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Cumberland Islander
ProvtaoW Ubnt,   M.f.i|j,.,
With which Is consolidated tbe Cumberland Newt.
At the Ilo-Ilo
This Week End
Minister of Education
Addresses Meeting
"Some Ideals Of Education" Theme of the Hon. Minister's Talk,
Which Opened The Eighth Annual Convention Of The
Comox Teachers* Institute
At a well attended meeting of the
eighth nnnual convention of the Comox District Teachers' Institute
held in the United Church on Thursday night, n very interesting talk
was given liy the Hon. Joshua Hineh-
cliffe, Minister of Education for the
Simple, Impressive
Memorial Services
Mark Armistice
Simple, Impressive Service Conducted hy Local Prelates
"The President of the Canadian
Legion will now read out the names
of those men. who enlisted in Cumberland, went overseas and made the
•supreme sacrifice in the Great War."
With these words Rev. J. Hewitt beckoned to Mr. W. Hutchison to step forward and take his place by the Memorial Arch. In clear tones the President of the local branch of the Canadian Legion read out one by one the
names of those men, in whose memory
the Arch had been erected.
It was the climax to the simple but
Impressive service which is held year
by year at this spot. Encouraged by
the fine weather a large number of
people gathered together in front of
the Memorial Arch at noon last Sunday, not only to pay their homage to
those who had died, but also to pray
that the Peace ushered in by the cessation of hostilities eleven years ago,
might remain unshaken in tho world.
The Armistice Day service held each
year Is one of those rare occasions
when all minds are in common sympathy one with another. Amongst
those who were gathered round the
Arch there would be a mother who
had lost her son, a wife her husband,
a girl her sweetheart. Some would be
thinking of those loved ones who had
been maimed, or whose health had
been shattered by the effects of the
Great War. Some again would be
looking into the past and living over
again the memories of those bitter four
years. Others would be looking Into
the future and wondering what it had
in store. But in whatever direction
the thoughts led one, there was noticeable a spirit of mutual understanding
and sympathy.
Besides the Canadian Legion, other
organizations represented were the
City Council, The Women's Benefit
Association, Japanese Association, Girl
Guides and Tuxis Boys.
After the reading of the names a
member of each organization came
forward and placed a wreath by the
Memorial Arch. Before the Blessing
was pronounced the Girl Guides sang
An onlooker could not but have been
Impressed by the number of young
people who were present on this occasion. They were there not to take
part in a service glorifying the romance ot war, for the last war destroyed that Idea completely. Rather
they were there to give witness to the
trust handed on to them by those who
fell, and one came away from this
short service feeling that if the old
order had failed, in the new movement
ot the Youth ot to-day there would
be those who would bend all their efforts to promote a lasting Peace so
that those who fell in the Great War
died not in vain. The adventure in
which they pledged themselves to engage would be the adventure of Peace
and Goodwill on earth.
In the evening members of tho Canadian Legion attended Divine Service
at Holy Trinity Church, in which every scat was occupied. The Scouts of
the First Cumberland (Trinity) Troop
were also present. The Altar was
draped with a Union Jack, and on either side of the lace Frontal was
placed a Poppy, It was an Impressive
eervice, and as tn the morning one
felt again that "tuning In" of sympathy and understanding.
At 11 a.m. on Armistice Day a short
service of intercession was held in
Holy Trinity Church, conducted by
(he Vieui;
There was a large attendance at the
special Thanksgiving and Armistice
services In thc Cumberland United
church on Sunday evening. A special
sermon was rendered by the pastor,
jiev, J. R. Hewitt. TheVholr rendered splendidly two anthems, "Ye Shall
Dwell In the Land," the soloists being
G. Ramsell and Miss N. Marshall, and
"Praise the Lord, Jerusalem," soloist,
Miss E. Henderson. It has been requested that the anthems be repeated
on Sunday evening next. The edifice
was tastefully decorated with seasonable fruits and vegetables by the members of tht Young People's Society.
The meeting was opened by Mr.
G. Apps, president of the Teachers'
Institute who called upon Dr. MacNaughton to say a few words and to
introduce the speaker of the evening. Dr. MacNaughton spoke very
briefly with regard to the importance
of enthusiasm on the part of the
teacher and pointed out tho results
the teacher's influence would have
on the life of the pupil. He also,
having himself had experience as a
teacher, emphasized the necessity
for co-operation on the part of the
The Minister of Education in opening liis address expressed his appreciation of having the opportunity
to speak to an audience composed
of parents, teachers and school
trustees. He urged, and pointed out
the advantages of co-operation and
also of co-ordination on the part of
teachers, parents, school boards and
other organizations interested in education. He spoke of the efforts of
the Department of Agriculture, the
Department of Public Works and the
Department of Education to provide
inducements for people to settle and
remain in the country districts, and
pointed out the fact that, out of every ten families who moved into the
city, nine did so to enable their
children to take advantage of the
better educational facilities to be
found there.
He emphasized the vital interest
of the people in education, and their
willingness to make sacrifices ln order that their children might have
the advantages of a higher education than they themselves had had.
He had found in the course of his
duties that the main reasons responsible for this attitude on the part of
the parents, were that they wished
their children to have increased earning capacity; to be able to take their
place in a higher station In life and
to enable them to mix with people
who would have a beneficial influence on their lives.
He emphasized the intellectual,
rather than the material value of
education and pointed out that the
highest ideal of education was to put
our young people into that position
where they would be able to make
the most of life. Continuing, he
spoke of the value of education in
building up citizenship, and stated
that although Canada was the most
desirable country in the world—it
was not her vast natural resources,
but the quality of the citizenship of
her people that would make her
great. It was in this work that the
teacher was so valuable. The teacher, especially in the small country
schools was, to her pupils, the highest embodyment of Canadian citizenship. He went on to say that the
most desirable things in life cannot
lie bought with money and that the
way to get the best out of life, was
to put one's very best into it. He
also urged the desirability of using one's own capabilities to aid
humanity, and showed that the parents were equally responsible with
the school teacher, for the welfare
of their children and must co-operate with the teacher, as well as themselves setting the children an example,
Mr. G, W. Stubbs, principal of the
Courtenay Public School, moved a
vote of thanks on behalf of the
teachers, which was heartily endorsed by the remainder of thc audience.
Local Ladies
Form Crib Club
Endeavors Being Made To Obtain Suitable Hall—Expect
To Play Men's Club
A number of Cumberland ladies met
at the home of Mrs. J. Murray on
Wednesday night and formed a cribbage club, to be known as the Elite
J Club. Games will be played once a
j week and the ladies confidently expect
to be able to arrange games with some
■ of tho men's clubs in the district. In
| the event of not being able to secure
j a suitable hall for their flrst game
which will be held next Wednesday,
jthe ladies will meet at the horns of
l Mrs. A. Maxwell, Sr.
J From word given to our reporter,
the ladies got extremely jealous of the
reputed good times the men were having at their crib games in the Cumberland and district league and decided to organize themselves in en effort to have as good a time as their
men folk. Whether thc men will welcome the ladies into tlie cribbage game
or not has not been ascertained, but
one thing is certain, the Elite club will
leave nothing undone to assure a real
good future for crib.
After the meeting on Wednesday
night, the ladies played a few games
of crib, Mrs. Littler and Mrs. Saunders
being declared the winners with six
straight games each. Bounteous refreshments were served by the hostess. Mrs. Murray, following thc cards.
Those present included Mesdames
Covert, A. Maxwell Sr„ W. Davis,
A. Maxwell Jr., C. Walker, Gear,
Quinn, Littler, C. MacDonald, McNeill, Saunders, McRae and Murray.
Veteran's Hold
Carnival Dance
Armistice Night
Jolly Crowd Helps Local Veterans Celebrate Annual Day
There was a small but Jolly crowd
at the Ilo-Ilo on Monday night on the
occasion of the carnival dance held by
the Cumberland Branch of the Canadian Legion. The executive had spared
no expense in an endeavor to make
the annual affair an outstanding one
and lt Is to be regretted that so many
of our own people went out of town
to assist Veterans. Surely the local
organization is worthy of at least the
support of the community on about the
only occasion during tlie yfcur that a
celebration ts held, and it is to be hoped
that the next celebration will be much
better patronized. However, in spite
of the small crowd attending, a real
Jolly time was had. Carnival favors
; and nqveitie* wure lavishly used and
! the up-to-date peppy music supplied
j by the Merry Makers' Five Piece Or-
j chestra added much to the jovial time.
j The dance commenced at 9:30 and
i continued until early morning.
Ilo-Ilo Installing
Talking Pictures
Management Expects To Have
AH Ready Within the Next
Ten Days
The management of the Ilo-Ilo
Theatre announces that the talking
pictures will be in operation at the
local play-house within the next ten
days, providing that all goes well.
Workmen are still busy making the
necessary alterations in the interior of
the building and to expedite their work,
the gallery of the Theatre has been
closed down and will remain so until
the work is completed. There is no
truth in the rumor that the Theatre
will close down during these alterations. Pictures will be shown each
night as formerly, also on Saturday afternoon and announcement will be
made as early as possible of the actual
day on which the talkies will be heard
in Cumberland. Numerous requests
have already been received for reserved seats on the occasion of the opening
night. One thing the management desires to bring to the attention of all is
the fact that in "talking" pictures it is
absolutely essential that patrons observe absolute silence. Anyone annoying the audience or creating any disturbance whatever will be promptly
Neill Wants To
Know If Minto's
Lost Confidence
Member For Comox-Alberni
Addresses Valley Voters
On Wednesday night at the Minto
School, Mr. A. W. Neill, M.P., fo.*
Comox-Alberni addressing a well-
attended meeting wanted to know
why so many had apparently lost confidence in him, as he noticed after
thc last election there had been a
big turnover in the vote cast for
him. It had been said that li o(Mr.
Neill), was a great supporter of the
presont government; that was not
true. Most governments were 00
per cent, right and 10 per cent,
wrong. If hc voted with the government SO per cent, of thc time he
thought he would he striking a balance.
He gave a resume of his activities
in the House during the past yea;'
and said he had not called the meeting because as some people imagined there was un election in sight,
but to keep in touch with as ma \'
of the electors as possible, \\a had
spoken in Cumberland a few week-;
ago and he Intended speaking nt
other places in the riding just i ■>
soon as he was able to. He paid a
great tribute to the departed mil-
later of finance, tho Hon. James A.
Robb. The departed Minister, said
Mr. Neill, was noted for his friendly,
kindly manner. A man who never
put on airs because he was a cabinet minister. Canada had indeed
lost a public servant she could very
ill spare.
Thomson - Statu
Cumberland, Nov. 12.—A very pretty
though quiet wedding took place on
Saturday evening last ai United church
manse when Charlotte, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stant, became the bride of James Thomson, son
of William Thomson and the late Mrs.
Thomson, of Vancouver, and nephew
?f Mrs. R. D. Brown, of this city. Rev.
J. R. Hewitt tied the nuptial knot in
the presence of Immediate relatives.
Given in marriage by her mother,
ihe youthful bride was charming in a
..•own of navy blue satin trimmed with
ideated collar of sand georgette, the
.skirt made with straight back and
pleated front. Miss Bella Baird w
bridesmaid, wearing a gown of cerise
velvet trimmed with cream lace, the
skirt made with a flare, both carried
beautiful   bouquets  of  full   flower
Donald Stewart, of Bowser, performed the duties of best man.
Following the marriage a reception
was held at the home of tlie bride. Thi.*
. able, centred by a handsome wedding
cake, was prettily decorated with
chrysanthemums and dahlias and lad-
n with all the delicacies of the soason.
The supper room Itself was prettily
decorated with pink and white st ream-
is leading from a white wedding bell.
Following supper, toasts were proposed to bride and groom by several
if the guests. Responses were made
>y the principals. Wm. Whyte pcr-
ormed thc duties of toastmaster in
ble manner. Thc couple were the re-
ipients of many gifts. They will take
tip residence In Bowser where the
loom is employed.
Lennox - MacDonald
A quiet wedding of considerable
local interest was solemnized at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dalby,
Cumberlanders, who arc at present
residing at Royston, when their second daughter Floreen Hannah, became the bride of Gordon Robert
Lennox. The bride was radiant in
a gown of blue velvet and georgette,
carrying a bouquet of roses and carnations. Miss Margaret Maclntyre,
of Union Bay, beautifully dressed in
a rose color costume acted as bridesmaid, whilst Corporal Mansell, of
Courtenay, supported the groom.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pa-,tcv of Cumberland United Church, in the presence of immediate relatives and
Shortly after the ceremony thc
happy couple left for a honeymoon
trip which will be spent in Seattle
and on their return will take up residence   in  Ladysmith.
Both the bride and groom are very
well known throughout the district,
the former being a native daughter
of Cumberland, whilst Mr. Lennox
was for a time on the Provincial
Police staff at Courtenay, but is now
stationed at Ladysmith.
Sixty teachers registered at thc
Comox District Teachers' convention
held in Cumberland to-day, all parts
of the district being represented as
follows: Cumberland — Misses M.
Robinson, T. A. Gallivan, D. Cannon,
M. H. Johnson, B. Horbury, J. Baird,
I. McFadyen, C. McKinnon, C. Richardson, V. J. Aspesy, P. Hunden.
C. Carey, P. M, Partridge and Messrs. G. Apps, H. Watson, F. R. Shenstone and G, H. Gower; Courtenay—
Misses. A. Hildebrand, M. McPherson, A. Grieve, M. Duncan, L. Cairo]!, M. A. Allen, R. 0. Stewart,
Mrs. N. Purslow, Messrs. G. W.
Stubbs, J. O. Kirk and G. A. Lundie;
Comox—Misses M, Feoney, E. McQueen, L. F. Smart, R. E. Kitt and
Mr. H. C. Fergusson; Bowser—Mrs.
Knipfel and Miss M. Knipfel; Bevan
—Misses E. Gear and E. Carey J
Minto—Mr. A. K. Smith and Miss
M. Calnan; Tsolum—MisscB E. E.
Adey, H. Cartwrigbt, A. M. Halliday, F. Olsen, E. Conrad, J. McPherson and Mr. J. Bowbrick; Union Bay—Misses M. Mclntyre, F. E
Jones and Mr. William Stacey;
Fanny Bay—Misses I. E. Jones and
M. Walker; Sandwick—Misses I.
MoncrielV and R, A. Lyons; Camp
8—Miss I, M. Ault; Oyster River-
Miss M. R. Walker; Vancouver—
Messrs. R. Straight and W. P. Weston,
Mr. J. C. Brown, Cumberland'--,
Postmaster, returning on Monday
night last from a visit to Victoria,
had the misfortune, when near Duncan to run into another car, causing
it to slip into the ditch. Mr. Brown
was rounding a corner when he became blinded by the lights of a car
and ran up the bank, causing hir,
car to slip hack and run into thc
other, Mr. Brown's car was only
slightly damaged hut the Dunvan
vehicle had to he left in the diteh.
Masquerade In
Aid OfHospital
Jolly Affair Held at Home of
Mrs. John Thomson
Quite one of the jolliest atrairs of
the season was the masquerade party for which Mrs. Thomson, Third
Street, gave her spacious home on
Wednesday evening, the proceeds being donated to the Cumberland General Hospital. Old fashioned ladies.,
clowns and Indian princesses, tramps
in varied costumes made a colorful
array ns they danced or joined ir.
the various games or stunts. Judges
of the costumes wero given a decided
task but gave every satisfaction.
Mrs. R. H. Robertson was adjudged
the best dressed lady, Miss Florence
Sehl winning thc prize for the best
comic character with Mrs. F. Bain!,
Mrs. Tweedhope and Mrs. George
Shearer obtaining the prize for the
best comic group. Mrs. Sam Miller,
representing a hobo was also awarded a prize and several other special
prizes were also given.
Mrs. Tweedhope acted as accompanist throughout the  evening.
Delicious and abundant refreshments were served to the large assembly, over forty being present
and tea cup reading by Mrs. W. Potter added greatly to the pleasure of
the guests. Mrs, Thomson is to be
congratulated on the social and financial success of the affair, receipts
from which were handed over to
Miss Florence Sehl, Matron of the
Cumberland General Hospital.
Teachers' Convention
Outstanding  Success
Deliberations  Opened  This  Morning  And  Continued   All   Day;
Card  Party  Will Terminate Active  Day's Work
The ladies aid of Cumberland United Church held a very successful
sale of work and home cooking, candy stall and afternoon tea in the
Church Hall on Wednesday afternoon. All the stalls reported a brisk
business and all were early cleared
of their goods. Afternoon tea was
also served to a large number and
a goodly sum realized which will lie I
devoted to the funds of the Ladles' |
Welsh Society
Dance Success
Cumberland, Nov. 12.—There were
19 tables of cards In play at Memorial
hall on Saturday evening last when
the Welsh Society held its regular
whist drive and dance. Ladtes' prizes
were awarded to Mrs. Chas Walker.
first, and Mrs. Piercy, second while
highest scores for men were made and
prizes won by Alf. Jones, first and Mr,
Jenkins, second.
The social part or the affair was
looked after by the ladies of the society who served refreshments In the
usual fine style. After the cards a well
ttended and jolly dance was held for'
which the McLeod orchestra supplied
snappy music.
am Davis, Jr., returned on Friday
irom Winnipeg where he had spent
the last month, having gone east Irom
Banff where he spent the season with
the Banff Springs Hotel orchestra.
While finding Winnipeg a fine city and
very busy misucal centre, the lure of
bis native province was too strong.
Alter a few days' visit wilh his parants
■ind other relatives, he will return to
Vancouver to follow the musical profession.
Shower For
Recent Bride
Miss Bella Baird was hostess at a
delightful miscelllaneous shower,
held at the home of her mother Mrs.
J. Baird, in honor of Mis. James
Thompson (nee Charlotte St ant),
whose marriage took place on Saturday last.
Cards occupied the guests for
the early part of the evening, winners being first, Mrs. J. Irvine; sec-
mid, Mrs. J. Stant; consolation, Mrs, j
T. Carney, whilst a guessing contest
was won by Mrs. 'Scotty" Morrison. |
Another amusing game entered into'
with a great deal of zest by the j
guests was won  by  Mrs.  Rafters.     [
During the evening, the hostess,
served delectable refreshments, as- [
sisteci by Mrs. T. Baird, Mrs. Carney,
and Miss M. Hunt. Several solos'
were rendered during thi: evening. |
adding greatly to tiie delightful ev-j
ening. Mrs Tweedhope presided at i
the piano.
Following refreshments, Mrs. ■
Shearer and Mrs. T. Baird dressed;
as bride and groom entered the
room, loaded with parcels, which on
behalf of those assembled were presented to Mrs. Thompson who thank
ed them all for their lovely gifts
and many expression;-, of good wishes
The eighth annual convention of
the Comox District Teachers' Institute got down to real work this morning at 9 o'clock when all teachers
present registered. At 0:15 the address of welcome was delivered  by
Mrs. G. Ker MacNaughton. ■.■hair-
man of the Cumberland Board of
School Trustees who said:
"On behalf of the Cumberland
School Board it gives me great pleasure to welcome to our fair city
those who have so kindly come to
address the convention and to our
visiting  teachers   and   friends.
"When your president asked me
to speak a few words of welcome I
did not know that he was to follow
me and that between us we had just
fifteen minutes in which to speak.
Knowing your president as a speaker, he made a wise choice if he wished to speak fourteen minutes but
this lime let me assure him I shall
disappoint him for he will not have
fourteen minutes to himself.
"This' convention brings me back
over twenty years when I attended
conventions and I can fully appreciate the feelings that many teachers
have of them. There are those who
have just finished normal or U. B.
C. and know everything, those who
have heen through a few years and
are beginning to think they could
learn a few tilings, and, lastly, those
who have taught live or more years
and realize how little they know.
"I don't remember how I felt nt
these different stages but as a normal young girl I imagine I felt just
as our young teachers feel to-day.
But I do remember quite well how
I felt in regard to conventions. After a convention 1 went back to my
work determined to do better and
always obtained an inspiration from
it ond I can distinctly remember how
I always felt sorry for tbe teachers
who just registered and said. Oh,
what good are these conventions
"A group of teachers, if they arc
sincere, cannot meet and discuss
problems of their profession without
being bcriefik't! thereby. Tho teachers of to-day in rural districts can
hardly realize the advantages they
have in regard to conventions and
hearing addresses from educational
specialists. Compare the teachers
of twenty years ago. She miirht get
§150 to $275 a year ,an<l less if she
got her hoard. 1 taught for on-.'
year at $150.00 and paid §70.00 for
transportation as I lived at home.
"Tho Hon, Mi*. Hinehcliffe and Dr.
MacNaughton practically covered
the ground last evening that 1 in
tended to touch but I cannot let this
opportunity pass without emphasizing one fact: if I had the choosing
of a profession again I would choose
the touching profession, not for the
money that was or is in it, nor because it is easy—far from tt—but
because of my love of it and I firmly believe, without any exceptions,
the teacher who takes her work seriously and is working for the child's
benefit is following the noblest of
all professions. No teacher can teil
how far her influence goes.
"May I in conclusion express the
hope that each teacher will benefit
professionally by this convention and
go back to his or her school feeling
that the time and money Spent in
this connection has been more than
Mr, 0. K. Apps, principal of the
Cumberland Public School and president   of   the   Teachers'    Institute.
then addressed the gathering as fol-
! lows:
I "Ladies and gentlemen: My first
! task is the pleasant one of thanking
I Mrs.   MacNaughton    for   her   kind
words  of   welcome.      We   who   know
her know that that welcome is a
: sincere  expression  of  her  personal
interest   in   educational   matters   as
(Continued ou  page three)
Miss Florence Sehl, matron of the
Cumberland General Hospital, de-
I sires to thank Mrs. John Thomson,
! and all those who contributed to the
j success of the masquerade party
! held at Mrs. Thomson's residence on
j Werinesday evening and to assure
j one and all that the hospital staff
j greatly appreciates the interest taken in the institution.
Island Rail
Under Study
Improvi-menl    Policy    Wil!    He
Released at New Year, I). C.
Coleman Announces
Plans for improvement and devel
opment of the EsqulmaU ami Nanai
mo Railway during the coming yeai
will not be announced until aftei
the commencement of the New Yeai
when the annual budget of the Can
adian Pacific Railway organization
is closed, D. C. Coleman, president
of the Ksquinialt and Nanaimo Kail-
way, staled when asked what developments wero in prospect.
Development   of   railway   service
on Vancouver Island will be studied
as a part of the whole railway situation of Canada, Mr. Coleman stated. Ik- expressed satisfaction with
the rapidly expanding industrial and
lumbering activity evident in all
parts of Vancouver Island.
Coal Is King Once
More; Pulverized
Is Big Money Saver
German  Ship  Dispenses With  One of
Coal   Burners
Coal has come into its own again as
an agent to provide steam for marine
boilers, according to the imanimous
verdict of oflicers of the new North
German Lloyd liner Donau, which arrived in Victoria on ber second voyage
i from Europe Tuesday afternoon.
When the Donau was launched she
had four boilers  using ordinary coal
and one equipped to burn  pulverized
j coal. The latter has proved so efficient that the 9000-ton Donau was able
to dispense with one of the coal
Using the three coal boilers and the
pulverized coal boiler, lhe Donau averaged 13.9 knots from Balboa to Los
Nothing  Uut   Praise
Interviewed   on   Ids   vessel   Tuesday
afternoon, Captain H. Qrantz, veteran
N. g. L. skipper, could find nothing
but praise for the powdered fuel.
Its use, he said, is the logical solution for the .shipowner's problems of
economical operation.
The advantages of pulverized coal
over ordinary coal which Captain
Grants listed and which were backed
by the marine experience of Second
Engineer Brendt are  as  follows:
1. Three boilers equipped to burn pulverized coal will do tbe ivork of five
ordinary boilers.
2. They will do the work at a saving
in coal of $50 per steaming day.
3. They could be adequately tended
by one fireman and two trimmers
per watch.
Saving in Wages
The five boilers would require five
firemen and lour trimmers. Wages
on German ships arc $35.00 per
month for firemen and $30.00 for
trimmers, There are three watches.
Result—saving ol wages and food,
etc., for six men per watch, 18 men
altogether. This amounts to $1000
per month and more on a Canadian
ship which pays almost double
German seamen's wages.
4. a single pulverized coal-burning
boiler can be used, and is being
used on the Donau as a '"donkey"
boiler while the ship is in port and
cargo Is being worked. It does the
work of two coal burning boilers.
It sends steam to winches at nine
hatches, runs the dynamo providing
electric light, heats passenger and
crew accommodations, p u m p s
bilges and has steam to spare.
.Much  (leaner
5. Pulverized coal is much cleaner
than ordinary coal. It contains only 'J per cent waste or^ ash. This
drops into the ash pit from the
firebox a:, a liquid of tlie consistency of honey. It i.s pulled out on
the stokehold plates once every
watch, lour hours, and hardens as
it cools to D dark green .-.lap; which
can easily be disposed of.
Neither the master nor the second
engineer could luune any disadvan-
tagi   ol the sy.stem.
Captain Grants declared thai a profitable market tor British Columbia
coal could be developed with the increasing popularity of the new system.
Although he has had no experience
with tin* local product, coal obtained
in Seattle has been found suitable, be
Crushed Aboard ship
A much cheaper grade of coal can
be us'-d. Tiie only stipulation is that
it shall be medium sized lump coal
cajiable of being ted through the hopper to tin' cr;i: hing null carried on
the ship. Tbe trimmer's duty is to
feed coal from the bunker to the hopper and send the ashes overboard at
the end of each watch.
The fireman watches steam pressure and sees that the powdered coal
i.s being forced to the furnace via pipe
at Die proper pressure. He also controls the mixture of air sent by fan
to the firebox.
Other innovations embodied  in the
Donau's construct lon  are  a   new  type
(Continued on  Page Two) PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
ARMISTICE DAY was celebrated in Cumber
land and Courtenay by the respective re
turned soldiers' organizations, In Cumberland the celebration took the form of a carnival
dance, which to say the least was very poorly attended. The Courtenay organization celebrated
with a dinner followed by a dance with some of
the members adjourning to the club room at the
Native Sons' Hall and enjoying the re-telling of
the battles of that hectic period between 1914-18,
Canadian Legion branches everywhere make
merry on Armistice Day. They believe, and we
venture to say, rightly so, that their comrades
who have passed on would have it so. There is
absolutely no value in unending sorrow. The
Courtenay veterans' celebration was an unbounded success—he lped materially so by a large number of Cumberlanders enjoying the dance, whilst
the celebration of the local organization was so
poorly attended that money was lost on the venture.
It is rather early to talk about next year's celebration lmt alter looking in at the carnival dance
on .Monday night we are led to ask. "Why cannot
tlie two organizations combine, celebrating one
year in Cumberland and the following year in
Courlenay?" A combined affair would, we honestly believe, accomplish two things—help to
cement the returned men of the district and assure success to the celebrations, financially and
otherwise. The idea of a combined celebration
was first mentioned to the writer during the summer months by a resident of Courtenay and unfortunately no' more was thought about it until
Monday night last. Veterans of the district would
undoubtedly benefii by such an arrangement and
by the time of the next celebration we hope to
see a combined affair an actuality..
NOT even those who differ radically from the
political views of Rt. Hon. J. H. Thomas will
feel inclined to embarrass him in his valiant efforts to solve a problem which is difficult enough
to tax the capacity of a Cabinet composed of archangels. But Britain's "Minister of Employment"
seems to have laid undue emphasis upon the prospect of Canada taking 600,000 tons of coal from
Great Britain this year. Almost as soon as he
had made this announcement he was reminded
that Hritish coal exporters sold Canada 620,000
tons of coal last year and 834,000 tons in 1027.
These facts prompted The London Times to say
that what the Minister proclaimed as a practical
result from his visit to Canada was merely "an
cho of the past."
In this matter of coal, of course, British Columbia has a special interest. We in this province
have an important market in the adjoining states
on the south. At present hard coal comes into
Canada from the mines of Pennsylvania free of
duty. It is necessary for domestic and industrial
purposes in Central Canada; but about a year
ago Nova Scotia asked tlie Tariff Advisory Board
to put a duty on that coal on the supposition that
the coal mining industry of that province would
be benefited by such a policy. As soon as the
Government of British Columbia heard of this
application, it, through Attorney-General Pooley,
appointed counsel at Ottawa to oppose it with all
the arguments at his command.
There was a very important reason for this.
Under the present tariff policy between Canada
and the United States in respect of soft coal, we
lax imports from the neighboring republic at
fifty cents per ton, and our exports to that country are similarly taxed. Consequently, if Canada
took off this tax—which would not hurt this province in the least—our neighbor would remove
its duty. Such a policy would mean a much wider
market in the Pacific States at least for Vancouver Island and Mainland soft coal.—Victoria
Daily Times.
Meeting Chain Store Competition
Chain stores and thc mail order houses, central district
stores and the numerous branch organizations which have
entered the commercial Held and arc appealing to rich
and poor alike, are changing the whole commercial aspect
for the average small town merchant.
But these chain organizations and large department
stores have no monopoly on up-to-date methods of doing
business. The average small-town merchant can adopt a
measure of the big fellows' successful procedure in his home
town. If, however, he continues old-style methods and
obsolete ideas, the small town store keeper will gradually
slide ofr the map.
It is interesting to study the city dailies and note the
remarkable change which is taking place in methods and
The old style of close-set page ads which thc large city
advertisers used to use have changed to the open style; lots
of white space and cuts. To-day stores like the Hudson's
Bay. use four, six and eight full pages. The ads are artistically set and each article illustrated. The catalogue style
of set up is being followed. The cost must be tremendous
in newspaper space and cuts. But it must be getting results, for the new style of set-up is being adopted by other
departmental stores Thc small-town merchant cannot expect to follow in the footsteps of larger dealers, but he can
profit by adopting in his home-town paper a measure of
the larger merchants' methods of meeting chain store
And there is no method quite as successful as making
it profitable to the buyer to trade with you and showing
him how through thc columns of the home paper and by
practical results.—Okanagan Commoner.
A junior competition, medal play, Is
being held at thc Courtenay Golf
course on Saturday. November 16th,
the lirst players to tee oil at 10 a.m.
Full handicap i:; allowed and players
arc requested to get their cards from
John Stevenson at thc club house.
Thc draw is an follows;
R. Bowie (21i vs, H. Sutton (21)
Leslie Ball '24* vs. Bill Plket (21)
W. Anderton i30) vs. J. Hurford (30)
P. Hurford (30) vs. H, McLeod <30J
R. McLeod (30) vs. S. Wood (21)
«     *    «
J.   Aitken   (18)   won   the   holiday
sweepstake with a net score of GC.
to Nanaimo on Monday,
a a a
A very successful whist drive and
dance was held in the old school hall
on Friday evening last. Ladies flrst
and second prizes for the whist were'
won by Mrs. H. Leithead and Mrs,
Bert Geary. Men's flrst and second
went to E. J. Greig and Mrs. E. McKay, who played as a man. Consolation prizes were awarded to Mrs. Geo.
Davis and W. Peters. The Maple Leaf
orchestra provided splendid music for
the dance.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Glover spent the
holiday week-end in Nanaimo.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harwood are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a baby daughter, born on November 8th.
*    *    *
Rev. J. II. and Mrs. Hobbins are
also receiving congratulations, a daughter having bcen born to them on November 11th at the Cumberland hospital.
Misses A. and C. McKay returned
home on Monday after spending a few
days in Victoria.
Regulations  Regarding   Birds  Reared j
for Table Under License System
The regulations covering the disposal of pheasants which have boon
raised by farmers and others who
wish to engage in this line of business, have heen approved hy tho
Attorney-General, following the adoption of them l>y the game authorities of the province under Mr, A.
Bryan Williams, Game Commissioner.
It will now Ik* possible for those
who wish to enjoy on the dinner
table these birds to do so without
any violation of the Came Act, Tho
rules will require that the bird to
hc used bears on its right leg a tag,
with a number corresponding witii
one reported to tho Game Commis-'
sioner as having been placed hy one
of the licensed raisers of the birds.
In this way there will bo no op-!
portunity for violating the rule laid
down that llu- ordinary wild pheasant  cannot  be sold.
Under tin* regulations, anyone
wishing to enter into lhe business of!
raising pheasants for sale may obtain n license from the Game Commissioner on complying with tbe
rules laid down. Tags will he issued
which are to ho affixed to tbe right
leg of every bird which is to he offered for sale. Every bird affected
over four months old must bear such
a tag .
These tags are so constructed that
they cannot be taken olf and cannor
be used again. They must, moreover, remain on the bird until it is
consumed. It will even adorn the
leg when it reaches the table after
cookinp. It will be an illegal act on
the part of anyone to have any
pheasant without such a hand on
the leg, except such as are permitted to hunters under the Game Act.
The raiser of tbe birds must send
in a list of the tags used, anil in this
wny there will be no trouble in tracing tho origin of tbe bird in case of
need, or in checking up on the transaction.
It is anticipated that there will he
a number who will go in for breeding of pheasants in a commercial
way under the new regulations. Several have started and have taken
out licenses. It is likely that more
will enter the line in another yea'*.
The mode adopted is to keep the
birds enclosed, following their hatching, so that they may not escape.
Large wire enclosures, which afford
the bivds plenty of e::ercise, are provided ,and they are fed similarly to
domesticated birds of any other
The plan Affords persons who are
not hunters an opportunity to have
the pleasure of eating pheasant.
P. P. Harrison j
Barrister, Solicitor, i
Notary Public :
Main Offlce
Courtenny Phono  25S I
Local Ollice :
Cumberland  Hotel  in  Evenings ;
Telephone HER or 24 •
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
King George
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland,  B.C.
It, iiiiik Stciim Heated
ff.  IIEItltll'lELl), Prop.
; Com men
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Dyers and Dry Cleaners
Special family laundry rate.
Orders left at the Ritz Cafe,
'phone 160, Cumberland will receive prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland 150
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.C.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, li. C
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's lialr cut any style 35c
Ladies' hair cut any  style  Btlc
Date of General
Meeting' of Mining
Institute Changed
The date of the general meeting ol
the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy, British Columbia division,
has bcen advanced one week and will
now be held on Wednesday, Thursday
nnd Friday. November 27th. 28th and
29th at the Hotel Vancouver, Thc
change has been made necessary in
order to suit tlie convenience of certain important guests.
At this meeting, all the important
mining developments in British Columbia during the past year will be exhaustively reviewed. Tlie meetings
are open to the public and all those
Interested In mining in the Province
are cordially invited to attend.
Coal Is King
(Continued irom page l.
of rudder, ri new style ol bow. and a
Baiter-Wnch  lurbine.
Bow Gives Speed
Tim shi] a b '•'- I modeled after that
typified   by  Chinese  Bampans.    It  Us
the   ii/.. : ■ Dh   Oi   M lier,     In   appear-
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di'd: tn !, !:  lead of cutting
the waves and shipping heavy se:is
over '!.• foi castli head in dirty wea-
thi r, tl hip ilidea ever the top. taking only spray. This invention, Captain Orantz declares, has added one-
half knot to the  (peed of his ship.
A new patented rudder credited to
Oertz, also adds one quarter of a knot,
Fitted to the Donau's cruiser stern, it
does not pcrmil water to pass between
it and tlie .hip
Dodwcll <V Co., Ltd., are local agents
for (he line.
Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
Est.  1890
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free—
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Box 427, Cumberland
 till the wanted lines carried
Central 'Barber Shop
A.  GATZ,  Proprietor
A full stock of Powders, Creams, Brilliant ine and
Perfumes carried
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
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For five years
of good
When a family residing at
Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island.
was about to leave for England, a gift was sent to the
operating staff of thc Cobble
Hill telephone exchange, with
thc fallowing explanatory note:
"We are sending you this
mark of our appreciation of
the very efficient service wc
have enjoyed on our telephone during the past five
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
Try  and duplicate theie  features of  the
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Heavy   solid   copper   tub   nickel  plated,  self  cleaning   and  of
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Water Action Washing alone.    No moving parts in tub.
Absolutely  rustless  throughout.
Centre drain,  no stopping.
Cut   steel   gears,  unbreakable.
Silent   gears,   and  clutch.
Ttmken   roller   bearings.
V-Bell   Drive   won't   run   off.
Washes faster than any other.
Aluminium  wringer  with  the  guaranteed  rolls.
One-shot   oiling   system.
and a host of other features too NUMEROUS to mention.
All  for only  $169.50 on  easy  terms.
Phone for a demonstration or call in and see this wonderful
machine at the
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Union Buy
Mrs. Wm. Knye, ol Victoria, spent
thc week-end In town, tlie guest of j
her parents, Mr nnd Mrs O. H. Geary.]
Miss Mary Little returned to Vancouver on Monday utter spending a
short vacation In town.
After visiting In town over the weekend. Mr  and Mrs. C. Stubbc relumed
From  Montreal
.      To   Plymouth-Havrc-London
Ascania, Nov, 22
From Montreal
To  Bclfast-Ltverpool-Glasgow
Andania Nov. 22
From   Halifax,   N.S.
To   Plymouth-Havre-London
Tuscania Dec. tl
To Bclfast-Liverpool-Glaagow
Athenia nee. 14
From St. John, N.D.
To  Bclfait-Liverpool-Glasgow
Athenia Dec. 13
Money Orders, Drafts & Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full Information from Local Agents or Company's Office. 022 Hastings St. W„
Vancouver, It.C.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
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Comox Whole Wheat Flour
In Your Next Grocery Order.
Obtuinnblc at your Favorite Grocery.
Bread and Muffins are more satisfying if made with
Comox Whole Wheat Flour, but to get the treat of
a lifetime use	
"The Golden Spread for
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St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade, 4 lb. tins .. 65c
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade fancy glass
jars 30c, 2 for  55c
Vi dozen McLaren Jelly Powders   50c
1 "Wedgwood English Fancy Cup and Saucer .... $1.25
Value     $1.75
Fancy Packet Biscuits, 10c pkt., 3 for 25c
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c tb., 2 lbs. for 55c
Fig Bars, 35c tb., 3 tbs. for  95c
Home's Extracts, Lemon and Vanilla", 8 oz jug
each   35c
Heavy Cocoanut Door Mat, medium size $1.35
Large size   $1.65
Electric Light Globes, clear, all sizes, 10, 15, 25, 40
and 60 Watt, each 35c, or 3 for $1.00
Globes, frosted, 25, 40 Watt, each 40c, 2 for  75c
Famous Okanagan Apples, buy them by d»n nfT
box, Jonathan and Mackintosh Reds, box tytmltXjtj
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
True physical beauty comes from
within and cannot be secured by the
uso of external applications. It is not
our intention to define or suggest stan
dards of beauty, but there are certain
things which most persons will agree
(upon as being desirable and as adding
to the charm of an individual; to these
we will refer.
The carriage of the individual, his
posture whether standing or silting, ts
a reflection ol his general health. The
person who faces tlie world wilh head
t erect and shoulders level is much more
I attractive than is the round-shouldered individual who fixes his eyes on the
I ground. Good posture is an asset of
' good health and habits. It i.s useful
to each individual and pleasing io the
rest of the world.
i    Strained   and   tired   eyes   are   not
beautiful,    Clear bright eyes are the
i settled out of hand one way or an-
' other.; There can, 1 think, he no
, doubt that the continued presenta
j tion of foreign flogs, foreign ideals
, and foreign heroes .even at time*- to
the disparagement of our own Ideal*
is very pernicious indeed in the case
of young people with an undevelop-
; i ed sense of judgment.    This is the
' ' ■■■" ""  I attitude of the  Department  iu  the
reflection of a rested, healthy mind matter and we as teachers should
and body, whether or not they are strongly support that policy. Inter-
shielded by glasses. Clean, regular national peace is tlie watchword of
teeth make for an attractive smile, the world to-day. But subjugating
Good teeth are the result of proper I British ideals to those
diet, of the daily use of the  tooth
brush and regular visits to the dentist. Just as the quality of the teeth
is chiefly determined by diet, so i.s every part of the body a mirror of proper care, as shown by the use of suitable food and the practice of good
health habits. A healthy skin cannot
be secured by external applications of,
cosmetics; it is the product of a healthy |
life and plenty of soap and water. A
pure mild soap is not injurious to the
Bkln of the face.
Expression which determines beauty
much more than physical features defends upon mental health. The individual who looks upon life fearlessly,
who does not give up his mind to
anger and envy, who directs his
thoughts into proper channels through
rood reading and companionship, who
weks thc best in everything—such a
person radiates happiness through his
expression. Beauty truly comes from
Teachers' Convention
(Continued from page one)
  TO THE 	
1 well as thc more formal welcome in
her official capacity.    On your he-
[ the Department of Education in its
wisdom in elevating Mr. Hall to tlie
ranks of Inspectors and to wish him
all good fortune in his new work.
"The success of the Teachers'
Federation in flnally securing teachers' pensions, demands our thought
half I wish to thank both Dr. and j awhile.    This Is perhaps the great
'Ji'r 1
"Oiwt li"
Tre Wik VII."
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ChriiUaoaiind, Oejo, Cu-ienhnsej
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Cila'jcow   BeJInst. Liverpool
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C'hriMhiHaml, Ualo, I opentitften
f.oiH-iii..ic<>h   Panilfj
Itr-haM. Liverpool, (.ilat-gaw
Queens town, Liverpool
Full Particular™ from E. W. Bickle, Agent, Cumberland,
or write C. F, Earle, Dist. Psgr. Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Hanadiaw National
In every sorts of building materials.
Royston Lumber Co.
piinvpc I Night calls: 134X Courtonay
I Office:  159 Cumberland.
Mrs. MacNaughton for the hospital
ity they have extended to the Mir)-
j ister of Education and to our conven-
j tion guests.
"Those  who  were   fortunate   enough to he at the meeting last night
I will also wish me to record our appreciation   of   the   splendid   address
delivered  by  Hon.   Mr.  Hinchcliffe.
We  have  learned   that   behind   the
title, Hon. Minister of Education, is
: a personality closely attuned to the
educational    requirements    of    the
Province, keenly sympathetic to the
difficulties which lie in the way of
progress and wide awake to the dan
gers and faults of our educational
system.   To have heard and met the
Minister is alone, as bills often say,
worth thc price of admission.
I     "We come now to the item 'President's Address' and I am reminded
of the Oracles of old, noted chiefly
[for their ambiguity.    As Mr. Hineh-
I cliffe said last night, 'I've talked as
| long as I want to, now", so I feel
: tempted to say 'The President's address is printed in the programme—
read  it  yourself,  George  E.   Apps,
Cumberland.'     However,   as   these
conventions   nre   sometimes   called
Teachers'    Parliament,    I    suppose
President's Address is like a Speech
from the Throne—a review of thc
past,  an  intimation  of  the  discus
sions, and little of real value.
"I wish first to refer to the departure of an old friend, Inspector Paterson, who always took a keen interest in these conventions. He regrets
his inability to be with us. In his
place we welcome Mr. Gower, who
I believe instituted the first convention in Prince George District.
I "Those who hoard Mr. Hall in this
room two years ago, on Armistice
Day,  and  again  in   Courtenay last
est step taken in ttie interest of the
teachers for many years and is a
fine example of the value of persistent nnd co-operative work. I should
here like to urge that as every teach
or receives the benefit of this work
as well as of all work done in the
past by the Federation, every teacher should co-operate and share the
burden as well as reap the advantages. May I therefore urge all who
have not become members to do so at
mice for in the several matters still
needing adjustment, security of tenure, teachers' status, provincial salary scale, etc., it is thc voice of a
united body which carries weigh!
and not that of the individual.
"A few notes on the programme.
Mr.   Matthews  has  telegraphed   hi?
regret at being unable to attend. Wo
are therefore asking Mr. Straight to
take thc first period.    The demonstration lesson will be taken by Miss
Rlchardsln,   as  Miss  Robertson   ha'
been confined to the house for some
time on account of illness.    Thc social   side   must   not   be   forgotten.,
Meals will   be  served  at  the  Union
Hotel  nnd   the   card  party   in   the
Anglican Church Hall at 8:00 p.m.
"I must point out that we cannot
expect a full course in the periods
at the disposal of our speakers   They
ill present to us the latest developments in their section of their work.
F!ut the real value of any convention is the life and interest displayed in the conversations, discussions,
and questions which follow each subject.     Without   that   we   lose   the
greatest opportunity for profit which
a convention offers.   Will you please-
therefore   remember the   'socialized
recitation' aspect and make it your
"Perhaps the great subject of pub-
' year—who can now forget William  lie discussion now is the question of
, Tell?—will he glad to congratulate  American   Texts.     This   cannot   bo
country as required by many a foreign text book will not attain that
end. It may here be said that the
Department does not demand thc
immediate discard of such texts but
that they shall be replaced as soon
as possible by those authorized. In
this way Hoards are not saddled with
a monetary loss,
Now, as said by one of our heroes at the Prince's V. C. dinner,
'like the Lady Godiva, I am coming
to my close.' May I repeat—Take
part in discussions, enjoy the social
contacts, join the federation and if
not already done—please register,
teachers, only $1.00."
Mr. It. Straight, Director of Bureau of Measurements, Vnncouver,
who followed Mr. Apps, gave a very
interesting talk on "Objective Testing", which was thoroughly enjoyed
by the gathering.
This was followed by a "Demonstration   Lesson   with   New   Canadians" and a short talk by Miss Carrie Richardson, which proved to bo
of great interest to the many teach-1
ers nnd their friends present. Before
proceeding with the demonstration,
Miss Richardson said: "Non-English
speaking   people   generally   live   in
their own little isolated districts or
communities and no English is spoken in the homes of these little New
Canadians, as I have learned to call
them.    I have chosen language for
our demonstration as it is of most
importance.    These children  find a
nvuil, first of all, for a speaking vocabulary.      Authorities   agree    that
language  should   be   taught   in   use,
and   Professor   Sweet   draws  attention to the fact that 'a language is
not the sum of its parts,'    We may
know a great many words and not
be able  to  speak  English.     H.   H.
Goldberger and other authorities say
that the sentence or topic should be
the  unit  of  advance
"We can build up a more complete
and more useful vocabulary by having the pupils use the words in situations, which express their meaning.
'Today, we are going to try and
demonstrate Guian's method for beginners. Francoir Guian developed
what he calls a 'theme' and this
theme i.s a series of particular act?
one general act. It consists of
about ten sentences, copied from thc
teacher and spoken parrot fashion
with actions. This method is equally useful in teaching adults, if we
suit the topics to their needs. I believe the Junior High School is following out this plan in the teaching
of French.
"We should teach first the language that will provide for the immediate needs of the pupil and follow up these parrot lessons by conversational work. This gives thc
children an opportunity to use the
words they have acquired. Every
part of speech can be taught by
this method."
The demonstration which followed
was very well received, a great deal
of interest being shown by all assembled,
Following this a short conference
of  High   School   teachers   was  held,
and   not   the
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
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but owing to our time of going to
press having arrived we are compelled to leave the rest of the report
until next week.
The business session followed tne
High School teachers conference
when reports were received, officers
elected for next term, and the annual school sports thoroughly talked
Lunch was enjoyed at the Union
Hotel and the convention again got
into session at half-past two this af-j
Dinner was to be held at the Union Hotel at 6 o'clock and at 8 o'clock tonight a card party will be
held in the Anglican Hall, bringing
to an end the eighth annual convention of the teachers of the district.
The success of the convention
wns assured right from the tsart,
more interest being taken in thi.'
year's affair than on any previous
at the llo-llo Theatre
November 18th, 19th and 20th
Corinne Griffith in
"The Divine Lady"
SEE the most gigantic sea spectacle
the screen has ever shown! Flaming Frigates freighted with cargoes
of death! A cast of thousands in
breathless battle action!
Adults, 50c.
FEEL the spell of a world-famous
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Adults, 50c, Children 25c. PAGE FOUR
MEN'S, BOYS' & Youths'
PROTECTION — That is what is
wanted these cold nights, and we
have just received our new Fall stock
of Men's, Youths' and Boys' overcoats, which will give real protection
from the cold these chilly nights.
Men's Navy Blue Chinchilla Coats in
all sizes, a special good quality, well
made, will give real satisfaction for
hard wear, smartly tailored, has that
snap to it that makes it (POO CA
distinctive.    Price  .. . .    yLL.O\)
Youths' Tweed Coats in new colorings, the kind of overcoat a young
chap would like.
Boys' Navy Blue Chinchilla Coats, sizes 24 to 28, well
tailored, good material. CC f»fjj
Should vim desire something in a cheaper grade Mens
Navy Blue Chinchilla, give us the opportunity to get
one for you, and we will lie glad to get one for you
from $15.50 up.
Don't Forget Our Leader in Men's Underwear
Turnbull's Shirts and Drawers, all sizes from 34 to 44
and at SI.0(1 per garment.
Men's Tiger Brand Shirts and Drawers, the garment
we will give you a guarantee to get your money's worth
from Shirts and Drawers S2.50 per garment. Combinations, $4.95.
Boys' Combinations, short sleeves, knee length, a
guai anteed garment made in England. Prices from
SI.35 to $1.95.
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Friends ot Hugh Marsden will be
55J55B35BS I11 am t0 leara 'ha' he is very ill ln St.
Joseph's  hospital at Comox.
Choicest Steaks
in town
Certainly we'll cut one for you at whatever thickness ||
you say. You'll find it tender and retaining full flavor |JL
whether you broil or fry it—a real treat in meats,    m
Wilcock &Co.Ltd
Phone Gfi Delivery Daily    ||
It won't be
long now!
i   How about those Winter
°1    Spot Lights, Spread Lights, Fog Lights
Chains for Had Weather
Cumberland Motor Works
B. L. Geidl
Satisfaction Guaranteed     —
Phone 77
24 Hour Service
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown motored
to Victoria on Saturday last, spending
Thanksgiving Day at the Capital. Mr.
Brown returned on Tuesday morning
but Mrs. Brown remained in Victoria
to be with her sister, Mrs. Evans, a
former Cumberland resident, who is
seriously ill.
The choir oi the Cumberland United
Church 'will repeat the Thanksgiving
music at this Sunday evening's service,
commencing  at  7  o'clock.
Norman Hill left for Port Alberni on
Tuesday morning where he will in
future reside.
• •    «
Miss Johnson, of the Cumberland
High School reaching stair, spent the
Thanksgiving holiday In Vancouver.
Miss D. Cannon. Home Economics
teacher, spent the week-end in Vic-
toria and Vancouver.
Misses Evelyn Laing and Jessie Baird
were visitors to thc Capital for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Messrs, G. MacFarland, J. J. Mc-
Cready and Braund, of the Provincial
Government Office staff, spent the
Thanksgiving holiday in Victoria.
Mr. Tilbe. Manual Training instructor, was a 'week-end visitor to Vancouver.
• *    •
Mr. J. Vernon-Jones, of the staff of
lhe Cumherland Islander, spent the
Thanksgiving holiday In Vancouver.
Miss Lottie Dallos was a visitor to
Victoria for the holiday, the guest of
her sister, Mrs. W, Milligan.
Cumberland students from the University of British Columbia spending
the holiday at home included Misses
Jean MacNaughton, Marjorle Brown,
Mary Little and Jack Horbury and
Archie Dick.
• •    *
Miss T. A. Gallivon was a week-end
visitor   to   Vancouver,   returning   to
Cumberland on Monday night.
Mrs. Auehterlonie and Jack arrived
back in Cumberland this week after
.spending a vacation in Vancouver.
They were accompanied on their return by Mrs. Roy Meikie.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goodall and
daughter left on Monday for Seattle
where they will make their future
• •    •
Stanley Mounce was a Victoria visitor over the Thanksgiving holiday, returning to Cumberland Monday night.
Messrs. G, Brown and Alf. McNiven
wero visitors to Cumberland for the
week-end, returning to Bloedel on
Sunday afternoon.
• •    *
Malcolm Stewart was the guest of
Mr. and Mr.s. Matt Stewart nt the
• ♦    *
Miss    Ida    McFadyen    spent    the
Thanksgiving   holiday   in   Vancouver
and Harison Hot Springs.
»    •    •
The Mens Bridge Club met at the
home of Mr. T. H. Mumford on Wednesday night when four tables of
bridge were in play. Next week the I
club meets at the home of Mr. W.
• •    •
Mrs. Abrams entertained a bridge
party on Tuesday night, a most en- j
joyablc time being had by the invited guests, Prizes were won by
Mrs. Kit Brown, first; Mrs. W. Hudson, second; Mrs. Quinn, consolation. Those present included Mesdames Quinn, Hudson, Watson,
Brown, Parkinson, Clarke, Devlin,
J. D. Davis, A, Walker, Genge and
Chas. Whyte.
Miss Florence Sehl was hostess to
the ladies' bridge dub on Tuesday
night, four tables being in play,
with Mrs. John Conway winning tha
prize. Those present included Mesdames MacNaughton, Hicks, Graham,
Mumford, Shortt, A. Nunns. Stevens, Eadie. Cameron, Ross, Cope,
Dick and the Misses Burrows and
Mr. and Mrs. Spence motored to
Nanaimo on Saturday, returning on
• • •
R. Brown, of Matt. Brown's grocery,
spenf the holiday in Victoria,
* *    •
Mr. and Mrs. T, Love, of Vancouver,
have been guests of Miss H. Horbury,
They returned to Vancouver on Monday accompanied by Jack Horbury on
his return to attend university.
* •    *
Miss Christine Sutherland, who is a
member of the teaching staff at Alberni public school, spent thc holidays
at tlie home oi her parents here,
Mrs. Jas. Baird gave her home for a
whist and tea In aid of the funds oi
the Lady Foresters on Tuesday evening. Six tables were occupied and
prize-winners were, first, Mrs. James;
second, Mrs, Elsie Brown; consolation,
Mrs. Keenan. Delicious refreshments
were served by the hostess aud her
daughters, assisted by several members
of the order.   A neat sum was realized.
Mrs. J. Cameron was hostess last
week to thc members of the Thursday
night bridge club. Mrs. W. Hutchinson
was the winner of first prize, with Mrs.
R, A. Robertson gaining the consolation. A social time and refreshments
were much enjoyed. Present were
Mesdames R. A. Robertson, Hutchinson, J. Robertson, M. Stewart, A. Somerville, Ross. J, Cameron and Miss D.
* *    ■
Miss Minnie Harrigan. who is at present teaching at Read Island, visited
friends here over the week-end holiday, returning Monday.
•   •   •
Mrs. Wylie has taken up residence
in her new home on Pendrith Avenue,
recently purchased from Shorty Tre-
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lockner, Mrs. E.
King and Mrs. C. Whyte motored to
Victoria at the week-end.
Miss Beth Horbury entertained the
members of the Intermediate C.G.I.T.
at her home at Lake Cumberland on
Thanksgiving day. A happy time was
spent in community singing and games.
Miss Horbury served delightful refreshments and was assisted in looking after
the wants of the youthful guests b,\
her mother. Mrs. J. Horbury,
Bert. McLcllan returned ou Friday
from a week's visit to Vancouver. He
brought back with him a fine new
saxophone which he will use in orchestra work.
Miss Barbara Phillips, of Victoria, spent the week-end with her
aunt, Mrs. A. 8. Clinton.
Mrs. Anderson, of Nanaimo, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charlto
Mr.   James   Stevens,   who   left  a
week ago for Canmore, returned to
Cumberland   Thursday   evening.
•    *    *
Mr, Lcland Harrison is over from
Vancouver to visit his parents.
• *   •
Mr .and Mrs. Jno. Thompson were
Cumberland residents who spent
'1 hanksgtving in the Terminal City.
• «   *
Mr. and Mrs. Gear and family
were vis.tors to Vancouver at tho
To Mr. and Mrs. Arvo Soarlslo. of
amp 3, on November 3 at St. Joseph's
tospital,  a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jr-nes, of
/amp 3, on November 9 at St, Joseph's
tospital, a son,
•    *    •
To Mr. and Mrs, Arthur Longland, of
.'omox. at St. Joseph's hospital on
tovember 12, a daughter.
In loving memory of our dear
niece, Mabel Estell Jones, who passed away on November 14, 192H.
Fondly remembered by her aunt and
uncle and family, Mr. and Mrs. F.
D. Martin.
FOR SALE—3 acres, 1 % cleared,
IM: miles from Cumberland on
Royston Road, 4-roomed house.
Price for quick sale $550.00 cash.
Apply P. Leo Anderton, Phone 22.
Courtenay, B.C.
FOR SALE—7-roomed house with
bath, Corner Lot .in Cumberland,
for quick sale, Price $1250.00,
Applv P. Leo Anderton, Courte-
ney, B.C.    Phone 22.
la v^x^^EAL0(,s CARE(
f^V   > AND "OUR
■SWur     ■
looks after its meats in a zealous,
painstaking manner. Every ounce
of meat that leaves this market
must live up to our business reputation for soiling quality food.
Moderate  prices  prevail.
I'lione 111 We Deliver
of thc
City of Cumberland
ANY Corporation which wishes to
" exercise Its voting privileges at the
next Municipal Elections must appoint
an agent and notify thc City Clerk ot
the appointment In writing on or before the 30th day of November, 1923.
if .such notice has not already been
filed previously.
40-48 C.M.C.
Corporal ion
of the
City of Cumberland
TM1E Annual Meeting of the Court of
Itcvislnn will sit at the City Hail
on Tuesday, December 10th, 1020 at
7:30 p.m. to correct and revise the
Voters List  for  1030.
40-48 CMC.
Mrs. R.K.Walker
Holds Party For
Mrs.^R. Goodall
Cumberland, Nov. 12.—Mrs. R. K.
Walker was hostess at a delightful
farewell party Tor Mrs. Goodall recently, prior to her departure to make her
Lome in Washington state. Earlier in
Lhe evening whlst was enjoyed, winners
being, first. Mrs. Slaughter; second,
Mrs, E. Brown.
A delicious supper was served at
tables prettily decorated with fall
t'owers, after which the guest of honor
\ as called upon to accept a lovely
repe-de-chlne scarf. Mrs. E, Brown
nade tho presentation on behalf ot"
those present and Mrs. Goodall niade
suitable reply.
Assisting Mrs. Walker in serving refreshments were Mrs. R. T. Brown and
Mrs. Derbyshire, Guests were: Mesdames Goodall, R. T. Brown, James,
./. T. Brown, Westfleld, W. Brown.
Derbyshire Dakers, strachan. Slaughter, Freeburn Armstrong and R. K.
•    *    *
Lady Foresters Meet
Cumberland, Nov. 12.—The Lady
Foresters held their regular meeting
in Thursday evening last, initiating
me member, also accepting one for initiation next meeting. Following the
meeting a "hot dog" supper was enjoyed.
A. W. Neill, M.P,, held a meeting for
this district in the school on Wcdncs-
lay night and interested a fair crowd
with an account of the past year's
work in Ottawa.
Mrs. Barber returned to the valley
last week after a visit to Washington
Alexander MofTat. from Prince
George, was a visitor to the valley over
;he week-end, spending a few days
with Mrs, Moffat who is at present
holidaying With her parents. Mr .and
Mrs, Fred Horwood.
A. Smith, principal of the school,
had his son, who is attending the
University of British Columbia, with
him over the week-end.
Friends of little Betty Wain will be
pleased to know she is slowly improving after her severe illness,
•   •   •
Thomas Miller came home last week
on business connected with the farm.
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
Carnival Dances will be held in the
Ilo-Ilo Hal). A real good, snappy time
is assured. Dance until you're tired.
First class orchestra. Good Hour und
everything to make these holiday
dances the besl ever.
Follow the taste of the crowd - - - everybody delights
in the crisp, fresh wholcsomcness of Mann's Bread,
baked daily in the sanitary oven at Mann's Bakery.
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class Cakes und Pastries
- Vapure -
The New Quick-way ('old Relief
Just a drop or two on your handkerchief—Snuit it—
and feel the head clearing at once.
Vapure—The Inhalant
Lang's Drug Store
When Unexpected
GuesfsArrive /
Send to
Phone 71        We deliver
"If You Get It
at Mumford's,
It's Good."
P.D.Q. Daily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
Leave Courenay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
Courlenay   178;   Cumberland   77;   Qualicum   G4R;   Nanaimo  3
Drive In
Let us look your car over
A car must be in first class shape to go through the
winter without any trouble.   Don't take any chances.
Bring it in und we will fix it up,
Dont' forget those winter needs—
Get Them At
Henderson Motors
Phone 125 Cumberland
Third Street, a few doors from Post Office


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