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with which Is consolidated the Cunilierlund News.
Subscribers To Hospital Elect Officers
Subscribers to the Cumberland $2.4!) for tbe year. One considerable
General Hospital held their annual I Item of expenditure was $1100.08 for
meeting Saturday evening last in the cleaning the inside of the Hospital
Council Chambers, vice-president A. | and re-shlnglittg of parts of the roof.
J. Taylor being In the chair. Thc ] This had heen absolutely necessary,
attendance was not very large, and J Referring to the Building Commit-
it was well after 7:30, tlle advertised tee, the vice-president's report stated
hour, before the necessary quorum of that there was on hand an amount of
fifteen arrived on the sceno. I $3445.55, and that Mrs. Jas. Dunsmuir
Mr. Taylor opened the proceedings I hail promised an additional $3000. It
with the announcement that since the ! is expected that other donations will
death of-President R. II. Robertson j soon swell this to $8000, and as this
early in 1926, he had been carrying! Is slightly less than half of the re-
on the presidential duties and had I qui red amount, the balance will have
compiled the year's report, which was. to conic from the public If the Hos-
tben read by acting secretary C. J. i pltal is to have the proposed new
Parnham. The excellent work accom- j wing. Thanks were expressed to the
plished by the late president was : matron, her staff, and the ladies aux-
eulogizcd iu the report, Mr. Taylor j lllnry for their excellent work during
stating   that   practically   all   of   Mr.! the year.
Robertson's spare time lind heen de-,    The report, along with the financial
voted to matters tending to advance . statement as submitted by the treas-
the Interests of the Hospital. A detailed account of the year's activities
was also given, showing that 347
patients had been admitted. 342 discharged, and 10 deaths. Hospital
days' treatment amount to 861)7. and
the average number of patients per
day was 23.8. There had been 47
major operations and 100 mltior.
Coming to the matter of linances,
the report stated that the year's activities had resulted In a not loss of
$2254.20, the receipts being $1942.69
as against an expenditure of $21686.89.
The balance on hand In 1925. however, was slightly' more than $(1000.00,
so that there is still in thc bank an
amount of $3754.99. The cost per
patient day during 1926 showed an increase   of   13c over 1925, averaging
urer, was ordered received.    ■
Election of officers for the year 1927
resulted ns follows: President, A. J.
Taylor; vice-president, John Thompson; secretary, C. J. Parnham; treasurer, E. IT. Pickard; board members,
E. Hughes, Dr. G. K, MacNaughton,
Chas. O'Brien, P. McNiven and G. J.
Votes of thanks were extended the
retiring hoard, and also the Canadian
Collieries Co, and others for support
accorded the Hospital during the year.
Mr. Parnham, who has acted in the
capacity of treasurer for years, was
also sincerely thanked. Mr. Sidney
Hum, representing tlie Medical Board,
expressed the hope that tlle friendly
relations enjoyed during 1926 would
continue into the new year, 1927.
COURTENAY, Feb. 3.—The following students of the Courtenay Commercial School have succeeded in
passing the tests set by the typewriter companies this month and
have obtained certificates:
Remington: Agnes M. Bruce, Laura
Bateman, Gerald Garoz, Edna Smith.
Underwood: Agnes M. Bruce, Isabella Herd, Gertrude Carter and Gerald Garoz. Kathleen Good, who last
month obtained her eertilieate, has
now won the card case presented by
the Remington Company for typing
at a net rate of thirty-nine words per
minute for ten minutes.
Manual Training And Domestic
Science In Local Schools To Start Soon
Probably the most important of all
the business transacted at last night's
ra:ctlng of the Board of School Trustees, was that in connection with
manual training and home economic-.
which the local board Is undertaking
in conjunction with thc Courtenny
Trustees. Chairman Mrs. Banks declared a recess, during which thc
pros and cons of the question were
discussed with Messrs. Pidcock nnd
. Kerton, who were present ns Courtenay representatives. As a result, il
was definitely decided to Introduce
these two important subjects into the
school curriculum at the earliest date
possible, and through tile efforts of
the Department of Education two instructors were recommended to. and
engaged by the combined boards hist
evening, at a salary of $1500 each.
These sums will be borne jointly ami
proportionately by the Cumberland
and Courtenay School Boards, as the
Instructors will spend three days of
each week at Cumberland and the remaining two at Courtenay. Mr. E. W.
Blackmore, the manual  training lu-
Cumberland Burns'
Club Elects J. Brown
As First President
The Cumberland Burns' Club he
came a reality on Sunday evening last
at a well attended meeting held In
the Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Club. A few stalwarts, after tlie very
successful Burns' banquet of January
35th, came to lhe conclusion Ihat a
Bums' Club In Cumborland wns a
necessity. Tho meeting, which was
called for Sunday hist, was most enthusiastic, and after oflicers Iiad been
chosen, it was deeded to hold a committee meeting on Sunday, February
6th, for the purpose of drawing mi
rules and regulations. The ndmls-
sion fee has been placed at $1.00, and
it ls expected that a large number wlll
Oflicers chosen were as follows:
Hon. president, Thos. Graham; First
Hon. vice-president, Dr. G. K. .MacNaughton; Second Hon. vice-president
Mayor A. Maxwell; president. Jas. L.
Brown; vice-president. James Robbl
secretary-treasurer, T. D. Robertson;
executive, Messrs. R. T. Brown, Robt.
Strachan (bard). W. Mossey, S. Cameron, T. Vincent, R. Yates, W. Simpson and G. Robertson.
structor, will nrive here next Monday
and will gel his classes into operation
.'is soon ns a room is prepared lind the
necessary equipment received. Home
economies will be held over until the
instructress arrives, so that the combined boards may consult her as to
what equipment she may deem advisable to procure. The matter of
travelling expenses from Cumberland
to Courtenay and vice-versa, will be
borne jointly by the two Trustee
'   Sliiillii-n-i'i  Award Received
The Courtonay representatives did
(Continued on  Page Six)
"Charlie" Hitchens
Honored On Eve
Of His Departure
"Charlie*' Hitchens, hero of many a
hard fought buttle on Cumberland's
football grounds, has severed his connections with this district after a
residence here, nnd participation in
senior association football, for the
past six years, Hltcliens left this
I Friday) morning for Vancouver,
where lie wlll sign up with one of the
mainland teams.
At the meeting of the Cumberland
Athletic Club and the Cumberland
Men's Club crlbbage teams ln a dis-
Irlct crlbbage league game Wednesday Inst. Kitchens, who has been a
prominenl member of tlie Athletic
team, wns presented with a handsome
pipe nud case and tobacco poucli
from his friends, the crib players. The
presentation was made by Mr. Thos.
Graham, general superintendent of
the Canadian collieries, who paid a
glowing tribute to the sterling qualities of "Charlie" both on nnd off thc
Held of play, lie extended to the dc-
parttng footballer very best wishes
for his future, and expressed the hope
Hint nl no distant date his Cumberland friends would be rending of his
exploits on the soccer field. Hitchens,
who was absolutely In the dark so
far ns the presentation was concerned,
was very much surprised. However,
just us soon as he gained his poise,
he thanked them all for their very
nice present and the good wishes
accompanying it. He would, snld
Kitchens, always have a great regard
for Cumberland and his many friends
here, and hoped to bo able to visit
the district ou future occasions.
Annual Reunion Of
Local Pioneers
Huge Success
The fourth annual reunion of Cumberland pioneers was held on Tuesday
evening last, and despite the very
inclement weather, a huge throng
attended, although It wns noted that
a few who were present In previous
years were missing on this occasion,
and in one or two instances word had
been received that on account of the
bad state of the roads, old timers now-
residing in Nanaimo district would
not be able to attend. Mr. T. Carney
made a very efficient master of ceremonies, his duties being no sinecure
on account of the number of old time
dances Indulged In. On several
occasions the M. C. had to refresh the
memories of the old timers, especially
ln the popular square dances, thc
Lancers and Quadrilles. Other old
time dances enjoyed included the
Polka, Jersey, Ripple, Brownie and
the ever popular Waltz.
During the evening Mayor Alex.
Maxwell, as chairman of the Pioneers'
committee, was called upon to address
the gathering. In opening, the mayor
said he did not know why he had been
chosen as chairman of the pioneers,
as on looking round the hall he
noticed some who had been In the
district a lot longer than he had. It
made liim feel, he said, that his 28
years residence here classified him
as a "young fellow." However, lie
welcomed them all and hoped they
would have a good time. He congratulated tho old timers for their
powers In "sticking it out.'' and told
a little anecdote about Adam and Eve
In the garden of Eden, which modesty
prevents us from publishing. He
sympathised with the relatives of
those who had been culled away, and
An absolute decree of divorce was
granted In Supreme Court by Mr. Justice Morrison to Frank Plummer,
farmer. Cowichan Lake, from Ruby
Edith Plummer, whom he married al
Cumberland on April 12, 1918. On
October 4, 1924, Mrs. Plunimer obtained a divorce in Seattle, and on October 7, 1924, married Sydney Tully
there. Tlie British Columbia court
refused to recognize the divorce, he-
cause at the time Plummer wns
domiciled In this province. Mr. C, L.
McAlpine was counsel for t he-
Ladies' Auxiliary To Cumberland
General Hospital Vote To Disband
h us-
Athletic Club Crib
Teams Lose Two
In Succession
The ('umberlaiid Athletic Club crili-
bnge team is away down In the
"dumps" this week, the reason being
thut four very valuable points were
lost liy them in the district Crlbbage
league. Monday night last, at Union
Bay. the hoys from the shipping point
triumphed by a score of 40 points to
36. On Wednesday evening at thc
Athletic Club, the Cumberland .Men's
Club won out by a score of 23 points
to 13.
Union Bny now heads the . league
With six points, Bevnn five points.
Men's Club 4 points and the Athletic
Club three points. Union Hiiy and
Bevan have two games each to play,
whilst the Men's Club and Millet!.-
Club have one game each. It begin*
to look as though Union Bay would
carry off the honors. One member nf
the Athletic Club said that his team
was not anxious for premier place,
what was wanted, however, was tlie
"booby" prize. It certainly looks like
the Club not being disappointed.
The following statement, prepared
by the olllcers and members of the
Ladies Auxiliary to the Cumberland
I General  Hosplta], is published here-
| With at their request:
"The annual meeting of the Ladies
Hospital  Auxiliary  wns  held  in  the
I Anglican Church Hnll on Friday, Jan.
■ -Slli, 1927. at 3:00 p.m. There has
been so little interest taken In this
organization during the last few years
and the attendance at this annual
meeting wus so small, that after much
discussion It was decided with u good
deal of regret to disband.
Trustees to Hold Bonds
"It was also decided at this meeting
to deposit all books and records in
the local branch of the Itoyal Bank,
of  Canada.   The   $4. ,00  In   bonds.
; proceeds from the May Queen carnival
in 1924, will still be held in trust by
Jlrs. 10. X. Jeffrey and Mrs. II. Bryan,
! tlie trustees, until such time as the
board of directors of the Cumberland
General Hospital carries out its plane
tor a new wing. The bonds wlll then
be converted, and the money turned
over for the purpose of furnishing tin-
new addition to the presenl building.
"Tim  interest  from  these bonds has
i heen the only source from whicli the
Auxiliary has b'een able to enrry on
! Its work of purchasing linen, crockery
J and extra comforts for patients In the
Hospital.   -No call bas been made on
I the public for funds to help In this
work since 1924.
"The amount spent during the past
three years for hospital supplies
amounted lo $380.01)
SEATTLE, Feb. 1.—Roy Cllflo, of
Courtenay. B. C. and Ray Pelkey, of
Oakland, California, slugged six
rounds to a draw in the main event of
a smoker here tonight. Pelkey weighed 170. Cliffe ten pounds more. Each
tighter was In distress at times during the fight.
COURTENAY, Jan. 30—After resigning his seat on the city council
owing to a series of incidents whicli
led to criticism of I lie handling of the
ballot1*,, Mr. Theed Pearse was reelected to his seat hy acclamation on
Friday. .This action on tlie part of
the ratepayers avoids the necessity of
a by election.
Mr. Tom. Bannerman
Honored On Birth
Mr. Thomas Bannerman was guest
of honor at a surprise party at his
home, Allen Ave., ou Wednesday
evening last, tlie occasion heing Ills
birthday. A large number of relatives
and friends attended, spending a very
merry time at music, dancing and
games. .Master Harold Conrod was
winner lu n novel contest. Mr. Harry
Jackson, in his Inimitable style, kept
tiie company In roars of laughter, being ably supported by Mr. Dan Bannerman. After the serving of refreshments. Mr. Sam McLeod, on behalf of
those present, called upon the guest
of honor to accept a handsome club
hag. as a token ot their esteem, and
Mrs. McLeod presented him with a
lovely birthday cake decorated with
Ilowers and colored candles. All then
joined In singing "For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow," and extended best
wishes for many more happy birthdays. Mr. Bannerman, although completely taken by surprise, made a
feeling reply.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
II. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dawson,
Mr. and Mrs. S. McLeod, .Mr. and Mrs.
D. Bannerman. .Mr. and Mrs. H. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stant, Mrs. Con-
rod and family. Mrs. Hurmston, Mrs.
II. Hunden. Mrs. S. Davis. Mrs. Robertson and Nettie, Misses Annie McLeod. J. Balagno, C. Bnnnerman, E.
Hunden and P. Hunden. and Messrs.
D. Hunden Sr., D. R. MacDonald, R.
Bennie, 1). Hunden Jr.. Geo. Hunden.
(Cumberland High School)
L. H., Editor
would bc a much more prosperous
community than it is ut tlie present
time. Personally, he believed that an
said that time alone could bring its I era of prosperity for Ihe whole of the
resignation.   He then extended to one-'district was dawning.
and all best wishes for tlielr future
and hoped all would thoroughly enjoy
this, their fourth annual reunion.
Mr. Tom Ptarse, of Happy Valley,
and Mrs. Marshall, of Union Bay.
delighted thc i;athering with old time
songs. Thc mayor also called upon
Mr. D. R. MaoDonnld to say a few-
words. "D. It." as lie is affectionately
termed, spoke very briefly, mentioned
At midnight, excellent refreshm a
were served by a host of willing
workers, after which dancing was
again Indulged in to music supplied
by Mrs. Hudson, piano; "Tools'
Plump, drums; Dave Roy, violin, and
Les Moody, trombone. J. ll. Robertson also ployed the violin for n few
dances, relieving Mr. Roy.
Congratulations are in order to tbe
a little of the doings of the district energetic committee for tlielr untiring
30 years ago. nnd expressed thc hope efforts to make tlie fourth annual re-
that   before  very   long   Cumberland union the magnificent success it wns.
Promotion List Of The
Cumberland Public School
j    COURTENAY, Jan. 80—The Inquest
|ou the remains of Wm, Shevlock, who
lived iu a lonely shack at the former
local ion (}.' Camp Two of the Comox
: Logging Co., resulted In a verdict that
I the deceased caused Ills own death by
the   explosion   of   stumping   powder,
while temporarily of unsound mind.
J.   !-;.  Taylor,  of Oyster  Itlver.  with
Whom Shevlock had attended a Burns
celebration at the Courtenay Hotel on
; Tuesday night, had gone to the shack
I to ascertain the reason why Shevlock
did not return to his (Taylor's) house.
[On   reaching the shack.  Taylor was
| horrified to see portions of the body
I In u terribly mutilated state.   Thinking thai shevlock that been attacked
and   partly  eaten   by  some  animal,
Taylor hurried hack to Oyster Itlver
and Informed tho police to this effect.
Investigation showed that tlie shack
was   all   but  demolished.   Shevlock's
remains were collected In small frag
nients and placed iu several boxes.
Sickness (Wring January Is the
cause of lowed attendance for a long
period, thc shield being won by Miss
MacKinnon's class with a percentage
of 84.9. The annual report of the
Minister ot Education contains reference to the School Sports In Cumberland and Qualicum nnd also announces the award to Miss Aspesy of lhe
Strathcona Trust Drill Prize. This Is
the second line this prize has been
won by Miss Aspesy and her class.
Tho January report mid promotion
list follows:
DhMnii  I
II. D, Murray, teacher, Percentage
of attendance 84.09, lutes 2. perfect
attendances 11.
Honor list—Tadao Dol. TT.89S; Dorothy Gordon. 7C'/r; Oswald Reid.
73.4r/<*; George Brown. 72.4'.', : Sadako
Iwasa, 70.2',1;  Alven  Freloni, 113.4',;.
Ilh Won *!, (.rndes Sr. * and Sr. g
T. A. Gallivan. tenchcr.   Percentage
of attendance  82.10.  lates  4.  perfei:
attendances C.
Promoted to Sr. 8—Margarel MacDonald. Josie Burghiner, Annie Taylor, Kiniiijo Kaga. Mildred Lockner,
Cazuko Iwnsa. Nina Shields. Muriel
Partridge, Catherine Brown. Cyril
Davis. Sbellah Conway, Nellie Jackson, Roslna Thompson. Annie Brown,
Marguerite Herd, Matsuyo Abe, .lean
Brown, Yoshio Kawaguchl. Lena T
maalc,   Harry   Westfield.   Victor
j    On   trial—Hlsako   Nakano.   Hatsue
| Matsukura, Edna Watson.
Division :i. Orade 7
| C. MacKinnon, teacher. Percentage
of attendance 84.1. Inles 6, perfecl
attendances 8.
Promoted from Gr. 7 Jr. to Gr. 7
Sr.—Mary small. Norlo Herosoa Dllys
Williams.' Hlroshl Okuda. Ahlen Francesclnl.' Douglas Baird. Jennie Lawrence. Archie Welsh. Bessie Nil bole
Mary McMillan, Takeru Kawaguchl
Maseru Sora. Second Merlettl, Qeorg(
Strachan, Margaret Smith. Andrew
Hates. Tom Mossey. Audrey (oar. Wi
noun Baird. May Beveridge. John
Davis, Ben Nicholus, Edith Cavallero
Helen Morrison. Tom Robertson, Edward Stockand. Tom Tobacco, Harry
Buchanan. Lillian Picketti.
Division  I
j   v. j. Aspesy. teacher,   No. on roll
'.'12.   percentage  of llllelld e  74.K.  no.
[of lates 3, perfect attendances 7.
Promoted to Senior 7 -Klyoko Abe.
Thorn Ktiler. Willie MacNaughton,
May Smith, Doris Mint. Wilton Dalby,
shigera Kiyona. chrissle Robortaon
Mamoru   Tahara.   Harvey   Kurd.  Joi
! Whyley. Alfred Jones, Robert Brown
Tommy Conrod. John High. Clinton
Harrison, BemiCO Stant, Irvin Hanks.
■ Low Hong. Malta Tomassi. Choo Foo
Lung.  Donald Graham.
Ill>Men •">
I E. C. Hood, teacher. No. on roll :i".
percentage of attendance 72.nt. lates
:!.  perfect attendances  a*.
1    Promoled from Jr.  0 to Kr, 6  (in
To-1 order of merit)   George  Saito.   Bar-
(Continued on Page Four)
COURTENAY, Feb. 3.—An Interesting and Instructive lecture combined
with . an enjoyable moving picture
show was held in ibe Agricultural
ball on Wednesday night. The lecture was arranged under the auspice..
uf the Educational Committee of tho
Comox Agricultural and Industrial
Association with the objeel of encour-
j aging boys alld girls In Ho* district
lio take a greater Interest in livestock
through the formation of livestock
clubs The meeting was opened by
Mr. l-'eli\ Thomas, the secretary of
Iho association, who explained the
■ ijoi' of thc gathi ring, and Introduced the lectlin r, Mr Arthur Morton, sheep aud swine promoter for
British Columbia or the Dominion
Depart mem of Agriculture.
The i v included sheep,  wool
marketing, hugs and poultry; each
subject being Illustrated on the screen
and clearly explained, The meeting
was well attended and those presenl
displayed a keen Interest in the var
loui operations connected with sheep
raising, wool grading und marketing,
poultrj Judging and hog grading, the
.outstanding points of which were
| clearly outlined on the Bcreon,
Ai the close of the meeting a wish
was expressed that those Interested
iu the formation of boys and girls
llvi si ck clubs Bhould lenve their
nemos wilh either Mr. E, It. Bowell,
District Agriculturist, or with the
associations secretary.
Is the present curriculum In the
High und Public Schools really suited
to our needs? How many Cumberland students have in the past twenty-
live years had BUltable training for a
worthwhile career? Fewer still havo
taken a profession of some description. Apart from financial consideration, why do an few students wish to
matriculate? Why do so many quit
under age? It must be remembered
that Cumberland Is essentially a mining town and people aro subject in -i
manner to such environment. Few
of the hoys desire olllce Jobs, so why
not introduce applied mechanics.
manual training, mining, und kindred
subjects? A course ln commercial
training is of greater value than
drawing or languages. In other
words, let us have a Technical Higli
School rather than an Academic one.
Ask the students what they are studying for and they generally do not
know. The fact is. the curriculum is
soiled for about 20 pur cent of the
students, that is for teachers, doctors
and lawyers. The others must study
for an occupation as best thoy may.
The trouble is that the High 'School
Is suited to the course of study in the
University and not to the requirements of the students living In (lie
music nnd Annie Young
Mrs. Ilesie Stewart wlll spend Ilic
week end visiting friends In Nanaimo
and Lantzville.
The debate in .Second Year this
week was the cat's pyjamas. In other
words, it wus the most interesting and
humorous debate they have had so
far The question: "Should bachelors
over 2*i be taxed?' would bring an
ache to every man Who has been ensnared in feminine tolls. Walter
Hughes and "Lai" .MacKinnon were,
of course supporting the bachelor,
although we are surprised tliat "Lai"
consented to do so. on the other
hand, we had Mary Little and Jean K.
MacNaughton, who heing women,
were vehemently opposed to tbe unmarried man, Hughes and MacKinnon contended that the bachelor was
as useful to tbe community as the
married man, also he pays a greater
income tax than his fortunate brother,
Surely ii man can live his own life in
(his vule of tears without paying a
tax for enjoying the privilege of remaining  in  blissful solitude.    "If tills
Inoffensive crenturo," they said. "Is to
be entiied to the seat of judgment,
(ie. the alter) by the designing sex.
why uot li t ibe girls do it Instead of
I the government?"     Upon  Mary and
Jean declaring that the married man
) was a great asset to the country and
I also   had   greater   experience   In   the
affairs of tlic community, the other
side remarked ihat he had greater ex-
j perlence    lu    dodging    matrimonial
The .iudge favored the girls by two
I points. We must mention that Alns-
j lair MacKinnon makes an excellent
j Impromptu speech.
(Continued on Page Five)
SSUftS "The Winning of Barbara Worth" M&T^bS PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY  4,   1927.
FORGIVING DAY Upon several occasions in
this column we have com-
mented upon the number of useless holidays antl
weeks wliieh have recently sprung up. Many of
these special days and periods are the outcome of
propaganda inspired by candy manufacturers,
Fathers' day was originated by the makers of
neckties and so on. But alter mature deliberation we have come to the conclusion that there is
really room for more worthwhile holidays and we
suggest that we make it worldwide anil call it
"Forgiving Day." ln the course of each year we
naturally gather a deal of moral dust and dirt;
why mil' .slop and clean up? Think of the many
grudges big and little, that have fastened on you
like barnacles on a ship. Scrape them oil'! Why
keep them? They only annoy and impede and
hamper you,
There is the butcher that overcharged you,
thi- garage man who made your car worse in an
attempt to repair it, the telephone girl who was
snippy to you, the woman who didn't invite you
to her party, the friend who borrowed a five spot
and hasn't been around since. Wipe the slate
clean on forgiving day and forget them.
There are the next of kin who have imposed
upon you, the neighbors who spread scandal about
you, ihe man you trusted who deceived you, the
woman who told that lie about you, the friend
who failed in kindness and liberality, the associate
in business who cheated you, the relative who
died and failed to mention you in his will, the
milliner who sold a hat just like yours to another
woman, the man who underbid you on a contract
and then furnished inferior material on the job.
Recall them all. Think of every man or woman
thai during the past year, has stuck you in the
back wilh anything from a hat-pin to a pick-axe,
slapped your face, pulled your nose or stuck out
his tongue at you. Get them all together in your
rat-trap of bitter memories and then toss them
all into the river of forgiveness. S
If you wash your face and brush your teeth
every morning why not wash your heart at least
once a year? This is the great day of antiseptics.
We wash our throats with listerine, we cleanse
the drain-pipes with lye, we use more soap than
ever before, the hospitals abound with antiseptics
and we paint every little scratch and wound with
iodine. Why not have a grand spiritual wash-up
once a year and call it Forgiving Day?
So-long as you hate any one you feed his enmity. When you forget a wrong done you, you
have done with the one who wronged you and
you make him feel like a fool. The more you try
to get even, discomfort and seek vengeance on
the wrong-doer, the more poisonous your hurt
Forget, forgive! You'll live longer and also
happier. Look what gigantic hates, jealousies
and uiiforgiven injuries are doing to poor old
idiotic Europe. Look at the life-long misery of
that stubborn, unrelenting old father who never
forgave a wayward son or daughter. Could anything be more wretched than the life he has led?
Emerson said: "His heart was as great as the
world, but there was no room in it to hold the
memory of a wrong." Yes, we believe there is
room for one more holiday—Forgiving Day.
What a wonderful change it would bring into our
homes and our lives if we would adopt such a day.
a splendid meeting at the plant of
Mr. W. J. Andrews at Sandwick. Here
a large and enthusiastic audience was
present at a demonstration of culling.
Killing and dissection. On this
occasion the culling commenced with
baby chicks, a fine batch of which had
recently beeu placed under the brooder. It sayB much for Mr. Andrews'
White Wyandottes that the Instructors found it difficult to lind anything
approaching a "cull" on which to
demonstrate. One feature that was
very pleasing to the Insrtuctors was
the fact that poultrymen followed the
demonstrations from ranch to ranch.
At the Thursday evening meeting
Mr. Waby was the principal speaker,
his topic being "Selection and care of
breeding stock," elucidating clearly
all points to be considered in tho
selection anil care of birds intended
to be used as breeders. This was followed by a short talk on artificial
Incubation by Mr. Allen. Mr. W, Paul
us president of the Comox Agricultural mid Industrial Association, under whose auspices the course was
held, acted us chairman at the evening meetings.
HOME RUN The fellow that gets there is the
HITTERS fellow with nerve, courage and determination. How many times in
your life have you seen the lad with faith and
energy pass the wobbling boy who couldn't make
up his mind. Hesitate and you are lost. Lose
confidence in your own abiltiy to do a thing and
you fail like the fly with its feet in .sticky flypaper. Get panicky and it's all off. Flicker and
you flop. The easiest way on earth to miss success is to feel that you are going to flunk. Get
those bugs of indecision and fear out of your old
noodle. Emulate the bull dog and hold on like
grim death.
Don't dodge. Stand up like a man and meet
the pelting of emergencies. Think success, even
dream of success and work for success. Half the
troubles you anticipate never materialize. Every
cloud has a silver lining. The poison of fear will
curdle your blood and make you a quitter. The
batter who expects the pitcher to hit him never
slammed out a home run. The chap with the best
batting average is the one who keeps his eye on
the ball, thinks he can knock it over the fence
and then lands on it with all his force.
Short Course In
Poultry Husbandry
Proved Successful
COURTENAY, Jan. 30.—During lhe
week   the   short   course   in   Poultry
husbandry  was held.     Field demonstrations   were  conducted at various I
farms   in   the   district   and   lectures
given in the Agricultural hall on both
Wednesday   and   Thursday   evenings.:
On Wednesday morning, there was a j
culling demonstration on tlie plant of
Mr,  w. S.  Hunter at Merville.   Bad I
roads and bad weather resulted in a
poor attendance. A very good flock
of Rhode Island Reds in excellent
condition was found here. Those in
attendance gave earnest attention and
evidently profited by information and
advice given. In the afternoon a
similar demonstration was given on
the Messrs. Williamson and Sons
farm at Happy Valley to a large
audience. Here again the desire for
knowledge on tills very important
subject was shown by the nature and
number of questions showered on the
On Wednesday evening the meeting
In the Agricultural hall was fairly
well attended in spite of the inclement
weather. The principal address was
given by Mr. James Allen,'the subject
being "Poultry Feeding." In addition
to u  description  of the various ele
ments required itl the daily ration, the
speaker stressed the need of maintaining the health, vigor and vitality
of tlie flock. .Mr. Waby then gave n
short address dealing with the principles of culling as demonstrated al
the morning and afternoon tield sessions. Mr. William Hagger. the
Dominion Egg Inspector, who was
present at the meeting, was called
upon to explain the provisions of the
"dumping clause."
The culling demonstration Thursday morning took place at Mr. Ros-
siter's ranch at Nob Hill. Those present gave close attention to the remarks and handling met hods as outlined by the speakers. Information
w*as desired and given on proper
housing and methods of killing and
plucking.   In the afternoon there was
Writer in Yorkshire  I'osl  Comes  to
Defence of Man's Best
The habit of taking a dog out In
the wet and then leaving him in the
passage until he is dry—lest he may
muddy tlie carpet or the chintzes-
is not only thoughtless but cruel. No
matter what his size or breed, he
should be thoroughly dried when he Is
brought In with his coat drenched
with rain or clammy with mud.
The silly remark that "wet cannot
hurt him; he will soon dry himself,"
is one which one almost wished could
lie applied to those intelligent people
when they themselves are cold and
A dog is Just as susceptible to colds
as they are, and to stand about in a
cold passage until he is dry does him
as much harm as It would do them.
A large, rough duster should be kept
iu a handy spot, and the dog thoroughly dried with it, particularly his
back, hindquarters and chest.
People often allow a dog to roast
himself in front of a roaring fire and
then put him out and leave him—
probably forgotten on a cold doorstep,
for fifteen minutes or more. Then the
dog catches a severe chill and is
looked upon with irritation by his
owner for "always catching something."
Not a few dog dleases, like human
I ones, are brought on by cold and wet
and damp, and one can say without
■ hesitation that the dog which is kept
i and fed wisely and on moderate
I lines has four times the chance when
| an attack of distemper or pneumonia
comes   along   than   the   unfortunate
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Delivery of the new directory has now been
completed. Telephone subscribers are asked
to refer to it for all numbers wanted and to
destroy all old directories or other lists in
their possession.
animal who Is left often wet and cold
and fed without any intelligence on
the part of its owner.—Banshee in
The Yorkshire Post.
Victoria a Mecca for Winter Tourists
Now that Will Rogers has become
mayor of Beverly Hills, a movement
ls on foot to put a wall around the
city. If this carries through, Beverly
will be the flrst walled city in America.
The idea was launched by Douglas
Fairbanks, the purpose being to add
further distinction to what already
promises to be the nation's most
beautiful city.
"There is nothing more Impressive,"
] Doug stated, "than the walled cities
lot Europe. What greater novelty than
to establish their counterparts here?"
The walled city project ls now ln
the hands of the board of trustees,
and designs and cost estimates are
being prepared. The plan, if consummated, will call for a wall of Spanish
design with four main gates. Whether a pass signed by the mayor will be
required to enter these portals is
something yet to be decided. In Europe a tax is levied on vehicular traffic entering walled cities. Beverly
Hills now has more millionaires than
any city of like size in the country, so
all gate taxes will probably be dispensed with.
"Grocery butter is so unsatisfactory, dear," said the young wife, "I
have decided today that we would
make our own."
"Oh, did you!" said her husband.
"Yes; 1 bought a churn and ordered
buttermilk to be left regularly. 'Won't
lt be nice to have really fresh butter?"
l-ppir lift—The Kmpr.as llol.l, Victoria*. Upset tight—Canadian Peellle eteamer "Prince. Kathleen." eaen Ihroujh
th. tree, of Stnntey Park. Lower left—Cryatal Gardene. where man. International awlmmlnt rae'. are held, Lower rllht
—PleMint acene In  Slant.)   Park.
All year round golf, swimming, green lawns and
spring blossoms in Canada in the middle of winter are offered by the famous resorts of Victoria and
Vancouver. One does not have to go south to avoid
thc rigors of winter but by leaving the prairies with
next spring's wheat hidden beneath a warm covering
of snow, crossing the mountain passes with their
peaks buried deep in snow, the traveller is welcomed
by a burst of the freshness of spring, clear skies, the
blossoms of the spring flowers and the velvety green
swards. The first vista of Victoria harbor, unlike
the usual approach of a destination, presents a charm
unsurpassed, wilh the stately docks, and the Englishlike carriage drive to the Empress hotel, not unlike
an ancient and feudal castle. Numerous pale rose-
bud.s in simple beauty seem to be undecided whether
to break into bloom, adding their portion to the picturesque green lawns, perhaps thc finest in Cnnada,
which front the Parliament Buildings on the right.
Challenging thc Frost King, mnny Victoria gardens show the more courageous flowers such as the
bir.om covered yellow jnsmine, violas in sunny nooks
daffodils and hyacinths heavily laden with budi and
nasturtium seeas which have already put forth their
Ilic new Crystal Gardens, situated just beyond
the Empress Hotel, provide a fascinating feature to
the capital city leaving nothing to be desired in the
way of attractions. Here swinnning in the clear,
sparkling, even tempered water of the pool graduated
in depth from three to ten feet, and one hundred and
fifty feet in length, with a canopy of glass, is a great
pastime of the many visitors. The Crystal Gardens
is the scene of many international swimming events.
Completing the setting are fine dance halls at the
ends on the main floor with tea tables and tempting
wicker chairs along the sides. The profusion of
huge ferns and palms which grow rapidly due to the
warm moist air lend a tropical atmosphere to the
Gardens with the aid of thc silver-throated notes of
the canaries in their gilded cages.
The recently constructed Canadian Pacific Railway golf course, "Lnngaru" at South Vancouver is
regarded as one of the finest public courses on
the Pacific coast, flerc Walter Hagen, golfing ace
of America, essayed not long ago to eclipse the par
figure for the course.
After a day of golf and swimming, the dance halls
with lights and crowd! and music are the mecca of
convivial visitors, perhaps there Is a water fete In
tho pool, but summer reigns supreme ne matter what
blizzards sweep the plains.
Healthful Bread!   Tasty Bread!
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Whole Wheat
Comox Creamery
Courtenay. FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY  4,  1927.
A Stenographer's
Love Story—
HB never paid my attention to her—«o
him she wet just a «e-
nographer. She kept
locked in her heart her
dreaunl of romance,
Tfcen ont if htr
eyes wtrt optnei—
tnd tht totted th*
stent that brought
him to htr lett.
A glorious romance!
Norma Shearer will
win your heart ai the
girl who made Dan
Cupid toe the mark)
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February 9-10
Rex Beach's
Innocently, she put him in the
hands of the police—furnish
ed them evidence that fitted
the noose around his neck.
And she was his mother,
which makes "THE GOOSE
WOMAN" a picture different
from all others.
February 17-18-19
. ■MUIKER E.R9S present
Based upon the play by
ftruabairnsfathei* t,ArthurEliot
,     ,   Dtrecr-H bal
Charles Reisrwr
Attractions for the
Coming Week _
Across the Pacific," the Warner
picture which shows at the Gaiety
Theatre this week end, February 4th
and 6th, Is a huge spectacular production starring the rough and ready
Monte Blue. It was directed by Roy
Del Ruth, and Is a splendid melodrama built around the love affairs
and adventures of a buck private who
goes with the army to the Phlllipines
to capture the rebel Aguinaldo during
the Spanish-American tvar.
Elinor Glyn's third personally supervised production Is coming to the
Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday and
Thursday, February 9th and 10th. It
Is "Man and Maid," which she adapted
from her novel and which is presented
by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Madame Glyn's Arst production
"Three Weeks" was mostly backgrounded by Italy. That told the
beautiful love story of a Queen.
Her-second feature was "His Hour,"
and presented the vivid story of a
dashing Russian Prince. The locale
was on the desert of Egypt and then
in his own country.
Man and Maid" tells tiie love story
of two unusual English people, Sir
Nicholas Thoromonde and Alathea
Bulteel. All ot the action of the play
takes place In Paris, but the cast for
the most part play English roles.
Victor Schertzinger directed this
production under the supervision of
Madame Glyn. and Lew Cody and
Harriet Hammond head the cast.
Others featured are Alec Francis,
Renee Adoree, Paulette Duval, David
Mir, Gerald Grove, Leonie Lester and
Dagmar Desmond.
Actors turned workmen during tin-
production ot "The Temptress," Cosmopolitan production of Vicente Blasco Ibanez' famous novel playing ut
the Gaiety Theatre next Friday and
Saturday, February 11 and 12; for
Antonio Moreno, Lionel Barrymore
and others did actual laborers' work
in building the great dam filmed in
the South American sequences of tlie
picture. Buenos Ayres, the Paris ot*
the Western hemisphere, furnishes
the settings for spectacular sequences
In this production. Greta Garbo, tho
famous Swedish star, and Moreno
head a notable cast, including Lionel
Barrymore, Roy D'Arcy and others of
note. It is a vivid drama of South
America directed at the M-G-M studio
by Fred Niblo.
Gaiety Theatre
What Is probably the longest scene
ever photographed at (he Mctro-Gold-
wyn-Mayer studios occurs In "His
Secretary," the new Norma Shearur
starring vehicle coming to the Ilo llo
Theatre on Monday, February 1Mb..
The scene concludes the picture
and Norma Shearer aud Lew Cody
appear in lt. Hobart Henley directed
the sequence, and It Is one of the bent
bits of dual pantomlne ever screened.
The scene taky almost Ave minutes
to run. Director Henley believes It is
one of the finest scenes he has ever
"His Secretary" is an original story
by Carey Wilson, and has been adapted to the screen by Hope Lot-ring ami
Louis B. LIghton. Willard Louis.
Mable Van Buren, Karl Dane. Gw?n
Lee, Estelle Clark and Ernest Giilen
complete the cast.
Just what freaks a cowboy who'
goes to the city Indulges himself in
is shown in "A Man Four-Square,"
latest Buck Jones starring vehicle, at
the Ilo-llo Tuesday, Feb. 8th, and at
the Gaiety Theatre Wednesday and
Thursday, Feb. 9th and 10th.
Jones has a marvelous party in his
Chicago apartment, in which a living
room is changed Into a Hawaiian
beach scene with sand, palms, Hawaiian musicians, hula girls, and
everything that could be found on the
beach, except water. After years In
the "great open spaces," Jones decides to have a change. After all tbe
hubbub, excitement and play are over
he finds out his heart is really ln the
West and that that is where he really
belongs, where his true friends aro.
It Is then, that he bids adieu to the
East, if Chicago can truly be called
"East," and treks back to the broad-
rolling and wide-stretching West.
Taken to the police station to tell
what she knows about a murder, a
former opera singer is shocked to
find her son under arrest ns a result
of her false story. This Is one of the
dramatic moments in "The Goose
Woman," a Universal-Jewel which is
to be shown at the Ilo-llo Wednesday
and Thursday, Feb. 9-10. In the cast
are Jack Pickford, Louise Dresser.
Constance Bennett, Spottlswood Aitken, George Cooper, Gustave Von Sey-
fertitz, George Nichols and Marc
The dream of returning to tho old
home town in a big limousine, with
plenty of money, has probably buzzed
In the brain of every young man in
the world at some time or other.
And upon this very common and
youthful ambition is built "Rolling
Home," the Universal production coming to the llo-Ilo Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, Ib built.
Only Reginald, believed by the admiring home (owners to be a millionaire, plays the role of a penniless
young man who has found that the
world Isn't as willing to give up its
fortunes as he had heen led to believe.
He has promised to return home on
his birthday, however, and can't bear
to tell his mother and the villagers
that he is a failure, so, with the help
of a friend, he carries it through by
Dainty little Marlon Dixon plays
the feminine lead opposite the star,
and provides an excellent reason for
Denny's wanting to go back to the
old horn* town.
After having established himself as
filmland's greatest female impersonator. Syd Chaplin has forsaken that
role and swung to the opposite role
of characterization in Warner Bros.'
production of "The Better 'Ole," directed by Charles F. Relsner.
ln "Charley's Aunt," "The Man on
thc Box" and "Oh! What a Nurse" lie
Impersonated successively a prim old
aunt—but with her Jolly momenta, a
kittenish lady's maid, a newspaper
woman and an irresistible nurse,
Now comes a complete change with
"Thc Better 'Ole." As Old Bill Busby.
Bruce Bairnsfather's universally loved
character, Syd Chaplin plays the gruff
old soldier, set in habits and endearing eccentricities, with walrus mustache, Btubby pipe, woolen muffler,
lingeries* mitts, unkempt In appearance but with a tender conscience and
a heart of gold.
"Tho Better 'Ole" has been acclaimed everywhere as the funniest of
war pictures. It comes to the Ilo-llo
Theatre for three days, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, February 17, IS
and 19.
He loved her—the wife of a friend.
She had an lrrcstible charm—and no
soul.   What could he do?
Even If you have to cancel all
previous engagements, don't miss
John Gilbert in "Flesh and the Devil"
which Is coming so the Ilo-llo—soon.
—tlie ulr raid over U'ur-rim*
Pons—the ronumce of a
Millionaire and his Secretary
out/tor of
"3 WEEM"
February 9-10
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FRIDAY, FEBRl'MlY 4, 1927.
In Winter
Best for Vou and
Baby too
Campbell River Resident
Foretold Industrial Development
At Meeting Five Years Ago
The proposed expenditure of fifty
million dollars for industrial development at Campbell River alld Elk Falls,
stories of which have occupied front
will be ADVANCED IN PRICE during February
30 x ,V/i TWIN SEVEN CORD $ 9.35
30 x S'/2 PARAGON  $10.55
30 x 3'/2 4-PLY G.P. TREAD, CORD...$14.90
30 x 3'/2 6-PLY G.P. TREAD, CORD ...$19.05
32 x 4   6-PLY G.P. TREAD, CORD ...$26.55
29 x 4.40 TWIN SEVEN BALLOON ...$12.05
29 x 4.40 G.P. TREAD. i>14.70
31 x 4.40 G.P. TREAD $17.80
Reductions for Cash Purchases
So Buy Now at
Henderson's Garage
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
Night calls: 134X Courtenay
| Oilice: 169 Cumberland.
of distinction
Years of experience, coupled with expert
workmanship and common sense
are at your disposal here.
For really effective printing, go to
The Islander
phone :ir,
page columns of the daily newspapers
for the past two weeks, brings to light
the fact that just five years ago a
far-sighted resident of the River community predicted just sucli development as the Crown Willamette Co.
now contemplates. It was ln March.
1922, that Mr. Arthur Sullivan, then
Campbell River correspondent and
publicity agent, prepared an article
whicli.lie read at one of the community meetings. Though Mr. Sullivan
allowed his enthusiasm to carry him
away at times in the article, It is of
interest to note that his prophecies
concerning the harnessing of Elk
Falls and the establishment of a huge
pulp and paper mill nre about to he
Mr. Sulivan, however, was a few
years early in his dates. He predicted
tliat this development would bo well
on the road to completion by March
To Pajmnuth-Hnvrc-Iiiimloii
Ausonla Fell. 21 Antonla Mar. 7
To Londonderry nnd ('Ins-row
Letitla Feb. 28, Mar. 28
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Auranla Mar. 14, Apr. 11
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Caronia Feb. 19 Alaunia Feb. 20
To Cherbourg and Soiilliiiinplnii
Aqultanla Feb. 2fi, Mar. 19, Apr. 20
Bcrengarla Mar. 12, Apr. 5, 27
•Mauretanla Apr.  13. May 4, 25
To Londonderry nnd Glasgow
Letitla Feb. 28       Camcronia Mar. 12
To Plymouth-Havre-London
Ausonla Feb. 19 Antonla Mar. y
To Queenstown nnd Liverpool
Caronla Feblb. 20, Mar. 20
• Calls at Plymouth, Eastbound
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rales. Full Information from locnl agents or Company's Offices, 622 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B. C.
of 1925. and therefore dated his paper
as though it were being written at
that time. The writer died in the Fall
of 1922. and general regret Is being
expressed In Campbell River today
that he did not live to see tlle fulfillment or all that lie fondly hoped
for.   The article In full follows:
Marcli 22, 1925
"Just three years ago tonight, on
the evening of March 22nd, 1922, many
of the residents of Campbell River
gatherer? at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Slguard Hage for the purpose of a
social reunion, practising and singing
many old time choruses. This gathering was known as the-Community
Singing Club which today counts Its
members by the hundreds, still under
the able supervision of the ltev. Mr.
Scott. Nobody on thnt calm and
beautiful March evening could have
possibly visualized tlie wonderful
transformation that was to take place
In such a short time, and who of us
that might would have prophesied
that the Community Sing would lie
held practically on the same ground
but in the sixth story of the lingo
Block, overlooking tlie magnificent
main street with Its fine slore embankments and Its rows of skyscrapers stretching from Crawford's De-
partniental Store ut Cnmphelton to
the huge biscuit factory on what at
one time was the site of Murphy and
McDonald's camp. Again, who could
havo even dreamt that seven large
ocean liners would he docked here in
one day. taking on cargoes of pulp,
timber and agricultural products for
I lie markets of the world?
"On what now stands tlie town hall
was the residence of Jlr. Chas. Thulin.
where the Community Club met on
ninny occasions. The big wooden
store near the wharf was soon replaced by a seven storey building In
which are now found numerous doctors' and lawyers' offices, with a
sprinkling of brokers and commission
men. On the spot where tlie old
Pioneer Block used to stand is the
ofiice building nf tlie Campbell Rival
Power * and Trainway Company, of
Which Alderman Huge is now the
honored president. On the adjoining
lot where Jim McNeil used to tie up
his high-powered Ford, now slands
headquarters of the London and Lancashire Pulp Company, who are now
shipping three hundred tons of their
product daily to Europe and the
Orient. Tho shack across tlie way
has been allowed to remain and as
everybody knows is the Museum and
will likely remain for years to come
as one of lhe old landmarks.
"The tearing down of the old Willows Hotel was quickly accomplished
after the news that engineers and
surveyors had arrived at Duncan Bay
and there was every evidence that at
last the big Elk Falls were about to
be harnessed and it behoved tlie pro
prietor to rush up the eight storey
building to accommodate the people
that soon filled the hostel to capacity.
It is said that the New Willows is the
most up-to-date hotel in all Canada,
and the only one having a twenty
piece orchestra, at present under the
leadership of one of our old community members, Mr. G. S. Metcalfe,
playing both afternoons and evenings.
Behind the hotel where the garage
and gas house used to stand, a large
four storey building stands, tlle street
being renamed Lilelana Boulevard.
The building is now housing the telegraph people of which Mr. S. Wallace
is the general superintendent.
"Nobody could believe that the hospital could have undergone such
drastic changes from a two storey
wooden building to the eight storey
brie!: and stone edilice that stands on
the old site today! It will bo noted
that Miss Robson Is still the matron,
while Miss Hunter has been given the
management of the big sanatorium at
the Elk Falls, near the electric power
Plant. Doctor Shaw's and the residence of Mrs. Smith have long since
disappeared and in their places are
two business blocks occupied by
Batons and Simpsons. The street in
front of these latter places Is now
known as Tyee Street. Up along the
road to Forbes Landing, where local
people and isitors used to haunt the
quiet nooks of this lcality, is now a
vast avenue lined on both sdies by
Iron manufacturing shops, smelters,
sawmills, canneries, besides a hundred or more smaller industrial institutions. Spare Forbes a longer article
on lhls wonderful transformation at
the present tiiue.
"Lastly, who ever thought that the
Capitol of British Columbia would bo
changed from Victoria to Campbell
River and the legislative building
erected at the corner of Main and
Fitzgerald Avenues? And lastly for
the second time, it is wortliy^of note
Unit the Educational Department of
the Government has wisely decided lo
build the University of Vancouver
Island ou Widdowson Heights, and is
now under the direction of tlie yohng
lady from whom tiie name of the
Institution Is taken. Scholars and
members of the faculty have no difficulty these days in reaching the
giddy heights, as an aerial car from
the top of the Telegraph Building
whisks them to their destination in
the twinkling of an eye. And lastly,
the final, a six storey building, now
used as a radiophone factory, is'doing
a howling business on tlie site of the
Olaf Holsh bungalow."
This advertisement is not published or displayed by
Liquor Control Board or by th' Government of B.C.
Mr. J. Olanville relumed on Satin-
day from a short visit to the city.
Sister Mary Kathleen, of the
Lourdes Hospital, is at present visiting In Victoria and Vancouver.
Father Quinlan returned recently
from a short visit to Vancouver and
the States.
.Mr. and Mrs. James English have
taken residence at tiie Campbelton
Dr. and Mrs. R. Zelgler entertained
at bridge Friday evening, tlie following being present:. Father Quinlan.
Mr. C. II. Fitzgerald. Jllss Sheila Fitzgerald. Mr. und Mrs. J. Bell, Mrs. 1-1
Pidcock, Mr. Reg. Pldcock Sr., MI3S
Nora Smith, Miss B. Landry, Miss ti
Smith. Rupert Fitzgerald and Reg.
Pidcock Jr. Father Quinlan was the
winner of the gentlemen's first "prize,
while Mrs. J. Bell won ladies' first.
Mr. Charles Greany left Tuesday
morning for Rock Bay.
Mr. Walter Sutherland, of Upper
Campbell Lake, is at present visiting
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Forbes, of Forbes
Promotion List Of
The Cumberland
Public School
(Continued from page 1)
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Service nt-—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
and Pneumonia
Neglected bronchial colda arc dangerous. Stop them inntanthj with
Buckley's Mixture, Its action in re-
Heving tlie cough and clearing the
lubes Is amazingly swift—and sure.
All druggists sell "Buckler's" under
a positive guarantee. Buy a bottle \
\ today, and be safe.
W. K. Buckley, Limited,
142 Mutual St., Toronto 2
,     Acts Ilk* t ttasn—
• .'nil. lip neon* II
bara Martin and Irene Oyama (equal).
John Earl Bannerman, Enis Bonora,
Jessie Robb, Bryson Parnham, Chi-
yoko Suglmorl, Wilbert Auchterlonle
and Richard Kirkham and Jack Pat-
tinson (all equal), Jackie Marpole and
Shigera Vaguiclii (equal), David Marshall, Sidney Hunt, Muriel Thompson,
Ilugliie Irvine, Clifford  Webber.
Promoted from Sr. Si lo Jr. li (names
ln order of merit)—Lem Hing, David
iiuniten, Jackie Morrison, Alex Somerville. Hei-omitsu Saito, John Robeit-
■ion. Margaret Wostneld, Willie Home,
Preston Bruce. Harold Hughes. Doris
Drew, Muy Graham, Clyde Lewis.
Division ii, Grades  I and ">
B. M. Bickle, teacher. No. ou roll
41), percentage ol attendance 81.1, tlo.
of kites 7, perfect attendances 8.
Promoted from Gr. r> Jr. to Gr. 5
Sr.—Madge Bryan, Josie Wong, Audrey Phillips, Yoshitoshi Kawata, Gee
Doon, Mitsu Obara, Tsuglno Malsu-
kiuo, Sheginl Maruya. Gertie Davis,
Johnnie Mali, Arthur Wong. Margaret
Marpole, Lome Murdock, .Muriel
Shortt, Yuichl Kishimoto, Marion
Webber, Peter Bono, Kato Oyama,
Masai**! Kaga, Margaret Drummond,
Leland Bafinerman, Takaankl Ogaka.
Robert Logan, Mitsu Iliiyai-li, Etlie
Buchanan. On trial—William Brown,
William Cloulier", William Prior and
Peter Dickinson.
Promoted from Gr. 4 Sr. to Gr. 5
Jr.—Ada Tso, Bessie Brown, Alice
Brown, Cheung Wong, Jean Quinn,
Yacko Obara, SUBUtnu Kawagulchi.
Ecliiro Sliii, James Williams.
Division a
E. M. Hood, teacher. No. on roll
38. percentage of attendance 77.18,
lates 3, perfect attendances 7.
Promoted from Sr. 4 to Jr. 5 (In
order of merit)—Teruko Kiyonaga,
Audrey DeCouer, Kiso Sora, Stanley
Lawrence, Margaret Bovoi'tdge, Doreen Bickerton, Masahlko Tatorishl.
Mary Coleman, Ynsus'ii Yamashl,
Gladys Miller. Sliori Kiyonaga. Alex
Mosey, Margaret. Williams, William
Johnston, Cordon Robertson, Tommy
Wong, Willie Slaughter, Klyoshl Okuda, Dudley Keeler, Willie Combs,
Betty Malpass, Gwen Abrnms, Richard
Bates, Wardeha Thompson.
Promoted from Jr. 4 to Sr. 4 (in
order of merit)—Haruo Nakano,
Wong Ying, Jean Dunsire, Isobel
Vincent, Ina Robertson, Shizeo Mat-
suniaza, Violet Robertson, James
Monks, Sammy Armstrong, Billle Merrifield, Harry Waterfleld, Herbert
MncRa .
Division S. Grades II Mr. and I Jr.
G. M. McFadyen. teacher. No. on
roll 40, percentage of attendance 80.1,
lates 7. perfect attendances 12.
\ Promoted from Qr. 4 Jr. to 4 Sr.—
i Rose Marocchi, Yasuharll Kadoguclii,
Tommy MacMillan, Billy Pattlnson,
.Mary Baird. Joe Aida. Roddy Selfe,
Irene Jackson, Harry Fong, Cheung
Ming, Mayshi Kimoto. Mary Mobley,
Editli Hughes. David Davis. Chrissle
Edwards, Kejbi Kiyonaga, Margaret
Herd, Arnold Bonora. Charles Low,
Jimmy Fong, Alice Jackson, John
Dickinson. Drl Saito.
Promoted from Gr. 3 Sr. to 4 Jr.—
Freddy Martin, Heroshi Ogakl, Lily
Tobacco, Myrtle Webber, Mitsuru
Herosi. Thelma Freloni. Tsugio iwasa, Deslay Harrison. Billy Westflold,
George Simpson, David Hell, Marie
Buchanan) Irene Bonora.
Division 9, Grade »
C. Carey, teacher. No. on roll 42.
percentage of attendar.ee 71.8, lates 7,
perfect attendances 3.
Honor list Sr. 3—Margaret Home,
Gladys Colling. Daryl Thompson (progress). Jr. 3—Bitty O'Brien, Masako
Iwasa. Shunko Saito, Jean Somerville
Promoted from Gr. Sr. ,1 to Jr. 4—
Susutni Uchlda, Kiyoka Kiyona, Margaret Hbrne, Gladys Colling. Nellie
Ramsell, Jack Boag, Mabel Somerville, Billy Irvine, Sakae Fiijimolo.
Hldeko Tsureka, Daryl Thompson,
Tosliiki Kag... Bruno Mortal ti.
Promoted from Gr. Jr. 3 to Sr. 3—
Masr.ka Iwasa, Betty O'Brien, Hanayo
Nakagulclli, Charlie Choe, Shunko
Saito. Jean Somerville. Arthur Ramsell. K-.i7.uo Iwaca, Willlo Conn, Margaret Shi tt. Suraeyo Okuda, Selchl
Kishimoto,   Hatsue   Yainazahi,   Sam
(Continued on  Page Five)
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
;- niu yi'-n'ij.'Kj
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. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1927.
Promotion List Of
Public School
(Continued from page 4)
Roblv wftfrcd Jackson, Hugh Miller,
Jackie Mali, Muriel Taylor, Cleo Gibson,
Division IU, Grades 2 Jr. nnd 2 Sr.
P. Hunden. teacher. No. on roll 38,
percentage of attendance 74.3; lates
li, perfect attendances 6.
Honor list, Jr. 2—Albert Hicks,
Norma Cavallero, William Ramsell.
Sr. 2—Haruheko Tateishi, Lem Quia,
Masaka Hara.
Promoted from Gr. 2 Sr. to 3 Jr.—
Cumberland Supply Store
'Rickson's Old Stand Dunsmuir Avenue
: OUR CREED—We believe our goods to be the best on
the market.   Our prices shall never exceed a fair
margin of profit.   At any time and every time we give
you the benefit of reduced price.
Compare these prices.   Cash and Carry Only
Gem Lye, 2 tins for  23c
None Such Stove Polish, per bottle '.  18c
Ammonia, quart bottles  :.. 19c
White Swan Soap, 6 bars for  25c
Fels Naptha Soap, per carton  80c
Royal CroWn-Washing Powder, large  27c
Regal Table Salt, each   12c
Sesqui Matches, per package  45c
Royal Baking Powder, 12-oz., per tin  51c
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2's, per tin  13c
Royal Purple Tomatoes, Zt/$a, per tin  15c
Quaker Peas and Corn, per tin  16c
Libby's Corn Beef, l's,  28c
Heinz Tomato Soup, 2 for .-  23c
H. P. Sauce, per bottle  31c
Cow Brand Baking Soda, per pkg  13c
Quaker Corn Flakes, 3 for  35c
Saanich Clams, l's   19c
Kellogg's Corn Flakes, 3 for   40c
White Star Yeast Cakes, each    7c
Shredded Wheat, per pkg ,  15c
2 in 1 Black and Brown Shoe Polish, 2 for  23c
LOT 1—49-lb Sack of Flour, 20-tb Granulated Sugar,
and 1-tb Blue Ribbon Tea,      - d»r AA
All for   tPU.UU
LOT 2—I-Ib Bulk Tea, 1-lb Fresh Ground d»-| AC
Coffee and 10-lbs. Gr. Sugar, all for  tpl.t/t)
LOT 3—1-lb Nabob Tea, l-lt> Nabob Coffee, 2 Horse
Shoe Salmon, 2 Quaker Corn Flakes, 2 Quaker Peas,
2 Quaker Corn, 2 Royal Purple Tomatoes (2's), 1 of
Quick Quaker (China) Oats, 2 St. Charles Milk (tall)
1 Shredded Wheat, I Rogers' Golden dJJ QC
Syrup (2's), all for       •Jti±»VO
LOT 4—1 Baking Soda, 1 Magic Baking Powder 12-oz.,
2 White Star Yeast Cakes, 2" Shaker Salt, 2 Seedless
Raisins, 2 pkgs. Choice Currants, 2-lb d»rt AA
Prunes, 1-tb tin Crisco; all for ,... •$&•""
LOT 5—A batch of the world famous Heinz Goods—
1 Tomato Caesup, 1 32-pz. bot. Malt Vinegar, 2 cans
Tomato Soup, 1 Chili Sauce, 1 Worcestershire Sauce,
1 Salad Dressing, 1 bot. Pickles (your d»0 QC
choice), 1 bot. Prepared Mustard; all for «D^i«Otl
Phone 155 Phone 155
I Haruheko Tateishi, Lem Quia, Masaka
Hara, Bill Hunden. Violet Scavardo,
Edna Williams. George Nicholas. Mltsuo Kishimoto, Fumoka Matsubachi,
Esther Logan, Ueanna Williams, Annie Brown.
Promoted from Gr. 2 Jr. to Gr. 3—
Albert Hicks.
Promoted from Gr. 2 Jr. to 2 Sr.—
Norma Cavallero, William Ramsell
Sakae Aida, Keen Mah, Bobbie Rutherford, Ronald Spooner, Eiiehi Yoshi-
kuma, Minoru Nakanashi, Blllle Walker, Gilbert Davis, Viola Martinelli,
David Logan, Oswald Wycherley, Lillian Linburg, Andy Coleman, Kitty
Division 11
J. E. Rqbertson, teacher. No. on
roll 39, percentage of attendance 69.9,
lates 1, perfect attendances 4.
.Honor list, Jr. 2—Cameron Wilson,
Bertie Marshall, Lilian Docherty, Tetsuo Aoki. Sr. 1—Leone Brown and
Margaret Armstrong (equal), Marcus
Promoted from Jr. 2 to Jr. 3—Cameron Wilson.
Promoted from Gr. Jr. 2 to Sr. 2—
Bertie Marshall, Tetsuo Aoki, Lilian
Docherty, Nobako Yano, Kaneko Tahara, Kiyomi Ampi, Bessie Carney,
Jessie Robertson, Ruth Bates, Fanny
Toi, Tsney Oshl, Dorothy Hunt. John
Promoted from Gr. Sr. 1 to Jr. 2—
Leone Brown, Margaret Armstrong,
Marcus Grant, Charlie Scavardo.
Dorothy Prior, Dorothy Lobley, Marie
Jackson, Tommy Conti, Graham Holland, Albert Watson, Phylis Robertson, Betty Brown, Vera Wrigley, Beatrice   Braes,   Mario   Galeazzl,   Lizzie
P.P. Harrison, M. LA.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay             Phone  258
Local Offlce
Cumberland Hotel ln Evenings.
Telephone  115R  or  24
Dental Surgeon
Ofllce Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Solex Lamps
15 watt, each  $ .32
25 watt, each  32
40 watt, each  32
50 watt, each 32
60 watt, each  .37
60 watt, inside frosted, each. $ .45
75 watt, gas filled, each  55
100 watt, gas filled, each  65
150 watt, gas filled, each  85
200 watt, gas filled, each  1.15
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a Vi-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., antl by State and Municipal Bureaus of Waer and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, coudi
tional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records wlll be granted covering
only laud suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not timber-
land, i.e., currying over 5,000 board
feet per acre w est of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vi.cant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
tor agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land is $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands in given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites ou
timber land, rot excoedlug 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may bc leased as homesltos,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtained after residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province Is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grnzing permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Fret, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
Baird.   Herbert   Woods,   Darcy   Harrison, Eleanor Webster, Alfred Bouch.
Division 12, Grades 111 and IA
C. Richardson, teacher. No. on roll
15 in Gr. IB, 12 in Or. IA; percentage
of attendance 68.95, lates 0, perfect
attendances o.
Honor list, Gr. IB—Masato Sora.
Hideo Malsukura, Kiikuichiro Suyama. Gr. IA -George Ogakl, Annie
Tong, Miyoki  Kadngauchi,
Promoted from Gr . IU to Gr. IA-
Sawako Ikegami, Shizue Kato, Yosli-
ina Kimura, Hideo .Malsukura, Masato
Sora, Kaktiieliiro Suyama, Minoru
Uchida, Jenny Cheung, Maimie Chow.
Yoshina Kimoto, Shinyn Tateyama.
Promoted from Gr. IA to Gr. 2B—
Kikuye Fuzlmoto, Iwao I-Ianadii, Miyoki Kadagauchi. Jessie Mali, George
Ogakl. Annie Tong.
Division 13, tirade III
Eva G. Drader. teacher, No. on roll
38, percentage of attendance 67, lates
5, perfect attendances 4.
Honor list—Evelyn Stacey, Guy
Curwin, Margaret James, Gordon Devoy, Peggy Roberts, Jackie Williams.
Promoted from Gr. Ill to Gr. IA—
Chester Bonora, Louis Buchanan,
Lizzie Conn, Guy Curwin, Gordon
Devoy, Hazel Gordon. Pauline Harrison, Margaret James, Eric .Martin,
John Martin, Irene O'Brien, Norman
Ruga,, Peggy Roberts, Christine Robertson, Dennis Shields, Dorothy Smith,
Evelyn Stacey, Hugh Strachan, Dorothy Thomson, Robert Weir, Edith
Williams, Jackie Williams. Mary Cuss,
George High. Jimmy Jackson. Jimmy
Leighton, Marguerite Goodall. on
trial—Frank Mobley. Jimmy Small,
Davedina Derbyshire. Willie Robertson,  Ethel  Shelltto,  Barbara   McNeil.
(Continued from Page One)
Thirty years ago the Lake George
Mine at Canberra, N. S. Wales, was n
prosperous copper mine. Then the
ore changed from copper to lead-zinc.
In those days there was no known
process for treating such ore. The
mine was shut down and abandoned
as useless, aitbough it had reserves
of 200,0(111 tons of this complex ore In
a vein 20 to 30 ft. in width.
Now tlie Camp Bird Company of
London, formerly operating the Camp
Bird Mine in Colorado, has acquired
control of Lake George Mine, and te
reopening it after it had been forgotten for over a quarter of a century.
What greater tribute is lliere to
metallurgical progress than the history of this mine?
Don't Walk
Just call
and we'll give you the best for
the least.
Cer. 5th nnd Dunsmuir.
Phone 122 Cumberland
For Best Quality
i few thkij;ks
Annie: "Are you cold with the
Lai Mac: "No. I m kilt with the
Oh deah, wouldn't it be terrible tn
have a Scotch teacher fresh from
Aberdeen to mark our exams!
Conrod: "Say, when I look at you,
1 believe in evolution."
JoBephine; "Huh! When 1 look a'
you. it seems us if vou haven't evolve,'
We want to know why the sheik:-.
congregate iu front of the Sugar Bowl
(Henderson's) on Sunday nights just
before church.
What, happens when an irrestible
lone meets an immovable object?
Abk McQraw.
Leland:   "There are an  awful  loi
of girls  who don't want to marry."
Helen:    "How do you know?"
Leland:    "I  have asked them."
The attempt to teach the theory o£
the Organic Evolution of man in
associated nowadays wilh the repeti
tion of Scopes farcial trial and Ih*
denounced by the reactionary thinkers of to-day and condemned from h
thousand platforms as the enemy of
man and Ood. As a matter of fact,
lhe evolutionist)!' theory of the
descent, of man has absolutely no
relation to religion, but the social
evolution of man certainly has. The
>'alue of evolution in the schools In
that iL gives the student a greater
Insight Into biology, and that It provider ihe student with a knowledge
of living organisms of whicli in the
present age they are singularly uninformed, especially as regards theii
own  bodies.
Those who think evolution Is synonymous with monkeys will be dis-
appointed, und more so if they read
Darwin. This idea of evolution is not
new. We lind fragmentary traces of
it in the philosophies of the Greeks.
Aniximander declared that "man is
like any other animal in the beginning." A shrewd guess, now a fact;
a truth which forms part of the Law
of Uiogcnesis. Tlie next contributor
to evolution was Linnaeus, the 'great
naturalist, who discovered the binary
nomenclature principle, which formed
a great advance in botany. He was.
however, restrained by theological
influence of his day or he might have
done more for evolution.
It was Lummurek, who In spite of
the interference of the church, boldly
proclaimed the theory of the transformation of the species. This theory
la that all existing species descended
from ancestors were in a vast number
if cases, and ultimately in all, very
different from their present forms,
nnd that this difference is due not to
Lhe total extinction of the previous
pedes by cataclysms and Divine
creation of new ones, as Cuvrier
asserted, hut because previous species
changed in adapting themselves to a
new environment. In other words.
ihe species were not fixed and immutable as they came from the hands of
an alleged creator, but were the products of. environment extending over
immense periods of time. Naturally
the question arose: Hy what process?
Charles Darwin answered that ques-
tinn. The following is Lammarek's
1. Every change iu environment
creates new needs.
'J. These new needs compel them
lo adopt new habits and they will
produce and develop new organs.
3.    Development   or   disappearance
of organs depends on use or disuse.
4.   The effects of use or disuse are
transmitted hereditarily.
| But he unfortunately employed the
"stretching"    idea    to    explain    hla
I theory, e.g. snake. Thi%, of course,
was ridiculed but It does not affect
his theory in general. Neither the
"stretching"   idea   of   Lammarcks   or
, Darwin's equally unfortunate Theory
of Pangenesis are taken seriously.
But Darwin's great fame rests on his
discovery of "natural selection." The
answer to "by what process is this
theory formulated" follows: (1) Variation, (2) Heredity, (3) Survival of
the fittest.
The chief honors fall to the two
sciences, Ontogeny and Phylogeny.
These are mentioned because it is hy
comparing them that their full significance appears. It Is a great discovery of science and a proof of
evolution that the whole proceBB of
the development of the human race
from the lowest form which is the
subject matter of Phylogeny, is reproduced in brief in the development
of the embryo of the Individula. This
is called the Law of Biogenesis.
(To be continued)
Next week will show how Natural
Selection works, and the meaning of
Variation and Heredity.
The Practical White Tailor
The Crows Nest Pass Coal Company
is making a big bid for Uie Spokane
retail coal market. Bunlrcrs are now
under course of erection, the work
being under the supervision of Lewis
Pollock of Fernie. A screening plant
is also heing installed near the bunkers so that both screened and slack
coal can he supplied. The plant is
located in a very convenient place on
the O. N. lines not far from tha
Car   leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meetB  boat at  Union  Day.
Our 1 tining Room offers good food
good   service,   reasonable  charges
King George Hotel
Fresh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons
;  (;miil)erlar}(l 1
is ..   . ■ i
1'mmis Strum Heated gj
ff,  MIllltlKIK.LD, Prop.
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland* B.C.
'Practieal Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' hair cut. any stylo 60c
Children's hair cut any style 3Do
Puzzle No. 250
Take a receptacle for eggs, add a
quantity of paper, subtract a small
body of water, add a low piece of
land, subtract a beverage, add a
country, subtract a tin container, and
the resulting letters will spell Nevadu.
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Puzzle No. 251
Farmer Smith and his wife Bay that
the race suicide scare is of no account
down their way, as they have fifteen
" ildrcn horn at intervals of one year
and a half. Miss Pocahontas, the
eldest of the children, who is reluctant ahout mentioning her age, admits
she is seven times older than Captain
John, Jr., the youngest of the brood.
Can you assist ihe census men in
figuring out the age of Miss Pocahontas?
Puzzle No. 252
The answer to each of the following questions is a word containing
somewhere a "cat."
What cut means a kind of flower?
What cat means a whip?
What, eat means involved?
What cat means to form a judgment
What eat means the act of publishing?
What cat means to choke?
What cat means to abandon?
What cat means beseeching?
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Puzzle No. 253
Take a piece of drawing room furniture, add a member of the porcine
family, subtract a vehicle, subtract
two meshes, add a nut, subtract a
cereal and the resulting letters will
spell IOWA.
Puzzle No. 254
in a championship go-as-you-please
race, three contestants started off at
the respective speeds of 8, 17 and '1ft
feet per second, and whon they first
came neck nnd neck together they
needed 260 feet lo complete a lap.
Whal was the circumference of the
oval track?
Additional  puzzles,  as   well as the
answers to the foregoing, will appear
in this column next week.
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AiLMvers to Last Week** Muzzle
No, 246—This problem is readily
solved by working backward, when it
is revealed that 1 must have started
with I860, the baron had $80 and the
count $140.
After tho first round I had left $40,
Iho count and tho baron each doubting their piles and having then $2SO
and 9100 respectively, After tin* second round 1 had $80, the baron $320
aud the count $80. Then the count
and I each doubled our money at tho
expense of the baron, and we were
each left with $160, aud I was thu
only loser, to tho extent of $100,
No. 240 DOTE) plus BTONH minus
VEST minus ONE plus GLOBE minus
LOBE equals DOO.
No. HIT li: the walking match P.
can readily In- seen tbat Dennis travels ut tho rate of a mile in seven and
a half minutes, while Mike would go
ul the rate of a mile in eight minutes.
.Mike would go the ftuir miles, therefore, iu 82, but being allowed a handicap of two minutes just ties with Dennis, who would do the four mites in
30 minutes.
No, 248   Alas Aaron always nrguos.
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Excellent Cuisine
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We have on view a smart assortment of New Rayon
Dress Goods, Silk Crepes, and quite a number
of Novelty Dress Fabrics.
New Broadcloths which have come to take their place
as a staple article rather than a novelty, and our new
lines comprise some very attractive and good-looking
fabrics; also quite an assortment of plain colors. This
is the time to get your choice and have them made ere
the fine days arrive,
Rayon Ginghams have also come to ho looked upon more or less
as a staple line, nnd we have some new coloring In that way.
New Naincheck for Underwear—One of the nicest and
most adaptable kind of goods, in Pink, Helio, Blue and
White, double width and really cheap. Per yd  30*r>
Spring cleaning will be here anyday and one of the
things that must look well is your floor coverings. We
are featuring a line of Linoleums 12 feet wide, that
will cover your whole floor without any joins. See
our patterns.
A new assortment of Lino Rugs as well as Oilcloth
Rugs, suitable for bedrooms, as well as other rooms.
The prices are way down on these lines.
In loving memory of my dear hus-
"Rastus, your dog seems to be in
hand, Thomas Edward Williams, whoj    "Nosuh, he ain't in pain—he's just
was hilled in a mine explosion at No. I lazy."
I .Mine. February 8th, 1923. |    "But surely  he must be suffering
or he wouldn't howl like that."
"Jen'  plumb  laziness, jes'  laziness
Personal Mention
OYEZ!     OYEZ!     The    old    time
dances    In    the    Ilo-llo    Hall    are
still being held every Saturday night
and are going better than ever.
Mrs. Lisle Coleman, ot* Seattle, is
at present in Cumberland on a visit
to her father, Mr. J. T. Brown Sr.
* •   *
Mr. Jack Thayer, brother-in-law of
Mr. H. E. Murray, was a visitor in
town during the week.
*.   *   *
Miss Agnes McKnight, of Vancouver, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. John
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham entertained at Bridge on the evening of
Tuesday last.
* *   «
Mrs. D. Walker, an old time resident of Cumberland, who has been a
patient In the Cumberland General
Hospital, is making fine progress towards recovery.
* *   •
The Rev. A. De L. Nunns, of St.
Mary's Church, Oak Bay, Victoria. Is
the guest of his parents, the Rev. and
Mrs. E. Nunns.
Miss Edith Horbury spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Jlrs.
J. Horbury, returning to Soutli Wellington Sunday evening.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Horbury was a visitor to
Nanaimo last Sunday, returning home
Wednesday evening.
* *   *
Mr. W. Henderson Sr. was a visitor
to Victoria Monday last, going down
to see his son, George, who is a
patient In the Jubilee Hospital.
Mr. Max Blunt, of Weeks Motors,
Nanaimo, was a visitor to Cumberland today.
A Birthday party will be held by the
Ladies' Aid of Cumberland United
Church, February 23rd. in the Church
"This day brings hack memories
Of a loved one gone to rest,
And   those  who  think  of him  today
Are ilio.-e who loved him best."
Sadly missed hy his wife and family. Courtenay Road.
In loving memory of my dearly be-
loved husband, Alexander Robertson,
who was killed In an explosion at No.
1 .Mine, Cumberland, on February 8th,
I! 23,
Four years have passed away with
hearts still sore.
We are thinking of you today,
Thinking of the past;
Picturing you in memory
Jus! as we saw you last.
Sadly missed hy his loving wife and
children: Bevan. B. C.
Cumberland United Church
Minister; Uev. J. R. Hewitt, B.A.
Sunday, February 6th, 1927
11  a.m.—"God's  Workmanship."
7  p.m.—Speaker;  Dr.  W. G. Wilson,
of First United Church, Victoria.
-he's sitting on a thislte."
I hog to say, that for the convenience of thc Public my Law Ofiice at
Courtenay will be open every day,
Wednesdays only excepted, during my
attendance at the ensuing Session,
and that I wlll He in personal attendance at each week-end, Those desiring to get in touch with me may do
so at the Office.
P. P. Harrison, M.L.A.
'ITS FOR SALE—Pure bred Cocker
Spaniels. Splendid retrievers. Also
Bonny Oak coal heater. C. Sturrup,
Courtenay Rood, Arden. 2t.
FOR SAXE—FORD Runabout Truck.
$75.00 cash. Also good Table Turnips. For information phone 86L.
Cumberland. lt
A mass meeting of the employees
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir*, Ltd., wlll be held in the
Band Hall on Sunday, February ti,
at 2:30 p.m. Business: To hear
report of meeting with Minimum
Wage Board.
(Signed) \V. HENDERSON Jr..
A delightful surprise party was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Irvine. Pendrlth Avenue, on Wednesday  evening in  honor of their  son,
Hugh.   Immediately after the shouting of "Surprise!   Surprise!" at  thc
door, the boys and girls made themselves at home, and Indulged In many
games, Miss Beatrice Cavellero being
winner In the bean contest, and Master George Strachan taking flrst prize
for the  boys.   The others  were not
disappointed, as they all  received a
hig rooster lolly-pop, and immediately
after  all  sat down  to  a  well-laden i
supper table, with lots of good things
to eat.   The table was nicely decorated with mauve, white and red flowers, and Mrs. James Irvine, Mrs. Thos. I
Baird and Miss Bella Baird presided, i
After supper a few songs were sung, j
and there was also dancing, the boys '
and   girls   then   returning   to   their
homes, after all expressing that they
had spent a very jolly evening.
The guests included Misses Beatrice
Cavellero, Eddie Cavellero, Dorothy
Gordon, Margaret Smith, May Smith,
Margaret Westfield, Dllys Williams,
Chrissle Robertson, Elizabeth Baird,
Margaret Baird, and Masters Tommy
Robertson. Alden Francescini, George
Strachan, Willie Irvine. Hugh Irvine.
"Ole Bill." who by the way will be
in Cumberland soon In "The Better
Ole." coined the following phrase during the late wur: "If you know of n
better 'ole. go to lt." We copy 'Ole
Bill and say: "If you know of a better
dance than the old time dance In the
Ilo-llo on Saturday, go to it!"
atBsaBat^^.^^.^BBB.MmM.'.^M^a'-.^^c.-i^a.j i
Warlng's Pcnnsylvanians
"THE RIFF SONG" (Fox Trot)
Victor Orchestra
"NOLA"—(Whistling with Piano)
Carson Robinson
Hart House Quartette  (String)
Fritz Kreisler
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
Manual Training
In Local Schools
(Continued from page 1)
A meeting of First Aid members,
both male and female, will he held on
Monday. February 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in
the First Aid Hall. Business: Election of lady officers. All members
are requested to attend.
A real St. Valentine Dance will be
held In the Uo-IIo hall on Friday,
February 1Kb, under auspices of the
Cumberland Intermediate Basketball
Club. A real good time is assured,
as tlie committee in charge is preparing a number of novelty dances, and
the St. Valentine spirit will prevail—
everybody wlll he happy. Lots of fun
for all who come! Plump's Orchestra will supply the music, and the admission price has been placed at $1
for gentlemen and 25c for ladies.
Dancing from 9:30 to 2 a.m.
s —;3K=ijr-MEMSESJ35=SMKES3^^
Clearance Sale
FORD SEDAN—1926 model, di.se wheels, hiilloon tirea,
mechanically perfect, Atwater-Kent ignition, Ruck-
stell Axle, Paint etc. like new; -iliKQCI
Clearance Sale price    tpOOO
CHEVROLET ROADSTER—new (ires, paint etc. very
good, in perfect running order; *3i/IO*f>
a real buy at      tyQuu
FORD DELIVERY—Starter, new battery, good paint,
Xow Top and Back, tires all Al; (J»-| QA
A snap at      tDlt/U
Ford Tourings, Chevrolet Tourings, Overland Tourings
at exceptionally low prices.
before deciding on your New Car.
I'hone 25 Agents Phone 25
Through the action of last year's
City Council, members of Cumberland's Volunteer Fire Brigade are now
insured, when on duty, with' the B. C.
Workmen's Compensation Hoard. This
was confirmed by letter from the
Board, same being read at Mondays
council meeting. "On duty" specifies
either actual participation at a Are or
participation at practices, so that
accidents befalling any of tlie members nt either of the above mentioned
occasions  will lie duly compensated.
In connection with the Fire Department, the city clerk read an Invitation
which asked the Council to attend as
a whole the annual Firemen's banquet
which Is to be held this (Friday)
evening. Mayor Maxwell expresed the
hope that all would accept. One
other communication, from the School
Board, asked for n preliminary estimate to cover the January expenses,
and this was granted.
Bills and accounts to tlie amount of
$780.48 wcre referred to the finance
committee and Aid. Parnham reported
the following bank balances: general
account, (7464,77; school acount,
$663.11; snvlngs account. $155.25.
.School Coal Hauling lllsrussed
Aid. Henderson, chairman of the
Board of Works, explained that lie
had engaged Mr. P. McNlven to truck
a car of conl to the schools, as the
city teamster had his hands full with
thc cleaning up of city refuse. Mr.
McNiven, however, had hauled 7 tons
and then stopped because he could
get no more into the coal chute without trimming, and this hitter was obviously not up to blm, nor would the
school janitor do lt. The Council
decided to have the city teamster haul
the balance of the coal, with Instructions to put all he could down the
chutes and dump the balance as near
to the schools as possible. This was
recorded as a motion, and It was also
decided to send a copy lo the School
Several other minor business Items
kept tho meeting In session until after
!) o'clock.
Under the auspices of the United
Church Badminton Club, a St. Valentine Tea will be held in the Church
Hail (formerly Methodist Church) on
Wednesday afternoon, February 9th,
1927, from 3 to 6 p.m. Home cooking
stall Candy stall and Fish Pond.
Last evening at about 9:15 o'clock,
the home of Jlr. and Mrs. T. Herd.
Koyston Road, was burned completely
to thc ground, nothing being saved.
Tlie Cumberland Fire Department was
called out, hut by this time the fire
had too great a hold and the firemen
were powerless to do anything. Although the home, a frame structure,
Is nearly two miles from Cumberland,
the glare In the sky was plainly discerned here.
not arrive until after eight o'clock, so
that the Cumberland Board was enabled to transact other pressing
business before this hour. A cheque
for $10.00 was received from the j
Strathcona Trust Fund, with lnstruc-'
tions to use this sum for procuring a
suitable trophy for Dovlsion 6, the
winning drill class at the recent
Qualicum school sports. Miss Vivian
Aspesy was teacher of this division,
and it is the second successive year
that she has won the award. A sum
of $165.88 was also received from the
Department of Education, being the
Government share of chemical equipment purchased for the High School
last year.
Foolscap Problem Explained
Bills and accounts were referred to
the finance committee and both High
and Public School estimates were submitted by the respective principals.
Mr. Shenstone, of the High School,
defended himself and assistants on
the charge that too much foolscap
was being used and wasted by the
pupils. When the hoard heard the
true state of affairs, they offered
apologies to the High School staff,
and regretted that the matter had not
been given more careful consideration
before laying a direct charge.
One ' other rather Important Item
was the matter of coal hauling to the
schools, which is fully explained In
the City Council report appearing
elsewhere in these columns. Mr. W.
McLellan, school Janitor, Informed the
meeting that he did not trim the coal
for the reason that his agreement
with the Board did not require him to
do so.   Trustee Mrs. Banks could not
Jack Monaghan, "Wally" Brake and
Jack   Stewart,   late   of   Cumberland
United, assisted the Woodflbre eleven
to   administer   a   5-0 defeat on the
Britannia Beach team on the ground
of the latter.   The Beach trotted out
a new centre forward, Downle, who
j turned In a fine gnme.   Billy Faulds.
j who a couple of years ago played one
I or two games for Cumberland, is now
with the Britannia team, filling thc
' Inside left position.   The three Cumberland players now with Woodflbre
j played great football in this last game
1 and  have  considerably strengthened
I the Howe Sound aggregation.
With the exception of snooker, all
tournaments are now under way at
the Athletic Club, some keen competitions being witnessed during the past
few days In billiards, crlbbage and
Indoor quoits. The Club Is also contemplating a checker tournament, and
asks that all entries for this be In the
hands of the secretary tiefore Feb. 15.
Thc entrance fee is 26c, and prizes
are $5.00 and $2.60 for flrst and second
places respectively.
think of any agreement with the janitor other than a verbal one, hut the
secretary Informed the meeting that
the janitor's duties had been outlined
in the application form when Mr.. McLellan was engaged. He doubted,
however, lf thla application could be
found and frankly admitted that he
didn't know where lt was. Mr. McLellan said that he had a copy at
home, and offered to produce It at the
next meeting. Trustee Henderson
asked him to do so. It was apparent
that Mr. Henderson believed trimming
of the coal when put Into the basement was, or ought to be, part of the*
janitor's duties. Mr. McLellan doos
not concur with this, however, and
was not backward In stating as much.
When the meeting again came to
order after the departure of the Courtenay representatives, an argument
arose over the duties of the purchasing committee, and continued warmly
for some time. Trustee MacKinnon
was Involved in the matter and finally
ottered his resignation from this committee. He was asked to reconsider
but heatedly replied that he would do
nothing of the kind.
McGregor wanted to stay at home
but Mrs. McGregor Insisted that they
should visit their neighbors, the Me-
Nabs, tbat night; so that was the end
of it.
McGregor left his cosy fireside, and
with his wife braved tho cold and rain
and when they arrived he was far
from cheerful. He played cards under protest, spoke seldom, and failed
to applaud the pianoforte selections
of Jean McNab.
Supper time came round. "Will ye
have a cup o' tea, Mr. McGregor?"
asked MrB. McNab. McGregor looked
black. "No tea," he said. "Maybe
you'd like a cup o' cocoa?'' "No cocoa"
snapped McGregor. "Then a cup o'
coffee?" she suggested. "No coffee,"
he muttered.
Mrs. McNab then had a brain wave.
"Ah!" sbe said smilingly, "let me get
you a whiskey and soda."
McGregor's countenance did not
change.   "No soda," he said solemnly.
Coming!   Coming!   Coming!


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