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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
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CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLOMBIA   SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1924.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Dean Brock's
Famous Lecture
Saturday Night
GLORIA SWANSON
HAS GREAT ROLE IN
NEW PHOTOPLAY
Gloria Swanson'a latest Paramount
  (picture, produced by Sam Wood, is a
The lecture to be held in the Lecture ; pictu'rlzatlon of Charlton Andrew's
Hall of thc Cumberland Literary and i adaptation of Alfred Savolr's elebrat-
Athletic Association on Saturday j ed French farce, "Bluebeard's 8th
evenlug, January 12. wlll start promp-1 wife." It Is said to afford Miss
tly at 8 o'clock. \ Swanson one of the strongest rolos
Professor Brock is the Dean of tiie j of ilcr B(.reen career, and, what her
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
SHOWS A SURPLUS OF
OVER $6,000 DOLLARS
FROM A FINANCIAL VIEWPOINT,   YEAR  JUST   ENDED
GREATEST CIVIC SUCCESS SINCE INCORPORATION
(acuity of engineering of the Unlvei-
slty of British Columbia and Is ,i
geologist of Dominion wide reputation.
The subject chosen for the lecture
on Saturday evening is one that, It
was thought would be of most Interest
to the people of Cumberland, and In
ho far as the lecture wlll Include tbe
last Japan disaster with many illustrations the lecture should be must
instructive.
These lectures bave been made
available, tn Ihe people of. the district
with the understanding tliat there be
no charge; the admittance to be tree
and no collections taken.
The Literary and Athletic Association take great pleasure In being able
to provide entertainment of this nature and extend a most cordial invitation to all who wish to attend these
lectures.
This is the second of a series lo
be given this season. .A schedule of
the remaining lectures for the season
will be published in an early issue ot
the local press.
Smoker To Be
Held Saturday
The members of the Cumberland
section (Coal Branch) of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Met.il
urgy will hold a meeting in the
G.W:V.A. Hall on Saturday evening,
January 12th, Immediately after the
lecture in the Lecture Hall of the
Cumberland Literary - and Athletic
Association .which wlll take the form
of a Smoker. Visitors trom Nanaimo.
Ladysmith and Cassldy are expected
to be present and Dean Brock, the
noted Geologist, and. Pejft flf, ,lto I'lU-
women admirers will relish most perhaps, provides her with ample opportunities ror the display of amazing
gowns.
The story is that of a beautiful
daughter of French nobility whose
father Is Impoverished and wishes tn
marry her off to a man of wealth.
His wish becomes reality when a rich
American meets and falls in love with
her.     She also loves him.
Then lt Is learned that the American Is a."youthful Bluebeard" and
has been married seven times. One
wife, It is learned, died. The other
six he divorced. Miss SwanBon as
the 8th wife Is shocked by the coldblooded business arrangement made
of her marriage and determines she
will not be like the other wives, divorced.
So Bhe becomes his wife In name
only and exasperates him to continual
outbursts of temper. But she also
awakens his love and the real manhood In him. As a final taunt, Bhe
causes herself to be found in a compromising position with another man.
Her husband ls jealous and both realize he really loves her. She agrees
to give him a divorce but he, realizing what she means to him, does not
want It. Instead, he goes to ber
humbly, her sweetheart.
Miss Swnnson's leading man ln
"Bluebeard's 8th Wife," which wlll be
shown at thc Ilo-llo Theatre Frldey
and Saturday Is Huntley Gordon, a
populnr player. Paul Weigel, Frank
R. Butler, Robert Agnew and Irene
Dalton are In the cast.
verslty of B.C., will address the meet,
ing. Mr. Mortimer Lamb Sec. of the
B.C. Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metalurgy will also address the meeting In addition to
short talks by prominent local mining
men.
Mr. Geo. O'Brien will read a paper
on "Ancient and Modern Methods of
Testing for Gas in Coal Mines. "
All holders of certificates are invited to be guests of the members of
the Institute.
"Forgotten Law"
^ Powerful Film
At The Ilo-llo
New
Picture Has Great Theme, Well
Acted It) Fine Cast
Tournament At
Badminton Court
Successfully Over
The tournament at the Badminton
Court has been completed, Mrs. W.
Leversedge and Allan Nunns being declared the winners. A meeting of
tbe Club will be held In the Anglican
Hall on Tuesday evening, January 15,
at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of electing
a new President iu place of Mr. A. H.
Wtebb, who Is now located in Nanaimo.
It ls probable that arrangement* will
be made at this meeting for another
tournament, both singles and doublas.
Anyone who is interested in this
most fascinating Indoor game and who
would like to Join the'elub, will be
made welcome at the court on any
Tuesday or Saturday evening.
The Junior Badminton Club is anxious to secure new members.
The Club meets in the Anglican Hall
on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Fees
are 26c. per month. Tbe secretary.
Archie Dick wlll be pleased to give
further Information.
The Mayor and City Council
ojn Monday evenlug moved a
vote of thanks to the management of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited, for their
financial assistance toward the
construction of the Fire Hall,
for the 1000 K. W. H. free per
month, assisting to keep the Are
engine always ready for action
and expressed Ihelr appreciation
lor services rendered'towards
the welfare of the City of Cumberland. Aid. Maxwell moved
the vote and Aid. Mumford seconded the motion. Outstanding
taxes at end of 1923 amounted
to (1040.87 only.
A gripping and sensational photoplay based on a theme of powerful Interest is Metro's "The Forgotten Law."
Which comes Monday and Tuesday to
the Ilo-llo Theatre. It is one of the
most dramatic stories seen In some
time, and lt Is acted and produced
with excellent judgment and fine skill.
Enthusiastic audiences acclaimed it
widely at Its initial showings.
A cast of exceptional excellence is
seen In the roles- of the photoplay.
Among the players are Milton Sills,
Jack Mulhall and Cleo Ridgely—as
expert a trio of players as Is possible
to obtain for this type of story. Mr.
Sills enacts the part of Richard Jar-
nette, a stern, loyal man, whose
younger brother Viotor (played by
Jack Mulhall) Is the opposite ot him
In morality. Tbe result of Victors
dissipations are Buffered chiefly by his
lovely wife, the character enacted by
Cleo Ridgely.
The title of the photoplay refers to
the workings of an ancient law, which
continued In operation until a few
years ago. It gave the father of any
family the right to dispose of his
children's rearing as he himself de-
Blred, and could, if he wished, will
away a child from its mother. The
novel on which the story Is based is
"A Modern Madonna." Its author,
Caarollne Abbott Stanley, Indignant
at the existence of so barbaris a piece
of legislation. In so enlightened a day.
exposed Its workings in such a manner as to cause an investigation and
Anally its repeal. The motion picture version Is even more dramatic
aiid gripping than the book.
"The Forgotten Law" was produced
under the personal supervision of
Max Graf. It was adapted by Joseph
Franklin Poland from Caroline Abbott Stanley's novel. It was directed
by James W. Horne, and photographed by John Sttimar.
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At Ihe close of 1923, with all otlt-, amend his account.
standing accounts paid in full to date,
the City of Cumberland shows a remarkable surplus of over six thousand dollars. In the years that are
gone, there was usually at the end of
the term, two or three thousand dollars of unpaid cheques for the incoming council to deal with and pay.
Aid. Maxwell, chairman ot the Finance Committee and his associates
are to be congratulated on this financial success. They bave taken
great care of taxes paid by the ratepayers of this city aud spent lt to the
best advantage. Iu fact, the whole
board of Aldermen and his worship
Mayor Parnham, devoted their tlnie
with very little remuneration, worked
diligently and faithfully tor the citizens they represented and we understand the present Mayor and Aldermen will seek re-election during tht
coming week, with the exeception of
Aid. Partridge and efforts are being
made to bring out Robert. Strachan
to take the place ot Mr. Partridge.
Tbe City Council held their usual
meeting on Monday evening, with
Mayor Parnham in the chair, Aldermen Maxwell, Mumford, Ledingham
and Dallos present.
O. W. Smith, Asst. District Engineer,
informed the Council that no proposed
works on Secondary Highways shall
be commenced unless and until tb<;
Public Works Engineer approves of
same and will not be responsible for
payment unless the estimates are approved.     This wns ordered filed.
The City Clerk writes the Secretary
of the Liquor Control Board acknowledging the receipt of a cheque tor
$1130.08, being the balance of a total
amount of $1222.28, the Liquor Board
having deducted some $92.20 for co«{£
of prosecutions. The Chief of Police
informs the Liquor Board that all
costs of prosecution were paid hy tIn-
City and requested a cheque for the
balance of $92.20. The matter Is
now In the hands of the .Minister of
Finance.
The Secretary of the Cumberland
Fire Department, in a communication
addressed to tbe Mayor and Council,
writes as follows:
On behalf of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department, I beg to express their appreciation ot the accommodation provided the Department
ln the fire hall.
This is a matter which has been
under consideration for a- long time
and its completion adds greatly to the
efficiency of the Department, In that
the hall is always warm and the motor
ia always ln condition that it can be
depended on to start when required.
The Department has had tbe interior
of the truck room and the back room
painted and several of the doors
stained and varnished, and will no
doubt, make further Improvements as
their funds permit.
This was received and ordered  ;o
be filed.
L. H. Finch, contractor and builder
who was present at the Council meeting, rendered account as follows for
extras ln connection with the reconstruction of the Fire Hall:
Balance of Contract    95.00
Moving Bell    147.20
Concrete under driveway 67.50
Cribbing on front foundations     7.50
Changing partition (between
kitchen and pantry       5.00
Trap door In base of drying
tower       x''->
Ret rimming roof for second
flue         0-00
Louvers on bell tower     17.00
Rechanglng and fitting doors to
Are truck depL     10.00
Lumber purchased to replace
material taken and used in
garage at rear ot lire hall....   27.0ti
MALICIOUS PERSONS
RUIN TREES AT
ATHLETIC CLUB
The report of tbe various committees for the year 1923, was read as
follows:
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen;—
We, your Board of Works Committee, beg to submit a report as to work
carried out by the Board of Works
during the year 1923.
During the period, streets and alleys have been cleaned up as required
and sixty-one loads of rubbish removed.
Windermere Avenue has been grad.
ed from Second to Fifth streets.     100
feet of 0" pipe has been laid at the
lower   end   of   Maryport   Avenue   to
carry storm water to the sewer.
Penrith Avenue has been graded from I
Third to Fifth streets, and two ca'ch :
-
basins put ln.
Dunsmuir Avenue. Twenty-one loads
of screened gravel have been placed
on Dunsmuir Avenue, and one 12"
catch basin put in.
Derwent Avenue has been improved
by grading and laying down 450 feet
,if ash sidewalk, and GOO feet of ditching has been done thereto.
First Street. In First street (10 feet
of box sewer has been constructed.
A concrete manhole 6 feet by 6 test
has been provided, and n catch basin
put in. The old bell tower lias been
removed.
Second Street. ln Second street.
450 feet of 12" sewer pipe and 60 feet
of 4" pipe has been laid, and two
catch basins constructed.
Fourth Street, ln Fourth street tho
ditches hnve been cleaned, and water
sluices constructed of 3" cedar have
been fxil In at al! cross streets.
Fifth Street. A water sluice 30
feet long, constructed of 3" cedar has
been put in.
Five (5) loads of barn manure have
been sold at $4 per load.
Horses have been shod at Court
enay at $8 per shoeing, by
Some time during the night of January 8, Borne malicious person deliberately pulled off all the branches
from the three trees planted on the
lawn in front of tbe Athletic Club.
This is the second time that malicious
destruction of property has occurred
In this vicinity and the Board of
.Management is going to do all tbat
is in their power to have the culprit
or culprits apprehended and tbe full
penalty of the law, which indeed ought
to be horse-whipping, enforced. Why
cannot people leave things alone that
do not belong to them? The trees,
which are now utterly destroyed,
would In a few years' time be a beauty
spot of the City aud  a joy  to  the
Locals To Play
Dominion Champs
Here On Sunday
The Cumberland United Football
team will be at home to the Dominion
Champions. Nanaimo City on Sunday
afternoon at 2.30. Tlle local grounds
have been cleared of snow, and at the
time of writing are ln splendid condition. The locals have a commanding lend in the Upper Island League,
but are taking no chances on the
game for Sunday. All players, with
the  exception  of  Danny  llniinerinuii
being in good shape. Banncrniaii is
many people who pasB by the club,! suffering from an injury to his foot,
but for this purely destructive act this
cannot be so for many years to come.
So anxious is the management >o
And the culprits and to make an example of them they are offering a reward of $50.00 to anyone giving information that will reveal the identities of the persons concerned In this
wanton destruction.
SOCIAL EVENING
WEDNESDAY LAST
On Wednesday evening. January 9.
the Pythian Sisters hold a social
evening at thc home of Mrs. L.
Francescini. Nearly all the Sisters
wero present and enjoyed a mery
evening of stories and games. After
refreshments were served Mrs. Francescini raffled a work basket which
was won by Mrs. J. Horbury. The
proceeds of the raffle wlll be put in
a side benefit fund which the Sister*
will only use to help the poor and
needy.
. but   bis   place   will   be   taken   by   a
worthy substitute lu Tommy Heyland.
; Given fine weather, a    huge    crowd
I should be on hand for this game as
{ Is Is several  weeks since    n   soccer
Bame was played at this end of tlio
j Island.     The following wlll do duty
for Cumberland:   Blair,  Stewart and
Gougli, Monahan,   Conti   and   Horne,
Deluce, Tunier, Graham, Milligan and
He/land.      All other players act as
reserves.
Referee A. S. Jones will be In charge
of tbe game and it is intended to start
promptly at 2.30.
Free Lectures
To Be Given
In First Aid
The St. John's Ambulance ' Vsaoeli-
llon will resume Its first aid classes
in the Association's Hall on Sunday,
January 13. Dr. George K. McNaughton will lecture to thc male
class on this day at 11 a.m. while on
Tuesday. January 29, Mr. A. J. Taylor
which the I wi"   lecture  to  the  ladles'  class  at
Dr. Unsworth Will
Lecture Tonight
"The Other Wise Man" the charming Christmas story of Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, will be presented at St. George's
Church tonight (Friday) with forty
beautiful picture slides, the lecture
being given by Rev. Dr. Unsworth.
Mr. T. H. Nichol wlll also sing. These
special meetings are being well received by the citizens of Cumberland
anil are likely to be still more largely
attended next Sunday and the following week. The boys and girls had
their meetings Wednesday and today.
Next Wednesday Dr.Unsworth wlll give
a special lecture to women on "Girlhood and Womanhood." This Is the
sequel to Inst Thursday's lecture on
the Environment of tbe Modern Child.
I 7.30 p.m.
i Theso lectures are free of charge
I and offer a wonderful opportunity to
: learn how to be of assistance to your
I fellow-man In case of accidents and
I sudden Illness. First Aid books wlll
\ be (supplied lo students on making np-
Clty made a saving of $4 per shoeing.
Alterations at the earliest opportunity should be made in Ihe sewer system at the Eastern section of the city,
as there are two 12" pipes delivering
Into the lower manhole with only one
12" pl"c as an outlet, When excessive rainfall occurs the water banks j l»lcati°» l0 tb» Secretary and for the
up sufficiently to lift up the covers | moderate sum of fifty cents become
of the manhole ln the alleys, and is i the student's own property
Anyone
wishing lo join and who may be un
it danger to traffic   therein,   besides
causing annoyance by the flooding of j «">" "> attend the first lecture, kindly
various parts of that district through j "end In their names to tho secretary
inadequate drainage.
Respectfully, submitted
Aid. J. J. Potter, Chairman.
Aid. Alex. Maxwell.
Aid. Frank Dallos.
: Joe  Kirkbrlde.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen;—
Wb, your Fire Wardens, have to ro-
Tbc Matron of the Cumberland Hos
pltul wishes to acknowledge tbe foi
lowing gifts to the Hospital and to
thank the donors for them:
Xmas cakes from Mrs. II. Brown,
and Mrs. Bruce; smokes from Dr. McNaughton, Mr. C. Graham and Mr. T.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE
The welcome announcement is made
that the Ladles' Auxiliary of Holy
Trinity intend holding another ot their
popular Whlst Drives and Dances l;i
the Anglican Hall, Friday, January 18.
Whist 8-10. Dancing 10-12. Refresh-
served. First-class prizes. Admission 75c. •
port the completion of much needed  arananl; reading matter from Mr. A
Total  «87.4»
This the Finance Committee refused
to pay and  requested Mr. Finch  io
no purpose, ineea Bgffflvlay how
pry grateful I am, for my life has
additions and alterations to the City
Fire Hall.
Another storey has been added
thereto, thus enabling the engineer
to reside on I lie spot.
The Are truck room has bci.n electrically healed, and the truck can now
be turned out Instantly for service al
any time regardless of climatic conditions.
The Are bell has been removed from
the old tower and is now hung Immediately over the Are hall.
On bcbnlf of tlle Council and the
Citizens, your Fire Wardena desire
to express their appreciation of the
generosity nf the Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd. for Ihelr handsome donation of $500.00 towards the work.
and for tlielr further generosity In
arranging to furnish thc healing apparatus nt the Arc hall wilh electrical
power for heating at the rate of 1000
(Continued on Page s>
Kay. Union Bay; turkeys from Mumford and Walton, Campbell Bros.,
Bums and Brown. City Meat Market
and turkey and fruit from the Corner
Store; old linen from Mrs. Yates and
vegetables from Mr. Tom Pearse.
MR. GEO. APPS
NEW PRINCIPAL OF
PUBLIC SCHOOL
Compton Comedy
Company Play To
A Packed House
Mr. Francis Compton and bis famous company made a great name for
themselves on Thursday evening last
at the llo-Ilo Theatre, when the riotous scream ''Cappy Ricks" was played before a packed house. Mr. Compton was highly delighted with the reception tendered to his company and
at the end of Ihe second act came before the curtain and thanked the
audience for the generous manner In
Which his company had been received.
So Impressed was Mr. Compton that
he at once made arrangements to
[ bring bis company to Cumberland
- nulla "nxl week and promised a lilg-
| ger laugh than Thursday nlghL It
! Is the Intention of this famous Corned v
Company to stage next week "Tbe
; Hottentot" billed as the greatest coni-
! edy of the day. The usual popular
prices will prevail, and 50c. spent on
a good laugh Is much belter than
spending dollars on doctor's bills.
It is the Intention of Mr. Compton
to hold performances every Wednesday at Courtenay and every Thursday
In Cumberland providing that his au-
Mr. and Mrs.
T. Eccleston of Trcni "dergone an entire change."
Road celebrated their silver wedding Try onc bm t0.(,ay   wh|ch ^ be
on   January   1st,   when   thlrty-four°/warded to any address on receipt
guests sat down to a sumputous -^^^A"" '"
past.     The evening was    spent    in  Address orders to:—
songs  and  games  until    the    small"MIMULK.M!" CO.   (H. Tliomns)
hours of the morning.     Mr. and Mrs. "Huonlrnids"
Eccleston were the recipients of many ttfan i>-rtford#
valuable presents. Kcnt, England.
Mr. Geo. Apps has been appointed
principal of the Cumberland Public
School at a salary of $2,000. Mr.
A;,ps .who has been teaching in the j
local school for the past two years,
succeeds Mr. A. H. Webb, who has accepted the position of supervising M
principal    of    the    Nanaimo    ,,„,„„. j dlences are large enough to warm,.
School.     Miss Hannah Harrison has i hini uoln* Bn-
been appointed to tlle teaching staff,
after a six months' vacation of whlcn j"
she spent touring the eastern states.,
UP-TO-DATE SHOl
It pays to have your shoes repi
after repairing than when nei
I aim to give tho host in Mai
Service at—
AMBULANCE ASSOC.
TO HOLD MONTHLY
MEETING MONDAY
The  St.  John  Ambulance Assocla-
Hon, Cumberland Centre,   will   hold;
THE FAMILY SHOi ">elr   regular   meeting   on   Monday
Note address- , evening. January 14th, ln  the First,
-J
A REWARD OF $50.00
Will be given to any person who
is ahle to supply Information
sufficient to Identify and convict the person or persons, destroying the trees on thc lawn
of the Cumberland Literary nnd
Athletic Association nn Tuesday night. January 8, 1924.
Cumberland Literary nnd
Athletic   Association.
Aid Hall at 7 o'clock sharp.
(/Wl! uft^lftSA      .   ,J:/.3'j-f EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   5,   1924
Coat Special
Ladies' Dark Brown Tweed Coat, size 3G, made of a
good heavy tweed, lined throughout, em-(j»i A Q1
broidered back. Special Clearing Price....«P-I.Tr*»/A
Ladies' Heavy Tweed Coat, size 40, made of a splendid
wearing tweed   . $1 A   AC
Special Clearing Price tpL^t.UO
Light Grey Velour Coat, size 18, fur collar, embroidered back, lined throughout. (PI *J PA
Special Clearing Price V-L I .*J\J
Brown Velour Coat, size 20, well lined. <J»1 *J PA
nice fur collar. A real snap at  «PJ- • .*J*J
One each Brown and Grey Heavy All Wool Velour
Coat, fully lined, size 18 and 20. (PI A  PA
Special Price  fpLU.OX*
Complete clearance of all Ladies' Coats at prices which
will do the work.
Ladies' Hat.;, for final clearance, your choice of any
Hat "'"   ~~
Local Briefs
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DRYGOODS
& GENT'S FURNISHINGS
CAM) OF THANKS
Mr. Wm. McLellan, caretaker of the
Cumberland Public School, takes this
opporunity of thanking the school
staff for their generous gift of a
turkey aud cigars, and extending them
best wishes for a prosperous New
Year.
Vou are nol through with your work
just because you finished what you
wero told to do. but when nil Is done
there was lo do.
WANTED—TO HEAR FROM OWNER
of good Farm for sale. State cash
price .full particulars. 13. F. Bush,
Minneapolis, Minn. J.2G
Mrs. W. Anderson and two daughters of Hazleton, are visiting Mrs.
Anderson's father, Mr. Thomas Horbury for a Bhort while, after which
they will reside lu Nanaimo .where
the two girls will attend high school
for the next six months.
* •    •
Mr. A. H. Webb, late principal of
the Cumberland Public School, left
for Nanaimo on Thursday morning.
where he wlll assume the position of
supervising principal of the Nanaimo
Public School.
* *   *
Miss Irene Bateman and young
brother Norman, arrived back ln town
Wednesday, after spending New Year
vacation lu Nanaimo with relatives.
* •   *
Mrs. C. R. Drader returned to Cumberland on Wednesday, after spending
the New Year vacation iu Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Beryl Hudson returned (rom
Nanaimo Wednesday night, where she
had been spending the holidays with
friends.
* •   •
Earl Stevenson left for Vancouver
Thursday morning en route to California.
* *   *
Douglas Sutherland left Cumberland
for Portland on New Year's Day.
where he will resume his studies In
the Dental College.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Benson and two sons
of Vancouver, spent New Year's with
Mrs. Benson's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. McLellan.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. McLellan had as
their guests for the New Year, their
daughter,   Mrs.   H.   Biggs  and   three
sons of North Wellington.
.   .   .
Mr. Thomas Horbury bas as his
guest, his grand-daughter, Miss Char-
lette Jaynes, of Nanaimo.
* *    *
Mr. F. Porter, of Vancouver, is In
the city for the purpose of auditing the
books of the city council.
* *   *
Mr. Murdoch McLeod, optometrist
of Vancouver Is staying at the Cum
berland Hotel for the week-end.
With The
Churches
HOLY  TRINITY   ANGLICAN
Sunday, January ti, 1924.
Epiphany Sunday.
Holy Communion 8.30 a.m.
Morning Prayer. 11 a.m.
Sunday School 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 7 p.m.
—Rev. W. Leversedge
GRACE METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday, January 6, 1921.
Morning Service 11 a.m.   Subject—
'Remembering and Forgetting."
Sabbath School 11.45 a.m.
Evening Service  7 p.m.   Subject—
'Two Kinds of Wealth."
Everybody welcome.
Rev. J. R. Butler, Pastor,
ST. GEORGE'S  PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Sunday, January 6, 1924.
Morning Service 11 a.m. Saca
ment of the Lord's Supper will be dispensed.
Bible Class 1.30 p.m.
C. O. 1. Training 1.30 p.m.
Evening Service 7 pm.
Monday—Jessie Maxwell Mission
Band 3.30 p.m.
Monday—Canadian Girls In Training 7 p.m.
Special Meetings will be held, commencing January 6 to January 23.
every evening except Saturdays.
Everybody welcome oo these meetings.
Rev. J. K. Unsworth, D.D., Preucher.
Mr. T. II. Nichol, Musical Director.
The New
Ford Touring Car
For the motorist who requires a good-looking car of
unusual serviceability, the new Ford Touring Car Is a
splendid investment.
To the sturdiness and endurance for which the Ford ia
universally f.imou9 have been added new features which
materially enh,-.ii:e the appearance of the car and add to
the comlort ol the passengers.
The new radiatot is higher givinggreatei cooling efficiency
— thc hood and cowl are larger affording increased leg-
room, and the steering-post is braced for easier driving.
With roomy accommodations lot live passengers, the
new Ford louring Cai is jndoubtedly the most practical
general utility car en the market
New Ford Prices
Touring Cat $445       Runabout. $405       Truck. $495
Ekclrlt Starting ar,a I .gliling Etjulprrtettl $85 00 extra.
Coupe, $665 Fordor Sedan. $895
t'ttcit t Storting and i ■*/i/'.l Equipment Slanaara or these iwaett
Al' prices' o h Ford Ontario    Government faxes extra.
^Bk
9
The New Runabout
The new Ford Runabout in ns
smart and business like a car as
you will find on the road today
This is the logical car foi those
who require a good looking,
sturdy and economical cai at tha
lOWeSt DOS81DV cost
A il rot d models <ar- he oblomtd through
lhe hard  Week y Put,hast Plan
Corfield  Motors Ltd.
fOUD    MOTOR    COMPANV    OF    CANADA.    I I M IT I- D.    rODO.    ONTARIO
IN MKNORIAM
Oh! we miss him, and how sadly,
Bleeding hearts alone can tell;
Garth hath lost blm, Heaven has found
him,
Jesus has done all things well.
No earthly clinging—no lingering gaze
No strife at parting—no sore amaze;
But sweetly, gently, he passed away
From   the   world's   dim   twilight   to
endless day.
DENHOLME—In   loving   memory   of
John Robert Denholme, who passed
away at Royston, Vancouver Island.
B.C„ Jan. 2, 1922.
—Inserted   by   a   loving Wife and
Family.
PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY
OIVEN to the Selectors of the Municipality of the Corporation of the City
of Cumberland that I require the
presence of the said Electors at the
Municipal Coucil Chambers on the
14th Day of January 1924, at 12 o'clock
noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent them In the Municipal Council as Mayor and Aldermen
(Six), Police Commissioner (One),
and School Trustees (Two).
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:—The candidates shall be nominated in writing; the writing shall be subscribed
by two voters of the Municipality as
proposer and seconder, and shall be
delivered to the Returning Officer al
any time between the date of this
notice and 2 p.m., of the day of the
Nomination; the said wrltiug may be
in the form numbered 5 in tbe Schedule of this Act, and shall state thc
names, residences and occupation or
description of each person proposed,
In such manner as sufficiently to
Identify such candidate; and, in the
event of a Poll being necessary, such
Poll will be opened on the 17th day of
January, 1924, at the Municipal Council Chambers, of which each and every*
person Is hereby required to take
notice and govern himself accordingly.
The Qualifications necessary for
| Mayor, are; (1) Must be of the full
age of 21 years and a British subject,
and have been for the six months next
preceding the date of nomination, the
owner of land and improvements within the City of the value, as assessed
on the last assessment roll, of one
thousand dollars or more over aud
above all registered judgments and
charges.
The Qualifications necessary for
Alderman, Police Commissioner and
School Trustee, are; Must be of the
full age of 21 years and a British subject, and who have been for the six
months next preceding the date of
nomination and are registered in the
Land Registry office as owners of land
or land and improvements .within the
City, ot the value as assessed on the
last assessment roll, of Ave hundred
dollars or more over and above ull
registered Judgements and charges.
Olven under my hand at Cumberland this Twenty-seventh day of December int.
(Signed) ALBERT J. MERRY,
Returning Officer.
Week-end
Specials
B.&B. Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 60c. and 70c.
B.&B. Choice Ceylon Tea, per lb 65c.
Marmalade, 1 lb. Glass Jars, 30c. 2 for 55c.
Sweet Relish, bottle 35c. 2 for , 65c.
Catsup, bottle 25c. 2 for 45c.
Woster Sauce, bottle 25c. 2 for , 45c.
Chrisp Ginger Snaps, 2l/i. lbs. for 50c.
Graham Wafers, 2 lbs. for   45c.
White Wonder Soap,, 7 cakes for 55c.
Pearline, 2 packages for _ 25c.
Swift's Clenser, 3 tins for 25c.
Castile Soap, large bars 25c. 2 for 45c.
Toilet Paper, 5 rolls for , 25c.
Sodas, large package, each 25c.
Sodas, 7 lb boxes, extra special $1.00
Squirrel Peanut Butter, tin 30c. 2 for 55c.
Holbrook's Custard Powder, package 20c. 2 for .... 35c.
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
SERVICE QUALITY
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
MINIMUM WAGE FOR MEN
Isn't it time that there was a minimum wage law for men?
A middle-aged man, an experienced
packer, solicited a Job lo wrap and
pack parcels for a large candy store
on Robson Street.
According to the Btory he tells The
Hook he started in at six p.m. and
worked steadily all through the night
until 5.30 next morning without a
stop for meals. At tbe end of that
time be was rewarded by the proprietor with the sum of one dollar from
the cash register. This philanthropist refused to give any more when
his sense of generosity was appealed
to.
For the sake of folk who are weak
in imagination or mathematics we
point out that the time from 6 p.m.
to 5.30 a.m. Is Just as long as the
time from t! a.m. to 5.30 p.m., though
as a matter of experience it seems
longer working through the night.--
The Hook.
MAN IN A HEAVY
SUIT LIES IN SNOW
AWAITING WOLVES
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring frtsh goods
all tht time.
Henderson's
Courtenay
Billiard
Parlor
PORT ARTHUR, Out.,—Stanley
Clarkson. of St. Paul, Minn., who
hunts wolves in a steel-spiked cow
hide suit, using as weapons a battle-
axe with a long spike on the end of
the handle and a twelve-Inch nun
ing knife, refusing to use fire-arms.
Is in the district went of here awaiting wolves.
His method of hunting Is to go back
lu the timber, sleep out in the snow
at night and wait for the wolves to
attack him. He expect* to make short
work of the paek with his axe and
long knife.
He ls at present working ln tbe
hush near Atlkokun getting acclimated and waiting for the heavy snows.
A. A. Brown
General Hauling
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
ASHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Sen-ice is our Motto
Billiard and Pool Tables
McPHEE BLOCK (Downstairs)
COOL — LIGHT — CLEAN
COME IN—
LOOK AROUND
BE SOCIABLE
Why
do we .
shiver 9
—because, when th* body
chills, the nervous system pats
th* muscles in motion. This
"exercise" drives th* heart
tutor aad hastens th* flow ol
warn blood. A rub with
Phone 15 Union Hotel       I
Rubbing Alcohol
beats a shiver every tuns as «a
aid to circulation.
Excellent for limbering up athletes and relieving strains, etifl
Joints and lam* muscles. Immediately removes penpiratloa
odors. Adopted by leading athletic clubs, hospitals and train-
lag camps throughout the TJ. 8,
On* ot 200 Purctest preparations (or health and hygiene.
Every item th* best that skill
aad conscience can produce.
*    LANG'S
■Betflfwatt, Prut Stan i
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
L'be\rv ■    -  ■        ■_ With whkh Is consolidated the liunborUad News.	
Jtin
""1/23
FORTY-THIRD YEAR, Nc'V,
CUMBBRLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA   SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1924.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
  J J--.
Dean Brock's
Famous Lecture
Saturday Night
GLORIA SWANSON
HAS GREAT ROLE IN
NEW PHOTOPLAY
Gloria Swanson's latest Paramount
! picture, produced by Sam Wood, is a
The lecture to be held in the Lecture ; pictu'rizallon   of   Charlton   Andrew's
Hall of Ihe Cumberland Literary ami j adaptation of Alfred Savoir's elebrat- j
Athletic    Association    on    Saturday  ed French farce,   "Bluebeard's   8th
evening, January 12, will start promptly at 8 o'clock.
Professor Brock Is the Dean of thc
faculty of engineering of the Unlvei-
slty of British Columbia and Is a
geologist nf Dominion wide reputation.
The subject chosen for.tbe lecture
on Saturday evening is one that, It
was thought would be of most interest
to the people of Cumberland, and In
so far as the lecture will Include the
last Japan disaster with many Illustrations the lecture should be most
instructive.
These lectures have been made
available, to the people of. the district
with the understanding tliat there be
no charge; the admittance to be tree
and no collections taken.
The Literary and Athletic Association take great pleasure ln being able
to provide entertainment of this nature and extend a most cordial Invitation to all who wish to attend these
lectures.
This iB the second of a series to
be given this season. . A schedule of
the remaining lectures for the season
will be published In an early issue of
the local press.
Smoker To Be
Held Saturday
The members of the Cumberland
section (Coal Branch) of thc Canadian Institute of Mining und Mct.il-
urgy will hold a meeting in the
G.W;V.A. Hall on Saturday evening.
January 12th, Immediately after the
lecture In the Lecture Hall of the
Cumberland Literary - and Athletic
Association .which wlll take the form
of a Smoker. Visitors from Nanaimo,
Ladysmlth and Cassldy are expected
to be present and Dean Brock, the
noted Otologist, and
verslty of B.C.. wlll address the meet
Ing. Mr. Mortimer Lamb Sec. of tho
B.C. Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metalurgy wlll also address the meeting In addition to
abort talks by prominent local mining
men.
Mr. Oeo. O'Brien will read a paper
on "Ancient and Modern Methods of
•Testing for Gas In Coal Mines. "
All holders of certificates are Invited to be guests of the members of
the Institute.
Wife." It is said to afford Miss
Swanson one of the strongest roles
of her screen career, and, what her
women admirers wlll relish most per-,
haps, provides her with ample oppor-1
tunHles for the display of amazing
gowns.
The story ls that of a beautiful
daughter of French nobility whose
father is Impoverished and wishes to
marry her off to a man of wealth.
His wish becomes reality when a rich
American meets and falls in love with
her.    She also loves him.
Then it ls learned that the American Is a."youthful Bluebeard" and
has been married seven times. One
wife, It Is learned, died. The other
six he divorced. Miss Swanson as
the 8th wife Is Bhocked by the coldblooded business arrangement made
of her marriage and determines she
will hot be like the other wives, divorced.
So she becomes his wife in name
only and exasperates him to continual
outbursts of temper. But she also
awakens his love and the real manhood in him. As a final taunt, she
causes herself to be found in a compromising position with another man.
Her husband is jealous and both realize he really loves her. She agrees
to give him a divorce but he, realizing what she means to him, does not
want It. Instead, he goes to ber
humbly, her sweetheart.
Miss Swanson's leading man in
"Bluebeard's 8th Wife," which will be
shown at thc Ilo-llo Theatre Friday
and Saturday is Huntley Gordon, a
populnr player. Paul Welgel, Frank
R. Butler, Robert Agnew und Irene
Dalton nre In the cast.
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
SHOWS A SURPLUS OF
OVER $6,000 DOLLARS
FROM A FINANCIAL VIEWPOINT,  YEAR  JUST  ENDED
GREATEST CIVIC SUCCESS SINCE INCORPORATION
"Forgotten Law"
Dean Brock, the •> £   I  C*|
"^Mrf if'i "-'■ --r Kn1"r»IBMI1 rum
ulrtreHH the meet*  _„       __
At The Ilo-llo
»n Picture Has Oreat Theme, Well
Acted by Fine fast
Tournament At
Badminton Court
Successfully Over
The tournament at the Badminton
Court has been completed, Mrs. W.
Leversedge and Allan Nunns being declared the wlnuers. A meeting of
tbe Club will be held In the Anglican
Hall on Tuesday evening, January 16,
at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of electing
a new President in place of Mr. A. H.
Webb, who ia now located in Nanaimo.
It is probable that arrangements will
be made at this meeting for another
tournament, both singles and doubles.
Anyone who is Interested ln this
most fascinating Indoor game and who
would like to Join the'club. will be
made welcome at the court on any
Tuesday or Saturday evening.
The Junior Badminton Club is anxious to secure new members.
The Club meets ln the Anglican Hall
on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Fees
are 26c. per month. The secretary,
Archie Dick will be pleased to give
further Information.
The Mayor and City Council
ojn Monday evenlug moved a
vote of thanks to the management of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited, for their
llnanclal assistance toward the
construction of the Fire Hail,
for the 1000 K. W. H. free per
month, assisting to keep the fire
engine always ready for action
and expressed .their appreciation
for services rendered'towards
the welfare of the City of Cumberland. Aid. Maxwell moved
the vote and Aid. Mumford seconded the motion. Outstanding
taxes at end of 1923 amounted
to $1040.67 only.
A gripping and sensational photoplay based on a theme ot powerful interest is Metro'B "The Forgotten Law,"
Which comes Monday and Tuesday to
the Ilo-llo Theatre. It is one of the
most dramatic stories seen in some
time, and lt is acted and produced
with excellent Judgment and fine skill.
Enthusiastic audiences acclaimed it
widely at Its initial Bhowlngs.
A cast of exceptional excellence Is
seen in the roles ot the photoplay.
Among the players are Milton Sills,
Jack Mulhall and Cleo Ridgely—as
expert a trio of players as Is possible
to obtain for this type of story. Mr.
Sills enacts the part of Richard Jar-
nette, a stern, loyal man, whose
younger brother Vlotor (played by
Jack Mulhall) Is the opposite of him
In morality. Tbe result of Victors
dissipations are suffered chiefly by his
lovely wife, the character enacted by
Cleo Ridgely.
The title of the photoplay refers to
the workings of an ancient law, which
continued In operation until a few
years ago. It gave the father of any
family the right to dispose of his
children's rearing aa he himself de-
aired, and could, if he wished, will
away a child from Its mother. The
novel on which the story Is based is
"A Modern Madonna." Its author,
Caarollne Abbott Stanley, indignant
at the existence of so barbarls a piece
of legislation in so enlightened a day,
exposed Its workings ln such a manner as to cause an Investigation and
Anally Its repeal. The motion picture version is even more dramatic
und gripping than tbe book.
"The Forgotten Law" waa pYodticed
under the personal supervision of
Max Oraf. It was adapted by Joseph
Franklin Poland from Caroline Abbott Stanley's novel. It was directed
by James W. Horne, and photographed by John Stumar.
At the close of 1923, with all oi
standing accounts paid In full to dal
the City of Cumberland shows a remarkable surplus of over six thousand dollars. In the years that are
gone, there was usually at the end of
the term, two or three thousand dollars of unpaid cheques for the Incoming council to deal with and pay.
Aid. Maxwell, chairman of the Finance Committee and his associates
are to be congratulated on this financial success. They have taken
great care of taxes paid by the ratepayers of this city and spent it to tiie
best advantage. In fact, the whole
board of Aldermen and his worship
Mayor Parnham, devoted their tints
with very little remuneration, worked
diligently and faithfully tor the citizens they represented and we understand the present Mayor and Aldermen will seek re-election during th*
coming week, with tbe exeception of
Aid. Partridge and efforts are being
made to bring out Robert Strachan
to take the place of Mr. Partridge.
The City Council held their usual
meeting on Monday evening, with
Mayor Parnham in the chair, Aldermen Maxwell, Mumford, Ledingham
and Dallos present.
O. W. Smith, Asst. District Engineer,
Informed tbe Council that no proposed
works on Secondary Highways shall
be commenced unless and until the
Public Works Engineer approves of
same and will not be responsible fnr
payment unless the estimates are approved.     This was ordered filed.
The City Clerk writes Ihe Secretary
of the Liquor Control Board acknowledging the receipt of a cheque for
$1130.ns, being tbe balance ot a total
amount of $1222.28, the Liquor Board
having deducted some $92.20 for cnjjjj
of prosecutions. Tbe Chief of Police
informs the Liquor Board that all
costs of prosecution were paid by the
City and requested a cheque for the
balance of $92.20. The matter is
now In tbe hands of the Minister of
Finance.
The Secretary of the Cumberland
Fire Department, in a cominunirati.ui
addressed to the Mayor and Council,
writes as follows:
On behalf of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department, I beg to express their appreciation of the accommodation provided the Department
iu tbe fire hall.
This is a matter which has been
under consideration for a long time
and its completion adds greatly to the
efficiency of the Department. In that
the ball is always warm and the motor
ia always in condition that it can be
depended on to start when required.
The Department has had tbe interior
of the truck room and the back room
fainted and several of the doors
stained and varnished, and will no
doubt, make further Improvements as
their funds permit.
This was received and ordered .o
be filed.
L. H. Finch, contractor and builder
who was present at the Council meeting, rendered account as follows for
extras ln connection with the recou
structlon of the Fire Hall:
Balance of Contract    96.00
Moving Bell   147,20
Concrete under driveway 67.30
Cribbing on front foundations    7.60
Changing    partition   ,between
kitchen and pantry      6.00
Trap door In base of drying
tower      6.z.»
Ket rimming   roof   for   second
flue         «•«"
Louvers on bell tower     1700
Rechanglng and fitting doors to
Are truck dept.     10.00
Lumber purchased to replace
material taken and used in
garage at rear of lire hall      27.00
amend his account.
MALICIOUS PERSONS
RUIN TREES AT
ATHLETIC CLUB
Some time during the night of January 8, some malicious person deliberately pulled off all the branches
from the three trees planted on the
lawn In front of the Athletic Club.
This is the second time that malicious
Locals To Play
Dominion Champs
Here On Sunday
The Cumberland    United    Football
team will be at home to the Dominion
The report of the various committees for the year 1923, was read as
follows:
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen;—
We. your Board of Works Committee, beg to submit a report as to work
carried out by the Board of Works
during the year 1923.
During the period, streets and alleys have been cleaned up as required
and sixty-one loads of rubbish removed.
Windermere Avenue bas been graded from Second to Fifth streets. 100
feet of 6" pipe has been laid at the
lower end of Maryport Avenue to
carry storm water to the Bewer.
Penrith Avenue has been graded from
Third to Fifth streets, and two catch
basins put ln.
Dunsmuir Avenue. Twenty-one loads
of screened gravel have been placed
on Dunsmuir Avenue, and one 12"
catch basin put In.
Derwent Avenue has been improved
by grading and laying down 450 feet
.if ash sidewalk, and 1100 (eet of ditching has been done thereto.
First Street. In First street 60 feet
of box Bewer haB been constructed.
A concrete manhole 6 feet by 6 (esq.
has been provided, and a catch basin
put iu. The old bell tower has been
removed.
Second Street. In Second street
4.10 feet of 12" sewer pipe and 60 feet
of 4" pipe has been laid, and two
catch basins constructed.
Fourth Street. In Fourth street Otc .
ditches have been cleaned, and water
sluices constructed of 3" cedar have!
been put In at al! cross streets. ,'
Fifth  Street.      A  water sluice  301
destruction of property has occurred  Champions, Nanaimo City on Sunday
In this vicinity and   the   Board   of -afternoon at 2.30.   The local grounds
Management Is going to do all that I imve Dee„ cleared of snow, and at the
is In their power to have the culprit  ,,_,. „, ,„..,,,„, „     ,       ,   .,,,
»       ,     , ,      ,   ,    , ,,, time of writing are in splendid con.
or culprits apprehended and the fuil'
penalty of Ihe law, which indeed ought  '""""•     Tho iocal" nave » command-
to be horse-whipping, enforced. Why
cannot people leave things alone that
do not belong to them? The trees,
which are now utterly destroyed,
would In a few years' time be a beauty
spot of the City aud a joy to the
many people wbo pass by the club,
but for this purely destructive act this
cannot be bo for many years to come.
So anxious is the management to
find the culprits and to make an ex
ing lead lu the Upper Island League.
but  are  taking   no   chances   on   the
game for Sunday.     All players, with
the exception of Danny Bannerman
• being in good shape.     Bannerman is
suffering from an Injury to his foot,
j but  his  place  will  be  takeu   by  a
worthy substitute in Tommy Heyland.
Given fine weather, a huge crowd
I should be on hand for this game as
ample of them they are offering a re-1 is is several weeks since   a   soccer
ward of $60.00 to anyone giving information that will reveal the identities of tbe persons concerned in this
wanton destruction.
SOCIAL EVENING
WEDNESDAY LAST
On Wednesday evening, January 0.
the Pythian Sisters held a social
evening at the borne of Mrs. L.
Francescini. N'early all the Sisters
were present and enjoyed a mery
evening of stories and games. After
refreshments were served Mrs. Francescini raffled a work basket which
wns won by Mrs. J. Horbury. The
proceeds of the raffle wlll be put in
a side benefit fund which the Sisters
will only use to help the poor anil
needy.
Free Lectures
To Be Given
In First Aid
The St. John's Ambulance  Vssoeli
tion will resume Its first aid classes
feet long, constructed of 3" cedar has I in the Association's Hall on Sunday,
been put in. | January 13.     Dr.  George    K.    Mo
tive (6) loads of bam manure have < Naughton will lecture to the male
been sold at $4 per load. j class on this day at 11 a.m. while on
Horses have been shod ut Court- i Tuesday, January 29, Mr. A. J. Taylor
enay at *S per shoeing, by which the wi" lee""e "J tne la(Uo8' clasR al
City made a saving of $4 per shoeing. I 7-30 nni-
Alterations at Ihe earliest opportunity should be made in the sewer sys
tem at the Eastern section of the city,
as there are two 12" pipes delivering
Into the lower manhole with only one
12" pl>-c as an outlet.     When exces-
Theso lectures are free of charge
and offer a wonderful opportunity to
learn how to be of assistance to your
fellowman In case of accidents and
sudden Illness. First Aid books wlll
he supplied to students on making ap-
,ivc rainfall occurs the water ba.iks I Plication to th. Secretary and for the
up sufficiently to lift up the covers \ moderate sum of fifty cents become
of the manhole In the alleys, and ls I"'" student's own property. Anyone
a danger to traffic therein, besides wishing to join and who may he un
causing annoyance by the flooding of | •*'•«? a"en'1 tue nrat le,c,urc'_k!''dly
various parts of that district through
inadequate drainage.
Respectfully, submitted
Aid. J. J. Potter, Chairman.
Aid. Alex. Maxwell.
Aid. Frank Dallos.
send In their names to the sccrctar.,,
Joe  Kirkbrlde,
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
game was played at this end of Ilia
Island. The following will do duly
for Cumberland: Blair, Stewart and
Gough, Monahan, Conti and Home,
Deluce. Turner, Graham, Milligan and
Heyland. All other players act as
reserves.
Referee A. S. Jones will he in charge
of the game and it is Intended to start
promptly at 2.30.
Dr. Unsworth Will
Lecture Tonight
"The Other Wise Man" the charming Christmas story of Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, wlll be presented at St. Georgc'B
Church tonight (Friday) with forty
beautiful picture slides, the lecture
being given by Hev. Dr. Unsworth.
Mr. T. H. Nlchol will also sing. Those
special meetings are being well received by the citizens of Cumberland
and are likely to be still more largelv
attended next Sunday and tho following week. The boys and girls had
their meetings Wednesday and today.
Next Wednesday Dr.Unsworth wlll give
a speetal lecture to women on "Girlhood and Womanhood." This is the
sequel to last Thursday's lecture on
the Environment of the Modern Child.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE
The welcome announcement is made
that the Ladles' Auxiliary of Holy
Trinity Intend holding another of their
popular Whlst Drives and Dances l.i
the Anglican Hall, Friday, January 18.
Whist 8-10. Dancing 10-12. Refresh-
served. First-class prizes. Admission 75c. •
Total  »««'•«
ThlB tbe Finance Committee refused
to pay and  requested  Mr.  Pinch m
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen;—
Wb, your Fire Wardens, have to report the completion of much needed
additions and alterations to the City'
Fire Hall.
Another storey hivs been added
thereto, thus enabling thc engineer
to reside on lhe spot.
The tire truck room lias heiai electrically healed, and lhe truck can now
be turned out Instantly for service at
any time regardless of climatic conditions.
The fire bell has been removed from
the old tower and Is now hung Immediately over the fire hall.
Ou behalf of the Council and the
Citizens, your Fire Wardens desire
to express their appreciation of the
generosity of the Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd. for their handsome donation of J500.00 towards the work,
and for their further generosity In
arranging to furnish the heating apparatus nt thc fire hall with electrical
power for heating at tlio rate of 1000
(Continued on Page 1)
The Matron of the Cumberland Hospital wishes to acknowledge the following gifts to the Hospital and to
thank the donors for them:
Xmas cakes from Mrs. II. Brown,
and Mrs. Bruce; smokes from Dr. McNaughton, Mr. C. Graham and Mr. T.
Graham; reading matter from Mr. A.
Kay, Union Bay; turkeys from Mumford and Walton, Campbell Bros..
Burns and Brown, City Meat Market
and turkey and fruit from thc Comer
Store; old linen from Mrs. Yates and
vegetables from Mr. Tom Pearse.
MR. GEO. APPS
NEW PRINCIPAL OF
PUBLIC SCHOOL
Mr, Goo. Apps has been appointed
principal of the Cumberland Public
School at a salary of {3,000. Mr.
A;,ps .who has been teaching III lhe
local school Tor the past two years,
succeeds Mr. A. H. Webb, who has accepted the position of supervising j
I principal of thc Nanaimo Public
School. Miss llaiinab Harrison has i
been appointed to the teaching staif.
after a six months' vacation of whlcn
she spent touring thc eastern stnles. j
Compton Comedy
Company Play To
A Packed House
Mr. Francis Compton and his famous company made a great name for
themselves on Thursday evening last
at the llo-Ilo Theatre, when the riotous scream ''Cappy Ricks" was played before a fiacked house. Mr. Compton was highly delighted with the reception tendered to liis company and
at tbe end of the second act came before the curtain und thanked the
audience for the generous manner In
which liis company had been received.
So Impressed was Mr. Compton that
! he at once made arrangements to
I bring his company to Cumberland
again next week and promised a blg-
| ger laugh than Thursday night. ll
! Is the Intention of this famous Cornedy
Company to stage next week "The
; Hottentot" billed as the greatest com-
' edy of the day. The usual popular
prices will prevail, and 50c. spent on
: a good laugh Is much better than
spending dollars on doctor's bills.
It Is tiie Intention of Mr. Compton
to hold performances every Wednesday at Courtenay and every Thursday
tn Cumberland providing that his audiences are large enough to warrant
him doing so.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Eccleston of Trent
Road celebrated tlielr silver wedding
on January 1st, when thirty-four
guests sat down to a sumputous repast The evening waa spent in
songs and games until the small
hours of the morning. Mr. and Mra.
Eccleston were the recipients of many
valuable presents.
AMBULANCE ASSOC.
TO HOLD MONTHLY
MEETING MONDAY
The St. John Ambulance Association, Cumberland Centre,   wlll   hold j
Ihelr   regular   moeting   on   Monday
evening, January  14th, ln  the First
Aid Hall at 1 o'clock sharp.
OTE
A REWARD OF $50.00
Will be given to any person who
is able to supply Information
sufficient to identify and convict the person or persons, destroying the trees on the lawn
of the Cumberland Literary and
Athletic Association on Tues-
dnv nlRht. January 8, 1924.
Cumberland Literary and
Athletic   Association.
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1624.
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SEATTLE WOMAN TO
JUDGE TALENT FOR
FREE SCHOLARSHIPS
January Sale
Big Reductions
25 to 50% off
I am overstocked wilh certain lines of Winter
Goods, which I am going to sell at GENUINE BIG REDUCTIONS to clear.
LADIES' SWEATERS—At actual cost, all Wool, Pride
of the West, only a few left.
MEN'S   AND   BOYS'   SWEATERS—at  a   reduction
of   25 P.C.
MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING—A   big   range   of
Men's Odd Pants, in Navy Serge, Tweeds, in Brown and
Greys.    Regular $5.,ri0.    On sale $3.90 and $4.50
BOYS' CLOTHING—We have a full   line   of   Boys'
Suits in Navy Serge and Tweeds.
Regular $7.50, now  $5.00
Regular $10.50, reduced to   $7.50
Regular $13.50, reduced to $10.50
MEN'S SUITS—on sale at $15.00, $22.50 and $27.50
LADIES' RAINCOATS—reduced from $11.50 to $7.75
LADIES' ALL WOOL CASHMERE HOSE—in Black
only at, per pair   75c.
500 YDS. FLANNELETTE—in White and Colored.
Regular 35c.     On sale at   25c.
LADIES' WRAPPERETTE FLANNELETTE—Regular 75c.     On sale at, per yard  50c.
SHOE DEPARTMENT—Big Reductions in all lines of
Leather footwear.     25 P.C. Off Regular. Prices.
VOl'IIS FOR GOOD VALVES
Cash Clothing and Shoe
Store
Frank Partridge
All is ready for the examination
for the four free scholarships offered
annually by the B.C. Dramatic School,
to take place on Friday. January 18,
at 637 Port Street. The CountsBS
d'Audlffret Is coming from Seattle to
act as examiner. It will be remembered that last year Sir Henry New-
bolt acted ln this capacity. There are
two scholarships open to any resident of British Columbia. One Is restricted to girls under 16 years of
age. and one is open to boys or girls
under 13. Each of these entitles the
winner to free training at the B.C.
Dramatic School for twelve months.
Those who do not win, but who come
up to a sufficiently high standard, are
awarded a diploma. Those wishing
, to compete must hand In their names
' as early as possible and will receive
the necessary papers. All Information
| can be had by writing or phoning to
the Dramatic School, Fort Street.
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SLATS' DIARY
THE National Parks of Canada
are a haven for wild life;
where guns and hunting dogs
are forbidden and where the animals have come to look upon man
as their friend rather than as their
destroyer. As a result wild animals are increasing in the national
parks of Canada and the graceful
deer, the lordly bison and the always interesting bear live at peace
in their natural habitat without
molestation.
At Jasper National Park in Alberta, which is 4,400 square miles
in extent and the largest of Canada's
national parks, bears, deer, moose,
mountain sheep and goats abeemd,
and the visitor finds also great
numbers of smaller animals such as
bearer, squirrel and others -which
are becoming quite tame since they
realize that they are protected.
At Wainwright, on the main line
of the Canadian National Railways,
east of Edmonton, there exists one
of the finest demonstrations of the
feasibility of game conservation,
for there, in the buffalo park are
some,} 8,000 animals, the growth
from a herd of 716 which was purchased some sixteen years ago by
the Canadian Government and al
lowed to multiply in peace. So
great has been the development of
the herd that this fall 2,000 of the
surplus animals had to be slaughtered and in the spring another
2,000 young buffalo are to be
moved into the northern hinterland
and allowed to roam at will there
under conditions where they also
will be safe from ruthless hunters.
In addition to buffalo, the government has at Wainwright large
numbers of elk and yak, which are
fast becoming unknown animals
except to the adventurous hunter
who was prepared to go miles beyond the limits of civilization, and
these animals also are multiplying
in the conditions under which they
are being kept.
Visitors to Jasper Park at the
present time find cinnamon, brown
and black bears very numerous; if
they go far enough afield they may
reach the haunts of the grizzly,
still within the park limits. Deer
may be found browsing within a
stone's throw of Jasper Park
Lodge, the bungalow camp hotel
operated by the Canadian National
Railways and cariboo are reported
to be becoming more plentiful year
by year. The "bighorn" mountain sheep grazes peacefuly along
the lower slopes of the great
mountains which rise on every aide,
while the more timorous mountain
goat may be seen on the higher
slopes, making his way over precarious footing and seeming to
challenge the camera enthusiast to
climb up and include his picture in
the collection.
By means of the sanctuaries
which have been given to various
animals, the younger Canadians
growing up today can now and in
the future see for themselves,
specimens of various big game animals which a few years ago were
threatened with destruction. And
since Canada was almost the East
native haunt of many of these, such
as the buffalo, the educational
value alone of the sanctuaries is
great. The experiments already
made have shown that such animals as the buffalo can readily be
propagated in captivity and in their
case also, the revenue derived by
the government from the sale of
buffalo meats, hides and heads
from the animals which it has become necessary to kill, will, it is
estimated, go a long way towards
paying for the cost of the experiment and the upkeep of the National Parks.
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Cash Settlement   $1,446.25
Total premiums paid  $  967.00
Gain   $ 479.25
In addition the Assured had $1,000 Insurance protection for 29 years.
The Dominion Life Assurance
Company
Head Office, Waterloo, Ontario.
Offices for Vancouver Island,
406-7 Pemberton Bldg., Victoria, B.C.
BIRTH
BEVERIDGE—To Mr. aud Mrs. J. B.
Beveridge, at the Cumberland General Hospital, on Saturday, January
5th, 1924, a son.
LOST
LOST—WICKER ROCKER, ON DE-
cember 22nd, on the way from
Cumberland to Bowser, Please Inform Ben Pearse, Bowser, for re
ward.
FOR SALE
BARRED ROCK COCKERELS—AG-
asslz and Agasslz-Golding strain,
$4.00 each. R. Waddell, R.R. No. 1,
Cumberland. F.16
JOS.   DAMONTE
GENERAL  DELIVERY
Moir's
High Grade
A, A. Brown
General Hauling
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
ASHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Service is our Motto
By ROSS HHQIHAK
Friday—went and attended a
ryage anuiveralty ot a ole
witch had ben marryed
to each another for
fifty yrs. ago today.
They was plenty to eat
like lots of candy and
nuts left over frum
Crlsnuis and Ice cream
&   soup   And   Olsters.
I And then 1 man made
a long Speech. Pa
told me that he herd
j that In all the fifty yrs.
the   man   had   ben   a
. moddle Husbend ft that
he had never struck his
, lawful    wife   xcept   it
■ had ben In self do
fence or etc.
I Saterday— Joe Hix was a complane-
lng to ma and pa about the hard life
he leads since he has got marryed.
He says that his wife bas so much
warshing and ironing to tend to that
It keepa him busy a cutting wood and
carrying cole to keep the fire going.
Sum wlmeii takes there freedom to
Iltrally he says.
Sunday—Went down to the city to
visit sum Innocent trends today and
pa had a awe full Ume finding a place
to Park the Fd. Ma Bays tliat Uie
only salution to Uie parking problem
wood be to make evry buddy go and
pay cash for there ottomobeels and
she gesses there wood be plenty of extra space left over then.
Monday—Went Into the bank to get
Mi a dollar changed and wile I wus
sojurnlng there I seen one of the
bank hands count out 8 hundred %.
Well It axually made me feel like a.s
lt 1 wus prlt near broke. i
Tousday—well I dont no whats cum
over ma. When 1 got home tonite
frum skool I found sum nice bran new
Cookys and when I got started to eating them I cuddent stop till they was
about gone . And when ma cums
home I flgger on a lamming but I told
her Idone it and she just gathered
my little skull to her beaten busom
and sed she forgive me. I gess 1 will
never understand the ladylike sex.
Wensday—Tuk a new kid in are
club today. He is oney ten yrs. old
but can play a Cordion and Marbles
and Hooky bettern enny kid In the
hole gang.
Thlrsday—they are a dance tonite
of the older Set of witch I am invited
to stay home wile pa and ma goes
alone without me. Ma just simpelly
falls all over herself to go to a dance,
but pa does his falling after he gets
to the dance.
-  HIS MISTAKE
Coal Dealer—"Walt a minute! That
load looks too big for a ton. It couldn't
have been: weighed up."
Truck- Driver—"It Isn't Intended for
a ton.     It's two tons."
Coal Dealer—"My mistake. Go
ahead.",
Phone 15 Union Hotel
CAPTION, THE WATCHWORD
Two old Scots were discussing the
domestic unhapplness of a mutual
friend.'
"Aye," said one, "a sair Ume has
Donald wl' that wife of his; they say
they're aye fechUn'."
"What else can ye expect?'' chimed
In the other, scornfully. "The pulr
feckless creature man-It after coort-
ln' for seven years. Man, he had nae
chance to ken the woman In such a
short Ume. Why, when I waa coort-
ln', I coorted for twenty years.".
An amused listener ventured to ask
whether thla long courtship had ensured connubial bliss.
I tell ye I coorted for twenty
years," the old Scotchman retorted,
"and ln that Ume I kent what woman
was, and ao dldna marry."—London
Dallies. fr
SATURDAY. JANUARY 12, 1924.
I'HE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE THREE
111
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JAN. 11-12
GLORW     BLUEBEARD'S 8th WIFE
C\l//1RlC.f^kl You'll see Gloria Swanson at her best in this story
»»# FFPTI »*JWr I™      of a girl, who learned on her wedding day that she was
married to a twentieth century Bluebeard, with seven
divorced wives.
You'll see her in the most alluring gowns ever designed in a story of boudoirs and beaches, of startling
scenes and gorgeous settings, of sensations that pile
up with breathless swiftness.
You'll see society revelling in pleasure parties of
reckless extravagences and unending surprises, culminating in the Egyptian fete that marks the last
word in settings, costumes and thrills.
EXTRA ATTRACTIONS
"HOPE"
A SEA STORY
"THE EXPLORERS"
A SUNSHINE COMEDY
MATINEE
SATURDAY
2.30 P.M.
MATINEE
SATURDAY
UCfstrttrutmtlfjHcim.
Dance Saturday Night at 9.30 P.M.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
Milton Sills
IN
"The Forgotten Law"
ONK MAN, TWO WOMEN, AND A
TRANSGRESSION OF THE FORGOTTEN LAW—THESE DYNAMIC ELEMENTS BRING ABOUT THE MOST
FORCEFUL DRAMA OF THE YEAR.
COMEDY PICTURES AMI AESOP FABLES
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
HOOT GIBSON U* "THE THRILL CHASER"
.NEXT FIIIOAY AMI SATI'RH.IY, JANUARY 18.19
REX   BEACHE'S   latest story   "BIG BROTHER"
"HUMAN WRECKAGE" IS COMING JANUARY 21.24
Victoria is the political centre of
British Columbia. Location and
chance ordainell that. So. the average voter In the Pacific Province
must naturally look to hla Capital
City to ascertain which way the political wind blows.
The Twentieth Century has witnessed many momentous years. Comparatively speaking. HUM may he expected to eclipse all preceding year:;
in many ways, anil from a purely political viewpoint this is true.
Before this New Yenr has given way
to another, political history in British
Columbia will have been made and
recorded, Anil while politics are
often considered apart from national
and provincial development, the fact
remains that the two are one.
It is absolutely essential thai at
this stage of British Columbia's
growth, progressive, virile administration should he In power.
The  party  system  of  politics   has
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been the foundation of Anglo-Saxon
national life. Just a.s Christianity
(revolutionized the world, so have
Anglo-Saxon principles of government
and justice dominated, the latter being the logical sequel of the former.
The truth of this is forcefully illustrated by the adoption of those principles by practically all progressive
i nations.
Where   third   parties—Labor,   pro-
i gresslve,   Socialist,   Soviet   or   Inde-
j pendent—have sprung into existence.
■ they    have    invariably    materialized
through a temporary disruption of ohl-
1 line    party    practices    .which    have
caused a demand for reform— not of
acknowledged  party  p rid pies,   but a
reform from  the digressions directly
responsible for that disruption.
To-day in British Columbia a third
party has sprung into being, but the
elector alone can decide the genesis
of the movement. If founded upon
sincerity it will prevail, but if grounded In selfish ambition or motivated by
the lust for personal profit the movement must naturally fall.
Probably    before   another    whiter
comes a general election will be held,
The wiseacre names September as the
logical month,     .Meanwhile, a Royal
.commission will pass judgment upon
tha Oliver government and the Conservative  opposition   leader.        That
white elephant, the P.G.E.Ry., is the
"ace   in   the   hole." and  the  political
prophet,   who   is   often   not   without
honor, even in his own country, fore-
j sees the complete vindication of the
l Oliver administration, as well as tho
j opposition leader, and the consequent
downfall or the aspiring McRae forces.
Statements on the floor of the Legislature,  from   members  holding  all
shades  of political  opinion,  concedo
that Hon. .lohn Oliver has headed his
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The Family Herald & Weekly Star cost $2.00 per year
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In addition, each subscriber receives a Beautiful
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This beautiful work of art, in ten colors, is 18 x   1
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for a friend of mine who Is us bud as
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good night's rent whicli I bad not
been able to do for many months. It
Is a woiderfnl remedy and am most
delighted to rerommende It."
TIS EITHER RIGHT OR
IT IS WRONG!
It must be either one or the other.
ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
are governed by the National Electrical Code of Fire
Underwriters and Supplementary Regulations of the
State or Province in which the work is done.
These are plain and explicit and if a job is in accordance
with them no one can find any fault with it—That fact
Cannot be gainsaid.     We periodically request
Provincial Inspection of our Work
and of all inspections made there have been
NO CONDEMNATIONS
That is the record of which we are justly proud and do
not think it can be beaten.
ont MOTTO
PERMANENCE   and   QUALITY
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
government with honesty and integrity of purpose. That is perhaps the
principle which will result in victory
for the government party when the
issue is again placed before the
electorate.
Perhaps the outstanding achievement of the Oliver government during
19211 was the reduction iu freight
rates, secured only after a long and
bitter fight. However, the decrease
in rates does not satisfy Premier
Oliver, who has announced his de.
termination to carry on the fight until
all discrimination against British
Columbia has been removed.
Thanks to the political aspirations
of certain outside factions during the
past year, a wrench has been thrown
Into the machinery of government In
this province, but 11 promises to have
little effect upon general conditions.
owing to the rather questionable
methods of the Third party to gain
public favor, through tiie launching
of a broadside of abuse and vituperation, a thorough Investigation of
P.G.E.Ry. matters Is in prospect. The
outcome of this enquiry through a
Royal commission wlll find the political situation unchanged, excepting
tbat the government will be stronger
and the ambitious Provincials outside the pale. But the public must
pay, first the cost of the enquiry und
the consequent loss or time of Its
public servants and, secondly, the
fight for freight rates adjustments
must he delayed.
Premier Oliver would be in Ottawa
now carrying on the fight for fair-
play if it were not for the pending
investigation. However, his hat is In
tlio ring and there It will stay, he declares, until justice has been done by
British Columbia. The removal of
freight rates discrimination Is the big
issue before Uriiish Columbia and
while victory will come eventually,
it is regrettable that petty politics
must continue to obstruct the legitimate business of the administration.
.Most significant of the Industrial
progress of British Columbia Is the
government announcement of the Incorporation of thirteen new companies last week, with a combined capitalization of approximately (16,500,000.
Kew people are aware of the huge
strides being made in this province,
but within two years company incorporations have practically doubled
and this new year promises to witness unprecedented progress in industrial and commercial expansion.
So long as liquor Is consumed legally In British Columbia, thc public will
secure the benefit derived from the
profits. Last week the finance minister, Hon John Hart, distributed the
profits for the six months ending
September 3D Inst, the municipalities'
share being flllii.ll.'ll.
Hon. W. II. Sutherland, minister of
public worka, and his engineers, have
practically completed the 1924 road
program and in districts where weather conditions permit work will be
carried on rapidly. It Is the minister's intention to extend the system
of settlers' roads throughout thc
province. Little paving work will
he carried on for several years, but
the money available for roads and
trulls will be spent with an eye to
providing adequate transportation for
thc pioneer settlers who are playing
such a large part In the opening up
and development of British Columbia.
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The
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"Where Quality Counts."
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COURTENAY, B.C.
Mrs. I. Crowe, of Whltehorse Road.
Croydon, writes:—«| am pleased to
tell you that the small tin of ointment
you sent fo me at Ventn»r, has proved
a complete success, my hearing Is
now quite normal, and the horrible
head noises have ceased. The action
of tills new remedy must be very re.
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with these complaints for nearly ten
years, and hare hnd somo of the very best medical advice together with
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very grateful I am, for my life has
undergone an entire change."
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WARNING
During tho cold weather, householders should see that
all water pipes are well protected.     It is a good idea
to wrap all pipes with sacking, or better still, have
them boxed.
ARE YOUR WATER PIPES PROTECTED?
Cumberland and Union Water
Works Co. Ltd.
Hon. John Hart, minister of finance,
has completed  plans for the collection of the now gasoline tax of three
cents per gallon, which became eflec-
j i live on January I.     The new fuel oil
tax of one half cent per gallon also
■jI went  Into effect  on  the first of the
B I year.     Tlle new levies are being accepted as an  eminently  fair  way of
securing  revenue  directly  from  persons  receiving   benefit   from  services
given.     The gasoline tax will provlllo
revenue for highway purposes.
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UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
1 aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
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A new oil lamp that gives an amazingly brilliant, soft white light, even
better than gas or electricity, has
been tested by the U. S. Government
and 31, leading universities and found
to be superior lo 10 ordinary oil lumps.
It bums without odor, smoke or nolso
—no pumping up, Is simple, clean,
safe. Burns 94',; air and K'c common kerosene (coal oil.)
The Inventor, J. B. Johnson, 579 Jlc-
liermot Ave., Winnipeg, is offering io
send ii lamp nn 10 days' KKKR trial,
or even tn give one KBEK lo Ihe first
user In eorh locality who will help
him Introduce It. Write hiin to-day
lor particulars. Also ask him to ex-
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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY. JANUARY 18. 1824.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning al
Cumberland, li. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY, JANUARY  12,  1924.
Bite   off   more   than   you   can
chew,
Then chew it.
Plan   tor  more  than  you  can
do,
Then do H.
Hitch your wagon to a Htar,
Keep your scat, and there you
are!
THE EDITOR TALKS
With the New Year comes the resolution to make this newspaper better
during 1924, We know that there iu
room foV improvement and that the
country newspaper that stands Htiil
must ultimately fail, Wc have no
sympathy in the belief that the field
of the country weekly is limited, or
that so many people will take the
paper whether it is worthy of support
or not. The country editor is no
longer tolerated in the community nnd
supported through local pride. He
can no longer stretch his lazy limbs
on the top of his desk and blow rings
of smoke from his old black pipe
while his one compositor (ills the columns of his paper with clippings from
the exchanges. He is no longer fed
upon fruit and vegetables from his
subscribers' farms, and brought angel-
food cake from the wedding feast.
Those good old days are past and
gone. In the field of newBpajtpr publishing today the competition is keen
and the only way to build circulation
and get results for your advertisers
is to puhlish the best newspaper. We
promise you our best efforts in the
coming year and thank you for your
substantial support in the past.
STICK TO YOUR RELIGION
Practical religion in   a    friend    of
longevity in the fact that it is a protest against dissipations which injure
and destroy health.     Had  men  and
women live a very short time.   Their
sins kill them.     Vou all know many
good old men and but very few bad
old men.      Why?     Bad men seldom
live to got old.     Lord Byron died at
Missolought at thirty-six years of ag?.
himself his own    Mazeppa,   his   unbridled passions the horse that dashed
with  him  Into the    desert.       Edgar
Allan Poe died at Baltimore nt thlrly-
ciglit years of age.     The black raven
that alighted on  tho  bust above his
chamber door was delirium tremens,
"Only this and nothing more."     Napoleon Bonaparte lived only Just beyond mid-life, and died at St. Helena,
and one of his doctors said that his
disease was induced by excessive snuffing.     You have known many people
who have not lived out half their days
on account of their dissipations ami
indulgences.      No,  practical   religion
is a protest against dissipation of any
kind.      But,  you  say, professors of
religion have fallen, professors of re-,
religion have   misappropriated   trust
funds, professors of religion have absconded.     This is all true, but they
threw away their religion before they
did  their  morality,  and  before  they
did these evil acts.      If a man on a
White Star Line Steamer  bound ror
Liverpool in mid-Atlantic Jumps overboard und is drowned, is that anything against  the  White  Star  Line's
ability   to   take   the  man   across  the
ocean?    And if a man jumps over the
gunwale   of   his   religion   and   goes
down, never to rise, is that any reason  for your believing that religion
has no capacity to take thc man clear
through?     In the one case If he bad
kept to the steamer his body would
have been saved; In the other case, If
he had kept to his religion Ills morals
would havo been saved.
copies he can. The kind-hearted man
goes around to tbe newspaper office
and pays what he owes. Tbe successful business man who advertises
regularly and makes money by It,
Immediately starts out to find the
editor and the two walk silently down
the street to the cigar store. Ab they
bile the ends of their cheroots life ls
sweeter and peace settles down on
their hearts for u moment. Such is
the fate of a mustard seed that falla
ou different ground.
DICE WITH DEVIL
When the Tibetans celebrate their
New Year's Day, which occura ill Feb-
ruray .lhe Grand Lama's representative throws dice with the devil for
"the luck of the year," Bald Sir
Charles Bell, late political officer for
Tibet, recounting before the Royul
Geographical Society his experiences
(luring this year's visit to Lhasa, the
holy city and capital of that country.
If the devil wins, evil is supposed lo
triumph and the people suffer; but If
his Holiness wins, all is well. Yet
Satan starts with an insurmountable
handicap, because his dice has only
two spots on each face, whereas the
Lama's has six.
As Hell traveled toward Lhasa he
met many pilgrims, prostrating themselves every inch of the way. They
lay on the ground and made a mark
with their fingers a little beyond their
heads, then rose and walked to the
mark, prostrated themselves again,
and continually repeated the performance. Some are known to go 2,000
miles ihus, taking seven to ten yenrs
for the journey.—The Hook.
tliat impede our progress. It Ib such
a fine afternoon for golf or the weather Is bo gloomy today we'll knock off
early end go where the lights are
shining.
You can study all the ups and
dowUB on the business barometer
chart. You can take all the courses
in all the correspondence schools In
the world, you can get all the knowledge to be had ln all the colleges, but
If you want wisdom in big hunks, take
the tip of old Euripides: "He ts wise
that ls wise to himself."
The wise man does lt now.
MYSELF!
DO IT NOW
(.0 BURY IT DEEPLY
A town that never has anything to
do in a public way is on the road to
the cemetery, Any citizen who will
do nothing for his town Is helping lo
dig the grave A man that curses
the town furnishes lhc coflln, The,
man who Is so selllsh as to have no
lime from his business to give to civic
affairs is making (lie shroud. Tin:
man who will not advertise in driving
the hearse. The man who is always
pulling back from any public enterprise throws bouuuets on tho grave.
The man who Is so stingy as to be
howling hard times preaches Ihe funeral, sings the doxology, and thus lhc
town lies burled for all growth and
progress.
HOW THEY TAKE IT
It Is more fun to watch a man road
a puff of himself in n newspaper than
to hoc ;i fut mull slip on a banana
peel. The narrow-minded man reads
It over seven or eight times and then
gfiw    around    to   appropriate    whnt
Here is a thought for the New Year,
and if you tie to it and stick to It
during 1924 we will guarantee that it
will bring bigger returns than any
other single resolution you can make.
"Do it now!"
Big men do things—little men delay
tilings. Delay puts out the fire of
purpose in all men.
How often have you said, "But I am
not in tiie mood to do this thing today." If you let your moods control you, you will soon be a man of
moods. Again you say, "I'll wait
until certain things develop," and
this, nt times, is necessary. But
while you are waiting, you are developing a disposition to put things
off. It is seldom that it condition is
improved by waiting.
When a man puts a thing off. it's
pretty good proof that the thing is
disagreeable, or that he does not
think he can do it. We do not defer
lhe pleasant things. We are not late
to the show, neither are we slow about
getting to a good dinner.
The simple story of the gardener
furnishes n good example of the put-
it-offer, For luck of ambition or initiative, the gardener, in the spring,
put off pulling weeds. He had no
appreciation of tiie necessity of keeping ahead of the weeds. He let the
weeds ill the garden grow until they
got the best of him und of the garden.
As a result the put-il-offskl gardener
was down on IiIb hands and kneea
weeding tho garden every day, all
summer long. His onion crop was a
failure, ills crop of weeds made the
garden a failure and proved that he
was a follure.
Wc are all members of the firm of
Wail and Delay. We have enough
good intentions to pave all the road
from Failure to Success, but we just
naturally keep putting off the things
I have to live with myself, and so
1 want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the
eye,
I don't want to stand, with the setting
sun,
And hate myself for the things I've
done.
I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot ot secrets about myself,
And fool myself, as I come and go,
Into thinking that nobody else will
know
The kind of a man I really am;
I don't want to dress up myself ln
sham.
I want to go out with my head erect -
I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here In the struggle for fame and
pelf
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and
know
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty
show.
I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know;
I can never fool myself, and so,
Whatever happens I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience-free.
—Selected.
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
There has been much talk lately of
the value of advertising in the daily
and weekly papers where the general
public Is reached. That Is, will an
agent or a company get value received
for the money he expends. President
Phillip Burnet of the Continental Life
of Wilmington, Del, brings out n
rather important point in this connection from the company standpoint
He recognizes that there is a certain
value ln advertising ln the magazines.'
and newspapers. He thinks that insurance today is pretty well sold as an
institution. People believe in lt.
They have little fault to find with it.
The large companies have done nioro
or less advertising and have brought
insurance to the very door-steps of
the home and place of business.
SPECIAL STOCK-TAKING SALE
Dry Goods Department
LADIES' COATS, DRESSES & FURS
AT   GREATLY   REDUCED   PRICES
THE BALANCE OF OUR STOCK OF
MILLINERY   AT   HALF   PRICE
56-INCH DONEGAL TWEEDS, BARGAIN PRICE PER YD  $2.75
64-INCH STRIPED TWEED SKIRTING, BARGAIN PRICE PER YD  $1.75
56-INCHTIEATHER MIXTURE TWEEDS, BARGAIN PRICE PER YD  $2.75
56-INCH GREY TWEED SKIRTING, BARGAIN PRICE PER YD {  $2.25
SELF-COLORED KIMONA CLOTHS, IN PINK, SAND AND SKY, BARGAIN PRICE
PER YD.        60C 60C        PER YD.
HEAVY WEIGHT FIGURED KIMONA CLOTH, BARGAIN PRICE PflR- YD    60c.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN LADIES' WHITE AND PINK BLOOMERS, EACH      75c.
EXTRA SPECIAL BARGAIN IN LADIES' ALL WOOL ST. MARGARET RIBBED
HOSE, IN BROWN, CAMEL AND SAND.
SPECIAL     IOC     A PAIR
EXTRA SPECIAL BARGAIN IN LADIES' ALL WOOL "ST. MARGARET"  BLACK
7K„                                 CASHMERE HOSE !      nt! _
I U t PER PAIR PER PAIR I DC
Grocery Department
Not-A-Seed Raisins, 15-oz. pkts. 3 for 50c.
Ramsay's Sodas, Cartons _  25c.
Graham Wafers, per lb  25c.
Osprey Crab Meat, tins  40c.
Tiger Salmon, i/js, tins, 3 for  50c.
Classic Cleanser, 3 tins   25c.
Pride Washing Powder, 2 pkts  55c.
Fry's Cocoa, V^s, tins   30c.
Small White Beans, 3 lbs  25c.
Lima Beans, 2 lbs  25c
Yellow Corn Meal, 9-lb Backs  55c.
Posts Bran Flakes, 2 pkts  35c
Squirrel Peanut Butter, tins, 2 for .... 45c
Naval Oranges, 3 doz. „.;.  85c
Salt Mackeral, each    35c
Boneless Salt Cod, boxes  50c
Tillson's Oats, Aluminum Pkts. 40c.
ORAPE FRUIT, CRAPES, BANANAS, CRANBERRIES,   TABLE   FIOS,  TABLE   RAISINS,   LEMONS,
DELICIOUS APPLES, CABBAOE AND HEAD LETTUCE.
TELEPHONE
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CUMBERLAND
B.C.
Car  For Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phones:   Prom   9 a.m. to 11 p.m.   25
From 11 p.m. to   9 a.m.   22
Ask for Geo. Mason.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.MERKIFIELD,   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
Blankets and Comforters
Ayrshire Blankets, in 6, 7 and 8 lbs.
$9.60,   $10.50   and   $12.50
Pure Wool Blankets, large size , $10.35
Flannelette Sheets, 12-4 size  *... $3.25
A range of Comforters, priced at
$3.60,   $4.25,   $5.25,   $10.50
Men's Sweaters, with fancy collars, priced each $3.75
Stanfield's Underwear, in White and Grey, Pure Wool.
Work Socks, per pair 35c 40c 50c. 60c. and 90c
Ladies' Hats at greatly reduced prices.
Flannelette, in White and Colors, per yard
25c. 2iy1c. 35c 45c and 50c
Ladies'  and  Girls' Sweaters at reduced prices for
this week.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
BEEF. VEAL, MUTTON AND
PORK
Fresh and Cared Fish
t    HOTELS AND CAMPS
SPECIALLY CATERED Hi
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
W. P. Symons  • •    Proprietor
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MADE TO ORDER,
Framing    •    Cleaning    .    Repair*
Telephone 1.     •     P. 0. Boi II
CUMBERLAND, B. V.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
Connecting with Boat at Union Bay
every Sunduy Morning. Leave Cum-
berland Hotel, 8 o'clock.
UNION   HOTEL
CUMBERLAND, B. C
Comfort and  Homelike  «ervlco.
26  rooms,  electrically heated.
Excellent cuisine-
For reservations Phone IB.
R. YATES, Manager.
Royal Candy Co.
WE ALWAYS CARRY A FRESH STOCK OF CANDIES AND
CHOCOLATES
HOT DRINKS AND LUNCHES. ETC., FOR THE COLD.
ROYAL CANDY COMPANY
The EYE
EXCLUSIVELY
Refraction and Muscular
R. KAPLANSKY, O. D.
Graduate Aptometrist and Optician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
MEDICAL FUND BUILDING
Hours: 1.30 to 6.30—7 to 9p.m.
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent tor—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B. ('.
Tbe Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds ot Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc. Drop in and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent In Cumberland, wbo
will advise you on any work you wlah
to have done.
Onr   Work   aad   Service
Will Please You t :     it
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B*\     —      V*<m» l*»
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladies' and  Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
King 'George Hotel     4
Victor Bonora, Proprietor
FIRST CLASS
ACCOMMODATION
Excellent Cuisine
Heated Throughout
Dunsmuir Avenue—Cumberland, B.C.
'
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
PHONE 11      CUMBERLAND 1
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1921.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE FIVE
m
BARGAINS! BARGAINS!
CAVIN'S SWEEPING
January
ONE dollar SALE
JANUARY 12th  to JANUARY 26th
A REAL SALE WITH REAL BARGAINS-Not the 5c. on the dollar kind of bargains, but bargains
where you get an $8 pair of SHOES FOR ONE DOLLAR, and where you get $24 worth for $6.50
READ   ON!    HERE'S   HOW
LADIES' PATENT AND VICI PUMPS
Lot No. 1 includes—Ladies' Patent and Vici Kid
Pumps with Louis Heels, values up $8.50, to be
sacrificed 1 pair for
2 pairs for 1 more.
FOR $3.75 YOU GET $17.00 WORTH
$2 75
Lot No. 2—Ladies Patent and Vici and Brown
Kid, High Heeled Oxfords, Ladies' Black Vici and
Patent Leather two-eyelet ties. London Lady
Makes Brown welted Cuban heel Oxfords to be
sacrificed during the sale.
1 pair for 	
2 pairs for one dollar more—2 pairs $4.75
Here's Where You Get an $8.50 Shoe for $1
$3 75
LADIES' COLONIAL TONGUE PUMPS
Lot No. 3 includes—London Ladies' Colonial Tongue Pump, value $7.75 and Ladies' Gunmetal Hi-
cut Shoes, Louis or Cuban Heels. To
be sold at the give-away price of,	
2 pairs for $5.75
FOR $1 YOU GET $7.75 WORTH
$4.75
LADIES SPATS—Ladies Higrade Tailored Spats, value $2.25, in a number of colors.    On sale for	
$1.50
A number of pairs of Ladies' High Heeled Rubbers for sale at
Per pair '	
50c
Ladies' Maltese Cross Gum Boots, extra special at
Per pair 	
$2.75
•10 P.C. Off all Ladies' Hicut Shoes    We have a number of different kinds and styles
and they are good ones too.
Lot No. 4 includes—Ladies' High Grade Vici Kid
Brown and Black Oxfords.     Only a few pairs,
and a real bargain at
Per pair	
2 pairs for $6.75
$5.75
Lot No. 5—Here's where you get $24 worth for
$6.50. Men's Slaters Higrade Button boots,
worth $12 a pair
Per pair	
2 pairs for $6.50
FOR $6.50 YOU GET $24.00 WORTH
$5.50
Lot No. 6 includes—A number of styles and kinds
of Men's High Grade Dress Shoes. Just a few
pairs of each kind left.    We will sacri-t
fice them at per pair 	
Includes values to $14 in Slaters, Leckies and other
good makes.
$5.00
YOUNG MEN!  JUST ARRIVED! ! A shipment of High Grade Tan Calf Skin Shoes—A snappy line with
French Toe and Rubber Heel.    Specially priced for this sale at
A PAIR
$7.75
A PAIR
WIIIN..I.MI M..N .mini ."II llllll«''ll'll.'ll.MII'll'H,ll[lll.llllllllllllllll'lllll'l]'IWIIII'l'lllllll!IIIMII
As for the Boys and Youths—All we want on our
present stock is our money back, as we intend to
stock Paris Hand-made shoes only.     Come and
price these shoes and save at least 30 P.C.
See our special $1 counter, including Ladies' and
Men's Hose, Children's Shoes, Children's Felt Slippers and a number of other bargains too numerous
to mention.
All Men's High Cut Work Boots at less than cost
—These are all High Grade Shoes—See our win-   \
dows for these bargains.
;   For the little folks—You cannot afford to buy
i   shoes until you have priced our different lines as
this is a sale without profit to us.
Leckies Boys' School Shoes. Boys* High Grade School Boys'    Hicut   Tan   Greb Same in Youths' size 11-
Heavy studded soles, Spc- Shoes.       Selling   at   per Shoes, made of sold Elk 13i,;,.     Bargain Price per
. ,                                                              or leather with 2 buckles, size - B               '
Clal a Pair  Pa""            1-5. Resr. $5.95 a t>air        P"'''   	
$3.50
$3.75
1-5, Reg. $5.95 a pair
$4.25
$3.75
WE   HAVE   NOT   HIRED   ANY   PRICE   JUGGLER   FROM   THE   CITY—WE   ARE   RUNNING   THIS
SALE   OURSELVES.
"YOUR MONEY BACK IF NOT SATISFIED"
AstoriaShoes
Jailor-made for Particular Jrade
-*
Cosh! These All-Leather    /jf1
Astoria Shoes lake a     iSI;
SAVE DOLLARS—NOTE DATE AND PLACE
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CAVIN SHOE STORE, CUMBERLAND
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PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1924.
LUMBER
ALL   BUILDING  MATERIALS,   MOULDINGS,
SHINGLES,  WINDOWS  AND DOORS,
HIGH  GRADES  AT  LOWEST  PRICES.
We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
Cheap Charges.
Slab Wood
(Double load)
Ring up for Quotation at Our Expense.
 $4.50
Royston Lumber Co.Ltd.
R. R. No. 1 Cumberland
Phone  159 : Night—134-X  Courtenay
REV. DEAN QUAINTON,
VICTORIA, IS AUTHOR
OF AN ASTOUNDING
COMMONSENSE IDEA
He Says That Victoria Needs "Something Along the Linen of a German
Beer Harden or a French Cite"
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
REPAIRING,     OVERHAULING,     ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   AND   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS        ....        Royston
Phone 134M Courtenay Exchange
After listening to some of our local
clergy denouncing Vancouver aa "a
sink-hole of Iniquity" and advising
the saintly-minded to "let the working
man soak in his booze until he rots
because he failed to listen to the advice of those who knew better," it ls
like a healthy breeze from the ocean
to read the words ot a broad-minded
churchman. The church owes much
to Its Klngsleys and Maurice's who In
every ago have redeemed it trom the
blight of unhealthy asceticism.
The broad-mindede and healthy parson we have In mind is Rev. Uean C.
9. Qualnton of Victoria, who haB Just
knocked the Puritans cold by suggesting that Victoria could be much
Improved by something along the linen
of a German open-air beer garden or
a French cafe. Coming at a time
when the narrow-minded in our midst
had succeeded in making drinking
popular through a "you dassaul"
statue, the advice ot the dean may
have the effect, if followed, of putting
some of the bootleggers around the
Empress Hotel out of business.
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learn right at home in your
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Beware the Botlegger
Just how dangerous this new form
of hotel drinking may be to visitors
can be ilustrated by the experience
of a man who recently called up his
favorite bootlegger and had a bottle
delivered to him at a room in the
Hotel Vancouver. He received a
bottle of "Watson's No. 10." Luckily
for him he happened to know that
the Watson firm had gono out of business two years ago. Suspicious of
the color and the sediment ln the
boitle, he proceeded with care. Thc
label looked a good label, but the
cork was branded with tbe strange
legend "Wattson's, destillers, Dunde,"
Reasoning that a moonshiner who
couldn't copy the simple lettering on
a forged brand was not likely to be
much more successful with the quality
of his moonshine, the purchaser
poured the stuff down the drain in-
Ktcad of into the glasses ot himself
and his friend.
However, to return to Dean Qualnton. Victoria has just been voting
exemption of water rates to the
C. P. R. for the next twenty years
in return for an undertaking that the
railway company will spend $200,000
In building an amusement centre behind the Empress Hotel on a site to
be donated to them. Victoria having
apparently decided that it prefers
tourists and white collars to factory
chimneys and dinner palls, the deal
for the- amusement centre seems a
good enough one. Discussing some of
the things that Victoria needs—a new
cathedral, purer speech and manners
ill public life, juvenile court reform,
and better facilities for playing cricket—thc Dean said:
A (icriunn ljeer Curdcii
"Before the proposed Amusement
Centre was broached. I had my own
mental picture of one—and one that
was impracticable. I had often noticed tliat, specially In the summer,
we had no rallying point for those
who love the fresh air, want to meet
their friends and make new ones, desire to eat and  drink  together,  and
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hear some good music. Aa picnickers
and bathers we scatter over widely,
separated beaches. Bearing ln mind
the need of communal pleasure, I
have often pictured the green and
spacious lawns in front of the Em-
pres Hotel, on a summer day, dotted
with tables on which light refreshments might be served, a really good
band would play pleasing music, a
glass ot beer or wine or a liqueur
could be obtained with other refreshments (there is nothing like publicity
as an aid to true temperance), prom-
enadors would pass up and down, all
types of life would be represented
there. Victoria Is excellently suited
for an extended something on the
lines of the German beer-garden or
the French cafe. And a central rallying point ot this kind would unify our
civic consciousness, break down barriers, and it might even make politicians urbane. Possibly the C. P. R.
Amusement Centre will meet this
ueed. If so, by all means let us have
It."
Of course the dean's broad-minded
and common-sense suggestion has
shocked those of his brother clergy
whose Idea of the Millenium ls thc
time when mental telepathy has advanced to such a stage that It will be
possible to go to a policeman on the
street and say, "Officer, arrest thnt
man! He's thinking of beer."
A Strang* Bit of Irony
Isn't  it an   amazing   commentary
on the point ot view and passion of
organized Puritanism that a vast organization   with   large   financial   resources, and  many  salaried  officers,
1 is lighting to make it difficult for a
I mature man or woman to partake of a
glass of wine or beer when they are
so minded, while at the same time
those who are fighting   against   the
: appalling    narcotic    drug    traffic—a
' traffic unrelieved by a single spark of
I extenuating joy or usefulness—find it
hard to raise a few paltry dollars to
pay running expenses.
British Colubla would be very mucn
I better off If we could trade a dozen
! or twenty weasel-eyed cranks for two
or three broad-minded Christian
'. gentlemen like Dean Qualnton, irrespective of what their particular the-
I ologlcal opinions might be.—The
: Hook.
MUNICIPAL
WHO'S WHO
OF CANADA
I ! "Thinking, trying, toiling, and
' ! trusting in God; that Is all there
I I   Is to my biography."
John  Wnnamaker.
NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the Eaary Timber Company Limited intend to apply
to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, Victoria, B.C., to change Its
name to Thorasen & Clark Timber
Company Limited.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C., this im
day of December, A.D. 1923.
LAURA  L.  McOHEE.
Ana Is taut-Secretary.
The current Issue ot The Municipal
Review contains the First Chapter of
"Municipal Who's Who of Canada",
and Includes tn this preliminary work
some two hundred biographies of
Mayors, many of them being illustrated by photographs of these chief
Magistrates.
Obviously this work will fill a long
felt need. Municipal government is
closely bound up with the future of
Canada, and it Is reasonable to expect that if our municipal government Ib good we are going to demand
the same in the Legislature of Canada, as well as at Ottawa.
Thus for the first time we see and
compare our mayors; who are they
and what experience have they had.
"The Parliamentary Guide" published at Ottawa has long supplied us
with valuable information, and with
the ever Increasing importance of municipal government, "Municipal Who's
Who" will supply us with this similar
information in the municipal field.
The first Chapter Is only the beginning .and will be followed quickly
by additional Chapters on the permanent Officials. These Chapters
will be of equal interest, for the
elected men come and go, but our
local government is carried on continuously by our Secretaries, Treasurers and Engineers. They represent
faithful service over a long period of
time and should be very Interesting
reading. It would be interesting to
know what remuneration these Officials receive .and there ls no doubt
thnt great permanent benefit can be
secured to the municipality through
choosing the right Officials and placing more resposibllity on them.
The Program of the "Municipal Review" for the year 1924 includes,
apart from Chapters on "Municipal
Who's Who," a feature Biibject for
each of the twelve months.
The program is headed "Milestones" and briefly traverses the
twenty years ot service In the interest nf municipal Canada.
A GOOD REASON
"Jimmy," said the teacher, "why is
lt that lightning never strikes twice
in the same place?"
"Because," said Jimmy confidently,
"after it hits once, the same place
ain't there any more."
There's solid satisfaction in
U.B.C.
BEER
It's made right—has the body—
has the strength.
It's pure — contains absolutely
nothing but pure materials.
It refreshes — strengthens
and invigorates as does no
other beverage.
Insist on U. B. C. Beer
delivered to your home
'..j'v'i
Union ""T.'.ig
On Sale at All Vendors
Vancouver Breweries Limited
This advertisement  Is nol  pulillBhed or displayed  by  the Liquor Control  Board  or by
the Government of British Columbia.
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.     Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and (il
SYNOPSIS OF
LMOTMNDINTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, .surveyed
(.'ruwn landi may be pre-empted by
British subject* over 18 years of age,
and by allene on declaring Intention
to become British eubjecte, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purpoiee.
Full Information concerning regulation.) regarding pre-emptions Is
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lauds, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purpose*, and which is nut timber-
laud. I.e., carrying uver 5,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and s.ooo feet per acre east of that
Range.
Application fur pre-emptions aid
tu be addrexaed to ihe Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, In which the land applied for
lti situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
lo value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before u Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed Information ses
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Und."
PURCHASE
Applications are received fur purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-clans (arable) land la $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.&0 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or laase
uf Crown lands is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Laud Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lauds."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not extending 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
slumps gei
HOMESITE LEASES
I'nsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltss,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
LEASE8
For grazing and industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under ths Grazing Act the Province Is divided into grazing districts
snd the range administered under -x
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits ars issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owner?
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits ars available for settlers,
campers and  travellers,  up  to  ten
camper.
heel H
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1924.
IHE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE SEVEN
NEW GARAGE
FOR COURTENAY
Tht- growth uf Courtenay continues.
Another business housse has made
preparations for the construction of
a building on Union Buy road, opposite the Government Liquor store, to
be used as a garage. A year ago
.Messrs Meredith Brothers leased a
small building from Dr. Millard aud
began business as agents for the Star
and Durant cars, operating a repair
shop in connection therewith. So
satisfied are they with the business
already  done and  with   the  outlook
PORTABLE HEATERS
$7.50
"Polar Cub" «JW .50
RADIO SETS AND PARTS
 APPLIANCES	
Featuring—Curling Irons (marcelle wave attachment)
Boudoir Sets, Percolaters, Heating Pads, Irons, 6 and 3
lbs., etc.
LAMPS
Piano—Bed—Floor and Portable
We have in stock one of the Famous "Laundryettes".
It dries without a wringer.
A demonstration will satisfy the most critical.
THE
Piket Electric
Phone
164
COURTENAY
B.C.
P.O. Box
71
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
I'nion Bay Road
Courtenay
Auto Painters
Bring your cars In for an estimate.
Prices reasonable. Work guaranteed.
Workshop at the Condensnry.
C. G. WILSON
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
ARCHITECT
600 B.C, Permanent Loan Bldg
PHONE 3SI3     VICTORIA, BX.
DR.   R.   B.   DIER   AND   DR.
W  .BRUCE  GORDON
!   .        Dental Surgeons
Oflice:  Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
for the future that they have accepted Mr. Angus Bell-Irving as a member of the linn and will build a modern garage on the lot at the corner
of Union Bay road and Walter street.
This property the firm has recently
purchased from Dr. Millard. The
new member of the firm Is not a
stranger to Courtenay and district as
lie has resided on Denman Island for
the past ten years and has become
one of the popular members of the
Island community. The new garage
wlll be eighty feet long by sixty feet
wide, with a modern show window six
feet by thirty feet. It is intended lo
make this a one way garage—that is
to Bay, when a car drives iu it does
not back out but goes straight
through. The firm name will be
Meredith Bros. & Bell-Irving. All
members are returned men, having
seen service in the trenches.
DOVE CREEK WHIST
DRIVE AND DANCE
On Friday night, January 4th, the
members of the Dove Creek Community Club held the last whist drive
scheduled for the old year. The caid
party was held at the farm of Mrs.
A. Geldt who had kindly placed a
building at the disposal of the residents of the neighborhood since the
burning of the school building a few
weeks ago. There were fourteen
tables occupied by the players, the
prizes going to Miss Ph.iills Hughes
and Miss Winnifred Woods, first and
second respectively; Mr. Bert Harris
and Mr. William Vass were winners
of the gentlemen's prizes. During
the evening Messrs. James Aston.
William Shilcock and William T.
Wain rendered several vocal solos ami
a fruit cake that brought eleven dollars at raffle was won by Mrs. L.
Rees. Certainly the spirit displayed
by Mrs. Qeidl and family is commendable for they not only provided a hall
for the party but donated the lumber
out of which tables and seats were
made. Other whist parties will be
held at the farm during lhe remainder
of the winter and the money raised ln   OLEOMARGARINE TO
this manner will be devoted to the
funds of the school.
ALD. BRAMLEY RETURNS
Alderman Bramley relurned last
Friday from Vancouver, where lie
spent the past two months. He says
he has no Intention of being a candidate for the Courtenay City Council
for 11124. He Is. however, active
again lu his capacity of "Ministers of
Public Works." A new sidewalk Is
laid beside the Royal Bank of Canada
and some street work has been don.i.
a lot of ihe rough places having vanished with the placing of gravel on
the roods.
Mr. Daniel Kllpatrlck went to Vancouver on Tuesday morning.
...
Mrs. JaineB H. Parkin, after being
at the Comox Hospital for two weeks,
has returned home.
* *    *
Mr. William Douglas has gone to
Vancouver where he has this week
been operated on at the hospital there.
...
Mr. F. H. Uibbs, Island Manager ol
the Brackman-Ker Milling Company,
paid this city a business visit on
Tuesday  and   Wednesday.
* «   *
Chief Joe Mm Mm, of the Puntledge Indian Reserve got a bad cut on
thc head a few days ago when he
slipped on a frosty board and fell.
* *   *
Mr. Theed Pearse has returned from
Comox Hospital where he has been a
patient for the past month.
VANISH FEBRUARY 29
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TUNER
Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co
Cumberland and Courtenay.
IN    THE    SUPREME    COURT    OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
STEAMSHIP
TICKET AGENCY
TICKETS TO ALL PARTS
OF THE WORLD
AGENT FOR ALL STEAMSHIP
COMPANIES
Drop in and let us talk it over.
E. W. BICKLE
Agent, Cumberland, B.C.
Canadian National Railways
Mr. Charles Shannon has just com-
i pleled a sign for the Elks Lodge. It
i ls a beautiful piece of work and be-
■ Bides reflecting great credit on the
| painter. haB brought forth compli-
I ments to Miss Violet Trotter, who as-
j sited with ihe work and designed the
| lettering.     In the forground fs an Eli!
in majestic pose on a hillock with the
■ green forest for a background.    The
| colors are wonderfully natural.     Mr.
I William Ferguson designed and constructed the board on which the Emblem has been painted.
Under New Management
i
Hotel Douglas
When In Victoria, why not make
this hotel your home?   It is In
every way a strictly modern fireproof building
and you will like
the service.
RATES
Outside rooms  with private  bath
—per day $2.00—
—per week $10.00—
Nice airy rooms without bath from
- per day $1.00—
-—per week $4.00—
Free Bus meets all boats and trains
phone mo
l-J. H. KILLICK, Proprietor-1
To correct misinformation contained in bulletins issued by the manufacturers and distributers of olemai-
garlne in Canada, a leaflet entitled
"Anti-Oleo" has been issued by the
National Dairy Council ot Canada.
These steps have been found necessary because of the situation which
has arisen as a result of the suspension of the war measure known as
the "Oleomargarine Act," which permitted the importation and manufacture of oleomargarine. The sale 111
Canada of the commodity will cense
at the end of February. 1024.
Under the provisions of the "Dairy
Industries Act." as amended ln 1112:1.
a minimum standard was established
of 80 per cent, fat in butter. Provision was made to prohibit the manufacture, importation, and sale of milk
or cream containing any fat or ol!
other than that of milk.
In Leaflet No. 1 the National Dairy
Council of Canada sets out some very
striking facts in regard to oleomargarine. It is a great deal more profitable to sell oleo than to sell butter.
It ls cheap stuff to manufacture, costing about 12 cents per pound. When
retailed at 28 cents per pound, there
is, consequently, a large margin of
profit for dealers handling It. It is
made to look, smell, and taste like
butter; hence the deception which
helps the sale of the commodity. It
is a parasite, living on the reputation
of butter.
The component parts of oleomargarine were not definitely defined and
might have been varied at the will of
the manufacturer, except with regard
to coloring-matter and water content,
as indicated by clause 2 of the "Oleomargarine Act, 1919," whicli reads as
follows: —
" 'Oleomargarine' shall mean and Include olemargarlne, margarine, bui-
terine, or any other substitute for
butter:—
"(a.) Which is manufactured wholly ;
or In part from any fat or oil other
than milk and cream:
"(b.) Which contains no foreign coloring-matter;  and
"(c.) Which does not contain more
than sixteen per cent, of water."
r Thus it will be Been that the manufacturers could be guided by whatever
stuff wob the cheapest. If vegetable
oils, provided by cheap labor ln tropical climes, were cheaper than animal
fats produced in Canada, the former
could he used and the benefit to beef-
cattle breeders through the manufacturer of such butter substitute was
thus minimized.
To illustrate this point, during the
year 1921 and 1922 there was manufactured In Canadn 4.590.493 lbs. of
oleomargarine, while for the same
period there wns Imported Into Canada various oleo materials to the value
of 5,732,682 lbs., showing little, if any.
Canadian material used ln the manufacture of oleo during those two years.
—Agricultural Journal.
(In Divorce and Matrimonial Causes).
BETWEEN:
SARAH MARJORY  RIDEOUT
Petitioner,
—and—
ROY LeMESSURIER RIDEOUT,
Respondant,
TAKE NOTICE that a citation, bearing date the fourth day of December,
1923, has Issued from the Supreme
Court of British Columbia (Victoria
Registry) citing you to appear and
answer the petition of Sarah Marjory ■
Rideout praying for a dissolution of
marriage.
IN DEFAULT of your so appearing
you will not be allowed to address the
Court, and the Court will proceed lo
hear Ihe said petition proved and pronounce sentence in respect thereto.
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE tint
for the purpose  aforesaid, you   ire
within twenty-one days from the publication of thl» notice to attend  lu
person or by your solicitors ot the
Victoria   Registry   of   the   Supreme
Court of British Columbia, and thereto enter an appearance in this cause.
BASS  &  BULLOCK-WEBSTER,
Law Chambers, BaBtion Square,
Victoria,  British Columbia,
Petitioner's Solicitors.
DATED the 4th day o( December,
1923
OSWALD  BARTON,
Deputy District Registrar.
TO:
Roy LeMessnrler Rideout.
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite  llo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical  Barber,  and   Hairdresser, Shampooing, Singeing,
Massaging,   Scalp    Treatment.
SECOND-HAND
FURNITURE
Comox Exchange
C*urtenay, B.C.
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND • •  B. C.
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
Courtenay
Billiard
Parlor
Billiard and Pool Tables
McPHEE BLOCK (Downstairs)
COOL — LIGHT — CLEAN
COME IN—
LOOK AROUND
BE SOCIABLE
DR. R. P. CHRISTIE
Dentist
Office and  Residence:   vVillard
Block.   -   'Phone 116.
FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, FRAMES,
INTERIOR TRIM AND
GENERAL FACTORY WORK
Write For Prices to
THE MOORE-WHITTINGTON
LUMBER CO., LTD.
OHfe tm Bridge Street, Victoria, BX.
i
When you are travelling, evening brings lonesome
hours. You would be glad if it were possible to pack
your grip and find yourself instantly at hdme or among
your friends. You cannot make this quick visit, but
at the nearest telephone "Long Distance" will send
your voice back where you want to be. When you
hear the voice, you feel its presence. The voice is the
person. That's why nothing can t»,ke the place of the
telephone as a medium of communication. You feel
you are with the person to whom you are talking.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
H
ere an
dTh
ere
A grizzly bear barbecue will b<
one cf the features of the Wintei
Carnival at Banff in February.
Ten Canadian and three United
States teams have alrwid" entered
for the Eastern International Dog
Derby, whicli will be run during the
Winter Carnival in Quebec, February 21, 22 and 23.
Progress und bright prospects in
the development of sodium sulphate
In Saskatchewan is reported by the
Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Sodium sulphate recovered from
Saskatchewan deposits is now being
used in the manufacture of glass at
Redcliff.
A report of the British Columbia
Industrial Commission Department
shows loans to industries amounting
to |1,176,694 embracing 60 plants.
Repayments have been made on
principal by 55 industries. Total repayments amount to ¥181,428, of
which |71,246 was intertst.
For the purpose of extending
Canadian trade in Greece, Turkey
and the Eastern Mediterranean, W.
McL. Clarke, Canadian Trade Commissioner at Milan, Italy, has been
instructed to visit these countries
and report on the opportunities for
the sale of Canadian goods.
E. D. Colvert, noted guide and
sportsman of Rainy River, who has
done much towards bringing tourists from all parts of the United
States to the Lake of the Woods,
states that the tourist traffic this
year has greatly exceeded all previous years and anticipates a greater
increase next season.
United States grain shipped from
Canadian ports during the crop year,
September 1, 1922 to August 31,
1928, totalled 55,000,000 bushels.
This meant total handlings of approximately 110,000,000 bushels, as
it was necessary for the grain to
pass through the elevators at lake
ports and at ports of exit.
Miss Marion Towne, of Berlin,
Nil., who in three years since she
first put on a ski, has achieved
fame through iter daring and graceful jumping, has expressed her desire to compete with Canada's best
I'irl ski Jumpers at the winter sports
carnival in Quebec on February 21,
22, 2a and 24th, u;tr.;ig which time
she will make exhibition jumps.
Further indications that the ypar
1923 will create a record in ocean
traffic aie shown by figures given
out at th? headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Steamships. Bookings
for we tbound sailings were exceptionally large, while those for sriil-
i.ic> to tho Old Country for Christinas and the New Year were in advance of the traffic of any previous
year.
The Canary Board of Trrde is
taking interest in the proposal of
lav^e British interests, which in-
voives the utilization of western
Mraw lor the manufacture of paper
and ol her products, and is getting
all possible Information with respect
lo the development of industries.
Hundreds of thousands of tons of
straw ars burned in the prairies
every year, which it is claimed has
a commercial value.
St. Jovite, Quebec, has been chosen
once more as a movie location, and
arrangements have been made by
Conrad Nagle and Alma Rubens for
the transportation of themselves,
party of 17 and equipment to that
place during the early winter. Last
winter Lionel Barrymore and Seena
Owen located at St. Jovite for thi
filming of "Snow Blind" prior to
tuking other parts of the picturO
around the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, and Windermere, British Columbia.
Traffic through the Lachine Canal
in 1923 showed an increase over
that of 1922 in almost every particular, the total grain carried being
8t,,285,270 bushels, as compared with
87,831,212 in 1922, the best previous year; coal receipts totalling
813,591 tons, compared with 384,576
tons; tiie ship tonnnge onerated being 5,462,200, agoinst 4,78«,543i
shipments of pulpwood totalling
356,980 tons, against 313,134 last
year; the cargo tonnage being 4,-
411,183, compared with 4,360,328;
and the number of passengers cai>
ried totallinr 78,097, against 69,3jJ
(a  1922. EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1914.
Eft
COMPLETE CLEARANCE
of all
Coats and Hats
FOR EXTRA SPECIAL PRICES
See Window
Any Hat in the Store for
$2.95
(OATS 1IKIIK 111) TO THE LOWEST—IT WILL PAY YOU TO
Secure One Now
Local Briefs
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
Kiasmmm ZTS
m
WEDDING
Cessford * McNeil
Saturday night, January 5th, at
10 o'clock the Hev. James Mood united
ln marriage, Margaret Nesbit McNeil
and James Robert Cessford. M.
Stewart was best man and Mrs.
Grieves, sister-in-law of the bride,
was bridesmaid, The ceremony was
performed in the manse of Hie St.
Georgo's Presbyterian Church.
MISS HARRISON
APPOINTED TO
TEACHING STAFF
The Board of School Trustees hold
their usual monthly meeting In the
Public School on Monday. Mian
Hannah Harrison was given a temporary appointment on tiie leaching
staff at a salary of $1150.00 nor annum.
Alex McKlnnon, Secretary of the
Board and Frank Partridge resigne I
their positions as members of the
Hoard of Trustees and Leslie Brown
moved tliat tho City Clerk lie notified
ol such vacancies.
It was pointed out that the Public
Scbool would require four new trustees, two for one year and two for a
term of two years.
School expenditures for the year
11123 were 28781.13, with n balance of
$86.00 on hand.
exceeded the inflated   production   of
war years.
The actual monetary value of last
, year's production of   minerals    was
{39,699,768, as compared with $35,158
i 8.1.1 111 1(122, on Increase of {4,540,915.
t The production of 1921 had a value of
{28,066,6411 so that in two years the
I Industry has made an advance equal
] to {11,633,117, or 41 per cent.
!    Hon. Mr. Sloan states that the in
i creased production of gold is most encouraging, as was the jump In cop.
| per. In 192.'! there were 54.000,000
pounds of the latter metal produced.
as against 32, 360,000 pounds ill 1922.
The increase in zinc production is
pointed to as most remarkable. During lhe war years Ihis metal was produced ai the rate of between 40,000,-
DiiO and 50.000.000 pounds per annum,
which was considered most striking.
However, in 1923 the production was
62,000,000 pounds, an increase of
5.000,000 pounds over 1922.
The minister of mines predicts that
even greater strides will be made in
mining during 1924. confidence has
been restored 111 British Columbia
iiiiniiia- investments, the world hus
come lo realize that in this province
are mining properties of untold
wealth. With the labor market stabilized and lumbering and agriculture
on a sound basis, there is every reason
lo look forward to a record era of
mining develpomout and mineral production during the next few years.
Mrs. J. J. Donelly, son and daughter ol Seattle, were here on a visit to
the former's parents, Mr. and Mra. T.
Eccleston, ot Trent Road, Royston.
•   *   •
Mrs. Noel McFarlane and daughter
of Nanaimo, spent the New Year holiday with Mrs. John Bruce of Belvoir
Villa.
Ask for    "Flax-o-lene"
Drug Store.
at Lang's
Frank Potter left on Saturday last
to resume his studies at U.B.C., Van.
couver.
...
Mr. Frank Porter ol Vancouver,
will have completed auditing the city
booka by today.
* •   *
Miss Grace Horwood left Saturday
for Ocean Falls.
* *   .
Mr. and Mrs. F. Horwood left for
Vancouver on Saturday.
...
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Drader returned
from a holiday visit to Victoria last
Saturday.
* •   *
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Keenau returned
Saturday from their honeymoon trip
which was spent in Vancouver and
Sound cities.
...
Douglas   Partridge   left  on   Saturday to resume hi sstudles at the University of B.C.. at Vancouver.
...
.Mr. C R. Drader left for San Fran
cIhco yesterday morning (Friday) to
resume his duties at the St. Mary's
Hospital.
...
Morton Graham left Saturday last
for Victoria, where he ls attending tho
College.
...
The Misses Edith and Etta Hood
and Beatrice Bickle left on Monday
for Victoria after spending the vaca
tlon in town with their parents and
will resume their studies at Normal
School Victoria.
* .   •
Miss Bessy Stewart left this mom
Ing   (Saturday)   for Nanaimo, where
she will spend a week with Miss Jo
Darley, before going on lo Vancouver.
...
Cyril Michel left on Saturday morn.
Ing last after spending Christmas' and
New  Year   in   town,  to   resume   his
studies at the Normal School Victoria.
...
Leslie Merrifleld returned last Saturday after spending a few days at
Vancouver and Seattle.
...
Miss Christina McKinnon left on
Saturday morning last for Victoria
where she will resume her studies et
the Normal School.
The small hoy, who, when asked to
define a cold, replied, "Cold-cough
coflln," can have a bottle of "Flax-o-
lene" free.
Takes nine tailors to make a gentleman, and one bootlegger to break him.
A  practical  joke  ia
won't work both ways.
a piston  that
Long    skirts    nre    dangerous    for
women.     short  are  dangerous  for
men.
Evan  a   liar  must  keep  his   word
when no one else wlll lake It.
I.ols of people point the finger of
s -a just to show on their rings.
A man Unit calls liis wife "Dearie"
bears watching.
In New York girls are robbing men
at the pistol point,     in Cumberland
To Investigate
Charges Of The
Provincial Party
Willi the time getting short before
the appointment of the Hoynl coin-
mission lo liivestiRale provincial party
charges .unusual interest is being
manifested by the man on the street.
Premier Oliver has been commended
and condemned for promising an Investigation. Those public officials
chiefly interested In promoting the de-
they do thc same thing only they don't! velopment nf British Columbia malii'-
need guns. lain that there is nothing to investi-
  I gate in connection with the government's handling of the P.G.E.Ry., and
therefore public money should not be
spent on an enquiry. Premier Oliver
has always contended this and took
the stand thai until definite charges
were mnde money would not be wasted
on a royal commission. However,
he takes tho stand that thc public life
of the province is directly affected
and harmed through thc spreading of
charges of wrongdoing and It ia in the
public interest to clean the matter up.
Undoubtedly the Investigation will
far-reaching  effect.        Third
CLUB NOTES
Our government is trying
Within   lis   Income.      Wish   lt
try living without ours.
o  live
would
The Recreation Committee of (he
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Association has posted notices soliciting entries for tournaments to be held
| in Senior Billiards and Snooker, aud
Crlbbage,  and  Junior  Billiards   aud
I Snooker.
I    The prizes for the senior events are
1 firsts, ten dollars' value and second i.
j five dollars' value, the Junior evenl.i.
firsts, seven dollars' value and the
seconds, three dollars' value.
From the number of entries that
have been coming in tn date there Is a
promise of considerable Interest to be
displayed In the competition.
The entries for the Crlbbage tournament will close on January 2L The
entries for the Billiard and Snooker
tournaments will close on January 31.
All entries must be In the hands of
lhe secretary by those dotes.
Over 40 per cent.
Increase In Mineral
Production
Over 40 per cent. Increase In miner
nl production in llrltish Columbia in I have
two years, Is the highly gratifying re- j Party adherents admit that if they are
port ol Hon. William Sloan, minister unable lo substantiate their charges
of mines. liesplte the big prnduc- ! their party will die, while Mr. Bow-
tlon of 1922, last year showed tho big ] ser, opposition leader, recently de-
Increase of 12 per cent, over 1922. j clared at Sidney that If tho charges
Thc 1923 figures are all tho mure slg- j made against him wero truo be should
nlllcaut considering thc fact that they | not be representing Vancouver in the
Legislature nor leading the Conservative party.
So the political situation will be
cleaned up once and for all. In the
opinion of those versed In public affairs, the bluff of the third party has
been called; both Government and opposition wlll be completely vindicated
and at the coming general election
the voters will witness a straight two-
party fight. With the Third party
made up largely of disgruntled Conservatives, who demand a change In
leadership, the advantage naturally
lies with the Liberals, who anticipate
a sweeping victory whan election, lime
comes.
With The
Churches
HOLY  TRIXITT  ANGLICAK
Sunday, January 13, 1923,
Holy Communion 11 a.m.
Sunday School 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 7 p.m.
—Rev. W. Leversedge.
flRACE METHODIST CHTHCH
Sunday, January 13, 1923.
Morning Service 11 a.m.   Subject—
"The Miracle of the Loaves and Pishes."
Sabbath School 11.45 a.m.
Evening Service 7 a.m.—Subject--
"What People are Thinking."
Everybody  welcome.
Rev. J. R. Butler, Pastor.
PUBLIC LIBRARY
ASSOCIATION TO HOLD
ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the Cumberland Public Library Association for
the election of five members to the
Public Library Board wlll be held on
Monday evening, January W, at 7.30
o'clock, In the Lecture Hall of the
Athletic Association.
A good attendance Is asked for In
order that the Cumberland Public may
derive the benefit that they should
from an institution of this nature.
PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY
OIVEN to the Selectors ot the Municipality of the Corporation of the City
of Cumberland tbat I require the
presence of the said Electors at the
Municipal Coucll Chambers on the
14th Day of January 1924, at 12 o'clock
noon, for the purpose ot electing persons to represent them in the Municipal Council as Mayor and Aldermen
(Six), Police Commissioner (One),
and School Trustees (Four).
Tbe four vacancies on the Board of
Scbool Trustees have arisen by virtue
of two Scbool Trustees .having completed their regular term of office,—
and two of the said Trustees having
resigned before completing the regular term of office for which they were
elected.
Candidates shall be elected to the
said offices as School Trustees in the
following manner,—
The two candidates receiving tbe
highest number of votes shall be
elected to hold office for the term of
two years.
The two candidates receiving Ihe
next highest number of votes shall he
elected to hold office for one year,-
that being the unexpired term ot office
for which their predecessors were
elected.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:—The candidates shall be nominated ln writing; the writing shall be subscribed
hy two voters of the Municipality as
proposer and seconder, and shall be
delivered to the Returning Officer at
any time between the date of this
notice and 2 p.m., of the day of tbe
Nomination; the said writing may be
in the form numbered 5 In the Schedule of this Act, and shall stale tho
names, residences and occupation or
description of each person proposed,
in such manner as sufficiently to
identify such candidate; and, In the
event of a Poll being necessary, such
Poll will be opened on Ihe 17th day of
January, 1924, at the Municipal Council Chambers, of which each and evety
person ts hereby required to take
notice and govern himself accordingly-
The Qualifications necessary for
Mayor, are; (1) Must be of the full
age of 21 years and a British subject,
and have been for the six months next
preceding the date of nomination, the
owner of laud and Improvements within the City of the value, aa assessed
on the last assessment roll, of one
thousand dollars or more over and
above all registered Judgments and
charges.
The Qualifications necessary for
Alderman, Police Commissioner and
School Trustee, are; Must be of the
full age of 21 years and a British subject, and wbo have been for the six
months next preceding the date of
nomination and ara registered In the
Land Registry office aa owners of land
or land and Improvements .within the
City, of the value as assessed on the
last assessment roll, of Ave hundred
dollars or more over and above all
registered Judgements and charges.
Given under my hand at Cumberland this Twenty-seventh day of December 1923.
(Signed) ALBERT J. MERRY,
Returning Officer..
Week-end
Specials
B.&B. Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb 60c. and 70c.
B.&B. Choice Ceylon Tea, per lb 65c.
Sweet Relish, bottle 35c. 2 for ..... 65c.
Marmalade, 1 lb. Glass Jars, 30c. 2 for 55c.
Catsup, bottle 25c. 2 for + _ 45c.
Woster Sauce, bottle 25c. 2 for  _..' 45c.
Chrisp Ginger Snaps, 2V4 lbs. for ... _ _... 50e.
Graham Wafers, 2 lbs. for  45c.
White Wonder Soap,, 7 cakes for . 55e.
Pearline, 2 packages for   25c.
Swift's denser, 3 tins for 25c.
Castile Soap, large bars 25c. 2 for 45c.
Toilet Paper, 5 rolls for 25c.
Sodas, large package, each 25c.
Sodas, 7 lb boxes, extra special _... $1.00
Squirrel Peanut Butter, tin 30c 2 for 55c.
Holbrook's Custard Powder, package 20c 2 for .... 35c
Burns  & Brown
B. A B. Grocery
SERVICE QUALITY
Phone 38 for Service and Quality
Over $6,000
(Continued Proa Pa*e 1)
K.W. hours per month free.
The thanks of the Council and Public are also due to the Cumberland
Electric Lighting Company for their
donation of a meter in connection with
the heating appartus, and to the mem.
hers of the Fire Brigade for their donation of $900 towards the improvement of the Fire Hall.
Respectfully submitted,
Aid. F. Partridge, Chairman.
Aid. F. Dallos.
Aid. J. Leddingham.
I able "destructor" still exists.
Respectfully submitted,
Aid.  J.  Ledingham, Chairman.
Aid. Alex. Maxwell.
Aid. J. J. Potter.
To the Ma..or and Aldermen,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen; —
We, your Light Committee have tn
report that during the past year 35
street lamps were reported to the
Chief of Police as defective, and were
replaced.
The street lighting has been carefully supervised and used as economically as possible .
During moonlight nights unnecessary lamps have been extinguished.
Owing to the electric clock arrangement not functioning properly, the
hours of the night watchman have
j been altered so that he now leaves
duty an hour later so that he may
- light or extinguish lamps as required,
! and thus prevent unnecessary waste
j pf electric lighting current
Repairs as required have been satisfactorily carried out.
Respectfully submitted.
Aid. T. II. Mumford. Chairman.
Aid. F. Partridge.
Aid. J. J. Potter.
To the Mayor and Alderman,
City of Cumberland.
Gentlemen;—
We, your Finance Commltte* beg to
report' that the annual audit of the
City book* and accounts ls not yet
completed, but the following state.
ment of receipts for the year Is submitted:
The school taxes for the past year
were reduced by 6 mills.
The total amount of taxes collected
during the year Is:
City taxes $6088.97
School taxes (Inside)   3178.21
School taxes (outside)  2833.62
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Cumberalnd.
Gentlemen; —
We, your Health Committee beg to
report that during the months ot
January and February a mild epidemic
\>t influenza occurred and a few cases
developed Into pneumonia.
In March, one case of scarlet fever
occurred. The patient was kept at
home and the premises quarantined,
and thoroughly fumigated after the
recovery of the patient.
In September a case of small pox
occurred, the patient evidently having
been In contact with cases then prevalent at Union Bay. This case was
quarantined and all contacts vac.
clnaled.    No further cases developed.
During October, November and December, the City was visited by an epidemic of measles. Forty-five cases
were dealt with and the premises
quarantined. No further cases bave
been reported for the last two weeka.
The removal and burning of rubbish and garbage haa been carried out
satisfactorily, but the need tor a auk-
Total $12040 80
TradeB   licenses ....$1*07.50
(Increase of $607.00)
Police Court Fines     721.00
(Increase of   299.46)
Pound fees      26.00
(Increase of      6.30)
Dog taxes      76.00
(Increase of    27.00)
Adverse  conditions  obtained  early
ln the year owing to the temporary
decrease of the population and other
causes, and It was found necessary to
obtain a loan of $4000.00.     That was
i however, quickly paid off.     All out-
| standing accounts, Including the sal-
; ary of the medical officer of health for
, 1918, and an account of   $38.50   for
maintenance ot prisoners  at Okalla
j Prison Farm in 1921, have been paid
j with the exception of an account for
| additional work at tbe Fire hall by
the contractor, which is being investigated, and several School Board accounts at present ln the hands of the
Council for consideration.    After allowing for these being paid, your committee consider that there will be au
approximate amount of about $6000.00
tn hand over to the Incoming Council.
Your Committee are pleased to report that the Bank balance, Current
account at this date Is $7896.70, and
Savings  account $79.61.     Thus, the
finances of the City are ln better condition at the present time than they
have been at any time since Incorporation.
Respectfully submitted,
Aid. Alex. Maxwell, Chairman.'
Aid. T. H. Mumford.
Aid. F.  Partridge.
FIRE BRIGADE
MEET MONDAY
A meeting of the members of tbe
Cumberland Fire Brigade will be held
ln the Fire Hall Monday night, at 7
o'clock. All members are requested
to be present aa business of an Important nature Is be brought up.

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