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Array The Garden
Of Allah
Cumberland Islander
at the Ilo-Ilo
this week-end
With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Sn^ech of Finance
Provincial Library    Mar.l|27
Minister Exposes
McLean's Financing
Tax Reductions in B.C. Impossible Because of Liberal Deficits Says Finance
Victoria, Feb. at—Thnt the govern-'
men! finds itself nimble to make sub-
Btantt&l tux reductions nt this time
owing to the necessity ot restoring
trust funds used by tbe former ail-1
ministration to offset dlllclts was the
statement made to tbe Legislature'
this afternoon by Hon. W, C. Shelly,
minister of finance, in presenting his
Initial budget. The only relief in tbe
way of taxation will be by amendments
to the Succession Duties Act eliminating duties on estates under $20,000 and
on life insurance and annuities to
blood relation or named beneficiaries.
Loan bills will total $12,500,000, ot
•wblch $0,500,000 will be mainly used
ln essential highway and bridge con j
structlon. Tlie remaining and separ-!
ate loan measure will be for $3,000,000 I
as the first repayment contribution I
to trust funds.
The minister was outspoken in his \
condemnation   of  the   policy  of  the j
former administration In making use
of trust funds, declaring that bad any
private trust company been guilty ot
financing in a similar manner it would
have bad its charter cancelled nnd its
directors would have beeu liable to
heavy  penalities.
Total iietihiis .\ot Determined
The exact total sum that the government will bave to set up to meet
accumulated deficits of tbe Liberal
regime will not be definitely known
lltll the end of the present fiscal year,
but It is anticipated that it will be in
addition to the $:i,0oo,000 named In
thu present lonn bill, $2,000,000 tn
cover defiicits for the present year,
and $1,745,000 being tbe balance on
previous  losses.
In dealing with the loan bills for
$12 500.000 which will be placed before the Legislature for consideration,
Hie minister of finance Intimated that
be would probably have to later on Increase tbe $3,000,000 loan bill for the
consolidated revenue account by
enough more to cover tbe anticipated
$2,000,000 deficit for the current yea;',
and n balance of roughly $1,745,000 to
complete setting up thc deficits that
had accrued during recent years.
It will be necessary, he snid, to
bring down n loan bill for the following amounts:
The Forbidden Plateau, in tha
neighborhood of the cabin on Mount
Beecber, was the scene of much animation on Sunday. Skt-Ing, tobogganing and snowshoelng were thoroughly enjoyed by a large number of
young people. Several spent the week
cud from Friday to Sunday evening,
making the cabin, whlcb Is quite com-
fortnble, their headqua-rterB. The
comparatively light snowfall on this
plateau makes conditions Ideal tor
winter sports. Excellent visibility during tlie week end lent enhancement to
the  plateau.
Story From North
Of Island Promises | y.^.^^, Party wm Spend
IV C sT<   IJ       Four Weeks on Mainland
■Discovery or Gold j and island
Lonely Miner Locates Precious I   °tta"a', f**b* ,13^e , °™'™"-
•• a '. s    ts ...   •     tt . ! General with Lady w illini;il<»i Is leav-
Metal in Solitude; Fisher-    | |ng here llt llle cml „, x|iireh (or the
man Brings Word from paciuc Coast to spend one month at
Hermit Vancouver, aod  Victoria.    While  In
  Vancouver they will attend the Bea-
A man mny nluiiuc lato the wild-1 8|uns of the National Council of Eilu-
erness In the northern portion of Van-1 cation which will he held under their
couver  Island  and be lost to Bight patronage trom April 8 to April 18.
for months without seeing a sltiBlo j Delegations will attend the conference
$71,000.00 To Be
Spent On Courtenay
River Dredging
United Church
Feather Pushers
Take on whippets! r;:;1B:rb,:1,IKi:::z'J:»::s
  Dewdney dyking district 1G5.000
Churchmen Win Good Series By i   ieuef 	
One Game | Strathcona Park       335,000
Thc members of the Whippet Badminton club paid a return visit to the
courts at the United Church hall on
Tuesday evening and engaged the
Churchmen in a series of inter-club
games, the United Church members
running out winners eight games to
seven ,tbe scores being United Churcb
113 points, Whippets 114 points. The
games were In a good many instances
stubbornly contested and thc scores
were practically level all through the
evening. During the play, members
of the United Churcb club served delectable refreshments. The scores
were as follows with the names ot the
United Church players first In each
Mixed Doubles
Miss L. Sheppard and B. Wilcock
beat Miss Parnham and W. Bennie,
11-4; Mrs. Murdock and D. MacLean
heat Miss Sehl and W. Whyte, 11-8;
Miss Watson and T. Little lost to Mrs.
Bannerman and D. Bannerman, 2-11;
Mrs. H. Brown and Auchterlonle beat
E. Hunden and Norman Frelone, ll-C;
Miss Mann and Dr. Hicks beat Miss
Boffey and C. Mounce, 11-10; Mrs.
Murdoch and C. Nash beat Mrs. Graham and C. Graham, 11-1.
Ladles* Doubles
Misses Mann and Sheppard beat
Misses Hunden a:nd Boffey, 11-10;
Mrs. Murdock and Miss Watson lost
to Miss Sehl and Miss Parnham, 2-11;
Mrs. Spooner and Mrs. Brown lost to
Mrs. Bannerman and Mrs. Graham,
Moil's Doubles
Horwood and Little beat Bennie
and Whyte, 11-5; McLean and Auchterlonle lost to Mounce and Banner-
man, 5-11; Mann and Wilcock lost to
Graham and Bennie, 9-11; Nash and
HickB lost to Bannerman and Frelone, 4-11.
$[),', 00,0m)
Trap Shooting
Popular With Rod
And Gun Club
Trap shooting will prove a most
popular pastime this spring and summer with tbe members ot the Cumberland Hod and Gun Club judging
by the number of members wbo wero
noticed trying out tbe trap during
the week. Whilst tho club will sponsor and encourage trap shooting tt
will be self supporting as tbe members going in for this form of recreation must buy their own clay birds.
These must be purchased through the
club and It is expected that a larg«
supply will be on hand shortly iu
Mr, J. H. Cameron, who Is attending
the annual meeting of the British Columbia Game Protective Association
in Vancouver, has been Instructed to
purchase a barrel of clay birds.
Tbe drive for new members is progressing very favorably and last
year's number will be surpassed. Mr.
Parry Maynard, of Victoria, Honorary
President of the local Rod and Gun
Club sent a donation to the secretary
this week ot $20.00.
Only Necessary Work to Be Dune
In explaining the proposals which
he enumerated, the minister said tbat
only the most pressing highway needs
would be undertaken tbls year, and
tbat a much larger sum should—had
the state of linances permitted—have
been included for road construction.
"This loan," he said "is therefore
an initial amount In the launching of
an aggressive road building scheme
over a period of years."
Tbe particulars of the year's programme, be snid, would be submitted
later by tbe minister of public worka,
Hon.  Nols  Lougheed.
"The proposed capital expenditure
on bridges," he continued, "Is also
greater owing to many important j
bridges along the highways of the |
province being beyond the state where!
repairs can restore them to a degreo
of safety commensurate with the loads
they are called upon to sustain, therefor necessitating new and more substantial construction."
The fixed interest and redemption
charges for roads and bridges, the
minister explained, giving figures of
previous borrowings, would be set up
out of motor vehicle collections and
gasoline taxes. Revenue from these
sources was estimated to be for the
coming year $2,550,000.
Tux Iteducllnns Impossible
Turning his attention to matters of
taxation, which he characterized as a
prosaic subject, devoid of romance,
Hon. Mr Shelly said:
"This government wben it nssumed
office was sincere in its hope of reducing taxation, but i think I have
already given sufficient reasons why,
at this time, It is impossible to implement this promise. 1 will further elu-
Cldate the reason. Out of a total expenditure of some $25,000,000 brought
down in thc estimate* this year we
find thnt out of this umount 85 per
cent., or $21,250,000, is uncontrollable
and Is tied up or committed. We have
therefore, only $8,750,000 that mny be
rout rolled, and when you consider
Mint out of this sum maintenance oi
j roads, buildings, bridges and other
works has to he provided, you will, I
am sure, ut once see bow taxes could
not be reduced in the short period we
I have bcen In office.
! "I am staling a fact, but not wlth-
i out hope. Taxation reduction, I am
! afraid will have to be deferred until
the whole of the fiscal system of the
province has been carefully analysed
and proposed economies effected.
"Iu the meantime, 1 propose to present nn amendment to tbe Succession
Duties Art, giving a strnigbt exemption on nil estates up to $20,000 'o
direct beneficiaries, exempting also
all insurance and anilities to blood relations or named beneficiaries of tbe
; first class. I nm of the opinion that
this will eliminate the most contentious features of the net and make it
the most liberal act in its administration of any province in Canada."
Badminton Games
Arranged For
Saturday Night
Capt. Kimmond to Take Place
of N. Radford ;
There will be one absentee from the [
list of badminton players scheduled
to appear at the Imperial Pavilion on
Saturday night. Noel Radford, the
coming champion, ta Indisposed and
his place will be taken by Capt. Kimmond.
The Captain Is reckoned a real first
class player nnd is always well up in
the provincial play-offs. Games arranged for Saturday night are as follows:
Men's Singles—Jack Underhlll versus J. Muir.
Ladies' Singles—Miss Eileen George
versus Mrs. Draper.
Men s Doubles—J. Underhlll and R.
Underhlll versus Captain Kimmond
and .1. Mulr.
Ladles' Doubles—Misses Hopkins
and Eileen George versus Mrs. Mulr
and  Mrs. Draper.
Mixed Doubles—J. Underhlll and
Miss George versus Mr. and Mrs. J.
The games start at 8 o'clock and
practically all reserved seats are sold.
The players will arrive by stage
and will be welcomed at Courtenay
by Mayor Theed Pearse and other
members of the council of the City of
City Lose Mare
The Cumberland City teamster got
the surprise of his life the other morning when one of the city team he was
driving across Dunsmuir avenue
dropped down dead. The teamster
wbo is a braw' Scot said to his partner, who happened to be an Italian
and not very familiar with the "lingo"
of the teamster, "gang awa' doon and
tell Wullle Henderson a wanna talk
te htm." The Italian loked at htm ln
surprise and after a short space of
time confided to one of his friends that
Jimmy was offering up a prayer for
the dead horse. Fred Pickard coming
down to open the store shortly after
was met at the corner of the Cumberland Hotel by Charlie Dalton and
was greeted with "well I see the city
lost the mare this morning." " You
don't say," said Fred. "When did he
uman being. Tills has beeu the experience of F. B. Kldridge, a watchmaker of Fort McMurray, Alberta,
who yielded to the lure for free gold
in the Brooks Peninsula, northwest
coast of the Island.
Believed to be lost when searches
of bis rendezvous failed to disclose
a trace of the wanderer, n fisherman
has at last brought word to Quatslno. nfter the Provincial Police had
heen advised of the man as missing,
Eldrldge has found gold on Amos
Creek, the only considerable stream
known to empty into the Pacific from
the  Peninsula's  precipitous  plateau.
Traditions of gold in this little fre-
qi)tmted area have prevailed from
Spanish limes but the district Ilea
so far outside the domain of modern
prospecting thut few have ventured
Into this virgin solitude of rock and
Eldrldge was landed on Cape Cook
one day last August, with supplies
for six or eight months, and equipped
with a small canoe. His avowed intentions were to prospect and trap.
Arrangements were ma^u with R.
Xosler, who took hira there, that Nosier should bring Iifs mail, at a rendezvous at Klaskisk Inlet (N.W. side of
Brooks Peninsula), and Eldridge was
to make his way there for trapping.
Eldridge established a base cabin at
Cape Cook.
ln November smoke was seen in
the shack visible from the sea, and
an Investigation conducted without
finding auy trace of him. Nosier went
to the rendezvous at Klaskisk Inlet in
January.and failing to find Eldridge
he persuaded Captain Samuelson of
the American halibut schooner ecllpsa
to imve a dory put off at Cape Cook
and a swrcb made at feht point which
was done on January 28, the cabin,
being found deserted. This further
search increased tbe alarm, which has
only been allayed when Just before
the last setamer sailed for the south
Eldridge was located by a fisherman
and reported thnt ho would come out
in April. He has located gold on
Amos Creek, reporting lots of fine |
placer. Details will not be available
until the exile is brought out to Quatslno In tbe Spring.
Mr. D. B. Christopher was a visitor
to Cumberland during the week.
Re Vehicle Traffic During Abnormal Weather
The assistant engineer for the Comox District is in receipt of of a circular letter from the Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer
which has been sent to haulage contractors and others and is as follows:
"You are requested to make as little use as possible of all public highways while the frost is coming out of
tho ground and while tbe roadbed Is
soft and liable to be damaged.
"In this connection please be advised that Regulations Nos. 3 and 7
pursuant to Section 33 of the "Highway Act', prohibit at this season of
Ibe year a greater gross load of more
than 10,000 pounds for a vehicle, a
greater gross load nn any one wheel
of more than 3.000 pounds, while the
gross weight permlsaable on any one
tire, having regard to the width of
the lire Is ns follows:
"Tire width 3" to 4", total weight
In pounds, 1200 tc 1600.
"Tire width 4" to 6^4", total weight
in pounds, 2000 to 2750.
"The loads above referred to are
applicable to the usual country high- i
ways of this Province but I would |
further advise that under certain conditions these loads are excessive particularly when the frost is coming out
of the ground, I have therefore to request that you will do everything poi-
slble in your power to co-operate
with the Provincial Public Works Department In the preservation of our
"Vour co-operation ln this will be
appreciated by the public at large.
"Deputy Minister and
Public Works Engineer"
Artists Here
March 1st
Concert, Supper and Dance By
Cumberland Welsh
Friday next, March the 1st, the
Cumberland Welsh Society announce
lhat they have been fortunate in securing the services of Professor Morgan's
concert party of Vancouver, who will
give a varied concert commencing at
7 o'clock. The Vancouver artists appearing here will be Mrs. Howard
Leggatt, soprano; Mrs, Xesta Hudson
contralto; Mr. North West, tenor;
Miss Margaret Mclptyre, violinist;
and accompanist with Professor Morgan, director. Mr. and Mrs. Hudson
win be remembered as members of
the Moody Manners Opera Company
atld   Of   Queen's   Hall   London.     Miss
Mclntyre is well known to Cumberland music lovers, apenring here a
year ago wben she won the henrla of
all who beard her.
A limited number of tickets for the | t)on rC(.ncHi. ,)le rcdornl govern:
concert,  supper  and  dnnco  are   on 110 ani(,ml „,(, ,,r(.S(.tll .„., B0 lh;i,  ,
sale  and   the  committee   in   chargo | unison wUh other pflrt(| of the BngHt
from fit-oat Britain, France. Australia
and New Zealand.
A. WrNeilf And
Thanksgiving Day
Local  Member   in   Interesting
Debate in Federal
The observance of Thanksgiving
and Armistice Days has caused quite
a lot of discussion in the country and
on Wednesday, February the 13th, Mr.
F. W. Gershaw, of Medicine Hat, moved m the Federal House the following
resolution which was seconded by Mr.
A. W. Neill. member for Comox-Alberni.
"That In the opinion of Ibis house,
the day to be observed hereafter ror'
national Thanksgiving Day, shall be
Armistice Day, November the  Uth,"
Mr. Gershaw said, "This resolution
is brought forward as a tribute and
to do honour to those wbo served In
the Great War. This proposal did not
come from tbe returned soldiers, but
since it appeared on the order paper
many branches of the Canadian Legion have expressed approval of it.
and many resolutions bave been passed by that body expressing such approval."
Mr. Neill in seconding the motion
"Mr. Speaker, 1 have much pleasure in seconding and supporting this
resolution. In order that tbe house
may be fully Informed of the situation.
I may explain that in 1921 the L'nion
government passed an act which is
now chapter 9 of the revised statutes
of 1927, the second section of whicb
provides that:
"'The Monday in the week in whicb
the eleventh day of November shall
occur shall be a legal holiday and
shall be kept and observed as sucn
under tbe name of Armistice day'
"The next section goes on to slate
that the holiday commonly called
Thanksgiving day shall be proclaimed
and observed on the same day. H
Is on that that this resolution rests.
Experience has shown and tbo feeling
of the returned men as expressed by
their bodies is that Armistice day is
very liable to be and Is In process of
being merged nnd forgotten in
Thanksgiving day. One cannot very
well conceive tho permanency of ;
celebration which may be moved anywhere within a week. Can you picture Christmas day, if it fell ou Saturday, being observed, for Instance,
on the previous Monday? Vet thai le
the situation in this case. Armistice
day, according to the law In 1021, \--
to be observed on tho Monday ■>■ the
week in which it falls. The object of
this resolution is to reverse this situ-
oatln and have Armistice day held ou
the elevenih day of November and
Thanksgiving day on the same day If
"I have under my hand a resolution
passed by the Dominion convention
of the Canadian Legion of the British
Empire Service League. li Is only .i
few words, and 1 will read it:
"'Resolved that whereas November
11th Is n dny sacred to nil ex-service
"I would like to emphasize tii'1 polnl
that In the opinion of returned men
and Indeed In tbal of ail of us It should
be a day sacred to nil ex-service men,
"'—and Ihe date sel apart by ihe federal government for observance Is
a day other than this date;
"Be H resolved lhat  this couven-
No Meeting Of
Board Of Trade
(inly three men turned up at tin
Board of Trade meeting which should
have been held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday night. There must
be something radically wrung somewhere when only three business men
find the work of tbe board ol trade
sufficiently Interesting, If ihe business men of this town aro nol interested in tlie work, bow ou earth do
tbey expect the rank and (lie lo he
come Interested. If ihere is a Uttle
slack period in >ighi at the local mines
sonic of thi; business men can (Ind
enough time lo wring their hnnds
nml cry blue ruin from one end of the
town lo thi' other. If the local hoard
of trade is going to function at al!,
either new blond will bave to be Introduced or n burial will take place.
It must have been very disheartening
to  the  three  members  on   Tuesday
night   to
nlghl   for
one of the
fact thai
for a
would Impress upon all tbelr friend
lhat if lhey desire to go to the supper,
n ticket must be procured, charge for
same will be $1.25, This ticket will
admit one to all three affairs. If tt
is desired to go to the concert only
the charge for admission will be 50c.
The same charge will apply for anyone desiring to go to the dance only,
speaking world Canadian citizens may
he enabled to commemorate 'he actual
dny upon which the armistice was
signed as a national mammorlnl dny,
und substitute it for Thanksgiving
"1 have a number of other resolutions from vnrlous branches of the
legion, mostly In the district which '
50c. It was reported lust week that ] rP,,r0senl, and I will briefly quote
tbe supper would he held lu tbe Vot-1 frorn onfl or two 0nfl of t||0m pea(ls.
oralis* Hull. Arrangements have now] .mWq foc] U]nt th|a dfty gnQul(] hr.
beon made to hold tl.e supper In the ■ Mt apart frotn ftny otllQr ho|i(]ay as
ave practically w
nothing. In the
gentlemen, we kill
0 could hnve bee
Iiowever, there i
to be another meeting shortly
are several matters of major Importance to the town to be brought up
and it Is very likely that at the nexl
meeting, something will be introduced to iieji up the "dead" board of
trade and at the same time deal with
the blue ruin artists.
Naval Barracks To
Be Put In Good
Shape This Year
Prospect of Sailors Training on
the Old Spit Look .Rosy
The barracks on Goose Spii at Comox have been allowed to got Into
rather bad,condition during the past
few years, bul according to the tenders called for work al the Spit, tbe
barracks an going to he put into a
better Rhape than has been ihe case
for ii number of years. Now that
there is talk of the sailors training
there for some months this year, the
buildings are going to be made habitable, All buildings will be renovated, chimneys built and stoves installed, li is also rumoured that militia
units on tho Island may use tbo Spit
this year for Iheir annual camp. With
tbe Comox waterworks laying a pipeline in the wharf at Comox one of tht
great draw hacks tn tbe camp will he
The Cumberland cricketers are
looking forward to the sailors coming
tn Comox. They have in mind the
very enjoyable cricket games played
with the navy tennis last year and
are looking forward to trying conclusions with llie "boys in blue" once
Changes At The
Colliery Offices
Several changes al the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited have
been announced bv Lt.-Col. Charles
\V, Vllllors, tlu- Qonoral Manager,
Commencing on tin- first of February,
Mr. Thomas Oraham, became Consulting Engineer of the Canadian Colli* ii (Dunsmuir), Limited and the
Western I'm i Corporation of Canada,
.Mr.   John   Hunt,   hi   addition   in   his
duties .i Ceneral Manager of th.'
We tern Fuel Corporation of Canada.!
Limited, lima Iteen appointed Mine ■
Buporlntondcul of all Canadian Col-
1 lories iHn: mulr). Limited mines In
tho Lady mltli .md Nanaimo ureas,
Mr. ThomoH Williams, nf Cumberland
ho i- et appointed Mine Superintend-
on! of nil mines in tho Comox district.
Mr. Alexander Auchlnvole has been
nppolnted Superlntendenl *>i Railroads
Wharves, Stores, Shops, Wnshorfes,
and Power Pin nts in the Comox, La-
dy-Mniih and Nanaimo divisions.
Royston Wharf Repairs, $7,300;
Union Bay Wharf, $5,300;
Denman Island Whurf
Dominion Department of Public
Works appropriations for 1029, o.s aet
out in the estimates tabled In the
House of Commons on Monday, include about $2011,1100 for buildings,
wharves and breakwater works on
Vancouver Island and adjacent Islands.
Fnr works in tbe Immediate vlcin-
iiy ni' Victoria, including votes for
Ogden Point piers, William Head
quarantine station and the Naval Da-
racks, $76,100 Is provided, the principal  item being for Ogden  Point.
One of the most exposed landing
places on the East Coast of Vancouver Island is to he protected in the
provision nf a breakwater and float
at  Campbell   Kiver,  costing  $7,200.
A long agitation has been conducted in connection with tbe dredging
and Improvement of the Ccvrtenay
River, to give river traffic direct access lo tho eity and for this work
the sum nf $71,200 Is appropriated.
Adjacent is the l'nion Bay wharf,
upon whicli repairs are to be mado
nt a cost of $5,300.
On the West Coast there are appropriations of $7,800 for wharves at
Port Alberni, and $1,500 for the Port
Alberni Postofflce building.
The usual appropriation for maintenance of the automobile ferry wharf
at Sidney of $3,000 Ih continued.
Votes on the Island for wharves
and similar structures are as follows:
Cracroft Island, renewal of float approach, $1,100.
Denman Island, float replacement
and improvements of ferry landing,
Port Washington, wharf repairs,
Quatslno .wharf repairs, $1,200.
Koyston, wharf repairs, $7,300.
Shushartie Kay. renewal of float,
South Pender Island, wharf repairs,
Victim of Sleigh
Accident Improving
Miss Elsie Bevis, who sustained serious Injuries in ttie sleighing accident
ou Fltzwllllam street on January 30,
and who has been contlued to the hospital since, was ou Tuesday removed
to her home in tho D. J. Jenkins, Ltd.,
ambulance. Miss Bevis hag made exceptionally good progress towards recovery. Mr. Donald McKinnon, another victim of tbe accident, is still in
the hospital.and, while progressing
nicely, will be confined there for some
time yet.
Cumberland Liquor
Store Profitable
i. |(|UO
lb annual report of tho
o] Hoard for the period
April the 1st, 1.'27 to March tho 31st,
102s has just been published, total
sales amounting to $l3,o:>i!,.io».G7
showing an Increase over tlie previous
p.-rind of $151,820.17. Net anles at
Ihe Cumberland si ore umoui'tod to
$81,004.80, a gross prollt of $23.1)11.79
being made Operation costs amounted $.1,72711, giving a net profit of
»:.'".im 38 in the appropriation of
profits tn Municipalities, based on
school attendance, Cumberland shows
171,813V4 days attendance at school
by pupils, -lie iii mt nf money ai-
lotted  lo tlie city  being (0,355.60.   >
Last Games Played
In Crib League
Athletic Club Team and VetH.
Finish Schedule
Cumberland  Hull, next  door to t
Cumberland  Hotel.    The snipper wil.
he held immediately after Ihe concert.' ,1;1>. ,.an ll(, (,HlIe(J chrlslmns.
;    "This ts number one
Armistice day  can nol   come  on   any
other date any more than Dominion
The K. & IC Pole Company sent a
bunch of men up lo tlie head of Punt-
ledge Lake this week. Tliey were followed  up two days  later  Ity  n  huge
"'Whereas Armistice day hortofore
has been made subservient lo Thanksgiving day—'
"That Is the point they havo taken,
raft with horses and supplies.    If the   that  Armistice  day  [.as  been  and   Is
weather holds good, a few more weeks  made   subservient   to   Thanksgiving
time should see quite a gang located  day.
at the head of the lake. '"'—this branch hereby resolves, and
do pray thai Thanksgiving and Armistice day lie annually celebrated nn
November llih nf each pear.'
"Another one, ofter expressing the
sentiments l have already real, goea
further and says amongst otlier things
" 'Purlher, that ibe matter nf the
considering tlie advisability of arranging t'or Thanksgiving day to nlwnys
be observed on  Armistice day. be left
(Continued  on  Page Two)
Tin- meeting of ttie Veterans' Cribbage team nnd the Athletic Club lenm
on Wednesday night did not produce
any excitement as the City team bad
previously made sure of the Maynard
trophy by defeating l'nion Bay. The
Vets, and Athletic tenm decided to
fill II11 the schedule and a very ploas-
anl evening ensued
After ihe games which the Athletic
team won by 18-14, refreshments wero
served and what with drinks and
smokes and jolly jokes all present
were in real good humour; The Jokes
mid, or nt least some of them If
printed would outshine Balzaek's
Droll   StorleH. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander1
WHEN only three men turn out for a meeting
of the board of trade, as was the ciise on
Tuesdav night, there must be something
wrong. The difficulty, probably is, that one or
two men are willing "to carry on", and the rest
are willing to stand by and let them do it. Let
it be given out however, that a slimier oi the board
of trade is going to be held and a well-known politician is going to address those present on the
conclusion of the eats. Say. there's hardly a
dining room in town big enough to hold the crowd.
There must be something wrong, somewhere.
For there is no doubt our board oi trade is sick,
very sick. When we can gel only three members
to turn out and hang around for a time in the
hope that enough would show up to form a quorum, the feeling that naturally comes to mind is.
if the business mi n themselves do nol bother with
the Board of Trade, why should anyone else worry
about it.
It would be worth a lot to this community,
especially to the business section, il someone
would produce a recipe warranted to cure a sick
board of trade or could provide a sort of permanent hypodermic—hul nol of the sleep producing
variety, but one of pep.
How to put new life into the board of trade is
quite a question and it will be interesting to see
what thc presidenl  will do about reviving
sick board.
111.10 Canaan lu
-; abandoned 'hu plan of federal
aid  in Hu; mal
Ing nl* permanent highways, the
_...'<! States has encouraged rural citizens by
tho completion nf sixty-five thousand miles of federal
aided roads during ilie pun twelve years.    These roads
have cost twelve hundred million dollar.-*, or nearly half Nettie federal publie debt of the Dominion. Canada keep;
taxes up and reduces her debt very little beyond what can
be done by book-keeping manoeuvers. Tlie United States
reduces taxes and reduces the national debt hy hundreds
of millions a year. Is it uot reasonable to assume that
greater attention to the means of modern transportation
in this counry would produce conditio.is of greater general prosperity her, so that there should not continue to
be so marked contrast betweeu the national debts ami taxation.
In the United States as in Canada, the making of good
roads had lagged while the duty of making them was ,
left to local authority and local taxation. Alter the adoption of federal aid the states were obliged lo refashion
and create highway departments in order to comply with
;he new law. Federal aid hus benefited the states far
beyond the monetary consideration, through the introdue-
tion of capable highway depart ments and through the
stimulating effect of federal participation.
Administration of the federal aid funds is in the bands!
of the U. S. Bureau of Public Works, although actual con- ■
structlon of the roads Is carried ou by tho stale highway
departments. On the latter rests the selection of routes
tn be Improved and type of Improvement, application of;
federal aid to these projects being subject to approval |
by the Bureau of Public Uoads. Requirements for federal'
:iid are: That each state lay out a comprehensive connected
system of the most used roads composing not more than
seven per cent, of the state highway system; that each
siate maintain federal aid roads else this will be doue by
the federal government and charged to the state; that thu
states receive federal money in accordance with their
population, area and mileage of roads over which U. S.
mall Is transported, one-half the cost of approved projects
to bo paid for with federal funds, the balance with state
The cimmltmnets of the present call for the construction
of 187.000 miles of road, which at recent rates of progress
would take twenty years or more.    However, those who
have realized the benefits from thc better highways show
signs of impatience at having to wait Cor another genora-
' tion even for the completion  of the present programme,
j and are Insistent upon speeding up Hie work and extending its scope.   At the same time it is hoped that the money
I saved  from  the  cost or maintaining   what  have  become
j federal  permanent highways  will  be vigorously  applied
J to the minor roads, so as to ensure the most widespread
' benefit  possible. —Ttie  British   Columbian.
3f IfJ^^^^&M^M^^^^^^^^^^^^i
Early Spring Goods
Shown  This Week
surances in force (net)
An Increase of $408,925,000
w Assurances Paid for
An Increase of $112,836,000
ii S41,"72,Of)0
1 during the
Total Income
An Incrca -
Surplus  I'.irai
Year  -
Payments  to  Policyholders
and Beneficiaries
Surplus   and   Contingency
if $'1,157,01)0
An Incre
Total Liabilities
(Including Paid up Capital}
Assets, al December 31st, P>2cS
crease nf $87,652,000
Interest earned on
i invested assets (net)
An in
• Comp tny 'ins also inaugurated the practice of paying a i
maturity dividend on participating policies, len nr mor,
years inforce, terminating by deuth or maturil..
. . . After deducting amo mta re- issured, tin- total
assurances in force now amount to $1,896,915,934.57,
.in increase "f 8108,925,254.48. Policies in force
numhei ', 11,240, an i in addition 136,293 certificates
of ii.in. i- are held by employees of corporations
nnd lirnia under the group plan.
While every fie! I of operation contributed its full
share to these impre ive advances, the rapid development of our bu incss in Great lirit.iin and thc
united Slates is especi illy noteworthy. Thegenerous
reception of ojr t nipnny in countries served by
powerful '1 tic in titutions ia particularly gratifying, as tc tif; ng to widespread appreciation nf
<>ur record and i n vices.
... Thoantounl pnicl to policyholders since organization, together with the amount at present held for
their security ur benefit, exceeds tlie total amount
received from them in premiums by $111,370,229.10.
The streng 'sources ol thr Company have
been si iii
ei '■■ meed.
Thc n
■     ■       i earned -
ii the mean in-
■ .■ provisio
fnr Investment
expen ii  ,
creasi     1
. :  ■
n n, r, 58 per ccn
Hid simk privilcfj
. Dividend [n-
' a, accruing on
in.nr. "i i
;>.iny s IniluingS, i
..; result.
nntributed su!»-
V net ]
[1 i'.   Al -■■'> li
..i       -U- ol  SIN i|
" been realized
■ities whirh hnd
I ■ ■                ' I in tlica id • havchcen valued
■ t '     ■ Hy In low ill.* \silncl nlnced nn
them !'\ i'.i   mi nl. Tins undcr-vnluntion <>f
our sci i; ■ ■ ■ ,t importnnl .safeguard
again t pa le irkel (lm timtions, additional i" the I'*- ■ ■ ■ pi . A provided njralnsl
i!..ii conl
We 4ii' ig .iii i1". to •■ | Ih
preferred Horl    I ird in thi ;is
due either as interest or as dividend, is in arrear for
■'i single day; while the dividends aecruiiii; to cunt mon
stocks exceed by several million dollars those payable on the Sssimu storks at. the time of purchase.
The surplus earned during the year, based on Ihe
values given in the accounts, amounted to $40,264,"
$10,000,000. has been deducted from the already
heavily marked-down value of securities, as additional provision against possible fluctuations, increasing the amount so set abide to $20,000,000.
The special amount set aside as a liability to
provide for unforeseen contingencies has been maintained at $i2,.soo.ono.
$15,822,339.65 hns been paid or allotted as profits
t" policyholders during the year.
After making all deductions and allocations,
$*U57,966..14 has been added to the undivided surplus, bringing the total over liabilities, contingency
ni counts, and capital stock, to $5-1,-1 iS,t>62.-!3.
The continued prosperity of the Ci
your Directors to announce, fur tlie i
year, a substantial increase in the *.
In- distributed to partieipatinn polii
the ensuing year.
In addition, yuur Directors have
principle of granting a Special Div:
pating policies maturing after havi
leu years or longer. This new bi
policyholders or beneficiaries win re withdrawal is
'Hiasioned by the maturity ol policy conti lets, to
participate in the accumulated surplus which ii has
ii"t as yet been considered prudi nt to di\ i V.
1'hc effort to provide life assurance at die lowest
net cost obtainable has been Increasingly apprccl-
linth Bucrcssi
*.ile of profits
yholders duri
will .
.1 th
aird.   Our policyholders
will Itr gratlnc
1  bv 111
III. 1,1
n.l. .,ii.!
("ither evidence, 'if our 1
aire that tlie <
lint lit
prosperity shall be fully
hared by its nn1
Silk Dress-Voiles in
small and large designs
in exclusive dress-length
Newest shades in Spring
weight Dress Flannels
in Copen, Sand, Maroon
Scarlet and Navy. Special value at 90c per yd.
Newest Styles in Ladies' and Misses' Pleated Skirts.
—*—J—<?v_j *	
New Spring Samples of "Fashion-Craft" made-to-measure Clothing, styles, fit and workmanship guaranteed.
Just Received — New
Stock of Men's Hats and
I7tt .p\VaVAJjl!/
j quarters, is that lt Is Inconvenient for
travelling men ami tho.se whose busl-
i ness takes them away from home to
f have the holiday on any other day
[than Monday,   It also interferes pre-
; haps with those living In a town, who
j wish to visit their relatives or friends
, in the country for what is called a
; long week-end; unless Armistice day
comes on a Monday that is prevented
Ii is undeniable that it would be moro
convenient for travellers to have the
holiday on Monday, hut I would point
this  out:   Thanksgiving day, Labour
day. Victoria day, and those other days
are  intended  to he  public  holidays,
and io he for thc convenience of those
j away from home and for those who
] wish to visit their friends, but Arm-
I tstlce day was not Intended at all for
i that purpose.   It was never designed
or set apart as a public holiday for the
convenience of those who wished to
visit their homes or their friends. It
was Intended and designated—it was
consecrated, I might say—to the memory of the men who died at the front
and those who had the good fortune
to come hack, men equally gallant,
equally brave, equally ready to take   °'8 ot Aiberni flnd the local Five Ace3
lutlon passing the house. This housi
may be divided for this purpose lnti
two classes.those who went to thr
war and those who did not. I am sure
that those who were at the war will
appreciate the spirit of their comrades
in asking for this change. It Is even
more incumbent upon those of us who
did not go to the war to see that the
wishes of the men who were at the
front are respected In this matter,
and that they are granted this comparatively trivial change, which in
the end will hurt no one, but will be
paying to these men the respect aud
reverence to which they are entitled."
The  resolution   was  negatived.
Local Team Outclassed in Provincial Intermediate B
Play Off
On Saturday evening last local basketball fans were treated to a real exhibition of basketball when the Nine
(Continued frnm Pai e One)
to those In authority for
"In other words, they d
lutely demand or ask   th
giving day be held on tli
but they do ask that A
be held on the 11th
not abso-
same day
ralstlce day be
nf November.   I
have Hoveral   more telegrams, hut   I
ad them. i if necessary, Thanksgiving day could
jeetlons have been raised:1'" l'e,tI in October. It has been held
iignlnsi this change, and I will deal; in October before now and we are not
briefly with them before I sit down, particularly committed to holding it
Due is that ii would eause two noli-1ln November. Labour day comes In
days In one week and that Ih calculat- September; Thanksgiving day might
od lo lie embarrassing to business, ff°ll come In October and Armistice
people and to business interests. It ,lav "" November 11, bul thnt Is a
is not necessary to have two holidays ] matter ror the govornmenl to decide.
in ime week. Il Is quite ponBible, as; That does uway with the objection
I hnve suggested and as the reBolu-' that wo cannol afford tn hnve iwo
Hon suggests, to have Thanksgiving j holidays in one week,
mi November lith. This would do j The other objection, which in one
nwny   with   that  objection.    Besides, that fs  given  great weight.  In  somo
! locked horns. The game waa the play
J off for the northern section of the
Island In the Intermediate O class.
, The Cumberland team was no match
j for the Nine O's' accurate shooting
and well timed combination and camo
out on the short end of a 30-15 score.
ihe risks of war, in  order tbat the
rest of tlie population, and especially
ihe rising generation, who were mere
children while thc war was on, should
bo  reminded  of,  and  should  he in-
Btrucfed in, so to speak, the reverence
and ihe respect and the obligation we
owe  io these men who risked their | The game wa8 P^ed in the Imperial
all at that time.   As the resolution of | PavI. on a8 « |3 the onlv regulation
the Dominion Convention of thc Brit
ish Empire Service League says, 'it
is a day sacred to ex-service men';
ii lias mulling whatever to do with a
week-end holiday, and therefore I
uhmit that Armistice day should be
observed ub such. I would point out
that in every oilier English-speaking
oiiutry with which I am familiar,
thoy observe Armistice day on Novem-
ior Uth, and not on ihe previous
londny or on any other day. I
Again tlie argument Is used: Aftor
ill, lhat Is a mere matter of sentiment
hul shoiihl not be nllowed to inter-
ere   wllli  the  convenience  and  ma- j
•rial interests of the everyday work- ,
il:iy world,    Well, n great poet once
tld that it was sentiment that ruled '■
Lhe world and that Is quite true. What,
ould  this  world he  without  sentl-
nent?   Why do we spend large sums,'
both as nations and as individuals for !
the relief of Ihe sick and the poor ,
and the destitute?   Is it not from sen-
timent, from n spirit of charity aud
sympathy and goodwill?   What about \
the war memorials scattered through-
out the this country, which must in
the aggregate cost an enormous sum?
sized basketball floor available ln
tho district.
The Nine O's were trained up to the
second and their short passing game
bewildered the Five Aces, as the latter have no regular coach and com'
hlnadon to them is a matter of passing to the player who ls "open" rather than making the breaks. The Five
Aces used many long passea and long
shots which Is playing Into the hands
of a lenm that are short-passing artists and havo their combination well
In hand. But though the local team
lost, they gained much valuable experience which should react on their
play in future.
The Nln O's will now play the winner of the Nanaimo division.
In tho preliminary games tbe Cumberland Junior boys played a Courtonay team, whom they defeated, 18-15
afler a hard struggle. The Cumberland High School girls were to have
played the Alberni High School girla
but as the latter were unable to make
the trip, a scrub team furnished the
Sometime next week the Ex-High
team will play their game ln the In-
Tliey won? erected purely from semi-   mediate A class which Is a play off
ment, and from n worthy and proper
sentiment. I do not think the argument is a good one that, this is a mat-
tor of sentiment and should therefore
be ignored. Think of the tombstones
that dol this land. They are erected
from a spirit of sentiment, and sentiment only.
"I do not anticipate that thoro will
he any serious oposltlon to this reso-
game for the B. C. Championship,
tho High School girls will also stage
a play-off game.
Winter Marmalade
6 oranges
1 lemon
11 cups cold water
7 cups sugar
Peel oranges,  removing all  whlta
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONFS I H'th* calls:  134X Courtenay
\ Office: 161 Oumnerlnnd
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Auto* (or Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 11
Cumberland, B. G.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
ef all descriptions
—     WOOD
skin, and slice thin. Slice lemon with
rind on; cover oranges and lemons
with cold water; let stand twenty-
four hours. Then boil three hours;
add sugar, and let boll one hour. Pour
into glasses; cool, and cover. This
recipe makes nine glasses of marnia
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Mnln Office
Courtenay        Phone  358
Local  Office
Cumliortnnd Hotel In Evenings
Telephone   1 ISH   or   8'
Mr. and Mra. Gilbert Turner (nee
Bridges) are leaving the district to
take up a farm near Nanaimo.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. T. Woods, of Mervllle,
have rented the home of Mr. William
3rievc on the Upper Road and will
shortly move in.
• •   •
The side roads are almost impassable and some quick action la needed
if the school busses are to keep running.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
A large and hungry owl beheaded
Ave of Mr. J. B. Lupton's chickens
while they were drinking from outside trougha. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 22, 1929
St. David's Day
March the  1st
Which will be held by the
Cumberland Welsh Society
Concert commencing at 7 o'clock
of Vancouver, will be responsible for the Concert,
which will be held in the
Immediately after the concert, supper will be served
in the Cumberland Hall, next to the Cumberland Hotel,
after which a monster dance will be held in tha Ilo-Ilo.
Concert, Supper and Dance $1.25
Tickets limited — Get yours early.
Ward off the Flu and
other Winter Ills
with an
Electric Hot Pad or Headlight Heater
Few things offer so much warmth and comfort, so
much protection from ills that come with cold Winter
nights and damp Spring days, as Electric Hotpads and
Electric Heaters.
priced at   sjplJ.VJv
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
To Keep "Closed" Plumbing "Open"
Thia ts o ij^-lti. valve for uae on domestic hot wator supply
systems tor relict o[ damaging pressures caused by ranges
•nd tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters'
Laboratories, Inc.. and by Stslc nnd Municipal Ilurcails of
Water and Bolter Inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Agent ln Courtenay: Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alert Bay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Courtenay, Comox and Way Points every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Wareh»u«s and Docks at Vancouver, foot of Bldwell street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
Canadian Medical Association
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 1S4 College Street,
Toronto, will he answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
and treatment wilt not be answered.
The Use of Drugs
Many  of our correspondents  have
written  to us, asking for advice  iu
Quite a number of cases of sickness
amongst the school children are rsg-
istored ln the Valley at present and
Dr. Hicks is a daily visitor.
Master Austin Davies, who had his
appendix removed two weeks ago, fc
expected home on Sunday.
John and Mrs. Pearse and Walter,
from the I. T. Camp, were visitors
with their parents on Sunday, as were
also Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thomson from
Union Bay.
Mrs. T. Haddcn, from Arden, spent
Friday last with Mrs. E. Carter.
Mr. G. Smith, Mr. Chard and Mr. W.
Davies left on Wednesday morning
for Jervis Inlet to make preparatory
arrangements for opening a logging
camp there.
Mrs. B. Woir is expected home in a
few days after spending a few weeks
in Vancouver Hospital.
Well-Known Island
Pioneer Passes
The whole district was shocked tn
learn of the death on Tuesday morn-
of Mr. Henry James Austin, the
father of Mrs. E. L. Macdonald, who
passed away at seven o'clock at St.
Joseph's Hospital.
Mr. Austin, or "Harry" as he was
familiarly known, was a well-known
figure in Island shipping circles, having been for many years a purser on
the coastal boats plying between Victoria and Comox prior to the advent
of the railroad. Many an old-timer
will recall instances of his kindness
and courtesy on journeys up the coast.
Mr. Austin was born in Canterbury,
England, on the 8th of March, 1858.
As a young man he Joined the British
Navy and In 1885, forty-four years ago,
came out to Esquimalt on H.M.S. Triumph. After serving on the Triumph,
Thorndyke, Victor Emanuel, Excellent
and Cormorant, respectively, in Pacific
waters, he purchased his discharge and
Joined the service of the E. & N. For
a while he was engaged in railway
work but transferred to the coastal
service and for twenty-four years ran
up and down the coast as purser on
the Joan and City of Nanaimo. Shortly
after the purchase of the E. & N. by
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Mr. Austin left the service and
joined the B. C. Pilots' Association as
its secretary, subsequently resigning to
take over the management of the Gardiner Tow Boat Company, of Victoria.
Five years ago he was attacked with
diabetes and resigned from the company, then coming to Courtenay with
his wife to reside 'with his daughter,
Mrs. E. L. Macdonald and assist in the
office of the Macdonald Electric,
On Wednesday of last week, not
being in the best of health, he was
taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. Pneumonia developed and it was soon seen
that his condition was serious. He
passed peacefully away at seven o'clock on Tuesday morning.
Besides his widow he leaves to mourn
his death, one daughter, Mrs. Macdonald, one brother in England and one
sister in Australia.
The funeral is being held to-morrow,
Friday, at three o'clock p.m. from St.
John's Anglican Church, under Masonic auspices, of which order the late
Mr. Austin was a devoted member.
ri'gard to treatment and, particularly
concerning the value of some particular drug as a remedy for the Illness of which they are the victims.
We refer to this because It shows
there is a lack of understanding concerning the use of drug^. In the first
place, the proper treatment of disease
depends upon a diagnosis. Some treatment may hu given to relieve tho
symptoms of which the patient complains, hut the removal of llie cause
or the disease is directed, as far as
possible, towards tho removal of the
c;mse of disease. If, for example, a
patient suffers from headache due to
faulty eye-.sl-nht, the prupcr treatment
I of such a case is not to give some
drug to deaden the headache, but to
remove the cause, hy prescribing
proper glasses whicli will end eye-
sirain—the cause of the headache.
All cases are not as simple and direct as this, however. In many cases,
it calls for all the skill which the
physician acquires, from years of
training and experience, to search out
the cause and to prescribe proper and
adequate treatment. It Is just because
it does require this special training
and experience, which the layman
lacks, whicli makes it dangerous for
people lo attempt to treat themselves.
Not only may considerable harm be
done by the Improper use of dtfUgs,
but. In aditlon, time is being lost in
obtaining skilled medical treatment
for the real cause of Ihe troublo.
Thore is no question but that the best
chance for successful treatment lies
in early treatment. The longer treatment Is delayed, the less chance there
Is for it to be successful.
For these reasons, it seems evident
that It is In the interest of the patient
to secure proper, adequate treatment
from his physician, rather than to attempt to treat himself.
Courtenay Locals
Dr. H. P. Millard is in town this !
week and while in the district is vis- ! !
iting at the home of Mrs. D. Roy, of: 1
Royston. !
Mr. R. G. Laver went down to Vic-: ;
toria on business on Sunday. j ;
Mr. R. Booth, piano tuner, of Na- j
naimo, is in town this week. "•
... :
Mrs. G. Van Hamert left for Van-1 ;
couver on Tuesday morning.        *      j ;
Program for the week at the
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
That is one reason
for buying it—another is that its
double richness improves every dish in
which it is used.
May we send you,
free, our illustrated
recipe book? Write
Mr. and Mrs. A. Smlllie, of Nanaimo,
were visitors to town last week-end.
The dance held by "Our Gang" in
the Assembly Room of the Native Sons'
Hall last niglit is reported to have been
one of the "best little dances of the
season." It was purely an invitation
affair and everybody present had p.
jolly time. The Blue Bird Orchestra
furnished excellent music.
-,   .   .
On Friday evening a surprise party
was given in honor of Miss Mildred
Wilson by Misses Agnes and Dorothy
Sutherland. Miss Wilson is leaving
ior Victoria shortly to train for a
nurse at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, j
The annual meeting of the Courtenay Volunteer Flre Brigade was held
last night at which the following officers were elected: Chief, J. Thomson;
Deputy Chief, P. Booth; Captains. M.
Damonte and W. Leighton; Secretary-
Treasurer, H. S. Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Perrott left for
Vancouver the first of the week to
spend a few days' holiday.
During the temporary indisposition
of Mr. G. W. Stubbs, who has a touch
of the 'flu, Mrs. Edgar Cliife is suh-1
stltuting for him at the Courtenny j
Public School.
Friday - Saturday, February 22 - 23
«aJrFA\   Qrecvbestlriurnphf
Never such a story of love and temptation!
Monday - Tuesday, February 25-26
Campbell River
Dr. R. E. Ziegler, who has been taking a post graduate course in industrial and general surgery at Chicago,
is expected to return to Campbell River on the twenty-eighth instant. He
has been accompanied by Mrs. Ziegler.
Messrs. J. Wilcock and G. W." Edwards visited Campbellton on Wednesday where a site was secured for the
erection of a butcher shop for Messrs.
Wilcock & Co. Construction will be
started immediately by Mr. Edwards.
Mr. Charles Bool has also purchased
a site for a gas service station and
tire shop.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Stewart
Dawson, on Thursday, February 21st,
a son.
She'll Take You Behind
The Scenes of Sta&e Life!
Take a tip—makea date to
meet this actress. She'll win
your heart with her charm
and beauty. And she'll show
you whta real courage is, too.
Here is a thrilling revelation
of the ups and downs of life
back of the footlights. Made
from Pinero's stage classic, it
is now a film vehicle which
fits Miss Shearer perfectly.
j A shower was given last Tuesday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widen.
About thirty guests were present.
i A meeting of the settlers was called
i last Sunday afternoon for the purpose
j of electing trustees for the Community
I Hall. It was decided to postpone the
meeting as so few were present,
A number of young friends gave a
surprise party to Mrs. A. G. Mac-
Culloch and her sister, Miss Kathleen
Clifford, last Saturday night at the
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Clifford. About forty young folks arrived and an enjoyable time was spent'
with games and music.
Miss K. Clifford left on Sunday fori
We are glad to see some gravel has
been put on the highway as the travelling was getting very bad.
Miss Rena Bonora, of Cumberland,
and Miss Lilly Nelson, of Headquarters,
spent the week-end at the home ol
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford.
Wednesday only, February 27th
Monte Blue and Betty Bronson
"Brass Knuckles"
The shadow of a prison record over him, threatening
to darken the life o fthe girl he loved!   Going straight
demanded more wits than going crooked!
A Fast-Moving Mirthful Picture Depicting A sSeries
of Incidents Occurring in a Mountain Lodge Hemmed
in By A Raging Blizzard.
WlUin greal cast Including Hetty Blytuo. Lillian Rich, Robert
Agnew, lluiim Williams, .Martha Mattox and Harold Goodwin.
Thur. - Sat. Feb. 28th - Mar. 2nd
The PisstDose
Trouble man
worked all
night to restore
[Trouble on lliree ofthe
II. ('. Telephone Compani's
loniMlMiitire circuits two
mile- nest of Mission, on
the tilKht ol January SO, resulted In a liurry.up call to
Abbotsford for it repairman.
Tbe repairman left Al).
botsforil by automobile at
10 p.m., bull because of tbe
deep Know be could not
drive further than a half
mile beyond Mission, so be
had to make ttie rent of the
trip on foot
Arriving on tbe scene he
found thnt he hod an all-
night task a hend or hlm, but
he gamely tackled tbe Job
and by lit 10 a.m. had all the
circuits clear.
And there are 40 doses In »\!
76-eent botlle! Pleasant to takt ,
and instant inncilon in every kind
of Cold. KflkvLS Hrondiitis, Croup
•nd Whoopinir Couah. Prevents
"Flu" nnil Pneumonia. Eases irritated throats, miy-lliu-kley's". Sold
hf all dnigfritta and guanintMO.
W. K. IJuckley, Limited.
142 Mutual  St., Toronto 3
^ Acti like a /IuiJi- A
j^ ■ linnlc tip proves It   ■'7 /&
75C  and  40c
Needs Adjusting
Tbo Lord made Eve to please Adam,
'Tia well He planned it that way-
Had he tried tu make Adam to please
He'd be tinkering with hlni today!
of the SEXES
Opposite  llo-Iln Thcntre
Cumberland, B. C.
Practical Harbor & Hairdresser
Children's hair rut any style 351
Ladles' hair cut nay stylo GOc
j King George Hotel j
! good service, reasonable charges,;
"{Centrally Located!
11 UU. W. BRUCE (;OKl)ON
: Dental Surgeon
! • Ofllei; Cor. ot  Dunsmuir Avtv
! | Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Ask for and see that you get
Comox Creamery Butter 55<? per lb.
Fertilizer and
It is not too early to bo thinking of Fertilizer antl
Seed Requirements for the Spring. Our new stocks
will arrive shortly, and we can supply your needs
without delay.
Comox Creamery Association
Something New
Butterfly skirts, candy stripes, have just been delivered to us and are on sale now; the shadings are very
smart, and the style is there.   Price $5.50 each.
Flannel Butterfly Skirts in shades of Navy, Red and
Copen, a vory smart and attractive skirt. Price $4.95.
Misses Sweaters, in many new stripes, sizes 28 to 34,
made of a very nice quality wool, will give real good
wear.    Price $2.95.
We have had delivered the new self colors in table
oilcloth .which makes a most attractive table coloring. The new shades we have in stock are Red, Pale
Green, three shades of Line. Pink and Yellow, quite a
change from the usual floral designs, and the quality
and price are the same.
We are opening ont a consignment of new goods, including many novelty designs in prints, broadcloths,
and fancy goods suitable for dresses.
A shipment of House Dresses has just arrived today,
and will bo on display in a few days.
Representing Pictorial Review Patterns
Pantorium Dye Works.
Cumberland Personals
Birthday Party
for Little Tot.
The home of Mrs. h. Frelone was
the scene ol' a very jolly birthday
party when a number of Erlenila cf
the ytiuiiK daughter ni Mr. and Mrs.
L. Frelone gathered together tn celebrate the eij,ii!h birthday uf Laureen
Frelone. The evening was delightfully spent tn games and contests, winners in (be latter being Margaret
Wostfield, Thelma Frelone. Muriel
Maxwell,  and   Lillian  Saunders.
On tlie conclusion ol the games and
contests, tlie invited quests m;it down
to a beautifully decorated table, load-!
ed with goodies of all descriptions,
the table being centred with a very
finely decorated birthday cake, with
eight candles brightly burning. Need-
less to say the youngsters did full i
Justice to all the good things, the going bome time arriving all too soon.
Those present were: Dorotta Brown,
Nlta Pilling, Janice Henle,, Dorothy;
Bogo, Myrde Vale, Helen Robertson,
Irene Hrown, Linda Cavellero; Norma
Cavalelro, Muriel Maxwell. I. ill i.i u
Saunders. Hazel Gordon, Barbara Mc-j
Neil, Dorothy Simth, Lizzie Conn, Vi-,
ola Martinelli, Thelma Frelone, Rosle
Marocchi, Lillian Tobacco. Margaret
Westfield, Hetty Hrown. Lillian Pick- j
ettl, Norman Kaga, Tommy Conti. Hilly Conn. Billy Irvine, Billy Westfield,
Alex Lindsay.
Comox Lake
There is a lake beside a town I know,
Which lies amid the purple hills far-
Whose varied beauties still remain unsung.
Above the rugged shores the sunrise
Flames on the mountains' everlasting
Majestic timbers cluster there among
Precipitous ravines with fern and
creeper hung,
And at whose feet wild torrents plunge
und tlow.
Tlie upland deer their furtive courses
And eagles hover o'er their wide domain.
Tlie lusty trout the placid waters
Here solitude doth yet unbroken reign.
O heart, which vainly sighs for lands
Here, at your door, are treasures all
your  own.
W. Coventry.
Editorials from the Cumlierland Is-|
lander of recent date have been pub-1
lished In The Journal, Wheatley, On-
tarto, the New Westminster Uritish
Columbian and the Lindsay, Ontario.
Practically all reserved seat tieke'.s
for the badminton exhibition to be'
staged tomorrow niglit at. Koyston
have been sold.
The Cumberland Men's Bridge Clulr
met at thc home of Mr. L. IT. Finch
on Tuesday of this week. Next we^k'
tbe members will meet at the home of
Mr. T. II Mumford,
*   *   »
Miss Chrlssle Sutherland returned
to Alberni on Sunday, after spending
tlie week end witli her parents.
Mr. J. Sutherland made a lm. iness
trip to Vancouver on Sunday and returned  on   Wednesday.
Mr .and Mrs. F. Wilcock and Hen
returned on Saturday, accompanied
by Mrs. McCarthy and her son, of
A pleasant surprise parly was held
last Friday evening at Ihe home of
Barbara Ma.riin. Mnny amusing an.I
entertaining games were indulged in.
Those invited were: Margaret West-
field. Lillian Picketti, Barbara Martin, May Beveridge. Chrlssle Robertson, Edith Cavellero. Dilys Williams.
Margaret Dunsniore, Alison Qeekle,
Muriel Thompson, Dorothy Thompson
Gertie Davis, John B. Bannerman,
Wllbert Auchterlonie, Tom Conrod.
Preston Bruce, David Hunden, Bui
Hunden, Leland Bannerman Darrel
Thompson, Joo Whyley, Fred Martin,
Bill Cloutier.
Mr.  ES. U Saunders  whilo
wood last week end cut his vvri
1 ratii-
er severely,    lie  was just   al
OUI    tl)
finish the load ei* wood and
ill   his
haste  got   tee   close   1st   llie   cl
block Willi lite result llltt!   tho
caught the block, the blade coming
down nn Mr. SaundeiA wrist with
great force. Several Btitches were
necessary nnd at ihe time of writing
the injured man was progressing very
Tlie Cumberland district cribbage
league games have all been played
[Mid contrary to all expectations the
head of ihe league is graced by the
Cily team. The Athletic club team
aif in ihe second position with Union
Bay and the Vets, being tied. A meeting of executives of the clubs in the
league will he held sometime during
tlie coming week, when arrangements
will lie made for the h'K social and
presentation of ihe Maynard trophy
io llie City team.
The league standing is as follows:
City   6   4   3   Oi   8
Athletic  Club     6   3   3   0   6
Union  Hay 6   2   3   15
Vets   6   2   3   16
Enjoy Home Life
with the
Rogers  Batteryless
Tho Rogers' Batteryless Radio will provide numberless hours nl' enjoymenl in your home. Its dependable
operation — its magnifieenl appearance — is further
emphasized by these low prices.
The whist drive and dance held on
Tuesday evening by tlie Ladies' Aux- j
illary of the F.O.E. proved to be aj
great success, twenty-three lables be- j
ing in play. Mrs. J, Anderson won |
ladles' Ilrst prize. Mrs. Wilcock and
Mrs. Dates tied for second, cards were
drawn and Mrs. Hates was the lucky j
winner. Men's first prize was won ]
by Mrs. S. L. Robertson (sub.), men'.*,
second. Mrs. It. Littler (sub.). Ladles",
travelling prize, Mrs. Alex Somerville,
gent's, Mrs. Irvine (sub.). Lucky,
prizes were also given, ihe winners
being  Mrs.  Stant  and  Mrs.  Schmidt.
Dainty refreshments were served
and very much enjoyed by all. The
ladies will hold another whist drive
on March 19.
Miss D. Cannon was a visitor to
Vancouver over the week-end.
Lt.-Col, C. W. Villiers returned tn
Cumlierland   on   Wednesday.
»   *   •
Mr. Thomas Graham, consulting engineer of the Canadian Collieries (D.)
Limited and the Western Fuel Corporation of Canada returned to Cumberland on Wednesday evening after
spending a few days in Nanaimo.
• *   *
Messrs. Cameron. Thomson, Maxwell and Martin went over to Snag
Bay, Puntledge Lake on Sunday last
and enjoyed a great day.
Mrs. Ilcnning and daughter are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. DeCouer. Mr«.
ilcnning came to town to visit her
brother. Jim Poller who is seriously
ill in the Cumlierland CiMieral Hor-
Tlie Welsh Society hold a very successful whist drive on Saturday evening in the Memorial hall, there being
twenty-one tallies in play . Prizes
were won by Mrs. K. Hrown, ladles
lirst; Mrs. Coverl and Mrs. Marshall
tied for ladies' second and Mrs. Covert won the draw. Gent's first Mr.
Schmidt and gent's second Mr. C.
Walker. Travelling prizes, Mrs. K.
Brown and Mrs. J. Scavarda (sub.);
consolation prizes, Mrs. F. Watson
and Mrs. J. Bond (sub.). ReEresh-
ments were served at 10 o'clock and
Mrs. Hudson's orcheslrrt supplied excellent music for the dance.
• *    *
A Valentine tea. held by the ladies'
auxiliary of the W.B.A., Review, No.
1717, took place in the lodge rooms
on Wednesday afternoon, under the
conveners!)!]) of Mrs. McNeil. A considerable sum wns realized to help
carry on the work of the order.
• *    •
A silver tea was held at the manse
on Wednesday afternoon when Mrs.
Hewitt, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. F. Horwood
Mrs. Abraham, Miss A. Haywood and
Mrs. J. C. Brown were joint hostesses.
Pussy willows and green foliage were
attractively arranged in the centre
of the tables, while orange tapers
glowed in silver candle-sticks. Presiding at the urns were Mrs. Mann
and Mrs. Mitchell. Tea was served
by Mrs. J. C. Brown. Mrs. Abraham
and  Mrs. Watson.
Miss Mary Baird left this morning'
for Union Bay to spend the week-end j
While in Union Bay she will attend
the birthday party of her cousin, Doris
Mr. Grant, agent for Fuller Brushes
spent the week-end at his home in
Shirley, the year-old infant daugh-1
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Willam S. Woods i
died on Monday after a brief Illness.
The funeral, which was of a private
nature was held on Wednesday after-
noon with the Rev. J. R. Hewitt offl-
elating, interment taking place ln the j
Cumberland Cemetery. The sympathy
of the entire community goes out to
Mr. and Mrs. Woods in the loss of
their baby.
The Talent Club met at the homo of
Mrs. C. Dando, Jr., on Wednesday
night and elected officers for the ensuing year. Mrs. E. 0. Robathan was
elected president, Mrs. H. E. Murray,
secretary, Mrs. C. Dando, Jr. treasurer and Mrs. Florence McDonald, dor-
cas secretary. During the evening
Mrs. Dando served refreshments.
Those present included Mrs. Robathan
Mrs. Dando .Mrs. Murray and tbe
Misses Cannon, Dando, Mitchell, Emily and Richardson.
The flrst cricket games of tbe season for tho Cumberland team will
probably be against Courtenay at
Cumberland on May 24th, at Nanaimo on May 25th against a Vanvouver
team got together by Mr. Victor G.
Eccles and against Mr. Clegg's team
from Chemainus on May tbe 26th or
June the 2nd.
Specials Coming to llo-llo
A few of the outstanding pictures
that are coming to the llo-llo Theatre
in the near future are: "Battle of the
Sexes", produced by D. W. Griffiths;
"Submarine", starring Jack Holt, playing at the Pantages Theatre Vancouver
at the present time; "Uncle Tom's
Cabin; Victor Hugo's "The Man Wbo
Laughs"; Frank Borzage's great production "Street Angel", starring Janet
Gaynor and Charles Farrell; "The
Patsy"; "Sunrise", starring George
O'Brien; "Man, Woman and Sin";
"Revenge", starring Dolores Del Rio
and "The Mysterious Laly", starring
Greta Garbo.
Cream of Lilies
at 50c. per bottle is the greatest
preparation on the market for
Chapped Hands
Keeps the skin white and soft
the weather man says so. Better get acquainted with
our Bakery Service and take advantage of all the good
weather.   In other words let us bake for you.
Saturday Specials
"The Horn, of High-Class Cakes and Pastries'*
Union Bay
Mr. arid Mrs. A. H. Kay and daueh-
ter Gretta motored to Nanaimo overj ;
the week-end. :
Mtss Hilda Randall, ot Victoria, is j
visiting in town, thc guest of Miss! j
Nettie Marshall. I !
... ;
A very enjoyable social evening was! ;
held ln the Old Scliool Hall on Thurs- j |
day evening last by thc Girls' Sewing i j
Club.   After a dainty supper was serv-1 j
ed, dancing and games were enjoyed! j
until midnight.    Those present were;   j
Misses M. Mclntyre. E. and B. Mag- j |
none, A.  and  C.  McKay,  G.  Kay, L.   j
Bradley. P. Jones, L. Brown. K. Form-! ;
by, Mrs. E. Hicks. Mrs. E. Hirst and
Messrs.  J.   Campbell,   S.   Walker,  T.
Lewis, T. Formby, R. Hudson, R. Ray,
S. Muir. G. Walker. R. Searle and S.
The following ships bunkered here
during the past week: Thc S. S. Counsellor arrived from Vancouver and
sailed for the United Kingdom. S. S.
Suveric from Seattle and sailed for
China. Canadian Observer from Ladysmith and sailed for San Francisco j
via Ocean Falls. Qui lenswood from
Gray's Harbor sailed for United Kingdom. Salmonpool from Vancouver and
sailed for United Kingdom.
Mr. Bert Glover ,of Nanaimo, was a
visitor in town over thc week-end.
is at the
to be held
this Saturday
in the
Ilo-Ilo Dance Hall
Cumberland, commencing at 9:30
Jimmy Walker and His Maple Leaf Orchestra
supplying the music.
Gentlemen, 50c
Ladies, 25c
fj\J] 1   $275
DfOra ami  Dry (Icnm-i's
Special   family   laundry   rati
Ordurn   left   nt.   the   Rlti   CaCi
•phone ia, Cumberland win ro
celvo prompt attention,   a tria
order will convince you,
Telephones: Courtenny, --<■
Cumberland  l'j'i
Fanny Bay
The Messrs. Wade and Donald McLauchlin, Lou and Herb Larson, Henry Carney and Bill Campbell left on
Monday for Kliintu, They are travelling in their two boats, thc speedboat -Red' and yas-boaot "Vag." They
hope to reach their destination this
week-end it Uie weather is favorable.
Mnrreloga!  Different!   What  You've
hoen waiting for
Mr.    Melvin    Doekstader    has
Fanny Bay for Nanatmo on aceouut of
Never before have the opportunities
for Reelng Europe, ln comfort, been
better presented tban in tbe Canadian
National 1929 All Expenses Tour
through Croat Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
From {416.00 up (Montreal-overBeaii
left J and   return   to  Montreal   you  get
Ftilf SALE
nr  terms
an  be  arranged,    Apply
G. A.
I'hone II. A.  Robertsi
Co., Ltd.
47.M Cumberland, for DemonstretloB.
I'm Going Down to |
Mumford's First Thing
Mra  said, "there's no more waiting
until the last moment on Saturday ni(,'ht for me. I'm
going down to Mumford's first thing Saturday morning. They usually have the loveliest fruit and vegetables one could desire."
Mumford's Grocery
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good"
'Phone 71 We Deliver   $<J
day to 59 day .sightseeing tour -
visiting tbe old world—the cradle of
civilization — of seeing world-ronown-
cd cltlos and beauty epotn, historic
Kites and monument*. Sail from .Montreal, July fill), on the Cunard Line
S.S. "Andania". Everything along the
way Ib arranged with no attention to
detail necessary on your part. The
assurance of desirable steamer accommodation and choice hotels on the
other side the elimination of the
wrangling with taxi-drivers, pollers,
disappointments and delays are only
a few of tbe advantages enjoyed by
taking this most attractive tour, which
offers great travel value. A feature
ls touring Scotland and England by
motor coach.
Full details and Information from
E. W. Bickle, agent, Dunsmuir, ave.,
Telephone 35. 6-8
Applications will be received by the
undersigned for the combined positions of orderly and Janitor at the
Cumberland General Hospital. Regu*
lar hospital orderly duties and the
usual janitor duties, take care of
furnace and any other work required.
Salary, $75 per month room and
board. Applications to be In the
hands of the Secretary not later than
February 28th, 19"9.
C. J. PARNHAM, Sec'y
7-8        Cumberland General Hotpltal
Eastern Canada
or the
United States
this Winter
by the
Leaving Vancouver 9:60 p.m. Daily
Carries Through Standard Sleepers
Radio-eqoippcsl Observation Car
E. W. MCKIsE, aftBt, (nm berland, B.C. Telephone IS
Or write
C. T. Iwle, District Passenger Agent, Victoria, B.C.
Courtesy   —   Comfort
The Girls' Bridge Club met on:'
Thursday evening at the home of Mlsa !
J. Graham. A very pleasant evening j :
was spent and delightful refresh- j j
menta were served, those present be- j!
Ing the Misses B. Dando, J. Graham, I;
I .McFadyen, O. McFadyen, C. Mac- !
Klnnon, T. Galllvan, D. Cannon and !
F. Sehl. 11
l-iiei      •
laiianikl* ;
Roans Sleam Heated
w. YiEitRimxn, rr»p.
Canned Fish
Horseshoe Salmon, '/» lb. tin, 2 for 45$
King Oscar Sardines, 20c. per tin, S for  95<? j
Pink Salmon, '/j*s, 5 tins ior 55<> j
Kippered Snacks, 3 tins for  25<> ;
Kippered Herring in Tomato Sauce, large, 3 tins 50£ J
N. B. .Sardines, 3 tins for  25.? |
Canned Finnan Haddie, 2 tins for  55? j
• lll|ll(l(IIMII1lllll(lllll|"ll>t •••((■■•••■••MDIIIIII •
AIRY-FAIRY CAKE FLOUR, 35c per      d»-|   A A       i
packet, 3 for   «DloUU       :
2-|b BOX OF DUTCH COCOA, 35c per box    rjr _        i
5 lb. Box - -         I DC       •
...................,..,.....,..,. ■■■■■■■        ■
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Always on Hand,
Service and Quality Reigns
Phone 38 We Deliver


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