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Death Claimed Hon. Wm. Sloan Today \    Light and Water Companies Submit Prices
Vancouver Gold Medalists
Entertain Large Audience:
St. David's Day Celebrated
March the flrat—St David's Day-
celebrated the world over by Welshmen, wiho, on this particular day,
gather together to honor their patron
saint—St. David. No wonder Welshmen are proud ot the traditions of
their country for the feudal grandeur
and glories of Wales were famous
ages before Edward's heir became first
Prince at Carnavon. Wales is the
Tyrol of Britain, a land of mists and
mystery, where you soar hundreds or
feet in the air to the mountain tops t<;
Jostle with a fascinating company of
ghosts, goblLis and giants. Then de
Bcend Into verdant valleys to the col
orful gathering of the bards at the
Whilst the <Iocal Welsh Society did
not celebrate with an Eisteddfod, theli
celebration was a magnificent success
commencing at 6:30 with a brilliant
concert In the Ilo-Ilo Theatre followed
by a sumptuous repast, terminating
with a monster dance In the Ilo-Ilo
ball room.
The concert by Sve gold medalist
from Vancouver was the greatest mu
slcal treat ever brought to the City
of Cumberland.
Mr. Iter- Roberts, the talented director of^the Welsh Male and Ladles
Choirs was in charge of the part/
who irrlved In Cumberland early
Thurtuay evening, remaining in. the
City until this morning: The chair
was taken promptly at 6:30 by the
Rev. E. 0. Robathan and after the
singing of "0 Canda" by the audience,
the programme by the Vancouver artists commenced. And what a concert!
Lasting for two solid hours, the vast
audience was highly entertained. ' Owing to the extreme length of the programme, the chairman announced that
encores would have to be dispensed
Mrs. Tom. Jones opened with an
excellent soprano solo (a) "Keep on
Hopin," (b) "Wake Up." She was
followed by Mr. Donald Hyslop, a
baritone with a very pleasing voice,
(a) Ode to Sleep,' and (b) "The Way
fairer's Night Song." Mrs. Hodgson
next delighted with a contralto solo,
(a) "Yesterday and Today," (b)
"Three," (c) "Ships." Of great Interest to the large number of Welsh
people present was the tenor solo by
Mr. Ifor Roberts, the talented director of the Welsh male and ladles' choir
of Vancouver, wiho sang ln his native
tongue, (a) "Wyt Tl'n Colio'r Lloer,"
and1 (b) "0 Na Byddain Hat 0 Hyd."
He mas followed by Mr. Donald Hyslop singing (a) "Like to be a Damask
Rose," and (b) "Going Home." Mrs.
Tom. Jones ended the first part of the
programme singing (a) "I know of
Bright Eyes,' and (b) "Happy Song."
The first part of the programme was
well received and the audience would
very much liked to have encored all
the numbers. A person does not need
to follow music as a profession In order to love It as an. art, for apprecla-
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A meeting of the Cumberland Cricket club was held In the Anglican Hall
on Saturday evening last, a large number of members being present The
Secretary's report .of the recent "600"
drive held In the Anglican Hall was
l read and received and the action of
the secretary in instructing Messrs.
Preston Bruce and L. R. Finch to proceed with repairs to the ground endorsed. Good iwork is being done at
'the "Y" ground and the Cricket Club
have permission from the Canadian
Collieries to erect signs, prohibiting
anyone taking sods away from the
ground, or In any way damaging the
property. Other Improvements to the
ground include the repairing of the
fence. The latter Is a necessary undertaking, as the cows are usually
found on the field to numbers. From
now on the members of the club have
pledged themselves to chase all animals oft the field as lt is rather discouraging to go and do a lot of work
then find a few cows, ln a few minutes
do an awful lot of damage.
The meeting decided to hold the
second of a series of "600" drives on
Friday, March the 9th, when the drawing for the thirty gallons of gasoline
will take place.
Burns' Club Annual Meeth
The annual general meeting ot tie
Cumberland Cronies' Burns' Clnb will
be held at 7:30 p.m., March 4th In tne
Athletic Hall. Business—appointing
officers for the year. All Interested
are invited to attend.   Sunday evening
March 4th.
Benefit Whist Drive and Dance!
Cumberland Cops Coveted
The W.B.A. will hold a benefit whist'
drive and dance In the Veterans' Hall'      ^"\«»»«   T«     DnJm'      4. T?' 1
on Monday, March the 6th.  Admission!      V>UpS   in     13301111^ tOn     TinalSI
60 cents.   Refreshments served—First
Class Music.
Conciliation Board
Fails To Agree
In Wage Dispute
Majority  Report  in  Canadian
Collieries Wage Controversy f
Favors Mine Operators
Ottawa, March 1.— Majority and!
minority reports from members of the
board of conciliation established to ln-
J. Robertson Heads
Cumberland's New
Billiard League
Miss Bickle Star Of Series
Cumberland Liquor
Store Makes Net
Profit of $22,162.28
Interesting Statements Pnblish-
ed Recently By Liquor
Control Board
The Liquor Control Board have published, the sixth annual report, some
very lntresting figures being noticed
The report Is for the period ot April
the 1st, 1920 to March the 31st, 1927
and shows the total sales have been
$13,806,089.60 an increase over the
previous period of $370,744.22. In a
very comprehensive chart illustrating
the sale of liquor and administration
of "Government Liquor Act," by electoral district, It Is found that the net
sales of the Cumberland Liquor Store
amounted to $91,106.26, a gross profit
of $26,968.60 resulting. Operation
costs amounted to $3,796.22, the Cumberland Liquor Store thus making a
net profit ot $22,162.28.
Net sales at the Courtenay liquor
store amounted to $79,836.20 a gross
profit of $22,680.76 resulting. Operation costs amounted to $4,060.93, the
Courtenay liquor store thus making
a net profit of $18,629.83.
In the appropriation of profits to
municipalities, Cumberland had 176,-
116 days attendance at school by pupils and received a grant ot $6'171.09.
Courtenay had 106,223 days attendance at school and received a grant
of $3,702.49.
Interesting Address At
Parent-Teachers' Meeting
Dr.  A.  J.  Taylor Speaks  on
"What Is Food?"
The regular monthly meeting of the
Parent Teacher Association was held
last Monday evening, the feature of
the meeting being an address by Dr.
A. J. Taylor on "What Is Food?". The
Talk proved very Interesting to those
present, and should be a valuable help
to all ■those who heard lt. The following Is the substance of Dr. Taylor's
Ladles and Gentlemen: -
The subject that I am going to talk
upon tonight is one which will not
appeal to everyone.    What Is Food?
The body Is a machine; food 1„ to
the body as gas Is to the automobile.
In fact it Is more. It supplies material lor repair and replacement of worn
out parts.   Dietetics Is a subject that
Has been much abused, and people
have been confused with the conflicting theories of "food faddists."   For
that reason I want to keep this talk
free from faddism and instead present
to you only such fundamental principles as are approved by science as a
result ot Impartial investigation and
j research.    One  matter  that should
i mever be overlooked in regards to the
] prescribing of diet is that a dietetic
regime   that  works   out  excellently,
with one person will not agree at all
with another.   There are great variations In Individuals, and there is more
than a grain of truth in the old adage
. that "What Is one man's food is an-
' other man's poison."
At the outset we have two well-
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with W. Smith, another youthful mem-
^^ifTfZZZl*" ™»P"* ««« P-. t-ese two
players being presented at the week
end with the first and second prize respectively.
So successful was the league, the
first ever attempted ln Cumberland,
and so much enthusiasm shown Iby the
various players that it has been decided to start a second league, entries
tor which are now being accepted. It
b hoped, to start this second venture
this week end. Following is the final
standing in the league Just terminal
ed: J. Robertson, 26 points; W. Smith
14 points; G. Williams and R. T.
Brown, 22 points; S. Hatfield, 20
points; W. McMillan and H. Jackson,
18 points; O. Frelone and S. Gough,
16 points; D. Lockhart, 14 points; T,
Brown, 12 points; T. Carney, 10 points
D. Martin and S. Hunt, 8 points; G.
W. Williams and C. Tobacco, 4 points.
Canadian Collieries Ltd. of Wellington,!
Vancouver, and the underground employees, have been received by the
department of labor. The report Indicates the question at Issue remains
unsettled Insofar as demands of the
men are concerned ?nd that restoration of the 60 cents a day bonus requested by the men has not been
granted1. The case was on par with
that Involving the Western Fuel Corporation of Nanaimo, B.C., and Its
employees, some months ago. An original bonus of 91 cents per working
day was cut to 31 cents and a request
for restoration of the 60 cents decrease was entered by the miners.
Mr. Hltohen has submitted a minority report in which he takes issue
with the findings of the other members ot the commission.
The majority report outlines the
f!-.anclal condition of the company
and shows that, through competl
tlon, decreasing prices for coal
and expansion of uses for fuel oil,
the company's losses have been of
such a nature to make It impossible to continue the bonus.
"In 1927," the report says, "the
company's operating loss was
$20,636, and for the portion ot the
year, July 1,1927, to Jan. U. 1928,
the company's operating loss has
been $89,040."
The average dally pay of all
employees of the company ln the
Wellington Extension district amounts to $4.41 and the average
sum earned by the actual miners
Is $6.30 a day.
"The board intimated to representatives of the men that it was
the duty of the board, If poslble,
to bring about a settlement between the employers and the employees of the men were now
fuly aware of the position of the
company, they ought to lay this
Information .before the men In the
hope that knowledge of the true
financial position of the company
might possibly induce them to
make some settlement.
Mr. Kitchen, In his minority report, declares that some employees of the Canadian Collieries
Ltd., are paid less than wages
paid to the Orientals In sawmills
and logging camps. "The average
wage Is given as $4.93% per day,
the yearly average as $1,249,
while cost of living figures are
given as $2,076. These figures are
from the Labor Gazette, and verified locally,"
Mr. Hltchen says that certain classes ot employees are shown to be
paid $2.17 less per day than the same
class of labor working alongside them
for other companies.
He recommends better protection
ot coal by the Dominion government;
relief In the matter ot taxation by the
provincial government, and Improved
methods ln the production and handling of the commodity.
He considers that the miners are
Justified In their demand and recommends that In the meantime the wages
be Increased 37 cents per day.
Billiard League Proved to Bel OF THE DISTRICT
Popular—Second One i    In tne Powel River News, Just to
Started • nand> a resident of the paper town
  | after a visit to the district, rushed in-
The billiard league run by the Cum-; to print, with, among other "choice"
berland Literary and Athletic Associa-! pieces of news, the following; "Comox
tlon terminated last week with young j Lake Is still frozen over on one end."
J. Robertson at the head of the table,! He must have had a shot ot mountain
dew.   That was our first thought on
reading the news item. On reading
a bit further we came across the following, "Headquarters is so named
because It is where the central offices
of the Comox Coal Mining Industry Is
located." We felt absolutely that
after reading the second quoted Item,
our friend from the paper town had
not one shot, but two shots.
Sudden Death Of
Hon. Wm. Sloan
Taken IU Whilst Attending A
Victoria Theatre
Death came with tragic sud-
deness to Hon. William Sloan,
Minister of Mines in the Provincial Government, when he died
at 12:45 this morning, following
a sudden illness in a Victoria
Theatre at 8:30 last evening
when he was seized with a hemorrhage and rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in an unconscious condition. No hope was
held out by attending physicians
from the first and Mr. Sloan
passed away at 12:45 without
having regained consciousness.
Immediately upon his seizure
a telephone message was sent
to Mrs. Sloan at her home in
Nanaimo who made a fast trip
by auto, to her husband's bedside, arriving there fifteen minutes before the end came.
The Hon. Mr. Sloan had, the
past two years, been in poor*
health , but of late, was regarded as making some progress toward gaining strength. He attended the session on Thursday
afternoon and his last words in
the House referred to the possibilities for the coal trade in
the use of pulverized coal.
The Hon. gentleman was born
September 19th, 1867 at Wing-
ham, Ontario. No arrangements
or announcements have been
made as to the funeral, at the
time we went to press.
Mr. Sloan was very well
known in Cumberland, having
made a host of friends here on
his numerous visits. The sympathy of the entire community
will go to Mrs. Sloan and the
family in their sad bereavement.
Master Film
Great War Picture Is Powerful
and Realistic
Every decade there appears on the
theatrical horizon a stage or screen
presentation so powerful ln Its appeal
whether It be comedy or tragedy, that
It at once radiates its fame to the remotest corners of the world.
It immediately grasps attention and
becomes a byword and topis ot everyday conversation. Everyone will admit that there Is no more positive
proof of this than "The Sonune." In
London at the Marble Arch Pavilion
"The Sonime," which comes to the
Ilo-Ilo March 23 and 24 created a
Proves Sensation.
The triumphant engagement ln the
Metropolis proved a sensation such
as has never been seen In the motion
picture history of London. Thousands
were turned away at every performance.
The wonderful plcturization ot those
never-to-be-forgotten days of 1916-17
produced In complete co-operation
with the war offices Is presented with
actual scenes taken on the Western
Front with the permlsson of the trustees of the Imperial War Museum.
This soul-stirring film Is admittedly
the finest ot Its kind, even shading Into
Insignificance those two great British
films "Ypres" and "Mons," which took
the whole of the British Empire by
The Ladles' Aid to the Cumberland
United Church met last Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Alex. MacKinnon. About eighteen membra
were present. Arrangements were
made tor a father and son banquet
which Is to be held on March 9th, also
for a sale of work, to be held on
March 21st.
The big badminton tournament at
the Imperial Pavilion this iweek, proved to be the greatest tournament since
Its Inception a few years ago. Looking back on the years since badminton
was Introduced into this district, one
marvels at the rapid strides the came
has made and the Immense popularity
tt has attained. The finals for the
first Comox District badminton tournament were played ln the old Agricultural Hall at Courtenay, the only
people being present in the hall were
those actually participating. A few
ot those players of those early days
are still actively connected with the
game and gave a real good account
of themselves In the present tournament
A surprising part ot the eaMss for
this year's tournament (was tH number ot Cumberland players eaterlng.
no less than 44 entries being rwslved
from this city and not a single one
from Courtenay. It speaks well tor
the localities, most of them being first
year players, who knew on entering
that defeat would be met early In the
series. It Is this spirit of "good
sportsmanship" that has brought the
Comox district badminton tournament
to such a magnificent success.
A feature ot the games played on
Monday evening ot this week was the
number ot young players noticed.
Some real good battles were played,
perhaps the one to catch the fancy of
the many spectators more than any
other, was the single games played
between the two brothers, George and
William Brown. George won the first
set 11-9, his younger brother coming
back with a win 11-9. The third and
deciding set started In real earnest.
The scoring was slow, every point
being hotly contested, George eventually running out a winner by a score
of 11-9. The veteran player Captain
Ash had very little difficulty ln winning his intlal round against McLean.
Mrs. Shenstone, one of the Imperial
clubs strongest lady players went
down to defeat ln the first round of
the ladies' singles, after a hard battle
against Mrs. Fair bairn, of Comox.
Tuesday evening's play produced
some great games, particularly in the
men's singles. Harry Idiens and G.
Wilson fought out a hard match
whilst Shenstone and Ledingham had
a hot time of It. In the semi-final,
Ledingham and Captain Ash entertained the spectators with some real
badminton. In the sem-flnals for the
ladies' singles, Miss B. Blckle had1 no
difficulty In defeating Miss Falrbalrn,
While Miss MacKinnon in the other
semi-final played beautiful badminton
to triumph over Mrs. Falrbalrn.
The finals were played on Wednes-
(Contlnued on Page Five)
$225,000.00 Cash Wanted
For Light and Water Plants
Youth Injured at No. 4. Mine
James Home, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Home of this City met with a
nasty accident yesterday afternoon
at no. 4. Mine. He is a rider at the
Mine, but at the time was attempting
Mayor Maxwell and Aldermen
Ledingham, C. J. Parnham, Mumford
Williams, and Henderson were present at the regular meeting of the
City Council last Monday evening.
A communlcaUon was received
that the Cumberland Council endorse
a resolution that no further private
club licenses be granted unless approved by the Municipal Council
City Clerk Cope was requested to
make  reply endorsing  same.
Pursuant to the proposal of purchasing    the    Cumberland    Electric
o board a moving car, when he struck j Lighting and Union Water Works,
] ai post which loosened his hold and I a communication was received from
I knocked him off the trestle.    Home ! the   Cumberland   Electric   Lighting
The Ancient Order of Foresters will j sixteen feet, sustaining a fracture of j 000 for plant and complete equip-
hold a whist drive and dance In the' the right thigh, besides several minor meiit, payable in cash, the offer bind-
G.W.V.A. Hall on Monday, March the' bruises. He wbb removed to the Cum-1 Ing for a period of six months only,
12th. Full particulars will be an-' berland General Hospital where he > compensation to be allowed for announced later, will be an Inmate for some months,   j expired   portion   of   franchise,   as-
collected accounts at the time of
purchase, subject to an arrangement
by the company at that time. Stock
on hand would be subject to purchase at cost price. In another communication, the Cumberland and
Union Water Works submitted a
price of $100,000, payable In cash,
offer binding for six months only.
After very little discussion of the
matter one way or the other, City
Clerk Cope was requested to Interview the City solicitor, Mr. P. P.
Harrison, and ascertain which side
ibe proposed representing. The matter will then come up for discussion
at the next meeting of the Council.
An application was received from
Mr. J. Mulrhead, Vancouver consulting engineer, for the representation of the city In connection with the
proposed purchase of the Cumberland
Electric Lighting Company. The communication was filed.
Accounts In the amount of 1946.66
(Continued on Page Three) PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, 1928.
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, 1028.
THE EDITOR has received two anonymous
letters this week. Both letters possess good
points and we would have printed them if the
writers had complied with our repeated request
that letters to this paper must bear the signatures
of their authors, not for publication but as an
evidence of good faith.
There is scarcely a day that wo do not get such
communications. Some of them have worthwhile
suggestions while others are mean and envious
and prompted by jealous cowards prowling in shadows of security, seeking to wound and hurt their
defenseless victims. Some newspapers print such
attacks without regard to merit or truth. Readers
gleefully chuckle over these screeds of volification
and slander and gloat over insidious rumour and
unwarranted statements of the anonymous letter
writer. The Islander for years, has thrust these
sneaking attacks upon our fellow citizens into the
waste basket.
We welcome honest and open criticism. We are
not afraid to print just complaints and censure.
We are willing and anxious to have the views
of our readers upon matters of public interest, but you must sign your name to your letter.
The editor of this newspaper has been in the game
too long to be used as a catspaw for the purpose
of character murder or to give publicity to cowardly spleen.
And while we are on this subject we want to
say that there is entirely too much loose and malicious talk circulated in this community. We have
heard a good and respectable woman's character
maligned by evil gossip without a syllable of truth
in all the slander. We have heard men, claiming to
be friends of the victim, sneakingly make charges
that seek to ruin the character. Wives are acused
of infidelity, men are charged with almost every
kind of meaness and indecency, young people are
assailed as fan ton and criminal. It has been growing worse. There has always been venomenous
gossip but it seems to us there has been an increasing tirade this winter. Perhaps people are feeling
the tightening pinch of extravagant living and are
borsgrowing more jealous of the thrifty citizens
who have kept within their income and attended
to their own business. The keener competition in
business has caused competitors to magnify differences, rivalry among organizations, the social
climbing at bridge parties, the petty jealousies
among sets and neighbors, have all combined to
add fuel to this flame of hell. It is time to put a
clamp on loose tongues and to lay aside the scurrilous pen. Stop slandering your neighbor; stop
writing anonymous letters. It is the duty of good
citizenship to assist in the scotching of these
snakes whenever it may be possible.
WE ARE now well along in the second half of
the school year and everywhere the teacher
and pupil are looking toward those strenuous Spring weeks which will tell the story of promotion or failure. Most boys and girls in this happy day have realized in their experience that
school days no longer represent a blur of gray monotony, a more or less tortuous experience an affliction to be borne with whatever fortitude and endurance one may possess.
Away back in the early days when the little red
School house was serving its immortal purposes,
things were very different than at present. In
those days getting to school was many times a
problem of serious proportions, and getting an
education was reckoned among the most arduous
achievements in life. There were no special features of diversion to make learning loved in those
days; there were many hardships and handicaps.
Even in the cities the school year was more or less
a drab affair. Time has changed all of that. Spen-
did school buildings, both in country and town,
now offer haven to all who care to learn. Prop*
heating, sanitation, comfortable furniture, ex-
celelnt text books, efficient teachers have replaced crude and uncomfortable, the menacing conditions and the inadequate text books of
other days. Today schoolwork is made interesting.
Today the schoolteacher is an important personage
and indispensable factor in the life of the community. Today the pupil, if he takes advantage of
his opportunities, when he leaves the public scool
is prepared to enter, well equipped, the striggle for
existence. And then there are the nornul schools
seminaries, academies, colleges and universities—
all far in the forefront of educational progress,
each adding its contribution to the development
of the nation's education.
School days, even under the most trying circumstances, live forever in the memory, hallowed by
the truest, tenderest and finest experiences of life.
They indeed are those 'dear Old Golden Rule Days'
With these memories are entwined humanity's
purest emotions; school days know the clean ambitions of youth that come to us but once, merging
all too soon into the fabric of life, whose warp and
woof is composed of the threads of joy and pain,
sorrow and sacrifice, the recompense and burdens
inseparable from mature realizations.
So numerous were the letters received acknowledging the peony
plants which tlle Prince of Wales had
distributed throughout Canada last
fall as a mnniento of bis visit that His
Royal Highness has requested that
his formal acknowledgment to the
Bank of Montreal, through whom the
letters were forwarded to him, be taken as constituting a general reply.
It will be remembered that His
Royal Highness, asked the Bank to
undertake for him the distribution
of CanadIan,-grown peony plants to
His Excellency the Governor General,
thcLieutenant Governors and Premiers of the Provinces; also to all cities
towns and Incorporated villages
throughout Canada. The distribution
was made through the branches ot
the Bank with the co-operation and
assistance of His Majesty's Mails, anil
the hundreds of letters received from
mayors and other public officials
showed how great the royal gift was
appreciated. These letters, conveying
the thanks of the various communities
and expressing loyalty and devotion,
were bound in a handsome portfolio
and transmitted by the Bank of Montreal to Vice-Admiral Sir Lionel Hal-
sey, Comptroller of the Prince ot
Wales. Household. The following
letter from Sir Vincent Meredith,
Bart., to the Comptroller, dated trom
the Head Office, Bank of Montreal,
January 21st, accompanied the portfolio:
Sir—1 have the honour to forward
to you under separate cover for the
Information of his Royal Highness,
tiie Prince of Wales, a portfolio containing copies of letters of appreciation and grateful thanks for the gift
of peony plants that His Royal Highness so graciously sent to the cities,
towns and villages, through the medium of the branches of the Bank ot
Montreal throughout Canada as a mo-
niento of his visit to the Dominion
during Its Diamond Jubilee Year
Through the courtesy and co-operat-
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
I'llflNFS J Nlg,,t call9; 134X Courtc1,ay
I Office:  159 Cumberland.
tion of the Honourable the minister ot
finance and the Honourable the Post-
master General, the services of His
.Majesty's Mall were promptly placed
at our and this greatly faciliated the
With every sentiment ot loyalty and
devotion to His Royal Highness,
have the honour to be, Sir, Your
obedient servant,
Chairman of the Board.
Ford, Ontario, Feb. 22.—When interviewed by the press regarding production on the new Ford car, W. R.
Campbell, vice-president and treasurer, Ford Motor Company of Canada,
Limited, said: "Our production department her is now functioning ln
the manufacturing of Canadian built
Model A's. At the present time pur
problem Is to co-ordinate the production of our motor and chassis assembly lines with our body production. All
three of which are producing ln daily
increasing quantities."
Quesloned about the production of
the assembly branches at Montreal,
Toronto and Winnipeg, Mr. Campbell
replied, "Parts are being shipped to
those branches this month and as they
have been ready for assembly work lt
will not be long before they will be
into regular production which will
augment our toal dally figures considerably." Referring to total dally production figures, Mr. Campbell added,
"Our previous daily figure of 500 cars
a day will soon be reached and by
March deliveries will be made to the
public in strict rotation."
The Canadian content of the new
car was pointed out by Mr. Campbell.
"Every bit of material used ln the new
car Is purchased ln Canada, except
where that article cannot be supplied
by a Canadian firm."
When asked about the performance
of the new car, Mr. Campbell referred
to the lengthy list now on hand.
"Many police departments throughout
the Dominion have placed their approval on the new car and have backed up their recommendations by actual
orders, which ln several urgent coses,
we have filled."
"Our task ol practically reorganizing the production departments of the
Ford Motor Company of Canada,"
concluded Mr. Campbell, "extends
throughout the British Empire. The
affiliated companies in Australia,
South Africa, Singapore and Indi»,
must also be changed over to our new
production requirements and we hope
to have all our plants and branches
ln full production shortly."
Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd
Matinee Saturday at 2:30
- !*!>,, h    7or the Amy's Honor—and
iftfra  A aTVoman's
A myiterr romance
of a dturtoutrcst in India.
Of the love of a young lieutenant and the commander's wife.   Of
the hiisbar d'a diabolic vengeance.   A
■enunce that blazes with desert heat.
«       Vltiarner (Bro 4. present    x
The Desired Woman
Ikene Rich
\ belle of London society,
Lady Diana had tossed over
her whole world of gay pleasures to follow ber soldier
husband to a dreary outpost
In the Indian desert. And
to ' a a dull companion. Lady
Diana was ill from sheer ennui, until young Lieutenant
He tempted her! This boy
lieutenaut, still with the eager glow of the London, social
world about him, pictured to
I.nd'y Diana the lite they
could again enjoy together,
far from the desent heat ot
the army outpost Id India,
where they were both burning out their lives. While
her husba.nd, the commanding officer, was Off with his
Mad passion — delirious
love — temptation! An outpost in the ibreathles3 wastes
of the desert. A man who
covets the love of another
man's wife. A woman whose
scul Is stirred to Ahe depths—
Monday and Tuesday, March 5th and 6th
Never boasted a beauty like
take The Plumber in hls|
Harem-Scarem Jake—the original flaming youth ot torch
and soldering iron—with a
face that only a mother
could love—and ai lover's
complex that would bust any
sultan's harem—
The screen never saw such
a flood of laughs as pours
from the faucet of this howling burlesque on the plumber's profession. ,
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"Everything—Everywhere —
iwith everyone Is Jake!"
also the last episode of "The Trail of the Tiger"
and News Reel
Wednesday and Thursday, March 7th aud 8th
The Romance of a
Hard-riding Avenger
A story of Romance and Vengeance in the Basque country of
the Pacific Southwest— Featur-
ing the hard riding Ace of the
Saddle in a picture throbbing
with thrills and sparkling with
News Reel and Comedy FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND, 1928
A Few of our Prices
Royal City Pork and Beans, 7 tins for $1.00
Royal City Pork and Beans, small tins, 12 tins for 90^
Singapore Pineapples, 8 tins for 50^
Heinz and Quaker Soup, 2 tins for 25£
Molasses, per tin 15p
Biscuits, Lemon and Macarone, Snaps, 2 lb 550
Fresh Vegetablesfi Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Lettuce,
Rhubarb, etc. •
Mum ford's Grocery
1    Phone 71
Vancouver Gold
Medalists Entertain
(Continued trom Page One)
own composition, "Czardars" this talented young musician fairly took the
house by storm nd on the conclusion
of her wonderful playing was accorded a great ovation. Disregarding the
chairman's remarks that no encores
could be given, the audience became
so Insistent that Miss Mclntyre responded with "Humouresquc." in
faultless   style.    A  quartet   (by  re-
tlon grows with knowledge; and1 real
musicianship does not lie merely ln
dextrous fingers or facile composition.
There Is no gainsaying the fact, the
effort* of the Vancouver artists wero, quest) was next undertaken by Mrs.
greatly appreciated by all present ! Jones, Mrs. Hodgson, Mr. Roberts and
The second half of the programme j Mr. Hyslop, their voices blending
commenced with a contralto solo by \ splendidly. Mr. Roberts again de-
Mrs. Hodgson, who, in faultless style! lighted his Welsh friends with a
rendered (a) "Pleadings," and (b), Welsh solo and for the second portion
"Three Fishers Went a Sailing." The' sang "The last Watch." A soprano
next Item was a violin solo by Miss j solo by Mrs. Hodgson, a contralto
Margaret Mclntyre, the accompanist j solo by Mrs. Jones followed by Mr.
of the Welsh Male Choir.   Playing her I Hyslop in a baritone solo,   Mr. Tom,
Lewis, of Nanaimo, started the singing ot the Welsh National Anthem
which was followed by all singing,
"God Save the King."
The supper was next In order, the
large store, next to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
and formerly occupied by the Cumber-
turned into a supper room, where
turned Ineto a supper room, where
provision had been made for over
three hundred and fifty. Every seat
was occupied and the catering, In the
hands of the ladles of the Cumberland
Welsh Society, was most excellent,
the huge crowd being well looked after, the arrangements for their comfort and entertainment being perfect.
The tables were loaded with food
things, several ot the waitresses, In
Welsh national costume, also serving
the famous "Welsh Faggots," hot and
steaming. Lots of people tried them,
including the writer, and whilst they
were very tasty, one was sufficient for
ye Islander scribe.
The success of the celebration was
due to a large extent to the great iwork
ot the new president, who worked unceasingly to assure the 1928 celebration being a banner one.
After the supper adjournment was
made to the Ilo-Ilo ball room where
dancing was indulged ln until early
morning to music suplled by Messrs.
Robertson, Moody, Dando, Davis, Walker and Mrs. Hudson. -
Personal Mention
Mrs. George Richardson left (or
Victoria Monday morning.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham apent
a few days In Nanaimo this week.
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Mr. A. B. Rolston representing F.
B. 0. Pictures Vancouver Branch visited Cumberland on Thursday.
More Comox Poultry
For U.S. Buyers
During the past week Mr. R. B.
Ault, of the Comox Valley Poultry
Farm, Sandwlck, has received from
Ottawa the ribbon awarded for third
place ln the Canadian National Egg
Laying Contest held at Sidney for
1926-27, with his pen of Single Comb
White Leghorns.
Mr. Ault has also Just received an
order for nine of his bird* to be shipped to Mr. B. Shahbaz, Palatine, 111.,
at a very remunerative figure.
What we know about
Tested and Proven for more than 2 years by
over a million owners
4 Wheel Brakes, claimed by some
manufacturers as an inovation. Whippet has had for two years Bendix
mechanical 4-wheel brakes. At the
recent Olympia Auto Show, London,
England, 72 per cent, of the mechanical 4-wheel brakes were Bendix. At
the New York Show last month 92
per cent, were Bendix.
Standard selective type transmission has always been used in the
The Whippet has full force feed
lubrication drilled crank shaft. Separate oil pump forcing oil to main
bearing, connecting rod bearings and
cam shaft, also separate water pump,
ensuring perfect cooling. A feature
only found on cars of a much higher
Timkin bearings throughout
which means the most complete protection against side thrust, speed
shock, and weight—in transmission,
differential, rear wheels, front wheels
steering pivots and fan.
Gabriel Snubbers are standard
equipment and have been for many
The Whippet has for two years incorporated in it every feature of modern
light car design, and still has many features not eqalled by other cars in
its price class.
Make a comparison.
Your inspection invited.
Telephone 166.
Canadian Bank of Commerce BIdg.
P. O. Box 380
17 Church St.
Cumberland Motor Works (J. H. Cameron) Local Agent
Cumberland School
Teachers Want
Cement Court
A delegation composed ot Misses
Galllvan, Partrldgo and Principal
Apps attended the regular meeting of
the Cumberland School Board last
evening, for the purpose of soliciting
the co-operation and financial assistance of the Board towards the con-
structionof a cement tennis court on
the School grounds. In presenting the
matter to the meeting, Miss Galllvan
explained that should the trustees
consider the matter favorably the
teachers would undertake to raise one
half of the required amount which had
been estimated ln the neighborhood
of $300.00. The cinder court as it now
stands is most unsatisfactory, and
calls for an annual expenditure of
fifty or sixty dollars to put It in any
Bort of playing shape. Miss Partridge
remarked that she bad learned that
cement tenuis courts had given very
great satisfaction and pleasure whore-
ever they had been Installed, making
special mention of those courts at the
University ot British Columbia and
University ot Washington. Principal
Apps expressed the opinion that the
tennis court in the past had been pro-
duclve of much interest on the part
of the school children, especially the
boys, and the same of tennis was
made possible to pupils who would
have no other opportunity of learning
and playing it. While the first expenditure would be somewhat great, Mr.
Apps felt that It would be justified
inasmuch as it would be a final one
and not an annual expense as Is the
case with the present court.
Mrs. Banks, Chairman of the Board
expressed herself as very much In
favor of Installing the cement court,
If the project was at all feasible from
a financial standpoint, as she felt the
teachers should be given every support and co-operation ln the splendid
work they were promoting In the way
of clean 'healthful sport for the pupils
of the Cumberland Public Schools.
Trustee Henderson felt that while the
cause was a worthy one he felt hat
the Board could not possibly shoulder
the expense, considering the propor-
ion of the estimates, as they now appeared. Mrs. Banks suggested that
even If expenses ln other directions
were very much curtailed, she thought
the Board should make every endeavor
to financially support the project. After much discussion, It was finally decided that the Grounds Committee,
consisting of trustees MacNaughton,
Henderson and Bannerman, investigate the matter as to cost, condilon
ot the ground for installation, and any
other necessary information, submitting same to board at the earliest
poslble time, after which the Board
will make a decision and advise the
School teachers. If the proposal is
favorably considered, the School teachers plan on holding a tea In the
school with the object of raising part
of their share of the expense.
An application was received from
Miss Beth Horbury for a share of the
substitute teaching. At the present
time Miss Sadie Brown Is the substl-
ute teacher. In view of the application, the Board consider that since
there are two graduate normal students without teaching positions, In
town, it is only fair that the substitute teaching be equally divided and a
motion to that effect was seconded and
The School Board have been solicited for support to tho Girls' Gymnasium Classes which are being held
every Monday evening in the Anglican Hall under the leadership of Miss
Aspesy and Mr. Jackson. These classes were originally formed and held
In the School Building, but for lack
ot room have since been obliged to
meet In the Anglican Hall. A committee consisting of Mrs. Banks and
Messrs. Henderson and Bannerman
was appointed to Interview Miss Aspesy and determine the nature and
amount of assistance and support required.
Principal Apps spoke to the School
Board regarding the representation of
the Cumberland School at the Musical
Festival to Ibe held In Nanaimo this
month. A minimum of twenty-four
pupils must be entered If the School
is to take part. Should the entry be
made, Mr. Parnham has volunteered
his services in connection with the
training and leadership of the pupils
contesting. During the coming week
the Board will make enquiries In connection with the arrangements as to
transportation, and accommodation In
Nanaimo, and If it is at all feasible,
Cumberland will be represented at
the Festival.
Postmaster Of
Nanaimo City
Special Notices
TO     Retire'    The Ho8pltaI Ba". advertised to be
'"j held on Easter Monday, has, owing
Nanaimo's  Postmaster,  A.  H ' IZ'^T *1,rcustances' ^n poet-
 -       '     -    n':Poued and  will  be held on Friday
i April the 20th.
Home,  Well  Known
Postmaster A. H. Home, who has
been In the Government employ for
the past fifty-four years, will retire
no April 1, This was announced yesterday. Mr. MIddlemus, of Vancouver, is expected to take Mr. Horne'B
position temporarily.
Postmaster Home is well known on
Vancouver Island and has lived in
Nanaimo since he was a mere lad.
His father, Mr. A. O. Home, was a
member of the staff of the old Hudson
Bay Company and Mr. Home assisted
his father in a store situated on Front
Street where the old' jail afterwards
was located and which was demolished a few years ago. Mr. Horne Joined
the government service in 188S. He
was manager of the Savings Bank
Department, and as it iwas the only
bank in this district, It did a big business with the miners who worked ln
the Old Wellington mines. He was
also Inspector of weights and measures. Seven years later he was moved
to the postal department where he
has efficiently presided' since. Mr.
Horne Is sixty-eight years of age, enjoys the best of health and is popular
with all whom he has come in contact
with In business for over half a century. Mr. Home is the father of Mrs.
W. A. Owen, a former resident of
Cash Wanted
(Continued from Page One)
were submitted and referred to the
Finance Committee to be paid if found
In order.
Some confusion In the reversing ot
the numbers of the Inside and outside
pupils, by the Superintendent of Education resulted ln a discrepancy ot
approximately $1,800. The City Clerk
was requested to communicate with
the Department of Education relative
to having the matter adjused.
Estimates for the year 1928 were
tentatively drawn up. Estimated expenditures totalled $12,860.00, and receipts, $13,020. Estimated receipts
tor the Public Schools was placed at
$30,335 and expenditures $32,611.00.
Alderman Henderson who Is also a
school trustee was requested to bring
the matter of curtailing expenditures
as much as possible to the attention
of the School Board. However, an
adjustment In the half yearly school
grant will increase the receipts; as It
now appears the estimated expenditures execeed receipts.
Representing the Hospital Board,
Alderman Mumford drew attention to
Hie poor condition of the road running
past the new Hospital wing:
Pursuant to a request from Mr.
Mathew Brown in connection with the
ownership of his house, the City Clerk
was instructed to write the Superintendent! of Lands for Information regarding deed transfers of houses under the Soldiers' Settlement arrangement.
The next meeting of the City Council will be held Monday, March 12th.
Members of the Cricket Club who
have stubs of sold tickets or any unsold tickets for the 30 gallons of gasoline are asked to return same, along
with money, to the secretary not later
than Thursday of next week. A "500"
drive followed by a dance will be held
in the Anglican Hall on Friday next
when the drawing will take place.
Mr. Neill'8 Committees
The committees to which Mr. Neill,
M.P., has been appointed in the Federal House, are the Marine and Fisheries Committee, the Industrial and
International Relations Committee,
and the Committee on the Library.
"What would
"I   would'nt   be
you say if I kissed
in  a position  to
City Meat
Quality and Service
Beef, Veal
Lamb, Pork
Phone 111
Our Dining Room offers good food,
good service,  reasonable charges.
King George Hotel
Union Hotel
Cumberland, B. C.
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
R. YATES, Proprietor
Phone 16 phone lt
One ol the best and largest attended auction sales ever held In the district was that of the effect of the late
Dr. Birdsall held by Mr. F. C. Pcarcc
at Comox on Wednesday afternoon.
Bidding was keen and good prices
A. M
See  our large  range
of PIPES at
35c and 50c
In   selecting   your   Chocolates,
always cbooso the best at little
extra cost.
We sell Moir's—always
| GtoiiJberlaiKl
■•dquirttri Jj[ W 1>C 1
Rooms Steam Heated
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre "
Cumberland, B.C. ■
Practical Barber & Hairdresser :
Children's hair cut any style 35c j
Ladles' hair cut any style 50c !
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Car  leavss   Cumberland   Hotel
at 0:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union Bay. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd. 1*28.
This Great Healing Oil Must
Speedily Bring Comforting Relief
To Tired, Aching, Swollen Feet
Or Your Money Back.   That's the Plan on Which Moone's
Emerald Oil Is Sold by All  Good  Druggists
This wonderful preparation now
known all over America as Moone's
Kmcrald OH is so efficient in the treatment ot inflammatory foot troubles
that the unbearable soreness and pain
often stops with one application.
Moone's Emerald Oil Is hate and
pleasant to use; it doesn't stain or
leave a greasy residue. It Is so
powerfully antiseptic and deodorant
that all unpleasant odors resulting
from excessive foot perspiration are
instantly killed.
De patient; don't expect a single
bottle to do it all at once but one
bottle we know will show you beyond
all question that you have at last discovered the way to solid foot comfort.
It's a wonderful formula—this combination of essential oils with camphor and other antiseptics so marvelous that thousands of 'bottles are sold
a'.iiiiiually for reducing varicose or
swollen veins. All druggists sell lots
of It.
A Basketfull of Good Things from I
The Home of High Class :
Cakes and Pastries
will make you happy all j
the week. ■
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns,   Cream   Sponges,   Golden •
Brown Dougnuts, Girdle Scones, Meat Pies. '
Phone 18
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Our Prices for
Today are:
Rodgers' Golden Syrup 2s SS3£
Rodgers' Golden Syrup 5s 50£
Peanut Butter, Is   28tf
Peanut Butter 21/28   65tf
Horseshoe Salmon, '/is, 2 for 45^
B.C. Pink Salmon, V2s, 3 for 254
King Oscar Sardines  15^
Brunswick Sardines 3 for 24£
Hedlunch Sandwich Spread, tin 25£
Devilled Meats, assorted, 3 tins for 25<>
Clark's Cambridge Sausages, per tin 40^
Clark's Canadian Dinner, per tin 40«?
Saanich Clams, per tin 20«?
Eagle Brand Lobster, per tin   35£
C. & B. Herring in Tomato Sauce (large)  20<>
Zero Clams, per tin 18«?
Clark's Veal Loaf, V!>s   25<>
Fray Bentos Corn Beef 33«>
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Phone 155 Cumberland
Scotch Concert
at Coombs
Parksville, Feb. 28.—A Scotch concert was held at the Coombs Hall on
Friday evening when the following
programme, which was particularly
good, was presented:
Song, Mr. Bob Goodall.
Dance, Miss K. Moore.
The Bally Englishman, Sid Williams.
Song, Mrs. Spooner.
Comedian, Mr.  Harry Jackson.
Popular Airs, Orchestra.
Song, Dr. Moore.
Black Bottom—John Inglls (Miss
P. Moore) and Miss K. Moore.
Reading—A Scotch lady's views,
showing what a useful article the lard
pail is.
Song, Mrs. Spooner.
Selected, Mr. Harry Jackson.
Song, Mr. Bob Goodall.
Sword Dance, Miss K. Moore.
Quartette Comic).
Song, Mrs. Johnson.
At the conclusion of the programme
refreshments were served, after which
quite a number stayed for dancing,
the music being provided by the orchestra.
VICTORIA, March 1.—Opposition
criticism regarding the expenses Incurred by the government in fighting
the freight rates case was nullified
when Attorney-General Manson declared that if the government counsel,
G. C. McGeer, K.C., had been employed
by a private concern he would have
earned approximately $1,000,000, instead of the $170,000 which went for
fees and general expenditures. The
minister declared that many millions
of dollars had already been earned as
the result ot freight rates reductions
and these benefits would be greater
and greater as the years go by.
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Businessmen in all lines of endeavor throughout the province are expressing approval of the announcement that Britioh Columbia will be
extensively advertised by the government During consideration of the
estimates ln the legislature It was
stated that already mov;nj pictures
showing the province's opportunities
and industrial and commercial development have been made. When
they are edited and suitably prepared
they will be sent on thel rmission ot
bosttng British Columbia. Higher
votes for various forms of advertising
will be provided. This year's estimate
Is placed at $65,000 and Premier McLean states it is Intention to extend
this service.
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Outlining the work being done at
British Columbia House, London, by
Agent-General F. A. Pauline, Premier
McLean recently Informed the legislature that British capital is lookink
more and more to the Investment op
portunlties of this province. British
Columbia timber, fruit and minerals
are coming to the fore rapidly In the
Old Country demand, and a greatly
Increased amount ot capital Is being
invested! In British Columbia ventures.
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Preliminary steps toward the writing of another chapter In the Liberal
government's record of social legis
latlon are being taken. The Issue is
health insurance, sponsored chiefly
by Dr. H. C. Wrinch, Liberal member
for Skeena, and generally approved
by the McLean administration.
Dr. Wrinch has Introduced a resolution asking for the appointment of
a special committee to consider health
Insurance, and lt Is expected before
the end of the present session a report
will have been submitted.
British Columbia is now far ln advance of other provinces of Canada In
social legislation in. force. The pass
ing of 'health insurance legislation
would place the province In a remarkably advanced position.
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The healthy condition of British Columbia finances was fairly pointed out
In the legislature recently by Attorney
General A. M. Manson, who closed the
budget debute for the government As
minister of flnamice, Premier MacLean
had delivered the budget speech and
could not take the floor again.
In his stead Hon. Mr. Manson pointed out that the total debt of British
Columbia is carried at an Interest
rate of 4.76 per cent, the lowest of
any province in Canada. He also stated that when the finance minister sold
British Columbia bonds last year for
the low Interest rate of 4.42 per cent,
the issue was eagerly subscribed for.
One other province sold bonds at an
Interest rate of only tin 0 tenths of
one per cent, higher than that of
British Columbia's securities, but the
brokers could not dispose of tbe bonds
without some delay.
j Cumberland 25 Years Ago j
wheat, and the full from the rice by
polishing, seems to take trom them
something needed to sustain the body.
These elements contained in the bran
of wheat and in the hull of rice, ami
of course In a great number of other
foods, have been named vitamins.
Just what vitamins are has not been
determined with certainty, but It I.;
evident that, whatever their nature,
life can not be sustained without
them. For convenience vitamins have
bean, classified as (1) Fat Soluble A
(2) Water Soluble B, and (3) Water
Soluble C.
(1) Fat Soluble A is found ln animal
fats mainly (excepting lard), and In
the foliage ot plants. It is essential
to growth. Milk, butter, cream, lettuce, spinach and other leafy vege-1 community, the attendance of our
tables contain this vegetable. Chil-1 school dropped nearly in half, and It
dren, require this Fat Soluble A for! is only during the last month that the
growth, and adults require It to main-1 attendance has again gone up and I
tain strength of bones. ' presume that "Parent" is mot aware
(2) Water Soluble B Is the vitamin 1 that the trustees have not finances at
that is removed from the rice when; their lingers' ends wihereby they can
It is polished. This vitamin is also! meet all demands made upon them
necessary for growth, and a lack of' immediately, but I can assure "Par-
it gives rise to nervous diseases. This I ent" Unit the trustees will do every-
vltanrin is found principally in wheat. | thing in their power in the interests
Tiheie will be a grand opening of
the 'Riverside" Hotel by the new proprietor, Mr. Thos. Foster, on Tuesday
evening, October 27th. There will be
a dance and refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome. Come and
see your old friend "Tom" and have
a good evenings enjoyment.
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Editor Ettiterprlse—Dear sir:
1 lies space In your paper to reply
to one signing himself Parent regarding the over-crowding of the primary
grade ot the public school, and 1
might stale that at one time this year
the trustees discussed ways and means
ol' lidding an additional teaoher for
this grade, but owing to the labor
■troubles   aad   unsettled   state   of the
(Continued from page 1.
corn, rice, peas, cereals and eggs.
(3) Water Soluble C Is found in
fresh meats, oranges, lemons, tomatoes and leafy vegetables. It is also
known as anti-scorbutic vitamin because lack of lt will cause scurvy.
In tbe foregoing discussion of vitamins you will have noticed that I
listed meats along with vegetables as
containing vitamins. I do not want to
convey uhe Impression that, because
I listed meat, I approve of too much
use of it by mankind. It is probable
that a moderate amount of meat can
be eaten by a normal, healthy person
without causing much trouble, and It
is true that such meats as chickens
and veal are not so harmful as some
others. Nevertheless, the fact cannot
be denied that the Internal "make-up"
of man Is more like that of a guinea
pig than anyother animal, and the
guinea pig is a strict vegetarian.
Too much meat eating the cause of
some of the diseases that we have so
much trouble with today. The rotten
decayed particles of meat floating in
the blood stream are a prolific source
of disease.
It Is a significant fact that the physically big races of mankind are milk
drinkers, while races ot lesser stature
consume little or no milk. It is also
evident that the races ot larger stature
dominate In a general sense. Large
stature is mainly due to bone growth,
and Calcium, (lime) Is the principal
element of bone, milk is the food richest in calcium. It also contains an
abundance of nerve, tissue, brain, and
blood making elements. The salts In
milk are in an organic state and are
all ready for Immediate assimilation.
In closing, my advice to you will be
to drink more milk and eat more fruit
and vegetables.
A hearty vote of thanks was proposed to Dr. Taylor for his most Interesting and useful address. Mr.
Sutherland, Mrs. MasNaughton, Rev.
Robathan,   and   Mr.   Pa&rtrldge   all
Cumberland1 Public School and if
"Parent" will only avail himself of
tacts he will find that the actual attendance of the primary grade last
month, is leBB than forty-nine, which
is twelve less than "Parent stated In
his letter. The trustees know there
are too many, but until "Parent" informs us where we can get funds to
furnish another room and pay another teacher on such a short notice
I am afraid lie will have to be satisfied with the feeble efforts of the trustees to meet the demand made upon
them ou such occasions.
I am Sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
Sec'y School Board.
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Messrs. J. Horbury and L. Coe were
pasengers on the out-going boat on
Friday, and are bound1 for St. Louis,
Montana. U.S.A. where they expect to
A farewell dance was given for Lou
Coe on Thursday evening In.  the City
Hall.*previous to  ills  departure  for
Undo Rani's  dominions.
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Everything is ln  readiness for the
Firemen's   Annual   Masquerade   Bail
made a few remarks on the address In
agreement with Dr. Taylor.
Very little business was transacted
at the meeting. Two letters received
one from Miss E. Till who requested
that she may be allowed to use the
P.T.A. cups and saucers for the children at noon hour, th other re the
Nanaimo Music Festival, asking if the
P.T.A. would care to donate a cup or
shield as one of the trophies. The
former request was granted but no,
action was taken in regard to the latter.
The only committee report was
from the programme committee. The
Rev. Roathan stated that he was trying to persuade Colonel Vllliers to
give an address on "Good Cltzenshlp"
at the next meeting.
defined temperments In human beings,
one known as tbe electric temperament (or oxo-type) and theother as
Uhe magnetic temperament (or tiger-
type). The make-up of these two
types is essentially different, one Inclined to be small boned and stout,
and the other to have heavy bone |
structure and he thin. Naturally the
food for these two types would' he entirely different
As lt Is well known, some foods contain a larger percentage of the essential elements needed ln the body than
others. Some of the other physiologists found that, wheat, corn and rice
came the nearest to being perfect and
complete foods, taken individually,
than any others, and for that reason
called them "The Three Staffs of Life."
Wheat Is considered the most nearly
complete of all. However, lt was
found that 'the way In which theBe
foods are often prepared tor trade
really renders them unlit for food.
Thus the removal of the ran from the
Phone 46
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring Intention
io become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and Improvement for agricultural
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions Is
given In Bulletin No. 1, Laud Series,
'How to Pre-empt Laud," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by uddressing tbe Department of
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., currying over 5,000 board
feet per acre west ot the Coast Rang*
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Laud Recording Division, 111 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 for
live years and improvements mads
to value of 510 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before Crown Grant can bs
For more detailed information set
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received (or pur
chiise of vacant and unrestrvod
Crown lands, not being tlniberlind,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of llrst-class (arable) land Is $5
per acre, and second-class (grating)
land $2.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
tease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or teased, the conditions Including payment ol
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesitts,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land bus 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 a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
! numbers ranged, priority being given
1 to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially frea,
permits' are available for settlers,
campers  and  travellers,  up  to ten
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•   •   • I
After an illness ot only two weeks-
duration, the death occurred on Wednesday, August 26, at the residence,
104 North Park street, Victoria, of
Rev. Alexander Fraser, minister of the
Presbyterian churches of Oak Bay
Spring Ridge and Cedar Hill. Deceased was born in Iverness, Scotland, 69
years ago, and received his theological training in Knox College, Toronto.
He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1878, amd served the Church in
Orono, Ontario, Comox B.C., San Pedro, Calif.., and Victoria. His last
change be 'hold since 1899. He was
known not only to his own congregation or to the branch of the church
to which he belonged, but to the entire community as a most faithful
pastor. He leaves a widow and one
daughter to moura. his loss. The funeral has been aranged tor today at
2:30 from Knox Church, Spring Ridge.
Deceased was very iwell known In
Cumberland and Comox where he was
pioneer minister, Hieing stationed at
Cumberland when the mines opened.
He ministered to that town and also
Comox and was noted for his regularity in- attending service, even wihen
serrlous obstacles -were in his way.
In those days there was practically
nb road between the two points and
in tbe best of weather it wiae hard
travelling through the woods. In winter the road was almost Impassible,
but Mr. Fraser braved every danger
and hardship to keep his appointment
and was many times welcomed warmly by tho lumbermen and farmers at
Comox after a specially hard trip
through the snow during the winter
months. His many friends In Comox
district will heor of his demise with
P.P. Harrison, M. LA.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay      —-      Phone  258
Local Office
g Cumberland Hotel In Evenings.
Telephone  116R  or
The Royston friends of Mrs. H. W.
Martin, who Is a patient at the Cumberland General Hospital, presented
her with a beautiful bouquet of
flowers last. Saturday evening. Mrs.
Martin has been confined to the Hospital for over a week now but Is considerably improved.
"Do you like codflstJ bails, Art?"
"I dunno, I never attended any."
-Decided aftt|i\ ifsy.
BEER is not liquor, it is 1 n
liquid food.   A liquor    >
is a beverage in which  t
alcohol is the base and
principal ingredient, as, for
instance, whisky.  In beer
the alcohol is only incidental, being about the
one thirtieth (&) part of it,
just enough as a valuable
aid to digestion.
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.
What You Should Know About
Discovered early and properly treated, Tuberculosis is one ot the most
curable diseases. Many deaths from
Tuberculosis occur each fear.
Putting these two statements together, it is evident that the casse
are no being discovered early, or they
are not being propery treated. There
are no secrets in the medical profession, and so the physicians ln one
place have the same knowledge as
physicians elsewhere, but the phys
ician cannot help the person who does
not come to him.
Those who follow our advice and
have a complete examination once a
year, give their family physician an
I opportunity to discover Tuberculosis
| Cancer or other diseases at their earl
I lest and most curable stage. Those
: who  have not followed  this  advice
should   know   something   about   the
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or by the Government nf British Columbia.
I earliest signs of Tuberculosis, so that
they may recognize them and secur j
proper advice right away.
:    Not  everyone   with   the   following
i symptoms has Tuberculosis, but the
prescence of one or more of them Is
I sufficient to arouse suspicion and) to
j send the person to the family physician to find out the cause. Delay
means losing the opportunity for cure
i and, at the same time, endangers the
j lives of others.
! Any cough which persists for a
month or more Is suspicious.
I Any cough accompanied by a slight
fever, particularly if it recurs, is not
to be disregarded.
A general feeling of not feeling well
with or without the toss of strength or
weight should always be Investigated.
Blood spitting is often an early
symptou. It frequently occurrs as the
first symptom in persons apparently
Continued upset of digestion, particularly if accompanied by a cough,
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It is now possible to talk to such points as
Armstrong, Enderby, Kelowna, Penticton, Sum-
merland and Vernon l'rom mainland coast and
Vancouver Island telephones.
also loss of weight require investigation.
It is better to be always on the safe
side. Pay attention to nature's warnings and preserve your health.
Degree Team Exemplify Work
Before Eighty Memebrs—
Programme Follows
Nanaimo, Feb. 25.—A very enthusiastic crowd of Oddfellows assembled
ia the local Lodge room last evening,
the occasion being the fraternal visit
paid Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 by
Union Lodge, No. 11 from Cumberland
The local Degree team conferred the
Degree ot Friendship on a Cumberland
candidate In excellent style. About
eighty members witnessed the wont
exemplified. Thirty of these travelled
from the northern' city. '
Immediately after the lodge session,
the crowd retired to the dining hall,
where refreshments were provided by
the sister Rebekahs, the tables being
decorated with pussy willows and daffodils, and spread with a large assortment of edibles, which were heartily
partaken of and appreciated. Subsequently, the following programme
was tendered, which brought a pleasant evening's entertainment to a
Chairman's remarks, Bro. R. Crel-
Iin; Bro. W. Phillips, piano solo;
Evan Jones, song; A. Lane, song; J.
Gibson and J. Smith, humorous dialogue; G. Brown, song; O. Shearer,
song; F. Watson, recitation; W. McMillan, song; J. L. Brown, speech;
W. Curran, remarks; W. Thorpe,
At the conclusion of the program a
vote of thanks was tendered the Re
bekahs for their assistance in making
the evening a pleasant one.
(Continued from Page One)
Speed the Parting
Colored Maid (to mlstress)...."WIIl
you please, ma'am, 'vance me half a
dollah on my wages? De leadah of
our) church am gwine away, and we
want to give iiim a little momentum.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
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longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
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Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 Cumberland, B. G. '
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a Vi-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.
day night last, followed by a dance.
And what finals! every game was
hotly contested with Miss B. Blckle
being the star of the evening, capturing no less than three trophies. Cumberland players did exceptionally well
this year capturing la all Ave cupB,
as folows: Miss B. Bickle, ladies' singles trophy; T. Graham, men's singles;
T. Graham and Miss Bickle, mixed
doubles; Miss Blckle and Mrs. Falrbalrn (Comox) ladies' doubles; Shenstone and Ash (Royston), men's doubles. There was a large gallery present on Wednesday some two hundred
and fifty giving the various players
unstinted applause, echaps the best
game of the exenlng was the men's
doubles between' Ash and Shenstone
and Stewart and Graham, the scores
being 15-11, and 15-13. Miss Bickle
was heartily congratulated on her
magnificent success and good sporting spirit shown.
The season has now finished at the
Imperial Pavilion, but it is a safe
bet that next season, badminton will
be more popular still. More clubs
will be formed in the district, which
will mean a bigger tournament. As
the annual tournament grows, the
committees are getting more experienced, the last one being run oft
exceptionally iwell considering tho
number of participants. It is probable
that four nights will be needed for
next year's annual affair and it has
already been suggested that three
nights of the week be taken up with
the preliminary rounds and that a
Saturday afternoon and evening be
left for semi-finals and finals.
Following is a complete list of players and scores in the various rounds:-
Graham and Miss Blckle won from
Dando and Miss Dando, 11-1, 11-3;
Walker and Miss Auchterlonle won
from Brown and Mrs. Finch, 11-8,11-0
Carey and Miss Falrbalrn won from
Stevenson and Miss. L. Carey, 11-2,
11-7; T. Little and Miss C. Carey-
won from S. Mounce and Miss E.
Henderson, 11-4, 11-4; J. Ledingham
and Mrs. Ledingham won from
Murray and Mrs. Murray, 11-2, 11-0;
Stewart and Miss Aspesy, won from
Auchterlonle and Miss Mann, 9-11,
11-5, 11-6; Shenstone and Mrs. Shenstone won from Bannerman and Mrs.
Bannerman, 11-3, 11-4; Wilson and
Miss Woods won from Richardson and
Miss Richardson, 11-6, 11-7; Ash and
Miss MacKinnon won from Pi D. Graham and Miss Maxwell, 11-3, 11-1;
R. Idiens and Miss Dallos won from
Bennle and Miss Hunden, 11-1, 2-11,
11-6; J. Idiens and Mrs. Falrbalrn won
from Robinson and MIsS Graham, 4-11,
11-4, 11-2; Hunden and MIbs P. Hunden won from Brown and MIbs Hood,
9-11, 11-5. 11-4.
Second Bound
Graham and Miss Blckle won trom
Hunden and Miss P. Hunden, 11-3,
11-1; M. Stewart and Mies Aspesy won
from Walker and Miss Auchterlonle.
11-1, 11-8; Little and Miss C. Carey
won from Carey and Miss Falrbalrn,
11-7, 10-11, 11-3; Sbenetone and Mrs.
Shenstone won from H. Idiens and
Miss Mann, 11-3,11-5; Ledingham and
Mrs. Ledingham won from Wilson and
Miss Wood, 11-10, 11-4.
Third Bound
Graham and Miss Blckle won from
Stewart and Miss Aspesy, 11-8, 11-1;
Shenstone and Mrs. Shenstone won
from Little amd Miss C. Carey, 11-1,
11-6; Ash and Miss MacKinnon won
from Ledingham and Mrs. Ledingham,
11-5, 11-4; J. Idiens and Mrs. Fair-
balm won from R. IdienB and Miss
Dallos, 11-2, 11-2.
Graham and Miss Blckle won from
Mr. and Mrs. Shenstone, 15-3, 15-7;
Ash and Miss MacKinnon won from
J. Idiens and Mrs. Falrbalrn, 16-10,
T. Grnham and Miss Bickle won
from Ash and Miss MacKinnon, 15-13,
Miss Wood and Miss Falrbalrn won
from Miss Hood and Miss Hunden,
11-2, 11-1.
Second Round
Miss Blckle and Mrs. Falrbalrn won
from Miss Maxwell and Miss Graham,
11-2, 11-0; Mrs. Bannerman and Miss
Aspesv won from Miss L, Carey and
Miss C. Carey, 11-8, 11-10; Mrs. Shenstone and Miss MacKinnon won from
Miss Bickle won. from Miss Dallos,
11-0, 11-1; Miss McKinnon won from
Mrs. Ledingham, 11-2,11-5; Mrs. Falrbalrn won from Mrs Shenstone, 6-11,
11-9, 11-10; Miss Falrbalrn won from
Miss Wood, 11-1, 5-11, 11-8.
Miss Bickle won from Miss Falrbalrn
11-5, 11-0; Miss MacKinnon won from
MrB. Falrbalrn, 11-1, 11-4.
Miss Blckle won from Miss MacKinnon. 11-0, 11-6.
Age Limit It lean
B. Carey and Gwen Falrbalrn won
from Leslie Ball and Jean Cllffe, 11-2,
11-2; Douglas Falrbalrn and Cora,
Cllffe won from H. Ellis and Kathleen
Falrbalrn, 11-7; 11-6.
B. Carey and Gwen Falrbalrn won
from Douglas Falrbalrn and Cora
Cllffe, 16-1, 16-7.
Why the  Noodle!
Policeman—"Use your noodle lady,
use your noodle."
Fair Motorist—"My goodness, where
is lt? I've pushed everything In the
Connubial Felicity
"Oh, who broke your window, Karl?"
"Mother—but lt was father's fault-
he ducked!"
Mrs. Ledingham and Miss Hunden,
11-10,11-3; Miss Wood and Miss Falrbalrn won from Miss Mann and Miss
Auchterlonle. 11-7, 8-11, 11-9.
Mrs. Shenstone and Miss MacKinnon won from Miss Wood and Miss
Falrbalrn, 16-1, 15-6; Miss Bickle and
Mrs. Falrbalrn won from Miss Aspesy,
and Mrs. Bannerman, 15-4, 16-4.
Miss Blckle and Mrs. Falrbalrn won
from Mrs. Shenstone and Miss MacKinnon, 15-8, 15-8.
Murray and P. Graham won from H.
Idiens and Richardson, 11-6, 6-11,
11-4; Jones a.nd Idiens won from Walker and Auchterlonle, 9-11, 11-8, 11-10
Ledingham and Idiens .won from Dando and Lockhart, 11-0,11-6; Stevenson
and Little won from Bennle and C.
Dando, 11-4, 11-0; Hunden and Bannerman won, from W. Brown and O.
Brown, 11-5, 3-11, 11-5; Ash and Shenstone won from Robinson and M.
Stewart, 11-3, 11-4.
Second Bound
Ash and Shenstone won from Jones
and Idiens, 11-1,11-2; Stewart and T.
Graham won from Ledingham and J.
Idiens, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4; Stevenson and
Little won from McLean and Mounce,
11-5, 11-10; Murray and P. D. Graham
won from Hunden and Bannerman,
11-2, 11-9.
Ash and Shenstone won from Murray and Graham, 15-2, 15-4; Stewart
and Graham won from Stevenson and
Little, 16-4, 16-8.
Ash and Shenstone won from Stewart and Graham, 15-11, 16-13.
MEN'S SINGLES-Flrst Bound.
H. Idiens won from R. Bennle, 11-2,
11-1; T. Graham won from Little, 11-6,
11-6; Brown won from W. Brown, 11-9
9-11, 11-9; Wilson won from M. Stewart, 11-4, 11-10; Carey won from Murray, 11-0, 11-5; Richardson, won from
Jones by default; Bannerman won
from Klndersley, 11-0, 11-1; J. IdienB
won from C. Dando, 11-4, 11-1; Auchterlonle won from J. Stevenson, 11-2,
11-8; Robinson won from Walker, 9-11"
11-3, 11-8.
Second Round
Shenstone won from P. D. Graham,
10-11, 11-10. 11-8; Bannerman won
from Auchterlonle, 11-3, 11-8; Wilson
won from H. Idiens, 10-11, 11-5, 11-6;
T. Graham won from G. Brown, 11-0,
11-2; Carey won from Robinson, 11-3,
11-5; Ledingham won from Dando,
11-6, 11-7; Ash won. from J. Idiens,
11-0, Tl-0; Stewart won from Richardson, 11-1, 11-7.
Third Bound
Graham won from Wilson, ll-4i
11-6; H. Stewart won from Carey, 11-1
11-7; Ash. won from Bannerman, 11-4,
11-2; Ledingham won. trom Shenstone,
11-10, 11-9.
Graham won from H. Stewart, 16-11,
16-9; Ledingham won from Ash, 16-12,
T. Graham won from Ledingham
16-10, 15-6. PAGE SIX
FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, 1928.
Hosiery Specialists
We give special attention to hosiery for those who desire hose
of quality, we carry a good selection of the shades most wanted
and you will find our prices compare favorably with City Stores.
HOLEPROF HOSE is well known from Coast to Coast and as a
rule you can buy them here at the same price as you can get
them in Toronto or any other City for the good brand of
Holeproof Hose the price is the same $1.95 per pair.
KAYSER HOSE—we carry a good range of shades-of this well
known line of hose, many ladies will wear .no other.
CIRCLE-BAR HOSE—this particular line we have carried for
many years, and It brings many satisfied customers, they have
Just introduced an expensive lot of machinery for the turning
out of full fashioned hose, and their first showing is considered
one of the best on the market at the price—$1.60 per pair.
Fun in Desert Film
"The Desired Woman," a Warnei
Bros, production starring Irene Ricr
and directed by Michael Curtiz, comet
to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre this Friday
and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd.
The locale is an army outpost in n
desert region of India. It is a tense
melodrama of desert loves and hates
but the piece is lightened by the uproarious slapstick of the soldiers. Included in the cast is Jack Ackroyd
who was Alf when Syd Chaplin was
Old Bill ln Warner Bros.' "The Better
'Ole." No one having seen Jack Ack-
royd's stuff can ever forget it or him.
Basketball Games
Saturday Last
Cumberland and Parkville Again
Share Honors
Two of tbe most thrilling gomes
of basketball dished up to the tans
in many moons took place on Saturday night when the Parksville teams
played return matches with the local
High School squads. Both the men's
and ladies' games were packed with
thrills and the scores were uncomfortably even for the fans who were applauding their favorites. It was one
those matches when the fan becomes
so Interested in the play that he Imitates the actions of the player.
The High School girls didn't quite
attain their goal but they did prove
that they were the equal of their
Parksville oponents. The score
throughout the game remained remained practically even, first one side
would gain the lead and then the
other, with the fans suffering from
suspense. But as all games have their
end, the final whistle found Parksville
enjoying the lend of one point, the
score standing 10-9. The High School
girls have not quite mastered the art
of combination, bue when they do,
the writer will back the locals to beat.
The players and points scored by
each were as follows:-
Parksville — Jessie Glenday, Ada
Buttler, Helen Hickoy, Marjorle Ry-
all (6), Edna Buttler (2), Kathleen
Hlckey (2).
Cumberland—Edna Conrod, Kather-
lne Brown (1), Beatrice Cavellero,
Muriel Partridge (2). Emma Pickettl.
The   High   School   boys'   team  although finding the going a trifle hard
romped through the Parkville heavies
on the strength of their csombinatiou
to the score of 36-28.    Tho students
started off with a bang and at the
end of the first half 'had stored away
a comfortable margin, the score standing 13-8.    Hut on the resumption of
play,   the   Parksvlle   team   steadied
down and played good ball to even
the score.   At this stage of the game
the locals realized they were slipping
and  with  the aid  of  Marlnelll,  the j.
rover   of   the team   who   helped   to  ■
steady the locals, the necessary baskets were netted to ensure victory.
The teams and points scored by the
individual players were as follows:-
Parksville—"Spud" Jones (10), Clifford Rustton, Harold Jones, Eric Bernard (2), Bert. Taylor (16), Murray
Shelley, Harvey Buttler.
Cumberlaml-J. Hill (14), N. Hill,
(8), V. Marlnelll (2), H. Conrod (12),
N. Frelone.
Folowing the games the visitors
were entertained at the home of Mrs.
F. Partridge, where refreshments
were served, after which all attended
the dance in the Anglican Hall, held
under the auspices of the Cumberland
High School Athletic Association. Jimmy Walker and His Melody Four orchestra played for the dance which
lasted until 12 p.m. After the dance
the visitors motored back to Parksville with nothing but praise for the
local teams.
After school hours today the High
school teams left for Port Alberni
where they will play a series of games
tonight. The Alberni teams have the
reputation of being among the strongest on the Island, so, the games
should be even as those on Saturady
last. The teams will stay in Alberni
over night, rteurning on Saurday
Personal Mention
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Millichamp, of
Vancouver are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward W. Blckle.
• «   •
Mr. A. S. Klllam, representing Fleck
Bros., Vancouver, visited Cumberland
this week.
* «   •
Mrs. Treen entertained a few friends
las tMonday evening.
* •   •
The Busy Bees held a social afternoon last Monday at their regular
weekly meeting. Each member was
allowed to invite one friend and all
enjoyed themselves Immensely. Refreshments were served.
* •   •
Mrs.   Arthur   Watson   and   baby
daughter returned trom the General
Hospital last Sunday.
Miss Irene Bate, who was ln training at the St Joseph's Hospital, Victoria, .returned to town Saturday on
account of the illness of her mother.
• •   •
The regular fortnightly meeting, of
the Holy Trinity Girls' Talent Olub
was held last Monday evening at the
Vicarage. It was decided that the
club start a weekly gymnasium class
under the instruction of Mr. William
Jackson, and arrangements are to be
made this week. Refreshments were
served during the meeting.
• •   •
BIRTH—To Mr. and Mrs. Ninattl
on Tuesday, February 21st, at the
Cumberland General Hospital, a son.
How the Sun Life Made
Thirty=Eight Millions
Profit In the Year 1927
A sihort service tor women was held
last Friday in the Anglican Church,
February 24th being the world day of
prayer for women. The service was
conducted by Mrs. E. 0. Robathan,
assisted by several members of both
churches. The chairman gave a short
talk on the purpose ot the meeting.
Prayers for Canada, China, Japan,
India, Africa, tbe Moslem World and
other fields, and the Leage of Nations
were offered up by Mrs. D. R. MacDonald, Mrs. D. MacLean, Mrs, G.
Richardson, Mrs. Shortt, Mrs. H. Bryan, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Keller, Mrs
Banks, while Mrs. Huden gave a talk
on Prayer and Mrs. Eadle a short ad
dress on the Spirit of Missions. So.
los were rendered by Miss Edith Hood
and Miss Sheila Conway.
A very Jolly surprise party was held '
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Robertson, West Cumberland on Friday
evening last, the occasion being the
fourteenth birthday of their third son
John. A very pleasant evening re-
  suited, games and guessing competl-
Participatng  Policyholders  Receive Ninety-Five  Per Cent,  of:°°na keeplllg the yottng folk °-ulte
Profits—Dividends to Policyholders Again Increased—Com- hu;,y Mls R°b«tsoa was assisted in
pany   Seeks   Legislation   to   Maintain   Canadian   Control, entertaining the guests by Mrs. Water-
  Held and Mrs. Vahle, these ladies also
Montreal, March 2.—The- phenomenal record of the Sun Life Assuranco "88ls' "S In serving refreshments. A
Company Is an inspiration to all Canadian*. Its income of $102,000,000 Is game' winning the wiheel, caused
already equal to the total revenue of the Government of Canada In the Year mucn merriment, Archie Freeburn
1910, and $38,000,000 Is certainly an amazing sum to have earned as profit wln"lng the first prize with Margaret
in one year. Not many corporations anywhere can report such figures. Wesjtfleld the second. In the guessing
The President's Intimate, practical comments at the annual meeting explain- contest, Bennle Nicholas won the first
tag how these huge prods were made were Illuminating. \ Iiril:e and Beasle Nicholas the second.
Of even greater moment, however, were his statements regarding the I Tll0Be presen included, Bessie
danger that this great Canadian Institution may pass from Canadian control, j Nicholas. Mary McMillan, Thelma
Some months ago, Mr. Maeauloy referred to the activity of Wail Street In I Wateifleld, Alice Jackson, Bernlce
the buying of Sun Life stock, and cautioned policyholders and shareholders j stant' Chrissie Robertson, Margaret
of the menace lt Involved to an institution which was founded and developed . Westfleld, Lillian Pickettl, Margaret
by Canadians and which has obtained its phenomenal growth under Ca.na- Herd, Dyllis Williams, May Smith,
dian management. Subsequent events have ju .■tilled these misgivings, and
at the meeting today the first public intimation was given that the Sua Life
directors are seeking legislation at the present session of parliament which
is Intended to effectively forstafl this danger.
The Cumberland Cronies' Burns'
Culb held another very enjoyable and
successful whist drive and dance last
Saturday evening ln the War Veterans' Hall. Eighteen tables ot whist
were played, the prize winners being:
Mrs Bogo, ladies' first, Mrs. R, K.
Walker, second; Mr. Alex Walker,
men's first and second Mr. Frank
Slaughter. Refreshments iwere served, followed by the dance.
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Precaution to Maintain (he Compnnj
Canadian In Character.
In concluding his address to the
shareholders and policyholders the
President made the following reference to the matter:—
"There Is but one cloud on our
horizon. Our very prosperity has
created a remarkable demand for our
capital stock. We desire to ensure
that this great company shall always
remain strictly Canadian ln control
and in particular that Its Investments
shall never come under Wall Street
domination. A hill which we have
introduced into Parliament will be
submitted for your approval. If It
be passed, it will give us the protection, we so much need, and I know
we can rely on Whe whole-hearted
sympathy and support, not only of
our stockholders and policyholders
here present, but of our army of
policyholders throughout the country.'
The meeting unanimously approved
of the measures in question. How
Important and how vital to Canadians
are the Interests at stake is disclosed
In the report submitted to the annual
meeting of he Company.
In moving the adaption of the re-
port,Presldent Maeauloy said:—
"You gentlemen have .become so
accustomed! to our presenting every
year a statement surpassing all, previous records that you come prepared
to hear another report of that description. I am quite sure, however, that
not one of you, ln his most optimitlc
mood, ever expected a report so favourable as that which you now have.
Our record for 1927 is indeed a remarkable one. Let me touch on the
main, features:—
Bemarknble Growth Strength and
"The new assurances completed
amounted to $328,000,000, an increase of over $62,500,000.
"The amount in force at the close
of the year had risen to $1,487.-
000,000, and at the present
moment Is well over $1,500,000,000
"The income exceeded $102,000,000,
an increase over the previous year
of $23,800,000. To me, tbls Is very
impressive. Not only has this Item
passed the one hundred million
mark, but tbe inorease alone is
equal to wihat was our total income but eight years ago, which
has been accumulated by forty-
nine years of strenuous effort. A
life company with a total Income
no greater than our lncrea.se
would be an Important corporation.
" The assets have Increased by
$56,000,000, and now exceed $400,-
" But the most wonderful of all
these wonderful figures is the
amount earned as profit—$38.-
000,000. How great this figure
is may be judged from the fact
that the earnings of the previous
Profits to Poll}holders Unexcelled
in the World.
"We can already say that in, profitableness to our policyholders, we
are not excelled by any life company
in the world; but we are not satis-
fled and will not be satisfied until we
can make an even stronger statement than that. Years ago, I told our
field force that we hoped to be able
to announce an Increase in our profit
scale for ten consecutive years. We
have maintained that record for eight
years, but the ninth and tenth years
have yet to come, and their story has
yet to be told. Our huge undivided
surplus and our great contingency
fulids are the best guarantee our
policyholders can have as to t>ielr
future dividends.
Lnrgo Dividends the Result of a
Wise Investment Policy.
"You ask how we are able to make
these huge profits. The $38,000,000
earned may be divided as coming
approximately $14,000,000 from the
regular life assurance operations ot
title Company $5,000,000 from profits
actually realized by the redemption
or sale of securities and $19,000,000
from increase in market values. And
of all the profits made in the participating branch, the policyholders
get 'iidncty-flve per cent.
"I would not have you suppose
that we ever speculate. We do not.
We, ot course, do not hesitate to sell
bonds - r other fixed-iuiterest securities when they rise to such premiums that the yield Is no longer
satisfactory, but when we buy a stock
we buy for permanent Investment, we
buy to keep, and we never sell merely
because the market value may have
risen to a high figure. We have, however, had an epidemic of security redemptions, and as a result we have
the $5,000,000 of realized profit.
High Interest Rate Earned, With
No Arrears.
"Even the normal earnings of a
life cofltpany depend very largely on
the rate of interest It can obtain on
Its Investments. The current rate of
interest has been steadily dropping
for years, and there Is every indication that It will continue to drop—
for how long we cannot tell. The outlook for investors in bonds and mortgages la not encouraging. That fact
causes us no anxiety. We have enlisted many large groups of the
brainiest, most experienced, most
energetic and most successful men on
the continent to work for us to maintain our interest earnings. We get
their co-operation by becoming stockholders In the outstanding basic corporations ot the country, so that we
share in all the profits tiaat they
make. The dividends which we receive on our stock holdlngB are already two millions more than were
payable on the same stocks when we
Margaret Smith, Edith Cavellero, Myrtle Vahle, In j Robertson, Phyllis Robertson, Richard Bates, Floyd McMillan, Tom Moasey, Archie Freeburn,
Harvey Herd, Oordon Robertson, Bennle Nicholas, Tommy Robertson, Harry Waterfield, Cyril Davis, Johnny
To Londonbcrry nnd Glasgow.
Athenia, March 19
To PljiiKiiilh-IInvre-Londen.
Aurania March 26;   Alaunla April 9.
To Queens! own nnd Liverpool.
Antonin, March 26; Andania, April 9
Tu Queenstawn and Liverpool.
Andania March 10; Caronla March 17
To Cherbourg nnd Southampton.
Aquitanta March 21, April 18, May 9
Berengairia April 4, 25, May 16, June 6
To Londonderry and Glasgow.
Athenia March 17, Gallfornia March 31
To Plymonth-Havre-London.
Ausonla March 10; Tu3canla March 17
To QucriiMliiwii nnd Liverpool.
Caronla March 18; Carmanla April 1st
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full information from local agents or Company's
Offices, 622 Hastings St. W., Vancouver. B.C.
2£ SriEL™ vVJM:  bought them.    Our Interest account.
were $205,600,000. It would be
hardly reasonable ito assume that
our earnings of future years will
continue on such a tremendous
scale , and we have therefore set
aside a large part of this sum
to provide for future contingencies.
A   Great  Surplus   and   Contingency
"Our securities have been valued
on a very conservative basis, but
from even those moderate values we
have set aside another $5,000,000 to
provide for market fluctuations, making tbe total deduction under this
heading $10,000,000.
"We have also Bet aside the following amounts:—
"A further $1,500,000 for unforeseen
contingencies, raising that fund to
$12,500,000; $500,000 to provide for
possible greater longevity of annuitants, raising that item to $2,000,000;
and $1,300,000 to Increase our reserves
on tropical business; besides writing
off another $1,000,000 on our Head
Office and other buildings.
"We have distributed $11,100,000
In profits to our policyholders, and
have also set aside $6,200,000 to cover
profits accrued on policies.
"After providing for all these
amounts, we have added $11,000,000 to
our undivided surplus, raising that
sum from $34,000,000 to$46,000,000.
Scale of Profits Increased for
Eighth Successive Year.
"The announcement, however, that
will be received with the greatest en-
•' thusiasm Is that for the eighth con-
;.! secutive year we have Increased the
• | scale   of   profit   payments   to   our
• policyholders. The baBls of dlstrlbu-
;; tlon for 1928 will call for nearly $900,-
;   000 more than would the basis of last
it', i year.
of course, includes also our dividend
receipts, and our record is illuminating. In 1921 the average rate earned by ua was 6.07 per cent; Iff 1923 it
was 6.20 per cent; in 1924, 6.38 per
cent; In 1925, 6.41 per cent; In 1926.
6.69 per cent; and In 1927, If we were
to use the same 'basis of calculat.lo!.
as ln previous years; the rate would
be 6.81 per cent. We, however, do
not wish to show such a high rate,
and as we always mnke a charge of
5 per cent against our Interest earnings for Investment expenses, you'
will note that we are quoting only the
net rate, 6.47 per cent, after deducting
that investment expense. The falling
rate of Interest has no terrors for us.
"The qualities of our securities may
be judged by the fact that not one
dollar of Interest or dividend on
any bond, preferred1 or common stock
listed In our assets Is in arrear for
even one day.
Business Doubled In Fonr Years
"The position we have attained
justifies enthusiasm, but wo must always look on the present as a mere
vantage ground from which to plan
for the future. What Is that future to
be? Year after year we have .been con-
fldentlypredlctnig the glorious future
yet to come, and that promised future
is now unrolling Itself before our eyes
in all its greatness and strength.
But what of today's future? I have
just been reading my own remarks
of two years ago, and already the
figures of which we were then so
proud look small and outgrown. We
have doubled in size now every five
and a half years sin. ce the Company
began, but our last doubling has
taken only four years, and we are
today prowing more rapidly than
ever 'before In our history. I predict that the figures of two years
bence will make even the figures of
today look small and outgrown in
their turn.
Sun Life Sets Its Own Pace.
"People sometimes say when speaking of our progress:—'Yes life
assurance Is growing 'Wonderfully,'
SO it Is; hut the Sun Life Is not
consent to grow only at the rate of
life assurance generally. Statistics
now available Indicate that ln 1927
the aggregate new business of all
the companies operating ln the
United Stntes exceeded the total for
1926 by only one per cent and in Canada by seven per cent. But the new
business of the Sun Life of Canada
shows an Increase of twenty-three
per cent. We set our own pace. Our
prosperity and popularity, and the
enthusiastic support of our six hundred t.iousnnd policyholders, makes
our growth both rapid and certain.
The future still before us will, I am
convinced, be more wonderful than
anything we can now imagine. And
It Is indeed a happy thought that all
that growth in size and all that
growth In prosperity means increased
service to humanity, and service at
steadily lowering cost to our policyholders."
. The President closed his remarks
by his reference to the need of safeguarding tihe future of the Company,
as above quoted.
The Board of Directors of the Sun
Life is composed of the following:—
T. B. Macaulay, F.I.A., F.A.S., President and Mnnaglng Director; Arthur
B. Wood, F.I.A.. F.A.S. Vice-Firesl-
ilent and Actuary; Robert Adair, W.
M. Blrks, Hon. Raoul Dandurand, J.
RedpaOi Dougall, Sir Herbert S. Holt,
Abner Kingman., J. W. McConnell, C.
15. Neill, Carl Rlordon, John W. Ross,
His Honour James C. Tory, Hon.
Lome C. Webster. Three new directors were added at the meeting—Hon.
L. A. Taschereau, Ross H. McMaster
and C. B. McNaught.


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