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The Cumberland Islander May 27, 1927

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With which li consolidated the Cumberland News.
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Will Wipe Out All
Defeats Says Noted
Touring Soccer Star
Jack Monaghan, a member of the
Canadian Football team which ls now
touring New Zealand, writing to a
friend tn Cumberland gives some
Interesting news of the first part of
•their journey to New Zealand. Jack
says in part:    -
'"We left Victoria 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 4th, after a splendid banquet
at the Crystal Gardens, given by Civic
authorities. Fine send-off from Victoria; 'Auld Lang Syne,' etc. by party
and well-wishers. Feature of occasion
was players' cheers for Mr. and Mrs.
Adam on arrival aboard, also for S.
Davidson and J. Russell, who wished
party Godspoed end a safe return.
"A fine bunch of fellows, eager to
help each other, and looking forward
to having a good lime.
- "May .5—All busy getting settled for
long journey. Splendid weather and
everyone taking advantage of same,
taking part in all games. Nobody
AS YET has missed a meal and hope
they won't find It necessary. Splendid
weather, gradually getting hotter,
approaching equator,
"All boys on deck, moonlight night,
'etc., with portable gramophone and
ukclele to help drown the discord.
"The boys determined to be ln first
class shape to play when they reach
'destination. Plenty of deck room,
skipping, running, walking, physical
jerks, is the chief routine. Every
morning 6:30, bath afterwards (salt
water), shave and dress, and ready
tor breakfast 8 a.m. On deck all day,
excepting meal hours and sleeping
time. Playing quoits, deck tennis,
:and anything that calls for action.
"Expect to be iu Honolulu four or
five hours, will be welcome for a renl
good land leg stretch. Then on to
Suva, another landing for a little
while and then Auckland, the beginning ot our all-victorious tour, we
hope. The boyB are determined to
wipe out all defeats in B. C. on their
return, so BEWARE B. C. FOR A
"I will finish this tomorrow; something may happen worthy of mentioning, so will await the coming of tomorrow.
"Nothing wonderful happened overnight; glorious weather, perfect sailing conditions. We arrive Honolulu
tomorrow and everyone Is anxious to
see this much advertised resort.
Letter-writing much in evidence; a
lew of the sbieks are quite romantic
judging by the amount ot note-paper
they have used. We will be ln Honolulu about 8 hours, is latest news,
and expect to tour as much ot it as
possible. May have some news concerning same in my next dispatch.
"Medical inspection tomorrow morning before landing Honolulu, and then
ashore for a leg stretch on land.
"Remembrance to all in Cumberland."
Monday's meeting of tho City Council was held primarily for tbe purpose
of passing the bills and accounts.
Mayor Maxwell and Aldermen Mumford, Henderson and Williams were
In attendance, making the required
Famous Soldier To
Address Local Club
Lt.-Gcn. Sir Archibald Macdonnell,
K.C.B., O.C. of the flrst Canadian
Division in France, will address the
members of the Comox District
Canadian Club at the Elk Hotel,
Comxo, on Wednesday evening, June
1st, at 6:30 o'clock. The famous commander will take for his subject, "The
qualities of the Canadian Soldier and
the Evolution of the Canadian Corps."
With the great success of the recent
May 24th celebration still fresh in
the minds ot the citizens of Cumberland, It perhaps would not be amiss
at this point to remind thnt Canada's
Diamond Jubilee is approaching and
that Cumberland should certainly be
represented ln the two-day festivities
to be held in Courtenay on July 1st
and 2nd. No doubt such will be the
case, but what we bave ln mind is the
parade ln connection with the proposed celebration, and we would
suggest thot the Cumberland schools |
be represented as they were In the
24th ot May parade here. The Cumberland High School especially has
shown us what can be done in the
way ot a pageant depicting the confederation of the Provinces of Canada.
These pupils certainly should not let
July 1st pass without donning the
same costumes and helping to ensure
the success of the Courtenay event.
Mr.and Mrs.Shearer
Celebrated Golden
Wedding with Eclat
The Memorial Hall was "the scene,
on Monday evening, of the flrst golden
wedding ever celebrated In Cumberland, when family and friends gathered to do honor to Mr. and Mrs.
William Shearer on the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.
The occasion was marked by the
gathering together of all the sons and
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer
with their families, some of whom hud
travelled long distances to be present
on this anniversary. The six daughters and the three sons were Mrs.
McLean ot Seattle, Mrs. C. Pattlnson
of Luscar, Alta., Mrs. T. Cessford ot
Denman Island, Mrs. R. Thompson of
New York, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs.
Hunden of Cumberland, George of
Cumberland, Peter and William of
Cadomin, Alta.
The banquet hall was artistically
decorated in white and gold, streamers of these colors radiating from the
centre of the celling, from which was
hung a gilded basket filled with white
narcissus, the gift of an old friend of
Mrs. Shearer's. Masses of broome
and white blossoms carried out the
color scheme, while the tables were
decorated to harmonize. Centring
the bride and bridegroom's table was
a magnificent wedding cake, decorated
in white and gold, which was made
and presented by Mr. and Mrs. Shearer's son-in-law, Mr. C. M, McLean of
Seattle. Over' two hundred guests
were present at the banquet.
Escorted by two little grand-children, Doreen Thompson and William
Shearer, the bride and groom ot fifty
years ago entered the room to the
strains of the wedding march, the
guests rising to greet them.
Following the banquet was a
lengthy and interesting programme
of speeches, songs and presentations,
which was opened by .Mr. J. Thomson,
as chairman, with a few appropriate
remarks descriptive of the happy
occasion, in tbe course ot which he
said: "This evening we are assembled
here to celebrate an occasion which
is the flrst ln the history of the City
of Cumberland. On the 22nd of May
1877, in St. Giles Church, Edinburgh,
the Capitol 'of Scotland, Rev. Alexander Dalziel Robertson united Miss
Helen Lyon snd William Shearer in
the holy bonds of matrimony. We
are pleased to say that we have the
privilege of having with us this evening Mr. and Mrs. William Shearer, ln
celebrating their 50th anniversary, or
their Golden Wedding. While looking
around this gathering, what pleasure
it is to see the daughters and sons,
grand-daughters and grand-sons, ut
Mr. and Mrs. Shearer, who altogether
look a very happy family. Some of
them have travelled a long distance
to attend this glorious function."
Following tbe drinking of a toast
to the King, and the singing of the
iVational Anthem, little Wm. Shearer
presented his grand-parents with a
silver tray of gold pieces, the gift of
tbe family.
In proposing the health of the bride
and groom, Dr. G. K. MacNaughton
pictured the wedding fifty years ago
In St. Giles Church, going on to speak
of the joys and sorrows, successes and
failures, triumphs and tribulations,
associated so Inevitably with married
life, that had so well stood the test of
time. At the time ot his marriage,
Mr. Shearer was sergeant gymnasium
instructor In the 78th Highlanders,
now the Seaforth Highlanders. Thirty
years were spent In the Old Country.
10 of these in the North of England,
before Mr. and Mrs. Shearer emigrated to Canada. Three years were
spent In Cape Breton, when they came
west and made their home In Cum-
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Victoria Day's Celebration
Proved To Be Greatest In
History Of Cumberland
Tennis cup presented
"The Red Widow" will give you
three hours of mirth and melody-
see "her" at the Ilo-Ilo, Cumberland,
on Thursday, June 2nd.
Mrs. G. W. Clinton and Miss B.
Bickle were joint hostesses yesterday
afternoon at tea served at Mrs. Clinton's home in aid of the Cumberland
Tennis Club. A large number were
In attendance and during the afternoon Miss Bickle was presented with
the np which she won last season,
emblematic of the club championship
In ladies' singles.
The next tea will be held on Thursday, June 2nd, on the verandah at the
home ot Mrs. T. Graham, First street,
Mrs. Graham and Miss D. Maxwell
being joint hostesses.
Cumberland was a mecca to old and
young for miles around last Tuesday,
when the long-awaited 24th of May
saw the carefully laid plans of a
special committee culminate ln what
was undoubtedly the finest celebration
that this city has heretofore been
privileged to stage in commemoration
of the birthday of Victoria the Good.
The early hours ot the morning
brought an influx of vistlors trom
points as far distant as Parksvllle to
the south, Campbell River to the north
and Alberni'to the west, and as tore
noon slowly merged Into afternoon
hundreds of automobiles, beaded In
this direction, still thronged the high'
ways. Cumberland's celebration of
victoria Day, 1927, will long be remembered ln this district, setting as
it did a mark for future celebrations
to equal or surpass, If they can.
The proceedings opened at 10 in tbe
morning with a spectacular parade
from the school ground, passing
through the principal thoroughfares
I of the city and reaching Its climax on
the long stretch up Dunsmuir avenue,
where hundreds of onlookers lined
either side ln excited anticipation
They were not disappointed. Headed
by the two Are trucks of tbe local
department, followed closely by the
Cumberland City Band, came the regal
float of Her Majesty, Queen Helen
Magnune and retinue, the cynosure of
all eyes. The float itself was a marvel of beauty, a credit to tha Union
Bay folk who must have spent unlimited hours ln Its preparation.
Seated on the dais was Queen Beryl
Hudson who ruled over the 1925 festivities, and occupying an equally
conspicuous place was the yet-to-be-
crowned Queen Helen, supported on
either side by Maids of Honor Muriel
Hobbins and Mazle Tumbull and by
Pages Grabam Holland and Buster
Geary. Some five hundred school
children, attired for the most part in
pageant costume, followed the royal
party, and in turn came the decorated
floats, automobiles, bicycles, advertising characters, comic groups and
individuals, the kilties band from
Courtenay making a big hit with their
amusing antics and coatumes. Big
features were the Fathers ot Confederation, early Canadian pioneers, and
the nine provinces of the Dominion of
Canada, all depicted by pupils of the
Cumberland high and public schools.
- Out of such an array, the judges had
some difficulty in awarding the limited number of prizes, their final selections being as follows: best float,
May Queen and party; Mr. E. Trehern
won flrst prize tor the best decorated
automobile and the Union Bay Sewing
Club took second honors; the Highlanders' band richly deserved their
prize for the best comic group; little
Dennis Shields carried off first prize
for the best decorated bicycle; W.
Bennie was the best advertising character; while special prizes were
awarded Oswald and Sister Wycherley
as an old fashioned couple, George
Strachan for decorated bicycle, and
Tommy Adamson for his gaily decorated dog and cart Special mention
should be made of the decorated car
which won a prize tor the Union Bay
Sewing. Club. All semblance of an
auto was lost under a mass ot yellow
broom, a pretty spectacle. In the
school section, prizes were awarded
the Fathers of Confederation, the
pioneers and the fire brigade, while
thc High School's pageant depicting
the confederation ot the nine provinces richly deserved the prize given.
Miss Aspesy's class carried off the
prize for one hundred per cent attendance in the parade.
Arriving at the Recreation Ground,
the royal party was seated on a raised
platform fronting tbe grandstand,
while several school classes under the
direction of Mr. W. C. Edwards sang
"O Canada" and a number of folk
songs. At this point the proceedings
were running behind schedule and It
was necessary to omit two songs by
the group and a solo by Miss Josephine Welch.
Queen Helen was crowned by her
predecessor ln office, Queen Beryl,
both of whom gave neat and appropriate addresses to their subjects. Tho
coronation ceremony was a pleasing
sight, the white gowns of the girls
contrasting splendidly with the vivid
velvet suits of the tiny Pages. Maypole dancing waa the next feature,
the three sets going through the Intricacies of their dance with faultless
precision. Union Bay pupils formed
the center set and on either hand were
sets composed entirely of Cumberland
school pupils. Following her coronation, Queen Helen left with her party
for a visit to patients at the Cumberland General Hospital.
The programme proper began with
races for the very young and progressed step by step to the adult
sports which held forth during the
late hours of the afternoon. The
sports committee had generously
made all events open to everyone and
visitors from outlying points gave
local competitors a hard tussle in
nearly every Instance. Courtenay
boys especially copped their full
share of the prize money, Harold
Cliffe being an easy winner In both
junior and senior high jump events,
while Les Buckley led the field in the
100 and 220 yard dashes. The 100
yard dash for men was a wonderful
contest between Buckley and Sheas-
green, both of whom breasted the tape
at the same time In their first attempt,
thereby necessitating another run.
Buckley managed to win out by a
scant foot. Buckley is primarily a
distance runner, but was too tired
after the 220 to make any showing in
the mile. Young Dick Idiens showed
a clean pair of heels to the whole
field in this event, with Archie Dick
trailing 75 yards behind.
The flve-a-side football proved a
big attraction as seven teams entered
—Ave from this city and one each
from Courtenay and Union Bay. The
latter team looked like a sure winner
after easily taking the measure of
Courtenay ,and Bob Brown's team,
but ln the final they were nosed out
by Bob Reld's team of this city, the
score being 4 points to 2. A record
crowd watched the exhibition baseball game between Cumberland and
Bevan, which the latter team won by
8 runs to 6.
The wonderful success of the day
was due in no small measure to the
welcome support ot the citizens ot
Union Bay. Not only did they have,
complete charge of the May Queen
ceremony,' but they also helped
materially in running off the long
programme of sporting events. Ex-
Queen Beryl was presented with a
huge basket of lovely flowers, a gift
from the Union Bay school pupils.
The presence of the Cumberland
City Band in the parade and on the
field helped to enliven the day.
Hospital Directors
Are Within Sight
Of Their Objective
Directors of the Cumberland General Hospital are well advanced iu
tlieir drive for subscriptions towards
building the new wing, and already
over $17,000 of the $20,000 objective
have been secured. The directors
have several more prospects to Interview, and have good reason to believe
that their objective will" be readied
before tho new addition and alterations are completed.
Subscriptions received to date aro
as follows: Provincial Governmen'.
$7,000; Lady Dunsmuir, $3,000; Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited,
$2,000; Medical Fund, $1,000; Picnic
Fund, $1,000; Hospital Board Savings
Account, $2,400; Royston Lumber Co.,
$300; Fanny Bay Lumber Co., $100.
It. should be noted that the "$1,000
Picnic Fund" was given by the Canadian Collieries In the name of Its
employees, being the amount the company would have donated to the
miners' picnic in 1925, had such picnic
been held. It was at the request of
the miners that this sum was turned
over to the Hospital Board.
The furnishing of the new wing
will be undertaken by the Ladies'
Auxiliary, who have for this purpose
a sum of $4,000, being the proceeds
of the May Queen contest held here a
few years ago.
Work on the new wing has already
been oommenced by Mr. J. D. Brown,
contractor. Messrs. Thacker and
Holt, of Victoria, will do the plumbing, which work is thereby assured
of being done In first class manner.
This Arm also did all the plumbing
work in tho new wing built recently
at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria.
New Agricultural
Hall May Be Built
In Near Future
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson wore
hosts last evening to a number of
friends, the evening passing pleasantly with music and stories. Most of
the guests were Ihe visitors who had
come from distant points to attend
the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
William Shearer. Mrs. Thompson
served dainty refreshments.
Charter Member Of
Pythian Sisters To
Reside in Vancouver
]    SCHOOL   NOTES    j
The Cumberland Ave-a-side football
team visited Union Bay last Saturday
and defeated Union Bay public school
6-0. On Thursday afternoon Courtenay public school visited Cumberland,
the game resulting In a win for the
locals by 1 point to 0. Cumberland
thereby enters the finals at Nanaimo
on June 3rd to play against the senil-
Anallsta from tiie Nanaimo district.
Tom Carney refereed the game yesterday between Cumberland and
The schools are selecting contestants for June 3rd and good athletes
aro being discovered. Cumberland
hopes to visit Xanainio in full force,
bringing back that championship cup.
Support Is needed ln getting our
representatives down, and all who
can possibly take a pupil or two lu
their cars are asked to let u teacher
know. There will be 60 or 70 representing YOUR CITY, and It every
car takes two, thc scholars will undoubtedly do their share, lt is hoped
to raise our entry fees nnd transportation money by thc Concert Tuesday. I
We want your support.
Adults    visiting    Nanaimo    Sports
from this district will bc admitted to |
th© grounds free   on   June   3rd,   if.
presenting a ticket obtained from the
school.   Get your ticket and  let us,
know how mnny contestants you can
take In your car.
See   "The   Red   Widow,"
Cumberland, June 2nd.
Mrs. Rosa E. Robertson, a charter
member of Benevolence Temple No. 9,
Pythian Sisters, was guest of honor
at a farewell party Friday evening
last, when a large number off Sisters
and their friends gathered at the
home of Mrs. John Thomson, Third
street. Mrs. Robertson leaves next
Monday to reside in Vancouver, yet
despite the sorrow felt at her approaching departure, the party was
one of the jolliest ever held by tlie
Pythian Sisters. The evening passed
pleasantly with music and various
games in which all present took part.
Excellent  refreshments  were  served.
The real purpose of tho gathering
was evinced when Mrs. Thomson announced that she had a pleasant duty
to perform, and forthwith called upon
Mrs. Robertson to accept a Ane bread
board and silver stand, as a token of
the esteem In which she Is held by i
the members ot the local Temple.
Mrs. Robertson, in expressing her
most sincere thanks, recalled the old
days when the local Pythian Sisters
lodge was grnnted a charter, and recounted the upward progress since
thai date until tlle present day. which
finds the lodge In a nourishing state
and benefitting everyone witli whom
It comes In contact. Mrs. Robertson
has had no small share In this progress, und her voice falters'd slightly
when she said thai although she
would henceforth attend a larger and
perhaps stronger temple, yet never
would slio forget Benevolence No. 9
in Cumberland. Mrs. Robertson is a
real pioneer ot this city, having, to
use her own words, "come to Cumberland as a girl and leaving now as
a grandmother."
Those present included Mesdames
A. Walker. Carney, Bennie, Mclntyre,
Mitchell, M. Robertson, Boucher.
Ilalrd. Gillespie, Beveridge, Bond, It.
Robertson, Bruce, stant, I). Walker,
Stevenson. Marshall. Hudson. Whyte,
Lockner, Westfield, Keenan. Shearer,
Derbyshire, Stewart, Slaughter and
COURTENAY, May 24.—A meeting
to consider a scheme of financing the
construction of a new and larger hall
to take the place of the present
Agricultural building was held on
Monday evening. Among those present were seven directors of the Comox
Agricultural and Industrial Association.
Mr. W. A. B. Paul occupied the
chair and described In a few words
conditions leading up to the present
meeting. Ho outlined the system In
a general way, whicli Is the ralslug of
the necessary funds through cooperation of Individuals opening savings accounts with the Guaranty
Savings and Loan Association of
Vancouver, who In return would refinance the building of the hall In due
course. The chairman called upon
Mr. Felix Thomas and Mr. R. Hurford
members of the committee previously
appointed to go into the matter. Mr.
Thomas pointed out the advantages of
a building of adequate dimensions,
located centrally at Courtenay, where
events such as conventions, festivals,
theatricals, fairs, etc., could be held.
He also referred to the need of a
larger hall for the Agricultural exhibition. Mr. Hurford outlined the
scheme as proposed by the Guaranty
Savings and Loan Association and
called upon Mr. H. C. Erlckson of
thut association to verify the statements made.
On motion of Mr. L. Buckley, lt was
decided to set the amount to be
raised at $10,000. Mr. J. W. Stalker
m oved that the site be provided by
the Agricultural association and this
was unanimously decided by the meeting. It was also decided to request
ibe directors of the Agricultural
Association to give Mr. Erlckson all
assistance possible in securing cooperation In the form of obtaining
individual savings accounts.
Col. Villiers Thanks
Fire Department
The following letter of appreciation
has been received by Fire Chief
Parnham from Lieut-Col. C. Villiers,
General Manager of the Canadian
Collieries, in recognition of tho work
done by the department at the recent
fire at Beaufort House:
"Dear Mr. Parnham.—I must write
nnd thank you and members of your
Fire Brigade for the remarkably good
and efficient work which you did In
the fire at Beaufort House. To me
il is quite extraordinary that you
should have been able to save tho
building as you did. I think both the
Canadian Collieries and the City of
Cumberland ought to be very proud
o fthe Volunteer Fire Brigade.
"With   kind   regards,   yours   very
Charles Villiers, General Manager."
A cheque for $150.00 has also been
received by the Fire Department from
Col. Villiers. It will be deposited to
the Klre Department's own account.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Parent-Teachers Association will be
held lu the School on Monday, May
301b. ut 7:30 p.m. As this ls the last
meeting for the Session, a largo
attendance Is requested. Speakers
for the evening will be Miss Till,
Domestic Science leacher, and .Mr.
Blackmore, Instructor in Manual"
Training. The Interest that has been
already laken In both these Departments is worthy of the beat support
of the parents of our city and district,
and your presence on Monday night
will be n token of your interest. A
special programme is being prepared,
so that a very enjoyable and profitable
evening will be yours. The social
part is also being well looked after.
The touring Scotch football team,
after gaining u narrow victory over
Montreal, defeated Hamilton last
evening by a score of 6 goals to 1.
Determined to outdo his previous
efforts in tills section, Bert Farrell,
Courtenay sportsman, left Wednesday
for Vancouver to sign up Charlie Belanger, Winnipeg, for a twelve rounds
decision light at Courtenay on July
2nd nt the Stadium, a fining termination to Courtenay's two-day celebration. Roy Cliffe, local aspirant for
Dominion and Pacific Const llght-
heavyweighl honors, has already
signified Ills Intention to meet any
opponent Farrell may send against
him, but at ('line's special request to
"get me Belanger If It Is possible,"
the local impressario In a long dls-
lance lalk with N'ixy Smith, manager
of Belanger, practically closed for the
reappearance of the popular Manlto-
ban at Courtenay.
UfwSkS Marion Davies in "Beverly Of Graustark" &S£ PA6I TWO
FRIDAY, MAY 2T, 1927.
The Cumberland Islander
FRIDAY, MAY 27. 1927.
Since it seems inevitable that man should be a
slave to some one or more habits, why not a slave
to good habits rather than to bad habits?   Why
not the habit of happiness rather than
HABITS    the  habit  of  unhappiness?    Really
one is as easily acquired as the other.
Why not cultivate a cheerful outlook on life,
rather than always to be droning the mournful
theme of some sort of blues ? Why suffer failure
from always being just too late when the habit
of promptness antl punctuality are such definite
elements for success? Thrift in little expenditures is a much more pleasant habit than the
reckless spending of small change—and no argument in favor of petty spending can indicate this
bad habit,
Overeating is a habit, as much a self-destroying habit as intemperance; only the fatal results
of gormandizing are not so easily recognized nor
so well understood by those outside the medical
profession, and the self-made victim usually
receives a lot of undeserved sympathy for ills he
could have avoided.
Why not moderation in all things rather than
excess? It is just the choice of habits that makes
the difference. As seemingly fragile as the
spider's thread, and tis difficult in some lights to
see, are the elements that contribute to the forming of habits; yet the web, when complete, holds
as tightly as the spider's trap holds helplessly
suspended the unthinking fly.
We saw a wonderful movie the other night. Talk
about thrillers! This pciture beat any we have
ever seen by a block.   The hero came out of a
fierce fight; he had knocked
SOME THRILLER   out six men.   The six men
had pistols, knives, machine
guns and small artillery. He had only his bare
fists. After he quickly licked the six, he dived
into the water, swam across a mile-wide lake, ran
through a forest fire, busted into a house, knocked
down three guards and  rescued  the kidnapped
heroine. Then he dashed back through the fire,
with the unconscious girl in his arms. He ran
onto a decrepit bridge which tottered under their
combined weight and then he fell through the
bridge with the girl still in his arms. He swam
another mile in the turbulent stream, still carrying the woman. Reaching a steep bank he climbed
up to a horse that was conveniently hitched to a
tree at that point and galloped to a doctor fourteen miles away. At the doctor's, he staggered
into the office, still carrying the woman, broke
down, panting and weary. But oh, wonder of
wonders, his shirt was still clean and his hair
still parted.
Of course you wouldn't break into a man's home
or store and deliberately steal. A very small
part of the population is guilty ot such crime.
But did it ever occur to
POLITE STEALING you that there are other
methods of stealing that
many otherwise respectable people are often
guilty of? In this day of installment buying,
liberal credits and the urge to buy on a small
down payment, many people are led to become
thieves who would be wrathfully indignant if
anyone called them a thief. Many men and
women, who rank high in the community and feel
wholly innocent of wrong-doing, steal in a polite
way. They spend more than they make. They
assume heavy obligations without thought of the
ultimate settlement. They buy things ihey know
they never can pay for.
That's stealing, nothing else. To buy, knowing you never can pay, is no whit more respectable
than breaking into a grocer's back door at night.
Guard well your credit. Nothing so quickly
lowers your standing as to be considered poor
pay. Don't buy anything you cannot pay for.
Don't be a dead beat or a thief.
(Jur greatest industry is education, yet nobody
has ever satisfactorily defined it. However, Hon.
Vincent Massey, Canada's first Minister to the
United States, once came close to
EDUCATION    a perfect definition.   Carved in
the stone of Hart House, his gift
to the University of Toronto, are these words:
"True education is to be found in good fellowship, in friendly disputation and debate, in the
conversation of wise and earnest men, in music,
pictures and the play, in the casual book, in sports
and games and in the mastery of the body."
Add diligence to high purpose and that depth
of understanding which comes through varied
experience, suffering and reflection, and you will
have a rounded concept.
Ask for and see that you are served with
A considerable body of high grade
gold and platinum ore has been encountered during development work
in the coast copper mines at Quatslno.
near the northern end of Vancouver
Island. This ore runs as high as
$400 per ton and will more than pay
for development operations. Diamond
drill estimates place the value of the
copper deposit at between 115 nnd 00
million dollars, exclusive of the gold
and platinum.
The British Columbia lumber industry broke all records ln 1926 with
n timber cut of 2,900,000,000 feet, exclusive of material used for fuel and
farming purposes—an increase of 11.7
per cent, over the previous year.
Coal production in Alberta last
year mounted to 5.G08.908 tons. There
were 341 mines operating during the
year, with 278 in operation when the
year closed. The total men employed
was 8,723.
There are now 116 pulp and paper
mills operating in Canada.
Canadian Wealth Goes Up in Smoke
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Wood Buffalo park, Canada's game
preserve near Fort Smith In the
Northwest territories, has an area of
17,000 square miles. It contains over
5,000 buffalo.
The sales of Canadian honey to
Germany are increasing nt a satisfactory rate and this market is now
taking more honey from Canada than
any other country.
Left:—RilM-of-War    ncssr     Alberni,   H.C.    Kluhl l-Motsrllsf amoiis  Use llig Timbers*. llniell—Farm clearing on Vancouver Island
"The forest fire situntion in Canada during 1920
again proved a very serious one. Indifference
ignorance and carelessness, and other malevolent
forces meant a total loss and gross damage to Canada
laat year estimated at $7,468,848. Since the exploitation of Canadian forests first began it is estimated
that from four to five times thc amount of timber
actually used has been burned through forest fires.
When it is realized that the forests are the second
greatest source of wealth, agriculture being first, the
waste from forest fires each year can only be likened
to the damage done if four-fifths of Canada's great
fidd crops were destroyed each year.
forest week has been observed this year in
Canada from April 25 to 30, coming in the middle of
the season when forest fires are often most serious.
Perhaps the greatest offenders against the national
wealth of tho country during the summer and fall
months aro a great army of tourists and campers
which Invades the woods from the Pacific to the
Atlantic every year.
"Stop! Before You Go, Sec that Your Fire is
Out." Warnings worded something to that effect
have been posted generously throughout the northern
woods, especially in Ontario, and of the thousnnds of
campers there are none who nre not familiar with the
bright yellow placard and its warning. Yet a deplorable number of tourists who call themselves good
campers apparently think that such signs have been
posted by the (Ire rangers merely to point out a good
Burning cigar ends and cigarette stubs and, above
•11. the little camp fire that doesn't look as though
it could do a bit of harm in the world, are the cause
of great fires throughout the northern woods that
m«san a loss of millions annually to Canada.
It has been proved that some of the worst forest
Iir« Live l)*.;ii»tw*i.'J IjJ' some apparently petty care
lessness of a camper, and could have been prevented
had he stopped for a minute or two and thrown a few
pails of water on the smouldering embers. Tho
camper who fails to take this slight precaution is
guilty of a great crime against his country.
The introduction of aeroplanes into the fire patrol
work in the north is proving of inestimable value to
tho country. Thc great advance thnt has been mado
in forest fire fighting today is through the fact that
fire-detection and fire-suppression have been sepnratod
through the use of the scout planes. Formerly there
could scarcely be a division of labor. Rangers wero
assigned to long beats which might take a fortnight
to cover, who patrolled these singly or in two as circumstances warranted. It will thus bc Been how
limited would be the protection thus afforded for if
the ranger discovered a fire too large for one man to
handle it might take a week for him to communicate
with headquarters for help.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company have paid
special attention to this serious question and hnvo
adopted most up-to-date fire fighting apparatus. In
order to eliminate fires along their lines through
sparks from engines, the right of ways arc carefully
cleared of anything inflammable, such as long grass
and underbrush. During the passnge of the company's trains through the mountain regions where the
forests are heavy, oil-burning engines are used, thus
entirely eliminating thc danger of fires.
The mechanical equipment maintained at convenient
points hy thc C.P.R. consists of a number of tanlf
car units and hose. Each unit consists of two curs
with a capacity of 7,000 gallons each, equipped wi-h
powerful pumps and about a mile of hose.
Through th< co-operation of the railway with the
various provincial forces many serious fires havo
been prevented, resulting in nn enormous saving of
Canadian natural wealth.
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Very literally are tho Provinces of Canada bound together by bands ot steel. As a matter of fact,
British Columbia became a Province of the Dominion In 1871 under promise of railway connection,
though the actual Hnklng-up did not become a reality till 1885. The enormous development of railroading has been one of the outstanding features of the sixty years that have elapsed since Ontario,
Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia united under one central government in 1867.   At that time
the new-born Dominion boasted 2,278 miles ot track; it has over 12,300 miles today. In equipment, too,
the evolution has been great. The old wood-burner of 1SG7, though capable of very creditable speed,
was a pigmy in size, weight and strength compared with the huge locomotives of today. Mr. C. W.
Jeffreys, Canada's foremost historical artist, here graphically depicts the changes that have taken place.
News of Courtenay and District
COURTENAY, May 23.—At a Jamboree of Courtenay and Royston Girl
Guides at the Royston Pavilion on
Friday night, Mrs. Hodgson, divisional
commissioner, was present and warmly congratulated the leaders on the
exhibition given. The public took a
keen interest in the work and there
was a large number of spectators
Ono of the principal events of the
evening was the "ftylng-up' of six
of the Brownies, under iMrs. Ramsay,
to the Courtenay troop, under Miss
Rossiter. Two Guides were presented
with their certificates by tiie commissioner. Tlle Guides then gave an
interesting exhibition of their work
and play, concluding with a cleverly
acted little playlet at the end of the
performance by the Royston Guides.
Mrs. Cokely was presented with a
"thank-you" badge by the commissioner for the good work she has done
on the Courtenay committee, and Mrs.
Rlngrose with a scroll from her own
At the conclusion of the performance Mrs. Hodgson expressed her
delight on seeing the progress made
In Guiding In the district and spoke in
high terms of the work of Miss Rossiter as Guider for the Courtenay
patrol, Mrs. Rlngrose for thc Royston
patrol, and Mrs. Ramsay and Mrs.
Pldcock for their work in connection
with tb* Brownies.
Duncan and Miss Jessie McPherson
made a hike to Bevan. An enjoyable
day's outing was spent and lunch
partaken in the open. During the
afternoon a visit was made to the
Bevan Lumber Mill, which proved
most interesting to the boys. Through
the kindness of Mrs. Gwllt each member of the party was served with Ice
cream. Mr. Gwllt kindly provided
transportation  for the return trip.
COURTENAY. May 23.—The funeral
of the late Captain Herbert W. Martin
who passed away at his home at
Royston on Wednesday last, took
place at the Anglican cemetery at
Sandwick on Saturday afternoon. The
graveside service was conducted by
Rev. E. 0. Robnthan, vicar of Cumberland. Captain Martin, who was In
his sixtieth year, was born at Calcutta and for many years was In the
service of the Indian Government,
serving ln the army In India and
Burma. He recently settled at Royston after purchasing the property
formerly owned by Mr. A. Henderson.
Prior to coming to this district, Capt.
Martin had made his home In California for several years.
The funeral was seml-mllltnry In
character. The coffin, which wus
covered with the Union Jack, was
carried by the following members of
the Canadian Legion: Capt. J. Carey,
and Messrs. G. B. Capes, E. J. Greig.
J. J. Muir, F. W. Tull and L. Calhan.
There was a profusion of floral
tributes The widow and Mrs. L. J.
Calhan, of Cobble Hill, a neicc, wero
the chief mourners. "Last Post" was
sounded over thc grave by Mr. Les.
COURTENAY, May 23.—On  Satur
day  tho  "Explorers,"   with   Miss   B.
i *
Mr. Wm. Eadle, manager of tlle
Royal Bank, Courtenay. has left for a
two weeks' holiday. His place Is being
laken by Mr. F. S. D, Roe, manager of
the Alice Arm branch of the bank.
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I Among the guests registered at the
'Riverside Hotel at the week-end were
Mr. Neis A. Walker, Washington, D.C,
Messrs. J. J. Mclntyre, S. C. Hartley,
M. A. Cnrlile, R. McWilllam, B. Clode,
G. Woolton nnd R. Carderson, of Vancouver, and H. HutchliiBon, of Bloedel.
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The guests registered at the Courtenay Hotel include Captain and Mrs.
G. Hansen, from William Head; L. B.
Noce and A. E. Pugh, from Victoria.
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Mr. and Mrs. William Eadle left on
Fjlday to take part in a West Coast
trip on the Princess Maqulnna.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Henderson returned over the road from Nannlmo
on Saturday.
«     •     ss
Mr. Theed Pearse has left for a
short holiday ln the Okanagan Valley.
i . -<8>
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pldcock entertained at bridge Thursday evening
last. Those present were as follows:
Mrs. Hodgson ot Port Alberni, Bishop
Scholleld of Victoria, Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Painter and Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Bishop Schofield paid a visit to the
local school during the week.
Mrs. S. Ritchie and son Marshall
returned Saturday from a visit with
relatives at Everett.
Mr. George Hamilton, of Vancouver,
paid a short visit here wilh friends
during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Higgins aro
receiving congratulations on the birth
of a daughter, born May 21st.
Mr. Chas. Thulin returned Wednesday from a short visit to Lund and
Rev. Mr. J. Graham held Divine
Service In the school house on Sunday
The Columbia Coast Mission boat
called Monday for a short stay.
Mr. Allen Greene, of Quathinski
Cove, held Divine Service Sunduy
evening at the home of ,Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Palmer.
Mr. Frank Cross Sr. has returned
from a short visit to Vnncouver.
Thursday morning members of the
Brownie Committee drove tbelr Commissioner, Mrs. Hodgson, to Campbell
River Falls, the trip being a beautiful
one and greatly appreciated by Mrs.
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Cumberland C.G.I.T. celebrated the
sixtlenth anniversary of the organization at a mother and daughter banquet
on May 13th, the guests of honor being their mothers, Miss Duncan of
Courtenay, and the girls from Bevan.
Miss Nina McKee presided over the
After a sumptuous repast had been
enjoyed, Miss Marjory Brown proposed the toast to Canada and "0
Canada" was sung. Miss Norma
Parnham welcomed the mothers on
behalf of the daughters, being replied
to by Mrs. M. Mitchell. Miss HasfHet
Horbury welcomed the guests on behalf of the C.G.I.T. Miss Duncan, in
responding, spoke of the work of the
C.G.I.T., Its aims and ideals, strongly
urging upon the girls to keep the
four-fold service ever before thein
where'er their walk in life might be.
During the evening solos were rendered by the Misses Mitchell, Brown
and Freeburn. The singing of popular C.G.I.T. selections brought this
delightful evening to a close.
number of ladles and children gathered at the Community Hall on Thursday afternoon to meet Mrs. E. W.
Hodgson, Divisional Commissioner uf
Girl Guide work of Vancouver Island.
Three little Brownies were enrolled,
Fred Powers snves his son and then
escapes Into the night, leaving little
Jlmmle in thc care ot Capt. Fallon,
who has witnessed his courageous
deed. The body of Fenton Is found.
Hence it is nssumed that his remains
have been cremated In the conflagration.
Years later, Jlmmle Powers, grown
to manhood, is a member of the fire
brigade. Fred Powers, still a fugitive
for Ihe supposed murder ot Fenton,
returns In disguise to Danville. Fenton, wearing a beard and passing
under the name of Furnesa, Is Stcw-
j art's chief henchman. Powers makes
his way unseen to the office of Stewart, where he overhears their conversation. He learns that Mary Kent
Is dead. Mary, her 'daughter, Is the
editor of the dally Clarion and is
making It hot for Stewart politically.
Powers hears Stewart say, "I have
stnrled action to have Powers declared legally dead. Then that homestead of his will be mine." He also
hears them plotting to silence thc
troublesome Kent girl. Accordingly,
lhey lure her to a shack where Fur-
uess, who keeps hidden from hor
view, threatens to keep her locked up
until she agrees to sell the Clarion.
Left alone ln thc shack, she peers
through a crevice and sees the surrounding timber In (lames. Powers,
who hus followed hor, telephones the
alarm. The brigade arrives and
fights tho fire. Mary sends Jim's dog
with a note, telling him she Is trapped
In the shack. Unable to penetrate tho
llnming woods on the ground, he
tnkes to the flume skidding down the
narrow water wny toward the shack.
As he nears thc end ot the flume, the
burning supports give way and the
structure crashes with him to the
namely, Gertrude Parkes, Doris
Weeks and Jane Smith. The Brownies
entertained (hose present with gnmes,
dialogue "The Bending of the Twig,"
and the girls Brownie song, which
clearly stated tlieir motto, "lend a
Mrs. Hodgson gave a short address
Leaders Of
Them AU!
| on the Girl Guide work of the Island,
a vote of thanks heing proposed afterwards hy Mr. Graham. Following the
(programme, refreshments were served
| by the Committee. During the courso
i of the afternoon, Mrs. Hodgson was
presented with a beautiful bouquet of
i flowers by the smallest Brownie, Miss
! Gertrude Parkes. A table oC hand
'work was done by the little Brownie
i Pack and was on display. Much credit
i is due to Mrs. C. H. Fitzgerald as
I local Brownie Leader.
| In cattle raising the Indians of
| Canada's middle west have been very
successful. They own In round numbers 25,000 head of cattle and 86,000
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Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Attractions for the
Coming Week
I <**•
Marion Uavies had to have her hair
cut short like a man's and study thc
intricacies ol a masculine walk for
her latest role. In her new picture,
'Beverly of Graustark," coming this
Friday and Saturday to the Ilo-Ilo
theatre, she masquerades as a crown
j I prince, adopting nil the mannerisms
of a man. She strikingly resembles
the Prince of Wales in her disguise.
Roy D'Arcy, the sinister Crown
Prince of "The Merry Widow," ha6
another polished villain's role ln Miss
Davies' new picture. As a suave bul
villainous pretender to the throne,
D'Arcy has a role that he believes
ideal for him. He recently played
Paul In Lillian Gish's "La Bohemc"
at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios.
Monday-Tuesday, May 30-31
Wednesday, June 1
Margaret Livingston in
with Lou Tellegen
"It's the figure, not the uniform!"
says Wallace Beery in explaining the
popularity of service men with the
fair sex. .
"This stuff about women 'falling
for shiny buttons' is the bunk," declares Paramount's star. "Iv'e known
lots of sailors antl doughboys who
make a hit when uniformed because
they cut a swagger figure. But—the
gob's physique has to be that of a
young Adonis to really dress up a
uniform. For Instance, my buddy,
Raymond Hatton, looks great. His
regalia moulds itself around his body.
Yet you'll laugh on seeing the tent
they've draped round me."
Raymond Hatton is co-starred with
Beery In Edward Sutherland's "We're
in the Navy Now," at the Gaiety
theatre tomorrow, Saturday, May 28.
Friday - Saturday June 3 - 4
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11
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Tomorrow will be the last opportunity to see "No Man's Gold," Fox
Films picturlzation of J. Allan Dunn's
widely read novel of the West. This
screen version of the popular story,
starring Tom Mix will have its final
showing at the Gaiety theatre, tomorrow.
In addition to Tom Mix and of
course, Tony, for the two are inseparable, the cast includes Eva Novak,
Frank Campeau, Micky Moore. Malcolm Walte, Forrest Taylor and other
screen favoiitse.
the only girl in a camp of prizefighters—Jack Dempsey's Pine Hills
Lodge, where he does his West Coast
Kathryn, In other words, Is playing
a leading role in the Fox Films version of "Womanpower," directed by
Harry Beaumont, al the Gaiety next
Monday, May 30, and at the Ilo-Ilo on
Wednesday, June 1.
She typifies one element In woman's
power to Influence men's activities.
The other element is typified by
Margaret Livingston, in the role of
the premiere dancer of an expensive
supper club in New York.
Ralph Graves is the man who is
swayed by the faclnating powers of
the two girls.
The story's motivation brings forth
a wide range of locale and atmosphere. It Is easily one of the best
features on the Fox Films program
for the season, blending as it does
drama and humor with a powerful
(That Is, he's always fighting)
Jack Holt is both a hero and a villain in his latest screen appearance,
that of "Nevada" In Zane Grey's roaring outdoor romance, "Forlorn River"
playing at the Ilo-Ilo on Monday and
Tuesday. May 30-31, and at the Gaiety
on Thursday, June 2nd.
This Is the first "good-bad-man"
role attempted by the stalwart western star, and he has made the most
of the opportunity for an unusually
interesting portrayal. It ls one ot
Ihe few characters of its kind ever
sketched Into a story by Zane Grey.
As an outlaw nnd fugitive from
Justice, Holt has to do a good deal ot
hard riding to make a getaway from
the sheriff and his posse. Later he
risks lite and liberty in a hand-to-
hand struggle with a gang of cattle
rustlers, who are holding the girl he
Arlette Mnrchal, sensational French
beauty, who has been signed by Paramount to a long term contract, makeB
a charming heroine. Raymond Hatton plays a comedy role in his usual
finished style. Edmund Burns ls the
third nngle in the novel triangular
love affair. The picture was filmed
against ihe remarkable scenic background ot Brlce Canyon in Utah,
under thc direction of John Waters.
Somehow or other, Milton Sills
seems to have been born under a
battling star. He really has battled
his way through pictures to stardom,
for by his screen lighting he has
plneed himself in Ihe front ranks, if
not at the head of all screen fistic
His first great fight was In "The
Spoilers." Since then he hns fought
and fought and fought. In the past
year he had a terrific screen light iu
"Thc Knockout." another In "The Unguarded Hour." unother in "Men sif
Steel," one in "Puppets" nnd now is
again seen in a magnificent buttle in
"Paradise," his latest starring vehicle
which Ray Rockett produced In New
York for First National, and which is
the attraction at the Ilo-Ilo theatre
next Friday and Saturday.
An unusually outstanding cast of
players ls seen in this picture. Milton Sills, Betly Bronson, Noah Beery,
Kate Price, Charles Murray, Lloyd
Whltlock, Claude King and Ashley
Cooper.   Whal a cast!
Kathryn Perry who Is widely known
as Helen of the "Helen and Warren"
comedies, has temporarily deserted
Kathryn has become a school
teacher In the High Sierras of Southern   California.   Furthermore,   she   Is
Secrets of Harry Langdon's boyhood—the pathetic ns well as the
ludicrous—are revealed In Ills new
screen laugh epic, "Long Pants," to
be shown at the Gaiety Theatre next
Friday and Saturday, June 3-4.
While not In any sense a celluloid
autobiography. "Long Pants" embodies many incidents that the sad-
eyed comedy star remembers from his
adolescence. For through the magic
of thc movies, ho is making many of
his half-formed boyhood dreams como
There wns the time, for instance,
when he fell madly in love wltb thc
beautiful but distant lady who used
to ride by his home in Council Bluffs,
Iowa, ln a palatial one-lunged motor
car. In real life he never even knew
her name.
In "Long Pants" she comes to life
in the person of voluptuous Alma
Bennett—her one-lunged motor chariot becomes a regal Rolls Royce, and
she is Langdon's vis-a-vis In tho sort
of romance his boyish vision conjured.
Then there was the nice little girl
next door—the little girl with tbe
pigtails and the amazingly long legs.
She's in the picture, too. In Ihe person
of Priscilla Bonner.
On rainy days, alone in the garret
of his boyhood home, Harry Langduu
read the world's greatest romances
and vlsioned himself ns a prince In a
turretted castle.
Gaiety Theatre
We're In
Navy Now
Tom Mix
■ m in
"No Man's Gold"
Livingston, Lou
Tellegen and
Kathryn Perry
Tuesday and Wednesday
Pretty Girls, Beautiful Costumes
Snappy Songs, Nifty Dancing
and Full Orchestra
3 Hours Of Mirth
when you see    .
The Red Widow
Friday and Saturday, June 34
An overnight Jump from swaddling
clothes to swaggering clothes. Instead of sluing on his mother's lap
there arc five pretty girls ready to
sit on his . . . What a tailor's bill!
But he'd rather have two beautiful
arms around bis neck than one sharp
crease in his new long pants!
Coming! Coming!! Coming!!!
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11
Three hours ot mirth and melody-  .
see "The Hed Widow" at the Gaiety i
Theatre. Courtenay, on Tuesduy, May
31, or Wednesday, June 1st; or at the
Ilo-Ilo. Cumberland, on June 2nd.
"The Scarlet Letter"
a picture you will never forget FRIDAT, MAY 27, 1927.
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Sun Flake Soap, 2 for  25c
"Jif" with cup and saucer, 2 for  45c
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Quick Quaker Oats, plain   33c
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Herring and Tomato Sauce, per tin  15c
New Pink Salmon, per can  9c
Dessert Pears, 2s, per can   25c
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Montreal to Great Britain and the
Continent and return to Montreal.
There will be low excursion fares
to the seaboard from points In the
Prairie Provinces.
These tours will be personally conducted from Western Canada, and
while overseas will be under the
direct care and supervision of thoroughly responsible and reliable
organization, fully qualified In every
particular to successfully look after
the interests of our patrons.
The sight-seeing program is very
complete and generous. Automobiles
and motor coaches are freely used.
All sight-seeing is well planned to
save unnecessary fatigue and to see
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 ot the Old World
centres visited.
Edward W. Bickle, local agent for
the Canadian National Railways, will
be glad to discuss these tours and
arrange all details, 14-21
present their Second Musical Comedy Success
The Red Widow
May 31st and June 1st
Thursday, June 2nd
OF 70
Pretty Girls, Snappy Songs, Nifty Dances
Beautiful Costumes, Special Scenery
The "OEM"
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatra
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Ladies' hair cut, any style SOc
Children's hair cut any style 35c
A Cumberland boy visiting relatives
In Seattle a short time ago, happened
to be playing marbles with his new
playmates when along came a parson.
"Can you tell me where the Post
Office is?" asked the Parson.   "Sure,"
says  , "come with me and I'll
show you." Arrived at the Post
Office the clergyman said. "Thank you
my little man, if you will come to
Sunday School on Sunday I'll show
you the way to heaven." "Ah, go on,"
said the boy, "you can't kid me. You
didn't even know your way to the
Post Office."
Anxious Mother—But, Mr. Apps, do
you think my boy is really trying?
Mr. Apps—Yes, madam, your son is
tbe most trying boy In school.
Change or Exchange
Customer:    "Can   I   chnnge   these
pants at this counter?''
Clerk: "Well, I'll tell you, mister,
we have quite a few women shoppers,
so maybe you'd better go to the dressing room In the rear."
_ At the Zoo
"That's a new one on me," said the
noukey 'as he scratched his back.
man   who
Vanishing .Miracle
"What   would   you
hid   behind
'A magician.'
call   a
Mzc Buliy
The motion-picture story of the
week concerns a producer who had
recently imported an alien star.
"She's a nize girl," he announced,
"and I'm gonna loin her English."
"Ah, good mornln', Mrs. Murphy,
an' how's everythin'?"
"Sure* an' I'm bavin' a grand time
Luv it between me husband an' the fire.
If I keep me eye on the wan the ither
is sure to go out."
Scattered all over the Dominion of
Canada are men who served overseas
in the 14th Battalion Royal Montreal
Regiment, C.E.F. The demands of
civil occupations, time, and distances
have somewhat weakened the links of
comradeship thnt were forged in the
mud and blood of Flanders, but an !
opportunity is now presented for recalling the memories of those glorious
tragic days and renewing old friendships. There is now available a history of the gallant 14th, such as few
regiments can boast of. A day-by-
day itinerary, showing every town
where the battalion billeted overnight, us well as every battle aud
every trench tour, is included In this
historic review, together with complete lists of the honors and awards
made to the regiment, of commissions
granted In tlle C.E.F. or the Imperial
Army, as well as tlie roll of tbose
who gave their lives for the Empire
In the great struggle.
The history has been In course of
preparation for the past eighteen
months, lt has been written by R. ('.
Fetberstonliaugh of Montreal, In collaboration with the Regimental History Committee, under the ehuirninn-
shlp of Lieut.-Col. C. 1). Price, D.8.O.,
D.C.M., 42!i Metcalfe avenue, West,
mount. P.Q. In addition to the story
of the battalion's work from 11114 to
11125, the history also contains a fort-
word by General Turner, twenty-one
pnges of Illustrations nnd live maps.
The whole makes a volume that wiil
be prized by nil interested in the
Royal Montrenls, nud the hundreds
who passed through its ranks during
the war and since. Tlje committee
are desirous of getting in touch with
all ex-members of the 14th Battalion,
and orders for tlie history are now
being received by Colonel Price. The
price of the volume is $3.50 postpaid.
Victoria Day Fund
It was learned this week that the
donation from Union Bay employees
totaled $54.00, instead of $70.00 as
j estimated In the list published last
, week. This makes the total fall $16,
but donations from C. Newman and
Albert Evans add $3. The donation
from employees of the Royston Sawmill is $35.50. It-was estimated last
week at $35, so that the total amount
received is now $987.50.
No. 4 Mine employees  $233.00
City of ('umberland   150.00
Beaufort House  Kopnlrs
Extensive repairs to Beaufori
House are under wny, work having
been started the day after thc lire.
It will be necessary to practically rebuild the upper story, and ihe house
will be all relinished inside.
What  did the boss say
being late on Friday?"
"Ho gave me the U.C.M.
"What's  that?"
"Don't Come Monday!"
lo you for
Book your seats early at Lang's Drug Store
75? and $1.00     —PRICES—      75? and $1.00
Coal Wood, Ashes and Hauling of Every Description
At Reasonable Prices.
Order* left with Mr. Potter at the Jay-Jay Cafe will
receive prompt attention.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjects over 18 years of age
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation
and Improvement for agricultural
Full Information concerning regulations regarding Pre-emptions is
: given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
j "How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
! which can he obtained free of charge
* by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
!   Applications  for  pre-emptions  are
to  be addressed  to the   Land   Commissioner of the Land Recording 1)1-
I vision, in which the land applied for
' is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies  of which  can  be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five  years  and   improvements  made
to value of $10 per acre,  Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres,  before  Crown  Grant  can  be
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land is $5
per acre, nnd second-class (grazing)
land $2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purrhns» nr lease
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase .. 'I
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber Innd, not exceeding 40 acres,
may bc purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In thc Ilrst year, title being
obtained after residence and Improvement conditions nre fulfilled and
land has beon surveyed.
For grazing ond industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may bc leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act tho Province Is divided into grazing districts
nnd the range administered under a
Grazing      Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits arc Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
permits arc available for settlers,
campers and travellers, up to ten
Willie—"Hello; why are you stand-
in' here In front of the office you got
fired from last week? Wnltln' to get
taken back?"
Jlmmle—"Not much; I just wanted
to see If they were still in business."
"You, look tired." _
"Yes, I've had a bad day. That
office boy of mine came in with tlie
old   story   of   getting  nwny   for   his
grandmother's   funeral,   so   just   lo i ; ,     „ „ . ,    . I
teach him a lesson I said that I would I j 0ur Dlnine Boora offera *ooi food'
accompany hlm." {good  service,  reasonable charges. |
"He took you to the footbull game,   I «J» • /^ I f    ■    11
I^pposei, i  , living George Hotel
"No such luck.   It was his grand- II !
mother's funeral
For the Choicest of Meats
Our Cold Meats sliced any thickness you desire on our
are ideal for the dinner bucket or for lunches.
Balance from 1928 Sports  76.00
t'nlnn Bay Employees   54.00
: Canadian  Collieries   (D.),   Ltd. 50.00
I Royston Sawmill Employees .... 35.50
! Misc. employees, C. C. (D) Ltd. 25.50
Edward W. Bickle   25.00
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd  26.00
Silver Spring Brewery   25.00
i Cumberland Electric Light Co. 15.00
| Cumberland Water Works Ltd. 15.00
Thomas Graham ,  15.00
I George W. Clinton   10.00
; Victoria   Phoenix  Brewery  Co. 10.00
Campbell   Bros.   (Goods)     10.00
Comox Creamery Association... 10.00
|J. Sutherland (Goods)   7.60
Cavin's Shoe Store (Goods) .... 7.00
F, Dallos (Waverley Hotel) .... 7.00
Dr. Geo. K. .MacNaughton   6.00
James   Dick     5.00
i Dr. E. R. Hicks   6.00
Robert   Yntes     6.00
Dr, W. Bruce Gordon   5.00
Tommy  Nnkanishl    6.00
Vendome Hotel   5.00
: Matt.   Brown     5.00
Frclone's Grocery Store   5.00
Marocchi  Bros  6.00
IWm.  Merrifield    6.00
|L. R. Stevens  (Goods)   5.00
j King George Hotel   5.00
It. H. Mumfoid   6.00
| Lang's  Drug Store (Goods)  5.00
A. MacKinnon (Goods)   5.00
Royal  Candy  Store   5.00
C. 11. Tarbell & Son   (Goods) 5.00
City  Meat  Market    5.00
William   Douglas     5.00
Mann's   Bakery    3.00
l'nion Tailor (U. Watanabe).... 2.50
Cumberland Supply Store   2.50
G. Curwen     2.50
M. Shlozakl, Jeweller   2.50
15. Aida (Cumberland Tailor)... 2.50
J.  H. Cameron  2.50
Hailing li  Ledlngham  2.50
Wilcock  Bros  2.50
Alex. Henderson   2.50
Jos.   Aspesy     2.50
William   Hutton     2.60
Jay-Jay Lunch  Room   2.50
C. Newman   (Goods)    2.00
Engle Candy Store   2.00
T. E. Banks   2.00
Wm. McLellan Sr  2.00
Fred  Pickard   2.00
Peter  McNIven     2.00
Charles Spooner   2.00
0. L. Saunders   2.00
J. C. Brown   2.00
John   Nlnattl     2.00
Chow  Lee   2.00
Kara Sun Low   2.00
' Lai   Fung     2.00
Chinese Masonic Hall   2.00
i Foo  Yuen     2.00
Wong Why   2.00
T,   Nakano     2.00
M. Iwasa   2.00
i Wing Chong  -.  2.00
j .Mrs.  L.  Francescini    1.50
Albert Evans   1.00
Frank  Scavarda    1.00
I Tom   Kee     1.00
'. Kee  Fung    1.00
1 Sun Ou  Wo Co  1.00
Sun Chong Club   1.00
llo   Hoc   .'. 1.00
Chaw Tal Co  1.00
Lam Kee  50
Hop  i'ck   60
j Yce Yuen Sheng Kee  60
In Kansas they named a town (Jas
Small and speedy—yet when you pass
The constable there
You better take care
Read the signs and "Keep ofT (he grass."
Read the saving signs that
point (oward this shop.
We're ofTering several high
class cars at prices (hat
will perhaps never be repealed again. Every one
has been practically rebuilt
and will give (he service
you expect.
Blunt & Passie, Ltd.
Telephone 61
SEALED   TENDERS   addressed   to
* the Purchasing Agent, Department of
I'ublic Works, Ottawa will be received
ul   his  oiiice  until   12  o'clock  noon
, din} light Mil ing), sVcilnc-sdn}*, June 8,
1987s for ihi- supply of coal for the
Dominion Buildings and Experimental
Farms  and  Stations, throughout  thc
. Provinces of Manitoba. Saskatchewan,
Alberta and British Columbia, and at
Kt'iiora, Ontario.
Forms of tender with specifications
and conditions attached ean be obtained from O. W. Dawson. Chlof
Purchasing Agent, Department of
Public Works. Ottawa; J. E. Cyr,
Supt. of Dominion llulbllngs. Wlnul-
peg, Man.; II B Matthews, District
Resilient Architect, Winnipeg. Man.;
O. J Stephenson, District Resident
Architect, Regina, muk.; J. M. stev-
enson, District .Resident Architect.
Calgary, Alta.; and J. G. Brown. Dis-
trlcl Resldenl Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Tenders will not lis- considered unless made ou the ahuve mentioned
The rlgbt to di-mand from the successful tenderer a deposit, not cs-
ceedlng 10 per cent of the amount of
the tender( to secure tlio propor ful-
niment of tbo contract, Is reserved.
By order,
S. E  O'Brien,  .
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, May 11, 1927.
Licensed Taxi Driver PAQI SIX
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1927.
nu orl!:
EV£H    .
It pays to buy
good shirts
Shirts that are cut from
finest quality materials,
carefully tailored, of
attractive pattern and in
colors that won't fade.
Forsyth quality is guaranteed.
When you buy a Forsyth
Shirt the Forsyth Insurance Policy assures you
of complete shirt satisfaction.
No one ever regretted
buying quality.
What the Red Cross is doing
for the Good of Canada
For the Veteran
Befriends 3,500 soldiers still in hospital . . . relieves
sickness and need in their families . . . cares for the
soldier settler . . . provides sheltered employment for the
disabled in three Veterans' Workshops.
For the Children
Through Junior Red Cross, has aided 5,000 crippled
children and has pledged over 137,000 school children to
practice health habits and to serve others.
For the Pioneer
Brings nursing service to those in frontier districts through
39 Outpost Hospitals and Nursing Stations.
For the New Canadian
Welcomes and gives needed attention to immigrant mothers
snd children at three Seaport Nurseries.
For the Mothers and Daughters
In Home Nursing Classes, has taught principles of nursing,
diet and home hygiene to over 12,000 women and girls.
For the Disaster Victim
Is organized to afford prompt relief to sufferers from
fire, food and epidemic.
Nation-Wide Appeal •
Canadian Red Cross Society
Send Contribution! to:
British Columbia Division, Canadian Red Croat Society,
626 Pender Street Wctt, Vancouver, B.C.
It pays to havp your shoes repaired as they wear
longer after repairing than when new.
I aim to give the best in Material, Workmanship and
Service at—
Note address— Opposite the Drug Store.
The Practical White Tailor
Dental Surgeon
Oflee Cor. et Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
P. P. Harrison, M.LA.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Office
Courtenay            Phone »l
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evening.
Telephone   115R  or  24
Personal Mention
Edison, with nil his inventions, wan
a piker compared to the ambitious
young photographer who advertised:
"Your baby, if you have one, can bc
enlarged, tinted and framed for 18.79."
Mr. T. E. Jackson, district inspector
of mines, paid a business visit to
Cumberland during the week.
ss     *     ss
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Brownsey, of
Port Alberni, motored to Cumberland
tor the May 24th celebration. They
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.
SS       SS      SS
Mrs. Marion Stewart left for Vancouver on Thursday last, and will
spend the next two weeks in that city
with her daughter, Mrs. F. Freeman.
ss     •     ss
Miss Harriett Horbury and Mrs,
J. Horbury were ln attendance at the
Grand Lodge ot Pythian Sisters, held
in Penticton this week. Miss Horbury
was delegate from the local Order.
ss     ss     •
Mr. si. R. Seymour, of Vancouver,
organizer for thc Canadian Red Cross
Society, was a visitor to Cumberland
on Monday last.
.   .   .
Miss M, Frew, of Edinburgh, Scotland, arrived in Cumberland last
week to pay a short visit to ber
cousin, Mr. A. Lockhart, and family.
Miss Frew is accompanied by a friend,
Miss E. Lumsden. Before returning
to Scotland they will visit several
places of interest in Canada and the
United StateB.
si     SS     *
Rev. John R. Hewitt returned on
Tuesday to his home in Cumberland,
trom attendance at the United Church
conference at Vancouver, during
which he was the guest of his relatives, Mr. T. C. Shillabeer and family,
River road, Lulu Island. He was
accompanied by his mother-ta-law,
Mrs. Ireland of Toronto, wh<t has
been a visitor at tbe manse during
the winter.
t   *   .
Mr. E. B. Coulthard, of Port Alberni,
was a visitor to Cumberland Monday
and Tuesday of this week.
ss    ss    ss
Charlie Hltchens, a former member
of the famous Cumberland United
soccer team, spent a few days in town
last week visiting his family. He left
on Thursday morning for Woodtibre
where he is now located.
• <   •
Mrs.  H.  Mandeville,  Mr.   Bemman
and   Miss   Bemman,   of   Vancouver,
spent the holiday in Cumberland.
ss     ss     ss
Mrs. J. Monaghan and little daughter, of Woodfibre, are visiting in this
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Saunders and
family motored to Nanaimo Monday
and returned Wednesday.
ss     ss     ss
MIsb Jemimh Mitchell spent May 24
in Nanaimo, returning to Cumberland
on Wednesday.
ss     ss     ss
Mr. David Lockhart was a visitor
to Vancouver at the latter part of last
ss     ss     *
The members of the Women's Benefit Association will attend divine
service at Holy Trinity Anglican
Church on Sunday evening, June 5th,
at 1 o'clock.
(Continued from Page One)
berland where they have lived for the
past seventeen years. Paying tribute
to Mrs. Shearer's work as a nurse.
Dr. MacNaughton made humorous
reference to her services to those
little emigrants who come into the
country without a shirt to cover them.
Mr. Shearer, though an invalid for
years, has been a valued employee of
the Canadian Collieries until recently
having been employed ln the fan
house at No. 5 Mine.
Mr. Shearer, in expressing his appreciation of the honor bestowed on
himself and Mrs. Shearer, regretted
that circumstances made It Impossible
for him to adequately express himself, and requested that his son, Mr.
Ge'orge Shearer, be permitted to
respond in his behalf.
Mr. Thomas Jackson, Inspector of
Mines, couched his message on congratulation, in verse, which was
warmly applauded, the sentiment and
meter being both strongly reminiscent
of Scotland's beloved poet, Robert
"An appreciation in honor ot Mr. and
Mrs.   William   Shearer,   Cumberland,
B. C.s on their attaining the anniversary of their Golden
GIBSON—Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.
Gibson, Friday,- May 27th, at the
Cumberland General Hospital, a
COURTENAY        |
 _^  Ai,
If you liked "The Beauty Shop,"
you will love "The Red Widow." See
her at the Gaiety Theatre, Courtenay,
on Tuesday, May 31, or Wednesday,
June 1st.
Mrs. Uourdlllon and chillren came
up on Wednesday's train from Victoria. They were met at the station
by the Rev. G. L. Bourdillon and Mr.
O. T. Corlield.
The Misses Frances and Kay Mooro
left on Wednesday morning for Vancouver.
At the Trail Rangers meeting Wednesday night, after tlio usual time
spent In games and pastimes, Stuart
Wood, the winner ot the Courtenay
"Canada Bee," who participated in tbe
Cariboo Trail trip during the Easter
holidays, gave a talk on his experiences while away. He brought back
two totem poles which he showed and
explained to thc Rangers.
Mrs. M. Williamson and Miss Laura
Williamson returned trom a week's
visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
They are spending a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton at Pt HolmeB.
The visitors at the Riverside Hotel
Include W. H. Dunsmith and wife, J.
H. Johnson, O. Jones, S. BakeB, S. A.
Moon, and F. Holt, all from Vancouver.
COWS FOR SAMS—Over-stocked with
Purebred Cows, several fresh. Will
h>11 nt reasonable prices. Select
what you desire to purchase. For
further information apply telephone
86L, Cumberland. 21-21.
FOR SALE—Purebred Cocker Spaniel
Pups. Call evenings residence Mrs.
Lonlie, Lake Trail Rd.. close to
Power House Rd.. or phone 250L
daughters,   friends,   acquaintances,
Draw round the festive board,
Imbued  with kindly fellowship
And friendship's strong accord.
For purpose single we are met
To celebrate  this even,
The twenty-second ot month of May,
Year, nineteen twenty-seven.
To  eulogise   and  cheer   with  mirth
A couple (none more dearer)
Who fifty years ago were made
Mr. and Mrs. William Shearer.
Way back in bonnie Scotland
Whaur' bluebells and heather grows
These two, then in youth's rosy years
In St. Giles Church made their vows.
For fifty years they've carried on
In  manner  kind aye  treading,
And now we're honored, pleased to
join with
Them in their golden wedding.
Fifty years of matrimony's
A brilliant term of life,
Nae doot they've had their ups and
Ot stress and strain and strife.
Now sons and daughters bound with
Inspiring,  strong, o'er-spreading,
Desire to honor gloriously
Their parents Golden Wedding.
As we commemorate this grand
Matrimonial event,
lt must bring forth respect, goodwill,
And reverent compliment.
Congratulations then extend as
Year fifty-one is spreading.
Let's hope they'll live to see the day
That marks their Diamond Wedding.
—T. R. Jackson.
Toasts to Canada, proposed by Mr.
G. Apps and responded to by Mr. G.
O'Brien, and to the United States,
proposed by Dr. E. R. Hicks and
responded to by Mr. G. W. Clinton,
struck a patriotic note. The City of
Cumberland was proposed by Mr. E.
W. Bickle who expressed his confidence in Cumberland's future, and
was responded to by His Worship
Mayor Maxwell.
Following the toasts came the
presentation of a purse of gold to Mr.
and Mrs. Shearer, with the compliments, congratulations and good
wishes of their relatives and friends,
most appropriately expressed in the
sentiments which accompanied the
gift. The following words are those
of Mr. John Thompson, chairman,
who made the presentation;
Dear Mr. and Mrs.
William Shearer:
On this day in which you are commemorating your Golden Wedding, we
your many relatives and friends, ara
glad to offer you our foeartteBt congratulations and good wisheB. It ls
not many who are spared to enjoy
such an anniversary as this, which
you are enjoying today. To you it
will be a day of memories, some
happy and some sad. You will look
back upon the long avonue ot many
years of married life, in which you
have shared fortune and mishap alike,
and with gratitude you will bless God
for His supreme partnership of love,
which has stood the test of time so
well. To ub this day is one which
demands a fitting and Joyful commemoration, and it is our prayer that
this partnership of yours may continue
for many years to come and that you
may be spared long to still take an
active interest in the community in
which you live. In offering you our
congratulations we-ask you to accept
this purse ot gold in token of our
esteem and love."
Songs by Mr. T. Carney, Mr. R. M.
McLean, Mrs. Jessie McLean, Mr. G.
Shearer and Mrs. Johnson were much
appreciated, while Mr. J. H. Wallace
of Seattle gave a most inspiring address. The singing of "Auld Lang
Syne" brought the first part of the
entertainment to a close, adjournment
being made to the dance hall where
the merry-making was kept up till
the wee sma" hours, making a fitting
termination to an event which will be
long remembered in Cumberland.
The New Portable
Encased in durable leather-finished fabric.
Come in and hear your favorite record played on this
new instrument.
Lang's Drug Store
"It Pays to Deal at Lang's"
Have you cashed your Discount Bonds
Cumberland Public School
will present a
Vaudeville Show
TUESDAY, MAY 31st, at 8:00 P.M.
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Adults 50^ Children 251
Johnson's Wax
Electric Floor
Beautifies all your Floors and Linoleums
quickly, without stooping, kneeling, or even
soiling your hands.
Price complete, with Johnson's Lamb Wool
Mop for spreading Wax:
Rent it or buy it from
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a 1/2-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 Waer and Boiler Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.


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