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CUMBERLAND.  BRITISH COLUMBIA    FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 1930
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:   TWO  DOLLARS  PER  ANNUM
Members of Arbitration Board
Inspects Light Co.'s Assets
Evidence for the City Submitted at Meeting Held in Cumberland
Saturday Last
The board of arbitration ln the work of reference in which decisions
Cumberland electric light plant sale' of arbitration boards accepted by
sat at the city hall in Cumberland courts were listed showing that
Saturday morning. j depreciations   about   equal   to   those
The board comprises A. D. Creer for proposed by Mr. Mulrhead had been
the city, Prank Sawford for the light established and accepted. Mr. Stacey
company, and Hugh B. Muckleston,i again stated that many of the lines
umpire. | had to be kept permanently ln good
J. W. de B. Farris represents the el- repair by the colliery firm and there
ectrlc light company as counsel, and j was no depreciation actually occur-
the interests of tho city are watched: Ing. Even where copper wires lost
by F. A. McDiarmid. Mayor Maxwell! their Insulating material the govern-
watches the city's interests closely and ment inspectors did not order replaco-
attends all sessions of the board.        j ment and the value of the copper re-
On Saturday morning the flrst part: mained the same and its life war, in-
of the hearing was taken up with the deflnlte.
adjustment of various minor matters | Mr. McDiarmid told the board that
such as the filing of amended reports he would produce at the next meeting
of the assets of the light company in In Vancouver experts of thc British
the way of poles, street lights and Columbia Telephone Company who
transformers in various parts of the would testify as to the actual depre-
system. A list of consumers and state- elation of pole lines,
ments of revenue in some of the dis- The session adjourned at noon to
trlcts. served were put in as exhibits meet again on a date not set in Van-
by Mrs. Clinton for tho vending com- couver.   The legal gentlemen dispers
ed and the members of the board
spent the afternoon in personal inspection of the physical assets of the
light plant.
Retiring Members
Of Council Are
Re-Elected
Mr. John J. Wier Unsuccessful
—Mayor Maxwell Unopposed
—School Trustees Same as
Last Year.
"All quiet on the western front,"
could be changed to "all quiet at the
City Hall," on eleetion day. Perhaps it was on account of the extremely cold day. It was the coldest
day of the winter so far and very
few people appeared to bother about
voting or anything else. Promptly
at 8:15 the results of the voting for
aldermen were announced as follows:
C. J. Parnham  81
T. H. Mumford   74
D. Bannerman    73
John J. Wier   55
The full personnel of thc council
for 1930 will be: Mayor, Alex Maxwell; Aldermen, C. J. Parnham, T.
IT. Mumford, J. Ledingham, W. Henderson, J. Williams, D. Bannerman.
Many thought that Mr, John J.
Wier would be successful at the polls
but probably on account of last
year's council being in the midst of
Important negotiations, the ratepayers evidently thought that a change
would not be advisable.
School '■Truitaes Same
Ai Last Year.
There was no contest for school
trustees, the two retiring members,
Mrs. Partridge and Mr. A. MacKinnon being returned unopposed. The
full board of trustees is Mrs. M.
MacNaughton, Mrs. F. Baird, Mrs
F. Partridge, Mr. W. Henderson and
Mr. A. MacKinnon.
pany.
Contract Discussed
There was considerable discussion
between the lawyers as to whether the
contract of the light company with
Canadian Collieries Limited provided
for the protection ot the light company
in those areas where the polo and wire
services were constructed as in Chinatown entirely on colliery property owing to there being no legal roads. The
effect of this would be to prevent title
to the lines being established by the
light company. Mr. Farris held that
the contract provided for this protection. Mr. McDiarmid stated that
he mentioned this matter at the tlnie
so that he could bring it up later If ht
were not satisfied that tins proiBObiuii
existed.
It was established that the contract
with tlie colliery company was effective until 1052, about the same time
that the franchise of the light company would expire. Mrs. Clinton was
asked to have prepared for the board
statements of connections and revenue
in certain other areas. Mr. Creer asked whether Mr. Farris wished to claim
a value for the contract with Canadian Collieries, to which Mr. Farris replied that it was Ins intention to claim
an actual value in the possession by
the light company of this contract.
Discrepancies   Explained
Frank Porter, auditor for the light
company, made explanations of certain items of the financial statements
of the light company. An apparent
discrepancy was explained as being
due to the payment of wages to certain staff without productive return
In that these people, were retained at
certain salaries for necessary work,
but at some times were not actually
working, yet must be paid.
The chief subject of discussion at
the meeting, a matter which will be
further discussed at another meeting
ln Vancouver, was a fair allowance
for depreciation.
A statement prepared by Mr. Mulrhead for the city of Cumberland made
allowances for depreciation on various
Items of equipment for light distribution based on estimated life of various
factors. Poles, wires, cross arms,
transformers, meters and other Items
were depreciated in the statement on
the basis of estimated length of service averaging about 12 years,
Depreciation Debated
Appearing for the light company ts
an expert witness, A. R. Stacey, electrical superintendent for Canadian
Collieries, gave it as his personal opinion based on local experience that this
equipment was good for periods of as
long as twenty-five years. Much of
the equipment had been installed 16
yeats and was ln his opinion good for
as many more. He would go further
and say that in that poles, wires and
other things were replaced some at a
time each year, the life of thc distributing lines might be considered u
indefinite. Meters were inspected b.,
the government each five years, and
these Instruments also would have an
Indefinite life.
Mr. Farris informed the board that
in that each item of thc distribution
system was maintained by replacements of a proportion annually, and
considering that money was taken
Irom thc gross earnings each year to
provide for this work, It would not be
right to charge depreciation against
the system at all, Reducing the valuation constituted a double penalty,
said Mr. Farris. This was an important matter in that the report of Mr.
Mulrhead reduced the valuation of
several items by as much as 70%
Board  paid  to  the Victoria Public
Authority Quoted Library $330 per year, not $600 as
At this point Mr. McDiarmid asked j,a(j *-)cen rc.poi*tcd,
Mr. Stacey whether he would go so; The meeting empowered the secre-
far as to claim that the distribution: tary to write and buy certain books
system actually increased In value |on up-to-date mining methods, which
with the passing of years. No answer j were started by prominent local minto this sally was put in evidence. Mr. jng men to be absolutely the best on ;
McDiarmid then produced a standard tha narkat
Locai Teacher
Desires to Be On   j   The anual~ting of the ;
Exchange List
First Meeting of School Trustees
for Year
The first meeting of the board of
school trustees for 1930 was held in
the school-on Thursday night with
all members present. Mrs. Mac-'
Naughton was again chosen chair-j
man, with A, MacKinnon secretary, i
Dr. MacNaughton medical officer and j
W. McLellan, janitor. ■
Principal Shenstone and Apps ofl ■	
the High School and Public School! We were called into the Post Of-
rcspectively presented the require-1 fice on Wednesday morning by Post-
ments for 1930 as also did Miss D.l master Brown who showed us a stack
Cannon for the home economics de-;0f letters which hnd been posted in
partment. the outside box.    Frankly speaking
Mr. Tilbe of the manual training we were amazed. Someone bad de-
department drew thc attention of the
board to the unsatisfactory conditions under which he was carrying
on the work of the manual training
department, the room being too
small, not properly heated and the
lighting system being very poor. Mr.
Tilbe also drew the board's attention
to the fact that his salary was below
the schedule for manual training
teachers and asked that provision be
made for annual increase.    A com-
NOTICE
The anual meeting of the
subscribers to the Cumberland
General Hospital will be held
on Saturday, January 25th at
7:30 p.m. in the City Hall.
Business; Flection of officers; Revision of bylaws and
the receiving of the reports of
the president, secretary and
treasurer.
A. J. TAVLOR, Pres.
A Mean Trick
liberatcly stuffed snow into the letter
box during Tuesday night with the
result that a number of letters were
absolutely ruined. The post office
staff was busy trying to dry the letters out in an endeavor to de ipher
the addresses, with poor result?. This
stuffing of snow into the letter box
was evidently the result of some unruly youngsters and parents of children should instruct their own boys
and girls not to attempt such a mean
mittee consisting of trustees McKin-i trick.    Your own letter might suffer
non and Henderson was appointed
to look into the matter of accom-
modation for the manual training
department.
Miss Ida McFadyen asked permission to apply to the Education de-
in consequence and in addition it is
a punishable offence and wc a^e led j
to belief that tho proper authorities
intend to keep a sharp lookout for
a repitition of the trick, when pron-l
ecution  will  follow those  cought  in
partment to have her name put on |tlie a°t. Children can bo much better employed at home than roaming
the streets doing dam-ige to property.
Our advice to tho youngsters is to
keep away from the Post Office.
the teachers' exchange list, which
was granted.
Committees for 1930 are: grounds
Trustees Partridge, Baird and MacNaughton; finance: Trustees McKinnon, Baird and Partridge; building:
Trustees McKinnon, Henderson and
Baird.
The estimates were given consideration and will be presented to the
council at an early date.
Logger Found Dead
In Shack at Bloedel
Louis Sorrenson, a member of
Cumberland Moose Lodge
Hangs Himself
Louis Sorrenson, a middle-aged
man and a member of the Cumberland Moose Lodge was found dead
in his shack at Bloedel on Monday
morning. The "bull cook" went to
the cabin on Monday morning about
8 o'clock and saw what he at first
though to be a man standing, proved
on closer inspection to be Sorrenson
hanging by the neck from the rafters with his feet about eighteen
inches from the ground, and quite
dead.
On Monday night, Messrs. J. H.
Robertson (secretary of the Moose
Lodge) and W. Henderson went over
to Courtenay to view the body and
arrange for the funeral which took
place today. The deceased was a
prominent member of the Moose under whose auspices the funeral was
held, Very little is known about the
late Mr. Sorrenson and as far as
could be ascertained his nearest relatives live in Wisconsin.
FEED THE BIRDS
Former Local Man
Appointed As
Mine Inspecter
Mr, I George  O'Brien  Succeeds
Late Mr. J. \V. Jemson
Mr. George O'Brien, a former resident of Cumberland and prominent
mining man was appointed this week
to fill the vacancy caused by tho sudden death of Mr. J. W. Jemson, mine
inspector at Nanaimo. This announcement was made by Hon, W. A.
McKenzie, minister of mines, after
tho meeting of the executive council.
Mr. O'Brien is well known among
those identified with the eoal mining
industry of Brtish Columbia. He
came to the province in the year
1902, and was first employed by the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company ns
fireboss and later as a pit-boss. In
1912 he was made instructor in the
rescue work at the Fernie station
by the Department of Mines, which
place he held until 1916 when he was
made Inspector of Mines for that
district
In August, 1917, Mr. O'Brien resigned and later was appointed mine
manager at No. 4 Mine, Canadian
Collieriec (D) Limited, Cumberland.
Here he was employed until 1920
when the late Mr, W. M. Savage,
then general manager, selected him
for the post of safety engineer for
the Canadian Collieries, his duties
including not only the company's
mines but its railways, wharves and
washeries, etc.
Following tho change of management during 1924, Mr, O'Brien was
selcted for the position of fuel inspector; in 192G was transferred to
the post of mine manager, No. 5 and
No. G, Cumberland; and in 1927
went to Wellington to reopen No. 9
Mine, which place he held until the
close of the mine last year.
There is very little food to be j
Tound about the ground these cold,
days, grubs have bidden the'rsclvcs
away, and a lump of suet, some
'•rumbs or seed as well as n tin of
water will be much appreciated by
the feathered folk. Rapid freezing
will necessitate ch:mgo of water.
Frozen ponds may be a delight to
the skaters but from the birds' point
of view they have 'heir drawbacks.
With the s^o'v thr- <.:• "our Inches
deep here the birds' chances of gathering food are very slim, so while
winter lasts, "don't forget the birds".
J. R Macintyre
Elected Mayor
Spirited  Municipal  Contest   at
Courtenay
Annual Meeting
Of Library Board
Last Year's Officers and Board
Re-elected
The annual meeting of the Cumberland Library Board was held in
the writing room of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Asosciation on
Wednesday night with Mr. A. J. Taylor president in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting read by the
secretary were adopted as read and
a communication from the Provincial
Library Commission received and filed, the secretary being instructed to
furnish the commission with the information asked for.
In the election of officers, after The sympathy of a large cirrle of
a little discussion and it being ascor-| friends will be extended to Mrs. H.
taincd that the retiring officers were' Jackson who received this week thc
willing to stand again, last year's sad news of the death on December
board was re-elected. It speaks vol-, 23rd in Liverpool, England, of her
umes for these men that they will', sister, Mrs.J. Harders. In addition
give of their time to the Library! to her sister here, the deceased lady
Board, year after year, most of! leaves to mourn her passing, her hus-
them having served ever since the bnnd, a prominent merchant of Liv-
Cumberland    Library    Board    was'erpool,  a  young daughter and two
Local radio fans will be interested
to know that Sammy Davis, musician
and former Cumberland youth, now
of Vancouver, is "on the air" every
Wednesday evening with the "Ruseo
Entertainers" from station CXWX.
He is also frequently heard with
Harry Karr nnd "His Rythm Ramblers" over CJOR broadcasting dance
numbers from the Alexandra ballroom. "Sammy" is featured on sou-
snphonc and bass viol.
formed. Officers will be A. J. Tnylor, president; E. IL Devlin, vice-president; T. D. Robertson, secretary;
board members, Rev. E. O. Robathan
J. Vernon-Jones, George E. Apps, W
Whyte nnd Sidney Hunt.
The library was said by the secretary to be in a real good position,
and the arrangements with the Victoria Library entirely satisfactory.
In answer to a query by one of the
board members, the president notified  the  meeting  that  the  Library
sisters in England.
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FIRE WARDENS
ISSUE WARNING
The fire wardens warn all
residents of Cumberland, that
owing to the extremely low
pressure of water at the present time, they be most careful
with fires during the cold snap.
A fire at this time would probably   have   disastrous   results.
in the event of the fire siren
sounding all taps be turned off.
THE FIRE WARDENS
Hospital Auxiliary
Balance Sheet
The Ladies' Hospital auxiliary held
their annual meeting on January 9,
1930, when all officers wero re-elected. The officers arc Mrs. Banks,
president; Mrs. Parkinson, secretary;
Mrs. J. J. Potter, treasurer; Mrs.
Richardson (convenor), Mrs. Charles
Whyte and Mrs. K. Brown, buying
committee.
Balance  Sheet For Year
Balance on hand last annual
meeting  $ 604.41
Dues   22.50
Dance  1G4.45
Garden Party   40.35
Tag Day  2G5.7S
Bank   Interest     11.30
Total    S10 )8.K5
Expenses       434.03
Leaving a balance of  $ 574.82
During the year the auxiliary
furnished curtains, blankets and pillows, for the new ambulance, also
pillow slips, spreads, sheets, night
shirts, dressing gowns, and sli >pers
for men. Tray cloths for patients,
vests, gowns, etc. for babies, linoleum for nurses' dining room and
other necessities.
E. F. Banks, Pros.
Florence Parkinson, Sec.
Life Membership Card In
Bowling Club for W. A. Owen
Board of Management of Literary and Athletic Club Enjoy
Annual Hanquet
At the annual banquet of the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association held at the King George
Hotel on Saturday last, a very pleasing little function took place right
after the banquet was concluded and
the chairman making his remarks.
Pausing for a few moments, Mr.
Taylor the president of the association, who was in the chair and acted
as toastmaster, said he had one of
the most pleasing duties to perform,
He had already told them he snid of
the work of the asociation during the
past year and of the storting of a
bowling club. The bowling club, said
the president, could not have been
accomplished without the aid of the
Canadian Collieries Company who
had been most generous in all mat-
ters. But coupled with the name of
the Colliery Company I want to men-
tion our very good friend, Mr. W.
A. Owen, who lias rendered yeoman
service in the work of organizing
and supervising the work already accomplished at the howling club, Mr.
Owen bad drawn the plans, given an
estimate of the amount of money the
work would cost. He had laboured
consistently to bring about a bowling
j green second to none in the prov-
l ince. The board of management of
the club felt deeply grateful to Mr.
Owen and on their behalf be had
[much pleasure in presenting to him
la life membership ticket in the Cum-
j berland Literary and Athletic As-
[sociation Bowling Club It waa also
Ithe intention of the board nf management to present to Mr. Owen a
j special set of bowls, but as thc o had
In one of the most intense elections held in Courtenay in yeais, cx-
alderman John H. Macintyre was
vesterday elected mayor over Charles
Simms, a former mayor for three
crnsccutivc years, by a majority of
twenty. In the aldermanic contest
Percy Booth headed the poll with A.
B. Ball and II. E. Wallis, both members of the last council, the other
two elected. School trustees elected
wore R. U. Hurford and Mrs. B. L.
Smith. The defeated candidate's for
(he school board, G. If. Pidcock and
John Inglis were both members of
thc last board. Practically all possible votes were polled. The detailed vote was as follows:
For Mayor:
J.   H.   Miicintyre       120
Charles Simms      100
For Aldermen:
Percy Booth   190
A. B. Ball   ISO;
H, E. Wall!.   118
J. A. Hemm   90:
J. W. Lake   41
(first three elected)
For School Trustee:
R. U. Hurford 	
Mrs. B. L. Smith 	
G.  H.   Pidcock   ....'.	
John Inglis 	
(first  two   elected)
State Collieries
Will Start Work
Near Nanaimo
Press Dispatch from Vancouver
Says 1,000 Men Will Be Working Within 60 Days
Press dispatches from Vancouver
under date of January 14 states thai
a large number of men will be working in the West Coast Collieries am1
Pacific Coast Collieries within GO
days. It is a tall order to state that
1000 men will be working tho mine;
within that period, but we give thi
story for what it is worth as it cam<
from the mainland:
"West Coast Collieries and Pacific Coast Collieries on Vancouver Is
land, are about to re-open aa a $10.-
000,000 paid-up corporation under
the name of the Canadian Coal and
Iron Companies, Final negotiation-
in the deals were concluded in Toronto Monday.
"John Sandberg, U. S. capitalisi
and father of the Signal Hill oil development in California, is behind
the project, with Capt. Von Ilubner,
of the Bank of England and the Merchants Bank of Canada, as Canadian
representatives.
Within GO days thc new company
will have 1,000 men working on its
property on Vancouver Island, and
extensive developments are contemplated.
"The West Coast Colliery and the
up in litigation for 14 years. The
Pacific Coast Colliery have been tied
last lime the property wns developed
it paid $2.00 a share on the London
market.
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106
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93
United Church In
Good Position
Review  of  Past   Year's  V/ork
Keveals Much flood Work
Accomplished
Scots To Honor
Robert Burns
Anniversary Supper to He Held
liy Cronies' Club
Cumberland Cronies' Burns' Club
will honor the anniversary of Robert
Burns, the beloved hard, on Friday.,
January 24th in the Monwrlal Hall
when a supper will be held followed]
by a social time. An ambitious pro-'
gramme has heen arranged and it is,
confidently expected that the largest!
attendance ever will lie on hand next1
Friday. The supper will he followed
by a toast list Interspersed with vocal and instrumental artists.
The annual meeting of tho mem
bore of the Cumberland United ■
Church was held on Wednesday eve-'
ning with the Pastor, Rev. J. R, Hew-'
itt presiding. Reports of the various [
units of the Church revealed tho
fact that 1929 was one of the best,
in the history of the Church, much
good work being accomplished.
After the reports had been recciv-
I ed the eleetion for (lie board of man-
J agement resulted in the following
!! being  named:  Messrs.   D.   MacLean,
Residents are also asked that     'Alex.  MacKinnon,  Stanley Mounce,
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Thos.  Bannerman, John  Mann, Alex
Henderson, Charles Nash, Dr. G.  K.
j MacNaughton   and   Dr.   Hicks   and;
: j Mesdames  O.   Richardson,  J,   Lock-
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FIRST AID TO USE
ATHLETIC  HALL
The first aid classes will commence this Sunday at 5:46 p.m.
The classes this year will be
held in the lecture room at tho
Athletic Club instead of in the
First Aid hall. It is thought
this move will he to tho d's-
tinct advantage of thc first nid
association. Make a note of
the opening day, Sunday, January 19th, ut 5:<I5 p.m.
i
Holy Trinity
Vestry Held
Social Time Enjoyed by Many
After Business Meeting
The annual meeting of the parish
loners of Holy Trinity Anglican
Church was held in the Parish Hal!
on Monday night last with a large
number in attendance, The Vicar
the Rev. E. O. Robathan occupied the
chair when satisfactory reports were
received from the various organIza
tions connected with Holy Trinity.
In the election of officers, William
Eadie becomes vicar's warden; G. E.
Apps, people's warden; church com*
mittee, Mesdames G. J. Richardson.
A. R. Clinton, T. E. Banks and Mes-
ms.  L,  !1.  Finch, T.  II.  Mumford,
F. Partrfdge and W. P. Symons;
Synod delegates, Messrs. F. Partridge
and G, E. Apps; missionary committee, Messrs. Win. Eadie and G. E.
Apps; ruri-decanal conference, Mesdames T. F. Banks, L. II. Finch, J.
Shortt and Messrs. F. Partridge and
G. E, Apps; hon. auditor, Rupert
Shaw.
Following the business meeting a
real jolly party was held, panics and
dancing occupying the assembly until midnight. Rrefreshents were
served by an energetic ladies' committee and music for tlie dancing was
supplied by an orchestra compose I
of Mrs. Hudson, piano, S. L. Robert-
son, violin, A. Pilling, trombone nnd
Miss Margaret  Robinson, drums.
Mr. Robert Grant Sr., an old tim>
prominent resident of Cumberland
and at one time M.P.P. for Comox
district was among thc pioneers attending the re-union nt Courtenay
on Friday evening last, having motored from his home in Victoria for
thc express purpose of attending the
annual affair.
[not yet arrived from Scotland, tho
presentation would have to take
place at some future function.
Mr. Owen on rising to reply said,
"Mr.    President    and   gentlemen,   I
thank you very much for your kind
invitation   to   your  annual   banquet
and I thank you most deeply for tho
very kind words and for the totally
'unexpected  life  membership  in  the
Bowling Club.   I have tried to make
j the bowling green and surroundings
jas attractive as possible.    The green
; was laid  down to tin* specifications
■ of the lawn bowling association and
: I have not the slightest doubt that
i when the summer comes round, you
[will   find   the   Cumberland   bowling
j green second to none in the province.
When the time comes for the green
I to be ready to play on, it will be up
to mc to get down there and endeavor to show you how tho game should
or should not be played,  using the
bowls  which   your  club   intend   to
present   to   me,   according   to   your
worthy presdient. Mr. Chairman nnd
gentlemen,   I   thank   you   for   your
kind invitation to be with you tonight
and   I  sincerely  hope  the  bowling
club will be as successful as you anticipate."
Mr. Taylor's remarks were preceded by the toast to "The King", which
was followed hy orchestra selections
by the Merry Makers' orchestra, consisting of Messrs. R. IT. Robertson,
at the Piano, S. L. Robertson, violin,
R. T. Brown, drums, All' Pilling,
trombone and 11. Thompson, saxa-
phone.
The toast to the "City of Cumberland' 'was responded to by Mayor
Alex Maxwell in a very efficient manner, He said, "I am not going to
say very much about'what the city
of Cumberland has been doing during the past year. Most of you are
aware just what is taking place and
how at thc present time the Arbitration Board is sitting with 0 view to
rendering a decision on  'lie  Electric
Light question. Affairs ;,i tli" City
of Cumberland during the year have
been running along very smoothly,
due, not to the members of council,
but to the citizens, My term of office expired at the end of thc year
ond as most of you are aware I am
offering myself for a further term.
At the present time there does not
appear to be contest in sight, but one
never knows what will crop up at the
last minute. If 1 am privileged to
Ite your mayor for another term, I
will do all in my power to further
the interests of the City of Cumber-
nd. I thank you for the invitation
to be with you again at your annual
banquet and wish you all success
during the year."
The toast to the "Comox District"
was responded to by Dr. G. K. MacNaughton, M.L.A. The doctor thanked the president ai l board of management for their kind Invitation to
be present at their banquel and aid,
"looking over the hnpponings in the
Comox District, of which Cumberland
is the centre, during the past year,
one cannot help but Ik* impresi ■ d by
the increase in business in all parts,
Our natural resource -. luml i ring,
mining, fishing and farming had all
been active and in our wonderful
water power at Cumpbell River,
which  had   been   in  the   eyes   of the
Industrialists and capital! ' - a lot
during the pasl year, and with a
decision having bi« n on ived at, a
lot moro intei i ntred
on this district than ■ ver b«l
He also briefly roi li wed the work
accomplished on thi
tions, thc probability ol bi
■ ween Denman I and the main
land of Vancouvi i I land :',! al i <•■
tho need of a ferry i onneel Ing Powell
River with tliis dii trii'. Thi i r
ries, if brought : in i nd*
ing, with connections with this end
nf the Island a greal deal of benefit
would undoubtedly accrue,
The toast to thi  "i nd Lit
erary nnd Atbletli   ' tion" was
very ably propo ed hy Mr   W, Mac-
I Millan and responded to by the pres-
j Ident, Mr.  A, J. Taylor, wh i    aid,
"I do not  want  to ■ you with
a long Bpcech, I have already told
i you of the work accomplished in connection with the bowling club. Other
lines of sport have also been under
j consideration by I[ ■■ b I ond it is
| quite possible tha* In the y \ oni
: future a quoiting pitch will be laid
down adjacent to tho club building.
[As some of you are probably aware,
; the hoard was oppron :hod With a
j view to building tennis < mrt That
' gentlemen, is a harder prop dtion
than the building of the quoiting
pitch and  much  more oxpi n tve.  In PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 1930
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, U.C
EDWARD W. BICKLE
POWER OF THE RURAL WEEKLY PRESS
THE FORCE that controls this country of ours,
in the long run, is the rural editor, in his
capacity as spokesman for the hundreds of
thousands who live and earn their living on the
farms and in the villages and towns.
ll is not necessary to take the writer's word
for it. Ask any politician whom you know. He
will tell you the truth. Ask any representative
of the interests—big city bankers, ior instance,
or presidents of great railroad or industrial corporations.
Tlie politician, if he is above peanut size, will
tell you that he worries little about what the city
papers say; but let even half a dozen country
weeklies in his home state ur district open on
him, and he pulls down the lid of his desk at the
stale capital and lakes lhe next train home to
see what it is he has done to make the farmer
sore. . ,  ,   ,
The Big Businessman, if he is big enough to lie
entitled lo the designation, will tell you that his
business is good or bad depending on how the
country people like the way il is run, and that
what those country people are thinking ha finds
out by reading or having others read for him,
what "the country papers are saying.
 j„hn II. Perry, president American Press Assn.
Reading's reference to the scientific experiments which
arc about to be conducted wilh Canadian coal. It will
be remembered that experts met some weeks ago at the
Parliament Buildings here, when it was arranged for a
carload of each of the Hritish Columbia varieties to be
sent to Ottawa for testing purposes. On this subject
Mr. Reading comments as follows:
Om- oilfields may exhaust themselves fairly rapidly, but of coal we have suvh huge known resources
that all fears for our "gasoline civilization" may be
set aside once it is established that motor spirit can
be derived from coal economically. That stage has
hardly been reached yet; the processes so far devised are expensive; but advances are being made,
and it is very important to Canada that we should
be able to scrutinize these advances as they appear
and study their possible application to our own
Canadinn coals. That is one function of the Fuel
Laboratory.
Mr. Heading lays particular emphasis on the argument that coal may have to solve the fuel problem when,
as he contends is not unlikely, tho world's lust oil well
goes dry. He tolls us that Canada has sufficient coal to
last 20,000 years. While we of this day und generation
may have nothing to fear, we are reminded occasionally
by Nature's changing moods that Mother Earth seems to
he resenting the ever-increasing inroads being made upon
her stock of moisture. —Victoria Daily Times.
COAL THE SOLUTION
FROM Ottawa comes thc announcement that in thc
course of the next few months Canada will hc
equipped whatis being described as one of her biggest economic problems on an entirely altered scale.
Thc new Fuel Research Laboratory is nearing couplet-
tion at thc national capital and most of the equipment
will be in operation early in the coming summer.
One of tho mosl Intricate problems it is hoped the
laboratory will solve is that involving fuel, whether
there is ao early possibility of Canada becoming independent, or whether it will be necessary indefinitely for
us to send something like $120,000,000 annually out of
the country for coal and oil. Coal and its products account for 1505,000,000 of this sum while .55-1,000,000
is spent on foreign crude oil and oil products.
In a discussion of thc subject, Mr. Paul Reading, a
well-known eastern journalist, reminds us that Canadians
spend as much on foreign coal and oil as they do on
bread at home. Vet this Dominion possesses approximately one-sixth of thc whole of thc world's coal reserves,
while oil discoveries in recent years also suggest thc
existence of a very considerable unlocked storehouse of
this important fuel commodity.
Of particular importance to Vancouver Island is Mr.
HOW CHAMPIONS ARE MADE
WHEN II. A. Simmons, the seventeen-year-old
Southampton schoolboy, was changed from a 6 ft.
8 in. high jumper to the Hritish Olympic representative who cleared (i ft. 1 and live-eighths in. at Amsterdam last year, as much brain as brawn went to his
making. A well-known English champion coached the
hoy by post, through the medium of photographs, diagram, drawings and measurements. But Simmons and
his mentor never met during the year of his training.
A similiar plan was adopted last season in the case
of J. S. Snow, who looks li':o becoming the finest javelin
thrower Great Britain has ever had. This boy started
the season with a very modest heave of 113 ft. For
months his every action was carefully checked, his
footwork measured and noted, but he was not allowed
a single tryout until the very last meeting of the year,
when he touched 160 ft. and was placed second to J.
Dalrymple, the British native recordholder. Young Snow
will certainly pass thc 10 ft. mark next year, and
there is every hope that 1 e will go to Canada for the
Empire Games capable of beating 200 ft.
—The Manchester Guardian.
'      "PLEASE FECD TIIE BIRDS"
Wilh Hoey
The birds need food and we have bread to spare,
So let us with God's little people share
The crusts and crumbs—just bits which we discard-
Unfit for use—perhaps a trifle hard;
To feathered folk, crumbs arc a sumptuous feast,
And everyone can give them this at least.
They plead with vou—these are their very words—
"PLEASE FEED THE BIRDS."
Interesting Program
By Local Girls
Cumberland, Jan. 13.—Girl Guides
of Courtenay, Royston and Minto were
right royally entertained on Saturday
afternoon at the Anglican hall when
lst Company Cumberland Guides were
hostesses. Mothers ot the Guides ond
many friends were also among the
guests.
A very Interesting program of clever
sketches, dances and instrumental
numbers was given for the entertain-.
ment of those present, Miss Rea, Mrs. I
Finch and Mrs. Greig being respon-1
slble for the training of the artistes.
During the afternoon enjoyable refreshments were served by the hostesses.
The following numbers were given:
Sketch, "The Mad Hatters' Tea Hal
ty," Misses Mabel Somervllle, Madge
Bryan, Nina Shields and Kitty Stephenson; French peasant dance, by the
lst Company; Piano solo, Miss Audrey
Phillips; Sextette, "My First Love," by
six Guides; Piano solo, Miss Madge
Bryan; Violin solo, Miss Elsie Water-
field; Peasant dance, by eight Guides;
Two Scandinavian dances, by the
Company.
A pretty feature of the affair was
a close.   Mrs. Finch acted as accom- T
panlst throughout.
According to the press, brokers are
opening branch offices in ocean liners.
That's a terible place to have the bottom drop out ot everything.
P.D.Q. Daily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
AND ALL WAY POINTS
Leave Courcnay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
WE CARRY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
—PHONES—
Courlenay  17S;   Cumberland 77;   Qualicum  64R;   Nanaimo S
i
Charlie Dalton
Meets Doat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
Start the New^
-Year Right-
Jolly Parties Held
Mrs. Minto, Wc?t Cumberland, entertained delightfully on Wednesday
evening, honoring a number of old-
time friends. Cards, Karnes musk
and dancing wore much enjoyed
Mrs. Ada Brown winning at cards
with Mrs. C. Buttress Sr., gaining
consolation prize, A sumptuous supper wns served, Mrs. Younger ami
Mrs. Thulium assisting tho hostess
in serving, f!nests were: Mesdamea
K. Roberts, Thoburn, Moncrieff, Ken-
and games. Prizes for cards went .prize-winners being Archie Freeburn
lo Mrs. C. Walker, first; Mrs. Bell, | and Margaret Westfleld. In the guess-
Mrs. Weir und Mrs. Thoburn who] ing contest Jack Watson and John j
F.. Bannerman lied and on cutting!
cards the latter was declared winner.]
Mrs. Watson was assisted in serving!
tied for second and Mrs. R. Brown
consolation. A delightful supper
was served by the visitors who included Mesdames Bell, Buchanan, R.
Brown, Kenmare, E. Roberts, S. Davis, W. Herd, Thoburn, Moncrief, O.
Bond, K. Weir, C. Walker, Mesdames
Kenmare and C. Walker presided at
the  piano.
A   merry party of young people
a delightful supper by Miss Barbara
Westfleld, the tables being gaily dec- j
orated with flowers. Dancing to rad-
io music rounded out the evening.
The visitors included: Misses Chris-j
sic Robertson, Bessie Brown, Nina'
Shields, Dilys Williams, Margaret;
Westfield, Edna Watson, Masters
Douglas Baird, John E. Bannerman,
mare, C. Buttress, Sr., C. Buttress., -proceeded to the home of Mr. and J Wilhert  Auehterlonie,  Archie  Free-
Jr., V. Smith, Ada Brown, Edward:
Boueh,  Stephenson and Younger.
A number of friends called unexpectedly   at  the  home   of  Mrs.   T.
Mrs. J. W. Watson, Alan avenue, recently to tender a surprise to their
son, Jack, on the occasion of his
birthday,     (lames,   music  and  con-
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials.
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS   DOORS.
SHINGLES,
KILN   DRIED  FLOORINGS
AND FURNISHNOS.
WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHORT
NOTICE WITH  REASONABLE CHARGES.
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PHONES
Night calls: 134X Courtenay
Office:  159 Cumberland.
with something ELECTRICAL
Hotpoint or Maning-Bowman
Percolators   $12.00 |
Toasters   6.95 I
Warming Pads   9.51) 1
Xmas Tree Sets (Mazda) .... 1.85 |
Egg Cookers   7.25 J
Curling Irons  :      5.00    I
1
***********************.!:-»*««.M****
CASH or TIME PAYMENT by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
i J^ppW^^44*r:
,\,y&&.iMV£
Armstrong on Thursday evening and (tests made a Ray time pass all too
spent a jolly time at cards, singing I quickly.     Whist   also   was   played, I wer employed to string wires.
burn.
the presentation ot gifts to each com-
As there were no experienced tel- WW-    Courtenay,    Cumberland   and
ephonc lineman in tho early days of i Minto, by the Royston Brownies,
telephone service in England, sailors     The singing of "God Save the King"
I brought a very pleasant gathering to
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL PLUMBING
AND REPAIR WORK.
Phone 75
A. P. CLINTON, Manager.
Board of School Trustees, Cumberland, B.C.
Board of School Trustees,
Cumberland, B.C.
Cumberland, B.C.,     new and up to date system be put in and if kept up to date
January 8th, 1930. v''ol|l(l uc much more simpler for all concerned..
The balance in the Royal Bank at the close of the year
December 31st, 1929, was $533.19 with oustanding cheques to the
amount of $314.48 leaving a net balance of $218.71.
Dear Sirs and Mesdames:—
We have audited the Books and Vouchers of tho Board for by the Treasurer,
the year ending December 31st, 1929, and the statement wc submit is in our opinion drawn up so as to show a correct account
of the operations of the Board during thc year.
In our opinion a much better set of bonks could be installed
to lake care of the accounts and we strongly recommend that a
All accounts have been duly vouched for and duly settled
Respectfully submitted,
JAMES DICK, Auditor.
C. H. MacKINTOSH, Auditor.
8121.4'
RECEIPTSi
Balance In Royal Bank ol Canada, January 1st, 1020
GOVERNMENT CHANTS:
.Salary  Grant        0718.00
Oul ido  Pupils  13070.08
Indu trial  Ed u ation       301.05
Night  S.i I   Fei       110.40
S.t :   fan Revi nuo   8288.50
Dona! i Tennis Court      801.74
Loan from Clt)   2000.00
Loan  f.   Bunk  8000.00
Refund Night School Sundries Acct       90.00
$40672.06
EXPENDITURES:
Tcacbin ; Run" Public, High and Technical Schools ....26350.40
Janitor'i Salary   2100.00
Seereta- y's Salary      250.00
Health  OfTiccr      250.00
Audit  I'ees        60.00
Substltt to   Teachers           80.60
Night Bchool Salaries '.	
Light and Water	
Junitor'n Supplies 	
Public  School  Supplies  	
Building Repairs, including Roof 	
Night School Sundries 	
Music Teacher's .Salary 	
Tochnlcal School Supplies 	
Fuel  	
High School Supplies 	
Insurance	
Ground Improvements and Tennis Courts 	
Miscellaneous  	
Loan from Rank 	
Loan from City of Cumberland 	
Workmen's Compensation 	
Interest on Loan 	
Postage and Revenue 	
Balance in Royal Bank December 31st, 1929     633.19
Less Outstanding Cheques     314.48
28089.90
351.00
239.03
90.14
171.28
453.30
1085.77
90.00
230.00
377.10
870.00
200.48
180.00
1290.79
423.12
3000.00
2000.00
39.22
42.10
9.00
nmw
•l?.3lliiMeK6
iii
-*..«■ niiili lias
'tifiOttr-li-n il
\
ao£*trmMrwa
&3
iSE of great
MEIAJLINDUSTIUE"
404B3.3B
218.71
$40672.06
Signed on behalf of School Hoard
MARY D. MacNAUGHTON, Chairman.
A. McKINNON     Secretary.
C. H. MacKINTOSH, Auditor
JAMES DICK, Auditor.
MiNING ih thc third ranking in
dustry In British Columbia, witli
an invested capital nf $120,000,000.
Eighteen thousand British Columbia
workmen receive 530,000,000 in wages
annually. Last year $70,0.*>0,976 wa'
produced from British Cohimhi:
mines, of which $12,500,000 wns pal
out in dividends*
How do these figures concern tl.
prosperity of individual citizens
Thc mining industry creates payrolls.
Workmen's pay-cheques represeni
buying power from which merchant:
prosper, into mining development
goes lumber, machinery, tools, provisions, construction of mills, transportation and smelting «f ore, shipping of metais i umber mills, railway
and steamship lines, farms, factories,
wholesale houses and retail, stores
derive prosperity from mining progress. Dividend cheques huy motor
:ara, clothing, luxuries, homes.
Fifteen years ago British Columbia's
.'■.real wealth-producing mines were
either unknown or Insignificant producers. They were developed to worldwide importance by energy and
courage, Great mtnos of the future
will be developed by the same aggressiveness, The Vancouver Slock Exchange is an important stimulus to
this aggressive policy.
The Exchange is the pulse of great
metal industries. Through members
of the Exchange, capital In thc
United Slates, Great Britain and
Canada has heen afforded au opportunity to participate in thc development of Western Canada.
The Vancouver stock Exchange is a
public Institution tilling au important place In the employment of
capital. As part of tlie fabric of
British Columbia's financial and industrial life, It wns n major influence
in mining achievements in this
province in 1929.
This tdverlitetrcnl is pul'lisktd by Members of ttie Vancouver Sloth Kxctiawte in order to
ditieminate Infatmttton conccminf- the futtttfottl o/ j Stock Exchangt and the ^ninn of
Bu,mg and Selling Securities.
V^-
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v s & j.j.jo       .v
3 FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 1930
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE THREE
L
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Cumberland, B.C.,
January 7th, 1930.
To the Mayor and Council,
Corporation of the City of Cumberland,
Cumberland, B.C.
Gentlemen:—
Wa have audited the books and accounts of the Corporation
for the year ending December 31st, 1929, and the accompanying
Balance Sheet is, in our opinion, drawn up so as to show a true
and correct view of the affairs of the Corporation according to
the information at our disposal and such explanations as were
given to us.
We are pleased to note the continued high standard of
efficiency maintained by the City Clerk during the year under
review and we wish to thank him for the assistance so cheerfully
given to us while making the audit. We obtained all the information and explanation that we required.
We found all payments properly vouched for and authorized
through the minutes and other documents in order.
ln our opinion the books and records are well suited for the
requirements of the Corporation.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Yours very truly,
JAMES DICK, Auditor.
C. H. MacKINTOSH, Auditor.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF REVENUES FOR YEAR
ENDING DECEMBER 31ST, 1929
RECEIPTS.
Taxes General   2360.29
Penalties   and   Interest     139.72
  2490.01
Dog Tax   92.00
Trade   Licences     1275.00
Police Fines    305.00
Pound  Fees     3.00
Permit Fees   62.35
Manure   Sales  12.00
Scavenging Fees   6.00
Sale of Scales      . 30.00
Poll Tax   2390.00
GOVERNMENT GRANTS.
Pari-Mutual   1060.72
Motor Profits  1478.21
Liquor Profits   9898.78
        12437.71
119,163.07
STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES FOR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 1929.
ASSETS:
5816.84
     630.20
0417.04
326.30
5112.09
11343.71
LIABILITIES:
                         1494.55
                       4160.00
17614.05
DEFERRED EXPENSES:
     326.36
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:
Soldiers' Housing Loan 	
4160.00
FIXED ASSETS:
.. . 6000.00
. 4800.00
Tools 	
  3436.00
       50.00
20.00
17081.00
  6737.29
$23,259.20
$23,259.20
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DISBURSEMENTS FOR YEAR
ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 1929.
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
Salnry City Clerk   606.00
Salary Returning Officer   60.00
Salary Mayor and Aldermen  412.00
STATEMENT OF GENERAL REVENUE FOR YEAR
ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 1929.
RECEIPTS:
TAXES:
General Current  1778.16
Arrears   696.08
Penalties and Interest     56.88
Dog  Tax       92.00
Trade Licences  1275.00
Poll Tax  2300.00
  6188.11
Police Fines   305.00
Pound  Fees    3.00
Permit Fees   02.35
Sale of Manure   12.00
Scavenging Fees    0.00
Sale of Scales   30.00
Refund freight on scales   26.88
Credit Postage   0.00
Repayment Loan from School Board  2600.00
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS:
Pari-Mutual   1060.72
Motor Profits  1478.21
Liquor  Profits   9898.78
  12437.71
Balance Royal Bank of Canada, January lst, 1929 ....2792.08
Less Outstanding Checks   901.26
  1891.73
967.00
Audit Fees   100.00
Legal Fees   22.60
Telephone Rent and Tolls   60.26
Fuel   73.00
Printing and Stationery   698.80
Postage and Revenue Stamps   58.00
Street Lighting    850.24
Street Lighting Repairs  63.85
Water    23.25
Fire Hydrant Rent   150.00
Election Expenses   79.72
Building Repairs   271.26
Interest on Better Housing Loan 	
POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Salaries  2345.00
Expenses   199.97
Prisoners' Maintenance     82.80
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Health Officer Salary   100.00
Supplies       46.26
Scavenging   1239.00
Relief  	
Electrical Permit Fees 	
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
Roads  Labor   2702.66
Roads  Supplies   1870.46
Sidewalks  Labor       37.00
Sidewalks Supplies     13.00
Sewers Labor     92.45
Sewers Supplies     22.41
Stable    919.08
2446.86
115.63
2627.71
1385.25
240.00.
62.36
FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Supplies     716.40
Insurance     210.70
Convention Expenses   100.00
STATEMENT OF GENERAL EXPENDITURES FOR YEAR
ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 1929.
DISBURSEMENTS:
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
Salary City Clerk   506.00
Salary Returning Officer     60.00
Salary Mayor and Aldermen   412.00
Audit Fees   100.00
Legal Fees      22.50
Telephone Rent and Tolls     66.25
Fuel        73.00
Printing and Stationery   098.80
Postage and Revenue Stamps      68.00
Street Lighting   850.24
Street Lighting Repairs       53.85
Water      23.26
Fire Hydrant Rent   150.00
Election Expenses      79.72
Building  Repairs     271.25
LIFE MEMBERSHIP
CARD IN BOWLING CLUB
PRESENTED TO \V. A. OWEN
(Continued from Pai.e One)
POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Salaries   2346.00
Expenses     199.97
Prisoners'  Maintenance       82.80
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Health Officer Salary    100.00
Supplies       40.25
Scavenging   1239.00
Relief  	
Electric Permit Fees 	
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
Roads Labor  2702.66
Roads Supplies  1870.46
3413.86
2627.77
1385.25
240.00
62.35
Sidewalks Labor   37.00
Sidewalks Supplies   13.00
Sewers Labor   02.45
Sewers Supplies   22.41
4573.02
60.00
114.86
FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Supplies    716.40
Insurance   210.70
Convention Expenses   100.00
Stable 	
Horpital  Grant 	
Donations 	
Workmen's Compensation  	
Insurance  	
Surveying Park 	
Electrical  Engineer  	
! Poll Tax Commission 	
Dog  Tags  	
Sundries 	
Expenses on  Scales 	
Loan to School Board 	
Balance in Bank December 31st, 1029 ....6816.84
Less Outstanding Checks  1494.65
4737.88
1027.10
919.08
1000.00
200.00
121.87
241.15
48.00
200.00
125.00
4.79
238.51
26.88
2600.00
4322.29
$23,631.78
$23,631.78
STATEMENT OF SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR YEAR  ENDED   DECEMBER  31ST,   1929.
RECEIPTS: EXPENDITURES:
Balance Royal Bank of Canada at January lst, 1929 $310.27 i Taxes  	
Interest for Year     12-80 ! Interest on Loan  .. ••• .............™~
Rents and Installments Better Housing Act  498.30 \ Balance in Royal Bank of Canada, December 31st, 1929
my opinion, judtfinj? from tennis
courts that have already been built
in this city, wood courts appear to
be about the best we could do. It
would be an expensive proposition
and tho hoard, while quite anxious
to foster sport of all kind?, feels that
the present time is not opportune for
the laying of tennis courts. Your
board is doing all in its power to
keep the monthly dues as low as possible, and do not want to raise the
assessment to the former mark, if it
can be possibly avoided. Before I
conclude my brief remarks I want to
congratulate Mr. T. D. Robertson,
secretary of the board, who I assure
you has fulfilled his duties with the
greatest of satisfaction and has controlled the younger rough element in
a very efficient manner. In previous
years it has been the practice of the
board to present to the treasurer, a
small gift in appreciation of services
rendered. On behalf of the board, it
gives me much pleasure in presenting
to Mr. W. Henderson, a small gift
for his work during the past your.''
Mr. Henderson ou receiving his
gift, thanked the president and members of the board for their generosity nnd stated that he had derived a
great deal of pleasure from the work
and did not look for, nor expect to
receive and gift or renumeration.
The toast to "The Press was responded to by Mr. J. Vernon-Jones,
whilst the toast to the ladies wa3
looked after by Mr. Fraser Watson.
As the chairman said it was an unusual toast at a gathering like that
and it came as a surprise to Mr, Watson, who summed up his remarks in
a few words, recalling to the assembly the well known phrase, coined
during the great war, "thank God
we've got a Navy." "Thank God
we've got the ladies," said Mr. Watson.
The toast list was interspersed
with musical and vocal selections,
the following contributing to the programme in addition to the Merry
Makers' orchestra: W. A. Owen, piano solos; Alf Pilling, trombone solo;
R. Strachan and 11. Jackson anecdotes; A. Gibson, impersonations;
Messrs. G. Shearer, T, Carney, X).
Richards, H. Thompson, 11. Hates and
W.  Younger,  songs.
The singing of "Auld Lang Syne"
promptly at midnight brought to a
close a most successful gathering.
How comforting to reflect that the
ordinary car you have is the wonderful one the ad. describes.—Birmingham
News.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. ot Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay             Phono   253
Local Office
Cumherland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone U5R or 2-1
..| 76.60
.. 115.G;J
630.20
$821.43
$821.43
Hospital Grant	
Donations	
Workmen's Compensation 	
Insurance 	
Surveying Park	
Electrical Engineer Pro. Services .
Poll Tox Commission	
Dog Tags 	
Sundries	
6656.96
1027.10
1000.00)
290.00
121.87
241.15
48.00
200.00
125.00!
4.79!
238.51
ALEX MAXWELL, Mayor.
Signed on behalf of the City Council   w  jT  coPE, Treasurer.
JAMES DICK, Auditor.
Certified Correct  c  H   MacKINTOSH, Auditor.
NOT COMPELLED
TO NAME INFORMANT
Boston, Mass., (special to the Islander),—A bill to prevent reporters
ond other newspaper employees from
being compelled to disclose, in any
legal or legislative proceedings, the
source of any news or information
procured for publication, has just
been filed with the clerk of thc Massachusetts IJouse of Representatives
by a Representative Michael Zfick, of
Lynn.
The bill provided that "no person
engaged or employed on or connect
ed with a newspaper or journal shall
| be compelled to disclose in any legal
' proceedings or trial, or before any
j committee of general court or else-
I where, the source of any news or
l information procured nr obtained by
! him and published in said newspaper
; or journal.
Gini)l)crl<ii|(l
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enilguorlm  Tl*JLLl     ReiionBble
ACCOMMODATION TIIK BEST
Rooms Steam Heated
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
DEPRECIATION:
Buildings  	
Fire  Trucks  	
Fire   Apparatus
Wagons  	
Hoi'bcs 	
200.00
. 440.00
. 250.00
. 50.00
.   50.00
990.00
117,780.24
RILEY'S TRANSFER
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
■®=     PROMPT ATTENTION     *^a
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL    —    GENERAL HAULING     —    WOOD
•f all descriptions
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Also Harness Repairs
E. L. SAUNDERS
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
CREAM OF POTATO SOUP
■1   medium   potatoes
2 slices onion
2 strips of bacon
Wash, peel, cut in cubes, nnd cook
potatoes in enough water to cover
until tender. Rub through a slrain-
er. There should be 2 cups mashed
potatoes and liquid.    Add this mix
ture (left-over potatoes may be
i used) to 3 cups of thin cream sauce
j ('., c. milk, 3 tbsps. flour, 3 tbsps.,
; butter). Season to taste. Add 21
\ tbsps. chopped parsley before serv-1
ing.
A different flavor may be obtain- j
ed by adding catsup, leeks or celery1
instead of onion. Cut leeks or celery
in very thin slices crosswise and cook'
in with the potatoes.—Betty Barclay
New Yorker (incredulously*; "And
you mean to say that in California you
have 366 days of sunshine a year?"
Thc Man from Loa Angeles; "Exactly, sir, ond that's a mighty conservative estimate."
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■!        TOILET PREPARATIONS FOR LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN
 all the wanted lines carried
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very     ||
prompt attention.  Furniture and Piano | j
Storage if desired. |!
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Phones « and (1 Cumberland, B.C.     |j
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Central Harber Shop
A. GATZ, Proprietor
A full stock of Powders, Creams, Brllliantlne and
Perfumes carried
RAZORS AND RAZOR BLADES
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
SCOTTISH LAUNDRY
FIUST CLASS WHITE
LAUNDRY SERVICE
liters unil Drj Cleaners
Special   lamlly   laundry   rate.
Orders  left  nl   tbe   Illtz  Cafe,
'phono 150, Cumberland will receive prompt attention.   A trial
order will convince yon.
Telephones: Courtenay, 22G
Cumberland ir,o
KING GEORGE HOTEL
Good Barvlce
ReaBouable Charges
C li N T RALLY   LOCATED
The GEM
BARBER SHOP
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, I!. C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical BOTbor li Halrdusser.
Children's luilr cut any stylo 35c
Ladles' hair cut any style 60c
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PAGE FOUR
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 1910
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Personal Mention
Sale of Hats
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Absolutely no reserve, any hat in the store
for $1.95
Quite a good assortment nf Ladies' Kelt and Trimmed
Hals—mil  they go at
$1.95
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We are si ill featuring our Scotch  Madras Curtain
goods, 45 inches wide—a real food quality tor
a very cheap price—only 36c per yd.
SUTHERLAND'S
DRY GOODS & GENT'S FURNISHINGS
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Of Course, Madam A
AM) YOU  GET MOKE  FOR YOU  FOOD MONEY
It's January! So lake advantage of tlie superior service afforded by ns—friendly service—our goods are of
the finest qualityand prices are no higher than you
pay elsewhere.
PRICE RIGHT—QUALITY and SERVICE THE BEST
at
Mumford's Grocery
If You (Jet It Al .Mumford's It's Oood
Phone 71 Deliveries Daily
\ Tlu> many friends of Mr. Alex.
Henderson will be sorry to hear he
is confined to the Cumberland Hospital suffering from a broken knee,
lie was operated on Thursday morning and is getting along as well as
can be expected,
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Tbe ladies' crib club, known
the Elite, met at the home of Mrs, A.
Maxwell on Wednesday night with
Mrs. A. Maxwell, Jr. as hostess. During the evening delectable refreshments were served, a most enjoyable
time being had. In the card games,
Mrs. Covert won first prize with a
score of 722, Mrs. Matt Stewart be
ing second with 721. Mrs. Charles
McDonald wus awarded the conso
latinn prize. Next week the cluh will
meet nt the home of Mrs. Flora Baird
Maryport avenue with Mrs. McRae
as ho.itess.
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1     Mr,    nnd   Mrs.   J.    Murray   and
laugl ter, Vernn, went down to Na
j naimo on Saturday Inst. Mr. and
; Mrs. Murray returned on Sunday,
: lmt W Iss Vcrna, who is uttending St.
Anne's convent will  remain  in  the
Hub city for some time.
i Mrs. J. Stant returned to her home
in Cumberland at the week-end from
1 Vancouver where she visited her con
who Ls in school there.
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I Mrs. Jos. Uces and little son have
' returned from a visit to her parents
at Nn-iaimo and are for the present
l making their home with Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Struthers, West Cumberland.
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' Frank Kraly, who has been confined
to Ci mberland general hospital for
rome time, was moved on Thursday
to Na laimo general hospital. His sister, ^ iss Kraly, arrived early in the
week .nd accompanied him to Nanaimo.
Mr.s. Jack McDonald, who was called here owing to the death of her
brothtr, the late Jos. Rees, left for
her home in Seattle on Saturday
morning. She was accompanied by
her mother, Mrs. H. Rees, Sr., and her
niece, Miss Viola Rces( who will be
her guests for a time.
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Miss Watson has re-opened her
Kindergarten classes in the Anglican
hall, with a large attendance of pupils.
Mrs. Walter Thompson, of Vancouver, who has been visiting her sister-
in-law, Mrs. R. D. Brown, returned to
her home last week.
The cold snap of the past week has
been a joy to skaters and hockey en-
j thusiasts. Maple Lake swamp is an
[ ideal spot and has been the rendez-
I vous of many jolly parlies.
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i There was a very large attendance
> at thc whist drive given by the Can-
1 adian Legion in Memorial hall on Sat-
I urday evening last, 21 tables being in
; play. Prizes were won by Mrs. Quinn,
', first and Mrs. Parkinson, second in
| iadies' division, Sid Hunt and Win.
j Mossey in men's. The ladies of the
j auxiliary to the Legion served delight-
| ful refreshments immediately nfter
! which a dance was commenced to
| snappy music by the Maple Leaf orchestra.
Bishop C. Schofleld, Bishop of Columbia, preached at Holy Trinity Anglican church services on Sunday, dispensing Holy Communion at the morning service.
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Mr. Jnck Gillespie a former resident  was  a  visitor  here   last  week
end.
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Mrs. J. If. Cameron entertained at
two tables of bridge on Friday evening the prize winners being: Miss
Nettie Robertson and Mrs. J. H. Robertson.
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Mrs. R. K. Walker received word
on Tuesdny of the death in Scotland
of her eldest brother.
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Tho Men's Bridge Club met at tho
homo of Mr. W. P. Symons on Wednesday night when three tables were
in play. Next week the cluh will
meet at tbe home of Mr. Rupert
Shaw on Thursday instead of Wednesday.
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The Ladies 'Bridge Club met at
[he home of Mrs. Harry Parkinson
this week when three tables were in
play. During the evening refreshments were served by Mrs. Pnrkin-
son, those present including Mesdames W. Hudson, J. Watson, J.
Gear, K. Brown, M. McNeil and J. J.
Potter.
Mrs. Watson wns the winner of the
first prize, Mrs. Lockner the second,
whilst Mrs. C. Whyte was awarded
the consolation.
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Mrs. Roy Brown returned to the
city on Wednesday after a week's
visit to Vancouver.
Rebekah Lodge
Instals Officers
Social Time Enjoyed After
Business Session
Harmony Rebekah Lodge No. 22,
held its regular meeting on Monday
night and nfter the regular routine
of business Mrs. Susan Covert, district deputy president, installed the
following officers for the new term:
Mrs. E. Shearer, noble grand; Mrs.
Bertha Davis ,vice-grand; Mrs. Jennie Whyte, recording secretary; Mrs.
Mary Frelone, financial secretary;
Mrs. Kate Bobba, treasurer; Mrs.
M. Younger, warden; Mrs. M. Maxwell, conductor; Mrs. E. Graham,
outside guardian; Mrs. Frew, inside
guardian; Mrs. E. Aspesy, R.S.N.C.;
Mrs. N. Pearse, L.S.N.G.; Mrs. M.
Toman, R.S.V.G.; Mrs. E. Saunders,
L.S.V.G.; Mrs. G. McNeil, chaplain;
Mrs; P. Parkison, P.N.G.; Mrs. G.
Conrod,  musician. j
Refreshments were served nt the
close of the meeting nnd the rest of
Ihe evening spent in games and n
jolly time. The lodge decided to hold
a whist drive on Monday, January
20th.
Discovery!
50 cents
Just a drop or I wo on your handkerchief
—Snuir it—
and feel the head clcaiinir nt once.
2^E
Mr. Jock Wilson, brother of Dave
Tilson, wns a visitor to the city Inst
week fter an absence of many years.
Whilst in Cumberland he wns the
Sliest of Mr. and Mrs. A. Clarke.
POLICE COURT NEWS
Before Police Magistrate G. Robert Bates, Charles Peterson (Indian)
was charged under section 128 of
thc Indian Act, with being in possession of intoxicants and was fined
$25.00 and costs.
Before magistrate G. Robert Bates
on January 11th, James Morris was
charged under section 9a (1) of thc
Motor Vehicle Act, with driving a J
car without a driver's licence. He
was fined $10.00 and costs.
CARD OF THANKS
I desire to thnnk those electors
who returned me at the head of the
poll and to assure one and all that
I will continue to use my hest efforts
for the advancement of Cumberland.
C. J. PARNHAM.
To those electors who supported
mo at the poll yesterday I tender
sincere thanks. During the coming
year I will endeavor to give my unstinted attention and support to all
civic matters.
T. H. MUMFORD.
Lang's Drug Store
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
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r—100% TALKING FlGTURES/^/r
ILO-ILO THEATRE
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday
ROD  AND  GUN
and Canadian Silver Fox New.
Having elected me for another
term on the City Council I desire to
thnnk nil those electors who supported me nnd to assure all that I will
work for the advancement of our
city.
D. BANNERMAN.
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Two Shows: 7 and 9
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A SPECIAL
OFFER
$1.25
I Wearever Pot, 2 quart size )
1 packet Sunlight Soap )
I packei Rinso )	
1 packet Lux )
Van lamp's Pork and Beans, largo size, 11 tins for 50c
Singapore Sliced Pineapple, 2-lb, tins, ,'i tins for 50c.
Kippered Herrings in Tomato Sauce, 1-lb. tins tl lor 50e
Finnan lladdie, l-ll>. tins, 30c, 2 lor 55c
Jelly Powders, assorted flavors, 1 packets   Sue
Rowat's Sweet -Mixed Pickles, Sweet Chow, and
Pickled Onions, 80t, or ;' tor   $1.00
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c Ik, 2 lbs. for 55c
Fig liars, 36c lb., :i lbs. lor $1.00
Ginger Nuts, 35c lb., ■', lbs. for  $1.00
Christie's Packet Biscuits, 10c, 3 for   25c
FULL STOCK OF FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES
AT ALL TIMES
Matt Brown's Grocery
Phono 38 Cumberland
Following the recent announcement of the sale of the magazine
Rod and Gun and Canadian Silver
Fox News, the first issue of this national outdoor publication has appeared from the new office of publication at Gardenvale, P. Q.
This January number is not only
up to the high standard of past issues but also indicates promise of
rapid development to an even higher
tandard among Canadian publications and greater popularity.
The general contents of the magazine are bright, interesting and well
illustrated with a wealth of healthy,
I breezy outdoor articles, The silver
| fox department is also very good,
| containing a full report of the show
1 at the Royal Winter Fair.
Rod and Gun und Canadian Silver
Fox News is published monthly by
Rod nnd Gun Limited, Gardenvale,
P. Q.
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Your
Best
Food
I take this opportunity of thanking all those electors who voted for
me at the civic election on Thursday
and, whilst not elected. T will continue to show great interest hi the
progress of the city.
John J.  Wier.
Dorothy Mackaill in
The Great Divide
Feel the real spell of the West as Vitaphone brings
it to you in all its enchanting glory. Dwell in the
painted desert stretches with men that ARE men,
and lovers too. Come into the land of he-man-romance with a girl who was the Pet of Park Avenue.
V<H/v» ■'»^iw«i«r*tfyMt..ji^Mt»«^>Ma«^V»»»><*i/V«
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday
January 20, 21 and 22
COMOX   ASSESSMENT   DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given thnt a Couit
of Revision nnd Appeal, under the
provision of tho "Taxation Act" ant
amendments thereof and "Public
Schools Act," respecting the Assessment Roll for the year 11)30 for the
Miove district, will he held at the
Court-House, Cumherland, E.C., on
Tuesday, tl\e 4th day of February,
19.10 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Cumberland. B.C., this
10th day of Jnnu-'rv.  1H30.
CHAS. A. COX.
Judge of the Court of
Revision  and Appeal,
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AN ALL-TALKING COMEDY HIT THAT YOU'LL LIKE.
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Mann's Bread
Make Mann's P.read a habit. Baked daily in the
sanitary ovens of our up-to-date bakery.
Mann's Bakery
The Homo of Hifih Class Cakes and Pastries
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SATURDAY SPECIALS
YES, WE STILL CONTINUE SATURDAY SPECIALS
CREAM ROLLS, CREAM HUNS, CREAM CAKES,
CREAM SPONGES AND MEAT PIES
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Sleet storm
topples
twenty-four
poles
Tearing: down 24 tele-
phone poles between Hope
and Kingavale, a sleet storm
hit long-distance lines of
the B.C. Telephone Company in November. One
direct circuit from Vancouver to Calgary, one to Kamloops, one to Princeton and
one to Penticton were put
out of order. Alternate
routes prevented a compete
cessation of service between
Vancouver and the points
i n v o Iv e d, and telephone
men were speedily on the
job replacing'the damaged
lines,
B. C. TELEPHONE CO
JACK
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Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
VICTORIA, B.C.
Est. 1890
HEADQUARTERS    FOR    RELIABLE    NURSERY    STOCK
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Tress, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant |
—Catalogue Free— 1
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Box 427, Cumberland 1
SJclIiiilEn^'iiiEi^
of your health's defence should
be well stocked with high-quali-
ticd meats. That is the only sort
of meat-foods we sell. We are
awaiting your personal or telephonic order.
CITY MEAT MARKET
Phone 111 We Deliver
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with Patsy Ruth Miller
See the picture that has mocked
the modernists and tickled
the world! ! ! ! !
VH „efU\ H .mflfifte, ,e/U\fen~«elfif1,.menf,H  ..fj^Wi.rttyW
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
JAN. 23, 24, 25
The Supreme Achievement.--
"The DES
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The Supreme Pinnacle of modern motion picture are!.
Broadway is ringing to the stirring appl&UIS of fascinated
millions who with feverish intensity accl.tim thc boundless
magnificence of this epochal production!
Never before has the screen bcen glorified by such a galaxy
of talent and rapturous melody—a staggering succession of
bewitching songs that pour from the screen in throbbing,
colourful scenes, «*->pturing your enthusiasm and spontaneous,
whole-hearted applause I
With John Boles and Carlotta King. 132 singing voices,
116   exotic   dancers   and   operatic   orchestra   of   109   players.
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