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THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER  <*
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FORTY-FIFTH  YEAR—No.  4.
With which 1* consolidated the Cumberland Now*.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA      FRIDAY, JANUARY 22,  1926.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Blue And Whites Lose First
League Game Of The Season
Brake, Monaghan and Hitchens Star for Cumberland;
Stobbart and Routledge Shining Lights for Nanaimo
'TIs sad but true. Cumberland
United lost their lirst league game of
the season on Sunday last when the
re-organized Nanaimo team came up
for the return game ln the Pacific
Coast League. The ground was a
little on the heavy side after the hard
frost of Saturday night and tht thaw
of Sunday morning. Cumberland
lost the toss and Nanaimo decided to
play with the sun at the! backs, a decided advantage. Right from the
kick-off, the home team made tracks
for Routledge, Foster testing the hub
city goalie with a great drive, who saved brilliantly kicking well down the
field. A minute later Hitchens just
missed, his great effort going over the
bar. From the goal kick Nanaimo
forced the play, Contl giving a corner
which was cleared with difficulty.
The visitors gradually assumed con-
rol of the game with the result that
Thompson scored after seven minutes
of play. The home team made a very
determined effort to obtain the equalizer, Hitchens taking a beautiful pass
from Foster, forcing Routledge to run
out of his goal to clear his lines. A
moment later Nannlmo was presing,
Mortimer giving a corner which was
easily cleared. Foster next gained
possession of the ball when in a good
position, beating Dickenson with ease,
his final shot going over the bar,
Hitchens immediately after crossed a
beauty, Fowler missing by Inches.
The home forwards at this stage were
having  hard   lines,   but  the visitors
swinging the ball on every possible
occasion soon had the home team at
sea, their halves playing great ball
and having the best ot the exchanges,
although Walker In goal for Cumberland was not troubled to any great
extent. Cumberland took another
turn at pressing, the Nanaimo defence
being sorely pressed, first Monaghan,
then Foster and Fowler having hard
lines, and McDonald finished nice bit
of combination by screwing the ball
right from the line, Routledge saving.
The whole of the Nanaimo halves and
forwards then moved on the Cumberland goal, Clark scoring thirty minutes after the start of the game. From
the centre kick Nanaimo obtained,
Mortimer kicking well up the field, F.
Deluce being placed In possession,
the outside man executed a nice run,
finishing by scoring the best goal of
the day. This put new life into the
home team who made a determined
raid on Routledge and a goal appeared certain, but referee Jones pulled
them up for offside, a most ridiculous
decision. Disaster came to Cumberland again two minutes from half-
time, Clark scoring what appeared to
be a very easy goal. Half time the
visitors led by three goals to one.
The second half opened with Cumberland having the advantage of the
sun, but disaster almost befel them
ln the first minute. Mortimer and
Walker between them, hampered by
Wilson the Indian who fouled the
(Contlneud on Page Seven)
First Aid Instruction
Commences Early
Part Of February
The Cumberland Center ot the St.
John's Ambulance Association Intends
to go ahead as usual this year with
Its class -work. Any person, Junior
or Senior, wishing to take up this
valuable study will please give their
names to the secretary, Mr. T. Brown,
or to any officer of the Association.
The date set tor the male class Is
Sunday, Feb. 7th, with Dr. MacNaughton as lecturer.   (10:30 a.m.).
Tho female classes will start at
7:30 p.m. sharp on Monday, Feb. 8,
with A. J. Taylor, D.M., D.O., as lecturer.
The Association Intends to hold a
get-together social ln the Great War
Veterans' Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28th. Each member ls
allowed to bring an Interested person
and any member of his or her family.
The secretary of the Association is
Mr. Thomas Brown, Box 276, City.
POPULAR ELECTRICIAN
GOES TO POWELL RIVER
Mr. John Shortt, who has been
connected with the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company for the past
few years, has severed his connections
with that firm and has accepted a
position with the Powell River Paper
Company, leaving for the scene ot
bis new endeavors on Wednesday
last. Mra. Shortt and family will remain in Cumberland for the time
being.
MACCABEES INSTALL
NEW YEAR'S OFFICERS
The following officers of the Women's Benefit Association ot Maccabees
were duly Installed during the week
the ceremony being performed by
Installing Officer Lena Francesclnl,
assisted by Ladies of Ceremonies
Hudson and Eccleston:
Commander, Mary Frelone; Lieut.-
Commander, Susan Covert; Paat Commander, Gertrude Sommerville; Collector, Mary Hudson; F. A., Amelia
Miller; R. K., Annie Whltehouse; L.
of A., Grace McNeil; Chap., Jennie
Maxwell; Capt.. of Guards, Florence
Parkinson; Sergeant, Mrs. Boomer;
Junior Commander, Mrs. Bryant; Sentinel, Mary Smith; Piket, Margaret
Herd; Ensign 1, Lena Francesclnl;
Ensign 2, Annie Brown; Color Bearers 1 and 2, Martha Coe and Ellen
Carney.
At the close of the meeting Commander Frelone presented retiring
Commander G. Sommerville with a
beautiful chair and cushion, while
Susan Covert was presented with a
silver bon-bon bowl. Past Commander jewels were presented to Lena
Francesclnl and G. Sommerville.
Following the above business dainty
refreshments were served and a social
evening greatly enjoyed.
ALTERATION IN GAME
ACT PLEASES COMOX
POTATO GROWERS
COURTENAY, Jan. 19.—Some time
ago a resolution was passed at a
meeting of the Comox Valley Potato
Growers asking for an alteration ln
the game act that would give farmers
the right to shoot pheasants when
damaging  their  crops.    The  act  at
ELEVENTH BIRTHDAY
WAS CELEBRATED BY
WONDERFUL PARTY
On Tuesday evening, January 19th,
the event being the 11th birthday of
Master Wilton Dalby, a number of
his young friends gave htm a most
wonderful surprise party. During
the course of the evening Miss Lily
that time made lt necessary for the I Picketti gave an exhibition of fancy
farmers to obtain a permit from tbe I dancing, while games and music made
Game Conservation Board, which often j up the remainder of the evening's
entailed considerable delay, before programme. Then Mrs. Dalby served
the farmer could lawfully shoot the dainty refreshments and the guests
birds causing the damage. Further-; went home voting the party a huge
more, after a pheasant had been killed success.
It either had to be left on the ground ] The youngsters present Included
or handed over to some charitable | the Misses Betty Cope, Lily Picketti,
Institution. The resolution was taken I Audrey Gear, Marguerite Herd, Mar-
up by the Potato Growers' Assocla- ] garet Westfield. Bessie Brown, Dllys
tlon through Its president, Capt. G.
R. Bates, with the Agricultural Committee of the Provincial House and
the act was amended giving the farmer   the   right   to   shoot   pheasants
Williams, Muriel Partridge. Katherine Brown, May Beveridge, Chrissle
Robertson, Bernlce Stant and Masters
Tommy Conrod, Tommy Robertson,
John Bannerman, Willie Brown, Wil-
damaglng his crops and also the I lie Eccleston, Harry Westfield, Wll-
right to take the birds so killed for | bert Auchterlonle, and Willie Mac-
hls own use. ' Naughton.
Interesting Discussions Feature
Monthly Meeting Of P.-T* Assn.
A large attendance, Interesting i inclement weather children may enter
discussions, pertinent queries in the j the basements or the sheds where
question box nnd Instructive explana-1 they will be sheltered from tbe bad
tions by the teachers—these were ; weather. Many of those present held
the outstanding features ofthe Parent I the Jfc     tha, chlMren who were
Teachers meeting held ln the Publlc
wet should be allowed in the building
School building on Monday evening.
It was a most interesting meeting j *'*<* that ■ni' teaol** 8l*°u*** have the
for the reason that the question box! right to take to his or her classroom
brought out so many Inquiries from' such children as seemed to be in the
parents who had been mystified on
this or that matter and were glad of
an opportunity to put their queries
to the teachers. As each question
was read by tbe secretary, the subject
mattter was taken for discussion by
the meeting. Most of the questions
concerned the systems of teaching
and grading In present use nnd as
they came up any misunderstandings
were gently but firmly ironed out by
the teachers. If they did not ln all
cases convince the meeting that their
need of warmth.
"To what extent are school games
supervised at present?" This question was answered as follows: "The
grounds are watched over. Some of
the teachers take part In the games
of the smaller children. One teacher
each week ls assigned the duty of
supervising the school grounds at
recess. Some of the tad*, teachers
are taking great Interest In the basket ball games. Some players of
grass    hockey   had   been   asked   to
methods In aome particular Instances ; supervise for a while until the game
were the best methods, at least they i'hau beeff learned by the girls who
showed that it was not within their | had taken it up." Other than as
power to provide a remedy, being shown very little was done to super-
subject  as  they   were to  procedure i vise games
OTHER  LINES  OF SPORT
MAY BE STARTED BY CLUB
Annual Banquet of Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Club Brilliant Success.   Fine Musical Program Heard
The banquet of the Board ot Manuge him. a small token of appreciation
ment of the Cumberland Literary and from ills colleagues on the Board of
Athletic Association held at the Union Management who appreciated very
Hotel on Saturday evening last was a much what .Mr. Pickard had done for
magnificent success. Tlie tables were lhe club. The toast list was a large
laid out in the shape of a letter "T," j and varied one with the toast to tho
some forty guests being assembled, t Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.
doing full justice to the excellent re- j being given premier place. The toast
past provided by mine host and host- j master in asking the guests to rise
ess, Mr. and Mrs. R. Yates. At the i and drink a toast to the Colliery Co..
conclusion of tlle banquet, and after j said they were all conscious of the
tables had been cleared. Mr. George greal amount of asistance the com-
O'Brien In the capacity of toastmaster I pany bad given to the club. Mr. W.
which he filled In a brilliant manner. I Walker, manager of No. 4 mine very-
asked all present to stand and drink i ably responded to the toast. The
a toast to "The King" (which was Cumberland Literay and Athletic As-
drunk with "gusto"), this remark is sociatlon loast was responded to by
Inserted at the special request of one ' president. Mr. A. J. Taylor, who thak-
of the guests, who whispered It across I ed them for the very hearty manner
the table to ye Islander scribe. Mr.' in which the toast had been received,
O'Brien in his opening remarks paid lie also thanked the members of the
a glowing tribute to the retiring; Board of Management and also the
officers, some of whom had been In ' secretary ami stewards for the very
office since the formation of the club, able manner they had discharged
He regretted very much at not being their duties during the past twelve
able to perform one important func- months, touched briefly on the flnan-
tion that evening, and that was the ees of the club, and also said that the
presentation to the retiring treasurer officers of the club looked with favor
Mr. E. D. Pickard, who has been the upon some suggestions that had been
club's treasurer from the start of the advanced for tlie introduction of ad-
club and who had given faithful and dltlonal lines of sport, chief of which
painstaking services, owing to the were a bowling green, tennis court,
non-arrival of the Intended present, and quoltlng pitch. Whilst these ac-
However, lie said, lie hoped Mr. Pick- tivities may not be entered into lm-
ard. would receive the present In the mediately, there wns a possibility,
course of the next few days, thanked that, as soon as finances permitted, a
him for ills excellent services to the start would be made. The toast to
club and also that he would enjoy the the Hoard of Management was very
present which wns being tendered to Continued on page Eight
OLD TIMERS WILL
-    UNITE FEBRUARY 1st.
laid down by the Department of Education In Victoria.
The first question was "What good
ls chemistry to a girl?". Shades of
Madame Curie! Has lt come to this?
However, the chemistry master was
unfortunately not at the meeting and
For the third time In as many-
years the old timers of Cumberland
will celebrate with a grand re-unlon
dance In the Ilo-llo Dance Hall, this
year's affair to be held Monday, February 1st. This was definitely decided Inst Monday evening when some
forty old timers met at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William McLellan, sr.,
Pendrlth   Avenue.
So far Cumberland his hnd two
re-unlons of this natures-one In 192-1
and the other In 1925. Both proved
| enormous  successes and It Is hoped
"Why   do   the   teachers   give   the 110   make   tl]l3   comjng one  „„.,,„,„
children so much homework?" As
this question was aimed at the teachers they proceeded to take charge
of It and answered It by saying that
as so much ground has to be covered
in the course of the year what work
Juniors Are Guests
Of Senior Club At
Badminton Tourney
Monday evening last some seventeen members of the Cumberland
Junior Badminton Club were guests
of the senior club at the court ln the
Anglican Church Hall, a number of
excellent matches resulting. To make
the evening more interesting for the
juniors the games were arranged so
that two players, one from each club,
were pitted against a similar pair
and matches of this nature were continued until almost 10:00 p.m. Some
very promising talent waB brought
to the fore amongst the players of
the  younger  club.
KEEP THIS DATE OPEN
Large Crowd At
1.0.OF. .Social
An unusually large crowd waa In
attendance at the whist drive and
dance held last Friday evening in the
War Veterans' Hall under the joint
auspices of the Harmony Rebekah
Lodge and the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows. In all thirty-five tables
were required to accomodate the card
players.
The prizes were awarded as follows: Ladles' firsts, Mrs. Rickson
and Miss K. Bono; Men's firsts, Mr.
R. Robertson and Mr. J. L. Brown;
Ladles's seconds, Mrs. J. Quinn and
Mrs. H. Parkinson; Men's seconds,
Mr. J. Bransfield and Mr. Fred Pickard. Refreshments were served by
the sisters of Harmony Rebekah
Lodge.
The Pythian Sisters will hold a sale
of work and home cooking In the
Fraternal Hall on Wed., 10th of March.
PUBLIC MEETING TO
BE HELD TUESDAY
A public meeting of all those interested In the formation of a literary
and debating society will be held ln
Lecture Room of the Athletic Club at
7:30 o'clock next  Tuesday evening.
The preliminary meeting held last
night was very well attended, and a
| committee of A. Denholme, H. Batea
| nnd T. Walker was appointed to report Tuesday on a proposed constl-
' tutlon.   Ladles are also Invited to be
I in attendance at Tuesday's meeting.
as nobody else seemed willing or able, can not be done In the schoolroom
to stale what good chemistry ls to must be done at home. Some child-
a girl, the question went by default, j ren take home work that they should
Another pointed question read wns ' have done in school and thereby give
an attack on the practice of making, their parents the idea that they have
children rewrite their spelling mis-' been given too much to do. The
takes until the  repetition  fixed  the teachers professed their desire to give
greater success, if that Is possible.
The invitations, copy for which was
put In the hands of the printers last
Tuesday morning, aro now completed
and being distributed.
NEW SCHOOL TERM
COMMENCES FEB.  1st.
Tlie  new  school term begins Feb
1st.   Pupils  will be accepted  In the
beginners' class  if they will  be six
years old by April 16th, 1926. Parents
right   spelling   in   their   minds,   the as little homework as was consistent - ,„■   slll.|,   ,)Up-|3   are   asked   to   send
result being that the scribblers went with results. | m,raes  to  Principal Apps
Question: "Why should a pupil lose'
100 marks for one spelling mistake?'
Into "galloping consumption" and died
before their time.   As the feeling of
the  meeting   was   that  there  Is   no The   opinion   of   the   teachers   was
other feasible way of dealing with
spelling mistakes no one was able to
suggest a remedy for the scribbler
mortality. ,
A  rather   lengthy  discussion  ,fol-
that they shouldn't but the rule—100
or nothing—has been laid down by
Victoria and there is nothing to do
but follow it. However thc children
are so thoroughly drilled ln the words
lowed   Ihe   question   "Must  children  on which they will he tested that any
line up on cold mornings?"   It was i failure to make 100 per cent can be
explained by Mr. Apps that the lining! attributable only to carelessness,
up before entering school Is to en-1    Another question  ln  the box  wus
sure discipline,  and  orderliness.   In |        (Contlneud on  Page Seven)
Trustees Sworn In-Start On Estimates
Roy Cliffe Fights
E. Owens Tuesday
Word has been received from Roy
Cliffe's training headquarters in Seattle that he Is to fight Ernie Owens
next Tuesday, January 26th, In Seattle
Austin, Roy's manager, challenged
Iho winner of the Young Jntk Demp-
soy-Ernle Owens fighl of last week
alld as Owens knocked out ills man
he has been booked with Hoy for the
main event of Tuesday's card. This
will not bc lhe first time Hoy has
made tb
Early Start To Be
Made On Provincial
Football Series
Entries for the provincial championship must be in strict accordance
with Clause 3 ot the competition
rules, and In view ot the fact that
an English* touring team will be lu
British Columbia from June 10 to 26,
't will be necessary for the provincial
finals and the Connaught- Cup series
to be ended before that date, and
earlier starts must be made accordingly. District winners must be declared by March 31 and each district
association is referred to Clause 8
of tlie cup competition rules In this
connection.
JAZZARIMBO ORCHESTRA
PLAYS AGAIN AT ROYSTON
The Imperial Pavilion, Royston, ls
holding another Dance on Saturday,
Februray 6th, with thc famous Jazz-
arlnilto Orrhestra of Nanaimo furnishing the, newest and most delightful dance music.
WARNING
Motorists are hereby warned that
1H26 auto licenses must be procured
and bo attached to cars before tho
last  day  of this month. January.
W.  II. COPE.
Chief of Police.
Athletic Club To
Hold Tournaments
Pursuing their annual custom, the
acquaintance of lhls fighter  Board  "f  Management of the Cum-
Two meetings  of the  Cumberland   Brown, A. MacKinnon and Wm. Hon-1 In the ring.   They fought last year In I berland Literary and Athletic Assocl-
Board of School Trustees were held
Wednesday evening In the School
building, the first being a very short
meeting of the 1926 Board and the
second being a very long meeting of
dcrson Jr.
When the meeting came to order.
Trustee Brown nominated Mrs. Banks
Los  Angeles and  the local  boy lost latum la calling for entries for tour-
thc scrap by being k. o'd. naments   In   billiards,  snooker,  crib-
Without a doubt this Is the most huge and quoits, all entries to be in
to continue as chairman for the year j Important fight lu Cliffe's career so i the hands of the secretary on or be-
but Mrs. Banks firmly over-ruled blm fir, al|d if ho wins In the coming! fore lbc Siilli day of this month. So
the new 1926 Board. The first lasted'with the result that Trustee Brown ; contest he will have made a name for far the tournaments In the first three
only a few minutes—long enough to was himself duly appointed to fill j himself as that of Ernie Owens' is j mentioned games have always been
consider the resignation of Trusleo this position. Mr. A. MacKinnon cou-, recognized all over the States and marked with success, the large num-
A. Maxwell (which was accepted), I tlnues as secretary and the members, Canada as one of the best light-j ber of players producing some very
and to hear the auditor's report. This ! of the finance committee are trustees' heavyweights in the game. Seattlo t interesting and keenly contested
was ordered received and published I Brown, MacKinnon and Henderson. Is making great preparations foV this matches, but this will bo thc first
In the local press as usual. |    A communication was on hand from: scrap,  probably the  most  Important j year that quoits will he played.   Al-
Chalrman  Banks then vacated thc I a Vancouver Iirm, stating prices of! ever held In that city. j ready a number have entered for each
chair, at the same time thanking the ; scales suitable for use In the scliool i   ! of   the   tournaments,   although   the
remaining members of the Board for! when  the medical officer makes his; ROBBY BURN'S NIGHT | quoits  seem  to  be  enjoying  special
the cordial spirit with which they had j visits.   As thc prices were not at all j TO BE CELEBRATED favor.   Only club members, of course,
co-operated In working for the good [ prohibitive Ihe secretary's motion that   .nre allowed to conipefe, the entranco
of the school. His Worship. Mayor the letter he received and a scales) January 26th, the anniversary of, fee for each being twenty-Bye cents.
Alex Maxwell, was present to swear! procured found favor with all. This; the birthday of Robert Burns, will be I Handicaps will be given out this
In the 1926 Board.   He departed nfter ! means that no more will thc janitor 'celebrated by a Whist Drive and nance , year  in   snooker ns   well  as   In  the
'billiards, tlie committee appointed to
look after this end being composed
of  Messrs.  II.   Wntcrllcld,  J.   Smith,
' i« *i.„ kioc i».,.....i    ii.. ,i .,..,., ..(■»....  ,„.,.,„., ,i,.., .... ...rtt-n wj]| the janitor  celebrated by a Whist Drive and Dance
performing this ceremony wilh best (have to borrow scales from a local In the G.W.V.A. Hall under the nus-
wlshes for n most successful year, j store when thc health officer makes pices of the Lady Foresters. Whist
The members of the now Board nre lhls rounds of the schools. Inspector' commences at 7:30 p.m. General ad-
tu follows: Mesdames E. F. Banks,' Sullivan's report of Division 2 in the mission 50 cents. Remember the date,
M.  MacNaughton, and Messrs. J. C. |        (Continued on  Page  Eight) Monday the 25th.
J.   Monaghan,   G.
Robertson.
Johnson   and   T. PAGE EIGHT
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUMBERLAND, B.C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY  22, 1926.
Gaiety Theatre
Courtenay
Friday and Saturday of this week
WILLIAM FOX presents
'THE PIAY THAT BROKE |
THE WORLD'S RECORD"
■J nafMff/l inc wvivlv*) ru.v.vrva/ m
UGM1N
JOHN GOLDEN'S triumph
•with a caft of cinema celebrities <r<>~
JAY HUNT ~ MADGE BELLAMY
BTHEL ClAYTOH - Jl FARMll W DOHAID -WALLACE H-DONALD
OTIS HARLAN - EDYTHB CHAPMAN - RICHARP TRAVERS
BRANDON HURST -JAMES MARCUS
flay by FRANK BACON and WINCHELL SMITH
Scenario I) FRANCES MARION-^-JOHN FORD Reduction
THE SEASON'S SUPREME SCREEN SENSATION
Monday only, January 25th" 1
COURTENAY ELKS TO
ASSIST BOYS' BAND
—ELECT OFFICERS
COURTENAY, Jan. 16.—The election of officers for the coming year
at the meeting of the B. P. 0. Elks,
Courtenay Lodge No. 60, held ln the
Booth Hall last night resulted as
follows: Exalted Ruler,' William
Douglas; Leading Knight, Howard
Cox; Loyal Knight, 0. H. Kirk; Lecturing Knight, 0. W. Stubbs; Secretary, M. B. Tribe; Esquire, 0. C.
Denholm; Chaplin, H. Bramley; Inner Guard, L. Roberts; Outer Guard,
W. Farmier; Trustee, J. N. McLeod.
After transacting the business ot
the evening the members adjourned
to the Elk Home where a social time
was spent. The Installation of the
new oflicers will take place on the
eleventh of February when Mr. Alfred Dendoff, D.D.G.E.R. ot Nanaimo,
will be the Installing officer. A satisfactory statement for the year 1925
was submitted by the secretary; and
the sunt of (100.00 was voted for the
assistance   of  the  Courtenay   Band.
FARMERS' INSTITUTE
ELECTS 1926 OFFICERS
DR.
W. BRUCE GORDON
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
COURTENAY, Jan. 16.—At the annual meeting of the Comox Farmers'
Institute held ln the Agricultural
Hall last night the election of officers
resulted as follows: President, Mr.
Geo. Bigelow; vice-president, Mr, A.
Craik; secretary-treasurer, Mr. C. E.
Yockney; directors, Messrs. H. Morrison, J. Williamson, W. E. Mantle,
and Vincent Bayly. The meeting was
only moderately attended.
CITY OF COURTENAY
PAID OFF HUGE SUM
DURING YEAR 1925
COURTENAY, Jan. 20.—A Bpecial
meeting ot the city council tonight
to deal with the annual financial
statement waa held ln the city hall,
with Mayor Duncan and Aldermen H.
Cooke, F. Field, J. W. McKenzie and
E. L. Macdonald present. The outstanding features of the auditor's report were brought out In a report
submitted by the chairman of the
finance committee, Aid. H. Cooke
This report ls given below and may
be said to summarize the city's position at the present time.
Short reports were also submitted
Courtenay Commercial School
Individual Tuition in
SHORTHAND - TYPEWRITING — BOOK KEEPING
BUSINESS METHODS
New Location Opposite Corleld'a Garage.
by the chairmen ot the other committees, viz—Alderman McKenzie for the
Works Department, giving the particulars ot construction work done
during the year; Aid. Macdonald for
the electric light department, which
showed a considerable amount of extension work completed during the
past twelve months; and Aid. Field
for the Fire Department. The city
clerk, Mr. C. S. Wood, expressed his
appreciation of the treatment that had
been extended him by the aldermen
and for their sympathetic co-operation. It was a great help to have
practical men as chairmen of the
electric light and water departments.
He thanked Aid. Cooke for the kind
remarks he had made, but thought
the Ideal public servant should eventually come to a condition whereby
he ls neither lifted up by praise or
cast down by abuse. He confessed
however, that he had not yet reached
that state of mind. Mayor Duncan
thought that the 1925 council had
got along very harmoniously on the
whole. There had been two resignations, it was true, but there had been
very little said about them. A hearty
vote of thanks to the retiring mayor
for his untiring services and energy
ln public matters was moved by Aid.
Cooke and seconded by Aid. McKenzie. The city auditor, Mr .M. B. Tribe
was also ln attendance for the purpose of explaining the intricacies of
the financial report.
Alderman Cooke's report:
"Gentlemen, I herewith beg to submit a short report of the financial
position of the city of Courtenay for
the year ending December 31st last.
You will see ln checking over the
financial statement that the total receipts from all sources amount to
,75,682.20. The total disbursements
covering all operating costs ot the
City amount to (65,282.37. This
leaves a surplus receipt for 1925 ot
(10,399.83. At January 1st, 1926, the
city  started  witb   an   overdraft   of
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(11,188.96 which was the remainder
of a much larger overdraft carried
over from previous years. At Dec.
31st, 1925, all that remains of this
overdraft Is-(187.61, which shows that
the sum of (11,001.34 has been paid
off during this year. This ls a very
creditable showing and one that the
citizens of Courtenay may well be
proud of. In all departments this
year, more money has been spent,
and I might say well spent for the
benefit and improvement of all parts
of the city than during any other
year and in the face of that a very
great reduction made In the city's
overdraft. Thc taxes have come in
well for the current year, and more
arrears of taxes have been paid than
In any other year whlcli shows that
the people have confidence in the
future of the city and that the city's
affairs are well managed. The electric light, as usual, has made a good
showing. Thc water department Is
Improving each year and in a few
more years should be self-supporting.
It still 3hows a deficit of (1500.00 as
against about (1800.00 last year. The
fire department Is Improving its
equipment each year and has managed
very creditably during the past year
and kept fairly well to Its estimates.
This department is the finest and by
far the best insurance the city could
have and I would strongly urge here
that' the incoming council and all
future councils keep close In touch
with the fire department and see that
additional equipment ls added each
(Contlneud on  Page Seven)
OMISSION CORRECTED
COURTENAY, Jan. 18.—The following names were omitted from the
list of those who kindly donated articles for the recent Agricultural
Jumble Auction sale: Messrs. Geo.
Butchers. Wm. Harrigan, Hugh Miller, Thomas Pearse, Edward Calnan,
Vlncen Bayly and J. Williamson.
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Courtenay, B. C.
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CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PHONEA (NlHat calli: 1MX Courtenay
BU   *° (Ofllee: 111 Cumberland FRIDAY. JANUARY  32,  1920.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE THREE
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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Report and Financial
Statements for the
year ended 31st
December,
1925
January 12th, 1926.
To .the Mayor and Council,
Corporation of the City of Cumberland, B. C.
Dear Sirs:--
I have audited the books and accounts of the Corporation
for the year ending December 31, 1925, and the accompanying
Balance Sheet is, in my opinion, properly drawn up so as to show
a true and correct view of the affairs of the Corporation, according to the information at my disposal and such explanations as
wore given to me.
All the books of the Corporation are in balance.
In consideration of the Balance Sheet it will be noticed that
Cash Assets show an increase of $3,781.20 over the balance in
hand at January 1, 1925. This is largely due to the Government grants received this year which were much larger than
have been received previously and than may be received in the
future. Police Fines $1,590.00 have also gone to build up this
cash balance, so that the surplus of itself does not necessarily
call for a reduction in the General Tax rate.
Materials on hand at January 1st, 1925, $360.00 have been
used in road repairs during the past year. One new wagon,
value $156.50, has been purchased during the year.
Some of the Better Housing Accounts show a high percentage of arrears and should be given close attention to avoid
further delinquency. The payments up to the end of the year
1925 since the funding of the loans have been $1,375.35 total,
whereas the instalments fallen due prior to December 31, 1925
amount to $2,228.90 so that only a little over 00 per cent of the
installments have been paid.
The general Surplus account of the City has been increased
by $0,069.84 during the year ending December 31, 1925.
The amount owing to the Board of School Trustees is as
shown $1,090.47. 1 would recommend that this be paid so that
the accounts can be wiped out between the Corporation and the
School Board.
The' Books and Accounts of the Corporation are in my opinion suited to its needs. I will, however, make the following
recommendations :--
That the School receipts and disbursements be kept in
separate books from those of the City. The fact of their
being in the one set of books has tended to make for confusion. School monies collected by the City have been
deposited in the School bank account without any entry being made to record the transfer of the funds from the City
to the School. These have been traced and corrected but
I think it would be better if separate books were kept for
the School.
I would also recommend that the Council have prepared
monthly the following statements for the guidance of the Finance
Committee and the Council as a whole.
General Ledger Trial Balance.
Statement of Revenues and Expenditures for the month.
Statement of Revenues and Expenditures for the year up to
the last day of the previous month.
(In this last statement the totals of the Revenues and Expenditures should agree with the accounts under those names
in the General Ledger Trial Balance.)
All sales or services, whether to the School Board or others,
for which payment is not immediately made, should be charged
on the books so that record of the debt is not lost.
I also attach hereto the following statements :~
Revenues and Expenditures Statement.
Receipts and Disbursements Statement.
Statement of disposition of Poll Tax.
Yours truly,
R. J. SELFE, Auditor.
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Digestible
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relished by adults and
children became of it's
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and so easily digested.
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STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR
THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31st, 1925.
EXPENDITURES.
Public WorkB Department.
Roads   Labor   1,469.29
Roads   Supplies    ;  603.87
        2,078.16
Sewers   Labor    .-.     88.16
Sewers   Supplies        34.61
  122.66
 2,196.82
Electric   Lighting    722.68
Hydrants Service Fee   140.00
Water for Civic Buildings    18,00
Police Department.
Salaries   ; 2,320,00
Expenses    163.23
  2,483.23
Repairs to Buildings   J2.60
Health Department
Salaries     926.26
Supplies   20.76
Scavenging  :  82.00
        1,028.00
Fire Department.
Special Fire Patrol  ,  43,00
Supplies   199.46
  242.46
Stable  Expenses    487.33
City Hall Expenses.
Salaries  915.00
Printing and Stationery   468.44
Sundry Ofiice Expenses   88.34
Telephones  55,85
Fuel  7j.00
Legal Fees   500,00
Audit Fees  . ^... 200.00
        2,306.63
Insurance   ; ', m64
Team Hire & Hauling   ^,75
Donations  6o!oO
Workmen's  Compensation  $8.39
Scale  Inspections    *,  4 00
Registration   Fees     57
Miscellaneous Expenses   ..-.  5 00
Electrical  Inspection  4155
Depreciation. .   *
On Buildings   306 M
Motor Trucks   180.00
Fire  Apparatus     208.04
Wagons, Sleighs, etc  42.15
h"orses  60.00
 787.18
interest on Housing Loan    20014
TOTAL' EXPENDITURES. 110,961.07
Excess of Revenues over Expenditures1!.. „.... :'..'.       6,069.84
117,080.91
STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR
THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31st. 1925.
REVENUES.
General Taxes as per Tax Roll   8,942.43
Penalties  and  Interest    81.06
Dog Tax    59,00
Trades   Licenses     1,462.60
Police  Fines     1,690.00
Nightwatchman Collections  „ 474.60
Pound Fees   ig.oo
Permit Fees   4^55
Scale Fees   joo
Sundry Sales and Services   j.78
GOVERN .HUNT GRANTS
Pari  Mutuel  Dividend     437.64
Motor Licenses Dividend      832.13
Govt. Contribution to Highways      361.66
Liquor Profits Dividend   4,033.14
 — 6,664.37
Fees for hauling ashes   491.60
Sales of Manure   8.00
Workmen's Compensation Benefit   09.71
Interest    341
Donation to City of Fire Truck   3,000.00
Miscellaneous   114,10
TOTAL REVENUES   $17,080.91
Surplus Account forward from 1924       14,847.26
less  adjustment    3.30
14,843.96
plus net revenue for 1926        6,069.84
Surplus at December 31, 1926, as per Balance Sheet    180,918.79
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
F.OR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1925.
DISBURSEMENTS.
City Hall Salaries, etc.
City Clerk    430.00
Poll  Clerk    \  26.00
Audit Fees   200.00
Legal Fees  500.OO
Mayor and Aldermen  410.00
  1,615.00
Telephones  :...: *  56.85
Printing  and   Stationery    493.94
Miscellaneous Expenses    177.62
Police Department.
Salaries 2,320.00
Expenses     163.23
       2,483.23
Health Department.
Salaries        925.25
Supplies       20.76
Scavenging       82.00
       1,028.00
Fire Department.
Supplies      i»9.46
Special  Fire  Patrol        43.00
  242.46
Light  and   Water  880.68
fuel   78.00
Publlc Works Department.
''"•■'or    1,667.44
Supplies      766,71
        2,323.16
Insurance, Fidelity   5,10
ilo.        Fire   68.40
Repairs to Buildings  „  52.50
Permit   Fees     41.55
Poll Tax Commissions    117.26
Workmen's  Compensation  58.39
Donations     50.00
Scales Inspection   4,00
Team Hire and Hauling   10.75
Belief    703.40
Exchange  ,  ,13
Better Housing Interest and Taxes   299.74
Payments to School Board   16,092.23
Poll Tax Refunds  40.00
Accounts  Payable    168.52
Installment Paid on Government Loan   460.00
Donation tn Hospital from Poll Tax   549.35
Wagon  Purchased   156.50
Bank Balances, December 31, 1925.
General  Account    6,182.74
Savings  Account    12.36
mM'*n
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1925.
RECEIPTS.
Taxes, General  _  4,293.19
Taxes, School   4,180.68
Penalties  and  Interest        25.16
Money other than Taxes received for Schools Account
Motor Licenses Dividend 	
Liquor Profits Dividend 	
Pari-Mutuel  Dividend   „	
Poll Tax Dividend 	
Road Allowance 	
Trades Licenses „	
Better Housing Payments 	
Police Fines 	
Police Sundries   	
Dog Tax 	
Scale Fees 	
Permit Fees 	
Sundry Sales 	
Manure Sales  j	
Hauling Ashes 	
Workmen's Compensaton  Board  	
Interest on Savings Account   _	
Pound Fees 	
Miscellaneous  Items 	
Accounts Itecclvablo 	
Cash on Hand. January I, 1925      220.62
less Scliool Cash       38.87
Cash In Bank, January 1, 1925.
General Account 	
Savings Account 	
8.498.93
10,907.64
832.13
4.033.15
437.64
2,345.00
361.66
1.452.50
688.80
1.690.00
474.60
69.00
2.00
41.55
66.00
8.00
491.50
69.71
8.41
18.00
98.80
30.00
181.65
670.63
164.89
888,441.79 PAGE FOUR
THE   CUMBERLAND   ISLANDER,   CUM1EBLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22,  1926.
IBS-
The Cumberland Islander
PUBuISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
CUMBERLAND, li.C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
FRIDAY,  JANUARY  22.   1926,
IT'S THE SAME    An eminent physician got his
OLD COLD name in the papers recently
by claiming our present comfortable way of living has diminished our resistance against colds. He may be right. At
any rate we can personally testify to the increasing number of colds each winter.
Every once in a while some doctor takes a
crack at pampered moderns and declares that
under the refinements of an effete civilization
we are all becoming a set of weaklings. They
institute a war on the tonsils and are not satisfied until the patient has them gouged out at so
much per gouge. They have picked on the poor
little appendix until about twenty per cent of the
people are now going about with scars on the abdomen. If your tired old muscles protest with
a twinge of pain they diagnose your trouble as
rheumatism and insist that you have your teeth
extracted.
Now because we have our houses heated by
furnaces and no longer shiver in the draughts
that once came in through the window sash and
under the doors, we have lessened our resistance
to colds. As we said the eminent physician may
be right, even though colds are nothing new.
We can remember when our grandfather had an
awful cold and almost died of pneumonia, and
his old barn of a house wasn't weather-stripped
or heated by a furnace.
For our own part we incline to the opinion
that the ills to which the flesh is heir are about'
the same as they have always been, even though
the names are changed.    And so with colds there
is no need to worry about humanity's lack of vi-;
tality.     On the whole, medical science has kept
pace with progress and many of the dread diseases of a century ago have been almost totally
wiped out.     The trick, today, is for science to
knock out the colds and save the victims the |
trouble of fighting their own battles.     That is
what we pay the doctors for and most of them j
are doing their best to earn their fees.     In the
meantime do not knock out the windows in your \
homes or scrap your furnace.     Take all the refinements of an effete civilization you can get,
and put up with a cold once in a while without
too much complaining.
The man who can read and think, who has secured for himself an education, works in the'light
He seeks the proof for the things he doubts and
goes clearly from fact to fact. The ignorant
work always in the dark, stumbling and falling
and giving up.
The ignorant man is stubborn and set in his
ways. He strikes blindly and refuses to listen
to the warning of others. The informer! man is
always reasonable and eager to learn. He is
grateful for knowledge and willing to listen to
the other side.
Through education we are lifting ourselves
lo better things. We are letting machinery do
the hard tasks, we are gaining more hours for
leisure and living better in every way than our
forefathers lived. The greatest handicap today
is ignorance and that when education is so easily
acquired.
HEAVY BOOKS What do people read? News
papers, mostly, of course.
Then magazines and alter that, books. The
wonderful strides made by the printing arts in
the past years has added immensely to the vol-
.ime of printed pages now circulated, ln the
art printing of beautiful wall calendars, illuminated catalog pages and color illustrations we cast
.nto the waste basket daily pictures that would
nave been prized on the walls of a kings palace
a century ago. The glaring billboards by the
roadside expose to the rain and the weather1
great posters that are often prints of rare beauty.
But to return to the subject of reading matter.
Statistics compiled in France show out of nine
thousand new books published in that country
,n 1924 only * little over one thousand were novels. The same ratio is also probably true in
.his country. Such subjects as history, sociology, economics and teaching are each producing almost as many volumes as fiction.
Novels are valuable in many ways and will
always be popular, but it is a sign of healthful
intellectual conditions when fiction does not constitute the entire diet. A balanced ration including "heavy" non-fiction volumes is always a
sign of serious thinking as well as serious reading. It is a hopeful sign of the times to note
the increasing list of "heavy" books in the book
reviews.
Our inquisitive disposition is excited by having
its gratification deferred.     —Pling the Younger
*****
Diseases of the mind impair the bodily powers.
—Ovid,
WEST VANCOUVER
IGNORANCE Some fellow who didn't know
what he was talking about once
said "When ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be |
wise." Today ignorance of any kind is the
greatest handicap of all. The man who has the
Hardest row to hoe today is the ignorant man. |
He is still digging stumpy out of the ground by
sheer strength, while his enlightened brother
blows them out with a blast of powder.
The uneducated man is handicapped in a
million ways. He is the victim of prejudice.
He believes only what others tell him or he can
see ana comprehend with his own eyes. He is
afraid of the forces he cannot understand. He
has no courage to attempt the difficult, no faith
to accomplish miracles,
There's a place 'neath the slopes of the mountains
That for me has a wonderful charm.
There's the sea out in front ever restless,
Uearing ships to and fro from all lands,
Yet beyond the long line of the breakers
Jus! inside of that ribbon ot* strand,
There's a place that reminds me of Ellen.
A love-spot Ideally grand.
And it lies there as fair as the morning,
With its slopes that rise sun-kissed behind.
While zephyrs and breezes adorning
Play around among (lowers and vines
And streamlets run laughing and glinting
From the nooks and crannies along.
And the stranger delights In exploring.
While the life of the native's a song.
—J.J.H. In Vancouver Dtiily Province.
COMOX EGGS
EGGS HAVE NOW REACHED A PRICE THAT THE HOUSEWIFE
CAN ECONOMICALLY INCLUDE THEM IN THE DAILY DIET.
COMOX CREAMERY EGGS ARE CAREFULLY SELECTED AND ARE
FRESHLY GATHERED.     THE NUTRITIVE VALUE OF NEW LAID
EGGS SHOULD RECEIVE ATTENTION, AND THEY CAN BE PREPARED IN SO MANY TASTY DISHES.
ASK FOR "COMOX" WHEN ORDERING
BUTTER   —   EGGS   —   POTATOES   —   WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
Comox Creamery Association
Courtenay, B. C.
Graft Or Blunder
The Nanaimo Dally Herald of Sunday, Jan. 17th. comments editorially
on the recent Blue Funnel coaling
contract lost by the Canadian Collieries.   The article ln  full  follows:
"The news that the Canadian Collieries Company had lost a small
coaling contract with the Blue Funnel line of steamships, found a place
in every dally ln Vancouver and Victoria a few days ago. From the prominence and importance given to
this item of news one would have
thought that disaster, full and complete, had overtaken the coal Industry of the Island. As a matter of
fact, the amount of the contract
means less than a week's production
for the mines of the Canadian Collieries. At that It ls too bad that the
contract was lost, but the fact ls only
of the most minor Importance compared with the general decline of the
coal trade since 1910, due to the increased use of fuel oil for heat and
power purposes ln British Columbia.
The fact that of all the Industries
ln the Province, the coal Industry
alone ls actually declining rather
than progressing does not interest
the dailies of Victoria and Vancouver. The fact that a diminishing
prosperity tn the Island coal communities means less business tor Vancouver and Victoria counts as nothing
against the slightly cheaper cost of
fuel oil. We are to have another
B. C. Products campaign, but It w.111
not Include Island coal. A few big
consumers of fuel oil have saved, a
little on their overhead expenses,
but the Province as a whole, and particularly the section including Vancouver, and the Island, from Cumberland to Victoria, are millions of
dollars out of pocket. But tor the
Importation of fuel oil the mines on
the Island would have been producing twice the amount of coal they are
today which would have meant a
mining population almost twice as
big as It Is. a doubled payroll, and
more than twice the business for the
wholesale houses, for the farmers,
and for the factories of the Province.
All this is by way of introduction
of an item of news which is of vastly   more   importance   to   the   Island
coal   industry   than   the   temporary
loss   of   the   Blue   Funnel   contract.
The Government at Ottawa, or some
one In authority at Ottawa, without
warning,  and  without   reference   to
local opinion or consideration for lo-
' cal Interests, has ordered the conver-
] slon of the four ships of the Canad-
1 Ian   Merchant  Marine  operating  on
j this coast into oil burners.   There Is
: one of the ships on the ways now at
i Prince Rupert, and so soon as it is
' finished, another will take its place
' until all  four have beeu  completed.
This Is the blgest knock the Island
coal trade has ever received, and perhaps the most Inexplicable. It Is true
that Mackenzie King In his last campaign, said nothing about the coal In-
: dustry in this Province.   But in the
previous  campalngn   he  promised   a
! thorough  Investigation of the Indus-
I try and careful consideration for its
: claims.   The upshot of it all is this
decision to change these ships, which
| we believe have always coaled at Na-
1 naimo, Into oil-burners.   In the last
election the people ot Nanaimo polled   the   blgest   Liberal    vote    ever
known   ln  the  history  of  the  city.
Their  reward  Is  the  conversion  of
these ships into oil-burners. The Blue
Funnel  contract  wlll  come  back  to
the Island, again, but these Canadian
' ships, once they are converted  Into
oil burners, are lost to the coal trade
1 forever.   And  look at  the  situation.
The ships were built by the taxpay-
i ers of Canada.   In other words, the
1 people  of Nanaimo  helped  to  build
, them.   They are being operated at a
: loss,   and  the  taxpayers  ot  Canada
have to make up the deficit, ln other words, the people of Canada help
to make up the deflcit. The people
of Nanaimo are not as prosperous as
they ought to he tor the reason that
fuel oil from the United States is allowed almost free entry into the Province and takes the place of local
coal. Now the Government at Otta-
was la turning away from a Canadian
product and a Canadian Industry to
a foreign product and a foreign in-
\ dustry. The whole thing smells to
i heaven of blunder and of graft, but
it la the people of Nanaimo who will
I pay for lt."
f. P. HARRISON
BARRISTER   aad   SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
I CUMBERLAND - - - B.C.
Guaranteed
Selected for quality,
blended for flavour,
pasteurized for purity, wrapped for
cleanliness, wc put
our name on il and
assume a moral tc-
spontobility for every
ounce of il thai goes
on your table. Always look for the
Kraft label.
Free
Recipe
Book
Write    Kraft
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SHIVER
Stocktaking
Clearance!
SALE
This Week
Bargains
in all
Departments
See Handbills for
Special Prices
EAT MORE MEAT DURING THE COLD WEATHER
AND KEEP WARM.     MEAT IS A HEAT AND
ENERGY PRODUCER.
We handle only the best.
Our prices are right.
A trial will be appreciated.
Wilcock   Bros.
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autes fer Hire.    Coal and Woed Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phone* 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
E. L. SAUNDERS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have y.*>ur shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give thi best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite th* Drug Store. FRIDAY,  JANUARY  22,  1926.
CROCKERY AND
ALUMINUM SPECIALS
Aluminum Coffee f\Q s*
Percolators     Xs Ov*
Aluminum  2%-quart    \*f T"
Saucepan     tJtJ-L
Aluminum Potato tJt-M    -i f\
Saucepan        tPXcXt/
Aluminum tPL\Q un
Dishpans     e/OC
Dinner    Plates,    Soup    Plates.
Basins. Fruit Dishes, Tea Pots.
Tn Clear At I.KSS THAN COST
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE FIVE
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BEAD AND OSBORNE
CUMBERLAND
To our Courtenay and District Customers—We are conducting big
Sales in both our stores during January and customers nearer our
Courtenay branch can secure most of the advertised bargains there
but owing to the limited space have not everything mentioned in
this circular at Courtenay.      No Groceries carried at Courtenay.
DRUG SUNDRIES AT
CLEARING PRICES
WHILE THEY LAST
Peroxide,  reg. 25c,       jA
per bottle     At/C
Gin  Pills, reg. 50c.     (\ M
per box     «WT:C
C'ascara, reg. 25c, •%% fm
per bottle     A I C
Lysol.  reg. 70c, M  M
per   bottle      **XT:C
Syrup of Figs QJ
reg. COc. now     0~rC
Mother Selgel's Syrup tfJJJ*
reg. 50c, now     amltJK/
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I
Ladies' Silk and Cotton Vests
Outnfl-Cul   style  or  with
sleeves,  reg.  85c to ?l
Princess Slips
69 c
Children's Combinations
Wool and Cotton, age 3 lo 12
Regular $1.95  	
in  Broadcloth  ami  Satlnette  and  in
various colors
reg. $1.75  to  $2.75
$1.49
Silk and Cotton Kniclters
48c
in rink. Peach .White and
Maine,  sale pi fee 	
ENGLISH TWEEDS
Imported. 40 'Ins. wide, makes splendid dresses tor ladies ami children,
Children's   Wool   Combinations
Turnbull .'.take, ages 3 to 10, values
to   $3.50
Stocktaking Sale price
ART SILK HOSE ill all the newest
shatles   such   us   Harvest.   Sunburn,
Sandalwood, Black, etc.
per   pair  	
88c
[nations
li,  values
e JUS
e newest
Suahurn.
44c
>M
Flannelette Night Gowns
good  qualltj   and  sizes
regular  $1,25    	
95c
LADIES' SILK ami AllT SILK
WAISTS in somo very pretty colors
and designs, values :?.-
lo $10, now $8.lfe to
$4.95
HOSIERY
l.adie.i Silk and Wool Hose in plain
or ribbed design, all new QQn
shades. $1.25  to $1.50,  now   OOC
SILK HOSE
including Holeproof, Venus and Mercury makes,  best quality iu   wanted
colors, reg. $2.00 to $2.25.
Stock-taking sale  price
98c
I'lII.VI'S— 0 or 7 light medium color
Prints, 29 Ins. wide
reg. 30c to 35c. now .
FLANNELETTE SHEETS
00 pairs only;   largest  and the  best
quality
during  sale  	
19c
EETS
the   best
$2 45
U1NGHA3IS— of fine quality, Canadian make in neat cheeks and plaids,
3S ins. wide, reg. 35c. to
40c, sale price 	
24c
LADIES' COMBINATIONS
In pure wool, Turnbull's and GT and
other makes, values, to
$8.50, sale price .
$3.60 Silk  and Cotton
Combinations, now 	
$3.95
$2.45
I
49c
reg. 95c, and $1.25 yard,
sale price 79c, 69c, and.
COTTONS AT COST
Horrockses Ucst Quality Pillow Tubing, tlnest quality tor needlework.
42  inches  wide, TA
regular $1.10, now      § J/ G
Horrockses    best    i-miHlr    Sheeting
81 ins.  wide. reg. $1.50
sale [rice per yard 	
Horrockses Madapolan, 42 ins. wide,
reg.  75c.  per yard f r*0 _
sale price 	
12   ins.   pure   linen   Table   Unmask
regular $3.i",ll per yard,
sale price 	
98c
ins. wide,
55c
Unmask
$2.45
1
HALF PRICE
Comprising Ginghams, Serges,
Prints, Flannels, Flannelette,
Voiles, Silk Crepes, Curtain
Goods, etc, clearing at '/*> price.
Some real bargains on this
REMNANT TABLE
Flannelettes in striped and in plain
white, heavy quality, reg. QlQ^j
45c, SOc. Cue, now 24c and   Ovt
INDIAN* HEAD in white, 36 ins wide,
regular 50o, Qt-
Stock-taking sule  price  ....   •tJfJKu
HOMESPUNS,   51   ins   wide,   regular
price $2.25 per yard
Stock-taking  sale  price
95c
American   Silk   CRHPBS   In   smart
designs  and  colorings
values to $1.95 tor 	
Tl'ltKISH TOWELS AT BIO SAVINGS TO Vol*, reg. $1.25 nnd $1.S5
per pair for 98<* and   $1.45
LADIES TWEED SUITS, $10.
2 only, nicely trimmed with military
braid,   reg.  $25.00.
sale price 	
98c
$10.00
Ladies' Blue Tricotine Suits
Beautifully   trimmed   with   braid  anil
Embroidery, reg. $35 |
nnd $40. now  	
$19.50
1 Great STOCK-TAKING SALE |    PROFITS  ARE  SLASHED
CORSETS—
including the following well-known
makes: 1) and A. C/C n la Grace,
Bias Filled. 80% reduction during
this hig sliirk-luklmr sule.
LADIES' SWEATERS—
In  Pullover and Coat Styles. In new-
Silk and  Wool,  reg.
$6.50 to $7.50. now .
reg. $4.50 to $5.50
now 	
$2,95
95c
Colored  Madras Muslin-
14 ins.  wide;  dark patterns, suitable
for side  curtains
reg.  $1.50  yard,  now
Cretonne and Chintz—
32 ins. wide, regular 4."n-.      Qrt
BOc and 65c. to clear al 20c,  OOt/
Bo.vs' Oil and Rubber Coats
Sizes 28 to 32 regular $4.06 and $5.H5.
Sale price  $2.9.1
and   	
LADIES' FUR-TRIMMED COATS AT
SWEEPING REDUCTIONS
1 only Coat in Beaver Velour trimmed Fitch
Fur collar and cuffs, beautifully lined Silk
brocade.    Regular ?G0.00,
Stock-taking sale price ....
1   only   Coat,   Taupe   Velour   with   Heaver
Collar, lined Satin
reg. $83,50, now 	
I only Black Duvetyne with Opposum Collar
Regular price $60.00,
Stock-taking sale price ..
Other Ladies' Coats all reduced $9.75 and
upward
$24.00
with   Beaver
$19.50
pposum Collar,
$24.00
$3.95
$1.95
k sateen  Iron
$1,25
Khaki   Flannel   Shirts
reg.  $2.50.  now  	
.Men* Work Shirt, black sateen  Iron
Frame make,
regular $2.no, now
Men's Tweed rants ull reduced from
ii to 1/8 off regulur prices.
Men's Overcoats $8.00 & SI 0.00
off regular prices.
OVERALLS—
Master   Mechanic   Overalls* in   Blue
and Black. (fit*    QJ***»
regular $2.43, now    (t]5A.J/ll
Headlight Overalls and Jumpers, bib
with or without (T»n  Qff
regular $3.25,  now    *}}Jtrntnamtfj
Headlight  Boiler Suit, In  khaki  and
blue' $3 ^0
regular $4.75   tP^.tlV/
LADIES' SHOES—A GREAT SALE—AT
ONE PRICE     d»q Qr     ONE PRICE
This is your opportunity to buy any style
of Shoe that you may require from the very |
newest to the more conservative style from
our large stock. About -J00 pairs of regular
prices $4,95, $5.50, $6.50 and $7.50 Shoe*-
clearing at the one price
Stock-taking sale price .. ..
$3.95
SHOE BARGAINS
Men's Combinations
.Men's   .Mottled  Merino  Combinations,
regular price $1.95
Sale   price       .   .
$4.25
Men's Dress Shoes
Stock-taking sale price 	
The biggest bargains in Men's Shoes we
have ever given. We must reduce this
stock. 200 pairs of regular values $6.50,
$7.60, $8.50, all high grade shoes, to clear
shirts and  Drawers,
reg. $2.i»'i suit, now
98c
98c
at one price
.Stock-taking sale price 	
Boy's School Boots, all strong makes of reg.
values to $4.50
Stock-taking sale price
Men's Work Boots, including Leckie Skook-
iim, etc, values to $5.50
.Stock-taking sale price 	
values to $7.50
Stock-taking sale price 	
Girls' School Shoes, values to
$3.75, to clear at 	
LADIES' RUBBERS
.Stock-taking sale price 	
MEX'S RUBBERS
Stock-taking sale price 	
$4.25
akes of reg.
$2.95
•ckie Skook-
$395
$4.95
$225
95c
$1.15
MENS SUITS—
About 2" to go on sale at tremendous*
reductions,
Tweed Suit. reg. $
Sale  price
$14.50
$19.50
linn  in  grey
$1.25
1"S. all wool.
Pullover or Coal styles. An Q(?
reg, to 16.60 now tpO.t/D
There nre some real bargains here.
HOIS' SI ITS iillli exlrii Punts are
!!.',';  lift* riirnlnr prices.
i.ota;ERS' SUPPLIES AT
BIG REDUCTIONS
Serge Suit.  reg.  *t*l
Sale   price
.Men's   Cotton   Tweed   Shirts   ill   grey
an.I   khaki
tu clear at
MEN'S SWEATER COATS, all  wool.
Groceries at our CASH  AND SAVE prices
PLEASE NOTE—We have only a limited quantity of some of (he items listed below
when sold oul we cannot repeat.
Tudor Tea, per lb h'5
Tudor Coffee, per Ib f>5
Empress Jelly Powders, 3 for  25
Quick Quaker Chinaware  42
Corn Flakes, per pkg 11
Shredded Wheat, per pkg 13
Puffed Rice, 2 pkgs. for  35
Local Honey, 4 lb. tins   $1.00
Empress Jams:— Greengage, Plum,
Raspberry, Blackberry, Logan Raspberry, 4 It), tins  75
Oranges, 3 dozen for 95
Lemons, 1 dozen for  30
Tillson's Health Bran, per pkg	
Quaker Peas, 2 tins for	
Tomatoes, 2's, 2 tins for 	
Japanese Rice, 3 lbs. for 	
Shelled Walnuts, per Ib	
Braids Special Tea, per lb	
Nabob Tea, per R) :	
Horseshoe Salmon, 1-2's, 2 for	
Ry-Krisp, per pkg	
Household Ammonia, per bottle 	
Snap Hand Cleaner, reg. 25c, tin	
Zip Hand Cleaning Powder, reg. 25c.
Thrift Dry Soap, reg. 50c, per pkg....
and
.20
.35
.23
.25
.50
.60
.75
.45
.45
.20
.17
.11
.20
Mercantile Store Co.
Cumberland and Courtenay
i"3> -ii'SiutS PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22,  1(120.
HOME OF THE CUMBERLAND LITERARY AND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Answers to Last Week's Puzzles
No. 30—The connecting link between the weights Ib that 7,000 grains
weigh one pound Avoirdupois, while
a pound Troy weighs only 6,760
grains, so 175 pounds Troy weighs
! the same as 144 pounds Avoirdupois.
|    No. 31—Revolution.   Maidenly.   As-
I tronomer.    Punishment.
No. 32—The girl weighed 111 1-9 Ids.
I when she arrived.   She ate 1 1-9 lbs.
| ot  breakfast   food   and  gathered   10
lbs. ot samples, which increased her
: weight 10 per cent,
|    No. 33—The five coins aggregating
i 94 cents must have been a 60-cent
j piece, two 20-cent pieces, one 3-cent
piece and a cent.
No. 34—Deal, Troy, Wltham, Bsk,
Perth,  Baden  and Aden.
SYNOPSIS OF
LANDACTAMENDHENTS
Officers and Board of Management of the above club, together with a few friends met round
the festive board at the Union Hotel on Saturday evening last, the occasion being their annual
banquet. Since this photograph was* taken the ground in front of the club has been consider
ably improved, about $1,000 being spent, a concrete retaining wall having been built and a fine
lawn made and ornamental trees planted.
THE PUZZLE CORNER
Puzzle No. 35
"You are an odd lot of scholars
and less than tour score," said tbe
school-master. "When I place you
3 on a bench, Johnnie has to sit upon
the rear bench alone; then when you
are seated 4 on a bench Johnnie still
has to sit alone, and when you crowd
5 to a bench, little  Johnnie still ls
left over."   How many scholars were
there In this odd class?
Puzzle No. 36
The   fool In olden days
Gave kings advice In jesting phrase,
He's   now;   the  modern throne
  all follies but Its own.
Each   missing   word   contains   the
same  eight  letters.
between two expert skaters the rivals
| started from opposite points to skate
to the other's place of starting. With
the advantage of a strong wind,
John covered thc distance two and
a half times as quickly as James,
and so heat him by six minutes. Now
from those simple facts can you tell
the time of each In skating the mile?
Puzzle No. 37
It is recorded that in a mile race
rjnlwrial
This advertisement is not
Liquor Control Board or by the
published or displayed by the
Government of British Columbia.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
DISPOSITION OF POLL TAX REVENUES FOR YEAR 1925.
Poll  Tax   Receipts     2,345.00
Poll Tax  Commissions    117.25
Relief    703.40
Hospital Donation   549.35
Schools  Donation     975.00
»•.>,» 1.1JHI      MJII.1.IHI
Puzzle No. 38
Lots of Important Christmas corres
pondence never reaches Santa Claus
on account of senders neglecting the
formality of stamping their letters
Can you discover in each of the following held up communications the
name of the American city from
whence it  came?
A paint box bigger than the one
Ida has  will make me very happy.
With Uncle Amos we go for long
walks and as my boots are wearing
out I wish you would bring me a
new pair.
The pet raven Nancy gave me
growing too large for his cage. Will
you bring him a new one and charge
to my account?
I want lots of things but I can't
| make up my mind what I should like
j best, so leave the selection to you.
Could you manage to leave a goat
at my  house?   P. S.   Not a butter.
Puzzle No. 39
Two personal pronouns, tt you take
And  join   them  In  due  order,
An herb will name without mistake,
That scents the garden border.
Additional puzzles, as well as the
answers to thc foregoing, will appear
In our next issue.
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown landB may he pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intension
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement tor agricultural
purposes.
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing tbe Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which ls not timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 6,»00 board
feet per acre west of tbe Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Range.
Applications tor pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies ot which can be obtained trom the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions muat be occupied for
five years and improvements made
to value ot $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being Umberlaiid,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price ot first-class 'arable) land is $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands is given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown LandB."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the con
dittons including payment rf
stumpage.
HOMESTEAD LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltos,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtained after residence and im
provement conditions are fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 140 acres
may be leased by one person or a
company.
GRAZING
Under the erasing Act the Province la divided Into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permito are Issued based in
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for rango
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
head.
Corporation of the City of Cumberland
BALANCE SHEET AS AT DECEMBER 31, 1925.
ASSETS
('ash Assets.
Cash In Bank General Account   5,320.74
Cash  In  Bank  Savings  Account         12.36
Deterred  expenses,  unexpired   Insurance  premiums
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE.
Soldiers Housing Loan   6,203.22
Tax Suspense Account        25.05
Tax   Arrears     1,058.31
5,333.10
151.60
7,286,58
FIXED ASSETS.
Ileal Estate 	
Municipal BulldlngB   6,139.81
Motor Trucks    4,800.00
Firo   Apparatus     2.080.44
Wagons, Sleighs, & Plows      421.50
Horses        250.00
Tools          25.00
LIABILITIES
Outstanding Cheques  	
Provincial Government Loan
Owing to School Board 	
Surplus  Account  	
.. 188.00
... 1,860.00
.. 1,090.47
..10,(18.79
less depreciation reserve
13,716.75
.. 1,296.67
      12,421.08
25,992.2*
U.M2.2S
CHAS. J. PARNHAM,  Mayor
Signed on behalf of the City Council   w  H  COpe, Treasurer.
Certified Correct
R. J. SBLFB, Auditor.
Ilo-llo Theatre
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
iE
m
Friday - Saturday
of this week
CHILDREN 25*f> ADULTS 50«?
Monday • Tuesday, Jan. 25 - 26
Limou
CHILDREN 15<*
ADULTS 35«?
BenstisunsssUI all II as, ■
Wednesday
and
Thursday
Cmistance
t*^l(&|Jriie»**4-v
3/
>ASlcot n-jtioncl Attraction
CHILDREN 151
ADULTS 35*p
Next Friday and Saturday
Jan. 29 and 30
REGINALD DENNY, in
"Where Was I"
CHILDREN 25*f> ADULTS 50.?
MATINEE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30
m FRIDAY. JANUARY 22,  1926.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
PAGE SEVEN
\)
CITY OF COURTENAY
PAID OFF HUGE SUM
DURING YEAR 1925
(Continued from Page Two)
year and assist the firemen who are
so willing to give their services free
to the city, so that the department
When you are ln need of a
l-lumblng it Homing Engineer, See
R. RUSHTON
Phons 124
t'ourtona,
Phone 167
Cumberland
Your  needs  wll)   receive  Immediate
attention.
may at all times be totally efficient.
Fire insurance can never totally replace a loss by fire but a properly
equipped fire department can prevent
a loss. I wish here to move on behalf ot the council and the citizens
of Courtenay a very hearty vote of
thanks to the fire chief and all his
assistants who so ably carried on
their work during the year. In this
report I should also like to bring In
a few recommendations for the Incoming council. First and foremost
ls the surfacing of the primary and
secondary roads. I want to Impress
on the new council the necessity of
united effort and constant pressure
on the government to assist in this
very important and necessary work.
My experience has been In the past
two years  that  without  the  efforts
e^
SATURDAY SPECIALS
MEAT PIES ASSORTED PASTRY
BUTTER HORNS
Apple, Lemon and Pineapple Pies.
Try our Cracked Wheat Loaf
Marocchi  Bros.
PHONE 11 CUMBERLAND, B.C.
SOLEX  LAMPS
Electric Lamps of Quality
Tungsten and Nitrogen
TUNGSTEN LAMPS
15 watt "B" lamps 32c.
25 watt "B" lamps 32c.
40 watt "B" lambs 82c.
50 watt "B" lamps 32c.
60 watt "B" lamps 87e.
NITROGEN LAMPS
75 watt "C" lamps 66c.
100 watt "C" lamps 65c.
150 watt "C" lamps 86c.
200 watt "C" lamps $1.16
300 watt "C" lamps $2.00
Sold By
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a '/o-in.valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
APPROVED
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler Inspection.
CUMBERLAND AND UNION WAT1R WORKS CO.
UmlXti.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Sunkist Oranges
q      DOZEN FOR      AC-
40c.        50c.        60c. 75c.        90c. per dozen.
Choice Indian Ceylon Tea, 2 lbs. for  $1.25
Rosedale Tea, 2 lbs. for   $1.45
Fresh Ground Coffee, 60c. per lb and  70
Robin Hood Rapid Porridge Oats, cooks in a
few minutes, family pkg. 30c or 2 for 55
Shredded Wheat, 3 pkgs. for 50
Chrisp Cinnamon Snaps, 35c lb or 3 lbs. for.... $1.00
Lemon Snaps, 30c. lb or 2 lbs. for 55
Ginger Snaps, 25c lb or 2 lbs. for  45
Fancy Mixed Biscuits, 35c lb or 3 lbs. for  $1.00
Chrisp Graham Wafers, 2 lb pkgs 55
Extra Special in Canned Fruits
Sliced  Peaches, sliced  Pineapple, Plums,  Apricots,
Blackberries, Strawberries and Loganberries
3   TINSF0R   85c
Toilet and Bath Soap, large cakes, 5 for 50
Pure Castile Soap, 5 cakes for 25
White Wonder Soap, 7 cakes for 55
Swifts Classic Cleanser, 3 tins for  25
King Oscar Sardines, 7 tins for   $1.00
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE, PHONE 38
and pressure and starting at once to
act, that we will get nowhere. If the
work Is started and while the equipment is here I would advise the council to surface the Lake Trail to the
city limits. I would also like to call
attention to the Lake Trail sidewalk
and urge upon the new council to
provide sufficient money this year to
resurface the whole thing; and if
possible when the road is being resurfaced, to give the walk a treatment
of asphaltic oil similar to the road.
This would be a permanent that would
repay itself in upkeep. This sidewalk has more traffic than any other
in the city outside of the business
area. Regarding the electric light,
I would like to recommend to tbe
new council to make a reduction in
cost to the public in general. Regarding the tax rate for this year, I
would like to see a ten mill reduction
but If the extensive road work Is to
be carried out, I am sure the citizens
Mink-Raccoon
I want thousands of these for
immediate manufacture and will
pay a Dollar a piece more for
Prime Skins than anyone else
in the trade, if shipped immediately; also need a large quantity of Muskrat, Beaver, Skunk,
Marten and Weasel for which I
am paying fancy prices.
i3i5^iB^*r3iraK£3a^ai5Ei3EC:
J. H. Munro
Revelstoke, B.C.
Branches at Calgary, Moose
Jaw, Brandon and Kenora.
¥t
would rather have a live mill reduction and the road work than a ten
mill reduction and no roadwork.
Probably the finance committee will
see its way clear to provide both
road work and a ten mill reduction.
In conclusion I should feel it a neglect of duty If I did not give considerable credit for our splendid
financial standing where credit is due I
and that is to our very able and i
efficient city clerk, Mr. Wood. I say |
without fear or favor and without any
attempt at flattery that the city of
Courtenay Is very fortunate In having
a man of Jlr. Wood's Qualifications
and ability to manage its affairs.
Being a public ollicial he Is many
times subject to much abuse and to
criticism, but I feel that In all he
does his actions and motives are actuated by a strict sense of duty and
ln the very best Interests of tlie city
affairs, his expert knowledge ln the
electrical department has saved thc
city a great many dollars and I think
to him can be given the credit of
making the electric light department
tho great asset It is to the city.
During my term as chairman of the
Finance Committee I have found the
city clerk ever willing to assist in
every way and his knowledge of financial matters of the city very useful
and a great help. I wish publicly
to extend my thanks to Mr. Wood
for his able assistance and I sincerely
trust that the city will be able to
retain him for many years to come
as city clerk and whenever possible
reward him either with a bonus or
Increase commensurate with faithful
services  rendered.   All  of which   is
respectfully submitted, (signed) H.
Cooke, Chairman of the Finance
Committee."
WHIST DRIVE MET
WITH GREAT SUCCESS
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite llo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
ALBERT EVANS
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladies' hair cut, any style SOc
Children's hair cut any style 35c
COURTENAY, Jan. 19.—The Whist
Drive put on In tlie Booth Hall last
night by the .Native Sons of Canada,
was well attended, twenty-seven card
tables being occupied. The winners
were: Ladies first, Mrs. Frank Dack,
second, Jlrs. P. Jl. Bennle, consolation
Jllss Chrlstecn Hong. Gentlemen,
Jlr. B. L. Macdonald, first; Jlrs. Wm.
MacPherson, second; and the booby
prize wns captured by J. Kaiuura.
A raffle tor a tine large box of
chocolates was won by Jlr. Campbell, the draw being made by Miss
JIabel Dack. After partaking of
dainty refreshments, tlie tables were
removed and an enjoyable dance to
music by .Mrs. W. W. Jloore, Mr. S.
Venables and Mr. Fred Wood was
held.
most hit tlie corner flag. The whistle
sounded for full time with Cumberland pressing strongly. The visitors
from Nanaimo are the first to take the
measure of the Cumberland team on
their own ground for a long time, the
blue and whites never having been
tiefeateil on their own ground for the
last three years. By this defeat, the
Westminster United team move to the
lieail of the table, but have played two
more games  than Cumberland.
BLUE AND WHITES
LOSE FIRST GAME
(Continued  from Page One)
goalie, the ball was not properly
cleared. Stobbart gaining possession
when well placed, his bullet like shot
hitting the post, with Walker lying
on the ground and the goal absolutely unprotected. Jack .Monaghan
made a great attempt to stop the left
half's shot, taking a nose dive right
across the goai, landing well into the
soft mud. The ball was eventually
cleared when the home forwards
took the ball well down tlie field in a
nice combine'd movement, Routledge
being extended in order to clear shots
from practically the whole of the forwards. Time and time again. Monaghan and Brake got the forwards
going but to no avail, the Nanaimo
defence withstanding all onslaughts
until after thirty minutes of play,
when Fowler scored a nice goai from
close in giving Routledge no chance
at all. This put pep into the home
team, but their spurt came too late
Fowler had a glorious chance to add
to Cumberland's score in the last iwo
minutes of the game, but his effort al
| We don't sell one item at a loss
to make it up on another.
Every grocery  value  sold  at
Frelone's Grocery Store is constant—each  means  a  distinct
saving.
FRELONE'S
GROCERY STORE
Cor. Sib nnd Dunsmuir.
Phone 122 -   Cumberland
$2.95
A PAIR
Sizes 11 to 5 in Boys'
Strong Brown School
Shoes. _
Will they wear well at that price?     If they don't
we will give you a new pair Isn't that fair enough?
CAVIN'S SHOE STORE
INTERESTING DISCUSSIONS
FEATURE P.T. MEETING
(Continued  from Page One)
"Whore can I find a wife?" Nobody
knew. Several of the married mon
stirrBU In their seats as though they
thought this young man ought to be
warned before it waa too late but
thought better of It after meeting the
President's eye. After tbe meeting
several of the lady teachers were seen
to be looking at this question paper
evidently with tbc purpose of identifying tho hand writing.
In the discussions following the
reading of the questions the teachers
gave a very good account of themselves and it must have occurred to
the parents present that any other
points ou which they did not feel
satisfied could be just as fairly explained.
There is no doubt tbat this question
box procedure can be of great benefit by bringing questions on the tapis
without  personal controversy.
Following tbe questions, attention
turned to methods of raising more
money for the School library. Several schemes were mooted until Mrs.
Banks culled tbe notice of the meeting to the fact that the Public School
Principal had approached tbe Board
of School Trustees and had been assured that a generous sum would be
set aside cvevy year for the library.
Other business was the reading by
the President of a paper. "When will
the P.T.A. fulfil its purposes?"
After the finish of business refreshments were served by the social committee and afterward the gathering
dispersed. Those who have not yet
joined the Association will be interested to know that the membership
roll  now  numbers  ninety-six  names.
W. B. A. MEMBERS
ATTENTION!
A preliminary meeting of the Juniors Is being called tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon al 2:30 in thc Fraternal Hall.
All members who are Interested in
forming a Rose Court are cordially
invited to lie present and bring in
their Junior and application  blanks.
All children who are In any way
related to members are eligible.
This wlll be the hist opportunity to
have them placed on the charter Hat.
MANN'S BAKERY
For Quality Bread, High Class Cakes and Pastries,
Scotch Oat Cakes and Mixed Cookies
 SATURDAY SPECIALS	
Cream Rolls, Cream Buns, Cream Cakes
and Cream Sponges
Doughnuts
Our Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls are a Treat
All Orders Delivered
MANN'S
Phone 18
Cumberland, B. C
m
PETER McNIVEN
TRUCK AND GENERAL DELIVERY
PETER McNIVEN—CUMBERLAND Phone 150
Coal V.'iod, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Cumberland Supply   Co.
Rickson's Old Stand — Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland
Your Grocery Bill can be greatly Reduced by Buying
at our Prices—Wc allow you 5 per cent discount for
Cash on all these Goods (Flour and Sugar Excepted).
WASH DAY REQUIREMENTS—
White Swan Soap Powder, per pkg	
Washing Soda, 6 It's, for 	
White Swan Soap, 5 Cakes for	
Ammonia, per large bottle 	
Lux, 2 packages for 	
Soap Flakes, per Hi 	
Old Dutch.Cleanser, per can 	
Royal Yeast Cakes, 2 pkgs. fur 	
Standard Oatmeal, 10 Ib sacks 	
Snow Flake Pastry Flour, 10 lb. sack
B. & K. Wheat Flakes 	
Quaker Rolled Oats 	
Cooking Figs, 2 for 	
Pep Bran, 3 for 	
Corn Flakes, 9 for 	
Puffed Rice, 2 for 	
Heinz Pure Olive Oil, 8 oz. bottle 	
Quaker Pears, 2's	
Phoenix Cream Cheese, per box 	
Special Fresh Ground Coffee, per lb.
Blue Ribbon Tea, per Ib.
Great West Tea, per
Braid's Best Tea, per
Shelled Walnuts, per
Cocoanut, 2 lbs. for 	
Peas and Corn. 6 tins for	
Tomatoes, Quaker, 21/d's, 2 for
SI
Ib.
Ib.
lb.
.30
.25
.25
.20
.25
.20
.10
.15
.00
.65
.35
.33
.25
.10
(III
.35
.45
.30
.25
.55
.75
.80
.90
.50
.15
.90
.35
Shelly's Cakes for Saturday in (he following Orange
Cream, Madeira, Silver White, Apricot, Raisin, Butter
Cookies, Cocoanut Macaroons and Tea Buns. All
kinds at 25c. per box.   Shelly's 18 OZ, Lnaf, 10 cents.
CUMBERLAND SUPPLY CO.
Phone 165.
P. O. Box 203.
1 PAGE EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1926.
/&
CONHNOI
Our Stock comprises many lines
of the well-known D & A Corsets which are known from coast
to coast.   Every pair will give
you good value for your money.
Every figure needs an individ-
I ual model to suit it.   The Mar-
1 mola Belt is scientifically tail-
Wed to perfectly fit stout figures
'Our  Customers  have  splendid
success with D, & A. Corsets.
Let your next pair be a D. & A.
Elastic Girdles are very satisfactory for Ladies desiring some
thing light in the Corset line.
Corselettes make one very graceful and have proven a boon to
those who do not desire boned
corsets.   We have most sizes.
BRASSIERES—NuMode Brassieries are made by the
D. & A. Corset Co. and will give you real pleasure
and comfort.
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
Personal Mention      TO all_old_timers
Mrs. G. H. Wycherley returned last
evening from Chemanius where she
was called on Tuesday through tbe
illness of her sister.
Mr. Lewis N. Graham, of Harrison
Hot Springs, arrived in Cumberland
Wednesday evening to join Mrs.
Graham who is at present the guest
of Mrs. Newman, New Townsite.
Mr. Edward W. Bickle left Tuesday
morning on a business trip to Vancouver,  returning Thursday evening.
COUNCIL SWORN IN
—COMMENCED 1926
WITH LONG SESSION
start the New
Year right
by using
OLD
DRURY TEA
(Blended to Suit the Waters of the District)
OLD DRURY COFFEE (COSTAPAN)
(Blended from finest Costa Rico and Panama Coffees)
Mumford's Grocery
"It You Get It At Mumford's, It's Good!"
CAR
CAB
Mason's Taxi
24 HOURS SERVICE
At Very Reasonable Prices
I meet all trains and boats.
A few cents extra will bring
you at your house or from your
house to the Btation In Comfort
and Style.
ANYWHERE at ANI TIME
See Geo. Mason
At The Royal Candy Store
Or Phone 25
Residence Phone 22
CAR
CAR
Miss Besse Stewart leaves tomorrow
for Vancouver, after over a month's
holiday spent In Cumberland.
TRUSTEES SWORN IN
—START ON ESTIMATES
(Continued from Page One)
CITY MEAT
MARKET
For Best Quality
BEEF, VEAL, MUTTON AND
PORK
Fresh and Cured Fish
|    HOTELS AND CAMPS
| SPECIALLY CATERED TO
Our Motto:
"QUALITY AND SERVICE"
W. P. Symons  • •    Proprietor
High School was received and filed,
the trustees being well pleased with
it. Mr. Sullivan was very pleased
with thc work of the teacher, Miss P.
Partridge.
Principal Apps, of the Publlc
School, submitted an attendance report for thc months September to
December Inclusive. There are almost twice aa many pupils attending
from outside the city as inside, which
explains the large school grants that
are received from the Government.
In all there had been 313 visits and
24 punishments during this time.
The report was filed.
A start was made on the estimates
for 1926, both Principals ShenBtone
and Apps submitting a partial Hat of
their requirements. Mr. Apps Ib ln
dire need of more physical and political maps, charts, silent readers, etc.,
and these will be secured. Mr. Shen-
stone's greatest need was chemistry
supplies.
Following are a few of the amounts
already estimated for various purposes: School grounds, |1500; repairs
to buildings, 11000; fuel, $900; furniture and supplies, $1600; water and
electric light, $250; janitor's supplies.
$260; transportation of Royston pupils, $300; medical officer, $200; secretary, $200; Janitor, $2100; sundries,
$600; painting, $900.
Cumberland's 1926 council was out
in force at tbe first meeting of tbe
year held in the Council Chambers
last night—and a very long and busy
session it proved to be. Before the
members took their respective seats
around the council board, Police Magistrate E. W. Bickle administered the
oath of offlce to the five aldermen-
elect—Messrs. C. J. Parnham, T. H.
Mumford, J. Ledlngham, A. E. Jeffrey
and W. P. Symons, concluding by ex
pressing the hope that the new mayor
and aldermen would have a very successful year. Mayor Alex. Maxwell
and each of the aldermen spoke on
similar lines. Aid. W. P. Symons, the
new face on the board, was given a
rousing  welcome when he  arose  to
Several communications were read
and filed, chief among these being a
greeting of best wishes for the new
year from the general manager of the
Canadian Collieries, Mr. Thos. Graham.
The report of Chief Parnham of
the Fire Department showed that 10
alarms had been turned in and answered during the year 1926—five Inside the city and five outalde. The
total amount of property involved was
valued at $11,780, but of this amount
only $640.00 worth had been damaged.
$86.00 of this was inside the city and
$564.00 outside. This report was ordered received and filed and Instructions given to Bend a letter of appreciation to the department for Its
valuable work.
Permission was granted the Board
of Management of the Cumberland
Hospital to use the Council Chambers
for its annual meeting on Saturday,
January 30th.
Instead ot a night-watchman, Cumberland will now have a night policeman, under the jurisdiction of the
Police Commissioners. Some eleven
applications for this position will be
referred to the Commissioners, who
will make the appointment'.'
The following were re-appblnted at
the same salaries to their respective
positions; W. H. Cope, city clerk;
James Baird, city teamster; Dr. E. R.
Hicks, health officer; E. Hughes, electrical inspector; P. P. Harrison, city
solicitor.
Before adjournment, the Light Com
mlttee was Instructed to interview
the Cumberland Electric Light Co.,
to see if it is at all possible to procure a reduction ln the rates, both
for street lighting and for the citizens as well.
The committee ot the Cumberland
Pioneers' Rc-Unlon celebration wish
to notlty all old-timers that the annual event will take place on Monday,
February 1st. It any old-timer has
not received his or her invitation
they are asked to notify Mrs. R. H.
Robertson, West Cumberland. The
committee feels that lt ls almost Impossible to get ln touch with all old-
timers and take this means of acquainting them of the annual reunion. If you have been overlooked
pleaBe get In touch with Mrs. Robertson or phone 48.
PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK
AT THE ILO-ILO THEATRE
Friday and Saturday (this week),
Thomas Meighan In "The Man Who
Found Hlmselt." Monday and Tuesday (next week), Larry Semon ln "The
Girl In the Limousine," comedy and
News. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan.
27-28, "Gold Fish," Chapter 5 ot the
"Ace ol Spades" and Comedy. Friday and Saturday, January 29 and
30, Reginald Deny ln "Where Was I?"
Also Comedy and News.
PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK
AT THE GAIETY THEATRE
Friday and Saturday (thlsweek).
the story trom real life, "Lightnin!"
Also Comedy and News. Monday only
next week, "The Ancient Mariner" as
well as comedy and episode 4 of the
"Ace of Spades." Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26-27, "The Heart ot
a Siren," also comedy. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, January 28-2»
and 30, Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin
Norman Kerry and 5,000 others ln
"The Phantom ot the Opera."
ALBERNI BASKETERS
PLAY HERE SATURDAY
The following Basketball games will
be played in the Band Hall Saturday
evening; 8:00 p.m., Yellowjackets
versus Go Getters; 8:50 p.m., Alberni
versus Cumberland (men).
Admission. Gents 36 cents; Ladles
25 cents.
TEACHERS SALARIES
ARE ALL INCREASED
I /
Cars
BEST VALUES IN THE
DISTRICT
We have a fine selection of
GUARANTEED Used Cars, all
makes, tourings, roadsters, and
closed cars as well as trucks.
Every car reduced in price to
make room for new models.
We have Fords from $45.00 and
up, Chevrolets, Dodge, Star and
Overland models, all at bargain
prices.
SEE  US  BEFORE  BUYING!
Blunt & Ewart
Limited
agents for
McLAUGHLIN-BUICK &
CHEVROLET CARS
Phone 61, Courtenay.
At the adjourned meeting of the
Cumberland Board of School Trustees held on Thursday evening to
further consider the estimates for the
year 1926, teachers and their salaries
were the only subjects that came up
for dlscuBsion. Trustee J C. Brown
occupied the chair with a full board
present.
After giving each and every teacher
on the staff their consideration, the
Board decided to grant increases in
salary  as follows:
F. R. Shenstone, principal of the
High School, $50.00 per annum, and
$100.00 per anum to the assistant
principal, Miss Partridge.
Geo. E. Apps, principal ot the Public schools gets $100 per annum ot an
Increase; H. E. Murray, $60.00; Miss
T. A. Gallivan, $100.00, while the re
mainder of the staff get a fifty dollar
Increase. It was said even with the
increases that teachers salaries here
were still lower than those ot a similar centre.
The meeting adjourned to meet
again on Tuesday next when the remaining estimates will be dealt with.
Mrs. Geo. K. MacNaughton and W-m.
Henderson Jr. are the new members
on the Board of School Trustees.
OTHER LINES OF SPORTS
MAY BE STARTED
(Continued from Page One)
ably responded to by Mr. J. Robb, the
Vice-President of the club. Indoor
and Outdoor Sports was responded to
by Messrs. H. Jackuuu md H. Water-
field. The toast to the Audit and
Finance committee, was left to the
genial Charles Hitchens, a new member, who In the course of a neat
speech said he would endeavor to dis
charge his duties to the very best of
his ability. The Literary committee
toast was responded to by Mr. Ed.
Hughes and the toast to the Cumberland United Football Club waa replied
to by Mr. J. L. Brown, the late president of the club, and by the assistant
manager, Mr. R. T. Brown, whilst the
toast to The Press waa responded to
by Mr. J. Vernon-Jones. The toast
list was Interspersed with vocal and
Instrumental selections and a tew
community songs. The following artists delighted the assembled guests
with their respective selections:
Messrs. R. Goodall, W. Jackson, Rees
Rogers, George Shearer, J. Robb, J.
Walton, H. Bates, T. Robertson, H.
Jackson, R. T. Brown, J. Quinn, R.
Yates, Geo. O'Brien and A. Orr. The
singing of "Auld Lang Syne" brought
to a close one ot the best functions
held at the popular hostelry, the
Union Hotel.
Chocolates!
MOIRS' and NEILSON'S
75c. & $1.00
per pound
SPECIAL-MOIRS' CREAMS
38c. per pound
Lang's Drug Store
The Rexall-Kodak Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's
WHY   NANAIMO?
At the meeting ot the B.C.F.A. held
on Saturday last in Vancouver, Cumberland and Ladysmith entered protests against the action of the Upper
Island Association in ordering all
Brackman-Ker Cup games to be
played ln Nanaimo, instead ot on the
TAXI
TAXI
Safety andComfort
Day or Night
CAR  SERVICE
24 -TELEPHONE 100
Cumberland Hotel
Car   leaves   Cumberland   Hotel
at  8:00  o'clock every   Sunday
morning   and   meets   boat   at
Union Bay.
TOI'RIN'a PARTIES CATERED
TO AT REASONABLE RATES
ASK FOR
Charlie Dalton
TAXI
TAXI
UNION   HOTEL
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Comfort  and  Homelike  service
M  rooms,   electrically   heated
Ixcellent cuisine—
For reservations Phtae II.
K. TATBS, Manager
CUMBERLAND  HOTEL
WM. MERRIFIELD, Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMODATION
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
grounds of thc clubs first drawn.
Only four teams entered this year
and the draw was, Cumberland vs.
mo, and the Upper Island Council
appearently construed the games as
semi-finals in making their decision.
It was agreed to aHk tlie Island association to reconsider their decision with regard to the venues, and it
possible play the games on the fields
of the clubs first mentioned, so that
the three different sporting centres
will have the opportunity of witnessing a game, seeing that the final will
be played In Nanaimo.
Archdeacon Laycock was the guest
of the Rev. E. O. and Mrs. Robathan
during the past week.
NOTICE
On and after this date any person
or persons found removing coal or
other material from the yards, cars
or property of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited without a permit will be prosecuted to the lull
extent of the law.
CANADIAN  COLLIERIES
(DUNSMUIR)   LIMITED.
FOR SALE - OVERLAND COUPE
1925 model. Only run 1930 miles,
better than new. everything in perfect condition. No reasonable offer
refused. Apply W. J. Keenan, Derwent Avenue. Cumberland. B.C.
3-5
FOR SALE—C Melody Saxaphone in
first class condition. Apply Box
141 or at the Islander Office.
WANTED—Piano in good condition.
Will buy or rent. Apply Islander
Office. t.f.
BARRELS    FOR    SALE—Apply    at
McBryde's Bakery, Courtenay, B.C.
LOST—Bunch of Keys ln vicinity of
Post Office. Will Finder please return same to Islander Office.
Startling
NEW PRICES!
VITAL IMPROVEMENTS!
ATTRACTIVE NEW COLORS!
Absolute Smoothness and Quietness of Engine
Operation characterizes the Improved
Dodge Bros. Motor Car
DODGE BROTHERS HAVE ALWAYS LED THE
WORLD IN QUALITY—NOW THEY LEAD IN
QUALITY AND PRICE
Call and get details
Pidcock and McKenzie
Phone 25
District Agents
Courtenay, B. C.
Phone 25

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