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The Cumberland Islander May 11, 1928

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berland Islander
: At the
j May 14th, 15th and 16th
With which Is consolidated tho Cumberland New*.
FRIDAY,  MAY 11th,  1928
Old Time Island
Soccer Star
Meets Death
"Deacon" Eno of the Old Brigade
of Island Socer Stars
Well Known Here
A footballer of yester-year, "Deacon" Eno, according to a report ln the
Drumheiler Mail, was killed on April
24th, whilst following his occupation
Mr. Eno was well known on Vancouver Island, being a prominent member
of the "old brigade" of Ladysmlth/
Football eleven when J. Adam, J. Rodgers, Billy McGuire and a host ot others, farmed the most formidable toot-
ball team in. British Columbia. His
many acquaintances in Cumberland
will be sorry to hear of his death.
The following Is a report appearing
in the Drumheiler Mall:
Apparently struck in the middle of
the back by a descending bucket while
stooping to the bottom of the new
shaft at the Newcastle mine on Tuesday morning John Eno, a miner who
had worked In the locality tor the past
fourteen years, sustained Injuries
which resulted In his death about two
hours after the accident occurrred.
It Is understood that Mr. Eno received Internal injuries and also sut-
Ifered compound fractures of !|bothJ
ankles. When removed to the surface
the Injured man complained of severe pains in the back but relapsed
into unconsciousness before reaching
the hospital.
Vancouver Man Granted Patent
at Ottawa for Low Temperature Carbonization of Coal
The British Columbia Chamber of
Mines announces that a resident ot
Vancouver., Mr. J. Anderson, has been
granted a patent at Ottawa tor low
temperature carbonization, or extraction of oils from coal, shales, dust and
tar sands. The Canadian Patent Office ,in a letter to the Chamber, says
that the invention is unique in Its meth
ods, of a novel character, and may go
a long way to solve tbe problem ol
coal mining In British Columbia.
Coal Tar Products
An aspect of the by-products pro-
, ductton of tar from coal Is reported
by the South Staffordshire Mond Gas
Company (England) which has a
' plant at Dudley Port. Originally the
objects ot tihe company were the extraction of ammonia trom coal and the
manufacture of gas. It Is explained
' by Mr. W. E. Hale, managing director
of the company, that tho tar derived
from the process is'quite different from
that obtained from the manufacture
of town gas. Under intensive investigation of Its properties which has
been pursued for some years by employees of the research deportment, a
•ubstance has been produced- which
•was tound to be superior to creosote
as a timber preseratlve. It is an «'-
fective preservative against the ravages of the white ant, and against dry
Valuable Germicide
Another discovery made was that
by blending different varieties of bitumen, and reducing them to a Colloidal
state, a paint could be produced which
resisted corrosion in Iron and steel,
Mr. Hale sayB. There is also a derivative which produces a powerful
germicide, and being non poisonous
and nonlrritant, is free from the drawbacks of ordinary coal-tar" disinfectants. For medical treatment this derivative is found to have great efficacy
•in reaching deep-seated mischief, and
promoting the growth of new tissues
It has already been tested out in hospital practice.
It is proposed to put plans Into execution for developing the process
A special meeting of all committees of the Cumberland May 24th
Sports will be held In the City Hall
on Monday evoning, May 14th at 8:15
o'clock sharp.
W.  HENDERSON,  Sec'v.
, The country surrounding Eumber-
soms, yet comparatively few persons
ply of Dogwood snd it is widely en-
Joyed because of its beautiful blossoms, ' yet comparatively few persons
realize that the tree has considerable
commercial importacne. The wood
Is used for making golf club heads
shuttles, bobblps, brush backs, small
handles end many novelties. > For
shuttles and shuttle blocks, the Dogwood, persimmon and Boxwood are
the only kinds used and large quantities are exported. Because of the increasing scarcity of Dogwood for manufacturing purposes, improved methods of sawing it are being devised and
its conservation is being urged by appealing to native lovers not to break
the branches for the flowers.
Are Completed
Most Successful Season at Athletic Club Just Terminated
The Checkers and Billiard Tournaments conducted at the Cumberland
Lltterary and Athletic Association
building have Just been completed and
tbe results announced. The billiard
tournament, which attracted a large
number of entries was the most successful In the history of the club and
lt is expected the same procedure will
be followed next winter. Mr. Sam
Hatfield was successful in winning
the billiard tournament wltlb Harry
Jackson gaining second prize.
The checkers also drew large entries and some very close games resulted. Some of the contestants were
down the Club every night, entering
into the various checker problems
presented with a great deal of enthusiasm. In this competition, five
prizes in all were donated, the third,
fourth and fifth prizes being donations from interested checker players.
' The following were the winners:
first, C. Walker, second, 0. Williams,
third, W. Simpson, fourth W. Colling,
fifth, H. Jackson.
Mr. F. C. Brock Joins
R. G. Christy & Co., Ltd.
Mr. F. C. Brock, fourteen years
manager of the Courtenay branch ot
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, has
joined Messrs. R. O. Christy ft Co.,
Ltd., as an executive partner. Mr.
Brock's wide experience of financial
examination and management makes
blm a most valuable asset to the financial community of this city. He
expresses the opinion that the scientific handling of investment funds as
undertaken by Investment houses is
a matter of paramount Importance and
considers that this field provides unlimited scope.
Canadian Club at Annual
Meeting Elect Union Bay
Member 1928 President
With the Cronies
The dancing floor of the O.W.V.A
Hall was crowded last Saturday evening at the fortnightly Burns' Cronies'
whist drive and dance, a large number
also being present tor the .whist
Twenty-three tables of the latter were
In play, the prizes going to Mrs, Rag-
ga, ladles' first, Mrs. Saunders, second,
Mrs. Mossey, ladies' travelling prize,
Mrs. Robert Struthers (subst.) gent's
first, Mr. S. Hunt, second and Mr. R.
Shaw, gents  travelling prize.
Regulations under which no fire
may be lighted In the woods of British
Columbia without a fire permit will
be enforced by officials of the provincial forestry service from now on. The
official regulation, as enforced last
year, requires all campers and others
using the woods to secure licenses
allowing them to light fires in wooded
areas. So far no serious fire menace
has developped ln the Province on account of continued rains In. most dlst-
rists, but from now on the woods aro
expected to dry out and precautions
against fire will be necessary.
There was a fair attendance of
members at the annual meeting of the
Canadian Club held ln Layer's Hall on
Friday night, Cumberland being particularly well represented.
After calling the meeting to order,
the president, Mr. Theed Pearse, read
his report. He said that the Club had
justified Its existence. They had held
eight meetings during the year, or very
nearly one a month. The addresses
heard at these meetings had covered a
wide Held; they had had one address
on the Great War, one on the work of
the League of Nations, a poet hod visited them and they had had addresses
on the history of B.C. They had also
had the honor of entertaining the Governor-General and Lady Willingdon.
Finances, said Mr. Pearse, was always
a vital question to any club and he regretted that they had closed the year
with a deficiency; this had arisen from
two causes: first, members were not
paying their dues as they should, and,
secondly, there had been losses on
dinners. Nominally, they had 130
members, 69 being paid up, of which
24 were new members.
A question that would come before
the meeting was the per capita tax to
headquarters. At present this was ten
cents and headquarters was asking that
lt be increased and he thought, as the
local club was receiving great benefit
the tax should be Increased.
Mr. Pearse thanked the officers and
particularly the secretary for their assistance during the year. The secretary, Mr. Carey, had served for two
years and took a keen Interest ln the
Mr. Carey submitted his report as
65 members at $2.00 $130.00
6 members at $1.00      6.00
Collections for dinners   187.00
Cash on hand, 1027     49.00
Total Receipts    $382.00
The total expenditures were $379.30
leaving a cash balance on hand of
$2.70, but there were bills outstanding
to the amount of $32.21, which would
leave a net deficit of $29.01.
A hearty vote of thanks was tendered the retiring president. Mr. Pearse
thanked the club for their vote and
promised that when he ceased his office
he had no Intention of ceasing his interest ln the club.
A vote of thanks was also tendered
the secretary and ln reply, Mr. Carey
said he appreciated very much the
kind expressions and the sentiments
expressed by the retiring president.
He had enjoyed the work as secretary
of the Canadian Club.
Election of officers was then proceeded with which resulted as follows:
Hon. President, Lt. Col. C. W. Vllllers
President, Mr. B. S. Abrams.
Vice president, Mr. Wm. Eadie.
Secretary-treasurer, Mr. T. H. Carey.
Literary correspondent, Mr. Ben
Executive committee, Messrs. T. H.
Mumford and J. Olck, Cumberland;
Messrs. J. A. Eakln, J. M. Mitchell and
Heber Cooke, Courtenay; Mr, F. J.
Staghall, Comox, and Mr. E. T. Searle,
Union Bay.
The president then read a communication from the chairman of the
headquarters committee with reference
to the Increase of the per capita tax.
The letter stated that lt had been
found necessary to employ the services
of a full-time national secretary since
which time the number of active clubs
had doubled. Every club ln the Dominion had been offered at least two
speakers and some clubs as many as
ten; sixteen bulletins had been issued
to members of clubs and the first of a
series of national pamphlets had been
(prepared and distributed. Regular
ltenararies were being established and
in time all programmes for clubs would
be prepared. The Canadian Club had
proved of great value ln the past and
bad taken their full share of responsibility in connection with national
undertakings. They were asking for a
50 cent per capita grant towards their
budget, but realizing this might be a
burden to some clubs for the present
left the matter of increase entirely up
to the clubs themselves.
After discussing the matter it was
agreed that for this year the per capita
tax be increased to 25 cents per paid-up
A lengthy discussion arose on the
question of the granting of privileges
to delinquent members ln arrears for
1927 be sent no further notices after
three months. It was pointed out that
this was not according to the constitution which read that only paid-up
members should be granted the privilege of attending the meetings, and
Mr. E. T. Searle gave notice that he
would bring ln an amendment to the
constitution covering that point.
Mr. Searle also gave notice that he
would bring ln an amendment to the
constitution providing for the admission of ladies to membership.
The meeting then adjourned, when
coffee, sandwiches and cake were
served and a short programme given.
The new officers were all called upon
for remarks, a recitation was given by
Mr. Staghall, songs by Messrs. W. A.
W. Hames and Geo. Harwood and
piano solos by Mr. W. A. Owen, which
were much enjoyed.
University of British Columbia examinations were made public after!
approvlal by the senate at a meeting
on Wednesday morning. Cumberland:
students passing their examinations
Included: Faculty of Arts and Science, i
first year, I. A. Nakano; Faculty of
Arts and Science, third year, class II
Toshlo Kajlyama. Passed with supplemental, Earl D. Partridge, mathematics.
Cumberland Lady
Is Bereaved £
Wife of Local Bank Manager
Mourns Passing of
Mrs. Isabella Smith, mother of Mrs.
Eadie, wife of the manager of the
Cumberland branch of the Royal Bank
of Canada, mourns the passing of her
mother at the age of 74 years, death
taking place at, tbe residence in Cumberland on May 5th. Mrs. Smith came
to Canada some six year's ago, coming
direct to Courtenay to live with her
daughter and son-in-law. Six months
ago when Mr. Eadie was transferred
to Cumberland, Mrs. Smith came with
them and has resided here since.
During her six years residence in the
district, Mrs. Smith made a large
number of friends who will mourn
her passing. The funeral took place
on Tuesday last, May 8th from the
Cumberland United Church, with the
Rev. J. R. Hewitt officiating, interment taking place ln tbe Cumberland
Cemetery. The deceased was borne
to her last resting place by tbe following, all intimate friends of the
family: Messrs. F. McPherson, H.
Cooke, H. Thomas, and J. Mclntyre,
Courtenay and Messrs. J. E. Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Horne, Mr.
The following floral tributes were
received, and ore "hereby gratefully
Wreaths—Dot and William; Stair
Royal Bank, Mr. and Mrs. H. Cooke.
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Clinton, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Mumford, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John
Aitken, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. F. McPherson,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Dick, Mr .and Mrs. T.
Crosses—Mrs. Rapp, Mr. and Mrs.
O. P. Osier, Capt. and Mrs. Carey,.
Sprays — Grandma from June.
Grandma from Robert, Mr. R. and
Mm. M. M. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. L. It.
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. G. Osier, Mr.
and Mrs. Capes, Mr. and Mrs. C. II.
Tarbell, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sutherland, Mr. and Mrsfl A. R. Horne, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Mclntyre, Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Bridges, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, Mr.
and Mrs. Theed Pearse, Capt. and Mrs.
Lady Foresters to Hold Tea.
The Lady Foresters, order No. 9831
will hold a home cooking sale and afternoon tea In the Fraternal Hail on
Wednesday, May 16th, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Powdered Fuel to Be Tried On
B.C. Ships Shortly
Arrangements are being made by the
Provincial Government to test powdered coal on a British Columbia
steamer with a view to encouraging
the use of more coal. According to a
statement made at the British Columbia Chamber of Mines recently by Hon.
Dr. W. H. Sutherland, minister of
The minister paid his first officia
visit to the Chamber on Friday, when
he was met by members of the executive. He held a conference with them
regarding mining conditions throughout the province.
He expressed great Interest in thej
suggestion advanced by Mr. H. Freeman, assistant secretary, for utilization of coal byproducts through low-
temperature., carbonization process.
He stated that his department is now
giving attention to the possibilities of
assisting the coal Industry of the province by this method.
Dr. Sutherland congratulated the
chamber on the work it was doing for
the mining industry of the province
and declared that his department is
willing to give lt every assistance possible. He congraguloted the executive
on the efficiency of Mr. Henry Browning, the secretary, and his assistant,
Mr. H. Freeman.
Mr. Thos. Piper
Dies At Nanaimo
Mr. Thomas Piper, of Nanaimo, father of Mrs. E. W. Blckle, of this city,
died on Thursday, May 10th in his
eighty-fifth year. The deceased who
was well and favorably known in this
district had been ill for some considerable time. His many friends
here will mourn his passing. He
leaves to mourn his loss five sons and
two daughters. The deceased had
been a resident of Nanaimo for the
past  forty years.
Splendid Programme at
Ilo-Ilo This Week-end.
Charlie Murray and Georg Sidney,
the comedy team that starred In "The
Cohens and Kellys In Paris," are here
again In their greatest hit, "Lost at
the Front." Let these two generals
of comedy bombard your blues with
bombshells of laughter. Follow them
on three different war fronts In a series of merry mix-ups that made even
their own buddies their enemies.
There will also be shown a two reel
comedy, "Last Word in Married Life,"
the Collegians and a Weekly News
the Moore sisters, Frances and Kath-
Miss V. Auchterlonle
Elected Queen of May
By Popular Vote, High School
Girl Chosen—Eight Girls
Voting for the Queen of May to
represent the Cumberland Schools ln
the 24th'of May Celebration took place
on Thursday, when eight girls received! nominations. Voting was con-'
fined to the High School pupils and
to Divisions 1 to 6 in the Public
The girls receiving nominations
were Vlncen Auchterlonle, Wilnona,
Baird, Marion Coombs, Audrey Gear,
Allison Geekle, Chrissie Robertson,
Margaret  Westfleld,  Dilys  Williams.
Miss Vlncen Auchterlonle was declared jduly elected with Dllys Williams, first maid ot honor and Winona Baird second maid of honor. The
pages chosen were Weldon Stacey and
Tom Boag.
Members of W.B.A. Review
No. 17 Attend Island Gathering
About 40 officers and members ot
Cumberland Review No. 17, W.B.A.
Journeyed to Nanaimo Thursday by
special cars to take part ln the Rally
of Island Reviews, when Mrs. Minnie
Adyelotte, Supreme Regional Director
was guest of honor and St. Cecelia
Review of Nanaimo, hostess. Mrs.
Lora Baker, Provincial Field Director,
was presiding officer. Beautiful new
ritualistic work was ably demonstrated by Victoria, Chemainus, Nanaimo
and Cumberland reviews, a special
feature of the evening session being
the display of the massed drill teams.
For the entertainment of the guests a
banquet, programme and European
Travelogue were presented, Nanaimo
Review proving Itself a royal entertainer. Mrs. McNeil, president of No.
17 was honored, with presidents of
tbe other Reviews, being presented
with a beautiful bouquet
City Fathers Grant
$150 For Celebration
Short Session of City Council
Monday Night
Mr. E. W. Blckle, chairman of tlie
finance committee of the 24th of May
Sports waited on the Council on Monday night last and appealed for the
usual grant from the Council for the
annual children's sports to he held on
May 24th. The Council, without any
discussion grsnted the usual amount,
Tbe mayor was in tbe chair at the
commencement of the meeting but wi.s
called away before all business had
been transacted, Alderman Parnham
taking tbe chair, on tbe request of the
Mayor. Aldermen present Included:
T. H. Mumford, J. Ledingham, W.
Henderson, J. Williams and D. Bannerman.
Reports of the various committees
were submitted and the chairman ot
the fire department informed the
Cquncll that the new siren would be
Installed as soon as possible. In this
connection, Alderman Parnham notified the Council that Mr. J. Shortt had
offered to wire the siren free of char- J
gc as his donation to the fire department, the firemen to place the siren
In  position.
Interesting News for
Returned Soldiers
Provincial Boards of Trustees
to Supervise Distribution
of Amount in Hand
OTTAWA, May 7.—The Canteen
Funds Act passed Its third reading
ln the House of Commons today, being
piloted through all its stages by Hon.
J. L. Ralston, Minister of National
The bill provides that the Canteen
fund which was accumulated by the
C.E.F. during tbe war, and is now ln
tbe custody of the Receiver-General,
shall be divided into ten dlh rent
allotments In various prportions, one
to each province and tbe Yukon. Pro*
vinclal boards of trustees will supervise the distribution of the fund for
the benefit of ex-members of the force
and their dependents. The following
general principles will govern ln, the
distribution of apportionments of the
1. Any plans formulated should be
based on the assumption that there
will be prospective beneficiaries for
several years to come.
2. Any use ot the provincial allotment shall be limited to the class
of casees from which no relief is then
available  from  government  sources.
An annual report will be made to
the Minister of Pensions and National Health by each provincial board
setting forth the work accomplished
during the preceedlng twelve months
the amount expended and the balance
In hand.
leen will appear in Songs and Dances
between shows.
Amateur Theatrical to
Appear at Comox.
Holy Trinity Amateur Theatrical
Society held a meeting in the Church
hall last (Thursday) evening, with
the President, Mrs. E. Robinson In
the chair. The meeting was called
to decide about giving a concert at
Comox for the benefit of St. Peter's
Church and It was decided to go Wednesday next. The concert will be in
the form of a variety' entertainment
the first half constituting several Items, the second, the play, "Freezing
a Mother-in-law."
During the meeting It was passed
that $25.00 be given to the Church
Council as a donation towards the
furnace fund.
When a Dog Bites Legally
An   interesting  decision   has   been
rendered in Common Pleas Court here.
Victoria got
in 3 minutes
The Victoria Times
said recently:
"A fine example of the
splendid service being given
residents of Victoria and
other parts of British Columbia by the British Colombia
Telephone Company was
demonstrated by the quick
connections made last night
on a long-distance call from
Victoria to Kamloops, a distance of approximately 337
"The call from a member
of The Times staff was put
In at 7:14 o'clock and exactly
three minutes later the conversation commenced with the
editor of The Kamloops Sentinel. The talk lasted three
minutes and the receivers were
hung up at 7:20 o'clock, six
minutes after the caU was
placed at Victoria."
Judge Pickett has held that when a
dog bites a peddler ot goods on the
premises of the owner ot the dog, no
cause of action lies in the peddler for
damages. The court finds that the
dog is acting within its right and is
but doing its duty to its owner when
lt fully protects his property from
This decision, is by no means a joke.
It is another evidence that in Connecticut v man's home is his castle, as it
was in the days "when knighthood
was in flower."
. The doorbells of our citizens are
['kept tinkling almost constantly by
men and women seeking to interest
the owner or tenant of the property
In something that could as well be
purchased at any store ln the city, and
generally far better so purchased.
These salespeople grow "hard-boiled"
a sthe boys say, and often are most
undesirable in their attitude toward
their intended customers. Sometimes
they become insulting when denied
sales, and it has even become the cust
om in some houses to refuse to answer
when such people ring.
If a person keeps a dog to protect
the premises, it is supposed that the
dog will keep salespeople and peddlers away from the doorstep. That
Is very often exactly tbe reason the
dog is set on guard. Frequently a
warning note Is posted conspicuously
on the premises announcing "Beware
of the Dog." This custom now receives the sanction of the court and
the householder finds that he has a
perfect right to keep a dog tor tho
purpose ot preventing his family from
being disturbed by this class of small
merchants.     —New Haven Register
Mrs. H. Shepard and family left for
New Westminster where they will be
staying with Mrs. Cox   for the next
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Mr. and Mts. Fred Smith motored
to Victoria Friday last returning on
Tuesday of this week.
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Messrs. J. A. McKenzle, R. Aitken,
H. Sheppard and H. Grant were visitors over the week end returning Sunday evening.
a    a    a
Mrs. Eastman returned Thursday
after a visit to her daughter at Engle-
a    a    a
Mrs. Robertpon returned Monday
after a visit to Vancouver.
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Mr. and Mrs. P. C. McLaughlin, Jr„
moved into their home at Courtenay.
$4,000,000 FILM COMES
former achievement even as the wis
ard-like powers of theTwentieth Cen-j
tury  surpass  the  Inventions- of  our|
forefathers. j
The Great Chariot Race
You see forty-eight horses—twelve
teams—start  abreast  in their  mad |
dash over the seven laps of the Antl- i
och race course, and you cannot for-1
bear a cheer as Ben-Hur wrecks Mes-1
sala and forges to the front!    Roman I
and Pirate navies contend In realistic
death-grapples ou the Mediterranean,
i The towers and turrets of ZIon rise
! anew.    From the exquisite Madonna
to The   Last Supper and the Procession of Palms, the masterpieces of art
| are re-enacted often  in  color.    The
I beautiful  love  story  ot Esther  and j
; Ben-Hur, a contemporary of the Sav-
; lour  dominates the  grand  spectacle
I which is characterized by a fine reverence ln the sacred part of the portrayals.    Among the  leading actors  are
Roman Novarro I nthe title role. Francis X. Bushman as Messala, May Mc-
Avoy as Esther, Betty Branson >ae the
Madonna,   Osrmel   Myers   as    Iras,
Frank J. Currier, Mitchell Lewis, Nl
Thrilling Chariot Race With 48! fel deBrulierClaire McDowell Kath
•     -    —    - ilnen Kav. with no less than 150,001
You get VALUE at
Matt. Brown's
Fresh Ground Coffee, per lt», 55c, 60c and  65«3
Whole Wheat Fig Bars, 1 lb boxes, 30c; 2 for .... 55<i
Dixie Sandwich Biscuits, 1 lb boxes, 30c; 2 for .... 55*?
Choice Bulk Tea, per lb  60c; 2 lb for  $1.15
2Vi lb tins Budweiser Malt, per tin 95*?
1 tube Shaving Cream,  35c, 1 bottle    OP.
Aqua Velva Given Free OtJl/
2 sizes Pat Scrubs and Scrub Brushes, 2 for  25£
Bread Knives, each   75t?
Egg Beaters, double, each   75«)
Victory Electric Irons, guaranteed, each   $2.95
Enamel Wash Boards, each  85*?
Glass Wash Boards, each  95£
Medium Galvanized Pails, 35c; 3 for  $1.00
Medium Galvanized Tubs, each   $1.75
Copper Boilers, each  $3.35
Thermos Bottle, pints .... 85c, and Thermos (_-|   (*g
Kit,  $1.00, the 2 for  «pl.DO #
Pipes from, 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00
One Old Pal Briar Pipe,  50c, and one      Kft/»
Large Packet of Tobacco, 20c, the 2 fort)"C
Horses in it, Film's
Big Feature
Other Big Moments in Picture
Includes Entry of Saviour
Into Ancient Jerusalem
"Ben-Hur," with its magnificent
chariot race pictured in a death-de
tying contest on a vast circus arena
—the knightly Ramon Novarro and
the wicked Francis X. Bushman
the opposing heroes—comes - into tho
Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, May 14, 15 and 16.
Theatregoers greatly enjoyed! the
stage "Ben-Hur" end vividly remein
ber Bill Farnum, BUI Hart, Emmet
Corrigan, Mary Shaw and others of
the old casts. It was the most popular stage spectacle ever produced,
touring America for twenty-two sea
sons. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in
nangement with A. L. Erlanger, Charl
es B. Dillingham, and Florenz Zleg
field, Jr., have made a new and great
or "Ben-Hur" in the newer art of
the motion picture that out-tops the
leen Key, with no less than 150,000
persons in the "support."
Thursday — Friday—Saturday
Lillian Gish
|P.P. Harrison, M.L. A. I
!        Barrister, Solicitor,
I Notary Public
; Main Office
j Courtenay           Phone  268
■ Local Office
! Cumberland Hotel in Evenings.
■ Telephone   115R  or  24
Many Attend Practices
During the past week, the Cumberland Cricketers have been practicing steadily. Every night has seen a
number of them busy bowling, batting
and fielding. One or two fairly good
men are being uneartber, men who
thought they were through with the
game are coming back slowly but
surely, and it would hot surprise the
writer to eee Cumberland triumph
over Courtenay on May 24th, that Is
if the game is pulled off. The secretary reports that up to date no word
has been received from the secretary
ot the Courtenay C. C, but expect the
I'ourtenayltes to accept Cumberland's
proposition and play here. Owing to
a number of the local team being on
various committees for the 24th of
May sports, lt is almost Impossible to
galiher a team together to go to Courtenay at 2 p.m., but it is felt that an
eleven could be got together for i
ln the afternoon to play here.
During the week several new members have joined the club, one or two
young fellows who have never handled 'a bat before being seen at the nets.
Tbe secretary has asked us to publish
the fact that new members can practice any night during the week on the
Y" ground, weather permitting. The
equipment can be picked up at the
residence of Mr. H. Keeler, new town-
site, Dunsmuir Avenue, who has kindly
consented to allow the club to store
the equipment at his residence. As
tbe residence is close to the ground,
and practically all members have to
pass the place on the way to practice,
it was felt that Mr. Heeler's residence
was the best place to store It.
G. R. Mutrie
Eyesight Specialist      Courtenay
OI nil her Immortal roles this
Is Lillian (ilsh's finest cnntrlhu.
tlon to the screen.
Her beauty and appeal shine
through a magnificent, stirring
spectacle of war, Intrigue, love
among the rugged hills of Scot.
« Hhmmuu
May 17, 18, 19—Ilo Ilo Treatre
FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 1928
Weddings  .
A quiet wedding was solemnized on
Thursday night at nine o' clock at
the Manse, Cumberland, when Rev.
J. R. Hewitt, pastor of the Cumberland United Church, united James
White Bennle, of Cumberland, and
Emily May Buchhols, of Vancouver.
Mr. R. Bennle and MIbs Jean Smith,
of this city were the witnesses.
Orr - Shannon
A wedding of local Interest was solemnised on Monday evening nt the
home of Mr. William Douglas, Cumberland Road, when Mr. Elmer Orr,
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph,
Orr, of Alice Street, and Miss Burna-
dlne Shannon, Youngest daughter of
Mr. Charles W. Shannon, of Courtenay
Avenue, were united in marriage, the
Rev. W. A. Alexander officiating. After the ceremony a reception was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
at which the many friends of the
young couple were present.
Vass - Gee
On Wednesday evening at the United Church Manse, Anderton Avenue,
the Rev. W. A. Alexander united ln
mariage Mr. William Vass, of the Mc-
Kelvle Road, Sandwlck, and Mrs. Mary
Ann Oee. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brain-
ley were the witnesses.
W.A. Hold T«a and
Sale of Work
Tihe Women'; Auxiliary to Holy
Trinity Church held their tea and sale
of work on Wednesday afternoon of
this week in the Anglican Church
Four stalls were ln evidence, a
home cooking and a work stall under
the auspices of the W.A., a work and
novelty stall hy the Girls' Talent
Club and a candy stall by the Busy
Bees. Pretty decorations of fir boughs
and artificial flowers graced the stalls
while the tables held vases of spring
The number ot patrons was not as
large as usual and it was rather disappointing to the workers. Nevertheless', the financial result was fairly
Mr. Jack Kesley, now of Headquarters, who Is well known ln Cumberland and district where he was formerly employed as a mine manager, received word that his brother Hugh,
was killed at Drumheiler, Alberta, on
Monday evening. It appears that the
unfortunate man was walking along
the railway track and was struck by
a locomotive.
A number of members of the Women's Benefit Association left Cumberland on Thursday ot this week
for Nanaimo to attend the St. Cecil
Review of the W.B.A. They will take
a leading part In tbe rally at which
visitors from Vancouver, Victoria and
Chenainus will be present.
Rooms Steam Heated
; Commercial
; Headquarter*
ReuonaMe ;
Holy Trinity W-A. Meets.
The Women's Auxiliary to Holy
Trinity Church met at the home of
Mrs. T. H .Mumford on Monday .evening of this week, it being the regular
monthly meeting. Business tor the
tea and sale of work which was held
Wednesday, was finally arranged.
Something Wrong
Nearly ninety-five per cent of Canada's coal Is bought In the United
States, according to records of the
Department ot Commerce for 1927.
The Dominion imported 15,178,640 tons
of bituminous cool, of whioh the
United States furnished more than
15,000,000 tons, and 4,063,619 tons ot
anthracite, of which 2,943,575 tons
came from this country.
also a full line of
High Grade Chocolates
A. Henderson's
Plan to Spend the 24th of
May in Cumberland
Firemen's Competition
Cumberland v. Courtenay
Recreation Ground, Cumberland
Crowning of the May Queen
after the Parade
: BEST COMIC GROUP     $7.50
- Sports for Children
Sports for Adults
■a FRIDAY,   MAY  11th,   19?8
At^S^f condul!t«d sea and land trip
inLJ.i_ eleven. dollar9 » day-everything
~eTfJ£, tn_T~ i.     "ffUded-no extras.   Ten days of xlorlous
Special Train  *™**r<m the Canadian Rockies "nd doTO
leaves ffi*. fff _*H "' Picturesque Islands ana
i»™ miets of the Paolflo Coast.  A thousand viaiaa .
Vancouver     day, and Everyone different-two day, atth!
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8?«d liiSSfc? 0ver.two rtays " ""-there's
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MOt_i.ta?M{' A J250 "" MP IndayllgMso*
*ud_?"sn_3Sf*_tS_',P ,or ,110' everything 1°.
muasa.   Special train leaves Vancouver, July ...
Make Reservations Now.
Ed, W. Blckle, Agent, Cumberland
or write C. F.Earle, district passenger
agent, Victoria, B.C.
C____I_!___ National:
T^   Special Family Laundry Rate   °^t
also expert
A Trial Order Will Convince -You.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe, Telephone 150
Cumberland, will receive prompt attention
Courtenay, 120 F.
Cumberland, 150
Some men who think they are hard
boiled are only half baked.
Automobile Side Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Lumber & Shingles
at mill prices
Delivered Anywhere.
Phone 183
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, EC.
Practical Barber A Hairdresser
Children's hair cut any stylo 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 50c
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted' by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emtions Is
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
Which can be obtained free of charge
by adrdesslng tbe Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent..
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable tor agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber
land, i.e. carrying over 5,000 hoard
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division in which the land applied for
Is situated and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied tor
five years and Improvements made
to value (10 per acre including clearing and cultivating at least Ave acres,
before Crown Grant can be received.
Apppllcatlone are received for pur-
Chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price tor first-class (arable) land ?5
per acre, and second class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease ot
Crown lands Is given ln Bulletin No.
10, Land Series, "Purchase and Lease
of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory or Industrial sites on
timber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of stump-
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual grazing permits are 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 settlors, campers and travellers, up t» ten k**t.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
of all descriptions
David Hunden, Junr.
and Carl, Austrlans, have been very
happy sweethearts since chldhood.
Bruce, an English youth, who lives In
the home of Dr. Arndt, Paull's father,
also loves Pauli, Carl and Pauli have
spent happy hours together reading
and planning his play, "The Enemy."
Carl's play has been rejected by the
producer but when Carl asks her it
it has been returned, Paull out of love
and sympathy replies that lt has not.
With an emotion of gratitude, of relief, Pauli saw—and heard—the reappearance of Baruska. She took her
hand from Carl's shoulder, took her
eyes from his asking eyes, and moved
a step or two away. Baruska said,
grinning amiably:—
"I've found the onion, after all—are
you going to set the table, Fraulein?"
Paull started.
"Yes; lt Is too late, then?" I'll
come presently"—
"How many people?" Baruska asked from the open dining room doors.
Pauli counted on her fingers, her
blonde brows bent charmingly.
"The three of us who live here—father, Mr. Gordon, myself—and the one
who almost does"—she turned the
hand toward Carl, and Baruska laughed—"and his father—Mr. Behrend—
and Mltzi and Fritzl Winckleman from
across the hall—that's seven—and little Kurt! Call it seven and a half,
, She glanced at Carl. Carl had tak-
ken out his manuscript sheets again
and wias poring over them. Pauli
crossed to the maid and whispered:—
"I'll put the candles on the birthday
cake later"—
Baruska nodded, her smile Increasing In length and width. She said
"Twenty-four candles! And then-
some day"—she pointed from Carl to
Pauli, and ticked off her thick Angers
—"one little candle—two little candles."
"Hush!" Paull went rosy red, but
she smlledi She gave the woman, a
slight, friendly puBh. "Stupid! Go
back to the kitchen."
Baruska, her arms akimbo her
round head thrown back, her full
throat vibrating to the deep, noisy
elemental laughter of the peasant, retreated through the dining room into
the kitchen. Carl looked up from his
sheets of inky, cheap paper. He said,
as If continuing an uninterrupted conversation:—
. "Just now, Paull, why did you say—
Paull, caught back from her birthday candles, frowned thoughtfully.
Her face cleared, she remembered. He
had asked, "Haven't I made you see?"
and she had  answered  him,  "Yes,
only" She  sighed   a little.    Carl
never let things pass. He always
wanted' to klow why. And Pauli wasn't clever at explanations. Carl—dear
Carl, always trying to take people
apart to see the wheels go round-
little curious destructive boy! No not
"I was thinking she answered, Anally, "that when the play's produced"—
Carl made a strange, strangled
sound In his throat. He said "when!"
in the tone of a child who Is asked to
wait until next Christmas — next
Christmas, a million years away. Paull
smiled a little.
She said maternally.—
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"Yes, when. . .soon. . . lt will be
Carl . . . never doubt that ... But
all I meant was that everybody will
say you're an Anglomianiac . . most of
us aren't taught to thing ot the English as 'nice little people,' you know"-
"Taught! Taught! What does that
mean? The very point I'm trying to
make Is that they're exactly like us—
there Isn't any real difference between
people, you know. Fancy hating a
country of Bruce Gordons!"
Paull looked over at the picture
drapped with the little English flag.
She said;—
"Well, he isn't unluqe, is he? There
must be a good many like him among
forty million people," Carl argued.
"Think of all the nonsense we believe
ot other nations—and ot the nonsense
they believe about us .
manufactured' product, Pauli! That's
a commonplace, but one doesn't see
the commonplace often Oh,
Paull, how I wish I had a typewriter."
He walked nearer to her as she
stood where Baruska bad left her;
there was a yearning In his tone
which seemed out of all proportion;
he repeated wistfully, " A typewriter!"
Pauli smiled.
"I've heard you say that before,
"Yes, and shall again, no doubt^. .
I ... I almost dared ask father tor
one this morning. My birthday, you
know. But before I could frame the
sentence in my mind I saw how ridiculous, how futile lt would be. . .Imagine him encouraging me by that much!
Think of It, Pauli. Here I am- i
grown man—without the means to
buy a typewriter! Isn't It pitiful—
and laughable? Then, this morning—
the usual scene. ... I'm so tired of
them, tired of defending myself, tired
of explaining—it's like talking ln Arabic—he can't understand or won't. .
. . And, then, sometimes I think over
all he says—and wonder if he's right."
"Ive heard you say that before, too,"
said Paull, quietly.
"Y8e, but—see here, Paull, I've
scribbled, as father calls It since my
army service—and never sold a sentence. .'. No, not a comma! Think
how many bushels of grain father's
sold ln that time. . . no wonder he's
disgusted) no wonder he won't give
me a crown ... no wonder he begrudges board and lodging".
"Oh, no!"
Pauli got out the sliver and began to
set the table. She had herself well ln
hand now. But—if only her throat
didn't ache so—and back of her eyes.
"Carl, get me the blue plates,
He didn't stir; he watched her as
she moved lightly about the big battered table.   He said brooding:—
"If the play comes back—I put this
address on it as usual—telephone, will
you? And If father answers, Just say,
Tell Carl he left his rubbers."
Pauli laughed gently. The ache-
one didn't notice it so much, laughing.
She said, moving around to him.
"Dear Carl—I've said that so often!'
"I know, but I cant bear to have him
know. Oh, be knows I'm a failure,
right enough, but not haw many
Hate is a  times!"
"If I keep on saying you left your
rubbers he is bound to supect. No
living creature could have so many
rubbers Carl." She touched his arm,
looked up into his eyes, "Now, please,
the blue plates; I can't reach them."
Carl went toward the china cupboard
reached up, turned and said:—
"Well, father's always talking about
my lack of success; and It you, too,
talk long enough"	
"Ther'll be no dinner!" finished
Carl laid a stack of white plates on
the table before her. Paull sighed, ln
mock de&plar.
"Color blind?   Are they blue?"
They laughed and he returned the
rejected crockery to the cupboard and
reached again for the blue. Paull
watched him tenderly. Such an abstracted baby; such a single track
The door into tbe living room opened softly. A 'young; man entered,
blonde, broad-shouldered, narrow ln
flank and hip. A young man who carried a heavy awkward burden and
whose white teeth were clamped down
upon a peculiarly ancient and dishonorable pipe.   An Englishman.
Bruce ..Gordon tiptoed to the desk
with his curious oversize package. He
peered into the next room, listened to
the low murmur absorbed conversation, grinned boyishly and removed
the black coverings from bis burden
—a typewriter.
He sat down ln an old easy chair,
crossed his handsome legs and blew
the blue cloud ot pipesmoke in the
• direction of the dining room.  He could
"Yes,  he  does. . . . Paull,  if  the I see them both—and they didn't know
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play comes back, I'll never write an-
other line!"
"Carl! Carl! How often have you
said that, too!"
"Yes . . . it's Idiotic—and untrue.
I'll never quit—not while there's life
in my body. . . . Never! I'll give up
anything, everything to keep on writing—I'll give up what I want most"—
His voice halted, slurred, came to a
full stop. He hadn't meant to say It.
Had she understood? Had she realized all that he was implying? ....
that he'd give her up, too, for his work
if It need be? He'd never asked her
to marry him .... there had been no
demonstration between them, no tearing apart of the petals of the rose, no
shopworn exchange of clasp and kiss
. ... But she knew! And he knew!
And it was—silently but deeply understood that one day—some day—they
tw» .... And, now, what had he
said? That he must relinquish even
that unspoken dream for the sake of
this hunger that drove him? Had she
"Yes. You're rlgth, Carl—" and
went from him into the dining room.
Her throat hurt her, her eyes smarted; she busied herself with the things
on the sideboard. Right—he was right
—you couldn't harness a flame to domestic services—set It under a stove
and bid it cook! You couldn't tame
the wind and cage the starlight. If
—If things didn't go well, she'd make
him see that she understood he mini
give her up. Until they were both old
perhaps. Until he had won his laurels. Then, he'd come back to tier,
tired and at peace, to put his head
against the heart that coud never
close to cherish him. . . .
He followed her. . His next words
came In a little rush of emotion:—
"You believe in me Paull—and so
does Bruce, and your father. No one
else. Not even Fritzl nnd Mltzi—but
then Frtlzl's a Journalist and superior to every one.   I know!"
I shall, on MONDAY the 21»t day of
May, 1928, at the hour of ten o'clock
In the forenoon, at the Court-house In
the City of Cumberland, hold a sitting
of the Court of Revision for the purpose of revising the list of voters for
the said electoral district, and of hearing and determining any and all objections to the retention of any name
on the said list, or to the registration
as a voter ot any applicant for registration ; and for the other purposes s*et
forth In the "Provincial Elections
Dated at Cumberland, B.C., this 5th
day of April, 1928.
16-16, 19-20     Registrar of Voters,
Comox  Electoral  District.
he was there.    Carl's voice reached
him clearly.
"Where are the wine glasses?"
"There; but father and the others
take beer."
"My father doesn't! Not Ibe! He's
bringing some wine along; told me to
tell you."
"Bringing it—ln bis hands?"
- Paull's  laugh was like wine, like
sunlight,   like  trees  blowing In the
wind and birds singing.   The eavesdropper smiled1 In sympathy,
" No, or course not! He's sending
Jan with it. Father must have his beloved Karlowltzer, but, he'll only carry it Internally."
Bruce chuckled. Carl was In good
mood then.
Paull asked, over the minute crash
of plates and silver:—
"How is Jan? I haven't seen him for
"Just the same—a bundle of nerves
under that stolild, good servant mask.
He is a good servant, the best I ever
had—and he's my friend."
There was a little silence. Bruce
rose and went to the new typewriter
and surveyed It critically. Carl's
voice reached him:—
"Where's Bruce? Isn't it time he
"Yes. Perhaps he did, and went to
his room to study."
The listener smiled, picked up from
the desk the bit of sewing on which
"a nil had been engaged. He raised it
vith the embarrassed, naive air of an
englishman ln love to his tanned cheek
He heard Carl say:—
"Studying—after graduation?" And
Paull's laughing answer:—
"Well, so ihe says. I think he tried
to make excuses not to go back to
Bruce frowned smiled again, laid
back the sewing on the desk, took up
a newspaper and sat down, puffing
"I think so, too," said Carl with significance, a significance lost on Paull,
who answered him innocently:—
"Of coure he wants to Bee his mother
and his people, but It won't be easy tor
him to say goodby to his friends
"No," Carl answered, quite without
malice, but with even deeper portent,
"not easy—for Bruce or his friends."
"Four years," said Paull, "and all
the old asosclatlon besides. Why, he's
one of us. You remember that his father and mine were students together
in Munich. Father's devoted i to
"Father?" asked Carl.
"I, too. I'm very fond of him. Aren't
The newspaper rustled in the other
room. Bruce was listening hard again
for Carls answer. It came wholeheartedly:	
"Yes, he's the salt of the earth."
The tanned blonde skin flushed
Bruce dropped the newspaper, rapped
out his pipe. He raised his voice and
"I say—you two In there!"
(Continued on Pago five)
FRIDAY,   MAY   11th,   1928
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 1928
THE NORTH Shore Review, North Vancouver,
in an editorial in a recent issue recommends
the wearing of an all white canvas suit by
hunters.  The following is the editorial:
The British Columbia game board would be well-advised
to act upon the recommendation contained In the report
of the Grand Jury in conection with the Vancouver spring
assizes, with respect to regulations governing the attire
to be worn by big game hunters, lt Is doubtful, however,
whether the suggestion to wear red hats would meet the
situation. It is not distinctive enough. Red is a color
that blends too readily with the landscape.
Hunting in wooded country, where there are no regulations governing the costume to be worn, has become a
precarious pastime. The loss of life in British Columbia
every season as a result of nervous trigger fingers, is u
serious one. Alberta has solved the problem through
regulations making it compulsory for big game hunters to
wear an all-white canvas suit. Inlractlons of this game
law are dealt with by prompt prosecutions. The uniforms
are inexpensive, and to the first two years in which tho
law was operative, the number of accidental shootings
decreased eighty-two per cent. A similar law in this
province would doubtless have the effect of making the
woods safe for the huntsman .
Whilst we are of the opinion that some other
means of protecting hunters in British Columbia,
is a vital necessity, we do not think the adopting
of an all white canvas suit would solve the prob-;
lem in this Province. Hunting conditions in Alberts, in most cases, are totally different to hunting conditions in British Columbia. Fancy a man
all decked out in a nice white Canvas suit, hunting
over burnt over country. Inside an hour or two,
white would become black. Climbing over windfalls, and going through thick underbrush would
tear a white canvas suit in no time.
We are-absolutely convinced that the suggestion of the North Shore Review would not work
in B.C. We think a better plan would be to insist
on red hats and red coats and further, any hunter
snooting anything out of season should be jailed
without the option of a fine, the same apply to a
hunter shooting at and wounding another hunter.
During the last few years there has been far too j
many accidents during the hunting season and
now is a good time to bring in some drastic meas- j
ure and not wait until some unfortunate man is
sent on the long trail.
They know the English skipper may cry a "head! a head!"
And t'other like a kangaroo may toss a tail instead.
But cricketers can smile away the force of fortune's blow,
For a man's a man: however the luck may go.
To field upon a field of brick, to bowl beneath the blaze,
To bat and bat and bat for days and days and days,
And then to lose—there's something wrong—but no! but
no! but no!
The game's the game: howe'er the luck may go.
All men olive are cricketers ,and stand to face the odds,
And some will trust In cunning tricks and some in heathen
But you, my son, were born, and bred where what I say is
The game's the game: howe'er the luck may go.
Our countrymen of England who winter here at ease
And send abroad their cricketers to fight across the seas—
They long to win the rubber, but inwardly tliey know
The game's the game: howe'er the luck may go.
Henry Newbolt.
of the
Canadian Medical Association
Question concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered. Questions as to diagnosis and treatment will not be answered.
Dirt and Disease
There has always been an association between dirt and disease. In
their earliest days, health departments were ocupied in cleaning up
the towns and cities because it was
believed that disease bred in dirt.
We have learned that there is a
great difference ln various kinds of
dirt. The only dirt that is dangerous
is that which is contaminated by secretions of the human or animal body.
The reason, for this Is that the body
secretions carry away from tbe body
the disease germs which may be present ln lt.
[disease .Potatoes or apples, in rotting, give oil an offensive smell but
bad smells do not cause any disease.
The clean person, the one who con-
vers his coughs and sneezes with a
handkerchief, who keeps flies out of
his home, who washes his hands before he eats, is not going to live in. a
dirty, untidy place. The clean person
gets rid of dangerous dirt when he
gets rid of all dirt. This is why,
generally speaking, health and cleanliness go hand in hand.
Because a clean city or town, by
caring for all dirt, makes sure that
dangerous dirt is disposed of, because clean surroundings are a stim-
ultant to personal cleanliness and orderliness, and because cleanliness
makes for more comfortable and happier lives, all efforts towards securing and keeping a city or town clean
Tin cans are unsightly, but Un cans I are to be commended and should bo
are not in themselves going to cause  supported.
Eighteen Years
Ago   ,
Public Meetings Held Saturday
and Monday Nights Re
Since our last issue two public meetings have been held to discuss the
Sewrage By-law. On Saturday last
Mayor MacDonald took the choir at
a meeting In the City Hall, and explained the reason for the meeting
being called. Although the by-law
presented to the people authorized
the borrowing of $25,000 It was not
proposed to borrow anything like this
sum. The lowest tender for the work
was $20,100. Tlle government, however, bad promised $9,000 toward the
Installation at the system, and It
would not be necessary for the city to
raise more than $15,000. The Council
proposed to provide for Interest and
sinking fund by means of a frontage
tax of ten cents per foot. Those owning a half lot would be required to
pay 20 cents per front foot. This was
what the council proposed to do.    If
probably bogus. The mayor read the
telegram promising $9,000 Government aid, but Mr. Daniels was not
Dr. MacNaughton referred to the
necessity for a modern sewerage system from a sanitary point of view,
and considered that something of the
kind was absolutely necessary.
Mr. Blckle expressed the view that j
lt was no good to clean up the town I
until the Camp was first attended to.
Dr. MacNaughton believed that steps
would be taken to have a sewerage
Bystem Installed in the Camp bx the
Government; but, in any case, he did
not think that they should take an
example from a bunch of Orientals.
Mr. Bate thought that the ratepay
era were entttletl to more information
What was tho revenue that would be
derived from a frontage tax of ten
cents per foot?
The Mayor replied that tihe amount
was approximately $15,000, there being
253 sixty foot lots in the city. This
would provide for $900 Interest and
$600 sinking fund annually.
Mr. Bate thought that a clause
should he Inserted in the agreement
granting the city the privilege of repaying the loan at any time after five
years. Nanaimo had Insisted upon n
similar clause in their by-law. Had
the city any guarantee that the site
the question for two weeks was then-'
put an carried without a dissenting
.On Monday evening a second public
meeting was held, at which practically the same ground was covered,
The Mayor announced that the polling date had been postponed.
A short address was also made by
Mr. Sinclair, the contractor, who ex-1
pialned thoroughly the iworkingB of a j
septic tank system, and replied to a|
number of questions in regard thereto. ]
Wedding of Miss Piket and
Mr. McFarlane on Thursday last.!
A very pretty wedding was solemn-,
Ized in Cumberland at 8 o'clock on
Thursday evening at the Episcopal
Church by the Rev. Mr. Laffere, when
Miss Carrie Piket became the bride
of Mr. Neil UcFarlane.
The bride was most tastefully attired in a travelling dress of navy
blue, was attended by Miss Margaret
McKenzle while Mr. Robert Somervllle
supporetd the groom. The happy
couple left yesterday on a short honeymoon trip nn on their return will
take up their residence in Cumberland.
Rev. B. C. Freeman and family ar-j
rived this week to take charge of the |
Methodist Church.   He has been en-
gaged in missionary work for 17 years j
and can speak three Indian Languages
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman were tendered
a  reception  by  the  Ladles'  Aid
their arrival.
Him: And why do you call me your
little Pilgrim?"
Her: "Well, every time you call
oall you make a little progress."
anyone had any better suggestion to of the  proposed  septic  tanks  would
make the Council would be pleased to  not be sold?
consider it.
The Mayor stated, in reply to this,
To  BelfiistJilTcrpool-Gliisgow.
Athenia May 18, June 15, July 13.
Antonla May 25, June 22, July 20
Lctltln June 1, 21), July 27.
Andania June 8, July 6
To Pljmonth-Chprbourg-London.
Ausonla May 18, June 22, July 20.
Auranla June 1, June 29, July 27
Ascania June 8, July 7, Aug  3
Alaunia June 15, July 13, .Vi,g 10
To Queenstown nnd Liverpool.
Samaria May 19 Scythia May 26
To Cherbourg and Southampton.
'Mauretanla   May   23,   June   13,   30,
July 25
Aqultanla   May  30,   June  20,  July9,
August 1
Berengarla June 6, 27, July 16, Aug. 8
To Londonderry and Glasgow.
Transylvania May 26 California June 2
To Plymoatli-Huvre-London.
Tuscanla May 18      Carmanla May 25
Laconia June 10
Mr. Peacock expressed the opinion that the septic tanks would be situated
that if a frontage tax was the basis on one of their own streets. i To QueeIlstown mi _mp„ol.
of taxation it would not be legal to      Mr.  Daniels  wanted  the  date  of scythia May 27
charge the man with half a lot double polling  postponed  until  the  citizens!	
the regular rate, moreover it would be had more information and the rights
a hardship on the small man. of the city had been more effectively
Mr.  Daniels  defied the Council  to safe guarded,
make him pay as much for o half lot     The opinion was also forthcoming
as for a whole lot.    if the Govern- that the telegram read by the Mayor
ment demanded the installation of a was a fake, and that the members of
sewrage system here, they had better the Government were a d-
flrst sewer the camp.   He doubted the rogues,
sjenulness   of  the  telegram,  It  was     A motion to postpone the vote <M>lm«"_'o
Franconla January 15, 1929
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May 11th and 12th
The Shell Shocks they got in France were mild
compared to the She-Shocks they got when they
wandered into the Women's Battalion of Death.
Women to the right of them! Women to the left
of them!   It was an undress parade in No Man's Land
Special Added Attraction!!!
The Misses Frances arid Kathleen Moore, of
Courtenay, known as the
will appear in
on Friday and Saturday, between shows, 8.45 to 9.15
In addition to the Moore Sisters and the Feature
Picture, we will show a special Comedy
"Last Word in Married Life"
The Collegians in 'The Winning Punch"
and Weekly News
at the usual week-end prices "•PS
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Heinz Tomato Ketchup, per hot 31c
Libby's Tomato Catsup, per bot 24c
Clark's Tomato Catsup  27c
Heinz Worcestershire Sauce per bot  35c
Heinz Worcestershire Sauce, per bot 45c
Heinz Salad Cream, per bot 35c
Heinz Prepared Mustard, per Jar 25c
Jams and Jellies
Strawberry Jam, 4 lb tin   85c
Peach Jam, 4 lb tin  75c
■ Blueberry Jam, 4 tb tin   76c
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Crlsco 1 lb tins   29c
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Canned Fruits
Sliced and Crushed Pineapple OB.
Plats, 2 tor 90}>
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Royal City Raspberries, 2s   35c
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Singapore Sliced Pineapple   18c
Del Monte Fruit Salads, Is  35c
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Canned Vegetables
Quaker Corn, on cob, large tin .... 36c
Royal Purple Peas, size 4  19c
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Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2s   16c
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Libby's Dill Pickles   25c
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Campbell's Tomato Soup, tin   15c
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Saloda Tea, per lb    85c
Blue Ribbon Coffee, per lb  70c
Malkln's Best Coffee, per lb  70c
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Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb  65c
Fry's Cocoa, pe rtin  30c
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Tillson's Bran, per pkg  23c
Red Arrow Biscuits, per pkg  23c
Christie's Cream Sodas, per tin   48c
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"The Enemy "
(Continued trom Page Three)
Paull and Carl appeared simultaneously ln the doorway and stared at
their friend.. Paul! said:—
"How long have you been there?
Listeners never bear well of them-
"I know. But I tried to penetrate
through your oloudllke absorption.
You know Professor Muller told us
that overdevelopment ot one organ
means underdevelopment of another.
It It because you two talk so much
that you can't smell?"
"Thanks for tbe lecture, Doctor,"
said Carl, laughing; just what does
it mean?"
"I've been smoking like a locomotive."
Paull came into the room and lifted
her father's pipe from the top ot the
bookcase.   She said scornfully:—
"In a roundhouse always tull of
locomotives! I never get this room
aired of the smoke in It. It's a permanent thing. One pipe more or less
doesn't make any new impression you
"As for that," said Ca.nl, "what's the
Idea of playing htde-in-a-corner? Paull
thought you were studying."
"I was," ssdl Bruce, lazily. "Mathematics. I was trying to figure out this
nest little problem—If it takes one
person ten minutes to set a table, how
many hours does it take two?"
He had risen, stood there looking
at them, careless and blonde and
friendly.   Carl shook a fist at him.
"Oh, shut up! Feeling comic this
noon?   What's the news anyway?"
"None. ..."
Paull had seen the typewriter. She
looked al Bruce eagerly and as he
nodded her face broke Into smiling.
She looked at the unconscious Carl
and raised her eyebrows at his blindness. She was on tiptoe with eagerness and unselfish pleasure.
Carl came toward his friend, looked
Indifferently at the newspaper Bruce
had dropped to the floor.
"Of course. Reading yesterday's
paper will never keep you in touch
with the news Bruce.' ....
Bruce stooped to pick the paper up
from the carpet. He answered, smiling:—
"I suppose so, I was looking over
some stuff of Frltzi's—wondering iwhy
on earth things that seem silly when
a man says them are almost Impressive In print." He threw the newspaper on the desk and added, "Now
yesterday Fritzl said"	
HIb little trick had succeeded. In-
vountarily, Carl's eyes had followed
the newspaper. They widened. . .His
mouth opened, shut, opened again to
"There's—there's  a  typewriter!"
Paul! laughed out and clapped her
hands together, but Bruce, looking extremely, puzzled asked:—
"But—there! On the desk! Where
did It come from?"
Bruce glanced at Paul! and sighed
patiently: He said, with exaggerated
"Dear old chap, typewriters don't
come, you know. They don't walk upstairs and ring tho bell and send ln a
card! Not they. . . I'm not much of
a Sherlock, but from the evidence at
hand I should deduce that some one
brough the thing ln"—
Carl looked from one to the other.
He approached the little, squat, black
beast of the machine, regarded its
shining white teeth.   He asked:—
"But who?"
Paul! came close to him. She said,
with mock exasperation:—
"Idiot! Whoe birthday is lt, or were
we all mistaken?"
The swift color rose'to Carl's face
He said, as hysterical as a child with
delight, unbelief, with the sense of
dreams come true.
She deliberately misunderstood him.
She pointed shook her little head and
corrected him:—
"No, not Pauli—Bruce!"
Carl covered the few steps between
himself and the young Englishman in
one stride. He shook him ln bis
"You didn't! You couldn't How in
the world did you know?"
Bruce detached himself gravely and
began to feel his arm tenderly.
"Not so fast ,8on. You'll cripple me.
How did I know? Oh, a little bird
told me. No, a great bird, named Carl
—a parrot of a Carl who has been
going about from dawn to dusk, week
in, week out, wailing, 'If only I had a
Carl bent over the machine. He
said:— "If father ever sees this he'll
take an apoplexy. He'd call it leading me on the path of destruction,
Anyway, it's mine. And ot an American make, too!"
Bruce picked up a piece ot paper
from tihe desk.   He said, soothingly:—
"Of course. /Let him try to take it.
He'd have to send Jan to carry it
away, and we'd fix Jan. Here let me
show you how the thing works."
Carl took the paper from his friend's
"No, sir; I'll write the first words.
What shall they be?"
"Thanks to Bruce?" Pauli suggested.
Carl turned, flung out a hand, touched Bruce's shoulder.
"No I've no words for that. He understands. But, see here, the first
words written on my own type writer
are very Important. I'll always remember them."
"Try 'Now is the time for all good
men to come to the aid of, "—began
Bruce, laughing.
"Hush don't make fun.   What shall
it be, Pauli?"
But Paull shook her head.
"I cant imagine. Oh, Carl, it's wonderful that you have lt—the wrist
watch I gave you Is nothing ln comparison to that."
Carl held up his wrist with the
watch strapped to lt.   He said:—
"Nothing? When, you've given me
all eternity, here at my hand?"
"I'll give you a real gift," said Paull
suddenly. "Ittl type your play for you
—I know how—and we'll send lt to a
She stopped.   She had forgotten.
Continued Next Week
In the endeavor to determine the
practability of caponlzing both Barred
Rock and Leghorn cockerels and carrying them over until the Christmas
market, an experiment was carried on
at the Poultry Division of the Central
Experimental Farm.
In this experiment one pen of forty
Barred Rocks and one of forty White
Leghorns, canonized at ten weeks of
age were contrasted with pens of
cockerels of the same age and carried
under similar conditions. It was
found that the value of the Leghorns
as broilers (11 weeks) was 22 cents
and of the Barred Rocks 42 cents.
The cost of feed was roughly 16 cents
per bird leaving a profit over feed of
7 cents and 34 cents respectively, an
amount not sufficient in the case of
the Leghorn Cockerels, to offset the
cost of labor, depreciation, equipment
etc. The prices allowed were 16 cents
and 25 cents per pound for the light
and heavy breeds respectively, these
being the ruling prices paid ln Ontario during the past season.
On the other hand, the value of
these same birds as capons at twenty-
seven weeks of age was 81.48 and
$2.73 per bird respectively . The feed
cost per bird was 66 cents for Leghorns and 78 cents for Barred Rocks,
leaving a profit over cost of feed of
93 cents and $1.95 per bird respectively. The values allowed for capons
were 35 cents per pound for Leghorns
and 40 cents per pound for Barred
Rocks, being the actual quoted prices
of a large Montreal produce Arm. By
deducting the profit over cost of feed
as broilers the total profit over feed
and over the amout obtainable by set
ling as broilers is found to be 86 cents
for the Leghorns and $161 for Barred
In view of the above figures it '.s
tbe individual poutry keeper to decide
Geometry May Be Put
To Surprising
Jean was the despair of her geometry^ instructor. The simplest problems, that were child's play in his
opinion, were nightmares to her young
mind. It he could only see her now
he would be surprised that she had
put her scanty knowledge of diagonals
and triangles to such practical and
charming use. Her frock is a chic
study in crepe satin. The crepe side
is used for the upper part of the blouse
and the shiny surface used for the
skirt, the lower part of the bodice and
sleeves. The snug belt and stitched
pleats defllne the slim hlpline so Important to the youthful slhouette. This
model would be smart for summer
wear In printed silk with the top part
of blouse and sleeves made of plain
color to match the figure in the material. (Copyright, 1928, by Butterick)
whether lt would be .profitable to capon Ize or to cater to the broiler market. It Is a matter of choosing between a profit over cost of feed of 7
cents per bird os broilers, or 86 cents
per bird as capons in the cose of the
Leghorns and between 34 cents and
$1.61 in the case of the Barred Rocks,
taking into consideration the amount
of land required, the labor epxended
May 22 to Sept. 30
(Return Limit Oct. 31st)
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Enjoy the privileges Canadian
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Our sleeping and dining service
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let Canadian National plan your
trip "Back East" this Summer.
Enjoy a short stopover at Jasper Park
or Minaki or „t any
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Choose Your
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Hall all the way or
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land is Iblessed with a bountiful sup-
equipment and any other costs Incidental to carrying the (birds over to
be marketed as capons. Willie It
might not pay the commercial poultry-
man with high priced land and United
space and time, It might on the other
hand be very profitable for tho farmer
to caponlze since the birds would
probably have free range and require
very little attention. The factor of
proximity to a market sufficiently
large to cause a demand for high class
poultry Is also of great Importance. __
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The~Most Beautiful Love Story of all Time
A Picture that your Memory will Cherish for ever!
Owing: to the High Rate of Film Rental for this Stupendous Production,
with a cast of 150,000 and which cost $4,000,000 to produce, it will be
necessary to raise the price of adi lission for Adults, 75c and Children, 35c
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A few big moments j
in the world's     j
greatest show     j
The Star of Bethlehem
Jerusalem Restored
Meeting of Ben-Hur and Esther   j
Fall of the House of Hur        j
The Well at Nazareth !
Thrilling Galley Scene :
The Steeds of Araby
Great Betting Scene of
The Cirucus Maximus
Messala Wrecks the Greek       !
Esther Finds Mother and :
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The Happy Reunion of
Ben-Hur and Esther j
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
May 14, 15, 16
Adults 75^
Children  35<>
: You will gasp at the
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Gaiety Theatre
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
May 17, 18, 19
Adults 75ȣ
Children   35£
One show only each night at 8 o'clock j    One show only each night at 8 o'clock
aia^M FRIDAY, MAY 11th,  1928
Work Is progressing very favorably
with the erection ot the new hall for
the Native Sons ot Canada. The concrete is completed and the timber for
the floor joist for the dance hall is
to the plans is a balcony eighteen
feet wide and the full length ot the
building, access to which will be
through-French doors from the dance
The Beauty of Spring in the Land of the Maple Leaf
now being put In place.   An addition I hall.
"How Permalak
does transform
Whether it be a chair,
a table, a pair of book
ends, a vase or a kiddy
car, Permalak will give
it new beauty. A wide
array of colors to choose
from, including the
most brilliant tones.
Permalak is easy to
apply and satisfactory
in its results. It gives
a beautiful, lustrous
finish. And it dries in
no time.
Junior C.G.I.T. Nursing
Classes Completed.
Tuesday of this week was tbe finish
| of the home nursing classes which
, the Junior C.G.I.T. have been receiving from Miss Sehl. matron ot the
Cumberland General Hospital. Thirteen of the girls passed the examination, the three gaining the highest
marks being: Mairy Beverldge, 84;
Edna Watson, 83; Chrissie Robertson,
82. To each of these Miss Sehl gave
a beautiful eversharp pencil.
The girls finished up the evening
with a weiner feed, the treat of Mi38
Feeling at Home
The wild turkeys that have been
Introdued lo the game farm at Elk
I Lake are becoming quite at home, and
j tlready those In  charge report that
j thoy arc laying, so that the possibility
of enlarging Ihe flock Is very favor-
able.   The breeding of tlle native Am-
I ericon turkey In a domestic way U
not a difficult matter, and has been
I practiced   in   Eastern   Canada   wltn
! good results for many years,
| According to local sportsmen, wild
turkeys are to ho Introduced into this
district in, the near future and the
success of the venture at Elk Lake
■ will be watched with great Interest by
local hunters.
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prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
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Cpring is a resurrection of nature,
13 and human nature also awakens
to new hopes. A story of a benig
season is given when the rising of
the sap signalizes the budding of
the tree, when the rivers sing a
song of freedom and the birds add
their songs to the voices of little
children in streets or country lanes.
Though Spring and beauty can
be found anywhere, it is in the
country that it is ideal. Here one
can watch the tilling of the soil,
the plowing and planting that the
earth may yield for the needs of
man. Nova Scotia is delightful,
for there the bustle and stress of
our modern era does not exist. It
is a part of that ancient country
of Acadia, and it is one of the.
most beautiful provinces in the
Dominion of Canada. There is no
part of Nova   Scotia   more   per
meated with poetic legend and historic lore than the Annapolis Valley, Windsor, Grand Pre and Gas-
pereau. They were centres of
events in the early history of the
North American continent, for
French explorers visited this section as far back as 1604.
Quebec Province in spring is
equally lovely, and especially the
rural districts near the fortified
Old World city of Quebec, Old
Norman farm houses sprawl along
country streets for miles, Wayside shrines are many In this devout province. Glimpses are had
through quaint courtyards or narrow galleries of women at their
spinning wheels. Here, as in sections of Nova Scotia, time la apparently not fought for u elsewhere.
Quebec is lovely   In   May, es
pecially during the Canadian Folk
Song and Handicraft Festival, to
be held this year from May 24-28.
At the Chateau Frontenac one is
transported into past decades,
seeing the work of the habitants
as they ply their shuttles of distaffs. The musical programmes
are those of the early French
Canadians, habitant melodies,
brought over originally by the
French of, early days.
It is refreshing in this age to
have a little of the peace of tb*
old world, and Quebec is impregnated with an atmosphere of romance and pastoral beauty. Spring
days quicken the wanderlust, and
with the first notes of the meadow
lurk and robin the country attracts, and "Only the call of the
long white road to the far horizons
wall" lures and beckons to the unknown places, beautiful in Spring,
Into my garden came a pup; now my
radish seeds are up.
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till the amount of money expended by'
Americans abroad reaches the c.'los-'
sal sum of a thousand million dollars!
a year, if the volume ot United States I
tourist travel continues to grow at'
anything like its recent rate." says'
Hen. Charles Stewart, Canadian Minister of the Interior. He quotes the
United States Department of Com-;
mcrce to the effect that the outlay of
American tourists in 1926 was roundly $761,000,000, which Is nearly twice
as much as the Canadian Government j
collects ln tax revenues In an ordinary year.
Of those millions, Canada, situated i
so close, and with attractions both)
many and varied, gets a good share, j
At present, tourists bring the Dominion a revenue of $260,000,000 n year
and much of this comes from the l'n
Ited   States.    Mr.   Stewart   sees   n<
Red Top Relief Valves. $7 each
This is a Mrin. valve for use on domeatic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES J Nlght calls: 134X Courte"a>'
I Office: 169 Cumberland.
reason why the figure should not be
doubled in the next ten years, and the
Canadian National Hallways have ample evidence that tlle business Is Increasing by leaps and bounds.
Tourists from the United State*
have long since discovered the beauties ot Jasper National Park—which
Is the largest national park In the
world—and every year sees them enjoying this resort in the Canadian
Ilockles In great numbers. The park
exceeds 5,000 miles In area. In the
midst of It stands a beautiful hotel
with all the comforts of civilization
and, hard b>'. planned and executed
by experts, ties a golf course unique
among golf courses, eighteen holes
surrounded by the splendor of high
mountains. Jasper Park Lodge Is not
a hotel In the ordinary sense of the
word. It consists of a main building
and a number of bungalows built, to
bo In keeping with Its surroundings,
ot native stone and logs. The doings
at Jasper are many and range from «
quiet enjoyment of the scenery to tho
more strenuous golfing, tennis, riding
climbing and hiking.
Canadian Briefs
For the conveyance of mall In Canada, 37,547 miles of railways are used
of which 22,000 miles belong to the
Canadian National Railways. The
mail mileage used daily by the Post
j Office Department is 128,499.
Nineteen carloads of beef oattle,
j 418 iheads, were shipped recently from
Ashcroft, British Columbia, on the
Canadian National Railways, to Toronto, Ontario. This was the largest
shipment of cattle from that part of
British Columbia to eastern Canada.
. The total stand of timber in Canada, including all species, both hardwood and soft wood, and without regard to their accessibility, is placed
at 242.127.000,000 cubic feet.
!    During the last year a total of 456
new    manufacturing    establishments
! were located on the lines of the Canadian National Railways. These new
plants Involved a capital expenditure
of more than $44,000,000. In addition
103 concerns already located on the
lines of the National System made
additions to their plants at an estimated expenditure of $29,000,000.
In a recent article on Canada, Irving Fisher. Professor of Economics,
Yale Unlveristy. stated: "Canada Is
■increasing her agricultural wealth.
Farm production amounting to $1,700-
000,000 during 1927 was accompanied
by the second largest wheat crop."
More than 400.000,000 bushels were
To Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Mcarns, of
Esquimau Inee Alice Williamson) on
the 8th inst, a son.
The Board of Stewards to Cumberland United Church met at tlle -horn"
of Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton. on
Monday evening of. this week. Mr.
Alex Henderson was In the chair. It
was decided that the Church be re-
Terrible Eczema
Goes Quickly
Strong, Powerful Yet Safe, Surgeon's   Prescription   Called
Moone's Emerald Oil Has
Astonished Physicians
Here Is a surgeon's wonderful prescription now dispensed by pharmacists at trilling cost, that will do more
towards helping you get rid ot unsightly spots and skin diseases than
anything you've ever used.
In skin diseases Its action is little
less than magical. The itching of
eczema is instantly stopped; the
eruptions dry up and scale off In a
very few days. The same Is true of
barbers' itch, salt rheum and other
Irritating and unsightly skin troubles.
You can obtain Moone's Emerald
Oil In the original bottle at any modern drug store. It is safe to use, and
failure ln any of the aliments noted
above Is next to Impossible. All druggists can supply you at any time.
Tread if
When Firaitcna engineers wera
developing the Balloon Tire the/
found it necrnitary to design a tread
altogether different from that required by High Pressure Tires.
The Firestone tread was not designed with -nri>e. massive projections for appearance or to males
plausible idles argument. On the
contrary, the projections of the
cross-and-squorc tread are small
and the rider strips narrow, permitting the tread to yield to irregularities and cling to the road, giving tha
greatest non-skid surface. This
tough, pliable tread has the wear-
resisting qualities that give thousands of extra miles of service and
save you money.
Your nearest Firestone Dealer
will gladly nupply your needs and
give you the better service that goes
with these better tires.
Hamilton, Ontnrio
Firestone BuiMi the Only Gum-Dipped Tires
Local Dealers PAGE EIGHT
Ladies' Millinery—Take your choice of any hat in our
Millinery  Department at  a  reduction  of  10 %,  no
reserve, take any hat you like at a saving of ten cents
on every dollar.
For Saturday and Monday every coat on our racks will
be free to your inspection and at a saving of 10',""
or ten cents on every dollar, the Season is just beginning so make your saving now.
About 15 in the lot made of a good quality QQp
Crepe and most sizes, priced at each    *70l/
Ladies' Dresses in Silks Georgettes and Spun including
all our new lines, will be offered for Saturday and
Monday at the above Reduction of ten per cent or ten
cents on every dollar, make your choice early, as we
have a good assortment of these dresses for your
For the two days, Saturday and Monday, we will offer
any Boys' Bloomer suit in our store at a reduction of
20% smart good lines including Navy Serges, etc.,
snap a new suit for the Boy at the above saving.
For Your Money's Worth — For Good Service
For Smart New Lines
Cumberland Personals
Shop Here for
the 24th and
Save Money
Ladies' Coats .... $12.50 up
Dresses   $4.95 up
In all the Wanted Styles and
Materials, at prices that can't
be beaten—come in and see
Boys Caps at Special Prices    mMery ,n A„ FashionB
from   7&<? up Latest Designs, New Colors,
.,   ,   „ .        . „       .        including the New Lindy and
Men's Hats and Caps m a     Scarf Sets priced fro_
good assortment.... $2.75 up        $1% to ffifiQ
Special Orders get Strict Attention—No Two Alike
—Our Policy—
Styles, Qualities and Prices
This is the store Cumberland needs
Come and see us
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144 fjg Mill St., Courtenay
Agent In Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and aU Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
Charlie Dalton
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Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
The Girls' Talent Club met at the
vicarage on Tuesday evening of this
week to complete work for their stajl
at the tea and sale of work held Wednesday in the Anglican Church Hall.
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The Rev. Corker, ot Comox, was tha
preacher at Holy Trinity Church last
Sunday evening.
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Mrs. Earl Fletcher and children, of
Nanaimo, are the guests ot Mrs. R. A.
Robertson, West Cumberland.
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The Rev. B. 0. Robathan travelled
to Parksville Wednesday of this week.
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The church council to Holy Trinity
Church met at the vicarage on Tuesday evening ot this week, it being the
regular menthly meeting.
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Mr.   Hocking,  ot  Victoria,  was
business visitor to Cumberland during the week.
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A tennis tea was held on Thursday
afternoon on the verandah ol the
home of Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton
given by Mrs. Stacey and Miss Partridge.
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Mr. Stewart, of Victoria, representative of the Columbia Paper Company
was a visitor to Cumberland on Tues
e    e    *
The many friends of Dick Rae. of
Union Bay, will be sorry to hear that
he is a patient at the Cumberland General Hospital.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. Norman and daughter, and Mr. Norman, Sr., of Vtctorla.
are visiting Mrs. Norman's parents
Mr. and Mrs. E. Hughes. While in
town they are the guests of Miss An
nle Haywood.
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The Young People's Society of Cum-
iberland United Church played the
three act comedy, "Mrs. Briggs of the
Poultry Yard," at Headquarters on
Wednesday evening of this week, th
visit being quite successful, financially
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Mr. Creelman, of Winnipeg" Man.,
passenger traffic manager of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian National Steamships was a visl
tor to Cumberland Thursday.
Mrs. MacNaughton- entertained at
the tea hour on Monday of this week
Mrs. Frame entertained at tea on
Tuesday  afternoon.
Tennis Tea Wednesday.
The Cumberland Tennis Club ten
will be held at the home ot Mrs. MacNaughton on Wednesday, May 16,
MrB. Cope and Miss Jean MacNaughton will serve tea from 4 to 6.30 p.m.
Are You     Q
Entertaining *
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Cream
Sponge, Golden Brown Doughnuts, Girdle Scones, Meat Pies.
Union Hotel
Cumberland, B. C-
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
B. YATES, Proprietor
Phone 15 Phone 15
Mr. 0. A. McNicholl, ot Vancouver,
general passenger agent Canadian National Steamships was a visitor to
Cumberland on Thursday.
a    »    a
Mr. A. P. Chapman, Junr., of Victoria, general agent of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway visited Cumberland1 during the week.
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Mr. C. F. Earle, district passenger
agent of the Canadian National Railways, of Victoria, was a business visitor to Cumberland on Thursday.
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Mr. and Mrs. James Murray and
daughter motored to Nanaimo at the
week end.
Mother's Day Service
Cumberland United Church
Sunday Evening at 7 p.m., May 13th
The Service will be in charge of the
Canadian, Girls in Training. Special
music and adrdesses, suitable for the
occasion.   Everyone cordially Invited.
Come and wear a flower in honor of
the beBt mother that ever lived—your
mother.   ,
Ladies' Bridge Club Meets.
The Cumberland Ladies' Bridge Club
metat the home of Mrs. L. R. Stevens
on Friday evening of last week. Four
tables of bridge were played the
prize winner for the afternoon being
Mrs. Alan Nunns. A dainty tea was
served by tbe hostess.
Among those present were5; Mesdames Bryan, Clinton, Mumford, Graham, Dick, Nunns, Shortt, Murray,
Cope. Cameron, Conway, MacNaughton, Hicks and Misses Tarbell, Sehle
and Burrows.
Specials for Pay Day
Peach Jam
4 lt> tins
Plum Jam.
4 lt> tins
Strawberry Jam'   r7J»
4 lb tins I OC
Cherry Jam
4 lb tins
Singapore Pineapple, 7 tins for $ 1.00
Quaker Peaches, 2Vs>s, 3 tins for  $1.00
Royal City Pork & Beans, 7 tins for f 1.00
Heinz Tomato       OK/»   Loganberries, 2s     QCf»
Soup, 2 tins ior-.AVl'       4 tins for  Out
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71
Entertains at Supper Party.
Mrs. J. L. Brown entertained ata
delightful supper party on Wednesday
evening of this week In honor of her
daughter 'Mrs. C. Hitchens of Wood
Fibre. Twelve guests sat down to a
beautifully appointed table, decorated
with tulips and candles.
Following the supper the guests enjoyed a social evening and were entertained by Mr. Douglas Baird who
rendered several piano soIob.
Those present Included: Mrs. Sarah
Brown, Mrs. C. Hitchens, Mrs. J. C.
Brown, Mrs. Dick Coe, Mrs. H. Brown
Mrs. Joe Dallos, Mies Sadie Brown,
Mrs. M. M. Brown, Mrs. Shrader, of
Richmond, Calif., Mrs. Vaughan and
Mrs. McRae.
BIRTH—To Mr. aud Mrs. A. N.
Mortimer, ot Powell River, on Wednesday, May 9th, at the Cumberland
General Hospital, a eon.
Tenders Wanted
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned up and until Saturday,
May 19 at 6 p.m., for the shingling ot
the Cumberland United Church, Cumberland, B.C.
Material to be used; XXX Shingles
and Galvanized Shingle Nails, allowing W to the weather.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
P. 0. Box 275
Sec'y Trustee Board,
Cumberland United Church
We don't know it all
But we do claim to know quite a lot about the
Butchering Business, after spending a great
many years at the game. We try to live up
to our slogan, "The Store That Appreciates
Your Patronage," and can lay claim to carrying the finest quality meats in the district.
No Order too small • • - None too large
Prime Local Beef can always be obtained here
City Meat Market
'The Store That Appreciates Your Patronage"
Telephone HI        WE DELIVER       Telephone HI
How the Scotchman Won
A prominent Scotchman while talking to a friend about one of his many
angling expeditions up Puntledge Lake
told the following story:
"It is remarkable," he said, "how
mean some people are. On my last
Ashing trip I had with me two chaps
who evidently v ere familiar with my
reputation for landing fish. Betore
starting one ot them made the suggestion that the first one who caught
a ilsh must treat the crowd. •
"I agreed to this and  we started
Now, don't you know, both those fellows had a bite right off the reel, hut
they were both too mean to pull up."
"I suppose you lost, then," remarked the friend. -,
"Oh, no," replied the Scotchman.
"I didn't have any bait on my hook."
Mr. Ames Goard, of Goard Bros,
Piano Tuners, will be ln the district
on or about May 14th. Please 'phone
orders to Mrs. P. Sadler, 'phone 347,
or Strand Cafe, care Mr. Sadler.
What a treat
What a treat
Comox Jersey Ice Cream
in brick or bulk
The sweet, cooling, tasty COMOX JERSEY ICE
CREAM is the most delightful of desserts. For every
occasion—parties, dinners, banquets, lawn parties,
picnics, or as a cooler before bed-time, you'll want
Obtainable at your favorite vendors
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