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FORTY-FIFi:   C,1/
With which b eouollaUM the Cumberland Heirs.
•"   7.
Value Of Lime On Vlayful Monkey
Farms Pointed Out
COURTENAY, Feb. 6.—Iu spite of
a wet aud boisterous weather the
lectures in tbe Agricultural Hall were
well attended on Friday evening, when
the speakers were Mr. Cecil TIee,
Provincial Agcpnumist, and Mr. E. R.
Bewail, Agricultural representative,
of the Department „of Agriculture in
Victoria. Mr. 11. M. Halliday was
elected to the chair and briefly Introduced the speakers.
ln opening his remarks, Mr. Tice
complimented tho farmers of tlie district on the splondid condition of
their farms, which be said showed a
marked improvement since ills last
visit. The three main topics of his
discussion were (1) Lime demonstration competitions. (2) Seed growing
and the use of good seetl. (3) Potato
certification and seed improvement.
Mr. Tice snld It was not bis intention to discuss In di'iall the various
properties of lime or even tu enlarge
on its value on the farm, but rather
to sliow briefly that there is a place
on tho farms of the Province aud to
point out tlie value of lime and of
fertilizer demonstration competitions
to the Comox District. The need of
lime was apparent iu many districts
as Indicated by tlie presence of such
plants as deep sorrel showing tlie necessity of using time to correct tlie
acid condition of tlie soil, ln view of
this acid condition of the soil in some
sections it ls not surprising that there
is dililcuity getting catches of clover
• aud alfalfa, even where good stands
are obtained tlle tonnage per acre iy
frequently not what it should be.
"High cost*' wus usually given as the
reason why lime was not more generally used. Iu view of this and keep
ing in mind tlie Importance of lime to
many crops on the farm it is not surprising that the department of Agriculture should Interest In this question. Transportation hail been largely responsible lor tlie cost of lime.
Through the efforts ot* the department
however, enc-aper freight raies now
enabled the farmer to secure lime at
a much lower rate than previously. A
special rate from Popkum to Comox
now enabled the farmers of the district to secure lime at $6.25 per ton,
f.ob. Comox, which is a big reduction
and enables farmers to use tlie product advantageously, lt was therefore necessary to educate the farmer
to the value of lime on his farm. For
tbls reason lt was proposed to start
tbe demonstration competitions. Mr.
Tice then outlined the competition
and said he would be glad to receive
the names of any who wished to Interest themselves lu It. The contest
would be carried on co-uperatively
with the Field Crop brunch and the
Diatrict Agriculturist of the Province
and tbc seed branch ot* the Dominion
Department of Agriculture. Similar
competitions have been successfully
carried out In the Province of (luebec
The speaker then outlined the details
of the amount of ground to be used by
each farmer for tlie experiments. Thc
amount of lime applied should be at
the rate of 4,000 pounds per acre.
Twenty-live per cent of the cost of
the lime was met by the farmers them
selves and the remainder by the combined departments. Prizes to the
value of $100 are also provided by the
combined departments and are given
to those who do the best work. Crops
grown could be either grain or roots.
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Potato certification work had started
in the district some four or five years
ago and there was not the slightest,
doubt that the Comox district had
greatly benefited by tlie work, and the
standard and quality uf tubers had
been greatly raised. The combined
efforts of Uie Federal and Provlnclal
Departments of Agriculture bail been
fully Justified owing to co-operation
of tiie farmers. As a result the Comox
district was now known as one of the
most Important potato districts of the
Province. Exhibits sent from Comox
had captured prizes at the Pacific
Northwest show and at the British
Columbia Potato Fair. This year tho
Comox growers were receiving an excellent advertisement for seed potato
shipped to one of the potato growers
on the North American continent.
The speaker then sounded a note of
warning to tlie growers not tu get
over conlidcnt but to go on learning
and improving their product In order
to I uilil up and retain tiie expnrt mar
ket. He pointed out the necessity for
improved slorage facilities in this dis
trlct saying that attention to this mat
ter would well repay the growers,
Mr. Tice. who was Secretary of tiie
Provlnclal Potato growers' association for tile first year that body was
formed made a strog plea fur support
of the central assuciatiun asking tlic
grnwers tu stippnrt the present secretary, Captain G. R. Hates of Courtenay, who is now tlie Provincial associations secretary. The speaker
also stressed the necessity of constant and early roguing of the certified potatu crop and called attention
to the new ruios for 1926, concerning
foundation stock and percentage of
plan: failures In the field.
No portion of tho North American
continent was an well adapted for the
growing uf a wide variety of seeds as
Is the Province of B.C. Seed growing
however, required much experience
and tho greatest care and attention
to make It successful anil was something wliieh should be worked up
gradually. Seed growing wns In fact
an art that could not be learnt overnight. The Provincial and Federal
departments were co-operating in tin
effort to develop the seed Industry ol
the province. Shortage of stock
_ seeds and necessary educational prop
aganda made tho work slow however.
Continued on page six
Nearly Wrecks
Ballroom Scene
Herbert Brenon, who recently completed filming "A Kiss for Cinderella." rises sadly to remark that for
him the monkey wlll ever be associated with revolution rather than
One uf the big scenes in this plc-
turtiatlou of Barrie's famous stage
success Is a magnificent dream ball,
at which four hundred guests make
merry to music furnished by a dozen
organ grinders, each accompanied by
a Simian companion.
While this scene was being photographed .one of the monkeys suddenly decided to inject a little comedy of his own. His Idea of fun was
to dance the Charleston on the head
of one of the young ladies present.
A blood-curdling shriek issued from
Die throat of tbe lady thus unexpectedly honored. In a moment, pandemonium  reigned.
Cameras stopped, and a live-minute
chase ensued, ending with the cap-
lure nf the Simian funster. But this
experience has soured Mr. Brenon on
the whole tribe of monkeys.
"A Kiss for Cinderella" comes to
the Ilo-ilo Theatre tonight and tomorrow night, Friday and Sarurday.
j    All four Cumberland teams in the
I new 3C Basketball League will clash
j tomorrow night in the Band Hall and
foljowers of the sport should be given
two very good games as the opposing
i teams are very evenly matched. The
I first game is between the ladles "A"
| and "B"  teams and  the second  be-
I tween the men's "A' 'and "B" teams.
Tho schedule calls for the following gumes that are yet to be played:
I    Fob. 13-—Cumberland A vs Cumber-
' land  B:   Feb. 20—Cumberland A va
I Comox;  Feb. 27—Comox vs Cumber-
I land  B;   Mar.  6—Cumberland  B  vs
j Cumberland  A.     Ladles' games wlll
I he  played  on  the  same  dates,  the
I teams being exactly the same as the
: men's mentioned above.
Funds May Furnish j Annual Meeting Of
Relief For Next       Creamery Assn.
Three Years
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the G.W,
V. A. will hold a Whist Drive and
Dance in the Memorial Hall'on Friday, February 26th, commencing at
8 p.m. Admission 50c. Refreshments
served. The drawing for the Quilt
will take place during the evening.
Conti Playing Good
Football In 'Frisco
Etnest M. Smith, writing ln a San
Francisco newspaper, has some nice
things to say of Sacki Contl, Cumberland Unlted's late' center half.
Why tliesje writers down south wlll
persist ln sa..ing that so and so halls
from Vancouver. Is something we wlll
have to  put  them  right  about.
Smith says In part: "Essau's presence in the forward line was allowed
by the coming of Tom Contl, the mysterious stranger from Vancouver, who
played his position at center half like
a star. Conti covers but little ground,
but hy some prescience manages to
be where the ball is when it comes
Into the midfleld territory. Though
It Is not sound to judge a man by
his work In one game, critics were
unanimous In saying that the Burns
have found a great player In the
Canadian soccerlte. _
United Play League
Game At Ladysmith
This Week End
The local 'United soccer team will
journey to Ladysmith on Sunday to
engage the fast stepping Ladysmith
eleven In a Pacific Coast League tilt.
Judging ft om last week's display at
Nanaimo it would seem that the locals
have at last hit their stride. Anyway
a keen game ls anticipated. The Cumberland team will be chosen from the
following: Walker, Murtlmor and
Fuster, Brake. Ferguson and Monaghan. Fowler, Plump, Delttce, Cough,
McDonald and Hitchens.
The hockey sticks ordered some
time ago for the girls of the Cumberland Public and High Schools have I Tho amlual meetlng „, tne Re„ef
now arrived and the girls are prac- Commlttee of ,he clty of Cumbor.
Using every day, coached by Mr. H.  ,„„„_ ln wnose hands ,„ ve9ted *tha
E. Murray,  vice-principal,  and  Miss; d,gtI.,but,on  of the  reUef ,ulld  col.
F. Sehl, of the staff of the Cumebr-- lecte„   ln  a,d  of  thoae  unfortunates
land General Hospital.   A great deal  wno ,„„, hUBbam,9 and fathera |n thc
of credit is due these two Instructors, giving so much of their valuable time and the hope Is expressed
that the girls wlll do all ln their
power  to  make  headway  with  the
Dr. H. P. Millard, D. R. MacDonald
and Dan Kilpatrick were passengers
on the Charmer Sunday last, on a
business visit to the terminal city.
Royston Badminton
For Parksville
COURTENAY, Feb. 4—Owing to a
very Btormy night, the meeting of the
sheep breeders and other agriculturists held last evening was but poorly
attended.   The   sheep   men   selected
one of their members in the person of
Mr. R. Hurford to act In co-operation
with the Comox Co-operative Society
j for  thc purpose of marketing  lamb
i and mutton. After the meeting which
; was held in the Courtenay hotel, an
No. 4 Mine disaster of 1923, was held
Tuesday. Feb. 2nd, In the Council
Chambers. All the members were in
attendance with the exception ut the
Rev. W. Leversedge and Mr. Robt.
Walker, who have left the city.
Mayor Alex Maxwell now automatically becomes chairman of the
committee in place of ex-Mayor C. J.
Parnham, while Mr. Parnham and
Rev. E. O. Robathan were elected to
All the two vacancies noted above.
Mr. Parnham, who was chairman
during 1924, submitted his report for
Club No Match   IZlZZ'Trithh *   ,
Gentlemen:—I herewith beg to submit my Annual Report for the Cumberland Relief Committee tor the
year  ending  December  31st,  1925.
Eight families have been In receipt
of regular monthly payments making
a total of $1,294.50 for the year.
A special Christmas grant was
made to each family as In previous
years on the basis of $10.00 for each
widow and $2.00 for each child.
One child was struck off the roll
on account of her becoming over thc
age limit. This child was the eldest
daughter of Mrs. Gibson.
At the rate that the funds uf this
Committee are now being paid out
this fluid should last about another
two and a balf years.
Mr. Maxwell, who was elected
Mayor fur this year nuw becomes
chairman of this committee and I am
sure you will give him the same
loyal support that you have given me
since  this fund was started.
Under the present system everything appears to be running smoothly and no complaints have been received during the year.
have the honor to be, gentlemen,
your obedient servant,
Charles J. Parnham, Chairman.
The Royston Badminton club went
down to Parksville on Sunday last
and engaged the southern team ln a
series of games. Parksvllle, with the
exception of one game took all before
them. The only game Royston managed to win was a mixed doubles
when Brock and his partner were sue
cestui. A visit from the Parksville
team is being arranged for at the time
of writing and it is expected to have
them play the three district teams,
Cumberland, Comox and Royston on
Saturday, February 20th at the Royston Imperial Pavilion.
Owing to lack of entries, the annual tournaments tn billiards and
snooker were dropped this year at
the Athletic Club, but great progress
is being made in the crlbbage and
quoit tournaments, which are expected to bc completed very soon.
To date, ihe crlbbage has resulted
as follows: S. Gough beat Jno. Smith,
T. Brown beat S. Robertson, R. Free-
| adjournment was made to tbe Agrl- j burn beat J. D. Robertson, D. Dunlop
! cultural  hall  where a joint meeting! beat T. Carney, H. Bates beat Wm.
was held with the chicken men of the
valley for the purpose of discussing
marketing and ether problems.   This
1 meeting was addressed by Mr. T. P.
Sudden Death Of
Mrs HoffeinzWas
Shock To Friends
McKenzie, grazing commissioner and
Mr. Arthur Morton, Dominion sheep
and swine promoter;  and  both ad-
| dresses were interesting and Instruct-
' ive.    Owing to the poor attendance,
! however It was decided to leave marketing and other organization matters
! to a later date when it ls hoped to see
I a more representative meeting.   But
for the heavy wind and rain which
| fell   here   last   night,   the   meeting
would doubtless have been very much
better attended.
Whyte, W. Henderson beat W. Walker
Balance Sheet
The balance sheet for the year ending December 31st. 1925, shows that
total payments for the year amounted
tu $1,426.50, leaving a balance ln the
bank nf $4,125.91.
There will he a meeting ef the Cum-
H. Waterfleld beat O. Frelone, Chas. berland Parent-Teachers' Association
Walker had a bye.
In the quoit tournament each contestant ls allowed four successive
throws at a distance of ten feet, fifteen points constituting a game. J.
McWhlrter beat T. Brown, 15-8: H.
Jackson beat J. Robb, 15-6; W. Walker beat R. Freeburn, 15-7; Wm.
Whyte beat W. Mossey, 15-5; F. Slm-
lster beat H. Strachan, 15-14; Hugh
Docherty beat J. Williams, 15-9. T.
Carney has yet tu play D. Brlce
while J. Bennle has a bye in the first
reund. Wm. Walker holds the high
run with 4 successive ringers.
The sudden death of Mrs. Anna
UolTeinz last Saturday came as a decided shuck to the friends of the family and the citizens of Cumberland ill
general, many of whom did not know
that thc deceased lady had been ailing
.Mi's. Hofl'elnz wns being treated in
tlie Cumberland Hospital for pneumonia nnd during the week hor coalition soomed very much Improved
but a sudden relapse came on Friday
evening from which she never re-
i-ovi'ied consciousness, death coming
ibe following day.
In her 46th year, she waa very popular around Cumberland where she
bad a host uf friends. Mrs. Hoffelnz
Is survived by her mother, Mrs. R.
;iilison, with whom she has lived for
a number of years, and by six of a
family three sous and three daughters
one of the latter being Mrs. James
Stockand. uf Cumberland. The remaining girls and beys arc still very
, nung. Mrs. Huffeinz's husband pre-
leceased ber quite a number uf years
The funeral was held from Banks'
Undertaking Parlors at 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday last, many friends of the
family being in attendance. Floral
tributes were received from the following friends and are gratefully
acknowledged: Wreaths-the Family,
Mr. and Mrs. V. Marlnelll, Mr. and
Mrs. Mann and Family. Sprays-Mr.
and Mrs. T. Banks, Mrs .W. Hudson
and Mrs. Beryl Hudson, and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Stockand.
COURTENAY, Feb. 6—The address so that  a vlgoruus growth could be
delivered by Mr. E. W. Bewell. District Agriculturist of the Provincial
Department  of Agriculture  here  on
produced. The disease on Vancouver
Island was, he thought due largely to
the dry summers. Tlie very heavy
Friday night on "Potato Improvement! rains of the winters here is also re-
Work" was listened to with much In- sponsible as they leache tbe plant
terest.   Mr.  Howell's address follow-  food    out    of    the    soil.     His    re
ed that of Mr. C. Tice the Provincial
Agronomist, both lectures being delivered under the auspices of Comox
Agricultural and Industrial Association. In the course of his discourse
the speaker offered some suggestions
for the overcoming of difficulties at
present encountered ln the product-
io not certified seed potatoes and for
the Improvement of the Industry generally. His remarks were made after
three years of Inspecting potatoes
grown for certification. The work
undertaken has already proved its
worth the speaker said. Roguing out
diseased and weak plants Improves
the seed just the same as cullng poul-
i try Improves the strain of birds be
said. Roguing should be practised
as soon as the plants were big enough
to detect Mosaic, Blackleg, Leaf-roll,
etc.. and all Infected plants removed
In order to prevent the diseases
spreading to healthy plants. His remarks tended to show that Mosaic
could be checked by having the soil
In good tilth and suplylng humus,
plant food and conserving moisture
murks also covered varctles of seed
and commercal potatoes, fertlizers,
grading and type. He believed steps
were being taken to commence the
growing of "registered" seed. This
Is a highly specialized business needing a great deal of time and attention
he said. This would be the highest
grade and would demand the highest
price. Such seed would probably be
worth $160 per ton, certified $100 per
ton, No. 1 Commercial $60 and No, 2
$50  he  thought.   Varieties  to  grow
in the School on Monday, February
15th, commencing at 7.30 sharp, when
a paper will be introduced by MrB. J.
Hood on "Vocational Training." A
hearty invitation is extended to all interested to be present at tbc school
on Monday at 7.30.
Mrs. J. H. Cameron was hostess
last Saturday evening at a ladles'
bridge party given in honor of her
mother, Mrs. M. Ross.
Cumberland Team
Secured  Draw
With Tar Flats
One goal apiece was the final result
of the football game played here last
Sunday afternoon between the Cum-1
berland Juniors and the Tar Hats of
Nanaimo. although it must be admitted that the stellar work of Bill Mc
Neill in lhe Cumberland goal prevent
ed the visitors from breaking the tie
and piling up u much lurger score.
Quite a large number uf spectators
were In attendance.
Neither team i-uuld be said tu be
value fur a win on thc day's play as
the brand of football dished up was
very poor. Nothing better could be
expected of Cumberland, however, ns
the whole team was out uf training,
many of the players not having klck-
. ed a ball for two years, while the
' N'anaimo boys are continually practlc
Ing. Considering this fact, Cumberland did very well to secure a draw.
The flats outplayed their opponents
were also discussed as were various I with   fast  combination.   Cumberland
markets and the advantages of using] opened  the  scoring In  thc first half
potato crates as compared with bags.
A good many questions were put to
the speaker and some Interesting discussions took place.
Mr. E. W. White, District Horticulturist completed the Pruning School
classes in this district yesterday
when the orchards of Mr. II. Rossiter
at Nob Hill, Capt. Guthrie at Comox
and Mr. Paul at Lazo were visited for
field demonstration work. Lunch
was served at tbe home of Mr. Rossiter.
through Walker, who was playing a
sterling game. Dixon equalized for
the Tar Flats In the second halt.
Buyil for the Flats was the outstanding player of the day while McNeill In
goal was the pick of Cumberland,
playing a steady game and saving
his team sev.eral tlmeB from defeat.
The outstanding players for the Tar
Flats were: Boyd, Dawes and Mclntyre, and for Cumberland were:
McNeil, Walker and Little.
T. Carney handled the whistle.
COURTENAY, Feb. 10.—It Is evident that the annual meeting of the
Comox Creamery Association, which
was held today, cannot bo conducted
without a great deal of discussion,
and one cannot help but get the impression that much of this argumnot
could be profitably dispensed with
unless It has the effect of enlightening some of these who appear to find
great difficulty In understanding ordinary business proceedings.
Prominent among the speakers
throughout the days proceedings were
Messrs. It. A, England, C. II. Hughes,
J. W. Harrigan, T. Pearce, and H.
Morrison. The meeting opened at
ten thirty In the Agricultural Hall
with president Wm. Duncan lu tho
chair, and the seating capacity of
the ball was Boon filled. Although
a great deal uf discussion took place
little business was actually accomplished before the luncheon interval.
The Morning Session
Immediately after the meeting had
been called to order by the chairman
a protest was entered by Mr. J. W.
Harrigan against using the rules
adopted at the last annual meeting.
After reading the minutes of the last
annual and semi-annual meeting they
were adopted on tlie motion uf Mr.
Leddlngham and Mr. Jouuthan Clifford. Tbe directors report was then
read by the secretary, Mr. R. I'. Hurford. This report Included the recommendation of the payment of a 10
per cent bonus to contracting patrons in the form of paid up shares,
and a seven per cent dividend on the
paid up shares. A long discussion
then followed, which, owing to the
introduction of side issues, lasted all
the morning. Before lunch, which
was served in the adjoining hall by
the ladies auxiliary ef the Agricultural Association, it was decided to
deal with the tinancial statement immediately after lunch.
A resumption was made at two o'clock when the seats were again filled.
The meeting then appeared Lo be|
more or less divided into what might
be termed co-operators and non-co-
operators—those who had signed the
marketing contract and thuse who
had nut. Mr. W. A. Urquhart suggested that no bonus or dividend he
paid until after the bank limn had
been paid so that the bonus could
then be in the form uf cash Instead
of in paid up shares as recommended
by the directors. Later he withdrew
this suggestion as applied to thc dividend, realizing that the payment of
it was necessary to investors.
The contract In force with a majority of the producing patrons was then
attacked. Mr. Hugh Morrison Intimated that some of tbe directors were
abusing the privilege of the granting
of permits to sell produce other than
to the Association. Mr. W. A. B.
Paul explained that any permits were
only granted after very careful Investigation. ' Mr. Hurford, corroborating, said that copies nf all permits
were on tile in the Creamery nnd
could be exnmineil by anyone wishing to do so, and further, that anyone requiring a permit could obtain
it from the association It there was
a sufficiently good reason for tiie
directors  to Issue  it.
The auditor's report was then made
by Mr. Frank Porter, of Vancouver.
After a few questions had been satisfactorily answered the report was
adopted on motion of Mr. Alec Urquhart.  secended  by Mr.  J. Clifford.
The Afternoon Session
It was suggested Ihat tin* amount
set aside for bonus distribution
($6,145.00) be retained In the association instead of being distributed in
the form uf paid up shares to con-
tractlng members. The auditor at
once explained that, although be
would like tu see the linances consolidated such a step as tliat proposed would mean a revision of estimates fur the taxes of the Dumlnluii
nnd Provincial Governments. This
would mean the payment of nn additional $1,000 In Ibe form of taxes.
Other questions brough! oul Ibe Information that the shareholders Interest lu the business bad increased
hy $2,oiiii since tin* Introduction of
the present bonus sistem. besides
this the business bad grown very fast
and had therefore needed more capital so It had been necessary tn keep
the cash in tlie business. The Directors' report wos dually adopted on
the motion of Mr. John Crockett by
a twu to one majority.
I:lection   of  Officers
There were eight nominations to
fill the places of the four retiring
directors. The poll resulted ns follows: Wm. Duncan 70 votes, W. A.
Urquhart 64, W. A. 1). Paul 61, Arthur Smith 52, They will servo for
a term of three years. With the exception of yr, A. Urquhart, the new
directors are those whose term expired today. They wcre therefore
re-elected. The unsuccessful candidates wcre Messrs. H. Cox. II, Radford, Wm.  Wain  nnd  A. Craik.
It required another prolonged discussion to decide on an auditor for
the current year. Finally Mr. Frank
Porter. Vancouver, nnd Mr. M. B.
Tribe, Courtenay, were nominated
for the position. A ballot rcsultetl
In the election of Mr. Tribe. It was
decided to call for tenders for next
year's  audit.
Continued on page six PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
A DECADE About the only Latin phrase the
A.GO writer can recall and translate is
Tempus .'unit. Latin was always
a bugaboo to ns and about wrecked the joy of
our high school days. But tempus certainly
does fugit. Ten years ago, although it seems
but yesterday, they were showing moving pictures in ten cent theatres. Look about your
own town, your own neighborhood, and note the
changes ten years have made. Perhaps there
are children in your home that weren't there ten
years ago anil now they are going to school.
Ten years ago there was the greatest war in
all history going on in Europe. That war is
beginning io be looked upon as ancient history
to the boys antl girls in their teens. Take a
look at any of the high-priced automobiles of ten
years ago. i'hey look like the Ark compared
with the li)2fj models of any $2,000 car. Put
a record on your ten-year-old phonograph and
compare it with the beautiful music that floats
through your home when you tune in on a good
station on your radio. What has become of the
player piaiio? Anybody pumping out "Alexander's Ragtime Band" on it now? Did you see
any girls smoking cigarettes in the hotel dining
rooms, ten years ago? What about their bare
knees, rolled stockings and short skirts, to say
nothing of the bobbed heads.
Yea, boy, wc may not know where we're going but we're on our way and ten years was
only yesterday to most of us.
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Much of the misery
in life may be attributed to misunderstandings. Do not be too
hasty to place a false motive on the act of a
friend or neighbor. Be not hasty in reaching
any conclusion.
Misunderstandings between the employees
and employer may lead to anything from a strike
to bombing the plant. Misunderstandings between employeis and employee may result in a
cut in wages or a discharge.
The friendships that have been broken because of misunderstandings are very many and
tlie home ti'es severed for the same reasons are
numerous. So go slow in believing all that you
hear in questioning the motives of another or
in being overly sensitive. Watch out for misunderstandings.
WHERE MEN In this progressive age we are
LOST OUT doing a lot of things to the old-
time religion which was good
enough for father. Many of us can remember
the revival or protracted meeting which was held
about this time every year. How the pastor,
sometimes aided by the travelling evangelist,
held meetings every night and how the sinners
had to go up to the mourner's bench each night
for a week and then be ducked in the river
through a hole in the ice while the shivering
faithful stood on the bank and sang "Yes, We'll
Gather at the River" and "Oh Happy Day."
Catch any up-to-date sophisticated sinner of today taking that road to salvation!
One of the writer's memories of the old-time
revival is the fact that he was willing to attend
because the red-hot stove in the corner of the
church made the room much warmer and com-
| fortable than the living room at home.     Today
: with our improved heating appliances we don't
I have to go to church to keep warm.
Along with the old-time religion and the protracted meetings has gone a lot of the old Bible
stories we learned in our childhood. The controversy about Jonah and the whale finally shattered the theory that woman waa created from
the rib of Adam and when the girls succeeded
in emancipating themselves from the rib obligation they began to take the jobs away from
the men, they claimed the right to vote, they
dared to show their legs and now they are actually forcing some men to make their own beds
and eat at cafeterias. 'Twas a sad day* for men
when they began to admit that maybe our ancestors swung by their tails among the cocoa-
nuts. That is the cause of the whole trouble,
because a female monkey is just as important
as a male monkey. We made our mistake,
brothers, when we gave up the old-time religion.
Because in the old-time religion Adam was created first and Eve was made out of a rib taken
from Adam. You see that gave us the leading
part and woman owed us at least a rib. Under the evolution theory she doesn't owe us anything and you never knew a woman to pay anything she didn't owe. We have been wondering
for some time what caused all this jazzy mess
of the last decade. We know now. It was
Rhoda Walton, Audrey Phillips, Josie
Division 8
i    Grades 3 Sr. and 4 Jr., G. McFadyen
| teacher.   Enrolment 33, lates 0, percentage of attendance 86.1.
Honor cards—Jr. 4—Kate Oyama,
Margaret Drummond, Arthur Wong.
Sr. 3—Ada Tso, Alice Bruwn, Margaret Marpele.
Division 9
Grade   3   Jr.   and   Sr.,   C.   Carey,
teacher.   Enrolment 40, lates 6, percentage ot attendance 87.5.
I    Honor  cards—Jr.  3—Stanley Lawrence, Mary Read, Sammy Armstrong.
| Sr.   3—Yoshi  Kawata,  Teruke  Kiyo-
.naga, Margaret Williams.
Division 10
Grades 2 Sr. and 3 Jr., P. Hunden,
teacher.   Enrolment 36, lates 1, percentage of attendance 83.3.
i    Honor cards—Jr. 3—Margaret Beveridge, Irene Jackson, Yasuhara Ka-
doguchi.     Sr.    2 —Rosie    Marocchi,
Edith Hughes, Thelma Freloni.
Division II
|   Grade 2 Sr. and Jr., J. E. Robertson, teacher.   Enrolment 39, lates 0,
percentage of attendance 81.78.
Honor cards—Sr. 2—Gladys Colling,
Winnie  Bird,  Lily Tobacco.   Jr.  2—
Hanaye   Nakayulchi,   Masaku   iwasa,
Sliunko Saito and  Patsy  Anderson.
Division 12
Grades 1 Sr. and 2 Jr., C. Hichard-
siiii, teacher.   Enrolment 33. lates 1,
percentage of attendance 83.79.
I    Honor cards—Seichi Kishimoto, Ma-
sayuki   Kumabe,  Charlie   Read,   Na-
buko Yano, Mltsuo Kishimoto, Fumo-
ko Matsubachi.
Division IS
Orade IB, Eva G. Drader, teacher.
Enrolment 36,  lates  6,   percentage
of attendance 86.
Honor Cards — Norma Cavellero,
Ronald Spooner, Robert Rutherford,
Albert Hicks, Sakae Aida, Lilian
Dot says there is many  a  safety  pin  that
carries more responsibility than a bank president.
"Well, well," said the absent-minded Cumberland man as he stood in the bath tub, "now what
did I get in here for?"
There are men who like long skirts and men
who like short ones, but, Cameron thinks, the
only way for the women to suit each individual
taste is to wear their skirts on "rollers so that
they can raise and lower them like window shades
January School Report
Division I
Division 1, II. E, Murray, teacher.
Enrolment 24, lates tl, percentage of
attendance 94.4, perfect attendances
Honor cards   Norman Freloni, Josephine Freeburn, Kathleen Emily and
Harold  Conrod   (tie),  A.   Beveridge
and B. Picketti  (tie).
Division 2
Grade 7. T. A. Gallivan, teacher.
Enrolment 33, lates 2, percentage of
attendance 92.78.
Honor cards—Isabel Brown, Edna
Read, Oswald Held. Tadao Dol, Mary
Sweeney, George Drown and Floyd
McMillan  (tie).
I Division S
Grade 7. I. McFadyen. teacher. No.
of lates il. percentage of attendance
Honor  cards—Aida Mltsuyie,   Mat-
sityo Abe. Hatsumi Mujahara, Magnus
Drown. Jean Brown. Annie Brown.
Division 4
Grade Sr. 6, C. MacKinnon, teacher.
Enrolment 34, lates 0, percentage of
attendance 94.81.
Honor cards—Catherine Brown, Ca-
ziiko Iwasa, Muriel Partridge, Cyril
Davis, Mary Small, Hatsue Matsu-
Division .">
Grade Jr. 6, E. Hood, teacher.   En-
rolment 36, lates 2, percentage of attendance, 88.6, perfect attendance 16.
1 Honor cards—Lorna Osborne, Bes-
Isle McLennan, Masalu Sora, Mamoru
Tahara, Jennie Lawmce. Teruko Dol.
Division 6
Grades Jr. 6 and Jr. 6, V. Aspesy.
teacher. Enrolment 38, perfect attendance 10, percentage of attendance
86.2, lates 0.
Honor cards—Jr. 6—Robert Marshall, Tommy Adamson, Robert Cossar.
Jr. 6—Willie MacNaughton, Thora
Keeler, Mary Hassell,
Division 7
Grade 4 Jr. and Sr., B. M. Bickle,
teacher. Enrolment 35, lates 0, percentage of attendance 85.87.
Honor cards—Sr.—Harold Hughes,
Willie  Logan,  David  Hunden.   Jr.—
Cumberland Supply   Co.
Rickson's Old Stand — Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland
Our Cash discount of 5 per cent is of great advantage
to you.      Ask some of our Customers how this works
out.   There is no delay, no hesitation, you pay Cash
antl the discount is yours.
Here is an example of a family list with discount.
Quick Quaker Oats  (China)   40
Blue Ribbon Tea, 1 lb  70
While Swan Soap, 5 cakes  25
Quaker Peas, li's, 5 for 90
(Junker Corn 2's, 2 for  35
Greal West Coffee, 1 lb tin for  65
1 lb can Orange Marmalade  55
Rickets Blue, 2 pkgs. for  15
McLaren's .Idly Powders, :> for  25
Royal Yeast Cakes, 2 for  15
Quaker Tomatoes, 2'/it's, 2 for    35
2 Shelly's IX Bread  20
I OKI Dutch Cleanser  10
Less 5 per cent  25
Vou get Sii.-OO worth* for  $4.75
Men's Tweed Pants, per pair   $3.50
Men's Cottonade Pants, per pair   $2.95
Men's Cottonade Pants, per pair   $2.50
Men's Blue Stripe Bib Overalls, per pair   $2.75
Phone 155 P. O. Box 205
According to cable advice received
by the ofiice of the Anchor-Donaldson
Line, Vancouver, commencing August
30th westbound and May 14th east-
bound, with the opening of the St.
Lawrence navigation, until August
6th inclusive, the new steamers "Le-
titla" and "Athenla" will-call at Belfast omitting Londonderry.
This new service should prove a
great convenience to the many residents ln British Columbia from the
north of Ireland. The steamers employed ln the service are one class
cabin steamers, that ls only carrying
cabin and third class.
We don't sell one item at a loss
to make it up on another.
Every grocery value sold at
Frelone's Grocery Store is constant—each means a distinct
Cor. .lib and Dunsmuir.
Phone 122 Cumberland
Newest  Patterns   In  34  inch  Dress
Ginghams, special
values at 3 yards for
Mason's Taxi
At Very Reasonable Prices
I  meet all trains and boats.
A few cents extra will bring
you at your house or from your
houso to the station in Comfort
and Style.
See Geo. Mason
At The Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22
Cotton and Sllk Striped Broadcloths
In new color combinations in 40 inch
widths, per yard
75c to $1.50
New Spring
Goods on view
this week
Nurse Cloths, Juvenile Cloths, Yama
ClotliB,   Doeskin   Flannelettes,   Silk
and Cotton Wash Goods.
Printed Crash  Bed  Spreads,  White
Krlnkle Bed Spreads, Linens, Towels
and  Towelling,  Embroidered  Pillow
COURTENAY, Feb. 5-Students oi
Courtenay Commercal School have
met with success at the recent examinations. All students taking the
shorthand examinr.tion passed with
over ninety per cent, of the number
of marks obtainable. A telegram
from Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons of
Toronto was recently received by the
principal (Mrs. E. Tull) containing
news of the successes. Those taking
the examinations were Cntherine
Beattie, Annie Crawford, Bessie Jolly,
Helen Towler, Harold Tull and Sidney Williams. Miss Towler has also
received the Underwood Company's
eertilieate, and Sidney Williams the
Remington Company's certificate for
typing with sustained speed and accuracy.
WM. MERRIFIELD, Proprietor
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
For lies! Quality
Fresh and .Cured Fish
Safety andComfort
Day or Night
Cumberland Hotel
Car  leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at   8:00   o'clock   every   Sunday
morning   and   meets   boat   at
Union Bay.
Our Motto:
Charlie Dalton
VV  P. Svinnns
Prop1 lelor
Comfort   and   Homelike   service.
20   looms,   electrically   heated.
Excellent cuisine —
For reservations Phone li.
R. TATES, Manager.
•sm THE
/^//Sleel Standard and
Tourist Sleeping'Can, Dining
Cars DmwnfS Room-Compart
ment- Lib":fri/- Observation
Cars kaUid toutppeU
Raggage Checked
For Further Information,  Fares,  Reservations,
etc.. apply to
Cumberland, B. C. Telephone 35
Electric Lamps of Quality
Tungsten and Nitrogen
15 watt "B" lamps 32c.
25 watt "B" lamps 32c.
40 watt "B" lambs 32c.
50 watt "B" lamps 32c.
60 watt "B" lamps 37c.
75 watt "C" lamps 55c.
100 watt "C" lamps 65c.
150 watt "C" lamps  85c.
200 watt "C" lamps $1.15
300 watt "C" lamps $2.00
Sold Ry
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a 1/2-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1126.
|j Comox  Creamery  Directors
Saturday only of this week        j j Recommend Seven  per Cent
Dividend Declared On Shares
Passion Flower
of the South Seas!
FATE marked her for adventure in the land of the
white man. Child of Nature, untamed as the
sea-bird, she drifted into San Francisco harbor and
into thc life of a romantic youth.
Her story is the story of a woman's sohL
Settings by Joseph Urban Adapted by Eugene Mullin
Pnttnhd fey
Monday - Tuesday, Feb. 15 - 16
Riders of the Purple Sage
Weds., Thurs., Feb. 17 and 18 M
Ray's A Real Riot!
WAS "Paths to Paradise" funny?   Ten
million people thought sot
Well, Griffith's new comedy is even funnier! Ypu'li
think so too!
Serin ,lt> h KEENE THOMPSON—tnm tht ittrr if KtrinM M»mj
tnd Jtufh Mitthttt—Oirtcttd hj Edvwd SuthtrUttd
. COURTENAY, Feb. 9.—The annual
report together with the balance
sheet and protlt and loss account ot
the Comox Creamery Association was
Issued last Thursday. The account
shows thut the Association has had
a turnover of 11(14,712.07 during the
year ending 31st December last. This
compared with $286,629.00 of the pre-
ce'ortlng year shows an increase of
$18,183,110. All the seven departments
of the business show a profit except
that under the heading of jam.
The amount ot* butter manufactured
(luring the year totalled 28G.908 lbs.,
and  In   addition  to  this,  cream  was
shipped to Victoria antl Vancouer tol
the  equivalent,   of   22.956   pounds   of
butter   fat.    The   average   monthly
price  paid  for  butter fat  wos  43.911
cents as-compared with 42 cents for!
1924.   Although the holdings of but-j
ter In storage throughout the Domin-.1
Ion are apparently very much lower!
than   for   the   corresponding   period;
last year, shipments of New Zealand;
butter and the preferential tariff with'
Australia are claimed to have had a
weakening effect on the butter market.
Although the possibilities of cheese
making were at one time considered,
a sudden demand for sweet cream
for the Ice cream trade not only
ottered a better price to the shippers
who were willing to take extra precautious with their cream and to
make dally deliveries to the factory.
This demand also prevented a surplus of local butter, making a better
average price for all cream shippers.
, Tlie Co-operative Creamery Association also handles other farm produce
and of these eggs and potatoes, both
certified seed and commercial, show
a large increase in the amounts that
were handled during the past year.
The volume of eggs Increased by
17.553 dozens at an increased value
of $8,208.83. The report also points
out that excellent trade connections
have been established which should
be of increasing value to the poultry-
men. An Increase of over fifty per
qent in the turnover of potatoes ls
Second Hand
60%  to 75%
60%  to 75%
The Largest Stock of Used Car
Parts in the District
FORD (1924 model)   MS.S0
Chevrolet   (490  models) . (17.50
Overland  (model 90)   %i«M
Chevrolet $2.00 up to   $8.00
Overland   (model  90)     105.00
McLaughlin Six, complete
with   bub     $7.50
Overland 90, rear   $5.00
Chevrolet 490 front   $2.50
Chevrolet 490 rear   $3.50
Also large stock of spring
leaves for Dodge, Oldsmobile, Ford. Chevrolet. McLaughlin and Studebaker
Dodge, front   $0.00
Overland   (90)     $4.00
Chevrolet,  all  models     $3.50
Oldsmobile      $7.50
Gray Dort   $«.0fl
"Overland"   model   90   Engine
block and large stock of parts.
Ford Engine blocks   $10.00 Also large stock of Ford parts,
Ford Crankshafts        3.00 windshields,     cylinder    heads,
Ford    engines    complete front axles, steering gear, gas
from     20.00 tanks,  etc.
Blunt & Ewart, Limited
"Chevrolet" engine block
complete with new crankshaft, rebored and fitted
with    new    pistons    and
rings  $60.00
Rear-end  housings    $ 5.00
Crankshafts    '.      7.50
Cylinder   Blocks       10.00
Camshafts        2.00
Connecting  Rods         IJiO
Flywheels        8.50
Large Stock of—
Differential parts, brake shoes,
cables, drive shafts and housings, rear axles, transmission
cases, gears and bearings, universal joints, speedometer gears
muffler parts, front axles, body
parts, steering gear parts, door
locks, doors, top bows, windshield parts, headlamps, Ignition parts, gas tanks, spring
bangers, etc.
Generators from  $15.00
Starting Motors from . . $15.00
noted with a total of 6,655 sacks disposed of, the value of which was
$14,167.92 which Indicated better
prices  than  the previous  year.
The Ice and Ice Cream department
after having been put to considerable
expense for Improvements in Increase
of plant and storage facilities still
showed a good profit. This department Is now in a position to take care
of tiie growing demand.
The directors recommend that ten
per cent of the net profits be placed
to a reserve fund, and that a dividend
of seven per cent bc declared on the
paid up shares, antl that the balance
of profits be distributed In the form
of paid up shares to contracting members, according to the business done
and tlie profits made ln each department. They also recommend Ihat the
profits In the butter, lee cream and
milk departments be pooled for bonus
purposes. The annual meeting of the
association will be held on Wednesday next when the four directors are
to be elected to replace those retiring—Messrs. Wm. Duncan, W. A.
B. Paul, W. T. Wain and Arthur
COURTENAY, Feb. 10.—At the regular meeting of the Courtenay-Comox
Board of Trade held In tho city hall
on Tuesday night with president Wm.
Eadle In the chair, a good deal of
business was transacted with dispatch. This enabled the members to
adjourn considerably earlier than Is
usually the custom.
Amongst the correspondence was a
letter from Mr. Cunliffe of Nanaimo.
president of the Island Boards of
Trade, accepting the invitation to be
In attendance at the annual meeting
of the Courtenay Board to be held
on the 13th of April: Mr. Cunliffe
expressed pleasure at the thought of
visiting Courtenay tor that occasion.
Letters were also receiced from Mr.
Hugh Savage and Dr. D. E. Kerr, of
Duncan, ln answer to invitations to
visit   Courtenay.    These   gentlemen
will in all probability address the
March meeting wblch was set for
Friday, the 12th.
The Catnip No. 3 Rond
Mr. II. Cooke reported an interview
of his committee with the district
road engineer regarding the three
miles of road into Camp No. 3 of the
Comox Logging Co. The engineer
(Mr. Beavan) bad explained that a
considerable amount of work bad been
done on this section of road last year
which resulted In a marked improvement. The engineer fully realized the
importance of the road but said
there was no more of last year's appropriation left for the work. He
hoped to give tlie road lots of attention this coming summer as a larger
amount would probably be Included
in this year's estimates for the work.
Mr. John Crockett, who uses dally the
road In question, also spoke In the
Advertising in London
A letter from tho Agent General
for British Columbia ln London requesting a further suply of literature
pertaining to tbe Comox District for
distribution to enquirers was received.
It was decided to forward any available advertising matter forthwith, and
to leave the printing of the new
pamphlets until after the annual
Government   Wlinrf
Mr, E. Lloyd brought up the matter
of the Government whnrf which he
said was in a disgraceful condition
being badly in need of repairs besides being in a very unsanitary condition. Mr. Lloyd had brought the
matter up at the last council meeting, when it had been suggested that
it lie dealt with by the Board ot
Trade. It was decided to communicate with Mr. Ford, the district Federal engineer in Victoria, requesting
that the alterations, the cost of which
had been estimated at about $75.00,
might be effected, antl while these
repairs were being done, "It would,"
said the speaker, "be advisable to
have the warehouse moved at a right
angle to its present position because
the building is an obstruction to the
traffic in its present position."
Mr. William Douglas sustained his
reputation for finding new members
for the Board by the introduction of
I the names of Messrs. FnrreJl and
Geldt, both of whom were duly elected.
Owing to the celerity in transacting
the business tbe meeting adjourned
at about nine-thirty p.m.
COURTENAY .Feb. 11—Mr. R. U.
Hurford. president of the B.C. Dairymen's Association left for the Dominion Association's convention to be
held In Quebec. While at tlle allantlc
sea board Mr. Hurford intends to
take the opportunity of crossing the
water to England to visit Ills mother
whom he has not seen since coming
to Canada ovcr twenty yenrs ago.
Thc   concessions  of the   weak   are
tlie concessions of fear.
j B aaoammasaaaajL^i ■
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20
Winds of Chance
Try our Layer Cai\es, they are lovely
'   The White Store
(First-class Certificate for Cake and Confectionery.)
Courtenay, B. C.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
Courtenay Commercial School
Individual Tuition in
New Location Opposite Corfield's Garage.
Call and See Our Stocks Get Our Figures
Mill Street, Courtenay
Phone 17 P.O. Box 62
First Showing of
We take pleasure in announcing the arrival of some smart
Spring Materials suitable for Dresses for My Lady. The choice
of New Fabrics is considerable and will give a pleasant surprise to many who are looking for something new.
New Rayon Crepe is a very pretty material, and comes in a
range of shadings that will delight the eye, and the contrasts
are   numerous,   while   the   colors   are   exceptionally   good.
Colored Crepes—We have a very good selection of a range
of smart new Crepes, very snappy In appearance, and the
colors are blended beautifully.
BROCHB CRBPBS—Another desirable Material that has just
come on tho market is Broche Crepe, combining some of the
most chic colorings one could desire, in shades of Hello, Green,
Fawn, and Hrown, all with contrasting colors.
Broadcloths -Our first showing of the new Broadcloths arc
here and comprise stripes and checks in lawns and blues, a
really  good material, guaranteed  fast colors,
Dross Voiles—We have a small selection of the New VoileB
in an all over design, in three colorings. See these for a
smart   Dress.
Our New Ginghams and Cotton Crepes are now on view in a
variety of colorings.
The Most
of Sweets
Out-pure Corn Syrup It
relished by adults and
children because of it'»
delicious flavor.
It is also rich in food value,
and so easily digested.
Doctors recommend it.
Personal Mention
Mrs. M. Henimingsen and son, Bob,
returned to Victoria last Saturday.
* •   .
John Thompson left on Sunday, via
the Steamer Charmer, tor a short
visit to Vancouver.
* *   •
Miss  M.  Llddell  left  on Thursday
morning for a short visit to relatives
in Vancouver.
* •   •
Mr. Donald  Watson, of  the  Royal
Bank of Canada, Nanaimo, visited his
mother in Cumberland last week-end.
» • *
The many friendB of Mr. M. Brown,
caretaker of the Cumberland Post
Olllce, will be pleased to hear that
he is once more able to get around
after being conflned to his home
since Christmas, suffering from
the after effects of disabilities received during the Great War.
* «   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford and
Rev. and Mrs. E. 0. Robathan left
by motor Monday last tor Victoria and
will return this week-end. Rev. Robathan and Mr. Mumlord are representing Cumberland at the annual
Synod of the Diocese of British Columbia.
* *   *
Mr. A. Walker, after being confined
to the Cumberland General Hospital
for five weeks and to his home for
1 the past four weeks, is able once
; more to get around. The popular
"Sandy" will soon be as lively as
| over, and his many friends wlll be
| glad to hear of his recovery.
| Lieut-Col. Charles W. Villiers, general manager of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, is expected
to arrive in Cumberland this week
Brooms, 5 String, each   75c
Whisks 35c each, Nail Brushes each 10c and  25c
Child's Toy Broom, each   35c
Scrubbing Brushes, each 25c and   35c
Dust Pans, plain, 45c; Fancy, each   50c
Fire Shovels, extra heavy Ware, each   45c
Galv. Coal Buckets, each   $1.50
Gal. Pails, 3 sizes, each 55c, 75c, and   85c
Set of 3 Pails for   $2.00
Galv. Wash Tubs, extra heavy Ware with solid
handles, 4 sizes, each $1.50, $1.85, $2.00 and .... $2.25
Dairy Pails, 2 sizes, $1.25 and   $1.35
Solid Copper "Wash Boilers, extra special, each $3.75
Heavy Tin Wash Boiler, Copper Bottom, in two
sizes, at $2.35 and   $2.65
Liquid Veneer JilTy Mops, with handle, at new
price of each   $1.25
Enamel Potato Pots, each   $2.35
Copper Nickel Plated Kettles, 5 quart size, .... $3.65
Don't forget to look over our display of 15^
Aluminum Ware.   Articles which are very useful.
I Miss C. Oliver, formerly of the
nursing stair of the Cumberland Gen-
I eral Hospital, arrived back In the
| city Wednesday evening from Victoria
where she has been residing since
leaving Cumberland. Miss Oliver
will relieve Miss F. Sehl, also ot the
Hospital staff, who leaves Monday on
a short holiday.
* *   *
The members of the Junior Badminton Club of Cumberland entertained at an enjoyable dance and
social evening last Friday evening ln
the Anglican Church Hall, lirst class
music being supplied by Mrs. W. Hudson. Mr. C. Newman, Mr. J. Walker
and  Mr. T.  McLellan.
Dainty   refreshments   were   served.
♦ *   ♦
Mr.   Fred   D.   Pickard   entertained
some twenty-five gentlemen friends
last Wednesday evening at an enjoyable bridge party and social evening
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Pickard. Dainty refreshments were
served and the cards were continued
until the early hours of the morning,!
the prize winners being Messrs G. W.
Clinton, A. Nuns. F. Dalby and John
COURTENAY, Feb. 10. — Twelve
cows under the Inspection of the
Comox Valley Cow Testing "Association have qualified with the necessary
fifty pounds ot butter-fat or more
for the month of January. The prizes
awarded by the B. C. Dairymen's
Association to the cows of this district are on view In the store ot Malpass and Wilson here. The prizes
which are for butter fat record, are
awarded to Mr. W. A. Urquhart for
get of sire and for best average five
cows. Best two year old, Mr. A. Randall, of Denman Island, with 413 lbs.
butter tat first, and Pritchard Bros.,
Comox, 392 pounds, second. Three-
year-olds Mr. Urquhart first with 040
lbs. butter fat and A. Randall second
with 4.11  lbs.
The January list, as received from
Mr. Wm. Rose, the official teBter, follows:
"Polly," Grade Jersey, 1440 lbs. of
milk, 77.7 lbs. of fat.
"Maggie," Grade Jersey. 1320 lbs.
ot milk, 60.7 lbs. ot fat.
"Nellie," Grade Jersey, 1251 lbs. ot
milk, 60.0 lbs. ot fat.
"Nancy," Pure Bred Holstein, 1482
lbs. of milk, 59.2 lbs. of fat.
"Rosie." Grade Jersey, 1161 lbs. of
milk, 55.8 lbs. of fat.
"Spots," Grade Jersey, 1164 lbs. ot
milk, 54.7 lbs. of tat. i
"Strawberry 1st," Grade Jersey,
906 lbs. of milk, 54.3 lbs. of tat.
"Slim," Grade Jersey, 1074 lbs. of
milk. 53.7 lbs. of tat.
'North   Star.'    Pure   Bred   Jersey,
1212 lbs. of milk, 52.1 lbs. ot fat.
Mignonette ot Haven," Pure Bred
designs in
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall-Kotlak Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's
(By Scout Reporter W. Hughes)
Jersey. 1008 lbs. milk, 50.4 lbs. fat.  j
"Biddy," Grade Jersey, 1005 lbs. of
milk,  50.2  lbs. of fat.
"Star,"  Grade   Jersey.   954   lbs.  of
milk,  50.5  lbs. of  fat.
Scholars Sick—School Closed
Owing to a large percentage of the
scholars remaining at home through
sickness it was found necessary to
close the Union "Bay School this week.
Next Monday will probably see it
Contlnueed from page one
On Monday evening a Court ot Revision sat in the Council Chambers.
Two complaints were received—from
Mr. A. Armstrong and the Simon
Leiser estate—but both were disallowed after very careful consider- j
atlon. Mayor A. Maxwell, together 1
with Aldermen C. Parnham and W. P
Symons. comprised thc Court.'
The 1st Cumbeilaud troop of Buy,
Scouts I.-, now registered at Mead-
quarters, Victoria, 11. C. under the!
capable hands of Scout master Rev.
Eric Robathan. who has had a great
deal ol* scouting experience, and ha.-
now one of the finest troops of boys
in the district. Assisting him are.
Rover Scout Martin (61 the 1st Dion '
troop) who has keenly taken up his
scout work again, also Troop Leader
J. Richardson, who ls perhaps one of
the best scouts known in this district.
Patrol leaders appointed are P. L's
G. Brown, W. Hughes, and W. Brown
while the Patrols are named Bogles,
Beaver and Owls. Seconds are McLean.  Watson  und   Horbury.
The boys have taken a great deal
of interest In the woik and have been
very busy on their tenderfoot badge
tor lhe past two or three months and
have had the principals of scouting
given thom. All passed their test
witli   one  or   two   exceptions.
A special Investiture service was
held in the Anglican Church on Jan.
17th. when Rev. Robathan invested
each boy with his tenderfoot badge
and explained the service given to
the community through scouting..
Since Jan. 17th the hoys have taken
up work for- their second class badge
and   the  competition   has  been  very'
keen.   For  the  coming  spring many j
special  events  will   take place.   Tho j
hoys    have    Invited    the    Courtenay!
Scouts hero ou Friday lflth, and expect to put on n real good program
of Scout games, son*'s, recitations,
ami competitions ns well as a bun
O-.i Friday, Jan. 29th. Dr. Hicks
gave the hoys a very Interesting lec-
luve o:i Health, and stressed why
[Scouts should be healthy. The boys
thanked ihe Doctor iu a very able
manlier and hoped to hear more In-
tercstliif* subjects of this kind. Some
very nice trophies have heen donated,
including ?. fine shield for First Aid
work and other competitions which
are to take place shortly. Last Friday Mr. Waterfleld demonstrated
pressure points in First Aid work
which was Interesting antl very help-
In!. He was thanked by one of the
hoys on behalf of the troop and he
promised his help in Instructing the
Scouts on this subject.
A nun-Red improvement has been
noted In the troop and the Scouter
expects thc 1st Cumberland Troop to
be-second to rone In scouting through
oul the province.
Before the close of the meeting
Mr. H. P. Allberry announced that
a mass meeting was to be called ln
the near future under the auspices
of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association for the purpose
of considering mass production. Near
by markets such as Powell Iliyer etc.
had opened up. These markets were
in our hands if we can suply them
with the produce they require, he
said. There was absolutely nt. doubt
that the Comox Valley could produce
all the vegetables required. It was
a matter of deciding through what
channel the various commodities such
as meats, eggs, fruit, vegetables, etc.
should be marketed. The meeting
adjourned  at four-thirty.
Mr. Robert McNeill, who is now at
Meenzies Bay, is making a diligent
search for his brother. He believes
he Is in this district. Mr. McNeill has
not sen his brother for the past thirty
years and would very much like any
Information that would lead to finding him,
Mrs. Robert Gibson and the family
of the late Mrs. Anna Hoffelnz wish
in this manner to express their heartfelt thanks to their many friends in
Cumberland, who by numerous ex-
piessions of sympathy and beautiful
floral tributes, made lighter the passing of a loving daughter and mother.
At the Gaiety Theatre
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 19-20
Matt Brown's Grocery
1        Preparing fur Immagrnnts
With the
Cream loft in!
Under the orders of the Soldier Set-
element Hoard, twelve houses on vac-
' ant farms belonging to the govern-
| ment have been repaired and painted.
\ Tliis is in readiness for immigrants
i who are expected to occupy them.
i The Island Highway, south ot Cour.
I tenny to Qunllcum Beach, has pro-
| bahly never been In such good con-
{ ditlon  as It is  to-day but the same
road   from   Courtenay   to   Campbell
ls rough.
(Continued from Page One)
COURTENAY, Feb. C—The Whist
Drive held ln the Booth Hall here last
night, In aid of St. Joseph's hospital,
Comox was a decided success. The
winning ladles were first, Mrs. Klrk-
wood, second, Mrs. J. W. Hough alld
consolation, Mrs. Frank Slaughter.
The gentlemen's prizes were won by
Mr. Wm. Booth first. Mr. Geo. Baker
second and Mr Theed Pearse captured
the booby prize. Dainty refreshments
were served before the tables wore re
moved from the floor of the hall. A
very enjoyable dance then followed
to music by Miss McLennan at tho
piano assisted by the drums.'
Apply Andrew Gibson, Derwent
Avenue, Cumberland. 7-10
Write the Borden Co, Ltd., Vancouver '    tlculars   Phone  86L.
HAY  FOR   SALE—For   further   par-
The spenker urged the farmers of the
district to use the greatest care in
order to reduce the cost ot production
standardise the products and prevent
thc farm from becoming contaminated with weed seeds. He emphasised
the necessity of the closest co-operation amongst farmers of the district
and reminded them that they had a
valuable dairy Industry here which
should not be neglected and advocated the production ot the best and
cheapest feed crops possible with the
addition of cash crops in order to become really successful farmers.
Captain Bates, In a tew words told
of the valuable work accomplished
by Mr. Tice for the district with regard to certified potato work. It was
Mr. Tice, he said that had taught the
farmers of the district what potatoes
really are.
Before the close of the meeting a
a resolution was passed endorsing the
action of the British Columbia certified seed growers' association and
strongly recommended the rules
governing this seed be made by the
Federal authorities In conjunction
with the Provincial Department of
Agriculture as lt was obvious that
the department In Victoria was better
acquainted with local conditions.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
■Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' hair cut, any style BOc
Children's hair cut any style 35c
At the Ilo-llo Theatre
Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 22-23


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