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CUMBERLAND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY, DECEMBER JOth, 19211
SUBSCRIPTION  PRICE:  TWO  DOLLARS  PER ANNUM
NOTED EAGLE WAS A
VISITOR TO LOCAL AERIE
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I 1 IN RECENT CONTEST
Mr,   Edgar  W.   Bigeiow,   Past
President of State Organization Heard in Notable Address
The local Aerie of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles met on Tuesday evening in regular session when Mr.
Kdgar W. Bigeiow was present, receiving a hearty welcome from the
members. Following the business
meeting Mr. Bigeiow addressed aa
open meeting, many residents of
Cumberland journeying to the Eagles
Home to hear this very forceful
speaker.
Prefacing his remarks with thanks
from the members of Cumberland
for the hospitality ho had received
Aerie, he recalled the occasion of his
first visit here a few years ago.
Before speaking of the work of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Mr.
Bigeiow described very minutely
some of the things he had seen since
last August, especially in the Eastern States. He had covered, he
stated, about twenty thousand miles
during his travels and he was astounded at the many improvements made
in machinery in the big centres, such
as New York, machines doing the
work of countless numbers of men.
He interested his audience very
much by the very concise manner
in which he described a huge garage in New York, handling about
12,000 ears a day and only employing seven workers. He also described a wonderful cafe, serving all
manner of dishes and not a waiter
to be seen In the place, also a wonderful word picture of a mammoth
soda fountain dispensary, where one
could obtain his or her favorite dish
without asking a waiter for it. There
were no waiters . All one had to
do was to go to the board and look
for the name of the dish wanted,
place the money in the slot, press a
button and out comes a coca-cola oils banana split. The most wonderful of all the latest machines he had
seen during his travels, however,
was the one in a huge tailoring establishment. A person wants a suit
of clothes. Hc goes into the establishment where hc is measured. A
roll of cloth is placed in one end of
the machine, a few adjustments
made and out of the other end comes
a suit of clothes.
He also gave his audience a synopsis of the conditions prevailing in
Lynne, Mass., and Lowell, Mas*..
two very important industrial sections. At Lynne, stnted the speaker,
the average wage was $18.50 per
week and at Lowell, the average
wage was $21.50. The cost of living was very high and it was a
mystery how people managed t'i
live. If we, here, in the Northwest
had  occasion  to  grumble  at  times
WILL YOU?
(Margaret E. Bruner)
If by chance I should be absent
When the wintry shadows creep,
And  all  the  earth  lies  numb  and
chill
Wrapped in a frozen sleep,—
Will you sweep the snow from the
pathway
When the flock of sparrows comes.
And give each little hungry waif
A feast of Christmas crumbs?
When Snow Conies Man
Should Help The Birds
The attention of lovers of wild
Uie Is called at this time of the
year to the helplessness of birds
when heavy snow covers the
ground. This applies particularly to the smaller varieties.
A few crumbs nnd scraps
thrown out where lhe little lathered Mends can get them will
help to ensure that they will be
with us ln Ihe spring,
There Is a prncttcal benefit as
well as a sentimental one. for the
birds make horticulture and agriculture possible by thc control
of Insect life.
Particularly nt Christmas
charitable thoughts of the birds
are In order. It may be true
that not even a sparrow may
fall without God's knowledge,
J)Ut He in His wisdom has seen
flt to delegate to mnn many
functions with free will to do or
to leave undone, and a little help
means the difference between
life and death for the helpless
birds when snow comes to cover
the earth in winter.
about  the  hardships,  one had  only
| to  think  about the  conditions  pre-
j vailing in those Eastern sections and
] then thank God they were not like
those  people.
Rapid Growth
The Fraternal Order of Eagles,
said the speaker, was the fastest
growing fraternity in North America at the present time, having
(100,000 members banded together
of which 90,000 had been attracted
to the organization in the past year,
while half a million new members
had joined since Iho year 1920.
Tho Order had grown considerably in Canada, stated Mr. Bigeiow
and he quoted many figures to show
i the increase made over every other
j Fraternal Order. As regards the
j money received from the Canadian
i members; snid the speaker, many had
: got the idea because the Eagles was
! an International organization, the
I money went across the line. Every
| penny subscribed in Canada was in-
i vested in Canadian banks and Can-
| adian bonds and the organization
| had never had cause for regret.
Mr. Bigeiow spoke of the principles and ideals of the order, which
he described as the rocks upon whcih
the founders of America raised a
great republic. The order, he said,
prided itself upon its clubhouses
and temples which were ready to
serve the members as real fraternal
homes and he prophesied that, within a few years, there would be
scarcely an aerie which would not
have its own temple.
The speaker touched upon thc
system of free medical service and
sick benefits which existed throughout the order. The physicians, lie
said, were paid out of the acrid
funds and were the means of saving
countless  lives.
Old Age Pensions
j "I have touched," continued Mr.
Bigeiow, "upon the material benefits that come from membership in
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and
will now like to pass to some of the
spiritual activities of the organization.
"For six years the Eagles have
been in the forefront of a movement
which will some day abolish from
thc earth one of the greatest of social injustices—the curse of poverty
stricken old age. Surely there is no
cause which could possibly carry a
stronger appeal to the heart of every justice-loving mnn than this.
"We Eagles propose that worthy
old folk who have come to the trail's
end without money for their last
days on earth, shall receive from the
state such sums ns will meet their
wants, and that they shall he permitted to end their days away from
the hideous nightmare of institutional life,
Mothers' Pensions
"Just as we believe that aged and
dependent men and women should
not be carried away to the poor-
house, but should be left in their
own homes, so we believe that society should make every endeavor to
keep parents and children together.
A child should not be separated from
its mother. A mother should not
be denied, because of her poverty,
the glorious duty and privilege of
rearing her child,. We are opposed
to the 'standardization' of children
in institutions, nnd that is why we
are ardently enlisted in the fight for
mothers'   pensions.
"It was an Eagle, Judge Edward
Everett Forterlield, of Kansas City,
Missouri,   who   drew   up   the   first
Mothers' Pension Bill, nnd that bill
was passed by the state in which he
lived.   Hundreds of women have had
cause to rejoice because of it, and
hundreds   of   children    hnve    been
| made into useful citizens with none
■ of the memories of childhood's days
! spent in an 'asylum.'    Today more
! than    forty   states   have    Mothers'
, Pension   Laws.'
Ladies' Auxiliaries
! Turning to the ladies present, Mr.
Bigeiow addressed a few remarks
to them, congratulating them on the
work they had accomplished, but he
was sorry to hear from the Worthy
(Continued from Page Two*
- A GUjrtHtmaa iflraaagr
1-MTE CHRISTMAS SEASON with its twisting and
merriment is with us once again: Wo see its influence reflected i'i'6m the many happy faces as
they pass us by. There seems to be a subtle magic in
tre air that is expressed by a heartier handclasp and
a warmer welcome.
What a .joyous gladsome ring thorp is to that good
ol 1-fashioned wish of "Merry Christmas", that we get
fr.im our friends. "The Same to You and Many of
Them", we cheerfully answer back, with a sparkle in
thi eye.
For Christmas is the one season that takes us away
fr mi the bickerings and cares of business, and fills our
hearts with human love and understanding and sympathy; and poor indeed is he whose heart or purse
dees not respond to its magic call. Truly, at this season, "The Bethlehem Message", is a living inspiration.
We feel we cannot better express our feelings and
wishes to our many friends in more fitting words than
those of poor crippled Tiny Tim in Dickens' delightful
fantasy, "A Christmas Carol"
"God Bless Us Every One"
Notice
The annual general meeting of
the Cumberland Literary and
Athletic Association will be held
in the Lecture Room at the Athletic Hall on Sunday. December
32nd commencing at 7 p.m. The
annual Christmas drawing will
take place at this meeting when
the number of prizes will be increased from 15 to P0.
Only members will be allowed
to attend the meeting. If unable
to he present give your ticket to
some other member. Positively
no boys allowed at meeting, unless they nre members.
City Team And
Athletics Play
Drawn Game
i Other    (James    Postponed
Account Of Snow
On
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Young Daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stacey
Died On Thursday
Well   Known   Local   Girl   Succumbs After Long Illness
Much sympathy is being extended
to Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Stacey of the
New Townsite on account of the
death of Evelyn Francis, their nine
year old daughter, which occurred
at the family residence late on
Thursday night, December 19th.
From the meagre accounts obtainable, Evelyn contracted a sore
throat in Vancouver whilst on a visit to relatives there some three
weeks ago and never fully recovered, being troubled ever since, which
resulted in her death as stated on
Thursday. The young girl was of
a very quiet and unassuming disposition and was genuinely liked
by all her school companion:.
The funeral, which will be of a
private nature, will take p'ace on
Sunday afternoon at 3:00 from the
T. E. Banks Undertaking parlors
for interment in the Cun berland
Cemetery.
HOCK FALL KILLS
NANAIMO MINER
NANAIMO, Dec. 18.—Dick Cas-
cella, fifty-four, coal miner, was almost instantly killed at 5 o'clock
today by a fall of rock while working in No. 1 level of No. 1 mine of
the Western Fuel Corporation of
Canada, Limited, here. He was unmarried.
Attractions for The
Holiday Season
At the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, commencing on Monday and showing Tuesday
and Wednesday, Christmas Day, a
100 per cent, talking picture, 'Kitty'
will be the attraction. This is a
throbbing, pulsating heart drama of
a woman's passion for life aad love,
actually produced amid the natural
and picturesque settings of one of
the most charming beauty .spots of
the famous River Thame:-. It in by
the author of "Sorrell and Sun,"
and is well worth going to see. The
management of the llo-llo have been
the recipients of many expressions
of congratulations on the showing of
the last all talking picture, just concluded, "The Argyle Case," which
was said by patrons to be the best
they had ever heard. The attraction
for the latter part of tho week will
be "The Isle of Lost Ships," a story
of the mysterious Sargasso Sea.
On Christmas Eve a bin carnival
dance will be held at the Ilo-Ilo
dance hall with music by the well
known Merry Makers' five-piece orchestra. This same orchestra will
also supply the music at a big carnival dance New Year's Eve in the
| same hall. A real good jolly time is
! assured and with such a well known
[orchestra,"supplying the latest dance
I hits no one should miss these two
dances.
Surprise Sprung In
Crib Tournament
A big surprise was sprung In the
cribbage tournament just completed at
the Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Club building when two young boys.
members of the club, showed the ok!
timers just how crib shciild be* played.
A great deal uf interest was shown In
this last tournanPJit eu . ~ r&soril entry was received. AU tournaments at
the club this winter have been very
successful and much more interest
shown than has bcen the case in previous years. The only section where
interest was not maintained was the
senior billiard tournament. After due
consideration, the board of management decided to make it a junior billiard tournament with the age limit
set at 20 years, Entries for this are
now being received by thc secretary.
Entries are also being received for
an indoor quoiting tournament and
this popular game having a largo number of followers a record entry i.s anticipated.
The two boys winning the last crib
tournament were H. Buchanan and J.
Taylor with 28 points, the second pair
being W. Whyte and D. Stevenson with
27 points. R. T, (Bobbyi Brown was
,o taken back by the young boys winning that he says there is still one
game the old timers excel at and that is
the old panic of seven-up. Consequently a tournament Is to be conducted for
this game aud the secretary at the
club ts busy recording entries.
Shower For Bride
The  home of Mrs.   S.   Cameron,
Sr., was on Thursday  evening the
scene of a delightful miscellaneous
I shower   for   which   Mrs.   J.   Irvine,
Mrs, T. Baird, Mrs. Aspesy and Mis.
■ S.   Robertson   were   joint   host esse',
j in   honor of  Mrs.  S.  Cameron,  Jr,
! (nee Margaret Gibson),    A  merry
t time   was   spent   at   cards,   games,
1 music nnd dancing.    Card winners
were: First, Mis. Hunt; second, Mrs,
Kate   Weir.     In   the   puessing   contest   Mrs.   Jas.   Potter  was  winner,
' Mrs.   Frnscr   Watson   capturing   tb'*
I prize   for  musical  chairs  and   Mrs.
Derbyshire for the candy contest. A
, bountiful slipper was served by the
: hostesses    assisted    by    Miss    Nellie
! Cameron,  after  which   little   Willie
Iivin** and l.u/.ie Baird wheeled in
u> the room a waggon decorated in
I lovely rainbow colors, heavily laden
with   sifts,   the   latter   making   the
| presentation in a mat speech.    The
Ktiest of honor made reply, thanking
all  the  friends  for their  kindness.
Adding tn the fun of the cvenin.,'
was the appearance of Mrs. T. palrd
and Mrs, G. She iter, masquerading
ns bride and groom and songs by
Mrs. J. Potter, Mr.s. J. Thomson and
recitations hy Mrs. Fraser Watson.
Dancing and music wound up a very
pleasant evening.
Victim of Scalding
Accident Laid
To His Rest
Mr. Robert McGrath Also Loses
Mother Same Week
The funeral of little Robert McGrath, of Cumberland, who wns
scalded to death last Tuesday evening, look place Saturday in thc presence of a large gathering of friends
anH sympathisers. Rev. J. R. Hewitt
officiated. Pallbearers were R. Kenyon, D. Stockand, J. Murray and J.
Smith.
Floral tributes were sent by the following: Pillow—Mother, father, sister
and brother: Wreaths—Mr. and Mrs.
A. Marshall: Sprays—Mr. and Mrs, T. j
Hobbs, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Smith and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams, Mr.
and Mrs. D. Stockand, Mr. and Mrs. j
J. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marocchi..
From Xannimo—Mr. and Mrs. Good.:
Mr. and Mr.s. Knight, Mr. and Mrs.;
Morton, Mr. and Mrs. Martin and
daughter Mrs. White, Mr. and Mrs
Crawshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart. Mr.
■Mid Mrs. Bcgoff, Mr. and Mr.*-:. Joe
Ctrey.
From Vancouver: Mr. and Mrs. i
Phillip and Willie, a spray.
During last   week   Mr.   McGrath I
received word of the death of bi:
mother in Scotland.
The family wishes to take this means
of expressing its thanks and apprcci-
atlon of kindnesses of all who helped
In their hour of trouble and those who
sent lloral tributes.
Only one game was played in thc
Cumberland and district cribbage
league this week when the City team
met the Athletic Club team in ihe latter's club rooms on Wednesday night.
A most interesting session was thoroughly enjoyed by players of both
teams. Games in every instance were
very close. First one team would hold
a slight advantage then thc other. At
the end of the thirty-fifth game the
City team was leading by one game.
eighteen to seventeen. For the last
^ame. the Athletic club chose their
captain. F. Martin and J, Miller whilst
the City tram relied on their captain.
W. P. Symons and Turnbull. The last
game started with all other players
crowded round the table to see either
a win recorded for the City or the Athletic Club to make a draw of it. Martin and his partner holding some real
■4Cod hands ran out easy winners, the
scores on the nights play being eighteen games each. The following is thc
league standing up to date:
P.
W
L.  D.
Pts
Vp(s
5
3
1     1
7
Athletics
i
2
1     1
6
Union Bay
4
2
2    0
4
Nondescripts
J
2
3    0
4
City
5
1
2    2
4
Comox ..
3
1
2    0
2
Owing lo the bad state of the roads
it was decided to call off the games
with Union Bay and Comox and on
eirort will be made to have these games
played at thc earliest possible date.
Schools Closed for
Christmas and New
Year Holidays
Santa Claus visited the Cumber j
land Public and High Schools this|
1 morning    for    both    teacher;*    and
pupils,    in  every  room  Christmas I
I ices   had   been   erected   and   many
presents  were  noticed  at  tho  fool
of the trees.    Nearly every clasfl In
the Bchool gave a small concert and
parents and friends of the scholar
attended   in   largo   numbers.     After i
the concerts and wishes for a Merry'
Christmas had been extended to all,:
the school broke up for a good holiday.     The   term    will   commence
again on .Monday, January the Oth.
Cumberland,   Deo.   16.—The   lowly I
horse haq once more come into his j
Own, or at least for a time., several:
;haviug during thc heavy snow-storm j
i been pressed into service by local mer-1
■ chants tn making their deliveries. It
has been hard going for oars, the Island stages and express deliveries be-
tween thin point and Nanaimo being
j unable lo keep up to schedule.
Short Session of
City Council
Mayor Maxwell Absent; In Vancouver On City Business
The regular meeting of the City
Council held on Monday night was
presided over by Alderman C. J. Parnham in the absence of His Worship the
Mayor who was away in Vancouver
where he attended the meeting of the
board of arbitrators in the matter of
the proposed electric light purchase.
In addition to Alderman Parnham.
there were present, Aldermen J. Led-
ingham, W. Henderson, J Williams and
D, Bannerman Minnies of the prc-
vious meeting were read by city clerk
Cape and adopted as read.
There was very little business before
the council and only one communication, this being from F. A McDermid.
'hi* Civ's solicitor in the electric light
question, The communication wus ordered received and lll**d
HilK ;mil am nuts to the amount ot
$1541.0!) were presented and referred
tothe finance committee and ll found
correct ordered to hi- paid
Foi the finance committee Alderman
Ledingham reported bank balances tn
be General, 18,188.64; School account
11,074.03; Saving account, soaoao.
Io ;i .!?■ .1 other committees were re-
celvcd -ill reports showing the working
ol ih'' various departments to he en-
Iri Ij   satisfactory.
Under tlie heading ol unfinished
business lhe applications from Mr h
.1 Treen and Mr. Alfred Maxwell for
the renting ol the residence of the
chief of police which has just become
vacant wcie considered. The council
decided in favor ol Mr. Maxwell and
placed the rent of same at $10.50 per
month It was also decided tu leave
lhe matter of repairs to this house in
ihe hands of the Board nf Works.
I Prizes    (Jiven    Hy    Cmberland
Electric To Public School
Students
j The following essays are the winning
■ papers in an essay competition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Edison's
| invention of the incandescent light.
j The competition, sponsored by Cumberland Electric Light Company, was
conducted in Divisions I and II of the
Public school. The prize winners. Barbara Martin, Div. I. and Ina Hubert-
son, Div. II. were presented with flashlights by Mrs. Clinton, who also judged
the competition,
Thomas Alva Edison
'By  Barbara  Martini
Thomas Aha Edison was born of
Dutch paternal ancestry. His mother
wns a Scotch schoolmistress of Quaker
blood. She taught her son who was
interested in Inventions. At the age
of sixteen Edison got a job as night
operator in a telegraph company.
Later Edison moved to Boston and
won thc title of the Western Union's
fastest operator.
Later he moved to New York, and
with his skill and luck hc was made
superintendent of the Gold Stock
Company. Here he invented a stock
ticker and the first duplex telegraph
which no one would touch. The company bought him out lor forty thousand dollars.
The first Edison phonograph was Invented in 1877, Soon after this he Invented ihe Incandescent lamp. Perhaps his greatest invention for the
public was the old kinetoscope, now
changed into the moving picture.
Soon after this lie invented a nickel-
brass battery, which made the new
Bell telephone a commercial success.
The first Edison phonograph and the
incandescent lamp are now in the
Kensington Museum, London.
Edison was no less honoured abroad.
He was made a member of the Legion
of Honour of France, and later was
made a commander.
Edison was married twice.
Thomas Edison
i By Ina Robertson—Aged 12)
Thomas Edison was born in Milan
on February 11th, 1H47. As a child he
was so frail and delicate that his parents thought he was too weak to attend school,
At Port Huron he went to school for
three months. This was all the formal
education he received, His mother,
having been a teacher, undertook to
educate him at home.
Edison got permission from the
Grand Trunk Railway to sell newspapers, fruit, and tobacco on the {rain.
He and thejr hired chore-boy, named
Michael Oakes. had a fruit wagon and
in one year Edison' turned six hundred
dollars over to his mother.
Hc was interested in setting up and
operating a telegraph line connecting
! his home with his friends', and got
the news in the newspaper. His father
!was so interested In it that he and
| Thomas would sit up until three o'clock
In the morning listening.
| Later, in Boston. Edison became an
[operator. One day he was sitting In
'an office waiting for work. Three boys
came running up the stairs shouting
that the wires were out of order. Edison ran out of the room and repaired
'the wires. Soon he was made head of
j this company.
It was while In Boston, that Edison
; made his first invention. I' was the
j tin-foiled phonograph Later he Invented the telephone and electric light
j He also invented the motion picture
camera. In 1891 he had many Electric
Light Offices nn Mansion Street
LOGGING OPERATIONS
ON THE ISLAND
NOW SUSPENDED
ah fori * ■ lucl peratl ns on the
Island will be u pi ndi d lor the hol-
ni.iv i.,. on, u d It I ■■ pet ti d, In most.
eases, that there will be i longer cessation irom work than is usually the
■.' •■ s '.. ■ ' i dltl n have justified the usual holiday period being
extended. There has been .i treat deal
ot snow ai point Dp-1 iland, and as
conditions are nut encouraging at the
present time In tin' Industry, It is probable that the opportunity will be seised to shut down, while mai hlni ry overhaul is undertaken
Mrs, A. II. Clinton is a business
visitor to Vancouver, leaving Cumberland on Thursday morning,
CHIUSTMAS MUSIC
AT UNITED CHURCH
\ Christmas music will be rendered
by tlu- choir of Cumberland United
Church on Sunday evening, Decern-
i ber 22nd, ut 7 o'i In, k. A Bpeclal
Christmas message will lie delivered
j by the 1'astor, the Rev. J. U. Hewitt.
I Everyone  cordially  invited.
Uq-Uo Theatre, this Friday and Saturday
"Say it with Songs"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
"Kitty"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
"Isle of Lost Ships" PAGE TWO
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 192a
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND, lit'
EDWARD W. BICKLE
\ CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM
THE CHURCH
My dear Friends,—
Thiough lho courtesy of the Editor I am being
permitted to use these columns as a moans of ex-
tending to one and all the seasonable greetings
of the congregation of Holy Trinity Church. May
this Christmas be a time of happy family re-unions, friendship and peace, and may the New
Year be one of increased prosperity to all and the
city in which we live.
CHRISTMAS! What a host of memories this
word conjures up! In many ways it is a season
in which the past, present and future all blend.
Per onally, as each Christmas comes round I always experience anew some of the thrills and ex-
citemenl of my own childhood days, and the pleas-
le anticipation wilh which I looked forward
to this (lav, and 1 expect most of us 'become as
little children' at this time and enter into the
spiril of the legend of dear old Santa Claus once
more. Christmas is essentially the Day of the
Child, li is a time of happiness; a time of giving]
and forgiving; a time of goodwill; and, may it
be said, a time of natural festivity! The message of Christmas is one that makes a universal |
appeal to young and old alike. We know why this, dw?
is so, though in the joy and festivity which marks
iii, season we are apt. sometimes, to forget that
on this day we are given the opportunity to commemorate the Birthday of Our Lord.
May I therefore be allowed to make a humble
appeal to all, and especially to parents, to try and
bring into their homes the Message of the first
manufacturer.
He is asking the free insertion of an advertisement which
should bring the newspaper $7 or S8 at the regular reader
rate.
This is only one of hundreds of like requests received
| from manufacturers and others who seek space  in  the
weekly newspapers without paying for it.
\    The reader copy is not used.   It goes to the waste paper
I basket.   We'll light a fire v lth it.
That is the trouble with tco many of our Canadian manufacturers. They want something for nothing. Like too
many people, they pay for everything connected with the
manufacture and sale of their product, then demand free
' publicity—tlie niost important element connected with the
transaction—free of cost.
They seem to think the newspaperman is just waiting
lor the copy and will tumble over himself rushing it into
print.
There may have been a time in the life of weekly newspapers of British Columbia, when the free publicity grafter
succeeded in putting it over. Not now. Yet he persists, and
will persist so long as there is a chance to get something
for nothing.
These free publicity hunters do not know their onions.
Listen to what John H. Perry, president of the American
Prss Association, has to sa; on thc influence of thc country weekly:
"The force that controls tliis country of ours, in the long
run. is tlio rural editor, iu his capacity as spokesman for
the hundreds of thousands ,vlio live and earn their living
on the farms and in the v.llages and towns.*'—Okanagan
Commoner.
CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENTS
Christmas Day.    In doing this I believe we
will!
Christmas entertainments! How tlie children enjoy theml
What is it that makes their little entertainments so splen-
Tlieir stage fright helps a little. The sea of heads
in the audience confuses them aud gives them stage fright,
but whether they make perfect orations, or fail in the attempt, their baby faces creep into the hearts of thc people
and make them glad.
All the people love children always, and aro especially
tender towards them at Christmas time. This affection is
born in all men.   If it were not so the human race could
not survive.   So if they distinguish themselves in their re
citations we love them; if they break down, we love them
in their discomfiture. This is how the matter stands, and
no mother need be ashamed of her boy because he fails
in his "piece."—North Shore Review.
not only make the day a happier and more sacred
one in our own lives, but we will be teaching our
children to realize that Christmas means something more than a mere round of eating and the
giving and receiving of presents.   The suggestion
] make is that on Christmas morning or some- A I'RWER
time during the day, we should take our bibles uvwrmv fa™ nw  ,vn „■ Tuv
alu] read through the story of the Birthday of I BT ME n° Jn W°EK EACH DAY and & THE
Christ, or else tell it in our own words. Let us' L, d/lrkeno< houls °f *«!»'» overcome me- "'^ ' *><"
gather our children around us, and let Dad audi , . £orft J" st.m&* tn''lt comforted me in the des-
fool her live once more in the simple appeal which : °h>''™ »' »*« tunes.
the Christmas message made to them as child-1    Ma>' *stl" r,n(1 *« bt'l*ht hours *at f°un(1 me walking
over the silent hills of my childhood, dreaming on the
To those who would like to join in with others; nmr«'m Df thc i"iet ri™'. wh™ ■» He™ slowed within me
in a corporate act Of thanksgiving the services of !'lml ' Promised my early God to have courage amid the
the church are available.   Perhaps there are some tempest of the changing years.
who will gratefully give up a little of their time sl>'-"'e me from bitterness and from sharp passions ot
on Christmas Day for this purpose and come to; unguarded moments.    -May I not forget that poverty and
these services with their children, thus making
it a real day of family worship and thanksgiving.
Whatever you decide to do, I know you will
accepl this letter in the spirit of happy greeting
and goodwill in which I am permitted and privileged to publish it.
ERIC 0. ROBATHAN, Vicar,
Cumberland, B.C. Holy Trinity Parish.
Power of the Weekly Newspapers
"Please use in earliest edition. Many thanks for past
favors," is the printed instruction accompanying a reader
advertisement received by the Commoner from a cigarette
riches are of the spirit
Lift my eyes from tho earth and let me not .forget the
uses of the stars. Forbid that I should judge others lest
I condemn myself. Let me not follow the clamour of
the world, hut walk calmly in my path.
Give me a few friends who will love me for what I am
and keep forever burning before my vagrant steps thc
kindly light of hope.
Though age and infirmity overtake me and I come not
within sight of the castle of my dreams, teach mo yet to
be thankful for life, for golden memories that are good
and sweet and may thc evening's twilight find me gentle
still.—Selected.
Mrs. S. Miller was again the gue>t
The ladies' crib club met at the
in,me of Mrs. Chas. MacDonald on
tVi Inesday night when it was unanimously decided to postpone further meetings of the club until af
ter the Xew Year holiday. In the
play on Wednesday night, Mrs. Littler obtained top score with 720,
Mrs. Maxwell, Jr., being second,
of the clui, and obtained the con
solation prize. Refreshments were
served and it was announced that
the next meeing of the club would
take piaee at the home of Mrs. Chas.
Walker, after tbe Xew Year.
Gift Suggestions in a largo and varied selection of Fancy and Novelty Goods, Ladies'
Purses and Handbags, Scarfs. Silk Hosiery. Kid, Fabric and Fur Lined Gloves, Fancy
Needlework, Choker and Bead Necklaces.
Non-Ravel Silk Underwear. Pyjamas, Nightgowns, Dance Sets, Vests, Bloomer Sets in Fancy
Christmas Boxes
Lace Collars, Flowers, Fancy Buckles, Kimonas and House Slippers, Ladies' Silk Parasols. Silk and Velvet
Dress Lengths. Fancy Towels
Special Values in Evening and Afternoon Dresses tn Velvets, Crepes and Satin, from   SI3.75 to $23.50
Cellaese and Rayon Bed Spreads in plain self-colors with fancy Shearing and Ruffles, in Old
Rose. Ciold and Nile Green, from $7,50 to $16.50
Christmas  Handkerchiefs  in  fancy  boxes,   from
35c. to 51.25
Christmas Novelties in Shoctrees, Manicure Sets,
Vanity Sets, Powder Pttils, Necklaces and Work-
boxes, Toilet Cases, Atomizers and Fancy Trays.
EVERYTHING FOR TIIE BABY
Polka Jackets,  Silk  and Voile Dresses,  Bootees,
Bibs. Bonnets, Rattles. Toilet Sets, Silk Covers and
Teddy Bear Toys
Cut G'.ass and Hand Painted China. Casseroles.
Salad Bowls. Berry Dishes, Cake Stands, Biscuit
. lars, Marmalade Jars, Nut Bowls and Crackers.
CjmF FS! nn<1 p<">cy Tc" p°'s
MEN'S DEPARTMENT
GIFTS!
Hats.   Caps.
New Suits in plain Navy and Navy with pin stripe.   Overcoats in Chinchilla and Tweeds.
Sweater Coats.   Jumbo Knit Pull-over Sweaters in Plain Black and White.
BATH  ROBES   AND  SMOKING   JACKETS
Pyjamas. Shirts—Silk and Broadcloth in individual Boxes. Ties, Mufflers. Socks, Suspenders, Carters,
Armbands, Belts. Cloves, Handkerchiefs—all put up In fancy Christmas Boxes. House Slippers, Hair
Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Collar Cases, Handkerchief Cases, Curl Links, Tie Pins, Leather Purses and
Card Cases, Tobacco Pouches, Cigarette Holders. Cigarette Cases, Bridge Sets, Suit Cases, Club Bags and
Trunks, Auto Rugs.
BOYS' DEPARTMENT
Suits. Overcoats, Long Pants, Knickers and Bloomers, Shoes ond Oxfords in Black and Tan, Hosiery,
Caps, Shirts and Blouses. Sweaters, Jumbo Knit Sweater Coats—Black with Orange Trimming and Red
wilh Black trimming, Heavy All-Woo! Mackinaw Coats and Blazers, Fine Kid Gloves, Wool Gloves, Cowboy Gauntlets. Pyjamas, Belts, Ties, Handkerchiefs. Mufflers, Tie and Muffler Sets.
P. P. Harrison
Earrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay            Phone  253
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel  in Evenings
Telephone 11511 or 24
KING GEORGE HOTEL
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
CENTRALLY   LOCATED
(Zlicqberlarjd
Hotel
AcrinmoiuTiON the hest
HiMims Strum  Ileuled
>T. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
■ Ciimmertinl
; Head qui*. Ner*
Ratei      J
Heas'inahle !
Noted Eagle Was
Visitor at Aerie
(Continued from page one)
Madame President that the meet-
inga hod not been attended as well
as they would have liked. He urged
them to get together and work in
harmony with the Aerie. They would
be well recompensed for their interest in Eagledom and, hc said
"Within Uie past year, in response
to thousands of eager requests, the
order has authorized the  institution
of   ladie ■'   auxiliaries,   in   order   to
give   the   wives   and   daughters   of
aerie  members some of the prlvll-
of Eagle companionship, hitherto enjoyed by tho men only.   The
read enthusiasm which exists
is   amply   shown   by   the   fact   that,
four months after the Grand
Aerie announced that it was ready
titute chapters, more than two
; ;  of these wore created.
"I   have  told  you  some  of  our
practical   and   ideal  achievements,"
m .j   the   speaker.    "They   11-
our   aims   and   purposes.
.11 the reason for our rapid
growth.
■I i.f   Fraternal  Ordor of  Eagles
not only offers you material bene-
. ,. op lortunlty to join these
■' , lovements, which have as
■..! th(  bottermont of humanity."
Before concluding his very inter-
omarks, he asked tho brother;
to gel behind their Worthy Presideni, Mr. Alfred Maxwell, who was
taking office for the first time and
give him all the support they possibly
could. Interest your fellow citizen
in Eagledom and help to make Cumberland Aerie one of the strongest
In thi Province. He had gone over
the records of the local with the
secretary and he was very pleased
indeed to learn of the good stand-
It showed that the
vitally interested
: was of tho opin-
little more effort,
e   could   be   made
■ local,
ing nf tl,
members were
and he, pi rsona
ion that wilh i
Cumberland Ae
even better Mill.
Kefre-diments were afterwards
served by an energetic Ladies' committee und many citizens met Mr.
Hun low for the first time, being
groatly impressed by his*. sin<x*rity.
A number of ladies called on Mrs I thanked their friends for their very
jE. L. Saunders on Thursday night. P"™1 eifts. Those present included
I.. .     ,  .     ,     .. .. ,       . . I Mesdames Weir, Aspesy, J. Haroc-
, the occasion being her birthday. Ai-i   ,.    _       ,        «,./«, »,.,,
chi, Saunders, Schmidt, McMillan,
ter Mrs. Saunders had got over hor Prance8cmi( Balagno, Frelone, Mur-
surprise, cards were indulged in, ray an(j the Misses Saunders and
i winners  being  Mrs.  Balagno,  first;  Murray.
| Miss Verna Murray, second.    Dur-I *
] ing the evening refreshments were "A golden wedding Is when a couple
.served and Mrs. Saunders presented have gone fifty-fifty."
' with  a   personal   gift.     A   further |  o	
| surprise was sprung by the guest.i No mere man can ever understand
j when Mrs. Murray was also present- why a woman will pay five dollars for
' ed with a gift of the same descrip- a pair of stockings that give the im-
! tion as Mrs. Saunders'. It was also pression that she isn't wearing stock-
! Mrs. Murray's birthday.   Both ladies | ings.—Ottawa (Kans) Journal.
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FIRST CLASS WHITE
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Dyers and Dry Cleaners
Special   family   laundry   rate.
OrderB  left  at  the  Ritz  Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will r«-
cetve prompt attention.   A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones:  Courtenay, 226
Cumberland 150
The GEM
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Opposile Ilo-Ilo Thcatr«
Cumberland, Ii. C
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Practical Barber & Hairdresser.
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 6uc
M-—TELEPHONE 100
TAXI
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Day Every
Sunday Morning
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C,
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CUMBERLAND ISLANDER CUMHERLAND, B.C.
PAGE THREE
H
STAR LIVERY STABLE §
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor. W
About Christmas
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
The old-fashioned mince ;
<£   scribed in Mission's "Travel;;
W  land" as a "most learned n
l^'neats'   tongues,  chicken,  eg:
\r  raisins,  lemon and  orange
yT \ various kinds of spicery."
a ; be as weil to explain in thesi
a   times that the word "neat" 1
/ animal of the bovine kind.
$>      Speaking of mince pies, hi
■It , are there that know what
In thi
e is de-
in Eng-
ixture of
:, sugar,
peel and
it might
1 modern
'leans an
i',v many
they   are
lime of
lOCht Talking Pictures
■
at the
ILO-ILO THEATRE, Cumberland
Nferjar'
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
December 23rd, 21th and 25th
1
i-
r=
-.
IS
li
I
im"
By the Author of "SORRELL AND SON"
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
December 26th, 27th and 28th
A story of the Mysterious Sargasso Sea
i
Queen Elizabeth, they were colled
'minched" pies, und "shrid" pies, but
'he idea In their making was always
he same, although the shape has al-
;ered in recent years.  The spices in the
j Mes are supposed to remind tlie eater
j if them of the costly spices brougt to
[ Bethlehem by the wise men oi the
East, while the shape was originally
:hat of the "cratch" or manger in
.vhich the Babe was laid. They evidently tasted just as nice in the old
times, as some member of the family
had to sit up and guard the pie to present it being stolen. Herrick, a long-
ilnce-forgotten poet, describes the custom:
"Come guard this night the Christmas
pie
That the Thiefe, though ne'er so she,
; With his flesh hooks don't come nie
To catch it;
i -From him. who all alone site there.
: Having his eyes still in liis care.
■ And a deale of nightly feore
To watch It."
A number of customs have died out
I with the years, among them that of
serving "plum porridge." A certain
Mr. Brand who dined at the chaplain's
table at St. James's on Christmas Day.
1801, writes that the first thing served
' was a tureen of "rich lucioua plum
porridge." Yuledough or dow, kind of
baby, or little image of paste, was formerly baked at- Christmas, and presented to their customers by the bakers. The Yuledough was. perhaps, intended for an image of tlie Child Jesus
with the Virgin Mary.
Plum porridge may have disappeared from thc menu, but plum pudding is
still the great "piece de resistance" on,
all British tables. There is only one
known case of the pudding being served
in the form of porridge, and that was
long ago in France. Henri Quatre
wished to entertain the English Ambassador on Christmas Day with
"plomb pudding," and very careful orders were given to the King's chef.
The only thing the King forgot to mention was the cloth, and the pudding
was served as soup in immense tureens.
In Victoria days there were few
homes ln England where the plum pudding did not appear with a piece of
holly stuck in it. In some puddings
silver pieces, small rings, thimbles and
other kuicknacks were pl&ced, the finding of these articles meaning p 'osper-
lty. marriage, spinsterhood and such
"ike happy auguries for the future.
At old-time Christmas dinners i;
was no unusual tiling to see a pie served in a crock with a peacock's head
decorating It. Sometimes roast peacock was served with the game course,
the tall feathers always appearing with
the roast bird. Then the boar's head
must not be forgotten. It was the
■ chefe servyce" bringing' In the soused
boar's head and it was done with great
ceremony,
A great many people wonder about
the X in Xmas. It really is the Greek
! letter Chi 'sound ch'. which looks like
an English X. It stands for the initial
letter  of  Christos,   or  Christ,   which
; means "The Anointed One." from the
Greek verb "chiro," "I anoint," Some-
; times the characters XP are used in
church embroideries, the P being placed usually on top of tlie X.   p is the j
. Greek letter "Rho," which has some-
what the sound of the English "r." soi
the letters XP mean ' Chr," an abbreviation for "Christ."
The symbol IHS is often used also.:
These are often taken as the initials ol
the Latin words, "Iesus Hominum Sal-
vator," "Jesus Saviour of Men." Pro-,
bably a more archaic meaning is that!
they are the two first letters I E. cop-'
itals, and the final letter s, small, of!
tiie word "Iesous," meaning Jesus,   So'
, IHS XP means Iesous Christos. Jesus'
, Christ.
Many people are puzzled about tlie
meaning of these symbols on account |
of the confusion with the English let-
C our tenay Locals
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Nelson arrived
home from Vancouver on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Smillie and
=on Bruce motored to Victoria on Saturday where they spend the next two
weeks.
• *    •
Miss Mary Sutton spent the weekend at Campbell River,
• •    *
Miss Marguerite McLennan, of
Campbell River, spent the week-end
with her sister. Mrs. Walter Cliffe.
Courtenay avenue.
• •    •
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Smillie, of Nanaimo, arrived on Friday and will
spend ilie next two weeks here. Mr.
Smillie is relieving his brother. Mr.
Wm. Smillie. of the Union Oil Company, while the latter is on his vocation.
• • •
Tommy McLoughlin. of Seattle, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs, P.
MoLoughlln, at Headquarters.
• •   •
Mayor Pearse and Fred Field returned from Victoria Wednesday after having to leave their car and take the
train on account of adverse weather
conditions to the south.
• •    •
Christmas examinations were concluded to-day at the high school, Arrangements were made for the writing of papers at home where students
were kept from school owing to the
presence of mumps in their residences.
• «   •
Courtenay United church received
gifts for the needy Sunday, the annual
.vhite gift day.
• •    •
R. H. Harrison has practically completed the new residence on Puntledge
avenue for Miss E. M. E. Johnson.
• •   •
The Anglican Parish Hall fund benefitted to the extent of some $1G as a
result of a sale of watercolors and
musicale given by Mrs. Theed Pearse at
her home last Tuesday. The Misses
Sheila Allard. Olive Anderton and
Margaret Inglis contributed vocal
numbers pleasingly and Mrs. Wm.
Booth and Mrs. Wm. Cooke presided
at the urns.
Mrs. J. L. Cairns. Union Bay road.
■ave a whist party for her brother.
James Former, who come out from
.Manchester recently, and his fiance,
Miss Nellie Booth. Three tables were
played and prizes were won as follows:
Ladies, first. Miss Nellie Booth; consolation, Mrs. Harry Grieves; gentlemen, first, E. J. Loggie; consolation,
Paul Hellan.    A very enjoyable dance
followed.
•   •   •
Katherlne Moore has returned from
Vancouver after adding to her done- j
ing laurels. At a concert in the Woman's building sponsored by the Van- j
couver lodies' pipe band she won the
grand aggregate for the highland
dnncing numbers.
3. C. O'Rourke is spending the holiday j
season with relatives here.
TT1 pi •£.
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¥ *     Percolators    512.00    f
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ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL PLUMBING
AND REPAIR WORK.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
King George
Hotel
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO TRANSIENT GUESTS
DINING  ROOM
SAMPLE  ROOMS
Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland, B.C.
ters, Alpha and Omega, the first and
last letters of the Greek alphabet, are
more easily recognized, as they are unlike our characters. It is a pity that
the study of Greek is declining. There
are said to be only forty students taking it in all the Toronto high schools
combined. Many words in everyday
use, such as geography, photography,
cemetery, and so on, as well as more
technical terms, are derived from the
Greek. And we understand our own
language so much better when we are
able to recognize the root meaning in
words, and so we ore able to see ttt a
glance thc application of a new scientific term, without being obliged to
look up a dictionary,
a-a-SH=5a-=iKi^i
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Courtenay to Nanaimo
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—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
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SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
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 all the wanted lines carried
Central ^Barber Shop
A. GATZ, Proprietor
A full stock of Powders, Creams, Hrillianlinc und
Perfumes carried
RAZORS AND RAZOR BLADES
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
	
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials.
MOUliDlNOS,
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I
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER With, l»H
R -w-wlY*"
uack again-with the same
old tal.e-Merru Christmas^
Eclipse Barber
.Shop
0'M I
Ring Out,
. Fe IteM*/
S O Bells, may your cheery
chimes usher in a Christmas
replete with old-fashioned
cheer and a New Year portending the consummation of
your inmost desires and fondest ambitions.
CUMBERLAND MOTOR
WORKS
j Chat- Spooner,  Proprietor
S May Dame
fl Fortune Be
8 Waiting for You—
I' —Under the mistletoe to bell stow her blessings upon you.
[j And may the glow of thc
}! demure lady's kiss linger
,, with vou during all the year
| of 1930.
[}       FRELONE'S GROCERY
May All Good
Things Come
Your Way-
May the charming gifts of
Christmas be but the appetizer to a real feast of good
things  that  will start  with
the New Y'ear and last with
you forever after.
ROBINSON the TAILOR
That Old
Christinas
Spirit
on
It's the spirit of Peace
Earth and Good Will Towards
Men. May the accumulated
benevolence of 1!)2!) years of
the Christmas Spirit bless
you and yours.
HUDSON'S REPAIR SHOP
—On Christmas takes the
form of a pious wish that our
fellow men may enjoy peace
and prosperity. To you wc
offer our cordial expressions
of good will.
ROYAL   CONFECTIONERY
Mr. Claus was recently quoted as saving that he hoped
EVERYBODY would find
Christmas, 1029, the Merriest
Yule yet. May Santa's wish
and our's come true.
E. L. Saunders
The Family  Shoe Repairer
A Wish For
"Us Moderns':
May wc of 1020 enjoy the
same blessings, the same
sense of Yuletide cheer and
kindliness which our forbears have known for over
1020 years ....
CUMBERLAND & UNION
WATERWORKS CO., LTD
To Our Friends
Far and Near—
MERRY CHRISTMAS! May
the spirit of Yuletide envelope you and yours in a roseate aura of good will, good
times and good health. Such
is our earnest hope.
THE RITZ CAFE
Mrs. McRae, ProprietoreM
Greetings To All
Big and Small
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Central Barber Shop
Arthur Gatz, Prop.
Greetings of the
Christmas Season!
May your Christmas be a
Merry one, may the year 1930
bring you all that the heart
can desire, and may future
years bring even greater
scores of happiness nnd good
fortune.
HARLING & LEDINGHAM
A Feast of
Good Will!
If good wishes were edible
you could have a sumptuous
feast on our Holiday wishes
for you and your dear ones.
May you have a very Merry
Christmas.
WILCOCK & CO., LTD.
Lead Kindly
Light ....
May thc kindly light of love
and friendship lead us on
through the Yule Holidays
to Happy years of good fortune and devotion for the
rest of our lives.
A. MacKINNON
The Holly
and the Jolly
The holly is symbol of that
jollity that pervades all
Christendom on the Day of
Gladness. May your share of
the joy he bountiful, is our
wish.
TOMMY NAKANISHI
|iBc£een=eraeKswesri»MBsa3S'
When Santa's
Deer Come—
They will bring you a great
store of handsome gifts.
Likewise thc Spirit of Christmas brings a store of good
wishes. Among the latter
the sincere good will of
CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC
LIGHTING CO., LTD.
Christmas
Salutations
Our cordial good wishes for
a very Merry Christmas and
a New year of great happiness. May the Yule season
bring abundant joy to you
and yours!
C H. TARBELL & SON
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A Basket of
Good Cheer
May thc Yuletide basket of
cheer be laden with the fruits
nf friendship and good will
for you. We wish the very
heartiest of Merry Christ-
mascs.
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What Has Saint
Nick in His Bag?
We hope that for you he has
all the Yuletide blessings that
make existence happier and
worth while — good cheer,
good health and prosperity.
HENDERSON'S CANDY
STORE
May Your
"Ship Come
Home to Port"
We wish you a very, very
Merry Christmas and a New
Year which will witness the
fruition of your dearest hopes
and your fondest ambitions.
TOM ARMSTRONG
Eaajlei'  Home, Duiumuir Avenue
Greetings to All
Big and Small
To our grown-up friends we
offer our heartiest greetings
of thc season. And to the
small folk too—in the words
of Tiny Tim, who said, "God
bless us, one and all!"
HENDERSON MOTORS
MUMFORD'S GROCERY
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TURKEYS
DUCKS
GEESE
CHICKENS
An ideal Christmas Dinner will be assured if you make
your purchases at
Order yours NOW—It is the only safe way to insure
getting just what you want.   Just phone if you cannot call and we will reserve a turkey, duck or chicken
for you.    Satisfaction guaranteed.
Wilcock Co. Ltd
The   Family   Butcher
Xmas Suggestions
For Every Member of the Family
and Friends
Our stocks nre now complete with new seasonable goods, at
most reasonable prices. An early visit will be appreciated to
look over our stocks, so you may solve your wants and be
satisfied, as follows. —SHOP EARLY.
All well known brands of Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Tobacco,
Pouches, Cigarette Tubes, Cases, Cigarette Lighters, Ash
Trays and Tobacco Jars and Sets.
All well known makes of the Best Chocolates, in all sizes
from half-pound up to G-pound boxes.
EXTRA   SPECIAL—Large  Box  Family  Assorted  Chocolates  or Assorted  Candy  at       1.35  per box.
Christmas Stockings—Best Value Ever—all sizes; also Bon-
Bons, Crackers, Novelties, etc.
Fancy Dishes, Cups nnd Saucers, Bon-Bon and Cake Plates,
Bowls, Berry Sets, Tea Sets, Wine Glasses and Tumblers,
all sizes, etc.
Cuttlery, Tea Spoons, Carving Sets, Table Sets, Stainless
Knives and Forks, etc.
Full stock of Pocket Knives, Straight Razors, Safety Razors
Watches, Alarm Clocks, Flash Lights, etc.
All sizes of Sleighs at 95c„ $1.15, $1.25, up
Fancy Christmas Candies, Bon Bons, Jellies, etc., at 3Se. per
lb., 3  lbs. for $1.00; and 40c. per lb., 2  tbs. for 75c.
ROUND THE TOWN
During the past week, Cumberland merchants have been busy decorating their stores and getting
ready for the busy shopping this
week-end. All stores will be open
every night until Christmas Eve, but
' hat only leaves three nights for
hopping. It would be well for those
vho can possibly do so, to do their
-hopping early in the day. A perusal through our ads. will show you
ust what the merchants have to offer you.
In the grocery line, Mumford's
Grocery, Matt Brown's Grocery anil
Frelone's Grocery have a stock of
Christmas novelties this year, equal
to any store In much larger centres.
The same can be said of tho Dry
Goods merchants, Campbell Bros.;
their big store is a regular department store and gifts for the entire
family can be obtained. Sutherland's Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishing Emporium also have a high
grade stock and some real wonderful Christmas novelties are on display. Lang's Drug Store, just recently renovated with a wonderful
effect of show cases all round the
store is a place worth visiting.    At
the bakery establishments, Maroc- '
chi's and Mann's Bakery, all kinds
of plain and ornamental cakes are
on display, and at the latter store
a wonderful improvement has been j
effected by the installation of a new;
' and   large   show   case.     The   candy i
stores  are  also   displaying  a  num-j
j ber   of   wonderful   lines   and   the
j Royal Candy, giving tickets away
for every 25 cent purchase, for a
j monster drawing Christmas week,
is attracting a number of patrons,
l The Cumberland Motor Works and
Henderson Motors are also showing
something special in Christmas gifts,
whilst the Jewellery store of M.
Shiozaki is replete with many
Christmas novelties. Last, but not
least, is the magnificent display at
the City Meat Market, were literally
hundreds of turkeys, geese, ducks
and fowls are awaiting the eager
purchaser, and the same may be
said of Wilcock & Co., Ltd.
Burns Cronies
Hosts At Cards
Cumberland Burns Cronies' club were
hosts at a whlst drive and dance on
Saturday  evening  at Memorial   Hall
With 17 tables In play. Mrs. Buchanan
wns holder of highest score Ior Indies
with Mrs. J. D. Davis and Mrs. Nellie
Pearse runners-up. The former was
successful in winning second prize on
the cut of the cards. C. Grant and
T. Brown were winners of gentlemen's
lirst and second prizes respectively.
After the serving of delightful refreshments a jolly dance began which lasted till midnight, the Merry Makers'
orchestra supplying the music.
Officers Visit
Harmony Rebekahs
Cumberland, Dec. 16.—Mra. M. E,
Knight, of Ladysmith, president of the
Rebekah Assembly of British Columbia; Mr. J. C. Brown, Deputy Grand
Master of the Independent Order of
Oddfellows and Mr. P. McNiven, Grand
Herald, paid an official visit to Harmony Rebekah lodge on Monday evening. Addresses were given by the
grand officers and degree work was put
on by the local lodge. District Deputy
Susan Covert escorted the visitors and
Noble Grand Florence Parkinson presented the visiting president of the
Assembly with a beautiful tray on behalf of the members. Mrs. Hamilton,
of Courtenay, was also a visitor.
At the close of business, refreshments were served and a social time
spent.
Married Ladies
Win at Hockey
The stormy weather on Wednehday
night interfered with the scheduled
leagle hockey game between Union
Bay and Cumberland, the former team
not putting ln an appearance at all
and only part of the latter team. The
weather also interfered with the attendance, which was small. However,
an exciting game was played between
two ladies' teams, one of five single
ladies and the other of four married ladies, assisted by Miss Kathleen Stephens. The married ladies'
team won by a score of ten to six. Por
the married women Mrs. Harris and
Kathleen Stephens each scored five
nets while for the singles Kay Moore
siiot five, the other one being credited
to Lola Quinn who had exchanged
places with Sadie Trotter on the for
ward  line.
The teams were as follows: Mrs. N.
Battersby igoalt. Mrs. Len Hardliu'
(point), Mrs. Jolly (cover) Mrs. Jack
Harris and Kathleen Stephens (forwards).
Single—Lola Quinn igoalt, Sadie
Trotter (point), Babe McKenzie (covert, Bessie Scott and Kay Moore (forwards t.
After the ladies' game a men's game
was played between a team from Headquarters and a mixed team of Cumberland and Courtenay players, the
latter winning 13 to 7.
Jack Harirs refereed both games.
Christmas
Surprise Dishes
(By Betty Barclay*
There is a greater sameness aboul
the Christmas dinner than there is
about any of the other dinners of the
year. Of course, the bulklness of the
family pocket book decides the number of side dishes, the size of the turkey, the richness of the dessert and
such things, but no matter where the
dinner appears, it is very much like
the millions of other Christinas dinners that bring joy to myriads of
people at Christinas
There must be fowl—turkey, goose,
duck or chicken. There must be cranberry Jelly, celery, potatoes, rich stuffing, pumpkin pie and mince. Without
these things, Christmas is not Christmas, nnd when poverty stalks, benevolence slips around with a basket containing the essentials for most of these
dishes,
No matter how much mother complains about the stern necessity which
forces her to cook and bake and boil,
day after day and week after week,
through the remainder of the year, she
smiles and sings as she stews, boils,
bakes, roasts, cooks, fries and simmers
on this day of days. The preparation
of a Christmas dinner is a work of
love. The family are all home. George
Is back from college, Mary from the
hospital, Agnes and her husband from
the city. Nothing is too good for them
and no work is too strenuous.
It seems sometimes that Christmas
dinners are just a little too similar.
Much as we enjoy them, we know beforehand about what is to appear on
the table.   For that reason, it is a wise
Chocolates, an ever popular token of Christmas remembrances, are more than ever the Ideal Gift, if
they're Ganongs. What better or more pleasing
Christmas Gift could be wished for.
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mother who sees that one or two surprise dishes arc Included—little dishes
that breathe the air of Christmas and
that are brought to the table to bring
gasps of astonishment from the elders
and cries of delight from the kiddies.
Such dishes should be prepared very
largely from vegetables, fruits, milk or
some of the other alkaline foods, for
much as we enjoy our Christmas dinner we are forced to admij: that it is
usually an acid-producer. If the surprise dish or dishes are alkaline, they
will go a long way toward balancing
the acidity of the fowl, bread, pie-crust
and cakes that appear upon the table.
Celery, lettuce, oranges, apples, pineapple  these  and  similar  foods
should be kept in mind when preparing
the surprise dish. They are all alkaline
in their reaction. The orange which
so many think of as acid, is decidedly
alkaline in its ullimate reaction.
Here arc three suggestions for Christ-
as surprise dishes. Choose one or
two of them, add them to your Christmas dinner, and Bee how they aro appreciated by those before whom they
are placed.
Christmas Fruit Salad
Cover salad plate witli crisp leaves of
lettuce.    Add   one   slice  of   pineapple
fresh or canned) and on top place a
thick slice of orange, sprinkle a little
grated cocoanut over the fruit to give
the appearance of snow or frost. Top
the orange slice with a mound of flavored, whipped cream stiff enough to
stand up under the weight of a cherry,
raspberry or other colorful fruit or
berry which is used as a topper. Just
before serving, sprinkle the fruit and
ettuce base wilh a little syrup made
by mixing three teaspoons of sugar
with the juice of one orange and half
a lemon. Where something particularly Christmasy is desired, small candy
Santa Clauses may be placed on the
salad plates—possibly connected with
tiny candy reindeer on the opposite
side, with small ribbons or colored
strings.
Santa's Toy Bag
Scoop thc pulp from half a large
orange and use the nnd for Santa's
bag. Place this nnd on a salad plate
covered with lettuce leaves or any other
green. Then fill the bag with bits of
orange pulp, a few raisins, several
white grapes, small bits of marshmal-
Iow, cubes of apple and pineapple, a
mint or two, or anything of like nature
that you have on hand. Figs, dates,
canned berries, popcorn, cranberry
jelly, currants and bits of grapefruit
pulp are other goodies which may be
used—but, of course, not too many varieties should appear in the same bag.
Before serving, sprinkle with syrup
made by adding three teaspoons of
sugar to the juice trom one orange and
half a lemon, allowing some of the
syrup to trickle over the lettuce leaves.
Then sprinkle' a little grated orange
rind over the leaves to give an added
piquancy. Here again. Santa or his
reindeer may be used to advantage, if
such ornaments nre available. In each
of the toy bags placed before a child,
some small gift may be hidden, such
as a dime wrapped carefully In oiled
paper, or some little piecw of jewelry
or toy.
Make your Christmas Dinner a success by purchasing &
the best from the store that appreciates rfj |
your patronage.
PRIME  BEEF—Ail local stall  fed J|
City Meat Market
We Deliver
EXTRA  SPECIAL—3U   lb.  Pails  Fancy  Mixed
Candies at  $1.15 per pail
For your Table—Mixed Nuts, Fancy Glace and Crystal
Fruits, Preserved Ginger, Crystnlized Ginger, Table Raisins,
Layer Figs, Cake Decorations.
Christmas Fruit Cake in nil varieties and sizes, from 1  lb..
2 lb., 3 lb., 4 lb. sizes.
Wind Mills and Aerophmcs full of Christmas Biscuits at 65c.
Ye Old English Wines (non-alcoholic), Port, Loganberry,
Black Cherry and Ginger, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Assorted
Pop ,ete,
Kitchen Ware, etc.—Aluminum KettleB, Tea Pots, Percolators, Double Boilers, Pots, Quick Cooker, Waterless Cookers,
Pie Plates, Bread Pans, Jelly Pans, Oval Roast Pans.
Electric Irons, Percolators, Curling Irons and Electric Warmers,    Globes in all sizes, etc.
Silver Plated Ware, Salts and Peppers, Vases, Candle Sticks.
Full stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
MATT BROWN'S GROCERY
Tasty Pies and
Pastries for
Xmas
FRUIT CAKE
SHORTBREAD
AND ALL THE
NOVELTIES
SUITABLE FOR
CHRISTMAS.
CAKES CAN BE
HAD  PLAIN
OR DECORATED.
We make our Pies and
Pastries as fine as possible.
Our many customers tell us
they can't buy any better
anywhere. You would de
wisely by ordering now for
the holiday.
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Extraordinary
VALUES
Hundreds of Christmas Gifts await your choice—a
Kift suitable for every member of the family—a gif)
to suit every purse.
SILVER PLATED TEA SETS—FOUNTAIN  PEN'S
INDESTRUCTIBLE PEARL BEAD NECKLETS..
MEN'S AND BOYS' WRIST WATCHES
LADIES' AND GENTS' RINGS
in Groat Variety.
Come and Look Our Stock Over.
M. SHIOZAKI
Jeweller and Silversmith, Cumherland.
Listening to a Cumberland couple the
other day. this is what we heard*—
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I tell you FRELONE'S Christmas stock  is the best   1  have
ever    seen.      IT'S    A    FACT,
FOLKS.    You  should  see our
glBon-Bons  from 40c.  to $1.50.
« Boxes   of   Chocolates,   Cigars
jg I Cigarettes, Pipes and  Pouches,
in  fancy  Christmas wrap
pings.
SIROBINSON'S PLUM PUDDING and dark Fruit. Cherry,
Luxury, .Madeira, Sultana. Gen
oa and Victory Loaf Cakes.
Christmas Stockings and other
little   novelties;    Japanese  oranges, Mixed Nuts and Christmas Candies.
SI Frelone's Grocery
lg Phone Your Wants -We Deliver
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COTmULAWB ISLANDER, CUMBIRLANB, B.C.
FIUDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 11129
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Seasonable   Gifts   for   this   Christmas   time   are   now  on   view.
Our tables are loaded with  goods  suitable  for all  member,  of
the   family.     Let   us help  you  select just  what
you  are desiring.
LADIES' GIFTS—Ladies' Handkerchiefs—We have such an
assortment that you cannot fail to see something that will
meet  your approval,    rtoxos of Handkerchiefs at
35c, 50c, 60c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25
FLOWERS—We have a very choice array of chic flowers, in
a good choice of colors, in silver, gold, pink, rose,
blue and a number of other shades.
SILK UNDERWEAR—We have now on hand the largest solution of silk underwear we have ever shown, boxed separately,   Bloomers, 95c, $1.00, $1.25, nml the non-rip at $1.50,
also the vvll  known  Lockstitch; Ladies'  Silk Night Gowns,
$1.50 and $2.25;  Ladies' Pajamas, $2.75 to $4.50 per suit
Ladies'   Dressing Jackets;  Ladies Silk  Vests,  85c  and  $1.00
per  garment;  Ladies'  Rubber Aprons,  $75c.  to  $1.50
a good selection,
lies' Silk Hose, no more useful gift can be given than Silk
Hose.    We have four uf the best makes of Silk Hose on display and can olTcr a very fine choice of shades.    Our 91.50
Hose is a leader and can  be relied oa  to give  satisfaction.
Our 51.05 Hose is such that any lady may depend
on  the  utmost satisfaction.
MEN'S DEPARTMENT
FOR GENTLEMEN—Ties galore from 50c. to $1.50; Sox in
all the new shades from 50c. to $1.25 per pair;    Kid lined
Gloves in tan and grey, price $2.50; New Scarves in white
silk at $1.50 each, also at $2.50; Men's Dressing Jackets and
Coats, a few choice linos to show; Men's Forsythe Pajamas
with thc new bell at $3.50;  Men's Forsythe Shirts, a very
fine lot to select from; Men's Arm Bands und
and Sets; Men's Handkerchiefs.
CHILDREN'S  WEAR
Children's Sweater Coats and Pullovers, always acceptable;
Children's  Gloves  make  useful  gifts;  Handkerchiefs  for  the
I?       little tots; An assortment of Plush Rabbits, Dogs and other
P       animals suitable for Baby; Silk Underwear for children from
W       2 to 14 years; Silk Vests; Silk Bloomers; Silk Combinations;
M Silk Slips; Silk Nightgowns; Baby Bonnets; Girls'
g£ Rubber Aprons—a fine selection.
W, We have our tables lined with all kinds of choice goods suit-
|r able for Christmas Gifts. Step in and let us show you as
I? well  as  help  you  by  suggesting appropriate gifts.
FOR CHRISTMAS CIFTS—PHONE 134
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AL JOLSON   in
"SAY IT WITH SONGS"
at
ILO-ILO THEATRE, CUMBERLAND.
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Miss  Watson,  ot   the  Kindergarten     Miss Lizzie Henderson returned on
School, entertained a number of young
ohlldr-jn or the city at the Anglican
Hall an Tuesday afternoon. Games
were flayed and thoroughly enjoyed
by tl ? youngsters, following which,
Miss Watson served them with refreshments.
Mrs. Robert Strachan and children,
of Vancouver, arrived to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Mounce.
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Archie Dick has arrived from Vancouver where he is attending the university of British Columbia, to visit
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dick, over
the Christmas holiday.
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Mrs. Hewitt and daughter Ruth
spent a few days in Vancouver last
week, returning home on Saturday,
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Following their regular meeting last
week, Harmony Rebekah lodge enter
tained at a whist drive with eleven
tables in play. After the serving of
refreshments, prize winners were announced as follows: Ladies, flrst, Mrs.
Bobba; second, Mrs. Lockner; gentlemen, first, Mrs. S. Miller, substituting;
second, Mr. Younger.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. Richards and family, of Nanaimo, were recent visitors
here, the guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Richards, Penrith avenue.
!.OST—On Monday—2 Ten Dollar
Bills. Finder please return to Islander Office and receive reward.
7 PIGS FOR SALE—6 weeks old.  Apply F. Court, Royston Rd. 46-51.
ENGLISH   GRADUATE   NURSE
(CM.P.) — district trained, desires post, hospital or district.
Box  A,  Islander. t-f-n
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrath, of
[Cumberland, wish to express their
I thanks to medical and nursing staff of
I the general hospital for efforts in behalf of their little son.
Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
VICTORIA, B.C.
Est.  1890
HEADQUARTERS    FOR    RELIABLE    NURSERY    STOCK
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
—Catalogue Free—
Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Box 127, Cumberland
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DONT FORGET THE
Saturday from the capital where she
spent several days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Sr.
Mrs. M. E. Knight, of Ladysmith and
Mrs. Hamilton, of Courtenay, are
guests of Mrs. Chas. Whyte.
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Miss D. Cannon, Home Economics teacher, left on Thursday morning for her home in Belmont, Manitoba, where she will spend the
Christmas and New Year holidays.
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U. B. C. students arriving home
for the holidays include Misses Jean
MacNaughton and Norma Parnham
and Mr. Stephen Jackson.
Al. Jolson in "SAY IT WITH
SONGS" at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland, this week-end. Don't miss
tt!
Mayor A. Maxwell returned to
the city on Wednesday night after
attending the initial meeting of the
board of arbitrators in the matter
of the proposed purchase of the assets of the Cumberland Electric
Lighting Company, which took place
on Tuesday morning in the Vancouver Board of Trade rooms.
CHRISTMAS  DAY   SERVICES
Holy   Trinity  Church
Holy Communion—8 a.m.
Children's Service—10 a.m.
Matins and Holy Communion—11
a.m.   All welcome.
The annual Christmas Carol Service
will be held in Holy Trinity on Suiv
day eevning, Dec. 22nd at 7 p.m. Thc
sermon will be preached by Rev. A
W. Corker, of Comox.
Al. Jolson in "SAY IT WITH
SONGS" at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cumberland, this week-end. Don't mis:-,
it!
HEAVY MAIL EXPECTED
THIS WEEK END
We have been advised by th
local post office that a big incoming
mail is expected on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. To expedite thc
work nt the local post office, Christmas mail for local delivery must be
in the office on Saturday, December
21st at the very latest.
Thc Lady Foresters held a Christ
mas Tree at the Fraternal Hall on
Thursday night for children of the
members. A real jolly time was had
by the many youngsters present and
Santa Claus visited all there giving
each one a small gift from the senior members of the Order. Games
were played and bounteous refreshments served tn the young folks,
St. George's Young People
Present Unique Programme
The St. George's Young People's Society had a very unique programme at
their Monday night gathering. The
programme took the form of a children's Christmas entertainment of recitations, songs, instrumental duets
and marches, followed by a Christmas
tree when everyone received a toy,
also a bag of candy and nuts. The
programme was followed by refreshments,
The  young  people  contributed  the
sum of $8.50 to local Christmas cheer,
besides a number of toys contributed.
A most pleasant evening was spent.
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Al. Jolson in "SAY IT WITH
| SONGS" at the Ilo-Ilo Theatre, Cum-
I berland, this week-end. Don't miss
!it!
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For the Ladies and Girls
Leather Handbags and Purses, 75c. to $15.00
Fancy Sets of Ivory, Pearlin Ivory, etc., $7.00 to $50.00
Perfume Atomizers, $2.75 to $12.75
Framed Pictures and Mottoes, 60c. to $2.50
OTHER SUGGESTIONS
Toilet Sets, large assortment.
Silverware, Books, Kodaks, Albums, Chocolates in
Fancy Boxes, Note Paper.
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For the Gentlemen
Shaving Sets, $1.00 to $5.00
Military Brush Sets, $2.00 to $7.00
Leather Wallets, $1.00 to $3.50
Change Purses, 50c. to 75c.
Ash Trays, 35c. to $2.00
Cigarette Lighters, 35c. lo $1.50
Books, Cigarette Purses, Cigars, and Cigarettes, in
Fancy Boxes.
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IN ATTENDANCE
Gents, $1.00 Ladies, 25c.
REFRESHMENTS SERVED
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Cumberland
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Twenty-five
years
of good
service
Thanking thc Telephone
Company for promptness in
instalUng a monophone, a
Vancouver subscriber recently
write:
"During 25 years as tele.
ph< ne subscribers in Vancouver wc have never once had
(mt slon to complain, either of
thc service rendered by your
exchanges or courtesies ei-
tended by employees, when
personally coming in contact
with any of them."
B. C. TELEPHONE CO.
The Christmas Season will soon be here.   Save yourself a lot of work by letting us bake for you.
CHRISTMAS CAKES, SHORTBREADS,
SCOTCH BUNS
 All Cakes can be had plain or decorated,	
SATURDAY SPECIALS
YES, WE STILL CONTINUE SATURDAY SPECIALS
CREAM ROLLS, CREAM BUNS, CREAM CAKES,
CREAM SPONGES AND MEAT PIES
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
, KJ will be held on
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A FINE ARRAY
of seasonable goods now on display at our store.
FOR BEST CHOICE SHOP EARLY
k
Visit our Garage and see the wonderful assortment
of Accessories we have on display.
All the year round the
motorist enjoys driving
his car, So any item
that will make automo-
biling a greater pleasure
for him i3 an admirable
Christmas Gift. Choose
from this selection.
FUR GAUNTLETS
SPARE TIKE
SKID CHAINS
LAP KOBE
SPOT LIGHT
SHUTTERS
SNUBBERS
CIGAR LIGHTERS
Friendly. Courteous Service
at
Mumford's Grocery
If Yon Get It At Mumford's It's Good
Phone 71 Deliveries Daily
X
And a wide variety of other Auto Items,
from
Cumberland Motor Works
Official Garage of the Automobile Club of British Columbia
CLOSED ALL DAY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

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