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 THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER"
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FORTY-THIRD YEAR—No. 12.
CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA      SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM
Local Telephone     Complete Revision
Rates Reduced  Of Fall Fair Prize
List Decided On
New telephone rates and new method of telephoning is now effective between Cumberland and Courtenay.
Formerly loug distance only was employed, whereby the name of tho
party wanted was given, and tbe caller hung up the telephone receiver and
waltert. Now the two-number rapid
fire s.-sioni ls in use. the party calling
waiting for the answer as In ordinary telephoning. This improved
system has been made possible, us
additional copper circuits havo recently been built by tbe B. C. Tele«
phone Company.
With the new system comes a reduction In rate. Under tlie. old style.
tlie rate was 15 cents, but with the
two-number system the rate Is 10
cents for live minutes.
Committees   Have   Been   Named   lo
Revise ull Branches for Directors'
Approval
BOARD OF TRADE TO PUT
»*»*»»*«**«»***«««»»«*♦♦
CUMBERLAND DISTRICT ON MAP
SOCIAL EVENING
A social evening was spent at the
home of Mrs. Andrew Clarke on Wednesday evening for the benfit of
Court Cumberland A.O.F. During
tbe evening a box of chocolates was
raffled and won by Mrs. A. Clarke.
WHIST DRIVE
A wlhst drive will be held in the Fraternity Hall on Thursday, the 3rd day
of April .under the auspices of Court
Cumberland, A.O.F, A cordial invitation ls extended to all. Whist
commences at 8 p.m. Admission 25c.
On this occasion the regular meeting Count Cumberland will commence
at 6.30 prompt.
Why Not Have
A Queen Contest
For 24th Of May
As you are aware, May 24th is only
two months away and nothing hns
been done yet In the way of arranging anything for tbe holiday. Of
course there is ample time to arrange
for the sports but if a Queen Is to be
selected, well, we bad better start
something. In the past most of the
larger cities have been running a
May Queen Contest and have found
that It Is a very good method of selecting a Queen. Now, cannot something like this be arranged for Cumberland? Most contests have been
run on a system like the following
and we think that lt would work out
very satisfactorily In our City.
Two or three popular girls would be
selected, their photographs taken and
printed on cards, same cards to act
as votes, selling for ten cents each,
each card given having a value of ten
votes. The young lady getting the
highest number ot votes would be
Queen and the less fortunate competitors Maids of Honor. A large float
could be made and the royal party
would ride ln state in the parade to
sport Held, as last. year.
This, we think, is a mucli better
method than has hitherto heen used
in thia city and the money from the
sale of tickets would easily pay for
Uie expenses of running the contest.
How about it, May Celebration Committee or tbe Ladles Organizations of
the City? Why nol. act on this suggestion?
A suggestion has Just beeu made io
us that the Auxiliary of the Hospital
take over this matter and use the
proceeds for the benefit of Hint Institution.
COURTENAY,—In preparation for
the fall fair of tlie Comox Agrlcul- j
tural and Industrial Association com-'
mittees have been named to completely revise the prize list. This has
heen doue on a recommendation of
the secretary. Mr. Felix Thomas. Each
division has been entrusted to a com-
inlllee of two persons, members of tbe
Association. ;
The revision of the horse section Is
hi charge of William Duncan nnd Wil-
Ham Urquhart; the cattle and swine
division Is In charge of Thorold
Smith and William T. Wain; tbe
poultry division has received a thorough revision under the supervision
of W. J. Qunn and M. S. Stephen.);
Oeorge Edwards and A. H. Herd have
been'asked to bring the garden vegetable section up to date aud the fruit
and Held crop division has been placed
ln the capable hands of H. P. Allberry and G. R. Bates. The (lower
section will be taken care of by Mrs.
W. McPhee and Mrs. Theed Pearae;
Mrs. W. Brown and Mrs. William T.
Wain are ln charge of the revision of
Ihe cookery and preserving section
and Mrs. McPhee and Mrs. Thomas
have done excellent work on the
needlework section. It is hoped lo
have the revision complete and ready
for presentation to the next meeting
of ihe board of directors for approval.
At the annual meeting Of the Cumberland Board of Trade, with John
Sutherland ln the chair, the following
officers were elected for the ensuing
year:
I    Oeorge W. Clinton, President; Rob.
[ert C. Lang, Vice-President; Edward
j W. Bickle, Secretary' and Thomas H.
i Carey, Treasurer.
Execeutlve Committee—F. A. McCarthy, D. R. MacDouald, Capt. John
C, Brown, Alex. McKinnon, C. H. Tarbell, John Sutherland and T. He, land.
i Fnlnnce Committee oppolnted were:
iMessrs. McCarthy, T. Heyland nnd
MacDonald.
The G.W.V.A. will be asked to appoint two representatives to the Cumberland Board of Trade.
ENGLI.SH CATHEDRALS
SUBJECT OF LECTURE
A good attendance greeted the Rev.
R. 11. Trumpour of Vancouver, at tho
Anglican church Hall on Saturday
evening last, the occasion being an
Illustrated lecture by this renowned
speaker, who took for his subject:
"English Cathedrals". Mr. Trump-
our's address was profusely illustrated
by means ot slides thrown bn the
screen showing cathedrals from Carlisle to Truro. The audience was
very attentive, tlie lecturer delivering
his address in a very Interesting manner. A hearty vote of thanks was
tendered to Mr. Trumpour at the close
for his most interesting talk.
SUPREME CHIEF
VISITS NANAIMO
PYTHIAN SISTERS
FALSE RUMOR OF
FORMER CITIZEN'S DEATH
Recently a rumor was current In
Cumberland that one of our former
Lucy McQuague, the Supreme Chief
of the Pythian Sisters Lodge, was a
visitor to Silver Leaf Temple. Nanaimo, on Monday, March 17, where
representatives of the Vancouver Island Lodges gathered to entertain
her. Grand Chief Irene Stein of
New Westminster end Kate M. H.
Davies, Supreme Representative for
B. C, accompanied her and took part
In the entertainment given at night
in tbe Lodge rooms, when songs nnd
speeches took place and an Irish
sketch was presented by members of
Nanaimo Temple. Many Sisters from
all over the Island were present,
Benevolence Temple of this city being well represented by the following
members: Mrs. A. Walker, Mrs, M.
Stewart, Mrs. G. Shearer, Mrs. J. Horbury, Mrs, F. Jaynes, Mrs. H. Wilson
and Mrs. Ecolt.
Communications from the Agent
General of British Columbia, In con
nectlon with the British Empire Exhibition were ordered received and
filed.
The committee appointed to Investigate the Increase in water rates reported that all complaints had been
adjusted to the satisfaction ot all concerned.
Accounts were referred to the finance cotntnitte for payment.
It was decided to restuest President
Sutherland to render an account of
ten dollars: for car hire while attending the convention of the Associated
Boards of Trade. This Mr. Sutherland declined and said it was a pleasure to attend tlie convention and donated the ten dollars to tlie Board of
Trade.
On motion, It wns decided to.appoint a Publicity Committee and put
Cumberland on the map that the
beauties   of   Comox   Lake   might   be
made known ' and our surroundings
fully described. With that in view,
E. W. Biokle, R. C. Lang and George
O'Brien were appointed by the meeting. The Publicity Committee was
also Instructed to establish mile posts
along the Island Highway, Informing
the tourist of 1924 how many miles
to Cumberland and Comox Lake.
Rangers Enter        Scotch Concert
Final For 0. B.   j        One Of Merit
Allan Cup
Defeat   South.End   In   llnrd-Fonght
Game by 3-1—Marshall Stars
For Itaugers
Last'Saturday Baw one of the most
Interesting football games, either senior or Junior, that has ever been seen
The   regular  mujnthlly  nteetlng  ot ion the local football grounds, when
the Board of Tarde will be held on the
second Tuesday of each and evory
month.
The Finance Committee was requeued to collect the annual membership fee of (5.00.
It was decided to interview the
City Council and ask for a donation
of $250.00 for publicity purposes.
The secretary will write Thomas
Menzies. M P.P., the Hon.. the Minister of Public Works and Hon. William
Sloan, Informing the government of
the deplorable condition of the Highway from Cumberland to Comox Lake
the Cumberland Rangers met tlie Na
nairao South-End In the semi finals
of tho O.B. Allan Cup, emblematic of
the Junior Championship of British
Columbia. A large crowd of spectators were on hand when referee A.
S. Jones called the two teams together sharp at 4 o'clock, many Nanaimo supporters coming up with
their team while practically all the
soccer loving fans of Cumberland and
Bevan were out to cheer their team
on to victory.
Captain Courtenay, of the visiting
team, won the toss and decided to do-
The Board was* of Ihe opinion tbat It j fe"d lhe wei" Kral  wlth tlle s,m
should be graded at once and iu tho
event of an Injured man being brought
to tlie hospital from No. 4 Mine, he
may at least ride in the ambulance
without being shaken to death before
he arrives.
Our Dominion Representative will
be asked to oppose any Dominion appropriation towards the building of
coal bunkers at Vancouver. It will
be pointed out to bim that we have
deep water and excellent loading
wharves and It Is lo the advantage of
deep sea vessels to steam over to
Union Bay and take on their bunker
coal.
The Board of Trade will meet
again on Tuesday, April tlie 8th.
Upper Island Cup   House On Trent
To Be Presented      Road Is Burned
After Game      To The Ground
The Cumberland United   and  the i
l'hursday  evening  at  8  p.m.   the
Dnverport team ot Nanaimo will meet j hoUHe of Mr  T  Eccleston on Trent
on Sunday iu tlie concluding game of! ,        , , .,
..      ,,,,,. .   , ,   i Road  was  burned  completly  to  the
the   Upper-Island   League   schedule.
The result of tills game will have no j e""""1 wnlle Mr. and Mrs. Eccleston
hearing on the championship, as the and family were all In Cumberland.
locals have such a commanding lead,
that even a reverse would not affect
their position. At the conclusion of
the game, which is scheduled to start j
at 2.30, the cup will be presented to |
the local team's captain, Mr. J. Dawson, of Nanaimo will have charge of
the game, nnd the local's team will
he ehoBen from the following:—
Blair; Stewart. Foster; Monohan,
Conti, Brake; Hltchens, Milligan,
Graham, Turner and Deluce.
The cause of the Are is unknown,
hut when the family left, the kitchen
fire was burning so it is probable that
this was the source of the trouble.
The fire had too much of a start before It was noticed for the neighbors
lo put it out and inside ot a half hour
the house was a blazing mass.
Don't    cough,    use
Lang's  Drug Store.
Flax-O-Leno.
DR. R. B. DIER, DENTAL
SURGEON, HERE FOR
NEXT TWO WEEKS
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
HEAR MRS. DIXON
ORGANIZING SECRETARY
Dr.  Dler,  the  well  known   Dental!    MrB* °* J* Kichnrdson entertained at
Surgeon, will be in Cumberland for jl'er home on Maryport Avenue on Frl-
the next two weeks relieving Dr. Gor-1 "^ even"*B lBst' ,he °ccasion beln*" a
special meeting of tho Women's Auxiliary of Holy Trinity Anglican Church
of which Mrs. Richardson is President. The guest of honor ot the
evening wns Mrs. Dixon, ot Victoria,
organizing secretary of the organization,   who  took   for  her  subject   the
their hocks. Campbell kicked off for
the Rangers and with a nice piece of
combination play on the part of his
forwards .brought the ball up to within shooting distance of thc Nanaimo
goal but Spruston kicked clear from
a dangerous mix-up and let his forwards awn..-. Play reverted to the
other end but Robinson and Auchlnvole, were on the Job and kept the ball
at a safe distance until their men were
back in position again. Another
combined rush brought the play to
Burns, the Ranger speedy outside
left, who made a fine ruu and een
tered beautifully. Watson pounced
on the ball when ln good position bul
the best he could do was to kick feebly over the bar, missing a glorious
chance to open the scoring. After
about twenty minutes of fairly equal
play Burns again secured, made one
of llie prettiest runs up the wing that
has been seen for some time niul
agalu centered beautifully. This
time Campbell was waiting for the
boll which he placed into the net, well
out of the goal keepers reach, putting
his team one up, much to the delight
of the home fans. Their delight,
however, was short lived for not
many minutes after centering the
ball the visiting left wing took It right
down to the Ranger goal area unassisted, where, through a misunderstanding on thc part of Weir and
Robertson, the inside left secured and
scored a clean shot far out of the
reach of Walker. This goal, whlcn
ended the scoring for the first half,
put the teams on even terms with one
goal each.
The second half started out with a
rush on the part of the Bevan hoys
and for a few minutes it was all
Courtenay and Co. could do to stop
them, lt didn't last long though and
for the remainder of the period both
teams were content to merely play a
defensive game although at times
they would waken up and try hard to
break the tie score. Watson missed
another good chance when he put one
of  Bums' choice offerings  fnr over
The Scotch Concert held ln tho
Prebyterian Church last Friday evening was the flrst of its nature that
the church committee lias ever put on
but If having a large crowd present
makes any weight, then it will not be
the last, for the churcb which Is quite
spacious, was filled to capacity.
The concert was opened by a very
well-played selection by Mr. Murray's
School Band nnd was followed by a
cornet solo by Mr. II. .Murdock, both
of  which   numbers  were  thoroughly
! enjoyed by the audiences    Three very
j excellent vocal solos followed:  "The
j Auld   Pair  OThaws"   by   Air.  J.  O.
| Hrown. "Angus MacDonald" by Mrs.
Blair and "There's a Wee Bit Land"
I by Mr. It. Spltall.     Thc sixth on the
! program was a reading by Mr. Car-
j rick, his humor throwing his llstcn-
j ers into lits of laughter.     Mrs. Gor-
j don gave a line rendition of "Rothesay Bay" and was followed by Mr. J.
G. Brown who sang the old favorite,
"I  Love  A   Lassie',  after  which   he
and Mrs. Blair joined In a duet. Number ten was a violin solo by Master Hi-
bert McLeod. Tbe playing of this lad is
marvellous  considering  his  age and
his younger brother Raymond,    who
also gave a fesv selection on the cornet, is not far behind in musical ability.     Mr. Goodali and Mrs. Boag sang
two  solos  the  latter  giving a good
rendition of "Annie Laurie."     Followed  another reading  by  Mr.  Carrlck
and a vocal solo by Mr. J. G. Brown,
"Bonnie Scotland."    The fifteenth and
last, number was a duet "Mary", by
Mrs. Blair and Mr. Goodali and was
very  well sung.
Dr. George K, MacNaughton acted
as chairman.
OPERETTA TO BE
STAGED APRIL
21
The pupils of Mrs. Oliver and Mrs.
Finch Intend holding un operetta In
tlie Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Thursday,
April 21th.     This notice is Just a nv
well known and highly respected ell-1 ln|n(|el. ror you |0 keep Mh date open
izens, Mr. Colin Campbell, who Is
living now ln San Dlego, Cal., had tiled
as a result of a very serious operation
for appendicitis. We are sincerely
glad to state that this is not the case
as the following note, from reliable
authority In San Dlego, shows:
"Mr. Colin Campbell of Son Dlego.
Cal., formerly of Cumberland, after
undergoing a serious operation at St.
Joseph's Hospital, San Dlego, has returned to his home where he Is progressing favorably.
Apt-lie 24th.
"TAKE ME BACK
TO BLIGHTY"
don who Is leaving tor Vancouver on
a business trip. I
A few years ago tlie teeth received.1
little or  no  consideration  from  the!
medical profession;  today the great-;
| est medical specialists agree that the
| majority of cases of ill health can be
I traces!  to bad  teeth.
j    Records   from   large  public  dental
.clinics in the United States show that
I ninety-five, out   of   every   hundred
| people have bad teeth.     This alone
| should bring home to us the necessity
i of having   our   mouths   Immediately
placed in a sanitary condition.
j    Through the modern and up-to-date
. denial system that Dr. Dler lias Installed lu his various ofllccs the citizens of tills cily and district aro able
to receive high class dental work at a
i very moderate cost.     Certain kinds
of modern dentistry such as remo
work of the auxiliary.
The large attendance greatly appreciated the remarks of the speaker and
after refreshments had been served
by the hostess, n hearty vote of thanks
was tendered to Mrs. Dixon for her
very able address.
NEW MILLINERY
STORE TO BE OPENED
THIS SATURDAY
Masquerade Ball
Held By Firemen
Huge Success
The 17th of March is noted more in
this City for being the date of tho
Firemen's Masquerade Ball than lt is
for being St. Patrick's Day, If one
were to judge from the crowd thnt
filled the Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall to capacity on Monday night. Receipts,
taken at the door alone, amounted to
two hundred and twenty-seven dollars
00 it can be easily understood liow
many attended.
The grand march started at 11 pm.,
with tbe following Judges: Mrs.
Farmer, Mrs. Alex Maxwell, Mr. Durant, Port Alberni, and Mr. Kaplanski,
Nanaimo, who selected the following
as the various prize winners.
Prize Waltz: Miss Beatrice Mitchell
and Mr. Duncan Fraser; Special. Miss
II. Lockhr.it and Mr. F. Slaughter;
Best Dressed Lady: Mrs. Covert, Cumberland; Best Dressed Gent, Robert
McNeil Sr., Cumberland; Best Sustained Lady, .Mrs. W. II. Cope, Cumberland; Best Sustained Gent, James
W. Tremlett; Best National Lady, Mrs.
Andrew Kay, Union Bay; Best Xation
the bar and far out of the Held but]"1 Gont, •N,ra- Rundqulst, representing
he was not tho only one for both sets
of forwards were kicking wild and
passing up good opportunities. Consequently the full time whistle came
with the score still n tie so Referee
Jones ordered fifteen minutes overtime to lie played each way .
On the resumption  of    piny    bota
teams tried hard lo break the tie but
the defenco was In each    case   too
strong.     Fate however seemed to be
against Nanaimo    for on a cross from
Burns,  Spruston  accidentally  caught
tho  ball  In   his  hands   when   In   the
dreaded  area.      ,\   penalty   was  the
only decision that could be given, so
Marshall   took   Ihe   kick   and   placed
tho ball In the corner of the net, clear
Madame Mason, ot Vancouver, who j °«l °' 'he goalie's roach.     Tills rebus had twenty years' experience In j TOr"e Pul now iile in    *•   visiting
the millinery business, has opened an | "-'am and unlil the end of the period
Irish Gent Ionian; Best Comic
Group, K, Marshall, A. Flawsc and P.
McCarr, Campbell River; Best Comic
Lady, Mr. Jack Stewart; Best Comic
Gent, Mr. W. Ilydes, Bevan; Best
Clown, J. Wilcock. Cumberland; Best
Flower Girl, Gretta Kay. l'nion Bay;
Best Advertising Character, Mrs. B.
Fisher, Latitzvllle.
Special Prizes were awarded to T.
Eccleston. W. White-house aud F. Don-
nally ta a Hawaiian Group and to ft
Watson, F. Slaughter, J, Walton and
W. Hutchinson as the Royston Fire
Dept, Thero were twelve Tombola
prizes given tor spectators with a
ipcclal prize awarded lo little Miss
Jeanne Quinn for drawing the tickets.
Mr, .1. Cameron acted as master of
POPULAR BANKER
The famous English comedy, "Take
me Back to Blighty," or "Squibs
Wins the Calcutta Sweep" opens at
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Friday and
Saturday. This fllm from Its record
In the Old Country Is said to be funnier than all Its predecessors. The
story Is a sequel to that other notable dental operation
comedy, "Me and My Gal." and takes
able bridge work and denture require  up-to-date millinery establishment- In | "u'y  "cmmcd  'he  Rangers
adjustment that will carry one over a I the Vendenc Block, Dunsmuir Avenue,
period of two months before one hun-! Cumberland.
dred per cent efficiency Is attained. It |    A large consignment of pattern hats
ceremonies In a most efficient manner
iu   tbelr  and Plump's Orchestra excelled thoni-
o«n half but were unable to score. I solves lu rendering some of the latest
Exactly nine minutes from the end : dance music.     Altogether, everything
is impossible to have this class of
work done outside of the cily In a
short space of time. Dr. Dicr specializes in modern crown and bridge
work. Painless methods used In all
Is now on view, all arc hand mnde.
models designed hi tbe latest shades.
A full line of smart ready-to wears
will also be carried.
To celebrate the opening of her new
store.   Madame   Mason   will    put    a
. of the second overtime period Welt-
took the ball right down the left wing
and crossed into tbe mouth of the
. goal where Campbell wns walling
[ Tlie latter made a clean miss but as
| luck would have It Watson was be-
! hind him and placed  the  ball  clean
was pronounced a huge success and
the 17th of March will be looked
forward to again next year..
Dr. Gordon, who ls a dental prac-1 special sale on today (Saturday) ond Iil110 tlle n9t tor " nue K°a] whldl l)ut
iol^TRANsSFERRED up ",e t,lre"'' of tl,e adventures ot doner of many years standing has I the announcement Is mode, that if the i M" u'al" lw0 "P. practically cinching
  ' Sam 'Opklus, tlie rummiest blighter In  charge of the Dental Surgery and In | ladies of Cumberland ond district re-! lll°  Bnn"-'  for  the   Rangers
The many friends of Freddy Squires
tho popular teller ln the Commerce
Bank ,will be sorry to hear that he
has been transferred to Ladysmith.
Mr. Taylor of South Hill, South Vancouver, will take his place. "Freddy"
goes oa Sunday and we wish him the
beat ot luck.
London; Squibs the lovable flower
girl, and P. C. Charlie Lee, copper
from Piccadilly CIrcUB.
In the cinema Squibs Is represented
as the*Inner of the famous £60.000
Calcutta Sweepstakes, end the way
she comes Into the ticket ls funny ln
the extreme.
the future Dr. Dler will make period- j quire exceptional bargains, nn early
leal visits. All work Is hacked by
Dr. Dlers usual guarantee and twenty years of practical experience in
high class dentlBtry and post-graduate work.
Office hours: 9-12 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.
Evenings 7-9.
visit to the store on Saturday is advised.
Mr. Pletrlo, of Armstrong, arrived
In Cumberland on Tuesday evening
and will be the guest of Mr. H. K.
Murray for a tew daye.
From
then on until the end they ployed a defensive game with the resuli thai
Nanaimo were unable to score although they missed a glorious chance
when Walker look a flying kick at tho
ball and missed, leaving Courtenay
with the goal at his mercy.    The lat-
it. C, Lang returned f: jm a business
I rip to Victoria, arriving back In
Cumlierland on Mondaj  afternoon.
besl opening bis team had all through
and so Ihe g e    ended    with    tbe
Rangers winners by a score of 3-1.
This win gives them thc right to
meet Vancouver or Victoria for tho
I B.C. dumplonplilp In the Junior dl-
i vision anil also possession of the O.
I B. Allan Cup, which the Cumberland
ter  however,  missed  what  was  the  Juniors uow hold, for the yoar PAGE TWO
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
Published every Saturday morning at
Cumberland. B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
FOR YOU!
Sometimes In this old world of
ours
You feel a trifle blue;
But when the dark clouds
gather
And the sunshine tutors
through
You'll  find a ray that's shining
.lust specialty for you.
AN EDITOR'S DISCRETION
"Keep it out of the paper," is the
cry which Ihe local newspaper publisher frequently hears. To oblige
often costs considerable, though the
party who makes the request thinks
i!u> granting scarcely worth a "thank
you." A newspaper is a peculiar
thing In the public's eye. The news-
gatherer is stormed at because ho
getB hold of one iiwn and is abused
because he does not get another.
Young men and young women, as well
as older persons, perform acts which
become legitimate items for publication and then rush io the newspaper
office and beg the editor not to notice
their escapades. The very next week
they condemn the same paper for not
having written up another party doing the same thing, forgetting ap-
parently their late visit to the printing
office. The discretion of a country
editor Is a wonderful tiling and many
are the stories upon which he turns
his back, because of a good wife or
mother who would he grievously
hurt to see the thing in print. Don't
blame the editor for keeping some
things out of the paper, but be thankful that he has a heart and is not as
indifferent to your feelings as the
cold and calculating chap who sits at
the desk on the big city papers.
washing dishes and scouring pans,
until the man she is to marry comes
aud finds her out. She bobs her hair,
powders her nose, wears flesh-colored
stockings and short skirts, aud goes
out after the bashful swain. And
after a few years in office or store she
becomes the very girl who can weigh
housework against other work and
judge it rightly, because she has had
experience in other kinds.
The petted woman—a poor housekeeper—Is dying out. Lack of money
for high-priced servants and the natural distaste of a normal woman for
poor housekeeping, Ib bringing home
to the modern girl the fact that the
fundamental industry is housework.
The home is tbe unit of society, nut
the individual. Wherever you have
an Individual unattached there you
have discontent. Housework, the
making of tlie home, therefore, is the
great industry, There are more
graduated trained nurses mothering
their own children than there are in
tlie hospitals, there are more good
office girls baking waffles for the Ured
business men than there are steno.
graphers pounding the keys of *he
typewriter.
"Are you fooling me, daddy?" asked  the little fellow.
"No, my son, all those things and
many more are hidden in your little
acorn, but it takes time and toll to
develop them. In the heart of the
acorn Is an Opportunity, but you cannot live with this Opportunity until
time has had its way and toil its pay."
""What ls toil, daddy?"
And the father lifted the Uttle lad
to his shoulder and started home.
COUNT EM YOURSELF
A gentleman was lamenting the
other night that he could not find any
old-fashioned girls in the present day.
"The sweet girl who donned an apron
and went into the kitchen to bake
bread has been succeeded by the bobbed-haired stenographer," he said,
with a sigh.
Perhaps our old friend was looking through blue glasses. One of
the best bread-bakers of our acquaintance is a "bobbed-haired stenographer," and wo know a beautiful girl who
works eight hours in an office everyday and then hurries home to help
mother get the best supper you ever
ate. Because many young girls are
stenographers and bob their hair is
mi reason for an old grouch to Imagine that the gentle art of housework
haa been forever lost.
Housework can be made as pleasant
or lis distasieful to a woman as her
training permits. We do not believe
tbat tlie girl of today, with all her
power, liberty and ability, scorn
housework. But she no longer considers it necessary to wait at homo,
A BOY'S QUESTIQN
A little fellow walking through the
woods picked up an acorn and running to his father, asked, "Daddy;
what is that?"
The father sat down on a log and
taking the boy on his knee, answered
"My son. that is one of the most
wonderful  things  in   all  the  world.'
"More wonderful than ur radio set?'
asked the boy.
Tlie father thought tor a moment of
the voices that came through the
night, iuto their home, via the radio,
and then he said:
"Yes, my son. that little thing you
hold in your hand is greater than
radio. In the heart of that acorn is
a little cottage built for two. There
is a home, sweet home. In the heart
of this same acorn are chairs, tables
limbs for the log fire a cradle and a
coffin. In that little shell there's a
sheltering tree that may protect us."
Union Tailor
U. WATANABE.
Ladles'  and   Gents'
Fashionable    Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
P.O. Box 43 - Cumberland
Babies thrive
on it!
FREE BABY BOOKS
Write to tlle Borden Co. Limited,
Vancouver, for two Baby Welfare
Books.
There is a very simple reason
why
FLAX-OLENE
is such a popular remedy for
colds, coughs and bronchial
troubles.   It delivers the goods.
I!!
NEW  SHOES
Ladles' Sandles In Hrown, Red and Green, trims, the
very latest style at $4.75, $.5.00 and $5.75
Infant's mid Children's Non-rip Sandals $1.60 and $1.90
A new lot of Ladies' Sweaters in newest styles and
colorings,
Ladies' Butterfly brand Hosiery, in Black, Sand and
Nickle, Special at $1.00 and $1.25
l.nvs' Sweaters, a new lot just in priced at $1.95, $2.35
and ,  $2.50
Men's Fancy Heather Mixture Sweaters, for spring
wear, each    $3.50
Men's .Shirts, in fancy stripes and plain colors at $2.00,
S2.;>"., $2.50 and  $2.75
«
Fancy Silk Stripes, each at $3.50 and $4.00
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
CORPORATION OF THE
CITY OF CUMBERLAND
NOTICE
By Direction of the City Council, notice is hereby given that
all accumulation of ashes and
rubbish must forthwith be removed from premises within the
City.
Commencing 1st April an inspection will be made and the
presence of rubbish or other material consituting a menace to
health or a fire hazard will render the occupier of the premises
concerned liable to prosecution.
Rubbish Duipp
From and after the 21st March inst.
the rubbish dump nt the Bast end of
Dunsmuir Avenue will be closed, and
persons depositing rubbish therein
will be liable to prosecution.
A new rubbish dump has heen provided at the South end of Fifth Street
and in future all rubbish nnd garbage
must be deposited there.
Dry Ashes
Dry ashes and material of a similar nature may be deposited North
of the School where the ground is
being levelled—but care must be taken lhat no garbage or refuse of an
objectionable nature is deposited
there.
ALBERT J. MERRY,
City Clerk.
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
WM.MEMUFIEU),   Proprietor
GOOD ACCOMMODATION
EXCELLENT  CUISINE
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
UNION   HOTEL
(TMBEKI.AND, B. C.
s
Comfort  and   Homelike  service.
26  rooms,  electrically  heated.
Excellent cuisine—
For reservations Phone 10.
K. VAXES, Manager.
J. SUTHERLAND
—Agent for—
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B. {'.
The Largest and Most Up-to-date Dry
Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment
on Vancouver Island. We Clean or
Dye all kinds of Ladles' and Oents'
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.
Our  Work   and   Service
Will Please Von i :     it
PANTORIUM DYE WORKS
VICTORIA, B.C.      -      Phone UOf
Spring Opening
Fashion
French
Lingerie.
Bett)
Brown
Dresses.
Dress
Skirts
With
Camisole
Top.
Novelty
Sweaters.
FASHION FRENCH LINGERIE
In Maderia Nightgowns, Chemise and Step-
ins, Princess Slips, in Plain and Figured
Cotton Charmeuse, Bloomers in Sedan Satin
and Cotton Charmeuse, in all shades.
"BETTY BROWN DRESSES"
Made of "Brodella" an All Wool Broadcloth
finish Flannel in all shades.
DRESS SKIRTS WITH CAMISOLE TOP
Fashionable Dress Skirts, made in All Wool
Brodella Cloth, in combination box pleats
and knife pleats, with panel back and front,
a garment that can be worn on any occasion.
Specially priced   $fi.7»
NOVELTY SWEATERS
Novelty Sweaters, in Cardigans and Sleeveless Coats, Wool and Silk Mixture, in
combination colors.
EIc'JSMc'UB'E^
THE CASH CLOTHING AND SHOE STORE
WANTED!
200 BOVS TO BVV THEIR SPRUNG SUITS HERE
We have just opened up our new stock of the latest
models, the newest styles. Navy Blue All Wool Serges,
and Tweeds, in Browns and Greys.     Priced at
$8.50, $10.50, $12.00, $13.50
Boys' Bloomer Pants, in Navy Serge, Dark Browns,
Greys, Light and Dark.     Good serviceable materials
that will stand the wear.
Boys' Navy Serge Reefers, Foxs, All Wool Serge, wilh
Embroidered Silk Monogram on Arm.     Nothing nicer
for a Spring Overcoat for the Boys.     Prices right.
A large assortment of Boys' Sweaters, each from
$1.50
Men's Tip Top Suits, made to your measure.     Select
your own style and material
$27.00       with extra pants       $35.00
Nen's Ready Made Suits.     New spring models, from
$17.50 T0  $35.00
New Caps for Men and Boys at right prices.     New
Collars, hard and soft, in the latest shapes.     New
Leather Belts, each up from  SOc.
The Latest in Ties for Easter.
Men's Black Overalls, per pair $1.75
Frank Partridge
Cumberland
When you are in need of a
Plumbing & Heating Engineer!
see
R.Rushton
Phone 124, Courtenay, B.C.
or
Phone 157, Cumberland, B.C.
YOUR  NEEDS  WILL  RECEIVE
IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Theed Pearse
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
l'nion Bay Road
New Car Service
Car for Hire Day or Night
Phone 24 or 100
Cumberland Hotel
Ask for
Charlie Dalton
Connecting Ith Boat at Union Bay
every Sunday Morning. Leave Cum-
Inrland Hotel, 8 o'clock.
P. P. HARRISON
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
CUMBERLAND • • B. C.
JOS.   DAMONTE
•    GENERAL  DELIVERY
Delivered to All Parts ol District.
(oul, Wood and Roods et Any Kind
ASHES REMOVED
MODERATE CHARGES
TELEPHONE
53 ™
TELEPHONE
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
Cumberland
TAILORS
SUITS MAKE TO ORDER.
Pri-Nsinir    -    (li lining    .    Hepttlra
Telephone I.     ■     P. O. Box 17
(TMIIKFUND,  B.  U.
Elliott Totty
M.R.A.I.C., B.A.
ARCHITECT
m» B.C. Permanent Loan Bldg
PHONE I'm      VICTORIA, BX, SATURDAY, MARCH 22. 1924.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE THREE
«1
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CUMBERLAND
Report and Financial
Statements for the
year ended 31st
December,
1923.
EXHIBIT "A"
BALANCE SHEET AS AT DECEMBER 31, 1923.
MARCH 10, 1924.
THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL,
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
DEAR SIRS;—
I beg to report that I have made an audit of the accounts of
the City of Cumberland for the year-ended December 31, 1923,
and that all my requirements as auditor have been complied with.
I submit herewith the following financial statements:—
Exhibit "A"—Balance Sheet as at December 31, 1923
Exhibit "B"—Revenue Statement for the year ended December 31, 1923.
Exhibit "C"—Cash Statement for the year ended December
31, 1923.
Real Estate and Buildings, $6,553.49
This amount includes the additional expenditure of $2,753.4!)
during 1923, in alterations to the Fire Hall, in addition to the
valuation placed upon the properties at December 31, 1922.
Equipment $3,590.00
The various items have been appraised as at December 31,
1923, and compose the above total.
Materials on Hand $383.00
This heading includes:—
Sewer Pipes ,  $   23.00
Tarvia, 30 barrels      360.00
$ 383.00
ASSETS
Real Estate and Buildings:
Real Estate   800.00
Municipal  Buildings   (Including alterations  to  Fire
Hall to date  4 6.753.49
Equipment at valuation:
Motor Truck  _ 1,800.00
Fire Apparatus  1,250.00
Wagons, Sleighs and Plowe   265 00
Horses   250.00
Tools  '   25.00
Current:
Materials on hand  383.00
Accounts Receivable  (Soldiers' Housing)   6,804.07
Arrears of Taxes  1,216.30
Cash at Haulier* (Current Account)  ....6,280.68
Cash at Bankers (Havings Account)    113.97
Cash In hand      10.01
6,553.49
3.690.O0
14,807.03
IjjjMsUjj
LIABILITIES
Government Loan   (Soldiers' Housing)     3,979.03
Board of School Trustwa   3.S45 US
Taxes Overpaid  -  111.75
Total Liabilities
Surplus   	
7.936.51
1,014.01
jjjjjjgQjjj)
Signed on behalf of .the City Council
MAYOR,  CHAS. J.  PARNHAAl
CLERK, ALBERT J. MERRY
Audited and found Correct
FRANK POUTER, Auditor.
EXHIBIT MB"
REVENUE STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1923
INCOME
Real Property Tax  5.246.70
Penalties and Interest    213.89
Dog Tax   _ ..'  76.00
Trade Licenses  _     1,924.25
Police Fines  745.30
Night Watchman s CollecUonB  642.50
Pound  Fees  32.00
Permit Fees .'.  5.00
Scale Fees  1.69
Soldiers' Housing Interest  422.24
Tax Sale Expense  12.14
Fire Department:  Donations  800.00
Team hire and hauling  90.36
Interest    17.17
Sundry Sales   14.96
Liquor Profits (proporUon)  _  1,586.44
Parl-Mutual Tax  680.08
Motor Licenses _...s  769.72
Government Contribution to upkeep of highways  _  1,289.33
EXPENDITURE
Accounts Receivable (Soldiers' Housing) $6,804.07
The Provincial Government has admitted the claims for the
rebates of $300.00 to each of the purchasers, and remitted the
interest on the total of $1,800.00 from the date of the agreement
with the purchasers. This has necessitated an adjustment of
the outstanding principal and interest in each of the six cases.
I would recommend a consolidation of the agreements and
outstanding balances on notes, with an amortized monthly payment to cover the total indebtedness.
Arrears of Taxes $1,215.30
Owing to the Tax Roll for 1922 not being balanced, it was
necessary to do that, in order to definitely ascertain the arrears
to be brought forward to the 1923 roll.
The 1923 roll has been balanced and shows outstanding taxes
of $1,216.30.
Cash in Hand $10.01.
Prior to July 31,1923, there is a balance of cash not accounted for of $136.68, for which no entries or vouchers, have been produced to me.
I have not included it in the assets on the Balance Sheet,
but am carrying it in Suspense Account pending your decision as
to its treatment.
Cash at Bankers
The balances have been verified by certificates from the Bank.
Government Loan $3,979.08
The balance due on the principal account is $4,000.00, with a
prepayment of interest account of $20.92.
Board of School Trustees $3,845.68
This sum is the balance in the hands of the City, after discharging the 1923 expenditures of the Board of School Trustees.
A separate banking account has now been opened for the
transactions of Board of School Trustees, into which the above
balance has been paid. '
General
The system of recording the cash receipts and expenditures
hitherto, has been very incomplete, and rendered the work of
keeping the cash balances somewhat difficult.
New cash books have been installed, which will obviate that
difficulty in the future, and in conjunction with the General
Ledger, should enable the position of any account to be readily
ascertained at any time.
Any further information I shall be pleased to furnish on
request.
Yours truly
♦144MJ6
Public Works:
Sidewalks:
Labor    152.50
Supplies   20.80
Roads: Labor  1,854.73
Supplies  83.17
Sewers:       Labor    184.90
Supplies      800.28
Electric Lighting   759.0r)
Police:
Salaries   .
Expenses
1.2S0.00
188.62
Health:
Salaries     200.00
Scavenging   044.15
Fire:
Insurance   ■'■   222.75
Supplies   280.30
iound: Expense 	
Scale: Expense 	
Stable: Expense 	
Soldiers' Housing, Interest and expense 	
City Hall:
Salaries: Council   406.00
Staff     730.00
Legal Costa  100.00
Office Stationery st Supplies   334.27
Advertising  347.41
PrlnUng    -   168.50
Election expense  54.20
Solicitor's Retaining Fee   200.00
Interest and Exchange   97.05
Telephone   81.20
WMter   10.00
Workmen's Compensation Insurance   65.44
Grant to May Sports   25.00
DesUtute Relief   260.81
Cash not accounted for   136.68
3,915.13
2,468.62
844.15
503.05
5.00
3.00
558.50
209.57
3,016.56
Total Expenditures 	
Excess of Income over Expenditure .
11.523.3S
2.960.68
*l 1,171,,-,..
EXHIBIT "C"
CASH STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1923.
RECEIPTS
Real Property Tax   5,864.04
Dog Tax  .,  76.00
Trade Licenses   1,924.26
Police Fines   746.30
Night Watchman's collections   642.60
Pound Fees   32.00
Permit Fees  6.00
Scale Fees  1.00
Soldiers' Housing:
Repayments   818.21
Rebates     1,800.00
Tax Sale redemption   140.37
Fire Department: Donations   800.00
Team hire and hauling   90.35
Interest    17.17
Sundry Sales   14.95
Liquor Profits (proportion)   1,585.44
Parl-Mutual Tax   586.08
Motor Licenses  769.72
Government Contribution to upkeep of highways   1.289.33
Loan from Bonk   4,000.00
Schools:
Bnlnnce outstanding  3,845.68
Less Taxes not collected    296.64 3,549.14
DISBURSEMENTS
Total Receipts 	
1923
Jan. 1 Cash In hand 	
Cash at Bankers (Current Account ...
Cash at Bankers (Savings Account)
24,741.35
136.23
3,341.65
147.00
Frank Porter,
Auditor.
Public Works:
Sidewalks:
Roads:
Sewers:
Labor    152.50
SuppUes   115.80
Labor   1,874.73
Supplies   274.24
Labor     184.90
Supplies   860.28
Electric Lighting   845.31
Police:
Salaries    2,280.00
Expenses      193.62.
Health:
Salaries    BOO.OO
Scavenging    644.16
Isolation Hospital  7.94
Grant to Hospital   699.15
Fire
Alteration to Fire Hall 2,753.49
Insurance    222.75
Supplies      284.45
Pound: Expense 	
Scale Expense 	
Stable Expense 	
Soldiers' Housing
Principal Repaid 	
Interest  	
City Taxes and Expense
..2,000.00
.   160.69
307,41
4,307.76
2,473.62
1,651.24
.'i.260.69
5,00
3.00
647,95
2,468.00
Cily Hall:
Salaries: Council   406.00
Staff    730.00
Legal Costs   100.00
Office Stationery & Supplies   834.27
Advertising   449.40
PrlnUng   199.20
Election expense  54.20
Solicitor's Retaining Fee   200.00
Interest and Exchange   97.05
Telephone    81.80
Water   10.00
Workmen's Compensation Insurance   65.11
Grant to May Sports   25.00
Bank Loan Repaid  4,000,00
Destitute Relief   264.81
7,016.63
Total Expenditures
1923
Dec. 31 Cashenot accounted for 	
Cash at Bankers (Current Account
Cash at Bankers (Savings Account)
Cash In hand 	
•Wjjtsjjt]
21,823.30
136.CS
6.280.08
113.97
10.01
taw,.2ii PAGE FOUR
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH J2, 1924.
| DODGE DELIVERED priceles contributions to science and
DINOSAUR EGGS  commerce,   would  have  been   Impos-
i ——— . sible without motor cars.
Numbers of tests show that
cleansing of Liver Gives
Quick Relief from Indigestion, Sour Stomach, Constipation and Stuffy Colds
BUILDS UP SYSTEM;
INCREASr.S STRENGTH
Announcement is made by leading
druggists throughout this section thm
they have mado arrangements with
Hi" Dr Thachor laboratories whereby
their customers may now obtain the
vegetable syrup perfected by Dr. M.
S. Thacher, celebrated American Physician. Awl. In order to demonstrate
the superior merits of this syrup,
druggists state that they will givo
away liberal It-lnl size bottles so long
as the limited supply for free dls-
tribution lasts.
dives Quick Relief
DV. Thacher lirst came Into public
notice by reason of his frequent demonstrations that indigestion, gas on an
acid stomach, constipation, colds that
hang on and a general run-down, tired
out feeling are often the result of n
sluggish Liver—and tbat relief In such
cases come quickly when the liver is
properly cleansed and toned and the
system functions onco more as .Valine intended.
Ifinv Nature Helps
There is a scientific reason for this
quick relief!
When working as Nature Intended
the Liver does three things necessary to keep you feeling your best.
First, it purifies your Blood, every
drop of which (liters through your
liver every fifteen minutes. Second,
your liver furnishes tlie essences essential to perfect digestion. Third.
your liver supplies the secretion.;
Nature furnishes to lubricate the intestines so that your bowels can move
gently, thoroughly und regularly every
day .
Why  Yuu  Feel  Badly
Your liver cannot do these things
when it becomes sluggish. Consequently you often wake up mornings
l'eiling dull and tired. Perhaps your
digestion is not as it used to he; gases
may bloat you after meals and your
heart may palpitate. Often you may
become constipated, your blood gets
in an unhealthy condition or you may
become nervous ami too "run-down"
It  was   the  Dodge  car  which   de-!
livered to civilization    the    dinosaur
eggs found in Mongolia by the Ro.,
Chapman Andrews party.
The  startling  discoveries    of    the
Third Asiatic  Expedition,  with  their
sils  ever  biought into the  United
States,
j    When the party started trom China
That is the blunt, unequivocal state- .Mr. Andrews was told that camels
nieui of Hoy Chapman Andrews, lead- and horses were the only means of
er of the expedition which returned transportation known in the interior
recently from a two-years' search of,of the country* be was about to pene-
innermost Mongolia, with the largest; trate. To cross tlie Gobi desert alone
and most  valuable collection of fos-1 was a feat to test the endurance of
 DR. H. S. THACHER,	
A.B., Ph.G., M.D.
Celebrated   American   Physician I
who proved that s..mploms such as
i those described In this article are
often the results of a sluggish llv-
er -and that  relief lu such cases ;
I comes quickly when the Liver is
properly cleansed and toned.     He ;
| also demonstrated that this relief
can  he gained  from  a  vegetable
I    syrup ami without llie treacherous
|    use  of  dangerous   or  habit-form- ;
I    ing drugs. j
| to throw off a cold. The minute your
' tongue becomes coated, or you feel
1 any one of these symptoms, give your
I liver intelligent help so that you may
: quickly feel your best again .
lso Dr. ThaclicrN Syrup
! Science has now come to the aid of
I Nature in offering quick relief. Dr.
I Thacher perfected a tonic of vege-
, table ingredelnts, known for their cor-
I rnctive and health-giving properties.
I This vegetable preparation is now
: known as Dr. Thacher's Liver tt
lllood Syrup. In numerous cases
those who have used it report that it
quickly corrected the various symptoms or a sluggish liver and builds up
strength, vigor and energy. Many of
them have gained speedy relief
ihrougli Its use, even after other preparations have failed.
Hon* It Gives Relief
!    Each ingredient has a definite work
to perform.  This is why Dr. Tha*her's
Liver & Blood Syrup helps Nature to
cleanse and tone the liver properly—
to  quickly improve digestion—to in-
i crease appetite, nourish and build up
j the system—to throw off stuffy colds
| —to soothe the  tired and over-Ured
nerves—to   gently   correct   constitpa-
tion, strengthen your body and send
pure, healthier blood coursing through
your veins.
| Clip the coupon below and get a
free trial size bottle today. Act quick-
, ly, before the supply for free distribution is exhausted.
Now You May Try This
Vegetable Syrup Free
There are many people in Cumberland who suffer from symptoms like
those described in the article above because they have tried many treatments
and have tailed to get results. And these arc the people we want Dr. Thacher'B
Liver & Blood Syrup to help.
Now is vour opportunity to get rid look and feel. It will cost you noth-
0f tha, tired, run-down feeling, to have * ^WTK Ipte'X
tine digestion again, to end constipa- ute vou begln l0 teel better. Keep up
tion, to throw off that, stuffy cold, to ftM hejptl}i treatment after the trial
win hack your strength, energy and gample hna demonstrated its superior
vigor and feel your very best again.   nle,.its ,n you_keep |t up until you
We want you to realize that these have fully regained your health and
symptoms are often the result of a voul. nver al,d whole system are work,
sluggish liver, and that relief conies |ng normally again. Then tell your
quickly when the liver is properly relatives and friends what it haa ac-
cleansed and toned. j tually done for you.      They will be
Take just a spoonful of Dr. Thach- ; completely satisfied with the regular
er's Liver & Blood Syrup ufter the ! dollar size; otherwise druggists are
next few meals. Notice the quick authorized to refund the purchaso
difference in the way you eat. sleep,  price.
FREE
• This Coupon  is Good for One Sample Bottle of
Inn.   THUIlKlt'N   MVKIt   &    BLOOD   SYRIT
If presented before Ihe supply for free distribution Is already
alien iiwiiv. Read the full details nhove* then aet at once*, as
ihis offer is limited. Gel a trial size NOW by presenting thli,
coupon to Limit's llrug & Honk Store In Cumberland and bj'
lending druggists In every elly und town.
SPLENDID RECORD
EXTRACTS FROM 1923 REPORT
1 Business Issued   $13,903,185
| Payments to Policyholders         708,060
I Assets         9,386,469
ra Through a material reduction in the expense rate, and
| the very satisfactory return of 7.09 per cent on invest-
1 ed funds, the Company is able to report record surplus
I earnings of $473,143, and to announce another increase
I tn policyholders.
1 GROWTH IN FIVE YEARS
k 1918 1923
1 Business Issued   $ 6,290,755   $13,903,185
1 Business in Force     26,543,570     65,796,389
B Income           1,246,830       2,650,09:1
Assets         5,493,106       9,386,469
The Dominion Life Assurance
Company
T. HUMPHRIES, Manager for Vancouver Island.
406-7 Pemberton Bldg., Victoria, B. C.
Coastal Indians of Mysterious Origin
Ufss-A (dm), lu* ui "Pipnosse."    Thli pliots>»r«pli wu
sUss.su km km m*U4 iwt«l»i»ii «• ".«»» •' Mrt<*> .•»•"•,
iratssssQialT sHsrTsssI utt pssltstssd  totem polssss.    IssMt-A tnicstl I
•THE Indiani of coastal British Columbia are unlike any other Indians of North America. The
nam* "Siwash", by which they are commonly distinguished from the plains Indians, is a corruption
of tht French word "sauvage", which the early explorers naturally applied to them. It is not a native
name. They do not look at all like the plains Indians but like Orientals and, though their history is
ao obscure that it is impossible to trace their origin,
this seems1 to prove beyond doubt that they are
sprung from some such stock, most probably the Japanese. It is a fact that if a Siwash and a Japanese
are dressed alike, one can hardly tell them apart.
How these people crossed the Pacific is a mystery. Perhaps they are the survivors of some hapless armada blown across the ocean in some bygone
age. Perhaps they deliberately sailed across, like
Columbuses of the East. Perhaps they crossed by
the ice of the Bering Straits. Anyhow, there they
are.
There are many other points of resemblance between the Siwash and the Oriental. Like the primitive Japanese, the Siwashes live by hunting and fishing and are much on the water—in fact, their canoes
are to them what the horse was to the Sioux. Like
the primitive Japanese, again, and unlike the plains
Indians, they do not live in tents hut in houses, which,
moreover, are of very similar architecture to those
of the Flowery Kingdom, though built of wood. And,
like the Japanese, they are a very poetic people with
a prolific and beautiful folk-lore.
But the most remarkable distinction enjoyed by
the Siwashes la their art, which does not resemble
thai of any other race—certainly not that of any
other American Indians. Of this, conventional realism sounds the key-note. Their buildings are richly
and fantastically carved. Their ceremonial dresseB
are equally elaborate.   They delight in bold effects
taken on th. Cusadlssn Pacific stock, Vancouver, svhsm la-
. Rliht—The etriklng feature of Siwash art is toi'-j bs His*f
lnfa.lt Slwaah.
and bright colors, especially in red, blue and green,
used in conjunction with black and white.
The striking feature of Siwash art ia found in
their grotesquely carved and painted totem poles,—
which are placed before the housea, Theae poles,
made to represent a column of diabolical birds and
beasts standing one above the other, form what ia
literally a family tree, the various totems telling the
story of the ancestry of the people living in the house
behind them. The Siwashes also manufacture weird
images resembling the idols of African tribes, which
are intended to exercise various supernatural powers,
such as the driving away of evil spirits.
The Siwashes of past times were, in some instances, a war-like lot, fond of fighting and bloodshed. Occasionally, if tradition speaks truth, they
put their decorative ability to sinister use. There is
a story, well vouched for, of a festive meeting between two tribes which had called a truce in their
otherwise perpetual feud. One tribe invited the other
to a friendly banquet in the community dining-hall.
The architect, after the fashion of natives, who glory
in complicating simple things, had so designed the
hall that the only entrance was through the beak of
un enormous wooden bird forming the fascade. No
one outside could see or hear what was going on
within the walls. Every one who entered had to do
so alone and head first. In turn, the guests scrambled
into the beak and vanished, until all had entered.
None of them ever came out. Their treacherous
hosts within, armed with clubs, gave each man his
quietus as soon as his head appeared.
An extremely clever way of getting rid of objectionable folk with the least possible inconvenience,
though not one which appeals to Christian men!
Today the coastal Indians are quiet and law-abiding citizens of Canada. But fine specimens of their
picturesque art may still be seen at several villages
not far from Vancouver and Victoria,
Why Ford Predominates
A Triumph of
Mechanical Simplicity
The Ford is without superfluous
parts, yet has everything needed lor
efficient operation.
Like all great engineering accomplishments, it has progressed through
simplification—the reduction to fundamentals.
This proctns of simplification has
brought into being many of those
distinctive features which are found
exclusively in Ford cars. The Ford
planetary transmission and three-
pedal control are among those features.
Experts agree that they arc ideally
suited to the small, light car.
Another feature is the Ford magneto,
so remarkable in principle and so successful in practice that a complete
unit was recently presented—by request—to the Smithsonian Institution.
There are many such features, but
these are sufficient to indicate the
sound foundation upon which engin
eers have pronounced the Ford to be
a triumph of mechanical simplicity.
See Any Authorised Ford Dealer
dfoncC
CARS       TRUCKS   -   TRACTORS
CF-31C
the most rugged car, and had lieeu
accomplished but seldom. To ford
the streams and cross the hilly, road-
leas wastes of the unknown lu-.il beyond the desert, however, was considered an utter impossibility.
Nevertheless. Mr. Andrews had
made up his mind.
"Dodge Brothers rules prevented
them from contributing their oars to
our expedition," he said, "but I felt
that I had to have them, anyhow, even
though numerous other manufacturers
hnd offered to supply mc. 1 had pen-
etrated Mongolia before and I knew
lust about what would be required of
i car.
"ilo I bought three Dodge Brothers
cars at full list prlc* lu risking -one
I touring car and two %.tou commer-
j oloilo.
j    "Whist   theae.  cars  did   wus  a   revolution  to the whole «a.»lern  world,
i \ve crossed rivers, plunged ln anil out
of deep ruts and thumped over bould-
I -rs until we thought everything muit
|. luilte to pieces,     Hut those ears kept
going.      Terribly    overloaded,    they
did   the   Impossible   dny   after   dav.
| Sometimes we chased wild    animals
j serosa the roudiess plains   at    high
speed.      I remember once the speedometer  was  registering 40 miles an
| hour when we were In hot pursuit of
a drove of wild asses.     One would
! think no ear could survive such abuse,
I as the plains were naturally full of
J nits and mounds.        Dut we drovo
' tbem hack to China, after 10.000 miles
j of this sort of us.ige, nnd sold them
without dltlic.ulty for more than tbe
' price of  three  new  Dodge  Brothers
I cars In thc United StateB.
I     Mr   Andresvs   ndded,  as   a  matter
i of course, that he would again take
! Dodge Brothers cars on his next ex-
; pedltlon, which he plans to start In
|June. 1924.
The expedition which he led Inlo
Mongolia occupied two years. Without motor cars, it would have taken
20 or 30 e-irs, it ls estimated. Among
the discoveries which science hails as
one of the most Important In centuries were several nests of dinosaur
eggs- the first ever found. In all,
256 crates of fossils were brought
back, Including skeletons of reptiles
fully ten thousand years old. Some
of these reptiles, according to kaA-
rewH. give obvious traced of having
been ancestors of a strange species
being uncovered from time to time In
North and South America, showing
that the two hemispheres were at one
time connected.
SYNOPSIS Iff
U1ACTMNDINTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Clown lands may be pre-em pi td by
Hi-Minn subject* over IS years of ace.
.ne! by aliens on' declaring intention
lo become British subject*, conditional upon residence, occupation,
tnd Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Fu.i information concerning regu-
;iiii ns regarding pre-emptions Is
riven In Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
•ilow tu Pre-empt Land," copies of
tvhl'cli can be obtained frae of chute
<y iui.iivsaiiiK the Department of
i-Hilda,; Victoria, H.C, or to any Oev-
timi nt Agent.
Itecord* will be granted covering
(■uiy land suitable for agricultural
purpose)!, und.which is not timber*
laud, i.e., carrying over 5.000 board
f"«t per acre west of the Coast Rang*
and u.oiio feet per acre east of thai
■ Range,
Ajipiii-atlona tor pre-emptions are
u he addressed to the Land Com-
ntsstoner of the Land Recording DI-
-Islnn, in which the land applied tor
iv minuted, aud are made on printed
Aims, copies ,of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied foi-
Ave years and Improvements made
io value of |io per acre, including
"tearing and cultivating at least Ave
ucres, liefore * Crown Grant can be
'■». i\ed,
For inuru detailed Information oae
ihe .tjuljerltt "How to sVre-empt
Land." »
PURCHASE
Applications are received for pur-
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlm berland,
fur iiKi'ti'iilturtil purposes; minimum
price of first*clew (arable) land la $1
her acre, and second-class ((rasing)
uud U-ifi per '"'te. Further Information regarding purchase er leaae
uf Crown lands is given In Bulletin
Nu. 10, l.niil Series, "Purchase and
l.tiiMe ijj  i'iown Lands.'
Mill, factory, or Industrial altea on
Imiier land, nut exceeding 40
■ia,v lie purchased or leased, the i
■IM ions Including payment of
•' i.nfpHbe.
HOMESITE LEASES
l usui-veyed areas, not eiceedlng I*
n't*, may be leased aa homeeuee,
• un .iltional upun a dwelling being
'• .<t">l In the first year, title being
oMulnAte after residence and Im*
lirovemeht conditions are fulfilled
snd land has heen surveyed.
LEASES
For grazing aud industrial
poses areas not eiceedlng Me
may   he  leased  by one  person  or a
company.
GRAZING
I'uder the tt ruing Act the Province Ls divided Into graslng districts
and the ranite administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are Issued based on
tiumbem ranged, priority being given
to established owners, Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially tree,
permits are available for sewers,
campers and travellers, up to tea
head.
pur- SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE FIVE
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jgwaaSBfliaattj^
ffl   News of Courtenay and Surrounding District   a
lai^iBEiiiiaisHSEiaHiiHsiaMaiM^
ACCEPTS POSITION
COURTENAY,—Mr. Horace Everett,
who bos been manager ut the Corfleld
Garage in Courtenay for the past twe
and a half years lias left for Vancouver where he has accepted a posi-
Go To The
Royston Motor Co.
For
REPAIRING,     OVERHAULING,     ACCESSORIES
GOODYEAR   TIRES,     GASOLINE   AND   OIL
A. J. EDWARDS        -        ■        ■'       ■        Royston
Phone 13'1M Courtenay Exchange
M, Everett came to Courtenay, ^   J^ JJ^
i
Of Hornby Island
Called By Death
Host  in'   friends   Attend   Funeral  of
Deceased Lady Wlm Has in ller
84th Year.
I tion.
-.viien
: Emde Garage and during his stay
i with thc linn has done good work in
! building up a thriving business. Besides his business activities, Mr. Ev-
I erelt has always taken a keen tnter-
I est ln musical entertainments and his
i services as an accompanist will be
,'niissed. Mrs. Everett and child ac.
company him.
CONTRACTOR FOR NEW
SCHOOL HAS ARRIVED
Mr, 11. Carson, of Vancouver, contractor for tho construction of the
new Dove Creek School, arrived and
made a start on the construction of
ihe new building.
LEADERS IN THE PIKET ELECTRIC
FISHING COMPETITION
UP TO MARCH 9
FRANK  DACK,  TROUT   2 LBS, 12 OZ.
1. W. McKENZIK, JR. SALMON  B LBS, 00/,.
PRIZES:
1st Prize—Fishing Rod.
2nd Prizes—Pair of Waders.
3rd Prize—Fly Book and Flies.
4th Prize—Your Choice (,$5.00).
WE CAHKY A COMPLETE LINK OK FISHING TACKLE
WE HAVE EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL
THE
Piket Electric
Phone
164
COURTENAY
B.C.
P.O. Box
71
I REGULAR MEETING
OF CITY COUNCIL
	
j    COURTENAY.—The    City    Council
I met in regular session -on    Monday
' iilght, with all the members In their
' chairs.      Tlie  chief  business  of  the
' meeting  was  the setting of  the  tax
I rate for the current year.     This was
I done, the result after discussion being that 27.8 Is the rate of taxation
i for 11124.     It is mado up as follows:
j Electric light 0.4;  School  10:   Water
' 12.4.     No general rate will lie requir-
, ed  as   the   revenue   from   the   public
1 utilities will take care of that.
J    Another    important    matter    dealt
with  was. the  repairs  to  roads   and
[streets  within  the municipality.      It
I was  decided   to  expend  on   this  account the sum of eight thousand dollars.     It has been definitely decided
to  shelve  for  the  present   time  any
by-law asking the ratepayers to sanction the extension of the electric light
system.
Pictures
Framed at
ancouver
Prices
We have a large assortment of mouldings and mounts
to choose from.     Workmanship guaranteed.
Chesterfields and Chairs of all description made to
order and manufactured on the premises.
Furniture repairs and re-upholstering in all branches
Old furniture made like new.     No job too small or too
large.     First class work at reasonable prices.
I Estimates free.
W. EMERIC, MASONIC BLOCK, COURTENAY
; LAST WHIST DRIVE
OF THE SEASON
|    COURTENAY.-Last   Friday   night
! \\\e community  club of  Dovo Crock
held   their   last   whist   drive   of   ilie
! season at the farm of Mrs. CJcidt, in a
' building that hus been kindly placcl
i at their disposal since the schoolhouse
1 was  destroyed  by   fire  last  autumn.
There were eight  tables in the play
! and a keen competition resulted, the
1 whin ers of prizes being:  Ladles first
Mrs. Thomas (.'. Woods; second Mra.
! L. ttees.     Gent's first .Mr. Harry Cur-
ney;  second  Mr.    Harry    Carwithen.
j Prizes were also awarded to the wln-
j ners of the six highest scores during
j the winter, these being won by Miss
Phyllis Hughes aud Mr. James Williamson.     The season lias been a successful one for the Dove Creed Club
and the whist drives have been  the
means of putting the school finances
in good condition.     It is said that all
is In readiness for the beginning of
construction  of the new school thut
has  been   authorized  to   replace  the
building burned down last year.
The deatli occurred on Sunday lust
at her home ou Hornby Island, of
Mrs. John Howe. Tlie deceased lady
who was a pioneer of this part of the
country, having lived here for the
past forty years, was in her alghty-
fourth.year. She is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. A. L. Pickles, of ITen-
m;ni Island and the following grandchildren, all residing on Denman Island: Mrs. p. J. Doheuy, Mrs. John
Melite, Miss May Pickles, and Bert,
Arthur and Krnest Pickles,
The funeral was held on Wednesday from the home on Denman
Island, the Hev. Mr. Leversedge of
the Anglican Church. Cumberland, officiating. The pallbearers were
Messrs. William Uaike. A. W. Scott,
George Beadnell, A. Ii. Swan, George
Harwood and J. Street.
That Ihe late Mrs. Howe had maintained her friends through a great
number of years was attested by the
number uf pioneers at the burial service and by the floral tributes sent a-;
.1 last mark of esteem by fhe member-i
of the little community iu which she
had lived .
BASEBALL  FANS TO MEET
rontTENAY,--A meeting of baseball enthusiasts is being called for
next Sunday afternoon al the Riverside
Hotel to re-organiae tbe Courteti.i.
Uaseball Club for the season 1924. A
financial statement for 1023 will be
iUbmitted by the manager, Mr. Hugh
Stewart. AH interested iu the diamond sport are requested to attend
ihis meeting at three o'clock.
Hurled in  Viiiicuiivcr,
The remains of llie late John Conway, of Menzies Ray, wore ssnt to
Vancouver on Tuesday morning
whore interment will be made in the
care of relatives.
* *    *
Ifctiirncd Prom Kngland.
Mr. and .Mrs. J. L. Holmes have relumed from a three months' holiday
(pent in England.
* *    *
llonci mooning at Klk llafel.
Lieutenant Godfrey of H.M.C.S. Patrician, and Mrs. Godfrey spent a week
at Ihe Elk Hotel, Comox, on a wedding
trip.
* X f
Visited Vnn to ii ver.
Mr. Daniel Kilpatrfck spent several
days last week at Vancouver.
CAN. DAUGHTERS
ENTERTAIN AT
WHIST DRIViS i
COURTENAY,—Booth's Hall was
the scene of one of the most success-1
ful w hist drives held this season
when the members of Canadian j
Daughters' League, Assembly N'o. ti,
were at home to a large number of!
their friends. Tbe hull was too
small to accommodate all those who
were desirous of playing cards and
quite u number of friends of the Assembly were keenly disappointed.
Twenty-seven tables were in the play,
the winners of prfses being: Ladies'
first Mrs. Alexander Hogg; second
was tt tie between Mrs. It I'. Hurford aud Mrs. J. Sutton. On the cut
of tlie cards, Mrs. Hurford won, The,
Consolation prize went to Miss Agnes
Hogg. Men's prizes were won by
Mr. William Booth first; Mr. Alexati
der Hogg and Mr. Lance Berkeley
cut for second, the former winning;
consolation prize was won by Mr. F.
Movitz, After cards, delicious re-
after which a dance followed, tlie
rresbmeuts were served by the ladies
music being provided by fhe Native
Sons' orchestra.
NEW CHEMIST AT COOKE'S
COURTENAY,—Mr, Krnest Bakn-
well, who In an analytical chemist
with Old Country experience, hoe
taken a pnsftlon at the Heber Cook"
Drug Store In this city. He comes
here from Powell Itiver. where he
has been on Ihe stall' of the Powell
Itiver Drug Company.
Garage Almost Ki'iifi.v.
It is more than likely that tlie early
part of next week will And Meredith
Bros. & Bell-Irving settled in their
new garage on the Union  Bay Road.
EVERETT MAN
PURCHASES LALONDE
STAGE LINE
COURTENAY— After four years in
the motor transport business during
which time lie has operated and popularized the Campbell River Stage,
Frank Lalonde haa disponed of his
Studebaker cars to Mr. S. R. Ritchie.
of Everett, who will take possession
of thc line on the first of April. Mr.
Ritchie is an experienced motor bus
operator, having run a lino out of
Everett, Washington for aeverai years.
He was on a visit to Comox Valley
and thi" prospects looked bo favorable
lo hlm that he at once entered Into
negotiations for the purchase of the
Lalonde stage line. Mr, Lalonde
lias certainly given real, businesslike
service while he bus been on the run.
In this connection he has been greatly assisted by Mrs. Lalonde. Mr.
and Mrs, Lalonde are leaving the district.
BERRIES PROBABLY
WILL BE TWO DOLLARS
PER CRATE THIS YEAR
Visits
Vi
llcy
Hub.
Mr
.W
iltei
Crnwfot
1.
H' Campbell
River
w
as
i   visitor
to
the Valley
Hub nn  Tuesday.
Vancouver Visiter.
Mr. Alexander Cleland spent several
days this week at Vancouver.
COURTENAY,—On Tuesday night
at the Agricultural Hall Mr. J. A.
Grant, markets commissioner on tho
Prairies under the direction of the Department of Agriculture, addressed a
stnn 11 audience on the work he la
doing lor the fruit and vegetable men
of British Columbia. He told of tho
advance that had been made along
co-operative lines and laid stress on
thorough organization to secure the
results.      It was a good policy
best
BANK LETTER IS
ANYTHING BUT
PESSIMISTIC
mi
eBeer withoutaPeer
AND
U.B.C. Beer
Pure —palatable —high in food
elements are these two products
of B. C's mode! brewery. There's
no better beer—anywhere.
Delivery To Your Home Free.
Vancouver Breweries Limited
Get A Raincoat
GET IT AT McLEOD'S
Get A Pair Of Rubbers
GET IT AT McLEOD'S
Get A Suit Of Underwear
GET IT AT McLEOD'S
Get A New Suit
GET IT AT McLEOD'S
THK FINEST STOCK OF GENTS AM) HOYS' CLOTHING AM)
FURNISHINGS  IN  C0M0X  VALLEY
EASIEST PRICES
McLEOD'S STORE
TELEPHONE 41
COURTENAV
The monthly commercial letter ol*
Ihe Canadian Bank of Commerce for
March is anything but. pessimistic;
in fact it contains about ninety-nine
per cent, of optimism. The letter
sn. s: "An Indication that business is
not declining iu volume Is to be
found iu the increase in cat loadings.
For ihe three weeks ending February
Oth, the total loadings amounted to
152,996 ears, as compared with
007 cars for ihe corresponding period
of last year. While grain and grain
products, pulp, paper and fore.-! pro-
duels accounted for a large proportion
of tlie increase, there was also r. material Improvement in the way ol less
than car load lots. There has bwen
a promising resumption of operations
in most of the factories whicb closed
down at the beginning of Ihe vear lor
stock-taking mid repairs. As yet
there is no evidence of exceptional
activity, except in the pulp ami paper
industry, but neither Is there ai ute
depression in any particular Indns-
trial district."
ll will he noted from a perusal o(
the foregoing excerpts from the Bank
Letter that Industrial conditions In
Ihe west have had Ihe effect of creating a growing spirit of optimism. It
has been tlie movement of the natural
products of western Canada particularly those in which the people of
Comox Valley are interested, that has
created a better business outlook lor
tlie year 1984. In this respect the
timber Indusirj of Vancouver (aland
does not take off its hul to prairie
grain. Our lumber is an osaontnll in
the lives nf the people of the world,
It is this apparent need that has mnde
our timber camps and mills no busy
to have a survey of the acreage planted lo the various products of the
farm and fruit ranch and the information secured in this way conveyed
to the commissioner so that he oould
get better results In marketing. He
predicted that the price for berries
would be in the neighborhood of two
dollars per crate this year aud that
as new means of distribution were
provided the market on the prairies
would widen. Lack of satisfactory
transportation except to the big centres was a big drawback to the marketing of perishable produce on the
prairies. Asked as to the marketing of loganberries, his reply wns
given in advice to growers not to produce more titan tliey could use themselves because, while the loganberry
is one of the finest berries grown,
the people had not been educated to
ils uses, lie told of tlie troubles of
the Washington and Oregon, producers of loganberry juice as a bev-
l39,-|erage, had gone broke In a campaign
of advertising and education. He had
been one of I lie lirst berry growers to
introduce tlie loganberry and his advice was io go slow In the production. In regard to a cannery, he advocated a plant in each district as
fruit that has to travel any greet
distance to thc cannery was unfit for
marketing in this manner when It
reached ils destination. Some districts had gono in for dehydration
wilh some success but lu this respect
It was as important for the consumer
to know how to re-hydrate aa well as
for the canncr to know how to dehydrate. Mr. Grant told his audience
lhal In his duties he had been as far
east as Brooklyn and thnt though he
bad heard the cry of hard limes all
across the continent ho had not seen
any district that looked as prosperous
as Comox Valley, lie was a strong
advocate of the home market where
greater prollt would be the lot of tho
fanner than hy shipment over long
distances to a faraway market.
Mr. II. .1. Clark, fruit Inspector of
the Dominion Department of Agrlcul-
iiin accompanied Mr. Munro and nlso addressed tlie mooting, relnternt-
Ing much of whnl ihe provloua speaker had said in the matter of fruit Inspection and marketing.      In regard
This advertisement is tint published or displayed by tbe Liquor
Control Hoard or by the Government of Uritish Columbia,
The
Farmers' Produce Store
"Where Quality Counts."
MEATS,   POULTRY.   FISH   AND   VEGETABLES.
Telephone 143. P.O. Box 162
COURTENAY, B.C.
during the past throe years and It
is this same need tbat Is goinc to
make 1024 a banner year In 'he lor
esls of the Province. There Is little
need to feel alarmed at the outlook
for the Immediate future anil as the
resources of this Valley ar,' developed so will prosperity reign. Oood
times should be almost rampant in
the district this year for there are
togggillg camps operating in evory
direction, from as fnr south as Quel-
icum lo as fnr north as Campbell
Rivor. The earnings of the men employed In the various camps, being
spent for only Ihe necessities of life,
must have a far reaching effect on
business condition on Vancouve"
Island,1 Added to this phase of Industrial activity, the earning power
of ihe farmer, ihe miner and tbe fisherman, who Is there who will say
that the people of Comox Valley
should not now feel optimistic?
to  potatoes  It   was    very    necessary
lhat  these should he grnded  according to the Act.     True, some potatoes
had   reached   the   market   ungraded,
bnt these were from farmers who had
only begun to produce and he thought
It  would hnve been a    hardship    on
them   not   tn  allow  them  to   market
what little tbey did produce.      However, conditions lu this respect wero
Improving and  the time would soon
arrive  when  every  sack  of  potatoes
j placed on the market would bo graded.      Mr.  Clark  also  noted  the  evl-
i dent prosperity of the Comox Valley
! as compared with otlier parts of the
! country.     Mr. William Duncan, president of the Comox Agricultural Association acted as chairman and at
: the conclusion of the mooting a vote
I of thanks was moved by Mr. B. U.
lltlil'ord.  seconded   by   M,r.   Norman
Prltchard and convoyed to the speak
ers by the chairman. PAGE SIX
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1H24.
News of Courtenay and Surrounding District
PUBLIC WORKS
ENGINEER RETURNS
Now Is The Time
Fix that roof that has been leaking all winter.
We are roofing experts and will be glad to call and inspect your roof and give you an
estimate of the cost of material on any kind of roofing job.
We handle the best of roofings and roofing cement, slate sunfaced shingles, eedfir
shingles in all grades.
Mr. 0. W. Smith, resident engineer
of thc Public Works Department returned on Monday from a trip to the
northern part of the Island. He visited Hardy Hay, on the East Coast
and hiked ten miles across country
to Coul Harbor, the western terminus
of tbe new road that Is being com-
pleted by the government this summer. He nlso visited Port Alice,
where the big plant of the Whalen
Pulp nnd Paper Company is located.
COURTENAY IS
LACKING IN SONS OF
THE EMERALD ISLE
We Sell
We Make
is Lumber, ■ Doors,   Windows,   Shingles, ,,,.   ,           _,               _            _  ,„ ,
M Windows,    Frames,    Doors,    Built-in
g Lath,   Glass   Hotbed   Sash,   Portable
1 Greenhouses, Fir Veneer,  Cottonwood Effects' Lawn Swing3' Plower Boxes-
M and Hardwoods.                                  Store and Office Furniture..
bs iisisaajsisisi^                                                                                                  §
COURTENAY,—Judged by the sman
number of diners nt the Irish supper
; prepared by tho Ladies' Aid of St.
George's Presbyterian Church on
Monday night, the 17th, there are not
many sons of the Emerald Isle in
C.omox Valley. However, those who
did partake of the good things provided are not at all sorry that they
claimed at least friendship for Ireland on Monday.
BRICK,  LIME,  PLASTER. CEMENT, SAND. GRAVEL
DON'T FAIL TO GET OUR PRICES.
EDWARDS & ORR
BUILDING MATERIALS AND WOODWORKING SHOP
M    ILLUSTRATED   LECTURE
| COI'RTENAY,—On Monday night
[ | at the Courtenay Public School Mr.
: W. Moody of Vancouver delivered a
| most interesting lecture before an
I audience of one hundred pupils and
s their parents. The lecture was il-
I lustrated by a Large number of col-
| ■ ored lantern slides and was greatly
s  enjoyed by all those in attendance.
AUTO ASSOCIATION
GROWING RAPIDLY
UNION BAY ROAD, COURTENAY
COURTENAY,—Mr, B. T. Thlbadeau
of Vancouver, was in the district this
week in the interest of the British
Columbia Automobile Association. He
secured several members. This Is a
ody of motorists that takes care of
the welfare of each other—in fact
any motorist who might need assistance on the rond. Mr. Thlbadeau
will return to the district next week
seeking to enlarge the membership
here.
Donates Set
Of Books For
Spelling Match
COURTE.NAY,—Mr. Frank Plgott
has shown his public splritedness in
a novel way. He has donated to the
Courtenay Public School a set of
Ernest Thompson Seton's books for
competition In spelling. Competitions have been held in two classes,
Master Ralph Carter, son of Mr. nnd
Mrs. R. R. Carter being the winner
lu Division one; Master Maurice
Smart, son ot Mr. and Mrs. George
Smart waa winner ln Division two.
The list of words used was identical
with that used in connection with the
provincial wide spelling competition
conducted by the Vancouver Sun a
short time ago.
W. Shilcock's Team vs. M. Mon-
crleff's Team—A. B. Dundas vs. ■!.
Aitken; J. E. Aston vs. P. Booth; P.
C. Brock vs. J. Graham; Chas. Brown
vs. J. Stevenson; J. Idieus vs. P. L.
Audorson; W. R. Cooke vs. G. Pidcock; W. A. W. Hames vs. J. Dick;
W. Booth vs. W. J. Andrews; Dr. Butters vs. T. Heyland; Colville C. Graham vs, H. S. Baker; J. N. McLeod
vs. A. Aitken; Herbert Cooke vs. T.
Graham; G. R. Mutrle vs. F. McPherson; W. Sutllffe vs. J. Hornby; V.
Field vs. W. G. Marshall; Archibald
Burnett vs. Ben Hughes; G. O'ltrlen
vs. Dr. Pottinger.
GASOLINE RAILWAY
IS WORKING WELL
COURTENAY,—The Dawson, Taylor Logging Company haB begun tin
hauling of logs over their railway.
This line Ib operated by gasoline and
is a novelty in this district. It is
working satisfactorily and good progress is being made in the transportation of logs to tidewater on the Puntledge River.
"CHICKEN FOR ME"
SAYS MR. WEASEL
COURTENAY,—On   Tuesday   night
Mr. John (liddinr,s of Comox lost one
I hundred and five hnby chicks.     Lai,t
year In one nlghl he lost more than
: two hundred, but could llnd no clue
I es to where they hud disappeared. Ou
Wednesday morning he made a careful survey of his premises and found
the bodies of his young chicks care-
I fully cached away under the chicken
] house.      lt is now proven  be. ond a
doubt   that   a   weasel   lias   bc-ca   tho
cause of this  serious  loss as every
j bird had  been  bitten  and  the blood
I laken.     This Is one of the habits of
the   weasel  and  mink.      The owner
of thc birds is out to get tlu perpetrator of this outrage.
GOLF CLUB TO
ENLARGE COURSE
ORANGE LODGE
AT PARKSVILLE
COURTENAY,—On Tuesday night,
at the office of Uie Pldcock garage
there was a meeting of the directors
of the Courtenay Golf Club held. Mr.
George Pidcock, president, was in the
chair and Mr. John Aitken, secretary
of the club did the clerical work. It
was decided to carry out a program of
development nt the links on the Island
highway, to include cleaning up the
property and rolling it. Within a
few days a change will be made and
the new holes will come into use,
making the course three hundred
yards longer and giving the members
of the club much more enjoyment.
It was also decided to institute a
tournament of match playing, the
games to take place between the 26th
and 30th instant. Two teams have
been arranged, the personnel being:
COURTENAY,—Last week Messrs.
j Spence Teed, William Berkeley and
j William Leighton made a. visit to
j Parksvllle in connection with the In-
I stitution of a new branch ol* the Or-
j a.nge Order. They represented the
j Courtenay Lodge and were assisted
j in the work of the meeting by the degree team from Nanaimo Lodge. The
' new lodge made a mast auspicious
beginning with twenty members with
I a prospect ol a rapid growth. The
local members went by motor car
i and returned the next morning.
Overland
"91"
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.      CAR MARKET TODAY
Touring
$910.00
Courtenay and District
THE CAR WITH THE BAKED ON
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Motor
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Courtenay
PHONE 99
McBRYDE'S BAKERY
Try our 100 per cent Whole Wheat Bread, the only
physical culture loaf.
Always a nice selection of cakes to choose from
which you know.
Pays Visit tu City.
.Mr. George Smarge, of Powell River
paid Courtenay a visit on Tuesday,
leaving for Vancouver on Wednesday.
ADDITIONAL COURTENAY
PERSONALS ON BACK PAGE
<$><$><$>     First Class Certificate (Upper Grade) for
T     Bread   Making   guarantees   the   quality.
Y      NOT HOW CHEAP, BUT HOW OOOD
<$>3>4> Tne Holding-on-to Quality Shop.
<•$
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"PROVINCIAL   ELECTIONS   ACT"
The Courtenay Tea Room
Lumber
In every sorts of building materials,
MOULDINGS,
WINDOWS, DOORS.
SHINGLES,
KILN DRIED FLOORINGS,
AND    FURNISHINGS.
WE DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN SHORT
NOTICE WITH REASONABLE CHARGES.
Royston Lumber Co.
Limited.
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
(Night calls: 134X Courtenay
PHONES {offlce. m Cumberland
Comox  Electoral District
NOTICE ts hereby given that I shall
on Monday, the 7th day of April, 1924,
at the hour of 10 o'clock lu tho forenoon, at the Court-house, Cumberland.
hold a special sitting of the Court ot
Revision for the purpose of revising
the list of voters for the suid electoral
diatrict, and of hearing and determining any and all objections to tho
retention of any name on the said list
or to the registration as a voter of any
applicant tor registration; and for
the other purposes set forth in the
"Provincial Elections Act."
Dated at Cumberland, 11. ('., this
20th dny of February, 1924.
JOHN BAIRD,
Registrar of Voters,
Comox Electoral District.
NOTICE OF IHSSOM'TION
UF PAKTNEUHIIIP
S NOTICE IS HERERY GIVEN that
HH the partnership heretofore subsisting
55 j between us, the undersigned, as gro-
= i cers, at the City ot Cumberland, B.C
== | and carried on by us under the firm
ljj i name and style of "The B. & B. Gro-
H". i eery" haa this day been dissolved by
jj3j' mutual consent.
Us' All debts owing to the said partnor-
=p ship are to be paid to the undersigned
s| MATTHEW BROWN, at Curabei-
gp land aforesaid, and all claims against
Hi the said partnership are to be pre-
**£*-* j sented to the undersigned MATTHEW
~. BROWN, by whom the snme will be
= '• paid and satisfied.
HI Dated this 14th day of February
S' 1924.
S JAMES   BURNS.
MATTHEW BROWN'.
Witness:—
P. P. Harrison,
Cumberland, B. C.
Barrister. SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
PAGE SEVEN     '
Sidelights At Ottawa
The Impresslveness of the opening pages in the House of Commons. The
ceremonies was added to by the new canopy is ot a striking design in
canopy over tbe speaker's chair in green, gold and maroon. Six gor-
wlilrh His Excellency Bat while read- geous tassels are suspended at littering the speech from the Throne and vals from the bottom of the canopy.
the new  uniforms  provided for tlie the   whole  giving  a   new  touch   of
Much Ado About Nothing
splendor to the dignity of the Red
Chamber.
The acene was one long to be remembered, the gleam of jewels, the
beauty of fair shoulders and the seductive charm of the latest "mode'
took precedence over the formal ceremonies.
The above are extracts from local
papers re Opening ot Parliament.
The fact was also solemnly recorded thnt tlie two speakers had blossomed out into knee breeches, silk stockings and buckles on their shoes.
Old 'Till! Smith' 'attended the opening. "Bill" is a tough old tyke and was
, not a bit "impressed." He aaid that
j the canopy even with the "six gorge-
inn tassels" thrown in, was not near-
j ly as impressive as the canopy in the
! lodge room of the Independent Order
I of the Soxless, to which he belongs
| and that the hieroglyphs on it reminded him of the markings on the
I Chinese lottery tickets he used tn buy
' years ago.
Bill's eye did not cateli the "gleam
; of jewels" but his eye, in  fact  both
hia e ea, caught the beauty of ''fai'"
i  houlders"   only   he    thought    that
'are shoulders  (and  backs)"  would
; bave heen a better description.     Thc
low  neck dresses of  the debutantes
and   tbe  younger   ladies   .vere   quite
modest, It was the old dowagers who
| went to extremes and "Bill' pointed
I out several whom he thought should
' have been Invited to put at least bathing gowns on.
"Bill was unteignedly delighted with
* the silk stockings, knee breeches and
j especially tho buckles of tbe speak*
! ers and I heard him making enquiries
This Beauty
Every Woman Can Have
Radiant, Youthful Complexion
Nature gave you i ikin of beauty,
charm. And that is beauty you can
keep.
Millions of women do—by follow*
ing this simple, correct rule. By
following it you, too, can keep the
loveliness of a schoolgirl complexion.
Just do this regularly
Cltanse the ikin regularly, authori
ties say, to keep your complexion
lovely, radiant, youthful. But beware
of harsh cleansing methods—they injure skin.
Wash thoroughly with Palmolive
Soap—each night before retiring.
Rub the creamy, foamy latlitr well
into the tiny pore::. Rinse— and repeat
the washing. Then rinse again.
Then—if skin is dry—
apply a little cold cream.
That is all. Skin so cured
for is not injured by cosmetics, by wind and sun,
or by dirt.
The simple, correct way
You cannot find a more effective
beauty treatment. Because Palmolive.
Soap is blended of rare palm and olive
oils—famous for mild but thorough
cleansing qualities since the days of
Cleopatra. And it is inexpensive.
Get Palmolive Soap of any dealer—
but note the name and the wrapper. For
Palmolive is never sold unwrapped!
Then try this method. The improvement will amaze and delight you.
And because Palmolive is so economical, let it do for your whole body
what It does for your face.
Volume and
efficiency
produce 25c
quality for
10c
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CANADA, LIMITED
Winnipeg Toronto Montreal
Palm and olive oils—nothing else—give
Nature's green color to Palmolive soap.
2!W
COMOX JAM
Ask your grocer for COMOX JAM it is made from pure fresh fruit and
B.C. Cane Sugar, nothing added by way of filler or preservative,
STRAWBERRY — LOGANBERRY — RASPBERRY and a limited am
ount of ITALIAN PRUNE — GREENGAGE and PLUM.
COMOX POTATOES
"Look for the Tag; on the Bag"
Your are entitled to a graded potato. If it's a Comox Creamery Sack with
the tag it is graded and better value. Demand no other.
In a very audible whisper, of a horrified usher as to where a !Jrlg like
that" could bo obtained and I think
"Hill haa vision.- uf the sensation be
would produce If he appeared hi such
garments in the bar mom of the Willows Hotel on a Saturday night!
"Bill" was charmed with tlieir Excellencies; He* tho true type of* the
rugged soldier and yet the most modest man there, and She, with stately
dignity but a gracious smile to all
who passed before them.
Started work at 9 a.m. Although
the only Western mail reach;1.; Ottawa
before 7 a.m., it reaches the House In
dribbles all da/, very little being
available before ten o'clock.
lu.JJQ—Started to visit officiate, Experience has shown that il is very
little use beginning earlier. A Stern
e>cd young lady will look you stralgli
in the face and murmur, "Sorry, bul
Ro aud Ro is in conference at pre.'
ont." li sounds better than to saj,
"Mr. So and So Is probably in bed ut
present."
Hnd -I mattery to discuss with the
Department ol Agriculture bo vislte'l
the building whero Ihe Minister an i
Deputy have their offices. The Deputy was engaged bul liis aasistutit
kindly explained that none oi* the of-
flclals having cl'iargo or tho matters l
was interested in, had offices In that
building and he told me where to And
them. Tho first one was about a
mile awn.1 and alter 1 had with some
difficulty found the place and the man
.ind transacted the business, I enquired where the next place was ami
was fortunate to find that it was comparatively just round ihe conu-r, only
three blocks there and three back. By
this time, it was time tor lunch and
I had only done two mailers instead
of 4, Alter lunch and tracing the
bird man to his obscure ollice in u
different" part of the town. I found he
was out of town and the fourth man
was at lunch.
The luncheon interval for Civil Servants is supposed to be an hour and a
half but it is made a movable feast.
'Gone to lunch' or "not come hack
from lunch" is a sufficient answer for
DR.  R.  P. CHRISTIE
DENTIST
Willard Block
Phone 116 Cumberland
Res. Phone 70L Courtenay
JfJJJnUEJM^
W. T. GOARD
PIANO TUNER
■   Factory Experience
Leave Orders at Marshall Music Co
Cumberland  and  Courtenay.
Car   For  Hire
At Reasonable Rates
Phones:   From   9 a.m. to 11 p.m.   23
from 11 p.m. to   9 a.m.   22
Ask for Geo. Mason.
T.WHERRY
TAXIIERMIST&TANNER
■nd for price llal of
w.rk—«.u« tl n r
bMdss,   ««.
•21 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, B. c. .
The EYE
EXCLUSIVELY
Refraction and Muscular
R. KAPLANSKY, 0. D.
Graduate Optometrist and Optician.   Reg. by Examination for B. C.
1st and 3rd Monday and Tuesday
MEDICAL UNII HUMilMi
Hours: 1.30 to 5.30—7 to 9 p.m.
Moir's
High Grade
Chocolates
FRESH STOCK ALWAYS
ON HAND
New shipments of those high-
trade confections arrive every
two weeks, ensuring fresh good!
all the time.
Henderson's
an Official's absence anywhere from
12 to 3 p m. as you bave no menus ol
knowing just when he did leave. \.<
many ot them take from 1 p.m to 2.30
nnd seldom get hack before 2.45 it is
too late theu to visit an olllcial before
3 p m., when the House sits from then
until 11 p.m. or later.
So that there Is only about two
hours available for calling ou Departments and if they happen to be some
distance away only one call can be
made. Moreover after the first week
or two ol I lie session, committees are
sitting generally from ll a.m. to l p.m,
.vhich further limits ihe time.
The statements made recently iu a
magazine as to the way offices arc
scattered throughout the City are all
too tiue hut what cau be doue aoout
ii v .Move the buildings together'.'
Hardly! Build more large blocks to
accommodate ofllees so that a' least
ill ihe officials of one Department will
be it: the same buUding. No doubt
this Is ilie ultimate solution but who
wants to spend mora mtlPons jusl
now if ii can be avoided?
.C.E.I!. INVESTIGATION
WILL COST $50,000.00
afforded the administration to carry
nn with the endorsatiou of the voters.
Granting that the public's share of
tlle cost of the enquiry is $50,000, that
is ouly a per capita charge of ten
cents—not an overly large sum to
pay for having the clouds rolled away
and the fog misunderstanding cleared
up.
GOVERNMENT SEED GRAIN
As a result of the co-operation of
the railways in offering a special rate
on seed grain and of grain companies,
the .Manitoba Department of Agriculture iias made arrangements to lo-
cate a supply of seed grain and provide for its distribution to districts
where shortage has heen reported, according to an announcement by J. H.
Evans, Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
GRANT PROMISED
FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Whatever may be said of the foil
of the farclal P.G.E, Hallway investigation, following charges laid agalst
the Oliver administration by the McRae, third party forces, the contention
is gaining ground that the investigation will have served a splendid purpose, despite  the  heavy cost.      For
vear.;  ihe government—regardless  of
Its   being  Liberal   or  Conservative-
has  been   under a  cloud.      Trouble
makers  are  always  with  us,  but  no
one  causes   more  bother  and   worry
than the political aspirant, who seeks
ofllce either for personal glorification
or in order to put over something for
nimself and friends.     With tremendous development ahead of British Col-p
umbia, there has been a manifest at-
tempt niton  the  part of outsiders to
secure control  of  the administrative;
machinery, at whatever cost.     .Meanwhile, their efforts have been proven J
crude in the extreme and the costly ■
enquiry haa done much towards removing  distrust,   suspicion   and   dis-
content,     For a few years nt least,
it may he expected that the elector- ]
ate will rest content with the activl-j
ties of its chosen representatives and ,
that there will  be every opportunity '
The government has promised a
grant to assist lu fhe entertainment
of the oflicers and men of the British
Squadron which will visit British
Columbia in June. It is hoped to
give the sailors a tour through the
province and also provide children
with an opportunity of becoming better acqaufnted with naval affairs.
DEER PLEBISCITE
IN MAY IS OFF
Busybodies are again busy with
predictions that the government will
hold n beer plebiscite In May, which
will he followed shortly after by a
general election. These predictions
appear in ttie form of reports circulated through newspapers rather for
their sensational ideas of news, rather than strict adherence to truth.
There will be no general election
until Pall and there will be no beer
plebiscite In May. The May court of
revision will have to be well out of
the way before a beer vote can be
taken and tbe province will not be
plunged Into the turmoil of an election during the busy summer months.
sfaaaiaiaa^isiBEsssHaiisHsiBiiffi
Dodge Brothers
Touring Car
Those who have driven the Touring Car
longest are its most enthusiastic advocates.
They know from experience that with reasonable care the Touring Car will serve them
faithfully for many years.
They were not surprised when recently
DODGE BROTHERS announced that more
thim 90 per cent of the million vehicles they
have built during the past nine years are still
in active service.
Yet this astonishing record is probably the
highest tribute that hits ever been paid to a
motoi- car.
Blunt & Ewart, Ltd.
I'HONE fil
Agents
COURTENAY
GARAGE
j*3j2jaSEJEMr5Ji''tfc^^
F£
fl
STAR LIVERY STABLE
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.     Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
l'hones I and fil
Cumberland, B.C.
1
S. DAVIS
UP-TO-DATE SHOE REPAIRER.
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear longer
after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at— ,
THE FAMILY SHOE REPAIRERS
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store. PAGE EIGHT
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, M4.
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Ilo=Ho Theatre
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FRIDAY, & SATURDAY, MAR. 21-22
BIG DOUBLE FEATURE ATTRACTION
LEICESTER SQUARE, WHITECHAPEL   AND   PICCADILLY—ALL   ABOARD
FOR BLIGHTY THE LAND OF A MILLION BLOKES.
BETTY BALFOUR AS "SQUIBS" AND HUGH E. WRIGHT, THE FUNNIEST
BLOKE IN ENGLAND, AS SAM "OPKINS
IN
"TAKE ME
BACK TO BLIGHTY"
or
"SQUIBS WINS THE
CALCUTTA SWEEPSTAKE"
FUNNIER THAN "ME AND MY GAL," THE   BETTER   'OLE"   AND   ALL   PREVIOUS
ENGLISH  COMEDIES
cwLlAmnu      ^HJsm^^    £K,sC5S EXTRA
^ootWOSty     H00T QJBSON
in
HOOK AND LADDER
Hoot can ride a hoss as no one else can—but wait
until you see him riding the fire-trucks! You'll
hold your breath as he scales dizzy heights—and
then you'll collapse with laughter as he reaches
heights of comedy effectiveness such as are seldom witnessed on the screen.
MATINEE
SATURDAY
2.30 P.M.
 DANCE	
SATURDAY NIGHT
9.30
MATINEE
SATURDAY
2.30 P.M.
-MONDAY AND TUESDAY-
"SALOMY JANE"
Here are the roaring days of '49; the days of
the winding stage coach and "stick up" man;
the rough and ready mining camp. It was
screened at the very scene of Brete Harte's inspiration ,amid the pictorial California Redwoods.
SALOMA7
JANE   I
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NEXT FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY
MARCH 28 — 29
NEXT FRIDAY
"A Roval Divorce'-    AiiD Saturday
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RADIO STATION OPENED
Radii
station CKCH  "I*  Ihe t'Hir.i
I tertatnment and delight of thousands
of radio enthusiasts throughout Canada.     This, the largost    and    most
(Han National Railways, located on the powerful radio station operating In
roof ot Ottawa's highest office build- the Dominion, was opened by Sir
Ing, came "on the air" on February ; Henry Thornton, K.B.E., chairman
27 with a varied program to the en- land president of the Canadian Nation
al Railways, who spoke to employees
and the general public of Canada and
the States. At the same time CKCH
was "tied In" with CHCY at Montreul
and the speech nnd program woro
broadcasted from both cities simultaneously.
The Why pf the Raih-Oad  "Y"
Mount Steplss-n   House   In   th.  I sniuiliun   Kuiki.s    ss*-..»   lts<
trust ssuost,  Kallrossd Y.M.CA. >t Kenn-ss. Ont.
p ROV1SIONS made tor the welfare of employees
1 who are temporarily away from their home
terminals are important factors in the successful
>peration of railroads, particularly in Canada, where
livisional terminals are often located at small places
A'here there is poor accommodation, if any, for the
lansient or periodical visitor, and practically no
facility for amusement. Few men are satisfied to
itop over at frequent intervals in places where they
cannot obtain the ordinary comforts of life, and for
'.his reason, to keep its men on the job, as well as
tor- the reason that it desires its employees to enjoy
the advantages of good food, rest and recreation
whenever possible, the Canadian Pacific Railway
nas 'very earnestly supported various Railroad
Y.M.C.A.'s along its lines. At almost every terminal
tome provision is made for the train crews along
Y.M.CA. lines, but the Company has been more
interested in providing quarters in such places as
tfford no other accommodation, such as White River,
Ohapleau and Cartier, small towns in Ontario, which
really owe their existence to the fact that they are
railway divisional points. Altogethei ten buildings
lave been given over by the railway company to
f.M.C.A work, and ln addition to supplying and
tquipping the buildings, the Canadian Pacific supplies light, heut and repairs and makes a monthly
jrant of money to each. The Young Men's Christian Association operates the building at approximate
cost, and wlicr a profit is made this is put back Into
the service
' It is Interesting to note, however, that the first
Y.M.CA on Canadian Pacific lines was started by
the employees and citizens at Revelstoke in 1896.
This organization did much towards "cleaning hp"i
rt.ssn  ui   in.  , sssrssi     Tlssynrsiunst ssf  I'.n.d.."
Ltd, Tilt t'rsnbrwk  Y,
the town, and ita good work so impressed the officers
ef the company with its possibilities that at the end
of one year the building was practically taken over
by them. This was really the nucleus of the greater
organisation, and Railroad Y's will now be found at
Cranbrook, B.C., Field, B.C., where the Company
gave the magnificent Mount Stephen House; Kenora,
Ont.. where the second association became established; lgnace, where a splendid new building is in
course of construction; White River, Chapleau and
Cartier in Ontario, and Brownville Junction, Maine.
In most <>f these places the institution is of civic
importance Moving picture shows are arranged
sometimes twice a week, and these are patronizad
by the whole town. Most of the "indoor" entertainments are open to visitors, but the outdoor sports
are organised almost solely hy and for the railroad
employees and their families. Tennis, football, baseball and other sports are organized, and Divisional
tournaments and matches are arranged In which
both the male and female employees take part. Each
"Y" is equipped with bowling alleys and billiard
tables, and competition in these sports is no tuts keen
li. tween the various districts and towns.
The value of the organization cannot be fully
appreciated by other than those who know its workings. The engineers and trainmen, after driving
through the snow and cold, find an open fire, a good
meal and cheerful companionship awaiting them at
the end of a journey. They can enjoy practically
all the comforts of a home and the satisfaction whicb
thia fives them and the general effect It has on thi
morale and well-being of the employees generally,
amply compensates tha Company for Its rather heavy
expenditure*.
MANN'S
BAKERY
THE HOME OF HIGH CLASS CAKES AND PASTRY
Grand Selection See Our Window
Hot Pies Every Saturday
Once you try them, you always prefer them.
Phone 18 CUMBERLAND, B.C.
CHEAP NIGHT RATES
We just know you adore a "bargain," 'most everybody does, and even public utility companies offer
them!
Hold your Long Distance social conversations between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 a.m., when we give you
a conversation lasting three times that of the day
period allowed at the regular day rate to B.C. Telephone Company stations. Now what could be more
alluring?
Call the "Rate Clerk" for charges or other particulars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY.
GOV'T OFFERS
INDUCEMENTS
Plans lire progressing for the settling ot a colony of Britishers from
the Hebrides on lands along the
British Columbia coast Hon T. I).
Pattullo, minister ot lands, hoe forwarded a practical offer of a loan of
(300 per family provided the other
half Is paid by other governments.
The plan ls to settle this splendid
body under conditions similar to those
at homo, excepting that In this province there is every prospect of success. Fishing, agriculture, mining
and lumbering are all offered u Inducements, ns well as government assistance ln the form ot a loan. The
Queen Charlotte Islands are bring
considered as a suitable place, but It
may develop that lands along tbe
mainland coast will be favored.
Hon. Dr. MacLean, minister of railways, has completed his plans for colonizing lands along the I'.O.E. Railway, and advertisements In British
Columbia |iapers will appear shortly.
Hon. Dr. Sutherland .minister of public works, has an elaborate plan of
settlers' roods ready. So that 1924
may be expected to stand out aa the
banner colonization year In this province.
Wm. Douglas
FOR
Hay, Grain and
Poultry Supplies
ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS
Leave Orders at
Tommy's Hardwir* Stort 4>
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1924.
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
NINE
THE AUTOMOBILE—IS
IT HERE TO STAY?
A noted editorial writer wrote, "Not
to own an automobile Is to be just
half alive."
Of course, he didn't mean just thnt
literally ;what he did mean was that
those who do own a motor car actually get more out of life than those
who are without one.
The automobile has long since passed the luxury stage. It Is now a
necessity for recreation as well as
for business.
Not twelve  years  ago automobiles
were tanned in certain provinces of who live a great distance   from   a
Canada. Laws were made prohibiting them from traversing thoroughfares. Today the? are admittedly a
boon to mankind.
Children who live ten miles from a
school house are now certain to receive a thorough  education.      Those
The Mercantile Store Co.
G. H. WYCHERLEY
"The General Store With A General Purpose"
LAST WEEK WHEN IN VANCOUVER, I VISITED A DRY GOODS WAREHOUSE
AND FOUND THAT THEY HAD BEEN "SMOKED" OUT. I BOUGHT FOR
SOc. ON THE $, SOME REAL USEFUL BARGAINS AND PASS THEM ON TO
YOU.    IT WILL MORE THAN PAY YOU TO CALL ON US ON SATURDAY OR
MONDAY.
Two   only   Bonnie    Down   Blapkets,
each   $1.00
Edtoond Crib Blankets, only $1.35
Ladies'   large   size 'Overall   Aprons,
each   95c.
Ladies' Knit Bloomers, from   65c.
Ladies' Crepe Night Gowns, Reg. $4.50
Special Price .". $2.50
Ladies'   House   Dresses,   worth   $2.50
Special  $1.50
4-ply Knitting Wool, 1-lb box  $2.00
Princess Slips, worth $3.50      Special
Sale Price   $1.7,-,
Ladies Nightgowns   $1.30
Babies' early Spring Bonnets, ranging
in price from   $1.00
Two  only,  Babies'   Coats,  slightly
soiled, worth $5.50, Sale Price
95c
Two only Babies' White Cord Coals,
worth $6.00.     Special for today
$1.50
Large Pink Bath Towels, worth $2.00
Special for today, each
$1.00
Boys' and Girls Straw Hats, for coming season, worth double, price front
55c
Ladies' Rain Hats, values up to $2.50
Your choice while they last, eacli
75c
A splendid Rug for Parlor, Bedroom
or Kitchen, A special snap—only
$2.95
A LAHtiK .tNNOUTI.ll RANGE OF LADIKN' VESTS AMI COMBINATIONS AT LESS THAN HA)
PRICE.     AMI MANY OTHER INEFII, WEAIllNti  APPAREL
Del-Monte
Pork&Beans
I's, Special
15c
Jersey
Cream Sodas
per package
20c
Week End Grocery Specials
Kippered Salmon, '{>'s, 3 for 25c.
Malkins Custard Powders
2 for
25c
Ramsay's
Queen   Sodas
per package
40c
Bleached
Sultanas
per lb.
15c
Wallace .Herrings in Tomato   Sauce
20c
Bulk Cocoa,
Special
per lb.
10c
JUST ARRIVED—LADIES' CANTON CREPE AND WOOL CREPE DRESSES
AT LESS THAN CITY PRICES. ALSO   FIFTY NEW HATS, LATEST MODELS
The Mercantile Store Co.
Cumberland, B.C.
PHONE 133
B.O. BOX 100
church may be transported to religious services comfortably and speedily.
A stormy niglit has lost all Its old-
time terror to those who wish to attend the theatre, a social or other
function.
The small-town folks need no longer rol..- on the "never on time" spur
railway lines. The Doctor is transported to the side of his sick patient
len times ns fast as he was twenty
yenrs ago. What has brought about
all these changes? Automobiles, of.
course.
Roger W, Hanson, noted Statistician and Economist, snid. "The city
1111 longer has a wall around it. The
country Is no more n secluded out-of-
the-way plnce.      Railroads made tho
SHILOH STOPS
THAT COUGH
Your grand-parents used it. Safe,
sure and efficient. Small dose
means economy and does not upset
the stomach. Get Shiloh, at all
dealers 30c, 60c and $1.20.     •
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Brew This Fine
Spring Tonic Yourself
Brew a cup of this gentle and effective
remedy and take it at bedtime three
times a week for three weeks.
Celery King
It will purify the blood, make you feel
vigorous and healthy at a cost of only
a few cents. Give it to the children,
too. Everyone needs a spring tonic—
30c and 60c, at druggists. 2
flrst break, but the railroads opener!
only narrow strips along thoir line
radiating from the city. In mou
cases railroads followed the valleys
and lowlands .which are not the best
building locations. Between these
lines are miles of land much moro
desirable for building, bul which havo
beeu inaccessible to the commuter because men have had no means of getting to the train. It is these areas
between the railroad linen within a
radius of fifteen or twenty miles of
the cities which the motor car and
good roads have opened up aud a
most spectacular development iu new
building has taken place. The motion picture has put tlle local town-
hall on a par with a city theatre.
Electric lights keep Main Street*brilliant ;is the pricipal thoroughfare of
large cities. Radio has put the entire world In as close communication
an vour next door neighbor. Other
developments to come in the next
generation will make our auto, radio
and electric lights antiquated relics.
but in the next generation there will
he autos, aud in the next and next—
the automobile Is here to stay. Of
course) the automobile of the future
will far out-distance those modern
ones of this day and nge.
In Canada alone there are today
250,000 Kurd cars, One In every four
families Is tbe proud possessor of a
m
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EVES'
Wholesome cieaBii^ Refreshing
wmmmmtm
■——mat*
A. A. Brown
General Hauling
FREIGHT, COAL AND WOOD
Any part of City or District
\SHES TAKEN AWAY AND
RUBBISH REMOVED
Please leave your orders it offices
Mra. King's Stationery Store
Phone 66.
SERVICE IS OlIB MOTTO
Or Phone IS Union Hotel
(TMIIEKLAM) T1UNSFEK
A. A. Brown
The Gem
Barber Shop
Opposite   llo-llo  Theatre
U'.HIIEKI.ANU,  B.C.
AMIEHT  EVANS
Practical  Barber,  and  Hairdresser,  Shampooing,  Singeing,
Massaging.    Scalp    Treatment.
NEW LAMP
BURNS 94% AIR
Heals Electric or Hits
WHY OPERATE?
for APPEiNDICITIS. GALLSTONES, stomach and liver
troubles, when HEPATOMA does
the work without pain and no
risk of your life nor loss .of time.
Contains no poison. Not sold
hy druggists.
Mrs. Geo. S. Almas,
Sole Manufacturer.
23.0 4th Ave. S., Saskatoon, Sask.
Price le.tiO.       Phone 48IS6.
Prncel  post  2fio, extra.
A new oil lamp that gives an nmaz-
j Ingly brilliant, soft white light, even
j better than gas   or   electricity,   has
: been tested by the U. S. Government
; and 35 leading universities and found
; to be superior to 10 ordinary oil lamps,
i It burns without odor, smoke or noise
—no pumping up, is   simple,   clean,
safe.   Burns 94'/*c air and &% common kerosene (coal oil.)
The inventor, J. U. Johnson, 1.79 Mc-
Dermot Ave., Winnipeg, is offering lo
hend a lamp on 10 days' FREE trial,
or even to give one FREE to the first
user in each locality who will help
him Introduce It. Write hlm to-day
tor particulars. Also ask him to explain how you chii get llie agency, aud
without experience or money make
*20U lo $500 per month. —80-47,-1928,
LAMPS
ELECTRO-AUTOMATES
• (AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC LAMPS);
$5.00
NO BATTERIES! - NO ACIDS!
WILL   LAST   A   LIFE-TIME
$5.00
Practical, Durable, Always Ready on Land, Under
Water, Any Clima^, Anywhere
The Electro Automate is an Electric Lamp made in France without a battery or refills, and of a new conception. It la a perfect
machine; the result of years of teat ln the plants of tbe manufacturers ln Switzerland and France :: This marvellous little
pocket lamp, embodying simplicity, reliability and compactness,
welgliB only 12 ounces.     It Is patented In all countries.
The dynamo, with permanent magnet, based on new methods,
gives dense magnetic fields of perfect concentration, which surrounds thc Induction without loss of magnetic dispersion, and
permits the maximum exploitation of the energy.
Construction of these lamps ls very carefully carried out hy
skilled Swiss clock and scientilic instrument makers :: Electro
Automate Lamps ure tight and dust-proof. They can be used
in all climates, Including equatorial regions. They will everywhere render the utmost service, giving a clear white light, without fear of the bulb burning out or the generator bcomlng
warm.
All Electro Automate Lamps are guaranteed for six months, conditionally that they are not tampered with. With reasonable
care they will last for years. Any part can be renewed at slight
cost.    Lamps are provided with a pocket for extra bulbs.
This lamp is especially useful to travellers, tourists, marine and
mining engineers, automobilists, dairymen, In fact everybody.
They are Indispensable on lite-boats and rafts, where a light is
needed that will not be extinguished by wind or wave :: Every
mine should be provided with one or more of these lamps at its
portal or entrance, for the convenience of the employee or official
whose work takes him In and out of the mine at Irregular Intervals. It Is the cheapest and best light on the market for this
purpose :: Marine engineers welcome Electro Automate In their
engine room. It saves them from the annoyance aud loss of
time occasioned by the unreliability of battery lamps when they
wish to locate trouble or find something In a hurry :: Pilots are
favorable to these little lamps because they are always standing
by ready and able to do their part ln any and all kinds of
weather. They are hardy little fellows aud will stand any
amount of knocking about, even to the bulbs, which are superior
to any others on the market:: Mushers over the northern trails
take these lamps ln preference to others, because they give a
never ending light and add less than a pound of weight to their
outfits. The winds can't blow them out and the snow or wet cau
not short circuit them.
DIRECTIONS
The working of this self-generating lamp Is very simple. Pull tbo
lever completely and sharply with the fingers and lot go, allowing
It to open fully In order to take another full stroke. Strokes
should be even und sharp for best results. This lamp is the
only ono of Its weight thut will givo a perfect light. The bearings ot* this lamp should he oiled about once a month.
SOLI) LOCALLY BV
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
possibility and the practicability of
tho automobile. Because tbe auto-
Ford. This fact alone proves the
mobile Is manufactured thousands
are furnished employment who are
not directly connected with the mam.
moth motor car factory of the world.
On a rubber plantation in far-off Java
natives are daily laboring to supply
the raw product, which men are employed to haul to seaports or ships
on which a score of men are employed
to bring it to a Canadian port where
more men unload it-antl reload It on
trains to transport It to great tire
factories where thousands are employed. This tire mtiking alone furnishes employment for thousands.
Up In tbe great north woods scores
if lumberjacks are telling huge tre"s
which arc shipped to lumber mills
where the lumber is finished.
Then the lumber goes to the factories where automobile bodies are
mado,
It oan readily be seen Hint the aut-
moblle Industry furnishes lucrative
employment for thousands who do not
llze  that  tliey actually  owe their
positions to the automobile.
PERMANENT GRAIN PORT
That Vancouver ls -permanently on
the map as n grain export port, Is the
opinion of J. B. Dalrymple, vice-president In charge of traffic of the Canadian National Hallways, who recently
returned to Montreal from an extended trip through Western Canada and
the Stales. Ho says tbat the large
number of vessels attracted to Vancouver this season for grain shipments has assisted general trade to a
large extent and the prospects for
the future are very encouraging.
CO-OPERATION
BETWEEN PROVINCES
A new basis of co-operation between
Ihe four western provinces ln labor
matters has been reached, following
the recent Edmonton conference. So
announces Attorney-General Manson,
minister of labor. ln future where
one province Is suffering from a short,
age of labor tlie other three provinces
will conic to its assistance immediately. For instance, when this province
requires workers for Interior lumber,
ing operations, Alberta will supply
them, while British Columbia will reciprocate through sending harvesters
to the prairies. A plan for better relationships hns been affected, stated
the minister .
U. S. STUDIES ALBERTA
According to letters being received
by the Alberta provincial GejVieni-
ment, the geography of that province
Is now being taught lu many of the
city schools In large centers of the
United States. Requests havo recently been received for a considerable number of copies of the Alberta
book for schools In Chicago and
points In Illinois and Ohio.
SPRING SHOW AND SALES
The annual spring livestock show
and sale at Calgary Is scheduled for
March 26 to 28, Edmonton March 31
and April 1, while the annual bull
sale al Lacombe will take place on
June ,1 and 4.
NAME CHANGED
The name of Arrow River Siding at
mileage 170.8 In the Mlnlota division
of the Canadian National Railways
will in- changed to Quadra with tho
summer time table, according to an
announcement made by A. E. Warren,
general manager of the western region.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Bakers
PHONE 11       CUMBERLAND
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
TO KEEP "CLOSED" PLUMBING "OPEN"
This is a 1/2" 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 Water
Works Co. Ltd.
3-
King George Hotel
Victor Bonora, Proprietor
FIRST CLASS
ACCOMMODATION
Excellent Cuisine
Heated Throughout
j Dunsmuir  Avenue-Cumberland, B.C. TEN
THE CUMBERLAND ISLANDER
SATURDAY, MARCH 82. 1934.
REGULAR MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of tbe
Women's Auxiliary of the Cumberland
General Hospital will be held in ths*
Anglican llnll on Friday, March 28.
at 3 p.m. B, N. Jeffrey, Secretary.
It. W. llooth, tuner and repairer
fur Geo. A. Fletcher Music Co., Na-
lialmo, will be in Cumberland on Wednesday, March 26, on his periodical
visit Anyone wishing to have their
piano tuned or repaired, please phone
A Holland. * Telephone N'o. 172.
.'  *    .
Mr. Frank Driver, of Victoria was a
vistor in town Monday and Tuesday.
SHIPPING AT THE
CANADIAN COLLIERIES
LOADING WHARVES
lrml, Japan; Dauntless, Coastwise;
Faultless. Coastwise; Jessie Mac,
Coastwise; Wireless, Coastwise; Princess Royal, Vancouver; Fearless,
Coastwise; Dola, VancouMter; Hulk,
Vancouver;   Protesilous, Manilla.
* ss     *
J. M. Patterson, Inspector of Schools
was here during the week.
* *      *
j
| Mr. L. .Marks of the Canadian Ex-
1 plosives Co., Victoria, arrived ln town
on  Thursday.
Local Briefs
Mr, R. K. Kaplanski paid a business visit to Cumberland Monday and
Tuesday.
ss     ss     ss
Mrs. L. R. Stevens returned to town
last week end alter spending the past
month with her daughter at Kerrls-
dale. Vancouver.
PROCEEDINGS OF
CITY COUNCIL
News Of Interest From Sutherland's
Don't    cough,    use
Lang's  Drug Store.
Flax-O-Lene.
Mrs. J. A. Fraser and sou Lome left
for Vancouver on Tuesday morning
last en route tor California where
they will join Mr. Fraser, who left
Cumberland a few weeks ago, to reside
permanently lu the Southern State.
ss     •     *
Mr. W. Rodger arrived back ta Cumberland at the week end after speud-
A large assortment of really smart
Ladies* Dresses in many of the new
styles anil cloths, see them nl
Sutherland's,
Ladles' Flannel Dresses, smartly
made, contrasting colors of embroidery, Price $7.0,'>.    At Sutherland's,
New Ratine, suitable for Ladles'
and Children's Dresses, Skirts and
Waists, colorings, Hello, Nile Green,
Sand, Pink, Copen, Blue .Mustard ami
White, full double width. Price 75c.
per yard at Sutherland's.
Xew Voiles, In a very large assortment of colorings and designs, some
of tbe prettiest colorings we havt?
seen. Prices are reasonable at
Sutherland s.
Girls' Gingham Dresses, ln six different styles and an assortment o:'
Ginghams, well made, all sizes from
ii years to 12 sears. Special price
s?i.'2s"j each dress, at Sutherland's.
A new shipment of D.&A. Corsets
have Just arrived. See our special
line at t\M per pair. At Sutherland's.
Elastic Girdles, made ot a good
quality elastic, extra value at tl.35
per pair, At Sutherland's.
New line of Ladies' Brassier*, ln
Pink, made nf a nice quality goods,
and in sizes 32 to 40. Price 60c.
each, At Sutherland's.
New Spring Coats, quite a good
range of Ladles' Spring Coats are on
view In our Millinery room. See
tbem. At Sutherland's.
| Real Hand Made Laces, ln a small
assortment of widths, at very reasonable prices, lie. 25c. SOc. and the
wide width at 75c. per yard, all hand
made.        See them, At Sutherland's.
New Ginghams, in many colorings
and several qualities, Including the
wide widths of Anderson's Scotch
Ginghams, at 50c per yard. Oot
them at Sutherland's.
DRYGOODS
GENTS FURNISHINGS
^TxamoisU-uuM
TO LEASE
HAZELMERE FARM
NEAR CUMBERLAND, B. C.
A Real Dairy Farm, and for a Milk Delivery
Proposition is unsurpassed owing to its close
proximity to Cumberland, l'/o miles distant,
where the milk demand exceeds the supply at all
times.
The farm consists of 134 acres with about 50
under cultivation and the balance pasture, all of
the finest deep black loam.
Buildings up-to-date in every respect, with a comfortable newly built dwelling house.
The property is well fenced and has good water
supply, running stream, etc., 30 acres in hay; 4
acres in fall wheat and seeded down to Timothy.
Balance   plowed   and   ready   for   spring   crop.
Terms very moderate.   For full particulars apply
R. R. WADDELL
R. R. No. 1
Cumberland, B.C.
"IT PAYS TO DEAL AT LANG'S"
EGGS li CENTS
per dozen
That's what it costs to preserve eggs in
NATIONAL WATER GLASS.
The City Council held their regular
session on Monday evening. His Worship Mayor Parnham, in tlle chair.
The Council decided to endorse the
communication from North Vancouver aad requested the Provincial Government to Introduce a Town Planning
Act.
The auditor's financial report tor
the year 1923 was received and on motion It was accepted and ordered to be
published.
Iu a communication addressed to
.the City Council Frank Porter offered
to audit the City Books for Uie year
1924. School Trustees and Council
for a flat rate of $200.00.    On motion
ing the past few months ln the east i  ,,,,,,        ,, ,,. ,     ,
of Aid.   Maxwell the communication
Kootenays.
...
Don't cough, use Flax-O-Lene.
Lang's  Drug  Store.
Mr. Patterson, Public School Inspector, arrived in Cumberland on
Monday.
wus laid on the table and to be con.
sldered at some future date.
I.. H Finch will be offered (300.110
In settlement of his account In connection with the reconstruction of the
Fire Hull. This is a question that
has been in dispute for some months
.    , I and Mr. Finch  will be requested to
Mrs. Gibson  of Vancouver  arrived * „„„„ ,„ ,,.„ labor
ln the city Wednesday evening, and I ud nlaterlal
will spend a short holiday here, Uie
guest of her sister Mrs. W. Merrifield.
ss     ss     ss
Mr. T. R. Jackson, Inspector of
Mines, arrived in town on Wednesday.
•   *   •
Mr. Thomas Oraham and Mr. Col-
vtlle .Oraham left tor Nanaimo m
Tuesday.
ss     ss     ss
Mr. W. A. Owen motored to Nanaimo
on Tuesday and returned on Wednesday.
"HOOK AND LADDER"
BEST GIBSON ROLE
Hoot Gibson comes to the llo-llo
Theatre Friday and Saturday In his
most novel role, as a fireman. His
droll sense, and considering the fnct
Unit he has a good Btory, In "Hook
and Ladder,*' lt granted him ample
opportunity to do a number of amusing things that he has never doue before,
Iu this production, he Is a cowboy who comes to town with a number of other plainsmen with a big
trataload of cattle. Things didn't
seem to go right with the boys after
they arrived, and their pay was held
up by the shippers. You must seo
this, one of the best yet.
"SALOMY JANE" FILLED
WITH MIGHTY SCENES
OF BEAUTY AND CHARM
Electricity    Toed   to   Advantage
Fine   New   Paramount
Production
In
Aid. J. J. Potter, chairman ot the
Board of Public Works, reported the
new road to tlie dump completed at a
cost of $39.90. The chairman was
allowed $150.00 for this Job at a previous meeting.
Ile reported four days' work on the
boulevards on Dunsmuir Avenue,
painting the stands that guard the
trees and suggested the aldermen
should visit that portion of the City
and witness the improvement. He
also said that he Intended making a
start on cleaning up the park and
making it presentable.
The Cumberland Electric will be
requested to discontinue the lighting
of Uie Isolation Hospital.
Night scenes among the great redwoods of Boulder Creek canyon,
Northern California, are one of the
attractive spectacles of 'Salomy Jane',
a Paramount picture which comes tn
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre Monday and Turn-
day. These Inspiring scenes were
made possible by a huge battery of
electricity arc lights and the achievement Is one more step in the advancement of the technique of making motion picture.
Gatherings of the Vigilantes by
night, a stage robbery during a midnight storm, rides along roads bordered by black forests—all these are
made possible by the use of electric
light*.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE —THE MAPLES ICE
Creoju Parlor and Tea Rooms Royston Beach. Sacrifice price $27110
cash as I am leaving tne country.
This ls absolutely the best business
residential buy ln the district. W.
Ogllvle, Royston, B.C.
Not Cheap
35c
But the Beat
01,1) HATH MADE
NEW
Your Hat is as Old as its Color
Thc Season's Latest Colors
35c
FRESH (IT DAFFODILS ARRIVING DAILY
CITY PRICES
Lang's Drug Store
THE REXALL-KODAK STORE
BICYCLE FOR SALE—IN USE 3
weeks. Cost $65. Apply 212 Windermere Avenue. M.22
WANTED—TO HEAR FROM OWNER
of good Farm for sale. State cash
price, (ull particulars. 1). F. Bush,
Minneapolis, Minn.
FOR SALE—SIX-HOLE KITCHEN
Range, in good condition. Has
new linings to firebox, equipped
with copper reservoir and warming
closet. Oood baker. Price $20.o0
Box "A" Islander.
HEIRS WANTED
Missing Heirs are being sought
throughout the world. .Many people
are Uidtty living in comparative poverty
who ure really rich, but do not know
it You may be one of them. Send
for Index Book, "Missing Heirs and
Next of Kin," containing carefully authenticated lists of missing heirs and
unclaimed estates which have been advertised for, here and abroad. The
Index of Missing Heirs wc offer for
sale contains thousands ot names
whicli have appeared In American,
Canadian, English, Scotch, Irish
Wielsh. German, French, Belglun,
Swedish, Indian, Colonial and other
newspapers, Inserted by lawyers, executors, administrators. Also contains list of English and Irish Courts
of Chancery and unclaimed dividends
list of Bank of England. Your name
or your ancestor's may be iu the list.
Send $1.00 (one dollar) at once (or
book.
INTERNATIONAL CLAIM
AGENCY   DEPT.
PITTSBURGH, PA. UJ3.A.
Ad".
BRITISH   EMPIRE
Exhibition
Wembley   Park
London
April to October
1W4
—THHOI'GH-
RAH.   AND OCEAN  BOOKINGS
—See Me For—
FARES,   SAILINGS,   ETC.
If you have friends In Europe
whom you wish to assist In
coming to this country, come
in and see me.
E. VV. BIl'KLK, AGENT
Cumberland, B.C.
CANADIAN NATIONAL
RAILWAYS
Full Stock of
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
FRESH TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, HEAD LETTUCE, CELERY,
CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, GREEN ONIONS RHUBARB.
ONIONS,   BEETS,   OARUOTS,   TURNIPS,   POTATOES,
SWEET POTATOES
SUNKIST   ORANOES   AND   LEMONS, CALIFORNIA   ORAPE
FRUIT, FLORIDA GRAPE FRUIT, FANCY EATING AND
COOKING APPLES, BANANAS.
FULL STOCK OF GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS
ONION SETS,   SHALLOTS, ETC.
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Just Arrived
A direct shipment of the famous English ware at
greatly   reduced   prices.    Your   inspection   invited.
52-Piece Dinner Set, Blue Band, per set $22.50
97-Piece      "      "   Blue Band, per set  $35.50
52-Piece       "       "   Red Burmese, per set .... $22.50
52-Piece       "       "   Adriatic, per set   $22.50
52-Piece       "       "   Picadilly, per set   $22.50
52-Piece      "      "   Avandale, per set $19.50
97-Piece      "      "   Celia, per set $47.50
21-Piece Blue Band Tea Sets, per set $9.50
21-Piece Burmese Tea Sets, per set $9.00
40 Piece Famous English Callingwood Sets, .... $17.50
19-Piece Copeland Plates "Spode" English Wear
Per set, $12.00 and  $12.95
Matt Brown's Grocery
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
PHONE 38
Reduced Telephone Rates
BETWEEN
Cumberland and Courtenay
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1
OLD  RATE
15c
NEW RATE:
10c
FOR 6 MINUTES.
Ask for your party as in ordinary telephoning.
Wait for your answer.
BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY
FOR SALE-SIX ROOM H0U.9B.
wltb hall and pantry, back and front
veranda. Centrally located. Outbuildings In good order. Apply
P.O. Box 53, Cumberland.
HOUSE FOR SALE—CONTAINING
seven bedrooms, parlor, dining room
kitchen, etc., heated by furnace-
two open fireplaces. Also wash
house and garage A snap for anyone going Into tlie boardlnghouse
business. Terms If required. For
further particulars apply to Mrs.
V. MarlnelM, Derwent Avonue    A.16
Courtenay Personals
.Mr. J. O. Dtauford, of Victoria, was
a business visitor to Courtenay and
Campbell River last week end.
Miss Mary' Sutton who has been on
a visit to her sister Miss Ethel Sutton, at Vancouver, returned on Tuesday.
Mrs. R. B. Dixon arrived home from
Vancouver on Tuesday night accompanied by her daughter, Mrs, Leonard
Harding, who has been 111 at the terminal city.
Mr. Thomas Owilt made a business ■
trip to Nanaimo and  Vancouver  on
Thursday.
Mrs. J. N. McLeod returned last
Saturday from a visit to mainland
points.
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FORD CARS
AND TRUCKS
Simplicity
Durability
Reliability
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Corfield Motors, Limited
Phone 46
Courtenay
Mr.   John   Sutton   spent   several Uils week,
days away trom home at Vancouver     Mr. Harry Amphlet, the well known
on business. i timber broker, of Victoria, waa a busl-
Mr.  William  Watson,  ot  Victoria, ness visitor to Courtenay on Wednes-
was a business visitor to Courtenay j flay.

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