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Array THE
Vi*. ■
With which b consolidated the Cumberland Jlewe.
Monday night's meeting of the City
Council was featured by a lively discussion which followed the acceptance
ot the list ot proposed expenditures
for 1D27, as submitted by the finance
committee. Estimated receipts for
tlie year amount to J14.220.00, which
is $1,649.50 less than the proposed
expenditures, and the Council is ln a
quandary as to how this deficit can
be made up without Increasing the
taxation rate to any appreciable extent. The whole trouble has arisen
from the fact that thc Board of School
Trustees added manual training and
home economics to the present school
curriculum without taking Into consideration tlie fact that government
grants this year might be materially
reduced, and as a consequence the
City Council wns hard put to see Its
way clear to pnss the Increased
estimates for schools. This was done,
however, after much revising and
paring, but even yet there will be a
deficit of something like $4,000 in thc
school accounts, and thc Government
will not give any more" assistance,
claiming that grants to Cumberland
have already reached their peak.
Inspector J. M. Patterson wns asked
to assist in straightening out the
"manual training tangle" and devised
a scheme which apparently solved the
difficulty to thc satisfaction of both
School Board and Department of Education. The Inspector, however,
wants the City Council to turn over
to the Government all monies collected by taxation from the outside school
district, and this was the cause of the
discussion Monday evening. Cumberland was many years ago given
■ special dispensation to tax this outside district and docs not purpose
now to give up money so collected to
thc Government without a struggle.
Doing so would mean, Mayor Maxwell
pointed out. that there would be a
danger of the school rate having to
bo Increased from tlle present 9 mills
to the neighborhood of 40 mills, and
this ln face of the fact that the Dept.
of Education advocates that school
mlllage be not more than 111.
The Council will seek thc aid ot the
local M.L.A., Mr. P. P. Harrison, In
an endeavor to have the facts placed
fairly before tho Department. Correspondence has already been exchanged between the Council and thc
Superintendent of Education, hut the
latter's letters wero very vague and
gave no satisfaction. However, with
Mr. Harrison's aid, lt ls expected that
the matter will be satisfactorily adjusted in time for the next meeting
of the City Council.
Lacrosse Sticks
Urgently Wanted
Residents of Cumberland Interested
in lacrosse met In the Athletic Hall
on Tuesday evening last and decided
to go ahead with organization of
Canada's national game. It was felt
by the meeting thnt an Intermediate
team could easily be formed in Cumberland and with that end in view,
a committee composed of Messrs. H.
E. Murray, "Toots" Plump, J. H.
Cameron and Frank Slaughter wan
named to Interview old lacrosse players in thc district and enlist their
support, and also to ask for any discarded lacrosse sticks Ihcy might
have or know of. If enough sticks
can be located In the district, a further meeting will he called and a day
set for an Initial practice on the
Recreation Ground. Any former lacrosse players In the district, who
would be willing to coach some of
the young boys, are asked to got lu
touch with any of the above committee.
Twenty-six sticks have been ordered
from   a   Vancouver   sporting   goods
house for the use of the Public School
. boys, and It Is expected that these wlll
arrive any day now.
Rev. J. R. Hewitt
In Able Address
To Local P. T. A.
A fairly well attended gathering
was present at the regular monthly
meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association on Monday evening last. After
the ordinary business had been disposed of, the President Introduced the
speaker for the evening, the Rev. J. R.
Hewitt, who took as his subject "The
School and the Home In Relation to
Mr. Hewitt, In his opening remarks,
pointed out that In our modern social
life there are three Institutions responsible for the molding and tbe
training of the child. These are the
School, the Church and the Home. He
stressed the point that of these three
the home took the premier place. Tho
School, too, exerted a tremendous influence on the character of the child
and it was of paramount importance
that our educational system should
he of the very best.
By education was meant the programme of life development. One of
the best definitions the speaker knew
of was this, "Education is the utilization of the Infinite capacity ot the
human being to unfold Itself from
within." Education was a means by
which even those who were handicapped could rise and take their
place amongst men. Without education there would be no progress, and
the better the education the better
the opportunity. By adding to the
curriculum the departments of Domestic Science and Manual Training
the local School Board was keeping
apace with progress, and he con-
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POWELL RIVER, March 31.—The
local Assembly of Native Sons has
undertaken the management of the
Dominion Day celebration tbls year,
the fiftieth anniversary of Canada's
birth as a nation. Active committees
have been appointed and are already
hard at work, realizing that if the
celebration is to be what they hope
to make It, the greatest in the history
of Powell  River,  early preparations
POWELL RIVER, March 31.—The
second game In the playoff series in
the local football league took place
last Sunday when the Caledonias
suffered defeat, dropping a strenuous*
ly contested game to tho Elks by a
score of four to. nil. The score does
not tell the story of the game, the
losers putting up a hard tight until
the last whistle.   Jas. Reid scored one
Governor-General To Address
District Canadian Club
will be the means of making the work ; goal, as did Anderson, while Mills
lighter In the Anal dash to success, i beat the Callles goalie twice. The
Among the features it is proposed to j winning ot this game places tlie Bike
hold a crowning celebration of n i on an equity with the Knights o(
Dominion Queen and If possible, may- j Pythias who won from the Sllumon
pole dances. Assistance will be sought, Indians In the flrst game by a score
from every quarter aud tt Ib expected I of Ave to three. The Anal game will!
that the efforts being put forward will j be played next Sunday, the winner
result in the attraction o f a large j being eligible for tbe British Columbia
number ot holiday visitors trom up ! playoffs. Great attendance records
and down the coast. 1 have been noted at these games.
Mine Fire Menace At No. 4
Successfully Combated
i Viscount Willlngdon, Canada's thir-
I tecnth Governor-General, will address
| the Comox Disirict Canadian Club in
I the llo-Ilo Hall, Cumberland, on Mou-
iday, April  4th,  at a  Canadian  Club
supper, which is timed tor tl o'clock.
; Admission will be confined to mem-
ibers of the Canadian Club, who will
I have the privilege of Inviting one
I lndy friend. Tickets for the supper
! nre on sale at  Lang's   Drug  store.
Cumberland; sun Drug Store and
I Cooke's Drug Store, Courtenay, and
I at the office nf li. s. Abrams, Union
IBay.   Members ure requested to apply
for   their   tickets   early   us   seating
space is limited.
Appointments By
B.C. Government
His honor, the Lieutenant-Governor
In Council has been pleased to make
appointments as follows:
Edward William Bickle, of Cumberland, to be a Stipendiary Magistrate
In and for the County ot Nanaimo, and
as such Stipendiary Magistrate to
exercise the jurisdiction conferred by
the "Small Debts Courts Act" within
thnt portion of the County of Nanaimo
embraced tn the following described
area, namely: Commencing at the
south-east corner of section 4, Township 9, Comox District; thence due
north to the north-east corner of said
section; thence due west to the southeast corner of section 8 of said Township; thence due north to the northeast corner of said section; thence
due west to the north-west
corner of section 7 of Bald township;
thence due south to the south boundary of Nelson district; thence due
east along the south boundary of said
district to a point on Fanny Bay;
thence In a northerly direction following the shore line of Baynes Sound
to a point due east of the south-east
corner of section 4, Township 9;
thence due west to the point of commencement.
James Grelg, of Duncan, to be a
Stipendiary Magistrate in and for the
County of Nanaimo, and as such Stipendiary Magistrate to exercise within the limits of the Corporation of the
district of North Cowichan and the
Corporation of the City of Duncan, Th
the said County of Nanaimo, the Jurisdiction conferred by the "Small Debts
Courts Act."
A meeting of the First Aid Association will be held at 7 o'clock on
Monday evening, April 4th. Members
are urgently requested to attend.
Taxation Act Amendments
No Personal Property tax will be assessed on the 1927 assessment rolls
except for school purposes In rural school districts, thus there Is no tax
alternative to the tax on net Income In respect of the 1926 business year.
In substitution of thc personal property tax another tax ls enacted upon
Gross Income. This tax is alternate with the tax on Net, Income and where
the tax on Net Income proves to be the greater, the amount of Gross Income
tax collected shall be applied In part payment.
Returns under this tax will correspond with the some yearly period as Is
used by the taxpayer In returning his Not Income. That Is, If the Ascal or
business year Is the calendar year, the Arst return must be made not later
than July 31st for the period ended June 30th, and the second return not
The Inhabitants in and around the
city of Cumberland who are directly
connected, and ln other ways Interested ln the mining industry of above
city, were thrown into a state of excitement and grave concern Monday
last by tbe authentic information
spread around that a "mine Are" had
occurred in the old workings, near,
but beyond the present face of No. 11
West level, No. 1 Slope, No. 4 Comox
mine, property of the Canadian Collieries '(Dunsmuir), Ltd.
Dating as far back as the years
1910-1911, a Are occurred ln this same
area, created by spontaneous combustion, one of the many evils that
beset coal mining. This' Are baffled
tbe mine managing officials at that
time, to extinguish.
An attempt was made to overcome
It with the use of the Draeger Mine
Rescue breathing apparatus which had
about that time, been newly acquired
by the Department of Mines and
served out to its rescue stations. The
method adopted of overcoming thc
Are was by the process of "loading lt
out," which, after lots of strenuous
work, was ultimately declared a failure. This system of Aghting a mine
Are Is, today, considered faulty, except it be an affair of small extent,
easy of access, and knowing exactly
the location where lt must be attacked.
It appears that ln the 1910-1911
campaign against this lire the management made no attempt to "localize"
lt by sealing it off with stoppings
erected as near as possible to the
affected area, and thus save part of
the district for the exploitation of
coal. Instead, though the district)
was very extensive, these stoppings
were placed back near the West Main
slope counter, which now, in part,
forms a return airway. This procedure left a connected area from No.
1 to No. 14 West level, a distance
approximating 12,000 feet. Some
problem for the present management
to tackle and handle successfully.
Until about four years ago all this
stopped-off area stood untouched, being more or less Ailed up with the
gases commonly found ln coal mines.
In 1923 the present management decided to break certain seals for admission to the Aeld for the purpose of
extracting all available pillars. This
extraction has continued since date
of entry, with the result that the
present working place off 11 West
level is approximately three quarters
of a mile beyond the point of entry to
this district.
The ordinary difficulties common to
abandoned workings of this nature
were met and successfully overcome.
This mine Are menace taking place.
presented still greater difficulties to
be met with, and, at Arst sight and
examination, it was considered highly
problematical whether the Are could
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Horticulturists To
Meet On Sunday
The meeting called for Saturday
last for the purpose of forming u
Horticultural Society for Cumberland
and district, proved to be an unsuitable day for many who would llkcl i
to have attended, consequently the
meeting has been called for Sunday
afternoon at the Union Hotel.
The Hon. William Sloan, Minister
of Mines, has secured from the Bureau of Mines, Washington, D. 0„ two
moving pictures of great Interest to
coal mining districts.
"When a Man Is a Miner" was Aimed ln the Interest of "Safety First'
methods in coal mining and depicts
the gradual conversion of a miner,
who delighted in taking a "chance,"
trom dangerous methods of work to
the point where he not only found
that a safe miner was best Individually but that a knowledge of modern
safe practice enabled him to protect
lives of his fellow workers.
"When a Man Is a Miner" will be
shown Friday and Saturday with "Tbe
Prince of Tempters."
His Excellency, Viscount Willlngdon,
Governor-General of Canada, from a
crayon sketch drawn on "Empress of
Gentle: i-n. 50c; Indies, 10c. Those
are admission prices for the Old Time
Dunce in the Ilo-llo hall tomorrow.
In addition to the many points uf
interest to the practical miner there
is a very attractive story that Is well
"The Story of Coal" shows tlle most
modern methods employed ln mines
from the actual mining of the coal
until the coal is prepared for the
The intent of the above pictures ls
to encourage the "Safety First" Idea
among those engaged in the coal mining industry by showing not only
what should be done but by also
showing the usual disastrous results
of doing the things that should not
be done.
"The Story of Coal" will be shown
Monday and Tuesday along with
Mrs. Wesley Willard
Laid To Her Rest
Chicken Pox Still
Prevalent In City
Outside of a rather lengthy discussion on school finances, there was
little on the agenda to keep the City
Council occupied for long on Monday
evening. Aid. Henderson submitted a
good report on the activities of the
Works Department, mentioning the
amount of repair work being done to
ditches and drains and the spreading
of ashes on Windermere and Pendrlth
Avenues. Refuse ashes are nlso being cleaned up and u car of coal
hauled to the school.
Chicken pox is still prevalent in the
city, a few new cases being reported
by the Health Committee, while there
arc still one or two mild cases ot
For the Fire Wardens, Aid. Ledlngham mentioned two calls since last
meeting, and I*.', hoth cases the quick
response made by the brigade had
been tlie subjecl for much favorable
comment: An inventory of the equipment (exclusive of trucks) in thc Fire
Hall had been taken and showed the
property to be valued at $1625.00 It
was decided, therefore, to insure this
In the amount of $1000.00 instead of
$800.00, as formerly.
Coming lo unfinished business, the
Council took up the application of Mr.
II. J. Selfe for the position of auditor
for the yeur 1927.   In view of the fact
■* *
that Mr. Selfe Is no longer a resident
of Cumberland, the Council thought
that local men should be given tiie
opportunity to tender. Mr. Selfc's
tender will, of course, also be considered. A nol ice calling for tenders
may be seen elsewhere in this issue.
Their Excellencies, Viscount and
Viscountess Willlngdon intend spending a short vacation at Qualicum
Beach during their lour of the we3t,
and are expected to arrive at the
famous resort this week-end.
His Excellency, who has lived
ubroud for practically twenty years,
in the diplomatic service, has been
honored by His Majesty the King In
high appointments, as Governor of
Bombay and Madras, and in executing special missions lo China. We
also note that nol only (lie crown, *
but thc people of Great Britain have
honored him by electing him to tho
Commons House of Parliament; first
as a member for the Borough of
Hastings, of which lie is a Freeman,
and which Is near thc battlefield
where Harold the Inst of the Snxon
Kings, met in battle array the Norman Invader, and Aghting fell, and
also ns representative of thc Bodmin
Division of Cornwall.
His    Excellency    has    also    been
honored by being appointed as Governor-General of the Dominion of
Canada. Honored because he has
achieved; achievement following upon
responsibility and duty well performed.
Good music, good lloor, good crowd.
All these and more at the Old Time
Dance tomorrow in thc  Ilo-llo hall.
Cheerfulness And
Sweet Charity
We would especially draw our readers' attention to Iho story, ".May 	
of First Avenue, somewhere In Britisli
Columbia." It speaks for itself, and
we would ask our readers to give the
story their earnest consideration. Of
all the pitiful sights in this world of
ours, none strikes tho heart strings
more than seeing sonic poor crippled
man or woman at a street corner,
begging for aid. In some cases, no
doubt, tiie trouble could have been
avoided had medical attention been
given these unfortunate people In
early childhood. Tbe Women's Institute Hospital Association for Crippled
Children Is doing a noble work, and
if any of our readers know of any
crippled children in this community,
we would earnestly beg of them to
get In touch with the above Association. 217 Vancouver Block, Vuncouver.
Anyway, read the story on page
Residents of Cumberland nnd disirict wlll be sorry to hear of the deatli
of an old time Cumberland resident
in thc person of Mrs. Wesley Willard
For a groat many years Mr. Willard
was In thc harness and suddlcry business here, but owing to ill health was
forced to give up, and along with his
wife went to Victoria. Mr. Willard.
wc understand, has been a patient ln
the Esquimalt Nursing Home since
leaving Cumberland.
The deceased lady Was laid to her
rest In the Ross Buy cemetery, Victoria, on Thursday afternoon, with
Rev. W. M. Scott conducting the service, funoral being held from lhe Mc-
Cull  Bros. Funeral Home.
Being a Commentary on Current Topics
By E. O. R.
i ing io come to
First Annual Spring Dance will be
held In the Ilo-llo Hall, Cumberland,
on Wednesday, April 6th, with Lnfc
Cassidy's 6-piece orchestra in attendance. Spring songs, spring dances,
and all the latest musical hits. Gents.,
$1.00; ladies, 60c. Dancing from 9
to 2.   Refreshments.
Everybody Happy?
Well I Should Say
Saturday is dance day—everybody
happy?—well I should sny! Happy
because Saturday ls tbe dny of the old
time dances held In the Ilo-llo hall.
You will be happy too if you go this
Saturday. Gents. 50c, Ladles lllc.
Dancing from 9 to 12.
"Religion" by Ihe Chronicler Editor
Aii article under this , beading
appeared recently lo this paper, wbioh
lms called forth criticism in many
quarters. The writer, in his opening
paragraph, is prepared to admit that
ho hi si raying on unstable ground) and
1 tliuj bis article will not be free from
possible errors. Youth is ever venturesome. Wero it not so, life would I trine. We COUld not." Tliis has
be a very drub kind of existence. It j reference, it would seem, to the next
la tho experiences of youth which ■ phrase about Heaven, and our in-
teaeli us our lessons, and in our 'teens lability to grasp what it means, li Is
most of us remember a time when we I true tbat .Jesus never defined it, but
thought deeply on things religious and | His teachings are such as to give us
tried to reconcile our views to those la good Idea of what lie meant. I,inked
of our elders in these matters. Fin- up with it are those imperishable
ally, after straying on unstable thoughts of the Fatherhood of God
ground for some time, we came to aland the Brotherhood of man. It. is
surer footing and "found ourselves." j Rausehenbush who gives us lliis ad-
Looking "through tbe telescope" at ! mirablo   definition   of   the   Kingdom:
thai matter adults
about in lhe dark,
some decision.
There is very little fault to (Ind
with the lirst part of the article. It
is in the latter part that certain
sweeping statements are made, and
which need correcting.
First, there is the comment referring to the doctrine of .lesus Chris'.
The writer slates 'There is no doubt
that today we do not follow His doc-
ibis particular article, one cannot but
help recognize iho errors that have
crept, into it. The "errors," as such,
are certainly not intentional, but It
Is as well to try and correct the
wrong impressions they may give to
other   venturesome   youths   (and   for
It is humanity organized according
to the will of God in a social order
that will guarantee to all persons
their freest and highest development. It is tbe progressive reign of
lovo in human affairs." Tlie writer
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When a Man Is a Miner
will be shown at the Uo-IIo this
Friday and Saturday, April 1-2,
along with
The Prince of Tempters PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927.
In spite of the fact that human nature never
changes the reformers persist in their effort to
bring a real brotherhood among men.
We have never made a practice of quoting
poetry in this column, but just at this time we
would like to have you read the following lines
by Homer:
"Whence is it, sir, than none contented lives,
With the fair plot which prudent Reason gives
Or chance presents, yet all with envy view
The schemes that others variously pursue?
"Broken with toil, with ponderous arms oppressed
The soldier thinks the merchant solely blest,
In opposite extreme, when tempests rise,
'War is the better choice,' the merchant cries.
"When early clients thunder at his gate,
The barrister applauds the rustics' fate;
While, by subpoenas dragged from home, the
Thinks the supremely happy dwell in town."
You would naturally think that verse written
yesterday.   It rings not only true, but modern.
But it was written by a man who died eight years ;
before the birth of Christ.
Students of the classics are continually reminded of a universal truth—that there is one
thing that never changes and probably will nut;
in a million years.
Wonderful machinery is invented, only to pass
out of style and be succeeded by something newer. *
The triumphs of science, crude at the start, are
improved upon until they become commdnplac .
Styles assume varied forms and philosophy varied j
complexes. Religions are born and pass away,
and politics change even as the chameleon. But
from thc dawn of the ages the one unchanging
thing in life has been human nature.
That was thirty-two years ago. Today the
man who hadn't sufficient funds to get from
Detroit to Chicago is said to be the richest man
in America and he made his money building
"horseless carriages." What a wonderful inspiration to the boy of today.
There is no business on earth that was made
by clock-watchers. Success is won in spite of
these slackers. It requires a vision that reaches
beyond quitting time to build any permanent success.
We agree that it is unreasonable to expect
employees to work beyond the quitting hour with
the same degree of individual interest as that of
the owner of the business, but it is quite certain
if an emuloyee's interest flags at exactly five
o'clock, the employee will always remain an employee.
By this we do not mean to work in the ofiice
or the shop, but take your interest home with
What you do from quitting time until the hour
you go to sleep will indicate just where you will
be in the next two or three years. There are
more successes made by study and preparation,
after business hours, than by nature or opportunity.
A True Story of Crutches, Cheerfulness and Sweet Charity
Marion Aird, who is not in the movies or anything, has invented the very latest thing in ladies'
whiskers. Only Marion doesn't call it whiskers.
She calls it the "sweetheart bob." The sideburns
are extended down the cheeks until they meet
under the chin. The bangs are clipped to resemble
the top of a heart. The "sweetheart bob" is not
only odd but useful. When Marian goes out in
the freezing weather her ears are just as warm
as the words Marian's father said when he saw
On Thanksgiving Day in 1895, there was held
at Chicago, the first "horseless carriage" race in i
America, and Henry Ford, in Detroit, wanted to j
attend the race, but didn't have the price. Telling
about it Mr. Ford said: "I never wanted to see
anything so badly in my whole life as I wanted
to see that race.   But I was in Detroit and thc
race was in Chicago.   It vvaws too far to walk, I
hadn't car-fare and I couldn't find anyone willing j
to lend it to me."
No, my son, woman's place is no longer beside
the kitchen range. Ladies are different nowadays. They do what they please, where they
please and when. If you don't believe it, just
look at today's news reports from the wide, wide
Mrs. Mellie Dunham, wife of Maine's champion
old-time fiddler, who visited Henry Ford, just
won't stay in the house. While Mellie is cooped
up in the carpenter shop making snow shoes, Mrs.
Dunham grabs the trusty rifle and goes a-hunt-
ing. On her latest expedition she saw a nice red
fox before the nice red fox saw her. While she
isn't doing anything else, she plays with her
Through The
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ls wrong when he says we could not
follow Christ's doctrine. The real
reason Is that we won't. We are so
intensely selfish that the majority of
us will not be troubled "to take up
our cross daily and follow Him." An
Oriental speaks as follows: "You
wonder why Christianity makes such
slow progress among us. I will tell
you why. It Is because you are not
like Christ." We preach "Brotherhood" but dislike practicing it. Jesus
Christ, iu teaching His disciples to
pray, taught them to say "Our Father
.... Thy Will be done on earth as
It Is in Heaven." Jesus elsewhere
speaks of seeking to do His Father's
will, and of making known to His
disciples all things that He had beard
of His Father, and he emphasizes the
need to "love one another."
Another paragraph wblch calls for
comment is as followsw: "Let us east
pitying sneers If we may at the Ala-
hommedan and Buddhist, but let us
not forget our faith is no better." In
the first place, the true Christian does
not sneer at the Mahommedan and
Buddhist. If he does ho is not a
Christian. Neither does he sneer at
the heathen. It is true that he pities
them. Tlie Christian feels that his
religion offers something better. The
emotional basis of Buddhism, for
example, is pessimism, and its ethics
are negative and consist of prohibitions which must he carried out o
the full before the soul merges into
that state of Nirvuna where all Individuality ceases to exist. There Is
little comfort in Buddhism. Its objective Is not to fit man for life lint
to withdraw him from It.
As to Mahommedanisni, it is a fatalistic religion in which the follower
cries out "Kismet, Kismet. It is fati ;
nothing can alter it." Where tlu;
hope, the optimism, the love which
should act as a spur to make one rise
above these conditions where "Fate"
(Allah) has willed that it Bhould be
ho? Anyone who unthinkingly asserts
that the Christian religion is no better
than these others, knows very little
about the subject of "Comparative
Religion." The Christian religion had
Its birth in tho Fast with these other
great religions in the world, and perhaps those in the.East are better able
to understand Us ethics than we are.
It is foolish to say that, they only have
a distorted idea of Christian doctrine.
Another statement which shows the
lack of insight as to what Christianity
stands for is that in which tho writer
says, "Above all, let us not send out
Missionaries to convert the heathen."
The Christian religion is essentially
a Missionary religion. The command
of Its founder was "to go out and
preach the Gospel to every creature."
As soon as the .Missionary spirit
ceases, then Christianity ceases too.
It can't he otherwise. The Editor of
"The Chronicler" would have the cannibal boll his mother-in-law if he
likes and eat her. Wa should not
Interfere.   Then logically, we in Cum
berland   should   all   be   eating   our
mothers-in-law in these days, and Dr.
McCoy   should    have    no   adherents.
Jerome, the great Christian scholar of
the fourth  century  writes:  "When  I
was a  boy living in Gaul. I saw the
Scottish    people    in    Britain   eating
human   flc.di,  and  though   they   had
plenty of cattle  and  sheep at  their
disposal, yet they would prefer a ham
ot the herdsman or a slice    of   the
female  breast as  a   luxury."   Had  it
not been for the advent of Christianity into Britain we might still be living iu such  a state!      As  it  is,  the
Scotch people eat porridge and have,
as a race, given the world some of
the   greatest    Christian    missionaries
that ever breathed, [or example, David
Livingstone.   One could gather illustration after illustration lo confound
the politics of those who would have
missionary enterprise cease. One will
suffice.   A few years ago there walked into tlie office of the dean of one
of the greatest American universities
a man from one of the South Sea Islands   (one of those  Who  would  boil
his    mother-in-law),    whose   cheeks
were scarred witli the mutilations of
; primitive savage rites.   He was eight
j years old before he had seen a white
i man. He was asking now for a course
! in advanced  Semi tics  that  he might
j translate the Old Testament from its
original sources into his own tongue,
lie  iiad  passed   iu   a  single  lifetime
I from  the  lowest  pit  of barbarism to
'the highest intellectual privileges of
the modem world. His mother-in-law
is probably still living!
I    The   "Chronicler"   also  infers   thai
God  is  Indifferent,   The  problem  of
Buffering is one that   puzzles us all.
i but suffering gives birth lo sympathy,
sympathy to lOVO, love lo understand
ing,  understanding  to  self sacrifice
It  is  througl    Humanity  itself that
; God hiterveui    to save us, and some
1 of tin   gri a       -i:emtific  discovert*s
1 or thc ;      In      been made by men
\ who ki pi o    ommunlon with
, their Cn It 1    Paul  who Bays
; that, thi fooll Imess of God is wiser
; than mi n. I lie Cross of Christ is the
i answer ta th ise 'tion that God Is
| Indifferi it. "Griater love hath no
'man than tliis that a man lay down
] his Uf**.* for hi.-, friends." The laying
down of a life means the savfng of a
I life. And when a man lays down Ills
, life for his friends he is a victim, not
of Indifference, but of self-sacrifice.
I    Then in the closing paragraph the
I old  worn-out  fallacy of lhe survival
j of the fittest pokes up its hoary head
and demands a challenge.   A Christian cannot agree with this theory for
one   of   his   principles   is   that   any
Strength that does not serve weakness
j Is Itself doomed.    Caul again  writes,
"We that are strong ought  lo bear
I the Infirmities of the weak, and  not
to   please   ourselves,"   and   Jesus,   so
i he writes again, was rich yet for our
sakes became  poor thnt. we, through
I Ills poverty, might become rich.   All
j through, tha Christian religion Is per-
I moated with the spirit of the strong
I serving  the  weak,     ln  fact, so far
from bellevelng In iho theory of the
] survival of the fittest, every Government is out to make ihe weak survive.
Education,    legislation,    science    all
walk hand In hand with Christianity
in this respect,
Rev. J. R. Hewitt
In Able Address
(Continued from page 1)
sidered that Ihese departments were
a definite step forward in preparing
the girl* anil hoys for citizenship.
Education Involved a twofold process. Whilst 'nking into account
efficiency, it also recognized the
wonderful possibilities to be developed
in character. Tlie whole future of a
country depended upon the recognition of these facts. Character
should be the end and aim of our
educational process, and it was here
thai the Influence of religion played
Its part. Our system of education,
whilst being the means of Imparting
knowledge should also he the means
of bringing tlie child In contact with
all that Is best and highest in the experience of men. A tremendous responsibility rested ou the teachers in
this regard, It was necessary that
the teachers should be men and women whose moral character iu and out
of school would be an example lo the
children. A child had a flrm faith in
God, an optimisllc view In life as well
as a sane and right conception ot life.
In looking back on our own school
days, and our experiences at th:)
Universities one realized Ihat tlie Intellectual side slipped into the background whilst in lhe foreground there
stood out the lusting influences of
the teachers and professors with
whom we had come in contact. The
responsibility   which   rested   on   the
i teacher was that of a wonderful
opportunity in directing Into the right
channels iho lives of ihe children in
; I Mr care during school hours.    Uut
* most of all the home stood out us the
most bolpful agency lu building up
character and training Hie child. The
parents were in constant and vital
touch With Ihelr children during Hie
most sensitive and receptive periods
of tlielr lives,   li was a pity thai jo
.many homes wcre lacking lu religious
trail,fug and  example,  for   this   lack
| was stamping Itself ou Ihe character
; of our boys and girls. As a resut of
this  lack, many provinces  hail  made
lit possible for religious instruction
to  be  given   In  Ihe schools.    British
! Columbia was one of Ibe few. If not
tho only province, whore this provision was not made.
Not only must we teach thc highest
and the best, but II must be lived.
The child hud lo be armed with a
definite motive In life which wuuld
enable him In play his part as u
worthy citizen of ihe Dominion. A
citizenship whicli does not Include
character is not safe. "Men must not
only think clearly but act rightly und
therefore unless Ibe soul of Ibe boy
or girl Is awakened they will each
lack lllc faith, Ihe power and the
originality which are vital lo success
In life. It Is the high privilege of the
teacher In the school and tbe parent
In lhe home lo awaken In lhe heart
of thc child those Innumerable Qualities of the soul, nnd thus start tho
youlh of our land ou the highway to
real success lu life."
Mr. Hewitt wns warmly thanked by
thc President (or bis able and convincing address to the Parent Touchers Association.
She smiled shyly and sweetly at uie
from her seat ln the Clinic waiting
room.   I did not then know how badly
life had handicapped her.   Only when
the   whlte-frocksd   nurse   lifted   her
gently but strongly and carried her
Into the consulting room, did I realize   she  belonged   to   the—alas!—too
numerous family of crippled children.
Later I saw her pathetically attenuated  girlish   body   under   the   bene-
licient radiations of the Alpine  Sun
and Deep Therapy Lamps. The bright
dark eyes met   mine   with   a   brave
I challenge as in answer to a question
I she told how sho had undergone four
] operations  ou  her  feet.- I  also dls-
I covered she was wheeled to the Clinic
I a distance of a mile aud a half, by a
younger   sister,   ln   order   that   she
might have these treatments.
I asked her age. Sixteen years!
The golden age of girlhood witli
womanhood beckoning over the dim
hills of Tomorrow. And I wondered
what dreams sho had dreamed
through the long hours of pain and
weariness that must have been her
When May first came to the
Crippled Children's Clinic she was
fourteen years old. Diagnosis re-
I vealed spastic paralysis and curvature
or the spine following infantile paralysis and deformed feet in early
childhood. She was very thin and
frail. All her joints were stiff. She
could Just get around on crutches If
helped on to them. She could not
! tand alone. She could not get up if
lying down. Her head dropped helplessly backwards and "she bad to pull
it Into position with her hands. Her
weight was fifty-one and one-half
Under the doctor's prescribed treatment, remedial exercises, massage
and the Alpine Therapy Lamp, gradual improvement and progress developed. After two years of hopeful
patience and modern curative methods
.May can kneel on one knee, get up on
a stool, help with the ironing, sew
nn the sewing machine, and she does
all the mending. She can walk up
the buck steps without stopping and
can wheel her own. chair. So May
looks out on life through new spectacles colored with cheerful optimism.
One likes to think that there are
compensations unknown to those who
have not suffered her limitations, In
store for this gallant-hearted little
The "sweet charity" I mentioned in
my sub-title, is the practical outcome
-of the co-ordinated efforts of the
Women's Institutes Hospital Association for Crippled Children. The generous impulse and mothering hearts
of kindly women in town and country
have made possible this benevolent
fund which provides the best professional skill and scientific equipment for the necessitous crippled
child, free of all expense.
If you. dear reader, who have followed this little story of May, know
of any crippled child who could be
helped as May has been helped, write
lo  the Headquarters of  the  Society,
217 Vancouver Block, Vancouver, and
find out more ahout the humane and
wonderful work that is being done
(here for the little ones who must
otherwise have fallen by the way.
Already nearly 100 children have been
assisted aud in many cases cures have
been effected. The various disabilities Include lameness following paralysis; congenital club foot; bow
legs; knock knees; tubercular spine;
spastic paralysis; malformations of
hands and feet and other physical
deformities too complicated to list
CHILD—If you know of Buch—to take
advantage of the tonic und therapeutic
.alues of this Radiant Heat Treatment which has already achieved
such remarkable results in so many
apparently hopeless cases. Even an
incomplete survey of tho crippled
children in British Columbia makes
evident the fact that there must be
nany who could derive great benefit
if their parents or friends only knew
there was such a Clinic as this ns
near to them as Vancouver.
Reports   and   enquiries   should   be
addressed 'to   Dr.   Frank   McTavish
under whrfse personal supervision aud
direction the Clinic Is conducted.
Blanche E. Holt Murlson.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bird, 443-19111 Ave.
West, Vancouver, wish to announce
the engagement of their eldest
daughter, Olive Dinah Bird, to Mr.
Robert Cecil Gilchrist, of South West
minster. The wedding will take place
on May 6th.
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and by aliens on declaring Intention
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and improvement for agricultural
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
How to Pre-empt Land,' copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
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Records will be grunted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and wblch Is not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 5,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east ot that
Applications for pre-emptions are
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is situated, and are made on printed
tonus, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must bo occupied tor
live years and Improvements made
to value ot $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least live
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information see'
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Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land is $5
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acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
laud has been surveyed.
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act 'he Province is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing      Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits aro issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially fret,
permits are available for settlers,
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Our Dining Koom offers good food,
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Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5
"The Story of Coal"
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Attractions for the
Coming Week
Wednesday - Thursday, April 6 - 7
Matt Moore and Dorothy Devore
'3 Weeks In Paris'
also 2-reel Comedy and Felix The Cat I
Friday and Saturday, April 8-9
All good Americans, when thoy die.
go to Paris. And, in the meanwhile,
n lot of bad ones land there, quite
alive. Three weeks in Paris! That's
the iiliu of most of thc tourists. And
what happens?
li' you can take it from Gregory
Rogers, who wrote a novel about il,
everything happens that makes for
hilarious comedy. Mis pair ofyoung
Americans iu "Three Weeks in Paris"
aro as real and as fantastically absurd as only innocents abroad can be.
And now that this pair have come to
the screen hi a film version of the
book, they nre moro amusing than
"Three Weeks in Paris" comes to
lllc Ilo-llo Theatre next Wednesday
und Thursday, April 0-7. It is a
Warner picture, with Matt Moore.
Dorothy Devore, and Willard Louis
111 thc leading roles. Koy Del Kuth
directed mid made a picture well
worth the seeing.
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Risk of His Own Life
in Picture
A luxuriously appointed drawing
room, three men engaged in heated
argument, a beautiful girl of 17, .i
stream of vehement language in abuse
of tin* girl's dead another, a revolver
shot, one of thc men drops dead.
This Is one of the tensely dramatic
situations or llculah Marie Dix's
screen version of "Silence," a picturization Qf the .celebrated stage success of the same name, which will be
shown nl the llo-Ilo theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8-0,
Who lired the shot? Xot Jim Warren, and yet Warren is convicted of
the crime on evidence he has doctored
in order to shift the blame upon himself. He Is sentenced to hang and
wilh lhe ordeal bul a half hour away
he maintains u rigid silence—he rc-
ruses to divulge the true story of the
murder, Whom is Jim shielding—
and why?
II. II. Warner, who plays the featured role, that of the condemned, man.
also played the lead in the sensational
Broadway stage production of the
famous play. Opposite Warner is
Vera Reynolds, while the role of hi;
crooked pal, Harry Silvers, who Is
mysteriously killed, is played by
Raymond Hatton. Rockolifte Fellowes
and Jack .Mulhall. with Virginia Pearson, are featured members of the east
one of the strongest ever assembled
for any picture,
Although Robert Kane is known in
Ihe motion picture industry as a very
painstaking producer. Ills latest production for First National Pictures
Inc., entitled. "The Prince of Tempters,' which will be shown at the Hollo this  PrldttJ 1   Saturday, April
1-2, required one month more to produce than any other picture Kane has
made In the past three years.
Thla is due to the fact that the
direction was by Lothar Mendes, n
| new director imported  from Europe.
' who seized   upon   the  story of "Tlie
I Ex-Dtike" to build a big special.
Mendes conveyed  his  ideas to Mr.
; Kane,  who  wns  more  than  satisfied
j to   dovole   the   additional   time   mid
I money  lo  produce  n   photoplay  tha;
I would earn the distinction of 'special'
by  which   the   Industry  classifies  a
I production of more Ihiin usual merit
—one that If the producer so desired
.could be road-showed throughout the
country at two dollar admission
A larger than ordinary cast—even
for  a   special—is   announced   by  the
j Ilo-llo theatre, with Ben Lyon. Lois
Moras, Lya do Puiti. tlie German sensation; Ian Keith and Sam Hardy
heading the cast.
Laura La Plante and Elnar Hansen,
respectively star und lending man of
Her Big Night," the Universal-Jewel
showing at the Gaiety Theatre this
Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2,
were comparing the size of film
studios tn America and Europe. "Universal City is the biggest studio In
the world," Laura said. "You know
I started from the lunchroom one day
at noon toward a set located on the
back of the studio. By the time I got
there it was dark." The European
leading man waved his hand In scorn.
"That's nothing," he said. "In Sweden there is a studio so large that I
lel't the barber shop to go to my set,
and by the time I had reached lt, I
needed another hair-cut.
It Is not often that two stars of the
magnitude of diaries Ray and Pauline Starke are seen In one picture,
but that is what is promised in Robt.
Z. Leonard's production of "Bright
Lights," whicli comes to the Gaiety
theatre  on Tuesday, April 5th.
The production is said to be a colorful depiction of the life of a Broadwav
chorus girl who tires of the sham o;
her butterfly existence and goes batik
to mother ln Now Jersey. Here she
meets a young farmer, who gets the
mistaken Idea that in order to win
her he must go to Broadwuy and ob
tain more polish. The ensuing complications are not of the usual sort,
and the picture Is one to delight the
eye as well as being excellent entertainment,
Jessie Burns and Lew Llpton wrote
lhe continuity from a magazine story
of the same name by Richard Con-
nell. Lllyan Tashman, Ned Sparks.
I.awford Davidson, and Eugenie Bes-
serer complete an unusually cntnpc- j
tent east.
You who have read "Sandy" as a
newspaper serial will not want tu
miss the screen version of Blenore
Meherln's novel which is offered as a
Fox Film nt the Ilo-llo on Monday
and Tuesday, April 4-5, and at the
Gaiety theatre on Thursday, April 7.
The highest praise has been given
Madge Bellamy, the beautiful actress
who plays the title role, with critics
and public pronouncing her performance one of tiie most brilliant of thc
year. Harrison Ford, Leslie Fenton,
Bardson Bard, Gloria Hope, David
Torrence and others play ln her support.
Cot n lit of the blues? Down lu the
mouth? Packln' n grouch? Need a
cure? Take a tip. Let George do il!
liver since he wns knee high lo an
ntderman he's been at It. Dancing
and singing to thc kids when he was
just a kid himself. Knockln' 'em
cold ln Gus Edwards' Kiddle Revue
before he wus in his teens. Packln'
cm in for a year In a Broadway playhouse ln his own starring vehicle.
"The Jazz Singer." And now a screen
Idol. Star of "Private Izzy Murphy,"
directed by Lloyd Bacon for Warners
and featuring Patsy Ruth Miller nnd
Vera Gordon. You can see "Private
Izzy" at the Gaiety Theatre nexl Friday and Saturday, April 8-9. A great
show, a great star! In the dumps?
Need a cure?   Let George do It!
Sandy affected bobbed  locks
And always half-masted her sox;
When the dear little soul
Sallied forth for a stroll
She paralyzed traffic for bio*.
Gaiety Theatre
Thesday, April 5
BUT ■ mall-town boy
who was "different,"
« balJcy flivver mid a
full moon, brought into
her life tho romance she
had sought in v.iiri in
the glitter and giyety of
Charles Ray
Pauline Starke
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and "When a Man's a Miner"
Thursday, April 7
with Harrison Ford
Friday and Saturday, April 8 - 9
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927.
The total trade of Canada during
the 12 months ended February was
12,295,000,000, while in the twelve
mouths ending February, 1926, It was
$2,221,000,000, and in the same period
ended February, 1295, It was $1,879,-
Exports were lower in the last 12
months  than   in   the  preceding.   The
1927 figure was $1,274,000,000 and the
1192(1   ligure   was  $1,310,000,000.     Imports however, made up the Increase
,ln the total trade.
| Imports In the past twelve months
i were .valued at $1,0211.000.000 and In
I the preceding 12 months $911,111,000.
Duty collected from imports in the
I past 12 months totalled $157,000,000
land in the preceding 12 months $141,-
n;;inrnji *i?.n£ Jj^jiy
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Increased Coal Output Shown
By Vancouver Island Collieries
Increased production of coal by the
collieries of the Province is indicated
by figures covering the output for
the first two months of the present
year as compared with tliat in tlie
same period in 192G. For January
and February this year the aggregate
production of coal was 426,042 long
tons as compared with 340,025 long
tons in January and February last
year. All Important production districts showed an increase tliis year,
Vancouver Island collieries providing
one-half the gain. Last year it was
Vancouver Island that went behind ln
production. A longer winter season
and better shipping demand are the
chief factors in the increased output.
The Crow's Nest Pass collieries also
showed a substantial increase, with a
greater output in coke.
The detailed figures as Issued in a
statement   under   authority   of   Hon.
Wm. Sloan, Minister of Mines, are as
Vuncouver Island District
1927      1926
Canadian Collieries (D.) Ltd.—
Comox Colliery  47,014   37,403
Extension  Colliery   ....33,864   26,417
S. Wellington, No. 5....12.786     6,103
Total  93,664 69,923
Western Fuel Corp., Ltd.—
No. 1 Mine  59,117 41,618
Reserve Mine  32,297 24,909
Wakesiah Mine  15,692 11,131
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Total  107,788 77,658
(Tiber Island Collieries—
Granby Con.. S.M.&P...30.466 25,732
Nanopse-Well. Co  10,942
B. Well. Colliery   9,705 7,647
King ft Foster Co     546 3,050
Total  40,717   47,371
Total for Island ....242,169 194,952
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then opened a newstand.
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15 watt, each  $ .32
25 watt, each    32
40 watt, each  32
50 watt, each  32
60 watt, each  37
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Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a i^-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
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Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Waer and Boiler Inspection.
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Taxation Act Amendments
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later than -January 31st tor the period ended December 31st. A business
whose fiscal period ended September 30th, 1926, will file the first return of
Gross Income not later than April 30th, 1927, for the period ended March
31st, 1927.
All trades, businesses snd professions must be registered by April 30th,
and application forms are obtainable from tlle Provincial Assessor, Court
House, Cumberland.
The rates of taxation applicable to Classes A and B, classified hereunder,
are % of 1% and 1/10 of 1% respectively.
Accountants ft Auditors,
Advertising Agents,
Commission  &  Financial Agents
Manufacturers Agents,
Real Estate & Insurance Agents.
Shipping,    Passenger   and
Appraisers ft Valuators,
Auctioneers   (on commission only),
Barristers ft Solicitors,
Bond ft Stock Brokers,
Customs Brokers,
Business Exchange Brokers,
Grain. Lumber ft Fish Brokers.
(Including exporters.)
Engineers;   Consulting, Civil,  Mining
and Electrical.
Physicians & Surgeons,
Theatrical Booking Agents,
Timber Cruisers.
sanitary rubber goods, write for
Information and price list to
Safe ft Sanitary Rubber Works.
Dept. 39, 51-61 Rozel Street,
All the regular Mercantile Trade both
wholesale  and  retail  plus the following detailed list:
I Automobile's, For Hire  (Tnxls, Drive
I    Yourself ft Stage lines.)
! Barbers ft Hairdressers,
Traffic  Billiards & Bowling Alleys,
Boats  operated   for  profit   (Including
fishing boats),
j Carpet ft Window Cleaners,
Cafes    and    Restaurants    (Including
Cartage ft Storage,
Contractors, Including General,
j Bridge, Dreijglng. Dyking. Electrical
| ft Logging ft Railway Contractor.*.
\ Creameries ft Dairies (operated for
i profit),
i Dancing Academies,
Musical Studios,
I Dressmakers,   (where  regular  estab-
;    lislinient ls maintained.)
J Dyers and Cleaners.
I Film  Exchanges,
Garages. •
Hotels and  Boarding Houses,
Livery, Boarding ft Sale Stables,
Machine Shops,
Opticians   ft   Optometrists,
Painters and Decorators,
Printers ft Publishers,
Private Schools.
Shoe Shining Parlors,
March 31st, 1927, Is the last day for filing returns of Income earned during
the calendar year 1926.
The increased rebates provided at the recenl session of the Legislature
In respect of married persons and dependents may be claimed for this period.
The rebates now In effect are as follows:
Married Persons, also widows and widowers with dependent children.. $1,800
(Where a husband and wife each have a separate Income, an aggregate
rebate on $1,800 shall be apportioned them.)
Single persons, and widows and widowers without dependent children $1,200
Each dependent ..'.  $  300
.Insurance premiums paid but not exceeding   $  500
Non-resident  persons     $1,100
Assessors will make thc necessary corrections on returns where rebates,
as revised, have not been claimed.
An Individual whose Income does not exceed $900.00 is not required to
file a return except upon demand of the Assessor.
Returns should be made promptly in order to avoid incurring penalties.
The necessary forms nnd full int'ormalion may be obtained upon application to any Provincial Assessor or to the Commissioner of Income Tax,
Victoria, B.C.
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for less than ISLANDER QUALITY sells for, but
you cannot get greater value than we offer, no
matter what  price  you  pay.     That's  why  our
printing always costs less in the long run.
Printing indifferently done usually advertises a
concern as one of the kind which does not consider
the importance of the quality of its products. Have
us place your printing on the same high standard
as your goods. Estimates furnished free on request.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the undersigned up to noon, April
11th, for lhe auditing of the City and
School Board boohs for the year 1927.
Ml envelopes to be marked "Tender
for Auditing." Lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
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Proprietor FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927.
News of Courtenay and District
We have a reputation for Quality.   Purchase your
Bread and Cakes from
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
Night calls: 134X Courtenay
I oilice: 159 Cumberland.
Cumberland Supply Store
Rickson's Old Stand
Please Note Our New Policy
On and after Saturday, April 2nd, our Business will be
STRICTLY CASH. We want to give our Patrons
Quality Goods at a low rate of Profit. This we can
only do on a Cash Basis.   Read over these prices' and
get on to the Lower Cost of Living Every Article
has been reduced to lowest ebb with this object in view.
Granulated Sugar, per 20-lbs $1.5^,
Sesqui Matches, per packet  40
4-oz. Toilet Paper, 6 rolls for 25
Snow Flake Pastry Flour, 10-lb. sack 59
Wild Rose Pastry Flour, 10-lb. sack  60
Quaker or Kellogg's Corn Flakes, 4 for 45
Rye Crisp, per packet     .43
Christie's Cream Sodas
Christie's Graham Wafers, (tins)  33
Puffed Rice. 2 for  35
Roman Meal, per pkg    .38
Shredded Wheat, per pkg    .16
B. & K. Wheat Flakes, per pkg 41
Grape Nuts, per pkg: 18
Brunswick Sardines, per tin 09
King Oscar Sardines, per tin 15
Chicken Haddic, per tin  30
Herring in Tomato Sauce, per tin 18
C. & B. Potted Meats in Glass, each  24
Rowntree's Cocoa, per tin  33
Dainty Lump Sugar, 2-lb. pkgs 30
Heinz Tomato Soup, small, 2 for 23
Heinz Pork and Beans, fiats, 2 for 23
Heinz Pork and Beans, medium, each ,...   .16
Heinz Tomato Ketchup, per bottle  31
Heinz Pure Malt Vinegar, 32-oz 48
Heinz Cooked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, flats, .14
Heinz Cooked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, 'mdtn.,   .23
Quaker Pork and Beans (Jnd.), 3 for 24
Royal City String Beans, per tin 16
Quaker Peas, per tin 16
Quaker Corn, per tin 16
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2s, per tin 13
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2!/>s, per tin  15
Small White Beans, 31/o-lbs 25
Dry Peas, 3'/.-lbs 25
Pearl Barley, 3M>-lbs 25
Telephone 155
COURTENAY.-The Gaiety Theatre
was packed to capacity to hear the
Courtenay school choir and band con
cert on Thursday evening, March 24.
The event was arranged to provido
Idnds for the purpose ot defraying
expenses of the High School choir
and Boys' band for their trip to Victoria, when they are to compete In
the Musical Festival there.
The girls' choir, under the leadership of Mrs. M. B. Tribe, gave evidence
of having been carefully trained, more
especially in elocution. They were
enthusiastically received, an encore
being demanded for each number on
the programme. The Boys band, with
Mr. H. E. Murray at its head, waa
also very well received and showed
marked improvement.
That the other items ot the excellent
programme appealed to the large
audience was evidenced by the amount
ot laughter and applause which greeted most of the Items.
Mr. Leslie Buckley, of the High
School staff, in a short address thank
ed the audience on behalf of Mrs.
Tribe and Mr. Murray and the school
for their unstinted support. It was
encouraging, he said, to see such a
big turn-out. On behalf of an anonymous donor, he presented medals to
the two best "sports" ln the school,
the recipients being Cliffe Laver and
Harold Cliffe.
Mrs. B. Harvey acted as accompanist for the evening.
The first Spring Flower Show of
united Vancouver Island exhibitors
will be held at Victoria on Friday,
April the 8th, and will be opened by
Viscount Willlngdon. Upwards of fifteen Vancouver and Gulf Island communities are to take part ln the Joint
affair, which promises to be of an
exceptional nature. Entries for the
show must be ln by April 4th, tbe
prize list, a copy of which has been
received at the office of the Islander,
can be seen by anyone Interested.
The open section comprises Narcissi (all varieties), Early Tulips,
Late Tulips, Hyacinths, Bulbs in Pots,
Primulas, various Spring Flowers,
Shrubs, also a competition for table
decoration and miniature garden on
Tray, whilst the amateur group follows closely on the lines of the open
Says Institution Will Be Established
for Purpose of Taking Cure of
Canadian Iiiiirni
There Ib a strong probability that
the management of the Moose Order
will proceed with tbe plan for a home
for aged and disabled members on
Vancouver Island In the course of a
year or two.
Mr. F. E. Dlffendafer, who is the
travelling auditor of the Moose Order,
from Mooseheart, 111,' is registered ai
the Strathcona Hotel with bis wife,
having just completed his inspection
of lodges in tbe Pacilic Northwest.
Scheme Designed
He says that the Canadian members, particularly those In the Prairie
Provinces and British Columbia, are
entitled to provision for their Infirm
members nearer home than Moose-
haven, Florida, In the opinion of the
executive members of the order. They
therefore propose to give attention to
the plan mentioned about a year ago,
of quarters on Vancouver Island modelled largely on the experience of the
order's aged people's quarters near
Jacksonville. Florida. There the order
has 248 elderly and infirm people lu
their care, boused in separate buildings, meals being supplied at a central building, and where each resident
has to perfofrm some task, according
to physical condition. This proviso
Is established to avoid Idleness and
discontent, factors which often make
aged people's quarters a place of unrest.
The organization is absolutely ut
one. he says, ln agreeing that thc
Institution for Canada, when established, shall be located on Southern
Vancouver Island, owing to the salubrity of climate.
A Lndysmlth Case
From Mooseheart, the famous children's quarters for the dependents of
distressed brethren, Mr. Dlffendafer
brings a message of praise from Mrs.
Yerkes. a Ladysmith resident, who
took her children there several
months ago, and is reported to be
happy and her children progressing
well. Mrs. Yerkes is a matron in the
"baby village" at Mooseheart, 111. She
has demonstrated herself a most capable woman, Mr. Dlffendafer says.
There are now 1,264 children at
Mooseheart from all parts of the
United States and Canada.
POWELL RIVER, March 31.—Without a doubt the annual ball of Powell
River Assembly No. 38, Native Sons
of Canada, held last Wednesday, was
one of the most successful social
functions ever held In Powell River.
More than six hundred persons
attended and enjoyed the hospitality
of the Sons to such an extent that ll
was with regret they left the hell at
two o'clock Thursday morning. The
committee in charge of the affair was
comprised of Brothers Thos. Taylor.
Thos. .McGuigan, William Mowat, Geo.
Richardson, Geo. McFall, Edmund
Davis, Itay .Morrison and W. J. Owen.
The decorations were carried out
under the supervision of Brother Morrison, red, white and blue bunting and
flags creating a distinctly patriotic
spirit. The word Canada was formed
of electric light bulbs directly in front
of the orchestra stand. Music was
provided by tbe Bluebird Orchestra,
under lhe leadership of Mr. W. Dun-
nlngswortb and was a feature that
helped In no small measure to make
the dunce the success It wns.
Among visitors to Powell Itlver this
week were .Messrs. Frank Cummings,
Grand Vice President of thc Native
Sons of Canada, nnd II. P. McCraney.
nlso an enthusiastic worker In the
Order. They were here on business,
but remained for tlle big ball Wednesday night.
Owner—I say, can you drive a car?
Stranger—No, boss.
"Splendid Fellow; then stay here
and mind my car for a little while,
will you?" —Passing Show
POWELL RIVER, March 31.—The
District of Westvlew Just without tbo
southern boundary of Powell River,
has witnessed such rapid growth that
the Post Office Department has acceded to tbe request of thc residents
and will next week open a branch of
the Department, and have appointed
Mr. William McGuigan postmaster. A
petition ls ulso in circulation asking
the Dominion Government to erect a
new post office at Powell River, ll
Is being freely signed.
Mr. William Stewart, of Vancouver,
paid a shorl visit here early In the
Mrs. James Forbes, of Campbell
Lake, left Thursday for a short visit
with friends at Duncan.
Mr. B. Fleming, of Vancouver, was
a recent visitor here.
Air. E. Anderson left Friday for
Lund, where be Is visiting relatives.
Mr. P. Welseh left Friday for a
short stay at Vancouver,
Dr. Sliute. of Victoria, arrived here
Tuesday for a short visit.
Mr. W. Lalng left for Victoria
Mr. II. Lannlng, Mr. ('. F. Wlllson,
and Mr, S. Aeheson called here last
Monday with lhe launch "Mac & Mac."
Mr. Harry McQuillan, of Courtenay,
was a visitor here lhls week.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. Drummond ami
family Irom Lund, were guests during
the week-end with friends here.
Mr. chas. Thulin left Sunday for
a short visit to Vancouver.
The launch "Red Arrow," from
Vancouver, called here on her wav
North  early In the week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, of
Lund, are al present visiting with Mr.
and .Mrs. Oscar Thulin.
Miss Uernlce Landry left Monday
for her holidays.
The Ladles' Auxiliary came out
quite well as regards finances at their
Masquerade Dance held on March 19.
Total receipts amounted to $204.05 as
against an expenditure of $128.94.
leaving a net balance of $75.71.
POWELL RIVER, March 31.—The
Powell River Amateur Baseball league
has been reorganized for the 1927
season, Mr. William McLeod having
been elected president at a recent
meeting. Mr. Bert Vicars will act as
secretary and the managers of tbe
three teams entered will he as follows: Native Sons of Canada. Alf.
Hansen; Elks, R. C. McKenzie; and
Patricias, Myron McLeod. The number of teams has been cut to three
this year In order to make competition
keener. There Is an abundance of
baseball material here and some great
games will no doubt be played this
The development of Campbell Hiver
power is one nf the most important
undertakings lu lhe history of Vancouver Island. Whatever the reason.
Vancouver Island has lagged behind
the rest of the province. The late R.
Marpole characterized Vancouver Island as an empire in itself, and it is.
Campbell Itlver has long been tied up
for speculative purposes. It is high
time that something was done with
it. As to the further development of
Vancouver Island, the locking up of
the E. & N. Railway belt, and the
want ot inland transportation facilities throughout the length and
breadth of the Island, largely account
for thc backward stale of settlement
and industrial development. No
government seems lo have realized
the seriousness of these problems*and
the necessity of their solution.
—Milling ii Industrial Record.
West Coast fulled football team
were beaten at Nanaimo on Sunday
last by Ladysmith, ihe score being
seven goals to one. li was the semifinal for the U. & K. Cup. leaving the
struggle for possession now up to
N'anaimo City and Ladysmith. The
game on Sunday was partly witnessed
hy a large crowd, bul before the las*,
half had been played out, many had
left the stand, the game having been
too one-sided to prove Interesting.
Thc West Coast are handicapped by
lack of players and good playing
grounds, with the result thai when
travelling, (hey are obliged to play
whatever men are available, and on
Sunday they had several on the field
who looked ami acted as il* it were
their lirst appearance In a football
uniform. Ladysmith scored Ihelr first
two goals on penally kicks, the lirst
being awarded when the Coast's fullback tumbled Tufty Davis over just
as bo was abotfl lo score, and ihe second when the same player relieved
the goal-keeper, ami cleared the ball
with his hands. Two more tield goals
were chalked up by Ladysmith In the
llrsl half and three in the second.
TulTy Davis was having a good time
all through the game. He gol away
from his men at will, and took the
hall down lhe tield I'or three goals,
and was probably the busiest man on
Ihe Held, outside of Perry. In goal for
tbc West Coast, who played a good
game, and was not lo he blamed for
tbe goals wblch wero scored against
his team.
now to skiivi: coffee
Isn't II curious how difficult it is
for so many people to make a truly
delicious cup of coffee? And yet It
Is not so hard ol* attainment! Good
coffee,   a    percolator    and    rare   in
method of serving are ilo* requisites.
It is said ihat more coffee is spoiled
In the serving than in (he making,
The proper proportions of cream and
sugar, anil Ihelr heing perfectly dissolved In lhe beverage, have a great
deal to do with ihe successful cup ol
coffee. .Milk, generally top-milk, Is
sometimes used, hill dors not give
satisfaction. Undoubtedly the most
uniformly delicious colTee is thai
served wilh Ragle llrand Condensed
Milk, because in Eagle Brand, a rich
creamy milk, always ihe same, there
Is precisely lhe right ainonni of sugar
to satisfy the taste. Another advantage of using ihe condensed mlllc
Is the saving on Hie cream anil the
sugar hill.
Cold  Relieved
er Money Back
Everywhere men, women ami children
are finding inttttnt relief frum Coughi
ind Colds of »!l kinds hy inking BurV-
ley'i Mixture. Everywhere drutfirwU ••"■•
•cllinir "Huckley'i" under positive suar*
tntee. The first dose proves how different it ii—nnd there are 40 dorei in m
76-cent bottle! Never ba without thll
proven conqueror of cold*.
W. K. nnrkler. Limited,
142 Mutual  St., Toronto %
~"■ Acis i\\te a /lain-"
a ilaglc lip prove* li PAGE SIX
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927.
For Spring and Summer
We have just received a large shipment of Men's and Young Men's New
Suits, ln the latest designs of materials  and  showing the smartest cut.
Special for Young Men in the New
Double-Breasted Styles, lined witb
Rayon Silk. Made in the latest shades
of light tweeds; really smart SultB.
Slues 33, 34, 35 and
.'10;   price  	
You* lis' Suits in tweeds, single breasted, well lined, and come ln medium
shades of tweeds;
sizes 88, 34 & 35...
Men's Suits ill the new tweeds, double
breasted, lined with Rayon Sllk and
well tailored. This line of Suits ls
certainly a winner, and we would
suggest your seeing them before buying your new Spring
Suit.   Price 	
Men's Pine Worsted Suits, made of
good grade materials In a good assortment ot colors, and (£OQ PA
a choice of sizes  !])ut/aUU
Men's Navy Serge Suits, special two
pairs of pants,  made of a splendid
wearing  quality
Serge,    Price 	
We will be delighted to Bhow you our
new Spring Range of Samples of
Suitings. Coppley. Noyes and Randall
make this line and we feel sure you
can be suited.
Phone 134
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by the Government of Britiah Columbia.
Wihen you apply
a foequer that you
©:• peet to lest Cor
y* .•»*, it is satisfy-
in$-vcry~to know
thxi it is made by
tfcm makers of B-H
'English* Paint—
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Personal Mention
The many friends of Miss Madge
Bryan will be glad to know that she
Is progressing very favorably after
her recent operation for ap'pendicilis.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Wilson, of Royston,
left Tuesday last on a visit to  Victoria.   Mr. Wilson has been in poor i
health for some time past.
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mort.
* *   •
Old Time Dance In the Ilo-llo hall
tomorrow evening from 9 to 12.   Why
not take it In?
♦.   •   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Forbes, of Forbes
Landing, Campbell Lake, were visit -
ore to Cumberland on Tuesday last,
* *   t
Mrs. Ji. Clarkson Is the guest of Mr.
and  Mrs. J.  Mort, Maryport Avenue.
* *   *
Miss Allison Mann was a, visitor te.
Chemanlus   last   week,   returning   to
Cumberland on Saturday.
* *   #
Mr. T. H. Carey left by stage this
morning for Nanaimo.
* •   •
Mr. James Dixon, Chief Inspector ol
Mines, was a business visitor to Cumberland on Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week.
* •   *
Mrs. S. Horwood spent la,st weekend In Victoria, returning to Cumberland on Monday.
* *
To Mr. and Mrs. William Westwood.
In the Cumberland General Hospital
on Monday, March 28th, a daughter.
♦   •   *
To Mr. and Mrs. James Whitworth,
of Marsden Road, in the Cumberland
Hospital o*n Friday, April 1st, a son.
A visitor to Cumberland this weekend will be the Hight Rev. The Bishop
of Columbia, who will be preaching
at the evening service In Holy Trinity
| Church on Sunday evening.   On Mon-
*    * [ duy and Tuesday evenings lie will be
Mr. Cyril Mort, of New Westminster j holding a mission in the Church, and
is In Cumberland on a visit to hla ! arrangements are being made for him j
I to address the High School students   M,
lone afternoon.   It is possible that a]$|
Confirmation service will also be held  ™
| but no definite announcement hns yel
been  made.
<$   <$>   <»
Arcbedncon   Laycock  gnve  a  vory
IntoroBtlug lantern tnlk in tlie Roys- j JSfi
i ton  School  on  Tuesday  evening be- j %y
| tore a crowded audience.   He look us j *****j|
'bis subject bis experiences as a Mis-    Jjg
Blonary amongst the Nlsligu  Indians MRS
ot lhe Naas.   The slides, which were ' 4p
all  productions  of   Ills   own   photo- , £**.)
graphs,    were  very  interesting,  und I V
some of the (rials and difficulties that j
were met with caused much laughter, j Jj^
The Archdeacon pointed out that in      '
looking  back  one  could   laugh  now,
hut at the lime it was the last thing
one felt like doing.
<i>   <j>   <***>
A very interesting set of slides on
"David Livingstone" formed the basis
of a talk in thc Parish Hall on Thursday evening by the Vicar.
If possible steps will be taken
have the Governor-General inspect the
local Scouts and Wolf Cubs during
his visit to Cumberland. The Courtenay Scouts will lie notified if plans
mature, und thc Cumberland Scouts
und Cubs are asked to hold themselves ln readiness. There will be
lhe usual meeting of the Troop tonight In thc Parish Hull at G:3U.
<?  ♦  *
Tlie Rev. G. Stevenson, of Nanaimo,
will be in charge of the services in
Holy Trinity Church on Sunday, the
10th of April. Whilst Mr. Stevenson
is not well known in Cumberland, he
resided in Comox a long time before
he wus appointed to the Cedar and
Five Acres. Nanaimo parish.
Kodak Time
Is Here
We have a large stock of Kodaks and Brownie Cameras
and feel confident that the Camera you want is here.
KODAKS, up from   $5.00
BROWNIE CAMERAS, up from   $2.25
K5M*»«S»j3C3H5=iHSa5aE"^^ \l$
Victor Records For April
have arrived.   Call at the Store and
ask for a demonstration.
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
Mine Fire Menace
At No. 4
(Continued from Page One)
All British Columbia business will
be classified Into different branches j
for the general enforcement of the *
minimum wage law, under plan:.
drafted by the board in charge of the
statute at conference in Vuncouver
late last week.
After classifying business in this
way for the purposes of the act, the
board will arrange for public meetings with representatives of employers and employees shortly. Ar-
rangements for these hearings will
he made at a further conference of
the board this week.
At Its recent conference the board
decided to extend the scope of tho
act Into all business as rapidly us full
Investigation into working conditions
will permit.
The llritish coal miner is a mystery.
The Brltlsfi Empire Steel Corporation
brought out a number to work In its
Nova Scotia mines. In Great Britain
they clamored for a live-day week.
When I bey got to Nova Scotia they
found their five-day week, and com-
plalned because tbey could uot work
six dnys n week. The company is
paying the return fare of those who
wish to go back. Is it any wonder
the coal industry of Great Britain
experienced chaos in its dealings witb
men of such lopsided Ideas? Can we
be surprised that the proposal of the
British Government to move to Canada those for whom work cannot be
found in the British mines Is regarded
with  the  strongest  disfavor  in  this
be "localized" and. In default of this
procedure, recourse would have to be
tuken to retreat to tbe former stoppings built about 16 or 17 years ago.
This would menu practically closing
the mine down, and the loss of from
400 to 000 tons of coal per duy .
However, a council was called, consisting of Thomas Oraham, Superintendent; Thomas II. Williams, Mine
Manager; Jack Williams and Charles
Parnham, Overmen, also Thomas It.
Jackson, district Inspector of Mines
After discussing the matter in all Its
angles and phases, it was unanimously decided to "light the lire" and
localize it, if possible, by erecting
stoppings close to, and completely
around it. The use of mine rescue
breathing apparatus was necessary
for this undertaking, and so John
Thompson, Mine Rescue Instructor,
wns requisitioned to supply the equipment from the Government station in
Cumberland, lt wus also necessary
to find men to wear them. This was
easily accomplished on account of tin
company having at its disposal twelve
i paid men In constant training under
—Mining & Industrinl Record. I the supervision of Instructor Thomp
<&%* SasterJj
SWIFT'S Premium Bacon—the perfect dish-
well befitting so*»distinguished an occasion.
Here is Bacon incomparable in its distinctive
tenderness, fine flavour and uniform goodnesB.
Serve "Premium" for Easter and you'll serve it all
year around.
Order from your Grocer or Butcher
Swift Canadian Co.
Swift's Premium Hams and Bacon
son. und these men could be relied
upon lo use them in this particular
The management then formed these
men, with other workmen, into four
squads, each squad to work only six
hours, but to change at the scene of
operations. This method produced no
great hardship on the workmen and
indicated that It would work out very
efficiently. There was a certificated
ilTiciul placed In charge of each squad
to supervise it.
Thc I'aul mine rescue breathing
Apparatus, the Burrell two-hour Gas
.Musk, and the half hour Self Rescuer
.vere rushed to the scene of operations
and work commenced lo buttle the
ire by stopping It off. By 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday a wonderful advance had
>een made in stopping building,
hough of a temporary character, wa3
lulte sufficient for the task. This act
•uuscd a radical change in the composition of the smoky atmosphere,
vhlch change represented to a large
jxtent a victory fur the fire fighters,
md the management considered that
.ed by the management Tuesday will
.he battle was more than half won.
Thc detail part of lhe plan formulaic carried out in Its entirety, so that
uture outbreaks of this nature In
this particular area will bo completely
eliminated, giving a security which
las not exislcd for many years with
.liis part of the mine.
Mention must bc made of the good
results obtained by wearers of tho
Burrell 2-hour Gas Mask breathing
machine, a very recent acquisition for
mine rescue work in the United
itntes, und obtulned last year as
added and up-to-date equipment for
lhe mine rescue stations of thc Province, by order of lbc Honorable Wm.
.■iloan, Minister of Minos. This Is the
Jrat Instance these machines have
leeil used In mines on the Island, to
jet as a substitute for the much heaver and more clumsy Paul, or Gibbs
breathing apparatus. The latter two
machines, while not so handy or
portable, are superior in a more vital
respect, namely, that of one pcrforin-
.ng work with either one in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen. Tho Burrell
.midline can only be used where the
oxygen content of the air is such as
to support life.
The Burrell machine Is adapted for
quick, light, serviceable work, and
iho wearers, In this case, were quite
unanimous In delivering complimentary remarks, bordering on "bouquets"
concerning tlie value of this handy
little device for thut  class of work.
The half-hour Self Rescuer machine,
though little used,, received commendation from the wearers, and, no
doubt In lbc future It will be regarded
Willi more respect than It Is today,
as u handy Utile safety device, good
tor doing odd jobs or relict work oftor
an explosion.
Before concluding these Jottings, It
might bc opportune to mention that
where coal Is liable to spontaneous
combustion, the "panel system" of
work should be adopted. This system
Isolates one section from another sec-
lion, and If lire breaks, the panel con
be   sealed   off   without  discontinuing
al product lou In the other panel.
This lire has been stoppinged oft
successfully to Ibe disfavor of tho
"luadlng out" process, because ot
three points; firstly, tho exact location
was not known; secondly, the extent
was uncertain; thirdly, accessibility,
doubtful. Immediately prior to this
going to press It can bc truly stnted
that the dangerous occurrence of
mine lire existing in the mine at the
early part of tbc week has, upon thc
strictest examination nnd investigation, been overcome and mining operations restored lo their everyday conformity. No doubt the reader wlll
appreciate nnd give credit to the men
who displayed such energy, courage,
skill, and ability towards extinguishing the maker of all kinds ot trouble
to life and property In a coal mine.
Mr. J. Dixon, Chief Inspector of
Mines, arrived on Tuesday and made
nn Inspection ot No. 4 Mine. Before
leaving on Wednesday he expressed
himself as very well pleased and
perfectly satisfied with the precautionary measures that have been


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