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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER ^
With which la consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY-SE00ND YEAR—No. 6.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH C0LUMB1 A, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
School Estimates
For 1923 Amount
To $29,040.00
The Cumberland Public and High
School estimates tor the year 1923
came up for consideration at the meeting of the City Council on Monday
evening.
In presenting the estimates, the City
Clerk read as follows:
Gentlemen:
I herewith beg to submit for your
consideration the estimates of the
Cumberland Public and High School
for the year 1923.
The total ts Increased over the
amount of last year's cost. An additional teacher has been added to
the staff and the yearly Increase of
pay takes up the Increase; the operating expenses remaining at about the
name amount. The Board has made
an estimate of (600.00 for alterations
to the heating plant in the old school
building as there is not sufficient radiation to heat the class rooms ln the
coldest weather. The Board are also
making alterations to the building to
stop the leakage arpund the doors and
windows as much as possible.
Trusting that you will see lit to accept these estimates.
Estimated expenditure for the Cumberland Public and High Schools for
the year 1923:
Teachers' salaries  $21,400.00
Jariltor'B salary     2,100.00
School supplies        500.00
School repairs         500.00
Janitor's supplies        260.00
Fuel          900.00
Furniture         600.00
Alterations to furnace        600.00
Improvements to grounds ....      900.00
Water       150.00
Light        25.00
Transportation (Royston
children          240.00
Medical Inspection        200.00
Secretary's salary        150.00
Insurance       195.00
Sundries       150.00
Installation Fire Alarms and
light        180.00
PARISH MEETING
On Tuesday, February 13 there will
be held an Informal parish meeting In
the Anglican Church Hall at 7:30
o'clock at which the delegates to the
diocesan synod will report.
At 8 o'clock the Rev. Canon Vernon,
General Secretary of the Social Service Council, will address a public
meeting. A cordial Invitation ls extended to all Interested. No admission
will be charged.
COURT OF REVISION
ADJOURNED TO MONDAY
The Court of Revision met Thursday
evening in the Council Chamber to
consider the assessment roll for 1923.
His Worship Mayor Parnham was
elected chairman and City Clerk A.
J. Fouracre, clerk of the court. Alder
men Maxwell, Ledingham, Partridge
and Potter were also present.
The assessment roll was read over
and the complaints heard and were
laid over for further consideration
The Court adjourned until Monday,
February 19, at 8 p.m.
(29,040.00
Respectfully submitted,
A. MacKINNON.    Secretary.
On motion of Alderman Maxwell the
estimates were adopted without any
comment.
His Worship Mayor Parnham occupied the chair with Aldermen Maxwell, Ledingham, Potter and Partridge
present, Aid. Dallos being on the sick
list and Aid. Mumford sent an excuse
saying he was unable to attend.
A communication from Robert
Balrd, Inspector of Municipalities, was
laid over for future consideration
with a full board present. The letter
dealt with school and separate accounts. Mr. Baird states that it would
be wise to carry all monies raised for
school purposes In a separate account.
He goes on to say that there may be
some doubt as to the meaning of the
words In the statute but even If there
were no mention of It lu the statute
he says the Council would be required
to carry all monies which they receive
either from the Government by way of
school grants or from the ratepayers
as school taxes in a separate account.
These monies do not belong to the
general funds of the municipality and
should not be taken over by the general funds; they are really trust
money once they are received.
He further stated that he waB quite
aware that in most cases a general
account can be carried in the bank
embodying various Items of trust accounts without causing any trouble,
but It Is always safer to carry the
trust funds by themselves and that ls
the policy that should be carried out.
The report of the Chief of Police
reads as follows:
Gentlemen:
I have to report for your information that In addition to ordinary police
duties, the following extraneous duties
have been carried out by me during
the past month, viz:
Collections.—The amount of (405.25
has been collected and paid over to the
City Clerk; details are as follows:
Municipal licenses collected ....(320.00
Night Watchman's salary     58.60
Police Court fines    25.00
Dog Tax       1.00
Scales fees  75
LECTURE DELIVERED
BYJ.RIDDINGTON"
GREATLY ENJOYED
(405.25
During the recent falls of" snow It
has been found necessary in some
caseB to draw the attention of householders and occupiers to the existence
of a by-law requiring the footpaths to
be cleared of anow and ice. With one
(Continued on Pare Two)
li. B. ('. Professor Addresses Good
Crowd at Athletic Club Last
Saturday Night.
Professor John Riddlngton, of the
faculty of the University of B. C, addressed a well attended meeting in
the lecture room of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Club last Saturday. The subject of his lecture was
"Poetry of the War." This lecture
ts one of a series offered under the
auspices of the University of B. C,
and are being arranged for by the
Athletic Club here.
Introduced By Thos. Graham.
Mr. Thomas Graham, Honorary
President of the Athletic Club, did the
honor of Introducing the speaker ot
the evening.'
While many ot the audience were
not familiar with the subject ln hand
yet they could not fair to appreciate
the speaker's eloquence. His quiet
method of delivery, coupled with hie
excellent choice of language held hit
audience vitally Interested for over an
hour and a half.
German poets made the largest contribution, and the reference to the
"Hymn of Hate" was parltcularly interesting.
The different spirit of the English
poets was shown in the "Chant of England which expressed the most beautiful sentiments. Tommy Atkins took
the poem In the spirit of a joke and
replied with a ditty of the same nature.
English poets made many efforts in
rhyme, but there were few that really
possessed of the quality that would
tend to make them immortal.
Belgium's Contribution.
France made some fine contributions during the earlier part of the
war which, however, were not continued as they might have been.
Belgium made some great efforts in
the literary world ln war poetry. Passages from several were quoted, Including "The Blind Man and His Son,"
which was both dramatic and pathetic
Canada Praised.
Tbe professor stated that the finest
poem of the war was produced in Canada, which statement was greeted with
hearty applause. Dr. John McRae's
well known "Flander's Fields," he
considered a masterpiece. The address was closed by the showing of
pictures of a number of the poets.
APPEALS TO THE
COURT OF REVISION
The second sitting of the Court of
Revision will be held In the Council
Chambers, Cumberland, B. C, on Monday. February 19, 1923, at 8 p.m.
STAINER'S CRUCIFIXION
The Choir of Holy Trinity Church
are preparing with the assistance of
friends to render Stainer's "Crucifixion" on or about March 25. The
first meeting and practice will he held
on Sunday next after service in Holy
Trinity Church. It Is hoped there will
bo a good attendance of those interested.
DUKE RANCH SOLD
COURTENAY. — C. Tlppett; who
came from the prairies some time ago,
has purchased the 40-acre ranch owned by Dr. V. S. Duke, of Victoria. The
sale was made last Tuesday by F. R.
Fraser Blscoe. It was a cash transaction and we understand the figure
mentioned In the deal was (5,000.
Explosion At No. 4
Mine Causes Great
Alarm To Residents
Fourteen White and Nineteen Oriental Miners Meet Death in
Disaster at No. 4 Mine—Eight Injured Are in the Hospital
and it is Expected a Majority of Them Will Recover.—Heroic
Work of Rescue Parties Who Despite Terrible Conditions
Labored All Night Extricating Dead and Living.
On Thursday evening No. 4 Comox Mine of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, was the scene of a serious and fatal
explosion of gas. Two hundred and forty-four employees entered
the mine and went on shift at 3 o'clock in the afternoon as usual.
Between 7:30 and 8 o'clock in the evening a hurried call was sent
out from the mine that an explosion had taken place in the
Number Two East Level, Number One Slope and a distance underground of about two miles from the surface.
A long distance message was sent to Mr. Thomas Grahaln,
General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, who happened to be visiting the Extension Mine, notifying him of the condition of No. 4 Mine. Mr. Graham arrived in
short time and proceeded down the mine.
Mr. Charles Graham, District Superintendent, and other
officials of the Company were at No. 4. Immediately doctors,
nurses and rescue parties were formed and left for the scene of
the disaster, taking with them such supplies as it were thought
necessary.
Small groups of men and women were gathered on the main
street of Cumberland discussing the situation and anxious to know
the extent of the disaster, in a possible attempt of finding out the
names of those who were working in that particular section or
the mine.
By the time the officials and rescue parties had arrived at
the bottom of No. 1 Slope it was found that the explosion had
3pent itself and went out, doing considerable damage in that particular level.
Rescue parties then commenced to extricate the injured and
dead from the ruins though frequently having to battle with gas,
and many heroic acts occurred in the stress of the moment.
Every modern invention for the safety of the employees have
been installed by the present managment who always took a keen
interest in mine rescue and first aid work, as well as extra safety
precautions while the men were at work, and the cause of this
unfortunate disaster is unknown at the present time.
T. R. Jackson, Inspector of Mines for this portion of the province, arrived at midnight on Thursday.
James Dixon, Acting Chief Irwpeetor of Mines, and George
Wilkinson, Special Inspector, left Victoria at midnight on Thursday and arrived here at 8 o'clock on Friday morning. They will
.mmediately commence an investigation to determine the cause
of the disaster.
The Injured.
The injured, who are resting as well as may be expected at
the Cumberland General Hospital are all expected to recover. The
njured are: John Webber, J. R. Gibbs, Robert Walker, Robert
Srown, Jung Leun, Jung Kuck Chow, Wong Foon Chew, Jung
Lan Sing and Lai Kow.
THF, DEAD
John Frelonl, age 17, son of Mr. and
vfrs. John Frelonl, was an active mem-
ier of the Junior tootball team.
Alex. Robertson, age 39, a resident
if Bevan and leaves a wife and two
children.
David SomervlUe, age 27, single, and
eaves four brothers and two sisters.
William Mitchell, age 16, son of Mrs.
Margaret Mitchell. Was a prominent
member of the Cumberland Athletic
football team.
Adam Charleston, single, age not
known.   Native of Scotland.
Peter Mauicora, age 42. Leaves a
wife and three children.
Vincent Cavallero, age 43.   Resident
EVENTS POSTPONED
Owing to last night's deplorable accident, the following events have been
postponed until further notice:
The Anglican Church Social and
Dance, which was to have been held
on Tuesday, February 13. This does
not refer to the meeting to hear the
report of the diocesan delegates to he
held the same evening.
The teachers' dance which was to
have been held on Friday, February
16.
The Onwego Club dance that was
to have been held Monday, Feb. 12.
The boxing bout that was to have
been held Thursday, February 15.
The management of the Ilo-llo Theatre have announced that the theatre
will be closed until further notice.
ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE
Last Saturday's Affair Very Successful From Every Point of
View.
The St. John's Ambulance Association held a whlst drive and dance In
the O. W. V. A. Hall last Saturday,
there being over 21 tables occupied.
The ladies' first prize was secured by
Miss Bird and the consolation was
awarded Mrs. D. Marsh. The gentlemen's first prize was secured by Mr.
P. McNIven and Mrs. J. D. Davis, playing a gentleman's hand, carried off
the booby.
Owing to an unavoidable error the
price of admission to this affair was
published as 25 cents when It should
have been 50 cents.
These social events are not conducted by the Association with the Idea of
making money. It is hoped in this
way to bring those who are interested
in the work more closely together
and by setting a nominal charge of
admission, expenses can be cleared.
AUSTIN ORCHESTRA
TO BE HERE WEDNESDAY
The Austin dance orchestra, now
touring for the second time, will give
a dance in the Ilo-llo Hall, Cumberland on Wednesday evening, February
14. Come out and hear the old favorites and dance to the latest fox trots.
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
TO G. W. V. A. HOLD
SOCIAL EVENING
Successful  Whlst Drive  and  Danre
Held Last Friday
Nlgflit.
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Monthly Report And
Promotion List Of The
Cumberland Public School
January 31, 1923
Principal—Alb. II. Webb.
Per cent, attendance—88.8.
Division   I.   wins   the   Strnthcona
Shield with 98.9 per cent.
DIV. I.—Teacher G. E. Apps. Number1
on roll, 28; attendance, 98.90 per ]
cent.; lates, 2.
Perfect Attendance — Alex. Bovls,
Josephine Bono, Lome Campbell,
Elizabeth Cunliffe, Marjorie Grant,:
Leland Harrison, Elizabeth Horbury, i
Mabel Jones, Olive Jones, Ernest Mac-j
Donald, Leslie Merrilleld, Edith J
O'Brien, Olga Owen, Vera Picketti, j
John Richardson, Margaret Robinson,!
John Strachan, Mary Walker.
HONOR ROLL
Proficiency — Margaret   Robinson, |
Edith O'Brien, Lome Campbell, Leland J
Harrison,    Mabel    Jones,    Margaret
Orant, Caroline Gozzano.
DIV. II.—Teacher, Marian H. Pearse.
Number nn roll, 35; percentage,
92.53; number of lates, 3.
Perfect attendance: Lilian Banks,
Willie Bennie, Evelyn Carey, Prlseilla
Cloutler, Mary Conn, Leslie Dando,
Archie Dick, Margaret Halllday, Margaret Hannay, Beryl Hudson, May
Hughes, Toshlko Iwasa, Rose Manlncor Susuml Nagl, Edna Smith, Yuon
Low, Irene Jones, May Taylor, Charlie
Bohha.
HONOR ROLL
Seniors—Irene Jones, Beryl Hudson. Iwasa Toshlko.
Juniors—Mary Conn. Leslie Dando,
May Hughes.
DIV.  III.—Teacher  M.  E.  Beckwith
Senior Grade—Number on roll, 32;
number of lates. nil.   Percentage of
attendance, 95.5.
Perfect attendance—Isao Abe, Norman Bateman, Irene Hates, Jack Bird,
Janet Damoto, Willie Davis, Sam
Davis, Mary Gozzano, Johnny Lockner, Fred Leversedge, Victor Mar-
inelli. George McLellan, Willie Mossey,
Ruth Oyama, Jean Peters, Margaret
Richardson, Willie Stant, Gordon
Walker, Margaret Young, Jean MacNaughton.
HONOR ROLL
Jessie Grant, Jack Bird, Isao Abe.
Irene Bates.
Progress—Jean MacNaughton, Fred
Leversedge.
The Women's Auxiliary to tho G.
W. V. A. held another of their popular
fortnightly whlst drive and dances in
the G. W. V. A. Hall last Friday night.
There was the usual large attendance
with even a better patronage for the
dance which followed the whlst drive.
The winners at whlst were:
ladles' first, Mrs. R. D Brown, consolation, Miss N. Robertson; gentlemen's first, Mr. A. Walker, Sr ; consolation, Mr. Bolton. Immediate!..'
after the whlst drive refreshments
wero served by the ladles' usual
efficient committee.
After tho refreshments were served
everyone retired to the dance floor upstairs and dancing continued until
midnight, the music being supplied by
Mrs. W. Hudson and MessrB. T. Plump
and R. Robertson,
ODDFELLOWS TO
HOLD WHIST DRIVE
The monthly whlst drive and social,
under the auspices of the Oddfellows
and Rebeccah Lodges will be held In
tho Fraternal Hall on Monday, Feb- j
ruary 12, at 8 p.m. General admission, 2tt cents.
Proposed Changes
To Fire Hall
Sent To Council
A joint meeting of the Fire Brigade
and Fire Wardens was held ln the
Council Chambers on Tuesday evening. Aldermen Partridge and Ledingham represented the Council and
eighteen members of the Cumberland
Fire Brigade wero present to discuss
the question of quarters for a resident fireman.
It was decided to recommend to the
Council to build an addition containing four rooms at the rear end of the
Firo Hall at an estimated cost of
$1,000 and to remodel the present Fire
Hall, giving the fire truck a smaller
space so that It may be kept from
freezing during the winter months.
The firemen promised to contribute
$250 towards the cost of the improvements.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
UNION MOVEMENT COMMITTEE STATE POLICY
That the facts regarding the policy
of the Presbyterian Church of Canada
may be accurately known to the public, the Presbyterian Church Union
Movement committee recently made
the following official statement on the
subject.
It has been suggested that there ls
some difference of opinion as to the
church's position on the union question. Let the General Assembly speak
for Itself. In 1916 the Assembly by a
vote of about four to one expressed Uh
mind as follows:
"1. That ln accordance with the recommendations of this General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in
Canada do now resolve to unite with
tho Methodist Church of Canada and
the Congregational Churches of Canada to constitute the 'United Church
of Canada.'
"2. That a committee be appointed
to carry out t he policy of tie Assembly."
In 1921 at Toronto, the General Assembly again expressed Its mind by
a vote of about four to one in the following terms:
"1. Be it resolved that this General
Assembly take such steps as may be
deemed best to consummate organic
union with the Methodist and Congregational Churches of Canada, as expeditiously as possible.
"2. That a representative committee be appointed with Instructions to
confer with negotiating churches and
to carry out the policy of the Assembly and to report to the next Assembly."
We submit from the above facts that
to any fair-minded person the policy
of the Presb., terian Church, as expressed by Its supreme court, ls perfectly clear and unambiguous.
It has been contended that the presence of anti-unionists on the Assembly's union committee indicates tbat
I: was not Intended to definitely promote the union. In answer to this
contention, permit us to state that
these anti-unionists were appointed as
a result of a specific request from
leaders of the anti-union section of the
assembly. This was agreed to by the
unionists In a spirit of conciliation.
OFFICE HOURS OF
THE CITY CLERK
The City Clerk wishes to Inform the
public that his office will be open
from 10 to 12 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.,
every day except Sunday.
DIV.   IV.—Teacher,   II.   E.   Murrny.
Fourth lerm intermediate.   Number
on roll, 28;  number of lates, nil;
percentage of attendance, 90.6.
Perfect attendance—Peter Bardcs-
soiib, Vcltor Bono, Ella Conn, Joe
Ducca, Lena Galeazzi. Jack Horbury,
(Continued on Page Seven)
HIGH SCHOOL
CLUB MEETING
The regular weekly meeting of the
Girls' High School Club was held In
the schoolroom last Thursday.
Mr, Colin Campbell gave a very Interesting address which was greatly
appreciated, his subject being "What
A Girl's Occupation Could Be."
NARAMATA BIBLE
CLASS HOLDS BANQUET
(lass   of   SI.   George's   Presbyterian
rhiirrh Entertained .Many Friends
Lust Friday Evening'.
Tho Naramata Bible Class of the
St. George's Presbyterian Church were
hosts at a very enjoyable banquet last
Friday evening. About sixty wero present. Mr. J. Fouracre presided at tho
festive board nnd acted ln tbe capacity
of toastmaster.
Dr. E. It. Hicks proposed the first
(oast. Miss Editih Hood then proposed a toast to "Our Class," Miss Beckwith replying, "Our Teacher" was
proposed by Miss Colman, Rev. Hood
replying. "Our Guests" was proposed by Mr. J. Fouracre and was responded to by Mr. J. Wilcock.
(lames und Singing.
After a supper a pleasant evening
was spent ln games and community
singing. Those who assisted in the
programme were Miss Edith Hood,
Mr. Chas. Nash, Miss M. Beckwith,
Mrs. Ledingham, Rev. Hood and Mrs.
Perozlnnl. TWO
THE  CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1983.
Auto Owners
Are You Having Trouble With Your
Starting and Lighting System
May Be Your
BATTERY
Needs Attention
Drop in and let us test it.   Probably it needs recharg-
t\    ing after being idle during the winter months.   If you
are having trouble with the
q
Electrical System
on your car we can remedy it.
Phone
99
Sparks Company
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIANS
NANAIMO
COURTENAY
DUNCAN
BE SURE AND ATTEND THE
St. VALENTINE
DANCE
To Be Held in the
Gaiety  Theatre
COURTENAY
Tuesday, Feb. 13
READ THIS:
Novelty Hats for Everyone—Don't Miss the Big
Gamble Dance Where Hearts Are Trump—Several
Prizes—Excellent Music—Dancing Commencing 9:30
p.m.—If you missed the last Carnival Dance, do not
miss the opportunity of attending this pleasant dance.
ADMISSION PRICES
Gentlemen, $1.25      Ladies' 25c
Supper, 25c
Time and  Place
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Gaiety Theatre
COURTENAY
Latest Financial News
Financial and Market News Gathered
By Burdlck, Logan & Co, Ltd, Over
Their  System of Private Direct
Wires to the World's Market
boom have  current quotations  been
equalled.    Although the thirty years'
average is only 4.755 cents a pound,
the statistical situation Is exceptionally strong, and under concerted drafts
! from the battery and paint trade, still
Victory  Bonds   strong,  and  active j higher prices can logically be antlci-
market   maintained   throughout   the : pated.
Why Send to Vancouver
for Groceries
When We Can Sell You the Highest Class Groceries
at the Lowest Cash Prices.
The Courtenay Cash Store
COURTENAY, B.C.
Phone 56—We Deliver.
week. Prices on long term bonds
hardening as Investors realize tho
necessity of putting their funds out
I at present interest rates over a long
term of years.
Hon. Peter Smith, Provincial Treasurer ot Oontarlo, has declared that
that province's next bond Issue will iu
all probability go to London, as he
has been approached by London financiers with offers of cheaper money
than he can possibly get in Canada.
Ottawa dispatches Indicate that the
Dominion Government will pay off the
1923 Victory Loan ou November 1 by
Issuing new bonds ln London. The
rise of sterling this week points to
a renewal of Canadian borrowing iu
London, and thus Investors with 1923
to 1927 Victory Bonds should exchange
for long term bonds without further
,(lel4.f.
5 Per Cent. War Loans.
1925   $100.90
1931      101.10
1937      102.50
6% Per Cent. Victory Bonds
1923   $101.45
1924      101.40
1927      103.50
1932      103.30
1933      106.00
1934      103.55
1937      107.60
1927      103.30
Burdlck, Logan & Co., Ltd,, have a
list of long term Government, provincial and municipal bonds suitable for
careful Investors who wish to take advantage of the present situation. Victory Bonds should be mailed by registered post and cheque will he sent by
resturn of post for the dny's price of
the bonds plus the interest to date of
receipt in Vancouver.
Canadian Pacific Railway earnings
for December, net after expenses were
$3,464,505, an Increase over December,
1921, of $1,547,000. For the year 1922
net after expenses was $36,301,691, an
increase of $2,909,950 over 1921.
C. P. R. shares pay $10 dividend per
annum, and this week showed strength
on the New York Exchange.
Union Pacific's net earnings decreased $1,820,092 in 1922. Union
Pacific pays $10 dividend.
Studebaker declared regular quarterly dividend of $2.50 per share, or
at the rate of $10 per annum.
American Tobacco declared the
regular quarterly dividend of $3.00 on
the common shares, or at the rate of
12 per cent, per annum. American
Tobacco is one of the strongest concerns whose shares are listed on the
New York Exchange.
American Smelters earned $4.92 a
share In 1922.
U. S. Steel earned 27Vj million dollars in 1922.
May Department Stores (St. Louis)
declared quarterly dividend of 2% per
cent, on the common stock.
Delaware & Hudson Railway declared regular quarterly dividend of 2Yt
per cent., or at the rate of 9 per cent,
per annum.
Canadian Pacific and Bell Telephone, Canada's leading Investment
stocks showed steady advance in price
through the week owing to strong Investment demand. These stocks are
held In Increasing quantities by B. C.
Investors, the unbroken dividend records of both companies making their
shares especially attractive. Both
companies have paid dividends for
over thirty-five years, and their present financial condition is stronger
than ever.
Zinc.
New York.—A. J. M. Sliarpe, of London, correspondent of the American
Zinc Institute, estimates the world's
supply of zinc stocks nt 30,562 long
tons, or under two weeks' supply. He
further points out that with small
stocks and high rate of consumption
abroad and difficulty In Increasing output in various countries of Europe,
foreign buying In the American market must he strong throughout 1923.
Ho believes the trend of European
affairs Is upwards, and that as Australian production can only Increase
20,000 to 25,000 tons, that prospects
for good zinc prices in 1923 Is assured. He states that the electrolytic
works at Rlsdon, Tasmania, will pro-
duco 40,000 tons of zinc In 1923, a production only exceeded by Anaconda.
Lend.
St. Louis.—With the market virtually bare of supplies, and with Indications not lacking that even further   stringency   ls   Inevitable,   lead
Sporting News
Of The District
LaBt Friday evening Comox defeated
Denman Island ln a hoop game 14-13.
It was a well played, closely contested
affair and well worth watching.
Copper.
Price of electrolytic copper has ad
vanced l-!i cent a pound to 15 cents be arranged,
delivered as a result of strong buying last week. Fair sales have been
made at this price, but buyers are still
marketing around trying to find under
the market copper before making further commitments in quantity.
The Cumberland Tigers have offers
of several games in the near future,
The Native Sons and University of B.
C, wanting games, which will likely
The Native Sons basketball team are
also looking for a game.
A proposed all-island football team
to play a mainland  team has been
suggested, but nothing definite has
been decided. Cumberland has sent In
the name of some local players.
•   *   *
Cumberland will meet Ladysmith at
Nanaimo in the B. & K. Cup series on
Saturday, March 10.
COMOX PERSONALS
George  Butchers  Is  around
after his recent illness.
again
Aside ship and c.l.f. prices also have
advanced in sympathy with domestic.
While strong domestic buying of last
week was the main cause of the advance, the fact that European prices
of practically all the metals have increased despite Ruhr situation also
had Its effect.
Domestic demand continues mainly
for February, March and April shipments, and ls strong from both wire
and brass mills.
While European buying Is off somewhat as result of advance, France and
England continue to make fair commitments. Last week French buying
was unusually good. German purchases have been email since Thursday. Chinese bought moderately Saturday, but did not exercise nearly all
the options outstanding. With rise of
price It ts believed Orient demand will
become active.
While domestic consumers are still
hunting for copper under -5 cents delivered, they are meeting with little If
any success. It would appear that 15-
cent level has been established this
time to be maintained, especially If
continued strength of metal prices on
London Metal Exchange In face of
Ruhr situation ls well founded on accurate diagnosis of European situation. Some domestic producers are
already holding for 151-8 cents.
Prices of electrolytic copper for domestic shipment is 15 cents a pound
delivered to end of June. Price of
Lake copper is 15 to 15 1-8 cents to
end of April.   Price aside New York!
is 15 7-8 cents with 14.85 offered. Price! BORN—At the St. Joseph's Hospital,
at Tacoma ls 14.95 cents. Prices to | t0 Mr- and MrB' T- A- Thomas, a girl.
European  destinations are at  levels
Bruce Higgins has started clearing
operations on his property, being part
of the King-Casey ranch.
• *   *
Miss Annie Blckensall is visiting
relatives up north.
> *   *   *
Darcy McKee, of Vancouver, was a
Comox visitor this week,
• *   *
J. C. Scott, of the Excelsior Life
Insurance Company, was a visitor to
Comox thla week.
• *   *
Robert Borden, Martin Olsen and
Charles Almond of Bloedel's Camp,
Union Bay, spent the week-end at
Comox.
• *   *
J. Kerr, the Tuckett Tobacco man,
was ln town this week.
• «   •
>    The Comox Community Club have
! decided   to    commence    remodelling
'! their building at once.
BAGS FLOCK OF COUGARS
"Cougar" Smith Arrives In Town Last
Thursday With Five—Collects
$200 for Week's Work.
Robert Smith ot Union Bay, commonly known as "Cougar" Smith, arrived in town last Tuesday and displayed five cougar carcasses ln front
of Mr. John Balrd, Government
Agent here, and walked out with a
cheque for no less than $200.
Three of the mountain lions were
males. They were secured In the
vicinity of Cameron Lake after a
weeks hunting.
Mr. Smith has been a particularly
bad friend ot the cougars around here
for some time past, hence tbe name
"Cougar" Smith. To date he has bagged 73 cougars. He is greatly assisted while hunting by his well trained
dogs. A bounty of $40 Is paid on the
cougar, while his skin and carcass can
usually be sold at a very remunerative price. The cougars are becoming
like Con Jones, when they see Smith
coming they don't stop to argue.
SCHOOL ESTIMATES
FOR 1923 AMOUNT
TO $29,040.00
(Continued from Page One)
BP-RN—At the St. Joseph's Hospital,
to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Watklnson,
a boy.
Prejudice
Against
Glasses
corresponding with 151-8 cents c.i.f.
Hamburg or London.
Boston.—For the year 1922 tho U.
S. and Canada exported 725,000,000
pounds of copper, an Increase over
1921 of over 100,000,000 pounds. Germany was the largest buyer, taking
210,000,000 pounds in the first eleven
months of 1922. The exports for 1922
were in excess of 1918, and only exceeded by 1917.
Boston.—Chile Copper Company
produced 44,766,000 pounds of copper
at an average cost of 5.9 cents a pound
ln the last quarter of 1922. Net profits
are expected of $1,500,000 for the last
three months of 1922.
Even with the purchase of the Chile
Copper Company, the Ryan-Anaconda
group has yet slightly less copper producing capacity than the group of
companies controlled by the Guggen-
helms. Anaconda controls annual production of 639,000,000 pounds against
691,000,000 by the Guggenheims.
Teck-Hughes shareholders are Invited to authorize Increase of capital
from four to five million dollars to
provide funds to purchase the Orr
Gold mines.
The great Morning mine, mainstay
of the Federal's smelting domination
in the Coer d'Alene, is reported to be
on fire. Several lives have been lost,
and property damages is not yet determinable.
Gold.
India has absorbed two and a half
million dollars in gold since 1851, and
her own mines In addition have produced $310,000 in that time. The
amount of gold known to be In India
exceeds by nearly one and a quarter
billion dollars, all the gold known to
be In the rest of the British Empire.
Silver, the Imperial OU Company's refineries
London short Interest and Chinese  at CalB«y <"»! Reglna.
demand should hold the price of sii-      Humphreys Oil Company now on a
ver to the present level.   Indian Gov-112 ner cellt- an'"»aI dividend baaU.
eminent silver reserve is $901,000,000. |    Tne   Texas   Company's   president,
Mclntyre-Porcuplno reports $1,193,- Amos L' Beatty, admitted to the Wash-
613 gold bullion produced in last six' mgton Senate Committee that Texas
months of 1922, a substantial Increase! ComPaiV ha8 P"»id over $116,000,000 in
over former half year periods. j dividends in twenty years.   The net
Utica Mines have sold out to the earnln8s ln 1922 were $26,500,000.
Armstead Syndicate at 9 cents a share Texa" ComPai,y'8 shares were selling
for 1,950,000 shares. ] today at 48 i"4-
A small number of Premier Gold Lumber.
shares appear ou the Vancouver mar-' Chicago.—Under pressure of the
ket, and were eagerly absorbed at $4 "tronsest demand ln the lumber mar-
per share of par value $1. Premier! ket Blnce tho 'everlsh days of 1919-
pay 60 per cent, per annum in quar-  1920, prlces are noWlnS ""n a"d surg
Persons are often prejudiced against glasses and
sometimes positively refuse to wear them even
when they know they are
imperatively needed.
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part of wisdom to yield
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COURTENAY
or two exceptions the by-law was at
once complied with.
It ls respectfully requested that authority be given to obtain a suitable
"Dog License" book as recommended
lu my last report, or otherwise, that
tags may be procured at once should
It be desired to continue to use them,
as the time for renewal of dog licensee
has now arrived.
Authority ls requested to advertise
in the local newspaper to the effect
that dog licenses and municipal
licenses are now due to be paid to the
collector.
Respectfull submitted,
ALBERT J. MERRY,
Chlet of Police.
The Council decided to carry the
recommendations of A. J. Merry into
effect.
The Vancouver General Hospital
sent ln an account for $272 which will
be referred back with the Information
that the patients reside outside the
city limits of Cumberland.
The Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company requested permission to renew their pole line south of Dunsmuir
Avenue. The matter was referred to
the Light Committee with instructions
to see that the poles were erected in
uniform with other streets.
In connection with the Cumberland
Night School the Council received an
account from Principal A. H. Webb for
$115. It was referred to the Board
of School Trustees.
Accounts as usual were referred to
the Finance Committee for payment.
Alderman Maxwell suggested placing gravel on the streets ln place of
ashes and thought It would be advisable to appoint a deputation to Interview Mr. Thomas Graham, General
Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries, ln an attempt to secure the exclusive rights to the gravel pit near
the old slaughter house. Then the
Council drifted into a discussion of
the new townslte and the question of
taking it into the city limits.
Mayor Parnham said the Canadian
Collieries may give the matter their
favorable consideration.
The City Clerk was instructed to
look up the City Charter and ascertain
what It contained..
Wesley Wlllard will be asked to furnish a bond for the City Clerk ln one
of the companies be represents.
Alderman Partridge brought up the
question of the usual retaining te* of
$200 for Mr. P. P. Harrison, By mutual consent the matter was laid over
for two weeks,
The Chief of Police will be requested to notify all owners of dogs to
make application to the City Clerk for
license and dog tag.
terly dividends of 16 per cent.
Sl
ing forward.   Southern Pine Association shows orders for the week of 127
OIL j million feet for 129 mills.   Douglas fir
Illinois Pipe Line Company Is pre-. Is quite a sactlve as yellow pine be-
prlces sky-rocketed to a new high Te- j Paring to build the first pipeline Into j cause of heavy buying in California,
cord since September, 1917, of 81-3 Canada, from Sunburst, Montana, to Heavy cargo shipments to Eastern
cents a pound New York delivery. I Coutts, Alberta. The oil will then be seaboard continue and car orders are
Only under the Impetus of a war time  carried by tank car from Coutts to  large.
SteeL
Toronto.—Canada's production of
steel for 1922 much lower than 1921.
January, however, shows marked improvement.
Robber.
Akron, Ohio.—Raw rubber broke to
34 cents for smoked sheet and tire
companies who were heavy buyers at
that figure. Tire companies are working full time with large orders ahead.
Cotton.
New Orleans.—For eight yearB cotton production ln the U. S, A. has been
falling behind. In 1922 the world produced 15,250,000 bales and consumed
20,000,000 bales. The world's cotton
reserves are practically exhausted.
Hamburg.—The Hamburg-American
Steamship Company redeems a bond
Issue of $25,000,000, at pre-war value
of the mark with depreciated marks
which can be bought tor leu then,
$60,000 in gold. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
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THE TEST
By P. Beaufoy.
The little re-union dinner had worn
to Ub end. Claude Bassett lighted his
cigar and puffed happily.
'Wonderful to be back again in
England," he said. "I was beginning
to get sick ot Japan. One misses a
lot ot things, especially the girls."
Then you haven't surrendered
your tough old muscle of a heart to
any Mimosa San of your acquaintance?" remarked Harvey Lingard
with a laugh.
"Not exactly."
"Talking of women," said Lingard,
after a moments pause, "I don't know
If I told you that I am thinking of
getting married."
No, you didn't. Just like you, you
absent-minded old sinner. Well, the
usual congratulations, old chap."
"Thanks!"
"Who Is the lady?" asked Bassett
carelessly. "Anybody ln the profession?"
'No. What little I have seen of
actresses during my play-wrltlng career has not made me fancy them
much. The lady I am marrying doesn't
do anything ln particular. She's a
widow. Her husband died a year or
two back. She's lived abroad for
years. A perfect angel! Not a bit
like the modern frivolous woman.
Looks like one of those saints you
see ln the National Gallery. Walt a
moment! I fancy I have her photograph in one of these pockets."
He took from his pocket-book the
portrait. Claude Bassett gave a low
whistle.
"Jove!" he muttered, half to himself.   "That's funny!"
"What's funny!"
"I'll swear I've seen this lady before. In fact, unless I am very much
mistaken it's-*-"
He broke off, flushing furiously. He
looked remarkably uncomfortable.
One would have said that tbe photograph had roused sudden memories
which were anything but pleasant.
Lingard looked at him narrowly.
"Here, 1 say, what on earth Is the
matter with you?" he enquired.
"Aren't you well?"
"Yes. I'm all right. It's nothing,
old chap.   Sorry I bothered you."
Something strange, mysterious, sinister lay behind his manner. Lingard
put down his cigar and said firmly—
Walt a moment. I can't let this
pass. You said you had seen Sybil
before. Then you behaved very
queerly. One would have Imagined
you were keeping something back."
A pause followed. It was obvious
that Bassett was asking himself what
he should do. Presently, his face
hardened. He leaned forward, speaking ln a low tense voice—
"Old man, you are right. Yes, I
was keeping something back. -But the
fact is I got such a shock that I really
didn't know what to say—what to do.
Oh, it's Impossible—out of the question."
"Will you tell me what you are
driving at?"
"Yes, I'm your pal, and I ought to
tell you, but it's hard, very hard.
You'll probably want to kick me when
I do tell you. But I can't see a decent
fellow going blindfold Into a marriage
like this."
Lingard stared at him stupidly. His
heart was racing like a clock running
down. What a queer change had come
over things. A few minutes ago they
had been carelessly eating their dinners, discussing the most frivolous ot
frivolities. The latest revue, the funny
clothes that women wor now-a-days,
the antics of a comedian. And now,
without the shadow of a .warning,
tragedy seemed stalking to that table.
Lingard poured out some brandy
and drank it quickly. He felt better
now. He could face that queer look
in the eyes ot his chum—that queer
accusing look.
he
"You have met Sybil before?"
aBked, in a low trembling voice.
"I have seen her many times, but
I have not spoken to her. I had an
official position ln Yokohama, had to
be very circumspect. There were
places I could not be seen entering.
One of those places was the house run
by the lady In that photograph."
"Bassett! Be careful what you are
saying."
"Old man, I'd as soon hang myself
as tell you all this, but it's got to be.
Thank Heaven you Bhowed me that
photograph. I may be just in time
to save you from marrying one of the
vilest women on earth."
A wild cry of rage was on the point
of quitting the lips of Lingard, but he
choked It back. Anger would avail
nothing. Surely, BaBsett must have
some reason for making these horrible charges. He was mistaken, of
course. He had Been some likeness in
Sybil to that Yokohama woman, and
had jumped to conclusions. Foolish
to quarrel with his best pal.
"LlBten," he said, trying to control
his voice. "Will you tell me plainly
what you know about this lady of
whom Sybil reminds you?"
"She kept a gambling-house In one
of the vilest parts of the town. All
sorts of funny pranks went on there.
Gambling was not the worst, I fancy.
But there's no need for details. Anyway ,the authorities woke up at last,
and the place was closed a year ago.
By the way, how long has your fiancee
been back in England?"
"Just under a year," replied Lingard, In a low terrified voice.
"Then it is she right enough. It's
Impossible there could be such a likeness. Impossible! Id swear to It being the portrait of Mrs. Lemesurier ln
any court In Europe."
A long, long pause followed.   Both
men looked utterly wretched.   It was I ,„ a pretty bad sort 0( womall| ,gn,t
a queer ending to that re-union dinner: there,   she aoea a„ 80rta an(, cond,_
after a separation ot seven years.       | „„„„ 0, aueer thlngg   Now ,hen> im,t
learn to keep their faces unmoved.
But I watched her. Over and over
again, I saw her eyes seeking my face.
She was asking herself if I knew."
Lingard rose and paced tbe room.
"Look here!" be cried, suddenly
losing all his command. "I won't believe It. Do you hear? I won't believe
it, and I can't. Any man might make
a mistake ot this kind. Good Heavens!
Haven't people been hanged before
now because they bore a startling
likeness to other people? You'll have
to give me some very convincing
proofs of all this before I'll believe
that she's anything but the best and
purest woman on earth."
Bassett shrugged his shoulders.
"I can't give you any proofs," he
replied. "And if you really mean lo
marry her after what I have told you,
then you must go ahead.   That's all."
Suddenly he added—
"Look here! It's a rotten thing to
suggest, but why don't you ask her
straight out whether what I have told
you is true or false?"
Lingard laughed miserably.
"I wouldn't Insult her," he replied.
"Besides, you forget one thing—"
"Well?"
"If she were Indeed the woman you
fancy her to be, she wouldn't stick at
telling a few lies."
"By Jove, that's true! I'd forgotten
that."
Silence followed for a little time.
Then not quite knowing what to Bay
next, Bassett aBked about Llngard's
new play.
"From what you told me of it last
night? it ought to be a big success,"
he said rather lamely.
"The play!" Lingard laughed miserably. "Good Heavens, I'd almost forgotten it! Yes, you're right. I think
there's something ln It. Hallo! What's
up?"
For Bassett had suddenly hit the
table, with a little cry which sounded
remarkably like "I've got It!"
He darted up and began to pace the
room excitably. "It's an Idea!" he
muttered. "It's easy to work. It
would probably prove everything."
"What are you driving at?"
"Listen.   In this play of yours, there
At length Lingard spoke slowly—
"Listen," he said. "You must see
her. That is absolutely imperative.
Perhaps when you see her as she
really Is, you will change your mind
—will admit what a horrible wrong
you have done her. Her photograph
ls good, but it's not perfect. You've
made a mistake."
"I'm afraid not," said the other sorrowfully; "but, of course, I'll do what
you suggest."
"Will you lunch with us tomorrow
at the Savoy? Of course, If, by any
terrible chance, you should find yourself right, you'd keep quiet. You
wouldn't make a scene?"
"Is It likely?" he answered.
"Then meet us In the vestibule at
one o'clock."
He called for the bill and settled
It. The two men went to the hat-
room.
"Won't you come round to my hotel
and have a final drink?" asked Bassett.
"No, thanks, I want to get home. I
feel I don't want to speak to a soul
Ull I know about her, one way or the
other.    Good night!"
"Good night!" said Bassett wretchedly.
******
The luncheon had ended long since.
Sybil had departed to pay some calls.
The two men were seated ln Llngard's
chambers.
"So you are positive that Sybil and
Mrs. Lemesurier are Identical?" Bald
Lingard. His voice was incredulous.
Obviously he was not convinced.
"Old chap, I hate to have to say it.
but I am more certain than ever."
"You spoke of Japan. You mentioned the very city which she must
know If Bhe ls -the woman you say she
ls. But she never showed the slightest sign of any fear, any anxiety."
"No. I'll admit that she has wonderful control.    Women of that type
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get wild! Just keep your head and
listen. You're not hound to do what
I'm going to suggest. You can just
please yourself."
Lingard pointed to a chair.
"Sit down," he said. "I can't listen
whilst you're pacing the room like an
hysterical polar bear. There! Forgive
tte, old chap! I don't want to be a
disagreeable beast, but I'm all unstrung. I'm not myself. That infernal
story of yours has knocked me over."
Bassett sat down.
"Poor old chap," he said. "I understand.   Don't worry.   I'm not vexed."
Lingard seated himself and with
trembling fingers filled his pipe. The
act of smoking seemed to calm the
man.
"Well?" he said.   "Go on."
"My suggestion ls that you make a
test. You told me last night that the
play was not finished, that several
scenes still remained to be written.
Why not work into one of those scenes
several episodes ln the life of Mrs.
Lemesurier? No. Don't look so disgusted. Just hear me out. It would
be easy for me to supply you with a
tew of the leading incidents, incidents
so strange, so unusual, so bizarre that
any woman who had taken part In
them would most certainly show some
kind of emotion If she beheld them
once again on a stage."
Lingard nodded.
"The Play-scene from Hamlet!
That's the idea, is it?" he muttered.
"Exactly. I'm not claiming any
originality tor the idea, but I want to
help you to get at the truth. I've told
you ulready there's no way of proving my statements. You've got to take
my word, and If you won't do that,
then make this test. Come! What
do you say?"
"You mean that I should reproduce
those Incidents and then take Sybil
to bcc the play. It's a horrible notion!"
"Is It? Walt a moment! You swear
Hint she Is Innocent. Very well! II
you believe that, where is the horror
of the suggestion? If she is indeed
the Innocent woman you fancy her to
he, the play will be just a play ami
untiling more."
This argument obviously made an
Impression on the author. That look
of negation In his eyes went out, leaving Instead something like n glimmer
of genuine Interest.
"I never thought of that," ho Baid
slowly. "Yes, you'ro right. What Is
there to fear? She would never know
I had been making the experiment
Upon my word, I might almost think
about It."
"Do! Believe me, old chap. I'm trying to do the right thing. Wouldn't
you, If you believed a pal was going
to commit a hideous mistake, do all
you knew to prevent htin?"
"Of course!"
"That's what I'm doing now. Anyway, you shall have all thoso incldonts
written down for you during the next
day or two. They 11 help the play,
too, apart from any consideration of
any other kind."
l.lngard nodded.
"You re a good chap," he said. "And
whatever comes of this business, I
-hull always know that you were my
pal."
Two days later, Lingard received a
letter from his friend enclosing soon
notes of the "Incidents" to which he
had referred. A hasty glance at the
episodes recorded proved to the
author that his play would lose nothing by their Incorporation. On the
contrary, the last act would be
strengthened quite wonderfully by the
use of them.
lie set to work, and full Boon the
episodes were knitted Into his plot,
lie read over the act, amazed by the
remarkable grip which the new Incidents gave to the story. When Mas-
slngham, the actor-manager of the
Alcazar Theatre, where the play was
to be produced, read the manuscript,
he was simply overwhelmed with delight.
"That last act Is an Inspiration, my
dear fellow," he told the author.
"You've done the trick this time, and
done it well!"
But Lingard felt no elation. He was
too much overcome with suspense and
agitation to bother much about the
fortunes ot his play. He believed
heart and soul in Sybil, yet, somewhere at the back ot his brain there
was a queer, Insistent little voice
which whispered that there was just
the fraction of a chance that Bassett
waB right.
Well, he muBt wait—wait!
The play was set down tor production on the twenty-seventh of October.
Harvey Lingard dined with Sybil on
that eventful evening, and she looked
so amazingly sweet and good as she
sat beside him in the little restaurant,
that he cursed himself and Bassett
also for the plot which they had
engineered.
"It she's not a good woman, I'll
never believe In any man or woman
again," he told himself.
The theatre was filling rapidly when
they arrived. Lingard had acquired
quite a decent reputation, and a first-
night of a new play from his pen Invariably attracted a very smart audience. A Cabinet Minister gloomed
portentously from a- box; tbe stalls
were dotted with people whose faces
were familiar from photographs in
illustrated journals.
But even there, with so many Interesting faces to study, Sybil commanded a lot of attention as she entered
the box. Her beauty was of that compelling kind which admits of no question. People whispered to each other,
asking who she was.
Lingard looked at her with adoring
eyes. He had never seen her quite so
beautiful. Perhaps the excitement engendered by tho first-night expectancy
had heightened her amazltfg loveliness.
He took her hand and held It tight,
and, the warm flesh quivering against
his own, he asked himself whether he
could sit calmly In that box, whilst
Sybil was subjected to the vile test.
Would it not be well to find some pretext for leaving the theatre—to plead
a sudden attack of Illness—anything,
indeed, rather than that he should
play the base part which he had consented to play.
But even as this feeling of shame
burned in his blood, he told himself
that he was a fool. Why bother?
Sybil, as he knew, was Innocent. She
would never drear* that thOBe Incidents had been specially written into
the play. His calmness returned. He
was even able to make some jesting
remarks about certain notabilities in
the audience.
The curtain went up. The firBt act
was received genially enough. The
second caused the audience to lean
forward with hushed expectancy,
greedily awaiting the development of
the thrilling story. And now, Lingard
was almost forgetting the experiment
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1823.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY, FEBRAURY 10, 1923
TOUGH LUCK
ARE YOU IN ON THIS?
it Is natural for visitors to size up
a town by appearances. A dirty, rusty
town appeals to nobody, and we must
keep Cumberland from such unsighl-
liness as will cause people to think
we are on the down grade. Doesn't
It make something in you ache when
you pass a building, residence or business property that looks like It hail
weathered the blasts and reflected the j
suns of fifty or more fleeting seasons?
There are splotches and blotches all
over It, the shingles or pieces of
roofing often curl up at the ends like
n crank reformer's hair; neglect
seems to have covered It with a
mantle; the doors sag and the windows wink at you with bleary indifference. And people live and try to do
business in such structures! No one
can really live in them; it is not living, It is existing, and very poor existence at that. No one can hope to do
business in such a place. Such a
building reminds one of a ragged beggar seeking a job. A little work, a
little energy, a little paint will transform one of these places into a habitation fit for human dwelling or make
the former decrepitude aud decay give
place to Inviting brightness in the case
of a business room. A tramp goes by.
He ts dirty and rusty, aud the fact
makes him slink. It isn't because he
seems to be down and out that you
shrink from him. It Is because he
seems lazy and dirty. He mars our
sense of the fitness of things, he jarB
the harmony ot life. It ls very difficult
for such a man to find a Job. But give
lilm a shave, put clean linen on him,
shine up his rusty shoes, clothe him
iu decent garments in place of his rags
und he looks like another man. His
chances Eur employment have Increased two hundred per cent. The same
thing is true of property. Paint the
houso and the barn and the garage.
Plant trees and shrubbery and flowers.
The season for rejuvenation Is tnot far
off. Make your plans now to help In
the general improvement of Cumberland this spring.
Most of us can see the bright side
of any calamity as long as we know
others are suffering, too. This sounds
cynical, but it's human, and we all
realize that misery loves company.
Adversity ls not the worst thing In
life. Adversity nearly always ls a
turn In the road. It Is not the end ot
the trail, unless—unless you give up.
Longfellow said; "Be still, sad heart,
and cease repining, behind the clouds
the sun is still shining." It Is a great
thing to remember on a dull and rainy
day ln January that spring is coming.
About once in so often a man hits
what we call a low spot—he has a
hard time getting over the bill. Some
call It a spell of tough luck; others
call It adversity .
Adversity often is a good thing. It
makes a man forget his lofty language
In his days of prosperity and brings
him down to earth. In adversity a
man is free from flatterers, and in this
rarifled atmosphere he gets better
acquainted with himself; and this Is a
big advantage. Prosperity puffs a
man up while adversity often makes
him more dependable.
The real Injury that ndverslty
brings about Is not the loss of money,
not the loss of time, so much as it Is
the loss of his self-confidence. When
a man loses his self-confidence he is
mortally hurt and may be said to be
indeed in ndverslty.
So this is why we prescribe those
lines of Longfellow's: "Thy fate is the
common fate of all; into each life
some rain must fall, sonic days must
be dark and dreary." So If the January
gloom and the February thaw get on
your nerves, just take a hitch In your
belt and say with the Italian: "It's
tougha da luck, but twill soon pass
by."
THE HABIT OF LUXURY
PITY 'TIS, 'TIS TRUE
WHY PLAY HOOKEY?
Why did boys play hookoy when the
men of the present day were young-
Bters? For precisely the same reason
that boys became truants in the more
precise language of today.
They were on the eternal quest of
fun. Without realizing It, they were
seeking (he thing which the Declaration of Independence avers is the third
Inalienable right of man.
Tho school room represented the
discipline whicli Young Canada, like
some of liis elders, the shinny field, the
orchard and the chestnut grove were
alluring beyond power of resistance.
The hickory cane of yesterday took
no cognizance of the underlying reasons for playing hookey.
But now, in some of the schools,
they have movies to illustrate the lessons Thus, the Fall of Rome ceases
to be a stupid demand upon memory
and become a highly exciting appeal
to interest
In the manual training shops the
building of sleds and bird houses and
iu the domestic science kitchen, tho
mailing of pies and salads, have had
much to do with making education
really attractive
The modern educator finds tliat he
can teach more to the Interested child
than to the flogged child
Consequently, the problem of truancy is growing less
Having spent some odd hours during tho present winter in reading a
few contemporaneous works of fiction,
we feel moved to ask our readers what
they think of the present day novel
anyway? Tiie odl-time novel took a
very high moral tone. The hero was
a frank-faced and clear-eyed youth
who struggled against fate and circumstances, and who fell in love with
a high-minded girl. Finally they married and lived happily forever after.
Marriage now is apt to be a rather
early incident in the story. The hero
has a capacity for picking out the girl
he really didn't want. This, of course,
was not due to his own luck of brains,
but to some fateful decree of physical
passion which he couldn't help. Afterward he discovers that liis wife is a
nobody. Arund In the next street Is
a pure and high ideal ot feminity
whom he should have selected in the
first place. Hence ructions! Sex feeling is a big element in human life, but
It ls not everything. As life grows
more complex with its struggles of
business, society, politics, a great
many other interests meet and clash
and create dramatic situations worthy
of fine fictional treatment.   It is com-
We congratulate ourselves dally on
the immense progress of comfort in
ordinary life.   It appears that In the
last century scientific  Invention has I
made more advance in the matter of;
common  luxury of  living than  had j
been made by many centuries before.
There Is health, there is cleanliness,
there is plumbing, there are the end-1
lesB electric, appliances for simplifying domestic  labor.    There is  light,
there is heat, there are the telephone
and the automobile.   It   seems   that
those poor, benighted earlier people
who had none of those things, could
not have known what the comfort of
life really Is.
Are we any happier for it all? It
Is obvious and notorious that those
who are born to all this wealth and
variety of luxury might appreciate the
lack of It, might feel It keenly If deprived of all these cunning and insinuating arrangements for warding
off the bare attacks of human need.
But when things go on In their normal course we are too likely to accept
our blessings without thinking anything about them. And the old, restless anxious, self-tormenting soul
seeks some new ease, some strange
relief, some unimaglned luxury, just
as much as ever it did.
Even, It is possible to see when we
think of it, the immense danger and
damage ot getting dependent on all
those things which our forefathers did
not need because they did not know
them. We have become gradually enmeshed In a close network of comort
and luxury that, by pampering our
bodies, bids fair to rob us of the brave
freedom of our souls. And no doubt
the great war taught many a hothouse
bred young man that what he had
grown up unthinkingly to consider as
absolute necessaries of life were by
no means Indispensable, that a man
might rarely wash and seldom shave
and yet be a hero. But the strain of
deprivation was often cruel nnd sometimes deadly, and many a soldier grew
to wonder whether he most despised
luxury or longed for It.
The luxuries that really count nre
those of the spirit, the wealth of human affection and the Inexhaustible
beauty of art and nature. These have
been the common property of all ages
and they cost nothing but the simple
effort of training yourself to appre
elate them. How many people refuse
to make even that effort and despise
the most exquisite luxuries the world
affords only because they are within
the reach of everyone!
MAKING MONEY
If there are any persons In tho
United States whose vlewB on making
money should be received with respect
they are Mr. John D. Rockefeller mid
Mr. Henry Ford. Both men have made
extraordinary fortunes, and, as it
happens, both men are generously
willing to advise tlielr fellow countrymen who are ambitious to follow In
their footsteps.
Unfortunately for  their eager dis
ciples, they disagree about one of the
paratlvely rare to see a man reading fundamental   processes    of   money-
a novel today.    Perhaps one trouble making.   For many years Mr, Rocke
Is that modern writers have given the feller has been preaching to all who
sex motive such a morbid prominence would listen the necessity of the most
that it surfeits healthy-minded people, careful thrift.   "Save the pennies" is
As son one has said, the modern novel his watchword.   From boyhood he was
ls too erotic, neurotic and tommyrotic.
LIVING 300 YEARS
THERE ARE MEN LIKE THIS
One of our citizens recently took
issue with us regarding our endeavors
to get our citizens to pull together on
(•(immunity betterment.
This citizen goes about with a frown
on liis face and every new idea is
pooh-hoohed and called a lot of bunk.
He never forgets anothors little failings. He never moves out of the corporate limits of his home town.
Now, he doesn't believe in co-operation.
All right, old friend, if you don't
think co-operation necessary, just
watch and see what happens to a
wagon if one wheel comes off.
And for heaven's snke look a little
pleasant, If you havo to force It. Remember llfo is always taking your
photograph.
Don't get the idea that tills particular town is tlio steering gear of the
universe. Watch tho bees and you'll
find tbat tho ono that gets the honey
doesn't hang around tho blvc.
A well-known insurance actuary in
addressing a company of life underwriters, has made bold to declare that
In his judgment it would not be Impossible for a man to live to be 300
years old, once he finds out how this
may be accomplished. "The human
race has added ten years to its life
Within the last .10 years," according
to this authority.
Few people If they had the privilege
of living to be 300 years old, would
accept the opportunity.
There wouldn't be anything particularly Interesting in living this long,
unless there
) wero enough persons of, t0 9ave tne|f
careful to save his own pennies; and
sec how many dollars he has now!
He would admit, if pressed, that you
must do something else with your
pennies besides saving them—Invest
them, for example, in some sound and
profitable enterprise—but he has been
diligent in creating the impression
that thrift ls at the bottom of all
money-getting. Thrirt alone will not
make you rich, but will certainly keep
you from being poor, and without
thrift there ls but a slim chance of
your making a fortune.
Mr. Ford Is the child of a younger
generation. He doesn't think much of
penny saving. "It's a good way to
keep a young man poor," he says.
Two kinds of people urge young men
First Showing This
Week of
LADIES NEW
SPRING COATS
NEWEST STYLES IN
LADIES' AND MISSES' NEW SPRING COATS
New   Spring   Goods   Now   Being  Shown   in
DRESS   GOODS COTTON CREPES
VOILES SKIRTINGS
PRINTS VELVETS
LINENS RATINES
PLAID AND CHECK GINGHAMS
TOWELS AND TOWELLING
MISSES AND  CHILDREN'S WASH  DRESSES
AND PINAFORES
faculties ure strongly marked, and
who has cool, sound Judgment to accompany them, will get comfortably
rich without any help either from Mr.
Rockefeller or from Mr. Ford. And
a man who has not those faculties will
never get far on the road to a fortune
in spite of all the advice successful
millionaires can give him.
A MAN'S PRIDE
WANTED—A MAN
money.   Their parents
want them to save it In order to hoard
equal ago to make life worth while.
As years multiply and human beings .„, „nd the blmkel.K wnnt lhom ,0
begin to draw closer to the end of L 80 thal they can speculate with It.
Ifes toilsome journey, the things they to make money you must sped it;
love host and things which Interest j I10t throw „ away, but 9|)cnd „ , ^
then, most are those which are joined hy," 0n education, we suppose, and
In mutual Interest. 011 travel aI1(, „„ aavertl8lng and on
Youth Is not always attractive to old ; this, that and the other way of getting
age, nor old age to youth. But young real business experience and a knowl-
people have common Interest In affairs
with other young people and persons
of mature years find their pleasures
largely In the company of those of
their own age.
So, if one man living to be 250 years
old and everybody about him was
much younger there would be no tie
to bind the older man to his fellows.
He would lose much of the sweetness
of life. He would fall dismally ln
gaining the happiness which advancing years not infrequently bring.
Instead of trying to live to be three
centuries old ,wo ought to try to live
more oervlceahly.
This, after all, Is the keyuote to complete Joy.
edge of the things In which you deal. |
The ideas of the two multimillionaires are characteristic of the period
in whicli each made his fortune.   The'
difference  is  one  of emphasis.    Mr.
Rockefeller   Insists   on   the   saving,
though  he knowB that using wisely
what you have saved is quite as important.    Mr, Ford is voluble on the'
use of money, though he knows that!
most people will have no money to j
use unless they save It to begin with
As a matter of fact, advice of this Bort i
Is wasted on most people.   Making a
fortune Is tho result of certain inborn
qualities or certain favorable oppor-
tunltles—usually of both.   A man in
whom the acquisitive and speculative
A man's pride is more enduring than
any vesture he may wear. He may go
robed like the Illustrious Potentate of
the richest Temple in the richest
Shrine in the country, aud be poor in
the right kind of pride; or he may be
clad In rags and tatters and still be
of the royal blood of worthy pride.
The warden of one of the world's
greatest prisons said, "It ls often
merely a matter of pride of a certain
kind that keeps many men out of
jail."
In some penitentiaries they now
have a system which in one respect,
at least, seems to be producing excellent results. A school for teaching
pride is one of the Innovations of some
big prisons. This departure has been
iu use sufficiently long to demonstrate
Its value and efficiency.
It Is learned that five years ago
there were more than 300 Inmates in
one prison who could neither rend nor
write, Today It Is affirmed there is
not an Inmate In the institution who is
not able to do these things. Thus
men have been helped in a practical,
material way to do things which enable them to find self-respect, to say
nothing of the pleasure the acquirement of such knowledge gives to its
possessors.
What is most appealing In the study
of modern penology Is this tendency
to nsslst valuably In the reclamation
of men and boys.
There are comparatively few Incorrigible criminals, we think.
Those prison classrooms and the
teaching therein serve powerfully to
shorten the time of confinement, to
light walls and colls with hope's
bright star.
It is good to assist men to realize
the worth of honest pride. But we
need not of necessity go to the penitentiary to prove It. There is a lot of
pride culture needed on the outside of
the walls of legal restraint.
Wanted—A man for hard work and
rapid promotion, a man who can find
tilings to be done without the help of
a manager and three assistants.
A man who gets to work on time In
the morning and does not imperil the
lives of others in an attempt to be first
out of the office at night.
A man who is neat in appearance
and does not sulk if asked for an
hour's overtime in emergencies.
A man who listens carefully when
he is spoken to and asks only enough
questions to insure the accurate
carrying out of instructions.
A man who moves quickly and
makes as little noise as possible about
it.
A man who looks you straight in
the eye and tells the truth every time.
A man who does not pity himself for
having to work.
A man who Is cheerful, courteous to
everyone and determined to "make
good."
A man who, when he does not know,
says, "I don't know," and when he is
asked to do anything says, "I'll try."
A man who does not make the same
mistake twice, wbo is not a goody-
goody, a prig or a cad, but who does
the very heat ho knows how with
every task entrusted to him,
This man is wanted everywhere.
Age or lack of experience do not
count. There isn't any limit, except
ills own ambition, to the number or
the size of the jobs he can get. He is
wanted lu every big business from B.
C. to the Maritime Provinces.
Help Wanted.
Two good-natured Irishmen on a
certain occasion, occupied the Bame
bed. In the morning, one of them Inquired ot the other:
"Dennis, did you hear the thunder
last night?"
"No, Pat; did it rally thunder?"
"Yes, it thundered as If hlvln an'
airth would come together."
"Why in the divil, then, didn't ye
wake me, for ye know I can't slape
when it thunders."
"A Terrible Experience"
"I Recall My Experiences with the Burglar with
Feelings of Horror!"
"How would you feel if yon wakened
in the middle of the night with a
flashlight shining in your eyes and
the gruff voice ol a man threatening
Hint, 'If you make the slightest noise,
I'll shoot?' That was my experience
the end of last March when my husband was away in tbe woods and I
was alone with my three children,
Everytiine I think of this experience
a shudder passes over me and as long
as I live I shall remember it. At the
time I really thought I would die.
It's a wonder my heart did not stop
beating I was so weak that even if
I had any desire to move. I could not.
I was bathed In a cold, clammy perspiration Even to recall the shocking
details now makes me shudder. It
was a result of this shock that I
contracted a high fever and for hours
at a time X was delirious. I got so
bad that the doctor finally gave up
hope of my ever recovering, but by
careful nursing, I wu finally pronounced out of danger The shock
had left me so weak, that, for no
reason whatever, I would suddenly
burst into tears All the life teemed
to have been taken out of me,   I kept
getting weaker and weaker, to mnch
so that my husband and children
were constantly worrying about tne.
Doctors prescribed for tue and while
I willingly tried their medicines, only
very few of theru did uie any good,
but unfortunately tbe good was not
lasting. My family asked me if I
would try Carnol and I (aid, 'I wae
willing to try anything,' but felt that
it would not do tne any good. Four
bottles of Carnol taken regularly, hat
completely restored my former health
anil strength and, while I occasionally
recall my experience with the burglar
with feelingsof horror, I am otherwise
as well and strong as I have ever
been. Carnol is the most wonderful
preparation I have ever used for
building and restoring health and
Strength. It hat done wonders for
several of my friends to whom I have
recommended it."   Mra. McC. of....
Carnol is sold by your druggist,
and if yon can conscientiously lay,
alter you hsve tried it, that it hasn't
done you any good, return the empty
bottle to him and be will refund your
money. 440 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
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"A VERY HUMAN MAN"
IS MR. LLOYD GEORGE
"He Hasn't Forgotten How to Be Plain
Mr. Lloyd George," Saus
His Wife.
How did Lloyd George and his wife
really take the defeat that meant their
moving from No. 10 Downing Street?
An English lady was curious to know,
and this ls what she discovered when
she called.
"Dame Margaret Lloyd George's
drawing room dispelled any feeling ot
a visit of condolence even before she
herself came in. Gay parrots and
roseson chintz sofas, a bright Are,
modest, but fresh, arrangements of
flowers, portraits of her happy-looking
daughters, wedding group photographs, bookcases that look as though
they held school prizes—this is surely
not the salon of a great political, wirepulling lady; it is 'mother's room.'
Mrs. Lloyd G«orge Speaks.
"Dame Margaret comes in, brisk,
smiling, simply dressed ln a dark blue
gown. I felt that I was shaking hands
with the least dismayed, least apprehensive lady in the political world.
Other women may be hysterically putting on their rather rusty spurs. Dame
Margaret looked rather as though Bhe
had descended thankfully from a long
and exciting journey.
" 'But I thought you wanted to talk
about my husband," she protested,
when I asked a question about herself. What woman, after all, wouldn't
be rather eager to talk about a husband who, on this day after many
years, was at last just a husband again
instead of a Prime Minister?
'"I shall be glad if he does get a
rest,' she said. 'He Ib not a political
machine, caring only for politics.   The
Prime   Mln ,   I  mean   Mr.   Lloyd
George—it is hard to remember to call
him that now after so long—is a very
human man. He loves music. He
likes to go to the opera. He likes
to play golf. And all these years he
has had so little time for his own lite.
On a line morning he would say he
would like to get some golf. Then he
would go down and And so much important work that he could not get
away. He is not a man who would
have nothing to do outside political
life if he were to leave it.
Took Defeat Cheerfulltr.
" 'He haa the power ot throwing
things off.   Yesterday was so dram
atic that many people may have wondered how he felt at the end of It.
But he went to bed early and slept
well, and today Is well and cheerful.
He hasn't forgotten how to be plain
Mr. Lloyd George ?'"
Lloyd George's newly built "cottage"
at Churt, in Surrey, to which he made
such touchingly modest reference during the election, is really a compact
house of moderate size, with a considerable extent of pleasantly wooded
grounds attached. His pathetic talk
of finding his future joy In rearing
"a rhododendron" and "a new snowdrop" ou these fairly extensive
premises was only another illustration
of his rare ability as a serio-comic
actor.   '
Though Lloyd from the polls retires
hurt,
He's very much on the alert,
And keener, no doubt,
To knock party-foes out
Than   to   cultivate   snow-drops    at
Churt!
DOES NOT WANT
NANAIMO IN THE
COMOX RIDING
Conrtenay Liberal Association Sends
Protest to A. W. Nell and
Others.
SPEND OUR DOLLARS
HERE THEN WE ALL
HELP EACH OTHER
The Stprj ot a Ten Dollar Illll In Its
Travels.
B. C. STOCK BREEDERS
MEET AT VANCOUVER
Provincial   Association   of   Breeders
Will Meet February 13.
The B. C. Stock Breeders' Association will hold Its 1923 annuel convention in the Vancouver Hotel on February 13. The programme will be of
Interest to all stock breeders and
farmers and a large attendance Is
expected.
The programme will last tor one
day only. The morning session will
Include the opening address by His
Worship Mayor Tlsdall, of Vancouver;
the president's address; a report of
the annual convention of the Western
Canada Live Stock Union and will
conclude with a business meeting.
Many Fine Addresses.
The afternoon will be confined to
addresses by some of the most eminent
men connected with stock breeding ln
the province. Four addresses will be
delivered Including: "Soli Fertility,"
by Professor P. A. Bovlng, University
of B. C, Vancouver, B. C; "Profitable
Park Production," G. S. Harris, Moresby Island, B. C; "The Farm Flock,"
Professor H. M| King, University of
B. C„ Vancouver, B. 0„ and "Steer
Feeding," It. H. Helmer, suporlntend-
The Liberal Association of Courtenay has supported a resolution
strongly protesting against the
Comox-Alberni district being joined
with Nanaimo In tbe coming re-distribution bill at Ottawa. The resolution
reads:
"Whereas the bill regarding re-diB-
trlbution expected to be brought
before the House of Commons in the
near future, and any effect it might
have as regards the Comox-Alberni
Federal constituency has been fully
discussed at this meeting.
"And whereas it has been ascertained that the members of the various
organizations in Comox Electoral District are very much opposed to any
suggestion that Nanaimo be added to
such Federal constituency;
Do Not Want Nanaimo.
"Be It therefore resolved that this
meeting go on record as being absolutely opposed to Nanaimo being added
to or Included In the boundaries ot the
Comox-Alberni constituency and that
every effort be made to defeat any attempt to so add or Include Nanaimo.
And further that we recommend that
if any alteration be made in the boundaries of such constituency, that that
part of the present constituency lying
in the east of the 124th longitude be
cut off, and that Clo-oose District and
Port Renfrew on the WeBt Coast of
Vancouver Island be added to such
constituency.
"And further that the Boards of
Trade of Cumberland and Courtenay
be asked to co-operate with us in this
matter, and that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Mr, Neill, M. P.,
and to Mr. Turgeon, 122 Hastings
Street West, Vancouver, B. C„ Provin- \
clal Liberal organizer, and to such
other person or persons as may ap-'
pear advisable."
ent,   Dominion   Experimental   Farm,
Summerland, B. C.
There will he one address delivered
1n the evening, by R. E. Wilson, Dominion Live Stock Branch, Calgary,
Alta. His remarks will he on "Horse
Breeding."
Not long ago a farmer received a
$10 payment on his crop.
Having owed the grocer for supplies for some time, he passed the
$10 on to him.
The grocer in turn remembered his
liability to the hardware man, and
forthwith passcil the $10 on to him.
The hardware man had occasion to
buy meat, and the $10 wns handed
to the butcher.
The butcher's wife, having received
the $10 from her husband, bought
some material for the family, from the
dry goods store.
The dry goods man paid the $10 to
the coal dealer towards the coal bill.
Everybody Keeps the Dollar.
As the coal dealer had bought some
feed for his team, he bethought him
of paying tho farmer who had supplied It, and so the $10 again got into
the country to start all over again.
In its rounds so far it has served
seven purposes, and may have passed
through many more hands, performing
a similar service os It passed along.
It may even have strayed Into the
office of the Cumberland Islander.
But tho fact remains that It is still
In the community to start on Its
rounds once more, and cause satisfaction to all through whose hands 11
passes.
BUT 1
Had that $10 been sent out of town
to a mail order house, Its service to
this community would he at an end.
It would have been gone forever from
the district where It had Its beginning—where the product of the farm
caused the $10 to enter Into our midst.
It Is true that one Individual may have
gotten fair satisfaction from the purchase made, but the contrary may also
have been the case, for no opportunity
was afforded him of seeing in advance
what he was buying.
Keep Our Dollar Homo.
But whether u satisfactory transaction or not, the fnct remains that
the $10 Is gone, and Is of no further
service to our community.
Keep every possible dollar at home,
so that It may serve each ono of us In
turn as It passes along from one to
the other!
Let it perform the same service as
the "Pipe of Peace' 'In the days of tho
noble Red Man!
Always keep in mind that the local
merchants In all lines are in business
to perform the duties of distributors
of all commodities to the homes, and
this service should be appreciated.
CARD OF THANKS
The wife and relatives of Nelson
Cook, deceased, wish hereby to express their sincerest appreciation for
the many loving kindnesses extended
to them in their recent bereavement,
and believing there ls but one God the
Good Omnipotent.
I CANT AFFORD IT!
Same Old Cry—But Waiting Won't Help Any.
Look At This:
JANUARY—Ford size tire  $14.50
FEBRUARY—Ford size tire $15.50
MARCH—Ford size tire —?—
Buy Your Tires Now At
BOOL and WILSON
Tire Headquarters, Vulcanizing, Gas, Oils, Accessories.
COURTENAY and NANAIMO
We Have Moved, and Are Now Situated Opposite the
Gaiety Theatre
Light Lunches and Refreshments After the Show.
Mrs. Corbett's Home Cookery
COURTENAY, B.C.        OPPOSITE THE THEATRE
The
Farmers' Produce Store
"Where Quality Counts."
MEATS,   POULTRY,   FISH   AND   VEGETABLES.
Telephone 143. P.O. Box 162
COURTENAY, B.C. ^^1^^
SIX
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
GORDON STRANGLES
THE
OCTOPUS
Realizing that present conditions call for greater economy I have launched this great
SELLING   FOR   CASH
campaign in order to meet the ever increasing demands for goods at lower prices.
Begin now and cut your bills in half. Buy for cash and buy where you buy cheaper
BATTLESHIP LINOLEUM
Just arrived, 1000 yards Battleship
Linoleum, extra heavy and very
best quality. To clear at the very
low price of, QK/»
per yard    OOC
MEN'S UNDERWEAR
Penman's Underwear, while   QQ^,
fl                 they last, per garment....  *7uC •
Truro Unshrinkable,        d»-|   IT A
regular $2.00, for     tpl.OU
Penman's Ribbed, (fi-t   PA
regular $2.00, for ....   tpl.tDU
MEN'S PANTS
Men's heavy tweed serge Pants, the
very best material; regular price,
$6.00, while they (fiA  AP
last, per pair    «P~r.i/t)
TURNER BEETON'S
"WATERSHED CLOTHING"
Pants, regular $6.00,      (1> A  nr
Jackets, regular $7.00,    (JJ» nr
for     tyO.LiV
All sizes in stock.
Men's Flannel Shirts in black, brown
and blue; regular (fin PA
$4.00, for      «P»J.Olr
Men's Khaki Twill Shirts, made of
the very best material and very
roomy; regular $3.00,   (fi-t   AQ
to clear at    tpA.t/O
BOYS' AND YOUNG MEN'S SUITS
A large selection to choose from and
a beautiful range of tweeds and
serges that you will be more than
satisfied with.
Boys'sizes, 22, 23, 24, <J»P PA
per suit     tPtJ.tlU
Boys'sizes, 27, 28, 29, fi*QCA
30, 31, per suit      «PO.OU
Boys'sizes, 32, 33, 34,   (fi-t -t   PA
35, per suit     tPli-.OU
Young Men's sizes, 35, (fi-t t* A A
36, 37, 38, per suit   tplO.UU
Take advantage ./•• \
V  .W
of  this   tippor- A\vj\
tunity to buy a JL^m\'P   \
suit at less than Jm^LWf. / kv
offered  by   tiie ^■/4j//'
mail order ^W       I
houses M\ ¥
WE CAN w^'
FIT YOUR
BOY rfJ F
Men's Grey Flannel Shirts, very well
made and a first class garment;
regular $3.50, (fin /»r
100 pairs Turner Beeton Big Horn
Overalls; regular (fi-t   QQ
$2.50, while they last   ijjl.t/O
75 Overalls, Bull Dog brand, blue
stripe; regular $2.25,   (fi-t   A A
Men's Pure Wool Sox, fiFv/i
per pair  U«JC
About 1 dozen Men's Pullover Sweaters and Sweater Coats, pure wool
and very well made; regular $7.00,
to clear, d»P OP
at     *D*J.£i*J
MEN'S OVERCOATS
Men's Overcoats; CMQ Kft,
value $25.00, for....   «ple7.0U
Men's Mackinaw Coats, d»Q A A
value $12.50, for    «PO.Ul/
Men's Mackinaw Coats, d»P PA
value $8.50, for  eJjO.OU
LADIES* HOSE
Ladies' Silkoline Hose in black,
brown, white and camel, /JP _
per pair   OOC
Ladies' Silk Hose in brown and amber; regular $2.25, d»j fTP
per pair      *pl..lO
Ladies' Black and brown QQf»
Silk Hose, pair   t/Ot
Ladies' brown cashtmere hose, English make, fl»i /»P
per pair    «pA»vl»J
LADIES' VESTS
Large selection, priced up to $3.00 per
garment, to clear at 20 per cent.
discount.
White Flannelette, 32 inch     01 «
wide, per yard    OJ.C
White Flannelette, 36 inch     Oflg.
wide, per yard    00 C
Grey Stripe Flannelette, A S\ _
32 inch wide, per yard   rr^ C
Colored Towels; regular (fi-t At\
$1.75 a pair for     tPl.^lU
Colored Towels; regular (fi-t A A
$1.25 a pair for     tpJL.UU
27 pairs Ladies' High Cut Shoes, sizes
3'/> and 4 only. This shoe sells
regularly for $6.00. I (fin AP
will clear the line at   *&&.&*)
Ladies' Black Oxfords, (fin BP
E E width    «PO. I D
Ladies' Black Patent       (fin BP
Slipper, pair    «PO. I U
Ladies' Brown d»P A A
Oxfords, pair     *J)D.UU
Growing Girls'Shoe; d»Q WP
regular $5.50, for ....    tP*3. t D
Growing Girls' Shoe, (fiA fTP
brown; regular $6.50,   tj)'*. I &
About 60 pairs
Boys'  Amherst
and Leckie
School Shoes
which I will
close out at
25%
discount
LOOK MEN! 300 prs
Goodyear Welted
Shoes to  sell  at
black   -   - $5.75
brown -   - $6.00
SEE Window Display
SPECIALS IN CROCKERY
Earthenware Teapots, green  r7A _
$1.25 value, for    I «/C
Fancy Teapots, black and (PI   QC
brown; $1.95 values..    tpL.OD
Brown Globe Teapots; iQ
60c value, for   40C
Brown Globe Teapots; K7/»
75c values, for   tj I C
White English Dinner      (fin op
Plates, 10 inch, dozen   tyLi.OO
White English Tea (fi-t   PA
Plates, 5 inch, dozen   <pX.t)U
GROCERY   DEPARTMENT
1000 lbs. Malkin's Best Coffee, the
wholesale cost is 58c today. Per
lb 50c
300 lbs. Gordon's Best Tea; regular
75c per lb., now  60c
20 lb. Cotton Sack Sugar for ....$1.90
49 lb. Sack lour, for  $1.90
CANDY SPECIAL
200 lbs. Special Mix-      OOp
ture; reg. 35c, now.... ttOv
50 only Swift's Premium Hams, half
or whole, per lb. 37c
400 lbs. Swift's Empire Bacon, by the
piece, per lb 33c
5 lbs. Pure Lard  $1.00
10 lbs. Pure Lard $1.95
Cooked Ham, per lb 50c
Ayrshire Roll, per lb 40c
Picnic Hams, per lb. 25c
Cottage Roll Bacon, per lb 21c
New Zealand Butter, nothing better,
per lb 45c
Horseshoe Salmon, per tin 25c
Heinz Catsup, per bottle 40c
Lea & Perrin's Sauce, per bottle 25c
Corn on Cob, Canada First, tin ....30c
Quaker Corn, per tin 15c
Tomatoes, large size tins 17c
Quaker Oats  29c
Tillson's Rolled Oats  37c
Carnation Mush  45c
Sunlight Soap, per packet 25c
Fels Naptha, per packet 85c
Old Dutch Cleanser, per tin 10c
Sesque Matches, per packet 40c
Maple Leaf Matches, per packet 40c
Eagle and Reindeer Milk, per tin 25c
St.  Charles,  Pacific and  Carnation
Milk, 7 tins for  , 95c
Fry's Cocoa, \'-, lb. tins for 32'/2c
Cowan's Cocoa, per lb 20c
Naval Oranges, sweet   and   juicy,
15 cases to sell at 4 dozen for $1.05
Large size Sunkist Lemons, doz. 49c
Australian Brown Onions, per lb. lie
Campbell's   Soups,   Vegetable   and
Tomato, per tin 15c
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, per
tin   12"/,C
JAM
Royal City Strawberry Jam, 4 lb.
tins, for  $1.00
Empress Strawberry Jam, 4 lb. tins,
for $1.00
Staney's Strawberry Jam, 4 lb. tins,
for 90c
Strawberry, Raspberry and Black
Currant Jam, 1 lb. jars for 35c
CHICKEN FEED
Wheat No. 1, (fin Qtv
100 lb. sack    tP£.OU
Scratch Food,
100 Jb. sacks	
Cracked Corn,
100 lb. sacks	
$2.65
$2.60
Gordon, Cumberland
The most of the best
for the least SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SEVEN
MONTHLY REPORT
AND PROMOTION LIST
(Continued from Page One)
Tatsumi Iwasa, Shlgeo Kawaguckl,
Low Man, Reno Peretto, Josie Piro-
zlnl, John Sweeney, Charles Tobacco,
Toshio Yamamura, Wilfred Colling.
HONOR ROLL
Kathleen Cooke, Ella Conn, Edna
Cawdell, Jack Horbury, Charles Tobacco, Toshlo Yamamura.
DIV.  V.—Teacher,   A.   J.   Coleman;.
Number   on   roll,   31;   percentage,
90.5; lates, 3.
Perfect attendance—Sadakl Asao,
Mary Clark, Eleanor Davis, Tadashl
Dol, Lily Leversedge, Charles MacDonald, Mah Shun, Yaye Nagal, Sarah
Oyama, Norma Parnham, Margaret
Shearer, Bert McLellan, Noblo Hayashl, James Home.
HONOR ROLL
Mah Shun, Norma Parnham, Eleanor Bergland, Fusayo Suglmorl, Agnes
Bruce, Yaye Nagal.
Progress—Agnes  Bruce.
Improvement—Tsuneto Asao, Sarah
Oyama.
DIV.  VI.—Teacher,  Marjorie  Mordy.
Orade II. third intermediate.   Num-
on   roll   43;   percentage  of attendance, 85.5; number of lates, 8.
Perfect attendance—Alko Yoshikum,
Lem Jam, Edna Davis, George Logan,
Fee Lung, Lena Merlette, Allan Glen,
Margaret Salmon, Percy Jones, Annie
Walker, Klshio Kaga,  Doris  Water-
field, Low Leong, Tadoi Dol.
HONOR ROLL
Edna Davis, Margaret Salmon, Allan
Glen, Jackie MacLean, Robert Colling,
Percy Jones.
DIV. VII.—Teacher, M. C. Bannerman.
Number on roll, 33; percentage of
attendance, 85.69; lates, 3.
Perfect attendance—Willie Altara,
Jean Brown, Isabel Brown, Beatrice
Cavallero, Harriet Horbury, Yoshlo
Kawagachi, Mary Jackson, Chiyeko
Kajlyama, Mildred Lockner, Kathleen
O'Brien, Taska Oyama, Hitoshl Suglmorl.
HONOR ROLL
Isabel Brown, Barbara Westfleld,
Norma Frost, Sadako Iwasa, Cheylko
Kajlyama, Mary Jackson.
DIV. VIII.—Teacher, J.   McFadyen.
Grade—Senior III. reader.   Number
on roll, 45;   percentage of attendance, 89.3; lates, 1.
Perfect   attendance—George   Bird,
Rudl Bonora, Josie Burgheimer, John
Coombs, Alven Frelonl Dorothy Gordon     Low Hong, Tom Mossey, Toklo
Nakano, Bessie Nicholas, Delina Per-
ette, Low Ping, May Smith, George
Strachan, Willie Sweeney, Tom Tobacco, Lena Tomassi, Nellie Walker,
Elsie    Waterfield,    Harry    Westfleld,
William Mcintosh.
HONOR ROLL
Hugh Braes, Dorothy Gordon, Oswald Reid, Rudl Bonora, Kitty Prior,
Elsie Waterfield.
DIV.   IX.—Teacher,   Edith   Horbury.
Number on roll, 39; percentage of
attendance, 88.3; lates, 7.
Perfect attendance — John Burg-
hiner, Irene Davis, Doris Hannay,
Cazuko Iwasa, Takeru Kawagauchl,
Second Merlette, Muriel Partridge,
Nina Shields, Helen Saunders, Hilda
Anderson.
HONOR ROLL
Nina Shields, Cabuko Iwasa, Catherine Brown, Viola Reese, Hilda Anderson, Hlsako Nakano.
DIV.   X.—Teacher,   C.    Richardson.
Number on roll, 36; percentage ot
attendance, 88.18; lates, 9.
Perfect attendance — Chow Chee,
Marlon Combs, Alfred Jones, Jamie
Joe, Chow Kee, Jennie Lawrence,
Bobby Marshal, Bennie Nicholas, Hiroshl Okuda, Irene Oyama, Lillian
Picketti, Lung Sam, Malta Tomassi,
Joe Whyley, Dick Yeun.
HONOR ROLL
Jamie Joe, Chow Kee, Quon Chong,
Jennie Lawrence, Dick Yeun, Mali
Dack Lung.
DIV.    XI.—Teacher,    H.    Harrison.
Number on roll, 36; percentage of
attendance, 87.73; lates, 6.
Perfect attendance — Klyoka Abe,
John Bannerman, Lola Biggs, Fung
Him, Hldlo Imasko, Takeshi Tyeln,
Masake Kaga, Jackie Marpole, David
Marshal, Bryson Parnham, Muriel
Thompson, Willie Tobacco, Harry
Waterfield, Willie MacNaughton.
HONOR ROLL
Agnes MacKinnon, Muriel Thompson, May Graham, John Earl Banner-
man, Bryson Parnham, Harvey Hurd.
DIV. XII.—Teacher, J. E. Robertson.
Grade  I.  reader,   Senior  Primary.
Number on roll, 35; percentage of
attendance, 86.68; lates, 2.
Perfect attendance—Prestou Bruce,
Willie Cloutler, Chow Hoe, David
Hunden, Tyelrl Manabl, Chang King,
Dong Leong, Willie Logan, Mah Wool,
Lome Murdock, Kate Oyama, Henry
Salmon, Hlromltsu Salto, Dong Sing
Echlro Shi, Alex. Sommervllle, Chow
Ting, Joe Town.
HONOR ROLL
Chow    Hoe,   Joe    Town,    Harold
Hughes,   Hlromltsu   Salto,   Preston
Bruce, Lome Murdock.
DIV.   XIII.—Teacher,   Eva   Drader.
Number on roll, 40; percentage of
attendance, 81.3; lates, 6.
Perfect    attendance—Peter    Bono,
Norah Cooke, Jean Dunsire, Joyce
Haycock, Margaret Lairtgan, Robert
Logan, Alex. Mossey, Muriel Shortt,
Rhoda Walton.
HONOR ROLL
Peter Bono, Rhoda Walton, Madge
Bryan, Robert Logan, Willie Combs,
Shlegeml Marlya.
Promotion List, January SI, 102S
An explanation of the new classification made by the Department of
Education is herewith given in order
to clear away any misunderstanding:
Division means nothing as to seniority
of place as a rule; reader and grade
count.
The old classification gave three
grades: Junior (three years); intermediate (two years), and senior, two
years.
1. Junior Grade—First year, receiving class; first primer. Third year
—Second primer, first reader. Third
year—Junior second reader; senior
second reader.
2. Intermediate Grade — Fourth
year, Junior third reader. Fifth year
—Senior third reader.
3. Senior Grade—Sixth year, Junior
fourth reader. Seventh year—senior
or entrance.
In the new classification the reader
is the Bame as the year ln school except in the senior grade.
1. First Year—Junior first reader
or receiving class; senior first reader.
Second year—Junior second reader;
senior second reader. Third year-
Junior third reader; senior third
reader.
2. Intermediate Grade — Fourth
year, Junior fourth reader, first term
intermediate; senior fourth reader,
senior fourth reader, second term Intermediate. Fifth year—Junior fifth
reader, third term intermediate;
Junior fifth reader, fourth term Intermediate.,
3. Senior Grade—Sixth year, senior
fifth reader, first term senior; senior
fifth reader, second term senior. Seventh year or entrance class—Special
readers, third and fourth term senior,
ALB. H. WEBB, Principal.
DIV.   I.—Teacher,   George   E.   Apps.
Third   term   seniors   promoted   to
fourth term senior grade, In order
of merit.
Edith O'Brien, Margaret Robinson,
Elizabeth Cunliffe, Mabel Jones, Josephine Bono, orne Campbell, Elizabeth
Horbury, Arnold MacDonald, Caroline
Gozzano, William Brown, Onesti Tre-
lonl, Marjorie Grant, Hen Burns, Vera
Plckctte, Jessie Balrd, Leslie Merrilleld, Leland Harrison, Olive Jones,
Olga Owen, John Richardson, Alex.
Bevls, Norman Robinson, Mary
Walker, John Strachan, Olive Richardson, Alex, Clark, Ernest MacDonald, Wllbert Hudson.
tf
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TAILOR
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PRESSING
T. YONEDA
COURTENAY
Phone 14 ::       P. 0. Box 123
Courtenay
Auto Painters
Bring your cars In for an estimate.
Prices reasonable. Work guaranteed.
Workshop at the Condensary.
C. G. WILSON
Courtenay
British Colombia
Wood for Sale
$6.00
DOUBLE LOAD
FOR	
Any Length Requited
W. C. WHITE & SON
Happy Valley Phone 92R
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Ave.        Cumberland. B. C
Raga, Elizabeth Bates, William Davis,
Sam Stanway.
DIV. II.—Third term seniors promoted
to fourth term senior, Division I., in
George Brown, Prlseilla Cloutler,
Albert Gamm, Beryl Hudson, Toshlko
Iwasa, Rosle Manlncor, Helen Parnham, Irene Jones.
Third term seniors promoted to fourth
order of merit.
term seniors, Division II., in order
ot merit.
Maud Balrd, Lilian Banks,, William
Bennie, Charles Bobba, Jessie Brown,
Evelyn Carey, Alma Conrod, Thelma
Gray, Margaret Halllday.
Second term seniors promoted to third
term senior, Division II., ln order
of merit.
Mary Conn, Leslie Dando, Archie
Dick, Margaret Hannay, Claudld Harrison, Jack Hill, Mary Hughes, Walter
Hughes, Edna Smith, Jean Smith,
Gwendolyn Williams, Yuen Low.
Promoted from second senior, Division
III., to second senior, Division II.
Charles Enrlci, Irene Bates, Jack
Bird, Margaret Young, Dorothy Maxwell, John Lockner, William Mossey,
Jean MacNaughton.
Promoted from first senior, Division
III., to second senior. Division II.
Jessie   Grant,   Isao   Abe,   Gordon
Walker, Mary Gozzano.
Promoted from first senior to second
senior in Division III.
Sam Davis, Ruth Oyama, Marguerite
Struthers, Jean Peters, Joe Frelonl,
Victor Marinelli, Norman Bateman,
William Stant, Margaret Richardson,
Janet Damonte, George McLellan,
Audrey Westover, Charles Walker.
On trial—Fred Leversedge, George
Promoted trom Division IV to Division
III., first term seniors.
Kathleen Cooke, Ella Conn, Edna
Cawdell, Jack Horbury, Charles Tobacco, Toshlo Yamamura, Josie Plr-
ozzlni, Andrew Brown, Reno Perelto,
ena Galeazzi, Tatsumi Iwasa, Lou
Man, Emma Yarrow, Mabel Williams,
Lou How, Lilah Lewis, Annie Beveridge.
On trial — Norman Hill, Jack
Sweeney, Willie McNeil, Joe Ducca,
Ian Waddell, Victor Bono, Harold
Conrod, Peter Bardessono,
Promoted to fourth term Intermediate grade from third term Intermediate grade.
Mah Shun, Norma Parnham,
Eleanor Bergland, Fusayo Suglmorl,
Margaret Hughes, Lily Leversedge,
Yaye Nagal, Agnes Bruce, Dick Marpole, Tadashl Dol, Sarah Oyama, Edna
Conrod, Sadakl Asao,, Tsuneto Asao,
Margaret Shearer, Ethel Hunt,
Eleanor Davis, Lena Bogo, Barbara
Grant, Kathleen Emily, Mary Clark,
Charles MacDonald, Louie Bartoldl,
Willie Bergland.
On trial—James Home, Noblo Hayashl, Sakayo Suglmorl, Joe Stanaway,
Agnes Hoffhelnz.
Promoted trom Division VI., second
Intermediate or senior fourth reader
to division V., third Intermediate or
junior fifth reader.
Edna Davis,, Norman Frelone, Sarah
Lawrence, Klshio Kaga,, Mary Hunt,
Jean  Johnston,  Lena Merlette,  Ella
Johnston,    Jack    MacLean,    Robert
Colling, Lem Jam, Peter Mossey, Fee
Lung, Alex. MacDonald, Allan Glen,
Mary Sweeney, Nakouru Tahara, Josephine Welsh, Iadol Dol, Fred Caudell,
Jean    Braes,   Ernest   Boffy,   Annie
Walker, Doris Waterfield, Tom Combs,
Margaret Salmon, Joe Williams, Margaret Gibson, Alko Yoshikum, Jackie
Watson, Percy Jones, Charlotte Stant,
Low Leong, Elsie Bevls, Willie Smith
On   trial—Robert   Burns,   George
Logan, Willie Thompson.
Promoted from Division VII., junior
fourth reader or first term intermediate to Division VI., senior fourth
reader or second term intermediate.
Isabel   Brown,   Barbara   Westfleld,
Norma Frost, Sadako Iwasa, Esther
McLennan, Chiyeko Kajlyama, Mary
Jackson,   Beatrice   Cavallero,   Rena
Bonora,     Kathleen     O'Brien,    Jean
Brown, Reta Devoy, Mlnom Tahara,
George Brown, Floyd McMulIan, Edison Mann, Wong Hong, Hitoshl Suglmorl, Harriet Horbury, Hazel Gibson,
Willie   Allara,   Margaret   McDonald,
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Feb. 9th and lOih
A ' CO M K 0 V- * !        l-M ELODRAMA3'
It's New York—right aide, night side, bright side, the tale of a country lad with
three city ladies. A gambol down the great white way. Twelve real stars in the
cast; hundreds of Broadway beauties, too.
Laughter, thrills, drama, everything to make a successful picture.
**" "White and Yellow" **'
The first of Jack London's famous Fish Patrol stories that appeared in the Saturday
Evening Post.     A series of the greatest sea stories that has ever been screened.
There are eight of them to be screened every other week.
"Fast and Furious"
A Sunshine Comedy
Matinee Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jack Holt in Peter B. Kyne's powerful story
"Making A Man"
Look: The Best Comedy of the Season
"THE   SON   OF   A   SHEIK"
Annie Taylor, Victor Tomassi, Herbert Jones.
Oh trial—Alice McLennan, Sarah
Young, Tasku Oyama, Yoshlo Kawa-
guchl.
Promoted from Division VIII., senior
third reader to Division VII., Junior
fourth reader or first term intermediate.
Rudl Bonora, Hugh Braes, Kitty
Prior, Nellie Walker, Oswald Reid,
Violet Zanini, Ellen McDonald, Violet
Williams, Bessie Nicholas, Josie Burgheimer, Dorothy Gordon, Dcllna Peretto, Douglas Balrd, Edward Cossar,
Alven Frelonl, Kimeyo Kago, Lena
Tomassi, William Mcintosh, Matsuljo
Abe, George Bird, John Combs, Leslie
Farmer, Lou Ping, Rosina Thompson,
Harry Westfleld, Annie Young, Edward Stockand, Isle Waterfield, Elsie
Mah, Tom Mossey, Annie Brown, John
Davis, Andrew Bates, May Smith,
George Strachan, Tom Tobacco.
On trial —John Hoeffinz, Willie
Sweeney, Dortno Galeazzi, Low Hong,
Willie Shearer, Tokio Nakano.
"A Mass of Sores
-No Sleep-
Unhappy Days'9
wrltei Mri. Oranie Harrey of D«n»m«,
Quebec, K. R. 3. wl doctored with doc-
ton until the Hrrt of^May. Then Ijtot a
bottle of D. D. D. AT ONCE MY FACE
GOT BETTER. Uiedhalfabottleonly
»nd hare been entirely well eTerelnce."
Why not eee If half a bottle will relieve your
caw of akin dleeaee, too-on our luarantee that
th~(Sit bottle will rtiow remit! or your money
back™ IteM«» »<op» "» •*• *"*»»•• »'•» •
bottle.  Try D. D. D. Soap, too.
„, '• i '• m t*w*
m lotion tor Skin Disease
Sold by Frost's Drug Store
Combs,    Arnold    Derbyshire,    Chow
Chee, Doris Drew.
Promoted to senior third reader, Division VIII.
Nina Shields, Cazuko Iwasa, Hilda
Anderson, Catherine Brown, Muriel
Partridge, Tekeru Kawagauchl, Viola
Reese, Cyril Davis, Hisago Nakano,
Alden Francescini, Mary Small, Mollle
Cooke, Dick Ung, Albert Cooper,
Norlo Herose, Edna Watson, Eunice
MacKinnon, Olga Bonora, Donald
Graham, Winona Balrd, Doris Hannay,
Jack Pattlnson, Irene Duvls, Second
Merlettl, Edmund Carrlgan, Esther
Allara, Margaret Smith, John Choe,
Jack Coe, Hatsue Mutsukuru, May
Beveridge.
On trial—Teruko Doi, Helen Saunders, Robert Cossar, John Burghlner,
Dan Stant.
Promoted-from senior second reader,
Division    VIII.,    to    Bentor    third
reader.
Jamie Joe. Chow Kee. Quon Chong.
Promoted from senior second reader
to Division IX., Junior reader.
Jennie Lawrence, Dick Yeun, Mali
Dack Lung, Alfred Jones, Hiroshl
Okuda, Lung Sam, Robert Marshal,
Mary MacMUIan, Masao Naghl, Archie
Welsh, Bennie Nicholas, Christina
Small, Malta Tomassi, Irene Oyninii.
Muriel Harrison, Chow Foo Lung.
Masalu Sora, Clinton Harrison, Irving
IlankB. Sidney Hunt.
On trial—Shigeuru Yagauchl, Joe
Whyley, Willie Graham, Lily Plckctte,
Alice   Taylor,   John   Zanini,   Marlon
Promoted from Division XI., junior
second reader to Div. X., senior second reader.
Kiyoka Abe, John Earl Bannerman,
Enls Bcnora, William Brown, Bryson
Parnham, Harry Cunliffe, John Daiiy-
luk, William Eccleston, Moisie Edwards, May Graham, Fung Him, Lem
Hing, Harvey Hurd, Masake Kaga,
Clydes Lewis, Jack Marpole, David
Marshall, Akea Matsunaga, Barbara
Martin, Agnes MacKinnon, William
.MacNaughton, Kikuye Nlshlkawa,
Jessie Robb, George Salto, Mary Sanduluk, William Slaughter, Muriel
Thompson.
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Promoted   from   senior  first   reader.
Division   XII.,   to   junior   second
reader, Division XI.
Harold Hughes, lilromllsu Salto,
Preston Bruce, Lome Murdock, Alex.
Sommervllle, Takeshi Ogakl, David
Hunden, Leslie Mah, Willie Logan.
Margaret Westfleld, Jackie Morrison,
Willie Home, Henry Salmon, Edith
Taylor, Willie Cloutler, Kutc Oyama.
Rosanna Mclladc, Akera Herosl.
James Williams, Richard Marshal.
Charlie Gomm, Thelma Waterfield.
Insugno Matsukura, Bruno Merlette,
Charlotte Hoffelnz, Echlro Shi.
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Promoted from first reader senior, to
second reader senior.
Chow Hoe, Joe Town, Chow Ting.
Chang Kong, Mali Wool, Dong Leong,
Long Sing.
Dalrs, Jean Dunsire, Joyce Haycock,
Alice Jackson, Yulchl Klshomoto, Margaret Larrigan, Robert Logan, Johnny
,Uah. Shlegeml Marlya, Gladys Miller,
Mltsu Obara, Yocko Obara, Blllle
Prior, John Canduluk, Muriel Shortt,
Robert Walker, Rhoda Walton, Arthur
Wong, Josie Wong, Margaret Williams,
Mltsuo Hayashl, Short Klyonaga,
Wong Ying.
Promoted from Division XIII to Division XII., receiving to first reader.
Owen Abrams, Gordon Anderson,
Leland Bannerman, Peter Bonn, Willie
Braes, Bessie Brown, Madge Bryan,
Norah   Cooke,  Willie   Combs,  Gertie
Must Him' Been Ills Father-in-law.
"How much do you charge for
weighing hogs?" asked a gentleman of
a weiglimaster.
"Oh, just get on; I'll weigh you for
nothing," was (lie bland reply
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CHEMISTRY DIVISION WORK
The extent, value and Importance
of the work In which the Dominion
Chemist. Dr. F. T. Shutt, Is engaged,
are well exemplified in the interim report of the division for the year ending
.March 31, 1922. From this we learn
that a total of 4,122 samples were received from all parts of the country,
during the year at the Dominion laboratories for free examination, Including 2,1 DO samples from the Meat and
Canned Foods division of the Health
of Animals Branch of the Ottawa Department of Agriculture. The results
of all these examinations are. given
ln the report, which can be obtained
free of charge from the Publications
Branch, Ottawa. Agriculturally they
include investigational work with
soils, fertilizers, feeding stuffs, sugar
beets, field roots, silage and forage
crops, waters, etc., but as Dr. Shutt
says, ln a very real sense the division
acts as a bureau of chemistry for the
entire Government service; analytical
work and research having been undertaken not only for all the branches of
tlle Agricultural Department, but also
for the Post Olllce Department and for
the Departments of the Interior, Cus^
toms and Excise, Marine and Fisheries, Naval and Military, and for several commissions and boards in con
nectlon with the soldiers' re-establishments and settlement. A specially important line of work comprises the
chemical and microscopical examination of samples from the packing
houses and canneries throughout the
Dominion, thus ensuring as far as possible that the food products of these
industries conform to the Government
standards of purity.
Issued by the Director of Publicity,
Dominion Department of Agriculture,
Ottawa, January 27, 1923.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for Charlie Dalton
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
Dentist
Office and  Residence:   vVillard
Block.   -   'Phone 116.
BREAD!
Do you eat it for lunch with
fresh fruit and milk?
Or do you e •; other less nourishing foods ?
( The way you feel is a matter
of the kind of food you eat.
Natural foods are the best.
Bread is nourishing.
Bread with milk and fruit ia
delicious.
Eat right and feel right.
Bread is your Best Food—Eat
more of it.
HALLWAY'S BREAD
—is the Bread that Builds
THE NEW HOME
BAKERY
RALPH CONNOR ON
CHURCH UNION
Ralph Connor, author of "The Sky
Pilot." "The Man From Glengarry,"
and many other popular novels dealing with the life ot Canada, may be a
man of dual personality, in that he is
also the Rev. C. W. Gordon, D. D.,
minister of St. Stephen's Presbyterian
Church, Winnipeg, and ex-Moderator
of the Presbyterian General Assembly,
but he has no two opinions on the
question of church union. In tbe
course of a recent interview, the
preacher-novelist emphatically declared himself as opposed to further delay in the consummation of the union.
"The Interests at stake are so vast
and pressing that the Christian
Church cannot afford to pause for a
single day. merely for the sake ot
pausing or because of any hope that
we may have of winning those opposed
to union to share our convictions.
"We shall have to expect that a
number of brethren will be unable to
see their way to move Into the union
Just now, but no amount of delay will
change their convictions or attitude,"
he continued. "I feel that the delaying of this great movement for Chris-
tion unity ln Canada ls trifling with
interests so serious and inviting disaster so great that I could not accept
responsibility for advising delay."
Speaking of the situation in the
West, with which he is so familiar, Dr.
Gordon said: "There is no doubt in
my mind that as far as Western Canada is concerned, church union ls
practically accomplished, and nothing
that I can imagine will prevent its
formal and complete consummation.
Very few indeed, will be the Presbyterian congregations in the West that
will remain outside the union church."
Dr. Gordon believed that the alignment and mobilization of the Christian
forces of Canada by church union will
do more than anything else to advance
the cause of true religion among the
people. "The preservation of this
church or that church, this name or
that name, ls so utterly Insignificant
that It sinks out of sight," said Dr.
Gordon.
tive days. It pays to advertise, for the
consuming public gain the bulk of
their information about commodities
through the printed word. When Day
and Martin were at the height of their
advertising career they gained mention for their product trom such
author sas Dickens, Tom Hood, George
Eliot and Carlyle. Had they continued
to increase their advertising as the
competition with them grew their product might very well have still been
the best seller of Its kind lu the world.
—Victoria Colonist.
Early to bed,
And early to rise,
Work like hell,
And advertise!
SLATS' DIARY
A TRAGEDY OF BUSINESS
The Irony of falling to keep pace
with modern business requirements Is
Illustrated In the fate that has overtaken the famous blacking Arm of Day
and Martin, which, after an existence
of over 150 years, Is about to be sold.
In Its prime the firm was a "gold
mine." Mr. Burlison, Its managing director, says "the case of Day and Martin is one of the tragedies of British
enterprise." It Is all summed up In
the one phrase, that It failed to advertise. In the old days the blacking was
advertised until It became a household
name, but when the polishes of other
firms came out the directorate of the
time thought that nothing would hurt
the product. They did not meet the
advertising competition. Too late they
found their mistake, for they could
never recover the ground they had
lost.
There Is a moral In this for all business undertakings In these competl-
Rough Boys Well
Leathered
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COURTENAY, B.C.
By lloss Kunjuhnr
Friday—Miss Seddon ast ma & pa
cuddent she cum and board at are
house wile her parents
went to a Convention
at the City for a tew
Days she sed she
dldent eat very much
Just about like a bird
she says so mad sed she
cud cum and board
with us it she wanted
to cum. After she had
went away pa he sed
Yes she does eat like a
bird. A peck at a time
he says. She says she
is trying to Reduce.
Saturday—ma had pa
a hanging up pitchers
in are new house today and she made
him ware his rubber shoes wile he was
wlrklng on the step Ladder on acct. of
so he wuddent scracli the floor if he
wood of fell off of the step Ladder.
Sunday—Evry buddy at are chlrch
got a good suprlze today when ole man
Sinks went to chlrch. Pa sed the only
time he ever went to a chlrch before
since he was crlssened was 1 time
when he had a counter fit dime he
cuddent get rid of no other Way.
Monday—This was pa's berthday
annlversity agen and Ma give me a
quarter and sed to go and by him sum
thing and say It was from she and I.
But I saved sum Money for us. I went
to the bank where he trades when ever
he wants to get a 5 dollar bill changed
or sum thing and they give me a dandy
nice new Check book witch I presents
to him and he diddent seem to show
much Joy at rec. it.
Tuesday—I got a good Joak on Jane.
1 called her up today and I Bed Do you
still like me and she hollers rite back.
0 you Ted I'll say I do. And I hanged
up the receiver without letting her no
It wassent Ted a tall.
Wednesday—Mr. Oillem dropped in
to wate for pa this evning and he sed
to me. Cum ou & set down nnd tell me
ti Story.   How ever I rllTused because
1 had Just told ma a story and she had
ketched me at It. And I did not feel
Just like setting down.   Just then'.
Thursday—Pa went to the Dr. and
got some medicine for a cold but diddent take none of it as he for got
weather the Dr. sed to take it intern
ally or before eating meals. So he diddent take none.
BOXING
Tournament
To be held under the auspices of the
Cl'.UBERLAJiD LITERARY AND
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
ln the
ILO-ILO THEATRE
Thursday
February 15th
Boxers will be on hand from all over
the    district    including    Courtenay,
Union Bay and Bevan.
Men, Ilo Be Careful
"Can you show me something pretty
in scarfs?" he asked of one of those
pretty-faced sales ladles we see so
often these days.
"Oh, yes, here's some blue satlnB for
a dollar—Just too sweet for anything."
"I think you are a little dear," he
said, with a pleasant smile.
"\'ou are very complimentary," she
said, her cheeks covered with a crimson blush.
When he thought how he had been
misunderstood, he blushed and stammered:
"Oh, I beg pardon, miss, I didn't
mean to say you were a little dear. I
meant "
"Never mind, there are plenty of
young men who do think so, sir! Good
morning!"
Wm. Douglas
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Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
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Ten Live Bouts Will Be Staged
Coninienehijr at 7:80 pjn.
Also Two Special Exhibitions
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Tuesday, Feb. 13th
Refreshments Served.
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THE   CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
NINE   1/
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To Commence Construction
Of University February 15th
Provincial Government to Proceed at
Once With Project—Much Other
Work lo bo Undertaken.
Complete arrangements have now
been made by the Government for tbe
construction of the new university
buildings at Point Orey. The science
building, which was commenced In
1912 but abandoned when partially
finished, will be the first unit ot the
university group to be completed. In
order to hasten construction and assist the unemployment situation as
much as possible, arrangements have
been made for the commencement of
construction by February 15, without
the delay necessary In calling for tenders.
Messrs. Sharp & Thompson, architects, of Vancouver, who won the prize
offered by the board of governors of
the university tor the best plans In
1910, have been retained by the government to supervise construction.
The E. J. Ryan Construction Company
will supply equipment and complete
the science building. All materials
will be bought by the government purchasing agent. In this way many
thousands of dollars will be saved.
The new building will be ready for
occupancy when the next university
term opens.
Hon. Or. Sutherland at Ottawa.
For the purpose ot settling many
matters pertaining to public works ln
British Columbia, Hon. W. H. Sutherland, Minister of Public Works, has
gone to Ottawa at the request ot Hon.
J. H. King, Federal Minister. Hon.
Dr. Sutherland hopes to secure additional federal aid for provincial
highways and be enabled aa a result
to proceed with the completion of
many important highway links.
Another matter to be taken up
afreets nearly every district In the
province. It pertains to bridges pver
navigable streams. The construction
of needed bridges In many places haa
been held up, owing to the high cost
of Including draw-spans.    According
to the present statutes, draw-spans
have to be included ln bridging navigable streams. But many so-called
navigable streams are no longer navigated, and to comply with the law it
would be necessary to spens tens of
thousands of dollars uselessly.
Bridges over the Skeena river at
Terrace and over the North Thompson
river are planned and probably will
be proceeded with as soon as the
necessary changes are made In the
statutes. A marked example of extra
expenditure ln bridge construction ls
that of the railway bridge over the
Fraser rvler at Prince George. There
an expensive draw-span was Included
but since the completion ot the structure the bridge has seen bo steamers
pass under It.
Pacific Highway to be Completed.
After many delays, owing to lack of
money, the Government has decided
to complete the paving of the Pacific
Highway to the International boundary. Some nine miles of concrete
pavement will be put down and the
work will be finished by late summer. As a result there will be an unbroken stretch of hard-surfaced highway from Vancouver to Seattle,
While New Westminster and Vancouver may profit more directly by
the completion of the highway than
other sections, still automobile clubs
and officials all over the province have
urged Hon. Dr. Sutherland to finish
the Job without delay. Greatly increased tourist travel from the United
States will be the direct result of this
undertaking.
Inspection of P. 0. E.
Hon. 3. D. MacLean, the new Minister of Railways, haa made his first
official Inspection trip over the P. G.
E. Railway, He reports the government line roadbed In good condition
and Is planning for the preparation of
a complete survey of the resources
along the line. It Ib expected that a
colonization plan will be worked out
and every effort made this year to
place the line on a paying basis.
THE TEST
(Continued from page 3)
ln the Joy of watching his work Interpreted by Masslngham and the clever
people whom he had gathered round
him.
The third act was a positive triumph. The curtain had to be raised
seven times. People entered the box,
shook hands with Lingard, told him
that the play was going to be the real
success of the year, and many other
kind things as well.
He scarcely heard the gracious
words. The fourth act was at hand-
that last act Into which he had written those incidents concerning Mrs.
Lemesurier. He was now very white,
and his throat was dry and painful.
"Come, cheer up!" said Sybil wlthj
a little laugh. "Any one would think,
to look at you, that the piece was being hissed off the stage."
He made some mechanical reply.'
Tbe curtain went up Just then, and
saved him any explanation.
The last act showed the midnight
orgy at the house ot the "wicked woman"—Mrs. Lemesurier. When the
first "episode" suggested by Bassett
began, the halt-distracted author
watched hla companion with eyes that
burned and stung. He saw her lean
forward a little, her hand to her lips.
Her breath came a little more swiftly
than before.
A strange tremor—a sensation of
Intense horror—slowly dawned in the
brain of Lingard. Whyhad Sybil leaned forward—begun to show a new Interest? Why did her left hand grip
the rail of the box, till the fingers
showed the blood racing under tho
skin? Merciful Heaven! Was It possible that— But no. He wouldn't believe It—he daren't.
One by one the Incidents unrolled
themselves. And as each Incident was
Into an almost unnatural silence, Lin-
recorded to an audience now hushed
gard, struck to the very soul, saw
upon the face of the woman beside
him a terrible expression.
In that expression there mingled
subtly astonishment, terror, and, dominating these two emotions, he saw
one other—Rage!   Fury!
She spoke no word. She still leaned forward, clutching the rail of the
box with feverish desperation. He
eyes seemed struck to stone. There
waa a cold light In them that was
scarcely human.
Then Lingard knew!
She had awakened now from her
seml-patrlfled state. Her eyes were
the eyes of a furious thing. She
trembled from head to foot.
"You beast!" she whispered. "So
this la your game, is It? To make
love to me, pretend to care for me,
so that you might study me, make a
character of me—shove me into your
rotten play? How you found out all
this I don't know, I don't care,"
Llngard's heart seemed to stop beating. Great Heaven! WaB this Sybil
speaking—this coarse-voiced woman,
who used the language of the Blum?
So terrible was tbe transformation
that for one moment he could not find
speech.   Then he Bald hoarsely—
"I—I didn't mean— I didn't try—I
—I "
"Shut up!   Damn you!"
She hit him ln the face. Then, with
a savage little laugh, the woman seized her cloak and went out from the
box.
The curtain fell. The audience
shouted and stamped their applause.
Dominating the clamor, there came
an Insistent cry—
"Author! Author! Author!"
But Lingard did not come. He was
on the cold Embankment a few yards
away. He sat huddled, hla face ln
his hands. On his flesh there still
lingered the sting of the blow; ln his
soul there still remained the last look
of the woman whom he had been mad
enough to love!
THAT'S SETTLED
AFTER MUCH THOUGHT
AND DELIBERATION
Wonderful Woman!
First nurse cornea down and announces to agonized father tbat wlfey
has given birth to a bonny and bouncing boy. "Wonderful woman, your
wife!" she remarks.
A few seconds later second nurse
arrives and announces the arrival of
a baby girl. "Wonderful woman, your
wife!" Bhe alao remarks.
Eventually doctor arrives and announces that the third has turned up.
"Come up and see your wife," says he.
"She'll be quite able to stand it!"
They went up and doctor, patting
wlfey on the shoulder remarks again,
"Wonderful woman! Wonderful woman!"
"Yes, wonderful woman, right
enough," sighs hubby. "But don't go
shaking her about like that. You
never know what might happen!"
TAE "HOOT MON"
Some honor Burns wl' fuddled brains,
Not "honor," did I say?
For ye canna "honor" ony man,
When yer think-tank's" gone astray.
Some canna see the day approach,
That heralds Scotia's bard,
But they mun awa' wi' jug an' gill,
Tae fill wl' something hard.
Noo the poems "Robbie" did compose,
Sae llchtsome an' sae grand,
Were clean awa' beyond the pow'er
0' a weak an' fuddled hand.
The stuff he wrote when entertained
By lords an' ladies gay,
Is only fit tor muddled brains,
Tae peck, an' pass the day.
The reason we rever his name,
An' sing his praise sae high,
Is Just because he did his best,
When sober, sound and dry.
We've   read   some   poems   "Robbie"
wrote,
They're clean ayout the pale,
Their author wasna' prood o' them,
An' noo they bae gane stale.
The follies "Robbie" rued so dear,
That scunnered his ain eel,
Wad yet pit ub on their track again.
An' hound us on tae hell?
Pulr Burns died at thirty-seven,
His constitution broken,
By the very stuff oor drouthy trlend,
Hauds as his liquid token.
Man! Turn ye tae that little gem,
0 poesy pure and sweet,
That gushed fra oot oor Robbies' heart
An' makes us a' malst greet,
What does he say?
Just listen tae:
"Is there a man whose judgment clear.
Can others teach the course to steer,
Yet runs himself life's mad career,
Wild as the wave,
Here pause, and thro' the starting tear.
Survey this grave.
"The poor Inhabitant below
Was quick to learn, and wise to know,
And keenly felt the friendly glow.
And softer flame,
But thoughtless follies laid him low,
And stained his name."
Sae when the day comes round again,
We welcome and enthrone,
Let's hae oat cakes—haggis—an shortcakes,
But no John Barleycorn.
WE   HAVE   AN
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which is $2.00 per year regular,
and the
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which is also $2.00 regular, for
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Take advantage of this offe:
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The Cumberland
Islander
WINDOW
SHADES
Are what you will soon require to protect your carpets
and curtains from the sun. We have them in 24, 27,
36, 37, 4.1 Va and 47'/a inch widths. Odd sizes made up
without extra charge.   See them at
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Opposite the Double Arrow Sign.
PHONE 144 COURTENAY
The secret of why so many editors
die rich has been revealed by one of
them wbo haB made an exhaustive
study of the matter. His investigations have revealed this:
After a good deal of study and work,
we have at last figured out why so
many editors get rich. Here Ib the
secret of success: A child Is born
ln the neighborhood, the attending
physician gets $25, the editor gives the
lound-lunged youngster and the happy
parents a Bend-oft and gets $00. It ls
christened: the minister gets $10 and
the editor gets $00.
It grows up and marries: the editor
publishes another long-winded flowery
article and tells a dozen lies about
the beautiful bride, the minister gets
$10 and a piece of cake, the editor
gets $00,
In the course of time It dies and
the doctor gets $26 to $100, the mln
lster gets another $15, the undertaker
gets from $50 to $100; the editor publishes a notice of the death and an
otltuary two columns long, lodge and
society resolutions, a lot of poetry and
receives $00. No wonder so many
editorB get rich. — Pacific Printing
Trades Bulletin.
CUMBERLAND
B.C.
GUARD NATURAL
RESOURCES
STAR   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.
In working for an Increase ln population we must remember that agriculture and other productive Industries must go hand in hand. When we
promote reclamation by irrigation or
by the clearing of logged-off lands and
when we promote a better agriculture, as we should do, we should at
tbe same time promote the manufacturing Industry by the use of water
power for the utilization of products
of farm, forest and mine. We should
manufacture cloth from our own wool
dress our own beef and mutton, make
our own lumber, make harness and
leather goods from the hides of our
stock and manufacture a multitude of
other articles from the raw products
of our state and with the use of water
power now wasted.
Coincident with the work of a
larger population and the development
of agriculture and manufacturing we
should guard the natural resources
which are ours. The attention of the
entire Province should be directed to
the conservation of forests and ot natural reforestation by fire control systems and fire control regulations, to
the development of our agricultural
possibilities ,to the utilization of water power for manufacturing purposes
and the lowering of the costs of transportation.
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ALL  BUILDING  MATERIALS,  MOULDINGS,
SHINGLES, WINDOWS AND DOORS,
HIGH GRADES AT LOWEST PRICES.
We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
Cheap Charges.
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Royston Lumber Co.Ltd.
R. R. No. 1 Cumberland
Phone 159 : Night—134-X Courtenay
a
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Where  Most  People  Trade
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WEEKLY
For  the   Lenten  Season
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Kippered Cod
Kippered Herrings
ALWAYS
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Pilchards, Salmon,
Oysters, Lobster,
Shrimps, Crabmeat,
Herring in Tomato Sauce
Clams, Sardines,
Kippered Snacks,
Chicken Haddie
Tuna Fish
A GIVE AWAY
Half way between Courtenay and Cumberland, one
and one-half acres, practically all cleared, with four-
roomed house, new, not finished inside, and large attic.
About 15,000 feet of lumber, 1,400 feet brick, and
13,000 shingles.
Good Range, cost $64, Linoleum and other effects.
Never-failing spring water.
Cleared black loam soil adjoining at $200 an acre.
F. R. FRASER BISCOE
The Whole at a Sacrifice, $1,200 Cash.  Owner Leaving
District.
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring fresh goods
all the time.
Henderson's
WE TAKE CARE OF
Mumford's Grocery
THE SUPERIOR GROCERY
T. H. Mumford J. Walton
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL  DELIVERY
Coal, Wood and Gooda of Any Kind
Delivered to All Parts of District.    :
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MODERATE CHARGES
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YOUR BATTERY
We see that they are charged and in
good working order, and deliver to
you when you want them. Our Batteries arc standard and give complete
service to car owners and others who
must have a Battery that Is depend-
I able.   Also Dry ond Wet Storage at
CUMBERLAND GARAGE
A. R. Kierstead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland TEN
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
McBRYDE'S  BAKERY
TRY McBRYDE'S QUALITY BREAD.
THE PREMIER LOAF
OF
COMOX DISTRICT
COURTENAY
PHONE 154
TEA ROOMS
Cascade
OR
U.B.C. Beer
PURE    FULL-STRENGTH    BEERS
They Wear Well
On the market as long as the oldest
inhabitants remember and still
the most
Popular Beers
Sold in British Columbia
OLD FRIENDS  ARE BEST
Leave Your Order at any Government
Store-WE DO THE REST
Wall
Paper
Full line of Wall
Papers, new patterns,
now showing. Prices
ranging from 12 Vi c a
single roll.
A new line of Enamelware just received.
See our windows.
Aluminumware, Wearever Double Boilers and Kettles,
Saucepans, etc.
Carpet Squares in all sizes.
Tapestry Coverings in a good assortment of colorings,
in a full range of prices.
Window Shades, new shipment just opened out.
The Furniture Store
A. MacKinnon
IN THE MATTER OF THE "MORT-
fiAliES   STATUTORY   FORM   ACT,"
R.S.B.C, CHAPTER 167, 1911.
AND IN THE MATTER of that cer- j
tain Indenture of Mortgage dated
April 30th, 1915, made hetwecu Ismay
Daniel, as Mortgagor, and John K.
Urquhart, as Mortgagee, and being a
mortgage upon Lot 1 of Section 36,
Map 1532, Comox District, British Columbia,
I, the undersigned, JOHN K.
URQUHART, hereby require you ou
or before the 31st day of March, A.D.
1923, to pay off the principal money
and Interest secured by that certain
Indenture of Mortgage dated April
30th, 1915, made between Ismay Daniel
as Mortgagor, and the undersigned,
John K. Urquhart as Mortgagee, to
secure repayment of $1,200.00, on the
6th day of August, 1916, nnd interest
therein mentioned, and whicli said Indenture of Mortgage is a mortgage
upon that certain parcel of laud and
premises situate In Comox District in
the Province of British Columbia
known and described as Lot 1, of a
subdivision of Section 36, according to
Map or Plan thereof, numbered 1532,
and Is registered In the Land Registry
Office at the City of Victoria In said
Province.
AND I hereby give notice that the
amount due on the said Mortgage for
principal, interest, taxes and costs
respectively, is as follows, that is to
say:
To Principal     $1,200.00
To Taxes by Mortgagee for
years 1915 to 1920, inclu-
SLATS' DIARY
sive
125.67
To Interest on said $1,200.00
at 8% from and including
June 6, 1915, to and Including January 1, 1923....        736.00
$2,061.67
Credit
1915—
June 30, Credit 	
...    $       8.00
July 28, Credit 	
8.00
July 25, Credit 	
10.00
November 25, Credit ....
20.00
1910—
February 5, Credit	
15.00
April 20, Credit	
40.00
December 26, Credit ....
16.00
1917—
December 22, Credit ....
48.00
1918—
April 2, Credit	
50.00
July 14, Credit 	
50.00
1920—
April 8, Credit	
109.50
1921—
June 18, Credit 	
63.40
1922—
April 21, Credit 	
48.00
$476.90
Balance due, $1,585.77.
AND THAT unless the aforesaid
principal money, Interest and taxes
hereinbefore set out and contained are
paid on or before the said 31st day of
March, 1923, I Khali enter on and sell
the property comprised In the said
Mortgage under and by virtue of the
power of sale contained therein.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE
that payment of sold principal, Interest and taxes may be made to the undersigned personally or may be made
to Mr. P. P. Harrison, Barrister and
Solicitor, at his office, situate In the
Wlllard Block, Third Street, City of
Cumberland, British Columbia, Solicitor for the undersigned herein, who is
hereby authorized to recelvo nnd accept said principal money, interest
and taxes, and to give a good, valid
and effectual receipt, discharge and
release In respect thereof.
DATED this 19th day of January,
1923.
JOHN K. URQUHART,
Of the City of Courtenay, British Co/
lumbla. flic within named Mortgagee.
To—Ismiiy Daniel, file withln-named
Mortgagor, and to all others whom
It may concern.
For Results Advertise in The Islander
CYCLE SHOP
COURTENAY
Nervousness
REMOVED BY  CHIROPRACTIC
At Clarke's Residence.
Hours: Any Day Between 4 and S p.m.
E. 0. HAUKEDAL, Chiropractor.
II) Ross Furquliar
Friday—We have been havelng more
Co. since we moved into are new house
than we ever had before, today sum more
cuzens of either ma or
pa has cum to pay us a
xtensive Visit for a
cupple days or so. But
they are real nice an
all that. He treats her
so nice lot of the time
that peopel who dusBent
no them thinks she is
his 2nd wife.
Saturday—I met Jane
on the st. today and we
took a long walk as far
as her house and we
was a tawking about
this an that and she sed she had been
reading that people who was Opposites
wns the kind witch shud ought to get
marryed to each another and I sed
What kind of a girl do you think I
shud marry and she replyed und sed I
would advice you to marry a Girl with
plenty branes. And I lafTed to show
her I Injoyed her joak. Even if I diddent.
Sunday—Went to see a new house
of sum friends of us witch has built
a new house and moved in it and has
got fine furniture & ovrything and
new rugs and. even had carpet on there
stare way and it was so soft that a
fellow woodent mind much falling
down the stares in fact as pa sed it
wood be a real plasuro to fall down
the stare way.
Monday—Pa and mo went down to
the. Barber Shop to get are hoir cut
today and when we went in the barber
had his (log there and there was a
trimming his ears oft to moke them
short and Btick up and Ect. and when
we steps In he looks up and wipes his
nlfe off and says Yure next. We walked rite out.
Tuesday—Ma cum prit near havelng
a Accident happen with her today
when she turned the corner over in
town and run Blum into a man but
lucky for her he was a fat man and
was nice and BOft & consequencely
she was not bruscd up enny and
excaped without injury.
Wednesday—Mrs. Osers child went
and BWallercil a quarter this morning
and she wns telling ma about it this
afternoon and ma sed My Grashuu why
dldent you send for the dr. and she
anserred and sed she dldent half to
because she tuk a quarter out of the
babies Saveing bank to make up for it.
Thursday—1 gess ma is practising
Auto Suggestion now. At lease I no
that when ever she Suggests enny
tiling for me to do that I shud ought
to go abed and do it or otherwise I
get into trubblo of 1 kind another.
Farthermore she Is using it on Pa to
I guefls.
Domestic Science And
Manual Training In Schools
He Took the Count.
"What!   Pug Wilson whip me?" exclaimed Frankie Wells,  tho pugilist,
scornfully.
"Yes, I think he could," replied the
bystander.
"Lick me? Why, Pug Wilson
couldn't lick a postage stamp!"
RETIRED BUT NOW
READY FOR THE
HARNESS AGAIN
Most Canadians are proud, and
Justly so, of the public school systems
of the Dominion, the general excellence of the currlculums, and the
democratic basis of administration
compare very favorably with similar
systems throughout the world. In
theory, at any rate, they efford to
every child, no matter what his parentage or social condition an equal
opportunity to acquire an education
ai the expense of the state.
The efficiency of the Bystem is however another matter, of necessity when
so much liberty is allowed to local
boards, there is a wide divergence of
opinion as to the Important parts of
the curriculum and In the prominence
given to the teaching of possible subjects.
Again let me say that 1 am sure the
Idea behind such liberty is right and
wise, for who more than the parents
through their elected representatives,
bave the right to say what Is In their
opinion Important and what of little
value. The purpose of education
might, I suppose, be defined as the
stimulating and encouraging the
fullest development of the mental
moral and physical capacities of the
pupil; to lit nnd train the pupil to take
his place as an intelligent and efficient
member of the state and society, in
Bhort to prepare him for the business
of living with his fellows. With this
definition as our guiding principle,
let us enquire how far the public and
high school system as carried out In
this city is really efficient. Or to put
It in another way: Does the excellent
and painstaking work of our teaching
staff really fit and prepare a fair percentage of our boys and girls for the
business of living.
One cannot, I think, fail to be
amazed at the disproportion between
the number of pupils entering tho
receiving closs in any one year and
the number of pupils passing out al
the other end of the public school Into
the high school. Of late years the
average number of pupils received has
been about fifty and the number entering high school about fifteen. A further examination will, I think, reveal
the fact that a great proportion of the
leakage occurs after the pupils have
reached the age of about twelve or
thirteen years, the age when the constructive tendencies and motor activities of the pupils normally begin to
manifest themselves, and the stage in
the developing mind of the boy nnd
girl at which It is most difficult to
arouse and hold the Interest and enthusiasm of the pupil. The economic
factor must also not be lost sight of;
aware of the ability ln themselves to
do things for which they sec that
monetary compensation may be had,
they tend naturally te look upon the
time spent in studies which seem to
them, abstract and of little real value,
ns so much time wasted and In many
cases sacrifice real and permanent
value for present gain.
As a result of correspondence with
other school districts and through my
own observation I have been led to
the conclusion that it Is at this stage
that the teaching of manual work and
domestic science and art, ia of real
value. All who have tried the plan
speak enthusiastically of its value In
holding tbe Interest and stimulating
the attendance at school ot pupils ot
this age, while the concrete results of
such teaching become ever more apparent when we reflect that a large proportion of the pupils will in any case
become manual workers after the
school days are ended.
In our public school a beginning has
been made in the teaching of these
subjects, und boys and girls in grades
one and two receive Instruction tn
hand work, and needlework Is taught
to all girls in grades three to seven.
Here also In Its simplest beginnings
il Is found to be of the greatest value
anil pupils are reported to look forward to the times for such Instruction.
To conclude then: My plea Is that
a full consideration be given to the
desirability and possibility of making
provision for fuller teaching ot these
subjects in our local school, and to
those (nnd there are sure to be some)
who raise the bugbear ot expense, let
me say that rightly viewed, "Education is investment, not expense."
His Head Was Cracked.
A Scotchman complained that he had
got a ringing In his head.
"D'ye ken the reason o' that?" asked
his friend.
"No."
"I'll tell ye—it's because it's empty."
"And hao ye never a ringing ln your
head?" asked the other.
"No, never.
"And do ye ken the reason?—because It's cracked."
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Fishing Rods—Now lips, guircs, rewinding.
Tennis Racquets — Repaired or re-
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Have your Repairs Done Locally
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filmmaker
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THE  CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
ELEVEN
B. C. FAIRS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING
The second annual meeting of the
B. C. Fairs Association was held at
New Westminster on January 15 in
the office of the Royal Agricultural
and Industrial Association. The attendance was small although It had
been hoped that the holding ot the
B. C. Dairymen's Convention on the
two succeeding days would have
brought more delegates into town.
Amongst the resolutions passed,
those of chief Interest were the ones
dealing with Increased grants from
the Government and the resolution
submitted by the Langley Agricultural
Association was finally adopted with
minor alterations which urged upon
the Government the advisability of increasing the grant ln aid of fairs, ln
future, to 50 per cent, of the prize
money paid the previous year including monies paid on ladles' work, domestic science, etc. A further resolution by the Ladysmlth Agricultural
Society bearing on a better representation on the Board ot Directors of
Vancouver Island associations resulted In the appointments ot second and
third vice-presidents, Mr, J. Stewart
of Ladysmlth, being elected to the
office of third vice-president.
Officers Elected.
The list of officers for the year 1923
Ib as follows:
President—W. Waldon, Duncan.
First Vice-President—C. Hawthorne,
Chilllwack.
Second Vice-president— A. K. Goldsmith, Aldergrove.
■Third Vice-president—J. Stewart,
Ladysmlth.
Board of Directors—These were reelected by acclamation: George Sang-
ster, Victoria; D. E. MacKenzie, New
Westminster; H. S. Rolston, Vancouver.
Secretary-treasurer—Wm. J. Bon-
avla.
Sato of Fairs.
There was considerable discussion
about the date ot the New Westminster
fair, the general feeling of the meeting seemed to be that all fairs would
gradually advance their dates bo that
they would become summer fairs
rather than fall fairs. The three big
coast exhibition dates were tacitly
understood as being the same as those
ln 1922, the final adjustment, however,
could not be made until after the holding of the North Pacific Fairs Convention at Vancouver at the close of
the month of January. Owing to the
Interior associations being so poorly
represented at the meeting It was decided that the final allocation of dates
should be taken up by the secretary
with the executive and Individual associations be notified as soon as possible of the results.
Financing of Delegates.
This subject also gave rise to discussion and it was felt that some
scheme should be worked out so as
to enable delegates from Interior
points to attend the annual meeting.
The executive was instructed to work
out a scheme along these lines which
could be put Into effect next year.
NOTICE
Appeals to Court of Revision
"216. (1) Any person who Is of the
opinion that an error or omission
exists In or upon the assessment roll
as prepared by the assessor, In that
his name has been wrongfully Inserted ln or omitted from the roll, or that
his land or improvements haB or have
been wrongfully entered upon or omitted from the roll, or that his land or
Improvements has or have been valued
too high or too low an amount, or that
his land has been Improperly classified, may, personally, or by means of
a written communication over his signature, or by a solicitor, or by an
agent authorized by him In writing to
appear on his behalf, come before the
Court of Revision and make complaint
of such error or omission, and shall in
general terms state his ground of complaint, and the Court shall either confirm the assessment or direct the
alterations thereof.
"(2.) If any person who appearB
upon the assessment roll as the owner
of land or Improvements within the
municipality, or any person who has a
registered Interest In any such land or
Improvements, ls ot the opinion that
an error or omission exists in or upon
the assessment roll as prepared by
the assessor, in that the name of any
person has been wrongfully Inserted
In or omitted from the roll, or that
any land or improvements within the
municipality has or have been wrongfully entered upon or omitted from the
roll, or that any such land or improvements has or have been valued at too
high or too low an amount, or that
any such land has been Improperly
classified, he may, personally, or by
means of a written communication
over his signature, or by a solicitor, or
,by an agent authorized by him In wrlt-
' Ing to appear on his behalf, come be-
News of Courtenay District
ENTERTAINED KIDDIES
The Women's Auxiliary ot the Anglican Church, Courtenay, was responsible on Saturday last tor a children's
ci.teitainment which was held in
Booth's Hall. This event was given
in lieu ot the Christmas social which
was postponed on account of Illness
among the children at that time.
There were about seventy-five little
ones present, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves with games for
which special prize's were given.
REAL ESTATE ACTIVE
AT COURTENAY
Real estate has been somewhat
active at Courtenay during the past
week. The house and two lots In the
Orchard, owned by Mr. J. R. Denholm
has been purchased by Mr. John
Aitken,
Another property that changed
hands is the Hurford place on the
Condensery Road. This was bought
from Mr, Hurford about four years
ago by Drake brothers, who have since
left the district. On Saturday last
Mr. Charles Tipper became the owner.
This Is a forty-acre tract with fourteen acres cleared and excellent buildings.
MERRY FROLIC IS
SCENE AT GAIETY
CARNIVAL DANCE
COMOX VALLEY
FARMERS INTERESTED
IN CO-OPERATION
We are glad to note the renewed
activity among the farmers of Comox
Valley in regard to the question of
co-operation. The fact that they have
become sufficiently interested to ask
a man of the ability of Mr, Boyd
Oliver, one of the recognized authorities of California on the subject, to
come to Courtenay to address and advise them needs no comment.
There ls no denying the fact that
the co-operative movement has been
the salvation of farmers In many parts
of the United States and Canada, particularly the former Without unity
of effort, more especially ln the marketing or selling end of any industry,
there Is bound to be a great loss of
money to the producers. It has been
so in many lines of manufacture and
the Bame applies, perhaps with greater
force to the agricultural industry A
short ime ago The Islander published
a partial list ot States of the Union
to the south ot us In which' the
farmers had organized co-operative
societies or associations. This list
made an Imposing array. Perhaps ln
some of the communities where organization has been effected there had
been shown for a long time just the
same Inertia as has existed here.
There is no need to ask "what are
the results of co-operation?" They
are apparent. California has today
the most substantial marketing organization In the world. The California
Fruit Growers' Association has put
millions of dollars Into the producers'
pockets that would have been lost to
them If the old system of personal
competition had still been ln vogue.
The organization has lifted the southern fruit growers out ot bankruptcy
and placed him In a position of near-
affluence. He today sets the price of
his product; he does not have to listen to the dictates of his greatest
opponent, the middleman. He ls making money because his neighbor Is
making money and vice versa.
Maybe the millenlum haB not dawned for the American fruit grower, but
it Is a certainty that his condition has
been materially bettered since the
coming of real co-operation. Some
lessons will have been learned as the
result of Mr. Oliver's visit. It may
be one of them Is that, not having
advanced far by localized effort the
Idea of a provincial organizer, even If
he comes from a part of the continent
that has made an undoubted success
of co-operation, outside of our own
province, will receive consideration.
Novelties and Noise Making Schemes
AU Contributed to Evening's
Entertainment
COURTENAY.—The carnival dance
at the Gaiety Theatre last Tuesday
night was a huge success, the affair
being under the management ot Mr.
F. R. Fraser-Biscoe, manager ot the
theatre.
The hall was decked with balloons,
which were hung overhead. Early In
the evening some one a little taller
than the rest, jumped for a balloon;
the crowd soon followed this example
and soon all couples were sporting a
balloon, jealously guarding It trom
some other eager hand that was either
ready to snatch it away or add a little
zest to the fun by a miniature explosion, some of which had already occurred.
Novelties Galore.
The real festivities were reserved
till after the refreshments were served. There were plenty of novelties for
all and everyone secured at least two
or three souvenirs. Some gathered
enough bushy ticklers together to deck
themselves out as hula-hulas ln
native garb and others made pretense
of headgears startling ln their appearance. Serpentines were then shot
around the hall and for many dances
It was a mesh of serpentine varlated
with the teasing ot many ticklers. The
noise-making novelties added their
contribution which was no small factor ln the evening's pleasure. Everyone was out for a good time and the
spirit of merry carnival was the order
of the day.
Another Dance on Feb. 13.
Mr. Biscoe was In charge of the
evening's proceedings and during the
latter part of the evening attempted
to make several announcements, but
the happy, noisy crowd refused to give
him a hearing for a few minutes, until
finally, after much persuasion they
decided to let him speak. He announced the postponement ot Boyd
Oliver's lecture and also that there
would be a St. Valentine's dance in
the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, February 13.
Tsolum Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
held a whlst drive on Wednesday evening ln Booths' Hall, thirteen tables
being required to accommodate the
card players. Mr. William Sutcliff was
master of ceremonies and a most enjoyable time was spent. Ladles' prizes
were won by Mrs. L. V. Herd, first;
Mrs. H. S. Baker, second, the consolation going to Mrs. Dlmm. Gentlemen's
prizes were won by Mr. J. Scruton,
first; Mr. H. S, Baker, second, while
Mr. A. Attree won the consolation.
After cards dancing was indulged in
for an hour.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Surgenor,
after three years' residence In Courtenay have returned to their farm on
the Island highway near Black Creek.
• *   t
Denman Islanders who visited Courtenay on Thursday were Mrs. PickleB,
Mrs. Doheny, Mr. Al. Green and Mr.
Jas. Piercy.
• e    *
Messrs. George Beadnell and A, De
Marls, of Denman Island, came over
to Union Bay on Thursday as passengers with Sandy Swan.
fore the Court of Revision and make
complaint, and the Court shall either
confirm the assessment or direct the
alteration thereof.
"(3.) The Municipal Council may,
by its clerk, solicitor, or otherwise,
make complaint against the said roll
or any Individual entry therein, and
upon any ground whatever, and tne
Court of Revision shall deal with the
matter ot such complaint, and either
confirm the assessment or direct the
alteration thereof.
"(4.) Every complaint shall be made
in writing and shall bs delivered to
the assessor at least ten days prior
to the first annual meeting of the
Court of Revision."
The adjourned Bitting of the Court
of Revision will be held in the Council
Chambers, Cumberland, B. C , on Monday, February 19, 1923, at 8 p.m.
MAN GIVES WIFE
GLYCERINE MIXTURE
She had stomach trouble for years
After giving her simple buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc, as mlved In Adler-l-ka, her husband says: "My wife
feels fine now and has gained weight.
It Is wonderful stomach medicine."
Adler-l-ka acts on BOTH upper and
lower bowel, removing foul matter
which poisoned stomach and which
you never thought was ln your system. EXCELLENT for gas on the
stomach or chronic constltpatlon
Guards against appendicitis. The Im-
| purities it brings out will surprise you
For sale at R. E. Frost's.
When a girl loses her head she often
Ands It on a man's shoulder.
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load) $4.50
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE RAILWAY STATION
First Class Accommodation.    Heated
throughout by electricity.
THREE MEMBERS
FOR THIS ISLAND
UNDER IVEL PLAN
Ills Report on  Redistribution  Alms
nt   Strengthening   of
SoUdnrily Here.
iX
Preliminary steps for redistribution
of federal constituencies in British
Columbia are under way. As a result
this province will have fourteen members tn the House of Commons, an Increase of one over the number tor the
last decade.
W. M. Ivel, Liberal candidate of
Victoria at the last Dominion election,
is now making his report on the situation here and recommendations to the
Government as to what should be
done, it was learned recently.
In response to the Government's request for Information, .Mr. Ivel has
proposed a plan whicli will give Vancouver Island three members instead
of two and one-half as at present. The
other half of the extra member the
province will get can be worked In
the lower mainland somewhere, he
believes.
At present Victoria city has one
member; Nanaimo, which includes all
from Victoria city limits up the
Island to Nanaimo, one member; while
the rest of the island is in the Comox-
Alberni constituency which embraces
a large slice of the mainland coast
above Vancouver.
Victoria city will retain its one
member as the city population within
the city limits ls exactly the member
quota which is 38,000.
The Ivel plan, it was explained,
would strengthen the claims of this
Island for consideration at Ottawa as
it would mean the island would be
represented by three all-Island men.
The bulk of the population of the
Comox-Alberni seat is on the Island.
THE COUE CULT
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor        _
Every day and ln every way I get
more attached to my bed.
Every day and ln every way I am
better at swinging the lead.
Every day and in every way my wife
Is getting more fed,
Every day and In every way she fears
I am losing my head.
Every day and in every way I get
worse and worse and worse.
Every day aud ln every way I get
more attached to my nurse.
Every day and In every way my temperature's higher and higher.
And every day and ln every way I am
getting a bigger liar.
For a Bilious Headache
brew a cup of Celery King-
natural herbs and roots-a gentle
laxative and purifier. Tones up
tbe liver and stimulates digestion.
Makes you feel bright and vigorous.   30c and 60c, at druggists.
Stop that Cough
It distresses you and your friends
—it is dangerous. A few drops of
Shiloh, the 60-year old remedy,
brings immediate relief. Shiloh
stops that irritating tickling in the
throat, loosens the phlegm and
heals the tissues. Get Shiloh, at
your druggists, 30c, 60c and $1.20.
r FOR
COUGHS
SHILOH
NOTICE
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Municipal Trades Licenses are now
due and payable at the City Clerk's
Office in the Council Chambers.
Hours: From 10 a.m. to 12 noon,
and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All owners of dogs are requested
to call and pay license and receive
tag.
A. J. FOURACRE,
City Clerk
FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, FRAMES,
INTERIOR TRIM AND
GENERAL FACTORY WORK
Write For Prices to
THE MOORE-WHITTINGTON
L.UMBER CO., LTD.
Office 2020 Bridge Street, Victoria, B.C,
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
Our New
Spring Patterns
Have arrived.   Make your selection early and avoid
disappointment.
Ladies' Suede and Satin Shoes in brown, black or grey.
Everything for the rainy days in the woods.
J. McLEOD
Courtenay, B.C.
s
Pidcock's Garage
NOW   IS   THE   TIME
to consider your new
car   for   the   spring
Three Reasons Why It Should Be a McLaughlin
ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE
REPLACEMENTS MOST REASONABLE.
Last But Not Least You Have
BEAUTY AND COMFORT.
See me as agent for your Spring requirements.
Lathe work and welding done to your satisfaction.
Prices consistent with good workmanship.
Geo. H. Pidcock
Sole Agent for McLaughlin Car*
Courtenay Phone 25
P. P. HARRISON
Barrislei and Solicitor
Notary Public
(I MBERLAND • ■  B. C.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
ARCHITECT
809 B.C. Ponnunent Loan Bldg
PHONE 891S      VICTORIA, B.C.
Car  For Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Car  For  Hire
at Reasonable Prices
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
Pressing    ■     Cleaning    •     Repairs
Telephone 1.     •     P. 0. Box 17
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
SECOND-HAND
FURNITURE
Comox Exchange
Courtenay, B.C. TWELVE
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1923.
Latest Arrivals
New Ginghams
Very smart Plaid Ginghams in the wide widths
have just arrived and are on view in two qualities, one
is a good strong woven material suitable for all kinds
of ladies' dresses, bungalow aprons, girls' dresses and
rompers.   The price is very reasonable when you con-
S* 40C and 45c
New Crepe Cloths
Our first shipment of this most serviceable material
has arrived and although all the shades are not in stock
we have the following colorings: Pink, sky, blue, brown,
white, old rose, Copen, blue, rose, maize. The others
are expected any day now and our new Qf\/»
reduced price on this line is, per yard   OtlC
Navy Serge
During the past two weeks we have had a regular run
on our leader in Navy Serge which has appealed to so
many as being extra good value, and at a really reduced
price. The width is 54 inches, the weight is a heavy
well woven guaranteed all wool Serge. d»"l AP
Our Special Price is, per yard     tpJ..t/0
All Wool Navy Serge, 52 inches wide, suitable for girls'
dresses, skirts, jumpers, etc., at a (fi-t   OP
really saving price of, per yard     tPi-e^tl
New Spring Hats
Although it seems like rushing the season yet, we find
that already quite a few enquiries have been made to
see some of our new models in Spring Hats, and after
having seen them a considerable number of sales have
resulted. We invite your inspection of this early shipment. The general opinion is that the Hats are really
prettier than usual and more than reasonable.
BE yourself, but be your best
self. For this isn't a go-as-
you-please season by any means;
the deceiving simplicity of the
mode unfeelingly reveals every
blemish of your figure you have
not recognized and concealed
with clever corsetry. Let us
tell you something of the artfulness of the Type Corsetry that
Gossard artistry created.
Arrival of New
Ginghams
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
Royal Candy Co.
(Jive Us a Trial.
ICE COLD DRINKS OF ALL KINDS.
HOME-MADE CANDIES AND CHOCOLATES.
LUNCHEONS SERVED.   SERVICE THE BEST.
'HONE 25.
CAR FOR HIRE.
PHONE 25
Auction Sales
Instructed by Mr. Alex. Connell, The Orchard,
Courtenay, 1 shall, on February 28, sell by Public
Auction, the whole of his valuable household furniture,
etc.   Further particulars later.
Other important sales pending.   Watch this space.
For sale—Large "Magnet" Separator in first class
order, $45.00.
E. FELIX THOMAS
Auctioneer :: All Kinds of Insurance :: Notary Public
Office: Booth Block :     COURTENAY   :   Phone 151
House Phone: 24-L
PERSONALS
Mr. James M. Savage, General Manager, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, arrived from Victoria on
Wednesday,
* *   *
Mrs. John Newton returned to her
home In Nanaimo on Friday after
visiting Mrs. Thomas Graham.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir! Limited, left for Ladysmlth on
Thursday morning.
+   *   *
Mrs. R. E. Frost left for Victoria
Friday morning where she will join
her mother, Mrs. James Ovas, who ls
arriving from Winnipeg.
* *   *
Mr. R. Robertson, Jr., left for Victoria Friday morning en route for
California, where he will reside in
future. Bob will lie greatly missed in
local social affairs where he took an
active part, also by a wide circle of
friends.
* *   *
Mr. Val A. Dalby returned from
Vancouver Sunday last.
Mr. E. S. H. Winn, of the Workmen's
Compensation Board, Vancouver, arrived In town Thursday.
EXPLOSION AT NO. 4 MINE
(Continued from Page One)
SALE OF WORK
There will be a sale of work held
In the Grace Methodist Church In aid
of the choir on March 28. Further
particulars will be announced later.
RHEUMATISM
BANISHED BY OHIHOPKACTIC
See .lie at  Clarke's Residence, Near
I'nlon Hull, Any Day Between
t und >*> p.ni.
K. 0. IIAUKF.DAL, Chiropractor.
USED
CARS
Buy where yo uare sure to get
value for your money. >Ve have
several very good used cars
which are pricing low, to make
room for Spring busineiitf.
FORD TOURING—Shock absorbers,
good tires, re-
lently overhauled; 1923 license, etc.
8250.00 :
FORD TOURING—1920 model, repainted, seat covers, good tires,
and ln perfect condition.
$400.00
FORD TOURING—1922 model, only
u n a few
months, and has
been well cared for.  As good as new.
$495.00 rJ
We have several other equally
good buys which you should not
miss seeing If you are In the
mnrket for a car. Come and
see them: Chevrolets, Fords,
anil a Chalmers 7-passeuger.
Cars are cheaper
now than they will
be in a month's time
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Blunt & Ewart
LIMITED
The Courtenay Garage
PHONE 61 COURTENAY
of Cumberland for 25 years. Leaves a
wife and three children.
Robert Smith, age, 44.   Married.
John Turner, age 22. Relatives In
Scotland.
William Whitehouse, Sr„ age 45.
Leaves a wife and son, William.
Norman Nuby, age 35. Leaves a
wife and one child.
Azzo Bonora, age 42. Leaves a wife
and family of eight children.
Thomas Williams leaves a wife and
four children.
G. Martinelli, age 33. Leaves a wife
and three children.
Chinese Dead.
Jung Dong, Tee Yuen, Wo How,
Cheow Get, Long Toy, June Bend Poy,
Wong Ga Shi, Fung Dong, Jung Hop,
Jung Wha, Jong Gar Kee.
There are still eight men In the
mine and It is said that the roads will
be cleared anil the men brought to the
surface today.
Jury Empanelled.
On Friday John Balrd empanelled
the following jury to enquire into the
cause of the death of the victoms. The
Jury sworn In are as follows: John
Walton, foreman; Matthew Brown.
Frank Slaughter, Thomas Ripley, D.
Harllng and William Gordon.
The jury viewed the remains al the
undertaking parlor of T. E. Banks and
adjourned until Friday, February 16,
at 10 a.m.
Message off Condolence.
His Worship Mayor Parnham received the following telegram this
morning from F, A. Busby, Mayor of
Nanaimo:
"The citizens of Nanaimo extend
their heartfelt sympathy to the citizens of Cumberland and vicinity In the
appalling loss sustained by their community In the disaster of yesterday."
SPORTING NOTES
Cumberland has to wait till the next
drawing for her next opponent in the
Il-K Cup.
Cumberland must win their game
here next week with Ladysmlth In the
Upper Island league. Then It will be
all over but the shouting.
The Nanaimo Hornets state that It
will be impossible for them to come
to Cumberland again this year owing
t.i the heavy expense of the trip.
Vancouver teams are now competing for the Mainland Cup and Victoria
for the Jackson Cup. Both cups are
competed for under the same condl-
SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK
»    Juicy Oranges, QK/»
per dozen   OOC
3 dozen for $1.00
Jams, 1 lb. glass bottles, QK/»
per bottle    OOC
3 bottles for $1.00
American Sodas, OK/»
per package  LtuC
Mixed Biscuits, OKn
2 packages for  £tO\>
Krinkle Corn Flakes, KK/»
5 packages for   DOC
Finest Bulk Cocoa, OA«
per lb   OUC
2 lbs. for 55c
CANNED VEGETABLES
Tomatoes, 2Vi lb. tins, and AC _
Corn, 2 lb. tins—5 tins for   «/OC
Sliced Pineapple, OK/»
per tin    ^OC
Corned Beef, QA/»
per tin   OUC
2 for 55c
Pacific Milk, 16 oz. tins At«
7 for yoc
King Oscar Sardines, A (J A
2 tins for  40C
Horse Shoe Salmon, - CC«
2 tins for  OOC
Sunflower Salmon,       ** rtf? _
2 tins for  £OC
Pilchards, V> lb. tins, f) (J
2 for  ZOC
Corn on the Cob, , QK/»
per tin   OOC
Marmalades, 1 lb. glass bottles, OKrt
Orange and Grapefruit, per bottle  «OC
WATCH   OUR  WINDOWS   FOR  PRICES   AND
BUY  HERE  WHERE   YOU  SAVE  MONEY
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
PHONE 38—FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
= i
HARRY FURNISS
LOSES HIS LAUNCH
IN TERRIBLE STORM
CAMPBELL RIVER.—Mr. .Harry
N. Furniss had the niisforlune to lose
his valuable launch Sylvia recently.
With Mr. Garnet S. Metcalf he was on
a voyage about the nearby Islands and
centres with a moving picture show.
On the trip they had exhibited at
Churchouse the first moving picture
show ever exhibited there and had
been welcomed by the Indian chief
uud the silver band of the village.
Engine trouble, combined with a
terrific storm resulted In the lose of
the little craft, the travellers narrowly escaping wilh their lives.
Stocktaking Is Over
We are now opening up new goods for Spring.
Tip top clothing for men, new samples just arrived
and a large range to select from; made to your
measure, fit guaranteed. (£07 R(\
Price, per suit    «P^ • .OXf
Extra Pants $8.50
A nice range of Boys' Suits, all wool navy (J» A p* A
serge; all sizes, at    «j)t/.OU
Boys' Grey and Brown Homespun Suits d»(T CA
at prices that cannot be beaten, from....   tpO.OV
SHOE DEPARTMENT
Now showing a full line of Boys' School Boots, Leckie's
Red Stitch and other well known makes, (fin Q A
Priced at, per up, from     tP^.t/U
Girls' School Boots, made to stand hard wear. We
guarantee satisfaction; we are able to do this as
we do not handle inferior makes. At
Men's Heavy Working Shoes; (fiA Qff
no extra charge for nailing, from    tp~r.«/0     . ,
Men's Fine Dress Shoes, round or recede     (fi A  fTf*     ^bvW
toes in brown or black calf, from     *Prk. 1.*)      ^--VoV
Ladies' Fine Dress Shoes in brown and black calf; good
:?8y.fitters... $4.95, $5.50, $6.50
Ladies' Strap Slippers in patent leather (fi A AA
and dongola, priced from    ynl.t/U
HOSIERY DEPARTMENT
Hosiery Specials
50 pairs Ladies' Black Cashmere Hose, all QK/»
wool, on sale at, per pair   OOC
100 pairs Ladies' Mercerized Hose in black Kf|f»
or brown, at, per pair   U\t\,
Misses' and Children's Hose, nKt*
from, per pair   £iO\*
Model Clothing and Shoe Store
P. O. Box 313
sSBP:
FRANK PARTRIDGE
Cumberland, B. C.

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