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Array THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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FORTY-SIXTH YEAR—No.  8.
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With which b consolidated the Cumberland News.
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CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA     FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1927.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLL   ARS PER ANNUM
Tater And Herring
Supper Enjoyed By
Cumberland Cronies
The Cumberland "Cronies'' Burn3'
Club thoroughly enjoyed their lirst
meeting since being organized a few
weeks ago, when a real Scotch dinner
of 'tatles and herring was Held at the
Union Hotel on Saturday evening last.
A most enjoyable time was had by all
present, a very line and well balanced
musical programme having been arranged by the committee ln charge.
Those contributing to the musical
programme were Messrs. W. Robinson and A. Robinson (piano and concertina duet), R. Goodall, J. Drummond, J. Smith, J. L. Brown, Robert
Yates, J. Murray, J. Ramsay, S. Hunt
and W. Williams.
A feature of the evening's entertainment was the very able address
delivered by Mr. R. Strachan, the
"bard" of the Cumberland "Cronies."
Mr. Strachan's remarks were based on
"Burns and his Songs." The speaker,
during the course of his very able
address, said:
"There are many phases In the
study of the life of Burns, but I think
one of the most pleasing aud inspiring
Is—Burns, the song writer, nnd 1
would like to touch upon tliis phase
tonight. He has been named as the
world's greatest song writer, whlcn
may or may not be a controversial
point, but certain it is that he is the
lyric King of Scotland. We must
acknowledge our debt to Burns for
the glorious legacy of Scottish song
he has handed down to us, for its
wealth of quantity und quality, and
for the medium tbey afford for social
intercourse between his countrymen
scattered over the globe. The heart
of the Scot glows with pride when he
hears the songs of Burns. They fit
our every mood, for we have the gay,
the humorous, the martial, the patriotic aud the beautiful love songs.
"Burns, in his day, found many
songs in Scotland with lovely tunes,
but obscene words. These he assiduously collected, and, while preserving
the music, substituted for the gross-
ness and filth some of his finest sentiments, and herein lies a tragedy. In
making this collection, Burns, naturally, had to write these songs In his
own hand as he heard them sung and
lay them aside until he could work on
them. The unfortunate part is thut
he did not have the opportunity to
destroy them before his death, consequently they were collected and
published. There is always a Judas,
and there' was one or more of them,
for Burns was betrayed after his
death, and there was foisted on his
fair name the most filthy, stinking
and disgusting collection of obscenity
that detractors of his fame wcre only
too ready to believe came from his
own pen. 1 refer to the so-called
'Merry Muses.' It took a tremendous
amount ot work to offset the effects
of this publication, but this has now
been satisfactorily accomplished and
it has been consigned to well merited
oblivion.
"Burns wrote altogether about 400
songs and it is to be regretted that so
few of them are familiar to our singers. He wrote his flrst song 'Handsome Nell,' before he was 15 years of
age and while It does not contain the
polish and finesse of his more mature
productions, lt ls interesting to note
the awakening of the poetic spirit in
the young lad, which later reached its
zenith in the man.
" 'Green Orow the Rashes' is an
instance of the purifying effect of
Burns on the old songs, the last verse
of which contains what Is perhaps thc
finest compliment ever paid to woman
kind in song.
The celebrated birthday song, 'Ran-
tin', Rovln' Robin,' requires no explanation; wc all know It und we ull
like to sing it.
" 'Auld Lang Syne.' What a wonderful song, and under what varying
circumstances it is sung.
"'Scots Wha Mac,' which Is now
recognized as the National Anthem of
Scotland, came very near to being one
of the unknown songs of Burns, as
Thomson did not like the music to
which tho Poet had set 11, and altered
It to tho tune of 'Lewie Gordon,'
which necessitated an alteration In
tbe words. Bums protcsteil against
this and eventually Thomson snw his
error, ami returned to the original
tune. Now 'Scots Wha line' Is with
us for all time."
Mr. Strachan touched briefly upon
several of Burns' other songs, his
remarks being listened to In profound
silence. In conclusion, the speaker
Bald:
"Burns rendered his country a service, the value of which could not be
estimated; he left us a heritage of
song and it should be the ambition of
all to endeavor to be worthy of that
trust.
"Let us uphold Auld Scotland, her
traditions and her poet, then wc shall
realize that
'From scenes as these Auld Scotia's
grandeur springs,
That make her loved ot home, revered
abroad.'"
B.E.S.L. WHIST DRIVE
SUCCESSFUL AFFAIR
The whist drive and dance of-the
Cumberland Branch of the Canadian
Legion of the B.E.S.L., held on Friday
evening last, proved to be a huge
success. The winners at whist were:
Ladles' flrst, Mrs. T. Bates; second,
Mrs. L. Brown; Gentlemen's first, Mr.
T. Bates; second, Mrs. T. Armstrong
(substituting for a gent.) After refreshments, Plump's Orchestra supplied the music for the dance which
was continued until midnight.
District Badminton
Tournament To Be
Held March 9-10
The annual Comox District Badminton tournament wlll be held at
the Imperial Pavilion, Royston, on
Wednesday and Thursday, March 9th
and loth. This was decided at a
meeting held at Royston on Tuesday
evening last when representatives of
each club In the district were present.
Messrs. Mumford and Symons represented the Cumberland Benior club,
whilst Messrs. Mounce and MacLean
attended from the United Church
club. Miss Wood and MIsb Lyche
represented Comox whilst Mrs. Shenstone and Mr. Harry Idlens looked
after (he interests of the Imperial
club.
Entries, which are open to any
player In the Comox District, must be
in tbe hands of the secretary not later
than noon of Tuesday, March 1st.
Entry fee of $1 entitles entrant to
participate ill all events, singles and
doubles and mixed doubles.
COT FOR BEGINNERS
This year a cup will be donated for
competitiou In mixed doubles amongst
lirst year players. It is hoped by this
means that a larger number of entries will be received. Members of
the different clubs are asked to hand
their entries Into their club secretary
not later than on Tuesday, March 1st,
and In the event of a player not a
member of any club, entry to be made
to the club secretary-most convenient.
Club secretaries are as follows: Cumberland Senior Club, L. R. Finch;
Cumberland United Church Club,
Charles Nash; Imperial Club, Royston, Mrs. F. R. Shenstone; Comox
Club, Miss A. M. Wood.
Thc following arrangements were
made at the meeting on Tuesday:
1. Entries by teams and fees must
be in to the secretary of each club
by noon of Tuesday. March 1st.
2. The fee is one dollar ($1.00)
per player.
3. Preliminaries of all events, and
semi-finals and finals of ladles' singles
shall go to eleven (11) points. All
other games shall go to fifteen (15)
pofnts.
4. All preliminaries Bhall be played on Wednesday, March 9. Seml-
Ilnals and finals shall be played on
Thursday, March 10th.
5. The tournament will be carried
nut under the English badminton
rules.
6. Referees and linesmen will be
appointed  by tbe committee.
7. Decisions of referees must be
accepted as absolutely final.
8. There shall be settings only In
the finals.
9. The winner of each set will be
the one winning the best of three (3)
games.
10. The draw will take place on
the evening of March 1st.
11. There wlll be a charge ot
twenty-five cents (25c) for spectators.
The entrance fee for the flrst year
players (mixed doubles trophy) ls 50c
per player.
Intermediates To
Meet In Severe
Test On Sunday
The Cumberland and Courtenay
football teams will tangle horns on
Sunday In a league fixture which
promises to bc one of thc best seen
here this season. Courtenny is under
the impression that the locals have
been playing with horse shoes ln
tlielr pockets throughout this league,
] and are out to break this lucky streak.
, Cumberland Is fielding the strongest
team of the season, namely: goal, M.
Stewart; backs, Marshall and Jackson; halves, Weir, Farmer, Little;
forwards, McLeod, Gibson, Campbell,
Plump and Somerville. The game ls
scheduled to start at 2:30 sharp.
St. David's Day
Celebration To
Be Big Affair
Plans for the celebration of Saint
David's Day, Tuesday, March 1st, have
just about been completed by the
Welsh Society of Cumberland, and
from all Indications the event Is going
to be greater and more successful
than that of last year. The Society
has taken a wise step In securing the
old Mercantile Store building for the
Bupper, as this wlll do away with
much of the annoyance caused by
having to clear away tables (or the
dance, which was the case last year
when the supper was held in the Hollo dance hall.
The celebration will open at 6:30
p.m. in the Ilo-llo theatre with a truly
Welsh concert, to be followed by the
Bupper aB stated above, and this in
turn to be followed by the dance in
the Ilo-llo hall. Plump's Orchestra
has been engaged tor this latter and
will play a programme ot mixed
dances.
Following is the programme tor
the concert:
Chairman's Remarks
"Hen Wlad Fy Nhadan"
Piano solo   Mrs. R. Rodgcrs
Song   Mr. G. Harding
Song  .'..... Mrs. Jones
Song   Mr. T. Lewis
Song   Mrs. R. James
Piano  duet  	
Miss P. Hunden and C. Edwards
Song   Mrs. Stewart
Cornet solo Mr. W. Jackson
Song   Mr. S. Jones
Song   Mr. G. Cole
"God Save the King"
The crib game, the last game ln the
district crlbbage league and which
should have been played at Union
Bay on Wednesday last, between
Bevan and the shipping point boys,
was postponed and will very probably
be held during the coming week.
Large Attendance
At Funeral Of
Miss S.Lawrence
The funeral of the late Miss Sarah
E. Lawrence, 14-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lawrence, was
held last Saturday afternoon from
thfe family residence, West Cumberland. There was a very large attendance of friends from far and near
points. Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pastor of
Cumberland United Church, conducted
the services at the home and graveside, while the pall-bearers were
George Robertson, Robert Bennle,
William Bennle, William Walker,
John  Lockner and  Stanley  Mounce.
The floral tributes were very numerous and beautiful, and are gratefully acknowledged herewith:
Pillow — Mother, Daddy, Jennie,
Helen, and Stanley.
Wreaths—Grandma and Grandpa,
Aunt 'Jennie and Uncle Jack, Uncle
Bill, Uncle Jimmie and Aunt Eunice,
Mrs. Geo. Robertson, Nettle and
George; Mrs. Wylle and Joe; Mr. and
Mrs. C. Dando and family; Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Walker and family; Mr. and
Mrs. D. Stafford, Headquarters, B.C.;
Mr. and Mrs. T. Comb and family;
Mr. and Mrs. Toy; Mah Sing.
Cross—Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bone, of
Nanaimo, B. C.
Hearts—Aunt Roslnda, Pattie and
Emily, Nanaimo, B. C; Mr. and Mrs.
T. Walters and Jim Bennett, Nanaimo.
Sprays—Mr. and Mrs. S. Tembey.
Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs. J. Naylor, Nanaimo; Misses A. and F. Kenyon,
Nanaimo; Mrs. D. Stevenson; Mr. and
Mrs. A. Farmer; Mr. and Mrs. R.
Freeburn and family; Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Robertson and Helen; Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Lockhart and family; Mr.
and Mrs. J. Williams and family; Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Walker; Mildred Lockner; Mr. and Mrs. J. Derbyshire; Mr.
aid Mrs. F. Slaughter; Mr. and Mrs.
T| James; Violet Robertson; Gladys
Mjlller; Tommy and Johnnie Robertson.
Globe—Sam C. Young.
OLD TIME DANCES
ARE POPULAR EVENTS
Age has a tendency to decrease the
popularity of certain events, but it
can be truthfully said that this ls not
so of the old time dances every Saturday evening In the Ilo-llo hall. In
fact, as each week passes, these
affairs are drawing more and more
converts to the old time polkas, Circassian circles, etc., and the dash of
modernism introduced by the occasional fox trots and one-steps ls just
enough to hold the young folk without driving away the old. Why not
attend tomorrow night? Dancing trom
9 to 12, and the admission Is SOc for
gentlemen and 10c for ladles.
Comox Heavies
Win Hard Game
Against Seniors
Intermediate League Standings
P. W.  L. Pts.
Cumberland  High  S... 3 3    0    6
Cumberland  Cougars.. 3 2     14
Courtenay High S  2 112
Courtenay   Intermed's. 2     0    2    0
Comox  Intermediates.. 2 0    2     0
Woman ls thc most pleasing sort of
trouble known to man—see "Summer
Bachelors."
Boost the Cumberland Volunteer
Fire Department by attending their
annual Masquerade Ball In the Ilo-llo
hall on March 17th.
Chinese Situation Would Ee
Followed By A Demand For
Western Necessities Is Claim
Upwards of eighty members of the
Comox District Canadian Club attended the dinner at the Courtenay Hotel
Wednesday night and heard Justice
M. A. MacDonald, of Vancouver, In a
masterly and scholarly address, the
like of which has never before been
heard in the district. At the close ot
his brilliant discourse, the distinguished speaker was tendered an
ovation that made the rafters of the
popular hotel shake to their very
foundations. Justice MacDonald Instilled Into his audience the paramount importance of the development
of a sane and wholesome public opinion.   This was his theme throughout
] WEDDINGS I
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Auchlnvole • Strachan
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
MacLean, Vancouver, was the scene
of a quiet wedding last Tuesday,
when Frances Robertson, younger
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. H. Strachan
of Cumberland, and Alexander Auchlnvole. youngest son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Auchlnvole, Union Bay, were united
In marriage. After the ceremony the
young couple left for Belllngham and
will return on Sunday to Cumberland
via Victoria.
Gropp • Grant
St. John's Church, Victoria, was the
Bcene of a pretty wedding Monday
evening, when Rev. F. A. P. Chadwick
united la marriage Jessie Barbara,
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Grant, formerly of Royston,
and William Henry Gropp, eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gropp, of Victoria. Dr. J. F. Grant gave the bride,
his sister, in marriage. The bridesmaids were Miss Violet Mclnnes and
Miss Madge McCullum, while the
groom was supported by J. V. Nor-
cross, E. Dyson and Archie Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Gropp left for Vancouver and Portland, where they will
spend the honeymoon, the bride
travelling in a sports suit of navy
blue and gray with close-fitting hat
to match.
an addresB of one hour and a half ln
which the importance of the subject
was considered from a national and
International aspect.
A wonderfully clear mental picture
was painted of the disastrous results
of war and the necessity of replacing
warfare by International arbitration,
The speaker strongly indicated an unprecedented development in the
Orient, a large part of which was
now shaking off the shackles of centuries.
The Chinese situation would be followed by a demand for western necessities and means of transportation,
thus offering a tremendous field for
commercial expansion. He showed
how civilization for thousands of
years has steadily been marching
Westward and predicted that it would
continue to do so.
Sane and moral publlc opinion
would act on this civilization as does
the governor of an engine.
At the conclusion of the address,
Mr. Theed Pearse, of Courtenay, expressed the appreciation of the audience In a very dignified manner. Dr.
George Ker MacNuughton. of Cumberland, president of the District
Canadian Club, occupied thc chair.
About twenty members from this city
made the Journey to the Courtenay
hotel and one and all expressed the
hope that Justice .MacDonald could
be prevailed upon to visit the district
on Home future occasion.
Mr. F. D. Pickard and Mr. Rupert
Shaw were joint hosts at an evening
of Bridge In the Anglican Church hall
on Friday evening last. The hall had
been beautifully decorated for the
occasion and with the placing of a
number of easy chairs In tllc hall, a
very "homey" spectacle greeted the
guests on arrival. During thc evening, delectable refreshments were
served, Bridge being resumed Immediately after and continuing until midnight. Prizes were given, the following being successful: Gent's first, Mr.
Conway; second, Mr. Robinson; Ladles first, Mrs. Conway; second, Miss
Burroughs.
On Thursday last the Band hall
was the scene of three of the snappiest basketball games seen In this
'district for many moons. All three
games were fast and clean, keeping
tbe fans guessing as to which team
would be on the long end of the
score at the final toot of the whistle
High School Won Handily
In the opening event the Cumberland High School and the Courtenay
Intermediates took the floor. This
game started off with a bang and before long the Intermediates had
tallied, but the High School soon
equalized through Conrod. From then
until the end of the flrst half the
students had a slight edge on the plav
which ended 12-6 In their favor, in
the second half Courtenay put on a
spurt and were leading 18-15, mostly
through Sutton's efforts, wbo. by thc
way, did considerable double dribbling which was never called. After
Courtenay's little rally, the High
School settled down and Conrod. who
was playing a fine game, scored the
necessary baskets to nose out Courtenay by the score .of 24-20. L. Buckley
refereed.
Cougars Are Well Named
The lithe Cougars next sprung on
the floor to do duty against the Comox Intermediates. After seeing the
Cougars out there against the Comox
"heavies" one can easily realize how
David looked when going out to slay
Goliath. But the Cougars motto ls
"the bigger tbey are, the harder thev
fall," and after much fast play, featured by good combination, the Cougars subdued their prey by the tune of
20-14. Not a great lead, but splendid
considering the difference In size.
Local Seniors Lose Tight Game
Then came the final game between
the Comox and Cumberland seniors,
with a cup practically assured the
winners. Comox was keyed up for
this game and were out to win or
die fighting, while Cumberland seemed
to be a little too sure of tbe outcome.
Right from the toot of thc whistle
the game started off at a fast clip,
with both baskets being visited In
turn. But Comox were as much al
home in the Cumberland hall as If It
were their own. and ran In two
baskets before the locals could fathom
their opponent's defense. Plump and
Tucker did not seem to have any luck
111 shooting, lhe hall rolling all
around tho ring and dropping out
Instead of In. But for all thai, tlle
first half ended with the score Standing nt 8-8.
Ill the second half, Comox continued tlielr close checking game and
practically brought the famous short
passing game of the locals to a standstill. And In the meantime they
were dropping In baskets at every
opportunity until thc Bcore stood at
18-10. At this stage ot the gnme th:
locals hit their stride and kept the
Comox guards busy juggling balls.
But the miners wcre too late in getting going, the game ending 20-17 In
favor of Comox.
Comox   wero  full  value  for  their
win antl deserve much credit on thc
night's play.   J. Cameron refereed to
the satisfaction ot all, there being no
,'disputes over his decisions.
Provincial Police To
Collect Trade Licences
On Commission Basis
COURTENAY, Feb. 22.—At Monday
night's city council meeting a preliminary discussion of estimates for tbe
year revealed the Information that
the school requirements will be fifty
per cent higher than for last year.
No definite figures were made known,
however.
Cement Sidewalks for Union St
The Public Works Committee reported having made a tour of Inspection with a view to basing estimates
for the year. Tbe Important Items
decided upon were the hard-surfacing
of the Lake Trail road and side-walk
from the E. & N. Railway to the city
limits. Later in the evening Alderman Douglas also gave notice of
introducing a by-law which would
provide means for constructing a
cement side-walk on both sides ot
Union Street from Isabel to Wallace
Streets at an approximate cost ot
Ave thousand dollars. The matter ot
constructing a road to the swimming
pool on the Puntledge River had been
Investigated and ll was found that
tbls road would cost $25,000. Aid.
D'ouglas was therefore in favor ot
constructing a good trail Into this
place in the meantime. Application
had been made for tbe renewal of
permission to haul gravel from the
Canadian Collieries' pit on the Cumberland road and permission had been
granted.
May Extend Light Service
Aid. MacDonald, reporting for the
Electric Committee, drew attention to
the present as being a favorable time
to extend the electric light service
where required. He had received
numerous enquiries from various
parts of the district, which he thought
should receive every attention as
under the existing contract with the
Colliery Company the city could utilize nearly twice as much electrical
energy than Is at present being used.
Mayor McKenzie reported tbat he
had made arrangements with the
Provlnclal Police whereby the police
would collect the 1927 trades licenses
on a seven and one-half per cent
commission basis. The aldermen expressed approval of this arrangement.
Alderman Wants Totem Poles
Aid. Wallls submitted a short report on property under the Better
Housing Scheme. Aid. Pearse again
brought up the matter of charges for
water consumption at points outside
the city. It was found that the bylaw was not being enforced as tar aa
the Lake Trail road area was concerned. Not many consumers were
involved, and after considerable discussion it was decided to enforce tbe
by-law, which calls for a charge of
twenty-flve per cent more than for
consumers Inside the city. Alderman
Pearse also made suggestions on the
Improvement of Warren Avenue and
the purchasing of one or more totem
poles for the city.
Mr. Joseph Orr made personal application for the purchase of two lots
at the rear of his dwelling. Before
setting a price on the property the
city will Inspect the lots.
Mr. Farmier applied for an increased payment for his services at tbe
city dumping grounds. After considering the matter at some length, In
which the old auto parts played a
prominent part, It was decided to
remunerate the applicant to the extent ot $100 per year to be paid quarterly.
Mayor McKenzie and Aid. MacDonald leave for Victoria today on business. City Clerk. Mr. C. S. Wood, wlll
also accompany them to Victoria and
while there will check over the
assessment roll.
Don't forget to remember the grand
Masquerade Ball of the Cumberland
Fire Department in the Ilo-llo hall on
March  17th. St. Patrick's Day.
Trustees - Inspector
Meet Behind Closed
Doors; Press Retire
Inspector James M. Patterson was
a visitor lo Cumberland Monday last
und met the Bchool Board In an endeavor to tlnil soma solution to the
problem of llnanclng manual training
and home economics, .Mr Patterson
stated that be had a plan to present
to the Board, which he thought would
solve the difficulty, but at this juncture representatives of the Press
were asked lo withdraw and thc meeting then went on behind closed doors.
On Tuesday evening Mr. Patterson
again conferred with a joint meeting
of the Trustees and City Council.
Little information has been given out
for publication, but it Is presumed
that the inspector's plan was a satisfactory one. At any rate, arrangements for manual training and home
economics are going on apace at the
local schools.
Watch for postors announcing the
prize list for tiie Firemen's masquerade ball on March 17th. It's a big one.
ataa:^M*=eag*:ag^^
"One Increasing Purpose"
Ilo-llo Theatre, Cumberland
BIG DOUBLE FEATURE
"Whispering Smith"
This Friday and Saturday PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1927.
KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON
The boss growled at the grimy
boy who brought him the proof
of a job of printing. The job
did not suit the boss and he
bawled out the messenger boy,
adding a few oaths for good
measure. As the printer's boy
left the man's oilice he uttered
"Aw, keep your shirt on" and
went down the stairs.
It all come about because the
man who ordered the printing
had not furnished the proper
copy, he had not made it plain
as to his own ideas regarding
the style in which he wanted the
type set. The employees at the
print shop had done thc best
they could under the circumstances, but they had not caught
the. customer's idea. So the
customer bawled out the boy
with the proof. The boy came
back to the office in bad temper
and his report upset the printer
who had set up the job and the
thing went on until the entire
force were out of fix. All because one man became impatient
and couldn't keep his shirt on.
Impatience seldom brings success, it dries the blood and often
breeds ill-temper. Ill temper
produces rage and rage weakens
the heart. As great and numerous as are the vcies of men,
no fault stands so much in the
way of the average man's success as impatience. The really
big man never goes around raising the devil with other people.
He rarely swears or sputters.
He simply works hard, sticks to
it, does one thing at a time, and
keeps calm and prudent. He
makes friends and holds them
because he is patient and considerate of the other fellow.
Learn to keep your shirt on under the trying circumstances
and you have learned one of the
most useful lessons in life.
DON'T BELIEVE IT
A good many wise old sayings
are the bunk. One of the best
j known of these was probably
I said in a spirit of satire, but has
come to be looked upon as a
proverb: "Every knock is a
' boost."
Every knock is not a boost.
| Every knock is a knock, and all
hurt. Many a good man has
| been relegated to obscurity just
j through the continual knocking
of his jealous contemporaries.
j This is true of statesmen, poli-
. ticians and the men in the less
prominent professions. He is
indeed a clever dodger who can
manage to escape with a whole
skin when the anvil chorus
starts in earnest. Ask the man
who has been knocked for years
by people in his own organization,   lie can a tale unfold.
Another grand old fraud in
the way of slogans is: "Sticks
and stones may break your
bones, but lies will never hurt
you." It sounds wonderful, but
don't depend upon it. It does
not mean anything. As a matter of fact lies do hurt you, and
they grow and grow and become
more virulent because the person lied about is usually the last
one to hear about it and has no
chance to chase these fabrications to earth and nail them.
The public is more prone to accept a plausibly told lie than an
absolute truth.   A lie i3 danger
ous and dangerous chiefly to the
victim.
And every knock is a knock
—and nothing else. Paste this
in your hat, because it is the
truth.
A. 0. F. DANCE AT
IMPERIAL PAVILION
HITCHENS HERO OF
HOWE SOUND SOCCER
LEAGUE GAME
The Cumberland Branch of the
Ancient Order of Foresters will hold
a monster dance at the Imperial Pavilion, Royston, on Saturday, March
5th, dancing from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.,
witb the Novelty Five of Nanaimo
supplying tlie music. Admission, $1
for gentlemen, GOc for ludies. Mr.
Gomel* Harding, the well known tenor
singer, has been engaged and will
entertain with songs during the supper intermission,
Mr. I'. .McNiven will run his big
truck to the dance, leaving the Post
Ofllce, Cumberland, nt 9 p.m. The
return fare wlll be 50c.
The Woodflbre team is now assured
of the championship of the Howe
Sound soccer league, by virtue of
their last win over Britannia Mines.
| Cumberland friends of Charlie Hltch-
i ens will be pleased to hear that the
! elongated one was the hero of the
! game. A report says:
I "The feature of the game was a fine
j goal from the foot of Hitchens direct
j from a coi ner-kick, while King also
headed a lovely point from a pretty
centre by the same player, and Hale
| repeated later in the game. At half-
| time Woodlibre led 4-0. The winners
j wero at full strength but the Mines
lucked two of their regular plnyerB.
I "Woodlibre carries off the McGeer
I trophy for the league championship,
anil each player will receive a medal
lo coniinciuornte their success."
Taking as bis subject, "Japan," the
ltev. E. O. Robathan delivered a very
interesting led ure in the Royston
school house last Thursday afternoon.
A very good attendance was recorded
and a number of lantern slides were
shown to illustrate tlie speaker's remarks.
ANNOUNCEMENT
One of the biggest prize lists ever
offered at a masquerade! That's the
list for tlie Firemen's masquerade ball
In thc Ilo-llo ball on March 17th.
Mrs, J. Murray, hairdresser, late of
Dunsmuir Avenue, begs to announce
to her many patrons that she has removed to No. 37 Camp, West Cumberland, where she will be pleased to
meet her old and new patrons.
Love for love—marriage for advantage.   See "Summer Bachelors."
P.-T.-A. MEETING MONDAY
The regular monthly meeting of the
Parent-Teacher Association will bc
held In the School at 7:30 o'clock
next Monday evening. Mr. W. Jackson will he the speaker on this occasion, taking as his subject "Physical
Exercise and its Effects and Benefits,"
with  practical  demonstrations.
LOST—Pair of EyeglasBeB with dark
rims, In case bearing name of For-
cininier, eye specialist. Lost on
Sunday or Monday, Feb. 13-14. Will
llnder please phone 187, Cumberland.  U.
As a climax to a successful season,
the four teams in the district crlbbage league will hold a social evening
in the Veterans' Hall on Friday, the
11th of March. Members of all teams
will be ln attendance, and any others
interested may attend upon payment
of $1.00. These latter are asked to
give their names Into Mr. T. Robertson, at the Athletic Club, net later
than March 8th.
A feature of the evening will be
matches between the top and bottom
teams ot the league and between the
two middle teams. The two winners
will then play off for what will probably be called the unofficial championship of the district. A good time Is
assured all who attend, and refreshments will be served.
FOR SALK—Sittings of White Wyan-
I    dot  Eggs.  75  cents.   Apply  Court
lloyston Road.
8-11   M
When the wife's away, the old boy'll
play.   See "Summer Bachelors."
FOR SALE—1 small Donkey Engine
to sell cheap.- $550.00. Apply to
MIsb B. Chamberlain, Herlot Bay,
B. C. MO
FOR SALE—3-Room Houbc Garage,
Barn, small outbuildings. Four
acres, some cleared, situate on the
Trent Road. No reasonable offer
refused. Apply Box 231, Cumberland. 7-10
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
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PORT ALBERNI NEWS
COMMENTS ON MATCH
WON BY CUMBERLAND
Following Is a portion of the report
printed by the "Port Alberni News"
on the recent soccer game between
Cumberland and West Coast United,
which the former team won by two
goals to one:
"By the official score of two goals
to one Cumberland's football aggregation secured the necessary points
from West Coast United on Sunday
afternoon to practfcally cinch the
Neill Cup in the Comox-Alberni football league for this season.
"Cumberland probably showed up
to better advantage on the play of
the day owing to the weakened lineup of the United team, but the score
does not give full credit to the local
team, who were certainly entitled to
a draw, at least.
"West Coast United actually scored
three goals, the first one thirty-two
minutes from commencement, another
one minute later, which was said to
be off-side, and another near the finish
of the lirst half, which was disallowed
by Referee Jones for reasons so farfetched that Cumberland spectators
started to storm the Held ln protest.
"Cumberland's two goals were scored In the first half, the first one seventeen minutes after the start from
a corner kick and the resulting mixup in front of Ferry, who was unable
to save, and the second one came five
minutes before the finish of the first
half, with Perry out of the net, after
having made a thrilling attempt to
clear, Galliford made a reach for the
ball as it went towards the net, but
missed.
"Spectacular goal-keeping by Johnnie Perry kept the score of Cumberland at the minimum and lf the
United forward line could have been
at full strength a clear win would
have been secured in spite of adverse
decisions by the referee. Jack Coles,
the snappy Inside left of the United
team, was unavoidably absent, and
Bob Wilson was away off his usual
form, which weakened the entire left
wing of the team.
"Referee's decisions are sometimes
peculiar, and they sometimes spoil a
game. Jones, of Union Bay, who
bandies the whistle for Cumberland
games and ls often called upon to
officiate at important matches at other
provincial points, is supposed to be
one of the best officials In the business. Certainly, the United supporters and team had no kick coming
when he performed on the local
grounds when Cumberland played
hero recently. But, Mr. Jones was
home ou Sunday. Perhaps tbat makes
a difference. Without mentioning iu
detail that off-side goal, which some
authorities contend was not off-Blde,
and only referring to that last-minute penalty in the lirst game at Cumberland, which cost the United team
two points, lt would be interesting
to know by what stretch of the Imagination Mr. Jones capae to the conclusion that the bajl on that long-shot
by Dick Broad on Sunday came to bu
fouled. Never this season has there
beeu such a clear-cut goal aud seldom do spectators get the opportunity
of witnessing such a play in a closely
contested gunie. Frdm a point ut
right und about twenty yards from
the penalty line Broad took a free
kick that just dropped enough to
bump the lower side of the cross-bar,
causing the ball to carom Into the net
and bounce back into play, aided by
the goalie. Evidently it was the play
that followed the goal that Jones took
advantage of. It was an unpopular
decision thnt spoiled an otherwise
good game, and Incidentally did not
get the approval of citizens In the
home-town of tbe referee."
ISLAND COAL TRADE
OUTLOOK IS BETTER
An improvement in business conditions is reported on the Island during
the past week. The coal output shows
an 8,000-ton advance on the corresponding week of 1020, In spite of the
fact that two smaller mines are not
operating now which were ln production a year ago.
There Is a distinct feeling of en-
SATURDAY SPECIALS
MEAT PIES ASSORTED PASTRY
BUTTER HORNS
Apple, Lemon and Pineapple Pies
Marocchi Bros.
PHONE 11 CUMBERLAND, B. C
Try our Cracked Wheat Loaf
STa4R LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. C.
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It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
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TRUCK AND GENERAL DELIVERY
PETER McNIVEN—CUMBERLAND        Phone 150
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
QUALITY
WE HAVE A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
Try our Layer Cakes, they are lovely
EAT McBRYDE'S PREMIER WHOLE WHEAT
BREAD AND LIVE IN THE PATHWAY OF
HEALTH
PURCHASE YOUR BREAD AND CAKES FROM
McBRYDE'S BAKERY
AND TEA ROOMS
The White Store
First-class Certificates for Bread, Cake, Confectionery
Courtenay, B. C.
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completed. Telephone subscribers are asked
to refer to it for all numbers wanted and to
destroy all old directories or other lists in
their possession.
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couragement in regard to forest products, the Important sales of timber
In northern parts of the Island having
given promise of areas opening up
which were held out of production
during financial reorganizations. Each
week this year has' seen some announcement calculated to Indicate the
Interest held ln Vancouver Island timber. As the $360,000,000 marketing
merger of Pacific Northwest lumber
Interests progresses, it is reported to
be particularly strong ln mill properties, but not so well provided with
standing timber, so that the fine
stands on the Island are certain to be
more definitely in demand by large
operators.
Announcement in the last few days
in the fishing industry concern two
new plants for divergent uses In th?
handling of thc product of neighboring waters.
Specialized Industries
The value of the specialized industries connected with agriculture,
which have been successfully experimented with on the Island, appears to
have aroused the Interest of legislators during the week, particularly
seed-growing and bulb culture. The
most Interesting statement of the past
week has been lu the Intimation that
the sale of Island cut Ilowers on consignment on the Mainland Is under
organization now. This project Is of
Importance to growers lit the lower
part of the Island, around Victoria
and In the Cowlchan Valley.
When statistics of production during 1026 come to be analyzed ln the
near future, they will show a marked
advance In a number of lines, except
mineral production. It has been already made clear that the colliery
output showed a decline over the
whole period, but with the prospective
reopening of some of the dormattt
metallferous mines this year, the loss
on coal should be counterbalanced by
gain In metal during 1927. A considerable business ls being done on the
Island In non-metallic minerals used
in other lines of industry, as talcs,
bauxite and clay products. Utilization of the Malahat marble quarry Is
one of the possibilities this year.
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Puzzle No. 260
"I observe," said a waiter at one of
the popular restaurants, "that a girl
pays only 20 cents for her lunch, and
a man pays 30, but If that same man
brought In that same girl, the bill
would be $3 for the couple. It got
$20 from the last twenty customers,
so I leave It for you to figure out the
number of single girls, men and
couples there must have been."
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Puzzle No. 261
From each of the following proverbs, in their order, take one word,
and with the 11 words thus selected
form another proverb:
Better is tbe last smile than the first
laughter.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Art.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Extravagance   will   eat   one   out   ot
house and home.
Tbe head gray and no brains yet.
Half a loaf Is better than no bread.
When the wine is in the wit is out.
Your trumpeter Is dead so you sound
yourseif.
Wine and youth are fire upon fire.
Ye arks know more than books.
All is soon ready ln an orderly house.
Your looking glass will tell you what
none of your friends wlll.
The present age Is always to blame.
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Puzzle No. 262
Take a French soldier, subtract
handwriting, add a god's drink, subtract a sailor, add a wild animal, add
a male, subtract a Berliner, add a
division and the resulting letters will
spell CONNECTICUT.
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Puzzle No. 263
Mrs. Wlggs explains to Lovey Mary
that she has a larger square cabbage
patch now than she had last year,
and will therefore have 211 more
cabbages. How many of our puzzle-
Ists can correctly estimate upon Mrs.
Wlggs' crop of cabbage heads bo as
to gel n line on the sauerkraut trust!
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Puzzle No. 264
The blanks in each of the following
sentences are to be filled by placing
in the first space a word, which decapitated and placed in the next ■pace
will make the sentence entire.
It Is peculiar that and	
both mean exclusive, otherwise synonyms.
As to whether the creature had one
 or two was the ludicrous point
of upon which the case turned.
In  this balmy     the orange,
lemon and   are found.
Do not   upon the   and
then saw It off.
The game was   but we managed to   in the last Inning.
The   must wither unless we
have more 	
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Additional puzzles  as  well as the
answers to the foregoing, will appear
in this column next week.
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Answers to Last Week's Pussies
No. 255—Delaware, Georgia, Ethan
Allen, Putnam, Tlconderoga, Stark,
Princeton.
No. 256—BOA plus BEER minus
BEE equals BOAR.
No. 257—BUI Sykes worked 16 2-S
days and loafed 13 1-3 days.
No. 258—The word NAMELESS.
No. 259—PIG plus PANE minus
PAN plus BEE plus TON minus BEET
equals PIGEON.
Absence makes the old boy wander.
See "Summer Bachelors."
P.P. Harrison, M. L. A.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Olllce
Courtenay           Phone 218
Local Offlco
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone  115R or 14
CUNARD
ANCHOR
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CANADIAN SERVICE
FROM HALIFAX
To Plymouth-Havre-Londea
Antonla Mar. 7 Ausonla Mar. It
To Londonderry aid Glasgow
Letitla Mar. 28
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Auranla Mar. 14, Apr. 11
FROM NEW TOBK
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Auranla Mar. 12        Caronla Mar. II
To Cherbourg and Sonthaaptei
Berengaiia Mar. 12, Apr. 6, 27
Aquitanla Mar. 19, Apr. 20, May 11
•Mauretanla Apr. 13, May 4, 25
To Londonderry and Glasgow
Cameronla *lar. 12     Letitla Mar. tt
To Plymouth-Havre-London
Antonla Mar. 6 Ascanla Mar. 11
FROM BOSTON
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Caronla Mar. 20        Laconia Apr. S
* Calls at Plymouth, Eaatbound
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full information from local agents or Company's Offices, 622 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Cumberland Supply Store
Rickson's Old Stand Dunsmuir Avenue
We aim to give the Public the best Quality Goods at
a reasonable Price.   Our Cash and Carry Prices for
Saturday and Monday are as follows:
Quaker Pork and Beans (Ind.) 3 for $ .23.
Quaker Pork and Beans No. 2, each  15
Heinz Pork and Beans (baked) 2 for 23
Heinz Pork and Beans (baked) medium, each 16
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2's, per tin  13
Okanagan Tomatoes, 2's, per*tin  16
Quaker Corn, per tin  16
Good Serviceable Brooms, each  50
Better and Stronger Brooms, each  75
Quick Quaker Rolled Oats (China) per pkg 43
Old Dutch Cleanser, 2 for 23
Royal Purple Maramalade, 4-lbs.,  60
Quaker Corn Flakes, 9 for  1.00
Regal Salt, 2 for 25
White Star Yeast Cakes, each  07
Baker's Cocoanut, Va-lb pkgs 20
Malt Vinegar, guart bottles     .27
Toilet Paper, 6 rolls for  25
Blue Ribbon Coffee, 1-tb tins  70
White Swan Soap, 6 bars for 25
Crisco, 1-lb tins, each  33
Try our famous Vancouver Butter
Guaranteed Pure
Shelly's Cakes and Bread
CUMBERLAND SUPPLY STORE
Phone 155 Phone 155 \m
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1927.
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DRAMA AND THRILLS        CLYDE "ALMOST SERVED"
Abound in Big Railroad Picture
"Whispering Smith."
Few screen plays nre so saturated
with melodrama, thrills aud sympathy
as Is "Whispering Smith," a Metropolitan picture, which will be shown
at the llo-Ilo Theatre this week-end,
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 20.
Frank Spearman, author of the story,
wrote from authentic data—the history of the railroads, (luting the romantic period when tho Rocky Mountains were the objective of all railways.
H. B. Warner is cast in the title
role and Lillian Rich. John Bowers,
Lllyan Tnshman, Eugene Pallette.
Will Walling^ Richard Neill, James
Mason, Warren Rodgers, Nelson McDowell and Robert Edeaon are exceptional factors in the cast which
makes this production a human document of real value.
You can't change a man—but you
can short change him. See "Summer
Bachelors."
"One Increasing Purpose" Was
Filmed in England and America
"One Increasing Purpose," which
comes to the Ilo-llo Theatre Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 2li (tills
week-end), is Ihe second novel by
A. S. M. Hutchinson to be made into
a Fox Films' production. The first.
"If Winter Comes." was. like the pres-
ent production, made half In England
and half In America, with, a combined
cast of English and American players.
Edmund Lowe has the leading role
Itt the current picture, thai of Sim
Paris, a likeable young chap who
enmes home ftom tlie World War
deeply impressed with the idea that
there must be some underlying purpose in life that has brought him
through unharmed.
Besides Lowe, thc cast Includes
Lila Lee. .May Allison, Holmes Herbert, Jane Novak and Emily Kitzrov
from the American screen, and Fisher
While nnd Gwynueth Brlstowe from
England, Harry Beaumont, who created "Sandy" for Fox Films, directed.
ENGLISH FRIEND AIDS
"FIGHTING BUCKAROO"
Buck Jones, as an Arizona huck-
aroo, and Frank Butler as his English
friend, lighting a scheming lawyer
and bis hired thugs in a fashionable-
hotel dining room and leaving the
place a wreck, Is one of the opening
scenes which gives "the Fighting
iliii'karoo" a racing start that holds
interest to the finish. It is a Fox
Films' production starring Jones iu a
lighting lace for a girl and i\ gold
mine. He gets both. "Tho Fighting
Buckaroo" will show at the Ilo-llo ou
Monday. Feb. 28th, and at tlie (ialety
on Wednesday anil Thursday, March
2nd and 3rd.
When Clyde Cooke, the comedian of
the nimble legs, who disports himself
latterly ill the First National lllm,
".Miss Nobody," met Harry Allen, another screen actor, In a Hollywood
cafe recently and learned that the
latter was a "V. ('." man he retorted.
"I myself am un 'A. S.'"
Puzzled, Allen asked the meaning
of the initials. "Almost, served,*' replied Cooke, whereupon he told how
it happened—dr almost happened. He
iltiil Chariot's revue in London, wher.:
lie had heen headlining for seven
years, to return to his native Australia and enlist for service in the
World War. Rumors of an armistice
however, halted his division on the
eve of embarkation. Shortly after an
armistice was renlly effected and his
military career came to an abrupt
end.
"Miss Nobody" shows at tlle Ilo-llo
theatre next Wednesday and Thursday. March 2nd and 3rd.
HE MADE THE TEAM!
—WHAT PRICE GLORY7
Foot half-that great game In which
men are men and necks are nothing
—Is used by Harold Lloyd to excite
laughs, thrills and sympathy for "The
■Freshman," showing at the Gaiety
theatre Friday and Saturday, Mann
Ith anil 5th.
Somebody told Harold -It was the
college cad, of course!—he was always baiting the poor boy wilh fobl-
ish hopes -that he couldn't posBlbl)
be as popular as diet Trask, voted
the most popular student at Tate
College, until he had made the football team.
So Harold, ambitious to be the college hero and undaunted by the fact
tllat he was only a freshle, set out to
accomplish the Impossible! Whal
happens to Harold on the gridiron—
in practice or nt real play—Is said to
have called for greater endurance and
feats of strength than Harold Lloyd
has ever been called upon for in any
of his comedies. When you remember the punishment he has taken in
previous comedies, this statement Is
saying a cheekful.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
BIG DOUBLE ATTRACTION
Edmund Lowe
and
Lila Lee
in
ONE
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PURPOSE
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH.
BUCK JONES in
"The Fighting Buckeroo"
and HOOT GIBSON in
"The Man In The Saddle"
Be good and you'll be happy—be a
little less good and you'll be happier!
See "Summer Unchclors."
The harvesting of the huge wheat
fields of Oregon provides unusual and
almost epic scenes In "Under Western
Skies." Edward Sedgwick's Universal-
Jewel production, which comes to the
llo-Ilo  Theatre   on   March   4   nnd   5,
Friday   and   Saturday.     The   picture
'was actually made in Oregon during
harvest   time.     Norman   Kerry  plays
I the featured role In the picture, with
I a cast which includes Anne Cornwall,
' Kathleen Key. George Fawcetl. Ward
Crane,    Eddie   Grihhon,   Charles   K
I French and others.
Fox Version of "Summer Bachelors"
Increases   Popularity   of  Story
Il Ib doubtful If even Warner
Fabian anticipated the Ircmendous
popularity of his latest novel, "Rummer Bachelors." Appearing serially
iu McClure's Magazine, it proved a
miracle circulation builder for that
monthly,
Published us a book It has kept the
presses of Boul and Liverlghl busy
night and day In an attempt to keep
up wilh I lie demand for the novel.
And now Fox Films lias made a moving picture version of It which ls becoming even moro popular lhan the
book itself. This may he accounted
for, In part, by the fact that Allan
Dwan directed the production and
Madge Bellamy With what Is said to
be a million dollar cast, Interpreted
the principal roles.
Lest there be a doubt in the mind.-.
of some wives that their husbands do
not play while tbey are away, as
pictured In "Summer Bachelors." let
them  Hee  this   satirically  Instructive
and always amusing pbntodramn.
Perhaps all husbands are not like the
ones shown In "Summer Bachelors."
who dive for a telephone honlh to call
up their favorite blonde as soon as
the little wife steps ou the train. But
enough of thom are. to make every
wife sit up nnd take notice.
Wives should not miss this splendid
expose of our jnz;*. age. Even lf they
do not agree witli the truth of tile
thcnie. they will find themselves
laughing and wondering just the
same.
Tlie list of stars who play Important roles In "Summer Bachelors,"
which is coining to the Ilo-llo theatre
I next Friday and Saturday, Murch 4
land 5, Includes such well known slage
j and screen personalities as Allan
Forrest, Malt Moore, Hale Hamilton,
Olive Tell, Walter Catlett, Leila Hy-
nms. Clifford Hollnnd and Charles
' Wlnnlnger.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, MARCH 2-3
ANNA Q. NILSSON in "MISS NOBODY"
beautiful but broke
queen of the hoboes!
—(his gorgeous woman who
hid reigned over society now
a deity to the blanket-stiffs
—the bozos—the rod-riders
and grifters. Thought she
had |e mfooled in her man's
<'<»t!>es. She mgiht have,
but there w.ts one who knew
she was a woman.
 r li—i——
4nm 8. JJilsson uni
Wilter Piddeon,
.ti*MI*i Jioiody
Also GENE TUNNEY
in
"THE FIGHTING MARINE"
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 4-5
Norman Kerry in
"UNDER WESTERN SKIES"
SUMMER
BACHEI0R&
'Whit yUmAitJimr llusbamls W Itaf
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MADGE BELLAMY
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Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land,'' copies of
which cau be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land BUltable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 5,000 board
teet per acre west ot the Coast Range
and 8,11011 feet per acre east of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received tor purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land Is (5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land JH.5U per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lauds In given In Mullein
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leused, the conditions Including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD  LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as hoineslles,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtained after residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act 'he Province is divided Into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
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CAMPBELL RIVER NEWS
Mr. F. Cross returned recently
from a visit to the city.
Mrs. Forbes, of Campbell Lake,
spent a few days visiting with friends
here.
Mrs. R. Atchison and Mrs. Weir, of
Vancouver, have taken up residence
at Campbellton.
Mr. N. Scrobet, who was admitted
to the hospital last June, being Injured ln an explosion at Elk Bay, has
now been discharged from that institution and left for Vancouver last
Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ball have moved
from their apartments over the store
to the residence formerly occupied by
J. English.
Mr. and MrB. B. Parkes are rejoicing over the birth of a daughter, at
the Lourdes Hospital on February 19.
The dance on Saturday, Feb. 19th,
given by the Ladles Auxiliary in the
Lllelana Pavilion, proved a great success. The ladies greatly appreciated
the way In which all turned out, regardless of weather conditions. It
was noted that there was a number of
people from Courtenay and Valdez
Island present and the sum of about
$G0 was realized.
Mrs. C. MacDonald, of Cumberland,
ls at present visiting her sister, Mrs.
W. Crawford at Campbellton.
The many friends of Mrs. Annie
McNeil will be sorry to hear that she
is seriously 111 at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. Crawford, but lt is
hoped that she will make a speedy
recovery.
The school at Lund, B. C, is at
present closed owing to an epidemic
of whooping cough and measles.
Mr. J. H. Glanvllle has been very
111 for a few days but Is now on tbe
way to recovery.
Mr. J. McNeil lett Monday morning
for a short visit to Vancouver.
Mr. R. Scott, of New Westminster,
is at present here on business.
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CAMPBELL RIVER, Feb. 23.—On
Thursday evening the ladles of the
P.T.A. of Campbell River, presented
Mrs. J. Glanvllle, who leaves shortly
to reside ln Vancouver, with a beautiful Dutch silver jewel-case and handkerchiefs. The presentation was
made by Mrs. E. H. Masters, who ln
a few words on behalf of the ladies,
thanked Mrs. Glanville for the work
Bhe has done while a membber of the
Association, and expressed regrets at
her leaving.
Those present were: Mrs. M. Morrison, Mrs. Pearse, Mrs. E. Masters,
Mrs. Brunton, Mrs. M. Peterson, Mrs.
Glanville, Miss H. Mayne Feeney and
Miss Merlah Glanvllle. Refreshments
were served, and the balance of the
evening spent in playing cards.
While wives are in the cool ocean
waves the "Summer Bachelors" are in
hot water back home.
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Harmony Reigns
On Final Day
Of Meeting
COURTENAY, Feb. 23.—The annual
meeting of the Comox Creamery
Association, which lasted two full
days, terminated here on Wednesday
evening with a much better spirit
prevailing than was the case earlier
in the proceedings. The chief business transacted on the second day
was the passing of an extraordinary
resolution, whereby it will no longer
be necessary for patrons to sign the
contract ln order to participate in
any bonus that may be declared.
Much valuable time was taken up ln
the morning before the meeting decided under which by-laws the association was operating. Mr. Theed Pearse
the associations solicitor, who was
often called upon to give an opinion
on certain technical polntB, said that
the directors were too eaBy with a
certain section of the shareholders
whose bickerings over unimportant
matters should be stopped. Mr. R. U.
Hurford, the manager, referred to
this section as a bunch of obstructionists and suggested that the meeting
had already wasted too much time
and that they should get down to
business. Mr. H. Morrison was prepared to stay at the meeting a week
if by so doing harmony could be established In the association.
Mr. Arthur Smith was asked to
explain his reasons for his resignation from the directorate, and said
he could not find time to get the information that he' thought a director
should possess. He also found himself at sharp variance with other
directors concerning basic principles
of co-operation, particularly concerning thc paying of different prices to
members for produce. An explanation of this was offered by the manager and Mr. W. A. B. Paul as being
the difference In the qualities or
grades of the produce handled.
Mr. C. R. Bates, a newly elected
director, pointed out the danger of
the association acting in the capacity
of both broker and commission agent
ln handling the potatoes, which
course lie described as one tbat was
heading for trouble.
It was decided that the Creamery
Association should handle all potatoes for the Comox growers, including
commercial, certified seed and ordinary seed. The individual growers
wlll, howver, have the final say ln
this mutter, of course.
Mr. W. A. Urquhart was In favor of
doing away with the contract system
altogether. Mr. Paul, who said he
had made a continuous study of cooperative alld other marketing con-'
cerns over a period of years, was
convinced that a contract was necessary. Messrs. Harrigan, T. Pearse,
C. Hughes, F. Hughes, H. Cox, F. H.
Bulloch and others also took part in
a general discussion on the question
of the contract. Mr. Duncan, chairman, often made lucid explanations
and encouraged any who appeared
dissatisfied to prove their allegations.
Mr. Morrison, another director elect
proposes to reorganize the feed and
farm machinery departments, which
for the past year have shown considerable losses.
Towards the end of the meeting a
resolution* was unanimously passed
requesting the Provincial Dept. ot
Agriculture to conduct a compulsory
T. B. test of dairy cowb throughout
the area and to have this district
declared a "restricted area."
A hearty vote ot thanks was proposed to the directors for their services during the year and to the
ladles who provided lunches at both
days of the meeting.
CONSERVATIVE BALL
HELD AT PARKSVILLE
QUALICUM BEACH, Feb. 19.—This
district is certainly getting Its share
of social activities these days. The
long-expected Conservative Ball, under tiie auspices of the Qualicum and
Parksvllle associations, took place at
Hirst's Hall In Parksvllle on Friday
last, and proved one of the most enjoyable affairs which has been held
this season. In spite of the weather,
there waB an excellent attendance,
and all surrounding districts, including Alberni, were well represented.
Card's Venetians were at the top of
their form, and even the most "hard
boiled" non-Conservatives who had
ventured into the midst of their enemies, qufckly forgot everything else
when the music started, and Joined
the merry whirl without regrets. The
hall waB beautifully decorated, and
the twilight dances In particular met
with great favor, and were encored
again and again. The supper arrangements were once more in the hands
of Mr. A. C. Hill and his capable staff.
The dancing continued up to the
last minute with unabated spirit, and
the majority ot the dancers seemed
quite ready to carry on for a few
hours longer when the National Anthem marked the end of the evening.
Great credit Is due to (he dance committee for their careful work of per-
paration. Further social activities
are planned for a later date.
that $167,000 or any sums of the public moneys of British Columbia had
disappeared or was unaccounted for,
as by the statement made by tha
member for Simllkameen, supported
by the member for South Okanagan
and the member for Esquimalt On
the contrary, the evidence showed that
not only had no money disappeared or
waB unaccounted for, but that It wm
absolutely impossible for it to do so.
"In view of the length of time the
memo had been held by the members
referred to, your committee regrets
the said member did not bring th*
said statement to the attention of the
publlc accounts committee years ago.
Your committee considers that all
members of the Legislature should
more thoroughly enquire Into sources
and responsibility for information received by them before making any
statements as legislators and public
men."
NEW SCHEME POR
COAL DISTRIBUTION
"NO SHORTAGE AT
MERVILLE," IS FINDING
Cumberland United Church
Minister:  Rev. J. R. Hewitt, B. A.
Sunday, February 27th, 1927
11  a.m.—"Voices   of  the   World"
1:30 p.m.—Sunday School
7 p.m.—"The Judgment" (Seventh In
Series of Sermons.)
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VICTORIA, Feb. 23.—No basis for
the allegations of a $167,000 shortage
In connection with the Merville settlement was found by the special committee appointed to enquire into that
subject, according to Chairman H. O.
Perry, Liberal member for Fort
George.
The committee's report was presented ln the Legislature today. In addition to clearing the government and
individuals concerned, the report expresses regret that members of the
Legislature should Introduce charges
without greater regard to the authority of those supplying the Information on which the charges are
based.
The committee's report was as follows:
"No evidence was adduced to show
that Thomas Menzies did make or assist in making or did sign any report
to the government or to any other
persons, containing a statement as
alleged to have been made by the
member for Simllkameen, and as set
out in the preamble of the resolution
appointing this committee.
BASIS OF CHARGE
Evidence was directly to the contrary effect. The evidence showed
that statements made In the House by
W. A. McKenzie, M.L.A., had been
based on a memo handed to J. VV.
Jones, M.L.A., by Mr. Menzies in 1921,
who at that time was member for
Comox. Mr. Menzles stated under
oath that, while not denying he had
handed the memo to Mr. Jones, he
was not the author of said memo, and
that any writing on same had 'no
semblance whatever to his.'
He further stated that tt 'was not
a copy of any report he ever made'
but that presumably it was a report
handed to him by someone whom hc
could not recall as a statement of fact
on conditions at Merville and that in
handing the memo to Mr. Jones he
had said, 'Here Is something on Merville that you can make use of; I
can't.'
NO SHORTAGE
No evidence was adduced to show
Montreal, Feb. 21.—As a solution ot
Canada's coal problem, A. R. McMas-
ter, K.C., former memberof Parliament for Brome, Quebec, suggested in
an address here Saturday that coal
mined in Cape Breton be sold and
used along the Atlantic seaboard ot
Canada and the United States, instead
of being shipped to Central Canada,
while coal mined in WeBtern Canada
could be sold and used along the
Pacific coast and the Middle Western
states, coal from Pennsylvania being
used in the central provinces of Canada.
Mr. McMaster's theory was based
on the fact, not generally known, he
said, that the United States only imposed a duty on coal coming from
countries which Imposed like duty on
United States coal. If Canada's coal
tariff barrier were let down, he explained. Canadian coal could enter the
United States free of duty, while
United States coal would likewise
enter the central provinces of Canada
duty free and would be available to
consumers at a much lower price.
Plan your costume early, then wear
lt to the Firemen's masquerade on
the 17th of March and win a prise!
It's all right for a girl to take a
motor boat ride—If she doesn't fortfet
her water wings. See "Slimmer
Bachelors."
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The Hostess: "Thank you so much,
Mr. Krashoffski, for your beautiful
playing. What do you think of th*
piano?"
The Pianist: "Ah, Madame, I do not
In English know how to politely express, but lf It were an automobile,
It Is what they call It in America the
Elizabeth of tin."
If a Hottentot tot taught a Hottentot tot to talk e'er the tot could totter,
ought the Hottentot tot be taught to
say aught, or naught, or what ought
to be taught her?
If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot
to be taught by a Hottentot tutor,
should the tutor get hot if the Hottentot tot hoot and toot at tbe Hottentot
tutor?
<•»   <S>   •*•»
"Perhaps it Ib best after all," remarked the rejected suitor as he lingered ln the hall. "A man of 25 would
soon tire of a wife who hovered round
the 32 mark." "Why, Mr. Arden,"
said the woman in the case, "how
very ungallant of you to Insinuate
that I am 32." "Well, pcrahps y*ou
are not," he replied, "but it certainly
struck me that you were somewhat
near the freezing point."
<8>    ®    <t-
"Died of a hoperation, did 'e?"
"Ay, and 'e could 'ave died without
lt, so tbey tell me!"
*   «>   *
Bench (to a poacher who Ib brought
up for shooting game): "How many
birds did you shoot?"
Poacher: "One, yer honor, and tbat
was a rabbit, and I 'It that across the
'ead with a stick."
<**>«*   <***>
An Aberdeen merchant at the close
of his llnancial year called bis staff
together.
"Well, men," he said, "we've had a
splendid year, and I am going to
divide £100 between you. I've written out three cheques, one for Mr.
McGregor for £40, one for Mr. Grant
for £35, one for Mr. Gordon for £25.
"I congratulate you all on the way
you have worked, and If you do as
well during the next 12 months—I'll
Blgn the cheques."
<8>   <t>   <$
The old darky was out fishing for
catfish. He hooked a big one that
pulled bim overboard. As he crawled
out of the water he complained:
"What's I wants to know Ib, Is dis
nigger catflshln' or ls dat catfish
nlggerin'?"
Gangster (meeting old pal)—" 'Lo,
Pete. Where yuh been fer de las' two
years."
Pete—"Aw, I croaked a guy In Chicago an' I had ter solve a life sentence."
<•*>    <***>    4>
Sherlock Holmes—Ah, my dear
WatBon! Did you have a nice time
at the flapper dance?
Watson—Holmes, old kid, you are
a wonder. The Instant I enter your
door you tell me where I have been.
Elucidate this abstruse clue.
Holmes—Far from abstruse, my
dear Watson. Look at the powder on
your kneeB.
Platonic   Friendship—the   Summer
Bachelor's alibi. PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1927.
New Spring Goods
NEW DRESSES—
We have just had delivered to us a large consignment of Ladies' Dresses, some of the newest
designs, made of Crepe de Chene mostly, some
trimmed elaborately, others with plain lines, but
all acknowledged to be new and smart and the
best values we have been able to secure for some
time. You can buy a smart Dress from $9.75
and quite a variety of Crepe de Chene Dresses
around   $12.50
NEW   COATS—
Our first delivery of New Coats have arrived and
are on view. While our selection is limited, you
will find that most of the Coats on display are
winners, and have some of the new features in
their make up.
NEW MILLINERY—
While it may seem early to have new Millinery
on display, it may possibly happen that the very
Hat you may have in your mind is displayed in
our show rooms and it will be good buying to
secure it while you may, as no doubt it will save
you a lot of running about afterwards to get just
what you desire. The prices on our Millinery are
reasonable.
NEW   GOODS—
On our counters you will find displayed an array
of the new materials in a large selection of colorings and designs, including Crepes, Broadcloths,
Voiles, Rayons, Ginghams, and many other lines,
now is the time to make up that dress you will
want when the fine days come round.   Buy now!
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Two warships of the Canadian navy
are now in Comox harbor—H.M.C.S.
Patrician and Armeiitleres. It is expected that they will remain in the
harbor until late in .March and in the
meantime repair work is being done
at the shooting butts on Goose Spit,
the old training quarters.
Comox Is doing its share in entertaining the boys in blue, and the
officers have been given an invitation
to make use of the Imperial Pavilion
at Royston for badminton on the regular playing nights. At present arrangements are being made here in
Cumberland for a basketball and football game with the sailors. Announcements as to the date, etc., will be
made later.
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L.O.O.M. TO MEET MONDAY
The regular meeting ol* the Loyal
Order or Moose. No. 1602. will be hold
on Monday, Feb. 28th, at 7:30 p.m.
All members are requested to attend
as business of importance is to bc
discussed.
March 17th—for Ireland and for the
Cumberland  Volunteer Fire  Brigade!
Wll.l, THK PERSON who returned to
me a card of Inquiry In blank about
a week ago, kindly communicate
with me advising name and request
and I will attend to same promptly.
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THK BEST
Mr. and Mrs. I). Richards, of South
Wellington on Wednesday evening entertained n number of their friends in
their hnll. on the occasion of their
pearl wedding anniversary. During
thc course of the evening the members of thc C. L. Club presented Mrs.
Richards with a pearl-handled umbrella, and wished Mr. and Mrs. Rlch-
ards the best of luck. Following the
presentation, tbe evening was spent In
music, singing and dancing.
Last Monday evening the Welsh
Society presented their retiring president, Mrs. D. Morgan, with a beautiful tea service, in appreciation of her
excellent work for the society during
the past two years. Mrs. A. O. Jones
Is the new president.
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence and
family desire to thank the many
friends, not only for their expressions
of sympathy In the recent loss of
their daughter and sister, but nlso
for the beautiful floral tributes and
their kindness In loaning automobiles.
Mrs. M. M. Lang will not receive
on Tuesday, March 1st.
* *   ♦
Mrs. J. Gillespie left Wednesday
last for Victoria, where she will remain for a few days.
* *   *
Mrs. Albert Hornal and son, of
Courtenay, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Banks, Derwent 'Ave.
♦ *   *
Mr. Thomas Armstrong returned
Sunday last on sick leave. He has
been employed at Princeton for some
time.
• e    e
Rev. John R. Hewitt was a delegate
from Cumberland to the United
Church Presbytery held ln Victoria
this week.
• *   *
Mrs. R. McNeil returned Monday
evening from Extension where she
was called by the recent death of her
mother, Mrs. H. Mitchell.
♦ *   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Whyte, of
Powell River, were here last weekend to attend the funeral of their
nelce, Sarah E. Lawrence.
e    e    •
Mr. Albert   Sullivan,   High   School
Inspector for Vancouver Island, paid
a  business  visit  to  the Cumberland
High School last Wednesday.
e    e    *
Mr. James M. Patterson, inspector
of Public Schools for this district,
was a business visitor to Cumberland
at the beginning of the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. McNeil motored to
Campbell River Monday last where
Mr. McNeil's mother is seriously ill
at the home of her daughter.
• e    *
Mrs. R. Grant and daughter, Jessie,
of Fanny Bay, leave tomorrow for
Victoria where Miss Grant will enter
the Jubilee Hospital as a probationer.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bone, Mrs. R.
Bennett, Mrs. I. Walters and Mrs. J.
Naylor motored from N'anaimo to
attend the funeral of Sarah Lawrence.
e    e    *
Mrs. Haggart, of Vancouver, came
from the mainland last evening to be
with her mother, Mrs. Maxwell, who
is seriously 111 In the Cumberland
General  Hospital.
* •   »
Mr. Samuel Gough returned Wednesday evening from Calgary where
he was called to attend the funeral
of his sister, whose death occurred
recently In Chicago.
»    e    e
Mrs. Robert Thompson and children, of New York, arrived In Cumberland last evening and at present are
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer,
Mrs. Thompson's parents.
Rev. E. O. Robathan, who paid a
business   visit   to   Victoria   Tuesday
last, is expected home this evening.
ess
Miss Jessie Grant, who leaves tomorrow for Victoria, was guest of
honor at a dinner party on Thursday
evening, February 17th. The party
was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Parnham and was attended by
many friends of the young lady, whose
departure from Cumberland Is very
much regretted.
AMBULANCE ASS'N.
TO HOLD SOCIAL
St. John's Ambulance Association
wlll hold a social in the Anglican
Church hall on Friday evening, Mar.
4th, at 7:30 o'clock. All members
please attend.
Watch for the prize list for the
Firemen's Masquerade Ball on March
17th.   It will be out next week.
RECEIVES WORD OF
BROTHER'S DEATH
HEAR THE NEW
ELECTRIC
CONSOLETTE
a popular model in
The many friends of Mrs. D. Hunden will regret to learn that she
has recently received word of the
death of her elder brother, Mr. John
J. Griffiths at the old home In Nanti-
coke, Pa. His death, though sudden,
was not totally unexpected as he had
been forced to give up his duties as
mine foreman for the Susquehanna
Coal Co. about a year ago.
A prominent Shrlner and member
of the Knights of Pythias, which
orders he had on several occasions
represented In Eastern Canadian conventions, Mr. Griffiths was well and
favorably known. His wife, one son
and four daughters survive.
LAUREEN FRELONE
ENTERTAINS FRIENDS
ON HER BIRTHDAY
Little Laureen Frelone, the six-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Frelone, Dunsmuir Avenue, entertained a
number ot her friends last week-end,
the occasion marking the tiny tot's
sixth birthday. A very busy evening
was spent by the young guests
assembled,    games,   dancing   and   a
Orthophonic
Victrolas
Simply attach the plug to a light socket.
NO WINDING! SILENT MOTOR!
Come in and let us give you a demonstration.
$160.00
Save Lang's
Cash Discount Bonds
ii-it-ir«-<r''r-*ff^r,ir-ir^^
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL-KODAK STORE
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
guessing competition keeping the
youngsters fully occupied. The parents of little Laureen tended to the
wants ot all present, serving during
tbe evening dainty refreshments.
Those   present   Included   Margaret
Westfield, Lillian Picketti, Rosie Marocchi, Thelma Frelone, Hazel Gordon,
Dorothy Lobley, Dorothy Bogo, Lillian
Tobacco, Doretta Brown, Norman
Raga, Billy Walker, Billy Westfield,
Billy Conn.
CARD OF THANKS
To Dr. B. Ii. Hicks we tender our
sincere thanks for his kindness and
unfailing attention to our dear daughter, Surah, dining her long and fatal
Illness.
Mr. and Mrs. S.  Lawrence.
Stop Press News
Auction
Sale
For Mrs. W. Gordon, New Town-
site.   All her Household
Furniture and Effects
New Townsite  —  Cumberland
Further particulars in posters
and newspaper.
E. FELIX THOMAS
Auctioneer
Mr. and Mrs. A. Henderson motored
to Victoria Tuesday last where Mr.
Henderson attended a meeting of the
United Church Presbytery. They are
expected home today.
see
Mrs. H. W. Brown, who has been
the guest for the past month of her
mother. Mrs. M. M. Lang, returned
Wednesday morning to her home In
Seattle. She was accompanied by
her son, Bobby.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grant, ot Fanny Bay. wcre visitors to Victoria at
the beginning nf thc week to attend
thc wedding of Miss Jessie Grant and
Mr. W. H. Gropp.
COURTENAY PERSONALS
COURTENAY. Feb. 24.—Mr. E. W.
White, of the horticultural branch of
the Department of Agriculture, was In
town early this week in connection
with tlie compilation of fruit statistics. While here he visited several
of the fruit men.
Inspector A. Sullivan, of the Dept.
ot Education, Is making a visit to the
High School.
Miss Gladys, a student of tho Courtenay Commercial School, has been
awarded the Isaac Pitman certificate
for passing thc preliminary shorthand
examination.
Rev. Dr. Brown, principal of the
United College ln Vancouver, preached at the anniversary services at St.
George's United Church on Sunday.
A supper was served by thc Ladies
Aid on Monday evening, when Dr.
Brown gave an address. A program
given by Mr. J. H. Macintyre Mr. R.
Goodall, tbc Rev. J. R. Hewitt and the
Misses F. and K. Moore was greatly
appreciated.
Mr. A. Thomson and family, tho
latest settlers to arrive in the district
under the Empire Settlement scheme,
have arrived at their holdings at
Little River. They were welcomed In
n practical manner by District Supervisor R. L. Ramsay nnd by Mr. and
Mrs. Hiles, their nearest neighbors.
Healthful Bread!   Tasty Bread!
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Use Comox
Whole Wheat
Flour
OBTAINABLE AT ALL GROCERY STORES
THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
ALSO COMOX CREAMERY BUTTER, EGGS AND
POTATOES
Comox Creamery
Association
Courtenay.
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