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iriE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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With whk>b Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY-SECOND YEAR—No. 50.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER IB, 192:!.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
"Chick" Reid Is
Badly Wounded
Hunting Deer
Last Sunday, December 9, Charles
Reid. 18-year-old son of Mr. Robert
Reid of Cumberland, went hunting
with Ed. Williams at the head of
Comox Lake. Upon arriving there,
the two separated .agreeing to meet
again nrthe cabin at n certain time.
"Chick" left Williams and soon after
managed to shoot a deer. After putting it on his back he set out for Uie
meeting place, with his rifle which
was loaded, in his hand. While on
the way he slipped over a small bluff,
the jar discharging his gun and shooting "Chick" through the right side.
The bullet pierced the lung and came
out through his back. After running
and stumbling for a long time he
managed to reach the cabin where he
wrapped himself In a blanket and was
found by Williams two hours afterward. The latter immediately
brought him down the lake In his open
boat and thence to the local hospital.
The latest reports from the doctors
say that "Chick" is seriously wounded, but Is holding his own ,and as he
is a big, healthy boy, his chances >iro
greatly strenthened.
REGULAR MEETING
OF CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY LAST
FIRST CONCERT OF THE
SEASON ONE OF MERIT
FORTY HOUR STORM
IN COMOX VALLEY
Forty days and forty nights is u
long time for a rain storm to continue
but If the storm that held Comox Valley for forty hours had continued for
another thirty-eight days Noah would
have had nothing on the people of this
valley In the way of Inventive genius
In regard to safety first appliances.
Down on the dyke the farmers were
In a bad way on Monday night ami
Tuesday morning. The water was so
deep that In "some instances direct
communication between the house and
barn was maintained through the
agency of boats nnd rafls. At Courtenay, basements across the river
were flooded, in some cases there being over three feet of water on lhe
floor. On the town side of the river
the water came up over the Government wflarf and inundated much of
the property of the Mill Street between Union Street and the Idle plant
of the Courlenay Saw Mill. The territory stretching from the new bridge
to near Sandwick resembled a hug«
lake and the Agricultural Hall loomed
up like a lighthouse. The proprietors of the Courtenay Hotel began to
worry lest conditions should become
as bad as when, n few years ago, after
a bad storm one of the patrons of the
bar room came up through the fields
and Into the building, making the
journey in a canoe and tlelng up to
the bar. The water was over tho
road on the Island Highways a short
distance from the hotel but evidently
there was not much cause for worry.
Farther up the Lower Road through
the Sandwick district the road was
covered and the road used as a detour at the time of the construction
of the new bridge, waa under water
in several places. Reports from the
south indicate that the storm covered
a wide area, for bridges all along the
Island Highway have gone out and It
was only aftetr a great deal of hard
work that the two small structures al
Union Bay were saved. It Is ten
years since this district has been visited by such a storm ns that of Sunday
and Monday Inst and fortunntely not
much damage was done and there
have been no casualties reported.
These events are seldom without
their amusing features.
One of the city's business men had
to be carried from his house to the
road on lhe hack of one of the stalwart young men of the town. If
Sam's foot had slipped ?   !   !
Charlie Shannon thought Sunday »
good day to go duck hunting. It
wns. He fell in the river and had to
swim out, saving his gun and hanging on to a mallard he had just
brought down. He says he likes to
go hunting but does not like to be
the duck.
The regular meeting of the City
Council was held on Monday, with
Mayor Parnham In the chair and ail
aldermen present, with the exception
of Mr. J. J. Potter. The meeting
was opened with the reading of the
minutes of the previous meeting,
which were adopted as read.
The City Clerk read Ihen several
communications. The first was
from the Canadian Collieries enclosing a cheque for $500.00 toward the
cost of Improvements to the Fire Hall
The next was from the Public Wprks
Engineer, advising the Council that
the District Engineer has been in-
structetd to pay an amount of $1,-
289.33 due to the City for monies expended In the maintainance and upkeep of Secondary Highways for the
year 1922. The Children's Aid Society of Vancouver wrote thanking ihe
Council for assistance rendered. The
next letter was from P. P. Harrison.
Barrister and Solicitor advlBlng that
an assignment had been made to him
of the house purchased by Robert
Thomson under the Better Housing
Schenje. This letter was held over
until next meeting. Wrigley Directories Ltd., wrote soliciting an advertisement for next year's directory .
Mayor Parnham then called for the
reports of the various committees.
Alderman Maxwell of the Finance
Committee, reported a total bank balance of $4537.24. Alderman Ledingham of the Health Committee, reported eight new cases of measles since
last meeting. Alderman Partridge
for the Fire Wardens, reported thut
the plumbing found defective in the
Fire Hall has not been completed hy
the contractor as required by notice
posted to him on the 27th of November. The Mayor and Alderman T. H.
Mumford and F. Partridge sat as tt
Courf of Revision of voters' list for
1924. The meeting was then adjourned.
OLD TIMER PASSED
AWAY MONDAY LAST
After an illness lasting for several
months, death claimed one of Cumberland's pioneer miners last Monday in the person of Mr. Ben. Evans.
The lute Mr. Evans was sixty-eight
years old and has resided in Cumberland for a goodly number of those
yenrs where he was one of the best
known miners in the city.
The funeral, which was in the
hands of the Knights of Pythias, Mr.
Evans belonging to the Ladysmith
Lodge of that order, wus held from
the undertaking parlors at 3:30
o'clock Thursday afternoon to tho
Cumberland  cemetery.
Mr. Evans leaves to mourn his loss
a wife, one daughtetr, Mrs. Thomas
Hannay, and one son;
CUMBERLAND CHORAL SOCIETY  PERFORM TO LARGE
AUDIENCE IN ILO-ILO THEATRE—GIDEON HICKS
MAGNIFICENT.
The first concert given by the Cumberland Choral Society at
the Ilo-llo Theatre on Thursday evening was one of exceptional
musical merit. The large audience was charmed by the offerings
of the Society and assisting Soloist, Mr. Gideon Hicks, the well-
known Baritone. The choir, under the able leadership of Mr. C.
W. Sillence, of Royston, was exceptionally good, and the conductor is to be congratulated on the excellence of his work in bringing
the choir (under extreme difficulties) to such a high standing.
There are so many of the male members of the society, working
alternate shifts that it has been almost impossible to get the
whole choir together at one single practice. Mrs. A. E. Jeffrey,
at the Piano, was the choir's excellent accompanist.
Gideon Hicks Captivates Audience
REGULAR MEETING OF
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE
The regular monthly meeting of Ihe
St. John Ambulance Association, Cumberland Centre, will be held on Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m., in the
Aid Hall. A full attendance Is desired.
THANKS
I wish openly to thank Mrs. Carey,
violinist of Royston; Mr. Murdock, of
the City Band and Mr. Walker, nf
Plump's Orchestra for the help given
by them towards organizing the
school band.
Quite a number of children are
starting to study instruments and all
are welcome but I do not want any
one to get the Impression thnt I am
able to teach nny stringed Instruments.
Thanking you,
H. E.  MURRAY.
Miss R. Cunliffe
Weds Native Son
Pretty      Wedding     Solemnized     tit
Nanaimo—Couple (o go
Sonlh
NANAIMO, Dec. 8.—A wedding of
unusual Interest wns solemnized nt
high noon today, when Rachuel Adeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Cunliffe, Milton street, became tho
bride of Emset Noel Ray Case ,a native son. The bride was radiant In a
gown of white Canton crepe, embroidered with string beads. She
wore a picture hat of white trimmed
with gold lace with flowing streamers
and carried ophelia roses and fern.
Her bridesmaid, Miss M. H. Brown, of
Victoria, wore a beautiful dress or
mauve and silver with hat to match.
The church was prettily decorated
with cut flowers and*" ferns. JIr.
Clarence Cose of Portland. Ore., was
best man. A reception to relatives
and immediate friends followed the
ceremony ot the home of the bride's
parents, Milton street. Mr. and Mrs.
Case were the recipients of many
beautiful gifts. They left on this
afternoon's boat for Vancouver ,en
route to Sound cities. They wlll take
up their residence on Nlcol street,
Nanaimo.
Mr. Gideon Hicks is an artist of
more than local fame aud the large
audience that had the pleasure ot
hearing him in his well arranged selections, fully appreciated his artistic
rendering of thc various numbers. He
hns a full rich quality voice and was
equally at home in Handel's Bass aria
"Why do the Nations" as ln the lighter encore such as "I'll sing thee songs
of Araby." The Mangnlflcent power
nnd compass of his fine voice found
full expression In Verdi's masterpiece
which ls probably the greatest baritone aria ever written ,"Erl Te Che
Macchlavl." ln this he carried his
audience with him ln wrapt attention
and admiration of the quality and
favor of1 the artists interpretation.
Schubert's "Impatience" required no
written description; one could visualize the impatient lover from the passionate declamation and varying mood
effectively sung. Haydn's famous
aria from the "Creation" "Rolling in
foaming.billows," again brought out
Mr. Hicks and gave fine scope showing the power and timbre of his voice
which was always under perfect control whether In the broad sonorous
power descriptive of thc rolling billows or the lighter song picture of
the purling brook.
Mr. Gideon Hicks fully deserves the
front rank position he has attained In
the musical world for his line voice
and artistic singing which is coupled
to a delightful personality. It Is
only just to add a word In appreciation of his most accomplished accompanist, Mrs. Clifford Warn, the co-operation between singer and accompanist in the many very difficult numbers was one of the delights of the
concert and we shall hope in the near
future to have both singer and pianist again with us.
Choral   Numbers   Please
As a line and appropriate setting
for the individual gems of Gideon
Hicks .the unison of the choir's offerings sufficed;
"Song of Greeting," by Wooler;
"Love Was Once A Little Boy,"
Kevin; "De Little Pickaninny's Gone
To Sleep," Johnson; (This was the
choir's best offering); "The Kilties'
March," Murchlson; ,rA Night Wish,"
Slenn; "Ilnll To Our Native Land,"
Verdi; "Love Is A Harp Of A Thousand Strings,"—Berge; "The Long Day
Closes," Sullivan; were all rendered
with praiseworthy regard for the
composers' message.
Mrs. Clifford Warn, of Victoria acted as accompanist for Gideon Hicks,
this being her first visit to Cumberland. /
At the conclusion of the program
Mr. Gideon Hicks wns tendered a great
ovation, being called to the platform
several times.
The decoration and arrangement of
the stage was In tiie capable hands of
Mesdames Robinson, Finch and Mumford. s
NO FOOTBALL GAME
THIS WEEK-END
On account of the terrible condition of the roads, caused by
the recent storms, Nortfleld will
be unable to visit Cumberland on
Sunday and consequently the
Up-Island League soccer I game
between these two teams has
been called off.
VANCOUVER LIQUOR
SALES IN MILLIONS
GENUINE EXPLOSION
OF-DYNAMITE IN
"WOMAN-PROOF'
tireat   Electrical   Project   Used   lor
Background in New .Meighan
Picture
League Leaders
Again Defeat
Nanaimo City
When    Thomas    Jlelghan's    latest
Goorge Ade Paramount picture story.
all through tlle game,
Nimai
Hou'iiiir lu I'll)' for Seven Months Is
Over *--'J.-,0,u(HI-Other  l'lnecs
Of Interest
Revenue from Vancouver government liquor stores for the seven
months from April 1 to November 1
of this 'year amounted to $2,276,628.
Picking from the list we And that
for the same period towns on Vancouver  Island report as  follows:—
Courtenay, $70,922.60; Cumberland.
$62,775.62; Ladysmlth, J7ft.263.40;
Nanaimo, $226,233.10; Parksville, $21.-
312.50; Port Alberni, $58,616.90;
Campbell River, $53,725.50; Duncan.
$74,911.45; Esquimau, $13,058.95.
FINAL ON COAST
NOT UNLIKELY
n.FX WIII be Asked to Have Soccei
Classic Ployed In West—Alberta
Finalists to Como Anyway
Officials of the B.C.F.A.. will endeavor to have tlle Connaught cup
elimination series begin not later thou
March.
Efforts will also be directed to have
as many clubs as possible enter the
competition. Last year I.L.A., was
thc only mainland eleven to enter
and the competition was confined
largely to the upper island, Nanaimo
City finally emerging with the Dominion title.
These two matters will be the chief
Items for discussion and action at
the monthly meeting of the B.C. soccer body In Nanaimo on Saturday
night.
Finals Mny Be Here
It ls also hoped to hnve the Dominion finals played In Vancouver
this yenr. The D.F.A., have been
some
Cumberland strengthened its position at the head of the Upper Island
League last Sunday by defeating Nanaimo City.     The weather was some-
Woman-Proof," is Hashed on the what coId' bl" lhc spectators, of
screen of the Ilo-llo Theatre Friday whom there .were some 2500, one of
and Saturday, the spectators will see "the greatest crowds ever seen ut a
a genuine explosion' of nearly seven  sot.CT1. garae ln Nttna|mo,   Kcre kont
thousand  cases   of  dynamite    which , , ,
,,.,,,.,       „     ,, ■warm by the excltenien   thai reigned
was used in the blasting of a thirteen-
mile tunnel at Huntington Lake, Cal..
where work on the biggest hydroelectric project in the world, involving the expenditure of $27,000,0(10,
was in progress at the time the picture was filmed.
This tunnel passes through a mountain, making the waters of Huntinglon
Lake available for electric power. It
Is said to be the longest tunnel of Its
kind In the world. The project was
undertaken by the Edison company to
develop electric power for Los Angeles. This location is 340 milts
northwest of Hollywood, in the Sierra
Mountains, and was chosen after., a
prolonged search for a spot where Lhe
most spectacular scene of this kind
could be filmed.
Mr. .Meighan plays tbe role of a
civil engineer who is supervising this
hug*, Industrial scheme. In the picture, the tunnel ls supposed to cave
In, entombing scores of workmen.
The rescue of these men forms some
of the most thrilling scene In the picture. The picture was directed oy
Alfred E. Green. The following are
the supporting players: Llla Leo,
leading woman; Robert Agnew.
Charles A. Sellon, Vera Reynolds, Bill
Guilder aud Mike Dunlin.
The pillow  cases  raffled    by    the
Women's  Benellt  Association  of  the I immediately  after,  Conti  fouled
Maccabees were won by Mrs. Walter
Whyte of Campbell River.
linio won the toss and decided
to play with the wind to tlielr hack.
Graham kicked off and .Monohan
placed to Bannerman who sent in a
line cross which Plump missed. Cumberland continued to press and kept
Bell and Dickinson going for several
minutes during which Graham-and
Deluce sent In some hot ones but
could nol manage to convert. Husband, for Nanaimo. then gut away on
the left and centred beautifully.
Stewart fumbled but Watson, who got_
the ball at 10 yards out, kicked wild
past tlio post, spoiling a wonderful
opportunity to open the scoring.. A
few minutes later Graham made a
solo run but ended by shooting tho
hall into Hughes' hands. Cumberland forced a corner whicli Banner-
man put past and a few minutes after
Hitchens shut wild from a free kick
just outside lhe penalty area.
Bannerman and Plump ihen got go
ing and sent the ball across the
mouth of lhe goal. Graham tried a
soft shot which Deluce finished by tipping past Hughes for Cumberland's
lirst counter. Play changed to tho
other end hut half time came with
the visitors one up.
Nanaimo started out  very  fast  lu
the second half and Blair had to sup
lively to save a header from Watson.
thc
MAE MURRAY'S NEXT
IS "JAZZMANIA*
Her Next Metre Picture nil Kluboralv
And  Novel  Photoplay
latter just outside the dreaded urea
but Stobbart kicked past from a mix-
up in front of the goal. At Ihis stage
of the game Nanaimo were getting
their own buck nnd it seemed as if
they would score. However Conti
cleared and his forwards again gol
away and Hughes wns called upon
to save hot ones from both Turner
and   Deluce.      The   game   was   then
  j slopped for a  few minutes  us Cuni-
Mae Murray has succumbed to the j b'erland's linesman and some of the
popular vogue of costume photoplays. I spectators began to fight and en-
and in her latest. "Jazzmanla," pre- j crouched on the field. This how-
sented by Robert Z. Leonard, the [ ever was soon stopped and the game
charming Metro star adds another to j continued.
the rapidly increasing number of Three minutes before the final
spectacular costume plays. "Jazz-; whistle. Bell gave n comer which De-
mania" is announced for presentation : luce placed well. Turner .who wns
on Monday and Tuesday at the ilo-llo ' standing unmolested, headed the hall
Theatre. Past Hughes nnd put Cumberland two
The successor In popular favor to up. Afler centering the ball, Referee
the stur's "Broadway Rose" is, from   Rogers   blew   the   whistle   for   full
advance reports, totally different from
anything she has hitherto attemptetd.
As a matter of fact, it Is a combination of the star's most appealing bits;
for In it she dances as splendidly as
•ver, wears gowns as brilliant and j
awe-inspiring as Is her custom, and |
has lavish and luxurious settings for
the background of the action.
"Juzzmania" is a novel combination
of the real and tlle make bellvc.    The
story concerns Queen Ninon, a ruler ;
in a Balkan kingdom, who escapes tq
America to avoid a revolution in 11   .
Sedan, $895
c mode/*.
Truck, $495
time.
On  the day's  play, a  draw   would
have   been   a   favornhle   dec
Nanaimo played just as ••
berland   hut   had   hr
being able to shoe
a good game fojfc
Graham an '
wlnncr.6tect8 the
Th
jntry, the new
SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS
TEA AT HOLY TRINITY
The Christmas Tea and Sale of
Plum Puddings and Mincemeat, held
under the auspices of the" Ladles'
j Auxiliary on Wednesday afternoon
I last was most successful. A good
] sum was realized which will be de.
j voted to buying Hymn and Prayer
I Books for tlle church and presents for
the kiddles' Christmas Tree.
Do your Christmas shopping early.
Only 8 more shopping days.
looking toward the west    for
time and the tact that the president I learns of the desperate pi
and secretary are now located In Win-; women and children In
nlpog  and   arc  estimable  gentlemen.' she returns In time to
Induces provincial officials to feel tlmt   conspiracy against Its
their claims will be given the consld-  iigiiin she Is restored to
eration It deserves at last.
In any event, Alberta winners nre
due to come west this year and this.
in Itself, increases interest.
It Is understood thnt St. Andrews.
I.L.A., and possibly one or two other
local teams are shaping lo enter the
Connaught cup competition In the
spring and It la not regarded as Impossible that a Vancouver eleven may
wlll the provincial series, although
such strong clubs as Ladysmlth, Nanaimo and Cumberland must be reckoned with.
country, caused hy her enemies.
delightful   Queen   Is   an   entv
nbout Jazz; and In her aparjjgo„,"„,"
New  Vork she performs foinwm Taxes exira.
chosen  circle.      However, for</ Weekly Purchase Plan
3C&
and   her  kingdom   hei
public of Jazzmanla,   TRACTORS '
tuneful accent on the
Thc   role  of  Quer
Miss Murray her be
. a long time lo disr.'
versatility.     She —   _
llghtful oomediunneaV,   D.L/.
i and an emotional :
of these she ls full>, » .
I than complete justlc
er
tors, Limited
LIMITED,    FORD,   ONTARIO
LECTURE
OMISSION
The name of Jessie Grant, who so i
ably filled the part of Dendykc, the
witch, wns ccoldently otnlted from lhe
program of performers of lhc "White
Cat" operetta. Without the witch
there would hove been no "White
Cat". Jessie filled nil Inipnrtunt nnd
arduous part In n very capable
manner.
'TJ
Owing  to  counter  atti.
enough people turned oul i Qf
A.   F.   11.  Clarke   lecture  on
: Italy  in   tbe  Lecture  Hall
night to warrant him delivery^ .-» r->
talk.      Consequently  It  had    • I s\ **A
postponed till some future dale
It Is hoped Iherc will he no other
"""""■:        'er Office
Cards
'   Do your ChrlHtmnn shopping enr!
Only 8 more shopping days. PAGE EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER S, 1923.
Xmas Suggestions From Sutherland's
Kooay Krepe, tor Ladies' Lingerie,
can be used for so many dainty garments, shades of Pink, Flesh, Helio
and White.      Price per yd  65c.
Ribbons, in a great variety of tones
and colorings .from the narrow widths
to the very wide;also our new line of
Crepe Ribbons, from baby size to
about two inches, including the best
colors,
Ladies' Camisoles. Our Christmas
shipment has arrived and includes a
great variety of styles and qualities
at prices  suitable.
Ladies' Venus Silk Hose, iu rnont
of the wanted shades, a' new arrival
of the best colors have just come to
hand. No more acceptable present
than silk hose. Price for Venus
Hose, per pair   $'2.00
Ladies' Silk and Wool Hose, in a
few colors. A good gift. Price per
pair   91*23
Babies' Woollen Coats, In smart designs, knitted like hand-made garments. What more acceptable gift for
the baby?     See these.
We have a splendid assortment of
Dolls for little girls at prices that
are very reasonable, when you figure
the style and quality of the doll.
For hoys, our range of Football^
are still good, and is just what lhe
boys want. See our values $1.7-%
$£•£5, $2.50 and better grades.
For men, our Tie Stock is a real
good one and comprises a great selection of the medium and better grade
of ties, such an you would desire to
give as a  remembrance.
.Men's Sweaters and Sweater Coats
are always acceptable as a gift.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, in a great
variety of styles and designs, in boxes
as well as individually. You will not
be disappoiritetd with our presentation of values.
Children
a suitable remembrance and you have
a good choice.
Ladies' Waists are something to be
desired,  and   while   we  have  a  good
Local Briefs
Lieut. Col. Villiers, newly-appoink'd
general manager for the Canadian
Collieries, left Wednesday morning
for Victoria, after spending nearly a
week on a tour of inspection of the
local mines.
Mr. and  Mrs.    A.    Auchinvole    of
i Union Bay, left for Seattle on Tues-
Handkerchiefs   are  also j day m a short vlsit
Miss Mary Little of Union Bay, entertained a number of her friends on
The Royston Community Club held
a successful Whist Drive last Friday
evening at which there were more
than thirty players. First prize i'or
the ladies', which went to Mrs. Gordon Thomas, was a beautiful carved
doll's dining room suite of mapl*)-
wood which was made by Mr. Strait
and presented by him for that purpose. Mr. Ripley won tlie gents Ilrst
prize. Which was a gilt-edged pack p£
Wednesday evening, in honor of her  cards.
stock,  we  expect  a    well    selectetJ   12th birthday.     A very pleasant time
shipment  of real  smart waists  in  a ! was spent in games and singing.
few days. 	
Household Gifts, such as a pair of j MIgg MAISIE PIERCY
BECOMES BRIDE OF
MR. SAMUEL GOUGH
Real Ayrshire Blankets, are sonu-1
tiling most folks would welcome tit j
tills season of the year.
Heal Eider Down Comforters, ln a j 0ne of the prett|eBt weddings ot
good assortment of colors to match | the sea8ull took pl„ce We,ii,esduy
most rooms, at very reasonable | evening, December 6, at Bayview Cot-
Prices. ! (age, Minto, the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rugs lor the Fireside, quite an af- Piercyi when their el(leat daughter,
ray of patterns to meet your choice  Eva May (Malsie) wa9 united in mar-
and the values are right.
Embroidered Pillowslips, an exceptionally smart line of these desirable
articles at per pair   $3,50
A new line of Black Radium Lace,
about otJ inches wide has arrived and
Ihe price Is exceptionally reasonable
at per yard  $1,511
Silver and Cold Trimmings, • for
dresses are here in stock.
Wc invite you to call and see our
extensive stock of suitable gifts, aud
give us an opportunity to show you
some of the desirable lines we have.
OUR AIM IS SATISFACTION AND SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
• GET IT AT SUTHERLAND'S DRY GOODS STORE.
PHONE 134.
Do your Christmas shopping early!
Patronize the merchants using the
columns of The Islander to advertise
their goods.
ANNUAL MEETING OF
B. C. STOCK BREEDERS
The annual meeting of the IS. ('.
Stock Breeders' Association will be
held in thc Empress Hotel. Victoria.
December 13, at 10 a.m. This date is
earlier than usual, but has been decided on by the Directors of the Association in order that advantage may
be taken of the excellent program nr- (I|I Divorce mid Matrimonial Causes).
ranged for the Western Canada Llv<
IN
TUK    SITKEME    COURT
HltlTISlI COLUMBIA
OF
Stock Union, which meets this year in
Victoria on December 13, 14 and IB.
The question of live stock marketing will  be the main feature of the,
program and an effort has been made
to secure  the  best qualified  men   in
BETWEEN:
SAitAH   MARJORY   RIDEOUT
Petitioner,
-—auditor LeMESSURiER RIDEOUT,
Respoudant.
TAKE NOTICE that a citation, bear-
Canada and the United Kates to deal j ing dale the fourth day of December,
with various phases of this important 1923,  has  issued  from  the  Supreme
Court  of  British  Columbia   (Victoria
riage, by the Rev. Mr. Beatty, to Mr.
Samuel Gough, eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Gough of Youngstown,
Alberta. The bride, ••ho was given
in marriage by her father, looked
lovely in a gown of cream satin with
beaded overdress; her bridal veil wus
held In place with a wreath of orange
blossoms and she carried a bridal
bouquet of Ophelia roses and carnations with maiden-hair ferns. The
bridesmaid, Miss Ivy, sister of the
bride, was most charmingly attired in
a gown of pale pink satin with beaded I
overdress, while little Dorothy Brown,
wearing a cream satin frock and mi-
rying a basket of pink geraniums with ,
maiden-hair ferns, made a delightful
flower girl. The groom was support-1
ed by Mr. J. Plump.
Plump's    Orchestra    supplied    the
wedding music aud at the conclusion
Mrs.     McLellan     won     the
ladies' booby aud Mr. Roy the gent*.
Mrs.  A.  M.   Hilton   won  the  drawing
for lhe tmx of apples presented to tha
club hy Mrs. Roy, with ticket No. 23.1
This raffle netted the club $^5 50.        j
The  pupils  of  the  Royston  school I
evidently   are   enjoying   their   Friday
afternoon singing lessons which have I
been organized mosllj  as a result of
the activities of th1.' Community Club.
The work of Mr.  Slllence in  giving
these   lessons   is   greatly   appreciated
by both parents and pupils.
BRITISH EMPIRE
EXHIBITION AT WEMBLEY
NEXX. YEAR
Tha British Empire Exhibition will
be open from April to October, 1924.
The British Empire Exhibition covers
ail area of 21t> acres. In both its educational features and amusements it
will be the most comprehensive exhibition ever planned. When it opens
its gates in April, L924, there will
have been spent for tiie instruction
and amusemenl of its visitors a sum
of at  least   £10,000,000.
There will be comfortable transport facilities and accommodatalon
for up to  lialf-a-milliou  visilors  per
was served, about one hunderd guesis I    The site, Wembley Park, though set
1   in woodlands and green fields, is only
, I ten   minutes distance from  two  Lou-
partaking of the delicacies prepar
by Mrs. Piercy, mother of the bride,
after which singing and dancing ^vas
kept up until the early hours of til"
morning.
Mr. Gough has been a resident of
Cumberland for quite a few years and
is a back on the local football team,
while his bride was an operator in the
don   railway   stations.
and   is   within
half an hour of almost
any part of the
Metropolis.
All  the  nations  il.
ing   tlie   Union
Jack   will   take   pari
in   the   British
Empire Exhibition.
3v8ry continent
and every Important group of islan'ds
local telephone exchange for lhe past   of the globe    will    be    represented.
i Every aspeci of civilised and unclvll-
'' izod life will lie shown.
six years .
Mr. and Mrs. Gough left on Thura
day morning's train for Seattle, Vie
torin and other Sound cities.
No Special lares Fnr Itriisli Empire
Exhibition
WEDDING
subject.
With The
Churches
1101,1'  T1IINITV  ANOI.ICAN
Sunday. December ll. 1023.
Holy Communion 11 a.m.
Sunday School 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 7.30 p.m.
—Hev. \V. Leversedge.
GRACE METHODIST (HUM II
Sunday. December 9, 1923.
.Morning Service 11 a.m.    Subject—
"The Way, The Truth and The Life"
Slory sermon for children.
Sabbath School  11.46 a.m.
Evening  Service  7  p.m    Subject—
"What  Did  Jesus  Mean   Hy  Repentance?"     Anthem Face to Face.
-Hev. .1. H. Butler, Pastor.
(OM'OUATIOJi   111'  THE
(i tii!i:ni,\Mi
CITY   OF
Registry) citing you to appear and
answer the petition of Sarah Marjory
Hideout praying for a dissolution of
marriage.
IN DEFAULT of your so appearing
you will not be allowed to address the
Court, and tbe Court will proceed to
hear the said petition proved and pronounce sentence in respect thereto.
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that
for the purpose aforesaid, you 'ire
within twenty-one days from the publication ot this notice to attend in
person or by your solicitors at the
Victoria Registry of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia, and thereto enter an appearance in this cause.
BASS   &   BULLOCK-WEBSTER,
. Law Chambers. Bastion Square,
Victoria.   British   Columbia,
Petitioner's Solicitors.
DATED Ihe 4th day of December,
1923.
OSWALD   BARTON,
Deputy District Registrar.
TO:
Roy Le.Messurier Rideout.
Canadian transportation
| put in any special fares
lines will no:
The Success of Your
XMAS CAKES, PUDDINGS,
ETC.
Depends largely on the "Quality of the ingredients
used.
In our Grocery you will find the choicest of new
season's stock of Dried Fruits, Extracts, Spices, Etc.
Your Christmas Cake or Pudding will have a wonderful
richness, as well as flavor, if the ingredients come from
the "B.&B. Grocery."
Our new season's stock is now due and prices reasonable and includes:
Fancy Spanish Select Cluster Raisins; California Table
Raisins, lib. and 21b. boxes, and 51b. boxes; Del Monte
Seeded and Seedless Raisins in packages or built;
Thompson's Light Sultanna Raisins in bulk; Turkish
Layer Figs, bulk or package and glove boxes; Fancy
Dates, packages or bulk; Candied Peel, Citron, Orange
and Lemon, whole or cut; Spices and Seasonings; Extracts, all flavors; Glace Cherries, in packages or bulk;
Crystallized Cherries, in packages or bulk; Marachini
Cherries, in bottles, 2 sizes; Cystallized Ginger and
Figs; Preserved Ginger, in jars; Almond Paste, 1-1,
1-2 and lib tins; Ground Aimonds, in bottles, 2 sizes;
Shelled Walnuts, Almonds and Peanuts; Whole Nuts,
Almonds, Peanuts, Brazils, Hazel, Walnuts and Chestnuts; Candied and Plain Carroway Seed; Silver Bird
Cake Decorations, all sizes; Select Moist Cocoanut in
tins; Shredded and Medium cut Cocoanut, bulk and
packages.
We carry a full line of Baking, Pudding and Mixing Bowls, Etc.
Full stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in season,
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery ,
SERVICE QUALITY
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
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News Of British Columbia
Of the 2IM11I million feet of timber i .Mr. Barrow staled that repayments
cut iu this Province 1849 million feet I have fallen off and be considered no
is manufactured within the Province, Government should continue a plan
and it is the policy of lhe Government: which-a big business firm would mil
Ihat manufacture shall continue tor■ adopt.
lalic place within lhe province. Hon. T. ]    The  Minister pointed out  that as-
Eor llr.' Brit-11'- Pattullo, .Minister of Lands, speak-1 sistanee    for    productive    purpos
Thursday evening, November 29th,
Mr. James Baird of'thls city and Miss
Phyllis Pennington, also of ibis city,
were united in marriage by the Hev.
J. Fllnton, at St. Andrew's Sandwlck.
Miss Bella Baird was bridesmaid, and
James Stockard supported the groom.
After a honeymoon in Vancouver, Mr.
and Mrs. Baird will make their home
ln Cumberland.
isli Empire Exhibition, lo be held ai
Wembley Park. London, April lo October 1924. It is announced, however, that ihe railways will have lb'.'
usual low excursion fares in effect
from points in Canada to Atlantic
ports, but no reduced fares on trans-
Atlantic steamships lines for this
event.
CHRISTMAS TEA
DECEMBER 12.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Holy Trinity Church will hold a Christmas Tea
in the Anglican Hall from 3 to 0 on
Wednesday, December 12th. There
will also be a stall o,' Chrbtmas novelties, and a Novelty Stall, a. v/hluh
Christmas puddings aud mincemeat
will be sold. Make a nolo of the j
date. Wednesday, December 12th.
CORPORATION   OK  TIIE   CITY   OF
CUMBERLAND
Notice is hereby given that the
books of the Corporation of the City
of Cumberland will be closed for
audit as from the- 16th December
Inst. Tradesmen and others having
accounts against lhe city are requested to forward same to me not later
than  Hint date.
ALBERT .1.  MKUHV.
City Clerk.
Applications an- invited foi- I
position i,t can aker of tho Isulnl!
Hospital. Terms arc rree reolden
and tin caretaker must undertake to j
keep oto' room (Already furnlshsd)
ready al all times for the convenience
of a patient or patients suffering from
contagious disease, and will also be
required to render the necessary attendance to such patient or patient-',
for whicli she will be paid.
Preference will be given to a wld
ow. or suitable married person without children, as the accommodation is
inadequate for a family. Applications should be forwarded to me not
biUer than the 10th December Inst
ALBERT .1. MERRY,
City Clerk
WANTED
WANTED—A PRINCIPAL«POR TWO-
roomed school at Mlnto. Must
have experience, Duties to begin
with new term. Apply Win. Davies,
Secretary. us
FOR SALE
JER8EY COW—FRESH WITH Kilt -
ond calf; gentle and easy to mlllt;
also young pigs and gibs. My pigs
mature in half tho time unii cost
less to feed thnn any other breed.
My customers enn prove It, 11
Waddell, H. II. 1 . Dm
ing on tiie address In the Legislature j should  be given and  thai assistance
recently, made this stnlement: : the (Iovernment Is already rurnishllljf.
About 2 per cent of the timber cm 	
in  Uritlsh  Columbia Is exportetd in      VICTORIA,     Dec   . 6.—Effectively
liio   log  to  the  United   States  under  silencing repeated rumors    that    Hie
I permit from  the Government.     Ex-' government did not want an oduc.i-
I port is only permitted when there ',s ; tlonul  survey  made,  Hon.  Dr.  Macao market for a mine product. Lean, minister of education, lias stated
Four per cent, of the cut is export-. that his department had no such oiled unmanufactured to the States from   Jectlon. but be warned that it would
old   Crown   granted    holdings    over ■ cost a lot of money and he doubted ii'
which the Provincial Governmont has ' there was any  real  reason for such
no Jurisdiction in regard to export.      . an   enquiry.      The   minister   pointed
  ! to  the great  increase  in  the school
Regarding financial assistance to population, the many new schools
farmers, Hon. E. D. Barrow, minister I erected and teachers enployed, and
of Agriculture, polntetd tttai to the ' the frequent compliments received on
Legislature the other day that only; the present system, lie admitted
$2:11,28(1 of the $1199.450 loaned In 1918 j that when reports got around that
really went to aid the farmers in their : things could be improved upon, a
efforts, the balance of $463,000 being! great many people began to think
applied to retiring advances made by there was something wrong. This,
loan companies. ' lie staled emphatically, was not the
The Government of 1916 issued case, and while an educational sur-
bonds of $1,0911,01111 to provide such ] vey might show where slight improve-
!c:ins. Hie bonds realizing $847,nan. \ ments could be made, thc children i i
and of '.bat amount $699,450 was loan- British Columbia schools were gelling
I'd to 332 applicants. ' I tbe best education of any In Cai.a la
zs:
I
SCOTCH LASSIES FIND NEW  HOMES  AWAITING  THEM  IN CANADA
SHOULD the 'hired girl" oi the "maid ot all work' ot times gone by take a look into the present day
situation, the shock would be severe and possibly fatal
Signs of the times show conditions to be improved in relatjon to the "domestic." When the above
group of girls from the British Isles arrived ol Dorchester House, Montreal, after crossing to Quebec
by the Canadian Pacific S.S. Montcalm, to take up domestic service in Canada, the street was literally
lined with limousines and smart touring cars
Aftei the formalities of Interviewing and the signing ot papers, the authorities of Dorchester
House might easily say "Yes! we have no maids," as all ol the group of excellent Old Country lassies
found immediate employment There were approximately fifty in the consignment and there were well
over fifty waiting homes for them Ths Rev. John Chisholm who is seen in the illustration is a prominent factor in bringing to Canada an excellent type of domestic servant and he follows his work up
by seeing that the individual girl is placed in a house congenial to her These girls are from all parts
of the Old Country and are representative of all religious bodies, lt it invariably arranged thut gills
are placed in homes of their own religious denominations.
The  Gift Shop
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SELECT    THE    GIFTS    YOU   'WANT
CROWDS COME TO BUY.
HEFOiCK
The earlier you buy Christmas gifts the better are
your opportunities for selection. Goods are bought
by us to sell; wa advertise them and we plan to sell
them; we do not want to carry thorn over. We offer
unusual gift ideas at unusually low prices. We know
the crowds are going to flock here and take this stock.
We warn you to select early and to buy early. You
get best choice by early selection and you'll complete
your Christmas shopping to better satisfaction.
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL-KODAK STORE
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
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inE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
'"Hal Library     j..
With which Is consolidated Ihe Cumberland Kens.
FORTY-SECOND YEAR—No. 60.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1921!
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
"Chick" Reid Is
Badly Wounded
Hunting Deer
Last Sunday, December 9, Charles
Reid, 18-year-old son of Mr. Robert
Reid of Cumberland, went hunting
with Ed. Williams at the head of
Comox Lake. Upon arriving there,
the two separated .agreeing to meet
again nrthe cabin at a certain time.
"Chick" left Williams nnd soon after
managed to shoot a deer. After pulling It on his back he set out for the !
meeting place, with his rifle which j
wns loaded, in his hand. While on j
the way he slipped over a small blub', |
the jar discharging his gun and shooting "Chick" through the right side.
The bullet pierced the lung and came
out through his back. After running
aud stumbling for a long time be
managed to reach the cabin where be
wrapped himself In a blanket and wus
found by Williams two hours afterward. The latter immediately
brought him down the lake in his open
boat and thence to the local hospital.
The latest reports from the doctors
sny that "Chick" Is seriously wounded, but Is holding his own ,and as he
Is a big, healthy boy. his chances are
grently strenthened.
REGULAR MEETING
OF CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY LAST
FIRST CONCERT OF THE
SEASON ONE OF MERIT
FORTY-HOUR STORM
IN COMOX VALLEY
Forty days and forty nights ls a
long time for a rain storm to continue
bul if Ihe storm that held Comox Valley for forty hours had continued for
another thirty-eight days Noah would
have hod nothing on the people of this
valley In the way of Inventive genius
In regard to safety first appliances.
Down on the dyke the farmers were
in a bad way on Monday night and
Tuesday morning. The water was so
deep that in "some instances direct
communication between the house and
barn was maintained through the
agency of boats and rafts. At Courtenay, basements across the river
were flooded, ln some cases there being over three feet of water on the
floor. On the town side of the river
the water came up over the Government wharf and Inundated much of
the property of the Mill Street between Union Street and the idle plant
of the Courtenay Saw Mill. The ter
rltory stretching from the new bridge
to near Sandwlck resembled n huge
loke and the Agrlcullurnl Hall loomed
up like n lighthouse. The proprietors of the Courtenay Hotel began to
worry Icb! conditions should become
as bad as when, a few yenrs ago, after
a bad storm one of the patrons of the
bar room came up through the fields
and Into thc building, making the
journey in a canoe and tleing up to
the bar. The water was over tho
road on the Island Highways a short
distance from the hotel but evidently
there was not much cause for worry.
Farther up the Lower Rood through
the Sandwlck district the road was
covered and the road used as a detour at the time of the construction
of the new bridge, was- under water
tn several places. Reports from tha
south Indicate that the storm covered
a wide area, for bridges all along the
Island Highway have gone out and It
wns only aftetr a great deal of hard
work that the two small structures nl
Union Bay were saved. It Is ten
yenrs since this district has been vIb-
Ited by such a storm as thnt of Sunday
and Monday lust and fortunately nol
much damage was done and there
have been no cnsunltlos reported.
These events are seldom without
their amusing features.
One ot the city's business men bud
to be carried from his house to the
road on the back of one of the stalwart young men of thc town. ir
Sam's foot had slipped- ?   I    I
Charlie Shannon thought Sunday s
good day to go duck hunting. It
was. He fell In the river nnd had to
swim out, saving his gun nnd hanging on to a mallnrd he hnd just
brought down. He says he likes to
go hunting but does not like to he
the duck.
The regular meeting of the City
Council was held on Monday, with
Mayor Parnham in the chair and all
aldermen present, with the exception
of Mr. J. J. Potter. The meeting
was opened with the reading of the
minutes of the previous meeting*
which were adopted as read.
The City Clerk read then several
communications. The first was
from the Canadian Collieries enclosing a cheque for $500.00 toward the
cost of Improvements to the Fire Hall
The next was from the Public Wprks
Engineer, advising the Council that
the District Engineer has been Instructed! to pay an amount of $1,-
289.33 due to the City for monies expended In the maintalnauce and upkeep of Secondary Highways for the
year 1922. The Children's Aid Society of Vancouver wrote thanking Ihe
Council for assistance rendered. The
next letter was from P. P. Harrison,
Barrister and Solicitor advising that
an assignment had been made to him
of the house purchased by Robert
Thomson under the Better Housing
Scheie. This letter wns held over
until next meeting. Wrigley Directories Ltd., wrote soliciting an advertisement for next year's directory .
Mayor Parnham then called for Ihe
reports of the various committees.
Alderman Maxwell of the Finance
Committee, reported a total bank balance of $4537.24. Alderman Ledingham of the Health Committee, reported eight new cases of measles since
last meeting. Alderman Partridge
for the Fire Wardens, reported thai
the plumbing found defective in tbe
Fire Hall has not been completed by
the contractor as required by notice
posted to him on the 27th of November. The Mayor and Alderman T. H.
Mumford and F. Partridge sat as a
Courf of Revision of voters' list for
1924. The meeting was then adjourned.
CUMBERLAND CHORAL SOCIETY  PERFORM TO LARGE
AUDIENCE IN ILO-ILO THEATRE—GIDEON HICKS
MAGNIFICENT.
GENUINE EXPLOSION
OF DYNAMITE IN
"WOMAN-PROOF'
llreut   Electrical   Project   I'sed   fur
Background in New Meighan
Piclure
The first concert given by the Cumberland Choral Society at
the Ilo-llo Theatre on Thursday evening was one of exceptional
musical merit. The large audience was charmed by the offerings
of the Society and assisting Soloist, Mr. Gideon Hicks, the well-
known Baritone. The choir, under the able leadership of Mr. C.
W. Sillence, of Royston, was exceptionally good, and the conductor is to be congratulated on the excellence of his work in bringing
the choir (under extreme difficulties) to such a high standing.
There are so many of the male members of the society, working
alternate shifts that it has been almost impossible to get the
whole choir together at one single practice. Mrs. A. E. Jeffrey,
at the Piano, was the choir's excellent accompanist.
(iiileon Hicks Captivates Audience
NO FOOTBALL GAME
THIS WEEK-END
OLD TIMER PASSED
AWAY MONDAY LAST
After an Illness lasting for several
months, death claimed one of Cumberland's pioneer miners last Monday In the person of Mr. Ben. Evans.
The late Mr. Evans was sixty-eight
years old and has resided in Cumberland for a goodly number of those
years where he was one of the best
known miners in the city.
The funeral, which was in Ihe
hands of the Knights of Pythias. Mr.
Evans belonging to the Ladysmlth
Lodge of that order, wns held from
the undertaking parlors at 3:30
o'clock Thursday afternoon to the
Cumberhnd  cemetery.
Mr. Evans leaves to mourn his loss
a wife, one daughtetr, .Mrs. Thomas
'Hannay, and one son.
REGULAR MEETING OF
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE
The regular monthly meeting of the
St. John Ambulance Association, Cumberland Centre, will be held on Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m., In the
Aid Hall. A full attendance is desired.
THANKS
I wfsh openly to thank Mrs. Carey,
violinist of Royston; Mr. Murdock, of
the City Band nnd Mr. Walker, of
Plump's Orchestra for the help given
by them townrds organizing the
school band.
Quite a number of children are
starting to study Instruments and all
are welcome but 1 do not want any
one to get the Impression thnt I am
able to teoch any stringed Instruments.
Thanking you,
II. E. MURRAY.
Miss R. Cunliffe
Weds Native Son
Pretty     Wedding     Solemnized      ill
Nnnnbno   Couple In go
South
NANAIMO, Dec. 8.—A wedding of
unusual interest was solemnized at
high noon today, when Ruchael Adeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Cunliffe, Milton street, became the
bride of Emset Noel Ray Case ,a native son. The bride was radiant In a
gown of white Canton crepe, embroidered with string beads. She
wore a picture hat of white trimmed
with gold lace with flowing streamers
and carried ophella roses and fern.
Her bridesmaid. Miss M. II. Brown, of
Victoria, wore a beautiful dress of
mauve and silver with hat to match.
The church was prettily decorated
with cut flowers and*" ferns. Mr".
Clarence Case of Portland, Ore., was
best mon. A reception to relatives I
and Immediate friends followed the |
ceremony at the home of the bride's
parents, Milton street. Mr. and Mrs.
Case were the recipients of many
beautiful gifts. They left en this
nfternoon's boat for Vancouver ,en
route to Sound cities. They will take
up their resldenrc on Nlcol street,
Nanaimo.
Mr. Gideon Hicks is an artist of
more than local fame and the large
audience that had the pleasure ot
hearing him in his well arranged selections, fully appreciated his artistic
rendering of lhc various numbers. He
has a full rich quality voice and was
equally at home in Handel's Bass aria
Why do the Nations" as In the lighter encore such ns "I'll sing thee songs
of Araby." The Mangnlflceut power
and compass of his line voice found
full expression in Verdi's masterpiece
whicli Is probably the greatest baritone aria ever written ,"Eri Te Che
Maeehlavl." ln this he carried his
audience with him In wrapt attention
and admiration of the quality and
favor of1 the artists interpretation.
Schubert's "Impatience" required no
written description; one could visualize the Impatient lover from the passionate declamation and varying mood
effectively sung. Haydn's famous
aria from the "Creation"- "Rolling In
foaming .billows," again brought out
Mr. Hicks and gave fine scope showing the power and timbre of his voice
which was always under perfect control whether In the broad sonorous
power descriptive of the rolling billows or the lighter song picture of
the purling brook.
Mr. Gideon Hicks fully deserves tho
front rank position he has attained in
the musical world for his line voice
and artistic singing which is coupled
to a delightful personality. It Is
only just to add n word In appreciation of his most accomplished accompanist, Mrs. Clifford Warn, the co-op-
oratlon between singer and nccompan
1st In the many very difficult numbers wns one of the delights of the
concert nnd we shall hope in the nenr
future to have both singer nnd pianist again with us.
Choral   Numbers   Please
As a fine and appropriate setting
for  the  individual  gems  of  Gideon
Hicks  .the unison of the choir's o
ferings sufficed;
"Soug of Greeting," by Woole
"Love Was Once A Little Boy,"
Nevin; "De Little Pickaninny's Gone
To Sleep." Johnson; (This was the
choir's best offering); "The Kilties'
March," Murchlson;''A Night Wish,"
Stenn; "Hall To Our Native Land,"
Verdi; "Love Is A Harp Of A Thousand Strings,"—Berge; "The Long Day
Closes," Sullivan; wore all rendered
wllli praiseworthy regard for the
composers' message.
Mrs. Clifford Warn, of Victoria acted as accompanist for Gideon Hicks,
this being her first visit to Cumberland. /
At the conclusion of the program
Mr. Gideon Hicks wns tendered a grent
ovation, being called to the platform
several times.
The decoration and arrangement of
the stage was in the capable hands of
Mesdames Robinson, Finch and Mumford. v
On account of the terrible condition of tbe roads, caused by
the recent storms, Nortfleld will
be unable to visit Cumberland on
Sunday and consequently the
Up-Island League soccer! game
between these two teams has
been called off.
VANCOUVER LIQUOR
SALES IN MILLIONS
Revenue in Cli}1 for Seven Months Is
Over li&ZwJim--Other  Places
Of Interest
Revenue from Vancouver government liquor stores for the seven
months from April 1 to November 1
of this 'year amounted to $2,276,62$.
Picking from the Hat we And thnt
for the some period towns on Vancouver   Island  report as  follows: —
Courtenay, $70,922.60; Cumberland.
$62,775.62; Ladysmith. $7*1,263.40;
Nanaimo, $226,233.10; Parksville, $21,-
212,50; Port Alberni, $58,616.90;
Campbell River, $53,725.50; Duncan.
$74,911.45; Esquimau, $13,058.95.
FINAL ON COAST
NOT UNLIKELY
O.I'a. Will he Asked to Uuvc Soccer
Classic Ployed In West—Alberta
Finalists to Coma Anyway
When Thomas Meighnn's latest
George Ade Paramount picture story,
"Woman-Proof,'' is flashed on lhe
screen of tiie Ilo-llo Theatre Friday
aud Saturday, the spectators will see
a genuine explosion' of nearly seven
thousand cases of dynamite whicli
wus used in the blasting or a thirteen-
mile tunnel at Huntington Lake, Cnl.,
where work on the biggest hydroelectric project in the world, Involving the expenditure of $27,000,000,
was In progress at the time the picture was filmed.
This tunnel passes through a mountain, making the waters of Huntington
Lake available for electric power, it
Is said to be the longest tunnel of its
kind ln the world. The project was
undertaken by the Edison company to
develop electric power lor Los Angeles. This location Is 340 miles
northwest of Hollywood, in the Sierra
Mountains, and was chosen after a
prolonged search for a spot where the
most spectacular scene of tliis kind
could be filmed.
Mr. Meighan plays the role of a
civil engineer who is supervising tliis
huge, industrial scheme. In the picture, the tunnel is supposed to cave
In, entombing scores of workmen.
The rescue of these men forms some
of the most thrilling scene in the picture. Tlle picture was directed ay
Alfred E. Green. The following are
the supporting players: Llla Lea,
leading woman; Robert Agnew,
Charles A. Sellon, Vera Reynolds, Bill
Guilder aud Mike Dunlin.
The pillow cases raffled by the
Women's Benefit Association of the
Maccabees were won by Mrs. Walter
Whyte of Campbell River,
MAE MURRAY'S NEXT
IS "JAZZMANIA"
Her tfoxt .Metro Picture nn Elaborate
And   Novel   Photoplay
SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS
TEA AT HOLY TRINITY
Officials of the B.C.F.A., will
deavor to have the Connaught cup
elimination series begin not later than
March.
Efforts will also be directed to have
as many clubs as possible enter the
competition. Last year I.L.A., was
the only mainland eleven to enter
and the competition was confined
largely to the upper Island, Nanaimo
City finally emerging with the Dominion title.
These two matters will be thc chief
Items for discussion and action at
the monthly meeting of the B.C. soccer body in Nanaimo on Saturday
night.
Finals M») lie Here
It is also hoped lo have the Dominion finals played In Vancouver
this year. Thc D.F.A., have hern
looking toward thc west for aiime
time and the fact that the president
nnd secretary are now located In Winnipeg nnd are estimable gentlemen,
Induces provincial officials lo feel tluit
their claims will be given the consideration It deserves at Inst.
In any event, Alberta winners are
due to come west this year and Ibis.
in ItBelf, Increases Interest.
It Is understood thnt SI. Andrews.
I.L.A., and possibly one or two oilier
local teams are Bhaping to enter the
Connaught cup competition In the
spring and it Is not regarded as impossible thnt a Vancouver eleven may
win thc provincial series, although
such strong clubs as Ladysmlth, Nanaimo and Cumberland must be reckoned with.
The Christmas Tea and Sale of
Plum Puddings and Mincemeat, held
under the auspices ot the' Ladles'
Auxiliary on Wednesday ofternoon
last wns most successful. A good
sum was realized which will be devoted to buying Hymn and Prayer
Books for Ihe church and presents for
the kiddies' ChrlBtmns Tree.
Mae .Murray has succumbed to the
popular vogue of costume photoplays,
and In ber latest, "Jazzmanla," presented by Robert 2. Leonard, lhe
charming Metro star adds another to
the rapidly increasing number of
spectacular costume plays. "Jaz/.-
manln" Is announced for presentation
on Monday and Tuesday at the Ilo-llo
Theatre.
The successor In popular favor to
the star's "Broadway Rose" Is, from
advance reports, totally different from
anything she has hitherto attempted!.
As a matter of fact, it Is a combination of the star's most appealing bits;
for In it site dances as splendidly as
•ver, wears gowns ns brilliant and
awe-inspiring as is her custom, aud
has lavish and luxurious settings for
thc background of the action.
"Jazzmanla" is a novel combination
of the real and the make bellve.     The
story concerns Queen Ninon, a ruler
In a Balkan kingdom, who escapes tn
America to avoid a revolution in h
j country, caused by ber enemies,   '
' delightful    Queen    Is   an    enl1
'about jazz; and lu her apart
\ New York she performs foi
I chosen  circle.      However,
learns of the desperate pi
women nud children In I
sfie returns in time to d
conspiracy  against  Its t
again she is restored to
and   her   kingdom   bci
public of Jazzmanla,
tuneful accent on the
The   role  of  Quer
Miss Murray her l»
a long time to dlsp
. versatility.      She
llghtful comedienne
I and an emotional :
of Ibese she Is full;
I than complete justlc
League Leaders
Again Defeat
Nanaimo City
Cumberland strengthened its position at lhc bead of the Upper island
League last Sunday by defeating Nanaimo City. The weather was somewhat cold, but tlio spectators, of
whom there wero some 2500, one of
'the greatest crowds ever seen at a
soccer game in Nanaimo, were kept
warm by the excitement thai reigned
all phrougb the game.
Nanaimo won the toss and decided
to play with the wind to their back.
Graham kicked off and .Monohan
plnced to Bannerman who sent fu a
line cross whicli Plump missed. Cumberland continued to press and kept
Bell and Dickinson going for several
minutes during which Graham .an,I
Deluce sent in some hot ones but
could not manage to convert. Husband, for Nanaimo. then got away on
(be left and centred beautifully.
Stewart fumbled hut Watson, who got-
the ball at 10 yards out, kicked wild
past the post, spoiling a wonderful
opportunity to open the scoring., A
few minutes later Graham made a
solo run but ended by shooting thc
hall into Hughes' hands. Cumberland forced a corner whicli Dnnnor-
mnn put past and a few minutes after
Hitchens shot wild from a free kick '
just outside the penalty area.
Bannerman and Plump then got going and sent tbe ball across the
mouth of thc goal. Graham tried a
soft shot which Deluce finished by tipping past Hughes for Cumberland's
Ilrst counter. . Play changed to the
other end but half time came with
the visitors one up.
Nanaimo started out  very fast  in
the second half and Blair had to Btap
lively to save a header from Watson.
i Immediately   after,  Conti   fouled   thc
' latter just outside tbe dreaded area
i but Stobbart kicked past from a mix-
up iu front of the goal.     At this stage
of  the   game   Nanaimo   were  getting
their own buck and  It seemed as if
tliey   would  score.      However  Conti
I cleared  and  his  forwards  again   got
j away  and   Hughes   was  called   upon
\ to save hot ones  from  both  Turner
1 and   Deluce.      The   game   wns   then
] stopped for a  few minutes as Cuni-
I berland's  linesman  and some of tbe
i spectators   began   to   fight   and   encroached  on  the  field.      This   how-
' ever was soon stopped and tbe game
; continued.
| Three minutes before the final
' whistle. Bell gave a corner which Deluce plnced well. Turner .who was
standing unmolested, headed the ball
past Hughes and put Cumberland two
up. After centering the ball. Referee
Rogers blew the whistle for full
I time.
On  the day's  play, a  draw  would
havo   been   a   favorable   dec1
Nanaimo played just as -
berland   but   had   he
being aide to shoe
a good game fo
Graham an '
winner
Th
OMISSION
on
Do your Christmas shopping early.
Only 8 more shopping days.
The name of Jessie Grant, who so t
ably filled tho part of Dendyke, the;
witch, wns acoldently omlted from tbe
program of performers of the "White
Cat" operetta. Without the witch
there would have been no "While
Cat". Jessie filled an Important and '
arduous pnrt In a very cnpnhle |
manner.
LECTURE   POS
Owing  to  counter nttt.
enough people turned out
A.  F.   B. Clarke  lecture
Italy  III   lhe  Lecture  Hall  T
night  to warrant blm deliver,
talk.      Consequently  il   had
postponed till some future date
11 is hoped there will be nu other
tractions.
'    Do your Christians shopping enr1
Only 8 more shopping days. PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1923.
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
RECORDS
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NEW PROCESS, COLUMBIA
25 CTS. EACH
FEIST NO. 6 DANCE FOLIO
fiO CTS. EACH
LATEST POPULAR MUSIC
35 CTS. 3 FOR $1.00
Courtenay
Music Store
(The Real Music Store)
MASONIC   BLOCK
W. EMERIC
Opposite the Presbyterian Church
Phone 177. Courtenay
may call new
district Mckenzie
Messrs. Alexander McPhee and Alexander Cleland are at Victoria consulting the Government and offering
suggestions for the division of this
district in the new redistribution bill
now before the Legislature. The
question was up at the Board of Trade
meeting on Tuesday night and has received the sanction of that body as
follows:—The southern boundary to
remain as at present. Comox District taking in only Denman and Hornby Islands, the line following the
tralght up the coast from there to
the Fiftieth Parallel leaving all the
other Islands in the new District.
This division of the present large constituency would make Campbell River
a centre and  would  throw  the con
stituency into close touch with Vancouver, the natural business centre
having direct communication by boat
with all points on the east coast and
north const. Port Alice would be
put into Alberni . People of all
shades of political opinion favor this
division as being the most equitable
and satisfactory way to divide the
constituency. The new district, it
is proposed, to call McKenzie.
HARD PROBLEM
FOR COURTENAINS
The question uppermost in lhe ratepayers' minds at the present time Is
"Who Is going to he nest year's
mayor?" and "Who are to he Ihe members of the Council?" This has always been a hard problem for Cour-
tenalans to solve and In some years
has not been solved without a great
deal of coaxing for the position In
either case is looked upon as one that
should receive a lot of time from those
who aspire to public olllce. There
have been years when lt was hard to
secure a full Council but that should
not he the case in the present Instance. It is the opinion in the minds
of many ratepayers that the big problems that confronted the city havo
all been satisfactorily settled and that
what Is needed now Is the guidance
of a business council that will prac.
lice the strictest economy ln the management of the various departments.
This, students of economy say, does
not mean Ihe paring of salaries, but
rather putting to the proper use the
taxpayers' money and revenue from
Ihe public utilities. it is evident
from  what  has  been  heard  on  the
il!llllll!l
Spend Your Money at Home
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10
DAYS TILL
CHRISTMAS
=     H3ISJSHEJEKEI
Visit our store before sending elsewhere for
your Christmas Gifts. You are invited to come
and inspect our stock of the following:—
Fancy Hosiery for Ladies and Men; Handkerchiefs, Ties, Suspenders, Garter Sets and Armbands in fancy Christmas boxes.
Men's Silk and Woollen Mufflers, Silk Shirts.
Silk and Ceylon Flannel Pyjamas.
House Slippers for every member of the family.
Ladies' Oxfords and Evening Slippers, in the
Carmen make.
Men's Shoes, in the Slater and Leckie make.
Men's and Boys' Overcoats, Suits, Sweaters, Hats,
Caps.
McLEOD'S STORE
COURTENAY, B.C.
SPEAKING OF
Christmas Gifts
Why not give something that will permanently improve the
home?     Here are a Tew suggestions—
"Gold Seal" Congoleum Rugs
"A HEAL XMAS PRESENT"
The patterns represent the highest experience of the rug designers' art. They are made in patterns suitable for every room
in the house, arc waterproof, and color-fast, A few easy strokes
with a damp mop will remove dirt and bring the colorful patterns
out like new. Economical, durable, sanitary. Call in and
choose a suitable size nud pattern.
3-ply Fir Veneer
"A SWELL GIFT"
Get enough just to panel the front room with this wonderful
grained material, stained with tho famous Johnson's Wood Dyes,
and varnished, all spick and span for Xmas. We havo the
materials for a complete job.    Call In and get a sample.
"Murray-Made" Wall Board
"A WARM HEARTED GIFT"
Buy a few hundred feet of this and finish off those rooms that
have wailed so patiently for that finishing touch that makes
home more homey. We invite you to call In and get n sample
of this material.
Eave Trough or Gutter
"A TIMELY PRESENT"
What better Christmas present to the building than enough
eave trough to carry away the rain water that has been dripping
from tho eaves, undermining nnd rotting the foundations, causing
premature decay; and. believe us, we know how damaging the
results.     So, measure np and phone us how much you require.
The above suggestions, if acted upon, will not only give added pleasure In the home, but will give pleasure to the carpenter
who does the work and joy to the firm that sells the slulT.
That's rhrlstmas.
For Anything in the Building Line
SEE
EDWARDS & ORR
BUILDERS' SUPPLIES & WOODWORKING SHOP
Dealers In Hough anil Kiln-Dried Lumber
Express  Delivery Charges
Phone Reasonable
ONE-SEVEN
UNION   BAY   ROAD
Opposite Corfield Motors
m
Under New Management
Hotel Douglas
When In Victoria, why not make
this hotel your home?   It ls In
every way a strictly modern fireproof building
and you will like
the service.
BATES     *
Outside rooms  with  private bath
—per day $2.00—
—per week $10.00—
Nice airy rooms without bath from
—per day $1.00—
—per week $4.00—
Free Bus meets all boats and trains
PHONE 6000
:-.!. II. KILLIOK, Proprietor-:
street that the present alderman who
favors further extension of the electric light line will only waste his time
In offering himself for election. The
same applies to the newcomer for a
place on the board. One argument
against extension of.the lighting system is that the city needs money for
street work before any more expense
Is incurred In the extension of the
light line . Several names have been
mentioned tor the office of Mayor, two
ot the present council having been
spoken ot—whether they know It or
not does not matter—tor the Mayoralty chair. They are Alderman Embleton, who has been a member of the
police commission also and who has
given a lot of time to the Interests of
the city during his terms of office.
Alderman Kerton's name has also
been mentioned. He has been a member of city councils for several years.
He also has given a lot of time to the
welfare of the city. Of the ratepayers non-members of the city coiri-
cll, Mr. Frederick Field has been mentioned—this also is a secret being Imparted to him—some of his friends believing that if he would say the word
there would be no opposition. Mr.
E. L. Macdonald has been asked to
offer himself but as he Is a modest
young man he has not yet said yes.
It is unlikely that Mayor Slmms wlll
offer himself for re-election as he has
held the office for three terms and
would not object to taking a rest. Alderman Hagarty has not made up his
mind yet and Alderman Booth, who
headed the poll last year has positively made up his mind to retire. He
has done his bit for the city and cannot afford to give the time necessary
In 1924. Alderman Bramley Is at ♦■
present out of town, lt is not likely
that the members ot the Courtenay
Volunter Fire Department will allow
Alderman Fielder to retire. There
Is nothing surer than thnt the men
who act as Mayor and Aldermen for
the coming year will have to promise
strict economy and carry out that
promise.
DELIGHTFUL WHIST DRIVE
Last Wednesday night the Native
Sons of Canada held one of their delightful whist drives, fourteen table-;
being In the play and the winners being as follows:
Ladles' first prize, Mrs. William
Booth; second, Mrs. Leonard Roberts;
consolation, Mrs. Boomer. Gentlemen's first prize, Mr. F. McPherson;
second, Mr. Thomas Woods; consolation, Mr. W. M. Moore.
After cards, refreshments were
served nnd the guests of tbe Sous
Indulged In a jolly dance for an hour
and a half, music being provided under the direction of Mr. Lea. Moody.
DEAFNESS CAN
BE CURED
i>
THE    SUPREME    COURT   OF
IIK1TISH COLUMBIA
(In Divorce und Matrimonial Causes),
BETWEEN:
SARAH MARJORY  RIDEOUT
Petitioner,
—auditor LeMESSUIUER RIDEOUT,
Respondant,
TAKE NOTICE that a citation, bearing date the fourth day of December,
1923, has Issued from the Supreme
Court ot British Columbia (Victorlu
Registry) citing you to appear and
answer the petition of Sarah Marjory
Rideout praying for a dissolution of
marriage.
IN DEFAULT of your so appearing
you will not be allowed to address the
Court, and the Court will proceed to
hear the said petition proved and pro-
! nounce sentence In respect thereto.
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that
for  the  purpose  aforesaid,  you   ire
i within twenty-one days from the pub-
: licatlon  of this notice to attend  ln
person or by your solicitors at the
Victoria   Registry   of   the   Supreme
Court of British Columbia, and thereto enter an appearance ln this cause.
BASS   &  BULLOCK-WEBSTER,
Law Chambers, Bastion Square,
Victoria,  British  Columbia,
Petitioner's Solicitors.
DATED the 4th day of December,
1923
OSWALD  BARTON,
Deputy District Registrar.
TO:
Roy LeMessurler Rideout.
DEAFNESS, NOISES IN THE HEAD,
AND NASAL CATARBH.
Tbe new Continental remedy called
"LARMALENE" (Regd.J
ls a simple harmless home-treatment
which absolutely cores deafness, nols-
es In the head, etc No Expensive Appliances Needed for this new Ointment, Instantly operates npon the affected parts with complete and permanent success. Scores of Wonderful
Cures Reported.
RELIABLE TESTIMONY
Mrs. K. Wilkinson, of Slad Boad,
Stroud, writes I—"Please could 1
trouble yon to send me another box of
the Ointment. It Is not for myself, but
for a friend of mine who Is as bad us
I was, and cannot get any rest for tbe
noises In tbe head, I feel a new woman, and can go to bed now and get a
good nighfs rest which I had not
been able to do for many months. It
Is a wonderful remedy and am most
delighted to reeommende It."
Mrs. E. Crowe, of Whltehorse Boad,
Croydon, writes:—"I am pleased to
tell you tbat tbe small tin of ointment
yon sent to me at Ventnur, has proved
a complete success, my hearing Is
now quite normal, nnd the horrible
head noises bare ceased. The action
of this new remedy must be very remarkable,' for 1 hare been troubled
with these complaints for nearly ten
years, and have had some of the very best medical advice together with
other expensive ear Instruments all
to no purpose. I need hardly say how
very grateful 1 am, for my life has
undergone an entire change,"
Try one box to-day, which can be
forwarded to any address on receipt
of money order for #1.00, There Is
Nothing Better at any Price,
Address orders to: —
"LABMALENE" CO.  (H. Thomas)
"Wboolands"
Bean Hartford,
Kent, England. ti
ly
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 192S.
IHE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE THREE
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COMOX JAM
Ask your grocer for COMOX JAM it is made from pure f rash fruit and
B.C. Cane Sugar, nothing added by way of filler or preservative.
STRAWBERRY — LOGANBERRY — RASPBERRY and a limited am
or.r.t of ITALIAN PRUNE — GREENGAGE and PLUM.
COMOX POTATOES
"Look for the Tag on the Bag"
Your are entitled to a graded potato, If it's a Comox Creamery Sack with
the tag it is graded and better value. Demand no other.
«3E
E3
|    WITHOUT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
1       The Dominion Life Assurance
1'::! Company
will issue policies up to $2,000 without any medical examination.     Tho following is one of the many letters
received by the Company at its Head Office in Water-.
|        loo, Ontario.
Dear Sirs;—
Thank you very much for cheque for $2729.15, which 1
received this morning in settlement of my $20HO.OO, 15-
yoar Endowment policy. Have always heard through
oilier policyholders that your company was one of the
very best and so ll has proved with my policy as you
have iiald me at least $200.no more profits than I expected.
Again thanking you. I remain
Yours sincerely,
(Signed) J. E. Hovey.
BRANCH  OFFICES  FOR   VANCOUVER  ISLAND
40G-7 Pemherton Bldg., Victoria, B.C.
'TIS EITHER RIGHT OR
IT IS WRONG!
It must be either one or the olher.
ALL  ELECTRICAL  INSTALLATIONS
aro governed by the National Electrical Code of Fire
Underwriters and Supplementary Regulations of tho
State or Province in which the work is done.
These are plain and explicit and if a job is in accordance
with them no one can find any fault with it—That fact
Cannot be gainsaid.     We periodically request
Provincial Inspection of our Work
and of all inspections made there have been *
NO CONDEMNATIONS
That is the record of which we are justly proud and do
not think it can be beaten.
OUR MOTTO
PERMANENCE   and   QUALITY
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Are You
Laying Your
Car Up For
the Winter?
Then you will want to be
•ure that your battery it
properly taken care of.
It is likely to be seriously
injured or ruined if not kept
charged and also protected
from freezing.
Our winter storage service
insures your battery at a
trifling cost, and relieves you
of the trouble of looking
after it.
SPARKS CO.
Courtenay—Phone S!)
Willard
of Canada
Enormous Increase In B.C. Dairy
And Agricultural Products
For another year    the    opposition
members of the public accounts committee hnve been unable to mid anything wrong with the fhmnciul dealings of the government.     A certain .
amount of. noise was heard over al-:
leged    wrong    Hpendlng    but    when
vouchers and accounts    were   freely
placed  before  the  committee, every-
thing was found In order.     Premier!
Oliver draws attention to    the   fact
that never since the government came
into power, seven years ago, has the
public accounts committee brought a
resolution    before    the    Legislature
showing  that one dollar    bad    beeu I
wrongfully expended.     This, said tho I
government  leader,    was at least a
feather in the cap of the administration.
Enormous increases in British Columbia's  agricultural  and  dairy   production over tbe last five years    re i
shown  in  information  furnished  the
House by.Hon. E. D. Barrow, minis-
| ter of agriculture.     Fruit production
j increased 137 per cent., the increarie
in   value  being  from    $1,806,489    lu
11916, to ?3.7G4,000 last year.     Dairy
j production   increased   in   that  period
by 134 per cent, poultry production.
1114  per cent, and  potato  production
l-i 58 per cent.
|    The   value  of   egg   production   in-
creased from $1,585,00 to $2,002,000.
Increases are shown of similar proportions in nearly every class of products a fitting refutation said the minister of the statements that the department of agriculture is not alive
to the needs of the farmers.
Burde's resolution asking Ottawa tu
carefully consider the advisability of
refusing the franchise to Hindus. Hon.
William Sloan minister of mines wus
the only speaker to the resolution.
He warned against the inroads of the
Oriental and said that If British Columbia was to remain a white man's
country the Oriental must be effectively curbed; he was already too well
ent renciicd in this province.
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL   DELIVERY
11    Delivered tu All I'urU of District.
<'"iil, Wood mill (ioods of Any Kind
ASHES REMOVED
MODERATE CHARGES
Unanimous   cndor»atlon   has   been
given by the Legislature   to   Major
Determined to reduce taxation
wherever possible Hon. John Hart,
minister of finance, has announced
that tiie lax an farm property will be
out In half and Hie personal property
tax will also he split lu two. The
mlniater's budget shows that approximately $19,286,418 wlll be spent In the
next fiscal year, while tbe estimated
revenue is $18,869,000, Were It not,
for the millions necessary to carry
fhe P.G.E. burden annually, a handsome surplus could be shown.
ISLAND REFEREE STRUCK
OFF THE OFFICIAL LIST
Cumberland and Ladysmith wlll
meet in the seinl-fiual for the Brackman-Ker cup, emblematic of the soccer championship of the Upper Island.
Northfleld and Davenports, the two
clubs that received byes' in the lirst
round, will meet in the other semi-
littal. The draw was made at a
meeting of the Upper Island Football
association laBt Friday night. Venues, referees and date will be announced  later.
James Knight of Nanaimo City and
John Campbell of Ladysmlth, were
suspended for 21 and 14 dayB respectively for misconduct In Nannimo-
Ludysmitb game November 18,
George Wright ot G.W.V.A. was suspended for seven days for threatening Iteferee llnlllday in G.W.V.A.
Cumberland    game    November     17.
The trouble between the referee and
thc board has been amicably settled.
M, Armstrong, secretary of referees'
committee, was struck off thc list of
referees for ungentlemauly conduct
ut the meeting.
A surplus of $1,609,202 of revenue
over expenditure for the six months
ending September 30. 1923, ls shown
hy Ihe report of the Comtroller-Gen-
eral .recently tabled in the Legislature
by Hon John Hart, Minister of Finance.
Tiie revenue during tiie six monlhs
was $10,255,986 while expenditures
were $S.6-I0.724. The liscal year ends
March 31, 1924, and tiie estimated
revenue for the year was $18,769,000,
so that considerably more than half
lias been collected.
Tlle estimated expenditure for tbe
year wns $20,097,000. while actua.1 expenditures  for tbe six  months  were
half the estimate    total,    Mr.    Hart
I
states.
VICTORIA IMPORTS
COAL FROM WALES
A great deal has been said about
shipping coal to Newcastle but shipping coal to Victoria is a novelty In
the Import business here. Nevertheless coal has been brought here all
the way from the Old Country, while
right in Victorias back yard there is
an inexhaustible supply of coal for
disposal.
The steanierllamhleton Range, a
stcll steamship of 4,779 gross tons,
docked at the Outer Wharf Saturday
morning quite unexpectedly, and reported 400 tons of steam coal, loaded
on at Cardiff, for discharge here.
She docked at Pier I, and was Immediately placed in the hands of King
Brothers .who will nlso see to the
loading of the vessel here.
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The New Ford Coupe
An entirely new body design of remarkable beauty as well as practical
utility, is the distinguishing feature of the new Ford Coupe.
The body lines follow in one graceful sweep from the new high radiator
to the "Turtle-back" curve of the rear deck, which has been enlarged to
conveniendy accommodate bulky grips and packages.
Upholstering is luxuriously deep both in the seat and back, the covering
being of rich brown broadcloth with mahogany stripe.  A recess shelf is
provided behind the seat, for parcels.
Interior fittings include revolving window regulators and door locks and
handles finished in nickel.   The large rear window is fitted with (ilk
poplin shade in dull silvered mountings.
The windshield is surmounted by a broad sun-visor, which protects the
eyes from glare.
As a handsome and practical all-weather car for town or country, the new
Ford Coupe cannot be surpassed.
New Ford Prices
Coupe, $665 Fordor Sedan, $895
Entitle Starttna and Lithane Eauitmenl Standard on Irate models.
Touring Car, $445      Runabout, $405      Truck, $495
EUctrlc Stalling and Lighting Haulprmnt $85.00 alta.
All prices f, o. b. Ford, Ontario.   Government Taxes extra.
All Ford models may be obtained through the Ford Weekly Purchase Plan
■ CARS•TRUCKS - TRACTORS •
Corfield Motors, Limited
Courtenay, B.C.
FORD    MOTOR    COMPANY    Or    CANADA,    LIMITED,    FORO.   ONTARIO
Private Greeting
Christmas Cards
Order Early at The Islander Office PAGE FOUR
iHE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 102:!.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday uiornlug at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W   BICKLE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1923.
•GET IT EARLY
Ring out the bells I'or Christmas!
How fast the years fly by after we
have passed the meridian of life! it
seems but a few Bhort months silue
we got down the box of tinsel and
glittering baubles to deck the Chrl.t-
nias tree, and here we are nt It agai l.
So rolls old Time around; bringing
each year a whiter frost and brighter
gleams of silver to glint the brown In
your hair. May he bring peaceful
old age and a love-locked home to
every one of our real, earnest, human
Uvea bristling with human faults,
marred by human mistakes, Bcarred
and seamed and rifted witli human
troubles, until we all are crowned
with that compassion which only perfection can bring upon imperfect ion.
"Peace on earth, good will toward
men." Aye, let us have peace. The
real, BWeet peace tliat the Master intended should reign among brothers,
neighbors ami friends, Think of tiie
many Christmas days that have been
rolled into the ever-lengthening pasl
since the Star of Bethlehem shone in
thc East. Think of the millions of
babes that have been born, since
Jesus said "Suffer little children to
come upto Me"; think of tbe ripened
grain Ihat lias been moved by tliat
noiseless scythe tliat never turns its
edge, think of the mighty armies tliat
have gone down In defeat, and listen
to the dull tread of the tired and wenry
feet that still ring upon the crust of
this tear-soaked earth. Why should
one thought of bitterness toward your
fellow-man rankle in your poor little
throbbing heart? Who are you, In
all the uncountable throng of the unnumbered souls that have peopled tliis
reeling planet, that you should boll
a grudge or harbor a thought of
malice? Open your heart to the
gleam of the Christinas candles,
breathe deep of the fragrance of lhe
fir tree, revel in thc innocent dreams
of your childhood once more and get
the Christmas spirit early.
quately describe the happy self-sacri-
uce this man went through. We also
know a young man eighteen years old,
wno supports a widowed mother aim
two schoolboy brothers, on a salary
ot >}12 a weeK. That young man ha;
never seen the inside of a theatre,
ne lias never spent live cents needlessly. And his employer is taking
advantage of liis condition, frankly
admitting he could nut get u man to
uo Ills work for less than $2U a week,
ne retuses to raise his salary, because,
in tiie parlance of the street, he "lias
aim where lie wants him."
'Hie lirst heroism is seldom found
on tbe battlefield where demons perform in frenzied excitement deeds they
would blanch from when in a normal
situation, but rather close about us.
in the silent places of our seething
cities, are tho real heroes. Tho deodo
they do are covered by the privacy ol
their lives, and nobody ever knows.
We learn of tlle heathen of old,
tlmt tearing ihey lmd omitted proper
glorification to some deity whose precise name had escaped them, eroded
a conciliatory monument, "To the Unknown God.' Here is u suggestion
for a tablet, which, to be perfectly In
harmony with the Idea, should be
sunk in some obscure country churchyard.
TO   TIIE   UNKNOWN
Who lived, worked, died
HEROES
And never knew it.
THE REAL FELLOW
PLAIN, EVERYDAY HEROES
' Sny, do you know the kind of fellow
I who is just to the world's mind? The
kind the world can't lose?     The kind
! tliat folks enthuse over and take off
their hats to? Why, it's the man.
who-does. He's the fellow! Not the
fellow whose grandpa got there; not
; the fellow who would if he could; not
the gentleman who is going to some
' day; but the man-who-does, now, today.   No sitting around waiting, about
I him, no expecting something to hap-
j pen; no looking for something to turn
up, No sir! lie calls the turn and
turns 'em; he takes off his coat and
("doesn't care if he starts a little sweat;
i he doesn't need a big, brass-buttoned
cop to tell him to move on; he keeps
the procession humping to keep up
with him; he is hustle from his feet
up and from bis head down; he is not
only in the push, but he is thc push—
the   tiling.      And   say,   the   way   he
We iiear a great deal about Carnegie heroes Very well! They
have their reward. But how about
(lie Insignificant fellow who toils oil
a pittance supporting perhaps, a large
family, denying himself luxuries, that j
others may he comfortable; hoping I
and struggling from day to day and
from year to year, until at last he
dies and is put awuy to feed the roses?
Where is liis reward?
We know a man who kept from
want his wife and tiire children during the panic of 1S93 on $1.10 a day.
The  tongue  of  man  could  not  ade-
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and   Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
XMAS GOODS
We are now showing a full range
of
XMAS GIFTS
FOR THE CHILDREN
Dolls, up from  50c.
Ma. Ma, Dolls, ull sizes, each from
$2.50 t0 $8.95
Games of all kinds, Mechanical Toys, Tinker Toys,
Oiii.ia Boards, Erector Sets, Flash Pistols, Shoo Fly
Rockers and Rocking Horses.
LADIES' WAISTS
In a great variety of styles and colorings, ranging from
$3.95 each to $7.95
Ladies' Hosiery, in Wool and Silk.     A large range to
select from.
Ladies' Dresses, in Sports, Flannels and Home Spuns.
Ladies' Fancy Aprons, Sweaters and Sweatercoat's
Fancy Christmas Handkerchief's, in Gift Boxes, and
separate.     Hand embroidered and very beautiful.
Gents. Fancy Gift Sets—Suspenders,   Garters, Belts,
Ties and Gloves, Shirts and Collars.     An entirely
new line and all the latest.
House Slippers—The very newest style, with strap, in
Pink and Blue.     Very suitable for gifts.
These are a few suggestions from our varied linos
which we will be pleased to have have you examine.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
makes things come and business hum
is a caution; the way the world takes
that fellow up and is good to him
makes your heart glad; he's all right,
he Ib; he greases the wheels of progress and keeps the world spinning
'round.
NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the Esary Tim-
ber Company Limited intend to apply
to the Registrar of Joint "Stock Com-j
panies, Victoria, B.C., to change its
name to Thomsen & Clark Timber
Company Limited.
Dated at Vancouver. B.C., this ttli
dny of December, A.D. 1923.
LAURA  L.   McGIIEE.
Assistant-Secretary.
Pi^jpMiiraBHSfi'jsiBiBiaaiaBifflfiEiartiiaii
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
STEAMSHIP
TICKET AGENCY
TICKETS TO ALL PARTS
OF THE WORLD
AGENT FOR ALL STEAMSHIP
COMPANIES
Drop In and let us talk It over.
E. W. BICKLE
Agent, Cumberland. II.C.
Canadian National Railways
NEW LAMP
BURNS 94% AIR
Beats Electric or Cbis
A new oil lamp that gives an amazingly brilliant, soft white light, even
better than gas or electricity, has
been tested by the U. S. Government
and 35 leading universities and found
to be superior to 10 ordinary oil lamps.
It burns without odor, smoke or uolse
—no pumping up, is simple, clean,
safe. Bums 94% air and 6% common kerosene (coal oil.)
The Inventor, J. B. Johnson, 579 Mc-
Dermot Ave., Winnipeg, Is offering lo
send a lamp on 111 days' FREE trial,
or even to give one FREE to the first
user in eacii locality who will help
him Introduce lt. Write him to-day
for particulars. Also ask him to explain how you can get the agency, and
without experience or money make
$260 to ?500 per month. —39-47.-1923.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
ARCHITECT
601) B.C. Permanent Loan Bldg.
PHONE 28111      VICTOBIA, IU,
pLWHERRY
•«« U* Prtoe Itet ot
A SALE IN EVERY HOME
Burn's   Guaranteed    Broad   Knife,
Cuts warm bread or cold bread-en's '
it without leaving a crumb.     Just let
people try the knife.     They will buy.'
We  guarantee  the sale  and  a  good
profit.      Write   now.      Don't  delay.
Some one is going to sell this knife
In  your   community.      The   My-Tool I
Manufacturing  Company,'   45   Jarvis
St., Toronto. Ont.
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CUMBERLAND   HOTEL!
i
WM.MERRIF1EMJ,    Pfofnietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION       !
EXCELLENT   CUISINE
x$mm
GIFT SUGGESTIONS
AT   CAMPBELLS
DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
Handkerchiefs, in fancy boxes; Plain Linen and Fancy Embroidered Handkerchiefs;
Camisoles; Boudoir Caps; Silk Nightgown.",; Silk and Crepe Step-ins; Envelope Chemise;
Silk Underskirts; Silk and Crepe Blouses; Fancy Sweaters; Ladies' Leather and Beaded
Bags; Fancy Towels; Ladies', Misses' and Children's Kimonas; Bathrobes and Boudoir
Slippers.
IHE BALANCE OF OUR LADIES' TRIMMED AND READY-TO-WEAR HATS AT
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES TO CLEAR.
EliSjSliiiliirdiiy^^
GENTS. DEPARTMENT
Fancy Suspenders; Armbands and Garters, in fancy boxes and combination sets;
Fancy Christmas Neckwear and Mufflers; Shaving Sets; Military Brushes; Safety
Razors; Fancy Sweaters and Knitted Vests; Smoking Jackets; Dressing Gowns; House
Slippers; Club Bags and Suit Cases. ,
afflSJEKHMiiB^ 3IaISISElaMEISEJalii,
GROCERY DEPARTMENT--XMAS SPECIALTIES
Cherries, Marachino style   ive.
Preserved Ginger, bulk, per lb  4.">e.
Preserved Ginger, In Syrup, Jars   4">o.
Cal. Layer Figs, per lb  3,,c.
Syrmna Layer Figs, per lb ..,  We.
Symrna Layer Figs, iu glove boxes   !t(lt'.
New Season's Bulk Dates, 2 lbs  2,1c.
New Season's Dromedary Dates, 2 pkgs. for Sue.
A.  D, Cluster Raisins, cartons   illle.
Spanish Cluster Raisins, cartons   Oct,
Queen Olives, lie. and   4fle.
Stuffed Olives, 30c. und   50e.
Ripe Olives, Tins   Sllr.
Helnze Sweet Ghirkins. Bts  -  6.">e.
C. & B. Chutney  |  Sfle.
C. & B. Bloater, Shrimp and Anchovie Paste Slle.
French Anchovies, in oil   60c.
Coxes and Knoxes Gelatine, Pkts. 20c. und .... 25c.
Jelly Powders, assorted flavors, Pkts  10c.
Mince Meat In Tina, 2s §0c, 4s  $1.(10
Mince Meat, Wetheys, in Pkts, 2 for  15c.
Mixed Peel, in 1-lb. cartons  '..... 50c.
Orange nnd Lemon Peel, per lb  We.
Sultana Raisins, Pkgs, 2 for   85c,
Seeded Raisins, Pkgs, 2 for   25c.
Currants, New Seasons, Cleaned, Pkgs, 2 for 45c.
Bulk Cocoanut, per 111  25c.
Popping Corn,  Pkgs    Me.
Jelly, in 1-lb Jars—Black Currant, Red Currant, Bramble and Crabapple, per jar .... 40c.
Baker's Eating and Cooking Chocolate 25c. ... 80c,
Xmas Bon Bona nnd Stockings; Xmas Puddings;
Xmas Candles; Shelled Almonds; Shelled Walnuts; Ground Almonds; Almond Paste; Glace
Cherries; Crj'Btalized Cherries and Assorted
Fruits; Chestnuts; Walnuts; Filberts, Etc.
Cranberries; Jap Oranges; New Naval Oranges;
Pears; Apples; Grapes; Head Lettuce; Sweet
Potatoes;  Brussel Sprouts.
Christmas
Fruit
Cakes
XMAS CAKES, DECORATED AND
PLAIN, IN HOLLY BOXES; ALSO
CHERRY.RICH GENOA.SULTANA
SEED AND SOCIETY CAKE, ICED
AND PLAIN; SCOTCH SHORTBREAD IN INDIVIDUAL CHRISTMAS BOXES.
IJjJBigiSigjgjjjilH^^
DR.   R.   B.   DIER   AND   DR
W   .BRUCE   GORDON
Dental Surgeons
Office:  Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TUNER
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co.
Cumberland  and  Courtenay.
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
Pressing    .    (.Trailing    .     Repairs
Telephone 1.     ■     P. O. Box 1?
CUMBERLAND, B. V,
Car   For  Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phones:   From   9 a.m. to 11 p.m. '2.1
From 11 p.m. to   !i a.m.   2:
MANN'S
BAKERY
For Bread, Cakes and Pastry.
See Our Window Finest Selection.
Our Hot Pies Still Leading.
Look out i'or our coming selection of Christmas and
New Year Cakes,
Choice of Sultanna, Genoa, Cherry Fruit and Scotch
Bun—Just'the size and priceto suit.    Place your order
NOW.
PHONE 18
Dunsmuir Avenue.
3a
Cumberland, B.C.
Ask for Geo. Mason.
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND  • •  B. C.
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
UNION   HOTEL
CUMBERLAND, II. I'.
Comfort  and   Homelike   service.
26   rooms,   electrically   heated.
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone 15.
R. YATES, Manager. ^
6
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 16, 1923.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE FIVE
THE first storage battery elcc-j
trieally driven ear used by]
railways in Western Canada
has been placed in service between
Winnipeg and .Transcona by the
Canadian National Railways,
whose shops at Transcona employ
some 2,400 men, many of whom i e-
side in Winnipeg, travelling back
and forth morning and evening.
Others   reside   in Transcona with
RAILWAY USES ELECTRIC CAR
their families, -but do their shopping und other business in Winnipeg. The inauguration of the new
electric car service gives a regular
schedule of runs daily which can
be operated By the railway company much more economically than
under the former system of operating extra passenger trains several times daily. The new car was
converted from a gasoline-electric
car at thc St. Catherines shops of
DON'T JIISS THE
Big Dance
To be held under the auspices of
THE RANGER'S JR. FOOTBALL CLUB
on
Wednesday, Dec. 19th
at the
ILO-ILO DANCE HALL, CUMBERLAND
Plump's Orchestra in attendance.
Dancing from 9:30 prompt.
BHaHsiaiaia^^
Gents $1.00 Ladies 25c.
Hi3®aaagKiiiaiMSMBi3iaaafflaiB/g0^
t        EVERYBODY WELCOME
Come and help the boys.
"How wonderful is the human voice
'  tlie organ of the soul."
"It is indeed the organ of the soul." Each inflection of your voice has a meaning for those who
know you. Nothing may substitute for it. Your
voice is you! -
When you have news-ior a friend—when a business matter needs attention—when you wish to bring
joy to those at home—send your voice—yourself—on
the errand.
All this company's telephones are available day
and night.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
The Choice of Thousands
A. A.  BROWN
Freight removed to any part of the City
COAL AND WOOD DELIVERED TO ANY PART
OF THE CITY OR DISTRICT
General Hauling Business.     Ashes taken
away, and rubbish removed	
Our business is to give Service
PHONE 15, UNION HOTEL, and ask for BROWN,
the General Delivery Man.
For Results Try The Islander
and make
BIG MONEY!
If you cannot come to a Hemphill ri.-hiiiil, Hemphill will come
to you. If circumstances will
Dot .allow you to net away to
attend one of Hemphill personal attendance schools, the
Hemphill new
Home Study Course
makes it possible for you to
learn right at home in your
leisure hours. Take up the
work as fast or as slow a*
you wish then Inter on attend
any one of the Hemphill Practical Schools, at mil Granville
St., Vancouver, B.C.; 228 Ninth
Ave., E„ Calvary, Alta.; Cor.
ofPike ami Melrose, Seattle,
Wash., also many other cities
in Canada and U.S.A. Write
nearest Brunch to you.
Mail this Coupon
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Hf idqutrttri:
S80  MAIN   STREET,  WINNIPEG
.haw you teich by mull Auto Trictor,
Onfl Ewrlneorlng and Electrical Ignition Work.
AI/URESS
JheBeerMoulaPcer
AND
U.B.C. Beer
Because these are the products
of the most hygienic, scientific
brewery on the Pacific Coast —
brewed right, bottled tight, under
conditions of scrupulous cleanliness.
FREE HOME DELIVERY	
ORDER A SUPPLY TODAY
VANCOUVER BREWERIES LIMITED
This advertisement is not published or displayed hy the Liquor
Control Riuinl or hy the flnvnrrimMii nf Rritisli Ootnnihin.
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
REPAIRING,     OVERHAULING,     ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   AND   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS       ....        Royston
Phone 13 IM Courlenay Exchange
the Canadian National. It is of
solid steel construction throughout with four-wheeled ball bearing
trucks. The length is 63 feet over
nil and accommodation is provided
for 100 passengers. One end of
the ear is reserved as a smoking
compartment. The ear is capable
of maintaining a speed of 40 miles
per hour on level track and makes
the one-way trip between Winnipeg and Transcona in 15 minutes
NOVEMBER REPORT
ROYSTON SCHOOL
Following is the report of the two
highest standing pupils In their respective classes for the mouth of
November:
Orade VIII—Grace Tran. Duncan
Thomson.
Oriole   VII—Evelyn   Hilton,    Ilitsuko
I'chiyania.
Grade VI—Bert Carey, Edgar Kelly.
Grade V—Margaret Dunn, Jack Hilton.
Grade IV—Irene Kelly. Annie McLeod.
Grade 111—Jean Ogllvlc, Theodore
Kodwell.
Grade   II   Sr.—Gladys  Fecley,
Ljunggren.
Grade  II   Jr.—George  Watts,
McLeod.
Grade   I—James  Henderson,
Tran.
The pupils of the Royston school are
evidently enjoying their singing lessons  on   Friday  afternoons.      These
lesson have been organized mostly as
a result of Community Club activity
< and both parents and pupils greutly .
[ appreciate the trouble and time given
, by Mr. Slllence to this work.
[    Our school has fairly started ou Its
! hot   lunch   system,   varying   between
I cocoa, postum and soup, ami meeting
1 expenses   by   clubbing  together   and
contributing each, five cents per week,
which  up  to  now  has about  nearly
balanced  outlay  or  nearly  so.      By
tnkiug turns at the dishwashing, that
task does not come too hard on anyone.     We were very glad to have tho
nice box of lump sugar that the Community Club left for us and wish lo
thank them for it and to send them
our best wishes.
The Koyston school boys look forward to their Saturday afternoons'
Football practices under the helpful
supervision of .Mr. Thomas.
Olle
Hay
Earl
"Whisper of death" criticisms    of
J Industrial  conditions  iu   British  Columbia are laid low by published Ilgures appearing on the Legislature or-
' der paper.     In 1915 there were 10117
I manufacturing concerns In Ihe prov-
'< Ince, with a capital  value  of $15S,-
036,000,     This value   Increased    to
$2118,419,000 In 1019, while iu 1922 the
' number  of   plants   had   increased   lo
231)9. Employees numbered  21.064  in
19ir, and 55,000 lu  11122.     The gross
production In 1616 was $78,000,000, and
In  1910. )280,000,000.     Last  year Ihe
figures   had   risen   greally.       Wages
amounted fo (14,567,000 In  1015 nud
to $$0,192,060 lasl year.
'    The  goverment   department  of   in-
jdustrlos Is given a fair share of the
credit for Improved Industrial conditions, and complete information on all
Industries   is  always    available    for
prospective manufacturers,
1 Premier Oliver has been busy all
session   challenging  any   member  of
i the House Uf niake definite charges
against his government In support o."
1 the veiled affirmations of wrong-doing heard from lime lo time. So fai
on one lias accepted the challenge.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 21 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
Connecting with Boat nt Union Bay
] every Sand; y .Morning. Leave Cum-
I berland Hotel, 8 o'clock. PAGE SIX
iHE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 192?..
ROYAL  CANDY  STORE
GRAND
Christmas
Drawing
A TICKET GIVEN AWAY WITH EVERY 50 CENT PURCHASE.
1st Prize Lovely 21-Piece Tea Set
2nd Prize  Large Doll, Beautifully Dressed
3rd Prize  Large Boat
Prizes will be displayed in our windows next week.
DON'T FORGET TO TRY A POUND OF OUR   DELICIOUS   HOME-MADE   CANDIES
AND CHOCOLATES
Cigarettes 	
Cigars
Tobaccos, Etc.
Phone 25.
SERVICE IS
OUR MOTTO.
P. 0. Box 605.
ROYAL   CANDY STORE
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
♦
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
—«—— a
Cumberland, B. C.
Phones 4 and 61
j
Christmas
WE INTERPRET THE OLD MASTERS OF THE
7th CENTURY AND DESIGNERS OF TO-DAY
IN OUR CHRISTMAS GREETING CARDS AND
ANNOUNCEMENTS     :: :: :: ::
The Exclusive Cards we are showing this year
outclass all previous efforts. Embossed and
handsomely colored Greeting Cards from $2.50
per dozen up.     We invite you to inspect samples
at
The Islander Office
5 Distinct Sample Books to Select from.
oWSIS OF
UNDMTMNDMENT8
h
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of ate,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Pull Information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions Is
given ln Bulletin No. 1. Land Series.
"How to Pie-enipt Land," copies of
which can be obtained tree of charge
by addressing tiie Department of
Lands. Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Attent.
Records wili be granted covering
only laud suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is nol timber-
land, I.e.. carrying over* fi.uuo board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and Mini feet nor acre east of that
Range.
Appiita.iuns for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Lund Commissioner of tiie Land Recording Division, In whicli tiie land applied foi
is situated, and are made on printed
forma, copies of which can be ob-
lalned from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
five years and improvements made
to value of (It per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before w Crown tlrant can be
received.
Tor more detailed Information see
Uie Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for pur
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land li 15
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land ?2.r.o per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
of crown lands is given ln Bulletin
No. 10, Ijitid .Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
ilinher land, not exceeding 40 aorta,
may be purchased or leased, the con-
dillons Including payment of
stumpage,
HOMESITE   LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
muy be leased as homesftes,
l.oii   a   dwelling   being
first  yenr, title being
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 tho best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
eonilltlKiin!    ii
"reeled  In   th
obtainable after residence  and Im
provi ment  condition's   are    fulfilled
and land bus been surveyed.
LEASES
For  grazing  and    Industrial    purposes areas not exceeding 640 aorss
may  be  leased  by  one  person or a
company.
GRAZING
t'nder the Grazing Act the Province Is divided into grazing districts
and the ranee administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
Brazing permits aro Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
10 established owners, Stock-owner*
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
New Cars cle Luxe Made in Canada
OF the best ol modern improvements to railway
service in Canada are the Canadian Pacific
combination dining and parlor cars. The new all-
steel cars, six in number, will operate on the more
important short runs, affording every convenience
and luxury, where full size dining and parlor cars
are not required. They are the only Cafe Parlor Cars
existant which are fitted with a smoking room, and
the revolving slumber-back chairs are another distinctive feature.
Interior decoration has been given special consideration by the Company, and the new cars are an
extremely well finished product Inlaid mahogany
has been used with good effect, the ceilings have a
light brown finish, and the lighting has been arranged
to permit reading in any part of the car without
strain or glare. Lamps are arranged along the centre
of the ceiling, and bracket lamps over each table and
chair, all with truscan shades, diffuse a warm glow.
The new cars are different from any others doing
service in Canada in that they are practically divided
into four separate comportments. The kitchen, fully
equipped, takes up nearly 16 feet of one end, and In
this are found a huge range with oven9 and steam
tables attached. A charcoal burning grill is placed
next tbe range, and on the olher side are the separate
refrigerators for meats, fish, fruits, milk, cream and
ice cream. Every available inch of flooring seems to
be utilized, but there Is room enough for three men
to work and for the carving tables, sink, dish washer
and innumerable lockers for groceries, chinaware,
glass, silver, etc. A tank overhead supplies fresh and
filtered water for use in the dining room and kitchen.
Leaving the kitchen one comes upon a small
vestibule which opens into tbe dining room.   Hand-
ASot»—Eihrlor Cafa-Parlor Car.
Left—Interior ef the parlor. v
lllcht—The dinlni room.
some china and silver cabinets can be seen here, and
stowed snugly Into the corner is a "bar" which will
hold a surprisingly large number of bottles, and keep
them cool too, because ice may be let into a chamber
at the rear, through the roof.
The dining room is 19 feet long and seats 18
people. Three tobies each accommodate four diners,
and three te'bles, two. Particularly when lighted, tbe
dining room Is most beautiful. The general effect
is very rich and soft.
The parlor, over 21 feet long, contains twelve
chairs with swivel base and reclining back. There
is a good distribution'of light for reading, and the
compartment ls absolutely the last word in comfort.
The smoking room is reached through a short cor-,
ridor, off which are the wash rooms. This is somewhat smaller, but decidedly more comfortable than;
the smoking rooihs of the standard sleeper or first
class coaches, It is over 7 feet long and the two
leather sofas accommodate six people with ease
The new Canadian Pacific cafe parlor cars hn\;.
their own heating units which is another adyahtago.
They are fitted with cooling fans and the vontllotinff
system has been so arranged as to ensure a complete
change of air (very few minutes without causing
draughts.
' These cars art a credit to tht Canadian workmanship that has gone into their makeup, and will do
much to encourage travel is tbil part of tht continent.
SLATS' DIARY
The very thing—
a Brownie
This easily-worked, Eastman-made camera is just
what your youngster wants.
And Brownie prices start at
$2.00 so he can have one.
Bring your youngster in and
see if hiseyes don't glisten al the
very sight of these splendid picture-makers.
A utograplik Brownies $1.00 up
LANG'S
DRUG   STORE
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive tvery
two weeks, ensuring fresh goods
all tht time.
Henderson's
Friday—Well me and Jake hns got
a good joak on the teacher and we
have found out that
she is not as wise nnd
smart as she lets on
before us kids. When
me and he comes in at
noon before the rest of
the balance of tbe kids
showed up we ketches
her a looking ln 'he
Dickshttnary for sum
kind of a wlrd or other
Saterday—are cuzzen
witch was at Atlantic!;
city for his vocation
last summer in June
or July or August Ib
here on a visit. Pa
ast him If his vacation
costed hlm very dear and did he havj
a good time. He answered and re-
plyed thot he had a whale of a time
but It costed a hole lots of money.
He got itignged to 2 Girls. And 1 of
them marryed him and the other 1
sewed him for a breech of Promises.
Sunday—Ant Kmmy Is very religious. She Is visiting here at are
house for the winter time. She is all
ways thanking the Lord for her good
helih and then she all ways goes and
pays the Dr. for bis medicine,
Monday—1 have rlsolved to start
tbe New yr. with a clean Slato as
they say In blsness clrkles. 1 am a
going to try and pay evry buddy 1
owe ennytbing to. As It stands now
If I can borry eighty 5 cents I will lie
clean out of debts.     We shall see.
Tuesday—We that is pa nnd nm got
a Invitation to a fancy parly for a
wk. frum tonite uud pa says well
honey shall we go all the rest of the
swell people will he there and ma says
I don't think so because I havvent got
nothing decent to ware. Pa sed O
thats all rite go on ahead and ware
sum of them dresses with the low
neck witch hassent got enny back lu
It there will be lols of others like it
there I spose. So ma is going to by
a new dress.
Wensday—I carryed out sum Ashes
for ole Mr. Hlx today and spilt sum
on his floor and tracks sum mud m
the house and when 1 wos done he sed
I was the dirtyest meanest most dls-
respeckfullest kid he had ever new.
I got sore then and sed Well that all
rite but I cant llv on coinpelmeuts. 1
gess I was lucky I dldent get threw
out all togather.
Thlrsday—Mo is doing her Orismas
shopping erly to. I seen her list of
stuff to order and It bad 111 it Tlrky
and cromberrys nud nuts and candy
and frutc cake nnd a Qt. of Castor
Oil. -
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite   llo.Ilo   Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ALBERT EVAXS
Practlcol Barber, and Hairdresser, Shampooing, Singeing,
MasBoglng,    Scalp    Treatment.
Your Gift Problem Solved
 GIFTS THAT LAST	
IRONS—TOASTERS—GRILLS—WASHERS
Curling Irons With a Marcell Wave Attachment
BOUDOIR SETS—HEATING PADS
We have a complete line of Silk, Linen, Parchment and
Glass Shades
Piano and Floor
Lamps
Radio Sets and
Parts
We do not inspect our own wiring, but guarantee it to
be the best at moderate prices.
THE
Piket Electric
Phone
164
COURTENAY
B.C.
P.O. Box
71 iff
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1923.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE SEVEN
"The Superior Grocers"
Where  Most  People  Trade
rX^E have a full line of
Christmas Stockings,
Bon-Bons,- Christmas
Crackers and Cigars
:: and Cigarettes in ::
Christmas Wrappings
Mumford's Grocery
T. H. Mumford J. Walton
THE SUPERIOR GROCERY
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND
MaAMMSOdi^^
XMAS SALE
Bargains too
Numerous to
Mention
Your opportunity to purchase a suitable present at a
VERY REASONABLE PRICE.
See our special bargain counter for Ladies' Wear and
Children's Toys.
The House That Appreciates Your Patronage.
News Of British Columbia
VICTORIA, Dec. 14th—Figures
given the Legislature by Hon. Dr.
MacLean, provincial secretary, during his budget speech, show that the
death rate in this province (rom typhoid last year was one in 6,000,
whereas in 1915 it was Ave times that
great. In spite ot the very low death
rate in British Columbia, the minister
stated that the cost of the department
of health was only $104,000, less than
half tbat of other provinces. The
death rate from all sources In this
province ls the lowest in Canada,
while the .death rate among babies
less than one year old, ln Victoria, Is
the lowest of any city in the world.
Hon. Dr. MacLean showed that the'
cost of the Civil Service under the
former government was MO out of
every $100 of revenue .while today the
cost has fallen to $17 in every $100.
Answering criticisms of opposition
members in the Legislature regarding
the conduct of the department of agriculture, Hon E. D. Barrow, minister,
declared that the genuine farmer on
the land is not grumbling, although
fully aware of the fact that conditions
might be better.
"We are In the middle of one of
those periods of depression which
come down upon any country." he
said, "but In British Columbia the
farmers are in much better condition
than elsewhere. There are some men
on tbe land who do not belong there
naturally .but in time these leave
the land; and It Is most unwise to
hold such settlers upon the land by
giving them cheap loans. Eventually, the government loses, which
means the tax-payer."
Mr. Manson said he would urge the
Dominion Government to appoint another commissioner. He hoped to
see the reputations of Mounted Police
officers in question either placed above
reproach, or If they were found guilty
criminal proceedings should be taken
against them; and he expressed the
opinion that If guilty they should be
given sentences of from 15 to 25
years, with lashes if possible. The
crime of a  police official trafficking
j in drugs was o most pernicious thing,
| he said.
Determined that the war ogolpst
traffic In drugs shall go on. Attorney-
General Manson has Informed Ottawa
that he does not believe Commissioner
J. P. Smith has a proper conception
of his office. Mr. C. L. Harrison,
government counsel, withdrew from
the sittings of the commission in Vancouver, and In the Legislature Hon.
The government will reduce the li-
j cense fees on motor-vehicles by 25
I per cent, and will increase tourist
I permits from three to six months.
j The personal property tax will be cut
to one-half of one per cent., while it
I has been definitely decided to place
I the fuel oil tax at one-half cent per
gallon.
A comprehensive road program hns
been brought down by Hon. W. H
Sutherland, minister of public works,
and a loan bill has been Introduced hy
the finance minister, Hon. John Hum.
for $2,000,000, mostly for highway purposes.     It is explained that most of
Gaiety Theatre
COURTENAY
A Rare Bargain
By special arrangement with the Family Herald
and Weekly Star of Montreal, we are able to offer that
great family and farmpaper at a very attractive price.
The Family Herald * Weekly Star cost $2.00 per year
The Islander costs $2.00 per year
We now offer both papers for $2.50 and you save $1.60
In addition, each subscriber receives a Beautiful
picture entitled
"The Wonderful Heroine"
This beautiful work of art, in ten colors, is 18 x .4
inches in size, on a rich, heavy paper, ready for framing
Orders for this Club must be sent to
THE ISLANDER
P.O. Drawer 480 Cumberland, B. C.
—DON'T MISS THIS SCREAM COMEDY—
Harold Lloyd      in »is >«test      "Why Worry"
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 14-15 AND MATINEE SATURDAY 3 P.M.
New Year's Eve Ball
DECEMBER 31, 1923.
Best of Music—Floor—and New Novelties.
We beg to announce the following first-class picture plays coming to The Gaiety:—
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15—Harold Lloyd, in his latest cure for all ills and worries
"Why Worry."     Don't miss this one long laugh, it will do you good.
*Wmt
Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 18-19—Theodore Roberts, May McAvoy and Conrad
Nagel in "Grumpy." #
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22—A thrilling tale of the high sea, with Dorothy Phillips,
entitled: "Hurricane's Gal."
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25—Free matinee for all the children in Comox District
from The Gaiety, 3 p.m. Douglas Fairbanks in "The Nut." Buster Keaton in
"The Three Ages." "Felix The Cat."
"Down To The Sea In
the road-work to he carried on next
year will he in the less densely settled
districts . Settlers* roads will he eon-
structetd and Improved wherever pos-
sibl, while o good deal of money will
be spent In re-locutions, with a view
to overcoming dangerous sections and
shortening distances.
It lias been definitely announced
that construction will be commenced
next spring on thc completion of the
Trnnsprovlncial Highway. Either the
Hope-Princeton or lhe Fraser Canyon
route will be utilized. Tbe former
would cost approximately $1,000,000,
while the Fraser Canyon route would
require $1,260,000, according to engineers' estimates. Hon. Dr. Sutherland states that all the necessary data
ls on hand anil tenders could he culled I'or within 21 hours. Meanwhile
it is hoped to secure n grant from *he
Dominion Government, and until all
preparatalons are completed no announcement nf lhe route can fairly
be made.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29—A whaling good sea story,
Ships."     See a 90-ton whale, 1000 years old caught.
The Thirty-First Day of December, New Year's Eve Ball at The Gaiety.
Nights, which you will be sorry to miss.
A night of
One
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 1-2—Thomas Meighen in "Back Home and Broke,
of his best pictures.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5—A good English picture, "The Better 'Ole."  Don't for
get the last one: (Me and My Gal).
Wednesday, Jan. 9—The Compton Theatrical Company at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee Saturday 3 p.m., every week
.
Courtenay
Auto Painters
Bring your cars In for an
Prices reasonable.   Work guaranteed
Workshop at thc Condensary.
C. G. WILSON
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
estimate. I BEEF. VEAL, MUTTON AND
Fresh and Cured Fish
|    HOTELS AND CAMPS
I SPECIALLY CATERfeD TO
Have You Ordered Your Xmas Cards?
See Samples at the Islander Office
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
W. P. Symons
Proprietor
Marocchi Bros.   _^
n ,      SECOND-HAND
jfe£rs !    FURNITURE
phone ii    cumberlandj Comox Exchange
Cturtenay, B.C.
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA,  II. I.
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds of Ladles' and (Jems'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop In and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent in Cumberland, who
will advise you nn any work you wish
to have done.
Our   Work   and   Service
Will Please Von : :     : :
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B.C.      -      Hume SMtt
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
Dentist
Office and  Residence:   Willard
1       Block.   -   'Phone 116.
A Pioneer Pension
System
The Canadian Pacific Railway il
this year celebrating the twentieth
anniversary of the foundation of tin
Company's system of pensions for
the employees.
It was in 1902 that the Board oi
Directors, under the Presidency of
Lord Shaughnessy, looked into the
future for the benefit of those who
were laying the foundations of the
service that was .to take so large a
part in the up-building of Canada.
In December, 1902, the directors
passed a resolution stating that a
time had come when provision should
be made for officers and permanent
employees who, after long years of
faithful service, had reached on age
when they were unequal to th»
further performance of their duties,
and announcing that a plan of superannuation had been determined upon.
The plan was a generous one.
The Company provided all the money
necessary, and the employees were
not called upon to contribute to it
in any way whatever. In 1903 when
it was first put into effect Cenodian
Pacific employees numbered about
40,000. To-day they approximate
90,000, and every one of them, from
the humblest stenogropher, office
boy, or "track walker" or even the
minor employee at some far-off outpost in China or in Europe, has old-
age sustenance guaranteed so long
as he or she stays with the Company.
Some Statistics
The Company's first contribution
to the pension fund was $250,000
which was supplemented by annual
grants star, »„' at $80,000 which
have, from tune to time, been increased, until for some years past it
has been $500,000 annually. To th*
end of 1922 the Company had contributed a total of $4,715,000 to the
fund while payments on pensions had
amounted to $3,857,802, leaving a
balance to the credit of the fund of
$1,040,103. In 1922 the total payments made amounted to $508,051,
and at October 1st of this year the
total number of the Company's pensioners was 1,182, each of whom
was drawing an average of $35.92
per month. It is of interest to note
that since the pension fund became
operative, 877 pensions have become
inoperative through the death of the
beneficiaries.
Having in view conditions of increased living costs which then prevailed the world over, the Company
in 1919 allowed the pensioners an
additional bonus of twenty-five per
cent, of their regular allowance.
This went into effect on May lot of
that year, and continued until the
end of 1922. In view of the modification of the condition that made
it necessary, that bonus is this year
set ut twenty per cent.
Kept in Canada
By far the greater part of this
money is (if course distributed in
Canada, just us is the cose with the
Company's vast payroll of over
$100,000,000 annually, and thc many
millions it yearly spends on the
purchase of supplies under the policy of distributing as much of its
expenditure as is possible '•-* the
country it exists to serve.
The operation of the fund is simplicity   itself.     Upon   reaching  the
age of 01 every employee who has
joined the stuff before reaching the
age of forty is entitled te» retirement
if the Company so desires and can
claim a pension of one per cent, of
the average  monthly  pay received
for the ten years   preceding retirement for every year in which he has
been In the Company's service. This
is as the system wus first devised
twenty   years   ago,   ond   there  has
been but one amendment to its provisions.    In 1908 it was found that
In some  cases   thc  amount  of the
pension  so calculated   was  insufficient to protect the recipient against
want as was intended, and  it was
provided that from thenceforth the
minimum amount   of   pension paid
would be $20 per month.
Fosters Efficiency
That this system has been a big
factor in fostering the efficiency so
largely   identified   with    Canadian
Pacific operation is undeniable. Mr.
E.   W.   Beatty,. President   of   the
Company, speaks of it not only as
a prime necessity in these days of
sociological progress, and as an Inherent right of those who give lives
of faithful work to Canadian Pacific
service, but  also   as   one   of   tha
things that has helped to bring into
existence the high standard of cooperation  that   exists   between   all
branches of the Company's service.
"It is helping to make contented em-
ployees," says Mr. Beatty, "and that
is the first requisite of faithful, affluent Mrrict." PAGE EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1923.
Seasonable Gifts At Sutherland's
Dry Goods Store
Our selection of llolls, dressed,
ready to be given us gifts, is very
complete, nnd wc invite your inspec-1
tion, as we think we can save you
money on ilolls, having imported these
direct at the rigiit price. See our
dolls ut »0e. $1.50, $8.50, $1.75
und our Special Doll, large size $4,115
Children's Cashmere nnd Silk
Dresses, for little tots from 1 year to
5 years. We have imported o nice
line of Cashmere Dresses for little
girls, nicely gathered ut waist, embroidered front, nnd u deep hem, made
of line quality Cashmere.     Price $-.511
Baby's Fine Silk Dress, witli three
rows of deep tucks, stitched round
neck and sleeves. This is u really
smart  little dress.      Price     $8.95
Sweaters i'or Little Girls "Little
Jem," made of a line wool, pullover,
blue body, with white collar and cuffs.
Just like hand made. Price $-.50
and      $2.,.)
Girls' Handkerchiefs, In fancy boxes
both In plain white'and in colored material; a good selection from, the
box   5llf.
llirls' Art Silk Hose, in Pink ami
White, sizes up to ~\i from 5; a very
useful gilt. Prices, per pair from
85c. to   $••»•>
Ladies' Camisoles, made from Pink
as well as White Wash Satin, will give
good wear, as well as u very attractive garment, in Camisoles, we have a
very choice selection, from $1,511 to
$8.95 each. Any one of them would
be acceptable ns a Christmas (lift.
Ladies' Umbrellas, witli smart
handles and good silk coverings; a
very useful present. Trices according to quality,  from $3.50  to  $10.5(1
Ladies' Handkerchiefs. We have
no hesitation in telling you that we
think we have such a choice assortment thai we can meet your requirements. Heal Linen Irish make.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, two special
lilies, first we have a good quality
linen at $2,011 per dozen; then we have
another make of very Tine sheer linen,
Priced at $3.00 per dozen.
Ladles' Handkerchiefs, in boxen.
Our array of these ure so great that
we have given over one complete
counter to show our beautiful assortment of such acceptable gifts, boxes
from 05c. each to $1.75 per box, as
well as a goodly assortment of single
handkerchiefs.
Ladies 'Hose; one of the most useful gifts which can be given. A box
of Venus Silk Hose wilh 3 pairs at
$2.00 per pair is such u gift that most
Indies would appreciate.
Ladies' Silk Hose, Venus make, in
Black only; a special line at per
pair   $-•'"'"
Our Special Silk Hose, In Blacic
only, made of a very heavy quality of
silk and will give real pleasure and
satisfaction. The price of them is
$1.25 per pair anil they are value tor
the money.
Ladies' Gauntlet Gloves, in tan and
grey, beautifully embroidered. Price
$2.95 per pair. These arc a change
from the kid gloves and make a good
gift
Ladies' Luce Collars. Quite a
good selection to choose from, in
cream, white and KOld, from $1.50 to
$3,511. Bach and every one a suitable
gift.
Table Centres nnd Runners, as well
as  Embroidered   Pillow  Cases,  make
desirable presents and such as mint
house wives would appreciate.      See
our selection of these goods.
Ladies' Dressing Gowns, made of a
heavy quality guods, in various colors,
itill sizes, short sleeves; a real warm
cosy wrap. Give the lady one of these
useful gifts.     Price   $7.95
Ladies Blouses make dependable
Christmas present, nnd we will bu
glad lo show you our stock of such
suitable goods. Prices, each from $11,115
ileal Elder Down Comforters. We
think that our selection would meei
your approval, as we con show you
some real good comforters from iM3,.'»H
,o our very best Satin Comforter ot
-:L'.iiii which is something exquisite
tor u real gift.
A good rug will meet the requirements of I lie good lady of the house
and will mid to the pleasure of home
as well.     See our line at$5.95 lo $8.7o
For I'brislinus as well as the cold
days, think in terms of a good pair ot
Ileal Scotch blankets, and then you
have what will be a remembrance for
many years.
We have some Heal Irish Table
Cloths, in a very fair quality of linen,
sizes 711x1)1) und the prices ure $9,75
and $10.75 eaeh.
.Men's Ties, in profusion are here
on display, nud we think we cun suit
your taste in good ties; ties which
most men would appreciate. Prices
from 75c. up to   $2.9,',
.Men's Kid Gloves, as well as Mocha
Gloves, lined and unlined, a good as-,
sorlnient of I'lie wonted sizes and
qualities, from $1.95 to $3.25 per pair.
.• Men's Very Heavy Sweaters, witli a
heavy collar, made by one of the best
houses in Vancouver, in tlle wanted
sizes at, eaeh   $9.75
Men's Collar Cases, in Drown uud
Grey Suede.     Price, each $2.25
.Men's Silk Scurfs, in n varjety of
colorings,  from  $3.50  to  $5.50 each.
Men's Braces, Arm Uunds and Garters, in combination boxes, each $1,75
.Men's Shirts, in real good quality,
for those who want an extra nice
shirt, wo have some, very new natty
shirts, from $2.50 to $11.50 and every
one of them is extra good value for
the money usked.
Hoys' Tan Kid Cowboy-style Gloves,
just the glove thut most boys wou.d
love to have, and we have a good assortment of tiie wanteld sizes at 95c.
per pair.
Footballs for the boys; our lines
ut $1.75, $2.25 and $2.50 and our very
iiest regular hall, all hund made $0.50
Don't forget tiie boys.
Boys' Muckiunws are useful ond
will lie very acceptable to tbe boy who
loves to play in the open oir, a good
garment nt, each  $5.95
Boys' Suits, in several lines of
everyday strong hnrdwenring cloth,
at reasonable prices.
Boy's Combination Suits are a gift
to be desired and o useful one as well
We curry a special line of Tiger
Brand Garments which we will guar-
nntec to give you value for your
money.
Boy's Ties und Handkerchiefs and
Hosiery are here us well. In u choice
assortment of the vurlous lines.
We hnve n goodly assortment of
goods on display throughout the store
which wc are sure will help you to decide on your particular gift. We invite you to give us the opportunity to
show you some of our goods, and to
help you to make n selection.
ONLY EIGHT MORE DAYS to do
your Christmas Shopping. Come
early. Service Is what wc aim to
give. Put us to the test. Phone 134.
GUT IT ST
SUTHERLAND'S
— Additional Courtonay News —
Mr. nnd Mrs. Boutley, of Medicine
Hat, have taken up their residence
here. Mr. Bentley has accepted a
position on tho stall of Corfield Garage.
PRESENTATION TO
MR. CHARLES RIVE
Mr. Chas. Hive, who is leaving the
district in the near fuluie was a guest
of honor- at a social given by the
C.G.I.T. Club on Tuesday evening,
when'a pleasant time was spent in the
basement of the Presbyterian Church.
On behalf of the choir the Hev. Mr.
Beattle presented .Mr. Hive with un
Eversharp pencil in recognition ot his
services rendered during a member
of tlle orchestra during his slay in
Courtenay. The guests Included;
Hev. .Mr. and Mrs. Beatty, Mr. ami
Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs.
McPheen, Mrs. Carrol and the Misses
Carrol, Isabel Henderson, W. Farley.
M. Illshct. M. Plgot, Margaret Sutherland, Jessie and Marion Mnsl'lierson,
Lizzie nnd Dorothy Morson, Bessie
Jolly, Margaret Duncan, Agnes and
Kitty Williams. Beatrice Catchpole,
Marjorie Fletcher, Cecil Lelghton,
Mary Bardoasonl, Flora Beaton, Isabel
MorncrTDff, Muriel McPheo and Mcbsi's
Chas.  Illvo, Jim  Mitchell, Sam  Wat-
Local Briefs
.Mr. Cyril Mlchell, who Is a studeut
in the Victoria Normal School, motored to Cumberland Saturday night on.
a short visit to his father and sisters,
and returned on Sunday.
A certain  party when asked  wliut
he was taking for his cough replied:
"Oh, 1 don't bother taking any medicine, Just let it go owoy itself."     Tliat
time however it did not go away Itself
but took him with it.     Thousands hit'
the same trail for the same reason.!
Never   neglect   your  cough.   "Flax-o-
lene" 4s cheaper than o coflln.
*    •   •
Sir. and Mrs. W. Hudson nnd Miss
B. Grant went to Nanaimo last Satin- \
day  to attend  the  wedding of  Miss
Rnchel Cunliffe. I
Ask    for "Flox-o-lene"
Drug Store.
at    Long's
Miss  Madge  Fouracre of the local
Telephone Exchange, has been trans,- j
ferrcd to Victoria, where her family i
reside.
■   *   *
Miss Bessie Stewart, who has been
training In the Vancouver General
Hospital for the last three years, arrived iu Cumberland Thursdny night
on a visit to ber parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I). Stewart.
A strong half back
COLD—COUGH—CONSUMPTION
It   takes   "Flax-o-lene"  to  bust  that
combination.
*    *   *
Mr. J. P. Hicks, brother of Mr.
Gideon Hicks, the noted baritone, arrived In Cumberland Thursday lo attend the Choral Society's Concert and
returned to Victoria Friday morning.
» -*   *
Have you made up your mind what
you nre going to give your friends
this Christmas? Let me suggest a
few useful gifts—Embroidered pillow
cases and fancy work of many descriptions, dainty handkerchiefs, camisoles,
night gowns, fancy boxes of writing
paperboys, etc. For satisfaction
and reasonable prices call at Mrs. L.
Francescini.
(AHI) OF THANKS
The widow and family of the lute
Norman Searle extend to all friends
their heartfelt gratitude for sympathy
shown in their bereavement; nlso [or
the many floral tributes received
Special thanks are extended to Dr.
E. R. Hicks, the Matron and Nursing
Staff of the Cumberland General Hospital for their kind attention during
the illness of our loved one.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Benjamin
Evans desire to thank all friends for
their kind expressions of sympathy,
for floral tributes received; also to
those friends who so kindly loaned
their cars. Sincere thanks are also
due to the Doctors, Matron antfeNurs-
ing Staff of the Cumberland General
Hospital for kind attention during
Mr. Evans' illness.
Good Things for Christmas
WE HAVE A SPLENDID RANGE OF SEASONABLE GOODS, A RICH'VARIETY OF
QUALITY ITEMS THAT WIIL MAKE THE TASK OF CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS
AN EASY MATTER.     MAKE YOUR SELECTION FROM THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
CAKE
Rich Cakes, Plain, Cherry, Sultana,
by the pound, or whole, made by firms of
national reputation. The highest qual
ity ingredients are in these cakes.
MINCEMEAT
No longer necessary to make Mincemeat when such good ready-to-use as this
is available.
TOBACCO
Wc carry a full line of Tobaccos,
Cigars and Cigarettes, in all sizes. They
make a practical gift for men.
PUDDING
Puddings which ejjual your own skill.
Try them and see; made from the best
materials.
BON CANDIES
Look over our fine assortment of well-
known, quality Candies. Make dainty
practical gifts.
DRINKS
Grape Juice, Loganberry, Raspberry,
Lime Juice, and Lime Juice Cordial,
Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Hop Ale and
Shandy.
Something to drink the wish with.
I Fruits
Bananas, Oranges, Lemons, Grape Fruit, Grapes, Apples, Jap Oranges, Pears.
—Table Raisins—Nuts—Layer Figs—Glace Cherries—Crystalized Cherries—
—Preserved Ginger—
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
SERVICE QUALITY
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
WITH THE CHURCHES
HOLY  TKIMTY  ANGLICAN
Sunday; December 111, 1923.
Sunday School 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 7.30 p.m.
—Rev. W. Leversedge.
MANUFACTURED TIMBER
WATER-BORNE   SHIPMENTS
SHOW 78 P. C. INCREASE
flJUCE .METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday, December 10. 1923
Hon. T. 1). Pattullo, • minister of
lands, shows tbat the water-borne
shipments of manufactured timber In
British Columbia for the first nine
mouths of the year amounted to
348,000.000 hoard feet, as against
1115.1100,000 feet for the Bame period
hist year, or a gain ot 78 per cent.
FOR SALE
JERSEY COW--FRESH WITH SEC-
ond calf; gentle and easy to milk;
also young pigB and gilts. My pigs
mature In half the time and cost
less to teed than any other breed.
My customers can prove It. II.
Waddell, R. R. 1 . Dili
FOR SALE, CHEAP—EDISON GRAM-
ophone and 75 records. In use 8
months. Apply P. O. Box* 247,
Cumberland.
Morning Service 11 a.m.   Subject-
The Theory ond Practice of Re-  piaiEISISIfflEIElBJBMSIBIEIEI^^
ligion."     Story Sermon for Children.
Sabbath School 11:45 a.m.
Evening Service 7 p.m.—Subject—
"Your Outstanding World Problems
and Their Solution." IU
Everybody  welcome.
-Rev. J. R. liutlcr. Pastor.
CORPORATION   OF  THE   CITY  OF
CUMBERLAND
Notice is hereby given thnt the
books of the Corporation of the City
of Cumberland will be closed for
amlii as fioin the lath December
Inst, Tradesmen and others having
accounts nguinsi the City ure request-1
ed to forward same to me not later |
than  thai  dale.
ALBERT .1.  MERRY,    \
City Clerk.
Courtenay
Billiard
Parlor
Billiard and Pool Tables
McPHEE BLOCK (Downstairs)
COOL  — LIGHT — CLEAN
COME IN—
LOOK AROUND
BE SOCIABLE
The  Gift Shop
Let us help you in selecting your
Xmas Gifts
FOR LADIES
French Ivory Toilet Sets,   Vanity Bags,   Perfumes,
Chocolates, Kodaks and Victor Records.
FOR GENTLEMEN
Cigar and Cigarette Holders, Tobacco Pouches, Pipes,
Ash Trays, Cigars, Shaving Brushes Razors,
Kodaks, Etc.
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL-KODAK STORE
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
SIBIBHEJSIE
GOOSE   SHOOT
 AT 10 A.M.	
son. 0, Wntkins, F. Wormald, Robt.
Sutherland, Robt Hurry. W. G.
StubbB, .1. w. Young, R. King, Lawrence Moncrieff, Sidney Williams, F.
lorson, Herbert und Stanley Vcn-
uhles. .lack Piercy. Walter SUIT. Stuart
Smith and Herbert Smith.
Dec. 23rd and 25th (Xmas Day)
BEHIND NO. G PERSEVERANCE TRAIL
3Q GEESE TO BE SHOT OFF QQ
A. Ibbbotson
ifBMSISISIHFMf
The Craig Piano
"An Instrument You'll
Be Proud To Own."
Here is an instrument, low in price, yet possessed
of all the qualities of a piano of the highest grade.
Its smooth, sensitive touch, the rich brilliant singing tone, the exquisite cabinet work, each in their way
delight the most critical tastes.
The cabinets are executed in rich Mahogany,
Walnut and Fumed Oak finishes, and the new models,
embracing as they do, every latest feature of workmanship and finish, are striking examples of Craig
worth.
We sell the Craig Piano on the most liberal terms,
and will be delightetd to demonstrate it to you at your
convenience.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
LIMITED
"Nanaimo's Music House"
22 COMMERCIAL STREET
NANAIMO, B.C.
J. WESTOVER,     MARYPORT AVENUE
District Representative
JBIEJHElBiaiaiSJS

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