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Array THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
'    Ja'i i aa Witli whkk la consolidate the Cuherlud Stmt.
y
FORTY-FOURTH YTAR—No. 32.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Action Of Two School
Trustees Objected To
GRAND OLD LADY
STILL STEPPING
Trustee Ledlngham Objects To
Action of Other Trustee in
Violating School Law
Filled with Interest and excitement
(or the casual listener who happened to be present, aud sometime*** taking the aspect of a Ladles' Aid gambling, wus the regular monthly meeting of the School Board ou Monday
evening.
The Interest was manifest when the
secretary submitted tbe list of bills
and accounts for the approval of the
meeting. It is customary for this
approval to be given before payment
but inquiries from Trustee Ledlngham elicited the Information that they
had already been paid, Trustees
Brown and MacKinnon taking lt upon
themselves to sign the vouchers before presenting them to the city
clerk. Ledlngham objected to thla
action as being not In accordance
with the school act, which required
the signatures ot three trustees and in
this case only two had been given.
The secretary pointed out that he
could not get Trustee Mrs. Banks'
signature as she was out of town,
therefore he had let the vouchers go
with only the two names signed.
Trustee Ledlngham did not approve
of this action but .raised no further
objection in the matter.
However, he noted that the list included an amount of approximately
$37.50 iu account with A. MacKinnon.
According to the act, he said, a trustee must not benefit directly or indirectly from the school finances. Mr.
MacKinnon, who Is a trustee, was
therefore violating school law and
the oath he took on entering ofiice.
It was a matter. Trustee Ledlngham
thought, which should be put ln th*
hands of the Inspector of Municipalities.
The secretary stated that he did
not think the act was meant for such
small amounts as that In question.
He had merely supplied some standard articles ut a standard price and
was not benefitting financially any
more than any other store would
benefit. Bul he was willing to put
the matter before the Inspector, providing the action of another Trustee,
(whose name be mentioned and who,
he said, had done practically the
same thing in connection with a
school contract) was also put befo*e
the Inspector.
The Chairman did not think such a
small matter warranted such treatment and asked if there was not some
way out of the difficulty. Secretary
MacKinnon said the matter could be
settled if the meeting would pass a
motolon commending his and Trustee Brown's action in signing the
vouchers. Accordingly he made a
motion to this effect, but no one
seemed to want to second it. Chairman Mrs. Banks asked It she could
second It.' "Of course you can," said
the secretary, "aren't you a trustee
and don't you have a vote at this
meeting?" She therefore seconded
the motion it passing three to one—
MacKinnon, Mrs. Dunks and Brown
for, and Ledlngham against. True-
tee Ledlngham loudly voiced his objection to this motion, before It was
passed, and asked to have bis objection noted on tho minutes. This
was done.
Excluding the trustees, those present at tho meeting * were rather surprised at the manner In which tlu
above motion was passed. Has the
chairman any right to second a motion, and has he, or she. any vo'e
other thun the deciding one ln case
of n tie? According to the way tliis
business was handled, he, or she, apparently has a vote at any time and
also tho right to make or second motions.
Annual General
Meeting To Be
Held Saturday
The annual general meeting of
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited Employees' Medical and Accident Fund will be
held in the Lecture Hall of the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association ou Saturday
evening, August the 8th, A
full attendance of members ls
most earnestly desired.
Plays may come and plays may go,
but 'tis said In the theatre that
"Charley's Aunt" will go on forever.
No play has a more Interesting or extensive "career" than this famous old
farce by Brandon Thomas. After
thirty-three years In every corner of
the globe, It Is still going strong and
now that it has been translated Into
the universal language of the screen
il is said "the old lady" has taken a
new lea: e ot life and wlll be delighting our great, grand children us lt delighted our grandparents.
It is-s.ild that Syd Chaplin has more
than fulfilled everyone's expectation
lu the title role and with the added
opportunities that the screen affords.
"Charley's Aunt" steps forth with new
glory and an added ability to tickle
the public's risibilities. We'll soon be
UNITED CHURCH SERVICE
Commencing with this coming Sunday. August 9th, morning and evening services wlll be held ln St,
George's United Church. Rev. James
Hood wlll be In charge during the
month of August.
CHINESE MINER
FINED TEN DOLLARS
Ah Chong, a Chinese miner employed In No. 4 Mine of the Canadian
Collieries, Ltd. was charged in the
police court last Friday with having
a match In his possession while at
work underground. Mr. Harry Devlin, fireboss, gave evidence that he
had been Instructed to search the men
,on that day and had found the one
match Ih the pocket of the accused.
Ah Chong pleaded guilty, stating that
he did not know the matcli was there,
and apparently this explanation satisfied Magistrate Hames, who Imposed
a lenient line, ten dollars and costs.
Additional Teacher
May Be Appointed
able to meet the old lady and see for
ourselves, however, as this great feature wlll come to the llo-Ilo Theatre
next Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Request Complied
WithJBy Council
In accordance with the majority nf
council meetings held this year Monday's gathering of the councillors wns
over in fast time three-quarters of
an hour being all that was needed tn
conclude the evening's business.
Those present were Mayor Parnham,
Aldermen Maxwell, Mumford, Ledlngham, Potter and Jeffrey, and city-
clerk Cope.
Request Compiled With
A communication of government
Import, from Premier John Oliver,
was laid on the table so that the
aldermen could Inspect its contents
at their leisure. The other communication was from Mrs. V. Four-
acre. Each week the council places
an amount of ten dollars to the credit of Mr. and Mrs. Fouracre in one of
the local stores, and the letter asked
that half this amount be given in cash
for the purchase of such necessities
ns the Cumberland stores are unable
to supply, such as fresh milk. Alderman Maxwell saw no reason why the
whole amount should not be given In
cash and made a motion to that effect. It carried. (Mr. Fouracre is
a war veteran who has contracted
tuberculosis and Is now unable to
work, hence the reason for the weekly donation from the council).
Pacific Coast Football
League Will Stage First
Games On September 5th
High School
Pupils Asked
To Register
All Intending pupils uf the
Cumberland High Scliool this
coming term are asked to leave
their names Immediately with
the secretary of the school
board, Mr. A. MacKinnon. If
over fifty names are secured
an additional teacher will he
appointed to the staff, otherwise the present two wlll carry
on as before.
Enlarged Classes at Cumberland
High Necessitate Increase In
Teaching Staff
CUMBERLAND UNITED WIL L BE AT  HOME  TO  SAINT
ANDREWS OF VANCOUVER
JOLLY PARTY GIVEN
In honor of Miss Ithoda Walton.
Mrs. G. W. Clinton entertained about
ten young guests at a Jolly party nt
Gartlcy's Beach Thursday. Miss
Walton wlll spend a month's vacation with relatives In Victoria.
Opening fixtures of the Pacific Coast
Football League will be staged on
Saturday, September 5, according to
the decision of Saturday night's meet
ing of the organization which was
held in the sports meeting room of
The Province. On that date St. Andrew's will visit Cumberland, while
Ladysmith will take on the Royals
at Queens Park, New Westminster.
On Labor Day, Monday, September
7, the first game in Vancouver will he
staged, Nanaimo City clashing with
North Shore United. St. Saviours
will travel that day to meet the Nanaimo G. W. V. A., in the Coal City.
Varsity was drawn against Victoria
for that date but It will he laid ovcr ]
until the Students get back to college.
Annual Meeting of Local Club
The annual general meeting ul' the
Cumberland United Football club will
be held lu the Lecture Hall of the I
Cumberland Literary and Athletic As-
sociatlon on Sunday evening at 8:0*oJ Sillence.
Royston Beachers
Are Entertained
	
On   Wednesday evening  last.  Roy- j
stun   campers   were   entertained   for
fully uu hour by members of the Cum-
berland   und   Courtcnuy   Choral   Su-
elelies,  under the  leadership uf  Mr.
o clock sharp.     A cordial invitation
is extended  to all interested to  be
Besides several selections   by   th.
whole choir, twu very pleasing num.
present  at  this  meeting.      Make  a   ■**-rs wcre  6*™'  by  the  ladles and
note of the date, Sunday, August 9th
at 8:00 p.m.
Council Doings
Alderman John J. Potter, chairman
of the Board of Works, reported that
city workmen had been busy throughout the past week with the task of
tarviutlng Dunsmuir Avenue and were
making rapid progress, without in any
way hindering the usual traffic on the
street.     He pointed  out that there
WATSON TELLS
OF TRIP EAST
STEVEN'S SHIELD
TOURNAMENT NOW IN
SEMI-FINAL STAGES
Jimmie Watson of Nanaimo City,
who reached Vancouver Just before
would probably be enough tarvia to I the meeting of the Pacific Coast Foot-
complete the street. (When the or-1 ball League on Saturday last gave his
der to tarvia the street was given it  views on the trip back east.     After
was thought that the twenty barrels
on hand would be enough to do only
the two upper blocks.
Alderman Potter also reported that
the stump on Fifth Street near W.
Williams' garage, had been removed
during the week, a few shots of powder doing the work with efficiency and
dispatch.
FIRE WARDENS
MAKE REQUEST
When the fire hell rings, residents of the city and surrounding
district are asked to see that all
water faucets are turned off bo
that the pressure iu the mains
will be sufficiently strong to allow lhe firemen ample water In
fighting the flames. This request Is made by the Fire Wardens and it learnestly hoped that
everyone will do as requested.
Lieut.-Col. Charles W. Villiers. general manager of the Canadian Collieries, Ltd., left for Victoria Wednesday.
The Steven's Shield tennis tournament, which has been carried on a*,
the Cumberland and Courtenay
courts for the past two weeks, lun
reached tlle semi-final stage, and tt Is
Interesting to note that the four remaining players are brothers—the
four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Graham of this city. The shield, donated by L. II. Stevens for annual
competition In men's singles for the
championship of the district, has never
been won by any non-resident of Cumberland, and this year will be no exception. Mr. A. T. Heyland held II
last- year.
Play In thc various rounds hns resulted as follows:
First Hound
F. Brock was given a bye; C. C. Gra
ham defeated W. H. Cope, 6-2, 4-8,
6-1; P. McLoughlln defeated M. Blunt
6-2, 6-3; P. D. Graham won from R.
Bowie, 6-4. 6-3; H. Stewart defeated
J. Idlens, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; f. It. Graham
defeated Dr. MacNaughton, 6-3, 6-2;
A. It. Stacey won from J. James, 0-6,
6-3, 6-3; M. Graham defeated E.
Bickle 6-4, 6-2. .
Second Kim nil
C. C. Graham won from F. Brock by
default; P. D. Graham defeated P. Mc-
Louglln. 6-3. 6-4; M. Graham won
from A. K. Stacey, 6-3, 6-2; T. R.
Graham defeated H. Stewart, 0-6, 6-4,
6-3.
Dates for playing the semi-finals
have not yet been announced by the
committee, It is expected that a
large crowd wlll witness them. M.
Graham is drawn against his brother
Tom. and C. C. (Bud) Graham meets |
his brother "Chick."
The question of who should pay the
telephone bill at tbe Isolation Hospital next came up for discussion. It
was learned that the matron had paid
lt on former occasions but protested
doing it again. Mayor Parnham
thought the General Hospital should
"foot thc bill" and accordingly Alderman Mumford, the city representative on the Hospital board, was asked to take this matter up at the next
meeting.
Alderman Mumford, of the Electric Light Committee, stated that the
present moonlight nights were saving
the city much In its street lighting
account.
Alderman Jeffrey reported a clean
bill of health for the city. As chairman of the water committee he also
stated that two leaks In the main on
Allan Avenue had been promptly repaired.
The Fire Wardens, under the chairmanship ol Alderman Ledlngham, reported a small fire in Chinatown last
Friday morning. The Are department unsweicd the call and had th.!
Hames out In short order. While he
wus on his feet, Alderman Ledlngham
brought up the question of securing
new wheels for the fire truck. An appropriation for this had been made
In the 1925 estimates and he would
like to see them on the truck as soon
as possible, for tiie old ones were In
bad shape. Accordingly Alderman
Mumford moved that the proper authorities   ho  communicated   with  so
the usual.questioning Watson declur-i
ed that he would not take his hat off
to Eastern football, claiming that the |
West can very well take care of it
self anywhere in Canada. Had Hie
boys been uninjured the cup would
have made Its second trip to Nanaimo
he thought.
men as separate choruses. In addition lo these Mrs. Harvey and Mr,;.
Tribe contributed solos that were
well received.
Probably the most interesting nuni
ber on the program was a solo given
by one of the guests on an ordinary
hand saw strung with string and played as a violin. If such notes could
be produced from the old cross cut
while at work in the woods, there is
no dnubt thnt many lovers of music
wuuld halt and look for the soloist
During the program, many of the
visitors took advantage of the Clenrov
Tea Gnrdens to have ten and view the
splendid scenery of Comox Bay and
It was Hearing midnight when the
crowd began tu wend their way hume.
after having spent a very enjoyable
evening.
Of Importance at Tuesday's meetiug
of the Seliuul Trustees was the question uf securing an additional teacher for the stuff uf the High School, It
being maintained thut two teachers
would not be sufficient to handle properly the enlarged classes that the
new term will bring. Secretary MacKinnon pointed out that twenty-live
new pupils fruni the entrance class
will enter High Schuul and with the
pupils already there the three classes wlll be made up of approximately
sixty-six girls and boys. This number, the meeting thought, was too
large for only two teachers, and if
Justice was to be done to both the
pupils nnd the rate-payers, an addition to the staff would have to be
made.
Trustee John C. Brown Informed
the other members that several pupils would like to take senior matrlc
this coming term, but that Mr. Shenstone, tlie principal, would not take
them unless help In the form of another teacher could be secured for
him in the other classes. Such being the case, lie moved thut applications for the position be called for,
applicants to state their experience
and salary expected. The motion
carried after a rider had been added,
namely that the addition to the staff
wuuld nut be made unless the total
number of pupils In the High School
was over fifty.
To ascertain If the number will be
over fifty nil pupils Intending to attend the Cumberland High School
this coming term are asked to register with the secretary, Mr. MacKinnon, us soun us possible.
We have Just received a wire that
"Charley's Aunt from Brazil." will be
in town next week.
CITY UTILITIES ARE
STEADILY INCREASING
CLERK'S REPORT SHOWS
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
McLELLAN EXPLAINS
ACTION IN REFUSING
WORK TO APPLICANT
1 picture you ought 2 sec broke
all records by playing to capacity
crowds dally during it calendar years
on Broadway. It will now be shown
In this city 4 a run of three days, ou
September thirteenth, fourteenth and
fifteenth. You will agree with the
5 or the 0 million persons who have
enjoyed It that It Is a clneinaslerplero
Commandment number 7 Is given
dramatic emphasis by director Cecil
B. DeMille, which may explain why
London. Parle, Vienna and New York
H It up. 0 popular stars enact this
melodrama which blends the orgies
of ancient Egypt with thc humors and
tragedies of this Jazz-mad age. Jeanle
Macpherson wrote the story. You'll I
enjoy the 10 COMMANDMENTS.
NEW JACK HOLT
PHOTOPLAY HAS
NOVEL FEATURE! "<-<•
No little excitement was aroused
at tlic School Board meeting on Monday evening when Trustee Brown asked the school care-taker, Mr. William
McLellan. tu explain his action In refusing to employ n Cumberland man
whu had applied fur work ut the
school, where several rooms are being renovated. According tu Mr.
Brown, the Jul) required unuther helper bul when the man ln question applied fur the position Mr. .McLellan
refused point-blank to even consider
the upplli-utlnn. This action. Mr.
Brown said, hud aroused sume ills
satisfaction among die ratepayers
whu were stating that the applicant
was refused work because of a personal grudge Mr. McLellan had
against him. Trustee Drown then
asked Mr. McLellan tu Inform the
meeting If such were the true facts
uf the ruse.
Tiie caretaker, on rising, brandod
the above facts us being far from the
truth. The work which had tn he
he said, required a man experienced in laying Moors, kulsoinining
anil graining, wurk with which ho
knew the applicant was nut acquainted und therefore he wnuld have beeu
nf little use, if employed. Had the
man In question applied a little earlier he could  have  heen  given   work
"A Gentleman of Leisure," playing
at the Ilo-llo Theatre next Wednesday
night only, will exert a powerful appeal upon all screen fans who like
high grade pictures. The love clement is strong and the various scenes
nre of that description which holds | scrubbing lhe desks'and washing tho
one In one's seat until thc finul fade floors, etc., but as this work had beeu
out. The story at times Is dramatic completed Mr. McLellan could see uo
while the comedy features will pro- ] reason why he should employ an-
vlde much wholesome enjoyment. The j other man and hud acted accordingly,
picture is one hundred per cent pure I Such wero thc true facts, he said. 1
screen entertulnment. i had not refused lo give the applicant
- ; work because of a personal grudge.
that prices could be ascertained nnd I     Tllc trustees  accepted  Mr.  Mcl.cl-
same be put before thc council at the   lo"'» statements and  let  the mntter
next meeting.     The motion carried,   drop.
COURTENAY.     Aug.     4.—At    tlle
regular  meeting of the city council
here lust   night  with  Mayor Duncan
In   the  chair,   the  aldermen  present
were Messrs Theed Pearse. Fred Field
! Heber Cooke, L. W. McKenzie alld E.
I L, MacDonald.     There was a consld-
! crable amount  of    routine    business
| which wus handled in the usual businesslike way.
Mr. J. Aiilipas wrote to the council offering the sum of $100 for one
of the lots un the north side of the
Courtenay Public School. The offer, however, wus declined, tbe value
having already been assessed at $125
fur the property in question.
Alderman II. Cooke, who has recently covered u lurge amount uf ter-
ritnry by motor, stated tllat no apparent result wus noticeable frnm the
joint advertising scheme for the
north end of Vancouver Island by the
Nanaimo ami Courtenay-Comox Board
uf Trade. These institutions had undertaken the printing and distribution
of a pamphlel advertising this dis-
1 trlct hut Alderman Cooke found these
pamphlets conspicuous fay their absence during his travels.
Mr, Millard attended to make application fur the provision uf accommodation  for the  witter from the mill
pond ut  the Union  liny Road, which
I he Intends draining in  the near fti-
I ture.     It Is understood that Dr. Mil-
i lard Intends to Improve this property,
which  consists  nf six    acres    after
draining.     This location is duubtless
very desirable building pruperty.
j     A very Interesting report and nne
i that   shnws   the   steady   increase   nt
; Courtenay's civic utilities  was sub-
- milted to the council by Mr. Clinton
[ S. Wood, the city treasurer.     A enm-
, prehensive comparative statement of
receipts and expenditures for thc first
six months uf 1923, 1924 and 1925 hud
been prepared at the city hull under
the supervision  of Mr.  M.  B. Tribe,
the auditor.
The outstanding features of this
report showed that lhe Electric light
department had made an Increase of
$258.38 over the corresponding period
of lust year. The water departments
revenue had increased by $62.23 over
(Continued   on  Page Five) PAGE TWO
THE   CUMBERLAND   NLANBER.   CUMBERLANB, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
ARE "Women are a great deal more stingy
WOMEN than men." Such is the dictum of a
STINGY? street car conductor, who considers
himself a close observer of human nature and who gives the public the benefit of his
observations. "You see two women get on to go
down town, each pays only her own fare; or one
says to the other: 'You pay for me going down,
and I'll pay for you coming back.' and they do it.
But see half a dozen men ride down town, and
each wants to pay for the crowd."
While reading the above one could not helo
wondering whether or not that conductor knows
that nineteen twentieths of the husbands carry
the pocketbooks, and that tney can always "pay
for the crowd," and treat them to cigars without
thought of giving an account of how the money
has been spent; for is not the pocketbook exclusively his? Yet the same benevolent soul, who
so generously treats the crowd, often compels his
wife to tisk for and give an account of every dollar she spends. Is it strange that she does not
feel that she can pay her neighbors way? If
every woman whose husband smokes could have
pocket money equal to what he spends in that
way, how happy and independent she would feel.
THE She was dead.      Dead and buried
TALENT in the old green, shady, country
WE BURY graveyard. Dead, and at rest.
She was young to die. Her children were yet small, her life work lay incomplete
behind her. Few shed tears that day. She had
died suddenly of heart disease, had fallen down
one morning early to rise no more on earth. It
is the death that many over-worked farmers'
wives die. When the ripening grain calls the men
to the fields with their reapers and binders that
work for them like living friends, then the woman, toiling, weary, alone, and despairing over the
work one pair of hands can never do, at last fall.**
dead "in harness."
This woman died so. Few cared, or paused
long by the newly-made grave. Life must go on
for the husband and children, and they turned to
face the inevitable. But the friends of her girlhood turned also away. They were not sorry the
end had come. He life had been a failure, as
men and women reckon human lives. It was as
if some burden had been hidden in the earth, as
if some dead hope that lingered here in ghostly
guise had been forever laid to rest.
Her life had lacked sweetness on earth. It
was incomplete, soured, wasted. Even her kindred had seemed ashamed of her, and the love that
should have been hers by right was given to
others who seemed more worthy. Afterward,
one said in speaking of this sad life and saua .r
death and burial, "She did not make the best ot
what she had." And to her hearers the words
came with all the force of a solemn sermon.
Dear women, do you know that this is all the
world expects of you, that you shall make the best
of what you have? You cannot change your
fate. If fortune has not filled your hands, hold
only the trifling favors she has seen fit to bestow,
and make the best of them. ,
Men are censured for their failures, their
proverty. Women have but to make the best ot
that which comes to them. You are free from
the criticism bestowed upon your brothers for
their business failures, you are not censured for
the debts vour husband has contracted. It is
i yours to make the best of what you have. Let
your possessions be great or small, only order
your kingdom well, and you shall be "praised in
the gates of the city." _
Take the thought for its warning, and take
it for its comfort. See that you make the best
of what you have, of your husband as he is, ot
your children as they come to you, of your home
as God provides it for you. And be glad that
you are not expected to live as those who have
more, that if you do not add to that you have, the
world has not required it of you.
Your kingdom may be small, but when you
'come to leave it, may no one say: "She did not
make the best of what she had,"—the saddest
1 epitaph, perhaps, one ever saw or heard, for it was
the key to a great failure.
Big things are only little things put together.
Remember a Winner never Quits and. a Quit-
; ter never Wins.
1*2
Be ashamed to live and afraid to die until you
have done something to make the world better.
Personality is a big factor in business success—but personality is not made by tailors and
barbers.
nn
The Bread Basket of the Country
lla-par—Mlnal
kankswin.
Left- Sharp on I  milcd  farm   in   Alberta.
Centre—Tha Canadian Pacific Supply
Farm,   at   Strathmerr.   Alta.
Bottom—Theae helom to a wheal farmer
who haa aeen thc wiadom of keeping al
leaal enough alack lo aupply the needa ot
hla  houaehold.
That the history of the agricultural
1 adversities in the north-western
regions of the United States is full
of significance for the farmers of
western Canada is .shown in an
article by Marquis James in a recent edition of thc "New York
Times." In 1917, 11)18 and 1019,
writes Mr. Juines, there wcre in thc
Dukotus, Montana and Minnesota,
three complete crop failures in succession which hud deplorable economic effects and produced something like a panic in the three states
primarily concerned. But, continues
the writer, this misfortune had one
desirable result in that it. pointed out
to the farmers themselves and to the
country nt large the value of mixed
farming, as compared tn the one
crop methods which hnd obtained up
to that time. Tho depres^i".. demonstrated the necessity for u chunge in
farming methods nnd in adopting a
policy of more extensive and intensive general or diversified farming,
Mr. James believes thnt the Northwestern States solved their problems.
For a time, says Mr. James, prior
to the large successive failures, the
wheat growers enjoyed a period of
uninterrupted prosperity. They were
wheat-growers, but not all of tnem
were farmers. In un official suirey
by callings of thc inhabitants of
the bench country, one finds
one township, cobblers, bookkeepers,
actresses, a school-teacher, Y.M.C.A,
secretaries, dentists, motormen nnd
••da-water dispensers—not pursuing
their regular vocations, hut fnrm-
Ing, or, perhaps, it is better to say,
growing wheat. They were making
money, too, becnuse from 1912 to
19,16 there was a phenomenal rain
fall in that western section and the
wheat yields were astonishing.
People thought this would last for
ever. They even though the rainfall would last. The story one hears
in so many new countries waa repeated and believed that the "breaking" and cultivation of the native
sod works a permanent increase in
th? precipitation. Government weather records fail to support this contention. But this and many other
things were lost sight of in the heyday of the boom in the United States'
Middle West. Lnnd values soared.
Everybody had money. Credit was
too free.   Over expansion followed.
Then descended the three crop
failures in a row—1917, 1918 and
1919. Thc previously ample rainfall dropped off and the 100-day
farming methods wcre not equal to
the occasion. The country was in
a desperate fix. Banks had tn lend
more money after each failure to en-
alile the farmer to put in another
crop in the hope that the proceedings would cover earlier, as well as
current loans. The crop of 1920 also
failed. Thousands of settlers left
and one bank in every three in Mon-
| tar.a failed.      . .
The same situation existed In
modified form over the Dakotas and
Minnesota, but the older localities
had reserves to fall back on.
It is easy to be wise after tbe
event and the moral to the above
is that thet'j has been a turnover
not only in farming methods but in
farmers. The 100-day wheat farmer
—the dentists and soda clerks—have
largely given place to agriculturists
of the 365-day n year variety. Wheat
is still the main money crop, but it
s grown scientifically. Land is summer-fallowed and worked before and
after planting. Wheat acreages are
everywhere diminishing and cropi
are rotated and diversified. Rye,
millet, alfalfa and flax have been introduced; dairy and beef herds established; Poultry, bees and vegetable
gardens cultivated. Thus, when
wheat fails, as it sometimes must,
there is something else to fall hack
upon. This lesson h"s not been lost
in Cnnoda. Farmers of the Canadian West whn are succeediitg are
in most cases doing so because they
have learned the sound economic
value of diversified furming as
compared lo the one-crop method.
ILO-ILO THEATRE
THURS., FRL, SAT.
August 13th, 14th and 15th
The World's Funniest Motion Picture
Syd Chaplin
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF!
The management of the Ilo-
llo Theatre takes this means of
warning the people of Cumberland that unless they are hysterics-proof, unless they can
stand the strain of laughing
continuously for an hour and a
half, and unless they are sure
there is no danger of swallowing
their false teeth, they should
under no circumstances see
"Charley's Aunt."
TWO SHOWS EVERY NIGHT
7:00 and 9:00
Children 2E>0 Adults 50-r-
MATINEE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
AT 2:30 P.M.
Children 2?tc Adults 50<>
"Funny enough to make the old
cat laugh."
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Quality Products
When purchasing at your favorite store you obtain
this by asking for
Comox Butter
Eggs.
Potatoes
Jersey Ice Cream
t<
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fi
Each Egg handled by us is examined by a
trained grader
WE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE QUALITY
Comox Creamery Association FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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PAGE THREE■
PREVENT FOREST FIRES-IT PAYS
BR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
OIBce Cor. or Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBBELAND, B;C.
THK  KITCHKN  VBUIHIE
"I don't mind washing the dishes
for you," walled Deacon Carson to his
better half the other day. "I don't object to sweeping, dialing and mopping thc floor; but I do object to running baby ribbon through my night
shirt to fool the baby."
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials,
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS, BOOKS,
SHINGLES.
KILN DRIED FLOORINGS,
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consisting of 8-foot web covered hose, 30-inch extension tubing, 7-inch aluminum nozzle with detachable
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$10.00 $10.00
FOR SALE BY
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CUMBERLAND, B.C.
WOULD YOU CARE
TO BE THE LAST
MAN ON EARTH?
A Fantastic Novelty With 1,000
Beautiful Girls Assembled
From All Over the World
There once lived a little boy named i
Elmer b.nitli, who lived in such constant feni* of a harsh, domineering
mother tliat he finally grew to have a
deep-rooted fear of all women. He
even feared Hattie Brown, the little
girl who lived next door and with
whom he used to play. But as the
years went on, and the children grew
older, Elmer began to cherish for Hat-
tie a secret love which he dared not
expresB.
One night he found courage to ask
her to go with him, in his new radio
airplane, to a dance at a town five
hundred miles away. This all happened In the year 1940 when radio
planes and radio phones were as com
SYNOPSIS OF
UNDACTAHENDMENT8
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, aurveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years ot age,
and by aliens on declaring Intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
given lu Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which ls not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 5,000 board
teet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Range. '
Applications for pre-emptions are
to he addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, in which the land applied for
ls situated, and are mads An printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received lor purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land ls |5
per acre, and seeond-class (grating)
land 12.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment cf
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled
and land bas been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 840 acres
may be leased hy one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Graiing Act the Province Is divided Into graiing dlatricts
antl the range administered under a
Graiing     Commissioner. Annual
graiing permits are Issued based in
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
mon as silver dnslts In 11124. Hattls
accepted ih.. invitation, but late that
evening, when she sat with Elmer in
the ctiiist'i-vatory nnd he asked hor to
be his wife, she laughed merrily and
said:
"Why Elmer, how ridiculous! 1
wouldn't marry you If you wore the
last man nn earth!"
Even as he stumbled from the room
Elmer knew there would never be another worann for blm and that life
would be a blank forever after. Angrily, he denounced nil women ami all
the civilized living. Jumping into his
plane, he turned Its nose westward,
bound for anywhere it might take him.
A few hours later, in a heavy storm,
the plane wns struck by lightning and
Elmer crashed to earth in the midst
of a redwood forest. Half unconscious, lie sought shelter in n cuvc and
when the storm was over, he deter-
mined to stay on there with the cave
as Ills home. He wuuld be a hermit
and live on whatever food he could
gather—or die. lt didn't much matter.     So the days went on.
But, in the meantime, the civilized
world was thrown Into a mighty furore by the appearance of a strange disease called masculltis which proved
fatal to any man It attacked, but to
which women were immune. Swiftly
but surely, it swept through the country, leaving devastation In its wake.
Ten years passed and the world was
completely denuded of men. Frantically the women strove to check tlic
plague, but not until It was too late,
did they discover a serum which
would establish an Immunity. Simultaneously with the discovery, by Dr.
Prodwell the most eminent physician
of the time, came the return of Edna
Furlong, the noted explorer, from a
three year expedition she had mail
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles* hair cut, any style uilc
Children's hair cut any style 35c
in search of a single man who might,
in some remote section of the earth,
have escaped the disease. She reported complete failure.
Hut, while the scientists and state-
women of the nation shook their
heads sadly and settled down to await
the final extinction of the race, Greenwich Gertie the leader of a notorious
Ten 1 louse gang in tlie underworld,
gathered hei' cohorts about her and
reported tliat she had done what Edna
Furlong couldn't do. She had found
a live man! She went on to relate
how she had flown her plane into a
wilderness that she might escape a
jail sentence which was hanging over
her. There she had discovered a hermit living alone in a cave, unkempt
and half starved, but nevertheless a
man. She proposed that Frisco Kata
and Red Sal go witli her to capture
the man whom they would then sell
to tlie world's highest bidder.
The plan worked perfectly. Poor
burner, more fearful than ever of women, after ten years of exile, was an
easy victim. He soon found himself back in the world he had left,
standing on an auction block surrounded by hordes of excited women
who came swarming from all directions. Even, when lie was purchased
by Dr. Prodwell for ten million dollars and led away, he could not grasp
the tact that he was really'the last
man on earth.
There followed u weary and terrifying series of liatlis, meals and vaccinations as well as a system of train
ing more strenuous than was ever experienced hy any champion pugilist.
Always, wherever he went, he was
pursued by the throngs of women.
They followed liim ill tlle street, they
stormed the dour of Ihe Prodwell
home. He heard rumors that a mighty
hattie was being waged in Congress
as to the Until disposition of himself
and was completely miserable.
There came a day when a great
boxing match was scheduled between
the two woman champions of tli'.'
world. The winner was tn claim
him as a prize. In a daze he allowed
himself tu be rushed to the stadium
where the light was to lie held, and.
silting on a raised platform, he watch
ed It, round by round, without a gleam
of interest.
Suddenly, down in the sen of faces
beneath blm, he saw one face he had
never hoped to see again. Hattie
Brown had not dared speak to her
once-rejected lover, but she could not
keep away from the place where his
fate was being decided. Her eyes
wei-e^ fixed, not on the contestants
battling in tlie ring, bul upon him—
hungrily and with a new humility.
Elmer, aroused at last from his
lethargy bounded over the ropes, scattered the astonished crowds and read
ed her side. In his arms, she whispered she had really loved lllm all the
time, and Elmer proclaimed loudly
to the protesting multitude that he
would have no other woman for a
wife.
So Hattie and Elmer were married,
and lived happily. A year later, news
of the birth of twin'boys—Homulus
and Itemis—was broadcasted for and
wide, and the waiting world knew
that it was saved.
Line up on Monday and Tuesdoy
next at the llo-Ilo Theatre and see
the last man on earth! Or. at any
rate, see the picture,- and then go
home and thank tlie Powers that Be
that there are still men enough to go
around—or almost around.
PROVINCE SHOWS
RECORD SALMON
PACK FOR YEAR
VICTORIA.—A new record in the
salmon pack of British Columbia is
set by the figures for 11124. contained
in the annual report nf the Commas
sioner of Fisheries just issued. The
pack lust season totalled 1,745,313
cases, 400,000 cases larger than any
pack in the last five years and exceeding tlie previous record of 1918
hy 1211.156 cases. This Increase is
due almost entirely to the pack of
pinks and chums, constituting 177c
of tlie whole. There was a slight increase in the pack ot* sockeyes.
Tlie value of the fishery production
of the Province for 1U23 amounted to
$20,795,914 nut of the Dominion's
total of (42,505,546 or almost forty-
nine tier cent. Tlie output was two
and one half times as much aa that
of Nova Scotia, the second ill rank.
The value of the halibut fisheries in
1923 was 82,353,652 more than in 1922,
anil as the catch of 1924 was 2,979,200
pounds larger than that of 1923 the
figures of value, when prepared, will
show a great increase. The pack o(
dry-suited herring in 1924 also ex-
ceeded that of the previous year by
over ten thousand tons.
Coming to the Ilo-llo
Aug. 13, 14 and 15
S. DAVIS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
32
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a Vs-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
APPROVED
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS CO.
Limited.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
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Apple .Pineapple, Raisin and Apricot
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8V0 CHAPUN in 'CHARLtyS AUNT*-*
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''OVKItV'IKVT LIQUOR ACT
Notice nl'  Ippllc'illiui for Beer
License
NOTICH is HEREBY GIVEN that
On the lnth day of August next the
undersigned hiii-nds to apply to the
Liquor Control Hoard for a license in
respect of premises being part of the
building known as "The Half-way
House," Parcel "A" situate on subdivision of pari of Lot 221, Map No. 2547,
1.31 acres, Comox District In the County of Nanaimo ami Province of Uritish
Columbia said premises being situate
on the Islam! Highway between Merville and Campbell Itlver. for the sale
of beer by the glass or by the open
bottle for ooneumptlOD on the premises.
Dated this lath dav of July; A.D.
1936.
JAMES Kl.I  TAYLOR.
28-31 Applicant. PAGE FOUR
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1926.
CUTTING DOWN
INDUSTRIES WITH
FLAME-THROWERS
FROM THE RAG BAG
By Dr. Clifton D. Howe. Dean, Faculty
Of Forestry,  University of
Toronto.
A pulp and paper company, producing 150.000 tons of paper annually.
distributed between five and six mil-
Hon dollar;-, each year In the community In which it may be located. At
least a half dozen such companies
arc forming new centres of Industry
in the more remote districts of Can-
ada, Farming communities are grow |
ing up around them, stores and shops
are being established, railway tralllc
of all kinds is being stimulated. The
people In such communities are pros-
perous, happy and contented. The
pulp and paper companies are accomplishing more than any other
agent, not even excepting mining com
panics, in building up and stabilizing
business In the pioneering communities across the Dominion. Their
failure would bring very great economic distress. Yet they will not go
on; they cannot go on with their pres
ent volume of business unless their;
pulpwood is more effectively protect-
ed from destruction by forest fires
than has been the case in the past.
A pulp and paper company, producing 150,000 tons of newsprint In
a year, makes in each working day
enough paper in a strip a foot wide
nearly to span the world. Sucli a
company uses around (150 cords of
pulpwood every day. more than 2o0.-
000 cords in a year. 1 know of a
company like this that has been in
existence ahout a dozen years and.
In that time, they have lost as much
wood through forest fires as they have
transformed into paper. Wealth-producing and wealth-destroying forces
have run an equal race in that community. Do you realize what that
means? It means that the life of an
industry, distributing between live
and six million dollars in a community each year, can be only half as
long as It might have been had the
destructive forest fires been kept in
check. And this case is no exception.
Is such a policy business-like; is It
patriotic; does it represent real Canadianism?
Your reaction, my reader, to this
statement is doubtless the usual one.
You curse tlie government, especially
if it is represented by a party holding political views different from
those of your own.     But only your-
Nevor trust a man whose dog
crawls under the house when lt sees
lllm enter the front gate.
If her heart is In the right place
it matters not whether a woman is
younger or older than she looks.
One of the most difficult things in
life ls for a really innocent man to
look the part convincingly.
A hostess who Is a thoroughbred
never apologizes for the looks of her
house or for anything she has on her
table.
Some women are wearing watches
on their garters now, which presumably Is a development of clocks In
the stockings. Pardon us. miss, but
can vou tell us the time?     What ho!
When a woman goes visiting she
invariably secures a copy of her hostess' cake recipe—but she never uses
it.
A woman always jollies a man
along Just before she makes a big fool
of liim. It Is her artillery preparation.
if some people took more trouble
to conceal what they think they
would be more popular.
THE KIM) HE LIKED
A certain painter Is confined in an
asylum. To persons who visit him
he says:
"Look at this; It Is my latest masterpiece."
They look und see nothing but an
expanse of bare canvas.     They aak:
"What does that represent?"
"That? Why, that represents the
passage of the Israelites through the
Red Sea."
"Beg pardon, hilt where Is the
sea?*'
"It has been driven back."
"And where arc tlle Israelites?"
"They have crossed over."
"And tho Egyptians?"
"Will be here directly. That's the
sort of painting I like—simple aud
unpretentious."
FOU TIIE HONOR OF THE FAMILY
Little Jackie took the church collection very seriously, and every Sunday morning he saw that his penny
was ready.
One day just as the usher began to
take the collection, Jackie noticed that
a guest in the family pew was not
duly provided. Sliding along the
seat he whispered: "Where's your
penny?"
"I didn't bring one," replied tho
woman.
Time was short, and the matter was
urgent, but Jackie came to a decision
with great promptitude. Thrusting
his penny into the woman's hand, he
whispered: "Here, take mine. It
pay for you. and I'll get under the
seat."
And sometimes after marrying a
man she thought was a good catch a
woman would like to take him off the
hook and throw him back.
There would be a lot less trouble
in the world if people would be permitted to lie happy In their own way.
HOW TIIE MacMILLAN EXPEDITION FLYERS WILL BE TOGGED   OUT  WHEN   EXPLORING   TIIE
ARTIC  WASTES.
Photo shows all dressed up in their Artie Flying togs, Lieut. M. A. Shur of San Diego, California, and
Chief Boatswain E. E. Re'ner. in their flying suits, which they will use while flying over the Arctic wastes
They are accompanying the MacMillan Navy Arctic Expedition which left Wiscasset, Maine, en route for
the Polar Regions.
GOVERNMENT LHJIOU ACT
Notice   of   Application   For   liter
License
self Is to blame.     You are the ono
recreant to a "public duty and public |
trust."     The government represents
you and you own the pulpwood for-,
ests of the country.     Keep Canada's
forests green. j
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FOR SATISFACTION
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Also the SMP Enameled
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Price $6:50
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very handy; alao unique value. Fit iriltgty
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MATT BROWN' GROCERY
CUMBERLAND, ll.C.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
on the 24th day ot August 192a tlle
undersigned intends to apply to the
Liquor Control Hoard for a license In
respect of the premises being part of
the building known as "Mullen's
Place' situate upon the lands described as lot 13 in block "J" of Section 6-A map 1478. situate near Royston Beach In Nelson District In tin*
County of Nanaimo and Province of
British Columbia. Victoria Land Reiy-
Istratlon District, for the sale ot beer
by the glass or by the open bottle for
consumption on tlie premises.
Dated this Hist day of July. A.H..
There was a man in our town,
And he was a speedy guy.
lie turned the corners on two wheel:!.
Crossed crossings on the fly,
But yesterday, the Extras say,
This wise man saw the light.
His flivver stalled on the railroad track
Toot, toot! Ding, dong, Good Night.
Youy Shoos Neat
32-35.
PATRICK  MULLEN.
Applicant
BE
to
Jasper National Park
And Return—$35.85 From Vancouver
Edmonton and Calgary
And Return—$45.00
(War Tax Additional)
$13.00 Extra for Routing via Prince Rupert to Cover
Meals and Berth on Steamer
Also to
Eastern! Canada
CENTRAL AND ^ASTERN STATES
Particulars on Application
Edward W. Bickle, Cumberland, B.C.
P. P. HARRISON
BARRISTER   nnd   SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
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CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Comfort  and  Homelike  itrrlet.
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For reservations Phene II.
R, TATM, Manager
/ Will Call
at your house In time to take you to
the train or boat.
Car  For Hire
DAY OR NIGHT
At Reasonable Prices
Special Rates for Long Trips
PHONE 25 OR 22-ASK FOR
Geo.  Mason
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CAR FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT
24 TELEPHONE—1110
Cumberland Hotel
2'n1
WHITE
Sho e Dress in <?,
CAKE  OR LIQUID
Use Baby's Own
Soap. It's "Best
for Baby —Best
for You".
When you are lu deed ot a
Plumbing A V.wtlnu Engineer, gee
R. RUSHTON
Phone 124
Courtenay
Phone 1(7
Cumberland
Your   needs   will   receive   Immediate
attention.
Car leaves Cumberland Hotel at
8 o'clock every Sunday morning
and meets boat at Union Bay.
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
■ •~w-w.
M 0
There's nothing puzzling
about the quality of thn
foodstuffs here — or the
prices. They help solve
the problem of high living
cost.
FRELONE'S
Grocery Store
Cor. ">lh and Dunsmuir.
ROBERT VV.
BULLER'S
TRAINED ANIMAL
CIRCUS
-ONLY
Will Exhibit At
L ROYSTON -TnEvA
TWO PERFORMANCES-AFTERNOON AND N10HT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th
Educated Ponies, Bears, Monkeys, Goats, Pigs, Dogs
Clowns Fun Galore Clowns
"A Glorious Galaxy of Glittering Attractions"
NIGHT
Doors Open at 7:00
AFTERNOON
Doors Open at 1:00
Show Starts at 2:00 Show Starts at 8:00
POPULAR PRICES
Courtenay Commercial School
Individual Tuition in
SHORTHAND — TYPEWRITING — BOOK KEEPING
BUSINESS METHODS
New Location Opposite Corfield's Garage.
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Widening The Field
Doubtless at the present time you use the telephone for the purpose of having social conversations
with friends in your community. With the same ease
you can add to your telephone calling list those friends
who reside many miles away, for the long-distance
telephone is well suited to friendly talk-trips.
I ;
ROACHES
mMktet.n1.itift. ]
Sprlnkltundir ruga and ia clothe* closet■ to
KILL MOTHS
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'!» FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
.1*
PAGE FIVE
ADDITIONAL
GAME WARDEN FOR
COMOX DISTRICT
(By Special Correspondent)
COURTENAY, Aug. 6.—Through the
efforts of the Comox District Rod and
Gun Club there has been appointed In
the district an additional game warden ln the person of Mr. Adam Monks,
to asBist constable Stewart in his
duties. Word has just been received
by the Comox Rod and Gun Club from
J. H. McMullln. Superintendent of
Prov.   Police,  that   Mr.   Monks   will
BUILDING
MATERIAL  OF  ANY  DESCRIPTION
Call and See Our Stocks Get Our Figures
EDWARDS LUMBER COMPANY LTD.
Mill Street, Courtenay
Phone 17 PO. Box 62
be sworn ln Immediately and take up
his duties at once. Mr. Monks is |
well known ln the district and resides
In Happy Valley and at present iii
employed at the Comox Logging Co's
Boom Camp.
TYEES RUNNING AT
CAMPBELL RIVER
Dry Cleaning
Did you ever stop to figure that when you send a
suit or dress to the cleaners, you pay for the cleaning,
not barely removing the spots or patches of dirt ?
This practice might improve the appearance of
your suit, but does not get to the real injurious particles of dirt and grease imbedded in the material.'
In our method your clothes are washed in pure,
clear gas until every spot of grease and dirt is removed, then they are turned over to experienced hands,
shaped and pressed on one of the latest steam garment
pressers.
Try Us Once, We Guarantee Satisfaction
The White Laundry & Dry
Cleaning Company, Ltd.
TELEPHONE 157 COURTENAY
Our delivery calls in Cumberland Mondays and Fridays
or leave parcels at Spooner's Barber Shop.
Buy McBryde's Bread
 Purest and Best
And Patronize our ICE CREAM PARLOR—
The Coolest Spot There is in Town.
OUR SODA FOUNTAIN
must please.     If for any reason you are not pleased
with a drink at our fountain do us the favor to ask
the dispenser to serve you with a second drink.     It
will be done without cost.
McBRYDE'S  BAKERY
AND ICE CREAM PARLOR
COURTENAY, B.C.
Ol'R MOTTO ISt	
Fair to our Patrons; Fair to our Employees; Fair to
ourselves.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Commencing Wednesday, August 12th, the company freight  boat   will  leave  Vancouver  each
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
DELIVERING COURTENAY FRIDAYS
Way Points—Baynes Sound, Thursdays
VANCOUVER-COURTENAY TRANSPORTATION
Phone 144 COMPANY Phone 144
Chas. Simms, Agent
ELKS'
KIDDIES' DAY
Wednesday, August 19th
AT COURTENAY
ELK'S BAN» FROM VANCOUVER WILL LEAK PARADE AMI
(JIVE CONCERT ON GROUNDS
Send Your Kiddies to Courtenay.     Have them at the
School Ground at 1:00 O'clock
Brother Bills Will Do The Rest
COURTENAY, Aug. 1.—Tyees arc-
now commencing to run at Campbell
River. Mr. Herbert Pidcock landed
two yesterday, a fifty-five and fifty
pounder. Mr. Ed. Forrest got one
the day before that weighed fifty-three
pounds. Mr. Pldcock, who was fishing from a boat alone, says that seven
hundred feet of line goes from tho
reel like a flash—almost before you
can work—when one of the grand
fish strike and will actually tow thc
row boat at nearly eight miles an
hour. Fastening the line round his
leg, he rowed against the fish until
he hud him exhausted and then safely landed him.
Campbell River Tyees have a reputation (or being the real article and
their fame as fighters ls well known
to many. Last year, when Sir John
Asser, Governor-General of Bermuda,
was spending a holiday at this lovely
spot and participating in the best of
sport—sometimes for eleven and
twelve hours a day. he said: "It's the
best sport I've ever struck, tbe fish
nre here and Its up to us tn eaten
them.'' He was of the opinion that
there was good fishing all the year
Dodge Bros.
Motor Cars
and
Studebaker
Motor Cars
have a policy
of no yearly models but constantly improved.     This
is a great feature to the buying public as it means an
up-to-date car for years to come.
AGENTS
Pidcock & McKenzie
Phone 25 Phone 25
Accessories COURTENAY     Machine Shop
Auction Sale
For the Reverend W. Leversedge at Cumberland
WEDNESDAY, 26th AUGUST
Further Particulars Later
E. Felix Thomas
Insurance AUCTIONEER       Notary Public
Telephones:   Courtenay 151 and 24L
HOW MUCH
does a run around the cool country in the hot summertime mean to you—and how much to your family?
USED FORD TOURING $142 cash $23 per month
USED FORD LIGHT DELIVERIES up to -$475
USED FORD TON TRUCK $275
EASY TERMS ON ALL
Corfield Motors, Limited
FORD DEALER
Phone 46
Courtenay, B.C.
round at Campbell River but the fact | CITY UTILITIES ARE
und the place needed advertising.      I      orn— . nIt
Amongst the visitors    at    present       STEADILY INCREASING
here are: Mr. J. A. Sayward and Miss |        CLERK'S REPORT SHOWS
Jl. L. Sayward of Victoria; Miss Rus- j (Continued From Page One)
sel Ferguson from Scotlnnd. For the   -
next month Campbell River will doubt I the same l>er|o'L The expenditure
less show Its hospitality to many vis- j B§"res show that all departments are
itors. There is excellent accommn- keeping well within their estimates,
datlon, plenty of boats, that can be u '" worthy of note that the interest
had with or without a man to row. I"*i<1 "" loans is <">'>' $356.26 as com-
perfect scenery, and one of the grand- Dared wilh $r'l ~-"9 In 1924 and $657.90
est water falls for many, many miles, j tor l928'     Jlr- Wood pointed out that
I the linances of the city are in a very
I healthy condition,
Comparative Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the first six
months of 1923, 1924 and 1925.
*• 1925   Est. 1923          1924 1925
Interest and Penalties   1300.00 153.97       101.85 73.40
Trade Licenses   1700.00 607.50       960.00 880.00
Dog  Licenses    125.00 * 86.00        85.00 31.10
Pound Fees  ,  100.00 124.75        52.52 66.49
Garbage Collection   20.00 9.00 22.60
Liquor  Profit    1100.00 789.94
Motor Licenses   625.00
Pari  Mutuel  Tax    500.00
Sundry     300.00 4.00 3.00
Electric Receipts   23000.00 10614.54   11838.22 12096.63
Water Receipts    8200.00 3087.85     3617.40 3679.63
ileal Property Tax  11315.00 5260.52     8609.13 7543.32
Schools    11807.59 8889.29     7228.55 8669.52
TOTAL 48088.00    19S65.13    26123.14     24448.07
3030.00 1954.23 1586.77 1657.16
Administration    600.00 505.00 170.57 96.00
Grants and Relief   2160.00 1440.00 975.00 1080.00
Police Salaries   300.00 370.00 668.41 186.15
Police  Expense    7905.00 3770.85 4717.84 2474.27
Public Works   150.00 75.00        75.00 104.60
Health      1J67.O0 679.93 822.50 616.02
Fire Department   600.00 657.90 517.09 366.27
Hank Interest   150.00 43.67
Sundry     1000.00 1198.25 290.23 611.27
Electric Plant   13794.(10 4172.04 5038.41 5416.24
Electric Operation   500.00 927.54 386.23 137.65
Water Plant  9827.00 480.45 732.44 636.15
Water Operation  :  133.07
Auto Park   1926  Est. 1923 1924 1925
Gaiety Theatre
COURTENAY, B.C.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
10 AUGUST—11
William de Mille Production
"Only 38"
AND FAST EXPRESS
with
MAY McAVOY and LOIS WILSON
A Paramount Picture
Does a Mother lose her children's respect if the seeks
youthful pleasures at thirty-eight?     See how one
mother felt about it in "Only 38."
This is a mother story with a brand new lust
CHILDREN 15? ADULTS 35?
WEDNESDAY ONLY
William Fox Production
"Curley Tops"
REGULAR PICTURE SHOW
ADDITIONAL ATTRACTION
Prof. Utells New and Novel Entertainment.
Two Monkey Burglars and Jail Breakers. 40 Educated
Birds and Animals antl the Baby Dog Acrobat
USUAL PRICES
CHILDREN 15? ADULTS 35?
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
AUGUST 18—14—15
GLORIA SWANSON
in
Madame Sans Gene
Famous French Comedy Classic
Screened in France against a background of Royal
Palaces and Rare Art Treasures.     Gloria Swanson's
Greaest   Triumph—More   Beautiful,   More   Popular,
More Glorious Than Ever.
Motion Picture At Its Best
30 years an International Stage Success
CHILDREN 25? ADULTS 50?
SATURDAY MATINEE AT 2:30
CHILDREN 15? ADULTS 35c
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 AND 8
Pictures and Vaudeville
SMOULDERING FIRES
and
KARNO & CO. (IN PERSON) PAGE SIX
THE  CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925.
1 Personal Mention
Miss Campbell, matron of the Ab-
botsford Hospital, who has been the
guest of Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton, has
left for her home.
Miss Jean MacNaughton has as her
guests the Misses Shirley and Marvel
I Bate, of Vancouver.
Master Jack Marpole spent a few
days at Gartley's Beach, the guest of
| Willie MacNaughton.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Mitchell, of Vau-
' couver, are spending a short vacation
I with Mrs. T. Mitchell, Fourth Street.
Miss Besse Bailey, of Vancouver, ar.
I rived In the city Thursday evening
I to holiday with Mr. and Mrs. A. Loek-
' hart. Allan Avenue.
Accompanied by her three daugh-
| ters, Mrs. J. Hanna. of Vancouver is
| visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
| John R. Gray of the New TownBite
Miss Laura Robertson left Wednes-
| day morning for Vancouver.
Mrs. M. M. Lang, accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. Brown, of Seattle
arrived in Cumberland Wednesday
evening.
Mr. Jack llalrd and Mr. Montgomery, of Vancouver, are spending theh
vacation in the city and district.   Accompanied by Mr. William Merrilielil
they lett Thursday on a fishing trip
to Campbell Lakes.
Master   William    Montgomery,   of
I Vancouver,   Is   visiting   at   Royston
| the guest of Wm. Merrifield Jr.
Mrs. D. Hunden; with her daughter:
Ellen and Pearl, and Mr. George Hunden, are making n two weeks' motni
tour of the State of Washington.
Mr.  and  Mrs.  D.  Bannerman,  and
two sons. Lelaud and John, motored
to Victoria Sunday last and returned
I home Wednesday.
Mrs. P. Shearer returned on Monday to her home in Cadomin. Alta.
She was accompanied by Mrs. G.
Johnson, who will holiday there for
a short time.
Ilo-llo Theatre
SDDIX    Fri. &
Sat.
FRANCES
HOWARD
wiShochvuhch
7—AUGUST—8
A "Fighting Dude"
as the star of the Liberty Magazine story
THE SHOCK PUNCH'
Punchful   story   of   a
young   man   who   ha'!
lightning in his fists,
7:00   Two Shows   9:00
Children 25?
Adults 50?
MATINEE SATURDAY
2:30 P.M. 2:30
Children 15?
Adults 35?
MONDAY AND TU.ESDAY
10 AUGUST 11
A Fantastic Novelty With One Thousand Beautiful Girls Assembled From All Parts Of
The World
SPECIAL ADDITIONAL ATTRACTION      PROF. UTELLS
NEW AND NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT
40—Educated Birds and Animals—40
Including two Monkey Burglars and Jail Breakers.     The Baby Dog Acrobat and the
Clown Dog.
USUAL PRICES No Advance For This Monster Performance
8 P.M.—ONE SHOW ONLY—8:00 P.M.
[g|    CHILDREN 15? v AUDLTS 35?
jachHoli
A Gentleman of
Leisure'
Mrs. C. DeCouer und lier sister,
Miaa Agnes Potter, returned to Cumberland Tuesday after nearly a month,
spent in visiting friends and relatives
in north-western states.
The Misses Edith and Etta Hood returned Tuesday from a vacation spent
in Vancouver and Victoria.
Bob. Patterson, who has been employed in Alberta mines for some
time, returned to Cumberland thi;-'
week.
Mrs. D. R. McDonald returned to
Cumberland Wednesday evening after
having spent two weeks at Gartley's
beach, the guest of Rev. and Mrs. J.
Hood.
Mrs. P. Wilcock was a visitor to
Courtenay on Thursday.
VICTORIA.—A report presented to
the Milliliter of Labor by the general
superintendent of the Government
Employment Service slates that unemployment was uot as prevalent
during the early part of 1924 as in
corresponding periods of previous
years. While later on many conditions led to the congregating of large
numbers of unemployed men in the
coast cities and some distress, conditions were not such as to necessitate
any extensive relief measures.
The arrangements for sending men
to the harvest fields of the prairies
and to the fruit-growing districts of
this Province are described as having
proved very satisfactory. With reference to the handling of fruit crops
the superintendent states that tho
problem of labor is a serious one.
The low prices obtained by growers
haa compelled a low rate for fruit-
pickers. Where the work is dose to
the homes of the pickers and thoy
can live there the problem is nut on
great hut where pickers have to camp
or board they expect a much greats.1
return for their labor than the industry is able to pay.
■1
m
REGESAN
Fruit Saline
KING OF HEALTH
This pleasant and refreshing saline is a simple and
Safe preparation containing the natural medical
principles of the
GRAPE AND LEMON
controlled by alkaline antacids and other valuable ingredients.     It not only alleviates thirst but has a
sustaining and invigorating influence.
$1.00
PER BOTTLE
PER BOTTLE
This effcrescent preparation makes a bright and sparkling drink for the hot summer days.
Lang's Drug Store
-THE REXALL KODAK STORE-
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S'
NOTICE
THE
Annual Meeting
of the Canadan Collieries (D), Limited Employees
MEDICAL AND ACCIDENT FUND
will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Association on
Saturday, August 8 at 7.30 p.m.
By Order Medical Board
s^;
BILL SUTLIFF
Courtenay, B.C.
'''Oil SALE OR KENT—Six roomed,
H4 storey house, plastered wall,
large pantry, bathroom with washbowl and bath. Two open-fireplaces, large sleeping verandah '(2
sides), modern electric fittings, new
up-to-date   plumbing,   septic   tank
.and flush toilet. Cement-floored
wash house (hot and cold water),
large, well-built wood aud coal
shed, fruit trees and grape vine
(bearing), large chicken  run  witli
* three garages attached (2 rented),
and large loft. Apply P.O. Box
105. Cumberland, B.C.    ' li!.
FOB QUICK SALE-Two very large
lots in Boyston fronting on tho seaport and also Island Highway.
Applv Fraser Biscoe. Courtenay.
B.C. 32-33.
FOB SALE—5 roomed house, with
pantry nnd good bath room. Full
sized basement with furnace nnd
laundry. Will sacrifice for quick
sale. Also 1923 model Mcl.nughllu
Car for $800.00. Apply James T.
Brown, corner Third and Windermere. Cumberland. 32.
fl
Sultana & Cherry Cake
BUTTER HORNS CREAM BUNS
BANANA SHORT CAKE
NEAPOLITAN AND FANCY PASTRY
Marocchi  Bros.
PHONE 11
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
EEsb
WATER NOTICE
Use And Storage
TAKE NOTICE Ihat The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada Ltd.. whose address is Trail, B.C..
will apply for a licence to take anil
use 8000 cu. ft. per min.. and to store
34500 acre feet In Victoria Lake or
•water out of Amazon Itlver. also
known as Mill Creek or Link Itlver
which flows Easterly and drains Into
Alice Lake ahout ono quarter of a
mile south of Echo Landing.
The storage-dam will he Incited at
North end of Victoria Lake. The
capacity of the reservoir to be created
is about 34500 acre feet, aud it will
flood about 100 acres of land. Tlle
water will be diverted from the
stream at a point about midway between Alice and Victoria Lakes.
known as the "Falls", and will he
used for mining and concentrating
purposes upon the "Last Chance" M,
C, located on L 202.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 20th day of July.1925.
A copy of this notice and nn application thereto and to thc "Water Act.
1914." will bo filed in the office of thc
Water Becorder at Victoria, B.C.
Objections to the application may
be filed with thc said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings. Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after thc
first appearance of this notice iu u
local newspaper.
The date of thc first publication nt
thla notice Is 7th day of August. 1925.
The Consolidated Mining & Smelting
Co. of Canada Ltd.. Applicant.
32-35.
Reduction inPrice
of Chevrolet Cars
We Have Just Unloaded a Car
Load of   CWEVROLET   Cars And
Are Able to Announce a Considerable Reduction in
Price on all Models.
This is a Record Year For Chevrolet Sales
Unequalled for Value
Power, Economy
AND BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE
Blunt & Ewart, Ltd.
(COURTENAY GARAGE)
Phone 61
Phone 61

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