when the Courtenny stars came
up for a series of games. The Whippets struck their true form and
soundly defeated the Courtenayites,
the latter being made up of a number
of Cumberland players, who on the
closing of the Imperial Pavilion, de-
cided to play at Courtenay. The
games, consequently developed into
more or less of a "local derby." and
excitement ran high for a time. The
Whippets won nine games and scored
231 points to three games and 173
points by the visitors. Following the
Inter-club games, many friendly
games were played and refreshments
served. Next week the Shuttle badminton club will be the guests of the
Whippets and the week following,
the Cumberland senior badminton
club will probably be guests of the
Whippets. Following are the scores
in Wednesday's games with the names
of the Whippets mentioned flrst in
each instance:
Mixed Doublet
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. S. Graham beat
D. Lockhart and Miss C. Carey, 21-
14; M. Graham and Miss B. Dando
beat G. Wilson and Mian Feeney, 21-
IG; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ledingham beat
W. Brown and Miss D. Maxwell. 21-
12; C. V. Dando and Miss Canon lost
to R. Ash and Mrs. Fairbairn, 14-21;
W. Bennie and Miss Littler beat G.
Brown and Miss H. Towler, 21-16;
N. Frelone and Miss Dallos beat A.
Walker nnd Miss Calnan, 21-11.
Men'* Doubles
T. R. S. Graham and W. Bennie
beat W. Brown and A. Walker, 21-
-16; J. Ledingham and N. Frelone
beot G. Wilson and G. Brown ,21-11;
M. Graham and C. V. Dando beat D.
Lockhart and R. Ash, 21-19.
Ladies' Doubles
Mrs. Graham and Miss B. Dando
lost to Miss Carey and Miss D. Maxwell, 13-21; Mrs. Ledingham and
Miss Littler beat Miss Calnan and
Miss Towler, 21-5; Miss Cannon and
Miss Dallos lost to Mrs. Fairbairn and
Miss Feeney, 15-21.
Gymnasium Classes
At Athletic Club
Poor Turnout at Initial Meeting
Hoopsters In
Exciting Games
Port  Alberni  Students   Visit
Some time ago, owing to about
thirty odd boys putting their names
down as willing and onxious to take
advantage of the gymnasium at the
Athletic club, the board of management spent in the neighborhood of
$100 in purchasing new equipment.
Two first-eluass instructors in the
personos of Messrs, Harry and W.
Jackson had been secured and everything looked rosy. A meeting was
called for last night so that the boys
could be given instructions by the instructors, followed by a lecture on
the advantages of physical culture.
Out of the thirty odd names turned
in as anxious for physical training,
only a mere handful turned up at the
meeting last night. The boys evidently do not want to be bothered
with gymnasium work—and it will
come down to what was experienced
before—a plnce where the rougher
boys can raise "merry hell." The
advantages of physical training are
many ond if the boys of Cumberland
would only realize at, a first-class
gymnasium class could be built up.
However, the instructors were not
disheartened at the failure of the
boys to put in an appearance last
night and signified their intention of
holding a meeting on Sunday night
at 7 o'clock, with the regular classes
to start on Tuesday next, February
Mr. Bill Shearer is at present confined to the local hospital.
Three basketball teams from Port
Alberni came over to Cumberland on
Friday and gave a large audience of
fans a good exihibtion of the hoop
game. The best game of the evening wns between Port Alberni high
school and Cumberland high school
boys, teams, with a score of 36-32 in
favor in favor of Cumberland. The
game wns fast and clean throughout,
Port Alberni continually forcing the
play, but the accurate shooting of
Brown und Davis for the locals won
Cumberland the game. Brown scored IK points and Davis 11. The lineup: Cumberland: Suigimori, D. Baird
Geo. Brown (18) J. Bannerman (21,
J. Whyley (3), C. Davis (13). Port
Alberni: Patterson (171. Lundum
(11), Strain, McGnrgle (2), Lyen,
McMillan (2), Manning, McPhee.
Port Alberni intermediates defeated the Cumberland Athletics by a
score of 18-15. The visitors showed
u better combination and more accurate shooting. The line-up: Port
Alberni: Davis, McCranor, McPhee
Fraser, Jones, Wilkinson. Cumberland: Conrod, J. Hill, M. Stewart,
Aitken, N. Hill,Stant and James.
Cumberland high school girls proved more than a match for Port Alberni winning by a score of 30-12.
The line-up: Cumberland: McMillan,
Edna Watson (10), Herd (4), K.
Brown (16), B. Martin. M. Westfleld.
Port Alberni: Hanna (6), Thomas
(4), Robertson, Mosley (2), Strain,
Jack Horbury refereed both men's
games and H. Conorod thc girls'
game. The visiting teams were afterwards entertained by the . HjCtL
School pupils.
Wonderful Coal!
Chemist-Wizards    and    Romance    of
Coal Tar
There seems to be no limit to what
can be made from tar and bitumen
by that modern wizard, the chemist.
And now comes along a Mr. Robert
Goldsbrough with a claim that oil
can be produced from coal tar. At
Slough, Bucks, he is making experiments that promise far-reaching effects in producing motor spirit nnd
lubricants at far less cost than at present. Truly Romance often wears
a russet garb and hides itself behind
the prosaic and commanplocc. Working up residuals from thc manufacture of coal gas, does not sound a
very promising subject, but speedily
one finds that it opens the door, literally into the wonderland of science,
and the wizardry of chemistry. There
is surely no more fascinating, and
marvelous story in the long history
of man's creative genius and indomitable will to discover and unlock the
secrets of the natural world, than
thnt of the marvels of chemistry has
wrought with the, at first sight, unpromising substance known as coal
There wns a time, not so very long
ago ,when thc gas engineer regarded
it as more or less an incubus. He
was concerned with the primary production of gas for illumination, heating and power, and tar was prolific
residual, unwieldy, sticky, and a general nuisance. Science has transformed all that, and given to the byproduct of gas-making a value and
importance to modern industry even
transcending that of the primary
manufacture of the gas undertaking.
Bottled Rainbow
Just as we are reminded thut in
the burning coal we see the bottled
up sunshine of countless centuries,
so in the inky blackness of the coal
tar science has revealed to us a hidden storehouse of the iridescent hues
of the rainbow, the blue of the skies,
the green glory of the fields and the
woodlands, the yellow and the crimson of the flowers, and even their,
and honey sweetness. At one end of
t h c s o wonderful transformations
which science has and can produce
from coal tar is the irreducible residual for which science nt present has
no further use—the dehydrated tar
which is largely used all over the
country, f?r graying ,ottr iv-ads. andr
reducing dust to a minimum. The
other residual of the tar—pitch—Is
used for making briquettes from coal
dust and enters into the manufacture
of varnishes, blacks, and again into
road work. This may be termed the
bottom end of the long range of uses
to which tar is applied by science and
industry. If nothing better had been
achieved by experiment nnd application, the results would rightly be
regarded as great in value ond scope.
But these are commonplace compared with marvels which are revealed at the other end of the scale. The
heat treatment of tar in stills yields
as primary porducts light, middle and
heavy oils. From the light oils is
obtained benzol, an invaluable home-
produced source of supply of power
for the great motor industry. Next
there is solvent naptha, indispensible
for the successful carrying on of the
great rubber industry. The middle
oils—their production all depends
upon the temperature employed in
the process of tar distillation—gives
us napthaline, which is of enormous
value to the great dye industry. It
is almost incredible how science has
been able from a block of five standard dyes to build up successiee groups
of colours until the number and variety are amazing. And there seems
to be no discernible end to the succession of changes and transformations. The parents may be few, as
nre the primary hues ofthe rainbow
—but their progeny are as the
flowers of the garden and the field.
Carbolic acid is another derivative
from the middle nils, and brings before us the varied and benellcient
range of disinfectants. Picric acid
and salicylic acid must also he included.
Today, there are on the market,
scores of scents, all of which are the
result of coal-tar products and therefore primarily of the carbonising of
coul for gas manufacture. It is difficult to associate the pungent ill-
smelling atmosphere of a gas works
with the delicate and fragrant perfumes which delight thc hearts of
women; yet the links in the chain are
continuous and complete. The chemist has by his laborious efforts built
up a variety of synthetic scents of
enormous value. The photographer's
urt is also under a deep debt of obligation to the chemist, who has produced from coal tar many photographic materials and developers. A
further advance is a new series of
bituminous paints with advantages
none mnde by the old process hnve.
as well as a material foi* roadways
which is claimed to be unlike anything yet made in regard to durability and strength. To make a pure
white paint out of bituminous substances seems incredible, yet such,
as also every colour in the rainbow,
(Continued on pal* thrse)
The Cumberland Cronies' Burns'
dub, instead of holding the usual
banquet and dance in honor of the
national bard, Robert Burns, decided
this year to hold n monster dance at
Royston Winter Gardens. The dance
was duly held on Saturday evening
and wats nttended by u large number, many going from Cumberland
following the whist drives held at the
Memorial and Cumberland halls. The
music for the dance was supplied by
the newly organized Country Cluh
orchestra and proved to he just what
the patrons wanted. During the
course of the dance Joe Idiens, proprietor of the Royston Winter (Jar-
dens addressed the gathering and
congratulated the Burns' club on
once more joining in celebrating the
anniversary of the beloved bard.
Card Parties
Prove Popular
The Cumberland Memorial hall
proved to be a popular place on Saturday night, the occasion being a
whist drive and dance by the Cumherland branch of the Empire Service League. There were twenty-two
tables in play and prize winners were
unnounccd as ladies' fust, Mrs, J. H,
Robertson with a score of 160 points,
said by the floor manager, Mr. J.
Bond, to be the record for the season
and second prize winner, Mrs. H.
Parkinson. Gentlemen's prizes went
to first, Mr. Sidney Hunt, second, Mr.
Bill Younger. Following the serving
of refreshments a dance was held attended by a large number of young
The Cumberland Welsh Society
held their weekly whist drive on Saturday evening their being sixteen
tables in play. Mrs. R. Freeburn and
Mrs, S. Davis held the highest score
the former taking first prize on the
cut of thc cards, and Mrs. Davis securing second. Gent's first prize went
to Mr. W. Davis, Master T. McMillan
securing second. Refreshments were
served following end of play by the
Society gathered together after the
whist drive to do honor to the president Mr. J. Lewis and his wife, who
that day had celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary. On behalf of
the Society, Mrs. Covert, in a nent
spreeh ptWWlW Mr. OTfl ttHT C6W1S"
tfith u beautiful pyrex pie plate on
silver stand. Mr, and Mrs. Lewis
have always worked faithfully in thc
Society's interests and both were accorded the good wishes of all present
for their future happiness.
The Men's bridge cluh held their
usual weekly meeting at the home of
Mr. W, P. Symons. Three tables being in play. Those present included
Messrs. Turnbull, McCreadie, Mason,
Symons, Dalby, Mumford, Cavin, Sr.,
Finch, Pickard, Shaw, Stevens und
Sergt. Mansell, of Courtenay. The
next meeting will be held at the home
of Mr. J, Vaughan, Maryport avenue.
The ladles' Thursday Night bridge
club met at the home of Mrs. A. Maxwell, Sr., Dunsmuir avenue. Two
tables of bridge were in play, the
prizes going to Miss Nettie Robertson and Mrs. Maxwell, Jr., lirst nnd
second respectively. Dainty refresh
ments were sewed by the hostess and
n social chat enjoyed. Those present included Mesdames J, H. Cameron, W. Hutchinson, J. II. Robertson, M, Stewart, J. Bennie, Jr., Mrs,
A. Maxwell, Jr., Miss Nettie Robertson and Miss Lou Sheppard.
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Mrs. Geo. Richardson entertained
a few friend.*, at her home on Tuesday evening, Whist and several am
using contest games were played and
added enjoyment to the evening. Mrs.
M. Brown and Mrs. A. Dunsmore
were winners of whist prizes, while
Mrs. Conrod took the prize in the
bean guessing contest. A dainty supper was served by the hostess during
the evening. Those present included the Mesdames G. J. Richardson.
'Polkinghorne, Tait, Horbury, Conrod
Stewart, Armstrong, Mitchell, Strong
H. Mounce, Nash, M. Brown, Dun-
more and Misses M. Shearer, M.
Richardson, H. Horbury and A. Haywood.
The whist drive held by the Lady
Forresters in the Memorial hall on
Thursday evening was very successful, seventeen tables being in play.
Mrs. L. Frelone won ladies' first prize
Mrs. F. Martin ladies' second and
Mrs. J. Mann consolation. Delicious
refreshments were served nt the end
of play.
Thc Elite Crib dub's usual weekly
crib drive was held on Wednesday
evening in the Cumberland hall, being well attended. Ten tables were
in play, winner of the Indies' prize
being Mrs. Chas. Walker and of the
gent's Mr. Schmidt. The ladies of
the club served lovely refreshments
and a happy social time wns spent by
all present.
The Cumberland Pioneers
eighth annual reunion will be
held tonight in the llo-llo dance
hall, commencing about 9:30.
All residents of 40 years' standing or over are invited guests.
Everybody is welcome to attend and prices <>f admission
are gents., 75c, ladies, 50c. Old
time music and old time dances
—refreshments served.
Crib League Race
Proves Exciting
Union Bay in Big Win Over Comox
Once more the two leading teams
in the Cumberland and district cribbage league are tied at the head of
the table. Union Bay visited Comox,
taking with them their very strongest
and hest players. The Ranchers hail
a lead of two points over the Bay
boys and fully intended to keep the
lead. However, after all returns from
the games last night had been received it was found that the Hay bounders were well in the lead, coining out
on the long end of a 24-12 score. This
win for the Bay adds increased Interest in the struggle for the Maynard
trophy. Comox have to travel to
Union Bay yet nnd it will be some
game as both are keen as mustard.
Other games played included the
Veterans and Eagles at the Memorial hall, when a draw of In points
each was declared. The Conservatives journeyed to Courtenay and
beat the Elks after a close game by
i'J points to I". The same score,
10-17, prevailed in the Athletics and
Oddfellows game, the latter being on
the losing end. The home team in
each instance royally entertained the
visitors and jolly times were reported
from each centre.
Tho next games in the league table
will he held on February 1 Sth when
Union Bay meets Comox, the Athletics play the Oddfellows, the Eagles
the Veterans and the Conservatives
play Courtenay.
Following is the standing of the
team*-, up to date:
League  Standing:
G     W    I.    D  Pts.
Comox    ll    s l* l 17
Union Buy 11    7 1 8 17
Athletics- 11    7 1 :, 1,'!
Conservatives 11    5 1 - 12
Veterans ... 115 5 111
Courtenay . 11 ■ 3 1J 0 6
Eagles :  11    2 7 2 ti
Oddfellows ... 11    3. 8 0 ti
Hon. R. W. Bruhn, minister of
public works, will shortly make an
extended tour of Vancouver Island to
size up the highway needs.
The Talent Club girls met at the
home of Mrs. C, V. Dando, Jr., during the week and completed arrangements for the Cafe Chantnnt to be
held iu the Anglican Parish hall on
Friday. February Oth. In addition
to a very good musical programme,
the giiis intend putting on a short
skit of ahout ten minutes duration,
Refreshments will also be served
Eagles Drop One
Point to Courtenay
Ranchert  Unlucky in League Gam*;
Visitors Credited With Three-
Fourth* of Play
Credited wilh three-fourths of the
play against the Eagles on Sunday
last, thc Courtenay soccer eleven divided the points with the local boys,
after playing one of the best games
of the season. Thc game wtis full nf
tin ills from -tart to finish nnd at half
time no score had heen recorded, although the visitors enrne within an
ace of scoring on two or three occasions. Had it not boon for over anxiety "ti the part of thc forward*., at
least two goals would have been scored.     The   Kagles   were   not   at   full
strength, both the regular full back--.
Bickle and Brown being nbsont. Gilt-
son and Tobacco were not u success
in the rear division) the former moving to Lho forward lino In the second
half, Statu taking his position at full
The second half proved to be just
as full of thrills as the first, but with
the Eagles getting the breaks. Jock
Campbell trickled au easy ghol goat-
wards which Grier thought was going
outside, making no attempt lo save.
Tht- ball lolled slowly over the line
for Cumberlnnd to take the lead. Following this reverse the Ranchers
went nut for the equalizer and certainty played the locals itt their own
game, enjoying at least three parts
of tbe pluy. The equalizer came ;■
few minutes from the close, Robinson sending a pass tn McNeil to register. It was a real good game and
one well worth seeing.
The tenms lined up as follows:
Courtenny: Grier, Auchinvole and
Stewart; Larson, Senile and Hugh
Strachan; McNeil, Partridge, Hrown,
■). Strachan and Robinson.
Cumberland: Walker; Tobacco and
Gibson; Weir, Conrod and Hunter;
Bartholdi, Stant, Campbell. MeFur-
. Une and Howay.
Board Of Trade
Prays For Tax
On Fuel Oil
Urge*   Impoiition  of Three Cent!  A
Gallon   by   the  Dominion
The Cumberland Hoard of Trade
has gone on record bi favoring the
imposition of ;t .t-ccnt-a-gallon tax be.
ing imposed by the Dominion upon
all fuel oil imported into this country.
A resolution urging action along this
line has been passed by the Cumberland body, which suggests thnt a special meeting of the Associated Bonrds
of Trade of Vancouver Island might
be asked for in order to ohtain en-
dorsalkm of such a resolution and
the co-operation of the members of
the Associated Hoards in obtaining
In urging this, the resolution
adopted makes a demand for the
same measure of protection for the
basic industry of coal mining as is
accorded the other basic industries
and manufacturing concerns in the
Dominion. It is asked that in the
coming revision which the government makes, a .'l-cent-a-gallon tax be
imposed on fuel oil imported as such,
and upon that proportion of the crude
oil imported for refining which is sold
in the home market as fuel oil.
No   Foreign   Dependence
In the preamble setting out the
reasons for the adoption of the resolution, it stated that Canada should
be rendered free from all dependence upon any foreign country
which is in competition with in the
matter of manufacturing, in so far
as fuel supply is concerned. It is
therefore deemed wise to have n Can-
adion-wide market foi* coal.
The shrinkage of the annual output of eoal in Canada at the rate of
about 10 per cent is referred to. It
is likewise pointed out that the conl
mining industry is one that gives returns which are of great value to the
country in view of the fact that the
greater part of the money expended
goes out in wages to those engaged
in lhe mines.
The preamble calls attention tQ the
promise made at the late Dominion
election that there would be ample
protection all lines of industry in the
Dominion, aud calls upon the government to live up to the promise so
made by affording protection to the
coal mining industry.
The vital importance of the industry to Vancouver Island is emphaslz
ed. and other boards are asked to
join in the demand that is being made
by endorsing the resolution.
Fight of the members of the Courtenay badminton club journeyed to
Duncan on Friday lust to take part in
the Duncan club's annual open tournament. Five of the eight players
hailed from Cumberland and considering this was their first entry into open tournaments, did very well,
although being eliminated in the first
round. Andy Walker and Bill Brown
in the men's doubles were up against
stitf opposition, meeting last year's
cup winners, who triumphed over the
local pair in straight .-cts of 15-8, 15-
10. In the mixed doubles Charlotte
Carey and Dick Miens met a team
from tbe Mill club, of Vancouver, being defeated 15-2, 15-18, Norman
Robinson and Mrs. Cope met a Duncan team nnd were defeated 15-8, 15-
0. In the ladies' doubles, Charlotte
Carey and Gwen Fairbairn met a Vic:
toria team being defeated after a
hard struggle by  If.-.*,  15-2.  18-16.
Ladies' Literary
In Regular Session
Border  Towm  of   England  and  Scotland Subject  for the
The Ladies' Literary society of
Union Hay met ou Thursday evening
in regular session when the subject
under discussion was "Border Towns
of England und Scotland". Many
interesting papers were presented,
the following being the order in
which they were given to the assembly: Mrs. Bowrnn, "Carlisle (England) and surrounding district"; Mrs.
I). It .Haggart, "Coldstream (Scotland) pndVlisirict"; Mrs, Watt, "The
Trossachfi   (Sin!land i   and  district."
Mrs. P. Reld read a most interesting letter Irom a friend describing
the "Passion Play" at Obernmmer-
gatl ,Bavaria, the writer being a witness of the great play; her description of same being very beautiful and
vivid. The evening proved to lie one
of great interest and fully enjoyed
by nil present. Refreshments and the
singing of the National Antehmn
brought to a close an evening well
-pent. Next meeting will be held on
Fehrunry nth when it is planned to
hold a social 1?AGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
ONCE MOKE we have been asked to advertise
something—without pay. honestly folks we
are about getting "fed up" with it. Advertising
is a legitimate part of a newspaper's stock in
trade .and something to be paid for like any other
commodity. Some persons in every community
need education on this subject.
The more rural the locality thu more contracted
th*:' ideas of the applicant and the more ho feels at
liberty to ask for free advertising that shall contribute something which he is interested in. Thus
it often happens that people will request a notice
of their entertainmenl out of which they propose
to make money, provided they can get the notice
without paying for it. The chances are that the
persons asking such favors of a newspaper have
been to some other printing office to get their circulars and their tickets printed—not for nothing,
however. They can understand that the advertising which the circulars and such afford is to be
paid for, but they do not fully comprehend why a
newspaper should not notice and benefit their
speculations without charging for it. These remarks are preliminary to the statement of a business principle which prevails in all regulated newspaper offices, and which is based on principles of
equity. It is this: whatever a newspaper publishes that is calculated to put money into the cotters of an individual or to further the interests
of his business in any way, the newspaper is entitled to be paid for its service. That is the long
and short of the principle. A newspaper must
have a revenue from its advertising just as much
as the baker must have pay for his bread- This
one is as much a stock in trade as the other and in
large cities this is well understood and every bit
of space in the city papers is well paid for. It is
undoubtedly true that in some places in the country, feeble newspapers yield to the kind of sponging referred to. In such places there are always
persons who think the whole newspaper establishment is at their beck and call if they take one
copy of thy weekly paper.
delightful dance art* qutffties that have made it lose
popularity with this generation.
You can learn a pood deal about any society by watching how it dances. Dancing expresses a person or a
group more clearly than words could. It gives utterance,
Ensome way. to whatever the dancers may have in the
hack of their minds. And during the last decade the
world generally has had things on its mind that cannot
he expressed in a waltz.
For the waltz carries with it the aura of a bygone
order; an order in which there was a great deal ol' tranquility and a gread deal of leisure, an order in which
people were sure they were going to get there, and hence
had the time and the inclination to stop by the wayside
and glide lazily oil' in a slow and languorous waltz.
Unfortunately, that period came tn a close. The World
War knocked it endwise, and since the war there have
been alarums and excursions enough to keep us sadly
uneasy.. Our goal is nn longer clear—except sometimes,
when we get a dreadful suspicion that wc ure all headed
for a bottomless pit and while we are moving somewhere at a prodigious dip we can't chart our course, and
wc ietnain uncomfortably conscious that we may event'
nnlly collide with something hard.
s., wc nre nervous, impusivo and hectic When we go
in for amusement we do it, not because we have some
rime tu spare and want to fill it pleasantly, bul because
wc liuve the itch to keep moving, lo make a loud noise
and forget some of things that are worrying us.
The wait?., consequently, is out. We prefer the nervous
rptack-quuck of muted cornets ami the quick restles*
burbling of saxophones to the smooth singing of the
violins. We are fond of jarring discords and petulant
minors. The waltz calls for a restraint and an urbanity
that we do not possess —Vancouver Sun.
WHEN the Prince of Wales remarked thc other day
that the waltz is the best dance of all he said
something thai wc have been waiting for someone
to say tor a long time. The modern world dances a great
deal. Inn it does not waltz.vey much, and it is a pity
There is a grace to the waltz, a stateliness, a dreamy
romance thai one gets in no other dance.
However, lhe changing limes have deprived us of a
good many of ihe pleasantest features of a former day,
and the waltz is only one of many things that are not
quite attuned t" thc modern era. And the defect lies in
the waltz Itself; for the very qualities that make it a
by Walt Mason
If I wen- Dinks the baker, I'd tidy up my store; I
would not have an acre of dust upon the floor', I'd be a
skilled adjuster and make things please the eyes: I'd take
a feather duster and dean the pumpkin pies. I'd keep
the door knob shining and polish up the glass, and never
sit repining, and never say, "Alas".
If I were Rinks the baker, I'd have a cheerful heart,
a.- always the maker of bread and pie and tari; for looking sad aud grewsome will never bring the trade of
folks who want shew some doughnuts and marmalade.
When I go blowing money I always seek the store whose
buss is gay and sunny, with gladness bubbling o'er; and
when I chance to enter a bakery whose chief is roaring
like a sten -r about his woe and grief, his bellowings confound me, I do not spend a yen; 1 merely glance around
me, and hurtle out again.
If I were lliriks the baker, and had a grouch on hand
I'd surely try to shake her, and smile to heat the band.
Kor no one wants to hearken to tales of woe and strife,
to hear of clouds that darken a merchant's weary life.
Kor customers have troubles, like you, through all their
years, and when they spend their roubles they are not
buying tears. They'll like you all the better, you and
your cakes and jam. if you are not a fretter, a kicker
and u clam.
If I were Bakes, the Ijinker—my wires are crossed, I
awow-—I'd sell the [lie and sinker with calm unclouded
brow, No grumblings wild and wooly would from my
larynx slide; I'd swear that things were bully, ami seven
meters wide. Then folk would all admire mc, and seek
me in my den, ami load men till they'd tire me, with
kopeks, taeb and yen.
t c illlt 5eivfce
(fcattabimi iHcbiral Aaanriatinn
concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medi
cal Association, 184 College St..
Toronto, will be answered personally by letter. •
The child born today may be expected to live for several more years
than the child born fifty years ago.
The average span of life ha- been
considerably lengthened,
This has been brought aboul chiefly by better care of infants by a
notable reduction in tlte diarrhoea?
of young children which, formerly
took such a heavy toll, and by the
control of such diseases as smallpox,
typhoid fever and diptheria.
We have now available lo control
disease measures which were unkown
a comparatively few years ago. People, in general, are now better informed as tu how tu live in order to
keep well. Mothers have come to
rely upon their intelligence- ral her
than their Instinct in caring for their
A much higher percentage of people now reach tin- age uf fifty than
did formerly but once thai ago ll
reached, the expectation of life h not
greater than it was during the past
Tho reason fur thi-; i* thai thc desirable conditions which have been
overcome were those wbidi chiefly
affected the young; little has yet
been done which would directly benefit the adult. It Is quite right tu do
all that has been done and even more
for the child, hut if health is to be
maintained throughout life, it must
not be neglected nfter childhood hns
Outside of those individual- reached by industrial health services, the
vast majority of adults do not receive any systematic health stipend.
sion once they have left school. The
result is thut abnormal conditions
pass unnoticed until actual disease
develops. The adult is apt to forget
that, with advancing years and altered manner of living, his habits must
be somewhat modified if he is to re-
lain the hcatlh and vigour of earlier
If tin* adult is lo have health, if
he or she is to have more healthy
years of life then time must he taken
to give the body the care it requires.
The busy man or woman, for example, must take time from work and
other activities to secure the rest and
exreise required by the body.
The ideal to strive for i.- not so
much a longer life, but health
throughout life. Health is worth having because it makes foi' happiness
throughout life of greater usefulness,
The adult who desires to increase
the expectation of years of health,
we can say—moderation in all things
is essential, and above all. in food.
An interest in life must be maintained, whether it is in work or in play.
Indigestion is a word which has no
particular meaning beyond conveying the information that there is an
uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen, which Ihe sufferer attributes to
the stomach or to some other part
of the digestive system.
Iliscnmforl in the region of the
abdomen may be due to one of many
conditions. It may be caused by an
ulcer of the stomach, inflammation
of the ball-bladder, appendicitis, constipation, or to some one or other of
the many conditions, sometimes triv-
Vancouver   Bureau   The
Financial Time*
Vancouver. — This city has come
through the depression period in better shape than any other Pacific
Coast metropolis, in the opinion of
Harold Brown, head of the Unioin
Steamship Company on this coast
of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
".\ trip to the principal cities of
California, Oregon and Washington
convinces me that Vancouver has
fared better than any of these." said
Mr.   Hrown.
Mr. Brown emphasized the necessity to concentrate on sound, legitimate business development rather
than the more spectacular get-rich-
quick schemes that hail been given
more than their reasonable share of
promotion on the const in recent
"The present depression is merely
one of the periodic dips in the economic cycle," said Mr. Brown. "We
are down now, but the worst is over,
and we will soon be on the way upward again.
inl. sometimes serious, which are responsible for what is popularly
known as indigestion.
There is only one way to treat indigestion properly and effectively,
and that is to find out the cause and
then remove it. The general tendency is for the sufferer to dose himself with medicines, or to try some
kind .of diet which his well-meaning,
but medically ignorant friends will
suggest as a cure.
Soda is often taken in large amounts, regularly or frequently, by
those who think that their trouble is
an "ncid stomach", with the idea of
neutralizing the acid in their stomachs. They ignore the fact that if
ingestion is to take place in the
stomach, ncid must be present, and,
therefore, large doses of soda merely interfere with normal digestion.
A certain amount of roughage in
the diet is generally desirable but, if
the intestines are irritable and arc
causing discomfort, the addition of
roughage—so often taken by the sufferer to overcome constipation which
accompanies the condition—is likely
to increase the irritation. It is a
smooth, soft diet, which is indicated
in such cases.
These points are sufficient to make
dear that the proper treatment of
indigestion depends, lirst of all, upon
finding the cause. Careless or improper treatment may result in actual harm, the condition tending to
become chronic nnd increasingly difficult to treat successfully.
Indigestion which occurs repeatedly after the age of forty years should
never be neglected. The cause should
always be found. T.iis fact is emphasized because attacks of indigestion at that period of life may be the
first symptom of cancer, and, if attended to without delay, there is
every chance uf cure.
The whole trouble may be due to
bad habits of eating rather than to
any internal condition. Eating too
quickly, washing down food with
fluid instead of chewing it properly,
making meal-time the occasion for
unpleasant discussion — these bad
habits cause trouble.
There are some conditions which
require medical or surgical care, and
when such .treatment is advised, it
must be underetaken without delay.
Self-medication is a mistake; drugs
should only be prescribed by a physician. Much can be done, however,
to prevent digestive troubles if the
individual will cultivate proper eating habits nnd exercise care in the
selection of foods.-
O       Ml X T URE *s*
This advertisement is not published or displayed !>y the Liquor
Control Board or bv thc Government ot Iiiitis.li Columbia
ft ■■»
NOW PLAYING   .   .   .
Mary Rckford and
Douglas Fairbanks
It's hard to
—The year's latiRh
sensation    for   tho
price you pay to see
an ordinary picture.
Unprecedented   but
Friday and
January 30 and 31
in an adaptation of Shakespeare's
Taming of the Shrew
"Once A
The Screen's Funniest Comedian
Evelyn Pierce. Emerson Treacy
February 2nd, Srti ami 4th
A valet's vacation caused a quick separation
Ol' his heart und the rest uf his frame;
lie loved like a master,
Made a girl's heart beat faster,
His millions gave fuel to the flame.
Swell emeralds and furs, soon to he hers.
He would buy with his stock speculation;
Though his shares hit the rocks
She'd still darn his socks.
Now housekeeping's their sole recreation.
S w i f t automobiles; speeding
aquaplanes; stunting airplanes;
madcap parties—and playing at
love with a man who takes love
seriously! She's rich, beautiful,
recless! He's in dead earnest!
Then—smash up! And he sends
her to prison because he thinks
she needs the lesson. It's "MANSLAUGHTER"—with a shock
climax that will put you out of
your seat. Claudette Colbert
Fredric March.
Manslaughter kI.ii.av. jjauuWy u. m
3B   Coal Petition
The Edison Photoflash Lamp
Use Photoflash anywhere—in homes,  hotels, public
buildings, trains, boats—anywhere.   There is no fire
hazard, and dampness will not affect the flash.
Photoflash is safe. The flash is confined within
the bulb—therefore there is no fire hazard.
Photoflash is swift. So instantaneous is the flash,
subjects do not close their eyes or change their expression.
Photoflash is clean. Every by-product—smoke,
odor, flash—is bottled within the bulb.
Photoflash is noiseless, There is no startling explosion.
Photoflash is simple to operate, lt is equally suited to professional and amateur photography.
The Edison Photoflash lamp is ideally suited for
portrait, commercial, news, group and home photography of all descriptions.
May be ignited from your house lighting circuit
or by al';, volt flash light cell.
Price 30c. Each
For Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON. Manager.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
The City Council and the Board of
Trade will, in the course of a few
days, circulate a petition through Ntt-
aimo and district, the object nf which
will be to stress upon the Federal
Government the absolute necessity
of such a duty on American fuel oil
coming into British Columbia as will
give Vancouver Island coal a fair
break in the fuel markets of the
Province. The same thing, it is expected, will be done in the other
Island conl mining communities of
Ladysmith, Extension, South Wellington, Cassidy, Lantzville, and of Cumberland. There is a very brief history
to this new movement, which, we say,
is one we have strongly advocated
for years. The City Council in December passed a resolution which v/ns
forwarded to Premier Bennett for his
consideration. This resolution pointed out that the eoal industry on the
Island was every year declining, and
that, if complete ruin was to lie avoided an equalising duty on imported
American fuel oil would have to be
imposed. This resolution the Council sent to the Board of Trade with
tho request that the action of the
City Council should be endorsed. The
Board of Trade endorsed the resolution, and added the recommendation
that the resolution should be further
strengthened hy a petition signed by
all those affected in Island coal mining communities. Plans are now under way for the circulation of the
petition, and we would ask the people of Nanaimo, miners and all those
dependent upon the mines for their
livelihood, to get their names on this
Herald readers will pardon us if
once again we present a brief resume
of the situation. The coal industry
of the Province reached its peak so
long ago as 1910. Had it continued
to prosper and develop as have other
industries, .Nnnaimo would have been
twice the size it is today, and all the
other mining towns on the Island
would have grown accordingly. This
section of the Island would have been
enjoying prosperity such os it has
only dreamed about, and no one can
tell how much the Province generally
would have benefited from the prosperity of the coal industry. The one
thing that has prevented this development nnd consequent prosperity has
been the competition of American
fuel oil. American oil first began its
invasion of the British Cotuumbitt
fuel market about the year 1911,
and ns is often the case, the big companies such as the C.P.R., which owed
so much to the Province and the
Canadian people, were the pioneers
in the use of this American product
in preference to B. C. coal. Let it
bo said at once, for there is no argument, that British Columbia coal, and
particularly Vancouver Island coal,
has been discriminated against in
favor of American fuel oil botli by
British Columbia consumers and by
the Federal and Provincial governments. Even today, in so far as taxes
and duties go, coal, a native product
and a Canadian industry, is handi-
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Fir 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 Fir Shiplap 6"   15.00
No. 2 Common Fir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic G" and 8"   21.00
All higher grade finishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
15S to 20'; on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
PHONF-V —   -     [Office, Cumberland 159
| Night Call, Courtenay 184X
capped in its efforts to hold its own
There has never been any reason
except greed and power why this condition should continue, and today
even these reasons are due to go by
the board. The government at Ottawa went into office on a well-defined policy of reasonable and adequate protection for home industries
against foreign competition. No candidate for the Premiership of Canada ever put an issue more clearly before the people of the Dominion than
did Mr. Bennett. He not only believes in adequate tariff protection as
a national policy but he hns stated
again and again that only by the
universal application of such a policy
could Canada hope to develop her industries and enjoy her rightful heritage of prosperity. This being his
major argument, it follows that the
adequate protection of Canadian industries against unfair foreign competition will prove a strong cure for
Here in Nanaimo we have a declining industry and a condition of unemployment which is entirely due to
the competition of American .fuel oil.
The case is one ready made to Premier Bennett's hnnd. Hc cannot in
reason or in conscience exclude it
from the application of his national
tariff policy. Our idea is that it is
just one of the Canadian industrial
cases with which he will be only too
willing to deal. At one stroke he can
rehabilitate one of the most important industries in British Columbia,
restore prosperity to a score of towns
which foi' years have felt the tightening pinch of want, eliminate all
unemployment and the blight of poverty, and reopen, what is at present n
closed stream to mingle with the
gathering flood of the Dominion's development and well-being. There cannot be, nnd never should hnve been
any doubt of the Government's
choice as between Nanaimo coal and
American fuel oil, as between a home
industry, exploiting a native product
and an American importation benefiting only the American people.
There is no reason 'why wc should
repent the arguments we have so often advanced. What we have to do
now is merely to claim for our coal
industry here the application of the
policy of which the present government was elected. Never forget, nor
for a moment overlook the fact that
thc Government cannot refuse protection for the Nanaimo coal industry
against the competition of American
fuel oil. It is our duty, the duty of
every citizen of Nanaimo, and of
every resident in the district adjacent to Nanaimo, whose livelihood
is dependent upon the con! industry,
to see that the petition about to be
circulated is signed up to the last
name. The Board of Trade is doing
its little bit. The City Council is doing its bit. The Herald has tried to
do its bit, even when it wns only a
voice calling in the wilderness. Now
it is up to the people, to Herald readers, and to everybody resident in Nanaimo and district to do their bit.
Here is tlie first great chance to restore prosperity to Nanaimo and to
the other coal mining communities
on the Islnnd. It is only a matter of
a simple signature. We have got to
get together in this. The Board of
Trade is in action, and the City Council has acted and spoken for the people whom it represents. Now let the
people, by their signatures, fill the
hand of the City Council and the
Board of Trade. The Herald has, as
the French say, done its possible,
and we may say that the present
scheme is the idea of the Herald. At
the same time let it be admitted that
in working for Nanaimo, the Herald
was working for itself. Let all the
rest of the people of Nanaimo work
for themselves. Here is a chance of
relief from a situation which points
to nothing but ruin. There will be
more about the petition in the next
few days, but in the meantime we
want the people of Nnnaimo to
realize that now is their great opportunity, and that they can only utilize
it to the fullest advantage by seeing
that not a single signature is wanting
from the petition.—Nanaimo Herald.
full-bodied ale of
the true Burton flavor.
Made of the finest
Canadian malt and
British Columbia hops
. . . quality equal to
the best British ales
and reasonably priced.
I'his advertisement is not published or displayed bj lhe l.iquo
Control Hoard or l>v the Government of British Columbia,
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and (il
Cumberland, B.C.
The City of Drumheiler is now-
working under its new charter as a
city and Mayor A. I\ Hanley and his
council met recently to subscribe to
the oath of office and deal with certain routine matters. 1981 council
will face some of thc biggest problems in the history of Drumheiler,
and its citizens are singularly fortunate in having a group of men at
the head of affairs who are keenly
concerned with thfl welfare of the
Mayor Hanley and councillors
have two difficult years ahead of
them. Naturally unemployment problems will press hard, while reduced
tax collections will also confront
them. The new administration will
tackle these matters in a husincss-
ike and humane manner, and the
City of Drumheiler will compare favorably with any other community
ufter the present economic storm has
been weathered.
Wonderful Coal!
(Continued from Pane One)
is the case, to say nothing of metallic
colours, ranging from gold and
bronze to aluminium, having an enamelled surface like gloss.
An immense advantage that these
paints have, is that they are absolutely water and damp proof; a positive protection against dry rot in
woods, and can be applied even in
their most delicate tints to surfaces
already painted. That this is true,
rigorous tests by research chemists
hnve proved. In tho course of their
evolution it was found that certain
of their ingredients, when combined
with almost any common material
otherwise unsuitable for mad-making produced a perfect homogeneous
substance. It can be laid more
quickly than any other material for
road surfaces, sets hard within an
hour ready for traffic. Tests made
for tension and crushing strains,
show as against concrete a superiority uf 00 per cent.
Guano and Potatb
Space will not permit of the mention of all the wonders we owe to our
prosaic gas-works. Next to tar, tin*
biggest bugbear to the gas manufacturer is the presence of ammonia.
Here again the chemist came to the
rescue, and demonstrated that the
valuable and essential manurial constituents of ordinary manures, guano
und the like, are ammonia salts, or
nitrogen phosphates and potash. One
can only briefly run over the list of
industries, that ammonia is invaluable
for, thanks to the chemist.
He is turning out stores of am
monia hydrate, utilised in salt and
soda works, wool and cotton washing,
an ammonia chloride for galvanising
iron and cotton printing. The multiform combinations nnd variations of
ammonia are positively bewildering.
There is their use in explosives, in
the use for refrigeration, and so mie
Could go on until we become conscious that the odorous und unlovely
gas-works is linked up with a multitude of industries and processes, all
made possible by the wizardy <»f the
chemist.—Arthur Haslam in thc
Newcastle Weekly Chronicle,
Has Never Seen
Equal Of Sargon
"I've never seen or heard of any
medicine as good fur stomach trouble
nnd clearing up toxic system as Sar-
gun and Sargon Pills", declared Mrs.
Thomas Marchbank. 2577 7th E„
Vancouver, "I say that not only
from my own personal experience,
but from the wonderful way the
treatment has helped my husband,
my mother ami any number 'if my
"I want tu especially recommend
the .Sargon Pills. Epsom salts and
even enemas had ceased t<> act rightly for my condition and it was certainly a blessed relief tu find a laxative that acted as gently and thor-
oughly as nature itself,
"The Sargnn liquid overcame every
trace nf Indigestion ! suffered with
and also freed me of backaches and
terrible pains I used to have in my
leg. I have a comfortable feeling uf
health and well-being now that I
haven't  had in vears and years."
Sold bv Lang's Drug .v Book Store.
Ambulance Social
Cumberland, Jan. 26.—St. John Ambulance Association were sponsors of
a happy social affair nt Cumberland
hall on Friday evening last. Seventeen
tables of whist were in progress In the
early evening, Mrs. w s. Wood und
Mrs. R. Littler winning ladies' first and
second prizes, Mrs. w K Brown gaining consolation. S Waterfleld and
John Bond were fortunate winners of
gent's prizes with E. Hughes securing
the consolation. He fresh ments were
served by an energetic Indies' committee after which dancing held sway
till early morning. During the evening Mr A .f. Taylor spoke on first aid
"Say, Kd. -lust had a new traveller
from Blank's In. First lime he's been
here—didn't know we had a real live
town. Covers all the prairie nnd B.C.
nnd says things look brighter here
than at a whole lot of other places.
He's coming ever' to see you."
That wns .Mm, the hardware store-
editor. It was
■operntion   the
keeper to the
just the kind
editor wants.
The traveller called on the editor.
He told him how the crops hereabout
were away ahead of farther up the
line, and how the prosperity of the
hometown was reflected in the orders
in* was getting. Was there somewhere
he could put his wife and kiddies
lip during the  holidays-.'
The editor got a snappy news item.
Ed, the local hiirdwareman, got a
mention. X. the new traveller from
Blank's, got n little reference to his
firm and Its products. So everybody
was satisfied.
If everyone were to m-operate
with the local editor, his job would
be a lot easier. He's just thirsting
for news all the time and few local
papers produce sufficient revenue to
warrant the employment of reporters
who can gather up all tbe little items.
After all. the local newspaper is
a very much mora valuable community organization than many as*
socfatlons and societies. Everybody
leads it—the whole family. And
while it is a private enl erprise. it
nevertheless deserves the support  of
of all the residents in more ways
than one subscribe to Iti advertise
in it; deal with its advertisers; and
then complete youi part hy passing
along any little neu> story that ynu
mav come across.
iMrgnf Producer, and
Sellers 0/(ont/tHtCtt ami
tiftpom ted Milk.
Convenient! Economical!
CAVE yourself the bother of  Keeps indefinitely in its
^waiting for milk deliveries,   sealed, airtight container—
It is stated that the morning train
on the E. and X. Railway from Nanaimo to Victoria is to discontinued
after Feb. 1st after which date there
will be only one train a day between
Nanaimo  and   Victoria.
Kor some time past rumor had it
that the morning train would be discontinued lmt it would now appear
that it is to become a reality
It i* many years since the N'anui-
ino-Victoria train service was inaugurated anil if the new schedule is
brought into effect the sections on
Vancouver Island served by the E.
and N. will suffer materially,
for newspapers
A Victoria newspaper
printed a story about •
New York man'i areoplana
trip to Alaska. Some time
later that gentleman wanted to "get some copiei of the
The piirtrulai issue might
not be available by the time
a letter reached Victoria,
but there was a telephone
at hand, capable of convening thc message within a
few   moment!.
So a long-distance call
from New York to Victoria
was put through, and an
order was placed for 25
copies of the desired paper.
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; Commercial     II , v* ,>| Usui
JHeuttgtiarlcrr*.   fj^'lvl     KciioniM
I Accomodation   The   Best
! Kooms Steam  Heated
!        W.   MERRIFIELD,   Prop.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber <.** Hairdresser
ChlldVs hair cut any style 36c
Ladies  hair cut  any style  BOc
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay
PHONES:     220 -Courtenay
ir.n   .Cumberland
• Denial Surgeon
• Office Cor. o( Dunsmuir Ave.
■        Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
[Mrs. Stella Peacock
I C.I.I   of   All   Kind.
I Phone   921. Como.
P. P. Harrison
Main  Office
Courtenay         Phone 258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone I15K or 2-1
Keep a supply of NEsnft's on
use as needed.
always pure and sweet when
you open the tin.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat nt Union Bay
Every Sunday morning I
New Linoleums
Spring is just around the corner and you will soon be thinking
of replenishing some of the floors which may need recovering.
A shipment of new designs in linoleums have arrived and are
now on view, some ..I" the patterns are carpet designs, suitable
for bedrooms, dining rooms; other patterns are block designs
and make good kitchen floor coverings, wc would suggest that
you take a look over our new stock and let us have the pleasure
of showing you some of the pretty patterns.
NEW CRETONNES—We have a wonderful array of cretonnes
in many ot the smart designs, in widths from 30 inches to ,vl
inches, ami the quality will give you satisfaction,
BLINDS—Window blinds nre another item in the home that
requires renewing, we have a good blind, which we are making
a special of at 95c each; better qualities $1.25, any width
SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES are constantly wearing out,
we have a wonderful special in hemstitched shoots, full .size.
and the price is only $2.50 per pair. Heavy sheets made of an
extra grade of beautiful quality sheeting large size $4.95 pair
PILLOW CASES—nur special full size case, made of a nice
even thread cotton, hemstitched 25c each. Pillow cases, our
leader, af 95c per pair is a wonderful quality and will sure
give you full value for your money.
RAYON   BEDSPREADS—What   more   ilesirenblc   than   a   nice
Ray on Bedspread to match you room, we have a good selection
in pink, maize, hcLio and white.      Prices from $3.95 up and all
are full size 80 \ 100.
Sutherland's Dry Goods
This is Worth 50c.
The coupon below, when properly filled out, Ls worth 50c  in
trade on any pair of Ladies' Shoes or Overshoes or
.Men's Shoes on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Remember this is not nn ordinary clearance sale hut a genuine
Wc have rearranged our stock,and placed  hundreds of more
paiis on the bargain racks at reduced prices in
order to sell them quickly.
A  number of  pairs of  I
•adies' .
Buy Astoria Shoes Now
.Shoes of different  style
dally priced at . . .
$1.99 A PAIR
s   spe-
You   will   never   get   another
chance to buy Astorias at cost
price.    Some  as  low as ...  .
These are not out of date
but fashoinable styles in
$6.95 A PAIR
Also a mon* complete gr<
ladies 'stylish shoes at .
,up of
a  Ladies' Tan Calf, two-eyelet
lie, with a high heel and croco
$2.99 A   PAIR
dile trim, all sizes .  . .
Vou  will find your size
$2.89 A  PAIR
and   save   money
Children's white or brown strap    Women's heavy crepe sole and
closing-out sale 65c    \v.t.\ white ennvas slippers, just
—*—*™—————————    t|l(i thing j-(„. tennis or badmin-
Misses  white  or   brown   strap | tnn  np|. nnh, $. 25
special price
ton, per pair
.Men's and boys (sizes 11 to 5) We have many other kinds, all
brown regulation tennis boots, ] marked to clear at wholesale
a   pair 95c prices.
Girls' extra strong solid leather Oxfords, size      (1*0   QC
1! to 2, per pair .    ty&JVO
Cavin's Closing Out
Name .
Cumberland, B. C.
i.- held iii tin Anglican Parish Hull daily from 0 a.m.
in 12:15 noon.
English Subjects, Singing. Drill, Sewing und Kinder-
garten Occupations.
:-: Absolutely Free :-:
—•—•—#- -
Crown Brand Sardines, 8 for  95o
Sunlight Soup, per p'k't        .       20c
Barton's Pens, size I,   10<*
.—• • •	
Frelone's Grocery
Telophonn 122
Personal Mention      |
I ft
A special meeting of the Cumberland Board of Trade will be held to-
nijyht in the King George Hotel at
7 o'clock. Dinner will be served first,
alter which routine business will he
transacted and Mr. Tom (Iraham will
deliver a special address.
»   •   •
Safety First—An amusing farce
comedy in three acts, under auspices
of the Cumberland United Church
Board. Wednesday and Thursday,
lllh and 12th of February.
The various committees ot' the Ladies Conservative Association met at
the Union Hotel on Tuesday evening
to wind up the affairs of the campaign of 1080, It has been impossible to do this before, members
either being away or unable to attend. Following dinner, cards and
a social chat rounded off a very pleasant evening. Those present included Mesdames J. Derbyshire. A. C
.Jones, P. Covert. A. W, Watson, J.
Lockner. •). Walker, F. Slaughter, T.
■lames, C. O'Brien, J. Newman, W.
Graham. B. Nicholas, \V, Woods nnd
Mrs. Bennett.
* *    *
Mr. George Tait was a week-end
visitor to N'anaimo returning to the
city on Sunday.
* #    *
Miss Chrissie Sutherland ot Port Alberni Public School staff came over on
Friday to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Sutherland, returning to the
Port on Sunday.
.Mrs, Arthur Williams entertained
at the tea hour on Thursday after-
noun at her home on Derwent avenue
in honor of Miss Harriet McNulty,
who is atpvesent the guest of her
aunt. Mrs. F. Martin. Those present
included. Mrs. H. Schrader, Mrs. P.
Martin. Mrs. W. R. Brown, Mrs. A.
Williams, Miss H. McNulty and Miss
J, Johnson.
i * *
Mrs. Matt. Stewart was hostess last
week to the Thursday Night bridge
club with two tables in play, Miss Lou
Sheppard and Mrs. J. H. Robertson
winning the prizes. Refreshments were
served during the evening.
Mrs. Ed Williams, of Union Bay. is a
patient in Cumberland hospital
The new water works dam at Port
Alberni, on which work was begun
this fall, is pracitcally completed and
represents a total outlay of $15,000,
a saving of $9,000, the estimated cost
of the project being approximately
Mr. and Mis. A. Henderson motored to Nanaimo on Thursday, return-
ing the same day accompanied by the
latter's mother, Mrs Mitchell, who. after residing in Vancouver for the past
several months, will again make ber
home here with her daughter.
Miss Florence Sehl and Miss Gallivan were joint hostesses at the
nurses' home, Cumberland General
Hospital, on Wednesday evening
when sis tables (tf bridge were in
play . Winners of prizes for the ladies being Mrs. Mumford and Mrs.
A. Nunns and for the gent's Mr. Geo.
Tarbell and Mr. Stevens. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses during the evening.
* *     ■
Friends of Mrs. Robinson, West
Cumberland, will be pleased to hear
that she is now home after her prolonged illness at the Cumberland
General Hospital.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moore
(nee Dolly Waterficld) a daughter,
at Grace Hospital, Vancouver, on
Wednesday, January -JSth.
* *    *
Mr. und Mrs. J. Dick and son motored to Nanoose on Saturday afternoon returning to this city on Sunday.
Michel folks in Cumberland at tbe
present time will be sorry to learn
of the death of Mr. Alec Almond
after a brief illness.
* >•    *
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bullock (nee
Rita Struthers) of West Cumberland,
are receiving congratulations on the
birth of a daughter at the Cumberland General Hospital on Wednesday
January 28th.
A happy social time was spent hy
the Gedunkers club when they met
at the home of Miss E. Gear, Dunsmuir avenue on Wednesday evening.
Dainty refreshments were served by
the hostess, those members present
being the Misses Evelyn Carey, Jessie Baird, Claudia Harrison, Lilian
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Murray ond Mrs.
J, Marrochi motored to Nanaimo on
Saturday returning Sunday.
Mr. W. Devoy, Jr., motored to Victoria on Wednesday, returning to this
city on Thursday evening.
Miss E. Henderson was a visitor to
Victoria   on   Wednesday,   returning
*    •    •
Mrs.  A.  Burford returned to his
home in Vancouver Friday last after
having heen the guest of Mr.  and
Mrs. D. Morgan, Minto.
Mrs. Crawford and Bernlce and Miss
Margaret McDonald motored here on
Friday visiting Mrs. C. McDonald.
Henry Watson, of the Public School
staff went down to Nanaimo on Friday
to join Nanaimo City football team
of which he is a member, crossing on
Saturday to Vancouver where a league
game was playes at Con Jones' Park.
| EACH   MEAL a feast §
.... and yet not costly  §
1 1 1
A delicious meal is something
to be proud of. But the price of
nur meats alone is something
you can be proud of. You'U
never believe how much you can
save until you try us.
I'hone 111
W. P. Symons
"The Store Thut Appreciates Your Patronage."        W
Enjoy Home
Life with the
Thfl Silver-Marshall will provide numberless hours of
enjoyment in your home.    Its dependable operations
• . . . its  magnificent   appearance .... is   further
emphasized hy the remarkably low price.   See ....
f      L. H. Finch
Silver-.Marshall Radio Denier
Phone 80 Cumberland, B.C. P. O. Box 73
.      Agent for Layritz Nurseries
The celebrated young radio
dramatist who Is producing the
series of broadrast plays written
by Merrill Denison, on the Romance of Canadian history and
going on tbe air from the Canadian National Railways' transcontinental chalu, Thursday even-
Dr. Lamb, specialist, of Vancouver
was a visitor to Cumberland during
the week.
* a     a
Mr. Fraser Watson left on Saturday morning last for Vancouver to
attend the re-union of t he 11th
C.M.R. (Canadian Mounted Rifles)
held at the New Elysium Hotel. Mr.
Watson reports having a great time
meeting old pals and recalling the
hectic days prior to November 11th,
1918. Over 150 men attended the
reunion. Mr. Watson returned on
Mrs. Marty, of Bevan. was on Thursday a visitor here, the guest of Mrs. ■
T. Tapella.
* +    *
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Davidson, of
Campbell River, were guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hudson
over the week-end.
* *    *
Misses Sarah and Annie Young returned on Friday to Powell River after attending the celebration of their
parents'  25th  wedding  anniversary.
Birthday Party For
Seven Year Old
Cumberland, Jan. 26.—For the pleas-
iue of her daughtr, Marion, and many
of her little friends, Mrs. A. Dunsmore
entertained on Wednesday afternoon
last the occasion being thc 7th birthday oi the honor guest. A merry time
was spent in various games and contests, the hostess being assisted by
her daughter, Beth, in seeing to the
comfort and enjoyment of all present.
Gracing the center of the tea table,
which was laden with delicious good
things, was the attractive birthday
cake with its seven pretty candles.
Numerous gifts were presented to
the honor guest honor of the happy
event. Prize winners were: Pinning
the donkey's tall. Audrey Younger
first. Beverley Banks second; peanut
race. Audrey Yuunger. The little
guests present included Ruth Jackson.
Nita Pilling, Beverley Banks. Catherine Wood, Audrey Younger, Oracle
Guy, Lorraine Stevenson and Mildred
Men's Musical
Visits Comox
On Sunday morning the Comox District Men's Musical went down to St.
Peter's Anglican Church at Comox
and gave the Rev. A. W. Corker a
hand in tlie services. C. W. Slllence,
the conductor, presided at the organ
throughout the service, the men composing the choir. In addition to leading in the singing, the men sang two
numbers. "Hark, Hark My Soul"
(Shelley) and "Ring Out Wild Bells"
(Fletcher), which were much appreciated by the congregation. Rev. Mr.
Corker preached a very Interesting
sermon on St. Paul.
Girls'  Talent   Club,   Holy
Trinity   Anglican   Church
will hold a
Cafe Chantant
(Something New)
One price of Admission:
Fifty Cents for Everybody.
Refreshment, served
1 Parish of Cumberland
l (Septuageiima)
l Penman, 11 a.m.; Union Bay,
j 2 p.m.; Royston. 4 p.m.; Cum-
j berland, 7 p.m.    —The Vicar.
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Just 'Phone
Phone  324 Courtenay
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A Real Laundry
Comox  Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone Courtenay 200
Malt. Thing.  Look Like New.
Men's Work Shirts, blue duck  $1.50
Men's Work Shirts, black sateen      1.50
Men's Flannel Shirts    2.25.
Men's Flannelette Shirts      1.95
.Men's Work Sox, 39c and  49
Men's Penman Underwear, per garment       95c
W. H. Anderson  -  Union Hotel
Phone 15 Cumberland
Barton fanned Peas, no. 4 size. 5 tins for  50c
Libby's Sliced Peaches, 2-tb. tins 30c, 3 for 85c.
Malkin's Best Apricots or Peaches, 1-tb. tins 25c
4 for    95c.
Sunkist Oranges, 5 dozen for 95c
Sunkist Grape Fruit, 4 for  25c
Sunkist Oranges. .'! dozen for   95c
Heinz Catsup, large bottle 30c, 3 for 85c
Heinz Pork and Beans, 2 for 25c or 9 for $1.00
Heinz Tomato Soup, 2 for 2oc or fl for $1.00
With 2 lbs. .Malkin's Best Tea or Coffee at 50c per lb.
you will get 1 tin .Malkin's Best Peas no. 3 size FREE.
Deal good only while free goods last—Get Yours Early
 • • 1—
Matt Brown's Grocery
SUCCULENT, delicious Meats ... the kind that seem
almost too good to be true. They're offered at Wilcock's
Butcher Shop daily at prices that canny housewives
•       •       •
"The Family Butcher"
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Surprising Values	
at Mumfords
When you shop in our store you're always attracted
A      by the appetizing display of high grade foodstuffs.      i
And when you ask the price ... Ah! then you're
4      doubly pleased . . . Not just today.   But every day.     i
•      •      •
Mumford's Grocery
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good"
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