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CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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With which ls consolidated the Cumberland News.
FORTY-FOURTH YEAR—No. 2.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA    SATURDAY, JANUARY  10,  1925     <rfaffit
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MILLIONS AEE THRILLED
In its issue of December 31st, 1924, The Vancouver Morning Sun has the following to say about
Peter Pan, the great screen play, which is showing at
the Iio-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland this Friday and Saturday, and at theatres of the larger cities of United
States and Canada:
"This week, in 250 picture houses of North America, millions ot people are thrilling, for the first time, to the exquisitely
written produced story of Peter Pan.
"If the moving picture industry had still to prove Its usefulness as a first-class force for delight, culture and entertainment, Peter Pan alone would supply that proof.
"Sir James Barrle i3 among the lirst of the world's great
pla. wrlghts. For the refinement of tho men's emotions and the
purification of men's hearts, his work has contributed in a
tremendous degree. His pen has been one of the world's greatest clvlllzers.
"And this moving picture Industry, at which thousands still
sneer us a cheap Imitation of art. is placing the best of Barrle
before 50.000.li00 people at a price anyone can afford.
"There ha3 never before been any artistic medium so capable
of bringing real art and the rellning power of genlU3 Into tlie
lives of so many people as the motion picture.
"I'etcr Pan, with beautiful and talented Betty Bronson, is a
milestone tn the life of that Industry."
Ushering  In The  Glad  New  Year
It was twelve-three a.m., New
Year's morning. He was hugging
the "Saturday evening post" at the
comer of First Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue. Was he full? No, that
could not he for he had sworn off.
Was he sick? Maybe he was paralyzed. What If he was? We stopped—for there wero two of us—and
listened. Then we heard n voice—
there must have been two scrambling
for the same edition of the Saturday
evening post.
Jim—hlc—can you — hlc — shing—
hie—the New Year—hlc—in? There
was no direct reply, but we heard the
following words of a most fitting parody:
"There were ninety and nine.
Stretched out ln a row;
Christmas Cheer had laid them low.
They all had been dry
And hard as they'd try
They couldn't walk true to the
chalk line."
Then everything went deathly still
—save for the explosion of a few
firecrackers and the tooting ot horns
Jim bad brought happiness to his pal
for just as we resumed our homeward Journey the second oriole sank
to the sidewalk chanting tlie olu familiar:
"Now I lay me down to sleep;
All rolled up ln a little heap;
If I should ever wake up and think
I'd never take another d—drink."
A little boy shouted S.O.S.. set off
his last cracker and beat It for home.
It was a great night; It was a wild
night and doubtcless many good resolutions have been broken since.
VANCOUVER CITY
PLAY HERE SUNDAY
The management of the Cum-"
berland United Football Club
have been successful in arranging a home game for their team
against Vancouver City this coming Sunday. A. S. Jones will
referee, the game being scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. on the Recreation Ground. This will be
the first game played here for
some time and a large crowd is
expected.
Logging Company
Likely to Start
Operation Feb. 1
COURTENAY, Jan. 8.—There are
good Indications that logging operations by the Comox Logging and Railway Co., wlll open up by the first of
February. At present thirty men
are busily occupied in the work of
overhauling the company's loteomo-
tlves, skidders and other machinery
md equipment. The sklddors have
been brought Into the shops at Headquarters where they are being equipped with new boilers which will considerably increase their power and
safety. Mr. R. Fllberg, the superintendent of the company, Is at present
In Vancouver and on his return It Is
expected that the date of the recommencement of operations will be
known. The weather wlll, no doubt
have something to do with the opening up of work in the woods.
Courtenay-Vancouver Freight Service
Is Put Before Courtenay Rate-Payers
COURTENAY, Jan. 6.—The two issues which will be put before the
ratepayers In the form of plebiscites
at the forthcoming municipal elections
were the cause 01 a good deal of discussion nt Monday's Council meeting.
These Issues are popularly known as
"The question of the backing ot bonds
for the Vancouver-Courtenay freight
boat" ond "The Cow By-law." Tho
first of these subjects was brought up
by the reading of a letter from Mr. A
McGlllls thc Company's manager in
Vancouver, n copy of which follows.
To C. S. Wood Esq.,
City Clerk
Corporation of City of Courtenay.
Dear Sir;—
We have had your letter before us
for a few days and beg herewith to
acknowledge receipt of same. We
noto with some satisfaction that tlie
question of the Bonds is to be submitted to the rate-payers some time
next month ond shall await the outcome with Interest. So fnr as this
company ls concerned we wish to see
the matter approached and settled
without either blind prejudice or unreasoning favor holding sway on either hand. We would like the matter
to be dealt with entirely on Its merits, looked at as a purely business
proposition from the point of view ol
the City of Courtenay and Its best Interests, wilh the City of Courtenay
acting as unbiassed Judge.
In times past we have undertaken
to suggest whtit we considered to be
possibilities for Conrtena : that Is to
say: we have expressed opinions that
such and such, for instance, were like
Iy to bo of benefit tn Courtenay. or
that a certain line ol anilon miglil
enhance Courteney's chances for progress. In so doing we acted only a.
outsiders suggesting things which, as
outsiders, we deemed might be bene
ficial, but lacking of course, that intimacy with detail that Is necessarily
a characteristic of outsiders. Nevertheless, It may be that an outsider,
free from the strictures of detail, is
better able to obtain a truer perspective of a situation than those who
are close to it. In any case in any
of those things concerning which we
may have made suggestions, or offered
opirions, we do not desire to be considered as infallible authorities.
Courtenay must be the arbiter on
these matters which effect her welfare. If, however, at any time we
have been able to offer points of view
that have been helpful, we feel gratified to that extent; or if in the future we are able to olfer any such assistance *ve shall only be too willing
willing to do so.
Sincerely yours
Vancouver-Courtenay  Transportation
Company, Limited.
Per A. MacGlllls, Pres.
In accordance witli tlle Council's
decision at the December meeting, the
following plebiscite will be put to the
ratepayers on election day:
"Are You In Favor Of Guaranteeing
Bonds Of The Vancouver-Courtenay
Transportation Company Limited?"
The following Is a short summary
of the terms of the agreement submitted by the Vancouver-Courtenay
Transportation Co. Ltd., to the Council for Its consideration:
The City agrees to guarantee payment of the principal and interest of
3onds to the amount of $35,000, bearing Intcresl at 6r/<*. payable ln 2o
years, to be issued by the Company.
The Company agrees, upon the com-
ilctlon of the Bale of the Bonds to
mild or buy a boat suitable, In Its
Shareholders Will
Support Bonds For
New Freight Boat
COURTENAY, Jan.—At a meeting
of the local share holders of the Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation Co.,
Ltd., held In the Creamery ofiice last
night, with Mr. R. U. Hurford ln the
chair, It was unanimously resolved to
fully support the backing of bonds for
the new freight boat for Courtenay
service. It was evident that some
of the shareholders were disgruntled
at the commencement of thc meeting
but after t,le tacts **ai* 1)een explained
to those shareholders who have not
followed the conditions as closely as
others during the last few ninths, a
much better feeling prevailed. Mr.
W. Pritchard, the compay's freight
agent in Vancouver, Mr. M. MacKay
also of Vancouver, and some ten local
shareholders were present.
It wns clearly brought out that the
passing of the plebiscite on the 15th
of this month would in no way add to
the burden of the Courtenay tax-pay-
er.The meeting also learned that the
new boat would be covered to the extent of five-sixths by a marine Insurance policy, and that the Transportation company is offering adequate
guarantees to the City tor the retirement of the proposed bonds on the
boat tt was agreed that the temporary stoppage of the river service
had been a means of giving the question much publicity that it otherwise
might not have got.
One of the local share-holders gave
expression to much exception to the
sudden recent toppage of the boat;
but Mr. Geo. Edwards who has always
been a staunch supporter of the river
service pointed out that after all, this
stoppage took place In the year 1924
and thnt we are now in the year 1925
and must look forward not backward.
There are a number of people In the
district who consider the question of
water transportation by far the most
important for Courtenay's future, and
will watch the result of next Thursday's plebiscite with Interest.
Thanks Extended
To Cumberland
L. & A. Assn.
(Continued on  Page Two)
Cumberland B.C., Jan. 8, 1925.
Editor,  Cumberland  Islander,
Dear Sir;—We would like to take
this opportunity of expressing,
through the medium ot your columus.
our sincere thanks to the members of
the Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Association for their generous action
In donating, through their Board of
Management, two trophies for competition ln the Cumberland Basket Ball
League. The two trophies for the
respective winners ln the Ladles' and
Men's division wlll bo competed for
annually.
Since the organization of our league this season we have been seeking two trophies and feel pleased that
our efforts have been rewarded.
Despite the fact there are around
eighty registered players In our two
divisions of thc league we venture to
say basket hall ls merely in its infancy here. We certainly think It
is In the Interests of the community
at large to encourage our young people to Indulge ln such clean, healthy
and character-building recreation as
basket ball at the Band Hall.
The action of the Board "of Management of thc "Club" In giving us more
than trophies, and also more lenient
concessions re our gate receipts wlll.
wo believe, do much to perpetuate the
game and thus eliminate seasons of
spasmodic enthusiasm that only burn
themselves Into activity the following
season. Each trophy will prove the
star that the various teams will hitch
their wagons to year by year.
In again expressing our thanks we
do not think the Board of Management
or members of the "Club" will ever
have any reason to regret their action.
Also we cannot overlook this occasion to offer similar acknowledgements to Mr. T. H. Carey who offered
us material assistance ln the event
of our league falling to secure trophies.
We are, sir,
Yours for basket ball,
Phylls   Partridge,  Secretary.
Alex. S. Denholme, Pres.
Cumberland City Basketball  League.
CROSS WORD PUZZLE U
Here is the first cross word puzzle to be user
gatio'n at the Knoxville, Pa., Baptist church
ering the text of the sermon preached by Rev-
is a verse from the Bible, and every verse but
This is a new feature of cross word puzzles,
edge of the Bible. The Rev. McElvain cont
lar in the home, it should be equally popular
tendance, especially among the younger peo
Left to Right: Ellena Torrey and Mrs. Frank
word puzzle.     *
SED IN CHURCH SERVICE
I as part of a church sermon.     The congre-
solved this puzzle one night, thereby discov-
. George F. McElvain, the pastor.    The text
one is represented in the correct solution.
increasing the vocabulary and one's knowl-
ends that if the cross word puzzle is so popu-
in church—incidentally increasing the at-
ple.
Oehling working out their first Bible cross
SEARCH PARTY
FAIL TO LOCATE
MISSING MAN
On Saturday evening last a publlc
He meeting was called by Mayor
Parnham for the purpose of devising
ways and means of locating Mr. Thomas Michell, who has been missing
since 11 a.m. December 24th. A
search party was organized consisting
of between thirty and forty local men
who    volunteered    their   assistance.
Early on Sunday morning the party
set out In tlle direction in which the
missing man was last seen, namely
the Bevan Road near the old No.S
landing. After searching diligently
in this direction, the parly split up.
part proceeding towards Puntledge,
Into Black Lake and to the Dam. Another part searched a number of old
trails between Bevan Itoad and the
railway track. Others went by truck
to Comox Lake where the missing man
had been accustomed to spending a
great deal of time. Every conceivable trail and nook was gone into,
the party devoting practically tho
whole of the day to a diligent and
conscientious search.
However, all efforts were In vain as
no possible clue to Ihe whereabouts
or fate of Mr. Michell was found and
the party returned feeling discouragement at the lack of better results, but
with the assurance that no stone had
been left unturned in the search.
Basketball League
Re-Opened Thurs.
Thursday evening saw the re-opening of the local Basketball league for
Ihe second round, two snappy games
being played and won In decisive
manners. In the opener, the Public
School Cirls were detested 18-0 by
the P.D.Q's, who had the game In
hand nil through the forty minute!:,
seeming to score at wlll. K. Bono
and B. Bickle copped all tlie points.
The men's game produced a onesided score, 47-7 in favor of the
Rangers over the Athletic. Altken.
for tho winners, added about 9 field
goals to his total, while Hunden and
Bannerman, former Doo Dads, also
ringed quite a few. The Rangers
had a new centre In the person of
Joe Dallos, who although out of Ihe
game for thc past two years, showed
that he has lost none of his speed
aiid shooting ability. Walker wns
the only outstanding player on the
Athletlc's line-up.
In the absence of "Toots" Plump,
who ls on tho sick lint, John Cameron
took charge as referee and did so In
an able manner.
BUSINESS BRISK
IN COURTENAY
COURTENAY, Jan. 5.—Business
along the waterfront goes on as usual
in spite of the holiday season. On
Friday, the SS. Matsqul docked with a
cargo of fodder and grain tor local
feed merchants. Monday morning
saw the Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation (Vs craft moored alongside
its berth in the city. This trip, the
general cargo for Cumberland and
Courtenay merchants, was in excess
of the amount of freight carried on
the previous weeks run. The accessibility of tbe company's craft and
warehouse make the work of discharging the cargo and the removal
of freight quick and easy.
Parallel to our own
Freight Rate Case
As a source of Inspiration for opponents of the Oliver Government who
arc inclined to deride the efforts of
the Premier and his colleagues In
their light for equalized freight rates
a story, the first instalment of whirl
appears in the January "Success"
magazine is commended. It has to
do with an exactly similar problem
that confronted tlie people of the
prairie states and which was fought
to a successful conclusion by the people of Oregon, led by a woman, Mrs.
Rose Tyler Barrett, who has recently
been appointed manager of the city
of Warrenton, at the mouth of the
Columbia River, In recognition of her
services to her town and state. Sho
Is the first woman ill the United
States to hold such a position and she
is not accepting the salary of $3fio0
a year, but Is doing her great community work for One Dollar a year.
Thc portion of the story that proves
the people of this province are not
backing a losing fight reads as though
it might he our own. It reads as
follows and was related by Mrs. Barrett for readers of Success Magazine:
What We Needed Most
"I found that the Industries of Ihe
Pacific Coast were being ruined by
lack of shipping facilities and I found,
too, that all our cars came lo us empty. It seemed such a waste when 'he
country needed transportation so badly. All at once It came lo me that
Those cars should be filled with wheat
There was no reason for shipping all
the Western wheat to the East—our
shipping facilities wero Just as good
and if the wheat came lo us, we could
send our products back In the snme
icars. and this would solve our whole
Industrial problem.
!    "I became excited and enthusiastic
j I could seo the wheat flowing ln to
our warehouses and unloading nt our
| great docks and the groat strings ol
cars returning Eastword with ou:*
fruit and salmon and lumber, and
other products.
"I saw tho Montana farmer tending
his wheat a thousand miles away from
his nearest world market—whon he
might he sending It to us, a thousand
miles nearer—and I believed that I
could make him see it. It wns so
sensible.
"I knew It would be a fight hut I
Cumberland Basket
Ball League; Second
Round of Schedule
At the meeting held lest Sunday by
the Cumberland Basketball Association, the most Important item of the
evening's business was the drawing
up of a new schedule for the second
round of the league, which began
Thursday evening. Following Is the
complete schedule:
Thursday, January 8.—
P.D.Q's vs. Pub. Sell. Girls.
Athletics vs. Rangers.
Monday, January 12.—
Yellow Jackets vs. C.O.I.T.
Athletics vs. Owls.
Thursday, January 15.—
Pub. Sch. Girls vs. High Sch. Olrls.
Doo Dads vs. Athletics.
CANDIDATES FOR
CIVIC HONORS
Returning Officer W. H. Cope will
be at the Council Chambers on Monday, January 18th between the hours
of 12 o'clock noon and 2 p.m. to receive nominations for Mayor. Six Aldermen, three School Trustees and
one Police Commissioner.
The ratepayers are heglnlng to take
interest 111 municipal politics and several names are mentioned for nomination.
For Mayor, Charles J. Parnham wlll
seek re-election and it ls said a dark
horse may come out to oppose him.
For Aldermen. A. E. Jeffrey, John J.
Potter. Frank, K. Dallos, John Led-
ingham, Patrick Mullen. T. II. Mumford. Alex Maxwell and T. Mordy.
For School Trustee. John Ledlng-
ham. Alex Maxwell, J. C. Brown, Nell
McFadyen and T. Mordy.
Police Commissioner. It Is understood that H " Macdonald will seek
re-election.
In thc event of an election the polls
will be open at thc city Council Chambers on Thursday the 15th January,
from S a.m. to 8 p.m.
never dreamed how much bitter opposition would develop—how much
false Information would he circulated
—and how much money would be
spent by tlie more Eastern cities In
Ihe attempt to hold the great wheat
business of the West."
She set out alone to accomplish her
purpose, appearing but seldom personally She threw six thousand
dollars of her own funds—wliieh the
had accumulated In her real estate
business—Into tho campaign quietly
and unostentatiously never attracting
thc publlc attention to herself.
Through her advertisements which
she inserted in 125 newspapers
throughout the wheat belt the farmers began to learn things. They
wero already restive over tie-ups and
seasonal paralysis in shipping facilities. They began to wonder why It
cost them twenty-eight cents to ship
their grain n thousand miles to Minneapolis when mlneapolls could ship
It clear to New York, double the distance, for twenty-six cents.
"We showed them." said Mrs. Barrett, "that It should only cost them
thirteen cents to ship It a thousand
miles nearer their final market and
they began lo ask th" railroads some
questions.
"We saw that a meeting was called
t Continued on Page Three) PAGE TWO
THI!   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1925
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
COURTENAY-VANCOUVER
FREIGHT SERVICE IS PUT
BEFORE THE RATEPAYERS
(Continued From  Page One)
opinion, for maintaining a freight ser-
mmm
THIRI IS NO
SUBSTANCE
HARDW THAN
|A DIAMOND
•-TO GUT
S^ffo
BILL SUTLIFF
Courtenay.
vice between Vancouver and Courtenay.
The Company agrees to maintain a
regular weekly freight servic e with
the new boat between Vancouver and
Courtenay and all Intermediate ports
at present called at until the Bonds
guaranteed by the City have all been
paid off.
The Company agrees to pay into
Ihe hands of a Trustee for the Bondholders every six months twenty-five
per cent of Its net revenue to provide
a sinking fund for the payment of the
.merest and principal of the Bonds
and, lu case Its revenue should be Inefficient for this purpose, to provide
j,ud pay any additional amount re-
,uired.
The Company will give the City as
security a Mortgage on the Boat for
tlie full amount of Bonds and Interest guaranteed by the City, and will
also give the City a Surety Bond for
$10,000 issued by an approved Surety
Company as further security. If delimit is made by the Company ln payment either of the pricipal or interest on the Bonds, the City may seize
PLACE YOUR ORDERS WITH
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Largest Assortment of Building Materials in the
District
Office & Store Lumber Yard
Union Bay Rd.       COURTENAY Mill Street
For any Kind ot Lumber, Hardware, Paint, Roofings,
Etc.
P.O. Box 62
Phone 17
A. GAMBA
COURTENAY
Milk, Cream, Eggs, Farm Products
A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED
Leave Orders at Marocchi's or Scavarda's Grocery...
Store.
McBRYDE'S BAKERY
The White Store
The WhIU Baktry
Eat McBryde's ino<**l Whole Wheat Bread, the loaf that drives
the poison from the system.     He that Is hailed as the greatest
writer on health says, "Patent foods should be shunned like the
devil and to eat the Natural Whole Wheat Bread."
First Class Certificate (Upper Grade) for bread baking
guarantees the quality
THE COURTENAY TEA ROOM
and sell the Boat. If default Is made
by the Company In maintaining a
weekly service, the City may insist on
payment of the Bond.
Alderman Pearse expressed the
opinion that it would be much more
satisfactory to make the voting on
this question as general as possible.
The Mayor however, explained that
as It was the rate-payers' money tbat
was concerned the voting should there
fore be confined to that particular
class of citizens.
The "Cow Plebiscite" will be pat
tn the simplest way possible: "Are
You In Favor Of Milk Cows Running
At Large Within The Municipality?''
There is no indication at the time
of writing who is ikely to be nomin
ated for the ofllce of Mayor. Candidates fr Aldermenlc honors are likely
to be Messrs Hebor Cooke, A, E. Emb-
leton, Wm. Fielder, W. G. Hagarty.
T. Pearse and D. Cudmore and probably others.
COURTENAY CHESS
CLUB TOURNAMENT
COURTENAY, Jan. 8.—The Courtenay Chess Club which now has twenty-four mefnbers and play In the chess
tournament is proceeding apace. Each
player in the tournament plays a series  of three  games  with  the other
players. The winner of the mo3i
points will lie the winner of the tournament. Mr. J. W. Young is tlie
club's president and Miss Every-Clay-
tou the secretary. Those members
who have not yet played off should
make arrangements to do so in the
near future.
COMMERCIAL SCHOOL
COMMENCED MONDAY
COURTENAY, Jan. 8.—The Courtenay Commercial School commenced
the Easter term on the 5th Inst., with
twice the number of pupils in attendance than during last term. Among
the new day students are .Miss Peggy
LOOK!
Wc have just unpacked the swellest line of Table
Lamps, Shades, Candle Lamps, Etc., which have just
arrived from the cast. Tiie very latest in electrical
fixtures. Come and select yours early before the
Xmas rush begins.
Our Sporting Goods Dept. is still busy with all the
best Guns—Ammunition—Hunter's Clothing, Etc.
 RADIO   RADIO	
We sell reliable Radio Sets and Parts and service the
sets we sell.    Get your radio from a reliable firm who
know their business.
THE
Piket Electric
Telephone 164
CourUnty
FINISHED IF NOT POLISHED
fUft—Tht trim.
Bifhl—Th. lint lift.
Btliw—Plftj    mlln
hour    vrn    th«    "fin.
bind"    ro.d-tud-
■mooth     ridlns
l«.
IB the opinion of
the expert
railroad builder
the world probably does not contain a perfect
piece of track.
The best of them
approach perfection,
and when they do so,
as nearly 'as human in'
genuity and the expend),
tare of much money can carry
them, they are called "finished,"
•nd that is the term Canadian Pacific officials are
applying to the company's lines between Montreal
•nd Toronto and to many other stretches of Canadian Pacific track in various parts of Canada.
It is rock-ballasting that fs the final touch in
■Modern railroad track construction, and in rock-ballasting this particular stretch of main line three to
four hundred men have been engaged for the past
four years. The Montreal-Toronto line is an Important one. The traffic rolling over it grows heavier
jest by year, and when rock ballasting was first
contemplated the need for heavier steel was foreseen. Thus, before anything else could be done,
the existing rails had to be taken up and replaced
by those weighing one hundred pounds to the yard.
Then, before the actual rock-ballasting began, this
three hundred odd miles of track had to be provided with special draining facilities which called
for many miles of tiling, after which the big job
commenced.
First of all, it was necessary to find the right kind of
rock for the work. Any rock would not do. After many
tests a quarry was found at Deeks, Ontario, which
fielded hard lime-stone or dolomite, and it took thirty-
Ask Your Grocer For
Comox Jam
Comox Creamery Butter
Comox Creamery Eggs
Comox Creamery Potatoes
EGGS  ARE   CANDLED  AND  GRADED  CAREFULLY   AND   ARE
GUARANTEED TO BE STRICTLY FRESH.
JAM WAS MADE IN OUR OWN PLANT FROM FRESH GATHERED
BERRIES DAILY.
WHEN BUYING POTATOES "LOOK FOR THE TAG ON THE BAG."
IF COMOX CREAMERY THE "GROWERS" NAME IS THERE AND
THEY ARE GRADED BY US.
Comox Creamery
Association
Forrest, Miss Taylor and Dennis Currie. Night classes are also being
held tills year, and are being well attended. Last term's successes Included "Underwood" Bronze medal
and two certificates: "Remington"
certificate and a Isaac Pttman'B shorthand certificate. These awards were
obtained by the pupils in very satisfactory time.
COUNCIL HOLD LAST
MEETING OF OLD YEAR
ON MONDAY NIGHT
•live thousand car-loads
_ this to complete
the work, in actual
weight well over
two million tons.
The actual placing of the ballast
was a big undertaking. The old
ballast had first
to be removed.
For that purpose
• "spreader" went
over it digging out
the earth and gravel on
either side of the track
down to the level of the
bottom of the ties. A gang
of men followed to shovel out
the gravel between the ties and
then came car-loads of new stone ballast, already
screened and graded as to size, to be dumped in
the corner of the track. The gang that followed
raised the track four or five inches nnd tamped the
stone solidly underneath every tie. That was the
first lift and then followed other car loads of stone
end another gang gave the track another lift and
again tamped the stone underneath, so that every
tie had a good eight inches of stone between it and
the clay bed of the track. More stone followed and
then came the trimming and surfacing gang nnd the
job was finished.
All the time this work was going on many passengers and freight trains were passinpr over the lino
every day. Their running was not intoi-fcred with
in the slightest degree, a fact which greatly complicated the matter in hand, notwithstanding which
it was finished to the entire satisfaction of the Company's officers, which is to say that the construction
now completed is typical of the most recent developments in high grade passenger track constructions.
Another stretch of track which received similar
attention this year is the Company's line between
Montreal and Ottawa.
COUIITENAY,   Jan.   6. — Monday
night's  meeting of  the City Fathers
was the last but one    of    the   1921
Council.     The present members will
meet once more, in compliance with
a new amendment nf the act. after the
I election   of the  new   Council,   which
lakes  place on the 15th  Inst.      The
lirst meeting of the 1925 Council will
i be heul on Thursday the 22nd Jan-
| ujry.
Prior to thc commencement of the
; ordinary  business of    the    meeting,
ni.-. P. L. Ai-denon appeared for the
purposo  of  requesting  the  outgoing
Council lo recommend   to   the   new
' Council th-.it the city water service be
' extended lo himself, ond Messrs. Wm.
i Douglas and Albert Kerton   on    the
: Cumberland  Road.      The  matter  Is
: 'reing given serious consideration.
In dealing wilh the correspondence
a leLte.- from Air. B   Kerton asking
I for a larger grant llom 'be munict-
; pallty brought forth some questions.
j ihe applicant, who was present, said
i in reply to a question from the Mayor
that he didn't get any direct benefit
| from  the city's grant    of    $10    per
j month, ni the amount had been ap-
| p"ed   to   overdue   electric   light   aud
•.vater accounts,     Ills wife was alao
! receiving a mother's pension of $32.60
i per month  he said.      On  motto,,  or*
Aldorman Coolie, seconded by Alderman Simms, the city will make a fur-
; ther contribution of one ton of coal.
A communication from the Provincial Minister of Finance with a cheque
for $1 155US, representing Courtenay's
Bhare of the Liquor profits and Pari
, M'.ituel Taxes brought forth a strong
protest.     Tlie-actual llgures were:
Liquor Profits  $ 805.18
Pari Mutuel Taxes    627.75
j . $1493.23
- Less Deductions     338.15
$1155.08
1 Alderman Pearse said, "The least
we do is to protest. No other firm Is
able to make such unexplained deductions." Alderman Simms pointed out thai fbe amount retained by the
department was nearly forty percent.
Members of the Council agred that
1 there was very little likelihood of a
protest meeting with any success. Tho
.Mayor   thought   It  was   the  duty  of
; e-. ory city and municipally to keep on
i protesting such acts.
|    Alderman Hagarty reported that tlle
; I.azo electric light extension was now
complete. Sixteen new consumers
were all connected up. The gross
cost of this extension had been $1,-
I 977.93. A sum of $2,000.00 had been
estimated for the work which was
pretty close figuring.     He considered
| the Litzo extension a very satisfactory
piece of business. fn addition to
this, the City Clerk reported that 'wo
new light standards had ben erectod
on the Lake Trail Road with a very
beneflclont result. Mr. F. Tull's
house on the Cumberland Road was
now supplied with electric light, and
he recommended the Installation of
two more street light standards; one
on the Union Bay Road and the other
on Wallace Street. On motion of Alderman Hagarty and seconded by Alderman Embleton this work will be
taken In hand Immediately.
In appreciation of his services and
In payment of overtime during tho
lust year, City Electrician John Dennis was voted a sum of $50.00.
The lirst temporary loan by-law for
1925, to authorize the city to borrow
up lo $20,000 from the Canadian Bank
ot Commerce In anticipation of Its
revenue for 1086 received Its first and
second rending.
Alderman Pearse reporting as lo
payments on the Better Housing
Scheme, told the Council that some of
the occupants paid up very well while
others were very slow. The situation
could be a good deal more satisfactory.
T.WHERRY
XIDEMUMTANNER
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FREIGHT RATE CASE
(Continued From Page One)
In Great Falls. Every farm organization In three states was represented.
The right kind or people spoke to
them, people with facts which they
could understand, and they grew enthusiastic and stamped on the floor
and cheered. It was the most thrilling demonstration that I have ever
seen."
They elected a committee to go to
Washington and see what could be
done about the rates. They went before tho railroad and food commissions there with the power of 120.000
votes behind them.
New Life For Industries
This Commltte finally saw Secretary Hoover and came back with the
order which meant new life to the industries of the West—which meant a
new city at the mouth of the Columbia
—and which also meant that Rose
Tyler Barrett had rendered the greatest service to the whole West coast
that any woman had ever done.
"But the fight was not yet over,"
explained Mrs. Barrett. "The campaign for a better rate went on until
the great day came when the seven
per cent preferential rate was granted, bringing at last approximately
fifty million bushels of wheat to the
Columbia and fulfilling one of ray
great ambitions."
When the fight was over Mrs. Barrett went down to Los Angeles to rest
But almost before she arrived, a telegram came from Warrenton asking
her to consider the position of City
Manager—the only position of lis
kind held by any woman In tho United
States.
This story will be continued in the
j February "Success."     Bead it all and
] then say there is no hope ot success
j in the persistent battle being waged
I by Premier John Oliver and his government  for  better  western  freight
rates  and   the  ultimate  result:   the
greatest growth of industry ever witnessed on the Pacilic Coast.     It may
be that the fight Britisli Columbia is
waging was  tiie  inspiration for the
story In  the magazine,  but whether
that ls so or uot there should be untold encouragement in the American
narrative for British Columbia.
I DENNY'S DAUGHTER
PLAYS IN HIS LATEST
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.MERRIFIELD.    Proprietor •
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT  CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue. Cumberland
DRIVERS' LICENSES
WILL BE ISSUED
ABOUT JANUARY 20
VICTORIA, Jan. 9—Officials of the
Attorney-General's department state
that the new drivers' licenses will be
ready for issue about January 20,
After that every driver of a motor vehicle wlll be oblldged to secure a one-
dollar license, which he must have
with him at all times.
LUMBERING INDUSTRY
SHOWS SLIGHT GAIN
VICTORIA, Jan. !>.—Despite adverse conditions in the lumbering in
dustry during 1924, the total revenue
collected by the Forest Branch during
the year was $3,409,112, as compared
with $3,468,714 for 1923. In other
words, there was a slight increase.
according to the figures given out by
Hon. T. D, Pattullo. minister of lands,
Barbara Denuy, seven-year-oltl
daughter of Reginald Denny, has
made her film debut.
She made her first appearance before a motion picture camera at University City in "The Fast Worker" in
which her daddy was costarred with
Laura La Plante. The picture comes
next Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12
and 13 to the Ilo-llo Theatre.
"If she becomes a great star, Re?,"
said William Seiter, the director, "I
I want you to remember that I directed
| her in her first picture and "
■ "Yen, and if she Hops or doesn't
stay a nice little girl, I'm going to re-
! member that, too," said Reg. "1
' didn't 'raise' her to be an actress, but
j now that she has started in the game
I hope that she makes good sufficiently to eclipse me, some day."
Seiter says that Barbara lias *he
dramatic instinct and the mannerisms
of a child who has had much experience before the camera. She's a
very pretty youngster and he predicts
that she will soon become recognized
as one of the screen's best child players.
The screen story is adapted from
George Barr McCuteheon's famous
novel "The Husbands of Edith," said
i to have reached the pinnacle of best
seller success achieved by his "Brew-
! ster's .Millions" and "Graustark"
' tales.
new regulations will be dealt with
promptly, it is stated. Further exemptions from the law are under consideration, but none has been made
yet, states Mr. J. D. McNiven, deputy
minister of labor.
EIGHT-HOUR DAY
PROVES SUCCESSFUL
"LOVE AND GLORY"
COMING TO ILO-ILO
Many a fine film play has been made
mediocre by poor photography and
j likewise a few films that carry only a
! half-hearted story appeal have been
: saved by their high pictorial stand-
| ard.
i "Love and Glory" the Rupert Julian
: Universal-Jewel production coming to
J the Ilo-llo Theatre Saturday only.
| January 17. Is a delightful combination of excellent story, pictorial beau-
! ty and dramatic strength, features
I which mark it as one of the outstand-
1 ing photoplays of the season.
It is a story of war and romance,
i woven around the period of 1S70, just
; previous to and including the invasion
of France by the Germans.     Part of
the story is centered around an Algerian campaign.
The picture play was beautifully
photographed by Gilbert Warrenton,
rated as one of the ace cameramen of
the profession, who has to his credit
"Humoresque" "Little Old New York"
and other big productions.
Perley Poore Sheehan and Robert
i Davis wrote the story, published as a
novel under the title of "We Are
French." Featured in the all-star
! cast are Charles De Roche, Wallace
.MacDonald, Madge Bellamy, Gibson
Gowland, Ford Sterling, PrtscUta
Dean Moran and Charles De Ravenuo.
Start 1925 Right!
ASK YOUR LOCAL VENDOR AND DEMAND
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BEER  THAT NEVER HAS BEEN EQUALLED
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Stout, Lager Beer
Silver Spring Brewery, Limited
Victoria
VICTORIA, Jan. 9.—The eight-hour
day has gone into effect in BrftlBh
Columbia industry as satisfactorily as
could be expected, state ollicials of the
provincial labor department. No
serious effect upon business has been
reported as the result of the Inauguration of the law and no cases of non-
observance have been noted. Any
instance of failure to live up to the
BOOTLEGGING IN B.C.
TO BE STOPPED
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by the Government of B.C.
U'li
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For
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CUMBERLAND ■ ■ ■ B.C. |
VICTORIA, Jan. 9.—That the government is fully determined to put a
stop to bootlegging in Britjsli Colum-
' bia. so far as that l3 possible, is evidenced by the drive on the illicit traf-
! licker   in   Vancouver   recently.      At-
I tomey-General Manson gave the new
liquor commissioner. Mr. Hugh David-
! son. full powers to proceed as he saw
' fit.      The  round-up of alleged bootleggers is the greatest In the history
of the province.
Time waits for no man, but man is
for ever kept waiting for woman.
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials,
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS, DOORS.
BHINQLBS,
KILN DRIED FLOORINGS.
AND     FURNISHINGS
WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHOUT
NOTICE WITH REASONABLE OHAHOB8.
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited.
PHONES
CUMBERLAND. B. C
| Night cells: 1S4X Courtenay
lOfllca:  1 r>9 Cumberland PAGE FOUR
THE   CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1925
CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
LOOKING AHEAD
SATURDAY, JANUARY  10,  1926
OPPORTUNITY IN 1925
We are promised a wonderful year
of prosperity In 1925. Let us tell
you something. The New Year will
present new opportunities for success
to aggressive and live concerns who
desire it badly enough to fight for it.
Don't imagine that opportunity Is going tothang around your door waiting to rush In at every opening.
Whether business in general is good
bad or fair, there will, of course, he
some outstanding successess in every
line of endeavor, but it will not lie tlle
result of luck.
In 1935, as in every other year (with
the exception of a few war years when
everyone made money), success In
business will be the result o( inltl*
ative coupled with hard work and an
endeavor to do our best.
Genius, we are told, Is 99 per cent
hard work. There is a certain satisfaction to be derived from a task well
done, that a" nioney In the world cannot buy, for there is no thrill like
that of a successful accomplishment.
The beginning of the New Year is
the time to start right. It your concern is in a rut, doing business along
old lines that perhaps are good ones,
but not individual enough to bring
the success you desire, resolve now,
at the beginning of the New Year to
break away from your mediocre methods, to better your business by the injection of new life and ideas. R';-'
solve now that during 192*3 you will
put renewed effort into your work,
think harder about your business,
and you are bound to reap new success.
Your business must either go forward or slip backward, for businevi
never stands still. If you are going
to be content to go along tlie way you
have been, remember your competitor
is alive and on the job. Another wise
tiling to remember is not to always
be striving to rush along "in high'.
Be content to know tliat you are going
forward slowly and surely, but above
everything, now, at the beginning of
the New Year, set a goal for your business and do your level best to make
It in 1925.
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE  WORKS
VICTORIA,  S. C.
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on 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, who
will advise you on any work you wish
to have done.
Onr   Work   and   Service
Will Pleas* Ion : :     : :
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
The holiday season being over we
can now settle down to regular activities, ihe first of which in a new-
year is usually a look into the future
insofar as it concerns at least the
next twelve months. Some there
are who wlll be Inclined to try to
make themselves believe that we have
had a bad winter. These have been
with us from time immemorial and as
a clap, will perhaps always remain.
When the winter Is about half over
they begin their prattle about what a
poor summer that is just ahead.
Gloomy Cus at his worst was never
quite as bad as some of these folk.
We like to converse with the fellow
who can say with tho poet "A two
cent grin, with a lifted chin, helps
some, my boy, helps some."
We have every reason for believing Ihat provinclally 1925 is going to
be a prosperous year. We believe
this from a study of prospective In-
dutrial conditions In Comox. Being
of Cumberland we naturally believe
that the industrial backbone of our
town will improve—perhaps signs
are not wanting that this ls the case
at present—for mining people are natural optimists, always looking ahead
for something good that ls sure to
come about. Nothing can successfully defy such a sprltl.
Then there is the associated Industry—logging—which has in the
past year or two brought much wealth
into our town, some of the camps in
the neighborhood of Union and Deep
Bay making Cumberland their purchasing centre.
There Is an asset of which we have
not yet taken the greatest advantage.
This is in relation to tourist traffic.
Cumberland has at her very door one
of the most picturesque and sporting
lakes on Vancouver Island. Comox
Lake has been spoken of by those who
have been privileged to visit it as
one of the beauty spots of Vancouver
island, not half appreciated by the
public at large who enjoy camping,
boating or fishing. A publicity campaign properly conducted should be
the means of attracting hundreds and
perhaps thousands of touring motorists to Cumberland and the beautiful
sheet of fresh water she claims as
her very own.
In other parts of Comox prosperity
looms up in a vision of the near future. Cumberland people who believe in inter-city co-operative industrial development will welcome the
news that the Comox Logging and
Railway Company is making preparations for the resumption of work at
a much earlier date than had been intended when the closing down order
was sent out three months ago. Tills
will be of the greatest advantage to
our sister city Courtenay, and mean
Ihe spread of prosperity to the farthest corners of the valley. Reports
emanating from reliable sources tell
us that preparations are being made
for one of tlle busiest years in the
history of the logging and lumbering
industry—it will be not only district
wide, but throughout the whole of the
province where timber interests operate. This intensive and active Industrialism should be of great benefit to the basin industry of Comox
Valley—farming and we look forward
to a season of development among
the dairymen poultrymen and small
fruit growers. This is not merely
our empty expression of faith for
public perusal, but we say ln all sincerity that we believe after the lapse
of another twelve months, there will
not be one who can look back over
the year wc are just entering and say
I that it did not hold more of prosperitv
more of happiness and more of the
godwill that makes any„eSort worth
while. We feel it—we are sure It
is to be so.
GET THIS!
BE SURE AND BE THERE.     THE OPPORTUNITY
OF A LIFE TIME
Quick   Action
Sale
 AT A. MACKINNONS	
Mark This Down on Your Calendar
THE OPENING  DATE—SATURDAY. JAN.  10TH.
THE OPENING TIME   —   —   —   —   9:30 A.M.
NOTE—Regrets never put money in any one's pocket and it won't in yours, so be there. The
best bargains go lirst.
"LOCKHEAP.T"
A. MacKinnon
Mrs. Chatter: "Do you believe that
cures can be effected by the laying
on of hands?"   -
Mrs. Clatter: "Most certainly. I
cured my boy of smoking ln that
way."
m?ra5MWRmwwW7L*5::?»w!?:
Claire Windsor
and Hobart Bosworth
in Goldwyn'« production ol
"NELLIE, THE BEAUTIFUL
CLOAK MODEL"
DistrihuUd try
QoUwyn-Cmmoitilitan
Coming to the Ilo-llo Theatre
Wednesday and Thursday
January 14 and 15
NOTICE
CORPORATION   OK   THE   CITY   OF
CUMBERLAND
PULBIC NOTICE is hereby given to
the electors of the Corporation of the
City of Cumberland that I require the
presence of the said Electors at the
Municipal Council Chambers on the
12th day of January, 1925 at Twelve
o'clock noon, for the purpose ot electing persons to represent them In the
Municipal Council as Mayor, and Aldermen (6) Police Commissioner (1)
and Scliool Trustees (3)
The three vacancies on the Board
of School Trustees have arisen by virtue of the said Trustees having completed their regular term of office.
Candidates shall be elected to the
said offices as school trustees In the
following manner:
The three candidates receiving the
highest number of votes shall be elect
ed to hold office for the term nf two
years.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated
ln writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two electors of the Municipality as proposer and seconder and
shall be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the date
of this notice and two p.m. of the day
of nomination. The said writing must
be in the Form No. 5 in tho schedule
of the "Municipal Elections Act" and
shall state the name, residence, and
occupation or description of each person proposed, In such manner as sufficient to identify such candidate, and
in the event of a Poll being necessary, such poll shall be opened on the
15th day of January, 1925 at the Municipal Council Chambers, of which
each and every person is hereby required to take notice ami govern himself accordingly.
The qualifications necessary for
Mayor are: Must be of the full age of
21 years and a British Subject, and
have been for the six months preceding the date of nomination Hie owner
of land nnd Improvements within the
City of the value as assessed on thc
last assessment roll of One Thousand
Dollars or more over and above all
registered Judgments and charges.
The qualifications necessary for
Alderman, Police Commissioner and
School Trustee, are: Must be of
the full age of 21 years and a British
Subject ancl have been for the six
months next preceding the date ot
nomination registered in the Land
Registry Office as owners of land and
Improvements within tbe City of value
as assessed on the last assessment
roll ot Five Hundred Dollars or more
over and ubove all registered Judgements and charges.
Given under my hand at Cumberland this 1st day of January, 1925.
W. H. COPE.
1-2. Returning Officer.
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Women's Coats
Sweaters, Slippers
Brodella Flannel
Children's Dresses
Showing this week
Women's Sweaters Slippers and Oxfords
Wool and Silk and All Wool Pullovers, in A new line of slippers and Oxfords, with
Plain and Fancy, Tuxedo styles in Brush- one strap. Fancy Fronts and Elastic in-
ed Wool Checks and Fancy Stripes. steps, all this coming season styles.
Children's Dresses: *$? &
Dresses in plain and checks, embroidered trimmings
SPECIALLY   PRICED
Men's Wear
FOR THE COLD DAYS
All   Wool   Flannel   Shirts,   big   roomy    Work Socks—Serviceable All Wool Work
cut, in Grey and Brown, hard dji   QfT    Socks in Light and Dark Grey
wearing material. Special
Per Pair
50c
Stanlleld's Pure Wool Ribbed Underwear,    Odd Pants—Our   stock   of   Men's   Odd
in White and Dark Grey. Pants at 20 Per Cent. Reduction.
,*
T. Malpass
GENERAL   HAULING
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
ASHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Please leave your orders at offlce
Mrs. King's Stationery Store
SERVICE IS OCR MOTTO
OR PHONE 15 UNION HOTEL
CUMBERLAND TRANSFER
T. Malpass
Merchant
TAILOR
CLEANING  AND  PRESSING
Open for business November 20
Under New Management
E. Aida
CUMBERLAND TAILOR
Dunsmuir Avtnue
When you axe la need ot a
Plumbing 4 Hwttaf InflM**, Ut
R. RUSHTON
Phone 1X4
Courtenay
or
Phone 167
Cumberland
BETTER MEAT
AT WILCOCK BROS' MEAT MARKET
For the better cuts of Delicious Meats, you can always
get satisfaction at Wilcock Bros' Meat Market.     We
make a specialty of quality cuts at prices that mean
wholesome saving to you.
Wilcock   Bros.
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland, B.C.
Your n-Mdi  will  ractlvt  lmmtdlaU
attention.
Mann's Hakety
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
Special for Saturday
Delicious Cream Cakes, Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Etc.
Taste Teasing Palate Pleasing
Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls
Scotch Scones, Doughnuts, Oatcakes, Biscuits
Make our Quality Bread the Basis of Every Meal
Give us a Trial
Telephone 18 Cumberland
-I SATURDAY, JANUARY  10,  1925
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PAGE FIVE
1
ETE
PAN
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
January 9th      ()f   tlliS    We6k      January 10th
De Luxe Shows - 6:30 and 8:30
Adults 50 cents Children 25 cents
Special Saturday Afternoon Matinee!
at 2.30 o'clock prompt
Adults 35 cents Children 15 cents
BARRIE'S   FAMOUS   STORY
AND   PLAY   IS   NOW   THE
SCREEN'S MOST ENJOYABLE
PICTURE.
WITH BETTY BRONSON, THE <A,
GIRL BARRIE, HIMSELF,
PICKED TO PLAY THE TITLE
ROLE; ERNEST TORRENCE
AS "CAPTAIN HOOK;" CYRIL
CHADWICK, ESTHER RALSTON, MARY BRIAN, AND
MANY OTHERS
Monday and
Tuesday
January 12
January 13
REGINALD    DENNY
AND
Laura L?> Plante
come zipping into your life in
m "FAST-
WORKER"
THEIR LATEST SMASHING SUCCESS. A SMART
COMEDY DRAMA IN WHICH THE SCREEN'S
FASTEST WORKER ECLIPSES ALL HIS OWN PRE-
VIOUS RECORDS, MADE IN "SPORTING YOUTH"
AND "THE RECKLKSS AGE."
From George Barr McCutcheon's well-known novel,
"HUSBANDS OF EDITH"
ADULTS 35<* CHILDREN 15<>
DELUXE SHOWS 6:45 AND 8:45
Wednesday &
Thursday
January 14
January 15
Nellie
The Beautiful
Cloak  Model
Lew Cody and Edmund Lowe
in Goldwyn* production of
TNELUE. THE BEAUTIFUL CLOAK MODEL"
Diitriluui (y GeJJwyn-Cosmefth'tOH P*. t l*s\
Adults 35c. Children 15c.
Saturday Only
January 17th
Matinee and Evening
CARL LAEMMLE PRESENTS A MIGHTY MELODRAMA OF  HUMAN  HEARTS  AND  SOULS  IN
LOVE AND WAR
"LOVE
and
GLOR Y"
With
Charles De Roche — Wallace MacDonald
Madge Bellamy
and a particularly fine cast including
Ford Stirling, Gibson Gowland and Priscilla Dean
Moran
This is the famous picture that played on Broadway at
$1.50 a seat! Of which the Now York Daily News says
Carl Laemmle "has every reason to he proud."
regular Week-end prices prevalinc
ILO-ILO  THEATRE
TWO DE  LUXE SHOWS
NIGHTLY
CUMBERLAND
—MATINEE—
EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30 PAGE SIX
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
SATURDAY,  JANUARY  10,  1925
NOTICE
Wood for sale $5.50 per load
(Also any other hauling)
Telephone 92R Happy Valley
W. C. White
BELIEVES BRIGHTER
DAYS ARE IN STORE
VICTORIA, Jan. 9.—While tempering his optimism with his customary
conservativeness, Premier Oliver has
sent out a bright New Year message
to the people of British Columbia.
"1 believe brighter days are In store
and my earnest desire Is that we all
take tull advantage of the opportuni
ties as they are and as they become
available."
The government leader looks forward to increases in the lumbering
and mining industries and claims thai
through the shipment of wheat via
British Columbia ports general provincial development will be materially
aided.
FREIGHT RATES
I       HEARING IN FEBRUARY
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VICTORIA, Jan. 9.—Plans for British Columbia's participation in tbe Supreme Court hearing of freight rates
ln February are being shaped by the
Government. Mr. G. G. McGeer, K.
C, government counsel, will attend
the hearing, with instructions to
watch the situation carefully and protect British Columbia's Interests to
the full.
Federal railway conference On January 9. His chief aim is to dispose of the P.G.E. Railway, a thankless task, at best, he points out, but
every effort will be made to make
iome arrangements whereby ihe province will be relieved of this burden.
NOTED SCREEN BEAUTY
WRITES ON BEAUTY
PREMIER OLIVER
ENROUTE TO OTTAWA
VICTORIA, Jan. 9.—Premier Oliver
Is enroute to Ottawa to   attend   thc
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo  Tbeatn
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ALBERT KYANS
Practical  Barbtr,  and  Balr-.
druur, Shampooing, Singeing,
Massaging,    Scalp    Treatment.
S. DAVIS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
^Pi*V1P6 fl,t
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
,Car  For Hire
Dependable Car—Careful Drive.
When in need of a car
see
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 PHONE	
Royal Candy Or RMidtno
25 22
CUMBERLAND
The preservation and cultivation ol
beaut/ is one of the chief considerations in the life of any screen actress
blessed by nature with that magic enchantment, and Miss Claire Windsor
is perhaps better qualified than anyone to speak on the subject as she i:
one of the foremost beauties of thc
■diver screen. She will be at the
Ilo-llo Theatre Wednesday and Thur.i
day, January 14 and 15 in her new
Goldwyn picture, "Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model," from Owen Davis'
old melodrama, directed by Emmett
Flynn.
By Claire Windsor
Beauty is a good deal more than
skin deep. Anyone with the use of
cosmetics and by careful attention to
diet can acquire a clear companion.
But ffli' niore details than thoso are
needed for the attainment of real
beauty. By that I do not mean merely a pretty skin or regular features.
Eye-Strain Is
Painful And
Distressing
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IT ls amazing why so many
persons submit to all the distress and discomfort of eyestrain, when certain and Immediate relief can he so easily obtained.
IMPERFECT vision, headache,
nervousness and all the other
results of defective refractive conditions not only cause
you actual suffering but Impair
your efficiency as well. You
are not as good or as useful a
member ot society if a nervous-
leak caused by eye-strain la sapping your energies away.
IF you have defective eyes
you know this to be true.
Can you think of any good
reason why you allow this to
continue? Is there anything
to prevent you from putting an
end to this difficulty of yours,
Instantly  and  permanently?
DROP ln and see me. I have
something    to    tell    you
about    your    eyes,    you
ought to know.
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prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
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CUT FROM TENDER YOUNG PORKERS
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City Meat Market    Wilcock Bros.   Frelone'a Grocery
Matt Brown's Grocery and Marrochi Bros.
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Year Round Joys
Electrical Appliances
Here are gifts that are certain to make her
NEW YEAR
one of joy. Picture her delight on New Year morning when she steps into the parlor and finds there, on
the table, an Electric Iron, an Electric Percolator, an
Electric Heater, an Electric Toaster, an Electric Warming Pad, a Vacuum Cleaner, and many articles from our
store that will aid her in the home.
"The Mo»t of the Beit for the Least"
Marocchi Bros.
The Pioneeer Bakers
and Grocers
 BREAD IS YOUR BEST FOOD-
 EAT MORE OF IT	
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CUMBERLAND
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a '/j-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
APPROVED
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATER WORKS CO.
Limited.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Many  womeu are    Indeed    beautiful I in the stage production of the piece.
though they have not perfectly shaped
faces.
In the first place, no woman can
appear at her. best it' she is tired. Sho
must have a reserve of energy tbat
gives her a vivacit,.' far more alluring than all Uie artificial ai'dd she can
buy in a druggist's shop. And a surplus of energy, 1 lind, can ce stored
ap in one way only—through plenty
.it sleep.     For uie, eight hours is all
Bit' on the screen, it is an entirely
different matter. In the Herbert
Brenon production for Paramount of
the Barrle master-piece, with Betty
Bronson. Ernest Torrenoo, Cyril
Chadwick, Virginia Brown Faire, Anna Mny Woi:g and others in the all
star cast. Ihe under ground heme of
the Little Lost Boys, Never Never
Land itself, the Indians. fairies atU
pirates, the Darling home  dog-nursj
that is necessary; though if one needs  and all  have  been   reproduced  wilh
aiore, I say sleep as long as you need
to in order to bo fresh and sparkling
for the day's work.
Ihe second requisite fur true beauty
is a well-balanced diet. Foolish eating is responsible for more ills than
amazing fidelity on (lie screen.
"Peter Pan," which opeoed' Thursday and playing Friday and Saturday,
Januiii*. S, 9 and in sit the ilo-llo
Theatre is a scene for scene plcturlza-.
tion of the story as the author wrote
uny other single cause.     People find  it,
themselves gorwlngjat and ungainly.! Herbert Brenon was selected to di-
yet tbey haven't the courage to change ; rect the picture because ho was the
their diet, cut out potatoes and bread, I producer of the first two fantasies the
and gradually make themselves presentable again. Perhaps the greatest mistake in tlie dietary regimen of
moat people is that they eat too much
meat and  too few  green vegetables.
Another thing 1 cannot Impress too
strongly on those who seek the Inward beauty which Is the only lasting
kind; think beautiful thoughts, road
ln a happy frame of mind and don'l
fret about Inconsequential things.
On the physical side, have you ever
tried a three-mile walk in the morning, a two-mile jaunt in the afternoon,
aud a stroll in the evening? God
gave us fresh air and strong limbs. I
venture to say that If girls walked six
miles a day, they would not know
what it is to have poor appetites, or
insomnia or dyspepsia. Furthermore, they would find a natural bloom
returning to their checks and that
their neighborhood druggist would receive less and less of their pin-money.
HUNDREDS OF BIG
SCENES IN "PETER
PAN" PRODUCTION
screen ever knew. Roy Pomeroy,
who handled the technical ond of the
Cecil B. DeMille super-production,
"The Ten Commandments," which
stood tho entire industry on end, Is
responsible for the many weird effects In "Peter Pan."
Esther Ralston, George All, Mary
Brian. Philippe do Lacey aud Jack
Murphy complete the cast of players
'Peter Pan" wns adapted for the
screen by Willi.'-. Goldbeck.
The young lady, staying in London
as the guest of an eminent K.C.'s wife.
thought it would be only tho civil
thing to attend the court in which her
hostess's husband was practising.
Unfortunately, one of the cases which
came ou was not exactly suitable for
young girls to listen to, and when
the K. C. arrived home to dinner at
night he had to submit to a terribly
embarrassing c: oss-cxamination.
"Do tell ma," prattled the guileless
girl, in the course of her questionings
"what do you lawyers mean by a
'virgo Intacta'?"
The eminent K.C. fiddled with his
i soup spoon, until at last a bright Idea
There Is hardly a man, woman or ' struck hlin.
child In  thc land who doesn't know |    'Well, my dear." he said, beaming
and  love "Petor  Pan." thc  boy  who', kindly upon his littlo inquisitor, "iu
; legal language a virgo intacla is much
. the same as a rara avis—only more
wouldn't grow up.
For the past twenty years this  J.
M. Barrio play has been nothing short  so."
of a sensation on the legitimate stage.;  '	
It lias become an institution, In fact, NOTICE
—an institution that shows no sign of i	
decay. '    The annual meeting of the Cumber-
Barrie, the man with tbe most col-; land Public Library Association wl'l
orful Imagination of ull England's : he held In the Athletic Club at eight
writers, has put Into this classic o'clock Monday evening, January 12,
scenes wliieh could only be hinted at   for the purpose of electing officers.
NOTICE
VRINC
Keeps EYES
Clear, Bright and Beautiful
Wf*ttMuito«Co.,ChlcMo, fer Et*C«c Book
A  Public  Meeting will be held by
The Cumberland Belief Committee, at
Utile City Hall on Tuesday. January 13,
1925 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of
| submitting   tbe   Annual   Report   and
Balance Sheet.
2. W. H. COPE, Secretary.
UNION   HOTEL
CUMBEKLAND, B. C.
Comfort  and   Homelike   sorvloe.
16   rooms,   electrical*   noted.
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone li.
R, TATES,* Manager.
CAM) OF THANKS
Mrs. W. Whltehouse and son, wish
to thank the ladles of tho W. B. A. for
their kindness and good wishes at
Christmas and New Year.
W  .BRUCE  GORDON
DR.   R. ..B.   DIER  AND  DM.
Dental Surgeons
|      Office:   Cor. of Dunimilr  Ava.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
and
asr
^Sort*'1-'*''
U.B.C. Beer
These are the beers preferred by
thousands. They're made in the
finest brewhouse of the West, by a
brewmaster whose experience covers
forty years.
ON SALE AT ALL
GOVT. VENDORS
VANCOUVER   BR'SWESIES
LIMITED •
'^j%t'-zy*v*^
This advertisement is not published or
displayed by the Liquor Control Board or
by the Government of British Columbia. SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,  1926
THE   CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B. C.
ft
PAGE SEVEN
New Car Service
CAB FOR HIRE DAI OR MIGHT
24 TELEPHONE 101)
Cumberland Hotel
Car leaves Cumberland Hotel at
8 o'clock every Sunday morning
and meets boat at Union Bay.
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
Sadie writes: "Last night I went out
motoring with a young gentleman and
drank champagne.   Did I do wrong?"
Why, Sadie, don't you remember?
King Solomon (to reporter): "So
you want my views on Matrimony?
Well, I have seven hundred wives, and
between you and me, I'm not crazy
about any of them."
The Old Homestead On The Prairie
(Specially Written for The Cumberland Islander)
Do not let yourself be uplifted,
young man, when She puts on that
soulful look. She may be only trying not to laugh.
Sally Swift: "Next to a man, what
do you like most?"
IJ- -^rrr.
When A
Telephone Is To
Be Moved
While we are desirous of giving as speedy a service as possible in the moving of telephones, there are
naturally crtain limitations due to the size of our organization, the complexity of our work, and the volume
of business which we handle. Subscribers wishing
their telephones moved are requested, therefore, to
give us as much time as possible to carry our their
wishes.
BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY
Last week the Islander started the first of a series of article!
written by residents of the district wll° at one tlme pioneered
the Greet West when it wu*
"wild."
This week, "The Old Homestead on the Prairie," a story of
tbe ups and downs of men who
filed on a government claim In
the early days and which we
hope will be of Interest to our
readers, is only one of the many
experiences of the pioneer.
Have you a story? Perhaps
you have had an experience in
life—as most people have—that
you will never forget and it
may be of Interest to readers.
Send It to The Islander. All
manuscripts will be given consideration and If not used, returned to the owner.
big | prairie and you cau go thousands of, cold though, very, very cold.     Well,
Anywhere  between   Ontario  mlle8 olther north or 8(mth mi .   u j we were nearly all In the same clr-
and British Columbia    is    Canadian
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All lining put on this way, is Guaranteed for one year.
The price is fixed by the Raybestos Company, and you
will have the satisfaction of knowing that your brakes
are as good as when they first left the factory.
Call, and let us inspect your brakes, and explain
the advantage of this system.
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SYNOKiSOF
li! ACT AMENDMENTS
still   prairie  and   Canada  too.      We
lived on the prairie.     We homestead-
cumstances ln our corner of the vast
North West. "Green?" Yes most
ot us were "green."     The better tho
ed there, and did much the same as  0(lucatlon  the less we knew when It
thousands of others have done and
are still doing. Not everyone though
who goes to Canada and takes up a
homestead starts from the biggest
city in the world—from the throbbing
heart of that city—the heart of the
greatest empire the world has ever
seen, and finishes the Journey ln the
midst of a surrounding vastness cf
solitude, quietness, absolute stillness.
came down to rock bottom. There
was Jimmie, for instance. He used
to tell us of his school days with thc
King of Spain and other high-brows.
His father was a big bug on one of the
largest London dallies. Was he
green? Was Jimmie tender? Listen to this. He was Just a homesteader like the rest of us, and after
a year or two, with the aid of remlt-
Tlie contrast at first is something one   tance money and nelghbor9 ready to
can feel. Weird, awesome, but yet
majestically grand. The enormous
distances—distances to which the eye
hns not yet become accustomed but
to which the eye soon adjusts itself
becoming keener than ever before In
the process. Then the difference In
the climatic conditions between wet,
foggy, humid old London and its surroundings and the clear, crisp, alert
atmosphere of the prairie is so marked by the new-comer at first that th*;
Impression never leaves him.
Snow came that first year and fell
on the dry d.ust around the shack. We
had never before seen snow fall on
dry  dusty  ground.      The  dust was
take it, he contrived to get a few acreB
broken. One Sunday afternoon old
Stape and I sauntered over to Jlni-
mie's shack Just to see If Stape's yoke
of oxen had strayed that way, and to
look around generally. Now by this
time I had a couple of cows, and was
selling a little milk hero and thero,
and I would feed them a little mill
feed so that tbey would get something
besides prairie wool and slough hay
to eat. Jimmie had noticed a bag
of bran in my small cow shed, which
was a rude construction of poplar
poles and sods, and he knew the bran
was used for cow feed. No, Jimmie
hadn't seen the strayed oxen.     He
ladn't seen anything in fact. He
vas very short-sighted anyhow. We
ihatted with him a few minutes while
ie proudly pointed to his newly
iroken prairie land. Aliout three
icres, and said, "I'll have some feed
.hla fall, alright." "You bet," said I.
'What are you going to grow there.
Ilmmle?" "Why, that's the stuff to
'eed 'em, Isn't it?" said Jimmie pointing to a large bulky sack behind the
door of his shack. "I brought a bag
back from the mill the last time 1
went to town." he went on. We looked and could hardly believe our eyes.
"Bran! Jimmie!" we both exclaimed.
"You're surely not going to sow that?"
"Why not?" he said. "Didn't you tell
me It was line cow feed?" "Sure
its good cow feed," we told him, "but
don't you know what bran is?" "Sure"
he answered. "Stuff they use for bran
dips and cow feed and things." "Don't
you know Its only the skin that's
ground off the wheat at the mill and
it hasn't got any more chance of grow
Ing than boiled potatoes?"
Things were pretty 'tough' with
many homesteaders In that section
during the following winter. In
some cases they doubled up to save
expenses as it were. Jimmie came
to our shack and shared our bush
rabbits and flap jacks. Yes sir, it
was either rabbits and (lap Jacks or
flap jacks and rabbits for longer than
I care to think about. We had a
different way of serving those cotton
tails for each day of the week. We
would boll them, bake them, burn
them, stew them, fry them, roast
them and then for Sundays we would
have rabbit pie with flap Jack crust.
Wo got a pleasant change once though
and It was Jimmie who supplied It.
Charles Cummlngs' sow had had a Utter of young ones and Charlie had
overtaken Jimmy on the trail to town.
Jimmie being very "green" had offered a dollar tor a ride to town in
the wagon but Charlie, who was undoubtedly an opportunist, Immediately asked live and got It too. During the trip to town he got Jimmie
Interested iu pigs, particularly
small pigs, that Jimmy was ready to
do almost anything if only he could
get hold of a little pig. The first wo
knew about it was when Jimmy turned up at the shack with a small pig
—a very small pig In a sack.
"Hello!" said I, "where did you get
the    sqeeker,    Jimmie?"       "Charlie
(Continued on Page Eight)
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
llritish subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliena on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
aud Improvement Ior agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing* the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent
Records wlll be granted covering
only laud suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Ib not timber-
land, i.e, carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west ol the Coast Rang*
and 8,000 feet per acre eaat of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained (rom the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five yearB and Improvements made
to value ol $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least flva
acres, before a Crown Grant can b*
received.
For more detailed lnfoimatlon aee
the Bulletin "How to Prt-ampt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received lor purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land la (5
per acre, and second-class (grating)
land 12.50 per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands ls given ln Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease ot Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding SO
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a   dwelling   being
erected In 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 C-10 acres j
may be 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 (or range
management Free, or partially free,
permits are available (or settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
Mercantile Store Company's *
January Clearance Sale
CONSISTING OF LADIES' AND GIRLS' OVERCOATS, DRESSES AND SWEATERS,
TRIMMED HATS, MEN'S AND BOYS' OVERCOATS, SWEATERS AND ALL SUITS.
25 PER CENT OFF ON ALL ABOVE LINES FOR SATURDAY AND ALL THE FOLLOWING WEEK. ....WE WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF THESE UNUSUAL BARGAINS AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. REAL MERCHANDISE AT REAL BARGAINS. DURING THIS SALE ALL PURCHASES OF
THESE LINES WILL BE ABSOLUTELY CASH. COME EARLY WHILE SIZES
AND LINES ARE FULL.    BELOW W E MENTION ONLY  A  FEW  ITEMS
LADIES'   OVERCOATS
Velour   Cloth,    Fur   Collar.
Sale Price
$13.50419425
$12.50
Ladies'   Tweed
Coat. Sale 	
Many other Coats to choose
(rom.
MEN'S OVERCOATS
Our lines are the best that
can be had, all styles, made
with leather lining and plain
Sale  Price
$19.95 ,o $26.50
LADIES' DRESSES
In Woof Crepe and Crepe De
Chene.    Sale Price
$17.50 t„ $25.00
LADIES' SWEATERS
All Wool Tuxedos, Sleeveless
in different shades.     Sale
•SjM.UU  to \i>u.u\)
All   Wool   Ladles'   Sweaters,
latest  designs.      Sale   Price
$3.60 ,„$5.75
MEN'S SWEATERS
All Wool Coat Sweaters and
Pullovers,    In    all    colors.
Sale Price
$3.95 . $5.50
BOYS' PULLOVERS
Hoys'  Pullovers  and  Sweater Coats.     Sale Prlco
$2.25 „ $3.50
-   MEN'S SUITS
In    Blue    Worsteds.    Grey,
Serge, Drown Worsteds ami
Tweeds  at  a dlscout nf
PER CENT
£v PK
II CENT
Boys'  Overcoats  and  Girls'  Coats,  all
lines.     Special 25 Per Cent Oir
Women's   and   Girls'   Trimmed   Hats,
Clearing at 25 Per Cent Off
A full line of Groceries always on hand
at  Lowest frlces
Don't forget our Shoe Dept. Furnishings
and Dry Goods.     Our Prices are Right.
SALE STARTS SATURDAY, JANUAARY 10th AND LASTS ONE WEEK
Mercantile Store Company
CUMBERLAND
The General Store with a General Purpose
<MI PAGE EIGHT
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B.C.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,  1926
I JmJ/M. /1/a\
We invite your inspection of a new line of Ladies'
Silk Hose, which we have put on show. They are
made of a good quality silk and will give every satisfaction. The fact that the name "Penman" is ou
every pair is sufficient guarantee that they are right.
We have quite a selection uf colors in most of the wanted shades.    Our price per pair is
J. SUTHERLAND
HM     Ifis o*mw'l
' \SSa^L'M^f\'c
£TwfK*lla^^^^^J
Social and Personal
Mr. R. C. Lang spent a few days In
Vancouver this week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Apps returned
home on Sunday, after spending the
latter two weeks visiting friends and
relatives,   in  the Fraser Valley.
* *   •
Miss Grace Oliver of the Hospital
Nursing Staff, spent the New Year
holiday visiting In Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle, and returned on Tuesday evening.
LINGER-LONGER CLUB
TO HOLD MEETING
A meeting of the Linger-Longer Club
wlll be held at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, January 14th, ln the Waverly
Hotel. All members are requested
to attend.
UNION BAY NOTES
TO THE ELECTORS OF
CUMBERLAND
Ladies and Gentlemen:—
I beg to solicit your support once
ogain as a candidate for Alderman
and School Trustee.
As Alderman I did my utmost to
carry out my 1024 election promise
and to get a reduction in taxes, hut
the two mills reduction urged and
fought for by me was defeated by five
to one. The school surplus of over
$5000 or at the end of the year shows
that six mills could have come o!f,
in spite of the heavy supplementary
estimates twice granted the scliool hi
the course of the year and I still
stand emphatically for a reduction in
school taxes and an efficient, well-paid
teaching staff; the best we can get is
none too good for Cumberland.
As chairman of the Board of Health
I obtained the removal of the city
refuse heap from the City Park to its
present site in the swamp aud if
elected will continue to do my utmost
to further good sanitation, good roads
.tad good lighting in our city.
Thanking you for your support on
tlie past year and wishing you every
prosperity in 1926, I am
Your obedient servant
T. MORDY.
Jan. 9th, 1025.
Mr. and Mrs. James Whyte and Mrs. I    R. Kaplansky, of Nanaimo, paid his
J. Carthew, of Powell River, have been • usual visit to Cumberland on Monday i
spending the New Year holidays with j last.
Mrs. T. Bennett, mother of Mrs. Carthew and Mr. Whyte.
Mr. H. Roy returned (rom Vancouver on Saturday.
Mrs. C. Dando Jr., returned home
on Saturday, after spending the past
ten days visiting at Extension.
Miss M. Mclntyre returned to Victoria on Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Thomas Oraham and T. Graham Jr., left for Vancouver Tuesday
' morning  and  will   return   Saturday
evening.
Mr. Chadwick, who has been associated with the Mercantile Store Co.,
left (or Vancouver on Monday last
and returned on Wednesday, accompanied by Mr. Pilling, ol Vancouver.
Miss T. Gallavan returned (rom Van
couver last Saturday after spending
the holidays in that city visiting
friends.
Miss G. McFadyen returned from
Vancouver on Saturday.
Mrs. T. E. Banks ls spending this
week In Vancouver.
Mr. H. E. Murray of the Cumberland
teaching staff returned (rom a two
weeks' visit to Armstrong on Sunday
last
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
iLL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Birthday Party
On Wednesday evening, February
4th the Ladles Aid of Grace Methodist
Church will have a birthday party.
Come and enjoy a social evening (or
it promises to be one ot the best It
will be held in the Church. The
ladies are also planning to hold their
Spring Sale of Work on Wednesday,
March 25th.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Campbell arrived
back at their home here On Saturday,
, after spending a few days with their
[ son in Vancouver.
I    Miss O. Davis and Miss A. llaillie
j returned to Union Bay on Saturday
after spending the vacation at their
{homes in Ladysmith.
Miss J. Redding returned from Vlc-
i toria on Saturday after spending the
I Christmas vacation at her home there.
j Mrs. Metrldge of Victoria arrived
j here on Saturday to Join her hus-
I band.
Miss R. Harrison of Vancouver, left
j here on Saturday after spending a
! week with Mrs. Thomas.
Miss Florence Jones left here on
Saturday, for Victoria, where she will
resume her studies.
Mr. Lawrence McLeod returned to
Vancouver on Tuesday after spend
Ing the Christmas vacation with his
parents.
Miss M. Struthers left for Vancouver on Thursday after spending a week
with Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Baldwin.
Announcement
The   Women's   Auxiliary   of
CARD OF THANKS
The members of the family of Mr.
Thomas Michell take this opportunity
ot thanking all those friends who as-
Holy • sisted in the search last Sunday,
Trinity Church will hold a bridge and
an endeavor to And traces of Mr. Ml-
, , , ,, ,       .        , chell,   who  has  been   missing  since
whist drive on Friday evening, Janu-|Dec. 24.    Special thanks are also ex-
ary 30th (rom 8 to 12 p.m.     Refresh-j tended to the Canadian Collieries (D)
ments will be served. 11-ttl., for their valuable assistance and
-  j co-operation.
THE OLD HOMESTEAD
ON THE PRAIRIE
(Continued From Page Seven)
It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S
SPECIAL
for this week-end only
Neilson's Chocolates
assorted, in lib. boxes
60 cents
Lang's Drug Store
—THE REXALL KODAK STORE—
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
Cummings," answered Jimmie. Now
we knew Charlie, and at once suspected that Jimmy had been stung.
"What did you give (or It?" we asked.
"Just a dollar." said Jimmie, whereupon we marvelled and made up our
minds to see Charlie at the first opportunity as we knew we could make
money on little pigs at that price.
"What are you going to do with it?"
we asked Jimmie. "Keep it," he said.
"Where?" we asked. "At home," he
replied. Now wc knew he had no
Intention of going home just then.
"What are you going to (eed it on?"
asked Stape. "Porridge," said Jimmie. "I suppose It will eat porridge,
won't It?" "It won't eat porridge
here," I said. "Now look here, Jimmie my dear," began Stape, "that pig
Is just the right age to serve up as the
famous dish of sucking pigs, Jimmie,
and If you just enter into the idea with
the right spirit, inside of an hour or
so, well all be sitting down to the
best meal we've seen since we left
home. "Oh but that's a pure bred
Berkshire and I wanted to breed—
"Pure bred nothing," said Stape, "and
even If it was, why the hog's too
short anyhow. Isn't It?" he said,
turning to me. Then old Stape started again. "Look he. e, Jimmie, I doubt
If you could ever raise it without its
mother. It would be a kindness to
er— well er— just stick It like and
save It all the trouble of trying to get
over what might be a very trying
weening period." Of course Jimmie
succumbed to the argument and the
pig to the knife. But my, that sucking pig lasted good to us rabbit-fed
bunch ot homesteaders, believe me.
We saw friend Cummings a few days
later and hailed him. "Say Charlie,"
we said, "havo you got any more of
those pigs like you sold Jimmie?"
Charlie paused. "Yes," se said, "I
guess I could spare you a couple."
"Alright," we roplled, "I'll come and
get them. A dollar each, aren't
they?" "A dollar each? *Who said
so?" asked Charlie. "Why, I asked
Jimmie what he paid for the one you
sold him and he said, 'Just a dollar'"
"Oh yes, It was just a dollar alright
as far as the cash part of the transaction was concerned but there was
other considerations," said Cummings
and ho pulled out a beautiful English
lever In a solid gold hunting case.
"What a darned shame/' wo aald.
"Well If 1 hadn't got It, someone else
would," was the reply.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
To the Electors:
I herewith enlist my name as a candidate for School Trustee for the City
of Cumberland.
In the past I have exerted my utmost endeavors to the interest and
welfare of the City Schools and if
elected will further only the best Interests of the City. The favor of your
vote would be esteemed.
JOHN C. BROWN
To the Electors:
Having been approached by numerous ratepayers, I have decided to enlist my name as a candidate for Alderman and School Trustee for the
City ot Cumberland.
I would appreciate (he support of
all progressive ratepayers and If
elected will do my utmost for the welfare of the city.
JOHN  LEDINGHAM.
To the Electors:
After numerous requests I have decided to be a candidate (or Alderman
and School Trustee (or the City of
Cumberland.
I have had considerable experience
In municipal work and If elected will
do my utmost to further the best Interests of the city.
ALEX. MAXWELL.
To the Electors:
At the request of numerous ratepayers I have decided to be a candidate (or Alderman (or the City of
Cumberland.
The favor of your vote would be esteemed.
JOHN J. POTTER
NOTICE
Voters of the Cumberland School
District wishing to see Manual Training and Domestic Science installed In
our schools are requested to sign Ihe
petition which will be presented lu
the vicinity of the City Hall on the
day of the Municipal Election.
Certainly Love ls blind. Look nt
the rotten bad shots he makes, as ro- [
vealed in the divorce court.
Week-End Specials
SUNKIST ORANGES SWEET AND JUICY
4 Doz. for 85<> 3 Doz. for 95*^
60<>     90-f)      $1.00 PER DOZEN
EATING OR COOKING APPLES
4 Lbs. for 25c $2.35 Per Box
EXTRA SPECIAL No. 1
25<£ Per Bottle or 2 For 45*^
Sweet  Relish,  Libby's   Prepared   Mustard,  Holsum
Pickles small size as follows, Sweet and Sour Mixed,
Sweet and Sour Chow. Sweet Gerkins.
Orange or Grape Fruit Marmalade.
Chrisp Ginger Snaps, 2 lbs. for 45*f>
Chrisp Lemon Snaps, 2 lbs. for  55<>
Special Mixed Biscuits, 3 lbs. for $1.00
EXTRA SPECIAL No. 2
35<> Per Bottle 3 For 95<r>
Lion Brand Peanut  Gutter,  1-lb.  Glass, Libby's or
Clark's Catsup,    Libby's Pickles—Sweet or Sour Mixed, Sweet and Sour Chow, Sweet Gerkins and Sweet
Relish.
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
PHONE 38
J
Hospital Donations
The Matron of the Cumberland
General Hospital wishes f*o acknowledge with thanks, the following
Christmas donations to the hospital:
Dr. G. K. McNaughton, Mr. Charles
Graham and Pythian Sisters—Cigars
nnd cigarettes.
Pythian  Sisters—Fruit  nnd  candy.
City Meat Market, Wilcock Bros., T.
H. Mumford and Matt Brown—Turkeys.
Campbell Bros and Mercantile
Store—Fruit.
Thanks are also extended to the
Cumberland Band for the splendid
music rendered the patients at Christ
mas and New Year's; also to St
I George's Prebyterian Church for chor-
! al contributions.
Birthday Party
i    In honor of the ninth birthday o(
[ their daughter Margaret, Mr. and Mrs.
! James Monks entertained the children  of Minto at their home.     The
j young people enjoyed a most pleasant
evening.     Margaret was the recipient
I of many pretty little gifts.
Improving in Health
The many friends of Mrs. Samuel
Shaw ot Minto will be pleased to learn
that she is rapidly Improving, after
her recent sudden Illness.
Grand Concert Here January 16th
The famous Welsh Quartette of Na-1 first tenor; Mr. C. Roberts, second
naimo will make their first appearance ; tenor; Mr. T. Lewis, first bass; and
before a Cumberland audience at a j Mr. R. Johnson, second bass. Mrs.
concert to be held ln the Ilo-llo The- I G. Mulr, the well known soprano will
atre on Friday, January 16th, at 8 be the assisting artist, while Mr. W.
p.m. A rare treat is anticipated by Mowbray will be the able accompan-
all music lovers. ist.     The following is an outline of
In the Quartette, Mr. D. Jones slugs  the program:
Community Singing—O Canada
1. "Comrades ln Arms" (Adam)
Welsh Quartette
2. Song — "Nlvana" (Adams)
Dan Jones
3a. "Oft In the Stilly Night" (Thomas)
b. "Old Mother Hubbard" (Gracey)
Welsh Quartette
4. Song — "Doun the Burn" (Hook)
Mrs. Mulr
5. Duet — "Mae Cymau'n Barod" (Parry)
Jones and Lewis
6. Song — "Asleep ln the Deep'.	
R. Johnson
7a. "An Evening Pastorale" (|Shaw)
b. "Little  Tommy"	
Welsh Quartette
8.   Pianoforte Solo — "Sonata Pahetlque" (Beethoven)
W. Mowbray
0.   Song — "Tommy Lad" _ (Margetoon)
Tom Lewis
10. "Sailors'  Chorus" (Parrey)
Welsh Quartette
11. Song — "Lochuagar" „ .
Mrs. Mulr
12. Duet — "ln thc Dusk of the Twilight"	
Mrs. Muir nnd T. Lewis
13. "Moonlight on the Lake" (White)
Welsh Quartette
"God Save thc King"
BUCKLEY'S
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MIXTURE
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