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"Sorrell & Son"
*drmberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Wit Ii which la rmisoliilatcd Ihe I _iherlun<I Mens.
FRID AY. MAY 25TH, 1928
Death Car
Travelled At
Great Speed
Witness States They Travelled
Sixty Miles an Hour Just
Before Accident
The inquest into the deaths of
Charles Alfred Hagen Hansen and
Lloyd Forsythe. who were killed in an
auto smash at the foot of the Sandhills near Deep Bay, wns resumed at
the provincial Police Office before
Coroner (Dr.) J. McKee on Tuesday
night and after hearing the evidence
It was apparent that only one verdict
could be brought in, that the car was
travelling at too great a rate of speed
to negotiate tlie curve at the foot of
the hill, the following being the verdict:
"We, the Jury empannelled to enquire into the deaths of Lloyd Forsythe and Charles Alfred Hagen Hansen on the night of Saturday, May
12th, 1928, find that they came to
their deaths on the Island Highway in
the vicinity of the Dollar Camp at the
foot of the Sandhills while riding in
an automobile through Hansen, the
driver, failing to negotiate a sharp
turn on the road at too great a rate
of speed. We are of the firm opinion
that the scene of the accident is a dangerous section of the highway and recommend that the Provincial Government take immediate steps to remedy
William Hall Ramsay was the first
witness called. He said that he was
a logger and was 18 years of age. On
Saturday, May 12th, Charles Hansen,
Anger Hansen, Jack Forsythe, Lloyd
Forsythe and himself left Port Alberni
about 9:20 p.m. for Royston.
"We had a Chandler Light Six Sedan belonging to Charlie Hanson who
was driving. The first time we stopped
the car was at Qualicum Beach Hall
and seeing there was no dance there
we continued our way to Bowser. We
stopped at the Shady Rest. There is
a beer parlor there. We stayed there
20 or 25 minutes. We all went into
the beer parlor and each drank two
bottles of beer. A woman served us. \
We got in the car and headed again
for Bowser. We sat ot two tables and
the same lady served all of us; she was
the only attendant aud we,;.bcd plct.
"We didn't drive fast. We stopped
at Bowser and all five of us went into
the Bowser beer parlor. We all sat
at one table and had three pint bottles each. There was quite a crowd
there. A man about 40 years old served us. He was the only one serving
beer and he served the three rounds.
We were in this beer parlor about 35
minutes and drank the three bottles
in the parlor. The bar-tender asked
us where we were from but did not ask
our ages. I paid for the first round,
Jack Forsythe I think paid for the
second and Charlie Hansen the third.
(Continued on page three)
Local Board
Of Trade Is
Meeting Held on Tuesday—Decide to Carry On
The Cumberland Board of Trade wi'l
be re-organlzed and at a meeting held
in tlie City Hall on Tuesday, a representative gathering of business men
pledged themselves to do all in their
power to make the local board of
trade a real live organization. Tlie
Cumberland Board of Trade has been
in existence for a number of yean,
hut during the last two or three years
has not operated at all. If the enthusiasm displayed at the meeting
held on Tuesday la maintained, tho
board of trade of the city of Cumberland will once more be a worth while
organization. Several matters of Interest to the community were discus >-
ed and a further meeting will be held
in the city hall on Tuesday next at
8 p.m., when It Is expected that every
business man in the city will be present and enroll as a member.
Officers Elected
In the election of officers the following were appointed: Hon President
Lt.-CoI. Charles W. Vllllers; Hon.
Vice-President, Mr. Thomas Graham;
President, R. C. Lang; Vice-President
Edward W. Bickle; Secretary, J. C.
Brown; Treasurer, W. Eadie; Executive Committee, Messrs. J. Mann, A.
McKinnon, L. R. Stevens, A. Henderson, W. Hudson, Junr.
Empire Day Sports Draws
Large Crowd: City en Fete
Crowning of May Queen Impressive—Dancing and
Physical Drlil Feature Sports Programme
We think of the twenty-fourth of f with the crowning of the May Queen,
May In Canada as Victoria Day more! R,iS3 Vlncen Auchterlonle taking place
than as Empire Day. More and .More,
however .around the British Empire
the day Ik coming to possess an Imperial significance. The association
of the name of Queen Victoria with
Empire Day Is fitting too. lt was the
action of Lord Benconsfleld, first of;
the great Imperialists, In making tho
beloved Queen, whoso name is kept
fresh in our minds at this time of the!
year, herself possessed the larger vis-
lon. She not only saw a lovely, little |
old England living under her gentle j
Immediately after arriving at the Recreation grounds. Thin simple but impressive ceremony was performed by
last year's queen. Miss Magnono, of
Union Bay. The lengthy sports programme was then commenced with
I the May pole dancing, which was very
well enacted hy the girls of the Public
Schools, dressed all hi white, after the
May pole dances, the school choir
which attended the Nanaimo Musical
Festival rendered several selection
which received loud applause from
the  crowded   grandstand.    The  next
Parade Prize'Winners
Every feature of the Parade, which
was led by the City Baud and which
started short 1 y after 9:30 a.m.. Is
worthy of Hpecial mention but unfortunately time and space forbid.
Besides the May. Queen final with Its
bevy of beauty, only two others were
In evidence. One was decorated by the
Anglican Women's Auxiliary, advertising their Garden Party which is to
sway but glimpBed the splendid vteion I evenl was the^exhlbUlon of" physleni | be held in Beaufort House Grounds
of the far-flung empire we know to-   ,,,,,,,      , . ,„      , '
. "   ,        3 „ .„        ,     drill by the classes of Miss Aspesy
day.   It was her Diamond Jubilee cele-l     ,,,„,,, mi
,     ,       ,   . _       ,        .    , _   i ami Mr. W. Jackson,   The young girls
brat on  that first brought home  the . .      ..      , ...
„  ,„ comprising the classes went through
fact of Empire, in all Its magnificence   ._,■_».,. .   . .       .      »    .
,   ,      .       ,   their drills in great style, not a single
and potentiality, to the mind and soul I .   , „____•»
_.„..,_ ,     , , ,     ,   i error being noticed.   Races for young
of the British people at home In the  . ,,,«,,       .
1 hoys and girls followed and continued
until twelve  noon
called for lunch.
Halifax, May 19.—The collier Lin-
gan, of the Dominion Coal Company,
first steamer in the British Empire t)
be equipped with apparatus for'burning pulverized coal, sailed yesterday
for Sydney to load coal for Montreal.
The new fuel system will mean a
great saving in coal consumption,
fuel cost nnd storing.
Growing  Fruits  Protected  By
The protective paper which has
been used with such success in the
Hawaiian Islands on the sugur and
pineapple plantations has been tested
in Canada where strawberries, celery
tomatoes and tobacco are grown, according to reports which have come
to the industrial development department of the Canadian National
Railways, and may soon he in general
use, particularly In the Province of
British Columbia. The paper mulcn
—which is a preparation of cheap
grade paper with asphalt—will be
manufactured in Victroia, B.C.. Mr.
C. F. Eckhnrt. of Washington, D.C.,
formerly manager of a sugar planta-l
tlon in Hawaii .who has been engaged
in research work regarding this unique method of horticulture and who
is now in Victoria, reports that Dr.
Lewis H. Flint of the biophysical department at Washington, has obtained
highly satisfactory results. The paper mulch will check weeds, according to the tests, and will hold the
moisture in such crops as strawberries, celery nnd tomato, in tobacco of:
the Okanagan Valley, and has been.
•found beneficial in the cultivation of|
spinach, raspberries and currants. I
The application of the preparation [
will remain unbroken for five years.
In the case of berries a perforation
is made in the paper to give the
plants a start.
Courtenay Wins
Cricket Match
Idiens and Galloway Star
at Bat
The first cricket game ever played
in the city of Cumberland took place
on Thursday before a fair crowd, when
the local eleven entertained Courtenay. The wheather was ideal for cricket, the wicket very fast and all in favor of the batsmen. Cumberland won
the toss and put Courtenay in to bat
the- bowling being entrusted to Gougb
and Goodall, Courtenay sending in
Joe Idiens and R. Bowie to bat. Gough
was hit for three in his first over
being away off in judgement of length
Vernon-Jones was put on in the place
of Gough after the letter's fourth over,
J. Ledingham relieving Goodall. Id-
lens and Bowie made quite a good
first wicket stand, Vernon-Jones eventually found the latter's wicket
after making fourteen runs. B. Harvey followed Bowie and survived one
ball, being completely beaten by Vernon-Jones, taking bis leg stump. Fincb
relieved Ledingham who got J. V.
Harr l.b.w. Vernon-Jones In bis next
over took two wickets, J. Andrews
and A. B. McMonies being the victims.
The bowler at this stage had the good
average of four wickets for nine runs
when his shoulder played out on him.
Captain Robathan ^relieved him by
putting Gough in again. Joe Idiens
was still at the wicket playing perfect
cricket, taking no chances on hitting
out. He carried his bat through for
a total of forty-two runs. Courtenay
declnred their innings closed at tbe
fall of six wickets having knocked a
score of 105. Cumberland went in to
bat and Immediately started to hit
out, scoring sixty runs in forty-flve
minutes for a loss of six wickets,
the last four wickets falling for an
additional five runs.
Courtenay thus won the first game
ever played in the city of Cumberland
hy four wickets and forty runs.
Cuurieiiny Innings
J.  Idiens, not out 42
It. Bowie, bowled Vernon-Jones.... 14
II. Harvey, howled Vernon-Jones.... 3
T. V. Harr, l.b.w., bowled Finch... 3
J, Andrews, howled Vernon-Jones....   0
A. B. McMonies, bowlod V.J    1
Rev. Bourdlllon, bowled Finch    5
F. Galloway, not out 32
Total for six wlcketa 106
P. McLaughlin, W. Inglis and K.
Carter did not bat. One bye, five leg
byes, two wide balls.
Analysis of the bowling.
Gough eleven overs, no wickets,
twenty-five runs. R. Goodnll nine
overs, no wickets, nineteen runs, Led-1
Ingham, six overs, two wickets, 221
runs. Finch, seven overs, two wickets
twelve runs. Vernon-Jones, thirteen
overs, four wickets, nineteen runs.
Cumberland Innings.
J. L. Brown, bowled Andrews    2
C, Dando, stumped, bowled Bowie.,   i)
J.  Quinn,  bowled   Andrews    5
J. Ledingham, bowled Harvey  19
R. Goodall, bowled Andrews    0
Vernon-Jones, caught Idiens bowled   Harvey    6
S. Gough, caught Bourdlllon,""bowl
ed   Galloway. .\... 16
J. Vaughan, bowled Galloway....\., 2
T. H. Mumford, bowled Harvey .V 0
L. R. Fincb, not out \0
Twelve byes.
Total for ten wickets „ 85
What a wonderful thing this Empire
of our is! There has never been any
confederation of peoples like unto it
hi the world's history. It 'is a grouping together of nations that have come
out from the original stock, homing In
a few little islands in the wild North
Sea. To these have been added others
such as our French-Canadian fellow
citizens In Canada and the Dutch in
South Africa who, by reason of the
larger liberty the British Empire confers on them, tuid the consequent higher relative position they occupy In
the world's life, have become loyally
devoted to tlie Empire as tlie blood
children of the mother country.
The attainment of complete equal
status and its imperial recognition,
making Canada a Bister nation of the
Motherland rather than a daughter
nation, will give an added and deeper
joy to the senses of high Imperial dee- J
tiny that stirs our pulses at such times j
In n very real sense we are still.
"daughter   in   our   mother's chouse"}
on Wednesday June 13th, theother by
Mr. W. P. Symons, advertising Swift's
Premium Bacon.   Each of these two
was successful in winning a prize.
High School and entrucne classes
when a halt was' are to be congratulated on their repre-
J sentation  of tbe League  of Nations
Shortly after one o'ccolk the sports j and B.C. Products respectively and
programme was renewed with the I ai90 the lower grades, many of which
Misses Moore, of Courtenay, entertain- j „„„♦„„„_, „, „ ,
■ ,     .. ,,      .,' .,_,    Portrayed well known characters aud
! Ing the vast assembly with an exhlbi-
tlon of Highland (lancing.    Amateur | K""1!'a "' <*»«*»»•   Even the comic
| dancing competitions  followed,  Irish | element    waa    represented,    causing
Jig. Sword Dance and Highland Fling i much  amusement,
drawing a good entry.   As the after-, pm/)t      ,„  wbum
noon advanced, sports for adults were
staged, the one hundred yards and two! The following is a list of the parade
hundred and twenty yards producing prize winners:
good competitions. The mile race also}
produced a good competition, likewise j
the various high and broad jumps, i
X. Hill taking the high jump at a I
height of five feet und three inches.'
Mistakes  were made during the pf-
Tragic Death
Strangled Whilst Eating Orange
A most tragic death occurred last
Sunday, the victim being the infant
daughter of Mrs. Reece Evans, who
Is the daughter of Mrs.  A.  Clark, of
this city.
The family were spending the afternoon at Millard's Beach and the
child was left with the grand father
Mr. Clark while the mother and Mrs,
(.'lark were bathing.
Suddenly tlie child who was eating
a peeled orange, seemed tu be choking
Both Mr. Clark and Mrs. Marlnelll,
who was nearby, tried their hardest
to relieve her, nnd as all attempts
failed. Mrs. Marlnelll rushed the child
to the Cumberland General Hospital
in a car driven by her son, Mr. Toman.
Death oeurred a few seconds after
they reached the hospital, before the
dot cor could get there.
Mrs, Evans and her three children
whose home is in San Francisco, had
only been in Cumberland a few days,
and were spending a vacation here.
The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. A. J. Taylor
Is Honored At
Presented With Illuminated Address and Check—Mrs. Taylor
Receives Silver Cake Stand.
Best  decorated  float,   prize $25,00,
Anglicans'   Women's   Auxiliary.
Best  advertising automobile,  prize
$15.00 Mr. W. P. Symons.
Be; t   decorated   automobile,   prize
ternoon. but nothing serious occurred] *lfl0°- Mw Queen float,
to upset  the smooth running off of i    Best comic group .prize $7.50, Mea-
the events. 1 srs. A. Dick, H. Conrad and N. Hill.
Firemen's Competition*
On the conclusion of the sports a
competition between the Cumberland
Volunteer fire lighters and the Cour-
Best decorated Bicycle, prize $5,00,
Shields. '
Best character representation, prize
$5.00, no entry.
Best advertising character, prize
$5.00. W. Bennle.
Best  comfc  individual,   prise  $5.00,
though "mistress in-our own", but tt I ten iy Are  fighter 'wu^l &.d at  the
Is more the appreciation of parental j hydrant tn front of the office of the
self-abnegation  that moves us more Cumberland Islander, the starting line
deeply than the feeling of pride that) being at the Post Office.   In the hosej Walter Handley,
we have won our nationhood.   We are < breaking  contest  Cumberland's  time I Prises for Dlstrlnf Huh
better children because the old folks | was fifty-nine and four fifths seconds,!
have so ungrudlngly recognized our
growth to man's estate The ties that
bind us to the Motherland are Infinitely stronger today because they
are deep rooted In love and tender
a ffeetlon "Blest be the tie that
Here ln this oldest of the Dominions
of the Empire, the djjy was celebrated
as loyally and sincerely as in any
other part of the Empire, almost every town and hamlet observing tb»
day with sports and other festivities.
In Cumberland, in brilliant sunshine
before _ large throng of spectators, a
monster parade started the proceedings  at   nine-thirty  ln  the  morning
School Dance June 1st
The teachers and pupils of the Public and High Schools are holding a
dance on Friday, June 1st, from 9 to
2 in the Ilo-Ilo Hall. The proceeds
are In aid of the Cement Tennis Court
for pupils and it is hoped that by the
support of the public at this dance
sufficient money will be raised to allow the completion of one court. Jimmy Walker and his Melody Four Orchestra will play the latest hits. Refreshments will be served. Come and,
enjoy yourself. Bring a friend and j
help provide the boys and girls to.'
several years to come with the splendid playing equipment for which the
dance  Is  being held.
In the  wet cast  Cumberland's time1    Public School—Division 5, MIbs Mc-
was twenty-six nnd one fifth seconds, j KInnon.   Grade   4,   Miss   McFadyen,
Courtenay Muking it In thirty-one and Grade 4, Miss Hood,
one fifth seconds. High  School—Grade  10,  Mr.  Sheu-
In the water ball contest a draw was stone,
declared.    This   latter event  caused'    Three other classes were only 1 pu-
a great deal of amusement to speota-lpH short of 100%.
tors, Harry Jackson on one occasion      Best decorated group, grade 5 down
taking the place of the ball, being flat J prize $10.00, Miss'E. Hood, "The Rtnk-
on bis back and receiving the force of! eydlnks."
the water.    It was a great exhibition      Best decorated group, grade 11 up,
and pleased the many spectators im-  prize $10.00, Mr. Murray, "R.C.  pro-
inensely,  and terminated one of the.duata,''
best 24 th of May sports ever held ln|    ^8 there was no entry for the Best
List of Subscribers
to Empire Day Fund
Oap. CulUerhtb Kinp.oyees  .... $3cu.«o
City of Cumberland    150.00
Union Bay Employees   50.50
Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd  50.00
Uovst Lumber Co. Employees 49.05
Edward W. Bickle   25.00
Union   Brewery  25.00
Silver   Spring   Brewery  25.00
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd  25.U0
Thomas Graham   15.00
George W. Clinton   10.00
A full list of events and winners
will be found on page three.
Cumberland Eighteen Years Ago
Citizens Vote Down By-Law       t
Returning Officer McKinnon, assisted by Poll Clerk Willard. received
tlie citizens from 9 to 7 o'clock on |
board was unable to see its way to
grant such a request.
Blue prints of the heating plant in
the Ladysmith School were received
Monday lust at Slddnl's Tailoring Shop j from the Department ot Education
Every householder who called was! H. C. McLean, of the Contract He-
supplied with a ballot paper aud in-; cord, wrote, asking figures of success-
vlted to express his opinion upon the' ful and unsuccessful tenders for the
question of Installing an up-to-date heating of the school. The request
Sewerage System In the town.    One; was granted.
hundred and nine voters called and I A lctter wa8 reeQlvod from tho De-
registered their opinion, and the re-Laj-tment of Education refusing to
suit of the poll went to show that the gHuU „,,, toward the city school It-
majority felt that the present system: |)rnry< owfng t0 tho r,l(., t|iat the city's
of sewerage disposal was entirely sat- \ ,mrlio|| lm(1 |)r)t ht,e„ niiHOli |)y tho or.
Charcter Representation the $5.00
was given to the High School group
which represented the "The League
of  Nations."
In the quoltlng competition held
yesterday in connection with the 24th
of May sports, W. Mossey and Fred.
Slmlster won the finals against W\
Herd and W. McMillan. There was
a record entry, the games, which were
at eleven yards commenced at one
o'clock and continued until six In the
is factory.
The result of the voting follows:
For      50
Against     57
Spoilt        2
Necessary to carry..
dimiry method of taxation. The secretary was Instructed to write the
department for reconsideration of Ihe
The following bills were roferrud to
file Ffiian
T.   Bnto
Westminster Columbian ladvt.)
Victoria  Times "
Vancouver   Province
School Trustees
Wait on Council
School Grants Again Discussed
To Exclude Camp Pupils.
The Board <>f School Trustees met Star Livery Stable (coal)
at the Council Chambers on Monday j Waterworks  Co	
night, all the members being present j
The minutes of the previous meeting |
were adopted as read.
A communication was received from' in ihe school were then opened and
the B.C. Trustees association request-j that of ('. H. Tarbell, for $1,185, was i culty
At the regular meeting of tbe Cliy
Council on Monday evening last, the
School Trustees waited on the Council
when the secretary, Mr. A. McKinnon.
Committee and approved: I laid before thu Council two toilers he
    8.B5  had received from tho Department of
13.50 Education, one confirming the school
9.60 Inspector's statement, that one third
11.701 of  the  cost  of alterations   for  home   T0>,n'
Comox Creamery Ass'n
Cumberland Electric Light Co.
Cumberland Water Works, Ltd.
Campbell   Bros,   (goods)	
J. Sutherland (goods)	
Cavln's Shoe Store (goods)..
Tommy  Nakanishi   (goods)....
Matt. Brown's Grocery	
Royston   Pavilion	
E.  T.   Searle	
William  Douglas	
Vendome   Hotel	
Dr. W. Bruce Gordon	
Robert   Yates	
John  The  Hatter	
William   Merrlfleld	
Wilcock & Co., Ltd	
Darling & Ledingham	
Lang's Drug Store goods)	
A.  McKinnon   (goods)	
C. H. Tarbell & Son (goods)....
City Meat  Market	
Frelone's Grocery Store	
McKenzle & Partridge (goods)
Marocchi   Bros	
Muniford's  Grocery	
L. II. Stevens (goods)	
King  George  Hotel	
James  Dick	
Dr. Geo.  K, MacNaughton	
William   Button	
Dr. E. It. Hleks	
Comox  Argus  	
Mann's   Bakery	
Thomas   Armstrong
J. II. Cameron	
Cumberland   Supply
M.  Shlozakl. Jeweller
I K. Alda. Cumberland Tailor
W.   Eadie
i\ Wfttnnabe, Union Tailor
Jos.   Aspesy
F. hallos. Waver ley Hotel
Alex.   Henderson
itltr. Lunch Room
Royal Confectionery
Chas,   Dalton
John   Conwav
T. k. Banks
Wm.   McLellan,   Mem-
Peter   McNiven
Henderson Motors
E. L.   Saunders
Charles   Spooner
F. D. Pickard
C.   Brown
economics would be refunded and thai i>onald   Mclean
other quoting figures on the school Shorty_ Pool Room
grant for 1027.   A great deal or dls,- Mre. L. Fancesctnl
cusslon followed, all the aldermen Und | jjj*   ^rtE   Z
Tenders for Installing Heating Plant school trustee* Joining In. trying to Chow Lee
Home way out of h flnanefal dlffl- j Nakano   	
It was eventually moved and Mwa*a    -..■
Ing the annual membership fee of $5, j accented. An offer from the same seconded that the School Hoard be
The secretary was Instructed to for- linn to purchase tbe second-hand advised to notify the Department thuL i
ward  the amount. j stoves now on hand for $51) wus nlHoi tlle 11127 grantH be accepted as quoted
The secretary of the B.C. Teachers j accepted. [hut that asssltanco would have to be
Bureau wrote offering to supply tea-      Tlie action  of the (jovernmont In  given to cover the big 1928 deficit,
chers  at any  time, at short notice.! rnisfng the city from u third to a aec-j    The Mayor was In the chair with al;
The letter was received and filed.        | ond class school  district then oamej the aldermen present when the reports
Free   Masons
I.al   Fung
Hart  Toon  Club.
Mah Tom Kee   .
Wong   Why	
Sun   Ring	
Sun On Wo Co	
Chew Tal Co	
Poo   Yuen	
Sam   Waw	
Ho Heo
A communication was received from! up for discussion, and It was decicded  of the various committees  were re
the   Pacific   I'lurahlng  Co.,   Victoria,  to call a public meeting at aa early a celved.   Alderman clinderson for the,
requesting that they bo furnished .with  date as possible to decide what action i Board of Worka reported ditching and [ T^"K    ^w
plans and specifications of the pro-, should  he tnken  hy the city In tho j cleaning work done and the fence at I ouong   Me   Lung
posed beating plant for Cumberland matter, and to discuss the question of! the United Church basement entrance! Wong RVi	
School, and that the date of receiving: excluding all but city children from
tenders be postponed for a month to attending tlie city school. In this
allow them to submit a tender.   Tbci (Continued on page three)
put  Into  satisfactory  condition,  and
T.nti   Kfie,.,
Kam Sun Ix)w
alBO notified the council that the new,
harness for the city team had arrived. -r-a|  on
At a well attended whist drive and
donee held in ihe Ilo-Ilo Hall on Friday evening lent, A. J. Taylor, D.M.,
D.O., O.S.J.Ii., was presented With an
illuminated address and a chock from
his friends In ihe district and fellow
members ot the Cumberland District
or tho St. John's Ambulance Association. Whist commenced at 7:30 and
continued until nearly 10 o'clock. Tho
prize winners In the whist were announced as Miss Calnan, ladles' first,
Mrs. W. Davies, ladles' second, Mr.
Balkie, gent's first, Mr. Dave Morgan,
gent's second. Immediately after the
cards dancing was commenced, the
music for which was supplied by the
Canary Club Orchestra. Just before
refreshments were served, Mr. Thomas Graham, on behalf of the members
of the Cumberland Centre of the St.
John's Ambulance Association took
charge of the proceedings and ln Introducing the reason for the gathering that night, the honoring of Mr.
Taylor, said that the district should
be proud of a man of the calibre of
Mr. Taylor, a man who had for a great
many years devoted a lot of his time
to first aid to the Injured, Instructing
classes and In many other ways. Recently, Bald Mr. Graham, on the occasion of the visit to the city of His
Excellency, Lord Wlllingdon, Mr. Taylor bad been decorated with the order
of St. John of Jerusalem of the British Realm, the order being conferred
by the Grand Priory and given final
sanction by His Majesty the King. It
was ln honor of the receiving of this
decoration .by Mr. Taylor that the
gathering was held that night and he
had muh pleasure ln asking Mr. Taylor to accept an Illuminated address
and a check for fifty dollars as a small
token from his fellow members of tho
Cumberland Centre, St. John's Ambulance association and citizens of the
Mr. Taylor on rising to reply was
much affected and said whilst he appreciated very much the kind words
of Mr. Graham and the very fine Illuminated address, he was at a total
loss Just what to say. Personally, he
could not see thut he deserved such
recognition. He wsb vitally Interested In first aid work, be loved the work
and he hoped he would lie spared to
continue his activities for a long time
ye. He thanked all very sincerely for
their generous gift and sincerely hoped
first aid work In the district would
continue to prosper.
Mr. Grnham also presented to Mrs.
Taylor a handsome silver cake stand,
Mr. Taylor on behalf ot his wife, making a suitable reply.
Refreshments were served immediately afterwards and dancing continued until early morning.
Local Competitors
Made Good Showing
At Musical Festival
Those who bad the privilege of attending the .Musical Festival In Nanaimo last week, and had any love tor
music at all, certainly enjoyed It from
beginning to end .
Apart from the performances of
the competition In all clauses which
were very creditable, Indeed, there was
in mil enjoyment and reul musical education to he gained by the criticism*
of thu adjudicators. Their fault finding was done In such u way that oven
those most concerned took it quite in
good part and at the Festival next
year will without doubt tdiow that
they benefited from this year's experience.
Splendid  Showing lij-  I.omltf
Our two young compotitlorH from
Cumberland. Miss Sheila Conway and
.Master Cyril Davis, who competed,
both in the pianoforte solo and vocal
solo classes, although not receiving
the highest marks came very near to
doing so, indeed, and great credit I-
due to them. Tho same can also <V
said of the flohood chorus, ably trained'
by Messrs, II. .Murray aud C. J. Parnham, which every one can feel justly
Profiting by this year's mistakes
and working hard to eliminate them
during the coming year, It Is reasonable to hope that a shower of medal.i
will come to our city in the very near
TennlH Tea rVftlnesdar
The weekly Tenuis Tea will be held
at the home of Mrs, .MacNaughton on
Wednesday, May 80th. Mrs. Mac-
Naughton and Miss Dorothy Maxwell
will servo tea from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, MAY 25TH. 1928
STIMULATED thereto, probably by thu demand
of the judges for higher salaries, members
of Parliament are now advancing claims for
an increase of salary or idemnity. It is a new
illustration of the power of example. Judges
should undoubtedly be highly paid. Many oC
them give up lucrative positions at the Bar and
make heavy financial sacrifices, being somewhat
compensated by prestige and social Influence,
Without in any way suggesting that our judges
are venal, there will be no disputing Ihe contention that judges should be paid well enough to
place them above the reach of temptation. Krom
many points of view there can be the same objection to the increasing the salaries of judges as
there is to adding to the remuneration of members
of Parliament.
Members of Parliament receive a sessional indemnity of four thousand dollars. In addition
they travel free on all Canadian railways, as a
matter of right not of favor, and have the franking privileges of the mails giving them free postage, a most valuable consideration. In return for
these valuable items in money or kind the members of the House of Commons are in attendance
at Ottawa for three or four months of the year.
That is to say, each member receives remuneration for his attendance at Ottawa amounting to
about two hundred and fifty dollars per week, or
one thousand dollars per month, this in addition
to free travelling expenses and postage facilities.
Not bad renumeration as things go these expensive days.
The real question to be faced in this connection
is this, who would have to pay this increased
renumeration of members of Parliament? Strictly
speaking, it would come out of the general revenues of the country. But actually it would come
out of the pockets of the common, ordinary peopb
the farmers, the merchants, the working people
and the professional classes. The cost of it to the
big corporations and industrial companies would
be infinitesimal and never felt by those bodies
who, after all, receive many quids pro quo from
Parliament and members of the House of Com-!
mons. It all peters down to this basic fact, that
taxation ultimately rests on the backs of the
common people of whom, said Abraham Lincoln,
"the good Lord must be very fond because He
made so many of them."
Statesmen and politicians must also be very
fond of the common people, the ordinary, average,
everybody people, because there are so many of;
them to tax.   As most of us are in receipt of in
comes compared with which one thousand dollars
per month sounds like Hockefellerism. few of us
will approve laying the members more. Let them
cut down their long sessions. The methods of
Parliament are those of n century or more ago.
"Cut the cackle and come-to the horses." One.
month's time would serve all the purposes of'
Parliament and the government of tlie day could
then get on with the business of administering
the country. Our representatives have the matter
all in their own hands. Shorten the time of
Parliamentary sessions, cut the term in two and
that will be equivalent to doubling the sessional
indemnity. But spare us, gentlemen, spare us
We also have our families to maintain.
A MAN of our acquaintance was not in very
good health, lie consulted a physician and
he recommend,':! a short series of treatments
which in due time were administered and the man
recovered his health. That is the true statement
of the facts. Imagine tb" man's surprise when he
met a friend on the street who sard: "I am sorry,
old man to hear that you have to have an operation. And they tell mr you will have to mortgage
your home to pay ihe hospital bill." That was
gossip and gossip never tells the truth. And the
longer gossip runs the greater number of lies that
pile up in its wake.
Gossip carried by word of mouth from one
person to another, soon changes itself so that the
original bit of news that started it off developea
itself into something entirely different from the
real facts. The beginning is one thing. The end?
Nobody know.,.
One cannot deny the fact that chronic gossipers
often deliberately set off to distort the truth.
They give the essentials of a story a plausible
twist which is readily acceptable yet which is,
nevertheless, a lie.
That is why tittle-tattle has always been frowned down upon. Thai is also why gossipers are
usually credited with intent to deceive.
On the other hand, there is a curious psychological principal involved thai makes it impossible
for gossip even to tell the truth, despite the very
best of intentions to those who indulge in it.
This pyschological principal is called "Retrospective Falsification of Memory."
It is absolutely impossible for an individual
to repeat anything that he hears word for word.
it is also almost impossbible for him to remember
with absolute exactitude, the gist or essence of a
conversation. The reason is that nobody's memory
is perfect.   Nobody's recollection is infallible.
Now. then, when a piece of news is repeated,
the conscious mind tills in the memory gaps in
Drder to make a logical story. Tlie larger the
number of items that have faded from memory
the greater becomes the ingenuity of the mind
in substituting ant' Idling in. The poorer the
memory the greater the distortion of original fact.
We try to be logical when we gossip, with the
result—a pretty story that never was. Hence
you cannot always depend upon what you hear
and we really should nor mind what they say, as
we go through this world, foi people will talk.
Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland
May 25th and 26th.,   [This week end]
Vacant, unreserved, aurve ed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
Hritish subjects over 18 years ot ige
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, condt-
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and improvement tor agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emtions is
given In Bulletin .No. 1, Land Series
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
Which can be obtained free of charge
by adrdcEslng the Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or lo any Government Agent.,
Hecords will be granted covering
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purposes, and which is not limber
laud, i.e. carrying over 5,000 iboard
ffet per aero west ot tbe Coast Rajige
and H.OOi) feet per acre east ot that
Applications tor [ire-eruptions are
to be addressed to the Laud Cc-iu-
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1b fiituuted and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from •he Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ive ..ears and Improvi menta made
to value $10 per acre im ludlng clearing and cultivating at bast, five tores,
before Crown Grant can be received.
Applications are received tor purchase of vacant and unreser ed
Crown lands, not being timberl; nd
for agricultural purposes; minim im
price for Hrst-class (arable) land $5
per acre, and second class (grazliig)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase1 or lease of
Crown lands is given In Bulletin No.
10, Land Series. "Purchase and Lease
of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory or industrial sites on
timber land no! exceeding 40 ac 'es
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of stump*
For grazing and industrial purposes ureas not exceeding 640 ac os
may be leased hy one person or a
com pan v.
Under the Grazing Act the Province is divided into grazing dls'.ri ts
and the range administered undei a
Graslng Commissioner. Annual gr z-
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and Carl, Austrlans, have been very-
happy sweethearts since ichildhood.
Bruce, an English youth, who lives
with Dr. Arndt. Pauli's father, also
loves Pauli. Carl and Pauli spend
many happy hours planning his play
"The Enemy." The play has been rejected but Pauli out of love tells Curl
that it has not. At Carl's twenty-
fourth birthday party Bruce surprises
Cui by giving him a typewriter. Paul!
is ulso delighted and tells Curl she
will copy his play for him, but then
remembers that bis play has been re
jecled. Carl's father, August Behrend
Fritz Wlnckelmau, his wife Nitzi, and
their small son Kurt, neighbors of
Paull, complete the party und they
are nil deligthed when Bruce announces that they are to be his guests that
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Behrend Bald, picking up the recelv<
or again:—
"A mortgage on Bamako's father's
farm, eh? 1 don't believe in such transactions, Moreover. 1 know how softhearted you are!"
"Nothing of the sort. Business
merely. The mortgage ctflne to Us In
the usual way, and the old fellow suggested that we let Baruska work here
to pay the interest."
Behrend dashed down the receiver.
He said furiously:—
"In all Ihe world there is no telephone service like yours! Busy! How
can they he busy—world without end?
We will stop at the theatre ou our way
to the Prater.''
•Carl," said l>r .Arndt, beckoning.
Carl ■came over to him and tho Professor held out liis hand, with something
in it.
"My gift to you—it is foolish and
sentimental and quite useless—It is
the drst lecture you attended!"
Carl took it from him then held out
his hand again.
After a moment in which courage
and affection, confidence and hope,
seemed to How to him through the
strong clasp of the older man, he said
"I remember . . . everything ....
the long room . . . the students . . .
even the streak of sunlight on the wall
.... und most of all your voice . . .
The same voice that hud greeted me
I I since my childhood that had
■ \ laughed with me .... joined In our
; I play,   mine   nnd   Pauli's Yes
; f the same.    ——I'd thought it would
; j be different somehow"	
; f    Bruce strolled lazily up to the two
S | men. Joined them and remarked: —
I |    "Lord!    I don't remember Muller'a
I ! I don t want to!"
I | "I wouldn't forget," said Carl. "How
I i could 1? 1 must have fancied the
j ' doctors would mm into something
" different In a class room . . . just be-
, cause 1 did not know him so well—1
=. ' was frightened."
j    "I   was   sound  asleep," remarked
•■;'Bruce, "at my first lecture.    And at
many thereafter."
"Carl," said Behrend heavily, "Is
always afraid ot something. Shadows,
Curl laughed.
"Well, not today at any rata. It's
been « wonderful day—a wrist watch!
u typewriter!''
"Seven tickets suggested his father
"And," said Bruce, "a lecture!"
The.,- all laughed and Pauli ran In
from the dining room.
"Have i missed anything?'' she asked   aniously.
"There's one thing more," said tlie
Professor, "u strange parcel—rather
Pauli stiffened with a real anxiety
She looked at Bruce in a sudden, accustomed appeal. Berore he could
speak Carl, asked innocently:—
"A parcel—for me? But the things
from tbe aunts and tlie others came at
home before 1 left. Who could be
sending me anything here?"
"What did you do with Curl's package, Paull?" asked her father,
"1 can't remember."
"Child! but It's in the deck, isn't
it, unless you moved It?"
"I'll get It later," said Pauli. "I
must run over and see what's keeping the Winckelmans—you must all
be starved."
Carl started for the desk. His lace
was openly suspclous, his brows drawn
"We'll see"—
"No—wait until after dinner," Pauli
pleaded, but the package was in Carl's
hand, He stood, turned to stone, staring  at  the address.    Hruce  laughed.
"From u woman? Who'd have suspected It? Open It— or do you recognize the perfiim.-d writing." He moved rlose to Carl, saw tils face and said
sharply, With a complete aud alert
cbango of tone, "What's wrong old
inn Behrend Jerked a thumb toward
Carl and the package and said, with
un effect of mountainous Irony,—
"You left  your rubbers!"
Carl was .silent and motionless under the shock of disappointment, the
lessor pang of his father's Intentional
malice. Only his despairing and bewildered eyes lived In his young white
face. Pauli murmured, "Oh, how cruel
and both Bruce and Professor Arndt
uniformed as they were as to the
meaning of Behrend's apparently ir-
rcvelent and fantastically foolish remark, were quite aware that her unger
and reproach were directed at Behrend
not at the producer who had tucked
Carl's play into an envelope, typed
his own address on the left-hand corner and sent it hack to the author.
Carl's heart stirred suddenly in bis
breast, his expressive face broke up
into lines o flmpotent sorrow. All the
work all the soul-hunger, all the emotion and belief—gone into a few typewritten pages—for nothing. He put
the manuscript on the desk very carefully as if It were essentially most fragile, and touched ft with his hand.
Paull though, tears ln her throat—as
if he closed the eyes of a a dead child.
Behrend laughed.
Paull turned on him again. She repeated her reproach to Behrend very
definitely calling htm by name, ln a
low voice shaken with sorrow for
"That wan cruel, Mr. Behrend, cruel
and  hard."
Her father the innocent cause of the
tense little scene, put his baud appeal-
ingly on her arm. He said something
which she did not hear, save a word or
two—"Our house, a guest." She went '
on blindly: —
"You've no right lo mock him. Curl i
is a great author. You'll be proud of
him some day. I'm proud of him!
Behrend's lips opened to an irritated Bneer, the professor started to,
speak, but Carl raised liis h ind tn a j
little gesture, a gesture of defeat, not I
Without dignity.   He said quietly:--
"Please sa,' no more about It—I—1
—1 deserve it, no doubt."
Dr. Arndt turned lo Behrend. He
said in a tone almost of command:
"Come into my room, August; we'll |
leave the children together for a lit- j
tie.'' In i lower tone he added, "Don 11
make the boy any unhappier. Youth
takes Its disappointments hard, my j
friend. We must help htm us muvh !
as >\c can, and Pauli, too. 1 tn afraid I
her birthday party isn't going to be ,
such a success after all. If only I f
had not spoken of the package What j
an Idiot I am!"
He took Behrend's arm as he spoke
and led him toward the study door.
Behrend argued, petulantly:—
"Oh, 1 wouldn'l mind bis writing so
much if he'd only write what people
want! They want stories of girls, of
crime; exciting stories: things you
don't have to think about. But Curl's
always trying to solve problems. Wri -
ing plays about something."
Bruce intervened with a half smile:
"Weren't you going to ask Mr. Arndt something .Mr. Behrend?"
Behrend looked frown ingly al the j
young man. He rather admired Bruce
Gordon for his poise, his careless man- j
nor that was indifferent without rudeness, bis charm, the sense of background ho imparted to the onlooker—
admired him, yes, envied him decided-;
ly. nnd disliked him.
New he said: —
"Ob, yes, I'd almost forgotten. Wlr.it '
would happen Arndt if twenty of us !
merged lo buy up all the grain?"
Arndt looked his amused astonish- i
ment, He replied, as the two men j
walked toward the door:—
"For one thing Ihe rest of us would i
have no bread."
His tone was the tone one uses to a
foolish, Ignorant and questioning child !
But   Behrend   proceeded  eagerly:--
"Oh, no, I think not. We would only
raise the price a few hellers—at least '
that's my opinion . But bow much of
our wheat comes from outside? Where
does one find the statistics?"
The professor opened the door ofi
his study. He said, with a mock bow. j
"i Ills way, please." and Bhul the door
on the two of them,
Paul! explained, and Bruce laughed
"Oh, you two idiotic ehildren," he
said, affectionately, "do you think Mr.
Beta-end quite devoid of the mathe-
maticul faculty of putting two rubbers
togethor and getting several rejections?"
Until ska burst in through the din-
nlng .oom doorB. Her red face w*i
smeared with Hour; she presented a
cuiioui and comic aspect. And her
vocle a-us almost devotional aa tht
In cither: —
"l-'i.uleln . .Come look at him . , .
with his great, round, brown belly!"
I.nice grinned impishly. His lips
formed the words and question, "Ben-
re:, i?" but did not utter It, and Bar-
uska went on:—
"My goose . . , come an show ma
bow to fix the little radishes on the
Paull hunted for and found her
apron. She said, abstractedly, "I am
coming, Baruska," and followed the
maid out of the room. Her look at
Bruce as she left was an unspoken ad-
3.onit.ou. Bruce went over to Carl
pulled up a chair, pushed his friend
doi ..  mo another and asked seriously
■ Now about this producer—Berg
man.   Do you know him?"
Carl shook his head.
' No. 1 sent it lo him on a venture.
He didn't like it. and be is right enoogh
1  daresay."
Bruce smoked in silence for a min*.
Ule.   Then ho asked c-areleBsly:—
"You will quit?"
"No. 1 will do it over again—trom
tho first line to the Inst. You see,
Unite. I believe in the play. For t
minute, when 1 took that damned package in my band, 1 thought that I didn't, that I had lost my vision, that I
nail been following a marsh light, but
tt passed. I do believe In lt. Nothing
can shake me, not even Bergman—
certainly not my father."
"That is the proper spirit," Brace
encouraged him. "Put your back to
the wall old son and fight."
"Oh, I will fight,' said Carl, warm-
ing, "1 will fight, I am not afraid ot
anything that is my job. I want to
show people the waste and futility of
prejudice ■ and dissension whether
they want to be shown or not. Tomorrow I will find work—clerking,
anything; anything that will pay me
a few crowns. 1 will get out of my
father's house, where I am served
argumonts with breakfast, dinner and
supper, and find some cheap lodgings
somewhere. 1 will eat very little and
write, and rewrite, and write again
until I have proved to myself beyond
a Bhadow of doubt—nnd to everyone
else besides—that Inm justified, that
I can write big things, real things,
with all thnt Is in me."
Bruce tapped out his pipe rose to fill
iContinued on Page Five)
Pauli had not taken her eyes from
Carl.    Now she moved to him swiftly
touched his arm aud spoke his name
All her love went Into the four little
letters—her longing to help, her mi-!
ternal  desire to protect him,  at  any
cost, at  any sacrifice or self.    And
Bruce, turning bis eyes from the sight
of her little, anxious, loving face, star- ■
(1 steadily at the marble reproduction
of the Winged Victory on  top of the
brimming bookcase.   He spoke, as ii ■
were, over bis shoulder:
"Don't forget London, Carl! There's
Iwnys another chance, you know"
Carl took his fascinated gazo front
the little package on the dosh,    He
looked at   Paul! and then  across to
Bruce.   He said trying to smile:-
I'm sorry making a Bceno like thai
. . I'll   never  grow   up, . . . wliai
an abject ass I am, anyway!	
Forgive me. vou two."And. the smile
gaining as h saw their faces light n
little, be added, rueful ns a small hoy.
"You were right about the rubbers.
Pauli .... We'll have to change the
code   word"	
What's all this about rubbers" —
nskeil Bruce. "I'm completely in bh_
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the former sitting of the inquest, was
recalled. He had formerly stated that
the time they left Alberni Was a'jout
7:30 but he wished to correct this
statement.    He said: I
"I think it was about twenty min-
utes to nine when we left Alberni. We
stopped and cot pas and cigarettes and
it would be a Uttle before nine when
wc hit the highway. We stopped at
Shady Rest and each had two bo'ties
of beer. A lady served the beer. There.
was a dark complected gentleman behind the bar. They asked us no questions. The next stop was at the Bowser beer parlor where we had three
pint bottles of beer each. A short
gentleman served us and there was
another man behind the bar and I
think he also served beer.
"When we left there we took away;
a dozen bottles of beer which wc!
bought off the same man that served.
us. I paid for the beer. I think Ramsay was outside at the time. I know
my brother took pretty nearly the
whole dozen with him, probably it
all, in his pockets. We figured on
staying up here over the week-rnd
and the beer was for Sunday. We
had no liquor before we left rnri
brought none with us from Alberni.
None of us had any hard liquor. I
do not remember feeling any effects
from the beer.
"I knew we were not allowed ln beer
parlors but we were not questioned.
There was no rowdyness. I know
Charlie Hansen could drink a lot of
beer without much effect. He had
promised to let Ramsay drive hut
when we left Bowser he said he would
take the wheel as he knew the car
and could step on it."
Paul Peterson, who operates a Bus
between Bowser and the Dollar Car >p,
was the next witness. His evidence
was as follows:
'The night of the accident I left
the Bowser beer parlor about eleven
o'clock with two pasesngers. 1 had
not noticed a chandler car In front
of the beer parlor. I was in an out
of the beer parlor but do not know
whether I saw any of the party there
There was a pretty big crowd and 1
think both proprietors were serving
beer. I went towards Deep Bay and :i
the bottom of the Sandhill I saw i
wrec kbeside the road. This was n •
a curve. The body of the sedan Wfl
close to the road and the spare ti
was 1 nthe middle of the road. I d.-J
not see any person aTOUnd.
"I drove across the bridge about 100
to 150 feet to find a place to park my
car and then came back and saw one
fellow standing up. He was bleeding
from cuts on the face. After I hrd
spoken with him I went back to my
car and got my flash light and Investigated, The time was then 11:20 by
my watch. I found one man dead
nnd another I thought was Just dyinrr:
a third I thought was seriously hurt;
he seemed to be hurt Inwardly and
was bleeding from the mouth; a fourth
man had a broken leg and had crawled out into the middle of the road.
I questioned the lad who was standing
nnd suggested going to call a doctor
but he did not seem to realize what
had happened and said they would all
come around after while.
"I then went to the Dollar camp,
about a mile away, to telephone but
the telephone was not working so the
man from the Dollar Camp went to
Mud Bay to 'phone. I then took three
neighbors down with me to assist and
stayed there for a time but left before
long as I was no more use there and
was not feeling very well. I saw no
beer there.
"The corner ts dangerous if one is
not careful; it is no corner to take at
50 miles an hour. There is a blind
road leading off that a stranger not
knowing the road might take by mistake."
Corporal Matthews gave evidence as
On May 12th at 12:05 midnight I received a telephone message from a
party giving his name as Goodwin. He
informed me that there had been an
auto accident at the foot of the Sandhills and several men had been injured. At 12:15, accompanied by Const.
Marshall, I left for the scene of the
accident, arriving there about 12:50.
We found Charles Hansen dead and
Lloyd Hansen was still living but died ]
a few minutes after our arrival. Ev-)
erything was done to get the three
other injured men to the hospital and i
the coroner notified of the two deaths.
The coroner arrived and ordered the j
bodies removed.
"At the scene of the accident I found I
two full pint bottles of beer and two'
bottles with the necks broken off but
lome of the contents still in the bot-
Ues. At the place where the accident
.lappened. a road well known to myself, is no doubt a bad bend and could
not be safely made at more than forty
miles an hour. The body of the car
was totally destroyed but the chassis
was not In bad shape but had turned
over two or three times. In my opinion the accident was due to the car
being unable to take the corner at the
speed at which it was travelling."
In answer to Mr. John Forsythe,
the father of one of the deceased boys,
Corporal Matthews said that when he
got to the scene of the accident he
found that no doctor had been sent
for but he did not think a doctor
could have done anything to save the
Forsythe boy as he was just breathing
is last when the constables arrived.
The court room was then cleared so
r.nt the jury might consider the evil?' oe and after doing so returned the
ei ■.. Jt as above.
Sing a song in the Garden of Life,
If only you gather a thistle;
Sing a song as you travel along—
And if you can't sing—
Why, Just Whistle!
Drinks of all Flavors.
Now that the hot weather is here, order a case and
have it delivered.
ere an
British Columbia Forests yielded products
valued at this huge sum in 1927
Such  production  can  only  be maintained
in future years if fires are kept out of the
timber-lands of this province.
Quebec—When the 192? shipping season opened here April 22.
the Canadian Pacific St. Lawrence
fleet supplied fifty per cent, of
the steamers that docked with S.S.
Montclare. Montroyal and Melita.
The three ships carried In round
figures 2300 Immigrants aboard
mostly of British stock and destined to farms la the West.
International Advertising Convention and Exposition to be held
at Detroit, July 8-12, is already attracting wide notice and will contain under one roof everything relating to organized advertising ln
every phase. Advertising men
from overseas will attend and
bookings are being made on Canadian Pacific liners from Great
Britain and Europe well ahead of
lime in view of the large demand
for travel that will arise.
Sixty-five miles of salmon risking In the Cains River, New Brunswick, were enjoyed recently by
five anglers from Chicago and the
U, S. Middle West and by a party
of New York newspapermen. Including W. McGeehan, internationally known New York Herald-Tribune sports writer. Both partlea
were staying for about a fortnight
in the care of Harry Allen, well
known New Brunswick guide. They
travelled Canadian Pacific to their
fishing destination.
Okanagan. — Word Is received
from Washington that the Okanagan project, during the last year,
had a higher per acre yield of
apples and a consequent higher
iu-re return to the grower, than
any government irrigation project
In the I'uitcd States. The local
project, wlili 8 667 acres in apples,
has a yield of 85,142,750 pounds,
or 9,852 pounds lo the acre, a yield
which brought the growers a return of !i.i.:.ip.SM. or the high record price of $280 an acre. On tha
Yakima project Ihe average yield
was 8,602 pouiuIh to the acre or at
the rale of J24G.1C per acre. The
nearest approach to the Washington record was on the Sun river
project In Montana, where the
average was $168,83 an acre, followed hy the noise project, with a
price of $148.
Ottawa.—The Department of
Agriculture has Issued a report
showing how ihe Canadian "Moth"
plane is combatting wheat rust-
how the Canadian Air Force, the
Federal Department of Agriculture
and the pathological plant of the
Manitoba Agricultural College at
Winnipeg are uniting to fight the
enemy. The report says: "The
work consists mainly In the exposure of slides at different altitudes and at different locations.
These aeroplane exposures attempt to collect from altitudes of
from 1,009 to 5.000 feet the date of
the earliest appearance of rust
spores, the region over which they
first appear, the rate at which the
spore content of the air Increases
over various regions, the visibility
of spores caught at theie higher
altitudes and the relation of certain environmental and cl'matlc
factors to the rnte of development
nnd sproud of rust, tightly stop
pered bottle* are used, cnntn'ntng
wooden paddles to which are attached microscopic slides lightly
smeared with vaseline. These
glides are cyioih for 15 p-'ntitos
at varying ftHltUd*\B| the iVdes replaced In the bottles and then returned to the Government labora*
luiy at Winnipeg."
1,000,000 Shares Class "A"
British Columbia Power Corporation
Preferred as to dividends up to $2.00 per share in any fiscal year over any other shares of the Corporation, such dividends
being nou-cunmlative.   Participating equally share for share as to dividends with Class "B" shares, after preferred dividends
of $2.00 have been paid or declared and set aside, until, in any fiscal year of the Corporation, $5.00 in dividends have been
paid or declared and set aside on the Class "A" shares, after which any further dividends in such year may be declared only
on the Class "IV* shares.    Redeemable at any time, at the option of the Directors, in whole or in part, upon sixty days'
notice at $100.00 per share plus dividends declared but not paid, or by purchase in tbe open market or by private contract at
not  exceeding the redemption price.    The Charter provides  that   voluntary  liquidation  of  tbe  Corporation  is  prohibited
unless all tlie Class "A" shares have previously been called lor redemption and payment of the redemption price provided
for.   In the event of involuntary winding-up, liquidation or dissolution, assets available for distribution to shareholders are
to be distributed equally share for share to holders of all outstanding Class "A" and Class "B" shares until payment of
$100.00 per share shall have been made on all outstanding Class "A" snares, after which distribution is to be made only on
Class "B" shares.    Class "A" shares carry no further right ol participation in  tbe earnings or assets of the Corporation.
Class "A" shares carry no voting rights save and except in respect of any" increase in the authorized amount of Class "A"
shares, or tbe creation of any shares ranking in priori; >o or pari passu with the Class "A" shares, or any modification of
the rights, privileges or priorities of Class "A" shares.   For auj of these corporate acts ihe approval of holders of Class "A"
shares is required, evidenced by the affirmative vote 61 holders of thfee-fourths of such shares, represented at a meeting
called lor tlie purpose at which holders of a majority of the Class "A" shares then outstanding are present or represented.    Class "A"' and Class "B" shares of the present  issue will  be registrable and transferable in  Montreal,
Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and, on payment of a reasonable fee, will be transferable from one register
to another.    Dividends will be payable by cheque in Canadian  funds at  par at any branch in Canada of the
Royal Hank oi Canada (except Yukon Territory),   Application will be made in due course to list Class "A" and
"IV shares of  British Columbia   Power Corporation  Limited on   Montreal and  Toronto  Stock  Exchanges.
Then* shares will be offered in Canada, Great Britain and Abroad
Brirtiah Columbia Power Corporation, Limited
(On acquisition of all outstanding Preferred Ordinary Stock and Deferred Ordinary Stock shares of British Columbia Electric
Railway Company, Limited, and including Bonds, Debenture! and Shared of subsidiary companies, outstanding in tht hands of the
public, as at June 30th, 1927, and based on exchange rate of **4.B5 to ■El.)
Bonds and Debentures of Subsidiary Companies: .   130,497,190
Preferred Shares of Subsidiary Companies,         11,984,000
Class "A" Shares (No Par Value)       — -      1,000,000 shares*
Class "B" Shares (No Par Value)         1,000,000 sharee*
'Authorized 1,300,000 shares.
ing depreciation and available for dividends on the stock and
shares proposed to be acquired by British Columbia Power
Corporation, Limited, will be J12.0OO.0OO.
It is confidently expected that the earnings of the Company
will continue ,o show substantial growth, and, based on developments now under way it is conservatively estimated that corresponding combined net earnings for the fiscal year ending
June 30th, 1929, will substatially exceed those of the current
fiscal year.
TERRITORY SERVED: The territory served embraces an
area of over 1,300 square miles with a population of over
375,000. Vancouver is the fourth largest city in Canada, and
with adjacent municipalities, has experienced consistent and
rapid growth. The city is the financial, commercial and distributing center for the Province of British Columbia, and is
one of the most important seaports on the Pacific Coast. As
a result, the city and the surrounding area—known as Greater
Vancouver—is regarded as one of the most prosperous communities in Canada. The development of Western Canada has
an important bearing upon the growth of Vancouver as an
ocean port. The city has direct steamship connection with
Australia, New Zealand and the Orient, and, since the completion of the Panama Canal, Vancouver has developed communications of growing importance with New York and other
Atlantic ports of the Americas as well as with those of Europe
and Africa.
WORKING CAPITAL: Through the issue of Class "A" and
Class "B" shares the Company provides for the acquisition of
the Preferred Ordinary Stock and Deferred Ordinary Stock
and shares of British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited, and in pan for other corporate purposes. After providing funds sufficient to pay for the balance of the above mentioned stocks and shares outstanding, if acquired, there will
remain in the treasury of British Columbia Power Corporaton
Limited, cash in excess of £2,900,000. In addition, as at
March 31st, 1928, working capital of British Columbia Electric
Railway Company, Limited, and subsidiary companies was in
excess of {(4,000,000.
of the undertaking will remain unchanged and upon completion of organization the Directorate will include George Kidd,
President, Vancouver; W. G. Murrin, Vice-President, Vancouver; A. T. Coward, Vice-President, Victoria; Sir Frank S.
Barnard, K.C.M.G., Victoria; W. J. Blake Wilson, Vancouver;
John Davidson. London, England; Sir Herbert S. Holt, Montreal; Lord Rothermere, London, England; A. J. Nesbitt, Mon*
treal; Andrew P. Holt, Montreal and London, England; J. H.
Gundy, Toronto; J. B. Woodyatt, Montreal, and S. Godin, Jr.,
THE CORPORATION: British Columbia Power Corporation
Limited has been incorporated under the laws of the Dominion
of Canada, to acquire the outstanding Preferred Ordinary
Stock and Deferred Ordinary Stock and shares of British
Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited, a British Com*
pany incorporated under the Companies' Acts (Imperial). The
Corporation has already contracted for the purchase of more
than 85 per cent, of the combined outstanding amounts of the
above-mentioned stocks and shares, and offers are outstanding
for the purchase of the retnaider. Acquisition of the stocks
and shares already contracted for will give the Corporation
control of the most extensive system of public services in Western Canada.
LIMITED: British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited has operated successfully for more than thirty years. Directly, or through subsidiary companies, it owns and operates
electric railway systems in Vancouver, Victoria, New Westminster, North Vancouver, South Vancouver, Point Grey and
Burnaby, in the Province of British Columbia, as well as an
extensive chain of Interurban lines, and, in addition, supplies
all the electric and gas services in these and a number of other
important municipalities in British Columbia.
This undertaking is one of the largest hydro-electric producers
in Canada. All the electricity used or sold in the system is
developed by tbe Company or its subsidiary Companies. The
aggregate ultimate horsepower available for development
amounts to (jSK.OOO h.p, of which 202,300 h.p. is now developed: the entire system serves over 98,000 customers with
electric light or power, 38,700 customers with gas, and operates 333 miles of electric railway lines.
EARNINGS: The books and accounts of British Columbia'
Electric Railway Company, Limited, and subsidiary Companies
have been examined by Messrs. Price, Waterhouse fit Com*
pany, Chartered Accountants, Vancouver, and their report
shows that combined earnings, after providing for Bond and
Debenture interest and Federal and Provincial taxes, and after
providing for dividends on stocks ranking prior to the stocks
and shares proposed to be acquired by British Columbia Power
Corporation, Limited, but before provision for depreciation,
were as follows:
Year ended June 30th, 1923 #2,895,401
Year ended June 30th, 1926       3,104,496
Year ended June 30th, 1927   3,383,808
Based upon earnings for nine months ended March 31st, 1928,
reported by Messrs. Price, Waterliiv e 8i Company, it is estimated that combined net earnings for the completed twelve
months ended June 30th, 1928, after all prior charges, includ*
We offer these shares, subject to prior sale and change in price, for delivery if, as and when issued and accepted by us and
subject to the approval of counsel.
Price: #60.00 per share
With bonus of one share of Class "B" stock with each four shares of Class "A" stock.
Fractional shares of Class "B" stock will be adjusted at the rate of #20.00 per share.
Nesbitt, Thomson & Company
322-3 Rogaea Building,
Head Office: Montreal. Que.
Wood, Gundy & Company
744 Hastings Street West
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Statements contained ia this circular are not guaranteed but are based upon information which we believe
to be reliable and upon which we acted in purchasing these securities
!    Demonstration of physical drill by
Miss Asposy's and Mr. w. Jackson's I
j ClUSS.
! Hoys' race fifty yards, first M.
j Pearse, second, J. Gako, third, T.I
I Dick.
| Girls' raco, fifty yards, E. Wlllanm,1
| second, Alda Baknl, third I). Grieved, I
I Hoys' race, llfly yards, H. Hardlc, sen-
I ond, O. Kerton, third P. Martin.
I Girls' race, fifty yards, llrst L. Wa-
I terfleld, second B. Smart, thin) i>.
Boj-h' race, fifty yards, first, M.'
Horne, second, K. Pitlrhnirn, third,'
M. Haro.
Hoys' race, seventy-five yards,;
llrst Hlroshl, second K. Jatne. third, j
\V. Coombs.
Girls' race, seventy-five yards, first [
B. Martin, second, J. Swingle.", third, j
| M.  Westfleld.
|    Boys' race, one hundred ynrds. first
[J. Coombs, second, lliroshl, third. H.
Girls' race, one hundred ynrds. first
(J. McKenzle, second C. Brown, third
B. Martin.
Girls' Race, one hundred yards, first
B. Stant .second, D. Kerton, third K.
Boys' race, one hundred yards, first
L. Dando, second, Geo. Brown.
Girls' race, one hundred yards, first
G, Idiens, second C. Brown, third, J.
Girls' egg and spoon race, first Lola
Turner, second, G. Swlngler.
Boys' Sack race, first M. Embleton,
second, Alex. Stewart, third, H. Calnan.
Girls' shoe scramble, first N. Jackson, second, Mary Baird, third M. Par
Boys' relay race, public school, first
It. McAllister, II. Akado, E. James ami
H. Westfleld, second, T. Kawaglshi's
Boys' relay race. High School, first
H. Conrad, N. Hill, T. Iwusa, O.
Girls" relay race, High School, llrst j
G. Bowon, It. Thomas, 1). Kerton and
K. Young.
Girls' relay race Public School, llrst
M. Partridge, K. Brown, E. Conrad, U.
West field, second,. L. Tomassi, M.
Westfleld, B. Martin, and B. Stant.
Buys' three-dogged race, llrst n.
Westfleld nnd J. Coombs, second E.
James and H. Coonihs, third. II. Sulgl-
mori and partner.
Girls' three-legged mee. llrst M,
Williams and P. Morgan, second, C.
Hlzaklo and Klmlyo. third, 1. Kent and
Amateur dancing, Irish Jig, first,
J. Stanhouse, second J. Abrams, third.
H. Morrison.
Sword Dance, first, ,M. Inglis, second, M. Brown, third, J. Marshall.
Highland Plfng, first M, Turnbull. I
second, D. McDonald, third S. Alchiii-1
Exhibition dances by the .MissesI
Moore, Courtenay.
Girls' skipping race, L. Swlngler,
second, T. Matsukia, third, E. De;;-
Boys' pillow fight, first. T. Coomtn,
second, J. Fong, third, B. Nicholas.
Running High Jump, boys up to 12
years, flrBt Jimmy, Hecond, L, Ball,
third, W. Irvine.
Running Broad Jump, first, J.
Coombs, second H. Saito.
Running high Jump, 18 years, first,
N. Hill, second, C. Laver.
nOe hundred yards dash, first, Ha-
yashl, second, G. Brown.
Ladles' nail driving contest, first,
Mrs. Noreen, Becond, Mrs. Robertson.
Baseball throw, first c. Sutton, second, Hates.
Hurdle nnd obstacle race, first N.
Hill,  second,   leaver.
Slow bicycle race, first E. Elliott,
second H. Kafto.
Old Men's race, llrst A. Burdo, second. M. Rogers.
Chinese race, one hundred yards,
first D. Low, second. Chow Chee.
Japanese race, one hundred yards,
first T. Kajlyama. second, I. Nakano,
Men's one hundred yards dash, first
Lei, Dando. second. C Hrown.
Men's two hundred and twenty yards
first M. Hayashi, second, G. Brown.
Men's one mile race, llrst. R. Idleni.
second. A. Dick.
Cumberland 18
Years Ago
(Continued from page one)
way Ihe city would still he rated as a
third-class school district, nnd It would
be necessary for the (llvernment to
erect and maintain a school fur camp
and other non-city scholars. Tho
secretary was Instructed to write Mr.
M. Manson, M.P.P., asking him to attend a public meeting, and asking him
to name a date for the same that
would bo convenient.
It was decided to call for tenders
(or preparing the new flag pole for
erection,   also  for   kalsomlnlng  and
cleaning the High School.
•   •   •
Contract Let for
Heating School.
I    The contract for Installing a Hot
Air Hcntlng System In the Cumberland Public School was awarded, at
the regular monthly meeting of the
School Hoard, on Monday evening, to
C. II. Tarbell for 11386.
The specifications demand that the
contractor guarantee that all rooms
on the frist floor be heated to a temperature of 7ti degreos, and on the second floor of »;:■ degrees at an outside
temperature of 81 degrees.
On completion of thu Installation,
as specified, the heating contractor
shall receive 769& of the amount nf
the tender.' the remaining 25% tho
trustees will withhold for two months
from date of completion, the contractor (If necessary) making any
changes in this time, at his own expense, to fulfill the above guarantee.
It Is further provided that tbe Installation shall be complete ready for occupation at the beginning of the fall
The system is to Include two furnaces, each of 60,000 cubic feet heat-
lug capacity. The furnaces are to be
McClary's Hot Blast All Cast Furnaces.
All necssary carpenter and mason
work is to be done at the expense ot
the heating contractor.
A new business concern to enter the
local field Is the Shell Oas Co. Tanks
have been erected at Royston across
the road from the present Imperial
Oil Tanks on a lot purchased from
Mr. Chas. Simms and already several
of the local dealers have installed this
popular gasoline, They also purpose
distributing to dealers a full line of
their oils and greases. Mr. L. M. Moser,
formerly of Victoria, has been placed
In charge of local distribution. PAGE FOUR
ILO ILO Theatre
Monday and Tuesday, May 28-29
Wednesday-Thurday,May 30-31
Look out for
the Man!
He's always ready	
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-to make a third
at tea
-or a second in a
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Owen Moore
Friday and Saturday, June 1 - 2
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A  number  of  the  members  of  the
! Cumberland   Volunteer   Pire   Depart-
' ment assisted In erecting the new fire
| siren recently purchased by the city.
j on Tuesday last.   All the labor In con-
nectlon with the erection of the siren i
was donated, Mr. John Shortt's offer!
i to do the  Wiring as his contribution,
to the fire department being accepted.!
siren was tried out last Saturday j
ire being hoisted to Us  position;
?,\ the top of the hell tower, with uncomfortable results to a certain lady
who happened to be passing at the;
time.   Whether it was done as a jok>;
or unthinkingly could not he ascertained, "tn  just ns it resident of the dls-
\i'■■  wns passing, the siren sounded.
The lady received such a shock that;
p cullar noises have been felt by tho!
unfortunate one. with the result that]
al the present time she is under the
care of the doctor.
Personal Mention
l)i tl
, .OTUR.E      ffi
Local offices of the Punard line announce thnt It Is definitely planned to
receive a party of 50 English boys and
glrla In Montreal August 6 comprsl-
Ing winners of a series of contests fo.*
InteU'lgent comprehension of the British Empire, The parly will include
all ages from 14 to 21 years and will
spend seven weeks in Canada, visiting
from coast to coast aud returning direct from Montreal to London. Both
ocean voyages will be made on the
Cunarder "Alaunia."
Arrangements have been in progre3H
in England for several weeks, and the
contest has the hearty approval of
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, who offers his ranch in Alberta for inspection by the young visitors. Premier
Baldwin and L..M.S. Amery. Secretary
for the Dominion, are among others
sponsoring the scheme.
The trip will be made under the
joint auspices of the London Dally
Sketch, the Glasgow Dally Record,
tlie Cunard Line and the Canadian
National Hail ways. Already compe
tltlon is In progress. Entry Is open to
all Britishers of the ages named. When
the winners have been reduced to 200
closer examination will .take place at
the places represented by the newspapers. A board headed by Prof. A.
P. Newton. M.A.. 1). Lit.. Rhodes professor of History at London University, will decide which fifty know most
about Ihe British Empire. Practical
questionnaires of significance win he
asked, Having won, Ihe delegates will
he due for the time of their lives, travelling over 10,000 miles free of charge ns tlie guests of the sponsors of
the idea. Itis declared that Canada
will receive publicity of the highest
order from this British enterprise.
Those missing the trip by a close margin haveoUier prizes to gain.
Plans are not yet complete for the
reception of the lads and lassies in
Montreal officially, but it Is learned
thnt the city will not he backward In
welcoming the youth of the Mother
Country . They will he conducted from
start to finish by competent persons,
including frank L. Lamot, organizing director of the scheme.
Mr. William Grier, of Courtenay. j
was a candidate for B.C. Mine Surveyor's Certificate of competency at;
the examinations held recently in tho]
Provincial Rescue Station, Cumber-
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. -Apps are now!
resident at Royston Beach, taking ad-
vantage of the line weather of the last
few days they moved with their family
to spend a short tmie al the beich
hefore the school holidays start.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hayworth, or Ladysmith, wore visitors to the district
Inst week end. It Is reported that they
have sold their property nt Royston
Bench. Mr. and Mrs. Treen of Cumberland, being the purchasers.
Mrs. M. M. Lang Is spending an extended vacation with her daughter,
Mrs.  Brown,  at   Seattle,
Mrs. J. Mann spent last week end
In Vancouver.
Mrs. J. Monaghan aud little daughter are spuedtng a vacation with relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R, K. Walker. Andy
Walker, William Brown. Mr. and Mrs.
R, T. Brown, nnd family, Mr. and Mrs.
Keenan. Mr. and Mrs. Gibb and Mr.
and Mrs. Murray spent Sunday last
at Qualicum Beach.
.Mr. Tom Little, left on Thursday
last for Duncans, en route to Victoria
where he will spend a few days.
Recently Dr, MacNaughton, ot Cumberland, the conservative candidate
for Comox riding in the Provincial Election expected to take place shortly,
in speaking at Lazo, said the government was very sick. Well. Dr, MacNaughton ought to know. He usually
diagnoses a case accurately.
Union Bay
Mr. and Mrs. H. Glover have as
guests Miss Margaret Glover and Mrs.
W. Lund and son, of Seattle.
Mrs. J. Kerr and Miss L. Brown left
on Tuesday for Victoria and Seattle
where they will spend the next few
weeks with friends and relatives.
Mr. ar.d Mrs. E. Anderson had as
their guests on Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J. Edlund of Great Central.
On Monday afternoon a very enjoyable shower was given by Mrs. W.
Glover in honor of Miss Margaret
Glover whose marriage will take place
in the near future. Miss Glover was
the recipient of many useful gifts
which were carried in by Pauline
Horne and Muriel Harwood. The contest given wns won by Mrs. A. Horne
ar.d consolation bv Miss W. Bowdon.
On Wednesday evening a social was
held in the church under the auspices
of the Ladles' Aid. the waist measure,
a cent an inch, being the admission.
The Ladles' Aid arc very thankful that
the ladies measured their waists so
generously as the proceeds amounted
to $24.75. The "vegetable" contest was
won by. first, Mrs. D. Walker; consolation. Mrs. R. Bow ran. Contest
given by Miss Searle was won by. first.
Mrs. J. Pollock; consolation, Mrs. D.
Renwick. All present thoroughly en-
Joyed themselves.
Mr. and Mrs, Harry Glover motored
to Victoria on Wednesday where they
will spend the next few days with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Glover and daughter are visiting Mr. and Mrs, D. Campbell at Nanaimo.
course. This will insure good golf all
summer as the greens are now in first
class shape and can be kept so.
Membership in the club is growing,
particularly amongst the fair sex. who
are now taking great interest in the
game. Every evening several of the
ladles may be seen on the fairways and
some good Is iy players are developing.
Famous last words: "I believe that's
his left headlight burning."
Among the book3 with unhappy end-
Ings are check books.
I ov;; hair, says a woman's Pife
note, will come back slowly. If at all.
nobbed young ladies who are trying
to grow it already knew that.
It ir pleasant to think of the Garden
of. Ed sn, without taxes, reformers,
working hours or relatives.
  It does absolutely no good to try to
About  the only thing a man can guess :i woman's age.   No man would
achieve  without  some Inspiration  is have the courage to toll the truth if
whiskers. he wert. certain of it.
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Ii. C. Eggs Leave
For "Over Home"
Parksville. May 22,—Five thousand
cases of B. C, eggs left Vancouver this
week on board the S.S. "Parthenla"
bound for the Old Country via the
Panama Canal. The eggs were collected from producers in the Fraser
Valley and Vancouver Island by the
Vancouver Milling and Grain Co.
Mr. John Cowan, general manager
of the milling concern has left for
England with a view of further developing ihe market for British Co-
Mr. Hamilton, Inspector of the Can-
ian Bank of Commerce, of Victoria,
was here on business on Tuesday.
Mr. G. Brown went to Nanaimo on
Saturday, Miss Lawrence of the Nanaimo branch of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, relieving.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rushton returned home on Sunday after spending a
few days on the Mainland.
Mrs. R. Rushton is ipondlng some
time with her daughter, Mrs. Young,
Vancouver West.
Mrs. H. K. Harrison attended the
Women's Institute Conference lust
week and reports a very interesting
session, particulars of which will be
published in a later issue.
Choir Wins Challenge Shield
The Upper Island Musical Festival
drew a record attendance on the second day, Friday, May 18th. Parksvl le
School Choir. Mr. Ivor Parfltt, Conductor, won the Beagles Challen?e
Among those who went to the Musical Festival at Nanaimo on Frid iy
were: Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Albert Hint,
Mrs. Baifoot, Mrs. McNeil, Mrs. V.
McNeil, Mrs. Abernethy, Mr. Brl e,
Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Hickey. Mrs. Wllcix,
Mr. and Mrs. Parfltt, Mrs. Klngsl y,
Mrs. H. K. Harrison. Mrs. Berna.-d
and Mrs. and Miss Roberts.
Wild strawberries arc now ripen! lg
ln this district, a few of this delicious
fruit having been picked here on Sin-
day last.
lumbia eggs.
500 cases of the above shipment
were sent from the local branch of the
Vancouver Milling Co.
Quality Meats
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Our Stock of Cold Meats, ideal for the Hot Weather,
is always fresh and can be relied upon    absolutely.
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Finals Reached
in Mutrie Cup'
The finals in the Mutrie Cup competition at the Courtenay Golf Course
were reached on Sunday, the finalists
being R. J. Pilberg nnd J. E. Aston.
Filberg beat T. R. S. Graham by turning ln a good score and Aston beat
Waliie Gage 87-93. Filberg and Aston
will play off next week-end. the final
game being 36 holes.
It will be welcome news to the golfers that tho club will have water to ,
the greens very shortly now. Pipe has
arrived, which will be laid to the course ]
from a large tank which has been J
constructed at a spring on the Turn- j
bull place, giving a gravity flow to the j
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"The Enemy"
(Continued from Page Two)
lt from the jar on the bookcase and
said as he passed Carl: —
"Good boy!"
All his deep silent approval, all his
belief in his friend were ln the slmi>le
almost childish words. Carl's eyes
followed him across the room and
went beyond him—beyond the door
through which Paull had disappeared.
In the little silence that followed on
Bruce's brief verdict they could hear
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On terms. $3.00
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I Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
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her voice in the kitchen, her laughter.
Once she came swiftly into the dining
room and as swiftly passed out of
sight again.
Pauli and Bruce—his best friends-
he loved them—as friends.
No, not Pauli. He loved her as a
man lovos the one woman. He was
dependent on her—dependent on her
aa a child upon its mother. She was
necessary to him in a thousand unaccounted ways. Sometimes he forgot
how necessary . Sometimes he even
forgot how much he loved her. Yet
it always was there, lt was like a living light in the secret shrine of his
soul. Liut he had nothing to offer her
save that unspoken sometimes disregarded love and the unsuccessful work
I of his brain3 and hands—the work that
! was the expression of a different love,
self-nourished, a love that must always be Pauli's rival.
He thought ot Bruce. Four years
now . . . and their coradeshlp was
fixed and firm; it had grown slowly
but lustily; it was a companionship
of dissimilarities, of personalities as
widely diffrenet as sunlight and star-
shine. There wasn't a finer man in
the world than Bruce, honest and
elear e..ed. generous and tolerant. And
Bruce had lived four years ln the same
house with Paull Arndt, had seen her
every day, had received the gifts of
her friendship and sweetness. Bruce
had eyes in his head ears to hear and
a heart to understand and—
Carl spoke, quickly, without premeditation.   He asked:—
"Bruce, do you love Paull?"
Bruce turned the pipe in his hand.
The slow color burned up to liis cheek
bopes, the eyes that met Carl's so
frankly and fully were without evasion.   He answered—
Carl's heart sank. He put out a hand
as though for a moment be groped in
a devasting darkness. He'd known, of
course. What man could be near her
und not love her? And Bruce was
worthy—worthy. Carl knew. He
asked with a terrible effort, tbe words
cutting their way to the surface like
so many little suicidal swords.
"Why don't you—ask her to marry
As ihe waited for the answer he
thought .... it would be the best
Ihing that could happen . . . Bruce
and Pauli—they'd let me go on being
their 'friend, sharing their hapiness
not entirely cast out.
But his heart said. "No, no! Not
Bruce answered succintly.
"I did."
He came nearer Carl, stood before
him, nursing the brown polished bowl
of the unlit pipe ln his palm, and added slowly:—
"When I first came here—that long
ago—It didn't take me long to know
—tho one woman—you understand.
But that was before 1 knew you loved
her, Carl; perhaps even," he ended
with a half laugh, "before you quite
knew yourself."
Carl asked, his voice taught:—
"She said—what did she say,
"She said, Bruce told him gravely,
"that from the time you were children
together, playing, making a pretended
home out of a great wooden box, that
she had thought of nothing but—some
day—a real home—with you."
Carl got to his feet. He asked, his
voice roughened:—
"Paull—said that?"
"Yes quite simply, She was sorry for me, I think. She liked me. She
likes me now—and Ih still sorry for
me when she has time to give me a
thought. But that's all there is t0 It,
Carl. She likes me, she's sorry for
me,   Just that."
"Why have you told me?" Carl sal.I,
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staring ut his friend. "Me—when you
love her?'
"That's why," Bruce answered him,
because I love her."
They stood there In the homely comfortable little room which had given
so much to them both. Stood there
within the sound of her beloved voice
'tlie two men who loved her, one of
whom she loved. And It was that one
who cried out passionately:—
"Bruce .... I'm no good, I tell
you. No good ... I'm not worth the
tips of her dear fingers .... I'm
thinking always of myself. Myself
first  .... ami  my work  . . . while
you there's no one like you,
Bruce .... Father's right. . . I'll die
a child . . . .always groping and wanting and crying for the moon—a child!'
Bruce's heart said to him, pitifully—
"And Paull was born a mother."
"I can't ask her to wait," Carl argued. "Walt and hope and grow old—
I won't have her in a dingy room ,ln
a shabby street .... doing the washing .... losing all her bright gay-
ety . . . choking with dead laughter
. . . Bruce. . . . it's come to
tills hasn't It. . . It's my work—
my work, I tell you—or—Pauli!"
Bruee looked at him a little. He
thought. . . you sensitive cowardly, lovable lttle fool . . . burning
up with it all—uncertain unsatisfied
. . . and thought again . . If 1
had his chance . . . but said aloud
without any hint of condemnation: —
"Which  wins?"
Carl's arms fell lax to his side. He
said .very simply and with great, enchanted longing: —
"I love—Paull."
"I know.   .   .   ." said Bruce.
"And I need her!"
" Iknow Bruce told him again, und
again his heart spoke silently to him
. . . yes. that's it . . you need
her.   .   .   God. don't I need her too?
.   .   .   But she'd never look at me
... I seem—strong, I suppose.
. . . She'll ha veto stoop where she
loves   ...   to lift up—to protect"-
"I caa.t give up my work," said Carl
"I can't . . . ,1'm not that kind of
a coward . . . it's part of me. The
best part. What would I be without
it? Nothing—an empty shell—but oh!
. ... my little Pauli—my little
Paull"   .   .
His heart was naked In the words.
Bruce put up a hand unconsciously Da
if to defend himself from that BSPfitilt
upon his emotion, that hammering at
the door of his most sacred reserves.
He said. "Carl, ask her—tonight!"
To  Bo Continued
British  Photoplay Said to
Greatest of Kind Ever
"Tlie Battles of the Coronel and
Falkland Islands," to he presented at
the Ilo-Ilo soon is the greatest naval
picture produced In any country. But
it is something more. Not only is it
a pictorial re-enactment of the most
stirring dramatic naval engagements
of modem times, but a national effort
to put on record a national achievement in the national interest,
It Is one thing to reconstruct land
battles where the actors are men and
women, but quite another thing In
a naval action where the stage is the
sea ,nnd the real actors are ships if
war. The naval stations al Malta,
Portsmouth .Weymouth and Dovonport
have beon visited and many hundreds
of mlleH of sea have been traversed to
secure pictures of ini-ldenls recorded
in tho film.
No fewer thai) 85 ships have been
used, from the mighty super-dreadnought "Barham" down to the humblest dockyard tuff, ('minting the
crews of those and the hands at the
different dockyards, [between 88,000
and 40,000 men have been concerned
in the mnking of the picture, Over
4,000 were actually employed hy the
producers. On one occasion 40u dockyard "malles" were on tlie company's
payroll for working all night at the
Portsmouth dockyard to permit night
scenes to be photographed. In the
morning one was overheard to ask
another what was the name of the
film. "Sons of Toll,' I should think.
Mate," >was the quick reply.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
!_?-    PROMPT ATTENTION     "_a
of all descriptions
David Hunden, Junr.
B.C. Electric
Deal Nears
Events are moving rapidly and
smoothly towards the final consuma-
tion of the deal hy which the Brltah
Columbia Electric Hallway Compauy
passes to the control of Canadian In-
tresis and out of the hands of the
British proprietors, who have seen
their Company grow into one of the
finest public utility corporations on
the continent. The scene of activities has now shifted from Loudon to
Canada, and an early ottering of securities representing the reconstructed Company, which will be of particular interest to the people of British Columbia, is anticipated.
Mr. George Kidd, the president of
the company, Is in Montreal conferring with the Canadian interests who
will In future be prominently identified with the affairs of the Company.
Mr. Ki Id under whose able management the Company lias made such
rapid strides, Is enthusiastic regarding the prospects of the future of
Vancouver, Victoria and other terri
tories which the Company serves In a
variety of ways, and his long association with the Company Is the basis of
an interesting story in regard to the
operations of the British Columbia
Electric Railway Company, and how
it hus grown with the progress of the
Province and the increases in its population.
In leading financial circles in Montreal the forthcoming finuueing is regarded as among the most important
and interesting of recent years. One
happy result will be to make the East
better acquainted with tbe possibilities of the City of Vancouver, which '*,
rapidly assuming major importance as
a port. The richness of the surrounding country In forests, fisheries, minerals and agriculture Is already known
to many Eastern Investors, but the
British Columbia Electric deal Is a
major business operation which has
attracted International attention to
Vancouver and British Columbia. It
is confidently anticipated that a participation in the ownership of this
outstanding public utility will prove
a valuable asset to all concerned.
Salad Dressing;
A very tasty salad dressing that
will be found most appropriate now
that we are on the eve of the fresh I
vegetable season is the following:
SI. Charles Cooked Salmi Dressing
1Vj cups Borden's St. Charles Milk
V&cup water
1/8 cup vinegar (hot)
1 teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
Dash of Cayenne
:'. tablespoons butler
- egg yolks
Dilute milk with water and bring
to scalding point in a double boiler
Thoroughly mix dry ingredients. Add
egg yolks. Blend gradually with dry
carefully by passing a strainer through
ingredients. Pour hot milk slowly
over the mixture, stirring constantly.
Return to double holler, add butter,,
cook until thickened. Pour In heated
vinegar gradually, strain and cool.
Burns* Cronies' Held Last
YYliM Drive and Dunce.
The Cumberland Burns' Cronies held
the last of their fortnightly whist
drives and dances last Saturday evening in the G.W.V.A. Hall. Fifteen tables of whist were In play. The prize
winners being Mrs. F. Slaughter, ladies' first, Mrs. Bobba, second, Mrs.
S. Robertson, third, Mr. Rogers, gent's
first, Mr. Colllngs second, and Mr.
Irving Morgan, third. Following refreshments dancing was carried on
until midnight to music hy tho Byng
Boys' Orchestra.
J Hcadquirten
Kites      ;
tteiionitilc J
,::. Hotel
Room g Steam Heated
By W.  E. Guy
We  buy  a  dally  paper  and  bunt   il
through for news.
But mostly get it dished up like mulligan and stews.
We hunt it through Tor wisdom and
what the pages tell.
But what we get are murders and little
bits of hell.
There's lots of mushy stories, scandal
and bits of crime,
Then we get a little comic and It costs
a bloomln dime.
Now if I could run tlie paper I'd make
up lots of stuff.
I'd feed em up with  pastry and  lots
of army duff,
I'd make the folks thai read It know
what it's all about,
I'd  round up all the hobos and  fill
them up with stout,
I'd round up all tbe parsons that blow
froth off the brim,
I'd fill them up with whisky till they
felt like "Uncle Him."
I'd  gather all  the  lawyers  and  the
wicked cops as well,
I'd tie them all together and pack them
off to holl.
I'd have a  little  parlor whore every
one sold drinks,
I'd undo all the tangles and straighten
out the kinks,
I'd wipe out nil the statutes nnd banish all the Inws,
And plead Willi good St. Peter, won't
you help us do the chores?
And If I ran the paper thcre'd never
be no frost,
There'd never be no winter no crops
would 'ere lie lost,
Wed have a land of sunshine with lots
of time to play,
There'd never be no work to do but
still we'd get our pay.
And now about the ladles they always
would be young,
They always  would  be pretty they'd
all have lots of fun.
But folks 'taint I what runs the paper
'taint I what brings the cold.
'Taint I what kills the roses nor makes
the folks grow old,
But the guys what runs the paper.
A little boy from Cumberland bap-1
pened to see a colored lady the other
day on Dunsmuir Avenue whilst he
was walking up the street with his
"Why does that woman black her
face?" he asked dad.
"That's her natural color," Bald the
boy's father.
"Is she black like that all over?"
"Yes" replied dad.
"Gee, dad," said the lad, admiringly
"you know everything, don't you."
In every aorta of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES J NfBnt calls: 134X Courtenay
I Offlca: 159 Cumberland.
You get VALUE at
Matt. Brown's
Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb, r>r>c, 60c and 85t?
Whole Wheat Pig Bars, l lb boxes, 80c; 2 for.... 55«?
Dixie Sandwich Biscuits, 1 lb boxes, 30c; 2 for .... 55<*
Choice Hulk Tea, per lb  60c; 2 lb for  $1.15
2i... lb tins Budweiser Malt, per tin 95<>
1 tube Shaving Cream  35c, 1 bottle     QC«
Aqua Velva Given Free OOC
2 sizes Pat Scrubs and Scrub Brushes, 2 for .
Bread  Knives, each  	
Egg Beaters, double, each 	
Victory Electric Irons, guaranteed, each 	
Enamel Wash Boards, each	
Glass Wash Boards, each 	
Medium Galvanized Pails, 35c; 3 for	
Medium Galvanized Tubs, each 	
Copper Boilers, each 	
Thermos Bottle, pints .... 85c, and Thermos
Kit,  $1.00, the 2 for	
Pipes from, 25c, 50c, 75c and
One Old Pal Briar Pipe,  50c, and one       KA/»
Large Packet of Tobacco, 20c, the 2 forOUC PAGE SIX
FRIDAY, MAY 25TH, 1928
:raaessaEffl3Sse«seB3HSaH£asa=s=i='^r.^^ I
Warm Weather
Men's  Naincheck Comblmitloua, But-
tonleas, good value (PI   AA
per  suit     iDl«UU
Hatchways, no button, Combinations
Eor men, all Blzas, 34 to
46, prlco
Now Stock of Bathing Suits, one of the
best   assortments   we   have   ever
stocked,   especially   in   chili!reus
Boys and Girls Penman's line
;ill wool, some really snappy
garments    arc    shown    In
our  windows at  present.
Girls'  Print  DreSBes In size.- Erom 8
to   M   made  ol o   nice  duality  ot
print,  all ona price        (1*1   |TA
Ladles' Dresses made in several styles
;:V;:,r,;;:r,,,v "'■"  $2.50
Kiddles   Black   Sateen   Rompers   are
suitable for the little Tots for
romping about
i5aaosSBj-s5ssa55oac«iiaiir-i ^raaraas
of the
Canadian Medical Association
President George Kidd of the B.C.
Electric is now in the East, and it
was upon receipt ot a telegram front
him that Mr. Murrin issued the following statement.
"Through the deposit of sufficient
stock by English holders of the British Columbia company, the control of
this company now rests with a strong I
Canadian group. The gentlemen com-j
posing this group are widely experl- j
enced in the operation and financing'
of Canadian public utilities, and it is
confidently expected that their introduction into the affairs of the company will prove a powerful factor in
pronioiiug Industrial growth and generally extending this company's us"-
t'tlllness to the communities It serves.
"The present executive will be re-
t.iinetl to conduct the active operations
of the company and Ihe general policy}
oi the previous owners will be con-
tlnued. il"' Interests of Vancouver
and Victoria tind surrounding municipalities will be safeguarded by five
British Columbians on Ihe directorate.!
These will include Mr. George Kidd.
president: Mr. II. W. Murrin. vlce-l
president; Mr. A. T. Coward. vlce-|
president, Sir Frank Barnard and Mr.'
W. .1. lllake Wilson. j
•The new group will be represented cm the board by Sir Herbert Holt, I
Mr, A. J. Nesbitt, Mr. J. H. Gundy and!
such other directors as may be later
Cumberland Personals
The Church Council to Holy Trinity
Church met on Tuesday evening at
the vicarage.
Mr .and Mrs. H. Keeler and family
motored to Victoria on Saturday last
to spend a few days in that city.
• •    *
Mrs. L. Thomas left on Wednesday
for Nanaimo en route to Vancouver
where she is spending a few days.
* •    •
The Senior Girls" Gymnasium Club
disbanded for the summer months last
Monday evening. For the last month
the girls have not been attending as
well as formerly but it is hoped that
a club will he again formed early in
the fall.
* •   »
Lieut-Col. Charles W. Villlers. General .Manager of the Canadian Collieries (D) Limited arrived Friday (today)
from Victoria,
• *    •
Mr. A. N. Mortimer was a visitor to
Cumberland this week.
■       •       •
Mr. 1*. Mitchell is visiting his mother for a few days.
The many friends of Mrs. Dan Ban-
erman will be pleased to learn that
she is progressing favorably after =i
recent operation at the Vancouver
General Hospital. She is expected to
return home this week end. <■
m * •
Mrs. J. Hannay. who is a patient at
the Cumberland General Hospital was
surprised Tuesday of this week when
she received a Burprize visit from her
brother. Mr. J. Lowery. Mr. Lowery
happened to be in Vancouver and as
he had not seen Mb sister for twenty-
three years made a trip to Cumberland.    He left the city on Thursday.
• •   •
Mrs. A. X. Mortimer and infant son
returned home from the Cumberland
General Hospitnl on Wednesday of
this  week.
Mrs. Caleb Dando. Jr., returned
home from the Cumberland General
Hospital on  Wednesday.
• •   •
The tennis club ten was held Wednesday afternoon, nt the home of Mr*.
Hicks, given by Mrs. Hicks and Miss
Janet Graham. j
An up-to-date bus will leave the.
Cumberland Hotel every Sunday morn-
Ing at 1*1 o'clock tor Royston BeacV
and at 10:45 for Puntledge Lake.'
Make your reservations early.
The Girls' Talent Club met at the, Mf ^ ^ ^ par(m Mr ^
vicarage .... Monday evening of this | ^ Kmn ^ Qnd ^ Jmn pa._
week. Fitly dollars was donated to, fll( ^ (,augnter Mr „„„ Mfg pro.
the Church Council to go towards tho, ^ am] ^^ motorcd up .^
furnace fund. It was arranged that | vtt.torill last WM„ „„„ an„ were t,
the girls have a picnic at Royston on|gUMt8 of J)r and Mra Fred HorwooJ j
of Minto.    While in tbe district the'
party also visited MrB. Sydney Hor-
months. woad
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Singapore Pineapple, 7 tins for   $1.00
Quaker Peaches, 2 Vis, 8 tins for  $1.00
Royal City Pork & Beans, 7 tins for  $1.00
Heinz Tomato       OKp    Loganberries, 2s     QKp
Soup, 2 tins for ."Wv       4 tins for  OOl>
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Wednesday, .Mine 6th, to close the activities ot the club for the Suimm
Question concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association. 184 College Street,
Toronto, will he answered, Questions as to diagnosis and treatment will not be answered.
Prevention of Heart Disease
In Canada, during the year 1020.
over 11,000 persons died oE heart disease, the total deaths from all causes
being approximately 107,000.
Heart disease which kills In adult
life is, in a large percentage of cases,
due to conditions which occurred ln
childhood. The prevention of heart
disease therefore, in adult life; In
many cases depends uopn the proper
care of the growing child.
Heart diseuse seems to be associated with tho type of infection we Mil
rheumatic. We do not know a great
deal about this rheumatic infection
but we know something of real value
in the prevention of its serious results
Growing pains in children should {
be considered as evidence of a rheum-,
otic infection. They frequently pre-1
cede definite attacks of rheumatism, j
chorea   (St.  Vitus' Dance)   and  heart
Sore throat or diseased tonsils without Boreness of the throat are evidence
of a possible centre or focus of the
rheumatic infection.
Chorea is a rheumatic infection. At
first il may be something more than
a restlessness or flgetlnesa, the jerky
movemonts coming later.
All such cases should be placed
under Ihe family physician for treat-1
ment if heart disease is (o be prevented.
All those who have damaged hearta
do not die of heart disease. If proper
care be taken, they usually live a long
time mid die of some other malady.
It i those persons who will not. or
who practically cannot take proper
care who grow  progressively  worse.
A Scotchman found it necessary to j
notify 'ii-- wife that be might not bej
home that evening, in which case he
would phone her. This is what he
told her:
"I'll ring you at B o'clock. When!
you hear Uhe bell, you'll know it's me. j
Don', answer it. and I'll get my nickel
also a full line of
High Grade Chocolates
A. Henderson's
.Miss K. Richardson, of Maryport
Avenue takes this opportunity of
thanking her numerous patrons for
their patronage in the past and takes
this opportunity of notifying one and
all that after May 26th her halrdress-
ing establishment will be closed.
What a treat
What a treat
"Sorrel! and Son" at the
Ilo-Ilo This Week End
"Sorrel and Son" has been acclaimed everywhere it has been shown as
one of tho finest, if not the very finest
pictures produced during the past live
years. The long-awaited screen-version of that novel of father son devotion by Warwclk Deeping which has
been read by hundreds of thousands
of readers throughout th- world comes
to the Ilo-Ilo this week end.
Looked Over Site
For New Bridge
Campbell River, May 23.—Messrs. A.
G. Oarruthers, Chief Bridge Inspcitor
of the Department of Public Wo.'ks,
accompanied by Mr. H. S. Jordan, civil
engineer, and Mr. W. Greenlees. of
Vancouver, contractor for the new
bridge to be built across Campiell
River, were guests at the Willows ! lo-
tel on Monday. They looked over the
site where the bridge Is to cross the
river and left for their homes on Tuesday morning's stage. Completed, :hc
bridge will give direct communicai ion
with Mcnzics Bay after the road to
that point has been completed. Appropriation, it is understood, has b.'en
made for the work to be finished his
year. At present most of the tn vel
to the logging camps at Menzles :iay
is by motor boat.
Comox Jersey Ice Cream
in brick or bulk
The sweet, cooling, tasty COMOX JERSEY ICE
CREAM is the must delightful of desserts. For every
occasion—parties, dinners, banquets, lawn parties,
picnics OI' as a cooler before bed-time, you'll wan!
Obtainable at your favorite vendors
A   PEMSONAUA conducted ski end land trip
« n rr p      IX ''"',J',"! elovcn 'lolla,,■■, " 'lay—ovorylhlns
—N O T E—
Special Train
July 2l)rd
PEHSONAUA conducted ski nnd land trip
tor Jn-i elovcn ilollarn n day—cvoryllilnn
udod no 'Alius. Ton day« of glorious
ravel through tho CmuuIIiui llocklos ind down
Jrou*' ';'" " ' '' l>leuiif«i|iio Islands nnd
1,1 ':< '■' Hi" ' lo 'Viast. A thousand vistas n
"">'. and  - a dirrei ni   iwo days ol  the
.vorld-fnraous .Inspor Pork-long motor rides
oaoh 'i iy, an i [hi n over two days -il son—there's
un trip like ii ror scenlo versatility nnd varlcls
of cntorlolnmonl. A 1150 roll trip In daylight and
a ."-i mile coasl cruise ror sim, everything I"-
eluded.   Special train Iravs Vancouver, July
Make Reservations Now.
l:il. Yi. lUrklf. Agent, t'nmherlnnd
r wrlto C. F.Earle, district passenger
agont, Victoria. B.C.
Lumber & Shingles
at mill prices
Delivered Anywhere.
Phone 183
enced Stenographer nnd General Of
fire help, Apply Hox II, Islander
Office, stallDg qualifications und
wages expeoted.
Mrs. Robert Strachan arrived in
Cumberland Tuesday to spend a short
vacation with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Mounce.
•   *   •
Mr. W. Jackson won the Gold Medal
in the solo cornet, open event at Nanaimo Musical Festival on Friday last.
•   ■   ■
Mr. T. I). McLean, Cumberland's old
anil respected Jeweller has just received word of the death of his brother G. A. McLean aged ninety years, at
his residence in Toronto, the deceased
genjleman suffered a st roke from
which he never rallied.
Then Do Three Thousand Miles
Across Continent
Victoria, B.C., May 24.—After travelling 6,000 miles by sen and land from
England, five pairs of Dutch frill canaries are now settling down to their
new life in the famous tluchnrt Gardens of Victoria. The little immigrants made the non-stop flight
across the Atlantic without using
their wings and journeyed from Quebec to Victoria by the Canadian National Railways. They were the special care of the express department of
the system from the time they leit
England. The canaries, which were
part of ;i total shipment of 60 birds-
Including Yorkshire, Norwich, and
Border canaries, goldfinches and bullfinches—were the first of their specie*
ever imported to Canada. Dutch frills
have long been distinguished as the
favorites of the Royal Princess of Japan.
Are You     Q
Entertaining *
Mrs. Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clark, take this opportunity of
thanking all their friends who rendered assistance it a dark hour. Thanks
ire also extended to friends for loan
of cars, and for flowers received on
tbe occasion of the passing of a beloved daughter and grand daughter.
In first class condition. A snap for
(luic'.t sale.   For further particulars
apply P. O. Box 336 or at the Island- *
er Office.
Why he didn't bear.
A Londoner had had a man from
Aberdeen as his guest for a fortnight, and had done him exceedingly
As the hoBt was bidding his, guest
farewell nt King's Cross Station, the
latter, as he mumbled his thanks, said
something vague about sending a fowl.
However, days, weeks, and months
passed without any Bign of the present
from Aberdeen, until at length the
time arrived when the Scotchman returned to London to pay his friend
another visit.
As they were shaking hands the
Londoner said frankly. "By the way,
I never heard any more of the fowl
you were going to send me."
"Goodness gracious!" said his guest
penitently. "Did Ino1 tell ye? It got
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Agent ln Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay al a all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows to.- hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bidwell Street, and
Cour:enay, B.C.
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Cream
Sponge, Golden Brown Dough-!
nuts, Girdle Scones, Meat Pies.j
A Mosquito Control Campaign
Communities that Huft'er from Infestation of the mosquito at the open- j
ing of the Bummer months may large-J
ly overcome the difficulty hy carry-!
lug out n general campaign of control.
The entomological Branch of the Dc-j
pnrtraent of Agriculture at Ottawa
has been working on this problem for
several years and lias taken an active
part in campaigns that have brought
relief from the pest which for many
years appeared In troublesome numbers. In a new circular on the subject. Number 62 of Department of
Agriculture at Ottawa, lt is recommended that public spirited individuals who wish to control a local mosquito pest, should form a committee
and endeavor to arouse public interest in tho project through the press
by lectures, and In other ways. This
appears to be necessary in order to
secure the co-operatloa of the public
and the needed fillunlnl assistance.
The next step is to locate the mosquito
breeding areas which generally consist of temporary or semi permanent
pools of stagnant water. Pools that
are suspected should be examined
the water collecting the larvae, which
when present arc easily visible when
placed In a white vessel containing
water. Having discovered tlie breed
Ing places the next step is lo apply
oil lo tho pools. This naturally
spreads Itself In a line mm over tho
entire surface destroying the larva.'
The circular, which Is obtainable from
the Publications Branch of the Department, gives explicit Instructions for
doing this work.
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. G.
1 shall, on MONDAY. Ihe 21st clny ol
May. IMS, M the Imur of ten o'clock
In the forenoon, nt the Courl-house In
the City of Cumberland, hold n sitting
of the Court of Revision for the purpose of revising the list of voters for
the said electoral district, and of hearing and determining any and all objections to the retention of any name
on the said list, or to the registration
as a voter of any applicant for registration', and for tho other purposes set
forth In the "Provincial Elections
Dated at Cumberland, B.C., this 5th
day of April, 1S28.
16-16, 19-!!0    Registrar ot Voters,
Coraoi  Electoral   District.
C&aioayeeettonofaGum'Dtpptd The etwetn$
one en, I untwhttd tnlo IS .,', .i.i J.,, liny fibre
of eeiry itrand te ttuutaled ullh rubbrr.
Why Gum-Dipping
I: creases Tire Life
A tire in use is being constat! Iy bent backwards and
forwards by road action. Such
movement geru;rate3 friction
and heat that has a deteriorating effect unless ihe tire is built
to withstand it
In the carcass of a Gum-
Dipped tire there is less friction
to generate heat because Gum-
Dipping puts a coatint; of new
live rubber around each separate cord that keeps it from rubbing against the cords that lie
next to it. It stays cooler and
therefore lasts longer.
Your local Firestone Deafer wilt
gladly adoise you on your ttrt
problems.   See htm today.
Hamilton, Ontario
Pirett we Bulldi the Only Gum-Dipped Tires
Local Dealers
A scratch could
put 24,000
telephones out
of order
Yon are in the Imseolent nf
Ollr Inntest exchange. Thnt
li'lich creature there Is II motor generator, cliarglng tbe
lib 'tenure butteries. Inside
tho teneiiilur n copper cylinder, known ns n "coiumnta-
lor'. Is whirling.
If Unit rnnininlutor were to
he scratched sllirhlly, within"
1.1 minutes every one of the
24,000 telephones serTed
from Mils huiuiinu- would he
useloil hrniuse of the iioIhc
Hut miilnteiiunce men,
wulrhrng illllircitly orer this
and nil the other coninllcuted
equipment, detect the scratch
Wore damage Is done.
"ditch trouble before I'
hnppens." That to the slogan
throughout our system.


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