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FORTY-EIGHTH  YEAR—No.  48
CUMBERI,AND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 1929
PEACE RIVER RAILWAY
MUST HAVE OUTLET
ON PACIFIC COAST
Mr. W. E. Payne, Secretary Vancouver Board of Trade. Gives
Vivid Description of Progress in the Peace River District
Meeting at the Blue Parrot Cafe, the moat backward in development
Courtenay for the first time, members j owing to it being furthest from the
of the Comox District Canadian | railhead. It had a population of
Club were quite satisfied with the between five and six thousand peo-
arrangements made and with ine ex- pie, yet raised n million dollars in
cellcnt supper served. The meeting crops,
wns attended by Mr. W. E. Payne, I     Mr
Secretary of the Vancouver Hoard
of Trade, who gave a very interesting talk on thc great progress made
in the Peace River district, which
was visited last September by a
number of the members of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
At the outset of his address Mr.
Pa*Vne made it quite clear that the
Peace River must have an outlet nt
the Pacific. Thc Vancouver Board
of Trade had always been for such
an outlet nnd he assured his audience that his Board of Trade would
agree to any route, so long as it
came. Where that line had Its outlet was for engineers to say.
The speaker outlined the progress made in the Peace. During
the past two years many settlers
had gone into thc district, 8,290 civilian homesteaders and 447 soldier
grant entries. This influx of people
to the Pence had produced an addition to the population of approximately 30,000 and this total was more
than the total population of thc
Pence at the end of 1927.
During thc recent tour of the
Vancouver Board of Trade it wns
manifested that the people were very
enthusiastic over the returns received from their crops, notwithstanding the fact that some farmers had
to haul their wheat 45 miles to the
railhead. Every farm was equipped
with the most modern appliances
for handling crops and for tilling
the soil. Power machinery has
largely supplanted the horse In the
Peace River. Great tractors work
the brushing machines that cut trees
as thick as seven nnd eight inches
through nnd pull the grubbing drags
that tear out the roots, making the
land ready for breaking, which is
also done by machinery. Tractors
opernte the combines much used In
harvesting as well as the ploughing
and disking outfits. Thc caterpillar
type of tractor is proving very popular. Substantial houses gave an ai"
of permanency and a large number
of the farmers owned their own
closed cars. Pioneering in the Peace
River was pioneering in luxury. The
size nnd fertility of thc Pence wns
truly amazing. It has been giver,
out that there arc 47 million acres
of good land. It was larger than
England, Scotland and Wales combined, and when this great new country was fully developed it was very
easy to see that trade from there
would be tremendous.
Speaking of the further development of thc country, Mr. Payne said
It was evident thnt some plan would
have to be created whereby settlements would have to be made vithin
reasonable geographical boundaries.
The district was so rich and vast
and offered so many temptations lo
the incoming settler to go far afield,
creating in its turn n
demand for
public conveniences. It was no exaggeration to say that settlements
were often from 100 to 400 miles
from transportation, which meant
thc building of roads, schools and
settlements of nil kinds. If th<s condition continued, stated Mr. Payne,
the tnxation question would be a
vital one in his opinion, which might
retard the further progress of the
Peace. The question called for intelligent development of. the settlement of thc country.
Speaking of the fertility of tho
soil, Mr. Payne snid that in lORtO
cases wheat matured 10 to 20 days
earlier than in central Ontario, nnd
barley, oats and vegetables grew
oven more rapidly. Blizzards were
unknown nnd there were, occasion
ally, Chinook winds. Thc winters
were cold, very dry nnd clear skies,
little snowfall and moderate winds,
Spring came curly, seeding being well
under way by thc end of Aprii; harvest commenced about August. Precipitation was from 12 to li! inches
and the seasons were very regular
and well defined. There was also
great mineral wealth and abundnnt
power in the area. The Peace was
by no menns n new country. Fur
posts were cstnblished there in tbe
latter part of the eighteenth century.
The B. C. block of the Pence Riv-
Payne also stated that his
Board of Trade wus very earnest in
their interest in the Peace anil had
spent about $25,000 on their part of
the Board of Trade excursion to tho
district.
was accorded a very hearty vote of
thanks, Mr. P. L. Anderton being
the mover.
LOCAL BIRD FANCIERS
SHOW AT VANCOUVER
Mr. Frank Bond and his son
"Jimmy" left on Tuesday for Vancouver taking with them ten brids
which they will enter in the Roller
Canary show being held this week
in the terminal city. Mr. Bond nnd
his son have been very successful
with their canaries, taking severnl
major prizes at Inst year's show,
feat they hope to repeat this week
Splendid Success
Of W.^A. Bazaar
A splendid success in every way
was the nnnun! November bazaar
held by the Women's Benefit Association in Fraternal Hall on Wednesday
afternoon. Mrs. Mary Frelone was
general convenor and was ably
Concluding his speech Mr. Payne stated by tho president and other
members of the Review. Mrs. Covert
and Mrs. Frelone had charge of the
apron stall where dozens of aprons,
plain and fancy and of all patterns,
including some very new designs
for which every housewife is always
on the lookout, were displayed, and
which were completely sold out.
Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Chas Walker
had charge of the home-cooking, delicious pies, cakes, etc., finding ready
| TALKIES TO START   |
1    DECEMBER 9-10-11 *
After a considerable time of t
waiting,   talking  pictures  w ill  *
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commence at the Ilo-Ilo The-  S sale.   Tea was served at prettily ar
jjj at re on Monday, Tuesday and
* Wednesday, December the 9th,
% 10th and 11th with "The Ter-
j  ror."    Such well known artists
* as May McAvoy, Louise Faz-
* endn, Edward Everett Jlcrton
$ and Alec. Francis will be heard
* in this great talkie, which ran
* for three years on the London
£  stage.
J The management of the Ilo-
*f  Ilo have been to considerable
•ji
* expense installing the talkies
| and owing to thc great ap ount
X of work to be done in the op-
* crating room a little delay in
£ getting everything ready was
% experienced. However, we are
jjj able to announce that positive-
| ly on December 9th, talkies
J will be heard in Cumberland,
jjj Numerous requests have alvea-
sjs dy been received for reserved
$ seats on the occasion of the
X opening and a record attend-
jjj ance will no doubt be on hand
j on the 9th. The management,
X however, would like to draw
X attention to the fact that
jp whilst these talking pictures
jj; are    being    shown,    absolute
quietness is essential and any
young boys or girls making any
noise  or creating any  disturbance   will   be   promptly   ex- %
pelted. jr
*
ranged tables, decorated with lovely
bronze chrysanthemums. Mm. Husband was in charge of this, ussiated
by Mrs. Bond, Mrs. H. Jackson, Mrs.
W. Herd, Mrs. K. Weir, Mrs. McNeil,
Mrs. R. D. Brown and Mrs. S. Davis.
A handsome amount was raised
which will be used to carry on the
work of this Review.
H.S. Students Pay
Surprise Visit
Cumberland. Nov. 25.—Miss Nellie
Jackson was pleasantly surprised on
Friday evening last when a number of
her fellow students ot the high school
arrived to spend the evening. Games,
contests and music were entered into
with zest and all had a most enjoyable
time.
In an amusing drawing contest Wll-
bert Auehterlonie, Kitty Stephenson
and Muriel Harrison captured prizes,
while Cyril Davis was winner of the
guessing contest.
The young hostess was assisted in
serving refreshments by her mother,
Mrs. W. Jackson and Mrs. S. Davis.
Those present were: Misses Kitty Stephenson, Muriel Harrison, Jessie Harvey, Muriel Partridge, Allison Geikie,
Nellie Jackson and Masters Douglas
Baird, Wilbert Auehterlonie, Tommy
Conrod, Cyril Davis, Floyd McMillan,
Harvey Herd, Archie Freeburn, and
Bennle Nicholas.
Drawn Game Result
Of Inter-Club
Match
Games Were Even But Imperialites Had Slight Advantage
In Points
Twelve members of the Imperial
Badminton Club journeyed to Campbell River on Wednesday night and
engaged the Riverties In a series of
inter-club games which were very
even, keen and thoroughly enjoyed.
As far as games went the result was
a draw, both winning six games each.
The Imperialites, however, held a
slight advantage in the number of
points scored, being credited with
209 against 175 for Campbell River.
Following the games refreshments
were served and a few friendly
games indulged in. Following are
the scores with the names of the
Campbell River players mentioned
first in each instance:
Liidiei Doubles
Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Robertson
bent Miss MacKinnon nnd Miss Waterfleld, 21-7; Mrs. Pollard and Miss
Brown bent Miss Fairbairn nnd Miss
Moore, 21-15; Mrs. Crawford and
Miss Boffy lost to Miss McBryde j Motor Works in u talk with the Is-
and Miss C. Carey, 8-21. j lander reporter revealed the fact that
Men's Doublet jit is Just one year ago this week that
Tucker and McNeil lost to Lock- he assumed control of the Cumberland
hart and Wilson, 7-21; Hudson and!Motor Works and asserted that hc was
Ross lost to Brown and Carey, 8-21 j very well pleased with the reception
Brown and Barfleld beat Ash and | he had received from the motoring
Walker,  21-15.
Mixed Doublet
Mrs. Pollard and Hudson beat
Miss McBryde and Ash, 21-15, Airs.
Tucker and Tucker lost to Miss Fair-
Friends Honor
Mrs. M. Mitchell
Cumberland, Nov, 28.—In compliment to Mrs. Margaret Mitchell, on
the occasion of her birthday, a number
of friends and neighbors gathered at
her home and tendered her a surprise
party on Friday evening last. A jolly
time was spent at cards, games and
contests and a most enjoyable supper
was served by the visitors. The guest
of honor was the recipient of numerous gifts and good wishes for. which
she neatly expressed her thanks.
The singing of "She's a Jolly Good
Fellow" was heartily joined in by all.
Those composing the party were: Mrs.,
Miss and Master Allan Mitchell; Mesdames C. Whyte, H. Mitchell, G. McLean, W. Beveridge Sr., Dunsmore,
Richardson, Armstrong, W. S. Wood,
M. Stewart Misses A. Haywood, H.
Horbury and Doreen Bickerton.
Celebrates First
Anniversary
Mr. B. L. Geidt of tlie Cumberland
bairn and Wilson, 12-21; Mrs. Robertson and McNeil bent Miss Water-
field and Cnrey, 21-15; Miss Brown
and Barfleld lost to Miss Feent y and.
Brown, 0*811 Mrs. Rogers and Brown
lost to Miss Moore and Lockhart,
8-21; Mrs. Tucker and Anderson
beat Miss McKinnon and Walker,
21-16.
public of Cumberland and district since
taking   over   the   Cumberland   Motor
Works.   During the past twelve months
Mr. Geidt showed his faith in this town
by installing  all  the  latest  greasing, j United Stat-
oiling and washing devices at the gar-1 Britain and 7.6.!5 tons from Belgium
Cribbage Games
At Anglican Hall
And Union Bay
Last Year's Champions Defeated By 21-15; Union Bay Entertains Nondescripts
A very enjoyable evening of cribbage
resulted from the meeting of the City
team, last year's winners of the Maynard trophy and the local Veterans'
team in a scheduled Cumberland and
district crib league tlxture, In the Anglican Hall on Tuesday night, The
Veterans were out for all they could
get and triumphed over the champions
by 21 points to 15. Following the
games refreshments were served, a
most enjoyable social hour being spent
by the members of both" teams.
On Wednesday night thc Nondescripts journeyed lo Union Bay full of
hope that a victory would be recorded
(or them and thus put them in a better
position in the league than the one the
team has been gracing since the start
of the season.
A real good close game ."esulted. the
issue being in doubt until the last few
minutes. When all games had been
tallied it was found the Nondescripts
had won by a very close margin, the
scores being 19 games to 17. Following
the cards, refreshments were served
and a jolly hour followed, with several
of the players entertaining the assembly with songs and jokes.
Cribbage League Standing
Team
P.
\V
L.
D.
Pts
Vets	
...  4
2
1
1
5
Athletic Olub
.... 2
2
0
0
4
Union   Bay  	
4
2
2
0
4
Nondescripts 	
... 4
2
2
0
4
City team	
... 4
1
2
1
3
Comox   	
... 2
0
2
0
0
Includes gumes
played
this »
eek
The Rev. Father O'Reilly, of the
Roman Catholic Church, has been
holding lectures during the week,
which have been very interesting.
Many of the residents have taken
advantage of the visit of Father O'Reilly and have attended his lectures
each evening. He is a fluent speaker and has been travelling over the
province for some time giving talks
at various plates. His visit '.-j Cumberland terminates tomorrow, Saturday, wftoj he will give hi.-- final
lecture. Tonight, Friday, at 7:30,
he will deliver a special address to
which the general public is cordially
invited.
FINAL REPORT OF COAL
STATISTICS FOR 1928
Publication of the annual report on
coal statistics from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics at Ottawa shows that
a new record output tonnage was attained in Canada in 1928, but that
less coal was exported and importations also were lower than in 1927.
Computed from these data, the apparent consumption of coal in Canada
during 1928 was 34.414.648 short tons,
as compared with 35.aCG.G19 tons in
1927.
Canada's coal output totalled 17,564,-
293 tons in 1928, or one per cent more
than in 1927,   In Alberta there was a
per cent advance in production and
greater tonnages were also produced
in New Brunswick. Saskatchewan and
British Columbia, while Nova Scotia's
output declined 4.7 per cent. Gains
were recorded in the tonnages of lignite and sub-bituminous coal mined
ln Canada while the output of bituminous was slightly less.
Tonnages lost in 1928 through temporary stoppages In work due to lack
of orders, absenteeism, mine disability,
car shortages or other miscellaneous
causes, were estimated ;it 4,915,000
tons while labor disputes which involved 5,578 men with a subsequent loss oi
work of 86,921 days were the cause of
a further ioss ol 272.453 tons.
Canadian coal shipped from the
mines for domestic and industrial con-
Utnptlon averaged S3.71 per ton. f.o.b.
mine, in 1928. as compared with $3.65
per ton in 1927. Lignite coal shipments averaged $3,99 per ton; bituminous coal shipment* brought $3,96 per
ton: and shipments of sub-bituminous
coal from Alberta mines averaged $3.08
per ton.
Imports of anthracite and bituminous coal from Great Britain during
1928 totalled G70.612 tons as against
928.544 tons in thc previous year. During 1928 anthracite Imports Into Canada included 3.203,231 tons from the
526,467 Ions from Great
"MISCHIEF"  WHIST
PROVED POPULAR
A very novel and enjoyable party
was held at the home of Mrs W.
Hudson on Monday night when a
number of the members of the
Court Cumberland Lady Foresters
met and enjoyed what was termed
as "Mischief" whist. Some very
amusing changes were made at eaeh
table, the innovation proving decidedly popular with those attending,
Prizes were won by Mrs. L, Hunden,
lirst; Mrs. Gear, second, with Mis.
Elsie Brown gaining the consolation.
Following cards refreshments were
served.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
URGES COAL OPERATORS
TO START BIG ACTIVE
SELLING CAMPAIGN
Provincial Mineralogist Galloway Addresses Mining Institute at
Vancouver;   Mining Output in B. C Is at New High Mark
Ladies' Cribbage
Club Very Popular
All members of the Elite Crib
club, a club composed entirely of
ladies, were present at the weekly
meeting held at the home of Mrs.
McNeill on Wednesday night when
some very interesting game:; were
played with scores running high.
Mrs. James Murray had top score,
totalling 72*1 points out of a possible 720. Mrs. Littler and Mrs.
Walker tied for second place with
a score of 712 and on the cut of ihe
cards Mrs. Walker was adjudged the
winner of second prize, with Mrs.
Maxwell, Jr., being awarded ihe
consolation. The hostess served
bounteous refreshments after the
games, a thoroughly enjoyable evening being brought to a close about
11 o'clock. New members were admitted into the club last week and
in publishing the names of these
new members the name of Mrs. Kit
Brown  was inadvertently  omitted.
Next week the club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Chas. McDonald.
"Nomads" Crib
Club Is Formed
Still another Crib club came into
being this week when the Nomads
club was formed, the membership
being open to men and women. The
first nights' play was held at the
home of Mrs. Elsie Brown on Phm*s-
day night, the ladies' lirst prize helng won by Mra. Bobba and the consolation by Mrs. Bob Brown. Gentlemen's first prize was won by Mr.
Bob Brown and the consolation by
Mr. T. Rowell. The name Nomads
was given to the new club by the Islander scribe in the hope that the
membership will sec fit to adopt it.
Several names were suggested at the
meeting, but as a decision could not
be reached, our reporter dubbed
them  the  "Nomads."
Vancouver, Nov. 27.—British Columbia mines probably will produce
870,000,00(1 worth of ore during the
present year, showing higher value
and tonnage than during 1928.
This wns the estimate made by J.
D. Galloway, provincial mineralogist,
in the course of o review of the industry delivered nt the opening session, of the "annual meeting of the
B. C. Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy at
Hotel Vancouver this morning, Mr.
Galloway is division chairman of the
Institute.
Northern British Columbia
Enthusiastic predictions about the
potential value of Atlln and other
northern British Columbia mining
areas, and advocacy of the building
of a highway through that country,
FRIDAY NIGHT *
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Maple Leaf Orchestn
siipiily the music und » |i,.mi.
lar local aggregation of musicians are sure to attract a
Iiu-Ko number of patrons. Everything for the comfort und
convenience of putt-urn 1ms
heen done at the hall und a
record attendance is anticipated, tf you must dunce, ilaii^e
In comfort. Gents 75,-., ladies   50c.
Local Girls' Hockey
Team Lose To
Courtenay
Courtenayites  Win   Interesting
Encounter
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Farewell Party
Tendered Member
Of Bridge Club
Mrs. E. R. Hieks very kindly j ave
her home for a bridge with whicli
was combined a farewell part',' for
Miss Burroughs on Monday evening
last. The affair was sponsored by
the Cumberland Ladies' Bridge club.
Beautiful fall (lowers decorated the
reception rooms. Winners at bridge
were; Ladies, first, Mrs. Mumford;
second, Mrs. Shortt; consolation,
Mrs. Ross. Gentlemen, first, Mr.
Conway; second, Mr. J. Dick: .(insolation, Mr. Stevens. Delightful
refreshments were served by the
hostess, assisted by members of the
club. During the evening Mrs. Conway, on behalf of those present,
called upon the guest of honor to
accept a pretty gift, expressing their
regret at her departure from tin-
city. Miss Burroughs mad- n neat
reply, thanking all for their thought-
fulness and the kind feeling expressed.
Present were; Dr. and Mrs. Hicks,
Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. M im-
ford, Mr. and Mrs. Conway, Mr. and
Mrs. Turnbull. Mr and Mrs. Allan
Nunns, Mr. and Mrs. Eadie, Mr. and
Mrs. Cope, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron,
Mr.  and   Mrs.  Jas.   Dick.   Mr.   and
Mrs.  Stevens,  Misses  Burroughs and
Sehl. Mesdames Rosa and Allan,
Messrs. |{. Shaw, I". Pickard, Mc
Creadle, and McFarland.
not very often thai Cumberland is beaten on the sport field by
the Courtenayites but such was the
case on Wednesday afternoon when
;i very interesting hockey match was
played between the local High School
girls and the Courtenay High School,
at Cumberland. The game was very
evenly contested and there was no
score until the Inst quarter when the
visitors managed to bag a couple of
goals, winning by two goals to none.
The visitors well deserved their victory,   combining   much   belter   than
the home team. What the home
team linked in combination, however, was offset by the very determined manner in which all the players entered into the game, making
il very interesting for the visitors.
As in most all games, combination 11
will count and the Courtenay girls
are to be congratulated on noi allowing the home team with their determined rushes, to upset their very
line combination, The visitors' goala
were scored by M, Calloway and
O. Anderton. Mr V. R. Shomttono,
principal of the Cumberland High
School refereed the game following
which tea waa served al thc High
School.
The teami   wero:
Cumberland — Muriel Pnrlridge
(captain). Marguerite Herd (vice-
captain), K. Brown, K Watson, Nina
Shields, I). Williams, M. T. massl,
Annie Brown, C. Iwasa, Allison
Ghekle and  Mary   McMillan
The Courtenay team Included—
Agnes Williamson, Vlolel Fe'eley,
Muriel Lelghton, Margarel Inglis,
Rtitli Thomas, Nora Forde. Margaret
Dunn, (Hive Anderton, Margatet
Galloway, May Tyler. Phyllis Capes,
Span were Robe, ta Hopkinh and
Signic Nelson.
with an eventual terminus in Alaska,
marked the speech of Lieut.-Governor R. Randolph Bruce, who opened
the meeting.
His honor paid a tribute to the
part members of the Institute had
played in bringing British Columbia
mining industry to its present sound
condition. To-day, he said, the
prospector followed the geologist
with a fair certainly of reward.
Higher Pricei
"The higher output estimated for
1029 as compared with 1928 will be
due to higher average metal prices,
as several products will show slight
decreases in quantities produced,"
said Mr. Galloway.
"Copper will show a 5 to 10 per
cent, increase in quantity as compared with 1928, and a much higher
money value owing to the Increased
market price of the metal. Gold,
silver and lead outputs will show decreases and zinc may also be slightly
under the 1928 figure. These declines in quantity output are in part
due to lower grade ore being handled at some mines and partly owing
to curtailed production, caused by
low metal prices in the last three
months of the year.
Sale   of  Coal
In his review of the mining industry throughout tho province, Mr.
Galloway forecast a decline in thu
output of coal and suggested a
strong co-operative association of
coal operators, committed to an active coal selling campaign, aided by
technical research, might prove of
value to the industry.
Profitable   Mine*
Summing up results of three years
of intensive exploration, Mr. Galloway said:
"The result is probably that a dozen important profitable producing
mines will be brought into existence,
and a number of others are developing fairly well. I draw your attention to the fact that five mines are
producing ninety per cent, of our
metallic minerals, and that fifteen
years ago these five mines were either unknown or relatively unimportant.
"These five mines are quite able
to carry our mineral production at
its present pace for some time, and
the expectation of a dozen or more
substantial new mines gradually
coming into production assures us
our mineral output will continue to
xpand.
Changes Seen
"A boom and collapse in British
Columbia mining stocks which has
featured the last three years, and
has captured the imagination of the
public simply illustrates the extension of the sound idea put forward
by T. A. Richard and others that
more money is lust by the public in
the over-valuation of rich mines than
dishonest mining promotion.
"In the last three years there has
been rank over-valuation of mine
prospects and wildcats -a condition
caused largely by the gambling fever
of the public. But 1 assure you this
is only the froth, not the essence of
the mining industry of British Columbia, which is progressing steadily
regardless of slock prices. An Industry, with $70,0(10,00(1 in annual
production, with eighteen pel cent
of this [uiid out in dividends, and the
bulk of the remainder distributed in
the province, la a tremendoui aa el
to the ooo.ooo people of British Columbia."
Altar Society Held
Successful Party
age and by improving the front of the
building which made out of a dreary
spot, a briet and well-lighted building.
Mrs. Margaret Mitchell, of Qua-
thiaski Cove, for many years a member of the W. B. A., visited Mrs.
Miller on Wednesday.
j The ladies' bridge c
I home of Miss Nettie
Thursda
ening,
British South Africa, the Netherlands
and Russia.
In 1028 the average number of employees in the industry was 30,305 asiin play. First prize went to
compared with 29,772 in the previous j Lou Sheppard and second to
year. Salaries and wages advanced to J, H. Cameron, Miss Robi
a total of $43,320,811. as compared with served refreshments during tli
$38,955,907 in  1927. | ening.
uli met at the
Robertson on
tables being
Miss
Mrs.
taon
Owing to Injuries and tUcknesd to
vnrloua membcra of the Courtenny
High E hool bo; occer teem, the
return game with Cumberland boys
bad t'i be postponcdi A week ago
tho Cumbi rlandera triumphed very
easily over their near neighbors and
with bo much sickness in the Courtenay ranks it was noi considered
good    policy    to    proceed    Witli    till
game. The game, however, will take
place at the very earliest date.
Cumberland, Nov. 25—Mrs J, Marocchi. Sr. gave her home lor a whlst
drive and ten for lhe Indies of the
Altar Society of the Catholic church
on Thursday evening of last week
which was a success in every way,
There were seven tables of cards in
play wilh many friends coming later
lor the tea.
Mrs Balagno was the winner of first
prize for cards with Mrs. Carney second, Thc roille ol a lovely dish added
materially to the proceeds. Mrs. Husband held the lucky ticket, Delicious
and abundant refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by lhe ladies
of thc society.
#^#####**-x-#*-::-*-:v-::-X"»*#**-X"X"'-.-#**-x-v;*
er country, stated Mr. Payne, was
"The Terror," 100 per cent. Talking Picture, Ilo-Ilo, Dec. 9,10 and 11
SEE AND HEAR MAY McAVOY, LOUISE FAZENDA, EDWARD EVERETT HORTON, ALEC. FRANCIS, MATTHEW BETZ  AND A NUMBER Ol  OTHER FILM STARS. 1
PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 1929
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED BVERY   FRIDAY  AT CUMBERLAND,  B.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
-^.•',-
RUNNING A PAPER
RUNNING a newspaper is just like running
hotel, only diffi rent, When a man goes into
a hotel and finds something on thr table
which does not si it him, he dons not raise hades
with the landlord and tell him to stop his old
hoti'l. W I! hi r [ly. II.' sets that dish to our side
and wa many dishes that suit him.
It is ili'r n! ith some newspaper readers.
They find an article occasionally that does not
suit them exactlj and without stopping in think
it may please hundreds of other readers, make a
grand stand a id tell the editor how the paper
should b   ■ ■ hat diould bo put into ii.   ll'
an articl   i ted under a nom-de-plume,
this class ni' i' ai i r we mention usually has fault
to find and i    high sounding names rails
the person writing tlie article a supercilious ass.
Thank God, I pi ople arr becoming fewer every
day.
MEN WANTED
Men who are not for sale.
Men who aro honest to the core.
Men who know their message and tell it.
Men who know.their duty and tell it.
Men who know their place and (ill it.
Men who will never swagger or flinch.
Men too large for certain limits and too strong     „...„.. .,
for sectarian bands. .  Durmg thc ?brUm»s Beaso" the"
Men who are not too lazy to work, and too proud '", an ^f Pf"el c°«8««™ at
,     , United   States   Custom   points.     To
to be poor.
Men who will condemn wrong in friend or foe—
in themselves as well as others.
These men that achieve something worth while
and accomplish the grandest and noblest purposes of life.
CHRISTMAS MAILS
FOR UNITED STATES
ensure delivery before Christmas
parcels for the United States should
be mailed not later than the first
week of December,
A QUESTION OF MANNERS
The Manchester Guardian
It is always pleasant to hear that any Englishman is
"proud of his country." even if the reason given for that
pridB seem a little obscure. For instance, we have recently
had a reference to a certain London restaurant written
round thc tact that the King of Spain, in England Incognito, lunched there. Now comes the matter ior pride, "Ai-
though Ins visit was quite unexpected everyone in the room
Immediately recognized King Alfonao'B lean figure und gay.
dark smile. With instinctive good manners all lhe guests,
lealizing that it is not etiquette to leave a room before
myaliy, waited until his departure lo follow suit. There
was no staring and no whispering. Altogether It made
one proud of one's country." People moving-in less exalt-
■d circles might suppose that tlie true politeness would have
been to respect the King's incognito by behaving exactly
as if ho were not there, and leaving tlie restaurant when
one had finished one's meal. They might even think it not
"instinctive good manners" bul snobbery to remain till he
had left.
Personal Mention
Mr?. Matt Stewart entertained at
bridge on Thim
week.     M;  ,   R
winner of firsl   i
Maxwell,   Si'..   <■;.
tion.     Delicious
served liy the  hi
eluded Mesdames
J. H. Robertson,
Maxwell,   Sr.,   W
;- ,   ei ing ot lost
A.    !! ■ !> ertson   war.
u-ize  and  Mrs,  A
:   off   eonsola-
, i hments were
te   •    Guests  In
•\.  Robi ftson,
11. t ameron, A.
Hutchinson   and
I'..
Miss Nettie Robi      u ,
Mr. anil Mrs. F. A. McCarthy,
former residents of Cumberland,
spent the week-end with Mrs, McCarthy's paren
Wilcock.
WEDDING
xhV
quiet wedding,
local  interest.
but of conslder-
took   place   on
Mr. and Mrs. Fred
\Holy Trinity Church
Has Annual Bazaar
i Cumberland. Nov. 25.—The annual
bazaar of the ladies' auxiliary of Holy
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock al the Trinity church held in the church hall
residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. I on Wednesday afternoon last was one
Prontise, of Kerrisdale, Vancouver, of the most successful held in recent
of Mary, second daughter of Mr.!years. Home-cooking and sewing stalls,
and Mrs. Sydney Hunt, Cumberland'prettily decorated with greenery and
ar.d Robert, eldest son of the late ■ plants, displayed tempting wares which
Robert Adamson. also of Cumber-1 were sold out early in the afternoon
land. The. ceremony was perform-Und many late comers and would-be
ed by the Rev. Mr, Munroe in the I buyers were much disappointed.
presence of immediate friends of
the couple. The bride, who was
given in marriage by her mother,
wore a dress of shell-pink crepe-de-
chine.     Following  the   ceremony
Novelties for the kiddies were contained in a cleverly arranged "duck
pond" which did a thriving trade. Re-;
freshing tea was served at tables, prettily  de.orated  with  bronze  chrysan-
Workmen are busy making extensive alterations to the interior
of Land's Drug Store. New fixtures are being built and the dispensary will be greatly improved. With
all these Improvements going on,
business is being ca; ried on as usual.
*
of Mr
from tlie Capital city by a well-known
member of the auxiliary.
Fricin
be plea ed
ing a little pi
ery ami the d>
('. 11. Tarbell will
icar that he is mak-
' ownrds recov-
tate that ii the
improvement continues a little lunger it will be possible for Mr. Tarbell
to be moved to bis home. He is at
present in hospital   in  Victoria.
Friends of Mrs. Clive Banks,
whose husband was badly injured
two weeks ago :tt Lake Cumberland,
will be sorry to hear that she is a
patient in tin* Cumberland Hospital.
Mr. Ranks i- still confined to tho
Hospital :tt Comox, but is stated to
be making good pro-gress,
*    *    *
Mrs. Joe .Monks, of Cumberland,
is a patient in the Cumberland General Hospital. Her friends wil! wish
for her a speedy  recovery.
Owing to counter attractions
there was a very small turnout of
the Men's Bridge club at the residence of Mr. .!. Vaughan on Wednesday night.
reception was held at which only the themuns   which   had   been   brought
Immediate friends of the newly-weds
were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Adamson, on their
return to Cumberland on Thursday
took up their residence at Lake
Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs, I. K, Steven- entertained on Friday evening at a very
novel ami <-: [t yable bridge party.
Each gui I reei ved the name of a
well-known author and a list of partners, nnd no little amusemeni was
occasioned over finding who one's
partner turned oul to be. Prize
winners were: Mrs. W. II, Cope,
Mr, R. Shaw, Mi ! Shortt and Mr.
F. Pickard. Thos< esenl included
Dr. and Mrs. G. K, MacNaughton,
Dr. and Mrs. K. R. Hick . Mr. ami
Mrs. T. 11. Mumfo d, Mi', an ! Mi
J. Dick, Mr. and Mrs. W, 11. Cope,
Mr,  and  Mrs, ns,   Mis.  ■!.
Shortt. Mi i. J I1 C i ■' >•■!!. Mr ■ A.
Ross. Mr . Ub ■■ ■ Edmoi ton, Mr. |
Fred Pii kai I, Mr, Rupert Shaw, Mr.,
Alan Nuni M '' ! o , Graham, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm E idb and Ml i, L 11.
Finch.
Union Bay
Mr. and Mrs. F. Winterburn returned to their home in Victoria on Sunday, after spending the week-end in
town the guests of lhe latter-? mother.
Mrs. E. McKay.
Mrs. C. P. Renwick visited with
friends in Nanaimo during the week.
Mrs, L, Little left on Wednesday for
Vancouver where she will spend a
week's vacation,
Minto
Mrs. A. Moffat and baby left for
Prince George via Vancouver on Monday, alter spending an enjoyable few
weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
| Fred  Horwood.
The water question which has been
a bone of contention amongst the settlers in the valley for a number of
years has broken out again in a new
place and it is a pity In a district
blessed with thc finest kind of water
and lots of.it. there should be any
hard feelings.
C. Fletcher and family have moved
j into the Willis cottage and S. Turner
and family have taken occupancy of
fhe Gray ranch.
Will the two boys seen taking The school children were treated to
rims and tires from garage on Allen I a nice entertainment last Thursday ev-
Avenue, please return same and save enlng when some pictures were shown
themselves further trouble. l-t.  lor their edification.
NOTICE
Rod and Gun
1 An unusually good number of Action
stories as well as interesting matter of
fact articles dealing with outdoor life
appear in the December issue of Rod
and Gun and Canadian Silver Fox
News, Canada's national outdoor life
publication, which is just to hand.
Among thc authors are such well
known outdoor authorities as A. Bryan
Williams. Chief Game Commissioner
of British Columbia: Bonnycastle Dale.
J, W. Winson. C. N. A. Ireson, J. E.
McFarland. H. Mortimer Batten and
Wm. MacMlllan C. S. Landis' splen- ■
did department on Guns and Ammunition topics is featured by articles from
the pens of John Lynn and F, C. Ness,
well known specialists, The department on angling, capably edited by
G. P. Sladcn, holds to its usual high
standard and tia other regular features are of the usual high interest. A
report of the D, C. R. A. matches Is
contributed by Lt. ,lames Boa, who has
been selected as a member of next
year's Bisley team.
Rod and Gun and Canadian Silver
Fox News is published monthly by W.
J.  Taylor  Limited,  Woodstock.  Ont.
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay      •      Phone  25S
Local Office
Cumherland Hotel lu Evenings
Telephone 115R or 24
KING GEORGE HOTEL
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
CENTRALLY   LOCATED
King George
Hotel
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO TRANSIENT GUESTS
DINING ROOM
SAMPLE  ROOMS
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumherland, B.C.
Sold Liquor—Fined
Three Hundred Dollars
Mrs. R. K. Taylor, of Oyster River, was charged hefore Magistrate
R. J. Walker at Campbell River with
Belling liquor and on pleading guilty
was   lined   $300.00   .
Comox
Thr Greatest Radio Value
Ever Offered
ikTWATER
CCF.Z2N GRID
RADIO
ever liccn crcal-
• dealer will gladly
demonstrate
tr:
Raslia ie&ss 5er»»2ce Wimitea^—
VI C TO M *
Mrs. J, Gi I      ■' brldgo
(in Tuc di
Mrs. Qui i A. Clarko, nfter a v, i i eveni play,
Dcllciou in''I
by the hi  :'"-li
tors Edna and   Audrey,   Tl  nic
sent inn Clarke, Mrs,
Kit Brov ' ■ Mm. "•
Parkinson, M Devi n, Mi Abrams, Mrs, W a, K <. D.
Davis and Mrs. Chas. Whyte.
Fanny Hay
Miss   i spent   the
week-end In Cut
Arthur Kastli i rived home from
Vancou' i
Mr. ond Mrs. I n Sr., of Denman
Island, vl I   Fanny Bay
on Friday.
Albert n De  i Bay spenl
the week
ANN')' NCEMENT
Mrs. William  Kenmnri   wishes to
announce   the   i  f  her
sister,  Mlsi   Eva   iloncriert,  lo  Mr,
Charles ButtreBS, eldcsl
and Mrs. C. Buttress,
to take place In Decor,
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VICTORIA, B.C.
Est.   1890
HEADQUARTERS    FOR    RELIABLE    NURSERY    STOCK
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden,
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Unset., Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs In greal variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free—
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Hruce, Box 127, Cumberland
A health talk unci demonstration of
New Method Cooking was held at the
home nf Mrs, C. C, Piercy on Friday
afternoon by Mr. Ware, representative
of the Wear-Evor Aluminum Company.
The talk was illustrated by lantern
slides.
On Friday evening a whist drive
and dance were held in the Comox
Community Hall. There were thirteen
tables in piny. The prizes were won
as follows: ladi:s, flrst, Miss M. Knight;
second, Mrs. A. Woods; consolation.
Miss E. Owen; gentlemen, flrst. W.
Smith; second. Rev. A. W. Corker;
consolation. J. Thorlmbert. The McLeod orchestra provided the music for
the dance held after supper.
Miss Olive Kerr and Miss Vivian
Jones, ol Vancouver, were week-end
guests of Miss R. Kerr.
Alex. Mai shall, of Nanaimo, was a
week-end guest in Comox.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pollock and family returned en Friday after a holiday
spent in Victoria.
Mrs. R. T. Cooper, of Sandwick, was
the guest of Mrs, L. R. Cliffe for a few
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holmes had with
them last week their son, James, of
Vancouver.
GuEqberlapd
ommerclal   II t\\t>\       Hate*
lendquarten '^Jwlj'wl   Kensnnnbie
ACCOMMODATION TUB HEST
Idioms Steam Honied
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
STAR LIVERY STABLE
^<2&&'^rar2e^z&'es2>z>ttag3&32gseg3isgg». .
TOILET PREPARATIONS FOR LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN
all thu wanted lines carried
,n of Mr
wedding
Central barber Shop
A. GATZ, Proprietor
A full slock of Powders, Creams, lirilliantine and
Perfumes carried
RAZORS AND RAZOR BLADES
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
It took four
days
to get the
party
Working persistently on a
telephone call from New Westminster lo Vancouver, recently,
il took operators four days to
Hnd the party wanted, but they
didn't give up until thc call
was put through.
The call was for a man who
maintains an office in Vancouver, but who does not visit that
office daily. Connection was
finally made Willi him at his
New Westminster residence,
and as It then became a
"local" call, from one party in
New Westminster to another,
tho telephone company did not
derive a cent of revenue for the
four days' work.
It. C TELEPHONE CO.
Canadian
Service
Chxistmas Sailing
From Halifax,  N.S.
To   Plymouth-Havre-Londoti
Tuseanlii Dec. ft
To  Belfast-Liverpool-Glasgow
Athenia Dec. 14
Krom St. John, N.B.
To   Belfast.Liverpool.Glasgow
Athenia Doc. 13
Money Orders, Drafts & Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full Information from Local Agents or Company's Office. C22 Hastings St. W„
Vancouver, B.C.
SCOTTISH LAUNDRY
FIRST CLASS WHITE
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Dyers and Dry Cleaners
Special   family   laundry   rate.
Orders  left  at   the  Ritz  Cafe,
'phone 150, 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.
The GEM
BARBER SHOP
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. G.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any stylo 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 60c
24 TELEPHONE 100
TAXI
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
I^BgromsTOlssg &&&$mmmww!!®i$ wsmiiimMMBiBEB]
Try and duplicate these features of the
World's Greatest
Gainaday Electric Washer
at anything   like  the PRICE
Heavy   solid   copper   tub   nickel   plated,   self   cleaning  and   of
| the thermo type composed of dead air apace between tub and
'': cabinet.
1 Water Action Washing alone.    No moving parti in tub.
2 Absolutely rustless throughout,
■\ Centre drain, no stopping.
•Jj Cut  steel  gears,  unbreakable.
v Silent gears, and clutch.
J Timken roller bearings.
;\ V-Belt   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
a machine at the
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
i
'. JjUJiUnUltLKlDj jGlTuJSi". luilift \ULiili LUL JLiliu ~.'S JUi iul Uit JJi 5 ij ''"jjjj'j >IU"lib"?LU £.'. jSj Sfiffij]
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL PLUMBING   [
AND REPAIR WORK.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
^x*ar^-im?x:xm~7,im-'r,
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\
DON'T FAIL TO INCLUDE |
Comox Whole Wheat Flour
In Your Next Grocery Order.
♦
Obtainable 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	
I COMOX CREAMERY BUTTER
'm^&KZzmsz:amm*;:2m*z     "The Golden Spread for      zzmszzmmzxmEZsmGzSe
Whole Wheat Bread"
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2i)th, 1929
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PAGE THREE
1°
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MATT BROWN'S GROCERY
- Specials -
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade, 4 tb. tins .. 65c
St. Lawrence, pure Orange Marmalade fancy glass
jars 30c, 2 for   55c
Yi dozen McLaren Jelly Powders   50c
l'Wedgwood English Fancy Cup and Saucer .... $1.25
Value  $1-75
EXTRA SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY       d»-|   OP
SELLING    «Dl.t>«J
Fancy Packet Biscuits, 10c pkt., 3 for 25c
Crisp Lemon Snaps, 30c Ib„ 2 lbs. for 55c
Fig Bars, 35c lb., 3 lbs. 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 Sjl.00
Globes, frosted, 25, 40 Watt, each 40c, 2 for 75c
Famous Okanagan Apples, buy them by fljrt £*T
box, Jonathan and Mackintosh Reds, box *S>tU*\jO
HEALTH SERVICE
ofthe
Canadian Medical Association
• a very broad statement but ncverthe- up three beautiful little lakes without would give our Minister of Public
less lt is true. Without keeping your change, being all connected. These J Works a ten dollar bill and gel him to
readers in suspense as to the shortest ■ lakes are teeming with fish during the build the Cumberland-Albcrni road,
route I will tell them immediately that, whole period of the season from March {the one which is most needed There
it is from the city of Cumberland via to November. This part of the jour-j is as much sense to the price of the
Comox Lake a distance from the town'ney can be done In two hours easily, one as the other,
of two and a half miles, thence from j You may rest thru for lunch or supper,
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
SHOULD I HAVE AN X-RAY?
j It Is quite evident that many per-
Isons have the idea that in almost ev-
fery condition from which the human
I body suffers, an X-Ray examination is
• required to enable the doctor to un-
I derstand the case. It is also apparent
| that there exists a popular idea that
j by means of the X-Ray, the physicians
can see all parts of the inside of the
body and study their action just as
clearly and simply as he views the skin
with his eyes.
The majority of those who enter a
doctor's offlce, whether because they
are 111 or because they want to keep
well, can be examined thoroughly and
satisfactorily by the doctor's using such
'instruments as are found in any pro-
' perly equipped offlce and making such
, tests as can be made, with his ordinary equipment, by any qualified physician.
I When the ordinary procedures are
'inadequate for a particular case, and
when the doctor believes that certain
special examinations or tests will be
of assistance, he will not hesitate to
so   inform   his   patient.    The   public
there on. more-of which I will teli you
later on.
Some eager writers around the Courtenay district would and do try to make
people believe that they are the closest to this famous park, though it may
be that some of them think that the
should understand that, in any case, | Forbidden Plateau ts the park. Be
a diagnosis of disease is not made by j that as it may they are mistaken again,
special tests. X-Ray or other excimina- From Courtenay on the highway and
tions. What the.se do is to supply ad-'lakes and trails to Buttles Lake is ap-
ditional information whicli the doctor .proximately 72 miles. From Courtenay
considers, together with the other facts j over the Forbidden Platenu to thc park
area is about 22 miles through a rough
as the case may be. then another hike
of four or five miles to Deep Lake, another fisherman's paradise in the heart
of the park.
it is significant that the provincial
government at the last session of the
The Cumberland-Alberm road, if
built, would be the solution of a road
to the park, as this road would follow
down Comox Lake, ten miles of road
from the head of Comox Lake would
take you to the centre. This is one
road that should be advocated for the
legislature voted S335.000 to buy back {benefit of the whole district aud the
timber lands in this area. West Coast as well, making a trianu-
'ar tour of the most scenic part of the
CHRISTMAS SAILINGS
  TO THE	
OLD COUNTRY
HOOK NOV' TO CE'» CHOICE ACCOMMODATION
THROVCH SERVICE TO THE SEABOARD
From
I'oat
Date
To
Mont rent
"Andania"
N'ov  i'2nd
(ihsBow. Betfftit, Liverpool
Moll trail
Nov 23iid
riyi-mtli, Havre, London
G-fiisKow, Helium, Liverpool
Nov 33rd
lUlifai
"Oars, U"
Nov asth
Cliristitiiisntul, o*lo, Copenhagen
Halii-ti
"StaTongwHord1
Nov iifith
Bergen, Stavnnjor, Onto
Quebw
flftliiu
"Mesnnflc"
Nov 28th
Uhi-uow. Ifi-lf-ist. Liverpool
tlnlifai
l>PC     Mil
Queenitov/n, Cherbourg, Bremer
Hnlifai
"Tuioanin"
Doc     Utli
ilalilat
Doe,   Oth
Qusenitown, Livorpoo'
ilalirai
Dec.    Dth
Halifax
"Iredurik VII."
Doe,   Oth
Christ in nsn ml. Unit), LonenLaeen
Halifai
Due.    Uth
Copei'lio-uu, Daniia
[Ulifai
Dec    Utli
Hn.itai
"Hnltio"
Due.  10th
Ful! Particulars from E. W. Bickle, Agent, Cumberland,
or write C. F. Earle, Dist. Psgr. Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials.
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS   DOORS,
SHINGLES,
KILN  DRIED FLOORINGS
AND FURNISKNQS.
WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHORT
NOTICE WITH REASONABLE CHARGES.
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited
CUMBERLAND, B. C
punvpc J Niglit calls: 134X Courtenay
nuiiua | 01j|ce.  159 Cumberland.
RILEY'S TRANSFER
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
EF     PROMPT ATTENTION     "^
David Hunden, Jr,
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
Correspondence
The Editor.
Cumberland Islander.
Mr. Editor.—If you can find a space
in your valuable paper I would like to
j say a few words in regard to different
I writings I have been reading from
time to time, in fact for the last two
or three years. Before we start I want
■it made known that I am not in the
' habit of writing to newspapers. Therefore, if my language does not seem the
best I want your readers to overlook
this part of it.
j The subject I wish to speak of, is
the different writings, as I said before,
given to newspapers pertaining to this
district and especially to the position
of Strathcona Park.
It seems to me there have been a
lot of inaccuracies written about this
park. In fact, I remember some time
back when one writer referred to finding the evidences of Capt. Buttle's
camp on Buttles Lake, when what that
party evidently did find if they were
at the upper end of the lake was the
: old site of the Paramount Mining company who operated there in 1921; this
'is only my own opinion. There are
stil others who visit this district go up
to Forbes' Landing and on to Upper
Campbell Lake, go back and write
about their trip to beautiful Strathcona Park, when in reality they are
miles away from it. This mistake is
not only made by outsiders but by a
which he lias gathered irom his questioning of tho patient and the results
of the examination whicli he himself
has made. Physicians do not make a
diagnosis on one symptom or one test
or on what is shown by an X-Ray, but
upon the accumulation or all the findings,
The X-Ray i.s, in many cniiciiiiaiis.
a most valuable aid to the physician.
It has increased its field oi' usefulness,
but it still has certain limitations, and
its use and the interpretation of its
findings are not as simple as is commonly thought, It seems necessary to
refer to tliis because it is apparent that
some persons rather fee! they have
been cheated when their physcltan does
not order them to have an X-Ray.
Physicians know when special tests
and examinations are needed, and they
will use them when they judge ihem
to be necessary.
great lot of the people who are residents of cur own district.
Following tiie highway as far as Upper Campbell Lake (if you could stiil
call It a road after you pass Snake
Lake) we are still fourteen miles from
the source of Campbell River, which
is Buttles Lake. From there you have
about seven miles to go up tlie lake
before you hit the boundary of the
Park. There is no doubt thai the beautiful country you go through, or. at
least did go through at one time, from
the Quinsam River to Forbes' and Upper Campbell, not forgetting Elk Falls,
has led many people to think they
were in Strathcona Park aud may I
venture to say if the government of
that time when the park was laid out
had any foresight this country we pass
through should have been that park
area instead of—what? A lot of snow
clad mountains that could look after
themselves. It Is too late to think of
It now.
While passing on let me say anyone
who went through that beautiful country fifteen or twenty yeans ago and go
through it now would feel like calling
It their last trip and the logging companies are not through with it yet. In
expressing my feelings of this part I
am getting away from the subject I
was going to talk of.
Writers of late have been laying
great stress on which part of the district is closest to Strathcona Park. I
have not read any yet who are correct.   This may seem to some people
country of two days' hard travel. The
first part of the journey is a good
day's travel to Gosse Lake, and, by
the way, I also read that some people
around Courtenay want this name
changed to Helen Lake; tliis because
a young lady from Victoria visited
there. Of course she was the nelee of
the Lieutenant-Governor of B. C,
Why the change? Who knows bul
what the name Gosse may have belonged to a very prominent person also.
The second day's journey is another
ten miles or more taking you to the
real part of the Plateau in the neighborhood of Brown's claims but not ln
the best part of the park yet. To get
any real view you have to climb Mount
Albert Edward, another 2000 or more
feet to get a good view from the E. &
N, Railway lands mark, generally called the Cairn. Remember that this is
all with pack horses outside of the!
Mount Albert climb.
Here is where Cumberland comes in |
and I am not trying to knock the
boosters of our neighboring city, only
trying to give an accurate statement
to the people of the shortest way to
Strathcona Park. As I have stated
before. Cumberland is only two and one
half miles from Comox Lake, the only
misnamed lake in the whole district,
as it is very misleading, being ten miles
from Comox. The name should be
Lake Cumberland and I believe there
are good grounds to expect that It
will be changed in the very near future. |
Any old hunter or young hunter for
that matter, who hails from Cumberland (and there are many, judging
from the membership of the Rod and
Gun Club whicli boasts a membership
of over two hundred locally* can take
anyone who can hike up Quartz Creek
Mountain to the look-out as it is called in two hours and a half easily. Several of these people and names can be
furnished (thought I am not advertising guides* can take a party up the
Cruickshanks River to the place of two
days' journey from Courtenay in about
eight hours. Again, there is another
route that will take you tu the heart
of the park in less than eight hours.
This one can be accomplished by going up Comox Lake to the head as it
is called. Mr. Reese can take you there
in thirty minutes. Thence a walk ol
four miles easy going, school children
do it in an hour and fifteen minutes.
many do it in an hour. Thence by
boat (Mr. Reese can supply these loin
Another proof that we are the closest to the park is that Mr. Reese and
a prominent farmer of Comox made
the trip home from the top of the
Glacier to the foot of Comox Lake in
ten hours.
I also notice that there are some
people aggltatlng for a road to the top
of Mount Albert Edward and one writer says it can be done for $150,000. I
wish   some   ot   our   wealthy   citizen
Island. This road may seem expensive but if it was even made a toll
road lor the period of tliree years it
[is my firm belief thath it would pay
for Itself in that time.
In concluding I say let the district
and Alberni district wake up and advocate this road for we all have a
great heritage right at our door.
ALEX.   MAXWELL,
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 1929
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Mr. Amos Lobley, nf Nmiaimo,
formerly resident here, is spending
a holiday at the head of Lake Cum-
Iierland on a hunting trip. Mr. Ed.
Hunden  accompanied him.
Miss Ethel Jones, of Nanaimo, visited her sistor, Mrs. H. Devlin, on Sunday.
* a      a
Mrs, J. L. Brown, we are sorry to
learn, h a patient in Cumberland General Hospital, as is also Mrs. Ed. Anderson .of Union Bay,
•   •   •
I Mrs. John Stant was a visitor to
| Bowser during the week, the guest of
ihcr daughter. Mrs. Jas. Thomson, who
| has taken up residence there.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Abrams motored to
Nanaimo on Saturday to attend the
funeral ol their uncle, the lute Mr.
Stephen Coburn, on old-time resident
of Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bennie motored
to Deep Buy on Sunday on a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. C. Stockand,
A sale uridcr seizure of the stock and
fixtures of the grocery recently known
as "Tl e Dairy" lias been carried on
, durinti the last few days with R. Hassell in charge.   All was sold out by the
: week-end.
R. Isaacs has been busy during the
; past few days cutting and preparing
for shipment Christmas trees that will
'make more like a real Christmas those
l places where these trees are not grown.
* *    •
Mr, and Mrs. Mumford returned on
i Tuesday evening from Victoria by auto
alter a few days' visit there.
j Mrs. Hannah Slaughter, Grand Chief
of the Pythian Sisters, paid an official
visit to the local temple on Wednesday last. She gave a resume of the
work of the order to a large attendance of members. Following the meeting a whist drive was held when ten
tables were occupied. prizes going to
Mrs. King, first lady; Mrs. Dunsmore,
second. The men's prizes also went
to ladies, substitutine: fust. Mrs. Morello; second, Mrs. S. Robertson. Each
person attending was presented with a
ticket ou entering and from these a
drawing took place, Mrs. V. Frelone
holding the number drawn. Ladies of
the Temple served refreshments.
Thc W. A, of Royston t ci on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Whitehouse with an attendance of fifteen members. Plans were made for
the usual distribution of hampers to
thc needy and other Christmas work
which tliis energetic body of women
undertakes. The hostess served re- j
frcshments and a social hour followed, j
Mr. and Mrs. T. Eccteston, Sr., who,
formerly resided here but who have |=|j
made their home in Black Diamond, §=
Wash. for the last couple of years, ar-' si
rived here by motor early last week to =
visit their son Thomas and family, fp
They left for home on Thursday 55
morning. I g=5
Miss Eunice Bonora, who has been; =
dangerously ill following an operation ! p=
is now making steady progress toward; fp
recovery. Little Marie Buchanan, who | pi
also underwent an operation last week ' j=
for appendicitis, is doing well. Both 11|§
are confined to Cumberland General • s|
Hospital. j 55
Mrs. T. H. Williams. Dunsmuir ave-
I nue, was a charming hostess at the
tea hour on Friday last. Pink and
white chrysanthemums were effectively
used in the reception rooms. Those
present included Mrs. Jas. Dick, Mrs.
E. W. Bickle, Mrs. Thos, Graham, Mrs.
John Frame. Mrs. C. J. Parnham. Mrs.
Ceo. K, MacNaughton and Mrs, E. R.
Hicks.
The drawing for the Chevrolet Touring car which should have taken place
some time ago at the Eagles' Home,
for the benefit of a Cumberland widow
and her family will positively take
place this Monday, December the 2nd.
at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre.
Mrs. L. M. Graham and son Francis
left on Tuesday morning for Harrison
after spending the past three weeks
with Mrs. Graham's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Newman.
• •    •
Mr. R. C. Lang left for Port Alberni
on Monday night, returning the following day.
• *    •
Bill Bennie was the victim of an accident at No. 4 mine last week, receiving painful injuries to the face.
•   •   •
A large attendance greeted the Ladies Auxiliary to the Eagles at their
whist drive at Memorial Hall on Saturday evening. There were 22 tables
In play, Mrs, W. Beveridge and Miss
D. Frelone were winners of flrst and
second prizes respectively in the ladies'
division. Frank Monaco and Harry
Ellis carried oil honors in the men's
section. The ladies of the order served
abundant and delicious refreshments.
A dance followed which was kept up
till midnight, music for which was supplied by Jimmy Walker's Maple Leaf
orchestra in snappy style.
Mrs. V. Frelone entertained a few
friends on Friday evening at whist
when Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Balagno
carried olf the prizes with Mrs. Elsie
Marocchi gaining the consolation. After the serving of a delightful tea, Mrs.
Murray added to the enjoyment of the
evening by reading the tea-cups. Those
present were Mesdames Schmidt, E,
Marocchi, McMillan. Balagno, Aspesy,
Francescini, Murray, V. Frelone and
Misses V. Murray and D. Frelone.
Mr. J. Delaney and Mr. H. Mitchell
left this morning for their homes
in Nanaimo, after spending the past
three weeks in Cumberland surveying the new right of way for the
Canadian Collieries. Mr. King, another member of the party, will
leave for his home on Saturday
morning .
Messrs. Carl Coe and D. Galliazzi
motored to Nanaimo ou Saturday last,
returning to the city on Sunday.
• •   •
Mr. Max Summers, of Vancouver, arrived in Cumberland on Tuesday and
joined the staff of Lang's Drug Store.
• •   •
Mr, Earl Bunson. of Vancouver, was
a visitor to Cumberland on Wednesday,
returning the same day. During his
short stay in Cumberland he was the
guest of Mr. J. Vernon-Jones,
• •    a
Mr. Malcolm Elliott, of Lang's Drug
Store left on Tuesday for Port Alberni
where he will reside in future,
• * •
A new and hitherto unknown route
across the Rocky Mountains has been
discovered through a pass into British
Columbia over the western boundary
of Jasper Park. Alberta.
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JUST ARRIVED
| Frelone—To Mr. and Mrs. L. Frelone,
at thc Cumberland General Hospital
on Saturday. November the 23rd, a son.
Hnffheinz—To Mr. and Mrs. G. Holl-
helnz, at the Cumberland General
Hospital on Sunday. November the
24th, a daughter.
I Oucllette—To Mr. aud Mrs. G. Ouel-
! lette, at the Cumberland General Hos-
. pital on Tuesday. November the 28th,
:a son.
! To Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Longland,
! of Comox, on November 23rd. ■■. daugh-
| ter.
The many friends of Mrs. R. Coe will
regret to learn of her sad bereavement
in the death on Monday at Los Angeles,
of her sister. Mrs. Cade Selvy. Mrs.
Sslvy had successfully undergone a
vary serious operation several days ago
and word had been received by Mrs.
Cue that she was making good progress towards recovery. News of her
death came therefore as a very great
shock. Many Cumberland people will
remember Mrs. Selvy, who visited her
sister here, making a prolonged stay,
a few years ago.
Lang's Cream of Lilies    j
Obtainable only at the place of manufacture.
Lang's Drug Store
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
Corporal ion !
of the ;!
City of Cumberland I
VOTERS LIST j
ANY Corporation which wishes to I,
exercise its voting privileges at the J
next Municipal Elections must appoint! j
an agent and notify thc City Clerk of j •
lhe appointment In writing on or be-1J
fore the 30th day of November, 102H, 11
If such notice has not already been |.
filed previously. I.
W. H. COPE       I I
48-48 C.M.C. I j
Old Time
Christmas Dinner
But you must have Quality Foodstuffs to make that
possible. You will find at Mumford's Grocery a selection that is most inviting at prices that are especially
pleasing.
Mumford's Grocery
Corporation
of thc
City of Cumberland
COURT OF REVISION
'PHE Annual Meeting of the Court of
Uevision will sit at the City Hall
on Tuesday, December loth, 1923 at
7:30 p.m. to correct aud revise lhe
Voters List for 1930.
W. a. COPE
40-48 C.M.C.
Phone 71
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You will be served in a manner
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Phono  111 We  Deliver
A Monster
DANCE
will be held in the
ILO-ILO   HALL
Cumberland H
FRIDAY NIGHT j
November the 29th m
commencing at il :30 El
J. Walker's Maple Leaf Orchestra       I
will supply the music [=|j
Fruit
Cake
If you are a genuine    ,AV j
vote     \»V*'
epicure    you'll
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Christmas Fruit Cake    "\
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family, an
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Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
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