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Cumberland Islander
With which is consolidated the ('umherUnd News.
At the Ilo-Ilo
This Week End
Independent View Of
Issues At Ottawa
A. W. Neill, M.P. for Comox-Alberni Holds Audience in Attentive
Silence for Two Hours
The electors of Comox-Alberni,
resident of this district hnd an opportunity of hearing Mr. A. W.
Neill, M.P. for the riding, deliver an
. address in the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on
Tuesday night. There was a very
sparse attendance as Mayor Max
•well took the chair and after a short
talk with Mr. Neill on the platform
it was decided to address the gathering from tbe orchestra pit and ask
all present to come as close to the
front as possible.
Introducing Mr. Neill, the chairman made it very plain it was not
a political meeting, neither was i!
an electioneering meeting. Mr. Neill
simply wanted to meet as mnay of
the electors as possible and had called a public meeting for the purpose
—a meeting open to all, irrespective
of political affiliations. Without
further talk, he had much pleasure
in calling on Mr. Neill. The Federal
member on rising said "If this is
not a political meeting and I am not
to talk politics, what am I to talk
about, politics is all I know. However, as your chairman has said it
is not to be an electioneering meeting. There is no necessity for such
a meeting as an election is not in
sight and will not be for a long
Continuing, Mr. Neill said, " as
advertised on the posters this meet-
was to a public meeting to discuss
the issues at Ottawa from an independent view point, and I really
think that sucha meeting is a necessity." Taking up a poster advertising the recent visit of Hon. R. B.
Bennett to Courtenay, Mr. Neill said
"in this advertement I notice it is to
be a Conservative picnic, Independents, Grits and others, evidently
were not wanted, yet I thought Mr.
Bennett was touring the west with a
message for everyone."
"In the first place," said the speaker, "I know you people here, in
Cumberland are more interested in
coal than anything else, so I will just
give you a short history of what has
been accomplished with the experiments in the matter of pulverized
coal." In a very concise and clear
manner he told of the progress made
(all of which has been published in
recent issues of the Cumberland
Islander). Hc was very glad to
know that the Hon. Minister of
Mines for British Columbia was
keeping in very close touch with
the progress being made with pulverized coal and only recently had
called a conference of experts who
met at the coast when some very
valuable information was made
known. Personally he had great
faith in the future of pulverized coal
by experiments and before very
long he hoped to see it in general
He explained very briefly the
Farm Loan and pointed out its many
advantages to the farmer over the
old system. "You are not Interested
much in farming so I woll not bore
you with any lengthy talk on it."
"During the recent tour of the
Hon. R. B. Bennett, Courtenay was
one of the places visited," said Mr.
Neill, and frankly speaking I wns
very much disappointed. Mr, Bennett did not commit himself, he did
nut say if his party was returned to
power it would do this or that. Instead he used the Australian Treaty
like a woman used her powder puff,
where It was most needed. Mr. Bennett opposed the Australian Treaty
in some places and knocked it in
other places, during the recent tour
He did not say he would repeal it.
He dare not. I supported the Australian Treaty because it was of
great benefit to the whole of British Columbia." Mr. Neill then took
up cuttings from some of the paper.-
of the province and read items showing the great increase in trade since
the treaty came into effect, "and
these papers are Conservative papers" said the Federal member.
"Mr. Bennett had made the state-
ment that New Zealand butter war,
coming ino the country under thh
treaty, ruining Canada's butter
trade and; threatening her very existence and In a very dramatic voice,
with almost tears in his eyes, paints
a picture of what would happen to
our poor wives and families in the
event of a war on the Pacific and
these boats stopped from, bringing
butter into Canada, As a matter
of fact" said Mr. Neill, "only about
eight per cent of Canada's total consumption of butter came from New
Zealand. Mr. Bennett said that
Canada's butter production was lest*
now than it was a few years ago.
That is absolutely true, but did the
Hon. gentleman tell you that mill;
and its other products had increased
considerably during that time. No,
he did not.   It had heen found more Lobley,
Benefit Whist
Drive and Dance
A benefit whist drive and dance
will be held under the joint auspices
of the Canadian Legion, Cumberland Branch and the Welsh Society
on Saturday, October 19th in tho
Memorial Hall. Whist will commence at 8 o'clock, admission being
26c. The dance will start at 101
o'clock and the cost to ladies will be
25c, and to gentlemen 50c. Handsome prizes will be given and several
special prizes. There will also be a
raffle for a fruit cake, tickets, 10c
or 3 for 25c. Remember Saturday,
October 19th, a benefit whist drive
and dance.
profitable to sell it as milk than turn
it into butter." Mr. Neill turned to
the case of oleomargarine, a matter
in which he is vitally interested. He
in 1924 introduced a motion in the
house that the manufacture of oleo- i
margarine be discontinued, unfortunately it was defeated, but in 1920
another attempt was made and with
the assistance of Progressives, the
motion was carried. This oleo came
into the country untaxed, yet butter
was taxed and Mr. Bennett had
made the claim that butter was too.
high and if some remedy could not
be found we would have to go back
to oleo. The price of butter was
forced up, not by the duty but by
the increased demand," said Mr.
Neill. "The leader of the opposition had spoken in Powell River but
he was very careful not to buck the
treaty too much whilst there. The
Australian treaty had meant a great
deal to the paper industry In this
province. Exports from this country of newsprint had increased 200
times, which meant more ships coming and more ships meant more coal
so it was very easy to see just how
much the treaty meant to British
Old age pensions was next dealt
with and in this matter, Mr. Neill
is quite at home. He said, "the
old age pension is now in operation
in five out of the nine provinces, and
it is quite possible it will be in po-
eration in other provinces before
very long.   Some of the members of
the opposition tried to kill the old j surgeons' association, announced a
age pension bill by kindness and." [ list of approximately 2,000 hospit-
continued Mr. Neill, "I told them on |_als in the United States and Canada
the floor of the House it was the old, I which have been found to measure
Miss A. Mann
Becomes Bride
Of FU. Treen
Ceremony at United Church Attended by Large Number
of Friends
Production Of
Health Speeded
List of British Columbia Hospitals Fully Approved
Production of health, like automobiles or radios, has been speeded
up 100 per cent in the past decade.
Greater skill and hetter equipment
have so greatly increased the efficiency of the plants devoted to restoring human -health that the average hospital bed today is turning
out three patients per month as compared to one and one-half ten years
Statistical evidence of this improvement in hospital facilities and
results was presented today in a report on hospital standardization
made at the opening of the nineteenth annual Clinical Congress of
the American College of Surgeon;..
In connection with the report, Dr.
Franklin H. Martin, president of the
old dodge of trying to kill thc bill
by kindness. Some of them thought
it was a crying shame that the age
Five-Team Crib
League Formed
Ralph Gibson, of Bevan, Elected President at Annual
Ralph Gibson of Bevan will be the
guiding light in the Cumberland and
District Cribbage League for the
coming season, being chosen at a
special meeting held in the Athletic
Hall on Wednesday night. W. P.
Symons ,of the City team will act as
vice-president, and T. D. Robertson
will once more be secretary-treasurer, whilst the executive committee
will consist of the president of each
club in the league. There will be
five teams in the league this year
and competition for the Maynard
trophy, will not doubt, be very keen.
Something of a surprise was sprung
at the meeting when a new team,
calling themselves the Nondescripts
and sponsored by Mayor Maxwell
applied for admission and accepted.
Games will be played every two
weeks, the first game taking place
on Wednesday, October 30th with
Union Bay playing the Veterans at
the shipping point and the city team
playing the Nondescripts in the Anglican Hall. The Athletic Club team
will be without a game on the opening date, unless one more team is
organized and joins the league,
Athletic   Crib   Team   Officers
Thp same evening in the Athletic
Hall the officers were elected to looic
after the interests of the team in
the   league,   W.   Henderson   being
chosen president, T. Carney, vice
president, T. D. Robertson, secretary
treasurer, W. Whyte, captain and
F. Martin, vice-captain. Member*
ihip in this crib team will be con
up to the College's requirements for
safe and efficient hospitals.
The hospital report, which represents one of the chief functions of
the College, reveals that 95 per cent
of the hospitals of 100 beds or over
now measure up to the standards required by the association. About
05 per cent of the 50 to 100 bed
institutions are on the approved list,
and 20 per cent of those with less
than 50 beds. All government hospitals meet the requirements.
"The average 'production' of a
hospital bed is now at the rate of
almost three patients monthly," said
Dr. Malcolm T. MacEachern, associate director of the college who
presented the report. "The stay of
most hospital patients ranges from
from 8 to 15 days, with an average
of 12.5 days, Ten years ago it was
generally double that.
"The mortality rate in hospitals,
now averaging 3.5 per cent, has also
been cut in two in the past decade.
Other evidences of hospital.improvements are seed" in the lessening of
occurrences of infections and complications an increase in the number of consultations, and advancement of clinical research."
Hospital standardization with the
annual publications of the approved
list for the guidance and benefit of
the public was begun by the American College of Surgeons twelve
years ago. Among other improvements there has resulted a reduction in fee-splitting by doctors, a
practice vigorously combatted by th-3
College. The requirements for hospitals are:
(1) A modern physical plant,
free from hazards, with a competent
governing body.
(2) An efficient, chief executive
officer or superintendent with a com-
,_  petent personnel.
(3) An organized medical staff
of qualified physicians and surgeons
who hold regular meetings toreview
and evaluate the professional work
fined solely to members of the Ath-i°f the hospitals.
letic Club.
It is rumoured that the Vancouver
Island Stage lines intend taking off
the afternoon stage in the near future. The Cumberland Board of
Trade was responsible for lhe stage
making the afternoon run and that
it proved of great benefit to many
goes without saying. An effort
■should he made to get the company
to continue it.
Entertains at Bridge
Mrs. R. K. Brown entertained at
three tobies of bridge on Wednesday
evening of last week. On the conclusion of ploy refreshments were served
and the winners announced, Mrs, Lobley receiving flrst prize. Mrs. J. Devlin, second, and Mrs. R. Abrams, consolation. Those present included Mesdames Hudson, Quinn. Gear, Parkinson, J.J. Potter, Devlin, C. Whyte,
Abrams, A. Clark, Monks, J. Davis and
(4) Acceptable diagnostic and
therapeutic facilities,
(0) Definite evidence that the
staff members are opposed to fee-
splitting or payment of commissions
by surgeons for patients referred to
The fully approved hospitals in
this province ure; Kamloops, Royal
Inland, capacity 130; New Westminster, Royal Columbian Hospital, capacity 212; Vancouver, Grace Hospit-
alt, capacity 140; St. Paul's Hospital, capacity 300; Shaughnessy Hospital, capacity 300 j Vancouver General, capacity 1000; Victoria, Provincial Jubilee Hospital, capacity 290;
St. Joseph's Hospital,  capacity  105.
About seventeen members of Mr.
A, W, Nelll's committee was in attendance at the Waverley hotel parlor on Wednesday night when the
Federal Member wns present, and in
co-operation with his committee discussed matters of vital interest to
the district generally.
Mr. Neill was accompanied by
Mrs. Neill on his trip to Cumberland
on Tuesday.
Before a large number of friends
a wedding of considerable local in
terest took place at the Cumberland
United Church on Monday night,
when Allison Ramsay, the second
youngest daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs.
John Mann became the bride of
Hector J., only son of Mr. and Mrs.
Treen of Cumberland. Both Miss
Mann and Mr. Treen junior are well
known throughout the district and
have a host of friends, who during
the past few weeks have feted them
at various social  functions.
The United Church had been very
prettily decorated for the occasion,
autumn flowers and leaves making a
delightful setting. Under a magnificent arch, centered with u beautiful wedding bell, the groom awaited the bride, who entered the Church
on the arm of her father who gave
her in marriage. She looked radiant
in a white moire taffetta dress, fashioned on long lines with the popular
uneven hemline drooping to the
back. The simple bodice was finished at the back with bpws of the
same material, centered with rhlne-
stone ornaments. With this she
wore a charming picture hat of
white French felt, featuring the new-
cut-out eyelet work. Her bouquet
of ophelia roses and lily of the valley completed  a delightful  picture.
The matron of honor, Mrs. Roy
Meikie, of Vancouver und sister of
the bride looked very charming in
a shell pink taffetta dress, the skirt
being frilled to its drooping hemline. With this she wore a hat of
pink French felt .edged with cream
lace and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses and lily of the valley. Mr.
J. Richardson supported the groom
and the ushers were Mr. James Ren-
nic and Mr. W. Auchterlonie.
Alderman C. J. Parnham presided at the organ and during the signing of the register, Miss Elizabeth
Henderson rendered a solo, "At
Following thc ceremony a reception was held at the home of the
bride's parents, only relatives and
close friends attending. A feature
of the reception was the magnificent four-tier wedding cake in the
centre of the supper table, the cake
being a master-piece of the confectioner's art and said to weight flft/
It was also intimated that it was
the fortieth celebration of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John Mann,
parents of the bride, who were both
showered with good wishes hy their
relatives and friends present.
After tbe reception, the happy
couple left hy motor for Nanaimo
en route for Fraser Valley points
and a tour of Washington. On their
return, Mr. and Mrs. Treen will take
up residence at Royston Beach.
For traveling, the bride wore a blue
velvet dress, a navy blue broadcloth
coat trimmed with muskrat fur and a
small navy blue felt hat and shoes to
Sam. Davis Joins
Winnip'g Orchestra
Cumberland, October 16.—Mr. Sam.
Davis. Jr., former Cumberland boy.
has according to word received by his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. Davis, Third
Street; arrived In Winnipeg where he'
will spend the winter months and anticipates a very busy season in musical
circles there. He will be heard frequently from radio station CKY with
on of that city's finest orchestras. This
young musician has Just completed a
most enjoyable and successful five'
months' engagement with the orchestra at Banff Springs Hotel of (lie
C.P.R. at Banff, Alta. He expects to
return Banff for the 1930 season.
Union Lodge No. 11
Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary
Helping The
Harmony Rebekah Lodge Join
in Making Annual Celebration a Banner One
Coal Industry |    Harmony Rebekah Lodge No, 22
  | joined Union Lodge No. 11 on Mon-
Hon, Minister of Mines Alive to I day night at the Memorial Hall and
Needs of Industr
A quiet wedding was solemnized
on Wednesday, October 10th at 7
o'clock in the Holy Trinity Anglican
Church when the Vicar, the Rev. E.
O. Robathan united in the holy
bonds of matrimony, Ida .1. Moblcy
and Arthur Meachem, both of Cumberland. Mr.and Mrs, J. Foster,
close friends of the newly weds,
were witnesses lo the ceremony.
Imperials Whip
The   Whippets
Interesting Inter-Club Badminton Games Played at
On Wednesday evening last the
Imperial Badminton Club was host
tolhe Whippet Club oi" Cumberland,
when an interesting; inlerclub match
was played. The Imperial Club won
by 8 matches to 4, the point score
being 209 to 175. The Whippet
players expressed themselves as delighted with the Royston courts and
seem very anxious to have more
games there in the near future.
The first part of the evening was
spent in playing the scheduled
matches, which went off very
smoothly. At about 9.00 o'clock a
halt was called and tea was served
by Miss Barbara McBryde and Mr.
Norman Robinson. Friendly games
were in order for the rest of the
evening and the courts were never
Following is a list of the games
played  and  the  scores the  Whippet
players being mentioned first:
Mixed Doubles
F. Sehl and N. Frelone beat B.
Dando and M. Graham, 21-18; Mrs.
Monahan and H. Waterfleld lost to
F. Moore and D. Lockhart, 15-21;
V. Aspesy and C. Mounce lost to G.
Fairbairn and N. Robinson, 7-21;
Miss N. Robinson and C. Graham
lost to G. Fairbairn and A. Walker,
6-21; V. Aspesy and W. Bennie lost
to B. McBryde and G. Wilson. 19-
21; L.  Dallos and  H.  Bates lost  to
F. Moore and D. Lockhart, 5-21.
Men's Doubles
C.  Graham and N.  Frelone beat
G. Wilson and D. Lockhart, 21-18,
W. Bennie and C. Mounce lost to M.
Graham and N. Robinson, 8-21; H.
Bates and H. Waterfleld lost to G.
Brown and A. Walker,  11-21.
Ladies' Doubles
N. Robertson and V. Aspesy lo.-.t
to G. Fairhairn and F. Moore, 20-21;
F. Sehl and L. Dallos bent B. Dando
and D. Waterfleld, 21-3; L. Monohau
and F. Sehl beat B. McBryde and
F. Moore, 21-2.
Surprised On
Eve of Departure
Cumberland, October 16.—On Friday
evening a number ot friends held a
lively surprize party on Mrs. Sam Hatfield at her home in West Cumberland.
A real good evening was spent in
playing cards, games and contests and
in listening to music. Mrs. Littler received a prize for the exciting name
of knock-out whist, Mrs. T. Robertson
won one for thc cards, Mrs. S. Hatfield
one for a game and Mr.s. S. Davis one
for the guessing contest.
After refreshments had bcen served
Mrs. Harry Jackson, on behalf of the
company, presented Mrs Hatfield with
a case ol silver .spoons and expressed
tho regrets of those present that she
was leaving thc community. Mr.s. Hal-
field who left on Sunday tcj make her
home in Powell River, made a neal
reply and thanked thc guests for their
Ihoughfullness. The sinning of "Auld
Lang Syne" and "For She's a Jolly
Good Fellow" brought an enjoyable
evening to a close.
Those present included: Mesdames
Hatfield. Jackson, Covert, Littler. T.
Robertson, s .Robertson, Bell Cuchan-
an McNeil, Chas. Walker, Morgan. R.
D. Brown, S. Davis and Wm   Herd.
B.C. Electric To
Spend Huge Sum
Money Will Be Spent on Developments at (Campbell Hiver.
Ruskin, Stave and Bridge
River Plants.
An expenditure in plant and improvements of approximately $60,-
000,000 in the next six years is forecast in the annual report of the British Columbia Power Corporation
Limited .made public this week.
This money will bo spent largely
on the Ruskin, Bridge River and
Campbell River developments, company officials say, with provision for
necessary equipment in the Company's different lines of business in
the cities of Victoria and Vancouver.
A large part ofthe amount will go
into wages and purchase of materials manufactured in Hritish Columbia, It is the fixed policy of the
corporation, the report says.to support   the   business   organizations   of
the  districts  served  in   making   Its I a return of 5.61  per cent on  cash
purchases. actually Invested in the property and
The B. C. Klectric Railway Com-j plant used in serving the public of
pany und its subsidiaries for the| British Columbia, according to the
year ending June 30,  1!»2£», earned report.
Major Goblel, M.C., »t' Ottawa,
superintendant of the Government
Telegraph service was in town on
Tuesday. He was accompanied by
Mr. G. H. Halse, of Vancouver, one
of the high officials of the British
Columbia Telephone Company and
Mr. Elsden pi the Government Telegraph service of Vancouver.
As mentioned in the address of
Mr. A. W. Neill on Tuesday night,
the Honorable W. A. McKenzie,
Minister of .Mines for the province
of British Columbia is fully alive
to the needs of the coal industry in
this province.
Mr. McKenzie, ever since taking
office, has indicated his determination to extend all the assistance possible in the rehabilintion of the business of producing and marketing local coals. His flrst step was to have
a vote of $5,000 provided in the
1920-30 estimates for "Coal investi
gation." His next action was to
call representatives of the collieries
of the Province to Victoria to meet
officials of the Mines Branch, Ottawa, andthe local Department of
Mines. This conference took place
on the lst of October hist, when the
situation as to the propuraion of
local coal for the market in order
that its use may be made more popular was thoroughly canvassed.
It now is announced through Mr.
McKenzie that Mr. K. W. Beatty,
chairman and president of the Canadian Paciflc Railway and Sir Henry
Thornton, president of the Canadian
National Railway, who were approached with a view to enlisting
their co-operation have responded
offering the same with out reservation. Between eight and ten cars of
Provincial coal, each car being a
representative sample of the field
from which it is taken will be sent
from this Province to Ottawa for
testing purposes iu the course of the
next few months. It will be transported by the railways free of cost,
because, to use Mr. Beatty's own
words "the impatience of the experiments proposed to be conducted
at Ottawa looking to tlie possible
use of Canadian coal in pulverized
form" warrants his company's fullest co-operation. Sir Henry Thornton also telegraphs assurance of hi=
company's desire to render all assistance  practical. B
The purpose of the Minister of
Mines is to make use of the new laboratory, only recently installed at
the Capital lo obtain detailed Information regarding the character of
the coals mined in British Columbia
There already are available in the
Annual Reports of the Minister of
Mines complete analyses of these
coals, but that does not go far
enough . What is wanted are technical particulars of the efficiency of
these coals when used in pulverized
form. By tlie tests which will be
carried out reports will be made available indicating the best means of
preparing the coals of each of the
fields in order to secure the highest
efficiency in the burning of the same.
Suggestions may be made which will
be of use to the collieries in the preparation of the coal for the market
along other lines. In short tin* desire is lo obtain for the industry all
the Information which recent scientific advances has made possiblbe for
thc benefication of ihe product of
the mines in order that it may be
made popular from (he point of view
of the consumer. If it can be proved
that the use of pulverized coal will
give greater efficiency and effect
economies nd this seems probable
—at the same time being handled as
conveniently as fuel oil, tin* problem now facing the collieries of this
province will have been to ;, large
extent   solved.
Ottawa facilities foi' handling
these coals are not unlimited. The
samples from each of ihe fields can
not go forward simultaneously. The
Intention is thai a -ample of Nicola-
Princeton conl will be dispatched in
the course of the next few weeks.
In ibe meantime other collieries nre
to ho circularized and asked to hold
themselves   In   readiness   to   make
shipment of eoal as soon as they are
notified that tbe laboratory is ready
to receive it.
oilier Investigation has been carried on by Mr. McKenzle and hi--,
staff during the past few months.
They have inspected a 250 h.p. pulverized coal burning plant Installed
in the new James Madison School »|
Seattle, which has since been giving
efficient and economic service. Already In British Columbiu there are
thrde new major units of litis character in use, one at the plant of the
B. ('. Sugar Refinery, Vancouver,
another   at   the   Bnmberton   Cement
Works, Vancouver Island, and a
third installed two years ago by the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company at Kiinberley, B.C. The
latter has a 200 h.p. Babcock and
Wilcox   boiler  wilh  pulverized   fuel-
assisted the Oddfellows to
the fortieth anniversary of the institution of Oddfellowahip in Cumberland, fhe order being founded in
Cumberland on October 14th, 188H.
The Union Lodge mel in the
Lodge Room at 7 p.m!, and received
ofHcial visits from Bro. K. G. Cavnl-
sky, Grand Master, Bro. J. C. Brown
Deputy Grand Master, E, L. Webber,
Grand Secretary, P. McN'iven, Grand
Herald and I). M. Haggart. D.G.M.
Following the usual lodge business, adjournment was mado to tho
Memoria hall, where the Harmony
Rebekah Lodge had prepared a magnificent banquet. The tables wero
beautifully decorated with autumn
flowers und foliage and upwards of
120 guests sat down to the well-laden tables. The banquet was presided over by Bro. P. McNivcn, the
oldest resident member of Union
After the banquet a toast list, interspersed with musical selections
was entered into and Bro. McNiven
gave a short history of Union Lodge.
The toast list included; "The King,"
"British Columbia," which was responded to by Dr. G. Kerr Mnc-
Xaughton. M.L.A., "City of Cumberland" responded to by Mayor
During the evening, Mr. Sydney
Horwood, of Cumberland, was presented with a Veteran's Jewel, having completed 25 years' membership in  the Order.
Speeches were delivered by Bro.
E. G. Cavalsky, Grand Master, Bro.
E. L. Webber, Grand Secretary, Bro.
J. C. Brown, Deputy Grand Master
and Dr. E. R. Hicks. Assisting with
the musical programme were Mrs.
C. Spooner, Miss M. Mitchell, Miss
1*1 Henderson, Mr. W. Warren, Mr.
Harry Jackson, whilst Miss M.
Mitchell and Mrs. C. Dando acted
as accompanists.
McLeod Wins
Golf Championship
In the replayed game for the golf
sticks presented by the B. C. Leather
Co., Mrs. Bruce Gordon and R. Bowie
won the two-ball foursome game, defeating Mrs. Moore and R. G. Laver
two up.
McLeod is Club Champion
The finals for the Club Championship was played on Sunday when J. N.
McLeod defeated Thos. Graham, tlie
cup-holder, by five up and four to go
in a 36-hole game.
Mr. McLeod has proved himself a
real champion. In the .semi-final when
he defeated J. Stevenson, his score of
75 was equal to the course record. In
the first nine boles un Sunday he made
ihe circuit in 37. obtaining a lead which
his opponent did not succeed in overcoming.
Following the annual meeting of the
shareholders of the Courtenay Golf
Club to be held at the Club House on
Monday evening at 8 p.m.. a meeting
of the members will be held when the
presentation of the trophies to this
season's wlners will be made.
Thc following draw lias bcen made
in thc Ladies Club Bag Competition.
Miss M. Duncan vs. Miss B. McBryde; Mrs. Laver vs. Mrs. Eakm; Mrs.
Filberg vs. Mrs, Nelson; Miss McPherson vs. Mrs, Bowie; Mr.s. Liddle vs.
Mrs. Van Hemert; Mrs w. Booth vs.
Mrs. Gordon; Mrs. J. McLeod vs. Miss
M. Suttun; Mrs. Sutton VS, Mrs. Piket;
Mrs    W.   Cooke   vs    Mr.s.   Moore;   Mrs.
Dixon vs. Mis. Morrison;  Mrs. Uchi-
yamn VS. Mrs W. Brown; Mrs. Marriott
vs. Miss Fori.set; Mrs Shepherd vs.
Miss McFadyen; Mrs A. McLeod vs.
Mrs. W. Sutbff.
ing equipment. Further it Is the intention to Instal thero two 1,750
h.p. Babeock-Wilcox and Gold!*-
McCullum Limited waste beat boilers which will have Fuller Lehigh
Auxiliary pulverized coal equlpmen:.
50','i    More   Slenm   Evaporation
Marked   progress   also   has   been
made in  marine Installations.    Act-
ing on instructions received from the
Minister, the Chief Inspector of
Mines  some  weeks ago   inspected  at
Seattle the North German Lloyd liner    "Donaii."    which    >teamed    from
Europe  equipped   wilh   five  boilois
four hand-lired and one with pulverized fuel unit. Eeni h boiler has i|
rating of 1,000 h.p., and reports
since  received are to the .effect thai
fifty per cent more steam evaporation was obtained from the pulverized find unit than from any other
oni* of the others. The company
was so well satisfied that each of the
other boilers is to be equipped for
handling pulverized coal. The "Don-
au" is a  12,701) ton ship. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 1929
Tl        « ■        ■ III I        dwarfed and hampered thereby.
I hft l.umhftr ann Klanflftr: The fact is but mtle is ever made in 8°in«
I 110 OUIMUCI lal IU  lOlal IUCM |away t0 trade| .„„, 0fteneri counting all expenses
there i.s a loss. Show us a town in which the
people make it a rule r.ot to send away for anything they can get at home, and we will show
you a town in which business is lively, and everybody buys, and trade is centered from abroad.
Prices are low and the tradesmen patronize each
other, having no suspicion that confidence will
be abused. Let it once be understood that the
business men of any town are in the habit of
sending away for purchases and the business will
languish. Having no confidence in each other,
how can they expect others to have confidence
in them? No, that's not the way to build up :\
Nl) TOWN can be permanently prosperous in
which the citizens and tradesmen dependent
on each other, do not patronize each other.
The merchant wants some printing for instance,
and although his neighbor is a real printer, and
trades with him, he imagines he can save a little
by sending to another city for his printing The|
printer, in turn sends away for his groceries,
boots, shoes and clothing. The shoemaker sends |
away for his coat, the tailor sends away for his
boots, and so it goes As a result, people coming!
in to trade see all the tradesmen sending to other |
places for goods because, they say, they can save'
money by doing so, and come to thc conclusion:
they too, can do better elsehere;and then everybody is growling about hard times and no busi-;
ness. No wonder the business men themselves j
turn the tide ut' trade elsewhere, for if they can
supply themselves to better advantage by depriving their neighbor of their trade, others learn to'
try the same experiment. It is a dangerous one!
to inaugurate. Ten dollars is lost where one is
saved .because the entire business of the place is!
EVERYONE must do souk.1 personal experimenting
before discovering a proper diet, How much and
what to cat depends to some degree on physical makeup and mode of life. Some foods, like those
mentioned by the Medical Association (milk and milk
products, leafy vegetables and fruits), must, he in every
sensible diet. The rest is a mater of personal preference. Having found out hy trial and error what food
one needs, it is a good idea not to let the mind dwell on
the subject. There is something in the dicum of Mr.
Chesterton that health is the most unhealthy of topics.
People who are forever talking about their physical ills,
their operations and their vitamins are rarely people in
lirst-class health.
—The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
A very jolly surprise party was
held on Wednesday evening when a
number of friends journeyed to the
home of Mrs. Francescini to surprise
her mother, Mrs. Balagno. The
usual explanations were offered and
a very jolly time followed, whist
occupying thc attention of thc "visitors" for some time. Mrs. V. Frelone was adjudged the winner of the
lirst prize with the second going lo
Mr.s. Balagno anil the consolation to
Mrs. Covert. In a guessing contest,
Mrs. Sam Miller captured first prize.
Refreshments were served and the
remainder ol' the evening spent in
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
Do Not Whip the Tired Horse
It is natural for us to become tired
ns the result of our day's work. After a rest, wo feel refreshed and
ready to start again. Activity and
lest are tho normal rythm of life.
Tf, however, tiredness or fatigue h
increased by more activity, we reach
a stage of exhaustion which is not
liormalj but harmful.and whicli may
have  very  serious  results.
Over-fatiKue is not usually caused
hy over-work. Tt is naturally due to
work which is unsuitable for the
worker, by bad working conditions,
by monotony of tho employment, or
because the individual concerned is
not taking care of himself during
the hours he spends away from work.
It is necessary that rest, whether
it be taken sleeping or lying down,
or relaxing, or simply in a change
of work or of play, he used to prevent over-fatigue. To some people,
it seems to be a matter of pride thai
they drive themselves on to more
activity when their bodies are tired
and calling for rest. Exercise or
play is certainly line and most desirable, but it must be indulged in regularly if it is to do good. The man
who attempts to crowd a week's play
into one day generally exhausts
himself,and harm results. He should
stop when hc is tired.
Tea and coffee, used in moderation, are apparently not harmful for
many adults. When they are used
as stimulants, to whip up a tired
mind and body to more activity—
either work or play—when what is
needed is rest, they are being misused. Such stimulants do not relieve fatgue; it may seem to the user
as if they did so, hut the sensation
is false and misleading.
Many may feel that because they
cannot change their work or their
working conditions, information
sueh as that given above is of no
value to them. The truth is that we
can all do a great deal to prevent
over-fatigue by being sensible about
how we use our time outside of work
hours. Remember that tired horse
should not  be whipped.
Independent   View
Of Issues at Ottawa
(Continued from page one)
limit was so high. Yet another with
a sweeping gesture said it ought
to be not $20.00 per month hut
$,'10.00. dust figure for yourself, ladies and gentlemen, if such increases
had been introduced into the old
age pension bill, how long would it
have lied. No, it would have Increased expenditures so much that
the burden could not have heen car-
Jied. 1 stuck out for $20.00 per
month as 1 and my colleagues figured il was hetter to have the $20.00
than to see it raised to $.10, and
then dropped because we could not
afford to meet such heavy demands.
Only a short time ago, thc Canadian
Manufacturers' Association, a group
of very powerful and wealthy men
of Mr. Bennett's class, had a conference and during their deliberations it was brought out that the
present system of old age pension
was wrong. They did not like the
non-contributing system at all. However, the old age pension is in force
and I hope it is there to slay."
Speaking of thc unemployment
insurance, he told ofa few of the
very many obstacles encountered
and said, "at the present time I cannot see very much hope for it."
Speaking again of the fishing industry, Mr. Neill said, "I have been
accused   of  unloading  thc  Japanese
from the fishing indir Lry to the
farming industry. To a certain ox-
tent I admit. I was instrumental
in getting Japanese out of the fishing industry and it might have been
that a number of them went on the
land. But was it not better than to
have the whole of the West Coast
in thc hands of an alien people who
might at some time be a potential
Assisted Immigration, Noi
Mr. Bennett was strongly in favor of assisted immigration. "I believe in immigration," said Mr. Neill,
"hut not in assisted immigration.
This form of immigration was spon
sored largely by the transportation
companies for personal gain. I came
out steerage and I am in favor of
anyone else coming out the same
way. I was not hand-fed and pan
pered and I certainly believe that an
immigrant coming out on his own
makes a much more desirable citizen."
Ho spoke of the recent subsidy
for the lumbering industry in an effort to incrense trade across the Pacific giving it his whole-hearted support.
Before closing, Mr. Neill paid a
glowing tribute to the Prime Minister of England, Hon. Ramsey MacDonald. He traced his life briefly
from the early days spent in a small
village in Scotland to his present
outstanding efforts for world peace,
to accomplish which he broke the
traditions of centuries. "He may
not be successful", said Mr. Neill
"hut contrast his policy with that of
the leader of the opposition in the
Federal House, poor Mr. Bennett,
poor in spite of his great wealth,
poor in spirit, too narrow in vision,
travelling the byways and back-
ways of party politics, preaching his
doctrine, willing to forment ill-feeling even unto war, in the hopes of
riding into power."
As he sat down, after talking for
two hours Mr. Neill was accorded a
great deal of applause.
Mayor Maxwell in declaring the
meeting adjourned, said Mr. Neill
would be at the Waverley Hotel all
day Wednesday when ho would bu
most happy to meet any of the electors. Perhaps some ono has something he wanted to straighten out
and Mr. Neill would be only too'
happy to meet them and if possible
assist in any way possible.
Boys' work at the Cumberland
United Church is progressing at a
great rate and during the week two
organizations eameinto being, the
Trail Rangers aud the Explorers.
The latter club ih composed of young
boys ranging in age from nine to
leven years, whilst the former, tho
Trail Rangers lakes in boys from
thirteen and up. Both held their
meeting on Wednesday when officers
were elected as follows: Trail Rangers: Chief Ranger, Bryson Parnham
Sub-Chief Ranger, W. MacNaugh- [
ton; Tally, Preston Bruce; Cache,!
Joe Wiley.
Explorers: Pies., Albert Hicks
Vice-President, Ronald Spooner
Secretary, William Uanisell; Treas
urer,  Mil ford  Devlin.
Mr. Jack MacLennan and Mr. Jack i
Faucett. of Deep Bay. paid a short
visit to friends ln Comox during the
Mr. Norman Corker arrived home on
Friday and is staying at the Vicarage.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorimbert motored to
Victoria over the week-end. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Perrey, who
has been resident at the Chalet for the
past eighteen months.
Mrs. C. C. Plercy entertained at four
tables of bridge on Friday afternoon
in honor of Mrs. Shaw, of Victoria.
The lucky winners of the prizes wero
Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Constable and Mrs.
A china tea was held at the home of
Mrs. Carthew on Friday afternoon, thc
donations to be for sale at the bazaar
put on by the Women's Auxiliary of
St. Peter's Church in November.
Goodness knows where some girls
get their clothes and pearls and
things. 'ell says the office dog,
goodness has nothing to do with it.
Anderson - Clifford
The marriage look place Wednesday |
evening at seven o'clock in St. Mary's
Church, Merville. of Miss Kathleen)
Mabel, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. |
J. Clifford, to Air. Andrew Anderson,!
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. An-1
derson, of Union Bay, the Rev. G. L.
Bourdillon officiating. The bride en-|
iered the church on the arm of her'
father, looking charming in a gown of1
liberty blue flat crepe silk with hat to
match, carrying a bouquet of cream
chrysanthemums. She was attended
by her sisters thc Misses Dorothy and
Florence CliilorU, carrying bouquets of
cream chrysanthemums, both wearing
gowns of peach taffeta with hats to
match. The groom was attended by-
Mr. T. Clifford, brother of the bride.
The church was tastefully decorated
with autumn flowers and leaves by
friends. The bride was the recipient of
many beautiful presents.
Regardless   ol'   advertisements,   the
last word In closed cars ia "NO!"
1/ better |
milk was pro-
ducedyou would
St. Charles cans
Nowhere is better milk
obtained than in our
own fertile Fraser
Valley. Pure, rich and
creamy, St. Charles
Milk is a
•Made in BRITISH
product of which we all
may be proud.
Only choice leares grown at high altitude!
go into the blending of Blue Ribbon Tea.
That la why Its flavour is so uniformly excellent. Insist upon getting it from your grocer—refuse substitutes of inferior quality.
'"   All
Proving everywhere under
many varied condition*
that ii realty -good low-
priced radio can lie produced without nncrificinu
either beauty or
Pblleii UmlHll
Distributors for British Columbia:
-~5 Radio falef Jeriice limited i.
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.  Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Comox Whole Wheat Flour
In Your Next Grocery Order.
Obtainable at your Favorite Grocery,
Bread and Muffins are more satisfying if made with
Comnx Whole Wheat Flour, but to get the treat of
a lifetime use. .	
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Barter & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any style 36c
Ladles' hair cut any style 50c
Dyers and Dry Cleaners
Special lamlly laundry rate.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will receive prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland 160
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C,
The Central
barber Shop
Next to Shorty's Pool Room A. GATZ, Prop.
For Ladies and Gents.
Moderate Prices
Cumberland, B.C.
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- Specials -
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Whole  Wheat  Bread"
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Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade, 4 tb. tins .. 65c
St, Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade fancy glass
jars 30c, 2 for     55c
1., dozen .McLaren Jelly Powders	
I Wedgwood English Fancy Cup and Saucer
.., 50c
Fancy Packet Biscuits, 10c pkt., 3 for  25c
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c lb., 2 lbs. for 55c
Fig Bars, 35c tb, 3 tbs. for   95c
Home's Extracts, Lemon and Vanilla, 8 oz jug
Heavy Cocoanut Door Mat, medium size  $1.35
Large size   $1.65
Electric Light Globes, clear, all sizes, 10, 15, 25, 40
and CO Watt, each 35c, or 3 for „.,„„  $1.00
Globes, frosted, 25, 40 Watt, each 40c, 2 for  75c
Famous Okanagan Apples, buy them by dJO ne
bos, Jonathan and Mackintosh Reds, box tJJsisOt)
Try and duplicate these featurei of the
World's Greatest
Gainaday Electric Washer
at Anything like the PRICE
Heavy  solid   copper  tub   nickel  plated,   self  cleaning   and  of
the thermo type composed of dead air*'space between tub and
Water Action Washing alone.    No moving parts in tub.
Absolutely rustless  throughout.
Centre drain, no stopping.
Cut steel  gears,  unbreakable.
Silent gears, and clutch.
Timkeri roller bearings.
V-Belt  Drive won't  run  off.
Washes faster than any other.
Aluminium   wringer with   the  guaranteed  rolls.
One-shot   oiling   system.
and a host of other features too NUMEROUS to mention.
All for only $169.50 on easy terms.
Phone for n demonstration pr call in and see this wonderful
machine at the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd,
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 1929
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Uliiar'ow. Hi-lliiht, Liverpool
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C'liri it in neoiiil, Oelo, Copenlingon
1 Stavongtr fjord'
Uerqon, Stuvatiger. Oslo
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Chriatinnsunrt, Oslo, < openlmecn
Conc-n liiuii'ii. uaiiiij:
Kelin-t, Liverpool, I'Iiimrow
Queeiigtown, Liverpool
Full Particular! from E. W. Bickle, Agent, Cumberland,
or write C. F. Earle, Dist. Psgr. Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Canadian National
In every sorts of building materials.
Royston Lumber Co.
PHftNFS 1 N,ght c0"a: 134X Courlelln>'
■■     Cl° | Office:  159 Cumberland.
Itooras Steam Healed
Ladysmith Ready For
Industrial Activity1
Falling Rock
put three
circuits out
of order
A trio of long-distance telephone circuits were put out of
service ot 2:40 p.m. on September 12, when rock falling
from the nearby mountain hit
the cable at the west side of
the Sumas River Bridge, near
Chilliwack, cutting open tlie
metal sheath and severing
wires within.
Direct circuits between Vancouver and Calgary, Vancouver and Chilliwack, and Vancouver and Kamloops were affected, but a telephone repairman from Chilliwack had service   restored   before   nightfall.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
Ladysmith is a seaport at lhe entrance of Oyster Harbor, seventeen
miles south of Nanaimo, five miles
north of Chemainus and fifty-nine
miles north of Victoria, on the E, &
N. Railway, and is on the Island
Highway. Ladysmith was established to fill the need of the then Wellington Colliery for a port from
which to export eoal.
The town took its name from the
famous town in Natal, South Africa,
which had heen relieved after the
memorable siege just about the time
its western namesake was taking
Some ofthe streets are named
after British generals who commanded during the South African War.
such as Buller, Symonds. White,
Kitchener, Roberts, Warren, Gatacre
French, Baden Powell and Methuen.
Of these, onlythe two last named
are now living. There is also ont
high point northwest of the town
known as Spion Kop. Near this
summit is built the Ladysmith publh
Ladysmith was called into exist
ence by the need of the then Wellington Colliery Company for a port
from which to export their coal, and
on the site selected stands the Port
of Ladysmith. It is said this company badly wanted to send their coal
via Departure Bay or Nanaimo, hut
were given no encouragement hy the
other coal companies in operation at
these points, so selected this port as
an alternative.
The coal company erected a first
class system of wharves and eoal
hunkers. The facilities at this port
for giving quick dispatch, are unriv
ailed on Vancouver Island.
It is a point, too, at which the
C.P.R. cars are received from the
Mninland ferries and sent north and
south. The number of freight cava
daily leaving Ladysmith, loaded with
freight varies between thirty ami
forty-five, carrying chiefly coal, lumber and poles. The latter go over
in large numbers, and large freight
boats occasionally call to load poles
at the wharves.
Much Bunker Trade
In Ladysmith's very busy period
large numbers of ships came in for
bunker coal, quite a number do so
today, but not as many as formerly,
One line of steamers remains faithful to Ladysmith,and that is the Admiral Line who make their weekly
call. When the South Wellington
and Extension mines were closed
down recently they stopped for a
while, but on re-opening of these
mines, thc Admiral Line of steamer
came back again.
Buildings   Brought   ln
The first man to build in Ladysmith was A. (i. McMurtie, who came
from Dumbartont Scotland, in 1880,
to Vancouver Island, living at Wellington and South Wellington befon
coming to Ladysmith. Mr. Mc-Mur
tie really rebuilt an hotel called th<
Abhotsford, he had brought from
old Wellington on the E. & N. Rail
way in 1889. Mr. McMurtie was
also at one time owner of the lirst
hotel built in South Wellington, the
Alexander, which was burnt down.
There are a number of others njho
came from Wellington and Nanaimo,
including Mr. Povis, whose wife
Mrs. Povis, is a sister of Captain
Pamphlett, who recently distinguished himself onthe high seas.
It is in Ladysmith one finds the
answer to "Old Timer from North-
field," who asked "Where ite all the
'ouses gone." " 'Ere some on 'em
be," one man told thc writer, and
strangely so, here one finds homes
that have seen service in the busy
days of North and South Wellington. Even the Methodist Church
from Northfield has found its way to
Crosaroads   Stops
A conductor on the E. & N. Railway   well   remembers   bringing   as
many as ten freight cars daily for
• some time loaded  with sections of
(houses from the former prosperous
mining towns  to   Ladysmith.    This
conductor  is   W.   E.   Fletcher,  who
also   well   remembers   when   there
were no stops on the E. & N. Railway between Nanaimo and Chemainus and  how  one  old   pioneer,   Mr.
Page,   was  in   the   oyster  business
and  how  the  train   would  stop  at
Diamond  Crossing  for one  bag  ot'
[ oysters   weekly   and   take   them   to
j Victoria.    "Even a sack of oysters
; was worth stopping for im those days
on the E. & N. Railway." he recalls.
! Kept Two Homes
I One very odd feature during the
building of Ladysmith was that certain restrictions were enforced in
regard to any miners who wanted Lo
work at Extension Mine. It is said
that prior to Ladysmitb's existence,
Extension miners were able to lease
lots for $1.00 per month at Extension from a Mr. Kramley, who owned
most of the land there.   These cheap
Automobile Side Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
:  •
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay            Phone  353
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone 11BR or 24
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
l&*     PROMPT ATTENTION     ^
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     -     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
Corporation of thc City of
Householders and licence holder*
who wish to vote at tho next Municipal Elections must register at thc
City Hall on or before October .'list,
AH persons over tho age of 21
years who are British subjects and
who have resided within the olty
from the first day of January, 1029,
who have paid the collector tho sum
of Two Dollars exclusive of water,
electric light rates or dog licence!,
may register as a householder. Licence holders who arc British subjects of tho age of -1 years who
have paid to the collector the amount of Five Dollars as a trade licence during the year 1029 are entitled to register as licence holders.
41-43 W. Ii. COPE, C.M.C.
Corporation of the City of
Tenders will he received by the
undersigned up to 5 p.m. Monday,
October 21st, 1929 for an addition
to Police Residence, 12 feet long to
conform with the present structure.
Plans and specificaions may he obtained at the City Hall. AH envelopes to be endorsed "Building Tender." The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
41-42 W. FI. COPE, C.M.C.
leases permitted the miners to build
themselves comfortable homes which
many did. After Ladysmith got go-
ing.an order from the mine owners
came into force, and it is said was
strictly enforced, that all men who
worked at the Extension Mine had
to live at Ladysmith. Many miners
who were married and had homes
in Extension, were thus compelled
to room and board at Ladysmith and
their families stayed at Extension.
These men went home for the weekends, and so were actually keeping
two homes. It was a rather peculiar
method. Thus the miners passed
his home daily to and from work but
could not live there during their
working days.
One reason given was that the
coal company was now in the veal
estate business at the new town of
Ladysmith and naturally felt that
those working for them should give
the company a little patronage in
their land dealings. Another reason
given was that so manv business
houses went up, hotels also, that the
new Ladysmith business men appealed to the mine owners to, help
them to pet some of the miners' business. It is said that this appeal got
sympathetic hearing because the
coal company were just as anxious
to see Ladysmith grow as were the
business and hotel men of those
days. The miners who had their
homes at Extension could see no humor tothe added costs brought ahout
by these changes. Even today many
of Extension miners live in Ladysmith and go to and from by the
miners' trains every shift, though
today it is not compulsory.
Wat   Busy  Town
Ladysmith was so busy at one time
that there were no less than eighteen hotels, always full. At one
time Ladysmith had a stove works
and built very fine stoves, too. Some
are to be found in Ladysmlth homes
today. There was also a shingle
mill, now gone. The Ladysmith
Lumber Company has been in business for many years, with a branch
at Nanaimo. This had various own
ers, but is still doing business.
The oyster business started bv
Mr. Page is still carried on by a Mr
Jones, formerly of the Jones Hotel
who recently imported the large
Japanese oyster, some said to be a
foot long. This business employs
about five men,and the demand for
these oysters andthe native is very
Indiam  Protest
At one time the town had a clam
factory, but this was later moved to
Sidney, near Victoria. All sorts of
stories are in existence about the
closing down of this industry. One
is that the clam factory took all the
Indians' food and business away
from them and that it was necessary
for them to appeal to the government for money. It is said this was
the principal reason for closing.
Coal Controls
Coal, of course, has played the
biggest part in the life of Ladysmith
and does today, the opening and
closing of the Extension or South
Wellington mines is quickly felt ,:n
this town. Only recently the mines
were closed for a few months, and
Ladysmith was hard hit, but on reopening a more hopeful and cheerful feeling exists.
It is uncertainty that thc responsible authorities must try and prevent is possible. Here i.s a very pretty and very clean town for a mining
town, with fine homes owned b\|
many of the miners and many excellent hotels awaiting more prosperous
times. In the meantime there is an
air of uncertainty that should not be
The vast expense in making of this
town should not he allowed to go
backward. At one time the record
day's coal tonnage reached 2,000
tons, but today it is much less than
this. It is said that James Dunsmuir and one of his officials, Mr,
Little, took off their coats and assisted to make this record.
Some of the doubtful say the coal
is getting less and we shall never see
the same tonnage again. Others,
and particularly one man who seemed to know what he was talking
about, remarked there is all kind:-;
of good eoal.
Smelter  Payroll
Another side of the ledger shows
that the Tyee Smelter Company had
something to do with Ladysmith':-
prosperity in the past. At one tim'*
in the early stages, the smelter employed very few white mon, about
twenty. The rest were Chinamen.
This continued until thc eight-hour
law went into effect, then more
white men wore employed to the extent of around one hundred. Before
the passing of the eight-hour law
the smelter men worked in twelve-
hour shifts, so that this change In
working hours resulted in shorter
hours and more white men being
There is no reason why Ladysmith
should not he smelting today, in the
opinion of residents. If the town
was a good smelting town years agOj
tho same situation is there today.
There are the name good wharves,
which cost lots of money. There i-
the same harbor, where the ship-;
came from as far south as South
America and as far north as Alaska
What is more, the Ladysmlth peoplo
have, from time to time, heard
speakers from election platforms
toll them almost the date of the r»
opening of the smelter or the building of a more modern out*.
The Ladysmith people have lived
so long on promises that any future
politician who mentions smelters
will have to have the owners or the
builders of the new smelters on their
platforms with orders to start and
not future promises.
Sporting   Community
Ladysmith needs no introduction
when football is mentioned. Up-
Island and Mainland teams know
what fine brand of foot bull this
town served in its busy days. Ill
fact, sports of all kinds when It is
possible to field a team they will
try and find one.
Merry   Firemen
In every town at one time or another there is some unusual event
that stands out prominently. Some
veins ago the Jones Hotel, opposite
the Abhotsford Hotel, was burned
down. While the volunteer firemen
were trying to put out the fire, it
wns  noticed   that  there   were  many
(Continued on Page Four)
,*\ 'V'
Man  enough  to
admit   he   roared' 1    P r*     ried   thc   wran*
V   ^-.      '' ono: man enouSn
V     ".' to   fight   for   the
I       I love of the right
/p". ii'J one.
1 slv
Friday and
October   18th   and   19th
"A first-rate movie. Thc entire cast is splendid. Richard is charming as usual. It's great piece of work. It's a well-made, cleverly
directed, excellently acted  picture.    First-class entertainment."
A boy who made a mistake in
love! The soul of a grnni
fighting for a way of expression.
He wins. Bul not before hc has
taken you through tiie tensest
drama of your life. Barthelmess
at his greatest! You couldn't
ask for more!
Monday and Tuesday
October   21.t   and   22nd
Saved at the last moment from thc thirsting knife—only to
be condemned to a more awful death before the molten fury
of a volcanic eruption. . . then the most terrific climax the
screen has known!
Huilt to a Mighty Thrill Among Rivers of Molten  Lava!
Wednesday and Thursday
October 23rd and  24th
Tells Aid, ahout the high coat of
LOVING. Shows in unforgettable
drama, the Saner Side nf Flaming
All the romance and thrills of everyday life painted in nature's own col*
ors. Ro great a play, it won the
Pulitzer Prize as the heal of the
year.     Imagine   how   much   'utter   il
is with the screen's moal beautiful
tar.    Don't miss it.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
October   17th,   18th   nnd   10lh
See one of history's greatest sea battles refoughl as one of
of the screen's greatest spectacles. Booming broadsides
echoing destruction as thousands of men engage iu hand-to-
hand fighting! Haltered and burning frigate, swallowed liy
the raging seal One year to make! Thousands in the cast!
A milestone in motion picture art far ahead "I' anything you
lidM ever seen I
■ ■>—" PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 11)20
Cumberland Personals
Inter-City Rapid Transit
Cumberland to Victoria and Way Points
mssmsssmsziam -^ars^sm; snec; **T;*a*\::;<aMr
Leaves Victoria Tuesday Night—Leaves Cumberland
Wednesday   Noon.
Furniture Moving a Specialty—let us quote you a price
Union Bay
Mr. Garth Kirkwood, ot Powell
River, was a visitor in town on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Abrams motored to
Nanaimo on Sunday, returning the
same day.
Miss Nora Burke returned to her
home   in   Alberni   on   Tuesday   after
From   Montreal
To   Plymouth-Havre-London
Ausonia Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Ascania Oft. 2f>. Nov. 22
Alaunia  N'ov.   1
A u ran in N'ov. S
From   Montreal
To   Bclfast-Liverpoal-Glnsgow
Athenia Oct. IS, Nov. 15
Letitia Nov.  1
Andania Nov. 22
Antonio Nov. 8
From   Halifax,   N.S.
To    Plymouth-Havre-London
Tuscaoia Doc. '■*
To   BelfaBt-Liverpool-GUsRow
Athenia Dec. 11
From St. John, N.H.
To   Bclfast-Livcrpool-Glaagow
Athenia Deo. 13
spending   a   few   days  in   town,   the
guesl of Miss Laura Brown.
After visiting with relatives in Victoria for the past few weeks, Miss Annie McKay returned home on Sunday.
Mr. Chas. Hooper is visiting in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Skea have as their
guest Mr. Frank Elliot, of Vancouver.
Mrs. A. Auchinvole, Sr.. is visiting
her mother, Mrs. J. Kerr, of Victoria.
On Friday evening last Miss Jean
Abrams entertained a number of her
friends, the occasion being her fifteenth birthday. Games were played,
the prizes being won by Alma Magnone
and Schulle Schulson. Others present
were Hilda Anderson. Jessie Marshall.
j Annie Schulson. Doris Ray. Mary Reld.
| Violet and Gladys Feeley. Bill McKay.
I Herbert Jones, Ed. and Bill Moses.
I BUI Macartney, Geo. Strachan. Wilfred Bowden and Bennie Abrams.
Mr. Les. Muir. of Bloedel, spent the
we<jk-cnd in town, the guest of his
mother, Mrs. I. Muir.
Constahleand Mrs. Hayden, Mrs.
E. Shavers and daughter, Donna and
Miss M. Young1 spent last week end
in Cuiliberland the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Young.
• •     •
The men's bridge club met at the
home of Mr. Harry Bryan on Wednesday evening when three tables
of bridge were in play. Next week
the club will meet at the home ot*
Mr. W. H. Cope.
• •     •
Mrs. C. Graham left on Monday
morning for her home in Vancouver
after spending a short holiday with
friends and relatives at camp A aud
Cumberland. She was accompanied
on her return by her grand daughter, Miss M.  Marsden.
A jolly bridge party was held on
Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs.
Jack Devlin when three tables of
bridge were in play. After refreshments had heen served hy the hostess the winners were announced.
Mrs. Vaughan who was an honored
guest al the party received first prize
and Mrs. Jack Davis, second, while
Mrs. Abrams was the successful
winner of the surprise package.
Those present included Mesdames
Watson, dear, K. Brown, Abrams,
Hudson, J. J. Potter, A. Clark, Parkinson, Jack Davis, Quinn, C. Whyt".
and Vaughan.
• •    *
Pumpkin! hayseed! squash! Reckon I'll he thar at that Hayseed Ball
October 'list, Ilo-Ilo.
• •     •
Mrs. G. W. Clinton left for Vancouver on Sunday returning Wednesday.
The Women's Missionary Society-
held a silver tea on Wednesday afternoon at thc home Mrs. J. R. Hewitt. The rooms were prettily decorated with chrysanthemums and dahlias. In spite of the weather a good
crowd turned out and a nice sum was
realized toward allocation of the
Mrs. Jas. Hough of victoria arrived in town Tuesday even*ng and
is  visiting  with   her   mother,   Mrs.
Wm. Harrison.
* * *
The B. C. E. R. has completed its
plans for the lighting of the Qualicum nnd Parksville districts. Nine
miles of poles will be laid, and light:
will be available for residents from \
the north end of Qualicum Beach,
and in and around Parksville. Work
has already been commenced and
will be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible.
Selected seeds you are invited to
attend   the   Hayseed    Ball   October
31st, Ilo-Ilo.
• *    •
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham and son left
on Friday morning for California.
Hi thar, Silas! Do tell! Them hav-
seeds is goin' to dance at the Ilo-
Ilo, October 31st.
*     •     *
Mrs. J. Dick was the hostess on Monday evening when she entertained at
three tables of bridge. Mrs. W. H.
Cope was the lucky winner of the
prize. After the cards delicious refreshments were served the guests.
Those present included: Mesdames
Mumford, Conway, Shortt, Ross, Cameron. Cope. Stevens and Misses T. Gal-
livan and F. Sehl.
Mrs. Ewart of Vancouver arrived in
town on Monday to attend the Treen-
Mann wedding.
Mrs. Conway and Miss Burrows
Joint Hostesses at Bridge Party.
Mrs. John Conway and Miss Phyllis Burrows were joint hostesses at a
very enjoynble bridge party in Thursday evening last week at the home of
the former. Tbe rooms were beautifully decora'ed with autumn flowers
and leaves. Assembling at eight
o'clock llu1 :uests played until eleven
when the hostesses assisted by Miss
Margaret Kobinson served refreshments. During this part of the evening thc prizes were awarded. Mrs.
Hieks receiving flrst prize, Miss Johnson second, Mrs. Christie, of Royston.
third. The invited guesUs were: Mesdames Bryan. Christie, Finch. Hicks,
Mumford. Robinson, Slllence, Shortt,
Symons. Turnbull. Wing and Misses
Robinson. Johnson. Tarbell and Swan
I hear, Willie, ihat your father
has received an offer of several thou
sand more salary from a city pulpit
Will he accept the call?"
"Well dad's in his study praying
for heavenly guidance but mother's
busy  packing."
Mr. C. Smart and Mr. W. Howard,  of  Nanaimo,  were  visitors  tn
Cumherland during the week on a
business trip, they returned to thc
Hub City Friday morning.
*    •    *
Miss    Margaret    MacDonald,    of
Campbell  River visited her parents I
In Cumberland during the week.       '
'   '   '
Mrs. Mort of Campbell River ami j
a   former  resident   of   Cumberland
was visiting friends here during the j "J
week end.
never pu rehased meats at this
sanitary market you can treat
your mealtime appreciation to
the surprise of its life by purchasing meat-foods of us. W-i
promptly attend to your telephone
order and assure you the most
complete  sort  of  satisfaction.
Phone  HI We  Deliver
Ladysmith Ready
For Industrial
{continued from Page Three)	
more volunteers than usual. The
reason wns soon noticed. Three or
four barrels of beer and gin taken
out of the hotel, supposedly to a
place of safety, had heen rolled
down the hill. Someone found a
tap, a barrel was tapped, and from
glasses, jug and tin cans manv drnnl;
the health of the proprietor, and
drank hearty. So merry did lhe volunteer firemen become that they
almost forgot their fire duties. Thus
they made merry while Rome was
Many of Ladysmith's people find
employment in the big mill at Che
mainus; others work at logging
camps in outside districts, and others
are coal miners and surface hands
at the South Wellington, Extension
and Granby mines.
Challenge Politicians
AU Ladysmith people ask now is
a return to their former busy days,
and for those who have made various promises about the reopening .of
lhe smelter to get busy and not do
so much promising. They assert that
if the politicians would put into
practice all that was promised before election time, Ladysmith would
soon be the very busy port she was
some years ago.
This town could, on account of
its beautiful location and outlook,
take care of a very large tourist
trade in season. Located on a fine
slope from a high point to the
water's edge, Ladysmith should be
n very healthy place to live, but
what the Ladysmith people desire
isa quiet return to the full dinner
There are fine stores, hotels, good
schools, a fine hospital, a convent,
several churches and a fine big post
office. Ladysmith also has its weekly paper, The Ladysmith Chronicle.
Not to be behind her sister city of
Nanaimo Ladysmith is going to have
the talkie pictures as well in the
next few weeks.
There is no legitimate reason for
Ladysmith going backwards, and
with proper care and foresight she
should become a busy port in the
near future once again.
Despite the uncertain times Ladysmith has recently gone through, a
higher proportion of taxes were paid
tliis year than was reported by
many towns going through more
prosperous times. This is a very
creditable performance and indicates a town worthy of good support
Get out your ginghams and overalls. Step out with the hayseeds,
October 31st, Ilo-Ilo.
Regular s;iiIiiiKs
■k frnm
New Yorh and Hostm
ilorry.   Glasgow,
1.     I'llllll
(Queenstown),   I'lynn
niiii'tnn,   London,
rnourg   ami
Money Orders,  i>r,'
&  T
Chequos at  lowest
Full  In-
formation Iroin Loe
1 A|
or ('urn
pany'a Olllce,  688
s',   w.
Vancouver, B.C.
Church Organizations' Shower
The ladies of the congregation, the
Young Peoples' Society, the Senior
C.G.I.T. and the Badminton Club of
tlie Cumberland United Church held
a very delightful miscellaneous shower
on Friday evening in the United
Church hall in honor of Miss Allison
Mann whose marriage to Mr. Hector
Treen took place on Monday- A most
enjoyable evening was spent in play-
int;  games and  contests,  Miss Jessie
| Band, and Mr. Clifford Horwood winning the ladies' and gent's prizes for
the contest.    After refreshments had
[ been served by the Young People little
Miss Ruth Hewitt and Master Bobby
JNnsh wheeled in a basket prettily decorated *n while and laden with many
beautiful gifts and presented them to
ithe bride. Mis. Mann opened the presents and thanked the donors for their
kindness and good wishes.
King George
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland)  B.C,
A*   W$t
Everything for the
Cold Weather    •
The motorist needs new accessories:
We have them all and other accessories,
everything the motorist needs in fact, at
the lowest prices in town.
Henderson Motors
Cumberland B. C.
from the
Cumberland Motor Works
Winter driving can be nerve-racking or
delightttd, the difference lying in whether
or not you're; equipped with winter parts
—driving then is a real pleasure. We've
all the needed items to help you ZIP over
the worst of roads in safety and comfort.
The Cumberland
Motor Works
Next Door to the Post Office
One Cent
- Sale -
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Drug Store
P.D.Q. Daily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
Leave Courenay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
Courtenay  178;   Cumberland  77;  Qualicum  64R;   Nanaimo 3
Cards - -
We have samples of the
finest in the district, with
prices just right.
-   -   Phone 35   -   -
Cumberland Islander
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Pumpkin Pie   I
No Hallowe'en dinner is complete without a big golden-
brown pumpkin pie we have the best made.
Fresh from our big modern oven, they are delivered
the same day they are baked, Beter order yours early
and be sure you are not disappointed.
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High-Class Cakes and Pistries
Extra Specials
at Mumford's
Blackberry add Plum Jam, 4-tb. tin, Malkin's £±Rn
Best, special price  OpV
Fancy Biscuits, 3 tbs. for $1.00
8 Tins of Heinz Tomato Soup— QK/»
Special Price  %70C
3 tins, 21/29 Gold Reef Pineapple $1.00
 <s> | * j *	
"If You Get It at Mumford's, It's Good."


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