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Array THE CUMBERLAND
Oo
With which Is consolidated the Cumberland Sew*.
FORTY-FIRST YEAR—No. 51.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1922
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
A Story Of The
South Seas In
"Virgin Paradise"
"A Virgin Paradise," the stupendous William Fox special which made
a sensation ln New York, will begin
a run at the Ilo-llo Theatre on Friday
and Saturday. It Is a Btory of the
jungle and of civilized hyprocrlsy,
written for the screen by Hiram Percy
Maxim, the famous Inventor of the
Maxim silencer and other devices.
The action shifts from a palatial country-place on Long Island, New York,
to a lonely Isle ln the South Seas,
where a volcano deBtroys the entire
population" with the exception of the
Infant heiress to $10,000,000 and her
native nurse.
The child grows to young womanhood in a half-savage state, and then
Is transported to the Long Island
homo. She Is amazed by the con-
vrnstB between it and the wild lite of
her former home, but later on she begins drawing contrasts not altogether
favorable to the new environment
She resetitB the attentions ot a man
who seekB to marry her for her fortune, and repels them with all the
vigor and fury of her half-savage nature. The taste In dress which she
develops, with all Uie resources of
wealth at her disposal, is astonishing,
.and shocking to her Long Island relatives. Before a truly taming Influence is finally exerted over her, she
has shattered the nerves of the household and practically wrecked the estate. The lovely savage, Impersonated by the dashing Pearl White, Is
Bald to be fascinating in all her moods.
Ab a story of human passion and
emotion, "A Virgin ParadiBe" 1b intense. Ab a spectacle It is tremendous,
both in the tropic scenes, the devastation ot the Island In a volcanic eruption and tho life ot the girl with lionB,
apes and other wild animals as her
only companions, and In the flld
scenes on the Ixmg Island estate. The
production of this spectacular special
wns directed by J. Searle Dawley.
Th^2£tt,*,y    ~ MACKENZIE,
"Way Down East"
Stupendous Film
D. W. Griffith's wonder spectacle,
"Way Down East," taken from the
famous New England play of that
uame, will be seen at t|ie llo-Ilo for
two days beginning Monday and Tuesday nlghtB.
In "Way Down East'' the master of
the silent drama has excelled himself.
Griffith has taken this simple Btory
of plain people and Infused Into It the
charm ot New England homesteads
with their quaint surroundings,
dreamy perspectives of enchanting
roadways, meadows and hills; old
fashioned sleighing parties, barn
dances and bucolic humors In a manner which creates a new art form.
It Is a tale of the love that conquers
all things but which is retarded tor
the time being by gossip and thrilling
adventures prompted by the stern dlc-
la.es of a simple people who have but
one code of honor. It progresses
charmingly, and with those Intimate
touches of Griffith beauty which
makes all his works stand out so
nppcallngly to a climax which Is the
greatest scene ever depicted within
the tour walls of a theatre. The audiences are thrilled and thrilled until
they fairly gasp for breath and find
relief with the termination of the suspense in great outbursts of applause
and cheers.
This may sound a trifle overstated
but It Is the bnre truth and not one-
tenth what the most staid critics in
nil the big cities have said about It
over and over. Its record Is the most
phouomennl ever made hy a theatrical
attraction ln America and it is a dally
or nightly occurrence to see bankers,
society women and schoolboys spontaneously join ln the applause which
rocks the theatre.
It is presented by the finest cast
tha tever assembled for a screen presentation and In addition to the plaintive picture of Anna Moore as depleted by Lillian Glsh and the manly
David of Richard Barthelmess. The
other characters are played by Burr
Mcintosh, Mary Hay, Kate Bruce,
Lowell Sherman, Crelghton Hale, Mrs.
Morgan Belmont, Edgar Nelson, Geo.
Neville. Vlvla Ogden, Florence Short,
Mrs. David Landau, Josephine Bernard, Emily Fltzroy, Patricia Fruen and
many others.
I EXPERT, DIES
i.«OM WAR WOUNDS
Vancouver Head of Geological Survey
Succumbs to Operation.—Was Well
Known Here..
Dr. J. D. MacKenzie, head of the
British Columbia office of the Geological Survey of Canada, died December 15th at Montreal, according to advices received here, as the result of
an operation performed in an attempt to alleviate lnjurlos sustained
ln France.
Dr. MacKenzie had recently engaged
ln an exhaustive survey ot the coal
measures of Vancouver Island, results ;
of his Investigations being attended
biy Domlnlon-wlde Interest. He had
almost completed his tank on the Island, and while In the Held was building up reserve strength for an operation which he knew to be necessary.
He had gained considerably in
health, and last month was one ot the
leading spirits In the Western meeting
of the Canadian Institute of Mining
and Metallurgy at Vancouver. Two
weeks ago he went East to Salute
Anne de Bellevue Hospital to undergo
the operation, which proved fatal.
In April, 1916, Dr. MacKenzie enlisted ss a private In the 185th Cape
Breton Highlanders, but In June of
the same year he was promoted to a
lieutenancy, and was despatched overseas with the 85th Nova Scotia Highland Brigade. In France he distinguished himself when ln command of
the Cape Breton Company of the 85th
Battalion, and In recongltlon of his
gallantry he was nworded the Military
CroBs. Later he had the misfortune
to be severely wounded and was ln
hospital until after the close of the
war.
Receiving his discharge in June,
1920, Dr. MacKenzie rejoined the staff
of the Geological Survey, and In October of that year was placed ln charge
ot the British Columbia office, In succession to Dr. Charles Camsell, now
Deputy Minister of Mines.
Dr. MacKenzie Is survived by Mrs.
MacKenzie, who was formerly Miss
Isabel Lord, of New Westminster.
His mother resides in California,
where she went with another of her
sons, who died about a year ago from
war Injuries. The funeral will take
place at Vancouver on Saturday, Dec.
23rd, 1922.
The late Dr. MacKenzie was well
known here, and throughout the district, having spent two years ln the
survey of this portion of Vancouver
Island, and the news of his death was
received with profound regret. Mr.
Charles Oraham, district superintendent of the Canadian Collieries (D)
Ltd., left on Thursday for Vancouver
to attend the funeral, as the representative of the resident members of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy.
THE ISLANDER WISHES YOU ALL
A   VERY   MERRY   CHRISTMAS,
AND THAT TPEACE AND PROSPERITY
BE WITH YOU IN THE NEW  YEAR
Liberal Members Well Pleased
With Work Of The Session
THE CUMBERLAND
COMMERCIAL SCHOOL
Another brilliant success fas scored
on the 19th Inst., when the seven
pupils  who sat for examination  all
VICTORIA, Dec. 16.—Liberal members of tho Legislature went away today very much pleased with themselves and with the work of the session. They were pleased because the
party had been threatened with all
sorts of dire things by Opposition
leaders and Opposition press, and
none of those things happened. As a
reBUlt of the session the Government
Is much stronger to-day than It was
a year ago, and not a suggestion of
dissolution Is heard anywhere.
To Press representatives, Premier
Oliver expressed satisfaction at the
work done and at the present standing
ot the Government. Other ministers
also were very pleased, and the Liberal Whip, John Iiuckham, and the
chairman of caucus, K. C. MacDonald,
of Vernon, spoke of the efficiency of
members and the good work done.
Most of the Bills had to do with revision of the work of the department
of the Attorney-General. A new
minister usually finds things that do
not suit him. When the present Government Ilrst came Into power, Hon.
T. D. Pattullo was responsible for a
good deal of legislation dealing with
practically overy section of his large
department. Now all the departments
are working smoothly and little legislation is needed there. Next year the
Attorney-General Is likely to have
much less than at the present session
As has been mentioned before, almost half the time of the members
has beeu devoted to discussions of
some phase ot the sale ot Intoxicating
llquora. It commenced right at the
opening of the session with criticisms
of this department of the Government's activities, and was taken up ln
the discussion of the Budget; continued every day in the Public Accounts Committee and reached an
acute stage when the resolutions wore
presented having to do with the sale
of beer by the glass. The final efforts
were made when the Attorney-General's Hill amending the Liquor Act
came before the House; the last half-
hour of the last day being devoted to
final attempts to defeat the amendment providing Imprisonment in Ilrst
offenscB liwtead of fines for those convicted of selling beer. >.
The curious thing about the beer
divisions was that they were not along
party lines, yet the majorities were
about the same as on Governmental
measures.   The last vote might have
been considered a party one, yet a
number of Liberals voted against the
Government, while the leader of the
Opposition lined up with the Government. In the final vote, those recording against Imprisonment for beer
selling were; Mrs. Smith, Messrs.
Whiteside, Ian McKenzie, Kergin,
Perry, Anderson, Farrls, Lister,
Pooley, Schofield, Walllnger, Uphill,
K. C. MacDonald, Campbell and
Hlnchcllfte.
The one or two occasions when the
votes were close was In committee on
minor questions. Once there was a
tie, and the Speaker voted with the
Government, but this was on a minor
amendment lo the Land Registry Act
and it would have meant nothing If
the Government had been defeated on
It. It did not Indicate weakness, but
simply a reasonable independence on
the part of the members.
An interesting sidelight on the
work of the session was the attitude
of tho members and reporters on the
last day. They were like a lot of
boys being let out of school on the
closing day ot the term. In the
morning there was a nervous tension
and It was difficult to get anyone to
think about anything except getting
away. At tbe close, when the Administrator had made his final speech
and the National Anthem had been
sung, the sessional papers on the
desks went flying through the air, a
shower came down trom the reporters'
gallery, and for a few minutes pandemonium reigned. Then the members,
light-hearted as youngsters, gradually
drifted away and many left for their
homes that evening.
During the last few days when
everyone was wanting to get away,
there was a noticeable Improvement
In the manner ln which the Opposition
co-operated with the Government in
trying to forward business. All attempts at gallery play were given up,
and hour after hour members applied
themselves to the work ln hand. It
was often very monotonous work, but
they did not shirk. As much work
was done ln tbe last three days as at
any other time during the session,
was accomplished In a week or ten
days, it was a continuous grind,
morning, afternoon and evening.
Unless something important should
happen to cause the Legislature to be
called together again, they will not
meet again until next autumn, probably the end of October.
CYRUS CHAPTER
ANNUAL BALL A
BRILLIANT SUCCESS
Over 300 Attend —HaU Beautifully
Decorated—Prominent Masons Were
Present
Despite the cold weather of Friday
last, the annual Ball of Cyrus Royal
Arch Chapter, No. 10, was a brilliant
success. More than 300 being present.
Many people from Courtenay, Roy-
stn, Union Bay and Headquarters being present. The First Grand Principal, Bro. Sherwln, of the Grand
Chapter of B. C, was also present.
Wor. Bro. T. Carey, ln a neat little
speech on behalf of the Chapter, welcomed the visitors, wishing all present
a happy time and asking them to dispense with Introductions; make themselves free and easy. Mr. Carey, before finishing his speech, said he had
one request to make, and that was
tliat the gentlemen would please refrain from smoking In the ball-room.
The hall was very artistically decorated with Masonic emblems, the pre
dominant colors being jed and blue,
and the many beautiful dresses worn
creating quite a galaxy of color. The
dance commenced at 9.30 with Mr.
Geo. Mlchell acting as floor manager,
a duty he performed with great eclat.
Promptly at 12, refreshments were
served, and tbe speed with which the
300 guests were all supplied, reflected great credit on those in charge.
After refreshments, dancing was again
indulged ln until 3 a.m., a most delightful time having been spent by all
present.
The following gentlemen composed
the orchestra: Messrs. Owen, Plump,
Robertson, McQulness and Walker;
whilst the refreshments, which were
supplied by Mr. J. Halllday, gavo
great satisfaction.
On Wednesday evening, the students
and their parents being assembled at
the Union Hotel, the prizes and certificates were presented by the Rev. G.
Kinney. The awards were distributed
as follows:
Shorthand Speed (eighty words n
minute)—Mildred Oliver, marks 987r.
first prize, gold mounted fountain pen.
Edna Mareh, marks 96%, gold pencil
case. Eleanor Hunden, marks 94%,
third prize, silver photo frame. Edna
Bennie, certificate. Hazel Marsh', ,er-
tlflcate.   Gladys Dando, certificate.
These young ladles, together with
Harriet Gomm, were also handed the
diploma of " The National Institute of
Secretaries," for shorthand theory
awarded in November.
Book - keeping. — Clifton Mounce.
price, enamelled cuff links. Mildred
Oliver, certificate. Edna Marsh, certificate.   Hazel Marsh, certificate.
Typewriting.—Edna Marsh, certificate and prize, Shorthand dictionary.
Eleanor Hunden, certificate. Hazel
Marsh, certificate.
The principal, Miss Fazan, was the
very happy recipient of an exceedingly
handsome combination purse and
vanity bag, presented to her by the
pupils who, at the conclusion of tho
entertainment, served refreshments.
The parents expressed themselves
as highly gratified with the results,
and teacher and pupils are looking
forward to oven more succcsb In the
New Year.
Annual General Meeting
Of The C. L. and A. A.
Every young man and woman needs
a business education. The best place
to get It Is at the Sprott-Shaw Business College, Nanaimo. Write for
prospectus.
The Cumberland Orchestral Society
have arranged to render a selection
of muslo at the hospital on Sunday
pext at 6 p.m.
The annual general meeting of the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association was held in the llo-Ilo
Theatre on Sunday evening, Dec. 17th,
i at 7.30 p.m.
j The business transacted was the
election of officers  tor   the   ensuing
' yenr,   after   which   forty-five   prizes
, wero raffled.
i    Tho olllcei's elected   for   Hie   year
11923 were as follows:
'    President—Mr. A. J. Taylor.
Vice-President—Mr. Peter McNIven.
,    Treasurer—Mr. B, D. Pickard.
The company representatives ou the
Board of Management are: Messrs. T.
W, Scott, Geo. O'Brien nnd William
(Walker.
[ The remaining six members of the
Board, who are elected from the general membership a year ago, having
served in such a satisfactory and efficient capacity, were recommended to
be re-elected for the year 1923. They
arc: Messrs. Henry Walker, Robert C.
! Walker, Dan Stewart, Andrew Thomson, Sidney Hunt and II. L. Dates.
1 After the general business of the
meeting was disposed of, the raffling
of tho forty-five prizes was proceeded
with, The prizes consisted of ten
turkeys, twelve geese, ten brace of
ducks, eight boxes of cigars and five
boxes of cigarettes—each containing
100 cigarettes.
The winners of the prizes were ns
1 follows:
AMBULANCE ASSN. WILL
HOLD A SOCIAL
EVENING ON JAN. 6th
The St. John Ambulance Association
will hold their social evening on
Saturday, January 6th, in the G. W.
V. A. Hall. Dbors open at 7.30, with
whist commencing promptly at 8. All
those who attended the last one will
not have to be asked If they are going
again—Ihey are just longing for the
time to come.
Ladies are asked to kindly bring
refreshments.
Foresters' Whist
Drive And Dance
Was Huge Success
Tbe whist drive and dance and prize '
drawing held by the Ancient Order of .
Foresters in the War Veterans' Hall
on Friday, Dec. 15th, was a huge success trom every standpoint.
The Ways and Means Commute* ol
the above Order are responsible for
the success, and they have good reason
to be satisfied with their efforts, i
the whole affair proved to be on* of
the best events of the season.
P.J.C.R. Oomm started the whlat
going at 8.15; every table ln tho hall
being filled.
At 9.45 the whist drive was brought
to a close and the winners of tho
prizes announced as follows:
Gent's first', Mr. A. A. Brown; 2nd,
Mrs. F. Slaughter. Ladles' First, Mra.
W. Whitchouse, 2nd, Mrs. B.Brown.
While tbe ladles served refreshments the prize drawing took place,
the results being as follows:
280, box of cigars; 856, sack of
potatoes; 507, gents' shoes; 885, bam;
156, ladles' Bhoes; 776, pipe and caa
brush and comb; 615, gents' hat;
706, turkey; 191, box of chocolates;
624, goods, value $3; 907, lack of
flour; 594, sack of sugar; 928, ladles'
slippers; 767, shaving set; 621, cuff
links; 220 toilet set; 302, groceries f5;
610, cigarettes; 64, two chickens; US,
handbag; 899, fowl, $4; 189, boy's
watch; 511, ladies' umbrella; 210,
goods, value 83; 872, goods, valuo tl.
After the drawing, C.R. A. J. Taylor
gave a few remarks on the benefits of
the Order and also thanked th* guests
and the store-keepers and friend* for
their very able support
The guests then moved to th* danca
hall for dancing, which waa kept going till early morning .and closed with
everybody asking when the next one
would be held.
Mr. H. Rose left on Monday morning for Vancouver.
W. Whyte, turkey; J. Davis, box of
cigars; Geo. Peacock, Box cigarettes;
Chas. Mcintosh, brace of duckB; M.
Williamson, brace ot ducks; Harry
While, box cigars; Dave Little, box of
cigarettes; W. Brace, turkey; D. Sommervllle, box cigars; M. Vltcb, one
goose; A. Bogo, one goose; A. Nunns,
one turkey; R. Shaw, one goose; Jas.
Whltworth, brace of ducks; R, McNeil, one turkey; H. Bates, one goose;
Joe Bertoldl, one turkey; A. Denholme, one goose; J. MacAlllster,
brace ot ducks; L. Franceaclnnl, box
cigars; R. McNeil, brace ot duckB
Tony Blstano, box cigars; Micky Mc
Adams, box cigarettes; D. Gordon, one
turkey; Frank Dyer, brace of ducks;
J. Miller, box cigars; Geo. Ramsell,
one turkey; Geo. Robertson, one brace
duckB; R. Bennie, one goose; J. Anderson, one goose; Geo. Mitchell, box
cigars; D. Richards, brace of ducks;
C. Shillto, box cigars; J. Watson, box;by reason of the dilapidated condition
PLANS OF NEW HALL
ON VIEW AT FROST'S
At the last meeting of the City
Council, Aid. Parnham was granted
permission to Introduce a money bylaw to borrow 810,000 for the purpose
of erecting new City buildings, and it
is expected that the rate-payera will
vote on this money by-law at the
coming municipal election.
The description of the Municipal
building for Cumberland Is as follows:
The new building will be a frame
structure of a half-timbered design,
which in general appearance will
match the front of the Athletic Club
building; the fire bell tower having a
large Gothic opening where the bell
will be hung. A basement will be provided under the fire ball which will
act as a recieatlon room for firemen
as well as making provision for the
beating plant. The accommodation on
the first floor will provide for two
prisoners' cells, a store room, Police
office and magistrate's olllce. The fire
hall will be 22 ft. x 39 ft., lu tbe Bame
situation as tho present one. There
will also be a City clerk's office and
Council Chamber; the Council Chamber being 24 ft. x 24 ft. Provision is
made for living quarters above the
Police offices and fire hall, making
suitable residence quarters for the
Chief of Police and a resident fireman.
The total size of the building is 39 ft
x 76 ft. The heating system will be
hot water, and the building while not
a large one will contain all the necessary offices and apoinlments needed
tor a email city like Cumberland. The
estimated cost of the building Is
811,000.00. The advisability of erecting this building has been precipitated
Meeting Of The
Board Of Trade
Tbe Board of Trade meeting held
In the Council Chambers. P. P. Harrison was voted to the chair. In the
absence of President Sutherland, a»-
siatant secretary Cooke read the
minutes. In the matter of a resident
judge, Alex. MacKinnon gave a i
tailed report of the deputation'* Ttalt
to Victoria, where they Interviewed
Premier Oliver, Attorney-General
Manson, Hon. Wm. Sloan, Minister of
Mines, and Thos. Menzles, M.P.P. Mr.
MacKinnon said they received a favorable reception, but accomplished very
little. Hon. Mr, Sloan appeared to be
very favorably impressed. It was said
that the next move will be mad* by
Mr. Neill, our Dominion representative. The report was adpoted and th*
secretary waB Instructed to writ* •
letter of appreciation to the Hon. Wm,
Sloan for his effort* In connection
with the matter of a reeldent Judge.
Communications aa follows, addressed to J. Walton, Secretary, were
read and ordered to be filed:
Victoria, Nov. 24th, 1922.
Secretary, Board of Trade,
Cumberland, B. C.
Dear Sir,—I am in receipt of your
letter of the 22nd Inst re County
Court Judge, County of Nanaimo.
shall forward your communication,
with resolution attached, to the Hon.
Attorney-General tor his consider*-
lion,
Yours truly,
John Oliver.
cigarettes; Jno. Bergener, one turkey
E. Hughes, jr., one goose; Geo. Hunden, one turkey; T. Boothman, one
goose; J. Hill, brace of duckB; W.
Brown, one goose; J, Fouracre, one
turkey; R. Strachan, one goose; Geo.
Larrlgan, one goose; Dan Stewart,
box cigarettes; A. J. Lockhart, one
brace of duckB.
The raffle completed, there being nn
further business, the meeting adjourned at 9.60 p.m.
of the existing buildings, all of which
require new footings and general Bub-
structure, new floors, new roofa, etc.,
which Involves a considerable expenditure and might possibly In the end
mean half the cobI of the new building, with the added feature that there
would bo the same lack of accommodation as there Is at present. Tho
front elevation of the new building
will be oxhlblted for the public to
view at Frost's drug store.
Department of Mine*
Victoria, 24th Nov., 1922,
Secretary, Board of Trade,
Cumberland, B. C.
Dear Sir,—I have your* ot the 22nd
Inst, with enclosure.
In reply beg to state that the subject matter of the resolution passed
by the Associated Boards of Trade ol
Vancouver Island, has been noted.
Assuring you that this will have my
careful consideration,
I am, yours faithfully,
Wm. Sloan, Minister.
Victoria, Nov. 24th, 1922.
Secretary, Board of Trade,
Cumberland, B. C.
Dear Sir,—I am directed to acknowledge receipt ot your   letter   of   thi
22nd Inst, transmitting a copy ot
resolution passed by the Associate)
Boards of Trade with reference to thi
residence of the Junior Judge for Uk
County of Nanaimo, and to state tha
the matter will receive consideration
Your* truly,
L. A. Menendot, Secretary. TWO
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 1922
HOT FIGHT OVER
THE BEER QUESTION
VICTORIA, Dec. 18.—With the passing Into history of the third session
of the Fifteenth Legislature of British
Columbia, one feature Is outstanding
—tho unshakeable position of the
Oliver Government. One hundreds
Illlls were presented and passed ln
the seven weeks the House was In
session, and while few Important
situations arose, still tho Government-
was never In danger at auy time.
When the administrator, Chief Justice
.Macdonald, prorogued the Legislature
last Saturday, the LlbcralH seemed
more .Irmly established in the saddle
than ever.
Several Important amendments to
social siulutes were passed, chief
among them belngUhoae affecting the
Workmen's Compensation Act. In
future Injured workmen will receive
62^ Per cent of their regular wages
while off duty through accident. The
burial allowance has been increased
from 875 to 8100.
Amendments to the Forest Act promise to provide additional safeguards
against fire. Smoking will he closely
watched, und citizens will be obliged
to report fires whenever found.
Of great interest to the fruit districts is the legislation providing
funds for lighting the codling moth.
The Government will assess those
benefited and provide for a comprehensive campaign against this pest.
A home for incurables will he established l>y the Government, tho cost
to he about J7010001 Municipalities
will he asked to con tribute 81.26 per
day Tor every palient sent lo the Institution.
Contrary lo the predictions ol' the
pessimist, no Increase in taxation has
been provided for, while there Is an
actual decrease in the estimated expenditures for the next fiscal year.
The hottest fight ot the session was
waged over the beer question. But
the liquor laws In regard to the
favorite malt beverage are unchanged.
The regular 85 permit has been
abolished. It will cost 82 in future.
The single-purchase and foreign permits have been done away with, while
beer and wine permits will cost only
$1 instead of $2.
One drastic amendment to the Government l.lquor Act provides a jail
sentence for those foimd guilty of bcI-
ling beer. Several members mado a
vain attempt lo have this changed to
a substantial fine. Another amendment is expected to wipe out the
bonded warehouse; licences will cost
♦ 10.000 lu ruture.
Now that flic session of lhe Legls-
lature  is over,  the  Government Will
turn its attention to the affairs of the
P. Q. E. Railway once more. Premier
Oliver, ex-Minister of Railways, will
take the new minister, Hon. J. D. Mac-
Lean, over the line from SquamlBh lo
Quesnel, when a thorough inspection
will bo made and the two will consider what stepB shall be followed
during the coming year in operating
the line. It is known that Hon. Dr.
MacLean favors a comprehensive colonization policy, and to that end will
have a complete survey made ol' the
agrlcutural, mining and lumbering
possibilities ln the country contiguous
id the railway.
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Dec. 22 & 23
A FOX SUPER-SPECIAL
A Virgin Paradise
EIGHT  REELS  OF  OUT-DOOR ACTION
What you will see in "A VIRGIN PARADISE'—A Village Destroyed by a Volcano
—a beautiful girl mothered by wild animals—the most terrific fight ever staged—
wjld life on a South Sea Island—an attackek by a tribe of savages — wonderful
tropical and ocean scenes—a thrilling automobile crash—a marvellous fire at night
—and many other thrill.
A TWO-REEL SUNSHINE COMEDY WILL BE SHOWN ALSO
MATINEE—SATURDAY 2.30 P.M.
HOLIDAY   ATTRACTION
Big Holiday Attraction on Monday and Tuesday—Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess in D. W. Griffith's Might Drama of Plain Folks—
"Away Down East"
Gay Barn Dances—Sleigh Bells A-jingling—Fragrant Fields and Twilight Streams
—and then—the March Storm—Ice Break-up—Anna and David Carried with tha
Blinding, Madly Plunging Ice Down the Mighty River.
The Ice Jam in "AWAY DOWN EAST" will live long in the memory of those who
see it; it will thrill even the most hardened.
NOTE.—Owing to this picture bein« in Two Reels, and also Comedy Extra, First
Show will start at 6.15 p.m.   Second Show at 8.45 p.m.
Ever in tho van as regards social
legislation, the Government this session brought down a law permitting
women to serve on juries. Several
members of the. House opposed the
move, but the stand wus taken thai
0UC6 women were permitted lo vote
and had the right to sit in Parliament
It waB only just that they he permitted
to serve ou juries. However, the fair
sex will not find the privilege u com-
pulBory one, and may refuse to act
hy notifying the sheriff.
CHILDREN, 25 cents.
ADULTS, 50 cents
KNOCKERS
An eminent writer recently said
"God made the country, man made the
city nnd the devil made lhe small
town."
This statement sums up a description of the altogether too characteristic condition of a great many Canadian towns ot from 500 to 3,ii00 population. It gives the devil credit for
the pull-hauling, the political, religious and social cliques, merchants
fighting each other tooth and nail,
interminable gossip reeking with
shindVr and falsehood, public spirit
dead, selfishness, jealously and envy
rampant. Baft Individual or division
of the population, belittling, discouraging if not actually knifing the
enterprise of overyone else. Right
here, perhnps, we have stumbled upon
one of the causes of the decline of the
small town. Look up any dead town
and nine times out- of ten you will
find It Is largely a community of
"knockera."
Now, knocking signifies to injure
or destroy, and doesn't it stand
to reason that where two-thirds of
the population of a place ore engaged In this delectable occupation
that they JubI naturally are not doing
a tiling to the property of that town?
It is claimed that knocking nevci
starts until after a town begins to go
had, but supposing this Is true, when
a barrel begins to leak we do not proceed to stave It In or stand around
and "holler" because our profit is
nutting away. We gel busy and plug
the leak.
Just bo with the small town, the
effect of knocking ts destructive. On
the other hand, patriotic faith in a
place has exactly tbe opposite effect,
Its Influence is creative arid in n
thousand ways It helps to build a
| town up. It sinks all petty differences
and promotes united action for the
| common good.
KIWANIS BIG BROTHERS
An Organization pledged to "A Square
Deal  for tho Under-prlviloged
Child—a Future Citizen."
Nelson  A.  Harkheaa", Gen" Secretary
Phone Seymour 2441,
509.Richards Street,
Vancouver, B. C.
Edward  W. Bickle,
Tlio Islander,
Cumberland, B, C. '
Deal- Sir,---You are no doubt some
ivhat familiar with the work which Is
being carried on by tho "Klwauls Big
Brothers" of Vancouver on behalf of
tho under-privileged children throughout the province. The enclosed folder
will give you n further Idea of (he extent of our program.
1 am writing you in the hope that'
through the medium of your puper
you will he able fo bring this mutter
to the attention ot the people of your
cadstituency.
It may lie tliat wc can be of somo
service to home and farms ln your
district hy putting them 111 (ouch with
hoys anil girls in the city who wfsh to
set Into the country, and I am sure
they can he of real service to many
of these youths whose one need Is a
chance in life to make good.
We are also able to provides homes
in the city for High School boys and
giiis from the outlying districts,
wltere -they are given room and board
for services out of school hours.
If there is a farmer who wishes a
boy at a small wage, or a homo wishing a 'teen-age gill for domestic ser-
-'icc. iiv anyone wishing to adopt a
child, or a youth who is ambitious to
gel a High School education under
:he most favorable conditions in tho
:lty, we will he pleased to havo any
luch write to us.
feeling confident we shall have your
co-operation,
1 am, sincerely yours,
Nf. A. Harkncs.i.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
PARTNERSHIP
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
Locnv, Hock Chow, Poon Sheo
and Chung Shee, heretofore carrying
on business at Cumberland Chinatown
in co-partnership under the name and
style of " Joy Yin Low Company,"
have dissolved the said partnership
as of the 30th day of November, 1922.
And that Lou Hock Cheu, Lou Kal,
Duck Gal, Lou Yin and Lou How.
heretofore carrying on business at
Cumberland Chinatown In co-partnership under the name and style of "Sun
On Wo Company," have dissolved the
said partnership as of the 30th of November. 1922.
And that Chung Shee, Poon Shoo
nnd Low How have entered Into partnership and now carry on business as
dealers In general merchandise and
restaurant-keepers at Cumberland
Chinatown tinder the firm name and
style of "SUN ON WO COMPANY,"
and which said partnership has subsisted since lhe first day of December, 1922.
All debts due either of the above
dissolved partnership firms are to be
paid to the new "Sun On Wo Com-
I pany," and all debts against either ol
said dissolved partnership firms he
filed with the said new partnership,
I duly verified.
I    Dated  this   19th day of December,
| A.D., 1922.
P. P. HARRISON,
Cumberland, B. C.
i Solicitor for the above-named firms.
 .
\ We observe that tho old discussion
j as to whether the bagpipes originated
! In Scotland or ln Ireland has again
' arisen. Of course, everybody who
matters knows thot the pipes-originated In Ireland.
Two thousand years ago, the Irisn
decided to play a practical joke on
their Northern brethren. They presented the pipes to Scotland.
The Scotch haven't seen the joke
yet!
I'LL SAY IT IS
She:   "Don't you think a man has
more sense after he'H married?"
He:   "Yes—but it's too  late then."
DOLLS AND  TOYS
Ma-Ma Dolls—Sleeping Dolls—Big Dolls—Little Dolls
See them in the window. Prices ranging from
45 cents to $10.00 each.
Toys for Boys and Girls.—Rocking Horses, Sleighs,
Waggons, Tricycles, Swan Rockers, Balls, Games,
Trains, Teddy Bears, and Everything.
Limoge China Tea Sets—Dinner Sets—Fancy Cups
and Saucers—Fancy Hand-painted Chinaware—
Tea Pots, Etc.
Girls' Dresses, all sizes up to 14 years. Silk Waists,
Camisoles, Silk Scarfs, Handkerchief Boxes, Silk
Hose, Silk Umbrellas and Handbags.
Seagrass Rockers, specially priced for Xmas Gifts
at $9.75. A Great Variety of Plain and Fancy
Rockers, Smokers' Stands, Fancy Parlor Tables
in Mahogany and Walnut, Seagrass Tables,
Dressers and Chiffoners, Tea Waggons.
Brass Beds, Steel Beds in Mahogany and Walnut,
Cream, and White finish.   Springs and Mattresses.
ALUMINUM WARE I
A Line of Tea Kettles just arrived. Double Boilers,
Roast Pans, Sauce Pans, Copper and Nickel-plated
Tea-pots and Kettles.
The Furniture Store
A. MacKinnon
A Merry Christmas to
You All
Local Turkeys
Geese,   Ducks
and Fowls
THE  BEST IN  TOWN OF NO.  1  QUALITY
AND  BE  MERRY  WITH  ONE  OF  OUR
GRANOLAS
PRICES FROM
$12.50 up to $39.50
TERMS ARRANGED.
-AT THE-
Merry Christmas to All of Our Patrons
Marshall Music Co
CUMBERLAND—" Centre of Town."
COURTENAY—" Top of Town."
City Meat Market
CUMBERLAND
STAR   LIVERY   STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
•     -  ♦    ■
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
rtM&t»»»*a^S^^
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 1921
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
J4
THREE
J. SUTHERLAND
CENTS'  FURNISHINGS
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B. C
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 iu and see Mr. Sutherland,-our Agent in Cumberland, who
will advise you on any work you wish
to have dont.
Our  Work  and  Service
Will Please Yon  n   i:
Royston Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ROUGH AND  DRESSED
LUMBER
Slab Wood (double load) $4.50
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B. C.      !      Plume 880S
D. Campbell's
Meat  Market
My endeavor is to please my
customers, and that with belt
"Service," reasonable prices,
and best and freshest quality of
goods.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Vegetables and Fruits
D. CAMPBELL
Cumberland, B. C.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for Charlie Dalton
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
' Dentist
Office  and  Residence:   Willard
Block.   •   'Phone 116.
Gar  For  Hire
at Reasonable Prices
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone 141
Ask for Geo. Mason.
Joe & Mac's Place
will be open from now
on with a supply of   ::
TOBACCOS, CANDIES,
SOFT DRINKS, ETC.
Waverley Hotel
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL DELIVERY
Coal, Wood and Goods ol Any Kind
Delivered to All Parts ol District.
ASHES REMOVED
MODERATE CHAROB8
TELEPHONE CO TELEPHONE
or l.eavo Orders at Vendome Hotel.
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TUNER
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Ct.
Cumberland and Courtenay.
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
6N HAND
, New shipments j>f these high-
grade, confections arrlva every
two weeks, ensuring trash goods
all the time.
Henderson's
UNION HOTEL
OPPOSITE BA1LWAI STATION,
''Irst Class Accommodation.     Heat,
throughout by Electric'ty.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
WE TAKE CARE OF
YOUR BATTERY
We see that they are charged and lu
good working order, and deliver tc
you when you want them. Our Batteries are standard and give eomplett
service to car owners and others who
must have a Battery that Is dependable.   Also Dry and Wet Storage at
CUMBERLAND GARAGE
A. R. Kierstead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland
Gun Repairing
SHOTGUNS
Re-bored, Re-stocked, Repaired
RIFLES
Overhauled,   Repaired,    Sights
Fitted.
E. T. ELLISON
GUNSMITH
14 Yrs. Old Country Experience
-   Agent for   -
Cleveland, B. S. A. and Paragon
Bicycles.
Complete Line of Accessories
Repairs a Specialty.
COURTENAY, B. C.
Union Bay Road i Opp. Ford Garage
T.WHEROT
JUOBhiBIOTANNfR
•nd far tne lui .1
W.rfc-mouatins
heads, eta,
M» Pandora Ays.,
Victoria, ■. <J. ^
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
Wood for Sale
$6.00
DOUBLE LOAD
FOR	
Cost Of The Governed—
Need Of Educational Patrol
The minds of hundreds of thousands
of Canadians are groping for some
effective escape from the periodic
tataslTophes caused by forest fires.
Northern Ontario's terrifying disaster
apparently differs from former ones
In that the region was comparatively
eloar of the dense forest and therefore wns outslae the jurisdiction of
Are rangers. For all that, the Canadian public, easily aroused by loss
of human life where loss of timber
would create small commotion, "asks
to know" If pioneering ln Ontario's
north must necessarily be paid for ln
the lives of women and children, millions ot dollars lu fire Insurance collected from other parts of Ontario,
and hundreds of thousands of dollars
of relief regularly pnlrt out from public treasuries. Within eleven years
lhe opening up of agricultural lands
ot Ontario has taken 347 lives by fire.
Is this the normal forfeit for provincial expansion? Few who balance
values on a humane scale will say
that any conceivable pile of oats or
rye or hay or potatoes can compensate for such sacrifice. Fewer still
who know anything about the Northern Ontario situation will argue that
ihe natural Inflammability of the
country under extremely dry and
windy conditions is beyond control.
Many remedies already have been
suggested, and the Inquiry under way
at Toronto at the moment of writing
may be depended upon to reduce the
problem to proven and practical suggestions. Remedial action undoubtedly will follow If for no other reason
than that Northern Ontario cannot
survive many further doses ot the
fearful advertising which, despite the
local optimists, every one of these
holocausts showers upon her.
Meanwhile general agreement Is
evident upon one point. No law can
be enforced unless the majority of the
people to whom that law applies endorse and support It. In a Jail yard
or a hospital ward (easily managed
units), any law can have Immediate
enforcement with very little human
help and little or no sympathy from
those affected by the regulation. But
In brood sweeps of country, with
population scattered, and the task of
making a living often very acute, it
is one thing to print a law forbidding
carelessness with Are; It is quite
another Job to keep if enforced. The
fact is, In newly settled lands every
man to a large degree must be his
own policeman. The Are ranger,
denied local co-oporatlon, will never
get far with fire prevention. Public
opinion always—everywhere—is Boss.
ThlB does not say that all correctlvo
efforts should be withdrawn ln face
of a wrong public opinion. But those
who are looking for a "mailed fist"
typo of forest fire control will have
to resign themselves to the more intelligent process by which restrictive
laws over foreBt flrco ere buttressed
by tbe good sense and co-operative
loyalty of a popular majority. If one-
fifth as much were spent on "educational patrol" as on ranger patrol, the
evil reputation of Canada for forest
catastrophes would rapidly disappear.
"HID A NARROW
ESCAPf
FOR SALE
COCKER SPANIELS, PURE BRED.
Cheap for quick sale. Apply C. B.
Sturrup, Courtenay Road, about 2
miles from Courtenay, or ot The
Islander Office. 33
Any Length Requited
W. C. WHITE & SON
Happy Valley Phone 92R
Cumberland
TAILORS
SPITS MADE TO ORDER.
Pressing    .    Cleaning    •    Repairs
Telephone 1.    •    P. 0. Bex 17
CUMBERLAND, B. C,
NOTICE
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, HEREBY
give notice, that we will, on the 19th
day of December, 1922, purchase
One House, One Horse, One Wogon,
the property of Mah Fook Chew,
situated In Chinatown.
LEUNG KING.
Chong Shar — "X" Ills Mork.
"I sever realised until a few
months ago how riaky It ia to
neglect a cold ia the chest I
have always had such good health,
that a cold either in the head at
chest, while unpleasant, never
gave me any worry. Outside an
occasional cold, I had never known
what it was to be laid up even
for a day in all my life, until
last December. One afternoon I
got a chill and no matter how
close I got to the stove, I couldn't
seem to get warm. This chill
was followed by a cold ia my
chest As usual I neglected it and
it kept getting worse and worse.
Finally I had to go to bed and
send for the doctor. His examination showed that I had pneumonia and a bad case at that By
careful nursing on the part of my
husband, my children and some
friends, I managed to pull
through, but the doctor told me I
had a narrow shave. And here's
where my troubles b^on. While
1 was now out of danger, I was
anything but well. I was stin
very weak from the effects of the
pneumonia. Although I had lots
of life and energy before my
sickness, I was now worn out and
tired all the time. I slept fairly
well, more because I was exhaust,
ed. But my sleep didn't refresh
me because, while I appeared
to be asleep, I was conscious most of the time of what
went on around me. 'Although all
kinds of tempting dishes were
prepared for me, I had no relish
for food. This sickness bad already undermined my health to
inch en extent that I was a
living skeleton. I was getting
discouraged as nothing I took
seemed to do me any good. 'I
wonder if Carnol wouldn't build
you up,' a friend said one day, 'it
diil me a world of good, I was
completely run down and you can
see for yourself how well I look
today. Why don't you toy it f
Thanks to this friend's advice I
am in perfect health again, aa
healthy and as full of life and
vitality as I have ever been."
Carnot is sold by your druggist,
and if you can conscientiously say,
after you have tried it, that it
hasn't done you any good, return
the empty bottle to him sod he
will refund your money.      9-621
COMOX
TAILOR
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
PHONE li       CUMBERLAND
DYE WORKS
CLEANING
PRESSING
T. YONEDA
COURTENAY
Phone 14      ,::    ::       P. O. Box 123
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL     Theed Pearse
WM.MKBUIFIELD,   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Puasmulr Ave.       Cumberland, B. C.
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
Union Bay Road
COURTENAY, B. C.
Cascade
SLATS DIARY
Friday—If they Is 1 thing above all
else and other things  witch  ma  la
] careful about it Is my
helth   and  ect.   Only
today     the     skool
teecher     called     up
and ast ma what she
thot about me vakelng
physlcks for tho rest
of the  skool  season.
Ma got skared in the
face right oft and sed
My goodness she sed
what   is   the   matter
with  him  now  mam.
No she says you dont
need   to  never  mind
about it   I will tend
to that
Saturday—I .-sent   Jane a bag   of
wall nuts today and with It I also
sent her a pome to.   Witch wondered
along sum thing like the following.
When air I gate Into pure eyes.
It makes me slop and Realise.
You are the 1 girl In this land.
Witch makes me sum day want to
up and ask for pure hand,
am   patiently   waiting   for  the  out
come.    Enny how its a pritty good
time to let her get sore.   As Crismas
is comelng soon.
Sunday—They was a preecher at
are chlrdh tawklng to get money for
tho forren mlshunarys aad as he was
concludelng he sed Now bos enny-
buddy got a question they wood like
to ask him. Pa wispered to me and
sed I dare you to ask him If be knows
it in a way after dinner time. But
that was 1 dare I bad to let go by.
Ma wood ot never got over It.
Monday—Was all set to go and see
a good Western pitcher tonite when
a lot of Co. cums in and spoilt are
fun. No matter how we felt It waa
simply a case ot not oughtlng to go
and leave the Co. setting alone. You
got to be polite once In a wile.
Tuesday—A ole trend stopped ln!
to see pa. He had Just' came frum the
jail where he had ben visiting some
of his fokes.
Wednesday—Joe Crossley had to
have bis foot ampttated today but be
Is very cheerful over It. He says that
darued Ingroan toe nail wont bother
him no longer.
Thursday—Woke up with a awe full
cold this morning In my bed & pritty
near got to stay home frum skool.
Ma says she can't understand how
cum I to get It But the teecher says
probly a germ Just snuk up on me
when I was unaware of Its presents.
OR
U.B.C. Beer
PURE    FULL-STRENGTH    BEERS
They Wear Well
On the market as long as the oldest
inhabitants remember and still
the most
Popular Beers
Sold in British Columbia
OLD FRIENDS  ARE  BEST
Leave Your Order at any Government
Store-WE DO THE REST
LUMBER
ALL  BUILDING  MATERIALS,  MOULDINGS,
SHINGLES, WINDOWS AND DOORS,
HIGH GRADES AT LOWEST PRICES.
W« Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
Cheap Charges.
Ring up for Quotation at Our Expense.
Royston Lumber Co.Ltd.
R. R. No. 1 Cumberland
Phone 159 Night—134-X Courtenay
a
it
The Superior Grocers
Where Most People Trade
WITH   THE   COMPLIMENTS
OF THE SEASON
AND PROSPEROUS TIMES
THROUGH THE NEW YEAR
mmmM.iw.mm.m.m.Mfi.m
MUMFORD'S
GROCERY
"THE SUPERIOR GROCERS."
T. H. Mumford J. Walton t-OUR
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 1922
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
(Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. B1CKLB
SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 1922
Christmas Chimes
So now is come our Joyful'Bt feast.
Let every one be jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves Is drest,
And every post with holly.
Without the door let sorrow lie,
And it for cold It hap to die,
We'll bury't ln a Christmas pie.
And evermore he merry.
Wither.
CHIVALRY STILL LIVES
The age of chivalry will never die.
We read in rhythmic rhyme of the
mighty deeds of King Arthur and his
retinue of knights, we hear of wondrous manlyiness In the song of the
troubadours, and we say that chivalry Is passing from the face of the
broad earth. Not so. Those were
tales—the best was taken and written
down in an age of terror, crime and
brutal murder. Blood and conquest
of land, crime and cruel theft, the
gaining of a neighbor's rights and
glory were the Ideals of that bygone
age. We are better. But a week ago
a man climbed to the top of a burning
building to save a stranger's child
and died in the effort. Recently »
crippled newsboy gave his leg that a
little girl, unknown to him, wbo had
been terribly burned, might be saved
hy flesh grafting, and tbe newsboy
died of pneumonia brought on by tbe
operation. The big, chivalrous things
in the daily newspapers are crowded
into small space by the dirty scandals
that are given front page position, but
we may still be proud of our old earth
and the humanity which strives and
climbs toward higher things.
A GOOD DEED
One morning when the Duke ot
Clarence, before he became William
IV, having received bis commission
and his ship, was on his way to bis
tailor's in Plymouth, to get his new
uniform, he saw a boy crying ac the
street corner, and stopped to enquire
the cause.
The lad looked up through his
tears, revealing a handsome, winning
and intelligent face, and replied that
his mother had died only a few days
before, and that he had been cast
homeless info tbe streets.
"Why, where is your father?"
queried the prince.
"He was lost in the "Sussex," on
the Cornwall coast, two years ago."
"How would you like to go to sea
iu a llrst-iiass man-of-war?"
The boy's face brightened, and he
answered that he would like It very
well.
The prince took out' his pocket-book
and wrote out something on a slip of
paper, which he gave to the boy, with
a shilling.
"Go down to the docks," he said,
"and with tbat shilling you will hire
a boatman to take you out to the
'Pegasus.' When you get on board the
ship you will give this paper to the
officer whom you find in charge of the
deck, and he will take care of you."
The hoy took the paper, and as he
turned away the prince added—
"Cheer up, my lad! Show me thai
you have a true heart, and you shall
find a true friend in me."
Arrived on board the "Pegasus," the
officer of the deck received him kindly,
and sent him to sit upon a gun-carriage under the break of the poop.
In less than an hour the princt
came off In his new uniform, aud the
boy was strangely moved on discovering that the man who hail promised to be his friend was William,
Duke of Clarence, and captain of the
frigate.
The boy, whose name was Albert
Doyer, was taken into the cabin, where
the prince questioned him, and forthwith ordered him to he rated as .>
midshipman, and from his own pocket
procured him an outfit.
During the voyage to the American
coast, the prince became strongly attached to his youthful protege, keeping blm about his person continually,
and Instructing him In the general
branches of education, as well as in
his profession.
Time passed on, and the boy grew
to be a man, serving king and country
well.
In time William became king, and
signed the commission which made
Albert Doyer Rear Admiral. He exclaimed as he put his signature to the
document—
"There! If I have ever done a good
deed tor England, it was when 1 saved
to her service thai true and worthy
man!"
Closing Sessions
Of Legislature
VICTORIA, Dec. Ill,—The session is
nearly at an end and there is little
of importance to be done, but a lot of
cleaning up. The chiropractors seem
to have lost out this year hut they
are sfill strong on the job and refuse
«PC*«Pf*©C»©©fiCl«t«Wl^^^^
G^So^
~ greetings ■--
We take this opportunity to thank our numerous
customers for the liberal patronage extended to us
during the past year, and hope by good service and
right prices to merit an increased share of your business for 192S.
WISHING YOU A MERRY XMAS
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
to take defeat. They declare a board
of examiners as suggested by the
select committee consisting of two
doctors, two chiropractors and a fifth
examiner to be a medical man, would
be unfair to them.
The amendment to the Liquor Act
providing lower prices for permits,
right to seizure without' warrants, jail
sentences for beer selling and higher
license fees for export houses, all
were Inserted for the purpose ot making the Act more workable and
should prove effective.
The most excitement was roused by
the attempt to force through a beer
referendum provision. While a direct
resolution on the subject by a private
member was ruled out of order, the
discussion and subsequent vote was
taken on a negative vote which clearly indicated t'he trend of opinion ln
the House. The beer referendum was
defeated hy a combined vote of link
pendent, Labor, Liberal und Conservative votes; the leaders of each parly
voting against It and most of the
Consvrvutlcs voting the same way.
It now seems probable that an Initiative petition will be prepared before
next session and a referendum be
forced in the regular way under the
law standing on tbe status books for
that purpose. That will give the people of the province an opportunity to
decide the matter.
The abandonment of file work of
the Public Accounts Committee and
the completion of all the other committee work, has given the members
plenty of time to devote to the sittings of the House, and three long
sessions are being held daily in order
to get through the work. There is
no eight-hour day for anybody. Members work about sixteen hours and
Press men nearly twenty. However,
It is only for a few days, and then
there will be a rest for everybody.
The passing of the Public Accounts
was got through with a minimum of
criticism and without any changes in
the amounts. There Is a general reduction in the amount to be spent on
roads; the minister taking the stand
that now the roads bases have been
pretty well established, they might be
maintained at a less cost than in former years. The cut is in response to
a general demand for reduced expenditures.
The vote for Immigration came in
for criticism from Sam Guthrie and R.
H. Neelands, Labor members, but it
was carried without any determined
opposition. Hon. T. D. Pattullo defending the expenditure, said he was
not ln favor of paying the passage of
Immigrants, but there were expenses
ln connection with looking after them
and placing them on the land. He
expected most of the Immigrants
would be families with enough money
to keep them from being charges on
the country,
Hon. William Sloan's vote for developing the Iron ore deposits and
the Bill giving the right to enter on
iron   properties   and   charging   the
i.'.      aa ttae
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Dry Goods Department
FURS AND FUR SETTS — CREPE, SILK AND RADIUM LACE — WAISTS,
SWEATERS — WOOL AND SILK SCARFS AND SCARF SETTS — SILK
UMBRELLAS — KID AND NOVELTY CHAMOISETTE GLOVES — PLAIN AND
NOVELTY SILK HOSE — KIMONAS — SILK LINGERIE — CAMISOLES AND
BOUDOIR CAPS — BOUDOIR SLIPPERS — HANDKERCHIEFS IN FANCY
BOXES FROM 25c. TO $2.25 PER BOX — IDEAL GIFTS FOR BABY — CUT
GLASS - HAND-PAINTED CHINA — FANCY VASES AND JARDINERES —
PICTURE FRAMES — TRAYS — CARVING SETTS — MANICURE SETTS —
TOILET CASES — BABY SETTS (French Ivory) — PERFUMES — HAND BAGS
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Gent's Department
Dressing Gowns, Smoking Jackets, Silk and Wool Mufflers, Fancy Sweaters, Club
Bags, Suit Cases, Military Brush Setts, Collar Boxes, Handkerchiefs, Shaving
Setts, Safety Razor Setts in Ivory and Nickel Cases, a Large Assortment of Xmas
Neckwear in Fancy Boxes from 75c. to $2.25 each. Fancy Cashmere and Silk
Hosiery, Special Values in Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, Men's Fine Kid and
Felt House Slippers, Tie Racks, Shaving Mirrors in Nickel Stands, Kid Gloves,
Silk Umbrellas, Silk Suspendors in Fancy Boxes, Morocco Leather Tobacco Pouches,
Men's Fancy Initial Belts, Pipes, Thermos Bottles and Lunch Boxes, Etc., Etc.     ::
Furniture Department
Just received a Large. Assortment of All Kinds of Furniture at the Lowest Possible
Prices. Special Values in Upholstered Chairs, Couches, Dining Setts, Buffets and
Dressers, China Cabinets, Mahogany Centre Tables, Fancy Screens, Rattan Upholstered Chairs.   White Enamel, Ivory and Gilt Bedsteads.  Mattresses, Springs, Etc.
Grocery Department
Xmas Crackers, Xmas Stockings, Plum Puddings, Cluster Raisins, Table Figs, Dates,
Crystallized Fruits and Cherries, Glace Cherries, Preserved Ginger (dry and in jars),
Almond Paste, Ground Almonds, Bleached Sutanas, Silver and Carraway Candy for
Cake Decorations, Mince Meat in Jars, Tins and Packets. Cranberries, Jap Oranges
New Season Nuts—Brazils, Filberts, Walnuts, Chestnuts, Almonds, Roasted Peanuts, Shelled Almonds and Walnuts.   Popcorn.    Everything for your Xmas needs
charging the owner with the work
done, met with the united opposition
of the Conservatives, but all others
voted for It. Mr. Wallinger and Jlr.
Bowser spoke against It; tbe latter
declaring it would be so much more
paper legislation.
Hon.  T.  D.  Pattulla  defended  the
SPECIAL SALE OF
Toys & Crockery
at Prices that Will Bear Comparison
with Vancouver Prices.
SEE MY SELECTION OF TOYS BEFORE
PURCHASING ELSEWHERE
Special Showing of Coal and
Wood Heaters
Tommy Nakanishi
Dill, declaring it somewhat similar in House the prospector was  the man
principle to the Land Settlement Act
and would be a decided advantage to
the province. The leader of the Opposition was shedding tears over the
prospector, but he wanted to tell the
who was favoring this.
0. S. Hanes stated it was a step in
the right direction, and at the close
of the debate the vote was carried by
28 to 10.
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CANCER
The *100,000 Prise— Notice to Coat-
pelltors—Terms and Conditions as
Set Out by The Royal Colleges ot
Physicians and Surgeons — 2,!15
Claims Filed.
For Results Advertise in The Islander
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ST. JOHN'S  AMBULANCE  ASSOCIATION
The 1923 Classes
for Men will commence on
SUNDAY,  JANUARY   7th,  AT   U   A.M
Lecturer, Dr. G. K. MacNaughton.
The Classes for Ladies will commence on
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th, AT 7 P.M.
Lecturer, A. J. Taylor.
The Ladies' Home-Nursing Classes Will commence on
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3rd, AT 7.30 PJL
Lecturer, Dr. E. R. Hicks.
(The above classes will be held in the First Aid Hall,
free of charge).
J. D. Davis, Secretary.
Orlando Woodpecker asks: "What
arc the unlucky months for getting
married?"
January, February, March, April,
May, June, July, August, September,
October, November, December, Land)
boy.
This climate Is responsible for a lot
of things. I was asked the other day,
by a dear, sweet girl lust emerging
from llnpperhood, which I thought
paid best: To look good and feel
naughty, or to look naughty and feel
good,.   I told her yes, certainly.
2,716 claims for tlle prize ot $100,000
received from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, United States, France,
Italy, Belgulm, Holland, Denmark,
Netherlands, India, New Zealand,
Australia, Africa, Egypt, Japan, China,
Bermuda, Greece, Portugal, Spain,
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Cuba,
Panama, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil,
Sweden, Rumania, Serbia, Bulgaria,
Russia, Bolivia, Porto Rica, Algeria,
British Columla, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island.
At the suggestion of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons,
England, It has become expedient to
indicate to competitors for the prise
ot $100,0011 offered by Lord Atholstan
what Is necessary ln support of claims
to entitle them to consideration.
In this connection competitors are
requested to keep ln view the original
offer as contained In the following
letter:
Montreal, 23rd January, 1922.
Sir Arthur Currle, G.C.M.G., K.C.B.,
Principal, McGill University,
Montreal.
Dear Sir,—To help  ln  stimulating
the work of research throughout the
world, I hereby offer a prize of one
hundred thousand dollars to the graduate or student   of   any   recognized
university who, within five years after
date, is the first to discover a medicinal treatment for the effective cure
of cancer.   The decision to be left to
the Royal Colleges of Physicians and
Surgeons, London, England.
This offer may be renewed.
Yours very truly,
Atholstan.
If any ot the claims to the number
of 2,715 already Hied can be sustained
under the scrutiny suggested by the
colleges the question of combatting
the disease should not be Impossible.
The following extracts from a letter
received from the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons meet the necessities of the situation admirably, and
are hereby adopted for the guidance
ot competitors:
Imperial Cancer Resarch Fund
| Patron: His Majesty the King. Presi-
I dent: The Duke of Bedford, KG.
[ Vice-Presidents: Right Hon. Bear of
I Balfour, M.P., Sir Henry Morris,
J Bart., Mr, Edwin Tate, Sir W. Wat-
I son Cheyne, Bart, K.C.M.G., M.P.
| Hon. Treasurer: Sir Geo. Makins,
j G.C.M.G. Secretary, Mr. Frederic
G. Hallet. Director: Dr. J. A.
j    Murray.
Office of the Fund,
London, 18th October, 1922.
i The Lord Atholstan, Montreal.
My Lord,—Referring to your oiler
' of a prize of "One hundred thousand
\ dollars to the graduate or student of
I any recognized university who within
! Ave years after date is the Ilrst to dis-
j cover a medicinal treatment for the
effective cure of cancer, the decision
to be left to the Royal Colleges of
I Physicians and Surgeons, London,
I England."
| The Imperial Cancer Research Fund
is under the superintendence of tho
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and we suggest that any question that may arise In- regard to the
prize offered by you, should be referred to the Executive Committee of
that fund.
We suggest for your approval the
following procedure to be adopted:
1. All applications must in the first
place satisfy a recognized Medical
Faculty or a leading Medical Society
In his or her own country (a) that
there Is some scientific basis to Justify
experimental investigation of the professed cure; (b) that any cases said
to be successfully treated were, ln
fact, cases of cancer.
2. Applicants must disclose to the
Medical Faculty or Medical Society investigating the professed cure, its
nature and ingredients and the method
of Its preparation.
8, Applicants who have satisfied the
above conditions should request the
Medical Faculty or Medical Society
to report to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
4. The Imperial Concer Research
Fund will then determine the means
to be adopted to Investigate the
claims of the applicant, If the committee are of opinion that a case for
Investigation has been made out.
Within a few days ot the receipt
of your letter (offering the prize of
$100,000), your cable offering
another $100,000 for Cancer Research
was received, with the result that a
special Investigation Is now being car
rled on with the funds you have so
CHAMPIONS OF
THE PROVINCE
Ceraox District's SpleieM Record at
Provincial Potato Fair,—Won Cap
and li IndlvMuI Prises.
Comox potato growers are proud of
the record made hy their products at
the Provincial Potato Fair at Grand
Forks recently. In addition to the
District prize, which carries with It
the Farmers' Institute Cup, the emblem of the championship of the province, Comox won twelve prises in keen
competition with six other districts.
Three of the prizes go personally to
Mr. H. P. Allberry, one of the out
standing growers of the district
Twenty-tour exhibits were sent
down from Comox, two of them so
late, however, tbat they tailed to gain
admittance, so that there were actually only twenty-two In competition.
In the competition for the best district display, Comox scored 792 ft
points; Windermere with 783 ft points
was second; Chllllwack-Falrfleld Island, 782ft points, third; Grand Forks,
777ft, fourth; Halakwa, 768ft, fifth;
Errlngton, 767, sixth; Metchosln, 762,
seventh. In addition to the silver
trophy, the sum of 875 ts dlvidod
among the first three.
Entries all High Class.
The entries sent In by Comox growers were all so good that the committee had great difficulty in making
their selection for the district exhibit
which was finally made up ot the following: Burbank—Messrs. J. Blackburn, F. Swan, E. Fllnton and H. P.
Allberry; Up-to-Dates—Messrs. 0. R.
Bates, H. R. Clark, W. Gee and D. E.
Evans.
The individual prizes won by Comox
Valley growers, with the variety
named In each case, were:
Certified seed—Burbank—H. P. Allberry, 99 points, first; J. Blackburn,
97 points, second.
Green Mountain—Idiens Bros., 18
points, first; W. R. Perry, 86ft points,
second; K. Willis, 96ft points, Ibrld;
O. R. Bates, 94 points, fourth.
Miscellaneous—H. P. Allberry, 95ft
points, fourth.
Uncertified seed....Early white or
colored....W. R. Perry, Early Surprise,
98 points, second.
Late round or oval—R. U. Hurtord,
Green Mountain, 95 points, fifth.
Late long—W. R, Perry, Burbank,
96 points, fourth,
Commercial potatoes — Late round
.or oval—G. R. Bates, Up-to-date, 98
points, second.
Late long—H. P. Allberry, Burbank,
99 points, second.
Cloee to Perfection.
Prof. P. A. Bovlng, Department of
Agrimony, B. C. University, who
Judged the exhibits, said that when
exhibitors reached a score ot over 95
per cent, It was easily realised that
the exhibits must be close to perfect-
Ion. Some growers had reached as
high as 99ft per cent.
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The settler's wife betook herself to
the township post office and Inquired:
"Anything for me?"
"No, ma'am," answered the postmaster, after an Inspection ot his
letter-bag.
"Well, look here. I've been expecting a packet of medicine tor a week
now, and it hasn't arrived yet."
"Oh, I see, ma'am! Will you please
fill In this form, and state the nature
of your complaint?"
The cow-lady gave the official a
sharp look.
"Well, I don't see that It's any business of yours," she said, "bat If you
must know It's—eh—Indigestion."
It's up to the man who would live
long to live slowly.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
NANAIMO, HOLDEN AT
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
TAKE NOTICE THAT BY AN
order of His Honor Jadge Barker,
made the Eighth Day ot November,
1922, I was appointed administrator of
the estate of John Johnson, deceased,
and all parties having claims against
the said estate are hereby notified to
furnish same, verified, on or before
tbe 15th day of January. 192J, A.D.,
and all parties Indebted to the said
estate are required to pay the
amount ot their Indebtedness to me
forthwith.
Wesley Wlllard,
Official Administrator.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C, this Uth
day of December, 1822.
In daily use, an Electrical Gift will be a perpetual
reminder of the giver's good wishes and thoughtfulness
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Christmas Snaps for
Last-Minute Shoppers
Ladies' Necklet, solid gold, Masonic, reg. $7.50 for $5
Ladies' Necklet, solid gold, Star of the East, reg. $7.50
for $5
Misses' Necklet, solid gold, pearl set, reg. $0.75 for $4.75
Misses' Necklet, solid gold, locket style, reg. $5, for $3.75
Sterling Silver Wrist Watch, strap, luminous dial, reg.
$20, for $18
Sterling Silver Wrist Watch, strap, luminous dial, reg.
$15, for $12
Young Man's, 10 jewels, gilt dial, reg. $8.50, for ....$6
Cream and Sugar, English China, reg. $4.50, for $3.35
Cream and Sugar, French  China,  Limoge,  reg.  $6,
for $4.50
Tea Set, 4 pieces, Crown Ducal Ware, reg, $15, for $12
Cups and Saucers to match, each $1.50
Birthday Rings, solid gold, reg. $2, for $1.50
Signet Rings, solid gold, Masonic, reg. $7, for $5
Signet Rings, solid gold, Oddfellows, heavy, reg. $9.50,
for  $6.75
Cut Glass Bud Vases, reg. $1, for 75c
Cut Glass Bon Bons, genuine Belgian glass, reg. $4.75,
for $3.75
Cut Glass Spoon Tray, reg. $5.25, for $4.25
WE BEG TO EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES
TO ALL FOR A
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
L. R. Stevens
JEWELLER OPTICIAN THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER  23rd, 1922
NEW BOOKS AT
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Title Author
"No Defence" Parker
"Poor Wise Man"   Rhinehart
"The Promise"   Hendricn
"Hunting Tower"   Buchan
"The Crevice" Burns
"Kindred of the Dust" Kyne
"Secrets of the Heart" Wells
"House of Mohun" Gibbs
"Hidden Places"  Sinclair
"Babbit" Sinclair
"Free Air" Sinclair
"Chanting Wheels"   Hutchinson
"Neighbors" Stead
"Once to Every Man" Evans
"Happy Valley" Munro
"Virtuous Wives" Johnson
"Simon Called Peter" Keablo
"Annette Brunton" Frankau
"Daughter of the House" Porter
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Bower, Stringer, Rohmer, Ralph Conno», and other
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Royal Candy Co.
Comox Creamery Ice Cream.
Ice-Cold Drinks of all Kinds.
Home-Made Candies, Fresh Daily
Luncheons Served.   Opon Day and Night.
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Amendments To Coal
Mines Act Defeated
Th* Appointment of Safely Inspectors) 755*"   "  /-V    • '■'   '     T*J
Will be Made  as   Formerl)-More | 1 lie     ChnStniclStlCle
About Fuel OU Question.
VICTORIA, Dec. 16.—Mr. Tom Uphill's amendment to the Coal Mines
Regulation Act. to permit miners to
appoint two outsiders instead ot two
of their number as mine safety ln-
{spectors,   was    defeated   on   second
: reading by thirty to thirteen in the
| Legislature on Wednesday.
i    Mr. Thomas Menzles,  member   for
j Comox, said he had asked that the
I Bill be delayed in its passage through
! lhe House so that he could consult
his  constituents  at  the  Cumberland
mines and find out what tbey thought
ot It.   Their reply, he said, was that
they did not  think  the amendments
necessary.
Mr.   Snm   Guthrie—YeB,   you  only
consulted the operators.
Mr. Menzles—I wrote to the operators and the miners both.
In connection with the coal mine
matters on Vancouver Island, Mr.
Menzles told tho House that he had
I assurance from the operators that
! there was a strong possibility that one
of the mines would be closed down In
'the near future because of poor busi-
i ness, resulting from fuel-oil competl-
i tlon. This would throw 400 miners
out of employment.
j He said (hat fuel oil Imports were
displacing 90,000 tons a month of
| Vancouver Island coal. He recalled
the efforts of Hon. William Sloan,
Minister of Mines, to have a protective tariff adopted against fuel oil, and
asserted that even something more
would have to be done II tlle coal Industry In this province was to be protected.
To You
It   isn't  the   man   who  smiles   that
counts,
When everything goes  dead  wrong;
Nor Is it the man who mods defeat.
Singing a gay little song;
The song nnd the smile ore well worth
while.
Provided they aren't a bluff,
But here's to the man who smlleB and
sings,
And then—PRODUCES THE STUFF.
A TIME TO REJOICE.
Tho intensity of modern life and the
deepening  of  consciousness   through
Intelligence breeds sadness.   We think
too much and work too hard to have
time for enjoyment, nnd If we suddenly discover that we have need of
It, we take it In Inordinate quantities
rather  than  in  simple  and  natural
ways; we go out and buy pleasure at
so much on hour, Instead of somehow
contriving   to   live  a  mirthful   life.
Close  observers   of   modern   Boclety.
like Walter BcBnnt, have discovered
that a main lack ln tho lives of the
poor Is that of cheer, and he urges
that philanthropic plans should embrace measures for dally brightening
the lives of the people by some simple
experience of a pleasurable sort.   It
would be a sombre fact If the number
ot those who live through a day without a laugh or even a smile could be
ascertained—a strange miscarriage of
Nature, bIiico men Is the only being
within her domain who is capable of
that action.   Christmas has rendered
the world this good service, that now
for many centuries It has called men
to    sympathetic    cheerfulness.      It
comes, Indeed, but once a year, but for
some days the cloud on the brow of
humanity lifts a little and the wall
dies out of Its voice.   At times it has
been   mo   obstreperous   in   its   mirth
and called for puritanic check, hut for
the most It has been true to Its origin
and stirred tiie human heart to sympathetic gladness and hope.   We shall
soon hear the growls of the pessimistic  critic  over   the  wastefulness  of
Christmas gifts and the irrationality
ot Christmas mirth.    Heed him not;
ho does not know that the keynote of
the milvorse 1b joy, and that Christmas laughter is only a stray echo of
an internal hymn, and nearly the only
one that has reached us, and that It Is
well worthy of being caught   If   we
would ever hear the whole.    Therefore, fathers, give glfm to your children, even If you have to lessen tho
dally portion, remembering the wisdom of Mahomet, who said that If "ho
had two loaves ot bread he would aell
one and buy hyacinths, for they would
feed hlB soul."    And, yo children, Htlr
up your fathers to mirth; Christmas
comes but once a year, and tho years
left to them may not be many.
Goose Shoot
20 to be Shot for
To   be   Held on Perseverance
Trail, Behind No. 6 Mine,
Cumberland
Sunday, Dec. 24th
at 1.80 p.m.
Target Shooting
Two Scotsmen had been off on a
jag, and took home a bottle o' tbe
best to llnlBb tho evenlng'B entertainment.
After Ihey had drunk about half,
Jock said to Sandy:
"Mon, we'll put the rest nwa' for
the morning'."
About 3 a.m., Sandy woke up with
j n terrible thirst, and hastily finished
I the bottle.
! About li a.m., Jock woke up, and
j crawled ns silently us possible from
j the bed. Sandy, however, heard him.
I "What are ye looking for, Jock?" he
j called.
"Oh, naethlng, naethlng at all."
"Ah, weel," retorted Sandy, turning
over   nnd   stnrtlng   to   snore   again,
"Ye'll find It in the bottle."
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Electric Ranges
Women's burdens for centuries past were heavy
because the human race did not know how to lighten
them. An enlightened age has gradually brought now
labor-saving devices to assist her—the greatest of
which is the Electic Range.
McCLARY'S ELECTRIC RANGE
has exclusive features that further reduce women's
burdens, saving time, labor and anxiety.
There is the Protected Element—the Element is
the burner, where the heat comes from. Like other
Electric Appliances, the heat is radiated from wire
coils, but the Protected Element snugly encloses these
coils in porcelain to save them from carelessness or accidental upsets. Therefore, McCLARY'S Protected
Element lasts longer, as acids, moisture and grease
cannot harm it. It heats quickly and holds the heat
long after the power is turned off.
The wonderful seamless, round-cornered Oven—
not a nick or crevice in its smooth,' even, impenetrable,
glassy enamelled interior. lAs sanitary as any enameled
interior. As sanitary as any enameled utensil, rust resisting, cleanly. Racks and rack holders removable.
Elements swing on hinges, so that entire surface of
oven is clear for cleaning.
The Oven has a 1% in. insulation around the side
and a IVi in. magnesia block insulation in the door—
this holds the heat in oven.  Roasts and baked foods
'retain their full flavor.   The result is better baked
foods with minimum shrinkage.
Warming Oven with small element inside.
Signal lights to show whether current for Oven
is on or off.
Switches for elements plainly marked.
Extra plug for other Electric Appliances.
Mercury or Compensating Thermometer.
Fuses easily accessible.
FOUR TYPES OF McCLARY'S RANGES
E. S.—E. S. C D.—and E.—supplied in the immaculately clean battleship grey enameled finish, also black
japan—see all these features—have them
demonstrated to you at
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co.. Ltd.
WHEREAS certain mischievously inclined persona hare tampered with the valves ot tbe mains of this Company, thereby
allowing a considerable amount of water to run to waste, we
therefore wIbIi to point out that It Is a serious offence to tamper
with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended, they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of
the law.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WATERWORKS
COMPANY, LIMITED
THROUGH SERVICE TO EUROPE OR EASTERN
CANADA ON THE
CONTINENTAL LIMITED
Leaving Vancouver 7.45 p.m. daily.
Compartment Observation Cars. /
• Standard and Tourist Sleepers
Alternate Route via Grand Trunk-Pacific Steamships!
to Prince Rupert and Rail Line 4
BOOKINGS ON ALL ATLANTIC SAILINGS
Canadian Manorial RjilLuaijS
Full Information—apply to E. W. Bickle, Cumberland
For Results Advertise in The Islander SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 10211
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
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News of Courtenay District
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Comox Valley Cow-Testing Association
Following Is a list of cows In the above association that gave 50 lbs.
or more of butter-fat for November, 1922:
News Of Cumberland
CUMBERLAND
PUBLIC SCHOOL
Name of Cow Breed
Italia of Blue Ribbon ...Reg. Jersey
Font of Avelreagh   "
Brindle   0. Shorthorn
Lady Dell of Kcnrsney ..Reg. Jersey
Leoni of Avelreagh   "       „
Scrub   "
Violet  Or. Jersey ....
Hell 	
Devil's Horns   "
Lucy   "
Hose   "
lluiiny   "
Nora of Avelreagh  Reg. Jersey
Northern Star 	
Lenotta of Kcnrsney   "
.Mignonette of Haven 	
Brampton Perns Beauty
Crnssmcre Dell   "
Two-year-old CIobb
Josephine   Or. Jersey ....
Viola of Kearsney Reg. Jersey
(age 21 months)
Milk
Pat
lbs.
lbs.
Owner
1233
66.6
R. Williamson & Sons
1500
61.5
Oeo. Hornby
1284
59.0
R. Williamson & Sons
1089
58.8
T. D. Smith
1062
57.3
T. D. Smith
978
55.7
A. Smith
1068
55.5
Mrs. MacMlllan
969
55.2
W. A. Urquhart
1056
54.9
A. Smith
1110
53.2
Mrs. MncMillah
870
52.2
W. A. Urquhart
954
« 51.5
W. A. Urquhart
1092
■ 61.3
Oeo. Hornby
1116
61.1
R. W. Hurford
1176
50.5
T. D. Smith  -
912
50.1
R. W. Hurford
963
50.0
it. Williamson & Sons
T, D. Smith
849
60.0
999
54.9
W. A. Urquhart
894
44.7
T. U. Smith
T. A. Menzles, Supevlsor.
Mr. J. Cecil Smith returned last
Thursday from a hunting trip to
Home Lalte, about twenty-five miles
south of this city, and had in captivity
three playful kittens, whose cougar
mother he had shot. He was accompanied on this trip by Mr. Herbert
Pidcock, of Campbell River. After
finding the nest of the cougar and discovering that she was not at home,
they tracked her for a distance of a
mile and-n-half, Dually coming across
her hunting deer. After disposing of
tho old cat, the hunters returned to
her lair and took possession of the
three kittens, and they are being tenderly cared for at the home of Mr.
Smith at Comox. They are one month
old, nnd as playful and harmless as
any household pet. Last year Mr.
Smith, who has deservedly earned the
sobrlquety of "Cougar" Smith, Bent
three kittens to the Vancouver park,
and the pets now In his possession
will probably find their way to one of
the big zoos of the country.
Oil Monday evening, Courtenay Assembly, No. 3, Native Sons of Canada,
Installed their ofllcorB for the current
«lx months. Considering the inclement state or tho weather, there waB
u fair attendance. The Installation
ceremony was performed by Bro. Jos.
McPhee, past preBldent, and those
members who will hold office until
next June aro: President, Bro. P. Leo
Brew a oup of Celery King
'a "tea" of Nature'iown herbs and
roots,—the finest laxative and
blood purifier you can get. It gently cleanses tha system ot all impurities, banishes headaches, etc.
30c and 60o packages, at druggitU.
A Croupy Cough
brings dread to the mother'! heart.
For safety's sake, keep a bottle
of Shiloh, the old time remedy, at
hand. A very few drops makes
the cough easier atonce, and taken
regularly gives complete relief.
30c, 60c and $1.20.   All druggists.
SHIL0HJZ
A JOB FOR SATAN
If I were Satan and felt bored
(whicli tin probably does not), I
would strike out to-morrrow, and I
would visit each Innocent little boy
and girl In all the world and whisper
"There is no Santa Clous. He is a
myth."
Then 1 would Beok out the fathers
und the mothers and by convincing
arguments I would persuade them
that Christmas giving Is utter imbecility.
I would about to the world that
there never will be peace on earth
und good will to men; that we need
more sworda and fewer plowshares;
more guns and fewer books; more
soldiers and fewer teachers-.
I would put It Into the hearts of
all the shoppers to wait until the
Saturday night before and then have
one grand rush; trample and harass
the overworked clerks until they
would anathematize the Christmas
season.
When Christmas comes I would
show the thirsty ones where to find
some poiBoif hooch; call the jazz
hounds forth with all their Infernal
cacophony, and make the anniversary
of the Christ a wild ofgy of sensualism.
Voa -If I were Satan I would be as
busy us the—as busy as Satan probably will be.
Anderton; First Vice-president, Bro.
Lon D. Piket; Second vice-president,
Bro. W. J. Hagarty; Chaplain, Bro. J.
W. McKenzie, Sr.; Sergt.-at-Arms,
Bro. Chas. Shannon; Secretary, Bro
Hope Herd; Treasurer, Bro. Ken. B.
Dalby; assistant secretary, Bro. Chas.
Beosley; Inside guard, Bro. A. T.
Beckensell; outside guard, Bro. W. J.
C. Hannah; planlBt, Bro. Fred P.
Jeune. A most interesting event ln
connection wjth the meeting was the
presentation to the retiring president
of a handsome ebony gavel suitably
Inscribed. The presentation was made
by Bro. P. L. Anderton, newly-elected
president, and his address was feelingly responded to by the recipient.
After the initiation ceremony, a social
was held and thoroughly enjoyed by
all those present.
Mr. Joseph McPhee left Thursday
morning tor Nanaimo, where he will
spend the holiday with his son, Dr.
T. J. McPhee.
Mr. E. M. Grant hns left for Los
Angeles, where he will spend the next
three months vlBltlng friends.
Presentation to a Popular Teacher.
At the conclusion of the school term
at noon to-day (Friday), prior to the
Christmas holiday vacation, Mr. Goo.
E. Apps, was the recipient of a handsome present from the members of his
class (the Junior Fourth), on the occasion of his approaching marriage to
MIbs Topper, of .Mission City.
Calling the school to order, Mr. A.
II. Webb, the principal, on behalf of
the'school wished every future happiness to Mr. Apps and his bride-to-be,
aud called upon Miss Winnie Young to
.speak a few words. This young lady
contributed her part to the program
ln a very practical manner by hand-
ng to Mr. Apps a handsome silver
lower vase subscribed for by the
cholars of Mr. Apps' claBB, with every
good wish for the happiness of Mr.
and Mrs. Apps,
In reply, Mr. Apps thanked them
all, and said that their nice present
would always bo appreciated as a
token of the good feeling they held
toward him, and he hoped In the
future the Bcholars would visit him
to see how nice their present looked
in his new home.
The pleasant little ceremony ended
with hearty cheers for Mr. Apps and
his bride.
ROBIN DUNSMUIR
GETS IMPORTANT
PERU CONCESSION
VICTORIA.—News has reached here
that an Important concession has been
granted Mr. Robin Dunsmuir, formerly of Victoria, by the Government of
Peru, recently confirmed in the Parliament ot that country.
The concession is for the construction of a railway, 2,200 miles long, as
well as port and harbor Improvements
in Peru. The railway is to be completed within 15 years and operated
hy the Dunsmuir Interests for a
period of 15 years. Included ln the
concessions is the tobacco monopoly
of Peru, yielding a revenue of
$7,000,000 per annum, which will be
transferred for a period of 36 years
to the Dunsmuir corporation.
Mr. nud Mrs. D. G. Alexander left
on Monday morning tor Nanaimo
where they will spend the Christmas
vacation.
SUPERLATIVE VALUE
How a combination of three papers
in one, such as The Family Herald
and Weekly Star of Montreal, can bo
produced and delivered to subscribers
at tho low price of two dollars a year,
remains an unsolved mystery to the
reading public, ln each Issue of this
seventy-two page weekly there is a
complete farm journal, a home magazine containing seven days' reading
tor every member of the family, and
a weekly digest of world news.
If this were not enough, we now
read an announcement by the publishers of The Family Herald that for
a limited period they arc offering each
new subscriber a choice of five valuable books, cost free Present subscribers who send in one new subscription to The Family Herald in addition to their own renewal also quality for a book. Any one of the following books may be selected: (1) "The
iVew Farmer's Manual," compiled and
published by The Family Herald and
Weekly Star, without question the
best book of reference ever offered lo
the Canadian farmer; (2) "The Family I
Herald Cook Book" complete, sc.ientl-;
-lie but non-technical; (3) "100 of the
Best Songs"; (4) "100 Singing j
Games"; (5) "Album of Sacred
JongB."
The fact is emphasized that theso
valuable books will not be sold for
cash at any price, but can be obtained
only as a reward for new subscrip-!
tlons at: the rate of two dollars per
year. The supply is said to be limited,
but the publishers guarantee delivery
provided the new subscription is ro-,
celved by December 31.
When a woman takes to the stool
of repentance, sho likes to have It
padded and upholstered in a color
that suits her.
Eleven Hours
From Campbell
Rvr. to Courtenay
Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock,
after an arduous trip from Campbell
River, the stage operated by , Mr.
Frank Lalonde, arrived In Courtenay
with ten passengers, having been
eleven hours making the trip of thirty
miles. Mr. Lalonde and passengers
left Campbell River at live o'clock that
mornlug. Ordinarily tho trip of thirty
miles is done In a little over an hour
and-a-half, but the heavy snowfall of
the previous two days hod made the
distance seem like three hundred.
Equipped with shovels, tiie party left
the river, and every few minutes
would bave to vacate the car and dig
tho snow awuy. Nothing Btops Frank
when lie gets under way, but It is certainly remarkable that he was able
to make the trip nt all on Tuesday.
The key to success Is a thorough
business training. The Nanaimo
Branch of the Sprott-Shaw Business
College Is the best place to get that
training.    Write for full Information.
Christmas Dance
At The Ilo-llo
Arrangements are all completed for
the Xmas holiday dance to be held In
the Ilo-llo dance hall on Xmas day
under the auspices of the Cumberland
Junior Football Club. The management have left nothing undone tliat
will mean success. The music will be
furnished by Plump's four-piece orchestra. A good time being assured,
the Ilo-llo management will have the
hall nice and comfortable and to the
satisfaction of all dancing patrons.
Come to the Xmas dance and make
your holiday complete. Dance starts
at 9.30 prompt, continuing till 2.30.
DID YOU EVER STOP TO
THINK ?
That business In the foundation upon which cities are built.
Tbat little progress has been made
by law-maker.'-, toward encouraging
belter business for the farmer and the
city business man.
That they restrict, they limit, they
prohibit this and that, and often their
purpose seems to be to hamper and
annoy business.
That business lias often been developed In npitc of legislation, rather
than by its help.
That to-day, ln this pre-eminently
business age, the merchant nnd the
farmer who succeed, are men, not
narrow-minded, but men bold, oner-
gellc ami full of pep. Men developing
new Mens In merchandising and farming and carrying Iheni ou to wonderful success.
That as business is developed in a
community, so will that community
develop.
FIRE IN THE CITY
At 12.16 this morning the firemen
and citizens were awakened by the
ringing of the fire bell by the Chief
of Police. They turned out smartly,
and within two minutes of the alarm
the lire truck was away with a crew
of six men, to the scene ot the fire,
which was a frame building 18 ft. x
9 ft. in Fourth Street occupied as a
garage by Mr. John Rlzzlo, and in
which his Chevrolet truck was stored.
The remainder of the fire brigade followed quickly and there was a full
turn-out of the members, Including
Fire Chief Parnham, Assistant Chief
Cameron, Captains Grant and Thomp
son, and nineteen men.
The building was well alight, but
was smartly got under control. The
lire truck returned to quarters at 1
am. Owing to certain circumstances
Fireman Conrad was left on duty all
night, and the outbreak is under investigation by Chief Merry and Provincial Constable Dunbar. The garage
was totally destroyed and the motor
truck damaged beyond repair,
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To Reside In New Zealand. ~~~~~
Mrs. J. Stevenson left on Thursday
morning for Victoria, where Bhe will
be joined by Mr. Stevenson on Saturday. After spending a short vacation
with relatives and friends ln Victoria
and Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson
will sail for New Zealand, where they
will reside in future.
Rough Boys Well
Leathered
S. DAVIS, "J—*
FAMILY SHOE REPAIRER
BREAD!
Do you eat it for lunch with
fresh fruit and milk?
Or do you e •-, other less nourishing foods?
The way you feel is a matter
of the kind of food you eat.
Natural foods are the best.
Bread is nourishing.
Bread with milk and fruit is
delicious.
Eat right and feel right.
Bread is your Best Food—Eat
more of it.
HALLWAY'S BREAD
—is the Bread that Builds
THE NEW HOME
BAKERY
HEALTH SERVICE.
E. O. HAUKEDAL
Doctor of Chiropractic
(8 Years Experience)
Olllce Hours: 12 to 3 p.m.; 6 to 7 p.m
Oyer Mrs. King's Book Store
Dunsmuir Ave. CUMBERLAND
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND • • B. C.
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable   Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
McLeod's Store
GENTS' FURNISHINGS IN  ALL LINES
BOOTS, SHOES, ETC.
—Sole Agent for—
TIP-TOP
TAILORS
MJ^d J       In This District
Vwi. Including Cumberland
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STANFIELD'S RED & BLUE LABEL UNDERWEAR
In all Sizes.   Specially Priced on Saturday only
JUST ARRIVED!
BOYS' SLICKER COATS AND HATS
ALSO A CHOICE LINE OF HOUSE SLIPPERS
FOR LADIES, GENTS AND CHILDREN
J. McLEOD
Courtenay, B.C.
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FOR   TIRES
 TRY	
BOOL and WILSON
We put them on Your Car—Inflate them—take their
Serial Number, and do our best to keep a Record of
their milegae, and—Give You a Square Deal     ::    ::
Vulcanizing Gas Oils Accessories
COURTENAY, B. C.
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SEASON'S GREETINGS
Wishing you all a
Merry Christmas and a
Happy and Prosperous
New Year
Geo. J. Hardy
AUCTIONEER    ::    Phone  10    ::    COURTENAY
Over 30 Years' Practical Experience
Phone 10
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News of the Town   Permits Reduced
Mrs. D. Brewster, who left here a
week ago for England, has, on account
of cbickenpox, been quarantined at
Toronto.
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Mr.  and   Mrs.  Oeo.   Merrilleld   and
daughter left on Saturday last for
Nanaimo, after spending a (ew days
with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Merrilleld
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Returns to Victoria.
Mr. T. M. Custance, of Victoria, who
for the past two months has been employed here, left on Saturday last for
his homo lu Victoria.
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Arrives from Westport.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallos arrived
lu town on Tuesday from Westport to
spend the Christmas holidays with relatives.
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Mr, W. Faulds left on Thursday for
Edmonton, to spend tbe Christmas apd
New Year holidays.
HOLY TRINITY SERVICES
Sunday— 8.30 a.m.. celebration ot Holy
Communion.   7.30 p.m., Evensong.
Monday  (Christmas  Day)—9 and   11
a.m., celebration of Holy Communion.
On and after tbe 1st of January,
11123, five dollar liquor permlu will
be reduced to two dollars; two dollar
beer permits will be reduced to one
dollar; permits for a single purchase
will he abolished.
NT. tiKORUE'S PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH.
Sunday services In St. George's
Presbyterian Church will be specially
Interesting.
Xmas sermon at 11 a.m. At the
evening service, 7 p.m., an anthem by
the choir, "Hall to the King" and
Hark, the Notes of Joy." Solo by
MIbs JeBsle McDonald, "The Birthday
of a King."
An Invitation to come and take part
in the Xmas fellowship Is extended
to all.
St. George's Sunday School will
render a cantata entitled, "Bill
Bender's Xmaa."  '
On Wednesday evening, Dec, 27, at
7.30, the children will be worth seeing
and the entertainment full of fun and
good music worth hearing. Come and
have a good time. A collection will
be taken. EIGHT
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER   23rd, 1922        II
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XMAS GIFTS
FOR MEN
Men's Heavy Wool Sweater Coats. Colors: Brown, fl»Q EA
Olive, Gray and Maroon.   Self colorB only.   Price'"*'**'"
Men'B Pull-over Sweaters, Monarch Wool, lurgo roll collar;
collar In two-tone effects. In thin line we have (PC QC
an exceptional choice offering of colors.    Price *Wee7*J
Men's Silk Mufflers ln shot effect. Most acceptable fljyl CA
as  a  gift   «B*.3U
Men's   Knitted  Silk   Mufflers,  in  black and  white. &A  PA
Men'B Ties, in a very large aBBortment of specially selected
colors, made of beautiful silk in a great variety of colorings, with prices according to    quality    75 cts. to $2.95.
Men'B Fine Llama Socks, English Make. Clocks on fl»1 OE
side.    Price  ®letfO
Men's Arm BandB   35 cts. to (1.2.1
Men's All-silk Socks, ln Fawn, Navy, Gray ami Black. (PI f* A
A really desirable Bock.    Price per pair  ♦JJl.el/v
FOR LADIES
Ladles' Silk Camisoles, ln White. Pink, Navy and Brown. An
of assortment.   The price you will find In keeping (PI   CA
with the quality.    Up from  wl.JU
array such as might be seen in a much larger city for cholso
THE OLD, OLD WISH TO MY MANY
CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS
A  MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Ladles' Blouses iu many styles.    A shipment having arrived
from England of new and natty goods.
Ladles'   Gloves—Perrln's   Famous   Gloves   make   a flJO QK
most useful gift. And tho  price is  Vt£l.%70
Ladies' Kid Gloves, In Tan.   A new line we are hand- (J»1   QK
Ung, at per pair  Ox.UO
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Our   Special  Boys'   Football,   regulation   size.    We (PA EA
think it is the best value you can get anywhere vAlet/V
Boys' Hand-sewn Footballs.   Same boll aB used by AM  "Jfr
...60c
many of the Men'B Clubs,    Really splendid..
Football Bladders, mode of good rubber.   Each
Girls' Gloves, In wool, moke suitable gifts.
Girls'  Flannel   Dresses   ore   something o girl will appreciate.
Girls' Handkerchiefs, in pretty boxes.   Done up at very small
prices.
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
XMAS
is coming. Stock especially bought
for this Season is now arriving.
Prices are much lower, while tho
Quality of our Furniture and Furnishings is better than ever   ::    ::
Jeune's Furniture Store
Opposite the Big Double Arrow Sign
Phone 114   ::     ::     ::     ::     ::     COURTENAY
Social and Personal
Miss McGuiness, who has been act-
ting as nurse at the Cumberland General HoBpltal for several months post,
left on Wednesday morning last, her
place being taken by Miss Webb.
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Miss Dalton left on Friday for Vancouver, where she will spend Christmas end New Year holidays with her
parents.
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Dr. R. P. Christie ond son left on
Wednesday morning for Victoria, to
spend the Christmas holdlays with
Dr. Christie's parents.
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.Miss Webb, daughter of Mr. A. H.
Webb, principal of the Cumberland
Public School, arrived in town on
Tuesday and haB accepted a position
ns nurse ut tiie Cumberland General
Hospital, rendered vacant by the resignation of Miss McGuiness.
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Homo i'or Xiiiiis Holidays.
Mr. Herb, Roy arrived home on
Friday to spend the Christmas and
New Year holidays with Ills parents
av Royston.
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Left fur Victoria.
Miss E. Parfltt, of Royston, left on
Friday for Victoria, where she will
spend the Christmas holidays with
her parents.
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Left For California.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Irwin ond family
left on Friday last for Victoria, en
route for California, where they will
reside In future.
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Arrived from England.
Mr. and MrB. Itodwell arrived from
England on Friday last, and are staying with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Edwards
of the Royston Garage.
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Mr. James M. Savage, general manager, Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd., accompanied by Mrs. Savage, returned
to Victoria Monday morning.
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Hawthorne ond Thomas Graham returned from University School, Victoria, ou Saturday last, and will spend
tho holdlay with their parents, Mr.
nud Mrs; Charles Graham.
(AVE  I'AN'EM.
if the owner of the "lady dog" which
has been the cause of several Bleep-
less nights to the cltlzeiiH of Cumberland of late, will kindly keep It
shut up during this Inclement weather,
he will earn the thanks of all decent
citizens. It may be as well to remind
tho said owner that a City by-low Is
I lu existence under which a severe
' penalty may bo Imposed for permitting
this animal to stray within the City
limits under certain circumstances.
Verbum sap.
Court Of Revision
The adjourned meeting of (he Court
of Revision, consisting of Mayor D.
It. MacDonald, Aid. Parnham nnd Aid.
Beverldgo, was held ln the Council
Chambers on Tuesday. The Municipal
Voters' List for 1923 was finally
passed.
Names ns follows were removed
from tho property list: John Foster,
II. Millardo, James Webster, Sr., and
John Gibson, deceased.
F. J. Hayes, William Greaves, John
Horbury. who nre American citizens,
removed.
For failing to register their property: W. M. Brown, W. T. Brown, 0. W.
Roberts, I). Kl-ewort, A. Lockhart, A.
Henderson. E. McAdam nnd Frank
Partridge.
Messrs. P. Francioll and Jim Wilson, who went to California Bomo
months ago, returned to town last
week to spond Christmas and New
Year   holidays   with    relntlvos   and
frlcndB.
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Foresters' Social.
The next social evening of the local
Foresters' Lodge will be held in the
Fraternity Hall, Dunsmuir Avenue, on
Wednesday evening, December 27th.
All Foresters are urged to keep this
date open.
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Operated On at Vancouver
Mr. W. Rickson, boii ot Mr. and Mrs,
Tom Rickson, Duiuiinulr Avenue, received an injury to ills hip playing
baseball during the pnst season, and
on the advice of his medical adviser
underwent nn operation nt tho Vancouver General Hospital on Friday
last, and on Inquiry The Islander was
Informed that he Is making good progress.
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Royston Community Club.
The Royston Community Club iu-
tend holding o Bocial evening in the
near future, when It Is expected that
the school will be in first-class shape;
the floor having been made more suitable for dancing. It Is also expected
that the electric lighting system will
be In use, as poles have been placed
In position,
* *      *
Mns.«r Leslie Frost, sou of Mr, and
Mrs. R. E. Frost, who haa been studying ot the Collegiate School, Victoria,
arrived home on Wednesday to spend
Xmas and New Year holidays.
* •       t
Mr. L. C. Grant, representative of
the Office Specialty Co., Vancouver,
was In town during the weok.
* *      •
Miss M. Beckwith, of the Public
School staff, left for Victoria to-day
(Friday) where Bhe will spend Xmna
nnd New Year vacation with her
parents.
* *      *
Miss Trencliard, who served overseas with Miss Brown, matron of the
Cumberland General Hospital, arrived
on Wednesday evening and will take
the place of MIbb Sehl, who la away
on one month's leave of absence.
* K" *
Mr. Ed. Richards returned to town
on Tuesday and will spond Christmas
and New Year holldayB with hla
parents.
* *      *
MIbs Carrie Richardson left on Friday for Victoria, where she will spend
Christ-mas holdlays with her sister,
Miss Katie Richardson.
* *       *
Messrs. P. S. Fognn, I). C. Macfar-
lane nnd G .0. Buker, of the Canadian
ColllerleB (D) Ltd., Victoria, spent
last week-end In town and returned
to Victoria Monday morning.
* #      #
Thomas, Morton and Pierce Graham
returned from University School, Victoria, on Saturday and will spend the
vacation with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Graham.
FOR   KIDDIES   CHRISTMAS   TREE
A social dance in aid of the Christmas tree for the children uf Holy
Trinity Sunday School, was held in
the Anglican Hall on Wednesday
evening last. There wob not a very
large turnout for the dance, owing to
Inclement weather, but we understand
that o few dollars over expenses were
mode.
New term begins at the Nanaimo
Branch of tho Sprott-Shaw Business
College on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd. Enroll
on the opening date.
Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
SUPPORT HOME INDUSTRIES
\KBEP SMILING
CHIROPRACTIC!
KEEPS YOU
J   c.CCpiTO^o
llesldenco, near Union Hall. Mondoy,
Wednesday nnd Friday, from 4 to 5
p.m.
C<mrU>mi) OUce— Plgott Black, Upstairs. Dally from 12.30 to 3, and
7 to 8 p.m.   Sundays by appointment.
E. 0. HAUKEDAL
Mr. Arthur Leo left for Vancouver
Monday morning, where lie will spend
the Xmas holiday.
♦ •       »
Mr. Alex. Gray
Meets With Accident.
Mr. Alex. Gray met with what might
have been Bcrioua injury loBt Friday
when a piece of rock fell on him while
at work In No. 4 Mine. He received a
cut on the head thnt requlrod four
stitches, also had hla right shoulder
and hip bruised.
• +      *
Undergoes Operation.
Mrs. C. J. Bunbury, who underwent-
an operation lu the Cumberland
General Hospital a few days ago, is
progressing very favorably. Her
many friends hope to sec her around
again ln a tew more days.
BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKES
SCOTCH BUNS & SHORTBREAD
ALL MADE WITH LOCAL FRESH
EGGS AND CREAMERY BUTTER
WISHING ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR i
m m
HALLIDAY'S HOME BAKERY
llllllllllllllllllllllllll
Reason's
Appreciating our Pleasant Business Relations
with you during the Past Year,
Wc Wish You the Compliments of the Season
and Trust that the Coming Year
will bring the Best you have ever known in
Health, Happiness and Prosperity.
Burns & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
PHONE 38—FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
1
Cumberland
B.C.
«W4WWP«««WS^^
GORDON'S
The Corner Store
TAKING    THIS    OPPORTUNITY
OF EXTENDING TO YOU  ALL
BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS
J AND    PROSPEROUS    TIMES
tfk
THROUGH THE COMING YEAR
GORDON'S
"We Sell for Leu" Phone 133
Auction Sale
AGRICULTURAL  HALL, COURTENAY
FRIDAY, DEC. 29th, 1922, AT 1.30 PROMPT
Household Furniture and Effects, including washing
machine, large hanging lamp, pump, household scales,
crockery, tools, double-barrel shot-gun, 331/" inch non-
skid auto chains, 30.30 Winchester rifle, set adjustable
stock and dies, vise, anvil, quantity machinists' tools,
electric fixtures, clock, camera, set draughtsman's instruments, kitchen utensils, Eureka seeder and cultivator, etc.
Live Stock—Pen of pure-bred white wyandotte pullets
(Solly Dean strain); pure bred collie dog, registered,
and bitch, finest strain in Western Canada; a quantity
of other articles too numerous to mention.
Further entries accepted up to noon of the day of sale.
E. FELIX THOMAS
Auctioneer :: All Kinds of Insurance :: Notary Public
Office: Booth Block :    COURTENAY   :   Phone 151
House Phone: 24-L
(ill UK METHODIST CHURCH
On Sunday next (Christmas Eve) a
spcclnl Christmas service will be held,
commencing ot 7 p.m Congregotlonal
singing of old Christmas hymns and
special choruses and an anthem by
tho choir will combine to make this a
most   attractive   Christmas   service.
Tho Cumberland Orchestral Society
will provide instrumental music
throughout. Come early and secure
a seat.   Hymn books provided.
The many frlendB ot Mr. Thomas
Hudson, who met with such a painful
Injury last week, will be pleased to
know that he Is making satisfactory
progress.
>J
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