BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Cumberland Islander Apr 9, 1926

Item Metadata


JSON: cumberlandis-1.0068583.json
JSON-LD: cumberlandis-1.0068583-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): cumberlandis-1.0068583-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: cumberlandis-1.0068583-rdf.json
Turtle: cumberlandis-1.0068583-turtle.txt
N-Triples: cumberlandis-1.0068583-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: cumberlandis-1.0068583-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

c*'«/ , ;.. , . With which ls consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY- FIFTH YEAR—No. 1.. *»],
Tom Conti Stars
As Scots Again
Prove Superior
The following account of the prowess of Sack! Conti, former Cumberland United center half, on the football fields in California, was taken
from a San Francisco paper of recent
The most discussed cup tie In the
history of the C. F. A. competition
was played at Ewlng tield yesterday,
when the Bums and Olympic soccer
elevens met for the second time. The
Scots went into the game determined
to wipe out the Olympic club's protest, and succeeded to an unexpected
extent, gaining a 4-0 victory. The
first meeting resulted ln a 4-1 triumph
for the Burns, ln a game marked for
rough play, but the Scots played their
own atyle yesterday and proved beyond all doubt that they are far superior to the Winged "0" eleven.
A crowd of nearly 7000 gave the
teams a great ovation on their entering the Held, and Matthews waa accorded a hearty reception. The
Burns swarmed down from the kick-
off and kept up a continued bombardment around Singer, In the
Olympic goal, and after the Winged
"O" custodian had brought off several remarkable saves, Contl beat
him with a hard straight drive.
There was no  further scoring In
the first half, but the Scots made no
mistake   after   the   interval.    Contl j
added a second after F. Gordon had |
tested Singer, and later added * third!
and fourth goals.   Except for a short
period after half time thc game was
played  In  the Olympic  half of the!
Held, and the Winged "O" men only j
attacked from breakawaya.
Foster, ot the Olympic, took a
penalty In the closing stages of the
game, but shot straight at Muir, who
saved. Conti's teat of netting four
times for the winners, made him the
outstanding player of the day, but
McBrlde's showing at full back was
equally noteworthy. Tbe Winged "O"
men put up a feeble display, and
-tatted- ro trtnUit Uaelr-beet total. -.
Hay, the Olympic Intercity outside
right, waa completely aubdued by
Sadler, and Foster, the Winged "0"
goal-scoring forward, failed to overcome the attentions of J. Gordon,
As In the first game, only English
gave of hla best for the clubmen.
Fifty-two sat down to a sumptuous
repast in the G. W. V. A. Hall here
Friday night last, the occasion being
a banquet tendered to the "West Bo"
Art Club, of Nanaimo, by the Pet-a-
Piece Girls' Club of Cumberland, ot
the W. B. A. The tables were very
prettily decorated and the happy
smiling girls did full Justice to the
many delicacies. The toast list which
followed the banquet was in the capable hands of Mrs. Bryant, toast-
master, when the following toasts
were observed: Our Supreme Commander, proposed by Miss West and
lesponded to by Mrs. Maxwell, senr.
The toast to the Pet-a-Piece Club was
responded to by Mrs. Somerville,
whilst the tosat to the West Bo Art
Club was replied to by Miss Mary
Doran. The Cumberland Review by
Mrs. M. Frelone and the Nanaimo Review replied to by Mrs. Nellson. A
few seconds silence in memory of the
late Mrs. Kenyon was also observed.
Dancing continued until a late
hour and during, the evening Miss
Doran was presented with a basket
of cut flowers by the president of the
Pet-a-Plece Club.
Cumberland United Now
Hold Second Position
TULSA, Okla., April 6.—A prediction that virtually the entire
world's supply of coal will be transformed Into gas at tbe mine and
dlatributed through "super gas"
plants In the comparatively near
future, was made tonight by Arthur
D. Little of Boston, head of a research
laboratory bearing his name, In an
addresa before the American Chemical Society In convention here,
Dealing exhaustively ln the uses
and possibilities of carbon products,
Dr. Little also predicted-that petroleum may soon provide the cheapest
base for the synthesis of rubber,
In the course of his speech on Old
Age Pensions, Mr, A. W. Neill declared himself In favor of an early election and told why he supported the
Liberal government.
"Speaking for myself. I came dowu
here with a specific platform, which
I will not now go Into. So, I suppose,
did the other groups. I want to aay
first that the men and women who
voted for me did so with the distinct
knowledge—It could not have been
otherwise—that I could not possibly
form a government to carry out my
platform, and that I would have to
turn to some party or section or group
here to have our platform put forward. My constituents gave me more
or less'a free hand tn that regard.
I ascertained what measure of support I could get from one aide of the
house and also trom the other, and
I found that I could get a greater
part of my platform put through by
supporting the present government.
If supporting the present coalition
government—for that Is what It Is—
In order to get the platform I was
elected on passed Is bribery, then I
am not all ashamed of the word, and
I am not afraid to face my constituents at what I hope will be an early
election—the sooner the better—and
explain the situation to them there."
North Shore Here
Sunday In P. C.
League Game
We sure are lucky, or at least the
Boccer fans In Cumberland are. for
the powers that bo have scheduled
the North Shore United team, of
North Vancouver, to play a Pacific
Coast League game ln Cumberland
on Sunday. Whilst the North Shore
team haa only garnered 5 points In'
the league table, they are reputed to i
be a well-balanced team and at the!
present time are going strong, being!
led by George Russell, reputed to be j
the finest center half In the province.
The kick-off has been set for i p.m. i
Sunday, with referee A, 8. Jonea, of
Union Bay, tn charge.
The Cumberland team will be
Orr, Mortimer, Stewart, Brake, Fer-
guaohT'Moh'agha'n", * Fowler, - MacDonald, Campbell. Plump and  Hitchens.
Last Sunday, for the first time this
year, the football fans of Cumberland
were allowed the prlvelcge of seeing
their team In action in a home gnme-
und what a game It turned out to be!
The visiting team Victoria Veterans.
Is composed of hard-work Ing footballers but as a team, lt ls not In Cum
berland s class and therefore the one
sided score of 11-4 in fuvor of the
home team was only to be expected.
In fact, It Is Known that a local sweep
stake on the number of goals that
would be scored ran to a much higher
figure than fifteen.
The game wns a fixture ln the P.C.
league schedule and Cumberland's
win, together with the two points
garnered at the expense of St. Andrews on the preceeding Friday, considerably enhances the team's standing in the league table. Cumberland
has now played 12 games, won nine,
lost two, drawn one, which puts the
team In second place in tlie league
with a total of 19 points. Ladysmith
with 21 points, holds the premier
berth but has played two more games
than the locals. Everything looks
"hotsy-fotsy" now!
Sunday's game was, however, a
poor exhibition to dish up to a soccer
public that hasn't seen a game here
for well nigh five months. The local
team had everything Its own way
and played accordingly, with the In*
evitable result that there was too
much' fooling and dilly-dallying. The
Vets had only four shots at goal but
each one sagged the net. Hnd the
local defense played football there
would have been no need for young
Walker between the sticks for out-
aide of these four shots—pure gifts-
he had nothing to do.
Goals came thick and fast in the
first half, Cumberland getting four
and the Vets one in barely fifteen
minutes, and before the half ended
the locals had added two more. Then
they began to fool and in the second
half, before  they  realized  what was
happening, the Vets ran In three more
and looked as though they yet niighl
win or tie the matcli. The Cumberland players, however, pulled themselves together nnd managed to bulge
tlle net live times before the final
whistle was sounded.
Plump headed the scorers with a
total of five, Campbell got three,
while Ferguson, Fowler and MacDonald netted one apiece. Young
Campbell Is u former local junior und
Sunday's was bis first game with the
senior squad. He held down the
center-forward position fairly well,
although what he will do in a really
hard game yet remains to be seen.
He Is an aggressive player and feeds
his wing-men well. At present he ls
out of training but a few weeks will
see him ln good shape and lt Is hoped
that he will lie able to remain In the
senior company. Orr was given n
rest, bis place between the sticks being taken by Jimmy Walker, who was
not at all to blame for the four goals
that got by him.
Victoria had two fine wing men In
Cameron and Cummings. although the
formfer was handicapped by a weak
ankle! bone. Bridges, the goalie,
saved some good shots but rarely uses
his hands. He might well have been
a third full-back, the way he runs
out and kicks the ball.
The game started In a downpour
of rain but this lasted for only a few
minutes and from that time on the
wcatner was Ideal. A. S. Jones, of
Unioh Bay. handled the whistle and
a fairly large crowd was on band.
! P. W. L. D. F. A. Pt.
Ladysmith      14 10   3   1 37 10 21
Cumberland     12   9   2   1 49 21 111
' Westminster   .... 13   7   3   3 35 23 17
Nanaimo     13   7   4   2 35 21 16
Varsity   :  14   5   7   2 26 30 12
St. Andrews   13   4   0   8 22 25 11
St. Saviours   11   4   6   1 16 32   9
North Shore   10   2   7   1 17 20   5
Victoria Vets .... 12   1 11   0 21 64    2
Provincial Govt.     jMore Cities To
Takes Policing    j   Be Policed By
Of Courtenay!      The Provincials
For the first time in many moons
last week-end saw the citizens of
Cumberland bndly fooled by the
weather man. After patting ourselves on the back for the past live
months, thinking that we were going
to get off with a snow-less winter,
the old man turned around inst Friday and handed us nn awful wallop
—a mixture of rain and snow, or Just
plain "slush." However, we ought to
bo thankful, for the prospects of a
good water supply during the summer months are now much brighter.
We nre thankful—even though our
holiday on Friday was completely
spoiled and the ladles could not wear
their new Easter bonnets to church
on Sunday. But the, Monday was a
line day—and a holiday also.
Our storm of Friday and Saturday
was the tail-end of a very bad one
that has been sweeping the Eastern
States and  Eastern Canada.
Death Claims
Daughter Of Mr
& Mrs. Robertson
Many expressions of sympathy have
been extended to Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Robertson during the past few days
on the death of their infant daughter,
Mary Irene, aged 18 days, at the
home of the child's grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Lockhart. Tlle funeral
wns held from the grandparents' homo
on Thursday, April 8th, with the Rev. j
E .0. Robathan. vicar of Holy Trinity [
Church, Cumberland, officiating.
The following floral tributes are
gratefully acknowledged:
Pillow—Daddy, Mamma and Helen.
Wreath —Grandma and Grandad
Crosses—Grandma Robertson. Aunt
Nettle and Uncle George and Jessie.
Auntie Hannah and Uncle D&ve, Mrs.
Conrod  and  family.
Sprays—Win* Hutchinson, Mr. ond
Mrs. L. It. Stevens. Ladles of W. B.
A., Mr. and Jlrs. Mumford, Annie and
Clssle Young. .Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
\V'oods, Mr,.and Hire, JR. Strachan, jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Whyte, Hazel and
Will Victoria Day
Be Celebrated
In Cumberland
There has been a lot of talk on the
street during the past week with regard to the city of Cumberland celebrating Victoria Day, May 24th. So
far us we are aware, it bus always
been customary for the city of Cumberland to celebrate this day by the
holding of a Held day und sports for
the children. Last year, on account
of the monster field day and sports
being held here under the auspices of
tho teachers of Inspectorate No. 3. on
June Uie *3rd. lhe 24lh of May sports
were not held. Wo are of the opinion
that Victoria Day should be observed,
anil our contention Is backed up by
some of the leading citizens of the
town, and we feel conlident that If
Mayor Maxwell would cull a meeting
to consider this, a full representation
of business men and citizens generally would be on hand to give him all
the support necessary.
In addition to keeping the memory
of "Victoria the Good" fresh In the
minds of all, a glorious opportunity
would arise, if the celebration be held
for lhe children of tbc local schools
to decide just who ure the logical
ones to journey (o Qualic-um on June
the various events to be decided on
the 3rd and represent their school in
that day.
The following rules and conditions
of Band Contest, Vocal and Instrumental Solos, run ln connection with
the Vancouver Exhibition from Aug.
4 to Aug. 14th, haa been received by
Mr, W. Jackson, ot the Cumberland
City Band;
"A"—Open to the World. (Professional and Amateur) Brass and Reed.
Teat piece, "Melodious Memories"
(Flnck), March, Own Selection. Limited to 35 players.
"B"—Open to amateur brass bands
ln British Columbia. Own selection
to be used. Limited to 25 players.
March and selection to be played.
"C"—Open to junior amateur brass
bands in British Columbia. Own selection to be used. Age limit 20 yrs.
Limited to 20 players. , March and
selection to be played.
"D"—Open. Junior Pipe Band Cora,
petition. British Columbia only. Own
selection to be used. March. Strathspey and reel.
"E"—Bugle Band (Drum Corps).
Open to British Columbia. Limited
to 24 members. Own selection to be
used. To be judged on marching,
appearance and efficiency.
Players In above bands must be
members of their organizations for
not less than three months before the
contest. Performers are not eligible
to play in more than one band.
Other competitions for championship trophies and gold medal certificates have been arranged aa follows:
VOCAL—Girls under 18 years of
age, Solo. Girls under 18 yearB of
age, Duet.   Same for boys.
PIANO—GirlB   under   18   years   of
age, Solo.   Girls under 18  yeara of
age, Duet.   Same for boys.
VIOLIN    SOLO—Olrls    and    boys
! under 18 years of age.
I The vocal, piano and violin competitions are open to residents of
British Columbia. Competitors will
select their own pieces.
I Open to public school choirs in
British Columbia—Limited to 'not
moro than 60 voices under 16 years
of age. Own selection to be used.
Prizes: Championship Cup and Gold
Medal Certificates.
Open to male voice choirs of British
Columbia, Including Service Clubs—
Limited to 30 voices. Own selection
to be used. Prizes: Championship
Cup and Gold Medal Certificates.
I    There  are  six  handsome   trophies
COURTENAY, April 7.—A reduction
of two mills trom laat year's tcx rate
was decided for the year 1926 at last
night's City Council meeting. Alderman Field, chairman of the finance
committee, submitted the estimates
for the various departments and recommended tho rate of twenty-five
mills as against 27 a year ago. This
was made up by a rate of 12 mills for
school, 11 mills for general and 2
mills for water. Alderman Pearso
thought it was very satisfactory to
get down to a rate of 25 mills, lt is
interesting to note that this has been
accomplished In spite of a i educed
Alderman Fielder reported tliat tbe
committee had looked Into Ilio matter
of supplying city water for the convenience of vessels nt the wharf. This
would necessitate the Installation of
some 160 feet of 114 inch pipe and a
The water committee will take Iho
valve, at a total cost of about 155.00.
necessary action and report hack lo
the council.
Mayor McKenzie reported Hint the
city Is now policed by the Province.
There are to ho four men stationed
here under Corporal Mallhews; two
are already here and two will arrive
shortly. Mr. Cairns was ut present
still engaged on night duty. The
service would cost the city $150(1 per
year, which wns a distinct saving.
The police are to undertake the collection  of minor  taxes  such  ns  the
(Continued on Page Five)
available for the band contests. Tin-
open championship trophy is the
magnificent Shelly Cup, valued al
$1,000. There will bc a cosh prizo In
the open event of $150.00. The pipe
band contest trophy is the handsome
Hanbury Cup.
Railway and stcnniship faros of
amateur bauds In Britisli Columbia
and Washington will be defrayed by
Vuncouver Exhibition Association.
The actual dates of the contests are
as follows: Bands. August llth In
the Horse Show Building; Vocal anil
Instrumental Solos and Duets in
Dance Hall, commencing Augiisi   18,
Further Information wlll bc furnished upon application to J. K. Muthcson
at 440 Pender Street West, Vancouver,
B. C. Entries should reach his olllie
not later than July 16th.
VICTORIA, April 6.—Practically all j
of British Columbia outside the large
coast cities will soon be policed  by
the Provlnclal Police force, it is expected here.
The desire, of many municipalities-
to leave police work to the provincial
authorities, It Is believed, will soon
create a single polico organization
functioning everywhere. This plan
has long been advocated in the legislature but never adopted.
Comox, Courtenay and Port Coqultlam are the latest municipalities to
negotiate agreements with tlie government under which law enforcement
within their boundaries is carried on
by the provincial olllcers. Duncan,
Prince George and Mataqui long ago
adopted the system.
Other municipalities. It Is understood are planning to apply lo the
government shortly for similar agreements, in each caso a separate arrangement is negotiated with the
individual municipality, population
and local conditions being considered.
Every municipality which lias called In thc provincial polico lo lake
euro oi law enforcement bus found
the arrangement thoroughly satisfactory, government ollicials stnte.
Bach lias saved a groat deal of money
in this way, too. Not only can the
provincial police provide service
n*oie cheaply than local police bul
they also undertake liquor law enforcement.
When a municipality Is maintaining
Ub own police force, on the other
bund, It is often asked by Iho government to pay substantial amounts for
the enforcement of lhe liquor law
by the provincial authorities. Those
levies are deducted from the municipalities' share of tho  liquor profits.
It would nol surprise Iho government If even Vuncouver and Victoria
decided tn join tho central police organization, ttins avoiding the government's frequent deductions from tbe
liquor checks to cover tiie cost of
ouiside liquor law enforcement.
Shipping during the past week at
Union Bay has been pretty brisk, no
less than three boats being tied to the
wharf at tlic same time, loading coal
from the mines at Cumberland. The
coal trade, locally and in fact all over
the province lias been in a deplorable
condition for some time, due principally to lhe exceptionally mild winter and tho summer like spring.
CBnl mine operators all over the
province are. however, optimistic for
lhe future, and predictions Irom eminent authorities point to a revival
within the next two or three months.
Octette Concert
Most Enjoyable
The loud applause and froquenl
demands for encores were evidence
of how the audience were enjoying
themselves when the Courtenay Octette, under lhe direction of .Mr. C.
w. Slllenee, assisted by Mesdames
Trios ami Harvey, gan* a well varied
programme in aid of the Anglican
Church Hall extension fund. Iu.m
Tuesday evening.   This concert party
has boon hulidthg up a well-deserved
reputation during tiie last few weeks,
and II was fell that Cumberland Is
lucky in having such talent so close
nt hand. The male voices wcre well
balanced, and the pieces rendered by
the Octette showed careful training
und sympathetic leadership. Mrs. M.
B. Tribe delighted the audience with |
her songs; ber clear soprano voice
found ample room for expression In
her numbers, especially In the "Hindu Soni;.'* Mrs. Harvey, who bus a
deep rich contralto, also contributed
to the programme, and In "Echo"
gn*.e sympathetic understanding to
the words and music. Messrs. Harvey
aiul Haines were amongst the gentlemen who sung. After the concert an
Informal reception was hold in Iho
'Hall, when refreshments were served
and the visitors entertained.
Mr .and Mrs. J. L. Brown and fum-
| ily journeyed to Nnnnlnio Saturday
I morning, returning to the city Monday evening.
Charles Spencer Chaplin has entered Into a new era. In his first dramatic contribution to the screen, "A
Woman of Paris." lie has entered Into
serious competition with famous directors, producers, and authors of fllm-
dom, and In doing so he has brought
to the screen u new treatment, a new
psychology, to the photoplay.
Written and directed by himself,
"A Woman of Paris," Chaplin's first
United Artists attraction coming to
the ilo-llo theatre tonight and Saturday, will reveal what tho public really
wants In the movies; with little more
genuine realism, a little more truth,
depicting life as It really is, Instead
of life us violent sentimentalists or
the equally violent sensationalists
have shown it.
Chaplin knows life as It really Is.
He has lived through so many conditions of it himself—from the poorest
and most bitter, up through the various stages to wealth ami place. He
knows that both heroes and heroines
are very human anil blemished; that
even villains have Ihelr white spots.
Iu "A Woman of Paris" he does
not give a romance and plot that is
neatly cut and dried and served up In
stereotyped scones. Kaiher. he convincingly shows life us the great majority know it, not preaching or moralizing, but commenting upon it In in-
teresiing fashion. He treats bis
heroes, heroines nml villains with a
half-sympathetic, linlf-oynlcal, psychological  understanding.
While tlie story follows- numerous
preced, iits. Chaplin has nevertheless
dealt wlih Ills characters in a new
and novel way. creating a thousand
BUblleties and nuances. Injecting bits
of human psychology, keeping the
spectators guessing io the end. leaving iheni to ask themselves what wlll
the end of "A Woman of Paris" really
The  novelty  dance  In the  ilo-llo
(lance hall Thursday evening. April
lsl. given under the auspices of the
Tennis club of the Cumberland High
School, was exceptionally well attended by young folk from uli parts of the
district. Many novel turns were Introduced during lhe evening, making
the affair all the more enjoyable. The
decorating of the hall was done entire
Iy by Iho High School pupils In a
most original and pleasing style. Vurl
colored Chinese shades were predominant with balloons and streamers
also in profusion.
Plump's Orchestra was In attendance, the music being a great factor
in the success of lhe dance. A good
sum was realized as a result and this
wlll ho used to furnish nois and other
equipment for ihe school tennis court
Mr. A. McNlven and Mr. Angus
Beaton, of Bloedel, wero visitors to
the city Sunday last.
Mr. Tom Wilson, of Nanaimo, was
a visitor lo Iho city last week-end.
a     a     .
Miss Sadie Brown Is spending the
Easter week 111 Cassidy. lhe guest of
her cousin.  Miss Ella Henderson. PAGE TWO
 !Uji I! B»-gg-»»aaaja—ajji—a^—a—pfaa
FRIDAY,  APRIL »,  1920,
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY,  APRIL  il,   1926.
"Wherever you bide, in this world sae wide,
I wish you a nook on the sunny side,
Wi' plenty o' love, and a little o' care,
And a wee bit pursie, wi' siller to spare;
Your ain fireside when the day is spent,
In a wee bit housie, wi' heart's content."
THE CAUSE After trying for a number of
OF TROUBLE years to find out what one thing
caused the most trouble in this
world of ours, we have finally reached the conclusion that it is the tongue. Somebody has
called the tongue "the unruly member." That
fellow said a mouthful.
How many friendships have been broken by
a sharp word, how many business deals have been
lost by talking too much?
We have in mind a salesman who knows his
line. He is a shrewd buyer and his stock is
always attractive and well displayed. He is a
liberal advertiser and people swarm to his store
but he loses one-fifth of his prospects by his
sharp tongue and the mean and cutting things
he says.
We have in mind another merchant who is
equally shrewd in buying and conducts what
should be a profitable business, but he is slowly
driving people away by his long-winded discourses upon every possible subject. "I would
like to patronize Blank," said a man, "but I am
busy and simply can't afford to listen to him tell
me all about his business every time I go into his
Two ladies had been friends since girlhood,
but one day one of them blurted out a mean
thing she had heard someone say of her friend.
In two seconds the fondness of years was lost
and a valuable friendship ruined.
If some persons could be made permanently
speechless their other exceptional qualifications
would earn them greater success. It is the
tongue that causes most of our trouble.
pictures for the school, I thought a newspaper
ofiice would be a good place to gather up waste
paper and I came to see if you had any you wanted to get rid of." His eyes lit up with enthusiasm, his hair was neatly brushed and his teeth
gleamed from their morning's brushing. The
editor wanted to take that boy by the hand, he
wanted to gather him in his arms, he was so
clean, so neat, so gentlemanly. He was so like
the boys of yesterday.
"We bale all our waste paper and sell it ourselves," said the editor. "We have to do that
to keep from being buried beneath it.
"Yes, sir," answered the boy. "Of course you
would. I am sorry I did not think of that. Good
morning," and replacing his cap he started out.
The editor saw the disapointment in the lad's
face. "Wait a minute," he called after him.
"Come back after school and we'll see if we can
find some waste paper that hasn't been baled."
Inquiry revealed the fact that the boy was a
widow's son and that his mother had taught him
to be a gentleman.
At noon a frowsly headed, dirty-faced boy
.stuck his head through the door into the editorial
rooms and yelled, "Who's the boss here?"
The editor looked up with a frown and said:
'Why do you want to know?"
"Aw, teacher says we gotta get some waste
paper to sell,     Gimme yours, will ya?"
There was the difference between two boys
of the same age. Can you guess which will
.uiccced in life?
DON'T WAIT Things move along so fast nowadays that people who say "It
can't be done" are interrupted by someone doing
it. You can do anything you want to do but
you've got to act fast or the other fellow will
beat you to it. If ever there was a time in all
history when courage and vision and enterprise
reaped their reward that time is now, today.
And yet with opportunity knocking, with the
chances for success greater than they have ever
been, with the rewards of labor the highest ever
known, some young fellows may be found sitting
around the pool rooms waiting for something to
turn up.
TWO BOYS He came into the office the other
morning and the first thing he
did was to remove his cap. He stood quietly,
just inside the door until the editor had finished
the task upon which he was engaged. When
the editor turned in his chair the boy smiled and
said "Good morning." When asked to state his
errand, he said, "Our teacher is asking the boys
in our room to gather up all the waste paper we
can find.     We are going to sell it and buy some
HAIL, GENTLE SPRING! We heard of a man
the other day who
had been spending several months in Florida.
His home was in Vancouver, and after his long
sojourn under Southern skies he was suddenly
seen to be packing up preparatory to making a
quick get-away. "You are not going home
yet?" asked his friends "That's just what I'm
doing," answered the other. "I'm homesick
for the bare trees, the ice in the brooks, the cold
March wind. I want to get home before the
snow is all gone. How in the heck can you appreciate spring if you haven't had any winter?"
There you are! All sunshine becomes tiresome.
To appreciate bright days and the miracle of
spring, you must have endured at least a part
of the winter. That is human nature. Contrast and change are the spice of living. You
g"t tired of snow and you get tired of sand.
The Perfect Figure
of Venus
can not belong to every woman,
but one's natural beauty and
grace can be greatly enhanced, and
any small delects corrected by
School Report For March
Division 1, H. E. Murray, teacher.
Enrolment 24, lates 0, percentage of
attendance 95.8, perefct attendance
Honor roll—Stephen Jackson, Robert Osborne, Kishio Kaga, Kathleen
Emily, Harold Conrod, Norman Frelone.
Division 2, Grade 7, T. A. Gallivan,
teacher. Enrolment 33, no. of lates
2, percentage of attendance 94.5, perfect attendance 23.
Honor roll—Ping Low, Tadao Dol,
Isabel Brown, Sadalto Iwasa, Beatrice
Cavellero, George Brown.
Division 3, Grade 7, I. McFadyen.
teacher. Number of lates 0, percentage of attendance 95.0, perfect attendance 20.
Honor roll—Aida Mltsuyie, Magnus
Brown. Hatsiinil Mujahara, Rudl
Uonora, Lena Tomassi, Tom Robertson.
♦   *   *
Division 4, Grade (1 Sr., C. MacKinnon, teacher. Lates 3, percentage
of attendance 9B.7, number of perfecl
attendances 23.
Honor roll, A—-Catherine Drown,
Cazuko Iwasa, Cyril Davis, Muriel
I'art ridge. U—Lorna Osborne. Jon-
nle Lawrence.
Division 5, Grade Sr. (I, E, Hood,
toucher. Enrolment 34, percentage of
attendance !>r>.20. lates 0. perfect attendance 18.
Honor roll—Mosalu Sora, Audrey
Gear, Muriel Harrison, Tom Robertson, Irvin Banks, Olga Uonora and
Toklo Nakana (equal for Improvement.)
... ,
Division (1, Grades Sr. and Jr. Filth.
V. J. Aspesy, teacher. Enrolment 42.
perfect attendance 28, lates 1, percentage of attendance 90.6.
Honor roll Sr. 5—Willie MacNaughton, Kioshl Nakamura, Thora Keeler.
Jr. 5—Lem Hing. Willie Logan. Doris
Division 7, Grade 4. B. M. nickle.
teacher. Enrolment 37, lates 1, percentage of attendance 00.6, perfect
attendance 29.
Honor roll—Rhodn Walton, Madge
Bryan, Lettie Swlngler, Muriel Shortt.
Robert Logan and James Osborne
Division 8, Grade 5 Jr., Miss G.
McFadyen. teacher, Enrolment 33,
no. of lutes 2, percentage of attendance 95.11, perfecl. attendance 22.
Honor    roll—Ada    Tso,    Margaret
Marpole, Cheung Wong, Jenn Quinn,
Audrey DeCouer, Alice Brown.
Division 9, Grade Sr. 3. C. Carey,
teacher. Enrolment 38, perfect attendance 23, no. of lates 2, percentage of attendance 94.5.
Honor roll—Isobel Vincent, Stanley
Lawrence, Margaret Beveridge, Jean
Miller.  Ina Robertson, Alice Jackson
and  Mary  MacMillan  (Improvement.)
Division 10. Grade 3 Jr., P. Hundon,
teacher. Enrolment 33. perfect attendances 22, lates 1, percentage of
attendance 97.92.
Honor roll—Rosie Marocchi, Roddy
Selfe, Chrissie Edwards, Fred Martin,
Heroshl Ognkl. Mabel Sommerville
Division 11, Grades Sr. 2 and Jr. 2,
J. E. Robertson, teacher. Percentage
of attendance 99.24. lutes l. perefct
attendance 28.
Honor roll, Kr. 2- Betty O'Brien,
Margaret Bhortt, Ilnnnye Nnkayulchl.
Jr. 2—Banna Williams. Violet Scavardo. Annie Brown.
Division 12. Grades 1 Sr. und 2 Jr.,
('. Richardson, teacher. Percentage
of attendance 93.5. lutes 0. perfect attendances 24.
Honor roll. Cirnile 1—Albert Hicks,
Ronald Spooner, Norma Cavellero,
Hobby Rutherford, Tetsuo Aokl, Sak-
ao Aida. Orade 2—Edna Williams.
Goorgle Nicholas, Misho Yagauchl.
Division 13, Grade 13, Eva G. Drader
teacher. Percentage of attendance
90.0,   lates  3,  perfect  attendance  26.
Honor roll—Dorothy Prior. Albert
Watson, Tommy Contl, Margaret Arm-
sli-ong. Marcus Grant, Dorothy Malpass, Eric Dewur.
tions notifying them to watch for car
No. 042133, for in that car is Natalie
Van Cleef, caught In the toils of the
net of a clever gang of criminals.
Detectives were on guard at the
opera house to prevent this very happening, but Dr. Vinlng and his assistants were too clever. There is an
exciting chase through the congested
traffic on New York's worldfamous
thoroughfares—Broadway, Fifth Avenue, Times Square—and on Brooklyn Bridge comes a thrilling climax.
If you have a figure which it
difficult to corset, come to us
and let us find a model which
will fill your particular need.
C/C a la Gr&ce corsets excel in
durable wearing qualities and (or
TENDERS are invited for the supply
I and installation of 1880 feet of 4 inch
wood-stave pipe and 740 feet of 1 in.
galvanized Iron pipe in the City ot
Courtenay. Tenders must be accompanied by a certified cheque for 10%
of the amount. All tenders must be
handed in at the City Hall, Courtenay, before, 4:00 p.m. on April 19th,
Plans and specifications may be
seen at the City Hall, Courtenay.
Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
(Signed) C. S. WOOD.
Cily Clerk.
In chapter three of the Pathe Police
serial, "Into the Net," featuring Edna
Murphy nnd Jack Mulhall, written by
Police Commissioner Richard E. En-
rlRht and showing next Monday at
the Ilo-llo Theatre, the call goes out
from police headquarters to all sta-
by the undersigned not Inter than
Saturday, April 17th, for the painting
ot the building known as Frelonc's
Grocery Store, Cumberland. Lowest
or any tender not necessarily accepted.   For particulars apply
16-16 Cumberland.
For Best Quality
The next eplsodo of the thrilling
Adventure picture, "The Scarlet
Streak," flashes back to thc fight In
the press room of the newspaper
which has gotten hold of tho story
of the sensational scarlot ray machine and Is determined to publish an
extra edition that may wreck the
lives of the Inventor and his daughter, who Is the sweetheart of the star
reporter. The latter, played by Jack
Daugherty, undertakes to stop the
edition and is backed against a great
cauldron of molten metal.
While this Ib going on tho inventor Is being held and grilled at
Fresh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons
the mysterious "House of the Closod
Shutters," which Is the center of the
sinister operations of "the Monk" and
hla hirelings, who are aworn to the
villainous task ot extracting the sec-
tet of the death dealing machine and
gaining possession of the device for
their own usob.
In this chapter tbe crafty Count
K„ in league with "the Monk," turns
a trick that changes the face of affairs.
We have a good selection of GUARANTEED USED
CARS at less than market price.   For best values
see these.
FORD "BUG"  $75
ford touring  $50
ford coupe  $450
ford truck  $250
chevrolet touring   8500
chevrolet touring    -  $400
Mclaughlin six touring $325
easy terms     best values
The Courtenay Garage
The home of high class cakes and pastries.
Large and varied selection.
Freshly baked daily.
Try some "Golden Brown Doughnuts" for Saturday's
dinner.   The kiddies like them.
Cream Rolls, Cream Cakes, etc., dainty looking and
delicious tasting.
Mann's Bakery
Phone 18
Cumberland Supply  Co.
Rickson's Old Stand — Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland
We can report progress in our Business life. We ask
you as a special favor to compare these prices with
any in the District; you will And an all-round saving. •
Potatoes, dry and good size, per sack  $2.40
Granulated Cane  Sugar, 20 lbs. for  1.50
Royal Standard and Five Rose Flour 2.65
Carrots, large and sound, 8 lbs. for 25
Parsnips in best condition, 10 lbs. fer 25
Comox Whole Wheat Flour, 10 lb. sack  65
Snowflake Pastry Flour, 10 lb..sack 65
Royal Standard Oatmeal, 10 lb. sack  60
Van Camp Pork and Beans, medium size, 2 for   .35
Nabob and Great West Tea, per Ib 75
Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 53
Our new Departure
It must be distinctly understood that the following
.prices are for Cash and Carry only.   No phone orders,
no delivery, no booking at the following prices.
Quick Quaker Rolled Oats, per pkg 31
Heinz's Sweet Mixed Pickles  43
Heinz's White Vinegar, 16 oz    .28
• Heinz's Cream of Tomato Soup, medium,  17
Very fine Bulk Tea  64
Magic Baking Powder, 12 oz 32
Magic Baking Powder, 2'/^ lbs 93
H. P. Sauce, per bottle  32
Shredded Wheat, per pkt 14
St. Charles (tall) Milk, per can  12
Carnation (baby) Milk, 4 tins for 19
4 lb. Strawberry Jam  90
4 lb. Gooseberry Jam  80
Canned Corn, per can    .15
Canned Peas, per can  17
Canned Tomatoes, 2*/t'8,  16
Lard, 3 lb. pail  76
Lard, 5 lb. pail   1.20
Remember these prices are at your very door.   If
you support us, we will help you.   So let's go!
These Prices are good up to April 16th.
Cumberland Supply Store Phone 155 FORTY- FIFTH Y«AB-No. 1J
Allotment  to   British   Columbia   Ib
$222,000, or Aboit Eleven Per Cent
—Opinion of Ralston Commission
on Best W»y to Use It la
Aa there are many thousands of ex-
service men who are waiting to hear
what is going to be done with the
Canteen Fund ln British Columbia,
tbe trustees have Issued circular
letters to the ex-service men and
veteran's' organisations.
In- accordance with the general
recommendatlona of the Royal Commission the "Canteen Funds Act"
waa passed by the Fedral Government In June, 1925, and under the
provisions of this Act the Lieutenant-
Governor' of British Columbia* has
recently appointed" a board of three
trustees for the Province of British
Columbia for the purpose of the said
This board la composed of Hon.
Mr. Justice D. A. McDonald (Chairman), Vancouver; Lieut.-Col. W. W.
Foster, D.S.O., Vancouver, and
Lieut.-Col, F. A. .Robertaon. D.S.O.
(secretary), Victoria.
Method of Handling
The amount alloted to British
Columbia  la  $222,887.91,  which   has
already been received and deposited
ln the Vancouver branch of the Hoyal
Bank of Canada. The major portion
of this amount is being invested in
Dominion Government bonds in order
that the fund may draw a good rate
of interest.
The trustees are unanimous in
their opinion that before any important decision is made concerning
the purposes for which this fund
should be used ln British Columbia
there should be an opportunity tor
full discussion on the subject by the
ex-service men of the Proyince. This
ls implied in the Act and is also ln
accordance with, the recommendations of the Ralston Royal Commission. One reason why lt has been
difficult In the past to ascertain thc
considered opinions of ex-service
men on this subject Is because the
ex-service men are divided into so
many separate organizations. In
view, however ,of tho likelihood that
ln tho near future these organizations
wlll all be united under Provincial
commands as well as under one Dominion command, the trustees have
decided to keep the main portion of
the fund Intact until they can have
an opportunity of discussing the
matter with the Provincial executive
of the proposed new united body.
As, however, it will probably bc
aeveral months before such organiza-
In every sorts of building materials,
Royaton Lumber Co.
PHftv»rJH,,*,,",,,:»« c"""""
rnwl,"° 10tlee: 1« Cumberland
tion is > completed, and \in the' interval there will undoubtedly be a number of cases of acute distress amongst
the families of ex-veterans and their
dependents, the trustees feel that
they would be acting according to
the wishes of a great majority of the
ex-service men in using a limited
amount of the fund for such purpose.
The trustees have therefore agreed
until such time as they can ascertain
the wishes of the ex-service men of
the Province, there may be spent on
the relief of distress among ex-soldiers and their dependents a sum not
exceeding the amount of interest that
will be accruing from the fund and
that any such use of the fund should
In the meantime be limited to and
kept within the recommendations of
the Ralston Royal Commission.
Ittilston Commission
The two suggestions put forward
by the Ralston Royal Commission are
as follows:
(a.) Assistance to specially meritorious cases where ex-members
of thc forces nnd their dependents
nre    In    genuine    distress o
elaboration Is needed here. The
experience of the United Service
Fund of Great Hrtfalif will afford
valuable Information and guidance.
This ia for the purpose for which: a
similar fund Is used in Australia,
and has been frequently put forward as a suggestion.
(b.) The provision of scholarships (not necessarily confined to
the higher grades) and universities
for specially promising children of
ex-service men.
The Royal , Commission further
recommend that If the fund be used
for relief purposes two principles
should govern, namely:
(a.) Any use of the fund for relief purposes .from time to time
should be limited to the class of
cases for which no relief Is then
available from Government sources;
In other words, the money should
not be used to relieve the state of
any responsibility devolving on it.
(b.) Only ex-members of the
C.E.F. below commissioned rank
who served in France or England,
and their dependents, should be
eligible to participate in the benefits of the fund.
The trustees are not yet ready to
express any opinion on the merits of
the various limitations contained in
the above recommendations, but
keeping In mind the fact that tlie report of the Royal Commission was
made  after  an  exhaustive  study  of
cream soups,
delicious creamed
dishes, drayie*
Use it
wherever the; •
recipe calls foVniilk*
Marconi Radio
ilcic Cljcy are -OF RADIO SEE THEM!   HEAR THEM!
Buy them
Sold by the
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co., Ltd.
the subject, and the further fact that
tbls report ls held ln high esteem by
ex-service men generally, they are
unanimously of the opinion thnt
pending such time as the ex-service
men have discussed the subject fully
no expenditures should be made except' with in the limitations referred
to above.
To Whom Avullable
The following items from the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-estab-
llshmeut are of Interest:
No benefits under the provisions ot*
the Act may be made available for
former members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who did not serve
overseas, nor for their dependents.
The reason for this restriction is that
only those who served in the Cana-
dluu force overseas contributed towards tlie creation of the fund by
purchase from the canteens.
United Services Fund
The conditions under which assistance may or may not be given and
the methods of administration of the
United Service Fund, the organization created to handle tbe canteen
funds in tlie United Kingdom ma.,
briefly be outlined  ns  follows:
(1.) Grants are usually in kind
and are not made when they would
reduce the amount of relief granted
by local authorities.
(8.) Grants are not made for the
payment of previously contracted
doctors' bills; for thc purchase of
clothing or boots (with certain
exceptions); for the relief of distress due to civil desertion by tlie
husband or a .civil offence; for
emigration, except in thc case of
orphan children going to definite
homes for adoption, for tlie payment of funeral expenses; for the
establishing of wives, widows or
other dependents In business; for
the payment of fares to hospitals to
visit relatives; for maternity cases,
unless complications have arisen.
(3.) Assistance by way of grant
or loan may be extended In the
following; cases: To a widow, in
time of acute hardship due to the
recent death of the husband; to a
man. on the death of his wife, to
provide temporary care for his
children until he is able to make
permanent arrangements; for temporary sickness of dependents; for
removal expenses in cases where
widows or children are advised for
health conditions to go to another
locality, but any application In
this regard must be supported by
a medical certificate; for removal
expenses of a man and his family
where permanent employment elsewhere Is available and a eertilieate
to this effect Is produced; for illness which is of a temporary
nature, not attributable to service;
for the cost of Institutional treatment, when such Is required for a
non-service disability, provided
such treatment Is undertaken; for
surgical appliances  required by u
Car   leaves  Cumberland   Hotel
at 8:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union  Bay.
man or a member of bis family;
for the training of children under
sixteen years of age In industry;
for the education of children over
eleven years of age, who show exceptional qualities of scholarship
or character, provided that the
parents are in need and tbat any
grant shall be for one term only,
subject to satisfactory reports if It
Is to be continued; for other purposes in exceptional and meritorious cases.
Puzzle No. 90
Take the plural of a small metal
fastener; add the plural of a garden
tool; add a small vehicle. Now, subtract a plural In your wardrobe; anil
again subtract, n largo vehicle, and
the resulting letters wlll be PINT.
Puzzle No. 91
The corpentm* who constructed a
sliecpfold for Miss Bo-Peep discovered that he could save two of the posts
lo which tlic uniform fence rails were
affixed by making the fold square Instead of oblong. "Either way would
hold the same number of sheep," he
said, "and every sheep would have a
post to tie to."
How many sheep were in Miss Bo-
Peep's flock?
Puzzle No. 92
If you a journey ever take,
No matter when or where,
My first would surely have to pay
Before you can get there.
My  second  you   would  scarcely see.
If city through you go;
But still 'lis what I hope you are-
Few better things I know.
I say my whole with secret pain.
Though hoping soon to meet again.
Puzzle No. 93
In the word evolution, chunglng one
letter.at a time and always producing
correct words, we trasform PIG Into
HAT ln three moves, as follows: Pig.
Pit, Pat, Rat, or Pig, Rig, Bag, Rat.
Now, transform the following pairs
in three moves each: Cat to Dog, Boy
to Man, Wood to Coal, Lion to Lamb,
Hate to Love.
Puzzle No. 94
If you wish to stump the average
schoolboy,   put   the   following   little
poser to him:
If * brick balances with three-
quarters of a brick and three-quarters
of a pound—then how many pounds
does a brick weigh?
Additional puzzles, as well as the
answers to the above, wlll appear ln
this corner next week.
Answers to Last Week's Puzzles
No. 85—Hebrides, Arno, Sorrento,
Basel, Borneo,  Po, Orleans.
No. 80—When "tbe game started
Helnrlch had a 2.1-cent piece and a
dime; Claus bad a J2.50 gold piece
and a 2 cent piece; Karl had a dime
and a 8-cent piece. At the end Helnrlch bad the 2 and 3-cent pieces,
which would show a loss of 30 cents;
Claus bud the (8,60 gold piece and
one dime, a prolit ot 8 cents; while
Karl had thu 2!)-ceitt piece nnd one
dime, showing a profit of 22 cents.
No. 87—The sentence Is made complete by Inserting the words: Solstice. Avarice, Artifice, Notice, Ofiice,
Edifice, Malice, Service, Choice, Prejudice, Price.
No. 88—A kitten weighs 3 pounds
and a cat 7 pounds.
No. 89—The word DOTAGE.
Comox Electoral District.
I shall, on .MONDAY, the 17th. day of
May. 102(1, at the hour of ten o'clock
In the forenoon, at the Court-house,
Cumberland, hold n sitting of the
Court of Revision for tbe purpose of
revising the list of voters for the said
electoral district, and of hearing and
determining any and all objections "
to the retention of any name on the
said list, or to the registration as a
voter of any applicant for registration; and for the oilier purposes set
forth In the "Provincial Elections
Dated  at  Cumberland.  U.  C.  thla
Oth day of April, 1026.
Registrar of Voters
15-18 Comox Electoral District.
K eason a hie
Booms Steam Healed
Apple, Lemon and Pineapple Pies
Marocchi  Bros.
Try our Cracked Wheat Loaf
*>       a     *
ANY product that successfully survives the critical tests of ten gene-
**■ rations must posses;; unusual merit. Brandram's Genuine B.B.
White Lead has just such a record. Since 1729 it has stood alone as
the World's Standard White Lead.
It breaks up easily and works readily into a beautiful snowy white
paste which thins to just the right consistency for economical brush
work. Paints mixed with Brandram's Genuine B.B. White Lead spread
further with less effort and greater smoothness than any others.
r- t>i j* iu
FRIDAY,  APRIL 9,  1826,
Our New Serial.
"The Radio Detective"
The Superheterodyne Dance
ABOUT the only persona ln the
great Gerard summer mansion
at Oldfield, Long Island, who
were not on their toes oyer the Intimate dinner dunce given that night
ln honor of the historic victory ot
Kockledge over Sheffield and the
record run of Easton Evans, were
Ken Adams and Dick Gerard. That
was not over the dinner. Both Ken
and Dick were famous two-handed
eaters,    it was rather over the dance.
Out lu the huge porch living-mom.
richly furnished In summer wicker,
near'one of the many Frenoh doors
that opened Into the dining-room ot*
thla wonderful millionaire summer
place, had heen set the big new superheterodyne In a splendid period cabinet. There was no need ol any one
to attend to the big radio Bet. Easton
himself waa there. If anything wenl
wrong. Otherwise almost uny of the
guests could do It.
The guests were not Rlow iu arriving- and Mrs. Gerard waa a pleased
hostess. Already Craig's sister, Mrs.
Walden   Adams,   had   arrived   with
Uu'h* .,   .,
"So glad to see you. Coralle, greeted Mrs. Gerard, then with a significant
greeting to Ruth, "I can imagine, my
dear, how thrilled you were at the
game this at'ternoon.Vira has told me
all about it. Oh! What a beautiful
necklace, Kuth, dear! Are those the
Adams pearls. Coralle? You flatter
our partv," she laughed, "hut I think
I can guess why." With a kindly
smile ahe glanced over where Easton
Evans could be seen approaching,
eyes for no one hut Ruth.
Mrs. Adams herself was not above
being flattered at the notice given the
famous pearls. The necklace had
been an heirloom in the family anil
must have hail a valuo of much over
a hundred thousand dollars. She
herself had on some famous emeralds.
As for the diamond necklace that
.Mrs. Gerard herself was wearing, it
also stood tor a fortune.
Vira linked her arm in Ruth's.
Vira was quite simply dressed that
evening. She wore only one small
piece of jewelry. That was Glenn's
engagement ring. She waa proud of
it. Perhaps that had been the Idea—
to emphasise it by wearing no other
jewels to detract from It, but rather
bv their absence call attention.
The mceling of Eaaton and Ruth
was frankly cordial. It took no second sight to discover that these two
young people had e.,es for no one
else. However. Vira could not have
been jealous even If ahe had wanted
to be, for Glenn Buckley came only
a few feet behind Easton.
Profeasor Varlo, his slater Rae, and
Jack Curtis, another friend, were arriving just as Ken and Dick burst
in,, followed by a splendid collie.
"Ken!" remonstrated his mother,
Mrs. Adams. "I don't believe Mra.
Gerard will appreciate Laddie quite
as you do. Don't you think you'd
better  leave  liim  outside?"
Ken did not argue it. but dutifully
colled the beautiful collie outside.
That was comparatively easy as far
as Ken waa concerned. But there
was worse in store for him. Dolibs.
the Gerard Chauffeur, hnd just arrived
wilh a couple of very sub-debs, lhe
Stanley girls Irom across at Crane's
Point. Now he and Dick had been
overlooking closely at the construe
tion   of   Ihe   new   super-heterodyne
when the Stanley girls arrived. Their
mothers had to call them to attract
their attention. However, now that
they were In for it, the boys tried to
make Iho beat of It. Dancing with
girls, little or big, waa not just in
their line at that age. They were
good dancers; but then a new superheterodyne was  something, too!
Dinner was served and between
courses and dances on the porch and
light-hearted (-hailing of Easton and
the rest, the* gaiety was rising high
under the stimulus of one of the moat
spectacular victories that Rockledge
hail ever won.
Kennedy and myself had some matters to al tend to at the Nonowanttic
Club, anil had promised to drop In
before the evening was over, more
especially us there were some problems of radio construction Craig de-
Sired to put lo Profeaaor Varlo.
Ralu had already begun lo fall
An,und In the lurking apaco oft' the
drive some ono waa busy closing windows ol closed cars, putting up side
curtains on open cars.
"All jazzed by Nature's jazz!" the
boys heard sonic one in the living-
room say.
Tho broadcasting of iho orchestra
in the palm-room of the new hotel in
the city was seriously interfered with.
But although the dance here also at
Oldflrld was Interfered with, the dancers wero liounit to let nothing break
it up. Already a couple were pushing
out a victrola anil selecting records.
Others closed the French windows to
keep out a sudden gust of wind and
deluge of rain.
Had Ken and Dick only been on
the east side of the house, just a, ound
a wing from where the cars were
parked, they would have seen something that woudd have made their adventurous hearts stop beating.
Some one was sneaking, two figures, in the dusk of the rain, along
the wall, until tbey came to a spot
where the telephone wires entered
the house. Quickly with a wire cutter, the connection with the outside
world was snipped. Then the figures
retreated to the shelter of an ell in
the building. There was a burst of
nature's fireworks.
"Suppose the lightning blows a
fuse—or thc power house shuts off
the current "
"So much the better. You can Bee
sparkles In the dark with an electric
bull'B eye. can't you? I've a good
mind to assist the storm, dous those
lights, anyhow.' One of. tlle pair had
produced  n   heavy  rubber glove  and
At Tho Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22     -
See Geo. Mason
5 *,er cent- off
these prices for cash
; Flour, all brands  $3.65
Sugar,  20   lbs 1.50
Potatoes, per sack  2.45
, Quaker Tomatoes, Vfe's, 2 for 35
or fi  for   1.00
Quaker Tomatoes, 2's, can  15
or  7  for  1.00
Quaker.Peas and String Beans
5  for  .00
' Quaker Corn. 2 for  .35
| Small While Beans, 3%  lbs .25
Sago, 3  lbs. for  25
Empress Peacli Jam. 41b. can  75
Shaker  Sail. 2   for   25
Fels Naptha Soap, carton  80
I While Swan Wushlng Powder  25
' Canned Cherries. 2's,   25
fanned Pears, Poaches, and Ap-
ricota, 2'a, por can  .30
3 for  85
Horseshoe Salmon, 2 for  45
! Fresh   Tomatoes,   Lettuce,   Cabbage,
Tumlpa,   Carrots,   Cauliflower.   Bananas. Oranges and Apples.
Cor. Sill nnd Dunsmuir.
Phone 122
Our Auto Service puts thc
"Zip" in cars when they're
not hehaving. No mtittcr
what your motor problem
—wc can solve it.
Our highly export service
is the most moderate in
town. Try us today and
be convinced. You'll find
our prices very reasonable.
Ask for
Walter Hudson
The Cumberland Motor Works
77      -PHONES-      HUM
Cunard Line
to Liverpool
Auranla  Apr. 80, June 4, July 2.
To London
falling nt  Plymouth  and Cherbourg
Ausouia  May I, June 6, July 3.
Alaunia May S. Juno 12, July 10.
Antonla May 14, Juno 19, July 23.
Ascanla May 22, June 26, July 30,
Letitin Apr. 30  (Ulasgow only); May
28, June 25.
Sattirnla (Glasgow only) May 7, June
4, July 2.
Athenla May 14, June 11, July 9.
j Money orders, drafts arid Travellers
! Cheques at lowest rates. Full In-
j formation from Aents or Company's
I Olllces, 022 Ilaslinga St. W., Vancouver, B. C.
Dental Surgeon
Ofllce Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Oppoalte Ilo-llo Theatre
was considering lt as he belt) tbe -wire
cutter ln the insulated band, when
there came a Budden deep-lunged
bark from the direction of tbe car.
"That's that confounded collie of
Ken Adams, that Laddie. I'm going
to do it, anyhow!"
Tbe sombre figure ln the shadow
dived Into the cellar. A moment later
there came a particularly brilliant
< flash of lightning. The next Instant
there was just a spark ln the cellar
as the feed wire was clipped—and
sudden darkness, consternation, upstairs among the dancers.
"Where's Vira? Mrs. Gerard—can't
I we find the candles for you?" It was
j Ken, always the scout ln him uppermost, ready to do a belpful turn to
! everybody in need. "Come on, Dick,
i you show me where the candles are.
I I'm sure the current will go on again
in a moment, Mrs. Gerard. Now, don't
anybody get excited. We'll have
lights in a moment!"
There was another sudden flash of
lightning. Then a flash of light that
did not die away bo quickly, a shaft
of light, through and along the poreb,
Quietly ln the awlrl of tbe storm one
of the French doors waa flung open.
The shaft of light from a pocket electric flash made a quick circuit of the
startled facea in the Interior room.
Back of lt a sensitive eye might have
discerned two shadowy figures, a man
and a girl, each with face hastily
covered with a handkerchief.
"Stick 'em up! Don't move! Not
one of you! Don't make a sound!
Remember, a fly can pump off this
automatic gat I got you all covered
(Continued Next Week)
lletlce of Intention to Apply to Lease
"runs" ia nothing new. But
Monarch Green Stripe gives
you double protection — the
Green Stripe and another "stop
run" a few inches below it.
Pure thread silk — for sheen;
fibre silk reinforcement — for
wear. Every newest shade, fl
—an example of the values in
all Monarch-Knit Hosiery from
75c to $2.00. At all good dealers.
1 Head Oulce I    Dun-will., 0»t
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber ft Hairdresser
Ladies' hair cut, any style 60c
Children's hair cut any style J5c
In Land Recording District of
Nanaimo (Nelson Land District, British Columbia), and situate on the
East Coaat of Denman Island in the
County of Nanaimo and Province
aforesaid, waters of Lambert Channel,
foreshore of the North Half of the
South East Quarter ot Sectioo 18
Denman Island aforesaid.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Bert Higgins,
of the City of Courtenay In said
County and Province, a Timber Dealer, Intend to apply for a lease of tbe
following described lands:
Commencing at a post set at the
North East corner of the North Half
of the South East Quarter of Section
18; thence Southerly following the
Bast boundary, at high tide mark,
of said land a distance of 1320 feet
to a post on said East boundary on
said land; thence at right anglea
Easterly a distance of 860 feet thence
at right angles North a distance of
1320 feet; thence at right angles a
distance of 350 feet to the point of
commencement and containing 10
acres more or less.
Dated 22nd day of February,
A. D. 1936. 9-16
ALBX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire,    foal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phonea 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
Chevrolet & cMcLaughlin
USED CARS—Fords, Chevrolet, McLaughlin
Sole Agents for
Harling & Ledtngham
Electric Lamps of Quality
Tungsten and Nitrogen
15 watt "B" lamps S2«.
25 watt "B" lamps 32e.
40 watt "B" lambs 82e.
50 watt "B" lamps 82e.
60 watt "B" lamps I7e.
75 watt "C" lamps 5Bc.
100 watt "C" lamps 66e.
150 watt "C" lamps 85e.
200 watt "C" lamps |1.15
300 watt "C" lamps |2.00
Sold Br
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
The words which you send over the long-distance
- telephone wires are your ambassadors. Because you
cannot be at the other end of the line, they represent
yo uthere. They can be given great powers of persuasion and great ability as promoters of friendship.
Those are reasons why the long-distance telephone is
widely used for business and social communication.
Baggage Cheeked
y*?//Steel Standard and'
Tourist Sleeping Cars Dinind
Cars Dmu/ino wom-Compar?
merit- Library-jpbseri/afion
Can WdioFoulpped
Fer Further Information, Fares, Reservations,
etc., apply to
Cumberland, B. C. Telephone ti
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a -/2-m.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems-for relief of damaging preeturea caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
It payi te have jr.w shoes repaired aa they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give thi beet in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices. FRIDAY, APRIL 9,  1*26.
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
of the wheels, which would only be a
matter of days..
Alderman Pearse wanted to know
If a charge waa made for the services  of the Are department    when
COURTENAY, April 7.—There are
thirteen cowa In the March-list com-|fl"~ were attended" to out of town,
piled by Mr.  Wm. Rose, the super- The mygT exp,aine(J that the engine
visor of the Comox Valley Cow-TeBt-
Ing Association. These animals have
all produced the necessary titty or
more pounds of butter-fat In order
-to qualify for Inclusion In the official
list.   Particulars are as follows:
(70) Bell, Orade Jersey, 1278 lbs.
milk, 74.1 lbs. fat, W. A. Urquhart,
(60) Maxlne, Orade Jersey, 1218 lbs.
milk, 70.6 lbs. fat, W. A. Urquhart,
(33) Emma, Orade Jeraey, 1168 lba.
milk, 69.4 lbs. fat, W. A. Urquhart,
(84) Maggie, Orade Jeraey, 1308 lbs.
milk, 62.7 lbs. fat, Pritchard Bros.,
(68) Bluebell, Holstein, 1608 lbs. ot
milk, 61.1 lbs. fat, J. Higginson, owner.
(66) Pet, Orade Jeraey, 1266 lbs.
milk, 69.5 lbs. fat, Pritchard Bros.,
(64) Daisy 1st, Orade Jeraey, 1260
lbs. milk, 67.9 lbs. fat, W. A. Urquhart, owner.
(60) Daisy, Grade Jersey, 930 lbs.
milk, 63.9 lbs. fat, A. Randall, owner.
(95) Polly, Grade Jersey, 930 lbs.
milk, 63.9 lbs. fat, W. A. Urquhart,
(81) Dewdrop, Orade Jeraey, 1245
lba. milk, 53.5 lbs. fat, J. Clifford,
(47) Radio, Grade Jeraey, 996 lbs.
milk, 62.7 lbs. fat, Miss M. J. Hardy,
(30) Aggie, Grade Jeraey, 946 lbs.
milk, 51.0 lbs. fat, II. Scales, owner.
(47) Tiny, Grade Ayrshire, 1062 lba.
milk, 60.9 lbs. fat, S. Dawson, owner.
The figures proceeding the names
ot the cows Indicate number of days
does not leave the city, only the small
truck and extinguisher were taken.
Usually the services of private cars
are solicited for this work.
Alderman Field also brought up the
matter of the chief's salary, but no
change waa authorised.
COURTENAY, April 7.—On Good
Friday evening the well-known oratorio, Stalner's "Crucifixion," was
rendered ln St. John's Church by tbe
combined Anglican choirs of Courtenay and Cumberland. The aeatlng
capacity of the church was insufficient to accommodate the congregation, which necessitated the late
comers standing. Mrs. M. B. Tribe
and Mr. J. H. Macintyre very pleasingly sang the chief solos, Mrs.
Tribe's singing being all the more
appreciated owing to her having had
short notice for the part. Mr. Bayly
and Mr. Hames were the other soloists. The quartette, "God So Loved
the World," was beautifully rendered.
The choral work throughout was well
sustained and is proof of Mr. C. W.
Sillence's ability as conductor, to
bring the combined choirs to a high
state of efficiency. The short service
which accompanied the oratorio was
conducted by the Rev. Mr. J. W. Flnl-
ton, who reminded those present of
the importance of'the spiritual message of this beautiful work:
COURTENAY.—An audience that
crowded St. George's Church, composed of some two hundred and sixty
people, listened to one ot the finest
concerts that haB been given In the
district on Wednesday night. The
headliner on this occasion waa Mr.
Drury Price, the well-known violinist
of Victoria, who was heard to great
advantage. Mr. Pryce was accompanied moat ably by Mrs. Clifford Warn,
also ot Victoria. Mrs. M. B. Tribe,
the popular contralto, was In line
voice and waa accompanied by Mr.
J. R. Denholm. All numbers were
well received by the large audience
and enthusiasm ran high. The Courtenay Octette, composed of Messrs. V.
and E. Bayly, J. A. Aston, W. A. W.
Hames, Herbert Smith, A. Hickman,
J. M. Mitchell and J. H. Macintyre,
under the very able leadership of Mr.
C. W. Slllenee, greatly helped towards
the enjoyment of the evening. The
entertainment waa under the auspices
of the Young People's Guild of St.
George's United Church and was undoubtedly a decided success.
(Continued from Page One)
COURTENAY, April 7. — There
were no absentees at the meeting of
the City Council, which was held on
Tuesday night.
An offer of (250 (or lots seven and
eight on the Lake Trail cloae to.
Puntledge Avenue was made by Mr.
John Inglis and was accepted, provided Mr. Inglis waa willing to pay
the 1926 taxes. These lots adjoin the
property recently purchased by Mr.
Mayor Named
A communication from the band
committee, through Mr. O. W. Stubbs,
requested the name of the city's representative. Mayor McKenzie explained tbat there had recently been
a meeting In thla connection and tbe
provisional committee had been asked
to carry on. The Mayor was appointed the clty'a representative.
There will be a conrtact to be signed
between the city and the pupils and
Mayor McKenzie waa also appointed aa the city's representative on St.
Joseph's Hospital board of management.
Light Extensions
Mr. Norman Pritchard attended and
addressed the Council concerning, the
Installation of electric light system to
Nob Hill, where, he said, there were
a number who are anxious to get the
light, there were twelve on the main
road who would' take advantage of
the service If a reasonable proposition
were put up to them and there were
also several on the McKenzie road
and numerous prospects. He pointed
out that the poles in most cases were
already in place with a five-foot apace
on top. Alderman Macdonald replied
that the electric light committee already had the matter In mind. Mr.
Trltchaid undertook to get further
Information on the matter.
Cement Sidewalk*
Alderman Douglas, chairman of the
works committee, reported on 1m-
provements recently made which In-
eluded construction of 1,608 square
feet of cement sidewalk, for wblch
the Inspector, Mr. Andrew Smith,
submitted a report to the effect that
be had inspected the work and that
a first-class Job had been done.
Alderman Douglas also reported re-
the laying of plank sidewalk, ditching
and tiling In the .neighborhood of
Mr. Fielder'B and Mr. F. Lalonde's
property, the grading of the city
atreets In co-operation with the Provincial Government and the graveling
ot the Union Bay Road.
Fire Track Under Repairs
Alderman ^Field reported that the
rear wheels of the fire truck bad been
aent to Vancouver for adjustment and
that the lire chief had hired a one-: -    -   -
ton truck from Messrs. Corfleld as a,    CAMPBELL    RIVER,    April    6.-
temporary measure until the return'! Miss Madeline Swan, of Oyster Bay,
ls at present spending tbe holidays
with her mother at Courtenay.
Mr. Wm. Stewart, of Vancouver,
was a guest at the Willows Hotel
for a few days last week.
- Dr.. and Mrs. K. B. Casselman, of
Vancouver, motored to Campbell
River on Saturday, returning via
Mrs. J. Jones and daughter Jessie
spent tbe week-end at Campbell
Miss M. Feeney left on Friday for
her home ln New Westminster, where
she Is spending her vacation.
Mra. J. Olanville, Mrs. M. Halgh
and sons Ralph and Jimmy, motored
to Nanaimo on Friday en route to
MrB. A. McNeill, Mrs. W. Crawford
and family, and Mrs. Carl Thulin and
family, motored to Alberni on Monday where they anticipate spending a
few days.
Mr. L. C. Waddington left the
latter part of the week for the city.
MIsb Grace Jones and Miss Mabel
Dalzell, of Vancouver, spent the
holidays at Campbell River, returning Sunday afternoon.
TOURING,   1925   model,   very
little used, balloon tires and
Ruckstell axle.
TOURING   1922   model,   good
-tires, and in fine running order.
A snap at
Mr. Kelly, of Valdez Island, who
has been ill for some weeks, passed
away the latter part of the week at
the Campbell River Hospital.
Mrs. W. Weeks and daughter Doris
left for Vancouver where Doris is
taking treatment.
Mr. Saunders and Mr. Barfield have
Just returned from a trip to California.
Mr. Homer Christie, Mr. J. Smith
and Mr. Oswald Taylor, formerly
teacher of the Valdez Island School,
spent tlie Easter holidays at Merville
and Quathiaski Cove.
Mr. and Mrs .Robert McCualg and
daughter spent the week-end at
The Misses Elln and Llllle Thulin
spent tlie holidays at Qualicum
Tlie Brownies efforts as a special
Easter treat for the Campbell River
patients resulted ln tho collection of
twelve dozen fresh eggs which, with
n box ol specially decorated eggs,
was deposited In the main ward. The
Brownies then sang Easter hymns
and songs, accompanied by Sister
Fitzgerald on the organ, Gladys
Dawson contributing a solo, which
was    greatly    appreciated    by    the
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone li.
Comfort  and  Homelike  service.
26   rooms,  electrically  heated.
R. TATBA, Manager.
patients. The Brownies also
brought flowers and decorated the
wards. The following friends are
specially thanked for donations of
eggs: Mrs. Pease, Mrs. Watt, Mr.
Huckorn, Mrs. Charles Thulin ,Mrs.
Dawson, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Grimes,
Mrs. Painter .Mrs. Francis .Mrs. Pldcock and Mrs. Fitzgerald.
Dr. and Mrs. Zelgler entertained at
bridge on Monday evening.
Mr. H. Pldcock has returned from
a few days' visit to Victoria.
The following were registered at
Forbes Landing Hotel over the weekend: Mr. and Mrs. Brock, Mrs. Butters, Dr. W. A. Richardson and party.
Mr. F, A. Lloyd of Valdez Island.
Land Recording District of Nanaimo
TAKE NOTICE that _J, Samuel
McLeod of Royston, B. C„ Sawmill
Operator, Intend to apply for a leaSe
of the following described foreshore
or Lots A and B Map 2243 and Lot A
Map 3261, subdivisions of Section 7
situate in Comox District ln the Land
Recording District of Nanaimo, British Columbia, described as Commencing at a post set at high tide
mark at the most North Easterly
comer of said Lot A Map 3261;
thence at right angles a distance of
300 feet to low water mark; thence
In a westerly direction following the
shore line at low tide mark (and a
uniform distance therefrom) of said
Lots to a point at low tide mark
directly opposite the south westerly
corner of said Lot A Map 2243; thence
iu a straight line to said south westerly corner at high tide mark, and
containing 20 acres more or less.
Dated the 24th day of .March, 1926.
TRUCK,  1923  model, in good
shape, tires practically new, a
bargain at
Try our Layer Cakes, they are lovely
The White Store
First-class Certificates for Bread, Cake, Confectionery
Courtenay, B. C.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lauds may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding 1're-emptions is
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained freo 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 is uot timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 6,(100 board
feet per acre west ol tlie Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per aore east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Laud Commissioner of tlie Land Recording Division, In which (lie laud applied tor
Is situated, and tiro nude ou printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
live years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least live
acres, llefore a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information see
(lie Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class 'arable) land is 66
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
ol Crown lauds Is given ln Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "t'urcbase ond
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 rf
Uusurveyed 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 has been surveyed.
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province la divided Into grazing dlstricta
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing 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
The Practical White Tailor
131R —PHONE- 131R
We have the finest selection of'
good used cars north of Victoria!
from $50.00 up. Easy terms j
and a guarantee with every car.''
poll tax, road tax and dog tax on a
ten per cent commission basis.
Other mattera which were discussed were the supply of water to the
hospital at Comox. Mayor McKenzie
expected to see a commencement
made soon, as the hospital board was
busy on the subject and would ln all
probability submit further propositions In the near future. Alderman
Fielder inquired if lt waa the lnten
tlon of the council to call for tenders
for the construction of the Cumberland road water pipe line. He waa
of the opinion that the work should
be taken In hand before the ground
became too hard for digging, If It
was going to be done this year. It
was decided to call for tenders and
the City Clerk wlll draw up plans
and apeclflcations for the water committee, who are to have tenders ready
for the next regular council meeting.
Tbe necessary advertising la. to be
Corfield Motors Ltd
Phone 46 Courtenay
Fred Stronos, of Elk -Bay, employed
by the B. & K. Lumber Co., fell thirty
feet and broke three ribs. He was
admitted to the Campbell River Hospital on Monday and Is progressing
DRITH   AVENUE   HOME.    Apply |
P.O. Drawer 430, Cumberland,   tin
FOR   SALE—Three   room   liouso   al
Comox Lake, $76.00 cash.   A snap!
Cost  ("60.00  to  build.   Apply  Box'l
281, Cumberland. 16-1711
of Land near Royston. For further
particulars apply P. O. Box 602,
Cumberland . t.f.n.
BARRELS    FOR    SALE—Apply    at
McBryde's Bakery, Courtenay, B.C.
WANTED—We want cars. If you
have a car and need cash, write or
call B. C. Motor Exchange Ltd.,
1062 Fort St, Victoria, B.C.     t.f.n.
Describe fully and give
best price.
1016 Sixth Street,
San Diego, Calif. U.S.A.
Buy Comox
and avoid waste
If you want to know how carefully thc public is protected against inferior quality you should sue how
carefully every egg at the Creamery is candled and
weighed before it goes into thc case.
Ask for them at your grocer.
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
—rftipB—B—•    ..i     in      i  f     i ni i.  ii       i. in
FRIDAY,  APRIL 9,  19J6.
To the Housekeeper
Cumberland, B. C.
April 9th. I
Dear Housekeepers:
Although the weatherman upset:
your calculations un Master Sunday,
again we are back to normal good
days, with a bright sunshine, which
ahoWB all the comers and crevices in
the home. This letter will remind j
you of a lew ol the necessary requirements for tho advent of Spring.
One of the most essential things
of the adornment of the home Is the
window, Our display of Curtain
draperies. Bungalow Nets, and other
BUltable hangings wlll convince you
that we can add to the attractiveness
of your windows. Nets from 26c, yd.
up to $1.50 for the more exclusive.
Floor coverings arc essential to
the comfort of the kitchen, dining
room, and other rooms, and our stock
of Linoleums will help you to decide
on the covering required.
A shipment of New RESTMORE
Mattresses have just arrived and are
to be seen ln our department; the
prices are combined with the quality
required but it pays to get a real
good Mattress, as one spends many
hours of one's  life resting.
Cretonnes and Sateens make very
pretty drapes and we feel that we can
give you a very large choice of these
suitable  materials  at  35c.   per yard.
Some ot the other essentials to be
found ready for inspection are Floor
Hugs, Basket Chairs, Linoleum Rugs,
Blinds, Sheetings, and most kinds of
linens, towels, and the necessary
housekeepers' supplies.
Respectfully yours,
Personal Mention
Wednesday evening the Junior
members of the Comox Badminton
Club were the guests of the local
Juniors at a return series of mutches
in the Anglican Church Hall. Some
thirteen games were played, Cumberland coming out on the long end
of an eleven to two score. On completion of play refreshments were
served, bringing lo a close a most
enjoyable evening. Several of the
adult players of both Comox and
Cumberland  were in  attendance,
Mr. L. Cole, of Union Bay, is taking j
the place of Mr. J. H. Robertson at
the local telegraph office for afew
Miss McKnight,.of Vancouver, is a
guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. Marpole for
a few days.
Miss May Brown, formerly of Cumberland, but now residing In Vancouver spent the Faster vacation In town
the guest of Miss Jcnn Smith tnd returns to her homo this week-end.
.Mr. J. Shortt, formerly of Cumberland
recently appointed radio inspector,
was a visitor over Easter, spending
the vacation with his family.
Mrs. McAllister, of Port Hammond,
was a visitor to Cumberland during
lhe past week, reluming to her home
on Thursday accompanied by her
mother, Mrs. Foster. Whilst here she
was the guest of Mrs. A. Clarke.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mussatto, of
Alameda, California, former residents
of Cumberland, are spending two or
three weeks vacation in the city and
Mr. P. P. Harrison, M.L.A.. has
opened his new Law Office ln the
"Urquhart Block," Courtenay. Mr.
Harrison informs us that he will continue lo reside In Cumberland. ,
Mr. Walter Somerville, ot Vancouver, is a visitor in town, being the
guest of his sister, Mrs. J, Walker,
West Cumberland.
Miss Olga Owen, who spent the
Easier holiday with her father in
Cumberland, returned to Nanaimo on
Tuesday last.
Mr.  Cyril Michell, of Nanaimo is
spending the school vacation In this
' city.
*   *   *   -
i    Miss Janet Graham, wiio spent the
I Easter week-end in Seattle, returned
: to Cumberland Tuesday eveenlng.
■ Miss Francis Strachan returned to
Victoria Tuesday morning after hav-
I Ing spent the week-end in Cumberland with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Strachan.
Mrs. M. Mitchell is spending the]
holidays ln Seattle and Victoria with,
her daughters Mrs. Drummond, of
Seattle and MrB. Hemmingsen, of tbe
Capital city.
Miss Olive Richardson and Miss B.
Horbury returned to this city Tuesday evening, having spent the Easter
holiday in Vancouver and Ladysmith.
I Dr. W, Bruce Cterdon returned on
j Tuesday evening from a short holiday
1 trip to Vancouver.
Mrs.  C.  Dando sr.  returned
Vancouver Tuesday evening.
Miss Amy Uallos and MIsb Lottie *****=
Dallos were visitors to Nanaimo =5
Sunday last, returning the following ==
evening. ] g
Mrs. J. Struthers, accompanied by. =j
Mr.  Donald  Watson, of Nanaimo,! her daughter, Marguerite, left Tues-
spent last Sunday and    Monday    in | day morning to join Mr. StrutherB in
Cumborland with his mother. I Australia.
... ...
Mrs. Hugh McLean is in the city on j Miss Montgomery, of Vanvouver, Is
a visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. | in the city on a visit to her sister,
Strachan. i Mrs. W. P. Symons.
Miss Winnie MacMillan, of Vancouver, was a visitor to the city this
week, the guest of her friend, Miss
Audrey Gear.
Miss Audrey Phillips, neice of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. W. Clinton, Is spending
the Easter week ln Victoria.
Mrs. Wm. Neilson, Mrs. Harass and
the Misses Mary Doran, Mary Coul-
thard.  Mary English, Fanny Rough,
Nellie    Rough,    Melba Brunt, Elate
*   *   * j Graham,    Jenny    Deeming,    Winnie
Mrs. G. H. Wycherley and brother, I Newton, all of Nanaimo,   were   the
Mr. Hugh Telford, are spending the ] guests of Miss Edna Gear over the
Mrs. E. R. Hicks nnd sou Albert:
are holidaying in Vancouver and are
expected home tomorrow evening.   !
week with relatives in Vancouver.
Easter week-end.
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton and Miss
Jean MacNaughton are holidaying in
Vancouver.   They are expected home     Miss Jessie Orr begs to announce
tomorrow evening. . that she will open on Saturday, April
... 110th, a Beauty Parlor in Spooner's
Mrs. George W. Clinton is expected ! Barber Shop, Dunsmuir Avenue, Cum-'
to return to Cumberland on Sunday, j berland. and hopes by strict attention
after  spending   the  Easter  holidays! to business to merit a share of the
with friends in Portland, Ore. ! patronage of the ladles of Cumber-
... i land.
In all Sizes
Snapshots of Beautiful
Comox Lake and the
country surrounding the
City of Cumberland will
be greatly appreciated
by the folks in the old
land .
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall-Kodak Store
It Pays to Deal at Lang's
waged on thc Recreation Ground last
Why has our local "pug" ignorod
the challenge flung at him by "Wild
Bill" McKenzie?
Mr. Keith MacLean left on Thurs-. _-—_—_—
day last for Price, Alberta, where he! ENJOYABLE   WHIST   DRIVE
has accepted a position at the public  :	
school there.     He was accompanied j    a most enjoyable whlat drive was
as far as Vancouver by his mother.    ileld in the G. W. V. A. Hall  last
«   •   • j Saturday evening under auspices of
j the W. B. A., when the following were
successful tn gaining the handsome
Why had Cumberland no entry in
the Charleston contest last Monday
night?   Cold feet, eh Judy?
Miss A. Gozanno arrived in Cumberland Tuesday morning from Dun-
She recently completed her j- PrtM" donated: Ladies' first, Mrs. W.
year course of training at Duncan
hospital, where, owing to the institution being very busy, she remained
for an extra month. She is at present taking a holiday alter which she
may return to Duncan.
Mrs. Harold Peters and son, who
have been spending the past two
weeks in Cumberland, have returned
to their home at Union Bay.
Fielding; second, Mrs. Wllcock; Gents
lirst, Mr. Tapella; second, Mr. Harry
We Want to Know
Since when did "Jiggs" begin buying his footgear at a local shoe store?
Who   won   the   spirited   argument
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Robertson wish
to thank their many friends for the
beautiful floral tributes and sympathy
received during their recent sad bereavement in the loss ot their youngest
daughter, Irene Mary.
What Is a mental hazard in golf?
Explanations are in order from "Mo"
or "Bill, the Barber."
Who is the Cumberland man who
counted all the lights on the Ilo-llo
Theatre   building   while   having   hie
molars overhauled recently?
Are the moguls of the Pacific Coast
league taking pity on we poor soccer
fans In Cumberland? The shock of
having two home games tn succession
might prove fatal to some of us.
LOST—TWO DOGS from Derwent
Avenue—One Airedale and one
Clumber Spaniel, white and black
spots. Please notify Mr. D. Hunden
Derwent Avenue, Cumberland,     lt
P.P.Harrison, M.L.A.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay     —-     Phone 258
Local Offlce
Cumberland Hotel ln Evenings.
Telephone 11511 or  24


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items