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 Provincial Library   M»r.l|J7
With which ls consolidate*! the Cumberland News.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927.
Dr. W. C. Nichol
Awarded The Cross
Of Legion Of Honor
VANCOUVER, May 12.—Of moro
than ordinary Interest and significance was nn announcement made
by Dr. R, K. McKechnie, Chancellor of
the University of British Columbia, al
the congregation exreciaes which were
held at the University this afternoon
Chancellor .McKechnie slated that Dr,
W. C. Nil h d had recently been awarded the Ci'03S of the Legion of Honour
by the French Government "This
evidence of appreciation of Dr.
Niohol's services,' said the Chancellor
"is a lining recognltipn of the recipient's public-spirited efforts to create
a more general interest in and appro-
elation of French art, literature and
science on Ihe part or the people of
Canada and more particularly among
those in the Province of British Columbia."
Or. Nlchol's interest in the promotion of understanding between the
French-speaking and lhe English;
Bpeaidng Canadians, and In the cul-
tivating of more frequent intercourse
between the students of these two
countries, has extended over a long
period of time. His generous contributions towards tiie erection of dormi
torles for Canadian students in Paris
was one of his first, efforts lo achieve
this result, an effort which hns quite
frequently been the subject of appreciative comment by Mr. Phillips Roy.
Commissioner Ceneral for Canada in
In addition to Ills contributions towards the erection of dormitories for
Canadian students in Paris, Dr
Nichol at the time lie was Lieutenant
Governor of British Columbia, made
a gift of |18,000.00 to the Board o.
Governors of the University for the
purpose of providing scholarships for
graduate study iu France. Tlie deed
of gift, which was drawn up aftei
consultation with tlie Faculty nud the
Senate, provides for live scholarships
for candidates who Intend to take up
teaching as a profession In the Province of Britisli Columbia. Each
scholarship is tenable for three years
and is of the value of $1,200.00 a year.
During 1925 the first Nichol scholar
entered upon his graduate studies ie
Paris; last year, two scholars were
In attendance and tliis year, three
holders of this scholarship will bc
pursuing advanced studies in the
University of Paris or ill one of the
other institutions of higher learning
In France.
This generous gift by Dr. Nichol
was in tlie nature of an experiment
His purpose was to make the French-
speaking and the English-speaking
Canadians better known lo each other
by encouraging the study of the
French language ill the weste.-n provinces, and nt lhe snnie ti'"e to bring
to tlie people of Canada a wider
knowledge of French ideal;-, literature
art and science. The experiment is
succeeding admirably as regards tlie
work being done by (lie holders of the
scholarships," The full success of the
Bcheme will not lie evident however,
until a number of these scholars return to British Columbia anil take up
teaching as a profession ia the high
schools and in tlie university, where
their broader vision and more occur
ale knowledge of Freneluculture will
contribute towards tlie furtherance oi
the object whicli the donor has in
No llmlti tions as to thc subjects to
lie studied mve been imposed. At Uk
present time, one scholar is working
in metallurgical chemistry; another
Is studying French language cud literature and lhe methods of teaching
them. Mining, forestry, agriculture
and kindred subjects are open for
specialization by tho fortunate holders
of these scholarships ou tile same
basis as for students who hnve devoted the greater part of their lime
to the study of language, literature,
history; economics, or any branch o,
pure science.
Experience mny show that full ad
vantage cannot lie taken of these
scholarships unless tlie student bus a
fair knowledge of spoken French lie-
fore he arrives in Paris. As the
University of British Columbia offers
every facility for acquiring lhls
knowledge, it ls probable that such
training may soon be made prerequisite. But even should this coiidi
lion not lie Imposed, the granting of
these scholarships has proved a greal
Incentive to the study of French I
language and literature 111 tiie Culver- |
Mr. Nichol has always followed wilh
keen Interest lhe progress' of the
holders of Ihese scholarships and
shortly nfler making Ills original gift. |
he (Isolde*) lo give a handsome gold
medal to each bolder of the scholarship.
L'p lo Ihe present, two scholarships
have been awarded: the first to Mr j
John  Huggott,  B.A.Sc, 1024, M.A.Sc.
1925 (Brit. Col.) and Miss Dorothy F.
Dallas,   B.A.,  1923,   M.A.,  1025   llirlt. I
It Bhould also lie note I (lint tho
Government of France hns, for a
number of years, provided annually a i
bursary and travelling allowance for !
a student wiio is prollcloirt in French !
and ho desires to study for n year j
in France.
Thin recognition of proficiency in ;
the Frenoh language has Influenced
a number ol studento lo mi. me their
studies in French boyond tho pot11! |
flitch they would otherwise have
gone had such recognition and-encouragement not boon afforded them, i
Miss H. Magnone
Chosen May Queen
Union Bay citizens have responded
most generously to Cumberland's invitation to join ln the May 24th
celebration here, with the result that
the event promises to be a signal one
lu the history of this district. Last
year the ulay tjueen was Miss Beryl
Hudson, u Cumberland girl, so that
this year the committee graciously
offered Union Bay the honor of selecting the Queen and her retinue and tlie
enthusiasm displayed by the smaller
community in ucceptlng. the offer ls
greatly appreciated locally. It was
announced yesterday that Miss Helen
.Magnone bus been selected to rule
over the festivities as Queen, and sbe
will bc supported by Maids of honor
.diss .Muriel Hobblns and Mazie Turn-
null, and by pages Graham Holland
and Buster Geary. The Union Bay
committee has been authorized to
expend the sum of one hundred and
twenty-five dollars for clothing the
.egai party, und ln addition they havo
iiromlscd to supply the Queen's float,
ilius relieving the main committee al
Cumberland of much work.
The sports committee, while bear-
.ng In mind that May 24 is essentially
i day for the kiddies, has undoubtedly
acted wisely ln laying more emphasis
Jinn usuul on the udult programme of
■ports for the afternoon. Five-a-side
football should prove a big attraction
as the funs have not seen this game
played for some years. The commlt-
tee lias ruled that no less than four
earns must be entered, and the prizes
offered should bring strong competition. A baseball game will also
arouse much interest, as this, like the
football, has not been played'ln Cumberland since 1925. $60.00 are offered
to the winners, and it has been left
to the local baseball club to enter a
team and also Invite one more club
from the district to compete against
them. .Long distance running, high-
jumping, 220-yard and 100-yard race's
will also feature the adult sports.
Not the least attraction of the day
will be the parade in the morning,
immediately prior to the coronation
of the May Queen. Five hundred
school children are expected to turn
out, and many of them will be in
decorative costume lu the hopes of
winning some of the valuable prizes.
Each kiddie will be given a ten-cent
piece. Valuable prizes are also being
olfered for the best decorated floats,
automobiles, bicycles, advertising
characters, comic individuals and
comic groups. The parade will leave
tlie school grounds shortly after nine
in the morning and will proceed
through the city, up Dunsmuir Ave.,
and thence to the Recreation ground.
Baseball Club To
Start Season
Clear Of Debt
COURTENAY, May 11.—At the
Comox-Courtenay Board of Trade
meeting on Tuesday night the minutes
of the annual meeting combined with
a banquet at tho Elk Holel weio
adopted. Mr. William Douglas submitted a report on the result of the
Klondyke dance held last month,
whicli showed a substantial margin
iu favor of the Board.
Mr. Douglas said he had received a
number of compliments in connection
with the dunce and everyone seemed
to huve a good time. He thanked all
those who hud helped in this connection and was himself tendered a
very hearty vote of thanks by the
members of the Board.
Mr. E. L. Macdonald was appointed
the delegate In response to u communication from the Native Sons of
Canada fo'r the celebration of Dominion Day. Letters from the Red Cross
Society and the B. C. Publicity Committee  were ordered  filed.
The President's report on the an-
nunl banquet was accepted on motion
of Messrs. J. N. McLeod and A. B.
Ball. The secertary-treasurer submitted a brief report which showed a
satisfactory state of finances. His
report was duly accepted and a vote
Improvements A
Joy To Motorists
POWELL RIVER, May 10.—There's
Joy in the hearts of Powell River
motorists. The reason does not have
to be sought; It ls appurent. A programme of district-wide road better-
inent is being carried out by the
Powell River Company and the Provincial Department of Public Works.
In Ihe town, Second street is now
receiving the attention of Armstrong
& Morrison, contractors, who are
laying a live-inch surface of concrete
to .Maple Street. In undertaking this
work a considerable lowering of the
grade on the main street, has been
effected. Preliminary to this work
■ilic company laid all water pipes nml
did other underground work that wlll
naturally be necessary as the town
grows. This will'ellminate the tearing up of the street surfaces after the
paving Is done and in other work thai
mny be undertaken In the future wlll
make for economy of construction.
Iu the outskirts, work on the Government roads is proceeding. Coincident with the beginning of operations within the town limits, there
arrived from Courtenay a moduli
power scarifier and road drag which
will be operated by Jlr. G. Denholnn
Laid To His Rest
Traffic Ok Union   j Powell River Road   I Respected Resident Powell River Lawn
Street Discussed  I
By Board of Trade
of thanks was passed to the retiring i Three lla>'8 ,hls wot* were utilized in
The funeral of the late George
Peacock, a resident of Cumberland
for the past twenty years, took place
on Friday afternoon last from the
family residence, Allan Ave., Interment taking place in the Cumberland
cemetery, with the Rev. J. R. Hewitt
pastor of Cumberland United Church,
ollicial ing. An unusually long procession followed the funeral car to
our silent city; the casket being
covered with beautiful floral designs.
all of which spoke of peace, purili
and Immortality, nnd the great respect
In which deceused wus held. He wns
a devoted husband, a kind and Indulgent father, and to his friends, the
soul  of fellowship.
The floral tributes, many of which
were beautifully designed, are here
by gratefully acknowledged;
Pillow—the family; Crosses—Mr
and Mrs. P, p. Harrison, Mr. and .Mrs.
Win. Bowder (Union Bay); Wreaths
-No. 17 Review W.B.A., Jlr. and Jlrs.
Geo. Shearer and family; Sprays-
Mr. and .Mrs. Jno. Hill, Mr. and .Mrs
Thos. Lewis, Mr. and Jlrs. J. Irvin.
Mr. and .Mrs. Jas. Baird and family,
Mr. and .Mrs. J. Jl. Miller and faniilv,
-Mr. and .Mrs. Jas. Smith and fnmih.
All*, and .Mrs. J. D. Thomson, Mr. una
.Mrs. JJ. Thomson, Mr. Thos. Banner-
man and Jlrs. Conrod, Jlr. and Jlrs
V. MarinelH,
secretary, Mr. H. E. Wallis, for his
work during the last two years. Mr.
William Douglas' name was coupled
with this vote of thanks. Jlr. Douglas
sustained his reputation by introducing two new members in the persons
of Mr. Bruce Towler and Air. Jl. B.
putting the Cranberry Lake road in
shape. The result of this work Is
more than satisfactory nnd has given
car owners somewhnt of an inkling
as to what they may expect afler the
machine has covered all the roads of
the district. Some time ago Mr. W. P.
Beavan, Government engineer, accom-
The subject of traffic conditions on | l)aniL'd ^ Mr* 'Michael Manson, Af.L.A.
Union street was  Introduced  by  Mr. I rande « survey °£ 'he roads and guv
Theed Pearse, who desired to get an
expression of opinion on the matter.
He found it difficult, he said, to drive
down this street under the present
parking regulations. He suggested
that an Improvement might be made
by making it compulsory to park cars
parallel with the sidewalks. Somo
members expressed .the opinion thai
the parking of motor trucks on the
street was the chief cause of impediment to traffic, but that the large
number of cars was a splendid advertisement for the city.
The chairman reported on further
developments concerning a Powell
River boat service. On motion of
Mr. J. N. McLeod and Theed Pearse
a committee consisting of Messrs.
Ball, Hurford and Mucdonald was
appointed to go further into this
Mr. Chas. Simms brought up thc
subject of dredging and further Inl
ine assurance that the highway connecting Lund and Powell River will
lie completed this summer. There is
less than two miles to put through.
To the soutli on the Powell River-
Stillwater section of the McKenzie
Highway, there is about two miles of
light work to be done, when it will he
possible to drive through Thunder
Bay, In Jervls Inlet, thiny-five miles
from Powell River. In fact, several
motorists imbued with a pioneering
spirit huve already made the trip, but
report the going somewhat rough.
However, there is satisfaction In the
thought thut development of the road
system will soon make It possible for
motorists to enjoy a real tour within
their own district.
proving the Courtenay River. He requested thut a special committee from
the Board of Trade be appointed.
The executive of the Cumberland
Baseball Club has been busily engaged during the last two weeks in
soliciting subscriptions to launch the
cluli successfully In the 1927 season,
and from the list below It may bo
seen that the merchants and others
responded most generously. The
financial affairs of the club were left
In poor condition when the 1925
season closed, with the result that
debts Incurred ln that year are now
being submitted for settlement, totalling in all nearly $100. When the
creditors learned that the present
executive wns working under Instructions to wipe out these debts, they
voluntarily offered to accept 50c on
the dollar, which leaves the Club with
a much better surplus than was at
first anticipated. Players and executive alike are very grateful for this
assistance, and also wish to thank the
following for their very generous
Thomas Graham  125.00
Lt.-Col. C.  W. Villiers   25.00
Vancouver  Breweries    10.00
Rainier Brewery Co  10.00
Phoenix  Brewery Co  10.00
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton     5.00
Win.   Merrlfleld       5.00
Campbell  Bros    4.00
P.  McNiven      3.00
ll. C. Lang     3.00
I..   Frelone       3.00
nailing and  Ledlngham      3.00
T. H. Mumford     3.00
Dr. W. Bruce Gordon     2.80
Frank   Dallos       2.50
Royal Cundy  Store     2.50
i. Mann     2.50
A.   Henderson       2.60
Henderson   Bros    2.50
E. W. Bickle     2.50
Marocchi  Bros    2.60
E. L, Saunders     2.00
J.   Sutherland       2.00
Jos.  Aspesy       2.0<)
VlcWr  JIurtielli      2.00
Matt.   Brown       2.00
Fred.   Pickard       2.00
Chns.  Dalton       2.00
C. H. Tarbell & Son     2.00
(I. T. Cavin     1.60
l*.  Wnlanabe       1.50
Wllcock   Bros    1.00
A. MacKinnon       1.00
Victor  Bonora   50
TOTAL   »160.50
of love,
She spoke of the many great
and    men    who    were    not
ishamed to attribute their success In j c*. "ll. Tarbell & Son   (Goods)
The service on Sunday evening at
Cumberland United Church was conducted   by-the   Senior   and   Junior
groups of the Canadian Girls in Train- life to their mother's love. In closing I city Meat -.Market
Ing, under the leadership of .Mrs. J. II.
Hewitt. The pastor, Rev. Mr. Hewitt.
iu a few appropriate remarks introduced the girls and paid tribute tu
the memory of his mother.
Miss "Nina McKee. president of the
Senior Group, called the congregation
to worship, und took charge of the
service. Miss Barbara Grant read as
Scripture lesson the Gospel according
to St. Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1 to
IC, while Miss Lily Grunt offered up
a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving for the love of our .Mothers.
Miss Isabelle Brown "iibly addressed
the congregation on the work of the
C.G.I.T., touching on its formation as
being purely a Canadian Idea, and
having as its aim the fourfold service
of Christ. She pointed out how the
groups fn Cumberland endeavored to
follow this Ideal, by attending their
classes In Sunday school, and hy their
meetings of mid-week activity. In this
manner developing themselves physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
Victoria Day Fund
Grows Steadily
Following is a list of collections
made to date by the finance committee of the .May 24th celebration. When
all donations are received It Is expected thnt the total will reach $100u
or more.
Canadian  Collieries   (D.),  Ltd. 50.00
City of Cumberland  $150,110
Edward W. Bickle   25.00
lloyston Lumber Co., Ltd  25.00
Silver Spring Brewery   25.00
Cumberland Electric Light Co. 15,00
Cumberland Water Works Ltd. 15.00
Thomas Graham   15.00
George W. Clinton   10.00
Victoria  Phoenix  Brewery Co. 10.00
Campbell  Bros.   (Goods)     lu.00
J. Sutherland   (Goods)    7.50
Cavin's Shoe Store (Goods) .... 7.00
F. Dallos (Waverley Hotel) 7.00
Dr. Ceo. K. JlacNaughton   5.00
James   Dick     5 tlO
Dr. E. R. Hicks   5.0(1
j Robert   Yates     „  5.00
! Dr. W. Bruce Gordon   5.00
Tommy Nakanishi    5.00
Vendome Hotel   5.00
.Matt.   Brown     5,011
Frelone's  Grocery Store   o!oo
.Marocchi   Bros  5.00
Win. .Merrifield    5.00
L. R. Stevens (Goods)   5.00
King George Hotel   5.00
T. H. JIumford   5.00
Lang's Drug Store  (Goods)..
A. MacKinnon (Goods) 	
Itoyal  Candy Store
especially did she enjoin upon us 10 : William   Douglas         6.0O
show our gratitude and affection while  Mann's  Bakery    3 00
our mothers were still with us, not JJnion Tailor '(!'. Watanabe) 2 50
wait until the sound of their voices : Cumberland Supply Store        2.50
had been forever stilled. |G.  Curwen       2.60
Between  addresses,  the  solo,  "My : Jl. Slilnznki, Jeweller       2.50
.Mother's  Bible,"   was   sung  by   .Miss  E. Aida (Cumberland Tailor) ...     2.50
Josephine    Freeburn.       During    the!J.  II. Cameron        2.50
evening the choir, which consisted of   Harling. &  Ledlnghnm        2.50
both groups of the C.G.I.T.. rendered   Wilcock   Bros      2.50
one  of  the  C.G.I.T.   hymns  and   the   Alex. Henderson       2.50
anthem, "A .Mother's Love, how sweet   Jos.  Aspesy      2.50
the   Name."     The   .Misses   Katlierln.   William   Hutton         2.50
Brown   and   Audrey   Gear   presented   Fred  Pickard       2.00
small  bouquets  to  the congregation, , Peter   .McNiven         2.00
on   entering,   while   Misses   .Marjorie   Charles Spooner       2.00
Brown und Edna Conrod received tlic j E. L. Snunders       2.00
offering. This service of Insptratloi
and love wns brought to a lining closi
with the C.G.I.T. Vesper Hymn.
.1. ('. Brown
John   Ninatti   .
Chow   Lee  	
Kam Sun Low 	
I.ai   Fung   	
Chinese Masonic Hall
Foo   Yuen   	
Wong  Why  	
T.   Niikano   	
Jl. Iwasa 	
Mrs. 1.. Francesclnl
Prank Scavarda 	
Tom Kee 	
Kee Fung 	
. Sun On Wo Co.
Large numbers took advantage
In an Inspiring address .Miss Annie   tbe line weather prevailing yesterday   Wing Cluing ... 2.00
Mann took as the nucleous of her afternoon to enjoy a few sets of tennis
theme, .Mother's Love. "Mother's Day 011 the courts of the Cumberland club,
had Its conception In the United It wns official opening day. and the
states, and by an Act of Congress, executive hud arranged for afternoon
President Wilson had the second Sun tea to he served ai the home of In.
day ln Jlay set nslde ns a National and Jlrs. O. K. MacNaughton. adjacent Sun Cluing Club
duy.   It  has  now   become  an   Inter-   the courts. Ho   Hee
national Day. when rich und poor, old      As wns thc custom last year, after-   Chew  Til Co	
and young, alike pay homage lo their   noon   tens  will   be  held  every   week   I.am  Kee
mothers,   or   revere   the   memory   of j throughout the season, and the llrsl   Hop  I'ck
those who hnve passed  to tlle Greal   of these wlll take place uextx Thurs-   Yc Yuen Slieng Kee
Beyond.   A red or white carnation or 1 dav at the home of Dr. and .Mrs. K. II I
suitable flower Is worn as a symbol' Hicks. I   .TOTAL Ho date)      IMS.O0
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Bowling Club Opens
-Brilliant Assembly
Powell River Lawn Bowling Club was
officially opened this afternoon by
Mrs. lt. Bell Irving, wife of the resident manager of lhe Powell River Co.
Ltd., In the presence of a large crowd,
amongst whom were a number of
ladles. Jlr. tt'. Loukes, vice-president
who opened proceedings, briefly reviewed tile history of the club,'past
present und future, alluding to their
ambitious programme, which it was
tbe intention to duplicate this year,
urging tlie members to co-operate as
far as possible towards a successful
issue. He also stressed tlle necessity,
which was becoming more pronounced
eacli season, for a new green, and
hoped it would not be far distant ere
this was an accomplished fact. He
was pleased to see so many old faces
once again on the "village green." and
also to note several new-comers, who
would no doubt uphold the traditions
of the club when the older members
could no longer carry the burden.
Handing the jack to .Mrs. Bell Irving,
he asked her to direct it truly, and
open the season In the lime honored
way. which Hie lady most graciously
did, to the accompaniment of the general applause.
Jlr. V. S. Saunders, the club president, on behalf of the members,
presented .Mrs. Bell Irving with a
silver flower vase, tastefully arrayed
witli appropriate bloom, asking her
to accept this small token of appreciation from the membership, as a souvenir of this auspicious occasion. He
trusted that she would often be seen
around lhe green during the season,
stimulating and encouraging the
members to greater effort.
.Mr. R. Bell Irving next threw the
(list bowl of the season, and acknowledging the appreciation ot himself and his wife at the honor which
had been conferred upon them, trusted
that they hud ushered in what would
prove to be the most successful
season on record. He pointed out the
prestige that Powell River was attaining In the sporting world generally
in baseball, golf, soccer, and kindred
sports, but the greatest achievement
to his mind, was last season, when the
Powell River rink went forth, overcame all opposition, and brought back
the Spencer Cup, emblematic of the
rink championship of British Columbia. He trusted this trophy would
he retained and others added tu the
list. On behalf of his wife he expressed sinccrest thanks for the gift,
which would long be treasured as a
memento of the occasion.
Three hearty cheers and a tiger
were given for the "opening lady"
upon the motion of the secretary, Mr.
W. L. Parkin, after which the members took up their allotted positions,
and tiie opening game was on. Refreshments were served at half time,
the lady visitors graciously acting as
serviteurs. The results were ns follows;
J. Donald
A. E. Watt
J. Crossley
A. S. Clark, s.  46
J. Whyte
E. W. Itawson
W. Graham
E. Peacock, s. 32
W. Duncanson
C. Murray
A. Cloverdale
G. Paterson, s. 2:1
R. H. Campbell
D. Evans
C. Ilushant
II. Young, s.
F. L. Corbett
P. II. Jack
J. T. JIcLeod
D. Saunders, s. 30
J. Drurv
A.  Hose
J. Semple
C. Mcean, s.    30
R. Bell Irving
J. Harper
c. II. Smith
11. m. Black, s. 17
I. II. Hicks
J. Camplieil
Walt Parkin
J. Falconer, 8.  25
A. Gilchrist
G. F. Russell
T. Cox
H. II. Foster, s. 20
W. Wallace
J. J. Hi, hardsell
J. Mactndoe
W. Parkin, s.   36
W. J. Formby
D. Wright
W. Ritchie
W. Wilson, s.   31
II. Dunn
J. E. Vick
W. Alexander
W. Loukes. s.   32
A. Leiper
A. Draper
A. S. Farndon
R. Moore, s.     28
S.  Dice
T. Hees
W. Gretton
Joe Loukes, s. 37
Cumberland Sets
1927 Tax Rate
Commenting editorially In Its issue
of Jlay llth, the Nunuimo Free Press
has the following to say of tbat city's
new hospital:
"Nannlmo'B new hospital Is still incompleted and according to the vote
recorded on Saturday it will remain
incompleted for the ratepayers of N'anaimo by a very email majority decided at the polls against Die proposal
of loan which would complete the
hospital and place that Institution in
the front rank of Island hospitals.
"Thc by-luw required only fifteen
votes of securing tlie required three-
fifths mnjorlty. Tbls neccssury majority was not forthcoming for several
reasons. In the first place u number
of electors voted against the bylaw
on account of some of lbc personnel
of the Hospital Board, which summed
up in one word was jealousy. In tbe
second  place  Bonie  ratepayers  voted
* *
ngnlnst the bylaw because tbey
tnought It meant an Increase In the
water rates. In lhls view they were
misled for lhe waterworks rate Increase Is Independent of the hospital
and Iho water works bylaw has been
adopted and the rates Increased Irrespective of the fact, that the hospital
bylaw has been turned down. In tin*
ihird  place lhe  bylaw  was defeated
because thuse who were most Interested In thc passing of the bylaw did
not malic every effort to gel nut tin-
vote. Only 347 votes were casl in
fuvor of tlie Hospital Bylaw, when as
a   matter  ot   fact   there   are  several
hundred more in tlie city who favor
the   proposition,   hut   because   there
was no organised campaign, many or
these forgot  to vote and as a result
tiie bylaw lost by 11 mere margin ol
fifteen votes.
"Tlie  Hospital  Bylaw  was defeated
hut aa a matter of fact Nanaimo needs
a hospital and some of those who
voted against the proposal on Saturday may be tiie lirst ones to require
lhe services nf such an Institution.
It Is to lie hoped circumstances will
not bring about this condition ol
affairs. The present Bonrd Is now up
against Ii and if solution of the problem Is one of lhe biggest questions of
tlle dav. I.el sonic of the objectors lo
tlle bylaw  show  tlle citizens tlle way
om and tbey will receive the wholehearted support of ull those who havo
the best Interests of Nanaimo nt
' Final adoption of tbo 1027 lax rate
I by-laws was the chief Business done
al .Monday night's meeting of the city
! t'01 il.   Tlie   total   rale   wlll   he  27
mills, us last year, lbc general rate
being nine mills and tbe school rate
eighteen mills. The by-laws were
given their preliminary readings at
jibe meeting on April 2;",. and were
1 adopted Monday without revision or
The   approaching   celebration   of
Camilla's Diamond Jubilee brought a
.letter  from   tbc Courtenay  Assembly
of Native Sons of Canada, asking that
a delegate from the council altend a
general meeting iu Courtenay on the
night of Jlay   17.  when  plans for tllc
celebration  will be discussed.   .Mayor
Maxwell win attend this meeting.
I   Chairmen of the various committees
reported their departments working
Elinor Glyn Wrote "IT"
See "IT" at the Ilo-llo Theatre
With Antonio Moreno
This Friday and Saturday PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY,  MAY 13,  1927.
Professor Potchen, of Northwestern University,
has tabulated the enormous waste of power by
dancers. He shows that the 700 at his university's junior prom could lift the Wool-
WASTE worth building six inches if they all
hoisted at once. But wasn't the professor wasting his time when he figured that out?
Why does anyone want to lift the Woolworth
building ? What good would it do to lift it ? You
would only have to set it down again. You
couldn't possibly stand and hold it, now could
you ? Think of the time wasted listeninng to jazz
orchestras over the radio, of the rot which is
talked over the telephone, of the slush which is
turned out by the printing presses, of the tiresome sermons preached by ministers, of the energy spent in cheering at a big football game, and
so on.
The fact is we all waste time, energy, health
and money every clay of our lives. But who
w mts to help lift the Woolworth building or count
h. w hany cigarettes laid end to end it would take
tc encircle the globe. Yet men do waste time
c* culating just such useless information. Some
fi lows: : it up late at night trying to add up all
tl j figures that can be written into the outlines
o; twelve elephants, in an effort .to win a prize.
T ey cutild get some real money doing something
u- jful.        '   .
out of a gallon. Applied to the scalp it might
prevent dandruff or combined with yeast might
rejuvenate the old and put new pep into the
languid. You can not tell what a real honest-to-
goodness horseradish week might bring to humanity. Besides, we have a week for everything
else, why not horseradish?
The bravest man in the world today is Professor
Home, of New York University. He has dared
to put himself on record in attempting to analyze
the feminine character of
SOME COURAGE the period. Many have tried
it from Euripides to Andy
Gump, and all have gone down to ignominious defeat with the problem still waving on high, with
a chip on its shoulder. But listen to Professor
Home: "Women of today are not only gold-
diggers but pleasure seekers. They pet because
it gives them pleasure. Married men are tho
petters' first choice."
Far be it from us to combat the viewpoint of
the learned doctor but we think, like many college
professors upon many subjects, he doesn't know
what he is talking about.
Quite a number'of married men will never
agree with the jirofessor that they are first choice
of the petters. In fact, there is many a married
man who has not been petted with anything less
potent than a rolling pin for a good many years
—and that, even in the hands of a loving and
otherwise congenial wife.
As to his statement that all modern women
are gold diggers and pleasure seekers, the pro-
1 lessor will have to stand alone in proving it. He
1 is a braver man than most. We can sufely ad-
\ mire his courage, but must deplore his judgment.
Vi hy not have a "horseradish week" ? Horse-
r. lish is a good thing. It clears the head and
w .rms tlie vitals.   It is an easy plant to grow.
You simply cut off the top
A MOTHER WEEK   of a horseradish root and
thrust it into the ground
ai d it will reproduce itself again. Now that we
are having about sixty-five weeks in each year
devoted to some selling plan we suggest that we
crowd in another week and devote it to boosting
the lovely and neglected horseradish. It will do
us good and it won't hurt anybody, not even the
very limited number of horseradish producers.
In the development of such a week we may learn
many things we do not now know about horseradish. We may find that its use will develop
our love of home and simple things or we may
find that injected into gasoline in proper proportions it will enable us to get more and faster miles
We take frequent, but friendly jibes at the women
ind their foibles but really the most ridiculous
adherent to fool fashions is man.   Gentlemen of
fashion  in Paris  have  come
WON'T STAND   out for short pants.   They are
FOR THEM     also   demanding   a   surcease
from hard-boiled collars and
stiff shirt bosoms. They insist that men should
be as comfortable during hot weather as women.
This is, of course, a fallacy if we take history into
cognizance. Men's styles have always been awkward, cumbersome and in many instances ridiculous, whereas women today are dressing comfortably as well as attractively.
But the Paris arbiters of fashion will never be
able to force short pants on the men over here.
Golf knickers have, once for all, settled that
question. Our race cannot stand them. We are
not built that way. Every fat man in knickers
exerts an unconscious veto. And every tall, slim
man is even more so. There are few males with
attractive legs. Besides, the women beats us to
it. If any French dandy tries to pull up the men's
trousers, shoot him on the spot.
There waa a very small vote cast
on Saturday last on the two by-laws
submitted to the ratepayers of the city
of Nanaimo.
Of a total of 621 votes cast there
was 347 In favor of the Hospital Aid
by-law, 256 against and 19 spoiled
ballots. For the Land Sales by-law,
which also required a three-fifth
majority to carry, the vote was: for,
517;  against, 88;  spoiled,  16.
For the Hospital By-law It was necessary that 362 votes be registered
In favor before the by-law could
carry. Thus lt will be seen that it
failed by 15 votes to receive the necessary  three-fifths  majority.
In January, 1926, when the proposal to borrow the sum of $35,000
for the hospital was voted on, there
were 665 votes cast against the proposal, and 216 for. ln Jnaury, 1927,
there were 987 -votes cast, of which
all were for, and 417 against, the
ayes lacking the three-lifths majority
uecessary by 64 votes.
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These are our every day CASH PRICES.    Save this
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to the Cumberland Supply.
Toilet Paper, 7 rolls for   2i5«*
Brunswick Sardines, per tin      (ty
Britlah Columbia Pink Salmon, per tin, Vis,    Or**
Sliced Pineapple, 2s, per tin   17f
Iliiifonl Dessert Pears. 2s. per tin  25f*
Delmonte sliced Peaches. 2s, per tin   •'$<>(,
Imohte crushed Pineapple, 2s, per tin 800
Delmonte Frull Salad, per tin  35t*5
..'     per iiit    ti)''?
en Syrup, 2s, per tin  ii-c
Crlsco   '. . *   it : 3s, per lin   (("ie*
Imonte Spinach, 2'is. per tin  U."<t*
1   Pun      Tomatoes, small  lilt*;  largo 1 .■»•*■
i        '  I'oae   17c; Quaker Corn  I •"if
Si     ii   Matches, per  package   -U)ip
Lite lloiiy Soap, 3 bars for  STi***
Sunlight Soap, per carton  325*?
While  Swan   Soap,  6   for    25c*
P'els Naptha Soap, 3 for 25c1; carton  80c
Lux Flake Soap, 2 for   25<*
Itoyal Crown Cleanser, per can   100
Jif Soap Flnkes (with cup & saucer), 2 for 450
Gold Dust, largo packages   380
Old Dutch Cleanser, 2 for  2H0
Ammonia, quart  bottles    190
Pendray's dry produced Ammonia, pkg 230
Arrowroot Biscuits, per pkg.  23c
Christie's Cream Sodas, per tin   480
Christie's Arrowroot Biscuits, per lb 450
Sugar Crisp & Quaker Corn Flakes, pkg  12c
Post Toasties & Kellogg's Corn Flakes, 2 for 350
Quick Quaker,  (China), per pkg   i'.yC
Quick Quaker,  (Plain), per pkg  38.0
Post  Bran  Flakes,  per  pkg  170
Ity-Krlsp,  per  pkg  800
Carnation & St. Charles  Milk, tails, can... 12c
Carnation & St. Charles Milk, baby, 3 for... 200
Snow Flake Pastry Flour, 10s 5ftc
Wild Boso Pastry Flour, 10s 500
White Star Yeast Cakes, 60;  Royal     80
Magic. Baking Powder, 13-oz, 8.10; 2V4-lh. 050
Regal Tablo Salt, 2 for  250
Blue Ribbon Coffee (vacuum tins) per Ib  700
Blue Ribbon Coffee with premium card, lb. 000
Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb  70(5
White Star Tea, per lb 050
Fresh Ground ColTee, per lb 5J50
Good Quality Bnlk Tea, per lb 05(5
Royal Standard Whole Wheat Flour  450
Shelly's Bread, 3 for 250; Cakes 250
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■M FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927.
News of Courtenay and District
COURTENAY, May 9.—On Friday
night the people of lloyston gathered
in the school house for a whist drive
and social evening in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. S. McLeod and family, who
are leaving to make their home at
Comox. Sixty players participated in
cards, among whom wcre Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. MacDonald, of Cumberland. Tlie winners were: ladies' 1st,
Miss Gertie Carter; 2nd, Miss Sarah
McMurray; gentlemen's 1st, Mr, R.
D'owdall; 2nd, Mr. l'hos. Ripley. After
an enjoyable supper the prizes were
distributed by Mr. Gordon Thomas,
who then called upon Mr. Ripley to
make a presentation to Mr. and Mrs
McLeod and children on behalf ot
the members of tlie community.
In a few well-chosen words, Mr.
Ripley (hanked the MoLeods for tliei,
musical help and support In tlie pasl
pointing out how all the residents of
Royston had appreciated their help.
To Mr. McLeod was presented a handsome brinr and amber pipe, to Mrs.
McLeod a silver calic basket, and io
each of the children a book of music.
Replying, Mr. McLeod said thut during bis live yenrs residence in Royston, he and his family had enjoyed
themselves very much and found all
the people first class neighbors. They
would always have a warm spot in
their hearts for Royston.
Dancing was enjoyed by all to orchestral music supplied byv Miss G.
Roy, Messrs. Herbert Hoy and Frank
Potter and the McLeod band.
The Conklin and Gorrett shows, bigger and better than ever, arrived in
Courtenay yesterday for a three-day
engagement, no less than fourteen
coaches being required to transport
the artists and paraphernalia connected wilh this show. As a matter
of fact It Is more than a show, it is a
circus. Last year Messrs. Conklin
nnd Garrett had several hig attractions. This year tbey have added lo
their equipment with a result that
according to press reports the entertainment provided is lienor than ever.
There is Ihe usual sideshows, the
speed demon riding around the saucer
bowl at a speed of seventy miles tin
hour, magicians, fortune tellers nnd
a number of freaks of nature secured
by the management at considerable
expense. The show was crowded
yesterday and it is expected that
owing to added attractions, all past
records will bo surpassed on this j
appearance in Courtenay of Western I
Canada's greatest show.
A maximum of travel through particularly Interesting countries at a
minimum of expense is provided lu
the Canadian National Educational
Tours this summer through Scotland,
England, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
Two tours have been arranged and
sailing will be made from Montreal,
July 8, on the S.S. "Andania," direct
to Glasgow. Very careful attention
has been given to itineraries involved.
Tour No. 1 is a 37-day trip on sea
and land, visiting important cities in
-Scotland, England, France, Belgium,
Switzerland, All expenses, ¥372.50,
Montreal to Great Britain and the
Continent and  return  to Montreal.
Tour No. 2 is a Gl-day trip on sea
and land, visiting in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Switzerland
and Italy. All expenses, $501.00.
Montreal to Great Britain and the
Continent and  return  to Montreal.
There will be low excursion fares
to the seaboard from points in the
Prairie Provinces.
These tours will be personally conducted from Western Canada, and
while overseas will be under the
direct care and supervision ot thoroughly responsible and reliable
organization, fully qualified ln every
particular to successfully look after
Ibe interests of our patrons.
The sight-seeing program is very
complete and generous. Automobiles
and motor coaches are freely used.
All sight-seeing is well planned to
save unnecessary fatigue and to see
the worth-while places within the
time at our disposal. Competent lecturers will reveal to our patrons the
outstanding features, literary, historic,
artistic or scenic of the Old World
centres visited.
Edward W. Bickle, local agent for
the Canadian National Railways, will
he glad to discuss these tours and
arrange all details. 14-21
McBryde's Bakery, Courtenay, have
just Installed one of the latest type
Peerless Dough Dividers and Molders,
which is considered one of the finest
machines iu use in Canada, and Is a
duplicate of that used In the larger
This machine does away with practically all hand kneedlng, and the
handling of the dough with the hands,
and turns out a more uniform loaf
having a closer texture and a liner
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Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cobb left Wednesday for Vancouver where they will
spend the summer.
Mr. K. B. Fraser paid a short visit
here this week.
Mrs. L. Titus of Washington, D.C,
paid a sohrt business visit here last
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilbert, of
Quathiaski Cove, are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, on
Jlay 4th, at Lourdes Hospital.
Mrs. Campbell ,of Victoria, gave an
interesting address Wednesday nigln
in the Lilelana Pavilion, on the Queen
Alexander Solarium at Mill Bay.
Mrs. Frank Cross entertained at tea
Monday afternoon last In honor of
Mrs. Allen Cross.
The novelty dance given by the
Ladies' Auxiliary on Saturday evening
proved most successful. The hall was
filled to Its capacity; about the sum
of one hundred dollars clear was
Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Bell and Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Sutherland, of Vancouver, have taken residence at
Mrs. George Francis and son, of
Lake Cowlchan, are guests of Mr. and
.Mrs. C. H. Fitzgerald.
Mr. Jack Downey and party, of
Courtenay, drove away Sunday from
Forbes Landing with a lovely catch of
thirty-four trout.
Mr. Wm. Sutherland and Mr. Jasper Sutherland spent the week-end at
Forbes Landing.
Mr. Conrad Reid. of Buttle's Lake,
was a recent visitor here.
Mrs. Mary Helen Bell-Irving, a
resident of Denman Island for the
last 13 years, passed away Sunday
morning at St. Joseph's hospital, Victoria, aged 62. She Is survived by
three daughters at Denman Island, a
daughter ia England, and two sons,
Angus Bell-Irving of Vancouver and
Micheal Bell-Irving of Denman Island
Miss Mary E. Money, only daughter
of General and .Mrs. Noel Money of
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Is
among the Canadians who have received summonses to attend their
Majesties' court on May 25. Miss
Money left In January for London,
where she is the guest of her uncle
and aunt, Sir George and Lady Young-
husband, and is residing witb them ln
the Tower of London, where Sir
George Younghusband Is Keeper of
the Jewels.
VANANDA, May 10—Texada Island
I' I held Its annual May Day celebration
* here, and ideal weather brought out a
Among the visitors at the Riverside j jai'gc attondnnce. The mission boat
Hotel at the week-end were Mr. J. A. ! sk>' *'* »*■ ""•*•-> 8"™™' ™n^ t0 «■■'*
McEachern, of Nanaimo; Mr. F. Holt. ■■'<"■*■ ulul'l'er Bay through quiet
Mr. II. Ironside. Mr. J. II. Smith a,,-, , summer seas, and all the autos were
Mr. M. S. Sharpe, of Vancouver; and *"-~>* »**°re with loads of peop e.
Mr. W. M. Varnuni and Mr. and Mrs.! -■"-' May Queen. Phyllis Melville,
W. S. Hillman. of Scuttle.* was  crowned by   he retiring queen,
»   ,   . . Eveline   Blanchard   of   Blubber   Bay.
whist  *'c*' attendants were Lily Ann Smith,
LADYSMITH, May 9.—Chrissle Galloway will have the honor of being
the first May Queen to be crowned In
Ladysmith. The May Festival will bc
held on the afternoon of Mny 19. Much
interest was taken by the pupils of the
public school in soliciting votes for
the various candidates, the result of
the final count being mude known today. Two coronation ceremonies will
take place on the Athletic Grounds.
Prior to the event there will be a
parade through the city. The maids
of honor for the occasion will be
Fredda Wanless, Thelma Clarke and
Edith Walters. A maypole dance will
lie a feature of the enjoyment of the
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Ladies' prizes In the last
drive nt Grantham were won by Mrs. I
Victor Shopland und Mrs. A. .1. King.,
Mrs. II. Grieve won the consolation
prize. First and second prizes among
the gentlemen wero Mr. J. F. Murray
and Mr. John Crockett. Tommy Gray
was awarded the booby prize.
* *   *
Mr. J. Jl. Paterson. of the Provln-
Dial Department of Education, is
making an inspection tour in >he
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Jlr. A. R. England has bad the misfortune to lose four line lambs. He
attributes the killing to dogs.
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Mr.   ('live   Davis,   whose   arm   was
Soriln Little. Betty Rittenhouse and
.Mary Elizabeth Pringle. They made a
very charming group.
Tlie whole affair had been arranged
by the Women's Guild, who also conducted n most successful bazaar the
same afternoon following the May
Queen ceremony.
Hotel from Mr. George Spencer, who
has been operating the house for the
past five years.
♦'  ♦   ♦
Game Warden Ronald Stewart has
been iu the district during the week.
♦   *   *
Owing   to   the   more   seasonable
weather conditions at the  week-end,
Rooms Steam Heated
Reasimubk I
badly hurt iu a logging accident last ] many took advantage of spending a
week, ia making satisfactory progrei
ut St. Joseph's Hospital.
Messrs. II. IS.  Dawley aiid Wilfred
Gouge have taken over the Courtenay
Cumberland, II. C.
First-class throughout
Excellent Cuisine
Electrically Heated
part  of   the   time   at
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Mrs. N. O. Haugh. of Foul Bay, Is
visiting at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
F. H. Moore, Lake Trail road.
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Mr. George Tarbell and Mr. D. Kilpatrick havo returned after participating In the C.P.R. round-the-world
cruise in the Empress of Scotland.
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Jlrs. Herbert Smith hns been visiting her son Stewart, at the University
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[I Crown lands mny lie pre-empted by
1J British subjects over IS years of age
" and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and Improvement for agricultural
Full Information  concerning regu
latlons    regarding    Pre-emptions    is
given in Bulletin No. 1. Land Series,
| "How  to Pre-empt  Land,"  copies  of
...> which can be obtained free of charge
j | by   addressing   the    Department   of
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Our Dining Room offers good food.j |    Records   will   be   granted  covering
good  service,  reasonable  charges. j   "'.'J*'  1"n(1  "f"*."'1'  agricultural
J i purposes, and which  is not tlmber-
f-Iaflta!!   lan''*  '•*•' carrVlng over  il.OOli  board
11UIC1 j ; feet per acre west of the Coast Ranga
J i and 8,000 feet per nere east of thai
•' I Range.
|    Applications   for   pre-emptions  are
I to  be addressed  to  the  Land  Commissioner of the Land Recording DI-
j vision, in which the land applied for
; Is situated, and are made on printed
i forms,  copies  of   which   can   be  ob-
I tallied from tho Land Commissioner.
I    Pre-emptions niusi  lie occupied for
I five  years   and   Improvements  made
j to value of $in  per ncre,  Including
clearing and cultivating nt least five
, acres,   before   Crown   Grnnt   can   bc
I    For more detailed  Information se,;
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land.*'
King George!
P. P. Harrison, M. LA.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Olllce
Courtenay           Phone  258
Local Ofiice
Cumberland Hotel ln Evenings.
Telephone  Halt  or  24
The Practical White Tailor
of all descriptions
David Hunden, Junr.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
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Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' hair cut, any style SOc
Children's hair cut^any style 35o
It's Wringerless
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Phone for a demonstration in your home.
For sale on easy terms b\>
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Applications nre received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timbcrland.
for agricultural purposes: minimum
price of first-class (arable) land Is J.1
per ncre, and second-clnss f grazing I
land $2.riil per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
N'o. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial silos on
limber land, nol exceeding 4u acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of
Unsurveyed nreas, nol exceeding 20
acres, may be leased ns homeslles.
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first yonr, title being
obtained after residence nnd Improvement conditions are fulfilled und
land has been surveyed.
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding fill) acres
may  be leased  by  one  person  or  D
! Under the Crazing Act the Province Is divided Into grazing districts
j and the rnnge administered  under a   tV^
Crazing    Commissioner.        Annual
grazing permits are Issued  based
numbers ranged, priority being given
I j to established owners.   Stock-owners j Jig
may   form   associations   for   range jjsjj
management.   Free, or partially free, i fK;
j permits  nre   available   for   Bottlers,, j&
II campers   and   travellers,   up   to   *» \jtfffij6,^^
I-i   Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a '/o-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
.supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Waer and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927.
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hundreds of thousands of
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Your tire costs will be materially lowered by having the
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your car with these wonderful
tires.   See him now.
Hamilton, Ontario
Ffcwtooe Builds the Only Gum- Dipped Tin*
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Automobile Specialists
Telephone 8 Cumberland
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Last Friday Mr. Rex Paget bagged
three panthers, a mother and her two
kittens. This brings his total killings
of these animals to ten since January
1st. A short time ago he trapped a
big timber wolf.
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Mr. William Rickson made a business visit to Vancouver and returned
ou Saturday night.
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The steamer Point Reyes was in
this week for a cargo of paper for
the States.
Local Lady Mourns
Loss Of Brother
Mrs, Thomas Richards, of this city
some time ago received news of the
death of her brother, Wm. Williams,
a resident of Braddock, Pa., death
occuring on April 26th.. A copy of
thc Daily News-Herald, Braddock, Pa.,
has just been received In Cumberland
and has the following to Bay of Mr.
Wllllarp H. Williams, aged 64, for
the past eleven years Supt. of Public
Works of the Borough of Braddock,
suburb of Pittsburg, died at hlB residence this morning of a complication
of diseases.   Although  Mr. Williams
had been ill for some time, he insisted
upon attending to his duties up until
hve weeks ago, when his condition
became bo alarming that he was
forced to give the wOrk he loved into
other hands. He then became confined to his bed.
One of the best known residents ot
Braddock, Mr. Williams was born in
Wales, Dec. 8th, 1862, and spent his
first birthday on the Atlantic when
his parents decided to emigrate to
America. They settled at Nanticoke,
in the eastern part of Pennsylvania.
In 1882 he moved to Braddock, where
he secured a position with the Carnegie Steel Company. Later he became engineer of Braddock waterworks, being the first to hold that
position when it was created in 1885.
He relinquished this, however, to
enter into the plumbing and heating
business which he continued for 25
years, when he accepted the position
he held at the time ot his death.
All residents of Braddock mourn
the passing of an honest and sincere
official who supported the best Interests of the community. His careful
weighing of the problems at hand led
to many worthy achievements. Perhaps one of the best was the construction of an incinerating plant
after his own design, which has been
copied by many large cities of the
Mr. Williams is survived by his
wife and two sons, Louis of Cleveland, Ohio, and Ft. W. Williams, trusi
officer of the Braddock Trust Co. Two
sisters reside in Nanticoke, one in
Rock Springs, Wyd„ and one in
British Columbia.
Mrs. R. .McNeil, West Cumberland,
gave her home for a card party and
tea In aid of W.B.A. funds, last Saturday evening. Prizes were won by
Mrs. Gear, Jlrs. Eccleston and Sirs,
Farmer (consolation). A jolly time
was spent and a nice sum realized.
Raffle for a home-ninde cake was won
iiy Mr. Wm. McNeil and a centre-piece
donated by Mrs. Francesclnl was won
by Mrs. J. D. Davis.
Mrs. Oeo. Johnston, Windermere
Ave,, entertained for the Lady Foresters on Tuesday evening. Cards and
music were enjoyed. .Miss Ellen Hunden was winner at whist, while Mrs.
R. K. Walker and Mrs. S. Davis tied
for second place, the former winning
on the cut of the cards. A nice sum
was added to tlie funds of lhe order.
, was occupied by both E. L. Macdonald
I and W. A. B. Paul, presidents respectively of the Board of Trade and the
Agricultural Association.
Mr. R. U. Hurford outlined a cooperative scheme for the financing of
a new hall. Mr, H. C. Erickson, of
iho Guaranty Savings and Loan Society, explained some details of the
proposed scheme. A general discussion terminated in the appointing
of a committee consisting ol Messrs.
Felix Thomas, R. U. Hurford and J.
VV'. Stalker, who will prepare details
of the scheme to put before a general
meeting which is to he called at an
early date. This proposal is the outcome of a* general desire throughout
the district for a centralized hall of
sufficient capacity to accommodate
community functions and one that
will adequately house the annual
agricultural exhibition.
The W.B.A. held their annual
Mothers' Day hnuquet in Fraternity
Hall on Thursday evening. A large
number of guests were present, who
partook of Ihe good things provided
by an energetic committee. Adding
to the picturesque scene were the
decorations of mauve and white
Ilowers. "Mother" wus eulogized in
song nnd story. Beautiful baskets of
candy were presented to mothers who
have daughters in the local Review.
One minute's silence was observed in
respect for two of the older members
who are at present sick. Mrs. Maxwell.
Chaplain, and Mrs. Sudworth. Commander Covert was Mistress of Ceremonies.
A great Rally of the Women's
Benefit Association will be held at
Hotel Vancouver. Vancouver, B. C.
on May 17 and 18. Ahout 25 officers
and guards from Cumberland Review
No. 17 expect to be present and will
leave on Monday morning by special
stage. Mrs. Covert, commander, and
Mrs. Frelone. past commander, will
ho delegates from this Review. The
Supreme officers from California ure
expected to be guests.
Mrs. Jowerth D. Lloyd, formerly
C'assic McNiven, was guest of honor
at it miscellaneous shower last Tuesday evening at tho home of Mrs. M.
Stewart, Allan Ave., the event being
arranged by Mrs. Stewnrt aud Mrs.
M. Mitchell ill conjunction with Miss
Olive Riohnrdson. Mrs. Lloyd was
the recipient of n large number of
useful and valuable gifts. The evening passed pleasantly with music and
games. A feature of the evening was
the cutting by Mrs. Lloyd of hor wedding cake, tlie latter being a gift of
Mrs.  James   Magnone,   Port  Alberni.
Those present were Mesdames W.
Beveridge. G. MacLean. It. McNeil. C.
Danilo. M. Stewart, M. Mitchell, J.
Robertson, W. Cope, 1. Lloyd. J. Cameron, M. B. Stewart. J. Horbury, A.
Lockhart, and the Misses O. Richardson, D. Maxwell, H, Lockhart, H.
Parnham, L. Hanks, M. Richardson,
J. Mitchell and 11. Saunders.
ment In conjunction with the City-
Council. It was agreed that the
matter needed urgent attention and
was left with the committee, the personnel of which is Messrs. R. li. Hurford, W. A. Urquhart and H. Morrison.
The directors went on record as being
In favor of supporting in every way
possible a district exhibit from the
Comox Valley to Victoria and other
exhibitions. The appointing of the
following committees complete the
list of committees for the Fall Fair:
Finance—Messrs. J. H. Macintvre,
W. A. B. Paul, and Wm. Duncan.
Printing—Messrs. E. F. Thomas, R.
U. Hurford, and J. Crockett.
Grounds—Messrs. R, U. Hurford, H.
Morrison, and W. A. Urquhart.
Sports—Messrs. H. S. Baker, H. K.
Midwinter, Neil Cameron and A. B.
Mrs. Victor Sbopland was appointed
a member of the hall committee. In
place of Mrs. J. II. Parkin, who has
left for Campbell River.
This year the prize list Includes
special awards for class exhibitions
of scliool work. These are history or
geography projects and exhibits of
drawing, open to pupilB attending any
elementary school in tire district. A
resolution introduced by Mr. John
Crockett, which would request the
Department of Agriculture to nssist
In suplylng a stallion for tlie district,
was discussed. Owing to the advanced date the motion was not
Memorial Window
To Be Erected In
Memory of Soldier
This advertisement it lot published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
COURTENAY, May 11.—For tlu*
purpose of considering a project for
the erection of a community ball suitable to house the annual Agricultural
exhibition, a meeting was held In tho
city hall on Tuesday night. It was
the regular meeting date of the Co-
mox-Courtenay Board of Trade, but
the directors of the Agricultural Assn.
were able to co-operate at the meeting.   During   the   evening  the   chair
Tlic Cumberland High School team
lias captured the cup as winners of
the Junior League lu basketball.
"Mucli •credit goes to the scliool five
for tlie game tights which they put
up against older teanis, during the
series. They also gained the reputation of being clean players and,good
The team consisted of: centre. Vic.
Marlnelli; forwards, Conrod and Jack
Hill; backs, Norman Hill, Norman
Frelone and Archie Dick; spares, Gordon Horwood, Alastair MacKinnon,
Andrew Brown.
Harold Conrod proved to be tlie star
of the season, Bcoring the greatest
number of points, while Marinelll and
Hill rivalled him ns speedy players.
The guards are equal In honors and
can claim half the victories due to
their steady support. The teanis
played against were: Comox (defaulted). Courtenny If. S. (2), Cougars,
Courtenay Intermediates; 5 straight
in prizes MONSTER 1927
$1,000 ' K
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COURTENAY, May !». — Before
starting the business of tlieir regular
monthly meeting the directors of the
Comox Agricultural Association mad"
an inspection oE the state of the
grounds whicli were ploughed las,
Fall. It was found that the turf ha-i
decomposed to -ome extent. Mr. W.
A. Urquhart, as a member of the com-
iJiiMep appointed to level, seed uml
fence the grounds, reported and outlined a proposed scheme of improve-
Victoria Day, 24th of May
Big Parade leaves School at 9:00 a.m., proceeding through City and |
thence up Dunsmuir Avenue to Recreation Ground. I
Anyone may compete in Parade. Wonderful Prizes! I
Adult Sports
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Best Decorated Float $25.00
Best Advertising Float  25.00
Best Decorated Automobile   15.00
Best Comic Group     7.50
Best Decorated Bicycle     5.00
Best Character Representation     5.00
Best Advertising Character     5.00
Best Comic Individual     5.00
Parade Prizes for District Schools (open)
Class with highest percentage in
the parade $ 5.00
Best Decorated Group of 16, Grade
Five down  _  10.00
Best Decorated Group of 16, Grade
Six up   _... 10.00
of May Queen
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May Pole
Dancing and
Folk Songs
Anywhere, in any
weather, this milk
keeps perfectly in the
unopened Can. You
am safely order it by
the dozen a*-*d keep a
supply in the pantry.
Ideal rcr cooking.
Write Thc Borden Co.
Limited, V maauver, /nr
Free Ranipe Hook.
|    The local branch of the Royal Bank
of Canada Is now receiving subscrlp-
1 tioiiH for the erection of a memorial
| window   in   proud   remembrance   ot
Mnj.-Qen. L. J.  Lipsett,  C.B., C.M.G.,
the window to bu placed In the cast
end of the new Garrison Church of
1 All Saints. Winnipeg.   For the reason
that Major General  Lipsett was ser-
jvlng in  Western Canada as General
Staff   Officer   before   thu   War   and
originally   commanded   the  Slh   Bn„
| C.E.F..   leaving  Winnipeg  with  that
i tJiilt, it was felt that this city was a
; suitable  location  for such a Memor-
1 ial.     Subscriptions    are  asked from
I friends of the late Major General and
those  who served  under him in the
3rd Canadian  Division, 2nd Canadian
Infantry   Brigade  and  iilli   Battalion.
C.E.F. in the Great War from 1914 to
Tiie window represents a Crucifixion scene treated very originally by
the artist. Ilight nnd left are tho
figures of St. Michael and St. George,
the Patron Saint of the Army; the
Roman soldiers in the background are
shown carrying banners. The Crucifixion represents the supreme sacrifice while the Roman soldiers are
symbolical of men who served overseas. The subject as a whole Is distinctly a Memorial design. The
illustration gives a good idea of the
composition, tlie colors are very rich
and Jewel-like, An inscription slating
tliat it is erected to the memory of
General Lipsett by the 3rd Canadian
Division. 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, and tlie Sth Battalion, C.B.F.,
will be placed underneath,
It is felt by the Committee that subscriptions should lie as representative
as possible and that all those who
served under the General be given an
opportunity to subscribe, no matter
how small the amount may lie. Subscriptions will, ho taken locally as
mentioned above, or may be sent
direct to Mr, F. L, Patton, Asst.-Gen.
Manager, Dominion Bank, Main and
McDermot, Winnipeg. Subscriptions
should be sent not later than June
st,  1927.
Cumberland City Band will be in attendance
Special train leaves
Union Bay for Cumberland and Way Points at
8:30 a.m.
At the Recreation Grounds
ALL DAY, MAY 24th.
Special train leaves
Cumberland   for   Union
Bay after the Sports at
6:00 p.m.
On   Sale  May  22   to   September  30.
limit October 31
In Canada and the United States
Summer Tourist Tickets
The Triangle Tour
On Sale May 15 to Sept. 30.
Ranadian National-*
For full particulars apply
Cumberland E. W. bickle Tele-phone tu
Or write C. F. Earle, District Passenger Agont, Victoria. "a
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927.
Monday, May 16
'Love Makes 'em Wild'
with Johnny Harron, Sally Phipps
Florence Gilbert, J. Farrell McDonald
J. Farrell MacDonald and Arthur
Housman will soon be in town with a
cure for blues or grouch. They come
to the Ilo-llo theatre next Monday
aud to the Gaiety theatre next Tuesday, in "Love Makes 'Em Wild," a
version of the story, Willie the Worm.
The two coined';.ns would make a
mummy chuckle.
Johnny Harron and Sally Phipps
have the leading roles In the film,
whicli concerns an office worm whom
romance turns Into a roaring Hon.
Some breezy scenes ensue when the
worm   decides   to   "settle"   with   all
those who previously made his  life '
miserable. Included In everyone from
tha big boss to the elevator boy.
Albert Ray directed the film from
the screen play by Harold Shumate.
Ilo-llo Theatre
Attraction? for the
Coming Week
A Laugh in
every foot
of the film
A Celebrated
Drama of City
Packed with
thrills, romance
and suspense
Swashbuckling  pirates  aboard  old i prominent artists as Andre Beranger.
Spanish galleons flying the skull andj San  De Grasse,  Mitchell Lewis and
cross-bones, quaint  New Orleans  in I scores of others.
1820, for seventeen years under the |   "The Eagle of the Sea" Is the ro-
Stars and Stripes but still a bit of j mantle story of Jean Lafltte, last of
the Old World; love in moonlit gar-j the buccaneers, who with a price on
dens, encounters between men-o'-war j his head, comes to New Orleans as
and  merchant ships ln the dead of | Captain Sazarac.   Just a few of the
night, roar of cannon mingled with Uxclting scenes wliieh wlll be shown
a pounding ofthe sea—that, In brief,'are the capture of "The Serapliine'
is  a glimpse  of "The  Eagle  of the i by Cortez' pirate crew, the abduction |
Sea,"  Paramount's   titanic  spectacle  of .Miss Vidor from an American mer- j
which  comes   to  the   Ilo-llo theatre i eliantnian, a mutiny of the corsairs I
next Wednesday and Thursday, May | when Cortez refuses them permission;
18-19, and to the Gaiety theatre on i to loot their prize, and the battle be-'
Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.       11 ween    buccaneers    and    Spaniards'
This photoplay, representing one of  which results In the blowing up and
Gaiety Theatre
Monday,; May 16
May Allison
'The City"
May 17
The Greatest
Laugh of the
It's a
the greatest undertakings in recent
years, is the first production to be
made for Famous Players-Lasky Corporation by Frank Lloyd, the man
who won everlasting fame with "The
Sea Hawk." Aside from Florence
Vidor and RIcardo Cortez, featured
players; the cast is composed of such
sinking of a galleon.
Charles Tenney Jackson wrote
'Captain Sazarac" from which "Tlle
Eagle of the Sea" was adapted. Jul-
len Josephson prepared the screen
play. All work was done uiider the
supervision of Associate Producer
13. P. Scliulberg.
Next Friday and Saturday
1   rl/aV  Pfc V
0 Qarumount Qicture
The screen version of "The City,'
one of the most talked of plays of
America, produced by Fox Film.i
under the direction of H. William
Neill, will be shown at the Gaiety
theatre next Jlonday, May 16th, and
at the Ilo-llo on Tuesday, May 17th.
This play by Clyde Fitch was pro-f
duced after his death and was, according to all critics, the greatest
thing he had ever written. In tho
transposition from the stage to the
screen, the play has gained rather
than lost. There Is the same moral
preached, but It is driven home morj
forcefully In that more of the action
can be visibly carried out.
Walter McGrall plays the part that
Tully Marshall created on the stage.
Nancy Nash, Fox Films latest find, ls
cast as the Girl, Robert Frazer as the
elder brother and Richard Walling as
the Boy ln the production Others In
the all-star cast are May Allison, 11"-
dil Rosing, Lillian Elliott, George
Irving, Melbourne MacDowell, Fred
Walton, Billie Baxter and Alleen Manning.
Clara Bow's initial starring production, "It," ls apt to start a storm
of mental measuring. After seeing
the picture, men and women may well
wonder whether they possess "It,','
that marvellous power whicli Elinor
Glyn claims can attract people against
their better judgment.
If you Imagine you have "It," ask
yourself the following questions:
Are you at all self-conscious? Have
you a magnetic appeal? Arc you a
masterful lover? Are you confident
of yourself? Have you faith in yourself? Can anything influence you?
Are you fearless? Have you Individuality? Are you true to yourself? Are
you capable of a deep love? L'pon
answering these queries and batting
one hundred per cent, be assured
that you have "It."
Madame Glyn Imbued the character
played by Miss Bow with a superfluous amount of "It." In fuct, she-
well, come on down to the Ilo-llo tonight or tomorrow night nnd find out
for yourself. Antonio Moreno plays
opposite the star. Clarente Badger
directed for Paramount.
I i a>,iaa»naaa...«Ba.n
The Los Angeles fire department
gave every co-operation in tho matting of "Tho Fire Fighters," the Adventure Chapter play which begins
Monday and Tuesday. May 23-24, at
tho Ilo-llo theatre. In nn effort to
show the publlc the perils of their
occupation, these men gladly gave of
their time and skill In lighting fires
to appear on the screen as actors In
the greatest natural melodrama of
the city, fire fighting. Jacques Jac-
card directed this Adventure picture
J rtlth Jack Daugherty starring with
\ Helen Ferguson and others.
The last word in dances has come
lo town. It Is called "The Savannah
Shuffle" and what adds weight to. its
popularity, which has spread over thr
cotiutry like wildfire, is the fact that
It was written by Reginald Denny,
favorite motion picture star. "The
Savannah Shuffle" is a riotous number with "hot lyrics" and a reproduction of it appears in "Skinner's Drcs**i
Suit," the Universal-Jewel which will
be the feature attraction at the Gaiety
theatre,   Courtenay,   this    week-end.
mm 'en
a Comedy
Wednesday.!-Thursday, May 18-19
The Greatest Railroad
Melodrama ever shown
on the screen
with H. B. Warner
Lillian Rich
John Bowers    i
Lilyan Tashman
Ilo-llo, Wednesday-Thursday, May 18-19
Gaiety, Friday-Saturday, May 20-21 PAGE SIX
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927.
House Furninshings
The bright days call for renovations, and we have laid
in a goodly supply of the many nick-nacks which go
to the furnishing of the home.
We have quite an assortment of New Designs and Patterns
of Linoleums, 2 yards wide, as well as 4 yards wide. We
have two good patterns In the 4 yard wide material, so that
your room can have 1 piece which wlll cover the whole room.
We have quite an assortment of Linoleum Rugs in stock,
but we can secure for you practically any color in a few
days in most of tho wanted sizes.
Our new stock of Nets is to hand and we feel will meet your
approval. We have them at most of the wanted prices, and
have on display quite an assortment.
A shipment of Cretonnes has recently come to hand in both
single und double widths. Thc single is a reversible cretonne and a good quality which can be depended upon to
give good wear.   The price per yard is   45t?
Reversible Cretonne, 60 inches wide, six patterns to choose
from.   Price per yard Is   60a*
We have several styles to choose from as well as the chairs
with  rockers.   Call and  see  them.
We have a full assortment ol Pillows from $1.00 each to
^3.50, with the choicest down.
See our leading Mattresses with good filling and a splendid
covering.   The price each Is   $10.30
A meeting of the Cumberland Rod
and Gun Club will be held at 7:30
o'clock this Sunday evening, in the
lecture room of the Athletic Club.
This will be an Important meeting,
and it is urged that all members make
an effort to attend.
Tho nynK Boys will be at your
service on tlie evening of Nay 24th at
a peppy dance In the Uo-IIo hall.
The usual old time dance will be
held at the Ilo-llo hall on Saturday.
These dances have proved to be very
popular and very Jolly affairs, and
the dance to be held this week-end
will be Jollier than ever. Gents., SOc,
ladies, 25c (including tax). Byng
Boys orchestra.
Personal Mention
Mr. ThomaB Stewart left this morning for a short visit with his parents
ln Nanaimo.
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Mr. John Mort Jr., of New Westminster, arrived Wednesday and will
visit his parents at Campbetl Hiver
for a few days.
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Mrs. George Richardson leaves on
Monday next to attend the Presbytery of the United Church, which will
convene  Wednesday at Vancouver.
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Mr. Keg. O'Brien left this morning
for Vancouver on a short visit.
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Nay 24th— Finish it oft' by iitlrmlliii*
the dunce In the llo-Ilo hall, llyng
Boys orchestral.
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Mr. H. E. Murray returned Sunday
evening last from Victoria, where In-
had been called on account of the
Illness of Mrs. Murray. Her many
fflendB In Cumberland and district
will be pleased to hear she Is progressing very favorably and expects
to return to Cumberland next Week.
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Mr. T. H. Carey motored from Victoria on Sunday last after visiting
the Capitol city in a business capacity
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Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Dundo and Mr.
John McNeil returned Monday last
from Extension, where they had spent
the week-end.
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Bickle and
son, Edward, were visitors to Vancouver during the week.
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Included in the 1927 graduating
class at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Victoria, are the following nurses:
Margaret Glover, Union Bay; Grace
Temple, Comox.
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Messrs. H. E. Murray and G. Apps
motored to Parksville last Wednesday
to attend a meeting in connection
with the forthcoming June 3rd sports
for up-Island schools.
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Cumberland and Bevan will meet
next Sunday afternoon in a friendly
baseball matcli, the first to be played
in this city for two years.
I Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Parnham and
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford motored
to Victoria on Saturday last, return
Ing the next day.
Mysterious Fire At
Unoccupied House
Last Tuesday there was great excitement in Cumberland when live of
unknown origin virtually destroyed
nn unoccupied two-atory dwelling
house on Derwent Avenue, the property of Mr. James Pryde, now ui
Edmonton, Alta.
At ahout three o'clock in the afternoon neighbors noticed Btnoke Issuing
from the two chimneys and an investigation was made, as the house
was known to be untenanted. Ou
opening a door in the lower portion
of the luiildins Hie whole room bursl
into flames. An alarm was immediately turned in to the local lire
department and soon afterward two
streams were playing on the house,
wliieh was now completely enveloped
in (lames, both upstairs and down.
It was some time before the efforts
of the brigade had any appreciable
effect, as the hose had several times
to be turned on neighboring sheds
and fences to keep them from igniting
under tiie terrific heat. The firemen
worked for an hour and a half before
the flames were quenched, and the
big bouse now stands a charred mass,
looking as if It might completely
collapse under the first srong wind.
So dense was the smoke issuing from
the blazing building that the firemen '
had to use masks for some time.
15.00 UP
Load your Camera with the
dependable Film in the
yellow box for the 24th
Fresh Stock of all sizes
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
Have you cashed your Discount Bonds
Owing to a serious mishap to the
machinery of S. S. Princess Patricia,
necessitating replacements from Britain, the Nanaimo-Vancouver service
ls now being taken by the Charmer,
which leaves Nanaimo daily Including
Sunday at 5:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. In
addition to Charmer, Motor Princess
continues her daily service of 10 a.m.
and 5.45 pjn. from Nanaimo to Vancouver. This service will continue
for several weeks.
News has been received by her relatives here of the death of Mrs. .Mar-
; garet Lyttell at -the ago of sixty-nine.
\ Before she left for Vancouver, Mrs.
Lyttell resided in the district lor i"
! years on the farm on the Anderton
road,   Little   Hiver.     She   leaves   lo
I mourn her Kiss, four daughters, two
stepdaughters, two sous, seven grand
; children aud four great grandchildren.   Her daughters are Mrs. C.
1 White  of Ctimbe rland.   Mrs.   Hornal
' of Courtenay,. Mrs. Crossan ol' Vancouver and Mrs. Scobie of Massachus-
setts; stepdaughters, Mrs. Olson of
Seattle and Mrs. Conic of Courtenny;
I sons, Messrs. James and Matthew Lyttell of Yakima and Everett, respectively.   Mrs. Lyttell died at the home
[ of   her   daughter.   Mrs.   Crossan,   at
1132S,    10th   Ave.,    East,    Vancouver.
[death being rather sudden.
ltev. and Mr.-.. J. B. Hewitt will
attend United Church Presbytery at
Vancouver next week.
You're planiiiim' lo spend .May 21th
In Cumhcrliiiid, so why not plun to
a.tuiil the dance In the llo-Ilo hall
tlml  evening,   liyiur  Hoys  playing.
James liaird, of Cumberland, hereby
withdraws notice published in a recent issue of the Islander, with
reference to his wife.
Cumberland, B. C,
May 12, 11127.
Mrs. G. Peacock and family take
this opportunity of thanking all their
friends for the very kind expressions
of sympathy in their recent bereavement*. Special IhauUs are extended
nlso to friends for the use of autonomics and also for the beautiful
floral  tributes received.
Licensed Taxi Driver
AtCORFlELD MOTORS, Ltd., Courtenay, BC.
Mr. Buyer
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all Cars sold
over $250
Now is ths
10 DAYS ONLY I Easy Terms
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May 12th to May 21st
.Prices Never Before.
Quoted In This
stock of
Special Sales Conductors
! We are offering you our entire
' stock of Used Cars at Prices
never   before   quoted   in   this
town.   If you are considering
purchasing a new or used car
this season, or trading in your
old one, we are in a position and
'K  would be pleased at this oppor-
f   tune time to meet your desire
y   both in Quality and Price.   It is
.:   beyond  all  doubt  the  biggest
m ,7.k  opportunity of the year to pur-
Mf Used Car.
We hope the people of Cumberland and surrounding Districts
will take advantage of this
mighty slaughter in Used Cars.
Come early and get thc Best.
Easy terms on all purchases.
Prices  d**| C


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