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 THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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With which is consolidate* the Cumberland News.
=5  Provlnelal Library     Janl|23 !
CUMBERLAND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA       FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
ftp SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PBR ANNUM
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
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SALARIES ARE INCREASED
I MISS VIOLET GRAHAM
BECOMES BRIDE OF
MR. J. W. MARSDEN
A meeting of the Board of School
Trustees for the purpose of eoinid-
ering the 1925 estimates, was hold
last Tuesday evening. A i'uK hoard
composed of Chairman Mrs* Banks,
Secretary MacKinnon, and [Yiwtoas
J. C. Brown, A. Maxwell and John
Ledlngham were present.
The question of the salaries to he
paid to teachers for the year 1925 was
the first to come up for discussion.
Secretary McKinnon outlined to tlu
Board the lint of salaries in force for
1924, also making note of the changes
In teachers and salaries which hud
occurred during that time. Suggestions were made tliat an increase ot'
$100 per year he given to Principal
Apps, and Miss Gullivan. A $50.00
increase for Mr. Murray also came up
for consideration.
The question of increases in salary
for those teachers in the higher
grades caused considerable dtscus-
cussion. In the case of Miss I. McFadyen, filling the position recently
vacated by Miss Mordy, a much higher grade than she had previously
taught, It was considered in order that
her salary should be increased $100.
Likewise in the cases of Misses C. McKinnon and E. Hood, teaching high
grades which necessarily entailed a
great deal of preparatory work, the
Board considered $100 increases. Tentative appropriations of $50.00 were
made for the teachers of the lower
grades. Members of the Board considered that the secretary's salary of
$150.00 per annum was inadequate tor
the amount of work involved, and it
was suggested that this estimate be
placed at $200.00. All estimates for
the current year will be decided upon
at the next meeting of the Board on
Tuesday, February 2.
P. T. A. UeUwitloii
Rev. W. Leversedge and Dr. 15. R.
Hicks represented a delegation from
the Parent Teachers' Association, for
the purpose of interviewing the Board
In connection with the adoption of Domestic Science and Manual Training
on the Public School Curriculum. Rev.
Leversedge presented a petition endorsed by 131 signatures, representatives of a large proportion of the rate
payers and voters of the City of Cumberland. While the P.T.A. did not
expect Immediate results in connection with these two subjects, the
speaker said that he trusted tbe Board
would do all in its power to promote
Its BUccess, and would make provision for these subjects In their 1925
estimates.
There could be no question as tn
its favor in   the eyes of the public.
Statistics show that seventy per cent,
of the boys leaving school earn their
living by band work, proving Manual
Training to be a splendid Institution j
in the school curriculum as it equips :
tbe  student  in   many  cases  for  life j
work.   In  answer  to an  enquiry  by
Trustee Maxwell  if the  list of subjects In the school was uot already |
too heavy for further addition. Rev. j
Leversedge   said   that  the   two   sub-1
JectBj Domestic Science and Manual
Training were so closely related and
so much bearing on the other subjects, that they could only be productive of great benefit.
A lengthy discussion ensued as to
the cost and means of Instituting
these subject in our schools. As was
suggested on a former date, the Idea
of obtaining Domestic Science and
Manual Training teachers who would
devote half of their time at our school
and half at Courtenay school, was
considered. It was decided to arrange a meeting with the Courtenay
Hoard as soon as convenient and obtain an expression from them In this
connection. It would he necessary
to procure other information and details prior to making any provision
for these additions to the course of
study.
It was decided that the next meeting of tlie Board be held on Tuesday,
February 8rd, and on the first Tuesday of every month thereafter.
Basketball Dance
And Whist Drive
Successful Affair
The whist drive and dance held
under the auspices of the Cumberland Basketball Association in the
llo-!lo Hall last Friday evening was
a marked success. Whist was played from 8 to 10 p.m., by a large number of enthusiasts, Mrs. Gear being
the successful winner of ladies' first
prize with a score of 114, while Mrs.
Bickerton scored the lowest number
!I2. Messrs A. Mortimer, Wm. Davies
and Miss Winnie Calnan (playing
gentleman's hand) tied for first honors, Mr. Mortimer winning upon cutting the cards. Archie Dick and
Harry Farmer tied for the lowest
score, the former winning out. Dainty
refreshments were then served by the
young ladies of the Association, great
credit being due for the splendid
quality of these.
After supper the floor was cleared
for dancing. Plump's Orchestra supplying the latest dance music In their
usual pleasing manner. Dancing was
Continued unlil 1 a.m. It Is to be
hoped that the Basketball Association
will entertain at another of these delightful functions In the near future.
Will Hold Dance
Court Bevan Lodge No. 9830 A.O.F.,
will hold a dance lu the ilo-llo Dance
Hall on Friday. February 27th. Particulars later. James Bond, Chief
Hanger. 5.
FLEET DISCARDS OIL FOR
COAL; SAVES $75.00 DAILY
Good old steam coal, the stuff with
the kick In It, is smiling broadly, anil
the "Buts" are exercising strenuously
to keep up their strength. Some measure of victory in the tong battle with
oil has perched on the banner of the
coal barons and their underground
myrmidons. An entire company fleet
of dcepwater freighters has been converted from oil to coal. The reason ls
that It has been proven that the present price of oil Is high enough to
make coal the more profitable fuel to
use.
.Minns More Work
The entire Commercial Line fleet
of Moore and McCormack Is being reconverted to coal. This means more
work for the shipyards, moro men employed on hoard, but, considering the
present comparative price of fuel. It
will mean a saving of $75 per day
per ship, according to a statemenl
made by Mr. A. M. Moore president of
, the company.
■ Conversion of oil-burners to coal
j on the traffic lines out of North Am-
> crlcan ports has taken place recently
In a number of individual cases, but
this Is the lirst time a company has
made   Ibe  change  on  a whole fleet.
Two old liners of the C.P.SS. Llm-
i lted, SS. Empress of Russia and SS.
i Empress of Asia, still hum coal.
I They have been using this class of
I fuel ever since they were launched
; the company believing It cheaper to
i operate them  than to change    them
over to oil.
Need for Conservation
i    There is un enormous consumption
ot fuel oil throughout tho world, and
j immediate necessity for Its conserva-
i tlon has been voiced again and again
* by thc leaders of the oil world. It
| ls possible tliat action may have been
taken toward this conservation by set-
i ting a price on it which will make It
I not n commercial competitor as fuel
I for ordinary freight vessels.
BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
COMMENCES ON SATURDAY
After coming pretty close to a collapse, the Open Badminton Tournament, sponsored by the Comox aid
Cumberland Badmniton Clubs, gets
away to a good start, and tbe first
rounds in the competition for the local club will 'commence tomorrow.
Saturday, in the Anglican Hall at 8.30
p.m.
Some exciting games should be witnessed in tho early round, ns some of
the club's strongest pin vers are drawn
against each other. If suitable arrangements can be made tbe semifinals and finals will be playod in the
Agricultural Hall Courtenay. Anyone interested tn this mo3t popular
winter indoor game is cordially invited to tbe hall to witness gamcH
A nominal admission fee will be
charged. Come and learn something
about Badminton. Tlie court is open
on Monday and Saturda/ evenings and
Wednesday afternoons.
OLD TIMER PASSES AWAY
The death occurred at South Wellington this morning (Friday) of Mr.
Frank Richardson, father of Mr. Geo.
| Richardson of this city, and well
i known throughout this community.
The deceased was in his eightieth
year, death being the result of heart
trouble which has been threatening
for years.
Entertains at Tea
Mrs. I). R. McDonald and Mrs. J. 0.
Brown entertained a number of guests
at tea last Thursday afternoon at the
i home of .Mrs. D. R. McDonald.
Miss Irene Bateman left on Friday
morning for South Wellington where
she was called due tn the death of hor
grandfather.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized ot St. George's Presbyterian
Church on Wednesday, February 28,
when Violet Catherine, only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graham, and
John William Marsden, son of the
late Mr. John Marsden, -and Mrs.
Marsden, ot Cumberland, were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev.
James Hood officiating.
The ceremony was scheduled for
7:30 p.m., but long before that hour
the church was more than filled to
capacity by hosts of interested spectators. To the strains of the wedding
march, the bride entered the church
on the arm of her father, appearing
very lovely in a gown of white char-
meuse satin, with bridal veil en suite.
She carried a beautiful bouquet of
pink rosebuds and white carnations.
Miss Janet Graham, acting as bridesmaid, looked most charming in a gown
of Jade green georgette, elaborately
trimmed with crystal beads, and wore
a hat of peach colored satin.
The groom was supported by Mr.
Hawthorn Graham, brother of the
bride. St. George's Presbyterian Choir
was ln attendance, and during the
ceremony sang "The Voice That
Breathed O'er Eden." During the signing of the register, Mrs. Spooner sang
"In The Garden of Your Heart," in a
most effective manner.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the Union Hotel, when numerous guests assembled to extend felicitations and best wishes for the future, to the happy couple. Mr, and
Mrs. Marsden will make Cumberland
their future home, residing at Windermere Avenue.
VETS' HALL TO BE
SCENE OF SATURDAY
NIGHT DANCES
A new orchestra has been formed
in the city, consisting of Messrs Good-
all, Stewart, Robertson aud Jackson,
who intend holding weekly Saturday
night dances in the War Veterans'
Hall. The first of these wlll be held
on Saturday, February "th, from 9 to
12 p.m., for which the admission will
be ladles 10 cents and gents 60 cents.
Everybody ls welcome.
FINANCES OF AUXILIARY
I*N FIRST-CLASS CONDITION
FIREMEN CELEBRATE
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
The local Volunteer Fire Dopt. are
holding their annual Masquerade Hall
On St. Patricks Day, March 17. You
are asked lo make a note of the date,
conserve your energy and on tlle
night of .March 17 aUend at the llo-ilo
Dance Hall and be' one of the crowd
celebrating Ireland's National Day.
HEADQUARTERS
AGAIN IS SCENE
OF MERRIMENT
NOTICE
A meeting of all those interested in
celebrating St. Davids Day. the 1st
March, will please attend a meeting
to be held in the Athletic Hall on Sunday evening, February 1st at 7 o'clock
COURTENAY—Following a very
successful dance at Headquarters
which was put on b.i the Headquarters Social Committee the usual whist
drive was held on Wednesday of this
week. About twenty-live tables were
required to accommodate the players.
The prizes were awarded as follows:
Ladles' first Mrs. Murphy, of Merville,
second Mrs. I. Parkin of Headquarters, and Mrs. John Crockett secured
the consolation prize. Gentlemen's
first prize was won by Mr. M. Zin-
sky Headquarters, and the second by
Mr. Robt. Martin. An enjoyable dance
followed the excellent music for
which was supplied by Messrs Biss,
Tukham and Alvln Parkin. Dancing
continued until midnight.
INTERESTING SIDELIGHTS ON
THE BEER LICENCE PROBLEMS
VANCOUVER, Jan. 28. — Unless
changes are made at the last minute,
the beer regulations which are to be
published In the B.C. Gazette on
Thursday will provide that the hours
of sale shall be from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
except on Sundays.
Some of the regulations are. that no
women are to be employed as barmaids; Purchasers must be seated at
tables; nothing else shall be sold in
premises where beer Is purveyed;
premises are to have only one entrance and that must be directly off
the street; besides Sundays, beer parlors shall be closed on Christmas Day,
Good Friday and polling days.
With thirty days required for advertising ot applications for licenses, It
Is expected that heer by the glass will
actually be on sale by March 15. No
definite license fee has yet been set for
small centres.
FKHME ASKS ELEVEN
LICENSES FOR REEK
Fernie alone wants eleven beer licenses, according to Thomas Uphill.
Labor member for the Interior city.
who is In Victoria to find out what
the government intends to do ahout
the issuance of beer licenses.
The easiest way out of the clIIH-
culty of discriminating between license applicants seems to me to be to
grant licenses to all and cancel those
of all establishments which break the
law," Mr. Uphill said.
MAYOR OF VANCOUVER WANTS'
LICENSES REDUCED TO $600
Acceding to the request of a representative delegation of hotel men who
waited on him today. Mayor Louis D.
Taylor explained that he felt the
hotel men were justified ln asking for
a smaller license fee, for the first
year ti 'ttuftt, as. they would have to
meet heavy expenses In fitting up
their premises to conform with the requirements of the new system, and
made representations to the Liquor
Commissioner that the license fee for
the new beer parlors be fixed at $500
Instead of 11,000.
FERNIE MEMBER THINKS
ALBERTA SYSTEM (JOOI)
Mr. Uphill said he had uot beard
anything about the government's beer
plans but he understood that no prem
ises but hotels would be granted licenses. The Fernie member declared that the Alberta beer system which
he Investigated at first hand, recently, was proving completely successful.
"There." he said, "the hotels have
special rooms for beer sale. One sits
at the table and is served with heer
ln glasses or in open bottles. A man
in charge of the establishment opens
the bottles even before tbe waiters are
allowed to handle them and in this
way patrons are prevented from taking bottles out In their pockets. I
was very much Impressed with the
Alberta system Indeed."
Burns' Anniversary Celebrated By Scots
COURTENAY, Jan. 28.—The anniversary of the birth of the famous
Scottish poet, Robert Burns, was celebrated in the basement of the St.
George's Presbyterian Church last
night when many residents of Courtenay and district gathered to spend
a nlcht wl Burns". The evening was
not only a very enjoyable one. but a
most successful affair from every
point of view, with the possible exception of that of the 'fatted calf,'
which, on this occasion was served lu
the form of roast turkey, or, according
to the menu "rostit bubbly Jock."
The general commute evidently left
nothing undone for the welfare of the
guests. This committee w'as composed of Mcsdamcs W. J. Carroll, W.
Brown, J. Rogers nnd Messrs Walter
Brown, Wm. Duncan, Robert Duncan.
Wm. Eadle, Arch. Stenhouse anil Herbert Smith. Thc supper which wns
an excellent one and which did credit to the St. George's Ladies Aid. included the famous dish of Haggis.
This was served with a great display
of pomp and ceremony and was frequently referred to as Mac Haggis,
Proceeded by Piper Stewart, the haggis ( or perhaps it should be haggl)
anyway, there were three of them,
solemnly paraded round the supper
room, carefully and reverently borne
on separate dishes by Margaret Brown
Wallle Thompson and "Scottie" Ing-
lis. We had never quite known what
a Haggis was before last night, and
we are not much wiser now ior that
matter; but we felt relieved to see
the animal was dead—quite dead, and
to all intents and appearances, perfectly harmless If left alone. The
various side-arms nnd accoutrements
carried by Piper Stewart seemed to
give assurance of that, to say nothing
of the bagpipes. After being pre-
settled to the chairman, Mr. Walter
Brown, and nfter undergoing n ceremony at his table which Included recitations by the bard, Mr. Arch. Stcn-
The annual meeting of the Women's
Auxiliary of the Cumberland General
Hospital was held iu tbe Anglican
Hall last Friday afternoon. From
the treasurer's report, submitted below, It will be seen that the financial
affairs of the association are in u most
flourishing condition. Thirty-one
members In good standing are enrolled.
Officers Elwted
Tlie election of olllcers for the year
1925 Is as follows: President, Mrs.
Charles Graham; Vice-President. Mrs.
It. Bryan; Secretary, Mrs. A. E. Jeffrey; Treasurer, Mrs. G. E. Apps. Buying committee. Mrs. Bruce, convenor,
und Mesdames Pickard. Bickle and
Parkinson.
A mi un I Bull l'lnniii'd
The ladles of the Auxiliary plan on
holding their annual ball on Easter
Monday, April 13th. The proceeds,
as is always the case, will bo devoted
to supplying the staff and Inmates of
the hospital with all necessary comforts. The ladies have every reason
to be proud of their good work In this
connection.
Locals Play At
Nanaimo Sunday
It is extremely hard lines un the
local United Soccer Club, to have to
forego the game with Nanaimo City,
scheduled to be played here on Sunday. Mr. J. Quinn at the meeting
in Nanaimo during the week made an
eloquent appeal for the game to be
played in Cumberland. Three out of
five of the committee thought likewise and it was so ordered. The local executive inspected the Recreation Ground.on Thursday and pronounced it unfit for play. So as not
to hold up the competition, the management decided to play the game in
.Nanaimo: consequently the following
will travel on Sunday morning in an
endeavor to register a win.
Blair, Mortimer, Stewart Monohau,
Ferguson, Bruke, Bannerman. Plump,
Graham, Fowler, Hitchens. Reserve,
Marshall.
ANNUAL REPORT
Receipts
Balance Dec. 31, '23 i 136.02
Proceeds whist and dance  81.70
Proceeds Hospital Boll  250.60
May Queen Contest  6179.08
Dues     3*00
Interest on bonds   100.00
I Interest on account   28.73
■Outstanding cbegue   7.50
W817.H3
Expenditures
Dance expense  I   68.75
May  Queen   contest  1001.27
Bonds     4067.64
A, MacKinnon      119.51
J. Sutherland     164.20
Campbell Bros     327.60
Tarbell & Son       49.40
E. W. Bickle       36.60
Matt Brown        11.20
Convention   exp      25.00
Mrs. Joyce       22.00
R. C. Lang  70
Mrs. Francescini        6.00
Cheque Books and stamps        2.12
W.  P. Symons       9.80
Hall  rent  for meetings      15.00
Affiliation Fee       7.60
Balance       893.34
UNION BAY NOTES
Mrs. W. Marshall and Mrs. T. Hudson left for Nanaimo on Friday morning and returned Monday.
Enjoyable Tea
Miss U. Searle was hostess at n
most enjoyable tea. when she entertained the younger set last Saturday
afternoon. The time was pleasantly
passed by playing Court Whist and
"The Person Next Door," the prize
winner for the former being Miss Eva
Baldwin, and the latter Miss Kathleen
Haggart. Among thOsej)resent were
Misses Winnie Bowden. Ifettie Marshall. Kathleen Muir. Chrissle Pollock.
Laura Brown, Greta Kay, Kathleen
Haggart, Dora and Kathleen Good,
Margaret McCartney. Annie McKay
aud Eva Baldwin.
E. M. Spicer, Treasurer.
W817.CS
WILL ENDEAVOR TO
FORM DEBATING CLUB
All members of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Association,
who are Interested tn forming a debuting club, are asked to meet In the
Lecture Hall of that institution at
8:15 o'clock on Sunday evening, February 1st.
• James W. Tremlett, Secy.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
FOR POPULAR RESIDENT
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. .1.
Hill was the scene of a lively gathering last Saturday evening when some
fifty guests assembled to honor the
sixty-sixth birthday of Mr. Thomas
Lewis, father of Mrs. Hill. The celebration also honored the nineteenth
wedding anniversary of Mr. Jack
Lewis, boii of Mr. Thomas Lewis, and
the fifteenth birthday of Norman Hill,
grandson of Mr. Lewis. This made
it a celebration of three family generations. Music and dancing were Indulged in, musical entertainment being furnished by the "Welsh" Orchestra. A sumptuous repast was
served during the evening, a beautiful two tier birthday cake presented
to the honored guest by his daughter,
Mrs. Geo. Gray, being the most attractive feature. It was indeed a gay
und happy gathering, the genial Mr.
Edwards making a most etliclent "Mas
ter of Ceremonies." It was very
much the early hours of the morning
when the pnrty finally disbanded, having spent one of the most enjoyable
functions in years.
Mrs. T. H. Mumford was hostess at
bridge lust Wednesday evening.
}    Mrs. G. Curwen entertained at the
tea hour last Tuesday.
STRENUOUS GAME LAST
SUNDAY ENDS IN 4-4 DRAW
■ house,   "MacHaggis"   was   punctured
I and again passed round the room and
this time it was in order to taste the
I contents and—Just between ourselves,
; those contents were good, uucommon-
1 ly good. You ask Dr. McNaughton
. if they were. He knows—at least he
1 ought to.
' Tlie first toast of the evening, "Oor
i Toon and Neebor Bodies'* wes proposed by Mr. Alex. Uniuhnrt of Courtenay and was responded to by .Mr.
i Theed Hearse of Courtonay and Mr.
iJohn Sutherland of Cumberland, in
I bright and witty speeches. "Tbe Duy
and a' wbn honor it." wus udmlruhly
, proposed by Mr. J. M. Mitchell of
| Courtenay nnd the reply of Dr. McNaughton of Cumborland was listened
' to with interest and pleasure. The
.toast of the evening to "The Immortal
Memory," proposed by Mr. Alex. Crnllt
' of Dove Creek, was replied to by
J Mayor Wm. Duncan, whose remarks
(covered the life history of the famous
j poet und were interspersed with readings nnd recitntions from the work.i
;of tbe bard whose memory wus being
■ honored.     Other toasts of the even-
Mug    included    "Canada."    Mr.    Wm.
Eudie and Mr. A. CI eland "Scotland"
proposed by Mr. Heber Cooke and replied to by   Mr.   Dunbar,   who   hud I
some umuslng anecdotes  to  tell  his !
nudienee. "The Ladies" wero toasted
by Mr. J. H. Macintyre of Courtenay
and Miss Glendlnnig of the Courtenay
High School Staff responded in a very ;
able manner on behalf of tho fair sex.
During the evening a capital music- ■
al program was rendered.     This in- I
eluded  songs  by  Mrs.   L.   Piket  and i
Messrs Herbert Smith, J. W. Walker, '
J. H. Macintyre and H. S. Baker, In- i
stnuuental selections by Mr. A. Mnr-
ttnlch, recitations by A. Stenhouse and
the Messrs Inglls senior nnd junior. I
The bagpipes, in tbo mnstcrly handj ■
of Piper W.  W.  Stewurt    played    a
prominent part in tlu. evening's program. J
It wus ever thus! Our Nunuimo
friends on tbe Herald and Free Press
In their reports of the soccer game
played on Sunday last at Nanaimo
against the city team, lay special
stress on the brilliance of the work
of tbe home team, with never a word
for any good play by a Cumberland
player, yet George Graham, playing
centre forward for Cumberland, scored three goals ull on bis own nnd
came within an ace of adding two
more. Nunuimo also had to play the
referee, according to one report.
There Is no desire on the part of
the writer to belittle the performance
of the Nanaimo team, making a draw
nut <>f Whul looked at one time, a complete washout. Cumborland leading
three goals to nothing. Sunday's
game was essentially a forwards day.
ns evidenced by the score 4-4. nnd it
was not until the overtime period
thut tbe Cumberland   halves   (what
■wus left of them) woke up and during this stage showed marked sup-
' eriority, having practically all the
play. Only one goal was scored during thc first half, but on resuming
play In the second, 4 goals were scor-
ed ln seventeen minutes, Cumberland
at one stage of play leading by 3 goals
to nothing.
it was during the second half that
Contl.  in   blocking  the  ball  received
a  painful  injury,  breaking   a   small
bone In his ankle.     For 45 minutes
I Cumberland   wero   without   the   services of  the  popular captain,  a big
i handicap to  the  locals.     The Cumberland team  played good ball, with
Oraham and "Toots" Plump being tne
shining  lights  on  the   forward   line.
The balVOfl  were not up to their usual good form, but the defence, Blair,
Mortimer and  Stewart, gave a good
display.     Tho game will probably be
, re-pluyed  tills  week-end ut Nanaimo.
"UNPRECEDENTED PROSPERITY"
PROPHESIES MINISTER OF MINES
The Hon. Wm. Sloan, Provinclnl j
Minister of Mines, delivered an in-]
spiring address to the Laurier Club
at the lunch hour an Saturday last j
at the Vancouver Hotel. Mr. Sloan
prophesied thai British Columbia was I
riding on the flood tide of unprecedented mining prosperity and in speak-',
Ing   of   the   coal   industry   said   that;
fuel oil competition continues t> ham- J
per tho full development of tbe coal!
resources of the province.     To illus-
tratfl the formidable chnrcter of the t
Competition with Which our coal operators havo to contend in the markets
of  America,  und   particularly  of the
Pacific Coast, it is noted that the total
fuel oil production of California in
1928 wns 268*660,000 bbls. and the con
sumption of 237.O62.5U0 bbls. Statistics for the first six months of 1924
show thnt there wns a decline, although not a very substantial one,
I both in production nnd consumption.
| vi/. production, 118.108.412 bbls.; consumption, about 18,000,000 bbls. u
1 month However, I am plensed to
i say, the price of fuel oil Is showing
I nn upward tendency nnd I look for
| hotter days for coal mining ln the
i near future. PAGE TWO
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  AT
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
Let your  ambition   be   to   do   good,
rather than original work, and your work
will be more  original  than   if you  had
striven to make it so.
—Morley.
THE POLITICAL SITUATION AS IT AFFECTS
VANCOUVER ISLAND
Vancouver Island has only one Member in
the Provincial Legislature who holds a position in
the Cabinet. The Mainland has seven Members
who are in the Cabinet, including Mrs. M. Smith,
one of the Vancouver Members who occupies the
position of President of the Executive Council.
Notwithstanding the fact tliat thc .Mainland
has been unduly favored with its seven Cabinet
Ministers as against only one for the Island, Vancouver is clamoring for the appointment of a
Vancouver Member to the Cabinet.
In our opinion it is up to the Island to put up
a strenuous fight to prevent the Mainland from attaining further political preferment and political
influence to the prejudices of Vancouver Island.
Everyone knows that the private Members
in the Legislature have no easy job in trying to ob
tain the expenditures, etc., that their respective
constituencies are entitled to, whereas those Mem
bers who hold Cabinet positions have it pretty
much their own way.
We see no justice whatever in affording the
Mainland any further or greater political preferment, and think it is everyone's business in the
Constituency to do all in their power to frustrate
the attempt now being made by Vancouver, and
urge upon the Government the need of the Island
for at least another representative in the Cabinet
As matters now stand the Member for Comcx
Electoral District should receive the position in
the Cabinet that Vancouver is now struggling for
—he is the logical person for that position, and
such appointment would accrue to the benefit of
the entire Island.
Mr. Harrison, the Comox Member, lacks nothing as regards education and competency, and
last but not least he is a native son of Vancouver
Island, having been born in Victoria some 43 years
ago.
Irrespective of party and petty politics, the
different associations and also prominent people
in this district should make every effort to persuade the Government to allow our Constituency
to have a Member in the Cabinet. As far as we
are concerned we have always pursued a policy
of giving the interests of this district first place
over and above party politics, and we will pursue
the same policy in this case.
noticeable compared with a month ago. The
birds are beginning to sing a little again and to
show signs of taking more interest in life generally. The crows, too, although they may find tiie
fields frozen in the early mornings, are paring off
in contemplation of the nesting season once again.
All these things suggest to us the question: "If
winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
COLLECTIONS AND BUSINESS
Roger W. Babson has the following pertinent
comment to make on collections, which is worthy
of more than passing attention.
"It is not so much the amount of blood in our
bodies that counts; it's the rate of circulation.
It is not the amount of money in business which
is most important; it's the speed of turn-over.
There is always about so much money in tho
country. In good times and bad the actual
amount of currency fluctuates relatively little.
The great difference between brisk and dull business conditions is the rate at which money changes hands. One dollar used twice develops the
same amount of business as two dollars used once.
If we want a healthy, strong business situation
then we must do what we can to keep money circulating!
"Apparently, however, business men do not
realize this fact. Whenever a period of uncertainty appears, every one, whether he can pay
or not, tends to hold on to his money and let
his bills go. This wave of slow paying is caused
by the feeling of uncertainty regarding the outlook, but its effect on business is to make a certainty of very much worse conditions than otherwise would occur! The life blood of business is
clogged. To have collections slowed 25 per cent
is exactly the same as sending a fourth of our
money and credit out of the country. Unpaid
bills, however, must be paid sometime. To da-
lay frightens lenders, injures credit and takes
the heart out of those who would put their money
and energy into making business conditions better."
DROSS
FROM THE MELTING  TOT
BY SCOOP
Most  of  the   leaders  of  men   can't  lead  their  own
wives.
*   *    *
Wouldn't ft be great If a suit lasted as long as the
vest?
* *   *
If truth  were told, "The  ten  books  I have enjoyed
most," would in most cases include the check book.
* *   *
Man spends half his life cussing the old fogies and ;
tbe other half worrying about tbe rising generation.
* *   *
Then I gazed into tlie future far as human eye could
see, and the taxes kept ascending with their old alncriiy. I
* •    *
Mice are great little advertisers. When 4a pair of
them get into the house, tbe wife thinks there are fifty of
them,
* *    *
Advertisers should note that t'10 mosquito, which
does (he bumming business, is not satisfied with one insertion.
IF WINTER COMES, CAN SPRING BE
FAR BEHIND?
When you look out of the window these
mornings and see an inch or two of snow on the
ground it doesn't seem much like spring perhaps.
Still, there is a decided promise of spring in the
air for all that, and by noon the sunshine has generally melted all the snow. Even at this early
date no fewer than twelve lambs have already
arrived at Mr. W. A. Urquhart's farm just outside Courtenay, and in many of the gardens, particularly at Comox, snow drops and other early
spring flowers are proving that spring is not very
far away.    The length of the daylight is already
Said tbe rooster to the old hen: "1 certainly am tired
tonight. There huve been so many cars to run In front
! of today that 1 am *H tuckered out."
* *   *
With the coal man's fingers in his vest pocket, with
■ the ice man's hand rammed to the bottom of his hip pocket und the cool zephyrs from the north wind shooting up
i his pantaloon legs, an exchange editor challenges delin-
j Qiient subscribers to annual round-up.
* *    *
If you expect your customer's attention, you must
give him some of your own.
* *    *
The bull dog wins because he bungs on.
* *    *
The man who says he never makes a mistake probably
doesn't know one when he sees it.
(S
3&rd
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GUARANTEED  PRICES
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m
NOTICE!   PARENTS
The new school term begins Monday, February 2nd, and children who
will be six years of age before April
15th, 11)25, nre eligible for entry.
Parents are Advised by Principal
Apps to send in the names of new pupils before January 30th, if possible,
and to have pupils at scliool between
8:46 and i):0U a.m. Monday morning
February 2nd.
EARLY SPRING GOODS
SHOWING THIS WEEK
56-in. Dress Flannels, in all the newest
shades.
Special per yard 	
$1.95
36-in.    Check    and    Plaid    Ginghams.
Special (Pi   A A
3 yards for   «Pl*»V/l/
56-in. Novelty Check and Striped Sport       36-in Novelty Overcheck Ginghams.
at, per yard   tpO«vU       per yard **UC and UlIC
Newest Season's Patterns in Anderson's
Zephyr Ginghams
Best Quality Cotten Crepes in all the newest shades QA/»
Maracon Crepes and Silk Brocades in
Costume lengths. ;
Misses'   and   Children's   Dresses  and
Bloomer Suits.
at per yard 	
Prints, Lawns, Plain and Check Nainsooks Mulls, Organdies, India Linen, Hemmed
and Hemstiched Sheets and Pillow Cases.
GROCERY DEPARTMENT
Potato Flour, l's, 2 pkts for 35*f>
Corn Starch, l's 3 pkts for 40£
Rice Flour, Holbrooks, l's, pkts 25<t>
Shredded Wheat Biscuits, 3 pkts .... 50<>
Sweet Eating Chocolate, per bar .... 25<ti
Gherardellis Ground   Choc, l's, tins 55£
Seeded Raisins, 15-oz pkts  15<>
Seedless Raisins, bulk, 3 lbs 45£
Liquid Blueing, bots
Robertson's Ginger Marmalade
16-oz. jars	
Del Monte Pineapple, 2 for 	
Brunswick Sardines, 3 tins for ..
Fels Naptha Soap, per carton	
Fairy Soap, 6 for	
Liquid Ammonia, bots ..._	
Royal Crown Washing Powder, 2 for 65*^
  35-f>
35<?
45c
25c
85c
55C
25c
HEAD LETTUCE, BANANAS, GRAPES, FLORIDA GRAPE  FRUIT, ORANGES,  LEMONS.  ATLANTIC
KIPPERED HERRING, FINNAN HADDIE, SMOKED COD. HADDIE FILLETS.
-1
Useful Recipes
PAVES WAY FOR
PROFITABLE NEW
ISLAND INDUSTRY
In restocking Vancouver Island
with muskrats as announced by the
Game Conservation Hoard, an opportunity will be afl'orcleil I'or the Island
to enter one of the new phases of fur
farming which is being attended with
success, and in which considerable development is taking place both In
Eastern and Western areas of the Dominion. In one year a report received by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce shows the number of musk-
rats on Canadian farms increased
from 5,157 to 10,820 and their value
from $7,210 to $10,861. This is an
indication of tbe manner In which the
new branch of tiie domestic fur It*
taking hold.
Proven Industry
Sufficient time and experiment have
been devoted to tiie Industry to prove
it can be successfully and economically followed. One peculiar value of
the Industry to the Dominion and a
in our issue, requests for four recipes, namely Steamed Fig Pudding,
Salmon Salad, Oatmeal Cookies and
Sour Milk Doughnuts, were called for.
We are sorry that up to the time of
going to press that we are unable to
publish recipes for Steamed Fig Pudding and Oatmeal Cookies. *We would
appreciate anyone sending in recipes
for these and will palish same next
week.
Salmon Salad
(Sufficient to serve six)
2 cups salmon. 1 cup diced celery,
Vi cup diced Spanish onion, 3 or 4
Bweet pickles, chopped fine. French
dressing, Salad Dreslng, Lettuce.
Break salmon into medium sized
pieces and mix carefully with the celery, onion and chopped pickles. Marinate tliis with the French dressing,
taking care not to break up the salmon. Drain and serve with any desired salad dressing on salad plates
garnished with lettuce.
Sour Milk Doughnut**
(Sufficient for 3 dozen doughnuts)
4 cups of flour, l1,*, teaspoons salt,
V. teaspoon soda, 4 teaspoons baking
powder, V6 teaspoon grated nutmeg,
1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter 1
egg. IU cups sour milk.
Mix and sift the dry Ingredients
and chop ln thc butter. neat the
egg, add thc milk, nnd stir these into
the dry Ingredients. After mixing
thoroughly, roll about y, inch thick
on a boord, cut in the desired shape,
and fry in deep fat.
This week a Cumberland Miss requests n recipe for Neopolltan Marsh-
mellow. Anyone sending ln a recipe
for same will confer a favor.
For satisfaction drink
and
consideration to the Individual farmer
wishing to engage in this Interesting
activity as a side line ls that it is most
profitably followed on lands unsuited
to other forms of agriculture. There
are certain quarter sections ln the
Canadian West which have long been
passed over for farming sections
wliieh would make Ideal muskrnt
farms. Owing to the incredible rapidity with which muskrnts multiply a
small foundation stock develops rapidly into a substantial ranch.
Fair sized ranches will stand a
yearly kill running Into several thousand and the price for pelts of all
ages averages about $1.00. It Is an
Industry wliieh has but recently been
proven but which It ls claimed undoubtedly has a great future.
U.B.C. Beer
Rich, creamy beers with body
and strength that find favor
with thousands. They're good
—always good!
Products of
VANCOUVER BREWERIES LIMITED
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by the Government of B.C.
DENMAN ISLAND NEWS
Miss May MacFarlane has returned
home after spending a visit in Victoria.
Mrs. Piercy Is visiting relatives in
Courtenay.
Logging Resumed
Logging operations on the Island
have been resumed. The D.I. Logging Co., are working o„ property in
the middle of the Island, taking their
logs to the water by means of a lake.
Mr. Piercy has started falling at his
camp and there are rumors of others
commencing shortly.
Successful l>un<*<>
On Friday evening, January 23rd a
dance wns held In thc D.I.A.C. Hall
Since this was thc first big dance given for some time and favorable weather prevailed, a large crowd attended,
among whom were boat loads from
Fanny Bay nnd Comox. The very
best dance music was supplied hy
Moody's Orchestra of Courtenay. The
Indies were responsible for thc serving of a splendid supper. Proceeds
will be devoted to the funds ot the
hall. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE THRF.R
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Report & Financial
Statements for the
year ended 31st
December
1924
DEAR SIRS:—
I beg to report that I have audited the books and accounts of
the City of Cumberland for the year ending December 31, 1924,
and the accompanying Balance Sheet is, in my opinion, properly
drawn up so as to show a true and correct view of the affairs of
the Corporation.
My requirements as auditor have been complied with and ali
necessary books and vouchers produced.
The records are in good shape and well kept, all accounts being in balance.
The balance of cash on hand, $220.52, as shown on the Balance Sheet, was deposited in the Bank in the month of January,
1925.
Materials on hand $360.00 is Tarvia for road repairs.
Fire apparatus, wagons, sleighs, plows and horses are shown
at 1923 valuation less depreciation i'or 1924.
A schedule showing details of Better Housing Accounts Receivable is included in the Statement.   •
All Bank balances have been verified by certificate from the
Royal Bank of Canada.
Item of $13.45, Cash Overage, was set up at the time former
City Clerk A. J. Merry left the employ of the City, he being
over in his cash that amount.
Accounts payable $88.00 is an account owing to Evans, Coleman and Evans, Ltd., for tile pipe.
The Tax Roll for 1924 has been balanced and shows arrears
of Taxes $1,158.23.
Yours truly
R. J. SELFE, Auditor.
ASSETS
Cash on hand and In Bank
Cash on  hand _   220.52
Cash in Royal Bank
General  Account   - 1.166.49
Savings Account     164.89
BALANCE SHEET AS AT DECEMBER 31, 1924.
LIABILITIES
Materials on hand  _	
Motor  Truck  	
Firo Apparatus  - - 2,080.44
Less  depreciation    -    126.00
Wagons, Sleighs and  Plows    265.00
Les   depreciation        26.60
,561.80
•160.00
,800.00
1.955.44
238.60
Outstanding Cheques    _	
Provincial Government  Loan  	
Board of School Trustees (Balance of 1923 account still unpaid)..
City Hall Suspense (Taxes overpaid) 	
Cash Overage 	
Accounts   Payable   	
Surplus   Account   	
495.96
.. 4 300.00
.. 1.000.09
.. 100.65
13.15
88.00
..14.847.25
Horses      250.00
LesB   depreciation        60.00
Tools  i	
Municipal Buildings  6,139.81
Less depreciation    306.99
200.00 I
26.00
Real Estate 	
Tax  Arrears    .,	
Taxes ln Suspense, disputed 	
Accounts Receivable, Better Housing
Unexpired   Insurance   Premiums  	
5,832.82
800.0!)'
1,168.23 I
25.05
6,668.09
230.37 |
**JII,HI.-,.Ill '
WllUO
Signed on behalf of the City Council
CHAS. J. PARNHAM, Mayor.
W. H. COPE. Clerk.
Certified Correct
It. J. SELFE. Auditor.
EXPENDITURES AND REVENUE STATEMENT
FOR THE YEAR 1924.
RECEIPTS
Assessment Roll 1924, General Taxes 	
Penalties and Interest 	
Dog Tax  «■.	
Trades Licenses 	
Police Fines   _....
Night Watchman Fees 	
Pound Fees  _	
Electrical Permit Fees 	
Scale Fees	
Government Grants
Liquor Profits Dividend 	
Parl-mutuel Dividend 	
Motor Licenses Dividend 	
Sundry Revenues 	
Sundry   Sales   	
Manure Sales 	
Revenue from Hauling 	
Donations for Fire Hose 	
5.25S.80
245.6.'i
70.00
1,750.00
115.00
582.50
53.00
95.16
1.50
1,734.24
808.32
808.95
32 00
14.30
24.00
.    166.70
.    300.00
REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES STATEMENT
FOR THE YEAR 1924
EXPENDITURES
I Public Works Department
Hoads and Sidewalks
Labor   1,506.47
Supplies    239.99
Sewers
Labor   :    417.35
Supplies    1,609.75
Electric Light and Water
Police Department
Salaries   	
Expenses	
Repairs to Buildings  	
Health Department
Salaries  	
Supplies and Scavenging
Fire Department
Insurance  	
Supplies, etc	
Stable Expenses 	
City Hall Expenses
Salaries 	
Advertising, Printing and Stationery	
Oilice Sundries, Postage, Exchange, Telephones and Wartax 	
1.746.46
2,027.10
2,290.50
,100.23
605.35
220.00
73.15
658.50
1,795.20
965.56
3,773.56
1.105.38
2,390.78
660.51
825.35
731.65
393.82
Excess of Expenditures over Receipts           2,314.25
#iw«u;
Insurance   	
Legal Expenses 	
Pound Keeper	
Workmen's Compensation .
Scales Inspection 	
Registration Fees 	
Civic Reception 	
Interest on Housing Loan
Depreciation   	
Donations  	
HOURS OF WOKK ACT
1923 AS Al'i-uUVJil) BY
UliUl.-liUV. UN   LUUiNUL
3,322.6*.
28.85
200.00
7.00
16.40
4.00
5.95
100.09
183.38
508.49
116.65
«1W«U7
Following is a copy of the regulations tudue oy tne Doard of Aujus*-
meut uuuer tne "Hours of Work Act,
19<S3,*' aud approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. We 'mulish It with the hope that it will be
of ueueut to our itailors, many oi
whom are vituuy interested in tins
mailer. Adjustments atieeiing industries otner iiiuu those Incluued in
the following will oe puulislieu later.
Waving regard to tne nature una
conuuiuns oi uie industrial uuuetOUK-
ings neieiuuuer lueituoueu, tut* condition oi employment aim weuare oi employees, me jjouru oi Aujusuneut niter uiquiiy, held pursuant lu tne
"Hours ol Wotk Aci, VJio,' and suu-
Jeut to the uppiovui oi uie Lileuieuaiit-
uo.einor ui uouuoll, hereuy exempts
to tuo extent ueteiiuiiier aiateu uoui
Uie provisions oi becuon 3 oi uie sum
aci, tue industrial unueriaKiiigs unu
woiners eugugeu therein, hereinafter
meuuuued, namely:—
1. All woraers employed in sawmills, pinning mills and sningie nuns
in tue uisliict east ot uie cjuscaue
uiouutalus suau be permitted lo work
one hour per uuy in bacoss oi uie limit prescrioeu by section 6 oi me Act;
the total hours wonted uot to exceed
bt per week.
2. All eglneers, flreraeu and oilers
engaged lu sa.uiiius, pinning mills,
and sningie mills, lu charge oi steam
plants operating on a one-snitt ousts,
in tne uistrict east oi me Uascaue
Moutiuilus, shall ue auowed to wont
lurtuer overtime to tue extent oi one
and one-hull Hours per uay lo co\cr
preparatory uuu complementary -worn
in audition to me said u4 hours per
week.
3. All   woraers   employed   in   tho
lum'oer  and   sningie   uiai.iuacturlng
industries as operatuis ui luumnieu;
all persons eugugeu In booming operations; all won.ers engaged as operators of transportation systems in
connection with shipping, und planing operations In connection with
shipping, necessary to Illl urgent or-
dare.
4. All  workers  employed  In  ship
repair plants, engineering works, machine shops, foundries, welding plants
sheet-metal works, belt-works, saw-
works, aud all like plants doing repair work, when engaged on urgent
repair work which must of necessity
be done. In order that other industries
shall not be seriously handicapped in
their operations.
6. All bakers employed iu the baking industry shall he permitted ».o
work len 110) hours per man per
month in excess of forty-eight (4S)
hours per week and all bakery salesmen or ileliveryinen twenty-six (26)
hours per man per month in excess of
4S hours per week.
6. All workers engaged in industries whose shipping operations are of
nn Intermitted nature shall be permitted to work such overtime as may be
necessary to enable urgent shipping
orders to be executed.
7. That part ot Die undertaking of
the West Kootenay Power and Light
Company, Limited, al Lower Bonnlug-
tou. B.C., being the construction work
in progress in connection therewith,
until tlie ls, day ol* February, 1925.
8. All workers employed by Tlic
Laminated Materials, Limited, of New
Westminster, as veneer operatives,
cement spreaders and those engaged
in Ihe finishing department, are exempt from lbc provisions of section
3 of (lie Act until thc 6th dav of
.March, 1925.
9. in ull industries which use
steam as a motive power and which
operate on a one-shift basis, the engineer and fireman in charge of sucli
plants shall be allowed to work overtime to the extent of one hour and a
half por day to cover preparatory or
complementary work.
in. All workers employed In '.lie
logging industry as operators of
launches; all persons engaged In
booming operations; all workers in
the said Industry engaged as operators of transportation systems, sucli
as railway crews, workers engaged In
handling logs by trucks or horses, and
engineers employed In the operation
and upkeep of donkey-engines.
11. The tisliing Industry and all Its
attendant branches, such ns the canning or otherwise preserving of fish
a il all by-products of lish.
12. All workers i„ cook and bunk
houses shall be exempt from tlie provisions of tlie said Act.
13. In all cases of "limited" extension over nnd  above the hours pro
scribed by section 3 and covered by
the above regulations, a record shall i
be kept by the employee on a form
stating the date, name of employee,
occupation, No. of hours overtime and
reasons for such overtime, and a cony
shall be filed witli the Board of Adjustment on the lirst day of each and
every month.
ANNUAL MEETING
OF CAN. INSTITUTE
OF MINING, FEB. 18
The following communication haa
been received by tlie Islander from
Mr. II. Mortimer-Lamb, secretary of
the B.C. Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. As
will he seen it refers to tlle annual
meeting of that Institute, which will
be held In Vancouver on February 13
to 20 Inclusive, and which Is being
held ln the hope of being of material
benefit to tho province.
A program of exceptional interest
has been prepared In connection with
the forthcoming Annual General
Meeting of the British Columbia Division of the Canadian Institute of
Mlnng and Metallurgy to be held In
Vancouver on February 18, 19 and 20
next. The Institute ns Is well known
ls a national organization composed
mainly of technical men, whose aim
and purpose Is the promotion, chlcl-
ly hy educational means, of the best
. Interests of the mining Industry In
thiB country. Essentially It Is actuated by disinterested motives. It
is on this account that It has exercised so wide and so admittedly beneficial an Influence during the pnst
twenty-six jcars throughout Canada.
In this Province the tradition of useful service has been adequately maintained hy the British Columbia Division. Having In mind the idea nf
service, and recognizing tliat the province at present Is confronted Willi
economic   nnd    Industrial   problems.
whose successful solution Is of common concern, the Division at this
meeting is subordinating Its technical
or class Interests to the major demands of community interests. lu
other words Instead of dealing wilh
questions that exclusively and directly affect mining, it will deliberate issues that Inclusively, if indirectly, affect every ndivldual, class and industry In British Columbia.
Of these problems that of Govern-
ment finance, Involving taxation, Is
not the least pressing. Tho tax burden now imposed is a heavy one. Its
effect Is to deter investment and lo
discourage any considerable Increase
of population. Rut with factors favorable to the extensions of Industry,
to the acceleration of settlement, and
to increase of population, tlie problem
would soon cense to exist; It would
solve Itself. Hence the Importance
of concentrating effort on the im-
provement of basal conditions.
The liability of the P.G.E. ls a cause
of high taxation. So long ns this
railway continues to be owned by tlie
province It wlll continue to be a public liability and a burden on the taxpayer unless a way can be found of
opcratng It profitably. It can only
be operated profitably by Increasing
settlement and by an accelerated development of resources in tlic territory served hy It. Thc Division will
devote a day to a survey of the potential and actual resources of this
territory, with a view to stimulating
Interest In the opportunities that may
exist for enterprise, The Information
to be submitted wlll be authoritative
anil comprehensive.
On the third day nf the meeting,
Under the general bead of "Keoiinnne
laud Industrial Conditions III llritish
Columbia; How can they be Improved." a discussion covering a wide
range will take place The Interrelationship of Industries will be In
dicated; the conditions obtaining iu
each described; and means of bettering them canvassed. This, of courso,
involves questions of taxation, markets, labor, transportation, etc. The
point of view will be obtained of tlie
agriculturist, the lumberman, tho
manufacturer, the engineer, the mine
operator, tlie prospector, and others.
As a result of such n conference It Is
hoped   that  some  constructive  Ideas.
callable of application, mav be evolved.
The meeting will be open to the pub
lie, and representatives from every
section of the province will be welcomed.
Baby's restless nights
might be avoided
Scalded akin ami other skin
troubles are common causes
of restlessness, ami often
could lie avoided by careful bathing with Baby's
Own Soap.
Its fragrant lather cleanses and
IteslS Baby's skin, nnd prepares
for restful sleep.
"Bell for uou nnd Baby loo"    tt-ss
B. C. AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCTS EXCEED 1922
Agricultural products harvested In
British Columbia during the year
1923, wore nearly $4,000,000 In excess
of the 1922 total, according to the
eighteenth annual report of the department of agriculture, Total production In 1922 was $55,322,971 aud In
1923 It was (50,160,708. The report
shows Increased development of outside markets of nearly $6,000,000. Thu
fruit grown In 1923 was the largest on
record, amounting to nearly 177,000,-
ooo pounds, exceeding the previous
yenr by 85.000 pounds. Tho total
value of the crop Is placed at $6,-
034.976. Dairy products to the value
of $0,385,000 are shown by the report
as compared with $8, .000 In 1922.
New Car Service
(All FOR HIKK »AT OH NIGHT
24- TELEPHONE 100
Cumberland Hotel
An electric furnace has been designed by a Swedish engineer which
will heat various metals to 1300 degree centigrade.
re>m
, Car leaves Cumberland Hotel at i
i 8 o'clock every Sunday morning ,
; and meets boat at Union Bay.
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
fine stationery^
a Special charm."
J
f* RAGB[H ELL13   /™V
French Organdie
lOrttinO J>iipor
tf PAGE FOUR
THS   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
Friday and Saturday
January 30 and 31
House Peters, in
"THE TORNADO"
On returning from the Great War ho. found that another man had run off with
his wife! What would you have done? Would you ltecp the fires of revenge burning within you even though you became a power in tho lumber-camps and known as
a human "tornado"?     See this great picture and then decide for yourself.
Usual Saturday Night Dance from 9.30-12
Wednesday and Thursday
February 4 and 5
In tbe character of "Pronto*' Black, Buck Jones assumes a
rolo in which he is confronted with the dilemma of love and tha
carrying out of a pledge to a dying pal. 'Ihe two duties conflict.
How lie played square Is worked out In an absorbing manner with many dramatic Incidents which Include pisioi and list
lights, a realistic mine explosion, beautiful scenery and a pretty
love story.     Unlike many "westerns" It is real, not trashy.
Supporting Jones arc Wanda Hawley, Hank .Mann and
David "Red" Klrhy.
"Villiam /ox   pmnu*
BUCKJONES
*THE MAM
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'I)ireeled Iii/ Al SANTEU
il be WILLIAM WALLACfc IO0K
CHAPTER IV OF
"THE GHOST CITY"
FEATURING PETE MORRISON
"The Water Trap"
Adults, 35 cents
Children, 15 cents
The Ilo=Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND
Monday and Tuesday
February 2 and 3
Chester
ranklins
PRODUCTION
THE
ULEST
1CRSER
with the famous dog, "Peter The Great", in the
title role, and ELEANOR BOARDMAN as the
leading feminine star.
ADULTS 35<*
CHILDREN 15<£
Friday and Saturday
February 6 and 7
RICARDO CORTEZ      UHUSt «UA«t*
fftimn Minus    	
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HOLLY CULTIVATION
LARGELY LIMITED TO
VANCOUVER ISLAND
In a recent issue, Agricultural and
Industrial Progress In Canada claims
a little known Canadian Industry, one
of small dimension, but Increasing
each year, and still with a good deal
of room for expansion is the cultivation of hull... Though the really insistent and voluminous demand for
this decorative shrub comes but once
a year, it is such as to wamyit a much
greater production in the Dominion.
Holly growing on a commercial
scale In Canada Is pretty well confined to the Province of 'British Columbia, and there again the area is
largely limited to Vancouver Island,
In the south-eastern corner of thia
fertile and balmy isle, it is claimed
that holly prows better than anywhere else In Canada or America,
Holly growers here Imported t! ■ parent stock from England nnd l-'rnuca,
and, through the development, of
handsome trees, have created a wide
demand for their product.
BIG DEMAND FOR
B.C. CEDAR LOGS
CORRESPONDENCE
A new Industry has been found for
the   utilization   of   British   Columbia!
cellar logs, and sometime during the'
month a cargo of cedar logs will be j
shipped to the Orient to make Chinese :
caskets,     For about ten years expert-
meuts have been going on In China
as  to  the durability of cedar  under--
ground and recently an order was received from ihe Orient for 2,40(1 Ch'r.- I
ese caskets.
RESERVE OF OFFICERS
AND   RETIRED   LIST   OF
OFFICERS—CAN. MILITIA
Officers on the Reerve and Retired
List CM., residing iu tbe Province of
British Columbia, are notified that
they should report In writing to the
D.O.C., M.D. 11, Victoria, B.C., on or
before the 1st April In each year, giving address for the current year, ibis
In order that their names be retained
In the Militia List. This also applies
to Oflicers formerly H.O. and U.L..
C.E.F., as those Lists have been absorbed into hto R.O. and R.L., C. M.
MANY MEN GOING
TO LOGGING CAMPS
Large numbers of men are just now
being sent out to the logging camps
Up tlie coast. The demand is occasioned by the opening of several
camps on Vancouver Island, one at
Cowichan Bay and one or two other
points, also by the decision of a number of tbe operators to increase their
crews and by the reopening of several
camps which have been closed on account of snow.
It is estimated that at least five
hundred men have been sent out during the past week, and one or two of
the employment agencies express the
hope that it will not be long before a
large proportion of the skilled logger:*! are absorbed.
Alert Bay, Cowichan Bay, Campbell
River and Theodosla Arm are several
of tho points to which men have been
sent during the last few days.
This column is maintained for the
use of readers of this paper who wish
to express themselves in modern
language on any topic of general interest. The Islander does not ns"
sume responsibility for any of thc
views expressed.
All contributions must be signed
and written legibly On ono side of tho
paper only and must reach this olllce
not later than noon Wednesday, to
appear in the Issue of ihe following
Friday.
More   than   2nd   ions   of  whale  oil I
from the whale stations on the Queen
Charlotte   Islands,   British   Columbia,
have  been  shipped  to  England  this
year.
THK WAY OK THK WORLD
Editor, Cumberland   Islander,
Dear Sir,— I sympathize with you,
In your reference to the business men
of Cumberland. It Is the same iu
every branch of industry, The man
that does his best to serve tbe public
he surely gets left. In boosting
home trade Is all right, and not advertising in our local paper is all
wrong, but when a man advertises in
the (peal paper I think be is entitled
to all that the local paper man can
throw his way, and not to give it to
a man that does nol even take the
paper. And then in regard to our
business men; Instead of patronizing
our own truckers around town, of
which there are a number, who are
paying a license to the town for their
business, our business men patronize
the truckers from our neighboring
town to do tlie work which I think
is wrong. I think for the prosperity
of our own community we should, as
far as possible, consider our own
country around us to see what supplies are available before sending below for our supplies, just because we
can make a dollar more profit.     Here
is  one  little experience  I  had  some !
time ago.     I asked a business man If
he wanted to buy some potatoes, he
held  up bis bnnds mid said we can :
get them landed here for $14.1)0 per
ton; they were selling for over $20.00.
Now,   sir,  don't you   think   it   would'
huve paid him to have bought from
I his  then  customer? for  we sold  (or
$20.00 and wo did not deal any moro
I there.      It is the same in everything
else, fruit, meat and every other com-.
modlty   Wfl  have.      Thoy  send below
for their supplies.    Now suppose we j
j all   send   below   for  our   supplies,   I '
wonder  what they  would  think?       i
,     "Man's  Inhumanity  to  man  make.;;
| countless thousands mourn."
Funny world, Isn't it?
CITIZEN, |
tice and during the season matured in
wood. An analysis of the product
gives a content of 25 to 27 per cent,
proof spirits. In color tbe wine is a
deep rich red color. It Is intended
to fully season and mature this wine
before placing it on the market. By
cutting the profit below the amount
usually charged on beverages the
board hopes to introduce this product
In the favor of tho wine-drinking public In preference to the imported vintage. The growers of British Columbia confidently took forward to a
considerable development in this Industry, sufficient to take care ot the
increased production in loganberries.
The loganberry Is a naural wine-berry
requiring no added material to start
fermentation, and lends itself to un
easy production of wine.
It was pointed out by Its sponsors
that the extension of the permit
would not in the least affect revenue
aud that it would result in a much Increased tourist traffic. As soon as
the transprovinclal highway is finished many tourists will wish to remain
In the country more than thirty days,
and it Is thought that by the removal
of tho Inconveniences connected with
obtaining the six-mouth bond as at
present, they will be much encouraged to do so,
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
LOGANBERRY MAKES
AN EXCELLENT WINE
The British Columbia department of
industries has been carrying on an in-
! vestigation into the commercial possibilities of the loganberry With ro-
i gard to the establishment of a wine
! industry in the province. They have
found some encouragement in this direction, and also ln tho prospects for
marketing the unfermented juice. The
department reports that the increase
in loganberry acreage coming Into
bearing In li»2S gave a surplus yield
over all possible markets of 150 tons.
With a view to providing an outlet
the Liquor Board gave its encouragement to the commencement of the industry by placing orders. The Saanich fruitgrowers manufactured O.nf.i)
gallons and the Mainland growers
3,000 gallons. The wine was put up
according to the best established prac-
, NINETY-DAY TOURIST
PERMITS ARE ASKED
INSTEAD OF 30-DAY
Representations are to be made to
the Dominion Government and the assistance of the American Automobile
Association is to he asked to have tlie
present thirty-day touring permit
made to ninety days. Col. A. W. U.
Wllby, president of the Victoria
branch Automobile, Club of British
Columbia, and Mr. R. H. Webb, local
secretary, brought this matter before
the Provincial executive of the Club
at its session in New Westminster recently. The proposal had already
been endorsed hy the local executive
and after it had been given due consideration hy tho Provincial body it
u|;i decided tliat steps would be taken
immediately towards its accomplishment.
Tlie attention of the Department ot
Health lias been drawn to the fact
that some of the butchers are using
coloring and also preservative preparations containing sulphites in
hamberger steak, minced steak and
sausage.
The use of sulphites is prohibited ln
or upon meat or meat products by
regulations made under the Food &
Drugs Act. Tills includes any preparation containing sulphites, sodium
sulphite, etc., or the use of any coloring matter,
You are, therefore, warned that any
violation of these regulations will he
followed by prosecution according to
the law.
The following is a list of preservatives approved by this department:
Common salt, sugar, saltpetre, wood
smoke, vinegar, acetic acid, spices,
alcohol, refined sodium nitrate.
These, and no others, can be used
In or upon meat or meat products.
W.  H.  Ritchie.  Inspector of Foods
& Drugs.
Victoria, B.C., Jan. 21, 1925. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C
PAGE FIVE
The Judge:- He Gets a Line on the Shirt Traffic—hNS.
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RASTUS YOU WERE
DRUNK LTsSTrtlSrVl
The
"Judge"
Special to
The
Islander
every
week
Courtenay Electric Light System Shows
Handsome Profit For The Year
The report of- tho Auditor for the
City of Courtenay has been received
and shows the finances of the city to
be ill a very satisfactory state. Th.*
Electric Light System for thc past
year showed a profit of $10,390.96, or
$1,300 more than tho previous year.
The report, which is herewith published, speaks for Itself.
Courtena'..*, B. C. January 20, l!t2.*i.
The Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Courtenay, B.C.
Gentlemen:
I beg to report that 1 have audited
the accounts of tlie City of Courtenay
for the year ending December 31st,
1924, and 1 now enclose tlie following
statements:
Balance Sheet, Revenue Account.
Cash Account and Debenture Account.
I beg further lo report tliat I have
obtained all the information and explanations I have required, and in my
opinion the Balance Sheet, as certified by me. is properly drawn up so
as to exhibit correctly the state of affairs of the City of Courtenay, according to the best of my information and
tlle explanation given to me. and as
shown by the books of tlie Corporation. The books, documents and
vouchers are now all in good order.
1 will now deal with tlie following
matters:
Electric Light System
The Revenue Account for the year
shows a surplus of $14,491.71. but
credited to the income is tbe tax levy
for 1924, amounting to $4,094.75, so
that the actual operation of the plant
would show a proOt of $10,898.96,
which is $1300.00 more than the prom
last year. This is very satisfactory
in view of the fact tliat charges for
the year are less than they were for
last year. The reason for the charges
being less is owing to the reduction
In rate. The accounts receivable at
the end of the year amoun t to }4,-
798.48, which is a very slight increase
over last year. Against this amount
allowance must be made for the December payments which are not made
until January.
Waterworks Depart men!
The Waterworks Department shows
a surplus of $7,072.44, compared with
a surplus last year of $822.47. included In the Income is the tax levy
for 1924, amounting to $9402.74, and
if this were deducted from the income, the actual operation of the
Waterworks would show a loss of $1,-
730.30, that Is, if all payments were
made out of the current charges and
revenue other than the tax levy. The
Accounts Receivable in this Department at the end of the year amount lo
$916.59, which Is a little higher than
last year.
Better Housing Account
The payments made by the purchasers this year are over $400.00 less
than were made last year.     T should
v.;
m -	
like to report lu this connection that
some of these contracts are not in
good standing. Futhermore, I beg
to state that, in the case of three purchasers who have taken over properties from former owners, there do not
appear to he any agreements existing
petween these three purchasers and
Ihe City. 1 am informed that in two
cases the contracts have not been executed hy the purchasers, and I think
this matter should be attended to with
out delay, especially as they have both
run for some considerable time. The
margin of profit between the interest
paid in tlie Government and that paid
by the purchasers is so small that If
any contracts get very badly in arrears the city will undoubtedly have
to suffer some loss. The taxes on
some of these properties have not beeu
paid for some considerable time, and
[ would recommend that some definite stand be taken by the Council with
regard to them.
Depreciation
Amounts have been added to the Depreciation Reserve in connection with
the Auto Truck used for the Electric
Light and Water Departments also for
the new truck purchased this year for
the Public Wurks, and also on the
olllce furniture and equipment.
Arrears of Tuxes
The arrears of taxes this year
amount to $7,248. 49, wliieh Is slightly over $2000 less than last year. On
the other hand, the properties now
owned by the city through tax sales
amount to $10,906.02. being roughly
$2700 more than last year. In this
connection again we have charged all
the t axosebzD:htnees....0....6....666....
Ihe taxes on these properties up to
the end of December 1924. so that the
actual arrears of taxes brought forward are those owned by other than
the city. It would be a very great
assistance to tlle City if these lots
owned by them could be disposed of.
Accounts I'uyuule
The Accounts Payable consist of an
old account due to the Vancouver
General Hospital, and also some advance payments made on account of
the Electric Light Department.
Sinking Funds
The Sinking Funds this year all
show a surplus. This year, with the
consent of the Inspector of Municipalities, the Sinking Funds are based on
the outstanding debenture indebtedness, anil not on the full debenture issue, as lias been the custom before.
in the case of the Electric Light Department, Bonds have been redeemed
out of the Sinking Funds to thc
amount of $7800, and the Sinking
Fund Is therefore based on the original debenture debt less this amount of
$7800. The same applies to the
Waterworks, In which case $6500
worth of Bonds have been redeemed
out of the Sinking Funds, and ln the
case of the School, $3000 worth of
Bonda have been redeemed. These
are shown in the statement at the
amount they were actually redeemed
at, and not their par value.
School
Last year, the balance owing to the
school was $3154.55, and this year the
balance is only $1363.41.
Surplus
The Surplus, apart from the Sinking Fund Reserves, has increased
from 31,381.78 to $46,721.50
Following the instructions of the
Council at the beginning of the year,
the books have been closed, and a
Trial Balance taken regularly every
month, with the result that 'he work
I/JUNC
/^V-ow-EYES
lefreshes Tired I
Write MurineCo..Chlcato.forE,f
IF
Home-Made Repairs
To Telephones
The telephone is an intricate and sensitive instrument, and attempts on the part ol' a subscriber to carry
out his own repairs and adjustments are apt to do
more harm than good. If there is anything wrong
with your telephone, notify the telephone company
and a repairman will call.
\
Do not try to keep a loose mouthpiece In
place by squeezing it in with paper or tinfoil. This is likely to interfere with talking.
BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY
was kept up to date the whole year
through, and thus It has been made
possible to furnish the City with their
statements some five weeks earlier
this year than was the case last year.
In conclusion, I wish to express my
appreciation of the assistance and cooperation extended to me by the stalf
of the City Hall.
Yours truly,
M. B. Tribe. Auditor.
Wm. Douglas
for "
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
I
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I CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials,
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS, DOORS.
8HIN9LBS,
KILN DRIED FLOORINGS,
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WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHORT
NOTICE WITH REASONABLE CHARGES.
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CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PHONire lNlght '*""•mx Co»'-«'"'*.'
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The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
Special for Saturday
Delicious Cream Cakes, Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Etc.
Taste Teasing  Palate Pleasing
Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls
Scotch Scones, Doughnuts, Oatcakes, Biscuits
Make our Quality Bread the Basis of Every Meal
Give us a Trial
Telephone 18 Cumberland
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.
English Ale and
Stout. Lager Beer
The Popular Choice!
ASK   YOUR   LOCAL   VENDOR   AND   DEMAND
Silver Spring
BEER THAT NEVER HAS BEEN EQUALLED
Silver Spring Brewery, Limited
Victoria
This advertisement is not published or displayed by thc
jl Liquor Control Board or by the Government ef B.C.
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
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GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   AND   OIL
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BETTER MEAT
AT WILCOCK BROS* MEAT MARKET
For the better cuts of Delicious Meats, you can always
get satisfaction at Wilcock Bros' Meat Market.     We
make a specialty of quality cuts at prices that mean
wholesome saving to you.
Wilcock   Bros.
Dunsmuir Avenue — Cumberland, B.C.
S. DAVIS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— * Opposite the Drug Store. PAGE SIX
THE   CUMBERLAND» ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1925.
"CITY THAT NEVER i    Indirectly, that question is answer-
SLEEPS" A SPECIAL I ed in powerful, compelling fashion in
CRUZE   PRODUCTION   the new James Cruze production for
  j Paramount.      "Tlie City That Never
Is a modern girl safer in the full' Sleeps."
glare of the bright lights than behind j    It is a gripping narrative of mother-
the drawn curtain of society homes?    | love—novel in theme, direct and force
15 DAY
Stock - Taking
SALE
Now in
FULL SWING
A   SALE
of   General   Household   Goods
Including   Furniture,   Mattresses,   Leather   Goods,
Trunks, Suit Cases, Crockery, Glassware and
Fancy Goods.
Come in and look the store over.     An inspection will
convince you.
TOMMY'S
Hardware   Store
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
fill. Louise Dresser, Kathlyn Williams, Rlcardo Cortez and Virginian
Lee Corbln, are the featured players,
each selected for their perfect fidelity to type.
Tlie story begins on the Bowery in
1910. Hiss Dresser, destined to become known throughout all Xew York
as "Mother O'Dliy," decides her saloon is no place lo rear a child, su
she makes secret negotiations witli i<
lawyer to have tlie child adopted hy
an impoverished Fifth avenue Bociety
woman.     This is Miss Williams.
Years pass, and tlic saloon becomes
a modern jazz cafe. The girl (Virginia Lee Corbln), believes that Miss
Williams is her aunt, and Miss Williams herself does not know whoso
tlie child Is. Every year she receives'
payment through the lawyer.
Mother O'Day, who has gone aloni*
believing her child was being reared
in   "refinement,"  suddenly   discovers i
that she lias become a modern jazz-
mad,     highball-drinking,    cigarette- j
Bmoking Rapper, and that she is en-!
gaged to a man Mother O'Day believ-1
es to bo   an    unscrupulous    fortune
hunter.
How can she save her child without disclosing her secret? That Is
the mother's problem. She solves It |
in an entirely original nnd unsuspected way, and Director Graze builds tbo
story up ihrougli a smashing series
of Incidents to a tremendous climax.
"The City That Never Sleeps,"!
which wlll be the fcnlure nt tbe Ilo-1
llo Theatre on Friday and Saturday,!
February 0 and 7 was adapted to tbo '
screen by Walter Woods and Anthony
Coldewey [rom the magazine serial,
"Mother O'Day," by Leroy Scot!.
There Is a high class supporting cast.
DOG GRABS MAN
BY THROAT WITHOUT
INJURING HIM
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Nine Reasons Why You Should Buy This Waver
Assures a beautiful  Marcel   Wave  in  five   (5)
minutes.
It will not burn or singe your hair.
It will save its cost many times in the first month.
A wave when you want it—No waiting for the hair
dresser.
After the swim, put a quick wave in.
Costs practically nothing to operate—Fits in any
socket.
A quicker and better wave than is possible with
any other appliance.
Your appearance depends   on   your  hair  dress.
Here is quick beauty.
Absolutely guaranteed.
PRICE $3.50
Cumberland Electric Lighting
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CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a '^-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief ol damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
APPROVED
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS CO.
Limited.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
J:
The absurdity of claims that animals in motion pictures are beaten
and abused in order to get them to
perform Is pointed out by Edward
Faust, tlie owner nnd trainer of Peter
the Great, the famous German police
dog appearing In tile Merto-Goldwyn-
Mayer production, "The Silent Accuser," which comes to the Ilo-llo
Theatre Monday aud Tuesday, February 2 and 3.
Faust Illustrated ills point by striking at the dog with a club. The dog
did not cringe, or move.
"If I had beaten tbat dog In training him he would have cringed when
I struck at him," he said. "Peter has
never been struck with a club, and
has not even learned to fear it."
Faust also points out that the do-*
would have killed him long ago if he
had abused It, for one of Peter's tricks
Is to leap nt his trainer's throat. Faust
also lays flat on the ground, and permits the dog to fusten his teeth in
bis throat. The dog lias been trained to do this without leaving even a
mark.
Peter has proved the value of the
right kind of training hy his work In
"The Silent Accuser," which Chester
M. Franklin directed, and adapted to
the screen witli the assistance of
Frank O'Connor from Jack Iloyle's
story. Eleanor Boardman, Raymond
McKoe and Earle Metcalfe head the
cast.
TIN TOBACCO CAN
SERVES BIG STAR
AS MAKE UP BOX
Few men can point to their personal possessions with such pride as
House Peters, for It has been his chief
pride that little personal articles such
Merchant
TAILOR
CLEANING  AND  PRESSING
Open for business November 20
Under New Management
E. Aida
CUMBERLAND TAILOR
Dunsmuir Avenue
as makeup boxes, canes and pipes
have been in his hands for yearB.
On the way to St. Maries, Idaho,
for exterior scenes of "The Tornado,"
Universal-Jewel to be shown ln the
llo-Ilo Theatre Friday and Saturday,
January 30 and 31 with Peters aB the
star, directed by King Baggot and sup
ported by Ruth Clifford, Snitz Edwards and Richard Tucker, the Pet-
ers-Baggot unit waB confined to one
Pullman car for seventeen hundred
miles. In that period of time, naturally the things carried on the trip
became objects of Interest.
Peters displayed his makeup box,
well known to professional people of
Hollywood, for tbey have seen no
other ln his possession and no box
like It in the Industry. It ls a London "pint box," a tobacco receptacle,
seven inches by three by one and one-
half. He purchased It sixteen years
ago in London when he was first starring as nn actor on the stage. His
pipes, one of them over twenty years
old and still his favorite, all have
histories. With each of these articles Peters' accoclatos some memories.
"The Tornado" is Bald to be one of
the most spectacularly-Aimed emotional melodramas ever Been on the
screen. It is the screen version of
the stage success of the same name
written by Lincoln J. Carter.
Some of the scenes required that
the star and some of the supporting
cast to undergo great personal haz-
zard for the sake of accuracy.
Real Loggers Used
However, ln his most dangerous
scenes Peters had the support of professional loggers instead of professional actors. For the most effective
acting obtained ln these scenes was
that Aimed of men actually at work In
the endeavor that was their means of
livelihood, namely riding log dlrves In
a moiling river, falling big trees and
working, regardless of danger, to
break the jams that mark the course
of thousands of logs down the turbulent river to the mills.
But Peters was ln the thick of it,
for his part as a logging boss, driven
by a woman's falseness to try and
lose his identity and grief In the heart
of the forest, required of him such
risk.
Yet after it was over, he remarked that it gave him a great kick and
Ihat he wants a role like It in the
near future.
UNION   HOTEL
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Comfort   and   HomtUk*  Mtrlee.
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Board of School Trustees, Cumberland, B.C.
JANUARY 15th, 1925.
REPORT AND STATEMENT FOR YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31st, 1924.
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES,
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
I beg to report that I have audited the vouchers and Accounts
of the Board of School Trustees, Cumberland, B.C., for the year
ending December 31st, 1924.
Herewith I enclose a statement of Revenues and Expenditures
for the year 1924.
The balance in the Royal Bank of Canada is $6045.43 but
cheques outstanding at December 31st, 1924 will reduce this to
$4419.44.
All accounts against the board have as far as I know been
rendered and paid.
The items under the heading Accounts Receivable are for
accounts which were overpaid.
An ahiount of $1000.09 is still due from the City on account
of the balance owing at December 31st, 1923. The balance owing
at that time $3842.68 was to have been paid into the School Account in the Royal Bank of Canada but through some misunderstanding this was not done.
Yours truly,
R. J. SELFE, Auditor.
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS   FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1924.
DISBURSEMENTS
Salaries, Teachers and Caretaker 	
Secretary's Salary 	
Transportation   	
Repairs   	
Janitor's  Supplies  	
Audit Fees	
Insurance   	
Medical Ofllcer'8 Retainer 	
Stationery and Advertising  „	
Sundry Office Expenses	
Workmen's Compensation 	
Fuel  	
Furniture 	
Exchange 	
School Room Supplies 	
Uloctrlc Light 	
Water 	
Improvements to 'Grounds 	
23,208.00
150.1)0
290.00
2.040.9i;
213.03
75.00
5G4.50
200.0(1
177.65
52.17
2.sr.
1,104.20
537.97
..r>o
647.0*
66.41
148.50
1 ,576.06
RECEIPTS
Government Grants 	
Proportion of Liquor Profits 	
Due from City of Cumberland at Jan. 1, 1924  3,738.33
Balance owing at December 31, 1924  1,000.09
Amount paid in by City   	
Poll Tax Revenue  -	
School Tax Assessment 1924 	
32,542.46
632.93
1,738.24
3,393.62
6,204.92
Accounts Receivable
Royston Lumber Co   29.20
Thc Islnnder  '.   .10.00
Balance in  hand
31.054.S*!
59.20
4.398.09
#:i.',..-.l*2.ll
$66,61111
Signed on behalf of the Hoard:
E. F. BANKS. Chairman.
A. MacKINNON, Secretary.
Certified Correct
R. J. SELFE, Auditor.
Receipts
NIGHT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS 1924.
I Disbursements
■ Night School Salaries
| Balance ln hand 	
Balance ln hand, January 1, 1824 transferred from City Accounts     107.35 ■
86.00
2135
107.35
Balance of Cash In hand, Public School   4,398.09
Balance ln hand, Night School        21.3f>
4,419.44
Outstanding Cheques at December 31, 1024   1,625.99
Balance in Royal Dank ot Canada   6,045.1:)
Signed on behalf of tho Board!
E. F. HANKS, Chairmnn.
A. MacKINNON, Secretary.
Certified Correct
R. J. SELFE, Auditor. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1825.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE SEVEN-
POTATO GROWERS
HELD ANNUAL MEETING
MONDAY NIGHT
COURTENAY, Jan. 27.—Tim Comox
Valley Potato Growers, one of the
most important branch agricultural
associations In the district, held Its
annual meeting on Monday night. A
report of tho meeting of thc central
executive recently held lu Vancouver
was submitted by thc ohulrmi n. Capt.
G. R. Bates, which occupied ihe lirst
part of the evening, was wril received. Many subjects arising out of
the report were dealt with as they
came up. The first was thnt or tho
price of certified seed potatoes. Mr.
H. P. Allborry thought the prlco ns
set by the central executive of $100
per ton wus loo high for those fanners who are members of tbe potato
growers' association to pay. A fanner would look at u live dollar hill a
BILL SUTLIFF
Courtenay.
good many times for a bag of certified seed, and there were farmers In
[lie district anxious to try out new
varieties. .Mr. it. U. Hurford said
that lie l^id been told by dealers that
i lie price of ¥100 per ton was too high.
uu liie other hand the Creamery Association bad had orders previous lo
tne potato fair in Vancouver last No-
vomber and us far as Early St. George
ami Bliss s Early Triumph were concerned he didn't think tliey could be
obtained. A general discussion as to
price for commercial potatoes ensued.
Alt*. John Crookett expected to see thc
{price go to 610, per sack, by spring
lie didn't think it right to   set   the
I prloo al the first of the year.     Mr.
1 ..linitle thought the denier should be
i protected in some way, but that tin.
imnutide farmer should be able to bu>
eed ni the wholesale price of $70 per
on, .Mr. II. P. Allberry couldn't Bee
whero tlie seed merchants had pushed
.he sale of certified seed, and thought
.hut If tho growers were going to re-
.y on the seed men for a market the
aimers had better quit growing them
The potato growers would have to
handle their own selling, he though'.
On motion uf Mr. J. Ware the price
jf certified Beed was set at $70 per
.ou In any quantity, to any genuine
Jarmer who is u member of the association.
Mr. J. 11. Munro of the soil and crop
branch of tlie department of agriculture, addressed tile meeting. His remarks were listened to with Interest
li had been proposed, he said, to send
one ton ol* ceilined potatoes from eacli
district in B.C. Including Comox, to a
government experimental station.
These ton lots would be given, the
speaker said, but It was possible that
I the department would pay the growers, In any case he thought It would
lie an excellent advertisement as Cal-
; i'oruin was likely to become a large
purchaser'of certified seed.     In AI-
! harta and  central  B.C.  the potatoes
i huve deteriorated through the use of
poor seed and these places should be
large buyers also In the future.     The
! last Comox Fall Fair had proved con-
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cluslvely that the Comox Valley could
certainly grow the finest potatoes and
ne wanted to tell the growers that the
government was right behind their
association. In pointing out the possibilities of the Victoria market for
potatoes the speaker said that out of
48,470 sacks imported by that city
not one sack had come from the Comox district. Nanaimo had taken
8,430 tnd of these Courtenay had
supplied 2,200. Fifty tons were be-
•ng loaded ut Halifax for a trial shipment through the Panama Canal for
rectors present. Mr. A. R. England
was in the chair and a good deal of
business was transacted with dispatch. Mr. W. A. B. Paul, reporting
for tlie committee appointed to draw
up a statement of requirements with
a view to submitting Ihe same lo the
government, said bis committee* has
assumed that the sum of one thousand
dollars could be obtained. On this
assumption they had based their cal-
dilutions as follows:
Thc committee was aware that tbe
association could eusllv do    wilh
Vancouver and a good deal depended ! mUoh larger sum of money. The hull
jii the condition In which these tub-1 needed some repair badly, It would
crs reached their destination. if | hl f.1(., „,„„,, oonB*derable expenditure
the experiment was successful a , bnl t|1(. committee had suggested
shipment of two hundred tons was go.! spending from $2«o   to   $800   which
ing to be made. It was pointed out
to tbe speaker that thc dllTerence in
i'lie freight rates to Victoria and Van
would keep the building going for tin
other  live  yeurs.      The   building  ot
stock sheds and poultry ucconinioda-
couver was probably the reason why t tion was a matter for urgent c msld
the Comox tubers were not finding
their way to the market of the Capitol city. Mr. Hurford thought that
it would be helpful to know the quantity of commercial potatoes in the valley for sale. He thought Ihe growers could obtain from $40 to $42 per
Ion for well graded potatoes at tlie
present time in car load lots; and several growers Indicated their willingness to make up a car lot. At present the Nanaimo market was being
supplied by Japanese growers it was
said. These potatoes were going from
the Comox district by scow and there
was little danger of damage hy frost
as it was never so cold on the water
as on land. The chairman voiced an
opinion that the Japanese may be a
good man to have in the association,
but he was certainly a bad man to
have out of It.     He la a big grower
eratlon. It was proposed to allow
$450 for a 40x100 fl. building lor cattle accommodation and $2011 for a new
poultry building. Nothing elaborate could be expected for these sums,
but 't wus thought that adequate accommodation could be provided at
the proposed figures and If they were
elected along the east side of the fair
grounds, the outside walls of the
building would form part of the fence
which would be a considerable saving. He hoped it would be possible
to do some painting also with this
amount of money when obtained.
Mr. R. U. Hurford, another member
of the same committee, thought Mr.
Puul had covered the ground pretty
well. The foundations of the hull
certainly needed the lirst attention.
They had thought  it best, however.
and can make'or break the market at   ]*|,hiU!e »mJte? a»m <? mon^ PJ?'
any time. The chairman also pointed out that the certification of seed
was not primarily for the purpose of
obtaining a big price for the seed, but
rather to Improve the quality of commercial potatoes throughout the province. He told the meeting that tiie
Hon, E. D. Barrow, minister of Agriculture, had expressed an opinion of
being In favor of helping those growers who had shown a willingness to
posed, to first of all make sure of the
present building. It would be possible, he thought, to put a cement
foundation under the hall for the
ligure mentioned.
President England agreed it was no
use enlarging the hall until ihe found
atious of the existing building, which
were rotten in places, had first been
renovated. The report was accepted
aud the committee instructed to make
■application to the government for the
co-operate  with  their  fellow  beings. |
The time had come, he thought, that  SSff^JS!: I ? £222.,f,"d *S
the Comox Valley was growing more
than was demanded locally, and it was
; finite proposals and information; and
j to report further at the next directors
man   nao ucuibuueu   .... ....... u„u  ...   nw   ' m«iln-
up to the growers to either grow more j n,8elln'5*
potatoes or only enough, for local ' I" the absence of other members of
consumption. It was probable that the ways and means committee, the
the association would have to split secretary reported progress. An ultimo two branches, the certified seed ' day program had been planned he said
growers and the growers of conuner
clal or table potatoes.
The officers elected for the year
were; President, G. R. Bates, re-elected; Vice president, Mr. Walter
Pritchard. The three new directors
ere: Messrs Geo. Bigelow, H. P. All-
berry and Edwin Bayley.     Those II-
whfch was to have included u big
jumble sale in the afternoon with a
first class concert, supper and dance
in the evening. The committee bad
arranged a good many of the details
and had set the date for the seventeenth of last month only to find that
the  Courtenay   school  entertainment
was decided to hold regular monthly
meetings of the directors on the las,
Tuesday of each month, unless notice
to the contrary Is given.
Other matters, Including the prevention of persons entering the exhibition who had not paid for the
privilege were discussed. It was
thought by some that considerable
number had obtained admission to the
grounds Inst year without using tin
regulur entrances. Mr. Flinton
thought this wus a very Berious matter for the association and that tin*
moral side of the question was much
more serious. Several methods of
prevention were discussed and there
is little doubt that steps will be taken
to put u stop to this nuisance for the
future.
NEW INDUSTRY
COMMENCED IN
COMOX VALLEY
rectors having another year to serve ,was »» for the, sam,cv, llatrc* " w,oul"
are: Messrs W. S. Hunter, J. Butler1"1™ *>.mn ua,ele,S9, th**reforo. to have
and R. U. Hurford. Mr. Hugh Clark j *«" <'? ag J!'™1 "tnrtaLe0vnen 1 °" ,'""
will continue to act as secretary pro da-*'. aml, " h,ad,.1n0,t bee" fou ,d, c°"-
'  '      ' venient to substitute another dale be-
Item.
	
[GOVERNMENT WILL
BE ASKED TO GIVE
McBRYDE'S  BAKERY
; fore Chirstmas. At a recent meeting
i of the directors, however, it had been
| decided to hold the jumble sale in tlie
I month of February. The secretary's
'report was received and the commit-
I tee is to go ahead with the prepara-
SOME ASSISTANCE j «°'*BA f°r »;e -il,mllie »ale* „ ,M*-8S,r**
^^___ I W. A. Urquhart and Wm. Wain who
! were also present thought that everybody in the valley as well as the
farmers would support tbe sale and
would bring something to be sold for
the benefit of the association. Tliis
was in fact the general opinion of all
those present.
On motion of the Rev. J. W. Flinton
seconded  by  Mrs.   Walter  Brown,  It
COURTENAY, Jan. 26.—The directors of the Comox Agricultural and
Industrial Association are very hopeful that some assistance may now be
obtained from the Provincial Govern-
I ment. At the last meeting of the dl-
I rectors, held ln the Agricultural Hall
on Friday night, there were nine di-
COURTENAV, Jun. 20.—The arrival
of seven pairs of silver-grey foxes val
ued at $10,000 marks tbe commencement of a new industry for tlic Comox Valley. These valuable animals
are now on the farm of Mr. F. II.
Stephenson at Grantham, where elaborate preparations had previously
been made for their arrival.
Mr. Stephenson has enclosed two
acres with wire fencing eight feet
high. Thia enclosure is subdivided
Into twenty-one different kennels and
the wire netting goes across the top
besides being let Into the ground to
a distance of two feet. This insures
the precious animals against attacks
from above and prevents them from
burrowing their way out.
The seven pairs of silver grey foxes
which have arrived in first class condition were brought through to Courtenay by Mr. Upper of Calgary. Mr.
Upper, one of the largest fox farmers
In Canada, was formerly a well known
breeder of Percheron horses lu Oxbow, southern Saskatchewan, but believing there was more money in foxes than In draught horses, he traded
his teanis for foxes and since that
time, which is now a good many years
ago, he has been very successful as a
fox farmer. Sir. Upper and .Mr. Stephenson were neighbors during their
former prairie farming days, and it
was during a visit to Ills neighbor last
winter that these gentlemen decided
that the farm at Grantham was very
well suited for a fox farm.
Privacy and cleanliness being essential to tlie successful keeping oi*
tbe foxes, the kennels are arranged
with dens shaped like barrels witli a
run-way Into them. Tbe animals are
provided with tables, or lunch counters, off which they lake their food,
and everything around them is kept
clean and sanitary. On no account
must the animals be over-fed, and the
successful fur farmer knows that this
is the cause of much loss by those
who are not wise to the business.
Mr. Upper saya that fox farming is
no longer the wild speculation it was.
but lias now been reduced to a science. All the foxes are registered
and their pedigrees kept with as mucli
care as those of a famous race horse
or dairy cow, and are subject to government Inspection every year. There
Is no reason why the fox farms of
Vancouver Island should not become-
as famous as those of Prince Edward
Island as conditions in this district
are ideal for the raising of fur bearing animals in tbe opinion of this
successful   breeder.      Anyone   going
north over (lie Island Highway cannot
fall to see the sign of tlle Silver Fox
just before coming to Merville.
1000 LBS. BUTTER
FROM ONE COW
The White Store
The White Bakery
Eat McBryde's 100% Whole Wheat Bread, the loaf that drives
the poison from the system.     He that Is hailed as tho greatest
writer on health says, "Patent foods should be shunned like the
devil nnd to eat the Natural Whole Wheat Bread."
First Class Certificate (Upper Grade) for bread baking
guarantees the quality
THE COURTENAY TEA ROOM
LOOK!
We have just unpacked the swellest line of Table
Lamps, Shades, Candle Lamps, Etc., which have just
arrived from the east. The very latest in electrical
fixtures. Come and select yours early before tho
Spring rush begins.
Our Sporting Goods Dept. is still busy with all the
best Guns—Ammunition—Hunter's Clothing, Etc.
-RADIO-
-RADIO	
We sell reliable Radio Sets and Parts and service the
sets we sell.    Get your radio from a reliable firm who
know their business.
THE
Piket Electric
Telephone iii I
Courten-'-y
ANNOUNCEMENT
HAVING HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS WITH OUR WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR,
WE HAVE DECIDED TO PLACE THIS ON THE MARKET AND HAVE SECURED A CONSIDERABLE QUANTITY OF SPECIAL WHEAT FOR THE PUR-
POSE. HAVE YOU REALLY CONSIDERED THE ADVANTAGES IN USING
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, EITHER ALONE OR COMBINED WITH OTHER
FLOUR? YOU CAN OBTAIN THIS AT YOUR FAVORITE STORE IN NEAT,
10-Lbs., 24-Lbs., AND 49-Lbs. SACKS. TRY A SMALL SACK AND BE CONVINCED. ANOTHER REASON—IT'S BETTER AND CHEAPER, MORE NOUR
ISHING AND HEALTHFUL.     DON'T FORGET
Comox Creamery Butter
Comox Creamery Eggs
Comox Creamery Potatoes
"LOOK FOR THE TAG ON THE BAG"
raEMlMEIBIBBfi^
Comox Creamery
Association
COURTENAY, Jan. 86.—The annual
meeting of tlle Comox Valley Cow-test
Ing association was held In the Agricultural Hall on Friday evening. Tho
election of officers for iu*jr, resulted
-is follows:
Mr. George Hornby, president, reelected; Mr. Howard Cox, Vlce-presl-
ilent and Mr. 11. M. Halliday secretary
The directors elected are: Messrs O.
Bigelow, J. Utitler, John Pritchard,
A. Randall, W. I'rquhart and J. Williamson.
Owing to lbc annual meeting being
held somewhat earlier than usual
tills year, Mr. W. Hose the tester, did
not have Ills report fully prepared,
but will give tbe report at Borne future
date. lie told the meeting, however,
Ihat 33 herds were on test i„ the district. During the past year four hundred and thirty cows were tested and
27ii of these animals finished their lac
tulion periods durfngs that time.
Ninety certificates had been issued
and 12 calves tatooed up to date. The
high cow of the association was "Josephine" owned by W. A. Urquhart.
This remarkable cow had produced
14,006 lbs of milk which contained
7S!t His of butterfat which was equal
to 9S« lbs of butter.
The secretary's report showed a
balance on hand of $0*3.7.1 after paying the accounts which Included tester's salary of $1,020; allowance for
gasoline $120; secretary's salary $25;
purchase of acid $37.13; ond numerous minor amounts. The report was
compared with the 1923 report and
showed that the association was holding its own In spite of the present
slump iu dairying. It was pointed
out that several more herds could be
handled by the tester and with the
present high prices of feed, dairymen
should take advantage of this service
and find out which of their cows are
paying their board and which are not.
Applications for test can be made to
the tester or to any of the directors.
The meeting decided to bold the next
annual meeting as soon after the B.C.
Dairymen's convention as possible so
that prizes awarded to the association
could he distributed without delay.
SYNOPSIS OF
LAMI ACTAMENDMENTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, turvt-rtd
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
llritish subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Kull information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions la
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Strltt,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies ol
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing tbe Department ol
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
ltocords will be granted covering
only laud suitable for agricultural
purposes, aud which Is not tlmbtr-
iand, i.e, carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west ot the Coast Rang*
and 8,000 feet per acre east ot that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptions art
to oe addressed to the Land Cob*
missioncr of the Land Recording Division, in wblch tbe land applied lor
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can b* obtained from the Laud Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years aud Improvements mad*
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least flvt
acres, before a Crown Grant con bt
received.
For more detailed Infoimatlon it*
the Bulletin "How to Pre-Mipt
Land."
ITH'HASr'
I Applications are received lor purchase of vacant and unreserved
1 Crown lands, not being tlinbsrland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first class (arable) land 11 II
per acre, and second.class (grating)
land $2.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or least
of Crown lands is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchati tnd
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial slut ot
timber land, not exceeding 40 torn,
may be purchased or leased, tht oon-
dltlons Including ptymtnt ot
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LIASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 30
acres,  may   be  leased   as  homtslttt,
conditional upon a   dwelling   btlng
erected ln tbo first year, title being
obtainable  after   residence  and  Im-
provement   conditions   are   fulfllltd
and land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For   grazing   and   Industrial   purposes areas uot exceeding 640 icrtt
may be leased  by  one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act tbe Province is divided Into grazing districts
and the rango administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owntrt
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially Irte,
permits are available for ttttltrt,
campers, and travellers, up to ttn
head. I
PAGE EIGHT
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 80, 1926.
YOURS—
FOR A LONG TIME!
CHENEY TUBULARS not only
look good when you first get
them, but keep their good look.*;.
Woven in one piece, they have
no seams to rip and no lining to
wrinkle or get displaced. They
knot easily and slide easily under the collar. See Cheney Tub-
ulars, in plain colors, stripes, antl
latest designs at your haberdasher's. Priced moderately.
65 cents to $1.50 each,
Look for the name In the neckband
CHENEY
TUBULARS
All silk or silk mixtures
Four-in-hands and Bats
J. Sutherland
Cumberland
Social and Personal
Mr. and .Mrs. A. Arnold of Vancouver, wero business visitors in town this
week.
.   *   *
We are pleased to report that Mrs.
J. .Mcculloch is progressing favorably
at the Cumberland General Hospital.
*   *   *
Out of Town Guests
Among the out of town guests who
visited town for the purpose of attending the birthday celebration of
Mr. T. Lewis, were Mr. aud Mrs. Geo.
Gray and son of Nanaimo; Mr. Arthur
O'Connor of Seattle, Wash.; and Mrs.
Myles of Calgary, Alta.
"500" Club Is Organized
At a gathering Of several players of
five hundred, last Wednesday evening,
it was decided to form a club tor the
remainder or the Betison nnd on motion, seconded and carried, Mr. L. H.
Stevens was appointed President and
Mrs. 11. Cavin Secretary-Treasurer.
No special evening was set for play,
but eacli week a night will lie cIioboh
which wlll be most convenient to all.
VALENTINE DANCE
The St. John's Ambulance Association plan on holding n Valentine
Dance In the Ilo-llo Theatre on Friday, February 13th. It's a lucky
day, so let's go!    Particulars later.
WEDDING BELLS
llrcinn - Frnnchila
A quiet wedding took place at Comox last Sunday when ltev. Father
Beaton united in marriage Edith
Frnncioln, third daughter of Mr. P.
Kranciola. ami Thomas Brown, son of
Mr. James Brown Sr., both parties of
this city. Miss Mary Franclola, sister of the bride, was in attendance,
while Mr. James Robertson ot this
city, supported the groom. Mr. ami
Mrs. Brown Wlll make their future
home In Cumberland.
DOO DADS PROVED
WATERLOO FOR OWLS
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
BKEF. VEAL, MUTTON AND
PORK
The Owls, hitherto an unbeaten
team in the city Basketball league,
met their Waterloo last evening at the
hands of Denliolnio's aggregation, the
Dood Dads, by the close score of
2*i-3n, after what was probably the
roughest gaine yet seen this season.
Fouls were plentiful on both sides,
many of them uncalled for, and referee Plump was kept on thc jump all
the time to call them. Several new
players were seen on the winner's
line-up and It Is to these players that
the win was due, both George Millnrd
and Tommy Heyland playing excellent games. The former alone scored
seven baskets.
.Earlier In the evening the Yellow-
jackets had a tough time with the
Public Scliool Girls and only managed to win by n few points.
Fresh and Cured Flab
T" HOTELS AND CAMP8   T
] SPECIALLY CATERED TO I
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
WOODMAN  IS INJURED
, COURTENAY, Jan. 27—Mr. Arch.
: Shirrell received severe cuts on tho
i hands while working at the Gwilt
I camp at lievan on Tuesday. The In-
j jury wns caused by the teeth of n
i cross-cut saw. Dr. T. L. Butters
l dressed tlle cuts which, while deep.
jure not thought to lie of a scrloua nature. This makes the third Injury
Mr. Shirrell has received In the woods
! during the lust few months.
! The little son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Goo.
Vntes of ('amp 3. who has been In a
critical condition at St. Josephs Hospital at Comox. Bufforeing with pneumonia Is now well on the way to recovery.
W. P. Symoiu   •
The rapid growth of Canadian
wheat exports In recent years ls Indicated by tlie tint that in October
last shipments were made to 53 different countries.
Proprietor     a doth hag containing lime will
 .prevent dampness in coils of a radio
™"l^™,^^— i set if It Is placed inside Ihe cabinet.
Every One's
Favorite
is a good and reliable Hot Water Bottle. It is very
strange, to say the least, how the people appreciate a
good thing. If you want to know where you can get
a good Hot Water Bottle, just follow the crowd to our
store and see.
HOT WATER BOTTLES
We have them in all sizes from the tiny baby size up
to the larger ones. A real comfort in the home; you
should not be without one.
Lang's Drug Store
—THK REXALL KODAK STORE—
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
Mr. U B. Toomba uf tlie Columbia
Paper Company, waa a visitor to town
on Monday.
*   »   ♦
Confined to Hospital
John Stevenson, a local lad well
known for his prowess on the field of
sport, la unfortunately confined to the
local hospital where he i& Buffering
with an attack Of pneumonia, "Jock"
went to work in the Collieries' office
as usual on Monday hut. had to return
home in the forenoon and the following morning it was found advisable to
remove him to the hospital. La tea I
reports from that Institution report
him as doing as well as can lie expected under the circumstances.
200 GUESTS ATTEND
BACHELORS' BALL
COURTENAY,   Jan.   87.—Charming
In every feature was the Bachelors'
Ball held in tlic Gaiety theatre on Mon
day night. Sonic two hundred guests
were present who thoroughly enjoyed
the dance and supper. Among the
dancers were the officers of H.M.C.&
Patrician and Thtepval which arc al
present anchored In Comox Harbor,
the hall was tastefully decorated wilh
cherry blossoms and oriental features
Dancing was commenced at 9 o'clock
and continued until I a.m. to delightful music by Moody's orchestra.
Mr. R. C. Lang went to Victoria
Monday morning and returned Wednesday evening.
Miss Lena Carey returned from Van
couver on Tuesday last.
Dr. Bruce Gordon returned from
Victoria on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Colville Graham left for Victoria Tuesday morning and returned
On  Wednesday.
Born—Al the Cumberland General
Hospital on Sunday, January 25, 1925,
to Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Watson, a son.
M r. and Mrs. George Richardson
went to South Wellington to attend
tho funeral of the late Mr. Frank
kichardsou.
Mrs. N, 0. Klbler, who has been Visiting In Vancouver for a few days, relumed to Cumberland on Tuesday
evening.
Born—To Mr. und Mrs. Edward
Williams, at the Cumberland Hospital
on Monday, January 26th, a daughter.
It Is rumored tliat, several prominent business men of the city are about
to form a company (moat any kind)
and play tn opposition to the famous
'Hubble" Show Company.
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ELKS LODGE No. 60
ELECT OFFICERS
LUMBER MILL
M'AV COMMENCE
OPERATIONS
COURTENAY,—There Is a possibility tbat the lumber mill siluated close
to the water front in Courtenay may
commence operations In the near future. Three reliable mill men.
Messrs Bridges, Topper and Kendall,
accompanied by M. J. Mcdonald of
New Westminster, B.C., who Is interested In the property( paid a visit to
town recently when they sized up the
situation here aud took a look round
the district generally. They mot the
City Council on Friday afternoon with
a view of ascertaining if the city
was prepared to help them with water
and power concessions. Nothing definite was proposed by the mill men
hut they were given to understand
that they might expect any reasonable
assistance from the city authorities,
It Is expected that these genlemen,
who are at present considering tiie
matter will return to Courtenay in ihe
near future.
LOGGER LAID AT REST
The funeral of Robert Cummings, 0
logger who was killed last week while
working at the camp of McCoy and
Wilson, at Reid Bay. Toliez Inlet, took
place on Monday afternoon, at the
Presbyterian cemetery at Sandwick.
The funeral rites were performed by
the Rev. Mr. W. T. Beattie. The cemetery at Sandwick contains ovcr ono
hundred graves of loggers killed In
the woods.
COURTENAY, Jan. 23.—At the annual meeting of the Courtenay Lodge
No. tin B.P.O. Elks, held in Booths
Hall ou Thursday evening, the following officers were nominated aud elected for the ensuing year:
Exalted Ruler, Bro. F. Tull; Esteemed Leading Knight, Bro. Wm.
Douglas; Esteemed Lecturing Knight,
Bro. Howard Cox; Esteemed Loyal
Knight, Bro, Geo. Havard; Esquire,
Bro. G. W. Stubbs; Chaplain, Bro.
Wm. Sutliff; Inner Guard, Bro. C.
Shannon; Outer Guard, Bro. G. Green
Secretary, Bro. M. B. Tribe; Treasurer, Bro. M. E. Wallis; Trustee, Bro.
John Sutton.
There were ahout forty members
of the order present and after the
business had been transacted an adjournment was made to the Elk's
Home where refreshments were served.
ANNUAL HOSPITAL
MEETING JANUARY 31
The annual meeting of subscribers
to the Cumberland General Hospital
will take place In the Council Chambers on Saturday, January 31st at
7:30 p.m.
Business to receive the annual reports of the president, secretary and
treasurer; the report of the committee
appointed to consider proposed additional new wing to present building.
and election of othcers for 1925.
4-5. T. Mordy, Secretary.
Frelone's   Grocery Store
CORNER 5th ST. AND DUNSMUIR AVE.
CUMBERLAND
When in Need of High-class Groceries,
(Jive us a Trial
OUR I'UICES ARE RIGHT
BY APPOINTMENT
PURVEYOP.5 TO
S$r
HIS MAJESTY
KINO OEOROE V.
Imported whist\tes may be qf any age.
The Canadian law in that respect
does not apply to them. But the
law requires that Canadian whiskies shall not be marketed under
two years old.
u
»»
g^ADIAN (Big/
WHISKY
are considerably older than the law requires.
They are bottled ih Bond and are of the age
stated on the Government Stamp over the
capsule of every bottle. Read it. That is
what it is therefor.
DISTILLED AND BOTTLED BY
Hiram Walker &• Sons, Limited
WALKERVILLE   -   ONTARIO
Distillers of Fine
Whiskies since IH58
New York, U.S.A.
Montreal, Que. London. Eng.
This advertl»emcnt ii not published or displayed by the U-quor
Control Hoard or hy the Government ot British Columbia. w g
&OEOt3u^
Week-End Specials
Quaker Rolled Oat tubes 35c. 3 for $1.00
Family Sodas, large package 35c. 3 for _... $1.00
Royal City Tomatoes, large size 25c. 4 tins for .... 85c.
Kipper Snacks 10c. 3 tins for  25c.
Potted Meats 10c. 3 tins for 25c.
Del Monte Peaches, 2-lb. tin 35c. 3 for 85c.
FULL STOCK OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Head Lettuce,  Celery,  California  Cabbage,  Onions,
Brussel Sprouts,  Sweet  Potatoes,  Carrots  and
Turnips, Fresh Tomatoes, Hot House
Rhubarb.
Bananas,  Oranges,   Lemons,   Florida   Grape   Fruit,
Cooking and Eating Apples.
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
PHONE 38
Grand
Valentine Dance
BOARD OF TRADE, COURTENAY
GAIETY THEATRE
Wednesday, Feb.  11th
Splendid Music Refreshments
EXTRA
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ADDS SUNDAY EDITION
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DAILY AND SUNDAY PROVINCE
by mail to any address in British Columbia outside
■  Greater Vancouver
4 MONTHS,  $1.00
Yearly subscriptions not accepted at this rate.
RATE FROM AGENTS, 25c. PER MONTH
SUNDAY EDITION 5c. PER COPY
SUBSCRIBE NOW
Through local agent or Postmaster.
Special  Note—All  regular  subscribers  will  receive
Sunday edition with no extra charge.   If subscriptions
were paid in advance at 50c. per month, proper credit
will be applied to their account in due course.
•i
CARD OF THANKS
The "Whist Drive and Dance Committee ot the Cumberland Basketball
Association desires to express its sincere thanks to the following (or various favors which tended to make
their dance on Friday evening the
success It waB: The City Council, the
Anglican Church Hall Committee and
the Great War Veterans' Association
(or use of tables and chairB, Mrs. F.
Dallos who so willingly made coffee,
Mr. T. H. Mumford for use ot truck
and Mr. D. Stewart for driving same,
the management of the Ilo-llo Theatre for favors tn connection with the
hall, the "Islander" for its generous
publicity of the event, and all others
who assisted in every way possible.
HAVE YOU SECURED
YOUR LICENSE YET?
Local motortstB, who have not yet
secured their 1925 license rjlatos,
would be well advised to do so immediately for we understand that all
those not having done so will be prosecuted after February 1st. Wo
haven't got a car bo wc don't have to
worry, but Just the same we would
sooner pay tor only a license than
have to "cough up" for a license and
a flue both.
T. Malpass
GENERAL HAULING
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
ASHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Please leave your orders at offlce
Mrs. King's Stationery Store
SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO
OR PHONE 15 UNION HOTEL
CUMBERLAND TRANSFER
T. Malpass
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