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Bowling Club
Holds Smoker
Powell River, Nov. 15,—The Powell
River Lawn Bowling club held a most
successful smoker on the night of
Tbursdny, the 10th Inst., In the Drill
Hall, Athletic Club Building.
Among those who took part in the
programme wore: Dr. A. Henderson,
recitation; and songs by Messrs. Leu
Sturgess, D. S. Saunders, Joe Loukes
nnd J. N. McLeod. A toast to thc
company was proposed by Mr. Win.
Loukes and responded to by Mr. R.
Hell-Irving. A toast to the president
of the club, proposed by Mr. A.- S.
Clark, was responded to by Mr. 1).
S. Saunders. The various prizes were
awarded as follows:
Henderson Cup—Club singles
championship: Oeo. Paterson; runner-up, Chas. Rushant.
Brooks Cup—Club doubles championship: P. B. Jack and Joe Cross-
ley; runners-up. J. R. Hall, and W.
S. Hyatt.
Lang Cup—Club rinks championship: J. Drury, A. S. Farnden, J
Anthony. Pat Kelly-(skip); runners-
up, Alf. Farnden. E. W. Rawsnn, Jack
Loukes, R. H. Moore (skip).
McMaster Cup—Club novice singles
championship: J. R. Hall; runner-up
A. Draper.
McMaster Shield for department
competition—1st, Yard Crew; Win.
Linton, Q. H. Linton. J. E. Vick. J.
Gardner, Geo. Paterson; 2nd, Town-
site Carpenters "D": Jack Loukes,
J. R. Hall, A. Draper, R. J. Southcott,
H. H. Foster.
Hat competition—Thos. Cox, W. S.
Hyatt, J. L. Hastings, Bill Parkin.
Challenge Week—Singles: 1st G
H. Linton; 2nd. Walter Parkin;
Doubles, 1st, D. S. Saunders and It.
H. Moore; 2nd, Walter Parkin and
A 8. Clark. Rinks: 1st. J. Scmple,
W. P. Alexander, A. S. Clark. Joe
Loukes; 2nd, J. Drury, Jas. Campbell,
J. Anthony, Joe f'rnssley; draw
game, W. Linton, F. J. Woram. Bill
Gretton, Joe Crossley.
D. 8, Saunders prize for best season's aggregate—Geo. Paterson.
Armistice Day saw a heavy fall of
snow which continued all day and
all Friday night. Some of the ex-
service men of the district gatherel
at the Courtenay Hotel in the evening where dinner at the cost of "ono
day's pay" was served. After dinner
several of those present entertained
with stunt, story and song and all
joined In with some of the old songs.
Owing to a second fall of snow on
Saturday night, which made the roads
well nigh Impassable, the Armistice
service and parade to the calm at
Sandwick was called off. However,
a number gathered in the Agricultural Hall where a short memorial service was held.
Romance Of Early Settlement
Of Vancouver Island Interests
Members  Of Canadian Club
Bruce At McKelvie In Notable Address
Victim Of Accident
Laid To His Rest
The funeral of the late Benjamin
Pearse, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Pearse,
of Minto, who met death iu Vancouver
last week while following his occupation as a stevedore, was held from
the residence of the deceased's parents
on Saturday afternoon last, at 2:30,
Interment taking place In the Cumberland Cemetery, with the Rev. E.
0. Robathan, Vicar of Holy Trinity
Anglican Church officiating.
The deceased was very well kno.wn
throughout the district, his parents
having resided here for a great many
years. He spent his early youth ln
Cumberland ami was at one time an
employee of tllc Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Limited. A few years
ago he married a Cumberland girl,
Miss Nellie Dickinson, who with two
small children are left to mourn his
loss. In addition to his wife and
clildren. a father and mother, Ave
brothers and four sisters are left to
mourn  his  untimely end.
The deceased was borne to his last
resting place at the local cemetery
by well known local men, all Intimate
friends of the family, In the' persons
of Mr. R. Filberg. Mr. D. R. MacDonald. Mr. A. Fraser Watson, Mr. A.
Grey, Mr. Walter Williams and Mr.
J. Davles.
Basketball Season
Off To a Good Start
Moose Carnival Dane*, Ilo llo Hall,
Friday, Dcceohrr ind.  Lots of Font
The Imperial Pavilion, Royston
was the scene of four very Interesting basketball games lost Saturday
evening and the large crowd of spectators who braved the elements went
away satisfied that the game of basketball Is due for a tremendous revival. There were about one hundred
and seventy five spectators present
and the Interesting feature of It was
that they did not go for the dance
but to see the games which were
played with much sprlit by the sixty
odd participants.
The fast steppers, Courtenay Hlgn
School girls, last year's Vancouver
Island champions, received thetr first
defeat at the hands of an Island
team when they were finally nosed
out by a scant two points after playing five mlnules overtime. The scoie
was seven all at full time, first Courtenay and then Port Alberni High
School players taking the lead. The
local girls lost out due largely lo
faulty shooting which was probably
due to lack of practice Inasmuch a<
they have not had any hall in Courtenay In which to play. Tbe Courtenay girls took many more shots at
the basket than the visitors but the
latter played a heady game and their
last basket in the final two nnd one
half minutes overtime cinched the
HojV Game a Humdinger
The boys' gnme was a humdinger
and the winning basket was scored
by the Alberni team In the last thirty
seconds of play, thereby giving them
the victory by a 19-18 count. The
local hoys had a six point lead at
half time due largely to the stellar
playing ot Cliff Laver. The visitors
played a fine combination game, however, and as soon as they became
accustomed to the baskets they gradually overhauled the Courtenay High
School lead anil finally won out by
thc narrow margin of one point.
This Saturday at the Hand Hall.
Cumberland, the local High School
Boys' Team wlll be hosts to the Coin-
tenay High School, when a most Interesting game should result. Tlie
battle starts at 7:30 p.m.
Rural Deanery Hold
Session at Parksville
A very successful meeting of the
Comox Rural Deanery was held a*.
Parksvllle on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Those present were
Rev. Bourdillon! St. John's, Courtenay), Corker (St. Peter's, Comox), Pop-
ham (St. Anen's, French Creek, Ramsey (AUSnlnts. Alberni), Ardagh-Walter (West Coast Mission), Rev. E. 0.
Robathan was in the chair. Rev. F.
Comley and Rev. Alan Greene were
unavoidably absent.
Holy Communion was celebrated at
11 a. m., after which the Rural Dean
gave a stort meditative address from
Newbolt's book, "The Mnn of God."
The Rev. F. A. Ramsey read a comprehensive paper on "The Preparation of Confirmation Candidates"
which opened up many points for discussion. In thc evening, Rev. A. W.
Corker addressed nn open meeting
on his experiences amongst the Coast
Indians at Alert Bay. The lecture
was illustrated by some very interesting lantern slides of photographs
made by the speaker. A great deal of
constructive business was covered
during the business sessions, among
which was a resolution recommending
tn the Synod Executive that enquiry
should be made into the possibility
of holding a congress trl-annually lu
thc Diocese on lines similar to those
held In the Old Country. The meeting closed onThursday with an address by Hev. C. H. Popham, ln whicli
the speaker pointed out the Importance of All Hallow's Eve as a tlmo
of prayer and meditation. Telegrams
were dispatched to Rev. F. Comley
wishing him a speedy recovery from
his Illness and to Rev. Dr. Vance,
Principal of the Anglican Theologl-
Prlnclpnl nf the Anglican Theological Collegia, cmigrnguhitliifr him on
the opening of the new college buildings at Point Grey.
Mrs. Charles White and MIbs Ilor-
een Itlckerton, spent last week-end
111   Ladysmith.
One of the best attended monthly
suppers of the Comox District Canadian Club, held In tlie basement of the
United Church, Courtenay, last nlghi
when upwards of fifty members were
present, listened attentively for one
hour and a half to Bruce A. McKelvle.
Chief Factor of the Native Sons of
B. C, who gave a very interesting talk
on the early settlement of Vancouver
Island and of the report by J. W. Mc. j
Kay of his exploration of Comox in j
1852 and 53.
The president of the Club, Mr.
Theed Pearse, was in the chair, who
on rising, said: "We should consider
ourselves very fortunate in having
Mr. McKelvie come over from Vancouver and address lis." Mr. McKelvie
said tlle chairman, Is an authority on
the early settlement of Vancouver
Island, and as his works
are well known to most of us, I will
not take up any more of your time but
are well known to most of us, I will
call on Mr. McKelvie to address us.
Bruce McKelvle, as jovial looking!
as of old, was. on rising, greeted with
quite au ovation.
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of:
the Canadian Club. 1 am more than '
flattered,  when you  refer to mo as
an authority on the romance of early
settlement, I would say that l am
only a delver Into the history of the
early days, for tlie real history and
the real romance of the early day.)
will not he known for years to come.
We who have beeu digging into thu
past have been amazed at the romance
ol* those early days. I will not go
back into those very early days of
1,000 years before Christopher colum-
bus, but records show very clearly
thut Jews were on this coast about
that time having come from China."
He spoke very briefly of the activities of the Spaniards and of the colorful days of that period and said:
"We could not pay too much tribute
to one. Captain James Cook, wiio
could be called the hero of Canada,
tlie hero of the West Coast, who had
a great deal to do with the destinies
of the East Coast and of the West
Tlie lecturer spoke of the very early
days of the Fur Trader, whose activities were mostly centred at Nootka,
and that it was due to the activities
of one Jhon Myers, a retired naval
officer from tlie British Navy, who
conceived the idea of following Cook
'Continued on Page Two)
Annual Masquerade Of Vets.
Celebrated Armistice Night
Drawing for Chevrolet Coach  Postponed Until Dec. 2nd
The annual masquerade baft <?t fiiu
Cumberland Branch of the British
Empire Service League held in tlle
spacious llo-Ilo Hull on Friday evening last. Armistice night, was a pronounced success.
The attendance was not guile .is
large as in former years, due. no
doubt, to the very heavy fall of snow
which occured a few iiours previous
to the start of the dance, people from
outside points being afraid of becoming "snow bound." However, a few of
the outside residents did take a chance and the contingent from Union
Bay was successful In capturing three
of the very valuable prizes. An e.t-
cellant prize list had been drawn up
by the committe of veterans nnd coin-
petition was most keen. Tlie Judges.
were chosen at the lust moment, and
having no connection with the local
veterans, bad a most strenuous tlnw.
They chose the winners very carefully
and after discussing the merits of the
various masked costumes awarded
prizes as follows:
Best dressed gent, Mr. Peter .McNiven; best dressed lady. Miss McKay
(Union Bay); host national character,
lady, Miss Olive Rlchnr Ison; besl
national character, gent. Mrs. Mutt,
Stewart; best sustained character,
gent, Mr. Andy Kay (Union Buy);
best comic gout. Miss Hlinden; sped
al prize, flower seller. Mrs. .1. .Miller;
best sustained character, lady. Miss M.
Hanna; best comic group. Mr. J. Lockner, Miss Janet Carson, Mrs. Lockner.
Miss Janet Carson, Mrs. Lockner,
Mrs. II. Struthers; best hobo. A. B
Jones; best advertising character,
Mrs. Wycherly; best clown, Louis
Scovardda; best comic character,
lady, Mrs. S. Davis.
Tlie decisions of the judges mel
with the entire approval of nil present.
After the grand march at 11 p. in.
and the awarding of the prizes to tho
successful maskers, the tombola
drawing for spectators took place,
eight handsome prizes being drawn
for. Mr. J. C. Brown, a prominent
member of the local Vets., announced
at the close of the tombola drawing.
that on account of a certain number
of stubs not having been received, the
drawing for the Chevrolet Couch.
which the local Veterans arc holding
for the purpose of furnishing a ward
In the now wing of the Cumberland
General Hospital, would huve to be
postponed and would positively ho
held on Friday, December the second,
at the Ilo-llo Hnll, on the occasion
of the Moose Carnival Dance.
Afier this announcement, dancing
was again indulged in, spectators
being allowed on the dunce floor. A
right jolly time was enjoyed by all
presenl and the Canary Club Orchestra gave universal satisfaction. This
orchestra composed of all local boys
is making a greal name throughout
the district being composed of Itoberl
Robertson. Piano. Herb Roy. Violin
and banjo, Sam Davis, Sousaphono,
"Sonny" Potter and Cyril Newman,
Saxaphone and II. Small, trapps.
The judges for the evening were;
Mr. A. II. Webb, of Nanaimo; Mr.
Corbett, of Powell River;; Mrs. Johnson. Courtenay; Mrs. Robertson and
Mrs.  Maxwell.  Cumberland.
The youngest son of Mr, and Mrs.
: James Young, live months old, died at
; the Cumberland General Hospital on
Saturday last. Interment took place
i on Monday, November Mth, In the
'■ Cumberland cemetery, with the Rev.
J.  R.  Hewitt  officiating,
Armistice Memorial Serice
i Owing to the incieinani weather the
.Memorial Service was held in the War
Veterans' Hall at noon on Sunday last
Instead of ul the .Memorial Arch,
I It was a small but reverent gathering, each feeling the solemnity and
pathos -of the occasion. Tne service
constituted the singing of three hymns
(lie reading of a passage of scripture,
prayers by the Kev. Hewitt nnd uu
address by the Rev, Robathan.   In his
h sermon lie touched upon four reasons
i why those present Iiad assembled;
these being. Love, Loyalty, Sympathy
; and Understandingi for those who 'had
'made the supreme sacrifice,
| Instead of the "Lasl Post" a two
minutes silence wns observed at tlle
. close of the service.
I Mrs. IB, Robathan und family returned to Cumberland .Monday last
after spending a few days iu Nanaimo.
Five wreaths were laid on a Hag-
covered   table   before    the    address.
j They  were    given    by the Board  oi*
| School   Trustees,   tho   Cumberland
j Japanese Association, the City ot
Cumberlunil. the Canadian Legion.
B.E.S.L.,    and    the    Comox   District
j Teachers' Institute.
The Cumberland Cronies' Burns'
Club, after repeated attempts to organize, have at last succeeded In their
efforts and the lirst social of the season will be held this Saturday in the
Anglican Hall, an ambitious programme having been arranged. All
interested In the Cronies' Burns'I
Club, wbether members or not, are I
cordially Invited to be present at the I
social to be held tomorrow night. |
To still further the Interests of the I
club, a meeting will be held In the I
Anglican Hall on Sunday at 8 p.m. I
Uniform Would
Increase Accidents
At tiie meeting of thc Courtenay-
Comox Board of Trade on Tuesday
night. Mr. I*. L. Anderton referred to
the fact that the juries on both the
recent hunting accidents had brought
in the recommendation that the government should bring in some legislation as to the wearing of distinctive uniforms. Mr. Anderton thought
the Board of Trade should go on record as opposed to this. At lirst
thought, lt seemed a good provision,
but if hunters only wore uniforms lt
would Increase accidents amongst
those whose work took them to the
bush and who had no distinguishing
Mr. A. Cleland also spoke along the
same lines from the standpoint of the
Mr. P, P. Harrison, M.L.A., also
spoke on the subject. He said tllat
only one thing would have uny effect
and that was. a change in the criminal code to the extent tllat any person
who shot another person while out
hunting would be guilty of un offence,
no matter what defence, he made, and
not on a question of negligence. Ho
cited the fuel that in one of the Eastern States such u provision hnd been
made and l> had resulted lu hunting
accidents being reduced by sixty per
Ou motion by Mr. Anderton, seconded by Mr. Cleland, the president appointed Messrs. Wm Douglas, P. I.
Anderton. K. I'. Hurford, and A.
Cleland ns a committee to bring In a
report at the next meeting regarding
the recommendations wliieh had been
brought in by the coroner's Juries
wiili reference to ihe wearing of
Badminton Games
Won By Whippets
The "Whippets," a well known Badminton club of Cumberlunil. stepped
fust during the past week, two well
earned victories being chulkcd up for
them. On Monday night, the club visited the Dunsmuir Club and after n
very enjoyable series of games, emerged winners by a score of 130 points
to 100. Sonic vcyr close und exciting
games were plnycd. but the real star
of the evening was Mr. D. Lockhart.!
He is comparatively u new comer to1
Badminton, hut during his short con-1
nectlon with tin- game, has made
rapid strides and can be compared
Willi iht besl iu the district. Look
out, you Imperials!
On  Wednesday night, al  the Band
Hall,, Ihe Whippets  ertatned the;
1'ulied  Church  Ciuli. emerging  winners by a score of lit points to 6ti.
a large crowd of spectators was on
band, und these along with the idle,
players,   kepi   tbe   Hand   Hall   fairly
roi king   with   applause nnd  cheering
for ihelr respective favorites. Cheer-j
lug In uny sport  lias a tendency tol
pill pep Into lbc game und this toum-1
anient    was    no   exception,    perhaps
Borne  of  the   seemingly   impossible!
shots that wcre returned was due to
the "do or die" spirit created by the.
The following Is a complete list ol!
scores In Wednesday night's gamers.
the United Church Church club members lirst in each Instance: J, Auch-
terlone and .Miss Hood lost to L. Dan-,
do   nnd   Miss   D.   Frelone.   4-11;   W.
Brown and Miss I.   Grant lost to W.
Whyte and Miss A   Watson, 8-11;  L. j
II. Stevens and Miss Auclitelone lost!
to n. Frelone and Mrs. Bannerman,
7 II;  Mr. nnd .Mrs. II. Brown lost to
D. Lockhart  and Miss N. Robertson, i
:<-ll;M. McLean and Miss Mann  Ion
to 1). Bannerman and Miss Dando, 6-
11; C Nash and Miss E  Hunden won
Many Speakers At
Annual Conference
Inspiring Talk on Red Cross
The flrst lecture of the Friday afternoon session of the Teachers' Convention wus given by Mr. A. H. Webb
of Nanaimo. on Composition. In
speaking about this subject Mr, Webb
stated that composition was one ot
the subjects that lu the past had been
slighted, but now efforts were being
made to Improve that subject In the
schools. He stated that there are three
influences governing the vocabulary
of a child, the vocabulary of home,
street, and school, and that the home
vocabulary did most to help the child
on at school, or retard his progress.
Helpful hints about both the teaching
and marking of composition were given to the teachers.
"Project Work in Intermediate
Grade History" by Mr. V. L. Denton,
of Victoria Normal School, proved to
be a very Interesting address. In this
talk, Mr. Denton showed that Instead
of merely teaching the children
groups of facts, different periods of
history should he taken nnd the pupils
Interest aroused by modelling the different objects, milking posters on thom,
and dramatizing tlie stories. In such
a way. history would cease to be a
boring and toilsome subject and
would become one of Interest In which
each student would try to excel the
others In the gathering of Information
and illustrations. During the lecture.
Mr. Denton showed a few of the models and illustrations that pupils had
relating to the different periods of
Following this lecture the election
of officers for the Comox District
Teachers' Federation took place and
resulted as follows: Hon. Pres.. Dr.
S. J. Willis. Superintendaut of Education; Vice-Pros. Miss Wood, Comox
Sec.-Treas.. Mr. Wallls, Courtenay.
It was decided that the past president should always be a member of
Executive. Mr. Apps being the post
president now becomes a member of
the executive. It was passed that the
resolution that "Tlie writing mark in
Entrance be given separately., should
be submitted to the Department of
Education by the Teachers' Federation.
At six o'clock a banquet was held
at the Union Hotel, the delightful
repast being greatly enjoyed by those
The toaBl list was as follows: To
the King; To the Department of Education-Mr. Murray, responded to by
Inspector Stewart; To the School
Board—Mr. Blackmore. responded lo
by Mr. McKinnon; To the Tenchers'
Federation—Mr. Stubbs, responded to
by Mr. Webb; To the Visiting Teachers Miss Partridge, responded to
by Mr. Hall.
Miss Hodge, who is an active member of the Red Cross, then gave a
short address on "The Junior Ked
Cross." Miss Hodge stated Ihat thc
first organization of this klud in Can-
adn was started by atcacaer ln Quebec, who, when the Omit War began,
banded her pupils together to form a
Junior Red Cross, taking for n motto,
"I Serve."
Since then many sueh groups have
been formed, most of them hy the tenchers. Many Interesting examples of
their work were given. Especially Interesting wns the number Of children
tiie Ited Cross hnd looked after and
of the many ruses thai bad boon
Miss Hodge said Hint Hie health of
the children should lie iu the hands
of mothers and teachers, for they bad
more to tlo with iliem than nuyone-
elsc. und thai she hoped some of the
teachers present would begin this
good work nnd form g -Junior Red
Cross" which had Ior Its alms, (ll
Personal Health; ll!) Service to Others; (3) Good Citizenship or International Friendship.
The singing of "Auld Lang Syne"
concluded a most pleasant evening.
"500" DRIVE
The Comox District Welsh Society
wlll hold another of their very popular "r,ou" Drives in the Memorial
Hull, on  Monday, November 21st, at
7:30 p. m.    Admission 86c.    Refreshments served,
ments served.
from It. Bennle and Miss Boffey, U-2;
A Henderson and Miss P. Hundon
won from J. Williams nud Mrs Hutchinson, 11-7. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
THE true gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self control is equal lo ull emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious ol
his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man
of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled
if necessity compel him to humble another; who does not
flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of bis own
possessions or achievements; who speaks wilh frankness,
but always with sincerity und sympathy, and whose deed
follows his word; who thinks of the rights und feeling.-
of others rather than of his own; who appears well in
any company, and who Is at home when he seems to he
abroad—a man with whom honor is sacred.--Forbes Magazine.
SHAKESPEARE, that wonderful student of
human nature, said: "The evil that men
do lives after them; the good is oft interred
with their bones." It is true that the good hides
itself under so many different forms, that one
has often as much pains to discover it as to unearth the best concealed crimes.
To the careful observer of human nature the
recent release of a well-known Broadway theatrical manager from a Federal prison has brought
a revelation in the changing of the man's character and viewpoint. This man, who was sent
to prison as the outcome of pulling a party in
which a naked woman sitting in a bathtub ol
wine was the big feature, came out of confinement suffering keenly from the disgrace of his
imprisonment, but with his eyes opened to the
better things in life. Earl Carrol finds great
pleasure in telling of the generosity, courage and
humanity he observed, not only among a large
number of the condemned, but also among the
convict guards and servants. For the moment,
one is tempted to exclaim: Where will not the
good hide away! And in truth life offers in the
experiences of Mr. Carrol great surprises and
embarrassing contrasts. There are good men,
officially so recognized, quoted among their associates and guaranteed by the Church, who can in
reality boast of little beyond strict rectitude and
dry and hard hearts. But in the case of this
particular man, we are astonished to encounter
in certain fallen human beings, the most genuine
tenderness, and as it were a thirst for helping
others. Earl Carrol, whose entire life had been
given to selfish pleasure and the arrogant gratification of the baser   desires, is hurled from his
pedestal among wine, woman and song, into the
misery and disgrace of a felon's cell. From the
snug position of being able to order a girl to unrobe and step into a bathtub in the presence of
smirking male companions, he dons the convict's
garb and goes to live among criminals and felons.
He collapses and nearly dies, but the kindness of
his companions in misery keeps alive the spark
of life and he comes out of his period of chastisement awakened to the realization that the little
blossom of good in men can flourish in the muck
and weed-choked soil of a prison cell. All of us
can learn something from the punishment of the
Broadway butterfly and admire the spirit in
which he learned his lesson.
IN this day of notoriety seeking and the big
rewards for sensational days it is a wondar
to us that there are any women left who are
willing to go in for the poorly-paid job of teaching school. Yet we find among the mad throng
that goes milling through life a number of old
teachers, men and women, who have passed their
whole lives at the same occupation—making the
rudiments of human knowledge and a few old-
fashioned principles of conduct penetrate heads
sometimes harder than the rocks. They have
done it with their whole souls, throughout the
length of a hard life in which the attention of
others had little place. When they lie in their
unknown graves, no one remembers them but a
few humble people like themselves. But their
recompense is in their love. No one is greater
than these unknown.
How many hidden virtues may one not discover
—if he knows how to search—among these faithful teachers in our public schools. Here we will
find a vast amount of self-sacrifice hidden modestly away in so many of these truly admirable lives.
Is it nothing to tread over the path of duty, without hope of gain inthe future, without personal
ambition, to take upon one's self this heavy cross
of life, so hard to bear, to have no other interests
than the care of the children, the directing of
their little feet in the paths of learning?
We should learn to know and value this richness of heart, this pure goodness, this power to
love, to teach, to console, to hope, this joyful
giving up of self, this persistence in sweetness
and patience even toward the unworthy. Dear
old and young teachers! How many lives have
you saved from being wrecked, how many little
ones have you rescued from ignorance and despair, how many wanderers have you gently led
aright, how many naked have you clothed, how
many orphans have you taken in—you yourselves
are often remembered by no one save those
grumblers who complain that too much of their
taxes goes to the schools?
But we mistake. Someone knows you; it is
that great mysterious Pity which keeps watch
over our lives and suffers in our misfortunes.
Forgotten like you, often blasphemed, it has'
confided to you some of its heavenliest messages,
and that perhaps is why above your gentle comings and goings, we sometimes seem to hear the
rustling wings of ministering angels.
Romance Of Early Settlement
(Continued   Irom   Page  One)
to  Nootka.   that   that   place   received
came out under Portugese colors
"who." said Mr. McKelvie. "was the
original Tex Rlckard."   In a very In-
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
much prominence. Myers' boat I terestlng manner the speaker outlined the work of .Myers and of the scrap
with  Spain.
The British Government of that
time demanded reparation and an
apology from Spain, with the result
that after lengthy discussion. Lieut.
John Myers Tex Rlckard was awarded one quarterof a million dollars for
a few shacks which he had built at
A graphic description of the coming of Captain Vancouver to this
coast was portrayed, who cnnie out
on exploration work and to accept
from the emissary of Spain the compensation awarded to Myers.   Quadra
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Cumberland Electric
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were lost In the rapids In the vicinity
of Vale.
For n good many years Vancouver
island wns neglected and It was
owing to the discovery of coal that
played such an important part In the
development of the north end of the
island. The visit of an Indian to t
blacksmith to get his gun fixed was
the real start of the discovery of coal
on the Island. Observing the blacksmith putting coal on his fire he asked
where lie got it from, and on being I
told it had been shipped over the
ocean in big ships, he wanted to
know why bring it so far when there
was plenty close at hand. The blacksmith got In touch with Mr. J. W.!
McKay, who was in charge of Fort
Victoria. The Indian was told lf he
could bring one hundred snd fifty
pounds of coal he would get his gun
llxed and given a bottle of rum. In
course of time the Indian returned
with the coal and received the reward
promised to hlni. That was thc beginning of the coal Industry at Nanaimo. British statesmen had visions
of the great amount of trade with the
Orient owing to this discovery and
development work undertaken.
Mr. McKelvle told of the building of
n sawmill at Nanaimo on the site of
the present Mill street and described
how the Indians were brought from
different tribes to work in the woods,
and of the many tribal battles that
followed. Tlle gold rush of 1858 was
also portrayed, when Victoria practically, sprang up overnight; and of the
necessity of further examining the, t.
coast of the Island. j}}
In 18C1 a survey was made under
a marine officer. Lleut.-Commander
Main, and his reports led to the
settlement of the district of Comox.
In October, 1862, some thirty-live
seltlers were located at the mouth of ! «HJ=B=5HJ=»3J=8**--*«S3!^^
The speaker's remarks In reference
the  Courtenay  River. I
to this district were listened to with
a great deal of interest, and In con- j
eluding, he said: "We of today owe a
tremendous debt to those settlers of!
the early days who surmounted many
obstacles  and  endured    many  hard-1
ships." i
Mr. I). R. Macdonald. of Cumberland |
proposed a very hearty vote of thanks
to Mr.  McKelvle for his very  inter- i
esting talk.
Moose Carnival Dance, llo Ilo Hall,
Friday, December Snd. Lots of Fun I
Friday, Diwmhpr Snd.   Lots of Fun)
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This ia a i/!>-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Cumberland, B. C.
IMI NOT HAVE WET FEET.—We carry a full line nl Rubbers*
ul right prices, in all sizes nml lo fu any kind of shoe.
Opened up ibis week u consignment of Hosiery.
Hoys' All-Wool Oolf Hose, uml Heavy lllack  Wool  Hose, from
10 ccnls per pair.
Ladles' Sllk und Wool Hose, iu the newest shades at O.V nnd
*l.i»l per pair     Sllk  Hose at .",11c nml SI.illl |rel* pair.
Misses* Silk  and   Wool  Hose ut  II.M- ami  IM  per  pair
Another shipment ofTOWELS,
prices  sold  them,  from 8la€  iter |
llrsi loi weni quickly; the
li iys' Mackinaw Coats.
Hoys  Oloves nnd Milts,
of hard  wear.    Trie
warm heavy
al  .'tllc nnd
Wool, will stand a lo'
MEN'S  DEPT.—Leave your order    with    us lor a  MADE-TO-
MEASURE  SUIT,  With  two pairs ofpants, at $2.>,UII
Or, we can likely lit you from stock   priced  from  $12,05 suit.
Odd I'uiits
AIJ-Wool Navy Serge,
nd hard woar, !$-.!K>
dark Tweeds, matte for
(5. und $3.05,
Mens All-Wool Work Sox. 4 pairs for ljil.ll».
Heavy I'nlon Wool Khaki Shirts, $1.(10
MacKenzie  &  Partridge
^535-rawp3*wrtE*'t**'-*'Jj3fij=153rtS3Mj=SE35a5aKi*sa53ff5j=^^ I represented Spain at the Nootka con
ference; the lecturer referring to this
gentleman as one of the finest type
of men of those very stirring times.
During the regime of Spain. Nootka
became a busy niace, a regular period
of high life and festivities being indulged in. Fine houses and gardens
under a high state of cultivation existed. A hospital was also built, aud
a huge bakery. During tills festive
period, food was eaten off silver
plates and wine, imported from Spain j
and other countries, was very much
in evidence.
"The work of the old Indian chief
Maqulnnn and ol Don Pedro Alherni
who, said Mr. McKelvie. "could not
mnkc uny headway with the old chief
Doll Pedro set himself out to learn it
few words of the Indian language.
und on becoming familiar with a fen-
words, composed a song In praise of
the old chief. He hail his garrison of
thirty bearded dons, learn the song,
end on every possible occasion, sing
11. The result wns Inevitable. Don
Pedro made friends with the old chief,
who forsook Ills old friends.
Following this period, this coast
wus left practically alone for a number of years, with the exception of an
odd Boston trailer. It was due, said
the speaker, to the work of the Hud-
sons Bay Company that this coast
was again brought to notice, and It
was very, very doubtful that had It
not been for the splendid work of
this company If the British (lag would
ever have waved here.
One hundred yenrs ago Fort Langley was built and the trade of Vancouver Island went there. The different tribes of Indians from this Island
assembled at Fort Langley to trade
and on one excursion no less than
fifteen rnnocs.  loaded    with  Indians,
Healthful Bread! Tasty Bread!
Opposite Post Office, Cumberland, B.C.
Obtainable at All Grocery Stores throughout
the District
Comox Creamery
Courtenay, B. C.
seswsBtaest-i FRIDAY, NOVEMBER IS. 1927
Baffling! Weird!
Who was the Phantom Killerf
we defy you to find out until the final reel when you see it at the
Ilo=Ilo  Theatre
Friday and Saturday
December 2 and 3
British News
The Greatest Mystery Play
the Screen Has Ever Seen!
For three years the play from which this
history in akin*.' picture wus made caused the
thealre-hardened playgoers of New York to
scream and squirm.   Us eerie plot sent quivering; shivers up and down their spines. And
no wit's on the screen—in your town—the
most  Ihrillingly  novel evening's entertainment ever offered to the country's picture
fans—a new experience for you—a marvellous film novelty that you'll talk and think
about for years!
With LAURA LA PLANTE, Creighton
Hale, Arthur Edmund Carew, Flora Finch,
Tully Marshall, (iertrudc Astor, George
Sicifinann. Lucien I.ittlefield, Forrest Stanley, Martha Mattox and Joe Murphy.
A masterly adaptation of the stage play by
John Willard. PAGE FOUR
Toronto, Nov. 17—Application of
the Producers-in-Canada principle to
the purchase of Christmas gifts is
being urged on all Its members by the
Canadian Manufacturers' Association.
A special card is being prepared for
early distribution directing the attention of the 4,200 members of the organization to the desirability of purchasing articles produced in Canada
for gifts, instead of imported articles
and suggesting that this policy be
recommended to all employees of Canadian factories and their families,
li is pointed out that 2,500,000 people
in Canada live on the wages paid .n
Canadian factories und that if all
these ask "I'roduced-ln-Canada" articles between now and Christmas, a
tremendous demand wlll be created.
To Belfast-Llverpool-Glasgow
I.etltia. Nov. 26.
Tu Qneenstown and Liverpool
Laconia, Nov. 26.      Auranla. Dec. 3,
Tn Cherbourg nnd Southampton
•Mauretania, Nov. 30. Dec. 30. Feb. 21.
Aqultanla, Dec. 7, Jan. 6, 27.
Berengariu, Dec. 14, Feb. 10, March 2.
To Londonderry and (Jlnsgnvt
Cnledonla Dec 3. Transylvania Dec. 10
Te Pljmoutli-IInvre-I.ondnn
Antonla.  Dec. 3.      Ascanla,  Dec.  10.
To Qneenstown nnd Liverpool
Laconia, Nov. 27.     Andania, Dec. 10
•Calls at  Plymouth, eastbound.
The artificial cultivation of mushrooms is very difficult and often results ln failure; nevertheless, with
suitable conditions, and the exercise
of care und perseverance, satisfactory
results are attainable . A book on
"Mushrooms and Toadstools,' recently published by the Botany Division
of the Dominion Experimental Farms,
gives detailed information on th-;
growing of these fungi. The suitability of tiie Quarters used is of great
Importance. Outdoor cultivation cannot be recommended for this country.
So far as amateur growers are concerned, mushroom culture will be
confined, for reasons of convenience,
to cellars, either below dwellings, or
the kind used for storing roots. The
possibility of maintaining the requisite temperature und degree of moisture is essential. The air should be
kept at 50 to 60 degrees F. Nothing
is more detrimental to the growth
of mushrooms than sudden drops In
temperature or the absence of a system of ventilation to regulate the
moisture in air and bed. Carefully
prepared manure, as described in the
volume, is a necessity. The mushroom beds may lie situated either on
the cellar floor or be arranged In a
series of shelf-like tiers along the
walls . The best spawn to use is
"pure-culture spawn," obtainable from
most dealers, lf the attempt is a success   the   mushrooms   will   begin   to
To Plymouth ■ Havre - London
Antonla Dec. 5     Ascanla Dec. 12.
To Belfast ■ Liverpool - Glasgow
Athenla, Dec. 11.
To Belfast • Liverpool • Glasgow
Athenla, Dec. 10.
To Qneenstnwn and Liverpool
Andania, Dec. 10.   Scythla, Dec. 15.
To Londonderry and Glasgow
Transylvania,   Dec.   10.
To Cherbourg and Southampton
Berengarla, Dec. 14.
Money orders, drafts and Travellers'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full Information from local agents or Company's Offices, 122 Hastings St., W„
Vancouver, B.C.
City Meat
Phone 111
We  handle  only  one  grade  of
Meats, and
Beef,   Pork,   ]jiimh,   Veal   and
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appear about 6 or 8 weeks after the [
first spawn has been distributed. The
book, which deals mostly with the
Identification of the different species.
Is sold by the King's Printer. Ottawa,
for a nominal charge of one dollar.
Interesting Program
For Meeting Of (
Mining Institute
An unusually interesting programme has been arranged for the
meeting of the B.C. Division of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy In Vancouver on November 23rd and 24th, and ln Nanaimo on
November 25th. -The sessions in Vancouver will be held In the Hotel Vancouver and those in Nanaimo ut the
St. John's Hall. There wlll be four
technical sessions on the flrst two
days of the meeting. The morning
session of November 23rd will be tie-
voted to reviews of mining conditions
in the province by the Provincial
Mineralogist, the Resident Engineers,
and by Dr. V. Dolmage. of the Geological Survey. There will be „
luncheon in the hotel at noon under
the auspices of the Mining Bureau ol
the Vancouver Board of Trade. In
the afternoon, tlie following papers
will be presented and discussed: "Tlie
Eastern Contact Zone of the Coast
Range Batholith on the Stlckinc
River," by Dr. F. A. Kerr; "The Association of Ore Deposits with Minor
Intruslves in British Columbia." by
Dr. S. J. Schofield; and "Recent Developments in Meallurgy," by Professor H. N. Thompson. At the two
sessions on Thursday, November 24tu.
the papers to be presented include:
"The Placer Mining Situation in British Columbia,' by Rupert W. Haggen;
"Results of Modem Electrical Prospecting," by Hans Lundberg; "Recent
Developments ln Electrical Prospecting," by S. F. Kelly; "Recent Improvc-
j ments In Flotation Practice." by \V.
IB. Tlmm, Mines Branch. Ottawa;
' "Flotation Practice a tthe Sullivan
Concentrator," by C. ,T. Oughtred;
and "The Concentration of Britannia
Ores," by H. A. Pearce. His Honor
j the Lieutenant-Governor will be the
i guest of honor at the dinner in the
! evening. Immediately following tlle
! dinner Colonel W. W. Foster will
j lecture on the "Retreat From Mons."
On the Friday morning the members
i wlll proceed by steamer to Nanaimo.
where a "Coal" Session will be held
in the afternoon. Here the following
papers will be presented: "Tlle Microscopic Examination of Coal," by
Dr. V. Dolmage; "The Production of
Liquid Fuels from Coal." by Professor
Robert H. Clark; and "Recent Advances in Utilization and Beneflcia-
tion of Coal In Washington," by Professor Joseph Daniels of the University of Washington. In addition ,a
motion picture dim will be shown of
"Brown Coul Mining and Brlqueting
in Australia." A dinner will be held
in Ihe evening at the Malaspina Holel
with the Hon. William Sloan, Minister
of Mines, us guest of honor. During
the course of the evennlg, Dean R. W.
Brock will deliver a brief address on
•'The Situation  in China."
Powell Hiver, Nov, 15. — A crlbbuge
tournament is being arranged here
and* the following notlca has beu:i
posted in connection therewith:
"Public notice Is hereby given to
ye ('rib Hounds of Powell River and
District, that on a certain day In ye
lirst week of ye month of December,
A.D. 1927. a crlbbage tournament will
lie held at a place to be later designated, whereby an opportunity will be
given ye exponents of ye noble art of
cflhbage to do their stuff. Splendid
prizes will be liiven the winner aud
a special prize for Bcore over opponents.
"Tills contest Is made necessary on
account of. various claims to tha
championship of Powell River. Therefore take heed and send ye names
to Vernon J. Davis ,of ye Powell River
Hotel, who wlll be held responsible
for ye contestB.'
Learn   That   Tourist   Business
Fourth Industry in Province
A very enjoyable meeting of the
Courtenay-Comox Board of Trade
was held In Layer's Hall on Tuesday
evening whicli took the form of a
supper and round-the-table meeting.
The Rev. Montague Bruce, President
of the Associated Boards of Trade of
Vancouver Island, was present and
other guesls wero Mr. P. P. Harrison,
M.L.A., and Mr. P. H. Buller. Secretary of the Qualicum Board of
After a delightful supper, for whicli
Mesdames Walter McPhee and Sutn-
erlaml were the caterers, a short bus-
Coast - Okanagan
Telephone Service
It is now possible to talk to such points as
Armstrong, Enderby, Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland and Vernon from mainland coast and
Vancouver Island telephones.
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES I Nlght calls: 134X Courtenay
1 Office: 159 Cumberland.
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
Tempting. Dainty Looking and Palate Pleasing.   Parties carefully catered for.
Phone 18 Cumberland, B.C.
Special Service To Ship's Side
Lv. Vancouver
9:50 p.m. Steamer To
November 21  « LETITIA   Glasgow
November 21   REGINA   Liverpool
November 29 ANTONIA London
November 29 PENNLAND Plymouth
December    5 ATHENIA Glasgow
December     6 ASCANIA London
December     6   BALTIC  Liverpool
First Two Steamers Sail From St. Lawrence Ports
The Balance From Halifax
"Once upon a time"—a little two piece
dress ventured into the realm of afternoon wear. Until then it had always been brought up to stay very
strictly nt home in the Sportswear
Department. But It behaved so charmingly in soft satins alld even velvet
tliat now the Fairy Godmother called
Fashion has permitted It to appear
at theatres and dance3. In fact with
n change of materials It is able to go
anywhere. An example of thc so popular and youthful mode Is this frock
of soft light weight velvet, satin crepe
or soft satin with thcV neck filled ln
with harmonizing georgette und the
upper cuffs of the. The skirt which
Is attached to a bodice top is straight
in back hut is cut circular in front
and then shirred. Around the waist
Is a belt with a fancy buckle. Other
combinations are effective such as
satin crepe, using the dull side for the
trimmings; or crepe de chine, soft
satin or georgette trimmed with a
lighter or darker shade of the same
color. For thc theatre or dinner one
of lhe new lovely metallic brocades
or georgette would make a rich anil
unusual gown. (Copyright, 1927 by
Al the Provincial Police Court on
Friday night, Lawrence Walker appeared before Magistrate Hames ou
a charge nf unlawfully killing John
Burr and was placed under bonds
to appear for trial when called upon.
The evidence was practically a repetition of that heard at the Inquest.
Powell River, Nov. 15.—At a meeting of Powell River Assembly No. 38,
held on Wednesday, the 9th inst., the
following officers were elected: President, Bro. Thomas T. Taylor; 1st
vice-president, Bro. Leo. J. Walker;
2nd vice-president. Bro. .1. Dykes;
secretary. Bro. Geo. McFall; treasurer
Bro. W. P. Beall; sergeant at arms,
Bro. W. J. Owen; chaplain, Bro. D.
M. Stewart; inner guard, Bro. A.
Alsgnrd; historian. Bro. Thomas McGuigan. There was a good attendance
of members and at the close of business a social was held und refreshments served.
Powell River, Nov. 15.—On Saturday
the 5th inst., at the Manse, 1160 Tenth
Ave., WeBt Vancouver, the Rev. Dr. E.
McGougan, of Chalmers Church,
milled in marriage Dr. Alfred Garnelt
Mannering, of this city, and Miss Lillian Reynolds, formerly of Hamilton.
Ontario. Miss Edith Dickie and Miss
Emmulliie Phllllpe acted as bridesmaids and Mr. Balfour was groomsman. Immediately after the ceremony
a wedding breakfast was served at the
Hotel Georgia, followed by a reception
for Intimate friends at the home of
the bride In Berkeley Apartments.
Dr. and Mrs. Mannering will for the
present reside nt Powell River Hotel.
Corporation of Ihe 1'lt)* of fiinilx-rlnud
Municipal Election libit.
A Court of Revision of parties entitled to vote in the Municipal Election of the City of Cumberland in January, 1928, will be held in the Council
Chambers, on December, 10th. 1927.
at 7.30 p. m.
W.  H.  Cope
46-48 C. M. C.
Hard on the Stout Woman
Fortune Teller—I see a tall, stout
woman between you nnd your husband.    She follows him everywhere.
Client—I'm sorry for her, then—he
is u postman!
Union Hotel
Cum berland, It. C.
Electrically Heated
Our Service is the BEST
R. YATES, Proprietor
Phone IS Phone 15
Rooms Steam Heated
This through service,    arranged    for your convenience,
eliminates delays and expense and ensures best of Bervic.e
and attention.
For Full Particulars, Reservations and Tickets, Apply
K. W. BICKLE, Agent,
Telephone 35 Cumberland
Canadian National
The Largest Railway System in America
Our Dining Room offers good food,
good service,  reasonable  charges.
King George Hotel
Car   leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday and
meets boat at Union Bay.
I The Practical White Tailor
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become Britlah subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and Improvement for agricultural
Full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions ls
given In Bulletin No. 1, Laud Series,
|"ilo*- to Pre-empt Laud,' copies of
i«lilch can be obtained tree ol chargt
I b - addressing the Department ol
; L inds, Vicloria, B.C., or to any Gov-
I orument Agent.
j Records will be grunted covering
| only lund suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not '.iinner
I land, i.e.. carrying over 5,000 board
fcot per acre west of Ihe Coast Range
snd 8,000 feel per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emption., are
to be addressed to the Laud Commissioner of the Lund Recording Division, in winch the land applied for
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from tho Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
to value of $10 per acre. Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before Crown Grant can ba
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How lo Pre-empt Land.''
Applications are received for put
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, uot being Umberlaiid.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of Unit-class (arable) laud la te
per acre, aud second-class (grazing)
land 12.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or least*
ot Crown lands is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase aud
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber kind, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment oi
Unsurvcycd areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as humeslteu,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the flrst year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
For glazing aud Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province Is divided Into grazing districts
and thc range administered under a
Grazing     Coihiuissloner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based ou
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for rang*
management. Free, or partially frae,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to Un
head. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER  18. 1927
Dental Surgeon
Ofllce Cor. of Dunsiuuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
In the Know
"Oh, papa, can you tell me If Noah
had a wife?"
"Certainly, Joan of Arc. Dont ask
silly questions."
Moose Carnival Dance, Ilo Ilo Hnll,
! l'rldny. December Snd.   Lots of Fun!
Cumberland Supply
-The CASH Store
Facing the Post Office
Dunsmuir Ave.
It is hard to believe—nevertheless it is true—you can
buy at this store quality goods as cheap as other stores
which cut their prices by selling inferior lines. We
refuse to lower the quality of our goods—as a price-
Orange and Lemon Peel, from Dundee, Scotland, per lb .... 85c
Citron Peel, Dundee quality, per lb   43c
Glazed Cherries, per lb   6Uc
Shelled Almonds, per lb    68c
Shelled Walnuts, per lb (Vis.)  85c
Re-Cleaned CurrantB, bulk, per lb  16c
Seedless Raisins, bulk. (Sunmaid.), per lb   15c
Puffed Raisins, (Sunmaid), 2 plus 85c
Almond   Paste    68c
Crystallized Ginger   40c
Root Ginger, per pkt  45c
Libby's Mince Meat, per lb   25c
Cowan's Pink Chocolate, Vanilla icing, per pkt  20c
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2Vis  |9c
Royal Purple Tomatoes, 2s  16c
Royal Purple Peas, No. 3   20c
Royal Purple Peas, No. 4, 2 for   85c
Royal City Golden Wax Beans   20c
French Peas, Tres Fins  28c
Royal Purple Green Cut Beans   18c
Choice Mushrooms, per tin 88c
Sweet Potatoes. 2Vi tin   80c
Asparagus Tips, Llbby s  28c
Sauerkraut, 2V4  25c
Pumpkin, 2Vi   25c
Nabob Tea, per lb   75c
Blue Ribbon Tea, per Ib   70c
White Star Tea, per Ib   65c
Malklns Best Tea, per lb  80c
Choice Bulk Tea, per Ib   65c
Nabob Coffee, per lb    70c
Blue Ribbon Coffee, per lb  70c
Malkin's Best Coffee, per lb   70*c
Seal Brand C. & 9. Coffee, per lb   65c
Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb   55c
Barrlngton Hall Coffee, per glass   70c
Good Useful Broom   45c
Extra Special Broom   95c
Scrub Brushes    20c
White Wonder soap, 5 for 25c
While Swan Soap, 6 for   28c
Crown Olive Soap, 4 for   25c
Washing Soda, 6 lb   25c
Ammonia, quart bottle   17c
Royal Standard Five Roses Piriiy Flour, 49s 12.65
Fine Ornnulated Sugar, 201b   $1.50
31b New Zealand Butter. In block   I1JI5
Cumberland Supply
-The CASH Store
Phone 155 Cumberland, B.C. Phone 155
MYSTERY in the most enthralling form, compounded with
tragedy and drama combine to form one of the most startling, interest compelling dramas ever filmed, in "The Cat
and the Canary," the Universal production, which comes to the
Gaiety Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 20, and to the Ilo Ilo
the following week-end.
Almost from the very first foot or
film of this absorbing mystery- play
directed by  Paul  Lenl,  uctlon  com-
Annabclle Wesl. thc sole legatee of
an eccentric old recluse's estate, who,
actuated  by si range  motives,  stlpul-
niences ln ever-Increasing tempo; ell- ales thai his hist will und testament
mux caps climax; dramatic, sequences he read In un abandoned couniry
pile up one after another, while the mansion, In the very room in which
suspense is tempered witli opportune-
ly Interjected comicalities, contributed
by Flora Finch, Gertrude Astor and
Crelghton Hale.
Laura   La    Plante,    the vivacious
blonde  stnr    deserves    the  greatest
lie died, at the midnight hour.
A featured cast, Including Arthur
Edmund Carew, Forrest stunley.
George siegmann, Tully Marshall,
Martha Mattox. and Lucien Llttlelleld.
give   exceptionniilly   fine   support   in
praise for her excellent portrayal of  their respective roles.
"HELD BY LAW" Is  henpecked, but In his easy-going
MYSTERY FILM ' way 'le ""ows mother, who is a bit
| domineering, to order his  life.    He
A STRONG ONE; has „ hobby which lie dares not di-
! vulge to the family, namely, the writ-
Two men, life-long friends, ure 111; -ng o£ raiHlca, comody revues   uslll(t
a room alone.   One la "murdered by L |)ell.millle whk.h ha3 be(.ome famoU3
a  mysterious  shot.    A  smoking  re-: 0„  Broadway
volver  is  found  on   the  floor.    The:    q,,
other man Is unable to say where tlie
shot came from.   Circumstantial evidence convicts liim of tlie murder antl
he  ls sentenced  to die.  an  Innocent
That is the whirlwind start of the
sensational plot of "Held by the Law,"
the murder    mystery    picture whicli
day, in the confusion of -his
daughter's wedding preparations, he
slips away to a tlress rehearsal in
response to an urgent telegram. No
sooner does he get hack stage than
things begin to happen, more Interesting tilings thun had ever happened
In his life before!
Flobelle Fairbanks, William Deem-
comos to the Ilo Ilo Theatre tills Mou-1 al.esl   Vcl.., Lew|s  _,„,,,, M„jaili Cat,..
day und Tuesday, and the Gaiety on | Ue„ Ca]noull| 1Iugh AUaUi am, Jonil i
Wednesday and Thursday, and If it | LcnVriy are tlie other members of
falls to entertain you. consult a j tno „„.„,„,. (,ast of „what Happened I
psychiatrist. , ,„ paf|ier," wliieh comes to the Gaietv
'Held by tbe Law" came from the  rne.lln, jIoml.,y „„,, Tuc8(lay a|ld t0
gifted pen of Bayard Velller. whoi
"The Thirteenth Chnir" wns one of
the biggest stage hits in years, and
whose flrst picture, "Within tlie Law."
roduced almost five years ago. is still
being shown.
Directed by Edward Laemmle.
"Held By the Law*' is crammed with
suspense, with drama ami by unexpected twists and turns of the plot
which holds the audience breathless
until  the final development.
Last-minute efforts of his friends
and relatives to discover proof fo 'lis
Innocence while the condemned mui
waits his end In the death cell works
the plot to fever heat, and the climax,
when lt conies, Is us unexpected ns II
Is dramatic.
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Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
In connection with "Painting ihe
Town," a hilarious farce comedy featuring Glenn Tryon and Patsy Ruili
Miller, whicli comes to the Gaiety this
Friday and Saturday, there has come
to light a curious story of Tryon's
over-night rise to fame.
For three years this young niiin has
struggled to win success ou the
screen. Although starred In a series
of short comedies, lie gained only
nominal favor with moving picture
audiences and never secmetl lo gel a
Last April Fools Day he wus offered
a principal role in u new Universal
picture. The olfer looked gootl to
him but he knew there must be a ,1
catch In lt. Think of his past luck!
Just look at the calendar! Nevertheless he signed—for the role of Hector
Whltmore, a small town smurt-aleck,
in the picture, "Puinllng the Town."
By one of those miraculous slrokes
of luck, Tryon had found just the role
for his ability. Tlie spark of genius
flared up In blm, und the net result
In sudden fame und a contract with
Universnl to keep the world laughing
for live years more.
the   lit)   llo
next    Wednesday    and
.Monte Blue .as Dan Foster, engineer, epitomises all ihat Is line, strong
and loyal In the railroad man. His
pride is thai he Is always in on
schedule, that lie enn put breud in
I be mouths of bis widowed sister's
children, thai he is in good standing
with Ills employers and with tinmen of the Brolherhood.
That the speeding car of n joyriding society girl should crush into
his train, causing the lirst accident
Identified with his name, Is a grief
to liim, lun this is forgotten In pity
for lhe girl. Pity turns easily Into
love, and before lie knows il lie Is
engaged to a girl whose mother comes
to plead thut she ciinnot stand poverty.
The engineer's brother goes to the
dogs, and for tlic girl's sake Foster
gives her up. When she marries the
rich mull. Foster is tbe engineer on
the express tllat curries her private
couch nnd bridal party. Bandits hold I
up lhe train. One of them proves to
lie Foster's brother. Terrific are thu I
adventures he goes through Io keep
his honor clean.
In the cast In support of .Monte
Blue ure. Edna Murphy, Myrtle Sted-
niiiu. Claire McDowell. Currol Nye.
William Demurest uml J. W. John-
sou Howard Bretbarton directed.
"The Black Diamond Express," a
Warner Bros.' production, conies to
ilic llo llo Theatre this week-end.
COAL    —
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
David Hunden, Junr.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
Though Mother has been lhe theme
of many a screen story. "Dad' has
been comparatively neglected, lb-
gets his Inning, however, in Warner
Bros.' production of "What Happened
to Father," directed by John G. Adolf),
This delightful lllm at least brings
the much slighted father of the family
Into his own. Warner Oland, who
has won an enviable position on tin-
screen as a character actor, is seen
.gt tlle beginning of tiie picture in the! lintel
guise of a rather absent-minded old
fellow, of thai carpet-slipper, alpaca
coat variety, which Is fast vanishing
from all but the odd corners of th"
One would not exactly
Powell River, .Nov. 16,—Tha recently organised Hotel Wa es basketball
team stacked up against the Tunis
boys in a game that, despite tin- score
of 71-42, wus, In spols, a real thrillir,
it Hikes ii "Itlle time to muke good
Wafflles and tlle hotel representatives
huve sworn thai In the next encounter
they will not go down. The teams
lined up as follows; Holel: Lack'-*,
Dash, Salmon. Tunstnll, Nichol.--.
Knoti'. Tuxls: Scott. Hopkins. Moore.
Sadler. Tepoorten. Beecrofi, Wellbaud
Summary; Hotel: Nichols substl-
Uiit-ti for Tunsttill in the llrsl period.
Tuxls: Wellbaud und Ileecroft substituted Moure antl Teepoorton In the
second period.
First Period score: Tuxls. SO; hotel
14. Second period score: Tuxls, 51;
Bertram    Vou didn't notice me last
night, hut  1 saw you twice.
I    Beatrice-- I   never notice people In
ny thnt he I thai   condition.
At the IL© ILO
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-22
If you think
Margurite de la Motte and Ralph Lewis
It will hold YOU spellbound. A murder in a moment
oi passion'. The victim's best friend accused, jailed,
sent to the death cell... . The inexorable inside workings of the law. The alert detectives on the trail. The
cunning murderer eluding their traps. All culminating
in a climax hitherto unsurpassed for sheer dynamic
Wednesday - Thursday, Nov. 23-24
While they
hunted the
country for
him, Daddy
went a hunting
on the
Great White
f   It,s a riot of
also a Comedy and Scenic
w s v-p*')* ■-.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 - 26
He was a simple country lad ...
But oh, babyeel   He knew his city slickers!
Antl he oats peanuts!
Yes, sir,   He eats 'em alive—and hands you a
laugh with every one he cracks—
And  then there's that   Follies   Girl—the   one   he
Well—Bay!   Come on down and see "Painting the
Town."    It's a comedy what I mean!   And how!
One of the six persons committed the murder.
Which one we defy you to find out until the final
reel of "The Oat anil  the Canary." PAGE SIX
Bagdad Rugs
ON VIEW NOW—A consignment ol Uugdatl Hugs. The colorings
are very good, and will go with most furnishings, making
your rooms more comfy and adding that something which
adds to the attractiveness of tlle room. Sizes 36 x 72, nnd
the p-rice is  *U each.
New Window Nets
JUST COME TO HAND—A good assortment of new Nets,
which are very new; white ground with hello and gold
stripes running the whole length of the net. Usual width
and the price ls (Hie per yard.
Cream Ground Nets, with gold and pink stripe, very anion
and suitable for most rooms.   Full width.   Price Sic per yd.
Quite a number of new lines in Nets, und at very reduced
Curtain Rods
Two lines ol the new flat rods for window curtains, at 25c and
35c each.    Both of these linos extend to a wide width.
Ayrshire Blankets
We have a splendid showing of real Ayrshire Blankets ln the
various weights und prices. Try a pair and find real warmth
and comfort. Every pair guaranteed to give you absolute
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Cumberland Personals |
Miss Lilian Prior, who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs, Prior for
some   time,   left   for    Vancouver   .in
Corbett.    of   Powell
visitor    in  town  last
Monday   last.
Mr. Charles
River, waa a
Miss L. Baker, Field Director of the
W.B.A., gave nn address at the W.B.A.
meeting on Thursday evening, Nov.
loth. The address was on 'The New
Ritualistic Work of the W.B.A.," and
proved very interesting to the members.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young take
this opportunity of thanking all their
friends who attended the funeral of
their young son und also for flowers
received, especially the beautiful tribute from the ladles of the lodge.
HEVAN.... ?
Miss Jan-is, principal of the Bevan
school, who met with a painful accident to her arm a week ago, expects
to resume her dill ies next Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Owens left over the
week-end to again take up their re-
Mrs, and MIbs Pickles, of Denman
Island spent thc week-end with Mrs.
Miss Smith of- Fanny Bay spent
last week-end with Miss Aspecy.
Mrs Parnham entertained a few
friends on Monday evening last
The Hospital Women's Auxiliary
spent Thursday afternoon sewing at
the Hospital
Mrs Ledlngham entertained a few
friends on Monday evening
A Board of Stewards' meeting of
the Cumberland United Chruch was
held at the residence of Dr. G. K. A very merry party was held at the
MacNaughton on Monday evening' home of Mrs. T. Baird on Thursday
last. j of last week, the hostesses being Miss
Mrs. A. A. Morgan, who has been I Jessie Baird and Miss Sadie Brown,
spending a vacation with her sister, j The  evening  was  spent   In  singing.
Mrs. T. E. Banks, left for her homo   games and dancing, which were great-
ln Bremerton, Seattle. Tuesday mora-1 ly enjoyed by those present.
Ing last. J    At twelve o'clock the guests proceed
Messrs. Kane, Morgan, Wilson alld „,■ ,0 the dining room where a dellcl-
Horne, of the B.C. Telephone Com- oua suppcr waB 8ervcd th„ ,„„,„ beh|g
pnny. Nanaimo. were in town during beautifully decorated In pale blue and
the week, repairing the numerous tel- j yeiIovv, ilu(.h (un was cau(,od by the
ephone wires which have been dam- j fortune8 which were read ufter the re-
aged by the heavy falls of snow.      i freshments.
Mrs. E. H. Nunns returned to her
home Monday last after spending a
few weeks In Vancouver and Victoria.
His Master's Voice
Victor Orthpjjfronic Records
PAREE     Foxtrot
MARVELLOUS    Tenor   Johnny Marvin
Gene Tunney's Health Exercises
Complete Set for $3.75
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall Kodak Store
\P. Harrison, M.L.A.[
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay            Phone  268
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings.
Telephone   115R  or  24
sidence at Little River.
Mr. J. E. Jay, principal of the Denman Island school, was over to attend the teachers' convention at Cumberland, and whilst here was the
guest of Mrs. Watt. Mr. Jay returned
to Denman Sunday evenln.
Ilo-llo, Friday and Saturday
[This Week-End]
m crJOecxtde/
To Kill! Wreck! Deatrojrl
In a Mad Frenzy of
Jilted Lovel
Also no. 5 of "The Collegians"
and International News Reel
Those   present   included:    Mlssess
Katie   Bono.   K.   Bartoldi,   J.   Bono,
Greta   Kay,   K.   Mulr,   I,   Knowlton,
Grace Smith, Edna Gear, Lily Banks,
Margaret Robinson, Jean Smith, Dena
Baird;  Messrs.  Doi  Cameron. Austin   —:
McLeod.    Albert    Caiistin,      George i =
Brown,  Bill  Bennle.  John   Strachan, I ***^»»»----W*--M^^
Jim Miller. Jim Rennie, Bob Cowle,,
Ross   Ray,   Robert   Pollock,    George
Prank  De Conlnk,  at  one  time  a
resident of Cumberland and an em- '•
ployee of the local collieries, died in
Seattle on November 7th.   He follow-;
ed his occupation up to November 2nd
taking sick on  that date and   being
removed  to  the  Seattle  Hospital  on |
Saturday,   .Nov.   Sth.   suffering   from
Many rumors were current ill Cum-
berland during the week when word j
was received of ills death; he was a j
victim of an automobile accident, anil j
still another had lt that he met his!
death through his own toolhardlness.
Word received from relatives of the j
dead man, however, dispelled these .
rumors, death following from pne-j- j
monia as stated.
A few years ago. Frank De Conlnk j
married   a   Cumberland   girl   in   the
person of Miss Mary Thompson, the !
daughter  of Mr.    and    Mrs.   Henry
Thompson,    One  child  was  born  to!
Mr. and Mrs. De Conlnk, a girl, who!
at present ls staying with her grand-
parents in Cumberland, whilst, for the
time being. Mrs. De Conlnk will remain ln Sbaltle. i
A New  Thrill
uwaits you on your tlrst  ride In the new
Hudson SuperSixes
on thc US Inch chassis.
Road what an expert says of the new
"This Hudson has all the 'punch' in the world—a
smart push in the back every time the accelerator is trod upon.
Throughout its whole range, the response to throttle seems to
lie precisely the same.   'Soft spots" are simply not to be found.
" . It will walk away from the traffic signal faster
thun anything it (the Hudson Company) has ever built. It will
step out of line and jump into tlie lead from any speed without
the slightest hesitation.
"Out further, all this is accomplished without a vestige o:'
that tinkle-tinkle business under the hood that Englishmen
know as 'pinking," aud American engineers as the gas knock,
or detonation. Apparently, this present Hudson engine just
isn't going to 'ping' when the throttle is quickly opened, or
when the car is driven hard against a hill.
"Under precisely similar conditions most any other modern
engine will detonate when running on ordinary fuel.
"The Hudson motor does what it does on any old fuel at all,
it Is said, nud assuredly docs it ou the run of the pump fuel
that Is sold at base prices everywhere."
Pidcock& McKenzie Motors Ltd.
Courtenay, B.C.
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"<&tt JeUyou why Im going io
buy a Jfestiityhouse—"
" Looking back over the past J5 yean,
I found lrsi than 20% of all automobile
manufacturer• have stood the teat of time
•nd are In business today.
The radio induitry ii undergoing an
Identical promt of elimination and I'm
going to buy my radio from a manufacturer with many years' experience,
unlimited resources and allured permanence in the business.
Westinghouse built the electrical
tppM-atui that provides the profits for
our business by keeping our machinery
working year in and year out. They,
are pioneers in the
business and have a
wonderful reputation to
maintain. They take
no chances. Our company doesn't either—
and neither will I—to
you'll hear the latest
Westinghouse model the
next time you come up
to the house."
W, mill slaily itmanslrls In. 1928 Wtsltninaust mills
and.xplaln tht many tmfir*etmtnl* that mak. 'A«m htttsr.


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