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FORTY-EIGHTH  YEAR—NO. IS
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1929.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
A Review Of The First Session
Of The Provincial Legislature
(Special to Cumberland Islander)
Victoria, March 27.—The Arm ses-
alon of British Columbia's seventeenth
Legislature, just closed, has been one
of peculiar Interest Inasmuch as it
has witnessed a beginning of reconstruction of the country's business
system under a Government and a
Parliament of which the majority of
the members are new to Provincial
public service. This House and Government has been chosen by the
people of British Columbia at a general election, committed to reorganization of the public business on lines
making for a 'reduction of the taxpayers' burden, expansion of Industries and of population, and, generally, conduct of Provincial affairs on
straightforward principles of business.
The party now fn power, while It was
in opposition, had vigorously criticized Its then ruling antagonists for
sins of both ommisslon and conimis-
sion, iu policy and in admistratlon.
The Conservative party had promised
specific reforms in various directions.
Given power, it suggestively had
promised also to avoid the faults in
Liberal conduct of affairs that in past
years had been subject to Conservative criticism and protest. The new
government and its party, now in
power, have properly to a large extent been upon trial at this Just-ended
first session, In respect of a general
making good of campaign promises
and correction of the faults of its
predecessors In power. Now that the
session has ended, lt Is In order to
review the accomplishments of thd
House since it was called together,
and, by analysis of the sessional record, determine how honestly and to
what extent tho expectations of the
people In endorsing Conservative control have thus far been realized.
During late sessions under thc
former Liberal government, the then
Conservative   opposition   complained
■ with apparent justification that the
■Speech from the Throne at successive
openings of the House fulled to disclose with detlnlieness the sessional
■business- that the Liberal govern-
yzLtnl wns open to censure for not
having public legislation ready for
consideration when the House assem-
bled—tba! it was at fault In presenting the public accounts and the e3-
11 mates of revenue and expenditure ln
unbusinesslike form, making a clear
understanding of the fiscal position
/.of the country If not impossible—-and
with delaying Important legislation
u til the dying days of tbe session and
then rushing It through with inadequate allowance of time for its Intelligent consideration and discussion.
Honest and Thorough Effort Made
it the manifesto of the present Prim*
Minister. Hon. Dr. Tolmle, embodying
the various features of policy on which
he and his party went to the country
in July last, be now compared with
the King's speech with which the session at Victoria opened on the 22nd
January last, and with the record of
the 1929 session, It will be recognized
Ihat a very honest and very thorough
effort has been made by the new Premier and his colleagues to implement
at the first opportunity Conservative
pledges given during the last campaign.
Tlie Conservatives went to the country promising to do all possible toward hastening the restoration to
British Columbia of the Railway Belt
and Peace Itiver Block lands. During former sessions and In the coursj
of the last two general election campaigns. Liberal leaders, Liberal candidates and tho Liberal presB bid
strongly capitalized the discreditable
suggestion that only a liberal government in power at Victoria could
be counted upon to press and secure
recognition for the righteous claims
of British Columbia in this connection.
Conservative leaders on the othier
hand maintained, with greater appreciation of tho honor standards of the
federal government, that the Ottawa
authorities were bound to deal with
the matter of these vast areas having
regard only to legitimacy and strength
' of the Provincial case, apart from
and Independent of the political complexion of the government for tho
time being in control of British Columbia's nfl'nlrs.
Cordial Reception by Dominion
Parliament
That the Conservative view waa
sound In this connection was speedily
established by the attltdue of tbe Dominion Premier and the cordial and
fair reception accorded to the Conservative representatives of the Province who, soon nfter taking office,
discussed at the national capital, with
the leaders of the national government, details of this Important Issue.
The bana (Ides of the federal government and the expressed confidence of
the Provincial administration that (air
play would prevail, have been Justified in the basic agreement reached,
which His Honor was In a position to
refer to at the opening of the Provincial session. The two governments
had amicably reached an understanding of mutual acceptability, the provincial claims being fully recognized
and admlnstratlvc details alone remaining for adjustment by departmental officials of the two parties
concerned.
(Continued on page three)
Large Attendance
At Rod and Gun
' Club Smoker
Business Meeting Was Followed
by Jovial Time
i    The Rod and Gun Club held a busi-
f ness meeting in the Cumberland Hall
I on Saturday evening last which was
. very well attended.   A great deal of
business in connection with the club
was transacted, which was followed
by a very jolly smoker.   There was
nearly eighty members present when
the smoker opened ,and the executive
committee   had   left nothing  undone
to assure the success of the evening.
Local artists entertained the assembly, and refreshments, both solid and
liquid  were served bounteously.    At
11:: 15 the smoker came to a close, all
present voting it one of the best in
the history of the club.
The Cumberland Rod and Gun club
Is one of the llvest gun clubs In British Columbia, having upwards of one
hundred and sixty enthusiastic members who iu addition to being proud
of their club are very anxious to see
that the game laws of the province,
especially In this district, are rigidly
lived up to.
Crows Nest Pass
Mine Is On Fire
Heavy   Loss   Feared   if   Blaze
Spreads; No Miners in       .
Workings
Fernie, March 27.—No. 1 oast mine
of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company here has a fire burning in No. 22
tunnel section. The outbreak was first
discovered by an underground worker
when coming off shift Monday afternoon. The fire wns immediately reported to the officials and all worker.)
were hastily withdrawn and the oncoming shift not permitted to enter
the mine.
Pending full survey and Investigation of the condition within the affected area of the mine, no official information is being made public. In fact
so much caution over the existence of
the mine fire has been observed that
even colliery residents annd dismissed
afternoon shift workmen had no
knowledge of it.
Since discovery of the fire, officials
Oi the company and the government
organized a systematic Inspection of
the underground workings and, although continuing the search throughout Monday and Tuesday, the extent
of the danger zone has not yet been
full determined.
The mines at this colliery had been
idle for three days proceeding and
| Monday was the first capacity opera-
[ tlon following the temporary ahut-
j down. In the event of this fire having
| gained any large proportions, it will
have grave consequences with respect
! to the production of coal from this
| colliery, as No. 1 east mine produces
j the hulk of the tonnage. j
! i
!
HOLE-IN-ONE BY
MR. T. GRAHAM
Popular Mining Engineer Joins
the Select Dodo Club
On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Thomas
Graham, playing at the Comox Golf
course with his son Morton, turned
a trick he has been striving for, for
a long time, when he managed to
hole-ln-one at tbe sixth hole. It was
during the second game that tbe miracle happened. The sixth hole at Comox, whilst being a short hole, only
124 yards, is also considered to be a
very difficult hole, as the bole Is so
constructed that It la necessary to
get a high pitch shot to land on the
green at all. If the shot Is not high
enough there fs danger of hitting a
tree which blocks the flag from the
tee. Mr. Graham has, on several occasions landed on the green at this
same hole in one stroke but Tuesday
was the first time he ever managed
to hole-ln-one. The shot was stated
by an onlooker to be a perfect one on
this occasion, going straight and true
to the flag. The ball landed about
one foot short of the pin, bounced
once and dropped clean Into the cup
thus makfng Mr. Graham a member
of the very select Dodo club.
Mr.   Graham   whilst being excited
about the hole-ln-one, continued the
j round, finishing with a score of 84
for the 18 holes a very creditable performance.
Protection Of
Dogwood Gets
Warm Support
Grand Post of Native Sons of
B. C. Endorses Action to
Prohibit Vandalism
Endorsement of the action which the
Provincial Government will take to
prevent the destruction this spring
of dogwood trees with their loads of
blossoms, wns given by the Grand
Post executive of the Native Sons of
British Columbia at Its meeting in
Victoria recently.
Assurance of this action was given
by Hon. F. P. Burden, Minister of
Lands, to Mr. J. Fyfe Smith, Vancouver park commissioner, tn Victoria last
week, and it is expected that an order-
In-coucll will be passed In the next
few days. The new regulations will
seek to preserve the beauty of the
dogwood for the benefit of the public.
Tills move by the Government, It Is
safd ,1s aimed directly at those who
strip shrubbery from the roadsides,
killing both trees and blossoms aud
causing a great waste of the natural
beauty of the roadside,
The Native Sons of British Columbia will urge the Government also to
take steps to protect tbe arbutus trees
from destruction and vandalism.
Pioneer Of Island
Passes To His Rest
Mr. Frank  Dallos Dies After
Long Illness—Funeral
Thursday
Cumberland   loses  one  of  its   old
time and most respected citizens In
the death of Mr. Frank Dallos.   Mr,
Dallos wns boru at Toreno, Italy, in
18C5,   and   came   out to  New   York
while  still   very   young.    For  forty
years Mr. Dallos has been a resident
of Vancouver Island, nine of which
| were spent. In Nannlmo, where he has
i made many friends aud Is very well
j known.
j Thirty-one years ago Mr. Dallos
; came to Cumberland and started in
I the wholesale liquor and grocery bus-
| Iness In partnership with John Tha,
| making many friends amongst tbe old
j timers of Comox and Courtenay. On
| giving up the grocery business the
i deceased purchased the Waverley
Hotel, where he has been proprietor
j for twenty-two years.
j Mr. Dallas has been falling in health
for some time and was taken to the
| Cumberland Hospital, but feeling
< somewhat stronger was taken homo
j again where he seemed to Improve
for a while. On Monday morning he
| took a relapse and remained unconscious to the end, and it is with deep
regret that Cumberland lays another
old-timer to rest.
The funeral took place on Thursday at 4 o'clock from Uie home of
Mrs. D. Gordon.
The pall-bearers, all old time friends
of the deceased were: Messrs. Dan.
Kilpatrlck, Courtenay; Con Reifle, Na-
| naimo; H. L. Bates, Joe Tobacco, Jim
! Tobacco, Joe Aspesy, Cumberland.
I He leaves to mourn his loss a
. widow, three daughters, Mrs. D. Gor-
j don and Miss Lottie Dallos of this
I city and Mrs. W. Milllgan of Regina
I and two sons, Mr. Joseph Dallos of
j this city and Mr. Fred Dallos of Port-
I land.
Pulverized
Coal at Sea
The Hororata's Voyage
London, En., February 28, (By the
Shipping Correspondent In the London Dally Times).—Within the last
few days the New Zealand Shipping
Company's steamship Hororata, of
11,200 tons gross, has arrived In New
Zealand after a voyage, or unique
character, of 11,000 miles from this
country, The special features of the
voyage were that three of tho six-
boilers were fed throughout by pulverized coal and satisfactory accounts
have now been received in London of
this practical experiment. The Pulverizing plant was designed by the
Howden-Buell Combustion Company,
and thc owners have decided that, on
the return of the ship to this country,
the whole of the boiler installation
shall be equipped on tbe same plan.
Not only was the voyage the longest
one In which pulverized fuel has been
used, but the performance was also
distinctive by reason of the variety of
coal consumed. Each of the following
ordinary kinds of coal was used In
turn —(1)Welsh steam coal; (2) North
of England coal (Townley Run-O'-
Mlne); (3)Scottish Aitken Steam Navigation coul; (4) Virginian coal
which was bunkered at Newport News
and (5) New River Coal, taken on at
Panama. On the homeward voyage
the vessel is to burn New Zealand
Blackwell coal,
The employment of these different
kinds of coal Is an Indication that
vessels using pulverized fuel will be
able to bunker in all parts of the
world where ordinary steam bunker
coal Is available. They will not bo
restricted to special routes or particular ports for their supplies.
Hitherto many marine euglneers
have assumed that, for raising steam,
from 60 to 65 tons of oil are the equivalent of 100 tons of coal. The economy that may be secured from the
use of pulverized coal Is shown by
a marked reduction In this discrepancy, .and It fs considered that from
75 to 80 tons of oil would be needed
to do the work of 100 tons of pulverized coal of reasonable thernal efficiency. ,    ,
Experience has now proved that a
pulverized coal Installation can be
worked by the same number of men as
are normally employed for an oil-
burning ship In which there Is certain
economy, as compared with a vessel
burning ordinary coal. Points brought
out on the recent voyage of the Hororata Include the following advantages
secured from tbe use of pulverized
coal:—(a) Increased speed, (b) economy of consumption, (c) the absence
of any ash deposit on deck, (d) a
smaller Btaff for the boiler room, and
(e) uniformity in steam pressure.
Those who are now engaged In perfecting the system of the pulverization
of coal are convinced that such good
results will be shown In conjunction
with blgl|-pressure hollers that ln
certain trades, both oil-burning and
Internal combustion installation will,
in the course of time, be superseded
Should this belief be confirmed coal
would be restored to its old position
in shipping, which would have far
reaching conseqences for the British
coal Industry,
Regular Meeting
Of City Fathers
Permission Granted to Bring in
By-Laws at Next
Meeting
The regular meeting of the City
Council wns held on Monday night
with Mayor Alex. Maxwell presiding
and all aldermen present, when communications were read from tbe Cumberland General Hospital Board stating that the city grant of $1,000 was
satisfactory to the board, and from
the Cumberland Board of Trade ro
traffic signals. The latter communi-
catlon was ordered to be laid on the
table to come up later for discussion.
Bills and accounts amounting to
$862,20 were referred to the flnanco
committee and if found correct ordered to be paid.
The chairman of the finance committee reported the finances to be in
good shape and recommended that tho
sum of $1500. be transferred to the
School Trustees account to meet salaries for the month,
The board of works chairman re
ported work on the olty Btreets progressing, stable floor and wall repaired and also notified tbe council
that the City Health officer had Issued Instructions that no more garbage he dumped In the school grounds.
Water and Light committees reported everything satisfactory.
Under the heading of new business
the council discussed the communication from the Board of Trade re traffic signals when the city clerk was instructed to find out the cost of Installing Bfgnals similar to tbe signals In
Btalled In Courtenay, with the red and
green  lights.
Permission was granted Alderman
Parnham to bring In at the next meeting of the council the licensing bylaw and permission was also granted
Alderman Mumford to bring a by-law
governing the operation of pool rooms.
-iload i: mm poyodoj fyiera ,tyo atij,
erty holder In the city had made enquiries re blasting In the city limits.
The property holder In question was
desirous of clearing his property of
stumps and as lt would require a certain amount of blasting had approach-
the city clerk to ascertain tbe correct
procedure. It was the opinion of the
council that whoever had charge of
the blasting would have to give- a
guarantee that any damage done to
adjacent property would have to bo
paid for and that all care must be
taken tp protect passers-by.
The Mayor stated that iu company
with Alderman Mumford, he had gone
over the ground at the end of the
road now being constructed to Jctok's
Point, reporting that a very admirable
site for park purposes, as outlined lu
a recent letter received from the Comox Logging and Railway Company
through Mr. Filberg could be secured
and Instructed the clerk to notify Mr.
Filberg of the views of the council.
UNION BAY EXAMINED BY
MINING EXPERTS AS SITE
FOR SMELTER ON COAST
Has Many Points Which Make
Ideal for Smelter
Union Bay again is receiving some
j attention as a prospective site for tho
smelter   proposed   to   be   constructed
; on the Coast, in connection with the
treatment of copper.    Speculation ln
j this regard  has  centred  on  the  in-
j tentlons  of  the  Consolidated   Mining
|£  Smelting  Company   in   connection
i with its extensive holdings of copper
I at and near tidewater on Vancouver
Island.    Union Bay lias been examin  ,
ed by representatives of the company'
recently,   presumably   in   connection
with  smelter accommodation.
In support of locating at that point
Is the fact that it is the shipping point
for the Comox Collieries, Is in closo i
proximity of the railway terminals al
Vancouver, und is well served by rail,
road and wharf accommodation.
Wedding
Walker • Gibson
A quiet wedding was solemnized on
Saturday last at (he borne of Mr. and
Mrs. J, Walker, when Hazel  Doreen
Gibson became the bride of Mr. William Walker, the Rev, J.  R. Hewitt
officiating.    Masses   of  yellow   dall'o
dils offset with asparagus fern made
I a dainty setting for the youthful bride
whose dress  was  of sunned  yellow
silk georgette affecting a tight bod-
I Ice  and  full   skirt  over   which   wns
j draped foamy silver lace, with a soft
' bow of the lace on the right shoulder
i and * bouquet of orange blossoms al
' the waist.
I Miss Mary Walker acting as brides
1 maid was attired In a light blue tar-
'. feta dress, bouffant style, with a large
bow of the same material at the waist,
Mr. Herbert Gibson acted as the
best man,
Mr,   and   Mrs.   Walker   will   make
their residence In West Cumberland,
TO OIL TIIK ISLAND HIGHWAY
Oiling of the Island Highway will
he undertaken In April, It has been
announced.   This will place the hlgh-
' way in first class shape for the late
i Spring  and   Summer  tourist  traffic.
I Improvements to the highway are still
I being carried out.   Curves that were
I made less dangerous last year aire bo-
I Ing regrailed so that there will be an
even greater degree of safety.   Considerable Improvement work Is also
being  undertaken   on   the   northern
, slope of th0 Malahat Drive.
|  _-
j Govt Appointment
[For Dr. ER. Hicks
I Victoria. March 26.—Appointments
| made by orders-in-councll signed to-
1 day, Included that of Dr. B. II. Hicks
! of Cumberland to tiie position of medi-
I cal health officer for the district sur-
I rounding Cumberland and medical In-
■■ spector of schools for Minto, Royston
j and Union Bay schools.
Cyril Westawny of Kamloops was
appointed to replace F. W. Carr as
member of tho board of management
of the Royal Inland Hospital.
Dr. G. A. C. Roberts was appointed
mining recorder for Queen Charlotte
mining division to replace John L.
Barge from April 1.
  I
Petition Asks That I
Resident Engineer's
Office Remain
Cumberland Board of Trade Support Nanaimo Board
The Cumberland Boardof Trade Is
supporting the Nanaimo Board In the
petition asking that the resident engineer's office be not moved lo Vancouver, as It Is currently rumoured
It Is going to he under thc new Mln-
eral Survey Act.
All the hoards of trade on the Island are being asked to support Nanaimo's claim In addition to the Island members of the legislature, and
ft Is safe to say thnt tbe cabinet will
give favorable consideration to the request of Nanaimo Board of Trade
more especially as every Island member of Parliament and every Board
of Trade on the Island, iu addition
to many prominent business men are
In favor of the resident engineer for
the Western District, being located
in Nanaimo.
The office of the resident engineer
for the western district has been lo-1
en ted In Nanaimo since 1917 and It
Ib strongly rumoured that the office Is
about to be moved to Vancouver, benea
the activity of the Nanaimo Board of
Trade.
Cumberland Boys
Win The Piket Cup
On Saturday evening tbe final game
of ihe league was played In the Royston Pavilion when the Cumberland
High School Junior boys' basketball
team defeated the Courtenay Junior
Boys' with a score of 22-16, thus winning the handsome IMkot Cup, which
was presented by Mr. Len Piket of
Courtenay. For the splendid showing
put ou by the Cumberland boys, much
credit Is due the coaches, Mr. Black-
more of Cumberland and Mr. Harrison
of Courtenay.
The girls' game at Royston tonight
(Thursday) promises to be a good
one. The teams will meet In the
contest for thc Gedunkers" Cup.
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE BY
CUMBERLAND BURNS* CLUB
The Cumberland Cronies' Hums'
club will hold an Illustrated lecture
In the Anglican hall on Wednesday,
April 3rd. when some fifty pictures
will be shown of Robert Burns and
some or the places cqpnected with tbe
poet and which gave him Inspiration
for many or his songs.
In addition to the flrty slides on
Robert Burne about forty seven slides
showing places of tntorost In Edinburgh. Glasgow, Inverness. Sterling,
and many other places made famous
In history.
A real good programme lias been
arranged, songs by well known local
artists, also Instrumental selections
will make this lecture of the Hums'
club one of the best ever held In the
town.
Mr.& Mrs. Graham
Badminton Champs
Holder of Lisle Fraser Trophy
Plays Brilliant Badminton
to Hold Silverware
Last Friday night saw the finish of
the Comox District badminton tourua
ment when one semi-final game in tin
ladies' singles was played and flnnls
In all divisions, T. It. S, Graham successfully defended the Lisle Fraser
trophy in the men's singles, dofeatiug
Wright In straight sets. 15-9, 15-7.
Mrs. T. It. S. Graham was also successful In defending the indies' singles
trophy .defeating Mrs. Shenstone, 11-2.
11-8 in the semi-final  and defeating
Miss MacKinnon ill the (InnI after a
hard fight, the scores being 11-''-. 9-11,
11-5. Mr. and Mrs. Qraham also won
the mixed doubles trophy, defeating
Ash and Miss MacKinnon. 15-10, 18-13.
Mrs. Graham partnered with Mrs,
Fairbairn. ot Comox also won tbe
ladles' doubles, defeating the Missoj
Falrbalrn und Carey. 15-13, lfi-8.
In the men's doubles final, tho wine
one picked Stewart and Ledingham
to defeat Joe Idiens and Wright. Idiens
however was at the top of liis form,
surprising the spectators by his fine
showing whlrb enabled him, backed
by a very able partner Wright to defeat the strong combination of Ledingham and Stewart in straight nets,
10-6, 15-7.
The finals wore witnessed by a fairly lurge gallery and ihe ver. excellent piny In all the games was thoroughly enjoyed. As far as lllfl im
Perlal club nt Royston goes, next
Tueslay will set- the finish of badminton until next October.
The Jolly Bachelors held a meeting
last Monday evening and lt is their Intention to hold one of their popular
dances on Monday, April 8th.
The Gedunkers club, an organisation of young Cumberland girls have
donated a cup to the basketballers.
This CUP will he played for annually
and will he known as the Gedunkers
cup and will be put for competition
amongst High School girls' teams of
the upper Island only, taking ln tbe
district of Nanaimo north.
Thc concrete practice pitch laid
down at tho "V' grounds for the
Cumberland Cricket club was completed on Sunday last when twelve
members of tbe club worked bard to
get it completer! The executive of
the club are deeply grateful to those
members who helped to make the
practice pitch possible. M was also
very gratifying to the committee to
see two or three of tbe residents who
are not members of the club doing
their hit to help lay the pite!]. If tin-
weather keeps good, practice will be
commenced very shortly as the first
game Of the season will take place on
April 17th against Courtenny at Cour
tenay. The exact time of the game
has not yet been set, but will probably
be commenced about 3,30, Anyone
deHlrous of Joining the club are asked
to get In touch with any member of
tbe executive. Messrs. A. J Taylor,
L. H. Finch, J. L. Brown, S, Gough.
J. CoateB, J. Idiens. J. Vaughn, or the
secretary J. Vernon-Jones.
Its chief business now is bunkering
coal,and as a centre for the extensive
logging district in the neighboring
hills.
Al the time when th)ere seemed
strong probability that an iron foundry
would be established to smelt tho
magnetite ores of Vancouver and Texada Islands, Union Bay was considered i!i(. logical site for the plant.
REV. (.. B. KINNEY
TRAVELS OVER LAKE
IN LEAKY ROW BOAT
Former Cumberland Cleric Stationed at Procter on Kootenay  Lake
The Rev. G, It. Kinney, at one time
pastor of Grace .Methodist Church,
Cumberland and well known as the
conqueror of Mount Robson, Is, we
learn, stationed af Procter, at the
outlet of Kootenay Lake, on the Kootenay River, about twenty miles above
Nelson Tlie Procter field consists of
Procter, Harrop and all along the settlements, mining camps, etc.—excepting the town of Kaslo--along the
hundreds of miles of lake and river
coasts.
The Rev, ti. Kinney in a report In
the Western Recorder, just received
at  the  Islander office says:
"Previous lo my coming bore In the
summer of '25, the field was Indifferently worked with supply help and
occasional help from Nelson. Wo
found the field practically without
congregations and money with which
to paj travelling expenses. There
was a good Sunday School at Procter,
and a church building started, but nn
ma use.
"The Mission Board made a grant
with which we obtained a little cottage and a lot. It also granted us
$200 to encourage Ihe people to complete the little church. The latter
is now nicely finished, furnished and
Insured, and the debt la all cleared
off with the exception of $10. The
tic-Id liflfl raised MOO thin year fo. mlt,
Isterlal support, and $100 for tbe M.
& M. Fml. with prospects of doing
better next year. We worked up a
number of new appointments, Including Robson 20 miles on the other
side of Nelson—but that part of the
tield lias been cul off Procter anil added to Baal Trail, and I was given all
the   Kootenay   Lake,  excepting   Kaslo.
■'Fur n number of years thc la:o
Dr. Culvert successfully visited the
lake ports in the launch 'I Will' for
the former Methodlal Church, but the
'I will' was transferred to the work at
the coast, and this Held left practically deserted      For   Hie   last   two years
I have tried to cover mosl of this
work, using the C.P.U. lake boats, hut
doing most of my work with a little
leaky rowboat. Crawford Hay and
Grey Creek are two of our new appointments; and since the Mission
Board made a grant of $300 for a little outboard motor boat, we have covered   ull   the   hundreds   "f  miles  of
lake shores, excepting Kaslo and two
small sections, and visited every man,
woman ami child In the camps, and on
the little ranches along tliP way.
"This is ihe work of the "Kootenay
Lake Water Was i Mission." We call
our tilth stxteen-fool launch the '1
Will Ton' L'p till the middle of last
January that little launch bravely
buffeted every storm, month after
month, meeting all its appointments
Successful appointments have been
"kepi and Young Pooplo's Societies organized and kepi going, because of
th,. convenience of this little boat, it
wn n pit n lid Investment and ha.*
more than paid ror itself.
1 hi Proctei Hold however Is an
expensive ml lo Mosl of the min-
i itet - Balarj cornea trom tho Mission
: Board h rannol become self-supporting; so in order tb.it we may not
, remain a burden on the missions we
j have organized  what  we aro calling
■ "The Floral Mission" of the United
Church "
j	
i The Cumberland Men's Bridge club
mel at the home of Mr. w. p. Symons
nn   Tuesday   night   last   when   three
' tables of bridge were in play. After
piny a short meeting was held when
1 ft was decided to terminate the weekly
[ meetings until next fall, a satisfactory report was received from tho
secretary, a small sum of money being
. left in the treasury It was decided
to baud over the surplus to some or-
, ganizatlon in town
1    Mr. Jack Stewart, who has been In
Vancouver, arrived back in town Inst
week
Miss Blanche Damio entertained the
Thursday night bridge club last week.
I Lt Col. O. W. Vllllers left on Tues-
i day for Vancouver. PAGE TWO
CUMBRRLAMD BI.ANDEk, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, MAItCH 20. 1929.
The Cumberland Islander
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CUMBERLAND,  B, C
EDWARD W. BICKLE
tomorrow are anything like their mothers of I
yesterday.
BOOST OUR LAKE
THE Courtenay Board of Trade members are
boosting the "Forbidden Plateau" at every
opportunity and they have a good ally in Mr.
Harrison of Victoria, who, along with several of
the Courtenay Board of Trade members, took
some really magnificent photographs of the country surrounding the Plateau.   Mr. Harrison, has
on several occasions lectured to different bodies,—-  --  .   Iv™. u„i; r^oJs I
in Victoria on the "Forbidden Plateau" showing; natural resources and without whose_help_Canada!
colored slides of the country made from actual
OUR MINING INDUSTRY AND ELECTRICITY
WHAT romance and what solid wealth 1 First'
the prospector with pick in hand, pack on
back, an example of adventurous and ever-
youthful pioneer spirit. Then comes the develop-1
ment of the property. Money, men, engineering
skill, electricity must all be put in before the
treasure can be drawn out. Again, an example
of enterprise and courage.
Behind all this activity stands Canada. . . . i
matchless, limitless, unexplored. . .ready to pay
back a thousand fold what it costs the fearless,:
self-sacrificing and faithful to develop her min-|
eral wealth. |
Without the application of electricity, modern,
mining would be an impossibility.   A great trbute
hould be paid to those who are developing our!
'ces and without whose help Canada
in the enviable position she holds!
photographs. By this means the Courtenay
Boardof Trade have got the Plateau talked about,
far und wide, lt is quite possible that before
long some benefit will accrue from this intensive
boosting by our neighbors.
Now that the Cumberland Board of Trade is
once more getting into its stride, let us look for
a moment, over what we have to boost.
would not be
today
The man who gets mad at what the newspaper
says about him should return thanks three times
a day for what the newspaper knew about him
and suppressed.
There are more than two hundred and fifty
Puntledge Lake, or Comox Lake as it is known words in the English language, and most of them
has a lot to oiler to the fisherman, hunter, tourist i were used last Sunday by a certain lady who dis-
and climber. It is up to us all, led by our board: covered after coming out of church, that hernew
of trade, to boost the lake and its many charms. j hat was adorned with a tag on which was written
We have infinitely more to offer than the "For-1 reduced to $2.75.
bidden Plateau," and once tourists start to come  :	
in to go over our neighbor's playground, we in We are told the Gedunkers have adopted the
Cumberland should be ready to meet these tour-! following: "The man who drinks the red, red
ists and point out to them that Puntledge Lake j wjlle can never glue his lips to mine." If it is
must be seen before leaving the district. | planks in their platform the Gedunkers want, here
There are many things we need in this commun-1 are two more they are quite welcome to use. The
ity, but a few are vital and outstanding above all Islander scribe passes them on free of charge:
others.
We need stability. . . .will power to determine
what is right and determine to see that only that
which is right prevails.   We need aggressiveness I 3tay late.'
 for without aggressiveness, indolence and
stagnation will be our lot.
Some communities thrive and grow because of
their natural advantages. Others are made only
through the dogged energy and perserverance of
their citizenship. Ours will be what we make it,
and we should make it all that we can.
"The man who quaffs the foaming beer, shall
never call me his dear," and "the chap who takes
his whiskey straight, need never at my home
Opening
MILLINERY — SPRING COATS — SCARVES
FLOWERS — SILK AND CREPE DRESSES
HANDKERCHIEFS AND EASTER NOVELTIES
NOVELTY SWEATERS — KNITTED SUITS
SILK UNDERWEAR — SILK HOSIERY
ijj!    Men's Department
"Fashion-Craft"  made-to-measure Suits.
Leave Your measure NOW.
New Spring Stock of Men's and Young Men's
Ready-to-Wear Suits
2:
Only choice learn crown it high altitudes
go Into the blending of Blue Ribbon Tea.
That !• why its flavour ii so uniformly excellent. Insist upon getting it from your grocer—refuse substitutes of inferior quality.
BRITISH COAL TRADE
ONDITIONS  arc   Improving   rapidly  In  the   British
coal trade and at least a partial solution of the unemployment among miners is being tound.   Contln-
I ental buyers have again become clamorous In their de-
| inamls tor British coal and lt la possible that the recent
. i  I cold spell In Europe Is responsible.   In Yorkshire thous-
The time was when the spring girl always had ands of unemployed miners have been taken on at the
her eye on the fellow who had a good driving | mines and pits have Increased their working shifts from
horse, but the fellow who has an automobile holds tour to six a week. One Yorkshire exporter says that
over the fellow with a horse so far now that there ibe condition ot the trade andthe general outlook have
is no comparison. A girl could tell her fellow not been better lor years. Welsh colliery owners are
by the way he drove up to the door, or by the'making active preparations for the reopening of mines,
sound of his buggy, butnow she listens for the Already this year thirty-two pits, giving employment to
"honk" or sniffs for the smell of gasoline. There 112,000 men. have been re-opened. During one week recent-
is one handicap yet as to running an auto. . . .it; ly the exports ot coal from South Wales ports totalled
requires both hands, but this may be remedied j 604,140 ions as compared with 271,670 in the previous week,
later on. Some Cumberland folks have tried run-1 The figures show an Increase of lOu.OOO tons over the corning a car with one hand and landed in the J responding week of last year.   Thus It appears that the
ditch  on a road that is reputed to be as wide as i serious situation confronting the British coal trade is
an  European  boulevard. ' gradually being rectified, and that, after all, It waa govern-
There may be brighter days vet for the old ed by temporary economic conditions,
sorrel and top buggy if the girls of today and -Dll|y c°ll>nlsl
SPRING   OFFENSIVE   IS  ON and Game conservation, arrangements
  i have been completed In British Colura
Brief Outline of the Field Activities J bla, the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontar-
of the Canadian Forestry
Births
Association
The current year promises to be one
of unprecedented activity in the history of the Association.
Last year our lecture tour campaign reached audiences numbering
347,205. This flear. fifteen lcoture
parties in the Held, promises 20ul'
meetings and at total attendance ot
iWO.OOO.
One of the features for 1529 Is the
Caravan Tour—A special car equlppor
for showing motion pictures In daylight as well as at night, will tour
cities and towns, holding special meetings for employees of pulp and paper
companies, lumber companies, Industrial concerns and schools.
To meet a growing demand by Service Clubs for information on  Forest
eph's Hospital, a daughter.
Campbell River
To Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, of
lo, whereby a well known speaker, Courtenay, on March 22nd at St. Joa-
wlll give addresses lo Rotary and oth-' eph's Hospital, a son.
er servoio clubs. Further particulars '■ To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Magoffin, of
regarding the service will appear Courtenay, on March 37th at St. Joe-
from time to time ln Forestand Out
doors.
A few of thc highlights In our 1929
campaign might be of Interest.
Tho West Coast
The tlrst guns In the C.F.A. annual
conservation campaign In British Columbia were llred the llrst week in
March, when E. V. Albett, with moving picture equipment, left by motor
launch on an 800-mlle voyage to conduct dally, for six weeks, meetings
at scores of coast settlements.
During April and May two additional lecture parties will take the
Held and in July a fourth party will
revisit the Northwestern interior settlements
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Newest Easter Novelties in Men's Sweaters
Sweater Coats.
nnd
Hats, Caps, Neckwear, Scarves, Fancy Socks and
Belts, Shirts, Silk and Lisle Spring and
Summer Underwear
Newest Lasts in Men's Black and Tan Calf Oxfords
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Courtenay Locals
NO RUSH OF
APPLICANTS FOR i
!    Dr. S. J. Willis. Deputy Minister of
MINIMUM WAGE SCALE Education,     visited     the    Courtenay
  I schools on Monday and expressed liim-
Apathy on Part of Labor  to self as very wen pleased with the situ-
Changed Law Puzzles , ation here
Government Mr, n. a. Maolnnls, principal of tho
I Courtenay High School, Is leaving lor
Victoria, March 27—Ilecommenclng ■ Vancouver    to-morrow    (Friday)    to
trom the ground up, this province's > spend  tlie  Easter  vacation with
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials.
MOULDINGS.
WINDOWS. DOOltS.
SIIINQI.ES.
KILN  nittKI    FLOllltlNQS.
AND    FURNISHINGS
\VF DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SIIOUI
NOTICE  WITH   ItEA.iCNAlll.E CHARGES
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PHONES J
Night cills   I34X Courtenu)
Office    11>» Cumberland
A   man   went   Into  a  Scotchman's
drug store and ordered 16 cenLs worth
of quinine.   A second later the man
screamed. "Help, I'm poisoned."
Tho Scotchman looked at the box
il said. "You're right, It's strych-
Pay
The GEM
BARBER SHOP
Mr. Charles Thulin was a business attempt to fix minimum wage for male family,
visitor to Vancouver last week-end.   , Kor|,erB   ,jle provincial Government     Mr. C. Fred Williams has taken over
Mr. James H. Blake, who spent the ■,.. B   ,    n,r„„. „„.,  „,,,„,,. qhnn
summer oflast year at Campbell River, is expected shortly to appoint a board tne Bowie oarage and Repait  Shop
his nine;  that'll bo 10 cents extra.
I me quick, laddie, it works fast."
\:
passed through here on Tuesday morn- wnU.„ „.„, aUminlBt*r the new Mal0 and will assume control of same as
ing en route to Victoria. i !of the 1st of April.   Mr. Williams is
Mrs. Norman Smith left on Friday Minimum Wage Act. as passed by the | wcll and favoraolv kncran in tne dls-
for Vancouver where she will visit for
a fortnight.
A Get-Acqnalntea Dane* | Polntment
On Wednesday, the twentieth. Camp- will launch Its second attempt to con
bellton's  newest  business  house  was
Legislature recently.    With  this ap-
made,   Urltlsh   Columbia
thrown wide open to the public by the
trol wages In many lines of Industry,
'
M£?^
proprietors,   Messrs.   Wilcock  li  Mc- the first effort having collapsed some
Leod. who held a get-acquainted dance       ,,.
on thnt night.   There was a good at- monln» attendance and music was provided by     Until the appointment Is made, and
the Bluebird Orchestra, of Courtenay. | ^ MW b(mr(1 „,„,, ,„ „„, waBe
order, there Is no legal minimum wage
tor any male worker In the province.
The Women's Minimum Wage Act, of
courne, remains in force as usual and
ia not affected by the recent legisla-
tl'
0-U-T-?
In many an office, today and tomorrow old Father
Hubbard will no to the cupboard—and find the shelves
bare of Stationery that he would have sworn was on
hand in abundance.
I tlon.
No Rush of Labor Men
AND THEN WE HOPE HE WI1.I
TELEPHONE 85
CALL
We are always Kind to have these emcrjroncy orders,
because often they come from folks not familiar with
our service and get us new friends and customers.
We can and do, when thi? occasion demands, turn nut
work rapidly. But we love to do your big particular
jobs. We handle work for many firms who use printed
matter in tremendous quantities. We could handle
yours with entire satisfaction to you. We would
gladly have you try our service at our risk. Our work
is guaranteed to be satisfactory to the customer.
But in any event, lot's get acquainted on some of
that emergency work.   Telephone 35.
IF YOUR BUSINESS IS OUT OF CUMBERLAND
AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY OUR SERVICE,
'PHONE AT OUR EXPENSE.
Cumberland Islander
trict as a mechanic.
Constable Gordon Lennox, who has
been conencted with thc Courtenay
Provincial Police detatchment for some
months, is leaving to-morrow (Friday)
to take a two months' course in the
Police School conducted at Okalla.
Mr. Harry Hopkins, of Powell River,
was a visitor to Courtenay, returning
home on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Rive returned on
Thursday from a two weeks' vacation
spent in Vancouver.
Mr. Charles Sutton left for Victoria
on Thursday (to-day) to spend Easter.
Mrs. Sutherland, accompanied by her
two daughters Agnes and Dorothy, left
for Victoria to-day to spend Easter.
A  man   in   a  hospital  for  mental
cases sat fishing over a flower bed. A
visitor, wishing to be affable, remarked:
"Hew  many  have  you  caught?"
"You're the ninth," was the reply.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B. C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Bai-ber & Halrdresaer.
Children's hair cut any style 35c
Ladies' hair cut any style 50c
Telephone 35
"Superior Printing."
Cumberland,
B.C.
Many members of the House believed that the passage of the new law
would be followed by Immediate demands of Labor men for its enforcement. This however, has noi. occurred. Only one application, from a
night watchman, has been received
ao far. None of the thousands of
workers in the lumbering and catering Industries, which were under tho
old law for a time, has moved yet to
secure the enforcement of the present
act. This apathy on the part of labor
to the statute puzzles the government,
It Is reported that organized labor Is
not eager to invoke the statute In Industries where union already have
established wage scales, and this may
explain the apparent lack of Interest.
AH Applications Adjusted
As soon aa an application for tho
enforcement of thc law Is filed, the
hoard Is bound to consider It, and fix
I a wage applicable to all workers af-
j fected.    That   Is  to  say,  if a  hotel
ffl I waiter applies for a minimum wage,
W\ the scale set by the board will affect
$£ I all waiters, but not other workers In
• I hotels and restnurants.   These other |
workers will ordinarily have to apply individually to secure wage scales
for their various occupations, although
the board can intervene without request If It wishes to do so.   The names
of all applicants for the board's intervention will be kept secret. If this Is
I desired.
I Considerable litigation Is likely to
; surround the workings of the new law,
: aa It allows appeals from the decisions
1 of the board to Ihe Supreme or County
Court. From there appeala may go on
to tbe Imperial Privy Council.
DR. W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
(WiinbcrlMifd
Commercial   J. I ,»| .. 1      Ratci
H«nd«u«rlm 'PI UIC1    r.,i,,.„ihi.
ACCOMMODATION 'I III. IIKS'I
ItoituiK Stenm Honied
W. MKItltlriKLI), I'nin',
Why Pay
Finance Fee?
Do not send your money out of the District—Buy your WHIPPET FOURS and
SIXES from JOE HEMM.
We finance our own cars—It costs you
NOTHING.
SERVICE THAT SATISFIES
Joe Hemm's Garage
Phones 3R and ih-
Courtenay
SI TELEPHONE
TAXI
Charlie Dalton
Meets'Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
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AUCTION SALES
BY E. FELIX THOMAS
FOR Mrs. JAMES HENDERSON (who is leaving the district) at
New Townslte, Cumberland, commencing at 1.45 p.m., on
Wednesday next, April 3rd, 1929:—All her Household Furniture, etc., Including Sitting Room, Bedroom and Kitchen
Furniture, etc., etc.; also Piano.
FOR Mr. JOS. BAXTER and Mr. ED. PARBERRY, at Agricultural
Hall, Courtenay, on Wednesday, April 10th, at 1:45 p.m.
NOTE THE DATES
E. FELIX THOMAS
COURTENAY
Phones 161 and 24L
maamTj^ammawmmawsmamWammvaml FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1929.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
PAGE THREB
1(
A Review Of The
First Session
(Continued from page one)
The   future   ot   the   Pacific   Great
Eastern Railway occupied a conspicuous  place among campaign  Issues, j
Again in this matter it had been per- j
sistently   urged   by  Liberalism   that
only a government of like faith with j
that enthroned  at uttawa could  be [
trusted, as persona grata, to find a
solution of an outstanding provincial
problem with which such Liberal governments had grappled unsuccessfully
during the past decade and a half, and
which the late Premier Oliver, strong
man as he was, had given up as hopeless of solution.
In striking coptrast with the record
ot Liberalism In connection with this
P. O. E. master puzzle, is the measure
of very practical progress achieved
within a few months by the new premier and his associates in office. In
this extra-important matter His Honor
the Lieutenant-Governor was able to
announce nt the assembling of Parliament, upon the advice of his new
ministers, that the future of the Pro-
vlncially-owned railway was receiving earnest attention, and that Information on to the rosources of the
railway-grant lands waB being collected and asembled and a thorough
survey being made as to the location
and assets of the road itself.
The result to be expected, from such
businesslike and systematic attack of
and admittedly difficult and complex
problem already has been made apparent. During the progress or the
session, the Prime Minister found
himself in a position to announce
various offers for the purchase of the
road as to which Hon, Mr. Oliver less
than three years ago had said "I
can't give it away", even with a bonus
of 16,000.000,000 acres—and that an
arrangement had been consumated
whereby both the Canadian Pacific
and the Canadian National managements were Joined with the provincial
government in a complete survey of
the potentialities of traffic for both
the existing line and its projected ex-
te-alon to the Peace River areas. In
this regard, practical evidence was
forthcoming of awakened interest in
the long-maligned "White Elephant*'
by both C.P.R. and C.N.R. in the fact
that they nre jointly contributing to
the cost's of the pending survey In
propor'ion or two to one of the expenditures; borne by the directly affected provincial owners.
P.G.E. May Be Further Extended
\nd In further testimony to tbe fact
that the new Conservative government
has  intelligently  and effectively  ap
plied Itself to permanent solution of
the Pacific Great Eastern question.
Col. Nelson Spencer .second member
for Vancouver and a Provincial representative on the P.G.E. directorate,
was able to inform the House shortly
prior to prorogation (in the Premiers
regretted absence) that a chief purpose of the pending survey of the resources and conditions of the railway-
grant lands was determination of a
fair price to be asked by the province
and paid Jointly by the two great
trans-Canadian railways not only for
acquirement of the Pacific Great Eastern as it now exists, but Its further
extension to tap the rich areas of the
Peace River country and establish and
maintain connection therewith, of
material and lasting benefit to the
business interests of British Columbia
as a whole and stimulation of provincial growth, In population and industrially.
Land Settlement Question
The question of land settlement and
the related mater ot simulating agricultural production figured largely In
pre-election Conservative policy. That
pledge given In respect thereto were
from the outset meant and properly
kept ln mind was evident at the opening of the House by those portions of
His Honor's formal deliverance thereto. The Government had not even
waited for the meeting ot parliament
to initiate the policies endorsed by
the electorate for the relief of the
agricultural Industry and the better
encouragement of utilisation of the
land. Measures had also been devised
and applied without evltable delay to
assist In solution of the difficulties of
settlers on the Irrigated lands of the
Okanagan and the expensively reclaimed lands of Sumas. With results already apparent ln restoration
of hopeful confidence among those
lately despondent farmers, stimulation
of settlement, and tangible assurance
of rapidly Increased volume of home-
produced food esentials and economically advantageous reduction of Imports from the United States.
Marketing Brooch Organized
The prime necessity ot agricultural
progress, in the provision of more
scientific facilities for the marketing
of products of field and farm further
has been met by the new Government
ln the immediate organization of a
Marketing Branch ln connection with
the concerned Department, the public
cost of which promises to be many
times repaid in beneficial marketing
aid.
Prior criticism of the conduct under Liberalism of the financial affairs
of the province already has been
shown warratned by the investigations of independent auditors; and,
acting upon the recommendations of
. these experts, such changes have been
uade aud are being made in fiscal
ystem as will not only permit of a
etter understanding of provincial
inancea by the people,'but In addition
UUBtantUtlly reduce the cost ot gov-
rnmeut, with no Impairment of use-
ui services.
Stricter Control of Public Utilities
ln view of tbe growing importance
if public utilities, the advlsabilty of
irovldlng some measure of stricter
o.nrol also received consideration by
.;e new government almost from its
establishment, with the result that
itch amendments have been made in
lie Water Act as will enable tbe board
.i' experts operating thereunder to
.ore effectually safeguard public invests not only i:i maintained qual-
ly of service by private companies
ut in Lhe rates chargeable by such
sompanles to the public in its capacity
it consumer. !
$9,000,000,000 for Bonds
Recognition was given in the Throne
ipeech of Immediate needs of British
olumbia in  the matter of highway
facilities   to   encourage   development :
of   natural    resources,    agricultural j
production,   industrial   undertakings
and   tourist   truvel   andtrade.   with   a '
dew to interesting capital and Indue-
ing settlement.   The session saw ful-
illment of Government plans In this
regard, the large amount of approx- |
imately nino million dollars being appropriated for road betterments and
extensions by authorization of a loan ;
repayable,   both   as   lo   interest   and
principal, by levies upon road users
in the related forms of motor vehicle
fees and gasoline tax.
Stimulation oftbe fishing industry
and conservation of tlie vanishing salmon have been provided for by arrangements entered into between the
Dominion und the neighbor republic
or a conference out of which it is
loped that lusting benefits to this
idusiry will accrue.
Determent uf Public Schools Act
A survey of tbe provisions of the
'axatlon Act and associate legisla-
.ion has been Initiated with the object
if more equitably apportioning aud
llstrlbuting the Incidences of taxation
and providing at the earliest possible
Ljte for ireductlon of charges upon
■itizens and industries that, largely
hrough past extravagances and un-
ciontliic methods of government, have
jrown over-onerous. Immediate amendment of the Succession Act, extension of development assistance to iron
ind steel Industries, bettermets of the
Game Act. of mining legislation and
nf the Public Schools Act all are accomplishments of the irecenl session,
in strict and early redemption ot preelection Conservative promises, do-
nonstratlng sincerely in the government and party and making for fm-
througbout    the |
proved    condition;
province.
All tbe important matters that have
been referred to were found specially
dealt with in the Speech from the
Throne with which the late session
was inaugurated. That document thtta
became once again ami constitutionally an Informative advance program
of legislative business such as Conservative whlleln opposition so
staunchly had urged a Speech from
the Throne should be.
Going further, the now government,
although it had then had but llttlu
time to adjust itself to its new aud
heavy reaponsibiliies, was ready at
the opening with public legislation*
sufficient to fully occupy tho attention
of members from the outset; and no
attempt was made lo restrict discussion or unduly delay the Introduction
of important ministerial measures so
that ihey might be railroaded into tlie
ilatute book with Inadequate consider)
aiioii by a wearied assembly.
Conservative Progress Lived  Dp To
It will thus be seen that tbe major
factors of Conservaive oritlclsm while
the party was in opposition and Conservative promises upon which tho
party achieved power have been equally and honestly lived up to from tiio
moment opportunity presented! for
such proof of party sincerity.
To deal more particularly with accomplishments of the just-ended session, it was essentially ami para-
mountly ono of business. It also was
one of maintained decorum and dignity, in very agreeable contrast with
sessions that have gone before. Leaving aside the many amending bills that
are each session found necessary and
which affect the details of administration rather than principle s of government, five or six major measures
of the lately ended session may he referred to that, while of very considerable importance, obtained comparatively little publicity because they
were In the main non-contentious In
their obvious public advantage.
Revision of School Taxation
Hon. M. Hlnchllffe i'i bis amendments to the Public Schools Act thus
cleared the way for a complete revision at an early date of tbe entire
system of school taxation, with move
equitable adjustments, of which tbe
public has long felt the growing,.need.
Reconstruction of the Provincial
Game Act predeoates a more workable
organization with saner regulations
and more effectual capitalization of
the Came asset, .stimulation of tbe fur
industry and creation of a now and
important accessory to farm life' that
will be of present and growing financial advantage to rural residents .ami
at the same time benefit urban dwellers'! Ihls in the establishment of game
birds breeding and preralasable sale.
Companies' Act He-Constructed Tbe   Northwest    Telephone   Com-,
i Dmpan|es' Act has been  so puny's private act a subsidiary of the '
^w&'tfsss. y-t rrr c,,mi,""y,,,;"is * toL
ovlslona disclosed by past expert- 6ffecl   llseil   t0 emP-°y  the  modern  outa°01
ce of its operations, and now gives radio-beam for purposes of telephonic ! SJ
ROD AND GTJW
pictures of life tn the Canadian
irs   are   contained   in   several
lea iu tlie April issue of
ouimunieation with isolated districts,   the  national  sporting  magazine,  Rod
!hrrhrl,l",l"ltl!ni  iovemion   being   and   Gun   and   Canadian   Silver   Fox
tnus   brought   into   common   service I v , „
will go almost as far as radio broad- ,        "'   Am0nB tllPS° Is :i robUBt alury
casting in  making  lonely  lives  less.   of t-16 experiences of a trapper-gulde
Act  monotonous  while  promoting  colon* In British Columbia under the caption
lzaiion of the hinterlands by 'be pro-
nrima   faols   verv   cartful   VlSf°D of, convenieilt facilities ot swift
prima   uue   very  taretui   communication,
stud    ol the primary causes of high-
Railway Charter Opposed by Liberals
-tatute book a  basic measure
mu t prove of material assistance
i :iu ulatlou   of   the   aclvitles   of
■: i usinoss.
Amendments  to Motor Vehicles
Amendments to the Motor Vehicles
vay accidents that, with the sustaln-
"I growth of motorized traffic, have
a recent years attained alarming pro-
lortions; and these amendments Inimitably will serve to reduce the toll
if disaster iu this regard by ensuring
rreater individual thoughtfulness and
•are on the part of drivers and larger
The Cnnadan Northeastern Railway
charter was strongly opposed by the
opopsttlon leaders, who, nevertheless,
failed even to carry their own party
following with them in such antagonism. This act permits construction
security i.i assurance of the sound lo proceed forewlth of the new rall-
meenanical conditions of all motor wa>' fr<"i- Stewart inland that, by the
vehicles using the public roads. legislation as approved, will traverse
i- t ,  ,,.      ,    „   a tlie country then easterly to tiie lo-
Bxtravngaiii'e ol  Liberals Confirmed callty of Fort Graham.   The pVomot-
itemenu.presented during the I? -mS KlnT", U«le. K°vt'rrim1ent pr°o1
.,i. Y.. .i... I-J....M-*   or   ample   financial   strength.     They
asked   neither  land   nor   money
subsidy.    Construction  of  their  lino
Tbe
Into session both by the independent. J**
auditors engaged with the survey of
the accounts and also by the Comp-
troller-General, unhappily confirm
broadli and specifically the charges
of extravagance und loose methods
that bad been preferred against Liberalism in power by its opponents,
during recent years. A tabulation
made by the Comptroller-General, an
appointee during the Liberal regime,
Is peculiarly significant and especially
condemnatory, inasmuch as it showi
Indisputably aggregate deficits during
the poriod-of Liberal control of $13,-
at the outset must give a tremendous
Impetus to development and expansion of tbe mining interests of the
Portland Canal and interior mineral
field. The line also will open up new
areas for agricultural development
and for cattle and sheep ranching,
while access to new and important
timber resources and bases of supply
or raw materials far pulp and paper
manufactories.
It Is to be assumed that
"Life on the Frontier' 'by Frank D.
Klbbee. Another entertaining story
of actual experience on the trails of
far northern Ontario is contributed
bj   Robert  James.
In addition to such fine stories, the
contents include the usual special articles on shooting and fishing subjects
by Bonnycastle, Dale, c. S. Landis, w.
C. Motley. .G p. Sladen, .1 W. Wlnaon
and others. The Canadian Silver Fox
News department is full of unusually
Interesting and authoritative articles
on this great Industry.
Rod ami Gun and Canadian Silver
Fox News Is published monthly by W.
J.   Taylor   Limited,   Woodstock.   Ont.
t.-ll.
Upwards of four millions of dollars
will be expended this season iu effecting alterations, improvements, and extensions to the Palllster Hotel at Cal-
' gary, Alberta, and the Empress Hotel
[al  Victoria, British Columbia, E. W.
] Beatty, chairman and president of the
neither    Fort   Qi^mV^of*%*?   Caadian Paciflc lt:iilw<->' has just an-
Taxi
Forks will be the Eastern terminal of
tttoli   Keducement Not Forgotten   this new line.   The Canadian Nation;
I   b<
•Mww.r."-^ tm&aam
LOVE—D
PASSION-INTRIGUE
SPECTACULAR-MAGNIFICENT
VICTOR HUGO'S
Immortal Story of
Love Behind a
Throne
Acknowledged and Acclaimed ONE of the
FOUR  GREAT   Pictures   of the   YEAR
The Unholy Passion of a Royal Duchess
for a Grinning Clown
The Sublime Love of Gwynplaine
and the Beautiful Dea
The Breaking Heart
Behind the Laughing Face
Hugo's Dramatic Romance of
Eternal Love-
Staged in Lavish Splendor—
A Queen's Court—
Quaint Old London Streets
—Southward Fair—the Coney of 1705-
Shown Exactly aa Presented
on Broadway, New York, at $2—
Where it Played for Two Months
to Absolute Capacity.
The   Outstanding   Sensation   of  the   Season 111
Hollo Theatre, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1=2 = 3
Matinee Tuesday afternoon at 3.15 Usual Matinee prices
rhere can be no doubt, however,
that tlie new government bad adopted
■Uie only proper, if highly unpleasant.
course in making the people familiar
at the llrst possible moment with thy
exact: «tatus of provincial affairs an 1
authoritatively establishing at the out*
si i responsibility for the Inordinately
.augmented public debt that Id I la Inheritance. Thla waa more than normally necessary since taxation reductions had been promised and such
promise has not been forgotten, as Indicated tn the anouncement of a eom-
'p'reheiiBive survey preliminary to devising such means as may he possible
for cutting down tha burden.
In tiie-matter of timber royalties,
the present uncertainty of the position of the affected industry until u
lefinlte understanding can lie had uf
the forthcoming policy and intention <
of the United States as to Canada made
obviously necessary the postponement
of addtlon In the collection of higher
dues ns provided for under Liberal
rule, until theability of the Industry
to pay, can be fully established.
Another minor change of fiscal policy that will he widely approved Is
that under which the government has
1 lade Mothers' pensions and BtfttUtorj
hospital grants hereafter payable di
liy from the Consolidated revenues
system already has two paciflc terrain-1
als, at Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
The physiography of the northern bin-1
terland precludes tbe possibility of i
much resourceful territory being ado- |
quately served by branch lines from
either of the existing systems, it is
therefore but in the natural course of
national and of provincial development by transportation artetres that
In years to come an extension on from '
Fort Graham will give contact with :
the Edmonton, punvogan and British
Columbia road and this in Its turn I
with the Canadian Pacific's air line ■■
to Chicago. This would enable con-1 '
neotion lo be made by direct rail not i 1
only between tho parent United States
and Its territory Alaska, but also between Oriental ports ami Bastor i
America with considerable tlmo-sav-
ings. Herein may he predecoted the
ultimate future and destiny of this
northeastern  road.
Of other legislation of the recent
session, the. act amending the Produce
Marketing measure, which tightens up
the original statute without in tho
least affecting its underlying principle, was permitted to pass without objection, a previous legislation having
accepted the involved principle, albeit
tb.it still is of questionable soundness.
The current changes in the Const!'
meed, Four additional floors will
added to the former and an en-
■ly new wing will he extended from
■ latter, bringing these two famous
itelerles even more up to dale.
Canada will be the host, during
April, to a party of Kit) young Australians, members of the Young Australia  league.
thi: editor
of the province without reference to ,uMon A('L ttH earlier indicated, abro-
liquor   prolita,   an   earmarking   alike ^e   the  --Mesfllty   Tor   by-elpctions
objectionable to the respective boned- wnen Piloted members of parliament
claries and to the friends of piohlbl- nr«* Pr°m°led to cabinet rank.
tion,   fthich   furthermore  tended   to	
t   ■■:. the liquor traffic upon the prov- """ 	
in ■  ,:   ;i profitable public-owned en-
The latter days of tlie just-closed
session will be remembered by members as conspicuously notable for the
predominance Of Milk and Water legislation of imporanoe. Among tho
qtjestlonti pressing for solution when
the government assumed office w.ia
that of control of the servlcos and
rates of power companies, which Issue produced a orlsla when Orand
■Fa'rks City' uml G-ranby Company appealed against a schedule of rates
promulgated by the West Kootenay
Light &■ Power Company. It then was
fomd ihat the statutory powers of
the Water Hoard did not enable that
body io adjudicate; and the Union of
British Columbia Municipalities, taking alarm, at once pressed the government to re-establish a public utilities
tribunal that should control and regulate all mjjur utilities and their relations with communities by Ihem
served.
Past cxperelnce In British Columbia
with such suggested utilities control
strongly emphasized the necessity o!
proceeding In such a direction with
extremest caution. The government
consequently has not gone so far as
requested. It has not set up the desired now machinery of control. It
has, however, enlarged the powers of
the Water Board to enable that competent liod. to take such controlling
action as for th- time-boing seems necessary and desirable In the public
Interest. Obviously this must be a
temporary arrangement, but It would
seem thc best procedure possible until
the important subject Is studied with
especial care from Its various angles,
and permanent legislation thereafter
devised that Will effectually and equitably protect the public Interests without prejudicially affecting large and
useful   private  enterprises.
Milk  IrfvWntinn
As to Milk legislation, affecting
more directly and particularly tbe
southern mainland, wherein Is the
major population unit of the province,
considerable differences of opinion
oven yet obtain. Ostensibly the object of lhe legislation upon which attention focused toward Uie session's
end Is to provide an equitable distribution of inevitable profit reductions
through utilization of surplus milk
unabsorbed by tbe market for liquid
use, conversions of such Hurplua into
butter ,cheeso, condensed aad powder
ed product entailing perforce a reduced margin of legitimate gain for
the producers. Tho measure as It
passed the House toward the possibility of monopolistic use, and the
fear is nroused among Vancouver consumers principally that such control
of basic rood necessity may prelude
higher prices to consumers. At the
same time the contention Is stressed
by Independent producers that restriction of private enterprise is Unsound
economics.
Hiii inasmuch as ihe operation of
this staunchly debated measure is deferred for a further twelve months
il is hoped and perhaps not without
reason expected that a better under-
i standing of the situation In all Us
phases may !*• readied nieuwhile, with
j the security in the Interim thut the
j Act is not to become effective until
[ the status of the case pro and con
j can be yet more thoroughly studied.
I Among outstanding bills given the
' force of law during tho just-ended
'■ session which are of speclul and local
! rather than of general and provin-
! cial character and concern, the Sumas
i relief measure provoked less contro-
i versey than might perhaps have been
: anticipated, the chief ground for such
1 criticism as developed being that spec-
. ulatora might possibly be benefitted
, at tho cost of the taxpayers, and this
• being generally regarded as something of specloua special plea In adverse comment.
John Mcfombe, chief medical officer ot the Canadian National Railways, announces the appointment of
A. O. Beck as chief organizer of First
Aid for the system, with headquarters
at Montreal.
Prom n school boy's essay on The
litor:   "1   don't   know   how   news*
ipers got into the world, and I doa't
I think God does, for Ho ain't got nothing to say about these In the  Bible.
. i think the editor is the missing link
wo read about, and that be stayed in
the business until after the flood and
. came out and wrote the thing up, and
; lias been kept busy ever since.   If the
; editor makes a mistake folks say he
! ought to be hung ;but if the doctor
j makes a mistake he buries them and
j people don't say nothing because they
j can't   read   Latin.    When   lhe   editor
| makes mistakes there is a big lawsuit
| and swearing, and a big fuss; but It
| the doctor make's one there Isa funeral with flowers and perfect silence.
I A doctor can use a word a yard long
without him or anyone else knowing
! what lt means, but if the editor uses
one he has to spell it.    If tho doctor
I goes  to  see  another  man's   wife,  lie
; charges for u  visit, but It the editor
goes   he   gets   a   charge   of   buckshot,
j Any   college   can   make   a   doctor   to
I order, but editors have to be born—Ex,
m
E£=
"5*J
At the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Thursday, April 4th
John Gilbert in
"fruxton
King"
Friday, Saturday, April 5th, 6th
*Flesh and the Devil"
— and now—
What
intrigue - ■
And what
What hatred
love!
GRETA
GARBO
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Also Harness Repairs
E. L. SAUNDERS
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS PAOB POUR
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1919.
"The King Of Kings"
By Jeule XacplMnua.
PART III
Before the Hanhedrln and Pilate
The story thus far:  Jesus the
Healer of Nazareth casta out the
seven devils from  Mary  Magdalene, and heals on Sabbath Eve
a   little  blind  child,  causing  the
Pharisees   to   murmur.     He   re
stores the dead  Lazarus to life.
Jesus casts the money changers
out of the Temple.   Satan tempts
Christ   and   Judas   tries  to   place
the royal crown on His head. Jesus refuses the temporal sovereln-
ty, saying:  "My Kingdom la not
of this   world!"   Judas  bargain*
with Calaphas to betray Jesus for
Thirty Pieces of Silver.    At the
Last Supper the L#ord divines ihe
treachery of JudaH.    Judas leads
the   Levltes   to   the   Garden   ol
Gethacmane, where Jesus is captured by the Temple soldiery.
Jesus was indicted for sacrilege und
Torah violation before thc Stuihedrln
or Council of Elders.    Calaphas, tho
High Priest, acted both as prosecutor
and judge.   The hate of the hiersrch
against  Him   who  had  attacked   His
Temple perquisites was deadly.
The only disciples who had dared
go as far as the House of Calaphas,
following their MaBter, were Poter
and John. And Peter, warming his
chilled body at the brazier in the
High Priest's court and fearing his
own safety In that hostile place, had
thrice denied to the domestics that he
knew the  Lord The Cock
crowed thrice
The crime for which the Council ad-
Judged Jesus deserving of death was
blasphemy. "Art Thou the Son of
God?" Calaphas demanded. "Ye say
I am!" was the answer.
What a meeting when the bound
Jesu3 was brought before the Roman
by the gloating High Priest Calaphas.
The Strongest Man, bound, was physically weakest. Pilate, face to face,
with Him, quickly sensed Power.
-No Fault In This Man"
"I find no fault In this Man," he told
Caiaphas, who had been insisting that
this so-called "King of Jews" threatened Rome. "Therefore I will chastise Him and let Him go!" , . . .
Calaphas was desperate. His priestly vestments shook with fury as he
whispered his sycophants to bribe
rogues to cry for death of Jesus.
"Full well thou knowest," he said
"we have a Law, and by our Law He
ought to die—because He hath made
Himself the Son of God!"
But Pilate waved Caiaphas bac<t.
He had thought of an expedient that
might appease the mob spirit outsid»
the gates, howling for its victim.
''Go,  bring Jesus  and  Barebbas!"
he commanded.
When the outlaw Robber and the
Prisoner  "would  have made  Himsel!
KiiiK of the Jews,"
"We have no king but Caesar," unanswered Calaphas. ''Death to this
Usurper!"
Pilate clenched bis hands in despair
Meantime the Mob Beast spoke, nor
would it be balked of its prey. That
sea of faces was distorted by passion
and hate. The few supporters of Jesus had all been driven away.
The Governor asked a servant *o
fetch water. He dipped his hands In
the basin, then washed each hand with
the other. "I am innocent of the blood
of this righteous Mnn." he announced
solemnly.   "See ye to it!"
The grinning triumphant chief
again surrounded Jesus to lake Him
away to he crucified,
Kiirih's MoHt Terrible K veil I
He was obliged to drag His Cros-
from the Judgment Hall toward lho
execution ground oi Golgotha. He fell
on the way with the heavy load ol ll
and probably would ha\> died there
but for the kindly help ot a countryman. Simon of- Cyrene, who carried [1
to Calvitry for Him.
Judas saw the Crucifixion and hang*
ed himself.
On the Cross Jesus gave the hope
of immortal life to the Repentant Thief
on His right, who begged for a place
In His Kingdom.   Jesus passed awa
at three o'clock in the afternoon, "1
OIL BURNING SHIPS
CHANGE TO COAL FUEL
Three British Companies Adopt-
ing Pulverized Coal
System i
San Francisco, March 19.—Fearing
the depletion of the oil reserve of the
United States, the Shipping Board is
converting the Ss. West Alsek Into a
pulverized eoal burner, P. C. Lamb,
Pacific Coasst director for the Shipping Board, announced here today.
Mr. Lamb said that three British
companies are adopting the pulverized
coad system also.
UNITED CHURCH
PARSONS NOVEL MONEY
RAISING METHOD
The Floral Mission of the United Church
"The   Bliss   Kinney   Gardens"   at
Procter. B. C, grow flower bulbs for
Mission  work of the United Church.
These gardens were started primarily
for the suport of the "Kootenay Lake
I Water Ways Mission" of the Proctor
Held, with Its hundreds of miles of
. lake and river coasts.   But the plans
■ have developed till now we are seek-
i ing to make a  Canada-wide "Floral
I Mission''  for the  United  Church  ot
I Canada.
J    Friends who have choice and named
j varieties of gladioli and dahlia bulbs,
is finished!" He cried in n loud voice
at the very end. ''Father, into Thy
hands I commend My spirit!"
The earth was rent in twain by a
terrible earthquake. Tbe gathering
storm broke, and the darkness was
lit by bolts of lightning that shattered
as they struck.    Many persons were
injured in trying to escape.   Caiaphas I    in order t0 0Dtalt) "Charter Stockand others of the priests fled to Jer- ] holders" for the "Bliss Kinney Gard-
Ullies. etc., are asked to kindly send
Home of them to Rev. Geo. Kinney at
Procter B C, and let him turn them
Into money for this worthy and splendid missionary work. We do not know
of a better or more rapid way of
making money grow in to kind!.
deeds.
-  .
tlon of the Holy of Holies that  was
n.nde by thc frightful temblor,  now
followed by a bolt of lightning that
crashed tbe veil to fragments.
Vx| Week: -He Is Kiwi.."
ANOTHER ONE ON
SIR HARRY LAUDER
Sidney. Australia. March 19.—Sir
Harry louder, Scotch comedian, narrowly escaped loss of his right hand
to a man-eating shark in New Zealand waters recently. He was fishing
in the Hay of Islands, and by luck
was able within two hours to hook a
swordfish,
Apparently attracted by its deadly
enemy, a shark of medium size waa
lurking in the vicinity. No sooner had
Sir Harry cast his line again than a
terrltlc tug unbalanced him. and would
have carried him headlong into the
water had not the boatmen helped
him to keep his feet.
aid lu a splendid and wonderful mission venture expressed with flowers,
and giving nearly everybody an opportunity of doing something good
iu a truly beautiful way, but we an
I offering a good inducement ae well.
A friend of mine—not a church
worker, but a flower lover—said to
me yesterday: "Mr. Kinney, I will
give you a hundred dollars to assist
you to get choice stock you need favour Gardens, and you can pay it back
by giving me ten dollars worth of
bulbs each spring for the next ten
years." That friend Is now on my
books as a "Charter Stockholder" ot
the "BlisB Kinney Gardens"; and for
his hundred dollars he shall receive
twenty dollars worth of bulbs—not
the ten dollars worth he had asked
for—each spring for tbe next ten
years; and he will have his pick of
choice named varieties.
Now you flower lovers; especially
you who have permanent homes and
——^^ The fish, a shark, fought franticall;
saintly Galilean confronted each other j for ua]f un<j hour. Then, as it was i gardens, and who spend money every
before Pilate, the contrast was indeed brought in apparently exhausted, i'I year for garden bulbs—here is an of-
strlking. | Hnapped viciously ut Sir Harry's hand. I tor that will enable you to get good
Barabbas, shackled by shoulder
chain and manacles, was hairy-bodied
mighty of thew, scarred and squinting
eyed after the dungeon.    The othe.
1 Sir Harry dryly said it would have j value far your bulb money, and at the
been a terrible thing if the shark had; same time you will be helping in a
taken liis hand, for he was hold- - g'eut work for the United Church,
ing a three-penny bit in it wilh which j Vou may become "Charter Stockhold-
prlsoner was tall delicate, ascetic o: he was going to tip the boatman far! ers" in the "Bliss Kinney Gardens"
figure, deep-eyed, golden of hair and I Having his life, I °" *»« aarae or similar terms as my
beard, which were of silken texture
and neither the Crown of Thorns nor
the ancient Purple Rabe detracted
from His patient majesty
friend did.
WORSE WITHOUT IT j    The minimum is five dollars, and I
A  colonel's   wife   made  up  rather  will send you two dollars worth of
too lavishly.   One day she came into' choice named bulbs each spring for
"What  then, Hhall I do with Jesus.' the room where her husband   a mil-, five years, or ten dollars' worth after
' Itary martinet—was writing. Look-' the end of the first year. You choose
ling up at her for a moment, lie said them from my lists, which we expect
In his best orderly manner: to publish next winter.   There Is no
"Woman, go nnd wash your face."  maximum payment.
This she did nnd  returned to the      Only   "Charter  Stockholders"  who
room.    The   colonel   looked   nt   her I send the full amount of money—five
Pilate   still   temporized.    "Shall   I'again, then  thundered  out: . dollars and up this spring can benefit
crucify your King?" he asked troni- j    "For heaven's sake, woman, go and . by this offer.   Vou receive double val-
cully, alluding to their charge that the I put it on again." I Ue for your money investment-ln bulbs !
who is called the Christ?" The question was Pilate's.
"Let him be crucified!" was the
High Priest's venomous answer. Al-1
ready his minions were distributing
bribe money among the populace.
B
1
Vim, Vigor and
Vitality
FROM COMOX WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
GET THE BEST
—forget the rest
Ask your grocer for Comox Whole Wheat Flour.
Manufactured at our plant from the best grade, hard
wheat imported by us for this purpose.
Ask for and see that you get
Comox Creamery Butter 55C per lb.
—*—j—♦—\—*—
Comox Creamery Association
You also spend that money in splend-'
Id work for the United Church of
Canada. I
No bulbs are for sale this spring—
excepting a few fine dahlia bulbs-
far I am planting the thousands of
bulbs we have on hand for Block next
year. But I need that Charter Stockholder money now for new stock.
No finer bulbs are grown In tho'
world than are grown in the "Bliss
Kinney Gardens," And there is no
reason in the world why the United
Church should not have a ''Floral
Mission" that would raise thousands I
ot dollars a year for its great need;'. 1
Send your money at once and become
as "Charter Stockholders" ln this j
splendid cause.
G. B. KINNEY.
A monster black bear weighing over
•tOO pounds that stalked upright
through ihe woods seeking what or
whom it mighl devour and which had
no forepaws, has Just been trapped in
New Brunswick, accoring to Dave
Ogilvy, well-known guide and outfitter. The beast used to rifle all tbe
garbage dumps and refuse heaps in
Ihe neighborhood of Plaster Rock, on
the line or the C. P. It,, and waa caught
by means of a trap hidden under dead
leaves and some old paint tins. Examination of thc body showed that hi*
forefeet were crippled, either by deformity at birth or by an accident,
and thnt it must have walked about
on its hind feet. Only tracks of the
rear paws had been found, and considerable mystery existed as to the
maurader. Seymour Traffon and Jock
Ogilvy caught the bear, whose skin
measured over seven feet in length.
Yes?
Before the snow gummed up the
course he sneaked an afternoon for
"last round." When he got home his I
12-year-oUl replica says: "You took
the afternoon off, didn't you, Pop?" j
"How did you know, Son?' "Oh, you
-mcll so of golf."
JUAN
.ulONAI
I41600
UP
ALL EXPENSES
'   '\KE IT BETTER
EACH YEAR"
has been the Key-
rati of Canadian
National Methods.
This policy hat
hem carried for-
v-nrd to its highest,
fullest expression
in this year's tour
• •/ Europe—visiting
\e old worht, the
tradls of civilizn-
MM>f seeing world
■ ■oum.tdcUiemnd
■iittu spots, historic sites an-l
monuments.,
Montreal (/
and rtturn to
jfggjjrgal
SAIL PROM
MONTREAL
JULY 5th
ON THE S.S.
"ANDANIA"
lt,i,i yrl
(.HOD SERVICE
COMFORTABLE
STATE ROOMS
GOOD FOOD
Outdoor Deye mt
Recreation
INDOOR-A DOZEN
FORMS OF AMUSEMENT CALL  YOU.
SIGHT .SEEING NOGKAM VERV COMPLETE
SUPER I l)R HOTELS .. KM ABLE GUIDES
MAKE YOUR VTfJWf
PUNS       1>WVV .
Call ml  '
E. W. BICKLE
Cumberland, B.C.
Telephone SB
Or write C. F. Btrle
D. P. A., Victoria,
B.C.
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FIRST CLASS WHITE
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Drere and Ilrj (leaner*
Ij ; Special family laundry rale.
I • Orders left at the Rlti Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will receive prompt attention. A trial
order will convince you.
Telephone!: Courtenay, 226
Cumberland 150
ia
P. P. Harriton
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Olllce
Courtenay Phone 25S
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in EvenlnEB
Telephone 115R or 24
| KING GEORGE HOTEL
• Good Service
; Reasonable Charge*
• CENTRALLY   LOCATED
A British Fmpire
Masterpiece
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THE GLORIOUS
INSPIRING
DRAMA OF
BRITAIN'S YOUTH
IN OVERSEAS
DOMINIONS
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AN INSPIRING BRITISk '
Producedin
England.
LAND
Film    " i
Production, j
OF*
HOPE!
ELGW   f
"Anthem
OfEMPlHi"
WITH AN
Exceptional Cast
headedby
EllauneTerriss
dna
Iyn Harding
The story tells of a fine old yeoman family, two of the sons of which
have made the supreme sacrifice. Post-war conditions make the future of
Sve surviving sons an acute problem, so the father, a fine specimen of the
real old "village blacksmith," gathers them together and spins an old
■hip's wheel which is a family relic, to decide where they shall seek their
fortunes.
Each spoke of the wheel bears the name of an Overseas Dominion, and
as it stops when spun by the boys in turn, so their destinations are deeided.
Agreement is made that, prosperous or penniless, all will foregather on
their mother's sixtieth birthday.
Comedy and Weekly News
Thurs., Fri. & Saturday
March 28-29-30
Saturday Matinee at 2:30
"Bring the Children" Regular Week-end Prices
Gaiety Theatre
COURTENAY
COMING NEXT WEEK-END—Another British film masterpiece—
"THE FLIGHT LIEUTENANT" )\
FRIDAY, MARCH ie. 192ft.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.  Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
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SPECIALS
3 dozen Eggs, "firsts" $1.00
Fancy Shoulder Hams, skinned and boned,    OO.
average 6 lbs., per lb OOC
Fancy Picnic Hams, 5 to 7 lbs. each, per lb 25£
Jel-Jel Jelly Powders, assorted flavors, 4 pkgs.  301
2-lb. Jars Orange Marmalade, each 45s?
2-lb. Jars Raspberry Jam, each  551
2-tb. Jars Black Currant Jam, each  55t?
4-lb. Tins Royal City Peach Jam, each 65«?
4-lb. tins Royal City Apricot Jam, each 65t?
4-lb. tins Royal City Strawberry Jam, each 65<
4-lb. tins, Malkin's Best Marmalade  65«?
FULL STOCK OF FRESH FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES   ALWAYS   IN   STOCK.
MATT BROWN'S GROCERY
Phone 38
Service and Quality
RILEY'S TRANSFER
Orders lefl at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
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COAL    —    GENERAL HAULING
of all descriptions
WOOD
Know!
'    The Delicousness of
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ELECTRICALLY BAKED RIGHT AT THE TABLE!
Golden brown waffles—tasty, crisp and wholesome. . .
so simple to make with a Waffle Iron such as this
beautiful heavily nickeled, full guaranteed Manning-
Bowman.
Price $14.50
sold by
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
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Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of
Water and Boiler Inspection.
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Limited
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Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
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Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Polnta .very Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox aad Way Patau every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows tor hire.   Boats for oharter.
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You will find at our store extra fine quality meats at
remarkably low prices.   You'll smack your lips over
each mouthful of our tender, juicy meats.
Victor Hugo's
Greatest Romance
Coming Here
The third great Victor Hugo classic
to reach the screen, the Universal
Super-production, "The Man Who
I Laughs," is to be shown at the Ho-
; Ilo Theatre on Monday Tuesday and
j Wednesday, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd
j with a special matinee on Tuesday
i at 3:15 p.m.   Remembering the great
HEALTH SERVICE
of the
Canadian Medical Association
j eoreen popularity of the two previous
I Hugo-universal masterpieces "The
I Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Lea
; Miserables" the manager of the Hollo left no stone unturned in his ef-
' {, tons io secure "The Man Who Laugh"
A   for showing here at the flrst available
MANY INNOVATIONS
SHOWN IN "SUNRISE"
Opportunity for Cumberland to see
"Sunrise," comes at last when the
gigantic Fox special plays tbe Ilo-
Ilo Theatre this week end. Although
"Sunrise" was completed some months
opportunity. It comes here direct
from the Pautagea Theatre, Vancouver aud promises to be a film sensation.
"The Man Who Laughs" surpasses
the previous Hugo-Universal films In
magnificence of setting, dramatic Intensity and heartgrlpping qualities.
The story of the mutilated mountebank^ life-long devotion to the beautiful blind Dea is as human as the
background is lavishly worldly. Paul
Leni, the director, is said to have
showered a wealth of detail in his
(reproductions of the England of
Queen Anne's reign. The replicas of
the Court, Parliament, the Duchess
Joslanna's boudoir, Southward Pair,
London street sceneB.aud other colorful settings, itre promised as elaborate and faithful.
Against this rich background, a distinguished  cast  contributes  some  of
the finest acting that has yet reached
Mr. F, C. Paterson, District Super- tlie screen.   Conrad Veldt and Mary
intendent  for   the  B.  C.  Telephone Philbin play tlie roles of Gwynplalne
Build your MEAL around a Meat DISH.
Wilcock & Co. Ltd
"FAMILY BUTCHERS"
Phone 66 Cumberland
I
y
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184 College Street,
Toronto, will be answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
and treatment will not he answered,
I crippling others, There is no excuse
I for failure to use such a powerful
moans for protection  from disease.
[PLANNING INCREASE
IN COACH SERVICE
Tuberculosis
Telephons Company
Extending Plant
Its general release mull Its producers
had fulfilled certain "road show" engagements.
"Sunrise" Is said to be one of the
Company, was In town on Wednesday' a"d Uea whllo ln the supporting cast
„ ,  „pml, „,,in conectlon with company business. !»re Olgn Ilaclanova. nrandou Hurst,
S J.™"1"1.. ,.-*,^ 1™!^ Mr. Paterson says that the continued O^rgc  Selgmann,  Sam   Do  Orasse.
; development of the district ts indlcat- [ Stuart   Holmes nnd Cesarc Gravlna.
j ed by the Improvements and extensions 0"» °r 'he most remarkable features
I being made to their plant.   Amongst of "The Man Who Laughs" Is the ix-
! other improvements being done at this cellent work of the principal charact-
best pieces of entertainment ever pro-1^ „ ^ BMngtag fl| & cab]e ,1 ,„ „, cxprcli8lng lhe mosl acvero „,,„
duced by Fox and Its showing at t»e;0omo]( wh(jre atK &n twenty.flve niso »,„ lcnder emotions, despite tho
Ilo-Ilo Is considered a matter of no' ew rotacrilien ready to come "on the'unusual limitations of their roles,
little importance .by the management. I Une„ The m ^ uule River BeMh Collrnd Ve|Jt „„„,,„„ „,,„_ de3palr
After It was released in New York ,, vwy nwrlj, c^tti. I Jo/ and love by means of his eyes and
where It played for ten months at th.   J ,oce    H,a mouth u a Br|„n|ng mock.
One ot the "Young Ambassadors" I ^ M»0' Philbin conveys the Mind
who visited Canada last summer, !Deas traBlc "ee,l'" "pl,e "' bla,,,,•
Frederick Thomaa Mace, ot Old Kent! un9eel"E °ym- Brandon Hurst por-
Head, London, will return to Canada ^ thp 'T""'""8,8 *"* 8'y humor 0l
to take up farming Il1"'' 00url J<ister ,ronl behlnd " n"-
work of wrinkles and a mask of sheer
~" ' i ugliness.    Olga  Baclanova,  however,
Canada,   with   one   tenth   of   the | exerts her seductive charm unhanip-
world's coal deposits, is in an enviable j ered   by  anything  more  substantial
position,   according   to   Sir   Arthur | than powdered ringlets and some ot
Times Square Theatre, it was hailed
by Robert E. Sherwood, Editor ot
"Life", as "the most Important picture
ln the history ot the movies," and the
"Literary Digest called lt "the dawn
of a new era In pictures."
The director of "Sunrise," T. W.
Murnau, waB brought from Europe by
William Fox especially to make this
picture. Murnau after making "The
Last Laugh' was acclaimed the most
proficient of European directors. Janet Oaynor and George O'Brien play
the principal roles.
The Royal Canadian Golf Association has decided to bold the Canadian
Amateur Championships on the Jasper Park Lodge course this year, from
August 19 to 24.
1/ better
milk was pro-
ducedyou would
findkin^cHfc^
St. Charles cans
Nowhere is better milk
obtained than in our
own fertile Fraser
Valley. Pure, rich and
creamy, St. Charles
Milk is a
"Made in BRITISH
COLUMBIA"
product of which wc all
may be proud.
WEE
aUCIFI BOOK
Write, lo The,
Borden Co.
Limited,
Vancouver
CUNARD
ANCHOR
ANCHOR-DONALDSON
FROM HALIFAX
To Queenstown £ Liverpool
Antonla April 16
FROM MONTREAL
To Bolfast.LlvcrpooMJlnsgow
Athenia May 3. 31. June 28, July 26
Andania May 10, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2
Letitia May 17, June 14, J'ly 12, Aug. 9
Antonla May 24, J no 21, J'ly 19, Aug.16
To FIjmouth-llavre-London
Ascania May 3, 31, July 5, Aug. 2
Alaunia May 10, June 11, J'ly 12, Aug. 9
Auranla May 17, J'ne 21, J'ly 19, Aug.16
Ausonla May 24. J'ne 28. J'ly 26, Aug.23
FROM NEW YORK
To PI) mouth.Havre-London
Alaunia April 6,       Auranla April 13
To Queenstown b Liverpool
Athenia April B,       Antonla April 13
To Londonderry b Glasgow
Cameronla Ap'l 6, Transylvania Ap'l 20
To Cherbourg & Southampton
Mauretanla Ap'l 10, May 1, 22. June 11
Aqultanla April 17, May 8, 29.
Berengarla April 24. May 15, June 6
FROM ROSTON
To Qownstown & Liverpool
Albania April 6. Scythia April 21
Money Orders, Drafts and Traveller.'
Cheques at lowest rates. Full Information from Local Agents or Company's Offices, 622 Hastings St. W„
Vancouver, B. C.
It is an accepted fact thai bovine
tuberculusls is transmitted to human
bellies during the yours of childhood. |
This transmission usually occurs
through the use of milk coming from
tubercular cattlo. To what extent
this Is a practcal danger depends upon
theamount of tuberculosis Hint oxista
amongst cattle, because upon that
figure would depend the chances of
exposure of children to infection
Ina recent number of the Canadian
Public Health Journal, there appeared
an article on the Prevalence und Extent ot Bovine Tuberculosis in Canada.
This article presented a summary ot
the (rata collecisd through corlain
measures which revealed the presence
or absence of tuberculosis in some
six million cattle, during a number of
years, from various sources throughout tho Dominion. Tlie conclusion
reads: "lt would, therefore, appear
to be Justifiable to estimate that bovine tuberculosis Infection in Canada.
at the present time does not excee'l
live per cent." The actual percentage
based on the six million cattle, was
approximately four per cent.
It is evident that if approximately
nearly four out of every hundred
cattle have tuberculosis, there is a
very real danger lu the transmission
of bovine tuberculosis to children in
this country It is not theroretlcal
danger, but a practical one thnt con
llnues  day  by day.
;     Mr.  J,   II    H.   Matson,  promotor  of
the   Vancouver   Island  Coach  Lines.
I staled  that  eight  more coaches  with
lull up-to-date conveniences, have been
ordered to serve the Increasing traffic
| on tbe Island.
II is he said the company's Intention
In the near future, to operate an additional service up-lslund which will
give four return  Nanaimo trips per
day.
Whether the company was consider-
in tlie Cumberland Hoard of Trade's
suggestion for an evening slag,, from
Cumberland south could not he learned, ii is rumoured thai the transportation men might look with favor upon
the scheme.
Union Bay
Mrs. Edith Hicks returned home on
Tuesday after spending the past two
weeks with relatives In Vancouver.
Mr. Percy Renwick returned from
Ladysmlth  on  Tuesday.
Tlie following ships bunkered here
during the past week: The S. S. Walo-
tapu arrived from Vancouver and af-
Jter bunkering sailed Tor Australia via
San Francisco. S, S. stornlkcn arriv-
; cd from Lone View. Wash, with a car-
! eo ol lumber and sugar and sailed for
Takubar; the s. s. Wearpool from Vancouver, sailed for Shanghai, China.
Chelsea, from Vancouver, with a car-
1 Ito of lumber and flour sailed for Montreal; s. s. Sheafmont, from Vancouver with a cni'tio of wheat, sailed for
Copenhagen.
!    Mr. Cecil McQueen left on Wcdnes-
j day for Vancouver.
There is no doubt hut that children |    After spending a few days In Vic
require milk, but no one would sue-  toria.   Mrs.   A.   Auchinvole,   Jr.,   and
gest  taking  the   risk  of  using  milk !baby' "turned home on Monday.
that might contain the germs of tub-1
crculosls.    Fortunately   we   have   a; ,_M{;, Spence Walker left on Sunday
simple practical  method  of meeting
the difficulty.    Pasteurization of milk
destroys all disease-producing germs.1
Including the tuberculosis germ. We|    ..Nature," said the pmlosopaer, "al-
ways  makes compensations.    If one
1 for Victoria.
Irish   Oli-crviitliM.
Duckham, head of the British mission | the most alluring costumes that have
to Australia on Empire Trade. ' ever graced a picture.
may use pasteurized milk and feed It
to children, with full confidence thai i
the danger of bovine tuberculosis has ;
been overcome.
Through pasteurization, we hnve it
in our power to prevent Immediately
the occurrence of even one more case
of bovine tuberculosis which attacks
little children,  destroying  some  nnd
eye loses sight tlie other becomes
stronger. If one luse» the hearing of
one ear the other becomes moro
acute."
"1 believe you're right,* said an
Irishman. "I've always noticed that
when a man has one leg short tha
other iH longer."
THE CUNNING OF A LOVE THIEF/
UwUmanVho Had Him Couldnt Fight...
The One Mid luted Him Used Every Veapoix
WILLIAM POX freStmU
CTfKt MOST IMPORTANT PICTURE EVE*SCREENED
SUNRISE
SA/ F. W. MURNAU
<b PAGE SIX
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY. MARCH 29, 1929
New Rayon
Silk Underwear
A spring shipment of the new lines in Rayon Silk Underwear
has just arrived and will be on show in our window. Rayon
Silk Underwear can now he bought practically as cheap a.'
many Of the old lines of coiten underwear, and the beautiful
colorings In which these lovely garments are now made, so
that most colors wanted can be hud. io match the color of your
dress.
Rayon Vests in a new assortment of colon, daintily made, and
smartly trimmed with luce, price $1.25. Rayon Bloomers to
match above vests and made In bobbette style price $1.-5 pair
Ladies' Chemise trimmed with ecru lace mado to match the
Bloomers and Vests mentioned above, a really Btnarl garment
price $2,25.
Look-Knit Garmenta in the new colorings, every garment guaranteed to give satisfaction, many of our customers know the
real value of this line and will have none other. Vests $2,26
and Bloomers $2.75 per garment.
Announcing the new arrival of an Express delivery today of
French Combinations, Pyjamas, and Sets, ask to see these lovelv
garments.
Hayon Princess Slips we have a good assortment of slips In
moBt of the desired colors, made of Rayon Silk, in a good
quality al $2.5f) each.
Rayon   Kimonos—several   natty   styles   with   hand   painted
designs are on view at reasonable prices.
FOR  NOVELTIES   AND  DAINTY   NOTIONS   FOR   MY   LADY
Call at
/. Sufherlands
Cumberland Personals
;    Dr. Lamb, T. B. Specialist paid an      Mr. Wm. Trelour arrived In town
'official visit to the Cumberland Hob-'on Tuesday evening.
' pltal on Saturday. •   ♦   •
•   *   ■ |    Mr.  Fred  Dallos, of  Portland ar-
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sommerville, rived In town on Tuesday to attend
In the Cumberland General Hospital the funeral of his father the late Mr.
on Saturday last, a son. Frank  Dallos.
Hospital Dane*. Friday, April 19th
The Women'8 Auxiliary of the Cum-
: berland General Hospital will hold
I the annual Hospital ball on Friday,
1 April the  19th  in  the  Ilo-Ilo  Hal!.
First-class  music has  been  engaged
A Perfect Lunch
Has as its main theme thin pink slices of delicately
flavored Mam arranged on lettuce leaves, garnished
with slices ot tomatoe and cucumber, topped with a
dash of mayonnaise and served with brown bread
sandwiches.
The Ham stocked by the City Meat Market is carefully
chosen for fine flavor. Sliced ready for use, it is the
simplest sort of foundation upon which to build a
cookless spring or summer luncheon.
City Meat Market
Headquarters for Hams
"The Store That Appreciates Your Patronage" \\
Mr. Sidney Hooper of Ketchikan.
Alaska, was a visitor in town during
tin- week end.
Mrs. Wm. Trelour of Tacoma, Mrs,
T. Trelour, of Tacoma and Mr. and
Mrs. Angus McMillan of New Westminster arrived in town on Saturday
to visit Mr and Mr-. J. Potter.
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Mr. Wm. Piper of Nanaimo, arrived
In town on Monday to spend a short
vocation with his slater, Mrs. E. \V.
Blckle.
Mr, and Mrs. Jim Parfltt were the
guests of Mrs. Sidney Horwood over
the week end.
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Miss Verna Bockloy, Health Nurse,
of Nunfllmo, Miss E. Jones, Miss Viola
Jones and Mr. Murph Wardlll, also nf
, Nuiaimo and Mrs. Whicton. of Oak-
p land, California were the guests at
[ the week end of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dev-
' Un, Dunsmuir avenue, tbe party re-
iiirning to Nanaimo on Sunday evening.
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, Dr .and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton
motored   to   Nanaimo   on   Thursday
■ morning to meet their daughter Jean
and Miss Margaret Robinson who aro
; coming to spend their  Easter vaca-
: tlon at home.
The Cumberland Welsh Society
j whist party was largely attended by j
| the local members on Friday evening
in the Veterans' hall. The prize winners for the whlst were firsts, Mra,
McMillan and Mr. Morgan; seconds.
Mrs. M. M. Brown and Mr, Jackson.
Supper tallies were laden with goodies of ever:, description, including
faggots and Ice cream. Everyone
joined heartily in tbe community singing and dancing. Thc music was supplied by Mrs. Hudson, piano; E. Tre-
liem, saxaphone; J. Hill, trombone;
and J. Bannerman, drums.
Mrs. Laura Baker, the provincial
supervisor fur B.C. of the W.B.A. Review No, 17, is expected to arrive on
Thursday evening to visit the local
review and while In town she will
be the guest of Mrs. Frelone.
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Tlie regular meeting of W.B.A. Review No. 17 was held on Tuesday evening in tlie lodge room.
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A successful and well attended
whist drive and dance was held in the
(J.W.V.A. hall on Saturday night under
tiie auspices of the Burns' Cronies'
club. Twenty-three tables of whim
were in play, the prize winners being
firsts Mrs. Moncrief and Mr. Jim Gear,
seconds Mrs. B. Davis and Mr. A.
Clarke. Refreshments were served at
the usual hour nnd a Jolly dance was
held upstairs with the Byng Boys'
orchestra supplying snappy music.
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Mr. Frank Potter of Kamloops arrived in town on Tuesday.
Mrs. Wm. Merrlfleld had Miss Betty
Hurford of Courtenay as her guest
pver the week end.
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Mrs. Left head of Nanaimo arrived
in town on Tuesday to attend tbe fuu-
e al of the late Mr. F .Dallos.
The Ladies' Bridge Club met on
Wednesday evening at the home 'of
Mrs. 0, H. Tarbell, the prize winners
being: Mrs. Mumford first and Mrs.
Jeffrey second. Substituting were:
Mrs. Jeffrey, Mrs. Wing and Miss Graham for Mrs. Cameron. Miss Sehl, Miss
Burrows and Mrs. Dick.
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Miss Annie Blatchford, of the High
School teaching staff will spend Easter vacation with her parents in Vancouver.
I for the occasion anda real good time
i Is assured all who attend.   The Auxiliary need money to enable them to
carry on their good work and look
1 with confidence to the general public
j to patronize their annual ball. Admls-
I slon will be $1.00 for both ladies and
gentlemen and refreshments will be
,served.
Home Cooking Sale Saturday
' The Pythian Sisters will hold a
l Home Cooking Sale on Saturday,
I March 30th, commencing at  10 a.m.
in the store next to the Royal Bank,
Dunsmuir avenue.
EASTER
Novelties
Cumberland United Church Easter
Services
Sunday. March 31st, 11 a.m. Communion service; 7p.m. special Easter
music by the choir. Everyone cordially invited.
FIRST AID INDOOR
MEET POSTPONED
j    The First Aid indoor meet which l
■ should have been held this Saturday j
i has  been  postponed  until  next   Sat-
| urday. April the 6th. when it is ex- |
1 pected that the Hon. W. A. Mackenzie, I
j minister of mines will be present and
I present the prizes to successful com- j
potltors  . A  free  dance  will  follow
the competitions.   Everybody invited. I
BASKETS, EGGS, BUNNIES, ETC, FROM 5t* UP
NAMES PUT ON EASTER EGGS
FREE OF CHARGE
Leave Your Orders for Eggs Now!
Easter Cards
We have a wonderful assortment of Easter Cards
beautifully designed and at prices within
the reach of all.
LANG'S DRUG STORE
"IT PAYS TO MAL AT LANG'S"
Mrs. H. Saunders and Miss R. Pot- j
ter of San Francisco are visiting their
parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Potter .
Mr. John Conway, government agent, was a visitor to Nanaimo on Wed- !
nesday, returning to Cumberland on '
Thursday.
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Mlsg Daphne  Cannon, home econ-1
omlcs teacher is spending the Easter
vacation  in Victoria and Vancouver.
SPRING  BLUB FLOWER SHOW—
April 17th, 1929, Community Hall, Comox. Bigger and Better this year.
Prize lists now available from C. W.
Leedam, E. R. Bewell, or E. Felix
Thomas.
Delicious Foods
Promptly Delivered
Not only are you assured of getting the best groceries
for the lowest prices here—you also know that they
will be delivered immediately—and on time.   We have
many bargains at our store.   Come early for biggest
values.
_« i * | *_
Mumford's Grocery
"IF YOU GET IT AT MUMFORD'S ITS GOOD"
Minto
Mr. and Mrs, James Parfltt, of Victoria, were visiting over the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horwood.
Mrs. J. Ledingham was a visitor to
the Valley on Monday, to Mrs. Alex.
Wain.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. White arrived ln
the Valley on Tuesday from Alberni,
on business in connection with the sale
of their ranch.
Mr. Lawrence Wain was home from
Menzies' Bay over the week-end.
Mrs. Alice Wolf, who has been convalescing amongst us for the past few
weeks, is paying farewell calls to her
many mends, who are al pleased to
see her ready to go home to Penticton
so fit and well alter her long illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Playfalr. of Point
Holmes, and Mrs. Bruce, of Union Bay,
spent Sunday with Mr. nnd Mrs,
Thomas Pearse.
Mr. T. Jackson, government mine The ladles' aid of St. George's Un-
inspector for this district paid an of- [ted Church met on Tuesday evening
llclal visit to Cumberland during the at the home of Mrs. George Richard-
week, son, sixteen members being present,
¥ The ladies made all their arrangements for the  -ear, planning to hold
Mr. W. Walker, whose mother is ill a home-cooking on the last Saturday
ln the Cumberland General Hospital In April, and to hold their annual
arrived in town on Wednesday eve- "strawberry festival' on the last Saining, urday in June.
If Your Car
Could Talk -
And you asked it why you were
not getting better service, it's
reply would be, "A fountain pen
can't   write  well   with   watery
-%   1
K(!ep your engine        •
well   lubricated      *
ink and 1 can't perform well on
low quality gas.
with             :
Aeroplane Oil           •
IMPERIAL  PRODUCTS  ONLY  HANDLED  HERE
Men who know their auto and who want more speed
and power use ETHYL or IMPERIAL 3-STAR GASOLINE. It burns clearly and ads energy to your car's
performance.
Cumberland Motor Works
Service
l.LOYD GEIDT
Repairs
W. GORDON
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
EXTENSION BOY
FOUND DROWNED
SeveivYear-Old   Loses  Life  on
Way Home From
School
Nanaimo, March 27.—Alfred Law.1
7, wag drowned in eleven Inches of
water in a stream near Extension on
Tuesday afternoon. He was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Law of Extension.
When the boy failed to return from
school a search party was organized
and found his lifeless body face down '
in the stream.
According to details received here I
the boy left school at 3:30 Tuesday
afiornoon with two other lads. His
hooks were found near the creek. j
The hoy was brought  to Nanaimo '
pending a coroner's Investigation.
A "thank you"
accompanied
the payment of
the bill
Faying her telephone bill
on r'ehranr) IS, last, a
Cobble Hill lady took the
opportunity lo express her
Mitl-fiictliin n It li tho telephone service she Imd heen
receiving.
The subscriber concluded
the letter. In which the
nniuunl due wns enclosed,
by thanking tho telephone
company "fur kind und attentive service."
Somehow, paying a bill Is
nut the most pleasant duty in
the world, und when the act
Is iiccompunled by an expression ol appreciation It
enn ho regurded as a high
tribute, indeed.
B. C TELEPHONE CO.
Phone 71
Courteous Service
" GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!"
Hnw enn any mnn possibly look as pleasant as tliis Gymnasium
Instructor, with soven charming Indies crying "Gimme" nt once? The
answer is thnt the photograph was taken on the Canadian Pacific liner
"Duchess of Richmond" during a cruise of West Africa, the Isles of the
Blest and the Meditcn-anean. This was thc last photograph token by tin,
lata "Topple" Edwards, father of the modern illustrated newspaper.
We booked a lot
of Orders
for Hot X Buna during the past week and we sincerely
hope that you get yours in time. Easter will be a thing
of the past in a day or two and we look forward to the
spring with keen anticipation. We hope to double our
business by baking for you during the spring and hot
summer months.
GET THE BEST IN PASTRIES
MANN'S BAKERY
The Home of High Class Cakes and Pastries
Telephone 18 and book your orders now.
"^■^gM^^^^M^M^^^^i^
Sale Continues
Until Wednesday, April 17th
We appreciate the extra patronage extended during
this Sale and have decided to continue our Sale Prices
until Wednesday, April 17th. If you have not already
examined our goods and prices it will pay you to do
so at once, before lines are broken.
—*—*—♦—*—*—
EXTRA SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY
Misses' Mack and Tan Oxford*, Leather or (J»rt QQ
Panco Soles, all at the low price of per pair tpLieUQ
Ladies' Slippers and Oxfords, now on Sale fl»»J  OQ
at $;s.8!), special lor Saturday  tpOnOJf
Now on Sale at $4,811, Special for Saturday .... ;p !..,:>
Men's Fancy Hose— d»1   AA
Six Pairs for   «J)1»UU
Youths' and lioys' Shoes, broken lines, but d»rt QQ
ull sizes, prices ranging up from  tymwlet/Q
Men's Tweed Pants, good quality, at per tf»Q QQ
pair $2.89 and  <DO,OV
Buy for Cash and save Money.
Buy at Home and See what you Buy.
WHO WILL WIN THE AUTO RACE?
Bring in your miles not later than Wednesday morning.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B. C.
Closeu Friday and Monday.
HOLIDAY $1.00
SPECIALS
3-tb. Roast of Pork \      ^ f.    /\/\
"/.-lb. Best Bacon (sliced)  I       It I    I ll E
4 lbs. Apples J      <P * "VV
A 5-POUND ROAST OF PORK (any cut) .... $1.00
PHONE 98
1 Jar Sweet Pickles \ .
1 Jar Marmalade  I U* 1    AA
1 Jar Mincemeat  [ %B X e,\J \J
1 Can No. 2 Blue Plums )
at
The Dairy
We Deliver Cumberland, B. C.
K

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