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Cumberland Islander
With which Ih consolidated (lie Cumberland News.
Interesting Find
Of Native Copper
Near Cumberland
Mr.  George Clothier,  Resident]
Engineer of Department of
Mnies Tenders Report
In an interview with a reprcsenta-
j tive of the Victoria Daily Colonist,
' Mr, A. T. Goward, vice-president of
\ the B. C. Electric Railway, said, "thn
j past year hns been one of unusual
j activity and importance, not only inl
the light of what has been accom-
I plish but for ,what it presages of
In tho preliminary report for the future accomplishment and expan-
year covering the mining operations! «i°n on Vancouver Island."
and prospects, Mr. George A. Cloth- j In the closing weeks of 1929, con-
ter, Resident Mining Engineer for tracts were placed for an additional
this district, reports that mining has generating unit of 1K.O00 horsepower
been active in all its branches—pros- to be installed in the Jordon River
pecting, development and production. J powerhouse. It is expected this unit
While  the  Britannia  was  tbe only i wil1 be read>' for operation towards
property of importance in this district that did shipping, it is pointed
out by Mr. Clothier that the Island
Copper Company, Ltd., on Alberni
Canal, shipped 225 tons of chalco-
pyrlte from the surface showings.
Prospecting has been general in
the district, but was concentrated to
a greater extent in the vicinity of
the Kinman property nt Nimpkish
This was due to the wonderful prospects from the property.
Island Better Known   '
Vancouver Island is, however, receiving more prospecting attention
and the included belts in the western
slope of the Coast range are being
better understood, and the possibilities of other Biitannias more appreciated says the engineer.
Development has had a noticeable
impetus this yoar and the list of
probable future producers is now
fairly encouraging. The Alpha Beta
the Island Copper Company, Ltd.;
the Coast Copper Company, Ltd.;
the Jeune group; the Alice Lake
group; the Kinman property; the
Alexandria; the Old Marble Bay;
Centrnl Gold Copper Company, Ltd.;
nnd the Pitt Mining Company, Ltd.;
evidence the fact that development
is beginning to give some promise,
Several trails have been undertaken (luring 1929 with the idea of
making available new areas to the
prospector. The trail from Cowichan
Lake through to Alberni Canal has
been partially reconditioned ,the
trail from Kennedy Lake up Elk
River to Sproat Lake was built as
far ns the summit, nnd the Fire
Mountain trail from the head of Harrison Lake was made serviceable for
twelve miles, as well as several
Just back of Cumberland an interesting find of native copper in a
basaltic flow was found this Summer.
Fine veinlets of copper can be seen
in thc creek bed, 1)ut whether thi
are of sufficient frequency to constitute an ore remains to be seen. The
occurrence warrants some exporu-
tory work. In the same vicinity are
shears containing chalcnpyritc, but
no work of any kind has been done
on them as yet.
This formation directly underlies
the Cumberland coal formation, as
there is a bed of sedimentnries carrying coal just above this and the
main coalfields are below it to the
east . There is a similar occurrence
to this on the North Coast of Vancouver Island in the vicinity of the
Suquash coal areas, except that the
copper is disseminated as fine specks
instead of sheets as at Cumberland,
the end of the present year.
With a view to the future development of the  Campbell  River  water
Woman Dies On
Trail Coming Out
From Elsey Lake
Mystery   Surrounds   Death   of
of Mrs. Jean S. Sterrey
Many rumours are in circulation
at the present time on account of
the death of Mrs. Jean S. Sterrey,
who along with her half brother, a
man known in this district as Lind-
berg has been living in a shack near
Elsey Lake, which is the second lake
beyond   lake  Cumberland.
According to Und berg, the couple
had been in the lake district since
the first week in November with the
power  by  the   B.   C.   Electric,   the I intention  of trapping but  intended
Company has extended its activities  oominff out to spend New Year
and ! Vanc°uver. The couple hit the trail
; for the head of the Lake but when
| about four miles on their journey
the woman took sick making it nec-
j essary to make camp and stay fo:
I 1       A tf-       J    J|ll,c nteht-    As Mrs- Sterrey did not
Largely  Attended | show signs of improving .Lindberg
j left her, after making her as com
into   the   Parksville,   Qualicum
Alberni  districts.
Sunday Funerals
Two Well Known Residents Laid
to Their Rest; Many Beautiful
Floral Tributes.
On Sunday last two well known
Cumberland residents were laid to
their rest amidst r.iany expressions
of sincere sympathy. Mr. Hugh
Heyes passed to his rest on Thursday, thc day after Christmas Day,
at Camp 3, under rather distressing
circumstances, and his funeral took
ilace on Sunday at 1 o'clock. A very
fortable as possible; he joureyed to
the head of the Lake and called at
one of the camps there to get assistance. Tbe services of Messrs.
Cliffe and Walker were finally obtained but when the trio arrived at
the camp where the couple had stayed the night, thoy found Mrs. Sterrey
dead. The men carried the body
down thc trail for a matter of two
miles but found the task a difficult
one. Word was sent into Cumberland and Constable De Witt of the
large number of sympathetic frieds j Provincial Police went out and took
were in attendance to pay their last charge of the body. With assistance
respects and  the pall-bearers were
Messrs. Fred Simister, James Hunter
.Martin McLaughlin, William Keel
an, Jr., T. Aitken and Harry Bill
Service was conducted at the Undo;
taking Parlors of T.  E, Banks with
he brought the remains of Mrs. Sterrey into Cumberland and put them in
in T. E. Banks undertaking parlors.
Mr. John Conway, coroner was notified and an inquest was called to be
held  Thursday  night, and after the
the Rev. E. 0. Robathan, Vicar of Jury had been sworn in and the body
Holy Trinity Anglican Church of- [ viewed at the undertaking parlors
delating, interment taking place in ' (>f T. E. Banks, the inquest was ad-
the Cumberland Cemetery. Mourned until Monday night.
In addition to his sorrowing wife      The  jury   empanelled   to   inquire
and   family  of  young  children,   he j into  the  death  of the unfortunate
aid, C. Dalton.  R.  Yates,
Finch, D. Lockhart.
Miss Gwenneth Emily who \\m
been on the staff of the Cumberland
Islander for the past three years left
at the end of December. She will go
to Vancouver next week in company
with her sister Miss Kathleen Emily
to  make  their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, of
Cowichan are the guests of Mrs. McKay.
Mr. Irvine and Mr. Spencer Morgan, of Vancouver, spent the New
Yenr with their parents, Mr. anil
Mrs. Morgan, of Minto.
Mrs. J. If. Robertson entertained
at bridge last week, two tables being in play. Prizes were won by Mrs.
A. Lockhart and Miss Carrie Richard*
son. During the evening the hostess served refreshments and thos.-
present included Mesdames Cameron,
S t e w a r t, Hutchinson, Robertson,
Lockhnrt, nnd the Misses Carrie
Richardson and Nettie Robertson,
A benefit whist drive and dance
will be held in the Memorial Hall on
Saturday, January tbe .lib, proceeds
being devoted to the assistance of
the victim of the disastrous fire of
Saturday last, when the residence
of Mr. C. Krubrychlt was totally destroyed. Whist will start at 8 sharp
with dancing from 10 to 12. In addition to tbe whist drive and dance a
pair of pillow slips will bc drawn for,
tickets for which are 10c each or
three for a quarter.
loaves to mourn his loss, a mother,
and several sisters and brothers.
A large number of floral tributes
were received testifying to the great
esteem in which the deceased was
held. Floral Tributes
Broken arch from wife and children; cross from mother; pillow from
the family.
Wreaths: Uncle Billy and Aunt
Kate, Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. Derbyshire, Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs. A.
Brown, Nanaimo; Nephew and Niece
Uncle and Aunt Watson, Nanaimo;
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bennett, Nanaimo;
Lady Forresters.
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. C. Aitken
and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sommerville; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones;
Mr. and Mrs. Colin Bennett, Nanaimo; Review No. 17, W.B.A.; Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Walker; Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Hutton and family; Mr. and
Mrs. J. Thomson.
At 3 o'clock in the same afternoon
the remains of the late Mr. Joe Rees
were interred in the Cumberland'
Cemetery with the Rev. E. O. Ro-
bnthan officiating, following a service held at the undertaking parlors
of Mr. T. E. Banks. Mr. Rees died
very suddenly on Christmas morning
whilst driving his car and his death
came as a great shock to his many
friends throughout the district. He
was one of the most popular of men
being a well known hunter and fisherman. He had on numerous occasions travelled over the hills surrounding Cumberland and on one
or two occasions conducted parties
to the Glacier. For the past few
years he had operated a store at
Lake Cumberland with bonts for hire
during the summer time,
A large number of friends attend-
the funeral, upwards of sixty cars
being in attendance. Ho was carried
to his resting plaee in the Cumberland Cemetery by the following
friends of long standing, Messrs. Ben
Horbury, George Hrown, John Miller
Dick Rawliiison, J. H. Cameron and
Robert Struthers.
Many beautiful floral tributes were | Norma Parol mo
received, which are hereby acknowledged  by the family:
Pillow from the family.
Wreaths: Cumberland Welsh Society; Rod and Gun Club; Pythian
Sisters; Mr. and Mrs. J. Miller, Bevan; Dave and Mary; Mr. and Mrs.
woman  is   composed  of  Messrs.  J.
Ledingham   (foreman), C.  MacDon-
A wedding of interest to many
friends in the city was solemnized
Firday morning at 8:30, in the rectory of Holy Rosary Cathedral,
Vancouver, when Miss Mary Monica Mooney, daughter of Mis. M.
Mooney of Kamloops, became the
bride of Mr. Frances Potter, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Potter of Cumberland.
The bride, who wore a frock of
lilac flat crepe with a corsage bouquet of bridal roses, and gold metallic hat, was attended by Miss Charlotte Method, who wore navy blue
georgetee with large bertha collar
of cream lace, a small black velvet
hat and a corsage of pink roses. Mr.
Louis Smith supported the groom.
After the wedding breakfast at
the home of the bride's sister, Mrs.
E. S. Method, 1825 West Tenth, the
bride and groom left for a honeymoon   on   Vancouver   Island.     Mr.
Jolly Parties
Held During
The Week
A very jolly New Yonr's parly wns
held nt the Anglican Hnll on Wednesday evening, a large number of
friends gathering who spent a right
royal time at cards, games and dancing, Eight tables of cards wore in
play in the early evening when Mrs.
Turner and Mrs. S. Davis won tho
Indies' and gent's first prizes respectively, with Mrs. Schmidt gaining ladies' consolation anil Mrs. S. Miller
the gent's. Many amusing games
were entered into with zest hy nil
present and in the musical game Mrs.
R. D. Blown and Mr. V. Frelone were
declared the winners. A delightful
supper was served at long
after which an interesting program
was rendered consisting of songs hy
Mesdames Turner, C. Buttress, Jr.;
trio, Mesdames Frelone, Turner,
Potter graduated from the^Univer-1 DaWSon; recitation, Mr. S. Miller.
""I i Interspersed with the progrcn nun>-
at -
The .New Year dance held hy the
Linger-Longer Club of Cumberland
nt  the   Imperial   Pavilion   on   New
Year's Night was a brilliant success, ;
many guests  from  various parts of i
the scattered  district  being present. -
The half had been tastefully decorated with seasonal flowers nml ornaments    anil     the     many     beautiful
dressos  worn   by   ihe   fulr dancers
presented an animated scone as ihey
tripped lightly round the big hull to
music supplied by the Country Club
Orchestra. At midnlghl refreshments were served after which dancing was again Indulged in until the
ly hours of tin- morning.
sity of British Columbia in 11)211,
has been teaching in Kamloops,
which residence will be taken.
Of interest to a wide circle of
friends is the announcement of the
marriage which took place recently
at the United Church, Port Alberni.
of Edna, third daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.   Jas.   Smith.   Windermere   Av-
j hers were dunces to snappy and lat-
j est dance tunes played hy Mrs. Chas.
Walker, piano, and Mr. Littler sax-
aphone and concertina.
Mrs. P.. K. Walker was pleasantly
surprised at her home on Monday
evening last when a number of
friends gathered to wish her a hap-
cnue, this city, to Mr. Leon Lursen, py birthday.   A very merry time was
of Port Alberni, Rev. R. A. Redman
officiating. Miss Margaret Plant was
bridesmaid and Mr. Neil McLeod
supported thc groom. The bride is
native daughter of Cumberland
and   the   congratulations   of   many
spent at cards, games and music.
Mrs. Schmidt was the winner of the
prize for cards. Following an enjoyable supper served by the visitors
Mrs. Francescini on behalf of Unassembled   friends   asked   the   guest
friends will be extended to the young! 0f honor to accept a pretty personal
couple who will make their home in; gift as a token of their esteem ami
Alberni. I good wishes.    Although taken com-
 ~ ■ pletely by surprise, Mr.s. Walker very
Rourke - Chalmers i„eMy mn(|e ,.op|y     T|)e imp,.(impu,
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock nt | callers   were:    Mesdames    Balagno,
Jr.,  L.  II.
Dance In Honor
Anglican  Hall Scene of Much
Gaiety on Friday Lasl
On Friday last, Dr. and Mrs. 0.
Ker MacNaughton entertained at n
complimentary dance in the Anglican
Hall in honor of their daughter, Jean,
a student nt the University of British
Columbia, who is spending the
Christmas and New Year holiday
with her parents.
Miss MacNaughton was assisted by
her parents in receiving the guests
as they arrived whilst at the supper
the Mesdames Harry Brown, J.
Auchterlonie, A. B. Clinton and Miss
Annie Loggie, of Vancouver, assisted Mrs. MacNaughton in serving the
many guests.
The hall had been tastefully decorated with seasonable foliage, holly
predominating. A right merry time
was had by the young people and for
the dance the Maple Leaf Orchestra
supplied  snappy  music.
Among the Invited guests were:
Misses Vincent Auchterlonie, Marjorie
Brown, Lillian Banks, Jessie Brown,
Kathleen Beasley, Jean Brown, Jessie
Baird, Agnes Bruce, Sadie Brown, Elizabeth Ball, Annie Beveridge, Evelyn
Carey, Myrtle Calnan, Edna Conrod,
Gwen Emily. Kathleen Emily. Marjorie
Pinch, Mary Gozzano, Edna Gear, Lily
Grant, Beth Horbury. Claudia Harrison, Isabel Herd, Minnie Harrlgan,
Pearl Hunden, Helen Henderson, Margaret Inglis, Gladys Idiens, Mary Lit-1
tie, Dorothy Maxwell, Christina Mil-1
lard, Josephine Walsh, Mary Walker,'
Irma McKee, Barbara McBryde. Mar-1
| yard   McKee,   Christina   MacKinnon I
St. George's manse. Rev. W. A. Alexander united in marriage William A.
Rourke. second son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. D. Rourke, of Prince Edward Island, and Edith Evelyn Chalmers, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Chalmers, of Denn.an Island.
Following the ceremony there wns a
reception at tho h' e of M'' and Mrs.
A. E. Chalmers. The reception room
wns attractively decorated in yellow
and white, wifn a large while wedding
bell as the central feature. The table
was most beautifully set and over thirty guests were present.
The bride was married in a gown of
pink moiree, with close fitting bodice
and drooping hemline. She carried
roses and carnations. Bridesmaids
were Miss Caroline Gozzano, wearing
mauve georgette, and Marjorie Chal-1
mers. tn pale green talTcta, They car-1
ried yellow and white chrysanthemums.
The groom's gift to the bride was a
string of pearls, to the maids colored
crystal necklaces, and to the best man.
Milton Campbell, gold cuff links.
Mr. and Mrs. Rourke left ln the evening for a honeymoon trip to mainland cities.
Francescini, Saunders, Mort, Murray
Elsie Marocchi, Agnes Weir, Aspesy,
Schmidt,  McMillan,   V.  Frelone.
There was a large crowd at the
New Year's Eve dance at Campbell-
ton. A largo number of young people from all parts of the lslnnd attending. Music wns supplied by
Jimmy Walker's Maple Leaf orchestra.
Retiring Aldermen
To Stand Again
Mayor Maxwell Also Offers His
Services lor Another
Freight Traffic
Volume Holds
"The policy of providing better-
wards a moro permanent way, has
been continued during the past year,
including the laying of heavier rails
and strengthening of steel bridges
over the Niagara Canyon and Nanaimo Itiver to care for heavier rolling
stock and tralFic," Mr. J. M. Cameron, manager of the Esquimalt A:
Nanaimo Railway, said this week,
"While nn additional construction
of new lint's of our own has taken
place, we have by way of furnishing   loops, Penticton,
Storm Caused Big
Tie-Up Of Long
Distance Phones
Sweeping Southern British Columbia on Christmas Eve and early on
Christmas morning a terrific windstorm caused the most extensive tie-
up of long distance telephone service
in the B. C. Telephone Company's
history. Seventy-five per cent nf
the long-distance circuits were put
out of order.
Every available outside maintenance man worked all day Christmas
restoring the lines to order, and bad
all of the principal circuits back in
service the following morning, Mo.«l
of the trouble occurred in t1 Ickl.v
wooded .sections and was directly due
to trees being blown down un the
All circuits on  Vancouver Island
and beyond New Westminster mi the
lower mainland were put out of order. VIvtoria was telephonically [&
olated anil Vancouver was cut off
from all main points except New
Westminster and Nanaimo. All of
tbe most Important lines on the Island and on the mainland, between
Vancouver and Hope, were restored
to service before nightfall, Chrisi-
mas day. Circuits lo Calgary, Kam-
Nelson, which con
As nomination day approaches
there appears to be very little interest taken in municipal affairs, due no
doubt to the excellent work accomplished during ihe post year by thc
present council and also in view of
the proposed purchase of the Electric
Light Company, negotiations for
which were commenced during the
year just ended. Nomination day
is January 13th with ibe election
set for the 10th. Mayor Maxwell
at the last meeting of the Council
stated that he would be quite willing to act for another term in view
of the fact that the negotiations in
the Electric Light matter had advanced so much that lie felt duty
bound to see the matter through.
He hoped the retiring aldermen
would offer themselves again and on
enquiry the Islander was informed
that all retiring Aldermen had of
fered themselves for re-election.
Two   School   Trustees   Retire
Two school trustees are due to retire this year, their term of office
bavin;; expired. Mr. A. MacKinnon,
who has been a school trustee for ;
great many yoars and acted as secre
tary the major portion of the time
is one of the retiring trustees and
on being asked this morning if hi
intended to offer himself for another
term said that lie bad nol made up
his mind. The oilier school trustee
whose term of office expired was
Mrs. Frank Partridge and to the
Islander representative staled that
she would again offer her services.
It was also reported to our reporter that the three Aldermen retiring
had filed their papers and would
once again offer their services.
Whilst the public are taking a great
deal of interest in civic matters al
the present time there does not appear to be many aspirants for office.
It is felt that the Council of lasl
year will again look after the interests of the City and bring to completion the many works undertaken.
rails   assisted   in   the   projection   of, tinned  t
several   miles   of   logging   railway [ snowslido
companies connected with our line,
"Freight traffic  Volume  has  been (the  morning
satisfactorily  maintained.     Reflected
in the tonnage dining the past year
Margaret Robinson, I1"  ?«   substantial   developnumt   in
Peggy   Sillence,   Chrissie   Sutherland, | th° Is "    „T ',n"lIl!l',,lon " fo?T
'ed by the B.C. Egg Pool.   Judged by
the traffic returns the forest products industry, which provides the
bulk of our traffic has had a satisfactory  year.
"New trackage facilities at Victoria and other points havi' been  furnished   to   several   established   indus-
whose operations have expand-
Ritsuko Uchiyama. Mrs. Roy Metkle;
Messrs. Jack Auchterlonie, Ash. Hnr-
per Baikle. George Brown, Robert Ball,
William Brown, William Bennie, Edward Bickle, George Barnes, N. Curcy,
Percy Cllire, Harold Conrod, Archie
Harry McLean and family; Mr. and;Dick, Malcolm Elli.scn, Norman Pre-
Mrs. W. A. B. Paul; Courtenay-Co- 'lone, Percy Graham, Jack Hill, Nor-,
mox District Mountaineering Club j man Hill, Leland Harrison, Gordon jl''""'* WJ0Bfi
Harry and Jack Beadnell. j Horwood.    Clifford    Horwood,    David !d tn thc t>>:tcn( that ™mr ra,lroa'1
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Som- 'Hunden, Jack Horbury, Walter Hughes, j facimiea becamo necessary
merville; Edith nnd Reggie; Mr. and j Edward    Hughes,    Wilbert    Hudson, i -=
in   trouble   because  of
the  Coqulhallo   Pass,
back in service at 1(1 o'clock or,
if   December   2i).     Intermittent   trouble   on   various   lines
continued  throughout   thnt day,  but
the worst of it had been conqueror).
Vets Hold Dance
..      . . evening,  nearly
Mrs. L. Geidt and mother; Mr. nnd James Inglis. Walter Inglis, Dick Id-1 MacKinnon. Jack MacLean, Douglas | vBrJ-Colorecl hat
Mrs. R. Struthers; Walter and Rita;/ions, Tom Little, David Lockhart, Clif- (Partridge, Norman Robinson, John'
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. James and fam- ford Laver, Reginald Laver, Dick Mar-
ilyj Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rawlinson; pole, Victor Marinelli, Stanley Mounce,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cameron; Mr. jAllster MacKinnon, Gordon MacPar-
and Mrs. D, Morgan and family; Mr. hand, William MacFarland, McCready,
and Mrs. Dave  Walker. Jack McKee, Bert MacLelland. Finley
The Cumberland Branch of it.
Canadian Legion held a novelt;
dance in the Memorial Hall on Nev
Year's night a large crowd being j settlement.
present. The music was supplied by
the Merry Makers' orchestra and wa-
thoroughly enjoyed. The executive
of the Veterans distributed many
novelties during the course of the
"I dancers wearing
aud carrying thc
Inevitable  "tickler".    The  distribu
Alter a rest during the past two
weeks, owing to tiie Christmas and
New Year holidays, the Cumberland
and District Cribbage League will
resume their regular schedule of
games commencing on Tuesday when
the City team entertains the Union
Bay team in the Anglican Hall. On
the following night, Wednesday, the
Athletics play the Vets, at the Ath-
etlc Hall and the 'Nondescripts team
travels to Comox, The loague games
will carry on until the middle "I"
March when a monster unit of all
clubs in the league will he held anl
the  champions   presented   with   the
Maynard trophy.
About i» o'clock Saturday ovening
; Cumberland was startled by ibe In-
| sislent    sounding   of   l be   lire   siren.
I The brigade made ;> quick response
and many people headed in the same
I direct ion  as the  lire trucks,   No,   5
I Japanese town with the result thai
'the rumour gained ground lhat N'o.
'} Japanese town was on fire again,
I The   brigade   found   on   arriving   In
■ the vicinity that thc I'm- had obtain
ed a good hold on Hu- residence of
.Mr.  c.  Kubrylcht, just  outside the
[city limits and close to the Japanese
By the lime the brigade-
City Fathers In
Last Meet of Year
Balance or> Hand of Approximately   $:>,000   Reports
Finance Chairman
The last meeting of the City Council for tbe year 1020 took place on
Monday night with His Worship the
Mayor presiding and Aldermen Parnham, Ledingham and Bannerman pre-
Bent, There wa.s very little business
brought before- the Council but a
report of the chairman of the Finance Committee, Alderman Parnham, that ihe committee could report a balance on the year's working
of approximately $5,000, was very
well received. Reports of other
committees tendered showed that
conditions in al! departments were
very satisfactory. For the Fire Wardens, Alderman Ledingham reported
that ihe department had answered
one call since the last meeting and
that outside the city limits.
Bills and accounts to the amount
of $11(1-1.so were referred to the
Finance committee and if found correct ordered tu be paid.
A communication from the Farmers' association at Edgewood stating
that tbe scales bought off the City
last April had proved to be absolutely worthless and asking for the refund of the money expended, some
$50, which included dismantling and
frieght. After some discussion it was
ordered that the City Clerk write
the Association informing it that the
scales were sold in absolute good
faith, hut that the City was quite
willing io arbitrate the matter but
did noi feel that the whole of the
money expended by the Association
should be met by the City.
A communication was also received from the solicitor acting for the
City in tbe matter of the proposed
purchase of the Electric Light Com-
panys assets, asking for the original
of all documents in connection with
the matter. The necessary documents had gone forward several days
ago by registered mail, the city clerk
Informed the council.
City Clerk Cope was appointed returning officer for the election of
three Aldermen on January 16th, the
place of polling to be tho City Hall.
The Aldermen retiring this year
are Aldermen Parnham, Mumford
and Bannerman ami for school trustees, .Mr. A. MacKinnon and Mrs. F.
Alderman Parnham un behalf of
the   other  members  of  the  Council
posed that a hearty vote of thanks
be  sent   to   the   Canadian   Collieries
(D), Limited ,thc Electrical Inspect-
Medlcal  Health  Officer and the
trict engineer, Mr. Beaven, for
their very kind and generous co-operation during tlie past twelve
months. The Mayor said Aldermun
Parnham luul practically taken the
ford out of his mouth as he was just
n the point of proposing such action.
He had been very much struck and
highly pleased with the manner in
which all concerned had assisted the
Council nnd instructed the City
Clerk to write to the above mention-
Alderman Parnham then turned to
the Mayor ami on behalf of the other
members of the Council thanked His
Worship for the very great interest
lie hail laken in the work of the City
during the past twelve months and
as the present Council had started
several big projects during the past
year he would vi-ry much like to see
the retiring members offer themselves for re-election, He himself
was one of the retiring councilors
bul he intended offering himself for
another term and he sincerely hoped
tin- other iwo, Aldermen Mumford
and Bannerman would do the same.
Iln Mayor thanked Alderman
Parnham for hi- very kind words and
for Ho- hearty . o-oporation he had
received from every member of the
council, The paBt year had heen n
very pleasant one as far as the work
with the Council had gone and he
would very much like to see the same
board sitting again next year and assist in finishing the various projects
undertaken. He wished them nil a
very happy and prosperous New Year
when  tin- Aldermen  in turn  wished
tbe Ma
■ tlu
est  f«
Richardson, Dr, Douglas Sutherland, I tion of the novelties was just whal
Charles Sutton, Harold Tull, James | was needed to put the dancers in a
Walker. Andy Walker, George Wilson, real g00d humour and from then on
Henry Watson, Sam Williams and Rob-1 until the termination of the dance
ert Yates, a( ■» n m n eight rf(y„i [j,m. wnt, had,
goi Into action the blaso luul gained
:i good hold nnd tho Interior of the
Thru- was a good, jolly rrowd at
huilding  was  completely  destroyed.
Uu' New Year's Eve Danco held in
I'lii' lire must hnve been going for
tin, Ilo-Ilo Dance Mail ssitli the Mer.
Rome time aa only a very few min
ry Makers' orchestra supplying the
utes elapsed between th,- siren sound
music.     Novelties   were   distributed
ing nml the arrival nt tin- volunteer
I,, tin1 dancers ami promptly nt 12
dromon in the seono c,r tli,- blaze,  o'clock everybody wishing everybody
We understand Ural Mr.  Kubrylchl   else :i  Happy Now Year.    After a
lost all In- belongings,                         rcw minutes spent in greetings, thc
orchestra Btartcd playing again; the
It i.> all rlghl in follow your natur- dancing being kopl up until an cnrlv
nl bent unless ll makes yen crooked, j hour New Year's morning,
This Friday and Saturday, Ted Lewis in       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 7 & 8       Thursday, Friday and Sat., Jan. 9,10 & 11
Is Everybody Happy      Words and Music
The Hottentot PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
writer to a careful survey of his own financial
situation. Some would consider it satisfactory
after making so much "whoopee" over Christmas
and the New Year. It runs into three figures, the
last two of which represent cents. Certainly I
might have done worse and probably 1 ':ould have
done better, but on the whole I am fairly well
satisfied with my record for 1929. I at least got
1929 - 1930
IT CERTAINLY is horrible to have that "hangover" feeling the first morning after the New
Year holiday, with the many good resolutions
formed on the stroke of twelve, December 31st,
1929, gone by the board already.
Looking back on 1929 though, we are forced to
admit that it was not a bad year after all. True
it is that there wero many events which humanity
and the world would havt' been better without,
but there were plenty of bright and strong tender
high-lights just the same,
lu our own little community during the past
twelve months, there were lots of things we
should have been thankful for. Business, whilst
not approaching the boom stage was steady all
through the year, The coal industry was much
healthier than for some considerable time and
that is the one b isiness which we want to see keep
on improving during 1930. Our very existence
depends on it. With rapid strides being made in
research work in solving the pulverization of
coal, experts look for the year 1930 to be a banner
one in the coal industry.
One notable feature started in 1929 was the
proposed purchase by the city of the assets of
the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company and
as we go to press the arbitrators in the matter are
silting in the City of Vancouver in an effort to
arrive at a satisfactory decision. Tlie members
of the Cily Council who have been very active in
this matter of the proposed purchase by the City
have spent a great deal of their time over it and
whatever the outcome iof the arbitration board's
decision, these members can truthfully say that:
it was the city's interests only which they were
looking after and in spite of a few kicks here and
there need not fear the coming year.
We have much to look forward to in this year
of 1930. Several of the public spirited men of
Cumberland have the mailer of the City Park
at Lake Cumberland in mind and confidently expect this park to be a big asset during the year.
The city furnished up the year's business with a
balance of approximately #o,000.   This leads the
I won't begin the New Year with a grouch,
Nor harbor unkind thoughts of friends, who were,
Once, long ago, reliable and fair!
I'll make allowances for them! I vouch
They know I always have nn empty pouch;
And so, no longer in their class, they care
No further for me.    Friendship is most rare,
That lives, when threadbare passes with a slouch!
Why should I fret?   The blue sky still is mine;
The woods, where maple boughs with firs entwine;
The  sen,  whose  waves oft  whisper  songs  to  me!
So, resolution-making, I decline
To face the New Year, ilow without sunshine
Within my heart, however, few friends be!
—Kilbee Gordon.
JUDGES sometimes indulge in humorous remarks from
the bench. Of course, they always bring a laugh
from the lawyers present Judge Darling, in England,
became famous—or notorious—for alleged witticisms of
that sort. This kind of thing may lie called official and
published humor. There is a great deal of it in private
by peoplo in high positiors who would think it below
their dignity to be humorous before a critical audience.
Who could have expected that the Archbishop of
Canterbury, for example, is capable of making a joke?
Yet there is a story now going the rounds in England
which shows that Dr. Lang did not lose his "pawky"
Scotch humor when he became archbishop.
He was discussing with a visitor some of the outgivings in thc press of Dean Inge, which thc archbishop
seemed strongly Wl* deprecate. "But," said the other,
"is he not one of the pillars of your church?" "No,"
replied the archbishop, "he is only one of the columns
in The Evening Standard." —The New York Times
Most men looking for sympathy, generally need
two swift kicks—properly placed.
* Hi *
If trouble comes your way, give it a hug and
pass it on wth a smile.
Amongst those making a special el-
fort to spend Hie joyous season at home
were: Mr, und Mr.s, Marshall and family, with the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Childs; the Cliffe lamily gathered at the home of Mr. aud Mrs. Lou
Chile, Comox; Mr. and Mrs. H. Wat-
kinson and family, with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ii. Piercy; Miss
Elizabeth Bal land Nell Ball with their
relatives, Mr. and Mrs. A, B. Ball, al
Comox; Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Parkin, of
Bevan, with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parkin;   Mr.   Wilbur  Watson  spent  two
weeks vacation with his parents; Mr. morning.   They reported the water as
N  0 T I  C  E
PUBLIC NOTICK is hereby given
to the electors of tho City of Cumberland that I require the presence
of the electors at the City Hall on
the 13th day of January, 1930, at
twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose
of electing persons to represent them
In the Municipal Council as Mayor,
Aldermen three (3), Police Commissioner one (ll and School Trustees  two   (2).
The Mode of Nomination of Candidates shall  be as foliows:-
The Candidates .shall be nominated
in writing; the writing shall be sun-
scribed by two electors ofthe Municipality as proposer and seconder
and shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any time between the
date of this notice and two o'clock
in the afternoon of the day of nomination.
The said writing shall be in the
Form No. 6 in the schedule of the
"Municipal Elections Act" and shall
state the name, residence and occupation or description ofoach person proposed, in such a manner as sufficiently to indentify such candidate,
and inthe evenl of a Poll being necessary, such Poll hall be opt ned on
the LOth dny of January, 1930, nt
the City Hall, between the hours of
eight o'clock in the forenoon until
eight o'clock in the afternoon, of
which each and evory person i hereby required to lake notice and govern himself accordingly.
The qualification i necessary for
Mayor arc: mu t be of the full ago
of twenty om s i tr and a British
Subject, and have been for the six
months next preceding the date of
nomination the owner of the land and
Improvement with tho Ctiy, of tho
value n« i) ei *ed in the lttsl p <
ment roll of One Thousand Dollan
($1,000.00) or more and above nil
registered judgement and charges.
The   qualifn al i: i ■   iary   for
Aldermen, Police CommU loner and
School Trustee arc:    mu il be of tho
full are of i wi nty one yem . and a
Britl h   Subjcct.and   bave  been   for
ttie    ix  moi th    next   preceding the
date  of   nominn lo i   regl tered   the
owner   of   land   and   Improvements
within ibe City of tho value as as-1
Bcsscd on tho land a isessment roll,;
of Five Hundrod Dollars  ($500.00)
or   more   nnd   abovo   all   registered
judgements nnd charges.
OF  DECEMBER,   1929.
52-1-2 Returning Officer.:
and Mrs. David Vanstone, of Campbell
River,  with  Mr.  and  Mrs,  F.  Swan.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parkin left on
Friday for a visit in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of the
Royston school staff, were the Christmas guests of Mrs. J. Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. Fllnton, of Camp 3,
spent the holiday with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs, Ault.
Charlie Trebett held the ticket that
won the turkey that hung ln the store
hat Tom Baker built at Grantham.
T. D. Anderson, bus driver for thc
Tsolum consolidated school, is in the
Comox hospital with itn atach of bronchitis but expects to be out by the time
scliool opens.
fine and expect to repeat their performance on New Year's day for the
first swim of the year.
Miss Mildred Larson is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Larson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B, Walker, of Great
Central Lake, visited the former's parents over Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and family
spent Christmas in Victoria with Mrs.
Rogers' parents,
Ten tables of whist were in play at
the card party held in the school Friday evening, Thc winners were: Ladies, flrst, Mrs, J. McKay; second, Mrs.
James; men, flrst, Herb Larson; second, Joe Hastings.
Fanny Bay
Miss Clara Walker, of Erlckson, ts
spending the holidays with her parents. Mr, and Mrs. A. G. Walker.
Miss Myrtle Larson, of Vancouver,
spent, Christmas with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs, F. Larson.
Miss Vivian Munday, of Vancouver,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
N. and A. Hastings and W. McLauchlin motored to Nanaimo on Saturday.
Melvin Dockstader. of Nanaimo,
spent Christmas here, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. A. G. Walker.
Poland Aston, of Courtenay, spent
Christmas here, the guest of Herb
Miss Edith and Oliver Larson and
Donald McLauchlin went for their annual Christmas swim last Wednesday
The children's Christmas party and
tree was held in the school Friday afternoon of last week. About fifty children and their parents attended. The
afternoon was spent in games while
the ladies prepared supper. After the
children had their supper and while
the older people were having theirs,
games were again played and from the
laughter and shouts these were greatly enjoyed by all The presents, one
of which was given to each child with
candy, oranges and apples, were presented by Rev. G. L. Bourdillon. There
were also special gifts for each of the
Sunday school teachers from the Sunday school children and Ladles' Guild.
A very special gift from the Guild to
Mrs. King was then presented by Rev.
Bourdillon on behalf of the Guild In
appreciation of her services. The party then broke up with everyone happy.
Mrs. W. B. Harris and children, of
Dove Creek, Mr. and Mrs, A. Anderson,
of Henry Bay, and Miss Florence Clifford, of Comox. M. Morrison, of Cour-
Opposite  llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, Ii. C.
Practical Darlior & Hairdresser.
Children's., hair cut any stylo 35c
Ladles' hair cut any stylo BOc
In every sorts of building materials,
Royston Lumber Co.
PHONES J NiBht CallB:  134X Courtenay
*"   I Offlc.t:   169  Cumberland.
"Men are queer ducks," remarked
the flapper as she leaped from one
pair of step-ins to another.
"They change their collars once
day change their shirts when dirty
change their underclothing when
their wives sneak the soiled ones and
deposit them in the clothes basket,
but wear their trousers forever.
"They tell us about our foolish
clothing; how we are ruining our
health; what fools we women be; but
wear the same troupers for G months
or a year, and often for two or three
years, with no more cleansing than
may be secured from a clothes brush
and an occasional hot-steam pressing.
"Imagine sweating in underclothing for a year—and then you'll
catch a vision of the sanitary condition of the vaunted male. Or visit
a tailor when he is pressing the Saturday night offerings) and use your
nose instead of your imagination.
"Oh yes! Men are sanitary. The
old-style trouser is good enough for
dad. It's us who are the crazy ones
... or is it?"
Power Plant
For Qualicum
And Nanoose
Nanaimo, Dec, 28.—The National
Utilities of tho Upper Island expect to
start supplying power in Qualicum and
Nanoose districts In April. The company, which is a subsidiary of thc B.
C. Electric, will build a power station
at Qualicum Beach, near the railway
tenay and Robt. Pattlson were among
the holiday euests fo Mr. and Mrs.
T. Clifford and his bride spent Sunday with Mr. Clifford's parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford are residing in
Comox for the present.
Mr. and Mra. Sedgwick have returned from a trip to Vancouver.
P. P. Harrison
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public
Main Ollice
Courtenay            Phone 26S
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone Hill or 24
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
V    Jlffi   *N
_ S *7cra~*jfe •--.-*=■;  J
WHEN Captain Vancouver was cruising the
Pacific Coast. . . when the French Revolution was exciting attention . . . something
different happened to business In London City.
A Stock Exchange was organized.
At the start, the Institution met only when
occasion warranted. But as business progressed
and the growth of joint stock companies increased
the market for securities, tlie Exchange grew In
From time to time changes were made which
Increased the efficiency of the exchange. Today a
well-nigh perfect system has been evolved. The
Vancouver Stock Exchange has thc full benefit of
more than 150 years experience of thc London
Stock Exchange . . . r.r'nclplcs of stock exchange
trading which are In force today In London. Paris,
New York, Montreal, Vancouver.
They govern the election of members ... the
operation of a Clearing House, thc trading rules on
the "Floor," thc machinery of offering and bidding
for stocks, the liability of members to the Exchange
. * . and the control the Exchange exercises over
those members.
Compared with great stock exchanges of world
centres, thc operation of the Vancouver Stock
Exchange is small in size . . , but equally great ln
protection to the investor. A charter, passed and
assented to by the Provincial Government 25th
April, 1907, governs its operations. The principles
of tills Charter are identical with those of other
The foundations of the Vancouver Stock Exchange,
like those of London and New Vork, rest on public
confidence nnd goodwill. Thc Exchange serves as a
channel for the supply and demand of stocks and
as a means of Interesting capital In Industrial
/Vein York
Thit advetlitentcnt h publithti by Mentbert of the Vancouver Slock Exchange in order to
dinetninale information concerning ihe function* of a Slock Exchange and the Buiinrii of
Buying *nd Selling Seeuiilies.
24— -TELEPHONE--—100       I
Charlie Dalton j
Meets Boat at Union Bav Evory
Sunday Morning
P.D.Q. Daily Freight Line
Courtenay to Nanaimo
Leave Courenay 9 a.m., returning from Nanaimo the
same day.   Connections made at Nanaimo with
Victoria and Port Alberni Stages.
—Furniture Moving a Specialty—
Courtenay   178;   Cumberland  77;   Qualicum  64R;   Nnnalmo  It
Automobile Side Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Start the New
-Year Right -
with something ELECTRICAL
Hotpoint or Maning-Bowman
I    Percolators   $12.00
*     Toasters        6.95
t    Warming Pads         9.50
j    Xmas Tree Sets (Mazda) ....     1.85
i    Egg Cookers       7.25
|    Curling Irons       5.00
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.  Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired. N
Phones i and 61 Cumberland, B.C.     |
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
tW     PROMPT ATTENTION     "^gj
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—     WOOD
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
, itseastesaraa'e'ESwesM
 all the wanted lines carried
Central barber Shop
A. GATZ, Proprietor
A full stock of Powders, Creams, Brilliantine and
Perfumes carried
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
=*■**= FRIDAY, JANUARY Hid, 1980.
Talking     ILO-ILO THEATRE    Talking
This Week-End
JANUARY 2, 3 and 4
See and Hear Ted Lewis,
the Columbia Phonograph
Art.it tinging some of
the latest Jazz Kits. Seo
and Hear dancing revues
—have, a  good   time!
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 6-7-8
"Words and
A Comedy of college life told
in "Words and Music"
While the professors are away
the students play - - and
sing and dance
Lois Moran in
Fox Movietone Musical Revue
"Words and Music"
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PATSY RUTH MILLER-edmundbreese
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A Heartbeat
Canadian Medical Association
Announcement has recently been made that E. W. BeSaw
(at right) formerly Vice-President and General Manager of the
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. of Canada, Limited has been
promoted to President. Mr. BeSaw started with the company in
1909 as a salesman and has had a most brilliant career. Harvey
S. Firestone (at left) rubber pioneer and one of the world's
outstanding figures in commerce and industry has been made
Chairman of the Board.
Neary 20 years ago u young fellow by the name of Karl W. BeSaw
walked into the office of Harvey S.
Firestone and asked for a job.
"I want a job selling tires with
your concern," he told the now fatuous rubber pioneer.
"Why?" he was asked.    "Because
him a college education, but Earl
studied nights and holidays while
selling tires in the great undeveloped
Western States, in a way that pleased his superiors and he became
branch manager of the Des Moines
branch of Firestone.
His rise was rapid, and in  1914
I believe in you, Mr. Firestone, and t he was promoted to the post of West-
my judgement leads me also to be-, ern District Manager. His appolnt-
lieve that there will be real oppor-■ ment as Western Sales Manager and
tunities for growth and development Assistant General Sales Manager fol-
in the Tire Industry." | lowed,   and   in   1919   Be   Saw   was
Harvey S. Firestone was just really getting his own foothold then—
he was making the first steps which
would later make him one of the
most famous men in commerce and
BeSaw got the job. For 20 years
he has been an indefatigable worker.
This week Mr. BeSaw attended the
annual stockholders' meeting of the
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.
At the close of the Directors' Meeting which was held immediately afterwards, Mr. Firestone greeted him
with the following words: "Well, Mv.
BeSaw, you've been made President
of the Canadian Company."
The story of Earl W. BeSaw is the
story of a boy with only a high school
education and whose parents wore
in a very modest circumstances and,
of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
of Canada, Ltd., Mr. BeSaw stated
"Canada's future is unquestioned.
Her national resources are only be-
therefore, not in a position to give
Good Service
Reasonable Charges
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Get your money down for
the fastest, funniest, most
furious comedy run in history! "The Hottentot" is
a laugh-a-minute, thrill-a-
minute winner! Dynamited with the sparkling dialogue of Willie Collier's
screaming stage success.
Paul Rssvere, Lady Godiva and
Earl Sands, had nothing on Edward Everett Hornton on Tho
Hotentott! Here's the fastest,
funniest, most furious ride in
history!    You'll gasp  for your
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named General Sales Manager. He
next occupied the position of Vice-
President of the former Oldfield
Company—a subsidiary of Firestone.
In 1920 Harvey Firestone decided
to expand in Canada. He foresaw
great possibilities in the Canndian
territory and made BeSaw Vice-
President and General Manager of
the Canadian Company. BeSaw took
his new position in December 1922
at Hamilton and supervised the production of approximately 100 tires
and 200 tubes a day. Canada grew
BeSaw grew, and the plant's production was turned into 6000 tires
and 6000 tubes a day. Expansion in
1927 doubled the plant and the Firestone Company in Canada is now one
of the leading industries in the Dominion.
In expressing his keen appreciation of his appointment as President
ginning to be developed and her export trade is expanding rapidly. Our
Canadian organization is complete
from Coast to Coast and we enter
the year of 1930 with a most modern
factory, a loyal staff of workers, a
sales force, trained in today's merchandising methods and notwithstanding Firestone's rapid growth in
Canada during the past six years,
we look for even greater developments in the future."
Questions concerning Health, addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College St., Toronto, will be answered persoually
by correspondence.
The Problem of  Sweet*  for
Under the above title has been
published a report of the Committee
on Nutritional Problems of the American Public Health Association,
Judging from thc quantity of correspondence we receive asking for information on this subject, we believe
that our readers will be interested in
having a summary of this authoritative report.
The report points out our need
for several substances in our foods,
and the danger in allowing a onesided food, such as pure sugar, to
take the place of the many-sided
foods. It is sated that while bread'
stuffs and meats are desirable foods,
"they can never mako a properly-
balanced diet, and the least of all
for a growing child, even though a
hardy explorer may be aide to live
for a long time on such a diet without showing or feeling any noticeable injury." It is emphasized that
that fruits and vegetables, in providing the necessary minerals and vitamines, are "protective foods," as
they protect us from all the ill-ef*
fects resulting from Llie lack of such
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New Year
Our stocks are now complete with new seasonable goods, at
most reasonable prices. An early visit will be appreciated to
look over our stocks, so you may solve your wants and be
satisfied, as follows. —SHOP EARLY.
All well known brands of Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Tobacco,
Pouches, Cigarette Tubes, Cases, Cigarette Lighters, Ash
Trays and Tobacco Jars and Sets.
All well known makes of the Best Chocolates,  in all sizt
from half-pound up to 6-pound boxes.
EXTRA   SPECIAL—Large  Box   Family   Assorted  Choc     i
olatei   or   Assorted   Cnndy   at        1.35   per   box.
Christmas Stockings—Best Value Ever—all sizes; also Bon-
Bons, Crackers,  Novelties, etc.
Fancy Dishes, Cups and Saucers, Bon-Bon and Cake Plates,
Bowls, Berry Sets, Tea Sets, Wine Glasses and Tumblers,
all sizes,  etc,
Cuttlery, Tea Spoons, Carving Sets, Table Sets, Stainless
Knives and Forks, etc.
Full stock of Pocket Knives, Straight Razors, Safety Razor-
Watches, Alarm Clocks, Flash Lights, etc.
Al! sizes of Sleighs at  95c., $1.15, $1.25, up
Fancy Christ inns Candies, Bon Bons, Jellies, etc., at 35c. per
tb., 3   lb*   for $1.00; and 40c. per   tb., 2   tbs.  for 75c.
EXTRA   SPECIAL—34    tb.   Palll   Fancy   Mixed
Candies at  $1.15 per pall
substances when we live too largely
upon bread-stuffs and meats. The
"most important of the protective
foods is milk"—a statement which
cannot be too often reiterated.
"It is a sobering thought that sugar, as it now comes into commerce,
is the most completely devoid of proteins, vitamins, and mineral elements
of all the foods which we give our
children. From the nutritional
standpoint, therefore, it would seem
that BUgar should be of all foods the
most cautiously used in feeding children, lest it displace too much of the
food which can do whnt it cannot,
in supplying thc proteins, vitamins,
and mineral elements which children
need so urgently and so abundantly
for their healthy growth and development."
It is pointed out that in nature,
sugar is not found in concentrated
forms, ami tbat too much sugar may
spoil the appetite for valuable foods
with less pronounced flavour," in
general, the proper place of sugar. .
. . .is not in such concentrated
forms as candy, nor in the indiscriminate and execessive sweetening of
all kinds of foods, but rather as a
preservative and flavour to facilitate
the introduction into the child's dietary of larger amounts of the fruit
and milk, the importance of which
to chilli health has been increasingly
emphasized with each year's progress
In our knowledge of nutrition.
Union Bay
Bob Searle, of the Royal Bunk. Port
Alberni, spent the Christmas holiday
With his parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. T.j
Rev. nnd Mrs. J. H, Hobbins have as
(heir guests, Mrs A. Williams and Mrs.
Shipton, of Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Glover had as
their guests during thc week, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Lund, of Portland, unci Ray
Glover, of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mr.s, Cecil Stubbs, of Nanaimo, spent the holiday in town.
After spending a few days In town,
Mi.ss Oretta Kay returned to Vancouver on Thursday.
John Jack, of Cowichnn Lake, was
a visitor in town during the week.
After spending the past week In Nu-
nalmo, J. Walters returned home on
A. McCulloch is visiting with friends
In  Vancouver.
Brethren Instal
New Officers
The officers of Hiram Lodge No. 14.
A. F. & A. M., were installed on Friday
evening. G. W. Stubbs, P.M., acted
ns an efficient installing master, assisted by other past masters, and the following were placed in ofllce:
J. M. Mitchell, master; L. D. Piket,
immediate past master; W. H. Silver.
For your Table—Mixed Nuts, Fancy Glace and Crystal
Fruits, Preserved Ginger, Crystalized Ginger, Table Kaisins.
Layer Figs, Cake Decorations,
Christmas  Fruit Cake  in  all varieties and  sizes,  from  1   lb.,
2 lb., -'i lb„ 4  lb. sizes.
Wind Mills and Aeroplanes full of Christmas Biscuits al 65c.
Ve Old Knglish Wines (non-alcoholic), Port, Loganberry.
Black Cherry and Ginger, Cnnada Dry Dinger Ale, Assorted
Pop ,ctc.
Kitchen Ware, etc.—Aluminum Kettles, Tea Pots, Percolators, Double Boilers, Pots, Quick Cooker, Waterless Cookers,
Pie Plates, Bread Pans, Jelly Pans, Oval Boast Pans.
Electric Irons, Percolators, Curling Irons nnd Electric Warmers.    Globes in all sizes, etc.
Silver Plated Ware, Salts and Peppers, Vases, Candle Sticks.
Full stock of Fresh Fruits nnd  Vegetables.
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ItoomS   Sh'Hin   Heated
IV.  MfcltltlFIKM),  Prop.
Itjers ami Dry Cleaners
Spociai family laundry rate.
Orders loft at the Ritz Cafe,
'phone 150, Cumberland will ro-
eetVe prompt attention, A trial
order will convince you.
Telephones: Courtenay, H26
Cumberland 1K0
senior warden; G. H. Thomas, Junior
warden; George J. Cliffe, senior deacon; B. P. Allard, junior deacon; A. B.
Ball, chaplain; J. W. Lake, organist;
G. W. Stubbs, P.M., director of ceremonies; R. S. Baker, senior steward;
J. M. Saunders, junior steward; Wallace W. Baikie. inner guard; Walter
Brown, P.M., tylor. The treasurer,
Fred Field, and the secretary, W. A.
W, Hames. P.M., had been re-elected.
After installation ceremony, an enjoyable banquet, catered for by Mra.
W. Brown, was held tn the enlarged
refreshment room.
The Chinese Minister in London, Dr.
W. Chen, tells amusing stories in perfect Englisli. One that he is fond of
relating concerns a well-known society
woman who started to patronize a
Chinese laundry recently establlihed
in Soho. One day she called in person
to lodge a mild complaint, and thinking the owner only knew pidgin English she tried it on him.
"Me no likce my washee blought
home Fliday" she said. "Why you no
blingec washee Thursday?"
And the suave Chinaman replied:
"Madam, I regret it was not convenient."
A curtain
caught in
the receiver
With service on the tis
telephone! of a six-party
line suspended, apparently
because a receiver was off
its hook, a repairman set
out from the Hammond
telephone office to remedy
the trouble. He drove five
miles into the country, visiting each home on the party
line in turn, .md, as luck
would li.ivc it, did not find
the source of the trouble
until he reached the sixth
and last house. He found
thc receiver in its place all
right, but a curtain, blown
from a nearby window, waa
caught   in   thc  hook.
King George
(Victor Bonora, Proprietor)
Modern in Every Respect
DutlBmulr Avenue
Cumberland, H.C.
kn»wraaaBffiuaMU^HHH» PAGE FOUR
New Year
Something special for the New Year in
the way of Curtain goods. We have heen
fortunate in securing about 500 yards of
Scotch Madras .Muslin. 45 inches wide,
real good quality, and will give extra good
wear.    Our  pi'ici
while  it  lasts  will be
on time as it sure will
j       A  IV«  hundred yards ol' Cretonne in a
I       goorl variety of colors, all one price—,15c
5 per yard of 8 yards for a Dollar.
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Mrs. Haslam, of Powell River, and
Miss Mossey, of Vancouver, are guests
at the home of their parents. Mr. and
Mayor Alex Maxwell left on New
Year's Day for Vancouver to attend
(he meeting of the hoard of arhitra-
tors In the matter of the proposed
purchase by the city of the Electric
Light Company.
Mr. and Miss Montgomery, of Vancouver, are guests of their sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Miss Evelyn Laing and Mr. Braund,
of the government office .staff, spent
Christmas au their homes In Victoria,
while J. J, McCready, also of the gov
eminent office, was a visitor to Van
Mr.s. Mossey, West Cumberland.
Miss  Violet  Robertson  returned  to
her home on Monday from Cumberland hospital where she recently underwent an operation for appendicitis.
•   *   •
John Thomson, who has been very
ill at his home here during the past
week, is showing improvement.
•   •   •
A large congregation attended the
service at Cumberland United church
on Sunday evening when the much'
appreciated music of the special
Christmas .services of last week was by
I request repeated In addition, Miss
| Jessie MacDonald. of Vancouver, sang
the solo. "The Holy City."
Mr. and Mrs. Jus. Thomson, of
Bowser, visited the latter's parents
during the week, proceeding later to
Vancouver for a visit to thc former's
si ia In
The Cumberland District Centre
First Aid Classes
at 5:45 p.m. in the
the lectures will be given by
A, J. Taylor, D.M., D.O., O.S.J.B.R., F.R.I.
All persons male or female, wishing to take up this
study please communicate with the secretary, W.
Whyte. I'hone No. I). Cumberland, or address Box 35f>
Text Books will be supplied at  cost price to students.
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First Aid for
Motor Troubles
ilie trouble In a jiffy and fix it with dispatch,
m us the next time anything goes wrong
car. You will find expert, courteous service
by trained mechanics. You will also lind that we do
work al   rates lower than  those charged  elsewhere.
Henderson Motors
Third SI reel
Ask Your Friends.
Mrs. Mort. of Campbell River, was
tiie guest of Mr. and Mrs. Saunders
over the week-end.
* •    *
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, of Nanaimo.
are visitors to Cumberland and are
guests at the home of Mrs. Wheeler'i
parents, Mr. and Mr.s. S. Cameron, Sr
* ♦    •
Mr.s. Jack MacDonald. of Seattle, arrived Saturday lo attend the funeral
of her brother. Mr. Jas. Rees.
There was a large attendance at the
whist drive and dance held by the
First Aid Association at Memorial Hall
on Christmas night. Sixteen tables of
cards were in play, prizes being awarded: Ladies, first. Mrs. A. Clark: second. Mrs. Carney; gentlemen, flrst. Ed.
Hughes; second. Chas, Walker. A jolly dance followed, for whicli music
was supplied by tlie Merrymakers' orchestra.
* ♦    *
Miss Doreen Bickerton entertained
on Friday evening at a social for several young friends on the occasion of
her birthday at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. C. Whyte. Whist was
played, tlie prize winners being, first.
Miss Edna Walker; second, a tie be-
tween Alice Brown and Ivy Frew, the
latter winning on the cut of the cards.
Many jolly games were also enjoyed by
the young folks. Supper was served
at a prettily decorated table centred
by the lovely birthday cake. Place
cards for each guest were baskets of
candy. Invited guests were Misses Ivy
Frew, Edna Watson. Alice Brown,
Gertie Davis, May and Margaret Beveridge. Jean Quinn and Audrey De
* ♦    ♦
Winners of valuable prizes at L. R
Stevens' annual Christmas drawing
were: Ladies, first, Miss F. McDonald,
pearl brooch; second, Miss C. Harrison.
3-piece tea set; gentlemen, flrst, H.
j Devlin, wrist watch; second, D. Hunden, Jr.. cigarette case.
Harry McLean, of Port Alberni. was
here during the last week renewing
acquaintances, Mr. McLean spent Ills
boyhood days In Cumberland,
* •    •
Out-of-town  relatives  who attended
the funeral on Sunday of the late
Hugh Heyes were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Bennett, of Victoria (undo and aunt);
Messrs, Andy and Ernest Bennett (uncles); Colin Bennett (cousin) from
Nanaimo; Mrs. Peter Derbyshire, Mrs.
Andy Watson and Mrs, Jos. Hines, or
Nanaimo (auntsp; and Mrs. S. G.
Wheelan. of Vancouver (sister).
Mrs. Robert Gray, or Vancouver, attended the funeral on Sunday of her
brother-in-law, the late Joseph Rees,
Whon a woman plans a party, the
fun consists in making a list of those
she won't invite.
Thi^ meat his army
Will     v">t.
marches on this shop with his
ti'oops of hungry followers they
nt once capitulate to our choice
collection of hitfh charactered
ment stuffs. Vou can both discover and satisfy an appetite
in this well kept, clean market.
Phone  IH We  Deliver
Dr. Douglas Sutherland spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
• *    •
Mrs. Evans, of Victoria, was a recent
visitor here, the guest of her sister.
Mrs. J. C. Brown.
Miss Loggie. of Vancouver, ls the
house guest of Dr. and Mrs. G. K.
• •    •
Mrs. Haslam. ol Nanaimo, arrived
on Thursday on a visit lo her sister.
Mrs. Robt. McNeil.
• #     •
Mr. and Mrs, Hugh McLean and Mr.
and Mrs! Robert Strachan spent
Christmas with relatives here. Mr.
McLean and Mr. Strachan returned
home during the week.
• « •
Miss Sadie Brown and Miss Chrissic
Sutherland, who are on the staff ol
the Port Alberni public school, arrived
at the week-end to spend the holidays
with (heir parents here.
Miss Marjorie Brown and Jack Horbury, who are taking the teachers'
training course at Vancouver Normal
school, have arrived home to spend
• *    *
Frank Potter and bride were visitors to relatives here, arriving on Saturday on their honeymoon tour. Mr.
Potter's marriage to Miss Monica
Mooney. of Kamloops, took place in
Vancouver on Friday morning inst.
They left Sunday en route for Kamloops where they will reside and where
Mr. Potter is a member of the teaching staff of the high schol.
• •    •
Miss Rhoda Walton, of Victoria, arrived Thursday to visit Miss Madge
»    *    •
Mr. and Mrs. Husband leave Tuesday
morning for Nanaimo where they will
spend the New Year's holiday with
• *    •
Cumberland Welsh Society's regular
whist drive and dance was held at the
Memorial Hall on Saturday evening.
There were 16 tables in play at the
cards. Mrs, Spence and Mrs. A. Wain
captured ladies' first and second prizes
respectively with Frank Monaco and
Mr. Schmidt leading in the men's division. Tiie ladies of the society served
refreshments in their usual fine style
immediately after which a jolly dance
began whicli lasted till midnight. A
capacity crowd was present. Jimmy
Walker and his Maple Leaf orchestra
supplied snappy dance music.
Mr.and Mrs. Fred Dallos, of Portland are visiting; relatives iu town
during the holidays.
• +    *
Miss Christine McKinnon left on
Saturday for a holiday in Vancouver.
Jinunie Robertson left on Monday
for Vancouver, where he is employed,
after spending Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Robertson,
West Cumberland.
»    *    t
Mr. and Mrs. Davis, of Chase River
(Nanaimo), and sons were out-of-town
relatives who motored here to attend
the funeral of their son-in-law, the
late Joseph Rees.
Jack McLean, who attends high
school in Vancouver, came over to
spend the vacation with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. D. McLean.
• t    •
Mr. and Mrs. G. Westfield, who spent
Mr. and Mr.s. H. Husband and chil-
dren left for Nanaimo on Tuesday to
spend New Year's holiday with I
friends in Nanaimo.
*    •    ■
Mr. J. J. McCready left on Tues-1
day morning to spend New Year holiday at his home in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mumford left
by  motor on   Monday  morning for
Victoria where they will spend New ! 1^
Year   holiday    with    relatives    and Inl
friends. jijy
Messrs. Malcolm Stewart and Alf. la
McNiven returned from Vancouver in]]
on Saturday last where they spent liis!
Christmas vacation. They will stay jhl
with friends in Cumberland for the Is!
New Year .then go on to Bloedel's ;|ff|
where  they  are  employed. [iS!
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered Immediately
following the morning service at the
Cumberland United Church, Sunday,
January thc 5th, at 11 a.m. Sunday
evening,   ut   7   o'clock,   New   Year's
Jack Sweeney, a former Cumberland boy who entered the fight game
whilst a resident of Powell River, hut
who now claims his home ns Seattle
bas heen matched to fight Kid Stubbs
hard hitting Victoria boxer in thc
main ten round bout nt the Central
Mr. and Mrs. James Whyte, of
Powell River are visiting Mr.
iVhyte's mother, Mrs, Thomas Ben-
ictt,  West Cumberland.
• *    •
The many friends of Mr. T. An-
Icrson, the old time Cumberland,
■■esident, who has been very ill in
St. Joseph's Hospital, will he pleased
io know thnt he has been moved to
Itis home at Sandwick, having improved considerably during the pnst
few days.
*   #   #
Mrs. John Stant left Thursday
morning for Vancouver.
Miss Margaret Richardson spent a
few days vacation in Nanaimo.
• •    •
Miss Donna McRae is spending a
few days holiday with friends at.
Union Bay.
• • •
Messrs. W. ami N. Richards have
returned to the city after spending
a short holiday in Nanaimo and South
Mr. Herbert Gibson returned lo
Cumberland on Monday after spending a week's vacation  in  Seattle.
• *    ♦
Victor Spencer spent the New-
Year holiday with his parents Mr.
and Mrs. George Spencer at the
Waverley  Hotel.
• • •
Mr. W. H. Devlin, of Vancouver,
arrived in town to spend New Year
with his brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Devlin. He will
return to his home on the mainland
this week end.
• . •    •
Mrs. A. B. Clinton left on Wednesday for Vancouver in connection
with ihe sitting of the Arbitration
Board in the Electric Light question.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Jr.,
and young daughter spent New Yenr
iu Victoria, the guests of Mr. ami
Mrs. W. eHnderson, Sr.
Tlie Misses Margaret and Nina McKee spent the holidays with their
sister Mrs. W. S. Woods.
-    Lang's   -
for Coughs, Colds nnd La Grippe, etc.
-    Lang's    -
Bronchial Mixture
for Acute Bronchitis or any Cough which is of
a dry or harsh nature.
75c   ,,KiCE   75c
Lang's Drug Store
Layritz Nurseries Ltd.
Est. 181)0
We have everything you want for Orchard or Garden.
Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs in great variety.
Now is the time to plant
b —Catalogue Free—
1        Local Agent: Mr. Preston Bruce, Box 127, Cumberland
The family and relatives of the
late Mv. Joe Rees take this opportunity of thanking all those friends
who, by their ready help and sympathy did so much to soften the pain
causes) by the sudden death of a
loving husband, son and brother,
lho last week In Seattle with relatives, 1 Special thanks are also tendered to
were recalled owing to the death of 1 those friends who very kindly sent
Mrs. Westneld's brother, Hugh Heyes. [ floral tributes and loaned their ears
They returned on Saturday. | on thc occasion of thc funeral.
Jm**t**frimt*s«tyimt~~l\]flim*^ j
"A Penny Saved"
said wise old Franklin, "is a Penny Earned".
And it is prefeetly true!   Start the year right—make
it a thrift year by purchasing your	
Mann's Bakery
The Home of High Class*Cakes and Paslries
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Mumford's Grocery
If You (iel II At Mumford's It's Good
Phone 71 Deliveries Daily
Imperial and Ethyl
High Quality Gas
Take the advice of those who know and stick to ONE
brand of gasoline. Adjust your carburetor for it, and
use it EXCLUSIVELY to get tho best results.
When you choose our gasoline, you make a wise choice
for it is the BEST sold today.
Cumberland Motor Works
Phone 77
Next to P. O.
Official Garage of the Automobile Club of British Columbia


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