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Array FORTY-SECOND YEAR—No. 9.
^CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
y
With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
CUMBERLAND. BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
COLIN CAMPBELL
TENDERED FAREWELL
BY HIGH SCHOOL CLUB
Popnlar   Organiser   ls   Recipient   of
Presentation on Eve ot His
Departure
The 0. W. V. A. hall was the scene
ot a Jolly gathering last Friday evening when Mr. Colin Campbell, who left
Saturday morning tor California, was
the guest of honor at a social dance
sponsored by the High School Boys'
Club, of wbich he waa the organiser
and an ardent promoter.
The first part of the evening was
spent playing whUt, the prize winners
being MIbs Dalton, first; Miss Beckwith consolation; Harold Jones taking the gentlemen's consolation.
During the evening Cyril Mlchell,
on behalf of the Boys' Club, made a
presentation of a beautiful club bag
to Mr. Campbell. Tbe speaker expressed the appreciation of the splendid help and co-operation Mr. Campbell at all times had rendered the club,
and voiced the sentiments of all present ln saying tbat in his departure
the community was losing one who
had ever been such a willing helper
and enthusiastic promoter, and his
absence would be keenly felt by all.
Miss Christina McKinnon, on behalf of
tbe High School Girls' Club, presented
Mr. Campbell with a handsome set of
military brushes as a token of appreciation.
Mr. Campbell responded very feelingly to these presentations, thanking
the boys and girls for their kindness,
and the consideration shown him during the term of his relations with the
club. At the termination of Mr. Campbell's remarks everyone Joined In
heartily singing "For He's A Jolly
Good Fellow."
The remainder of the evening was
pleasantly passed ln dancing, the
music being supplied by Mrs. W. Hudson and Mr. R. Strachan.
SEVERAL SHIPMENTS OF
NEW CARS AT COURTENAY
COURTENAY.—The several auto
dealers here have all received shipments ot automobiles last week.
Mr. Oeo. H. Pldcock, of the McLaughlin Garage, has Just received a
shipment of McLaughlin cars and they
are causing some comment as they repose ln his show room.
Blunt ft Ewart have also received a
shipment of their popular 1923 Superior model Chevrolet. These cars are
gaining quite a reputation.
Corfield Motors have also received
a shipment of Ford cars. This garage,
like others, is preparing for the
spring rush ot sales.
ARRANGEMENTS BEING
COMPLETED FOR FIREMEN'S ANNUAL BALL
Plans for Uie Annual Social Event
to Be Held on March 16
Well Organised
At a special meeting of tbe Cumer-
land Volunteer Fire Brigade, held in
the Council Chambers last Tuesday
evening, further arrangements were
made In connection with their annual
masquerade ball which will be held ou
March 16. Over tweuty members were
present
Committees were appointed for collecting from the business men of tho
city with a view to raising funds for
the prise list, which will amount to
about $175. The proceeds ot the ball
will be devoted to the general funds
of Ibe department.
The following committees were appointed:
For hall and music arrangements—
J. Cameron, F. Slaughter, J. Bono, C.
Orant and W. .McLellan.
AdvertlsliiK 3. Dallos, F. Watson
and i. Bono.
City canvassers—J. Dallos and C.
Orant.
Outside canvassers—C. Parnham, F.
Slaughter, A. Nunns and P. Scavarda.
F. D. LITTLE SENDS
ALONG A DONATION
Mr. O. W. Clinton received the following letter from Mr. F. D. Little,
formerly General Manager of the
Wellington Collieries Co., Ltd., at
Cumberland, B. C:
"I notice in the Colonist today In
the editorial part tbat any one wishing to contribute to the Cumberland
Relief Fund, to send It to Mr. A. J.
Fouracre, treasurer. Please hand him
enclosed cheque for 350 with my sympathy, and wishing I could do mors."
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
SHOWING CONSIDERABLE
ACTIVITY THESE DAYS
District Foresters In Session—Loans
Assisting Irrigation—Hon. Sloan
Gets Mew York PubUcity
Victoria.—During this week the district foresters of the provincial forestry branch have been ln session at
the Legislative buildings, the object
being, Hon. T. D. Pattullo, Minister of
Lands, explains, to promote efficiency
and to secure a uniformity of policy.
The duties of the foresters are many
and varied. They are required to act
as responsible agents for the Government ln an emergency, to appraise
timber at Bales and to classify lauds
needed for settlement.
Hon. Mr. Pattullo points out tbat no
matter how efficient the forestry staff
may be, the final force and power are
the people themselves. Only through
education, supplemented by practice,
can the vast timber resources of Uie
province be preserved. He gives out
the information that some of the disastrous fires of laBt year were of Incendiary origin, in some cases the fires
being fanned Into life deliberately instead of being extinguished.
"Hanging Is too good for anyone responsible for such a course," states
Hon. Mr. Pattullo, who says that Increased protective measures are being
provided for the coming season.
Irrigation
While many of the farming districts
of the province are happily not dependent upon irrigation methods, still
It Is Interesting to note tbat In Uie
productive areas of the dry beltsout
of $146,(100 due from various Irrigation districts, there has been paid Into
the provincial treasury $138,000. Tbe
Government has loaned over $2,000,000
to the Irrigation districts. This Item
Is cited as a debt of the province, and
while the province must repay tbe $2,-
000,000 which it has borrowed for
Irrigation purposes, it has an asset to
offset the liability much more valuable than the amount of the liability,
ln fact, It is the life blood ot Uie Interior dry belt, claims the minister.
Hon. William Sloan Boosted
Hon. William Sloan,' Minister oi
Mines, has been given a place ln the
hall of fame. His name appears in a
New York newspaper as one of tbe
twelve most prominent Canadians.
The minister Ib credited with having
done the most creditable work for the
mining and Ashing Industries in British Columbia, and therefore for all
Canada.
The Oriental Question
During the past few years there has
grown up In British Columbia a determination to prevent Orientals from
gaining further footholds ln this province. There appears no marked
antipathy to the Chinese and Japanese
as races, but there has come a realisation that these people cannot be assimilated by Britishers. They have
gained a stranglehold upon tbe Ashing
and farming Industries and have made
great strides In other directions. This
growth has been steady, unUl every
part of British Columbia feels the
competition of the Oriental strongly.
The Oriental ls not blamed for his
thrift, but he follows standards of living which are away below those of
the people of this province. His sole
object Is to lay up a competence and
annually millions of dollars find their
way out of the province across the
Pacific as the result of the Oriental's
industry.
The recent victory of the provincial
Government before the Privy Council
regarding the right of Orientals to
hold and work upon public property,
Is perhaps Uie first step towards
checking the advance of these people.
Canada has been liberal ln throwing
open her doors to persons who will
become British subjects and adopt the
country as their own and become part
of Uie national life of the Dominion,
but so far the Oriental has not seen
fit to do this, and there Is no probability of his ever doing so.
The reorganisation of the Provincial
Police by Attorney-General A. M.
Manson has resulted tn the superannuation of Mr. Colin Campbell, warden
of Oakalla prison, and the appointment in his place of T. O. McMynn,
former head of the Provincial Police.
Courtenay Board Of
Trade Being Re-Organized
Bureau System is Adopted in Re-organization Which Will Give
More Efficient Handling of Business—Committee on
Merville Question Gives Favorable Report.
I ATHLETIC CLUB
DONATES $500
TO RELIEF FUND
Club   Contributes  lo   Relief  Fund—
Another  Lecture  March  10—
Doings of Club and Library.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE
SATURDAY NIGHT
The St. John's Ambulance Association are holding a whlst drive and
dance In the O. W. V. A. Hall on Saturday evening, March 1 Whlst starts
at 8 o'clock sharp. A general admission fee of fifty cents will be charged.
COURTENAY.—The Comox Board
of Trade met ln the Clf Hall on
Monday night, President J. H. Mclntyre presiding with a very good attendance of members. Much Importance business was transacted. The
report of the committee on suggestions as to the re-organlzlng of the
Board under the bureau syBtem was
received and adopted.
Committee's Report
The committee composed of Messrs.
P. L. Anderton, R. K. Donaldson, J.
McLeod, H. Everett and C. H. Plgott,
reported that the bureau Idea was a
good one and suggested that six bureaus be formed, namely Good Roads
aud Transportation, Civic, Publicity,
Agricultural, Industrial and Trade and
Commerce, and Retail.
Each member of the board, and also
new members may state what particular bureau they wish to act on. Chairmen of the different bureaus shall be
elected for one year. It was also suggested that the secretary of the board
act aa secretary to each of the bureaus.
The committee felt that under this
system a more efficient handling of the
work of the board could be accomplished.
Merville Committee's Report
The  committee  appointed to oiler
suggestions to the Government In regards  a fair  settlement of  the  revaluation of ex-Boldlers' farms In the
Merville district reported that a commission to re-value the land had been
appointed composed of Mr. R. U. Hurford, the committee's choice; Mr. Duncan, appointed by the Merville Community Association, and Mr. Wain waB
the third party, being the choice of
both the members. This committee
ls to have full power In regard to the
value to be placed on each particular
block.
At a meeting held at the Comox
Creamery at whicli were present the
Hon. Mr. Barrow, Minister of Agriculture; Col. Latta, Capt. Halley, the
Merville committee composed of
Messrs. Hunter, Ker, Hughes and
Reekie and the Courtenay Committee,
Messrs. Cleland, Anderton and Plgott,
aud the three arbitrators already named, Mr. Barrow stated that as far as
he was concerned the three men picked were perfectly satisfactory to him
and that he would do all In his power
to meet the recommendations made
by the arbitrators, which he understood were to be made along the lines
laid dowu lu the resolution passed by
the Courtenay Board of Trade. He
said he could not bind the Government to accept the recommendations,
hut he would do all ln his power to
effect a settlement according to the
recommendations ot the arbitrators.
The report of the committee was
accepted and adopted and they were
commended for tlielr efforts and discharged.
AGRICULTURISTS OF
COMOX   PREPARING
GOOD FAIR THIS YEAR
Suggestions Being Received to Make
Annual Event a Huge Success-
Primrose Dane* AprB 19
BOARD OF SCHOOL
TRUSTEES' MEETING
STARTS SOMETHING
Dulles of Supervising Principal Come
hi  for Discussion—Supplies
For Widows' Children
COURTENAY.—On Tuesday, there
was held the regular monthly meeting
of the directors of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association. The
full directorate was present and President John Crockett occupied the chair.
Committees were appointed for the
year as follows:
Finance—Theed Pearse, P. L. An
derton and S. H. Hopkins.
Printing—Wm. Urquhart, Wm. Wain
and the Secretary.
Hall- Mesdames McPhee, W. Grieve,
J. Orleve, J, H. Parkin, W. Wain and
Messrs. A. W. Rigler, H. P. Allberry
and George Edwards.
Cattle—Rev. J. W. Fllnton, J. Mc-
Kensle, O. C. Bigelow, W. Hunter, J.
Prltchard and Wm. Duncan.
Sheep and Hogs—J. Williamson, M.
Halliday, T. D. Smith and Herbert
Bridges.
Poultry—W. -I Ounn and W. A. B.
Paul.
Executive—Wm. Wain, Ben Hughes,
S. H. Hopkins, W. G. Marshall, A. R.
England, Theed Pearse and the Secretary.
Theed Pearse, after a financial
statement of the canvassers who have
been collecting funds for the purchase
of the Agricultural Grounds had been
read by the president, presented a proposal that had been brought up at the
Board of Trade meeting the evening
previous. It had to do with the acquisition of four acres of ground on the
Cumberland Rand, from Mr. Joseph
McPhee.
McPhee** Offer
Mr. McPhee has offered ono block
containing two acres to the city for
the purpose of opening up further
playgrounds for the school children.
The ground can be secured for the
sum of one thousand dollars. After
a lengthy discussion a committee comprised of Messrs. Wm. Wain, Rev. J.
W. Fllnton and John Crockett was appointed to go', thoroughly Into the
matter and report at the next meeting.
There were some present who were
opposed to the proposal and (bought
that the present scheme of buying the
grounds adjoining the Agricultural
Hall should be carried out. Mr. Alex.
Urquhart was one ot these.
Mr. Merle Halllday moved and Mr.
Wm. Duncan seconded a resolution
that the next meeting of the association should take the form of a regular
meeting as stipulated at the last annual meeting.   The date set for this
(Continued on page 8).
The Board of School Trustees at
their regular monthly meeting on
Tuesday evening refused to grant
Mrs. Pearse any further advance in
salary, her application having been
laid over from the previous meeting,
Mrs. T. E. Banks occupied the chair
with Trustees McKinnon, McFadyen
and Capt. Brown present.
In answer to a communication from
the Secretary of the Board of Trustees stating that there was a greater
number of teachers than divisions in
the Cumberland Public School and
that A. H. Webb was really a supervising principal without a regular class,
the Superintendent ot Education said
in his reply tbat it was gratifying to
know that the board could afford the
extra expenditure and he hoped that
the extra expenditure would show a
corresponding Increase in tbe efficiency ot the school.
The monthly report of Principal
Webb was adopted as read. It gave
the attendance of the Public School
as 461.
Mrs. Banks wanted to know if that
amount justified a supervisor without
a class and tbe Secretary said the matter had been referred to the Superintendent of Education and he was satis-
fled with Ihe way things stood.
Mrs. Banks said that several had
spoken to her on the streets regarding
the appointment of a supervisor and
mentioned the nnme of Trustee Partridge.
Finally the Board seemed to be In
doubt as to whether Mr. Webb was
supervisor or not; he is evidently attending school without a class and ns- j
Blstlng others to greater efficiency. It
was said that he took care of a class
of pupils that needed a little extra
tuition.
An account of $55.95 due It. E. Frost I
was the subject of considerable discussion. The children of several
widows have been In the habit of purchasing books and charging the same
to tho Trustees. In future all widows
must make personal application to the
Secretary of the Board of School
Trustees.
Transportation for tlio Royston
school children will be continued for'
two weeks more.
The application ot C. II. Wood for)
High   School   forms   aud books was
granted.
The Board subscribed $50 towards
the expenditure for material for tbe
science room of the High School.
SUNDAY EVENING'S
CONCERT WAS A
GREAT SUCCESS
At the last meeting of the board ot
management of the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association it was
unanimously decided to vote the sum
of $500 to the Cumberland Relief fund.
A recommendation was drawn up
by the board to be presented to the
Cumberland Public Library Association providing for a juvenile membership. This Is to Include tbe High
School and Public School children
who wish to read books In the library.
A Publicity CommlJIee
The board of management ls not
satisfied with the number of people
patronizing the library outside of tbe
association members, which number
about eighteen. As a result the board
Is appointing a publicity committee
whose duty it will be to induce more
members into the library.
A consignment of books has just
been received from the Provincial
Library. These books cover travel,
science, etc., and are worth while
reading. Anyone ls at liberty to come
Into the library and look over tbe
books on the shelves.
The 1923 reading list has Just been
revised by the library committee, who
have arranged for the following magazines and papers for the coming year:
Daily and Weekly Pupers—Vancouver Province, World and Sun; Victoria Colonist and Times; Nanaimo
Herald and Press; Cumberland islander. Ladysmith Chronicle, Comox
Argus. Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
Family Herald and Weekly Star.
Technical Magazines—Railway Age,
Coal Age, Colliery Guardian, Science
and Arts of Mining, Engineering and
Mining Journal, Electrical Journal,
Power, and Canadian Mining Journal.
General Magazines — London
Graphic, Pearson's, Wide World, Life,
Punch, Popular Mechanics, Scientific
American, Popular Science, Forest
and Stream, Rod and Gun, Baseball
Physical Culture, American Carpenter
and Builder, American Boy, Youths'
Companion, National Geographic, Travel, Argossy, All Story, Metropolitan,
Cosmopolitan, American, Hearst's,
Sunset, Blue Book, Red Book, Adventure, Everybody's, Collier's Weekly,
Saturday Evening Post, McLean's,
World's Work, Literary Digest, B. C.
Gazette, Boys' Magazine, Detective
and Popular.
Lecture March 10
Tbe next lecture will be held on
Saturday, March 10, when Prof. W.
N. Sage will deliver an address on the
explorers, which will take place In the
lecture hall of the club and Is entitled
"Study of British Columbia History."
This covers the period from the early
pioneer days up to the present time,
Including the adventures of Thompson, McKenzie, Fraser and others.
MISSING WOMAN
THOUGHT TO BE
FROM CUMBERLAND
Mrs. Alice Burnett, Disappears In Van-
eouver—Had Visited Cumberland
Lady While There.
Tho Vancouver police, in their
efforts to locate Mrs. Alice Burnett,
who was last heard of at the Ixiudon
Rooms, 1140 Granville Street, have
reached a dead end. Investigation of
ber rooms showed tbat she had apparently gone out for a walk as there
appeared no trace of any preparation
for a prolonged departure. The proprietor of the apartments Is under the
impression she came from Cumber,
land.
On Thursday a Mrs. Wallace, who Is
reported to have come from Cumberland, visited her nnd has not been seen
or heard of since, all trace of her
also having been lost.
The local police have nothing In the
way of Information as to who Mrs.
Burnett is, there being no record of
ber residing In this vicinity.
Mrs. Burnett is described as about
31 years of ago, 5 feet 9 Inches iu
height, with fair hair and complexion,
and Is of quiet disposition.
The following were registered at the
Cumberland Hotel during tho week:
Don n. Hay, T. Matsumer, E. C. Doctor, D. B. Christopher, J. McKay and
E. J. Lewis, all of Vancouver; A. Paul,
Nanaimo; II. J. Smith, E. McLarle
T. Irvine, of Victoria.
Local Artists Render Splendid Pro*
gramme Before Crowded Heme
-Good Sam Realised
The concert under the auspices of
the Cumberland Amateur Orchestral
Society, held in the Ilo-llo Theatre
last Sunday evening, ln aid of the mine
disaster fund was a brilliant success
in every way. The efforts of the promoters were crowned with success
when the sum realised amounted to
$123 55. which will be pat to the credit
of the Cumberland Relief Fund.
Dr. George K. McNaughton acted In
the capacity of chairman during the
evening. The theatre waa filled to the
utmost, many people coming from the
surrounding district
Orchestra's Selections
The orchestra rendered several selections which were very well received
by the audience. These were the
opening march, "Aux Flambeaux,"
overture, "Lustsplel," "Angel's Serenade, "Cavalerla Rustlcana," "Ruddt-
fore," and "March ot the Priests,'*
which made splendid contributions to
tbe programme.
The Cumberland City Band assisted
the orchestra by giving two selections,
valse "Theresen," and overture, "The
Iron Count," both of which were much
appreciated by those present
Splendid Soloists
The vocal artists of the evening
went far to make the concert the success It was. Mrs. M. Tribe, of Courtenay, greatly Impressed the audience
by singing "Only A Rose," and as an
encore sang "At Dawning." Mr. M.
Brlckuell, of Courtenay, sang "Mountain Lovers," and ln response to the
applauding of the audience, sang "I
Passed By Your Window." The solo,
"Thanks To Thee O Ood," by Miss M.
E. Beckwith was much appreciated,
and as an encore she sang "The Night
Wind." Tbe chairman announced that
Mr. Sam Jones was suffering from a
severe cold and would be unable to
sing, but though laboring under this
handicap Bang "In the Garden ot My
Heart" and as an encore "Mona." both
of which were well received.
Mr. A. J. Merry acted as conductor
for the orchestra and Mr. P. Monte
conducted the band, while Mrs. F.
Oliver was a very efficient accompanist.
Great credit is due to the Cumberland Amateur Orchestral Society for
the splendid manner tn which the
ovenlng's entertainment was arranged.
The orchestra expect to arrange
another Sunday evening concert In
about two week's time.
ROBERT C. LANG
SUCCEEDS R. E. FROST
IN LOCAL DRUG STORE
Popular   Esquimau   Druggist  Takes
Over Frost Business—A Live
Community Organiser
Mr. Robert C. Lang, who hu taken
over the drug business of Mr, R. E.
Frost, has had considerable experience
in this line prior to hla coming here.
Mr. Lang obtained hla pharmaceutical
education ln the East where he attended the Trl-sute College, Indiana.
Later he attended the Ontario College
of Pharmacy and finally the University
of Toronto where he obtained bis
Phm.B. degree. Mr. Lang remained In
the East some time after graduation
and was connected with several large
drug firms there.
He was appointed Western representative of the Dickson, Wilson ft
Co., Ltd., whosesale druggists, with
whom he was connected until recently.
Representing this firm gave him an
Incentive to go into business for himself and he bought out Brown ft Co.,
of Esquimau where he has conducted
a very successful business prior to
coming tn Cumberland.
Active in Municipal Life
Mr. Lang was a prominent figure In
the municipal life of Esquimau where
he was responsible for the organization of the Merchants' Association, of
which he was tbe first president, a
position which he filled for two years
In a most capable manner. He waa
also an active promoter ot the Esquimau Board of Trade, acting as president for a considerable length of time.
We expect that Mr. Laug will be
a great asset to the community life ot
Cumberland.
On Thursday Messrs. Blunt ft Ewart
unloaded another carload of Chevrolet
Superiors at Courtenay station. TWO
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
Auto Owners
Are You Having Trouble With Your
Starting and Lighting System
May Be Your
BATTERY
Drop in and let ua test it.   Probably it needs recharging after being idle during the winter months.   If you
j     are having trouble with the
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIANS
NANAIMO
i
March 1, 1923.
To Prospective Car Purchasers
and Owners:
Dear Sir or Madam,—
We wi.sh to bring to your notice the fact that we
have a very large assortment of good used earn, at
prices ranging from $95 up. The makes and models
are as follows: Ford five-passenger touring cars, trucks,
light deliveries and roadsters, Overlands, Chevrolet,
Briscoe and Dodge. These cars have all been overhauled and bear our usual guarantee.
We also wish to bring to the notice of all car
owners that on and after March 1 we will be open
every evening until 9 o'clock; 10 o'clock Saturdays, and
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corfield Motors Limited
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
ADVERTISE   IN   HUE    ISLANDER.
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND . . B. C.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
ARCHITECT
000 B.C. Permanent Loan Bldg.
PHONE 2818     VICTORIA, B.C
Car   For Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
News of Courtenay District
| COURTENAY OFFERED
SITE FOR COMMUNITY
PLAYGROUND
| Joseph McPhee Makes (Jenerous Proposition With a View lo Providing u Long Felt Want
POLLY ANA CLUB
ARE EXCELLENT HOSTS
COURTENAY.--Mr. Joseph McPhee
has made an offer to the city that lie
is willing to deed to the corporation
a piece ol property on the Cumberland
Road opponlte the Public School, to lie
utilized lor the extension of the children's playground. The spirit displayed by Mr. McPhee Is creditable in
tbe extreme and serveH to show that
the spirit of civic pride Is not dead
among the citizens of Courtenay.
Alongside the property ls a block
of land containing two acres which
some of the citizens of Courtenay
think It would be well to acquire ami
place nt the disposal of the various
public and semi-public bodies to he
incorporated in a plan to provide a
civic or community amusement centre.
Added to tbe ground tliat Mr. McPhee i
proposes to give to the city, it would
give the people a playground containing four acres, on a part of which
could be erected a community hall J
that could be utilized by every organization   ln   the  valley.
It is hoped by, some to interest the
Agricultural Association sufficiently
enough to have them take part In the
erection of tlle building which could
be used lor the purposes of the fair.
Whatever the decision of the committee of tho society, there are many
who believe the citizens will carry the
project through.
COURTENAY.—The Pollyana OirlB'
Club of tho St. George's Presbyterian
Church entertained the Sunshine
Girls' Club of the same church last
Friday, when about fifty young ladies
sat down to dinner. After the excellent repast served by the hosts Uie
remainder of the evening was spent
in playing games, a very enjoyable
lime being spent.
The committees who had much to
ilo in making the evening such a success consisted of the following:
Refreshment committee — Margaret
Sutherland, Mary McPherson, Isobelle
Moncrieff uud Barbara Duncan.
Games committee—Margaret Duncan and Marjory Fletcher.
SURPRISE PARTY
AT COURTENAY
COURTENAY,—A number of friends
of Miss Blanche Wagstun* surprised
her at her home at the power house
last night. A most enjoyable evening
was spent, refreshments being served
at the conclusion of the evening.
Miss YVngstaff hns been a popular
member of the B. C. Telephone atari i
for some time nnd ls leaving for Van-;
couver In the near future where she
Is being transferred.
ROYSTON MOTOR CO.
ROBBED LAST FRIDAY
Theft of Petty tush Pulled Off While
Proprietor Edwards Was At
Work Under Car
SEAPLANE RESCUE
IS BIG THRILL    <
IN "OUTCAST"
Elsie Ferguson Has One of (he Best
Holes of Screen Career ln Her
I.ulest Picture
A despairing woman who jumps
from a steamship Into the sea aud who
ls rescued by a seaplane, ls the chief
figure in one of the most dramatic incidents of "Outcast," a new Paramount
picture starring Elsie Ferguson, whicli
will be a feature at the Ilo-llo Theatre
on Monday and Tuesday.
The story • of this Impressive and
thrilling photoplay deals with the
efforts of Miriam, a deserted wife, who
Ib thrown into tlio streets through pov-
arty, to reclaim a man who dissipates
because of his hopeless love for a.
fickle woman. The various phases of
this picture narrative whicli have their
climax In an attempt nt suicide and
rescue at sea, are highly thrilling, and
all In all, the role portrayed by Miss:
Ferguson Is said by her to be one of:
the strongest she has essayed during
her screen career of five years.
"Outcast' ls a plcturlzatlon of the
play of the same name by II. H.
Davies, in which Miss Ferguson starred in New York in 1914. The role of
Miriam Is a nexactlng one, requiring
histrionic ability of a high order.
David Powell, well known leading
man, plays opposite Miss Ferguson,
and Mary MacLaren, who was leading
woman for Wallace Reid and other
stars, has the role of Valentine.
The supporting cast Includes among
oUiers, William Powell, William
David, Charles Wellesly and Teddy
Sampson. 	
Whilst working In the renr end ol
j hla   garage   at  Royston   last Friday
evening. Mr. EdwardB of the Royston
: Motor Company, was the victim of a
petty theft, consisting of all tiie ready
cash, amounting to about $25.
Sole Agent for
TIP-TOP
TAILORS
in thi* District
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Make your selection early and avoid
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SLATS* DIARY
AIR MAIL SERVICE j 	
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By Ross Kurqiilmr
... ..... . „„ „„,,      .Sunday -Are  preecher sed  a  very
Vrtually Ofty tons of  etters, 98,369 .    .,,,,       ,      .  ,        ,.      u
, , , .  .       ',, -J truthfull saying today when he give
pounds—have been carried by  Pllotl ul_       ,,    .... ...
Edward Hubbard since the first international air mall service In the United
States wus established between Vic
robbery occurred between 5 and 8
p.m.. during which lime Mr. Edwards
was busily engaged with work on a
cur he was repairing ln the renr part
of the building, which Is partitioned
from the front.
Provincial Constable Dunbar was
notified of the theft and Is now working on the case.
hlB sermon. Ho sed If you want to
mix Polntlx and religion you got to
let Polallx do most nil of the mixing.
Monday—The teecher was xamln-
ing us in Gender and ect. today and
she ast Blisters what was the Mascu-
1 line gender for Bell inclining n hand
Figured at the standard postal rate "ome «on'1 '""kcn wom'"1' IA,r a wll°
of sixty to the pound, this is equlva-l he Hesitated and evry Uilng was so
lent to 5.902,140 letters. ! (|ulct you 0U(i "ick UD ft 'iln &nA th<"1
As far as can  be ascertained the j torla and Seattle twenty-eight months
ago, according to a report compiled by
George E. Williams, superintendent of
United States malls.
During the twenty-eight months he
has been carrying mail Pilot Hubbard
has flown his seaplane 35,200 miles, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
which Is more than eleven times the | out winner ns fur as It wns concerned
a brite lite cum In Ills lips and he sed
Dumbell.
Tuesday—Had a lite today and cum
NO MORE BARGAINS IN
CANADIAN TIMBER
OTTAWA.—American forest engln-
oers sent Into Canada by U. S. Interests to search for bodies of spruce
timber not already pre-emptled by
Canadian companies are returning
home empty handed. Some of these
experts who had previously failed to
secure timber lands lor their companies iu such states ns Maine and
New York have expressed surprUe
thut so little timber was available for
purchase In Eastern Canada.
THE FUR TRADE
AND FOREST FIRES
MILTON SILLS HAS
GREAT CROOK ROLE
IN INCE PICTURE
OTTAWA.—That the forest (Ires of
recent yenrs offer the gravest menace
to the Dominion's fur trade which Is
now threatened with virtual extermination Is the gist of a report made by
the Fur Trade Commissioner of the
Hudson's Bay Company to the Canadian Forestry Association. The burning of forests not alone kills numbers
of animals but drives them to leBs
accessible regions for their maintenance.
I distance across the continent. The fly-
; Ing   distance   between   Victoria   and
Seattle is eighty miles.   Mr. Hubbard
has made 220 round trips.
109 Per Cent. Keeord
"Mr. Hubbard has a record of 100
per cent, delivery," Superintendent
Williams said. "He has had no serious
accidents while on oflicial duty, and
only once were the malls delayed for
an hour or two. On this occasion he
was forced to descend for gasoline,
and delivery in Seattle was not affected by the Btop."
Victoria-Seattle air mall service was
established October 15, 1920, when
Pilot Hubbard carried the Ilrst load ot
mall across the International boundary Hue. The service saves many
hours lu the delivery and the sending
of mall between Seattle and other
points and the Orient.
CALGARY.—The airplane is prov-i
lug Its value as a means ot detecting;
Ares in Alberta. In the case of one
nre reported ln that province during
the past season, the ranger was able
to have four men on the scene of the
lire ln half an hour after It was re-'
ported, and It was soon put out.
but the teecher sed she was a going
to notefy my parents witch I hope she
forgets to do It as I no there will be
| a lot tof truble in nre House at the
; same time I am in It.   And I hate friction In home Life.
Wednesday—Had  a peace of good
j luck today.   Ma Informed us that sum
j 1  had lieu  stealing her Devils Fond
! cake.    Pu ast her If she thot It mite
of ben me.    1 wns shfvring but she
sed Nn $ dont think It cud of ben him
I because they nre 2 peaces left.   I will
j not discuss It iu my dlry because you
cant tell who mite read It 1 of these
I days. 4
Thursday—I wanted to borro 2 bits
I to go sec a good detecktlve pitcher
' tonite but ma sed she was tired a put
| ting up money for pitcher shows and
me never willing to get out and
. hussle tor my own spending money.
' I ast pn what he thot of her and he
I smiled and wlspered silently to me
I That she was as they sed In war
times sort of a Unconscious Objector.
. & slips me a 2 bit peace.
Ford City, Ont.—The city council decided not to discuss amalgamation
with Walkervillo.
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Remarkable Story of Regeneration is
Revealed In Dramatic Manner
in "Skin Beep"
Milton Sills, who plays the part of
the clever crook, In Thomas II. Inco's
special production, "Skin Deep," which
appears at the Ilo-llo Theatre on Friday and Saturday, is one of the
screen's greatest players of crook
parts.
Mr. Sills portrays a criminal who Is
a gangster largely because he has a
crook-type face and society has come
to expect nothing hut evil from the
man who "looks like a crook."
Following a terrible injury sustained while be Is making his escape from
tiie penitentiary, a skilled plastic surgeon gives the crook the features of
on honest man. How this change ln
Identity, together with his love for the
wholesome girl who is Ills nurse, removes his criminal tendencies Is the
remarkable story told in "Skin Deep."
Vancouver, B. 0.—The Joint Sewer-
age Board has received tenders for
Uie sewer that will drain Burnaby.
Point Grey. South Vancouver and
Vancouver; the lowest was $10!),461.
Pillow Slips, stamped ready   (fi-t   QJT
to work on. Special, per pair   *JyXe«/9
Ladies' Night Gowns of the best quality,
Toilet Soap, in all makes 25 per cent discount.
made for spring and <j»-|   OP    „ -~-« -"■•
summer wear, from    <pJL09    Special, 5 for
Tooke Collars for men,
$1.00
20 per cent, off on Ladies' All Wool Winter Vests.
Ladies' Vests for spring and summer
Special from  uDL TO   tiSl.Ot)
Very Special Offer in our Tailoring Department this week.
You are welcome to como in and inspect.
Our goods are of the very best quality.
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Your own telephone is a potential hub from which, at
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Your telephone entitles you to a courteous, efficient
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WHAT MADE
ME HAPPY
"I was congratulating myself
that 1 had passed the winter
without catching a cold, when I
got one at the beginning of last
May. It was because 1 was inn
down. Being run down I had
some trouble in getting rid of
this cold. I was a nervous wreck.
1 would wake up regularly mornings feeling that some terrible
calamity would take place.
Although we wore comfortably
off, I felt sure my husband was
going to lose everything. The
children worried me. if they made
the least noise, I would get into
a terrible temper. I would scold
them so that I am sure they hnted
me. I would be mad with myself
after it was over and make up my
mind never to let it happen again.
I would go to bed at night nnd
begin to think and picture dreadful things which might happen to
me and my family. 1 would lav
awake for hours, sometimes until
daylight, until I was so weak tlmt
I could scarcely raise my head.
I would waken next day just ns
tired ns when I laid down. After
m while I got so that I didn't care
wha; happened. Tho children
annoyed me and I wouldn't havo
cared if they had left me for
good. I felt that it was only a
matter of time before I would lose
my mind. I knew that my symptoms were due to n run down
condition and that if I could only
set something to build me up, I
might he all right. I knew that
there must be some good tonics
but most of them made such
foolish claims that I wns afraid
of them. Happening one day to
run across a leaflet about Carnol,
1 was impressed with the mode-
rale way this preparation «i> described, so I made up my mind I
would try it. 1 did and today I
am the Happiest nnd healthiest
woman living. I haven't a care
in the world. Instead of running
away from me, my children aro
now with me all the time. My
husband tells me that my disposition is as near an angel's ns any
human being's can ho, but of
course he is prejudiced. T don't
he'ieve I have a nerve in my body
now."
Carnol is sold by your druggist,
nnd if you can conscientiously say,
after you havo tried it, that it
hasn't done you any good, return
tho empty bottle to him and ho
will  refund your money.      C-CS'i
IF CHURCH UNION
IS NOT CONSUMMATED
NOW—WHAT?
Answers Tlmt Hare Ilcen Ilecelved
From Church Leaders, Ilnlli
Iviisf and West.
The Presbyterian Church Union
movement committee, Toronto, recently Issued the following on the
Church Union movement:
It would be a grave reflection on
the Presbyterian Church and a demonstration ihat authority has departed
from that Church's courts, in that they
allow a minority to rule the majority.
It would be a set-back to Church
Union throughout the world, and a
confession that human nature ls incurably prejudiced and our Lord's
prayer for unity hopeless.
It would be a grave reflection upon
those who initiated the movement. The
names of Forest, Pollock, Warden,
C.'avcn, Patrick, still influence many
and we would play traitor to tho
cause that was precious to them, ond
to those men, like Principal Grant and
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one manager.
second-hand
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Comox Exchange
Courtenay, B.C.
D. J. Macdonnell, who In prophetic
utterances foreshadowed It.
It would be a very great shock to
the many union and co-operative
causes in which thousands of our own
people have joined ill the expectation
that they would become part of a
united church.
It would be a serious blow to Canadian solidarity. Church Union, for the
welding together of the people of Canada, has possibilities that has as yet
been very slightly realized.
It would be a devotion to deuomlna-
tlonalism which stands In danger of
becoming disloyalty to Jesus Christ
and the clear teaching of the New
Testament.
It would mean that ln a few years
the Presbyterian Church In Canada
would be confined to the cities and
towns. Its national significance would
be lost.
It would mean a great national calamity, the demoralization of our religious activities, and the loss of the
confidence of the people who have entered union and co-operative churches.
It would mean that the congregations of the West will unite eventually
whether the bodies unite or not. The
problem would then be how to salvage
the wreck of denomlnatlonallsra whicli
resulted from tho Assembly's own
action.
it would mean that we arc not
worthy descendants of men like Chalmers, who snld: "What care I for the
Church of Scotland only as an Instrument to build up the Kingdom of
God?"
It Is a movement of the people. As
such it can only be guided; It cannot
be stopped. The vast majority of the
Christian people of the three ileinon-
lnationa believe It ls tlle will of God.
INVENTION WILL
SAVE WASTED FORESTS
CALGARY.—The coal strike In the
Western provinces during the past
summer necessitated the use ol a considerable amount of low-grade (sub-
bltumliious) coal, and this coal, owing
to the greater number of sparks given
oft', considerably increased the risk of
lire In the forests along the railways.
While the number of llres Increased,
the Increase ln the amount ot damage
done was, however, comparatively
slight. The necessity ol burning coal
of this character has led to the development nf a type of "tront end" for
the locomotives which, it Is claimed,
eliminates ninety per cent, of the
sparks aud makes the burning ot the
conl fairly safe.
CAMPBELL RIVER NEWS
Arrangements for New Jail
CAMPBELL RIVER.—A. Stephenson, Chief of the Provincial Police for
this district, was at the River for two
days last week, making arrangements
for the new jail and also picking out
the location. The building will be
erected on the main highway at the
south end of the town of Campbell
River. Tenders will be called for In
the near future.
* *   »
Here Permanently
Dr. H. P. Millard arrived from Courtenay last week und will take up his
residence ln the house recently purchased from Dr. Carruthers.
* •   •
Benefit Dance
A dance for the benefit of the
Oyster River School House will be
held ln the LUleland Pavilion on
March 3. Several good prizes are to
lie awarded for prize waltzes, etc.
* *   *
Mr. Halllday, Indian Agent, from
Alert Bay, was a visitor to the River
last week-end.
* *   •
Tonr nf Inspection
W. Kinlnmouth, Hog Inspector from
the Department of Agriculture, stopped off at the River last Saturday on
his tour of inspection.
* *   *
C. II. Roberts, ol Quathlaskl Cove,
passed through here on tils way to
Vancouver where he has gone to look
over his new launch which Is being
built there.
* *   *
Gone lo Seattle
C. II. Cobb, of the International
Timber Company, left by Friday's boat
for Seattle,
* *   •
George Moore Sr., of the Merrill &
Ring Logging Company, left for Vancouver on Friday's boat.
Victoria, B. C—Work on the Esqui-
uiault dry dock will be resumed and
Is expected to be completed in June,
1H24, the total cost being $1,500,000.
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THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY. MARCH 3, 1923.
THE PACE THAT KILLS
THE COUNTRY EDITOR
The toll of death during the past
month has taken many big men
throughout the country. Men of large
a Hairs who carried their load of responsibility. Men who gave many
hours of overtime to the accomplishing of what they considered great
tilings, tho amassing of riches, the accumulation of power.
What iliil these men gain? Nothing
that seemed good to them when they
looked through the portals of eternity,
open for them many years too soon.
What did they lose? They lost some
ol the happineBS that comes to the
day laborer when his day's work Is
done, forgets it in the kiss of his wife
and loving pessure of his child's arniB
about him. They lost much of the
glory of the sunset, the sweet scent of
the flowers, the glint of the moon on
placid waters, tho solace and help of
good books, the inspiration of poetry,
pictures and music.
They lost health and capacity for
enjoyment. They lost years of their
lives. And when they were gone the
world moved on In Its wonted way and
their business continued as though
t'uey had never been.
Not all the men who go to early
graves by the way of the pace that
kills have pursues a will-o'-the-wisp
along the primrose path. There arc
just as certain ways ol burning the
candle al both ends as are found in
the delirium of drink, the excitement
of gambling or tho destroying spell o?
tlio woman vampire.
The constant strain of sticking to
ihe desk and burning the midnight oil
over a ledger of figures; tho driving
of men under you. und the juggling of
notes and securities will break tho
strongest man In time.
There may be a wldo difference between tho dissipated profllgato and the
man who gives himself wholly to the
pursuit of wealth, fame or power. But
both go   the paco that kills.
CHEER UP
Our business men are inclined to
complain of conditions just now, as
though Ihey had never passed through
tills period of the year before. February lo generally recognized as the
dullest month In all the year, with the
possible except ion or August. It Is
just between seasons and the weather
may he depended upon to bo uu-
icttled.
Cheer up. Mr. Business Man! This!
February has been no worse than thej
Februarys of the past and the springj
is going to bo the greatest we have!
over known. So cheer up, and get;
busy laying lines for March trada. If
you will use the head on your should-'
ers to plan and make ready for that
trade, instead of silting around the'
More and growling about poor collections and slack trade, you'll get your
reward within sixty days. It's up tn
you to make good.
The country editor is not so different in appearance from other people.
He does not speak a different language. He sleeps, eats and thinks In
the accepted manner. He attends to
his business as a good business man
should. He attends church or remains
away from it as he sees fit, as do other
men. He marries and rearB families
nnd has tlio cares and worries, the
joys and the sorrows to which tho
race is heir.
And still the country editor ls dlf
fereut—picturesquely different. He
wears his responsibilities as If responsibilities were a pleasure. He
can do any sort of work about the
office that requires doing—taking the
place of the scientific expert, or of the
crude boy, or of the janitor, If needs
be. And liio next hour finds him doing
the glorious work of putting upon un
fniling sheets the harmony from the
heartstrings ol tho community, or sit
ting with propped feet, in the circle
of a group of fellows discussing the
momentous affairs of world politics
He writes a record of the entrance
into the world of a new born babe, or
expresses an opinion upon the latest
monarcliial pronouncements with
equal facility. He throws a bouquet
or a brick with the easy grace of an
artist. Ho takes the hide off or binds
up the hurts of society as the demand
for such activities requires. He Is
paid less for doing more than any
other class of men on earth.
In every nook and corner, almost,
of this great laud you will And a
country editor—obscure it may be,
poorly paid, unmindful of what others
think of him, apparently unmindful of
tho world Itself, yet with fingers upon
the pulse of humanity, knowing all
things, doing all things, seeing all
thnlgs.
ABILITY
Wages cannot be standardized.
Until brains are standardized.
And that is not likely to happen.
Take any six men, put them ln a
new country with nothing but their
clothes and a pocket knife.
It will not be long before one or pos
slbly two of thorn will bo able to buy
and sell the others.
Conditions may favor all alike.
When the sun shines It shines on all
alike.
They all get wet when It rains.
The outcome purely is a matter of
superior ability.
Ou Thursday Messrs. Blunt & Ewart
unloaded another carload of Chevrolet
Superiors nt Courtenay station.
"Face Disfigured
From Eczema"
rVrllts th. Nun. who finally Met D.D.D.
"Tha diaeata had eattn bar eyebrowa awar.
HarooMandllpihadbecoiBadliafurad. Sinca
the ute of D. D. D. bar erabrowa ara grewiat.
Her noie and face have isnuaad their aatural
expreialoo."
Caen can be Hat feu turn rear awa vicinity. Write for taatimaoala, er aaenre t
bottle of D. D. D. today. W»» ntftr HcAinr
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relief on tbe tret bottle we will reraod without
hesitation. 11.90 a bottle. Try D. D. D. Soap, too.
D.D.r>.
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(Announcement
To lhe Residents of Cumberland and Vicinity:—
I br# to announce that I have purchased Mr. R.
E. Frost's drug store.
It is my intention to serve you in the same efficient
manner as Mr. Frost has formerly been in the habit of
doing. Following wholesale lists closely, I intend
serving you with drugs of the highest quality at the
lowest possible prices.
Trusting that I may be favored with your patronage and assuring you that you will at all times receive
courteous, prompt and careful attention.
P.S.—Mail orders are especially solicited.
Yours faithfully,
Robert C. Lang. Phm. B.
ANOTHER POINT OF  VIEW
(B. C. Veteran)
While it is possible to sympathize
with the demand ot Cumberland
miners for the elimination of Oriental underground iu the mine which
was the scene of a recent explosion,
still it is hard to see how any one
Arm can be expected to take such a
long step without some assurance that
others engaged in the same business
will do likewise. With the Increasing
use of fuel oil, the difficulties of mine
owners are increased; cheap labor
may be essential to the successful
operation of the mines in the face of
such competition, though this is by no
means certain. In view of the widespread patronage of Orientals by tho
white population of the province, It is
not consistent to demand that employers be the first not to patronize
them.
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Special Selection of Children's Black Sateen
Rompers. Special      (PI   EA (1}"|   QA
Value, from     aDl.OU  TO wlaaW
GENT'S DEPARTMENT
New Spring Lines in Men's Shirts, Caps
and Shoes
ken's Striped Cambric Shirts with (PO AA
double collars.   Special Value at....    UJaCaUU
Men's Shirts ln self color of white and champagne with collar attached. (PO Off
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Men's Sport Shirts ln white and (PO «■?
champagne.   Special Values, at ....    WM.IU
Newest Styles In Men's Bolt color Velour Caps
In fawn, brown and green.
Newest Lasts In the Murray Made Shoes For
Men at Popular Prices.
Latest   Novelties   In   Men's   Tweed   Caps   at
Popular Prices.
A Complete Stock of Slater and Geo. A. Slater
Invlctus Shoes.
GROCERY   DEPARTMENT
Bulk Dates, 2 lbs. for 25c
Mixed Peel, 1 lb. cartons 45c
Rolled Oats, 6 lb. sacks , 40c
Cream Sodas, cartons  40c
Fancy Bleached Sultanas, 2 lbs 55c
Davies' Veal Loaf, Vi lb. tins, 2 for 45c
Toilet Paper, rolls, per doz 85c
Empress  Pineapple  Marmalade,  4  lb.
tins for $1.10
Navel Oranges, large size, 2 dozen $1.05
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, 2 tins 25c
Castile Soap, small bars, 5 for 55c
White Swan Soap, carton, 3 for 85c
House For Sale
New house, recently built, containing four rooms and pantry.
No reasonable offer refused. For
further information apply to
P. O. BOX 430, ISLANDER
BREAD!
Do you eat it for lunch with
fresh fruit and milk?
Or do you e ■'. other less nourishing foods'!
The way you feel is a matter
of the kind of food you eat.
Natural foods are the best.
Bread is nourishing.
Bread with milk and fruit ia
delicious.
Eat right and feel right.
Bread is your Best Food—Eat
more of it.
HALUDAY'S BREAD
—is the Bread that Builds
THE NEW HOME
BAKERY
A  GRAND
DANCE
at the
Gaiety Theatre
TUESDAY
March the 6th
Dancing 10 till 2
Gentlemen, $1.00 Ladies Free
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for Charlie Dalton
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
Dentist
Office  and  Residence:   Willard
Block.   -   'Phone 116.
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
BEEF, VEAL, MUTTON AND
PORK
Fresh and Cured Fish
HOTELS AND CAMPS
SPECIALLY CATERED TO
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
W. P. Symons  - •    Proprietor
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TtmiB
Faotory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co,
Cumberland and Courtenay.
TAX NOTICE
Notice Is hereby glvon In accordant' i
with the Statutes that all assessi.l
taxcH including School Taxes assessisi
and levied under tlio "Taxation Act"
nnd "Public School Act" and amendments, are due and payable on tho
15th day of February, 1923.
All taxes due and collectable (or
the Comox Assessment District aro
due and payable at the Government
Office, Cumberland, D. C.
This notice In terms of law is
equivalent to a personal demand by
me on all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C, this
20th day of February. 1923.
WM. W. MOORE,
Collector,
Comox Assessment DlBtrlct.
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
I Won Bay Road
COURTENAY, B. C. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
FIVE
1
0
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd
H"SKIN   DEEP"
A picture that combines the last word in thrills,
with an intensely interesting theme — a complete
change in identity. "Skin Deep" sets a new high standard in screen thrills with the most gripping prison
escape by airplane. The cleverest plot ever filmed. The
story is very powerful.
EXTRA!
Round Three of "The New Leather Pushers"
"The Tin Broncho," a Sunshine Comedy
Matinee Saturday 2 p.m.
Skin Beep"
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Elsie Ferguson in a Powerful Eight-Part Drama
" OUTCAST"
The Soul of a Woman Laid Bare
Paris Gowns and Aching Hearts, Miss Ferguson Was
Never So Appealing.
COMEDY REELS
J| Tuesday Night is Party Night—A Party of Four Will
Be Admitted for Two Admissions.
DOUBLE FEATURE SHOW WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
Frank Mayo in a South Sea Story
"The Altar Stairs"
Lois Wilson in a Dandy Crook Story
"BROAD   DAYLIGHT"
Comedy
HEN FRUIT
A rooster had been born and brought up entirely
within his own chicken yard. Surrounded with more
wives than the ex-Sultan of Turkey, he felt no inclination to explore the outside world until one day a dog
got into the chicken yard and chased him.
He dived into a clump of weeds and unexpectedly
hit a hole in the fence and was free in a great open lot
that happened to be an ostrich farm.
Rooster-like, he strutted about the place until quite
by accident he discovered an ostrich egg.
To him it was a great revelation!
He rolled it back into his own yard and called his
harem about him.
"Girls," said he, "I do not wish to be unkind. I
do not wish to cast any aspersions on the wonderful
work you have done, but I would like to call your attention to what they are doing in other places."
Now we claim to make Al electrical installations.
We adopt and adhere to the latest regulations, use only
the highest class material and make every endeavor to
give you the safest and best class of work known. But
there is the possibility that we are overlooking some
late improvement, some safer device, some new method
or device; you draw our attention to same and should
your suggestion be feasible we will in the interests of
high class work adopt it without delay.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
NOTICE
WHEREAS certain mischievously inclined persons have tampered with the valves ot the mains of this Company, thereby
allowing a considerable amount of water to run to waste, wc
therefore wish to point out that it Is a serious offence to tamper
with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended, they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of
the law.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATERWORKS
COMPANY, LIMITED
Edmonton, Alta.—The council wants
a better division of the taxes collected In the city by the province, such
as on autos, amusements, restaurants,
etc. An industrial census shows 290
manufacturing establishments employing 4,500 persons and paying $4,-
665,000 annually ln wages.
STOMACH SUFFERING
Disappears as If by magic when Jo-To
Is used, Oas pains, acid Btomach, sour
stomach, burning and all after-eating
distress relieved ln two minutes. All
Drug Stores.
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weekt, ensuring fresh goods
all the time.
Henderson's
Rough Boys Well
Leathered
Social and Personal
Ongewo Club Dance
A llrlllkiiit Success.
Tiie Onwego Club were hosts at a
social "heart" dance held in the G.
W. V. A. Hall last Monday evening,
when over one hundred guests were
present. The music was supplied by
Plump's orchestra and was well appreciated.
The linll was prettily decorated with
rows of hearts which were strung
diagonally across the room, over
which were hung green boughs
sprinkled with red hearts. These in
addition to tlle red and green shaded
lights made a very effective color
scheme. There wero several novelty
dances throughout the evening, one
being a "heart waltz," In whicli the
gentleman found his partner by
searching for the lady wearing a
similar decoration with his name Inscribed on It. This caused a lively
commotion for a time. Other novelties
were serpentine and confetti dances,
which caused no end of excitement.
During the evening Mr. Brlcknell,
of Courtenay, rendered one of his
favorite songs, which was very much
appreciated by those present.
Supper was served at 11:30, after
which dancing continued until 1 a.m.,
when the home waltz was played.
Everyone voted the dance one of the
most enjoyable of the season.
Among those present were Mr. G.
Tarbell, Miss M. Tarbell, Mr. T. W.
Scott, Mr. and .Mrs. A. R. Nunns, .Miss
M. E. Beckwith, Miss Ida McFadyen,
Mrs. Drador, Miss H. Harrison, Miss
M, Mordy, Mr. and Mrs. T. Rickson,
Mr. W. C. Rickson, Mr. F. Squires, Mr.
B. Knappet, Miss C. Dalton, Mr. Wm.
Auchlnvole, Mr. Alex. Auchlnvole,
Miss M. Glover, Mr. W. Glover, Miss
D. Renwick, Misses Sutton, Mr.
Fournler, Mr. W. Cooper, Miss K.
Cooper, Mr. R. Thomson, Mr. F. Gour-
lay, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Higgy, Miss M.
.Mlchell, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. H. Cameron,
Mr. n. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cope,
Mr. J. C. Kent, Mr. Charles Graham.
Mr. Colville Graham, Mr. J. Duncan,
Mr. M Brlcknell, Miss Dora Hutchinson, Miss Laura Robertson, Miss M.
Evans, Mr. Ross, Mr. Ford, Mr. A.
Dunbar, .Miss J. Beazley and many
others.
* *   •
Mrs. Horwood Entertains.
Mrs. S. Horwood entertained a number of friends at a tea given in honor
of Mrs. E. Parfltt, who ls visiting from
Victoria. The guests included Mrs. J.
Frame, Mrs. T. Mordy, Mrs. McFayden,
Mrs. E. W. Bickle, Mrs. Drader, Mrs.
Thomas Graham, Mrs. Tarbell, Miss
larbell, MrB. Clinton, Mrs Parnham,
Mrs. L. W. Nunns and Mrs. A. R
Nunns.
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Iris' High School (lull Meet.
The regular weekly meeting of the
Jlrls' High School Club was held last
Thursday. Miss MacKinnon and Miss
Nellie Potter gave interesting addresses on silk and rice which were
greatly appreciated. A very pleasant
evening was spent.
* •   *
Shower for Miss Brown
On Wednesday afternoon the Misses
Baird gave a miscellaneous shower in
honor of Miss Euphemia Brown, who
ls to be married very shortly. The
.able was beautifully decorated with
pussy willows and white streamers.
One of the amusements of the afternoon was an advertising contest, first
prize for which was won by Miss C.
Sutherland, the booby going to Miss
H. Lockhart. Miss Brown opened the
gifts assisted by Miss A. Baird and
Mrs. Baird presided at the tea table
Among those present were Mrs. Baird.
Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Brown, Miss Dalton, Miss Dellna Wilson, Miss Dru-
sllla Wilson, Miss I.ilas Glen, Miss
Edith Horbury, Miss Carrie Richardson, Miss Lou Sheppard, Miss Lena
Carey, Miss Maisle Plercy, Miss Hannah  Abbott,  Miss Amy Dallas,   Miss
BE-
ELECTRIFY
All our electrical installations are of the latest
and most modern lines. There is no room for improvement on a job we complete.
RADIO
Another shipment of the famous Northern Electric
Radio Receiving Sets just received.
Free demonstration every night. Call an dhear
the very latest in Radio. We listen in to concerts from
all over the American Continent, including New York,
Chicago, Winnipeg, Atlanta, Los Angeles, etc.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND DEALERS
THE PIKET
ELECTRIC
Phone 164
Courtenay
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
REPAIRING,     OVERHAULING,     ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR  TIRES,    GASOLINE   AND   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS       ....        Royston
Phone 134M Courtenay Exchange
S. DAVIS, »-=*
Avenue
FAMILY SHOE REPAIRER
Nervousness
REMOVED  BV   I HIROl'ltAI TH
At Clarke's Residence.
Hours i Any Day Between 4 and & p.m.
t. 0. HAI KED.U, Chiropractor.
Why Send to Vancouver
for Groceries
When We Can Sell You the Highest Class Groceries
at the Lowest Cash Prices.
The Courtenay Cash Store
COURTENAY, B.C.
Phone 56—We Deliver.
Lottfe Dallas, Miss Hannah Lockhart,
.Miss Hilda King, Miss Christina McKinnon, Miss Jessie Stevenson, Miss
Irene Batcman, Miss Edna Bennie,
Miss Helen Hunden, Miss C. Sutherland, Miss H. Lockhart, Misses Alleen
and Agnes Baird.
a   •   a
A Birthday Party.
On Monday evening at the home of
her parents, Miss Iris Treen was the
hostess of a very enjoyable party, the
occasion being her twenty-first anniversary. Dancing, games and "listening In' on the radio provided ample
aiiiUHctnent and coupled with a very
nsty repast, everyone had a most enjoyable time. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Symons, Mrs.
M. Plercy, Mrs. L. Howard-Finch, MIbs
Tailing, the Mlssea C. Richardson, E.
Horbury, M, Fouracre, M. Plercy, V.
Edwards, H. Abbott, D. Graham, E.
Marsh and Messrs. H. H. Hassard, S.
Gough, M. Plercy, B. Plercy, J. Halllday, C. Banks, R. Marsh and Jack
Fouracre.
* *   *
Presentation to Mrs. It. E. Frost
At a meeting of the Ansen Singing
Club held in the School House last
Thursday afternoon. Miss Eleanor
Bergland, on behalf of the girls, presented Mrs. R. E. Frost with a beautiful li.tle gilt, as a token of their appreciation. Mrs. Frost was the organizer
of the club, which ls composed of a
number of young girls who are Interested In singing, and has ever been an
enthusiastic worker of the club.
* •   •
Mr. R C. Lang went to Victoria on
Thursday on business.
* *    a
Mr. George Levy, of the National
Drug Co., Vancouver, returned to Vancouver Thursday after being here a
few days.
* •   »
Mr. H. A. M. Denny, of Duncan, was
a visitor ln town last Wednesday.
* *    a
Mrs. H. V. Simpson, of Nanaimo, was
a visitor in town this week.
* •   *
Dr. R. E. McKechnle, of Vancouver,
visited Cumberland last week-end, and
returned on Sunday.
* a    a
Mr. A. H. Webb, Principal ot tho
Public Schools, left for Victoria, Friday and returned Saturday.
* .   .
Mrs. Erin Parfltt. of Victoria, arrived on Saturday last on a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. S. Horwood.
* «   •
Mr. Fred McKenzie left for Brule,
Alberta, on Sunday last.
.   .   .
Mrs. G. J. Richardson left for Victoria last Monday, where she will
spend a few days.
.   .   .
Mr. Colin Campbell left for San
Diego, California, last Saturday morning.
.   .   .
Mr. A. Sommervllle left for Vancouver Saturday morning.
.   .   .
Miss I. E. Johns, of the University
of British Columbia, left for Victoria
Monday morning.
* a    a
Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland returned from Vancouver Tuesday evening.
a    a    a
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDonald aro
visiting in Vancouver and are the
guests of Mrs. Stewart of that city.
a    *    *
Mr. Frank Partridge went to
Nanaimo on Monday and returned
Wednesday.
.   .   *
Mrs. R. E. Frost left for Victoria
on Tuesday.
a   a   a
Mr. T. W. Scott left for Vancouver
Thursday, where he will spend a few
days visiting.
On Thursday Messrs. Blunt & Ewart
unloaded another carload of Chevrolet
Superiors nt Courtenay station.
Ladles'   Aid   of   St.   George's   Presbyterian Church will hold a
SHAMROCK
TEA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
From 3 to 6
In the Basement of the Church
There will be a Homo Cooking Stall,
and Plain Sewing Stall. Afternoon
Tea will be served. SIX
THE   CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
Latest Financial News
Financial and Market News Gathered
Hy Burdlck, Logan & Co, Ltd, Over
Their  System of Private  Direct
Wires to the World's Markets.
Bond Market
The week's trading showed strength
in non-taxable Victory Bonds and War
Loans, with taxable Issues a trifle
weaker. Tho investor with non-taxable bonds and whose income Is not
large enough to lie appreciably affected by tbe Income Tax. Is advised to
sell and re-Invest in 1934 Victory
Bonds. The security and rate of Interest Is tho samo In each case, and
a nice profit can be made by the conversion. We suggest another attractive exchange to holders of 1933's and
1937's, viz: Convert 1933 and 1937
5i/fc per cent Victory Bonds into the
G per cent, bonds due 193C ol the Dominion of Canada guaranteeing the I
Grand Trunk Railway, principal audi
interest payable New York, and current premium for New York funds1
would be earned on the coupons. The
security Is the Dominion of Canada,
and the Interest rate Is higher than
on Victory Bonds. It Is well worth
while discussing this bond with us,
for at present prices It gives the highest yield of any Dominion of Canada
issue. Out of town correspondence I*
appreciated, and given every attention. We particularly emphasize that
securities can bo purchased from us
Just as conveniently by mall, and that
wc give the utmost consideration to
the wants of tiie small Investor.
Municipal Bonds
District ol Point Grey, 5% per cent.,
due 1942; 99.44, to yield approximately
5.55.
District of Point Grey, 5 per cent.,
due 1953; 92.69 to yield approximately
5.50.
District of Point Grey, 5 per cent.,
due 1934; 95.75 to yield approximately
5.50.
District of Rurnaby, 6 per cent., due
1929; 101.34 to yield approximately
5.75.
City of New Westminster 6 per cent.,
due 1932; 101.08 due to yield approximately 5.85.
City of New Westminster 6 per cent.,
due 1946; 101.84 to yield approximately 5.85.
District of Summerland 5 per cent,
due 1940; 89.25 to yield approximately 6.00.
Corporation Bonds
P. Burns & Co., Ltd., 6% per cent., I
due 1943; 101.12 to yield 6.40.
Calgary Power Co., Ltd., 5 per cent.,
due 1940; market to yield 7.00.
Clyde & Slsslboo Pulp and Paper!
Co., 20 year 6% per cent, bonds guar-j
antced    principal   and    interest    by I
Meeker  &   Co.,  of  London,  England, j
the world's largest dealers in pulp and
paper,    An excellent security.  Price
100 and interest to yield 6% per cent.
Dividends
Canadian Paclllc Railway declare.)
usual quarterly dividend of 2'/4 per
cent, payable March 31 to shareholders of record March 1.
Ogllvie Flour Mills declares usual
preferred stock dividend of 1% per;
cent for the quarter, payable on March
1 to holders of record February 23.
General Motors declares 30 per'
share dividend.
General Electric declared quarterly
dividend ol 2 per cent.
Phillips Petroleum declared usual
50c per share dividend.
Middle States Oil declared regular
quarterly dividend of 3 per cent.
Lake of the Woods Milling declares
regular quarterly dividend ot 3 per
cent., on the common and 1% per
cent, on preferred.
Mutual Oil declared regular quar-
terly l2'-ic dividend,
Copper
New York—Substantial sales of copper have been made nt 16 cents a!
pound delivered. While consumers are
showing n Blight hesitancy at 15% I
rents Saturday and Monday morning,
price will be firmly established at 16j
cents by afternoon buying. All producers by I o'clock were holding at
16 cents delivered so far as could bo
learned. This Is a jump of % cents
a pound since Friday and marks a J
rise of 1 cents to 1% cent rise during
the last ten days.
This Is the most rapid rise In price
of copper In times of peace iu more
than ten years of the industry's history. Predictions are freely made that
price will go well above 16 cents
licfore the present buying movement
is over.
Producers were unusually busy all
Monday morning answering long distance calls Irom all over the country
anil It le virtually certain that business will be done at 16 cents delivered.
Domand is extraordinarily large from'
both wire and brass mills. Sales on
foreign account are unusually large
ami tt Is estimated that a total of 6,- j
1)1111,000 have been sold to Europe re-;
cently by American producers.
Germany has bought over 2,000,000
pounds   in   the   last   24   hours   trom
American producers. France, England,
Italy and Scandinavia have also been
good buyers.
Monday afternoon two producers
refused to accept bids from consumers of 16 cents delivered as they are
holding for higher prices. Only two
or three producers have any considerable tonnage of copper for shipment
up to and including April. Copper
for shipment after April is somewhat
easier to obtain, but price is same as
for nearer shipments. Demand is
mainly for February, March and April
shipments. This accounts In part for
the rapid rise in price.
Tlle price of electrolytic copper for
domestic shipment Is 16 cents a pound
delivered to end of May. Price of
Lake copper is 10 cents to 16% cents
delivered to end of April. Price aBide
ship, Now York, is 15?i cents. Prices
for European destination are at levels
corresponding with 16'4 cents c.l.f.
Hamburg or London.
Zinc
Zinc Is selling ot 7Vi cents a pound,
East St. Louis, for prompt; 7.20 for
March, 7.15 cents for April, and 7.10
to 7.05 for May and June shipments.
Demand Is in moderate volume.
This ls an advance of nbout 1-3
centB a pound In the price of zinc during the last week. Present strength
ln the price is due to stiffening of
price abroad, caused by shortage of
nearby zinc In Europe.
During the last two weeks U. S.
Steel Corporation has been In the market buying zinc. Tho Steel Corporation Is a considerable producer of zinc.
and previous to this bad not been in
the market for more than four years.
Demand from independent galvanizing
firms has also been more active during the last two weeks, while duo to
low stocks of scrap brass, demand
from brass mills has been showing improvement. Both these factors have
helped in making tho advance. However, the most important factor Is the
probability that Europe will have to
buy considerable tonnages In the American market during the next two or
three months in order to satisfy her
requirements.
Prospect is that by end of the
month prompt zinc will be selling
close to 7Vi cents a pound East St.
Louis, as the amount of zinc available
for prompt shipment is small and
prices of zinc ore are advancing rap-
Idly with Joplln miners asking $4a
a ton lor 60 per cent, concentrates and
smelters willing lo pay $43 a ton.
Demand for high grade zinc continues unusually good. Price Is S
cents a pound New York, with usually
30 cents a 100 pounds freight allowance.
Oil
The net Income of *12,256,132 of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
as previously reported for the first six
months of last year, Is equal to $1.36
a share, after preferred dividends, on
the 3,055.173 shares of common stock
then outstanding.
This income waB derived largely
from dividends from other companies,
largely natural gas companies in the
United States nnd companies "in other
countries. On its own operations the
company reported a deficit of (365,000,
after handling a gross business of
$341,000,000 In the six months.
Results in the second half of 1922
are a great deal better than in tht1
first half and the showing waB more
satisfactory than was indicated by the
Ilrst six months' Income. That improvement has carried into this year
and results are a great deal better
than a year ago.
Texas Company
Strength In the Texas ompany stock
aside from the fact that It had not
participated III advancing prices for
oil stocks under Friday, Is baaed
largely on the company's strong position In the oil industry. With approximately 20,000.000 barrels ot crude oil
in storage, carried at cost prices which
In most cases represent actual cost
of production at the company's own
wells, Texas is in as strong a position as any other oil company. It has
big stocks of refined oil as well and,
on the whole, is woll fortified to cope
with the big refined oil demand this
spring and summer. This company has
no bank loans or funded debt.
Steel
London—January production of pig
Iron amounted to 567,000 tons against
533.700 in December and 288,000 ill
January, 1922. Output of steel Ingots
and casting totalled 624,300 tons, the
highest since December, 1920. Furnaces in blast at the end of January
numbered 183, an increase of 14 during tiie month.
Pittsburgh—Heavy buying ln steel
characterizes a market that is steadily
seeking a higher level. In, some lines
mills are booked for practically the
half year, especially tin plate and
sheets, in which markets are not
anxious to take orders. Nails continue
strong at the advanced price of 2.SO.
Minimum ou bars in this market Is
probably 2.20 with shapes and plates
at 2.25. In all three lines higher prices
are being secured on certain orders,
Steel plants arc absorbing enormous
amounts of pig Iron, but buying from
merchant furnaces Is not ill large
volume. The market, however, Is being
quietly cleaned up and furnace men
confidently preMlct higher prices. Buying is scattered. Bessemer is quoted
at $28. basic at $26 and foundry at
$27.50 to $28. valley.
Rubber
Akron. Ohio.—Spot smoked sheet
crude rubber is quoted at 35 cents a
pound, although little actual business
is being done. The price quoted represents buyers' bid which few sellers
show any inclination to meet.
The   following  are   current   prices
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IT is not a question of how much we ought to do, but of how
it is to be done; it is not a question of doing more, but of
doing better."—Ruskin
To always do a little better is our ambition and we try to express
it through our product. We have been told that our printing is
the best on Vancouver Island.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
Quality Printers
Telephone 35
Cumberland, B.C.
Courtenay
Auto Painters
Bring your cars in for an estimate.
Prices reasonable.   Work guaranteed.
Workshop at the Condensary.
C. G. WILSON
Conrtenay
British Columbia
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
PHONE 11      CUMBERLAND
Royston Lumber Co.
.   MANUFACTURERS OP
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load) $4.50
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
Wood for Sale
$6.00
DOUBLE LOAD
FOR	
Any Length Requited
W. C. WHITE & SON
Happy Valley Phone 92R
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.MERKIFIKLD,    Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Ave.        Cumberland. B. C
COMOX
TAILOR
DYE WORKS
CLEANING
PRESSING
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COURTENAY
Phone 14       ::    ::       P. O. Box 123
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL  DELIVERY
Coal, Wood and Goods of Any Klad
Dellrered to All Part) of District
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ALL  BUILDING  MATERIALS,   MOULDINGS,
SHINGLES, WINDOWS  AND DOORS,
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We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
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R. R. No. 1 Cumberland
Phone 159
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44Science of Life"
SECRETS OF HINDU SEX-PHYSIOLOGY
The reeult of long
research and much
labor d.lTlng Into
ancient Sanskrit
Writings, the .acred
teaching, of Hindu
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together with hlghlj
Interesting chapter:
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With thin booh dlsappolmnents In Love become things of the past
1st Edition sold within a month. 2nd Edition—50,0011 copies
juHt out Book yonr orders TODAV witli remittance to avoid
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PRICE: Each book nicely bound 72c. Three Copies
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THE MYSTIC CHARM COMPANY
Hindu Secret** Publishing Department
123, Lower Circular Road, Calcutta.
We Have Moved, and Are Now Situated Opposite the
Gaiety Theatre
Light Lunches and Refreshments After the Show.
Mrs. Corbett's Home Cookery
COURTENAY, B.C.        OPPOSITE THE THEATRE
RHEUMATISM      MISS BIRD
BANISHED BV (UIIROPRACTIC
See Me at Clarke's Residence, Near
Union Hall, Any Day Between
4 and ft p.nu
E. 0. HACKEDAL, Chiropractor.
Ladles' Tnllor nnd Dressmaker
Telephone 123 27 Camp
Cumberland, B. C. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
Alterations Completed
We have re-arranged our stock and added a staple
Dry Goodf Department and the following lines are now
showing:
Cretonnes in a good variety of colors and patterns.
Prices, per yard from 40c to 85c
Curtain Muslins, in white, cream and ivory, a yard 20c
Madras Curtain Goods, per yard 60c, 65c to $1.15
Colored Madras for over curtains, per yard  $1.00
Sateens in all shades, good quality, per yard 35c
Prints, a good assortment of colors and patterns, at,
per yard ..._ 30c and 35c
Ladies' Silk Lisle Hose, all shades, per pair 50c
Ladies' Silk Hose, per pair 90c, $1.15 and $2.25
Ladies' Cotton Hose, all shades, per pair 35c
Blue Serge, very special value and will give satisfaction, per yard $1.50, $2.25 and $2.75
Ladies' Corsets, per pair $1.50 and $2.45
Front Lace Corsets, per pair $3.00
A shipment of Ayrshire Blankets has arrived; 7 and
8 lbs., on sale, at per pair $14.00 and $16.00
We shall be pleased to have all our old customers
and many new ones call and examine our goods and
compare prices. Thanking you all for past confidences,
and soliciting a share of your business for our new
department.
The Furniture Store
A. MacKinnon
SEVEf
FINANCIAL NEWS
(Continued from Page Six)
Cascade
OR
U.BX. Beer
PURE    FULL-STRENGTH    BEERS
They Wear Well
On the market as long as the oldest
inhabitants remember and still
the most
Popular Beers
Sold in British Columbia
in cents per pound with this year's
and 1922 high and low quotations for
smoked sheets:
Current       1923 1922
Price    High   Low      High   Low
36 .... 37% .... 28% ■■■■ 28% .... 13
London—The world's rubber output
ls expected to total 320,000 tons In
1923. American consumption Is est!
mated at 310,000 and world 415,000
tons.
Lumber
Chicago—Strength continues to feature the lumber market, the American
Lumberman Bays. Demand, while
much reduced from recent record-
breaking peak, remains active and
well above normal, and bookings are
considerably In excess of production
In nearly all woods. Prices retain
firmness and upward tendency Is still
present, although advances are becoming less frequent and indications
point to stabilization near the present
level.
Recent cold weather ln many sections and heavy snows and rains have
not only Interfered with outdoor work
and found reflection ln demand, but
has Interfered with logging opera
tions and lumber production ln tho
south and on the west coast as well
as ln minor producing territories
where winter operations arc not the
rule. Mill stocks are being steadily
depleted and more mills are on this
account constantly withdrawing Iroiu
the market.
Gold
January production of gold from
the Rand mines declined from 790,000
ounces, valued at £3,357,500 In De
cember to 765,000 ounces, valued at
£3,247,000. It just equals November,
the third highest month ln 1922, and
compares .with 335,000 ounces In January, 1922. The output in January
was the highest for that month since
January, 1917, when 782,000 ounces
were mined.
The steady advance of copper has
also attracted attention to the bonds
of copper companies. Last week the
convertible Issues were In good demand and several reached high prices
for the year. Cerro de Pasco convertible 8s reached a new high for
the year, 138%, as did Magma Copper
convertible 7s at 118(4- Chile Copper
convertible 6s established a new high
price to date of 102%, while the convertible 7s gained 2% points at 119%-
The Issue of Anaconda 7 per cent, debenture bonds recently offered to the
public at par was taken off the market lu large blockB and reach 103,
Oranby Copper 8s, a seasoned Issue,
rose 1% points to par.
ANNUAL MEETING
OF PROVINCIAL
RED CROSS
Reports read at the annual meeting
of the B. C. Division of the Canadian
Red Cross show than an enormous
amount ot work has been done by the
Society during the past year.
In the Red Cross workshops In Vancouver and Victoria, fifty or sixty men
are regularly employed, All these
men nre ex-soldiers, whose war disabilities prevent their earning a living
ln the open labor market. This fact
has made a monthly deficit unavoidable, and the consequent drain upon
the resources of the organization has
been extremely heavy. However, nn
agreement with the Department of
Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment now
provides tor payment by the Govern- j
ment of 85 per cent, of the capital expenditure and 76 per cent, of the
monthly operating deficit up to ?25
per man per month. Tills will relievo
the Society of a heavy burden.
Other work on behalf ot ex-service
men Includes regular visits to all
undergoing Institutional treatment In
various parts of the province, and
providing them with clothing and
other comforts. In connection with
this branch of the Society's work, the
following sums have been expended:
Vancouver $  551.00
Victoria ,     899.90
Tranqullle  2,522.61
Essondale  1.699.84
New Westminster  ....    805.13
OLD FRIENDS  ARE BEST
Leave Your Order at any Government
Store-WE DO THE REST
MB
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. C.
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Foreign Government Bonds
Foreign government bonds generally worked lower last week with the
French issues showing greatest losses.
French Republic 7%s and 8s lost more
than 2 points each on the week, and
the French City 6s were fractionally
loyer. Belgian issues were off nearly
a point and Czecho-Slovakla 8s lost a
point On the other hand, Mexican
and Japanese bonds displayed marked
strength and as usual British Issues
held Arm close to the high prices ot
the year. Liberty loans moved within
a narrow range and were a shade
lower at the week's end. The new U.
S. Treasury 4%8, 1917-1952, continued
to change hands around par.
Co-operating Marketing Act
Chicago—The American Farm Bur
eau Federation announces that one of
the Ilrst undertakings of its new de
partment of co-operative marketing ls
to secure the passage hy all states of
the co-operative marketing act, already adopted by sixteen states.
Fur
Winnipeg—February auctions, the
world over, for green pelts will show
Increases of 20 to 30 per cent, especially for the best grades of longhaired varieties.
In the Hudson's Boy territory the
catch has been below average In
quality and quantity. Beaver, fox,
wolf and raccoon are among the longhaired furs that will bring higher
prices this season.
GREAT WEST LIFE MAKE
PROMPT SETTLEMENT
Mrs. Robert Smith of this city extends her thanks to Alexander Walker,
local district agent of the Grout West
Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg,
for the prompt settlement of the policy
on the life of her husband who wns
killed In the recent No. 4 disaster. The
amount was paid within eight days
from the date of filing the proof of
death.
Fort William, Ont—City Treasurer
Harry James has suggested to the
council to exchange war bonds tor
the new government bonds, whicli will
glve-the city a profit of $200,000.
*   *   *
Edmonton, Alta.—A by-law prohibiting bad language has been passed.
$6,478.48
The various branches of the Red
Cross have looked after needy re
turned men and their families, par
tlcularly in cases ot sickness, and
many have been supplied with milk,
food, clothing and other necessities.
Others have been granted small loans,
which are being repaid by monthly In
stalments,
Fire refugees at Merville and Lang
Bay were actively assisted by the Society, clothing and other necessaries,
us well as money, being provided on
their behalf. Moreover, the Government requested the Red Cross to administer its fund of $1,500 for the
Lang Bny sufferers. By arrangement,
the military authorities of the Dominion will In future provide the Red
Cross with field kitchens, tents nnd
other military stores In case of disaster.
The Red Cross Public Health Nursing Service was established In several
districts, and accomplished much
valuable work. Red Cross nurses
made over 4,000 bedside visits, 2,076
instructive visits, 1,471 child welfare
visits and 4.000 inspections of school
children. For various reasons there
will be no immediate extension of this
service, the efforts of the nursing department being centred on home nurs
Ing Instruction. A large number of
women have already taken the course,
which has proved highly popular.
Considerable progress has been
made ln connection with organizing
Junior Red Cross In this province, and
many branches have been formed. The
Junior branches, officered by children,
not only train the child in the duties
of.citizenship, but they foster and encourage the altruistic spirit which is
latent ln all children. All fees and
other monies collected by the Juniors
are devoted to helping poorer children
to obtain neened surgical or other
treatment, with which their parents
are unable to provide them.
The coming year should see a great
Increase ln the activities of the Provincial Red Cross, and even more progress than formerly In the attainment
of the Society's peace-time alms: the
promotion of health, the prevention of
disease and the mitigation of Buffering
throughout the world.
SLATS' DIARY
Friday—Today I seen tho Ugglyest
man I ever Inyed my Eyes on ho made
my Flesh Crawl all
over my Body. I ast
ma how cum him to bo
so awtly ugly and she
replyed paslently & sed
Man Just made him that
away. But all I got to
say ls that If the Good
man made him He must
of had a off day. In
facts he prlt near
ruined him. That's nil
I got to say about it.
Saturday—Pa and ma
Includolng mo all went
to a wedding Reseption
tonite. The bride witch
went and got marryed to her husband
was nil dreBt up In her woddiug close
and the grume looked very sollem like
he mite of made n bone hed piny In
Brldgo and when nil tbe fokes was a
shakeing there hand and a wishing
them Success In there new Undertaking. Ma sed to pa Go on up there and
congrachulnte them and try not to
look like a Hlpporrlt when you say It.
& ho did.
Sunday—The  toccher   ast   Blisters
TiFfnfb
Let Us Help You
R Plan Your Old
' Home Visit or
Holiday Trip Now
Full Information aa to (area,
reservations, Transatlantic and
Transpacific Bookings. Call or write
£. V. BICKLE
Agent, Cumberland, B. C
or C. F. Earle, District Putenger
Agent; Victoria, B. C.
IjCanadjan %l€nal RafHuaqs
Try Gordon's
Grocerteria
Horse Shoe Salmon, per tin   auOC
5 lb. Burns' Pure Lard for     tpl »UU
Malkin's Best Coffee    OUC
101b. of Sugar for $1.00
With Other Groceries
Cream of Wheat, per pkt..
Eagle and Reindeer Milk
25c
25c
THE MOST POPULAR PLACE IN TOWN
Phone 133
WINDOW
SHADES
Are what you will soon require to protect your carpets
and curtains from the sun. We have them in 24, 27,
36, 37, 41i/2 and 47'/a inch widths. Odd sizes made up
without extra charge.   See them at
Jeune's Furniture Store
Opposite the Double Arrow Sign.
PHONE 144 COURTENAY
what Saint John told us to do to each
other and he onserred by replying that
We shud ought to love arc sisters and
bruthers and all duin animals witch la
(he golden rule and Ket.
Monday—Had a nother Test agen
today In engllsh langwlgo & the only
1 I got stuk on was where she ast. us
to name 4 kinds of Verbs nnd only 3
of witch 1 cud think of was Trnnsative
verbs Untrauslve verbs and Provorbs
so I think my grado will be pritty nice
to look at after all sed and done.
Tuesday—Went with pa down to the
rale road depoe to meet a lecturer so
pa cud rite It up for the noosepaper
and they, was quite a aggravation ot
peopel three to meet him witch Is vory
disapolntlng to the fokes witch had
pade up to bear it.
Wednesday--MrB. Ilemls le a going
to get marryed to a nother man whom
Is her 4th trial at It. ma ast her waa
she going to get marryed in chlrch or
home and she sed she wood stay at
home this time because Bhe liked a
home wedding accasionaly now and
then.
Thursday—I xpect ant Emmy will
be mad at pa when she sees the peace
he put In the paper about her havelng
returned back hltne after a Expensive
visit with her neffew who Is pa hisself.
INDIGESTION
Relieved in Two Minutes With
JO-TO
Qas, acid, sour, burning stomach, all
quickly relieved with Jo-To.     Drag 1
EIGHT
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
New Sport Coats
$14.50
The arrival of our first shipment of new Sport
Coats, made up in the new styles, and of the newest
cloths. The prices of these show a considerable_re-
duction from last year.
Prices from 	
NEW MILLINERY
Our stock of Spring Millinery has been largely
added to by new arrivals and we are now in a position
to show you some really smart Hats at moderate prices.
Fur the convenience of our customers we have transferred all our Millinery and Ladies' Coats to the first
lloor upstairs, where one may view and try on Hats
or Coats in privacy.
NEW SWEATERS  FOR  LADIES
Some very smart Tuxedo and Pullover Ladies'
Sweaters have just come to hand, silk and wool is the
material, and they are finished in first class style.
from..!     tPU.a/u   TO «pO.«/0
NEW GINGHAMS
Our already large stock of Ginghams is constantly
receiving new patterns, and nearly all of the new lines
are only carried in the wide widths, which mean a saving to customers in the cutting out. We have two first
class qualities guaranteed to keep the color and give
satisfaction. Attn AKi*
Prices, per yard   **Vt   TO **»Jt
COMPLETE  RANGE  OF  NEW  CREPE  CLOTHS
Twenty new pieces have just arrived and complete
our stock of shades in this most popular material which
gives such satisfaction to the wearer. The shades are
Pink, Blue, Brown, Rose, Old Rose, Copenhagen, Mauve,
Green, White, Orange, Navy, Black, Sand, Qf>p
Flame, Red and Maize. Per yard   OtIC
SILK LISLE HOSE
Twelve dozen of one of the best grades of Silk Lisle
Hose just received; every pair guaranteed to give satisfaction in brown and black, and the 7^f»
price per pair is     • •»»'
ART SILK HOSE
For a splendid line of Hose it will be hard to beat
this lot as they are made of a really good quality Art
Silk, in shades of Sand, Brown and Black. 7r>/»
Price, per piar     » U*
SPECIAL SERGES
For a genuine good hard wearing Serge we invite
you to try our Special, 54 inches wide, made of heavy
all wool thread and will wear well. d*i   QC
The price is still, per yard     UpLtUO
SPECIAL SERGE FOR GIRLS' DRESSES
Our extra special line of Serges for girls' dresses,
ladies' skirts as well as ladies' dresses, will be very hard
to beat. We specially invite you to see this line of
goods and compare it for your own satisfaction_and
then we feel convinced you will buy. "~"   "*"""
Price, per yard 	
For Ladies' Corsets Try a Pair of the Famous Gossard
Front Lace
New Samples of Men's Suits at Reduced Prices
$1.25
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
Auction Sales
At Union Bay, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Instructed by Mrs. R. A. Bell, I shall, on the above
date, sell by Public Auction the whole of her valuable
furniture including: Piano, Dining Room Suite, Contents of Parlor, four Bedrooms, Kitchen, etc.
Also Six Dairy Cows in milk.
Implements, large and small tools, etc. For full
particulars see hand bills or the Auctioneer.
Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Live Stock, Farm Implements, Large and Small
Tools, Furniture, Crockery, Silverware, Clothing, etc.
For further particulars see hand bills, or
L FELIX THOMAS
Auctioneer :: All Kinds of Insurance :: Notary Public
Office: Booth Klock :    COURTENAY   :   Phone 151
House Phone: 24-L
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B. C.
The Largest and .Most Up-to-dnte Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds of Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop In and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent In Cumberland, who
will advlHo you on any work you wish
to have done.
Our   Work   ami   Service
Will   Please   You   it    tl
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTOBIA, B. C.      t     Phone MOS
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
Pressing    •     Cleaning    •    Repairs
Telephone 1.    •     P. 0. Box 1?
CUMBERLAND, B. V.
Car  For  Hire
at Reasonable Prices
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
Ask for Geo. Mason.
OBSERVATION OF A
FEDERAL MINISTER
MOTHERS' PENSION
ASSOCIATION OFFER HELP
OTTAWA, Feh. 8.—The House passed the address in reply to the speech
from the throne, rejecting two amendments amounting to want of confidence motions, one based on the size
of the national debt, and the other
from the Progressive party calling I'or
free trade. Majorities In favor of the
Government were 118 and 84 respec-!
tlvely. The debate showed less bitter-1
ness, shorter speeches and more de-
sire to get on with business than last
year.
A bill was Introduced by a private)
member to abolish the death penalty.!
A bill was introduced by the Government to loan $5,000,000 for the development of Vancouver harbor.
A private member introduced a1
resolution to the effect that the defeat of a Government measure should
not mean the detent of the Government
unless accompanied by a vote ot want j
of confidence. The resolution was op-:
posed by the Government and defeated
by n majority ot 51. A. W. Neill/
Comox-Alberni, voted against the Gov-
eminent.
In reply to uuestlons by Mr. Neill.
the Minister of Labor stated that in
December last a letter had been sent
to all provinces enquiring if they de- ]
sired that a Joint conference on labor
matters, including the eight hour law,!
should be held shortly. Of the nine:
provinces, live had replied favorably.'
two were Indifferent, one indefinite.!
and one had not replied. It was now
proposed to call the conference In the
early summer.
Mr. Neill asked the Government if'
they were not going to reconstitute
the Pensions Committee this year It!
had done excellent work during the
last session and had made good recom- j
mendations which had been enacted!
Into law, but he claimed that the
Board of Pensions, whose duty it was
to give effect to them, had in some instances ignored and In others evaded
the regulations.
Tho Hon. Mr. Belaud, Minister of
Soldiers' Re-establishment, replied
that It was not the intention to reconstitute the committee, ut least until
the Hoyal Commission, now sitting had
made Its report.
A long and bitter debate on a resolution that Canada should waive Its
reparation claims on Germany, proposed by Mr. Woodsworth, Labor. I
Winnipeg. After the best part of two
days had been wasted, the motion was'
ruled out of order.
In reply to u questions by Mr. Neill, ^
the Minister of Finance stated that i
$1,154,846,550 worth of Dominion J
bonds had been Issued exempt from
Income tax ond a further sum of $160,-
000,000 exempt from income tax if
paid outside Canada.
His Worship Mayor Pamham recently received the following letter
from Mrs. Tcssle T. Fulton, secretary
of the Mothers' Pension Association,
Vancouver:
"The Mothers' Pension Association
of Vancouver extend their warmest
sympathy to the sufferers from the
recent great disaster tn the coal mine,
and would like to help In any way
within their power. This association
is formed of civil widows, who understand the needs of such, and we help
with advice, etc., any who may need
the civil widows' pension, and who
may have difficulty In stating their
eligibility, and in many other ways.
"Under another cover I am sending
you a magazine with our yearly report which may Interest you, and we
shall he glad to hear from you If there
ls any way in which wc can be of use
to those In distress."
PERSONALS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE—FOUR ACRES OF LAND;
house containing three rooms, pantry lumber room; barn, garage,
chicken house, woodshed. No reasonable offer refused. Apply P. O.
Drawer 430 Islander.
FARM  WANTED
WANTED—TO   HEAR  FROM OWN-
ers of good farm for salo. State
cash price, full particulars. D. F.
Bush, Minneapolis, Minn,
LOST
LOST —GOLD WATCH, BEARING
presentation Inscription, property of
H. E. Kennedy. Return to Islander.
Reward.
LOST—BROWN LEATHER CROCO-
dlle wallet with valuable papers.
Bears Inscription "From II. R. H.
Princess Patricia of Connaught,
Christmas, 1916." Return to Islander.
Reward.
Mr. F. Dallos, who was operated on
Sunday Is progressing very favorably.
a    •    *
The Misses D. and O. Fielding returned to Vancouver, Monday.
* *   *
Mr. W. McAdams left on Tuesday
for a short visit to Sidney, B. C.
* .   *
Mr. L. Sweeney left for California
on Saturday.
* *   *
Mrs. John Newton, who has been
visiting friends in town, returned to
her home In Nanaimo on Monday
morning.
* «   *
Miss Mclnnes, who was on the nursing stall of the Cumberland General
Hospital until recently, has returned
and will take up her old position.
* •   *
Mrs. James Haworth, who has been
visiting In Minnesota for some time
past, returned home 1Mb week.
* a    «
Mrs. S. Abrams has been visiting
relatives in Vancouver during the
week.
* «   *
Mrs. Earl Fletcher, of Nanaimo, ls
visiting in town this week.
* *   •
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited, left for Victoria
today.
* *   *
Mr. John Stevenson, Jr., arrived
home from Vancouver after spending
a week there.
* *   *
J. Lange, of Seattle, and L. B.
Toombs, of Vancouver were registered   at   the   Cumberland   Hotel   on
Thursday.
* ♦   *
Frank L. Bott, S. Waring and J. S.
Smith, of Vancouver, arrived In town
today.
SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK
Success Lobster, Vi lb. tins, regular 50c, Special for 35c
Lynn Valley Corn, iyi lb. tins, reg. 15c, 7 for $1.00
Heinz Pork and Deans, reg. 15c tin, 7 for $1.00
Sockeye Salmon, the best 25c tin, 2 for 45c
Pink Salmon, reg. 15c tin, 2 for 25c
Clark's Tongue, Ham and Veal Paste, reg. 35c, for 25e
Libby's Sourkraut, 2\<* lb. tins, reg. 25c, 2 for ..'.,, 45c
Libby's Happy Vale Sliced Pineapple, 2 lb. tins, reg.
35c, 3 for  $1.00
LIBBY'S PICKLES
Limit: 3 Bottles With Order
Sweet Mixed,    Sour Mixed,     Sweet Chow,
Sweet Gerkins
$1.00
Sour Chow,   Onion Pickles,
Regular 45c bottle        Q
Special, 35c each, or ...O FOR
Libby's Apple Butter, 1 lb. tins, reg. 25c, 2 for 45c
2!4 lb. tins, reg. 50c, 2 for 95c
Condensed Coffee or Cocoa, reg. 20c tin, 2 for 35c
COMBINATION SPECIAL
1 Bottle Camosun Relish, reg 45c
1 Bottle Camosun Catsup, reg 35e
1 Bottle Camosun Marmalade, reg 30c
Regular Price $1.00
Special Price    I DC
B. & B. Choice Tea, per lb 50c
B. & B. Ceylon Tea, per lb 60c
Nice Juicy Oranges, doz. 35c; 3 doz. for $1.00
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
AGRICULTURISTS OF
COMOX   PREPARING
GOOD FAIR THIS YEAR
(Continued from Page One)
WE TAKE CARE OF
YOUR BATTERY
We see that Uiey are charged and iu
good working order, and deliver to
you when you wnnt them. Our Batteries are standard and give complete
service to car owners und others who
muBt have a Buttery that Is dependable.   Also Dry and Wet Storage at
CUMBERLAND  GARAGE
A. R. Kierstead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland
meeting was March 12 and the secretary   was   instructed   to   circularize
every member to that effect.
Primrose Dance
The association will hold a primrose
dance on April 19. The following
members will have charge of the arrangements: Messrs. Anderton, Edwards. Hayman, E. Woods, W. J. Hannah,  Hurford,  Wain and Halllday.
The following were appointed to
look aficr the publicity: Messrs. Marshall, Herd nud Hughes.
Messrs. Edwards, Rev. J. W. Fllnton,
Hurford and the Secretary were appointed to revise the prize list.
Bub)' Show
ln regard to the Fall Fair It was
docided to boh! n baby show in connection with It nnd arrangements for
this event were left In the hands of
the Lailles' Auxiliary.
The Fair this year is expected to
eclipse all previous efforts and the
committee that was uppolnted at the
annual meeting to make arrangements
for district exhibits will hold a meeting shortly to take Initial steps In this
direction. It ls thought that If the
various parts of the district were pitted against each other In exhibits that
the entries would be far more interesting and more numerous than they
have ever been.
When the Fair was carried out last
year there was a debt of approximately one thousand dollars against
the association. The total clearing off
of this debt Is tn sight and the Secretary and those associated with him
hope to be clear before the next Fair
to be held next September hi carried
out. Tho association has made some
progress and 1023 ls looked forward
to as one that should bo profitable as
well us progressive.
"EDUCATION OF i
WOMANHOOD"!
I
A large number of women attended j
the lecture, "Education of Womanhood," delivered by Miss I .E. Johns,]
In the Anglican Hall last Saturday i
evening, which was one ot the series
of lectures arranged by the Cumber-!
land Literary and Athletic Association, j
Tho subject was one of interest to I
women only and was very well received by those present.
Miss Johns, who is associated with;
the teaching staff of the University of
British Columbia and also with the
Vancouver General Hospital, was well
qualified to handle her subject, her
clear effective style and pleasing personality greatly impressing her audience.
It Is sincerely hoped by the women
of Cumberland that there will be other
opportunities of attending lectures nf
this nature in the near future.
Calgary, Alta.—Unused water pipes
are being taken up, thus finding employment and recovering the cost of
the labor.
Chevrolet
The CHEVROLET "SUPERIOR" model for
1923 represents the best market value for
light cars. It has many distinct improvements over the 1922 "SPECIAL" which was
the most popular light car of that year, and
in addition it is actually selling at $200 less!
A few of its special features are: Spiral rear
end drive, heavy New Departure bearings,
extra heavy chassis, and improved construction, heavier and improved front springs,
streamline body and curtains opening with
doors.
THE   MOST   COMPLETE   AND   BEST
EQUIPPED LOW PRICED CAR
IN THE WORLD
Come and Inspect These and Have Our Easy
Payment Plan Explained
Blunt & Ewart
AGENTS FOR
Dodge Bros., Chevrolet and Studebaker Cars
Phone 61
Courtenay, B.C.

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