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_____^    *•*/■& __._.»_ Witt wfckfc te eoMolMated Ike Cumberland »wa..
FORTY-SECOND YEAR    —    No. 40
Witt wfctefc te eennlliatea the Cumberland. Newa..
September Report
For Cumberland
Public School
The percentage attendance for lite
month .was 95.87. 334 pupils made
perfect attendance and 19 came late.
Div. X. (Miss Richardson) wins the
attendance shield with a percentage
of 98.79.
Albert II. Webb,
Supervising Principal
— Div. I. Teacher Q. E. Apps—
Grado 8—Entrance
No. of Pupils 32.
Attendance 96.07 Lates Nil
Perfect attendance:— Isao Abe, Lilian Banks, Irene Bates, Evelyn Carey,
Mary Conn, Alma Conrod, Leslie Dando, Archie Dick, Norman Gomn, Mary
Gozzano, Jessie* Grant, Margaret Hannay, Claudia Harrison, Jack Hill,
Beryl Hudson, May Hughes, Tom Little, Alastalr MacKinnon, Jean MacNaughton, Helen Parnham, Kate Robertson, Edna Smith, Jean Smith, John
Strachan, May Taylor, Robert Yates,
Margaret Young.
Honor Cards:— Alma Conrod, Beryl Hudson, Jessie Grant, Helen Pnrn-
ham. May Taylor, Jean Smith.
—Div. 11. Teacher H. E. Murray
Grade 8. No present 30.
Attendance 96.397- Lates Nil.
Class Leaders:— Samuel Davis,
Marguerite Struthers, Audrey West-
over, Ruth Ozama, Andrew Walker,
Dorothy Maxwell, Josie Plrozzlnl,
Perfect attendance:— Peter Bardessono, Ella Conn, Sam Davis. Wm.
Dcvdy, Chas. Francloln, Jos. Frelonl,
Lena Galeazzi, John Horbury, Tatsumi Iwasa, Fred Leversedge, Low
Map, Victor Marlnelll, GoorgtT-McLell-
an, Ruth Oyama, Jean Peters, Josephine Pirozlnnl, George Raga, James
Robertson, Marguerite Struthers,
Chas. Tobacco, Andrew Walker, Chas.
Walker, Audrey Westover.
—Div. Ill, Teacher Tossie A. Galllvan
Attendance 98.46%       Nn. of Lates 1.
Grade 7.     Number on Roll 39.
Honor Roll:— Annie Mann, Norma
Parnham, Mah Shun, Elonnor Bergland, Lily Leversedge, Eleanor Davis.
Perfect attendance:— Sadaki Asao,
Tsuneti Asao, Louis Bartoldi, Eleanor
Bergland. Annie Beverdge, Lena Bogo,
Victor Bono, Andrew Brown, Agnes
Bruce, Edna Cawdell, Edna Conrad,
Harold Conrad, Eleanor Davis, Tadashl Dol, Joseph Ducca, Barbara
Grant, Nobu Hayashl, Norman Hill,
James Home, Gordon Horwood, Low
How, Margaret Hughes, Shlgeo Kaw-
nguckt, Lily Leversedge, Annie Mann,
Dick Marpole, Sarah Oyama, Norma
Parnham, Emma Picketti, Margaret
Shearer. Fusayo Sugimorl, Sakayo
Sugimorl, John Sweeney.
Div. IV.      Teacher Marjorie Mordy.
No. ou Roll 36
Attendance 90.97c Late 3.
Honor Roll:— Fred Cawdell, Iodoa
Dol, Norman Frelonl, Bessie Mnrchall
Lem Jain, Kishlo Kaga.
Perfect attendance:— William Bergland, Jean Braes, Fred Cawdell, Edna
Davis, Robert Colling, Iodoa Dol,
Norman Frelone, Allan Glen, Lem Jam
Ella Johnston, Klshio Kaga, Doris
Wnterfcld. Joe Williams, Sarah Law.
rence, Low Leong, Beslc Marshall, I.e-
• na Mcrleltl, Peter ■> Mossey. Charles
MacDonald, Jack MacLean, Bert McLellan. Willie Smith, Mary Sweeney,
Annje Walker, Jack Watson, Alko
Div. V. Teacher Annie G. Oatz
No. on Roll 84,
Attendance 95.467 Late Nil.
Grade Senior Fifth,    No. In grade 33.
Honor Roll:— Rota Dcviry, boat-
rce Cavallero, Jamus Brown, ficorge
Brown, Isabel Brown, Floyd McMillan
Perfect attendance:— Keiin Bonora,
Hugh, Braes, James Brown, Beatrice
Cavallero, Reta Devoy, Hazel Gibson,
Dorothy Gordon, Harriet Horbury,
Sadako Iwasa, Chujeko Kajlyama,
Yoshlo Knwoguchl, Mildred Lockner,
Margaret McDonald .Floyd McMillan,
lasku Oyama, Hetoshl Sugimorl, Mlnoru Tahara, Annie Taylor. Victor
Div. VI, Toucher Vivian Aspesy.
No. on Roll 32.
Attendance 97.8%,     ' Late 4.
Honor Roll:— Alven Frelone, Kitty
Prior, Oswald Held, Thomas Robertson, Nellie Walker, Willie Mcintosh,
Jean McWhlrter.
Perfect attendance:— Matsuya Atfe,
Douglas Balrd, Andrew Bates, Annie
Brown, Josie Burghiner, John Comb,
John Davis, Leslie Farmer, Alven
Frelone, Klmeyo Kaga, Clarence Lew-
Is, Jemima Mitcholl, Tom Mossey,
(Continued on page 2)
Exciting Picture
At Ilo-llo Theatre
Kliitlntlii, Famed   Police   Dog,   Haa
Important Role
After five men, sent out from a Hudson Bay trading post with fur loads,
have failed to return, Shad Galloway,
the flinty factor, offers.five hundred
dollars to the man making the trip;
and Gabriele Dupre, the young trapper, accepts, knowing death stalks him.
From this exciting situation starts
the absorbing action of "Where the
North Begins," a plctureplay of the
far north, set In the desolate tastes of
snow where men obey their Impulses,
undeterred by laws ot right and
wrong. This picture comeB to the
Ilo-llo Theatre Friday and Saturday.
Galloway Is a brawny brute of a
man brooking no interference; he bus
set his desires on Felice McTavlsh,
who lives In the post. Finding the
girl loves and is loved by Gabrlelle, he
plots to get the latter out of the way.
A gang of outlaws proves his instrument.
Rlutintln, the almost human police
dog, is the center of interest in this
Warner Brothers classic of the screen.
"The Last Moment" the picture
which comes lo the Ilo-llo Theatre
next Monday and Tuesday ls heralded
as another one of those thrilling dramas of the sea, with a brutal captain,
a storm, and a shanghaied hero and
But J. Parker Reid, Jr., who produced the photoplay of Goldwyn presentation, has given the film a novel
twist. The murderous captain ls not
got rid of by the dlletante young man
who ts rudely plunged from a world
of books into a horribly realistic situation.        .
"A Thing"—why describe it In advance, you have to see it to appreciate
it and also (he terror It Inspired—
sends the "Swede" to perdition, via
the side of the ship, and then has thc
hero and heroine to play with. And
what a terrifying game of Blind Man's
Buff they play In the darkened ship!
Henry Hull, one of the finest young
actors on the screen, who played the
leading role in "The Cat and the
Canary,' the great stage success, plays
the cultured youth who rises to valor
when the girl lie loves Is menaced.
Doris Kcnyon, adored by thousands
of screen followers and admired by
Broadway playgoers, ls the society
hud who gets a taste of raw life on
the briny. Louis Wolhelm, tbe famous character actor of "The Hairy
Ape," Eugene O'Neill's New .York
Stage hit, plays "The Terrible Finn,"
who guides his ship more by use of a
belaying pin and his sturdy right fist
than by   asextant.
"The LaBt Moment" is touted as one
of the screen's best thrillers of the
year, supplemented by splendid character acting.
A New Subject Added
The Cumberland Evening Continuation classes opened at 8:00 p.m. on
Tuesday with a good attendance.
Algebra has been added to the curriculum. At present the members
are: —
Book-keeping 18
Shorthand 9
Algebra and Arithmetic 10
Other Intending pupils are requested to enrol nt once so tlmt all may
get down tn thc business ot the session together.
A meeting of the G. W. V. A. wlll be
held ln the Memorial Hall on Tuesday October 9th at 8 p.m. It is earnestly desired thnt a large number of
the members be, present aa business of the utmost Importance wlll.be
The first round for the Mtitrlc Cup
will he played off this month. Commencing October 17th. The conditions
are match play, three-quarter of handicap allowed. The draw will be published in the Argus, October Uth. All
members of the Club in good standing (those having paid their dues) are
eleglhle. The first round must be
played between Oct. 17th and 21st.
Blair Shows Real
Class In Game
At Ladysmith
Locals Win Game over Boyd, Campbell and" Company. —Blair Stops
Everything That Comes Ilk Way.
Bannerman aad Plump Do the
Keep Wednesday October 24th opon
for the Big Cabaret ln llo-Ilo Hall.
Last Sunday afternoon the Ladysmlth team were at home to the Cumberland team—that Is, before the
game—after tbe game they were not
at home to anybody. In fact some of
them wished they were anywhere but
tn Ladysmlth. The reason Is no't far
to seek. The Cumberland boya beat
them, or rather we should say the
magnificent display of Blair ln goal
did. He stopped everything that
came his way with ease, and someone
remarked the only way to score a
goal against yon' guy is to get a tank
and curry It through.
Cumberland won the tosa and decided to defend-the goal at the north
end of the field. Right from the start
the Ladysmith boys made for Blair
and it was not long before he was
handling the ball. James and Company began to find their feet and gradually got more of the play, and after
twenty-five minutes of play Banner-
man put his Bide in the lead, when he
took a cross from Plump about twenty feet out, putting the ball slowly Into the net. MIdfield play followed for
some time, Cumberland's forwards
gradually worked down when Plump
taking a pasa from Milligan scored a
pretty goal. Half time arrived shortly
after with Cumberland having a substantial lead.
The second half of the game opened
with the homesters determined to
make an even game of it, as far as
goals were concerned. They reckoned without Blair. Try as the Ladysmith forwards could they could not
steer one In the net, Blair picked
them oft the ground, he scooped them
right off tbe toes of tbe opposing forwards, he poked them around the post
when necessary, in fact he did everything imaginable, keeping his goal intact all the time. The Cumberland
forwards made brief excursions into
their opponents territory, and on one
occasion came near adding another
goal, when Tucker James grazed the
bar with a humdinger. „   ,
During the last 15 minutes of the
game Ladysmlth pressed harder than
ever. They were playing a one back
game tn an endeavor to stay their
forward line, but It was no use. Blair
both outplayed them and out-guessed
them. On one occasion when completely surrounded by Ladysmlth
plaqyers, and when a score appeared
certain he calmly put the ball round
the post The final whistle found
Cumberland winner* by a score of 2
goals to 0.
City Fathers
Held Busy Session
Monday Last
Six  Applications for Club  Licences.
Soldiers' Housing Scheme Comes
I'p Again. Much Grading
Being Done
Keep Wednesday October 24th opci
for the Big Cabaret ln Ilo-llo Hall.
Last Wednesday evening Miss Beatrice Mitchell was hostess at a miscellaneous shower at her home in honor
of Mra. D. Berkley, nee Miss Mnud
The room, which had been tastefully
decorated for the occasion, gave a
very pretty appearance when Masters
Allan Mitchell and Jackie Beveridge
drew In a decorated wagon laden with
handsome and useful gifts. After the
bride had opened all the parcels and
thanked everyone, the rest ot the evening was spent In music and games.
In the guessing contest Miss Edith
Horbury won first prize while Miss
Irene Bateman was awarded the consolation. The following are the list
of presents received.
Mrs. J, Robertson, towels; Miss Edna Bennie, towels; Miss Jessie Stevenson, towels; Miss Hannah Lockhait
towels and berry bowl; Miss J. Balagno, towels; MIbs Hazel Mounce, center
piece; Miss Lizzie Henderson, bon
bon dish; Miss Irene Bateman, sllv.tr
sugar spoon; Mrs. Pilling, bon bon
dish; MrB. J. Bond, berry bowl; Mrs.
Mitchell, casserole; Mrs. D. Banner-
man, sliver cold meat fork, Misses Ellen and Pearl Hunden, tea set;
Miss Annie Haywood, hand painted
dish; Miss Beatrice Mitchell, coffee
percolator; Miss Malsle Plercy, towels; Mrs. Wm. Beveridge, tea set; Miss
Hannah Abbott, towels; Mrs. J. Bev.
eridge, Jr., aluminium saucepan.
Present His Worship the ' Mayor,
Chas. J. Parnham, and Aldermen A.
Maxwell, T. II. Mumrord, F. Partridge
J. J. Potter, F. Dallos and J. Lodlnir-
* Tiie minutes of the previous meeting were rend and adopted.
Communications from Cumberland
Electric Lighting Co. submitting estimate for supplying and installing an
electric heater for the Fire Hall. It
was decided to refer the matter to the
Fire Wardens to confer with the man.
ager of the company.
From Adjutant H. Charles Tutte of
the Salvation Army, soliciting a donation from the Council in aid of the
Social and Rescue work carried on by
the Salvation Army in the Province.
It was decided that the Clerk be instructed to reply to the latter Informing Adjutant Tutte that owing to the
exceptional demands made upon the
Council's funds in consequence of tho
recent mining disaster, the Council
regret their inability to forward a donation, but, with a full appreciation of
the valuable Social work carried on
by the Salvation Army, they would
give permission for a house to house
iMlection by their officers, or
as an alternative, will permit the Salvation Army te hold a Tag Day in aid
of their funds.
From W. H. McLellan, Jr. complaining that the Chief of Police had requested him to take out a tradesman's
Licence,— alleging that certain other
tradesmen had not been requested to
take out a licence. It was pointed out
by the Clerk that the By-Low only applied to tradesmen who employed lab
our and paid wages for same or who
supplied material, as was the caso
with Mr. McLellan, as he had ignored
the previous one. The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr. McLellan that
he must take out his licence at once.
Bills and accounts were referred to
the Finance Committee aud if found
correct, ordered paid.
For the Finance Committee, Alderman Maxwell reported a Bank Balance of $8,845.05 current account, and
$197.05 Savings account.
Alderman Potter, chairman, Board
of Works, reported thut since last
meeting men had been employed in
grading and cleaning up the alleyways. He reported that the chimneys
of the Council Chamber and the Police
Office were ln a defective condition
nnd required repairing from the roof
upwards. The work could be done
for an inclusive price of $18, hy Mr.
A. A. Brown, who was at present engaged in building the chimneys tor
the new Fire Hall. This recommendation was approved.
The Board of Works were putting
In six catch basins and six services.
Alderman F. Partridge for the Fire
Wardens reported that the plumbing
on the Fire Hall had been found unsatisfactory, and the necessary alterations ordered to he carried out.
Soldiers' Housing Scheme ....
The City Clerk submitted a statement showing the liabilities and arrears of each man under thc Soldiers'
Housing Scheme. The Clerk wub Instructed to arrange for a joint meeting of the men concerned, together
with the Aldermen ot the City Council
nnd the City Solicitor as early as possible.
The Licence Inspector reported the
result ot inspection of premises in respect of which Club licences had been
applied for. The following licences
were granted, subject to the requirements of- the Licence inspector being
carried out satisfactorily.
Frank, Dnllos, Waverly Club.
Joseph Aspesl, The Eagle Club.
Victor Benora, King George Club.
J. T. Brown, The Pastime Club.
Vlrginlo Marlnelll, Thc Vendome Club.
William  Merrlfield, The Cumberland
Keep Wednesday October 24th opeii
fnr the Big Cabaret In Ilo-llo Hall.
Mrs. George Clinton returned to
Cumberland on Saturday after spending the past three months visiting her
old home In. England.
Re Early Closing
Bylaw Again
Cumberland, B.C., Sept. 29/23.
The Editor "The Islander"
Dear Sir: —
Replying to a letter In the
last week's Issue, which since It refers to "Observer" calls for further remarks.
I might say in the first place for
the writer's Information, and to be ex.
act that the By-Law shortening the
hour of closing on Saturdays from 10
to 8 p.m. was passed nearly three
years ago, was enacted by the City
Council on December 20th 1920. When
the merchants of Cumberland agreed
to petition for that By-Law, the Canadian Collieries had their fortnightly
paydays, on the nearest day following
the 15th and 30th of the month, then
it was seldom that payday fell on a
Saturday, more often during the week,
so that the closing of the stores at 8
p.m. on Saturday made but very little
difference. Before, however, the By-
Law came Into force the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited changed their paydays. By that time the
By-Law was in the hands of the City
Council. No action being Immediately taken the By-Law went into effect,
but, however, several merchants who
had signed that petition thought that
owing to the changing of the payday
a serious mistake had been made, and
approached me to take around a counter petition, all of whom bad signed
the previous one, to set it aside. Not
being a merchant, I declined the honor, although I was assured lt would
receive a number of signatures. I
venture further that had the merchants anticipated the change that took
place In the paydays, the 8 o'clock
closing would not have been considered. So much for the unanimity. As
to the urgency to have the By-Law
put Into effect, it was so much so,
that time wasn't taken to approach
some of the merchants to give them a
chance to put their name on the pet-
tiion, or to refuse as they thought fit
Shortly after the By-Law became
effective lt was brought up at the
Board of Trade meeting, the first one
held Immediately' following the By-
Law coming into operation. The opinion expressed at that meeting was
that it should have been first submitted to the Board for their consideration and approval or otherwise.
The action of the Cumberland merchants ln not getting the Courtenay
stores in line to close at the same
hour was severely criticized. It was
un oversight, (due to urgency, no
doubt) for which the Cumberland
merchants have since paid the price,
and wlll continue to do just so long
as they do not meet Courtenay ln that
particular, and that has been their
long suit for nearly three years. The
evidence that can be produced to
prove that we are losing a large volume of business through that hasty
piece of legislation Ib so overwhelming that It scarcely calls for any argument to the contrary.
1 will just quote the opinion of one
of Cumberland's merchants given me
only to-day. He said whilst he did
not think it affected his Bales, in the
line of merchandise that he carried,
he was of the opinion that there were
thousands of dollars lost every month by tiie merchants in Cumberland
carrying dry goods, shoes, gent's furnishings and clothing. A Union Bay
merchant told me that since Cumberland put the 8 o'clock closing In operation, the Union Bay folks had been
illverled to Courtenay, and In his opinion the worst piece of business
the Cumberland merchants had put
ou their Municipal Statutes.
Campbell Bros, say It would be interesting to know the attitude of "Observer'' on the weekly half holiday
and the six o'clock closing. Let me
say that "Observer" has always favored and advocated the same, and
since its Inception a good many years
ngo has never been guilty of any infraction of it. Further, as lt seems
that one or two merchants are trying
to make me the "goat,' and there
should be no misconception as to my
views as to the number of hours .tt
employment that would be fair to employees. Male help employed by me
during the past two years have been
working six hours each and every
week less than similar help at Camp-
hell Bros. "Actions speak louder than
Be the proposed Provincial leglsla-
ion for an eight hour day for stores
referred to by Campbell BroB. Since
none of my employees have ever worked more than forty-five hours per
week I fall to see how  much  better
W. H. O. Club
Hold Their
First Meeting
On Tuesday evening, Sept. 25th the
W. H. O. Club, of Grace Methodist
Church held Its first meeting for the
coming season. The officers for ths
year were elected as follows:— Hon.
President, Mrs. J. R. Butler; President, Miss Hannah Lockhart; Vice-
President, Miss Irene Bateman; Secretary, Miss Madge Fouracre; Aast.
Secretary, Miss Edith Horbury; Treasurer, MIsb Jessie Stevenson; Refreshment Committee, Miss Lizzie
Henderson and Miss Annie Haywood.
The Club was then divided Into four
groups, each group having a leader.
The following arc group leaders and
the subjects they will undertake: -
Mrs. J. R. Butler, Devotfonal; Miss
Edith Horbury, Literary; Miss Irene
Bateman, Missionary; and Miss Jessie
Stevenson, Social.
After the meeting was over refreshments were served and the rest of the
evening was spent in singing.
Meetng of October 3rd..
The W. H. O. Club held Its weekly
meeting at the parsonage on Wednesday evening. After the business was
over Mrs. Butler delivered a very interesting address on "The Fourfold
Life," and Miss L. Henderson sang a
solo. The meeting was closed with a
short prayer by the Rev. Butler.
John Bate, carpenter, age 33, ot 190
Tenth avenue west, Vancouver, is being sought by the police, at the request of his wife. According to Mrs,
Bate, her husband left home on Aug.
23, no reason for liis disappearance
being given. He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches in height, weight
135 pounds, with fair hair aud complexion, and when last seen, wearing
working clothes.
His absence was not reported to tlio
authorities until Monday night, when
his wife told the police she was ln a
destitute condition and asked their
assistance in locating her husband.
The couple were married nt Cumberland or Union Bay four months
ago, moved over to Vancouver with
their two step children.
Anyone knowing of his whereabouts
are asked to communicate.with tlio
Arthur II. Wilkinson, expert pigskin
chaser, who played full back with
Cumberland a season or two ago, is
in the city of Portland, Oregon, where
he is attending college.
He says that Vancouver, New Westminister and Victoria boys have formed an eleven in the Rose City, which
last year cleaned up in the City Soccer League, and expects tu do the same
again. .
On Friday evening last a very on-
joyuble surprise party was given at
the home of Mrs. T. Ecclestonc, Trent
River Road, for Mrs. Gardner and
daughter of Campbell River, who
have been the guests of Mrs. Bccle-
stone during the past week.
The happy party which arrived at
the Ecclestonc home nbout eight-thirty. Immediately commenced their
merry evening, about twenty Indies
being present.
The earlier part of the evening was
spent In games and singing lu which
everybody put their full might, making every minute full of some new adventure for the others.
At midnight the happy crowd sal
down to a well laden table, with nothing lacking in the eating line. After
wishing Mrs. Gardner and daughter
their speedy return lhe happy pany
left for home.
they would tare. It might help nut
their hired help. This proposed eight
hour day Is not looked upon with favor by the employees in Vancouver and
other large centres. It will derive
them of their weekly half holiday, and
will therfore prevent them In taking
an active part in the games, such as
cricket, football and baseball that are
mostly Indulged in on half holiday...
and as I have shown will increase
rather than diminish the hours nf
work. It is a Law with the merchants
behind It, not the employees.
YourB truly,
"Observer." TWO
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    6th,    1923
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    6th,    1923
These are just the words, four in
number, and refer directly to the
grumbling, growling, fault-finding
mischief makers. People who never
mind their own business are like the
street whiffet dogs, that are always
barking, biting, nipping and nabbing
somebody. Can we presume thc great
Creator made you especially to superintend His universe and to be eternally prying, meddling and seeking to
control nnd direct everybody's affairs?
It is enough to make one indignant
to see what pains some people go to
to ferret out the plans of others, and
to start a bit op gossip. They leave
their own gardens to grow full of
weeds, while they are trying to hold
up before everybody the few they pull
from their neighbors. Oh. how they
toil lo rob them of tlielr reputations,
their peace, their prosperity and pleasure! They do everything but their
own business, and bring more misery
into families, societies and churches
than anything else. They turn the
pleasant, peaceful stream of good will
into a lonthesonio pool; they Intrude
on ground where angels would fear to
Now, minding one's own business is
the best remedy for itching cars that
are never satisfied with hearing, and
the busy tongue that hurries to speak
cruel words.
Minding your own business will
turn your attention to self and you
will forget to watch so closely the
shortcomings of others; will make
homes, happy neighbors and quiet
consciences; and you will be able to
realize and more fully comprehend
the truth spoken in the holy writ,
"BlcsBed arc the Peacemakers."
(Continued trom page one)
One of the very worst habits to acquire—If we care tor our own happiness and the happiness of others— Is
the habit of contradiction. And unfortunately, It conies easily, often knowingly, and attains it's growth before
wc are fully aware of the existence
of the evil thing we have nurtured.
It's beginning can often be traced to
the early days In the life of the first
baby, when solicitude for the child—
or possibly for the mother—leads the
man to make a suggestion that is lightly brushed aside with perhaps a remark "men don't understand such
things." One a little ripple that passes in a second, and apparently leaves
no trace that it ever was, but there
has been planted a seed which, unless
carefully watched, produces a plant
that embitters thc whole domestic
Willie Mcintosh, Bessie Nicholas, Low
Ping, Kitty Prior, Oswald Reid, Willie
Shearer, May Smith, Edward Stockand, George Strachan, Roslna Thompson, Tom Tobacco, Lena Tomassi,
Nellie Walker, Elsie Waterfield,
Harry Westfleld, Violet Zanini.
Div. VII. Teacher Edith Horbury.
No. on Roll 37
Attendance 98.47, Late Nil.
Grade, Senior Fourth
Honor Roll:- Nina Shields, Cazuko Iwusa, Cyril Davis, Muriel Partridge, Catherine Brown, Audrey Povah.
Perfect attendance, May Brown,
Winona Balrd, Jack Coe, Quong Chong
Cyril Davis, Irene Davis. Alden Francescini, Donald Graham, Dorino Galte
azi, NortO Herose, John Hoffelnz, Dolls Hannay, Cozuku Iwasa, Takera
Kawagauchl, Low Hong, Hatsul Matsukura. Second Merlettl, Hugh MacNeil. Eunice MacKinnon, Toklo V.ik-
ano, Hlsako Vakano, Muriel Partridge, Tommy Robertson, Willie Sweeney, Mary Small, Nina Shields, Margaret Smith, Helen Saunders.
Div. VIII. Teacher I. McFadyen.
Grade IV—No. on Roll 34
Attendance 90T> Lates x
Honor Roll:- Doris Drew, Jennie
Lawrence, Manoru Tahara, Mary MacMillan, Alfred Jones, Archie Welch,
Perfect attendance:— Irvln Banks,
Marjorie Bird, John Burgheimer, Ed-
mond Carrigan, Chow Chee, Marion
Combs, Tommy Conrod, Teruko Doi,
Sidney Hunt, Alfred Jones, Jennie
Lawrence, Choo Foo Lung, Mary MacMillan, Ellen Morrison, Bennie Nicholas. Hiroshl Okuda, Lily Picketti, Masalu Sora; Mamoru Tahara, Alice Taylor, Malta Tomassi, Joe Whyley.
Division IX. Teacher Charlotte Carey.
Grade, Junior Third. No. on Boll 36.
Attendance 92.97. Lates 1.
Honor Roll:— Christie Robertson,
Annie Cheung, Fung Him, Mary Hass-
oll, Thorn Keeler, Muriel Thompson.
Period attendance:— Kiyuko Abe,
John Bannerman, William Brown, Annie Cheung, Harry Cunliffe, May Graham, Willie Graham, Mary Han-
sell, Fung Htm, Lem Hing
Shigeuru Klyora, ■ Clyde Lewis,
Agnes MacKinnon, Wm. MacNaughton
May Mali, Jackie Marpole, Barbara
Martin, Jessie Robb, Christie Robertson, George Saito, William Slaughter,
Cheyako Suglmorl, Muriel Thompson,
Jackie Wong, Shigeura Yagauchi.
Div. X. Teacher C. Richardson.
Grade 2. No. on Roll 36.
Attendance 98.797c . Lates 4.
Honor Roll:— Harold Hughes, Lcs-
Woman has no monoply of this habit. It is as often seen and Is just as
bad in a man. Continual watchfulness
over the unruly tongue Ib the only
safeguard, the only remedy, the only
Carpet Squares, in sizes, 7 i't. 6 in. x 9 ft., 9 ft. x 9ft
and 9 ft. x 10 ft. 6in.. For Prices see our Windows.
A new lot of Eiderdowns, at per yard  $1.50
English Flannellettes, made from the finest
Egyptian Cotton in white and Fancy Stripes at per
yard 50 cts.
Elastop Hose for Ladies.wide and    roomy,   very
comfortable, in assorted colors.
Tiger Brand, in White, Black,   Putty   and
Heatherbloom and Australine   Fingering
in all the best shades.
Underskirts in Black and Fancy Colors.
Stanfield's Underwear for men. Red   and
Penman's Natural Wool Underwear in all sizes,
Penman's line 71, Shirts   and   Drawers
"Jason" Unshrinkable Natural Wool Shirts
Drawers, every garment guaranteed.
at   per
With The
Rev. W. Leversedge
Sunday School 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 7 p.m.
Rev. James Hood.
Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Adult Bible Clnss 1:30 p.m.
Sunday School 2:30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 7:30.
Choir Practice Thursday 7:30. p.m.
Evening Anthem I "My Heart la
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be dispensed at the Morning Service.
Rev. J. R. Butler, Pastor.
11:00  a.m.—  Subject.  "The   Potter's
Vesel."—Chorus bp Junior Choir.
11:45 a.m.— Sabbath School and Adult Bible Class.
7:00 p.m.— Subject, "The Unaccepted
Challenge."— Solo, "His    Grace    is
Sufficient for Thee." by Miss E. Henderson. —Selection by Choir.
Everbody welcome.
lie Mah, David Hunden, Albert Drew
Lome Murdock, Willie Home, Sylvia
Perfect attendance:— John Chapman, Preston Bruce, Richard Bates,
Billie Cloutier, Charlie Gomrae, Akera
Herosl, Harold Hughes, David Hunden, Jackie Hassell, Willie Home, Masake Kaga, Sttsumo Kawagauchi, Don
Loug.Akea Matsunaga, Leslie Mah, Insugno Matsukura, Jackie Morrison,
Lome Murdock, Takashl Okahif Waiter Oliver, Heromitsu Salto, Alex.
Sommerville, Don Sing, Echio Shi; Edith Taylor, Willie Tobacco, Harry
Waterfield, Thelma Waterfield, Margaret Westfleld.
Div. XL        Teacher J. E. Robertson.
No. on Roll 33.
Attendance 96.597). Lates Nil.
Honor Roll:—Josie Wong, Rhoda
Walton, Mitsuo Obara, Shegemi Marlya, Gertie Davis, Madge Bryan, Allison Gcekie.
Perfect attendance:— Leland Bannerman, Gwen Abrams, Peter Bono,
Bessie Brown, Nellie Combs, Gertie
Davis, Margaret Drummond, Jean
Dunsire, Matsuo Hayashl, Yuicki Kishlmoto, Short Klgonaga, Johnny Mah,
Sheglmi Marya, Bruno Merlettl, Richard Marshall, Mitsuo Obara, Yncko
Obara, Willie Prior, Rhoda Walton,
Arthur Wong, Josie Wong, Isuyulto
New Fall
Ladies' "Murray
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Vici Kid two-strap Slippers at        $6.00
Vici Kid one-strap Pumps at $6.75
Vici Kid Oxfords, cuban heel at     $5.50
Vici Kid Pumps, 2 button one strap and
.Low heel       $5.75
Grey New Buck 2 button one strap and
with cuban heel       $7.75
Patent Pumps 2 button one strap with
white stitching  '-.
Patent Pump one strap, low heel at $6.50
Grey New Buck Oxfords patent trimmed
at       $8.75
Patent buckle strap slipper, low heel $6.00
Men's Brown Calf Balmorals at $9.00
Men's Vici Kid, plain toe Bals. at $9.00
Boy's Guaranteed School Shoes
—at popular prices—
Bargains In
Shoes-See them
Rolled Oats 6 lb. Sacks  40
Rolled Oats 20 lb Sacks      1.15
Five Roses Flour 49 lb Sacks  '    1.95
Wild Rose Pastry Flour 24 lb Sacks     110
Semolina,  pkts 25
Com Starch pkts  6 for .   lift
Egg-o Baking Powder 2% tins       90
Potato Flour pkts. 20
Libby's Tomato Ketchup, bots 26
O'Cedar Polish, bots 25 and .50
Malkin's Jams, Black currant and
Gooseberry, 4 lb. Tins      1.00
Quaker canned Peas, Corn and
Tomatoes, 2s. Tina       6 tor 1.00
White Swan Soap, Cartons   4 for 1.00
Breakfast Bacon, Bides in piece per lb 10
Peameal back bacon tn piece per lb 40
Ayrshire Roll, in piece  30
Special Friday and Saturday Only
20 lb. Cotton SackB B. C .Sugar       $2.35
Ynguchi, Wong Jlng.     -
Div. XII.        Teacher Pearl Hunden.
Grade, Primary.   No. on Roll 35.
Attendance 90.737-. Lates 2.
Honor Roll.— Margaret Marpole,
Harry Mordy. Rosle Mah, Cheung
Wong, Mnsahlko Tateishi, Alice
Perfect attendance:— Jack Anderson, Alice Brown, Leslie Coe, Willie
Conn, Audrey DeCoeur, Haruye Kishlmoto, Jammey Mah, Rosle Mah, El
izabeth Malpass, Margaret Marpole,
Shizeo Mataunaga, Alex Mossey, Robert Mossey, Kujoshi Okuda, Jean
Quinn, Gordon Robertson, Klso Son,
Mnsahlko Tateishi, Wardena Thompson, Tommy Wong, Cheung Wong.
Div. XIII.      Teacher Eva G. Drader.
No. on Roll 40.
Attendance 92.57-. Lates 4.
Honor Roll:— Mary Baird, Keheyi
Kujonaga , Lou'Fow, Dorothy Haworth, DeBlay Harrison, Sammy Armstrong.
Perfect attendance:— Mary Baird,
Irene Bonora, Cheung Ming, Harry
Choe, Jimmy Choe, Rosena Deconlck,
Oee Doon, Lou Fow, Jackie Graham,
Dorothy Haworth, Mlturo Hlrose, Lem
Ho, Mlchlko Isonaga, Isuglo Iwasa,
Toshlkl Kaga, Hlroahl Kawaguchl,
Moyshi Klmoto, Keheiji Kiyonaga,
Stanley Lawrence, Jackie Mah, Istt-
glmataw Mataunaga, Tommy MacMillan, Haruo Nakano, Ina Robertson, Uri
Salto, Mabel Sommervllle, Dorothy
Sweeney, Daryl Thomson, Quon Jack.
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Is a simple harmless home-treatment
which absolutely cures deafness, noises In the head, etc. No Expensive Appliances Needed for this new Ointments Instantly operates upon the affected parts with complete and permanent success. Scares of Wonderful
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A. MacKinnon
Mrs. K. Wilkinson, ol Slnd Road,
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the Ointment. It ts not for myself, bill
for a friend of mine who Is us bad as
I was, and cannot get uny rest for the
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good night's rest, which I hod not
been able to do for many months. It
la it wonderful remedy uud am most
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Mrs. E. Crowe, of Whltehorse Road,
Croydon, writes t—"I am pleased to
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yon sent to me at Venttwr, has proved
u complete success, my hearing Is
now quite normal, and the horrible
head noises have ceased. The action
of this new remedy must be very remarkable, for I have been troubled
with these complaints for nearly ten
years, and bave had some of the very best medical advice together with
other expensive ear instruments all
to no purpose. I need hardly say how
very grateful I am, for my life hns
undergone an entire change."
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Address orders to:—
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ford, Kent, England.
To the Untold Legion of
1923 Victory Bond holders
What are you going to do—?
Canada wants you to renew your investment
for another 20 yean.
You know you've had a good investment.
You know your security is right.
You know your interest has been paid with
unfailing regularity.
Remember you get two weeks' interest as a
bonus, and to repeat—your security ranks
equally  with Victoiy Bonds.
Will you renew your investment?—Will you
exchange your Bonds?
If so—do it quickly—please. Don't wait till
the last minute. The privilege may be withdrawn.
Dominion of Canada
Refunding Loan 1923
5% Bonds
20 Yenr Bond; due Uth October, 1943
Price:    20 Year Bond* 98.25 and interest, yielding 8.14/..
Ordert mag be telegraphed or telephoned {collect)  and exehangei  made through
your usual Bond Dealer or Bunk. fr.
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER   6th,    1913
MADE FROM PURE JERSEY CREAM—Cane sugar and the highest
grade flavorings possible to procure. You want the Best when ordering
refreshment for your Best Girl.
Our Strawberry, Raspberry and Loganberry Jam can be obtained at the
Best Stores
Graded to Quality—"Look for the Tag on the Bag"
(Experimental Kuriu Suit's)
All work in the apiary has for Its
ultimate object the securing ot a good
crop, and hence the preparation of
bees for winter means more than the
safe wintering over of the colony.
The first step n preparing bees for
the winter ts also the first of the beekeeper's year as well as his first step
towards securing next season's crop.
About the middle of July preparations are commenced by seeing that
each colony Is headed by a vigorous
young uueen In order that the maximum number of young bees may be
reared to carry the colony through
the winter. Should the Fall flow be
Insufficient to cause a largo amount
of brood to be reared, stimulative
reeding will have to be resorted to;
thnt Is, one part of sugar to one part
of water or dilute honey mixture must
be fed. Colonies thnt are weak, those
covering less than six frames, should
be united; this may be done by the
newspaper method; or two weak colonies may be brought together and
wintered In ope hive if it s divided by
a close fitting division board. This
lntter method provides the beekeeper
with surplus queens early the following season.
Having secured a large force of
young bees, the next step is to see
that each colony has sufficient stores
to not only carry it thorugh the winter but nlso the early spring till pollen
and nectar are coming ln, thus enabling it to build up rapidly. The stores
provided should be of the best; no unwholesome honey containing a high
percentage of solid matter should be
given. It natural stores are deficient,
n syrup of two parts of tbe best granulated sugar to one part water should
be fed. This being last stored will be
the first consumed and, as it breaks
down into gas and water, will deter
solid matter accumulating in the Intestines. Colonies ln ten frame
Langstroth hives to be cellar wintered
should weigh at least sixty pounds
without their covers, while those wintered outside seventy pounds or more.
Protection from the cold is very
necessary, as It not only retards the
consumption of stores but also conserves the energy of the bees.
Colonies wintered outside should
have at least three inches of packing
underneath them and about their sides
with six to eight inches of packing on
top. The most economical case Ib the
quadruple, as each colony has the
warmth from its two neighbors.. Colonies should be placed in their cases
and packed underneath and about the
sides before feeding. For feeding, ten
pound honey palls, in the cover ot
which tine holes have been made, are
considered very satisfactory.
Colonies to be placed in the cellar
are usually left on their summer
stands till they have had their last
cleaning flight; this is usually in the
second or third week ln November.
In all preparations the beekeeper
should keep the ultimate object in
view—strong colonies In the spring.
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Royston Motor Co.
A. J. EDWARDS       •       •       -       ■       Royston
Phone 134M Courtenay Exchange
=a     Theed Pearse
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Coast, where everything possible
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Pressing    •    Cleaning    •    Repairs
Telephone 1.    •    P. 0. Box 17
The Superior Grocers
Where  Most  People  Trade
Union Bay Road
Wi;lte For Prices to
Office 26211 Bridge Street, Vlctorin, B.C.
.lis advertisement is nol published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Hoard or by the Government of liritish Columbia;
Royal Candy Co.
Cumberland's Coziest Ice Cream Parlor
— Comfort and Service —
Luncheons — Afternoon Teas — Home-Made Confectionery — Cigars and Tobacco
Phone 25 Cars For Hire Phone 25
Billiard and Pool Tables
McPHEE BLOCK (Downstairs)
See Our Windows For
Local Honey
40c. per Jar
Have you tried the new Empress
Logan-Raspberry Jam?
Mumford's Grocery
T. H. Mumford J. Walton
Auto Painters
Bring your cars In for an estimate.
Prices reasonable. Work guaranteed.
Workshop at the Condensary.
Grand Selection — See our Window
Once you try them, you always prefer them.—Order
early and do not be disappointed.
Wedding, Christening and Birthday Cakes to Order
Phone 18 —
Office  and  Residence:   Willard
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
ere an
Russia ha* more illiterates, and at
th. same time, more bookshops than
any other country in Europe.
The largest consignment of silk
from the Orient for many months,
eonsistinf of 6,500 bales, valued at
19,000,000, formed part of the cargo
tf th. "Empress of Russia" recently.
A shipment of silk from China,
consisting of ten carloads, valued at
two million dollars, went forward
from Vancouver to New York
Wider special guard over the Canadian Pacific lines recently.
The firat of a series of six new
•Mplanas being constructed for th.
Canadian Government has just been
delivered. The new planes are to
b* used in forest patrol for th. prevention of destruction by fire.
Following the disastrous earthquakes and fires which devastated
J'** areas in Japan, the Canadian
Pacific liners "Empress of Canada"
and "Empress of Australia" were
thrown open to the accommodation
of thousands of refugees, while th.
officers and men of the vessels did
splendid work in organizing and
assisting rescue parties.
The rapid increase in the export
butter trade of Saskatchewan during
the past year or two, has been th.
outstanding feature of the Provincial dairy industry. Recentlv th.
Saskatchewan Co-operative Cream-
tries made a shipment of 25,000 lbs.
of butter to China.
For almost two decades the major
portion of the world's supply of
cobalt has been derived from th.
silver-cobalt-nickel arsenides ot the
Cobalt district, according to figures
compiled by the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics. The cobalt production of
Canada in 1922 was 569,960 pounds,
which at $3.25 a pound, would bt
worth $1,852,370.
Canada's trade within the Empire
It increasing. For the twelve months
ended July, Canada exported to
ether parts of the Empir. goods
•mounting to $453,437,899. This ia
In comparison with $354,992,074, th.
figure for the corresponding twelve
months previous. Imports from British Empire countries during the two
twelve months' periods were: Ended
July, 1923, $195,811,190; ended July,
1922, $163,186,581.
A wheat crop of 382,514,000 bushels ls forecasted in a report Issued
by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The report is based upon tht
condition of crops at the end of July,
and indicates that the Prairie Pror-
tncta will produce 357,296,000 bush-
•Is tf wheat if weather conditions
continu. favorable. Manitoba, It la
expected, will have a total wheat
yield of 44,468,000 bushels; Saskatchewan 211,061,000: and Alberta
101,776,000 bushels. Alberta is th.
only province to show an increased
yield as oomparad with 1922.
A party of fir. journal.**, representing the leading ntwapsp.rs
of Switurland, wh. recently arrived
at Quebec, are the guests in Canada
»f E. W. Beatty, President of tht
Canadian Pacific Railway. Thty
will tour the Dominion in th. inter-
tats of Swiss colonization. Stop*
will be made at different point*
when Swiss people are farming, aad
opportunity will b. green to member* of the party to oonverse with
them and get first ha«id knowledge
•s to the desirability of Canada a*
a place for Swiss colonists.
In a latter on "Canada and Und
Settlement," published by the Morning Pott, Sir Geo. McLaren Brown,
European manager of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, says that the agricultural salvation of Western Canada 11m in mixed farming, which
calls for smaller and more numerous
•grieultiral holdings than wheat
growing dots, aad results in closer
Mttltntnt and better communication. The bigger and more densely
settled th* rural population, th*
nor* soda! »m*nities there are and
mater   adTNstegt*   (ta*rally,   ht
Refraction and Muscular
Graduate Aptometrist and Optician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
Cumberland Hotel Parlors
Hours: 1.80 to 5.30—7 to 9 p.m.
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Leave Orders at
'Phone 116.
PHONE 11      CUMBERLAND      Tommy's Hardware Store THE  CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER   6th,    1923
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
Hollo Theatre
Friday and Saturday,  October 5th  and   6th
A gripping story of greed and pasion in the Northern fastness—
"Where the North Begins"
featuring RIN-TIN-TIN the Wonder Dog
A soul stirring action drama of the far north, featuring the greatest animal performer of all time.
A tense dramatic picture that holds the spectator
breathless from beginning to end with its story of love
and hate, and adventure, set among the scenic splendours of rugged, snow covered Alaska.
Extra Attractions
and Fox Sunshine Comedy.
Usual Saturday Night Dance, 9.30
Monday and Tuesday
—what was it?
—why did the "Finn" commit murder to own it?
—why was it kept under lock and key in a powerful
cage on the ship's deck?
—why did men blanch with terrofat the sight of it?
Here's the most thrilling mystery drama you've seen.
Its the story of two society youngsters in search of adventure—and they found more than they had bargained for in "THE LAST MOMENT."
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, Agnes Ayres in
Next Friday and Saturday "The Village Blacksmith"
Av jack Boyle
ao* Htemal Hull- Doris Kenyon
Attributed  by
I 11011 TIIE I'IN OK
A litlle nonsense   now    mill    then
makes fortunes for song-writing men.
* • • *
A full Btomaoli oausetti ths head t<>
nri like it were empty.
. * * *
Love Ik like o punctured tire,
I'm very mire of thai,
For after one big blowout,
Oh, Hum!     ■
I urn Happy,
1 fall ln Love,
1 marry,
I  am  divorced,
I inn happy.
* * * *
Teacher—Who oan tell mc a thing
of Importance that did not exist a
hundred years ago?
Willie— ,\le.
Wlnit'11 I lint
* ♦ si si
I'm very worried, ah me, ah me.
For girls whose knees are bare;
All walk so fOBt, I cannot sec—
The lovely dimples there.
Beware John Barleycorn, my men,
Avoid him with a frown,
For he docs all his fighting when
You think you hnve him down.
It's Very Simple
A CAMEL has an easy1 job making her getaway through the
eye Of a needle compared with the fellow who tries to get
results from poorly printed advertising matter. Our stall'
is composed of specialists in their respective lines who will be
glad to help you get results worth while.
3 5       The   Cumberland   Islander
On Monday night a meeting of the
GreenV Committee and Directors of
the Courtenay Golf Club was held at
the office of Mr. George Pldcock. lt
was decided to discontinue the use of
any other property than that actually
owned by the club and to fence the
grounds, Arrangements have been
made lor starting the match competition for the G. R. Mutrie Cup, the
lirst game probably to be played on
tho 17th of October.
A service that has long been desired
by the merchants of Courtenay and
llie people of the Comox Valley was
Inaugurated last Friday, when the tug
t'hakowaiin arrived, having In tow a
lingo scow carrying a great amount
of freight of various descriptions consigned to the business, houses of the
district. For several years an effort
has been made to establish a regular
freight boat service from Vancouver
and other outside points. The operators of the service are convinced that
lucre Is sufficient business offering
here io warrant a regular service and
arc going to give it a four month trial.
Patronage of this service means a cut
of approximately fifty per cent, tn
freight charges to and from this district, including Courtenny and Cumberland. Merchandise-carried by this
service ls fully insured and calls wlll
be made regularly at Lnsqucti Island,
Hornby Island, Denman Island, Fanny
Day, Union Bay, Comox and Royston.
Another advantage is the elimination
of wharfage charges, the company operating the boat owning Its own dock
at Vancouver and using Government
wharves at other points. Major Chas.
Simm Is agent for Courtenny-Comox
District and Is jubilant at having been
instrumental In havii)g this freight
service established.
Last Saturday night Courtenay was
treated to an unusual sight. A member of the Klu Klux Klan made his appearance all dolled up in the .regalia
of the''Klan, riding a buckskin pony
and carrying a flrey cross, emblematic of the Order.. To say that the sight
created interest ns the pony and rider
wended their way through the main
thoroughfare ls putting it mildly, lt
is not known whether any recruits
were signed up.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Maynard ol Victoria visited Courtenay this week and
spent several days ln thc Valley Hub.
Courtenny Assembly No. 3, Native
Sons of Canada, have a rare treat ln
Htore for Comoxlans when they present Mr. Victor ICdnumds, the eminent
(iiiiiiillnii tenor, accompanied by Mrs.
Clifford Warn. Mr. Edmonds wlll present a clasical programme at the Gaiety Theatre on Thursday, October 18th
under the auspices of the Native Sons
of Canada. This will probably be only
the first of a series of high-class entertainments sponsored by the Sons
this winter, featuring Canadian artists. Mr. Edmonds is recognized as
Canada's best, and certainly an enjoyable evening awaits the people of the
ditrict on the 18th.
llivctting operations on the new
bridge over the Courtenay River have
been completed and a carpentering
gang is now busily engaged laying the
deck or flooring. It is hoped that in
three weeks the bridge will be in use
as, aside from the work mentioned
the approaches have to be constructed.
Mr. F. S. Racher, of Comox left a
few days ago on a business trip to thc
The Minister ot Finance, Hon. W. S.
Fielding, has appealed to the Canadian people, for subscriptions to a new
Government loan, the funds to be used to retire the 1923 Victory Bond issue which matures, November 1st next.
The new loan bears interest at 5 per
cent per annum and ten per cent uf
the Issue matures October 15th. 1928,
McLeod's Store
New Styles in
Blue — Black — Iron-Grey — Brown
These Hats are selling very fast.   Come in early and
get a good choice
Courtenay, B.C.
Is Coming
Why not be prepared by repairing those leaky roofs
and sides of your house and barn with
Gwilt's Famous Shingles
$2.00 per Thousand
Second Grade
While they last.—Terms strictly cash
Gwilt Lumber Co., Ltd.
and the balance on October 15th 1943.
The bonds are dated October 15th 1923
and Interest ls payable on October 15,
and April 15, at any branch of any
Chartered Bank ln Canada. The new
bonds can be registered as to principal only and denominations are $100.
{500 and $1,000. Holders of 1923 Victory Bonds can convert into the new 5
per cent loan at the Issuing price of 99
for tbe 5 year bonds and at 98 % for
the 20 year bonds.
As 1923 Victory Bond holders can
turn in their bonds on October 15th,
after having taken off the coupons
due November 1st, a bonus of two
weeks' Interest ls given their conversion. The holders of fully registered
1923's will get their Interest chequos
as usual for the Interest due November
1st. Applications tor cash purchases
or for conversion of 1923 Victory
Bonds should be made at once.
Tho price for cash or conversion Is
the same, 99 for 5 year bonds and 98%
for the 20 year bonds. Holders of
1923 Victory Bonds who convert into
the new loan will receive $1 per hundred if the 5 year loan ls taken, and
$1,75 per hundred it the 20 year bonds
are taken. ' v
Burdlck, Logan & Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, advise prompt action as the
indicatons are that the issue will be
If holders of 1924,1925 or 1927 victory Bonds wish to sell and purchase
the new bonds, Burdlck, Logan & Co.
will pay highest market prices for the
above mentioned or any maturity and
9814 for the 20 year bonds. Ab the
trend of Interest rates Is downward,
advantage should bo taken to exchange present holdings into the new
loan, so as to get a good Interest return over a twenty year period.
Beats Electric or Gas
A new oil lamp that gives an amazingly brilliant, soft white light, even
better than gas or electricity, has
been tested by the U. S. Government
and 35 leading universities and found
to be superior to 10 ordinary oil lamps.
It burns without odor, smoke or noise
—no pumping up, is simple, clean,
safe. Burns M% air and C9< common kerosene (coal oil.)
Tbe Inventor, J. B. Johnson, 579 Mc.
Dermot Ave., Winnipeg, Is offering lo
send a lamp on 10 days' FREE! trial,
or even to give one FREE to the first
user in each locality who will help
him introduce it. Write him to-day
for particulars. Also ask him to explain how you can get the agency, and
without experience or money make
$250 to $500 per month. —39-47.-1923.
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Union Tailor
Ladies' and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
DO -
and HEAD NOISES. Simplyrub
It ia back of the ear* and Insert
In nostril*.
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ninth Arm* NtwTsrk
For sale in enmberlnnd   by
Lang's   Drag   Store   and   all
Reliable Druggists. SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    6th,    1923
—notklut thi—live
nature i treen color
li Palmolive Soap.
Stimulate Your
The skin with its network of tiny pores
and glands should never be allowed to become sluggish and inactive. Dirt, cold
cream, rouge and powder will clog the
pores, enlarge them and produce blackheads and blemishes unless the skin is
cleansed thoroughly witrr soap and water,
at least once every day.
This simple method of beautifying was
Cleopatra's secret. She knew that to have
a fresh fine skin thorough cleansing was
necessary. She used Palm and Olive oils,
the same rare oils which are blended in
If you use a fine mild soap, there is no
danger of irritation. Palmolive with its
creamy lather, is lotion-like in its action.
It freshens, revives and stimulates and
leaves the skin delightfully fresh and rosy.
You can buy Palmolive Soap at all first-
ctass dealers.
Made la Canada
I'tl.me and Efficiency
Product 25-ant
Quality fir
Why Send to Vancouver
for Groceries
When We Can Sell You the Highest Class Groceries
at the Lowest Cash Prices.
Trade With us and We Will Save You Money
The Courtenay Cash Store
Phone 56—We Deliver.
j Coal, Wood and Goods ot Any Kind
Delivered to All Part* of District
Resourcefulness   and   Persistency of
government Engineers Iu Extinguishing and Recapping
Ignited Well
To be called upon to control nnd recap a gas well "running wild" and
spoutng a sheet ot flame 7B feet in the
air anil to do this by shooting off the
broken valve by means of steel-jacket
ed bullets from a rifle was the recent
experience of Dominion Government
engineers in the course of their unending campaign to prevent a wastage of natural resources, no matter
where located and regardless of the
difficulties involved. While the regulations governing oil and natural
gas development explicitly state that
all mishaps on lenses must be corrected by the operator, it has happened
Ihat through the falling of valves and
rnpplngs or tampering with fittings
and equipment by Ignorant or maliciously disposed persons, wells have
become a menace to tho field and
wasters of gaB or oil.
The case referred to above, and
which may he cited as a typical example of the resourcefulness and determination of those who did the work,
was that of'a natural gas well at Pelican Rapids, on the Athnliaska River
about 16"( miles north of Edmonton,
Alberta. During March, 1922, it was
reported that thc capping of this well
hnd, for some unknown reason, failed
and that the resulting flow of gas had
become ignited. When the fact that
this well was ou fire was reported to
the Northwest Territories and' Yukon
Branch of the Department ot the Interior, which is charged with the administration of the law with respect to
oil and gas operations and the preventing of waste therein, the branch
immediately sent its petroleum engineer to investigate and recap the well
ns soon as possible, **»
Fighting Intense Ileal
Upon reaching the ground It was
found that the opening through which
the gas was escaping produced n flome
of a peculiar shape with one end beating upon the ground close to the casing. The Intensity of the heat generated was so great that tin pipe and
We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
Cheap Charges.
Ring up for Quotation at Our Expense.
Slab Wood
(Double load)
Royston Lumber Co.Ltd,
R. R. Nn, 1 Cumberland
Phone. 159 : Night—134-X  Courtenay
"The living voice affects men more
than what they rend."—Pliny, the Younger.
Your voice conducts your business. Directions
that you give personally are quickly and accurately
executed, because your associates cannot fail to understand.   Each inflection has a meaning for them.
Remember the telephone when you would confer
with those interested with you in business. Do not
trust the cold written word—send your voice, yourself
by long distance telephone.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
We would draw your attention to the fact that we are
now showing a nice line of Strap Slippers and Oxfords
for evening wear; Priced Right at— _
$4.50 — $5.50 — $5.75 and $6.50
Nothing newer, with Fancy Buckles if desired
TheNational Shoe week is over, but you will still be
needing shoes.—See our lines of boy's and girl's shoes
all reliable makes and satisfaction guaranteed. Leckies
Weston and Amherst Brands at $2.95, $3.50 and $3.95
Boy's Serviceable School Suits at Wholesale Prices
$7.50 to $11.50
Boy's Navy Serge Bloomer Pants at $2.50. All Wool,
Boy's Tweed Bloomer Pants. $ 1.75, $2.50 and $3.50
HOSIERY DEPARTMENT— Ladies' All Wool Black
Cashmere Hose Priced at 75 cents. —Ladies' Black
Lisle and Mercerized Hose in all Colors at 35c. and 50c
Men's Soft Fedora Felt Hats in the Latest Shapes
Priced at $3.50 and $4.50
GREY WOOL BLANKETS, Good heavy weight   at
$6.95 and $7.95 a Pair
Opposite Post Office
fittings were heated to incandescence
and it was clear that nothing could
be done until the fire was extinguished. This had to be done with what
equipment could be Improvised on the
ground, tar away from machine shops
or other aids.
The first step in the operation waa
to change the shape ot the flame so
as to make it possible for men to work
in closer proximity to the casing. This
could only be done by cutting the casing below the control valve and allowing the gas to be discharged upwards
and the flame to take the shape of that
of an ordinary candle.
A Lee-Enfield rifle was employed
to cut the casing and this was set up
on a tripod at a distance of twenty-
live yards from the target. Steel-jacketed bullets were used, and during the
firing of the first twenty-five rounds
the especially dangerous features of
the work were encountered. Jets of
burning gas, necessarily lined directly
back on the rifle, were forced through
the new openings caused by the rifle
fire. Thc noise of the gas, under pressure of over two hundred pounds to
the square inch, escaping through the
bullet holes, was bo great that cotton
wool had to be placed in the ears of
the workers to protect their ear drums.
However as the number of rounds fired Increased and with It the size or
the opening, the more sectacular and
dangerous features of the operation
gradually disappeared and after about
two hundred rounds had been used
the valve separated from the casing
and the flame rose like a torch to a
lieght of seventy-five feet.
Extinguishing the Flame
The next problem was to extinguish
the flame. Roughly outlined .the
scheme was to drop one end of an Iron
smokestack about thirty feet long,
found on the ground and which had
been used in the original drilling operations, over the casing, then to Incline It slowly until the base of the
flame was carried as far as possible
to one side, when, unshipping the bottom of the stack, It was hoped to ere.
ate a gap between the top of the casing and the base ot the flame long
enough to prevent re-Ignition. As a
boom derrick could not be used, a
steel aerial derrick was run from an
old drilling derrick to a tree to which
was rigged a trolley controlled by
guide wires. The old stack was then
suspended trom the trolley and run
in opposite the flame und the lower
For Results Advertise in The Islander I
Cold Weather Tips
Keep out the cold and be comfortable by getting
the house fixed up.
We have lowest prices on Building Paper, Tar
Paper, Shingles, Comfort Felt, Wall Board, Cabot
Quilt, Fir Veneer, Cottonwood Panelling.
Tar and Gravel that Flat Roof before the rainy
weather makes it difficult.
We sell all the materials and will figure on a complete job.
Phone 17 P.O. Box 62
end drawn by guide wires until it wus
directly over and about one foot above
the casing. The consequent draft
caused the gas to flow into the stack
and-burn from the top. After this had
continued for sufficient time to get
the casing cool lines holding the bottom were released, thus cutting oft the
gas supply at its head and extinguishing the flame.
Written by Mr. (leo. (Iiulinii. Jr. Pros.
Went of The Laurentlde ('«').
(irand Mere, P. <).
It Is sometimes carelessly said that
the pulp and paper Industry's chief
concern Is an Immediate supply of
pulpwood without regard to tiie future. A moment's thought will show
how suicidal such a policy would be
for the modern conception of pulp and
paper making, the financing of a company, the construction ot its massive
and immovable mills ls predicated upon continuous operation over a long
period of time. Unlike the portable
saw mill operator, the paper manufacturer cannot pack his kit and follow up the retreating forest. He must
anchor his forest as securely as lie
anchors his mill dam. He must have
a permanent supply if he is to have a
permanent public confidence in the
securities of his company and permanent dividends for his shareholders.
There is not a responsible officer
of a Canadian pulp and paper corporation who to-day is not ready to
support any reasonable scheme of
proper management of the forest resources. Hundreds of millions of investors' money are staked on the mammoth plants which ln turn are of no
more productive value than the forest
resources that stand behind them.
Let it be understood, however, that
It Is not the logging crews that devastate forests, but the reckless Canadian citizen whose fires clean off
year by year more timber than all the
companies could cut down. Fire is
the arch enemy of the pulp and paper
Industry and to put the forest fire oat
ot business is the primary and unrivalled measure ln any policy of permanent forests.
The Gerhard Heintzman
Canada's Greatest Piano
There are many reasons why the Piano of your
choice should be a Gerhard Heintzman.
Your most careful consideration should be given
to the details that will later on spell satisfaction, or
otherwise in the instrument you select.
A piano is something you want to enjoy now and
in the years to come.
If you choose the Canadian Piano of Quality—The
Gerhard Heintzman— a full measure of satisfaction
will be yours. Its exterior appointments are artistic
and pleasing; its tone is mellow, sweet, and above all
lasting. Its durability is based on quality built into
every detail of its construction.
Write us to-day for catalog and particulars of our
easy payment plan.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
"Nanaimo's Music House"
District Representative
jsiHaaHisjeMaiaajafffleMSisaHBi!^^ SIX
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    Cth,    1923
(Extract trom the letter ot a visitor)
Surely the gods ot the undent days
must have set peculiar store by Jasper of the Lakes, for they have guarded
il by a triple line of frowning defences. One front line is held by the
grim palisades of the lloiile range to
ihe north and the Fiddle range to the
southwest. Through the defile which
separates these two rushes the Athu-
baska river- u tawny flood, yellow
with glacial silt. Beyond ihe barrier
of these first ranges the lowering steel
grey line of the Boscho range and lhe
Roche Mletto bur thc advance of man.
These mountains nre more menacing
than beautiful- a desolation of primeval rock hewn Into rugged towers
und bastions like some undent keep
nf medieval days. But undaunted mini
was not to be stayed even by such impregnable defences. lie lias hewn n
way for his steel through solid rock,
bridged tho rivers, spanned the gulfs
and pierced the last defence of tho
Range de Smet to emerge victorious
upon the glories of Jasper.
Minimum price of first-class land
reduced to $5 an acre; second-class
to $2.50 an acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed hinds only.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes and which is non-timber
Partnership pre-emptions abolished, but parties of not more than four
may arrange for adjacent pre-emptions with joint residence, but each
making necessary improvements on
respective claims.
Pre-eniptors must occupy claims
for five years and make improvements
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivation of at least G
acres before receiving Crown Orant.
Where pre-emptor in occupation
not less than 3 years, and has made
proportionate improvements, he may,
because ot ill-health, or other cause,
be granted intermediate certificate of
improvement and transfer his claim.
Records without permanent residence may be issued, provided applicant ruukes improvements to extent
of $3110 per annum and records same
each year. Failure to make improvements or record same will operate as
forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained
iu less than 5 years, and Improvements of $10.00 per ucre, including
5 acres cleared und cultivated, and
residence of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown Orant
may record another pre-emption, if
he requires land In conjunction with
his farm, without actual occupation,
provided statutory improvements
uiude and residence maintained on
Crown granted land.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesltes,
title to lie obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.
For grazing and industrial purposes
areas exceeding 010 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or industrial sites on
timber laud not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; conditions Include
payment of stunipagc.
Natural hay meadows inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchased
conditional upon construction of a
road to them. Rebate of one-half of
cost of road, not exceeding half of
purohase price, is made.
Pro-Emptors'  Free   (aunts   Act.
The scope of this Act is enlarged to
include all persons joining and serving with His .Mujesty's Forces. The
time within which the heirs or devisees of a deceased pre-emptor may apply for title under the Act ls extended from for one yenr from the death
of such person, ns formerly, until one
year after the conclusion of the greut
war. This privilege is also made ro-
No fovs relating to pre-emptions
ure due or payable by soldiers on preemptions recorded utter June 26,
1918. Tuxes ure remitted for live
Provision for return of moneys accrued, due und been paid since August i, 19M. ou account of payments,
fees or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements to purchase
town or clly lolB held by members of
Allied Forces, or dependents, acquired
direct or indirect, remitted from enlistment to March 81, 1920.
Sub-Purchasers of Crown Lands
Provision made for Issuance of
Crown grunts lo suh-purohasers of
Crown Lands, acquiring rights from
purchasers who failed to complete
purchase, involving forfeiture, on fulfillment of conditions of purchase, interest and tuxes. Where sub-pur-
chusers do not claim whole of original parcel, purchase price due and
taxes may be distributed proportionately over whole area. Applications
must be made by May 1, 1920.
Crazing Act, 1919, for systematic
development of livestock industry
provides for grazing districts and
range administration under Commissioner. Annual grazing permits is-
Btted bused on numbers ranged; priority for established owners. Stock-
owners may form Associations foi
range management. Free, or partially free, permits for .settlers, enmpers
or travellers, up to ton head.
Upper left shows th. "B«hli«" M Un iherw •! Usui Anise. M»r Lain Louise, In the Cinidlin Rockies.   A« the rich! U
■nother dice where me mltM Mat tu eeteesl Inn mini BnsjUsk chins on top at Mount K.lrvleew. In Ihs ume district.
*T'U climb tyrti) feet above Lake
I Louise and to enjoy • cup of tu
ln delightful surroundings ll ont ot
the attractions offered visitors to
Lake Louise, Alta. Tea house* on
mountain peaks were unheard of a
few years ago, but to-day then ne
at least a dozen of them situated in
the Canadian Rockies.
Two of the most picturesque are
the "Beehive" on the shores of Lake
Agnes, about two miles and * half
from the Chateau and tht other a
rustic log cabin on tht top of Mount
Fairview. Walking and pony excursions over the mountain! in the vicinity of this picturesque lake are
among the popular pastime! of
visitors from all parts of tht globe
to "the lakes in the clouds."
From the "Beehive" ont can get t
Eerfect view of Mirror Lakt tnd
ake Louise, which, with Lakt Agnes,
are known as "the lakes ln tht
clouds." This cosy little tea room
is owned by Miss B. Doddi and
operated during tht leason by Mlu
Uoddara. Its furnlihings are quaint
■nd rustic.
Tht foodstuffs itt delivered every
morning by pack pony from the
Chateau Lake Louise—even fuel for
the cook itovei la transported in
this way.
In addition to the tea room there
it an attractive assortment of antiques from various parts of the
globe, collected during the winter
months by Miss Dodds, who usually
goes abroad.
There art many surprises of scenic
beauty along the trail to the tea
room, but perhaps the most interesting fact is that one can obtain a
delicious cup of English tea, with
equally delicious home cooking within sight and sound of whistling marmot! tnd squirrels and chipmunks
that leap from bough to bough, and
often within light of friendly bears
who comt close to the kitchen door
In search of tasty food.
Ont of tht most Interesting tripf
tt Lakt Louise il by t narrow, wind
ing path on Mount Fairview to Saddleback Tea Room tnd Rest House,
which is 2,500 feet higher than tht
Chateau. Thii quaint little log
cabin, situated on Mount Fairview,
overlooks Saddleback Mountain, so
called because of its rock formation
being similar to a saddle. It takes
almost two hours by pony to make
the trip over a steep zigzag trail,
from which can be seen winding
streams and rushing brooks' thousands of feet below.
This tea room and rest house, like
"Beehive," is owned by Miss Dodds
and operated by Miss A. E. Whyman.
Its surroundings are most artistic
and restful. The view of Paradise
Valley and Mount Temple trom tha
tea house is one of the finest in tht
Daily supplies of food and fuel art
transported by pack ponies from the
Chateau to serve approximately 25
guests a day, who ire well rewarded
for their journey to th* "highlit tti
house in Canada,"
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Practical Barber, and Hairdresser, Shampooing, Singeing,
Massaging,    Scalp    Treatment.
Dental Surgeons
Off ce:   Cor.  of  Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite   llo-Ilo   Theatre
Comfort   and   Homelike  service.
20   rooms,  electrically   heated.
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone IB.
If. YATES, Manager.
Car  For Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
We Give the Best-
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Comox Exchange
Ctwtenay, B.C.
Electrical Installations
There Ib no doubt about it.   We are hire to prove lt.
On the 19th ot May 1921 we received trom the Provincial
Inspector of Electrical Energy a set of Rules and Regulation!
governing the Installation of Electrical Wiring were immediately adopted and have been lived up to in every smallest detail.
We carry the largest and most complete stock of any
Company or Arm of its size in B. C. and so can take tmmtdlate
cart of your job without subjecting you to any annoying delay
waiting tor special material, etc.
We gladly invite inspection b ythe highest Electrical
Authorities of any Installation we have made since the Provincial Regulations were inaugurated and our most convincing
argument as to why we should do your wiring Ib the fact that
of the Jobs we have had Inspected ALL have been pronounctd
perfect. And then wc have tho knowledge of Electricity acquired througli many years ot experience an dtlils should
surely count for something with you when you are selecting an
Electrical Contractor.
A man may know how to drive a nail precisely, but he Is
a dangerous man unless ha knows the etftct ot the driving
upon the material Into which the nail enters and so tt Is In the
Electrical Contracting business, it Is not only necessary to
understand the practical Installation of wires, switches, fittings, etc., but lt is doubly necessary to be able to make tht
calculations that will ensure maximum safety, economy of
operation, and the proper functioning ot the Electrical Energy
for which the wires, switches, etc., are meryly paths.
If you want High Class Electrical Installations, go to the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
WM.MERRIFIELD,   Proprietor
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
».60 p.m. dally, between
Finest modern equipment, Including Com-
partment — Observation — Library   Cart —
Standard  ond  Tourist  Sleeping Cars and
Dining Cars.
E. IV. Bit KI.K. Agent     C. 1'. KARI.K, D.P.A.
Cumberland Victoria
Special prices on White Shoes
During the Season
Dunsmuir Avenue
Carbide Lamps for the Camp, with convenient Carbide
Flash Lights and Batteries of all Kinds
Hot-Shots — Unit Cells — B. Batteries
Latest Radio Handbook
You are invited to call and "Listen In" to the R2000
with loud Speaker, any evening.
Everything Electrical
Piket Electric
P.O. Box
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
♦      —
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. C.
Factory Experience
Leave Ordtrs at Marshall Mutlc Co.
Cumberland and Courttnajr.
Farmers1 Produce Store
"Where Quality Counts."
Telephone 143. P.O. Box 162
For Results Advertise in The Islander
i-mmmmm SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    6th,    1923
A Saving Of
$300 and $160
On the Sedan On the Coupe
On or about January lit, 1924, the Ford Motor
Co. ol Canada, Ltd. will be ln production on a
new Four-door Sedan and a new Coupe identical with those now being produced in the
United States. The pricea on thete new
models will be:
4-door Sedan
Coupe    •    -
• $965.00
• 755.00
We have on hand a limited number oi the
present Coupe and Two-door Sedana which
can be obtained at the following pricea:
2-door Sedan
Coupe    -   -
This irank statement oi merchandising and
production policies is made to settle all the
rumors that have been circulated regarding Ford
cars and prices in Canada. The considerable
saving in price on present models gives you the
opportunity ol driving your Ford closed car
this winter.
Prices oi New Models
4-door Sedan • $985.00
Coupe    •    •       7SS.00
Prices oi Promt Models
2-door Sedan - $68$.<
Coupe    -    •       S9S.C
All prices quoted are F. O. B. Ford, Ontario
and do not Include government taxes.
With winter close at hand this differential in
price should be all the more attractive. You
can obtain the advantages ol closed car comfort
and distinction by availing yourself now oi
these prices.
Corfield Motors Ltd.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
Connecting with Boat at Union Bay
every Sunday Morning. Leave Cumberland Hotel, 8 o'clock.
The IViiniiin Motorist
When a wild and pop-eyed driver
Shoots his auto down the street,
He can mnke the public step about
On light and nimble feet;
He can make the bravest tremble,
He can make the boldest quail,
Ilut "they say" the female driver
Is more deadly than the male.
Islander For
Job Printing
Phone 133
Finest Creamery Butter  per lb.   AKn
Bananas   per doz.     it(W»
Nice Fresh Gropes per lb.    9Kp
Girls Solid Leather School Shoes at tl»0 7c
Boys Solid Leather School Shoes at <|» J AO
Big special in Towels regular $1.25 value for     CI
Join our Christmas Club Now.
High Grade
Ntw thlpmtntt ot thut high-
grade confections trrlvt tvtry
two wttkt, insuring train foods
all tbt tlmt.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
Ml B.C. Pernaaent Loan Bldg.
—Agtnt for—
Tbt Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyting Establishment
oa Vancouver Island. Wt Clean or
Dyt all kindt ot Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Appartl, Household Furnish-
iagt, tte. Drop in and set Mr. Sutherland, our Agent In Cumberland, who
wlll tdvlse you on any work you with
to bave dont.
Oar   Wert   aad   Senlee   >
Wlll  Please Yon   ti   it
VICTOBIA, B. C.      1      Phone 1108
An  Interesting Et   of Railway  History.
Above, "The Dorchester." Left, tha "Sampsen," Mother etrlr trill, Met It Alblsis Hlnee, elalmiel to ho tho lint leee.
mollve used In America. Rliht, one ot tho moat modari of loenetlna, aa leeel .j tho Caaadlai Pedfla Railway la »aaeon*of
THERE has been considerable (peculation as to
what the first railway train to be run in Canada
really looked like. People have exercised their ima
'gination considerably in drawing what they thought
lit looked like but the most authentic and reliable picture that has been preserved is the one reproduced
'above. The original is the property of Mrs. A. J,
Wight, of St, Johns, Que., who has kindly permitted
it te be photographed and reproduced. It wat drawn
from careful sketches of the original engine and cars,
and can be depended upon as giving an exact outline
of Canada's first train.
Interest centres in the engine which was named
"The Dorchester." It is described as follows in
Wishaw's "Railways of Great Britain and Ireland":—
Cylinders, 9 in. in diameter, 14 in. stroke, Drive
wheels, two pair coupled, 48 ins diameter. Length of
boiler, 78 Ins., and 37 ins. in diameter. Length of
fire-box 18 'A ins., width 43 Ins., depth 28 ins. Total
weight of machine in working order, 12,544 lbs Tht
cost of the engine was £1,500.
The Dorchester was built tn Stephenson's works,
Newcastle-on-Tyne, and came to her destination via
New York City, the Hudson River, Lake Champlain
and the Richelieu River, being transported on a barge.
In after years she was rebuilt, fitted out with a funnel, a cab, a bogey truck and a cow-catcher. She finished her days in the service of the Lanorale and Industry R.R., running between I.anorait and Joliette,
Que., and when this railroad was absorbed by another
the Dorchester wus ruthlessly broken up for scrap.
i With this engine the first railway in Canada, the
Champlain and St Lawrence Railway, running between St. Johns and Laprairie, Que., a distance of
14Va miles, began operations on July 21st, 1838, when
it was formally opened by His Excellency the Earl
of Gosford. Owing to an accident to tht tnglnt t
few days prior to the opening, it wat thought safest
to attach only two cars to it for tha opening run.
In these the more distinguished gueits rode while
the balance of thc 800 persona who participated la
the function wtrt transported from Laprairie to St.
Johns in cars drawn by hones. The rate of tpeed
wat low, but did not disappoint those who had depended upon tha termt of tht prospectus of the railway which promised to transport paistngert at "tht
unprecedented tpeed of 10, 12 and even 15 milet per
hour." On tbt day following tho opening tht engine
covered tht distance between ita two terminal point*
In thirty minutes.
The road had a fivt feet six inch gauge, tht railt
were of wood with Iron strips laid on top of them,
and the rolling ttock of tht railway consisted of ono
engine, four passenger cart and twenty freight cars,
with a capacity of about ten torn each. Tht cott of
etch passenger car waa about £1,000 and tht cost of
tht road itself was estimated at £33,500.
Commenting on tht tignificanca of the opening
ot thii Canadian railway, tht "Montreal Courier," of
July 28, 1836, t copy of which is preserved among
the filai of the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal,
"The completion af this new and admirable modt
ot communication between tht abovt water (the St
Lawnnct tnd the Richelieu) It the first event of
the kind that falls to bt recorded in the annals of,
this province, and Judging from the onward march
of the spirit among us, it may bt considered only the
first of t strict of railwayi that will be the necessary auxiliaries to our noble lakes and rivers in
fostering tht vast commerce of which this provinc*
Is destintd to be tht ttat."
As ont rtadi thii prophecy, looks upon the crude
train pictured abovt, and then considers tht size,
power, speed, luxury tnd convenience of railway
facilities over Canada's forty thousand miles of railway to-day hi realizes with what rapid j£rjdes railway development* tn Canada have proceeded sines
that memorable dny, July 21st, 1836. when tbe first
railway In Canada waa officially opened. i
Special Engagement
Under auspices of
Courtenay Assembly No. 3, Native Sons of Canada.
Mr. Victor Edmunds
Canada's Leading Tenor
assisted by
Mrs. Clifford Warm, Pianist
Best Comox District Talent
8:00 p.m. Prompt.
Ladies 55c, Gents $1.10 — Dance, Gents 75c. Ladies 25c
Latest Fashions In
Footwear for Men
Women and  Children
Regal or Derby Shoos for Men, the latest styles priced
from     $5.85
Fine Kid Oxfords for Dancing      $4.95
Strong Work Boots       $4.95
Women will like the Gracia one strap Pump of Grey
Suede and Patent Leather Price   $5.95
Wonderfully Smart For Fall
Brown Leather Brogues,    superior   fitting   quality
For         $7.50
All our new rubbers have arrived and are extra good
Modern  Shoe  Company
Advance     Subscriptions     Atrgrpgiile
.Hore Than K(72,000,(MH>— Syndicate Embracing Hunks, Hand
House nnd Stock Ex-
..changes Launch
Thc new Dominion Government re.
funding loan which Is being ottered
to the public ol this district gives evidence of very marked popularity. Although the preliminary announcement
was only mnde a tew days ago by the
Minister of Finance, advance subscriptions aggregating well over 172,000,
000 ( or over forty per cent, of the aii-
i tire objective of 1172,000,000) hnd been
I received by the selling syndicate nt
j the cloBe of   business   on   Saturday.
! This leaves, In round    figures,    one
i hundred million dollars still available
I   for subscription.
This heavy preliminary subscript -
I ion Is the more remurkahlc, as only
two of the'big special subscriptions
which bulked so large In the Victory
loans have been received nnd are Included III the total. Others lire pending confirmation at directors' meetings.
Cash subscription:, lo date present
ii striking contrast to tha situation
which exiHted when the Government
offered lis renewal loan Inst year 1.0
holders of IK'i Victory Bonds, Thnt
offer lusted well over two months
(Continued mi puge eight)
For Best Quality
Frnh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons   •  •    Proprietor EIGHT
SATURDAY,    OCTOBER    6th,    1913
News From Sutherland's
Real Ayreshire Blankets just arrived direct from Scotland, made of the
kind of wool tliat we guarantee to give
you every satisfaction. Size 04x82 a
fully 0 lb. Blanket. Our price lor this
size is $9.50, to be had at Sutherland's
Dry Goods Store.
Real Ayrshire Blankets, a heavier
blanket than the above, made in size
60 x 86, just the kind of blanket you
would desire. And the prcie Is only
$10.50. Get them at Sutherland's Dry
Goods Store.
Real Ayrshire Blankets, same grade
us above blankets but heavier and
larger. Price $12.50, to be bought at
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
Real Ayrshire Blankets, same quality as above, but made in a !• lb, weiglit
this is u really heavy as well as u
beautiful blanket and the price is $15.
Get them ut Sutherland's Dry Goods
Infant's Conts mnde of a nappy wool
goods, just as cosy and warm as you
would desire. And the price is only
shades of red, fawn, blue and cream,
all at one price, $3.95. Get them ut
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
White Flannelette, part of n large
shipment of goods received direct
from London, England, and bought lit
very reduced prices. This line is fully
36 inches wide, mnde of a pure Egyptian Cotton. The best value we have
seen for many a long day and the
price is 45c per yard. Get it at Sutherland's Dry Goods  Store.
Home Spun Tweeds in five different
colorings, fully 40 inches wide, the
best value in Tweeds it haB been our
pleasure to look at for sometime, the
quality is splendid, the price only 90c
per yard, and you have to get it at
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
Home Spun Tweeds in check effects,
Green, Fawn and Hello, 42 inches wide
a really smart line of goods and the
price ts only $1.00 per yard, and you
get it at Sutherland's Dry Goods
Navy Serge, British make, made of
a-fine Botany yurn, suitable for Ladles
suits or conts, price $2.95 per yard. To
be hail ut Sutherland's Dry Goods
Fine French Botany Serge, fully 66
Inches wide und one of the choicest
qualities you might desire, Price $3.50
per ynrd. Buy it at Sutherland's Dry
Goods Store.
Fine Nuns Veiling in cream only, a
very line material, just arrived, width
38 niches, price $1.50 per yard at
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
A large shipment of new Ribbons
just arrived from London, England,
comprising the finest selection of really good Lingerie Ribbons, every yard
guaranteed to give you the very best
wear, or replaced free, to be had at
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
For all kinds of new goods try
Some new lines of .Millinery bought
across the Line will be on display at
Sutherland's in a day or so.
Local Briefs
Mrs. Gardner and daughter left for |
their home in Campbell River on Sat- j
urday. Miss Gardner will shortly I
leave for Vancouver to complete ler
music study.
The engagement is announced of
Miss Tarllng of Cumberland, nnd Mr.
Kerk-Hecher of Vancouver.
The Cumberland Choral Society, organized last winter, commenced practice this week. Dr. Hicks is president
Mr. A. H .Webb, secretary and Mr. i\
W, Slllence conductor.
The first whist drive and dance of 11
the.season, under the auspices of the
Great   War    Veterans'    Association,
Cumberland branch, was held at thc
Memorial Hall on Friday.   There wus
not a very large crowd present, owing
no doubt, to the' short notice.   These
affairs of the Veterans   are   usually
well attended;  the returned boys in
tills district, assisted by nn excellent
Ladies' Auxiliary, have the reputation |
of being first class entertainers.   It li
the intention of the Veterans to have I
a whist drive and dance every other
week, the next being held on October |
On or before October 31st, every
house-holder or license-holder must
register with the City Clerk to secure
a vote at the coming Municipal elections to be held In January, 1924, under the Municipal Elections Act The
qualifications for registration are:
Must be a British subject of lhe full
age of 21 years;
Have resided in the city    (or school
district, for school vote), since Jan.
1st, 1923.  (This does not apply   to
Must have paid taxes  (not Includng
dog tux), to the amount of at least
$2.00, or a trade's license fee of at
least $5.00.
Owners of properly who have not
yet registered their property in their
own name, may get on the list as
house-holders under this section If
they have paid the current year's
luxes, und register before the end of
this month.
The declaration must be made before a J.P., notary public, stipendiary
magistrate or the City Clerk.
Thc City Clerk's office will be open
from 10 to 12 a. m. and from 3 to 5
p. in. dally.
Property owners whose tuxes are unpaid ure reminded thut n further penalty of 5% will be added to all current taxes remaining unpaid on Oct. 1.
Owners of dogs who have neglected
to take out licenses are notified thnt
unless such licenses are tnken out by
October 1st. proceedings will lie tnk-
on without further notice.
Albert ,1. Merry,
City Clerk
In loving memory of our son Alexander Wulker, wlin passed nwny Oct.
3rd. 1922 ut Cumberland General Hospital.
"A I Rest"     *
in our home you ure fondly remembered,
Sweet memories cling around    your
True henrts that have ulwuys loved
Still lovo you In death just the same.
In the cemetery softly sleeping,
Where the flowers gently wave.
Lies the one we loved so dearly,
lu his lonely silent grnve.
The flowers we plnce above you.
They wither and decay,
But the love we bore thee darling,
Will never fade away.
Inserted by his loving falhcr, innlh-
or sisters und brother.
Mr. nnd Mrs. David Walker.
nlug Company. Limited,, Sidney
Wharf. 10.
er of good Form for sole. Stole
Cash Price, full particulars. D. F.
Hush, Minneapolis, Minn.      --40-6.
The Invisible ear drum invented by
A. O. Leonard, which Is a miniature
megaphone, fitting inside the entirely
out oi' sight, is restoring the hearing
of hundreds of people in New York
City. Mr. Leonard Invented thlB drum
to relieve himself of deafness aud
head noises, and it does this so successfully that no one could tell he is
a deaf man. lt is effective when deafness Is caused by catarrh or by per.
forated or wholly destroyed natural
drums. A request for information to
A. O. Leonard, Suite 436, 70th Ave.,
New York City, will be given a prpmpt'
reply. —advt.
reply, —advt. 40-44-49.
Imported Scotch and Irish Woollens
In Suit lengths for Ladles and Gentlemen's Suitings.— Unexcelled quality.
Lowest prices. Agassis St Co. Kill Pent,
lierlon Bldg. Vlclorln. IM.
In selected packets &c. also Personal
Greeting cards.— Lowest Prices.
Agassis & Co. 133   Pcniiicrton   Bldg.
Vlclorln, It. ('.
Calendars — Metul Signs — Stickers
—Labels &c. — Lowest Prices. Agas-
slz & Co. 133 Pcniborlon Bldg. Victoria
Pigs, unequalled for early maturity
and ready for the block at 3% mouths. $5. each. —R. Waddell, R. R. 1,
Cumberland. —40-3
house und pantry, Jersulame, For
particulars:—Apply Mrs. John Raga
Penrith Ave. 6-10-23—1.
iuu cut from Cumberland Hotel.
Finder rewnrded, please return to
Cumberland Hotel. —40.
(Continued from page seven)
during which period the totul of the
conversion was only $110,000,000. In
the two days preceding the present
offering cash subscriptions, In excess
of $72,800,000 hnve been received,
which is two-thirds of the entire
amount taken up during lost year's
conversion loan. Practically every
dollar of the subscriptions taken into
account to dnte represents entirely
new money.
Buyers Given a Choice
Buyers of the new bonds are being
given their choice of long or short maturity. The former is of twenty years
duration offered at 98.25 and Interest
at which price it will yield the investor 5.14 per cent. Those who prefer
securities with approximately the
Bame life us the average mortgage can
buy o five-year bond lit 99, which will
return 5.23 per cent, on the Investment. Present Indications are that
the twenty-year bond wlll be the more
popular, ns It wus referred to by the
head of one of the biggest financial
Institutions ns    "the   soundest   and
sweetest bond ever offered the Canadian people."
The new. issue is being offered at i
prlcfs which give a materially higher
Interest return than similar obligations of the United States and Greet
Britain. Among the United States-'s-
sues. tlle average Interests return on
eight of that nation's bonds Is only
4V4 per cent. The United States third
Liberty 4V4 per cent issue, which matures within two months of the new
Canadian five-year bond, yields only
4.53 per cent, against 5.23 per cent,
for the Canadian bond. In Great Britain the average yield on four War I
Loan Issues Is only 4V4 per cent.
In view of the   materially   higher
yields ot the new Dominion bonds and
their absolute security, outside interest has been aroused already In the
issue.    Particular emphasis is laid in
financial circles on the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company's subscription.   This company Is already one of
the world's largest Individual holders
of Canadian securities.    Although  it
is a New York concern, its heavy in-.
vestment in .the new issue, after clos- ]
est scrutiny, presages a further de-1
mand from across the border.
Up to the moment Hon. Mr. Field-
Ing made his announcement, United
States bond houses were of the opinion that he would have to enter the
New York market at that market's
terms. Now that thc offering is being made in Canada to Canadians, several of these houses are ready ' to |
purchase the new Canadian payment
bonds on the same basis as Is offered
to Ihe Canadian purchaser.
By selling these bonds in the home
market, the Minister of Finance, in
addition to giving Canadians thc first
chance to buy a bond of unexcelled
security and unusually high Interest
rate," also efffects a very substantial
saving for Canada. At the prevailing
rate of exchange, this saving on Interest payments ulone will he approximately $200,000 each year. Furthermore, subscribers hove thc satisfaction of knowing their money is staying
at home and working in Canada for
the benefit of the Canadian people.
Mr. 11. Lang, of Lang's drug and
book store, left on Saturday morning
for Senttlc, where he will spend two |
weeks on business. Mr. Duncan Fraser, of Victoria, Is In charge during Mr.'|
Lang's absence, hnvlng recently arrived from Snilthers to take up a situation with Cumberland's pharmacy. I
Dr. E. R. Hicks returned from Vict,
orin  on  Sunday  after  spending the
past few days at the annual confer-1
ence of the American College of Surgeons,  British Columbia  and Wpsh-1
ington section, being accompanied on
the return journey by Dr. Briggs, ot |
Mr, and Mrs. Adam Watson, motor
ed up from South Wellington on Saturday, spending the week-end with |
friends and returning on Monday.
Mrs. W. P. Symonds returned last
Saturdny after spending a two week's |
vacation in Vancouver.
The Courlenay Assembly Nn, 3, Native Sons of Canada, held the first of
a series of fortnightly whist drives on
Wednesday night. There was a fail-
attendance and a good time was enjoyed by all present. The ladles prizes
were won by Mrs. McKnlght, Mrs. F.
G. Liddle, und Mrs. Boomer. Gentlemen's prizes were awarded to Mr. Win.
Sutliff, Mr. W. W. Moore nnd Mr. Wm.
Rockwell. Refreshments were served
under the direction of Mrs. Sutherland.
At n special meeting of the police |
commissioners n Thursday night Mr.
Robert Hornnl of Little river was appointed to the post of chief or police
of Courtenay.
Tho chief engineer of lhe department of public works, Mr. Philip, inspected the new bridge over the Conrtenay river yesterday morning.
Dove Creek residents enjoyed n
whist drive last Friday night at tin)
school house n (tended by fifty people.
Winners of prizes wero Mrs. Treherno
and Miss Etfle Parkin, Mr. R. U. Hurford nnd Mr. Jus. Williamson won the
gentlemen's prizes. Refreshments
were served.
Seedless Raisins 20c pkg    2 for .35
Currants.25c pkg    2 for .45
Box White Matches 40c pkg    2 for.75
S. F. Salmon, K lb. tins    2 for .25'
S. F. Salmon, 1 lb. tins 25c    2 for .45
Sardines 3 tins for .25
American Soda, Large pkts. Each      25
Singapore Sliced Pineapple     4 tins for .85
Bloater Paste     2 tins for .25
Holsuin Catsup, 35c 3 tins for $1.
Oranges 4 doz. for 95c. and 3 doz. for $1.00.—Grape
Fruit, large size 4 for 35c.
Holsum Macaroni, 16 oz. pkts     2 for 35
Leave your orders for Preserving Pears
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
Hallow'een Masquerade
31st October
The CHEVROLET SUPERIOR Touring now comes
equipped with Cord Tires, Nickle plated radiator, and
bar-cap, improved body, and equipment.
SUPERIOR SEDAN, equipped with first grade
Cord Tires, and with finish equal to any closed car selling under three thousand dollars;
Blunt & Ewart Ltd.
Phone 61— THE COURTENAY GARAGE —Phone 61
25c Aspirin Tablets Saturday Special 18c
50c. A. B. S. & C. Tablets, 100 to bottle Saturday    37c
35c Eclectric Oil, Saturday Special 21c
75c. Kidney Pills, Saturday Special 53c
50c Tebeco Tooth Paste Saturday Special 38c
25c Oil of Eucalyptus, Saturday Special 19c
25c Glycerine, 3 oz. bottle Saturday Special 21c
Stationery Specials
50c box Note Paper and Envelopes Saturday Spec.36c
10c. pkg. Envelopes, Blue lined Saturday Special
4 pkg. for 27c
15c. Pkg. Linen Finish Envelopes, Saturday Special
3 pkg. for 36c.
35c. Writing Pads, -ruled, Saturday Special 24c
Candy Specials
$1. lb. Neilson's Chocolates', bulk, Saturday Special
69c. Ib.
60c. lb. Allan's Toffee Saturday Special 48c. lb
5c. Chocolate Bars, Goth's, Saturday Spec. 7 for 25c.
Lang's Drug Store


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