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With which le consolidated the  Cumberland News.
Onwego Club
Dance Was A
Brilliant Success
Newly    Organised    Club    Sponsors
Thoroughly   ..;i.ilivable Dance.
The Onwego Club, recently organized by a number of young people In
town, Btaged wl.i.t was reputed to be
one of the most successful dances of
the season. The dance was held In
the Anglican Church Hall on Wednesday evening, about 90 guests being
The hall was nn. t tnBtcfully decorated In a color scheme of red and
green. The wall., were decked in
evergreen, their fragrance scented
the hall. There ware streamers running to and fro overhead, which suggested the spirit cf carnival, whilst
the red trimmed lights lent a spirit of
fairy-like enchantment to the whole.
Facing the guests on their arrival at
the end of the hall was that one word
of welcome—Onwego, The scene was
Indeed a pretty one.
Novelty Dances
There were several novelty dances
during the evening. The balloon foxtrot, when the ladles were obliged to
carry a balloon, cau :ed a great deal of
amusement. The confetti waltz and
streamer dance made another hit during the evening.
Refreshments were served during
the evening in a moot capable manner,
thanks to those responsible for the
Mr. Charles Gralam acted aB   the
master of ceremonies ln a most effi-
I    clent manner, Injei ing much enthusiasm into the different dances.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Frost, Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Stacey r,nd Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Clinton acted as patrons
and patronesses during the evening.
Boys' High School
Club Elect Officers
The election of officers was held
by the boys of the Cumberland High
School Club at their first meeting of
11)23, held January 19. The treasurers'
report for 1922 was of a very favorable nature, showing the club to be
well set ou Its feet, financially, for the
coming year. The .irogramnie for the
coming session was discussed by the
club and everything Is now ready to
proceed under the direction of the
club's new slate o:' officers.
The following were elected to office:
President, Harry Webb; Vice-President, James Wilock; Secretary, Edward Bickle; Treasurer, Reporter,
Jack Fouracre.
The St. John's Ambulance Association, Cumberland Centre, held a whist
drive and donee in the 0. W. V. A.
Hall last Saturday evening. These
social affairs of this energetic organization have exec (led all expectations,
both the whist nnd dancing being Indulged In by a capacity crowd.
.Meeting; Monday
The members of the association are
reminded of the meeting to be held In
the First Aid Kail Monday, January
29th, at 7 p.m. There will be soveral
important items to discuss.
New Committees
Are Announced
Mayor Parnhc.nl has made the selection of his committees for the 1923
council. The Mayor has shown his
confidence In Aldermnn Maxwell, who
heads the most Important of the committee—the finance committee. Mr.
F. Partridge heids the Are wardens,
which is also another very Important
committee. The different committees
and their chairmen, as announced by
the Mayor, are as follows:
Finance Committee—Mr. A. Maxwell
(chairman), Mr. T. H. Mumford, Mr. F.
Board of Worke—Mr. J. J. Potter
(chairman), Mr. F. Dallas, Mr. A.
Light Committee -Mr. T. H. Mumford (chairman). Mr. F. Partridge, Mr.
J. J. Potter.
Water Committee—Mr. F. Dallas
(chairman), Mr. ,1. Ledingham, Mr. H.
T. Mumford.
Health Committee—Mr, J. Ledingham (chairman), Mr. .1. J. Potter, Mr.
A. Maxwell.
Fire Wardens—Mr. F. Partridge
(chairman), Mr. F. Dallas, Mr. J.
The Canadian Collieries (D) Ltd.,
bave gained quite a reputation for
themselves in assisting to beautify
some of their tenament houses. Here
is a quotation from the Journal of
Commerce, dated January 17, a Vancouver publication, devoted to construction work in the Province. It
reads under the caption "Home Garden
Movement Grows in Mining Towns."
"The home garden movement in
coal towns housing employees of the
Canadian Collelries (Dunsmuir) Limited, Is likely to be carried out along
more expansion plans In the spring
and seeding season. Already Inquiries for garden and vegetable seed
have been received by Vnncouver and
Victoria seed men, and It is expected
that these coal towns will be transformed into fairyland spots earlly In
the year.
Sacred Concert
Held Sunday Last
Best Concert Yet Reudered by Cumberland Orchestra.
The Cumberland Amateur Orchestral Society rendered another sacred
concert in the Ilo-llo Theatre last
It was very unfortunate there was
not the usual large crowd present, as
the concert even surpassed the previous efforts of the orchestra.
The vocal artists procured for last
Sunday's concert were as fine as have
ever been heard at any of the Sunday
concerts. Mrs. J. Pinfold, soprano
song, "If I Might Only Come to You,"
and sang, "Friend of Mine" for the
encore. Mr. R. L. Splttall made his
first appearance at the Sunday concerts and sang "Abide With Me," and
was called upon to sing the last
verse to the audience. Mr. Goodall,
the excellent baritone who made a recent appearance to a Cumberland
audience recently, sang "The Trumpeter." It was so much appreciated by
the audience he had to return and
sing "Till the Sands of the Desert
Grow Cold."
The Community Hymns
The community hymns, "Lead Kindly Light," "Star of Peace" and "Work
for the Night Is Coming," could have
been indulged in a little more freely
by the audience, which of course was
not as large as the previous one,
Mr. H. Ingham rendered a cornet
solo entitled "The Lost Chord," and
Mr. T. Jackson gave a trombone solo,
"Afterwards." Both were excellent
contributions to the programme.
The renditions of the orchestra
were as usual entertainment enough
In Itself. Six selections were played
by the orchestra, Including: March.
"Happy Days"; Overture, "Evening
Slumbers"; Serenade, "Dear Heart";
Selection, "The Bohemian Girl";
March, "The Guard of Honor" and Selection "Martha."
Just previous to the commencement
of the regular programme a few selections were rendered by the orchestra,
including a violin solo by Mr. W. A
Owen, entitled, "Just a Song at Twilight," which was very tastefully rendered.
Another Concert Soon
There will be a concert sometime In
the near future by this excellent
amateur society. There will also be
a week night concert soon, to assist
the orchestra's finances.
The orchestra on Sunday evening
consisted of the following: Conductor
Mr. A. J. Merry; accompanist, MrB. F.
Oliver; first violins, Mrs. J. Dando,
Mr. W. A. Owen, Mr. C. Dando nnd Mr.
Robinson; obllgato violins, Miss G.
Dando, Miss M. Oliver nnd Mr. J.
Lockner; flute, Mr. A. E. Jeffries; clar-
onct. Mr. F. Potter; cornets, Mr. H.
Inghnin and Mr. W. Faulds; trombone
Mr. T. Jackson; bass viol, Mr. C. Edwards.
The Girls' High School Club met ln
the school room on Thursday evening
at 7 p.m.
The girls decided that they would
give a subscription towards the procuring of pictures ln beautifying the
On tho motion of Miss C. McKlnnon,
seconded by Miss Beatrice Bickle, the
young ladies tendered a harty vote
of thanks to Miss Brown, matron of
the Cumberland Hospital, who gave a
very. Instructive lecture on home nursing to tho club on January the 4th.
Mrs. T. Rickson returned from Vancouver Saturday evening.
Fond Memories Of The
Land O' The Heather
Renewed At Cumberland
Scotch Concert in Presbyterian Church Was Tribute to Popular
Scotch Bard—Many Artists Contribute—Held Under the
Auspices of the Ladies' Aid.
The Ladles' Aid Society of the St.I
George'sPreBbyterlan Church offered
one of the finest concert programmes
listened to for a long time In Cumberland. The concert, which wns held
lust night, the anniversary in honor
of that popular Scottish bard whose ;
name is enshrined ln the hearts of all
truo lovers of Scotland, Robbie Burns.
Dr. George K, McNaughton presided
ln the chair and his remarks, witty
and otherwise, were greatly appreciated by the audience.
Buck In Srofflund Again
For two and a half hours the native friends and admirers of bonnie
Scotland were literally taken by the
hand and led to those familiar places
we know and learn of In song and
story. The evening's programme was
Indeed a tribute to the Ladies' Aid Society, who deserve credit for arranging such an excellent programme, and
also for the excellent manner in
which is was carried out.
"A Hundred Pipers" was sung by
the choir In the opening number. Miss
Isabelle Crawford rendered "Afton
Water" and also sand "We'd Bettei
Bide a Wee." Mr. K. L. Splttall sang
"The Lie Klg," and for the encore
sang "Lang, Lang Syne." Mrs. Per-
zenl then recited "Bairnies Cuddle
Doon," and caused lots of amusement
with the encore, "She Scored." Miss
Jessie McDonald then gave a most appreciated number to the programme
when she sang so well, "Ye Banks
and Braes," and was called upon for
an encore, singing again the last verse
and chorus. Mr. R. Strachan, nc
stranger to the works of Burns, recited "A Winter Night," which was
much appreciated.
Mr. Armbister Recites
Miss M. Beckwith then followed by
singing "I'm Glad My Heart's My Ain."
She was encored and sang "Annie
Laurie," to a thoroughly pleased audience. The next Item on the programme was by one of the best elocutionists In the district, Mr. Armbister,
of Union Bay, who recited "Pipes of
Troon." He was accompanied on the
piano by Miss Ethel Fulchor, which
gave wonderful effect to this contribution of the programme. As an encore
Mr. Armbister recited with expression
"Da -Monkey Glands."
Tills number wns followed by a song
rendered by Mrs. Walnwright, so well
known to Scotch folks, "Mary of
Argyle." Mrs, Walnwright had to return before her audience and for the
oncore sang "There's a Wee Bit Land.'
Sung Ilenuliful Duet
Mr. It. L. Spittal once again appeared on the programme and with that
fine baritone voice of ills sang "There
Was a Lad Was Born In Kyle." He
lang "My Ain Wee Hoose" for the encore. This was followed by a beauti-
,'ul contribution to the programme by
Miss Etta Hood, tenor, and Miss Edith
Hood, contralto, who rendered "Ye
Banks and Braes." They were encored and sang Robin Adair In a pleasing
Mrs. it. E. Frost followed with recollections of Scotland on the piano
which was very much appreciated, as
evidenced hy the enthusiasm created
amongst tlie audience when she touched on such solections as "The Campbells Arc Comin'," etc. Mrs. Frost's
contribution was so well received she
hod to again play to her audience.
The Marching of lite Cameron Men
Miss Jessie McDonald then appeared again, singing "Caller Herrin." Miss
McDonald, who is one of Cumberland's
finest sopranos, of course was encored
and sang "Comin' Through the Rye."
Mr. Armbister followed with one of
his excellent recitations to the accompaniment of Mrs. Fulcher at the piano.
His selection was entitled "Lasca."
Mr. Armbister wns encored nnd recited ."I.sctlo Batteese." Mr. Goodall was
the next entertainer on the programme. His contribution was a song
entitled, "Home o' Miiie." nnd when
he wns called back for an encore
sang "The Marching of the Cameron
Miss Crawford then made her sec-
(Contlnucd on Page 10.)
The Ladies' Auxiliary to the G. W.
V. A. will hold a whist drive and dance
nt the G. W. V. A. Hall next Friday
evening. The whist will be run from
8 o'clock till 10 a.m., when refreshments will be served and dancing
carried on till 12 o'clock. The dances
are becoming more popular than ever
and there is a good crowd—both old
and young—attending.
Important Meeting
Of Returned Men
Sunday Next
Veterans  Will Meet to Discuss He-
establishment Needs.
There will be a train leaving Cumberland Saturday night at 7 p.m. for
Uevan. This train will bring those
who wish to attend the Burns' Concert
at Uevan in plenty of time for the
concert. The same train will leave
liter the entertainment Is over.
Burns' Celebration
Held At Courtenay
Scotch Supper Given In Presbyterian
Church—Hev. J. Richmond Craig
Among the Speakers.
Robert Dollar Co.    Honor Paid To
In Timber Deal   Retiring President
Expected to Purchase Extensive Tim-  Past President of C.L.A.A. Is Guest ol
ber Bights at Campbell itiver. Honor.
The Canadian Robert Dollar Company, who have a big logging camp
here, near Union Bay, are reported to
be considering the purchase of extensive timber rights In the Campbell
River District, which will result in
important lumbering developments on
Vancouver Island lumbermen expect.
The timber which the Dollar Company is planning to purchase from the
North Pacific Lumber Company,
amounts to about 1,000,000,000 feet,
and it is assumed that the new owners
will commence to log It immediately
to supply raw material for the new
mill at Barnet, which It has Just purchased. The North Pacific Lumber
Mills are at Barnet, on Burrard Inlet,
and to that point, It Is expected, logs
from Campbell River will be towed
for manufacture.
Plans Not Announced
The Dollar Company's logging plans
for exploiting the vast Campbell
River timber area have not been announced as yet, but It Is expected will
be mode known when the present deal
is completed. The operations to be
started at Campbell River will have
to be extensive because the Barnet
mills require enormous quantities of
timber to keep their saws busy. The
plant has a capacity of 250,000 feet a
day, but It has not been operated much
since Its construction.
Community Club Dance.
The Royston Community Club holds
a dance this Friday. The dance In limited to the members of tho club and a
friend. This progressive little organization started out some time ago
amidst a sea of troubles, but now they
all pull together down by tho seaside
and as a result have some very pleasant times which are by no means limited to tho residents of that community.
Mr. Charles O'Brien, retiring President of the Cumberland Literary and
Athletic Association, was the guest
of honor nt n banquet In his honor at
tiie Cumberland Hotel on Saturday,
January 20th.
Mr. O'Brien was the President of
the Athletic Club for 1922, nnd has
just relinquished his duties nfter a
year of consclentous hard work and
effort. The hours that Mr. O'Brien
hns spent on behalf of the Club have
been many and it was a fitting tribute
paid him on Saturday. The present
board of management acted as the
hosts to Mr. O'Brien on behalf of the
members of the Atlilet'c Club.
Tonsls nnd Songs
After the supper the toast list was
proceeded with, It wns long and varied, including the usttnl list. There
were toasts to the Canadian Collieries
the Cuest of Honor. Mr. Thomas
Grnhoni, Mr. Charles Graham and Mr.
A. .1. Tftylor nnd to Mr. 'and Mrs.
Do Coeur for the splendid bnnquct
they prepared. After (lie toasts were
concluded, Mr. Charles O'Brien was
presented with a club bag by President A. J. Taylor, on behalf of the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Association. Mr. Taylor made a few
remarks, referring to the consclentous work of Mr. O'Brien, who was
the retiring President for 1922. In a
few words of appreciation Mr. O'Brien
expressed his thanks.
Singing, recitations nnd a general
jolly time concluded this most successful evening.
Among those present were: President A. J Tnylor, Vice-President P
McNivcn, Treasurer E. PiekUrd, and
Messrs. T. W. Scott. George O'Brien
W. Walker, I). Stcwnrt, Sr., A. Thompson, Sid Hunt, R. C. Wnlkor, H. Wal-
kcr, II. L. Bntes, nil of the Hoard ol
Management of the Club, and A. C.
COURTENAY, Jan. 26.—Last night
in the basement of the Presbyterian
Jhurch one hundred and fifty people
iat down to tables bounteously laden
.vith all the delicacies dear to the
.leart of every son of Scotland, the oc-
jasion being the celebration of the
jirthday of Robert Burns, the immortal bard of the land of heather. But
.lave enjoyed the supper and the en-
it was not necessary to be Scotch to
.ertainment that followed. Mr. R. K.
Donaldson was chairman, and although he made apologies for having
oeen thrust into the position, he plainly showed that he was not a bit nervous and enlivened the proceedings
greatly with his witty remarks and
actions in introducing many of the
artists who took partin a long and
varied programme of toasts and musical numbers.
The Toasts
The toast were drunk with fruit
punch. The proceedings opened by
ihe saying of the Kilmarnock grace by
Mr. Archibald Stenhouse. The first
toast of the evening was that to "The
King," proposed by the chairman, followed by the singing of the "National
Anthem." Then Mr. Alexander Urquhart followed witli "Oor Toon and
Neebor Bodies," replied to by Mayor
Charles slmms. Mrs. Leonard D. Piket,
who has seldom been heard in songs
to better advantage, rendered "My Ain
Fireside," which was so favorably received that she had to respond to an
encore, entertaining with "Maxwolton's
Braea are Bonnie." Mr. William Duncan and Mrs. A. Parker sang "Hunt-
Ingtower," and it is doubtful If any
other item on the programme was
more thoroughly enjoyed. This duo
! were forced to respond to nn encore
t in which they presented "The Crookit
j Bnwbee." Mrs. Parker, who has not
appeared In public here before certainly showed great ability as an entertainer. "The Day and A' Wlia Honor
It," was the next toast, proposed by
Mr. A. Stenhouse, the reply being by
Mr. Walter Brown. Mr. Wm. Urquhart here broke Into the entertainment
with several enjoyable pipe selections.
I Mr. Maclntyre sang "There Was a Lad
: Wns Horn In Kyle." and responded to
I hearty applause with "Mary Morrison," In his Inimitable style Mr. A.
Stenhouse recited Robert Bums' "Tain
j ii' Shnnter," and surely deserved the
applause of which he was the recipient.
Itev. .1. Itlchiiioiiil Craig Speaks
The toast of the evening wns then
proposed by Mr. Win. Duncan. It was
"The Immortnl Memory." Response
was made by the Rev. J. Richmond
Craig, of Vancouver, who had come lo
Courtenay on special invitation to tnke
pnrt in the celebration of the birthday
of Scotland's famous poet. In a masterly oration, into which was Injected
much humor, Mr. Craig outlined some
of the characteristics of tho life of
Burns, and the lessons to be learned
from hie writings. It Is not necessary
to say that the speaker of the evening
received an oration at tho conclusion
ot his address. The Rev. W. T. Beattle
sang "The Battle of Sterling," then
Mr. W. G. Stubbs proposed the toast
of "Canada," which wns "drlnklt" with
much zest, showing that, while some
of Ihe Scottish spenkers were loud In
their prnlses of Scotland, they wero
not nfrnid to own Canada as homo,
Dr. Millard responded to the toast and
with some clever reparteo told the
(Continued on Pago Ten.)
There will be a public meeting of
all returned soldiers in this district ou
Sunday, January 2Sth, In the G. W. V.
A .Hall.
This meeting Is of vital Importance
to all the returned men who have the
welfare of the re-establishment of
either themselves or their comrades
in arms. The meeting will arrange
for the collection of all data In connection with this matter, which will
be presented to the Royal Commission
of the Federal Government. ThlB
body meetins in Vancouver on or
about February 15, and it is the desire of those interested here to have
all the information available on the
re-establishment problem on hand for
that date.
Hutu Goes to Federal Government
All the information secured by the
Royal Commission is presented to the
Federal Government, who are anxious
to get hold of the facts. Questionnaires
can be secured at the Post Office, and
when filled in should be handed In to
the committee here. The meeting is
open to all returned men, regardless
| of whether they are connected with
any ex-service organization or not.
Now The Tigers
I Are In For It!
The Cumberland Tigers Rugby team
who have advertised the fact that they
have indulged in three games without
defeat, and at the same time openly
challenged any rugby club ln the
Province to a game, have at last received a response to their challenge.
On Wednesday night the Secretary
of the local pussyfoots received a letter from C. W. Stoess, the President
of the Native Sons Rugby Club, of
Vancouver, who want to lower the
colors of our noble Tigers. The Sons
wauled to come over this Sunday and
play, bul the conditions are not Just
favorable at the present. We hope to
see tlio Tigers at it again, and it Is
quite probable they will nrrnnge a
game with this team in the near future
One of these fine days next month
we should see a boxing tournament in
Cumberland. Probably by the end of
next month things will be fixed up.
Proceedings Of
The City Council
Applications for the position of City
Clerk were received by the City Council on Monday evening, read, and on
motion, laid on the table for future
consideration. Several of tho Aldermen apparently had expected a report
I trom the Police Commissioners in connection with the Chief of Police act-
i ing as City Clerk in addition to his
' present duties. Finding that there
| was some misunderstanding between
the Mayor a.id Aldermen, the question
of the appointment of a City Clerk
was laid over, pending a Joint meeting
between the Council and Police Commissioners. It waa decided to hold
the joint meeting on Friday evening.
Accounts for $5511.16 were referred
to the Finance Committee,
Thomas Armstrong and O. W. Roberts were present as a deputation from
the returned soldiers, In connection
With the cost of the houses built by
the City for the returned men, and
asked the Council to appoint a committee to Investigate the cost of each
house and supply an Itemized bill of
material. After giving the matter
careful consideration the Council decided to go Into a committee of tho
whole for the purpose of hearing tbe
complaints uf the returned men.
Alderman Maxwell suggested that a
record he kept of all moneys spent by
the Board of Works, showing the
amount spent ou each and every street
and giving the total at the end of the
year. The Alderman's suggestion will
lie carried Into effect.
It will now be necessary to obtain
permission from the Board of Works
before making an attempt to dig up
tho streets or interfere with the
sowers. TWO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1923. ,        I
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland, B. C.
Elsewhere In these columns there is
a communication to the editor by the
Rev. W. Leversedge, expressing his
views in connection with manual
training In our schools. What is your
These columns are open at nil times
In renders of The Islander who wish
to express their opinion, whether it be
on manual training or any other subject Ot Interest to the community.
All letters must be accompanied by
Hi,-, name ot the writer, although not
necessarily for publication.
On Sunday night we were rather
disappointed to sec so few of the
Cumberland residents avail themselves
of the opportunity of attending the
sacred concert under the auspices of
the Cumberland Amateur Orchestral
The concert on Sunday was as fine
an entertainment as one could find
and can be compared favorably with
the sacred concerts offered in the
larger centres. Mr. A. J. Merry, under
whose direction the Society offers its
entertainments, reflects great credit
upon himself for his ingenuity in
organizing the Society. The members
who complete the orchestra are also
to be congratulated for offering their
services In endeavoring to bring to the
people of Cumberland something good,
something worth while in the musical
Indeed it must have been disappointing to this faithful organization to
have their honest efforts so poorly ap-
preciated last Sunday. This orchestra
is a credit to our city and should be
given the whole-hearted support of
our citizens.
We say. hats off to the Cumberland
Orchestral Society; well done tor
honest effort.
"Distance lends  enchantment."
No proverb is truer to real life than
this sententious saying, which packs
Into three words a whole philosophy of
business.    To  some  people the  fact
that an article of goods was made In
London. Paris, or elsewhere, is prima
facie  evidence  tliat  it  is  better.    If
they stopped to think about it, they
ought to know that   our   good   old
country, whatever its political or social faults, is acknowledged as    supreme In material achievement.   Our
compatriots build the   best   bridges
provide the most convenient railroad
travel,   and    the    most   comfortable
homes.   The chances arc at least more
I than even that tlle output of our own
i mills is belter adapted to meet home
needs then those ol some distant foreign producer,   Similarly there are i
great  many  people  who  feel an  instinctive   prejudice   against   articles
bought in their home town. Something
secured  In  some distant store  looks
better to them—until   they    actual!}
test Its qualities.   Yet, if this feeling
is analyzed, it is seen to be about as
well founded as the fancied superiority of foreign goods.   The home store
does a smaller business than some distant department emporium.    It loses
a fraction of costs there.   But It more
than makes it up by cheaper rents.
Then, there is tiie tact that the largei
j a business centre is, the more II costs
! to conduct a store there. Almost every
: item iu the expense account is at ;
j higher rate.   All this is charged to th
! consumer.   For such reasons a we
advertised home store is about as efficient n machine for serving the public
, as you can get.   The buyer for stores
nliout the size ot ours is close enough
i to tiie country so that he makes very
: few mistakes.
Not long ago a boy of seventeen*
committed suicide in a Western city
He was sensitive, he was lonely. The
buffets tiie world had given him haf
assumed in liis morbid imagination'
the proportions of a tragedy. He considered his life a failure. He left behind him a pitiful little autobiography
which is worth attention. From his
earliest childhood he lived with his
grandmother, who, according to his
own statement, coddled and spoiled
him. She brought him up never to
light or quarrel or Indulge in rough
sports with other boys. He was a
spineless being who was always being imposed upon. Being denied thd
comradeship of his kind, he ran away
when twelve years old. But he found
that nobody paid any attention to him,
nobody took the trouble to find out'
whether there was any promise In,
him. When he got his last job In n
bakery he had given up hope and
wrote that If he were discharged he
would kill himself. He kept his word.
Ami this was no ordinary boy. A lad
of seventeen who could write of himself: "The trouble is that I have no
nerve; I am just a baby, a weakling;
1 never knew how to take care of
myself." shows a degree of mental
keenness and insight, even if it is
morbid, not common in many grown
men. Under the right conditions he
probably would have gone fast and
far In the race for success in life. Is
t here not a lesson here for doting
lathers and mothers who try to prevent their young sons from being the
ordinary, natural, rough-and-tumble
kind of boys? And does not the case
of this poor, lonely lad, who considered himself a failure nt seventeen, minion Ish all good-lienrted men nnd women to look about them for others in
a similar situation and give them a
little encouragement?.
A little spark.
A little oil,
A little rope,
A piece of tin,
A little coil,
A 2-Inch brand.
Stick 'em together,
Tho answer's a Ford.
tllil Mistress (to maid): "How are
you getting along at your new place?"
Maid: "Very well, thaauk you."
Old Mistress: "I'm glad to hoar
tliat. Your new mistress is very kind.
"You can't do too much for her."
"Well, i don't mean to, ran'am," replied the maid calmly.—Poarson's
Con appendicitis be guarded against?
Yes. by preventing intestinal infection. The intestinal antiseptic, Adler-
i-ka, nets on BOTH upper and lower
bowel removing ALL foul, decaying
matter which might start infection.
EXCELLENT for gas on stomach or
chronic constipation. It removes matter which you never though was in
your system and whicli nothing else
can dislodge, line man reports it is
unbelievable the awful Impurities Adler-i-ka brought nut. For sale at R.
E. Frost's.
Exalted in stature and in position
Sir Henry Thornton ought to sec
more and better than most of us, and
although more or less of a stranger
to Canada, he is no stranger to railway
and traffic facilities, opportunities and
possibilities. He has been sizing up
the Eastern systems of the Canadian
National Hallways and now he goes
west to look over the vast and vastly
Important western systems. In so far
as the Canadian Northern and Grand
Trunk Pacific were built to snatch the
traffic of the richer regions from each
other, be will note much duplication
of rails and terminals that could not
otherwise have occurred. Sir Henry
may see lu these nn undue tax on the
system, absorbing funds and energies
which could better lie spent in exten-
; sions to regions yet untapped, or on
| connections tliat would, by offering
i short cuts, make possible more direct
! routing of freight and passenger traf-
! flc. Many such connections will be
j asked for between these one time
' enemy systems, indeed, the increased
' economy and expedition resulting
from u co-ordination of the Canadian
i National roads would probably pave
tho way for a measure of co-ordina-
j tlon of the Canadian National and
I Canadian Pacific roads. This might
surely be achieved through a routing
commission and under n system of
bookkeeping Hint would record and
balance tho Interchange of running
rights or haulage to the advantage of
each road ami to Hie great benefit of
the traffic and the public generally. A
government intervention thut was
found necessary tor England would bo
good for Canada, und sir Henry
Thornton knows all about it. What is
good fur the whole country Is good for
Its great arteries, and vile versa.
Wherever Sir Henry goes he will be
besieged with demands as to what he
must and must not do. though for the
most part these will be presented as
petitions. Sir Henry, we take to be
n lnrge minded man, who will be eager
to learn all about everything. But he
has a very definite duty before him.
Ile Is to opernte tlle National Railways
and service; nn business lines.
A lining Friends
In going west. Sir Henry Thornton
goes  among those who  unanimously
i want to see the public ownership of
I tlio nation's railway system an economic success.   To achieve this for the
j National Railways he demanded and
was accorded freedom from Govern-
Union Tailor
Ladies'  and   Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Reasonable Optical
It is not necessary to pay a fancy
price iu order to get really good
While we never sacrifice quality, we
see to it tliat you are supplied with
the highest-grade service:
At a price you are willing to pay.
High skill i ncxamlnatlon.
High quality in material.
Conscientious optical service.
This we promise you.
Keglslercd   Optometrist   for   British
Columbia und Saskatchewan.
Phone 14       ::    ::       P. 0. Box 12;
Eyesight & Hearing
restored by Chiropractic. See me at
Clark's residence, near Union Hall.
Hours from 4 to 5 o'clock, dally, except Sundays.
E. 0. Haukedal
Doctor of Chiropractic.
ment interference. He must also be
relieved from individual and organized pressure and menace. There has
been too much of this. No man con
reorgnnlze and manage such a vast
system without giving all his powers
to It. It is ill order for each Bectlon
of the country to set forth its suggestions as fully as it can. But the responsibility must be left with the Railway Board, on which the duty has been
laid for the very purpose of securing
efficient results. Sir Henry Thornton
must he allowed to address himself
to his most important general survey
and to the intense task ot working out
the problem set him, It will always
be his duty to sacrifice obstructive interests to the highest facility, it may
sometimes lie bis distressing duty to
sacrifice the lesser lor the larger Interest. Each part will ultimately
benefit from the welfare of the whole.
So far as he works without fear or
avor i'or the greater good of the whole,
all special interests must loyally accept his decisions. He has not shown
nny tendency to be Inconsiderate, He
Is practical dictator but only that lie
may without Interference, apply the
principles of railway economy to the
most effective service in linking place
to plnce ot the lowest possible cost and
greatest expedition und convenience of
the owners, the public. And surely
the public will see that the only way
Sir Henry can achieve such success is
by giving hint a fair chance to show
what he can do. In that whatever he
does or does not do, some ono will be
angry, ho has our sympathy. If with
his undoubted ability he shows, as we
expect, fearless consecration to the
public service, he will hnve our ndmir-
ntion nnd support. He may mako mistakes—who does not—but he will not
go tar wrong.—The Montrool Witness.
Groceries, Furniture
Specials in Dry Goods and
Men's Furnishings
For Further Particulars and Prices
See Posters
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
809 B.C. Permanent Loan Illdg.
PHONE 281.1      VICTORIA, B.C.
For Best Quality
Fresh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons   •  -    Proprietor
Rough Boys Well
S. DAVIS, "j—
Mrs. Cliatterton—I never saw Mrs.
Youugblood look so old as she does
Mr. Chatterton — Of course you
haven't. She wus never as old as she
is tonight.
Have your Batteries attended to before the fine
days come.
We sell all types of WILLARD BATTERIES. We
repair all makes of BATTERIES. We charge BATTERIES for ONE DOLLAR.
We sell and repair Batteries for the same price as
charged throughout British Columbia.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON. Proprietor.
Phone 77
For Results Advertise in The Islander
A set of Wind Deflectors, making driving a pleasure
this cold weather.
Float-a-Ford Shock Absorbers, $25.00. They take
all ruts out of the road. You return fresh from an
all-day ride.
Pidcock Garage
Health - Peace
Recovery ol Ancient Eastern charm prsents an Inestimable
boon tu mankind In bestowing Power and Success npon all
wearers. *
Evil Influences are removed, accidents warded off, planetary
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A Divine Gift! Sought after for centuries! Recovered by men
accident from the disciple of a Hindu Sage, dweller of the sanctified, mysterious, snowy heights nf the Himalayas. Confirmee'
sceptics testify to Its miraculous powers. Men and women everywhere acclaim its potentiality in realizing material expectations
bringing In prosperity and securing a lovers affection. To lie
worn an a pendant or on the arm. Write Name und Address
legibly, stalli'tr SEX of the Intending wearer when ordering.
Health and Good Fortune Go Hand in Hand
PRICE: - Encased ln copper, Inclusive postage, packing and
Registration Costs, etc, $1.60) Doz, $10. Silver, %i; doz, $15,
Gold, $1.80; doz, $15.   CASH WITH ORDER.
Complete Instructions on how to get best results with each Charm
At the Hindu Talisman Cottage,
123, Lower Circular Rd., Calcutta (India)
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load) $4.50
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by HlectrlcUy.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
Pressing    ■    Cleaning    -    Repairs
Telephone 1.    •     P. 0. Box 17
Manual Training
Cumberland, Jan. 24, 1923.
The Editor, Cumberland Islander.
Dear Sir:—In November last a committee was appointed at a meeting of
our Parent-Teacher Association, lo
consider and report on the question
of Domestic Science and Manual
Training, with particular reference to
the possible adoption of those courses
of study in the local schools. As the
matter seems to me to be one of wide
interest I should be glad If you could
find space In your paper for three
short articles, dealing with the subject, with a view to the arousing of a
keener interest in the question.
In the first, which deals with what
I may call the idea of such training.
I have done little more than pick the
brains of those prominent educators
whose Ideas are to be found ln tbe
report of a Royal Commlslon appointed
hy the Federal Government to consider the whole question of Industrial
Training, published In 1913.
In the second paper I propose to
deal with the present situation in the
local schools, and In the third to present practical conclusions and give information as to the cost, etc., of such
training were It adopted here. Let me
say in conclusion that I have no axe
to grind, and that my one object Ib to
bring the whole matter before the
people of this city.
Thanking you in anticipation,
I am, yours sincerely,
tween the boy who has a strong feeling for machinery and the one with a
strong feeling for accounts. The girl
also will begin to differentiate herself
and some of her interests. By the
seventh grade, normally 12 years old,
you can begin to have classes that
specialize on a particular line; that
is to say, bench work, we will Bay
carpentry, or cookery, dressmaking or
needlework, etc.
All good schools should have work
in tiie concrete—using that word In
■he sense of various objects, whicli
may be clay, wood, textile work, spinning, cookery, or any work In the
concrete—and to have (hat work begin in the first grade of the school
und continue to tlle end, it being general ln the earlier grades nnd specialized at the end.
The work 'done in a particular grade
should lie correlated; that is. all that
the boy or girl does in that particular
grade, hour after hour, should have
connection with everything else that
is being done in that grade. There-
tore, if they are doing some constructive work in a grade, tlle arithmetic
there will concern the particular thing
Ihey are doing. If they are going to
make a lalile, or a tabaret, or some-
ihing. tiie measurement and calculation of cost, stock to be used, etc.. will
constitute u correlation witli Uie mathematics und arithmetic of the school.
There should he a wider application
in the schools of the correlation of all
pnrts of the day's work and the week's
work. —
We Deliver to Anywhere with Very Short Notice and
Cheap Charges.
Ring up for Quotation at Our Expense.
Royston Lumber Co.Ltd.
R. R. No. 1 Cumberland
Phone 159
Night—134-X Courtenay
—Agent for—
We see tbat they are charged and in
good working order, and deliver to
you when you want them. Our Batteries are standard and give complete
service to car owners and others who
must have a Battery that is dependable.   Also Dry and Wet Storage at
A. R. Kie; stead, Prop.
Third Street Cumberland
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds of Ladles' and Gents'
Wearing Apparel, Household Furnishings, etc.. Drop in and see Mr. Sutherland, our Agent In Cumberland, who
will advise you on any work you wish
to have done.
Work  and   Service
Please Ton  i:   ::
VICTORIA, B. C.       :       Phone 3302
Bend for price Hit ot
Work—moun tin p
headi, atoi
C29 Pandora Ave.,
Victoria, V. C. c
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardware Store
Car  For   Hire
at Reasonable Prices
Phone the Cumberland Poolroom
Phone Ml
Ask for Geo. Mason.
D. Campbell's
Meat  Market
My endeavor is to please my
customers, and that with best
"Service," reasonable prices,
and best and freshest quality of
Fresh and Cured Meats, Vege^
tables and Fruits
Cumberland. B. C.
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
The value of Manual Training and
Domestic Science In any well planned
scheme of education is now all but
universally conceded, while ns a
means of capturing and holding the
interest, and gaining the enthusiastic
co-operation of the pupils it is probably unequalled.
The root Idea Is, of course, to give
point  and  direction,  to  make  vivid 1
and    real    the    knowledge    gained
through other Btudies, to utilize and
capitalize the activities of the developing motor centres of   the   pupils.
Child thinking Is essentially objective,
It prefers seeing and handling a thing
to mere talking about it.    It prefers
doing a thing to mere hearing about
it.   That is a principle, also, for much
of our higher Instruction—the laboratory and Bhop method of science   and
engineering.   But it is the indispen-
slble method In childhood and in the
education of the   child.   The   child
thinks most and best when he plans
what he is interested in doing.   It is
surely wrong then to separate   the
child In school from all his natural
activities and  environment,  to train
him through abstractions, chiefly   to
interpret and use symbols of reading
writing and arithmetic, to teach subjects of instruction, not as related tc
the child's mind or life or future vocation, but after an order or classification   arbitrarily  determined.    Household nnd industrial arts are a part oi
the curriculum of every civilized nation.   Every modern European nation
makes domestic science and domestic
art—foods and cookery and household
management, sewing, repairing, garment making—an Integral part of elementary education.   The most advanced nations make wood working ami
metal working, physics and chemistry,
a part of public elementary education.
Instruction In the industrial    art?
subjects are a preparation for industrial life.   They are not a trade preparation so much as a preparation of
the understanding, tho spirit, the habit.    They cultivate familiarity with
tools, the mental and physical co-ordinations called for in all  Industrial
manipulation; they develop industrial
Intelligence and lend dignity to labor.
They are the means, and   the   only
means now available, for diffusing an
Interest In form and color—In a word,
in  beauty—and so through them we
can do something to remedy that incredible lack of taste that marks   0
nation that has lost the tradition of
art In all its industries.
It Is necessary first of all to accus
torn boys and girls in the elemental':
schools to think about the environment in which they live, about the
things that are useful, helpful, interesting in that environment. That will
differentiate the rural school from the
town school, and the town school from
the city school.
Then we must enrich the curriculum of that elementary school by constructive   and   artistic   studies
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, & C.
Hiiiiufaclurers'  Building, Vancouver.
FEBRUARY 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
For   Information,
entry forms, apply
programme  and
official representatives for the district.
All nations now measure their own
currency in American dollars. Even
the pound sterling, to which all
others were wont to how, now counts
Its worth by that measure. We read.
that "the pound has almost reached
the pre-war parity of $-1.86." the American dollar being the standard implied. The pound has hitherto been
so satisfied witli its .£ s d system that
it lias Ignored all the de.inial systems
which in many nations have so vastly
simplified daily transactions great and j
small, and which so greatly facilitate
transactions between nations. As Bri-I
tain depends more than any other
country on external commerce, it
looks as though she had felt that she
had such a load that she could afford
to obstruct herself with a defiant handicap. Britain's trade Is so vast, and
its ramifications so multifarious, that
it would require a distressing convul-
rdon to make the change—distressing,
particularly to a people controlled by
the conviction that what they do and
always did is necessarily the right
,vay. Tiie circumstances whicli, for
(ho time being, have made the dollar,
and not the sovereign, the universal
standard may perhaps suggest the
idea that as soon as possible British
currency should be decimalized. One
ihing Ihat lias prevented hitherto is
that she has, on one side of her,
Europe, largely at one on the decimal
system of France, counted in francs,
and on the other the United States,
counting everything in dollars. Unfortunately the francs and dollars do
not divide evenly into each other In i
gold weight.   It would be. a good thing | —»
if,   when   more  anxious   matters  are j
disposed of, the League of Nations j It was at a dance where tlle name
could get the nations to agree on an ' ot each waltz on the programme was
equivalent currency for all nations by inscribed against the number, and he
equalizing weight, so that five francs strolled up to her and asked for a
would wcigli exnetly one dollar, and dance or two. She handed him her
the pound would be in point of weight  card.
exactly five dollars, making all other:    "May I have 'Nights of Gladness'?"
coin multiples or fractions of these,   bo Inquired, pencil in hand.
II Is desirable that when wc talk of a     "Certainly," she replied, with a far-
million or a  millionaire    tlio   word  away look In her   eyos.   Then   Bhe
should mean the same everywhere, At  glanced at her card again.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
High Grade
New shipments of these high-
grade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring trash foods
all the time.
Goal, Wood and Goods of Anj Kind
Delivered to AH Parts of District
or Leave Orders at Yendoae Hotel
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for Charlie Dalton
Office and  Residence:   vVillard
Block.   -   'Phone 116.
bring out the qualities, the aptitudes
that are in the boys and girls there.
That Is the starting place; and any
system of Industrial education that
starts ln any other place will not start
at the fountain head.
Divergence of interest will be found
in children from the Kindergarten.
Towards the end of the elementary
school there will begin to be divergences of natural choice, Interest and
environment; strong divergences Hint
will he marked In the city between
Industrial and commercial ends; ba
the present value of gold the dollar
Is more convenient than the franc. It
is. indeed, tho smallest denomination
thai can bo coined In gold, and too
small at tliat.   As the liritlsli currency
never was decimal in Its numeration
"j it could not expect the other countries
I to conform to It, though in times past
I most countries had what they railed
' a  pouud,  and   many   bad   something
equivalent to shillings and pence. The
United States lias remnants nf some
,nf these In country market places, or
■ had within living memory, and their
common use of the word penny for a
emit Is due to tlle fact that the old
i York  shilling  wns  Just,  half  of  the
that   sterling shilling, so there were twelve j
"Thnt   comes   after
Kisses,' doesn't II?"
'A   Thousand
7 Acre Blocks
Some choice 7-acre blocks on sea-
front and Island Highway. Excellent
soil, close to Royston.
On Easy Term*
8 acres, 2 cleared, small house, well,
etc.   Good soil.   $1,000 cash.
Also other small farms.
F. R. Fraser Biscoe
A stolen kiss haa cost many a man
fifty years' matrimony.
cents In it. Canada had. in the first
half of last century, the Halifax £ s d,
In whicli the shillings were live to a
dollar. But £ s d must everywhere
glvo way to some decimal system. Any
decimal system will reduce readily to
any other; hut a common system
would lie far better. At the same time
wc might all—the United States with
the rest—adopt the French metrical
system ot weights and measures now
in use In most countries and In scientific work everywhere—Tlio Montreal
Satisfactory  Telephone  Service
Telephone service embraces a variety of operations;
the installation of telephone and changes in location;
telephone operating; maintenance of central office
equipment, outside plant and telephone apparatus;
accurate and up-to-date directory listings; billing; collecting and numerous other things that must be done
to give service that will be complete and satisfactory.
Notwithstanding our aim to give the highest possible standard of service, wc realize that at times difficulties will arise. Usually they are quickly remedied.
But defects occur at times, which, in spite of watchfulness, are not immediately detected.
Patrons will confer a favor if they will advise us
immediately of such occurrences.
By "satisfactory service" wc mean that the individual user shall be satisfied.
British Columbia Telephone Co. r
COMPLETE cleanliness is your beat assurance asainit
tooth troubles.   There is no dentifrice so well devised
to give supreme cleanliness as Klenio.
The creamy, quickly soluble lather whitens the teeth,
hardens the gums, and brings to the mouth that Cool;
Clean, Klenso Feeling.   Etep in today and get a tube.
Frost's Pharmacy
The Rexall Store
SUNDAY HOURS: Morning, 10-12; Evening, 6-9.
"The Superior Grocers"
Where Most People Trade
Just Arrived, a full line of
Perrin's  Biscuits
The Quality Biscuit
f. H. Mumford : J. Walton
By request we will be pleased to mail you a booklet
.showing 150 different pat torus, with prices marked.
Phone 144 at our expense nnd have us put a booklet in
the mail fur you.
Jeune's Furniture Store
Opposite the Double Arrow Sign.
If i'ts teeth, see a dentist; if it's sickness, see a
doctor, or car trouble, see a garage.
FORD  MURING—Late   model,   new
top, repainted, good tlrea—
FORI!   DELIVERY—Good   tires,  top.
FORI) DELIVERY—Late model, good
Uvea. self starter, etc.—
good top and curtains; self starter,
A snap at—
Financial News
From Hie Direct Private Wire System
of Hiii'diek, Logan & Co. Ltd.
repainted and In very Rood mechanical condition—
We have several other cars, at equally low prices.   Easy terms If desired.
There will be a rise in the price of
cars this spring. Buy now and save
Blunt & Ewart
Stomach Trouble
yields lo Chiropractic. See me nt
Clark's residence, near Union Hall,
any day except Sunday, between 4 and
S o'clock.
Doctor of Chiropractic
WM.MERRIFIELD,    Proprietor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B. C
Wood for Sale
Any Length Requited
Happy Valley Phone 92R
Veteran's Wood
'    for 	
Any length required.
Roller Canaries
from high-class registered slock.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded.   Keasonable prices.
Walker's Aviaries
Director, International Roller Canary
Itrfedprs' Association.
Durdlok, I.ogan & Company strongly advise the sale of all short term
bonds. Best authoritative opinion In
London and New York expects sterling to touch par Inside of six mouths.
Til is means Canada, her Provinces and
municipalities can borrow In London,
once again the world's cheapest
money market, where interest rates
are lower than In 11113. Ill order lo
aBsure (lie present rate of interest over
a long term of years, holders of short
term securities should soli without delay, and re-invest in long term securities, which will appreciate in value as
interest rates drop
Vancouver's llnnil Market
The event of the week Ib the new
issue or P. Hums & Co., I.td.'s first
mortgage f3%9i 20 year bonds, In denominations of $1,000. $500 and $100.
Principal and interest, are payable In
Canada. London or New Vork,, at the
option of the bolder, at par of exchange. The name and business of
Pat Burns needs no introduction to
the people of British Columbia, I'or
over 30 years with uniform success,
this great business, starting in a very
humble way, has served the people In
the distribution of very necessary food
supplies, and further, by the vision
and generosity of Pat Burns himself,
on more than one occasion, has stepped between the cattle rancher and
disaster.    Pat  Burns  lias faced    his
i responsibilities as the west's largest
packer manfully, and his material suc-
! cess is not begrudged him by any
westerner. Witli assets of over eleven
million dollars, as against $3,500,000,
comprising this bond issue, and earnings nearly three times the bond interest charges, with the splendid character and reputation of the man behind the bonds, this issue undoubtedly
represents the best Industrial bond ls-
! sue that has been offered the Canadian
. public for many years. Offered at 100
and accrued interest to date of delivery, tiie splendid responso made by the
people of British Columbia to this offering Is ample evidence of the high
opinion In whicli the security and the
1 head of the firm is held.
} Burdlck, Logan & Co.. Ltd., are glad
to help In the distribution of this issue,
and applications should lie forwarded
to them without delay, In order lo prevent disappointment. The bonds will
ho ready for delivery on or about the
16th of February. It is hoped Ihat this
is only the lirst western company that
will appeal to the west for the funds
necessary to expansion of western
business. If Western business mon,
growing witli the growtli of tho west,
cannot look with confidence to their
own people for the funds so necessary
for expansion of legitimate successful
enterprises, to whom can they look?
If the west has not confidence in itself wbo will have? The proceeds of
this bond issue ore to be used by P.
Burns & Co., Ltd., for the expansion
of tlielr business.
With American capital ill conti ol of
our pulp and paper mills, most o'f our
lumber  mills,  our  power  companies
and many of our great mines  (It is
only by the veriest accident that   10
per cent of the great Premier is secured to British Columbians by the cnerg-..
of Messrs. Tritos, Wood and Wilson),
it is high lime indeed that British Columbians wilh capital and experience,
give some definite evidence of their
| willingness to help develop the won-
; derful  resources  of the greatest, or-
I ganized territory in the world.
Victory Bonds
War Loan, 5r/c.
I 111",    100.50
1081    100.70
10117    102.50
War Loan, &%"'''•
1028   101.30
1024    101.40
1027    102.85
1038    105.80
1984    103.35
1037    107.50
1032   103.05
1027   102.05
The great Northern Ontario mining
properties nre entering a new era ot
prosperity, The development of water
power enables them to cut their cost
of operation, and increase tonnage and
profits. Tho discoverers of the great
mines, Holllngei;. Dom and .Mclntyre.
hawked their properties literally from
door to door in Canada, looking for
capital to develop. At last they found
It In the United States. Mclntyre was
more successful inasmuch as Montreal
took a chance and developed the Mclntyre. Take a look at a few figures:
Dome announces December production of $301,213 from a tonnage of 33,-
480 short tolls, yielding an average of
$10.78 ln gold per ton.    Domo's 1022
Electric Ranges
Women's burdens for centuries past were heavy because the
human race did not know how to lighten them. An enlightened
age has gradually brought now labor-saving devices to assist
her—the greatest of which Is lhe Electric Range.
has  exclusive features  that  further  reduce  women's  burdens,
saving time, labor and anxiety.
There is the Protected Element—the Element is the burner,
where the heat comes from. Like other Electric Appliances, the
beat is radiated from wire coils,, but tlle Protected Element
snugly encloses these coils In porcelain to save them from carelessness or accidental upsets, Therefore, McCLARY'S Protected
Element lasts longer, as adds, moisture and greaso cannot harm
It. It heats quickly aud holds the heat long after the power Is
turned off.
The wonderful sumlcssi round-cornered Oven—not a nick
or crevice lu Its smooth, oven, impenetrable, glassy enamelled
interior. As sanitary as any enameled utensil, rust resisting,
cleanly. Hacks and rack holders removable. Elements swing
on hinges, bo tliat entire surface of oven Is clear for cleaning.
The Oven has a 1% in. insulation around the Bide and a Hi
In. magnesia block Insulation In the door—this holds the lieut
in oven. Roasts and baked foods retain their full flavor. The
result Is better linked funds wilh minimum shrinkage.
Warming Oven with small element inside,
Signal lights io show whether current for Oven Is on or off.
Switches for elements plainly marked.
Extra plug .for other Electric Appliances.
.Mercury or Compensating Thermometer.
Fuses easily accessible.
13. S— E.  S. C—and E.—supplied iu the immaculately clean
battleship grey enameled finish, also black japan—see all these
features—have them demonstrated to you at
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
WHEREAS certain mischievously inclined persons have tampered with the valves of the mains of this Company, thereby
allowing a considerable amount of water to run to waste, we
therefore wish to point out that It la a serious offence to tamper
with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended, they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of
the law.
Leaving Vancouver 7.45 p.m. daily.
Compartment Observation Cars.
Standard and Tourist Sleepers
Alternate Route via Grand Trunk Pacific Steamships;
to Prince Rupert and Rail Line j
Canadian Narional Railways
Full Information—apply to E. W. Bickle, Cumberland
production exceeds $4,000,000, and fur
i surpasses any previous year.
Hollingcr's annual report, which
will be Issued In February, is expected
to show a gross production of almost
$13,000,000, of which over one-half
represents net profits after all depreciation and depletion charges. This
will mean Unit the amount of credit
of surplus will be increased by about
one million dollars after providing $1,-
050,000, for the purchase of the Schumacher proporty.
Mclntyre's splendid success In Its
deep development programme points
to Increased prosperity for 1923. Several new and richer ore bodies have
recently been found. Tlle new 1,000-
ton mill will gel Into action shortly,
and largely Increased earnings should
lesult this year. Montreal reports a
quiet but persistent absorption of Mclntyre shares by the Insiders.
The great Premier, up at Stewart.
B.C., is rapidly getting Into Its stride,
and should show the way even to Hol-
linger, in a year or so.
All the Ilollingers, Domes and Premiers have not been developed. About
25 per cent of the capital energy and
advertising put into the real estate
boom would make British Columbia
tiie most prosperous mining country
on earth, and wealth won from the
ground harms no one but helps all.
Messrs. Trltes and Wood, of Fernie,
B.C., the fortunate owners of a largo
Interest In the Premier, are buying
several properties ln the Stewart district, and today received word of the
closing of a deal whereby they acquire
the Unicorn Group, near Stewart. They
are also heavily Interested In properties on tbe Alaskan side, near Hyder.
Noboby grudges tiie genial Ferule
pair tlielr good fortune. They took
the chance when It came their way,
nud their income now looks like a
bunk's statement of annual profits.
Akron, Ohio—Crude rubber Is now
32 cents a pound bid. Manufacturers
buying large tonnage to meet the demand of tire buyers. Tire manufacturers report heavy demand from all
sections of the country. WHth virtual
control of the wbrld's crude rubber
supply, Great Britain has tilted the
price over 20 cents a pound in tiie last
six months The United States, as the
largest rubber consumer, foots the
Chicago—Demand for lumber was
never bettor. Chicago retailers are
hurrying Into the market cover spring
demands, which are exceptionally
heavy. Generally depleted stockB render it increasingly difficult to place
"British Columbia mills con soil
everything they can produce this your
ut profitable prices," Is the opinion of
(Continued on Page Seven.) if!
Betty Compsen, Bert Ljrtell and May
McAvoy Seen In Big Featured
Presenting a remarkable stellar
cast, George FlUmaurlces superb Paramount production, "Kick In," based
on Willard Mack's successful play,
will be the feature at the Ilo-llo
'.heatrc for Friday and Saturday.
While It is admitted that In some
pictures too many outstanding players might give a "crowded" effect,
nothing like thi' Is possible ln "Kick
In," because of the fact that while the
production contains eleven persons of
stellar and nc.ir-stellar rank, the
scenes are so divided that the players
appear In groups.
The featured players are Betty
Compson, Bert Lytell and May McAvoy, while others ln the cast Include
(lareth .Hughes, Kathleen Clifford, May
Kelso, John Miltern, Walter Long,
Robert Agnew, Jed Prouty and Carlton King.
Two pathetic kid crookB are May
McAvoy and Gareth Hughes, who made
a big success In "Sentimental Tommy." Walter Long, the beetle-browed
detective, scored heavily ln "Blood
and Sand," "Moran of the Lady Letty,"
and "To Have and to Hold." The fool-
Ish, silly, be-palntcd Idle-rich mother
has been a speclal.y with May Kelso
for years. For "Frou Frou," a peppy,
tempestuous "Jazz" dancer, Kathleen
Clifford has been ln vaudeville and
. appeared In the Winter Garden revue,
"Business Before Pleasure," and "A
Pair of Queens." Jed Prouty has the
role of Jimmy Monahan, a typical
man-about-town. Jed has done that
sore of comedy for years In "Miss
Springtime," "The Velvet Lady," "Seeing Things" and "The Pink Lady."
And, of course, there are the two
main roles of Chic llewes, a reformed
crook, and Molly Brandon, the District Attorney's daughter. Betty Compson and Bert Lytell were considered
ideal for the two parts because it was
In crook parts that they made their
first great successci, Bert in "Alias
Jimmy Valentine," Betty in "The Miracle Man."
"Kick In" Is said to present set well
as Individual variety, the scences
flashing rapidly  f cm  the  slums  to
upper Fifth Avenue, from an exquisite
boudoir to a sordid tenement, trom
the cabarets to the bread line. And
in between all the drama of hunters
and hunted, the eternal strife between
the police and those that society considered the "lawless."
A thrilling story of the west,
"Moonshine Valley," a big William
Fox production with William Farnum
as the star, will come to the Ilo-llo
Theatre Monday and Tuesday.
The popularlt/y of Farnum grows
greater with every new picture in
which he appears. And there Is good
reason for this. William Farnum's
pictures arc always blooded thrills.
Farnum represents man as we all wish
to see him—a mail who fights for
right, who battles against injustice,
large and small.
In "Moonshine Valley" he has a
beautiful background for his work —
most of the scenes In the play are
laid In the western foothills.
Sadie Mullen, a new comer to the
screen, Is Farnum's leading lady. He
Is also supported by another newcomer, Dawn O'Day, three years old
This youngster is said to be one of the
cleverest children appearing on the
screen. Holmes Herbert, always a favorite, plays a prominent part. Jean,
the dog, and an old favorite with the
fans, has a part which, It is said, he
enacts to perfection.
The story Is by Mary Murrlllo
Herbert Brenon, one of the foremost
directors of film plays, handled the
WOODSTOCK, Ont.—A perusal of
the February Issue ot Rod and Gun
ln Canada, the well-known Canadian
outdoors magazine, reveals a liberal
supply of entertaining and instructive
reading. One thing that has always
featured this national sportsmen's
Journal, Is the diversity of subjects il
covers and like the preceding numbers, the February number has something of Interest and of value for
sportsmen, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. There is a feature article:
"Hunting Wild Horses in Southern
Saskatchewan," by Harry M. Moore,
that Is well worth reading. There is
fiction, too, of a high order, while
such prominent naturalists and students of wild life as Bonnycastle Dale
and J. W. Wtnson, contribute fine
articles. The Fishing Notes department contain sail article on the light
lure, that will be read appreciatively
by anglers, while the Guns and Ammunition department is well up to its
usual high standard, and that means a
great deal. The other departments
the illustration all combine to make
up additional features, the many fine
magazine that will meet with instant
Rod and Gun lu Canada Is published monthly at Woodstock, Ontario, by
W. J. Taylor, Limited.
The Friend O' Man-The Dog
Compiled by a Well-Known Fancier From Observations
Of English Experts
If you live in a small house let the
St. Bernard find another owner.   He
Is the King of Dogs, and neither his
majestic presence or size is suited to
small    surroundings.     He    reaches,
, sometimes, to a height of over three
j feet, but Is generally very good tem-
I pered and docile.   His use in Switzer-
! land as a member of the first-aid brl-
| gade is well-known.
There are no particular colorings
for the St. Bernard, white with markings of red and black being most popular.   Look, when choosing such a
! dog,  for  a  powerful,  massive  head
and a strongly built body, and a coat,
1 if rough, long and a little wiry;  if
smooth, flat and close.    Reject him
! if   undeveloped    in    the    loin    and
quarters, or weak in hocks.
Only a clever person can be wicked
and happy at the same time.
The Ford is my motor—I shall not
want another.
It  maketh  me   to  lie   down   ln wet
It leadeth me into paths of ridicule for
Its name's sake.
Yea, though I run down valleys, I am
towed up hills;
It anointeth my face with oil, Its tank
runneth over,
Surely the damn thing wont follow
me all the days of my life,
Or verily I shall dwell in the house
of the insane for ever.
must coma from nature. Celery
King is a mixture of medicinal
herns and roots that rids the ays-
tern of impurities in a gentle,
natural way. An old and well tried
remedy— 30c and 60c packages.
A Salesman's Cough
irritates his customers—and makes
him inefficient and miserable.
Shiloh ia tha ideal remedy—it is
not a bulky cough mixture
but a special formula proven successful for many years. A few
drops brings immediate relief.
30c, 60c and $1.20. All druggists.
This is certainly one of the most
handsome dogs, full of grace and
beauty, and highly Intelligent. Often
Collies are used in place of sheep dogs
and show usually quite as much aptitude for the work as do their shaggy
friends. It is often supposed that
they arc bad-tempered, but this Is a
fallacy. Treated badly, a« Collie, as
much as any other dog, will show resentment, but the man who knows
how to treat him will jiever find a
Collie play him false Collies are
either rough or smooth. Black, tan
and white, sable and white are the
usual colors. Points are flat skull,
tapering muzzle, ears semi-erect. The
coat is abundant; in the smooth series
it Is dense and short, and In the rough
straight and thick.
dog of old England Is not one-tenth
as awesome as he looks.
He makes a good watch dog of the
"touch master's thing gin yir daur'
style, and one ot his peculiarities Is
that he shows no particular objection
to admitting a stranger to his domain
but resolutely forbids that stranger'E
Your choice should be broad-chested
with powerful forelegs, well Bet outside the body, light hind quarters, big
long skull, broad bottom jay, well
turned up, arched back, big ribs and
sour expression, and he should have
a short, firm coat.
Next week we will publish a few
notes on the Sporting Terriers: Fox
Airedale and Welsh, Irish and Scotch
Mr, and Mrs. J. Gillespie, of Van
couver, came up on Sunday on the
* •   •
Mr. Perry Walker, of Victoria, was
In town Monday.
* * ' •
Mr. Edgar Cliffe Is back from a holiday In Vancouver. ,
* *   •
Mr. R. Borden, of Bloedel's camp
spent the week-end at Comox.
* *   •
Mr. Bill HlgglnB Is down from the
North for a visit,
* .   *
Jack McKenzie has gone back to
Gwilt camp as they are resuming operations this week.
* *   •
Miss Graham, who formerly taught
school here, Is visiting Miss E. Cliffe.
* •   *
Mr. E. Croteau, of Camp 2, Is start-
I Ing to build on his property.
The Bulldog didn't design his own j It Is quite common to hear of par-
face. Possibly, like many of us, he I sons who fiercely oppose anything In
might have planned It a little differ- the shape ot lotteries. And yet one
ently. His appearance is in direct never hears of one of them objecting
contrast to his slow, steady and solid I to take his fee for performing the
type of good humor, for the national marriage service.
Th*  Publishers'  Responsibility
More and more difficult every day
i the choice of good reading—the
ind that nourishes the young and re-
reshes the old. One way to avoid
nistakes Is to choose the book or
periodical that stands for something
—that is not everlastingly supplying
.he sensational and silly. The Youth's
Companion has always been published
by men who felt a keen responsibility
to their readers, and they have held
steadfast to one purpose: To familiarize Companion readers with the best
things In the world, and by means of
iriginal articles and stories to illustrate the truth that the practice of the
)ld homely virtues brings the greatest
satisfactions in life. Try it for a year
and see.
The 52 Issues of 1923 will be crowded with serial stories, short stories,
editorials, poetry, facts and fun. Subscribe now and receive:
1. The Youth's Companion—52 Issues
ln 1923.
2. All the remaining issues ot 1922.
3. The Companion Home Calendar for
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Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co.,
Cumberland and Courtenay.
Theed Pearse
L'nion Bay Road
Prices cut almost to cost.
Come and let us convince you that you can save
money at our Sale
200 Pair Silk Hose—Per pair $1.45
150 Pair Cotton Hose—Per pair 20c
325 Pair Mercerized Hose—Per pair 45c
Wool, Silk, Lisle and Cotton—From 20c
to   70c
Ladies' Underwear—Fine Cotton Vests.
Squality- 50c to $1.00
Winter Wear Lambs' Wool Vests—Finest made. 100% wool. (fi-t Q(T
Extra Special, at  "tpl.t/O
Cotton Crepe Bloomers 50c
We have a full line of Ladies' Waists
in the very latest styles and most delicate shades. Silk, Crepe de Chine, Tri-
colette and Voile.
Men's. Stanfleld Red Label Underwear—
At $1.90 per garment,     d»Q H[\
or, per suit	
Men's Penman's 71 Under
wear—Per suit ....
Ladies' Cotton Waists—
To clear, at only	
Flannelette  Sheets—Large  size,   \2\\
Extra Special, d»Q HK
per pair  VO.tD
We still have a small amount of slightly damaged goods from our Fire Sale,
which will be placed on a Real Bargain
Table. Nothing on this table priced
higher than 50c, and values run as high
as $2.00.
C.   KENT  &   CO., Courtenay
Dry Goods      Tailoring      Footwear     Toilet Supplies SIX
There is nothing so,
tiscoughing Lg
a cough j
Women's black Oxfords, same as cut.
Welted soles. Regular
$6.50 for—
Black or tan Oxfords— 0»O QC
For, per pair  0O.VO
Patent or Kid Pumps—With Louis heels. <fiP M P
For, per pair  tyO&O
Strong Boots for Boys—In Leckie's and     (PO CA
other makes.  Up, from  wO.OXJ
Modern Shoe Co.
Enjoy the
With a
We can supply you with the best models.   Come in
and have a demonstration.
Service Is Our Motto.
Marshall Music Co
CUMBERLAND—" Centre of Town."
COURTENAY—" Top of Town."
Toys & Crockery
at Prices that Will Bear Comparison
with Vancouver Prices.
Special Showing of Coal and
Wood Heaters
Tommy Nakanishi
News of Courtenay District
Booth's Hall is Scene of Pleasant Time
uf Curds and Dancing.
COURTENAY.—The Native Sons of
Canada, Assembly No. 8, went over
the top again very successfully. The
activities of this progressive organization were directed this time in staging a very successful whist drive and
dance in Booth's Hall, on last Tuesday.
The floor was filled to capacity in
both the whlst drive and also for the
dancing. This is the first time that
dancing lias been permitted ln tills
21 Tallies of Wlilst
There were about 24 tables of whlst
during the initial part of tho programme. The ladles' first prize, which
was well worth trying for, resulted in
a tie between Mrs. A. McGregor and
Mrs. A. Beckensel, the latter cutting
the high card for the prize. The
ladies' consolation prize was won by
Miss M. Hyatt. Tlle gentlemen's first
prize was won by Mr. H. Bramley, the
second prize being won by Mr. H.
Baker. Mr, F. P. Jeune was elected
to carry away the men's booby prize.
Just prior to the commencement of
the dance refreshments were served
Dancing was resumed and finished
about ou hour after midnight.
The Entertainment Committee consisted of: Messrs. Len Piket, Wm
Haymen and J. W. McKenzie, Jr. The
Refreshment Committee Is made up
of: Messrs. Charles Shannon, Mr.
Piket and S. Teed. Both committees
officiated in their different duties during the evening with great credit to
Mr. D. C. Coleman, vice-president of
the western lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway, has just announced the
Improvements to be made on the lines
ln the western division.
On the Esquimau and Nanaimo
branch there will be general improvements, he states.
The programme of bridge replacements will be continued, and provision
will be made for improvements to passenger train equipment and additional
trackage will be furnished to provide
for the constantly growing log and
lumber traffic.
Courtenay Ratepayers Take Exception
to Action of 1922 Council in
Awarding Elecirlc $300.
COURTENAY—The Courtenay Ratepayers' Association met in the City
Hall on Tuesday night to discuss the
action of the 1922 council in granting
a ?300 bonus to City Electrician C.
Woods, for his work in connection
with the linking up of Headquarters
to Courtenay by electricity.
Those present were of the opinion
that the City Electrician should jiot
have been awarded this amount besides his regular salary. It was contended that under the present financial condition this action was not in
accordance with tlle platform speeches
of the present members on the council
who were members of the 1922 body.
Resolution  Passed
A resolution was passed unanimously by the meeting. The resolution asked the 1923 council not to pay Electrician Woods the $300 bonus awarded
him by the 1922 council, stating that
his regular salary was remuneration
enough for his work in installing the
line to Merville.
The funeral of Mr. Idlens took place
from Sutton's Funeral Parlors, and
thence to the Anglican Church, where
the Rev. J. W. Fllnton conducted the
service. One hymn. "Jesus Lover of
My Soul," was sung during the service. After the service In tbe church
the remains were interred in the cemetery. There were a number of floral
The following gentlemen acted as
pallbearers: J. H. Mclntyre, repre?
sentlng the Board of Trade; George
Emdall, Cyril Plercy, Capt. J. H. Ash
and Messrs. S. and C. Idlens.
Mr, Wm. Idlens, of Comox, died at
his home, Knob Hill, Comox, on Saturday, January ,20th. after a lingering
illness. The late Mr. Idlens was a
native of England and was born at
Bath on October 25th, 1847.
He came to Toronto, Canada, 17
years ago, moving westward to Victoria 3 years later, and eventually
coming to this district, where he has
resided for 13 years. Mr. Idlens took
a prominent part lu the establishing
of Royston. selling considerable land
The family of Mr. Idieus, who mourn
his loss, beside the widow, nre: Harry,
of Comox; Joseph, of Royston; Arthur,
of England; William, of Los Angeles;
Mrs. Enn Franklin. England, nnd Mrs.
Alberta Nye, of England. Four
brothers and also two sisters survive
the late Mr. Idlens. Mr. John Idlens
is tiie only one who resides here.
For Results Advertise in The Islander
Mrs. F. A. Sills, of the Comox Valley Supply Co., went to Vancouver on
* *   *
Mrs. Ray Dawson and Miss J. Hay-
man left yesterday for Oakland, Cal„
where they will spend the next two
montliB visiting relatives.
«   »   •'
Mrs. A. McGregor, of Granum, Alberta, is visiting her parents. Mr, and
Mrs. J. w. McKenzie, Sr., this being
the first time ill six years she has
visited her homo.
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Mrs. F. C. Quln, of Granum, Is accompanying Mrs. McGregor on her
trip west.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Owllt, of Lake
Trail, entertained a number of friends
at bridge last woek.
.Speed Boat (fathers Orders.
The launch "Kanis," the speed boat
of Campbell River, piloted by Mr.
Caudening, was called on for a rather
strenuous trip this week. Due to the
boat's speed and accommodations, Mr.
Mcintosh, of Vancouver, a representative of Smith, Blair & Co., chartered
her for a trip calling at Duncan Bay,
Shoal Bay, Elk Bay, Blind Channel.
Topaz Harbor and several other minor
points where Mr. Mcintosh gathers his
summer orders.
They Had Sonic Job.
Constables Dawson ond Marshall returned lo the River last Wednesday
after a very exciting trip to Loughborough Inlet, where they were called to
take charge of ail Insane man, arriving back to Campbell River in time
for Constable Marshall to take the patient on the Wednesday boat to New
* «   *
Visits Vancouver Specialists.
Mr. Carlson, who met with nn accident Christmas eve, fracturing his
spine, was taken to Vancouver on the
S.S. Cowichan last Friday, and will be
placed In the Vancouver General Hospital, where the specialists will hold
a consultation.
Many of Mr. Carlson's friends were
at the wharf to bid him good-bye. und
wish him a hasty recovery.
* *   *
Surprise Party on Mrs. Higgins.
A surprise party was held last Saturday night at the home of Mrs. Higgins, Campbellton. A large number of
her friends met at Campbell River and
proceeded by motor to the rjew home
that Mrs. Higgins has just moved into,
j and took possession for the evening,
where a very pleasant time was spent
with music nnd dancing. r
* *   *
Preparing for Spring Hush.
The launch "Service," owned by
Merritt & Ring, of Duncan Bay, and
the fastest launch In these waters, is
on the wnys at Duncan Bay, where
Mr, Painter, the Campbell River boat
builder, is giving It a general overhauling and also fitting in a new keel
In preparation for the spring rush.
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Awarded Contracl.
Frank Greany was awarded tlle contract of the landing steps at the River
and will now commence work without
Constable Dawson Away.
Provincial Constublc Dawson left
for New Westminster on Sunday in
charge of nn insane woman who wns
brought In from the l< T. Camp Saturday. The patient had been employed
at the camp as a waitress.
* *   *
Visiting Seattle.
Spring Is Coming
Made   to   measure,
/' \     and guaranteed to fit.
BARGAINS lu Rraincoats and special prices in heavy
Underwear.   Also full line of Leckie school boots.
-   Courtenay, B.C.
Why Send to Vancouver
for Groceries
When We Can Sell You the Highest Class Groceries
at the Lowest Cash Prices.
The Courtenay Cash Store
Phone 56—We Deliver.
Farmers' Produce Store
"Where Quality Counts."
Telephone 143. P.O. Box 162
lows Hotel last week on his trip to the
northern end of the Island.
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On Way Prom Alert Bay.
"H. E. Elsden, of Vancouver, Superintendent   of   Telegraph   and   Telephones, stayed over at the River on
Ills return from Alert   Bay   Sunday i
* *   *
Improving lu Hospital.
Mr. C. Greany, lineman at Rock
Bay, having recently undergone an
operation, is still confined to the Hospital but is Improving rapidly.
* *   *
Mrs. Phelps Home Again.
Mrs. Phelps, of Elk Bay, will return
home this week, having recovered her
recent illness.
* *   *
Motors to Campbell River.
Dr. E. L. Pottinger, of Courtenay,
motored to the River last Sunday, returning home the same evening.
* *   .
Is In Hospital.
Mr. George Moore. Jr., of Duncan
Bay, Is ut the Campbell River Hospital
suffering from a severe cold.
* *   *
School Inspector Here.
Mr. A. R. Lord, Provincial School
Inspector, was at the River last weekend on business.
* *   *
Airs. Storey In Hospital.
Mrs. Storey, of Oyster River, is In
Mr. and Mrs. Sig Huge and family  ihe HoBpital suffering with a severe
left Sunday for the mainland.   Slg Is  cold.
returning to his logging camp, while(l 	
Mrs. Hage and the children go on to      Doctor  (ill train):  "And you say,
Seattle for a   two   or   three   weoko' (j(|r, you are a follower of Christian
*   *   *
Will Soon Be Home,
The many friends of Mrs. Chapman
and child, of Redondn Bay, will be
pleased to learn of their rupld recovery from their recent Illness and will
leave the Hospital for homo very
.   .   .
Stops Over at tlio Willows.
Mr. L. X. Kohlman, the well-known
timber man, stopped over at the Wll-
Christian Scientist:   "I am, sir."
Doctor: "And that doctors are unnecessary?"
Christian Scientist:   "Exactly."
Doctor:    "Well, change places, I'm
sitting In a heluva draught."
Teacher—Johnny, can you toll me
what a hypocrite is?
Johnny—Yes, ma'am. It's a boy
what comes to school with a smile
on his face.
The 25th of January has come,
Yes and has gone past.
A date that every Scotchman
Should remember to the last.
Now, I'd like tae ken the reason,
Yes, ad like tae know the who,
That recommended liaudlng Burns:
By the kirk folk In their pew.
Now I've seen some celebrations,
Though  at  times  they  have  been
But If they had been as dry as this yin,
Theyed bin an awfu' stoor.
Though the country's prohibition,
There's still one pub ln the toon,
Where they sell a lot o' whiskey
And enough beer fur tae droon.
! This pub belongs tae the Government,
I    A place we au shld patronize;
Wlia ever hcerd o'  Burns
Celebrated by the drys?
Have the Scotchmen all departed,
Have they tired of this life's walk:
Or have they all been naturalized,
Kin you answer me that McKnott?
Noo a dlnno like tae always
Find faut wi ither folk,
But tae have things dry at this time
Surely was a joko.
Well the time will soon come rouu'
And we hope you'll no forget,
To hac a celebration
That none will ower forget.
Just keep your Burns club amoving,
I suppose you got one yet?
And have a celebration
Like the days when it was wet.
Am clean and fair disgusted
Wi aw this awful drooth,
So I'll say no more
Till '24, and jtst close up my mootb.
• —Contributed.. SATURDAY. JANUARY 11, 1923.
Ilo=Ilo Theatre
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Jan. 26 and 27
Greatest Crook Picture ever produced "KICK IN"
Crannied with excitement, .bristling with thrills—
the greatest of all crook-melodramas.
For yi. rs a hit on the stage; now a dramatic hit on
the sere ii, and what a cast!
Action, gunplay, jazz, breathless readies, action fast
and furious.
4 Reels of Comedy
Bull Montana in
Matinee Saturday at 2:30
fyrtmountgidm 'Belt In'
A Georjp Flamiunce Reduction
William Fo/
A Master Story of
a Bad Man's   Reformation,
by Mwy  Murillo
Directed    by
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Thornton, of C.X.II.
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Financial News
(Continued From Page Four.)
prominent mll^ men consulted today.
"With cargo orders for the Atlantic
seaboard of the United States unfilled,
rail shipments must pay the price of
they want the goods," said a big
broker today. "The main thing is to
keep prices from rising too rapidly,
and so allowing lens favored districts
In the United States from entering the
Cardiff, Wales—British coal output
for 1022 Is 61% up. Heavy shipments
to the Uunlted State continue, and
large orders also booked ahead. Great
Britain has regained the coal export
Goodyear Rubber and Tire Preferred is now on a regular 7% basis.
With 12147c dividends in arrears on
'the preferred, which must be paid before the common stock can get anything, and a good outlook for the tire
trade, these shares appear to us to be
worthy of consideration. At present
prices they are an attractive purchase.
Canadian Car and Foundry closed
an Important contract recently and
both common and preferred shares
show strength.
Canada Steamships preferred shareholders will be glad to hear that earnings for the past year cover bond interest and preferred dividends.
Brompton Pulp & Paper Company's
orders for January are reported the
best for years. The stock presents a
strong front, and rallies quickly from
any decline.
Bell Telephone shares are advancing
lu price. The uninterrupted dividend
record of 36 yearB, and increasingly
successful business, makes Bell Telephone and C.P.R. Canada's leading
Montreal Light, Heat &. Power have
reduced their rates for lighting current. A 6 per cent dividend is expected confidently on February 15th.
The Workmen's Compensation Hoard
today purchased Paclllc Great Knsteni
debenture stock (guaranteed by British Columbia) for their surplus funds,
to the amount of $200,000.
Boston- In discussing   tho   copper
situation one Important seller sold today: "For the Ilrst time for four years
we do not have to beg buyers to tnkc I
our copper.'   The shoe Is on the other j
foot.   Buyers have to take tlielr turn [
In having orders filled."   This Is good !
news for British Columbia mining men. ]
Granby, Howe Sound and Consolidated should prosper.    It Is hoped that
Canada Copper at Princeton will get
into action soon.   That great property
will one day show surprising results.
Gilt edged stocks at present prices
are Bhowlng remarkable yields. Canadian Pacini! at today's figure yields 7
per cent. Bell Telephone 7 per cent. I
Burdlck, Logan & Company Ltd., invite enquiries from readers of The
.Islander, relative to any reputnblc.
stock, bond or company. This with-:
out obligation.
Bonds of P. Burns & Co., Ltd., arc
selling rapidly, and tho amount allotted to British Columbia should be
heavily oversubscribed. Intending
purchasers should wire their reservations.
Mr. C. P. W. Scbwengci's, chairman
of the transportation committee of the
Victoria Chamber of Commerce, gave
both the coal and mineral mines of
Vancouver Island a big boost when
lie presented a memorandum last
week in Vancouver to Sir Henry
Thornton', head of the Canadian National Railwoys.
The mineral resources ottVancouver
[Bland were summarized in a manner
:-uch as to indicate tiie vast possibilities of industrial expansion if adequate transportation facilities are provided for development. The memorandum in pan follows:
Superior lo Washington Conl
Vancouver islond. with an area of
10,000 square miles, "lias coal measures covering some 2,000 square miles.
It occupies an exceptional position in
this connection, as It possesses the
only high-grade bituminous coalfields
north of Peru, thereby controlling
some 5,000 miles of the Paclllc coast,
with the exception of the State of
Washington, where the coal Is of low
grade, bein^ a semi-lignite.
Official tests of the United States
navy show that It takes 112 tons of
Vancouver Island coal or 145 tons of
Washington conl to produce the same
Beat unit as 100 tons of the highest
grade Welsh pr Pokohontns steam
Only such seams as It has been necessary to develop to take care of the
present market have as yet been opened, but there is enough coal blocked
out to provide for the present rate of
requirements for the next 50 to 100
years. Vancouver Island produces 75
per cent of the coal tonnage of British
Columbia. The output of.the Island
mines carries from 1.500,000 to 2,000,-
000 tons annually. The present cost
at the mines averages $6.75 per ton.
If the market could be developed to the
point of enabling the mines to operate
at capacity, it would materially reduce
the price by reason of tlle reduction
iu overhead and furnish additional employment that would add many thousands to our population.
Transportation Cheap
Much more may be said, but we hope
that the foregoing will convey to you
In some small measure the Immense
possibilities that arc lying dormant immediately adjacent to tills port, which
Is Canada's gateway to the Paclllc.
We ask you to consider tills data
in conjunction with tiie review made
by Mr. Cameron on our timber and
lumber resources, and we would add
In addition that we have an almost
unlimited supply of water power available for development. All these resources are Immediately contiguous to
each other. They form a set of factors whicli nre bound to lead to a vast
manufacturing development on this
Island at a cost which should enable
It to enter into world competition for
foreign markets.
The large manufacturing centres of
England have to seek ttieir outlet for
foreign trade through the ports of
London and Liverpool at a cost to seaport of $3.00 to $1.00 per ton.
Orient Future Market
Pittsburg has to seek its outlet via
New York at a cost of $4.00 to $7.00
per ton, and the same thing pertains
to the manufacturing cities of Germany. We have no such handicap, being situated immediately on the ocean.
The big commercial development of
the future undoubtedly lies in the
Orient. With sparsely inhabited Australia, the teeming millions of Chinh.
India, Siberia and other countries,
groping towards an Occidental civilization with nil It Implies in its vast
consumption of manufactured material there is no country ln the world
so favorably situated In shipping
transportation lo these groat potential
markets as Vancouver Island.
Surely this wonderful combination
of factors, the gift of Nature, and our
geographical situation, form n combination which should result in a future
development almost beyond our present power to comprehend.
The Canadian National Railway can.
by its activities, assist in a great measure towards this end, and by so doing
reap the major share«of the benefits
to accrue therefrom from a transportation point of view.
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Some Canadian newspapers have
been critical of late of what they term
the "luxurious" manner in which the
new president of Canadian National
Railways, Sir Henry Thornton, and
the loading officials of the lines, are
making a rather thorough, if rather
hurried, inspection of the physical
plant uf Canada's publicly-owned and
controlled railways. Sucti criticisms,
when honestly offered, originate in the
conviction tliat waste does not belong
in any plan to reduce deficits on a
publicly-owned enterprise. The fact
is that all capable officers of a railway believe that waste is inexcusable
under any condition, and govern
themselves accordingly. Were critical newspapers aware of ull the facts
connected with an Inspection trip
over railways, under circumstances
such as those ruling the coutiiienl-
wide Journeys of the new C. N. It.
heud, it Is safe to say that no criticism would lie offered nt nil.
President Thornton is new to the
- country, ns well ns lo the National
Hues. He has boon entrusted with a
rosily big Job of welding three groups
of lines and throe groups of employees
Into one system of liii.OOO miles, having
nore than 100,000 workers on the payrolls. He has to pick his official stall
to run the lines under his direction,
choose tlio centres and define the
limits where men with authority aro
to be located. To him falls tho duty
of determining what the service ought
lo be, In all parts of Canada, and his
appraisal must bo made of the condition of roadbed, bridges, stations, and
of all the property and equipment the
road ha,s available to furnish such a
HeaBonlng men know thai if he
journeyed over tho lines alone, bis
work would likely be futile. Ho would
be observing conditions without having an understanding of why they
should be so. Any decisions he might
make would probably he altered when
lie secured tiie governing facts on return to headquarters. Moreover, such
a trip would be more ln the nature of
a "loive-of-absencc" than  an official
inspection. And men with the capacity for work Sir Henry Thornton evidences, are not prone to anything but
work. Officers on the National lines
are discovering that their new head
gets through a tremendous amount ot
work in a day.
Obviously, then, the new C.N.R.
.'resident and Chairman, as he views
.he property over which he has to preside would, of necessity, wish the
.icads of the great departments of the
road—finance, operating, traffic and
construction—with him for consultation, as the train moves over the
country. And general managers,
assistant general managers, general
lupeilutcndeiits, superintendents, engineers, traffic men, and all classes of
railway supervisory forces, are called
upon, division by division, district by
district, to explain the whys and
wherefores of everything. The railway
is being run from that train as actually as If the President were at headquarters, and could call the self-same
colleagues from adjoining offices. Decisions nre made, and work set In
motion, under a proper understanding
of the objects to be accomplished, and,
instead of waste, a great deal of labor,
time, and possibly injudiciously spent
money, is saved to the stockholders,
who are, in this case, all Canadians,
from Atlantic to Pacific.
There is still another fact about
which the public should be Informed.
Work on the administration of a railway cannot be allowed to pile up.
Therefore, the head of the road, and
the heads of departments who are on
the train, have tiie departmental mail,
that would ordinarily require their attention, delivered to them each day.
The mall comes ln and goes out almost
as usual, and operations do not halt In
any part of the system. Each officer
Is reachable day or night, and his labors, generally, which perhaps the
public does not appreciate, are on a
twenty-four hour basis. Such a man
is available at all times, and Important
matters always over-ride his personal
convenience—ot least so It Ib on the
Canadian National.
One result of such a system, naturally, was the "official" car. The name
was not aptly chosen.   It Is a work
car, and might be more exactly designated "office of the superintendent,"
"office of the president," or "office" of
whichever official happens to be work-
ing in it at the time. Secretaries of
officers with large responsibilities
have no easy task on such inspection
trips. Facilities are not as elastic, and
duties are almost as heavy as around
the office at headquarters. With other
assistants it is much the same. The
work car Is a necessity to the officer,
and extra labor a certainty for the
personal assistants.
Now, how does the road "feed" and
"lodge" Its chief officers on this trip
Sir Henry Thornton is making over
the National Lines to and from the
Pacific coast?
The "National" business car that
has been assigned to the President,
No. 73, Is ln the shops undergoing
repairs, and he is travelling on a Canadian Government car, No. 101. This
car Is fairly old, has a steel under-
frame, and body of wood, and is well,
though not richly, appointed, it Ib
probably below the average In that
respect, of president's cars on large
roads, where a great deal of official
travelling is done. Vice-President Pell
Is quartered In tbe Grand Trunk business car. "Ontario," which is scaled
down a little In appointments from
"101." The provisions for the President's car are paid for by the Federal
Governments, and the experts of the
railways' dining car department are
available for any advice (or assistance
that may be required In making purchases. The dining car department ot
the railways supplies a steward and
his assistant, to cook and prepare the
meals for the President and his table
guests, and stewards, likewise, tor the
other business oars. Mr. Dalrymple,
Vice-President of Traffic for the
Grand Trunk, and Mr. Bowker, Operating Manager of the same line, are
next In the "consist" of the train going "forward." They are travelling
in Mr. Iiulrymplo's business car,
"Canada," which has been in service
for years. Next Is Vice-President S.
J. Hungerford, In charge of Operations
of Canadian National Railways, and
with him travels Mr, C. A. Hayes, Vice-
President of Traffic.   They aro In Mr.
Hungerford's business car, No. 51.
Vice-President of Construction for C.
N. R., Mr. M. II. McLeod, In business
car No. 53, is next. Mr. C. B. Brown.
Engineering Assistant to the Operating Vice-President, and Mr. C. S.
Giowskl, Assistant to the Vice-President of Construction, are with their
respective chiefs. Then comes the car
of the General Manager of Western
lines, with his assistants, and ahead
ot the G. M.'s car, that of the General
Superintendent ot whichever district
ot the railway Is being inspected. A
baggage car, with supplies, precedes
this, and then comes the locomotive.
The rear car on the President's special, is a compartment-observation
car, "Fort William"—of the type used
In regular transcontinental service-
to accommodate the various local officials calle'd to duty on the train from
point to point, and also to provide
extra room for conferences en route.
The dining car department furnishes the equipment and provisions for
the "National" work cars. The food-
BtuffB are taken from stock, and are
precisely the same as those served to
the regulur dining cars in C. N. It.
passenger service. The allvcrwure is
of the same quality. The chlnnware
costs no more, but Is usually of a distinctive pattern, to facilitate replacements. Usually one steward Is provided to prepare and serve meals on
an official business car, but, In Instances such as this inspection, where
the number of travellers Is greater
than Is ordinarily the case, a few
assistant stewards are provided. Each
official work car of the better class
has a dining room, and a sitting room,
with observation windows. Between
are the kitchen, and the sleeping
rooms. The latter, of necessity, arc
small, but are furnished In quiet comfort. The men get little sleep at best
when travelling, and conditions arc
designed to facilitate rest when the
opportunity offers.
Such is President Thornton's special
Inspection train, now en route west;
such also, the nature and volume of
the work to be accomplished through
Us means. When Sir Henry returns
east, January 27, he will have a mass
of Information catalogued for the big
reorganization job he has to complete.
And with him will return a party of
tired C. N. It. and G. T. R. officials,
who will go back to the daily grind,
rinding things in much the sanio efficient shape as if they had never left
their offices.
You often find iu fancy dress,
Tbe dress is rather more-or-less.
In fact, quite often, you confess,
You have to fancy it's a dress.
The stalwart, frock-coated, bell-
topped, elderly man addressed his
well-dressed comfortable-looking wife
as they walked down the path from
tho kirk:
He: "Wumman, were ye mad when
tiie plate cam roond?"
She: "Whist, me dear mon. 'Twas
a bad sheelun'."
He: "And had ye no' a bad sax-
pence, wumman?"
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About 15,000 feet of lumber, 1,400 feet brick, and
13,000 shingles.
Good Range, cost $04, Linoleum and other effects.
Never-failing spring water.
Cleared black loam soil adjoining at $200 an acre.
The Whole at a Sacrifice, $1,200 Cash.  Owner Leaving
District. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1923,
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Success In Life
Some years ago the Northern Week
y Leader elicited the opinions of all
be most eminent men in Newcastle
;n the way to win success in life.
doveral of the correspondents, however, remark with obvious truth that
'.he Ilrst thing to be decided is, what
such success consists in. Dr. Spence
Watson, for instance, has rather
strong opinions on the subject. He
"I am exceedingly busy just now. I
cannot reply to your letter about 'Success in Life.' It is a thing that I have
very little sympathy with. I feel for
those who fall. They seem to me the
men chiefly to be honored.
Mr. T. Hodgkln. D.C.L., too, is not
inclined to think much of "Success In
pretty little story of Longfellow's,
"Kavanagh," whicli is too little read
nowadays, points this moral very
Most of the letters ring fie changes,
of course, on the good old lesson of
perseverance, but very different views
ure taken of "genius." Mr. Burt, M.P.,
does not think there ts much in it,
and quotes Hogarths saying: "There
is no such thing as genius; what we
call genius is nothing but labor and
diligence." Sir C. M. Palmer, M.P.,
on the other hand, thinks that genius
is pretty nearly everything. He
"While I give great prominence to
tbe position held by the man of somewhat Blower intellect, yet endowed by
G. W. V. A. NOTES.
Information Ib requested regarding
the whereabouts of the following
454139, Harry Keams, 3rd Canadian
.Machine Gun Battalion.
J. D. McDougall, R.C.A.
John William Dawson, C.E.F., ex-
Life." For one thing, It Is only the I the spirit of indomitable perseverance
'Clever stupid" men who get on; and | and steady, bard fork, yet I give Ilrst
besides, be adds: "I very strongly feel,! Place to the man of genius, wbo can
when I hear such proverbs as 'Noth-! arrive more rapidly at the solution nt
ing succeeds like success,' and nil the j a difficult problem. But, at the same
vulgur glorification of vulgar prosper- \ time, he will require steady persevcr-
Ily, how true It Is that we are like I ance, to bring his attainments or gen-
children handling ln the dark the j ius to a practical solution of the
'Kittles In a chemlBt's shop, little j question."
knowing   which   ore   medicines   and I    Finally, we find one gentleman who
We are requested to state ln answer
to enquiries regarding relief available
to ox-service men at the present, that
no gonerul assistance will be given.
Assistance, however, is given to pensioners who arc married, wtlh families, In straightened circumstances
which are poisons. We can all see
how fatal great and early success
often is to the character of him who
applies Gladstonlanlsm to the matter
In hand, and declares that the way to
win success in life Is to read "Glad-
achieves it. On the other hand, fail-1 stone's Gleanings.' Mr. W. D. Ste-
ure is often God's own tool for carv-! Phens writes: "The qualities and coning out some of the finest outlines in | <>u<;t necessary to success in life were
tho character ot hla children.
well expressed on the occasion of tho
"And even as to this life, bitter and ] formists  School at Mill  Hill  a few
almost crushing failures have often in j distribution of prizes at the Noncon-
them the germs of new aud quite un
imagined happiness
found it so."
Most of the Leader's correspondents take "success" as they find It,
and give the results of their experience. Lord Armstrong, after throwing in "winning the esteem, as well as
the applause, of Ills associates, and of
all who know him," as a "thing of
course," writes as follows:
"I would answer, that indomitable
perseverance and capacity for work
stand first—good ability I would place
second, and good temper third. With
indomitable perseverance and capacity
for work a man may overcome all
difficulties, and make good all deficiencies or education, even though his
Intellect may not be above tlle average. But, of course, good brain
power, and a natural aptitude for the
business  to be followed,    contribute
years ago, by the noblest and purest
Some of us have  statesman  that Providence has sent
into the world In our time.   Mr. Gladstone told the Mill Hill lads to 'lead
i a life that is manful, modest, truthful,
active, diligent, generous and humble.'
I do not know anything better calculated  to  stimulate young men,  and
j promote their success in lite, than a
diligent   study   of   Mr.    Gladstone's
'Gleanings of Past Years.'"
The necessary forms for application
can be obtained from the G. W. V. A.
Merville Fire Disaster Fund — As
stated lu the notes a few weeks since
the local Secretary, Rev. Mr. Leversedge, has not yet received full details from the Relief Committee at
Mr. Eadie, Treasurer of the above
fund, has acknowledged receipt of
$051.80 from Cumberland, sent ln by
the local Treasurer.
At tiie request of the G. W. V. A.
the Provincial Government and Legislature have enacted a special measure
called tlle "Pre-emptorB' Free Grant
Act, 1022," under which thoBe returned men pre-emptors who failed to get
their crown grants free under the old
act, which expired on August Slut.
1022, are given a new opportunity to
do so, which opportunity will be open
for six mouths, or until June 30th,
That they would not do It if they
would Btop to think.
That people cannot be too careful
as to what they say about their city.
That no slighting remarks should
be passed about it.
greatly to success. Good temper Is
also extremely important, for without | That the Bate8t and best rule to fol-
it a man is apt to throw away his ad- low ls if vou can,t »»y eood things
vantages, and lose the aid of friends. I about >'our °ltv. don't "ay anything.
Bad temper, in fact, is a constant impediment to success, and often a fatal
If you were on your pre-emption and
left it to go overseas, you are entitled
to your crown grant without further
duties, and to refund of any monies
and taxes paid by you up to the time
of getting the crown grant.
That cities have reputations the
same as the people. Guard the reputation of your city.
Augustus Harris, the producer of
the pantomimes, Is of the same opinion
as Lord Armstrong, the maker of
guns. He writes from Tyne Theatre,
"One of the chief secrets of success
is to do what you are doing with all
your might.   At the present moment 11    _,, ..        ,
.    „ , .,   . . . "hat   often   clear-minded   citizens
am so busily engaged that I have no   .    .   .  „        "
......        .,      ,     ,   'end themselves to the spreading o'
That a bit of poisonous rumor about
a city often started thoughtlessly,
grows as It ls passed from citizen
to citizen until it is magnified so It
often does much harm to a city.
gossip which ls detrimental to the best
time to write long letters, otherwise I ^ 	
should Infringe my first rule of de- j lnter"3t8 of th(,lr city
voting the whole of my attention to j 	
the business which happens to be in j        PERHAPS HE WAS IRISH
hand.    In addition   to   giving   your j _	
whole heart to the object which you "what are you after?" "A tea
may have in view at a particular time,: kettIe „ ."r-hat'B funny." "What's
I may enumerate, as to other condl- j funny;
tions precedent to success—perfect
trustworthiness, and scrupulous adherence to your word. If you act
straightforwardly, keep your word,
and work with all your might, you
ought, I think, to succeed in lite."
"To do what you aro doing with all
your might," yes, but it Is equally
important to know exactly what you
are after, as Mr. Moore Ede, of Penny
Dinner fame, writes:
"Success In life menus the accomplishment of a purpose; therefore, the
first requisite of success Is that a man
should have a purpose In life, should
know what he desires tobe and to do.
Man'y men of capacity never accomplish much, because tliey are content
with a perfunctory discharge ot a
dally routine, or, spreading their energies over many tilings, excel in nothing. Like the proverbial Jack-of-all-
trades, they become masters of none.
Therefore, to u purpose In life, we
must udd, us the second requisite, concentration of energy, and that characteristic of genius which lias been
described as 'the capacity of taking
Infinite pains.'"
And In this connection we may cite
what Mr. T. Hodgkln Bays:
"I often think of the old Greek
motto (I have no Idea where it comes
from) which may be rendered, 'Hold
on and hold off.' We must find out
our literary or scientific work, .of
whatever kind It Is to be. We must
hold on to tliat like grim death, and
refuse to be diverted from It Into all
sorts of pleasant paths that may open
before us, or that our friends would
fain persuade us Into—writing essays
on Success, for Instance—or else we
shall find that the sun Is setting and
our   daiy's   work   Is   undone.   That
'Deliberately buying something to keep you In hot water." —-
Louisville Courier-Journal.
She—Did you meet any stage robbers while you were out West?
He—Yes, I took a couple of chorus
girls out for dinner.—The Columbia
Also If your pre-emption has been
cancelled since the date on which the
old act expired, there is special provision for your getting It revived. You
will not get these benefits unless you
make application for them.
It's often hard to find the trouble
—It may be teeth —it may be
stomach—but oh I so often it is
just a chafed irritated skin on
which poor Soap has been used.
The remedy for this is so simple!
Hours of suffering—night after
night of disturbance—bave been
avoided by mothers, who have
insisted on—Bnhy'i Own Soap,
Of course it costs a little more,
a very little mure, however—
than what is often bought aud
used—but four generations of
Canadian Mothers are there to
vouch for its purity, for the
soothing healing effect on Baby's
delicate skill, for the lovely pure
flower fragrance it leaves when
Baby fresh and clean is taken
from his bath.
Don'; you think, Madam, it's worth
paying tlle 15c. a cake, a little less if
you buy a box (3 cakes) which your
dealer asks lor Maby's Own Soap. Adv.
Pay Cash and
Buy For   Less
Previous to completing our stock-taking for the year
we offer many special inducements on goods we are desirous of clearing out. Ladies' Coats, only three left,
and the price ought to speedily clear them out.
Navy Serge Coat—Size 3G. Raglan (fi-i f* A A
sleeves, with belt.   To clear at     «D AtKUU
Fawn Velour Coat—Size 38.   Smart     fl»1Q Zf\
design, lined throughout.   Special tpJ-*/»Uv/
Ladies' Tweed Dress—Size 38. New and (fiff AP
smart.   Special Price «ptl»*/t)
Ladies' Striped Knitted Skirts.    Kegular fl*Q QC
price, $5.95.   Sale Price tpO»t/U
Ladies' Dresses at greatly reduced prices. Only a few
left and the prices should effect a speedy clearance.
Ladies' Overall Aprons—About two dozen,       QKf»
to clear at, each t/tJC
Ladies' Flannelette Night Dresses—In white. A real
good quality, and well worth more. d* i   O (?
Only  tPl*£t)
Ladies' Navy Serge Skirts—In very fine quality of
serge. Values to $12.00. * A AP &rj CA
Greatly reduced.   Prices «D*i.«7«J to $ I »U\J
Girls'Dresses—About one dozen. Thisisad>-| rjff
real special and should go quick. To clear«P A« I O
Girls' Flannel Dresses—New goods. Various colors,
and smartly embroidered. d»4  AP
Were $6.95, now  «P^tt«7u
Ladies' Corsets—In pink. About 18 pairs, (fi-t -J A
To clear, per pair tP-l«AU
Ladies' Vests—About 4 dozen. Long sleeves. Qt „
4 dozen.   A real snap. To clear Ol)l/
Boys' and Girls' Heavy Wool Hose—Regular   PA-
95c.   To clear, this lot goes at, per pair DUC
Boys'Mackinaw Coats—Most sizes. (fiA  At
Clearing at  tjri»t/u
Men's Heavy Winter Overcoats—In      (l?"f Q KA
grey.   To clear, at «pi-t/»t/U
Men's Raincoats—Only two or three in this d»H PA
lot.   Price  «P I .U\J
Men's and Boys' Caps—About 75 in this lot. AP _
Values to $2.95, now for quick sale, each t/ut
Boys' Suits, Extra Special, About
20 in the Lot.   Values to $17.50
Sizes 23 to 32.   For a speedy sale, ti»£» AP
out they go at  «pO»*JU
Boys' Heavy Underwear— *7rXn
Very Special, to clear, at .,  I DC
Navy Serge—52 inches wide. A real good (fi-t OP
all-wool serge.   Price, per yard ipliud
Extra Heavy All Wool Serge—A real bar- (fi-t P7P
gain.  54 inches wide. For one week, price «P A • I O
Sheetings will be on sale at very low prices.
Towels are real snaps and ought to go fast.
There are many bargains which we are desirous
of clearing out and the price ought to do it.
Royal Candy Co.
Give Us a Trial.
(Continued from page 1).
Scotchmen Just what a real Canadian
thinks of his native land.
Tlle Skirl o' I he Pipes
At lhe conclusion of his address the
gathering joined In singing "0 Canada.' The toast to Scotland was proposed by Mr. F. McPherson, and response made by tho Rev. W. T.
Beattie. Songs were rendered here by
Mr. Wm. Duncan In "Burns and Scotland Yet," nnd Mr. Donaldson in "Ye
Danks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon." Tho
toast to the ladles was proposed by
Mr. Fournler and graciously replied to
■ by   Miss   Ault.     Mrs.   Tarker   sang
j "Duncan    Gray,"   and    Mr.   Herbert
Smith  rendered  tho "Laird o' Cock-
! pen," and responded to an encore.
! During the supper hour Piper Wm.
Stewart, accompanied by Mr. Thomas
1 Cairns, dressed in kilts, led the way
for Miss Christine Millard and Master
Wallace Thomson carrying the Haggis.
Towards the close of the night's enjoyment votes of thanks were tendered
to Mrs. Allard for her services aB accompanist, the ladles for their great
repast, to the Itev. Mr. Craig and to
the chairman, Mr. 11. K. Donaldson.
The evening's enjoyment ondod by all
joining hands and singing "Auld
Lang Syne."
Veterans' Social
Largely Attended
The Great War Veterans were the
hosts at a whist drive and dance in
their own hall last Friday evening.
Mr. Ed. McAdam won the gentlemen's first, and Mrs. J. Damonte, playing a gentleman's hand, was awarded
the consolation. Mrs. Andrew Clark
won the ladies' first prize, and Mrs.
Charles Graham the consolation.
There were 16 tables in all playing
After the whlst refreshments were
served—not by the ladles. The cher
was none other than Mr. Frank
Slaughter, ably assisted by Mr. A.
When the dancing started upstulrs
to the strains of music, the floor was
crowded to capacity—a tribute to the
Increasing popularity of the Veterans'
dances. Music was supplied by Mrs.
W. Hudson, Messrs. T. Plump and
The beautiful table cover donated
by Mrs. H. Hurling to be raffled, was
won by ticket No. 3ti. The tickets
were drawn during the dancing. The
raffle was In aid of the Ladles' Auxiliary to the G. W. V. A. ond the ladles
greatly appreciate the kindness of
Mrs. Harllng for the donation, and
all those who bought tickets to help
the raffle along.
Boxing on the part of tbe young fellows, and the library meeting, were
the chief items of interest around the
Cumberland and Athletic Association.
The Library Meeting
The Cumberland Public Library
Association held its annual meeting
In the club last Wednesday night. The
library Is governed by a board of four
members, who constitute the officers
of lhe association. The board elects
for itself a chairman and secretary-
treasurer. The new members elected
to the board were Messrs. Rev. W.
Leversedge, H. G. McKinnon, A. H. |
Webb and and R. C. Walker.
The report of James W. Tremlett,
the secretary of the Library Association for 1922, contains interesting
facts. Number of members borrowing
books, 422 (of which there are only 15
public members). Number of books
presented as gifts, 71.
Number of books circulated, fiction,
Number of books circulated, lion-1
fiction, 12.266.
More Members Wanted
The Library Association is desirous
of obtaining more members. It solicits
the desires of the  people ns far as i
books are concerned and are very an- j
xious to get more people tu read.
The Boxers Anxious
The indoor and outdoor division of i
the Athletic Club met on Wednesday
evening to draw up plans for a boxing
tournament  to be held  In  the near'
future for the boys who are yearning j
for something of that nature, and with
the ultimate idea of holding a district!
championship match   in    about    two
months.    If there arc any boys that
are good enough they will be entered
In the Vancouver Amateur Champion- j
ships in March.   With this end in view j
there  should  ho  quite  a  number of I
boys  turn   out   for   tills   end  of  the i
Sparring Hours
For those who wish to take up this j
sport or get a little sparring, arrange-
meats have been made to accommodate those on either afternoon or
morning shift. Morning shift hours,
10 a.m., and afternoon shift hours,
8 p.m.
Other plans  arc  being formulated I
to carry on athletics In all branches
for tbe Into spring and summer.
Former   officers   of   tiie  Canadian)
.Militia   and   Canadian   Expeditionary
Force, now resident in tlio Province of!
British    Columbia,   who   have   been
transferred to tbe Reserve of Officers,
arc reminded that they should report
ln writing to the Colonel Commandant,:
commanding Military District No. 11,1
Esquimau, B.C., on or before the 1st'
of April, 1923, giving address for the j
current year, otherwise their names I
will be removed from the list of Ro-
serve of Officers.
Personal Mention
Mrs. George Apps will receive on the
afternoon of Wednesday. January 31st.
Mr. George O'Brien, Safety First
Engineer of tbe Canadian Collieries,
went on his regular monthly tour of
inspection January 13th, and returned
Saturday, January 20th.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Rickson returned from
Nanaimo Saturday after visiting relatives in Vancouver.
«   ♦   *
Mr. Charles Graham, District Superintendent, Canadian Collieries (D)
Ltd., went to Vancouver Saturday
* *   *
Mr. Win. Horwood arrived from
Vancouver Saturday and Is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. S. Horwood.
* *   *
Mr. It. McLean, who for some time
has been with the Canadian Bank of
Commerce here, has boon transferred
and left for Vancouver Saturday
morning. Mr. Squires arrived from
Vancouver to fill his place.
* *   *
Mr. Colvllle Graham returned from
Vancouver Tuesday evening.
* *   *
Miss N. Ronald left this morning for
Victoria en route to San Francisco
where she will reside in future.
* *   *
Miss Janet Potter, who has been visiting her parents for tlle past two
months left for San Francisco. Cal.
on Friday morning.
* *   *
Miss M. Evans arrived from Vancouver on Monday last.
* *   #
Mr. Thomas Graham, General Superintendent,  Canadian  Collieries   (D)
Ltd., left for Ladysmlth on Wednesday morning.
+    *   ■+
Surprise Parly.
A very enjoyable evening was spent
on Friday night nt the home of Mrs.
A. Eversfleld, 1032 McClure Street,
when a large number of friends arranged a birthday "surprise" for Miss
Pearl Hundon, of Cumberland, who Is
ut present attending the Normal
School here. During the evening solos
were rendered, followed by dancing
Refreshments were served.—Colonist.
* *   *
Fair Wage Officer Wns Here.
Mr. Buger, the Dominion Fair Wage
Officer, arrived Tuesday, accompanied
by Mat Guineas, of Nanaimo. and
Tully Boyce, of Union Bay. They held
a session Wednesday, returning
* *    t
Pleasant Part*-.
The young ladles of the Four Square
Club, 'teen age class of the Methodist
Church, spent a pleasant evening at
the home of Miss Ella Burns, Ponwrith
Avenue. The evening was spent playing games and everyone had a good
time. At the conclusion of the game;
refreshments were served. Each
member of the club brought along a
friend to join In the fun.
Those present were: (Jueenle
O'Brien, Olga Owen, Elizabeth CunlllT.
Margery Grant, Mabel Jones, Olive
Jones, Josephine Bono, Jessie Maxwell, Helen Parnham. Dorothy Maxwell, Lillian Banks, Edith Thomas
Lila Louis, Isabelle Herd, Mary Taylor, Beth Horbury, Olive Richardson.
* *   *
Bridge Party.
Mrs. W. Cope entertained with several tables of bridge last Monday evening, a most enjoyable evening being
spent. Tiie ladles' first prize was
won hy Mrs. J. Walton, and the con
solution hy Mrs. W. A. Owen. The
gentlemen's first prize was awarded
to Dr. George K. McNaughton, and
the consolation to Mr. J. Kent.
* *   •
Mrs. J, Bell was the host al a pleasant 500 party on Tuesday evening
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.
Ledingham, .Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Splttal, Mrs. J. It. Denholme and Mr. and
Mrs. Hurling.
* ♦   *
Mr. C. W. StOQBS, of Vancouver, who
is in the district on business, paid a
visit to Cumberland Friday (today),
and is trying to arrange with officials
here to bring the Native Sons rugbi
The Board of School Trustees adopt-
ed tlielr estimates on Tuesday evening |
for the year 1923. It makes a total ot
Sj28.8C0.00, and takes $23,500 for salaries. Miss Dalton received an advance of $50. The application of
Marlon Pearse for an advance in salary was laid on the table by mutual
Ml Skin Sufferers
Yott 'have our absolute suarante* of
relief from the fort bottle of D. D. D.
Your moniiy will bfl returned without a word
If you tell ui that tlio f:r,t lit.; tic <!1U not itop
iiri Itili. did i ct scotlio and cool that eruption    Von alon-j ure tha jmlse.
Wo hate witched UieacUon of tlitu itumhrd
rnetliculdltcoveiy on the sick ikln in luindiedi
of chhcs riiif irr kuvw,   Ann if yon (tra Jiint
cir.*y wiiiiiUT.it i|f or pain, you will reelwotned
and cnci'd the >- jrnent ;nu ui4dy this booth-
Inn, coolluff wmIi
\Ya havo m.i(V fust frier:'; of more then one
family m rfkunim<tndiag U. i> D. to n lltit)
Miilcrer hero ituil Uteri, nud wo want you to
try it r."1.- "ii our utmlUva no-imy cimrantee
hice.SU bottle.   ir> D. D. b. Soay too.
Sold by Frost's Drug Store
Clearance Sale
l'/a-qt- Dipper Mugs.
3-qt.    Deep    Pudding
3-qt. Coffee Pots.
2-qt. Tea Pots.
5-qt. Kettles.
21/j-qt. Lipped Saucepans.
4-qt. Lipped Saucepans,
Medium Wash Bowls or
Large Preserving
Deep Pie Plates.
2-qt. Deep Pudding
Table Brushes, all sizes.
Laundry   Brushes,   all
Shoe Brushes.
Shoe Daubers.
Stove Brushes.
Dusting   Brushes,   all
Nail Brushes.
Brooms, all sizes.
Hair Brooms.
1-qt.  Mixing or
12-qt.    Rolled   Edge
Medium Size Chambers.
Round Double Roasters
3-qt. Boilers.
8-qt. Windsor Kettles.
12-qt. Seamless Water
Mops and Mop Rags.
Liquid   Veneer   Mops,
round and triangle.
Princess Soap Flakes, 6
packages for 25c.
O-Cedar Mops.
Solvene Shredded Soap:
per tin, 15c.
Castile Soap Bars, 25c;
2 for 45c.
Our Prices Are Still the Same.
Coffee, Fresh Ground B. & B. No. 2, lb., 50c.
r,   d  r,   a B. & B. Choice Tea, per
B. & B. Supreme, per ib   5qc
lb-. 70c. Our Special Blend Cey-
B. & B. No. 1, lb., 60c. lon Tea, per lb., 60c.
Burns  & Brown
B. & B. Grocery
What Have YOU to SELL?
The success of a business depends on the service
given. I aim to give the best service and shall continue
to do so.
Auctioneer :: All Kinds of Insurance :: Notary Public
Office: Booth Block :     COURTENAY   :   Phone 151
House Phone: 24-L
team and possibly a basketball team
licre for games.
*   *   *
Mrs. Hughle McKenzie, of Camp 2,
Headquarters, had the misfortune of
tailing and breaking her leg ou Wednesday afternoon. She is now a patient of St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox.
fit our Inst issue in the report or
the School Trustees' meeting, the
mime of .Mr. J. C. Potter was used
instead of .Mr. John C. Brown, which
we wish to correct. Mr. Brown serv-
3d on the hoard previous to enlisting
wilh the overseas forces.
(Continued from page One)
ond appearance ou the programme,
singing so well the "Blue- Bells of
Scotland," and for the encore sang.
"Oh, Why Left I My Hame."
A aid long Sync
The evening's entertainment was
concluded by everyone singing "Auld
i.ang Syne" in a hearty manner. The
artists were served light refreshments
In the basement after the concert.
The committee handling the arrangements consisted of Mesdanies J.
Halllday, J. C. Brown, A. Ledingham,
.1. Hood and Dr. E. R. Hicks, and
Mr. Charles NaBh. '
which you should take advantage of while it lasts. You cannot afford to miss it. We offer
a year's subscription to |
The Family Herald
and Montreal Star
which is $2.00 per year regular,.
and the
which is also $2.00 regular, for
one year's subscription. By taking the two combined we will.
send them to you for
Take advantage of this offer
at once and send in $2.50.
The Cumberland


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