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Array •v     Janl.3
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER *
With which is consolidated the t iinilierlaml News.
FORTY-THIRD YEAR—No. 26.
CUMBERLAND,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA SATURDAY. JUNE 28, 1924. <*n«^r>       SUBSCR.PTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
City Fathers Hold Lively Session
Aldermen Hurl Harsh Words
Across Table—Nobody Hurt
DOUBLE ATTRACTION
AT ROYSTON COURT
W. H. COPE RECEIVES
POLICE POSITION
The City Council held a remarkable I domed by Fouracre as    being    taxes
session   on   .Monday.      Fancy   names j paid  for the  year  1923  only, others
between   members   of    the     Council   (that Is, taxes for 1922) In dispute,
seined to lie the order of the evening |    There should be no dispute what-
whon   Aid.   Thomas   Mordy   declared   ever.      It you  have  paid  the  taxes
himself to be ill fighting trim.      He
said  the  last Council meeting  made
him  foci  sick,  bul   that  sick  feeling
had vanished and he was now ready
for   action.      Aid,   Mordy    lost    his
temper and accused each of the other
Aldemen, with the exception of Aid.
Jeffrey wlio bad been members ot the
1923 Council, with deliberate *and ac-
The   Police  Commissioners   held  a
The big Tennis Court   al Rovsto Js|led"1 mee'l"B ou Thursday evening
' to consider applications for the joint
will be the scene of   two   monster | position of Chief of Police and City
The  first  will be held  to-   Clerk.     The secretary to lhe hoard
dances.
night   (SaturdayI
be In the nature of a huge holiday at-1
and the other will   r<""i  tw0 applications, one from  W.
II.  Cope  of  Esquimau,  and  another
traction on Tuesday. July 1st.   _*•_•_£"? f J^"0*..0' Cumberland.   On
for each of the three years, that Is,., , I motion,  the  applications    were    re-
1921, 1922 and 1923, you should havo     '   arra"Serael"" »™ being made for  celvecl.
a receipt for each payment so made. I uoln 6vent8 al»l »s Ihere is parking t The position was given to Mr. W. H.
have carefully searched through the | accommodation for at least 200 cars, Colle- llls duties to commence on the
receipt books and can find no trace a large number of outside places will ' ia "' *u6Ust- He wi" be noti-
of any other payments than the two ; undoubtedly *»,„! th.i, _..„,„ „, ..„,. I fle" at once' as t0 B|ve »"" "" °P"
mentioned above, which are for the '
years 1921 and 1923. There is no j
trace  of  any   payment  having   been
send their quota of patrons of the terpsichorean art.
-portunity to vacate his position with
the Royal Canadian  Mounted  Police
tlve hostility towards him.      He said i made for taxes for the year 1922.
the City Clerk and  Mayor has  been      It  is  possible  that  you  may  have
actuated by malice and spite against   some other form of receipt given to
him.
Thc trouble arose when City Cleric
Merry reported to the Council that
the auditor, .Mr. Porter had called a
few days before and .had Informed
him thnt he (the auditor) had given
Aid Mordy a letter suiting thut tho
cash shortage of $136.68 which he had
reported as having been found prior
to the 31st July 1923, and which he
bad placed In a suspense account, had
actually occurred between the 1st
February and the 31st July, and that
.Mr. Mordy's accounts for the month
of January 1923 were correct.
As no mention was made by the
auditor in his report, of the shortage
having taken place during this particular period, it had to be assumed
that responsibility could not be fixed,
aud at the last Council meeting the
shortage was written off the books.
Since then, Aid. Mordy had called
upon the auditor and bad obtained
1'rom him the written statement referred to.
The Mayor said It was to be regretted that thc auditor had not Included such statement In his report so
that the Council could buve known
who was responsible for the shortage, and the Aldermen freely expressed their opinion that the statement
should have been included In the
auditor's report, instead of being
given to Aid. Mordy some months afterwards.
Aid. Mordy then rose and In an aggressive manner informed nil present that he had come there to fight,
and that they would know all about
It. by the time he had done with them.
He accused the Mayor and City Clerk
of being actuated by pure malice and
spite towards hlm ever since he hail
been' in office, as were all the members of the old Council.
When he had finished. Clerk Merry
rose and took exception to Aid. Mordy's remarks, and said he would show
the Council that so far from being
actuated by feelings of malice and
spite, lie had been remiss in his duty
In not publicly reporting to tho
Council a number of cases where
Mordy while City Clerk hnd received
monies In payment of tnxes for whicli
ho had given unofficial receipts an.l
hnd failed tn pay Into the treasury.
He had seen Mordy privately in connection with such cases and had collected the monies from .Mordy privately and without publicity. Unfortunately Aid. Mordy had shown that
his word could no tbe trusted, and as
evidence of that the Clerk read the
following correspondence in connection wltll one case, which he said
would speak for itself as to the considerate treatment whicli had been extended to Mordy lo save him from
publicity:
Cumberland, B.C.,
11th December. 192:1.
Mr. John Commnndana, Box 677,
Cle Elum, Wash., U.S.A.
Dear Sir;—
There appears to be some misunderstanding with regard to the taxes
on your properly In this City, and 1
nm anxious to clear the matter up as
quickly as possible.
According to .the records here, you
you, that is if you have paid more
than above mentioned^ If such Is
the case the payment is not recorded
here, and the amount of ¥38.08 taxes
for the year 1922 are still outstanding
against you.
if you have any oth_r receipt 1 will
be glad if you will forward It to me
In order tliat I can get a refund nf
the amount so paid from the person
,,ou paid it to. if you have no receipt and did not pay the sold taxes,
I should he glad to receive the amount
LATE RETURNS ADD TO
GOVERNMENT STRENGTH
Aid. Mordy Says City Cash
Shortage Definitely Placed
That the Government will have a I
sufficient majority in the House to
meet nil emergencies Is now practically conceded. They are confident
of the return of H. 0. Perry, Liberal,
in Fort George and already hold Atlin.
while tlle Conservatives managed to
swing MacKenzie. Cariboo went to
0. A. Stoddart a Provincial. Election of Mrs.  Mary Ellen    Smith    in
of $38.08, still ownlg according to the , Va"™"ve>' '" ]>'»<* of Gen. A. D. Mc
hooks.
Yours faithfully,
City Clerk & Collector.
Rae seems probable. She is now
within 86 votes of the General and
with about 3000 absentee votes still
to hear from it Is quite likely that she
may yet be elected.
Recent figures show that the Gov;
eminent Is certain of twenty-two seats
anyway.
Standing In date
Liberals        20
Independent Liberals       2
1 Independent
j Provincial ....
Roslyn, Wash.,
December 22nd, 1923.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
Office of the City Clerk.
Cumberland. B.C.
Hon. Sir;—
On behalf of   John   Comraandoni,
whose address ls CleElum. Washington. I enclose' herewith Tax receipt j i.obbr
for the year 1922, paid by hlm for his  Conservative 17
Lot.     Mr. Commandona does not un-   itI doubt
dcrstuml why you again asked for this |i(i,.r |s  | iicer:«iin
receipt, as he claims Ihat the three I whether those parts of B.C. which
receipts for the years 1921-1922 and : vot__ wet iast woek an011i,| „e allowed
1923. hud been mailed to your office ; the- privilege of opening bars or not
sometime ago. and again returned lo ! wln not be decided until final returns
hlm stating thnt everything was in j 0„ tne plebiscite have been received.
proper order. Of date Dec. 11th, \ Vancouver now stands: for. 15.974-
1923, Mr. Commandona received an- against. 16,163, a difference
other letter stating that no traces j votes. WIth „„ anticipated absent-
were found where he hnd paid the tax   vote 0f 3000 it is  possible  that  th
189
for 1922, and this was after the re-
measure may yet carry in that city.
celpts had been  returned to him by
•vour 0mc'e- l SPECIAL MEETING G.W.V.A.
Kindly check up this matter care- ' 	
fully and return in my care the re
.
Two Weil-Known
Residents Succumb
To Deadly Germ
There was a picnic Sunday last to
Kye Hay and several well-known residents were amongst the party. Everything was going along In first class
order. Youngsters were busy pad-
llliig in the surf, whilst In a number
of cases, papa and mamma were indulging In (he usual Sunday afternoon nap. The peace of the slum-
lierers however was soon disturbed—
a deadly germ bad descended amongst
the happy throng.
. GOlfltls had Struck Kye -Baj'-wl'.h
a bang. We wiped the mist from our
eyes—and took another look—anil
verliy, verily, we say unto you, 'tis
sad, hut true. C.ollllis it was and on
looking closer, we could discern our
esteemed friends, H. G. McKinnon
and J. S. Williams bas been smitten
and smitten badly. All sorts of
swings nnd grips were tried by these
two latest victims of goifitis. One
of them tried the Harry Varden grip
and take it from us, the Ilrst time you
try thnt famous grip, if you don't
happen lo get it just right, lock-jaw
will surely follow. Our friends miiit
have got it right, because ever since
last Sunday, the two have talked more
There wlll be a special meeting of
celpt here-Inclosed after having given j the  G.W.V.A.  in   the  Memorial  Hall. | than ever 'in tlielr lives before.   The
to blm proper ctedit  (If not already ; rrunsmulr Avenue, 011  .Monday. June I Mutrie Cup, Graham  senior,    is    In
done so) for the taxes so paid. p 3nth at 8 p.m.     All members are ra-' jeopardy,     Next season it   will   be
Awaiting an early reply, and thank-, qu„sted (0 attend.     Business of im-   adorning   the  sideboard  of	
Ing you for your attention in antlci-   portance. Well time will tell.
pation of same, and wishing you the j
compliments of the season, I remain.
Very truly yours.
Eugene De Gabriele.
Notary Public and
Consular Delegate.
To The Edtlor of thc
The statement made by City Clerk
Merry that the responsibility for the
cash shortage of $136.68 In the Ci'..,
of Cumberland acciuints for the year
1923 could not be definitely placed
without an audit of 1922 accounts
was absolutely false and incorrect, ns
shown by the following letter from
Mr. Frank Porter, the accountant
auditing the City books for 1923. and
read out by City Clerk Merry on June
23rd. 1924.
618, Standard Dank Building
Vancouver. B.C.
June 17th. 1921.
Mr. T. Mordy,
Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sir; —
In reply to your Inquiry regarding
'he cash shortage mentioned in my report on the City of Cumberland Accounts for the yenr 1923 amounting
o one hundred and thirty-six dollars
and sixty-eight cents, I beg to state
that this shortage in thc cash arose
oetween February 1st 1923. and July
31st, 1923.
" The cash shown In hand nl Derem-
ner 31st, 1922 was duly deposited in
the bank in January. 1923. and the receipts for January, 192.1 were properly accounted for nt the termination of
your tenure of oltice ns City Clerk.
Yours truly,
Frank Porter.
P.S.- -Any  statement varying  from
the above facts are    Incorrect,    and
have no authority from me.
F.P. i
There is no mystery whatever as to
where Ibis shoriuge belongs, anil the
Auditor had already Informed the
present City clerk lp detail on this
point. Clerk Merry's statement Hint
an audit of the 1922 accounts was
necessary to place the responsibility
of this shortage wns a deliberate lie.
made with fail knowledge of the facts
of the case.
Unfortunately Clerk Merry is leaving very shortly for Australia, ami
having no property here knows he is
quite safe from any action for libellous slander and damages.
Wltll reference lo certain laxes
amounting, with Interest, to $96.04
received by 1110 when City Clerk, anil
not credited lo the payers nor paid
Into the City Treasury, nnd nlso in
reference to so-called 'llll-olliclnl receipts' Issued hy me, I wish to state
that these receipts were, under tha
circumstances, unavoidable.
All the time I was City Clerk 1 was
also employed at No. 6 Mine; City Office hours being -nominally- from I
to 6 p.m. throe days a week, To accommodate those unable to" attend
during office hours. I was requested,
and consented, to receive taxes offered
to me nl any time or place—at the
mine during work hours or elsewhere
on which occasions I usually receipted the tax notice. These constitute the 'unofficial receipts referred
to. Thus no carbon copy of the receipt, nor office record was available
(Continued on Back Page)
BOARD OF TRADE HONOR
DEPARTING BANK MANAGER
ONE BAD INNING-- THAT WAS
ENOUGH- NANAIMO WON 8-1
Cumberland, B.C.
28th December. 1923.
Eugene De Gabrielle Esq.,
Notary Public,
Roslyn, Wash.. U.S.A.
Dear Sir;—
Ile Mr. John Commondana, Cumberland City Tnxes.
I beg to thank you for your letter
of the 22nd lust enclosing Tax receipt to Mr. Commnndana, dated 1st
Feb. 1922. I regret the trouble
caused to your client, but if I explain the circumstances you will appreciate the conditions which caused
me to write for this receipt.
Up to the 31st January 1923, .Mr. '!.
Mordy was City Clerk here. Ho was
succeeded by A. J. Fouracre. who resigned on the 31st July, and I was
next appointed City Clerk.
Mordy's books for 1921 and 1922
show that no City taxes were paid by
Mr. Commondona for either of those
years, and the amounts thus owing
were carried over to 1923,
On the 6th January 1923, Mordy Is-
did   not   pay   any   taxes   during   the | sued a receipt No. 409 for $41,18 for
years 1921 or 1922. j a payment of taxes for the year 1921.
On the 6th January 1923 you paid j This left the taxes (according tn
Mr. Mordy Ihe City Clerk $11.13 ! Mordy's books) still owing for 1922.
which was for taxes unpaid for the After Mordy was succeeded hy Mr.
year 1921, and Mr. Mordy gave re- Fouracre, a further payment ot
celpt Number 409 to you for this j $28.05 was mnde by Mr. Conmiou-
ninount. danu for which Fouracre   gave   re-
Later on you puid $28.05 lo the next celpt No. 512, which he endorsed as
City Clerk,  Mr.  A. J.  Fouracre, and | follows,  "For  the  year  1923, others
he gave you receipt Number 512 for	
thnt amount.     This receipt  was en-1 (Continued on Page Five)
One mean hop of the ball cracked I
out by shortstop Rice In the seventh I
inning, as  Bannerman  wa sabout  to
handle the easy chance for a double
play—it was just that mean hop of the
ball as It struck a pebble In front of
Dan. bounced over his head, allowed
Bailey to reach second, Rice to safely
reach first and al the same lime pm
the game on Ice for Nanaimo,    Thai
was the turning point In the Upper- \
Island  Baseball League game played
lp Nanaimo last Sunday and whose
final score read 8-1  in favor of Nanaimo.     This was the first lost game
recorded by the locals afler six con- j
secuttve   and    ultimately    successful
starts.
Stlckney ut Ills Best
Every minute or the game was full
the battle, and while 8-1 seems a
the battle, and yhile 8-1 seems a
somewhat lopsided score, 3-1 would
have been a much better indication of
the relative strength of the team-.
Westney Stlckney hurling Invincible
ball had the better of the pitching argument, fanned 11 men, scattered his
hits and deserved Hie win. lu the
field with "Tufl'y" Davis at second and
Gibbous nt third bases, he was accorded airtight support. Piper worked In great, style behind lhe bat and
Paul Courtenay contributed bis hit In
robbing Sack! Conti of a long dine
right on the Hue In Ihe sixth canto,
Hatch JiiIiiiii.v  lliirneclii!
Individually, the locals supplied the
best thai was In the game. The fielding stunt of the day fell again mi
the shoulders of Jim McKay who picked Clnrk's drive from off bis shoestrings afler a line race. Johnny
Marocchi, whom li appears up until
the present hnd stored his halting eye
away with his last year's suit, ills-
covered It before Sunday's game, and
delightedly smacked the old pl'lj
around the lol for two doubles In
Ibree attempts at Stlckney's offering!
Tucker James, too. wns prominent In
lhe parade wilh two singles nnd a
triple, while If he had been coached
around might possibly bave been extended for n full goal. Inability to
bit In pinches by "Toots" gang was
Hie weakness of the batters.
Dave Hunden pitched fine hall till
tbe seventh, It was here be weakened just a shade, allowed lour bunched hits, u couple of errors sneaked in
the game and by this time seven runs
had crossed the rubber. in (lie last
inning "Red" Mclntyre went In the
bpx and although he allowed u single
and hit a man, he fanned all the put
outs In Hint Inning.
Vnunlimi Scored In Second
Although the locals landed one man
al least on base lu all hut the second
(Continued on Page Four)
The members of the Board of Trade
and citizens of Cumberland tendered
Mr. F. A. McCurthy a farewell banquet nt Hu Cumberland Hotel on
Wednesday f veiling.
About thirty-Ore of the most prominent business men of tin City nnd
district were present Including, Mi.
Guy Curwin, manager of the Royal
Bank Cumberland, Mr. W. Eadle,
manager of tlle Courtenay branch' of
lhe Royal Hank, .1. de Canoonville.
relieving manager of lhe Union Bay
branch of the Royal Hank and Mr. T
Heyland. local mannger of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, the greatest number of hank malingers ever
seen iu Cumberland on uny one occasion.
Al the head of the bnnquel hull,
which wns gaily decorated with
flowers, was F. A .McCarthy manager
of the Royal Hank, now transferred
to Nanaimo; George W. Clinton, president of the Hoard of Trade. Paul Harrison, successful Independent-Liberal
candidate at the recent Provincial
elections and His Worship Mayor
Parnham,
Arter partaking of the good things
on-pared by Mrs. DeCouer of Ihe dining room deportment, who is au expert iu catering to such functions,
Mr. Clinton, president of the Board of
Trade, lu n few well chosen remarks.
Informed those present tlmt he had a
pleasant duty to perform. He had
Known Mr. McCarthy I'or eight yenrs
us local manager of the Royal Bank
of Canada ami during thai period be
had been no active member of the
Board of Trade nnd made a host of
friends, always taking a keen interest in tbe welfare of the city ami
district, and presented Mr. McCarthy
with a gold watch and chain, togethor
wilh an Illustrated address which
read:
To P. A. McCarthy. Esq.
Manager of Hie Royal Hank ol
Canada, Cumberland Branch,
On this the eve <_f your departure
from our City, we the members of the
Board of Trade and the Citizens of
the City of Cumberland, gelierallv
wish io express lo you our sincere
appreciation of tbe services you have
rendered to our community during
the period of your residence amongst
us. While we regret your departure,
we congratulate you on your promotion, which we feel you have earned
by your close attention lo business
and by thc courtesy which you have
always shown In your dealings wltll
your clients.
We ask you to accept this gift ;is a
token of respect nnd wc sincerely
trust thai you wlll meet with n full
measure of success iu your new an 1
enlarged sphere iff business.
The document was signed on behalf of the Hoard of Trade by George
W. Clinton, president und Edward W.
Sickle, secretary!
In reply, Mr. McCarthy thanked all
those present for their kind expression uud said Ihat he had only done
his duty.
.Mr. John Sutherland, a member or
Hie Executive of ihe Board of Trade,
iu a few very appropriate remarks, re-
lUested Mr. .McCarthy lo accept n cul
glass water set, presented hy the
Board lo Mrs. McCarthy,
After these ceremonies the festivities continued until almost eleven
o'clock with short speeches, songs
nnd recitations, ending wilh the singing (ioil Save Hi,. King ami lie is ,i
loll,  i; 1 Fellow.
Mr, McCarthy has been n popular
nnd esteemed resilient of llila city ami
liis friends ami business nssoclutes
took full advantage of the opportunity
io let him know thai his promotion
was ii keen pleasure to them,
School Trustees
Not Satisfied
The Hoard of School Trustees hold
i special meeting on Thursday evenlug wlih a lull board preseni
1 polling the tenders as advertised, A SomervlUe was awarded the
contracl lor Hie supply or len cum,
oi wood. Joseph Damonte recolvcd
the contracl tor the hauling of tour
hundred yards of ashes  v or less.
ll. Rushton. tender was $1207.50
und will be given lhe job ol Installli a
toilets, providing the Trustees can
persuade the Council to civ,- than: n
further grain or $1500.00.     The toil
els are a  -rssily .mil a special 'Heeling will he called,
The lender of ihe Cumberland Electric Lighting Co. I.i,I., was accepted
tor the wiring of tour class rooms nnd
two lights in the hall al  511 '.
Ten applications were received for
positions on Ihe teaching staff to in;
the positions vacated by Miss Harrison ami  Mrs, Guiz      The success-
(Continued on Back Page) PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1924.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY. JUNE 28, 1924.
NO ROOM FOR MALICE
There is no room In the breast of a I
newspaper editor for malice. He, of
all men, learns the lessons of fore-
bearance. He spends a lot of time
each day. if his paper is a daily, in
keeping out of the papers items that
would hurt, or bring a blush of shame
or sadden unnecessarily the lienrt of
some wife or mother or friend.
the wall and dread to stoop over lest
you display the seat of your trouble
—when the memory of chicken dinners and joy rides to the race track
return—when you sneak home with a
dime's worth of bologna and a sack
of crackers, it is then that your faultb
nnd past waste of time and money will
rise up and smite you.
Most men have to go through this
season before they can thoroughly
appreciate a steady job. Few men
can get tbe lesson until they get tbe
hook.
BIDS ON PRINTING
Hi.Ik from different printers art
suit1 io differ in at least one important item nn ilem which cannot bo
put into specifications because it can
imt be measured or expressed ti
quantity. We do not know just what
lo call it. Perhaps if we named it
Quality that would help to identify it.
lis principal ingredients are Skill.
Experience, Personality. There a.'e
many other intangible ingredient s.
It is about the most valuable commodity that a printer has to offer (provided he lias it at all). And it cannot he in any way definitely enumerated in a set of specifications or iu
an order. You can be sure of having
it, however, by making a careful selection of your printer.- Impressions.
He Told Jier
Short-sighted Lady (In grocery) —
"Is that the head cheese over there?"
Salesman—"No, ma*am; that's one
of his assistants."—New York Sun.
Sidelights on a Great Industry
AIN'T  IT  THE   TRUTH?
There are showier towns than our
little town, there are towns that are
bigger than this. And the people
who live in the quieter towns don't
know what excitement they miss.
There are things you see in the
wealthier towns that you don't see
in a town that's small; and yet up
and down there is no other town like
our little town after all.
In the glittering streets of the glittering town, with its palace and pavement and thrall, in the midst of the
throng you will frequently long for
your own little town after all. If
ypu live and you work in your own
little town, in spite of the fact that
H'h small, you'll find in the end that
our own little town is the best little
town after all.
HOLOGNA AND CRACKERS
The deck has been cut for a new
deal and we are launching the boat
for a ride on Lake Economy. Every
where men and women have been
living too extravagently and the time
lias come when we must take stock
of our resources and curtail the expenditure of money for useless and
frivolous things.
When your steady salary suddenly
drops from $1500 to nothing—when
the decimal point takes its place from
right to left and there is nothing left
— when you cross the street to avoid
passing the shops where you owe
money—when you look back on the
mad, glad days of plenty, it is then
that the value of a good position
strikes you and it strikes you hard.
When you stand with your back to
Fifty Millions
Invested
VAST SUM SUNK IN OPERATION OF PROVINCE'S
PULP AND PAPER
INDUSTRY
British Columbia Only Cuts One
Thousandth Part of Her
Pulp Wood Annually
It is estimated that the huge sum of
$60,000,000 is invested in the manufacture of pulp and paper In British
Columbia which is one- of the great
divisions nf thc Forest Products industries of this province. British
Columbia possesses the finest stand
of high grade pulp wood in the world.
The quantity ts placed at 180,000,000.-
1100 ft. or 255,000,000 cords.
In 1922 tbe plants of British Columbia converted 274,000 cords or
roughly a thousandth part Into the
manufactured product. Yet British
Columbia produced 9.2 per cent, of
all the pulp and 9.6 per cent, of all
the paper in the Dominion of Canada.
Pulp and Paper
In 1922 the pulp and paper industry of British Columbia employed 1823
persons in its plants alone with an
annual payroll of $3,578,000 end spent
considerably over $3,000,000 In the
purchase of supplies. ln addition
the logging of the raw material employs many hundreds of men and
greatly adds to the industry's payroll.
Enormous sums are spent annually
in renewals of machinery, enlarge
ment of plants, and In keeping the
process up to the latest scientific
standards.
Tiie establishment of a modern pulp
and paper plant entails the expenditure of several million dollars. The
growth of an industry vast enough to
keep pace with our increasing pulp-
wood supply is only a question of cre-
uting taxation conditions that will en-
ourage the investment of the huge
sums needed.
This series of articles communicated by the Timber Industries
Council  of  British  Columbia.
House Dresses
A new lot in Prints and Ginghams, priced at $1.45
$1.95 and   $2.25
Girls' Gingham Dresses, sizes 6 to 8 $1.95
(lilts' Gingham Dresses, sizes 10 to 14 $2.25
Gingham in fancy and plain colors, per yard 35c.
Prints, in a good assortment of colors, per yard      25c.
Crepes, all colors, per yard 35c.
Corticelli Sylverflos yarn in the newest shades, ball 35c.
Untiling suits, all sizes
Bathing Gaps, at each 25c. 35c. and   50c.
Men's  Khaki  Pants, all sizes, per pair $2.00, $2.65
and    $4.00
Men's Tweed Pants, a good quality, per pair ........ $3.00
Men's Athletic Combinations, each   $1.23
Men's Combinations, all sizes  $1.60
Men's Yorknit Shirts and Drawers, each   95c.
Work Gloves, a good quality, per pair 50c. 75c. and $1.
Work Socks, per pair 30c, 35c, 40c and 60c.
Special Prices in Picnic Baskets
Screen Doors and Windows will keep out the flies
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
Mercantile
Store   Co.
fi. H. WYCHERLEY
"The General Store
With a General
Purpose"
SPECIAL  SILK  SALE
_ISIBIi_^l_l_^l_MSISI__I_e_J_WJ3la
Cumberland     j
SPECIALS
IN
GROCERY
DEPT.
Mercantile's Best Tea        1
Per lb 60c. j;
H   Pailette Silks                                                                                  r j§
sg          Pailette Silk, 36 inches, in shades of Navy, Tomato, Sand, Honeydew,  d»-|   f?/i    g
=55 White, French Blue, Brown and Lemon.Extra Special, per yard   «pA.DU    __|
jj    Hosiery Special
H Ladies' Silk Lisle Hose, in Beige, Brown, Black and White in Plain and Clocked.
§H Special Values Per Pair  75c.
Sport Hose
Ladies' Silk Lisle, wide ribbed Sport Hose, in all shades.
Special Value per pair at  90c.
Children's Socks
Children's Socks in Cotton, Silk Lisle and Silk, in all shades with novelty tops.
Pure Silk Hose
Ladies' Venus and Mercury pure Thread Silk Hose in all this season's most fashionable shades at popular prices.
GENTS' DEPARTMENT
3 lbs. for
$1.70
Ridgway's Five O'clock Tea
Per Ib  90c.
3 lbs. for
$2.75       !
Fresh Ground Coffee
Per lb  40c.
3 lbs. for
Broadcloth Shirts
Men's English Broadcloth Shirts, in white, Cream and Pearl; also in Novelty stripes.
Extra Special Value, each  $4.50
Silk and Silk and Wool Socks
Men's Silk and Silk and Wool Hose; also Fine Cashmere Heather Shades.
Special Value per pair, $1.25 and ,  $1.50
Straw Hats
Men's Straw Hats, in Boater shape, in plain and rough straws.
Special Values $2.50 and  $2.00
Oxfords
Men's Tan Calf Oxfords, with Cr_pe Rubber Soles
Special Values per pair   $7,50
Outing Pants
Men's Grey and Cream Flannel Pants; also White Duck Pants at Popular prices.
Men's Suits
Special Value in Men's Tailored Suits in light and dark Tweeds, Brown and Navy,
Worsteds and Serges, from $22.50 to  $35.00
Sport Shirts, Invisible Suspenders, Wash Ties, Lanky Bill and Silk Knitted Ties, Tennis
Shoes, Men's and Boys' Wool and Cotton Bathing Suits.
Grocery Department
$1.10
Mocho and Java F. G. Coffee
Per lb 5T»c.
3 lbs. for
$1.40
Crisco, l's
30c
Crisco, 3's
85c
Crisco, 6's
$1.65
HONEY
Tea Garden, Bottles
45c
Ontario Honey, 5's
$1.00
Maple Syrup, quarts
$1.00
Perfect Seal Fruit Jars
Pints
$1.25
Quarts
$1.50
Certo
Mother Nature's Jell Maker
Per Bottle
40c
MERCANTILE
STORE CO.
l_EI_l_!_Sf__l_M_irai_a__Mi»
Cumberland
Mm. Porter's Salad Dressing, per hot. 25c & Mo.
Symington's Camp Coffee, per hot  40c.
Certo-concentrated Fruit Pectin, per bot.       50c.
Punch Sauce, per bot.  115c.
Quaker Early June Peas, 2's, 2 tins for   45c.
Quaker Tomatoes, 2's 2 tins for  85c.
Aylmer Chicken Soup, 2 tins for   55c.
Pure Olive Oil, pint tins   75c.
Pure Olive Oil, quart tins   (11.511
Sugar Crisp Corn Flakes, 2 for 25c.
Christie's  Muskoka   Asstortcd Biscuits, specially
boxed  _  60c.
Shortbread Biscuits, 3 kinds, per lb   50c.
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, 2 tills for   25c.
Cinger Snaps, per lh.     20c.
Gold Medal Ketchup, per bottle   20c.
Canned Apricots, 2's, 2 tins for  _  55c.
Prunes, 2 IIib. for   25c.
Health Salts, per tin   25c.
Empress Blackberry Jam, 4's, per tin   95c.
Sliced Corn Beef, Roast Mutton, Lunch Tongue and Meat Loaf
Cherries, Plums. Peaches, Bananas, Canteloupes, California  Grape Fruit,   Cauliflower,
Cabbage, Green Peas, Tomatoes, Oranges, Lemons.
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CUMBERLAND   HOTEL!J. SUTHERLAND
WM. MER RIFI ELD,   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland     j
--Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B, C.
WHAT IS PEP?
Pep Is the thing that makes colts
prance, old men dance and the spring
calf throw up its tall and gambol like
a lamb.
Pep puts in us a contagious courage, an unflagging determination. It
works when the world sleeps.
It's the salesman's silent partner.
With Pep, the salesman of service approaches his prospect or customer
with a confidence born of vitality.
Pep Is the paprika, not the black
pepper.
' .Merchants with Pep nre usually
prosperous. Merchants with Pep
are always profitable and usually on
(he pay roll permanently.
Pep is the thing that put over a
public meeting. It causes the birds
to sing and the bullfrog to croak for
his lady companion and call her attention to a wedding certificate.
Pep is anything that makes a man
happy In his heart and gives him a
longing to share this happiness wilh
someone else.
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds of Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop in and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent in Cumberland, who
wlll advise you on any work you wlah
to have done.
Our  Work   and  Service
Will Please loo s 1     1:
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B.C.      -      Phone MO*
LET'S MAKE THEM WORK
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND • •  B. C.
The man who Isn't willing to work
to help himself, Isn't worth helping
and the man who prefers crime to
honest labor deserves little mercy
when he Is caught. Too much sentimentality In dealing with hardened
criminals Is at least a partial caut.e
of the Increase in crime In this coun-
1 ry.
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
'nimi Bay Road
Sealed Tenders addressed to the un
derslgned, and endorsed "Tender for
repairs to wharf at Tofino, B.C.," will
be received at this office until 12
o'clock noon (daylight saving), Friday,
July 11, 1924, for repairs to the wharf
at Tofiiio, District of Comox-Alberni
B.C.
Plans and forms of contract can be
seen and specification and forms of
tender obtained at this Department, at
the office of the District Engineer, Old
Post Office Building, Victoria, B.C.,
and at the Post Offices, Vancouver,
B.C., Nootko, B.C.; Alberni, B.C. and
Toflno, B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on printed forms supplied
by the Department nnd in accordance
with conditions contained therein.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to the order of the Minister of Public Works, equal to 10
per cent of the amount ot the tender.
Bonds of the Dominion of Canada or
bonds of the Canadian National Railway Company will also be accepted
aB security, or bonds and a cheque If
required to make up an odd amount.
Note—Blue prints can be obtained
at this Department by depositing un
accepted cheque for the sum of $10.00,
payable to the order of the Minister
of Public Works, which will be returned if the Intending bidder submit
a regular bid.
By order,
N. DESJARDINS,
Acting Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, June 11, 1924. 26 SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1D2I.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
\fi
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You will be amazed, reading
this, to discover the perfect simplicity of a beauty secret millions
of women use.
Vet it is the most effective
known. It will help you, too, in
keeping the radiant loveliness of
youthful skin.
Regularly, do this
Cleanse the skin regularly, ait-
horities say, tn keep your complexion lovely, radiant, youthful.
Volume and
The most effective
beauty treatment
known
—is this simple method. Millions now
employ it to keep youthful loveliness
But beware of harsh cleansing
methods.  Tbey injure skin.
\V .1 s b t h o r o u gh 1 y with
Palmolive Soap—eaeh night he-
foi c retiring Rub the creamy,
foamy lather well into the tiny
pores. Rinse — and repeat the
washing.  Then rinse again.
Then—if skin is dry—apply a
little cold cream. That is all.
SUiu so cared for is not injured
by cosmetics, hy wind and sun,
or bv dirt.
The simple, correct way
You cannot find a more effective beauty treatment! Because
Palmolive Soap is blended of rare
[■aim and olive oils—famous for
mild but thorough cleansing
finalities since tbe days of Cleopatra. And it is inexpensive.
Just be sure it is Palmolive that
you get. Note name and wrapper—for Palmolive is never sold
unwrapped. All dealers bave it.
In one week you will see most
encouraging results!
THE PALMOLIVE COMPANY OF
CANADA, LIMITED
Winnipeg Toronto Montreal
Palm and olive oils
—nothing else—give
nature's green color
to Palmolive Soap.
MADE IV CANADA
ESS
TIMBER
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S
GREATEST INDUSTRY HAS
HELPED TO BUILD ANI) IS
NOW FURTHER DEVELOPING A
HUGE TRADE WITH THE WORLD.
RAW MATERIAL IS ESSENTIAL
TO KEEP, FOSTER AND
ENLARGE THIS BUSINESS.
PREVENT FOREST FIE3
IT PAYS
POKES.  1I1UNCII
VKTOltlA, IU'.
LMACTM1MENTS
I'KIMOIHIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may he pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age.
and by aliens ou deehiring intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions in
given in Bulletin No. 1. Land Series,
'How to Pre-empt Land." copies of
which can be obtained tree of charge
by addressing the Department uf
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not timber-
land, i.e, carrying over 5,000 board
; feet per acre west of the Coast Range
: and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Range.
! Applications for pre-emptions are
| to be addressed to the. Lang Com*
j mission er of the Land Recording Di-
- vision, in which tbe land applied foi
: in situated, and are made ou printed
: forms, copies of which can be ob-
i tained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
i five years and improvements mad.'
Ito value of $in per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
j acres, before a Crown Grant can be
, received.
i    For more detailed  information see
; the    Bulletin    "How    to    Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
j    Applications are  received for purchase    of    vacant    and    un reserve.1
i Crown   hinds,   not   being   timberland.
for agricultural  purposes;   minimum
j price of first-class (arable) land is $5
(per acre, and second-class  (grazing)
' land ¥2.50 per acre.      Further infor-
; mation   regarding  purchase  or   lea.;e
j of Crown  lands is given in  Bulletin
No.   10,  Land   Series,   "Purchase  and
j Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
j may be purchased or leased, the eon-
| (Utlons       including      payment      nf
' stum page.
.lOMKSTKAD LEASES
!    Unsurveyed areas, not. exceeding SO
! acres,   may  be   leased  as  homes! tes,
| conditional  upon  a    dwelling    being
!.#8__SCT_3tS
_«S*3&-
f ways know pretty well where to put
i your hand on him when you want
I him.
When Gertie goes a-motoring half
the people down the lane climb trees
there by the roadside and don't come
down again, lill she has passed awuv-
ering along a winding track, and then
they look abend to see that she's not
coming back. When Gertie goes u-
motortng the children run and hide
or else tbe weekly paper will tell how
they all died, While Gertie means no
barm to us II is a well known Cacl
thai Bhe bus hail the car a week .ami | lie
Children should observe "Be Kind
to Animals Week" and treat their parents better, for one week, anyway.
Be the best of whatever you are -
if you can't be u pine on the top of
the lull, be a scrub in the valley- but
be the best little scrub at tbe side of
the rill; be a blush if you can't be a
i ree.
Ii you can'l be a blush, he a bit of
the grass, some highway to happier
make. It you can't he a tuuskie,
ihen just be a bass - but the liveliest
bass in the lake:
We can i all be captains .we've got
to be the crew, there's something for
ill ul us here; there's big work to do
and there's lesser lo do, and the lask
,ve must do Is the near.
If yun can'l be a highway, then just
il, if you can'l be the sun, Ir1
i star, it isn't by size thai you wi.i
>r you fail Be the best nf whatever
if on are.
Flappers are not as bad as tbey are
painted, says a college president, and
in some eases it wouldn't he possible.
don'l know how to act,
Jones thinks the Bible must feel j
queer while it is being carried to
church under some arms.
	
If I do chance to book a certain eligible bachelor, said Lucy I'm quite
Willing to hand my second beat ' As the weather grows warmer,
chance over to anyone that applies dresses become more scant. By
for him, he's quite a darling, with a ' August there will be little left but the
decent ran troll, and a perfect martyr j outskirts.
lo   asthma,   ever   so   many   climates , 	
that he can't live in, and you'll bav
to keep him on a gravel soil. Awfully good arrangement. A husband with asthma has all the advantages of a captive golf ball;  you u!-
Old  straw  hats always show  their
mileage.
Tbe  principal  trouble  with  being
1 u follower is you get dust in    your
NIGHT 6-
MORNING 1st
KEEP YOUR EYES
CLEAN   CLEAR AND   HEALTHY
UrtUTt fOK (Ml IT! CAM MOf. HUMNI CO.CMlCAMlUA
w.
UNION   HOTEL
CU.tlHEltLANU, II. C.
Comfort  ami   Homelike  service.
2li   rooms,   electrically   heated
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone 15.
1„ YATES, Manager.
LIFTING, NOT SHIFTING
A prominent business man asserts
that every official who advocates high
taxes should  be driven  into private
; life.
i The trouble is that officials pretend
to be for low taxes for the "masses"
but for high taxes for the "rich" with
the result that taxes stay up and
eventually all the people bear a sharj
of the burden.
Wsat the country wants and need*
' is nol  a  shifting but    a    lifting    of
j taxes.
j    The tax shifter is a plain fraud.
THE WREATH ON THE DOOR
We stood with a little group of
mourners beside an open grave a few
days ago. The cemetery lay along
a paved highway and within a few
feet of the mourning band the automobiles of the passing throng wen;
hurrying by. The shrill cry of the
sirens broke the stillness as tiie
priest dropped the clods of earth upon the lowered casket, the pungent
odor (if gasoline smothered the fragrance of the spring blossoms and the
cut (lowers that were piled about th"
open grave. Within the confines of
the silent city of the dead, there wns
silence and sorrow, just a tvu feet
across the lawn, on ihe great highway, Ihere was rush and roar and the
passing throng.
And so life hurries always toward
the inevitable goal an open grave,
Uways a wreath is hanging by Borne
door, a wreath of (lowers bound aboul
with ribbon, white, or purple, or block
As wc go our ways we wonder with
,i nc« -old wonder why death nui.-i
come and take away our beloved,
why come to summon ourselves in
that laud of silence and darkness from
whence no traveler returns. Hut no
answer comes from the vast unknown
to satisfy tiie questioning ol our mind;
tiie yearning of our souls.
The graves are dug to receive the
weary bodies and new machines are
built to carry the restless souls. Bul
tbe wreath by tbe door* it is the symbol of sorrow, of loss. Out in the
3tm ny streets pass the self-centered
crowds; complex life goes its way.
Intent upon its narrow purposes—for
lhe most part selfish, heedless, indifferent, until Azrael stoops to take one
from the light and the sun, from the
laughter and  the   living.
Then a new wreath by another
door; another small group to experience the ancient woe. the sting aud
wrench of human sorrow. But tho
crowds move on, endlessly on, whether beyond the wreath of sadness lies
priest or potentate, stateman or sinner, the rich or the poor, charming
maidenhood or pathetic childhood.
But tbe heart of the world really
is tender. For the wreaths by tbe
door touch our swift, responsive sympathy; and, maybe, we pray a little
prayer to the All-Father, asking tbat
consolation and peace may come to
those who mourn beyond the symbols
by their doors.
For Sale by Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.
(io To The
Royston Motor Co.
F o r
REPAIRING,      OVERHAULING,      ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   ANI)   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS        - Royston
Phone 134M Courtenay Exchange
i erected in  the first year, tide being
obtainable   after   residence   and   im-
) provement    conditions   are    fulfilled
and hind has been surveyed.
LEASES
!    For   grazing   and- industrial   pur-
I poses areas not  exceeding 640 acres
j may  be  leased   by  one  person   or  a
| company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing  Act  (lie   Province is divided into grazing districts
aud the range administered under a
j Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are issued based on
, numbers ranged, priority being given
I to established owners. Stock-owners
I may form associations for range
; management, Free, or partially free,
permits are available' for settler-;.
1 campers and travellers, up to ten
. bead.
A Good Thing to Note
When Baying Auto
Tires Remember:
What Dunlop Bicycle
Tires have meant to
Bicycle owners throughout the years Dunlop Auto
Tires mean to Car Owners at the present time.
Standard, Uniform, Unbeatable Quality, Fair Prices,
Unequalled Service.
DUNLOP TIRE & RUBBER GOODS CO,
Limi v.d
Head Office and Factories:   TORONTO.
Branches in the Leading Cities.       A20t
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GOOD MORNING
How many of us stop when we say
"Good Morning' to think what that
bhraae means? Nobody knows bow
it started, hut he or she to whom tbe
idea lirst came was a poet For in
those two words lives the essence of
a prayer. Of course we who fay it
hope that our own morning may be
Good" that goes without saying But
do we go a step further, and breathe
a prayer that tbe day of those wo
meet may also be tilled with happiness? The full phrase of our ancestors was "God give thee good morrow."
JOS.   DAMONTE
PETER McNIVEN
..TRUCK AND GENERAL DELIVERY.
||]  GENERAL DELIVERY
j    Delivered tu All Tarts of District.
; foul, H'imiiI unit Goods of Any Kind
Coal, Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description    ||
At Reasonable Prices. HI
E     PETER McNIVEN—CUMBERLAND
ASHES REMOVED
MODERATE CHARGES
TELEPHONE
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TELEPHONE
MANN'S
BAKERY     |
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastorios ;
Grand selection — See our window \
.     APPLE, PINEAPPLE AMI RAISIN PIE
to tickle tired Palates and awaken sleepy appetites     j
Fresh Every Day.
SATURDAY SPECIALS
DOUGHNUTS
Just a Treat
Lemon Slices — Lemon Custards — Lemon Pies
with a crisp brown outside and a tender flavored inside.
Hot Pies. ___
Telephone 18 Cumberland.    |g
The EYE
EXCLUSIVELY
Refraction and Muscular
R. KAPLANSKY, O. D.
Graduate Optometrist  and  Optician.    Reg. by Examination for B. ('.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
MEDICAL KIND 111 II.IUM;
Hours: 1..°.0 to 5.30—7 to 9p.m.
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store PAGE FOUR
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 10.4.
Car   For  Hire
At Reasonable Rates
ROD AND GUN IN CANADA
Phones:   From   !) a.m. to 11 p.m.   23
Prom 11 p.m. to   !i lun.   :'-'
Ask for Geo. Mason.
DR. .It.   Ii.   DIER   AND   DK
W   .BRUCE  GORDON
Dental Surgeons
Office:   Cor.  ol  Dunsmuir  Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
l'reH8ln_r    -    Clciuiln.    -    Repolrn
Tclcpli'ini'  1.      -      P. 0.  Bin   1"
CUMBERLAND,  B. ('.
Fishing from coast to coast in Can-
j ada features tiie July issue of Rod and
I Gun in Canada, as among the score o!
! interesting articles  and stories there
| is   included  the trout  fishing experiences of II. M. Burwell in British Co-
I lumbla, a Btory of fishing In The Mar-
! garee river, Nova Scotia,    by   X.    M.
Browne, an article on the sea trout.
by Bonnycastle ])a\e, and as a special
; feature an    unusually    authoritative
I article on Island game fisli by Prof.
A. V. s. Pulling of tiie University of
New Brunswick. It. P. Lincoln in his
' popular   fishing   department    has    a
good account of the Whiteflsli, while
in addition to these    features,   "Cub
Days In the Service" by .Martin Hunter is n  gripping story    of    pioneer
days  iu  the Hudson's  Buy Company.
duns and Ammunition contains four
articles by well known shooters while
the other departments and stories are
brimful oi  Interest  for    the   sportsman.
ONE BAD INNING—
THAT WAS ENOUGH
(Continued From Page One)
FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, FRAMES,
INTERIOR TRIM AND
GENERAL  FACTORY  WORK
Write For Prices to
THE MOORE-WHITTINGTON
LUMBER CO., LTD.
Office 2620 Bridge Sheet, Victoria, B.C.
to
Jasper National Park
$40.-5
Edmonton and Calgary
$45.00
$13,00 extra for routing via Prince Rupert I" cover meals
nnd berth nn steamer.
also In
Eastern Canada
CENTRAL AND EASTERN STATES
Particulars on application
EDWARD W. BICKLE     AGENT
CUMBERLAND. B.C.
C_MD!MN*I!«Riy!i^
ES
i
The  Cash  Clothing and
Shoe Store
FRANK   PARTRIDGE
Everything in this department further reduced in price
Nothing reserved. All new lines are included in this
CLOSE-OUT SALE
Several lilies of White Footwear reduced from $2.75,
and $3.75. Per pair, whilst they last 50c.
Close out  prices on all lines of Hosiery, Underwear,
Men's and Boys' Clothing.
.Men's Pine Dress Shirts, on sale •■•• $1.50
Men's Work Shirts, each from   $1-00
w« - - m Positively
MM    Cosing
*j7 1 Out Our
Shoe Stock
SPECIALS
MMHMBMVHH
FOR SATURDAY AND FOLLOWING WEEK
While Canvas Shoes, ii pairs Cor  # I Jill
Hoys" Summer Waists and Shirts, In Khaki aud light colors $!JM>
Hoys' Summer Sweaters, 1  for    ,  $1*00
Men's  Bathing  suits  91*00
Children's Summer Sox, -I pairs for  , $1*00
Men's Dress Ties, '1 for  *,  $M)0
Men's colored Handkerchiefs, blue, 5 for   91*00
Men's Khaki colored Homier chiefs, 7 for 91.00
.Men's Summer Suspenders, 2 pairs for   $1.00
Children's   Straw Mats, reg. $2.00. Dollar Snle, each   91.00
YOUR CREDIT IS (iOOD FOR 30 DAYS
and seventh innings, they could not
bring their men over tho plate. lt
was anybody's game until the seventh
with the score one run each at that
period,
In the first inning, Cumberland got
.James on base when he singled and
was the third out that inning in his attempt to steal second. Nanaimo did
nothing in their half either. Paul
Courtenay singled, was sacrificed to
second and Piper Hew out to McKay.
Cumberland did nothing the lirst of
the second inning. Richards, and
Conti fanned—McKay an infield victim. Nanaimo came back and scored
one run. Clark was safe on when
Conti dropped his fly which landed
near a fence around the outfield, Rice
singled advancing Clark to second.
The next three batters all went out
James to Plump and ou the second
put out Clark scored,
Extra Biisr Clouts l-seless
Things started rosey for Cumberland In the first of the third. Johnny
.Marocchi, first up, doubled. Hunden
and Harrison fanned in quick succession, while Plump went oul in a
nice try at stealing third base.      Na
naimo did nothing iu their half. Bailey was the only one to reach flr^t
base on Ole Harrison's mishandled
fly. The others went out In quick
order.
In the fourth the story reads:
Plump and Bannerman both went out
Stiokney to Clark (at first base!
Tucker James tripled. Sackl Conti
bit at one of Stickney's high ones for
his third strike and also the third out.
Nanaimo's batters, Clark, Rico. Stlckney, all flew out.
The fifth innings started with McKay and Richards out in quick order.
Marocchi In his second trip to the
plate slapped out a two bagger and
this time succeeded in pilfering third.
For the second time with a man on
third and two out, the boys tailed to
come through. Dave Hunden fanned
Nanaimo came up to hat. With one
out Gibbons singled and stole second.
"Tut'fy" Davis hit into a double when
McKay got his lly aud picked Gibbons sleeping off second base.
Cumberland Ties Score
In the sixth Cumberland came hack
lull of confidence and evened things
up when they pushed a run across
with two men out. Die Harrison
walked, was neatly sacrificed to second by "Toots" Plump, Stlckney
was lucky to ha\'e Plump here as he
fumbled around with the ball. Dan
Bannerman was out for bunting on
his third strike while "Ole" had ad-
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vanced to third on a passed bull.
"Tucker" James brought him across
with a single. Sack! Conti ended the
rally, or rather Courtenay did when
he robbed Sacki of a fine drive away
out on the base line.
In the beginning of the seventh the
locals did nothing. Jim McKay and
Dave Richards fanned while Johnny
Marocchi popped up an easy out.
And Here Hip Kill' String Broke!
'1 hen. in the last half of the seventh, Nanaimo chalked, up seven runs.
Clark singled to first. Itice poked but
1 a drive to Danny Bannerman just lie-
side second base lie was just in the
act of starting a double -Bannerman
io James, to Plump     It had already
I been completed mentally hy the spectators, lint it didn't happen. Tho
hull took a bad hop in front of Danny, bopped over his head and the
two runners were safe. Another
single was rapped inn by Stlckney,
Dave Hunden weakened for jus! u moment, walked a man forcing a run
o'er Ih,' rubber.     Three more siugVs
. and another error by Bauii.rmau uud
when Ihe smoke had cleared up seven
i mis had crossed ihe rubber,
Cumberland did nothing in the
eighth wiili two hits. Daw Hunden
weni up 'ii hat while "Red" Mclntyre was wanning up iu preparation
lor Uie ncxl canto. Hunden llew oul
io short and "Ole" Harrison tanned.
"Tools" Plump doubled, Danny Bannerman advanced him to third and lie
was oui stealing home,
"lied" Whiffed  Away Throe
Mclntyre went in the box for Cumberland.     Stlckney singled and stole
both second and third.     Beattle and
: Gibbons fanned. ''Tufty" Davis was hi
j by Mclntyre and went down to secon
unmolested   witli   Stlckney   on   tliir
I Paul Courtonay fanned.
'■ Cumberland All R H PO A
| Plump,   lb      3   ll    1   7   0
Bannerman. ss     4   0   l   o   0
James,  2b    I    II    I!    S    4
Conti, cf   4   «   0   il   0
McKay, If   I   unci
Richards, c   :i   «   "   ">   o
1 Marocclii   3b     3,0    2    1    1
: Hunden, p   "   nail
Harrison, rf   2   10   1    ll
•Mclntyre. p   0   0   0   ()   ll
Totals    ISO    17 217
*McIntyre pitched  for  Hunden  i
ninth innings.
NltlUllllIU All R II  Pt) A
Davis.   2b    4    10    4    0
Courtenay, fi   5   0   12]
Bailey,  It 3   110   0
Piper, c   I    I    114   4
Clark,   lb    i    2    I    :,   o
t Rice,  ss   4    10    11
, Stlckuey, p 4   12   «   ;(
| Beattle, cf .310   0   o
(ilbhons. 3b     . lull    0
I   Toinis ::r,   s   7 27   0
I    'Ihree-hnse hits:  James;  Two-bai
i hits; Marocchi 121,   Plump;   Earm
itius:     Nanaimo   0,    Cumberland
Double plays:  McKay to James; Sue
riilce hits: Bailey and Plump; Passel
balls:  Piper 1; Struck out by; Hunden, 2, by stlckney 11. by Mclntyre
3;   liases  on  balls:   oil'  Stlckney,  1.1
Hit   by  pitcher:   by   Hunden, Courlenay, by Mclntyre,    Davis;    Umpire]
Davis;  Stolen bases:   .Marocchi, FlenIJ
lie, Stlckney (2), Clark  ll 1.
Cumberland        0 0 " 0 0 1 " 0 0-
Xaniiimo 11 1 11 11 0 0 7 0 0
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(that is 1922 taxes) in dispute. On
cbecking up the records, I saw there
was something wrong as regards this
matter, and tliat is why I wrote asking if any receipt other than the two
official receipts above mentioned had
been given to Mr. Commandana.
The receipt you -forwarded in reply, is actually a receipt for 11*21
taxes, and. although not an offtc.nl
receipt such as Mordy should liava
given, it  is a receipt given over hla
(Mordy's) signature and will have to
be honored by him,
I saw Mordy this day and produced
the receipt he had given ou the 1st
Feb. 1!)22 for the 1921 tnxes, and at
the same time pointed  out  that  the
| amount in question bad not been paid
in or credited to Mr. Commandana in
l the City books. ,
I further pointed out tliat the payment   subsequently  made on   the 6th
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I was evidently understood by him to
be payment for the 1922 taxes, although he (Mordy) had given the receipt (No. 409, tor ?41.18) as being
for 1921 taxes.
Mordy repudiates the receipt No,
409, and accounts for the existence of
the carbon duplicate of that receipt
(No. 409) by stating that to tbe be.t
of his knowledge no payment was
made to him on the 6th January
either hy Mr. Commandana or anyone
on his behalf. The reason for the
existence of the carbon duplicate is.
he states, tbat on the tlth January
1923 lie recollected having received
from Mr. Commandana the taxes for
1923 which were paid to him on the
lsi February 1922 (eleven months
previously) and as he had forgotten
to account for the amount, he made
oul an oflicial receipt and paid the
money in on the 6th January 1923.
Having done so, lie destroyed the original receipt (.No. 409) therefore ho
denies having received the amount of
$41.18 from Mr. Commandana on the
tlth January  1923.
Although I pointed out to Mordy
ihat   there  was  a  difference  between
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'he amount of (38.13 paid to him hy
Commandana oil (he 1st February
1922, and the amount shown on the
official receipt No. 409 dated the tith
January 1923. (which difference was
the amount of interest at S per cent
for taxes unpaid for the previous
year) he still maintains that he did
not issue receipt Xo. 409, for $41.13
un the Gth January 1923, but that he
destroyed the original.
According to your letter Mr. Commandana has receipt No. loft in his
possession at the present time, and
if you will he good enough to forward
same to me at your earliest possible
convenience. 1 will recover the
amount from .Mordy. and return to
Mr. Commandana the amount of $3.00
whicli he was wrongly debited witli as
interest on 1921 taxes which he had
already paid nearly a year previously.
To meet Mordy's statement that he
did not issue this receipt (Xo. 409)
either to Commandana or to any one
else. It would clear the matter up
immediately if you get Mr. Comnui'i-
daua to make a statutory declaration
before you to the effect that he had
personally or through some other
person paid the amount of $41.13 to
Mordy on thy Gth January 1923, and
had received from Mordy personally
or as the case may be, the receipt Xo.
409 in acknowledgement of such payment.
As the auditor commences the annual audit of our City hooks almost
immediately. I beg to ask if you will
expedite this matter. The receipts
will be returned immediately on recovering the amount from Mordy.
Yours faithfully,
City Clerk.
Roslyn, Wash.,
January 21st. 1924.
Mr. Albert J. Merry. City Clerk.
City of umberland, B.C.,
Hon. Sir;—
Re John Commandona. Cumberland
City Taxes.
Yours of December 2Sth, 1923 last
past, was duly received, nnd 1 am
sorry that owing to Mr. Commandona
being away a few days, 1 could not
get in touch with him before today.
I am now enclosing herewith Statutory declaration as requested by you.
Inly executed by Mr. Commandona,
and also the very much mentioned Receipt Xo. 409 showing the payment
made of $41.13, all of whicli I hope
will now suffice to clear this matter
up and that you will as soon as convenient return Both Receipts—the
one dated Pebraury 1st, 1923. and the
409 herewith of January Gth, 1923,
aud in addition thereto, kindly enclose the amount of $3.05 wrongly
debited as interest On 1921 taxes paid
nearly a year previously.
Hoping that you will now give this
matter your prompt attention, and
that 1 will again hear from you soon.
I remain,
Very truly yours.
P.S.—Mr, Commandona is very indignant over the matter, and if it was
possible to do so, he should be refunded for the expenses he Incurred,
B.D.
AFFIDAVIT
United States of America.
State of Washington.
County of Kittitas.
J. Commandona. of the age of il
years, being first duly sworn on oath
deposes and says. That I am the
person mentioned on the Tax Receipt
TKNDERS WANTED
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Xo. 4ii9 of the Corporation of the City
of Cumberland. That through Mr.
John Frailone a resident of the Citj
of* Cumberland, 1 paid the amount oi
$41.13 to Mr. T. Mordy, City Clerk of
tiie City of Cumberland, on January
6th, 1923, and that through the said
Mr. John Frailone I received the Receipt Xo. 409 in acknowledgement of
such payment. Further affiant sayeth
not.
J. Commandona.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 21st day of January, 1924,
I SKA I, |
Eugene De Gabriel.
.Notary Public in and for the State
of Washington, residing at  Roslyn.
Cumberland   B.C.,
2iith January,  192 i.
Mr. T. Mordy.
Cumberland, H. C.
Donr  Sir:
Re John Conimandaua's Taxes.
Further to our interview a few
weeks ago, I communicated with Mr.
Com man thi ua with reference to 'his
taxes, and asked for the production
of receipt Xo. 409 for the payment of
taxes for 1922, which you slated had
not been paid by him, aud for whicli
a receipt had not been issued.
I have now received a letter from
Comma lid ana's solicitor enclosing the
said receipt (Xo. 400) also an affidavit made by Commandana, on oath,
that the said taxes were paid on his
behalf by John Frelonl on the 8th
January 1923.
Therefore  as   Commaiulaiia's   tnxos
have been paid, and receipts duly issued therefor by you, I enclose a
statement and would he glad if you
could let me have a cheque for same
before the return of the auditor as I
'can adjust the matter without further
j trouble.
You will note that, included in the
■statement is an account for payment
of interest on a-c of taxes paid to you
by 15, I.. Saunders, A. Wheeler and R.
' Abrams.        Tbe original  amounts cf
| (lie said taxes which you paid to me
' have been charged with interest by
tiie auditor, aud   I  am  notifying you
'thus privately so tliat the respective
amounts of interest accruing from tile
lime the taxes were paid lo you until
they wer*; paid in to the Office, may be
credited to you before the auditor's
report is made up, thus preventing
possible comment. As I expect the
auditor to resume on Monday morning. I would be glad if tliis matter
can lie settled by you before that tlrao.
You may Inspect the receipts uud
also peruse the letter of Commau-
dan's solicitor. As Coinuiaudana appears to be very indignant over the
trouble be lias been put to in this
matter, I would suggest thai he might
reasonably be re-imbursed for some
of the expense to which he has beeu
put, as, if he applies to tiie Council
, for such re-imhursemeut it would be
necessary to place the whole details
before them, which I do not wish to
do.
Yours faithfully.
j City Clerk.
Mr. Thomas Mordy,
Cumberland, B.C., 25th January. 193.1,
1922
October
1922
October !
1922
June 30
1922
February
Dr. lo The Corporation of the City of Cumberland
Taxes paid by E, L. Saunders, $22.40
(Paid into olllce on December 8th, 1923).
1 years interest on same to Oct. 9th, 1923 (a   SS   ..
2 months interest (Oct. 9th to Dec. 8th, 1923 @ 8'/..
Taxes paid by A. Wheeler, $10.92
(Paid into office on December 8th, 1923).
lyears interest to Oct. 9th, 1923 <§■ S'/f	
2 months interest  (Oct. 9th to Dec. 8th. at 89r	
*  1.79
.88
,16
Taxes paid by R. Abrams, SI3.4fp
(Paid into office on 29th December. 1923)
1 years interest to June 80th, 1923 (ft SrA .».	
»/_- years interest  (June 30th to Dec. 29, 1923)	
Taxes paid by John Commandana 	
1 years interest to February 1st, 1923	
1 years interest February 1st to January 2.r»th. 1924„
1 US
38.13
3.05
3.29
Total amount owing to City 	
Cumberland, B.C.
January 2ti, 1924.
Mr. A. J. Merry.
City Clerk, Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sir; —
Re John Command an a'a Taxes.
1 am in receipt of yours of the 25th
Inst., and regret to say I am still not
satisfied that the above (axes for 1922
were ever paid to me.
Tbe fact that .Mr. Commandana received in 1922 his usual (ax notice
with arrears on it and did not protest the same; also that in 1922 he
subsequently received or rather I
ienl him, and (hey were not returned
10 me official notice twice of these
arrears; these facts are not referred
to by him iu any of his communications, and I have no recollection of
Mr. Frelonl paying any taxes for Mr.
Commondana at all in 1923.
However I fully realise that my
neglect to enter in February 1922. the
amount then paid in, and for which
i gave a temporary receipt, and niv
further neglect to endorse 409—when
I discovered tliat non-entry in January 1923--as an official receipt covering and cancelling the former temporary one, has thrown the burden of
proof upon me, and recognising the
fact that the City look to me ns their
responsible official at that date, and
that the cost of such proof would far
exceed the amount In dispute. I therefore enclose herewith a cheque for
the amount in question vi/,:- $49.27.
at the same time desiring It to be
(dearly understood that 1 still protest
the correctness of this claim, and pay
this without prejudice lo any future
action 1 may take for recovery of the
same should I obtain further evidence
to justify such action.
Since Mr. Commaiidana claims to
bave paid his 1922 taxes and to hold
a receipt for the same, he cannot
claim your Official receipt for this
cheque, and 1 would be glad if you
will kindly forward it to me.
Thanking you for your courtesy In
(his matter, 1 am.
Yours truly
T. Mordy.
Cumberland, B.C.,
19th  February, 1924.
Eugene De Cahrietle Esq..
.Votary Public
Roslyn.  Wash..  U.S.A.
Dear Sir: —
Re John Commandana Cumberland
City Tnxes.
I herewith return unofficial receipt
dated 1st February 1922, also official
receipt Xo. 409 dated tlth January 1921
for payment of taxes by your client,
Mr. Commandana, I thank you fo>'
your trouble in this matter, which has
enabled tne to clearly prove thai tlie
said taxes were duly paid hy Mr. Commandana, although not accounted for
$19.1
by Mr. Mordy who was City Clerk at
I the time and received the payments.
j r have recovered the full amount of
taxes so paid to Mordy by your client.
! plus accrued interest on same, nud
j enclose herein official receipt thera-
: for.
I    Although I suggested lo .Mr. Mordy
j thai  he should  re-imburse Mr. Com-
J maiidalia for the trouble and expense
to which he had been put in the mailer, he makes no offer in this respect.
I   suggest   therefor,   as   Mordy   Is  no
longer a servant of the City Council,
Ihat your client should apply to him
I for  reimbursement  of  his  expenses
, in  this connection.      His address  is,
Thomas    Mordy,    Derwent     Avenue,
! Cumberland.  Vancouver   Island,  B.C.,
| Canada.
I enclose Money Order value $3.or>,
wrongly debited to your client as Interest on 1921 taxes.
Please convey to Mr. Commandana
my regrets for the trouble to which
lie has been put in tliis matter.
Yours faithfully,
City Clerk.
At the conclusion, the Clerk further
said that only five minutes before the
Council met Ihat evening, a taxpayer
who had paid her taxes to Mordy Iwo
years ago and for which Mordy had
I given an unofficial receipt and iiad not
j accounted for. had   in   consequence
j been  (barged with that    amount    as
' taxes   in  arrears  and   unpaid.      The
unofficial  receipt   had just   been  produced hy her.
Mordy volunteered tiie statement
that he bad consulted Mr. Harrison In
reference to serving a writ upon the
Clerk (he did not say ou what
■ bargei and Ihat Mr. Harrison had
advised hlm not to do so ns tbe Clerk
was leaving shortly and had no property here. Tbe Clerk assured Aid.
Mordy Mint be was not a man of
straw, and he could go ahead wilh
his "writ" as soon no be liked.
Even the Inoffensive pressman was
Included in Aid. Mordy's general vituperation, lie was accused of being
jointly concerned wilh Ihe Mayor and
Clerk in acting maliciously and spitefully towards him. and further accused of having been given an excessive amount of business by the Council during the lasl half year. Constantly being called to order by the
Mayor, was without effect upon Aid.
Mordy, and during the whole evening
| his attitude was devoid of tbe ordinary decencies of Aldermanlc proceed-
nre, and he signally failed to maiu-
, tain the dignity and decorum which
! ratepayers  expect  should  govern  the
i conduct id their elected representatives in the discharge of their public
business. THE CUMBERLAND' ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JUNE 28. 1S2I.
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 27-28
^I_l__li__r_fHSI_H_ElS
ZONA Look!!
Given Away
What Pulls Population?
By ROBSON BLACK
Manager Canadian  Forestry Assoc;.
1
5.UE'_,£r£iaii-&^^
Brought up as we are on public
speeches that identify the getting of
population with the opening up of
"farms" it. sometimes takes us by surprise to learn that the forest is, in
large sections of Canada, the best
agent of immigration we have and as
regards millions of acres is the only
member of tho family of resources
that can provide human sustenance.
We have talked of population for so
long in terms of prairie acres that wo
dividuals were then operating. ia
IS73 and 1875 they took millions of
feel of pine and rafts of timber to
Quebec. At that time they considered nothing less than fifteen inches aud
up, and all clear stuff. Later on they
took ii down as low as eight Inches.
The square timber was all hewn by
hand.
Thriving and populous towns came
into existence and rapidly  expanded.
V.FREE.V
Ten Fancy Japanese
Parasols will be drawn
i'or between the first
and second show on
Saturday. Everyone
attending the show on
Saturday will have a
chance to win one of
these sunshades which
are   worth   $2.   each.
Have entirely overlooked the (act that I One of the (owns had two hotels, three
on eighty per cent, of th. area ot Can- 'tores, two blacksmith shops and a
ado there are no farming possibllitiM population of live huudord. It Una
forest growth, and tores! Industries | now one general store, two hotels, one
alone can attract people.      We  h
HONEST
.fSMaODRAMA
OLN J. CARTER
wai8_J_8i___k^A* THOMAS BUCKINGHAM Production     wmmmmmsmMssmmm
See the Engine plunging through the trestle to the river below.     See the heroine
jump from a flying passenger train to a freight and then to the ground.
_EI_ei_i_H-BI__J_l_KI_l__H_l_M
 COMING FOR 3 DAYS	
Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
HAROLD LLOYD IN "GIRL SHY—8 REELS OF JOY
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NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 45
"THE SHOOTING OF DAN McGREW"
equally forgotten that lhe deforesting
of great areas of Ontario, Quebec and
New Brunswick bus exiled from those
districts and lhe Dominion largo bodies of population, In our hurry to
greet new batches of Immigrants we
have neglected to consider the problem whereby hundreds of once prosperous, well populated Canadian
(owns and villages have decreased In
population or (dosed up shop altogether because of the disappearance
of ihe forests, representing their reason for existence.
A vivid and authoritative instance
of this depopulating process has como
to the notice of the present writer.
Here Is au Ontario district known aa
lhe Mndawnsku river district. Fifty
years ago lumbering on the Mada-
wasko and Bonnechere rivers was at
its best.      Twelve companies and tu-
iiiw-niill and a population of about
fifty. Another of the towns had four
hotels, eight stores, three saw-mills
•i i**l a population of about eight hundred, It has now two hotels, four
(tores, a power plant and a population of about three hundred. Another
town had in 1003 a population of several hundred, the exact number not
being known, five stores, three hotels
(worth fifteen thousand dollars) and
two hundred thousand logs in tho annual drive. tn' 1023 the population
had dwindled to sixty, with three
stores, two hotels (worth four thousand dollars) and one-tenth the number of logs in thc drive.
In non-agricultural ureas, the permanence of population is directly
measured by the permanence of "timber crops;'" and tbe outstanding toe
ot limber crop,; is the human-set for-
eel lire.
1 glSIcfflSEfS^
The Real Paymaster
By ROBSON BLACK
Manager Canadian  Forestry  Assoc.
1
(gisjaia__Kwsia^
a year and nine-tenths of them
through human recklessness, but
those beacon lights of prodigality
menu nothing if they do not tell lis
thai we have put tho torch to tha
livelihood of thousands of men; we
have signed an unrenewable note for
our children and our grand-children
j Forests are jobs. Trees mean trade,
l Logs are the raw material, not of lum-
| ber or paper, but of pay cheques, li
I is an incidental matter that the Eor-
'lent gives us telegraph poles. Il is
I a very Important matter that tho for-
j est gives us 120,000 workmen, sup-
i porting a half million of Canadian de-
I'ROMINENT MEDICAL
MEN COMING
FISH IMMIGRATION SEASON
auspices of the Alberta Medical Ahso-
clatlon In Edmonton July   2   to   4. 	
Among them will he Sir John Thomp- During the past two months manv
                          I son  Walker  of London,  Eng..   noted millions of  Ilsh   fry,  white  Hell  and
.Many   world   famous  medical   men; Lurologlst, and Prof. Lyle Cummins, trout,  have  travelled  over Canadian
will be in attendance at the scientific  of Cardiff, Wales, specialist on tuber- National   lines  from   Tort  Arthur  to
convention   tu   be   held   under   tlio | culosis. , their new homes in Oontarlo lakes.
pendents, and distributing r>0il million lo pay. Lol il lie laid down as an
dollars to maintain Canadian pro-,- ugly and undtsturable fact tbat in tbe
perlty. Conservation would never prosent situation with forest demand
bother itself with trees if trees were jammed hard against dwindling for
not the substance of human emplow est supply, every foreilt fire must lie
ment. The Forest Protectionist would paid for. Every mile of Spruce or
not sweat a drop for a square mile Pine or Fir given to the annual bon-
uf Spruce if he did nol know thai lire will have to lie bought back by
.-.oine thousand contended homos aro the next generation in higher cost!
lied to Spruce trees by an insepar- nf lumber und paper, in forfeited In-
able bond. dustrles, iu dwindling public reven-
Wo Canadians sot 0,000 forest fires lies, and a sacrilice of population.
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SLATS' DIARY
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By Hoss Fiu-Qnlinr
Friday—Well Jake and
started praeticeing to box.
training me and me
him & when we get to
goining good we are
going to give Pug
Stevens the wirst beefing of his lite and after nre little round tonite I am inspired with
u inspirashun to rite a
little pome on it wlictl
goes sum thing like
the following wirds.
Teecher says my peatery is rotten hut skool
is out now so here it is.
(Strong men will quail
before the sleely gllt-
(er of my eye.
(Stop look and Mason llien lay down
and Die
Saturday—went to the Blue Birds
picnic tliis evning with .lane and me
ami her mist the Ihihs and had to walk
home and they was a machine past us
.md I hollered Hay give us a ride
wont you and Jane sed. 1 am 1 of the
Mine Birds wont you let us ride. Ami
the driver yells hack like a smart El-
lick Well joil are a Blue bird go ou
ahead and lly home. Enny how it
was only just a old ford enny ways.
Sunday—Tuk a flivver ride up to
(lie City this after noon aud wile we
was in the show and come out pa
picked up a card and sed golly look
what I found ! gess we will half to
go io I'olece Cort. The motor cop
had left his Card. Ma just sneered
up her nose and sed Dont pay no tension to his card lie alnt in are set enny ways.
Monday—Ma was giveing me a boiling out because of being so lazy and
never willing to help her wirk. Well
if she would give me the rite kind ot
wirk I wood he glntl to help her. Like
for instant Shelling ammonds or popping corn or cleaning out the iceltig
out of the dish. I like those kind ot
Jobs.      In raiuey wether a specially.
Tuesday — safternoon when us
kids was comeing from going
in a swimming we met a fellow witch
must of ben u wild man or etc. He
had us all skah't and wishing we bad
of minded are ma. To make a long
story quick he looked like a Owl
sounds at nite when he sings.
Wednesday—Well we had a nother
dance tonite and Jane handed me n
good one. Wile we was danceing
she sed to me Are you a toe Dancer
and 1 says No. and she sed Well what
are you danceing on mine for then.
Bul I dont mind a little joak now &
then. From ber.
Thursday—we had a dark colored
man mowing are yd. today and pa
ast him if him & hie wife hud enny
wirds tho other nite when he got home
so late early in the morning and he
replyed and sed No He diddent but
bis wife did. She went & throwed a
Dickshunnry at him.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1924.
IHE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE SEVEN
'_IB_H_|_|__|_______!I__H___M
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District   a
FLOWER SHOW IS
ASSURED OF SUCCESS
COURTENAY, June 25—For the
last few (lays entries for the flower
show to be held at the Agricultural
Hall  tomorrow   (Friday)   have  been
arriving at the secretary's olflc.e i:i (
good numbers and a fine show is now
assured. Exhibitors should bring
their entries to the hall before ten
a.m. on Friday when their exhibit.!
will he received and entry cards will
be issued.     The Courtenay school is
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M The White Store                           The White Bakery ||
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offering a special prize for the best
arranged vase of any kind of wild
Rowers with foliage. Every effort
will be made to keep entries open n;,
long as possible; but exhibitors are
asked to help by getting their entries
into the bauds of the secretary as soon
as possible. The Scouts are co-operating witli tiie work of preparing
the ball for the show.
Not How Cheap—But How Good
First Class Certificate (Upper Grade) for bread baking
guarantees the quality
The Holding-on-to Quality Store
THE COURTENAY TEA ROOM
PICNIC MARKS
SCHOOL CLOSING
COURTENAY, June 24.—Cheering
and shouts of happiness. Singing
nnd laughter. One, two. three, fou:\
live, large motor ears and a one-ton
(ruck all packed full of happy children with visions of long care free
summer hollda. s to be spent with bare
feet in field, brook or sea side camo.
Tbe occasion Is the breaking up of
the junior classes of tbe Courtenay
scbool when the beloved teachers nf
the littlest ones. .Miss Ault and Miss
Smith entertained their small pupPs
at a picnic to Millards beach. No
doubt this.picnic is only a precursor
of many such outings for most of the
little boys and girls in the district he-
fore long summer holidays come to an
end. Tbe Comox Valley Is, now looking its best and It would be difficult
to imagine a more beautiful place in
which to spend a vacation be tbe holiday makers children or grown-ups.
STRAWBERRY  TEA
IN HONOR OF
MISS SILLENCE
pearance" cultivation, trueness of
type, freedom of weeds, freedom of
blemish aud freedom of magot, fly
and aphis. Mr. X. G. Thomas acted
as judge.
COURTENAY,—A dainty afternoon
strawberry tea was served in honor
of Miss Greta Slllence at the home of
Mrs. N. Gordon Thomas at Royston
on Wednesday afternoon. Miss Slllence is soon to become tbe bride of
Mr. Keneth Fleming of Seattle.
Among those present lo extend their
good wishes to the bride elect were,
Miss Dorothy Slmms, Mrs. Geo. H.
Pldcock, Mrs. Greg, Mrs. C. W. Slllence, Mrs. J. Idlens anil Miss Lilian
Glover. After tiie marriage Miss Sil-
lence's home will be in Seattle.
PRIZE WINNERS IN
SCHOOL GARDENING
Judging in the Royston School garden competition wns completed yesterday. Out of a possible score of
two hundred points Bert Carey was
lirst with 170, Edgar Kelley second
and Clifford Laver third. There were
eight contestants. Conditions taken
Into consideration were "general ap-
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SOCIAL FUNCTION WAH
DECIDED SUCCESS
COntTHXAY, June 25.—Under the
auspices of the Luilies' Aid or St.
CJeorRe's Presbyterian Church a delightful social function took place yen-
terday afternoon on Mrs, Nishct's
lawu at Beaufort House, a strawberry tea was perhaps the most im- I
portant feature of iho afternoon.
There was an abundance <if delicious i
ripe strawberries and a very ample
supply of cream, The leas were
served under the direction of the
P. ami E. Kerton, .Mis. Catchpole an I
Mrs. Logle with a host of charming
helpers, The Ice cream stall was in
charge of Mrs. Henry .McQuillan, th.
candy stall was in charge of Mrs.
Walter Brown, cooked foods were sold
from a stall presided over hy Mr.;.
James Cairns and Mrs. Herbert Smith
Xeedlework stall whs iu charge ol
Mrs. J. J. McKenzie and .Mrs. C. Davis
.Mrs. Wm. Fielder and Mrs. Bryden
officiated at the fish pond where the
young folk found angling tine sport.
A good musical program was carried
out iu the evening aud among tho>><*
contributing musical selections were
Mr. Edwards of Cumberland, Mr. S.
Smith, .Mr. Catchpole, Mr. Herbert
Smith, and Mrs. McKenzie. Elgin
little girls, all native daughters of the
Coniox Valley gave a pretty little play
called the days of the week. The
little girls made a very pleasing picture in their dainty summer frocks
against the green lawn and in the
shade or the trees. Mr. Ci S. Wood
was chairman for the occasion. During the evening Mr. Wm. Duncan gave
a short address which was well received. From a financial point of
view as well as from the social, the
event was a decided success.
CUMBERLAND NEWS
HAROLD LLOYD
IN "GIRL SHY"
Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednes-
1 day, "Girl Shy," Lloyd's latest com-
I edy will be screened. "Girl Shy" is
! even better than Lloyd's previous
i comedies. It fs in 8 reels and patrons are assured of many a laugh in
1 this feature comedy.
To give everyone an opportunity In
see "Girl Shy" it will be shown for
I three days with two shows nightly at
7.If) nnd 9 p.m.
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MEATS     ■    POULTRY         FISH
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COURTENAY, B.C.
CARTER SMASHES
THRILL RECORD IN
"ARIZONA EXPRESS"
lllivlll    HlltJlT, Pllljlllg    I,Mil    ill    Fox
llriunii, Hns Many  Hcninrkahlr
Scones
| Probably there arc few situations
known to drama more thrilling than
that in which an innocent person al-
i lows himself to he convicted of mur-
' der to save another, David Butler i.i
"The Arizona Express" at the llo-Ili
Theatre Friday and Saturday does it
even more dramatically than usual -
probably because Lincoln J. Carter,
that famous kin. of melodrama, wrote
Ihe play.
David Is deeply in love with a dancer who is using him to get informa-
I lion about  his uncle's hank iu wlhch
j he  works.      The  uncle suspects the
' girl, follows her to her apartment anil
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iinds her drawing the plan of the bank
for Johnson, her lover, who is at the
head of a gang of thugs. lie tries to
get the drawings away from the girl
and Johnson shoots him. Just then
a knock is heard at the door and the
girl pulls her hair over her face, rips
open her waist and tells David, who
enters, that his uncle had assaulted
her and she shut him. When the
house detectives enter a minute later,
David (ells them that he did the Bhoot-
Ing to protect the girl. It is a thrilling moment, and It is only a beginning. The whole picture is redolent
witli such tense situations.
There are ilic many adventures
Katllcrinc Keilli. David's sister lias
when she sets out lo retrieve an Incriminating letter written by tlie dan
cor which would prove her brother.-
innocence. There 's a breath-taking
moment when she crawls along a narrow ledge high U|  a building and
enters the window of Johnson's hotel
room. Then, afler gelling the letter,
there Is the wild chase In a taxi
through crowded streets, when Johnson discovers its loss and pursues
her.
Later there is a train wreck in
which a long line of ears and a loci-
motive plunge over a trestle and Into
a river, and a light lp the water where
a mail clerk keeps the precious letter
safe. The chase ends only after (he
clerk and Katherine have commandeered a locomotive, narrowly escaped crashing Into a train coming trom
the opposite direction and Anally
reach the Governor's house with the
letter just in time to secure David's
pardon.
LOCALS AGAIN
CLEAN UP JAPS
Showing that their defeat in Nanaimo had in no way effected their
playing t lie local senior baseballers
cleaned up on the Royston Lumber
Co. on Wednesday night by the score
of 5 to I. Maclntyre pitched excellent bal] and was robbed of a shutout in the last Inning by Richards'
overthrow of second, while Hojo in
the box for the Japanese was equally
effective but was hit more freely.
Lack of space permits us only to
publish the box score and summary.
Box Score
Cumberland AH it H PO A E
Plump, lb     4   1   :i lu   »   n
Ilannerman, ss     4   1112   0
James, 2b     4   o   1   :l   2   .1
Conti, If     t   il   ii   i)   o   n
Hunden.   cf      :)    1    1    li   u    1
Richards,  c      :i    1    2   6    1    n
.Marocchi, 3b     :t   1    2   2   2   »
Harrison,   rf      :i   0   I)   ll   0   0
Mclntyre, p     3   0   10   2    1
Totals     31 5 11 21 0 I.
Royston  l.lir. Co.     AI) R H PO A _
Kajlyama, lb     3 o 0 in n o
Knto, ss      2 n n 1 3 .1
Kigo, ir     3 1 1 n 1 i
Voniada,  c      3 0 n t; 2 >)
Doi,   3b       3 I) 1 2 ii 0
Hayashl, 2b     3 0 0 2 4 2
Ilojo,  p       3 (1 1 ll il il
Miyhara    2 0 0 0 o 0
Mlnalo        2 II 0 n 1 n
Totals     21    I    3 21  11    il
Two-base hits: Plump, Richards,
Bannerman; Three-base hits: .Mclntyre; Stolen bases: Hunden, Koto;
Double plays: Koto to Hayashl; Let!
on bases: Cumberland 3. Revision
3. Earned runs, Cumberland 3. Royston Lumber 0, Struck oul by Ilojo
fi, by Mclntyre fi. liases on balls,
Off .Mclntyre 1. Umpire J. Mono.
Cumberland » « 2 3 » o o x .v . r>
Royston Lbr. Co.n u n n n n I  x x    1
RESULTS OF FIRST
All) EXAMINATIONS
Following arc ih,. results of the
First Aid Examinations held on June
is, 1024, (Ladies' chissi Flrsl Aid
Cerlllicnie May Hughes. Medallons
Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Davis. Mrs Anderson,  .Mrs.  Parkinson.
Junior First Aid Ethel Hunt. Doris
Waterfield, Dorothy Maxwell, Margaret Shearer. Edna Cawdell.
instructor, Mr. A, J. Taylor.
Examiner, Dr. Hicks,
BIG FISH CAUGHT
IN COMOX LAKE
.Mr. Ed. Williams of Cumberland,
sent a 7-lb. lisli. caught in Como.x
Lake on Sunday, to the contest being
held in Nanaimo. iiis father at the
same lime got a catch varying in
weight trom 3 to 614 lbs each, while
on Wednesday again the former loo',
another big one from Crulckshaiik
which weighed 7J4 lbs. Those are
thought tn be the largest lish caught
this season. PAGE EIGHT ,	
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== gold and blue, any shade procured for you in three
= days.     Price per yard ....  $1.50
|§j New Dresses just arrived, in Voile, Ratine, Crepe and
j|| Silk.     We have some real smart dresses and our val-
[s ties will stand comparison with most.     Call and see
=§ our new line.
_§ Smart Tub Dresses, suitable for street wear made of
|j good Ginghams in all sizes up to 44.     Price      $2.50
5 A new line of dresses made up in the latest styles,
!| good quality Ginghams, and designs that are sure to
H please. Prices $3.50 and        $3.95
_H Girls' Khaki Dresses and Skirts made of a real heavy
= duck which will give good wear, and satisfaction, sizes
H up lo II years. Price per garment •■■ $1.50
Uf Get a suit for the girl for her holidays.
=| Voile Waisls, in White only, just a few left of the very
_§ finest quality, reg. to $8.50. To be cleared out at $3.95
HI A real snap.
II Voile Waists in white and colored, a regular assort-
S ment, up to $3.50, clearing at  $1.95
!§ Get one or two for the summer.
M A smart line in Corsets, the well known D & A brand
H just what will give you satisfaction, most sizes. Price
H per pair  $1.50
g Ladies' Elastic Girdles in most of the wanted sizes, a
== real good line and very suitable for summer wear.
= Price per pair -•-• $1.25
H! Ladies' Art Silk Hose, made of a heavy quality Art
jH Silk with reinforced heels and toes, in most of the
§| wanted colorings and the quality is such that will give
H you satisfaction.     Our price per pair 75c.
H Ladies' High Grade Artificial Silk Hose with elastic
HJ lop, in the new shades, including French Nude. Price
!H per pair  -■■■  $1.25
|H Children's Sox in several qualities, all sizes. Price per
H pair 35c. 45c. 50c. and   75c.
THE CI MlERLANO ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JPNE 28, 18.4.
Local Briefs
Mrs.  D. Clarkson  returned
naimo Saturday morning.
to Ni-      Several families have already mnde
I camp   at   Roystdjn   Beach   and   next
week will probably see many more.
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ALD. MORDY SAYS
CITY CASH SHORTAGE
Capt. Carey, of Royston, left Thursday morning for Victoria, where he
DEFINITELY PLACED \ will visit for a few days.
(Continued From Page One )
1     Mr.  Robert  Henderson  and  family
I of Nanaimo will arrive at Royston on
Dr. Alexander, who is in charge of
Dr. Christie's Dental Surgery in the
King Block is from Victoria, whei'e
he was associated with Dr. Wm. Russell, member of the Council of B.C.
of Dental  Surgeons.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES
(Continued From Page. One)
from which to enter up my tax roll j Monday for the summer months
and cash sheet, and in several cases i *   *   *
they were not entered.
These ommissions automatically
came to light the next year, when the
taxpayers concerned received tax
notices with arrears on them, and at
once notified the City Clerk they had College
paid me.
lu all cases but one—the most recent of all—I easily recalled the circumstances of payment, and after satisfying myself that I had not paid the
money into the City Treasury at the
proper time, 1 immediately did so,
with penalty and Interest added lo
date.
One case 1 did not—and do not—
recall; that of John Commandani.
who claims he had paid his taxes for
1S22, per Mr. Frelonl, on January
6th. 1923.
Briefly, the facts are these: —
On  December 31st, 1921, Comman-
dana's taxes for that year, being unpaid were carried forward on to the !
11122 tax roll as arrears, and in Feb-1
Sill
DRYGOODS |
GENT'S FURNISHINGS   §
■■■III
id  THE   EliECTOKS  OK  COMOX
in.STIIMi
1 lake this opportunity of expressing my thanks, for lhe splendid assistance and support given me, during my campaign and at the polls on
election day.
Paul   Harrison.
, The lirst garden Inspection by Canadian Collieries officials was held on
June 25th.
WAS VISITOR TO
FLEET AT VICTORIA
On Invitation of the .Mayor of Victoria. Mayor Parnham spent last
week-end visiting the British Special
Service Squadron at the above city.
Accompanied by seven other Mayors
from various parts of B.C. and by the
Victoria City Council, he paid a visit [
In 11. M. S. Hood, the world's largest!
battleship, and while on board the
party witnessed the spectacle of
4000 school children being welcomed
by Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Field.
On Saturday night, at 8.00 p.m. Mayor
Parnham was also one of the 300
guests ihat sat down to a dinner in
the Empress Hotel. He returned
home Sunday night after a thoroughly enjoyable visit.
CHURCH NOTICE
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper
will be dispensed at St. George's
Presbyterian Church on Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
The Naramata Bible Class and the
C.O.I.T. Class and the Sunday School
will close tomorrow I'or July and
August .
Evening Service nt 7 o'clock.
EXTENSION OF TIME
Notice is hereby given that the time
for the reception of tenders for repairs to the wharf at Tofino, B.C., Is
extended to Thursday, July 24, 1924.
By order'
N. DESJARDINS,
Acting Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottuwa, June 18, 1924. 26
ruary, 1922 they were paid, an 'unofficial' receipt being given (on the
tax notice). No record of this payment
appears anywhere In the books for
1922, nor was the cash entered up or
paid into Ihe City Treasury In that
year.
Commniidunn's tax notice for 1922
had these arrears on it; also in July,
1922 and again in October. 1922, I seiu
out reminders of tbe same. No complaint came back that these taxes tor
1921 were wrongly charged, although
he actually had my receipt for them.
ful applicants are Miss Christina Mac
Kiniinii and Miss Edith Hood.
The Board were evidently not satisfied with tiie work of the Supervising Principal and Assistant Principal
Several suggestions were introduced
without nny action. it wus decided I
to call a special meeting on Friday |
to give the matter further consideration. I
CUMBERLAND HAD !
EASY TIME WITH !
NEW WESTMINSTER
i
Cumberland hud such an easy vie
lory over Now Westminster last wee!;
thut the wing players of the latter
team were kept busy answering the
question: "How did you beat Ladysmith?" So stiites the Vancouver
Daily Province which sues on to say:
"Cumberhind, on the play of the day,
should have scored anywhere from
ii to 12, and it' they bad been told to
get twelve it is quite possible thai
ihey could have done so. The Nanaimo Press said "They could h.tve,
and should have, bad they beeu will-
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
cM!__fi_Jl_jf__fi_M
BOYS and GIRLS
SEE III It NEB ICE CREAM COXES
Cream Cup ('ones—Bigger & Better than the old onea
EOlt THE  lilt.I.Kit  HOYS AMI GIRLS
 We have a Novelty Sundae	
Have one of these and obtain a beautiful Celluloid
Parrot or Bird of Paradise
BEFORE GOING TO CAMP
See our stock of
WATER WINGS -BATHING CAPS—WATER BALLS
and everything necessary for a good time in the water.
Look over our stock of Toilet Requisites such as
Tooth Paste and Brushes, Face Cream and Powders
Soaps, Etc.
KODAKS FILMS
See Our Window Specials
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALLKODAK STORE
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
ohirial receipt No. 409, with that date
written across it, and stating clearly
'payment for arrears, with Interest
for 1921 taxes' and up to and including December 31st, 1921, and 1 paid
into the Oily Treasury the amount
shown on that receipt, which I
should have paid In in February 1922.
In 1923 the then City Clerk sent Mr.
Commnndana his tax notice with arrears for 1922 on it, nnd Commnndana
wrote back that he had, per .Mr. Fj_-
loni, puld those taxes on January 6th
1923, aud had Mordy's receipt for the
some No. 409, and Mr. Frelonl has
since taken an affidavit te that elTeci.
Although the City Clerk communicated with me within six months of
this alleged payment, I have absolutely no recollection whatever of it, anj
urn prepared to take oath to that effect.
Commandana sent his receipts to
.Mr. Fourncre, who then accepted his
tuxes for 1923, and left those for 1922
still unsettled, returning the receipts
without me seeing them.
The present City Clerk then took
up the matter, and after placing all
the facts of the case before my lawyer, 1 was advised to pay the amount
under protest, reserving the right to
take action for recovery of the same
If I saw lit. I therefore paid this
amount, and hold Mr. Merry's final
receipt for the same dated Jan. 26th,
1924.
Now. why did not Commandana, on
receipt of 1922 tax notice, with 1921
arrears thereon, notify me he had
paid these arrears. Later ou I sent
two reminders, but still no correction,
though he held my receipt for the
same.
Why, when I discovered my ora-
mlslon in January, 1923, to enter up
the transaction of February, 1922, and
wrote oul and sent him an oflicial receipt No. 4(19 for 1921 taxes, specifically named on the receipt as such,
and paid that amount Into the Cltv
Treasury then, why did Mr. Frelonl
not denial id u correct receipt. If he j
was. as he slates, paying 1922 tnxes,
and why did Mr. Commnndana not;
claim a correct receipt on getting an
Incorrect one?
t'nminandiina    received    three    de-'
mauds in 1922 for 1921 luxes, whicli
he had actually paid, and never kick-
ed.
He gets one lu 192.') for 1922 taxes
—from a new City Clerk who knew
their money, scored another four, but
they did not." The linnl score was
4 to 1 for Cumberland.
Today, Saturday, the locals meet
Vancouver Elks in Vancouver lo decide which team will meet the Alberta champions. A hard game is
expected as last week the Elks defeated Nanaimo City by 5 goals to 1.
Cumberland left tor the mainland
city ou Friday morning, taking their
strongest team. They will line up as
follows: Blair; Ackroyd, Stewart;
Brake, Conti, Monohan; Deluce, Milligan, Graham, Turner and Banncr-
mau, witii Hitchens as spare man.
The matron ot thc Cumberland
Hospital wishes to acknowledge tin-
receipt of $25.15, one half the proceeds of Ihe dance held at Roystbn
last Saturday by the Canadian Robert
Dollar Co., and reading matter from
Mr. J. E. Hamilton.
Used Cars
FORD TOURINGS
Late Models, Self Starters, Good
Tires, Tops and Upholstery
Etc.
$350 $375 $475
Also
l_l_l_[p>J_l__Ji___l_l_l_fi__^^
CHEVROLET SUPERIOR
' Only a few months old.
Hi_[_i_i_i__i[_i_i__ri_[_i_i__ai__ii_sjt.ai_i_rffl
DODGE ROADSTER,
1923 model.
OVERLAND "90"
t_Jl_U(_J(_jl__(_J(_^^
CHEVROLET
1920 model and several
FORD TOURINGS
"__/__J__J__J c_f __/i__r__x__J __| __ic_J__J^J__J__J__J__J L_J__J__/__f __Jc_J__Jc_J
chasing  a   reliable   used   car;
don't miss inspecting these
Bargains
Easy Terms Arranged
not Commandana—which   were    not!
paid and at once says he hnd paid These cars are priced exception-
them by deputy  tn the former Cltv | ally low, and if you intend pur-
Clerk.
1 lenve the public to judge
Yours truly
T.  Mordy.
Clerk for the City of Cumberland
from October, 1919, to Jnnnnrv 31st.
1923.
June 26th, 1921. | On July 1st our premises will be
The foregoing was addressed to the ! "P"1  f°nr Service only,  between
Editor of thc . —.     it was not 9 aM' and 6 p,m*
addressed to  The  Islander, but  was l Ql .___, 0   _?_____._,   I __]
handed ln hy Aid. Mordy with a re  ! DlUIlt OE LWorl, JLlO.
quest   that  the same prominence  be I _„_ rnIIpTFv,AY PABARF
given to It ns our report of the last    THE COURTENAY (.AKAGb
Council meetlng.-Ed. phone fil Phone fil
On January 8th, 1923, I Issued  tut | ing to give the spectators n  run i'or I
Leave your order for
Preserving   Strawberries
ALL CLEANED AND HULLED IN IS & 30Lb. PAILS
PER LB.  LU C   PER LB.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
PLUMS, ('ANTELOPES, BANANAS, II1NO CHERRIES, LAKE
BERRIES, GRAPE FRUIT, ORANUES AND LEMONS.
NEW SPUDS, NEW PARROTS, BEETS. TI'RNIPS. DEAD
LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE, CUCUMBERS, GREEN PEAS.
Full Stock of Refreshing Drinks
Loganberry  Juice,  Raspberry  Vinegar,  Lime  Juice,
Lime Juice Cordial, Grape Juice, Ginger Ale, Hop
Ale, Shandy, Lemonade Powder and Sherbit.
All Sizes.
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
PHONE 38
FOR SALE
FOR SALE—FATALISM AND INDIS-
putahle proof of a living God. Read
this book; a divine solution of this
life's mysteries. Sent postpaid for
7iic. Address, Matthews, 57 _. San
Juan Ave., Victoria, B.C. 11
FOR SALE—FORD TOPRLNG CAR,
1922 model. Iii first class condition,
self starler, new seat covers, Ilass-
ler shock absorbers, demountable
rims, spare tyre and accesorles.
Price $425.00
McLaughlin Roadster, Slroniheig
carburettor, Genuine Bosch Magneto, in good running order, leather upholstery. Price $95.00.
The above may be Inspected at any
time. Call at Eollce Office, Cumberland. 2tl
FOR SALE—HORSE, BUGGY AND
Harness, cheap. For further information, apply Mercantile Store
Co., Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland. 26
FOR SALE — ONE DWELLING
house, containing seven rooms,
ihirn and outhouses in lirst class
condition. A snap. For further
particulars apply to Edward W.
Bickle, P.O. Drawer 430, Cumberland. Jy.3
RETURN FROM
17-DAY CRUISE
Messrs. Billy "Admiral' Merrilleld.
Charlie "Captain" Grant and Dune.
"Steward" McNIven, returned on
Wednesday from n 17-day cruise In
northern waters. They were on government business lu connections with
the  recent  election.
WEDDING
Aitken . Pkkottl
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
St. George's Presbyterian Manse on
Tuesday evening, June 24th, at 6.30
when Miss Edith Picketti of this city
became lhe bride of Colin Campbell
Aliken of Bevan. The groom was
supported by his brother Robert, and
lhe bride by her sister. Miss Mary
Picketti. The Rev. Jnmes Hood of-
llclated. The happy couple left Immediately for the mainland on their
honeymoon trip and on their return
will reside at Bevan.
FOR SALE—A TRAILER, SUITABLE
for light car. Pneumatic tires uud
In Ilrst class order. Apply Blunt
nnd Ewart Ltd., Courtenay. 26.
WANTED—RASPBERRY PICKERS.
Women and girls. Send for prospectus. Fernrllffe Fruit Farm.
Hatzic, B.C. 27p.
A DOUBLE ATTRACTION
■III M.IMV
DANCE
ROYSTON TENNIS COURT
Tuesday, July 1st
MOODY'S ORCHESTRA IN ATTENDANCE
Don't forget the Dance on Saturday, .lime 28th
Special Music

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