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Trap Shooters
Make Headway
A very interesting trap shooting
series was held nt the traps of the
Cumberland Rod and Gun dub on
the Courtenay road on Sunday Inst
when a mnnbmer of the members
turned out for a very enjoyable
series. Twenty-five birds were shot
at, scores being; L, Frelone, 21; J.
Gordon, 21; P, Francioll, 21; R. Bennie, 20; A. Anderson, Union Bny, 20;
W. McLellan, Jr., 19; Karl Coe, 19;
B. Horbury, 18; "Ting" Bono, who it
was expected would top the list fell
down on his shooting, only being able
to get IU. He explains his sudden
slump ns due to the exertions of Joe
Gordon and one or two others, who
he does not care to mention, by leading him from the straight and narrow path. "Ting" says he will be
back at the shooting on Sunday wheu
he intends to show the "wise ncres"
that Inst Sunday's exhibition was not
ns good as he is capable of doing.
"Twenty-five straight on Sunday
boys", says Bono.
During the week officers for the
trap shooting section of the local
Rod and Gun Club were elected nnd
resulted as follows: J. Gordon, captain; W. McLellan, Jr., vice-captain;
executive, Messrs. R. Bennie, P.
Franrdoli, J. Bono, Dick Coe and L.
Thc next shoot will be held on
Sundny nt  1:30.
T. R. Jackson, Esq., inspector of
mines for this district wns n visitor
lo Cumberlnnd on Thursday and intimated that the big indoor meet of
first aid teams of the Island would
probably take plnce on Saturday,
March the 29th, in the Ilo-Ilo dance
hall, when it is expected that the
I Hon. Mr. MacKenzie, Minister of
j Mines for the Province wall be pre-
! sent and present the prizes to the
| successful competitors. As in pre-
i vious years, competitions will be held
j for both seniors and juniors. An-
! nouncement of the exact date will bi
| published later.
Football Game
Well Attended
Fatal Accident
At Union Bay
Mr. Thomas Eustice Hopkins, 40,
son of Mr. nnd Mrs. G. Hopkins oi
Hopkins Landing, was instantly killed when he slipped and fell on ic>:
that coated the deck of the tug
Hawser, at Union Bay Saturday. His
skull was fractured when it hit the
He was a partner in the towing
firm, Hopkins Bros., and is survived
by his parents, his widow, three son.i
and two brothers, Capt. Gordon and
Mr.  Phillip  Hopkins.
Close Games At
Nanaimo Courts
TO 6
Some very close and exiciting badminton games were played at the
courts of the Nanaimo badminton
club on Saturday last when the Imperials visited the Hub city. So close
were the scores that the losers actual-
ly scored more points than the winners. This to anyone not familiar
with badminton sounds queer, but
nevertheless such was the case on
Saturday Inst. Nanaimo won 10
games to the Imperials 6, but the
latter scored 111 points to the homo
players 399. This condition was
brought about mainly through some
of the Imperials a few sets by a wide
margin whilst many of the sets lost
by them, were only lost after a hard
struggle with one or two points difference.
Following are the scores with the
names of the Nanaimo players first
in  each  instance:
Mixed   Doubles.
Miss V. Rogers and M. Blunt beat
Miss Fairbairn and Tom Graham 15-
9, 15-4; Miss J. Hnwthornwaite and
L. Potts beat Miss MacKinnon and
Capt. Ash, 7-15, 15-6, 15-6; Miss H.
Dailey and L. LePas lost to Mis^
Cnrey and D. Lockhart, 8-15, 5-15;
Miss E. Gray and J. B. Conway beat
Mrs. Fairbairn nnd D. Idiens, 15-5,
15-8; Miss H, Harwood and J. Carri-
gnn lost to Miss Dando nnd Mon
Graham 15-18, 5-15; Mrs. Conway
nnd Huddlestone lost to Miss Water-
field and G. Wilson, 10-15, 0-15.
Ladies' Doubles
Miss J. Hnwthornwaite and Miss
E. Gray lost to Miss MacKinnon and
Miss Carey 16-6, 12-15, 5-15; Miss V.
Rogers and Miss M. Harwood beat
Miss Fairbairn and Miss Watorfielc',
15-2, 15-7; Miss H. Dailey and Mrs.
Conway beat Mrs. Fairbairn and Miss
Dando, 6-15, 15-10, 16-13.
Men's Doubles
M. Blunt and L. Potts bent T. nnd
M. Graham, 8-15, 18-17, 15-11; L. LePas nnd J. B. Conwny lost to Cap*.
Ash nnd D. Idiens, 12-15, 11-15; Car-
rigan and Huddlestone lost to G. Wilson and D. Lockhart, 10-15, 8-15.
Men's Singles
Blunt beat T. Graham, 21-15; Pott*
lost to Idiens, 9-21.
Ladies' Singles
Miss V. Rogers beat Miss Fairbairn
21-19; Miss J. Hawthornwaite beat
Um MacKinnon 21-20.
There was a real good turnout at
the soccer game on Sunday when'the
newly organized Cumberland Eagle*
mot and defeated the Nanaimo Park
Rangers team in a friendly game
played on the Recreation ground,
This was the first game played in
i Cumberland since the famous Cum
berland United disbanded a few
years ago, that is a game of nny or-
I gnnized club. Powell River visited
Cumberlnnd on n couple of occasion'*
i to meet teams picked up at random.
Sunday, however, saw what is believ-
i ed to be the forerunner of organiz-
| ed soccer in this district once more,
as the Cumberland Aerie of Eagles
went on record as willing to support
both morally and financially baseball and football.
That there is plenty of soccer material in Cumberland was amply de-
monstarted on Sunday last when th,?
locals triumphed over a snappy team
by a score of three goals to none.
With a few minor changes tho team
can be built up to a real good organization.
There was fully 400 spectators
present when referee Thoburn gov
the teams lined up shortly after 2:30
Right from the start excitement ran
high with the fans rooting for tht
homesters in right royal fashion. The
visitors were not allowed to settle
down to play football, the home for
wards keeping the opposing hnlfs and
full backs fully occupied. Both goals
hnd narrow escapes in the first half
with Cumberland gaining several unproductive corners. McFarland, however, brought a ray of hope to the
homesters when his final shot hit
the cross bar with the goalie well
beaten, the rebound was soon cleared and play transferred to the Cumberland half where big Mac brought
off a very fine save. At the half
way mark, the scores were even,
neither side being able to claim any
advantage. Early in the second half
referee Thorburn gave the home
team a penalty which was strenuously protested by the visitors. Gibson
was entrusted with the shot kick
and amidst cries from the spectators to "put it outside" Herb drove
feebly towards the goalie who saved
with ease. A change in the home
forward line in the second half when
Watson went to outside right, Gibson to inside right, and Campbell in
his usual place at centre, worked
wonders. The front rank worked
much better than in the first half and
with good support from the half
back line made things uncomfortable
for the visitors. From a cross by
Maxwell, Campbell opened the scoring for Cumberland and shortly after
Watson put his team further ahead
nnd just before the finish made it
number three, the final score reading
Cumberland three, Nanaimo none,
It wouldn't hardly be fair to say
who was the mainstay of the Cumberland team, but we liked Hunter,
Weir, Watson, Gibson and Campbell,
who all worked extremely hard. Big
Mae. in goal was good, a save in the
second half being worthy of "first
leaguer." The visitors were well
represented by two steady full backs
and a good middleline, whilst Wilson, the goalie gave a good display
and could not be blamed for the shots
that beat him.
The teams lined up as follows:
Cumberland: McFarlnne, J. Brown
nnd G. McLellnn; A. Hunter, II. Con-
rod and J. Weir; Watson, H. Gibson,
J. Campbell, McFnrlnnd and Maxwell.
Nanaimo: J. Wilson, B. Gallia nnd
R. Hindmarsh; C. Carr, N. Mortimer
nnd J. Sloger; R. Dixon, A. McCorm-
tck, T. Watson, W. Miller and J.
Birthday Party
Cumberland, March 17.—Mrs. Amy
Clinton entertained on Saturday evening in honor of her niece, Miss
Audrey Phillips, on the occasion of her
14th birthday. Guests were taken over
to the Ilo-Ilo theater in the early part
of the evening where "Smiling Irish
Eyes" was enjoyed. Later they went
to the home of the hostess where a
right jolly time was spent in games
and contests. A delicious birthday
supper was served. Guests were:
Misses Muriel Shortt, Madge Bryan,
Sheila Conway, Edora Turnbull, Thora
Keilor, Kitty Stephenson and Audrey
Big Badminton
Tournament Is
Under  Way
Wednesday and Thursday, badminton at the Imperial Pavilion, Royston attracted a large number ,the
district tournament always being popular rendezvous for lovers of the
fascinating indoor winter game. First
rounds in nearly all sections were
played on Wednesday, the second
rounds being played Thursday and
it is expected that the finals will be
played tonight. T. R. S. Graham is
again favored to win the men's
singles trophy, which is the handsome cup presented by Lisle Fraser
Sporting Goods house, Vancouver, a
few years ago, mainly through th.i
efforts of the Rev. W. Leversedge,
who was an ardent badminton player
and who first conceived the idea of
a district tournament. Thnt bnd-
minton hns mnde rapid strides in this
district since then goes without saying. In fact the game is sweeping
the whole of the dominion with a
popularity greater than golf has ever
enjoyed. The entry list for the present tournament is perhaps not quite
as large as was expected, and it is
the opinion of the writer that the
annual competition should be thrown
open to the whole of the Island. A;
district tournament is too nanow and
if the gnme is to proceed ns i; ought
we certainly would recomm *nd an
open tournament for the Islrnd and
also suggest thnt the powers that be
adopt the league idea next so ison.
Resident.•*. of Cumberlnnd entered
the tournament, as usual ir. larger,
numbers than any other eon munity!
in the Comox district, over fo ty res-
[dents of this centre being in the |
A surprise was sprung in tie mixed doubles game on Wc< nesday j
when T. R. S. Graham and M ss Dot. |
Maxwell went down to defeat against
Miss F. Moore and Bill Brow i.
Several old time players' names
ire missing from the competit on this
year, notnbly F. R. Shenstoi e, who
hns been on the sick list; Hrrry Idiens; H. E. Murray, who has moved
to Port Alberni and Max Blunt, who
is now a resident of Nanaimo.
Ladies'   Singles
Miss C. MacKinnon beat Miss V.
Auehterlonie, 11-1, 11-6*; Miss D.
Maxwell beat Miss C. Carey, 11-8,
11-2; Miss G.Fairbairn beat Mrs, F.
R. Shenstone, 11-3, 11-2; Mrs. Fairbairn byet
Men's Doubles
First round—D. Idiens and  Ledingham beat J. Stevenson and Horwood,
15-3, 15-1.
Second round—G. MacFarlane and
H. Bates lost to S. Mounce and J.
Auehterlonie, 10-15, 15-1, 15-11; B.
Wilcock and Little beat P. Ellis and
D. Fairbairn, 15-13, 11-15, 15-14;
A. Walker and W. Brown beat F.
Dobson and R. Yates, 11-6, 11-4; G.
Ash and R. Ash beat G. Brown and
H. Treen, 15-7, 15-6; M. Graham and
Bickle beat C .Dando and R. Bennie, 11-5, 11-4; T. R. S. Graham and
J. Idiens beat N. Robinson and J.
Richardson, 15-1, 15-8; R. Idiens and
Ledingham beat N, Carey nnd A.
MneKinnon, 15-5, 15-1; R. Idiens
and J. Ledingham lost to Lockhart
and Wilson, 15-7, 15-8,
Third round—S. Mounce aud John
Auehterlonie beat B, Wilcock and T.
Little, 15-5, 12-15, 15-8; A. Walker
and W. Brown beat R. Ash and G.
Ash, 15-10, 10-15, 17-15; M. Graham and E. Bickle lost to T. R. S.
Graham and J. Idiens,  15-10,  15-8.
Semi-final—A. Walker nnd W.
Brown bent J. Auehterlonie and S.
Mounce, 15-11, 15-14. .
First   Year—Mixed
Miss D. Walker and W, Walker
lost to Miss Leighton and Hurford
15-9, 15-9; Miss Westfleld nr. I Watson bye to finnl; Miss Leightjn and
Hurford beat Dewitt and Mis: Swan,
15-10, 15-9.
Men's Singles
First round—T. Grnhatu '>ent E.
Bickle, 11-2, 11-5; G. Brown icat A.
Walker, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7; J. Richardson beat B. Wilcock, ll-i, 11-1;
J. Idiens beat G. Ash, 6-11, 11-8,
11-7; W. Brown beat S. Mounce,
11-7, 11-4; R. Idiens beat 11. Ash,
9-11, 11-9, 11-1, D. Fairbairn beat
D. MaeFarland, 11-9, 11-5; II. MacFarlane bent P. Ellis, 11-6, '1-8; J.
Ledinghnm beat J. Stovensor, 11-3,
11-0; D. Lockhnrt beat H. Treen,
11-2, 11-2; G. Horwood best Joh:i
Auehterlonie, 11-9, 3-11, 11 10; M.
Graham beat N. Robinson, 13-6, 11-
Second round—T. Graham beat G.
Brown, 11-3, 11-2; J. Idiens beat J.
Richardson, 11-5, 11-7; R. Idiens bent
W. Brown, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3; D. Fairbairn bent H. MncFarlane, 11-5, 11-
5; D. Lockhart beat J, Ledingham,
7-11, 11-6, 11-9; M. Graham beat G.
Hoi-Wood, 11-6, 11-2.
Third round—T. Graham beat J.
Idiens, 11-1, 11-0; R. Idiens bye; D.
Fairbairn bye; M. Graham beat D.
Lockhart when the latter was forced
(Continued on Page Two)
Cavanaush - Williams
Cumberland, March 17.—A pretty
wedding of interest to many friend.*.
of the bride, who is a native daughter
of this city, took place on Saturday
evening last when Violet Jessie, second
daughter of Mrs. B. Williams and the
late Mr. B. Williams, of Trent road,
was united in mairiage to William
Cavanau'.ih. of Exsh^uv. Alberta, second son of Mr. and Mis. William Cav-
anaugh, of Broxburn Edinburgh, Scui-
land, nnd nephew of Mr. and Mrs
Robt. McGrath, of Cumberland.
The ceremony wa' performed at i,
o'clock by Rev. J, :t- Hewitt at thf
United church mango- The youthful
bride was prettily a*.Ured in a gown
of monarch blue ladium lace with
trimmings of satin in tlie same shade,
while hor sister, Mrs. E. Court, ns
matron of honor, chose a gown ot
flowered silk in shades of peach. R.
McGrath. as best man .ably supported
his nephew. A reception, attended b;.
many relatives and friends, was tendered the young couple immediate!;.
following the ceremony at the home o:
Mr. and Mrs. McGrath when u wedding supper was served nnd a verj
jolly time spent in music, singing and
Mr. and Mrs. Cavnnaugh will later
take up residence in Exshaw. Alberta.
Sharpc - Dunn
The marriage of Miss Dorothy Dunn
and Elmer Sharps, of Bowser, took
place at the Manse, Courtenny, Saturday morning, Rev. W. A. Alexandei
officiating, The brido came here las.
fall with her family aom the United
States and has been residing on tht
[arm recently occupied by C. E. Yockney. After a honeymoon spent in Vancouver and Kelso, U.S.A., tlie young
couple will take up farming on thc
farm known as the Tom Baker farm
at Grantham.
Henry J. Tarr Dies
After Long Illness
Henry James Tarr, a resident of
Cumberland for many years, died at
tbe Cumberland General Hospital on
Thursday, after a long illness, at thc
age of 24 years and 5 months,
A few years ago, the dece'ased lefl
Cumberland with fcjle intention ol
following the sea for a living, obtaining employment on one of thc
Canadian boats, lie took sick whilst
on the Atlantic seaboard and spent
some time iu Ho'uf hospi ij Re
turning to Cumberland he obtained
employment at the local mines and
about two years ago, married Blod
wyn, daughter of Mr. Sam Williams
West Cumberland. Shortly after hi.-
marriage ho was taken sick again
nnd became a patient at tbe local
hospital, dying on Thursday.
His mother pre-deceased him aboul
one year ago, dying on March thc
9th, 1930. In addition to his sorrowing wife and small child, he
leaves to mourn his loss a fnthor, ro
siding at West Cumberland. The
funeral will be held from the residence of Mr. Sam Williams, West
Cumberland on Sunday afternoon al
3 o'clock, interment taking plnce in
the Cumberland Cemetery with thc
Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pastor of the United Church officiating.
Lt.-Col. Villiers
And Coal Trade
Lt.-Col. Charles W. Villiers, man-,
agcr of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited and tlie West-
j era Fuel Corporation of Canada,
Limited, addressed a special meeting
■if the Nanaimo Board of Trade ou
Tuesday night, when tbe present depression in tbe coal trade was discussed. The Colonel in his addresw,
snid in part:
"Gentlemen:—It   was   with   groat
pleasure that I accepted the kind in
vitation of your president to attend
this dinner tonight, und to have tho
opportunity  to  give  you,  ns  far  as J
j I am able, a few facts about the pro-:
] sent  state of the- coal  Industry  on [
j   bis Island in wbich we all have such ;
| a vital ami personal interest.    You
ire all no doubt disturbed by tho temporary closing down of two  mines:
;n   this   area,   which   unfortunately j
has caused temporary unemployment,
among so many of our follow citizens j
! am glad, however, to be able to say
that about  100 of those men have]
now been re-employed.    As you are
ill no doubt aware the demand for
:oal on this Island has been falling
year by year.    Since the year 1920,
the Island output of coal has fallen
from about 1,700,000 per annum I i
i little more than one million tons,
i doorcase of over 500,000 tons.   The
most serious aspect of this position
is best emphasized by converting tons
if coal into men employed.   To produce 500,000 tons of coal per annum
would   give   employment  to   nearly
1,500 nun working .'100 days per annum.   Assuming tho average number
in a family at thc low figure of three
persons por family.   I think you can
with safety estimate that a comfortable livelihood would be secured for
between four and five thousand in
Hviduals,    Increased employment In
the mines means increased employment in other business and trade,
"The miners spend their earning*!
supporting    themselves    and     the!
families, and every dollar they spend
gives further employment to  many
hundreds  of  other  people  who  provide the daily wants of these miners.
*t .is therefore all Important that' tin.
people  of this  Province  of   British
Columbia should realize how important the coal mining industry is, not
I only to those employed  directly in
I the industry, but to everyone who i<
j earning his living in the Province.
(Continued on page three)
Before Magistrate G. Robert Bate*;
on Tuesday, Charles John Frnnzen.
a foreman at the Thomsen and Clark
logging camp, Horne Lnke, pleaded
guilty to a charge of theft. The
charge arose when the accused was
suspected pf stealing $150.00 worth
of tools from the lirst mill-right. In
an effort to give the accused time to
produce some of the tools, the magistrate reserved his decision until
Thursday when a line of $25.00 and
costs was imposed.
Bowling Green
Expert Looks
Over Property
Tho bowling green, laid down last
fnll by the Cumberland Literary an 1
Athletic Association, whilst a ver..
fine piece of property, and a credit
to the architect, Mr. W. A, Owen.
has been a source of great anxiety
to tho board of management, owing
to tho fnct that the grass did not do
as well as expected, leaving very
bare patches, whilst in others, the
Trass came up in perfect shape. Deciding that something would have to
be done if lawn* bowling was to be
played this summer, the services of
Mr. Donaldson, of Vancouver, a lawn
bowling green expert of note, were
enlisted, On Wednesday morning, in
company with, Mr. Owen, the secretary, president and board of management of the club, the green wns
inspected. Mr. Donaldson went over
the green thoroughly and was very
much surprised at the state it was
in. He gave the board of manage
ment a lot of information and practical advice but before deciding on a
definite plan, be thought it would be
best if he took over to Vancouver
with him n sample of the soil for
analysis. On the result of tbe analysis being made known to him, a
plan will ho decided on for the improvement of tbe green. The cxperL
promised to Id the board of management have tbe information at the
earliest possible moment when he
would send over detailed Instructions
on how to proceed. He was of tho
opinion, und it wns given unsought,
that the green could be got ready
by the middle of July.
$67,000.00 FOR
The   following   estimate
for   thc
coming   year   for   maintenance   of
roads, trails, etc., was .submitted by
Hon. N. Lougheed for the
during the consideration o
f his es-
tlmntes for the year:
32 0
19,0   i
. 81,000
60,00 1
6 ,0   1
07,00 1
■  .   ''
: 3,000
32 0   ■
B1,0 10
Grand Forks-Greenwood
64,01 i
50,0 i
90,0 10
Lilooet, Xorlh and South ...
Macki n'ie,  Xorlh and Soulh  29,000
[6,00 '
Okanagan, North
5 ',n 1
Okanagan, Soulh
Nl boh
4,00 1
New Westminster
76,1    I
Prince Rupert
60,00 1
Richmond-Point Grey
25,00 >
Salmon Arm
i: 1,0   1
6 1,00 '
Skeena .
Vancouver,  North
66,0   1
High School Boys
Defeat Alberni
Cumberland high school boys' bu
kctball team invaded Alberni on Saturday and played a came there with
the high school boys Th .■ < m< r I
victorious, thi score b Ing 31-29 II
was a real '%'o" from start to finish.
At the end ol the first period tl
Itors were leading 16-8, Mr. Patter*
son, of Alberni, refcreed In ft very Impartial manner.
Thc hoys report  a most  enjoyabli
outing under the care of W. MeL
Sr.,    who    provided    transportation, |
Those  making  the trip were  I li ot
Brown.   Cyril   Davis.   Douglas   Baird.'
John   Bannerman.   Archie   Freeburn j
and Suiglmora.
Saint Patrick's
Day Celebrated
There was a good turnout at the
annual masquerade ball of the Cumberland Volunteer Firemen held, as
usual, on St. Patrick's day. This day
has always been observed by the
local firemen aud practically the
whole district realize that to interfere with this date would hardly Ik*
fair. Tho firemen nt this dance always hope to realize a goodly sum
which i.s devoted to building up their
fund. Durinp; the past two or three
years, the masquerade idea wns given up and novelty dances hold. It
was felt, however, that a return to
the masquerade would be welcomed.
There is not the slightest doubt of
tlie popularity of the mask ball, as
ore of the best crowds ever seen at
the Ilo-Ilo paraded before the judges
shortly nfter 11 o'clock. The judges
practically all strangers to Cumberland, gave universal satisfaction, the
many spectators present showing approval as each winner was picked
Only those in masked dress were
allowed on tbe dance floor until after
thc grand march, hut nfter the drawing for the tomboln prizes the dance
was open to all and sundry, a good
many of the spectators enjoying the
dance until the early hours of the
morning. Music for the dance was
supplied by tin* Country Club orchestra.
Prize winners wore: best dressed
'■. .';. "'■ . !'',-.'L>r Wateonj best dressed gent, [''red Donneleyi best national character (lady), Miss Eraut, Un-
ion Buy; best national character,
(gent), C. Horwood; best sustained
chara er (lady), .Mrs. Murdoch; besl
sust ulned character (gent). Fraser
Wati on : In st comic group, Messrs,
J, Walker, J. Hill. N. Frelone and A.
Walker; best comic lady, Mrs. S.
Davis; best comic gent, Mr. Quicken
den, of Ss. Uffington Court, stationed at Union Hay; best clown, Bert.
Wilcock; host hobo, H. Ericks; best
advertising character (local), il.
Treen and \V. Auehterlonie, representing Mann's Bakery; best advertising character (outside), Mrs. Aspesy, representing Hums' Shamrock
bo ■ is; M,isa J. Mitchell and Mra.
Sidney Hunt captured tho two special prizes of $5.00 each for their
portrayal of Spearmint and Christmas tree, respectively. Little Betty
Cope was awarded a box of chocolates for drawing the tickets for the
spectators tombola prizes, winning
numbers being: first 46, second 150,
third 112. fourth 100.
Drug Peddler
To Be Deported
Wong Kee Chong, a Chinese real-
dent oi ' umber!and, appeared before
Hi H mor Judge C. H. Barker Tuos-
! : on a charge of having opium In
his esi lon. Through his counsel
M . 1 li nel Beevor-Potts, he pleaded
guilty to the charge,    II'* was sen-
: .  four years in the peniten
tlary, fined $500 and ordered deported t" China upon the expiration
of 1 ntence. In thc evenl of the
fi i noi being paid, ho will serve an
Id ■   - 1   12 months.
CI mi" hfl I  been a resident *«f  the
! ■   for   forty  years  and   had
:,.!■ i ting   :i   Chinese   "drug"
store   In   Cumberland   for  the   past
1 fi years.
Mr. M. B. .lacks m. representing
the Dominion government, asked for
a maximum sentence. He stated that
[OP   to  some  26  decks  of  op*
I iving been  found *>n  accuse 1
I  "dei !:*" bail  been  found  In
v.     Letters and  books   found
in the store tended to prove thnt ac-
" - ! was carrying on a regular business In selling opium he said.
Veterans Win
Maynard Cup
The Veteran- of Cumberland ran
true to form in their last game in
the Cumberland and district cribbage league by defeating Comox on
Wednesday night by a sen- of 22
points to 14, thus cinching the league
and annexing the Maynard trophy.
Union Bay team was hot on the trail
of tbe Veterans, being only one point
behind. Tbe other game played in
the league v.a - ' , tween the Athletics
nnd the Nondescripts and resulted .in
a draw of IS points each.
The season just about ended haa
been the most successful in the history of cribbage In Cumberland nnd
the race for premier hoonra was
quite keen right up to the last game.
Against Comox. the Veterans had to
win to make sure of the league. A
draw would Have resulted in a tie
with Union Bay and it was freely expressed by the Vets, that they did
not wan; to meet the Ray boys, in
fnct they were determined to win
over Comox i\- it was felt that the
Bay would have won the handsome
Maynard trophy if it bad come to
a  play-otY.
The curtain will he drawn as far
as crib is concerned in the very near
future when all the tt ams participating in the league will gather at
a monster celebration, when the
trophy will be handed over by the
last year's winners, the City team.
Following js tbe standing of the
teams on tbe conclusion of the
I'   W   L    D   Pts.
Veterans   .. ..      10    h    1     1     17
Union  Bay    10    8    2    0    16
Athletics    10    :i    5    2      8
Comox      10    :\    (»    1      7
Nondescripts   .10    :i    (',    1       7
City      10     1    G    3      5
Arrangements arc being made to
bold tbe final meeting of the season
of tbe crib league teams on Friday,
March 28th in the Veterans' hall.
This date, of course, is subject to alteration, but providing everything
can be got ready by that date, all
teams will gather together at the
Veterans' hall when a smoker will bo
held and the cup and crib boards
presented  to  '-11"  winning team.
During the absence of Mr. Nnkn-
mara, who operates a general store
at Headquarters, tli"'"' youths, ranging in ages from 18 to 19, broke and
entered the premist : stealing foodstuffs. A sum of money in the cash
drawer was untou hed, After re-
mowing tbe foodstuffs which consisted uf milk, butter, biscuits and corned beef, the youths beaded for Camp-
hell River direction. Provincial Police have the matter in hand.
Before Magistrate K. W. Bickle
on Wednesday, two Cumberland men
were charged with creating a disturbance, to wit, fighting on Dunsmuir avenue on Saturday, March 15.
One was fined 515.00 and costs nnd
. the other ^Ui "ii ar.d costs and in de-
I fault both mu tl Bervo a jail term.
!     Before M .: ■      ■■  E. W. Bickle on
\ Thursday    aftei ,    a    charge    of
theft  was preferred against a local
! man,  wh i   pleadi      pnailty  and  wns
' fined *■:  and      ts or in default
i 2 months with hard labor.    The fine
was  paid,
Rev. Nelson Harness, B.A., B.D .
of Vancouver, district secretary ol!
the Canadian Bible Society will
preach in the Cumherland United
Church Sunday morning 11 a.m.,1
March 2.'1.
Younf[   People*!   Service   Sunday
Sunday evening, March 2)1, 7 p.m.
Sorvice in charge of members of the
Young People's Society; speaker:
Rev, Peter Kelly, of Nanaimo. Monday evening, address by Rev. Peter
Kelly: "Indian Lore and Customs"—
social time following Everyone cordially invited.
St.  Pol l i< ■ '    Day has always heen
[ a   busy  day   with   the  Cumberland
; Volunteer fire fight< rs, and this year
proved to be no i i cepl lon. In addition to the i i being made
for their annual ball the bi Igadu re-
' ceived a hurrj   i i n deputy
chief John H. ( eroi noticed a
small rooi Idcnce ol
Mr. 'I   Baird,    Thi   I  i  was noticed
1 from the yard al eat oi the tiie
hall and the di ; il j i hii l lost no
time in ■   ■■ ■    larni and get
ting the  ■ ; K  OUt,     After
a Bhoi i hard battle thc bias e was got
under control, the firemen returned
to their dutii s and i ome to the furthering of urrangi menta for tin* big
! ball.
It was extremely hard lines on the
, fireman  that  after tho ball was all
'over and mosl of the fire fighters
were soui I loep after their strenuous day, the fire siren i ounded
about   5:15   thc   following   morning
when    a    small     blaze    occurred    at
Chinatown. A quick run was made
to tip- Bcene of the fire which was
of small proportions and soon got
under control.
j     At the   ei ■- ii g al < !umbcrlnnd United Church i n Sundny evening last
! the pastor, the Ri v. I. R, Hewitt, an-
1 nounced thai in view of the petition
. circulated, pra; ing fi r him to reconsider his decision, he had decided to
withhold   bis   resignation  and  would
I remain in Cumberland. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY,  MARCH   21st,   1930
The Cumberland Islander
to  the
tains ;
CUT GLASS flower vase, cigar lighter, . ilk tassels on
the window curtains, a guarantee i spee 1 of 90
miles per hour. Thc salesman lias his prospect wav-
"YVJU take all the bills on high." Out comes the
hook and the purchaser is driven in his new ear
license bureau where for a very small fee hc ob-
. driver's license permitting him to drive any car
including his DO-mlle an hour purchase on the public
What this purchaser really wanted and what he
thought he was buying was a car that would take the
hills without the bother of changing gears, lie was not
told that his 90-mile an hour speedster would have to
Ik* speeded up lirst or even a moderately steep hill woul
require a gear shift. His usual driving e I was around
llll miles per hour. He did not need a car ihat would
take bin: along the highway at a speed much greater.
This possible extra speed was merely an ornament Hi
could not safely drive his car at 90 miles an hour, ni
even (HI miles an hour, hut having bragged so often to
his friends nbout his speedy car he is irevy 111.jly sometime to speed up just for fun. Something unexpected
appears nnd there is another fatal accident.
Over .'15.000 people killed and vecy many more injured
Inst year in motor accidents.    Why?
Never since tbe beginning of time has there been such
a striving for variety. Being up to dale means possessing something that the neighbours did not know was
A speed of 00 miles per hour is of no more use to the
average motorist than the cut glass flower vase. It only
represents an ornamental difference from last year's
model; and no one knows this better than the motor
trade. One motor builder believes thai utility outweighs
ornament and he builds a car provided witli every nece:
sary convenience but with no unnecessary ornament. His
car has ample hill climbing power, but i.s not geared to
excessive speed beyond the driving ability of the average
person. The trade rivalry of the various auto builders
has produced an amazing variety of fittings from speeds
well exceeding 100 miles per hour to so;', downy beds.
With strange inconsistency our laws consider a runaway team of horses a serious menace on our public
highways and aro rather severe on tln.se responsible*;
but they allow tho high-speed motor car over which the
unskilled driver has little or no control to pass unquestioned until an accident occurs. It. is true that tho motorist's driving license may be taken away from him after
he has effectively demonstrated his inability to operate
his car by running it over someone. Would it not lie i;
commonsensc system to require the motor driver, like
the aviator, to demonstrate his ability to safely operate-
his car at or near its possible speed before giving him a
license to operate it on the public highways, also to lim
it his driving license to one particular car. There aro •
few drivers, no matter how familiar and skillful they i ;
may be with one make of ear, who can similarly operate.' I
a car of any other make without at least some practise. i ;
Special driving licenses would bo available for those of'I
the motor trade whose dt tics required thorn to become! ;
proficient with a number of makes of cars. j •
As not one driver in ftva hundred of those who are at, ;
present speeding along ot r highways possesses that in- *
stant co-ordination of ey<, brain and muscle necessary
to avert an .impending ace lent when travelling fast, cars
with excessive or ornamei al speed would then decrease!
in popularity. They wou.d soon cease to be built for
general use, but would bi restricted to police, tire and!
ambulance duties. The successful manufacturer must
study bis market and so would build very few high-speed j
touring or pleasure cars in proportion to those with j
moderate speed and hill-climbing power.    All cars, and.
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, I SI, College St., Toronto, will he answered personally
by correspondence.
! often the carrying out of thc good
I intent is put off. There is no .im-
\ mediate need, no real hurry, no imminent danger, and so next week be-
j comes next month and next month
- ; becomes next year.
DIPTHERIA IS PREVENTABLE \ Diptheria is not only preventable;
If diptheria is preventable, then' it has been prevented in several com-
partdcularly the fast town cars, would then be in charge : "'h>' is tnere '>">' diptheria is a ques- nuinilics whore the people, in gener-
of those who had satlsfact"rlly demonstrated their ability Ul"> whicl> anyone would naturally nl have become aroused and have
to safely operate them, cv n at illegal speed should they| <*&■ I» it because parents do not, done this very thing. Hamilton is
feel the'urge und no traff c cop was in sight. ! ca|,e whether or not their children a striking example to show that what
This policy would soon find favor with tlie motoring become ill, suffer and sometimes die?, we are talking about is a practical
public, not one of whom I is not watched with apprehen- Surely not. Not one is indifferent! measure on n community-wide basin,
sion the rapid approach of a motor driven by an unskilled i to thc sufferings of children. Is it | There is no reason why the same sue
dt-ivor I tnen because parents are completely cess cannot be attained all over Can-
,,., ,      ,      |        - ,„.,, „„„, .,_,,,  ignorant of the tact that diptheria ada,    There is no reason why din-
The unnecessary slaugh sr by motor ears will certainly    • - ,,,,..,■     ,     , ,      , , _,-
, ,,       ,      , ... ,      ,    ,.,.„,,   „ .,,.i,.t.„i ,„, can be prevent,., or esc thai having theria should not be a very rare dis-
be greatly reduced il no   almost entirely restricted tol*      ,      .  ,   ,     , ,,      , ....       ■,      •„.    .,    L       ,
, r, ...  , , ,,    .,   ,„ ,   heard such to be   he case they have   ease.    It is quite within the bound;
those accidents which aro manifestly unavoidable if and              ,  .     ,.,,.,.,  e      „   ,.     . iL    ,. .,    •
,    .,  ...    .. • „ i ,„ l„„„„, .   not realized that   heir child  might  of realization  to  see  the  diptheria
when the motorist, like thi aviator, is required to become ' ...        , ....      ....
,.'       ,■ i„ ...  i,     „„ i,ic ,„„„i,m„' l|c a victim of the disease. wards   in   our   isolation   hospitals
pro heient before being a. owed to operate his machine,.     _....,,,,   t  ....    ,      r ,      .
'..,..,, .     It is likely that this lack of un-  closed,
on the public hignwaj. derstanding regarding the personal     It nil comes hack to the individua
No one should I'eel ill-u ed or insulted by being asked | api,,ic„ti„n  „f   ,,„.„  statements,  to' home, to the individual parents. Upon
lo learn to drive before lb i public highways were thrown ; wWch mnv |)c Mn[ (ho human |(|||l th(,h, nction ns |ndividuala „G,)(,n,h
open to him.   He would Bnd these highways much safer, e|)cv tQ pi.ocl.astinate| is responsible I whether or not these possibilities are
if their use were restricted to competent drivers. | fm. t^ (gUm,e (|f p.,mlta t0 (]o what. mnde realities.    The responsibility
Anyone could still purchase any ear that hc fancied ha apparently obviously tbe thing to; is a personal one which cannot be
dependent only upon his credit and liis ability to learn to  do..   We read and we nre told about; passed on to other shoulders.    The
drive it.   Mr. Newly-Veryrieh could still have his tine big, somethiti'g like diptheria inimuniza-j protection of your children rests up-
new car on the street and listen with snug satisfaction Mon, but it never quite strikes home'; on you and no one else.   Health De-
to its powerful exhaust.   If hc could not learn to safely, (nnt tms has anything to do directly j partments may aid you in meeting
operate it he could easily engage a competent driver,    i vvitli us and with our children; it isj your responsibilities by providing the
The big car presents a peculiar problem to the author-1 something of general good, but the j facilities, but that is to help parents
f our National Parks.   Its occupants usually carry j personal implication is not grasped, j to do their duty, not to relieve them
fnt pocket-books and arc popular with the park concessionaires, but no dirt or gravel road can be built that will
stand up under the terrific strain of fast driven heavy
ears. Cement roads when wet arc too dangerous on the
rather steep grades which are necessary to properly
display the mountain scenery of most of our national
Mr. and Mrs. or Miss Motorist will you help to stop
the appalling number of motor accidents of which you
may soon be n victim by covenanting for the safety of
others never to drive your car at a greater speed than,
that at which you are sure you can perfectly control it.
und for your own safety to have your car inspected often
anil to satisfy yourself Ihat your brakes are in perfect
working order at all times; Under our present laws the
state is powerless to combat this motor menace with j
speed laws and speed cops alone. Thc remedy is with the
motoring public until the state realizes the danger of
tbe incompetent driver in charge of a car capable of a
greater speed than that at which he can safely operate it.
If it is seen as a personal matter,
of it.
(Continued frum P;il*c One)
out from exhaustion.
Semi-final—T. Grahnm vs. R. Id
iensj M. Graham vs. 1). Fairbairn,
Mixud Doubles
First round—Miss C. MacKinnon
and G. Ash heat Mrs. Spooner and
J. Stevenson, 15-0, 15-G; Miss B.
Dando and M. Graham heat Mis-;
Auehterlonie and S. Mounce, 11-7,
ll-'.t; Miss G. Fairbairn and G. Wi!-
.-mi beat Mrs. Cope and D. Idiens,
11-n, ll-l; Mr. and Mrs. Ledingham
beat Miss Sehl and f. Dando, 15-4,
13-2; Miss Waterlield and Ii. Ash
beat Miss McBryde and G. Brown.
5-11, 11-5, 11-3; Mrs. Shenstone an 1
Robinson beat Miss Foeney and N.
Carey, 11-tt, 11-1; Miss Maxwell and
T. Graham lost to Miss Moore and
W. Brown 11-10, 11-1"; Miss Dallos
and MaeFarlnnd lost lo Miss !', Hunden and G. Horwood, 16-1, 15-:!; Miss
Carey and J. Idiens boat Mrs. H.
Brown   nnd   Wilcock,   11-2,   11-li.
Second round—Mrs, Fairbairn ami
Walker boat  Miss Sheppard  and  J. I
Richardson,   15-::,   16-6;   Misa   Mac-I
kinnon and Ash bye to "id round;!
Miss Dando and M. Graham lost to
Miss G. Fairbairn and Wilson. 15-7,
15-2; Mr. and  Mrs. Ledingham beat
Miss Waterfleld and Ash. 11-5, ll.C,;;
Mrs, Shenstone and N. Robinson beat
Misa   Moore   and   W.   Drown,   15-:;,
15-4; Miss Carey and J. Idiens beat
Miss   P.   Hunden   and   G.   Horwood,
16-2, 15-:i.
Third round—Mrs. Shenstone and
Robinson   bye   to   semi-final;   Mrs.
Fairbairn and Walker bye to semifinal; Miss G. Fairbairn nml G. Wil
son beat  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ledingham
(no  sere  available);  Miss   Maokin-
non and Ash meet Carey and Idiens,
the winner to  (day  Mrs.   Shenstonu
and Robinson in the aemi-final; Miss
Fairbairn and Wilson meel Mrs, Fairbairn and  Walker  in tho semi-final.
Ladles' Doublet
Mrs.  Cope and   Miss  Moore  ber. |
Mrs. Shen-'..me nnd Miss Waterfleld
15-11, 15-2; Mrs. Fairbairn and Mi-
Falrbalrn boat   Miss Sehl and   Mi.,
Dallos, 15-1. 15-2; Mi a Auehterlonie
and Mr-. II. Treen heat Mrs, Spoon
er and Miss Sheppard, 15-13,  1 1-15,
L6 3s M  '. I.- dinjfham and Mi s Max-
well beat Miss Feeney and Mi     Me
Bryde, 16-3, 16-6; Miss MacKinnon
and Mis-; Carey bye.
Second round Miss MacKinnon
and Miss Carey beat Mrs. Cope and
Miss Moore, 15-0, 15-0; Miss MacKinnon and Misa Carey heat Mrs.
Fairbairn and Miss Fairbairn, 15-10,
15-14; Mrs. Ledingham and Miss
Maxwell heat Miss Auehterlonie and
Mrs. IL Treen.   13-15; 15-4, 15-11.
Young Married
Couple Honored ;T
ed in rapid succession till the early
All  were  reluctant  to  leave   when
"Auld Lang Syne" and "For They Are
Jolly Cood Fellows" brought the merry time to a close.   Jimmy Walker's
Sunny: ide orchestra provided the lat-
t music lor thc dancing.   Adding'to
he ph asure or the guests were violin
j by Jimmy Walker and piano
i by  Norman Frelone.    Prize
[or a novel nail guessing crm-
e Mrs, Jnu. Bond for the lad-
John Bond lor the men.   Mrs.
lianis captured ladies" prize lor i
arms and Matt Brown secured
! mnnbo
numbt -.
Cumberland Welsh society entertained at a very delightful party and
shower on Friday evening last nt the test w
Memorial hall when Mr. and Mrs , les an
Bullock tnee Miss Rita Struthers), two' Ed. W
young members whose marriage was ■ music-;
a recent event, wore the guests of! men's prize.
honor. Cards were played in the early j Between dance numbers delicious.
evening when Mrs. A. G. Jones secur- j ice cream was served. During the cv-!
ed ladies' prize and Mrs. S. Davis (sub-.ening me guests of honor were the re-1
stltutlng), the men's. Supper was then!cipient:, of a line couch, thc president.,
served at long tables, prettily decorat-' Mrs. F. Covert, in pleasing manner, j
od with daffodils and leaves and brton [ makim the presentation on behalf of j
with a suhstmvlinl repast Including the society, expressing the best wishes]
Welsh faggots. Dancing, interspersed , of al!. Mr. ii nd Mrs. Bullock neatly
with games and contests, then follow-: replied expressing their appreciation.
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Government of the Province of British Columbia
March 31st
is the last t!ay for filing returns of Income earned
during the calendar year 1929.
Returns are required to be filed with the Provincial
Assessor, Cumberland, from whom the necessary
forms and full information may be obtained.
Those required to make returns are as follows:—
1. Every corporation or joint stock company (use
Form No: 7).
2. Every partnership, and every person engaged
in business of any kind, or practicing any profession, (use Form No. 7B).
3. Every other person in receipt of income from
salary, wages, commission, fees, bonus, perquisites, interest, dividends, rent, or other income
from any source whatsoever, in excess of
•   (a) In the case of a married person $1800
(bj ln   the  c»«e  of  a' single  person  $1200
(Use Form No. 7A)
Individudals whose total income from all
sources is less than the amount specified need
not iiie a return unless requested by the Assessor to do so.
In the case of Provincial returns the amount of the
tax is not payable until 30 days after the date upon
which the Assessor mails a notice of assessment.
The public are earnestly requested to obtain the
necessary forms and file returns promptly in order to
avoid penalities. Assistance in the making up of returns will be gladly rendered where necessary by the
stall' of the Assessor's office.
C. B. Peterson,
Commissioner of Income Tax
Department of Finance
Province of British Columbia
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On Sale by
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Company Limited
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j Waterworks   Co.,  Ltd. j
Phone 75
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Coming! ! - -
The World Renowned
Why havu grey hair? We dye it to suit you.    Appointments
made for dyeing hair, niassageing and shampooing.    If your
scalp is in any way affocted sue us.   Our methods are all Sanitary insuring our patrons against infc-lion of any kind.
Central *Barber Shop
A. Gatz, proprietor.
GENTS—We have a fine selection of Old Country Pipes, Cig-
jfl     arette  Cases,  Holders,  Pouches,  Novelties,  etc.  Just arrived.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
"■-■■ ti
David Hunden, Jr.
of ;ill descriptions
It will pay you to look these ovor.
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Oonil Korvlce
ElQUBOnablQ Cliargfs
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
'   I
Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland
MONDAY, April 7th
Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
Est. 1890
We have everything you waul for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Uoses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free—
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Hruce, Box 127, Cumberland
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
In every sorts of building materials,
mould was,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES I NlKl" call!,: 1S'IX c'n;,|ieimy
'   I Oltlool  160 Cumberland. FRIDAY,  MARCH  21st,  193(1
Friday and Saturday, [This Week-end]
March   21st and 22nd
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday, March 24 - 25 - 2(1
.-: HEAR!:-:
Eddie Sing
These Snappy Hits. . .
"My Paradise"
"Go Find Somebody
To Love".
"She Was Kicked on the
Head by a Butterfly."
"Straight, Place and
and many other
popular tunes
When they come down
the stretch a mile-a-min-
lite—Little Johnny Jones
in the lead—ar.d out of
it—and in i! again—
those cheers — those
screams—these thundering hooL-oats — Gosh !
Can't you see yourself
standing up and cheering
Thursday - Friday - Saturday, March 27 - 28 - 29
^EE  AND  ILEAR  th •
"regular fellow" of th>
croon—in his first all-
talking picture.
Love and laughter, passion and intrigue, adventure and mystery amid
the tinkle of temple bells
and the perfume of Asiatic nights. . . .
The story of an enigmatic adventuress, voluptuous and cruel, inflamed
with power but enslaved
by passion—and the love
duel that went on when
she gambled for an empress' tiara and only
lost when a man of iron
melted in her arms, A
breath-taking romance!
(Continued from Page Cmei
; "Of course, these Island collieries
are by no mean;; alone In their present state of depression. This depression in the u>ul mining industry
is world wide. Let us first endeavor
to realize the reasons for this depres
sion. In my own opinion there art-
two main causes for this depression,
First the keen competition of oil fuel
i and hydro-electric power. Secondly
the fact there are far too ninny coa!
mines trying to operate in a limited
market. The existence of so man;.
mines attracts too many men into tht
industry, who nnpht well have heen
■ employed in other spheres of labor
i In consequence of this unnecessary
number of mines being opened up
over production of coal results, tou
many men are attracted to the in
dustry, the market will not absorb
the production, nnd considerable un
employment amQOg tlie mining population is caused. Both these cause
I of depression exist on Vancouver Is
land. There have bcen for sonu
years too many mines in operation
and there are stiil too many mine'
for the present demand for coal.
"As you are aware, until a few
months ago, the two colliery compan
ies which I represent at the prescn
time, were in active competition, and
I will venture to say that if no fusion of interests had taken place, hotl
companies would by now be on thi
verge of bankruptcy.    But the chid
cause for our present depression i.-
the intense and ever increasing com
petition of oil fuel.    Oil fuel invade
every market where heat and powd
are required.    Whether it be the do
mestic market, or railways, shipping
factories or mills, there is no fur'
market which American oil interest
are not striving to capture at the expense of the Canadian coal industry
and, unfortunately for us, they art
having great success in their ondeav
ors.    During the last twelve monthi
the collieries of this Island have losi
a market for nearly 100,000 tons o;
coal to industries and shipping whicl
have been converted to oil, also a
considerable tonnage in the domesth
market has been lost owing to tlu
same cause.   The price of oil fuel :i<-
the present time is very low, hut 1
am told that the oil producers of thr
United States can nnd will still furth
er reduce the present  price shoulc
Canadian coal dare to compete with
them.   On this Island we see a raiH
way running through our coal field
with every locomotive burning foreign fuel oil,   The railways can hard
ly be blamed for this, as the regulations regarding the running of coal
fired    locomotives    through    fores'
I country makes it almost prohibitum
for the railways to use anything bu'
I! oil.    It is hoped that it will be po*-
sible to get these regulations relaxed,
[ in which case I have great hopes th ii
! we shall yet see the E. & N, Railway
' returning to Island coal.
I     "Then let us take the competition
! I in the domestic trade in the largest
' city   in   our   Province,    Vancouver
| There  we  find strict regulations ir
force to prevent smoke nuisance in
I this city regardless of the effect on
j one of the basic interests of tho Province.     Smoke   inspectors   make   thc
lives of coal consumers unbearable
and many owners of buildings, works,
etc., who would readily burn our Island coal have been forced on to oil
| As an instance of thi" I would ifaiote
! the   case   of  the   Vancouver   Hotel
where Island coal was  not burned,
(but Mainland conl.    After pra-ecu
[ tions at the hand" of the city .the pro-
' prietors of the hotel were forced ov.
j to oil.
!     "No one can blame thc city of Vancouver for wanting to keep the citj
clear of smoke, but I will venture (n
say thnt this continued agitation has
displaced  thousands  of  tons  of Is-
1 land coal, and opened  the rond to
; foreign oil and so called smokeless,
form of fuel, nnd I might say, al-
! most   hentless   lignites   of   Alberta.
[ With reference tn Alberta coal enio'*
1 ing the Province of British Columbia
: I   have   seen  statements   made  thai
j 200,000 tons of this coal is cohsunv
| ed in Vanouver and Victoria, This
; of  course,  is a  great  exaggeration
| As far as I can ascertain, about 78,-
! 000 long tons of tin:-: coal were consumed  in these cities, during  19118,
I nnd,ahout 06,000 tons during U>'20
! but I do not vouch for the absolute
j accuracy of these fi^ures.'though I
feel sure that they are very nearh
correct.    About 248,000 tons of Alberta coal is brought into British-Columbia, but this is n big Province,
and many parts nf the Province arr
1 much nearer to the Alberta lignite
j fields than they are to Vancouver Island, which  means thnt the cost of
transportation would prevent our Is-
1 lnnd coals competing in these pnrts,
though I may tell you that we supply
considerable quantities of conl as far
east as Kamlnons.   You must also remember that a very large proportion
of the people of Vancouver and Victoria come from thc prairie provinces
and like to use the coat they have
been used to.    The avornge nerson
does not consider the heat values of
the various coals, in fact to talk to
them  about B.T.l'.'s would be like
talking  Creek.     In  time,   no   doubt,
especiallv if we have any cole1 weather, the public will And that they will
have to use as Ions! a third more of
Alberta  lignitrs than  they  have to
use of our Island coals to ensure a
reasonable    temperature    in    th^lr
homes,    But  it seems to  mc a  pity
that thc business people of theae coast
cities do not realize that   they are
injuring themselves and their financial prosperity hy noi  usdng British
Columbia cords h preference to foreign fuel oil.   The Island cotli^iei
spend considerably over five million
i dollars a year in  wages nnd store?.
i Almost 80*;;   of this amount is paid
1 in  wages.    Our mines  and  mining
towns   are   all   based   '<n   Vancouver,
land nenrly the whole of the live tn'l-
1 lion which we snend annually find;
its way back to Vancouver, and circulates there, while nearly every dollar spent  in  fuel  oil  goes  over tlie
horder and remains there, completi ly
motionless, ns far t« thc  people nf
Vancouver and Canada are concerned.
| "The coal owners on the Island ana
their representatives have been severely criticized for the falling off in
the conl trade of the Island. Everyone is the better fnr criticism, but it
would really be a relief if some of
our critics would give us the bencfi!
of the grandinse schemos which no
doubt they have in Iheir heads to
better our position, With the excep-
; tion of invitations to spend large
' sums of money on advertising I have
hoard no suggestions that would tend
to solve our difficulties. One of the
chief difficulties which we have to
j contend with is the hitrh price of pro-
| duetion of coal on this Island and this
excesssive cost in no discredit either
to our technical advisers, mine man
agers, or miners. We are as wcl
served in these respects, if nut lift
ter, than most collieries in the country, but I will undertake to say tha'
(here are very few mines in the
country which have to mine as man;,
tons of rock to produce a ton of coa1
as the mines on this Island. Tht
mining and disposal of this rnck has
to be paid for,1 and tho cost of same
has to be added lo the price at which
we must sell our coal.
"Mining engineers and miners
can do a great deal to increase efficiency in mines, but unfortunately
they can only mine the seams of coa!
as laid down by nature many thousands of years ago. Wc certainly
have to thank the Government of
British Columbia for the great interest they take in our mining operations. The present Minister of Mint*
Mr. MacKenzie, no less than his pre
decessor, Mr. Sloan, is continual!**;
lolng his best to help us an our diil'i-
ulties, and we can count on thc assistance of every official in the .Mine
Department, As you are aware thi
Government i.- Introducing a tax o*:
Fuel oil, which I think, ought to as-
ilst ur. Naturally this tax is resent
d by many large consumers of fuel
■il, butl am sure the increased pros
■crity to the coal mining industry Ir
B.C. will in time more than recour
many of the industries which will bi
■•ailed upon to pay this tax, especial
ly tho railway companies. Increased
employment and increased prosperity
vill bring about a considerable in
Tease in the population of this Province, and this in turn will bring about
:ncreased traffic returns to the railway companies.
"As you arc aware there is deter
mined effort being made in all thi
oal producing countries of the world
to devise new nnd more cfTicieir
methods of using coal and gren'
strides have been made. The greal
increase in the efficient uses of coa!
has, I may say, temporarily badly
effected the coal mining industry a
regards the volume of coal require'!
o meet the volume of power required. For instance, in generation of
electric power, the consumption of
'oni per kilowatt hours for centra'
stations has been reduced during th'
last ten years by 4B%. During th«
■amo period the consumption of loco
nofivc fuel per 1,000 gross ton miles
carried by railway freight trains de-
lined from 176 lbs. to 131 lbs oi
by 2(i','r. —The consumption of coking
•■oul per ton of pig iron shows a reduction of 11*%, Before the war in
1014 the production of coal in th-
world was increasing at the rate of
14,000,000 tons per annum. Had
this rate of increase continued during the last 15 years, the production
of coal today would be more thar
r.nO.000,000 tons greater than it wai
in 1913. Actually the increase Is
only a little over 100,000,000 tons.
"Now gentlemen I have given you
he most gloomy side of the coal industry. Let us for a few minutes
endeavor to find a gleam of sunshine
for our industry in the future. Tlie
work of scientists and engineer:
which, as I have pointed out has given a setback to the natural increase
In the demand for coal, must in thc
long run be in the interest of our industry. The more efficiently coa!
can be consumed, the more we shall
!)o enabled to meet the competition
of oil and hydro-electric. I am often
asked why our collieries do not create a plant to extract the oil from
our coals, in other words, why do we
1 not interest ourselves in low temperature carbonization processes of
i which wo have heard so much of late.
We have been watching the results
obtained in other parts of the world
by  such   processes,   and   I   think   I
i might quote a leading scientist in
England who remarked at a meeting
;nf one of largest, gas work companies
in London a few weeks ago where
these processes aro being tested as
follows: 'I can, Indeed, go so far ar
to say in regard to most of the low
temperature carbonizing schemes
(hat simply as processes, there appears no reason why they should not
be successful, but whether they can
be operated as economic successes is
not clear—much will depend upon
thc utilization of thc tars produced
by the process. These? are totally
different in character from ordinary
coal tar, and much research work
imon them has to be carried out before we can hope to know their possibilities.' We-shall continue to keep
in touch with the various processes
of low temperature carbonization, bul
it would be absolute madness on our
oart to spend large sums of nionev
on any ofthe existing procesjes until
one of them has bcen proved a complete success. When people om<
and tell you that they are going tr
erect plants on this Island to produce
everything from tar to perfumery
from coal, you should take this information with a grain of salt and
keep your money in your pocket.
"To turn from these low temperature carbonizntion processes to another form of dealing with coal, of
which we have heard a great deal
during the last few months, we come
to the question of the coal in pulverized form. Hero, gentlemen, I be
Hove we have the greatest chance of
an early development which will increase the demand for our coal. The
use of coal in pulverized form is by
no means now. As nn historical fact
it is Interesting to recall tht pulverized coal fuel was experimented witli
in the year 1S09. The first powdered
fuel patent was granted in 1881 to
a gentleman named John Dawes, of
Bromford, Staffordshire. Of course,
since those remote days, many improvements in tho method of using
pulverized coal have been made. The
greatest use of coal in powdered
form Is found in the U.S.A. and to-j
day thero are over 2000 boilers fired
in this way in that country, nnd the
total amount of coal consumed in |
this method exceeds, 25.000.000 tons
per annum. The rest of tho world I
consumes between ten and fifteen!
million tons of pulverized fuel per
annum. Those figures sound rather
big, but. as a matter of fact, they
represent a very small ncreeningc of
the total consumption. Recently gren!
developments have taken place, an 1
today we sec the use of pulverized
, fuel  spreading  in   many  directions,
1 Many railway companies, both on
this continent nnd in  Europe have
i experimented in the use of powdered
j fuel.in locomotives. Recently some
[-figures have been published regarding the economical use of powdered;
jfuel on a locomotive in Kansas, and;
I think we have every right to hope
[that at no distant date further developments on these lines will take
joln^e, Personally I am inclined to
! believe that the powdered fuel is go.
ling to help us lo compete with fuel
oil to a very large extent.
can be mechanically transferred from
one position to another. So with
heating a house. Some process must
be devised whereby a slight pressure
on a button will produce the desired
temperature and the ash bin must
disappear. Tliis gloriously luxurious
State of affairs lias been produced bv
the use of fuel oil, and I hope the
old King Coal will before long fall
into line and cater for the modern
"At the present time I am nego-
tiating with a firm of powdered fuel
plant manufacturers for the supplv
of one or more plants sufficiently
small to install in a house of modest
dimensions. We all know that powdered fuel used in big boiler plants
is a success, but wc want to get a
plant which will be as efficient as an
oil burning plant in small domestic
installations. I see no reason why
we should not be successful in our
enterprise, and I can assure you
that as far as our resources will allow of it we shall expand the use of
Vancouver Island coal. To help us
in our endeavors we must look to
Boards of Trade and other public
bodies to assist us with their good
will and assistance. It is not onlv
citizens of the mining towns of B.C.
which should try to help the basic
Industry of our Province , On the
contrary, I would say that it is up
'.o the citizens of the bigger cities of
the Province who benefit mostly by
our industry to insist on the use of
local products not only by others hut
by themselves. Let the citizens of
mr large cities insist on the coal
lealers supplying them with thc coal
produced in their own Province, and
so help to make B.C. one of the most
progressive provinces in Canada.
"I note that your Board has heen
n communication with the President
of National Railway with reference
to the installation of coal heating
plant in the new hotel now being
created. I have to thank you for
doing this, I discussed this question
with Sir Henry Thornton in Montreal 12 months ago, and he promised to give coal every consideration.
I know that his engineers are studying the question, and I have great
hopes that wc shall succeed in sup-
ilying the fuel for this heating plant.
"Though thc coal industry is very
depressed at the present time, I see
no reason to be despondent as regards the future. We may have
more hard years to go through, but
I am convinced that ultimately coal
will come into its own again. The
companies which 1 represent are capable of producing at short notice at
least double their present output of
coal, and I may say that we estimate our own known coal reserves on
this Isand at over 100,000,000 ton-*.
I say again times are bad at present,
but there is no need to be despondent."
Eleven trouble
cases in
month due to
During the past month
blasting caused 11 cases of
trouble on long-distance
lines of the B.C, Telephone
Company, putting 51 circuits   out   of   order.
Serious interruption to
telephone service can be
prevented in such cases if
those responsible for the
blating will notify the nearest telephone office in advance. A telephone man
will then co-operate by
stringing temporary lines
around the scene, and these
wil] be immediately available for service if the explosion tears down thc copper toll wires, as it usually
When telephone men are
not notified in advance, it
l's often a matter of many
hours before service can be
Alexander Wain returned from Nanaimo on Sunday after spending a
week amongst friends there.
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Mr. Smith, principal of Minto school,
paid a flying visit to Vancouver over
the week-end. visiting his family
Mrs. Stalker returned on Monday
from Vancouver and reports enjoying
a \veek"s nice change amongst friends
in that city.
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Louis Wain, accompanied by Mrs.
Barber and Betty, left for Campbell
River on Monday.
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Edgar Carter got back home from
Cumberland general hospital on Saturday last and is gradually getting
stronger after his severe illness.
Union Bay
A   well   attended   whist   drive   and
dance was held in the Old School hall f
on Friday evening last by the Ladies'I
Literary   society.    Prize   winners   for)
whist  were as  follows:   Ladies,  first,
Mrs. E, King; second, Miss E. Bald-:
Win; special, Mrs. Walker, Fanny Bay;
men, flrst, Mr. Chappel', of the SS.
Walotapu; second, Mrs. Hudson, substituting:  special, J. McKay.    A box
of chocolates donated by Mrs. P. Anderson  was  raffled  and   won  by  W.
McLaughlin, Fanny  Bay.    A pair of I !
pillow cases donated by Mrs. R. Mc-1 !
Kay was won by Mrs. J, Pollock.   Af- j ;
ter refreshments were served, dancing' I
was enjoyed to music supplied by Mrs. ] |
E. Hicks and Miss E. Baldwin with the   j
help of the officers of thc SS. Uffllng- j I
ton Court and the SS. Walotapu, >
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Mr. and Mrs. J. Kerr and Mr. and ;
Mrs. P, Brown motored to Nanaimo !
on Saturday. •
Tbe SS. Trevllley bunkered here on   ;
Wednesday and sailed with a cargo of   J
wheat for Piraeus, Greece.
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The SS. Walotapu arrived here from
Ocean Palls on Thursday and after
loading bunkers sailed for Australia I
via San Francisco. I
Mrs A W. Kirkwood, of Nanaimo,[ I
was a visitor In town during the week,' >
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D Walker,' ;
Senior. I !
... j
Miss Olive Street returned to hor j 1
homo on Denman Island on Friday j
after spending a few days with friends. ;
in town. •
s "fl
1/ better
milk was produced you would
St. Charles cans
Nowhere is better milk
obtained than in our
own fertile Fraser
Valley. Pure, rieh and
creamy, St. Charles
Milk is a
"Made in BRITISH
product of which we all
may be proud.
Write to The
Borden Co.
Dyers and l>rjr Cleaners
Special family laundry rate.
Orders left at tho Ritz Cafe,
'phone lf)0, Cumberland will receive prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 228
Cumberland 150
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, Ii. C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any stylo 35c
Ladieb' hair cut any stylo G0c
Fanny Bay
Mrs. H. Rogers and small son left
for Victoria on Saturday to visit her:
father who Is seriously ill.
Mrs. Thomas Baker and daughter'
returned home from the Cumberland
hospital on Wednesday.
Donald McLauchlin left on Friday | '
for Vancouver where hc is spending a, :
few days before going north to work. 11
The Rod and Gun club held Its first! |
pigeon shoot of the season on Sunday.; |
An archery practice was held after the !
shoot. I
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Evory
Sunday  Morning
'Commercial    ll M| . >|       Rnei
Hcidqutrten  p| Wl*LI   nraaunmbic
Knonis SIcain  Healed
Our chief difficulty in checking tho
[domestic use of fuel oil is that at
'present there is no process of uslnff
coal in such a convenient way as oil
|is used.    We live in an  automatic
age.    No one wants to walk if they
The car entered n one way road at
(he wrong end.
"Hi. miss", a policeman shouted, "do
you know that this Is only one-way
"How many ways am I going then,
officer?" she replied.
I '
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay             Phone  258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in  Evening*
Telephone 115R or 24 PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY.  MARCH  21st,   1S30
V*;--^-*'"' .,.'-:-"■-.-.-'' - - ■:■ ■ '■■:'- ■   . - ••••'-■
House Dress
We have placed on sale this week end about 3 Ladies' House
Dresses made nf good quality cotton crepe in a good vavlet!
of colors and sizes from 34 to 42,   Price, each   98c
,..-/  r**J******************
in Cumberland aad whilst here was
;r 1 tlie g-jcst oi Mrs. West Stockand,
Hi She returned to Nanaimo on Tues-
II day.
! Mr. and Mi's. Jas. Thomson and Mr.
JErock. ot Bowser, were guests of Mr.
and turn. J. Stant last week.
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Gcci^e O'Brien, government inspector ol mines, paid on official visit to
Cum i rtand last week.
Mrs. Ray Dawson, ot Courlenay. is,
we an sorry to learn, a patient in the
Cumberland general hospital.
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Hugh Campbell, formerly a resident
of ti  i ell i, now of Whlften Spit bench,
ecently a visitor here, the
f new
..   A   WO!
length o
f each
ill ex-
$3.06 to
inly, wi!
, give si
l       1 Nell McLeod.
Just a few of our lirst shipment of very smart voiles in the
newest shades and correct style;, no BleeveB, only small sizes
In this shipment 15 and 10,   Special price, each .... ?8.26
Just to hand a good assortment of Hayon Haronotte Satin Prln.
cess Slips the newest, and main i a wonderful underslip. special price,  most  oi the  new  colors    $1.90
We have just placed a new assortment of lho regular 75c Spun
Silks on sale ai 69c per yd. Nearly all colors to choose from.
We have received from London a choic
Dress Lengths, in many if the latest no-
assortment to choose from.    (Inly one
coloring, so that youwill he absolutely s
elusive dress.    Prices from, per length.
One piece of this beautiful material ia black i
a smart dress, and the quality is guaranteed t
tion.    Very special price per yard
Our counters are loaded with new goods, give us an oppor
tunity to let you see some of them, all we ask is. a comparison.
For Novelties
:-.;i  Nanaimo on Saturday.
SU I HLr\L*Al\L) O W\    Mrs. Matt Stewart entertained the
'•*." members of the rhursday night bridge
DRY GOODS & GENT S FURNISHINGS § club last week,at her home on Allan
i^±   +  ^*^ .^ Avenue when Mrs. W. Hutchinson wasi
,.,._., ,.,-.., ['J   winner oi first prize.   Mrs. J. Vaughan
•\7'-.7.-.-;'.'..'.T.. ''.<   was lhe guest of tlie club Ior the even-.
_ j ing and won consolation prize.   The '
hostess served delicious refreshments.:
j Mrs. Crockett and Miss Barbara I
Crockett, of Gratham, visited here last
Thursday at the regular meeting of
Review No. 17. W. B. A. Mrs. Crock-1
| ett has been a member of this associ-
I ation ior 25 years and Miss Crockett
i recently became a member. Mrs i
I Bryant, oi Courtenay, was also a vis- '■
Mr. ind Mrs. L. Mounce. of Vancouver, visited here last week, guests ol [
ithe inter's niother and sister-in-law.
\ Mr. ai.d Mrs. J. Frame.
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i Mr. ind Mrs. J. Thomson and Mr.!
' aud !i rs. A. Walker motored to Na-1
I naimo on Saturday, returning Sundny.
I    Mrs. W. Biyrs. of Wellington, was
the t::  si of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.'
W. MtLellnn, Sr, over the week-end.
Mr. .'lid Mrs. C. Graham and sons.
Hawll me and Tommy, were visitors
over t-ie week-end, the guests of Mr.j
and Mrs. T. Graham.
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!    Messrs. J. Evans, Fryers and Jolly.1
of Nai aimo, who have recently arrived j
iu  this  city,  visited  their  homes  at
^   Extra
• Special
Reg. Value
8 Cakes Classic White Laundry Soar)
2 Tins Classic Cleanser	
2 Cakes Woods' Toilet Soap '■
1 Pkt*. Quick Naptha Soap Chips $1.60
1 Set Silvered Salt and Pepper	
Malkin's Best Red Plums. 2' Ah. tin.-. 20c, 5 for
Dessert Pears, 2-tb, tins, 25c,  1 lor   ...  	
Singapore Pineapple, 2-lb, tins, 3 tins for	
Jelly Powders, assorted flavors, 1 pkgs. for
Sunkist Juicy Oranges,   1 doz. for 	
... !)•"«•
. 95c
... 50c
,. 30c
... 95c
Matt Brown s Grocery
Phone 38 Cumberland
\3*+J\r ■■ ■^•%-V-~»*Wtr ~%0*$/*~+0+Jir0~^0*jfy<^^ JJ
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*j ! Courtenay high school girls grass j
i ' hockey team t ame to Cumberland on |
i Wednesday afternoon ) ..t to play a|
L [friendly game wilh the local highj
\ i chool team. A very snappy and close-1
t^ ' !■■ conn ted game resulted. No score!
? waa recorded until the visitors netted'
I . one goal three minutes before the final
1 ' whistle.
Mra,   Edward   Bilton,   of   N'anaimo,!
spent lust week end in Cumberland,!
1 visitin r her son-tin-law, Mr. West
! Stock; nd, who  i.-; i\ patient in  the
Cumb:rland General Hospital.
a    a    a
!    Mes rs.    Colling,    Cummings    and
i Jones, chief engineer, second and third;
engim  rs respectively, and Mr. ster-
lini. < ilef officer of the SS. Ufiington,
: Court, of the Court line, now in port [
! at Union Bay, were visitors here onj
Saturday.   They were accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Watt, of Union Bay. and
| \ hllc   are were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanle;   Lewis.
j Miss Alice Brown was tendered a
'. surprise pany by a number of her
school friends at the home of her mother, I is. Ji. ii. Brown, on'Friday ev-l
ening, A happy time passed in ■ t\.a.',
playin of games, contests and "listen-!
ui': ii' tu radio music. The visitors'
suppll i delicious refreshments which I
[were rved by Mrs. Brown, assisted by
, her tl .ughters Those calling were
i Missr**- Winona Br.ird. Barbara Martin,
May Jeveridge, Gertie Davis. Lily
1 Picket I:. Chrissie Robertson. Bessie
Brown, Jean Quinn. Donna McRae,
[Allison Geekie, Myrtle McMillan and
, Mi '■ Preston Bruce, Joe Wyley.
David Hunden, Willie Slaughter and
' Willie Cloutier,
Misses Sadie Brown and Chrissie
Sutherland, who are on the staff of
the Alberni public snhools, visited their
parents here on Saturday and Sunday.
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Miss Helen Parnham. who has been
the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Parnham, returned on Monday
to Vancouver where she has accepted
a position with Home Oil Distributors.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Conlin, of Calgary,,
are visiting in this city in the course i
of their honeymoon tour and while
here are guests of the groom's uncle I
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Stant, |
West Cumberland.
A number of tho members of the
Cumberland Cricket Cluh will he at
the ground this Sunday, when it is
expected a start will he mado to get
tho pitch in shape ready for the
opening game in May, In an effort
to free the cluh from debt, the cricketers will hold a bridge drive in the
Anglican Hall on Friday, April 4th, j
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Tho Cumberland men's bridge club
met at thc home of Mr. Turnbull,
Maryport avenue, on Wednesday
night when three tables wore in play.
Mr. Donaldson, of Vancouver, was
a guest of the cluh for the evening.
Next week the club will meet at the
residence of Mr. Wing, Royston, in
the final meeting of the season.
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Mrs.   J.    McNeil   entertained   at
three tables of bridge during the
week, when prize winners were: first
Mrs. H. Parkinson, second Mrs. Kit
Brown, consolation Mrs. Quinn.
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Prior to leaving for Vancouver,
where she is now employed, Miss
Helen Parnham entertained at tea
on Saturday afternoon. Amongst
those present were the Misses Chrissie Sutherland, Evelyn Carey, Jean
and Isabel Brown, Deena anil Jessie
Baird, Claudia Harrison, Margaret
Robinson, Sadie Brown, Edna Gear,
and Mesdames J. IT. Cameron, T. R.
S. Graham and W. H. Cope.
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Mrs. E. R. Hicks entertained at
five tables of bridge on Friday afternoon, prize winners were Mrs, A.
Nunns and Mrs. W. H. Cope.
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The members of tho Elite, ladies'
crib club met at the home of Mr.-.
McNeil on Wednesday night, with
Mrs. J. Quinn as hostess, when a
very enjoyable evening of crib ensued. Mrs. J. Murray was returned
the winner with Mrs. Matt. Stewart
gaining the second and Mrs. Sam j
Miller tho consolation. During the
evening the hostess served refresh-
ments and announced that next week
the cluh would meet at tho home of j
Mrs. James Murray.
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Mr, and Mrs. George McColl, of j
Cassidy, were visitors to Cumberland:
at the week end, guests of Mr. and
Mrs.  Billy Newman.
Friends of Mrs. Peterson in Cumberland and Union Bay will ho pleas- i
cd to hoar she has returned to her j
home after being a patient in the
Cumberland General Hospital for1
some time.
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Have your piano tuned and reg-i
ulated during the week beginning j
March 31, by R. W. Booth, piano ■
tuner and repairer. Recommended'
by Mrs. Finch and Miss Mitchell, j
music  teachers.
Also get the interior of your piano
cleaned and disinfected to kill moths'
that breed under the keyboard. Leave
your order with tho above-mentioned j
teachers or at Lang's drug stove.   2t I
The joy of hearing a program every
words of which is both intelligible and
understandable with poetry and music
which is equally refreshing, beautiful,
humorous, charming, constitutes a delightful entertainment for old and
young, musical and unmusical alike.
And this very joy is likewise a decided
novelty in an ago of modernistic impressionism and flamboyant materialism. Why don't we have this sort of i
thing oftenor? is the silent question '
on every face and on some lips after
a concert by the Welsh Imperial Sing-1
ers who will be here on Monday, April j
7th at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre commencing :
at 8:15 p.m. ]
Tho answer is because it requires i
plenty of brains and good temper,
also power to forget thnt you are |
anybody in particular and to think
only of the music.    Madrigals and
other vocal gems from former cen-1
turles bent the same relation to tho \
chorus as tho string quartet does to j
the  orchestra.     Music  where  parts
are doubled or buried beneath intri-
cate counterpoint achieves merely a
"Success   d'estine",   whereas   music
where tho several voices are individual "Fairly bowl you over" as tht-y
say in England.
So these sixteen singers, who made
a special study of concerted vocal
music and particularly to of the part
composed some 35 years, attach far
less importance to themselves than
they do to their work and therein I
lies much of their concert's attractive, Having made a short visit to
the continent, recently the Welsh;
Imperial Singers won such an extra-,
ordinary success as to warrant ex-
tended tours in Canada for the sea-1
son of 1930. They have been book-.
ed in all the large cities and univer-:
alties, and are scheduled to sing not
less than ninety times during the
tour. It is not overstepping the
bound propriety to predict a real
awakening of part-songs singing in
this country after this choir has
passed around among the various)
musical centers and exhibits that art
in a new light nnd in a new form.
The price of admission has been
placed within the reach of all, name-
ly  SI.00.
candies for the
.*-.* SPECIALS :-:
.35 Sugared Fruit Jollios	
Mcltaway Mints in bottle 	
.40 Mint Molasses Crispies (bottle)
... .24
... .24
.. .24
If you want something a little different and a little
better in caiidy—eome to US
We Have It
Nfiilson's Brazil Nut Slab Chocolate >/j lb.
Teasdalea English Wine Gums " . Be and 10c SS
Mixer Fruit and Vegetable Novelties, per bunch .. ,2r> iy
Hall's. Horner's and Bottomley's Assorted Toffeys Sj
per 'i. pound  IB IjU
* ***** a******* *■***
Lang's Drug Siore
Cumberland — — — Phone 23    ll!
Gordon Morton, ol Cnlsary, was the
guest ot  Mrs.  Whitehouse  and Billy
Whitehouse at their home last week.
Hc left for his homo on Tuesday.
♦    ♦    *
A very enjoyable time was spent at
Royston school last Friday evening at
a whlst drive and dance given by the
Community club. Winners of ladies'
prizes were Mrs. Ash and Mrs. J. Ctls-
ley and of men's, Messrs. Len Carter
and Geirge Wilson. After the serving
of dclighful refreshments dancing began to music supplied by Mrs. Carter,
piano, and Dill Whitehouse, banjo.
The Royston general store has now
a speedy light delivery service by
motorcycle and side-car.
Layer, (rood table birds, hatching
eg-Rs $1.50 per IS eggs. Apply
Gordon Thomas, Royston, B.C.,
Phone 134Q 12-21
You'll Notice
The Difference
Folks who have traded elsewhere and then decide to
give us a trial always notice the DIFFERENCE. Better
Groceries, better service friendly, courteous service and prices just as low,   We solicit YOUR account.
Mumford's Grocery
Houses at Lake Cumberland, apply
Mrs. J. Stevenson, P. O. Box 120,
Cumberland, B.C.
Cumberland Eagles Football Club fl
Leghorn, Solly's Males. Price $6.00
per 100 or $1.50 per setting. D.
L. Stewart, Happy Valley, R.R. 1,
phone 71 K 11-12
BWV" »"^U ■■ \**nr~**+fis" «*^fti'-~M'^ftr*-^$f'"-'Wb~-««v ■';
DALLOS—In loving und fond remembrance of Frank DalloSj who en-
'i red into rest March 25, 1020.
Life is but a passage in a greater
Lending us to sunshine from thc
>'■  t   gloom,
'I-l:ih,   u- through Bhadowa to the
brightest   day.
Walk then, boldly onwards, we neod
never tear,
; He will come in meet UB| Him we
li. erted  by  his loving wife nn<l
1 family.
At Cumberland this Weekend
.March 21st and 2ZnA
artiste permanent waver of tlie
ot Nanaimo will be at Mr. Spooner's Barber Shop
Ladies wishing a permanent will kindly leave their appointment with Mrs. J. Murray, phone 104F. We also
wish to announce that the La France Beauty Salon is
now under the management of Miss Mary Pinton and
supervised by Madame Lavac of the Georgia Beauty
Salon, Hotel Georgia, Vancouver.
^-•<\l OuP- U»«4 OT VOW,
f' @/V OR ?R\ME RIBS
Pi <J    ROV.U60-
• •■{Voui.LVi'JOTKeMl
t<> '.it this meat market. When
you I scome acquainted with our
sank; y methods an learn of the
doubl barrelled inspection our
mi it mdergoea before we accept
it yo j'll know that this is tlie
meat Btoro de  Luxe.
Phono  111 We Deliver
A wide-awake, healthy little mite—isn't
he? Interested in everything— atypicalNestli-'s
Evaporated Milk Baby.
And here's ihe Peasonl Nostl6's Evaporated Milk
is just the best of fresh, cow's milk with part or the
water removed—then sealed and sterilized in air-tight
containers. Add water Bi',ain and you have absolutely
pure, safe milk —but more readily digestible than
ordin.iry milk because the large fat globules of the
milk have been broken up into small ones of the
same size as in Mother's milk. Also, the curds which
funn in the stomach when Nestle's Evaporated Milk ii
used an: soft and flaky and therefore easily digestible.
Use Nestle's Evaporated Milk for Your Baby. Use
it In coffee—In cocoa- tntea. Use it in oil cooking and
as a beverage by diluting with one to two parts water.
Monster Dance
under auspices of tha above club will be held in
FRIDAY, March 28th   I
Dancing from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m.
Gentlemen $1.00        —Admission— Ladies 50c    Si
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Merry Makers Orchestra will supply all the l|j
Latest Dance Hits Rfj
Radio Repairing that
brings Results!
At amazingly low cost we can bring your radio up-to-
date, increase its selectivity, better its performance.
At a slightly higher charge, we will convert it into an
A.C. set, operating direct form your lighting circuit.
You will be surprised what a difference in performance
it will make.
:-: THE   RADIO  SHOP :=:
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