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The Cumberland Islander Feb 14, 1930

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At the Ilo-Ilo
all next Week
Bowling Green
Bylaws And Fees
Are Decided On
Smoker At Band Hall Largely
Attended;    Short Meeting
Decides Bowling Green
A very successful smoking concert j
held at the Band Hall on Saturday i
last for members of the Cumberland |
Literary and Athletic Association was j
yery largely attended. The early part
of the evening was devoted to community singing with Ed. Morris at thc
piano- Smokes and tobacco and clay
pipes were handed out to all present,
refreshments, both liquid and solid
alto being distributed.
A halt was called by the president
of the club, A. J. Taylor, to discuss
the proposed bylaws covering the
bowling green, a unit of the Athletic
club. Very little discussion followed
the reading of the bylaws and thc fees
itts proponed to charge, and on being
put to a vote passed unanimously. It
was revealed tn the course of the reading of the bylaws that members of the
Athletic Club will be required to pay
WOO per year and for non-members
the fee will be $8.00 per year, with 25c.
per month towards the social fund.
A special arrangement can be made
by the members of the Athletic club |
with the Board of Management, I
whereby bowls can be purchased on
payment of $2.00 down and $2.00 per |
month. Any member requiring to
purchege bowls through the club is
requested to hand in his name to the
secretary, not later than the end of
Tebauary, so that the orders can be
sent away and the bowls be back in
Cumberland ready for the opening of
the green, which it is expected will
be about June.
Following the short business meeting, the smoker was proceeded with,
terminating about 11:30.
Contributing to a varied programme
were Messrs. J. Hannay. G. J. Richardson, "Buck" and H. Gibson, Ed.
Morris, Dave Richards, Keeling, Tt.
McGrath, J. Malbon, M. Stewart and
B. Bennie, H. Jackson, A. Pilling J.
High. An orchestra composed of
Messrs. H. Ellis, S. L. Robortson.
Thomson and A. Pilling rendered some
very excellent numbers.
The many friends of Mr. C. H.
Tarbell will be glad to know he is
a little better than was the case a
few days ago when his condition gave
rise to groat anxiety amongst his
many friends in Cumberland. Ml*.
Tarbell is still a very sick man but
his friends are hoping that a decided
change for the better will soon be
apparent. Last week end Mrs. J.
Bryden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. II. Tarbell arrived from Victoria
to be with her parents for a time.
Just before noon on Saturday last
word reached Cumberland that the
search for Jock Ramsay had ended,
his lifeless body being found hanging
In a thicket, on one of th« Old Gwilt
Company's logging tracts. The search
on Saturday last was conducted by
100 volunteers nnd about 10.30 W.
McLellan, Jr., Fred Simiiter and
Hutton accidently found Ramsay in
a thicket after having flushed some
grouse. The dead man had walked
considerable distance before deciding on the course ht took and had
gone to some paint to cover up hit
tracks. During the week Ramsay-
was missing Mr. W. Hutton, brother-
in-law had gone to considerable
trouble trying to locate him and as
the mines were not working on Saturday, the police issued a call for
volunteers with the result that upwards of one hundred turned up to
assist in the search.
The funeral took place on Monday
last with the Rev. J. R. Hewitt officiating, interment taking place in
the Cumberland Cemetery. The deceased who hnd just turned his 56th
birthday was borne to his rest by
Messrs A. Maxwell, J. Gibbs, John
Horbury, J. Brown, Joe Taylor and
J. Thompson (Courtenay).
Mr. J. Newrick is a patient in the
Cumberland General Hospital, and
two companions with him at the time
all employees of the E. & N. Railway
were injured, art a consequence of
the track motor car they were using
coming into collision with an atito-
mobile at a grade crossing on Thursday nt Deep Bay.
Mr. Newrick, the injured man,
whose condition was such as to entail his detention for trentment, was
traveling with Mr. J. Anderson, the!
roadmaster, nnd Mr. II. Deighton,|
the section foreman, when the car
of Mr, Smith, of Bowser, hit them
at the level crossing. All were j
thrown from the track car, and sus- j
tained bruises and cuts. Two men
who were passing with a car drove I
the injured men to Cumberland for [
treatment. Messrs. Anderson and I
Deighton were not detained at the
Mr. Newrick has made good pro-,
gress towards recovery during the j
week and it is expected he will he]
discharged from tht local hospital!
wHMa *« im* «tw •«■*.
Local Cricketers
At Annual Meeting
Prospects   Bright   for   Good   Snanon;
F. V. Hall Chosen as Captain;
J.  Idirni,  Vlce-Capt.
At the annual general meeting of
the Cumberland Cricket Club held in
the Anglican Hall on Tuesday night,
F. V. Hull, a Courtenay resident, who
last year played with Cumberland
was the unanimous choice as captain
of the team with Joe Idiens, vice-
captain. Doth Hall and Idiens have
hod many years experience in cricket
and their ability as first class cricketers will be a groat asset to the local club during the coming season.
The financhil statement presented
liy tbe secretary showed that the club
had a deltieit on the year's working
of $71.00. More than half of this
deficit was caused by the entertainment of the visitors, chiefly the cricketers from H.M.S, Colombo and for
the installing of a concrete practice
pitch. As there will be no practice
pitch to be made this year and with
che equipment of tbe club in fair
shape, the expenses should not be
quite as heavy as last year, although
it is expected that at least two more
bats will have to bo purchased. In
order tr> meet the deficit, it was proposed that a drawing for 30 gallons
of gasoline be conducted, the money
thus derived to be used solely for the
paying of outstanding debts. The
drawing will be held at the first
dance to be held at Uie Imperial
Pavilion, Royston, in April.
The secretary of tho club, presented his report and in doing so, paid
tribute to the very great help he had
received from the various committees
and to several gentlemen of the town
for the kind use of cars. Special
tribute was paid to Mr. Joe Idiens
for his generosity in donating to the
club a practice net. • The secretary
also informed the meeting that it had
been his intention to resign his position this year, but as the club showed a deficit on the past year's activities, and if the meeting wished it,
he would be willing to act as secretary for another year.
The election of officers resulted in
Lt.-Col. Charles W. Villiers being
once more the unanimous choice for
honorary president, with Mr. Thomas
Graham and Dr. G. K. MacNaughton
honorary vice-presidents.
The president will be George E.
Apps and the vice-president J. C.
Brown, secretary-treasurer, J. Vernon-Jones and the executive committee: J. Idiens (chairman), S. Gough,
P, V. Hall, A. J. Taylor and T. Carney.
Captain of the team will be F. V.
Hall and vice-captain , J. Idiens.
Grounds committee: S. Gough the
chairman, J. L. Brown, J. Vaughan,
J. Vernon-Jones, L. H. Finch and W.
Whyte, and the equipment will be
once more in the capable hands of
C. V. Dando.
The selection committee will consist of the captain, the vice-captain
and J. L. Brown, and a new committee formed to he known as the re-
fresment cominiUee will consist of
S, Gough, .1. L. Blown and the secretary-
Under the heading of new business
the sicretary was instructed to draw
up a constitution and present to the
members at the next meeting.
The dues will be the same as Inst
year, namely, 51.00 for initiation
and $8,00 membership fees, and anyone desirous of joining the club are
asked to get in touch with the secretary or any of the members.
Lender;, in world finance are today
drawing public attention to the fact
that drop ln market prices of stocks
does not affect the basic values of the
industries they represent. According
to students of the situation, these
statements have a direct application
to the mining and oil industries of
Western Cannda.
Preliminary reports of the provincial
Department of Mines indicates a healthy situation in mining activities in
British Columbia, Thc past three
years have been characterised by intensive exploration and development.
British Columbia mines now pay out
$30,000,000 annually in wages.
The Vancouver Stock Exchange,
through its members, has been nn important influence in diverting worldwide attention to Western Canadian
natural resources. Intensive development has followed which has assisted
gtasraJ  prospwitf.
Local Lawyer Is
Bereaved Through
Death Of Father
TO B.C. IN  1858;  WAS
Judge Eli Hudson, well-known re-'
tired judge and father of P. P Harrison, barrister, of Courtenay, died on
Friday at Victoria. Hc succumbed to
an attack of pneumonia. Jud;;c Har-
rison's father came to America from
England in 1850, and while tbe fam-
Ily was in Missouri the Judge was born
In 1852. In 1853 the family crossed j
{the plains and mountains to Califor- i
; nia.
I His father came to British Columbia
■ in 1858 and became prominent among j
i Masons, having been Grand Master in
11878 and in other years. As Grand
I Master he laid the corner stone of the
Masonic Temple in Victoria in 1878
and in the same year dedicated it.
Judge Harrison accompanied his father to British Columbia and was educated in Victoria at the well known
old private academy, the Collegiate
School. He studied law tn British Columbia and for a while in San Francisco. He was called to the bar in
1874 and this would have been his
fifty-fifth year at the Bar of British
In 1875 he was Acting Registrar of
Titles; Law Clerk to the Legislature,
1876 and 1878; solicitor in the Attorney-Generals office ln 1878, and in
1883 was elected Bencher of the Law
Society of British Columbia. In 1884
he was appointed Stipendiary Magistrate for the province and in the same
year County Court Judge for Cariboo
and Lillooet. He was transferred to
Nanaimo in 1889, nnd was appointed
local Judge of thc Supreme Court,
with full powers in that jurisdiction.
During the twenty-five years he held
office as judge lie was appointed to
numerous commissions, such as the
one to inquire into the management
of the Are and water department of
New Westminster nfter the great Are
of 18D8, and as commissioner to inquire into the grievances of the settlers within the tract of lands granted
to the E. & N. Railway. He was mined n3 a judge of Assises on several occasions.
An Able Jud^c
Judge Harrison was known as a fair-
minded, painstaking and able judge,
some of his cases being in the law reports of those days, and his opinion
quoted in Kain's "Review of the Grand
Jury Questions."
Judge Harrison was often requested
to aid in the revisions of the laws of
the province, one of a very large collection of very interesting old-time official correspondence from the then
Attorney-General, dated January 25.
196, stating:
"You will observe reference to your
name in the report Itself as having
contributed valuable assistance in
drafting several Acts. You will perceive your work in its entirety in the
Interpretation Act, Affidavits, Agents,
Agriculture, Alien, Apprentices, Arbitration, Creditors' Trust Deeds and the
Acts relating to Associations; these are
printed just as you supplied them . . .
The remaining statutes drawn by you
were the Bills of S.ile Act, Bond, Cattle Farming. Cattle Ranges and Sheriffs' Acts."
He was a member of the Church of
England, and in 1901 attended as a
special lay delegate to represent the
church nt the general convention In
San Francisco.
Leading Mason
Judge Harrison wns, like his father.
a prominent member of the Masonic
craft and had reached the thirty-scc-
printed just as you suplied them . . .
compiled nnd annotated the first
Masonic Code of British Columbia.
At the time of bis death he was still
Grnnd Representative of the Granch
Lodge of England, having held that
office since his appointment on July
29. 1880.
Judge Harrison is survived by his
widow nnd six children, Mrs. J. Col-
born Coote, of Vancouver; Mrs, Forsythe. of Seattle; C. L. Harrison, city
prosecutor of Victoria; P, P. Harrison,
barrister, of Courtenay, V. B. Harrison, barrister, of Nanaimo, and H. R.
Harrison, a California attorney.
Preparations for the honoring ofj
the birth-date of St. David, patron:
saint of Wales, by tlie Cumberland!
and district Welsh Society are going
on apace and this annual event, look-1
ed forward to by all the public of
the district, promises this year to i
eclipse all previous celebrations. The j
same scehdule will be adhered to}
with the holding of a concert, banquet and dance. For the concert, I
special artists have been engaged so
that the public may be assured of a
special  treat.
Thomas Graham's
Name to be Placed
Before Convention
The local review of the Women's
Penefit Association at its regular
meeting on Thursday evening initiated three new members. A jolly bo-
■iul time followed the business when
the members of the guard team entertained at a delightful supper. Mrs.
Turner gave much pleasure to thu
■ompany by cup reading and several
Tames were played, Mrs. Kate Weir
and Mrs. Covert winning pretty valentine favors. A piece of lingerie
raffled by Mrs, W. Pc-tter was won
by Mrs. D. Morgan with ticket no. 30.
The Courtenay Veterans went on
record at their annual meeting ns
favoring a provision for thc establishment irt due course of a licensed
club,  subject to the granting of a
i license   by   the   Provincial   Govern-
I ment.
There wns a large attendance nt
the meeting and the financial stand-
I ing of the branch reported as sound.
j All   the   old   officers   resigned   after
[ several years' work and were heartily thanked by the meeting for their
efforts. G. R. Bates will be the new-
president and R. S, Baker the vice-
president. The appointing of a secretary was left in abeyance until a
i lattr datt.
School Taxation to
Be Looked Into
The regular meeting of tiie City
Council held on Monday was presided
over by His Worship Mayor Maxwell
with   all   aldermen   present.
Minutes of previous meeting were
adopted as read when tho city clerk
;*ead communications from the Can-
idian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, Mr. T. H. Carey and the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Depa.tment.
The Colliery Company wrote drawing the attention of the Council to
the fact that the surface water from I
First Street was draining onto the [
Colliery Company's track at Xo. 0 i
and washing away tho baliast. The)
chairman of the board of works was
instructed to have this matter attended to at the earliest possible moment.
Mr. Carey as agent for Mr. H.
Mounce wrote asking for permission
to divide the lot next to the Mounce
residence This permission the council granted.
The secretary of tree Cumberland
Volunteer Fire Department wrote
drawing the attention of the council
to the low water pressure prevalent
during the cold spell and asking that
some thing be done in the matter, so j
that a pressure suitable for lirenj
lighting purposes could be maintained at all times. Both the Mayor and
Alderman Parnham spoke on this
matter and Aid. Ledingham, as chairman of the fire wardens read a report
he had received from tbe fire depart
ment, giving the actual water pres- i
3Ure, taken at the hydrants over a j
period of nearly one month.
The Mayor advised that the water j
pressure question be taken up with i
the present owners of the waterworks, but Aid. Bannerman thought
it might be a good plan to approach
the local manager first. He was informed that a communication hud
been received from tbe Waterworks
Company stating that the head office
was now in Victoria and that all |
communication for the Waterworks J
be addressed to thc head office. Aid. i
Parnham suggested that the engineer
of the Company be asked to come up
from Victoria, meet the council und
go into the water question thoroughly. It was finally decided to write
:he head office, notifying the Company of the situation and asking for
a conference with the propi r authorities.
In view of thc tad that no further
developments had taken place in respect to the light question, tin* Mayoi
stated that all committees would carry on as usual for the time being at
least. Hc gave a report of the last
meeting of the Arbitration Board
held in Vancouver at which be was
present iu the interests of the City
and stated that final word from the
Board was expected in Cumberland
on Monday, February 17th,
Insurance on the tin' truck was ordered to be renewed and City Clerk
Cope Instructed to " i Ito to Dr, G.
K, MacNaughton, M.L.A, for the district with reference to the timber at
the City Park. Lake Cumberland.
Reports of committees were received and progress and satisfactory
conditions in nil departments noted,
Aid Parnham reported that Dr,
MacNaughton, M.L.A-, had been interviewed with reference to tho
school taxes ns i! affected outside
districts, which the council bad taken!
up at a previous meeting. His Worship in speaking of the mailer Bald
he did not think thai tho present 18 I
mills was sufficient to meet the ex-j
Speaking for tbe Hoard of Trade
Alderman Mumford asked if any
word had been received by the city
with reference to the limber left i
standing at the city park area. Lake i
Cumberland, and was informed that!
so far the city had received no word \
from th* government in th* matter. |
Mr. Thomas Graham, consulting
engineer for the Canadian Collier!)
(Dunsmuir), Limited has finally consented to allow his name to go before
the nominating committee nt the
Conservative convention of the Comox-Alberni riding to be held in the
month of March, when it is expected
a candidate will be chosen to represent this constituency in the forthcoming federal campaign.
Should Mr. Graham receive the
honor at the convention he will undoubtedly have a strong following
as he is one of the most popular men
on Vancouver Island. He has been
approached many times and asked
to run as Conservative candidate in j
both the provincial and federal fights.:
but has always refused. On the present occasion he was approached by
a very strong and representative del-,
egation and after much consideration '
will allow his name to go before the
There is absolutely no doubt of the
popularity and ability of Mr. Graham
and should he receive the nomination, the Conservative party will have
a atandard bearer worthy of the sup-1
port and confidence of every voter
in the riding. During his lone: residence on Vancouver Island he has
taken a keen interest in it" i: dus-
trlal expansion and the knowled fe
gained will, undoubtedly, stand him,
in good stead should he be the ehos-|
en of tl;e Conservative party at tin
convention   next   month.
1 he Parksville Baminton players
uiil 1«- at tbe Imperial Pavilion on
Saturday when eight players of the
■ ! '■■ lal club will be their opponents.
Tin Parksville players making the
journey include Messrs. Molliett,
Thwaites, Bourke, Locke and thc
Misses Park, Feary and Lyons and
Mrs. Forbes. The Imperialites will
be Mes rs, Ash, T. R. s. Graham,
M. Graham and G. Wilson and the
Misses C. Carey, C. McKinnon, Gwen
Fairbairn an     Mrs. Fairbairn.
The boys of the Trail Rangers and
explorers of Cumberland United
Church were on Monday evening at
(>:'t0, hosts at a father and son b i
quet at the Church hall, Each member's guest was his father or an adult
male friend, and dads and lads to]
the number of about 130 were seated alternately at the tables, which,
beautifully decorated, were laden
with a Bumptuous supper prep n*ed
by the ladies of the congregation.
Rev. J. R. Hewitt asked the ble u-
ing. After full justice had been
done to the good things provided,
rousing community singing, from
song sheets passed round, and led by
Mr. Frank Fiddler, put all present
into good humor.
Bryson Parnham, president of the
Club, was master of ceremonies and
first proposed a toast to "The '■'
responded to by all rising an '        .
"O   Canada"   and   "God   Save   the
King".   John Bannerman in propoi
ing the toast to "Our Guest "   ■  '
comer all and called on Thos.  Gra
ham   to   reply   for   the   "d -'
and grand-dads" and Mr.        i
the Japanese group.    Mr. G
reply stressed the fact that the dad.
and   grand-dads"   are    really   only
grown-up  lads  and   urged   thi in   I
make  themselves   Interested   io   the
work <'f the young pen He,
Mr. Aoki spoke of the work oi
the boys in bis charge. Both -j^r.;-" ■
thanked the hosts for the Invil itlon
extended them. Robt. Strachan nexl
entertained wtih some very humo ■
on;; anecdotes anil clover \ -*r. i oi
tbe popular comic i trips which made
a decided hit with the bo; (ai tl al .
'he- grown-up boys), His -
'■Cms- Word Puzzles" wa -
good. Sam Jones at this iui tun
■ nng a delightful s'>h>.
Mr. Frank Fiddler, lb,    pi il ■
the evening, wa- then enl   i
and in a very Instructive nnd i   ti
taining manner trs ied  ".
of the work    Among boyB a to    thc
Dominion of Cannd i from
beginning  until  todi y  33 I   '" >ys
are numberod in the vn
Thi.- work is carried o
leer leaders, young and nil, from all
walks of life, who an-  h
to adjust themselves to mo i
ing.    He  warned  the  <i. '
"impressions"   they   made   on   the J
youth cf today, urging thi I th'
nf the best,    lie al o ti iched    n
Hoys'   Parliaments  which   or 11
nually at Victoria.
Rev. -I. R. Hewitt in moving a vote
of thank;i to tho speaker expre i
the hope that in the very near future
Cumberland boys would bo numbered among the members of thi i
laments, Three hearty cheers nnd n
tiger were given by thc boys Cor Mr.
Fiddler also to the ladies who made
tbe banquet   the success  it   WOS.  Tb.'
singing <»f "O Canada" broughl thc
evening to a close,
Union Bay And
Vets. In Fight
For Top Position
The Cumberland and district crib-
bage league is drawing near to its
close, tlie last games being scheduled
for March 19th. At the present time
Union Bay and the Veterans ol' Cumberland are fighting it out at the
head uf the talde with thc Vets, one
point behind Union Bay but with a
match in hand. On Wednesday last
the Union Bay boys visited Cumberland and trounced the Athletics by
"■ • ■<• "f 21 points to  16, whilst
thc Veterans accounted for the Non-
descripts by the same score. The
games were very enjoyable and many
good natural jokes pulled off on one
•mother during the course of the
play. Sam. (lough, however, captain
of tiie Vets, says it was a put up job
this joking business as one or two
of tlio shipping boys scouts were noticed in Cumberland during thc week
and it is surmised that "arrangements were made then for someone
to put the Vets off their game." Th*
Veterans, however, would not be put
oil', they are out to win that Maynard
I ophy and have got real money to
back up their convictions. They are
" n laying any odds. The betting
being even money the Vets nose out
Union Hay.
There were no nother games in
the league played this week, thc
standing of the teams being as fol-
lows, right up to date:
P   W   L    D Pts.
Union Bay  ........ 0    7    2    II    14
\ eterans   s    fi    I    i    i:t
Athletics   8    .'i    -1     1       7
Comox        s    .'I    -I    l      7
City      ii    i    f,    :i     5
Nondescripts  ... S    2    ii   0     4
Local Missionary
Passed To His Rest
Mr.  U. Oyama,  Mcthodiit  Minionary
for   M.iny   Year*   Mourned   by
Many    Renidents
.Mr. I'. Oyama, who has been doing   missionary   work   amongst   thc
Japanese   residents   in   Cumberland
for the past ten years, died on Wednesday  morning  in  the  Cumberland
General  Hospital after an  illness of
ur weeks' duration.    The deceased
an waa very well known and
highy respected throughout the dis-
i I and bis death came as a shock
to many.
P ' vi iua to coming to Cumberland
Mr,   Oyama   worked   as   layman   in
Methodist Church missionary in Stov-
,i.i,   Vancouver and   Victoria for
len  year:,  ihe past  ten  years  being
li ■  ti d   io   work   here   under   the
idl t   Church  and   the  Cumber-
land     United     Church     missionary
■i.i me,
The   font ial  service  will   Ik*  held
on Friday afternoon at ■! o'clock in
thc Cumberland United Church with
thi    Rev.  J.   It.   Hewitt   officiating,]
•    m    ■  taking place in the Cum-
,   Cemetery.     The   Rev.   V.
ra,  who  is  in charge of
hi   Japi   esc   missionary   work   for
er island, with headquarters
ni Vi tone will also be in attendance
'ne Rev, .1. I:, Hewitt. Mr.
■ idenl missionary of the
■    ■   !   Church   who   resides  in   Van-
' i.i   U li iocs   over   lo   the
i very week end will also take
I  In the   orvli e,
rd   Numb'i    of   CiK   t'iit.   Killed
t;< vcrnmenl   Agent   Conway  wns
ised    m  .'■' iturday  morning Inst
-    Gardiner,   of   thc   Buttles
! district   walked   into   the  gov-
i (Tli e end claimed  bounty
m   fourtci n   cougars,   the   result  of
i\ weeks' bunting.    The week pro-
Mr,   ('tinway   paid   bounty   on
ight   cougar i brought  In  from the
! .    .;■■ Bay district   It would appear
hi i   Mi.   big cat;- are having a hard
mc  of   it   these   days,   some  oxpen-
i d   hunters  claiming  the  severe
cold of lb'- last  few weeks has been
i  pon Ihle   for   tbe   largo   number
Or. C. K. MacNaughton spenl last
eek end here with his family.
Mr. and Mrs, Hrown and Mr. W.
Hrown were visitors to Nnnaimo over
the week end.
Suggested Removal
Of Provincial Court
House Is Protested
Board Of Trade Adopts Resolution At Meeting On Friday
At a well attended meeting of the
Cumberland Board of Trade held In
the Council Chambers on Friday last
a number of matters of vital interest
to this district were considered, chief
amongst them being the continuation
of the Alberni-Ciunberkiiid Lake road;
thc finishing of the wharf at tbe lake;
condition of road from Camp to No- 1
Japanese town and the retaining tn
Cumberland of the Provincial Government building.
In the matter of the retaining of the
government building here it was pointed out that at tlie present time, no one
can say where the centre of the Comox
district is likely to be in the not too
far distant future and the claim of
Courtenay that the central point for
the district was Courtenay, refuted.
In the matter of public economy, lt
was also urged that the time was not
yet ripe for the spending of a large
sum of money on a new government
building, but rather a small sum set
aside for necessary alterations to the
present building at Cumberland would
be much better. The meeting went on
record as favoring the sending of a
resolution to the local member urging
the retention of the building in Cumberland. Messrs. Lang, Mumford,
Eadie and Carey were appointed a
committee to draw up the resolution
and the same committee was given
power to draw up a resolution ln the
matter of urging the continuation of
the Alberni-Cumberland Lake road.
Mr. A. W. Neill will also be asked
to take up thc matter of the finances
for the completion of the wharf, commenced last year at the lake.
The park area at tlie Lake also
came up for discussion and Mr. T. H.
Mumford asked to bring the matter
to the attention of the City Council,
the members of tbe Board of Trade
present at the meeting declaring that
they would do all In their power to
co-operate with tlie Council in an endeavor to have the park nrea Improved
and ready for use this summer.
Board of Trade signs along the Island Highway will be taken down and
repainted and directions how to reach
tbe famous Lake Cumberland will be
put on tbe boards before they are
erected on thc Highway again.
A general meeting of the board will
be held In the near future when a
dinner will be held and Major Aitken,
chief government geographer, asked to
address the members.
The following resolution was finally adopted with reference to the
provincial government building at
Cumberland and forwarded to the
proper authorities. Many of the
members of the Cumberland Hoard
of Trade feel that the government
building should not be moved from
Cumberland and state that they intend to work in an endeavor to retain for Cumberland a portion of the
government activities in this district,
which has been entirely satisfactory
for a period of forty years.
WHEREAS the present Provincial
Government Building has been situated at Cumberland in the Comox
district for over forty years;
AND WHEREAS it is entirely adequate for the business transacted
therein, fully meeting with the requirements of thc district;
AND WHEREAS the whole district
Including the City of Courtenay
and Campbell River Is now connected by the British Columbia
Telephone system;
ANT) WHEREAS '.'.V, of the business done through the Provincial
Offices situated at   Cumberland   ifl
conducted by mail;
AM" WHEREAS the employees
working therein have their homes
in  Cumberland;
AM) WHEREAS the City of Courtenay has the Public Works Department "f tbe Provincial Government as well as the Police Department   Headquarters;
AM) WHEREAS union a mile radius from the centre of tbe City of
Cumberland contains a population
of ov.-r 8,000 ami being llu- largest population eontro in the whole
of the Comox District;
AM) WHEREAS tbe Canadian Collieries Hi) Limited situated at
Cumberland an* the largest tax
payers iu tb'- Comox District, paying in taxes approximately $20,000
to JJ.1"),0(1(1 ami royalties approximately $50,000 making a total of
approximately $75,000;
AM) WII Kill-;AS the whole Comox
district including the Islands and
the northern part of the district
has n first class system of roads j
AND WHEREAS owing to the future
prospective development such as
the erection of a Smelter, paper
mill, and hydro development at
Campbell Itiver and mine development at Lake Cumberland it would
be impossible to select a true cen-
tre of the district;
AM) WHEREAS Cumberland is as
near the centre of the district from
Bowser in the south to Nimpkisb
River in tbe north as any other
town or community in the Comox
District we the Cumberland Hoard
of Trade feel that it would be unfair to remove the offices of the
Provincial Government from this
City which has served the district
without complaint from any quurt-
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FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY   Hth.   1(180
I llG  VjUITIUGriSriu  ISlSriQGr npODAY ia St. Valentine's Da.  and many Cum-
I   berlanders, both old and young, will find mya-1D,,nr Mr. B"*1
terious love messages, and perhaps, a few
sarcastic one?, in the mail addressed lo them.'
TALK about the wonders of radio, gliders, zeps
and subs—why, they're not in it these days.
A recent advertisement announces that California and Arizona are producing grapefruit that are
practically seedless, free from thick, bitter core,
more tang and higher flavor, meat firm though
juicy and tender, easier to peel and separate, and
may be spooned from the shell without the splash
common to ordinary grapefruit,
Imagine eating a grapefruit that will not squirt
in your eye, splotch your new Christmas tie and
snnar all over your shirt-front. If any reader can
get a grapefruit Unit acknowledges California or
Arizona as its birthplace, the editor will appreciate
half of ii for tomorrow's breakfast and will then
be able to make a speech before the Ladies' Aid
without wondering whether his shirt is white or
St. Valentine's Day is steeped in antiquity and
there are many versions as to its origin. According to an old belief, prevalent even before the
time of Chaucer, the mating season of birds began
on St. Valentine's Day, so called in honor of Valentine, who was beheaded by th; Romans on that
date. That apparently accounts for tha appearance of Dan Cupid i nthe affair and that in the
"spring a young man's fancy turns to love."
A valentine is supposed to be some expressive
token containing sentiments of admiration and
affection, sent anonymously on St. Valentine's
Day to persons of the opposite sex.
These (lays, however, in a good many cases, the
valentines sent are very satirical and some people
might even consider them rude. Valentines have
been prepared to cover a very wide field and the
fire ot anger can mount the cheek as well as
the blush, be it either irom flattery or sincerity.
The postman's burden is always Incri ased about
St. Valentine's Day, but he can get a lol of fun
out of reading the verses and scanning the pic-
i tures which appear on the cards which are not
that I should ho umiblo to hear any
or little ot the dialogue. I was, however, agreeably bi rprlsed I can ns-
sure yen, I hi ird every word in tlio
entire pc-rfomrnn i, the singing parts
being excellent.
1   have   eor.u'   I"   the   conclusion
the morning was spent visiting vaii-, a low standard of English is not con-
lous rooms with the Principal. Grades Mined to our Oriental pupils.
Owing to the severity of the
weather, night travel hy stage was
impossible. Hence my absence was
for three days. During tliis time Mr.
C. Horwood carried out thc duties I
hail assigned to him. The school was
under the control of the vice prin-
cipay, Miss Galllvan.
Respectfully submitted,
and 7 gave me samples of their
ttcn work in English and in the
Allow me to congratulate you on lower grades oral work waa observed,
your success in'the'talking* pictures In the a'ternoon I visited several
you arc now showing ia your theatre j classroom i and discussed the work,
in  Cumherland. methods, results, attitude to foreign
I was present at the performance; born etc. vith the teachers and oh-
of "Tho Gold Diggers of Broadway" tained ccpies of the tests given in
on   Saturday  night   last,   expecting the primtry grades.
|     On Tui
mottled. ,
Our cousins to tlie south of us will lie growing important enough to place in a sealed envelope
string beans next with zippers on. I    Long live St. Valentine's Day.
The Past Week At The Capital
(From Our Own Correspondent)
Victoria, B.C., Feb. 13.—Further
illustration of tht* Opposition's fishing activities bya series of motions
for returns on half-a-dozen subjects
that later, presumably, will be topics
of parliamentary discussion. These
resolutions were advanced by Mr.
Pattullo and Mr. I. A. Mackenzie,
who this session has succeeded Mr.
Manson us second in command of the
forces on Mr. Speaker's left, and
with little discussion wen* agreed to
by the government, thc Premier intimating perfect willingness to make
all details of public business open
except where premature disclosure
of matters in negotiation might prejudice results in the public cause. Of
the returns now promised:
One is tn cbver all Umber sales of
over 5000 M. feel  made since Aug
ust 20, 1028, with tin,- names of purchasers, prices paid, ami whether
sales were by tender or auction.
Another is for nit correspondence
between Dr. YV. H. Geddes and the
Premier or any ni' his ministers since
November  I,  !:•:!•-.
A third will include al! correspondence with the Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Company of Canada or any
of its officers, the Canadian Pacific
or any official or officials of that j
company, the Vancouver Holdings,
Co. or any oilier company or individual as V- l lie ehai tors of the Port lnnd ;
Canal Short Line and the Canadian i
Northeastern railway, ami the purchase  of foreshore at the head of
1 abutting on Stewart I ^  ,ilPt  s('sslon'
lands  to   the   Province,   negotiations
in such connection still proceeding.
Victoria, B.C., Feb.  18.—Answering a question by Mr. Pearson (Nanaimo)   in  the  legislature,   Premier
Tolmie, in his capacity of  Minister
of Railways, has given the amount of
insurance carried on P.G.E.U. properties as ?3,495,479 to July 22, 1927
reduced at that date to $2,37G,0G5.
This insurance was carried wtih the
Alliance Assurance Company, World
Marine  &   General  Insurance  Company,, Thames & Mersey Marine In- j cd an anecdote lo H. A.
surance   Company   Atlas   Assurance consul from  thc  Netherlands in  San
Company, North British  & Mercan-1 Francisco,
tile  Insurance  Company,  Union  In-1   „In the days of Ws glory," Consul
each allco into strips % Inch wide by
2 inches long.
Spread these strips on all sides
with Eagle .Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, covering bread well.
Roll strips in dry shredded cocoa-
nut, broken very line. Place in pan
and brown very delicately on all
sides under low gas flame, or toasl
on a fork over coals.
Delicious little cocoanut cakes, result—made from bread. Taste just
like Ar.gcl Food Cake .
Try them! This and dozens of
other magic recipes are found in the
Eagle Brand Cook Book "New Magic
in tho Kitchen." Write for your
free cony to Thc Borden Co., Dept.
B.W. 140 St. Paul St. W., Montreal.
mentioning this paper.
The ex-Kaiser'?. 70th birthday recall-
Van Coenen,
surance Society, British & Foreign
Marine Insurance Company and British Traders' Insurance Company.
Last year's insurance of ?2.224,215
was carried with the Alliance Assurance Company, Phoenix Assurance Company, Thames & Mersey
Marine Insurance Company and
North British and Mercantile Insurance Company. The cost of the
P.G.E.R. lands and resources survey
as at December 31, 1029, totalled
§205,711.50, equally divided at $SR,-
570.50 between the Province, the
C.P.R. an the C.N.RL As to the
Canadian Northeastern, the information is given that the original charter was granted thc Portland Canal
Short Line in 1909, tho name being
changed to Canadian Northeastern
in 1911, and the new charter allow-
lay, 7th, I visited Central
ondltions here are very
mr own. It is a 12-room
r and more crowded than
the proportion of races
is quit like that here. Here I
ie conclusion, w is welc med by the acting Princi-
tbat apart Erom i ■' acoustic prop-] pal Mr. I harp and by the Principal
cities, Mil.* 1;, . i i accustom ones Mi*. Com ie, who had just returned
Belf to tho innovation before you are from an nbsence due to ill health
really able to follow tho dlalogueiThe Prin ipal introduced me to sev-
in its entirety; this "getting at- eral n; tie staff and then I visited!
quainted" to-,". I i with tbe amounl classr oni and had interesting con 1
f,f ceit , apo, ii -c i u i lei tl ind . ■. irsation: with teacherB of all grades.'
applied io the | i ffected, with the
result thai, the ;■ on tic properties of
theatre aro vastly improved. I presume there ia 11 room foi improvement. Any v.- , 11 ; - by the full
house present on Sa urdi y night the
consencus of opinion must neees
sarily be thai ; i improvements
have already been made ind further
ones contemplated. Wishing you
continued bucci
Comox, B.C.
Fob.  10th, 1930.
Here a.*; i : I found no favour with   !
egntinn from other pupils.    Alii'"
teachers  'elt that tlie wo.k was per-
hapB hard and at times very tiresome | H5
but that where language was weak
other  subjects tended  to  offset   tin
.' '" leney.    Many of the te its ar.'
objective ;a typo, with the language
bias   eliminated.     In   this   12-room
school I found 55 sets of supplementary readers,    Wo have a dozen or
1 so.    The  Principal  alao  had  much
s truly, •      r • i   ,
I more tunc for supervisory work, hav-
CYRIL PIERCY. j ing every afternoon and one morning
1 and in addition may have the aerv-
| ices ( f a typist.
Since my return I have read written language by Orientals in some of
our classes where additional help
and stress is given to those requiring it. 'Ihe results are very credit-
I'tumls able and I am firmly convinced that
a policy of systematic language drill
directed towards thc difficulties experienced by the Orientals and carried out continuously in every grade
will gradually bring nbout much im-
arrangements 1 provements in written English. Oral
e morning of language will be always poor; or .'t
.1   Strathcona i'' ■■-"    -1  ' "•-  lls  the  Oriental  Comoro 1 received '■ Unity i."- distinct from our oommun-
a hearty welcome from Principal J.   -1.'   ]]'v *■■*> interests.    I regret thai
E. Brown. i	
1200  pupils
Charlie Dalton
Mouts Boat at Union Bay Kvery
Sunday   Morning
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatr* •
Cumberland, B. C. •
Practical Barber & Hairdresser. ;
Children's hair cut any style 35c I
Ladies' hair cut any style 60c   ■
Good. Service I
Reasonable Charges ;
Report of Visit lo Vancouver
To the Membi
Cumberland Si
Ladies and Gi
In  accordan
previously mad
January   Gth,
School, Vancoi
1 the
gJ^Q-JJgily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
Leave Courenay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
Courlenay   ITS;   Cumberland   77;   Qualicum   64R;   Nanaimo   3
o.    In  many
very   few  if
Van Coenen said, "the Kaiser during
a visit to the Hague boasted at great
length to Queen Wllhelmlna about the
military equipment and skill and bravery of the German army,
"Do you realize." lie wound up. "that
my Prussian Guards stand seven feet
in their stockings?"
"That is not tall enough," said Uie
"How do you mean—not tall enough?" said thc Kaiser,
"When wc open our dikes." said the'yects of education r..-- appl ed to non-
queen, "the water is ten feet deep."      British speaking pupils.    Tho rest of
Strathcona h ts nbi
ind a staff of 31 01
classrooms tl re in
my British pupllR,
No attempt v i ate'
this school to . ■ ."■< or separat
nationalities- ■ ir :; the aim i
mix races in work and play. Ver
noticeable at I tral hcona wns tl;
fcclins oT encouragement given t
foreign Bpeaking pupils i-1 help thei
take their place as Canadians.
Principal Brown and I had
interesting talk over the various
Electrical _
= Needs =
Hotpoint or Maning-Bowman
Portland Ci
The pr.
agreed to t
in this mat
t* having promptly
li a complete return
Mr. Pattullo inferen-
tially anticipated tbe information it
may contain by launching an attack
on tbe govi rnment's course in the
matter of this railway. When he-
had asked a year ago who was behind this northern railway scheme,
he had ben told on tlie Premier's
authority that lhe promotion was
financed by British capitalists. Yet
a few weeks later tbe Consolidated
had taken over tbe chartered railway. " j[g
"We want to know", hc continued,
"why i; wa nccc; ary for the Consolidated lo buy through a middleman. Hon. H. M. Sti vens ,M.P. If
the Consolidated" was not forced to
buy through this party henchman, it
should not have approached the leg-
islature under the guise of another
company and refused lo reveal its
identity when applying fnr a charter
for this n irthern road. Either the
Consolidated was forced to deal
through a friend of tbe government
or else, in ri ing i come into tin'
open they took a reprehensible
coun «■."
Mr. Pattullo objected to the foreshore lease nl Stewarl having been
granted to thc Canadian Northeast*
orn rail ngly I he I lonaol-
Mated had had to secure this fore-
i hoi o nisi par y hnechmon",
he declared.
Vel   nnothi .  promised will
d liculai     'ii'   ngcolin-
tloi     foi    ■ cry of alienated
timberlui thconn  Pro
vincial Pari 'll' re '.vill bo a return
of   all   n and   di ml   al
fi om thi  " ■ ■    Im ■- April
I, 1929, -Mb pn dar In eai h case
Al io pai tlcul will bi fori hcoming
of  al!  applicti r   pardons,  tbe
offences of conviction, reasons urged
for clen ■ by whom, aad
suits of cm h application.
Furtln r, tl ' ■ presented
"all con i pondonce between the
Prime Minister of British Columbia
or any member of his government,
or any official, ai d Mie government
of Canada, tb1- government of the
United State, the government of
Alaska, or ai.. ii ion, corpora
tion or individual relating to a pro-
posed bi twecn  British Co
lumbia ;-
Victoria, \i C . Feb. 13.—Interrogated liy ■ ' Gray, Premier
Tolmie has i i the legislature
that the Provincial government has
not yet reach^.l an agreement with
the Dominion for the transfer of the
Railway Belt and Peace River Block
Victoria. Feb. 13.—By returns and
answers to questions, the government
ia still seeklns to satisfy Opposition
cacerness for information, although
more than 150 interrogations remain
on tho Orders while departmental
clerks work overtime digging out the
material required for their satisfaction. Returns have been filed by Hon.
Mr. Burden giving the roll and all
particulars as to patrolmen and assistant rangers in the service of the
Forest Branch since September 15,
1929. Of more general interest, considerable fresh information as to the
status of provincial finances is contained in answers filed by thc Finance
Minister showing that:
Arrears of payments under lhe Better Housing Act aggregate S2.069.25—
$1,265.96 from Saanich. $465.66 from
Prince George and $337.63 from Ver-;
non. A total of SI. 697,300.00 was
Rural district school tax collections:
from April 1 to December 31, 1929,
amounted lo $542,573.63.
Succession duties collected in the
same period amounted to $721,760.33,
During 1929, $91,397.89 was set aside i
io meet interest charges on Superannuation Fund.
Changes in insurance arrangements
since August 20. 1928. Includ- additional coverage of $19,000 on the ilen-
shall Fish Products plant. $10,000 cov-
Brai B on iho Victor Lumber plant, and |
$27,250 cancelled on lhe French Com-;
plex Ore Co. plain at Nelson. Insur- ■
uncos of $35,250 previously carried with ,
Gillespie, Hart, 86 Todd Ltd. nre now!
placed with T, B. Monk & Co. and M.
J,  Lauder.
Income inxcs outstanding at Dec- j
ember 31 last amounted to S1.144.00U.-1
44—current year $843,103.19, and previous yeur;; $301,595.^5. Arrears for
(lie current year arc less than 20 per
cent of the levy.
Gasoline tax collections from April
1 to December 31, 1929. totalled $905,-
173 43
Prior to his appointment in tlie public service, Comptroller-General Craig
was secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Bakeries Ltd. at a salary of $7,500
a year.
Sixty-two game wardens have been
appointed since January 1, 1929, Including transferees from the provincial
police, 31 of these being returned soldiers. Thc majority of thc game wardens are commissioned as special constables.
Can. Pacific President Declares Faith
in Canada; Base ..' on Fine Progress
E. W. Bentty tells dele; a ■wdlxn rnc:^':rial Traffic
League that "end is n: t yet" although this rail way has
spent S386,000,0;)[) in past docads in impro cements,
new railway faciliti ?:;-, r dw hotels, ne . 1 Q ^eis
leading to cecpe: pfide and patriotic:;! ia the
Wanning Pads  	
Xmas Tree Set.-.  (Mazda)
Eg-tf Cookers 	
Curling Irons 	
■x vHv-:'- ■:■- ;;■•;■:• -a- v- ■;•;- ■:■:••:■• ''vvHvv ■£ ■:
Here's  the  mrtgic   recipe:
Cut slices of day-old white bread
i   inch thick.    Trim off crusts. Cut
E. W. Beatty.
President of the
fore the members
dian Industrial Traffic League at
their banquet in Montreal recently. With the filling up
of this country and the advancement of its commerce, not only
will new construction and new
territory be required., hut vastly
enlarged and improved facilities in
the older districts will he needed
because they will be outgrown by
the needs of the communities for
which they are provided/' he emphasized when pointing bis faith
in the future of Canada nnd when
urging upon his hourers und upon
all oilier business men a "sympathetic regard for our needs and an
accurate appreciation of what wo
have done and are endeavouring to
Declaring thnt tho policy of the
Canadian Pacific Railway was one
of faith In Canada and intelligent
self Interest, Mr, Beatty supported
his statements with a series of
graphic and deeply interesting figures. This policy, he sold, has resulted In capital expenditure of
more than $380,000,000 during the
past decade; improvements and
new construction which provided
Canada not only with improved
railway facilities but with new
hotels, new ocean fleets and with
a deeper pride nnd patriotism in
the Dominion as witnessed hy the
nation-wide response to tlie influence nnd appeal of the music festivals held in cities from coast to
coast, wbich festivals, hc emphasized, made a suhstantial contribution to the cultural life of this
country and to its solidarity as a
Railway problems, Mr. Realty
continued, were no longer the
problems of tho railway operator,
directors and shareholders exclusively. More and more the transportation companies were taking
thc business man generally and the
public at large into their confidence
In order that they could appreciate
railway problems and in turn give
their intelligent support to the
transportation companies. Tho
companies have three functions to
perform: to supply adequate Bor-irai!w y, it has increased the weight
vice at reasonable cost; sufficient | of land :as block-signalled over
facilities to meet I ie needs of commerce, and to extend and construe! ;.' ■ I of : etl i iment in ordi r
that additii nal dc*\ ti pn nl n ,-
take place. These factors, :..' so 1,
require adequate compem Li n tor
the service I ey vt nder i nd ad qu-
more than $868,01 i,l 00 duri i : Lli i
ate credit to provide i i w moneys
for new enterprises, it was true
that the Canadian Pacific wa3
earning and paying seven per cent
on capital stock from railv; ,y eatings, ij.U more was required in
order to create n ■ rve i
for annual capital cxpei ■ "
part of ihem. ~l tube .; of tho
Canadian Industrial L'ra Elc ! * agu<
would appreciate the fate i t a
company which had to borrow
everything it :      ■■
Conditii ns in i an ida during the
latter part of 1020 ri Itii g from
the decrease in the we em grain
crop cau ed a serious d reaf i Ir
railway earnings, but the decrease
represented the resull of nn extraordinary combinnl lon of circumstances, '! e railwi ,'s had n ■'
failed in efficiency nor had tho
country • Eforcd from n y V- .■
appn a '.' a <■ neral d ■•'■■ '■ n.
It was n i ;, condition to give mm h
ground for apprehensi n and the
situation of 11 20 v i not 1 ly t i
be re] "\''''l in mb ■■• u nl y i rs.
The Canadian Pacific  Railway,
Mr. Beatty said, U-A a peculiarly
national significance in that '.'7 per
cent of all i'.s iiw Imon i In rail,
steamship, hotels, telogrnphs and
other activities was in Canada, and
from the day of its trci tion il ■
policies have been dicta'-1 by faith
in Canada and by Intelligent self
interest. "I do not Know of nnv
combination of factors which tend
more towards commercial supremacy than a combination of national
sentiment, n sense of public duty
nnd unremitting striving for efficiency, in order that tbe solvency of
the undertaking may never he
questioned and that its own s may
be adequately reward', d," the president declared when emphasizing
that the Canadian Pad '!■■ was outstanding In the^c factoi'3,
Improvements in physical condition", construction of new lines
and facilities is one way by which
corp ration can show its faith
and also its leader: hip", Mr,
Beatty continued. "The Canadian
Pacific in the past ten years ha«
spent millions of dollars on cop
account  in   connection  with
ways, it has  doi e   mi
which represent a i >ta! le i ontribu-
tion, not only to its own facilities
but to the communities in which
its operations arc conducted. In
that short period of time, it has
rock-ballisted over 2,000 miles of
also it has increased
ts rail ie5'*: ■ j by almost 2,»00
. v I ich n few years ago
c ■ ;. ve bi n considered a con-
sid ■•■ : ' $y\ .'in In itself. It has
buill ut V) ncouver one of the most
mi Icrn plerB ]'•■ the w rid for ocean
and cos ' Ei . ■■ i nd passenger
a ti rice, Et t s ci mploted con-
ion i . • of the great
( runnel  in  Lhe Selkirk
.■: imti ins 11 d coi I . f more than
! ■  :   milli ■:    illar \,   K has borne
■■ i o " i ■ ■■ cos I of tbe great
in Tore to,   H has spent
.'    are   in   onlarjing,
and   ■•."'.' nlng Its
md it li \ ■■ made tlio most
..;   through
ufforta of i .     linn engineers
in it,' Igning and constructing the
largos! and most powerful locomotives in the British Empire. ■*
Tho value of the Canadian Pacific as a good citizen was pointed
out by the railway Prcpldont. For
man ■ rs, and particularly since
the wai Canadian Pacific and
n I her  companies  have en-
ileav ired to associate tl msolv i
with, and mi] port many community
movements and to assist hospitals
and educational movements. The
rules which applied to Individual
i ■ 'I cili ■ hl| al o applied to corporation .
It was a frequent nnd logical
complaint of railways tn tho United
States that they were heavily taxed
and that this taxation was almost
crippling in l1.- effect. There was
no disputing the correctness of
thai statement insofar as many
railways were concerned, but bo
would willingly assume then* taxes
if lie could be assured of their
rates, One railway • of Canada,
howoveij did not escape heavy taxation. In 1013 tho Canadian Pacific's total 1 ix bi 1 was $1,382,000.
Iu 1028 it ei ■ $ ,033,178, an increase of l 2 per cent. This sum
represented taxes at the rate of
821,062 per day, $015 per hour,
§15.25 per minute or 25','j cents
per second. The Company, he emphasized, wi ! making a very substantial con'.ribution to tho Government of the country. Tbe dally
payroll of tbe Canadian Pacific
was $257,000, its daily disbursement for material and supplier
was $220,00) ,nnd its daily tax bill
'i 0 10, Tl : e figure;! indicated
I Dntrlbution to day by day business and applying the same basis
to the total nxpendituro of all rail*
tt iys in Can ida last year developed
the fact that the total sum disbursed ex -ceded $600,000,000, or a
little moie than $50 for every
man, woman and child in the country. 467
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited §§
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks  Co.,  Ltd.
Phone 75
A. E. CLINTON, Manager.
In every sorts of building materials.
windows noons,
Royston Lumber Co.
PIIONFS ) Nlghl ca"3: 134X Cou,'lon»y
I Offlce:   159 Curalierlaad. FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY   14th,   19S0.
IlO-IlO  Theatre, Cumberland
TWO SHOWS: 7 and 9 P.M.
Friday and Saturday, February 14th and 15th
-:-   This Week-end   -:-
Hear Irene Bordoni
and Jack Buchanan
sing 'Miss Wonderful'
'My Lover' and many
other song hits. A
Clarence Badger Prod.
Color scenes by Technicolor Process. Based
on play by Martin
Combining the greatest stage talent with
the magic of Vita-
phone and Technicolor! It is the utmost
in screen spectacle.
You couldn't expect a
greater show for Sli.fi"
per seat! Commo-ci
Comme See!
■> iviHi
Jach Buchanan
A Vitaphone Hit in Technicolor
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
February  17th.  18th and  19th
Weary raw
^^^fl^j^vj;^*.', .uu; .-..\-., ~" ~^s*ss
Dick's Golden
Voice melts
Weary River—flowing
on and on to nowhere
—just like this boy—
until he found his soul
in a burning kiss, and
set it to music.
Hear the sterling voico
of Richard Bathol-
mess and the charming voice of Betty
Compston. Hear the
wonderful theme
songs sung and played
on the Vitaphone.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
February 20th, 21st and 22nd
Dolores Costello - Grant Withers in
"Hearts In Exile"
Russia with the Czar's
Cossacks in the saddle.
Vast and trackless
vivid reproductions,
steppes of Russia in
Thrilling drama of old
Talking and
-:- Singing -:-
A new and more than
ever adorable Dolores
Costello — emotional
actress of convincing
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, art-
dressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, Colic-re St., Tor-
; onto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
Keep Your Hands  from Your Fare
It is evident to any casual observer that few people have any real ap-
preclation of the fact that their
hands should be kept away from
their face;;. The hands, time and
again each tiny, conic into contact
with many persons or articles, end
as a result, become repeatedly contaminated with bacteria which, if in-
traducod Into the body through tin
nose or mouth, o rinto the broken
■kin, may cause some disease or in
For many years, it has been ti > h
that hands are to be thorough!;
washed before their owner eats. This
[teaching is based upon the dangers
of carrying into the month, in food
or drink, disease germs presenl o i
soiled hands. A person should no
more think of touching his lin. ,r his
nose with unwashed bands thnn he
would think of touching food before
■ he had washed.
Tbe unwashed hands should never
be used to squeeze or pick some kin
abrasion or blackhead. It is true
that this is done hundreds of timea
with no ill results, but, occasionally,
as a result of such carelessness, a
serious infection, such as facial erysipelas, results.    Any break in the
! akin issue:; an invitation for lurking
bacteria to entei*. The skin Fhoul 1
never be broken excepting under
aseptic conditions, with clean hands
and boiled instruments. In any case,
the pinching ov squeezing is almost
t always undesirable. Cleanliness of
the soap-and-water variety for thc
; face is' the sound practical way to
keep tho skin healthy.
! Our fingers and hands are so useful that we bring them into contact
: with innumerable things. We emphasize this because the danger that
our bauds may be to us depends upon
this very point. To put our unwashed fingers to our faces, particularly
to the mouth and nose, is practically
to put these undesirable elements into our mouths. Fortunately, disease
germs die quickly outside the human
|jbody, but as the hands aro generally
moist and warm—two requisites for
the life of disease germs—they may
■ perisist alive on tbe hands for some
time. The bacteria which cause
pimples, boils and other pus hnfec-
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite   Ilo-Ilo Theatre
.tions are more resistant than those
whic hcause the ordinary communicable diseases, and as they are widespread there are frequently minute
abrasions on the skin or lips which
allow the entrance of bacteria when
these parts are touched by unwashed
It is generally known that appon
Itis is a comparatively commi n -
ca -e.   It Is not so generally
however, that appendicitis i   i
sible   for   between   l,300and   1.' I
deaths each year in Canada.    Parti
ularly is it not known that it  is o
condition occurring among i '.•'<' I
During one year, of the 1,821 d
lue to this cause, -170 were thoBe -
children under fifteen years of age
We  have  secured   recently   froi
the hospital for sick Children, Toroi
to, some information  regard ig a]
pendlcitis,     containing     st
which are nf great public importance
The   experience   of   this   institution
shows tht appendicitis is a common
ailment of children at all ages, When)
the condition is recognized early and
is properly treated, the results
most satisfactory. If, however, there
is   delay   in   securing 'proper   treatment, and the condition  is allowed
to  progress until  the  appendix  ruptures,  the  not  infrequent  resu ;   i
the death of the child despite all ef
forts to save him.
The  condition   calls  for  a   i ti-
tion of what we have so often stati
—early proper treatment is necessary if the patient is to be given a
fair chance for recovery through the
benefit of medical science. Thc physician cannot help those who do not
come for his advice. The cause of
delay in securing treatment gi i
ly rests with the parents who are unaware of the dangers thnt may accompany severe abdominal pain. The
"pain in the stomach" is thought but
little of, and the child is frenquently
given a dose of castor oil or some
purgative which sets the digi stiv
tract in motion just at the time when
nature wishes it to be at rest.
When appendicitis occurs there :
pain. Older children say it is cramplike and usually point it out as 1 .
ing in the region of the umbilicu
Younger children just point to the
abdomen when asked where the pain
is, and cry as if in pain. Usually
there is nausea and vomiting. There
is oply one sensible thing to be done
for the child with abdominal pain,
I and that is to call the doctor and re-
! frain fiom giving any househ dd
1 remedies. This may seem a ne< i!1 <
amount of fuss and bother, and wc
I are not suggesting that every stomach-ache is appendicitis, but we do
'say that unless abdominal pain is al-
jwdys regarded seriously, cases of appendicitis will be neglected and children will continue to be sacrificed to
Recent Bride Is
Feted By Friends
A very delightful time was spent ot
] thc home of KTr. and Mrs. E. Calnan,
i Minto, on Thursday evening  of  last
week, when the residents of that district   met   in   honor   of   Mrs.   Baikie
Miss Myrtle Calnan>, whose mar-;
*    took   place   recently.     Cards,'
and   contests   into   which   all
joined  with  zest,  made  the  evening
pass all too quickly.
rs at curds were: Ladles, first,,
Mrs. W. Davis;  consolation. Mrs. To-!
man;  men. first. Sam  Williams;  con-
:,   Ronnie   Grey.    Mrs,   Barber
and Mrs, Gross were content winners.
During   the   evening   the   guest   of
honor was the recipient of o conimun-
■;* gift  from ihe people of thc valley;,
.  oi   ■■  Chest   of silver, silver I $
id tray, silver cold meat fork and
I   in    id a handsome carving
, .    i ma.    other Individual gifts,
i of t     esl em in which she <
; h   i by friends.   Kirs. Baikie neatly I \
i   her  thanks.    Mrs.   Calnan'
ed delicious refreshments.
■  those present were noticed:
and Mrs. Stalker, Mr. and Mrs. W.
. Mr. ai.d Mrs. Morcan and son.j
Air. and Mrs. C. Morcan. Mr. and Mr.s.
rurner, Mr. nnd Mrs. Cross. T. Bryan.
ber, Mrs. A. Wain. Mr. and '
\,     i, Mr. Harvey, Mrs. Hor-;
!      Llll urn on, M. Carter, Mrs.'
.7. J. Harrigan, Jenny. Donald, Noble I
I  ., Ill u :. Christina Miller. Mr. and
.   iks and Margaret, Mrs. Has-
I,   ■        "■■  ",  it, Mr. and Mrs. Pier-'
., n  and Donald. Mr. and Mrs.
R.  Toman.  Mr.   and   Mrs,   H.   Baikie.
Miss * Muriel   Lelghton,    Miss    Edna |
Q ':i Williams, Spence Morgan,
Cyril Newman.
$660,843 Standing
Against Merville
Victoria,   B.C.,   Feb.   13.—British
Coluumbia  government  departments
oa king out  a  now  provincial
lands policy under which the province will  be able  to  take  its heavy
I ii   ( ■   through   unsound   settlement
schemes, start afresh and get large
□ eas ui' vacant lands settled up. By
early spring it  is expected all set-
i  activities will have heen co-
ordinated, all cultivable lands classi-i
fied according to their respective pos-
r.ibilitieB,   and  settlers  offered   areas
suitable   for   their   particular   needs
and available capital. In meeting the
hadowing   problem   of   finance.
tlie government has found its difficulties greater  than had  been  cx-
I ;■ ;i I . Altogether, according to the
:  por!  of special auditors, $10,748,-
: p< 'it  on  various land set-
li ii)   I  schemes in ihe decade foi-
1 win ■ th-  War, of which So,279,000
regai ded as Irrecoverable and must
{+0+00000000000000000000000000 000
Courtenay Man
Does Well In Musical
Circles At Seattle
T. Stewart Smith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Smith, is making a name for himself in Seattle musical circles, He is now
musical director at the Ballard
high school there, and conducts
night schools as well as day
At a recent performance arranged by the Seattle Clef club,
which was the eighth annual
composers' night held by the
club, one of the featured compositions was a suite for woodwind instruments by Mr. Smith,
who himself played thc clarinet
The suite consisted of a shcrzo,
prelude and pughettO, theme and
variations. At the same concert
Mr. Smith played other clarinet
parts in addition to liis own composition.
Radio fans who listened in on
KOMO, Seattle, last night had
the pleasure of bearing a composition of Mr. Smiths played, by
stringed instruments and also
heard Mr. Smith In a solo number. The reception was good and
the music was delightful.
*->nnrvux vn .•*•*-, „ ;r~:.'.
Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
Est.  1890
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free-
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Box 127, Cumberland
1 be borne by the treasury. Under the
new policy the government equity in
th( e projects will be written down
to  the credit amount, and the loss
- shoulder) d. The ministerial view is
that settlement lands cannot be sold
with the enormous indebtness or tbe
original investment against them, a
t p oven Ly the impossibility so
far of selling any substantial amount
of land either at Sumas or in South
Okanagan. Tin* amounts oustanding
against the several settlement
scht mes are:  Northern  land settle-
I ment area:-, $82,206; Merville, $000,-
843{ Creston, 804,105; Christian
Ranch, $56,260; South Okanagan.
84,514,9227; Sumas, $4,024,707. Of
: these amounts it is officially estimat-
j ed that tho approximate irrecover-
al le lo a will be $1,837,000 on South
an, $1,881,000 on Sumas, and
$1,561,000 on the other projects.
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
9 Autos tor Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
! prompt attention.   Furniture and l'iano
ra Storage if desired.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Muckle. of
Royston. on January 30th at St. Jos-
: h's ■  nt ral hospital, a son.
• •     a
To Mr. and Mrs. Drew Berkeley ,of
Camp 3. at St. Josephs general hospital on January 30th, a daughter.
To Mr, and Mrs. Thomas Woods, of
1: ,on February 3rd at St. Jos-
ph    ■ bw ral hospital, a son.
• t   •
To Mr. and Mrs, Chas. Rive, of
;' al St Joseph's hospital on
Pi' ruary Oth, a son.
Phones 1 and (ii
Cumberland, B.C.
^ L!te£.'i.v:;.:.,.; . . . ... '        :..';,;...;.:
Orders left al Henderson's Candy Store will receive
;.; '     PROMPT ATTENTION     'v.
Myers and  Urj Cleaners
Bpeclal family laundry rate.
Orders lefl at the itttz Cafe,
'phono 160, Cumberland win receive prompt attention. A trial
otdcr win coDVlnce you.
Til< plumes: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland   150
Ottawa, Jan. Ii8—Special to the
Islander).—The novelty of talking
pictures is said to be attracting considerable enthusiasm in China and is
creating a new type of "movie fan".
Although pictures have all heen in
English dialogue the Chinese audience have evinced a keen interest in
them. This reaction is more readily
understood when it is realized that
the medium of English Is often used
by the Chinese to overcome the barrier of diverse dialects within their
own language.
The possibility of new censorship
problems being raised through sound
films naturally has occurred in
Shanghai, the first city in China to
have wired theatres. Censors have
shown an attitude of friendly cooperation and no special rules governing sound pictures have been
found necessary. A few cuts have
been required, but no sound picture
has as yet, bcen banned.
If the cutting desn't involve any
great length of film there is very little effect upon synchronization and
none at all after the completion of
the reel cut. Censorship in China
is maintained by the municipal councils of both the international settlement and the French concession, each
having separate hoards of film censors hut with no liaison existing between them.
An extract from the report of the
Provincial Mineralogist just to hand,
says that a short time ago he examined a pulverized coal installation
at Seattle.
"This was at the James Madison
High School, a new building erected
within the last year. After due investigation it was decided to raise
steam, which is used mainly for heating, with pulverized coal as fuel,
notwithstanding that coal is dearer
and oil cheaper than in British Columbia. The boiler and furnace were
designed for pulverized coal and the
Kennedy-Van Suan system of pulverizing and blowing in the eoal dust
was selcted. Hy this system a hall-
mill is used for the grinding and the
pulverized coal is drawn out of the
ball-mil! by an exhaust fan and
blown through a burner into the
furnace. The plant consists of a
125 II.P., H.R.T. boiler with a smaller pulverizer 'I feet ti inches by 0
It was estimated that *J00 tons of
I [eoal a yeai1 would bo used, based on
| ! data from similar schools stoker fired
I | but only about IJGO tons will be ro-
•! quired,  or  about   I',   tons  a  day
I I while operated. This gives an idea
j how small a plant can be successfully
I i operated on pulverized coal. With
| | coal right at our door would it not
■' be worth while the Cumberland
j ! Hoard of School Trustees looking
I I Into the matter. Momy might not
• , be saved on the venture but if proved successful woud bfl a decided
, boost to the coal industry of Cum-
' ! berland.
David Hunden, Jr.
|li ",»mM*H°tel
of all descriptions
downs Stonni llviileil
IV.  Ml llllll'll.l.li, I'rnp.
m iMBsaagsasB^gssaaaaag'CTss
Automobile Side  Curtains  Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main OfTlce
Courlenay             l'hont  259
Local Office
Cumberland Motel ln Evenings
Telephone U5R or 24
'. Feminity
11    He—"Look at me again, will you?"
; i     She—"No; because if I  do you'll
I   kiss me."
; i     "Honestly I won't."
I ;     "Then what's the use of looking at
;   you?"
•    •    •
.      Probably  Eve!
*,       "I don't believe in Darwin's theory
j , of evolution,"  remarked  the  profes-
I   sor.
J ; "No", chuckled the cynic, "it's
I mort' probable that some woman
•   made tho flrst monkey out of man!''
; •   •   •
i Loiiing   by   Inchei
!       He    "Since   Helen    married,   sho
;   has stopped wearing high heels; her
!   husband disapproves of them."
; j     She—"I   always   said   she   would
I i lower herself by marrying that man." PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY   Hth,   1»S*.
■3,    Mr.   Al
X I who ha? '>■
Ladies' Tweed Coats in a good quality tweed, trimmed with
fur collar.    Special price   $17.95
Navy  Broadcloth Coat, size 38, trimmed fur collor
and cuffs. Regular price $:il).50. a real smart coat for $"5.00
Ladies'  Hlack  Broadcloth Coat size 40, a very fine quality
cloth with fur on collar and cuffs*   Special      $25.00
Ladles'  Blue Cloth Coat with grey fur on collar and cuffs,
si;:-  le". reg, price $25.00, special for   $15.00
Girls' Coat in Navy Cloth, for siv.e 10 years with cape effect,
a very smart coat for the girl.   Special price ...    $0.5°-
Glrls'and Misses' rain coats a selected group in most of the
wanted Bizes.    Special price to clear, each . ..     $2.95
Girls' Flannel Dresses from 8 to 14 years, smart designs, to
be cleared al! at one price, each
,".".\".....\\\\...  ........i ij*wno ha? heen tlie guest of his daugh-^v
::::::::::::::::. Personal Mention """/.v.'.v.v.v. t«, m». r.d.b™ *<,, the m*In
 > ................... m- weeks left Tuesday for Vancouv- **2
yw"^//#v~M^ where he wm visit f°r ;i u,,u |t]
._,_   __:.,   t.i„      ..       .   _ ...      ..._._..,„   t_!wlth his son.  Mv.  Walter Thomson.  *0
fore -proceeding to his home. |j|l
Mr.   George   Briscoe   of   Victoria jR]
Sjej     A   home   cooking  sale   will   take     Mrs. j. Rees and Ray motored to
IJrl1 place  on  Saturday,  February   15th,
*Ngl commencing   at   11   o'clock   in   the
morning, under auspices of thc Women's Auxiliary of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The sale will be held
in the store next to the Royal Bank
Nanaimo at the week-end. accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Struthers.
Miss Thelma Gray ts a visitor here
from Vancouver.
*   •   •
W. Carmichael, ot" Nanaimo, was the j 1
in the district during the weekjS
interests   of   the   Northern |
Frank r^T4S%r?S|^t¥i:and Mrs. K. Brown over! WlllSt Drfve And
1819   .
Chevrolet car offered by the Brothers,
New Curtains, pannel effects,
and wide widths, per pair ..
yards long, smart designs,
beautiful designs, good quality, 21
Imported Curtains
long, per pair	
Madras Muslin, 45 inches wide, real good quality, per yd. 35c
New Cretonnes, reversible, colors fast, por yard  35e.
Double width cretonnes both sides alike, imported direct.
Price per yard  40c
Shadow effects in new cretonnes beautiful designs and very
wide  widths,  per  yard    95c
A splendid range of new prints for dresses, new colors, new
designs, just what you want to make that new frock for
the house or street wear.   Prices  25c, Ii0c and 35c
Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Sr., returned by auto on Friday to their
home in Victoria after having visited
members of their family here. Includ-
Iing their son, Alex. Henderson, who is
confined to Cumberland general hospital and who is making steady progress after an operation on a knee.
I Mr. and Mrs. Robert Struthers were
j week-end visitors to Nanaimo to which
I place they motored to meet Mr. and
Mrs. W. Bullock (nee Miss Rit.i
Struthers) on their return from n honeymoon trip to coast cities,
1 Jas. Robertson and Scott Morgan
have returned from Vancouver where
they spent the past several months,
The Elite ladies' crib cluh met at
tho  home  of  Mrs.  Gear,  Dunsmuir
avenue on Wednesday evening, when
jJUia most enjoyable time was h.id by
SI j all  attending.    Mrs.  Gear  was  the
Ju1 winner of the first prize with  711
3S ■ points.    Mrs, McRrae being a close
I second.    Mrs,   Littler  was awarded
gjjjthc  consolation  prize.     During thc
evening  Mrs.   Gear  served  refreshments and announced that next week
the club would meet at the home of
Mrs. Matt Stewart
the week-end.
• *    *
Malcolm Stewart, of Bloedel, is a
visitor here, the truest of his brother,
Matt Stewart.
* *    »
The Cumberland Men's Bridge
Club met at the home of Mr. T. II.
Mumford 0:1 Wednesday when four
tables were in play. Next week the
club will meet at the home of Mr.
II.   Bryant,   Maryport   avenue.
Friends of Mr. T, Bannerman will
he sorry to hear he is ill at the home
of his daughter, Mrs, II. Conrod.
land will wish him a speedy recovery.
Mrs. R. Littler, .Ir., is a patient at
Cumberland General hospital, having
undergone an operation for appendicitis. Her many friends will he
pleased to know she is making steady
In   loving   memory   of   our   dear
daughter aad sister, Sarah Lawrence
who passed away February 17, l'J27.
Wc are sad within our memory,
Lonely  are  our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has forever been called away.
We think of her in silence,
No  eye  may see  us weep;
But many silent tears are shed
When others are asleep.
Loved in life, treasured  in  death,
Beautiful   memory,   all   that   is  left.
Sady missed by her daddy, mama,
sisters und brother. *
Tlie relative
Ramsay   since
friends who s
cars on the ot
or who in any
of the late Mr. John
•ely thank all those'
. kindly loaned their
;asion of the funeral
other way assisted at
a most anxious time.
Has an exceedingly fine opening on
Vancouver Island for a good live
man to take over the sale and distribution of its products, selling direct to the consumer and serving
hundreds of satisfied customers. This
Company is the largest distributor
or household and farm necessities in
the world and its dealers everywhere
are making real money. For further
information apply 876 Hornby St.,
Vancouver, B.C. Advt.
Mrs. William Eadie was hostess on
Friday afternoon last at a largely
attended bridge tea at the Union
Hotel. Prize winners were Mrs.
Turnbull and Mrs. L. R. Stevens.
* * »
Willie Warren, young son of Mr,
and Mrs. Warren, west Cumberland
who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the local hospital last
week, is progressing nicely.
Mrs, Joseph Idiens was hostess at
two tables of bridge on Wednesday
last. Mrs. A. Doble being winner of the
prize. A delightful time was spent and
refreshments served. Guests were:
Mesdames Ash, Wins, Jeffrey, Watson,
Doble. White-house. Christie and Dalby.
On Thursday afternoon a very pleasant surprise party was given Miss
Joyce Edwards when the ladies ol
Royston all gathered to tender her a
farewell party at the home of her parents. Miss Edwards, who Is leaving
for Victoria to take the nurse's training course at St. Joseph's hospital, was I
presented with a handy and serviceable club bau', with the best wishes of
her friends present.
Dance Successful ffj
  I 5?*-l
Cumberland, Feb. 10.—The benefit , hi
whlst drive and dance under the aus- '[>.«
pices of Cumberland Welsh Society, I |ljj
which was held at Memorial hall on I
Saturday evening last, was a great I
success ii. every way. A large nnd enthusiastic crowd tinncd out to 'lie 1
whlst, th *re being 28 tables in play.:
All enjoy'd, thc games and the social I
time wh ch followed, besides doing |
their bit to help a very worthy cause j
--tissistin . a family which has through
illness m t with adverse luck for sev- j
eral mon hs.
Prize 1 mners were: Ladies, first,
Mrs. Al'.;. Somerville; second, Mrs.
Bell; travelling, Mrs. F, Wilcock; men.
first, Cy il Davis; second, Mrs. T
Brown, ! ibstituting; travelling, Tom
Mossey. For the jolly dance which
followed .-arc's, thc hall wa'; crowded.
music be v.j supplied in real peppy
style by   he Maple Leaf orchestra,
A hand-made trav donated by
Matt. Br.wn, was raffled during tho
dance. Mrs. D. Morgan he'd the lucky
ticket. The amount raised in this way
was close to $70.00.
A delicious cake was put up for auction also which brought a pood price.
The society is grateful to the Canadian Legion for its kindness in giving
free use of the hall, to the Maple Lea:
orchestra for free services, and to all
who in any way assisted in raising a
handsome sum of money which will
be close to $180. Members of t'.ic society donated the prizes and refreshments.
EE Chocolates
Yes, n big box of chocolate? given away.   Simply supply the last line in the following Limerick:
Jane Smith was a girlie quite sad.
At her boy-friend she used to get mad,
But now skies are blue,
They're lovers anew,
Fill in the last line, bring to our store any time between
now and St, Valentino's day, Friday, the 14th,
What is considered the best line submitted for the limerick,
judged by an independent party will receive, a big box of
chocolates, Call at the store on Saturday next, and see if
you are the winner.
And by the way, we have the finest assortment of
Also Chocolates and other Bultable Valentin* Day Gifts
Lang's Drug Store
— Phone 23
Rev. A. E. Nunns, son of Mrs. E.;
Nur us, Cumbf rland, conducted the
prayers at the Monday session nf the
Provincial Parliament.
P. D. Q. Freight
Service Suffers
Heavy Losses
Mr. ami Mrs. A. I
toria were visitors
during thc week.
Killam of Vie-
in   Cumberland |
The relatives of the late Mr. John
Ramsay, take this opportunity of
thanking all those who so kindly assisted in the search which took place
last week when it became known that
Mr. Ramsay was missing. That so
many friends volunteered their services at a trying time, was greatly appreciated and as it was impossible
to thank all personally, this notice
is inserted.
St. David's Day
on Friday, February 28th
At Cumberland.
Will be huld hy thc
Cumberland and District
Welsh Society
Concert commencing at 7 o'clock
The   Lewis
Concert   Party
of Nanaimo will be responsible for the Concert which
will bf held in the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Immediately after the concert, supper will be served
in the Cumberland Hall, next to the Cumberland Hotel,
after which a
A Monster Dance
will be held in tho Ilo-Ilo Hall
Concert, Supper and Dance      	
Tickets limited — Gets Yours Early.
Dance: Gents, $1.00; Ladies, 50c.
It Never Happened 1
A Scotchman once knocked at the)    Mrs. A. E.
door of a farmhouse and asked if|lightful   dinner   party   on   Saturday.
he could purchase a glass of milk.
The farmer, who was impressed by
his visitor's manner, invited him to
step inside. After a little amusing
conversation the farmer left the
room, obtained a glass of milk, anil
surreptitiously poured a wineglass
full of whiskey into it. He then presented it to his visitor who swallowed
it in one long drink. He then licked
his lips and looking at the farmer
said, "Mon, what a coo you've got!"
Fanny Bay
Miss W. Swan has returned after
spending a few days in Victoria.
* ♦    *
Miss Myrtle Larson, of Vancouver.
spent last week-end here with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. P. Larson.
* *    *
Grant Brothers' Logging Camp has
resumed its operations after being
closed down during the cold weather.
* * H"
The Deep Bay Logging Company recently installed a new donkey
•   •   •
The Singer Tie Mill, which has not
been operating for the past two
months Is starting again this week.
February 1st. in honor of her son's
coming of are. The guests were: Mrs.
Roy and Herbert. Mr. and Mrs. J.
Idiens. Dick and David Idiens, and
Miss Elsie Waterfleld. George Wilson
has already shown himself a man by
the splendid way in which he has carried on the business at Royston, formerly conducted by his late father.
Everyone wishes him continued success.
(Continued from page one)
When fire of unknown origin destroyed the. grrage of the P. D. Q.
freight service at Qualicum Beach on
 Sunday night, two big freight trucks
J were   completely   burned.    The   resi-
M OV Vill P. deuce adjacent was saved.
'"tH,u ^ 1    The freight lines will operate alter-
 0  i natc  days. Tuesdays. Thursdays  and
_   _   ,.       . ..   .  ,.     .. , , .  .   .[Saturdays, until arrangements can be
E. Poulton usited the district last madB f01. resumption oi complete ser-
week  renewing  acquaintances  of  old! vice.
friends who were pleased to see him	
after an absence of about three years,
Mr. Poulton was one of the early settlers of Menille and still has a farm
■ •****###»###«
Member Leaves To
Attend Ottawa Session
Union Bay
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Searle were visitors to Nanaimo during the week.
• * •
After spending a few days in town
visiting with friends, Miss Phyllis
street returned to Denman Island ou
W. J. Bowden returned home from
Vancouver on Sunday.
*    •    •
Mrs. O. Rendall returned to Vancouver after spending a few days in
town, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. w.
The many friends of Mrs. G. Harwood will be sorry to hear she is a
patient   In   the   Cumberland   general
er for over forty years; :    The Ladies' Guild met in the school!?
be justified at this time in going)the usual sewing which is generally
to the expense of purchasing land done diuing these meetings, the ladies,'
and putting up further Govern- U,|n1a with brooms, mops and dusters.
ment Buildings ns this wuuld be a , ..       .    ,
waste -.r public money when they 8*™ ,he scntJo1 a £°od house-cleaning,
own some two  acres of land on \ also decorated  for  the  carnival  and:
the site of the present Court
House and the buildings of whicli
the Board of Trade upon enquiry
have been informed are adequate
to carry on the business for many
years to come.
RESOLVED that this Resolution be
forwarded to the Honourable the
Premier, the Honourable the Minister of Public Works and Dr. G.
K. MacNaughton, M.L.A., asking
them to do all in their power to
see that Cumberland receives justice by having the present Government Services and Buildings retained.
fancy dress dance which they intend
sholding on the evening of St. Valentine's day.
•    •    *
The electric light which has been a
long felt need in the school, has bcen
A. W. Neill, M.P., for Comox-
Alberni, left for the east on
Monday to attend the meeting
of the Dominion Parliament
whicli opens on the 20th, and is
likely to continue in session for
six months. While there, Mr.
Neill's address will be "'House of
Commons, Ottawa."-
A   fool is horn every second, and
most of them live.
<n W-W.WSIVOtm***jj'Vrt*nr*-1; fy+ts^fkTvato^M^^
Sale- -Six rooms, garage and wood
shed. $050.00 cash. House is situ-     c-  J'  0u*Us  .of Portland,  Oregon,
ate   opposite   the   old   Methodist | *s visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. Tre-
Church,  Apply Islander Office.
I ioar.
    '•        j   The SS. Brookwood bunkered here
FOR  SALE—.SMALL. HOUSE,  AP- on   Monday   and   sailed   for   United
ply at  the Islander Office. j Kingdom
Wise Women
Choose the
Best Foods
Hero al Mumford's it costs no more thnn elsewhere, but
you .are ASSL'UKD of aco-hlgh quality on every item.
Telephone 71 for prompt delivery,
Mumford's Grocery
If You Oct 11 At Mumford's It's Good
Phone 71 Deliveries Daily
V bration put
a stop
to telephone
V/ion street traffic seemed ! etiviost near a home
in t ie Fairmont exchange
nren Vancouver, the tele-
phore in thc pla--e had a
habl of going out or order.
A r<-jairman wns dispatched to the scene. His investigation disclosed that
n defective fuse in the
"prn'ector", a device that
divot ts foreign current
from the telephone, was at
fault. Thc fuse was loose,
and therefore vibration
from the heavy street traffic would cause breaks in
lhe circuit. The repairman replaced the fuse with
a new one, restoring service  tn  normal  again.
^ Special
• Values
of ur are thoroughly protected by
rigid  system  of  inspection,    Of
course, the meats nre inspected
hy the government hefore they
reach this market ond they arc
expertly examined by us hefore
they reach your tattle.
Phone  '11 We  Deliver
(Tomato )
(Vegetable )
CLARK'S SOUPS     (Ox-Tail ).... i) np.
(Cclery )     L  for tUOL
(Green Pea )
Clark's Porkand Beans, 2 for 25e, 9 for $1.00
Clark's Catsup, 25c per bottle, 4 for  95
(lark's Veal Loaf, 25e per tin, 2 for 45
Clark's Hamburger Steak and Onions 25c per tin
2 tins for  45
Clark's Jellied Veal, 35c per tin, 3 for 95
Glass Jugs, 1 quart size, each $ .95
Small Fancy Jugs, each  25
English Tea Pots, at each, (i5c, and       95c
21 Piece Tea Sets at per set $2.98 ana   $:!.fi8
900000000000 **##*"**#####*# ##♦***####*#»######*#*#*##**## **»
Matt Brown's Grocery
ft    Phono
Cumberland      '
;1| How is Business?    Butter nil tho time.    Why?    Because we
'.i\ ore here to serve the public.    Our work cannot be beat, and
;|| nur busnteBS is run entirely on sanitary methods.
!fj Fear not when you visit us! We treat you right.
:,l   Central barber Shop
;1| A. Gatz, proprietor.
ij] We have gradually arrived at a sane and healthful coiffur**
ill with the lines of thc head beautifully contoured by becoming
IR "Bobs" which aro much more sanitary.


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