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The Big Noise
Cumberland Islander
at the Ilo-Ilo
this week-end
With which Is consolidated the Cnmberltmd Hew*.
Old School
Pri Prov,»ci»l Ubr
Monday Last
The annual meeting and prize draw-
1 Ing of the Cumberland Literary and
1 Athletic  Association   will  be held  in
Athletic Club on Sunday evening.
nber  the  2:!rd  at 7.80 o'clock,
dditiou to the prize drawing elec-
L| tion uf oftlecrs will take place.   Only
__ members will be 11 lowed to attend the
! meeting.    If you iind It Impossible to
Mr. J. A. Bates ,of White Rock,' be present, give your drawing ticket
Mourned by Friends In       I to  another  member.    Positively  no
Newspaper World | hoys admitted, unless they nro mem-
.  beru. 53
John Alexander Bates, sixty years
of age, editor of the Surrey Gazett
und past president of the Weekl
Nowsjmpers Association of the Yukon
and British Columbia, died at hi3
home in White Hock on Monday, December 17th, He was editor of the
Mission City Record for many years
and was one of the pioneer newspaper
men of this province. Previous to
going to the Fraser Valley. Mr. Bntes
acquired the old Cumberland News.
Born in Ontario, he came to British
Founder of
Province Dies
in Victoria
Les Merrifield I Plunkett Get*ThreeI Christmas
Phones Greetings j       More Votes
In Recount
Oakland, California, To Cumber
;,; Cpl. Matthews
Moves to
Other Changes Announced
Corporal "Boh" Matthews of the
Columbia twenty-four years ago. On 1 provincial police force will take over
llrst arriving in Cumberland Mr. Bates ! the Yale police district shortly after
became  principal  of  tho Cumberland
School,   afterwards    going    Into   the
newspaper game by taking over the
the   New   Year   and   Corporal   H.   II
Mausell of Prince Rupert will be st
ttoned at Courtenay.   Constable Em-
Victoria, U. 0., December 21.—Hon.
Waiter C. Nichol, late Lieutenant-
Governor of B.C., and former proprietor of the Vancouver Dally Povince
died at 1:15 o'clock Wednesday night
In the Royal Jubilee Hospital here,
following an operation performed several days ago. He had been In 111
health for some time.
Hon. Mr. Nichol came to British Columbia from Hamilton and London,
Ontario, where he had engaged in
newspaper work, to British Columbia,
Bnally locating in Victoria, where he
established the Weekly Province, with
Hewitt Bostock, now Senator Bostock.
In 1S0S the publication was moved to
Vancouver, and published there ns a
dally. A few years ago he disposed
of the majority control to William
Southam and Sons, of Hamilton, Out.
IIIKIIIK    UVBI     Lilt: j
Cumberland News. During his reBl- hletc-n will be transferred from Na
deuce here he made many friends who I »«lmo to Courtenay, taking the place
will mourn his passing. !'"' Constable Pattenden.
He is survived by a widow, one; Corporal Matthews came to Cum-
slster Mrs. Gilllford, White Rock, one berland a few years ago from Alert
brother Charles In Victoria, and thre» 1 Bay whore he had  considerable <>\--
At tbe end of Wednesday's recount |
[ vc
 -   i ..ere
the Cumberland Hotel received a long, bee)1
Concert at
Holy Trinity
| of votes cast In the federal by-election )
Mr. and Mrs. William Merrlfleld of j here   Docember   6,   three   votes   had [ Clever  and  Novel  Concert   Pro-
 udded to the total cast for d. 13. i  gramme Presented by Sunday
distance  telephone  call  on  Tuesday | plunketl, succc'aaful Conservative can- School Pupils
night from their eldeat son, Leslie, | dldate>   The recount will be completed j 	
On   Tuesday   and   Wednesday
who is stationed al Oakland, Cal'forn-
la. Lesllo just wanted to say, "Hello. Folks, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year." Both Mr. and Mrs,
Merrlfleld were delighted to hear their
son's voice again and ho asked them
to give Christmas greetings to all \\U
friends in the district,
didate.   The recount will bo completed
today it Is expected.
King Fighting
For Life on
Firmer Basis
brothers In Eastern Canada.
In taking over the Yale district,
headquarters at Ashcroft and six
other Btationa will be under his
charge. Clint o*». Lytton. Hope. .North
Bend  and   Lillooet.
perlenco on the provincial force there.
During his stay In Cumberland he
made many friends ami since taking
charge at Courtenay proved to be
very efficient. On Monday last at
the meeting of the Courtenay City
Council a vote of appreciation waa
Blower ■ Smith I Passed,   testifying   to  the   excellent
The marriage of Miss Nellie Smith, manner In which Corporal Matthews
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James ! bnd policed the city.
Smith of this city, to Cecil Blower.'
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Blower, of Alberni, was celebrated on Wednesday
morning ut 8 o'clock at the Catholic
Church. Cumberland, the Rev. Father
Beaton performing the ceremony.
Miss Edna Smith, sister of the bride,
was maid of honor and Mr. Aunger
Hansen of Port Alberni was best man.
Tho bridal gown was of white georgette with hat to match, and the maid
of honor looked charming in a gown
of pink georgette with overdress of
silver lace and hat to match.
The groom's gift to the maid (>r
honor was a gold brooch and to the,
hest man, a gold watch.
A wedding breakfast followed nt
the home of the bride's parents and
later Mr. and Mrs. C. Blower left on
n honeymoon rttp to Vancouver aud
Churchill - Ducca
The marilage of MlsB Emma Ducca
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ducca,
Cumberland, to Bernard Churchill was
celebrated on Sunday morning at S
o'clock at the Catholic Church. Cumberland, Rev, Father Beaton performing the ceremony. Miss Mary Bardessono was maid of honor and Mr.
Miles Piatt, of Courtenay, was best
man. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was held at the home
of the bride's parents, Lnter the
happy couple loft for Vancouver
whore they will spend their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Churchill will
make their home at Camp 3.
Will Vote on
Royston Water
Proposal Also to Take Over the
Comox Line
The ratepayers of Courtenny will be
?skot to vote ot the next election on
the question as to whether or not the
community of Royston is to be supplied with water from the Courtenay
England Wins
Second Test
Anzacs Fail After Hard Struggle
Sydney, Dec. 20.—By the large margin of eight wickets England won the
second cricket test match of the present tour of Australia. Australia going down fighting in the second innings instead of being engulfed in a
threatened single innings reverse.
Since the visitors have won the flrst
two contests, a victory in the opening
game at Melbourne on December 20
will give them tlie rubber match nut
of Ave scheduled encounters. England
won the second gnme by an aggregate
total of 652 to G50.
;    English bowling, fairly easy on Wed-
lesday,  lightened  up as  Ryder  and
Exhaustion Continues Profound,
But Heart Has More ;
London, Dec. 20.—The following official statement was issued at Buckingham Palace tonight regarding King
George's health: "As there have already been two bulletins today, a
further one is not issued tonight. The
position continues to be satisfactory."
Britain Joyful al Announcement
The announcement brought joy to
Loudon, already prepared for good
news by the optimistic reports of the
last two days.
it was believed that unless the King
had an unexpected relapse, he would
Slowly recover, although''bis convalescence must be long and tedious.
The feeling of relief and hope
among tbe King's subjects was but a
former adding only 2 and the latter
IM runs to his total.   Oldliold, out leg
.before   wicket,   added   nothing,   and
Grlmmett scratched only a few runs
The Australian Innings ended leaving
only 14 runs required for England to
reach the Antipodenns' aggregate.
Both Tute and Geary" were put
before   securing   the   necessary,   but
Duckworth and White did the trick,
White hitting the winning run.   England's  record  first  Innings  score  of
636 aided by Wally Hammond's bril-
rne uounmi*;   U:1Ilt 2B1  aml Tnte's bowlinS. which
waterworks, Mr. A. B. Ball. Chairman averaged  four wickets  for 99, were
of thc Water Committee, giving notice, the features of England's win.
at  the  council  meeting  on  Monday
night  that  at   the next  meeting  he         * '
would submit the required by-law.
Included in the by-law will be a pro
vision authorizing the city to expert
approximately $5,000 on increasing
the reservoir capacity, not only to provide for the Royston supply but nlsu
to provide against any shortage in the
city supply which may threaten in the
Aid. Ball reported to the council that
there was a guarantee from thc Royston residents for $1500.00, signed contracts for which were in his hands and
he  recommended  thai  the  necessary
;iesiiay,   ugmeiiuu   mt  ua   iVJuc,   	
Kippax  opened  today's  innings,   the  reflection of what had been noted in
i nlngs of ibis week the Sunday School
I pupils of the Holy Trinity School presented a very clover aud novel concert
I programme   to   an   appreciative   au-
| dioace In the Parish Hull.
!    Mother Goose  was  there  nnd  the
' OUL Woman in the Shoe.   Mr. and Mrs.
i Santa, and all other people from the
land of Nursery Rhyme were present
too.    ".Mother Goose's Christmas Visit" was certainly a great success and
the Characters were as follows;  Mrs.
Santa Claus, Madge Bryan;  Red Hiding Hood, Margaret Shortt; Little Boy-
Blue,   Richard   James;   The   Dancing
, Girl.    Mary    Small,    Mother   Goose.
At a well attended meeting in tho j Thora Keeler;Bo-Peep, Muriel Shorn
Veterans"  Hall   of  the  Cumberland   Jack Horneri Hobert Thoburn; Queen
Conservative   Association   some   very | of   Heart8i   Ett|e   Buchanan;   Mother
important   matters    were   dlscusseo  Hubbard,  Audrey  Phillips;   The  Old
^yonmn   Gia{iyS Colling; Jackand Jill
A. J. Taylor
Heads Local
Enthusiastic Meting Held—Ladies' Auxiliary to Be
with all present joining in the gen
oral discussion. It was unanimously
resolved to form a Indies' auxiliary
shortly after New Year, when It Is
hoped to make this branch of the
work of the association a real live
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: Hon. President,
Hon. S. P. Tolmie and Dr. G. K. Mac-
Naughon; Pros., A, J. Taylor; Vlce-
Pres., W. Prior; Secretary-Treasurer
Eraser Watson; Executive committee,
Mesas, Frank Dalby, S. Cameron, Reg.
Stacey. J. Derbyshire, W. Graham and
Chas. O'Brien.
Socials will be held during the winter and early spring when lt Is hoped
as many as possible will join tbe a-
the less restrained actions and words
of members of the family.    All of
them have devoted  part of the last
twent-four  hour    to  distractions   of
various kinds.
The Queen and Princess Mary went
to the Zoo for an unexpected visit.
! The Prince of ■ Wales took n" honr off
to watch the finals of the squash
racquets championship •
"How's you dad today. Princess," a
man shouted to Princess Mary at a
Christmas party organized for disabled soldiers.
"Getting on nicely, thank you," the
Princess replied.
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''   ' Parliamentary   Press   Gallery   Representative. »
Shower for Bride
Miss Irene Bates entertained iit the
home of Mrs. J. Miller. Sr., nt a miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss
Nellie Smith on Friday evening. Games
were played during the evening, Miss
Eddie Cavallero winning tlie guessing
competition and Mrs. J. Miller, Jr
winning llie prize offered for thc game
musical chairs. Paring the evening
the guest of honor was presented with
a large number of beautiful sifts front
those present and Inter a delightful
buffet supper was served lty the
Misses Irene llates Edna Smith anil
Mrs. ,1. Miller.
victoria DO Dec. SO.-The quick. Department of the Interior, and Dun-
,,C n Premier Tolmie has got with'can 0. Scott. Superintendent-Genera
th   Dominion government In arrang- of Indian Affairs, have been deputed
g forty-eight hours ot nego-: to arrange with British Columbia all
ing with"  ion,    6 pending transfer, these
Uatlons al details   o. tito retu m to ^ ^ ^ ^
Tl eCC '«*.   BboTcl'ptt:   .end Highway, the addition of Mount
"<-•  «— ~  -»•  - ~~T.   ^"   'ncturlng ot tbe mueh-magulfled Asslnibolue and  perhaps other  pro-
arrangements be made and a by-law the puncuiriuis " m,M MooiJettn | vlnolal national parks to the Dominion
submitted to the ratepayers. olalm  0l   I°rm _,„,„. erata! chain, and the Anal adjustment of In-
Major A. IC Hilton and Mr. Chas. that be and heal on, as persona^gram L,an H matt(!I.B,   Br,tlBn rjolum-
Simms attended lhe meeting in  the at Ottawa, could obtain tovoreMe con i f,i|mmlMlo|ici. l0 uct „,„, Mes.
interests of tho Royston people. Major slderatlon by 1 rentier King a      .    , ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ bq
Hilton said that six of thc "uarantors colleagues of British Columoias . g   ■ ■ ^ ^^   ^  ^^ rmtna w
had signed for $60.00 per annum each In a straight business »"»»'"»»• vlctorla| wMon wlu probably be on
on the understanding that as soon as Restoration of its lands to tne rrov i ^ ^ ^ ^ ohrlBlmaa tu].k(,y
others came in to make up thc guar- ince now erqutres only to he impie-; ^ ^^ ^ ^e
mented  by  legislation   In   terms   »'- hnirmnimd
ready agreed to by thc federal  and  Saanich homestead,
provincial   leaders  MonA. which nnpotatment 0, ,„, w. .1. Gad-
iegislatlon will he passed duringthe ^ colonlMtlon corn-
approaching sessions of thell  pa.lU , ^^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^
ments. trued ln  ninny quarters, whore tho
The   provincial   *»»«*£ I ml8lakon notion obtains that this ex-
will face the task of reorganizing the ■
Dudley Keeler and Margaret James;
SantaClaus, Wilton Dalby; Reindeer,
Bety Shortt, June Eadie. Joseph Bu-
ohunnn and Lewis Buchanan.
The recitations and songs rendered
by the small people from Nursery
Rhyme Land were delivered with enthusiasm und a naturalness which
made the enjoyment of the dialogue
keener aud spontaneous,
Tho second part of thc programme
consisted of a Christmas Pageunt,
"The Angel's Message to tho World.'
The pageant which was portrayed by
members of the Sunday School was
both Impressive and prety. The synopsis follows: It Is evening time and
the sun lias gone down and the little
town of Bethlehem stands silhouetted
against  the evening sky.
In the valley aud on tbe hillsides it
I is quite dark. Tbe shepherds have
kindled their watch (Ires and prepare
( to spend the night guarding their
| flocks.
|    The  hours  of  the  night  advance.
j The   shepherds  are  gathered   around
j their fire.
Satisfactory Arrangements Arej    suddenly  Angels  appear to them
announcing tha birth of tho long looked for .Messiah, the Prince of  Peace,
and   telling  them   where   they   would
find him and by what sign they would
recognize him.
After  tho Angels  disappeared  the
hepherds said one to another:   "Let
us now go even unto Bethlehem and
see the thing which is come to pass
wheih the Lord has made known unto
And they came with haste and found
the young child and his mother and
Joseph as the Angels had told them.
The shepherds return to their watch
fires and tell these things abroad and
all wondered at these things which
were told tu them.
While the pageant was being dramatized several carols were sung by
.members of the choir and added to
the  impressiveness of the  play.
Logging Trucks
Allowed to Run
A. Anderson
Drowns at
Union Bay
Well Known Resident of Shipping Point  Meets Tragic
On Wednesday night just as dusK
descended, Mr. Adolph Anderson, one
of the best known residents at the
north end of the island, tripped as he
was walking along the wharf aud
pitched head first Ittto the water. It
is presumed tin unfortunate man
struck some object before reaching
tlie water, probably one of the braces
as he was quite dead when picked up
n few minutes after the ncccident
For the past 34 years, Mr. Anderson
has been a familiar figure at this end
of the Island, everybody in Union Bay
knew him. lie came out from Sweden
on a sailing ship at a time when the
Bay was "some'' port. Anderson liking the look of the place decided to
slay and attached himself to Mr. J.
A. Fraser of the Nelson Hotel and has
been, a faithful servant over since.
The funeral will take place at Courtenay on Sunday at three o'clock. It
is not known whether the deceased
has any relatives In this country or
"Love" on Xmas
Eve and Night
Yes, Sir, it will be "Love" on Christmas Eve and Christmas night at the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre With John Gilbert and
Greta Garbo In the titlo roles. It is
the illtn event of the year, so do not
miss it. Greater than "The Merry
Widow," and "Fie b i .'1 thQ Devil."
The story is based < n Tolstoi's great
novel "Anna Karonlua," and is tho
greatest tragedy of a forbidden love.
The vivid tale of a woman who gave
all for love and the sinister fate that
dogged her happiness.
Review No. 17
Elects Officers
At the annual meeting of Revelw
Xo. 17 W.B.A., the following were
duly elected to office: Past President
Mrs. u. McNeil; President, Mrs. S.
Davis; Vice-President, Mrs. Morgan;
Lady of Ceremonies, Mrs. Bates;
Chaplain, Mrs. Donald; Recording
Secretary. Mrs. V. Frelono; Financial
Secretary. Mrs. Sam Miller; Treas-
uer, Mrs. Covert; Capt. of the Gunrd,
Mrs. F. Parkinson; Outer Hostess,
Mrs. H. Jackson; Inner Hostess Mrs.
K.  Marocchi;   Musician  Miss  D. Fre-
nntec, these amounts would be reduced. There were four other residents who would take the water but
would not sign thc guarantee,
Aid. Pearse brought up the question
of thc Coinox water line. He said that
it had been suggested that while they
were on the water question It would
bo a good time to submit a by-law for
thc taking over of this line at the
present time rather than wnit unil thc
cost of the exension.had been earned
out by thosQ who had financed 'he
project. The city, of course, would
then have thc line handed oevr to
them without coat but the line was
paying now and if bonds were issued
to re-tmburse the Comox Water Company the earnings would no!, only pay
the interest and sinking fund but
would leave a good annual surplus to
thc present taxpayers. By taking it
over at once thc city would Immediately  have 5. surplus oi  about $^C0  p
entire administration of these extensive territories! which have been under Dominion control ever since British Columbia entered confederation.
duality of costs being thereby elemin-
atud. When the Oliver-MacLean government advanced arrangements for
the land transfer, It wns announced
that the British Columbia treasury
would benefit to the extent of half a
million a year through revenue from
the Hallway Boh lands
ate was based on contributions there
port on land conditions and utilization with profit is to serve British
Columbia somewhat in the capacity
of a glorified real estate agent, displacing officials at present entrusted
with marketing developed and semi-
developed areas in Bunias, the Okan-
agan's Irrigation areas. It is not Dr
Gades' plan or purpose thus to dls-
place or conflict with officials directly
venue u-oni ^ in cnarSe of sales promotion, but
This estim-' r;ilno1' ,0 co-ordinate their activities,
obtain  wider recognition of tho pe-
Made With Department
The regular meeting of the Courtenay City Council was held ln the
City Hall on Monday night with the
whole council present, Mayor McKenzle presiding.
On behalf of the Native Sons of
Canada. Mr. Frank McPherson suggested that in constructing the new
sidewalk from thc Free Press corner
to the Native Sons' Hall, that portion
of the sidewalk ln front of the hall be
constructed of cement. It would no
doubt cost considerably more than a
plank sidewalk but he thought the
building was worthy of it.
Aid. Douglas said he had been really
ihe instigator of this proposal as he
thought It would be a shame to put
an ordinary plank sidewalk along this
building. The only feature that he
did not like was the laying of cement
at this time of year a.s a few degrees
of frost would injure it. He was fuiiy
in nccord with the scheme but thought
it should wait until next spring. Aid,
Macdonald was of the same opinion.
Aid. Pearse said he thought lt was
a piece of work the council sh'jtild do:
they should recognize In some way the
work that the Native Sons had done
In putting up their building and ln
any event plank sidewalks were noc
very satisfactory. He moved, .seconded by Aid. Douglas, and adopted, that
the present council recommend to next
year's council that the work be done.
Mr. McPherson suggested that in the
meantime some fine gravel be spread
In front of the building and this would
put the ground in good shape for thc
laying of the sidewalk when the time
came. Aid. Douglas replied thnt this
had already been decided on. also they
had decided to fill In the ditch into
which Mr. McPherson had fallen, Mr
McPherson laughingly remarking that
he retracted the remark he had made
nt the time that he wished lt had been
thc chairman of tlie board of works
who had fallen in.
The secretary of the Cumberland
Cricket club reports that the drawing
which should have taken place this
week hi ., im account of one u.- two
books still being out, been poctpoftud
and wll hake plan- as early in the
New Year as possible, it is hoped
that the public will respond a little
more readily during the next two
weeks and purchase more tickets. Owing to a lot uf drawings taking place
at this time of the year, tlie vendors
of the Cricket Club tickets have not
met with the response anicipatod,
However, we are assured the drawing:
will take place as early in the New
Year as possible.
Aid. Pearse
for Mayor in
On Tuesday morning a deputation
of business men waited upon Mr.
Theed Pearse with the object of getting his consent to stand for nomination for mayor of Courtenny for 1929
and we understand Mr. Pearse has
given his consent.
Aid. Pearse has been a member of
the city council for the past five years
and has been a very valuable member
of that body. For the past two years
he has been Chairman of the Finance
Committee nnd ns such has watched
Holiday Carnival
Dance Xmas Eve
There will be a big holiday dance
on Christmas Eve in the Ilo-Ilo Hall
under the auspices of the Ancient
Order of Foresters. Tho dance will
be a regular carnival affal with bal-
onus, Ticklers and other forms of innocent amusement. First class male has been engaged ;iud patrons ara
assured of a right royal time. Dancing starts at 9rB0 and coutlnu - until
well, until everyone has had enoubh.
Gents., $1.00, ladies, 50c.
Teachers to
Get Pensions
Victoria.*—British Columbia school
teachers are ai u 'i i of legislation
next year under wbich they will have
permanent rath li i nllowanci a, it is
learned at the Pai u al Buildings.
Under the conti mplati I plan all mem
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very carefully the expenditure of the ployed In the pi   i     ■, totalling ap-
city's lunds.   He is well fitted in every proximately 8,800 will con-
way for the position of chief magls-! tribute to the ncl em< at the rate of 4
per cent   - I   ' >;'   othly. A
definite retirement
from to the federal exchequer ln the|culiar outstanding advantages of the
il from land leases, mineral taxn-1 scveral "reas- ll,1,i Promot8 BrouP co1'
,, I onization   with   minimum   pioneering
tion. etc. , ■
v_ I handicaps
In the Pence River Block, the Prov-
Anothor feature of his land market-1 also reported the  gravelling of
Reports of Committees
For the Hoard ol Works. Aid. Douglas reported the commencement of the
i construction of 600 feet of sidewalk
uIoiik tlie Lewis Park line and also the
| sidewalk to the Native Sons' Hall. He
"   1200
a year.
So far as the electric light was enn-       - ,
eernoH      OfllH     Alrl     Pnnrco     tHev    Irnnw InCC   gninS   '.\.51*11,1111(1   acres   of  superior                                   -• mi--   ...  u»     , aj3U    ..H     ....    .„---
S tLe Lo "julcJMhe   sold  the "^cultural   land,   which   makes   it "'« »•«■» »U* Morent.ato, It MM .1 sidewalk abng the Un,o„ Bay
better theT were ofl aid the  earn ">•• »«t Important element In  the K <* °- *>™">r f«ni»«t:I. that t„.d .„« the eonetruotion ot 1« Jeet
peuer  mcy  were on  arm  ine same i                                    . h   proposes tn work In association ■» ol drain In thc lane back ol Tarbelb. '
thins applied to thc water and it they tran te     O(the Railway Belt lands I    ,. „. Mm ,J    kM ,,
could make money ont ot It It would originally   10,076,000  acres.  9,002,400,
be good business to issue thc bonds.    | acres revert  to  llritlsh Columbia ns
Aid. Ball Intimated that thc other unalienated.    The extra cost to the|
tar a
In the past has rather resented pro-
vlnclally capitalized competition in
tlle business they arc specially licensed and taxed to conduct, and to
which  they  have  pivon  constructive
lone; Sergaant, Mrs. T. Carney; Miss members ot thc company were quite prov Ince of adm nsterlmills new ter
WBA Miss Nellie Monks; Miss Can-1 willing to accept their money. When rltnries Is placed at $100,000. leaving
Id t Mr en Color Dearer no, J they put the money Into the Comox a net gain ot $400,000 a year, with 1m-
v "' R Coc- Color nearer no. 2. Mrs. j water  line  they  never  figured  they mediate   nnd   extensive   expansions,, ^^ ,„„
Anders   Fnslgn no. 1, Mrs. V. Fre- would  get anything out ot  It;  they chiefly  through   colonisation   of   tol    ..  .     	
f„„e   Ensign no 2  Mrs. B. Brown.    I were anxious to get tho water. I Peace River territories .toward which
Foilowlng the election of officers a     Aid. Ball also gave notice that he  the eyes of thousands of prospective
social hour was enjoyed by tho mem-'would bring In thc necessary by-law, settlers are turning hopefully.
                     will lie fixed.
«         •      \171_.   , r.   a        Tho governmeni expense will
Lronies Whist Drive> > n    „„ .t oo-
                          .curs betwei , ■.  available
A most successful whlst drive was and the need protosston an
luld In lhe .Memorial Hall on Sntur-1 amount which  . itetl to bo
duy night under the uusplces of the I large.
Hums' Club, when there were twenty !    The big difficulty In tho way of th0
one tables in play.   The prize win-- project was removed when tho tcach-
ucrs   were  ns  follows;   Indies'  llrst, ors  decided   reci to  establish  :i
Mrs. Schmidt; second, Mrs. C. Qrant: j fund of - '   retiring al-
■onsolntlon,  Miss  .1.   Boffey;   gentle-j lowances of n ot their profes-
l men's tlrst, Mr. Bob. Yates;  Becond,  slon   who  will   i itly   before
lontrl '      ally  to tho
fund.   Thi    ■ tl  iwance, will
that this be now closed ln, thereby | r»rd game refreshments were served lot com-,    be b i tho teachers
completing   that   particular  drainage by tne lady members of the club oml salary during tl pel    I  Allowances
system and the chairman of the Board '»»' dancing wns enjoyed until mid- will be made up to II         II ol money
ol Works said he would look Into this., "W».  "'e  music  being  supplied   by accumulated (hm teachers' month-
VPOSCS  lit won.  in  uauuiauu,,  --„   ,,,   ........	
possible with local realtors, in-     Aid. Macdonald called Aid. Douglas's
Aid. Macdonald called Aid Doug ass   ^ consolation. Mrs. Sam they
0 of antagonising this body, which attention to the open drain UWtWh| Following   the1 fund
the   Millard   property   and  suggested _ „....,„„.. ,„ .... aerved I of c
social nour was dujujo" ".   —    .
ber. and refreshment, were served.     | to take over the Comox Une.
Under  Commissioner  Qaddes'   roii
eral supervision, the initial drive tt
transform the several setllement arena I Qu^c
YYUfM     OllIU      lit       UVU.M       —a.        ...
In collection with the hauling of logs1 the Byng Boyi
over thc city streets, Aid. Douglas said'
that two wicks ago there had  been'    storps ln Cumberland will be clos
cold spell utter which lt had
Iy contributions. scheme
Deputy minister W. W. Cory of tbe j (Continued on Pago Five)
(Continued on Page Eight) I cua.
has been virtual!] rsod, the Gab-
 t^^^— ll,pt nus "ot ruI'1'1 ":l ''■ i"':i('inK ad"
»d on Tuesday and Wednesday of next  vices  from  the   !':■ anc     Department
week.   Do your shopping this week i showing exactly  how  It  will  affect
provincial revenues. page too
The Cumberland Islander
uiius'niAs TiaiE
THE spirit of Christmas is as universal as Christianity.
It invades the homes of rich and poor, the lonely
peasants' cottage and the lung's palace, Prison
walls are not Impervious to its entrance. It readies all,
high and low, in every walk ot life, alleviating pain and
softening hearts, so that warmed hy lhe sweet anthemns
flrst chanted by the angels near the city uf David nineteen
Centuries ago, "peace on earih to men of good will," eacii
Individual heart shoots forth Us tendrils to close around
lis kind, and from these myriad sources imbibes love und
cheer, and gives in turn to those which around it close.
Thus turning and entertaining under tlie f.,rdng-«las:>
of Yule-Ude, u couioiun heart-baud forms and binds
together, for one day, at least, the several luinilred million
hearts of Christendom, lint it is in tho home (huw sweet
that simple English word, which has Us equivalent io no
other tongue) that the spirit of this holy season finds Its
deepest expression, and this hallowed spot, now doubly
dear, is the focus of family affection. Perchance one la
absent from tiie humo lire, then us early morning bells
peal forth the old, sweet message, each parting noiL> bears
through the frosty air tlie yearning message from loved
ones to loved one, and echo returns laden with a precious
burden, the expression of the void hi the wanderer's
heart which home alone can 1111. Oil! fitting indeed that
it should bo thus that the true love of loving hearts! makers
should this day above nil days be lavisher upon that
sweetest spot on earth, for lie whose advent it c.ommemoi
ates founded tlie home. Prior to His coming humanity
knew not its charms. Women plays no part ii
history . Kept in ignorance mistrusted ami d
woman was little more than a slave. But the day of
her emancipation was soon to dawn. Christianity had
its inception that lirst Christmas morning In the stable
of Bethlehem, by its uplifting and purifying doctrine, was I
to lose the shackles which bound woman to a life of
degradation, place her in her present exalted position
in society, the equal of man, with rights as sacred as his.
and give her nn office, the highest, the holiest, the noblest ] °u . .
This emancipation of woman, and the perpetuation of' ""' "ICial
the monogamic family, made home all that it is, Christianity consecrated and guards it and thus it is today the
depository of human affection, and the unseen influence
of its altar weaves around the hearts of the children of
meu tenderly strung cords, and limes them to harmonize
sweetly with the good and Ihe true, and their vibrations
furnish the music of life. Oh. yes! fitting Indeed that
Christmas should be lhe festival of the home.
ALTER CAMERON NtCIIOL, outstanding citizen of
his adopted pruvince. died Wednesday night at
,'ictoria. An operation performed last Thursday
failed to restore lhe falling health which troubled the
final months of his busy life. A few restless days of
sharp physical struggle intervened before he turned his
head for the lust time to sleep,
For thirty years Waller Nichol had been part and parcel
of the life, tlie growth, the energy of his adopted province.
He was tlie founder and first owner of the Province news
paper, and to speak of his death here is almost as if the
stoues should utter the name of the builder. For the
period of a generation he was not merely the court of
last resort in the Province office, but he directed its
affairs. His life was wholly identified with The Province
and its life with him. Then lie went from his publisher's
chair to become the tenunt of Government House, and it
was as Lieut.-Governor that he was best known to the
younger generation of British Columbians. But he was
first of all a newspaperman, and it becomes us, who are
the assigns of his tradition here, that we should remember
him first In ihat capacity, now that he has gone to hi3
long home.
Nothing In all his life became him any better than the
high standard lie set in his conduct of the lieutenant'
governorship. Ho regarded it as a great honor to be the
representative of the King in British Columbia,, and he
never forgoi the responsibility or the obligation which
attached to the office. He wus a sincere patriot, a loyal
citizen of this Dominion and the Empire. He believed
thai lhe path of destiny for his native Canada was an
equal partnership in the British Commonwealth of Nations. Perhaps there was no more convinced and sincere
imperialist In all Canada than Walter Nichol.
As we say goodbye to him for the last time, and as we
express our sympathy with those who were of his family
and kinship, We realize that in every hamlet and mining
camp in British Columbia there will be regret today at
tlie passing of Waller Nichol. Truly, he was one of the
I  liis adopted  province. -Daily  Province.
■mother newspaperman has gone to his te on the understanding that as others
By-Law Will Be Submitted At
Next Election
At the regular meeting of the Courtenay City Council on Monday night,
it was desiced to submit a by-law to
the ratepayers at the time of the annual election in January, authorizing
the extension of the electric light system along the lower Sandwick Road
and to the Dove Creek settlement.
At the previous meeting it had been
reported that a sufficient guarantee
could not be procured from the residents on the lower road to warrant
the extension but at Monday night's
meeting a deputation waited on the
council to put their case before them
This deputation wns composed of
Messrs. John Crockett, Herb. Bridges
and H. Cox. Mr. Crockett, as spokesman for the delegation, said that they
had been requested to bring the electric light question before the council
to see what could be done. They had
secured the signatures of eighteen residents on the road who were willing
to guarantee in the aggregate $704
per annum and there were several
more, who through force of circumstances weres not willing to sign up
just now but who would come In ln
the near future.
Mr. Cox said that if the council did
not consider it a good enough proposl-
■ tion to give the light on this road to
Ithe eighteen signed up, there was a
(suggestion that certain of them would
in the meantime increase thir guaran-
i| CluistmasSaiHugs
To llelfast, Liverpool, Glasgow.
Letitia, Dec. 13.
Te Belfast, Liverpool, (Glasgow.
Letitia Dec. 14.
To PIi mouth, Havre, London.
Auranla  December 21
Also   weekly   sailings   from   New
York and Boston to  European Ports
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Newest Styles In Ladies' Coats,
Dresses, Party Dresses, and Evening Wear, Sweater and Sweater  Coats.
Silk Lingerie.
Silk Vests and Bloomers, Teddys, Step-ins, Nightgowns, Silk
Pyjamas, Dance Sets and Combinations.
Pure Silk Hosiery.
Ladies'   Pure   Silk   Hosiery   In
Square   and   Pointed   Heels   in
all (he newest Parisian Shades
nt $1.00. $1.50 and $1.05.
Xmas Handkerchiefs.
Souvenir Handkerchiefs, White
and Colored Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Novelty and Fancy
Boxed Handkerchiefs from 35c
lo $1.25.
Money Orders, Drafts nml Traveller,'
nipqu^s. nt. lowest, rates. Fall Inforra-
nllon from Company's Offices, 62S
Haatlngs  St.  \v.  Vancouver,  B.  U.
i nogan  C "ljL ;
,,, j ^  last reward, and newspaper men all over the came In this guarantee would be pro-
'' ^  Province will mourn the passing of Mr. John portionatcly reduced.
A. Bates, whose death took place on Monday. Mr. Bridges said that they would
Mr, Kates was a well known figure in Cumber- Uke the city to consider the matter
land where, previous to going into the newspaper and help them out in every way. Borne
game he taught school. In the year 1907 he took °f 'hem wanted the light and wanted
over the Cumberland News from a Mr. Anderson il badly but ot the »'esent tlme » was
and after about two years as editor of the News °re"y hard t0 set 'hem all on the line,
sold to Mr. J. J. Wier, now on the staff of the-01"* tl,e Une was bullt' more would
Government office in Cumberland.
During his stay in Cumberland the late Mr. Bates
was a familiar and popular figure and endeared
himself to al lwho knew him. In politics he was
a strong Conservative and no one loved argument
on politics any better than John A. Bates. During his career he had several tilts with the late
Premier John Oliver, and for all their differences
in the political field remained firm. The press
of the Province will miss John Bates, and will be
all the poorer for his loss.
Christmas in the
Apartment House[
IEANETTE KIRBY hurriedly finish-
Ed- I for a vacation to be spent fn Vancou-
i their ver and Seattle.
onc- | 'eet at Wolf Lake a few days ago. The
It was but a few moments until the big cat was Just in the act of spring-
two women had sobbed out their own | ing a deer when the boy shot him.
selfish griefs and had decided to have,    Mr. R. A. Wilson left this morning
JEANETTE KIRBY hurriedly nmsn-io Christmas party all their own.
ed dressing and proceeded to tap j win Klrl'.v Joined most heartily in
on the bathroom door and Inform her Plans and made numerous trips to the;
husband. Edwin Kirby, that if he didn't basement for canned fruit and pota-1
hurry, they'd be late for the Christmas i toes,
party.   Edwin didn't want to go. she
knew, but she had Insisted, so he ac-j candles, some red bells, and roping, and
quiesced. a huge sack of dry popcorn.
On tho other side of the wall, or| What a party! The Kirbys forgot
rather in the other half of the house, | their differences in making dear Mrs.
dear little Mrs. Whltely paced thc ! Whitoly happy and. in turn, Mrs.
ffoor gowned in a quaint old dress of Whltely loved the company of young
other days, and a modest little bonnet ] folks. "Never since pa died, have I
topped her silver locks. The Union' had such a wonderful Christmas
church had promised to call for her: party," declared Mrs. Whltely. when
by motor to carry her to their annual! she bade the happy child-like couple
holiday party and she was very happy' good morning at her door a number of
as a result. j hours afterwards.
Some good must come out of every
thought both wo-
and to the attic where he found
the folded patent Christmas tree, some
Thus lt was, when the clock sounded out the hour of eight, tears flood-1 misunderstanding,"
ed the eyes of both women—one be-jmen as thev cl0SMl 'heir eyes in sleep
cause she had been forgotten and the jat "le ™d of such a happy Christmas
other   because   her   spouse   wouldn't
! Eve—L. B. Lyons.
Courtenay Locals
hurry. Both women had opened the!
front doors of their apartments nnd!
had stepped out upon the porch.    A
beautiful  snow   had  begun  to  cover' 	
the ground nnd Jeanette knew Edwin j Mr> c. D. Bridges, of the Courtenay
hated tramping through a snowstorm, sawmill Co., left this morning for
while    she,    herself,    loved it.    Mrs. ■ Seattle where he will spend the next
Mr. E. Fletcher, of the Dyke, returned on Friday from Seattle.
Mr. F. Gagne, of Quathiaskt Cove,
was a visitor in town on Monday en
route to Victoria.
Mrs.   James   Hudson hau   returned
to her home at Little River after a
slight operation at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Many of the older people, particularly around Cumberland, will remember
Mr. J. A. Bates who was principal of
the Cumberland Public School twenty-
one yenrs ago and who at that time
bought the old Cumberland News.
Word has Just been received that Mr.
Bates, who for some years has been
running a newspaper at White Rock,
died on Sunday last.
The Sunday evening Bible class had
been enlarged to full strength, and
two of the latest recruits were discussing Bible topics.
"I think this yarn about feedin' five
thousand   people   on   five   loaves   o'
bread an' two llsh is all bunk," declared Bill.
"It can  be did.  buddy,  it  can  be
Mrs.  Border,  of  Courtenay,  visited'did," answered Henry.
Whitely concluded    that    the   young, few months.     Mrs.  Bridges went  tojner mothei. Mrs T Wood ]aflt weej£        ,.Aw_ what's the matter with you?
folks of Union church had decided she Seattle a few days ago. .,   *   „ You gofn, bugs on thlg Bible stuff?"
wouldn't venture out in a snowstorm.! Mr. T. Tame, who went to Vancouver     'N'aw," replied Henry, "but I useta
Neither woman noticed the other until     Louis   Gray,   aged   sixwen,  snoi  a lMt ^        ^ ^ Bergeant In France."
a low sob escaped thc lips of the elder!cougar measuring seven and one-hal.
Mr. and Mrs. George Van Hemert
and family are leaving this week-end
to spend Christmas with friends and
relatives  in  Everett, Washington.
come in.
Aid. Macdonald suggested that the
required guarantee might be reduced
if those interested would help construct the line by the digging of the
post holes. However, he thought the
committee of residents must have
been pretty busy tn succeeding In getting the guarantee they did, but the
Electric Light Committee had always
taken the stand that they must have
sufficient guarantee before putting a
by-law to the people. He said, however, that taking everything into consideration he was now prepared to recommend to the council that the bylaw be submitted for the construction
of the extension to the lower road and
Dove Creek, and gave notice that at
the next meeting of the council h:
would bring down such a by-law,
Mr. Cox raised the question of the
flexibility of Clause 4 of the contract
whereby the city might raise the rates
but the Mayor replied that they need
have no uneasiness on that point; it
was the policy of the council to lower
rates rather than raise them. |
Silk Rayon Ded Covers, Silk
Curtains, Cushion Covers and
A Complete Range of Infanta
Wenr In Silk anil Wool Garments
(lift Suggestions in Ladies' Hand Bags, Deaded Bags, Necklaces
Fancy Ties, Silk Scarves, Gloves. Fancy Garters, Powder Puffs.
Comb and Brush Sots. Manicure Sols, Perfume and Pace Powder
Compacts, Cut Glass and Silverware.
♦, ^^^^SWMPSWf
Made-to-measure and Ready-to-
wear Suits a n d Overcoats,
Sweaters and Sweater Coats.
Plain and Novelty Broadcloth
and Silk Striped Shirts.
Men's Kimonos with Slippers to
Mutch, Plain and Fancy House
Men's Fine All Wool, Silk and
Wool, anil Silk Combination Underwear.
Newest St.. les in Hats and Caps,
Latest Xmas Novelties In Men's
Silk Neckwear in Fancy Boxes.
Men's Gifts In Mufflers, Gloves,
Club Bag3, Shaving Sets, Cigar
mid Cigarette Cases. Military
Brushes. Ivory Brushes, Knitted
Vests, Initial Belts.
A New Shipment of Men's Shoes
and Oxfords in Black and Tans.
Built on the confidence of its subscribers, the Family Herald and
Weekly Star, Montreal, stands supreme today among farm papers,
while its Magazine Section is easily
at tbe head of the list.
Knew from Experience
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Christmas at the Cumberland Supply is one of the
delights lo Old and Young. Our Xmas Stock is replete
with Dainty Goods for the Xmas Table.
Oi II I.IIIIDS   Mil.  1111.11.'.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
No Argument
Is Needed!
I tell you FRELONE'S Christmas stock is the best I have
ever seen. IT'S A FACT
FOLKS.   Vou should sea our
Bon-Bons from 40c to $1.50.
Boxes of Chocolates, Cigars,
Cigarettes, Pipes and Pouches
all in fancy Christmas Wrappings.
ROBINSON'S PLUM PUDDING and dark Fruit, Cherry,
Luxury, Maderia, Sultanna,
Genoa and Victory Loaf Cakes
Christmas Stockings and other little novelties. Japanese-
oranges, Mixed Nuts and
Christmas Candies.
Phone Your Wants—We Deliver
Entirely at Your Service
Dunsmuir ave.        Phone 122
The Lord Nelson at Halifax
Navel Oranges, popular size, 35c dozen or 3 doz.  $1.00
Naval Oranges, medium size, 4 dozen for            ,05
Naval Oranges, new crop, large, per dozen         .50
Apples,  per  ho*          12.IJ5
Cooking Apples, first quality. 3 lbs, for       .25
Special Cilflll Prlco on .lap. Oranges, per box
California   Walnuts,  per  tb.
Pen mils  (roasted), per In	
Brazil   Nuts,  per   lb	
Hazel Nuts, per lb	
Christmas Candies:  Cream Jellies. Brilliants, Humbugs
per lb      .25
I.owney's  Hulk Chocolates, per It).      .05
Christmas Cakes. 3 lbs  $2.25; 2 lbs   $1.50
Christmas   Puddings,   2   lbs  $1.50
Fancy  Short   Broad,   each   50
Just arrived, Excellent Assortment of Gentlemen's Ties
at G5c and     1.05
Our Hob Roy Muffler, pure wool, an excellent Gift, for .Men 1.75
Garters   in   fancy   boxes,  each         .50
An Excellent Xmas Present for the Homo, Johnston fl»ff AA
Floor Wax with Polishing Outfit, $6.75 for .
Phone 155 Cumberland
/Mtizens ol Halifax take very justitiabie pride in
V,J the fact that in bringing to fruition their dream
ot a new modern hotel, they have created a beautiful
hostelry which, while still too new to have many
valued nesociations, has an atmosphere redolent of
those days of grace in which their city had Its beginnings. The Lord Nelson, but recently opened,
has a charm not usually associated with a modern
institution of its kind and a decided nautical touch.
The grill, for instance, is named the "Ward Room,"
and as one sees the sailor suited waitresses moving
about the tables one half expects to hear the "Ship
Ahoy," or "Light on the starVd bow, sir." Lanterns
help to foster the ship-board illusion, and, one of
these lanthorns, pictured above, has very close associations with the sea. When Lord Nelson lay dying
in the cockpit of H.M.S. Victory, while the great
old ship heaved in the rollers off Cape Trafalgar
on October 21, 1805, this lamp illuminated the scene
as the doctors strove to save a life the loss of which
was one of England's greatest.
A bust of Nelson, an original from the Royal
Naval Institute at Greenwich, and an exceptionally
Ine piece of wcrk, stands in a comer of the lounge,
minjE 4 modal oi bis flugthip   Ia the tmlfl diAUiz-
room, too, a very fine oil bIiows the admiral on deck
and hie men running up a signal of victory
The Lord Nelson is, however, a little more than
an art centre. It is a very modern hotel of 201)
rooms facing the Halifax Public Gardens. Its puhlic
and convention rooms are exceptionally well planned
and appointed. The design is Georgian, simple and
beautiful. While it has been built as the result of a
community effort, the Lord Nelson is operated by the
hotel department of thc Canadian Pacific Railway.,
which company has considerable interest in it. It
will, therefore, compare very favorahly in service
and all ewentials with the great Chateaus and other
bowls of th* eomjiany. PRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1928
We will have a fine display of
the choicest local turkeys, ducks
geese and poultry
The pick of the district
Wilcock & Co. Ltd
Phone 66
Mutual Life of Canada
If interested in a sound investment studv this result
of policy in Mutual Life
Gross Cash raid
Policy No.    Plan    Age    Premium Amount    by .Mutual Lite
38,10(1   Eudowm't -it   •    $-\>A\) itH.uuu            $1,1171.02
liu years
Net Cash Paiil
Amount Received
by Assured
for Each $100 Invested
Regular   Dividend   Allotment   for   19..S— $^.400,000
In addition lo this a special Cash Dividend of $700,000 Is now
being  distributed   to  policy  hol.ler.s
Phone 83L Agent Cumberland.
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144 p« Mill St., Courtenay
Agent In Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday,
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bldwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
Christmas  Cakes
Choice Selection of specially ornamented
Cherry, Sultana, Madeira, Genoa, (iced or plain)
Scotch Currant Bun and Shortbread
Xmas llincemeat Pies
All with the usual stamp of quality.
As a Christmas Special we are offering Genoa Cake,
topped with Almond paste and icing, for 40c lb
This is delicious eating cake ,made from the finest ingredients, and fit to grace any table.
Mann's Bakery
"The Home of High Class Cakes &. Pastries"
Symbolical of Christmas Is the
Evergreen with Its Gifts
and Lighted Candles
By  F.  E.  DAVEY
A hright winter night, a silvered
lauuscupe curiously mosaiced by curi-
Liu-iy utstorted squares of black, and
a.i.>nau btars wiuKiug from the durK,
.oiveiy uackgrouad of sky. There was
a clearness ui the air and a stillness
•y.uou'ang over '.he 'woodlands thai
came of a sharp and heavy cold, a
alienee uubi'OKeu save for the ringing report ot a tree split under the
.uexdraule grip of the frost king; it
was a night that bespoke of suuuy,
opurkliug nays when the air sought
out unprotected faces and nipped them
with cold fingers.
Came the soft crunch of breaking
snow crust und tbe shout of men'..
laughter—alien sounds breaking lhe
pull of Bllence that wrapped Itself
about the evergreen acres. Along
ibe trail these invaders came; two
lads lu warm homespun and furred
caps, expectant eyes peering above
the bulging woolen mufflers which at
once protected neck and chin, short
axes at the hell, and mlttened hands
dragging ungainly homemade, sleigh.
About them, In grave disarray, stood
solemn sentinels of the evergreen
hosts—spruce trees, large and small,
weighed down with the heavy snow
fall and awaiting the axe of the pioneer.
The trail they followed was one usual to new lauds; ln summer, a rough
winding lane, deeply rutted by plodding ox-wagons aad hounded by grotesque stumps fences, whose roots
reached upward with despairing supplication and whose lands they guarded bore mute evidence of the forest
recently felled by man; In winter, a
beaten track through a pallid landscape whose blanket of snow mercifully covered the stump-strewn lots
and banked In profusion about the
fence edges until the stark ghasth-
ness of uprooted stumps were concealed beneath Its enveloping folds.
The village trail It was, to the un-
unclamied lands. Once a pioneer
settlement, the steel highway of the
railway had opened new arteries of
communication aud commerce and
where log cabins had stood in motley
array now were neat cottages, a
church and general store, or two.
From these homes came the glow of
light to reflect upon the shadowy snow
about them and to give an air of cheer
to the deserted street. Yet, but twice
a week was there any communication
with the outer world, for only then
did the train steam proudly Into this
optpost stnion, Its ballooned smokestack, or, possibly, the elongated funnel of the earlier locomotive, belching
smoke and sparks through stack.
For the village is a mythical one
typical of the thousands and one pioneer settlements In the infancy of the
country, a settlement whose people
knew little of pleasure but much of
hard work and who rarely unbent
from their endless routine of toil except upon such a gala occasion as
Christmas, when each diminutive
home boasted of its tree and such
gifts as the householder could afford
to give. And It was to gather for this
festival that the two lads journeyed
so gaily through the stump lots ou
that night.
Throughout the centuries the Christmas tree has been an establishment
custom of this Joyous season and today Its hold upon the people is as
great as It was In the days when
grandmothers wore bonnets and crinolines and grandfathers chokers and
heaver hats. Its grip upon public affection fs unrelenting despite the passing of years and though customs and
habits change with tho times, the
Christmas tree remains as much the
symbol of Christmas as Santa Claus
In this fact Is to be found a small
but unmistakable Illustration oftho
growth of the country. Many of the
purchasers of such trees doubtless
remember the days when If a tree were
wanted for Christmas It was but a
small matter to offer a lad a few
cents and he would go Into the neighboring bush, chop down a suitable one
nnd drag It to the customer'1: house
without difficulty. But with tho building up of Industrial centres and the
Increasing need of land under cultivation, the wooded areas surrounding
tho densely populated districts havt.
grauuuitj be<ju uuuudcu oi their uiio-i
anu wilu iheu p-iBSiHg ua.e gone uit
Uftyfl   whim   uie   auiun   ouy   couiu   cut
a uuriacmas tree to order.
i QUs, tat,- muu di the Cut.-sLinUo
utje uas ruceuuii uortu.vuru uiuu ii>
auy CUe Lui is Linus uees tor cue uiuei
oL"k.uojja ui LuiiLiui unU liidsluiu Liuia-
au are urawu luigeiy iruui we uuuu-
c.u uiSiiicLs oi uie province^, jusi
mini uuuiuer 01 trees are cm. uowij
eucu year lo uiuut uie Uuuiauu ut beacon u.e nut kuuwu, nor woulu u ut
ifuobiuiu lo apprujiiwiiLt* their mini
uur uut tiie quunmy lait large out., su
.argy iu iucE, mat a uumuer ui year*
ago tne orauu intuit itauway bys-
ujui Had a score oi Hal cars Lmiii il
a siiectul leiigiu tu Uaul tins tjpu o.
U'ama and eucu year the quanta}
-.uippeu nus been steadily Increaamg.
ill   lUl'UIllO,  UIOUO,   It   \tUS   CollUULCU
i>y Mr, a. M. Auams, Ueuural Ageu.
Ji the Freight lJepartuiem, L'anauia^
aiioiiai Hallways, uuL Uetweeu thlrt)
and forty cars arrived Horn puiuis lb
asoruieni Uuiurio tor diitribuliou tu
ueighuorlus cuius aud, iu some case*
*o .frontier points, uour tho Niagara
.'oniusuJu. When it Is known Ujul tlle
average flat car will carry about six
•luiidred buuehes of trees and that
these bundles contain from a dozen
lo a scure oi individual trees, somu
idea of the great quantity carried may
ue gleaned. To strike the average
number of trees at the conservation
figure of fifteen and the average uum-
oer uf cars received at the Toronto
Terminals at thirty-live would give
the ustoundiug figure of more than
three hundred and fifty thousand treen
And this capitulation docs uot include
.ie hundreds of trees culled from thu
-acklields, pastures and bush lauds
it the various agricultural districts
■.'Inch find their way to village, town
ind city by motor truck.
So much for the Toronto district.
-Vhat must be the toll taken through-
jut the 1) provinces of the Dominion!
Especially when Montreal, Canada's
iiggest city, with its million of population alone Is considered, together
with Winnipeg, the centre of distribution for the fertile wheat belt of Manitoba, Ottawa, the Capital city of the
Dominion, the cities of he Maritimes,
Hamilton and London, the marketing
[joints for the centre of Canada's deadly of population, and Vancouver, the
shipping point for the Pacific coast.
What would he the total number of
u-ees cut annually for the Christmas
.'estivlties? Imagination only could
juess the answer.
Although the raids upon the fir
j-'orest each year amounts to a staggering total, expert assurance has
been given that cutting by tens of
diousands of young trees does virtually no damage to the forest lands.
The selection of trees for the Christmas markets are made with great care
Man, fortunately, has learned in the
hard school of experience that indiscriminate cutting uf trees means a big
economic loss. Where woods were
once looked, upon as something to
clear out quickly so that money might
be made by cultivating the ground
upon which they stood, today they
are viewed In the terms of dollars and
cents and the system of selection is
carefully done long hefore the saplings feel the bite of the axe. In fact,
It has been said that the Christmas
market supply is merely the pruning
of the forest areas, so that the multitude of trees left will have the necessary air and sunslifne to assis;
them to attain their full, healthy
growth nnd that thousands of trees
cut each year hundreds upon hundreds
of these would droop and die of their
own accord from congestion were
they not felled for the seasonable
It Is when these shipments begin
to arrive in the centres of distribution that the railway yards take on
a real Christmas touch. The long
lines of flat cars piled high with
spruce and hemlock and, sometimes,
cedar—great splashes of sombre green
and white where the snow flakes of
their journey settled—give an atmns-
phere to the terminals not to be found
at any other time of the year. Various types of trees they are, those
wired tightly upon tho cars and
towering ns high ns an ordinary box
car, and range all lhe way from tho
tree In miniature, with a base lhe
thickness of two fingers to the veritable giant, whose trunk dimension *
nre measured hy the foot and whose
ton win tower almost to the telephone
wires   when  set  proudly  lu   front of
some great store or public builuiug,
Hut una aud ull, these thousands ox
Lrees come on tho same joyous mis
siou of brmgiug happiness aud buu-
shlne to hearts boih uld aud young.
Nor is it alone in evergreeu trees
(.hat the cities and towns are dependent upon ihe railways for their Cunst-
dias lestlvlties, Tne products of lactones, uot only . .-, home but in far-
olf lanus lapped by the seven seas,
iiuiis Horn Liie cq,uatur und lrom the
soil smiled upon by milder climes,
• ogetabletf fresu from the sunny Sum.,
and lurs from the frozen reaches u»
the far North, all of these are brougut
to Canadian homes- by the railway^
mplemeuted by the steamship lines,
such as the Cauadian National Steam-
hips, whose passenger boats, with
■pedal equipme.it, bring the product
jf the West indies to the Dominion ->
bores and whose fleet of freighter*
all to far-away ports to bring bacU
gilU and presents for this season.
Long before tho harried shopper
begins to compile th0 Christmas list,
the railways arc moving train upon
train of gouds and articles into the
centres of distribution aud when tbe
season begins to opeu their work is
virtually done. The goods are upon
display; they have been moved from
the point of manufacture to the point
of distribution and from there delivered to the retailer. Everything
runs with the precision of a well-oiled machine. Not a minute Is lost.
From the manufacturer to the distributor, to the retailer, and to the customer is but a series of functions without a break down in bringing Ihe gifts
to decorate the Christmas tree In the
Inded, the Christmas tree has become an institution, an integral part
of    the    Christmas    festival    Itself.
Though one of the greatest Industries
and  Instruments  of cixlllzatlon,  the
railways,  have been  called  upon  to
assure its supply each season, to thc
J homes of the nation, the spirit underlying it Is Just as real and just as
| genuine as It was In the simpler days
l of the pioneer when the youth of that
. lime  went  forth  Into  nearby  woods
I clad in homespun and dragging their
i homemade hand-sleighs behind them
! to bring back their tree for the joy-
i ous season that will endure as long
| as Christendom itself.
£5^   Special Family Laundry Rate   *^J
also expert
A Trial Order Will Convince You.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe, Telephone 150
Cumberland, will receive prompt attention
A social time was enjoyed last Saturday evening when between forty and
fifty people gathered at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Genge to wish good luck
and convey good wishes to Miss Alma
Conrad on the occasion of her forthcoming marriage. A notable innovation was injected Into the evening's
pleasure when a voice came ovor the
radio wishing Sandy the best of luck.
Mrs. Nellie Pearse, Malcolm and
Gloria, her children, left on Tuesday
."or Vancouver to spend Christmas and
New Year holidays between that and
jther Sound Cities.
Mr. Grieves, of the Seventh Day Ad-
icntist movement, was in the Valley
on Friday and .Saturday conducting
meetings in connection with tehir annual week of prayer.
Mr. Bruce, from Union Bay, was a
visitor to Mr. and Mrs. T. Pearse during the week.
Mrs. William Monks left for Vancouver on Tuesday to spend Christmas
with her people.
A party was held at the home ol Mr.
and Mrs. Davies on Wednesday night
when quite a crowd of young couple
gathered to celebrate Dora's birthday.
Heavy windstorm
puts fifteen
telephone lines
out of order
Fifteen of lhe ll.C. Telephone loMpiiiiv's hm^-dls-
Iniicu telephone circuits un
thu i.a.iiiiluJid, including the
new direct lino to Iiilg.irj,
were put uut of order by a
windstorm uu Hie nii:hi uf
Saturday, Dec. 8* Trouble
In nil cases was caused b)
trees being blown down un
thu wires*
Ah alternative routes were
avnllahle, Hutu wiin do ex*
tonslro cessation of service*
AldorgroTo was the only
pluvu isolated. The iruublu
demanded immediate net ion,
lioworor, and telephone re«
polrmon were suon in the
Held mat in ir necessary re-
All lines affected, liielud-
Imr Uiobo to AldergroTC,
were restored to normal by
thu fulluYilng da)>
Courtenay 226
Cumberland, 150
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Tasty Pies  and  Pastries
We   make   our   Pies   and K
Pastries as fine as possible {j*
Our many customers tell w
us they can't buy any bet- S*
ter anywhere.   You would Sr
do wisely by ordering now tL
for the holiday. £«
Phone 11
Cumberland      M
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
We have the best
ijA Selection in
TPF     Town
Place Your Order at Once for
Your Christmas Dinner.
Our facilities for buying enable
us to get the best in the district.
City Meat Market
We Deliver phone 111
In every sorts of building materials,
WINDOWS, 1)00113,
Royston Lumber Co.
PIION'ES ' *,eflt caIl3: I34x Courtenay
[ Olllce:  159 Cumberland. PAGE FOUR
MlIDAT, Die*
For every member of the
family and friend
We invite you to look over our stock which is complete
with New Season's Goods at except innallv reasonable
For the Smoker: Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, in all
sizes in all the most popular brands.
Fancy Boxes of Chocolates in the well-known brands of
Lowney's, Patterson's, etc., packed in boxes from
i/i-lb.  to  5-lb.    Extra  Special 4-lb,  box   family
assorted at   81,35
3-tb. Box Hand Rolled Chocolates, each  §..2~,
21 Nut Ears, assorted, packed in Holly Box .... 81.00
Christmas Mixed Candy, Me lb. or 3 lbs. for $1.00
Cigarette Cases, Tubes and Rollers etc.
Pipes in all well-known makes from 25c up to $5.00
— •_:!:— • _$_•_
Fancy French and California Glace and Candied Fruits
packed in Cedar Boxes and Baskets, in all sizes,
suitable for shipping and makes a very acceptable
Fancy Bowls and Plates, Fruit Sets, Fancy English
Tea Sets, and Salad Sets, Bon-Bon Vases, Cups and
Saucers etc.
Extra Special 28-piece Tea Sets at per set  82.35
Glass Ware: Wine Glasses, Tumblers, Bowls, Bon-Bons
Cake Plates, and Salad Sets, etc.
3-piece Table Sets, Butter, Sugar and Cream, .... 95<>
7-piece Fruit Sets, 1 Bowl and 0 Nappies  95i>
7-piece Water Sets, Grape design, Jug and 6-Tumblers
Each   82.35
— •—:!:— •—t—" —
Stainless Dessert and Table Knives at 6 for .... $3.50
Carving Sets, Table Sets, Pocket Knives and Razors.
Aluminium Roasters in All Sizes, Tea Pots, Percolators
Straight Pots, Double Boilers, Fry Pans, Kettles,
Wash Basins, Bread and Cake Pans, Waterless
Cookers, etc., Electric Irons, and Toasters, etc.
Refreshing Beveridges in Port Wine, Loganberry,
Cherry and Ginger Wine at per ottle  50p
Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Imported Ginger Ale,
Welsh's Grape Juice, etc.
XMAS STOCKINGS at 5c, 10c, 25c and  50<*
Fancy Bon-Bons and Crackers, etc.
Mixed Nuts, 35c lb. or 3 lbs. for  $1.00
Fancy Figs, Table Raisins and Dates, etc.
Full Stock of Peak Freans Biscuits and Shortbread, etc.
Robertson's Fruit Cakes, plain and decorated, all sizes.
Phone 38 Service & Quality Phone 38
Victoria, B.C.—A new high record
for mineral production in British Columbia  with a marked improvement
in value as compared with the pre-
| vious ..ear, features the preliminary
review of the mining industry Just la-
| sued hy Hon. W. A. MacKenzie, Mln-
j istcr  ot  Mines,  based   upon   figures
1 compiled by J. D. Galloway, Provia-
i cial mineralogist.
I It is estimated that the output of
, metalliferous ores mined and treat*
! ed during 1028 will aggregate 6,790,-
1000 tons as compared with 6,416,021
! tons iu 1027. and with 4.775,073 tons
in 1020,
The estimated value of tho production is approximately $64,865,691, an
increase of $8,056,888 over 10117, or
ii.1 por cent., this aggregate being
about $508,000 less than that of 1920.
a record year in point of value o!
production on account of higher prices
then obtaining.
. In every Item an Increasod output
is reported for metals, including gold
I silver, copper, lead, zinc and coal
I while structural materials will show
[ an increase and the output of mlscel-
j laneoua minerals will ho nearly twice
that of last year.
Coal Production
i    The estimated production of coal it.
! 2,610,300   tons,   valued  at  $12,551,500
! as compared  with  2,453,827  tons in
11027, valued at $12,269,135.    The ln-
| crease Is due to greater production
| trom the Crow's Nest and Princeton
j Merrltt fields,   Vancouver Island will
| make a lower output this year.   Concerning coal, the report says:
j    The coal trade of the province Is
gradually growing, hut is still subject
; to intensive competition from Import-
I ed fuel oil and hydro-electric power.
I But with the immense  resources ln
coal  aud  the  gradual  perfection  of
more  scientific  methods  of processing and using the product, the yearly
output can ho expected to steadily ln-
1 crease.
Imporant Event
! An important event in the coal mining industry during the year was acquiring of the Western Fuel Corporation's holdings by the Canadian Col-
. llerles (Dunsmuir) Ltd. This latter
company now controls all important
operating collieries on Vancouver Is-
land with the exception ot the Cassidy
Colliery, of the Granby Consolidated
Mining Smelting and Power Co. The
amalgamation will permit of Important operating economies.
The Gift of Gifts
for Her
We have a splendid assortment of Toilet Sets in
Tortoise Shell, Pearl and Amber and French Ivory
which are of the most beautiful designs and shapes
that we have ever offered for the approval of the
public of Cumberland. If it is a toilet set you desire
for her, wc are certain we can please you.
For Mother, we would suggest Silverware.   We have
select slock in the well known makes and designs.
If you will favor us with a visit we can solve your
gift problems as our stock is one of the largest ever
and includes gifts for everyone from baby to grandma.
Come and se for yourself.
That your Christmas may be Merry and
full of Good Cheer and that the New
Year bring you a full share of Health and
Success is our wish for you this season.
Jeweller and Silversmith, Cumberland.
| Home Made Christmas
< Candies
ANOTHER of the ceremonials that
make home such a likeable place
at Christmas time is the malting of the
pretty, colorful candles to decorate the
table or All small boxes and baskets
for neighbors and friends to whom one
wishes to give a little something more
than a card.
A cold, wintry evening Is just the
time to indulge in this festivity, and
if a neighbor or two should be invited
in to help, so much the jollier. Tie
bright checkered aprons on the men
and make them do the preparatory
work, such as cracking the nuta and
I getting the meats out whole, chopping
j citron, squeezing lemons, cutting angelica Into strips, and halving red
[candied cherries.
Meanwhile at one side-table alts the
j lady with the fondant—that base of all
j the cream candies—stirring the confectioner's sugar, moistening it to the
right consistency so that it will make
] round soft balls, and then either dip-
i ping It in boiling chocolate or stuff-
1 ing lt with nuts, cherries, citron, or
bits of fig paste. It can be used to
stuff dates, taking the place of the
stone, the dates then being rolled in
granulated sugar. Oh, there is no end
to lhe decorative, luscious goodies that
can be made from this cream foundation.
To make these candles look like
Christmas, the liberal use of green
and red Is advised, cither in the fondant itself or In thc trimming. A box
of coloring matter can be obtained at
any grocery, thc colors being green,
pink, violet und orange. You can
put a bunch of holly on a white
cream by cutting wee leaves of green
angelica and tiny bits of candled cherries, pressing them Into thc cream be-
tore it hardens, a tiny green pine
tree can be cut and pressed Into the
top of a cream-
When these pretty Christmas candies arc packed into little gay baskets
or painted tin boxes, they make the
most attractive sort of gift to send
around the ncighforhood to nearby
friends, or to give the Christmas caller.
In addition, the fun of making them
in the company of a kltchenful of
family or neighbors makes a preliminary Christmas party that is nearly
as delightful as thc day Itself.
iBy Betty Barclay)
When Santa Claus visits a homt
• here there are no stockings await-
.ig him he knows there are either n.
ittle hoys and girls iu that home, o.
it Is ruled by parents whose child
iood'8 Christmas mornings had some
ilng lacking.
Few events in the life of a sma.
liiUI are remembered so long or wit.
omluess ns the trip ilownsiuirs earl)
hrlstmas morning to see what ha
'eeit left in the stockings hy the lire
ilaco, or the searching fingers very,
.ory early in the morning Hint creep
rom beneath thc covers to see what
is In a certain stocking hung on tin
Thero la something mysterious
.ibout wrapped, rustling packages fell
.'or an instant through wool, cotton
>r silken mesh. The round object
nay he a hall, an apple or an orange.
The soft package may bo a handkerchief, mittens or even niarshmnllows.
The long object may be a banana, a
.vhlstle of a pop-gun. It is not quite
.ayllght and hesitating lingers hardly
lare turn on the light for fear moth-
3r or dad will awaken and say it Is
oo early to get up—even on Chrlst-
nas morning.
Sq—u—e—a—k. The soft package
has made a sound. Little ears listen
attentively for another sound from
the next room. A gentle pressure,
aud the squeak is louder. It brings
a half-fearful thrill to the little In-1
vestlgator and at a grunt from the
next room.
"Is that kid awake already? It'B not
more than "
"But It's Christmas morning, Henry.
Merry Christmas, Junior."
"Merry Christmas, mother. Merry
Chlstmas, dad. You oughta seewha'
Santa bro "
"Want to get up, kid?" Dad has allowed his mind to drift hack twenty
years or more and is now willing to
sacrifice sleep at the altar of a child's
lelight. "Turn on the light and dad'll
get your bathrobe and slippers. Look
through your stocking while I stretch
for a moment and then we'll see
what's under the tree downstairs."
Unhappy, Indeed, Is the hoy or girl
who cannot look hack to a bulging
Christmas stocking. Toys, candies,
nuts, fruits of all kinds—a dozen
little things that bring big thrills and
take up the time bet-ween opening eyes
and thetrlp downstairs to where big
presents await.
By all means see that the children
dren everywhere. But whe-a you pack
those stockings, see to it that you
pack them with thoughtful care—for
the contents may be made a very valuable Christmas gift.
Little tots are prone to overeat on
Christmas day. Furthermore, they
ihey are likely to eat too heavily of
foods that do not agree with them, |
and thus have a happy Christmas
morning, but a Christmas night of
tummy ache. Too much rich candy
is not good. Nuts are delicious, but
rather heavy. Turkey, chicken, bread
—there are allacld producing foodj,
and if acid foods are eaten the children should also eat heavily of alkaline foods, so that they may have a
balanced diet .
Be sure to stuff a big orange ln the
toe of the Christmas stocking, tying a
note from Santa to it, stating that the
orange must ho eaten before breakfast. Not only Is this an apetlzer, but
it is strongly alkaline In its reaction,
even though many still think of lt as
an acid fruit. If the child will eat an
orange before breakfast he will probably eat much more sparingly of candies and nuts, and thus come to the
breakfast table ready for his cereal,
his toast, his milk and his marmalade—and they day will be started
If hunger come before the big meal
of tho day, see that the "in-between"
is a glass of lemonade and a rosy apple, nnother orange, or some figs and
dates, taken from that valuable stocking. If Santa wishes such foods devoured, children will gladly obey-
even those who might frown when
such Important persons as parents
make the request. So necause it le
Santa's desire, the morning orange
and the later-on glass of lemonade
and fruit are taken as a balance for j
those delicious but acid-producing
foods that are eaten heavily on thl3
clay of da>s.
Forget the Christmas stocking?
Never!* Not if you wiBh your children to have memories that you have
of this rustling, bulging, mysterious,
delightful visitor on Christmas morning.
P. P. Harrison
hang up their stockings—or yours, if
your children are like all other chil
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Offlce
Courtenay             Phono 111
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In ETenlnp.
Telephone 11IR or 14
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given rerjr
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C.
How About New Electrical Fixtures or Even a Kitchen Unit.
Make the Home More Attractive
Consult Our Wiring Department.
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
A plebiscite will be taken at' •
the Municipal election to be held: i
on Thursday, January 17th, j j
1929 to determine the advisa-J:
bility of purchasing the Cum-[i
berland Electric Lighting Co,, [!
Ltd., and the Cumberland and1:
Union Waterworks Co., Ltd.     >\
W. H. COPE, CM.C '•
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a i/j-»n- 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.
LADIES—Lingerie, Coats and Dresses, Fancy Handkerchiefs
MEN—Neck Wear, Fancy Belts, Silk and Wool Hose,
Hats and Caps
BOYS—Boys' Leckie Shoes, Red and Green Stitch,
nothing better for the boys.   Caps and Hosiery.
Fancy Chinaware in a great variety of articles—Fancy
Cups and Saucers, Tea Sets, elc.
All at Special I'd es for the Balance of the Month.
Start the NEW YEAR
Right with a NEW Suit
Union Tailor
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Thla Handsome
8-Cup Sin.
Will be |lven away ab-
lolutely IrM to each
purchaser ol
Braid's Beit Tea Is packed In two grades:   Red Label Orange
Pake, and Blue Label.   The most popular tea on tht market
Eastern Canada
or thc
United States
this Winter
by the
Leaving Vancouver 9:50 p.m. Daily
Carries Through Standard Sleepers
Radio-equipped Observation Car
I. W. BICKLE, agent, Cum berland, Il.f, Tclephoae U
Or write
O. 1*. Earle, District Passenger Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Service   —    Courtesy    —    Comfort
Canadian National
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May your heart be as
light as the snowflakes
whirling round the
roof-tops, and as warm
and merry as the ruddy
glow of the firelight on
the walls.
May the jovial Yule
find your board laden
with all the good things
of life in plentitude.
This is the wish of the
Bayview Dairy
A Full Supply of Whipping
Cream.    Order Early.
The good will of the Christmas
season reminds U3 of your good
will throughout tha year for which
we give our heartfelt thanks. May
happiness, prosperity and great
success attend you.
A. McKinnon
An appreciation of your patronage
—a pledge to continue to give your
our very best service — a host of
good wishes for a happy Yuletide.
E. L. Saunders
The spirit of Christmas calls us to
a better appreciation of old associations and the value of old friendships. May you have a Christmas
replete with all the joys life can
Eclipse Barber Shop
(C. Spooner, proprietor)
May the peace and joy that attend
you during the Christmas season
remain to righten each occasion.
Hariing & Ledingham
As the holiday season approaches
may all your cares vanish as swiftly
asthe sparks from the Yule logs
are   whiskered   up  the   chimney.
Riley's Transfer
When you wake up on Christmas
morning, may your joys be as numerous as the needles on the Christmas tree.
Frelone's Grocery
May this Christmas bring you into
renewed association with the age-
old spirit of the holidays, and the
treasured happiness that Christmas
meant for you when you were a
as the sparks from the Yule logs
C. H. Tarbell & Son
May each light that peers forth
from a window on Christmas Eve
bring joy and peace and lasting
happiness to your heart.
Leighton's Dairy
Wp hope that your tree will be
weighed down heavily with the
blessings of Providence during
this merry Christinas season —
blessings that will endure.
A. Henderson
"God rest ye merry
gentlemen, let nothing
you dimay," cried the
singers of old on Christmas morning, and so
saying, we call upon
you all to share the
merry   holiday   spirit.
E. Robinson
Dry Cleaning Pressing
Third   Street,   Cumberland
H. R. Hassell
Whipping Cream Aay Time
Fresh  Table Ot i In   ',
Pint Unities, 16a or Tickets,
2 tor S5c, 10 tor 51,110.
"You can Whip our Oram hut
you   can't   Itpat   Our   Milk."
MERRY CHRISTMAS * With this age-old phrase, so simple, yet so full
of meaning, we greet you—thankful that our relations have always been
so pleasant in the past and confident they  will continue  to be so.
The G. A. Fletcher Music Co., Ltd.
"God rest ye, merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay," cried the singers
of old on Christmas morning, and so saying, we call upon you all to share > Tjfo^
thc merry holiday spirit.
Matt Brown's Grocery
Carnival Dance at the Ilo-Ilo on Christmas Eve    -   Good Time
"Love"   |   Coming to the Ilo-Ilo Iheatre
Monday & Tuesday
December 24, 25
Friday and Saturday, December 21st and 22nd
Broadcasting on a wave length of 3000 smiles.
We want to tell the world that we'll show the
funniest comedy of the season beginning on
Chester Conklin
Sam Hardy, Alice White,
Ned Sparks, Bodil Rosing
Monday and Tuesday, December 24th and 25th
John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in
John Gilbert is again a dashing officer and impetuous
lover, its in "The Merry Widow" and "Flesh and the
Devil." „     ,
ifly.    Once more Greta Garbo's beauty and fire leave you
Thc screen's most thrilling lovers are here now in a ji'R.trtV
,     romance worthy of them! V/;.U;,„„I
Edmund Goulding's production from the novel Anna
enina by Lyof N. Tolstoi.
Here is the film event of the year ,
Don't miss it! /
Wednesday and Thursday, December 26th, 27th
Monte Blue with Liela Hyams in
"One Round Hogan"
James J. Jeffries back in the ring again!
The best loved of world champions returns
to score a knockout • on the screen
this time - as the old time fighter
whose son became the fighting
king of them all! ! ! !
He knocked 'em cold with his
fists. She knocked 'em cold
with her flashing eyes, her dainty
ankles, her come-hither ways.
When the pair of them met and
loved, who was the champion
Fiffht! Fight! Fight!—Fight- \
ing for love of it, fighting for I
joy of it,    fighting for honor, •
fighting for love! — The heart j
punch thriller! — "One Round :
Hogan." \
Few people realize the power that
the daily press exercises over their
daily lives, according to Allan Dwan,
veteran director and producer, whose
First National Picture, "The Bis
Noise," comes to the llo-llo this Friday and Saturday.
"We are Influenced in what we buy
and how we live through advertising,-'
sa.>s Dwau. "We realize this when
we look at the pantry shelves, whefo
mostly standardized products will he
found, or in the garage, where our
make of car coincides with some wide
ly advertised automobile.
"We do not realize, however, the
tremendous Influence that the news
of the day, and the manner ln which
it is handled. Influences our thoughts
and our actions. Are you conscious
of the fact that at least half tlie
things one talks about during the
day, perhaps an even larger percentage, are gleaned from the dally
paper? All our social and business
Intercourse is woven around these
topics—news of what Is going on in
the world.
"It ia the sensational type of scare-
head paper which 13 so brllllantl.
satirized by Ben Hecht, in his storj
"The Big Noise," from which this
picture was filmed. Hecht is one oi
the most brilliant newspaper men thai
ever came out of Chicago. He Is the
author of a number of books and novels, as well as of the original screen
story of 'Underworld.'"
"The Big Noise" features Chestei
Conklin, Alice White, Sam Hardy,
Bodll Rosing and Jack Egan.
Most pictures have to do with love,
of course. But it has remained to
John Gilbert, more or less noted as
a lover, to inject a new idea into this
thing that screen drama i3 made of.
This Idea—and it Is an Intensely dramatic and thunderously powerful one
—is seen in "The Cossacks," his new
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer vehicle which
comes to the Ilo-Ilo, Friday and Saturday, December 28th and 29th.
"The Cossacks" is huge In concept,
cast and setting, and, like "The Big
Parade," its gigantic effectiveness?
serves only to accentuate the love
theme of thc boy and girl that runs
through it. Interestingly, too, Rene.
Adoree is the girl.
But there Is still another element
ot love in ft; one that lends itself
to more powerful drama, and that U
the love of father and son. It Is tho
love that drives a father to absolute
Iy torture his son until the boy is bent
to his Ideals; the love of a strong
lighting man that becomes almost a
fanaticism under the stress of emotional turbulence. Such a love is
stark drama, whereas the other Is a
j sweet romantic thread. And by combining the two, Frances Marlon, thc
author, has woven a drama so huge
and compelling that the audience
watches in spellbound amazement.
Cossacks,    brought    from    Europe
stage sensational rides in the picture
esque garh of their race; gigantic sot-
• I tings, including a whole Russian town
I j hundreds  of  people  in  the  colorful
;! garb of Russia,  form a background
ot kaleidoscopic beauty.    Sensational
rides and battles, grim torture, and
the struggles of strong men in battle
blend into a massive accompaniment
to an idyllic romance.   George Hill,
who directed ihe picture, has made of
lt one of the true masterpieces of thc
screen season, mighty, gripping, and
Intenscl yhuman.
Effective Shots Secured in Love
Co-starring Gilbert and
Cameras move as well as the pictures in the moving pictures John
Gilbert and Greta Garbo played in
when they appeared in the principal
roles In "Love." Metro-Goldwyn-May-
er'a spectacular illniization of Tolstois
"Anna Kavenina," coming to tho Hollo, Monday and Tuesday, December I
24th nnd 25th.
Some of the most effective illusions |
ever devised for tho screen, and based
OU moving tlie camera iu unison witli.
tho movements of the players, were i
worked oul for this vivid romance Of,
life among the aristocracy of Russia
before the revolution, which Edmund'
Gnuldlng directed, and in which Gil- j
bert and Miss Garbo appear together
for the first time since "Flesh and the ]
Duvll." |
The camera followed them as they I
walked amid gaily uniformed officers'
and gorgeously costumed women in
the vivid palace scenes; it followed.
John Gilbert on horseback in the
ipectacular military maneuvers, swept
jreat rooms from floor to ceiling, in
i remarkable series of special effects.
"After all." explains Edmund Gould-
ing, director of the new production,
the camera only did what the human
eye does when one turns from one
thing to look at another. This Is the
real secret of camera technique—to
'.ry to approximate the action of the
human  eye."
Gilbert plays Count Vronsky and
Miss Garbo the tragic Anna in the
new production, a gorgeous romance
of Russia, in which their love is pursued by strange avenging destiny
A notable cast appears nl the big picture Including George Fawcott, Brandon Hurst. Emily Fitzroy, Phllllppe
De Lacy and many others of note.
The spectacular palace scenes, the
sleigh ride in the snow, tbe storm,
the military maneuvers, and other
gorgeous incidents form a lavish
background for the central romance
of the lovers pursued by a sinister
fate and dramatic tragedy.
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"One Round Hogan" at Ilo-Ilo
Monte Blue again wins the unani
mate verdict of the crowd. Onco before ho played a fighting Irishman.
That was in "Ilogan's Alley." Slnee
then a big array of characters nav
been portrayed by tho virile young
Westerner. Now be is again a Hogan
son of an ex-champion heavyweight,
played by the always popular Jim
Jeffries. Having the cleverness to
knock out nil coiners in one round,
the youth wins the title of "One Round
Hogan." Ills best girl does not know
that ho is a fighter, and urges him
to coax her brother to get out of the
profession. Later, by machinations of
a crooked manager, the, brother is
killed and "One Round Hogan" Is
tired for manslaughter. Though he
Is acquitted, the girl believes him
guilty, until the confession ot an embittered outsider, clears the air. Hogan then whips tbe manager and wins
the lady. "One Round Hogan' 'is big
human, clean and exciting. It is every where acclaimed as Blue's roughneck best.
Union Hotel
Cumberland, B. C.
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
R. YATES, Proprietor
P. 0. Box 809 Phom 11
Christmas Climax
That Was Welcome
THIS practical and pleasing gift was
planned by a son and daughter for
their aged parents, who claimed that
thc Joy it carried through the year was
a climax to all previous Christmas love
tokens. When the package, on which
was written, "Dear Father and Mother,
ivith greetings and our love," was opened there were revealed twelve parcels
of various sizes, shapes and colors.
In the December envelope, which
was decorated with seals, Santa Claus
pictures, holly, etc., was a five-year
subscription to the home newspaper,
with snapshots of the grandchildren,
scenes in the son's aud daughter's
home, friends, etc.
Thc January package had a small
January calendar on it which held a
receipt for a year's subscription to a
fashion magazine.
February's box contained a valentine
with an original verse which explained
a surprise that would arrive early ln
the month. The surprise proved to be
two current magazines,, one on Hunting. Trapping, Winter Sports and a
Woman's Household and Handwork
Comic pictures of March capers decorated thc March parcel, which promised, by a receipt Inside, a Home and
Gardening publication.
April was in the form of a Joke, with
a note on which was written in large
letters, "When? What? Why?—April
Fool." Through tho month a popular
Weekly Farm and Home Journal arrived each week.
A May basket held coins with lines
to the effect that the father and
mother could purchase whatever they
most desired.
For June was a letter, fittingly decorated, in which were congratulations—
the wedding anniversary of the parents occurred in this month. There
was also forthcoming an "Outing" publication.
As July and August were the months
In which thc birthday anniversaries of
the parents occurred, these packages
weer wrapped together. In a paper
boat, on which was pasted a flag, was
wrapped a check to cover a trip to the
homes of the son and daughter with
instructions to purchase a popular Recreation Magazine, as well as highway
guides and maps, for the father had a
hobby of studying road guides and
When the September magazine arrived it contained a number of greeting postal cards which the parents
could send to their friends.
October's envelope was an order for
a religious publication.
November's was a copy of a magazine reviewing the interesting topics
of thc past twelve months, as a fitting
climax to the year's reading material
which had given such satisfaction.
The son and daughter had arranged
with a book stand to deliver the magazines. What a Joy they must have
experienced In planning this gift, which
was Indeed a Christmas climax that
lasted throughout the year I—Gertrude
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28, 29
Renee Adoree and Ernest Torrence
One of the great.pictures of all times is here!
You'll be swept off your feet by this stupendous
spectacle of love and war—Cossack love and Cossack
Wild!    Barbaric!    Untamed!    Fascinating!
The stars of "The Big Parade"—together again!
Season's Greetings
The Management and Staff of the Ilo-Ilo
Theatre wish one and all a
and a
5V "^-^ >%»•&
under auspices ofthe Ancient Order of Foresters
Both Dances Will Be Special
.  Come and Hove a Good Time.
Good Floor  . Good Music
Gentes., $1.00 Ladies, 50c FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1928
Going Out of Business
In Cumberland.   We have decided to concentrate all
our business in Nanaimo.   So, for the next
15 Days everything must be sold
Nothing is reserved—no merchandise is held back.
Think what that means to you.
Entire stock sacrificed to get out quickly.
; Wome
[ Wome
, Men's
t'a Coats and Dresses less than
ufacturer's cost.
Ties   95c
more Bargains you
Save Money.
and 59c.
must see.
So it's buying time for everybody
in Cumberland.
Stretch your Dollar and Lower the
Cost of Living.
This Great Sale Delivers Sledge-Hammer Blows at
the High Cost of Merchandise.
This is no time for details
Suffice to say that everything in the store will be found at extremely unfamiliar prices.  No longer is there a question of profit on anything.   Save
on your Christmas buying Now.
r   Don't Neglect      <1
Bronchial Colds        \
Pneumonia, "Flu" and other dinrer-
etu mal&fliL's develop from common
colds. To prevent trouble take Buckley'*
Mixture, lt quickly relieve* the Cough
and removes the cause. Different from
old-fashioned syrups. It's a scientific
combination of proven virtues. Sold by
all druggists and guaranteed.
W. K. Buckler, Limited,
112 Mutual St., Toronto 3    sis
Jfj*. Ac« like a Huh-     Js£,y\
IL^AjjS^a linijlc lip rrovei ^^^j/SSmaam
75C  and  40c
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
He Had Found the
Joy of Christmas
See Our Stock of
from 50«? up
Cigars and Cigarettes
Xmas Wrapped
Also a good stock of Pipes
and Smokers' Supplies
A. Henderson's
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
Prncllcal Barber & Hairdresser
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 50c
OVER Judea's hills the Star shone
resplendent. The ancients believed
that stars were windows through which
God disclosed a glimpse of thc shining glory of heaven. They regarded
the stars as guides and when tlie stars
darkness and the cold of winter dispelled the warmth of the palace. The
selfish heart of the prince melted. He
commanded his soldiers to search for
the child, together with other hungry
children, to the palace. Henceforth his
table was their table, his palace their
home. Tho prince had found the joy
of Christmas by first giving it to others.
The hunger of the race is three-fold
for food, truth and God. These hungers are satisfied not by hanging all our
gifts upon our own Christinas tree, but
by sharing with those less fortunate
] than ourselves the blessings of life.
Tradition tells us of a Roman prince
I who, feasting in his palace on Christ-
I mas Eve, heard a rap at the window.
Looking toward it. he saw a beautiful
i face of a little child, and then heard a
voice which, like music, whispered, J
"The Christ Child is hungry." Anger-j
ed at the interruption, the prince com-
manded his soldiers to drive the child j
away and immediately the food upon
his table turned to sand. Again he
heard the voice, "The Christ Child Is
Cold." The soldiers drove the child
away once more. At the same time
the fire upon the hearth turned to
could not be seen it was a token of impending danger. On the first Christmas Eve a star shone. Kepler, the noted astromer. calculated that conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn took place.
The star attracted the attention of
three wise men who followed it. Tradition informs us they were three kings
and "in one of the cathedrals of Eur- {
ope can be found their skulls, eachj
idorncd with a jewelled crown." An-1
other tradition .says they were three
saints, representing the three great
families of the earth. They came from
the East perhaps from far-away Arabia. They brought costly presents with
them. The first held in his hand a
casket of gold; the second, frankin-
sense, and the third, myrrh. Some
persons have seen in this three-fold
;-ift a beautiful symbolism; the myrrh
having been offered to a mortal, the
^old to a king, and the frankincense
lo a God.
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 1S4 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
and treatment will not be answered.
Education Pays
Throughout our country we have
under the provincial governments,
provision for education. In most
places, Education Is compulsory, the
law being an expression of public
opinion thnt. educutlou is desirable,
not only for the individual child hut
for all children. It is desirable that
all be educated, and so all are taxed
to pay for the educational system,
regardless of whether or not they have
children, or ol the number of their
After a community has completed the
provision of such services as pure
water, safe milk and food, and all the
other health services which protect
us from disease, there remains thc
equally large and equally Important
question of personal hygiene, Tbe
health of each individual will depend
fully as much upon his own actions,
upon bis practice of personal hygiene,
as upon the protection the community
health services afford him.
If personal hygiene is to be known,
understood nnd practiced, the individual must be taught. The question
we might ask ourselves is:— Does
health education pay?
During tho past few years, there has
occurred in many places a great reduction in the number of infant deaths.
This reduction has taken place in
those communities which have made
provision for tho education of mothers
aa to the care of their babies, and
which have provided a safe milk supply. The reduction nf sickness among
infants is in proportion to the success
achieved in Intruding the mother;:.
Tlie fact that (ewer babies die is not
a inatlcr of chance; it results ftom a
cause, und the cause Is education.
This Is un example of what has occurred in other fields of health work
that have been approuched by education.
The human race, in civilized countries, is, today, moro free from disease!
and enjoys a longer and a healthier
life than ever before. The reason for
this is tho application of modern
scientific knowledge to combat disease
and to preserve health. Never I efore
have the masses possessed the knowledge they now have concerning
health. It repays the individual tr
improve his own health knowledge; it
repays him to see that education in
health is given to all.
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Mr. and Mrs. B. Courtenay have returned after being away for a little
over a week in the States. The weather there was mild and both enjoyed
the change.
Mr. Bartlctt has come back again.
He has been away working for several
A whist drive will be held in the Errlngton War Memorial Hall In December 22nd, this being in charge of!
Mrs. H. K. Harrison, of Parksville, who |
is very kindly making most of the ar- \
The Errington Free Library is being
changed and a fresh stock of books
will soon be ready for public use.
Beautifully mild weather still continues here. A rather heavy rainfall
has been had and several light frosts,
but snow has kept off, with the exception of the foothills of Arrowsmith,
about seven miles away.
The many friends of Mr. J. King
will be pleased to learn he has returned home from Comox hospital.
The attendance at the Sunday
School has increased so as to make
it necessary to hold the Sunday School
in the old school house.
A meeting of the Ladies' Guild of
Merville was held on Wednesday of
last week when it was decided to hold
the Christmas Tree on the 28th of
December from four o'clock to seven
o'clock, ln the old school.
Chocolates, an ever popular token of ..Christmas
remembrance, are more than ever the Ideal Gift, if
they're (ianonps. What hetter or more pleasing
Christmas Gift could be wished for.
We have a large variety of Fresh Stock ranging from (Wc up.
^Rpyal Confectionery
from liabilities into active assets will
be Inaugurated with special concentration at the outset Sumas, the base
ol operations helng New Westminster,
with Commissioned Bruce Nixon in
command. This is common sense, for
the Sumas lands are easily aceess-
able at all times, being close in. No
pioneering handicaps are involved-
no waits for dividends on invested
moneys and development Industry. Tho
location, soil conditions, exceptional
transportation facilities by railway.
road and electric services, and contiguity to the biggest and best markets of the province, In Vancouver and
New Westminster cities and their suburbs, all are particularly advantageous,
The organization of tho F.V.M.R
also Is functioning efficiently, and at
tho milk aud cream producers' command. A roady market, too can easily
absorb excess products In cheese, etc.
And, aside from specialization in
dairying, those who Invest In tiie
Sumas lands for mixed farming or
grass and grain seeds production are
equally fortunate In having in Greater Vancouver and Uie home province
an Immediate and importunate market, while Sumas clover seed in particular already has established its exceptional quality and value.
The sale of Sumas properties begins, it is understood almost, with the
New Year.
Some surprise has been occasioned
by the announcement of the retirement, at tho year's end of Ur. Warn-
ock from the post of Deputy Minister
of Agrleultre, although it was not
altogether to have been expected Unit
so active and astute a party politician
as ho had proven himself while Liberal representative of MacLeod In the
Dominion House would or could work
sympathetically and effectively under
a minister and government of opposite
faltli to his own. No announcement,
has yet been made as to Dr. Wnrn-
ock'a successor, but in this connection
corridor gossip most frequently suggest as an active possibility Mr. Hcl-
mer of Kcola, who was the Conservative candidate for Yale In the last
election; but which is of more slgnlil-
cance, established an envlublo reputation as a nagrlcultural export whil3
superintendent of the famous Dotnin-
ioon Experimental farm at Agassiz.
Speculation also is being Indulged
lu hercaahouts as to tho successor In
the Deputy Minister of Lands, which
Ih due soon to be vacated with Mr.
George R- Naden'a retirement on su-
porunuation earned by advancing
years. In this case speculation would
seem superfluous*, the automatic promotion of Mr, II. Cathcart, the dean
of tho Department, with all Its dotalta
at his flngorlips, being looked upon as
a foregone conclusion.
and outstanding political opponent Is
characteristic of tho new minister, as
it was throughout the life of his pictured prodeccor. Each showed himself too big for pettinesB even in his
The Victoria "Times" and several
other hidebound party journals which
take their cue from that paper have
discovered a new method in political
attack: To invent a cause of grievance against the government -in "rumored" action never in contemplation
excite expressions of popular dls-
aprroval an protest, and when denial
is made of any thought of doing the
thing charged, chortle in self-approval that they have been forced to surrender by the Administration.
The case of the West Coast road
is in point. The Times alleged intention on the government's part to
suspend construction. Indignant protests were filed. The surprised Department denied any intention uot to
complete the enterprle as rapidly as
possible, and the Victoria "Times"
shouts:  "Victory for the pee-pul!"
For such Is politics.
Regarding the election of Mr. H.
Anscomb to the Victoria mayoralty.
Dr. J .D. McLean must feel a vast relief that His Worship was not, as he
might have been, his opponent In tho
late by-election. If he had, results
In the civic election indicate. Dr. Mac-
Lean would have been burrled so deep
under the mass of a Conservative majority thnt a political education some
time In the future would have necessitated the use of an even more powerful steam shovel than any possessed
by even the E. J. Ryan Contracting
An article in the Manitoba Free
Press dealing with library history in
Canada states that "of the western
provinces British Columbia may take
flrst place, its progress, especially
since the operation of Its excellent
library legislation, having been marked."
T^he turn of the Chinese policeman's lip seems to indicate that he
1 could snarl out a very nasty "Whcre'd you*think you're going?" if
he thought you would understand him, but passengers on the Canadian
Pacific World Cruise last year found him very courteous.
Some time before the globe-trottera met the man with the puddinir-
basin headgear they were greeted at tho entrance of the famous Stadium
at Athens by the fiery-inusUichiv'd guard who lookw like Harry Luuuer
in a combination of the worst feature- <A the Highland; the Dutuh and
the hosiery advertisement national costumes.
Hut tin- Japanese practising on the saxophone's ancestor takes
the caki when it comes fa strange head-gear. A pun could be made hern
about "wicker" and "wicked-looking," but let that pass. The dark
representative of the fan sex evidently believe.- in simplicity of cos-
Um<>—and economy! She has made her "robe Jo style" serve for her
young son, too, and her head drees! Permanent waves have probably
been amongst the old family secrets handed down from mother to
daughter for centuries In her country.
Taking them altogether they are a fair sample of strange sights to
be viewed on a trip round the world.
The Canadian Pacific has organized six winter cruises ids year.
Round the World hy the "Empress of Australia", South America-Africa
by the new 20,000 ton "Duchess of Ath-dl", Mediterranean by '.he "Kin-
prp«f "f Scotland" and threi cruises to tlie once happy hunting ground*
<d the buccaneer-  Uie WVai Indies.
Phone 25
Visitors to the private office of Hon.
W. A. McKenzie. should their eyes
stray down from the kindly face of
the new Mines .Minister to the embellishment of his sanctum, are bound
to recognize as an important feature
of the new arrangements a picture
holding place of honor on the most
prominent wall space and Itself evidence of Hon. MacK'enzle's exemption
from rabid partisanship. This is a
lifelike portrait of his predecessor in
office, the Hon. William Sloan— that
gentleman's favorite photograph and
one of tho last taken of him—display
ed in company with that of tho last
Mine's minister of the old Conservative  regime—Sir  Richard  McBride.
The sentiment back of tho thought vr,
In thus honoring a former MlnlsUrJ ^\^fSta^S^^^^*\\
You Will Have A
And A
If you get the
Comox Whole Wheat Flour Habit
It is not such a hiinl habit to acquire.   Just try a pan
of Whole Wheat Muffins and you're sold ripht thero.
Phone your order and say:
"Deliver a sack of Comox Whole Wheat Flour."
Phone 8
Cumberland Personals
Your patronage and friendship
have meant more than we can
say. It is with a good deal of
appreciation and affection therefore, that wc wish you a Very
Merry Christmas indeed.
' .Mr. and .Mrs. Joseph Horbury announce the engagement of their eldest
!■ daughter, Edith, to Reginald, eldest
; son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Brien.
j The wedding to take place on De-
| eeinber 28tU.
iSI .Mr. Jim Simpson, son of Mr. and
JS .Mrs. Simpson, West Cumberland, is
i* at present working in a lumber camp
■jg at Quebec aud enjoying the winter
#8, sports there to the full.
ffi'     Douglas   Tan ridge   returned   from
(|^   the   U.Ii.C.   on   Wednesday   and   will
J*  spend   Christmas   vacation   with   his
* ' '
Miss   Daphne   Cannon,    the    home'
I economics teacher, left for ber home j
j ■ near Brandon, where sl'e will spend
t'lirisiiiias and New Year vacation.
Mr. J. Vernon-Jones, of the staff of
the Cumberland Islander, is spending Christmas vacation at his home
in Vancouver.
73! Miss A. Blatchford, of the High
vQ i School teaching staff, is spending
trj\ I Christmas and New Year with her re-
pftl laiives in Vancouver.
IsrSj-SjSjSi'SjSjgrSs SsSiMjMsSj SitMiSi^SiMii^j
Announcing the .   .   .
Opening  of the
Farm and Dairy Products
Quality goods at the right price
H. R. Hassell
S? Wishing one and all a Merry Christmas and a
jj Happy New Year
Mr. and Mrs. W. Eadie spent last
week-end in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham were
visitors to Victoria during the past
.Special Christum* Services
Cumberland United Church. 11 a.m.
"The Crowning of Christ." 7 p.m.
"The Message of Christmas." Xmas
hymns and music by the choir. Everyone cordially invited.
as   conveners  and  a  good  sum  was
realized for the work of the groups.
Mrs. A. Mortimer and .Miss Winona
Baird of Powell River arrived in town
Wednesday morning and will spend
the holidays with their mother, Mrs.
Flora Baird.
.Miss Lilly Banks left Frlady morning for Nanaimo where she will spend
a few days.
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Christmas exercises commenced at
the Cumberland I'ublic School this
'morning when several of the teachers got their scholars to put on impromptu concerts. Several Interested parents attended.
Miss Nellie .Monks of .Minto had the
misfortune to break her arm when Mr.
Ilarrigan's car, in which she was a
passenger, swerved Into the ditch
Another of our Minto friends Is all
"hef 'up. She has roses In bloom.
Whilst it is very nice to have roses
in bloom at Christmas time, it is
nothing unusual. Several people in
Cumberland can boast of the same
condition in their gardens.
Mr. Jack Horbury. Mr. Archie Dick,
and Mr. Victor Marlnelll arrived from
Vancouver on Saturday and will
spend the holidays with their parents.
Miss Jean MacNaughton, who has
been attending St. Margaret's College
In Victoria, arrived in town on Saturday and will spend the holidays
with her parents, Dr and Mrs. G. K.
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Mr. and Mrs. Clifford O'Neil left
on Monday for Victoria where they
will make their homo In the future.
Miss Jemima Mitchell left on Sunday for Alberni.
Miss x\nnie Mann and Miss Marjorle
Brown who are attending the University of British Columbia, arrived
in town on Monday to spend the holidays with their parents.
• *   *
A most successful tea was held ou
Wednesday afternoon in the United
Church Hall under the auspices of
the Junior and Intermediate C.G.I.T.
Groups. Mrs. J. R. Hewitt and Miss
Beth Horbury, Group Leaders, acted
Mrs. A. Nunns entertained at fou:-
tables of bridge on Friday evening,
when Mrs. B, R. Hicks win the ladies'
lirst prize, and Miss 1*. Burrows the
.second. Mr. Dick won the men's flrst
prize and Mr. R. Shaw the second.
Those present were; Mr. and Mrs.
A. Nunns, Mr. and .Mrs. J. Dick, Mr,
and Mrs. F. Dalby. Mr. and Mrs. W.
Cope, Dr. and Mra. Geo. K. Mac
Naughton, Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Hicks
Rev. and Mrs. E. 0. Robathan, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Mumford, Miss P. Burrows,
and Mr. R. Shaw.
Mrs. J. Blower, Mr. John Blower n.id
Miss Lois Claunt of Alberni, were
visitors to town during the week and
attended the wedding of Miss N.
Smith to Mr. C. Blower.
For quality and quantity the Fam
ily Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal.
Is the prudent farmer's first choice.
At $1 a year or three years for $2 U
is a mavel of value, and all members
of the family get a wealth of reading
of marvellous interest.
Mr. H. R. Hassell. the well known
local dairyman has opened up a dairy
products shop on Dunsmuir Avenue,
in the old store at the corner of
First aud Dunsmuir occupied by the
Cumberland Supply a few years ago.
The situation of the store is ideal for
the clas of business Mr. Hassell Is
conducting and is roomy enough to
permit of the installation of special
cooling rooms for the better keeping
of dairy and farm pmducts which It
is intended to specialize in. Mr. Hassell needs no introduction to the public of Cumberland. He has been In
the dairy business here for some time
but within the last few weeks conceived the idea of establishing a retail store and hopes by strict attention to business to merit a share of
the patronage of the people of Cumberland. He has adopted as his slogan, "Quality Goods at the Right
The   national    sporting   maga7.ine
Rod  and  Gun   and  Canadian   Silver
j Fox News, commences another year
with   its  January,   1929,  Issue,  containing a splendid collection of out-
I door, hunting and fishing yarns. Not-
j able  In  a very  interesting table  of
; contents in an article from the pen
I of the well  known   naturalist,  Jack
I Miner, strongly condemning the wolf
} as a destroyer of deer,
Among the other features are a fine
western moose hunting story hy Ro>
F. Hubol, n sound article on wolf trapping hy Raymond Thompson, a well
I known   trapping   authority,   In   addi-
1 tlon to many other splendid Btoriea
■ and articles on canoe trips, shooting
! and   fishing.    The  Silver  Fox  News
I section contains among oilier things,
| a full report of the silver fox show
j ut the Royal Winter Fair.
j    Rod and Gun and Canadian Silver
Fox   News   is   published   monthly   by
| \V, J. Ta.lor Limited, Woodstock, Out.
Fried Itfllslns and nice Patties
Vi  cup raw  rice
1 tbsp. melted butter
boiling water
% grnted onion
1 cup cracker crumbs
% cup raisins  (chopped)
Heat food chopper In boiling water
and put raisins through coarse cutter
Cook rice in boiling salted water until
tender when crushed between fingers
Drain.    Add salt, peper and paprika
to taste.    Coniblne with beaten egg,
onion,   butter,   raisins,   and   cracker
crumbs.   Shape with cracker crumbs
to  form  patties.    Fry  In   butter  or
butter  substitute.     Serve   hot   with,
tomato or Spanish sauce.
The Xmas Bells
THE bells of Christmas exercise
a'mystic spell	
They awaken rhythm and music
not sensed at ... other
times. The best within us
awakens with the flrst Joyous
pealing of these bells, and we
are glad! .     Everyone
Is glad on Christmas.
Frivoling and feasting bespeak
only the joy of the occnslon. The
bountiful platter, the full cup,
and the hearty greeting, indicate
but faintly the warmth of
friendliness and good-will which
lies so deep within us.
Let the bells continue to ring
"A Merry Christmas!"—W. D.
per cent Q||
."Continued from Page One)
turned soft and mild. After talking
the matter over with Mr. Beavan they
deemed it advisable to close down on
the hauling for a while but he understood an arrangement was now made
brtween Mr. Beavan and Mr. Tomlin-
son, of the Dyke Mill, so that the hauling might continue.
Mr, Tomllnson, who was present,
said an arrangement had been made
by which he paid so much per thousand feet for all logs hauled over the!
roads. Naturally they wanted to con- j
tlnue their opeatlons and a fairly good
sized payroll depended on it, in fact
there were at present fifty men de-
pending on their operations which'
would be considerably reduced If they'
were deprived of the use of the r^ads
to get out their logs. It would not
shut down the mill as they could still
buy logs on the outside and have them'
brought in by water, but they would
have to discontinue their logging op-1
Mayor McKenzle said he had discussed this matter with Mr. Beavan
who had told him the expense would [
be a little more if the trucks were allowed to run but the matter had bcen i
left in the hands of the chairman of i
the hoard of works to discuss with Mr.
Beavan and they could handle the
Aid. Douglas thought a very satis-:
factory solution had been arrived at.;
He and Mr. Beavan were watching* Uie
roads very closely. Most of the damage had occurred on a flat piece of
road where the drainage was poor,
which   proved   conclusively   that   for I
all Leather Goods, Dutch
Silverware and Ivory
Toilet Sets
8 25 per cent, ofi k
« -^ - I
Service with a Smile!
<5S ^3 ^S
this class of road good drainage was
absolutely necessary. However, Mr,
Tomlinson could be assured that they
would not interfere with his work unless something of an extreme nature
The Provincial Police filed their
monthly report .showing a satisfactory
condition. Aid. Macdonald though!
some expression should bo made of tic-
appreciation of the services of the
local police stall in the collection of
revenue and a resolution to that effect was passed.
A By-law authorizing thc sale of
Lots 11 and 12, Block C, Plan 1447, to
Mrs. Ellen Orr for $150.00, received Its
lirst and second readings.
A request wns received for a price
on Lot 2. Plan 976. which was referred
to the Finance Committee.
Aid. Wallis asked for a report from
the Sanitary Committee.
Aid. Pearse: What do you want a
report on?
Aid. Macdonald said that he thought
perhaps the city had moved Its city
dump and established a public Incinerator on thc lane near his place. Here
could be found half burned cabbages,
Melons, chunks of bacon, etc.
Aid. Mnclntyre thought the council
could not with justice take objection
tu these people burning their rubbish
unless they were provided with a place
fur burning'it; they could not take it
to the city dump and it had to be disposed of in some way.
Mount Vesuvius and Mount Etna
are about the only things in Italy that
can spout defiance of Premier Mussolini
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