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The Cumberland Islander Feb 17, 1928

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 See "Not for
umberland Islander
At the
This Week-end
With which 1* consolidated the Cumberland Xewa.
Imperials Win
Easily Over Hub
City Players
Inter • Club   Gaines   Produced
Good Sport.   Imperials Prove
Strong for Hub City
One feature of the badminton games
at the Imperial Pavilion, Royston, on
Saturday afternoon last was the defeat of one of the district's strongest
mixed doubles In the persons of Mr.
and Mrs. F, R. Shenstone. On the last
visit of Parksville to the district this
strong pair of players suffered defeat
and for the Nanaimo players to repeat
on Saturday hist conveys the Impression that either F. R. and his partner
are not playing their usual game or
that other players are showing vastly
Improved form.
Owing to other engagements one or
two of the Imperial lady players were
unable to take part In the games ot
Saturday last. Tb fill one of the vacancies, Mies Doro'jhy Maxwell, a first
year player was brought In and partnered with Mju. J. Ledingham won
the ladles, doubles set, and also In
company with Mr. H. Idiens, won
their mixed doubles set.
Imperials won thirteen Of the eighteen games played and scored 60S
points as against five games tor Nanaimo and 381 points. Following Is
a complete list of the scores with Imperial players names first In each instance:
Capt. Ash and H. Stewart defeated
Blunt and Carter, 15-5, 6-16, 15-8;
Shenstone and T Graham defeated
Beevor-Potts and Huxtahle, 11-15,
16-12, 15-10; Ledingham and J. Idiens
defeated Robertson and Burton, 15-5,
Mrs. Shenstone and Miss MacKinnon lest to Mrs. Lane and Miss Rogers,
2-16, 15-10, 4-15;- Mrs. Falrburn and
Miss Blckle defeated Miss Jessop and
Miss Hodgson, 15-6, 16-3; Mrs. Ledingham and Miss Maxwell defeated]
Mrs. Carter and Miss Boothroyd, 8-15,
16-12, 15-7.
Ash and Miss MacKinnon lost to Blunt
and Mrs. Lane, 9-15, 10-15; Graham
and Miiss Blckle lost to Carter and
Mrs. Carter, 15-5, 4-15, 13-15; Shenstone and Mrs. Shenstone lost to
Beevor-Potts and Miss Rogers, 14-15,
,15-13, 7-15; J. Idiens and Mrs. Fair-
burn defeated Huxtable and Miss
Jessop, 16-8, 11-15, 15-10; Ledingham
and Mrs. Ledingham defeated Robertson and Miss Hodgson, 15-3, 16-0;
H. Idiens and Miss Maxwell defeated
Burton and Miss Boothroyd, 15-5,16-6.
H. Idiens defeated Carter, 15-6,
15-12; T. Graham defeated Huxtable,
Mrs. Shenstone defeated Mrs. Carter
11-3,11-0; Miss MacKinnon defeated
Miss Hodgson, 11-0,11-1; Miss Bicklc
defeated Mrs. Lane, 11-6, 11-10; Mrs.
Falrburn lost to Miss Rogers, 6-11,
Ladies'Bridge Club jCricket Field
Alterations Started
The Cumberland Ladies' Bridge club
met ait the Nurses' recreation room on
Thursday evening last. The prizewinner was Mrs. W. H. Cipe. Dainty
refreshments were served by the hostesses Miss Sehl and Miss Burrows.
Amang those present were: •
Mrs. G. W. Clinton, Mrs. W. H. Cope,
Mrs. H. Bryan, Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton, Mrs. E. R. Hicks; Mrs. E. Robinson
Mrs. A. Nunns, Mrs. T. Graham, Mrs.
J. Shortt, Mrs. L. R. Stevens, Mrs. J.
Conway, Miss M. Tarbell, Mrs. Eadle,
Mrs. Cameron and Mrs Ross.
Local Club Expect to Have Good
Pitch Ready By End
of April
Work on the "Y" ground commenced on Wednesday afternoon
when the Cumberland Cricket Club
engaged Mr. Preston Bruce to make
necessary repairs which will ensure
a playing pitch for the coming sum-
After considering the work to
Auditing Tender Goes
To Dick and Mcintosh
Cumberland   City   Fathers
Regular Session
Cronies Hold
be done from every angle, the committee decided to accept the proposition of Mr. Bruce and Mr. Pinch.
These two gentlemen have given the
! secretary of the club every assurance
Excellent SocialCaMi C^ **tor p,,y
  I    The club received permission from
Veterans' Hall Scene of. Merry | the  Canadian  Collieries  to  use  the
Throng Saturday  Last j ground and hope to make the coming
  ! season  an  outstanding  one.    There
The   Cumberland   Cronies'   Burns, | are a lot of old time cricketers in the
Club  held  another  very   successful I town and the executive of the club
have been amazed at the number ot
Intention of joining. At present the
club boasts about fifteen fully paid
members, all old time cricketers, and
with a number Intending joining during the next few weeks, prospects for
at least two teams In Cumberland look
But Not By   Order   ot the Fisheries
Just after being filled from the scow
the big fuel oil tank ot the Thomsen
& Clark Co., at their wharf at Deep
Bay, collapsed on Wednesday of last
week. One of the men had been up
on the tank In connection with the
work of filling it, had just descended
and was about ten feet away when,
without any warning the piling apparently gave way and the tank fell,
spreading the oil over the waters of
the bay. The ducks and gulls on the
water at the time and any that have
since come In have had their feathers
and wings so Impregnated with the
oil that they are unable to fly. Fishermen, some of whom were on the
water at the time and saw the tank
collapse, say that since the oil has
been on the water they have been unable to catch any fish at all and have
had to suspend operations.
whist drive and dance at the Veterans' Hall on Saturday evening last
when some eighteen tables were In
play. Refreshments were served on
the conclusion of cards by the energetic ladies' committee of the Cronies
and the prize winners Inthe whist announced as follows: Ladles' first, Mrs. j rosy. Tne members on the roster ot
Johnston, second, Mrs. Contl; Gent's., tne l0luD a,t present are Rev, g. 0, Ro-
lirst, Mr. T. Brown, second Mrs. Mor- j captain; J. Vernon-Jones, J. Ledlng-
lello (substituting). | _anli T H Mumford, L. R. Finch, J.
  j Quinn, Alan R. Nunns, J. V'aughan, C.
Jack Wi 11 iams    ! "riVT £ Br'hman"R-Good-
all, R. T. Brown, S. Gough.   Amongst
W/i*tcT,rkH*»rt_i*M_»ris-|the 'n«w_comers t0 cricket who have
W lllO 1 UUrilalllClll  already joined, or who have signified
  j their Intention of joining, might be
Competitions  at   Athletic   Club: mentioned, H. Jackson, R. Bennle, 3.
Keenly Contested j Jones, Preston Bruce, Matt Stewart,
i D. Lockhart, J. Fellowes, G. Buttress,
The checkers and Crib tournaments j whilst Mr. J. L. Coates and Mr. G.
conducted at the Athletic Club tlhts | Apps Joined the olub as official um-
wlnter had been most successful, the; Pire ___ official scorer, respectively,
various players taking a keen Interest j Anyone desirous of joining is asked
In all the games. The checkers tourn-1 to get In touch with the secretary, Mr.
ament finished at the week-end, re- j j, Vernon-Jones, P.O. Box579, Cum-
sults being announced as follows: J. berland, or any of the members above
Williams, 112 points; W. McMillan, mentioned.
110 points; J. Dallos, 107 points; R.
Freeburn, 104 points; T. H. Williams
103 points; R. Coe, 101 points; H.
Waterfleld, 96 points; H. Jackson, 93
points; G. Williams, 91 points; W.
Simpson, 82 points. Mr. Williams was
presented with the first prize, Mr. Mc-
mlllan, the second.
So great has the Interest In checkers been this winter that another tournament is contemplated, entries for
which are now being taken at the
Club by the secretary, Mr. T. Robertson.
The cr'b competitoln was also
brought to a close at the week end,
Tom Carney being adjudged the winner, with second prize going to Hugh
Cumberlanders Invade
Roystonite's Home
A very enjoyable surprise party was
he'd on Thursday evening of last
week when about twenty-live Cumberland people visited Miss M. B. Ivin-
son of Royston. Miss Iviiison Is a
resident of Cumberland, England, and
has been the guest of Mrs. A. E.
Jeffrey of Royston for the past nine
months, but is leaving shortly tor the
Old Country.
The evening was spent In games,
singing, and dancing, some very new
and novel games being appreciated
by the company. Mr. Alan Nunns was
the successful leader in the peanut
hunt, while the prizes for a name
guessing competition went to T. H.
Mumford', Mrs. A. Doble, Mr. F. D.
Pickard, and Mr. Shaw. The nature
ot the prizes were the cause of much
During the evening Miss Ivlnson
was presented with a handomely
leather bound hymn book, a token of
remembrance from the many friends
that she has made during her stay in
the district. In a few words Miss Ivlnson thanked the donors of the gift,
saying that she would always cherish
happy memories of Cumberland. She
also remarked' that the surprise party
was to her very novel for It was the
first she had witnessed. Dainty refreshments were served.
The most successful party broke up
at about one o'clock with the singing
of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow,"
J. Auchterolonie
Passed Away
Monday Last
Resident of District for Past
Four Years Laid to His Rest
on Wednesday
Mr. J. Auchteilonle, of Cumberland,
a resident of this city for the past
four years passed peacefully away on
Monday last, after a lingering Illness.
The deceased, who was a native of
Scotland and a brass finisher by trade
had work In the local mines for a
short period but owing to Illness was
forced to give up his work about two
years ago.
Beside his sorrowing wife, he leaves
to mourn bis loss two sons and one
daughter, all residing at home.
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, Interment taking place In the
Cumberland Cemetery, with the Rev.
J. R. Hewitt, pastor of Cumberland
United Church officiating. The deceased was borne to his resting place
In our "silent city" by the following,
all friends of the family:
J. D. Davis, J. P. Rennle, Sid Hunt,
D. Tweedhope, J. Bond, Wm. McMillan
Many beautiful floral tributes were
received which are hereby gratefully
acknowledged  by the family.
Wreaths—the family, G. E. Apps
and teachers and pupils, Court Free-
dom.A.O.F., Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Banks,
Mr. J. Halliday, Mrs. Lang and R. C.
Lang, Mr. and Mrs. R. Walker, Jim
and Andy, Officers and Members of
W.B.A. No. 17, Officers and members
Cumberland and Bevan Courts, A.O.F.,
Mrs. W. Wh'tehouse and sou, Cumberland Cronies' Burns' Olub.
Cross—Mr. and Mrs. Glbbs and
Sprays—Mr. and Mrs. T. Ewart,
Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs.  Beverldge.
Will She No' Come Back Again," and
Auld Lang Syne."
Among those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford, Mrs.
J. Frame, Mrs. E. D. Pickard, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Alan
Nunns, Mrs. E. H. Nunns, The Rev.
and Mrs. E. O. Robathan, Mr. and Mrs.
The regular meeting of the Cumberland City Council held last Monday
was presided over by His Worship
Mayor Alex. Maxwell, all the aldermen, with the exception of Aid. T. H.
Mumford being present. After the
minutes ot the last regular meeting
bad been read and adopted, communications were read from the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company
and the Cumberland and Union Water
Works Company with reference to the
recent request of the council for
prices on both plants. Replies from
both these companies contained the
Information that a meeting of the
shareholders would be held on Wednesday, February 15th, when the request of the City Council would be
placed before the meetings. A communication was also received trom
the secretary of the Cumberland General Hospital Board acknowledging
council's communication re the appointment of Alderman T. H. Mumford
as city representative on the hospital
The following bills and accounts
were received and referred to the finance committee, and If found correct,
ordered to be paid:
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Limited, oats, $22.14; C. H. Tarbell
& Son, supplies, $2.70; Henderson
Bros., repairs, $.75; B.C. Telephone,
rent and tolls, $11.40; Registrar of
Companies, Victoria, financial statement, $1.40; W. Hudson, labor, $38.70
A. Marletti, labor, $19.:j; A. Baird,
labor, $6.45; a total of $102.89.
Chairmen of finance, water and fire
commltttces reported conditions very
satisfactory in their departments,
whilst the chairman of the board of
health reported a clean bill. Board
of works chairman reported that permission had been granted by the Canadian Collieries (D.) Ltd. to erect a
tool shed on their property and ad-
Joining the city stables.
Two tenders were opened for the
auditing of the city's books for the
year 1928, one from Messrs. Dick and
MacKintosh for $150.00 and one from
Mr. Frank Partridge for $100.00. The
matter was thoroughly discussed, the
council stating that last year's auditors had given every satisfaction and
that the books of the city were in
better shape now than ever before.
Some ot the aldermen were of the
opinion that to change auditors at
the present time was not advisable.
On being put to vote, Mesrs. Dick and
MacKintosh were unanimously awarded the tender at the figure quoted
New Fords Arrive
According to word received from
Vancouver today, three carloads of
New Fords reached the mainland city j
two days ago. Word was also received that production at the Canadian |
factory Is being daily speeded up, and
retail deliveries will be announced
In a few days.
Here In April
Governor-General and Viscountess to Spend Vacation
at Qualicum.
VICTORIA, Feb. 14.—The expected
visit of Their Excellencies Viscount
and Viscountess Wtlllngdon to the
Pacific coast will take place late in
Their Excellencies will be accompanied by Capt. Jervis, Lord Hardlnge
and Capt. Murphy, with Mr. Mlevllle
on their western itinerary.
Information was received here today that the vice-regal party will arrive at Qualicum Beach 'Hotel on
Friday, April 20.
No Information has yet been received at Government House.
Charlie Hitchens
Operated On
Well Known Local Soccer Player
In City Hospital
Charlie Hitchens, Cumberland
Unlted's old soccer player is at present a patient in St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver, undergoing an operation
last week for an Infection of the neck
His many friends in Cumberland and
district will be pleased to know that
he Is progressing very favorably.
Hitchens will be remembered best as
as British Columbia's premier utility
soccer player, filling every position
whilst with the looal team, from goal
keeper to centre forward, since leaving Cumberand, Hitchens, along with
Jack Monaghan, Wailly Brake and
Jack Stewart, all old time soccer stars
has made his home at Wood Fibre,
Howe Sound, where It Is reported all
are doing well.
The many friends of Hitchens in
Cumberland will wish him a speedy
and complete recovery.
The city clerk was instructed to
write the Department of Education
seeking informaion about the Government School Grant which this year
amounts to $3,923.05 as against
$7,314.20 for last year.
Police Looking
For Culprit
The Royston Women's Auxiliary to
the M.S.C.C. met at the home of Mrs.
R. P. Christie on Thursday afternoon
for their regular monthly meeting.
Mrs. L. Pack, president, presiding.
Articles which proved to lie most Interesting were read from "The Living
Message" and "Africa and Her People'
and then discussed. The Lenten work
of the Auxiliary was planned, and will
be carried on under the most excellent direction of Mrs. Pack. Tea
was served during the afternoon.
•   •   *
The Royston Girl Guide Association
held an enjoyable whist drive In the
school house  last Thursday evening
Tlle regular meeting of the Royston
Girl Guide Association was held last
Monday, when delegates for tlle Annual Convention of the Girl Guides,
which will be held at Victoria on
March 10th, were chosen. Elected
dolegates were Mrs. Orelg and Mrs
Ringrose, Mrs. Idiens to lie alternate.
Mrs. Pack of Royston entertained
at the tea hour on Wednesday afternoon last. Visitors trom Cumberland
were the Misses Ida and Genevieve
McFadyen, and Miss Christine MacKinnon.
Imperial B Team
Too Strong For
Dunsmuir Players
Interesting   Badminton   Games
at the Big Pavilion
The Dunsmuir Badminton club, of
Cumberland visited the Imperial Pavilion on Wednesday night last and In
company with a number of players
from Comox engaged the "B" team
of the Imperials in a series of games
The latter proved much too strong for
:he visitors, running out easy winners
by seventeen games to three and scoring 357 points as against 209 for the
combined clubs. Following Is a list
of scores with the names of the Imperials first In each instance:
Carey and Wilson defeated Bennle
and Little, 21-1; Ash and Idiens defeated Wilcock and Yates, 21-4; Robinson and Richardson defeated Steele
and Cope, 21-0; Hughes and Bayly defeated Edward and Ellis, 21-18; Roy
and Graham lost to Edwards and
Little, 18-21.
Wilson and Miss Plercy defeated
Little and Miss Carey, 21-13; Bayly
and Mrs. Hughes defeated Ellis and
Mrs. Aubrey, 21-4; Idiens and Mrs.
McLennan defeated Steele and Mrs.
Steele. 21-4; Graham and Miss Maxwell defeated Edwards and Cllffe,
21-16; Carey and Miss Falrburn defeated Bennle and Miss L. Carey, 21-7
Ash and Miss Graham defeated Wilcock and Miss Sheppard, 21-4; Robinson and Mrs. Idiens defeated Yates
and Miss Plcketti, 21-0; Hughes and
Miss Johnson defeated Cope and Mrs.
Cope, 21-18; Edwards and Maxwell
defeated Bennle and Miss Wilcock,
21-9; Richardson and Miss Plercy defeated Steele and Mrs. Edwards, 21-2;
Miss Maxwell and Miss Plercy lost
to Miss C. Carey and Miss L. Carey,
16-21; Miss Johnson and Miss McLennan lost to Mrs. Steele and Mrs.
Cllffe, 14-21; Miss Graham and Miss
Falrburn defeated Miss Sheppard and
Miss Plcketti, 21-13; Mrs. Hughes and
Miss Graham defeated Mrs. Edwards
and Miss Wilcock, 21-18; Mrs. Hughes
and Mrs. Idiens defeated Mrs. Cope
and Mrs. Aubrey. 21-15.
"Biggest" Time Ever Had
on Island
On Wednesday morning it was discovered that during the night some
miscreant had painted out the word
"Harrison" and substituted the word
"Courtenay" on the front of the new
high school.    It was  not an  expert 	
Job and by means of gasoline was soon! visitors to Royston during the week
removed.   It is understood that the j 	
Mrs. Beasley of Victoria Is the uuesl
of Mrs. H. W. Martin at Royston.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   T.   W.   Scott   were
police have perfect fllngermarks of the
person doing the Job.
E. Robinson, Miss Phyllis Burrows,
Miss Margaret Robinson, Mr. R. Shaw,
Mr. F. D. Pickard, Mr. N Robinson,
Mrs. L. H. Finch, Dr. and Mrs. E. R.
Hicks, Miss Francis Doble and Mrs.
A. Doble of Royston.
The badminton finals In the Comox
District Tournament will be held on
Wednesday, February 29th, at the Imperial Pavilion, Royston, followed by
an open dance, which Is said will bo
the biggest dance of the season. Take
In the badminton finals and stay for
the dance.
Denman Island, Feb. 14. — The
Pioneers' Re-Union, which was held
in the Athletic Hall on Friday night,
was the most successful affair that
was ever held on Denman Island.
Ttiere were over three hundred people present, coming from all over the
country. The Tug "Joyful" brought a
crowd from Comox; Messrs. Swan and
Graham brought about seventy at one
time over from Buckley Bay; Louis
Magnone brought about forty people
from Union Bay and another launch
brought about the same number from
Fanny Bay The hall was nicely decorated for the occasion.
Mrs. Hudson. Thos. Oraham and
Percy Smith supplied the music, being relieved at times by Mrs. Oreen,
Mrs. McLauchlln and the Anderton
Bros. The music was mostly old-time
music. The Grand March was composed of 78 couples, led off by Mrs.
Baikle and Mr. Geo. MacFarlane, a
man of over ninety years of age, who
from the way he went through the
Innccrs would appear to be good for
a number of years yet.
Supper was served at midnight and
was a bountiful spread; this was followed by speech-making by Mr. P. P.
Harrison. ML.A.. Mayor McKenzle, of
Courtenay, Mr. Wm. Duncan, Mr. D.
R. MacDonald, of Cumberland and
Mr: Walter Gordon, of Hornby Island.
Amongst the real pioneers present
were Mr. and Mrs. Urquhart, Mrs.
Bridges, Mr. Harry Plercy, M. John
W. McKenzle, Sr., Mr. Robert Swan,
Mrs. T. H. Plercy and Mr. Geo. MacFarlane.
The crowd broke up In the "wee
sma'" hours of the morning.
Coming to the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre, ('umberland
"The Big Parade"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
February 23rd, 24th, 25th PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
OUR OWN HOME TOWN—and our home
folks: Cumberland—a thousand times more
precious to us than all the millior cities
we can name. We live here—and every time we
have been away we have been glad to get back.
Home towns like this make poets sing of the
"spots that their infancy knew." And we agree
that right at Cumberland there should be a sign
printed a mile high: if you don't like Cumberland
to live in—Move.
Whatever this or any other town amounts to
as a trading center depends upon how much business the mail order house does not get. Catalogue
houses, not quite so brazen in their claims and insinuations as they used to be, still fight behind
the skirts of unfair comparisons. They still sing
the song of price. But the ultimate price is not
the one quoted in the catalogue, and they know
it.  There are a few additional costs to be paid.
The mail order catalogue takes business from
where there has never been enough, to a place
where there is already too much.
It saps vitality from the veins and arteries of
neighborly trade relationships.
It weakens community spirit and poisons the
waters of friendship.
There's a colored gentleman in the woodpile
The catalogue house that professes to sell
everything we need at such wonderfully low prices
is situated in a city where the cost of living is as
high as anywhere in Canada.
Since the folks living in the mail order centers
spend all their money at home, they must buy
from someone else.
They must have found out about the remarkable road to prosperity that runs right behind
or in front of their houses.
Nor is it quite consistent to find a fellow on the
way to the mail box with a fat mail order blank
in an envelope with his check, and the song, "Keep
the Home Fires Burning," on his lips.
And the man who says that money isn't all
there is in the world is also reputed to have said
that he "buys his goods where he can buy them
Now we agree with any man that says he
"buys" where he can buy to the best advantage."
And before we get through we hope to be able
to convince everyman that there is only one place
where he can find that "best advantage"—and
that is right here at home—Cumberland.
We have been accepting the claims of the cataloguer-yes, we have preferred that bloodless
bulk of paper to our neighbor—many a time. '
Now 100 per cent, patriot is not so. He is for
his country—and for his town once and for all
time. When things go wrong he helps to make
them right.
He is busy boosting his own town, since
strangers are busy elsewhere.
He blows the horn of his town because the mail
der that the plot may be cleared for
winter greens.
Make a sowing of spinach In a
frame If one can be spared.
Radishes which are sown in a hot
bed must be spaced thinly, otherwise
they will fail to bulb properly.
Sow parsnips as soon as the soil is
Plant some early potatoes in a warm
border if the soil Is light.
The Fruit Garden
Make a final thinning of the raspberry canes.
Prune outside peaches and nectarines. Cut out as much old wood as
can be spared and train in young
Continue planting whenever the soil
is fit to work.
Water old and unfruitful trees with
strong liquid manure.
Overhaul the currant bushes.
Fill up the gaps in strawberry beds
with new plants.
Continue to take cuttings of bush
Cut down newly planted raspberry
and loganberry plants to within ten
Inches of the ground.
Tip the raspberry canes, taking ofi
the  top  a  lew  inches  of  unripeneo.
Burde Defiant As House Is Adjourned
Alberni Member Demands Division on Right to Halt
Coal Debate.
order city doesn't do it for him.   Rather, Catalogue Center indirectly tells the world that every
home town is full of business men so shortsighted
they don't know a doughnut from a dish pan two I wood,
inches from a counter. ■    Spray peacn   and   nectarines trees
Your true home patriot denies it—he trusts • with Burgundy mixture   to   prevent
his neighbor merchant rather than a mililonaire leafy curl
stranger who is interested only in getting his
For the land over which the loyalist casts his
eyes is hallowed and he helps to make it blossom
like a rose.
Remember the words of "Home Sweet Home."
Give the merchants of Cumberland your whole
hearted support, at least give them a trial for two
or three months, and watch the difference it will
make to our city. It will lose that "down in the
mouth appearance" and take on the air of prosperity that it should have. Don't forget the money sent to mail order houses does your fellow citizens no good and puts the skids under the town.
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
The way to make the deaf hear, is to turn on the Loud
Speaker and Broadcast the Reasonable Prices and
High Class Quality of Groceries obtainable at the
Cumberland Supply Store. Give us your EAR and
HEAR what we have to say right here
Broadcast No. 1—special Cash Prices.
1 Royal Standard Flour, 49s.
20 lb. Granulated Sugar 20 lb.
1 lb. Blue Ribon Tea, 1 tb.
the lot for	
Broadcast No. 2—special Cash Prices.
20 tb. Granulated Sugar 20 tb.
2 tb. Vancouver Creamery Butter 2 tb.
1 Robin Hood Rapid Oats (China)
1 tb. Nabob Tea 1 tb. fl»0 /»[_
the lot for   JPO.OD
Broadcast No. 3—Special Cash Prices.
3 tb. Golden Churn New Zealand Butter 3 lb.
20 tb. Granulated Sugar 20 tb.
1 Sack Choice Potatoes 1 Sack.
5 lb. Onions 5 tb.
3 Dozen Sunkist Oranges t_»B_ QA
the lot for    tpOeOU
Broadcast No. 4—Special Cash Prices.
1 Bottle Libby's Catsup
1 Bottle Heinz Pure Malt Vinegar, 32 oz
1 Bottle C. & B. Sauce
1 tb Royal Purple Tea.
1 lb. Bulk Fresh Ground Coffee.
1 Strawberry Jam, 4 tb.
2 Tins Royal Purple Peas
2 Tins Tomatoes (large)
the lot for	
Broadcast No. 5—Special Cash Prices
1 Royal Standard Flour, 49
1 Wild Rose Pastry Flour 10s.
1 Royal Standard Whole Wheat 7s.
2 Royal Free Running Salt.
1 White Star Baking Powder 12oz.
1 Box White Star Yeast Cakes Free
1 Cow Brand Baking Soda (P \  Q C
the lot for     «P'*.03
Gold Cross Orange Marmalade, 4 tb. 75?
Pineapple Marmalade, 4 lb H~h?
Gooseberry Jam, 4 tb 65(S
White Wonder Washing Soap, 5 for -5?
White Swan Soap, 7 for 35^
Toilet Paper, 4 oz„ 3 for 25<*
Palm Olive Toilet Soap, 3 for 25?
Quaker Corn Flakes, 2 for 25(!
Quick Quaker Oats (China)   4»<f
Quick Quaker Oats (plain) 38?
Robin Hood Rapid Oats (China)   45?
Robin Hood Rapid Oats (plain)  83?
Snow Flake Pastry Flour, 10 tb 50?
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
What To Do In
The Garden Now
The Flower Garden
Prepare for the spring planting of
roses by dep digging or trenching and
Put all biennials in their flowering
positions as soon as possible. Give
attention to edgings of pinks. Trim
straggling plants and put in new
plants In weak places.
Plant hardy perennials in borders
that have been prepared.
Thin growth of climbing roses, removing any weak and decayed wood.
Lift large plants of ciolas and divide.
Prepare  ground  for the sowing of
annuals in March.
Manure and fork over herbaceous
borders If this work was not done in
the fall.
Under Glass
Divide and repot maidenhair ferns.
Make the following sowings: Agera-
tum, cosmos, dahlia, heliotrope, lobelia,
'salvia patens and verbena.
Start a few begonia bulbs to provide
early flowers in the greenhouse.
Take cuttings of heliotrope, double
lobelia, double petunia and all other
plants needed for bedding purposes.
Stake and tie tall young Ivy-leafed
Put fall struck cuttings of bedding
plants Into small pots .
Sow In the open ground at the end
of the month, cornflower, clarkla, go-
detia, gypsophlla elegans, lupin, sweet
sultan, Shirley poppy and statice ln-
Move the hardiest of bedding plants
into frames so as to make room for
other things in the greenhouse.
Prune old plants of fuschia and repot when they begin to grow.
Pot choice dahlias and put in moderate heat to produce cuttings.
The Vegetable Garden
Sow peas In pots and place In cold-
Spray fruit trees with lime-sulphur
or some other good spray.
Prune fruit trees planted last fall.
VICTORIA, Feb 16.—General approval of federal subsidies on western
Canadian coal moving to Quebec and
Ontario was voiced in the Legislature
Wednesday when the question was
discussed on the motion of Charles
Woodward, Liberal, of Vancouver.
While t'here was evident support foi
Mr. Woodward's proposal that the Canadian Government subsidize coal
shipments to the great central markets of the dominion, debate was adjourned, but with difficulty.
j When H. G. Perry, Liberal of Fort
I George, sought to adjourn the discus
] Klon after he had made a few preliminary remarks. Major R. J. Burde of
Alberni, who had been In truculent
mood all afternoon, caused a brief but
spirited scene. As he Insisted on raising questions of order nnd asked for
a division on the question of .Mr
Perry s right to adjourn the debate.
Premier MacLean abruptly took the
situation in hand and moved the adjournment of Hie House. Major Burde
remained standing and still demanding a division, and when Mr. Speaker
Buckham asked him to sit down he
challenged Ihe Speaker to name him.
The Premier, however, went on with
his motion to adjourn, and the House
adjourned, leaving the Alberni member still standing and demanding a
Before the brief but rather hectis
Interlude, Joshua Hlnchliffe, Conservative of Victoria, spoke In support of
the Woodward motion, declaring that
it was In line with the Conservative
policy of preserving Canadian markets for Canadians. Mr. Perry also
agreed with the subsidy proposal, but
ridiculed Mr. HincMlffes attempt to
make it part of a tariff programme.
The Conservative tariff programme he
said, was different in every part of
Canada. He reserved the main points
of his speech uoltil he could speak
again later.
Anna Q. Nilsson, Kenneth Harlan and Billy Bevan in Cast
of "Easy Pickings"
Shivery, creepy mystery! Howls
of laughter and shrieks of fear!
That's the best description of "Easy
Pickings," First National's tense mystery film featuring Anna Q. Nilsson,
which comes to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Wednesday, February 22.
If you thought the various eerie,
gripping stage plays you have witnessed were spine-tingling and gasp-
producing, wait—you haven't seen
anything yet. Director George Arch-
ainbaud and Frank Griffin, who produced this thriller, have taken advantage of the screen's greater facilities
for weird effects to make a picture
that outdoes the most ambitious attempts In this direction upon the
speaking stage.
Miss Nilsson, who, by the way
wears boy's clothes as a disguise in
the Initial sequence ot "Easy Pickings," is supported by Kenneth Harlan
Pihilo McCollough, Billy Bevan, Jerry
Mlley, Charles Sellon, Zack Williams
and Gertrude Howard. The picture Is
lilled with comedy as well as the
thrills and the plot is strong and logical Everything Is cleared up In the
surprise ending.
The story was written by William
A. Burton and Paul Cruger, based on
their stage play of the same title,
which will not be produced on Broadway until the film has toured the
To or.r patrons:
Watch for "THE BIG PARADE!"
It will be in Cumberland at the Hollo Tlicntre on Thursday, Friday nnd
Saturday, February flird, 24th um!
25th. ..Tills picture Is being shown In
Cumberland ahead of some of the bigger centres of the Province. It w»x
lx-lng rond-showed In Vancouver re. j
ce'itly at $1.75 n ticket. Wo are doing
our best to bring to Cumberland and
district the very best pictures obtainable.
llo-Ho Theatre.
Will Ask Dominion Government
to Take Measure to Effect
Complete Exclusion
VICTORIA Feb. 14—Federal action
to bring about total exclusion of Orientals from Canada will be formally
proposed In the legislature by W. F.
Kennedy, Ooiiserva'.ive member for
North Okanagan.
His action follows a resolution by
C. F. Davie, Conservative member for
Cowichan-Newcastle, In which the
legislature Is urged :to ask Ottawa to
abrogate the Anglo-Japanese treaty
Insofar as It interferes with the rights
of tlle British Columbia legislature to
deal with Japanese and Ithelr civil
Taking the matter up where Mr.
Davie left off, Mr. Kennedy asks the
legislature to go on record as being
definitely in favor of total Oriental
exclusion. He requests further that
the House request the Dominion government to lake necessary measures
to effect compete exclusion.
Coal Being Salvaged
About twenty-five years ago the
"Flora," a light cruiser attached to the
British squadron at that time in Pacific waters, was wrecked off Village
Point, Denman Island. She had
aboard about 1200 tons of Welsh anthracite coal which went to the bottom Now, after lying submerged for
all this time an enterprising Ann from
Victoria is salvaging the coal, which
has been found to be in perfect condition, a remarkable fact being that
apart from a few oysters embedded In
it there Is practically no sea growth.
The salvaging Is being done by means
of a clam-shell dredge and scow.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. G.
For a number of years the Experimental Farms have been endeavoring I
to  bring  out  Improved   varieties  of
table corn.    By cross  breeding the
Outside sowings may or may  Golden Bantam with some earlier var-
not come through. j |elie8| „ new 80rt, called Banting has
Remake the horseradish bed. Plant j been brought out that Is particularly
the roots a loot apart   sinking   the j ndapable to northern areas, but equal-
crown under six Inches of soil. j |y useful In all parts of Canada.   It <
Apply wood ashes to the onion bed.! not only possesses the delicious qual-
Rako and rernke the surface so as to! ||,|es of the Golden Bantam, but It has:
make it as fine as possible.
Bow broad beans outside.
Plant shallots without delay In or-
a longer season of growth, Inasmuch
as II can be brought to maturity two
weeks earlier than the old variety.
How To Care For
Varicose or Swollen Veins
Rub Gently Upward nnd Toward the
Heart as in I In Veins Flows
That Wny
Phone 155
(full strength) and apply night and
morning to the swollen enlarged
veins. Soon you will notice that they
are growing smaller and the treat-
If you or any relative or friend Is ment should be continued until the
worried because of varicose veins, or veins are of normal size. So pene-
bunolies, the best advice that anyone tratlng and powerful Is Emerald OH
In this world can give you is to ask that even Piles are quickly absorbed,
your druggist for an original two- j Any one who Is disappointed with its
ounce bottle If Moonc's Emerald Oil' use can have their money refunded.
Made by WINCHESTER AtmaCo-
It's Wringerless!
It Washes
Line Dries
Then Empties Itself!
Phone for a Demonstration In Your Home.
CASH $180- OnTerms$190
Sold By
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a V_-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1928
The World's Greatest
COR the first time at popular prices, the world's greatest
* picture is here. The epic of love and war that more than
five million people have marched to see! In its second year in
New York, breaking all world's records for attendance at any
motion picture! Think of the greatest picture youVe ever seen!
"The Big Parade" is so much finer, more truly thrilling and big,
that there is no comparison! It is a film that you will see and see
and see again! A war picture that surpasses^ The Four Horsemen!"
KING VIDORS production
is what other Motion Pictures are judged
by.   Here it is at last—the picture
that is above praise
Special 3-piece Orchestra
It isn't possible to describe this perfect thing
: "Miracles of Miracles!  The Per-
■ feet picture has arrived.   The
{ Big Parade' is the best picture
• that has ever been made. . .The
• glow of this tremendous drama
: is still pounding through my
• veins "
Mildred £ pain, In If. Y. Sally News.
| "The motion picture of the year.
| Wonderful,  remarkable,  extra-
• ordinary, thrilling. ... Go see
■ it. If you don't, you'll miss one
I of  the greatest,  if not  THE
• greatest, picture ever made."
; Roue I'el»wlrl[ In N. 1". Journal.
The world's greatest entertainment coming to the
IlO-IlO   Theatre,    Cumberland
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
February 23rd, 24th, 25th
|    At the Gaiety Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., April 26-27-28   j
toA** ^rfcee*
For sale at Government
Liquor Stores and Beer
Delivery Free to any part
of City.
: advertisement 13 net published or displayed by the Liotio
I or by the Govvrriment oi' British Columbia
Many people these days are presenting their views ol the modern girl, yet
that doesn't stop the rest of us from
wanting to have our views, too.
Noise in Now York City is estimated
to cost $0,000,000 a year, and think
how much noise that amount would
buy if spent carefully.
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 llritisli subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and Improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions i>
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained tree of charge
by addressing the Department ol
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to-any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which 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 of that
Applications for pre-emptions art
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of Lite Laud 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 foi
five years and improvements made
to value of *10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information, see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for pur
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land is +."»
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or leasf
of Crown lands Is given in Bulletin
No. 10, Laud Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, tlle conditions including payment oi
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may he leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the ilrst year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land 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 the  Province Is divided Into grazing districts
and the range administered under
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual 1 j|
grazing permits .   .  ..
numbers ra
to established
may form associations for range @
management. Free, or partially free,IB
permits are available for settlers. | m
campers   and   travellers,   up   to  ten |g
Corporation of the ClIJ- of Cumberland
All owners of clogs are hereby
warned that dog taxes are now due
and must be paid to the undersigned
on or before March 30th, 1928.
W.  COPE,   Collector.
and Pneumonia
Nci'li'ctj'il bronchial colds are dan-
fteroiis. Stop them blatantly with
Buckley's Mixture. Its action in re*
lleving tho cough and clearing the
tubes is amazingly swift—and sure.
All druggists sell "Kuckley's" under
a positive guarantee. Br.y a bottle J
[ today, and be safe.
W. K. Buckley, Limited,
142  Mutual  St.,  Toronto 2
I 922     Acts (ike a flash—
a single sip prove* It
Winnipeg, Feb. 16.—"The most dangerous part of the machinery of transportation ia the nut that holds the
steering wheel of the automobile." So
says "W. Jones, of Montreal, assistant
to the Director of Safety and First
Aid on the Canadian National Railways. Speaking in Winnipeg at the
recent presentation of 158 certificates,
vouchers, .medallions and labels, as
well as a number of special prizes to
Canadian National employees who had
won them through proficiency in First
id work and home nursing, Mr. Jones
declared that tho system spent a good
deal of money and energy In protecting people who neglected to protect
"Railways are not dangerous," said
he. "It was once thought they were,
aind perhaps this was true, but today
there is not a safer avocation in the
world. We are highly organized and
ready for any emergency Tho danger
of accidents comes from the general
public, w.hirh is not yet educated
away from its carelessness and recklessness
"Among its employees the National
system stimulates am interest in First
Aid work, and I hink I may say our
department has succeeded in its
efforts when I tell you that of the
93,000 on the system more than 37.000
are ready to give first .aid to the injured promptly when the occasion demands it. And every year sees an
increasing membership in the Canadian National branch of the St. John
Ambulance association.
"Next to First Aid, and perhaps
even before it,' said Mr. Jones, "is
Safety First. This 1 call 'first aid to
the uninjured.' Some* day we shall
get the careless motorist to see that
it is better o be safe ban sorry."
Our Dining Room offers good food,
good  service,  reasonable  charges.
King George Hotel
Union Hotel
Cunilicrliinil, 1!. C.
Electrically Heated
j Our Service is the BEST
A national broadcast program by
talent within the organization, originating from six cities In Ave widely
scattered states, was presented on
Wednesday evening, February 8, by
the Hotels Statler through seventeen
stations associated with the National
Broadcsating Company,
parts, with New York, Boston, Buffalo,
parts, with New York, oston, Buffalo,
Cleveland Detroit aud St. Louis as the
points of origin. B. N. Statler, president of tho Hotels Statler, Inc.. from
the main dining room of the Hotel
Pennsylvania in New York City,'acted
as master of Ceremonies. He introduced the managers of bis hotels in
these cities and they In turn presented
their local Hotel Statler orchestras.
The broadcast inaugrated a new
Statler comfort, 'Radio In every room'
a system which has been installed in
all of the Statler hotels whereby a
headphone or loud speaker at every
bedside, connected to a two-channel
radio receiving aparatus in the hotel,
insures the choice of two carefully
selected broadcast programs to their
I guests.
This marked the first time that such
a large number of "pick-up" points
in remote cities has been employed,
officials of the National Broadcasting
i Company said. It was also the first
I time, they added, that the sponsor of
a radio program has utilized as many
different groups of entertainers from
within its organization.
The "Statler Hotels Hook-up"—as
the broadcast had been designated—
necessitated the services of more than
150 radio engineers attached to the
staffs of seventeen associated National
| Broadcasting Company stations In-!
volved in it. In addition, engineers
of the Bell system were lit their posts
along thousands of miles of wire-lines
which were ciitnployed for the hookup.
"The Statler Hotels Hook-up" was
a most complicated broadcast engineering feat,"said Mr. Eugene F. GrosB'
when the value of production, was
521S.000.O00, or $37,000,000 greater
than in 1924.
Victoria, Feb. 15.—The recent sale Its capital investments in industry
of British Columbia's rights In, tlle | being nearly fifty per cent, larger than
Kitsllano Indian reserve to the Do- I those of the three prairie provinces
minion government for $350,000 adds' combined, while Its net production
a tidy sum to the provincial revenues.: value Is about equal to the three. The
It also settles a long-standing and in- S latest figures  available are for 1925,
volved   dispute.     Incidentally, ft   is \ _	
accepted in politieal circles as a clear   ~
indication of the benefit derived by a ;
province (laving a Liberal government I
In   power  and   working   in   harmony
with the government at Ottawa.
Another striking instance of this advantage is seen in the return to British Columbia of title to the lands in '
the Hallway Belt and Peace River |
block. For years efforts 'have been
made to settle this provincial rights
question. Now the MacLean government has completed the deal and British Columbia will profit handsomely
by tlle Federal governments concession.
Car  leaves  Cumberland  Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union Bay.
Abolition of the absentee ballot has
been announced by the government.
In his budget speech Premier Mac-
ean stated that he believed the principle of the ballot, to be sound, but
there bad been opposition to It expressed from different sources and he
intended to have the provincial elec-
tmach'inery as clean as it could be
kept. The government, he explained
does not intend to sail under false
colors; hence the decision.
The Home of High Class
Cakes and Pastries
Cream Rolla, Cream Buna,   Cream   Sponges,   Golden
Brown Dougnuts, Girdle Scones, Meat Pies.
Phone 18 Cumberland
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
Despite the tact that the establishment of the department of industries
was a step taken by the government
to assist returned soldiers in their
re-establishment, and heavy losses
were anticipated, the report of Col.
D. B. Martyn, head of the department,
shows that the total losses because of
bad loans will not exceed 20 per cent.
Meanwhile, that actual loss has been i _3sa5_B_g_5_3_s_j_5_5_Ms_5_^^
more than made up through the de-1
velopment of healthy industries, which
are doing much to place British Co-
umbia among the  first three  manu-
faoturing provinces of Canada
It. YAT10S,
Phone 15
Discussing industrial conditions
during his budget speech, the premier
showed that exports of agricultural
products from British Columbia In
1927 were $520,000 higher than in 1920,
while agricultural imports decreased
by about $600,000. He stated that
forest production averaged $83,441,000
for the past five years. Water-borne
shipments of lumber In 1927 reached
the 'large total of 740,000,000 feet, an
increase of 740 per cent, over 1918.
He added that the rapidly increasing
demand for British Columbia timber
products promised continued strides
in the inrustry.
* *   *
Pressed by the opposition for an
announcement of government policy,
the premier states that actions speak
louder than words. The government
intends to continue the policy laid
down by Premier Oliver and followed
by t'he Liberals in this province for
many years. In order to satisfy the
public generally he outlined afresh
the policy which Is to be followed.
This Includes: Greater development
of British Columbia's natural resources; settlement and development
of vacant areas, so as to increase production; greater utilization of waste
products ;promoion of harbor improvements in increase trade; greater publicity for the province, so as to Increase the number of new settlers and
encourage capital to invest In British
• *   *
Under the Liberal administration In
British Columbia it is shown by accountants' report that per capita production in 1925, 1926, and 1927 was on
an average $377.50, as compared with
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
David Hunden, Junr.
,. | $214.43 111 1914.   On the other hand,
per capita expenditures have dropped
from $33.86 to $32.58 during the same
man, Assistant Manager of Plant Op-
eratlon  aud  Engineering of the  Na-
may interest many to know that barring storms and bad weather, which  Perio11' (   >   (
might have taken away our wire-lines,
a delicate Instrument, a stop-watch,      British Columbia, states the finance
'hold   the   entire   program   together, ministor, occupies the outstanding In
Dental Surgeon
Ollice Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
nuuaii  (:tni)bertcind 1
•mils arc Issued  based on i|0immtrda|    II     .1       R,„,     1
nged, priority being given : |(len(1    rlci, MOILI   „„_„„,„„ i
led owners.   Stock-owners IH l ■» fa
associations    for    range,|   ACCOMMODATION TIIK  BEST  I
Rooms Steam Heated
IV. MLUKll'IlM.II, Prop.
The stop watch was used to time the
the switching from city to city and the
failure of an engineer to time his
movements correctly to-the split second would have tied our work into
Mr. Grossman explained that in every cha.nge-over to a different city It
was necessary to throw three switches
each In a different section of the
country, and in proper sequence, all
in the very short space of five seconds.
If one of the switches were thrown
out of sequeney, Mr. Grossman added,
complications would have resulted;
causing loud bowls In listeners' receiving sets.
An elaborate communication system
was set up to prevent failure of apparatus from resulting In Interruption
ot the program. The personal equation   was   reduced   to   a   minimum.
Each point of origin, Mr. Grossman
pointed   out.   was   commenced   wltibi
dnstrtal position in Western Canada,
P.P.Harrison, M. LA.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay            Phone
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone  115R   or   24
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES J Night cnlli': 134X Court<may
I Office: 169 Cumberland.
each of the others. By means of a
special Morse circuit equipped with
a secret sounder an operator beside
Mr. Satler and each of the managers
transmit orders and information on
the procedure of the program
Coast - Okanagan
Telephone Service
It is now possible to talk to  such points as
Armstrong, Enderby, Kelowna, Penticton, Sum-
\ merland and Vernon from mainland coast and
\ Vancouver Island telephones.
ji_ar_sw=-t=trrws=rs^^ 4
At the
\v  Theatre this
Friday and
of assault. Public opinion, as ex
pressed in the law, does not allow of
such assaults, and requires that the
Spectacular!   Mysterious!
Vivid!   Thrilling!
Red-blooded romance copiously
endowed with thrilling action
and vitally strengthened in its
==,,,_ splendid story of a mighty pioneering effort launched against
tremendous   natural  obstacles!
You Must See This Vibrant Outdoor Picture of the West
*~ Ii Rfll«#/'!
'Prtitniei by
Mrs. Erie King was home with her
mother, Mrs. Pearse, on Tuesday this
week .after spending some time in
Courtenay, and before going to Cum-
berland to her sister, Mrs. Watson.
The balance sheet of the Minto Electric Company has been issued to the
shareholders ,and a very successful
year is shown. The annual meeting
comes on next week when no doubt
a full attendance will gather to die
cuss the various transactions.
Two surveyors from the Provincial
Water Commissioner's office were in
the Valley last week checking up on
the water rights asked by the new
company formed to supply themselves
wiui water.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley White came
up to visit Mr. White's parents on
Saturday night, returning to Mud Bay
on Sunday.
Friends of Miss Thelma Gray will
be pleased to know she Is home again
with her sister, Mrs. Davles, after undergoing medical treatment in Cumberland hospital.
Mr. Thomas Pearse, who has been
a week In Vancouver on business, returned home on Friday this week,
Mr. Thomas Miller has moved from
Duncan hospital to Cumberland for
treatment, so that he will be near
home and amongst his own friends.
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.
The Open-Faced Sneezer
person whyo committs one be punished. A far more dangerous assault is
committed by the careless sneezer.
Pullc opinion should recognize this
and stop It.
Disease, germs pass out in the secretions of the nose and mouth. A
sneeze casts a germ-laden spray for
ten feet. If the sneezer covers his
nose and mouth with a -handkerchief,
the danger ia practically ended. If
the desire to sneeze is too sudden to |
allow the handkerchief, the head can
City Meat
We read almost dally in the press
of the sad results of carelessness of
pedestrians and motorists, but we
seldom, If ever, read of the sad results
of the carelessness of "open-faced"
sneezers, -■• —
Never-theJess,    the    "open-faced" ; at  leaBt * lowered aD(1  a° spray j
sneezer Is more dangerous than the | """"f? t0 tb« ,loor' not lnt° other |
careless motorist   A person is guilty I peolx   8  ,aces'
of criminal negligence who Is careless      In  addition   to those  actually  111,'
and  lacks consideration for others; (many persons carry disease germs In
who,  without any   thought,  sneezes,   their nose and throat.    People with
Quality and Service
Beef, Veal
Lamb, Pork
Phone 111
showering particles of material from
his nose and throat all round him.
colds continue to go about their busl-
ness.    For these reasons, the sneeze
A man who strikes another Is guilty  may be the means of spreading dis
ease, and, for these reasons also, an
end should be put to the "open-faced"
Personal Mention
The many friends of little Grant
Dallos will be glad to know that he
was well enough to return home from
the Cumberland General Hospital on
Wednesday last.
• .  •   •
Mr. Jack Halliday,  who has been
holidaying in the district for the past
few weeks  left for Port Hardy on j
Wednesday nigfot, being driven up the !
Island by Mr. J. Murray.
• • m
Mr. J. L. Brown, of the staff at the
local Provincial Government Building j
was a visitor to Vancouver at the |
week end on business connected with j
Ms department.
• *   •
Mr. F. Wilcox was a visitor to Cumberland during the week, being the
guest of his sister, Mrs. E. 0. Robathan.
Miss M. Tarbell returned from Victoria on Thursday   evening.
• *   •
Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Vll-
llers returned to Victoria last Sunday morning.
• •   •
Miss T. Gallivan entertained the
bridge club at the Union Hotel last
• *   *
Mr. "Cotton" Miller returned to
Cumberland on Saturday last after
having spent the past eight or nine
months in the Kettle Valley district
in the Interior of British Columbia.
"Cotton" prefers the Island climate
to that of the Interior.
• *   •
. "Spring has came!" There Is no
douDt about It for the writer saw
two local tennis enthusiasts up a the
courts on Saturday last, seeing if
they could still keep the balls on the
court So, the gardeners can now get
their spades out as winter is gone.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre        • ■
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & 'Hairdresser   i
Children's hair cut any style 35c   j j
Ladies' hair cut any style 50c  I i
® H
A.  Henderson
See  our large  range
of PIPES at
In   selecting   your   Chocolates,
always choose the best at little
extra cost.
We sell Moir's—always
®_ £
In  loving memory    of   our darling
Sarah  Lawrence, who died February 17th, 1927.
A sweet little face from our home Is
A voice that we loved Is still.
A place Is vacant In our hearts and
Which never can be filled.
Oh, little Sarah, how we loved you,
And miss you more than tongue can
Jesus saw and loved you, too,
So He called you home to Him.
Often by your grave we stand,
Our hearts are crushed and sore;
Some day we hope to meet our darling
Upon that other shore,
Never to part again.
Sadly missed by her Daddy, Mama,
Sisters and Brother,
In   loving   memory   of   our   dear
daughter and sister, Jessie Maxwell,
who passed away February 16th, 1926.
Two years have passed since that sad
God called the one we loved away,
Forget her!   No, we never will;
For in our hearts she livetb still.
The blow was great, the shock severe,
We little thought the end was near,
'Tis only those who have lost can tell,
The  loss of a loved one without
Sadly missed by her mother, father,
sisters and brother.
BIRTH—To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Watson, on Wednesday, February 15th
at the Cumberland General Hospital,
a daughter.
•   *   •
Mr. and Mrs. William Wood are
receiving congratulations on the birth
of a daughter.
Spring Will Soon
Be Here
Buy that Used Car now
and enjoy life.   We sell
on easy terms and
guarantee you
Corfield Motors
Phone 46 Courtenay
Mrs. Auchterlonle and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Mann and family desire to
thank all friends and neighbors for
their kind expressions ot sympathy
extended to them In their recent bereavement also for floral tributes received.
Thanking also Dr. 0. K. McNaugh-
ton for his attention to Mr. Auchterlonle during the past two years and
during his last illness.
In the collection bag at St. John's
Church on Sunday evening was found
an anonymous donation of $120.00—
six $20 bills, with the notation that it
was to be applied towards the Parish
Hall fund.
WANTED—Lady   Vocalist   to   sing
feature choruses In Canary Club Orchestra.    Must be on the sunny-side
of thirty-six, with pleasing personality
Secretary Canary Club.
Entries for the Comox District championship
tournament must be in the hands of the secretary,
Mr. H. Idiens of Royston, on or before Tuesday,
Feb. 21st. Fee of $1.00 (covering entry in any or
all events)  must accompany entries.
Competitions will be for:—
The last two events will only be held if sufficient
players enter to warrant same.
Don't Wait!
Enter Now!
Finals and Dance
Sewing Time
Now is the time to get some of your sewing done, so
that in the sunny days you will be able to enjoy the
sunshine having as little needlework to do as possible.
New Spring Goods
NAINCHECK—so suitable for underwear, just arrived
in colors Pink, Blue, Mauve, Peach and White.   Fully
36 inches wide and the price 30c per yard.
New Printed Figure Crepe—This material is ideal for
underwear, soft and comfy, washes well and gives satisfactory wear, in five shades, of Pink, Blue, Mauve,
Peach and White with contrasting colors, a real nice
quality at 35c per yard.
Ring-A-Rosey Prints—For House Dresses and children's wear this new material is just what you want, the
designs are pretty and a good quality at 40c per yard.
Priscilla Prints—A smart showing of these new goods
are on display, and are worthy of your attention, you
will be more than pleased with our assortment.
Priced at 60c per yard.
Broadcloths—We have just received two assortments
in plain colors of this most useful cloth, both qualities
are fully 36 inches wide and we have a large choice of
colors, especially in the cheaper range. Colors: Laven-
dar, White, Pink, Blue, Natural Fawn, Green and
Cream. Priced at 50c and our beautiful mercerized
Broadcloth at 95c per yard.
New Dress Rayons—We have received about twenty
Dress Lengths of the newest in Rayons, and the combinations are delightful, in their colorings, no two alike
select now and you will have something exclusive.
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Mr. and Mrs. Alan Nunns entertained at two tables of bridge on Saturday evening last In honor of Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Scott.    Prizes were won j
by Miss M. B.  Ivlnson,  ladies' flrat; j
Mr T. Scott, men's first; Mrs. E. Rob-!
inson, ladies' consolation; and Dr. 0.
K.  MacNaughton,  gents'  consolation.
Those present included Mr. and Mrs.
T. W. Scott, Dr. and Mrs. G. K. Mac
Naughton, Mr. and Mrs. E. Robinson.
Miss M. B Ivlnson and Mr. R. Shaw.
The Ladles' Aid of the Cumberland
United Church will hold a Sale of
Work , Sale of Home Cooking and
Afternoon Tea on Wednesday, March
21st in the United Hall trom 3 to 6
When in
doubt try
Phone 66
for the
choicest of
Meats, Fish
Poultry, Eggs
We make fresh Sausage daily
A trial is always appreciated
Personal Mention
The many friends of little Margaret
Drummond will be sorry to learn that
she was operated on for appendicitis
last Tuesday morning at the Cum-
land General Hospital.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Frame entertained at the tea
hour on Tuesday afternoon last.
Mr. and Mrs T. W Scott left town
last Tuesday morning after spending
last week-end as the guests of Dr.
and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton.
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton
entertained ut three tables of bridge
on Monday evening last in honor of
Mr and Mrs. T, W. Scott. Prize winners were as follows: Ladies' first,
Mrs. G. W .Clinton; gents' first, Dr.
E R. Hicks. A special prize was
awarded to Mrs. T. Scott.
Miss Irtna Knowlton, who Is on the
nursing staff of the Cumberland General Hospital, left for Victoria on
Tuesday morning, called by the sudden illness of her father.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford left
for Victoria on Sunday morning last
to attend the General Synod of the Columbia Diocese of the ChuMi of England in Canada. Mr. Mumford Is one
of the representatives at the Synod
from the Parish.
. Mr. G. E. Apps motored to Victoria
last Tuesday to attend the General
Synod as a representative from Holy
Trinity   Church.
Miss M. D. Ivlnson of Royston spent
a few days in Cumberland during the
week, the guest of Mrs. E. Robinson,
returning to Royston Wednesday.
* *   *
IN THE ANGLICAN HALL ON MONDAY. This Is the first of a series of
three. Monster Prize at the end of
the series for the largest score In addition to prizes for each night's play.
Dance follows curds. Refreshments—
Admission, 50c.
The Rev. E. O. Robathan left yesterday for Victoria to attend a meeting of the General Synod of tlle Anglican Church.
Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Hicks entertained
at dinner last Monday evening In
honor of Mr. and Mrs. T. V,'. Scott.
* *       *
The Talent Club of the Holy Trinity Church met at the Vicarage on
Monday evening last. The business
of having a stall at the Women's
Auxiliary sale of work, to be held In.
May, was brought up for discussion,
but it was decided to hold the matter
over until a more representative meeting. Refreshments were served during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bell of Nanaimo
motored to Cumberland last week-ena
for the purpose of visiting Mrs. S.
Horwood who is a patient in the Cumberland General Hospital.
Mr. Tommy Dunn, of Nanaimo, air-
rived from the Hub City a few days
ago and will make his future home in
*   +   *
Miss Edith Horbury motored up i ;
from South Wellington on Saturday I i
last and spent the week end with her . j
parents. I
* *   * ■
Miss Olive Richardson arrived home! !
on  Saturday  last after spending the
past  month   111   Victoria   and  Lady-
One of the patrons of the Royal
Confectionery, on Sunday last, accidentally leaned up against one of
the big s'ore windows—a nice little
job for the glazier being the result.
Miss Beth Horbury arrived home at
the week end after spending an extended vacation In Nanaimo.
Mrs. J. Horbury left on Sunday last
for Nanaimo to spend a week's vacation.
Mr. W. A. Owen spent last week-end
In Nanaimo.
*   *   .
Mr. L. P. Fisher, representative of
the Smith, Davidson & Wright Paper
Company was a visitor to Cumberland
during the   week.
One or two of the Dunsmuir Badminton club, says the office cat,
should learn *o play the game of Badminton first before taking a trip to the
Imperial  Pavilion.
Mrs. Horwood Improving
The many friends and acquaintances
of Mrs. Sidney Horwood will be pleas-1
ed to lea.™ that she is gradually improving in strength after a very serious operation, Mrs. Horwood Is still
confined to the Cumberland General
Has Your Community
That Prosperous
which results from the citizens working
together with a common end in view-that
of making the community  BIGGER  and
BETTER.   The most effective way of doing
this is to patronize your local merchants
and forget the mail order house exists.   It
is only natural that |if a large amount of
money is going out  of Cumberland
-—money which never   returns-—
it will be reflected in this
city's prosperity
It is like the appearance of a farm, which shows on the
surface whether the farmer is taking all the vitality
out of the ground.
If he is taking out vital soil elements and putting
nothing back you are likely to see poor looking land
and buildings,
So, if you go through a town and see it looking seedy
and run down, the chances are the people have been
spending their money away from home.
The fertility is being drained out of that community.
But if you see a handsome looking place, showing
enterprise and finish, it is reasonably sure that the
people are accustomed to spending their money at
home building up their own community.
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Be Loyal to your Community
This space made possible by the following merchants:
Sutherland's Dry Goods Store.
Matt. Brown's Grocery.
Mrs. L. Francescini.
Cavin's Shoe Store.
Tommy's Hardware Store.
Mann's Bakery.
M. Shiozaki, Wachmaker and Jeweller.
Marocchi Bros. Bakery.
L. Frelone Grocery.
A. Henderson, Confectioner.
Lang's Drug Store.
Cumberland Supply.
C. H. Tarbell & Son, Hardware.
Royal Confectionery
Cumberland Motor Works.
Harling & Ledingham.
Mackenzie & Partridge, Dry Goods.
City Meat Market.
Ritz. Cafe.
A. McKinnon, Dry Goods.
Wilcock & Co., Ltd., Meat Market.
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.
Henderson's Garage.
Mumford's Grocery.


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