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"East Lynne"
Clive Brook - Conrad Naf el
Cumberland Islander
| Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Electric Light Case
Set For Early Date
Lawyer (or City to Be in Ottawa by
April  28th;   Regular  Meeting
of City Council
The regular meeting of the city
council was held in the council chambers on Monday night, with Hia Worship Mayor Maxwell presiding and
Aldermen J. Ledingham, J, Williams,
W. Henderson and W. P. Symons
A communication from the chairman of the finance committee of the
May 24th celebration was received,
asking for a donation towards the
celebration. After a little discussion
the sum of $125 was voted this sum
being $25 less than last year.
A communication was also read
from the secretary of the Cumberland Board of School Trustees stating that the Minister of Education
had notified the board that under the
new scheme the sum of $10,000
would be contributed to the school
board and would be paid quarterly.
The solicitor for the city in the
matter of the City versus Cumberland Electric Lighting Company,
wrote, stating that the case would
come up in the Supreme Court of
Canada at the end of the month as
he had heen notified to be in Ottawa
by April 28th ,and giving an account
of the money needed for expenses in
connection with the visit of the lawyer to Ottawa. Mr. Muirhead also sent
an itemized account for his services
as consulting engineer in the case.
Bills and accounts to the amount
of $2,;il9.97 were referred to the finance committee for payment.
Reports of committees showed all
departments to be in good working
order, with a clean hill of health and
no report from the^tire wardens. On
behalf of the board of works .alderman Henderson reported that catch
basins, alleyways and some of the
largest holes on the streets of the
city had received attention since last
General rate by-law, No. 92, passed the first, second and third readings as also did the school rate bylaws Nos. 93 and 94.
Estimates for the year were presented by the finance committee the
Council going over the figures submitted very"W.^*ry. A*fte-r <sorae■■
considerable time spent on the estimates and following a general discussion they were accepted as presented.
City Clerk Cope was authorized to
write to the British Columbia Electric Railway Company, water department with reference to hydrant rents
in the city.
Successful Benefit
Whist Drive Held
Cumberland, April 21.—There were
21 tables in play at the benefit whist
drive under auspices of the Rod and
Gun Club on Saturday evening at the
Memorial hall, the people of the city
and district attending as is usual in
affairs of this kind. Mrs. Vaughan and
Miss Nettie Robertson won ladles'
prizes, H. Bates and Miss C. Richardson (subs.) taking those for the gentlemen. Abundant and delicious refreshments were served by a committee of ladies following which the crowd
was augmented by many of the younger element all repairing to the dance
hall where the Merrymakers' orchestra
supplied snappy dance numbers until
midnight. At the dance a pretty cushion donated by Mrs. W. Warren waa
raffled when J. Sharpies was found to
hold the lucky number and for which
ft large sum was realized. The raffle
for a radio conducted by the local
Eagles was also closed and the number
drawn, S. Williams being the lucky
ticket holder,
There has heen a tremendous
growth in the use of pulverized coal
in Great Britain and United States in
thc past few years and many new
British ships are being equipped to
burn coal in this way, it was declared
by W. N. Kelly, consulting engineer
and marine surveyor, addressing a
luncheon meeting of mining men in
Hotel Vancouver on Tuesday.
Vancouver Island coal is particularly well adapted for use in pulverized form but hardly any development work has been undertaken.
The little done in Canada has been
for the Provincial and Federal Governments. The coal mine people
themselves have done no demonstrating or experimenting, he commented.
More   Economical
Pulverized coal is primarily adapted to large plants and to ships, but
mainly to the former. It is infinitely
more economical than the old system
of hand-firing of coal and much superior to  mechanical  stoking.
It is not adapted to domestic use
because the pulverizer requires expert attention. But it has a large and
certain field in some ships and in
practically all large heating and
power plants on land, Mr. Kelly submitted.
The Minister of Finance, the Hon.
J. W. Jones, will be a visitor in the
district on Monday when he will address the A. 0. T. S. at a luncheon
at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of St.
George's United church, Courtenay.
The finance minister's talk will be
"Finances of the Province and the
One Per Cent Tax". Everybody will
be welcomed. Luncheon will he served at a nominal fee of 50c.
Coal and Gov't
Favorable Speech
Ably Back* Up Cumberland Board of
Trade  Resolution
Last week we mentioned the fact
that A. W. Neill, M.P., had brought
up the matter of a bonus for Island
coat, ably backing up the Cumberland
board of trade resolution. Below we
publish the speech of Mr. Neill as
taken from Hansard:
"I come now to another industry
which is absolutely unprotected, that
of coal. It is suffering from competition from fuel oil," said Mr. Neill.
"It is suggested that we should have
a duty on fuel oil. At one time that
would have been immediately effective, but it is somewhat doubtful
whether it would work at the present
time. In days gone by, all fuel oil
used in British Columbia was imported, and a duty on it would have restricted its use. Now it is nearly all
—and, it will apparently soon be all
—manufactured in British Columbia.
It is manufactured through the production of gasoline out of crude oil.
It tis a by-product, and it is doubtful
whether a duty would have the desired effect .because the manufacturers treat this oil as a by-product.
They make their money on gasoline,
and it might be that if a duty were
placed on fuel oil they would sell it
for whatever they could get for it
and they would cut the price to the
extent of the duty. That would mean
that the government would get an
income, but would be of no benefit
to the coal industry, which is what we.
want to help. That is a matter which
the government experts might inquire into.,;        ii*^-m   ri£^J'     ~
"Now there is an immediate and
certain remedy. I emphasize those
words because it cannot be denied
that it woud have an effect the moment it was put into force, and I urge
the necessity for immediate action
inasmuch as the industry is in a desperate condition. What I suggest is
this: That the government grant a
bonus of $1.50 a ton on alt coal mined in Vancouver Island for export
purposes other than to the United
States. I leave out the east of British
Columbia because they share in certain favorable rates granted Alberta.
I leave out coal for domestic purposes in British Columbia and also
coal for export to the United States,
as there is a reciprocal condition
there which would not benefit us. I
am speaking merely of coal for other
export. There is a- precedent for it.
Nova Scotia gets a railway rate to
allow it to get into the markets of
Ontario and Alberta gets a rate
which .is sometimes quoted as $1.25
although it is $1.48, and it is apt to
he more than that because it is on a
sliding scale. That is what the country at large pays to make up the difference between the rate granted Al-
hcrta and eastern British Columbia
coal and what it costs the railway
company. The first period calculated,
as I say, came to $1.48 a ton. And
what is it for? To enable coal to be
moved to the desired market in Ontario. Now we suggest that a bonus
of this description would enable us
to export coal to the markets of
South America—Peru, Chile, Valparaiso: It would not be a great drain
on the treasury to begin with, and
we believe it would develop more
"In this connection we also ask for
some co-operation from the government, more particularly from the Department of Marine. I am sorry the
minister is not present. A father can
Hog his child for lying to him, but
unless he sets an example of personal rectitute he will not do much more
than make the boy a hypocrite. And
this is the situation here. There is a
boat called The Lillooet under the
control of the Marine Department.
It has been operating on the Pacific
ocean on a hydrographic survey.
Some years ago the department proposed to turn it into an oil burner
and I opposed this. With the help of
the late Mr. Sloan, a member of the
provincial government and a representative of a mining district, we got
the government to abandon this idea.
Now this fall the Department of Marine decided to build another hydro-
graphic survey ship, and the moment
I heard that tenders had been called
for I wrote to the minister. I wrote
at once, not after it was too late, and
urged him to see that the hoat should
lie a coal burner. I am sorry to say
that I have not received a reply to
my letter—such art tht childrtn of
AMMti. My appeal ctrtaialy fell •■
Andrew Gibson
Has Close Call
Struck By Rolling Log
Andrew Gibson, known from one
end of the Island to the other as
"Buck" had a narrow escape from
death on Monday when a log rolled
off a flat car at the Royston Mill,
where Gibson is employed as a brake-
man, striking him on the head. The
injured man was rushed to the Cumberland General Hospital where he
is resting as well as can be expected.
On Tuesday, a Japanese, employed
by the Royston Saw Mills, working in
the woods, met with a painful accident .when a piece of tree was knocked off, striking the unfortunate workman on the side of the nose and penetrating. Several teeth were also
knocked out and after being given
first aid by Dr. MacNaughton was
taken to the Cumberlnnd Hospital.
Organize For
New Season
J.   C.   Brown   Cho«en   as   President!
First Game May the 17th
Against Nanaimo
Six Teams In
The Twilight
Baseball League
Bateballcn   Will Open   Season   on
May 17th
A very enthusiastic meeting of the
Twilight Baseball League was held
at the King George Hotel on Monday
night, when six teams had delegates
present. Entries were received from
the Athletics, Eagles, Courtenay, Un-
■on Bay, Happy Valley and Royston
Lumber Company, the latter team
taking the place of the Royston team,
winners of the league last year. Much
business was transacted at the meeting and the opening date set for Sunday, May 17th, Eagles and Royston
Lumber Company providing the fun
for the fans on that date. All league
games are to be played on Sundays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The drawing up of a schedule was
left over for one week. The meeting
also decided that the number of players signed by each team be increased
from 15 to 18. Players can be signed
on and transferred up to June 30th,
but a fee of $1.00 must be paid to
the league for each-transfer.
The Twilight League was very jjm*.
many "exciting games and it* is iVeely"
predicted that this year the brand of
ball will be much better. From all indications, baseball appears to be In
for a banner year.
stony ground, because a notice appeared in the paper a few weeks ago
to the effect that the ship would be
an oil burner. Then Sir Henry Thornton, the president of the Canadian
Nationnl Railways, informs us that
he will not allow the hotel which is
being built in Vancouver to use anything but oil. And worse than that,
we find them building a great tank
of a million gallons capacity at Port
Mann, with a view to changing a
good many of their engines on the
Canadian National Railways from
coal to oil, in startling contrast with
the action of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, which is not under government control. A meeting of coal operators was held last fall, at which
I was present, and the agent of the
Canadian Pacific promised that their
switching engines in Vancouver
would he changed back from oil-
burning to coal-burning. This means
a coal consumption of something like
20,000tons per year. Tho government
should continue the experiments
made by the late government in the
use of pulverized coal. At a recent
sitting of the Provincial Legislature,
a member moved a resolution along
these lines, but the government moved an amendment suggesting a survey.
If there is one thing we* do not
want in this connection, it is a survey. The Government in British Columbia have gone crazy over surveys.
It does not matter what the trouble
is, whether it is cut worms or currency, whether it is railway rates or
rabbits, if you complain the government finally says: "We will give you
a survey'. The hon. members from
British Columbia know what that
means; it means a lot of fat jobs for
political heelers, and it means the
postponement of action, dearly beloved by the provincial government.
When we ask for anything during the
sitting of the legislature we are
promised a survey to be made during
the recess. Upon one occasion we en*
durod such a survey and we came
hack at the next session and said:
Vou have had your survey, give us
action. What did they do. They ordered another, a second survey. We
do not want stone, we want bread.
I have argued this matter for ten
years both in and out of this house,
and now with desperate earnestness
I say to the government: It is now or
never for this industry. I have a local
paper which announces that two
mines have been closed and other
mines are operating on a part-time
baHis of two and three days a week.
That practice has been carried on,
all wiater, which season is the har-
The Cumberland cricketers organized on Wednesday night at a meeting in the Anglican hall, for the coming season. The report of the secretary showed the club to be $80.00 in
debt but an effort is to be made to
wipe out the deficit at the earliest
possible moment. Owing to slack
'.■'mes at the mines during the past
seuson, members dues did not come
in as well as expected. Many of those
in arrears promised to pay as soon
as possible, which would enable the
club to pay off the debts.
The first game of the season will
he on May 17th when Nanaimo will
visit Cumberland. This game is at
the suggestion of Nanaimo as the
latter club failed to pay a visit to the
local team at the close of last season in a scheduled game. Courtenay
will visit Cumberland on May 24th
as part of the Empire Day celebration.
Officers elected for the coming
year were: honorary president, Lieut-
Col. C. W. Villiers; honorary vice-
presidents, Messrs. T. Graham, J.
Hunt, T. W. Scott and Dr. MacNaughton; president, J. C. Brown; vice-
president, A. J. Taylor; secretary, J.
Vernon-Jones; treasurer, S. Booth-
man ; executive and selection committee, Joe Idiens (chairman), S.
Gough, F. V,. Hall, T. Carney and J.
Vaughan; chairman grounds committee, S. Gough, all members of the
club to be asked to assist on this
committee; equipment, C. V. Dando;
refreshment committee, S. Gough, S.
Boothman, J. Vernon-Jones.
A captain for the eleven was not
chosen at the meeting, a new departure being suggested. In future, the
captain will be chosen from the team
chosen to play, it being felt by this
means that all players would take
a turn as "skip", thus gaining some
valuable experience.
The players will turn out for prae-
Uc.e^n.J^e.dr^.esda3r^^ at 6.30.^]
' :to.it
ing,* a copy-offki lease of the
at the "Y". Through co-operation
with Lt.-Col C. W. Villiers the cricketers were granted a three-year lease
as from August lst, 1930, and now
have control of the "Y" ground. It
is intended to try and keep the
the ground in good shape and also to
repair the fence and anyone caught
trespassing or damaging the property in any shape whatever, will be
dealt with according to law. During
the winter months, the small building at the ground has been badly
abused. The wire netting covering
the windows has been torn off and
taken away and every window on one
side smashed. The cricketers have
spent a lot of time improving the field
and surroundings and it is very disheartening to visit the field and find
so much damage done. From now on
a close watch will be kept on the
ground. Application by any organization for use of the ground must be
made to the secretary.
Courtenay Cricket
Club Re-Organized
The Courtenay Cricket Club held a
general meeting last Friday in the
City Hall. Election of officers took
place and the financial end of the
business was looked Into. The club
looks forward to a busy season as there
will be matches with Cowichan, Nanaimo, Cumberland and probably with
the two naval boats which will be in
Comox harbor this summer and also
there will be a match with the B. C.
Cricket Association team which will
tour B. C. this year.
The officers elected for this year are:
President. D. B. McMonnies; Vice-
president. Rev. O. L. Bourdlllon; captain, P. C. McLoughlin; vice-captain.
W. D. Inglis; secretary treasurer, P. R.
Ellis; Executive—A. H. Rossiter. H. W.
Duckitt and K. Gratton.
Mr. J. Gillespie arrived in Cumberland from Ladysmith dfr Sunday.
vest time for the coal miner. If they
can only get two days work a week
in winter what will be their condition
in the summer? I tell the government
that if no action is taken in this matter, 5,000 miners and those dependent directly and indirectly upon them
will have to be supported hy relief
measures. I hope the Prime Minister
(Mr. Bennett) will give us some action. He has never been accused even
hy his worst enemies, of not being
a man of action, and surely he will
do something to relieve this desperate condition."
Eagles To Play
For Championship
Junior Soccer Supremacy of Province
to   Be  Decided  Saturday
With three cups to their credit the
local Eagles journey to Nanaimo on
Saturday to play the Burnaby eleven
in the final for the O. B. Allan cup.
emblematic of the junior soccer
championship of British Columbia.
All Eagle players are in first class
shape and confident of giving thc
Burnaby eleven fl hot time of it. The
game is scheduled for 4:30 and is
sure to attract a large crowd. The
following will do duty for the Eagles
Walker, goal; J. Brown and E, Bickle
backs; C. Tobacco, H. Conrod and J.
Weir, half-backs; C. Bradley, H. Gibson, W. Stant, J. Campbell and.L.
Bartholdi forwards. Reserve, J. Hunter.
C. H. Dickie. M.P., writes to say
that he has been successful in haying
the plans for the new hydrographic
steamer changed so that she will
burn coal instead of fuel oil, as had
been planned. Mr. Dickie also has
hopes of having something substantial done for the coal industry, and is
working hard for a duty on fuel oil.
Eagles Defeat
Duncan To Win
The Davie Cup
Gain   Island   Championship   hy
Defeating Victoria :i-0
Large Attendance
At Funeral Of
Mrs. M. Gibson
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Gibson,
one of Cumberland's real old pioneers
took place on Sunday last from tbe
family residence, Windermere Avenue, interment taking place in the
Cumberland Cemetery with the Rev.
J. R. Hewitt, pastor of the Cumberland United Church, officiating. A
large number of friends attended to
pay their last respects to one who in
life was genuinely liked.
The deceased was borne to her
last resting place by Messrs. Pete
McNiven, Jack Horbury, Joe Horbury, Wm. McLellan, Sr., Thomas
Carey and Alexander Gray, Sr. Floral tributes were many and beautiful,
the following being noticed:
Wreath, the family.
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cook
and Henry, Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Hutchinson; Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Lockhart; Mr. nnd Mrs. Wm. Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Mumford and staff of
Mumford's Grocery; Mrs. A. Aitken,
Bevan; Mr. and Mrs.^AV. Woods; Mr.
and Mrs. Vahle; Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams;
Mr* <ftiiUfflBjC.iii^i^eft' -NaAaiipolt
L.-* Saunders;
Mrs. Francescini nnd Mrs. Balagno;
Mrs. W. Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. M.
The deceased lady is survived by
one daughter. Mrs. B. Sweeney, of
Powell River, three sons, Robert of
Vancouver, and Henry and Andrew
of Cumberland.
Defeating Victoria Y.M.C.A. junior
foothall team on Saturday in Nanaimo
by three goals to nil. the Cumberland
Eagles won the Davie Cup, emblematic
of the Island championship and the
right to play the winners of the West-
mlnster-Burnaby game in Nanaimo on
Saturday next for the provincial championship.
Cumberland scored two goals in the
flrst half, five minutes from the rest
period, and their next counter came
thirty-three minutes after the second
period had started. Victoria forwards
were Weak, and except for the first fifteen minutes, were not aggressive.
With five minutes to go in the first
half. Bartoldi. outside left for Cumberland, crossed to Gibson. Campbell,
centre forward, rushed thc goalie, and
Gibson slammed the ball through for
Cumberland's first counter. One minute after play had been resumed Bartoldi again made a perfect cross lo
Campbell who headed past Martin, and
the Eagles were two up when the
whistle blew. The second half was
mostly devoted to attacks on Victoria
goal, which was penetrated by Campbell on a solo effort after thirty-three
minutes of play. McKinnon right half
for Victoria, and Thomas, left back,
were the stalwarts of thc Victoria team
while Bartholdi and Campbell were
outstanding for Cumberland.
Following the game Mr. O, F. Davie,
M.P.P., congratulated the winning
team, and Mrs. Davie presented the
cup to Captain Campbell, with her
The teams were:
Cumberland: goal. Walker; backs, J.
Brown and E. Blckle; halves. To
^ni*0*&$jreif; forwards'. HowiM Gib"
Cifliiptjf^t, Stain and-Bartholdi.
Brown and Thomas; halves. Patrick,
Owen. McKinnon; forwards, Woodley,
Bailey, Dixon, Mill nnd GiUing. Referee Mat Quhniss,
Local Delegates
To Attend W.B.A.
Rally at Victoria
Mri. Blna West,  Founder of the As-
sociation to Attend
Mrs. S. Covert, Mrs. II. Jackson
and Mr.s. S. Miller, of Cumberland,
will leave on Sunday morning as delegates from the local bulge of the
Women's Benefit Association to attend the Grand Rally to be held at
the Empress Hotel, Victoria on Monday.
Members of the Victoria branch of
the association are anticipating with
enthusiasm the provincial quadrennial convention or rally, with the supreme president and founder of the
order, Mrs. Bina West Miller as an
honored guest. In addition to large
delegation from Islam! lodges, it is
expected a large contingent will be
present   from  thc  mainland.
A reception and tea will be held mi
Sunday afternoon from 3:80 to 5:80
o'clock. Tbe business session of the
convention will open at 10 o'clock
Monday morning, tho afternoon session at 2 o'clock and the evening
rally nt 7:110. At the evening rally,
friends and all those interested in the
work of the association will be cordially   welcomed.   The   ritualistic   work
will be exemplified by the Island reviews, with Victoria review conducting the opening ceremony.
Thought  far Today
There's so much good in the worst of
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill behooves'any one of us
To find any fault with the rest of us.
Finance Committee
and May 24th Fund
The finance committee met with n
ready response this week, when many
merchants and prominent residents
were approached,and asked for a donation for the 24th of May celebration. Over $1,000 has already been
promised and with several more concerns to be heard from there is no
reason why hist year's total should
nol at least be equalled. There hns
been some talk about expenses being
curtailed hut if collections come anywhere near Inst year's it is quite possible thc programme will be about
the same ns in previous years.
A full list of all donations received
will be published in these columns
just as soon as the final list is handed
Baby  Shower
The ladies of the Cumberland
Welsh Society entertained at n baby
shower on Tuesday evening at the
Cumherland hall. A large number of
people responded to the invitations
sent out, and many beautiful gifts
were given Marvin nnd Maureen
twin haloes of Mr. and Mrs. R. Childs
Mrs. V, Childs and Mrs. Marshall, of
Sandwlck, mother nnd sister respectively of Mr. II. Childs were nlso present. During the evening whist held
sway, ten tables being in play. The
first prfoie was won by Mrs. Wilcox,
and the second prize by Mrs. W.
Walker. Following tbe card games
supper wns served at a long table in
the centre of the hnll, full justice
being done tho appetizing array of
refreshments. Mrs. T. McMillan and
Mrs. Marshall received the gifts in
the nbsonco of Mis. Childs, the shower being n compolte surprise to her.
Much merriment was caused when
thc parcels were unwrapped displaying dainty little baby things, which
were sot out for the admiration of
those present on a long table at the
top of the hall. Many envelopes containing money donations were also
received, and Mrs. McMillan in a
short speech thanked all present, for
their kindness. The party broke up
after a very enjoyable evening.
Dixon & Filberg
Challenge Cup:
Draw Is Made
Eighteen members ol the Courtenay
Golf Club have signified their desire
to compete In an elimination contest
tor the flrst holder of the Dixon and
Filberg Challenge Cup. A drnw has
been made and It is desirable thnt the
first complete round, or in other words
the slxteens, be played by Sunday next.
Players are requested to get in touch
with their opponents ut once and arrange their gnmes. The draw Is as
follow:,: To get into the sixteens, H.
Mansell lpnys M. Minato nnd J. H.
Eakin plays G. K Uchiyama; then the
sixteen draw i.s as follows: Winner of
Mansell nnd Minato plays H. Stewart;
J. Dick plays W. Inglis; J. N. McLeod
plays W, Bourne; H. S. Baker plays
A. B. Bull; J. E. Aston plays T. Graham. R. G. Laver plays R Bowie, Jr.;
f. McPherson plays w. Dobson and the
winner of Eakin vs. Uchiyama plays
P, Booth.
Reception Given
To Grand Master
Cumberland   Lodge  No.   11,   I.O.O.F.,
Receives Distinguished  Visitors;
Presentations   Made
Union Lodge No. 11. I.O.O.F., received n distinguished visitor at a special
meeting in Fraternal hall on Saturday
evening when Grand Master J. C.
Brown paid his official visit. A large
number of members of the order from
various parts of thc Island were also
welcomed including Duncan, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Other distinguished guests present were A. E. Elliott
of Vancouver. B.C., Deputy Grand,
Master; E. L. Webber. New Westminster Grand Secretary; R. Crellan, of
Nanaimo, iirand Patriarch; Lieut.-
Col. C. Snyder. Vancouver, Department Commander of the Department
Council of Patriarchs Militant;
Grand Muster .1. T. MacDonald, adjutant of Department Council; Past
Grand Master W. Walkem, of Ladysmith. Following the meeting members of Union Lodge and their guests
were entertained hy locnl Rebekah
lodge Harmony No. 22 at a sumptuous
banquet in thc Cumberland hall, the
tables being prettily decorated with
spring flowers. Presiding was W. Bennie. Noble Grand of the local lodge,
who welcomed tlie guests to the number of aboul 120. During the evening
Grand Master Brown was the recipient of a handsome personal gift from
Union Lodge No. 22 and on behalf of
the Rebekah lodge Mrs. Merrihew, of
Vancouver, President of the Grand Assembly of Rebekahs. who was also a
distinguished banquet guest, presented
to thc Orand Master a handsome ring
with emblem ol the Oddfellows. Interesting addresses on the work of the
various branches of the order delivered
in masterly manner by the several distinguished guests wore listened to with
rapt attention, the Grand Master receiving nn ovation. Solos by Messrs.
Shearer and Thorpe and piano numbers by N. Frelone added to the evening's enjoyment.
This was the Inst official visit of
the grand master, he having visited
every other lodge in British Colum-
bia, 66 in all. During the evening,
Veterans' jewels were presented to
four members of Union Lodge No. 11
having 25 years' membership in the
local lodge, Those receiving the
jewels were James Walker, R. McNeill,   Walter  Hudso.i  and  Andrew
shftf ■ina^t^r" trr* Vim couver Lodge
'"' 'ivW.iUimiiv .WjiUtsr, aow, _
of Vancouver, former resident ot
Cumberland and at present a menthol of Union Lodge No. 11, was presented witha Veteran jewel.
Roystonites' Bridge
The Royston "Winter Gardens" was
the scene of a very delightful social
event on Monday evening last when
the Royston Laches' Bridge Club entertained their friends at the closing
bridge event of the season. Guests of
honor for the evening included Dr. and
Mrs. G. K. NacNaughton, Dr. and Mrs.
E. R. Hicks, Misses F. Sehl, N. Robertson. T. Gallivan and D, Cannon and
F. Pickard. of Cumberland; Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Acker, of Royston; Mr. Hen-
ning. Comox; Mr. Holmes of Union
Prizes went to Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton flrst, Mrs. Jeffrey second,
Mrs. Christie consolation for the ladies while Mr, C F. Acker and Mr. F.
D. Pickard won gentlemen's flrst and
second respectively with w. White-
house securing consolation. Supper was
served at long tables prettily decorated
with spring flowers.
Round the Town
Mrs. Marsh ,of Nanaimo, returned
to her home on Tuesday, hnving
spent a few days the guest of her
sister, Mrs. J. Stockand, West Cumberland. Mra. Marsh ntlended the
funeral of Mrs. Gibson on Sunday
Commencing Sat unlny morning,
the mail from Cumberland Host Office will bo conveyed to Royston station by the Canadian Collieries truck
the regular passenger train hnving
been discontinued. The evening mail
will be brought up from Royston station by the same truck and will be
quite a convenience for residents
who will be abb' to receive their mail
quite a hit earlier.
Members of ihe Ladies' .Sewing
Cluh met at the home of Mrs. C. J.
Parnham, Windermere avenue on
Wednesday evening for their regular
fortnightly meeting, a very enjoyable evening being spent. Dainty refreshment* were served hy the hostess dining the evening. Those present were Mesdames E. R. Hicks, G.
K. MacNaughton, C. Nash, C. H.
MacKintosh, Watson, J. Ledingham,
J. C Hrown, K. W, Bickle, J. Dick,
D. McLean. J. W. Frame. J. R. Hewitt, Ireland. I). K. MacDonald (Courlenay)  Allyn und ('. J. Parnham.
Miss J, E, Robertson wns hostess
at    her   home,   Derwent   avenue,   on
Thursday evening to the Thursday
Evening Bridge Club when two tables
of bridge were in piny. Mrs. J. IL
Robertson secured first prize and
Miss .1, E. Robertson second. Mrs. A.
Benton ,of Courtenay, wns honor
guest of the chib. Delectable refreshments were served following cards,
Tho>-e present included Mrs. J. H.
Cameron, Mrs. A. Henton, Mrs. M.
Stewart. Mrs. .1. U. Robertson, Mrs.
J. Bennie, Jr., Mrs. A. Maxwell, Jr.,
Mrs. A. Sommerville, Mrs. W. Hutchinson, Miss Lou sheppard and Miss
J. K. Robertson. PAGE TWO
FRIDAL, APRIL 24th, 1931.
The Cumberland Islander
THAT Canadian commerce already enough "in
the red" without adding any forest fires in
1981, is the keynote of a nation wide educational campaign just inaugurated by the Canadian.
Forestry Association.
Field lecturers are already at work in British
Columbia, lhe Prairie Provinces, and Nova Scotia,
and will shortly enter other prvinces to enlist the
Canadian public in a determined forest protection
effort. Fifteen educational parties in all will be
utilized, each with a motor truck, motion pictures
and electric generators to meet the conditions of
100 remote communities. Where roads are not
available, aeroplanes and boats are used to reach
mining and other districts whore forest fires commonly have their origin.
The Association, which belongs to no government or commercial body, has had many years of
practical success in organizing public sentiment
in the frontier country and has built up a membership of 32,000, the largest ■*.>!' any similar Association in the world.
In the southern Prairie Provinces, where shelter
belt planting is of the highest economic importance, and is virtually lhe key to mixed farming,
the Association's railway lecture car is now covering Saskatchewan with packed daily audiences
far exceeding the attendance of prosperous times.
During the afternoon ami evening, crowds of settlers and their families are instructed in tree
planting, and many hundreds of new shelter belts
are a direct consequence of such educational methods.
Hundreds of fortunes have been made by buying from pessimists.
THK criticism heard of Premier Bennett—which is
not confined to members of the Opposition party—
that, no mutter how well he is doing it, he is assuming too much authority and responsibility in acting for
and speaking for thc Government, is not likely to be
heard in connection with his very strnightforward and
positive attitude towards the Communistic delegation
which waited on him this week. Speaking, as he has so
often done recently, for his colleagues ns well as for
himself, he declared in reply to a demand for non-contributory unemployment insurance: '"We will not put a
premium on idleness and we will not put our people on
thc dole."
The delegation which appeared at Ottawa was described as the "Workers Unity League of Canada, Canadian
section, Red International of Labor Unions." It was
composed of some thirty-five members from different
parts of the Dominion and inquiry indicated thnt the
majority were Europeans, many being from Central
European countries. Thoy not only took advantage of
tlie opportunity to spread propaganda by attacking
"capitalistic judges," hut nlso made derogatory statements against the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress.
Their appearance at Ottawa was timed to coincide with
organized Red demonstrations in various cities throughout the country.
To meet such demands and tactics it is well that there
should bo such straight speaking from the head of the
Government. Mr, King also met the same delegation and
discouraglngly explained that his party hnd so far supported only unemployment insurance on a contributory
basis—which is the basis of plans now being considered
by the government. Mr. King added, however, that the
suggestion of the league for a non-contributory system
would l>e brought before the next Liberal caucus. In tliis
Mr. King has again shown himself to be an astute politician .and it is the lack of this quality which is already
causing Mr. Bennett's political friends considerable
worry. They see in their leader, as in President Hoover,
a business man of unusual executive ability who in devoting himself to getting results Is overlooking the political desirability of creating popular support for himself
and his party. —Financial Times.
An Editorial in the Nanaimo
Herald,   Sunday,  April   12th.
The Extension Mine was closed
indefinitely yesterday. This means
that the mine will never be opened
again, and that the men who have
been employed there are out of work,
and that they and their families must
find a new living und a new home.
It means that the brave little city of
Ladysmith. after thirty years of active existence, during whicli it hns
played its full part in the diversified
life of the Island, is now facing lingering lmt certain ruin and extinction.
And. so fur us we know, the Provincial Government has not even sent a
floral tribute to mark the sad event
and give expression to its sympathy.
Had there been an accident, with the
loss of say a dozen lives, the whole
province would have been stirred tit
its depths, and thc government would
have been promptly on the scene with
assistance and there would have been
the usual inquiries, Is the closing of
the mine not a major disaster to Ladysmith and the miners and their
families dependent upon the operation of the mine? Docs not the closing of the mine call for an Inquiry?
Has not the Government major obligations in the premises? Was it not
the first duty of the Government to
take thought and action with a view
to protecting the interests of the people involved in the closing of the
mine? And has the Government done
anything ut all, and if it has, has it
fulfilled its whole duty?
In view of all that has happened
there must be an answer to all these
questions. The Government has been
long enough in office fro* its Department of Mines to fully acquaint itself with the real condition of the
coal industry on Vancouver Island.
The industry has been slipping since
l.t.0, and in the last few years particularly it has heen tobogganing.
First of nil there wus the closing of
the Morden Mine, the property passing through the bunds of the Sheriff.
The Lantzvlllo Mine suffered the
same unhappy fate, and so in a sense
did Shepherd's Mine at Wellington.
In .Nanaimo the Reserve ahd Wake-
Blah Mines have been closed down
for months, and simultaneously with
tbe closing of Extension Mine, No. 5
Mine at Cumberland has been -hut
down. And in addition to ull Ou-se
major happenings, whnt is left of the
industry is simply trending along the
thin edge of ruin. The Government
is aware of ull this, is fully Informed
of all the circumstances, aud apparently is just as fully convinced either
that it can do nothing or that it is
part of political wisdom not to do
To get right down to cases the condition of the local coal industry is
due entirely to neglect nt Ottawa and
indifference at Victoria. Our present
Overlords in Victoria ore all Conservatives at election times, and committed irretrievably and Inescapably
to the principle 'if protection for
home industries against foreign competition. The conl industry on the
Islnnd has been wrecked and ruined
by the Importation into British Colli mbitt of Americnn fuel oil. The
Government at Ottawa have refused
to give protection to the coal industry
and the Governments at Victoria
have ignored the situation. A few
weeks ago a delegation representing
the Bourd of Trade of Cumberlnnd
armed with a petition signed hy over
7,000 people in the coal mining communities nil directly or indirectly dependent upon the operation of the
mines for their living, waited upon
Premier Bennett. They presented the
petition to the Prime Minister, und
asked for such a duty on fuel oil consumed in the fuel murkets of the
Province as would give Island coal an
equal chance with this American fuel
oil in its own market. The delegation,
it will he seen, was representing the
people of the Island coal mining communities, and there were over 7,000
signatures on its credentials. The
delegation was carrying out the
wishes of these people in usking for
an adecpuate duty on American fuel
oil being sold in the fuel market of
British Columbia. And the motive,
nnd force, and reason behind thc
whole thing, the movement, the petition, the delegation were that thc
people of the conl mining communities are convinced that only an adequate duty on American fuel oil will
suve the industr yond bring hack
prosperity to them.
It was, obvious that the delegation
would lie greatly strengthened in its
mission   if   it   could   appear   before
Premier  Bennett  with  the seal  and
approval  of  the  Provincial  Government and the Provincial Legislature.
But  the  delegntion  did  not  get the
seal  and  approval of the  Provincial
Government.   On   the   contrary   the
Provincial   Government   took   such
steps  as  prevented  the  approval  of
the Legislature, We nre writing carefully and we say with due deliberation, that the resolution of Mr. Geo.
S. Pearson, the member for Nanaimo.
expressing   its   sympathy  with,   and
giving its approval to. the mission of
the delegation would have passed the
Legislature had it not been for the
intervention of the Minister of Mines.
The   resolution    introduced   by   the
Hon. W. A. McKenzle simply begged
the question, and, in political terms,
passed the buck. Of course Mr. Pearson is not on the Government side.
But   both   Messrs,   Davie   and   MacNaughton ate with the Government
one representing Ladysmith und the
other Cumberland. And can the Government nt Victoria which, Individually and  collectively, believe  in and
are committed to n policy of national tariff protection advance nny reason why the coal mining industry on
Vancouver Island should he excluded
from the operation of such n policy,
The lust Liberal Government puss-
el an act  to levy u duty of half n
cent  a gallon on American fuel oil
coming  into  tbe  Province.   The  Act
was subsequently declared ultra vires
Messrs.   Pooley nnd  Bowser opposed
this measure on the grounds that it
vas nol protective, and that it wns a
vote-getter.  Of course,  if the duty
was   not   protective,   neither was  the
levy  imposed  by Sir Robert Borden
for which Messrs. Pooley and Bowser
and  other Conservative leaders  had
Manufacturers of
Rough and Dressed Lumber
All higher grade Finishings, Moudings and every
building material.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
K. R. No. I. Cumberland, B, C.
I Office, Cumberland 159
(Night Call. Courtenay L84X
taken so much credit in the past- The
present Government passed a similar
Act, or rather an act for a similar
purpose. It has withdrawn the act
and nobody knows why. Perhaps it
was too much of a vote-getter, and
met with such hearty approval from
the big oil consumers that the Government grew ashamed of itself. But
the situation is that the Legislature
both when controlled by a Liberal
Government and when controlled by
u Conservative Government, has
passed acts levying a duty on American fuel oil. There was therefore no
reason to suppose that the Government would interfere with a simple
resolution approving of the demands
of the people of the Island coul mining communities for an adequate
duty on American fuel oil, particularly in view of the essential fact that
these demands were to be presented
to the Federal Government. Yet in
plain words the Government refused
the resolution, nnd in refusing the
resolution turned a deaf ear to the
plea of over 7,00 petitioners from
this section of the Island. And now
No. 5 Mine at Cumherland has been
dosed and Ladysmith forced into the
dust and grind of "Poverty Row."
What has tho Government to say
ahout it, and does it realize its position, and recognize its obligations to
the   people  concerned?   Thc  tragedy
in Ladysmith mny he converted into
a  disaster any  duy  hy  the  closing
down of all the mines on the Island,
Has   the  Government  given  the industry and the people employed in
the industry the support and the attention   which   they  had   a   right  to
expect   from   the   Government?   We
can imagine what are the feelings of
the people of Ladysmith towards the
Government and we know what is
the  sentiment of the  people  of Nanaimo.  The industry  is older than
stabilized   government   in   the   Province. Nanaimo has been Incorporated
as u city since 1874. It is upon the
coal industry that the Island has been
built up, and no industry has contributed more than it lias to the general prosperity of the Province. And
yet even at this day the Government
of the Province will do nothing practicable for the salvation of the industry, and refuses event to accept and
countenance a resolution which the
people of the coal mining communities set out as their last hope of relief,  Politically the Government nnd
its supporters were hound in all reason   nnd   conscience  to   support   and
endorse the resolution.  Why was it
turned down, or in exact words why
was it invalidated? Why should the
Government   .incur   the   everlasting
curse of the Ladysmith people, and
the nople of other coal mining communities for their Inaction, for their
indifference, for their hostility? Whnt
and  which are the strings  and  the
influences which count for more than
interests  nnd   well-being  of  u   community of twenty thousand souls, und
of the security and even existence of
one  of  the  oldest  industries  in  the
Province? It is not for us to supply
the answer. But the situation is clear.
There nre hundreds of miners out of
employment   and   what   should   have
been, wilh fair treatment, one of the
most   prosperous   industries   In   the
Province is tottering into  ruin. The
fate of Ladysmith may be the fate
of Nanaimo, and if it is not it will he
no thanks to the Government. Where
it could have helped the Government
refused to help, and in its refusal we
.annot help thinking it not only repudiated  its first principles  of good
government, but that .it sacrificed the
coal industry of the Island  und the
people of Ladysmith, Nanaimo, and
Cumberland   to  the  hidden   urge  of
political expediency. In any event it
is in order to ask what it is going to
do   nbout   Ladysmith   now  that  the
Extension  mines  have  been  closed,
nnd whnt it is going to do in an effort to prevent the other mines on
the Island being closed.
Two shows-7.9 ILQ»ILQ THEATRE *wat//3a
There's more religion in a smile to
the living than an eulogy to the dead.
Ann Harding * "EAST LYNNE"
He climbed through her
bedroom window and
stole right into her heart!
Monday and Tuesday only
April 27 and 28
The famous Reginald Denny in
the role of his brilliant career.      PICTURE,
V'ednesday Only, April 29th
?       Thursday Only, April 30th
Friday and Saturday, May lst and 2nd
Something New
Under the Sun -
PnSylva, Brown & Henderson's
Successor to "Sunny Side Up"
Love and Laughter in 1980
Get a load of this advance course in love-
making, sky-rocketing and thrill-hunting.
It will take your breath away
Hear the newest and liveliest songs by the
masters of melody from Broadway. \
See what the girls will wear fifty years
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Laugh at the riotous comedy on the future.
You can't help yourself.
Star Cast Featuring
Maureen O'Sullivan John Garrick
Marjorie White Frank Albertson
Directed by
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: night will he waiting for you .
; the following morning. j
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j No. is 324                  Courtenay   I
* Night   'Phone   98X "
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Comox   Electoral  District
Charlie Dalton
Moots Hoat ut Union Bny
Every Sunday morning
The Scottish
Alice St.. Courtenay
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I shall, on Monday, the 18th (lay of
May, 1931, at thi* hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, at the Court-house,
Cumherland, hold a sitting of the
Court of Revision for the purpose of
revising the list of voters for the said
electoral district, and of hearing and
determining any and all objections
to the retention of any name on the
said list, or to the registration as a
votei* of any applicant for registration; and for the other purposes set
forth in the "Provincial Elections
Dated at Cumberland, B. C. this
fith day of April, 1931.
JOHN CONWAY,    16-19
Registrar of Voters,
Comox Electoral District.
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Rooms Steam Heated
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone  71   or  23,  Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Let  ua  make  thing*,  look  like
new for you thii Spring.
fins advertisement is not published or displayed by the l.ii|iio'
Control Hoard nr by the Government of British Columbia.
FIIM'STONK, pioneers of billnoti tints, nimmincea
il now tire which Blirp-liws in fttrmiglht 111 mitVty
aiul In wenrtircsisting qualities! nny tire thut hus
ever ben built. Thi* new lire, ut nn extra co-it,
tiioorporaius two new odtli-d fcutuies—
Balanced Construction—-whioh eliminates
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hohlio*.' iirc on llu* roud ut high kju-hIs.
The Doubte-cor;-j Breahor—which increases
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lt insures tliut absohi -Ij iiu mud shock** can reuch
the body of the tire und cnusu a blowout, and, no
matter wlmi the speed or the uhu-jc, the tread
slmpl) uaunot he torn off—The tire is aafe at any
I'iri'f-tiMie Gum-Dipped Tires have won and
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Von cannot ulford to do without the extra strength
and Nufety Ihat only t-'ircMoiif can give you. See
your iieurt*»t Firestone Dealer today—lie serves
you belter and saves you money.
Made and Guaranteed hy
By   A.   J,  Taylor,   Lecturer   and   In-
atructor, Cumberland and
Diatrict Centre
In preparing this paper the writer
has endeavored to make himself familiar with various accidents. If you
make a study of the accidents that
happen on the American continent
you will no doubt be surprised at the
variety of same.
Records of miners hospitals' show
that more than half of all miners who
arc injured have been under falls of
rock, coal or ore, and more than one-
fourth have been injured by cars or
mine locomotives. Miners are also injured hy mishandling: powder and by
electricity or machinery, by being
overcome by mine gases and bad air
or by being burned by gas that has
been ignited.
A study of about 7,000 non-fatal
injuries to miners shows that out of
every 100 injuries about .'10 aro to
the legs, 8 to the back, 11 to the feet
8 to the arms, 14 to the hands, 5 to
the shoulders, 4 to the hip bones, fi
to tho head and aboul I to the face.
Hospital records show that out of
every 100 men who gn into the hospital ahout 43 have broken bones, 15
have some part of the body crushed,
11 are badly bruised, and about 10
have open wounds, the remainder
have dislocations, sprains, burns and
other injuries.
These records point out very plainly to the first aid man that he must
he ready to give aid to quite a variety
of injuries. The writer at this point
would like to say something to those
who have no training. Some of you
may think because you have no knowledge of first aid work, that you are
useless when an accident happens, if
there are any readers with this impression I want to tell them most emphatically that you can he a very
great help to any first aid man, if you
will keep cool and do as he bids you,
which of course is your duty to do.
If it is impossible to get a first aid
man and it comes to you to do what
you can, do not get excited, you will
see lots of things that you can do to
help your comrade. No matter what
kind of an accident may have happened, keep the injured person warm
and send for tho doctor; if there is
any bleeding do the best you can to
stop .it and always use clean dressings. Vou will always find a good supply of first aid material at the various stations in and ahout the mines.
When sending a message to the doctor, state what injuries the patient
is suffering from( and also state if
possible who the patient is.
If this is done the hospital staff
will know exactly what preparations
to make, if a message is sent to the
hospital simply stating that a person
is injured the staff may prepare a
bed in one place and on the arrival
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This advertisement is not published
or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board or by the Government of the
Province of British Columbia.
Mr. Telephone
your salesman
There's a little fellow in
your office who might be
your best talesmen—if
you'd only take full advantage of hit services. He ia
especially valuable in
reaching out-of-town customers, for he can quickly
bring you in close contact
with them, and save you the
time end money that a per>
sonal trip involves.
So let Mr. Telephone be
your salesman. The telephone way is both speedy
and economical.
Phone 8
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
ChildVs hair cut any style U5c
Ladies hair cut any style liOc
* *
George Henderson, of Victoria, formerly of henderson Motors of this city,
is visiting here.
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Messrs J. Thoburn ana J. W. Watson motored to Nanaimo on Saturday
with the Eagles' football eleven.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook, of Nanaimo, arrived here on Sunday to attend the
funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Gibson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Quinn and Jean motored to Nanaimo where they spent the
week end.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Murray and Mr. and
Mrs. W. Herd motored to Nanaimo on
tt    *    *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Cunliffe left on
Thursday last for Nanaimo where
they will again reside. Mr. Walter
Hudson has purchased their property
on Fourth street.
Mrs. C. McDonald, Arnold, Charles
and Alex spent Sunday with relatives
at Campbellton, motoring to that
THOMSON,—In loving memory of
our dear daughter and sister, Edith,
who died 28th April 1911.
Treasured still with love sincere,
Just a memory, but, oh, so dear.
Inserted   by   father,   mother   and
brothers   Andrew,   Robert  and   William, Cumberland, B.C.
of the patient they find he has to go
to another place unprepared, this
creates an embarrasment for everyone concerned.
After you have sent your message
make a further examination of thc
patient, and if you find that a bone is
broken do your best to support it, if
the patient is able to speak and he
tells you thnt his back pains him, or
if the patient tells you that his. back
is injured, be very careful how you
move him, all injuries to the back
must be treated, sometimes a very
small movement in a back injury will
prove fatal, it is therefore absolutely
necessary that the patient be handled
with very great care no matter what
kind of injury he may have received.
Wounds and Abrasions
From 75 to 80'i of all wounds and
abrasion;; become infected if not
treated. A little scratch or wound,
when the skin is broken, may result
in a severe case of blood poisoning
the same as would u big cut or severely torn tissue. Wounds heal very
fast if they nre clean, when I say
clean, I mean not only clean of dirt
but also clean of invisible germs. We
are told these germs lie on the skin
and often on a tool or on the object
that causes the' injury, when the
germs are not cleaned out of the
wound at once and destroyed, blood
poisoning and infection may result.
Whenever an employee sustains a
wound, nr injury of any kind, he
should report to the mine foreman or
fireboss if he is working underground
if working on the surface he should
report to the mine manager or surface foreman, this will be the means
of you receiving proper care for your
I might state at this particular
point, that the management of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.,
are most anxious that you make the
above mentioned reports, and are
likewise most anxious that you should
receive the best treatment possible.
They are doing all they possibly can
to attain this and we only have to
make an examination of the first aid
stations, that we have in and about
the mines to give us proof of this
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Mr. and Mrs. C. Mounce motored to
Nanaimo on Sunday, returning that
Mrs. S. L. Robertson, Tom and
Chrissie Robertson and May Beveridge
motored to Port Alberni where they
spent the week-end, the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Robertson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor and Miss
May Taylor, former residents who
spent last week here visiting relatives,
left on Sunday by motor for their
home in Black Diamond, Wash.
The many friends in the city of Mr.
Dan Stein will regret to hear of his
death last week at Cadomin, Alberta.
Tlie late Mr. Stein was the father-in-
law of Mr. Peter Shearer and was well
known here where he hnd visited on
several occasions. An ardent fisherman.
this district held much attraction for
him. Beside Mrs, Peter Shearer, two
other married daughters and several
grandchildren are left to mourn his
Mrs. S. Davis was happily surprised
nt her home on Saturday evening
when a few friends arrived to honor
her on the occasion of her birthday.
A jolly time was spent In music and
various card games. Mrs, R. D. Brown
winning the whist prize and Mrs. T.
Thoburn the bridge prize, A dainty
Btlpper was served following which the
hostess was presented with a lovely
tnomento of tlie occasion,
A jolly crowd of High School classmates and friends of John and Leland
Bannerman paid them a surprise visit
on Friday evening at the home of their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. D. Bannerman.
Allen Ave., spending a delightful time
in games, music and various Indoor
pastimes, including community singing
of all the popular songs, several of the
boys playing piano accompaniments in
turn. During the evening Mrs. Banner-
man presented prizes for a novel
guessing contesst Chrissie Robertson
and Willie Slaughter gaining the flrst
prizes with Margaret Westfleld securing consolation. A delicious supper was
served. Those present were Barbara
Martin, Winona and Mary Baird, May
Beveridge. Alice Brown. Jean Quinn.
Allison Geikie, Chrissie Robertson, Lillian Plcketti. Margaret Westfleld, Mona
Marpole. Myrtle McMillan. John and
Leland Bannerman, Dave Hunden, Joe
Whyley. Douglas Baird, Wilbert Auehterlonie. Harvey Herd. Don Piercy.
Willie Slaughter. Ffoyd McMillan, Jack
Morrison, Bryson Parnham, Gordon
Robertson. Cyril Davis.
Raoul Walsh's "The Big Trail," Fox
Movietone production which opens
next Wednesday at the Gaiety Theatre, Courtenay, is the most important picture this writer hns yet seen.
In the power of its drama, the beauty
of its moving canvasses and the
broad sweep of its pathos and humor,
"The Big Trail" stands alone at the
head of the procession.
The theme is the western migration of the pioneers to the Pacific
Const. All the trials and dangers of
the original route are reproduced and
there is a touching love tale that unifies the stirring adventures,
John Wayne is perfectly cast for
the lead and his acting is delightfully
direct and human and Marguerite
Churchill as his sweetheart is charming. Her beauty has a domestic sweetness which adds an appeal of its own
to her sincere impersonation. El
Brendel moves the audience to tears
—of laughter, while Tyrone Powers,
Tully Marshall and David Rollins are
excellent. Raoul Walsh has done a
big job—"The Big Trail" is a big
hit!—at Courtenay Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of next week.
inform of C^rt'TM*.
Taunts mo'woswW'' " "
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bottled in Scotland.
Average age over
12 years.
Strength ... mellow
age . . . the Rum
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I Good Buys At.. i
I cMoney Saving Prices I
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gi Royal City Soups, vegetable, green pea and (j»-|   AA j5*|
HI      tomato @ 15c. or 7 for  «pJ.»UU ||j
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Mj     Cups and Saucers  2 for 25c. Is
m      Fruit Dishes   3 for 25c. (jO
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«S       Tea Plates, 2 sizes 3 for 25c and 2 for 25c. Sj
S CROCKERY at 95c. to $1.50 EACH—SEE WINDOW »
Matt Brown's Grocery |
III For Service and Quality Si
Ki) jfhone 80                                                   Cumberland [U
Soothe* that tired aching part of
the   body   and   relieves   pain   by
meant    of    electrical    rays    of
light and heat.     Its effect on
the body  is like that of the
sun's   rays.
Q-RAY not only has an
effect    externally    (on
the    surface    of    the
sltin)    but   also   in*
ternally     on     the
body  tissues and
Q-RAY is bet
ter than the hot*
water   bags   or  bottles,   it   is   more   con'
venient   to handle and  is
always ready.
These   Q-RAY    Electrical   Sunlig
Therapeutic Lamps are a Superior article   and   sell   for only  $7.50  and   $8.50.
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Company Ltd.
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
I'hone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Slnre will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
nf all descriptions
This advertisement is not published or displayed by Ihe Liquor
Control Hoard or by the Government of  British  Columbia.
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and 61
Cumberland, B.C. tMSWiZiW
ivnataRMXSB'shtmsiek,- CT^BbKCAWB.- 17"
FRIDAL. APRIL 24th, 1931.
Smart New Drosses in green, blue and pink, made of
good quality prints, trimmed organdie, no sleeves and
also short sieves. Price, each   $1.25
House Dresses—a new arrival, about "0 in the lot, several new designs, short sleeves and no sleeves. Well
made and tho price, each   $1.50
Novelty Dresses for the house in green, mauve, light
blue and several other mixed colors, sizes to 44, .. $1.75
See our $1.95 line of Dresses. You will be surprised
at tho quality and the assortment of colors.
Largo size dresses from 12 to 46 in a good assortment
of patterns, Prices ouch  $1.75 to $2.50
KAVSER HOSE—Ladies' silk hose, full fashioned, a
good assortment of colors. The famous Kayser the
name which is a guarantee of good quality. Price per
pair SLOf*
CIRCLE BAR—Full fashioned Silk Hose in most of thc
wanted colors and the name Circle Bar means quality.
Price por pair    $1.00
PRINTS—We ar glad to say that we have one of tho
('most ranges of prims it has been our pleasure to show.
More and move of our customers seems to be making up
dresses. Sec our leader at 35c. or 3 yards for $1.00.
Fully 86 inches wid<—Every color guaranteed to be
fast dye,
In the name of
Buy your fresh fruits und vegetables where quality is
paramount .... and whore value is not forgotten.
May we phone for your order daily ?
In these modern limes getting dinner is no longer a
matter of hours but of minutes. On our shelves are
canned goods that provide a splendid meal for a few
cents plus a few minutes.
Mumford's Grocery
If You (let It al Mumford's . . . It's (iood
~rr;°5^3 MILK
^ -world's standard of
quality .. .sold in every
country on earth . . .
relied on by motherland
housewives throughout
thc globe. Pure, safe and
healthful, Nestle's Milk
is especially valuable to
growing children . . .
just pure cow's milk
from selectcdherds with
useless water removed
... then sterilized and
scaled in airtight tins.
Delicious in beverages
and in cooking and
NESTLE'S—World's Largest Producers and
Sellers of Condensed and Evaporated Milk*       A10
at our handy
Cash and Carry
Store —
We have for this week a great line of fresh meats at
cash and carry prices. We started these CASH AND
CARRY PRICES many weeks ago and owing to our
money-saving prices offered, many new customers have
been added to our long list of patrons.
Wilcock & Co. Ltd.
Everything in Quality Meals
S.   Williams   Wim   Roadio
The Eagles' football club drawinK
for a radio, which took place on Saturday last, resulted in Sam. Williams
Sr., being declared tho winner, holding ticket  No. 57-1.
* e      '"
Mrs. Dave Richards, of South Wellington, who hns been the guest of
her daughter, Mrs. C. Polkinhorne
this week, left for her home this
afternoon, motoring to the Hub city
with Mr. and Mrs, G. J. Richardson.
Mrs. A. Walker returned to Cumberland on Friday after spending the
past week at loco, B.C., the guest of
her daughter,  Mrs. Clarke.
a     *     a
Members of the Rebekah Lodge
held a whist drive in the Fraternal
rooms on Monday evening, ten tables
being in play. Mrs. S. Covert secured
ladies' first prize, Mrs. C. Grant gaining the second. Mr. W. Hudson, Sr.,
won the gent's first prize nnd Mrs.
T. Armstrong (sub.) gent's second.
A pair of beautiful hand-worked pillow cases raffled hy the members
were won by Mrs. J. Aspesy. Delicious refreshments were served following the card games.
Mrs. R. Childs and twin babies,
Marvin and Maureen have returned
to their home in West Cumberland
from the Hospital.
* *    i
A very pleasing function took
place this week nt the courts of the
Cumberland senior badminton cluh,
when the president, Mr. W. P. Symons, on behalf of the members presented to Miss Carrie Richardson, the
secretary of the club, a beautiful
personal gift, in appreciation of her
services during the season. The Cumberland senior club has had a very
successful season and the Anglican
hall, where the club meets, has been
the scene of many hectic struggle on
the court.
* *    *
Mrs. T. R. S. Graham entertained
at a delightful bridge party at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Bickle ,on Tuesday evening.
Six tables of bridge were in play,
Mrs. R. A. Robertson securing first
prize, Mrs. Turnbull second and Mrs.
E. R. Hicks consolation. Dainty refreshments were sewed and a social
hour enjoyed following the card
The Elite Cribbage Cluh held another of their popular crib drives in
the Cumberland hall on Wednesday
evening when seven tables of crib
were in play. Mrs, A. Maxwell gained
the ladies 'prize and Mr. Chas. Walker took the gent's prize. Delicious
refreshments were served during the
evening by a picked committee of
*        *        *
Mrs. A. Clarke was hostess on
Tuesday evening to thc Ladies' Tuesday Evening Bridge Cluh, at her
home on Penrith avenue; three tables
being in play. Mrs. Hamilton and
MrB. J. Devlin were honor guests of
the club. Mrs. W. Hudson secured
the first prize, the consolation going
to Mrs. J. Quinn. Delightful refreshments were served during the social
hour following play. Those present
were Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. J. Devlin,
Mrs. Gear, Mrs. K. Brown, Mrs. H.
Parkinson, Mrs. R. McNeil, Mrs. W.
Hudson, Mrs. J. Quinn, Mrs. J. Lockner, Mrs. C. Whyte, Mrs. C. MacDonald, Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. R. Abrams,
Mrs. J. D. Davis and Mrs. A. Clarke.
R. T. Brown was an interested spectator at the soccer match at Nanaimo
on Saturday between the Cumberland
Engles and Victoria Y.M.C.A.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
An Itching skint
Ugly pimples f
Red eruptions?
The active fluid 1)1)1) will wash the
disease fjernis out nf (he skin. Touch
a few drops lo a hnd -.pot—-watch (he
formula penetrate. Repeat (he (est
one, (wo, three times—the rough un-
sightly spots have disappeared.
Cumberland   and
*     *     *
Phone 10 Hj
P. P. Harrison
Main Offic*
Courtenny         Phone  258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone  115R or 24
Mr. W. Davis, of Minto, whose leg
was nmputated at the Vancouver
General Hospital, is doing as well us
can be expected.
U        -M        >>
Miss Norma Parnham and Miss
Mary Taylor, of Vancouver Normal
School, came over on Friday to teach
at Bevan for a week as part of their
Miss Jean MacNaughton is spending a few days at home but will return to Vancouver this week end to
attend the social functions marking
the closing of the University year,
•      *      *
Miss B. Louise Foster, field secretary of the W.M.S., who spoke here
on Sunday, was the guest of the Rev.
,1. R. and Mrs. Hewitt during her
stay In Cumherland.
Miss Norma Parnham entertained
at eight tables of bridge at the home
of her parents on Thursday evening,
the guest of honor heing her friend
Miss Mary Taylor, of Vancouver,
•*        *        V
Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney and son,
William, returned to their home in
Powell R.*ver, after attending the
funeral of Mrs. Sweeney's mother,
the late Mrs. Mary Gibson,
■s     a     a
Miss Blanche Dando entertained at
three tables of bridge on Thursday
night when Mrs. T, R. S. Graham was
successful in obtaining the first prize
and Miss Ida McFadyen the consolation. Dainty refreshments were served by tho hostess during the evening
and a jolly social hour followed.
Mr. J. Patterson motored to Nanaimo on Thursday to spend a few days
with Mrs. Patterson who is enjoying
a short stay there.
a     a     *
Mrs. Earl Fletcher, of Nanaimo,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. R. A.
Rohertson,  West  Cumberland.
Take Notice, that as from
April the 25th. the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited,
passenger train, leaving Cumherland every morning, will he
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited
The family of the late Mrs. Mary
Gihson take this opportunity of extending heart-felt thanks to all their
friends for floral tributes and for the
loan of cars on the occasion of the
funeral of a devoted mother.
********************************* ^
Parish of Cumberland
(Enter 111)
11 a.m. Matin.
2:30 p.m., Children's Service
7:00 p.m.  Eevon.ong
Choicest Cuts-
arid as usual, high quality
Our patrons are accustomed to dining royally—on the
very finest, freshest, tastiest of meats. But that does
not mean high prices. Not here By careful buying
for our ever-increasing business, we have achieved that
happy combination of high quality and fair prices.
That's what you want in YOUR butcher.
City Meat Market
W. P. Symons Phone 111
"The Store That Appreciates Your Patronage"
QV n  , l\f»m i styfm „tr]fkes» •**}/*** < »4ftiM «»*jfr«> ■ **}/*» I »VH3
A.   B.   C.   D.   E. r
A Gift to Man from Nature!
On the First of Muy we are placing on the market a Loaf of
Hiead which we claim to be thc most nutritious loaf made on
the American Continent. A Loaf that will Build Bone and
Tissue in the child and will digest in the weakest stomach (in
other words a complete food in itself). Bakers and Chemists
for years have been searching for the ahove. McBryde has
found it. Thirty-six sample of this bread have been given out
nnd in every case glowing testimonials have heen thc result.
McBryde's Bakery
Box I7(i
Phone 154
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"»;'',h; Miniature Golf!
^ ' IT'S   LOTS  OF  FUN!
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Come to the Cumberland Miniature Golf Course and slap the
little white hall straight down the alley into the hole.   This is
a tricky course and lots of fun.
The Beauty Spot of the District
Cumberland Miniature Golf Course
Pay Day
That you cannot afford to miss
$1.20 Li.terine, large
.75 Absorbent Cotton
(pound)     61
.SO N.lco Louse Killer    .37
.60 Kotei  54
1.50  Lydia  Pinkh.m's
Compound   1.18
1.00 Eno'. Fruit Salt 89
.75 Hydrogen Peroxide
.50 Alma'. Lotion  24
.50 Floraielle Face
Powder    28
.50 Floraaello Fact
Cream" 28
.50 Floraielle Shampoo    .34
.50 Watkln'. Emul.lBed
Cocoanut Oil Shampoo   	
1.00 Narcissi Face Pow.
.75 Day Dream Face
Powder    38
.25 Palmolive Shave
Talcum i 18
.25   Palmolive  Talcum
(all perfume.)  18
1.00 Assorted Talcum.
(sl.ss jar.)   38
.35 Minty's Bath Crystal.     20
.25 Mi 31  Tooth Paste    .19
.35 Tooth Brush      .18
.50 Tooth Brush  25
.75 Lang's Kidney Pill.    .63
.75  Lang'.   Emul.ion
.89 Cod Liver Oil  38
,58 125 Stroh'. Malt Extract
(hop  flavored)    98
.05 Toilet Paper, 8 for    .23
.25 Four Season's Soap
.10   Palmolive   Soap,   4
.10 Lifebuoy Soap 3 for
.15 Jergens' Bath Soap
3 for 	
.85 Langlois Lavender
Shave Crenm and
.50 Par Shaving Cream
.49  Nottingham  Boiled
Sweets  24
.25 Neilson's Jersey
Milk Bar.  19
.50 Writing Paper (lined envelopes) ..' 30
. aiaasoaaaoQQauBaQaLiwi-aaja'ajaMt
Only four Palmolive Soap to each customer.
Lang's Drug Store
SI     -FOR -   L Q
Boys' Pullover Sweaters  $1.25
Boys' Blouses  49
Boys' Hose 39
I   W. H. Anderson
Union Hotel
Under auspices of the Young People's
United Church
Society, Cumberland
A Run for Her Money
a three-act farce comedy
United Church Hall, Cumberland
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, April 29th and 30th
Doors open 7:30
Curtain at 8 o'clock
•   CHARACTERS:    '
ADELAIDE DAMSON, a village romp  Miss J. Baird
CORINNE MEEKER, a loyal and resourceful woman—
 Miss ('. MacKinnon
BERINDA MEEKER, her sister, n clinging vino—
  Miss M. Walker
BLAKE HAYDEN, an engaging detective  Mr, G. HorwoO'i
' MRS. KENNETH KENNEDY KING, n marauding widow—
 '.  Miss N. Marshall
NED BAILEY, the widow's victim   Mr. (i. Brown
SAM, porter nnd bell hoy at Hotel Brilliant .... Mr. S. Mounce
GIDEON WARREN, thc avaricious uncle of thc Meekcrs—
 .,  Mr. J. Auehterlonie
JUSTICE DILLY, an accommodating village magistrate—
  Mr. G. Tait
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Place: Suburbs of a large city.
Time: Month of August.
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Act 1.    Thc Meeker kitchen at Cob Farm, Edam Comers, New
Jersey.   A warm morning in August.
Act 2.   Reception room nt the Hotel Brilliant, Loon Lake.
Morning of the following day.
Act 3.   Corinna's room in thc hotel. Evening of the same day.


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