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CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY,   DECEMBER   0,   11)211
SUBSCRIPTION  PRICE:  TWO  DOLLARS  PER ANNUM
Two Requests
For Chief Of
Police House
Cumberland   Council   Reserves
Its Decision on Matter
Cumberlfind, Dec. 3.—There was a
lull attendance nt the pumbeerland
council meeting held on Monday night,
with his worship the Mayor presiding.
There was very little business before
the meeting and only one communication. This was from Alfred Maxwell
stating that he would like to rent the
residence of the chief of police which
he understood was soon to become
vacant . This communication was
placed on file along with a previous
application for the renting of the residence. Action will be taken at a later
meeting.
Bills and acocunts were referred to
the filnance committee and if found
correct ordered to be paid, and the reports of the various committees received. For the health department,
Alderman Williams reported a clean
bill of health, whilst the chairman of
the board of works reported that all
catch basins in the city had been
cleaned, stop signals had been installed
as instructed and those installed some
time ago repainted. The contractor
liad completed the necessary work at
the Wycherley house which was now
ready to be occupied.
The Mayor appointed the whole of
the council as a court of revision to
sit on December 10th.
Por the finance committee, Alder
man Pernham asked for an extension
of two weeks in which to bring in the
comlttee's report with reference to the
financial standing of the houses built
under the "Better Housing Act."
An informal talk, with all members
of the council taking part, took place,
the talk centering round the electric
light question. No definite action was
taken and no report made.
Girls' Talent Club
Honor Member
The   Girls  Talent  Club  of   Holy
Trinity Anglican Church met at the
home   of   Miss   Carrie   Richardson,
Maryport Avenue, on Monday afternoon and honored one of their members, Miss Phyllis Burrows, who Is
i leaving the district shortly to reside
i in Vernon.    Many of thc members
| of the club were present and during
| the   afternoon   refreshments   -ftore
! served and  Miss Burrows showered
1 with  n   large  number  of  beautiful
; handkerchiefs   from   her   friends   of
the   club.     Miss   Burrows   thanked
them  all  for their very  kind  gifts
nnd   for   the   many   expressions   of
goodwill.   She would always remember her friends of the Talent Club.
Local Bird Fanciers
Win Many Prizes
Prank and "Jimmy" Bond, of Cumberland, who specialize in Roller Can*
dries and have one of the finest aviaries or. the ttibflfci were most successful
at the Northern Paciflc Roller Canary
show held at the Hotel Vancouver on
Wednesday, Thursday. Friday and
Saturday of last week.
Oolng over on Tuesday last, Frank
Pond with his son James, took over to
the mainland ten birds, entering them
In the big show on the opening day.
There were 180 entries and competition was most keen. The Cumberland
fanciers were very successful, obtaining two firsts, one second, three thirds,
two fourths, one very highly commended and one highly commended. In ad--
dltion to the above awards. Messrs.
Bonds' birds captured three cups.
The fanciers are to be congratulated
on their success and on Monday evening just after his return from Vancouver Mr. Bond stated that the arrangements for the exhibitors were
perfect. He paid a glowing tribute to
the officials responsible for the staging
of the show.
The members of the Cumberland
Cronies' Burns' Club met on Thursday night and proceeded to tho homo
of Mrs. T. Armstrong, giving her a
surprise party on the anniversary
of her natal day. Cards occupied
tho guests for the early part of the
evening, followed by a sing-song
and the serving of refreshments, a
real jolly time being had. Winners
at cards were Mrs. J. Westfleld,
first; Mrs. R. Brown, second. During the evening Mrs. Armstrong was
the recipient of a beautiful birthday
present from tho members of tbe
club.
The Terror
And Broadway
Talkies at Ilo-Ilo
Local Plav House Opens Talkies
With Two Of The Greatest
All is now ready for the talking pictures and on Monday. Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week, Warner Bros.'
great picture, "The Terror", will be thc
attraction at the Ilo-Ilo.   This picture
PITLAMPER GETS
JAIL  FOR TERM
Charged on Monday before Magistrate Bates with pitlamping, Ed,
Williams, of Royston Road, was
found guilty and handed a month's
term in Okalla. He pleaded guilty
to the charge which was laid by
game warden B. Harvey who stated
that he was out on duty on Saturday night when he was attracted by
a light. On investigating he found
accused with a pitlamp in his possession and a rifle.
NOTICE
A Whist Drive and Old
Time Dance will be held in the
Memorial Hall of the Cumberland Branch Canadian Legion
on Wednesday night, December 25th. A real good true.
Refreshments served and the
Merry Makers' 'Orchestra supplying the latest dance hits.
Round The Town
The Men's Bridge Club met at the
home of Mr. Turnbull on Wednesday   night   when   three   tables   of
bridge were in play.
*    «    •
The Elite Crib club met nt the
home of Mrs. Chas. MacDonald on
Wednesday night when four table
wero in play. The high scorer was
Mrs. Alex. Maxwell with 721 point!
out of a possible 72fi and wns award,
ed the first prize, "'he second prize
went to Mrs. R. McNeill with a score
of 710 points and the consolation to
Mrs. A. Sommerville with 046 points.
Cups Presented
At Rod and Gun
Club Gathering
Mayor Acts As Chairman and
Presents Prizes
Upwards of sixty members of the
Rod and Gun club met in a jolly! Du™E Ae evening refreshments
smoker at the Cumberland Hill on jwere sel'™l and a social hour en-
Saturday evening last when cups I •ioyed- Next week M,s- A- Somnier-
were presented to the winners of'ville wi" b<? the hostess, the club
the various contests held. ! mcetins at the home of Mrs. Alex.
t,. . ._,,,' Maxwell.
The    evening   wns    considerably; , , ,
enlivened by several selections from      Miss Thelma piket| „, Denn,.|n ,„.
the Merry Makers'Orchestra compos-! iam|, was the gucst of Mrs   „   Mc.
ed  of Messrs.  R.  T.  Brown,  S.  L. i Rac dm.ing lhe week
Robertson, S. Thomas, A. Pilling and] ...
Teddy Morris. Mr. Morris also! Mesdames T. Carnev, T. Baird. J.
acted as accompanist for the var- Baird, G. Shearer, F. Smith. G. Raf-
ious singers during the evening. I ,„ „mi Mis8 BeU!, Bilin| wi|1 be
Those contributing to an excellent joint hostesses at a miscellaneous
programme were Messrs. W. Brown, showel. t0 be hM 0„ T„osdlu. ni?]lt
G. J. Richardson, J. Ellis, W. Herd, | in tne Memorial HnlL honoring Mrs.
J. Murray, W. Williams, G. Brown, Robert Adamson (nee Mary Hunt),
J. Raga, W. Douglas and W. Mossey. I a rccent bHl|e, Tho shmvel. „.n, ,)(,
Mr. Alf. Pilling rendered a fine followed by a dance,
trombone solo and Mr. J. Thomson ...
delighted the assembly with a saxo-1    The  weekly bridge  club  met  at
the home of Mrs. R. A. Robortson
LOANED HOME
FOR WHIST DRIVE
Mrs. Elsie Brown gave her home
for a whist drive on Tuesday evening in aid of the funds of the Lady
Foresters when eight tables were in
piny. Prize winners were: First,
Mrs. Woods; second, Mrs. Cessford;
consolation, Mrs. Keenan. Several
members and friends came in luter
for thc delightful ten which followed
the curds.
phone solo.
Mayor Alex. Maxwell, who is an
enthusiastic   member   of   the   club,
on Thursday evening, two tables being in play.   The first prize was won
Courtenay Fail To
Beat Imperialites
The Courtenay Badminton club entertained the Royston Imperial club
at the courts in the Native Sons' Hall
pn Friday evening in a series uf games,
but again tho Imperials proved the
•stronger team. Twelve games were
played, the visitors winning nine with
243 points and the Courtenay team
three with 1G3 points. Ladies of the
local club served tea during the evening. The rcbiiltfl ui ihu various twines
played wero as follows, Courtenay
players named flrst:
Ladies'  Doubles
Miss M. Duncan and Miss M, McPherson lost fn Miss McKinnon and
Miss Carey, 8-21; Mrs, Steele and Mrs.
CllfTe lost to Miss G. Fairbairn and
Miss Waterfleld,. 16-21; Miss M. Allen
gtiU Miss K. uen-iley won from Mrs.
H. Simms and Miss Dando, 21-19.
Men's Doubles
Dobson and Rossiter lost to Wilson
and Lockhart, 0-21: nnrkcv and EjqW:
Rey lout lo Ash and Walker, 16-21;
Hughes and Yates lost to Ellis and
Idiens, 20-23.
Mixed Doubles
Mi-.'. M. Lmncuu and Dobson lost to
Miss McKinnon and Brown, 11-21;
Mrs. ClifTe and Downey lost to Mips
Parey and Wulker, 0*31; Miss K. Beasley and Corker won from Miss B, Dando
and Lockhart, 21-20; Miss M. McPherson and Hughes lost to Miss O,
fajrhalrn and Ellis, 11-21; Mrs. Steele |
and Rossiter lost to Mrs. Simms and
presentations. Before making the
opened up at the Capitol in Vancouver j presentations, the Mayor_ aaUl he
last year and was the flrst talking picture to be used at this popular play
house. So well was it received that
It ran for an extra week at advanced
prices, As a stage play It ran for three
years on the London stage and is reckoned to he the creepiest crook film
ever. Such well known and highly
rated stars as May McAvoy, Louise
Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton. Alec.
Francis and a host of others will be
heard as well as seen. There is sure
to be a record turnout for the opening
night and those Intending to see and
hear their first talkies would be well
advised to get to the Theatre early.
Broadway at the Week-End
After burning up the wires at the
early part of the week, the management of the Ilo-Ilo was successful in
obtaining "Broaclwiiy" for Thursday.
Friday and Saturday of next week.
This 100 per cent talkie is said to be
the greatest triumph in the history of
moving picture Industry. Broadway—
where anything and everything does
happen. It won't be long now until
you can see thc picture that turned
New York upside down; it's a picture
that brings you behind the scenes of
the dizzy night clubs—where anything
can happen—and usually does happen;
where EVERYTHING goes. It's a
blazing drama with girls, guns, gangsters, gigolos.   It's dramatic dynamite!
acted   as  chairman   and   made   tbe I by Mrs. Matt Stewart, and the eon-
The home of Mrs. E. Roberts, New
Townsite, was recently the scene of
a happy gathering when Mrs. Huberts ontprUlue-d u few friend,* in
honor of her daughter Dorothy's
flrst birthday. Centering the well-
appointed ten table was the lovely
birthday cake with its one pretty
candle. Dorothy was the recipient
of many pretty gifts and best wishes
for hot- future,
LANG'S DRUG STOUE
BEING TRANSFORMED
was proud to be able to offer io the
winners in the various competitions
his unstinted praise. Their sportsmanship at all times had been magnificent and he also expressed the
hope that next year a great deal
more interest would be displayed in
the club's activities. The club numbered approximately 150 and a club
with a membership like that was
capable of doing a great deal of
good. He reviewed the activities of
the club during the past season,
very briefly, paying a great tribute
to the members responsible for the
revival of trap-shooting. Since
trap-shooting had been inaugurated
three more cups had been presented to the club and with the cups already held by Cumberland Rod and
Gun Club, there was bound tn be,
at least, he thought and hoped so,
a great deal more interest in the
coming season. Cups and prizes
were then presented to the successful competitors as follows:
The Glhbs Cup, for the biggest
catch of fish in one day on Lake
Cumberland, won by Ed. Morris.
Prize for the boatman of the winning boat, $5.00 won by A. Merletti,
The Maynard Cup and $10.00 for
the biggest fish caught in the Lake,
won by Sam Williams, fish, 6V6 tbs,
For trap shooting, the prizes were
emblematic of the club championship;
Frelone Cup, for the highest score,
Wm. McLellan, Jr., 2nd prize, silver
spoon, Joe Gordon.
Reifel Cup, Louis Frelone; 2nd
prize, silver spoon, p, Bono.
Gun Club Cup. Carl Coe; 2nd
prize, silver spoon, R. Frelone.
Doubles Shoot, lst, Joe Gordon;
nd, Louis Frelone.
Birthday Party For
Eight Year Old Boy
Cumberland, Dec. 3.—Honoring liar
Extensive   alterations   at   Lang's
Drug   Store   are   almost   completed
and when the decorators gel through j
probably this week-end, ihe old drug I
store    will    have    been    completely        , „   ,
transformed. Mr. Lang states that, nephew. Lcroy Richardson, on the oc-
he is sorry that so many of bis cus-tension of hit* eighth birthday, Miss
tomers had to wait so long ut var-[ Annie Haywood entertained at a Jolly
ious times before being waited on, i kldles- party on gnturday afternoon,
but under tho circumstances it was* . *    ,   .   .   . ,
phuol-JtgTy unavoidable. He also , Games and contests M *■*<-*» ^ranged
Btatos that with the alterations just; for the entci tatnment of the young
completed  he will  be able to  fHyq' folks.
hetter service than ever before. The ! The supper taWe iaden w1th a,j th„
store   certainly  looks  a  great  deal   . .,     .       ....       , ....
better   already   and   will   compare deUcacIes cnlldren  !°ve'  WttS  P"""*
very favorably with any drug store decorated  and occupying  a  place  of
in a much larger place than Cum-. ; prominence  was  the  lovely  birthday
berland.     Monday,   it   it.   expected cake ^th it8 elght gay QlxBA}e«
wil] see everything running In first      .„   .       ,  .       , . ,       ., ..„,
class order again and a cordial in- j AU J?ined -n WiaWlW MM youthfll
vitation is extended to one and all
solation by Miss Lou Sheppard.
The hostess served delightful refreshments during the evoning.
A Dixie-Land Tea and Gift stall,
under auspices of the Girls' Talent
club of Holy Trinity Anglican
Church will be held in the Parish
Hall on Tuesday, P?rember 10th,
from 3 to (I p.m.
* *    •
A sum of $25.00 was handed to
the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Cumberland General Hospital by Mr. T.
Nnkanishi which had been collected I
from the Japanese residents. The
gift was very much appreciated and
the donors thanked heartily. !
•   •   •
Mrs. J. Watson was hostess at a |
jolly bridge party on Tuesday even- j
ing   when   three   tables   of   bridge
were  in  play.    After cards  dainty'
refreshments   were   served   by    the
hostess.    The flrst prize for bridge-
was awarded to Mrs. Chas. Whyte. I
second   to   Mrs.   H.   Parkinson   and
consolation  to  Mrs.   Quinn,    Those j
present included Mesdames Hudson,
Gear,   Whyte,   Richardson,   Abrams,;
J.  Devlin,  J.  J.  Potter,   Parkinson,
Clark,   Quinn,  J.  D.   Davis  and  K.
Brown,
• •   •
The many friends of Mr. "Jimmy"
Quinn will be glad to hear that he
successfully passed his examinations for first class mine manager's
certificate. Mr. Quinn has heen
studying for several months, determined to come out with bis "ticket." !
See Raymond Hatton and Wallace
Beery in "THE BIG KILLING" at]
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland,
this  week-end.
The annual meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of Holy Trinity
Anglican Church met at the Viciu- j
age on Monday evening. Tbe various reports read showed a very sue-1
cessful year. All obligations had
been met ami donations to varietal
objects increased.   Off^cei* sleeted
were the same fffl last year, tbe meeting feeling thai after such good
work another term by last year'h
officers would be advisable. The
officers are: President, Mrs. J.
ConWfly) Secretary, Mrs. H. Bryan]
Treasurer, Mrs. Stevenson; Dore&R
secretary, Mrs. J. It. Gray, fallowing a very successful meeting, Mrs.
E. O. Robathan served refreshments.
Geo. Hannay
Fights Against
Conviction
Wins   Appeal   and   Will   Have
New Hearing—Asks For Renewal of Hunting; License
A case of unusual interest in local
circles, in connection with the enforcement of the Game Act, is that
of George Hannay, who is at present out on bail in the sum of $500,
having been charged with pit lamping, in the vicinity of Alberni Mountain, on October 18th . Hannay was
convicted, and sentenced to 4f> days
in jail by Magistrate A. G. Freeze,
of Alberni. He appealed the case,
and before Judge Barker, in Alberni
on October 21st, the sentence was
upheld and Hannay was subsequently taken to Okalla to start sentence.
In the meantime, however, ho had
made a second appeal, to the Court
of Appeal of British Columbia, and
Chief Justice Macdonald on Monday
last, allowed the appeal on representations made, and granted bail
in the sum above mentioned. Mr.
Hannay is now at liberty, and the
case will come up for further hearing on January 7th.
Ha
grievance
Mr. Hannay states that he has
received notification from Mr. Bryan
Williams, Chief Game Commissioner,
that his fire-arms license for this
year has been cancelled, and further,
he is informed that no license will
he issued to him under the Game
Act for one year from date. Mr.
Hannay contends that this notification is without justification, and that
until his case has been decided by
tho Court of Appeal, Mr.  Williams
Huge Sum To Be
Spent OnElk Falls
In a list of hydro-electric* projects
just issued from Victoria amounting
to $110,000,000, twelve million dollars is mentioned as the sum set
aside by the B. C, Electric for development' of the Elk Falls at Campbell   Itiver.    Rights  of  this   water
power has been given to thi d of
March, 1981 to file plans and start
construction. The other hydro-electric project at this end of the Island on the list is that of the Forest
Products, Limited, a subsidiary of
the International Harvester Company, which has Immense holdings
of pulp-lands tributary to the Nnmp-
kish River. This construction will
be to develop 60,000 horse power at
an estimated cost of half a milium.
In the bulletin issued it Is said thai
this development will take place in
the next few years.
For their expenditure of $ 110,-
000,000, power companies will obtain 040,000 horsepower, or almost
twice the total present output of the
entire   province.
At the beginning of this year, B,
C. was producing 564,792 horsepower and when thv programme now
authorized is completed the production will be 1,500,79. The great!
strides made in hydro development j
in the last fifteen years is seen ir
the fact that in 1014 the totol output was 64,474  horsepower.
Arbitrators
To Meet On
December 17
Mayor .Maxwell To Attend
City Representative
As
Teachers* Sick
Leave Before
School Board
Principal  Apps To  Visit   Vancouver On Oriental Question
The regular meeting of the Cumberland Board of School Trustees
was held on Thursday night with
all members present except Trustee
Henderson who was unable to be
present owing to pressure of business.
A communication was received
from the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company quoting a price of
$179.00 for an electric hand drier
After some discussion it was decfd
ed to leave the matter for next
year's board to decide. Reports
has acted hastily," and has deprived I wt'rP also  received  from  Principals
F. R.   Shenstone,   High   School   and
G. Apps, Public School and were ordered filed. Accounts were received and ordered filed and tho principals of the two schools asked Lo
prepare a list of the necessary supplies for the coming year.
Teacher*'   Sick   Leave
The   introducing  of  the   teachers'
sick   leave  brought  on   quite   a  discussion as did the question of hand-
Ppeal l ling Orientals in Public Schools. The
B.C.? ] discussion     centreing     round     the
teachers'  sick  leave  was  whether  it
should be determined by the school
year or the  official  calen-
Arguments favoring both
him of the liberties of other hunters
the Province. As.a result he has
sent the following telegram to Mr,
Williams:
"J. W. Graham, district game wor-
ilen here, informs me you have ordered   cancellation   of   my   firearms
license.    Since you issued this order
Chief Justice Macdonald has allowed my appeal to the Court of Appeal.
Is it possible for you to rescind order pending hearing of my
before  the  Appeal  Court of
Please wire reply at my expense
(Signed)   George  Hannay."
As yet Mr. Hannay has received | calendar
no reply. , fav y9M
Married And Single^
Play Badminton
The Workmen's Compensation
Board, which recently visited Cumberland in un official capacity, decided    after   due   consideration    to
to visit the new store.
Idiens, 18-81; Miss M. Allen and Duncan won from Miss Waterfleld and
Ash, 21-13.
guest of honor many happy returns of I award  the  compensation  to   Mr.  J.
the day.   Those present were:  Leroy  "Sonny" Potter, who has bcen ser-
Richardson. Sam and Willie Armstrong, \ iously ill for the past ten months.
Allan Mitchell, John Dunsmore, Ron-1     Mr. Tommy Fisher, of Vancouver,
aid    Spooner,    Margaret    Armstrong,
Kotiert Mitchell, Peter Mitchell.
I was a visitor to Cumberland during
, the week.
Very interesting and the cau
much merriment was the badminton
tournament held at the I'nited
Church hall on Tuesday evening
when the married members vs. single
members tried, conclusions in the
mixed doubles. At times there was
a great deal of excitement as those
op the lines urged on their favorites. At the end of play those of
single blessedness held the high end
of a 88-$Q Score. It is expected
that other games will be played during the next week. Following were
the results:
Mrs. Mann nnd C. Nash won from
Miss Sheppard and G. Horwood. loll; Mrs. Treen and S Mann lost to
L. Carey and J. Stevenson, 6-lBi
Mrs. Brown and D. McLean won
from Miss A. Haywood and C. Horwood, 15-14; Mrs, Spooner and L,
It. Stevens lost to Miss K. Carey
and T. Little, 13-16; Mrs. Brown
and II. Treen lost to Miss Auehterlonie and S. Mounce, 10-18] Mrs.
Treen and C. Nash lost to Miss K
Hunden and J. Auehterlonie, 7-15;
Mrs. Mann and D. Robertson won
from Miss J. Brown and B. Wilcock,
15-6; Mrs. Spooner aud I). McLean
won from Miss E, Uilng and B. Wilcock,   16-7.
I were advanced when  it was eventu-
lly decided that the school calendar
ear lie adhered to.
Orientals   in   Public   Schools   also
took  up  some  considerable  time  of
the   board   and   after   reviewing   the
f   subject from every angle it was decided  to give the principal  of  the
public school two days' leave of absence to visit the Vancouver schools
and study the Orientnl question
there and report nt a later meeting
of the hoard.
Hiitoricat  Picture!
Mr. Apps brought up the matter
of historical pictures, the samo as
the   University   of  British   Columbia
have hung in the various room;'
principal of the public school
grnnted permission to buy thi
turus, providing they do not
over   $20.00.
pic-
cost
Mr. and Mrs. E. Roberts motored
to Nanaimo on Saturday, returning
on  Sunday.
Mr. Tommy Dunn visited his parents at Nanaimo at the week-end.
WORK AT LOCAL PLAY
HOUSE FINISHED
The workmen at tbe llo-llo Tb"
litre have completed their alterations. The wiring has been completed and all is now ready for tho
introducing of the Talkies which will
take   place   on   Monday.      In   answer
to a number of enquiries wo are
able to announce that the price of
admission for the talking pictures
will be adults, 00c; box seats 75c;
children 85c. There will be two
shows eneh evening at 7 and 1' and
a matinee every Wednesday and
Saturday at 8 o'clock, admission for
which will be adults 50c; box seats
60c.; children 25c.
On Monday morning of next week
the workmen go on to Courtenay
where they will commence work at
the Gaiety Theatre, In preparation
for thc installation of Talkies there.
At a Bpeclal meeting of the Cumberland City Council with Mayor
Alex. Maxwell presiding and Aldermen C. J. Parnham, T. II. Mumford,
J, Ledingham and J. Williams pie-
sent held last night il was unanimously decided that the meeting originally set by tli- arbitrators in the
matter of the proposed purchase of
the Cumberland Elictric Ligting
Company's assets be adhered to.
The Electric Light company was desirous of obtaining a further extension and asked for tbe meeting
to be held on January 17th instead
of December 17th. The special
meeting was held in answer to a
letter sent by the City Clerk to the
solicitor acting for the city, Mr,
McDalrmid and after hearing the
reply from the solicitor the city
fathers unanimously decided that
the meeting be held on the 17th of
December and that Mayor Maxwell
be present at the meeting which
would be held in the city of Vancouver.
An informal talk followed the
regular business and it appeared to
be the opinion of all the aldermen
that a second postponement of tbe
meeting was hardly necessary. Tne
original meeting should have been
held on November 19th, then on
December 17th and it was freely
stated that to postpone it for one
more month would be out of the
question.
Bride-To-Be Much
Surprised Guest
At Jolly Party
The home of Mis. J. Thoburn, New
Townsite, was on Tuesday evening
last the scene of a very pretty miscellaneous shower and surprise party complimentary to Miss Eva Mon-
crieff whose marriage to Mr. C. Buttress takes place this month. Mrs.
E. Roberts. .Mrs. Smith and Mrs.
Dakers were co-hostesses and a very
large number of guests attended, A
lovely color scheme was carried out
in the decorations of the rooms,
mauve, pink and white prevailing.
Miss Moncrief! had intended spending a quiet evening visiting Mrs.
Thoburn so her surprise when finding a lame number of guests had
arrived before her and were awaiting her coming may better be imag-
ned than described. She was es-
■orted to a seat of honor to the
.trains of the wedding march played
by Master Robert Thoburn and im-
icdiately little Misses Edna Tho-
urn and Marjorle Smith, prettily
owned in pink and white, brought
ito the room a waggon gaily decorated in the same colors and laden
with lovely gifts. Mrs. Thoburn
le the presentation and the guest
of honor having by this time somewhat regained her composure, made
neat   reply,   thanking  the  donors.
Cards, games and contests were
now entered into with zest by all
present. Card winner- were: First,
Mrs. Spence; second, Mrs. Ada
Brown; consolation, Mrs, Slaughter,
The peanut race was won by .Mrs.
E. Roberts with Miss Moncrietf gaining the consolation. Miss Vorna
Murray and Mrs. Slaughter captured
prizes In amusing candy and crack-
eating contests, Mrs, E, Brown
and Mrs, Murray, the consolations,
while Mrs. Murray won thc n i Icnl
hair game. Adding to the njo
ment of the evening wi i c lo by
Mr*-.  R, Jam< '      I     B   iwn
anil  piano   i led Ion    bj   Mrs.  Finch
and  Mrs.   Ki nmarc,    Di llciou    r<
freshmenti   wore   crved bj  the ho
toss,
During the evoning a burlesque
wedding was enacted, the co tumes
and make ups for which we ■■ -i
ream." Thr <■;< t wai : \'< ide,
Mrs. W. Moncrioff; groom, Mrs,
Dakers; bridesmaid, Mrs, Ada Brown;
besl man. Mrs. Kenmai o; flower-
girl, Mrs. I*:. Roberl ■; bridi 'a mother,
Mrs. ll. Brown; clergyman, Mrs.
Bell,     Mrs,   Finch  played   the  wed-
ng march.
A very merry evening was brought
to a close hy tin* singing of "For
She's a Jolly Good Fellow" and expressions of good wishes to the
bride-elect.
A heathen country i.s one in which
tbe pay roll can be transferred without
armored  car.--Brooklyn Times.
"The Terror," 100 per cent. Talking Picture, Ilo-Ilo, Dec. 9,10 and 11
SEE AND HEAR MAY McAVOY, LOUISE FAZENDA, EDWARD EVERETT HORTON, ALEC. FRANCIS, MATTHEW BETZ AND A NUMBER OF OTHER FILM STARS. PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY,   DECEMBER  li.   192U
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED  EVERY  FKIDAY   AT  CUMBERLAND,   B.C
EDWARD W. BICKLE
"LUXURY'
OFFICIALS
MONEY LOST IN CRASH
and
are
and
con-
e llu
■ash which would have been available to keep
lomestic trade humming has vanished. What
he net result will be on industrial activity and
ipon employment can only be conjectured, but
it cannot be beneficial.
r
THE NEWS
Ii may surprise some
money is spent on news)
ill other forms of advei
VPER LEADS
people to learn that more
laper advert!! ing than on
ising combined.
Car Cards
Outdoor ads	
Farm papers
Business papers
General magazines
Newspaper adverti ling
These figures need littlf
The newspaper
mresl and most
iiiblic attention.
The man who h
'rom tho figures
OKI-it 1AJ-.S concerned with Government
venues as well as those of the Trade
Commerce   and   Labor   departments
keenly concerned as to the fruits of October
November collapse of stock market values.
Obviously the great descent of prices must be
reflected in next year's income tax returns.
Quite as obviously it must exercise a great influence upon public demand for luxuries and fnr
many of those items which were a short time ago
regarded as luxuries, but are now generally
sidered neces ities of life. How great will b
depression of public revenues and how severe the
industria reai io and consequent reduction in
employment, are the problems which Ministers
anil officials an ati mptins to solve in advance.
If market authorities can be accepted, more
than $100,000,000,000 have been shorn from stock
values in the succession of panics al New York,
If that be true il can be estimated that the dozens
of other exchanges throughout the continent have
the aggregate witnessed reverse of almost
corresponding volume. In countless thousandsIyoui'Cnristmas
of cases people who were rich in September were1
But in even more instances, where people were
in debt in November.
not entirely wined out, they saw their profit margins lost anil their working capital seriously eaten
into. The money that would have ordinarily gone
into more automobiles, more expensive radios,
into travel, into new homes, into a hundred things
that can be done without, is gone.
Canadians were largely engaged in United
States market operations and a great number of
them lost heavily there. In addition securities
listed on Canadian exchanges dropped perhaps
$4,000,000,000 in the debacle. The share value
of International  Nickel alone fell  nearly  $600,-
A recent survej in the United States provides
some interesting figures in this connection.
They show the following amounts spent on the
various methods of advertising in the last year:
.  $    15,0(10,000
(15,000,000
30,000,000
100,000,000
300,000,000
736,000,000
comment.
When those who are experts in merchandising
methods   decide   thai   newspaper   advertising   i.s
rth more than all Other forms combined, the
iral is plain.
remains  unchallenged  as  the
iffective means of attracting
anything
pioted  jusl
m
osl likely to get results.
can realize
what  medium  is
io sel
•MAIL THEM EARLY"
'here is nothing new  in  lhe advice to "Mail I
.'ins Early" this year, hut it |
is just as sound as ever.
Human beings like lo procrastinate, With most
id' us there is a prevailing tendency lo lei matters
wait until the last moment and then go after them
as if it was a question of life or death. And the
mailing of Christmas presents is no exception.
There is no sound reason why Christmas presents cannot be posted well in advance to avoid
Hooding the mails at the last moment. At best,
the postal system has to handle a tremendously
increased volume of mail during the holiday season, and this is all the more reason why it should
not be Hooded with the bulk of it at the last moment.
You can do your part—Play fail' with the post-
000,000. I man and at the same time insure prompt delivery
It is self-evident that many millions of surplus'of your parcels—by mailing early.
HEALTH SERVICE
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association. 184, College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTIC!
CLINICS
A consideration of the problems
growing out of tuberculosis is definitely encouragin:: und should be sufficient
stimulus for greater effort. Encouragement comes from the fact that
while this disease continues to take
a heavy toll of human lives—over 7,800
in Canada during 1928—it has been
conquered to a considerable extent, and
year by year its ravages are being lessened.   A resolve to persevere, and de-
termlnation to make a greater effort
have come as the result of selng that
past and present elforls have been and
are effective, and that the only limit
to their effectiveness has been the extent to which the work done has been
limited. While it is true that many
factors have indirectly contributed to
the reduction which has occurred in
tuberculosis .it is equally true that the
greatest reductions have taken place,
(.nil might almost say, in direct proportion to the extent of the antituberculosis campaign.
Afore and more attention is being
focussed on the need tor early diagnosis, fn order to ensure a fair chance
for recovery, treatment must be started in the early stages of the disease.
f In order to control and prevent the
spread of tuberculosis, it is necessary
that cases be recognized early and that
patients be educated and trained so
tiiat they will not pass on the infection
to others. To attain these two desirable aims, it is necessary that early
diagnosis be made. This fact has been
recognized, and scattered across Canada, are centres where examinations
are made and the disease detected in
its early stages. This is desirable not
only for the case, but for the public;
because it means control of the spread
of the disease and public protection.
These diagnostic clinics are maintained by seme Provincial Governments
and by the tuberculosis sanatoria. Like
everything else of that type, the clinic1- cost money to equip and maintain,
A reasonable opportunity to assist the
sanatoria in this work is provided
through the Christmas Seallsale, which
is commended to our readers.
Wonder if people will continue get-
ling famous at a rate fast enough to
satisfy the testimonial ad. demand —
Marshall County Banner.
li
Gift Suggestions in a large a-,;! varied selection of Fancy a
Purses and Handbags, Scarfs. Silk Hosiery; Kid, Fabric ami
Needlework, Choker and Bead KocklacoK.
ul Novelty Goods,  Ladies'
Fur Lined Gloves,  Fancy
Non-Rave
Silk Underwear, Pyjamas.
Christmas B' xcs
Nightgowns. Dance Sets, Vests. Bloomer Sets in Fancy
Lace Collars, Flowers. Fancy Buckle.-., Kimonas and House Slippers
Dress Lengths, Fancy Towels
Ladies' Silk Parasols, Silk 'and Velvet
Special Values in Evening and Afternoon Dresses in Velvets, Crepes and Satin, from
$13.75 to S23.50
Cellaese and Rayon Bed Spreads in plain self-colors with fancy Shearing and Ruffles, in Old
Rose. Gokl and Nile Green, from S7.30 to S1G.50
Christmas  Handkerchiefs in  fancy  boxes,   from
r,.->o. to S1.25
Christmas Novelties in Shoetrecs. .Manicure Sets,
Vanity Sets. Powder putts. Neckhues and Work-
boxes, Toilet Cases. Atomizers and Fancy Trays.
EVERYTHING  FOR THE BABY
Polka  Jackets.  Silk and  Voile  Dresses,  Bootees,
Bibs. Bonnets, Rattles, Toilet Sets. Silk Covers and
Teddy Bear Toys
Cut Glass  and  Hand  Painted  China.  Casseroles.
Salad Bowls. Berry Dishes. Cake Stands, Biscuit
-^w-r.,J—,™ . lars, Marmalade Jars. Nut Bowls and Crackers.
Vill   1 u\ iand Fancy Tea Pots
MEN'S DEPARTMENT
GIFTS!
New Suits in plain Navy and Navy with pin stripe. Overcoats in Chinchilla and Tweeds. Hats. Caps.
Sweater Coats.   Jumbo Knit Pull-over Sweaters in Plain Black and White,
bat;i robes and smokino jackets
Pyjamas, Shirts—Silk and Broadcloth in individual Boxes. Ties, Mufflers, Socks. Suspenders, Garters,
Armbands. Belts. Gloves. Handkerc liefs- all put up in fancy Christmas Bo;.cs. House Slippers, Hair
Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Collar Cases, Handkerchief Cases, Cull Links, Tie Pins. Leather Purses and
Card Cases, Tobacco Pouches, Cigarette Holders. Cigarette Cases. Bridge Sets, Suit Cases. Club Bags and
Trunks, Auto Rugs.
LOYS- DEPARTMENT
Suits. Overcoats, Long Pants. Knickers and Bloomers. Shoes and Oxfords in Black and Tan, Hosiery,
Caps, Shirts and Blouses. Sweaters. Jumbo Knit Sweater Coats—Black with Orange Trimming and Red
with Black trimming. Heavy A11-Y\jo1 Mackinaw Coats and Blazers, Fine Kid Gloves, Wool Gloves, Cowboy Gauntlets, Pyjamas, Belts. Tic-. Handkerchiefs. Mufflers, Tic and Mulller Sets.
P.
P. H
ai mon
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courlenay             Phone  MS
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in  Evenings
Telephone U5R or 24
KING GEORGE HOTEL
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
0K NTRALLY  LOCATED
(^nnbcrland
'„ Hotel
ACCOMMODATION TIIE HEST
Ileum* Slcam Healed
W. ME1MIF1ELD, I'ron.
; Commercial
; lleiulnunrtc
Haiti    ;
UmnnniMt j
Births
tion  war  to  the  withdrawal  of   the form a very interesting collection.
To Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Corfleld. ou
November 28. at St. Joseph's Hospital.
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Watt, of Comox, at St. Joseph's hospital, on December 1, a daughter.
British forces from Canada in 1870.
Not least important among such historical sources available is the collcc-
The library has some 40,000 volumes
as well as (i.OOl) pamphlets, newspapers
and  periodicals, many of  them  rare
Distributed by
CANADIAN  FAIRBANKS-MORSE CO. LTD., 798 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Sold by
LANGS' LIMITED, CUMBERLAND
We understand from the advertise'
ments that the college lads are at least \
passing their cigarette tests with great!   Manuscripts of the French and Eng-
success this year.-Arkansas Gazette. ;lih  llcliod  maP9  aI»<l  charts-  liailti"
. i drawn  either  thc  original  copies  or
prints, are among the material assembled which proves invaluable to writ-
and historians.
tl)n of piituies. paintings, drawings; and original editions. Letters from
and prints, which was really commene-: men who are known even to the young-
ed in 1900, There are some 1500 train- est child student of history, such as
ed pictures. 6.000 unframed separate Brock, Montcalm, Sir Wilfrid Laurier
pictures, and In all they number some laud Sir John A. Macdonald form an
30,000. I interesting section.
Fascinating Links
In Canada's History
	
Instituted with the plan ol prescrv-
Ing all government records which per-!
tain to the history of Canada, and
which are oi practical use, the Public
Archives ,of Canada, situated ln Ot- j
tawa, contain many collections of ar-I
tides of intense interest.
It is necessary to delve into the his- ] |
iltory of the formation of Canada to j
realize the manuscripts and documents I
which  are  ol  importance  at   the  Ar-1
chives.   Originally what are now lhe |
provinces of Ontuno and Quebec formed the French colony of Canada, or |
New France, and those ol Nova Scotia, j
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island   the   French   colony   of   Acadia.
What are now the western provinces,
so far as they had any admlnistraliun,
were under the control of ihe Hudson
Bay Company,    in 1701 the provinces
were divided into Upper and  Lower
Canada and in  1840 It was officii Hy
declared lo be the province oi Canada,
Many papers of state were lost in
this period and others were taken back
to France Tlie original papers nf the
regime of 17litl are in Paris. Local
iccords ol judicial, seigneurial and
minor administrative character are in
Quebec.
in 1871 a petition signed by scholars
and writers was presented parliament
asking nccess to the historical records
if the country,   The olllces of lhe Do- i
minion Archives were then erected un-1
der the Minister of Agriculture,
Lord Minto. govern or-genera I of i
Canada, in 1003 showed Interest in the
compiling of records and it was due
to his zeal that thc present building i
was built. Through his influence a
very important collection ol early
papers nre now housed there and records of historical importance in the
possession of the Dominion Government of earlier date than 1807. The
British Government contributed thc
great bulk ol headquarters papers of
the British army in North America
from the end of the American Revolu-
Dr. A. G. Doughty is the Dominion
Archivist and Dr. J. F. Kenney is director of historical research and publicity.
lidifor's note: Tliis is thc first of a
Beries oi articles which will deal with
fascinating links in Canada's history.
SCOTTISH LAUNDRY
FIltST CLASS WHITE
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Dyers and Dry Cleaners
Special    family   laundry   rati.
Orders  left  at  tbe  Ritz  Cafe,
'phone IfiO, Cumberland will receive prompt attention.   A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 228
Cumberland 1B0
The GEM
BARBER SHOP
opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any style lie
Ladles' hair cut any style iOo
••' TELEPHONE 100
TAXI
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bar BWT
Sunday Morning
War posters collected by Dr. Doughty' row housed tor posterity ht Ottawa.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Aye.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
3% ms:.^atK:.rsmz::.iatc:.^m'-
DON'T FAIL TO INCLUDE
| Comox Whole Wheat Flour
I
I In Your Next Grocery Order.
Obtainable nt your Favorite Grocery.
Bread and Muffins are more satisfying if mado with
Comox Whole Wheat Flour, but to get the treat of
a lifetime use. .......
COMOX CREAMERY BUTTER
■J^s\\y^    . ^*mwb*+    i t^aa^^.j^^a^**...
"The Golden Spread for
Whole  Wheat  Bread"
:-s**cz~im~xmjKL:7smm:zaa
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C. t-'RIDAY,   DECEMBER  li,   1029
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PAGE THREE
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MATT BROWN'S GROCERY
- Specials -
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade, 4 tb. tins .. 65c ■
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade fancy glass
jars 30c, 2 for   55c
'/> dozen McLaren Jelly Powders   50c
1 Wedgwood English Fancy Cup and Saucer .... $1.25
Value    $1-75
EXTRA SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY       (J»-|   QK
SELLING   tpleOU
Fancy Packet Biscuits, 10c pkt., 3 for 25c
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c lb., 2 lbs. for 55c
Fig Bars, 35c lb, 3 lbs. for   95c
Home's Extracts, Lemon and Vanilla, 8 oz jug
each   35c
Heavy Cocoanut Door Mat, medium size  $1.35
Large size   $1.65
Electric Light Globes, clear, all sizes, 10, 15, 25, 40
and 60 Watt, each 35c, or 3 for  $1.00
Globes, frosted, 25, 40 Watt, each 40c, 2 for  75c
Famous Okanagan Apples, buy them by d»0 /?C
box, Jonathan and Mackintosh Reds, box VeWeOfJ
Bounded By Picturesque Country
The City Of Cumberland Is
Ambitious For Progress
Primary Need of Mining Town Is Building of Roads to Give It
Direct Outlet on Island Highway and Provide Opening to
Wonderland of Island
11
Cumberland, a mining town six miles , Lake to Long Beach,
west ot Courtenay and about 145 miles j Thus Cumberland people have map-
from Victoria via Royston, Is about | ped out a vcrJ. ambitious programme
ten miles from Union Bay. To the and „ verJ, practical one too. The more
latter port practically all coal mined at;one examines the more one becomes
Cumberland finds its way for export. ; impressed with the necessity for start-
While coal has been the basic Indus-, ing on the Cumberland to Alberni road
try for many years, Cumberland people ■ at once. There are some who say that
and their leading men are now looking j a start should be made on the' West
in other directions to see what can be i coast Road and the highway from
done to make their town a better and [ Cumberland at the same time and they
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials,
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS   DOORS,
SHINGLES,
KILN   DRIED   FLOORINGS
AND FURNISHNGS.
WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHORT
NOTICE WITH REASONABLE CHARGES.
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PHfslMFS 1 Nl8llt ca"3:  134X Cou^len,I,
i norma j0fflce.  159 CumD,rlana.
more prosperous one ln the years to
| come.
Cumberland's surrounding country is
I very picturesque. To the west and
northwest lie the Beaufort range of
mountains and the Dome Glacier. Be
Itwecn the town and the mountains is
I Lake Cumberland, once known as the
Puntledge, later the Comox. The people of Cumberland feel that the name
Lake Cumberland Is a better nnme be
cause they claim being only three miles
from their town warrants the lake having their town name. What is more,
I all advertisements and all writings
j about the lake, whether by the Boaid
!of Trade or any other authoritative
body in Cumberland use Lake Cumberland as the official name.
The Board of Trade and other leading bodies feel the time has come for
a more vigorous policy along many lines
of development. One of the most urgent tn the minds of these official
bodies Is the building of a road from
Lake Cumberland to Alberni. Thc distances is about twenty-two miles. This
road would bring Cumberland on to
the Island Highway belt, continue on
to Cameron Lake, through Parksville
or Qualicum Beach, north to Union
Bay, Royston and Courtenay and back
to Cumberland. This Is not the only
objective of the Cumberland people.
They want also when the Albernl-
Cumberland road extension is built, to
be ready to go farther west along the
Alberni Canal to connect up to the
West Coast Road and on to Victoria.
They, too, have an eye on the roadway
that will some day be built from Sproat
are very anxious about this, because
some fear that with the provincial authorities looking northward at the present time, any road work or building
on Vancouver Island might get sidetracked.
Must Not Be Delayed
One cannot help mentioning that
there is grave fear among many people
on Vancouver Island that lhe Government's proposed Alaska road-building
programme is likely to delay progress
on the Island, and stress the point that
the requirements of thc districts mentioned must not be lost sight of in any
road-building programme (luring the
coming years.
When one reads of the many "far-
off" proposals, the people in the northern towns on Vancouver Island wonder whether the rcsopnsible authorities
have all made themselves acquainted
with all the very beautiful areas worthy of linking up by roads in these
northern and western territories, some
suggest it would be better to have these
picturesque areas completed flrst,
that immediate use can be made by
the many tourists who read always of
Vancouver Island being "a paradise"
There is no mistake about the latter
phrasing.
Could our leading authorities but
spend a few days on the mountain
tops, on Ihe many beautiful lakes and
streams, rivers and valleys, it is believed they would say, "Let us get busy
right here and go north later on."
New Wharf and Tourist Park
Cumberland is losing no time getting
Try and duplicate tHene feature* of the
World's Greatest
Gainaday Electric Washer
at anything like the PRICE
Heavy   solid  copper   tub  nickel  plated,   self   cleaning   and  of
the thermo type composed of dead air apace between tub and
cabinet.
Water Action Washing alone,    No moving parta in tub.
Absolutely rustless throughout.
Centre drain, no stopping.
Cut steel gears, unbreakable.
Silent gears, and clutch.
Timken roller bearings,
V-Belt Drive won't run off.
Washes faster than any other.
Aluminium wringer with the guaranteed rolls.
One-shot   oiling   system.
and a host of other features too NUMEROUS to mention.
All for only $169.50 on easy terms.
Phono for a demonstration or call in and see this wonderful
machine at the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
P.D.Q. Daily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
AND ALL WAY POINTS
Leave Courenay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
WE CARRY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
—PHONES—
Courlenay  178;   Cumberland  77;   Qualicum   61U;   Nanaimo  !t
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.  Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
h^SSSS^SSM'SSS'eSlu.ijuMiui
wtumwuwiMi
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
■ ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL PLUMBING
■ AND REPAIR WORK.
■
•  IIIIIHHIMIIIIMIIIHIIItlllllUfHIIIIMI
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Msnager.
■ ■■■■■■■••■•• MMMMIMH ■• •■■■••■■■•■■
Layritz Nurseries Ltd,
VICTORIA, B.C
Est. 1890
HEADQUARTERS    FOR    RELIABLE    NURSERY    STOCK
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free—
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Ilo.\ 127, Cumberland
Automobile Side Curtains Repaired
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Also Harness Repairs
E. L. SAUNDERS
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
RILEY'S TRANSFER
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store wil! receive
1^     PROMPT ATTENTION     ^
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
ready for next years tourist trade. Thc
Federal Government has built tho first
section of n wliarf on Lake Cumberland
af a cost of about $3,000. Tlie total
cost, when completed, will be about
$7,000. The wharf is only three miles
from the town of Cumberland, and
runs through a very fine park recently
donated by the Comox Logging Company. The size of thc park, together
with that of the Provincial Government's i also donated by the Comox
Logging Company), will be about eighty acres all told. The timber is very
fine and straight, and due to the fact
that on one side of thc lake is a very
high ridge and no wind can penetrate,
there are no limber windfalls. It is intended to make a first-class auto park
right away and be In line for much of
the tourist trade that must come to
Lake Cumberland when in proper
shape.
It is believed the Provincial Government will preserve this fine stand of
timber in the park for all time.
The lake has many trout of the fighting kind that anglers love. The Cumberland area is a hunter's paradise.
Game abounds, there being plenty of
deer, geese, ducks, pheasants and
grouse while trapping is carried on
during the winter months.
Cumberland has a very active Hoard
of Trade and a Canadian Club. The
latter co-operates with the clubs of
Courtenay and Union Bay. the membership being about 100.
No Tax Sales
The town was incorporated in January of 1898. The flrst Mayor was
Lewis Mounce. The present Mayor is
Alexander Maxwell and there are six
councillors. The city clerk is W. H.
Cope and this amiable official spoke
with great pride of the fact that Cumberland had had no tax sales for three
years and that ninety per cent of the
taxes  had  been paid for  1929.
The townsite is not large and stands
on about forty acres. One of the earliest settlers was the late George Clinton
who built the ten miles of railway
from Cumberland to Union Bay. The
late Mr. Clinton also built the first
electric lighting plant at Cumberland
and owned and operated the same until
early this year.
The town of Cumberland was first
started on what is known as Chinatown, west of the present site, and was
first called Union. Later a change was
made and the town of Cumberland
came into being. In the early days
people had to walk ten miles to Comox
to get their mail, which arrived about
once a fortnight.
Variable Population
The population varies from 2,000 to
2,h()Q according to the demand for coal.
At one time there were many more people when all the mines were working.
The Cumberland miners seem to be
working more regularly than those in
the central British Columbia mining
towns. Cumberland seems busier than
a year ago. but like other towns would
like just a little more activity.
It is very noticeable that a much
larger number of Orientals arc employed around Cumberland than in
other mining towns on Vancouver Island.
There are Chinese and Japanese settlements just outside the city limits.
The Oriental situation is very interesting on acocunt of the very large
number of children attending the Cumberland schools. The total number attending school including whites and
Orientals is about 500 and there are
eighteen teachers in the two schools.
One-third of the children attending
the Cumberland schools are Orientals.
The Japanese employ a teacher in the
Japanese settlement to teach their
youngest members or new arrivals the
English language before commencing
in the city schools. After they are received in the Cumberland schools a
Canadian teacher is employed to U'ach
all new arrivals. Orientals in a separate class room gain further lessons in
English and they are afterwards admitted to the classes with the white
children. At one time it was found
that far too much time was occupied
in teaching the Orientals to read and
speak English, so this novel measure
was absolutely necessary.
Owned by Women
It is possible to find something most
unusual in any mid every town when
bent on acquiring information. Cumberland is no exception to this rule.
Here one finds that the electric lighting system Is owned and operated solely by women. It is believed to be the
only one on the North American continent and possibly in tlie world where
this condition exists. When you go to
the Cumberland electric light office you
meet at one wicket the part owner of
• the system. Miss Mary Picketu li you
wish lo see the managing director you
go to the very fine office and meet Mrs.
Amy B. Clinton, the managing director and secretary treasurer Then there
is Mrs. Anna Harrison, who is president of the company.
Mrs. Clinton has the system down lo
a very fine point and has at her finger
ends all that there is to know about
their electric light system ,and she will
explain the early history of thc lighting system of Cumberland built by her
husband, Mr. Clinton.
The ladies' electric light company
buy their power and light in bulk from
the Canadian Collieries Co. power plant
and retail to the consumers in Cumberland and to the Royston Lumber
Company.
The rates are 13 cents Ior the first
thirty kilowatt hours, 12 cents for the
next thirty, and 11 cents for the next
forty. Window lighting is aboul six
cents for the first fifty and five and
1 one half cents from fifty to smeventy-
j (Contlauid on Pag* Four)
WZ TALKIES
at the
ILO-ILO THEATRE
Cumberland
commencing
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
December 9th, 10th, llih
-SEE AND HEAR WARNER BROS. 1    L«
2yll00IAU.-TAI.KING PICTURE [    fc?<-    -
THE TERROR
with
MAY LOUISE
McAVOY   FAtfNDA
EDWARD EVFRETT HORTON
ALEC FRANCIS
MATTHEW BETZ ■ •  HOLMES HERBERT
JOHN MILJAN
WCAK WAUACI
ROVDEIHUTH
K.R.VEY GATES
[jfflff CH«*?|B'» LHE PICTbMl I
nn
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday
December 12th, 13th, Nth
The ONE and ONLY -
DIWA¥
Wilh thc original DIALOG tha) will slugger
you with its tenseness; with songs you '.ill
never forget; with a dramatic sweep and an
emotional depth that will hold vou spell-
bound. THERE'S NOTHING ELSE I.IKE
IT IN THE WORLD!
Admission:
Adults, 60c,   Children, 36c,   Box Seal, 75c.
Matinee:
Adults, 50c„   Children, 25c.   Box Sea'. 60c.
8
King George
Hotel
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO TRANSIENT GUESTS
DINING  ROOM
SAMPLE   ROOMS
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland,  B C,
aas--«t.«ss3-i--:'-,4si-HSM^:-s-'-.-s-_—--.
TOILET PREPARATIONS FOR LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN
all the wanted lines carried
Central 'Barber Shop
A. GATZ, Proprietor
A full slock of Powders, (reams, lirilliantinc and
Perfumes carried
RAZORS AND RAZOR BLADES
Cigarettes and Tobaccos PAGE FOUR
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY,   DECEMBER  6,   1029
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Seasonal Gifts
We are ready to show you one of the largest selections
of suitable Gifts for the Christmas Season it has been
our pleasure to put on sale. We ask you to call and
inspect our stock now on view.
Our counters are loaded with just the things that you
would desire for the occasion, and the many new novelties we have on show will surprise you, and the special values will assure you that we have real gifts at
reasonable prices.
We have a good selection of
several of the best makers in
Canada such as the well
known line 'KAYSER' which
for elegance of style and
quality will be hard to beat,
and our price is the same as
you will pay whether you buy
in Toronto or Vancouver, psr
$1.95
pair
CIRCLE BAR
We pride ourselves on this
line which we have been selling for the past seven years,
a lull fashioned hose at$1.50
Pit pair. Many of our customers say it gives equal
wear with the higher priced
line.
LADIES' HANDKERCHIEFS—We have a lovely selection of ladies' handkerchiefs and the values are extra good. See our stock on view at prices to suit most
folks.
LADIES' SCARVES—A most suitable gift for any
lady, and the colorings are snappy. A worthy selection to choose from.
SUTHERLAND'S
DRY GOODS & GENT'S FURNISHINGS
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Tho drawing for the car Tor the
benefit of the widow of the late James
Miller took place at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
on Monday night, the drawing being
in charge of the local order of Eagles,
Ticket No. 425 was the winner and was
j held by Miss Amelia Williams, of West
Cumberland.
See Raymond Hatton and Wallace
Beery in "THE BIG KILLING" at
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland,
this week-end.
Several local boys journeyed to
Nanaimo last week-end and enjoyed
a magnificent banquet at the Mala-
spina Hotel as guests of the Vancouver Daily Province. They wero
the local carriers of the Province
and included Jimmy Robertson,
Hughle Miller ami Stanley Miller.
There were upwards of ninety boys
present and Johnny Robertson, the
West Cumberland boy, says they hnd
a "jake" time. After the bano.uet
llu? young guests visited one of the
Nanaimo  theatres.
• *    •
The Royston and Cumberland
Girl Guides and Brownies, Cubs and
Scouts will attend divine service at
Holy Trinity Church on Sunday.
• •    •
1 Mr, W: Wilson, at ono time a res-
j ident of Cumberland, was a visitor
to the city early in the week, return-
l in*z to the mainland on Wednesday.
| Over 13.000 new laws were passed in
' America last year. There seems to be
an  ample   allowance   for  breakage,—
[ Glasgow Eastern Standard.
Mr. and Mrs. Thoburn and family
motored to Nanaimo Saturday. They
trere accompanied by Mra. Kenmare
and Mrs. Buttress.
Mr. and Mrs. D.
family motored to
week-end.
Bannerman  and
Nanaimo  at  the
Mrs. Kay. of Union Bay. was a visitor to Cumberland during the week.
ihe guest of Mrs. F. Covert.
Twenty-three tables of whist were
in play on Saturday evening when
Cumberland branch of the Canadian
Legion held Us whist drive and dance.
Fortunate lady players were Mrs.
Freeburn and Mrs. Fraser Watson who
gained first and second respectively;
men's prizes went to John Westfield,
flrst and Fred Dawson, second. Ladies 1 her home with relatives here.
of the Auxiliary served enjoyable re-! •    *    »
freshments. A large crowd turned out] In lhe foursome crib competition
to the dance for which music was sup-I ^lst completed at the Athletic club,
piled by Jimmy Walker's Maple Leaf ■ '"Tucker" James and Fred Martin were
orchestra In its usual peppy style. ! -turned winners with Tommy Carney
» ■> • j ind W. Warren obtaining the second.
See Raymond Hatton and Wallace; So successful was the last tournament
Beery in "THE BIG KILLING" at that entries are now being received for
the   Ilo-Ilo   Theatre,    Cumberland, another foursome which is being called
this   week-end,
CHOICE, BUT INEXPENSIVE
Whether for the holiday season or any other time of Hy
the year you will always find here selected foods from hi
tbe finest market. jsfe
ffift
New Stock fnr the Holiday Season H
RAISINS — SULTANAS — CURRANTS 11
WALNUTS — BRAZIL NITS — CHERRIES if
CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDINGS p
FRUIT CAKE — SHORTBREAD H
and all the other delicacies that go to make Christmas %S
FRELONE'S GROCERY I
Cumberland w
Phone 122                                          Deliveries Daily §[
Sandwick
£yl j The Tsolum high school girls basketball team played Comox on Friday in
the Native Sons' Hall, Courtenay. The
score was Tsolum 7. Comox 6.
• • •
Mrs. H. P. Allberry. who has been
visiting on Salt Spring Island, returned home on Friday.
Depredations of bob-cat on the farm
of Tom Baker caused the death of 27
turkeys all ready for Christmas, also
a neighbor's chickens. The cat has
since been caught.
Mrs. S. J. Piercy Is spending a short
time at Headquarters.
Mrs. W. Prlngle has returned to her
home after spending two weeks with
Mrs. Morgan Rees.
The Sandwick Ladies' Aid is being
entertained by Mrs. John Grieve at
her home on Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Roy Cllffe, accompanied by Mrs.
Bowie, is visiting her mother in Vancouver. They motored to Nanaimo en
route.
It Is very encouraging
to hear from time to time that our efforts
to do good work meets with approval. A
high compliment paid us last week is making
us "stick our chests out."
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WE HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND THE
MEN TO DO A FIRST-CLASS JOB
TO ANY MAKE OF CAR.
A full line of accessories .suitable for
Christmas presents,
GIVE THE CAR A TREAT
Union Bay
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Abrams motored to Nanaimo over the week-end,
Bob Searle. ol the Royal Bank, left
on Sunday lor Purl Alberni, having
bcen transferred to that branch.
A. H. Kay
Nanaimo.
s|)cnt thr  week-end  ln
Bounded By
Picturesque
Country
(Continued  from  Page Three)
; .he Christmas tournament; it being expected to have the finals played and
prizes awarded just prior to Christmas.
Miss Annie McKay left on Sunday
for Victoria, where she has secured a
position.
Mrs. A. Matheson is visiting with
friends in Vancouver.
After spending the past two weeks
in town, Miss A. Faulkner returned to
her home in Victoria,
Mrs, L. Little returned home on Saturday after visiting With relatives In
Vancouver.
Henderson   Motors
Third Street, Cumberland
BtSlDE THE Hl&H-CUASS
MEAT WE MSNTION -
You'll Rt
AT TEN'
OUR   HICH   CLASS
clientele continue to mention the
polite attention they receive at
llii* market. We serve them with
superior ments sold at prices that
commend us to the careful buyer.
CITY MEAT MARKET
Phone   111 We   Deliver
L
on Coughs & Colds
A speedy, BflKprorfTi remedy
for rilildrcn and nrlultn.
D      MIXTURE       d
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five kilowatt hours. i
At present the city of Cumberland.!
which hau first claim on this lighting i
system, Is trying to acquire it. and thc
price asked and offered is now being
examined by an arbitration board, It
is expected a decision will be announced within a short time.
This northern section, like Ladysmith, would like smne definite announcement on the smelter question.
They arc tired of the many rumors
that appear from time to time.
Cumberland people say if a smelter
comes to the north end of Vancouver
Island they have the coal, coke and
electrical power to supply it. If the
smelter falls through Cumberland's
next hope is that pulverized coal will
be developed.
Name of Coal
One matter that has always interested the people of this mining town.
Is the naming of their coal as Comox
coal, they think it should be called
Cumberland coal.
The leading officials point out that
Comox coal is known the world over,
and state that to change the name
now would not be in the best interests
of the coal company. In view of the
strong opposition with oil, it would
probably mean a loss in orders until
the various shipping lines got to know
what Cumberland coal is. it is pointed
out.
This mining town has many organizations, including the Canadian Legion, whose memorial is in the form of
an arch outside their memorial hall.
The names of those who gave their
lives are Inscribed on tablets placed on
the pillars of thc memorial arch
The ladies' societies are very active
and the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts
and many lodges have large memberships.
There are Anglican, United and
Catholic churches, and Cumberland has
a very fine hospital with about fifty
beds. The hospital stands on the highest point of the town In a very fine
location.
Quite a number of hotels, some of
which have seen better days, are still
doing service.
Beautiful   Sunset
One man remarked that his town
was not much io look at, but invited
the writer to go just outside and take
In nil the very beautiful scenery close
by. It was at sunset, and it is doubtful if one could see any better sight
when the sun is setting behind the
Beaufort range to the west of the town.
A golden glow showed lhe Dome Glacier and thc first fall of snow on the
other mountain tops in great detail.
Below was a beautiful lake, and from
the lake one could see the overflow entering the Puntledge.
One of the verj flue features In this
area Is, that while they have vigorous
rivals close by. there is a tendency to
co-operate on the big things that matter between the various towns and relegate politics to the background. They
are all behind any reasonable progressive scheme, so that tlie responsible
authorities have no excuse to complain of hindrance in pushing forward
the necessary development of Cumberland or any of the northern Vancouver Island towns.
Various kinds of sport take a prominent part in the lives of tho Cumberland people. Cricket, baseball, badminton aud various other games are!
played.
Football was ft lending game years |
ago when nothing short of a championship team waa aoort enough, but
trade uncertainty In the coal areas In I
recent years has made ll difficult to,
hold teams together.
Miss Eva Moncrieff has arrived from   k
southern Island points and will make I *
♦
Mr.E.W. Bigeiow Esq.
organizing  department   of  the
Fraternal   Order   of   Eagles
will address a
Public Meeting
in   the   Knples  Hall
TUESDAY, DEC.  17th
at 8:30 p.m. on
'Fraternalism'
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Gift Suggestions
Cups and Saucers
Boxed Stationery
Box Chocolates
Toilet Sets
Cameras
Iff
AND A LARGE SELECTION OFi CHRISTMAS
GREETING CARDS
Lang's Drug Store
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
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Christmas will soon be here.    Rotter get busy with
those Christmas Cakes and Plum Puddings.   Be sure
they are a success by using the best ingredients.
We have a full stock of this season's goods: Currants,
Raisins Sultanas, Glace Cherries, Candied Peel,
Nuts, etc.
Mumford's Grocery
If You Get It
Phone 71
At Mumford's It's Good
Deliveries Daily
°&vtvope
Cunaril
Anchor Donaldson Line
Christmas Sailings
From St. John,  N.B.
To    Belfast-Liverpool- Glasgow
Athenia Doc. 13
From Halifax, N.S.
To    Belfast-Liverpool-Clnssow
Athenia Doc. M
CANADIAN SERVICE
From Halifax, N.S,
To   Plymouto-Havre-London
Auranla Jaa 6, Feb. lt>
Alaunia Jan. 27, Mar, 3
To   Queenstown   &   Liverpool
Lancastria Jun  2(1
Athenia Feb. IV
Antonin Mar. 3
Money Orders. Drafts h Travellers
Cheques nt lowest rates. Full In
formation from Local Agents or Com
nany'a Office. 1122 Hastings St. W.
Vancouver, B.C.
Fruit
Cake
If you are a genuine
epicure    you'll    vote
Mann's Bakery
Christmas Fruit Cake
the finest ever.
Famous Scotch Run,
Christmas Cakes, plain and ornamental. Prices from
$1.00 up
Mann's Bakery
Tho Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
fe
IN MEMQBJAM
In loving memory ol" Nanny Burling, j
who departed this life December 6th,
1MB.   Fnnrlly remembered.
7 PIGS for SALE—fl weeks old. Ap
ply F. Court, Royston Rd.        49-51.'
Ship's mast
hits
telephone
lines
When the mast nf :i ship hit
the hlffh span of telephone
lines, extending from North of
Nanaimo to Newcastle Island.
a number of steel wires became
twisted together and four longdistance Circuits were put OUt
of older, on the evening of
November  i.
Nanaimo telephone men hurried lo the scene anil worked
all night to restore service.
They had the lines hack in
order by ti o'clock the following morning, ready for the
day's   business.
11. C. TELEPHONE CO.
GIFTS
and
GIFTS
and
GIFTS
J
Christmas and New
Year's Eve Dances
at the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland
MAKE A NOTE OF THESE T WO DATES
sess«ww«Wttfes«i=fc>=cCT3^
It is amazing the choice one has
to-day in Automobile Accessories. Our slock is complete
and we extend a cordial invitation to you, Mr. Motorist, to
call and look over the many
things we can offer.
THIS YEAR BUY SOME-
THING FOR THE CAR AND
GET MILES OK PLEASURE.
Cumberland
Motor
Works
Next to P.O.
Phone 77

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