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The Cumberland Islander May 8, 1931

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Popular Member
Of Rod and Gun
Club Succumbs
Funeral Thia Friday Erening in the
Cumberland Cemetery
Edward John Morris, better known
as "Teddy" died on Wednesday afternoon in the Cumberland General
hospital, after a lengthy illness, at
the age of 45 years. The deceased
was a popular disciple of Isaac Walton. He had been a resident of Cumberland for about eight years and
during hiK residence here came to
know every fishing stream at the
north end of Island. He was particularly fond of that beauty spot, Oyster
River, and even out of the fishing
season could ofton be seen an that
A native of Resolven, Glamorganshire, South Wales, he served in
France with the Imperial forces, joining the Oth Welsh regiment. He was
gassed twice and finally invalided out
of the army. Following the war he
made a trip to Australia, then back
to South Wales where he stayed for
a short time before coming to Canada
about eight years ago.
He was an employee of the Canadian Collieries up to the time of taking sick some months ago. He gradu-
illyoew weaker and died on Wednesday. The funeral took place this
Friday afternoon from the undertaking parlors of T. E. Banks, Dunsmuir avenue, interment taking place
in the Cumberland cemetery, with the
Rev. J. R. Hewitt officiating. He was
followed to his last resting place by
a large number of the members of
the Cumberland Rod and Gun Club,
the Cumberland branch of the Canadian Legion, Cumberland Welsh Society and a host of sympathetic
Pall bearers were Messrs. W. How-
ells, W. Braes, J. L. Brown, Fraser
Watson and W. Williams.
The deceased leaves no near relatives, his mother and father pre-de-
ceased him some timo ago and his
only brother was killed whilst serving
with the forces in Mespotamia.
Church Worker
Is Honored
Members of Holy Trinity church
held a delightful social evening on
Wednesday at the Church Hall, when
Mrs. L. H. Finch was presented with
two beautiful upholstered easy chairs
in recognition of her services as organist to the church. Rev. Ml*. Hipp
made the presentation and in an address said how much they all appreciated the services rendered by Mrs.
Finch to the church. His address was
followed by two short speeches from
Mr. W. Eadie, vicar's warden, and
Mr. G. Apps, people's warden. Mrs.
Finch feelingly replied in a few well
chosen remarks, for their beautiful
gifts which had come as a complete
surprise to her. In the earlier part
of the evening whist was played, 10
tables being engaged. Mrs. Kenmare
received ladies's prize and Mr. G.
Apps the gent's. Whist was followed
by a few musical items, Mrs. D.
James and Miss Sheila Conway rendering delightful solos and Mr. and
Mrs. Mumford, Mrs. Robinson and
Mr. Finch contributing a quartette.
Dancing was indulged in for a short
time, the party breaking up after
spending a most enjoyable evening
Courtenay Bees
Defeat Eagles
Sunday afternoon saw the opening
of the baseball season here when an
exhibition game was played between
the Courtenay Busy Bees and the
Cumberland Eagles, resulting in a decisive win for the former with a score
of 13 to a. Courtenay's scoring started
in the third innings when, with Ducoa
on first by virtue of a passi Bill McKee, who. when he hits certainly does
slam that pill, drove thc ball past third
base nearly to the river for the circuit,
ln fact he was passed third base before
the fielder had reached the ball. In
the fifth Innings the boys ran wild and
sent ten man across the pan. Apart
from this, the game was very evenly
played throughout although the visitors used three pitchers in an endeavor
to atop the slaughter. Por the locals
Quinn started and played a good game
for six Innings when relieved by Reg.
Laver. Ducca, behind the bat, played
a good game.
The players were:
Courtenay—McNeil 2b; McLeod lb;
Ducca c; McKee ss; Oreen 3b; Stephens cl; Quinn p; Thompson rf; McKenzie If; C. Laver of; R. Laver p.
Cumberland—McNeil 3b; Hill Ib;
McLellan rf; Conrad 01 Bartoldi ss;
Conn If; McFarlane 2b; Davis of; Stant
p; Howey p; Coombs p,
Umpire—Rab Robinson.
L. Lund, an employee of the Dollar
Camp at Deep Bay was injured this
week in the woods, a log rolling and
crushing him rather severely. He Is a
patient in the Cumberland General
Hospital and is getting along towards
convalescenece as well as can he expected.
Judgement was reserved on Monday by the Supreme Court of Canada
in the City of Cumberland versus the
Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.,
Limited case. This case arises out of
an arbitration award as to the value
of the property of the company
which the city seeks to take over.
Empire Day Will
Be Memorable One
Arrangement.  CompUUss);  All Committee. Working Woll
Empire Day will be celebrated in
Cumberland on Monday, May 26th,
and it is confidently expected that
this year's celebration will be a memorable one. All committees have met
and made final arrangements so that
on the appointed day nothing will
be left to chance. The chairmen of
the various committees have gone
over the list of members of the committees and have made changes
wherever found necessary. Whilst
there has been a slight modification
in some of the events, none of the
races for the young children were interfered with, it being the wish of all
concerned that the kiddies be catered
to first. Given fine weather we will
have a celebration on the 25th well
worth while.
Eighty-Seven Year
Old Pioneer Is
We are pleased to announce that
Mr. Alex. Urquhart, eighty-seven year
old pioneer of the Comox district, is
recovering from shock sustained in a
car accident on Siwash Hill last Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Urquhart, accompanied by his
grandson, young Mr. Alkenhead, of
Ladysmith, was going up the hill towards Comox when he was overtaken
by a car driven by Mr. L. Clarkson. He
was going very slowly and was apparently well over towards the left side of
the road. Desiring to pass, Mr. Clark-
son sounded his horn and, believing he
had clearance, attempted to pass, taking well into the ditch to do so. However, his rear fender grazed the front
fender of Mr. Urquhart's car which
then swung over and plunged down the
side of the hill, which ls quite steep
at this point, and crashed into a tree.
Fortunately the car did not turn over.
Mr. E. L. Macdonald, who happened
to be passing as the accident happened, assisted in extricating Mr. Urqu-
F.O.E. Auxiliary
And Mother's Day
Upwards of 76 guests sat down to
a delicious banquet held in the Cumberland hall on Wednesday evening,
under the auspices of the Ladies'
Auxiliary of the F.O.E., 1063, in
commemoration of Mother's Day. The
tables were beautifully decorated
with lovely flowera in various colors,
all present doing full justice to the
many appetizing and very tempting
dishes placed before them. The refreshments were supplied by the ladies' auxiliary, Mrs. S. Covert, A.P.P.
acting as convener in her usual capable manner. Mrs. Mary Frelone in
her capacity as chairman, opened the
banquet, all singing "Praise Be to
God on High." Mrs. Stockand, V.P.,
extended greetings to all the guests
present. Six mothers with daughters
in the auxiliary were each presented
with a lovely basket in the shape of
a huge tea rose, filled with delicious
home-made candy. While the presentations were being made, all present
joined in singing "Mother." The
daughters marched down the hall in
single file to make the presentations
to their mothers who were as follows:
Mrs. McKay, Mrs. Bradley, both of
Union Bay; Mrs. M. Frelone, Mrs.
Ruth Richardson, Mrs. Schmidt and
Mrs. Ellen Miller. Mrs. Emma Potter
an old esteemed member also received a basket. Toasts were offered and
songs sung in the following order:
Song, Mrs. James; toast to Mother,
Mrs. S. Covert; reading, Mrs. Bradley; song, Mrs. Mary Frelone; Toast
to Daughters, Mrs. McKay; remarks,
Madame President Mrs. Bates and
P. P. Derbyshire; dance" Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Potkinghorne; song,
Mrs. Richardson; remarks, Mrs. S.
Covert; community singing by members and guests; quartette, Mesdames
M. Frelone, Kate Weir, Ruth Richardson and Miss M. Richardson. Miss
Delina Frelone presided at the piano.
Short speeches were given by various
guests expressing their appreciation
for the lovely time they had had.
The programme was brought to a
close by all singing the popular songs
"Good Night Ladies" and "For Auld
Lang Syne."
hart and at the old gentlemen's request
conveyed, him to his home in Courtenay. Mr. Alkenhead escaped with
minor injuries but Mr. Urquhart suffered considerably from the shock.
Miss Isabel Brown, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown, is visiting
in Vancouver and Victoria.
For quite a number of years. The
Herald has been trying to get home
the fact that things were not going
very well with the coal industry of
the Island. Of course we were thinking first, last, and all the time of Nanaimo. We said what we had to say
as best we knew how, and we cannot
flatter ourselves that we ever raised
a ripple on the placid waters of our
civile life. We had, in the beginning
what we thought would prove a remedy for the condition of things which
we could see corning to us. There
may have been some one or two citizens who agreed with us but we
never heard from them, and no more
did any one else. And now, as a city,
let us say that we have reached the
depths of depression, and the future
is steaked with no ray of hope. We
would hate to be called a crqsker, hot
things are not so good. The City
Council, at its meeting on Monday
night, announced that it could no
longer look after thu local situation.
The fact is that Nanaimo is not only
suffering from a general world-wide
depression but it is the victim of an
unprecedented agglomeration of local
conditions. Neither the Council nor
the city can cope with the conditions
now confronting Nanaimo. The conditions now existing in Nanaimo, and
in every coal mining town and settlement on the Island, are most emphatically the business of tho Provincial
and Dominion Governments. The
Provincial Governments have deliberately and consistently Ignored the
claims and the well-being of the Island coal Industry, and the Dominion Governments have measured their
paces to the crack of the whips of the
\»K interests. Now that we are marching us jauntily as we know how along
the ragged edge of ruin, let us for
a minute or two look over what the
provincial press has to say.
We will begin with the Victoria
Times. Some company or some organization in the Maritime Provinces has
notified the manufacturers of Ontario that unless they can give more
business to the coal mines of Nova
Scotia, they will shift their business
tn Quebec. This as we, understand it
is reciprocity, the principle upon
which, when it was extended to the
United States, Sir Wilfrid Laurier
fought and lost the election of 1911.
The Victoria Times sees in this announcement only the wielding of the
big stick. As we see it, it Is only a notice to the manufacturers of Ontario
that unless they ara willing to play
the game, the must agree to the gume
being called off. As wc understand
reciprocity in business, it means an
equal interchange of business. So
long as there is a fair and equitable
interchange everything is alright; but
so soon as there creeps into the situation a bulge on the selling end or a
dint on the buying end, then it is all
off. It is the same with reciprocity as
with every other economic principle;
it is made or marred by human selfishness. Wherever you look in Canada you find sections of the community who want to enjoy, ail at once,
the advantage and benefits of reciprocity, of free trade and of protection.
If there is anything at all in reciprocity it is that business begets business. The individual, the company,
the group, or the community makes
a trading arrangement either In the
form of an understanding of an
agreement, the object of which Is to
ensure as nearly as possible an equal
exchange of business between all the
parties to the understanding or the
agreement. For example the people
of Nanaimo do a good deal of business with thc people of Vancouver
snd of Victoria. If there was any real
active reciprocity the people of these
two cities would buy Nanaimo coal
rather than American fuel oil. The
Times speaks of the trade the B. C.
mines would lose if the duty on imported American coal was raised. The
mines on the Island would lose nothing to speak of, and they would probably gain something from a duty on
American fuel oil coming Into British
Columbia. Had there heen any real
reciprocity In trading between the
two cities, Nanaimo would be In infinitely better shape today. Time was
when the major part of the output
of the Island mines was shipped to
California .Today, the oil wells of
California have driven Nanaimo cool
out of. the markets of British Columbia. If the big buildings of Victoria
and the people of Victoria had stayed
with Island coal, Ladysmith would
not have been a dead city, Victoria
would have been more prosperous,
and the other coal mining communities on the Island would not have
been face to face wth ruin. So far
as this part of the Island is concerned The Victoria Times cannot even
attempt a definition of reciprocity.
Then there was The Vancouver
Province. Its withers arc all unstrung
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The cribbage tournament at the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
club which has been, dragging along
for weeks, reached thp final stages
this week and was completed. Three
sets of players all tied with the same
score when it wns derided to split the
tirst and second prizes equally amongst the six players. Those who will
share the prizes include: C. Walker,
and Is. Shearer; W. Younger and H.
Ellis, Sr.; H. Waterfield, Sr. and II.
Waterfield, Jr.
Interest Being
Maintained In The
Conservative Ass'n
Arrangements     Made     at     Monthly
Meeting   for   Delegate*   to
Attend Central Aii'n
Annual Meeting
There was a fairly good turn out
ut the. meeting of the Cumberland
Conservative Association on Monday night when the usual routine
business was transactod with president A. J. Taylor in* Ihe chair. Dr.
MacNaughton, M.L.A.. for district,
wns also present and outlined briefly
what it is hoped to do in the ma^er
of road work in the district. The
Hon. Minister of Public Works, Mr.
Bruhn, is expected in the district on
Wednesday when it is quite possible
a definite decision will bo given by
the Minister as to the nature of the
road work to be undertaken and the
time of starting. Dr. MacNaughton
pointed out that so far as he could
seo at the present time it would be
tho first of June beforo the general
road work started but it might be
possible to get the Minister to start
some local work beforo that time in
an effort to relievo tho unemployed
situation in the city of Cumberland
caused through the closing down of
No. 5 mine.
The meeting also wont on record
as favoring the writing to Premier
Tolmie and Premier Bonnott urging
both the Provincial and Dominion
Premiers to bring relief to thc coal
industry at the earliest possible moment
Thc annual meeting of^thc Comox
C'entral Conservative Association will
he held on Wednesday next at Courtenay and arrangements were made
nt the meeting of thc local association to send as many delegates as
possible. Tho Cumberland local is
now one of tho strongest, if not the
strongest in the Comox electoral district and interest in the affairs of tho
party is being well maintained. It is
hoped at least forty members will
journey to Courtenay on Wednesday,
as in addition to tho business which
usually crops up at annual meetings,
the Hon. Mr. Bruhn, Minister of Public Works is expected to be present
and address the meeting.
Deputy census enumerators for
Cumberland polling division hnvo
also been made and the names sent
into Ottawa for registration. All deputies will meet tho enumerator, Mr.
John McLeod within the next few
days and receive final instructions on
how to proceed.
The president announced beforo
the close of the meeting that transportation will bo provided for thoso
anxious to attend tho meeting at
Courtenay on Wednesday and cars
would bo at the memorial Hall at 7
o'clock in the evening, the meeting
starting at 8 o'clock sharp.
B.C. Government
Watch Tariff
Efforts On Coal
City Fathers In
Regular Session
The regular meeting of the city
council was presided over by His
Worship Mayor Maxwell on Monday
night nnd attended by Aldermen J.
Ledingham, J. Williams, W. Henderson, W. P. Symons and D. Banner-
A communication from tho secretary of the B.C. Pire Chiefs' Association was read with reference to the
first annual convention of tht association, when it was decided to send
a representee from the city of Cumberland to the convention. A communication from the British Columbia Electric Railway Company, water
department, ro hydrant rents in the
c:ty was ordered filed for future reference. McDiarmid and McDiarmid,
solicitors for the city in the Electric
Light Co. versus City caso, wrote
with reference to tho appeal before
tho Supreme Court of Canada; this
communication wus also ordered to
be filed.
The Department of Public Works
wrote in regard to thc relief act,
whon aftor a Little discussion, this
communication was ordered to be
laitf on the table until further information was received. The communication from the City of Sudbury, re deportation of undesirables
was ordered filed.
I'ills and accounts to the amount
of $204.50 were referred to the finance committee for payment. Included in this amount was an account
from Mr. Muirlr-ad, the engineer for
tho city in the Electric Light cose.
Reports of committees showed all
departments to bo working satisfactorily.
Thc general rate wa.s fixed at !l
mills and tho school rate at IH mills
for 1931 and bylaws nos. 92, 9.1 nnd
94 were adopted and passed.
Victorin, May 2.—Efforts of Mnri-
time coat operators to secure a
stronger tariff protection against
American coal importations into Ontario nre boing watched with keen interest by tho Government »f British
Columbia, which some years ago opposed such a proposal, fearing il
would close tho American markets to
thc Crows Nest. While no further
representations hnve beon mnde in
Ottawa in this connection, the Dominion Government, through its fuel
board, had boon fully appraised of
Situation in British Columbia, it is
stated by officials of the Department
nf Mines. Tho Province's interest in
the mattor lies in tho export of soft
coal to tho United States, mainly
from the Crow's Nest Pass and to a
-lesser extent from coast mines. In
1929 a total of .121,000 was exported
2:11,000 tons of which was from the
Crow's Nest Area. In 1030 a total of
123,000 tons of B.C. coal wns ox-
ported, 70,000 from coast points to
U.S. In addition, last yoar 19,000
tons were exported tn other points.
Total production within the Province
amounted to 1,887,000 tons in 1930.
Tho regular monthly mooting of
Cumberland Review, W.B.A,, will he
hold on Wednesday. May 13th, instead of Thursday. Usual time nnd
Only one Cumberland student
passed tho exams, at the U.B.C,
Stephen J. Jackson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Jackson, passing his second
year tests. A former Cumberland
boy, Victor Marinelli, in his third
year, trot through with a supplemental in English.
Attack  Mnde  on Cngliih  Dole   Plan
Now that the conservative premier
of this country .has made tho announcement that there will be no dole in
Canada, so far as his government is
concerned, but rather favors an unemployment Insurance scheme 011 a
contributory basis, it is of interest to
note what Dean Inge, of St. Paul's,
London, England, has to say about
tbo dole. Speaking recently at a
luncheon he snid:
"Our financial resources aro so
completely gone that wo could not go
to war again oven if wo wore slapped
in tho faco." declared the Doan. "Our
naval supremacy hns vanished, our
Empire is falling to pieces. There is
no confidence and no enterprise, All
we can see is a vast and ever-Increasing army of parasites who are paid
by the state not to work. Other nations havo scrapped the Institutions
that brought this state ofthings Into
existence. They have gono back, or
nre going back, to government by
the few or by one."
A special game has beon arranged
between Mayor Maxwell ami Dr. G.
K. MacNaughton, M.L.A. to mark
lho opening of tho Cumberland miniature golf course on Saturday nt l
p.m.. The golf course, built last year
upon iho site of tbo old brewery hns
turned nu unsightly corner Into a
beauty spot.
in looking back over tho activities
of the uid brewery, ono is reminded
of the days the brewery was first
established, Tin- first brow was mado
nn September 19th, 1000, nnd placed
on the market nf Christmas of the
snme year. Tho brewery continued
to operate until 1910 when it was
taken over l.y tbo Itclfle Interests,
Tho brewery ceased to operate about
that time and has remained Inactive
ever since. Tho machinery nml vats
wore removed a fow years ago ami
the building gradually torn down.
Now instead of n fow old buildings
on tho former brewery site, ono
views as one enters the city from
Courtenay 1 finely laid out piece of
ground. ,
Special Mother's Day services will
bo held at tbo Cumberland United
church on Suwlny nt 11 a.m. nnd 7
p.m. Appropriate music hy the
Choir.  Everybody welcome.
Mrs. Chas. MacDonald and sons,
of Third Street ami Maryport avenue
bad tbe misfortune to have thoir cue
skid in some loose gravel, near Campbell River and turn over, No one wns
seriously hurl but all wore rather
hndly shaken tip and bruised.
Robert Daniel Marsh, of Courtenay, who is charged with an assault on
a littlo Courtenay girl, camo up before .Magistrate G. Robert Bates on
Saturday morning last and wns committed I" Btnnd his trial at the next
nsizes in Nanaimo, Marsh is held in
Robert Aitken
Hurt At Bevan
Two   Loggeri   Hurt   On   Monday   at
Comox Logging Co. Camp
Robert Aitkon, of Cumlierland, received rather serious injuries on
Monday whilst following his occupation un the hill at tbo back of Bevan,
the Comox Logging Company's scene
of operations, Aitkon was struck hy
a falling snag, receiving severe head
and back injuries. He was rushed to
the Cumberland Ceneral Hospital
whore his injuries were attended tn.
Ho wns unconscious fnr upwards of
twenty-four hours and nt the present
time is resting as well as can bo expected.
Carl Martin, nf Headquarters, was
also injured nn Monday whilst working for the Comox Logging Co., when
he wns caught by a rolling log, both
legs being badly crushed, one being
Cumberland Doctor
Is Bereaved through
Death of Father
Dr. W. Bruce Gordon, of Cumberland, receive! word Thursday morning of the death of his father in Vancouver, following a brief illness. Tho
deceased gontloman resided in Victoria for a number nf years, coming
out frnm London, England over forty
years ago with his parents.
The lato Mr. Gordon served overseas with tho Stfth Fusiliers ,of Victorin, mid nfter a distinguished service and honorable discharge took up
residence in Vancouver on conclusion
of tho Great War. The family was
exceptionally well known in Victoria,
more especially among the pioneer
families, who will regret, vory much,
the passing of an early settler of the
capital of tho province.
ilo leaves to mourn his loss, bo-
sides bis Borrowing widow, two
daughters, one residing in Vancouver anil nm- in the States and one son,
Dr. W. Drtice Gordon, nf Cumberland. Dr. ami Mrs. Gordon left on
Thursday afternoon   fnr Vancouver
to attend the funeral.
Beer will not be delivered to private homos of Uritish Columbia as Is
proposed by the Liquor Control
i!.,aitl. if the Vancouver Presbytery
of the I'nited Church can prevent it.
A resolution was passed at tho meeting of the May Presbytery, held in.
Wesley Church on Tuesday and will
be forwarded to tho Liquor Control
Bohrd protesting In vigorous terms
ngainst the proposed change.
Courtenay rate payers voted on
Monday on the question of the weekly half holiday. They wore nsked to
vote in favor of a half-holiday on
Wednesday or Thursday .the result
being "n for Wednesday and 5 for
Thursday. One voter with a sense of
humor, voted for two half-holidays
whilst another Wrote nn his ballot,
"no half-holiday." Many oould not
get nwny to vote, Imi thoso who did
certainly plumped for Wednesday nfternoon.
Round the Town
'I Is*- Lariii ■' Ss-ssinir Club mol at
il'- hom * Mrs, WnUoii, Mary i
avenue on Wednesday evening for
their remilnr fortnightly mooting,
Dainty refresh m on tt waVo server] Ity
the homeia during the evening. Thone
prenonl Included, Mrs. E. II. Hicks.
Mrs. (.. K. MncNaughton, Mr», (*.
Nosh, Mrs. C. II. MncKlntOBh, Mis. C.
.1. Parnham, Mis. K. W. Biokle, Mrs.
.1. Ledlngham, Mrs. J. Hid;, Mrs. D.
McLean, Mrs. J. r. Brown, Mrs. .1.
W, Pramo, Mrs. .1. I:. Hewitt, Mrs.
li. B, MacDonald (Courtenay), Mrs.
Allen, Mrs. Ireland an.I .Mrs. Watson.
Mr. and Mrs w Henderson were
week-end visitors in Nnnaiino.
Malcolm Flliestt. nt Lang's Drug store
is visiting at  the capital.
Miss V. Allrlilerlonle ond Stanley
MounCC motored In Nanaimo on Sunday.
The ladies' auxiliary nf Cumber-
land United church will hold a straw.
berry social nn Wednesday, June the
24th. Keep tin- date open.*
Mrs, ti. K. MacNaughton left for
VancoUVOr nn Monday.
Urges Use Of
Pulverized Coal
Heating Plants
Victoria. Mny 4,—Central heating
of Itritish Columbia tidewater oities,
by tho distribution nf piped steam to
tn business premises and residences,
has become something mnre than a
therorettcal possibility and may well
bo employed in actual practice within
the next decade, according to Henry
Whlttaker, chief architect nf the Provincial Government, who has made a
study of actual tests with modern advances in pulverised fuel .Lower
heating costs, elimination nf smoke,
conservation nf spare in dwellings
and bus'iii-ss lilncks, and many other
improvements would follow use of
such a system.
Mr, Whlttaker became interested
in tin- subjecl while studying tho
practical results of the now pulverized fuel burner recently Installed by
the Province in the New Westminster
Mental Hospital. There, reports have
shown, tho greater beating etfieiency,
aud lowered costs followed inception
of the plan by trial'equipment that
hns beon watched with interest by
healing engineers and others since it
was installed.
Would Apply  in Victoria
Central heating on a city-wide
scale, Mr. Whittaker believes, could
l.e applied in Victoria, but it would
require a high installation cost,
which could only be borne by private
enterprise entering the plan on a
commercial basis for the snle of heat
ready made, tn private users. Winnipeg has already applied the principal
of central heating while Seattle and
other cities on tbe continent nre following up a definite policy "f investigation to that ond.
Prefacing bis remarks with the
caution that practical difficulties mas-
act as a bar t<> the use nf tho plan in
any particular city, M*. Whittaker
instanced bis suggestion as it would
apply t" Victoria.
"There is a wonderful*opportunity
in Victoria for a centrnl heating
plant. To a site at the sea level coal
could be brought dlrqct from the
mines by scowl Ashes could be removed and dumped into the soa, or
crushed and mnde into mortar, which
could be sold to contractors," Mr.
Whlttaker continued.
"As Victoria rises from the sea to
the top r.f Fort street, it would be a
simple proposition to pipe steam to
any place around here, ami the condensation would return by gravity to
the waterfront plant. Also, most of
the city streets are boulevarded,
which would assist in keeping down
the cost nf laying mains.
Mt ter the Heat
"Residences could lie supplied with
low pressure steam heating, or if
thoy had hoi water pystems, a heater
could )>e placed in the house ami tho
water heated by steam. Largo users
of steam could receive their supply
from llie central smirce, and cut
down overhead. N'o one would hnvo
to worry about individual firing, or
dirt rcmovul, but could meter tbe
steam as required, similar to gas ami
electricity, nn a tint rate.
"In tbe Summer time, when the
load wns light, arrangements might
possibly be made tn assist electrical
ireueratir.ii depending on water levels
for the byilrn-eleetric plants.
"The system is rnpidly coming Into
vogue, ami hus been developed in
Winnipeg, Seattle, and other places
mi this continent", Mr. Whlttaker
Would   Aid   Mines
'■Slack coal i^ availably at the
mines nn Vancouver lslnnd, that
could be used for the purpose nf pul-
veiizntinn. ami its use would assist
coal mining in the province. I feel
that this scheme will mine tn pass,
and while it may not be ripe at the
moment, it is only a question "f time
hefme central heat ink' universally
adopt ed.
"Such n plan wmihl remove the
smoke nuisance in residential areas,
a-   Very   lit lie   smoke   is   emitted   by
powdered fuel plants unless thoy are
forced tn their utmost capacity",
Mr. Whittaker concluded.
A   high  degreo  of  efficiency  has
boon reported from the pulverized
fuel plant in operation nt the Gov-
ornment-owned institution nt Xew
Westminster. The installation Is
small compared with commercial capacity plants, hut an effective heating ratio at 8 per cent hns been re-
corded. It has been fnuml in practice
that the greatest efficiency is shown
when tbe plant is operated to its
peak load, when tho Increased temperature possible witli powdered fuel,
and other factors, enme mote fully
into account.
Become* Canadian Citizen
Mrs. A. B. Clinton, -f Cumberland,
received her Canadian citizenship
papers nn Tuesday. .May 51 h. As tho
wife of the late American Consul in
Cumberland, although a Britisher by
birth, Mrs, Clinton became automatically nn American. Now papers bnve
boon received by Mrs. Clinton establishing her once more as a Canadian
citizen. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
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a little time, ami a little work will combine to turn
this plot of ground into something worth while.
Incidentally, it won't he long before you can
turn some of your slack hours into a garden.
When you buy your seeds from the store cheek
up the planting dates with your calendar and see
how soon you are assured of two or three days of
gootl hard profitable work at any rate.
TO THOSE who can read the "hand-writing on
the wall," ii looks as if the long-neglected
mothers of this country are going to receive
a little more at twit inn. We have long erected public monuments to our great men. but have seldom
dropped even a flower on the resting place of the
noble nud Iters who raised the gifted men and to
whom most of thi credit for greatness belongs,
ln many parts dependent mothers with children
are given a pension, and the inauguration of
"Mother's Hay" lias set all to thinking more of
the debt we owe lhe noble mothers of this land.
Sunday, May 10th is ■'Mother's Day" to be commemorated tint only with greetings, but with gifts
both artistic and practical, to lighten the burden
of the "Guardian ol' lite Home."
Kind words ami wishes are excellent and will
always be appreciated by mother on her special
day.' We believe, however, that mother should
have these kind words and wishes every day of
the 865 and on her special day, "Mother's Day,
May 10th", shower her with gifts.
Mother's Day was inaugurated twenty-live
years ago by Miss Anna Jarvis in memory of her
own mother and the movement has spread now
until it has covered practically every part of the
globe, materially tailing in the trend toward a
greater happiness antl lighter work for mother.
Mother's Day means more than sentiment. It
brings to the guardian of the home greetings and
practical help, and every indication points to an
even greater recognition of this world-wide movement in 1981.
AN AWAKENING publie appreciation of the
fir? ranger's (ask was demonstrated last year
in the increased number of fires reported, in
the willingness nl* settlers and others to act as
honorary lire wardens, and to fight fire when thc
emergency arose. Year after year we note greater
care being exercised when brush is burned, and
this applies to woods operations, in construction
of roads, telephone lines or power lines, as well as
brush burning in farm clearing operations. Nor
does this spirit oi helpfulness stop with the brush
burner, it applies equally to Ihe camper and to the
ti livelier as well. The spirit of co-operation is
growing. A united front against the greatest
enemy of the forest—FIRE—will alone safeguard
the continuous operation of wootl-using industries
upon which so many thousands of Canadian families depend for their livelihood.
Permits of all kinds have come into being to act
as reminders to play a "safety first" game where
fire is concerned. The camper is urged to build his
camp lire small, near water and on a spot, cleared
of debris, preferably on rock or sand or gravel.
He is asked to leave no lire, even for a short period
before thoroughly extinguishing same, and to
make sure that when leaving his lire is dead out.
The traveller in the woods is asked to refrain from
smoking when travelling the woods. The motorist
is asked to throw no burning embers from his car.
ARE YOU working five days a week, or four
or three'.' If so, you have a number of hours
that may be wasted or made profitable—just
as you wish.
Many men are using some of these slack hours
by turning little plots of ground into blossoming
rows of potittoes, tomatoes, beans or peas. Not
only are they keeping themselves fit physically
but they are assuring their wives that a little
later on there will lie plenty of fresh garden vegetables for the children as well as the adults. It is
surprising what can be produced from even a
little plot of ground, lt may be a back-yard, a side-
yard or something large enough to be entitled to
the name "garden". A few seeds, a little fertilizer,
Under the new Dill delinin.tr Cnnndinn nationals now
before tho Federal Pnrlinment, it is obvious that some
injustice wiil be worked. An instance is given by a correspondent in Colorado Springs. He says he was born in
Canada sixty-eight years ago, of British parentage. His
wifo is Canadian-born. He left tho Dominion for health
reasons twenty-eight years ago and revisits his native
country at intervals. Ho wishes to remain a Canadian,
but under tbe now law bo will bo a mun without a country. Is such condition contemplated in tho new legislation.
—Daily  Colonist.
Now York Sun: Captain Robert Dollar, 87 years old,
on his way to his shipping office, met a reporter intent on
a birthday interview, particularly desirous of u recipe
for business success. To b.im Captain Dollar haid theso
words: "Hard work und a hopeful heart ure two important aids. Years mean nothing. It's ambition that keeps
tho heart young."
^ #   MONDAY
^* JT      MAY 25th
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| Parade at 9 a. m. Crowning of the May Queen
| Maypole Dancing
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\ Sports for Young and Old
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\ Baseball and Football Games to follow track events
u ia m ir
S Shooting Match to be arranged by Rod and Gun Club
| fe   IR   fe
| Cricket Game at the "Y" Ground
I fe   fe   fe
(continued from pnge one)
when it comes to thc question of the
farmers of Western Canada It has
never shed a tear nbout the situation
on Vancouver Island. It was the one
newspaper of any consequence which
found fault with the decision of
premier Bennett to huve no trading
relations with Soviet Russia. How can
it weep over tho sufferings of the
Western Canadian farmer and condemn Premier Bennett's action. It .is
true that the coal the Soviet Republic-
offered to Canadians would not have
interfered with the coal business of
Canada, but what of the seven and
a hulf millions of' dollars worth of
farming Implements? It ean be safely said that tho wheat output from
Soviet Russia wouldn't have beon less
for the supplying of this amount of
agricultural implements. Had Premier Bennett accepted tho offer he
would only have aggravated the
wheat situation in Canada. As a
mutter of fact ami of reason, the offer of the Soviet Republic could only
have reacted to the detriment of tho
Canadian farmer had it been accepted. The Province cannot, at the samo
time, weep with tho farmer and seek
tho execution of Premier Bennett,
In truth The Province could find a
field for its sympathy and for its
lours muoh nearer home. It .is just
possible that a remedy can be found
for the wheat problem in Canada. It
is very clear that there is not a big
enough market for all the wheat produced in the wheat producing countries. In Canada a great proportion
of the wheat farmers start work in
Slay und finish in September. This is
a very short year's work, and the
farmers expect to make enough to
keep them for the whole year. Tho
farmers in the Frnser Valley cannot
do this, and we have never known
Tho Province to waste us mnny words
upon its own farmers as it hus wasted upon the farmers of tho prairies.
It has never wasted uny words at all
upon the mining communities of the
Island. Our coal is smoky, and so fains we have soon, although The Province once squeezed Mayor Taylor out
of office, it would support him in uny
campaign against smoke which would
put the coal mines of Nanaimo out
of existence. The Province which
boasts its circulation in Nanodmo, has
apparently written Nanaimo off as
a dead loss in tho years to como. If
this statement is too strong, will tho
local subscribers of The Province tell
us of one instance where and when
it has spoken a helpful word for the
local  industry of Nanaimo.
Then there ;'s The Colonist of Victoria. It is the official mouthpiece of
the Provincial Government. In the
last few t|ays it has bent all its energies and its ability to show how the
butter industry of the province has
been benefited hy Bennett's protective turiff. The Colonist, in our opinion, was absolutely right, and now it
talks of thf opponents of Bennett's
tariff blowing hot and cold. But what
has The Colonist had to say about
protection for Vancouver Island
coal".' What haH The Colonist done
to advance the interests of the eoal
industry on the Island? The Provincial Legislature at its last session
turned down a request from the coal
mining communities of the Island to
hack thoir petition to the Federal
Government for a duty on American
fuel oil so as to give native eoal an
equal chance In the home mnrkets of
the province. Did The Colonist say
anything about the Opposition blowing hot or cold? Heaven knows It
blow cold enough itself, and for the
moment The Times had no hot air to
peddle. And there we are.
And Meanwhile the situation In the
coal mining communities of the Island has become a provincial question
and If it Is to be met properly, the
Provincial Government will have to
call .in the Federal Government. The
game of politics is surely an amusing
game so long as you are not personally suffering, and, what with Federal
and Provincial patronage, Victoria is
getting along very nicely. We have
only to say that the future will provide neither reason, extenuation, nor
justification for the indifference of
the Provincial Governments, and tho
parochial selfishness of the provincial
press in their attitude and reactions
towards the ooal industry of the Island.
Tho industry may or may not be
rehabilitated. It depends upon what
tho Bennett Government has to offer
and what the C. P. R. and C. N. R.
Railway companies are willing to do.
At present the situation in tho ooal
mining areas of the Island is the first
and most important question boforo
tho Provincial Government and the
Province of B. C. as a whole.
—Nanaimo Herald.
1 fefefefeft
I Recreation Ground
Como! Elssctoral DUlrlcl
I shall, on Monday, the 18th day of
May, 1981, ut the hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, at the Court-houso,
Cumberland, hold a Bitting of the
Court of Revision for the purpose of
revising the list of voters for the said
electoral district, and of hearing and
determining any and all objections
to the retention of any name on the
said list, or to fhe registration as a
voter of nny applicant for registration; and for the other purposes set
forth in the "Provincial Elections
Dated at Cumberland, B. C. this
fith day of April, 1931.
JOHN CONWAY,    16-10
Registrar of Voters,
Comox Electoral District.
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Adults, .50c        Admission:      Children 25c
Now Showing:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - May, 11-12-13
but not in tim* of war. And
this young naval officer1
was torn between love and
duty when every moment
meant   life  or   death.
Th* Fox Movietone drama
which gives you the innde
working of "myilvy ihipi."
Warren Hymar
Walter C. Kelly
William Collier, Sr.
John Fotd
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 14, 15 and 16
Constance Bennett and Eric Von Stroheim in
"Three Faces East"
A thrilling story of spies in the World War niuiiunij.iiiij lOLirtnimii,  i,uniorji\iJ.ii\i.#,  d. v.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical liarber & Hairdresser
Child'n's hnir cut any style 35c
Ladies hair cut any style 50c
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay
PHONRS:     220—Courtenay
(77m1 Sailors love i'l)
(The Doctors recollimerut it)
Shipped Isy
LONDON Established 1849
He never
dreamed <
it was so
Bill wai called to th«
telephone to talk with cousin George.
"Why hello, George 1" lie
said. "When did you arrive in town?"
"I'm not in town!
chuckled George. "At leatt,
not in your town—I'm still
many miles away. This is
a long-distance telephone
"Can r you heat that!"
Bill exclaimed. "It soundt
as though you were talking
(rom just across the street."
So Bill learned something
new. He had never dreamed that talking orer the
long-distance telephone was
so easy. He uses the service
often now.
This advertisement is not published
, or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board or by the Government of the
Province of British Columbia.
The wisest and most interesting
men talk little, think much, complain
never, hut travel on.
HI ^atonfr'Bat! (fomjtttt!
INCORs-ORATie  trt MAY l«70.
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A fine old Scotch
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It ii bottled
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centuries . . . because of
its strength and age.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Hoard or by the Government of British Columbia.
A NOURISHING, body-building
tonic which ia prescribed by
prominent physicians, Silver Spring
XXXX Invalid Stout is high in extract, thoroughly aged and matured.
Equal in quality to the more expensive imported stouts.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquoi
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
ftcalth 5civke
dattabiatt fflebital AHHoriaitmt
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical Association, 184 College St.,
Toronto, will be answered per-
Disease germs are thc cause of a
targe percentage of all illness. If we
could keep these germs out of our
bodies, they could do us no harm, because all the mischief they do to us
occurs after they get inside our bodies. They usually gain entrance
through the mouth; in other words,
we eat them or drink them.
Our ability to keep out disease
germs lies very largely in our own
hands, and this is meant literally and
not figuratively. Our own hands are
unless we take proper care of them,
the means whereby many germs are
carried past our lips into a' nice
warm, moist body where germs delight to be.
As we go about our daily work or
play, our hands are sure to become
soiled. Because of the uses to which
we put our hands, it follows inevitably that they get dirty or soiled.
They are contaminated with germs,
some of which may be disease germs.
There is no harm .in having germs
on your hands as long as they stay
there. The unbroken skin prevents
any germs from entering in that way.
The danger of having germs on your
hands is that they may be carried
into your mouth or nose.
This happens if you put unwashed
hands to your face, bite your finger
nails or moisten your fingers with
saliva to turn the pages of a book
or magazine.
If food is touched with the unwashed fingers and then eaten, thc
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
Purchasing   Agent,   Department   of
Public Works, Ottawa, will be received at his office until 12 o'clock noon
(daylight saving), Tuesday, May 26,
1931, for the supply cf coal for the
Dominion Buildings and Experimental Farms and Stations, throughout
the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Forms of tender with specifications
and conditions attached can be obtained from G. W. Dawson, Chief
Purchasing Agent, Department of
Public Works, Ottawa; H. E. Matthews, District Resident Architect,
Winnipeg, Man.; G. J. Stephenson,
District Resident Architect, Regina,
Sask.; Chas. Sellens, District Resident Architect, Calgary, Alta.; and
C. F. Dawson, Acting District Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on the above mentioned
The right to demand from the successful tenderer a deposit, not exceeding 10 per cent of the amount of
the tender, to secure the proper fulfilment of the contract .is reserved.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, April 27, 1931.       18-19
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland and
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Phone 104Q
P. P. Harrison
Main Office
Courtenay         Phone 2S8
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone 115R or 24
Accomodation The Best
Rooms Steam Heated
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effect is just the same as ,if the fingers had been put directly into the
We can avoid practically all of the
very real dangers that confront us
from these causes by paying attention to two simple but very Important points.
The first is that we should keep
our hands away from our faces. Thc
only time unwashed hands need to go
near thc faco is when the handkerchief is used. People keep touching their faces with their hands, and
so there .is danger, Watch yourself
and see how often you put your
hands to your face—then make up
your mind to stop thc practice.
The second point is that beforo
you touch food, before you eat, your
hands need to be thoroughly washed.
After washing, remember to use your
own towel. This is just as important
as is the washing. Common towels
spread germs from one used to the
next, and they should never bc used.
Washing your hands before eating
is one of the most practical and simple ways of preventing disease.
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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Williams, Jr.,
(nee Annie Tait), arc receiving congratulations on thc birth of a son at
thc Cumlierland General Hospital,
Fiiilay, May 8th.
Mr. Hindmarch, of the staff of the
Nanaimo Herald was a visitor to
Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
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Mrs. J. Auchterlonie spent several
days in Vancouver, returning on Sunday.
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Mrs. J. Kirkbride of Nanaimo, former Cumberland resident, is a visitor to
the district, guest of Mr.s. J. Sharpies.
Happy Valley.
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Mr. and Mrs. D. Robertson, of Port
Alberni, motored here on Saturday to
visit the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Robertson,
The Rev. Mr. Myers and Mr. Holt-
y.er, of tlie Lutheriun church, arrived
in Cumberland on Tuesday and are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, West
Cumberland.   The   Rev.   gentleman
and Ins friend are holding a series of
Lutherlan church services in the district.
Mrs. M. Nash, former residenfof this
city, who has been living for the past
few years in eastern states and who
lias been viisting here for a time, the
guest ol Mr. and Mrs. H. Mounce, has
decided lo remain here and is having
built for herself a fine modern dwelling on Windermere avenue. P. Kerton
oi Courtenay and J. Furbow, of this
city arc in charge of construction.
A jolly crowd oi friends gathered at
the home of Mrs. M. Rees on Thursday
evening, .spending a happy time at
cards and various games. At whist thc
prize winners were Mrs. W. Warren
Ilrst. Mrs. B. Hunden second and Mr.s.
M. Herd consolation. Novel guessing
contests were won by Mr.s. E. Brown
and Mr.s. R. D. Brown while in the
peanut race Mrs. J. Stant secured flrst
Miss H. McNulty consolation. Dainty
re fresh me nts were served during the
There were 2r> tables in play at the
benefit whist drive held in Memorial
hall on Saturday evening, Mesdames
C. Walker, F. Schmidt and G. Richardson held equal scores, the highest ol
the evening in tlie ladies' division, necessitating a cut of cards when Mrs.
Walker and Mrs. Schmidt were awarded flrst and second prizes respectively.
Mrs. R. D. Brown was awarded the
consolation prize and Mrs. D. Morgan
travelling prize. In the gentlemen's division B. Favero and A. Boothman secured flrst and second prizes, Mrs. J.
Gear * substituting) the consolation
and S. Hunt, Sr., the travelling prize.
Other visitors arrived for the tea
which was served by an energetic committee of ladies after which a jolly
dance was held until midnight. Adding
materially to the handsome sum realized for a good cause were the proceeds
of a raffle for a pair of hand-embroidered pillw slips when P. Bardezzoni
held the winning number.
Cumberland "Athletics' 'and Royston
Lumber Co., two teams of the Twilight'- baseball league played, a tryout
game on Recreation grounds on Sunday afternoon before a very large
.crowd of fans. The batteries of each
team were changed at different stages
of th game, giving several newcomers
a chance to show their "stuff". Both
teams showed up well and after seven
innings were tied with 7 runs ach. Tlie
.score rmained the sam after two extra
innings. Bono, of this city, umpired.
George Henderson formerly of Henderson Motors and recently of Victoria
has returned to the district and will
shortly open a garage business at Royston.
High Scliool pupils and friends motored on Friday evening to Lake Cumberland wherca jolly party was held
at the home of Mr. D. Wilson. Refreshments were served by the girls
ot the party.
Kent's Introductory
Spun Silk—39f per yard
This is your last opportunity to buy such quality at such a low
Fast Color Prints—19^ and 22^ per yard
Choice, new patterns in these quality prints. Be sure to buy your
requirements NOW
Rayon Undertogs— 75* per suit
Firt quality Rayon—Vests 35ft; Bloomers 40ft each.
Blue Denim Trousers $1.25 per pair
Best quality, heavy weight, size 32 to 44 waist.
Corduroy Trousers $2.25 per pair.
This is your last chance Io buy trousers of such quality—
which sell in Vancouver for $2,95. Cream, tan. grey and blue.
All Sizes.
Work Shirts now 95(5, 2 for $1.75
Regular $iso
Penman's Merino Underwear
Fine quality Merino. Ideiil for this season
Shirts and Drawers, each     na.       Combinations, each        Sl.iifl
Boys' Running Shoes—85c per pair
Fleet Foot Qunlity-brown--all sizes to 5
Every article replaced—or a refund.
You Muat Re Satisfied
C. KENT & Co.
Union Street Courtenay
Manufacturers of	
Rough and Dressed Lumber
All higher grade Finishings, Moudings and every
building material.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
1!. It. No, l, Cumberland, B. C.
I Office, Cumberland 159
I Night Call, Courtenay 184X
Introducing Dutch-Maid
now mnde in Vancouver, B.C. . . a product worthy
of your support.    The  quality  speaks  for  itself.
Dutch Maid Salad, 11 oz. Jur 25c.
Dutch Maid Salad Dressing, large, i'l oz  15c.
Dutch Maid Mayonnaise, 8 oz. jar  23c.
Dutch Maid Mayonnaise, 10 oz. jar  35c.
Dutch Maid Sandwich Spread, 8 oz. jar       25c.
Dutch Maid Sandwich Spread, Hi oz. jar   35c.
1 String Brooms, each   lac.
Hawes' Flour Wax, l-lt>, tin   15c.
Princess Soup Fluid's, 25c. per package—One Pkg. Free
Jersey Corn Flukes, 5 packages for ... 55c.
Barton's Canned Pens, 5 tins for  50c.
Large llalh Soap, reg. 2 for 25c, now :i for  25c.
Jumbo Carbolic Soap, r> for     25c.
Finest Now Zealand Butter, 3 tbs. for $1.00
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables also Full
Stock of James Guaranteed  Seeds . . . B.C.  Grown.
Matt Brown's Grocery
For Service and Quality
I'hone 3.S
Soothe*  that   tired  aching part of
the   body   and   relieves   pain   by
means    of    electrical    rays    of
light  and  heat.     Its  effect  on
the  body  is   like  that  of  the
sun's   rays.
Q-RAY not only has an
effect    externally    (on
the    surface    of    the
•kin)    but    also    internally     on     the
body  tissues and
Q-RAY U better than  thc  hot
water   bag*   or   bottles,   it    is    more   con
venient   to  handle and  is
always ready.
These   Q-RAY    Electrical   Sunlight
Therapeutic Lamps are a Superior article   and  sell   for  only   $7.SO and   $8.50.
Cumberland Electric
Lighting Company Ltd.
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
I'hone 75
A. II. CLINTON. Manager.
i! Automobile Side Curtains and
i Harness Repaired
}i Orders lefl ill  Henderson's Candy Store will receive
I David Hunden, Jr.,
D COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
I nf nil descriptions                                      I
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Conl nnd Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and lil
Cumberland, B.C. ■Wsfinnr
Burton Garments
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at Sutherland's
Mrs. A. Dick, of Ladysmity, is the
guest of Mv. und Mr.s. .1 .Dick, Dunsmuir avenue.
Mv. and Mrs. Pitney, Deep Bay.
are receiving congratulations on the
birth of a daughter at the Cumberland General Hospital on Friday,
May 1st.
Walter Somerville, of Vancouver,
a former resident of Cumberland) is
the truest of his sister, Mrs. J, Walker
West Cumberland,
Mr. Finest Bofl'y, San Francisco.
Calif., arrived on Monday nitrht to
spend a fortnight's vacation with his
sister, Mrs. Ed. Williams, Penrith avenue, West; ami his brother Mr. II.
Boffy, Power House.
Mr. J. Patterson left on Tuesday
for Nanaimo where he is spending a
few days.
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Constable J. Blezard, of Cranbrook, was a week-end guest at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Newman, Allen avenue; arriving on Saturday and
motoring to Victoria on Monday. He
will take up a course of instruction
while in the capital city.
The women's auxiliary of Holy
Trinity church motored to Merville
on Tuesday evening. Six cars making
the journey. The auxiliary held their
meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Treen, a social evening following the
close of business. All reported having
a most enjoyable time.
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The women's auxiliary of Holy
Trinity Anglican church will hold a
Garden Party in Vicarage grounds
on Wednesday afternoon, June 10th.
Further particulars will be announced later.
Jimmy Walker's Sunnyside orchestra motored to Headquarters on Saturday last to fulfill an engagement.
Several supporters of this popular orchestra accompanied them.
» * *
The ladies' auxiliary of the Canadian Legion met on Tuesday evening
nt the memorial Hall when business
of importance was discussed. Delightful refreshments were served following the close of the meeting.
*    *    i
Mr. H. Anderson, of Nanaimo, was
a business visitor to Cumberland during the week.
**■**, tattrtritiNiNtti
There is no substitute
Search the world over and you will not find any substitute for Quality. We have made a particular study of
the butchering business and have spent a life-time in
it.    We are convinced that	
will stand the test of time.
Hats   95c.
Boys' and Girls Underwear 49c. to $1.00
Children's Dresses $1.49
.—« #j—#___.
W. H. Anderson  -  Union Hotel
Phone 15 Cumberland
Mr. and Mrs. D. Bannerman, John
Bannerman and Miss E. Hunden were
visitors to Quathiaski Cove on Saturday evening where the McLeod orchestra who have been engaged for a
series of dances provided music for a
well-attended and jolly dance.
* * *
Mrs. J. Ledingham was hostess on
Tuesday evening at her home, Maryport avenue, at a delightful bridge
party. There were five tables of
bridge in play, Mrs. A. Clinton gaining first prize, Mrs. J. J. McCreadie
second and Mrs. C. H. MacKintosh
consolation. Delicious refreshments
were served at the end of play.
Among those present were Mesdames
T. R. S. Graham, C. Drader, C. H.
MacKintosh, E. R. Hicks, W. Mason,
C. Nash, J. Dick, Bruce Gordon, Robertson, T. Graham, Sr„ W. P. Symons
J. J. McCreadie, A. Clinton, A.
Nunns, Allyn, Turnbull, R. A. Rob-
ertson, B. Dando, Gallivan, Miss D.
Cannon, Miss Swanson and Miss M.
* * *
The three-act farce comedy "A Run
for Her Money" given by the Young
People' Society of Cumberland United
church at the Church hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last
week was most successful and highly
entertaining. There was a very good
attendance both evenings and a fine
sum was netted to be devoted to the
church funds. The Merrymakers' orchestra added to the enjoyment of
Ihe audience by rendering of selections
during Intermissions.
Mrs. R. Abrams, Maryport avenue,
entertained the members of the Tuesday Evening Bridge Club on that
night at her home, Mrs. J. H. Vaughan substituting for absent member.
There were three tables of bridge,
Mrs. J, Quinn gaining first prize and
Mrs. Vaughan, the consolation, Mrs.
Hamilton assisted Mrs. Abrams in
serving dainty refreshments after the
card games. Those present were Mesdames J, H. Vaughan, C. Whyte, J.
Quinn, J. D. Davies, K. Brown, Gear,
C. MacDonald, A. Clarke, R. McNeil,
W. Hudson, J. Lockner, R. Littler,
R. Abrams and Hamilton.
City Meat Market I
W. P. Symons phone nl     I
"The Store Thai Appreciates Your Patronage" W.-
So fresh and such a Varielu!
To look over mn* ample variety of FRESH FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES is tn wonder which to choose
lirst. You'll be tempted to buy all you can carry in
your market bag. Of course there is no need for you to
carry your purchases; we have a good delivery system.
•       •       •
Mumford's Grocery
"If You (Jet ll at Mumford's, It's Good"
.lusl I'hone "I Cumberland
Real Bargains
for this week
end . . at
Cash & Carry
If you want to test the quality meats we handle just
come down to the sl'ore pick out your own particular
roast iiiui yuu will be surprised, at the
saving you can effect.
at Cavin's Shoe
LADIES!—Your opportunity to buy a pair of nice dressy
shoes for 95e. ..All tlie ladies' shoes on our bargain racks are
marked down to wholesale prices. Buy one pair at the Sale
price antl for One more you can have another pair of equal
value.   These shoes aro all grouped.
] pair Shoes   SI.115
...    .85
2 Pairs for 	
You Save $1.00
Another Pail' 	
...    .95
■>  Puirs  for  	
You Save $3.00
t  Pair Shoes $2.95
Another Pair  95
2 Pail's for  $3.90
You Save $2.00
1 Pair for $4.95
Another Pair 95
2 Pairs for  $5.90
You Save $4.00
Everything in Quality Meats
We have a few Sweater Coats and
Pullovers which we wish to dispose
»i_ of so have specially marked
Sjflt\<^* them for Saturday
Fancy Pullovers of Silk   d»rt QC
and Wool, sizes 30 to 42 tyU.tJO
2 only  100';   Pure Wool, 4 pocket,
Sweater Coats, regular   d».|  Q(T
.9 $7.05, sizes 38 and 40 ..    tP^.l/O
Fancy Silk anil Wool Sweaters (.'oats, regular dJQ fT A
$5,50 for .Saturday       «PO«Ov
We still have a quantity ut* Sneakers left which we are
selling at Bargain Prices. It will pay you to shop here.
Children's white or brown Hutton Sneakers, sizes tt[\gt
4 to 1*0, per pair         ODC
Girls' white 01* brown Button Sneakers, 11 to 2, per pair 75c
Hoys' Sneakers (several styles) per pair 95c.
Ladies' heavy crop? sole, wedge heel, white Tennis AC^
Shoes.   Special for Saturday, per pair   l/OC
All other lines uf Canvas Footwear at Cost Price.   Come in
and look them over.
Astoria Shoes for Men d»/* QC
as low as     .... M>U.*AJ
Ladies' Classic Feature Arch Shoes in a number d» ,1   OfTf
of styles, in all widths, priced at   tPrioO 1
Black, brown and Suntan Kid
.Many other bargains too numerous to mention in Men's
Dress Shirts, Work Shirts, Sox, Ties, Gloves, Belts, etc.
Cavin's Shoe Store
DDD for skin
,   affections
It cools, soothes instantly. A fluid
|lm( 111 tim Ily does wash the hlcniishcd
ikin clean. A bad shin is unfortunate,
ffiiibarrnssing, unnecessary, with this
■formula w rtcb to healing elements.
We are genial optimists,
Our hearts are light and free;
In times of storm or sunshine
We work on cheerfully.
We are hopeful optimists,
No time for gloom or doubt;
If old depression calls on us,
We swiftly turn him out.
We are smiling optimists,
Our course is straight and clear;
We think and act constructively,
Foi' up good times are here.
—Grenville Klelser.
******00*********************** .
Parish of Cumberland
May 10 (Ea»ter V and Rogation Sunday)
Holy Communion 8 a.m. and
after   Mattini
Mattim  11   a.m.;   Evensong  7.
The promoters of tlie benefit whist
drive which was held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday evening last
tuke this opportunity of thanking
sincerely, all those who assisted in
making the benefit the success it was.
BASEBALL, Sunday, May 10th,
Eagles versus Powell River junior
champions. This will be a good snappy game. Recreation Ground, Cumberland at 1:30 p.m., Sunday.
$15.00 to $25.00 daily with new
sensational non competitive family
necessity. Territory going fast.
Write immediately. E. L. McKen-
r    zie, Sidney, B.C. 19-20
at the
same price
Comox Valley Laundry
A  Real  Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phont  71   or  23,   Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Pay Day
That you cannot afford to miss
50c. Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil 38c.
85c. Watson's Tonic Stout  71c.
50c. Nalco Louse Killer   37c.
25c. Nyal's Liver Salts   18c.
SOc. Nyal's Fruit Saline  36c.
Soap Specials
25c. Four Seasons' Soap  19c.
10c. Palm Olive Soap, 4 for 25c.
10c. Lifebuoy Soap, 4 for 25c.
15c. Jergen's Bath Tablets, 3 for 25c.
Shaving Preparations
SOc. Aqua Velva, after shave 41c.
SOc. Par Shaving Cream 38c.
35c. Williams Shaving Cream   24c.
35c. Minty's Shaving Cream ....:  24c.
Toilet Articles
SOc. Alma Lotion  24c.
SOc. Florazelle Face Cream 38c.
SOc. Florazelle Shampoo 34c.
50c. Florazelle Face Powder  38c.
25c. Palm Olive Talcum   18c.
75c. Talcums in glass jars 42c.
Candy Specials
75c. pound box of Ann Hathaway Chocolates 62c.
25c. Neilson's Chocolate Bars   19c.
49c. Nottingham Boiled Sweets 28c.
These prices for cash only—For other specials see our
; We are receiving fresh lota of flowers for Mother's Day.
! Our stock of Mother's Day cards is the finest we have
I ever shown.
; with Flowers, Curtis and a Box of Chocolates.
Lang's Drug Store
)'W«.s.-/lt>slsWss/l)VsH mtl^fHH l*\m**t*ie»/*i*mtH,tiH***li s^li**tt:o^lt*t*Bl
Golf Course
f   Opens Saturday, May 9th
Dr. MacNaughton gnd Mayor Maxwell
to play off opening game at l'p.m.
l       **»*******#**##**********i>»******
9 Entries for Cups, Shields, etc., open Saturday
1st Game 25c; Succeeding Games, 2 for 25c.
Do not fail to visit
The beauty spot of the district
Refreshments served at the course
Phone 99
P-W*" ****Af tfmfiftm. *r»t%.! *t"tiWr*" *ft\Hr" *r*Af trfHf
Peter Dickinson
agent for
Fanny Bay Shingle Co.
Box 105 Cumberland
Charlie Dalton j
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
XTBSTlis Evaporated Milk
IN is pure, safe cow's milk
with all useless water removed
,,, then sterilised and scaled in
airtight tins. Twice as rich as
ordinary bottled milk. It goes
flintier because of its double
richness. Use jt for cooking
and baking—aa a beverage—
or with tea, coffee and cocoa,
Results always In added flavor
and appetizir ~ richness,
f^ORAt »?glg?*
TALL SIZst    **1\\>-~S--J*.
NESTLE'S—Wtrrkfi Lama Producers stud
Sellers ef Condensed and Evaporated Milk,


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