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rii-y with which ls consolidate.! tke Cumberland News.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
Twenty-Five Mills
To Be The Taxation
COURTENAY, May 5.—Thanks to
the determined efforts of the city
council, the 1927 mill rate will be kept
down to the same level as that of last
year. Twenty-live mills was the rate
set at Monday night's meeting. This
was only possible by the closest cooperation between the llnnnce nnd
public works committees. When It Is
remembered that, owing to the necessity of a new high school building,
the school rate has Jumped to sixteen
and one-quarter mills, thc ratepayers
may congratulate themselves in the
possession of a council which* is able
to keep the rate tit a stable figure.
ThlB very desirable condition, however, was not arrived at without very
careful consideration nnd paring of
estimated expenditures, both in tke
public works antl other departments.
Total Rule In 25 91111s
The 1927 rate Is made up as follows,
school rate, lO'/i mills; water rate,
19i; general rate, 7; making a total
rate of 25 mills.
The by-laws recently passed by
plebescite received their third reading
and were finally adopted.
The sale of the bond Issue in connection with debentures covering both
the high school and electrical extension by-laws was left iu the hands of
the mayor and city clerk who will
probably call for tenders. Alderman
MacDonald pointed out that the passing of the electric by-law means that
work on the new line and sub-station
will have to be taken In hand at onee.
He proposed that the electric department be charged with the purchase
price of the lot at the rear of the city
hall for this purpose and that the
public works department attend to
the  necessary  clearing  and  fencing.
New tower Hate for Creamery
, Aid. MacDonald also drew attention
to the serious outside competition for
the local Ice and Ice cream trade and
proposed that the local Creamery
Association be granted an industrial
electrical power rate which will enable them to meet this competition.
After a good deal of discussion and
with the view of protecting local industry, a special rate was set which
will enable the farmers' organization
to meet this outside competition. The
industrial rate will be applied to the
Creamery as from the first day of
Ladysmith Now   .
Policed By The
Provincial Force
The Provincial Police force Is now
In charge of Ladysmith police affairs,
having taken charge on May 1st. Staff
Sergeant Stephenson, of the Nanaimo
office, recently completed arrangements at Ladysmith for the policing
of that city in future. In accordance
with arrangements arrived at some
weeks ago between the Provincial
authorities und the Ladysmith city
Three men will be stationed a'
Ladysmith. and will be directly under
Constable T. Smith, recently of Natal.
Kootenay. He, In turn, will bo under
the supervision of Stnff Sergeant
Stephenson, of tlle Nanaimo office.
COURTENAY, May 6—Miss Toshiko
Iwasa, of Cumberland, pupil of the
Courtenay Commercial school, has
been successful in winning a silver
medal presented by the Underwood
Typewriter Co. This prize is given
to the pupil typing at the net speed
of 50 words per minute for 10 minutes.
Magistrate Orders Evidence Be
Submitted To Attorney-General
Bail of Driver of Death Car Reduced $3000
Touring Soccer
Stars Honored On
Eve Of Departure
Following thc game between Esquimalt and Woodllbrc nt Victoria on
Saturday, Jack iMonaghan was entertained by the Howe Sound team and
a presentation was made from the
club management and players in
recognition of bis being selected to
tour New Zealand with the Canadian
team this summer.
School Board Asks
For Resignation Of
Two Staff Members
New Arrangement Calls For A
Decrease in Staff of High
And Public Schools
At the request of the Board of
School Trustees, Principal Apps submitted at last night's meeting a
tentative re-arrangement of public
school classes for next term, whereby
the present staff could be reduced
to 12 teachers Instead of 13, to conform with the decrease ln pupils
caused by the ruling of the Department that those living on the Royston
and Courtenay roads must henceforth
attend the Minto School. The plan
apparently met with the approval of
the Board, for after considerable discussion a motion was formally passed
to the effect that the present public
school staff be reduced to 12 teachers
and the high school staff be reduced
from 3 to 2 teachers. Emobdied in
the motion was a clause stating tbat
the last teacher engaged in each case
be asked for their resignations with
the understanding that they be given
the first opportunity for re-engagement in case of a vacancy. The new
arrangement will take effect on tlle
30th of June, which means that after
that date Miss Beatrice Bickle and
Mr. L. Hardy will no longer be members of the staff, as they were the last
two teachers engaged.
Home for Economics (hiss
Home economics and a possible
permanent room for this important
class will be left ln the hands of the
Building Committee. It is expected
that Principal Shenstone. of thc high
school, will be Inteiwlewed and a proposal made to transfer the chemical
equipment to the basement, leaving
thc present laboratory for the use of
Miss Till and her domestic science
Objert  to Cost of Audit
Notlficntion from the city clerk that
Messrs. C, II. Macintosh and J. Dick
have been appointed to audit tbe
school books for the year 1112" at R
fee of $50. was the cause of no little
argument lust night. It was stated
| lhat thc fee last year was $35, and
that the council, in increasing this
sum by $15 was not conforming to its
urging some time ago that the School
Board economize as much as possible
this year. This brought about u
thorough discussion of the audit ill
general. Trustee MacKinnon said that
the audit and subsequent advertising
of same was costing entirely too much
money and he was of the opinion that
If it were put In more concise form
than hitherto the expense would bc
cut almost 50 per cent. The meeting
(Continued on Page Six)
"Billy" Milligan. n former Cumberland soccer star, who is on lour with
the All-Canudn team, was presented
with a magnificent gold watch, suitably Inscribed, by his team mates of
the Regina Post. Ills co-workers on
the Regina newspaper presented hlni
with a gold chain to go wilh the
Whilst at his work at the Hilton
logging camp at Oyster River on
Tuesday, Clive Davis met with a very
painful accident. He wns on the log
pile when a hook swung around catching him In the arm and dragging hlni
from the pile. The hook tore tlie
muscles away from the arm. Cllvo
was rushed Immediately to the hospital for medical treatment and Is
progressing as favorably as can be
I expected.
The executive of the Nannlmo foot,-
boll club held a banquet nnd presentation Inst Monday night in honor of
"Fat" Edmunds, who truvels with the
All Stars to New Zealand. The event
was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Nat Bevis.
Each player of the Canadian team
was presented with a pipe, tobacco,
cigars and cigarettes by Con Jones,
honorary president ot tho L.M.F.A..
following a banquet held In honor of
the tourists at Davis' Cafe, Vancouver.
At a banquet held In Nanaimo on
Tuesday evening last, Stanley Tail
was presented with a gold watch by
the Ladysmith club, and loads of good
wishes for his success In the coming
The preliminary hearing of the
manslaughter charge against 16-year
old Tadao Doi, Japanese schoolboy of
Cumberland, was heard on Tuesday
of this week at the Court House, with
Magistrate T. H. Carey presiding. Dol,
it will be remembered, was the driver
of the Overland coach, license number
13-788, which crashed Into and fatally
Injured 9-year-old Esther Logan at
the foot of Boulder hill on the evening
of April 17th.
All the evidence adduced at the
coroner's inquiry on April 19th was
again given by the various witnesses
with practically no additions, and new
evidence from Japanese occupants of
the car was submitted. The hearing
came to an end at 1 o'clock ln the
afternoon, and Magistrate Carey
ruled that the evidence be submitted
to the Attorney-General, upon whom
will rest the responsibility of pressing
or dropping the manslaughter charge
against Dol. Bail of $2,000 was fixed
—two sureties of $1000 each. Cpl. R.
Matthews, who waa conducting the
case for the prosecution, protested
that this amount was too light, but
the Magistrate did not order it to be
A court stenographer in the person
of William Telford, of the Provincial
Police, assisted materially in expediting the recording of evidence on
When court opened, Magistrate
Carey Informed Doi that he was not
then on trial, but that anything he
would say might be used against him
if the case be taken to the Nanaimo
Engineer Submits Plan
Mr. Hugh Jordan, registered civil
engineer, was flrst called to the stand
and submitted that he had been employed by the Provincial Government
to make a plan of the section of the
Royston-Cumberland road from the
top of Boulder hill to a point opposite
Leighton's silo, being part of Section
30, Township 11, Nelson District.
Various landmarks and required
measurements were plainly marked
on the plan, which Mr. Jordan turned
over to the court.
Evidence of Dr. MacNaughton,* John
Ledlngham, John Cameron, George
Logan, Robert Dunslre, David Logan,
Jeannie Logan, John Prldge, Margaret
Whyte Prldge and Corporal Matthews
was given with little or no variation
from that adduced at the coroner's
inquiry and printed In these columns
on April 22nd. Cpl. Matthews conducted the questioning for the prosecution, and most of the witnesses
were cross-examined by Mr. P. P.
Harrison, who Is retained by the defense. In answer to one of Mr. Harrison's questions, John Ledlngham, a
Cumberland garage proprietor, said
that from personal experience he had
found the brakes on the model of
(Continued on  Page Four)
Sudden Death Of
Mr. Geo. Peacock
Monday Morning
Mr. George Peacock, a resident of
Cumberland for the past twenty years,
passed away suddenly In No. 4 Mine
on Monday morning last, about 3.30
o'clock. Along with his working
partner, W. Robinson, deceased ceased
work to eat lunch. Robinson did not
notice anything unusual about his
partner, but just as the pair sat down,
Mr. Peacock put his hand to his heart,
and dropped over dead.
The deceased gentleman had suffered with his heart for some time, and
lt is presumed that deaht was due to
heart failure.
A native of Northumberland, England, Mr. Peacock came to this
country 34 years ago, residing on the
Island for that length of time, about
?0 years in Cumberland and the other
part of tbe time being spent in-and
around Nanaimo. Besides his wife
he is survived by three sons, James,
of Nanaimo; George, of Salt Lake City
and Abe, living in Toronto; two
daughters, Lily, residing at Fernie,
and Norah, living at home.
The funeral was held this afternoon
at 5 o'clock, Rev. J. R. Hewitt officiating.
We huve heard many complaints
about the weather during the past
three weeks, but we have yet to hear
anyone complain tbat they were "fed
up" on the old time dances everv
Saturday night In the Ilo-Ilo. They
arc, like Johnnie Walker, still going
strong. Dancing from 9 to 12, and
the admission Is 5Jc for gentlemen
and 25c for ladies, which Includes the
itax. How about taking lu this Saturday's dance?
British Roller Canaries
Added to Local Aviary
Mr. Frank Bond, the well known
local breeder of Roller canaries, has
just received from England another
shipment of 3 pairs of pedigreed and
fully registered British roller canar-.
les. The birds arrived in flrst class
shape, being looked after In transit
by the Dominion Express Company.
Mr. Bond is delighted with his latest
shipment, and predicts a bright future
for the off-spring of these famous
birds, the males of which are gold
medal winners, in addition to numerous other wins to their credit at
important shows in England.
Mr. Bond ls a member of thc International Canary Breeders' Association
of America, all of his stock being
registered with this association. Anyone in the district interested in
canaries is cordially invited to view
*Mr. Bond's blrdB, upwards of 100
being in his aviary in the Townsite,
Victoria Youth Is
Oratory Champion
Vancouver Island
Archie Dick, the Cumberland High
School entrant In the oratorical
championship of Vancouver Island,
journeyed to the Capital city on Friday last, accompanied by his parent.*,
to take part In the finals for the
Island. The contest took placo In the
auditorium of the Metropolitan United Church. Victoria, and was won by
James A. Gibson of the Victoria High
The judges who officiated were:
Albert Sullivan, provincial inspector
of high schools; Itev. W. G. Wilson,
First United Church, Victoria; Major
L. Bullock-Webster, director of the
B. C. Dramatic school, Vancouver and
All were high in their praise of the
speeches listened to. They.also commended In the most enthusiastic terms
a movement such as this, which has
arranged for the provincial and
Dominion  oratorical contests. .
Major Bullock-Webster particularly stressed the difficulty which confronted judges so embarrassed with
a wealth of good things. He and Dr.
Wilson each spoke specially to the
three candidates who came so close
to winning, assuring them that prowess such as they bud displayed should
lead them into avenues of great usefulness lu years to come.
The Victoria high school trio
played several pleasing numbers during the evening, and following the
contest the visitors, their parents and
friends and the judges were entertained at Ihe home of Ira Dilworth.
principal of the Victoria high school
and chairman of the district committee.
James A. Gibson, the winning orator, will speak at thc finals of the
B.C. oratorical contest In Wesley
United church on Ihe night of Tuesday, May 10.
Cumberland School
Report For April
Following is the school report for
the month of April. Division 3, Miss
C. MacKinnon's class, won the attendance shield with a percentage of 98.4.
II. E. Murray, teacher. No. on roll,
Iti; perfects, 83j lates, 0; percentage
of attendance, 96.09,
Honor list — Sadako Iwasa, Plug
Lowe. Violet Williams. George Brown,
Oswald Held, Alven Freloni.
T. A. Galllvan, teacher. No. on roll,
31; perfects, 27; lates. D; percentage
of attendance, 97.35.
Honor list —Caznka Iwasa. Nina
Shields, Muriel Partridge, Catherine
Brown, Cyril Davis, llisako Nakano.
C. MacKinnon, teacher. No. on roll,
34; perfects, 29; lines 0; percentage
of attendance, 98.4.
Honor list—Archie Welsh, Tom
Mossey, Takeru Kawaguchi, Bessie
Nicholas. Maseru Sora. Margaret
V. J. Aspesy, teacher.   No. on roll,
26; perfects. 15;  lates, 1; percentage
of attendance, 93.4.
Honor list, Sr. (i—Jessie Robb, Geo.
Saito, John Bannerman, Irene Oyama.
Special class—Olga Bonora, Marion
E. C.  Hood, teacher.   No.  on  roll,
13; perfects; .27; lates', 3; percentage
of attendance, 91.52.
Honor list, Gr. (!—David Hunden,
Jackie .Morrison, Howard Wrigley.
Gr, Sr. 5—Audrey Phillips. Shigem.i
Maruya, Josie Wong.
B. M. Bickle, teacher.   No. on roll,
41; perfects, 20;  lates, 2; percentage
of attendance, 87.5.
Honor list, Gr. 5 Jr.—Ada Tso,
f'heung Wong, Elizabeth Brown. Gr.
4 Sr.—Ina Robertson, Haru Nakano,
Jean  Dunslre.
E. M. Hood, teacher.   No. on roll,
40; perfects, 18; lates. 1; percentage
of attendance, 90.2.
Honor list, Sr. 4—Yasuharu Kadoguchl. Roddy Selfe. Tommy MacMillan. Jr. 4—Heroshi Ogakl, Freddy
Martin, Lily Tobacco.
G. McFadyen, teacher.   No. on roll,
(Continued ou Page Four)
Mr. T. H. Carey, First Grand Principal of the Grand Chapter of B. C, of
Royal Arch Masons, left for Vancouver on Wednesday morning on one of
his official visits.
In view of the fact that tlle Dominion Government has set aside July
1st and 2nd. as public holidays, a largo
number of local merchants are desirous of celebrating one of the days ln
The usual July 1st celebration
could he held at Courtenay aB in past!
years, and there Is no reason on earth
why the second day of the dual holiday -should be celebrated In Courtenay. Representatives ot various
bodies In Cumberland, we are given
to understand, are being Instructed to
co-operate with tlle Courtenay people
ln every possible way—for a celebration on July 1st, but with the second
day's  celebration  to be held  here.
The red of the rose, the blue of the sky,
The white of the milky way,
The song of the lark in the morning hour
The dove call at close of day;
The smell of the grass in the meadow,
The Glory of God on the throne,
The ripple of brooks in the mountain,
The love of Christ for his own;
The beauty of light at midnight,
In the star that illumines the sky,
The life of the world in the day time,
That comes from the sun on high;
This medley of glorious charms that dwell
In sky and air and sea,
God gathered together with infinite care
And gave you dear Mother to me.
—Charles George Bikle.
A Mother's Day Service will be held
at the Cumberland United Church on
Sundny evening, May 8th, at 7 o'clock.
The service will be ln charge of the!
Canadian Girls In Training. Every-
Que cordially Invited. !
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will
hold their annual Mother's Day dance
in the Ilo-Ilo bail room tonight, Friday, May 6th. Dancing from 10 p.m.
to 2 a.m. Whist drive precedes dance
from 8 o'clock to 10.
Empire Day To
Be Celebrated Here
In Monster Way
Residents of the Island from Parksvllle to Campbell River, will he
delighted to hear thai a monster celebration is going to he held at Cumlierland on May 24th. Empire Day.
The celebration will start off with a
monster parade about it or 9:30 a.m..
prizes being given for hest decorated
floats, best decorated automobile,
best decorated bicycle and hest advert Ising floats and characters, as
well as prizes £pr comic groups and
individuals. Sports on the Recreation
ground for children and adults, and
dimes for kiddies in the parade. A
flve-a-side football competition will
also he held and possibly a baseball
game. In addition lo these sports,
there will be crowning of tho May
Queen and Maypole dancing. In the
evening a big dance will be held in
the Ilo-Ilo dance hall, music by Byng
Hoys' orchestra,
VICTORIA, -May 3.-Decisions of
three Canadian courts declaring the
British Columbia fuel oil tax unconstitutional will be appealed to the
Imperial privy council hy the provincial government In July, it was stated
Leave to take the case to the highest court lu the British Empire was
cabled here by the privy council this
morning and accordingly argument
In the case will be heard in London
wben the council's judicial committee
meets again.
J.   \V.   deB.   Karris,   K.C,   who   has
heen acting for the government in the
Canadiarf courts,   will  take  the  case
to London, while E. I'. Davis, K.C, Is j
acting for the Canadian Pacific rail- i
way in opposing the tax. j
Fire Loss Appalling
Says Mr. J. E. Rose
The Islander is this week in receipt
of a letter from Mr. J. E. Hose, chairman of the committee In charge of the
recent   essay   competition   on   "Fire
Prevention" held by the Ancient and
Honorable Order of the Blue Goose.
Accompanying  the   letter   was   Miss
Claudia    Harrison's    winning    essay
which   Mr.   Rose  kindly asked  us  to
publish, being unaware that we had
already done so in our issue of February   Uth.     Miss   Harrison   kept   a
' duplicate copy of her essay and when
i it was announced that she had  won
the prize for this district thc Islander
I secured   tlie   copy   and   published   it.
j Mr. Hose said In part: "The lire loss
]in  Canada  is  sn  appalling  tbat our
Committee  feel  that   it   would   be of
■ public   Interest  to  publish   the   prize
winning essay."
I  .
Cumberland Girl
Married At Port
Alberni Sunday
COURTENAY, .May 8.- On Sunday
'last at Port Alberni. lowefth 1). Lloyd,
oldest son nl Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Lloyd, "I* tin' l'nion May road. Cour-
| tunny, and Kathleen .May. daughter of
Mr. I'. McNIven, Cumberland, were
inlted in marriage. Tlie trip to the
\\i- (■..:,"! wns made over the road
by automobile, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
will make their future home In this
Owing to the prevalence of
small pox in neighboring communities nnd the desirability of
all persons being vaccinated 09
a precaution against this disease, arrangements have been
made whereby all persons so
desiring will he vaccinated free
of charge, at Ihe doctors' office J
during regular ollice hours. II to |
in a.m. and 6:30 to 7:tl0 p.m. j
3sSaV John Gilbert in "Bardelys The Magnificent"  £?e PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
Talk about doing a good deed each day, which is
the motto of the Boy Scouts. That fellow who
bought Balto and his associates and took them
out of prison and restored
A GOOD DEED them to freedom certainly did
a good deed. What, you never
heard of Balto? Oh, yes you did but you have
forgotten. It's a good story and we'll tell it to
you briefly. Balto was the leader of the dog team
which carried antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, two
winters ago when nearly every child in the settlement was down with diphtheria. There was no
serum in Nome and the children were dying like
flies. The dog-sled was packed, a man was found
to drive it, the antitoxin was buried under the
blanket—and away they went. Mile after mile
they struggled on over the * snow and ice and
after five days of rough going they trotted into
Nome, carrying life and hope to the huddled
After a short rest the dogs trekked back over
the snow again and somebody bought them and
put them into the cheap museums on exhibition.
These dogs hated the stuffy quarters of the museums. They hated the crowds of staring people
and they grew tired and sick of the shut-in-life.
Then a man who loved dogs went into the
museum and saw Balto and his team-mates. He
bought the whole outfit and he has taken the dogs
to his big ranch. He's going to let them run free
all the rest of their lives. That's what we call
doing a good deed—don't you? Let the Boy
Scouts vote on it.
Of course, you know about Stevenson's remarkable story, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the man
with two directly oposite natures in his make-up.
Recently we heard of a
KEEP 'EM CURBED    man being tried for a
brutal murder. His defense was that he could remember nothing about
the cruel deed,   On the witness stand he said, "If
I committed the crime, it was not really I,
was another person within me."
The poor prisoner is probably right. We have
several natures within ourselves. We frequently
cannot understand after a fit of anger why we did
certain things. There are days when we bubble
over with kindness and generosity and there are
other days when we whistle and sing and there
are days when we growl and scold. We all have
a good self and a bad self, a liberal self and a
miserly self, a true self and a false self.
But we must accept the responsibility for the
behavior of our various selves. We cannot shirk
responsibility by saying, "My evil nature did this
or that. I am not to blame." Because it is
rather difficult to hang your evil self without
giving a severe shock to the rest of your being.
"What's the use of worrying, it never was worth
while." We would like to wage a successful war
on this vicious habit of worrying that has made
so many people unhappy. Nearly all
WORRY worry is futile, and nearly all of it begins in a delusion of importance. As
we grow older we relaize that our places are
easily filled and that if we drop out, in a few
months we are entirely forgotten. It is a wise
man who comes to know that the burdens he carries can easily be shifted to other shoulders.
Suppose that you, a private citizen without
influence, worry about the government's foreign
policy. Can't you see it is just as silly as it would
be to worry about the course of the planets ? You
have about as much influence in one case as in
the other. The truth is that few of us are important enough to do any worrying. Things will
go ahead in their own sweet way whether we
worry or not. And to worry about things you
cannot help is to lose your dignity and make yourself ridiculous—-to make yourself a small dog
barking frantically at the moon.
Did you ever hear of the little girl who was
found crying bitterly? Her mother said, "My
dear, what is the matter?" And the little lass,
between sobs, apswered, "I was just thinking
that some day, after I am grown up, I may have
a baby and I might put her into the oven to keep
warm and I might forget about her and she might
burn up." There you have an expert in worrying
who will grow into a very miserable and unhappy
woman. Never borrow trouble. If the evil is
not to come, it is useless, and so much waste; if
it is to come, best keep all your strength to meet
it. If you can't mend matters it is silly to worry;
if you can mend matters you should go ahead and
do it instead of letting anxiety sap your energy,
"Say It with whiskers."
This ls how Roy D'Arcy, noted
villain of the screen, eays he was
able to play three parts at once,
which happened while he was working tn "Bardelys the Magnificent,"
King Vidor's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
production starring John Gilbert, that
cbmea to thc llo-llo theatre this Friday and Saturday. In "Bardelys the
Magnificent" he wears a French van
dyke, then for his role in "The Temptress," he had a short, bristly moustache, and then he changed to an Iron
grey beard for a middle-aged Parisian
role In "The Gay Deceiver." Eleanor
Boardman plays the leading woman
"The Fire Fighters"—what glamor
surorunds the deeds of the intrepid
firemen of ull our great cities!
"The Fire Fighters"—what a perfect title for the amazing Chapter-
play built around this great humanitarian activity!
"The Fire Fighters" ia the title of
the Adventure Chapter-play which
plays at the lireman and liis uncertain
life. It pictures hlm In all his glory,
in all hns dirt while lighting fires and
shows him to be all man, a soldier
always in times ot peace, lighting to
keep the eternal war of flame and
combustibles at a minimum.
Tbls spectacular chapter play carries a thrill In every foot of its ten
episodes. Through ll all Is woven u
beautiful love stjry and its thrills and
daring are Ingeniously interspersed
with comedy at the right moments,
Jack Daiighcrty, noted serial star,
has the starring role and is supported
by Helen Ferguson, the beautiful
Wampus Baby star. The Ilrst chapter
will be shown at the Ilo-Ilo theatre
on Monday and Tuesday,  May  28-24,
Canada's jubilee year, celebrtalng
the sixty yenrs of Confederation, Is
fittingly emphasized In the 102T issue
of "5000 Facts about Canada," the
famous tabloid cycloptndie of the Dominion compiled by Frank Yelgh, thc
well-known Canadian publicist, lecturer and author. It is a tonic to
read ot our remarkable national progress, as tersely set forth in this
unique booklet, under fifty chapters,
from "Agriculture" to "Yukon." The
contents are moro varied than ever,
and will prove a revelation to the
reader. N'o better way of making
known our resources, wealth and
prospects exists than this publication,
and It should have a wide circulation
this year. The Government could
well afford to use it widely in this nnd
other countries. Copies may be had
from leading bookstores, or by sending 36 cents to Canadian Facts Bub-
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A maximum of travel through particularly Interesting countries at a
minimum of expense Ib provided iu
the Canadian National Educational
Tours this summer through Scotland,
England, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
Two tours have been arranged and
sailing will be made from Montreal,
July 8, on tbe S.S. "Andania," direct
to Glasgow. Very careful attention
has been given to itineraries Involved.
Tour No. 1 is a 37-day trip on sea
and land, visiting Important cities in
Scotland, England, France, Belgium,
Switzerland. All expenses, $372.50.
Montreal to Great Britain and the
Continent and return to Montreal.
Tour No. 2 is a 51-day trip on sea
and land, visiting in Scotland, Eng
land, France, Belgium, Switzerland
and Italy. All expenses, $501.00.
Montreal to Great Britain and the
Continent and return to Montreal.  .
There will be low excursion fares
to the seaboard trom points in the
Prairie Provinces.
These tours will be personally conducted trom Western Canada, nnd
while overseas will be under the
direct care and supervision of thoroughly responsible and reliable
organisation, fully qualified in every
particular to successfully look after
the Interests of our patrons.
The slght-Beeing program Is very
complete and generous. Automobiles
and motor coaches are freely used.
All sight-seeing Ib well planned to
snve unnecessary fatigue and to seu
the worth-while places within the
time at our disposal. Competent lecturers will reveal to our patrons the
outstanding features, literary, historic,
artistic or scenic of the Old World
centres visited.
Edward W. Bickle, local agent for
the Canadian National Railways, will
be glad to discuss these tours nnd
arrange all details. 14-21
P. P. Harrison, M.L.A.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Mala Office
Courtenay           Phone 258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel ln Evenings.
Telephone  116R or 24
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
Night culls:  134X Courtenay
lOlllee:  15!) Cumberland.
Th* Practical White Tailor
Victor Marinelli, Proprietor
Short Orders a Speciality FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Monday and Tuesday, May 9 -10
Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12
Belle Bennett and Ian Keith
Should a woman foreswear
the one love of her life?
_  tm
Attractions for the
Coming Week
Gaiety Theatre
Gloria Swanson has turned Interviewer!
Yes sir, while In Florida recently,
not satisfied with screen success, she
heard that Will Rogers was among
those present, and decided to see
what he had to say for himself. The
following is reported as being absolutely authentic.
"1 suppose you were attracted to
this place by the Fountain of Youth
"Yeah," said the humorist.
"Do you smoke a pipe or roll your
"Yeah," replied the "Follies" star.
"I'm so glad you're feeling well—
you look all right anyway."
This concluded the Interview. Miss
Swanson, on looking It over, discovered that the renowned rope-sllnger
didn't seem to have been very communicative, but then—he did say
"Yeah." .
"Fine Manners," Gloria's latest
Paramount success, comes to the Ilo-
Ilo on Monday and Tuesday, May 9
and 10. Eugene O'Brien ls the star's
leading man.
Glycerine tears, so vital to sonic
actresses, are never needed by Belle
Bennett, who plays the difficult role
of Odette de Maigny In "The Lily,"
Victor Schertfzlnger's latest release
for Fox Films, which comes to the
Gaiety theatre on Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10, and to the Ilo-Ilo
on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11
and 12. '
Miss Bennett, giving the best screen
portrayal of her long theatrical career, sheds genuine tears in this memorable drama. The only music she
requested was "My Wonderful One,"
a favorite of her departed son, and
Once she dispensed with music entirely and threw herself Into the role
of the heartbroken sister amid a
silence that was awe-lnsplrlng. Her
portrayal, gripping in the extreme,
was all the more poignant because of
stern repression. She simply shed
thc tears of a broken woman. For
the moment she was that woman.
She lived every moment of the soul-
wracking experience.
"Best Dressed Man in U.S., Comedy Star
The most immaculately dressed and
perfectly appointed man In America
today is Reginald Denny, star of
"Skinner's Dress Suit," the Universal
Jewel which Is the attraction at the
Gaiety theatre next Friday and Saturday. The Universal star Is an arbiter of fashion in sartorial circles
in Hollywood, which has come to bc
recognized as the style center for men
In this country.
His tall, erect figure and perfect
symmetry of form, of course, aid him
In his pre-eminence as a style leader.
But he has an innate sense of the propriety of clothes nnd color harmonies
that make him greatly sought after
by his fellow cinema stars, for consultation and advice with regard to
their screen wardrobe.
The picture revolves around the
difficulties of a young married couple
all of which centers about the acquisition of a dress suit, purchased
to aid the Skinners In their social
Tlie contrast between the early part
of the picture In which Denny in the
shiny, cheap suit as affected by an
underpaid bookkeeper and the later
sequences Is most marked.
The Fashion King is an admirable
figure ln his ultra-fashionable dress
suit. Already requests have been received for photographs of Denny
ln his evening dress, hy prominent
clothing manufacturers nil over the
It Is a fact that the star designs all
his own clothes. All that his tailor
does is to execute the sketches drawn
by Denny. The latter gets his clothes
while the tailor takes the credit for
designing them.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" Is an admirable vehicle for the Universal
star. Featured in the picture is
Laura LaPlantc, as his wife, and tin:
two leads are supported by au excellent cast.
Monday and
May 9 and 10
She sacrifices
to fill
her young
sister's cup
of happiness
"Silent Flyer'
on Tuesday
Friday - Saturday, May 13 -14
A Jamboree of Joyous Jocularity !
It sends you home with the smile thai won't come oil.
A line, fresh farce of a man and a man's wife and a
raise in salary that didn't happen.       Nothing   but
Clara Bow comes to the Gaiety next
Wednesday and Thursday and to tht
Ilo-Ilo next Friday and Saturday In
what critics acclaim as one of. the
best comedies that has heen released
In many a moon, "It." Those who
are up on their contemporary reading won't hnve to be told that "It"
is thc theory of sex magnetism which
Elinor Glyn has expounded, popularized and made a topic of national
prominence. Wherever people gather
we hear the eternal. "Do you know
why Bhe's so popular? She Iiub 'It'."
Those who've listened and wondered
what It wns all about will he enlightened nu seeing Miss How's first Paramount starring production.
In "It" Madame Glyn has explained
her Idea, via tho medium of the
screen. She hns taken two characters,
—one, a youthful shop-girl; the other, her wealthy employer. Then, Investing the power ot "It" In the flapper we are shown exnclly how much
power enn be wielded by a lady who
has "It." Needless to sny. Miss Bow
wins the man of her heart but It Is
-only after an exciting wreck and rescue nt sea that she nnd "he" nro
blissfully united ln the Joys ot osculation, (technical term, moaning
"to kiss.")
Clarence Bndgcr. the man who
directed Bebe Daniels' "Tho Cnnipus
Flirt," was at the megaphone for "lt."
Antonio Moreno plays opposite Hu
star In a role that Is sure to win him
many admirers.
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Gaiety Theatre
and Thursday
May 4 and 5
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Friday and
May 6 and 7
Men die for "I'l"'
Women cry lor "IT"
Everybody wants "IT"
Some have "IT"
Elinor Glyn wrote "IT"
Clara Row stars in "IT"
No doubt about "IT"
You can't Ret alone without "IT"
You must see "IT"
Elinor Glyn says
Clara Bow has "IT"
to the nth degree PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY, MAY G, 1927.
Youthful Energy for Canadian Farms
lancine, in ace from fourteen to eighteen years, this party of sturdy boys recently arrived in Canada on board the
m Anchor Donaldson Liner "Attain" to take up farming in C.tnada. They all hail from Scotland and were
keenly enthusiastic to take up their new life on the land. Trior to being placed on larms tliey wero entertained at
the Hostel for boys maintained by the Britii.h Immigration and Colonization Association.
fULHiil.'::". :S lu. .i....1:;.':i ^ ■. .'-'.. .1
We've heard of the Englishman who
sowed bran in liis garden, but the
latest we have just heard is about a
Royston chap who ran a steam roller
over his garden to obtain mashed
* *   *
Dear Jock:    How much whisky can
a Scotchman drink?
Jock:    Any given amount.
* *   *
The husband who does a little light
flirting with his wife now and then
is a rare bird, but we'll say he's a
wise "gazabo."
* *   *
Dear Smith: How do you get berth
Smith: Trying to get into a lower
when you belong in the upper.
* *   *
Sign of Spring
Into my garden came a pup,
Now my radish seeds tire up.
* •   •
Liza was on Uie witness stand.
"Are you positive," Inquired thc
prosecutor, "that you know where
your husband was on the niglit this
crime was committed?"
"Ef ah didn't," replied the witness
firmly, "den Ah busted a good rolllif
pin ovah an Innerccnt man's baid,
dat's all!"
* *   *
Mrs. Clarke—How ls it that you are
so familiar with the Ahlen's private
Mrs. Foster—We looked after their
parrot last week-end.
* •   •
A magician, standing on the stage,
was about to do one of bis great
tricks, but needed some assistance
from the audience.
"If some lady will come up on the
stage," he announced, "1 will stand
her upon that pedestal and make her
"If ye can wait a minute," cried a
man In the stalls, "I'll buzz homo uiul
get my oltl woman."
Paying no attention to the interrupter, the conjuror continued:
"I'll make her disappetir and then
bring her back again."
"Oh, If that's all," yelled Jlio man
who had interrupted, "never mind my
old woman."
* *   •
The  maid   had   been   on   her   lirst
charabanc ride, and was describing
the delights of the country to her
mistress. "And we saw," she said,
"bucIi u beautiful bird on a hedge,
colored and all—would it be a cocktail?"
* *   *
Doctor — "Madam,    your
must have absolute rest
Patient's   Wife
won't  listen to tne—"
"A very good beginning, madam
very good beginning,"
Cumberland School
Report For April
(Continued from Page One)     ,
.111;  perfects, 21;  lates, 0; percentage
of attendance, 87.1.
Honor list, Gr. 4 Jr.—Susuml Uchi-
da. Billy Westfield, Irene Bonora.
Gr. 3 Sr.—Masako Iwasa, Shunko
Saito, Sumeye Okuda.
C. Carey, teacher. No. on roll, 36;
perfects, 13; lates, 10; percentage of
attendance, 82.3.
Honor list, Jr. 3—Albert Hicks,
Cameron Wilson, Uneana Williams
(progress). Sr. 2—Ronald Spooner
and Norma Caverraro, equal, Oswald
Wycherley  (progress).
P. Hunden, teacher. No. on roll,
38; perfects, 21; lates, 5; percentage
of attendance, 86.84.
Honor list, Gr. 2 Jr.—Dorothy Prior,
Leone Drown, Margaret Armstrong.
Phyllis Robertson (Improvement). Gr.
2 Sr.—Fanny Toi, Bessie Carney, Tet-
suo Aokl. iNobuko Yano (Improvement.)
Janet K. Robertson, teacher. No. on
roll. ,17; perfects, 17; lates, 6; percentage of attendance, 90.06.
Honor list, Sr. 1—Evelyn Stacey,
Gordon Devoy, Peggy Roberts, Jackie
Williams and Margaret James, equal.
Jr. 2—Beatrice Braes, Vera Wrlgley.
C. Richardson, teacher. No. on roll,
36; perfects, 23; lates, 7; percentage
of attendance. 93.65.
Honor list. Grade IA—Masato Sora,
Kakulchlro Suyama, Sawako Shegami.
Grade 111—Belle Wong, Chlzuru Okuda, Toyoko Yuno.
Evu G. Drader, teacher, No. on roll,
30; perfects, 6; lates 5; percentage
of attendance, 70.
Honor list — Marguerite Goodali,
Jimmy Leighton, Frank Mobley, Raymond Stockand, Lillian Saunders.
Roy Cliffe meets Charlie Belanger
the third time in Vancouver tonight.
The scrap is to be broadcast so that
local fans will have an opportunity
of getting the results flrst hand. The
lirst time these two met, in Vancouver, Belanger was awarded the decision on a foul. They met the second time at the Courtenay stadium,
when Cliffe wns  given the decision.
The American and the Irishman
were out riding when suddenly the
Yankee said, "Now, Paddy, where
would you be If the prison had its
"Riding alone," said Paddy, tersely.
Teacher: "Able, what Is a pauper?"
Able: It's the guy vot married mom-
(Continued  from  Page One)
the Overland car which caused the
accident to bc far from satisfactory.
He had been the owner of such a car
and found that the brakes had to be
attended to almost every 3 months.
Confirm Dili's Story
Dol's  own  evidence  tallied   almost
HENDERSON —Born to Mr. and
Mrs. James Henderson, of Nanaimo,
on Tuesday, May the 8th, at II a.m. in
the Nannlmo Hospital, a son.
We have a reputation for Quality.   Purchase your
Bread und Cakes from
The "GEM"
Barber Shop
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladles' balr cut, any style 50c
Children's hair cut any style 3Dc
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
word for word with that submitted
by him on April 20th at the coroner's
inquiry, with perhaps one exception.
At the Inquiry Doi stated that he had
stopped his car before reaching Logan's house, but then went on again
and turned at Pridge's. On Tuesday
he admitted that he did not actually
stop the car at the place mentioned,
but had brought It almost to a stop.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Nakamura and Mr. T.
Iwasa, who were ln the car at tho
time of the accident, bore Dol out in
this assertion. The remainder of their
evidence did not bring to light any
new facts, as the two men were in
the back seat and could not see very
well, while Mrs. Nakamura was too
shaken by the accident to remember
anything coherent. All three witnesses, however, said the car was
travelling at a medium' rate of speed.
Neither of the three could speak
English, consequently Mr. Fred Kato
acted as interpreter.
Cpl. Matthews exhibited Doi's
driver's license and the special permit Issued by Chief of Police Cope, by
which said license was obtained. The
permit gives Doi's birthday as March
1910, which would make him 17 yearn.
old at present, hut witness admitted I
Forest  fires  in  Canada,   the  great of   about   1,400,000   acres   of young
majority   of   which   were   caused   by growth of various ages, representing
carelessness,   have   burned  annually the annual Increment on 25 million
during the last six years, an average lo 30 million acres of forested land.
that he was only 16 years of age. The
case for both prosecution and defense
elided at this juncture and Magistrate
Carey handed down his decision as
above. For the benefit of the accused
and others, Mr. Harrison explained
just whnt this decision meant.
For Best Quality
Fresh and Cured Fish
Our Motto:
W. P. Symons   •   -   Proprietor
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C.
E. L. SAUNDERS      1
It pays to have your shoes repaired as they wear       m
longer after repairing than when new. **=
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
Go to the
He Will Serve You Better
and Save Yoa Money—
The Firestone Dealer is backed by an organization worldwide in scope and influence—an institution whose success
is the outcome of a single purpose, steadfastly upheld, to
build tires of the highest quality and reduce the cost of
tire mileage.
You can depend upon the Firestone Dealer—not only for
the "Bettet Service" which goes with these better tires, but
for the economy, safety and comfort that Gum-Dipped
Tires give.
Automobile Specialists
Phone 8 Cumberland, BC.
It's Wringerless
Phone for a demonstration in your home.
i'or sale on easy terms bs)
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Orders left with Mr. Potter at ttie Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a Vi-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of VVaer and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director. FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
A collosal collection of
all that is new
and novel in the
amusement field
Courtenay  Lodge
B.P.O. Elks No. 60 #
wish to announce that their second
has been unavoidably
Until May 12, 13,14
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Conklin and Garrett's
Diamond  Jubilee  Shows
15— 15
Double Length
Railway Cars of
Fun,  Mirth, Frolic   j
and Joy !
15 15
7 Major H
Riding  Devices  ■
The Season's Newest Sensational
Riding Device Thrillers
Canada's Premier Tented Attraction
j Big Mammoth Awe
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12- 12
News of Courtenay and District
COURTENAY. .May 1.—The Courtenay Commercial School was host at a
very happy ulTair In the Gaiety hall
on Thursday night. Prior to the
novelty dance, a typewriting contest
for the championship cup o( the district was staged. There were twelve
competitors, the winner being Miss
Frances Smith, Comox, using an
Underwood machine. The Ilrst silver
medal was awarded to Toshiko Iwasa,
the second silver medal to Laura
Bateman, the Ilrst bronze medal wns
won by Agnes Hruee, of Cumberland.
Ollvlnn Klrkwood. of Union Uny. and
George Inglis. of Courtenny, tied for
the second bronze medal. The prizes
were awarded by Mr. II. I,. Buckley
of the Courtenay high school stall*,
these Including diplomas won by tha
class graduating at the end of April.
The recipients were Kathleen Good,
Agnes Bruce, Isabella Herd. Edna
Smith, Margaret Kay, Ollvlnn Klrkwood, Gerald Uaroz and Toshiko
Iwasa. •
The hall had been prettily decorated
with greenery nnd streamers, and the
novelty dunces Included spot-light and
balloon dances. The couple keeping
their bnlloon Intact received the prize.
but great efforts were necessary to
protcet the bauble from determined
efforts to puncture It.
All pupils and llieir parents, lo-
gcther wilh past pupils were gnosis
of Iho School for the evening.
An enjoyable supper was served.
Tho orchestra was In line form, and
the crowd which, numbered over two
hundred, spent a most enjoyable lime.
COURTENAY. May **>.- Reporting at
the council meeting on Monday night.
Aid. Douglns said there had been no
local   llres   since   last   meeting.   The
department had. however, received nn
urgent call from Union Hay nt 1 a.m.
on April 2Sth.   Tiie brigade responded
and on arrival found Dale and Reld's
storo In (lames.   Chier Thompson immediately    took    chnrgc.    dud    the
splendid efforts of the Courtenny lire
fighters saved the Willis Hotel from ,
complete destruction.   For Ihe public
worka department,  he  reported  particulars of work done during the lasl |
two weeks, whicli Included deepening
of the drain on Douglas slreet and the
hauling   of   some   seventy   loads   of I
refuse from around the city on cleanup day.   He had Investigated Ihe com- j
plaint from Dr. McKee. medlcnl health
officer, which had   necessitated    the ;
Installation of a new section of 0 DOS
drain   at  the   rear  of   Dr.   Millard's
premises,   The city health officer will)
be asked to report on general conditions.
Aid. Pearse, referring to the recent
lire at Union Bay, said there wns no
doubt thai the firemen had done good
work ami that it was well to bo neighborly, but that such actions really
meant tlie saving to lire Insurance
companies at the expense of the Courtenay taxpayers, It was suggested
that the British Columbia Fire Underwriters' Association might wish to
contribute to the upkeep of the volunteer lire department and a letter is to
be sent to i\Ir. McGregor, the district
manager in Victoria, in this connection. Aid. Pearse nlso reported for
the committee which acted with the
representatives of the Agricultural
Association regarding the fencing of
tlie agricultural grounds and the city |
auto park.
Alderman Wallls, reporting for the
Better Housing committee, said, "Of
eleven houses included iu Ibis schema
four of the properties are not in such
good shape as al the beginning of the
year." He pointed out that one-third
of the year had gone, which showed
little result. The matter was, however, loft with  the committee.
The condition of Union street In the
vicinity of the United Church and the
Masonic building was discussed. It
was agreed Unit .the level at this
point should be reduced to prolllo before llie second coating of tarvia Is
applied to the BtreetS to be'treated
this year. The rood surfacing ma-
chines are expeoted In the district
about the cud of June, when the roads
tvlilch received llieir lirsl coat last
year will receive Iheir second application, .Surlaces within the city
which win receive tlieir initial treatment this year will be llie Lake Trail
road from llie E. & N. tracks lo tho
cily limit, and the Lake Trail sidewalk. Aid. Douglas is to confer with
Mr. \v. P. Boavari, assistant district
engineer, with reference tn Ihe proposed reduction of grade on Union
Mayor McKenzie was appointed a
delegate from the city council to
attend a meeting of the Native Sons
on May 17th, to formulate plans for
Canada's jubilee celebration. A letter
Inviting a delegate to a town planning
convention to be held In Vancouver
was ordered filed.
tlie dainty nymph-like dancing of tiny
Slieiln Allan!, and a song by the Hev.
J. Hobbins with violin obllgato by
Mrs. Carey. .Members of the Girls'
W. A. served appetizing refreshments,
llie tables looking pretty lu yellow
spring flowers. The audience showed
hearty appreciation and before tho
evening closed a vote of thanks was
tendered Mrs. Carey and the other
artists for the excellent evening's entertainment.
The programme Included songs by
Mrs. B. Harvey, recitation by Miss
Muriel Hobbins, songs and dances by
the Misses F. and K. Moore, violin
ados by .Miss Annie Sculson and Miss
Florence Aitcheson, recitation by Miss
Jean Aitcheson and "Good Nighl
.Songs" by the junior violins—Florence Aitcheson. Trevor Clarkson.
Douglas Inglis and Willie Merrifield.
COURTENAY, May 2.—The funeral
of Mrs. Wm. Idiens, who passed nwny
at the home of her son, i\Ir. Joseph
Idiens al Koyston on Saturday, took
place from the Sutton funeral parlors
on Monday afternoon. Numerous
cars formed the cortege lo the Anglican cemetery at Sandwick where the
Interment was made. Messrs. J. und
11. Idlens were chief mourners. Mr.
John Idlens was also present. A large
number of floral offerings were sent.
The late Mrs. Idlens was a native of
Stratford on Avon. England, she has
lived in Iho Comox District for many
years, und leaves numerous relative;.
to mourn her passing. The remains
were borne to llieir last resting plaee
bv Messrs. J. II. Maolntyre, G. II. Ash,
C, Idlens, C. C. Piercy. F. Brock ami
G. Endall.
COURTENAY, May 1.—The Cafe
Cliantant in aid of St. John's Anglican
parish hall, held on Wednesday night
was most successful. A twenty-piece
orchestra, the majority of whom are
pupils of Mrs. II. M. Carey, gave a
very pleasing concert. Outstanding
fenturcs of a variety programme were
Tills is a serious problem tn many
mothers. Weaning should always be
done gradually, beginning aboul llie
seventh month, giving one or two
bottle feedings during tlie dny. Increasing tlie number of boitle feedings gradually until weaning Is accomplished. Borden's Eagle Brand
Milk Is so like mother's milk in taste
and ease of digestion Hint It can bc
given alternately witli lireasf milk
without causing abrupt weaning*.
In this paper from time to time you
will find an advertisement of Borden*!
Eagle Brand Milk, a food lhat has
raised more healthy bailies than all
the prepared infant foods combined,
('ui oui tlie advertisement nnd mail it
to Tlie Borden Compnny Limited.
Montreal, and they will send you. free
of charge. Insinuations for feeding
your baby, and n Baby Welfare and
Baby Record book. Or. just write the
Company, mentioning this paper, und
they will be sent.
The purpose of the Canadian Clubs
is a national purpose, it is a purpose
which sees the whole Canadian Club
movement as a means of elevating,
informing and uniting Canadian
opinion. Beginning as a movement in
Hamilton, founded by a BowmanvilU
boy, Col. Chas. It. McCullough. for the
purpose of informing its members, It
has grown from coast to coast for
Informing the whole of Canadian
opinion. But the efforts of tlie individual clubs hove not been co-ordinated. The national purpose, sometimes never realized, has In many
Instances been lost.   The purpose oi
Canadian Club
informing   fhe   whole   of   .s.hm.i .
opinion, while professed, has not been  ized   body
realized,     How   can   it   be   realized?  'snis.* • is., ss
The Association of Canadian Clubs,
founded    fourteen    years    ago,    has
attempted to answer these questions.
The    Association    has    no    narrow
j   separatist view  of llie  Canadian  na-
|   lion.   Il   argues   Unit   only   with   a
j  united nation can  Ca la play her
• !   part as a member of the British Em-
_.__.;. pjre< nmj m,lkl, |lor oontr|butlon to
world Btabillty through the League of
Canadian Nations.   As a democratically orgun-
       ..   opinion,   representing
only the membership of the Canadian
Clubs,   file   Association   of   Canadian
Ilow can the Canadian Club in every
centre fill  part of a national  move-   Clubs   is  endeavoring   to  create  or
ment? make expressive that national spirit.
••■ j>
Mr. and Mrs. Iteg. Masters are receiving congratulations on Ihe birth
of a son, born 29th of April, at the.
Lourdes Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crawford left,
Saturday for a short visit to Vancouver.
Mr. Frank Cross Jr. Is at present
visiting with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Cross.
Mr. H. Lanniug, of Vancouver, paid
a short visit here during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thulin arc
receiving congratulations on llie birth
of a son, born on May llnd, at the
Lourdes Hospital.
Mr. A. McNIven. of Bloedel, was a
visitor to Cumberland on Monday and
Tuesday of this week.
Sunday last a Divine Service was
conducted at the school house by Dr.
Wilson, of Vancouver. The Rev. Mi*.
(I. Itiilluiid also Introduced Itev. Mr.
J. Giuliani to ihe Community, who
will ill fulure give a regular service.
And Canadian Silver Fox News
Presenting the beauties of Canud i
to tourists, Roil and Gun und Canadian Silver Fox News appears this
month as a special Dominion of Canada Tourist number. Tlie Muy Issue
Is featured by a special section, profusely illustrated, in which llie countless attractions wliic h Canada has lo
oiler are laid before tourists. An
editorial written by Hon. Charles
Stewart, Minister of the Interior,
welcomes visitors to the  Dominion.
The articles und stories contained
in the Issue cover practically all the
provinces from- New Brunswick lo
British Columbia, a wide field and full
of Interesting material, fiction ami
fuel, for those Interested iu hunting,
fishing and outdoor life. Seasonable
articles are contained ill the regular
departments on Fishing; Guns and
Ammunition, Outdoor Talk and Kennel.
Rod and (inn and Canadian Silver
Fox News is published monthly by
W. J. Taylor, Limited, Woodstock,
VICTORIA. April 28.—Coal prodtfe-
lion of the collieries of tlio province
in thi! first quarter of the present
yenr show an increase over that for
Tn Plrmouth.Cheibonrg-London
Aseania  .May 20 Alnunin June
To  llelfiist.sUicri 1.Glasgow
tAnilnnla May 18 Allieiiin May
To QueetlltOWII and Liverpool
Soythla  May   11 Aurania  May
To Cherbourg ami Southampton
Berengarla May n, June s. 29
♦Mauritania May 2a. June IS, July
Aqultnnln May 31, June 22. July !i
To Londonderry und Glasgow
Caledonia May 21     California June
To  Plyniiiulli-lliivrc-liimdoh
Tuscan lo May 11        Caronla May
To QuoflnstflWll mul l.herpnol
Scylliia  May   Ifi Aurania   May
t Glasgow   anil   Liverpool,  only.
} Calls ai  Plymouth, eastbound,
ihe corresponding quarter of 1926 of
12I.7HI long tons, according to returns received by the provincial de-
partinciil of mines uud Issued today
by authority of Hon. William' Sloan,
minister of mines. Demand has beeu
showing a satisfactory Increase for
ihe past three months and is sleadlly
Improving, reports to the deparlment
Tin' total out put for the three
months ended March 21 was reported
ai 860,187 long ions, compared with
626,423 iu Ibe firsl three months last
year, an Increase of approximately 24
per cent. The Vancouver Island collis ries which Inst year were running
behind the previous year in output,
havi' shown a decided inorease In
production, the figures for the first
quarter of 1027 having been 368,849
long Ions as againsl 291.112 in UI2li
or ii».7tni tons. The Crown Nasi Pass
collieries also show a gain amounting
to 46,802 tons, and In llie Nicola-
Princeton district Hie gain Is 7410
ions. Coke production shows a falling off from lasi year "I 1809 Ions.
For ibe first three months of this
year the Comox Colliery produced
111.222 Ions as againsl 66,012 Ions over
ihe corresponding period of 1026,
Sailings from MONTREAL
To llelfiisl-Llverpool-Ulasgiiiv
Athonln  May 20. June  17. July  10
Letilia June 2. July 1, 29
To Glasgow nnd Liverpool
Aurania June 24     Andania July S
To  I'ljiniiiilli-I lierlii'iirg.I.diiilmi
.Viisoiiia .Inue U)    Aseania June 21
Alaunla July 1. July 29, Aug. 2il
Sixty per cent of Canadians own
their own homes,
Corn production iu Alberta Inst
year was valued al one million dollars.
Capital invested In the forestry Industries ot* Canada totals (666,000,000,
The value of ihe annual productions
from file forests of thc Dominion
amounts to $440,000,000,
Money orders, drafts and Travellers
Cheques at lowest rntcs. Full Informal ion from local agents or Company's Offices. G22 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Licensed Taxi Driver
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1927.
House Furninshings
The bright days call for renovations, and we have laid
in a goodly supply of the many nick-nacks which go
to the furnishing of the home.
We have quite an assortment of New Designs and Patterns
ot Linoleums, 2 yards wide, as well as 4 yards wide. We
have two good patterns in the 4 yard wide material, so that
your room can have 1 piece which will cover the whole room.
LINOLEUM RUGS— „      ,    ,  .
We have quite an assortment of Linoleum Rugs in BtocK,
but we can secure for you practically any color in a few
days in most ot the wanted Bizes.
Our new stock of Nets is to hand and we feel will meet your
approval. We have them al most of the wanted priceB, and
have on display quite an assortment.
CRETONNES— , .„..  hMh
A shipment ol* Cretonnes has recently come to hand ln both
single and double widths. The single ls a reversible cre-
lonne and a good quality which can be depended upon to
give good wear.   The price per yard Is   45k*
Reversible Cretonne, 50 inches wide, six patterns to choose
trom.   Price per yard Is  ®0^
We have several styles to choose from as well as the cbatrs
with   rockers.   Call  and  aee  them.
We have a full assortment of Pillows from $1.00 each to
$;i.sjO, with the choicest down.
MATTRESSES— .       ,   ...
See our leading Mattresses with good filling and a splendid
covering.   The price each is  $10.50
David Hunden, Junr.
of every description
•J3f=   Orders will receive prompt attention.
Personal Mention
A driver who hailed from Hyde Park
Was a little too fond of the dark
So a cop showed his star
And then stopped the car
A fine was the price of the lark.
Keep out of trouble when
you're buying a used c«r.
Make sure that it is built
for service and speed. We
invite a severe road test of
every reconditioned car we
sell. If you buy it here
you're safe.
r   Blunt & Passie, Ltd.
P. 0. Box 190 Telephone HI
Mr. and Mrs. James Peacock, of
Nanaimo, arrived on Monday evening,
being called to the city by the sudden
death of Mr. George Peacock, father
ot Mr. James Peacock. A daughter,
Lily, residing in Fernie, arrived here
Thursday evening.
• ♦   »
Mr.  T.  Bono  visited  Nanaimo  on
Tuesday to take in the soccer game
between Nanaimo and the tourist
eleven, and also to see his brother-
in-law, Jack Monaghan, one of the
team picked to represent Canada
"down under."
«    ss    ss
MrB. J. Vernon-Jones, who has been
spending the past tbree weeks in Vancouver, returned to Cumberland this
• •   *
Four old Cumberland players are
Included In the All-Star soccer team
to tour New Zealand—Jack Monaghan,
Billy Milligan, Dave Turner and
Stanley Tait. Their many friends In
this city will watch with interest their
doings "down under." The Islander
extends to the team generally besl
wishes for a successful tour.
• •   *
Mrs. W. P. Symons and young son
left on Monday last for Vancouver,
being Joined there by Mr, Symons on
Thursday. They will stay ln Vancouver for about two weeks prior to
starting their trip to the old country,
where they expect to visit for the next
three or four months.
• ss      .
Mr. J. Dixon, chief Inspector of
Mines, was a visitor to Cumberland
Thursday and Friday.
• •   *
Mr. Douglas Partridge, of Vancouver, arrived In Cumberland Monday
evening last.
• •   •
Mr. George A. Tarbell returned to
bis home ln Cumberland on Tuesday
evening after hiB tour of the world
Mr, Tarbell speaks tn glowing terms
of the tour, tbe arrangements were
almost perfect, and the comfort of thc
tourists appeared to be the flrst aim
of the officers of the S.S. Empress ot
Scotland, of the C.P.R. system.
• »   •
Mr. T. R. Jackson, Inspector of
Mines for tbe district, was a visitor
in town during tbe week.
• •   «
Mr. W. Walker visited Nanaimo on
Tuesday for the purpose ot witnessing
the soccer game between the upper
Island and the all-star Canadian team.
On Monday, while out on his delivery route, Mr. A. H. Venables, of
Courtenay, had the misfortune to lose
his delivery car by Are. He had delivered some bread to a customer
about three miles out on the Lake
Trail and when cranking the car to
start lt up again, thc engine backfired, ignited and the car was soon
a mass of flames. Mr. Venables could
do notbing to save the car and lt was
totally destroyed.
(Continued trom Page One)
The Ladles' Bridge Club were hostesses to their husbands and friends
at a jolly party held at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton on
Tuesday 'evening. There were thirteen tables of bridge ln play, the
honors going to Dr. and Mrs. MacNaughton, flrst, and to Mrs. L. Stevens and Mr. Robinson, second. The
guests included Dr. and Mrs. Hicks,
Dr. and MrB. MacNaughton, Mrs. S.
Horwood, Mr. Lang, Mra. A. Ross, Dr.
Bruce Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Cope,
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, Mr. and MrB.
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, Mr. and
Mrs. Pickard, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron,
Mr. and Mrs. Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, MIbs Tarbell, Mr. Geo. Tarbell,
Mrs. Tarbell, Mrs. J. Shortt, Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton, Miss Sehl, Mr. Symons,
Mr. and Mrs. Parnham, Mr. and MrB.
Mumford, Mr. and MrB. Robinson, Mrs.
L. Nunns, Mr. R. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs.
Conway, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr.
and Mrs. Finch, MIsb Burroughs, Mr.
Mandlville, Mr. and Mrs. G. Curwen,
MIsb Galllvan, Miss Partridge and Mr.
L. Hardle. ,
Thc high wind of Sunday last was
responsible for the damage done to
the big bam of Campbell Bros., bRu-
ate on Third Street. About 2 o'clock
In the afternoon, whilst the wind was
blowing with hurricane fury, the front
of the barn collapsed, apparently being blown completely out. It waa
fortunate that no one was passing at
the time, or a serious accident might
have resulted.
Particulars Next Week
appointed Trustees Henderson and
MacKinnon to interview the Council
ln this matter.
The Department of Health notified
the Board by letter that the men examining children's eyes were not
competent for the work. This was
fyled. MIsb J. McLenaghen, director
of home economics, submitted a very
favorable report on tho local class
under the teaching of Miss Till.
Interesting Principal's Report
Principal AppB' report for April
showed a total attendance of 475
pupils, 270 of wbom neither missed a
day or were late. The attendance
percentage was 89.32, and there were
• 16 punishments and 48 visits. The
I report also stated that considerable
work was being done In the school
gardens, which brought favorable
comment from the Board. During the
month the pupils hnd been addressed
on "Are prevention" and kindred subjects, Lacrosse sticks Imve been purchased and the game is now becoming
organized at the school. The report
concluded with a notation to the
effect that Oswald Reid had won the
School Board's prize of (5.00 at the
recent Canada Bee.
Bills and accounts for the month
toUled (414.08.
Mr. W. McLellan, school Janitor,
drew the attention of the Board to
the fact that the nil on tbe north Bide
of tbe school was looking very untidy,
due to a number of tin cans having
become widely scattered. Trustee
Mrs. MacNaughton thought that five
or six of the school pupils could quite
easily throw back the cans, but tho
Board vetoed the suggestion. Mr.
Apps said that he objected very much
to having the pupils do such work.
The matter was finally left to thai
Grounds Committee, with the result'
that a man will probably be engaged j
for two or three days to make a general clean-up.
Mothers' Day
Banquet Big Success
Every day is Mother's Day, no
doubt, but that Tuesday last was
especially so, was conceded by those
who attended the first Mother's Day
banquet given by Cumberland Junior
Rose court of the W.B.A., in the I
Fraternity Hall. Guests, numbering
about 125, were mothers of Juniors,
also many members of the Senior re- j
view. The hall had been tastefully
decorated with red and white streamers, the same color scheme being
carried out on the tables with red;
vaseB and white flowers, these being
the Court colors. Especially admired |
was a central table decoration of
white rock and moss, with lovely red
and white tulips. Mothers and juniors
occupied alternate places and full
justice was done to the sumptuous
supper. A second sitting was required to accomodate all.
Then followed an enjoyable program, well rendered.
During the evening Doris Mort, an
officer who Is leaving the district, and
Baby Bates, the youngest Rosecourt
member, were presented with pretty
The program was: ChoruB, "Swance
River,'' recitation, "When Mother was
a Little Girl," Dbrls Mort; solo, Beasie
Carney; duet, Rita Devoy and Chrlssle
Robertson; recitation, Winona Baird;
solo, Mary Baird, "Pal O My Cradle j
Days;" chorus, "Lullaby Land," tiny1
tots; recitation, "Long Ago," lone
Morgan; chorus, "Mother's Old Red
Shawl;'' dialogue, Annie Young and
Doris Drew; quartette, "Wonderful
Mother of Mine," Mesdames Saunders.
Mort, C. Walker and S. Davis; chorus,
"Hit the Trail for Home and Mother."
The follownig committee were in
charge*. Mrs. S. Davis, Mrs. Home
(Jr. Commander), Mrs. Lockhart,
Mrs. J. Robertson, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. C. I
Walker, Mrs. Saunders and Mrs. Mort.
Sells for 50c.
per bottle—   _
worth $5.00
Obtainable only at the place
of manufacture
This is the
actual size
of a bottle
of    Lang's    Cream
. of Lilies, the
well   known-
product of R.
C.  Lang,  for
giving   relief   to
sore skin.   It
removes  sunburn
tan and freckes, and
heals chapped hands and
lips, rendering the skin soft
and  white.   Simply   apply  freely
Immediately after washing and on retiring at night, rubbing till thoroughly
dry.   Lang'a Cream of Lilies is prepared by Robt. C. Lang, Phra. B., ot
Cumberland,  B.  C.    Use   it for  the
hands, face and lips.    It removes Bun-
burn, Ian and freckles and also heals
pimples, chapped hands, face and lips,
rendering  the   skin   soil   and   white.
Simply apply freely immediately aftor
washing and on retiring at night, rubbing  till  thoroughly   dry.   Cream  ot
Lilies is prepared in Cumberland by
Robt.  C.  Lang,  Phm.  B.   Use It for
the hands, face and lips,    lt removes
sunburn,  tan  and   freckles and  also
heals   pimples,   chapped   hands,   face
and lips, rendering the skin soft and
white.   Simply  apply  freely  Immediately nfter  washing and on retiring
at nlghl, rubbing till thoroughly dry.
Cream of Lilies is prepared by Robt.
C. Lang, Phm. B., Cumberland, B. C.
Give it a trial. You will use It always.
Pete Bergland, well known In this
city and district, met with a nasty
accident at Yellow Rock, when a huge
log which was being battered about
by the heavy seas running In thc
vicinity of tlie rock, struck Mr. Bergland below the knee, the unfortunate
man sustaining a simple fracture of
the left leg. Owing to the Inclement
weather on the gulf, it wns some 24
hours before Mr. Bergland could be
conveyed to the Cumberland Hospital,
where, nt Ihe time of writing, he is
resting easy.
To Dr. MacNaughton, Mrs. Whyley
and the nursing staff of the Cumberland General Hospital, 1 extend my
sincere thanks for the muny kindnesses and attention shown my wife
during her recent illness.
The general meeting of the Upper
Island School Sports for June 3rd,
1917, took place Wednesday at Qualicum Beach, delegates representing
Nanaimo and district, Qualicum and
Courtenay being present. I
The election of officers resulted as
follows: Hon. Pres., Lieut. Col. Villiers; Hon. vice-presidents, Mr. J.
Hunt; Mayor Busby. Nanaimo; Mayor Maxwell, Cumberland; Mayor McKenzie, Courtenay; and Inspector J.
Paterson, Nanaimo. Pres., Albert II.
Webb; vlce-pres., G. W. Stubbs; secretary, A. J. Fouracre; treasurer, C.
A. Michell.
Thc chairmen ot the Committees
arc as follows; nuance, Geo. Apps;
Publicity, J. Murray; Programme.
Principals of 4 room schools and up;
Grounds, J. Somerville; Entertainment, Principals of four room schools
and up.
It was decided that the Field Day
on June 3rd, should be held at Nanaimo. It was decided this year to hold
a flve-a-slde football competition, preliminary games to be played previous to June 3rd, finals to be played
on that day between the upper and
middle island winners.
Our Dining Room offers good food,
good service, reasonable  charges.
King George Hotel
t     jlt /
Here's a washboard so strong
that a big, 165 pound man can
stand on it without damaging it
in the slightest way.
That tough S£]P Pearl Enameled
rubbing surface ii mighty near everlasting, and the rest of the board it
built in the same way. The remark*
able wearing qualities of thia sturdy
wtthboard demonstrate the lifelong
wear you get from all SfcJP Enameled Ware utensils. Made by that old
established Canadian company.
SMP ...
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Ciown lands may be pre-empled by
British suujects over lo* years of age,
aud oy aliens ou declaring intention
tu become British suujecls, conditional upou residence, occupation,
and improvement for agricultural
full information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions Is
given iu Bulletin No. 1, Laud Series,
"how tu Pre-empt Laud,' copies of
which can be obtained free of churge
by addressing the Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granled covering
ouly land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and whicb Ib uot tlmuer-
lauci, i.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feel per acre t>csl ot the Coast ltuuge
aud b.uou feet per acre east ot that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Laud Commissioner of the Laud Recording Division, in which Ihe laud applied for
is situated, und ure made uu printed
lOiuiB, copies of which can be obtained from ihe Laud Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied tor
live years uud improvements made
lo value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least live
acres, before a Crown Grant cau be
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "liow lo Pre-empt
Applications are received (or pur-
1 chase uf vacant aud unreserved
•r»wn lands, uot being tuuberland,
itr agricultural purposes; minimum
price of lirst class (arable) land is ii
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land 12.50 per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lauds ln given lu Bulletin
Nu. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands.''
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the cou-
dulons including payment of
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
awes, may be leased as homeaites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the lirst year, title being
obtained utter residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled and
land has been surveyed.
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by ono person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province Is divided into grazing districts
and the range administered under a
Grazing     Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits ure issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits are available tor settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
Cumberland, B. C.
First-class throughout
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