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The Enemy
Cumberland Islander
at the Ilo-Ilo
this week-end
p'-°"tncla. Library   Mlr.
With which Is consolidated the Cumbcrlii ml .\eff9.
King Maintains j Population Of       I Princess Elaine
Improvement      our —ay Is Launched
Latest Bulletin  From  Five of
His Majesty's Physicians
London, Dec, 13 -Five ot tlio King's
physicians arrived at Buckingham
Pnlnce at 7:28 o'clock this evening
ami al 8:16 issued the following bulletin:
"Though thi' King is Buffering from
exhaustion there is a Blight Improvement in his condition. The local condition   remains  satisfactory."
The Lancet, In un authoritative
article, snys that the foundation exists for the renewal of legitimate
hopes  for His  Majesty's  recovery.
The famous medical journal says:
"The .position Ib so far satisfactory,
and tbose who are conversant with Ihe
course of the symptoms anil their significance in these eases, will recognize that we have here the foundation
for the renewal of legitimate hopes."
Each day at noon until further notice proyers for the King will be snid
at Westminster Abbey. Today all
classes nnd creeds went there to offer silent proyer tor the King in his
struggle  againsl   Illness.
It was officially announced this
afternoon thai tho Duke of York had
cancelled an engagement to attend
a farmers' anion dinner on Saturday
at Northampton.
Under arrangement with the Provincial Government the census of the
city has just been completed by Wrig-
ley's Directory which shows the present
population to be 1070. This will mean
| a considerable addition to the grants
from the government In collection with!
Motor Licenses and Pari Mutuel Tax. .
Victoria. Dee. 13—1). li. Plunke t
Conservative candidate in Iho federal
by-election hero last Thursday ,wns
declared elected federal member foe
Victoria by P, R. Leighton, returning
officer after, the official count had
been completed. Tiie official vote
wus: *D. 11. Plunkett, Conservative,
r)02S; Dr. J. D. MacLean, Liberal,
f»547; rejected ballots, 44; majority of
31 for Plunkett.
Dr. MaoLean, the unsuccessful Libera! standard bearer, stated Wednesday night that be was uncertain
whether or not an application would
lie made by the Liberals to a County
j Court judge for a recount. Such an
j application must be made within four
days following the declaration of thc
by-election poll.
Miss Bowron
Made Aclviser
For Teachers
Move Is Prompted By Recent
The social conditions under which
women teachers carry on their work,
especially In rural districts, will bs
Investigated by n woman whose duty
it will be to visit the various Bchool
districts, and make inspections and
consult with the teachers who are
employed. Hon. J. Hinchliffe, .Minister of Education, has appointed Miss
Lottie Bowron to perform these duties. Sbe will be available on application ot any of the Inspectors to proceed to such districts as it is deemed
wise to carry 'int an inspection, and
at thi' same time she will be a free
■ agenl to carry on her Inspections as
she deems  necessary.
The nidation of ihis plan arises
out of the recent concentration of attention upon this work directed by
the unfortunate case it Nixon Creek.
Cowichan Lake. The minister took
prompt action following the tragic
death of Miss Mable Jones, by placing
the school under the charge of inspector Stewart as sole trustee, relieving the existing trustees. lie further
gave inspectors instructions to pay
special attention to tbe classifications
o fchools under headings that would
make it possible to ascertain those
places where girl teachers should not
be employed.
Deputation Heard
An incident occurred Monday which
.showed that tlu' minister was working along a line in accord With the
judgment of social workers among
the women of the province. After Iho
matter of the appointment nf a worn:.!! for ihis work had already heen
contemplated by Mr. Hinchliffe a delegation headed by Miss Create o*. \" ••
toria, and Including othor prominent
workers in women's work, waited upon the minister with the suggestion
thai some action should he taken along lines which '.us- forecast in ill"
courso now adopted.
Mr. Hinchliffe was able to Inform
tho delegation thai his views were
along similar lines to theirs, and later
in the nfternoon the announcement
was forthcoming thai the necessary
order-ln-council covering the appointment Of BUCh nn officer bad been assented to.
Mfvs  Bmvrnu's  Duties   .
Miss Bowron will work in connection with the inspectors of iho various
school districts In the province. It
Is anticipated that her Bervlces will
he of the greatet benefit and assistance In various lines of action.
Christmas Bazaar   j
Nets Good Sum
Women's Auxiliary of Anglican
Church Hold Annual Sale
The annual Christmas sale of sea-j
Bonable novelties and afternoon tea j
held in the Anglican Hall on Wednes-
day nfternoon, under the auspices of
the W.A. was very successful, all
stall-holders reporting a brisk demand
for the novelties on display. A band t
of willing workers have been busyj
tor many months making articles fori
ihe annual sale and the result obtain ■
ed on Wednesday was a source of.
great gratification to the promotors.
Upwards of $1110 was the net result.
Crack C.P.R. Gulf Ferry Will
Resume Nanaimo-Van-
couver Run
The Princess Elaine after being held
on the Crandall marine railway at
the Victoria Machinery Depot Co.,
Ltd. since September the 10th( wus released Into deep water ou Thursday
and It la understood will shortly resume the service between Nanaimo
aud Vancouver, although uo definite
announcement has been made to thu
The Elaine bad been cleaned and
painted at the Y.M.D. and was being
lowered into the water on the marine
railway cradle when something jammed and the motion of tlie ferry was
arrested. Every effort to move the
huge cradle proved futile, The railway was installed about 23 years ago
aud had given no trouble even wltb
much larger vossels tban the Elaine.
The mishap excited curiosity among
marine men of British Columbia as it
was one of the few known instances in
Canada in which a cradle had stuck
when bearing a vessel to the water.
Such an accident hud never been
known iu ihe history of Victoria.
Hollers Plentiful
With rollers every foot of its length
the cradle of the V.M.D. works on
tracks going out 400 feet In to the harbor. The capacity of the marine railway Is 3000 tons, the Princess Elaine
weighing 1S0O tons.
A survey after the mishap revealed
that the cradle had left the tracks at
the aft end. The centre part was on
while the forward seetion was slightly
off.   There was found to he absolutely
At Nanaimo
Extension Of     H- S- Clements
Time Is Sought      Buy»_OnWand
w Mr   II   si   rinm»„s.	
Mr. Len D. Piket
Elected Master
At the election of olllcers for the
ensuing year at Hiram Lodge No. 14,
A. F. & A. RI. held on Monday niglit,
Mr. Len D. Piket was elected Master,
Other elected officers were Mr. J. M.
Mitchell. Senior Warden; Mr. W. H.
Silver. Junior Warden; Mr. Fred Field,
Treasurer; Mr, W. A. W. Hames, Sec-
rotary and Mr, John Rickson, Tyler.
Other officers will be appointed and
Installation wil take pluce on December 27th.
Mrs. Hariing
Laid To Rest
Many Attend Funeral Of Well
Known Church Worker
The funeral of tbe late Mrs. Nancy
Harllng, wife of Mr. Daniel Hariing,
who died on Thursday, December tilh,
took place on Sunday last from the
undertaking parlors of Mr, T. E.
Banks. The funeral cortege proceeded to the Cumberland United Churcb
where a service wns held, conducted
by the pastor, tho Rev. J. R. Hewitt.
A large number of the congregation
of the United Church attended the
service to pay their last respects to
one of their most ardent workers. The
choir was in attendance and rendered
two well known hymns "Rock of
Ages" and Nearer My God to Thee."
Following the service in the Church I
interment took place In the Cumber-'
land Cemetery, with p. large number!
of residents attending, over twenty
cars with mourners, following the
hearse.    The deceased was borne to
I her last resting place by the following
well known residents and friends of;
I the family: Messrs. D. R. MacDonald.'
L.  R. Stevens.  Donald McLean, J. C.
Brown, W. P. Symons aad W. Wood*.
Besides her sorrowing husband, tlie
I deceased leaves to mourn her loss, one
daughter, Mrs. J. Ledlngham of Cum-
I berland.
A native of Burnley. Lancashire,:
England, the deceased came out to [
Canada twenty-live years ago, seventeen of which were spent In North
Bay, Ontario und eight In Cumber-
A large number of beautiful floral
tributes were received, testifying to
tho great  regard in which deceased
[ was hold.
j    Pillow-  The   family.
Wreaths- Mr. and Mrs. J. Idiens,
Hospital Auxiliary, Dr a.nd Mrs. E.
1(. Hick.-, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clinton,;
Thimble Club, Mr. aud .Mrs. A. Lock-1
hart and Dave, Mr. and Mrs. W, S.
Wood,  Mr.   and   Mrs,  Saunders,  Mr,
: and   Mrs.   Emily,   Mr.  and   Mrs.  A.
i Bogo and family, Mr. and Mrs. Perozzini ami family. Mr. and Mrs. Tomasi and family. Mr. ami Mrs. W. P.
Symons, Mr. nnd Mrs. F. R. Shenstone,
j Ladles' Aid United Church, Cumberland No. 26 A.F. & A.M.. Mr. and Mra,
Gibbs and Alice, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.'
Sommerville, Mr. aud Mrs Alex Wain
and family, Mr and Mrs. Frelone,
Mrs. Lang and R. C. Lang. Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. |
W. (1. Marshall. Mr. and Mrs. J. L,
Sprays—Mr. and Mrs. Mann. Mr.
and Mrs. D. Hunden and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Morallo, Josie and Johnnie
Bergenher. Mr. and Mrs. Monks and
Mourn Passing
Of Pioneer
Airs. Sarah ShilUto Interred
On Thursday
The funeral of the late Sarah ShilUto, who died on Tuesday took place
on Thursday afternoon from the undertaking parlors of Mr. T. E. Banks,
interment taking place iu the Cumberland Cemetery, with the Rev. E. O.
Robathan, vicar of Holy Trinity
Anglican Church officiating. The deceased was in her 77th year and had
been a resident of Cumberland for
a long time.
Tlie deceased lady was a native of
Nottingham, England, coming out to
Vancouver Island forty-seven years
ago and settling In Wellington, coming up to Cumberland twenty-eight
years ago. Latterly she has made
her home with her daughter. Mrs.
Bradley at Union Bay, her husband.
Placed Second in First Aid Competition
The Cumberland Ladies' First Aid
team captained by Mrs. W. Hudson
have been the recipients of many congratulations during the week en their
excellent showing In the second indoor meet of the Vancouver Island
and Coast District branch of the B.C.
.Illne Safety Association held in the
St. John Ambulance Hall, Nanaimo
on Saturday last.
All tho contests were vory keenly
contested and proved highly interesting.
In' the senior laldes' ovent, Mrs.
Scott's team of Nanaimo took flrst
prize with Mrs. Hudson's team of
Cumberland gaining tbe second prize
The members of the Cumberland
team included Mrs. Hudson (captain)
Mrs. F. Parkinson, Mrs. J. J. Potter.
Mrs. J. D. Davis, and Mils Barbara
West Held  who ncted  as patient.
Among the notable visitors present
was the Hon. W. A. McKenzie, Minister of Mines, who followed the contests very closely and presented tlie
various winners with their trophies
at a largely attended dance in the
Much of the success of the meet
was due to the untiring efforts of Mr.
T. R. Jackson, president and the energetic secretary-treasurer of the association, Mr. W. H. Moore.
The prizes won by the Cumberland
ladies were handsome silver aad pyres pie platos.
First aid in Cumberland has always
been a popular form of activity during the winter months and classes
are now being formed to commence
shortly after New Year.
E. &. N. Railway Seek Renewal
of Two Charters for Lines
On Island
Formal notice is given of au application to Parliament at Its next session to renew the franchise for railway lines to extend the Esquimau &
Xanainio Railway on Vancouver Island.
For some yours the company has
been chartered lo build a line from
Sproat Lake to Long Beach- on the
West Coast, and to connect the Port
Alberni Line with Comox by way ot
the Ash river.
The ouly portion of this extension
which has been constructed since
the franchise wus grained is tiie extension from Balnbridge (solly Junction) to Great Central Lake, including a spur to Sproat Lake. Tins line
was conditioned entirely for lumber
i traffic, and Is being increasingly used
j by tlie largo mills at Great Central
and the scmaller mills en route including the new mill at Sproat Lake
constructed hy Mr. Collins.
The Ash River route Is considered
by surveyors as the best by which to
enter the heart of Vancouver Island
and longing eyes have been cast upon
it for Toad purposes, for the long-
desired connection from Comox Lake
where the road from Cumlierland
ends at present, to the road at Beaver
Creek, north of Alhernt
Mr. II. S. Clements who represent-
eded this constituency in the federal
| house a few years ago has purchased
the property at Quathiaski Cove, late-
I ly owned and occupied by Dr. Roberts.
: The Doctor, according to reports coming from the north of the Island has
| moved to Vancouver where he will
reside in future. It is also given out
that Mr. Clements will use llie prop
erty us a hunting lodge.
The post master, Mr. J. C. Brown
advises the residents of Cumberland
to get their mail hi as early as possible as present indications point io
tlie biggest Christmas mail on record.
If local people leave tlieir mail until
the eud of the week it will most likely be delayed. Mr. Brown advises
Thursday of next week as the last
day on which to mail letters to Injure
delivery in time for Christmas.
having pre-deceased her a few yeara
ago. She leaves to mourn her loss
five sous, Arthur at Chemainus. Samuel and Charlie at Cumberland, Albert
and Edward at Union Bay and one
daughter. Mrs. Bradley at Union Bay.
A brother, Mr. Sam Williams, resides
at Ladysmith.
Worldof ProvincialPoUtics
family, a friend.
VICTORIA, B.C., Dec 12.-The election of D'Arcy Brltton Plunkett to
represent Victoria in the House of
Commons, vice Hon. Dr. Tolmie, promoted to provincial premiership marks
with finality two conditions: That
British Columbia's Capital City remains true to the traditions of representative government, putting devotion to principles above all personal
feeling or self-in:erest; and th t Dr.
.MacLeau's day in politics is dono.
Many staunch Conservatives ground
their teeth while they voted for Mr.
Plunkett through Party Loyalty, denying any personnl admiration for
the candidate; others refrained from
voting, again on the personal equation
—which is the short and simple explanation of Dr. MacLeau's escape
from an nil bin tion and his reduction
of the previous Conservative majority.
Had Mr. Bowser been lu the lists
against him, or any one of half a dozen
others, the persistent Doctor would
have suffered ignomlnous defeat.
Dr. MacLean is through. He was
through when he acclaimed himself
his party's annolnted without risking
a Convention verdict. He was doubly
through on Jjly is. His rejection
was further signified when Dr. Glllls
turned a deaf ear to suggestions that
he vacate his nice new Vale seat to
his short-term leader. It has Ju«t
been re-emphasized In Victoria. There
will be no realization of the latest
rumour: That Mr. A. M. Manson proposes to resign Omlncca in his or.U-
while leader's favor, so tbat Dr. Mac-
Lean still might captain tho Party
In opposition nnd the ambitious Pattulo and .MacKenzie be brought to
It Is exceedingly safe hotting Mr.
Manson will not thus add to his score
of errors. If ho did resign in favor
of the chieftain of the Clan MacLean
(presumably to concentrate on building up his own Vancouver law practice) he would simply be casting two
decisive ballots—one for his pal Pat
tulo as House leader aud another for
Conservative representation of Omln-
Peculiar slgui lien nee attaching to
Premier Tolmle's declaration of the
necessity for a modern smelter on
British Columbia's seaboard becomes
apparent in the light of the announcement by President J. J. Warren of
Consolidated Smellers that that
powerful organization is of tbe same
opinion—also because of the activity
of lnte years of H. B, Thomson and
his Tidewater Smelters Ltd. and associated Interests, subsidiaries of British Metals. The latter organization
has a smeller property at Ladysmith,
inoperative, it is proposed to enlarge
and modernize this plant nud start its
wheels turning as soon as a BUfflcleitl
number of shipping mines and prospective producers could be lined up
to guarantee continuous ore supply,
to which end the affiliated Tidewater
interests hnvo made substantial Investments In buying and assisting development of numerous properties,
Mr. Warren's company already has
roughly $6,000,000 Invested in Vancouver Island mines, notably Coa^t
Copper and Sunloch, both of which ar"
being thoroughly explored, with excellent prospects, ll is hinted broadly
that Consolidated also Is quietly arranging for railway connect inn between the Old Sport group, of which
Coast Coppor Is the principal mine,
and Quatslno Sound; while Hie Inland
terminal of this short line would be
more than 30 miles distant from the
hend of completed surveys for extensions of ibe I-:. & S. division of the
C. P.R, north from Campbell River.
With this gap bridged by trackage
and a through line thus provided from
Victoria to Qutslno Sound, the Canadian Pacific (of whlcb Consolidated
is a strong subsidiary) would gain a
new Pacific terminus at Quatslno, two
days nearer the Orient than Vancouv-
(Continuod on Puge Four)
Tournaments At
Club Progressing
Very Favorably
Sam    Hatfield    Wins    Billiard
Tlie billiard tournament at tbe Athletic club was completed on Wednes
day when O. Frelone receiving 20 start
put up a splendid game against S.
Hatfield (20 start) to be beaten by
only Id, tbe scores being Hatfield 200,
Frelone 190. Frelone is just a young
boy and if be continues to show the
promise of the last few weeks, will
some day be a top-notcher.
The other tournaments at the club
are making headway, a record number
nf entries having been received for
thc cribbage contest, the draws having been mado for tho first and second
rounds in the contest, it is expected
to play the final before Christmas.
The draws for the first and second
round of the quolting competition has
also heen made and play will progress
rapidly from now on as Iho management is determined to finish all games
before the holiday. Tlie checkers
tournament is also progressing very
The executive of the club have mndo
some alterations up at the Band Hail,
making it possible for the badminton
players to install two courts. The
old gallery has boon taken out. new
doors put on and a portion of the
floor re-laid so tlmt at tbe present
time, the Band hall is the best place
In town to play badminton la. Many
new members are joining and ii \<
expected that a good showing will
bo made by the local players in the
district tournament which takes place
In   February.
Stupendous Picture for the Hiu
Fm-   Ihe   holiday   season.   December
24th and Christmas Dav. the management nf tbe llo-llo Iihv,. been very
fortunate in being able to secure the
-t;ii> nf 'Flesh and the Devil' together
ogain in a ma iterplece nr the screen
"Love", a  production  baaed   on  the
Tnl in|   novel,   "Anna   Karetiinn."     A
story of love but what a Btory. Dove
triumphant over suffering and disaster
love -miling pitiably through heort-
Al [la; November meeting nf the
Cumberland Board of Trade a resolution was indorsed asking that the
name   Ol   ihe   Post Office   be   changed
from "Royston station. B.C." to that
of "Koyston. B.C." .Mr. Neill who was
iu attendance at the meeting, offered
bis assistance with the result that on
Wednesday of this week, the local
postmaster received the followlllrf
communication from the office of the
District Superintendent nf Postal
Vnncouver,   B.C.
December 10th, 192S.
The  Postmaster,
Cumberland, B.C.
1 beg ty Inform you that effective
on January 1st 1029, the name of the
Koyston Station B.C. Post Office will
be changed to Royston, B.C.
,1.  F.  MURRAY,
District  Superintendent.
A.O.F. to Hold
Two Holiday Dances
The Ancient Order of Foresters will
hold two holiday carnival dances lu
tbe Ilo-Ilo Hall, ono ou Christmas
Eve and the second one on New Year':;
Eve. The fun will be commenced each
night at 0:30 aud will continue until
the patrons are tired. Special carni-
j val novelties will be Introduced and
ilie promise is made by tlie promotors
that these two dances will surpass
anything ever attempted in Cumberland. Admission will be Gentlemen,
?i.00, Ladies, 50c. Best of music will
be supplied for both dances.
Dance Success
And Electric
Light Problem
A Few Comparisons
Next month the ratepayers of Cumberland will be called upon to decide
whether the city should outer into
negotiations fnr the purchase of tbe
Cumberland Electric Lighting business, or not. The matter has been,
hefore the council many times and
a great deal of discussion hits taken
place, but up to the present time,
nothing has been done, except for tho
light committee to get a sum named
hy the Electric Light Co. for tho purchase of their property.
In March last the council received
a communication from the Electric
Lighting Co.,  submitting a price nt
$125, 1.00   for   plant  and   complete
equipment, payable ln cash, tho offer
binding for a period of six months
only, compensation to be allowed for
unexpired portion of franchise, uncol-
lectahle accounts at the time of purchase, subject to an arrangement by
the company at that time. Stock on
hand would be subject to purchase at
cost price.
In another communication the Cumberland and Union Water Works submitted a price of 1100,000, apyable
In cash, offer binding fur six months
only, for the purchase of the Water
Company. We have been asked to
publish a liHt nf municipalities owning
their own electric light plants and
profits made.
The following list showing municipal
owned electric plants has two exceptions; Courtenay buys its power from
the Canadian Collieries and New
Westminster from the B.C. Electric,
hut both show a good profit for them-
ielves, especially  New  Westminster:
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• from
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1,1 i
m I'
Unas il
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15 in  111
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lie   I'l
cowouation or thi: cm ok
A plebiscite? will be taken at.
the Municipal election to be hold
on Thursday, .January 17th,
192!) to determine the advisability el' purchasing the Cumberland Electric Li^htinjr Co.,
Ltd., and the Cumberland and
Union Waterworks Co., Ltd.
W. tf. COPE, C.M.C.
A very large crowd turned out to the
complimentary dance and social evening given by Dr. Geo. K. MacNaughton,
M.L.A., in the Native Sons' Hall on
I Friday night to his supporters and
workers In the recent provincial dec-'
, tion. They came from all over the
constituency. Mrs. MacNaughton very
j graciously welcomed the guests as they
I entered the building, while the genial
I doctor and his committee did their
part towards making the guests fur-
til r welcome once inside. During the
whole evening the dance floor was filled
wilh dancers while In the assembly
room card tables were provided for
these who did not care to trip the
light fantastic,
Midway during the dance, proceed-
Ings were stayed while Mr, J. N. McLeod. president of the Central Association, mounted the platform and ex-
te.idcd welcome to the visitors, with
thc wish that they thoroughly enjoy
themselves. Mr. William Duncan also
spoke a few words, stating that it must
be a Bource nt : real pleasure to Dr.
MacNauf;Iiion to see so many of the
young people present,
i Mr. Peicy lar.hton, of Parksville,
[who was a specially invited guest, was
■ii"ii called upon, Mr. Rushton, who
was the Conservative candidate in the
Alberni constituency, said that unfortunately In his case he was the defeated cnndldate, but they all could
not win, He had had a vory difficult
task, partleul rly on the West Coast.
He wa practically a stranger lo thom
and it had been his llr.sL \lsit to the
n ■■. a also his ilrst ap-
,. :.. i c on the pi .un al platform and
lie did nol know the ropes. He was
up a| ■ Inst a vi ry astute politician
1 in the person Oi Mr. Null, bul they
, had ,i ■. fin ■ fight and a very fair
. hi . nd il ne had the same uppor-
,ii. ■ ■ . In h i fi 11 thai he could bring
Alberni back Into the Conservative fold.
Dr. MacNaughton was then called I
upon and received a great o^ition.i
The doctor sud that the Central Ex-!
ccutlve had shown great judgment Inl
i loosil i. al night for the celebration,
: as it tinned out to be the evening following Uie victory In the Federal by-
election at Victoria, He extended his
sincere thanks to the executive of the
assocla lon and the valiant workers
who v-\f their time to securing the
election of a Conservative candidate
In this constituency. He thanked nil
who had helped on election day, not
forgetting the press for their fairness.;
While the Conservative party was In
power he felt that he cnuld reasonably
expect that that power would be used
along the lines as set out by the Golden
The Grand March was then formed.
Fernie  ...
Grand Porks .
Kamloops  ...
Profit    after
D ed u c t Ion   of
Construct. Cost.
 J 7,428.00
Knslo ....
Ladysmith   .
Nelson  ..
New Westminster
I'm!   Alliurnl  ....
Prince tleorge
Prince  Rupert
Examples of Kleclrlcal Current Kates
for Domestic Purposes.
Example No. l.—
Residence using 40 K. W. H. per
month for light
200 K, \V. H. for an electric range.
200 K. W. II. for an electric heater.
Ferule {winter rate)  $17.60
KatnloopH     12.37
Kelowna     15.95
Nanaimo     19.62
Nelson  (winter rates)     10.38
New   Westminster     10.74
Prince Rupert   11.80
Example No. 2.—
Residence  using  30  IC  W.  ii.  p«r
month for light.
150 K. W. IL for an electric range.
ISO K. W. II. fnr au electric heater.
Fernie (winter rate)  $1-1.72
Kamloops     10.44
Kelowna     12.75
Nanaimo     16.29
Nelson (winter rate)     9.03
New Westminster     9.18
Prince Rupert   10.30
Example No. 3.—
Residence using 60 K. W. H. per
month for light.
Fernie   $3.92
Kamloops        3.83
Kelowna      G.55
Nanaimo   6.55
Nelson     3,63
Now Westminster   3.36
Prime  Rupert     2.80
Example No,  i
Residence using 60 K.  W. H. per
month for light.
Fernie    $3.56
Kaiulnops       3.24
Kelowna       4.75
Nanaimo        G.55
Nelson       3.40
New Westminster     2.80
Prince Rupert     2.60
Example No. 5.—
Residence  using  25  K.  W. H.  por
month for light—
New  Westminster 	
Prince Rupert  ...
.   1.65
headed by Mrs. MacNaughton and Mr.
J. N. McLeod. followed by Mrs. McLeod
and Dr, MacNatinhtoii and directed by
Mr. Wm, Hayman. after which the
crowd was served with luncheon in
the dining room. Dancing was continued until a late hour. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
DECEMBER! one of the bleakest months, ono of the
most depressing, the culmination of the old and worn
yet in it is one golden, glorious day. It is a day of
hope and cheer in which the young revel and the old find
a-aain the buoyancy of youth, a beam of light sending Its
rays through all the year, an oasis iu a drab desert -
Christmas day.
If we wero to express in fewest word., the spirit of
Christmas, the most comprehensive, as well aa the most
compressed would be "peace and goodwill,' the lattor
the cause, the former the result; for there i* no peace
nor concord, international, .social or otherwise without
that attitude of mind which feels and evinces tin- spirit nf
benevolence. Since the great war, bo ghastly and so cosily
in resources and Iniinllely more valuable a.-set—men
tbe heavily-burdened nations are making an efforl toward,
outlawing this futile means of settling International dis
putes and iinding some less coBtly and more efficion
arbitrament, some way whereby they may be tn a from the
nightmare ot armed forces which carries in h posslblltles
of a destruction more horrible than even tlie last war, with
all its savagery, brought into use. It is a necessary and
rational ideal which must one day he attained, if for no
otber reason than tbat of self-interest.
How is it to be attained?
In seeking a remedy the first and most obvious thing
is to dlagnoso the disease, to get at the cause before wo
find the cure.
What then are the causes of strife?
One of the price causes conflicting material Interests.
"Wars between nations, it may confidently he affirmed,
are seldom or ever, generated by competition for the
high value of life. One country does not go to war wilh
another because that other has outstripped ii in the race
for scientific knowledge, or 1ms produced n ure or bettor
art, deeper or better morals. No nation in the world would
dream of challenging another to mortal combat on theae
grounds, such things do not create rivalry; if tbey did,
it would be a henelicieiit rivalry .which, in itself, would
end the possibility of wur. Wars have their origin in the
spirit of acquisitiveness forihe things which belong to
man as au animal, not to man as an intellectual, moral
or aetbetic being. Dogs light for a hone; nations too
light for a bono, only in the nature of territory, trade, or
commerce; but ever It is for something material. Coupled
with this, or arising out of it, is the spirit of suspicion
la spirit deplored by Premier Baldwin in a speech delivered recently), aud this, too. is indicative of a primitive
condition of life, our place in civilization can he determined with a fair degree of accuracy hy our atttiude
towards others. The lower oue goes hi tho scale of civilization tho more evident is the quality of .suspicion.
Savage tribes are always on the alert against attacks by
other savage tribes. .Modern nations are watchful, too,
I,in   in    subtler way.
But perhaps the greatest menace ol' all in peace and
goodwill ia envy "lean-faced In her loathsome cave", the
greatest and worst ingredient In this bell-broth cauldron.
If this were removed wars would cease to the ends of thi
So far we have heen considering International relation
..hips andthe causes which disturb these tbe same is true
of our social llfo, Is not suspicion which "shapes faults
that are not" one of the most baneful of influences? In
this competitive arena, where tho sharpest wits think
tbej win. we hedge ourselves around lest we he taken
advantage of- -and wa lose the finer graces and satisfaction
uf  life.
Added to this is envj nf the success nf another. Let
suspicion, envy ami jealousy jo extruded from ihe world
and nine-tenths ol'the evils thai afflcl society wouhl die
uf inanition.
These arc the causes of wars anil social strife and
therefore, the antithesis of the Christinas spirit. Wbut
Is that spirit?
Wc gather around the hearth on Christmas day. Tho
strain of rivalry has ceased. Something quickens our
sensibilities and our sympathy. We are magnanimous and
normal. Ii is the happiest day of thc year, because wc are
animated by a spirit of goodwill towards all.
Reformers are ever hard at work endeavoring to bring
about a happier state of society. Suppose they concentrate
nu the cultivation and dissemination of ihe Christmas
spirit—three hundred and sixty-five Christmas days would
transform the world. To increase the stock of goodwill
is fundamental to any social betterment, and he who doos
j ihis in the fullest degree Is the greatest benefactor of
j society. —Canadian National  Railways  Magazine.
Launch Wrecked
at Cape Lazo
Crashing on the rocks of Cape La™
early Friday morning, the Vimy No. ?.,
Vancouver-owned launch, property of
F. Webb, was completely wrecked.
On  Thursday   afternoon  thc   boat,
Salmon Fishing Will
which  had  been  under charter,  was the takin„ of sa,mon mm ^ cW'f
1st to May 15th in that portion of the
coast   of   Vancouver   Island   between
Reopen Soon Vlincmvcv IsIand and CaPe Mudnc
I This is for the purpose of preventing
.   ...     *. ,    r        7, -the wholesale destruction of Immature
A  dispatch   from  Vancouver  states     ,       , ■ , ,
,,   . _  ' .„ .    _. , . , „   , coho which range from three-quarters
that fishing will reopen in District No.,,    , ,     ,   ,, .      .  *!      .,
_.      .      ,.   *    .     _   .      ,,   i lo two and a half poundsr during the
1 on Thursday  (to-day).   During the    , t,     . .,
'     .a!   *        „ J* ,    .    °        above-mentioned    months,    explained
month ot December the fisheries lcui-  ,i     ■ ,      ,   t     , > ,   , ,.     ,    .,,
.     „ ... .   _ .     ,. ,T*   the inspector, but which later in the
latlons for British Columbia prohibit
fall acquire their full growth, averag-
turned over to her owner at Campbell
River and Mr. Webb set out alone lorlj^   p, M ,
Vancouver.     That   evening    u
caught   in   a   heavy   southeast   gale,
which he managed to weather for several hours. Just before midnight, how-
ing about eight pounds,
inspector ands that the Fall varieties j    Refcrrlng tQ ^        Qf Vjctoria and
■,e   was." .'     -    'V,0   ,        Sim*nmS Duncan. Major Motherwell said that
grounds   after   which   he   may   opsn j rcsidcnls
fishing again, Major Motherwell, Do
minion   Inspector    of   Fisheries,
there were endeavoring to
have this restriction taken off as far
as it affected Cowichan Bay, Sansum
ever, heavy seas crashed in thc glass '  jNarrows and Saanich Arm. in view cf
of the upper works windows. The boat Arrangements are being made to lm- the popularity of fishing for sport
Bhipped sufficient water to stop thc mediately open up District No. 3 lo durinB the early mouths of the year
engine. All efforts to start failed, and salmon fishing, which district includes r0r Just this class of flsh. This mattor hours thc launch drifted before tho Vancouver Island. ter ftt the present time was receiving
The regulations also provide a close! the attention of the department, he
season for coho salmon from January I added.
Early Friday morning the wind abated and Webb was hopeful of reaohln3
shelter  when  another gale  suddenly
blew out of thc northeast.   The waves   ,
drove the  launch  on the  rocks  and 1
Webb wns compelled to leave his craft j a
and struggte through the breakers tOj*
thc shore, which ho reached in an exhausted condition,
at  the Government
at Cape Lazo und on t ,..., ~ —.,,   .
a steamer for Vancouver after giving ^
Up all hope of salvaging his launch.
Insurance of $400, sufficient to cover
some indebtedness for repairs, was
carried on thc launch which was valued at $2,000.
He was cared for A
it Wireless Station; ™
u Saturday boarded I   j
Fined For Wounding Dogs
Canadian ^ife?
Service      /
Christmas Sailings
To Belfast, Mvcn I, Glasgow.
Letltia, Dec. 13.
To Belfast, Liverpool, Glasgow.
Letltia Ucc. 11.
To Plymouth, Havre, London.
Aurania December 24
' * *~
Also  weekly  sailings   from   New
Y rk iind Boston to European Ports
Honey Orders, Drafts and Travellers'
s, at lowest rates. Full Information   from   Company's   Offices.   1*2:2
Hustings   St.   W„   Vancouver,   B.   (J.
A Narrow Escape
While coming home from his work
on Tuesday evening during the violent
.storm which was raging, Mr. Leslie
Marshall, of Sandwick, had a very
narrow escape. He was coming down
the hill near Mr. Horace Smith's on
the Merville road when he noticed a
falling tree coming his way. He applied his brakes and the tree crashed
across the road Just ahead of him.
So close was he that he had not
brought his car to a stop before it in
turn clashed Into the fallen tree dam
ayin:; both his headlights nnd crumpling his front fenders. Beyond this
there was little damage to the car.
"Doesn't it upset you whon you run
over u pedestrian?"
"No, l'vo never hit one as big as all
Eastern Canada
or the
United States
this Winter
by the
Leaving Vancouver 9:50 p.m. Daily
Carries Through standard sleepers
Radio-equipped Observation Car
E. W. BICKLE, agent, Cum lierlaiMl,  B.C.. Telephone 86
Or write
C. F. Earlc, District Passenger Agent, Victoria, B.O.
Service    —    Courtesy
Thi: handsome
C-Ct.p Size.
V.iii bo given away absolutely free to each
purchaser of
Lillian Gish appears in tbe most
modern role ol" her entire career in
"The Enemy," a Metro-Gold wyn-May-
er production which comes to tlio Hollo this week end.
It le a lavish fllmlzatlon of the
famous Channlng Pollock stage success, a mighty war drama dealing with
the spiritual havoc wrought by the
world conflict, rather than the physical damage. It presents Uie famous
star in the role of the tragic "Pauli"
a young Austrian bride who is torn
from the arms of her husband on her
wedding night and thrust into the
boiling caudroti of devastating hatreds
and brutality. Her husband was a
pacifist; her dearest friend, an enemy
alien. Rhe saw her babe die of malnutrition; her father-in-law fatten on
the ill-gotten gains of a war baron.
Miss Gish is ably supported in this
strugic of a war-torn people by Ralph
Forbes of "Beau Geste" fame, and
others of note, Including George Faw-
cette. Frank Currier. Polly Moran,
Karl Dane. Prltzl Ridgway, John
Peters and Billy Kent Schaeffer, Fred
Niblo directed.
srormt; comes of age
No better organization for lioys was
ever thought of than tho Boy Scouts,
which was started In England just
twenty-one years ago by General Robert 8. S. Baden-Powell, the hero of
Mafektng. Tbe purpose of tlie Movement lias been character building and
citizenship training through activities
based upon the legends of knighthood,
chivalry and the lore of the platsman
and the Indian. The Imagination ot
hoys was tired .ami three years after
tho Movement got under way in England, the message ol scouting spread
to tlio Xonh American continent,
General Baden-Powell, in tho early
days, Impres ed upun the world that
"Scouting iflfl game". And it is that,
a leisure time oducatlonul game, in
which the hoy learns hy doing, Scouting puts Into a boy's own keeping a
Scout Oath ami a set of twelve Scout
Lawe upon wblch he may lay the basis
for his ideals and whicli he may make
an Integral part of bis dally life.
He can make a Ure withoul matches
tell time by tbo Min and hnd bis wnv
iu the woods without a compass. Ho
can cook a meal over an open lire,
handle boats and canoes efficiently,
and learns about life saving. That is
why scouting lias been such a huge
success. It teaches a boy things that
a boy lilies to learn aboul. It uses tllj
gang spirit and the competitive in »
boys' make-up, in promoting learning
by doing. It makos available to a
scout a field of endeavor in nearly
every profession and vocation and
urges a boy to scout around among
the Merit Badge BUbjectS uir il he
finds out the vocation for whlcb he
is best tltted,
Most all scouting appeals to a boy's
, love ot chivalry and the out of doors
Scouting is a great, game, the groat'
est game in the world for a boy.   It!
is the grc.it adventure for which every Canadian hoy Is looking.
For shooting at and wounding dogs
which were annoying him during the
night, Mr. B, Larson, of Camp 2, ap- y
peared in tlie Provincial Police Court j I
on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to; J
a charge of cruelty to animals, being y
fined $10.00 and costs. It apepared *i
that Mr. Larson became exasperated i
at the row the dogs were making Y
around his place and peppered them ;;
with small bird shot without reallz- A
ing that he was committing an act of ;
cruelty. i .
Basketball Club Formed
The Courtenay Basketball Club han
been   reorganized.     This   has    beon
been   reorganized.     ims   nas    uesjss    .
made possible through the co-opera- f
lion of the Native Sons of Canada who
have granted tho club tlie use of the   s
nne   new   hail   for   play.    There   \s,V
some splendid material here and good
games should result.    The  new  club 4
got away with a start last night when  '
a very enjoyable inaugural dance was
held. : A
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Newest Styles in Ladies' Coats,
Dresses, Party Dresses, ami Evening Wear, Sweater and Sweater Coats.
Silk Lingerie.
Silk Vests and Bloomers, Teddys, Step-ins, Nightgowns, Silk
Pyjamas, Dance Sets and Combinations.
Pure Silk Hosiery.
Ladies'   Pure   Silk   Hosiery   In
Square   and   Pointed   Heels   In
all tin  newest Parisian Shades
nl $1.00, 11.50 and $1.06.
Xmas Handkerchiefs.
Souvenir Handkerchiefs, White
and Colored Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Novelty and Fancy
Bused Handkerchiefs from 36c
to 51.26.
an  up plica tion   will  he  made   at  tho   »
next Session ot the Legislature of the   f
Province of Uritish Columbia ior an
Act to incorporate a company under
the   name   ot   Provincial   Telephone   ■
L'ompnay with au authorized capital ot; *
live million dollars with its head office in the City uf Vancouver and with
the following powers:-
To operate telephone, wireless tete-
ephoue, radio-telephone and simiiiu
services, including Bervices l'or the
transmission ot sound pictures,
writing or signals; to hold and dispose of lands, tenements and hereditaments Of any description; Lo provide
and maintain all such buildings
works, plant, apparatus, materials
offices and exchanges as may be necessary ior its business; for thu purpose of its business lo provide and
operate steamships and other vessels;
to acquire and use any privilege
granted by any Federal, Provincial or
municipal authority; to acquire nud
use patent rights; to advance money
to any corpora Li on, company or person for providing building or operating any telephone system; to do anything as contractor for others which
ii might do for its own purposes; to
invest and deal with its surplus funds,
to enter upon and break up highways,
streets, and public bridges and to construct telephone lines along, across
or under the same, or in, under or
over watercourses, rivers and lakes,
subject lo the approval of the city or
municipal council where tiie proposed
works are to be situated within p.
city or municipality, und in other cases
subjecl to the approval of the -Minister of Lauds; lo construct works on
its own property; subject to obtaining consent under Iho Navigable
Waters Protection Act of the Dominion of Canada, to construct, lay
aud operate submarine telephone ca-
ble or cables in any lake, river or
wuter lo which that Act applies, also
between any islands lu Uritish Columbia and between such islands and
the mainland; to cut a passage for its
lines where such lines pass through
woods subject to compensating the
owners thereof tor damage, and to
trim trees ou or extending over highways iu order io prevent interference
with good telephone service; to purchase the whole or any part ol tlie undertaking of uny other company having ohjocts in whole or In pari similar
to those ol tlie company, or to amalgamate witli such oilier company, and
lo transfer to the company or to the
amalgamated company, ns the case
may lie. all or any of such franchises
or statutory powers as may be possessed by such other company; to
enter Into und carry out any agreement with any company whoso undertaking is purchased as aforsald in tho
nature of assuming the payment of or
guaranteeing the payment of principal and intorest, or either, on bonds,
debenture slock or debentures, or assuming or guaranteeing the carrying
out of Its obligations or uny part
thereof; to enter into agreements for
connecting its system or lines with
those of other telephone operators; to
expropriate lands under tho powers ot
the Iannis Clauses Act; to make regulations for its internal management;
to fix from time to time a tariff ol
charges for Its services, and to collect, huo for and recover tho snme;
lo borrow money, to Issue preference
sharps,, debentures or debenture
stock, either redeemable or irrideeni-
nble; to issue shares with or without
nominal or par value; to change its
name pursuant to the Companies Act,
and other Incidental powers.
DATED the 1st dav of November. 1928,
•15-50 McPHILLlPS
626 Seymour street,
Solicitors for tho applicants.
Silk Rayon Bed Covers, Silk
Curtains, Cushion Covers and
A Complete Range of Infants
Wear in Silk and Wool Garments
Gift Suggestions in Ladies' Hand Hags, Beaded Bags. Necklaces
Fancy Ties, Silk Scarves, Cloves, Fancy Garters, Powder Puffs.
Comb and Brush Sets. Manicure Sets, Perfume and Face Powder
Compacts, Cut Glass and Silverware.
Made-to-measure and Ready-to-
wear Suits a n d Overcoats,
Sweaters and Sweater Coats.
Plain and Novelty Broadcloth
and Silk Striped Shirts.
Men's Kimonas with Slippers to
Match, Plain and Fancy House
Men's Fine All Wool. Silk and
Wool, and Silk Combination Underwear.
Newest Si >los in Hats and Caps.
Latest Xmas Novelties in Men's
Silk Neckwear in Fancy Boxes.
Men's Gifts In Mufflers. Gloves,
Club Bags, Shaving Sets, Cigar
nnd Cigarette Cases. Military
Brushes, Ivory Brushes, Knitted
Vests. Initial Belts.
A New Shipment of Men's Shoes
and Oxfords in Blnck and Tans.
The Minto Electric Light Company
has supplied and installed a Fairbanks
Morse automatic water system in Mr.
.Button's residence and rural faciUtiss
nre now almost equal to urban conveniences.
Mr. Ed. Williamson, who was a visitor to Vancouver Winter Fair, returned
home the flrst of the week.
Miss Hutton, who terminated her
engagement in Victoria, came home to
.spend a well earned holiday and intends staying around until New Years
before accepting another position.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan motored to
Naanimo on Saturday last and report
a pleasant trip.
The scliool children are rehearsing
for their Christmas Social, to be held
next Thursday when a good attendance of parents is assured.
Moreo hanges ln the running of No.
o Mine imve seen some of our men
folk changed around and some laid
! oiT for a short time.
Threo youths from the Minto district, ranging from fifteen to twenty
years ol age, appeared before Magistrate W. A. W. Hames in the Provincial Police Court yesterday charged
with stealing thirty-six chickens, the
properly of Mr. J. W. Stalker and,
pleading guilty, were fined, in the instance of the two older boys, $25.00
and costs each and the younger boy
So.OU and cosis and ordered to recompense Mr. Stalker for the birds, the
value being placed by the court at
$1.75 each.
It apepars that Mr. Stalker suspected that some person had been visiting
his chicken houses and upon checking
up his fiock on Saturday found that ho
was 48 short of wliat lie should have.
He immediately notified the provincial
police who upon investigation found
that certain boys had bcen selling similar birds to some of the residents of
Chinatown, Cumberland, at 75 cents
each. Securing a description of the
boys, the crime was soon fastened on
the youths in question with the result
that they were placed under arrest.
Tney admitted lo the taking of thirty-
ix oi the birds but claimed no know-
led v of tlie remainder nnd they hnd
spent the money around the candy
stores. Tiie birds taken were all laying pullets of a very fine strain, one ■
of which was the champion bird at
the Comox Fair this year.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
;.-*-     PROMPT ATTENTION     "m
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
Values in GIFTS
Hundreds of Christmas Gifts await your choice—a
t'ift suitable for every member of the family—a gift
to suit vory purse.
in Great Variety
Come and Look Our Stock Over.
Jeweller and Silversmith, Cumberland.
Motor Accidents
on Increase
Dcatlis in motor accidents increased
abotu^.iv.6* per cent rrom August to
September, the period for which latest
figures are available. This brought
the September record up to about seventy-five deaths every day, which
makes it the worst month in 1D28 thus
far. Though thc record for the cor-
rcspondlng period last year was somewhat worse, we cannot be satisfied
■.vith the terrific toll still harvested by
the automobile. ■
This is tlie season of sleet and snow
and slush in some parts of the country, together with slippery pavements
.md skidding automobiles. Better give
a thought to these factors when you
drive your car. Drive slowly so that
,>ou need not apply brakes hurriedly.
.V hurried brake may cause a dangerous skid. Incidentally, if you do skid,
turn the wheels toward the direction
of the skid and not nwny from it.
No Argument
Is Needed!
•1 tell you FRELONE'S Christmas slock is the best I have
ever seen. IT'S A FACT
FOLKS.   Vou should see our
Bon-Bons from 40c to $1.50.
Boxes of Chocolates, Cigars,
Cigarettes, Pipes and Pouches
all in fancy Christmas Wrappings.
ROBINSON'S PLUM PUDDING and dark Fruit, Cherry,
Luxury, Maderia, Sultanna,
Genoa and Victory Loaf Cakes
Christmas Stockings and other little novelties. Japanese
oranges, Mixed Nuts and
Christmas Candies.
Phone Your Wants—We Deliver
Entirely at Your Service
Dunsmuir ave. Phone 122
j. FRIDAY, DECEMBEH 14, 1928
Coming to the Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Monday & Tuesday
December 24,25
Friday and Saturday, December Uth and 15th
As a stage play, it ran a year   to crowded houses.
War and love—a thrilling
narrative—with Lillian Gish
at her peak—directed by the
man who made "Ben-Hur."
: As a picture, it has bcen hail-
•| ed as a masterpiece of im-
.: mense dramatic and emotion-
: al power.
Monday and Tuesday, December 17th and 18th
Adventure!   -   Fair Women!   -   Old Wine!
He loved them all!
John Barrymore
As the devil-may-care song singer, the irresistable,
witty, frolicsome idol of the underworld—
Sweetheart of all its women—
Leader of all its beggar gangs.
You have never seen John Barrymore until you
have seen him in
The Beloved Piogue
As the care-free lover—fearless, daring, ardent,
wooer, risking .ill for stolen kisses.
Sweethe:' i Ij one woman—
Friend of all the weak—pitting wits againsl swords
for love.
The supreme thrill awaits you when you love and
light witli the Beloved Rogue.
Wednesday and Thursday, December 19th. 20th
A Glamorous Romance of tlie China Coast
starring Myrna Loy
Sinister yellow men!   Seductive slave jrirls!   Dens of
desire!    Mysteries of (he China Coast!    A human
derelict finds regeneration in love!   And then has to
light for his very existence aj^nnist tlie formidable
ruler of the Crimson City!    See exotic Myrna Loy
as the alluring temptress of the House of a Thousand
Daggers!   Most sensational of all screen melodramas!
; With ten years experience us a uiu-
I j tion picture director behind bim, in
; ' whicli time lie made stories of every i
! I possible type, Alan Dwan is a vet.-.
; craa of the iiluis although be i still
• in liis early thirties.
1 i Hia lale.it picture is "The Big
; | Noise," a First National picture which
| ] comes to the llo-llo, Friday aud tiai-:
urday, December 14th and ijth.
Dwnn was bum in Toronto, Canada,;
where lie received his early education ;
uud attended Notre Dame University'
where he played auarterback nu tho j
football team under the guidance of
the famous Knute Rockne,
A short period us newspaper re-
porter uml Dwan entered the then
Infant film industry us a scenario j
writer for tlie uhl-K.ssuiiay company.
He wus a slory editor und director for
tlie old American Film Company for
three years, and since then baa direct-1
ed t'nr virtually all the larger Btudios.
His outstanding productions Include
"Rubin Hood," Douglas Fairbanks'
long remembered picture,
of the Moon" ami many otli
He has been associated with H
ert Kane for some lime, and 1
reeled and supervised a number nf
pictures including "The Whip Woman," "Mad Hour," "French Dressing," "For the Love of Mike" and
I'll. I
"The Crimson City," Warner Bros.'
glamorous melodrama of "The House
of a Thousand Daggers" comes ta the
llo-llo Theatre this Wednesday and
Thursday with Myrna Loy in the featured role of Nun Toy, Chinese sieve
Anthony Coldeway did  both  story
and scenario and Archie Mayo direct-
led production.   Tlie well-chosen casl
j includes  John   Mil jail,  Leila  Hyama
.Matthew Betz, Anders Randolph, So-
jin, Ana May Wong and Richard Tuck- \
The action of tlie play takes place
In a dive on the Chinese coasl and
the story is built on the adventures
of Gregory Kent, who, wrongful!
accused of embezlment, has (led frnm
Kngland leaving Nadlne Howels, who
with her father is also in the teeming
Oriental town. Kent, in an attempt
to protect Nan Toy from her tormentor, Dagger Foo, is thrown from the
place. Later he attempts to end hia
life hut Nan Toy rescues him and
nurses him until apprehended by ber
muster. How Nan Toy lights to keep
Kent, even after his honesty lias been
I proved, and tlie white girl claims him,
land how sli^ finally renounces Ulm—
are but incidents in one of tlie most
! exciting melodramas of tlie year,
The "Court of .Miracles," which
flourished during the reign of Louis
XI in the fifteenth century, is 0Uq of
the most colorful settings iu "The
Beloved Rogue," John Barrymoro's
United Artist Picture, which comes to
tbe llo-llo this Monday and Tuesday
along with the 3rd chapter of "Tarzan
tho Mighty."
The blind see and tlie maimed walk
in the Court of Miracles. In keeping
witli the name, such miracles are
nightly happenings there, for the
Court of Miracles is the rendezvous oi
tiie beggars of the Paris streets whero
"blind" beggars remove their spectacles, maimed unstrap their distorted
arms uud legs aud hearing is restored
to the "deaf", so that ull may enjoy
each other's company wheu the day's
activity is finished.
Villon, greatest poet of bis timo.
was a man of greatly diversified pursuits, not the least of hid accomplishments being skilful thievery. Paradoxically enough, this poet whose
verses thrilled royalty and changed
the destiny of bis country, was so
much the vagabond that bis clos I
friends were found in tbe strange
Court of Miracles.
William Cameron Mensles art director, in designing the setting for
this gathering place of street crooks,
imparted to it ;i quality of tn i ■ I tn
thul proves intriguing to all who view
it. It lends Itself perfectly tu thi
strange comradeship thai e . ti I
among the rabble ol the Parto slree'
at a time when tragedy and comedy
stalked hand in hand, and lit > was
Indulged in strenuosly,
marked the end of timi
peet of a tomorrow,
"The Beloved Rogue
Barrymore tn n characterization that
Is sturtlingly different to anything be
has attempted previously and easily
the most charming, romnnllc role il
bis screen career.
I   Union Hotel a
as if each day
, with no provi-
('uuihcrlniid, li. ('.
Electrically Heated
4 Throughout
Our Service is the REST
R, YATES, Proprietor A
P. 0. Box 309 Phono 15
A   study  of  natural   resource.-*  and!
productive capacity does uot show an j
acute shortage of uny resource neoes- J
sary to' permit a general increase in I
production.   There is no general lack
Of.  land,  labour,  or  capital—tht-  ele-|
ments   necessary   for   balanced   improvement.    New  Inventions,  chem-
leal discoveries and improved facilities of transportation and communication have prepared  the way for a!
new period of rapid  world-wide development.   In a speech in November,
1938, Premier Stanley Baldwin her-'
.lids the new Industrial revolution us |
likely to have even more portentous |
results than tlinse which followed the
classic industrial revolution of one!
hundred and fifty years ugo, when
machinery wna introduced in industry.;
At tlie time of the first Industrial
revolution the world appeared to j
lack sufficient resources to support
tbe existing population, Theorists advanced the .suggestion that starvation,
and war were necessury as checks on'
multiplying populations. In strange
contrast with tlio deficit which worried the people of the eighteenth century appears the specter of overproduction in the twentieth century.
In agriculture there is real or potential overproduction of sugar, rub-
ber, wheat, potatoes, fruit and many!
other vegetable products. Relatively'
and perhaps absolutely, fewer farm- ■
ers are producing Increasing quauti-j
ties of fond and otlier agricultural
products. With the increasing ubiquity of the automobile, the fields !
which produced the world's fodder
arc being put to other uses. Thore [
is no shortage of land,—in fact, tbere :
is ii number of countries in which j
relatively less favorable lands are
being abandoned, There are fewer:
farms in Canada in 1920 than in 1921
but I bis decreased number of farms
represented a greater area of improved and cropped land and a vast increase in potential production.
Machinery, advancement In chemical technique, improved methods und
newly discovered resources are changing the complexion uf the mining situation .Mineral resources are sufficiently plentiful ao that the abandonment
of less efficient mines is a more pressing problem than the discovery of
new sources. There must be a tremendous increase in world demand
for eoal, for instance or the less efficient mines of Great Britain and the
United States must be abandoned.
Tlie substitution of metuls for wood
and lumber in construction, in tiie
manufacture of furniture and for
other purposes, has so far reditcud
the demand for wood that a lumber
famines has been indefinitely postponed. It is uot lack of forest pro-
duets which ia preventing a general
increase in productions and consumption,
There ls no general shortage nf labor or of manufacturing capacity,
England, Italy and Belgium have a
larger population than is required by
their present industries. It seems
probable that Germany will be soon
confronted by a like situation. Those
countries, with their large and efficient manufacturing plants, are finding difficulty In producing commodities which may be exchanged for tbe
needed food.
Willi surplus land ia Canada. Africa
Austinlia and South Amcrbi. with
excess factory capacity in England,
Belgium, Holland, Germany ami the
United Stales, and unemployed workers in England, Belgium, India aud
China, it seems obvious that Increased
production is n matter of mutual adjustment. While the movement of
surplus population to countries which
have surplus land may Improve the
situation, tho fact that there Is an
oversupply of many Agriculture .products indicates that this migration
would not solve tbe problem as a
whole. With hundreds of thousands
of willing workers lacking food, clothing, and proper housing, it is futile
'u give serious consideration to the
danger of general overproduction
Means will be found to permit tho !
me tnployed workers of England, Ger- j
many and Belgium to supply mora of I j
tho wants of the farmers of Africa.;:
Australia nnd South America, and inl;
turn to SUpply these workers with lie*' !
pxci is rood  which may be procured j ;
from these areas    li Ib nol difficult.] J
It Is not dlfflcull Io visualize the In-   I
en ased wants of remote communities   ;
with tbelr Improved means for com-':
munlcatlng   with  the outside  wor!':.
Even the cinema Is playing no   in.nl
part in Increasing the warns of the   '.
■:■ tl  community.    Such   rural  communities have ttie capacity io furtllsb
far | roater supplies ot food and other
raw  materials than they do at   pro
sent.     Such   evidence   of   Increased
wants and potential productive power'
would tend to Indicate the possibilities in tlie direction of greatly Increan- ■
ed world trade.   The future demands
for the products of Canada, Africa,
Australia nnd Smith Amelrca on tho
nne hand and fnr thoBe of Europe, In-!
die uml China on the other, are likely ;
to create a volume of world commerce
which   will  surpass  anything   which
has yet bee nknnwn. The whole world
stands on ihe verge of that period of,
sound  prosperity which  follows catastrophe and reconstruction. i
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21, 22
Chester Conklin
in the
Overnight the big noise of the town ... .a newspaper
made hero. What this ex-subway guard does, and
the way he does it is without doubt the funniest conglomeration of gags and giggles ever put into one
One grand and glorious Scream!
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24, 25
i.y   ~*a*
John Gilbert is again a dashing oflicer and impetuous
lover, as in "The Merry Widow" and "Flesh and the
Once more Greta Garbo's beauty and fire leave you
The screen's most thrilling lovers are here now In a
romance worthy of them! i
Edmund Goulding's production from the novel Anna
Karenina by Lyof N. Tolstoi.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28, 29
A gorgeous love
story in a setting
of battles, thrills
and romantic
i  .
World of Provincial
(Continued from page one)
.  :
er. with a Bafe and ainp'e harbor and I
no winter fog Interferences, which line ■
could be used to embark and debark j
of the
Canadian Medical Association
' mails,   is:is
with much
lengera ;
ime brvI
LADIES—Lingerie. Coats and Div.--,.-. Fancy Handkerchiefs
MEN—Neck Wear. Fancy Hilts. Silk and Wool Hose,
Hals and Caps
BOYS—Boys'  Leckie  Shoes,  Red  ami  Green  Stitch,
nothing better for the lioys.    Caps and  Hosiery.
Fancy Chinaware in a great variety ol* articles—Fane;.
Cups and Saucers. Tea Sets. ele.
All at Special Prices for the Balance of the Month.
fast   freights
md reductions
and   general
easily possible
neseed water-
ti electrify
ystem and
- of mines
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES I N'Bht cal,s: i:ilx rm"'te"ay
[ Ollice: 159 Cumberland.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B. C.
Egr"   Special Faintly Laundry Hale   "^jgj
also expert
A Trial Order Will Convince You.
Orders left at the Hit/. Cafe, Telephone 150
Cumberland,  will  receive  prompt  attention
Courtenay 226
Cumberland, 150
Vancouver-Courtenay Transportation
Telephone 144
Mill St., Courtenay
Agent in Courtenay; Mr. A. B. Ball
Service and promptness still our motto.
Powell River, Alcrl nay and all Way Points every Tuesday.
Coortcnay, Comox and Way I'oinls every Wednesday.
Tugs and Scows for hire.   Boats for charter.
Warehouses and Docks at Vancouver, foot of BlUwell Street, and
Courtenay, B.C.
; rusts, h also would be
: by acquiring tbe unlia
i power of Campbell rail-, t
j ibe entire Island railway *
'■ pperate ii al minimum cost
las well for power necessitie
and smelter.
Tu a conslderoblB extern Britannia
I would seem to be tbe determining factor as to Immediate or delayed action
by Consolidated on in Coast smeller
plans,   It tlial Howe Sound corporation,   tbe   largest   individual   copper
producer o[ ibe province, will agree
to switch its concentrates now shipped to Tacoma, there "ill forwith lie
sufficient assurance of ore supply tor
i Consolidated   Smelters   to  go  ahead,
' counting naturally mi tbe Company ft-
! self proceeding with development of
j its   own   tributary   properties.    Brli-
' Ish   Columbia  ;ti   preBenl   boasts  but
four    (in; miiy    copper    producers—
! Britannia,  with   a   yearly  output  of
i ti'.     lbs.;    Granby,    producing
1 36,000,1  lbs. at  Anyox and 20,000,*
000 iii Copper .Mountain, tbe latter
! production having recently been diverted front Trail to Tacoma; and llie
I Iron Mask at Kamloops, wltb production of 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 His. annually.
Twenty years ago the Granby Company gave an assurance to tlie then
government that so soon as B.C's.
copper production readied 50,000 tons
For Swollen Joints
Most remedies fail but Jolnt-Easa
It's for joint troubles only, whether
iu unkie, knee, hip, elbow, -boulder,
finger or spine—whether rheumatic or
It limbers up stiff, inflamed, painful,
creaky joints so quickly you'll be astonished.
Two seconds' rubbing and away it
goes through skin and flesh right
down to the hone and ligaments—
that's why it succeeds. Ask any reliable druggist.
M\ Don't Neglect       <«
Y       Bronchial Colds V
Pneumonia, "Flu" nnd Other dt.ntter-
ouj niaJadits dcv.'h.p from common
colds. To prevent ir.juljk* take Hucklcy'f
Mixture, It quick]/ relieves the Cough
ond rumovt'i tho rau.se, DifToreiit from
old-fii;*.hi<jn<.l ayruiis. It'd a (dentilie
comblbBtton of proven virtue:*.. Mold by
all drutjKiaia and Km ran teed.
Vf.   K. Bttcklaj,  Limited.
US   Mitliiol   St.,   Toronto  2     S28
uiinctc lip proves it^^j
75C   an,.  40c
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.    Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage it' desired.
S by Moirs
■ |j What coud l)e nicer, for your
fl Bridge Party, afternoon tea or
jj t'or any occasion, than n pound
Jl   or so oi' fresh .Moirs Chocolate:
||j   Our Chorolates an
Fresh as wo have a rapid I urn- ft
Sover.    Why   should   ynu   make [J
Candy when you can i
vi   tbe  world's  besl   cho
jl  a reasonable price.
Irs Chocolates. \\
re Guaranteed  3
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ily Moir:;, '1
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| A. Henderson's j}
j,3Si— — ~-A-.~ J-i—SiCtaW;
j The GEM
\, : Opposite  Ilo-Ilo Tbeatre
tl: Cumberland, B. C.
1 j j Practical Barber & Hairdresser
; , [ Children's imir cut any style 35e
I | ; Ladles' balr eut any style 50c
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'   ■ Commercial    1 j /s1,> I       ».""
;   I Rooms Strum Ik'iited
i j j        W. .lIKIIIIIFlKIsI), Prop.
| King George Hotel |
j Rood  service,  reasonable charges.;
iCentrally Located;
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 1S-1 Uollege Street,
Toronto, will be answered by letter. Questions as to diagnosis
and treatment will uot he an- i
Health as a Means tu mi End
There have beon times in history of!
man when physical perfection was
regarded as an end In life. Tbere are j
today n few persons who think of I
physical development in itself as j
something worth striving for, and
they devote considerable time and ef- j
fort t" attain the condition of physical development   which  they admire. 1
Most people, however, regard phYB-j
leal developmenl In general, not ns|
an end in lite, but rather as a means
to an ond. Health is the stepping-
stone wbieb makes ii possible for ns.
to reach the heights of personal |
achievements and service, which, generally speaking, are not attained by
those who do not possess health. We'
are not nil born with tho same capacity for physical and menial develop-
ment. We should all aim at a full.
development of our capabilities, both.
a year. Granby would provide a Coast
smelter. Production hns reached the
agreed total, but by changes in Its
composition and administration, tlie
Granby Company may fairly regard
itself as absolved from its old-time
pledge. Consolbiated's Tadanac refinery operated on a production of
about 20,000,000 a year until Granby,
almost the exclusive source of supply
for ihis plant, diverted its business
Blsewhere as a result of disagreements
on related power service, in which
connection Consolidated is seemingly
licensed of having forced a coerslon
Announcement by Mr. B, A. McKelvie in the "Sunday Province" that
the British Columbia government proposes to press claims against the Dominion for millions of dollars refund
of moneys spent on the trunk highway from llie seaboard to the Alberta
border, by virtue of the Carnarvon
committment to the provision by Canada of both a road .uui a railway, will
be found considerably at variance with
the Tolmie government's intent. Insistence by both Carnarvon and by
Dufferin on construction of the wagon road. Ill-conaiderably waived by
provincial leaders, and absence of any
record of Dominion withdrawal or
cancellation of this obligation, have
now become stout weapons to British
Columbia's hand. Stronger yet is this j
province's unique physical condition |
making road-building ultra-costly— |
and the facts that motorization of road
traffic has made the trans-Canada
Highway as much a. national transportation necessity as any of the railways, that such highways equally are
Imperative in the schemes of national
defence and postal service, and that
the Dominion has reaped over -3200.-
Oon.OOO on road investments by the
provinces, in customs and excise char-
ges, sales tax, etc., on automobiles
and parts during the past decade, impossible bul for the provinces which
constitute impregnable arguments for
revision of the Terms of Union to
main highroad and federal financial re
sponslbllltles tlie provision and upkeep of a Coast-to-Coast main highroad. Conditions of excessive con-
struction and maintenance costs and
other very special considerations will
undoubtedly be pressed for this coastal province, with the joint demands
of the sister provinces for a larger
measure of Dominion money aid to
physical and mental. Health implies
this full measure of development.
Death from some communicable
disease has cut short many a life.
Much has been lost to us because of
the untimely deaths of those who
were contributing to the happiness
and culture of the world. Many a
life has been spoiled, quantities of
work and pleasure hindered, by the
occurrence of and the disablement
caused by some preventable disease.
Man needs health if he is to gain his
In spite of all that is being said
about Canadn's need for more people,
it Is much more important for Canada
that the people who are now here be
given every reasonable opportunity to
attain health. The protection of the
health and the lives of Canadian
mothers, tiie safe-guarding of the native-born iu infancy and childhood,
are our first duties, and they are the
besl foundation for national prosperity and happiness.
The expenditure of money on Public
Health is an investment that gives
good returns. It is an assurance
against sickness, death, poverty and
despondency that no community can
afford to neglect.
Bit; Dnnoe nt Coniflx Community
Hull, Suturdny, December 15th. Canary Club Orohestnu Follow tin croud.
Get a NEW SUIT for
Union Tailor
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay Every
Sunday Morning
One dollar invested In n year's subscription to the improved Family Herald and' Weekly Star of Montreal will
tiring the farmers better dividends
tban one hundred dollars in the bank.
The farmers' wives, daughters and
sons, get free, the best magazine px-
High Tides
For the Week
Doc. 14—8:20 a.m. and 4:52 p.m.
Di'c. 15—DM a.m. and 5:2(1 p.m.
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Dec. 17—10:11 a.m. and 7:08 p.m.
Dec. 18—10:14 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 10—11:18 a.m. and 10:44 p.m.
Dec. 20—11:53 a.m.
Low Titles for the Week
Dec. 14—0:24 a.m. and 1:57 p.m.
Dec. 15—1:00 a.m. and 2:43 p.m.
Dec. 10—1:37 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 17—2:10 a.m. and 4:10 p.m.
Dec. 18—2:58 a.m. and 5:11 p.m.
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Dec. 20—4:39 a.m. and 0:54 p.m.
;   P. P. Harrison
]        Barrister, Solicitor, |
;            Notary Public :
■                    Main Office ;
j Courtenay             Phone  258 j
•                   Local Ollice ;
i Cumlierland Hotel In Evenings. j
j         Telephone  Halt or 24 j
Tree blown
telephone lines
by wind
A tree, blown down by a
li licit wind, landed en the
Vancouver lslnnd end of the
Vancouver ■ Xanainio longdistance lines on November
80, cutting the wlrest In two
and suspending telephone
service between Vancouver
and Nanaimo. Twelve wires
were ,sevcred putting eight
circuits ont of commission.
Telephone repairmen Inst
no time In getting on the
job. The trouble was reported at 2:35 p.m. nnd a half-
honr later-nt !i:10 o'clock
to be exnet-the first clrcnlt
was restored to service by
How About New Electrical Fixtures or Even a Kitchen Unit.
Make the Home More Attractive
Consult Our Wiring Department.
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Co., Ltd.
Red Top Relief Valves, $7 each
This is a '/o-in. valve for use on domestic hot water
supply systems for relief of damaging pressures caused
by ranges and tank heaters.
Both Red Top Relief Valves are approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and by State and Municipal Bureaus of Water and Boiler inspection.
G. W. CLINTON, Managing Director.
Do You Know
Why Comox Whole Wheat Flour is a big
seller at your corner grocery?
We do. So do hundreds of others who make
it a regular part of the menu.
You don't, of course, if you haven't used it,
but it's no secret, and here is the reason:
It makes the most delicious bread and
muffins, and it contains "all the good that's
in the wheat," making it good to eat, and
good for health.
Order a Trial Sack to day—right now!
Phone 8
*    v
i ._
Dental Surgeon
Oitlce Cnr. of Dunauiulr Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
''Booze9' Factory
\        Raided on Texada
!One of the biggest "catches" of illicit liquor making ever made in British Columbia was that made on Texada  Island  last  week  when  officers
t sVV'
+ *&£+*
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'    A^\AU AvV
Courtenay \Locals
Mrs. R. J. Smith, of Little River, is
visiting with Mrs. A. 11. Venables for
a few days.
• * «
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smillie went to
Victoria  on  Friday  night  where  tho
made a raid on a suspected still and
found extensive plans for the manufacture of liquor on a very large scale.
Suspicions were aroused by the finding of a quantity of illicit liquor at
False Creek, Vancouver and after
watching movements the officers found
a suspicious looking scene of activity
on the north east corner of Texada j latter wiU spcnd a weejj with relatives.
Island. By motor launch and airplane i Mr smUlle returned he me on Sunday.
a raid was made and a large building * • •
discovered  camouflaged  in  thc   bush !    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clifl e went to Van-
adjacent   to   the   bay.    Before   they; couver on Saturday to s ee the former's
could complete the raid, an alarm was; father, Mr. Lou Cliffe,   who is still in
given and two men operating the still j the hospital there,
escaped in the bush and so far have
; and  d« ughter-ln-law.
Iw. Peters.
Mr.  and  Mrs.
Mrs. E. Anderson and Mrs. L. Magnone motored to Nanaimo on Monday,
returning tlie same day.
•   •   ■
Mrs. W. Marshall is spending a few
days in Nanaimo.
not been captured. However, two men
I at Vancouver and one man from Tex-
'■ ada are under arrest and the equip-
j ment has bnen placed in seizure together with a large quantity of liquor.
• lt is said that thc plant was of suf-
\ ficient capacity to supply the whole
of this coast with contraband.
Parksville Resident
Called by Death
Parksville, Dec. 10—It is with regret
we announce the death of Mr. D. Meredith on December 8th. He was for
several years a resident of this district and being a man of genial disposition, he havi many friends. The
deoeassd had beon suffering for a long
time and quite recently had a very
serious operatio i, from which he did
not recover. H i leaves to mourn his
loss his wife and small daughter and
otlier relatives in Nanaimo.
The funeral .vas held on Tuesday
afternoon in Nanaimo from the Jen
kins Undertaking Parlor. The local
people amending to pay their last tribute of respect were, Mr. P. Rushton,
Mr. and Mrs. T. Hirst,, Mr. B. Hirst,
Mr. J. Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Doehle, Mr. I
A. Ford, Mr. Joe Ruffle and Mr. Dick I
A miscellaneous shower was held in
the United Church on Thursday evening last In honor of Mrs. E. Hirst, a
recent bride. Contests were played,
thc prizes being won by Mrs. E. Anderson and Miss G. Kay. The guest
of honor was the recipient of many
beautiful gifts, which were presented
* * * ! to  her in a very  prettily  decorated
Mr.   G.   L.   Van   Hemert   returned basket.     Refreshments   were   served !
home on Sunday from a business trip | and   a   very   enjoyable   evening   was
j spent by all present.
Mr. Charles Sutton spent the weekend in Vancouver.
to Powell River.
Order Your Turkey
N 0 W!
"Shakespeare" was in port
coal   on   Saturday   and
Mr. Dan Dowllng, who had tho mis-'    ^he S. S.
fortune to injure  his eye  badly  tenl c0T   bunker
days   ago.   is   reported   Improving   In beared for Caicutta wlth ;i ,„„ ra, ,,
the Nanaimo hospital.   The doctor has 0c wheat
great hopes of saving the sight. ...
Tlie   s.   s.   "Dallilalr"   arrived   on
Thursday from Thio, New Caledonia,
ln ballast and after bunkering sailed
for Vancouver where sho will load a
A  much-needed  sidewalk  Is  being |fuU ai'B0 ot 'vhe'lt for Shanghai.
constructed by the board of works from
the Free Press corner to the Native
Sons' Hall on Isabel Street.
Mr. Bert Farrell, of The Tuxedo
Blliard Parlor, returned yesterday
from a business trip to Vancouver.
Place Your Order at Once for
Your Christmas Dinner.
Our facilities for buying enable
us to get the best in the district.
City Meat Market
Passed Civil  Service Exam.
Miss Marjorie Rigler, pupil of  thai
Courtenay   Commercial   School,   was
one of the successful competitors  In
the recent Civil Service Stenograph-
I box sardines
I lemon
I bunch radishes
Parsley   or  watercress
Remove cover neatly and entirely
j from a box of sardines.   Place on a
j platter and surround with wreath of
.... Examination held in Victoria. Her Parsley or cress .   Cut radishes in the
I success is especially commendable as shape of flowers, and arrange In pars-
she was one of the youngest to take
the examination and only 55 out of
the 127 contestants managed to make
a passing mark.
Shop Early
Union Bay
Mrs. S. A. Peters returned to Vancouver on Sunday after spending a
tew days in town, the guest of her soa
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Cumberland Supply
The CASH Store
Mutual Life of Canada
if interested in a sound investment sludv this result
of policy in Mutual Life
Cross Cash Paid
t'ollcy No.    Plan    Age    Premium Amount    by Mutual Lite
Ss.lM   Endowm't 20         S2D.40 Jl.uuu             $1,371.02
30 years
Not Casli Paid
by Assured Gain
(812.70 $b58.32
Amount Received
for Each $100 Invested
Regular   Dividend   Allotment   for   1928— $3'.400,000
In addition to this a special Cash Dividend of $700,000 Is now
being distributed to policy  holder.s
Phone 83L Agent Cumberland.
For Your Xmas Cai\es and Puddings
Here are a few of our many saving prices.  You Cannot
Exceed the Best, and we have the goods at the right
Surphur   Bleached   Raisins,   2   lbs	
Seedless Raisins, bulk, 2 lbs. tor 	
Small Recleaaed Currants. 2 lbs. for 	
Bulk Dates, fresh, %\t.  lbs. for 	
Bulk Prunes fresh stock. 2 lbs. for 	
3-Ib. Packet of Choice Pigs 	
Burl'ord Peas, per tin 	
King Oscar Sardines, per tin 	
Crown Brand Sardines per tin 	
Veal Loaf, %-tb. tins 	
Kippered Smacks, 8 tins for 	
Quart Bottle Sweet Mixed  Pickles 	
C. & B. Catsup, large 	
Libby's  Catsup, large 	
Vi-Tone, small  4s*5f); Large 	
Royal  Purple Tea.  per  lb	
Nabob Tea. per lb	
Choice Bulk Tea, por tb	
Bulk  Coffee,  per  Ib	
....   (15?
.... 05?
Phone 155 Cumberland
Cut lemons in halves, crosswise,
and the ncuL in deep points.   Arrange
at ends and sides of platter, in the
parsley.   Serve very cold.
I junket tablet
1 pint milk
Cranberry Jelly
Place small amount cranberry jelly
in bottom of dessert glasses! Prepare
junket according to directions nn
package, and pour over jelly In dessert glasses. Beforo serving garnish
wilh cranberry jelly.
Vn cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
3 cups sifted flour
4 teaspoons  baking powder
',•; teaspoon salt
',■.. cup seedlesi, raisins
,/a cup candied orange peel
Vi cup candied  lemon
Ms cup candied cherries
V-i cup chopped nuts
Whites of 3 eggs
Cream butter, add sugar and creani
i again.   Add orange juice alternately
| will 2 cups Hour sifted with baking
| powder and salt.   Add remaining cup
j of flour with finely-chopped fruits and
I nuts.   Fold In sfjlly-beaten egg whites.
; Bake in loaf pan in a moderate oven
i (825 degress) fnr one hour.
Whites of 2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
Sprinkling salt
y, cup of orange Juice
!    Boat whites  of eggs  until  frothy,
add sugar and salt and continue heat-
j Ing until stiff.   Fold in orange juice
Serve  with   custard  sauce  made  as
Yolks of 2 eggs
Vi cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon  orange Juice
Sprinkling salt
Beat egg-yolks thoroughly with sugar, add milk and cook over hot water
until smooth.   Cool and add orange
. juice and salt.
We Deliver
Phone 111
K !
Tasty Pies  and  Pastries
I Make yom Xmas
Dinner a Success
We will have a fine display of
the choicest local turkeys, ducks
geese and poultry
The pick of the district
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+»lm^m^V>^ '**'"*!     if
Tlio whole Dominion Is talking of
the great Improvement In the Family
Herald and Weekly Star, .Montreal.
At *-l a year or three years for ?2 li
Is the farmer's highest dividend fraying Investment, and tho family circle
gets with It tho best of all magazines
We make our Pies and
Pastries as fine as possible
Our many customers tell
us they can't buy any better anywhere. You would
do wisely by ordering now
for the holiday.
Phone  11
Ladles 'First Aid Team are pivln
a novelty Whist Drive nnd Dance on
Xmas   Night   In   the   G.W.V.A.   Hall.
Whist  Drive.  25c.    Dance,  25c.
Let a Mann work
The Christmas Reason will soon be here.   Save yourself a lot of work by letting us bake fm- you.
All Cakes can be hail plain or decorated.
C.G.I.T. Tea
The Junior and  Intermediate C.C. >
I.T. (Jrnups of llie Cumberland fulled i|
Church  will  hold  nn  afternoon  tea,
sule of candy, flsh pood on Wednesday
December tlie 10th frnm 3 to G p.m.
The family of the Inte Mrs. SMIliio
take  this  opportunity  of tendering
tlieir heartfelt thank.***' to Dr. Q. it.
Hick.-* and stair of the Cumlierland
General Hospital for their kind and
sympathetic attention to Mrs. ShlHt-i
during her Illness whilst a patient in
tin- hospital. To Uie many friend-
who sent Ilorai tributes ami for the
loan of ears on tho occasion nt the
funeral Blncerest thanks are extended.
Wilcock & Co. Ltd ||   Mann's Baikery
Phone 66
? ,
The family of the late Mrs. Hor Ung
take this opportunity of thanking Dr.
R. It. IIIckH and Dr. G. K. MnrN.-iuKht-
on for tlieir kind and sympathetic attendance to a beloved wife mid mother
during her -serious Illness.
The family of the Into Mrs. Darling
lender heartfelt thanks to all their
friends, who. by their comforting
words or sympathy did so much to
alleviate iho pain caused by the death'
of a devoted wife and mother, Thanks
are also lendercd for beautiful lloral
tributes received and for loan of cars
on the occasion of the funeral.
Six Tube
Batteryless Console
complete   with   Tube9
[N a Westinghouse, you have Radio at its best. Both
music and voice arc recreated exactly as tliey sound
in tbe studin.
The sinple-dial control gives you accuracy and ease
of station selection.
You always have full 6-tube power with economy
of operation witli the improved Westinghouse Radio-
trons under ■ill wenther conditions.
Westinghouse gives you year 'round reception,
special features, beauty ot cabinet, and embodies the
latest improvements tbat radio science bas perfected.
Courtenay, I'hone 2(3
Cumberland, Plume 23
Let us prove Westinghouse superiority by a demonstration in your home.
Baa; Payments opon Evenings
.Gift Helps
Cumberland Personals
Shirts of English
Woven Fabrics
Thos-. fabrics romc from mills in England
that for hundreds of years have been
weaving the world's finest fabrics, and arc
tailored .nto shirts that fit perfectly. The
colors arc woven into the cloth nnd guarantied under the Forsyth Insurance Policy.
With collar to match,
Ladies' Hosiery
Our Christmas Stock is dally arriving, anil at present we havo
a splondlil choice of our Leader in Circle-Bar Pul! Fashioned
Hose, the kind that is sure 10 please, tbe Price is ouly $1.50
per pair. Kayser Hosiery, and Holeproof are both Lines worthy
of your attention and you can buy them iieie just as cheap us
you cau by sending away lor Ihem, so why not purchase them
Wo are Carrying a goodly assortment of other goods suitable
for Gifts, and will be only too pleased to help you to choose.
NEXT  WEEK  Men's  and  Boys'  Gifts  will  bo  specialized   in.
But  for  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS  Think  uf
Mrs. W. Wheeler antl son, Wilfred,
I left on Monday for Vaneouvcr.
Mr. \V. Burns, who wis prominent
with the Cumberland Cricketers last
summer has decided [o leave Cumberland and seek work elsewhere. Rumor
has it that he is joining the C.P.R. at
»    *    *
Mrs. J. H. Cameron wns hostess at
two lalilcs of bridge at her home on
Dunsmuir avenue on Wednesday night
tl)(. prize winners being Mrs. J. IL
Robertson and Mrs. It. A. Robertson,
Those pre ■.out Included .Mesdames A.
Sommerville, M. Stewart, W. Hutchinson, J. II. Robertson, it. A. Robertson, and t.ie Misses Nettle Robertson
and Josie Balagno,
Following a street brawl on Saturday lust four Cumberland young men
were hailed before MIglstrate E. W.
Riekie on Wednesday and lined $10.00
und costs or fifteen days In jail. Another young man for using obscene
Li! language was also lined $10.00 and
A | costs or fifteen day;; in jail. All plead-
I ed guilty and elected to pay the fine.
Mr. Taylor, a recent arrival from
the Old Country, left iluing the week
for Victoia, sailing from the capital
city for N'ew Zealand.
Mrs. James Dick had.as her guest
last week her sister, Mrs. Weston,
who is ou her way to join her husband
at Auckland, New Zealand, where he
is employed by the Cable Co. Previous to going to Xew Zealand, Weston was stationed at Jamaica and
later at Halifax.
*   *   ■
The Cumberland Welsh Society
held a most successful "500" drive In
Ihe Memorial hall on Wednesday,
twelve tables being in play. Prize
winners were Mrs. Bobba and Mr.
Ruddy Tolman, lirsts; Mrs. Conti air
Mr.   William   Shearer,   seconds.    Re
Mrs. Katie Marocchi and Miss Mary
Bardessono entertained at a charming
ly arranged miscellaneous shower, at
the home of the former, on Wednesday evening, iu honor of Miss Emma
Ducca, whose marriage to Mr. Bernard !
Churchhlll will take place on Saturday
December 15th.
Cards were played during the even-
Ing,   the   following   winning   prizes:
flrst, .Mrs. Bobba; second, Mrs. L. Fre- \
lone;   consolation,   Mrs.   D.  Damonte.
Mrs, R. Marocchi won the prize offer-'
ed for the Bean contest.
After   the   whist   the   small   Misses
served by the members of the lodge. |
The Lady Foresters held a most
• successful whist drive In the Mem-:
orial Hall on Saturday evening when
there were twenty-two tables of cards
in play. The prize winners were as
follows: ladies' first, Mrs. Marsh; se-!
cond. Mrs. Schmidt; gentlemen's first,!
Mr. Schmidt; second. Mr. R. Shaw.:
Following the game refreshment ;■
were served and dancing was enjoyed
until midnight. The music was sup-]
plied by the Maple Leaf Orchestra,    j
A most enjoyable surprise party,
was held at the home of Mrs. F.
Slaughter ou Wednesday evening, the
occasion being Mrs. Slaughter's birth-1
Cards were played during the eve-!
Rosie Marocchi and Thelma Frelone|ning and ,ne dinners at whist were:
11  more days till Xmas
Drop into Lang's and see our complete stock of Gifts
ranging from SOc to $500.00.   You are bound to find
something just right.
drew a wagon, decorated in yellow
und blue and containing many lovely
gifts, into tlie room and presented
it to the guest ol' honor. Later dainty
refreshments were served by Mrs.
(I M
COURTENAY FREE PRESS all most Interesting, particularly to
) local renders. Hundreds of folks an:
reserving conies of the annual to send
On Thursday next, December tbe Uway to friends. Every subscriber
20th, thc Courtenay Freo Press will j Is entitled to a cony. If >ou want
issue a big illustrated  annual  con-! e Phone
taining  thirty  pages   of  interesting
stories and pictures.   Stories Include j
"Reminiscences of an Old-Timer" by ]
J. B. Holmes, an intensely Interest-j
ing story of early days.   "The Lanli
of Romance," a story of the Forbidcn \    A big picture will be screened on
Plateau.    Stories  of the old council j Monday  nnd  Tuesday at  the  Ilo-Ilo
I extras
'iii,   Cumberland   and
ill be reserved, 10c per copy
days and thc fight for municipal ownership, Tyeo salmon fishing in the
Courtenay River, Roads and Island
Highways, Beaches, Golfing, the old
Hudson's Bay post with tho original j tin- Mighty." There will be no ud
brick ln tho chimney today tbat came vance In prices, Children, Hie. Adults
around Cape Horn, and many others, i 35c.
when "The Beloved Rogue," Hlarring
John Barrymore will bc presented. In
addition tlie third episode of tbe big
serial   will   also   lie   shown,   "Tarzan
The Most Asked For Batteryless .Radio in Canada.
Katie Maroccb
The invited guests were: Mrs. A.;
Bogo, Miss L. Uogo, Mrs. L. Cleland,
.Mrs. T. Brown, Mrs. J. D. Robertson,
Mrs. S. h. Robertson, Mrs. J. Weir
Mb, K. Bobba, Mrs. K. Weir. Mrs. N.
Holm, Mra. R. Marocchi, Mrs. L. Fre-!
lone, Mrs. J. Frelone. Mrs. J. Rasa,
Mrs. J. Irvine, Mrs. C. Tobacco, Mrs. j
D. Damonte, Mrs. A. Morello, Miss ,1.'
Burghiner, Mrs. I). Francescini, Miss'
J. Perozzini. Miss D, Bogo, Miss Thelma Frelone, Mr. Joe Bardessono, Mrs. I
1. Bardessono, Mr, Cavellero, Mrs. T.'
Conti, Mrs. J. Young, Miss B. Cavjl-1
lero, Miss Josie Bono, Miss V. Bone,'
Miss K, Bono. Miss M. Pickettl, Miss
Jean Smith, Mrs. J. Smith, Miss 1) j
Frelone, Mrs. V. Frelone. Mrs. L, Per-!
ozzini   and   Miss   Rosie   Marocchi.
A jolly surprise party was held at j
tiie home of Mr. and Mrs. West Stock- i
and on Friday evening, in honor of|
their son, Edward . The occasion be* I
ing Edward's birthday,    Tlie daintily
appointed supper table was decorated
in Xmas colors of red and green and .
I was centered  with  a  large  blrthdaj
j cake,
freshments followed the cards, rouud-1    Those  present  were:   Mary  Small.'
Christine Small, Fanny Morgan,  Al-
Taylor, Annie Taylor. Helen Mor-|
e club met at the Ban' Tommy Conrod, Tommy Robert-
Murray on Thurs- son a,ld Lorne Murdock.
. Dick won tiie prize j
Those present were I    On  Monday evening  ten  tables  ofj
Eadie. .Mrs. Nunns,   whist were in play at a most success-'
first. Mrs. R. T. Brown; second, Mrs.
Westfield; consolation, Mrs. W. T.
Brown. Mrs. Freeburn carried of! the
honors at musical chairs and Mrs.
W. T.  Brown  won  the  prize for the
s Mary Barde- guessing competition.
Following the card game Mrs. Johnston on behalf of those present presented Mres. Slaughter with a small
gift. Mrs. Slaughter assisted by Mrs.,
James and Mrs, Derbyshire served
Those present were: .Mesdames Derbyshire, James, Johnston, R. K. Walker. !;. Strachan. Freeburn, R. T.
Brown, R. Goodali, W. T. Brown
Auchterlonle, Westfield and Armstrong.
Nol  So Helpful
An Abcnlonian. bearing that a doctor charged Gs. 2d. for a flrst consultation and 2s, Gd. for a second, went
to him and snid: "Here we are again,
"1 don't remember seeing you beforo." said tho doctor.
"Oh, yes, I was here last week,"
lied tlie Aberdonian,
"Indeed. I had forgotten. Ilow
are you keeping?"
"Not at all well."
"Then." said the doctor, "continue
your last prescription for another
week. Thai will lie a half crown
§ff Look over our selection of books for all ages.
Service Wilh a Smile!
ing out a most  enjoyable  evening
H. E.
The Ladle!
homo of Mrs.
day evening. Mr
for the evening.
Mrs. Bryan, Mrs
Mrs. Mumford, Mrs.
way   Mrs.   Cope,   Mi
ts, Mrs. Con- ful  whist  drive held  under  the  aus-
Shortt,   Miss pices of the Lady  Rcbekahs  in  the
Burrows.   Mrs.   Apps.   Miss   Beacroft Fraternal   Hall.    The   prize   winners
and .Mrs. J. II. Cameron, were  as  follows:   ladies'  first,   Mrs.
*   *    * L.  Frelone;   second,  Mrs.   Slaughter;
The   first   thing   the   Scotch   teach gentlemen's first. Mrs. Morello (sub.;
their children is to catch a rubber hall second, Mrs. W. Stockand (sub.)
on the first bounce. ! lowing the garni
Big Dance nt Comox Community
Hall, Saturday, December 16th* Can-
ury Club Orchestra. Follow the crowd;
Victoria. Dec, 13.—The Seattle-Victor la-Vancouver aerial passenger service will resume in Ihe early part ot
February, supplemented by a service
to Nanaimo, provided by two passenger seaplanes, Ernest Eve, president of the B.C. Airways Ltd., staled
ibis morning in discussing tbe future,
of the company.
For the Victoria-Vancpuver-Seattlo
run a triraotored amphibian plane of
a i I -met :i! const ruction will be used.
The service to Nanaimo will be provided from ji base In Victoria, and a
survey to select a suitable location
was recently made for this purpose.
With rumors in the air of plans
being made for a merger of all aviation services in Canada. Mr. Eve admitted that suggestions in this regard
have been made to the B.C. Airways
The companj lias also received two
offers from the United Stales, he said.
He did not, however, believe that the
time was ripe for consolidation of
Santa   sent   word
to Mr. Cavin yes-
v   J/ESS   H^ lerday    that    he
Stockand (sub.). Foi-    a*, ifr?        <, .   .
,    , Xs* • Vvl nad a mishap
o refreshment,  were   ^ ^_     Tkfr , Wg    ^^^
i^'"'"'%X   »"-"   "»t  1«  1
every member of the
family and friend
1- Four years' batteryless experience.
2 Rogers Tubes, longest guarantee.
3—Automatic voltage control.
4—Phonograph jack on every model.
6 i mi'put Biter on evry model,
fi—More sold than all other electric
sets combined.
M.nlri "(00 Hlirhlio)*"
rtiiiiiriisTnpli Combination
I'risio comploto !$:sio
We invite you to look ovor our stock which is complete
with New Season's Goods .it exccptionsiHy reasonable
For the Smoker: Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, in all
sizes in all the most popular brands.
Fancy Boxes of Chocolates in the well-known brands of
Lowney's, Patterson's, etc., packed in boxes from
l/s-lb, to 5-11). Extra Special 4-lb. box family
assorted at   S1.35
3-lb. Box Hand Rolled Chocolates, each  $1.35
21 Nut liars, assorted, packed in Holly Box .... $1.00
Christine- Mixed Candy, 35c It), or 3 lbs, for $1.00
Cigarette Case . Tubes and Rollers etc.
Pipes in all well-known makes from 25c up to $5.00
Fancy French and California Glace and Candied Fruits
packed in Cedar Boxes and Baskets, in all sizes,
suitable for shipping and makes a very acceptable
Fancy Bowls and Plates, Fruit Sets, Fancy English
Tea Sets, and Salad Sets, Bon-Bon Vases, Cups and
Saucers etc.
Extra Special 23-] iece Tea Sets at per set  $2.35
Glass Ware: Wini  Glasses, Tumblers, Bowls, Bon-Bon.-
Cake Plates, and Salad Sets, etc.
"-piece s.  I   1   ts, Butter, Sugar and Cream,.... 95<!
7-piece Fri ts, I Bowl and 6 Nappies  95;.'
7-piece Water Sets, Grape design, Jug and 6-Tumblers
Each .  $2.35
Stainless Dessi ft and Table Knives at 6 for .... S3.50
Carving Sets, Table Sets, Pocket Knives and Razors.
Aluminium Roastt rs in All Sizes, Tea Pots, Percolators
Straight Pols,  Double Boilers, Fry Pans,  Kettles.
Wash   Basins,   Bread  and   Cake  Pans,   Waterless
Cookers, etc., Electric Irons, and Toasters, etc.
Refreshing Beveridges in Port Wine, Loganberry,
Cherry and Ginger Wine at per ottle  50fl
Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Imported Ginger Ale,
Welsh's Grape Juice, etc.
had to abandon
that means of locomotion a n a
continue his
journey by train.
He will, he states
b e at Cavin's
Shoe Store Ht llie appointed time,
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of
next week, from 4 to 5:30 in the afternoons. Bring the kiddies along to
meet Santa and get them to tell the
kindly old gentleman what they desire for Christmas, he will endeavor
to give each kiddie just what they
j j want on Christmas Eve If they will
J j visit him at Cavin's on Christmas
Eve between 4 and 5 in the afternoon.
Princess Elaine
Is Launched
(Continued from Page One)
no damage or strain to the Blaine
wiiiie at the same time no cause of
the cradle leaving the tracks could be
ascertained, and up to the present
time it remains a mystery.
Every method of getting the ship
out of hor predicament was gone into
ly the V..M.D. and after due consideration tlie most expensive but safest
method  was decided  upon.
Tlie cradle bearing the vessel was
Strapped up hy 12xl2-Inch timbers under the aft end,'and lOxlO-lnch shores.
jfjjj   It  was also  stiffened  by  16xlfl-lnoh
fg ■■ timbers eve
cry six feet on both sides
'  and cross braces placed at evey ne-
1  cossary point, so that there would be
1j no chance of It moving or sagging
J   when the ship was moved off.
Groused  IVays Inadequate
Alter a  survey  it  was   found   that
-si launching the craft on greased wajs
A   would not be satisfactory, due to the
possibility    of    wrecking    tlio    ferry
Standing and running ways were built
r;i   over ihe tracks on  a cabered  grade.
fljrthe natural slope not being sufficient
for the vessel to come off with ease.
It was decided to put rollers on the
ways under tho water to a distance of
| 200  feet  beyond  tho  V.M.D.  dock  to
Jlodol HID
• comploto $275
XMAS STOCKINGS at 5c, 10c, 25c and
G. A.
Co., Ltd.
Fancy Bon-Bons and Crackers, etc.
Mixed Nuts, 35c lb. or :i tbs. for  §1.00
Fancy Figs, Table Raisins and Dates, etc.
Full Stock ol Peak Freans Biscuits and Shortbread, etc.
Robertson's Fruit Cakes, plain and decorated, all sizes.
1-TI.I,  STOC]
Phone It. A. Robertson,  t?.\i  Cumberland, for  Demnnfitratlon.
Phone 118 Service & Quality Phone 38
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facilitate the movement of thc ship,
Underwater piling was placed by a
piledrlver and several divers well out
into tlie water of the harbor to support thc rollers over which the Elaine
On Thursday the blocks were knocked from under the ferry and by a system of pulleys a powerful winch pulled her off tbe cradle 150 feet to
enable her to travel 200 feet more before she floated on her own keel.
The launching is one of the first
ever known in North America to be
accomplished over rollers, the usual
method being to lot a vessel go down
on greased ways. Thursday was chosen for the event on account of the
high tide, the next highest water being
about  the end  of December.
Mumford's Grocery
I'hone 71 phone 71
It won't  be long
SmMM^^^F^'-; ^a3
Chocolates, an ever popular token of ..Christmas
remembrance, are more than ever the Ideal Gift, if
they're Ganongs. What better or more pleasing
Christmas Gift could be wished for.
We hnve a large variety of Fresh Stock ranging from Cue up.
Tfayal Confectionery
Phone 25 Cumberland


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