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Witt which U eonioUdated the Cumberland Newt.
FORTY-SECOND  YEAR—No.  33.
CUMBERLAND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th 1923
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
MR SAVAGE DIES
ON HOLIDAY TRIP
General Manager Of Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited,
Will Be Buried In East.—Was One Of The West's Great
Organizers.
This city and district, on Sunday
evening last, when the sad news was
whispered that James M. Savage
was dead became wrapped l« sorrdw.
He waB admired by all who had the
honor of his acquaintance. His very presence demanded respect from
the highest to the lowest of the employees of the Comox Mines of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, of which he was the general
manager. There are now two vacant places—one In the home of tbe
deceased gentleman and one in the
hearts of the employees and citizens
of the district, who will feel the loss
of a kind and generous friend, always anxious to assist In the welfare
of the entpioyees and citizens as a
whole. The pleasant relations that
exist today between employer and
employee of this district are due to
the efforts of the late general manager and the services of his able assistant, Mr. Thomas Graham.
At lhe time ot his death Mr. Savage
was motoring with Mrs. Savage,
Cnpt. and Mrs. Troup.
Mr. Savage had u heart attaok at
Wilson Creek, Washington, about
2.30 in the afternoon of Sunday last,
and expired one hour later. He Is survived by a widow and one daughter,
Mrs. T. 0. Mackay.
The funeral services were held at
the home, 837 St. Charles, Victoria, on
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
officiating clergyman being the right
Rev. Bishop Schofield, a personal
friend of the deceased gentleman.
The remains wero transferred to
the mainland ou the afternoon steam
er and will then be transported on
the through' train for burial in Uio
family plot.nt St. Catherine's, Ont.
The active pallbearers, all members of the Canadian Collieries staff,
were: Messrs. Thomas Graham, A.
Auchlnvole, Charles Graham, P. H.
Pagan, F. A. Spruston and C. E.
Thomas.
The honorary pallbearers being
Capt. Troup, Mr. A. C. Flumerfelt,
Lieutenant-Governor Walter C. Nlcol, Mr. R. P. Butchart, Chief Justice
Macdonald, and Mr. Charles E. Todd.
The mines In the Comox district,
business houses and banks closed on
Thursday out of respect for the late
general manager.
The following account of the late
manager's death Is from the Victoria
Colonist.—
News ot Mr. Savage's death has
caused widespread sorrow in the city.
He was well known not only In Victoria but in many other cities of
Canada and the United States, where
he leaves friends to mourn lhe loss
ot a man respected not alone for his
business genius but for his many
flue personal qualities. Yesterday his
family received many telegrams expressing deep regret at the death ot
Mr. Savage, a message from Mr. D.
C. Coleman, vice-president of the
Canadian Paclllc Railway, expressing
the view ot his business associates
with striking eloquence. Mr. Coleman's message, addressed lo Mrs,
Savage, ran as follows:
"We are grief-stricken to learn that
our dear, modest, unassuming, unselfish nnd noble friend ls no more. You
and your daughter have our deepest
sympathy."
Similar messages were received
from Ihe Mayors of Ladysmith, Cumberland and Kenora, bis old home
town. The directors of the i Chamber of Commerce or their meeting
yesterday passed n standing vote of
condolence lo his family. ""
In Prime of Life
The passing of Mr. Savage came at
a time when, in the prime of life, he
was able to put forth Ills strongest
and best effort. Although subject to
heart trouble, he seemed to be tn excellent health when he left Victoria,
at the Invitation of Cnpt. Troup, and
prior lo leaving he had been ns
active as usual In directing thc til
fairs of bis company. Mr. Savage
spent' Utile time In recreation, fur
his hobby was hard work ond for
that reason It ls believed that perhaps he was less able thon he otherwise would have been to withstand
the Illness which proved fatal.
Mr. Savage was born ot Three
Rivers, Quebec, on September 15,
1S65. After completing his educa
tlon,  he became Identified  with  the
railroad  contracting   business.   Foi
lowing several years of residence in
St. Catharines, Ontario, he went to
Kenora, where he was engaged with
the Rat Portage Lumber Co. In the
years 1905 and 1906 he was in Winnipeg, a partner In the financial Arm
of Savage & McGavln.
Appreciating the business and Industrial possibilities of the Paclllc
Coast, Mr. Savage, accompanied by
Mr. T. 0. Mackay, now his son-ln
law, came to Victoria, reaching here
ln October, 1906. He became interested in the Red Fir Lumber Company at Nanaimo, and shortly afterwards was associated with tbe organization of the Pacific Coast Coal
Mines.   In 1911 he retired.
But Mr. Savage had established for
himself a reputation as business executive which made it impossible tor
him to stay long In retirement. In
1916 he was Induced to take over the
direction of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited, in the West,
aud since then the notable success
of that corporation has testified to
the beneficial influence that he' was
able to exercise.
Although of a quiet and reserved
nature, never appearing in a public
way except aB general manager of
the Canadian Collieries, Mr. Savage
enjoyed a generous measure of public confidence, and In business circles
the word of no man carried more
weight than his.
Boy Scouts Return
After Busy Period
Under Canvas
Elks Of Courtenay
To Hold Monster
Kiddies' Sports
Brother Bills Will Be Hosts To
Hundreds of Kiddies At Mil-
lards' Beach. Everybody Welcome.
The Elks of Courtenay and district are holding a Kiddles' Flag
Day at .Milliard's Beach on Wednesday afternoon, August 22nd, and extend a cordial invitation to the parents of the district to see that the
Boys and Girls are there, and solicit
their co-operation in making the kiddies' Flag Day one to be remembered
ln the years that are to come.
Aid. Henry Bramley, of Courtenay will address the Boys and Girls
on the subject ot the Uplon Jack,
and what it represents.
Mr. Bramley is also chairman of
the various committees wbo are in
Charge of the days sports for the children, and is taking an active part
in spreading the good news to the
children of the district that they
may be there to enjoy themselves
during thc day. There will be several comic stunts, milk drinking
contests, a Doctor and First Aid
Squad will be on the grounds, also
a patrol boat to prevent the children from going too far out Into the
water.
Every child will be given a flag
free and there will be for free distribution, one thousand buns, five
hundred all-day suckers, five hunt-
Annual General
Meeting To Be
Held Sunday
Cumberland United Football
Club Meet Sunday To Re-or-
ganize For Coming Season.
NANAIMO CONVENTION
ENDORSES STEEL PLANT
Twenty-Two Delegates In Attendance At Convention Of Associated Board of Trade. Cumberland Represented By Messrs J.
Sutherland ' and A. McKinnon.
The annual general meeting of the
Cumberland United Football Club
will be held in the Lecture Hall of
I lie Cumberland Literary and. Athletic Association, commencing at 7.30
sharp on Sunday evening, August
lflth.
The general public and all interested in soccer football, are cordially Invited to attend this meeting.
PRESENTATION TO
MRS. A. RONALD
PYTHIAN SISTERS
RECEIVED VISITORS
Last Thursday evening the Nanaimo char-a-bang arrived In Cumberland, with over thirty Pythian
sisters from the Huji city. They were
accompanied by a / few brother
knights, who were visiting the Cumberland Lodge. After a sumptuous
banquet In the G. W. V. A. Hall, adjournment was made to the Lodge
Hall for the purpose of transacting
lodge business and to hear one or two
speeches  from  the  visiting  knights.
After lodge business a dance was
held in the G. W. V. A. Hall, interspersed with musje and .singing and
a  raffle for a beautiful  tray cloth.
donated by Mrs. A. Walker, Miss M.
red Whistles, five hundred oranges,' Horbury being the fortunate winner.
and gallons of Ice cream. Great credit Is due the committee
The  Elks'  Lodge    of    Courtenay,   in charge of the tables, a most beau-
give a hearty Invitation to all the
children to bo present and enjoy the
days' program ot sports.
Mothers and fathers are requested to co-operate. Don't forget Wednesday afternoon, August 22nd ot
12.30.
FINED $75.00 AND COSTS
Local Boys Had Glorious Fourteen Days In Camp.—Great
Progress Made In Scout
Work.
A very successful camp tor Boy
Scouts came to an end on Friday
lasl, August 10th. Twelve boys from
the Cumberland district returning on
that date from Hornby Island,
where they had spent fourteen busy,
happy days.
Scoutmaster R. W. Hartley of the
James Bay Troop ot Victoria, who
acted as Camp Instructor, expressed
hlmsellf aa highly pleased with the
spirit and progress of the boys In
Bcoutcraft. No accidents of any
kind occurred to mar the two
weeks' work and perfect weather
prevailed throughout.
The provincial commission paid a
surprise visit to the camp and addressed the boys, congratulating
them on their progress. Swimming,
Bridging. Knotting, Signalling,
Tracking, Cooking, Axemanship,
First Aid, Message Carrying, Interspersed with Scout games were carried out and keen Interest was manifested trom start to finish.
The McNaughton Flag was won by
the bear patrol with a narrow margin
of points and will be held by them
until the commencement of the fall
schedule when It will be competed
for again.
The thanks of the boys are offered
to the following gentlemen who assisted the camp by gifts of foodstuffs, etc.: J. Sutherland, Burns *
Brown, W. Gordon, W. P, Symonds,
C. II. Tarbell, A. McKinnon, R. C.
Lang, Mumford & Walton and Campbell's Meat Store; also to Messrs' J.
Dick, E. W. Bickle and G. Richardson for |oan of tents, to the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited
for transportation, and to Fraser &
Home, of Union Bay, for a dinner
which will live long in the memory
of the boys.
It ls hoped to hold an exhibition of
Scout Work early In September,
when the alma and objects of the
movement will be fully shown.
V.   Marlnelll,  propfletor    of    t* L. ,B,unr &. .^^ Um.t^mtf-a
Cumberland Pool Room, was charged
on Tuesday last, with having beer
on the premises. In the absence of
Magistrate Balrd, who ls on vacation, the case was tried before Magistrate Moore. The accused waa
found guilty and ordered to pay a
fine of $75.00 and costs.
ROYSTON CONTINUE
WINNING STREAK
A. fair-sized crowd saw the Japanese trim the local Intermediates on
the Recreation grounds on Sunday
last. Right from the start the Intermediates had the luck against them,
when Dave Richards received a spilt
thumb and had to retire. The game
only went to five innings, the Japanese scoring IS runs to their opponents 1.
tiful effect being obtained, the colors
of the order, Red, White and Blu:,
and Yellow flowers being predominant, .
After a very enjoyable evening, the
visitors from Nanaimo left tired, but
supremely happy and loud in their
praises for the hospitality shown by
the local lodge.
busy week-end In the sale of cars,
five new cars ln all being delivered.
Mrs. Millard became the possessor
of a beautiful Studebaker Sedan. In
addition to this sale, three Superior
tourings and one Coupe were delivered.
POPULAR AUCTIONEER
HELD SUCCESSFUL SALE
The auction sale, conducted on
Wednesday last of the contents of
the Farmer boarding house, by Mr.
Felix Thomas, of Courtenay, was,
despite the fact that the sale bad to
be held indoors, a great success.
Good prices prevailed and the genial
good humour of the auctioneer kept
tho huge throng vastly interested in
the sole.
CHAMPIONS OF CANADA
GIVEN WELCOME HOME
Members*of Nanaimo City Football Team Return Home With
Connauatit Cup And Are G iven Rousing Reception.
BISHOP OF COLUMBIA
TO VISIT DISTRICT
The Bishop of Columbia will visit
the district for the week-end, arriving Saturday, Aug. 18th, and meeting the members of Holy Trinity
Church at 8.30 p.m. In the
Church Hall. On Sunday, August 19th
he will visit Denman Island In the
morning and preach at Cumberland
In the evening at 8 p.m.
Nanaimo and surrounding district,
together with many residents of Ln-
dysmlth and neighboring towns
Joined Saturday in giving a musing
welcome home to the members of the
Nanaimo City Football team on their
return from Winnipeg where by rea-
Bon of their victories over Winnipeg and Montreal, they won Die Connaught Cup, emblematic of the football championship of Canada.
The arrival of the S.S. Princess
Patricia from Vancouver carrying
the champions was heralded by the
blowing of whistles and the shriek
of sirens. The boys were met at the
wharf by Mayor Busby of Nonnlmn,
Mayor Walkem of Ladysmith, and a
committee representing the various
organizations In the city. A procession was formed, which headed by
Mr. Bond, a veteran of the South African and World Wars, as marshall,
and the Silver Cornet Band paraded
the length of Commercial Street
which was lined many deep on both
sides by sevoral thousand citizens,
who cheered the boys as the proces
sion moved along tbe street. The
Char-a-banc which carried the members of the team was pulled along
the street by members of the City
Junior Football tenms, and was followed by members of the Rotary, KI-
wnnls, Gyro nnd Elks clubs, the rear
being brought up by hundreds of private citizens who had gathered to do
the boys honor.
Upon arrival at the Central Sports
ground the band played "O Canada"
after which uu address of welcome
was given by Mayor Busby who expressed the appreciation of Nanaimo
for the honor the team had done the
city In bringing the football championship of Canada here, Mayor Walk-
cm of Ladysmlth also congratulated
the boys and expressed Ladysmith's
appreciation of Nanaimo having
brought the cup to Vancouver Island.
Manager Jimmy Watson on behalf
of the team thanked the citizens for
the warm welcome given the team,
the members of whicli were in turn
introduced lo the crowd, as were also
Secretary Fred Hart, Trainer Dick
Jackson, Mr. J. Taylor who accompanied the team on its all conquering
tour and Mr. J. Hughes and Mr. W.
Brown, members of the club wbo
were not able to hinke the trip eait
with the team.
A pleasant farewell party was held
at the home of Mrs. W. Hudson on
Sunday evening last, in honor of Mrs.
A. Ronald who left Cumberland thin
week, to take up her residence in
Tacoma.
Mrs. Ronald, during the course of
the evening was presented with cut
glass BUgar and cream set, from the
Ladies' First Aid, of which Mrs. Ronald was a prominent member. Mrs.
Ronald In a neat little speech thanked the ladles for thefr kindness. Refreshments were served by the hostess Mrs. W. Hudson and the remainder of the evening was spent in music and singing. The following ladles attended:
Mrs. Covert, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. C.
Graham, Mrs. B. McNeil, Mrs. J.
Taylor, Mrs. H. Farmer, Mrs. J.
Lockner, Mrs. D. Marsh, MrB. \ W.
Whltehouse, Mrs. J. Davis, Mrs. S.
Davis, Mrs. J. Pinfold.
PROFESSOR TURNER
WILL SING HERE
At the Presbyterian Church on
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Professor Turner, olf Victoria, teacher
of vocal| music and in the meantime
located at Courtenay, will sing two
solos. Cjjmc and hear this specialist present the gospel message in
song. Mr. Everett of Courtenay, will
preside at the organ. The pastor will
preach.
For the remaining Sundays ln August there will be no evening servlc-
Gartley Beach
Campers Engage
In  Long Swim
John Cameron and Miss Etta
Hood Succeed In Swimming
From Tree Island To Gart-
ley's Beach.
The annual convention of the Associated Boards of Trade, under the
chairmanship of Pretiident, Geo. Warren, of Victoria met at Nanaimo on
Tuesday last, with lhe following delegates In attendance:
E. M. Whyte, Alberni; P. L. Anderton, T. Pearse, F. M. Thompson nnd
John-McLeod, Courtenay; W. R. Tre-
liolm. H. R. Smiley and H. Hatfield,
Chemainus Dlst.; J. W. Spencer, M.
Blaln and C. J. Cross, Victoria; John
Sutherland and A. W. McKinnon,
Cumberland; J. B. McNeil and E.
Blackburn, Sidney; E. Wheel, H. L.
Proverst and Wm. M. Flcmmlng,
Duncan; R. P. Mathewson, Esquimau; J. Stewart and W. Turney, Ladysmlth; Frank Cunliffe, Nanaimo.
Condolences Expressed
During the meeting President Warren moved n resolution of condolence,
which was I passed unanimously,
voicing the sympathy with the delegates of Cumberland, and the citizens whom they represent, lu the sudden death on Sunday of Mr. J. M.
Savage, genera 1-inaniiger of the Canadian Collieries (D.) Ltd. President
Warren remarked that the late Mr.
Savage was an ardent supporter of
the Cumberland Board of Trade and
the bead of the Industry which was
the mainstay of the city. On behalf
of the delegates from Cumberland,
nnd the citizens in geueral, Mr. Sutherland, delegate from Cumberland,
expressed his appreciation of the
motion, and assured the delegates
that he would convey their expression to the citizens of his home town.
President Warren last evening
read a most interesting report dealing with the growth of the various
Industries of the Island during the
last year, tlle items dealt with being,, lumbering, lishing, timber,
schools, railway development, tourist traffic and fanning. Regarding
tlle tourist traffic, President Warren
pointed out that this year five thousand cars had already visited tbe Island with approximately 16,000 passengers.
Endorsatiou of the proposal of the
Coast Steel Range Company for the
erection of a blast furnace and
steel plant In the Province wns given by a majority of the delegates to
the convention; and the Provincial
government was asked to give assistance to the scheme if, after investigation, it should provp to be feasible
and satisfactory. The resolution In
this sense was not passed until a
long discussion had followed upon
the address given by Mr. H. J. Landahl, president of the Coast Steel
Company, who came over to the convention from Vancouver on the Invitation of the Nannlmo Board of
Trade, sponsors nf the resolution, nnd
strenuous advocates for Its passage
In Its original •commitment of the
convention to unequivocal support of
the company.
Victoria's Attitude
The efforts of the Victoria delegation, led hy Mayor Hay word and Mr.
C. T. Cross, was directed to an effort
to nvold an appearance of dissension by compromising on nn acedo-
On Monday evening last considerable- excitement prevailed amongst
the residents ot Gartley's Beach owing to the efforts of four members of
the community to swim from True
Isand to the shore, a distance of between three and four miles. The aspirants for ocquatlc honors took tn
the water from the Island at 4.30
p.m.  accompanied  by several  boats.
After swimming a distance of about
one mile the junior ot the party, Miss
Margaret Sutherland, was forced to
retire on account of chill and was
soon followed to terra-flrma by Olive
Banks who was unable to continue
owing to an unfortunate Injury to
his wrist.
The immutable law of the survival |
of the fittest having, as usual, hud j
its own way, the remaining contest-
ants, Miss Etta Hood and Mr. John
Cameron, settled down to a gruelling ,
battle with the tide.
Cameron headed in the direction of
1'nlon Bay swimming Btrongly against i AcmW expression of opinion ln favor
the tide for the first half of the dlst- of lho establishment of a steel 111-
ance and then allowing himself lo ,iuslry |n British Columbia, but wlth-
be carried back towards the object- , nut pledging specific support lo Mr.
Ive.
After having been In the water for
2 hours, 45 mln. he succeeded in reach
ing the shore not much the worse
tor the experience.
Miss  Hood at the outset allowed
herself to be carried in the opposite
direction,  towards  Comox,  and   put
up a very plucky fight against   the
rapidly receeding  tide and  a  heavy
ground swell, and    after    whot ou
several occasions  seemed to spectn-
i tors to be a contest with the   odds
! overwhelmingly In favor of the ele-
j ments, Bafely reached thc shore af-
; ter having been In thc water for 4
hours and 15 minutes.
Miss Hood  was  considerably han-
I dlcapped by the presence of o boom
Mr. R. Adams, president   of    the | of logs being towed sea-ward by ,
Club also gave on address during
whicli he made mention of the fact
that the team hnd lost only three
games out of 40 ployed. Senator Plan
ta also delivered an address suitable
lo the occasion while the Male Voice
Choir enlivened proceedings by rendering sevcrol selections.
tug and which crossed the patli of
the swimmer necessitating her considerably prolonging the length of
the swim.        _ •
It Is generally conceded that the
total distance covered by this young
lady was between live and six miles.
Both of the Intrepid swimmers fin-
Liiiniahi's company.
Mr. Cross explained that the Victoria delegation wus taking that
stand on telephonic instructions received from the Chamber of Commerce; and' thai the only desiro of
the delegation was to ovoid a hasty
endorsement of n very ambitious and
fur reaching scheme, which, he held,
should not he accorded the support
of the Island Boards of Trade until
there had been time to properly Investigate It,
Thc Nanaimo delegation, howevir. '
urgod thai since the resolution had
been brought on to the floor of the
convention, il would give a false impression of tiie real opinion of the
members if it wns withdrawn. Tho
vote was taken on the original resolution, after the Victoria amendment
bad been defeated, and It was carried against the vole of the Victoria
and Esquimau delegates.
Ished thc Inst lap In total darkness
being guided only by llrcs and lights
In the Comp ashore. TWO
THE CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUQUST 18th, 1923
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning it
Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1923
A CITY CLERK'S SALARY
The City Clerk at Cumberland receives a salary of Sixty dollars per
month. The City Clerk at Courtenay receives a monthly stipend ot
One Hundred and eighty-five dollars.
The City Clerk at Courtenay has the
assistance of a competent stenographer who does a goodly portion
of. the work of the office. The City
Clerk at Courtenay is seeking a raise
In salary. This Is one of hiB periodical requests for more money. The
City Clerk of Cumberland takes what
he ls given and in return gives efficient service. The service of the
City Clerk at Courtenay has been recognized as efficient. It has also
been recognized that One Hundred
and eighty-five dollars per month Is
not a bad salary. The local Government Agent, with far more responsibility and handling a vastly
greater amount of public business
and money does not receive as large
a salary. One of the members ot the
City Council at Courtenay, so It ls
Bald, has threatened to leave office If
this salary raise is sanctioned. We
have ln the past, on several occasions,
congratulated Courlenay on her
splendid growth, and, while it has
not been the policy of the Islander
to meddle with other peoples' affairs, we do believe that the overhead charges at Courtenay are quite
high enough. In a poker game the
gamblers have often declared that
"the sky is the limit!" Following
this policy has put many municipalities in the unenviable position of
having played to the limit of their
credit. We believe that Cumberland
citizens who own property ln Courtenay will stand behind the Islander ln
handing out this economy advice to
the Mayor and Council at that place.
with the advertisements after all."
Those men have the right idea ot
the matter. It pays any man with
a family to take a good local paper
for the sake of the advertisements, If
nothing more. If business men fail
to give farmers a chance to read advertisements in the local paper, they
are blind to their own interests.
"You never trade with me," said a
business man to a prosperous farmer. "You have never invited me to
your place of business, and 1 never
go where I am not Invited, because
I might not be welcome," was bis
reply.
DON'T GRUMBLE
AN OPINION
Two farmers were discussing The
Cumberland Islander the other night.
One thought the paper had too
many advertisements In It. The other
replied: "In my opinion, the advertisements are far trom being the
least interesting part of it. I look
them over carefully and save many
times the cost of the paper each
week, through the business advantages I get from them."
"I don't know but what you are
right," said the second farmer. "I
know they pay me well and rather
think it is not good taste to find fault
Don't grumble. The most unfortunate class ot people living upon
this green earth ore the grumblers.
They rob home of Us Joys, society ot
Its dues, and themselves of the best
things of life. From the days the
children of Israel "grumbled" and
were sent on their tedious wander
tugs "for forty years in the wilder
nesB," up to the present hour, the
world has been full of grumblers. It
is "too hot" or "too cold," "too wet"
or "too dry." People ln reasonable
circumstances have visions of the
poor house, while the rich grumble
that they can't get rich faster. So
let us make up our minds that we
will quit the ranks of the grumblers.
Whatever you may have done ln the
past, resolve that In the future you
will wear your clouds "Inside out
and show the silver lining." We all
have clouds, but that Is no reason
why we should draw the attention
of the world to them. It ls the brave,
cheerful soldiers who inspire the
others. So, If you can't get what you
like, determine to like what you,
have, or at. all events to make the
best of lt and go on your way brave-
ly, without grumbling.
There Is a. married pair In Port
land, who are really happy. He lives
ln Oregon, she ln*Maine.
Scientists say wo are what we
eat. What a lot of people there are
that cat nuts.
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite  Ilo-llo  Theatre
(T.H»ERUMi,  11.*'-
AI.BKHT EVANS
Practical Barber, and Hairdresser, Shampooing, Singeing,
Massaging,   Scalp    Treatment.
L
HENPECKED
There are a lot of women In tbe
world who think that there's only one
side to the married relation, and
that's their side. When one ot them
marries, she starts right out to train,
him into a kind ot Carlo, who will go
down town tor her every morning
and come home every night, fetching
a snug little roll of money In his
mouth and wagging his tail as he
lays it at her feet Then it's a pat on
the head and 'N'lce doggie!" And he's
taught to stand around evenings, retrieving her gloves and handkerohtet
and snapping up any little word she
may throw to him. But you let him
start to have a little tun stretching
himself or pawing her, and It's
"Shame, Carlo!" and "bad doggie."
Of course, no man ever believes when
he marries that he Is going to wind
up as kind Carlo, wbo doops bis head
so that the children can pull his
ears and sticks up his paw so as to
make It easier for bis wife to pull bis
leg. But it's simpler than you think.
Isn't it, girls?
Howdy folks, things labeled "Free"
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Free education for Instance,
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there daub wrfnKle—remover clay
on their faces and dussent talk or
laugh until the prescribed time limit
expires.
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grows, nor can,
We Bee the traces   of   this   Devil's
_     brood
Of reckless wasters of God's gifts
to man.
Traitors are they, cruel   selfishness
their creed,
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THE TERRIBLE TURK
(By Peggy Wynn.)
0
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When Freddy Wlghtman heard that
his bnnk was opening a branch in
Smyrna, he went to the President immediately.
Not only was he tired ot Lombard
Street and Balkan, but he had never
quite got over the passion he had
developed for Turkish Delight when
nerving out Bast in the army. He held
the belief, too, that the modern English girl was sadly lacking in those
subtle, romantic qualities possessed by
the veiled and bashful ladies of the
Orient. Being a great admirer ot By
ron, whose most thrilling adventures
had always taken place abroad, Fred
dy also looked upon travel as a necessary prelude to excitement.
The president received him kindly
listened to his ardent appeal tor promotion and transfer, and Anally said
that he would consider the matter
favourably.
Two months later Freddy stepped off
the deck of the "Adrladne" on to the
shores of Asia Minor and stood watching the warm, amber tints of the dying sun.
"Glory be to Allah!" he exclaimed
piously.
Then he repaired to a relic shop
and bought a cople of ancient brass
bowls which had been manufactured
in Birmingham. After posting these
home to his mother, he went and
mingled with the mixed odors ot the
bazaar.
Sitting down in a cate, he sniffed
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delightedly at the all-pervading,
amalgamated smells of roast coffee,
fresh fruit, musk, fried onions. Incense, unwashed humanity, carpets,
and camels. Overpowering as It was,
If tilled him with the same sort of satisfaction as that experienced by a
small and hungry boy outside a Ilsh
and chips on a cold night. He felt
comforted—and hopeful.
Bare feet and soft fancy slippers
went shuffling by, raucous shouts occasionally rent the air, goats, asses
and camels ambled along with the
crowd and, ln the distance, a steamer
hooted at the quayside.
For over an hour Freddy sat watching the kaleidoscope of the East before he paid his bill—which amounted
to the devastatlag sum of threepence
—then he went home to his hotel and
dreamt of the flower-perfumed garden
ot a harem leading down to a moonlit lake.
There were ten wives In the harem,
all beautiful, all dusky, and all of different nationalities—for their husband was a man of varied tastes and
great discrimination. Freddy told
them tales appropriate to the occasion, and the wives responded by giving him a Chu Chin Show dance, with
plenty of soft music and clashing cymbals. They all wore thin, transparent
trousers, gold anklets and girdles, and
bright silk tunics; and they moved
their arms as snakes move in the
grass.  But they kept on their veils.
Annoyed at this oversight, Freddy
seated himself on their husband's
throne and commanded them to pass
before him one by one. As they did
so, he raised their veils and peered
at the mysterious, provoking beauty
beneath.    Then he awoke.
It may have been this dream
which turned Freddy's thoughts in
the wrong direction. Actually, he had
been sent to Smyrna to manage a
bank, not to dally with romance. Even
on the first day he found tbe task exceedingly Irksome, and could not total
for Turkish delight. The figures he
was thinking of were not mathematical and precise—they were mysterious and veiled.
At three o'closck, sharp, Freddy
locked up, lit up, and left.
The moment he reached the evil-
smelling bazaar he (elt a man again,
and as he sat there, sipping his coffee, he resuscitated his dream of the
previous night.
He thought ot some ot the girls he
knew at Balham, arrayed in bright
sports coats, tweed skirts, plaid stockings and brogue shoes, and smoking
cigarettes in such a way that the
fumes got up their noses and into
their eyes. Contrasting them with the
ten Indies of the harem, he decided at
once that he would far rather be a
terrible Turk than a gentle and respectably married Englishman and the
father of a family.
Freddy was young. He did not know
(any more than most of us do) what lt
was to have ten wives. It might work
in Turkey, where there isn't a Kensington High Street, but it would be
a great anxiety and expense In London.
Still, Freddy was quite reasonable
In his demands. He did not want to
return to town as a Mormon, nor did
he want to remain In Turkey aB one.
All he desired was a -tenth part of the
sort of harem he had encountered In
his dream. Surely that was not Intemperate.
So he finished his coffee and went
out in search of Romance.
It was not until dusk had fallen that
Cupid shot his dart. A full moon
slipped out from behind a vast bank
of clouds and, as it shed Its radiance
over the peaceful earth, Freddy gave
a start of surprise and joy.
Before him loomed a high stone wall,
surrounding the grounds ot just the
kind ot house where one would ex-
pext to find a rare treasure of   the
STORY—TWO 	
East. A small, barred gate was the
only means ot access, and Freddy immediately crept up to It and peered
between the bars.
From many rose bushes came a
dreamlike fragrance, soft and caressing and amorous. The garden was
deserted and silent, but presently he
heard a voice singing, and then the
sound of a window being opened.
Stepping back, he looked upwards In
the direction of the sound and saw a
white form slip out on to a balcony
and lean over, as If In deep meditation.
It was an ideal moment for the display ot Cupid's archery. Moonlight,
the fragrance of roses, mystery—and
a yearning soul.
As the dart entered Freddy's heart,
he gave a deep sigh.   It was answered
from above.   A little, fluttering, lim-
(Continued   on   page   4)
1
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I FOUR
TIIE  CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1923
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17th and 18th
"WITHIN  THE LAW"
Talmadg
WITH IN
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_& HxA ltatio«al "fttSur
Came! Laugh, Cry and Thrill over the big scenes.
ONE OF THE DEATHLESS DRAMAS OF THE
STAGE
The Romance of Beautiful Mary Turner
Only a friendless shop girl—blamed for another's
theft.
I'll make you pay for every minute I spend in
jail," she tells her heartless employer.
Free again!—
Driven to the underworld by the persecutions of
her enemies. A woman's vengeance! Fate and love
know no laws.
Extra Attractions Fox Sunshine Cotaedy
"THE   PIPER"
MATINEE SATURDAY 2.30 P.M.
THE TERRIBLE TURK
(Continued trom page 3)
MONDAY and TUESDAY
«,
Shaking shoulders and cocktails.   Painting the town and her lips red. Burning up
cigarettes and moonlit roads
While Mrs. Fair was getting famous, her daughter Sylvia knew all the   Flapper
foil ies.
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We Give the Best	
Electrical Installations
There 1b no doubt about lt.   We are here to prove It.
On the 19th of May 1921 we received from the Provincial
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governing the installation of Electrical Wiring were immediately adopted'and have been lived up to In every smallest detail.
We carry the largest and most complete stock of any
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We gladly invite inspection b ythe highest Electrical
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of the jobs we have had Inspected ALL have been pronounced
perfect. And then we have the knowledge of Electricity acquired through many years of experience an dthls should
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Electrical Contractor.
A man may know how to drive a nail precisely, but be is
a dangerous man unless be knows the effect of the driving
upon the material Into which the nail enters and so It ts in the
Electrical Contracting business, it Is hot only necessary to
understand the practical installation of wires, switches, fittings, etc., but lt ls doubly necessary to be able to make tbe
calculations thot will ensure maximum safety, economy of
operation, and the proper functioning of the Electrical Energy
for which tho wires, switches, etc    are meryly paths.
If you want High Class ElectrU.,1 Installations, go to the
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orouB murmur ot Turkish delight—
the emotional, not the palatable sort
—floated down to Freddy. A second
or so later, lt was followed by a tiny
shower of snow-white rose leaves.
Tbe Byronlc Frederick knelt down,
gathered them up ln his hands, burled
his face In their fragrance, and then
gazed up at the balcony again.
A face—soft and vague In tbe magic
moonlight—looked, down on him..
There was a faint exclamation of Oriental surprise, and the form vanished.
II.
The next day Freddy made tactful
Inquiries of a mendicant' He questioned him In the usual polite Turkish
tones adopted towards Inferiors.
"Son of a dog," he said, flinging him a
metalllk, "who lives in your mansion,
encircled by the high wall and bathed
in the perfume of roses?"
"Most Wise and Mighty One, it is
the house ot Mustapha Relchld, a
wealthy merchant who haB taken unto himself but one wife."
"Thou liest! But proceed, for I
would be amused by tbe fairy tales. Is
she young and beautiful?"
"Aye! Even as the gazelle!"
"How knowest thou, whose name is
a byword for falsehood and evil?"
The beggar moved uneasily in his
rags and scratched himself.
"I have heard it from one who is in
the know."
"Idle chatter of the refuse heaps!"
snapped Freddy. "Knowest thou
ought else?"
"It has been whispered, oh Most
Wise and Munificent One, that she despises her husband, who spends    his
evenings at the night club Alms,
for the love of Allah I"
Freddy flung him another coin—the
smallest he could find—and went on
his way.
She was young and beautiful! Furthermore, she loved not ber husband;
—who was apparently a man ot evil
habits. Was It not Freddy's duty to
follow the matter up? Why should he
stifle his spirit of chivalry merely because she was Turkish?
So Freddy spent another evening In
the vicinity ot the balcony, aware only
of the beautiful face that once more
presented Itself to bis enraptured
gaze.
For three nights ln succession he
repeated his visits, hoping for some
form of encouragement other than
mere falling rose leaves and lovesick
sighs.
His vigilance did not go unrewarded.
When the moon was on the wane u
sprig rhododendron blossoms was
dropped at his feet. To It was tied a
note, which spoke of unrequited love—
and the desire to flee!
Freddy was not a person to ignore
Buch an appeal. To embolden himself
he read several of Byron's poems, and
compared the risk he would be taking
with those he had incurred in the
Oreat War. He also meditated on the
fact that he had emerged from the
war with only a couple of medals and
a tendency to rheumatism tn the right
shoulder, whereas he would come out
of this adventure with something far
more substantial, and comforting.
He arranged to hire an Arab steed,
and prepared for action. There was a
little seaside village ten miles out of
Smyrna—a place with the kind of
name particularly liable to printer's
errors and mispronounciation (so we
won't mention It here). In this village
Freddy was able to rent a furnished
cottage for the summer and lt was to
this rural retreat that he Intended
eloping with Jterelka on the moon-
white Arab steed. She would remain
there to cook hie morning porridge
and bacon, prepare his evening meal,
and manufacture plenty ot wholesome,
home-made Turkish delight; while
each day he would canter Into Smyrna and back. On Sundays, of course,
they would wander In the little rose
garden from dewy morn to starry eve.
When the cold weather set In—well,
there was time enough to think about
tbat later.
The fateful and romantic night at
last arrived. Freddy had thrown up
to the gentle Marelka a note, weighted
with a mosaU- anklet. He requested
her, ln properly decorated language,
to meet him at the barred gate at the
rise of the moon, or, It lt were cloudy,
at nine o'clock. She had replied with
a nod and a handful of azalea bios-
Ten minutes before the appointed
hour Freddy's furtive figure crept
along in the shadow of the garden
wall. He was followed by a still more
furtive figure—that of the mendicant
whom he had questioned in the market
place, and who saw the chance of making a few honest metallk out of the
wealthy Mustapha Relchld.
When he came to the gate Freddy
paused and looked carefully around.
All clear! His heart was beating madly, but he enjoyed the sensation. This
was life, and adventure, and romance!
Should not the heart respond to such
Joys?
A hooded figure, enveloped in the
attire which Turkey ordains for Its
women when In public, came swiftly
down the garden path. There was a
sudden click ot a bolt being drawn, the
gate swung open, and Freddy was inside the garden.
"The house Is empty," she wispered,
in fluent Turkish. "Follow me and possess yourself of my belongings—which
are in a bundle behind the divan."
"Is it safe, oh, my heart?" asked
\ Freddy, In not quite such fluent Turkish.
"Even as the moon," she   replied,
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pointing to the tip ot Its pale crescent,
now rising trom behind a bank of
clouds.
They went indoors and entered a
heavily carpeted" and dimly lighted
room. With a deep, romantic sigh, Marelka removed her voluminous cloak,
and Freddy had a terrible shock.
Instead ot a shm, lithe young Turkish girl, he saw before him a middle-
aged dame who must have weighed a
good fourteen or fifteen stone. Ab
she moved towards him she billowed,
and he thought ot the terrible Illustrations used to frighten people into
buying anti-fat remedies.
He also thought of the poor Arab
steed trying to carry such an enormous freight in addition to himself. Obviously, he would require either an additional beast of burden or a caravan.
It was a delicate situation. The
veiled Marelka was watting for Fred-
. (Continued on page 6)
Charlie says the reason two girls
cant be friends, ls»a man,
.    .    .
Earl Loveall and Hazel Klssenger
were married In Leavenworth, Kan.
last week. '
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Minimum price ot first-class land
reduced to 66 an acre; second-class
to 62.60 an acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lands only.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable (or agricultural
purposes and which ia non-timber
land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished, but parties of not more than tour
may arrange for adjacent pre-emptions with joint residence, but each
making necessary Improvements on
respective claims.
l're-emptors must occupy claims
for live years and make improvements
to value of 610 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivation of at least 6
acres before receiving Crown Orant
Where pre-emptor in occupation
not less than 3 yearB, and has made
proportionate improvements, he may,
because of Ill-health, or other causa,
be granted Intermediate certificate of
Improvement and transfer hla claim.
Records without permanent residence may be Issued, provided applicant makes Improvements to extent
ot |360 per annum and records same
each year. Failure to make Improvements or record same will operate as
forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained
In less tban 5 years, and Improvements ot 610.00 per acre, Including
3 acres cleared and cultivated, and
residence of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown Orant
may record another pre-emption, if
he requires land in conjunction with
his farm, without actual occupation,
provided statutory improvements
made and residence maintained on
Crown granted land.
Unsurveyed areas, not, exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesltes,
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and Improvement conditions.
For grazing and industrial purposes
areas exceeding 640 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or Industrial sites on
timber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; conditions include
payment ot stumpage.
Natural hay meadows Inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchased
conditional upon construction ot a
road to them. Rebate of one-bait of
cost of road, not exceeding ball of
purchase price, is mads,
Pre-Eniptors' Free Orants Act.
The scope of this Act Is enlarged to
Include all persons joining and serving with His Majesty's Forces. The
time within which the heirs or devisees of a deceased pre-emptor may apply for title under the Act Is extended from for one year from tbe death
ot auch person, aB formerly, until on*
year after the conclusion ot tbe great
war. This privilege Ib also made re-
trocatlve.
No fees relating to pre-emptions
are due or payable by soldiers on preemptions recorded after June 66
1618. Taxes are remitted (or five
years.
Provision for return of moneys accrued, due and been paid since August 4, 1914, on account of payments,
fees or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements to purchase
town or city lots held by members of
Allied Forces, or dependents, acquired
direct or Indirect, remitted (rom enlistment to March 31, 1020.
Sub-Purchasers o( Crown Lands
Provision made (or issuance ot
Crown grants to sub-purchasers of
Crown Lands, acquiring rights (rom
purchasers who (ailed to complete
purchase. Involving tortotture, on fulfillment of conditions of purchase, In-
terest and taxes. Where sub-purchasers do not claim whole o( orlg-
nal parcel, purchase price due and
taxes may be distributed proportionate y over whole area. Applications
must be made by May 1, 1920
„    " (touring
Grazing Act, 1919, (or systematic
development o( livestock IndMtry
provides tor grazing districts and
range administration under Commls-
8 °"er- Annual grating permits ,.
sued based on numbers raSged; priority, for established owner?. Stock-
««« „.mBy ,orm Associations to,
range management. Free, or partially Jree, permit, (or &$«•,cffiSSi
or travellers, up to ton bead cmm* 8ATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1923
THE   CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
FIVE I (J&
COME ON KIDS v
BUNS — ICE CREAM AND CANDY
— AT
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EtX'S KIDDIES' DAY
I
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MOTHERS-IMPORTANT!
Just bring your kids and go straight to Millard's Beach at 12.30 a.m.
on WEDNESDAY. BROTHER BILLS WILL DO THE REST.—Doctor
'   and First Aid with Safety Squad Will be on Hand
SAFE SWIMMING, MILK DRINKING CONTEST,    BUN    EATING
CONTEST, SACK RACE, WATER SPORTS
Be a Kid For a Day
flj. SUTHERLAND
SECOND HAND
CARS
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1 Stoddard-Dayton, 5 passenger Qftft AA
Good shape, newly painted        OUl/.vrl/
(We have some good bargains in auto Accessories)
1 Magnetic trouble lamp $2.00
1 Carter Gasoline gage for Ford with Dash equipment  $7.00
1 Ford Rear Stop light, installed   $2.75
Wimlshield^Visors   $10.00
Pure filtered gasoline, — "Mobiloil" — Polarin Oil
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—Agent for—
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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 Ladies' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop in and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent ln Cumberland, who
will advise you on any work you wish
to have done.
Our   Work   and   Service
Will  Please Yon   t:   ::
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NURSING HOME
Courtenay now boasts of a
private institution where maternity cases will be given the very
best attention under the most
homelike and pleasing surroundings.
Call or 'phone for appointments.   Inspection invited.
Mrs. A. Attree
Courtenay, 'phone 145.
IN YEAH8* EXPERIENCE
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies'  and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
LIES BURIED IIKHE
One William Fttrrcll.
'Who dropped the wheel
To grasp tho glrrull.
NORMA TALMADGE IS
SCREEN BLACKMAILER
IN "WITHIN THE LAW"
Sent to prison for a theft that another girl committed.
Saved from an attempt at suicide.
Initiated into a band of blackmailers  working only  "within  the  law."
Specializing in breach of promise
suits.
Sworn to get square with the employer who "sent her up" as an example.
Married to his son aB a means of
obtaining vengeance, but somehow
this didn't work out as planned.
These are some of the dramatic
and romantic tilings tbat happen to
Norma Talmadge, as"* Mary Turner,
In the screen version of "Within the
Law." the First National picture directed by Frank Lloyd, which will be
shown at the Ilo-llo Theatre on Friday and Saturday. But Mary is a
Rood girl ut heart and everything, of
course, turns out well. It Is said to
lie Norma Talmadges biggest emo-
tionul role In motion pictures, and
surrounding her is a cast of exceptional talent. Her leading man Is
Jack "Mulhall, In tlle role of Dick
-Gilder, "victimized" soil of Mary Turner's bated employer. Eileen Percy
ploys Aggie Lynch, the blackmailer,
with whom Mary forms an acquaintance thai sets her life on a new
course. Lew Cody is seen as Joe
Oarson, forger, who sacrifices himself because of his love for Mary.
Other important parts are taken
by such celebrities as DeWitt Jennings, Lincoln Plummer, Joseph Kll-
gour, Helen Ferguson, Warde Crane,
Lionel Belmore, Catherine Murphy
and Thomas  Ricketts.
MANY THRILLS IN
"FAMOUS MRS. FAIR"
Spectacular Scenes in Fred Nib-
lo Production of Stage Success.
Although Fred Niblo's plcturisa-
tioii of the great American play "The
Famous Mrs. Fair," at llo-Ilo Theatre, Monday and Tuesday, deals with
the lives of persons moving in the
highest Bocial circles, this Metro-
Louis B. Mayer production has more
than enough thrills and good, fast
action to keep it from being confused
with the ordinary tea party plot.
Blending Into the main theme of
James Forbes' famous stage crea-
tloti and affording exciting contrast
to the quietly tense developments of
the story are a-number of big melodramatic scenes which will bring a
thrill to the more blase of theatregoers.
Probably- the most spectacular
event in the Fred Nlblo production
Is a race In the dead ot night between
a through passenger train and high-
powered roadster. Cullen Landis, at
the wheel, took several chances ln
getting realism for the screen. Roaring along at breakneck speed on the
state highway that parallels the railroad tracks in Santa Barbara County, dodging cars along the route,
making a sharp hairpin turn In his
roads, scaling steep grades, Mr. Landis gave the cameraman something
to talk about.
Flirting again with fate in his
roadster, Mr. Landis, in another episode of the picture, skids his car on
a wet pavement at a forty-mile gait,
making a hsarp hairpin turn in his
pursuit ot the despicable Dudley Gillette. His overtaking the villain precipitates a fight that for bitterness
and realism is rivalled only by the
famous battle iu "The Spoilers."
Fortunately .the production schedule
allowed both players a week's rest
after the affair. _, ,
Frances Marion adapted "The Famous .Mrs. Fair" to the screen. In
the cast are Myrtle Stedman, Hunlly
Gordon, Marguerite De La MoKte,
Cullen Landis, Ward Crane. Carmel
Myers and Helen Ferguson.
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"WHAT I LIVE FOR"
I live for those who love me,
For those 1 know are true,
For the Heaven that smiles above me.
And awaits my spirit too;
For all human ties that bind me,
For the task by God assigned me,
For the bright hopes left behind me,
And the Good that I can do.
1 live to learn their story
Who've suffered for my sake,
To emulate their glory,
And follow in their wake—
Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages,
The noble of all ages,
Whose deeds crown history's pages.
And time's great volume make.
I live to hold Communion
With all that ls divine,
To feel there Is a union
"Twlxt Nature's heart and mine.
To profit by affliction,
Reap truth from fields of Fiction,
Grow wiser from conviction,
And fulfill each grand design.
I live to hail that Season,
By gifted minds foretold.
When men shall live by reason,
1 And not alone by gold;
When, Man to man united,
- And every wrong thing righted,
Wile whole world shall be lighted
I As Eden was of old.
j I live for those who love me,
! For those wlio know me true,
[ For the Heaven that smiles above me,
J And awaits my spirit too;
For tlle cause that lacks assistance
For the wrongs that need resistance,
For the future In the distance,
And tbe good that 1 can do. ^
ANON.
THE CAMPER INDICTED
WINTER
Is Coming
Why not be prepared by repairing those leaky roofs
and sides of your house and barn with
Gwilt's Famous Shingles
$2.00 per Thousand
Second Grade
While they last.—Terms strictly cash
Gwilt Lumber Co., Ltd.
PHONE 79L
COURTENAY, B.C.
Ottawa, Canada, August 8: How
many forest fires are started by
campers? ^
The Chief Forester of British Columbia, Mr. P. Z. Caverhlll, Is In Ot-
l tawa today and makes an arresting
i statement on this subject us follows:
"Out of a total of 2,51)1 fires in a
season the greatest single cause of
starting such flies Is that listed as
Campers and Travellers, who were
known to be responsible for 625, or
24.2 per cent. There ls little doubt
that n number of the fires which
started from 'unknown causes,'
amounting tn 536, can be attributed
to campers and travellers; so that
it is fairly safe to say that 25 per
cent of all the fires caused in British Columbia last year were caused
by the carelessness of people who
should have the greatest Interest In
keeping the forests green."
DEAFNESS CAN
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Phones 4 and 61
The new Continental remedy culled
I "LAHMAJ.ENE"   (Kegd.)
Is ii simple harmless home-treatment
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RELIABLE TESTIMONY
Mrs. K. Wilkinson, nf Slncl Head,
Stroud, wriles: "PIiiim- could I
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for a friend of mine who Is us bad us
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Mrs. E. Crowe, of Whltehorsc Itnad.
Croydon, writes I—"I  urn pleased In
: tell .mn that the small tin of ointment
you sent tl) me nt Vent nor, has proved
1 n complcle success, my hearing Is
now quite normal, und tho horrible
head noises have censed. The acthin
nf this new reined) must he. very remarkable, for I Ium- been troubled
with IIk-m- complaints for nearly ten
jours, and have had some of the very best ini-ilical udvlt-e together witli
other expensive oar Instruments all
to no purpose. I need hardly say how
very grateful I am, for my lid- hits
undergone an entire change."
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THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST Uth. 1923
BE
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ICE CREAM
IF IT'S COMOX JERSEY ICE CREAM—IT'S GOOD
MADE FROM PURE JERSEY CREAM—Cane sugar and the highest
grade flavorings possible to procure. You want the Best when ordering
refreshment for your Best Girl.
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COMOX CREAMERY BUTTER
— THE   STANDARD   OF   QUALITY —
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Our Strawberry, Raspberry and Loganberry Jam can be obtained at the
Best Stores
COMOX   POTATOES   IN   A   CLEAN   BRANDED   SACK
Graded to Quality—"Look for the Tag on the Bag"
News In General
FERGUSON WANTS
LOWER COAL RATE
Ontario Premier Hopeful of Getting Reduction on Alberta
Coal.
Toronto,—Premier Ferguson is
hopeful for a still lower freight quotation on the transportation ot Alberta coal into Ontario and. when lie
has assembled certain facts and figures which he is now preparing, will
make a personal visit to Sir Henry
Thornton to Impress upon him the
"big business" it means in the future
tor the Canadian National railways,
"I am hopeful,' beisaid, "that I will
be able lo persuade the national Hues
to lix a lower rate than Unit which
lias been mentioned. I lliink I can
satis!.," them that there is tonnage
enough and that there is a very substantial business to be' developed —
sufficient to justify their fixing a rate
Unit will permit Alberta conl to
come in here in competition with the
Pennsylvania  product."
Tlie'rale fixed by Sir Henry Is $7
a ion tor an experimental trainload
of 0000 tons.
FOREST FIRES ON
INCREASE IN B. C.
	
i Department Issues Warning to
Loggers and Campers to Be
Cautious.  .
Are at Elk Bay is reported to have
covered an area of approximately 150
acres. Fires at Ladysmith and'Bowser still cover a considerable area and
are being fought by large crews.
Outbreaks previously reported from
Cowichan lake, Union Bay, Menzles
Day and Broughton Island and other
points are smouldering and are being patrolled.
MUST SOON RESUME
COAL NEGOTIATIONS
Washington.—Predictions are general here that unless anthracite miners and operators of the United
States soon voluntarily resume negotiations there will be a move by tbe
new administration to bring them
together. This may take tbe form of
a request from the coal commission
to both sides to resume negotiations
or trom President Coolidge.
BLAMES "Y" FOR
SON'S DOWNFALL
Coutiiuiotl dry weather is increasing the fire hazard throughout the
province and , with severnl new fires
reported, the provincial forestry department is urging logging companies, campers and picnickers to lie particularly cautious.
Following Is the statement issued
hy ihe provincial forestry office yesterday:
"The forest fire situation continues
hazardous, yesterday further outbreaks heing reported at Elk Ray,
Howe sound and  Point  Roberts. The
A TELEPHONE PERSONALITY
In your face to face contacts with people, your
appearance, your bearing and many other things help
yoa to make the right impression. But in your telephone contacts, there is only one thing by which you
can be judged—your speech.
Do you cultivate an effective telephone personali-"
ty ? Your voice is you. In the intimate contact which
the telephone gives, let your voice express all those
qualities which will induce favorable action on the
part of the listener.   It is worth while.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
iffijSIBIEMaiSISISISJSJaEI^^
1
Is It Worth While
Keeping timber for B. C. Industries?
Keeping alive a prosperous payroll?
Keeping fur and feather in B. C?
Keeping timber for manufacture?
Keeping a green forest for posterity?
THEN-
Prevent Forest Fires
IT PAYS
Money Saving Week-End at
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sjEEHiHaiM
We will dispose of the balance of our summer footwear at prices away below Wholesale cost to us. We
do not intend to carry < /er any of these shoes until
next season.
i
Children Black Canvas Oxfords at per pair   45c
Childrens white canvas Oxfords, sizes 8's to 10'Vs at
per pair   95c
Boys Brown Canvas Boy Scout Shoes l's to 5's at $1.35
Boys Black Canvas Oxfords l's to 5's per pair ... $1.10
Mens Brown Canvas Shoes per pair $1.35
Mens White Oxfords per pair $1.35
Girls White Canvas Strap Pump with leather sole,
per pair   $1.55
Ladies white Canvas Balmoral shoes with high top,
per pair    $1.45
Ladies white and brown Oxfords, per pair $1.80
Ladies white Canvas Oxfords per pair $2.25
Ladies White Canvas Slipper with Buckle Strap $2.20
Ladies White Canvas Slipper with Black Trimmings, per pair $2.20
These Goods are the best values ever offered to the
public; we require the space for new goods arriving, so
every pair must go.
EJEIEIEIiliiJiS
GORDON'S
Phone 133
Hamilton, Ont. Aug. 10.—The
Young Men'n Christian association
will Investigate the charges made by
Mrs. King, mother ot George King,
the young man held on the charge of
murdering Brie Johnston, that pool
playing at the "Y" was responsible
(or her son's downfall.
Association circles have already
denied that there is any objectionable
influence through the game as played
at the "Y". Several officers stated
that they themselves patronize the
pool rooms. Asked why pool rooms
are not closed to outsiders, one of
tiie officials said "that it would not
lie n paying proposition to exclude
everyone  but  association  members."
CANADA FAVORING
USE OF OWN COAL
Tiie Engineering Institute of Can
ada has initiated a movement to
make Canada independent of the
world In the matter of coal supply
for manufacturing and domestic
uses. It Is thought that this is feasible, even though the chief consuming centres in Quebec and Ontario
are a long distance from the eastern
and western coal fields.
It Is hoped to secure a lower
freight rate charges and a reduction
in the price of coal at the mines.
j Given this, it is thought coal from Alberta and Nova Scotia can be delivered in Ontario and Quebec at a price
which will meet any competition
from the outside. Canada at present
consumes 32.000,000 tons of coal annually, of which about 54 per cent.
Courtenay
Auto Painters
Bring your cars In tor an estimate,
Prices reasonable. Work guaranteed.
Workshop at thc Condensary.
C. G. WILSON
Ib imported from the United States
at a coat of 1100,000,000. Trial shipments will be made trom Alberta this
fall to ascertain if western domestic
coal can be delivered at Ontario
points at $12 a ton. The railways
and mine operators hare arranged
to carry out the experiment.
SOUTHERN OIL FIELDS
SHOW LITTLE ADVANCE
Los Angeles.—Production in Santa Fe Springs, Long Beach and Huntington Beach oil fields of southern
California during week ended July
28th waa at the rate of 652,000 barrels dail/ ,as compared with 63»,000
barrels dally in week ended July 21st,
455,000 week ended July 14, and 630,-
000 week ended July 7. Production
tor the past four weeks averaged
644,000 barrels daily. Santa Fe
Springs is reported at 126,000 barrels, against 322,000 In previous
week, Long Beach 208,000 against
202,000 In previous week, and Huntington Beach 118,000 barrels against
116,000 In previous week. Despite
many new completions, southern
fields show little advance over previous week's production.
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
Union Bay Road
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
Dentist
Office and  Residence:   Willard
Block.   -   'Phone 116.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
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GOOD ACCOMMODATION
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Caurtenay, B.C
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments ot thai* high-
grads confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring frssh goods
all ths ttms.
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EXCLUSIVELY
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R. KAPLANSKY, O. D.
Graduate Aptometrist and Optician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
Cumberland Hotel Parlors
Hours: 1.30 to 6.30—7 to 9p.m.
THE TERRIBLE TURK
(Continued from Page Four)
dy's approbation of her beautifully
gowned figure, and Freddy was wondering how he could postpone the elopement. He could not say that her slae
had taken htm by surprise and that
he had arranged for the transportation of something not exceeding eight
or nine stones. Neither could he ask
her to wait a moment while he went
and fetched another horse.
Fortunately for Freddy, he was relieved of the necessity for solving the
problem by the advent ot the husband.
He heard him coming up the garden path, conversing loudly.
"A crawler amongst cattle art thou,
and withal, a sorry liar. Thou sayest
thou saw a man's form enter my garden r
"Aye, Oh Most Mighty One!"
That was quite enough for Freddy
and Marelka,
"Hide me. for the love of Allah!"
Implored Freddy, ln a hoarse whisper.
He dashed behind the divan   and
crouched beside the bundle ot feminine belongings, while Marelka gathered up a large Oriental rug, and flung *
It over him.
As she quickly withdrew to the
middle ot the room again, Freddy
heard Mustapha Relchld enter the
hall and take down his scimitar.
Freddy felt tor his pocket knife, bat
knew that It would be hopelessly Inadequate as a weapon of defence.
"Ah, my little peach blossom!"
cried the Turk as he strode Into the
room.
Marelka ran forward.
"Ob, my husband," she wept. "I
have been so lonely and afraid. At the
rising of the moon I crept down the
garden, unbolted the gate and went
out Into the road In search of you. It
was foolish of me. I had been reading
tales of English wives who sometimes
seek their, husbands In public, but I
suddenly discovered that I was being
followed and I turned back  Ah!
There Is the man I"
Mustapha Relchld turned to the
mendicant.
"Son of a Jackal!" he cried. "Come
hither, that I may slay thee!"
Apparently the mendicant hid no
desire to be slain, for Freddy heard
the sound of hurried footsteps cross
the hall and dash down the garden
path. There followed a curse from
Mustapha Relchld and a low gurgle
from hla spouse.
"He fetched me from my club with
an evil tale of some man entering my
garden," growled Ihe Turk.
"It was no man, but I- your little
peach blossom," murmured Marelka.
"Even so?   Well! Welt! Was
she very loneny?"
"Oh, my husband, why do you leave
me at nights?"
"Allah knows! In future I must restrict the number of my evenings out
to six a week. Come and get ai a coffee."
As they crossed the room, Freddy
murmured: "Thank Oud I "—but forgot
to touch wood.
"Ah! I don't need that now," said
the Turk, turning at the door and
carelessly flinging his scimitar on to
the divan,
The evil looking weapon missed the
target and fell on to the Oriental rug.
Like all efficient scimitars, It was
exceedingly sharp. It penetrated the
rug and found Freddy.
Freddy stifled a cry, waited a few
seconds until the Bound of the Turk's
footsteps had died away, and   then
dashed out Into the night.
•     •    •
When he returned to Balaam on
leave the following year, why did be
wear his hair so long?
Ask of the wicket scimitar—which
was responsible for the loss ot one ot
his ears. SATURDAY, AUGUST  18th, 1923
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Ji. W. Bickle. Agent   I!, ¥, tarle, n.P.A,
Cumberland VlOtorl*
I Mrs. J. H. Wilcox is spending a
j week at the summer home of Mr. and
j Mrs Thos. Gwilt, Little River.
Prank  Stephens  has  gone  to  the
j prairies for the harvesting season.
| The Courtenay Baseball Club will
| hold a big dance next Wednesday a,t
I Royston,
W. T, GOARD
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COURTENAY WELL
REPRESENTED AT
.ANNUAL CONVENTION
"THE ROADS ARE FAIR"
Mr. J. I.. McLeod, President, accompanied by Messrs. F. McPherson,
P. Leo. Anderton and Theed Pearse,
members of the Courtenay-Comox
Board of Trade, attended the annual
convention of the Associated Boards
of Trade of Vancouver Island, held
at Nanaimo on Monday and Tuesday
last. They are enthusiastic regarding their reception at the Coal City,
the hospitality of the members ot the
Nanaimo Board never having been
exeeeded at any similar convention.
Prominent among those In attendance were Hon. S. F. Tolmle, Victoria; Mr. C. H. Dickie, M. P. for Na-
nnliiio; Senator A. E. Planta; Mayor
Busby, Nnnalmo who presided at a
sumptuous banquet held on Monday
night nt the Windsor Hotel, and many others, prominent in the industrial development of Vancouver Island.
Mr. Geo. I. Warren, president, read
his report, which was full of optimism for the future and Mr. F. J.
Landahl, head of a steel company
seeking assistance from London, Ottawa and Victoria for the establishment of a steel plant made an impressive speech regarding the project. There was no doubt that the
convention was with him heart and
soul in an effort to utilize the iron
ore bodies of the Province. The delegates from Courtenay believe that
much good will come of the deliberations of the convention held this
week at Nanaimo.
"Charley's Aunt" showed at the
Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday night
created much merriment. The players putting on this old favorite were
supported by a company of vaudeville specialists. It was a good show
mill was well patronised.
A CLOSE CALL
On Tuesday Johnny Morrison and
Donald Haas, ten years old went to
swim In the Puntledge River. John
ventured too far out and was being
earrted tc his' doom when Donald
jumped in to his rescue. The stream
was too strong and but for the timely assistance of Chester Haas, elder
brother of Donald, both boys would
probably have been lost. He convoyed the two youngsters to safety
after a desperate struggle.
"The roads are fair," "The roads
are good," "The roads are bad." By
these expressions one can almost tell
to which political party individuals
belong. It he be a liberal be will
tell you the roads are good. If he be
a Conservative he Is bound, like the
Irish man, to be "agin the guvment,"
and say that the roads are bad. If
he be a member of the Provincial
Party he does not know exactly what
his opinion is and giving himself
plenty of margin either way says,
"The roads are fair." There nre
some people who tell you the roads
are bad whose actions give this assertion a straight denial These are
the folks, who before the advent of
the railway in 1914 wished for its
coming and since its arrival have
been roaring that the service Is not
good on the "cordwood limited."
Their actions show that they have
been awaiting the advent of motor
busses since the year the war broke
ont so that they could enjoy the
journey to Nanaimo. Now, honest to
—, well, we are not goofy enough to
believe what their consciences tell
them, that "bad roads do not make
enjoyable motor rides." The roads
must be pretty good when they will
forsake even their friend of the past
the "cordwood limited." It seems to
us, looking into the near future, thnt
when winter comes and the railway
management says that three passenger trains a week are sufficient for
the traffic to this northern part of
their territory, when the business
letter expected on Monday does not,
cannot, arrive until Tuesday, when
Steve's Xmas present to Molly does
not arrive until the day after Xmas,
when some of the birds who have
helped to bring abaout this condition look for "Beattle's Bus" on the
iron trail and it is not there more
violent expletives will be forthcoming
and the nights will be .punctuated
with sweet dreams of the next summer days to come when they can
jazz to the city of black diamonds in
a seven or ten passenger "mobile"
and incidentally show the railway
that they will not ride on a rough
road.
GREAT PREPARATIONS
FOR KIDDIES' DAY
Great preparations are being made
for Elks' Kiddles' Day to be held
next Wednesday at Millard's Beach,
under the auspices of the Courtenay
McLeodY Store
Be WESTERN!
STETSON HATS
New Styles in
Blue — Black — Iron-Grey — Brown
These Hats are selling very fast.   Come in early and
get a good choice
J. McLEOD
GENTS' FURNISHINGS
Courtenay, B.C.
Billiard and Pool Tables
McPHEE BLOCK (Downstairs)
COOL — LIGHT — CLEAN
COME IN—
LOOK AROUND
BE SOCIABLE
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
Just  Received—New  Shipment
KODAKS, FILMS
AND    SUPPLIES
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL—KODAK STORE
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
Elks' Lodge. Every child In the district is invited and urged to attend,
whether their parents have been
members of the Elks' Lodge or not.
This is strictly » children's day and
Is one of a chain of youngster's celebrations being held throughout the
country wherever Elks' Lodges have
been organized and in active operation. Energetic committees have
been at work aud arrangements are
about complete for the big event If
any child In the district remains
away from this big picnic It will
cause a sore spot in the heart of every Elk. Parents send your children
to this gala day at the seashore
where a splendid beach is available
nnd perfectly safe for bathing and
other ucquatic sports.
COURTENAY FIRE CHIEF'
BOOSTS CEDAR SHINGLES
U D. Piket, Chief of tiie Courtenay
Fire Department, uttended the convention of the Dominion Fire Chiefs
recently held at the hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, B. C. There were
many resolutions presented to the
convention,.among these being one
presented by the Courtenay Fire
Chief, which received the support
ot the big meeting, lt was presented after a fire test of the various
kinds ot roofing and was to the effect that encouragement begiven to
the purchase of cedar shingles for
roofing, the test having conclusively shown that the Are hazard was
less and the. materials for roofing
superior to  any other  material.
Chief Piket says, that the Vancouver Fire Department are admirable
hosts and gave the convention a
great  time.    The  Rotary    Club,    of
Vancouver, also assisted with the
entertainment, putting on a singing
competition at a big luncheon, the
contest being won by the Fire Chiefs
with "Yes, we have no Bananas."
Nearly every town in British Columbia was represented and many of the
big cities of the prairies and East
em points.
Great progress is being made on the
construction of Mr. and Mrs. Heber Cook's New home, Lake Trial.
Mr. Thomas D. Calms left on
Thursday for Vancouver, from where
he Intends to go to California.
Mr. M. Bricknell, of Duncan, ls
spending his holidays In the District
among friends.
MANY DISSATISFIED
WITH CALIFORNIA
BUREAU IS TOLD
From 30 to 50 per cent, of the
people drifting into California, and
Los Angeles In particular, are idle
and can not get work, sa>B Mr. G. M.
Glbbs, formerly a banker in Canada,
who has recently returned to Vancouver after a prolonged stay in the
South.
He addressed the insurance, financial and real estate bureau of the
Board of Trade today In the Hudson's
Bay private dining-room, aud urged
that steps be taken in Vancouver to
bring that group of dissatisfied men
to British  Columbia.
The great bulk of them, he said,
were sons of retired wealthy farmers
from the middle states, and were of
a class suitable for taking up land In
this province.
"You hear a lot about the lucky
ones in Los Angeles," he remarked,
"but you do not hear anything about
the failures and those who arc unable
to get work."
Mr. Glbbs paid a warm tribute to
the efficiency of the Callfornlon
chambers of commerce and declared
that he was not knocking the country
In any way. Even the chambers of
commerce were now warning people
without money to stay away, he
said.
Bicycle Snaps
26"  Gents  Bicycle     #15.110
20" Boys Bicycle, good shape .... SIMM)
22" Boys Bicycle, 1st class shape 82.IW
22" Boys bicycle, new tires and
tubes     27JKI
22" Boys motor bicycle model. Al
shape    SiM
24" Boys bicycle 1st class condition        25.(10
22"  Boys bicycle Al  shape .... S5.IHI
GUN   REPAIRING
I rehore, restock, repair Guns anil
Rifles
Any kind—Any make
E. T. Ellison
GUNMAKER
COURTENAY, B. ('. EIGHT
THE  CUMBERLAND  ISLANDER
SATURDAY, AUGUST • 18th, 1923
Special Sale of
Ladies' Cotton Dresses
$2.95
75c
75c
We have about 30 dresses which we intend saying
good bye to, and to do this we have marked all our
range of Cotton Dresses suitable for street wear.
Regular values $4.50 to $6.95.
Sale price to clear	
Voile Blouses in white only an extra (fil   QfT
special  lot  of great   values to go for tjjj.»*/t)
While Voile Blouses always desirable (fin ftt
and useful.    Price   «J)0»*Jt#
Ladies Hosiery is one of the lines we give extra attention to, and invite comparison in those lines which
we guarantee to give satisfaction—VENUS SILK
HOSE needs no introduction to our many customers,
to those who do not know it, we invite you to try a
pair and be satisfied.
Special Line Art Silk hose in Black
Brown and White, per pair 	
Ladies Lisle Hose garter tops, very fine
quality in a good range of colors. Pair at
Boys and Girls Wool hose in the larger sizes   PA«
only, very special price to clear, per pair     iHJC
SPECIAL IN MENS ALL SILK TIES
We have secured about 150 mens ties, made of a rich
quality of silk in the regular shape, would be good
value at $1.25, but having secured a snap on them we
pass it on to our customers. Special price *7P*at»
each, it will pay you to buy a few of these <ut
LADIES FALL COATS
Although still early for Fall goods we have pleasure in announcing arrival of our first shipment of
Ladies New Fall Coats, and invite your inspection.
Heavy Tweed Semi Lined, nicely stitched on collar
and back a real comfortable coat at a    (fi-t *J CA
reasonable price  «P-i- • .D\j
Heavy Tweed Coat back beautifully embroidered just
three in the line and the price (fi-t Q (\r
will sell them  tPlO.*7tJ
GOSSARD CORSETS front lace are still to the
fore and the sale of them steadily increases.
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
Mr. and Mrs. G. Odgers, formerly i The Misses Edith and Beth Hor
of Cumberland, arrived in town ou ; bury, arrived home on Monday, after
Friday on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. C. | a two month's visit to Vancouver
Edwards. I and Wilson Creek.
If you don't like the BUSTLE of      Many a man with two spare tires
the city, move to tbe OUTSKIRTS.    I has no spare cash.
"It PAYS to DEAL at LANG'S"
SATURDAY
CUT-RATE DRUGS, ETC.
50c  Shaving Stick  (Glbbs)   Cut-Rate price    81c
50c Shaving Cream (Vinolla)  Cut-Rate price  88c
50c Tooth Paste   (Tebeco), Cut-Rate price .....'. 88c
35c Cold Cream, Cut-Rate price 21c
60c White Liniment, Cut-Rate  price    18c
50c  Gin   Pills, Cut-Rate  price   41c
25c Aspirin  Tablets, Cut-Rate  price    18c
50c Effervescent Morning Salts, Cut-Rate price  86c
50c Cod Liver Oil Emulsion, Cut-Rate price   12c
BATHING CAPS
entire stock to
he clcim. at
HALF PRICE
CANDY   SPECIALS
Allen's Toffee Week-End price per lb  82c
Neilson's Home Maid Chocolates per lb. box   7.5c
Guths  Saturday Candy, per  lb.  box    BDc
Just  Received—New  Shipment
KODAKS, FILMS
AND    SUPPLIES
Lang's Drug Store
"It PAYS to DEAL at,LANG'S"
SEND US YOUR MAIL ORDERS
PHONK 31
Local Briefs
Mr. W. J. Hooper, Unit Insurance Mr. A. Dunbar, who recently re-
represeutative, Dept. Soldier's Civil I signed from' the provincial police
Re-establishment, ls spending a ! force, has accepted a position with
few weeks with his family at Roy- i the Corfield Motors Ltd., of Courte-
ston. nay, as salesman.
Mr. George W. Clinton, Managing
Director ot the Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd. left for Victoria
on Tuesday.
Miss Annie Pryde ot Brule, Alberta, arrived In town on Monday, and
Is the guest of Miss Edith Horbury.
Mrs. Thomas Graham left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Messrs. Charles Graham, James
Dick and D. R. Macdonald left tor
Victoria on Wednesday to attend the
funeral service of the Late James
M. Savage.
Messrs. Alex Auchlnvole of Union
Bay and W. A. Owen left for Victoria on Wednesday.
Mr. J. C. Brown, accompanied by
Mrs. Brown, returned from a visit
to Vancouver-on Monday.
Mr. J. Marocchi left on Monday
last for Seattle to spend a weeks' vacation.
Mr. J. Bransfleld left, on Monday
for Vancouver and Intends to visit
the exhibition whilst there.
Mr. G. Johnston, of the Cumberland
Literary and Athletic Association,
left on Thursday for Seattle.
Mr. W. McLean left on Sunday last
and will spend a short vacation on
the mainland.
Miss Lorna Griffiths, of Tacoma,
is spending a short vacation with relatives at Royston.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Tweed-
hope at the Cumberland General
Hospital on Tuesday, August 7th a
son.
Mrs. C. R. Drader arrived home ou
Monday from Victoria.
Miss M. Mitchell of Extension is
on a visit here to her sister Mrs. C.
Dando, Jn.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe. Dallos returned
on  Saturday from their honeymoon.
Mrs. J. Carthew of Powell River Is
visiting her mother Mrs. T. Bennett.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle and son
Edward, left on Thursday morning
for a two weeks' vacation which will
be spent touring tbe prairie cities.
Used Cars
We have some very unusual
bargains in used cars, undergoing repairs and adjustment in our repair shop. If
you need a reliable used car,
you should not miss seeing
these.
Among others we have the following:—
FORD Tourinu, 1921 Model
OVERLAND 90 Touring
CHEVROLET 490 Touring,.
1920 Model
FORD Touring 1920 Model
STUDEBAKER Light Six 1920
Model
CHALMERS 7 Pass Touring
FORD Touring 1919 Model
See Our Window For Prices
and Further Particulars:
"We Have Best Values in Used
Qms"
Blunt & Ewart
LIMITED
THE COURTENAY GARAGE
Phone 61 Phone 61
Mr. Charles Cawdell, graduate of
the Royal Military School of Music
(Kneller Hall) (Pianiste, Ilo-llo
theatre), begs to notify the public
that he has arranged to hold classes
of Instruction iu Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Grades ot
.Music and Pianoforte playing.
Special attention given to beginners. Pupils prepared for examinations. Terms on application. As thc
classes will commence early iu September, Mr. Cawdell will be glad It
prospective pupils will communicate
with him as early as possible.
EASY MONEY
On*Wednesday last, Chief of Police Merry, put an end to the money
collecting game ot John Campbell,
who has been returned to Vancouver.
This young man, who was in poor
health, and had doctor's certificates
to show for it, was soliciting money
by house to house canvas, endeavoring to obtain enough money to take
him to Sydney, Australia. He admitted being a stranger to work for
the past 12 mouthy, and ln the few
houses he had called at ln Cumberland had gathered in $27.00.
KEEN TENNIS GAMES
Only two games were played this
last week in the Steven's Shield Scries, but good tennis was displayed
in both games. Cope beat Stewart,
the last pair ln the second round, the
only game ln the semi-final being
Cope vs. Stacey, the latter winning
two straight games 6—2, 6—2.
The remaining games will be
played olf by Wednesday of the coming week, and some keen games are
anticipated. i.
IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory ot James G.
Lockhart, aged 24 years, who died In
Shaughnessy Military Hospital, Vancouver, B. C. August 18th, 1922.
In the dawn of a glorious manhood,
When the tide of his youth ran high;
With courage and hope in his bearing
He parted from us for a while.
O God, we sit In the lonely hours
And think of your garden above,
Of the beautiful flower you took from
.us
To plant in {our garden of love.
Inserted by the loving father, mother, brother and sisters.
FOR SALE
164 ACRES—SITUATE AT COMOX
2 acres ploughed. Small cabin.
Price $5.00 per acre, cash, or would
trade for car. Apply: Acreage, box
430 Islander.
LIGHT OAK WOODEN BED STEAD
springs and wool mattress, light
Oak Wash-stand, Mahogany What-
Nott, Fumed Oak Bed room Bureau, Filing Cabinet (4 drawer), 8
day^ Clock, Househould Scales,
Wheel Barrow, 12 gauge Shot
Gun, 1 single Shot 22 rifle, 1 repeater, 12 shot rifle, Set Flat Irons,
Rocker arm chair, Sealers, Chickens, etc.—Apply E. J. Fouracre,
202 Derwent Avenue.
A2G.
FOR SALE-FIVE ROOMED HOUSE
Bath room, Pantry and Oarage. For
further particulars, apply to Mra.
V. Marlnelll, Derwent Avenue, Cumberland, B. C. A 25
12 ACRES, ROYSTON ROAD, SOME
cleared, 2 wells, Barn partly built,
16x36, also small out-houses $800.00
Apply Wm. Devoy, No. 22 Camp or
Box 619 Cumberland.
A. 25.
LOST
WEDNESDAY, BETWEEN MARY-
port Avenue and Gartley's Beach,
a Mauve Scarf with pink stripes.
Finder rewarded. Return to Islander Office.
HELP WANTED
A HUSTLER WANTED TO SELL A
Fire Extinguisher (Guaranteed),
for every store and auto. Sells at
$2.00. Good commission on fast
sales. This Is a good thing. For
particulars, write O. Patterson,
1664 Monterey Avenue, Victoria,
B.C.
CROCKERY
Specials
JUST ARRIVED
Cups and Saucers (fi-t   (\r
per dozen up    tpx.t/D
Berry Sets     $1.1/5
and up
Tea Pots,   each-—
,     75c,   85c,   95c
Water Tumblers, 3 for 25c and CA.™.
3 for    .,.  DUC
Salad* Bowls ETC..
./•/Each for            ,DDC
Each for  40C
Glass Table Sets (fi-t   *jr
per set         <pX*fO
All sizes in plates and Bowls.
Exceptionally good f alues in Tea Sets and Dinner Sets
New Shipment "of Aluminum at Reasonable prices.
Full stock of Scrub Brushes, Shoe   Brushes,   Nail
Brushes, Brooms and Wisk Brushes Pat. Scrubs, etc.
Leave Your Order for
Preserving Peaches
Full stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables arriving
daily
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
SERVICE QUALITY
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
My representative will be in Cumberland  on   Monday   and    Tuesday,
August 20th and 21st for the purpose
of collecting outstanding accounts.
A.   C.  WILSON
Florist,
Nanaimo, B. C.
Mrs. D. Mitchell, accompanied by
Mr. M. Stewart, left for a visit to relatives in Cowichan.
Miss M. Bannerman and Mrs. A.
Conrad, returned on Wednesday last
from a vacation spent In Vancouver
and Seattle.
Before Buying Your
Building Material
Phone, or writers for quotations
OUR SERVICE TO YOU
We will gladly assist you in planning any building you have in mind, also tell you the amount of Material you will require for the job. ,
Express Delivery Anywhere
Prompt Attention to All Orders
EDWARDS & ORR
Phone 17
COURTENAY, B. C.
P. 0. Box 62
TheBeerWthoutaPeer
and
U.B.C. BEER
100 Per Cent. Canadian
Albarla barky, Fraser Valley hops,
Canadian • made bottlai, crowns,
labels, wrappers and boxes go to
the making of those all-Canadian
product!.
Order today and get Free
Delivery to your Home
Vancouver Breweries
LIMITED
This advertisement is not published or
displayed by the Liquor Control Board
or   hy  the   Government  ot   British
Columbia.
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