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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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With which Is -O-Mlkteted the t'nmberlanil News.
KORTY-THIRD YEAR—No. 33.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA     SATURDAY. AUGUST 16, 1924.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
LOCAL SOCCER CLUB IS
FINANCIALLY SOUND
Balance Sheet Read At Annual General
Meeting Shows Balance Of $967.28
Retiring Officials Thanked.
The Annual General Meeting of the
Cumberland United Football Club
waa held in the Lecture Hall of the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Association on Sunday evening last,
with the President, J. L. Brown In the
chair.
The meeting'being called to order,
the Secretnry, Mr. Hobt. Strachan
read the minutes of the previous
meeting, which were adopted as read.
The reading of the financial statement
was received with a great deal of satisfaction and many complimentary remarks were passed on the very economical way In which the affairs of the
club were handled during the past
season. Starting the year with a
balance In hand of $99.26, by careful
administration this balance at the end
of the season just closed, reached the
mangnillcent sum of $967.28. After
more complimentary remarks to the
secretary, the balance sheet was adopted as read.
The election of officers resulted in
Mr. Thomas Graham being re-elected
Hon. President with Mr. Chas. Graham Hon. Vice-President. Mr. J. L.
Brown was re-elected President, with
Mr. William Walker gracing the Vice-
President's chair. Mr. R. Strachan
was   re-elected   Secretary-Treasurer.
Mr. Wm. Walker remains as manager
of the team, with Mr. A. J. Taylor,
trainer who will have as his assistant, Mr. Harry Jackson. For thc
general committee, fourteen names
were submitted for twelve vacancies,
Mr. E. D. Pickard and Mr. Hugh
Dockerty being voted out,
A motion regularly moved and seconded was put before the meeting,
whereby live members of tbe committee only will act as the selection
committee Instead of the whole of the
committee as formerly. This motion
carried unanimously.
The erection of a stand on the Recreation Grounds, was introduced by
the President, Mr. J. L. Brown and
after citing two lnstanoes, whereby
a stand could be erected without handicapping the club too much, the matter was left in the hands of the committee. It is quite possible that an
arrangement will be made with the
Colliery Company, for the building of
the stand and if so it will be commenced immediately.
After a vote of thanks to the retiring committee and to the team on
the excellent showing made during
the past season, the meeting adjourned.
AMBULANCE
DANCE WILLBE
HELD TONIGHT
In an effort to raise money to carry
on their noble work during the coming winter months, the St. John's
Ambulance Association, Cumherland
Centre, are holding a monster open-
air dance tonight (Friday, August 10)
on the Cumberland Tennis Court from
9.30 p.m. to 2.30 a.m. Of course you
will be there. The Association needs
your help.
Local Firemen
Are Up In Arms
The local members of the Fire Department are up In arms and no wonder. Whenever there Is a lire In or
around Cumberland, even though it
be In the early hours of the morning
the road leading to the fire Is full of
"Automobile Parties" going to see the
fun. It might be fun for the "joyriders" but for the poor firemen it
causes endless trouble. It would
not be so bad If these slght-seers
were content to go out to the fire-
hut they are not. They usually attempt to cross the hose line just at
the moment when they should not,
thus causing thc firemen many anxious moments. We are not sure on
the point, but we believe that this is
a punishable offense, if it is not it
ought to be. We take this opportunity of bringing this matter up and
the next time you are tempted to go
to a fire with your car, please think
of the firemen and give them all the
assistance you can instead of hlnd-
crance.
Royston Camp
Entertained By
Band Concert
The Cumberland City Band gave
another of their popular concerts In
the residents of the camps at Royston
Beach on Wednesday evening last
which was much appreciated, many
people from the surrounding district
being present. After playing at the
beach the band visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dalby where
more music wa3 Indulged In. Mrs.
Dalby served delightful refreshments
to the members of the band and
friends. The visits of the band to
the beach this summer have been
much appreciated by the campers
and their friends and they express the
hope the band will find time to visit
the campers again before the season
closes.
"WAIT FOR IT!"
The above expression was freely
used during training period in the
Canadian Expeditionary force. The
instructor invariably coming out with
"Walt for it,' when he noticed a recruit acting too soon, it ls a little
early yet to talk about Christmas
Cards, but as we have some of the
finest samples of Christmas Cards
ever produced, which we expect to
arrive any time now, our advice to
you is to "Wait for them!" We
guarantee you will not be disappointed. There will be cards to suit every
purpose and every purse. In addition we will have cards that are manufactured right in our own province
of British Columbia and printed right
at home, here in Cumberland. Reserve your order for Christmas Cards
until you have seen our samples. Announcement will be made as soon as
they arrive.
ANTICIPATE
SUPPORT OF
P.P.HARRISON
VICTORIA, Aug. 15.—Harmony
reigns In the Liberal camp ln the Provincial Capital and this week will see
everything in readiness for the Premier's by-election. The choice of Mr.
R. H. Pooley, Conservative member-
elect for Esquimau, as leader of the
opposition In place of Mr. ,W. J. Bowser, K.C., is received by the government with satisfaction. Mr. Pooley
will not present as strenuous opposition in the Legislature as the veteran
Tory.
Meanwhile, with poorer leadership,
the cabinet does not anticipate much
difficulty in getting through the next
session. They anticipate the support
of Major R. J. Burde and Mr. P. P.
Harrison, Independent Liberals, the
government will have twenty-five
members In the new House, and witn
the anticipated aid of the three labor
members should have easy sailing.
BOV SCOUTS RETURN
AFTER TWO WEEKS
UNDER CANVAS
The local Boy Scouts under Scoutmaster W. Leversedge returned to
Cumberland on Thursday afternoon
after spending the past two weeks under canvas at Qualicum. There were
some seventy boys at camp from various places on the Island and from
reports received, the period just completed was the most successful the
Scouts have held since they were organized.
Score Equal
Number Points
Garden Contest
This year two judging, were made,
one on June 25th and the other on
August 11th.     Possible points 200.
The results are:
Cumberland  and  Bevau  District
1 W. M. Brown (tie)  13S
1 T. H. Carey (tie)  188
2 John Miller (Bevan)    181
3 Pat. Mullen   173
Union Bay District
1 A. H. Glover   185H
2 D. R. Haggart   17«._
3 Geo. Davis   168M,
Special Prises
(Tie)—W. M. Brown and T. H. Carey (half each).
Last year, It will be recalled tbat
Mr. A. H. Glover, Union Bay, won the
special prize. Only one scoring in
July was undertaken last year. This
year the second scoring ln August
catches the Union Bay gardens at a
disadvantage compared to the others
on which water Is available and this
has been allowed for in scoring.
Although Messrs. Brown and Care)'
score an equal number of points, their
gardens are not alike. Mr. Carey Is
an expert in floriculture while Mr.
Brown scores higher on vegetables,
(although Mr. Carey has enlarged and
improved his vegetable department
over last year). Mr. Carey haa made
a little gem of a rockery which hides
a septic tank. He raises "difficult"
plants like calceolarias and winters
them iu the open. Mr. Brown has
already matured three dozen fine
cauliflowers—Mrs. Brown doubtless
helped some—just to mention some of
the finer points which a judge naturally looks for as marking the born
gardener. Both these and the garden
of John Miller, Bevan, are a Joy to behold In this time of drouth. This latter is on the poorest kind of soil, but
everything flourishes, and Mrs. Mll-
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Jolly Dance In
Compliment To
Royston Visitor
Complimenting Miss Marjorie Beckwith, who has been spending the last
two weeks the guest of the Misses
Genevieve and Ida McFadyen, Mr. and
Mrs. David Roy and daughter Gladys
entertained at a jolly dance and social evening at their Royston home
on Wednesday evening. Miss Beckwith leaves on Sunday for her home
In Victoria, to spend the remainder of
her holidays before leaving for Trail
where she will teach school during
the coming term.
Early In the evening ice cream was
served, followed by delicious refreshments. Excellent music was rendered for the dance by Mr. C. Cawdell.
Mr. D. Roy, Mr. H. Roy and Mr. F.
Potter.
Among the invited guests were Mr.
and Mrs W, H. Cope, Miss Christina
MacKinnon, Miss Ida McFadyen, Miss
Genevieve McFadyen, Miss Florine
Dalby, Miss "Teddy" Service, Miss
Beatrice Bickle, Mr. D. Foublster,
Mr. E. Breckenridge, Mr. R. Laver,
Mr. C. Cawdell, Mr. J. StevenBon, Mr.
H. Stewart, Mr. F. Potter, Mr. D.
Watson, Mr. C. Mlchell and Mr. v.
Dalby.
COURTENAY-COMOX
BOARD OF TRADE
GENEROUS  HOSTS
Picnic At Kye Bay Magnificent Success
Splendid Programme Of Sports.
LAUNCH PARTY TO
DENMAN ISLAND
Several members of the Courlenay
Golf Club were the guests of Dr. Pol-
linger on a launch party to Denman
Island on Tuesday evening last. A
most enjoyable trip was reported with
not a vestige of trouble, the launch
"Murbros" going the entire distance
without causing the least anxiety.
MeBsrs C. Graham and A. T. Heyland,
of Cumberland, were among thc
guest..
Mr. Jack Fouracre, of Victoria, in
spending a week's vacation in Cumberland.
MEDALS PRESENTED TO LOCAL
SOCCER PLAYERS FOR THE
UP.-ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Banquet At Union Hotel, Wednesday
Evening Successful Affair. Players
And Committees Entertained.
Mrs. Mabel Kennedy returned on
Saturday evening from a business
visit, spent In Vancouver.
One of the best "get-togethers" of
the Cumberland United Football Club
took place on Wednesday evening at
the Union Hotel, when about thirty
sat down to a sumptuous repast, provided by Mrs. R. Yates, the manag-
After all the guests had been sup-
eress of this popular hotel,
piled and taken their All of the many
good things provided by the caterer,
the tables were cleared, when the
President of the Club, Mr. J. L. Brown
for the opening Item on the program
called on Mr. Goodall who delighted
the assembly with a perfect rendering of a well-known song. Other
gentlemen contributing to the program were Messrs. H. Dockerty, J.
Smith, R. Yates, Harry Jackson, Tom
Blair, R. Strachan, C. Hitchens, J. ft.
Quinn, Chas. O'Brien, "Toots" Plump.
Two recent arrivals in town in tha
persons of Mr. W. Jackson, a brother of Harry Jackson and Mr. G. Thomas, delighted the gathering with several lnsfrurojcntu! and vocal selections.
During the evening, the President
of the Club called on the Hon. President. Mr. Thomas Graham, to say
a few words and to present
the remainder of the medals to
those players who had assisted the
team to win the Upper-Island League;
Messrs Heyland, Mortimer and Tucker James were the players honored.
Mr, Graham during the course of his
remarks paid a glowing tribute to the
players on their work on the field of
play and to their conduct and general
behavior at all times, saying that It
gave him great pleasure to be associated with such a gentlemanly Bet of
footballers. In all his experience of
football, stated Mr. Graham, he had
never seen a better or more even
tempered set of players. He said
he waB sorry the team had not won
the Connaught Cup and wishing the
team best of luck during the coming
season. Before closing his address,
the Hon. President said he could not
lot   this  opportunity  go  hy  without
congratulating the management of the
club for the very healthy financial
condition attained during tbe season
just closed, saying that It undoubtedly showed careful and economical
handling.
Other speakers during the course
of the evening were Mr. Chas. Graham, who said he had come to the conclusion that as a prophet he did not
exist. His prophecy that the local
team would win the Dominion Championship did not come true, but he
hoped and trusted with most of last
season's players available, the Connaught Cup would find a resting place
in Cumberland.
Mr. J. G. Quinn, the Cumberland
representative on the Upper Island
governing body also spoke and promised to all in his power for the advancement of soccer football. "Bill'
Walker, the manager of the team gave
a brief outline of the team's journey
bo Winnipeg, bis remarks and compliments to the players being well received.
Mr. J. L. Brown, the President of the
Club, In a few remarks, said bow
much he had enjoyed the past football season. Soccer football to the
president was meat und drink, and he
hoped and trusted that whenever he
was called on to do anything for soccer, he would not be found wanting,
During his remarks Mr. Brown paid
a tribute to the local press and called
on Mr. J. Vernon-Jones for a few
words. Mr. Jones snld he was not
an orator. It wodld take the eloquence of a Pitt to convey to them
just how much he appreciated tlielr
appreciation, and Intimated that The
Islander would at all times do all In
its power to boost socecr foolball in
Cumberland and would welcome legitimate news from nny soccer fan.
The singing of "Atilil Lang Syne'
brought to a close, promptly nt midnight, the best gathering ever held
under auspices of thc Cumberland
United Football Club.
COURTENAY. — Courtenny-Conio.x I
Board of Trade members were hosts
to the people of Comox Valley tit a
monster picnic held on Wednesday al j
Kye Bay.     It was the fourth annual
event of a like nature and will go
down In history as one of the success- •
ful picnics of the 1924 season.   There
was a crowd equal to that which has i
attended on former    occasions    and'
everybody  had  a  real    good    time. I
Trucks and motor cars had been provided for free transportation of those
who were not fortunate enough to pu-
sess that means of going to the picnic
Large Crowd At
Royston Dance
A large number attended the open
air dnnce at the Royston Tennis
Court on Saturday evening last. Tho
weather was ideal for dancing out In
the open and with the Court boasting
the best out-of-doors dancing floor on
Vancouver Island, no wonder these
dances are becoming more popular as
the season advances. Another dance
will be held there Saturday night
August 16.
beach. From eight o'clock In the
morning until nearly noon the streets
of Courtenay were alive with young-
sters all eager to get away to where
they were to have n big time. Every
Iruck owner was on the job. Every
vehicle curried its full complement,
and the merry making children were
all away hy noon. Parking arrangements were in the capable hands of
Mr. George .Meredith, and It is _ safe
bet that the point cops In the big
cities have nothing on George when
it comes to placing the cars in a safety Ilrst position. Not, an accident
occurred to mar the day's festivities.
Arrived at tho road's end the children were given refreshment tickets
before they went down the hill. Tlio
refreshment committee had been on
the grounds early and hot water,
milk and tea were provided free. The
sports committee had arranged a
splendid program and some keen competition was seen. The swimming
races were certainly enjoyed, the
Mayor Air. Frank McPherson. being
right on the job In a boat to see tliat
everything was exactly right. The
hoys of the Naval Brigade, who have
been camping at the Spit, Comox, at-
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DELEGATES APPOINTED
The Cumberland Board of Trade at
a meeting in the Council Chambers nn
Tuesday evening selected George W.
Clinton, D. R. Macdonald, Robt. C.
Lang, John Sutherland and Alex MacKinnon to represent the Cumberland
Board of Trade at the Annual Convention of the Associated Boards of
Trade of Vancouver Island to be held
at Courtenay on Thursday, Augusi
the 21st. The visiting delegates will
be entertained to a banquet on the
evening of August 20th.
When you want Printing, you take
your order to a Printer—Why not
take your order for Personal Greeting Christmas Cards to a Printer?
Think it over. Samples may lie seen
any time at the olllce of Tbe Cumherland Islander.
Rare Treat Is
In Store For
Music Lovers
A rare treat ls in store for muslo
lovers of Comox District on the 211.
27 and 28tli of this month when the
Gideon Hicks Concert Party will include Union Bay, Cumberland and
Courtenay In the itinerary of tlielr
1924 Summer Tour. We Cunilierlanil
residents need no Introduction to Mr.
Hicks as we have been fortunate
enough lo hear his wonderful baritone
voice on two or three previous occasions. We have also had the
pleasure of listening to .Mr. Claud An-
stead, unother member of the puny.
wbo it will be remembered took the
tenor role In the Choral Society concert, "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast"
Miss Ida New (Contralto), Miss Dorothy Hicks (Soprano) and Mrs. Clifford Warn (Accompanist) comprise
the remainder of lhe party.
Mr. lllcks will sing songs of the
greal Masters ond Operatic urins.
rarely heard except in large cities and
will bc ably assisted by his companion artists.
The party will he ill Cumberland
on Wednesday, 27th, the concert being
held In the Ilo-llo Theatre at 8.00 p.m.
sharp . This is an exceptional opportunity for music lovers. Don't miss
It.
Heyland Beats
McNaughton In
Tennis Final
The final In the Men's Singles nt
the Cumberland Tennis Club's Board
Court resulted in a win for A. T. Heyland who easily accounted for Dr.
G. Ker McNaughton, winning 7-5 and
ti'4. Heyland. Handicap was -30
and Mc.Vaugbton's -15.
To Play Alberni
A party composed of Hie Misses
Beatrice Bickle and G. Oliver and
Messrs A. T. Heyland, G. Ker McNaughton, T. M, Graham, T. Graham
Jr., C. C. Graham and P. Graham will
leave at noon today (Saturday) for
Alberni where they will play a picked team from the Alberni Clubs. Poit
Alberni will be played on Saturday
anil the Alberni team on Sunday. Return games will he played In Cumberland in the near future.
Slovens Shield
Kntrles for the Stevens Shield
which is open to members of any club
In the district are now being called
for. The entrance fee is 50c. Tim
Stevens Shield is n challenge shield
and is for Men's Singles. A. T. Heyland is the present holder and as be
is playing right at the top of his
form the contestants from the outside clubs will have to play a hard
game to beat the present holder. The
competition for the Ladles' Singles
will also be held .at the some time for
which the Cumberland Club gives a
challenge Cup and which is held ut
the present time by Miss Beatrice
Bickle.
Your attention is drawn to tbe fa.l
that It Is getting time to prepare for
Christmas. You should coll In al
Mrs. Francescini. and see the beautiful Stamped Pillow Cases, Night
Dresses, Buffett Sets. Ten Cloths, cle
that are now In stock. Call and
make an early choice for your needs
In the fancy work line. Hemstitching a Specialty.
P. P. Harrison
And Party Will
Visit Riding
Tiie well-known pleasure boat,
"Murbros" pulled oul from Royston
wharf on Thursday afternoon with a
distinguished party on board. Mr. \'.
V. Harrison, who was returned at tho
last provincial election to represent
tiie Comox Hiding) is visiting the outlying places of his constituency and
accompanying him nre .Messrs. \v.
Merrifield, .). L. lirown. Robert Brown
and nunc McNIven, The trip is be-
Ing undertaken by Messrs. j. l, and
It. Brown in the nature of a holiday.
Lots of "Good Hals" were placed on
board on Thursday and with fishing
tackle all in the best of shape, a good
trip should be the result. With Mr.
Harrison it wlll he more in the shape
of a business trip, as he Is anxious to
find oul from the voters in thc outlying places, just what their needs
are so that when the legislature meets
he will he able to impart to the house,
should the occasion arise, first baud
I Information on the needs of the ne_-
I tiers. PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1924.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
I When we have strutted our brief hour
and gone oft' the stage, little enough
Published every Saturday morning at I u,e world will miss us.
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1924.
GOSSIP
What is the cure tor gossip? Simply
culture. There is a great deal of
gossip that has mi malignity in it.
Good-natured people talk about their
neighbors because—and only because
—they have nothing else lo talk aboul.
Gossip is always a personal confession of either malice or Imbecility,
and the young people should not only
shun it, but should, with the mosl
careful watchfulness, guard themselves against every temptation to indulge in it. It is low, frivolous, and I a Ume Hie folks of the living gcnera-
too often a dirty business. There are ' tlon will point with pride to you as a
country neighborhoods in    which    it j grandfather,       Some  consolation   In
The day yon die will be as full of
life aud song and joy and laughter
as was the day that you were born.
Both events interest only a very smail
circle. And out in the quiet graveyard, where you will lie at rest, lovers
will cone in the days of June, and sit
on your lonely grave and wear off the
grass and contract bad poetry and
worse rheumatism, while they burden
thc haunted air with liabial confectionery.
But at home, how will your name
be blessed? Your vices will be forgotten, your virtues will he multiplied
and exaggerated. At home, they will
miss you and greater and greater will
you grow from year to year, until as
time rolls on the path of your family
record will grow up in weeds and you
will be obliterated entirely.     But for
merchant himself. A little courtesy
handed out to customers when they
enter the store will keep them coming
hack for more.
And the beauty of it is that it costs
nothing.
Since courtesy is so reliable and so
cheap, dig in, get your share and put
it into play.
THE WAY OF SOME FOLKS
rages like a pest. Churches are spill
ln pieces by U. Neighbors make enemies for life by it . lu many persons it degenerates into a chronic disease which is practically Incurable
When you want Printing, you take
your order to a I .'inter—Why mil
take your order for Personal Greeting Christmas Cards to a Printer?
Think it over. Samples may he seen
any time at the office of The Cumberland Islander.
THE  DAY  YOU  DIE
To note the tight listed manner in
which some men hold on to their dollars they have accumulated you would
think they expected in remain on this
earth lor ever. The fact of the
matter is that most of us are not going to be here for many years and
when the driver of the hearse steps
on tbe gas coming back from the cemetery, the squabble for that little pile
of gold you have saved will be on.
How comforting to man is the assurance that his family are the only folks
in the world that will remember him
when he goeth to his long home and
the mourners go about the streets in
their hurry to get  his  funeral over,
thut. But your money will soon he
scattered and the home you built will
decay. Metier put those dollars to
doing good for others right now and
get some real joy out of life yourself.
THE VALUE OF COURTESY
There are certain tilings that cost
nothing and yet yield greater dividends than the highest and most desirable securities on' the market.
Among ihe most profitable of these
is "courtesy."
A smile, a cheerful greeting, a pleasant word or two, a willingness to
please, a sunny disposition, all help
to strengthen the bonds of friendship
between merchant and customer.
Tlle business world has no place
for the grouch or person of sour disposition. So far as intelligence is
concerned he may he superior, but if
he has not learned the value of courtesy his future ill the commercial
world is nol very promising.
Many business men who find their
trade slipping away from them fait
io understand why. Their merchandise is the very best, their prices are
reasonable, and yet the trade prefers   to   patronize  their  competitors.
Very often the remedy lies with the
f^estoriaf
\£)   Shoes
Tailor Made* £ov Partieulai'Tfacl*
You Buy Tailored Clothes-
Why Not Buy Tailored Shoes?
You choose a tailored suit, because it is made
from choice material, by skilled hands, and is
made to your size in a style that suits you.
For exactly the same reason, you should buy
tailor-made shoes. Astoria, All-Leather Shoes
are tailor-made —to your size, and in
styles that suit your foot. Astoria
material is flawless. Astoria Shoes
are made faultlessly.
Good shoes, like good clothes,
wear longer—the value is there.
Cavin's Shoe Store
i
Boys' Clothing
Our first consignment of
Fancy Tweeds, sizes 2(i to
$6.75,   $9.50,   $10.00,
Boys'  Suits  in  Blue and
!0.     Prices ranging from
$11.00
Tweed Pants, per pair in prices ranging from
$1.95,  $2.50,  $2.90
Bovs' Stockins, all sizes
40c,  50c
Extravagances account for the positive crimes, the forgeries, the ab-
scondings of the officers of batiks and
for the great majority of divorces.
The father's, the husband's craft capsized by carrying too much domestic
sail. That is what springs the leak
In the merchant's cash register. That
Is what cracks the pistol of the suicide. That ls what tears down banks
That Is what stops growing business
concerns. That Is what halts families again and again in the triumphal
march of prosperity.
It is not unusual for a woman's apparel, even In modest circles, to cost
one thousand dollars a year. Things
have got to such a pass that when we
cry over our sins in church we wipe
tiie tears away with a two-dollar
pocket handkerchief. Here is what
is happening iu far too many homes
today:
A newly married pair enter a home
that Is plain but beautiful. The contentment of the honeymoon goes with
them and they are supremely happy,
as God intended they should be.
Before many months discontent
knocks at the door. There Is desire
for larger expenditure. Envy and
jealousy have crept into that home.
Then come the charge accounts at
the big department stores. The golf
club, the bridge party, the parting of
the ways, and extravagance rides in
a new automobile that has replaced
the old touring car ln which they
once had so much fun. They are
getting on and meeting other people
who move on a larger scale. Then,
the saddest thing of all, they drop Ihe
good old friends, and are lost in the
dust of the road.
The clouds have gathered and the
assignee arrives as the storm breaks.
The sheriff puts his placard on the
home. The creditors swarm about
like files to pester them. Tlle old
friends now taunt them and death and
hell sit on the hearthstone.
Simple little story that flavors of
tragedy, hut really it Is a farce. A
farce so common as to attract but
little notice, but found oftener In the
big city than in the small town, thauk
God.
Special Curtain
MUSUN SALE
This Week Only
White and Cream Marquisette with Hemstitched and Insertion borders
Values at 3 yards for $1.
.
Sale Price 5 yards for
$1.00
White      Marquisette,     with
fancy   Insertion   and   Hemstitched   border.   Values   at
7&C. per yard
Sale Price, per yard
50c
Better   quality   Marquisette,
with Allover Self-figures nnd
 I     Spots. Values at 90c CA«
§5     Sale Price, per yard   OU_,
Colored Marquisettes,
Values at 75c per yard
Special Sale Price, per yard
While Marquisette, with All-
over Small Spots aud frilled
edge. Reg. $1.25 ^Cp
Special Value, per yd • "*/>
..-inch White and Eoril
Scotch Madras Muslins. Values at 90c per yard C(\n
Special Sale Price, yd. OUC
suitable  for  Side   Curtains,
50c
Special Bargains
in Voile and Marquisettes Curtain Muslin, with colored
figures on white grounds. Values to $1.25 yd. Crt«_
=&   Special Sale Price, per yard _.._  Ol/C
Watch for our Saturday
Evening Specials from 6.30
to 8.30 only.
W
_^___s^
Fall
cMillinety
Special *
Showing
Saturday of
the Newest
American and
European
Models in
Ladies'
Trimmed Hats
Mounts and
Bandeaus
■    m
■     i
Sidelights ou a Great Industry
UNIQUE ORDER
For BIG TIMBER
B.C. FORESTS ASKED TO DELIVER 125 PIECES SCALING
A MILLION FEET
Costly Industrial Machinery Will
Enable Filling of Outstanding
Specification.
Hoys' Khaki
Knickers, Pair
■     $1.00
Hoy Scout
Shoes, Per pr,
$1.65
Boys' Blouses
Price each at
$1.00      I
§1 LECKIES SHOES FOR BOYS IN ALL SIZES g
HI Boys' Suspenders, Price each §|
■ 40c,   50c 1
A. McKinnon
a
Recently an oflicial representing
the Domniion Government came to
Britisli Columbia with an order in
his pocket for 125 pieces of squared
timber of unique strength and record
dimension, to fill an extraordinary engineering specification.
To give some idea of the size of
these timbers thc total hoard measurement of the 125 pieces approaches
one million feet. They must also he
without defect.
A search of their limits for trees
to produce these huge sticks will he
made by prominent B. C. logging
firms, and there is no douht but that
tiie "goods" will be found, and delivered.
The incident Illustrates the wonderful quality of British Columbia's
timber stand. Only the Douglas fir
area of the Pacific Const could fill on
order for timbers of such strength,
size and soundness.
Cosily Equipment
At the same time, only thc costly
modern equipment installed by the
loggers will enable the logs for this
order to be yarded and transported
from the woods, nnd only the up-to-
the minute machinery of the manufacturer will permit their sawing and
squaring to the required dimension.
Millions upon millions of dollars
have been sunk in the equipment
necesasry to handle the harvesting of
B.C.'s timber crop, and millions more
in the machinery for its conversion
Into finished timber. But for this in
(Mistrial Investment, not only the oflicial from Otlawa, hut the buyers of
the world, would ask In vain for the
delivery of the big timbers from British Columbia's forests.
Just arrived a large shipment of Silks comprising
heavy weight Black Duchess Silk in 3C-inch width.
Special Price fl»Q Art
Per'yard   tPO.UU
36-inch Pailette Silks in shades of Navy, Cerise, French
Blue, Navaho, Pumpkin, Beige, Tobacco, Lemon, Dove,
White and Black. (fi-t   (?A
Special Value, per yard   «P-_-•<)"
Special Values in Spun Silk in Flesh and tJJJi Of?
White.     Per yard   -Pl.£t)
411-inch Crepe De Chene, in
shades of Peacock, Sky, Nile,
Card, lleige. Steel Grey, Tobacco and White
Special value, yd.
$1.65    ■
Campbells  §
Christmas Cards in great variety will soon be arriving at
The Islander Office. See our samples before placing your
order.   Our Slogan "Cards a little better than the rest"
Jam Special
This series of articles communicated by the Timber Industries
Council  of  British  Columbia.
Comox Strawberry
Jam
High grade Comox Valley berries plus pure sugar and made under
perfect sanitary conditions.    For sale at all local grocers at
85c per 41b. Tin
To those who have used this delicious jam this advertisement may
have no appeal, except so far as the price is concerned, but if you
are one of the unfortunates who have not as yet partaken of- this
delectable local food product, you would be wise to try a sample
tin.
Every tin carries our own guarantee as to quality.
Get the habit of using local produce on every opportunity. You
not only get the best products on the market but you help keep
your money in local circulation.
REMEMBER-
It's Guaranteed if
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1924,
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE FIVE
TRENCH ORGANQIE
J-or Social €orr&$pph'<%pf)c p.'
Jhp paper that's jjo'ot/ tp'Uir.ift\ upQG*
Pattullo Supports
Absentee Vote
VICTORIA, Aug. 15.—Hon.    T.    0.
Pattullo,    minister    of    lands,    has
j P.P.HARRISON
'      Barrister and Solicitor
> Notary Public
CUMBERLAND - •  B. C.
come out In a written statement
In support of the absentee vote.
Wliile irregularities are always
found at election time, he claims,
a grave injustice would be done thousands of voters in this province if th3
absentee vote were done away with.
The great amount of seasonal employment In British Columbia necessitates many men and even women being nway from their own polling
places on election day.
The shortest day in the year is the
one before a note falls due.
)T2I__l-_ai-_!l_!
VSl!l_I_M_ll_[_l_!_r_H_[_ffl
"Wait for it!"
We arc expecting to receive our Superb Sample
Books of Private Greeting Christmas Cards within the
next few days. It will pay you to wait and see these
samples before placing your order. We will have some
of thc finest Christmas Cards ever produced-they are
manufactured in British Columbia and printed right
here in Cumberland at the/ office of
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO OBDEB.
Pressing    •    Cleaning    .    Repairs
Telephone I.     •    P. 0. Box 17
CUMBERLAND, B. V.
King George Hotel
Victor Bonora, Proprietor
FIRST CLASS
ACCOMMODATION
Excellent Cuisine
1      (   Heated Throughout
Dunsmuir Avenue—Cumberland, B.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE    AGENT
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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DR.  R.. B.   DIER  AND  DR.
W  .BRUCE  GORDON
Dental Surgeons
Olllce:  Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Educational
Survey Shows Few
Weak Points
VICTORIA, Aug. 15.—Thanks to the
general efficiency of the educational
system of British Columbia, the long-
educational survey, now in progress,
is disclosing few weak points. Drs.
Putman and Weir have held public
meetings In Vlctorin, Vancouver and
many other centres, where they have
listened to the complaints and suggestions of all who cared to appear
before them. However, while there
will probably be several minor
changes in the system, little improvement can he made on the present
policy without the expenditure of
vast sums of money, and even then
It is accepted that there is little but
praise due the splendid school system
in this western province.
Province Has Sinking
Fund Of $18,064,689
VICTORIA, Aug. IB.—British Columbia's provincial sinking funds are
twice as large as those of Ontario, Its
nearest rival, and more than half, as
large as those of the Federal Government, according to figures issued hy
the Dominion Securities Corporation,
of Toronto, one of Canada's chief financial firms. This province has piled
up a sinking fund of $18,064,689, while
the Dominion Government's sinking
funds are listed at $.5,890,934. Ontario's sinking funds only amount to
$7,486,5.2.
Cheap Fares
For Harvesters
VICTORIA, Aug. 15— For the first
time, harvesters from the Okanagan
and Central British Columbia will en-
Joy a special rate to tlle prairies tills
year. The labor department, under
Hon. A. E. Manson ,has secured a general rate of $10 to Edmonton or Calgary and a half-cent per mile from
there to destination. The same rates
apply westward after harvest,
The EYE
EXCLUSIVELY
Refraction and Muscular
R. KAPLANSKY, O. D.
Graduate Optometrist and Optician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
MEDICAL FUND BUILDING
Hours: 1.30 to 5.30—7 to 9p.m.
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL   DELIVERY
Delivered to All Parts of District.
Coal, Wood and Goods of Any Hind
ASHES REMOVED
MODERATE CHARGES
TELEPHONE
53 TE
TELEPHONE
High School Exams.
Are Cheaper Here
VICTORIA, Aug. 15—Comparison
of figures shows that the Entrance
and High School examinations have
been conducted in this province much
cheaper than elsewhere in Canada.
The cost per capita is little more than
half of that for the eastern province
of Ontario. Considering the scattered school population and the much
smaller number of candidates, this
record is considered something to be
proud of by Hon. Dr. MacLean, minister of education.
When you want Printing, you take
your order to a Printer—Why not
lake your order for Personal Greeting Christmas Cards to a Printer?
Think it over. Samples may be seen
any time at the olllce of Thc Cumberland Islander.
Turning Barbers' Talk
To Good Purpose
Man Is said to be a social animal,
enjoying the company and conversation of his fellows. But though most
can talk not all are talkative. Between strangers the conversation
often lags. With barbers It is different, their loquacity being proverbial and their takativeness contagious. Some barbers can make the
most reticent shavee talk, and the result is discussion ot some sort. The
barber draws out his patron, especially if he is a stranger iii the
place, and incidentally passes on to
him his own views on polities, religion, the liquor problem und anything and everything else that will
make talk.
Community gossip gravitates to the
barber shop as readily as water flows
down hill, und the tonsorial parlor
becomes a centre of news and comment. Barber ssop discussion is of
the most free-for-all character, with
no limitations as to the subject and
no handicaps as to time. In a very
real sense it is a community forum,
where the common people speak their
minds. While too much Importance
ls not to be attached to discussions
of this sort, they have possibilities
not to be ignored, for what passes as
the common knowledge of the average citizen ls a hodge podge derived
from many sources.
In these days ot propaganda it was
to be expected that somebody would
conceive the idea of directing bar-
bars' talk into productive channels.
Even Ihose who reckon barber shop
talk at low value will see that this
scheme promises at least to raise it
to a higher level. An occasional
visit to uieeetings of the chamber undoubtedly would give the average barber a different view on his part in
community building, but the thought
occurs that local patrons of the shop
might also help by injecting sound
argument into the discussions.
The barber, like the hotel man,
conies into contact with strangers visiting the community, and he may give
to the visitors good or bad opinions
of the place. The idea, therefore,
of getting the barber on the right
side of community matters is good in
tliat it is designed to make a favorable impression upon the strangers
within lhe gales. Community building must he founded of course in the
good opinion of the citizens themselves. They must have faith in their
community; they must be jealous of
its good name, loyal to Its Institutions and its aims. Some folks will
say of their community that what
they would be loath to say of their
worst enemy, not realizing that in
damning their home town they are
damning themselves also; for a town
Is what its citizens make it. It is u
good start in community upbuilding
to get all the folks, including those
In the barber shops, to thinking and
speaking well of their town. The
idea Is so good that it should be used
generally.
DECLINE TO DISCUSS
ISLAND NAME CHANGE
VICTORIA, Aug. 12.—The City
Council last night fought shy of a
discussion on the proposal to change
the name of Vancouver Island. As
soon as the receipt of a communication was announced from Post No. 3,
Native Sons of Britisli Columbia. Nanaimo, setting forth their objections
to the proposal Alderman Woodward
proposed it he filed before it was read.
"We are not proposing to change
the name, why are they writing to us
about It?"
.Mayor Hay ward thought It was an
Important subject and the letter
should be read.
After the letter was read, Alderman
Woodward insisted the enclosure
(a two-column newspaper clipping)
should be read.
The whole was then lllcd without
discussion.
PETER McNIVEN
...TRUCK AND  GENERAL DELIVERY.
Coal, Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
___     PETER McNIVEN—CUMBERLAND
PJIONK 150     ___
'@.adiaK <Bj§)
^m/emiai
WHISKY
Are sold under a triple guarantee.
As to Quality
By tlle manufac-
turers whose
name and trademarks are their
most valuable
commercial asset.
As to Age
By the stamp
of the Dominion
Government
over the capsule of every
bottle.
As to Genuineness
By the fact
that they
can be pur-
chased through
lawful channels.
Read the label on the bottle.
Read the Government Stamp over the
capsule of every bottle.
DISTILLED AND BOTtLED BY
Hiram Walker & Sons, Limited
WALKERVILLE   -   ONTARIO
Moniretl, Que.
Distillers of Fine
Whiskies since 1858
London, ting.
New York, U.S.A.
Tliis advertisement is not published or displayed hy the Liquor
Control Board or hy thc Government of British Columbia.
W-2 PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1924.
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THE careless printer who doesn't keep up with modern
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The buying public is beginning to appreciate good work and
demand the latest and best in type design.
Our superior and modern equipment, magnificent line of
stock, together with many years of experience at the
trade, enables us to do only work of attractive and artistic
appearance.
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UNITED ATTACK TO BE MADE ON PREMIER AT NELSON
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There's nothing more refreshing, cooling, appetizing these days than a glass of gootl, wholesome
beer.
"Cascade" and "U.B.C.", coming to you direct
from B. C.'s model brewing plant, are certain to satisfy.
Order at the Government Vendors today!
VAN*
UJVLl.
BREWERIES LIMITED
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo  Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Praotical Barber, and Hairdresser, Shampooing, Singeing,
Massaging,    Scalp    Treatment.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C, B.A.
ARCHITECT
60. B.C. Permanent Loan Bid..
PHONE 3.1.      VICTORIA, BX.
OPPOSES SCRIPTURE
READING IN SCHOOL
NANAIMO, Aug. 12.—Dr. Edward.,
most worshipful master of the Grand
Orange Lodge of British North America, addressed a meeting in Foresters hall last evening on Orangeism.
He strongly opposed the recent suggestion which was being endorsed by
many Protestant ministers to have
the Scriptures read in the public
schools, believing it was paving the
way for the Roman Catholic church
to demand separate schools. He
spoke ot many charitable institutions
which he claimed were being maintained in Canada at tremendous cost,
to care for orphans, and said It was
the Intention of the order to continue
to spend money in this way until no
orphan child would he compelled lo
enter a Cuthollc Institution. He said
the Human Catholic church deserved
great credit for the manner in which
it took care of Its children and the
zeal displayed might be well copied
by Protestants.
AUTOMOBILES AND
THE BATTLEFIELD
An informal opening meeting was held in Vancouver Tuesday
by members of the Conservative, Provincial and Labor Parties
when it was decided to call the executives of the three parties to
a joint conference to decide on procedure leading to the placing
ol'.ii joint candidate in the field to oppose Premier Oliver for the
By-Electibn of August 23rd.
The conviction was expressed that the one chance to beat the
premier was a united front, and that by a united front they would
they would beat him.
Hon. W. Sloan, Minister of Mines, is now in Nelson organizing
the Liberal forces of the interior city. Advices from the Capital
indicate that several of the cabinet will take part in the campaign.
"The battlefields of France are
safer than the American highways,"
remarked Mr. House, a magistrate ln
New York traffic court.
"I am disgusted and discouraged."
he said. "In eighteen months the
United States lost 48,000 killed In
France, but in a corresponding period
just closed we had 00,000 persons killed by motor-cars, including 25.00')
children."
This Is a ghastly record of unnec-
cessary slaughter. The blame tor
this huge casualty list must be distributed between the drivers of the
automobiles and pedestrians. Botli
classes are equally culpable and
neither should stand strictly on their
own traffic rights when there is any
danger.
An automobile is not a toy to be
played with; it is au engine of destruction when In the hands of careless drivers—Vancouver Evening Sun..
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Ti:is ndvei'tisuiih'iil  i.i not published or diapluyed by the Liquor
funtrol Board or by i!i" Govi-rnnienl of British Columbia.
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
REPAIRING,     OVERHAULING,     ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   AND   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS       ....       Royston
Phone 134M Courtenay Exchange
MANN'S
BAKERY
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pasteries
Grand selection — See our window
APPLE, PINEAPPLE AND RAISIN PIE
to tickle tired Palates and awaken sleepy appetites
Fresh Every Day.
SATURDAY SPECIALS
DOUGHNUTS
Just a Treat
Lemon Slices —Lemon Custards — Lemon Pies
with a crisp brown outside and a tender flavored inside.
Hot Pies.
Telephone 18 Cumberland.
A. A. Brown
General Hauling
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
ASHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Please leave jour orders at office,
Mrs. King's Stationery Store
Phone 5(1.
SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO
Or Phone 15 Union Hotel
CUMBERLAND TRANSFER
A, A. Brown
t
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.     Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
WANTED
WANTED-TO RENT OR LEASH
MOTION PICTURE THEATRE OR
HALL IN SMALL TOWN ON VANCOUVER ISLAND. WOULD PURCHASE ALL EQUIPMENT AT LOW
PRICE. WRITE STATING THE
TERMS TO P.O. DRAWER 430
THE ISLANDER. 31
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
It was a one-piece bathing suit.,
She wore It In the water,
The woolly thing shrank lar above
To where it hadn't oughter.
SYNOPSIS OF
LMACTMIMENTS
"SATISFIED"
When policyholders unsolicited, write and congratulate the Company on results, "there must be a
reason."
F. H. Buker of Brockville, Ont., writes:
"Dear Sirs: Enclosed herewith you will find
cheque for $62.94, being one year's premium on
Policy No. 24,179. I may say that I am surprised at the large reduction in my premium.
This is much better than I had hoped for in this
respect, and I wish to congratulate the Company."
The Dominion Life Assurance
Company
T. HUMPHRIES, Manager for Vancouver Island.
406-7 Pemberton Bldg., Victoria, B. C.
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
For Sale by Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over lti yearB ot age,
and by aliens on declaring Intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement tor agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls.
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,.
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies ot
which can be obtained tree ot charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not timberland, i.e, carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west ot the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, In which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Orant can be
received.
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land Ib ?5
per acre, and second-class (grazing),
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease;
of Crown lands ls given ln Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
sturapage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding SO
acres, may bs leased aB homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may he leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Act the Province Is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
hud. SATURDAY, AUGUST ID, 1924.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
I*
PREVENT FOREST FIRES-IT PAYS.
FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, FRAMES,
INTERIOR TRIM AND
GENERAL FACTORY WORK
Wrtte For Prices to
THE MOORE-WHITTINGTON
LUMBER CO., LTD.
Office 211-0 Bridge Street, Victoria, B.G.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.M Kit KIFI ELI),   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT  CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTOBIA, B. C.
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
mi Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds ot Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop in and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent in Cumberland, wbo
will advise you ou any work you wish
to bave done.
Oor   Work   and   Service
Will Please Von it     ::
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTOBIA, B.C.      -      Phone -SO.
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TUNER
HALIFAX  TO DON GALA ATTIRE.
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co
Car   For  Hire
Dependable Car—Careful Driver
When in need of a car
see
GEO. MASON
 PHONE	
Royal Candy Or Residence
25 22
CUMBERLAND
When you are In need of a
Plumbing tt Heating Engineer, See
R. RUSHTON
Phone 124
Courtenay
Phone 157
Cumberland
Your   needs   wlll   receive   Immediate
atttentlon.
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning: and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
BEEF. VEAL, MUTTON AND
PORK
Fresh and Cured Fish
*\    HOTELS AND CAMPS    T
| SPECIALLY CATERED TO I
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
W. P. Symons   • ■    Proprietor
______
AND THEN I
TOOK UP GOLF
(By the Office Dog)
(With Apologies to Walt Mason)
I used to buck a football line and
| bust 'em right and left;  my skill al
j dodging tacklers, to say the least, was
deft.     But now to niouut a flight of
steps will  make  me pant and  colt,
There's only one amusement left;   1
think I'll take up  golf.      I used to'
chase a tennis ball with ardor and
with  vim,  but  it's  too  strenuous  a
game, my eyesight's getting dim.     In
; olden time at knlckerbockcred men I
; used to scolt; But now I'm gottlng old
[ myself, I think I'll take up golf. Time
' was when I could hold my own upon
tho canvas mat, and I could box and
| swim, and ride, and all such things
j as that;   The gentle  pastime of Ihe
I links would draw from me a loft; But
j now I've lost my strength and "pep"
! I'll have to take up golf.     So soon
I I'll don my nifty "knlcks" a senile.
silly nut, and join the old "gas engine
gang" with  many a  putt-putt-putt;;
There'd bo one consolation, if I could
only quolf some nineteenth hole for-
One hundred and seventy-iive years ago, .olonel
the Honorable Edward Cornwallis, twin-brother
of the gay Archbishop of Canterbury, and uncle to
Lord Cornwallis who surrendered to Washington at
Yorktown, Bailed Hi» Majesty's ship "Sphinx," followed by her tall, wooden sisters, "Merry JackB,"
"Fair Lady" and eleven more, Into what ll to-day
Halifax hiirbor. It was esteemed a great fleet for
those long ago days and the voyage across the Atlan-
t tic took many weeks. Halifax is to-day a thriving,
modern city and a great port, but she forgets not
the brave Englishmen who laid the firm foundations
on which she is builded
The first fortnight of August will witness a carnival celebration in honor of Halifax's 175th birthday.
A replica of the "Sphinx" will sail into the harbor
and the landing of Cornwallis and his crew will be
re-enacted at some spot along the shores of Point
Pleasant Park. It is impossible to anchor where
the original "Sphinx" did, as a mass of piers belonging to a great oil industry now covers that part of
the harbor.
Clad in the picturesque costume of 1749, the im-
' personator of the founder of Halifax will itep ashore
with hla entourage atiu, joined oy tne waning throng,
proceed to some pretty glade in the Park or to tbe
grounds of Dalhousie University. There a pantomime of laying the foundation of what proved to
be a Citadel City and a fortress for Britain's esta_-
lishment on this continent, will take place. Indiana
and French in old-time dress will be In evidence.
Many entertainments an planned for the carnival
weeks; yacht races, regattas, horse races, atbletic
contests and military tattoos are some of them. The
carnival will coincide with the visit of the British
world-squadron of warships, and also the finish of
in international yacht race with 17 entries from New
Rochelle, N.Y., to Halifax. The Northwest Arm will
provide boating and bathing and delightful nookt for
picnics along its pretty shore. The unveiling of
the "Cross of Sacrifice," a fine memorial in honor
of the Nova Scotians who died at sea during tne
World War, will occur on the headlands of Point
Pleasant Park.
Nova Scotia la a truly delightful summer vacation-
land and draw, many tourists from far and near
each year. Halifax'* celebration will be an added
attraction for 1924 visitors to that sea province,
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Saving daylight is a big topic at this time §§
of the year.    Everyone endeavors to make |§
the most of the daylight hours.    In these ___
modern times, life each day is fuller, and *s
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There is no better aid to daylight saving than the S
telephone.     Nothing can help you more to make each _=
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miles it is all the same to the telephone.     The tele- m
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CUMBERLAND
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
Union Bay Road, Courtenay
UNION   HOTEL
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Comfort  and   Homelike   service.
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The Auto As A Leveler
There are no strangers on the open
roed . Therefore it is good for everyone to occasionally cast aside business and take to the road. The automobile has made this mode ot recreation within the reacli of all. There
are few so poor but they can command the price of a motor car—be it
nothing better than a second hand
and dilapidated flivver. The shining motor car of the millionaire and
the humble bus of the lowly tourist
are parked side by side In the open
spaces. They touch elbows for the
time and for the time ore brothers in
fact. Each gets an insight into the
other's vlewponlt of lire and a fraternity is established.
On the road the troubles of one nre
the troubles of many. Few there be
who will not halt to lend nld to a fellow traveler in distress. It is a free
masonry horn of nn idea that possesses all—to get away from the conventional and for the time being he
again a normal person, living In a
normal life and thinking normal
thoughts.
On thc open road the troubles or
our civilization ure cast aside and
those who take to the road are revealed in their true character, stripped of the things they pretend to be.
Should you doubt this world Is yet
a friendly old place, just wheel out
the old bus and take a flier Into the
great outdoors, equipped with only
a trying pan and a bit of canvas,
You wlll And that there is still such
a thing as hospitality in the land.
?       ?       ?
Nowadays no attention is paid to It
when a $15 per week man buys a new
auto out of his salary, nut when a
$6 per week girl sports a new silk
waist we soon hear there must be
something wrong.
WILDCAT WHIRL—CAMEL
CANTER TO GO—ENTER
THE WHISPER WALTZ
NEW YORK,—Plans have been outlined before the annual convention of
the International Association of
Dancing .Masters for the elimination
of extreme forms of dancing. Many
of the delegates agreed that the terp-
slohorean art was being carried to an
extreme and that it is time to call a
halt.
If tho plans outlined before the convention are carried out, the "wildcat
whirl," the "tiger twaddle" and the
"camel, canter"   will   be  replaced  by
the "whisper waltz."
M. P. Kavauaugh, who has been u
teacher of dancing for fifty-one years,
declared that the present-day dances
are not what they should be. "Everything is being carried to the extreme," he said. "It is time to call a
halt and get back to the steps that
were and always will be Ihe best."
Mrs. Anna Keenan ot Philadelphia
said the high school youths aud college boys are to blame for the present-day type of dancing.
"They go In for extremes; conservatism is not In their vocabulary.'' she
said.
CLEAR UP BEFORE
YOU CLEAR OUT
Motorists leave impressions of
themselves at their last camping
grounds.
If they don't care for anyone else
following them, they leave the
grounds with rubbish scattered about
and campflre smoldering. But they
should be as considerate for others
as they would want others to be for
them.
Rubbish should be cleared up, burned or buried in a ditch which shouid
be covered over. And the last smoking ash of a campflre should be deadened to avoid fire.
SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS
In all this welter of opinion and
comment on economy in government
It Is well that we retain a healthy
sense of values. Thai the tax burden Is a heavy one In these critical
and stressful days, goes without saying. Uut so long as we continue to pay
golden tributes to automobile manufacturers, lo lining stations, to moving picture places, to ice cream parlors, to cigar stands, and to a host of
other dealers in luxuries, there is but
little sanity or good citizenship In
any movement that looks toward a
curtailment of school revenues.
The   Famous   McClary
Electric Range
Protected Elements    —    Indicating Lamps
—Reciprocating Switches—
Seamless, easily cleaned ovens
To cook electrically with one of these ranges
IS CHEAPER
than using coal.
No soot, no ashes, no hot kitchens.
25 per cent, saved on your meat bill owing to
non-shrinkage.
Everything in favor of the busy housewife.
Let us show you.
Fans        —        Washing Machines        —        Irons
Vacuum Cleaners —        Toasters
Grills        — Etc.
Everyappliance sold by us of the best make only and
we   are   HERE   TO   MAKE   IT   RIGHT   should
you be in any way, shape or form disappointed.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Hours for Sprinkling and Irrigating purposes are
Morning 7 to 8 a.m.
Night 7 to 9 p.m.
Watering Sidewalks, Streets Etc, must be discontinued
Effective July 6th, 1924.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS CO.
Limited.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. PAGE FOUR
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 192-1.
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CUMHERLAND, B.C.
(G. H. WYCHERLEY)
"The General Store With A General Purpose"
P.O. Drawer 100
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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WE have a large quantity of Fall Goods on hand such as Ladies' Exclusive
Hats, Ladies' Coats and Ladies' Suits. All of our present models will not
he repeated. It would be well for you to make an early call and get your
choice of the very latest styles. Our Ladies' Fall Coats with Fur Collars and
Cuffs are the latest creations. We have no old stock carried over from last
winter.   Our prices run from $12.00 up to $65.00.
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Our Shoe Stock is the largest and best assorted in the City
Here are a few of our new lines:
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and Working Shoes
Gent's Fine Calf Blucher Cut Shoe d»A  (?A
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"Leckie's new last. Per pair ,  tPOallU
Gent's Brown Calf Blucher Shoe, in E lit-(PD  PA
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Gent's Black Calf Blucher, made on the (fiO  PA
army last, E fitting, a Murray Shoe. Per pr tPO.tJU
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Per pair 	
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We are extra strong on Men's Work Shoes.    The qaul-
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Men's High Leg Work Shoe, Leckie's best
with nails. Per pair	
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Our new line of Young Men's Suits at
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REASONABLE PRICES, THE MERCANTILE IS
THE PLACE TO SHOP. WORK SHIRTS, WORK
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Ladies' 12-inch "Hiking" Shoes,
New Dancing Slippers
Special fpr the Ladies. The "Hiking' Shoe, 12-inch leg,
Best Made (fi-t -t   A A
Per pair  Jpll.UU
We have the Hiking Pants, Blouses and Shoes. We
can fit you out in style.
Ladies Brown Town Oxfords, the latest in
foot wear, Per pair, only	
Ladies' Log Cabin "Buckskin" 1 strap (fif} rft
Shoe, new fall goods. Per pair  .pU.OU
Ladies' Glace Kid 1 strap House Shoe, with
rubber heels. Per pair	
All of our "Hollywood" Sandals, to clear at (J» A OP
Per pair    ty^.ii.O
We have four new lines in Ladies' Dancing Slippers.
Call and see them.
We look after the Boy, Girl and Baby. We have a
a large stock to choose from. Come in and ask us to
show you our "Ontario" Shoe, in Brown Calf. You,
cannot equal this anywhere.
5x7«p£. 5U,   8x10 tp0.4U> 11x2   tp4.UU
For Boys, we have the Leckie Shoe, in various weights.
Strong, Medium and Light.
In a cheaper Shoe, we have the "Sterling" brand. A
good All — Leather Shoe..
$6.50
$1.85
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It Always Pays
To Buy Th<
Best Buiiqj
Material
We can supply any kind ot building material iii
any quality or quantity.
We also can supply th. labor necessary to use
building material to the beat advantage.
Therefore, entrust your building problems to us,
and let us prove to you.
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Any Order or Enquiry
Edwards and Orr
PRACTICAL BUILDERS, SELLING BUILDING
MATERIAL
Union Bay Road, Courtenay
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Phone 17 P. 0. Box 62
DWELLING IS
COMPLETELY
DESTROYED
COURTENAY,—On Wednesday afternoon at about three-thirty the
farm building and dwelling bouse of
Mr, and .Mrs. Robert Cessford on the
Condensory Rood were completely
destroyed by fire. Uesidos this loss
a team of horses, n valuable bull and
many head ot other stock were d'J-
.-■.u oyed,
Tho lire, ll Is thought, was caused
by a Dash of lightning which struck
Ihe barn. Al lhe time of the catus-
n-oplii: (here was a fierce thunder and
lightning storm, purely local in the
Cessford vicinity. Some of the fitr-
iiiiui-e in the house was saved by the
efforts of the men from the Dawson*
Taylor Logging Co., who are carrying
on operations close by.
Mr. and Mrs. Cessford are pioneers
of the district, bnving lived here for
nearly forty years and the lire of
Wednesday has caused a distinct loss
ns Ihere was only nominal insurance
carried.
number of about seventy, went to
Oyster River where they held a most
enjoyable picnic. Transportation
from Courtenay was free and refreshment, were also provided by the members of the lodge.
In the afternoon a program of
sports was carried out ond thoroughly enjoyed by all present. A ladder
golf competition was keenly contested and won by Mr. Walter Woodhus.
Other pastimes engaged In were lish-
Ing and bathing, the picnickers arriving home to Courtenny at about
nine o'clock.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
HOLD ENJOYABLE
PICNIC SUNDAY
COURTENAY,— Last Sunday the
members of Tsolum Lodge, Knights
of Pythias, and their friends to the
Mr. W. J. Hagarty Is away nt Vancouver on business.
Mr. J. II. Maclntyre paid a business
visit to the mainland this week.
* *   *
Mr. H. Smith of Victoria, was a visitor to the district this week and was
one of those who enjoyed the Board
of Trade Picnic.
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Mrs. A. H. Peterson, Mr. Kenneth
and Miss Margaret Peterson are visiting at the home of Mrs. Woodhus.
Oyster River. They are from Duncan.
Be careful, son, if you are wise,
And do not make a break,
You'll find the girl witli dreamy eyes
Is very much awake.
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Another Open
Air Dance
will be held at the
ROYSTON TENNIS COURT
The best Open Air Dance Floor on the Island
Sat, August 16th
Moody's Orchestra
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Attend this Dance while the weather is good
HUNTERS!
Before buying your Guns ami Ammunition for the
coming season which opens September 13th, call and
inspect our complete line of Shot Guns, Rifles, Hunters' Clothing, Compasses, Knives, Cleaning Kits, Rust
Removers, Oils, Etc., Etc.
All kinds of Metallic, and Shells, comprising tho
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,
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In every sorts of building materials,
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TYEE RUNNING
IN COMOX BAY
The Tyee run is now on In Coniox
Bay, several lisli between forty and
fifty pounds having fallen to the
hands of more than one Knight of
the trolling line during the past week
Mr. Frank Movlt. upset the superstition about the 18th being an unlucky
day by lauding a big 44-pounder Inst
Wednesday, after a hard but thrilling fight. Frank used a No. 7 Superior Brass Wobbler spoon which ho
obtained from the I'lket Electric,
Courtenay,
Fred Stephens 1;  Austen  McLeod 2.
Girls' Swimming, under 16—Gwendoline Fatrbairn 1; Muriel McPhee 2.
Boys' Naval League Race—R. Horn-
lal 1; J. Perez 2; John Prain 3.
j    Ladies' Tug ot War, winning team
[—Mrs.  Wynne  (Captain)  Edna Caw-
I dell,   Bernadlne   Shannon,   Kathleen
! Williams,  Mrs.  Bisbet, Mrs.  Duncan,
] Mrs. Frnser and Mrs. McLennan.
j    Men's  Tug ot War,  winning  team
—J. .McKenzie (Captain) c. Erickson,
■ W. Lelghton, 11. Fraser, W. Whinims,
' A. Fletcher, W. Lewis and L. Berke-
i ley.
COURTENAY-COMOX
BOARD OF TRADE
GENEROUS HOSTS
(Continued From Page One)
tended in a body. Many district visitors from out of town were seen.In
the throng and tbey all had the time
of their lives. The tug of war was a
great pull, the team from the "Hot
Shot" Logging Company with Bill
Lewis as anchor man winning. The
ladles also had a tug of war, the team
winning being captained by Mrs.
Wynne. A refreshment booth presided over hy Mr. Theed Pearse, president of the Board of Trade was well
patronized. Mr. Pearse was assisted by Messrs. Johnny .McKenzie, Fraser Blscoe, Billy Rockwell, Fred Field
and several other members. Al seen o'clock the crowd began to go
home and by eight the? pinickers had
all began the trek for town.
Tlle sports program follows:
Boys' Race, under 8 years—Ted.
Frnser 1; II. McKenzie 2; Lloyd Lewis 3.
Girls' Race, under S years—Mai
orie Chase 1; Mildred Coleman 2;
.Mamie Nisbet 3.
Boys, under 12 years—Fred Cawdell 1; John Davis 2; Arthur Qiiiun 3.
Girls, under 12 years—Irene Lister
1; Pearl Luptou 2; Eleanor Davis 3.
Boys, under 6 years—Wallace Thorn
son 1; Dave Williamson 2; George
Coleman 3.
Girls, under (i years—Nona Booth
1; Kathleen Prain 2; Dorothy Luptou 3.
Boys and Girls, under 6 years—Alee
Stewart 1; Wallace Thomson 2; .Mamie Nisbet 3.
Boys, under 16 years—John Davis
1; Fred Cawdell 2.
Girls, under 16 years—Edna Cawdell 1; Jean Falrbalru 2.
Boys' Boot and Stocking Race—T.
Adamson 1; Roy Embleton 2.
Married Ladies' Race—Mrs. J. N*
Brown 1; Mrs. Becker 2.
Men's 100 yards—D. Robinson 1;
John Plercy 2.
Ladles' Three-Legged Race—Mary
Morrison and Kathleen Williams 1;
Margaret Sutherland and Marion McPherson 2.
Three-Legged Race, (Couples)—
Jean Fairbaim and John Piercy 1;
Margaret Sutherland and Cameron
McPherson 2.
Men's Swimming Race-Brown 1;
E. Gray 2.
Ladies' Swimming Itace—Jean Fairbaim 1;  Margaret Sutherland 2.
Land and Water Race—Treherne 1;
Jean Falrbalru 2.
Boys' Swimming, under I) years -
Earle Gray 1; L. Loots 2.
Boys' Swimming, under 16 years —
E. Gray 1; Arthur Quinn 2.
Girls' Swimming, under 12 years-
Gwendoline Falrbairn 1; Agnes Sutherland 2.
Boys' Swimming, under 12 years
T.WHERRY
'MANNER
O* P«._or» An.,
Vlctorl., lit.
C.P.R. Rally In
Ninth But Fail
To Win By a Run
COL'HTENAV,—Hunching hits off
Forbes In the third, fourth and fifth
innings Courtenay scored four runs
and defeated the C.P.R. champions ot
Victoria 4-3 in the second game for
the Vancouver Island baseball championship. As a result of their victory
the Up.-Island champions tied up the
series.
The railroaders won the first game
of the scries In Victoria last Saturday hy the score of 10-5. Courtenay's
protest was before the B.C.A.B.A. on
Saturday night and was thrown oul
by that body, thus giving each team
a win. The president of the Provincial body will decide where the
third game is to be played .but it is
more than likely that Nanaimo will
be tho scene of the encounter next
Saturday.
Boyd, who was on the mound for
Courtenay-, pitched a line game, and
was given airtight support by his
team-mates, The big right-hander
allowed nine hits, while he struck out
the same number of batters. Forbes,
who started on the mound for tho
C.P.R., was hit hard from the start,
and the support hy liis team-mates
was none too good. He was chased
to the showers at the end of the
sixth, his place being taken hy Mal-
com, who held the visitors to two hits
during the rest of the game.
Conrti'liny Scores
Courtenay opened the scoring in
the third inning. In the next Frame
Ihey shoved' across two more counters. Courtenay's last run came iu
the sixth.
■    Chances to  Win
In the last two innings tlle C.P.R.
had a great chance to tie up the
game. In the eighth they had the
bases filled with two men away, hut
the third man was retired without
damage. In the ninth frame the railroaders saved themselves from a
shut-out on singles by it. Copas, Colin
Campbell, F. Campbell and Minnie.
Johnny Cummings played a great
game for Courtenay. He had a great
day lu the field, while he secured
three hits out of four times at bat.
Minnis and Colin Campbell wero
the big men with the willows for the
C.P.H., wilh two hits apiece.
Murray and McCabe, the two umpires from Vancouver, handled tho
game to the satisfaction of all.
NEWS OF DENMAN ISLAND
Mr. aud .Mrs. David Robertson gave
a nice parly in honor of their guests
Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson and two
children of Vancouver, and who have
enjoyed immensely, a very pleasant
holiday on thc Island.
Mr. J. W. Piercy has returned home
very much Improved in health. Miss
Morgan    and    Mr.    Piercy's   children
have also come home.
A number of the younger folk nt-
tonded thi confetti carnival held at
Tweedies' Hall, Fanny Bay.
Mr.  I  .Mrs.  A.  II. Swan ami  Mr.
Harold Hustings visited Cumberland
recently.
"The (lurry Point" had on hoard
several passengers for Courlenay.
Among them were .Mrs. and Miss
Pickles, Mrs. .lames McNaughton,
Mrs. James Swan ami Thelma, Mrs.
F.mnierion, Miss Dalby, Mr. Harold
Hastings, Mr. Clarence Toy and
others,
The
Farmers' Produce Store
"WHERE QUALITY COUNTS"
MEATS         POULTRY         FISH
    AND VEGETABLES   	
Telephone 143 P. O. Box 162
COURTENAY, B.C. PAGE EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1924.
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John
Sutherland
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland
BROWN AND CAREY
SCORE EQUAL
NUMBER POINTS
(Continued (  From  Page One)
ler is very proud of the best bed of
asters the judge has seen this year.
Mr, Pat. Mullen's garden contains an
immense amount of good "eats" but
is not planned as atrractively as the
leaders.
In Union Bay (be gardens are hard
hit with the dry spell and no water.
In spite of this Mr. Glover especially
lias again made a wonderful showing
by constant care and the use of the
hoe to conserve moisture. Roses,
lilies and bulbs are specialties of
Mr. Glover's garden—a beauty spot.
Mr. Haggart has a very prettily laid
out garden and uses geraniums largely with good effect to give a long succession of bloom. Mr. Geo. Davis
lias a fine vegetable garden and plans
to Improve the fioral department next
yenr.
The man with the small garden
need not be deterred from entering
this contest. He must, however, plan
an attractive, neat, garden; catch the
judge's eye with some of the more
dilliculi crops such as rows of cauliflowers, celery, early tomatoes, etc.,
and be sure that as one crop is taken
off, another Lakes its place; also have
a well sustained succession of bloom.
In this connection it will be well
to dispense with asters which now
seems lo be generally bug-infested
and substitute snlpiglossis, dahlias,
antirrhinums (snap-dragons) etc., (or
late bloom. This latter plant now
comes in a wonderful range of color
if good seed is bought, and blooms
early and late tbe lirst year from seed.
It helps in combatting the cabbage
root-maggot to sow cabbage seed now
in August for the plants to winter in
a. sheltered spot iu the garden. Earlier and hardier plants, better able to
withstand attach, are the result.
Most potato plots showed evidence
of disease such as wilt, mosaic and
rhizoctonla which greatly reduce the
yield. It is safest to use only government-inspected, certified potato
seed to reduce disease to the minimum.
In holding this contest ,the Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd., are doing a
public  service  which  should   be  appreciated by more entries.
Respectfully yours,
S. H. Hopkins.
August 11, 1924,
Competitors, may, by applying at
the olllce of the Canadian Collieries
(Dl Ltd., obtain a copy of their
scores.
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EXCELLENT TEA ROOM PROP..
sltlim at Royston. Large Front-
ng'c. Lot on Sea and Island Highway. Dwelling, large double Re-
ceitlng Room, !l Bedrooms, Kitchen,
Bathroom and Pantry, Electric
Light with $250 worth shares. Garage and large Wood Shed. Property
all fenced. $.,100 cash if possible.
Further particulars F. li. Fraser
Blscoe, Cuui-cnny 33.
P
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UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
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SATURDAY
CUT-RATE DRUGS
ETC.
Illc Palm Olive Soap. :: for  ,      ...
$1.00 Knos Frail Halls  .8(1
26c. Epsom Sails. 1  Ib, pkts ..., IS
$1.00 Emulsion Coil  Liver Oil      .'.Ml
4i)c. wild Strawberry Extract  r     JI2
25c.   Aspirin    „ , IS
35c. Vanishing Cream  211
115c. Palm Olive Vanishing Cream  In  tubes       .22
J3.75  Hofllcks   Malted   Milk    ,  *...27
25c. Pure Olive Oil Cnsllle Soap, per bar       .21
(inc. White Liniment  17
$1.50  Vacuum   Bottles    7S
Lang's Drug Store
THE REX ALL-KODAK STORE
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
Local Briefs
Mr. Thomas Richards returned from
Ladysmlth on Monday.
.   .   *
Mrs. J. Mann and children left on
Monday morning for Vancouver.
* *   •
.Miss Jessie McDonald left on Monday morning's train for Victoria.
* *   •
Miss Irene Bateman left Friday
morning on a holiday visit to Seattle.
* *   *
.Miss Olive Richardson has accepted
a position on the staff of A. McKinnon.
* *   *
Mr. S. A. McAllister, of Victoria,
was a business visitor to Cumberland
on Monday.
* *   *
Earl Fletcher, of the Nanaimo
Music House, wns a visitor to town on
Monday last.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Horbury left for Vancouver
by stage Friday morning ou a short
visit.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Drader left on
Monday morning for Victoria where
they will spend a short vacation.
* *   *
Miss Vivian Aspesy left on Monday
last for Departure Bay, where she
will camp with friends for a week or
two.
* •   *
Mr. aud Mrs. John Sutherland and
daughter left for Vancouver on Tuesday where they wlll visit for a few
days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Splttal left by
boat from UnIon Bay on Wednesday
afternoon for Vancouver, where they
intend to reside.
* »   *
W. E. G. McLagan, District Manager
of the Sun Life Assurance and Reg.
Milner, of Victoria, were visitors to
Cumberland on Tuesday.
* *   *
.Mrs. C. DeCouer and daughter
Audrey, left Wednesday morning for
Vancouver, where they will join Mr.
DeCouer and spend a short vacation.
* *   *
Mr. ond Mrs. John Marocchi returned Wednesday evening from a marriage tour of the mainland. They will,
take up their residence in Cumberland.
* »   *
Messrs. Neil McFadyen and Wm.
McLennan, Sr., left for Vancouver on
Tuesday morning last and will visit
the big Exhibition at Hastings Park
before returning to Cumberland.
* *   *
Mr. John Taylor, of Victoria, was
a visitor in town Monday. Whilst
here he looked up several friends,
calling at the Islander office and paying Ills respects to the staff.
Mrs. J. C. Brown left for Victoria
on Tuesday morning.
• *   *
Miss Sadie Brown left tor Nanaimo
on Thursday morning on a two weeks'
vacation.
. *   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stobbart, of Nanaimo, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Brown.
• *   *
Mr. J. P. Hicks, of Victoria, was a
business visitor to Cumberland on
Thursday and Friday.
.   .   •
I Mrs. J. Vernon-Jones, who has
spent the past six weeks in Vancouver and Victoria, returned to Cumberland on Friday.
* »   *
Mr. Conrad Rletel, of Nanaimo, accompanied by his son Oeorge of Vancouver, were visitors ln Cumberland
on Monday, motoring up from the
Hub City.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. MacDonald, accompanied by Miss Saunders, motored to Victoria on Friday morning.
Miss Saunders ls returning to Nova
Scotia after having spent the past
mouth in Cumberland.
MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER
FOR MISS HILDA KING
On Thursday evening the home of
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Richardson was the
scene of a very pleasant affair tn the
form of a miscellaneous shower, in
honor of Miss Hilda King, who will
shortly sail on the sea of matrimony.
About twenty-five guests guthercd
to congratulate and express their
wishes to the bride-to-be, for a long
and  happy life.     At    an    appointed
j hour. Master "Billie" Merrifield and
Miss Dorothy Haworth conveyed, in
a small wagon, decorated very taste-
, fully for the occasion, several beatiti-
: ful gifts to Miss King.
j After an inspection of the presents
by those present, Mrs. Richardson
served dainty refreshments which,
after partaken of, several of the
young  ladies  had  their  cups  "read"
1 by a wizard fortune teller and took
their departure for home, to dream of
the "good luck" that would some day
be in store for them.
THE RAG BAG
LOST—A BUNCH OF KEYS. FIND-
er please return to Box 302, Cumberland, and receive reward.       33.
LOST—ON JULY 19, AT CANADIAN
Collieries (D) Ltd. Picnic, iblack
fox-terrier dog, children's pet Anyone found harboring same after tliis
date will he dealt with accordingly.
Report to Islander Office. 33.
In Courtenay cows using the public roads at night must display lights.
They are already equipped with
horns.
When a man thinks he has found a
jewel he gives her one.
Imagine enjoying a vacation  with
taxes due at home.
A Nanaimo man, convalescnlg in a
city hospital, wrote to the local paper,
describing his experiences. In speaking of his cheerful surroundings, he
said: "There are six fine windows in
my room." The linotype operator
left the "n" out of windows and the
man's wife made a flying trip to the
city to see how her hubby was getting along.
Leave   your   order   for
California
Preserving Crawford Freestone
PEACHES
They are at their best Book now, and get the best
FULL STOCK OF FRESH FRUIT AND
VEGETABLES
NEW   CALIFORNIA   QRAV.    APPLES,   TABLE    PEACHES,
PLUMS,    APRICOTS,    BANANAS,    LEMONS,    ORANGES,
ORAPE   FRUIT,  CANTALOUPES,   WATER   MELONS,
CASABA MELONS, CUCUMBERS, FRESH TOMATOES, NEW POTATOES, CARROTS, TURNIPS, BEETS,
GREEN ONIONS, DRY ONIONS, HARD GREEN & CABBAGE,
RHUBARB, ETC.
REFRESHING DRINKS, ETC.
 Marsh's Grape Juice	
Pints—50c. Splits—15c.
 Malkin's Best Lemonade Powder	
>4-lb. pkts—15c. V_-lb. pkts—25c.
LIMEADE, LIME JUICE AND LIME JUICE CORDIAL, LOGANBERRY   JUICE,   RASPBERRY   VINEGAR,   SHERBET
POWDER  AND   LEMONADE   POWDER,  ETC.
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
PHONE 38
THE CIRCUS POSTERS
It was only a rough, dead wall
when you passed It on your way home
last night, but this morning it makes
the most attractive spot in the village. Has some fairy's magic wand
touched the rude boards and given to
them the wonderful appearance they
now present? Yes, the greatest of
all magical wands—the bill posters
paste brush. With what enthusiastic
interest did the sight of a circus bill
thrill your boyish heart! Even now
we recall the heated discussions that
were held before those gaudy posters.
Even now we see the group of barefooted, straw-hatted youngsters that
assembled before the picture of the
"human cannon ball" and speculated
upon the probability of witnessing
such a feat when the show should get
to town.
How the days dragged! Every
morning you passed those flaring advertisements, until each figure and
each letter was so Indelibly stamped
upon your memory that even your
dreams were filled with visions of
prancing horses, wonderful animals
and the girls on the flying trapeze.
How persistently you worked to earn
the price of admission.     How Impa
tiently you awaited the coming of tha
day Bet for the appearance of "the
greatest show on earth." At last ll
was the eve of the appointed day. You
once more met your chums before the
bill-boards. You gazed again nt tlio
great posters. They were not so
bright and clean as upon that morning you discovered them. Jacknifo
and lead pencil had seriously marr il
the regal beauty of the graceful eques
trlenne, with the flowing hair and
scanty attire. Splotches of mud had
soiled and ruined the delicate pink
and blue tights worn by the daring
aerial artists. But the mystic fascination those posters possessed still
hung over you. Your interest centered in those pictures until the last
moment. You were loyal to the prophecy until the reality was realized.
So, ln later years, so through all our
lives we will spend hours, days,
months—aye, even years, In watching
and waiting for some event, which,
when it comes, will only come to nav-
ish like the white tents of the circus.
A bubble created, admired, possessed for a moment, then gone—gone forever.
COMING
Gideon Hicks
Concert Party
RARE SONGS IIY  RAKE SINGERS
Gideon Hicks (Baritone); Ida New (Contralto); Dorothy Hicks (Soprano); Claude Anstead (Tenor); Mrs.
Clifford Warn (Accompanist).
APPEARING AT
UNION BAY TUESDAY  AUGUST 26
CUMBERLAND— WEDNESDAY —     AUGUST 27
(Ilo-llo Theatre)
COURTENAY  THURSDAY     AUGUST 28
(Gaiety Theatre)
—
Commencing at 8 o'clock
Admission $1.00
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