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With which is consolidated the Cumberland News,
—_-' ]- 1— Provincial
■*     Janl/iT
Prominent   Citizens Organizing Club To Take In The Whole District
Local Canadian Club \ B.K. Cup Final \ Good Start Is Made
MONAGHAN DOUBTFUL STARTER'Patron Saint Of    IS. Damonte Still
Cumberland United journeys to
NniiBlmo on Saturday to play tho
Nanaimo team In the final for the
Brackmatl-Ker cup. Tho klck-ofT Is
scheduled for three o'clock with McDonald of Lnd.sniith In chuuse. The
Cumberland team will probably he
without lhe sorvicea of Monnghnu
ond Mortimer, Captain Monaghan" Is
suffering (roth all Injury to bis knee,
whilst Moitlm-jr Is not fooling any
too well, consequently the two reserves are coming Into thc team, Ferguson aud Gough. The executive
has, however, chosen Monaghan to
play on tho ut! chance that he will
be In shape and In that e\;ent the
team wlll be: Orr; Foster and Gough;
Monaghan, Ferguson nnd Brake;
Fowler, McDonald, Deluee, Plump
ond Hitchens, Mortimer Will travel
v;itli the team aiid will act as reserve
Ihough wc are given to understand
that he la not in shape to play. The
boys are going down full of light
and the Nanaimo team will surely
know tbey lure been In a good hard
battle. May the better team win.
We would, of course, prefer that team
to be Cumberland.
VANCOUVER, March 2.—Among
the decisions handed down today by
the British Columbia Court of Appeal
here was that In the case of lion. T.
D. Pattullo, Minister of Lands, who
was successful in Ills appeal from an
order of Mr. Justice Gregory who had
grunted, nt the suit of Ills Majesty
the King for Charles Klmms, of Royston, a wril of-iiKii.ilamua which compelled tbo minister to settle the claim
of Simms for compensation arising
out of his purchase of property on
Comox   Harbor.
Simms, an optometrist, impressed
with the acenk beauty of the harbor.
expended $5,000 on a home there tor
his family.
Subsequently .the Royston Lumber
Company was grunted a lease of the
foreshore for a booming ground and
erected buiikhouses und wharves,
which allegedly impaired Slmm's .investment. He protested to tlie Minister of Lands without  avail.
Mr. Pattullo appealed to have the
judgment of Mr. Justice Gregory set
, aside.
From private advices received from
Seattle from a disinterested spectator at the last Ho/ CHITe-Ernle
Owens fight It is plain that Roy was
robbed of victory by a rotten decision
given by the referee. The letter here
is from a person unknown to either
of the principals ln tlle encounter and
is n candid expression of opinion ou
the  result.   It says:
"I have been to the fight between
Roy Cliffe and Owens. Roy Cliffe
easily won five out of the six rounds
nnd when the decision wns given
In Owens' favor there was an uproar
from the crowd, which was a capacity
house at the Crystal Pool. Booing
lasted several minutes because the
real light, fans, tlle birds who know
a few things about the light game,
were dissatisfied but despite the fact
thnt thoy let tlic referee know how
tlie. felt about it tlle decision had
been given and nothing could change
It. Cliffe had Owens nearly out In
the fourth round nnd all that saved
him was the bell. The worst that
Cliffe deserved was a draw arid that
would have been rotten enough. He
won every round but- the fifth and
that m:is even. Inside information
tells uie that there was a gang of
fight gumblers had placed a lot of
money on Owens and lt appears that
the decision thnt went against Cliffe
was nothing short of a dirty Jew
trick. The only way In which Cliffe
could hnve won tinder the ciroum-
stances was by a kntickout. A few
more rotten decisions of this sort will
put a crimp In the boxing game tor
as long as results are obtained on
lhe amount of money backing u prln-
olpnl who is lucky enough to he on
his feet nt the final gong there can
be no fair verdict at tlic conclusion
of n .scrap.''
The Welsh Society of Cumberland
celebrated St. Davld'B Day, March 1,
by giving a concert, supper and dance
In the Ilo-llo building. The concort
was held in the Theatre, the supper
and dance iu the Hall below.
The celebration reflects great credit
upon the committee in charge and
the members of the Society. It was
undoubtedly thc greatest festival ever
staged In Cumberland. Tables were
set with seating accommodation for
four hundred guests and filled with
tlle best in the Land.
The concert commenced promptly
at 0:30 p.m. with Mr. Williams, of
Nanaimo, as chairman. All the parts
were rendered effectively with several repeated encores. The Welsh
Quartette of Nanaimo received great
applause. Mr. Gomer Harding of the
same city, antl a recetit arrival from
Wales, received a tremendous ovation
ond responded to repeated encores.
The seating capacity of the Ilo-llo
Theatre was fully , occupied. After
the concert almost four hundred
guests attended the supper and dance.
Aid. C. J. Parnham opened the proceedings at the banquet. Among
those unable .to attend were Mr. Thos.
Graham, P. P. Harrison, M. L. A., and
Mayor A. Maxwell.
Dear Mr. Editor:
An Impression has been created in
town that I have been unfair in opening a dental office ln Courtenay after
having sold my office In Cumberland.
I wish io sny that when I sold I
reserved   the   right   to   practice   ln
Courtenay ami a clause to that effect
was inserted in the agreement of Bale.
R. B. DIER, Dental Surgeon.
An old time dance will be held In
| the llo-Ilo Hall on Friday, March 12.
] All ohl time dances, old time music.
and   old   time   players—R.   Goodall's
I orchestra.   Gent's   $1.00,   Ladles   25c.
j Dancing will commence at 9.30 p.m.
Hon. E. D. Barrow Heard In
Splendid Address to Farmers
.COURTENAY. March 1.—The outcome ot the Mass meeting for farmers nnd nil agriculturists In the Agricultural Hall on Friday night, if
not entirely satisfactory, at least
went a considerable way In the right
Two objects were gained, anil of
those, the appointment Ol a District
representative of iho Depart ment of
Agriculture, ns announced by Hon. E.
D. Marrow, Minister of Agriculture,
In thc course of bis address wus n
need the f'oinox District has long
Wished satisfied. Another step towards the prosperity of those who
nliu ai supplying vegetables to tho
markets available to the growers of
this district, was Hit- fruination of it
Vegotable Growers'  Association.
Prevailing condltiona in the Comox
Voile,- were outlined by the speakers
called upon- by the i-liiilnniin. Mr. I*'.
McPherson, president of the Comox
Agricultural nnd Industrial Association, under whose auspices the meeting had been called. In opening the
meeting the chairman expressed the
opinion  Ihat  the Comox  Valley  wos
copabie of bettor development
The first speaker colled on was Mr.
Ren Hughes, who had tabulated some
Interesting figures ot approximate
amounts of produce consumed by
those engaged In the logging camps
and pulp mills within reach of tbc
Comox Former. He Indicated that
business wilh Powell River wns Increasing nt lhe rate ot throe hundred
per rent annually ond Hint a regular
dallv boat service would permit of
even a larger Increase, particularly
In whole nilllt. II" olso pointed to
other markets al Beaver Cove and
Discovery Passage, but thought II
was necessary to establish regular
supplv through  one agency.
Mr. II. P. Allherry. In the course
of some very clear remarks thought
there must be from ten to fifteen
ihousnnd people adjacent to the Comox \. 'toy. In the old Country, towns
were vcr>  largely supplied from  the
surrounding rural districts and He
could see no reason why the con
siimlng centres of population 111 this
district could not be supplied by the
agriculturists  of the  Comox   Valley.
1 The Vancouver wholesale prices absolutely Justified this viewpoint, he
i maintained. It was necessary, bow-
jcver. to supply all the form produce
required as orders had been lost by
the Inability to fill'the order for such
j commodities ns onions. Tho buyers
I for lorgc concerns could not afford
ito deal with several different sources
for these supplies. Thero is probably nothing that tho Cnmpx Farmers
could not raise amongst the list of
produce mentioned, it was impossible for the returned man to iniike
a living out o'f five or six COWS, hut
assisted by the raising of cash crops
and the propel- organization he would
havo a much better chance. Be
thought the formers would bo miss
Ing a great opportunlty.lt1 they did
not get rigid nfler the available mnr-
kots. Organized production wns. he
thought, more necessary than organized marketing for the present. He
thought the potato acreage would
certainty be Increased this year. Tlie
Comox potato bail about reached the
top of the tree us regards quality.
Good money had been mndc lu the
district by the cultivation of these
'libel's antl the demand hnd been so
ready thnt the district now had very
few. If any. left for sale. This np-
nllod more particularly to the certified seed potntoes. He considered
there was no chance of the certified
seed market being ovcr done owing
to tho markets tn the south oponlnp
up. All vegetables sold should be of
first class grade In order to hold tho
market. The Creamery was the logical channel through which to sell the
vegetables, he Ihought. and It wns
time the farmers had some central
organization for the disposal of Ihe
Captain G. R. Botes wos ne\t called
on. He thought there were two mission; links between the Producer and
Consumer. One of these v.-ns the
lack of an assembling point for produce nnd lhe other ndequnte transportation to Powell River. The milk
business possible with .tho throe
thousand people at the paper mill
should bc enough to pay the expenses
Continued on  Page  Five
The Nanaimo Silver Cornet Band
is coming to the Imperial Pavilion
ou Saturday, March 6, with a full 30
piece Orchestra playing tlle latest
dunce music.
At this dance tbe management of
the Pavilion is nrranging for music
from beginning to end without a
pause, supper Interval Included. Do
not. miss a real treat—room for all
In   the  big Hall. 10
In the report of the funeral of the
late Mrs. Janet E. Whyte, published
In these columns last week, we Inadvertently omitted from the list of
floral tributes the name of the family,  who sent a pillow.
- Thiee more games will bring to a
conclusion the quoit tournament now
being staged at the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association's
building on Dunsmuir Avenue. The
semi-finalists are H. Docherty, Wm.
Walker. Wm. Whyte and J. McWhlrter; Docherty stacking up against
Walker and Whyte against McWhlrter.
• Tho crlbbage tournament Is yet In
the third round, the players nnd the
games being as follows: R. Freeburn
beat II. liutes. II. Waterfleld ploys
II. Dunlop. 11. Walker beat W. Hen
derson, T. Brown plays winner of S.
Hunt  versus W. T. Brown.
Mrs. R. Dowdall
Passed To Her Rest
It is with sorrow that we announce
the denth of Annie Dowdall, wife of
Richard D. Dowdall of Royston Beach.
in her fifty-sixth year. The deceased
ludy wus favorably known and highly
respected In the County of Nanaimo,
having resided within the bounds of
Wellington and Cumberland for the
last tb,lrly-five years. Her health began to full some five or six years
ago and continued to get worse until
last Monday evening when it took a
serious turn, making It necessary to
send nn ambulance on Tuesday morning for her removal to the Cumberland Hospital where she died on
Thursday morning.
Tho reninlns wore shipped to Victoria  lhls  morning  for  interment.
Mrs. Dowdall lel't to mourn ber loss
ber husband, four daughters, Mrs.
Fred Glllmnstor of Tacomn, Mrs. M.
Case and Miss Norma of Seattle, antl
Kathleen of Han Frnnclsco; and two
sons, Desmond of Seattle and Enrl
of Victoria. All wore ot the bedside
when tBelr mother died, with the exception  of Kathleen.
Without His Pay
The regular meeting of the Trustees of tlie Cumberland Public and
High Schools held last Tuesday evening was a very Interesting one from
the standpoint of excellent work being done by the Board. Then again,
an Interesting slde-llghl popped up
when the Damonte contract was alretl
and by a vote of three to two the
Trustees chose to disregard Its terms.
Readers ot the Islander will remember this partlcuar case as It was
explained thoroughly In a previous
Issue. Mr. J. Damonte has a contract
with the School Board to carry the
Royston Road school children to and
from the school for four months nt
a monthly stipend of $75.0(1 During
December last the schools were, of
course, closed for the Christmas holidays and consequently Mr. Damonte
did not have to use his truck for this
purpdse during the holiday period,
yet he claims that he should be paid
the full $7.ri.00 as for any other month.
The Truste'es are of a different opinion antl have withheld payment although Mr. Damonte endeavored to
explain to them that his contract
calls for $75.00 per month and does
not mention any deduction for the
holiday period. The Trustees freely
admit that the contract Is bo worded
but think Mr. Damonte is pulling off
an underhand piece of business Impressing for payment. Mr. A. MacKinnon, secretary of the Board, made
an endeavor to settle the question by
moving that the full amount be paid
Mr. Damonte as he was requesting,
and Trustee Mrs. MacNaughton seconded tbe motion. When the vote
was taken It was found that Trustees
Mrs. Banks and Mr. Henderson did
not raise their hands either for or
against until they were Informed by
the secretary that according to the
scliool law they must vote. Both
accordingly voted agninst the motion,
as did Chairman Brown. Mrs. MacNaughton and Mr. MacKinnon, who
both supported the motion,' found
themselves a painful minority. The
motion was lost and Mr. Damonte,
who was present at the meeting, was
so Informed. He left Immediately
afterward. The Trustees hnve apparently washed their hands of the
question, so that If any further
action ls taken it will doubtless come
trom Mr. Damonte.
city Liable for 7oc. per day
for every jiospital patient
Representing the Board of Manage-] Medical  Bourd for the maintenance
ment   of   the   Cumberland   General I of tlie Hospital, ho said, and  if tho
Hospital, Mr. John Conway and M
Ed.   Hughes   comprised   a  delegation
which waited on the Cily Council al
city Is forced to pay this seventy
cents per hospital day for local
patients it  would mena that the ex-
Ret thls-ILO-ILO, March IMIH. Time
"Stylish Boy," an English setter
dog, bred by Rees Jones ot the Five
Acres, Nanaimo, won second prise
and reserve winners at thc Jubilee
Show of the Westminster Kennel
club of New York. "Stylish Boy"
was the favorite of many breeders
to be the first prize winner. Naturally Mr. Jones feels very proud of
the honors won by "Stylish Boy", who
is owned by a well-known English
setter fancier of Long Island, Now
York, whilst Mr. Jones still owns iho
dam of this wonderful dog.
Cumberland Volunteer Firemen's
Anniinl .llnsiiuerude Ball at the Hollo, Wediiesdn), March 17th
A very pretty and impressive wedding took place at St. Andrews, Sandwick, last Wednesday evening at 8
o'clock when Rev.* J. W. Flinton
united in marriage Flurcnce Myrai
Jean, only daughter*, of Mr. and Mrs.
L. R. Cliffe, Sandwick, and Harold
Kitchener, son of Mr. antl Mi's. !'.
Midwinter, of Winnipeg, Man.
The bride looked more than charm
Ing ln a gown of green charteuse
georgette with French hand mode lint
to match. She entered the church on
the arm of her father to the strains
of the wedding march played by Miss
Forrest. Miss Isadora Sutton, daintily gowned ln mauve georgotto with
hat en suite was the bride's only
attendant. MrB. Cliffe wore n gown
of gray striped velvet trimmed with
mauve and a black and mauve hat,
Mr. Walter Cliffe supported tho
groom. During the signing uf tlie
register Mr. V. Brlce sang a solo.
The groom's gift to the bride was
a white gold brooch set with Jade and
diamonds; to the bridesmaid, a sterling silver vanity case; to the lieu
man, a gold mounted  fountain  pen.
The bride carried a bouquet of
Cecilia roses and carnations, the
bridesmaid pink tulips and carnations.
After the wedding thc reception
was held at Maplehurst Farm, the
home of the bride's father, where
well over seventy people wero In attendance. Among the guests wns
Mrs. Florence Cliffe, of Comox, the
bride's grandmother and one of the
oldest residents of the volley. The
popularity of the young couple wns
shown by the large number of beautiful and useful gifts received.
The bride and groom left nt 10:30
by car tor Nanaimo amid a shower
of rice and confetti, en route for the
sound elites where tbey will spend
their honeymoon. Upon their return
Mr. and Mrs. Midwinter will make
their home In "The Orchard," Courtenay.
Its regular meeting last Monday aven-listing rale of taxation would have to
ing. Mr. Conway, acting as spokes-, bo Increased, The tax payers could
man, said thai he and Mr. Hughe i \ then retaliate by reducing or with-
had been empowered by the Hospital | holding tliclr voluntary contribution
Board to rpake arrangements with j to the Medical Board in which case
the council unent the amendment to the Hospital would find itself In a
the Hospital Act passed in tlie Legls- very serious position owing to lack
lature lost year and which came into   of funds.
force on the first, tiny of this year, j However, the law says that the.city
The speaker wont on to Interpret the i must pay, and, as Mr. Conway pointed
out, it was up to tho council to decide which course of paying would
be- more suitable. The majority of
tiie aldermen seemed to favor the
lump sum annually method but the
question wns lefl In the bauds of
Aldermen Ledlngham, Potter, and
Symons. This committee will interview the Hospital Board at Its next
meeting and will make the necessary
effect the act would havo lpcally.
For every day. he said, lu which n
resident of the City of Cumberland
is confined to the Cumberland General Hospital, the city is liable to thc
Hospital to the amount of seventy
cents, or, if this course is un
suitable, an arrangement could bo
made with the Hospital whereby the
city would pay a lump sum annually
instead of the 7Hc. per Hospital day.
Either of these courses could be
taken by the Council and It was the NOTED GENERAL TO BE
duty of himself nnd Mr. Hughes to j
find out which one the city would!    ASKED TO ADDRESS VETS
rather tukc.    In conclusion, Mr. Con- j •       	
way presented a statement furnished | COUKTENAY, Mar. 8—At tbe ail-
by the secretary of his Bourd, show-jnual meeting of the local branch of
Ing that bad the act been In force in the Great War Veterans' Association
1925 the city would hnve had to pay | held lu the Agricultural Hall hero
for l;J4il Hospital days which at 70c on Tuesday evening the most Import
meant a sum  of $944.30. | ant matter under discussion wns that
Alderman Parnham took exception j of amalgamation. There wus not the
to some of the names mentioned In | slightest doubt thut tbe veterans were
this statement. They did not live in favor of amalgamation with* the
within the city limits, be said, and j Canadian Legion of British Empire
therefore the city was not responsible Service League. Jlr. T. A. Barnard,
for them. This cut the amount to of Nanaimo. who was a delegate to
some seven hundredd dollars, but I the recent vonjtventlon held at Win-
even  this was  greatly  In  excess o,'! nlpog -iilitressjii the meeting un lhls
subject. It, Is the Intention of tbe
yeteruns to. juik General Sir Percy
Lake to vioit-Courtenay and uldress
a meeting of ex-service men on tlle
same matter px Home future date.
Tlie same officers as last year will
carry ou for the local association
until the next meeting when elections
may take place. About thirty men
were present nnd Mr. Charles lleaslcy
acted as chairman.
what the amount normally would be
1025 bod been an abnormal year. Aid.
Parnham sold, the number of hospital
days for residents of the city being
mucli larger than what It usually Is.
Mayor Maxwell presented bis view
of the question and in doing so he
caused culte a furore. Oyer eighty
per cent of the tux payers of Illicit., are already volutarlly paying
well  over  51.5(1  per  month  to  the
Organization Of Canadian
Club For District Completed
Fired with tin enthusiasm that Huh
marked the movement from the out-
net but u few days tf go, an energetic
commuted of citizens headed by Dr.
O. K. MacNaughton, has virtually
completed plans for the organization
of a Canadian Club t6 be comprised
of members from Cumberland, Courtenay, Comox, Union Bay and the
surrounding district. Others assisting Ur. MneXnughton in Cumberland
are .Messrs. John Sutherland, Robt.
C. Lang and A. S. Denholme. When
It became apparent that the Idea of
a Canadian Club was being received
with enthusiasm In Cumberland, 111 la
committee visited Courtenay during
the week to consider Ihe prospect of
securing members there.
li is planned to hold the organisation meeting, or possibly luncheon,
tn the very near future. Par this
reason nn Invitation will, no doUbl
be sent to .Mr. Frank J, Sehl. Secretary of tbe Canadian Club of Victoria, (o In- present. He Ik taking a
personal interest In getting a Canadian Ofub established in the district
and lias volunteered his servicer in
order that the local club may profit
by the mistakes others have made.
Mr. Sehl is a national figure in Canadian Club activities, having acted
ns secretary of the Victoria Club for
fourteen years and was also Honorary
Secretary of the Association of Canadian  Clubs  in   Canada  iu   1028.
Suggested by Dr. MiirViiiitfhtmi
Some few weeks ago, In discussing
the possibility of organizing a service
club of some* sort iu Cumberland. Dr.
.MacNaughton volunteered the suggestion that a Canadian Club be organized. As a result Mr. Frank Sehl
was communicated with. He nt once
replied and offered not only the
assistance of the. Victoria club but
hi? own personal co-operation. Mr.
,\\ P. Hodges, of Victoria, B. C. Vice
President of the Associated Canadian
Olubfl in Canada, also wrote a letter
iu support of the movement. The
Victoria Cluii can offer material assistance Iii the providing of suitable
speakers to address the proposed
local organization.
These letters were read to a number v( local citizens and It was apparent from the sentiment expressed
that the organization would he readily accepted iu the district. The
Cumberland 'committee then secured
the written endorsement of leading
citizens in the cily. Including Paul
Harrison. M. U A. .Mayor Maxwell,
ali ll)i' Aldermen, Thos. (irahatn, aud
many others.
Roster  Canadian   Ideals
The objects of Canadian Clubs are
to '"foster patriotism by the study of
inst inn ions, history, arts, literal ure.
aud resources of Canada, and by
endeavoring to unite Canadians tn
such work for the welfare and progress of the Dominion as may be
desirable and expedient," Their activities are varied, arranging meetings, luncheons, observing national
holidays, and encouraging a closer
utudy of Canadian history in the
schools. .Membership is open to any
llritish subject aud anyone interested
Is requested to inquire from any
members of the Cumberland Committee for any further Information.
Mrs. James Hood was the recipient
of a large number of expressions of
goodwill fur lier future happiness
and prosperity on tli" eve of ber de-
parture with her husband and family
for new scenes of endeavor, At a
tea held in ber honor nt the home of
Mrs. Dr. E. It. Hicks. Mrs. Hood wns
presented with a Club Bag, an l'm-
brolla and a ?"> gold piece, also nn
address, this being read by Mrs. O.
W, Clinton. During the course of
her remarks.  Mrs,  Clinton  said:
"1 have a very pleasant task to
perform Lhls afternoon and 1 may
(Continued on  Page Six) PAGE TWO
FRIDAY. MARCH 5, 1920.
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY,  MARCH  5,  1936.
The number ot public-spirited citizens who are endeavoring to organize a Canadian Club, comprising members from Cumberland, Courtenay, Union Bay, Comox
and the surrounding district, are to be congratulated.
Tbey deserve the support of all right-thinking Canadians.
Canadian Clubs have been performing a useful function
ln the Dominion for many years. Col. C. R. McCullough
was responsible for organinzing the first Canadian Club
at Hamilton, Ont., some thli-t..-four years ago. Since
that time the movement has undergone a period of
steady growth. Each of our principal cities in Canada
has a Canadian Club, aud many of our smaller towns
especially in the east, have their Canadian Club.
It Is at the instigation of our good friend and fellow-
citizen. Dr. Geo. K. MacNaughton. that a Canadian Club
Ib being organized in tills district. He is fortunate in
having secured the support of the Victoria Club, and
more particularly in having enlisted the personal Interest of Mr. Frank J. Sehl, secretary of the Canadian
Club of Victoria. Mr. Sehl has had a wide range of experience in Canadian Club activities, having acted as
Honorary Secretary of the Association of Canadian Clubs
ln 1922, besides having served ln the capacity of secretary
to the Victoria Club for fourteen years.
From an educational standpoint, in arranging instructive addresses by prominent public men, a Canadian Club
would serve as a medium for advocating Canadian Ideals
and standards—a clearer understanding of our national
problems would be developed. From a social standpoint
lt would act as a means of promoting a closer fellowship
between our more earnest, serious, and right-thinking
Canadians in  the district.
The luncheons or meetings of a club here, holding its
meetings alternately at Cumberland and Courtenay, would
bring at least a few public men and speakers of note
within our reach. These occaslonnl social functions
would be an exceptionally bright feature in our community life. There is ample room for a live working
organization of this nature in the district. We sincerely
endorse tbe movement.
Much ado Is made about the fact that so many of the
leading men of the treat elites ol today were burn on
the farm or Id email country towns. We have seen this
situation commented upon very frequently by the rural
press and at a recent meeting of a Rotary Club in one
ot the great cities those present who were born on a
farm were asked to hold up their hands. Eighty per
cent of the men raised their hands. The speaker thereupon drily remarked, that it might have been better for
the welfare of the rural communities If ao many of their
best men did not move to the centers ot population.
We have seen a number of reasons given why so many
successful men were born on the farm and then achieved
prominence ln the cities, but we do not believe we have
ever read an article which gave the real reason. The
environment of country life is supposed to have developed stronger men rather than the restrictions of the
city. We are told boys learned more in the little red
school house than the city boy learned In his city classes. There Is supposed to have been lesa diversion, less
temptation In the life of the country boy and he therefore applied himself more diligently. These facts may
all be true, but the reason there are so many successful
country bred boys now achieving success In the cities
Is not alone due to these facts. Few men gain real
success or national prominence under the age ot fifty,
and fifty years ago only 16 per cent of the population fit
the country was to be found In the cities. Did you ever
think of that? The growth of our great cities has taken
place within the past fifty years and previous to that
time 84 per cent of the population lived on farms and
in small towns.
I So don't get all puffed up over your country boy's
ability to  out-strip  the city chap in the  race  ot life.
i There is no particular virtue in rural living tn Itself and
today it is more than likely that city environment en-
, courages talent and develops special abilities to a great-
'■■ er point than the rural communities.
i Thc smaller towns must keep pace with the cities if
they hope to hold their ambitious young men. The
country school must give Its children the same advantages that the city school affords If we are to hold our
own against the tide of city population. The writer believes that life ln the country, or In the rural communities, offers more of health, happiness and the real joy
of living than can be found in the congested cities, but
It is all bunk to claim that the majority ot successful
men and men of reputation come from the farm. Thc
next decade will see the ratio changed. It has been true
in the past because the rural population tar out-numbered the city population, but that ls rapidly changing.
The real fact of the matter Is that success and fame
In later life depend entirely on the boy. If he has the
genius, the stlck-to-lt-lveness and the nerve to work
hard he wlll get to the top ot the ladder whether he
comes from the barnyard or the apartment house.
The family of the late Janet E.
Whyte take this opportunity of tendering their heartfelt thanks to all
those friends who so kindly loaned
cars and for other valuable assistance rendered at the time of our
bereavement, also tor the many
beautiful floral tributes received, and
expressions of sympathy on the death
of a loving mother.
Ladies' Art Silk Hose in the
Shades of Beige, Bamboo and
Black.   Special at
per pair 	
"Polly Prim" Aprons in the new
Special at
Dress Ginghams—
34 inch Dress Ginghams in new
Stripes and Checks (J»-| AA
Special 3 yds. for.. tplelrU
O U N A R  D
To Plymouth-Cherbourg-Iondon
Ausonla Mar. 22.
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Carmania Mar.  15, Alaunia Apr.  12
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Carmania Mar. 13     Auranla Mar. 20
To Cherbourg and Southampton
Aqultanla Mar.  20, Apr. It, May  5.
Berengarla Mar. 31, Apr. 21, May 12
Mauretania Apr. 7, 28, May 19
To Londonderry and Glasgow
Cameronla. Mar. 13, Apr. 10
Caledonia Mar. 27   California Apr. 3
To Plymouth-Cherbonrg-London
Ausonla Mar. 20,       Antonia Apr. 3
Ascanla Apr. 10    Lancastrla May 1
To Plymouth.Cherbourg-Hamburg
Andanla Mar.  13,  Apr.  17, May  22.
To Queenstown and Liverpool
Auranla Mar. 21, Samaria Apr. IS
Money orders and drafts at lowest
rates. Full Information from Agents
or Company's Oftlces, G22 Hastings
St. W., Vancouver, B. C.
Odd  Lines  in  Ladies'  White-
wear at Bargain Prices.
Courtenay Commercial School
Individual Tuition in
New Location Opposite Corfield's Gara*e.
On and after this data any person
•r persons found removing coal or
other material from tha yards, ears
er property of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited without a permit will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.
Special Showing of the newest
Creations in Spring and Easter
ready-to-wear and Trimmed
Ilo-llo Theatre, Cumberland
March 8 and 9
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY j||   Cumberland Supply   Co.
aa I      man. a    - m I I.II r *
March 10 and 11
WUUim Fox
Whin yon are In naed ot a
Plumbing at Heating Engineer, See
Phone 114 Phone 167
Courtenay or Cumberland
Your needs  wilt  reeeive  Immodlatr
Dental Surgeon
Offlce Cor. ol Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Notice of Intention to Apply to Lease
In Land Recording District of
Nanaimo (Nelson Land District, British Columbia), and situate on the
East Coast ot Denman Island in the
County ot Nanaimo and Province
aforesaid, .waters of Lambert Channel,
foreshore of the North Half of the
South East Quarter ot Section 16
Denman  Island aforesaid.
TAKE NOTICE that I. Bert Higgins,
of the City of Courtenay ln said
County and Province, a Timber Dealer, intend to apply for a lease of the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post set at the
North East corner of the North Half
of the South East Quarter of Section
16; thence Southerly following the
East boundary, at high tide mark,
of said land a distance of. 1320 feet
to a post on said East boundary on
said laud; thence at right angles
Easterly a distance of 350 teet thence
at right angles North a distance of
1320 feet; thence at right angles a
distance of 350 teet to the point of
commencement and containing 10
acres more or less.
Dated 22nd day of February,
A. D. 1926. 9-16
TAKE NOTICE that I, Jean Trea-
nor. ot Calgary, Alta, housewife, Intend to apply for a lease ot the following described lands, situated in
Henry Bay on Denman Island, as
follows: commencing at post located
about throe chains north of wharf,
thence about three chains In westerly direction to low water mark, thence
fifty chains  in  northernly direction.
Dated 8th. January, 1926,
Apple, Lemon and Pineapple Pies.
Try our Cracked Wheat Loaf
Marocchi Bros.
Lots of Money.   April 7th Wed'y. after Easter.
Next FRIDAY and SATURDAY, March 12 and 13
Syd Chaplin in "The Man on the Box*
Rickson's Old Stand — Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland
Read this and learn how to secure a "6c 5-strIng Broom
On Saturday, March 6th, we will on every $5.00 cash order
of Groceries give you a good 5-string Broom for 25c.   On a
110.00 cash order one of our excellent 75c. Brooms Free.
(Excluding Flour, Sugar aud Lard)
Be sure to secure oue of these Brooms and sweep away high
prices and the high coat of living by purchasing your
Groceries at the Cumberland Supply
Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb      .55
Bulk Tea, the best, at a low cost      .65
Helm Pork and Beans (with Tomato Sauco) tails, 2 for    M
Heinz Pork and Beans (with Tomato Sauce) Flats, 7 for $1.00
Canned  Peas and Corn,  5 for        .90
Rowntrees   Pure Cocoa,   Vs   lb   tin        Si
Crlsco, 6  lb  tins   S1.90
Crlsco, 1  Ib  Hub      ,11
Heinz Pure Malt Vinegar       M
Grlmbles  Pure  Malt Vinegar,  16  oz      JH>
Heinz Ketchup, per bottle      M
Magic  Baking Powder, 12 oz. tins        M
Royal Baking Powder, 12 oz. tins      M
Pure Orange Marmalade, 4 Ib tins       SA
Shredded Wheat, per package  1»
Toilet Paper, 6 rolls      .25
Quaker  Rolled  Oats, per  pkg     J)»
Green  Peas, 3 lbs. for       Hi
Pearl Barley, 3 lbs. for     .26
No. 1 Jap Rice, 6 lbs. for      .45
Red Arrow Soda Biscuits, per pkg     .25
Sun Klst Oranges, 3 doz, for  $1.00
Royal and White Swan Washing Powder  „      M
Blue Ribbon Tea, per Ib JO
Great West Tea, per lb     .75
Great West Coffee, per lb      .6,1
Fresh for Saturday—Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Cabbage, Head
Lettuce, Rhubarb and Lemons.
Don't make any mistake but be at the Cumberland Suply early.
Phone 166 P. O. Box 205 FniDAY, MARCH 6, 1926.
School Report
Division 1. Teacher, H. E. Murray.
Percentage of attendance, 93.43; perfects, 16.
Honor Roll—Stephen Jackson, Harold  Conrod, Robert Osborne,  Klshlo
Kaga,  Josephine  Freeburn,   Norman j Gordon, Isabel Brown, Beatrice Cav-
Frelonl. ellero, Jean Johnson, -Mary Jackson.
Division 2, Orade 7.   Teacher. T. A.
Gallivan.   No. on roll, 33; percentage
Div. 3, Grades 7 and 6A.   Teacher,
I.  McFadyen.   Percentage of attend-
of attendance, 90;  parfecu-,  18;  no.! ance, 36.1; perfects, 18; no. of lates,
of lates, 1. i 1.
Honor Roll—Oswald Held, Dorothy I    Honor  Roll—Aida   Mltsuyie,   Mag- of lates, 0.
nUs Brown, *Jean Brown, Hatsumt
Mujahara, Yoshio Kawaguchl, Annie
Division 4, Grade Sn. 6 A and B.
Teacher, C. MacKinnon. Percentage
Of attendance. 83.71; perfects, 13; no.
Public subscription n » vited
for a new ittut of—
Dominion of Canada
Refunding Loan 1926
Twenty-Year l}i% Bonds
Dated February 1st, 1926
Due February UU 1946
Principal payable at the Offlce of the Receiver-Genera/ at Ottawa, or that of the
Assistant Receivers-General at Halifax,  St.  John, Charlottetown,  Montreal,
Toronto,   Winnipeg,   Rejrina,   Calgary or Victoria. Semi-annual interest
(February 1st and August 1st) payable at any branch in Canada of any
chartered Bank.
Denominations': $100, $500, $1,000.
All bonds may be registered as to principal only, and bonds in denominations of $500,
$1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000 may be fully registered.
These bonds are authorized under Acts of the Dominion of Canada, and both principal
and interest are a charge upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund. They are secured by
the full credit and taxing power of the Dominion of Canada.
This offering is made subject to prior sale and advance in price, and the'
right is reserved to allot a 'ess amount of bonds than applied for.      ■ ..
These bonds are offered for delivery, in interim form, when, as and if.
issued and delivered to us.
Price* 97 and interest, yielding 4.73%
Orders may be telephoned or telegraphed {collect) to any of the undersigned,
or may be submitted through your usual bond dealer, stock exchange broker or
through any bank in Canada.
Bank of Montreal
Wood, Gundy & Company
Royal Bank of Canada      Dominion Securities Corporation,
■ X i.t'iHaA
Canadian Bank of Commerce
A. E. Ames & Company,
The National City Company,"
Honor Roll, A —Cozuko Iwasa
Muriel Partridge, Catherine Brown,
Cyril Davis. B—Lorna Osborne, Dllys Williams.
Division 6, Grade Sr. 7. Teacher,
R Hood. No. on roll, 36; percentage
of attendance, S9; perfects, 12; no.
of lates,   1.
Honor Roll—Lillian Picketti, Masa-
lu Sora, Audrey Gear, .Muriel Harrison, Helen Morrison, Ben Nicholas.
Division 6, Grades Jr. and Sr. 5.
Teacher, V. Aspesy. No. on roll, 43;
percentage of attendance, 86.8; no. of
lates, 3;  perfects, 16.
Honor Roll, Sr. 5—Klshlo Nakamura, Thora Keeler and Willie MacNaughton, equal; Klyoko Abe. Jr. 6
—Willie Logan. Doris Drew. David
Division  7,  Grade  4.   Teacher,  B.
M. Bickle.   No. on roll, 38; percent
age of attendance, 83.8; perfects, 16
no. of lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Rhoda Walton, Madge
Bryan, Kate Oyama, James Osborne,
Shegimi Maruya, Peter Bono.
Division 8, Grade 4 Jr. Teacher,
G. M. McFadyen. No. on roll, 34;
percentage of attendance, 89,8; perfects, 19; no. of lates, 1.
Honor Roll —Ada Tso, Margaret
Marpole. Mary Coleman, Jean Quinn
Teruko Kiyonaga. Doreen Bickerton
Division 9, Grade 3. Teacher, C
Carey. No. on roll, 38; percentage of
attendance, 89.7; perfects,'IH; no. of
lates, 2.
Honor Roll—Mary Read, Jean Miller,   Isobel   Vincent,   Harue   Okata,
Margaret Beveridge and Tommy MacMillan.  equal.
Division  10, Grade 3 Jr.   Teacher,
P. Hunden. Percentage of attendance, 93.2; perfects, 23; no. of lates,
Honor Roll—Thelma, Freloni, Rosie
Marocchi and Heroshl Ogaki, equal;
Roddy Selfe, Edith Hughes, Chrissle
Edwards, Nellie Ramsell.
Division 11, Grade 2, Sr. and Jr.
Teacher, J. E. Robertson. Percentage of attendance, 86.92; perfects, 16;
no. of lates, 2.
Honor Roll, Sr. 2—Margaret Shortt,
Hanaye Nakayulchl, Jean Sommerville. Jr. 2—Masaka Hara, Charlie
Read, Billy Hunden.
Division 12, Grades 1 Sr. Hnd 2 Jr.
Teacher, C. Richardson. Percentage
of attendance, 86.61; perfects. 15; no.
of lates, 3.
Honor Roll, Grade 1—Norma Cavellero, Albert Hicks, nonald Spooner,
Sahae Aida, Bobby Rutherford. Oswald Wycherley. Grade 2—Mishlo
Division 13, Grade IB. Teacher,
Eva G. Drader. Percentage of attendance. 89; perfects. 12; no. on roll,
38; no. of latas, 7.
Honor Roll—Marcus Grant. Tommy Contl, Dorothy Malpass, Leone
Brown, Dorothy Prior. Marie Jackson.
•a3*.iW   -'■——BWBWBBBaBgaMleinWMpa rriHTV8 r "TT*   rniaVlT.nlla.iMi
Electric Lamps ef Quality
Tungsten and Nitrogen
IB watt "B" lamps 82c.
85 watt "B" lamps 82c.
40 watt "B" lambs 82c.
80 watt "B" lamps 82c.
80 watt "B" lamps 87c.
78 watt "C" lamps 65e.
100 watt "C" lamps *....65e.
180 watt "C" lamps 85e.
200 watt "C" lamps $1.15
300 watt "C" laiinps |2.00
Said Br
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a '/a-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
In every sorts of building materials,
: ~     SHINGLES.
Royston Lumber Co.
PWiuus-c /f"t»«>"»: «« Cowunay
At The Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22
See Geo. Mason
b o 11 bi Ira        I
Call and See Our Stocks Get Our Figures
Mill Street, Courtenay
Phone 17 P.O. Box 62
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Grown hinds may be pre-empted by
Brlti -ii subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions Is
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
'How to i're-empt Land," copies of
which can be olitnined free of charge
by addressing the Department -of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, ie, carrying over 5,000 board
feel per acre west ol the Coast Range
and S.iiiio feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ill which tlie land applied tor
Is situated, and are made ou printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained Irom the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions muat be occupied for
live years and improvements made
to value of $10 per acre, including
clearing nnd cultivating at least fire
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being Umberlaiid.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class 'arable) land la IS
per acre, nnd second-class (grazing)
laud $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Landa."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres.
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment rf
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres,  may  be  leased  as  homesltes,
conditional   upon   a   dwelling   being
erected In the lirst year, title being
obtained   nfler   rosidence   and   Improvement    conditions   are   fulfilled
nnd land has been surveyed.
For   grazing   nnd   industrial   purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
mny  lie  lensed  hy one person  or  ■
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided Into grating districts
and the range administered under a
Orating     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based in
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
LADYSMITH, March 3.—A publlc
meeting was held Friday night of the
citizens of Ladysmith and surrounding districts to consider the feasibility of holding the annual Fall Show.
The President of the Society in his
opening remarks to a very enthusiastic gathering stated although the
Fall Fair had the reputation of being one of the best In the Province,
the Directors felt that the Public in
general was not taking the interest
It should, but seeing so large a gathering he was convinced that the
whole district would be aroused and
a bigger and better show would be
the result this year.
It was decided that if the dates
were suitable to the Department of
Agriculture the show be held on Wednesday and Thursday of the second
week of September. The Secretary
of the Society was instructed to get
into communication with the various
Farmer locals informing them of this
fact and asking each district to send
in a district exhibit as well as their
Individual ones. The School hoards
of the city and district are to be communicated with, asking their cooperation to have their schools put
In a school exhibit.
It was decided that on the second
day of the show to hold a big Held
day Including sports, games, etc.. and
to finish up the evening with a monster dance.
Ladysmith being the only place between Parksvllle and Duncan to hold
a Fall Fair It Is to be hoped this
year that entries will come In from
exhibitors from all over this large
After the Secretary receives the
replies from his letters to the various locals another public meeting is
to be held to go further Into their
plans and to appoint various committees to attend the days' affairs.
* Any further information can be obtained by writing the Secretary. P.
O.  Box   102.  Ladysmith.
In loving memory of my dear husband, John Marsden. who died March
5th. 1924.
"Relentless death amongst us comes,
And   bitter  grlel  Imparts;
It takes the loved one from our homo
But 'never from  our hearts."
Inserted   by   his   loving   wife   and
family. Cumberland. B. C.
r»r)H>riill<in nf the I'll) ni Cuniberlnnd
Owners of dogs are  Instructed  to
take notice that dog  taxes are now
due  and   payable.   Licenses   may   be
secured at the olllce of the City Clerk.
W.  II. COPE, Collector.
ttaEEwasKi^ ...'
A Court of Revision and Appeal
under thc provisions of the "Taxation
Act" and amendments thereof and
the "Public Schools Act", respecting
the assessment rolls for the year
1926, for the above district, wlll bo
hold at tiie Court House. Cumberland,
B. C, on Wednesday, the 24th. day
of March. 1920, at 10 o'clock in the
Dated at Victoria. B. C. this 11th.
day of February.  1926.
Judge of thc Court  ot
Revision   und   Appeal. PAGE FOUR
FniDAY. MARCH 5, 1926.
Canada's New
Refunding Loan
The new Dominion of Canada $41,
000,000 issue of 4%% bonds, due
February 1st, 1946, is being offered
at once by a strong Canadian syndicate composed of The Bank of
Montreal, The Royal Bank of Canada,
The Canadian Bank ol CoiuniW-e,,
Wood, Gundy & Company Limited,
Dominion Securities Corporation, Ltd,
A. E. Ames & Company, Limited, and
National City Company, Limited.
The new Issue is considered to be
attractive,  being  offered  at  97  and
I Interest, yielding an  interest return
|of 4.73%.
The details of the bonds are slml-
ilar to previous Victory Loan and Refunding Loan Issues, In that interest
is payable at any branch ln Canada
of any chartered bank. It Is understood that the present financing completes the Dominion Government's
requirements for the current year.
In view of the pronounced shortage of Government and Municipal
bonds, due to the smaller volume of
financing in 1926, it ls expected that
the present offering will be quickly
taken up by Investors. It will be recalled tbat tn the case ot the Dom
inion Loaq last September, Sfdera
from the larger buyers exceeded the
amount Qf the Ibsuo and it was found
necessary to scale down these large
applications In order tbat bonds
might be retained to meet the pilvate
Investor demand. It Is understood
that the syndicate offering the bonds
will again follow the policy of distributing them as widely aa possible
by giving small Investors throughout
the   country  a  tull  opportunity   to
Introduction of the improved Ford closed models in colors has substantially
increased the dejmnd for these popular cars. In line with the policy to
give its customers the benefit of all reductions in production coats, the Ford Motor
Company of Canada, Limited announces substantial reductions in all closed
models except the coupe.   These reductions effective as of February 11th.
New Price Old Price Reduction
$895    $140
755        60
Added refinements in the new model runabout, touring car and light delivery
have necessitated a slight twice increase.   These prices are now as follows:
New Price
ring 440
♦Light Delivery 435
The truck chassis and coupe remain unchanged.
Coups $665
♦Truck 485
♦> Equipped with starter $85.00 extra
All price* f. o. 6. Ford, Ontario
Government Tax Extra
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Ford, Ontario
Marconi Radio
nere tncy are -of radio      see them; hear
Buy them
knowing you are acquiring perfect receivers that will give
YOU YEARS of service
Sold by the
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co., Ltd.
WM. MERRIFIELD, Proprietor
We're Proud of
our Bargains
We've a right to be proud of
our bargains!   The choicest
Groceries, and at such low
Cor. Ilk ■■! DuMoir.
Phone Ut Cumberland
Comfort and Hoaellke service.
II rooms, elestrteaMr  kMMt
Excellent cuisine—
for reservations Pkoao II.
I. TiTU, MMuatr.
Sarticlpate, In order that bonds will
e available, it Is expected that it
wilt again be necessary to allot
larger buyers a less amount than
applied for.
The proceeds ol the Issue are to be
used tor refunding purposes and will
be applied toward retiring $70,000,000
of short term-Notes, and $25,000,000
ot Bonds, maturing April 1st. Both
Issues were payable In United States
funds and the new issue is another
step toward meeting the financial requirements of the Government by
borrowing at home rather than
abroad. In the present case, the interest coupons on the new bonds will
be payable only In Canada, whereas
the Notes and Bonds being refunded
were payable in United States funds.
The bonds run for a longer term
than any other direct Dominion bond
available ln the market. Dealers are
urging clients to forward applications as quickly as possible, In order
to ensure fulfilment of orders.
Puzzle No. 65
A REBUS    -
When the wintry tempests roar
Hoarsely 'round the cotter's door,
My cheerful whole Its comfort lends
And for his labor makes amends.
Curtail and you perhaps may see
That good or 111 proceeds from me;
Fountain ot virtue or of strife,
I cheer or sadden mortal lite;
The  extreme  letters  sweep  away,
And I'll receive whate'er you  say.
earnings of the P. B. i K. road would
bc 6 percent upon the entire stock
issue, but as there is $4,000,000 in
preferred stock, up on which ls paid
71/**! per cent interest, the road is
therefore only able to pay 5 per cent
Interest upon the common stock.
What Is the total amount ot this
year's  common  stock  dividends?*
Puzzle No. 68
Behead a wound and leave a kind
of wood.
Behead a vessel and leave a part
of the human bod.,-.
Behead a perfume and leave a coin.
Behead an occupation and leave
something to work with.
Behead an animal and leave a fluid.
Puzzle No. 69
What six rivers All the following
One Is the vanquished victim's cry.
Two is the vender's plea to buy.
Three marks a sound and healthy
In four an admiral we And.
Five swiftly follows ABC.
Six is the bridal blossom tree.
Additional puzzles, as well as tho
answers to the above, will appear In
this column next week.
Puzzle No. 66
Find the city concealed in each of
these sentences'.
It required 10 minutes for Sara to
gather her wits.
She was an expert carver on a
ham bone.
Whether I ever receive the goods
or not, I have the satisfaction of
having paid for them.
Puzzle No. 67
The present net income from the
Answers to Last Week's Punlee
No. 60—From the facts given it
can be proved that 5 tumblers,equal
the weight of a bottle.
No. 01—The word "RAT-IF-I-CAT-
No. 62—Fennate, Open, Penguin,
Deepen, Pennant, Pending, Pensive,
Pentecost, Penchant, Aspen, Penalty,
No. 63—The largest bird weighed
sixteen pounds and the smaller four
No. 64—He paid (150 for one cow
and ?50 for the other.
(ktmAfiijb iA dtiiictled
•0   14.
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
For Quality Bread, High Class Cakes and Pastries,
Scotch Oat Cakes and Mixed Cookies
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Cream Cakes
and Cream Sponges
Our Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls are a Treat
All Orders Delivered k   a
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
jHon. E. D. Barrow
| Heard By Farmers
|        (Continued trom Page One)
For Best Quality
{of a dally boat service, he thought.
I This daily milk market would lead
: to business ln other farm commodi-
] ties. It was no good for the individ-
I ual to attempt it without organlza-
| tlon with a centre In Courtenay and
: lo keep the farmers Informed what
i was required for tbe market. It was
absolutely necessary to control the
i amounts of the various products to
j be offered as a surplus once on the
' market would smash the market and
Fresh and Cured Fish
w *
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons   •   -   Proprietor
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' hair cut, any at., le 50c
Children's hair cut any style 35c
it would bo better to feed any surplus
to the hogs. In answer to a question
"What would you do with the Creamery if you sent the milk to Powell
River?" It was explained that there
would still be plenty of milk for the
local butter factory. Mr. McPhersoil
thought the acquisition of a boat was
the wrong end to start ut. There
were lots of people In the boat business he thought; and lt was a matter
of developing the production first.
Mayor McKenzie said he was pleased
to see that work was being done along
the right lines. When the farmers
were prosperous the business men'
were prosperous too. As mayor of
the city he extended a hearty welcome
to Mr. Barrow and Mr. Harrison.
.Mi-. McPherson on calling on Mr.
Barrow, said he was sure he could
say that everyone was glad to have
Mr. Barrow present.
In the course of bis address the
Minister of Agriculture snld that the
talk he had been listening to had been
consistently practical. Knowing of
the conditions of the logging camps
and the pulp mills within reach of the
farmer he was surprised the business
of supplying these markets had not
been aggressively got at before.
There was no doubt that the farmers
ot this district were favorably situated. He thought they were now
starting with the right ideas and the
only difficulty that might be experienced was finding a man with
enough backbone to return to the pro
ducer the ten or fifteen per cent, of
Inferior produce that was likely to be
brought ln by some farmers. It was
such men  who did more to hold the
the dairymen  as a whole, would not
act collectively. It would be necessary
[the speaker said, to organize to supply all the requirements of the market contemplated, all the time;    and
it   would  be  good   business  to   buy
what could  not  be  produced rathei
than lose an order.    As Individuals
you canuot tlo anything, warned the
speaker, your efforts must be through
organization.   He felt no doubt thai
the Creamery would handle the vegetables  and  fruit  and  that possibly
the meats  had  belter  be handled by
some other organization,   lt was noi
possible to tell exactly what would be
produced   by   organized   production;
but any surplus should be fed on thc
farm.   The most importana thing for
success   was   the   maintaining   of  a
standard   of  quality   as   good,   if no!
better than was at present obtainable
from the produce men nt lhe coust.
"The situation appears to be the mosl
hopeful I've seen" said Mr. Barron*
He didn't wax enthusiastic to the ideu
of a central warehouse as he though;
It would add expense and would lead
to many qualities.
farmers back than anything he knewj
of. It was selfishness on the part of I
those few producers who were unable to take a brosd enough view to
see that the prosperity of all meant
Ihe prosperity of each. He told how
the Fraser Valley dairymen had lost
s quarter of a million dollars because
Undoubtedly the market for fresh
milk was well worth looking after.
Experience goes to show that the fluid
milk-market is the most profitable
way of disposing of the product of the
dairy cow. Butter wns the next best
and cheese after that. With a market
within eighteen miles ready to take
three to four hundred gallons a day.
the matter of transportation by water
should not be difficult. He knew thai
Comox had established a good market
for Its butter at best price.* but the
sale of milk should pay even better;
and it seemed thc most obvious way
of .Improving the lot of the farmer j
He compared the situation with that |
of the farmers supplying Prince Rupert, Ocean Falls and Anyox. He
stressed the necessity of working
with the business men of the town
and obtaining their help.   It-Is very
It pay* to have y.nir shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give thi best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store
Extending to various parts of southwestern British   m
Columbia, the copper trails which we call telephone §§|
lines are ready to carry long-distance conversations g§
at speeds ranging from 8,000 to 178,000 miles per g|
second.     When speed counts—Long Distance. ii
Try our Layer Cafes, they are lovely
The White Stor
(First-class Certificate for Cake and Confectionery.)
Courtenay, B. C.
encouraging to find the farmers considering these matters in such a
practical way and the Department of
Agriculture was always ready to help
those farmers that were willing to
help themselves. His Department
had therefore decided to appoint a
District Representative for the Comox area. It would be the duty of
that representative to assist the farmers as far as wns In his power to do
so. Captain Bates wanted to know
when the appointment would be made
as he was thinking of asking the
District Representative some questions In the morning if possible. Mr.
Bairow could not promise the appoint
ment before the first of April, how-
evor. -
Mr, Rossiter. of Nob Hill, said It
wus very encouraging to nn amateur fanner like himself to know
that there would be someone to help
solie Ills difficulties. He also voiced
his appreciation of the educational
lectures which huve been provided
by the Department through the good
olllces of the Comox Agricultural and
Industrial Association. Mr. W. A. B.
Paul spoke on the matter of production. He thought that the farmers
could handle some of the logging
companies supplies of vegetables and
meats. It was necessary to find out
what was wanted and then to find
those who would grow lt. It might
be best to treat the first year as experimental and not expect too much.
He was of the opinion that it would
be necessary to pool the price of
certain grades of vegetables and also
It would be necessary to take all the
growers produced. If this was done
the growers would havo to tie themselves to a Vegetable Growers' Association and It wns on Mr. Paul's mot-
Ion that such an association was
formed. A committee of three consisting of Messrs H. P. Allberry, R.
lit. Halliday, and N. A. Pritchard was
appointed with power to add to Its
number for the formation ot this I
Mr. Wm. Duncan and Mr. Alec.
Urquhart also spoke on matters pertaining to the Creamery Association
and the Comox Co-operative Society
respectively. Other speakers were
Mr. A. E. Bennet of Little River. Mr.
Bullock and Mr. Norman Pritchard.
Mr. P. L. Anderton, Captain H. A.
Pattlnson and others.
an's dress. In which disguise he manages to make his way to the street.
Eventually, lie reaches  the homo of
his   friend,   but   the   friend's   clothes
do not fit him, being made for a man
weighing   about   300   ponuds.     Just
then announcement Is made that bis
friend's brother, a  bishop, is on his
way to the house and  he had sent
his clothes cm in advance to be pressed.   Tom seizes on the clerical garments and  finds  them  a   perfect fit.
Just   as   he   ls   about to leuvc, his
I friend's    wife   enters   and   mistakes
j him  for  the  real   bishop,  she   never
■ having  met  the  latter.     From   then
on, the fun Is fast anil furious.   The
' hapless   hero   becomes   involved   In
more trouble.   Eventually, of course,
be just manages to clear himself and
the final fadeout  Is a riot of laughs
and chuckles.
Following Is tllc theme of Reginald
Denny's latest picture. "What Hau,-
pened to Jones," which will be shown
at the (lately Theatre tomorrow at
?: 30, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tom Jones, a wealthy bible manufacturer, on lhe eve of his marriage,
promises bi^ fiancee to travel the
paih of sti'etest rectitude. Unfortunately for his promise, -he is Inveigled Into a poker game which is
raided by the police. In his efforts
to c icape from the law, he exits via
the, tlrc-escape only to find himself
In a woman's Turkish Bath. The
steam room I ecomes too hot for blm
and he sheds his clothes. Discovery
being Imminent, he purloins a worn-
wmmm. mm
•?//'Steel Standard and
lounst Sleeping Cqrs. Dinind
Cars Drauiind Pbom- Comparf
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Through c"rs Radio£flapped
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For Further Information, Fares, Reservations
etc., apply to
Cumberland, B. C. Telephone 85
A Most Enjoyable Meal With
Comox Creamery
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos fer Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones" 4 and 61
OST good housewives specify COMOX CREAMERY PRODUCTS
for their tables. Largely of course, because they know they
are the very best.   Have YOU tried them vet?
Don't forget.   April 7th.   Wednesday after Easter.
Comox Creamery Association
COURTENAY.    Mar.   2—The   concert and social evening staged by the
St.   George's   Unted   Young   Peoples'
Guild held fn thc Booth hall on Monday  evening  was   a   most successful
affair,   It was the lirst thing of the
kind to be undertaken by the recently formed guild and no doubt the mem
bers feel encouraged by thc success
of  the   venture.   A   capital   program
of   vocal   nnd   instrumental   musical
numbers had been arranged and they
were thoroughly enjoyed  by the au-
lence that filled (he hall to capacity.
Equally   enjoyable   was   the   playlet,
"Evening Dress Indispensable" which
the programme described as 'utterly
nonsensical.'   This one act farce concerned an astonishingly young widow
named Mrs. Waybury (.Miss Moncrleff
.Sheila her daughter, aged twenty-one
who has abandoned the frivolities of
of youth lo pursue tlic'studies of art,
Miss Sutherland. Nellie the maid was
played   by   Miss W.   Ball.   Geoffreey
Chandler   age   twenty-live    (Mr,   R.
Sutherlad) iu love with Sheila und G.
Conaught age forty (.Mr. Williamson)
a suitor to .Mrs. Waybury.   The scene
was laid In Mrs. Wuybury's drawing
room at 5.30 on a spring nfternoon.
The programme also Included Ladles
Trio (the Misses Rossiter. McPherson
and   M.   Sutherland).     Another   one
act play called the mad tea party a la
Alice   In    Wonderland,    Miss   Irene
Clark was the door-mouse. Miss Ina
Smith   "Alice"   Mr.   S.   Williams   the
mad Hatter and .Mr.  Allies  Piatt the
March Hare.   Recitations were given
by Mr. Williamson and .Mr. Williams
Mr. Pritchard nnd Miss Clark.    Miss
Williams  gave  a   whistling  solo and
j the vocal soloists were .Mrs. P. Booth
and the Rev. W. T.  Beattie.   .Mr. B.
Smith a clarinet solo.     A troop of
minstrels    (Messrs.    H.    Thorp,    M.
Piatt. L. .Moody nnd S. Williams and
the orchestra composed of Miss Jessie
McPherson.  and   Messrs.  Piatt.  Venables.   S.   Smith.   It    Rutherford.   H.
Thorp and  I.. Moody added  much to
the evening's entertainment,   During
the evening refreshments were served
to all presenl  and a most enjoyable
social  time was spent
Mon, Tues., Weds
MARCH 8, 9.  10.
Courtenay, B. C.
<*,•*», HmM Me AHA
David Butler
Alice Calhoun
laTfhleen CalhouavThcodor* Lorok
Helen*Costello EJIUtclatt**
duties F. Reioaer
i tn Cturles "Chuck* Rets ner
fauMnoH CbsiteeLague PAGE SIX
March Records
"That Certain Party"   Fox Trot
"I Wish't I Was in Peoria"   Fox Trot
"Sweet and Low Down"  Fox Trot
"In Your Green Hat"   Fox Trot
"I Never Knew"  Gene Austin
"I'm Sitting on Top of the World" Frank Crumit
"D'ye Love Me?"  Gladys Rice and Billy Murray
"The Unknown Soldier's Grave"  Vernon Dalhart
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall-Kodak Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's
Used Cars
Every Car fully Guaranteed—Easy Terms.
FORD  COUPE,  late  model.     Has  been  privately
owned.   Good battery, tires and (JM FA
extras,     Price     tjJ'itlU
FORD DELIVERY.   New Top. (fclOK
Good condition     *pLuO
CHEVROLET TOURING.    Late Model.    Good tires
new Top and back.   Repainted QP«10'--<!,
A snap at      tVOtUO
Several other Tourings, Trucks and Closed Models.
Blunt & Ewart, Ltd.
The Courtenay Garage Phone 61
Money to Burn.   Klondike Dance Wednesday after
At the Ilo-llo this Week-end
Sin \
Personal Mention
Mrs, C. H. Tarbell, Miss Moll, and
Mr. George Tarbell motored to Victoria Friday morning.
a    •   *
Mrs. M. Western, a former resident
of Cumberland, was a visitor lo the
city last week-end. Whilst here she
was a guest of Mrs. J. A. McLellan.
* *   *
The Rev. James Hood, pastor of St.
George's United Church, Cumberland,
returned Friday last Irom a visit to
the terminal city.
* *   *
Miss Isabelle Fielding, of Van
couver, arrived In the city .Sunday
last for a short visit with her,sister,
Mrs. D. Stevenson.
* *   *
Mr. C. Dando and Mr. W. Fielding
were visitors to Nanaimo last Saturday and Sunday, returning Sunday
I ...
!    The  day  of  duys—St.   Patrick's
Firemen's Masked Ball, llig prize list.
I *   *   *
!    Mr. Robert "Peanut" Robert son. ol
i Vancouver, arrived  in  the  pity  last
Sunday evening to attend  tlie  wed-
| ding of his cousin, Miss Jessie Steven-
! son,  which takes place tonight.
j ...
Mr. Donald Watson, of the stall of
the Bank of Canada, Nanaimo branch,
spent last Saturday and Sunday iu
i Cumberland.
The Misses Amy and Charlotte
Dallos and Katie and Josie Bono and
Miss K. Bartoldi were a party to
Nanaimo Saturday evening last, returning the following night.
Mrs. M, Watt, of Galliano Farm,
Campbell River, was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. F. Dallos over last week
end. Mrs, Watt returned to her home
Tuesday morning.
The executive of the Cumberland
Basketball Association has beeu successful in securing a berth In the
British Columbia play-ofl's for a local
men's team and a local ladles' team.
and according to advices received
trom the Vice-president of the U.C.A.
B.A. during the week the lirst of the
games takes place tomorrow evening
when the Cumberland ladies meet the
Nanaimo ladies in the scmi-iiual nt
the Island championship. The winner of this gmae, which will be played
ln the Band Hail here tomorrow night
meets Victoria in the linal.
Mr. Alex Denholme. ln whose hands
hos been vested full power to make
all necessary arrangements- for the
game, has scheduled it to start at
8:00 o'clock and it is hoped that a
large crowd will be on hand as the
travelling expenses of the Nanaimo
team will be no small item. A good
local men's game is also schedule;
tor the same card. II. Stewart will
Nothing has as yet been arranged
for the Cumberland Senior "B" men
but it is known that they wlll not
play on the Island as there Is no
other team from here registered In
this division.
J utiles Wilcock and John Stevenson j
spenl lust Saturday night and Sunday
In Nnnntmo, returning to Cumberland i
late Sunday evening. I
Mr. F. Fielding and son Dave, left
Cumberland last Saturday for Coalmont.
Big Prize List nt Masquerade Bull.
Ilo-llo, St. Patrick's Buy, JBirch  tl.
.   .   .
Mr. James Robertson left Saturday
last  for  Coalmont,  Alta.,  where  ho
will  reside for  some time.
*   ♦   *    ■
Mrs. Willard Fielding, Derwent
''-.venue, left Friday last for Nanaimo
where she is spending a short visit
With friends.
The home of Mrs. Harry Devlin
was the scene of a jolly party on
Tuesday evening when Mrs. Devlin
and Mrs. .1. Clear acted ns joint hostesses at a shower for Miss Jessie
tevens'on, whose marriage takes
place this evening. The rooms wore
tastefully decorated with Pussy Willows and Daffodills. The bride to be
was escorted under a pretty wedding
boll nnd presented with a magnificent
dinner service, the gift being drawn
into the room Tin a specially decorated wagon by Miss Daphne Lobley
and Muster Jack Devlin. Whist followed ihe presentation, refreshments
being served bv the hostesses.
*   *   *
A miscellaneous shower was also
held at the home of Mrs. R. A. Robertson, West Cumberland, who was
assisted by Miss Laura Robertson in
receiving the guests. A most delightful evening was spent and the many
beautiful and useful gifts tendered
(he bride-elect showed the high es-
tee mill which she is held. During
the evening delectable refreshments.
Among those present were noticed
the Misses VI. Lockhart, I. and G.
McFadyen, A. Watson, J. Balagno, D.
Wilson, li. Bickle.. 3,/ Graham, -A.
Haywood, M. Picketti, I. Treen, J.
Boffey, L. Carey. M. Michell, J. Little,
C. Richardson and Mesdames M. Stewart. C. Hitchens, J. Monaghan. J.
Vaughn, It. Strachan, H. Farmer. C.
Drader, and R. H. Robertson.
. P.O. Drawer 430, Cumberland,    tin
Housework. Must be goo'l plain
cook. Good home and wages to
right person. Apply to Mrs. G. K.
MacNaughton, Cumberland.
Apply Andrew Gibson, Derwent
Avenue, Cumberland. 7-10
HAY. For further partculars
Phone 86L. 7-10
BARRELS    FOR    SALE -Apply    at
McBryde's Bakery. Courtenay, B.C.
WANTED—We want cars. If you
have a car and need cash, write or
call B. C. Motor Exchange Ltd..
1062 Fort St, Victorin. B.C.     t.f.u.
and get Pur wilh Comfort
Breeches made to measure for
The most comfortable and best
fitting Breeches  In  the  world.
Just Started In
1II1S. 111)1111 HONOltEB 0>
(Continued from Page One)
say that I was gratified nt being asked and grateful for the opportunity
afforded to try and express my appreciation  for Mrs.  Hood.
"1 arrived in Cumberland a few
months utter she did. so though not
associated with her as many ot* you,
still, from the side lines so to speak,
I have been able to form a good con- \
ception of her public splritedness and ■
work for this community.
"During the   war  as   President   of.
die He'd Cross Society, she exhibited
wonderful powers of organisation and
all those connected with her in thnt ;
work admired her unfailing tact and
unflagging industry.
"So far as her church work is concerned many of you are better able
to  speak  on  that than  I  am   but   I
wish especially to thank her for her
work among the young girls of the
city—1 refer particularly to the C. G.
I   T.   Now   I   do not wish  to  dwell
on the sad side of this occasion but
I  wish  to assure  Mrs. Hood  ot  the ,
sorrow we feel at losing her and her j
family  from  our midst.   Not merely ,
for the loss of her work among us j
but ol her friendship and personality, j
"I mast confess that 1 was only
asked to read nn address so will ask ]
Mrs. Hood to forgive these few halting words, knowing that many present
could express these sentiments far
better bul I assure her that no one
could' do so  with greater slncertly."
New Spring Goods
For the Household
The bright days are here, and so are our many new bright
attractive accessories to the home, which makes and freshens
up tbe place we live in.
SCOTCH ECRU MADRAS of excellent quality, even wave, well
covered grounds, with border effect. 30 inches wide, Priced
nl 45f  per yard.
FINEST QUALITY SCOTCH MADRAS MUSLIN—A vely attractive curtain material; guaranteed to give good satisfaction, is
easy to launder, 50 Inches wide, 05f> por yard.
FILET NETS in a lnrgo assortment of qualities am! designs
with lace borders, 30 Inches wide und 48 Inches wide al prices
lo meet your purse.   35c, 50c, 75c, up to $1.2*>. ».
is a most desirable and attractive muslin. 30 lucehs wide, and
priced nt "5c or ,*! yards for $1.(10.
DOMESTIC CRETONNES—Good value in a llii Inch vide
Cretonne with floral colorings lo match most wall impels.
Conies in a wide variety of designs, prices from *t.">f per yd.
iiimmLni^rnnnM^vsrm a
The Welsh children of Cumberland
held a delightful evening at the Hollo Hall on Tuesday evening last,
when, emulating their seniors of tlle
previous evening, they also had u
supper, concert and dance. A most
enjoyable time was spent by all iib
attendance and those taking part In
tbe conceit werc-rWelsb National
Anthem. Mrs. Rogers; Dances by
Alary   Jackson,   Peggy   Roberts,   and
Bessie Carney; Recitations by Dllys
Williams, Editli Morgan. Dora Davies.
John D. Morgan and Rae Uetse;
Songs by Nan MacKinnon, Chrissle
Robertson, Samuel Williams; Instrumental items by Rae und Hibbert McLeod, Dave Hunden, John Bannerman
Cyril Davis, Jack Hill anil Samuel
Davis. Mr, W..Jackson also delighted the guests with a banjo solo.
Tlle dance which followed wa:. a
huge success, great; praise being due
the youthful orchestra composed of
Miss Pearl Hunden, Masters Jack
Hill,- Sam Davis, .-Hibbert and Rue
McLeod  and John Bannerman,
To eat  cue's own
But, to eat that same shoe—artist
tcally—is an achievement! |
This is done by Charlie Chaplin in [
his famous comedy, "The Gold Rush,"
coming to the Ilo-llo Theatre Thursday. Friday and nturduy, March  18,
111 ami 20.
In what is claimed to be a delightful delineation of great artistry, the
public sees Charlie Chaplin as the
Lone Prospector and .Mack Swnln as
Big Jim McKay In a lonely cabin;
stormbound in the barren wastes of!
Alaska. They have been starving for [
days. In desperation, Charlie has removed one ot his big, worn-out, dilapidated shoes, boiling it with tender
care, be serves it a la Rltz Chef.
The two eat this shoe. And In so
doing thoy make the spectators really
think tbey are enjoying the repast.
Thin. Is an achievement in art.
For the fact that the very thought of
eating a shoe is offensive to good
t,pste, but tbe shading of this subject--which could bc so easily be
made repulsive—is so deftly portrayed, ihat while convulsed with laugh-
tor, the spectator will always remember lhe scene as one of the delicious
high  lights   ot the  "Gold Rush."
I <!o Motor Car Repairs of  all   Description,   to   all
Makes of Cars.     All work guaranteed.     Small jobs
promptly attended to.     Prices reasonable.     Washing and Polishing a Specialty.
Walter Hudson, Junr.
Ask for W. Hudson ' Phone 77
Attend the
Saturday night
Dance at the
Ilo-llo Hall
A Dodge Bros.
116in. Wheel Base, Balloon Tires
Blue Leather or Plush Upholstery
optional.   One piece Windshield
Blue or Gray Body Finish
Pidcock & McKenzie
Klondike Dance, April 7th in the Gaiety Theatre.
Horse Racing, all kinds of gamse.     Good. Dance.


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