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Cumberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
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Old Soccer
Stars In Hard
Fought Game
Many  Bright  Plays  Sean  by  Lar|t
Number of Pans
There has been so many men
limping round the streets of Cumberland during the past week that the
town resembled a convalescent camp
in England during the war period.
Whilst there was a battle on in Cumberland last Sunday, it was not of
the shot and shell variety but of the
boot and pig-skin style, the result of
a meeting between the old time soccer stars of Cumberland and Cour-
tenay. The game had been talked
of for some considerable time and
had been largely advertised with the
result that there was a large number of fans present at the time of
the kick-off. Rain fell practically
through the entire game, making the
ball control somewhat difficult. The
old-timers, however, did nobly, at
least some of them, and showed many
bright plays . Pete Dargie, who played ball in the old land in first-class
company was the shining light on the
Courtenay team and soon put his
team in the lead, repeating just before half time. The Cumberland players during the first half enjoyed
equally as much if not more of the
game than the Courtenayites, but the
forwards realizing that it was useless
to shoot from a distance at Grier,
the Junior goalie, endeavored to
dribble the ball through with the
result that the Ranchers' full backs
were able to frustrate many good
moves. Cumberland's left wing, Ollie
Harrison and Danny Bannerman,
played real good football and initiated many good raids which should
have resulted in goals. Cross after
cross was sent over, the home right
failing miserably to take advantage
The Courtenayites were content to
hold the lead of two goals and the
forwards did not make many efforts
to penetrate the home defence. On
the few occasions that the Cumberland goal was raided just before half
time, the visitors' forwards were a
source of danger and "Skipper" Murray had his work cut out to clear has
lines. The battle practically developed into a tussle between the opposing half backs, with the Cumberland trio having the advantage. W.
Younger at left half, J. Williams at
centre half and R. T. Brown on the
right made a good middle line, with
R. T. inclined to ramble too much.
At times he was amongst the forwards helping Mayor Maxwell and
McMillan, then in the centre, but his
efforts whilst of a very high class
order did not produce goals.
The second half was not very old
before Pete Dargie scored number
three, doing the hat trick for his side.
The pace in this half began to tell on
the old-timers' 'and with the field
muddy and the ball hard to control,
raids on the respective goals were
few and far between. Bannerman
and Harrison withstood the pace better than any of the other players and
repeatedly tried to break through.
Carney from a nice cross almost beat
Grier with a shot that was just tipped
past the post by the goalie. A few
minutes later, Grier stopped a beauty
at the foot of the post, going full
length in the mud in an effort to
keep the ball from going through.
The junior goalie played a good game
and was practically responsible for
the win of Courtenay. The efforts of
Pete Dargie must not be overlooked.
He was always a source of danger
and along with Arthur Boothman,
played some nice football. The score
ended as noted, three nothing in
favor of Courtenay.
For the home team, R. T. Brown,
Jack Williams, Danny Bannerman,
Ollie Harrison, "Skipper" Murray
and Bill Younger were ubout the
pitk. Tommy Carney was in the
wrong position and would have been
better on the defence. Courtenay
were best represented by Pete Dargie, R. Grier, R. Bowie, A. Boothman.
Joe Idiens and Les Moody played a
fair game on the defence. We understand a return game will be played at
Courtenny in two weeks' time.
Some excellent pictures have bcen
booked for showing at the Ilo-Ilo
Theatre, Cumberland. During thc
next two weeks, thc following wil) be
Friday and Saturday, February 20
and 21, Rex Beach's "The Spoilers".
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 23rd, 24th and25th, "Moby
Dick", starring John Barrymore.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
February 26th, 27th and 28th, Maurice Chevalier in "The Big Pond."
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Joe E.
Brown in "Top Speed."
Thursday, March 5th, High School-
Friday and Saturday, March 6th
and 7th, Will Rogers in "Lightnin".
(Cut this out and keep for reference).
Do You Remember
The Month Of
February 1916?
During the week ending February
12th, heavy snow fell in Cumberland
interrupting traffic to an extent never before known on this part of the
The local mines were shut down
for a week, it being impossible to
move locomotives or cars until an
army of men shovelled out the snow
from between the twenty-five miles
of track leading to the Bay. During
this time several of the local merchants ran short of supplies owing
to the blockades of Bnow, thc Wellington Colliery Railway Company
being unable to move any freight between Union Bay and Cumberland.
The mails coming into Cumberland
were also very irregular, being sometimes two and three days late coming
via the government road in a four-
horse sleigh.
One nasty accident occurred during this period. Mr. William Gleason who was passing the Simon Leiser building when snow and ice came
down from the roof and burying the
unfortunate man. He suffered a broken ankle bone, bruised back and scalp
wound. Several buildings collapsed,
thc Chinese theatre in Chinatown being a mass of ruins; the two-storey
building on Dunsmuir avenue, at one
time occupied by the Islander, fell in
under the heavy weight of snow; part
of the large building, owned at that
time by the Richard Short estate, and
occupied asa pool room, also fell
in. The Italian hall at West Cumberland also caved in.
It was a hectic February, far different to the one we are enjoying in
this year of Our Lord, 19,11.
IN 1816.
There has been a lot of relief work
Riven out throughout the district this
winter, but in 1916, conditions in
Cumberland were much worse than
they are at the present time. In those
days of April 1916, fuel oil was the
cause of much unemployment in the
local mines. The following is taken
from the issue of the Islander of
April 1st, 1916: "It is understood
that instructions have been given to
commence relief work on Monday for
those who are destitute and unable
to secure employment. Married men
will be given four days per month
with an additional day for each child.
Single men will receive three days
per month.
"This is another reason why the
Federal authorities should increase
the duty on fuel oil. With an increased import duty coal would then be
placed on a competitive basis, and
then the destitute would be able to
secure work in the local mines instead of being a charge upon the
Provincial Government."
Conditions are not nearly so bad at
the present time and we have strong
hopes of better times very* very soon.
One of our correspondents sends
us in a few items about several of
the players taking part in the old-
timers' soccer game played on Sunday last. Whilst all twenty-two
players are not mentioned (the correspondent is evidently not acquainted with some of them), he has sent
an enough "dope" on some of the
old-timers to make Interesting reading. Taking the Courtenay players
first, Joe Idiens, the genial one, played a steady game. He learnt his football in the neighborhood of Birmingham, England, and has played for
teams in Victoria. Joe is also a golfer
cricketer and tennis and badminton
player of no mean calibre. Les
Moody, who partnered Idiens, played
football in his younger days at Earl-
estown, Lanes., one of the nursery
grounds of English footballers. Robert Kelly, of Huddersfleld and Billy
Hibbert the international, at one
time a member of the Newcastle
team also hails from the same neighborhood. In fact it is said Earles-
town has turned out more flrst class
soccer players than any town of its
size in the north west of England.
Pete McLaughlin outside left, also
halls from Lancashire and played in
1912-13 for Cumberland. He turned
in a fair game on Sunday. Playing
inside right was Pete McGovern, said
to have played for Raith Rovers. Did
not show much class on Sunday last.
Pete Reid at outside right played
many a good game in the old days
around Cumberland. The daddy of
them all on the Courtenay side was
Pete Dargie. He opened the game in
fine style and with a player of thc
calibre of Arthur Boothman did many
fine things.
Sammy Gough, the goale, was out
of place. Sammy also has been seen
in real good company and sports a
Dominion championship medal. "Skipper" Murray known all over B.C. was
at one time with Nanaimo. Ollie Harrison and Danny Bannerman need no
comments. They both learned their
football In Cumberland. Tommy Car-
To celebrate the opening of his
new store, Tommy Nakanishi will
hold a free dance in his new building
when a cordial invitation is extended
to one and all to bc present. The
Merrymakers' orchestra has been engaged and will play from 10 p.m. to
2 a.m. The new store, built by Messrs. McLeod and Maxwell is n roomy
and up-to-date building and adds materially to the first block on Dunsmuir avenue, being built on the vacant lots next to the City Meat Market on the site of the old Kelly Scott
cafe which was destroyed by fire a
few years ago.
Delegates To
Go to Ottawa
Cumberland Board of Trade  RaUei
Money to Send Three Prominent Resident! of Island
At a special session of the Cumberland board of trade on Thursday
ways and means were devised whereby enough money was assured to
send three delegates from Vancouver
Island to Ottawa to wait on the government with reference to the resolution sponsored by the local board
and supported by every publie body
on Vancouver Island, praying for a
duty on foreign fuel oil. After due
consideration, the local board decided to ask Mr. Thomas Graham, of
Cumberland, Mr. A. W. Neill, of Port
Alberni and Mr. Robert Hindmnrch,
of Nanaimo to act as delegates. Wc
are given to understand that all three
gentlemen have signified their willingness to go to the Capital nnd will
leave the Island about the 1st of
March. Mr. Graham has had considerable experience in the coal mining
industry and can speak with authority on the subject. Mr. Neill, who
hns been a member of parliament for
a number of years, knows parliamentary proceedure like a book, has
always been sympathetic to the
struggles of the coal operators und
will make a worthy member of the
delegation. Mr. R .Hindmarch, editor of the Nanaimo Herald, the third
member of the delegation has, for
a great number of years, championed the cause of the coal industry and
by able editorials has brought forcibly forward the plight of thc coal
industry. No better delegation to
represent the Island could have been
chosen. Thc eyes of the Island will
be on these gentlemen whilst at Ottawa and the result of their interview with the government will be
awaited with keen interest.
Nanaimo Member
Asks Fuel Oil Tax
George S. Pearion Would Also Booit
Tariff to Aid Coal Pro.
Victoria, Feb. 18.—The movements to secure a substantial tax on
imported United States fuel oil, as
protection for the British Columbia
coal industry, will be formed into the
Legislature during the next few days
by George S. Pearson, Liberal, of
Nanaimo. Mr. Pearson has given notice of a motion asking the House to
petition to the Federal Government
as follows:
1. To increase the tariff on fuel
oil entering Canada to such amount
as will enable the coal industry to
successfully compete against fuel oil;
2. To place upon fuel oil, which is
the residue of crude oil imported into and reflncd in Canada, a tax of
such amount as will enable thc coal
industry to successfully compete
ngainst fuel oil.
Members of the Men's bridge club
journeyed to Royston on Wednesday
evening, guests of Mr. Sillence. Four
tnbles of bridge were in play nnd a
social time enjoyed. Those present
were Messrs. Stevens, Mumford, Bryan, Finch, Mason, Eadie, Dalby, Pickard, Shaw, Symons, Vaughan, McCreadie, Kelly, A. H. Kerr, S. Watson, Sillence and Sgt. Mansell (Courtenay). Delicious refreshments were
served at the end of play.
The annual Masquerade Ball of thc
Cumberland Volunteer Fire Dept
will be held in the Ilo-Ilo hall on
Tuesday, March 17th. Good prizes.
Keep this date open.
ney at centre forward was lost. Years
ago we used to see Tommy playing a
good game at full back for the old
I.L.A. team in Vancouver. "Jack"
Williams at centre half also needs
no comments. Played most of his
football in these parts and was a
tower of strength on Sunday, "Bobby" Brown, packing an enormous
weight was about thc fastest man on
the field—and the best, Bobby snw
lots of service with teams locally in
the days that ai* past. The return
game, thinks our correspondent, will
be a good one and he looks for Cumberland to win.
Odds Favor
Union Bay for
Crib Winners
Shipping Boy* Gat Lead Over Comox
Aftor Week, of Hard
After resting for thc past two
weeks, crib players in the Cumberland and district cribbage league got
into action again on Wednesday
night, when all teams comprising the
league had games to play. Interest
has been most keen all through the
season, with chief interest centreing
around the Comox nnd Union Bay
teams which have been tied for many
weeks. The final meeting of these
two teams for this year, nt any rate,
took place at Union Bay, when the
latter won a hard game by 19 points
to 17. The Comox boys were behind
at one time by 8 points, thc Bay
leading 19-11. The final round saw
the Ranchers come out strong to
make a close game of it. The win puts
Union Bay on top of the league by
two points, having nineteen points
for thc twelve games played and Comox seventeen points for the same
number of games.
Other games in the league included the Oddfellows versus Athletic
club, the former winning by 19
points to 17. The Veterans went over
to the Eagles' hall and trimmed their
plnyers by 21 points to 15. Courtenay Elks visited the Cumberland Conservatives nnd went down to defeat
in thc last round, the final socre being 19-17. This game was even pegging right through until the last stanza, the Conservatives winning four
out of the six rounds. All teams will
be in action again next week and
then rest for two weeks, the final
games being played on March 18.
The teams positions in the league up
to date are as follows:
G   W   L   D Pts.
Union Bay   12    8    1    3    19
Comox     12    8    3    1    17
Conservatives   12 ; 6    4    2    14
Athletics      12    7    2    3    13
Veterans   12   6    5    1    13
Oddfellows   12    4    8    0      8
Courtenay     12    3    9    0      6
Eagles   12    2    8    2      6
The Shuttle badminton club entertained thc Whippets on Thursday
night when a series of return games
were played, thc Whippets winning
seven games and scored 215 points
to the five games nnd 195 points of
tho Shuttle players. Following the
games refreshments were served and
many friendly games played which
were thoroughly enjoyed. Following
are the scores with the names of the
Whippets mentioned first in each instance:
Mixed Doubles—Mrs. Shields and
Bates beat Mrs. Bond and J. Bond,
21-15; Mrs. R. Robertson and R. Bennie beat Mrs. James and G. Guy, 21-
12; Mrs. R. Robertson and W. Mason
tost to Mrs. Guy and T. James, 15-
21; Mrs. J. Robertson and R. Robertson lost to Miss E. Conn and R.
Conn, 7-21; Mrs. Hutchinson and W.
Hutchinson beat Mrs. Hunden and
W. Davies, 21-16; Mrs. Hutchinson
and T. Shields bent Miss Walker and
J. Davies, 21-11.
Ladies' Doubles—Mrs. Hutchinson
nnd Mrs. J. Robertson lost to Mrs.
Walker and Mrs. James, 14-21; Mrs.
Shields and Mrs. R. Robertson beat
Mrs. Hunden and Mrs. Bond, 21-15;
Mrs, Robertson nnd Mrs. Hutchinson
lost to Miss Conn and Mrs. Guy, 12-
Men's Doubles—Bates and Hutchinson tost to Conn and Guy, 20-21;
Mason and Shields bent James and
Davies, 21-11; Bennie nnd Robertson beat Davies and Bond, 21-11.
Anglican W.A.
Social Big Success
The Anglicun Parish hall was the
scene of n very successful whist drive
and hard time dance, under auspices
of the Women's Auxiliary of Holy
Trinity church. Nineteen tables of
whist were in play and prize-winners
were: ladies' first, Mrs. Sam. Davis;
second, Mrs. R, Yates, Gentlemen's
prizes went to first, Mr. J, Vernon-
Jones and second to Mr. Ed. Robinson. Following cards refreshments
were served nfter which the hall was
cleared and dancing indulged in until midnight to music supplied by Mrs.
Hudson, piano, and Alf. Pilling, the
drums nnd trombone. A large crowd
attended the dance and a nice sum
of money realized which will be devoted to church funds.
The boys attending the gymnastic
classes at the Cumlierland Literary
nnd Athletic club, under instructors
Harry and Bill Jackson are making
very good progress. It is planned to
hold a boxing and wrestling exhibition in nbout three woks' time.
A. B. Ball, at one time n business
man an Cumberland, who went over
to Comox to operate a business there
hus purchased the Royston General
store from George Wilson, taking
possession on Wednesday, February
OF $23,531.60.
The figures to hand from the annual report of the Liquor Control
Board, reveals the fact that the Cumberland store had net sales aggregating $88,698.05, a gross profit of $27,-
479.72, operating costs, $3,948,12,
leaving a net profit of $23,531.60.
Courtenay liquor store did $96,855.45
worth of business the gross profit being $29,943.44, operating costs, $4,-
373.21 leaving a net profit of $25,-
570.23. Campbell River store did
even better, having net sales totalling $106,080.36 making a gross profit
of $32,712.61 with operating costs
onIy$3,827.10 leaving a net profit of
Arbitrators' Award
Of $74,000 For
Electric Lighting
Co. Is Upheld
The Court of Appeal on Thursday
gave judgment in the case of the
City of Cumberland versus Cumberland Electric Lighting Company.
Thc City of Cumberland appealed
to the Court of Appeal of British Columbia against a judgment given by
Judge Morrison of thc Supreme
A tentative decision wns given in
their favor subject to further instruction from Counsel.
At thc re-hearing this decision was
reversed, four judges for the dismissal of the appeal; Judge Martin dissenting. The arbitrators' award of
$74,000.00 for the Company and the
City to pay costs has been upheld by
the Supreme and also the Appeal
Court of British Columbia.
The Victoria Daily Colonist in today's issue snys:
"In the case of tlie City of Cumberland (A.) vs. Cumberland Electric
Light Compnny, Limited (R.), the
city hnd entered into an agreement
under which thc company acquired
the right to instal nnd operate an
electric light plant in Cumberland.
The right was to exist for fifty years.
The city hnd the right to purchase
the undertaking at a price to be
agreed upon, or, in default of agreement, for an amount to be fixed by
arbitration. The city elected to exercise its privilege. An arbitration ensued, in which the compnny was
awarded $38,000 for its estimated
profits for the balance of the unexpired fifty years. Tho city appealed
from this award. The arbitrators computed the value of the physical assets
and there is no appeal from their
finding. The city did not require the
balance of the unexpired, term ns it
hns powers under the Municipal Act
to construct nn electric light plant.
It hnd the right to purchase the "undertaking property and rights" of
the company. It wns not, however, in
a position to purchase the physical
assets and declined to pay for the
remainder of the subject matter of
the agreement. The arbitrators were
right in awarding to the company the
value of the franchise,
"The Court of Appeal dismissed
the appeal (J. A. Martin dissenting).
Miss Tess Mason was a youthful
hostess on Thursday evening when
she entertained ;i few of her school
chums nt her home, Two tables of
cards were in play, followed by a
social time. Dainty refreshments
were served by the hostess during
the evening. Those present were
Miss Edna Watson, Miss Nina Shields
Miss Marguerite Herd, Miss Tess Mason, Harold Shearer, Cyril Davis,
Willie MacNaughton and Floyd McMillan.
Mr. R. B. Brighton and wife aro
the guests of tht? former's uncle ond
aunt, Mr. und Mrs. W, Merrifield,
Cumberland Hotel. Mr. Brighton is
in the district with B. Riddington and
his assistant of the -British Columbia
Telephone Co., who are placing repeaters in the Courtonay telephone
office for the long distance section.
We ore given to understand that the
company is placing a coble from Powell River to Cape Lazo and connecting up with that point direct to Courtenay, which will do a^wny with the
Rndio Telephone at  Campbell liiver.
The time is getting short and the
petition now in circulation with reference to a tax on fuel oil will soon
be called in. It behoves every resident of this district to sign the petition. For the convenience of the
workers nnd the puhlic generally, petitions will be nt No. 4 mine pit-head,
No. 6 mine pit-hend nnd at the office
of the Cumberland Islander. If you
have not already signed, do so without delay. We wont the co-operntion
of every resident on the lslnnd nnd
your signature to the resolution of
the Cumberland Board of Trade will
assist greatly.
Bureau Of
Victoria, Feb, 16.—The first real
attempt at a soil survey in the province was recently undertaken by Mr.
C. C. Kelley of the Department of
Agriculture on a tract of land near
Oyster River in the Courtenay District of Vancouver Island. This tract
consists of over 14,000 acres of logged off Innd. The Canadian Pacific
Railway has been inquiring into its
suitability for colonization purposes,
but before going further wished to
know something more of the nature
of the soil. Mr. Kelley, a soil expert,
was sent in by the Department. He
spent six weeks on the area, and in
that time made 300 borings with an
augur on different spots. As a result
he has been able to compile a map
showing different poils in varied colorings which should prove most useful to any settler who wishes to select
land in the area.
Mr. Kelley has gone into the matter in complete detail. He has not
only made a chemical analysis of the
different soils, but has also taken details of climate and soil moisture. He
finds that there is nn average of 35
stumps on each acre, ond some of
them range from four feet to eight
in diameter. He does not attempt to
give an estimate of the cost of clearing, as methods of working differ so
much. He is of the opinion that buying and for effective farming is im-
possibe under the checked board system, since land must be bought for
it.s suitability for cultivation, pasture
or any other purpose, and the shape
of the form will vury according to
the run of the soil. If the system is
enrried out in practice it may revolutionize pioneer farming in B.C.
Civil servants and government employees in British Columbia have
hitherto been immune from garnishee
of their wages. If a bill brought in
by Attorney General Pooley passes
the Legislature the exemption will be
There were many plebiscites on the
sale of beer, by the glass in polling
divisions in different parts of the
province during 1930. These were
held at. Enderhy, Grindrod, Ashton
Creek, Mara and Hype) in North Okanagan; nt divisions in Salmon Arm
constituency: Coalmont and Hcdlcy
in Similkameen; Mnillndville in Dewdney; and the City of Victorin. All
favored the beer parlors except Victoria which gave u large majority in
the negative, and Grande Prairie
where the vote was a tie.
At thc Provincial Tubercular Sanatorium at Tranquille there are 330
patients and n waiting list of between 75 and 100, There arc in attendance 3K graduate nurses including the matron and two trained dietitians. By the economies introduced
thc per capita cost of maintaining
patients has been reduced from $3.83
to $2.00 per day
After making elaborate preparations for thc entertainment of their
guests, members of the high school
basketball teams and their friends
were bitterly disappointed when the
heavy fog of Friday Upset the arrangements which hnd been mode to
play Powell River high school in thc
basketball series at the Band Hall on
Friday evening, football on Saturday
afternoon, nnd finish up with a donee
on Saturday evening. .Arrangements
had been made In entertain the visitors nt the home of the Cumberland
pupils and all details of tbe dance
completed. The dance, howewr, was
held a- advertised and was attended
by a tnrge crowd, the High School
benefiting to the extent of approximately $30 aftor all expenses hud
been pairl. It is hoped to have Powell
River stars visit Cumberland next
week end.
Girls of the tirst yenr high school
class entertained at dinner on Monday evening in the domestic science
room when guest-- were members of
the board of trustees. Yellow, the
bright spring color, was chosen as
the color scheme of table decorations
the place cards, a design of daffodils,
drawn by Muriel Harrison being
works of art. The young students of
the culinary art fully demonstrated
thoir ability to prepare and serve a
full course dinner in professional
manner, their work reflecting much
credit on their teacher, Miss D, Cannon, domestic science instructor of
the high school and public schools.
Covers were laid for eight including
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton, Mrs. F.
Partridge, Messrs. A. McKinnon and
J. Vaughan of the board of trustees;
Mr. W. McLellnn, Sr., Miss D. Cannon, domestic science instructor, and
two members of the class Gertie Davis and Margaret Marpole who ably
filled the roles of host and hostess
respectively. Myrtle McMillan and
Joyce Carter acted as serviteurs.
Play Game for
Colliery Cup
On Sunday
Eaglet and Courtenay to Clash; Kaon
Game Anticipated
The final for the Canadian Collieries cup, emblematic of the soccer
championship of Comox district will
tuke place on Sunday at 2:30 on tho
Recreation Ground, wben thc local
Eagles and Courtonay Goody ears
clash. A keen and close gume is anticipated as the Courtenay tenm has
improved considerably the last meeting of these teams resulting in a
drnw. .Anything might happen in a
cup tie and not underestimating the
ability of the Courtenay team, local
players have been training twice a
week for the past month. All players
are reported fit and the team which
defeated Nanaimo Lumber Company
eleven has been chosen. The Cumberland team will therfore bo: Walker, Brown and Bickle; Tobacco, Con-
rod and Weir; Howay, Gibson, Campbell, Stant. Bartholdi. Reserves, McFarlane, Hunter and McLennan.
Mr. Thomas Graham has been asked to present the cup to the captain
of the winning team, immediately
following the game. The Eagles have
already won the Noil cup as champions of the league and the boys are
out to cop all the silverware possible.
Hugh L. Bates
Honored on 75th
Birth Anniversary
A large number oi friends of Mr. and
Mrs. H. L. Bates for many years residents of West Cumberland, gathered at
tlieir home on Friday evening last to
honor them of the occasion of the 75th
birthday of the former, Tlie affair was
a complete surprise to tlie honor guests
who arc popular among a large circle
of acquaintances but when due explanations had been made thc company
spent o most enjoyable time with each
one doing liis or her part to make the
occasion a memorable one. During the
evening delightful songs were rendered
by Mesdames Hobbs, Strong, Freeburn.
T, Botrd, Warren, J. Thomson and
Lyons, .Messrs. i Wdbr mvt T P^bbs
The honor guest with liis favorite song
and dance number "Twinkle, Little
Star" and Jack Stewart in comic impersonations brought down the house.
Delicious and abundant refreshments
were served by thr ladies arter which
Mr. John Thomson on behalf of the
assembly asked the honor guests each
to accept a handsome wicker chair expressing the wishes ol oil for their continued good health and happiness
Other gifts received were o box of cigars from J. Marpole. box of cigars
from Wally Williams, a lovely tie from
Mr. and Mrs. Keeler and family and a
bottle of cigars from thc agreement
committee of the Canadian Colliery
employees. Mr. and Mrs, Bates though
much affected expressed their appreciation. Mr Hamilton Bates also neatly voiced his thanks for the extreme
kindness shown his parents Community singing and various amusements
were then resumed until midnight
when "Auld Lang Syne" wound up a
hupp time
Those present weie Mr. and Mrs. J.
Thomson. Mr. and Mrs. W McLellan,
Sr„ Mr and Mrs T Hobbs, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. T. Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Robertson, Mr.
and Mrs J Stant, Mr. and Mrs. Lyons.
Mr. nnd Mrs Hamilton Bates, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Strong, Mr. and Mrs W Walker. Mr.s. Slaughter, Mrs. T. Baird, Mrs
Stephenson. Mrs. Bouch, Mrs D Martin, Miss Sadie Hepworth. Mrs. Bono,
Mrs. Galeazzi, Mrs Minio. Mr.s, Free-
bum. Mrs Jas Stockand. Mrs Warren
Mrs. Mossey, Mrs. W Graham. Mrs.
Schmidt. Mrs Nicholas, Mrs W. Morrison. Mrs J Irvine Mrs O. Hoffelra.
Messrs J Stewart and J Marpole.
A jolly time was ipenl at the home
..f Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Walker, 467,
7th Avenue West, Vancouver on
February Nth, when some thirty
young people assembled ,the occasion
being tho -'1st birthday of their eldest son, Cbarle=. The rooms were
gaily decorated for the occasion, with
Valentine colors predominating. A
buffet supper was served by Mrs.
Walker, the table being beautifully
decorated, a huge birthday cake oc-
cuping the placo of honor in the centre  of  the   table.     The  evening  was
spent in music and dancing, music
being supplied by a four-piece orchestra. The party broke up in the
wee small hours of the morning with
the whole assembly singing, "For
He's a Jolly Good Fellow," ond wishing Charlie long life and happiness.
Mr. and Mrs, Walker and family
wore former residents of Cumberland
where young Charles has a host of
Members of the Workmen's Compensation Hoard were visitors to
Cumberland on Thursday in an official capacity, renewing several local
coses. The Cumberland Islander
THERE appears to be quite a lot uncertainty
about help being extended to the languishing
coal industry of Vancouver Island, through
the means of a three-cent-a-gallon tax on all fuel
oil, as asked by the Cumberland Board of Trade
and fully endorsed by every other board on the
Island, in addition to Conservative Associations at
annual meetings. Wise acres say it cannot be
done. We say IT .MUST BE DONE, otherwise
Vancouver Island would become a place of desolation. Coal has played, and is still playing an important part in the industrial activity of the Island and if the Industry is allowed to die for the
want of protection against foreign fuel, the ultimate result would undoubtedly be one of the worst
conditions this country has ever faced.
Away back in 1912, along with J. R. Lockhart,
T. B. O'connel and Messrs. Coulson and Fleming,
the publisher of the Islander worked hard in an
effort to get a tax on fuel oil and after many meetings and sessions, interviews and petitions, a tax
of one-half cent per gallon was obtained—only
half of what was asked for, this coming into effect
in the early part of 1916. Had the men of those
days been able to see far enough ahead the great
advance made by the oil men, a tax of at least five
cents a gallon would have been asked. Furthermore, had the aame interest been aroused in the
years between 1912 and 1916 as is the case at the
present time, an adequate duty on fuel oil would
have been put into effect and the coal industry
taken its rightful place in the development of our
During the past few weeks many delegations
have waited upon the government at Ottawa, both
Eastern and Western mining men have placed
before the Hon. R. B. Bennett, some of the difficulties they have to contend with. Mr. Bennett
expressed the urgent desire of his government for
a National Fuel Policy, but those who had studied
the matter, he added, could not fail to be impressed by the dilliculties to be overcome. HELP WILL
IT BE ADEQUATE ENOUGH V lt is up to everyone in the Comox District, nay everyone on Vancouver Island to sign the petitions which are being
circulated and assist the various boards of trade
to bring very forcibly to the attention of the Premier, the serious plight of the coal industry.
The Cumberland Board of Trade is to be commended for its action in drawing up the resolution
which has been adopted by every body it has been
placed liefore.
An improvement in the coal mining business is
confidently looked forward to following the first
meeting of the federal parliament.
July and may go over until fall. The
latter is improbable, however, in view
of the fact that no additional indemnity would be likely for an adjourned
session and the Government hopes to
clear the legislative decks to permit
undivided attention to the Imperial
economic conference in Ottawa
Sargon A Great
Stride Forward
Declares Nuise
"From my own personal experience taking Sargon, as well as from
my experience as a nurse, I believe
Whist Drives Are
Popular In Town
The Welsh Society's weekly Saturday whist drive was as usual well attended with seventeen tables in play
at the popular pastime. Winners ol ladles' prizes were Miss Gladys Miller
and Mrs. M. Nash while T. McMillan
and A. Frew captured those for gent's.
Refreshments were served by ladies of
the society.
Review No. 17, Womens Benefit Association held an interesting whist
drive following their regular meeting
on Thursday evening with thirteen
tables In progress. Mr.s. E. Schmidt
and Mrs. W. Newman were winners of
the ladles' prizes with Mis. R. K.
Walker securing the travelling prize.
In the gent's division Mrs. W. Wood
tsub.) won flrst prize with Frank Monaco taking second prize and the travelling prize. The latter also held the
winning ticket for a cushion raffled
durint? the evening.
Twenty tables were in play at the
Canadian Legion's whist drive on Saturday evening in Memorial hall when
an interesting number of games were
played. Ladles of th eAuxiliary served dainty refreshments when winners
of the card games were announced as
ladies' first. Mrs. H. Parkinson, second
Mrs, J. Clelland; gent's first Milton
Piercy. second Scotty Hunted. The
danct which followed was under the
auspices of the High School nnd was
most successful, a very large crowd attending, spending a most happy time
till midnight, the Merrymakers' orchestra supplying the music. A very neat
sum was realized toward the high
school sports' fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Hepworth, Mrs. Tem-
bey and W. Streithorse, of Nanaimo,
were week-end guests of Mr and Mrs.
J Strong. West Cumberland.
Mrs. Jeffrey was hostess at her home
at Royston on Tuesday evening last to
the members of the Royston Ladies'
Bridge club. Three tables were in play
and Miss Peggy Sillence was prizewinner. Refreshments and a happy
social time folowed the games
Mr. and Mr.s, Etheringtou and boys
and Mrs. W. E. Brown motored to Nanaimo on Sunday.
Mrs. J. Cunllffe has returned from
Nanaimo where she sjwnt two weeks.
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A. R. Kierstead. of Port Alberni, and
formerly of this city is visiting in the
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Mrs, Jas. Bennie was hostess at a
happy gathering in honor of her son,
Robert, who attained his second birthday on St. Valenine's Day. A merry
time was spent in various amusements
and during the evening a delicious
Slipper was served when the tabic was
lovely with Valentine decorations and
centred with thc attractive birthday
cake with two brightly colored randies.
The little honor guest received many
useful isifts on the happy occasion
Those present were Mrs. J, Bennie, Sr..
Mr. and Mrs. J Bennie, Jr., Mrs. O.
Robert.son and Jessie, Doreen Bickerton. Mr. and Mrs II Banks. Shirley
and Beverley Banks. Jackie Bennie,
Robert and Jimmy Bennie
The Scottish
Alice St.. Courtenay
PHONES:     226—Courtenay
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Child'n's hair cut any style ;(5c
Ladies hair cut any style SOc
Eight   Thousand   Were   Admitted   to
Canadian Mental HorpitaU
In   1930
There are .'{0,000 persons in Canadian mental hospitals—"asylums"
thoy were once called. That is a
greater number nf people than in
Kingston and Kitchener—enough to
form a god sized city.
Think of the happy, carefree children now goingto school all over Canada. A greater numberof them will
some day enter a mental hospital
than will graduate from college. One
person out of every twenty-two in
the community will some time during
hia life require treatment for mental
disease. About 8,000 persons were
admitted to Canadian mental hospitals during 1930, and there will likely
he many more than thut in 1931.
Of course, these 8,000 did not all
remain in the mental hospitals. Most
of them were sufficiently improved to
go home again and some died.
It costs the Canadian public $10,-
000,000 a year to feeti ami look after
these 30,000 people— in addition to
what their relatives spend on them.
In these days when so muny people
are out of wor!; this next point may
not seem very Important, but it is
true just the same that -'10.000 persons taken away from productive employment mean a loss to the community us a whole. And then—which
is more serious—there is the vast
amount of blasted hopes and human
suffering. These can not be put in
Those in mental hospitals, however,
are not the only cases who require
mental treatment. There ure others
whose trouble is not so serious—
those who suffer from various fears,
and other disorders usually referred
to as "nervous"—who should have
treatment. This group numbers many
more than all those in the mental
What causes mental disorders?
And what can be done to prevent
them? The answer to these questions, so far os known, and many
others will he given each week in this
Ottawa, Feb. 18; (special to the
Islander).—The first regular session
uf Parliament under the premiership
of Ut. Hon. R. B. Bennett which will
open March 12, gives promise of being one of the most important as well
as one of the most interesting in Dominion history,
Legislation to implement many of
the pre-election pledges of the premier will be introduced. Under this
heading action will be taken to relieve the provinces of the burden of
old age pensions, to initiate the National Highway plan and to restore
grants in aid of technical education.
Provision will also be made to cope
with continued problems of unemployment and to assure seed and feed
to distressed agriculturists as well as
to extend aid to those farmers wishing to engage in mixed farming.
Of primary interest, of course,
will be the revision of the tariff. A
committee of the cabinet started
work on February 17 on a series of
tariff hearings where all those interested in changes will he heard. Agricultural and farm products items are
now under consideration. The committee may continue its hearings after Parliament meets as evidence can
be heard until immediately before
the budget is presented.
It will be necessary to vote money
for the public service hefore March
31 and for this reason the estimates
for the year are likely to be placed
before the House very early in the
session, Then, as is customary, a bulk
vote of a twelfth, or a sixth of the
total will be asked to enable public
business to go on until the detailed
votes can be considered and passed.
The cabinet is holding daily sittings in preparation for the session
which will certainly  not  end until
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Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat ot Union Boy
Every Sunday morning
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this remarkable new compound-to be
a stride forward in medicines .declared Mrs, Bertha Gibbs, 335, 59th
Ave. F... Vancouver. "I was in bed
three weeks with jaundice. I had
terrible pains in my stomach and
back I'd bc unable to retain any
food and had such a smothering feeling at times I'd have to walk the floor
for breath. I was so badly constipated that laxatives didn't have any effect and I had to resort to enemas.
"Tbe results I received from Sai-
Kon and Sargon Soft Mass Pills have
been remarkable. I've had none of
the awful stomach spells or any
trouble with constipation since the
first week: my color is greatly Improved and I have worlds more en-
ergv and strength. Although I ve
never publiclv recommended a medicine before, I feel duty bound to
make this exception".
Sold by Lang's Drug 4 Book Store.
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone  71   or  23.  CuraberUnd
Courtenay Phone ZOO
Let us  make  thing,  look like
new for you thi. Sprint.
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Koonis Steam Heated
P. P. Harrison j
Main Office ■
Courtenay         Phone 'J68 ;
Local Office j
Cumberland Hotel in Evening* !
Telephone 115R or 24 i
Dental Surgeon
OfTIre Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
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CLEAR as a crisp
and frosty
morning! Phoenix
Lager is delicious
with any meal . . .
at any hour!
-Now Showing:
. by
Fil ned on a spectacular scale in
ull its gin t strength and splendor! The .'orld-famous record of
Alaskan go.d-rush days. Raw gold,
he-men, o *.e kind of woman—
another.   lighting!   Loving!
lie dedicated the ten best years of his life
to revenge! Revenge against Moby Dick,
the man-killing sea monster who had made
him a cripple and taken love from within
his reach!
Ten years he spent on filthy ships, searching far horizons for the enemy whale. Then
at last the sea beast was sighted! Then at
last came the combat that is the most
thrilling moment ever captured by microphone and camera!
A Dunamic Drama of
Whaling Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
February 23rd, 24th and 26th
Fresh, French
and frisky
bubbling with
his old
sparkle and his
new song hits
There's one trick
about love making I forgot to
show you and it's
the best of all.
You'll see it this
RICE    time*
Hn,  Hlm   Sim i
HU   New  Hit.ll
"You  Brought  •
Now   KlnJ ot<
"Living   in   tho
"The Big Pond
d Qarainounl picture
Chevalier's been watching American girls. He thinks he knows
what they want. In "Innocents
of Paris," he made love to a
French girl. "In "The Love Parade," he made love to a queen.
Now he makes love in America!
And sings two new song hits!
Friday and
February 28, 27, 28
Monday and Tuesday]    A MeW ?/ Mirth, Melody
March 2nd and 3rd ...   and Entertainment
Ibis advertisement is not published ur displayed by the Liquor Control Hoard or by the
Government  of   Britisll   Columbia
Joe E. Brown
Bernice Claire
Speedboats roar to victory. See the big
doings on moonlit nights at a classy
summer hotel. See the new dance sensation. Hear three sensational song hits.
Get the thrill of your lafftime from the
funniest picture we have ever shown.
NOT JUST FUNNY BUT A RIOT! vniuAi, r&BituAKi isutn, ivai.
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When Purchasing
See that it bears the name of Hot-
point or Manning-Bowman which
stand for outstanding quality in Electrical Appliances.
A full line of percolators, waffle irons
grills, vacuum cleaners, irons, curling
tongs, etc., always on hand.
for Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Life assurance has now, apparently, reached such a point in public estimation and confidence that it seems comparatively immune from the ordinary
vagaries and fluctuations of other lines of business. The Sun Life Assurance
Company of Canada, whose report appears elsewhere in this issue seems to
enjoy this public confidence to an unusual degree, for it reports new policies
written during the year to the net amount of over $700,000,000, the largest
in the company's history of sixty
This year it celebrates its diamond
jubilee. A graphic picture of its progress is shown in the report which
discloses, decade by decade, its
growth from assurances in force in
1880 of less than $4,000,000 to over
$2,800,000 today; and of an accumulation of assets from less than
$500,000 in 1880 to nearly $950,-
000,000 at the present time. Even
more striking is the fact that the
company has paid its policholders and
beneficiaries since its organization
over half a billion dollars—more than
its entire assurance in force only ten
years ago. This is almost magical
and helps to explain the widespread
faith of ordinary men in Life assurance from the standpoint of investment as well as of family protection.
A most interesting feature of the
report relates to the company's investments, The Sun Life has long
been a consistent and successful investor in high grade stocks. These
securities are valuated on the last
day of each year by the Canadian matattt av
department of insurance on the basis ■*• o.-MA-bAULAY
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada.
of their market price on that day.
Such a test this year, needless to say,
was a most exacting one. Yet even at
the abnormally low prices prevailing
at the end of the year the company's
common stock holdings, taken by
themselves, showed a substantial excess over cost. Moreover the actual
cash dividends paid during 1930 on
the total common stocks held by the
company in the previous year were
nearly $1,000,000 in excess of the
dividends paid on these identical
shares in 1929. Such a satisfactory
issue from the sharpest and severest
market "break" in this generation is
a wonderful vindication of the investment sagacity of the company. The
rate 6.44 per cent., earned on the
mean invested assets of the company
is a further proof of thrifty administration.
The company announced that the
profits to policyholders entitled to
participate during the ensuing year
will be allotted on the same generous
scale as has existed for some time,
and thnt the special maturity dividend which has been so popular will
also be continued.
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks  Co.,  Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, rough $16,00
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, dressed or sized .... 18.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 8" and 10"  16.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 6"  15.00
No. 2 Common Fir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic 6" and 8"  21.00
All higher grade finishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
15% to 20% on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
f Office, Cumberland 169
| Night Call, Courtenay 134X
Vice-President and Chief Actuary
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
the telephone
speed up
your business
In modern busine-it speed
It vital. Tha man who geti
there first has the best opportunity of making the
■ale. You can reach out-of-
town customers in the space
of a fow moments by using
tha long-distance telephone.
Timo lost by writing letters
or travelling in person may
mean business lost. Why
not use tho speediest method? The long-distanco
telephone will get you there
Northfield Is Island's Racehorse
Breeding Centre
Saturday's issue of the Victoria
Times contained an interesting article dealing with the activities of the
Northfield home of Mr. Frank Be-
ban, which has the reputation of being the racehorse breeding'centre of
Vancouver Island.
The article referred to reads as
Frank Beban Es the owner of the
largest racing establishment in British Columbia, located at Northfield.
between North Wellington and Nanaimo. It is a 483-acre racing establishment, with some fifty of the finest
bred horses in the country.
It is estimated that the approximate eost of this racing industry is
Frank Beban is considered one of
Canada's finest sportsmen.
He is largely interested in lumber,
nnd is a large employer of labor.
He is now building a new home to
coat $25,000 on his racing farm.
Mr. Beban comes from New Zealand ,a racing country, and would
still have a race horse even if it were
the last thing it was possible for him
to have.
For many years he has heen associated with the coal and lumber business, being the owner of the Frank
Beban Lumber Company with a mill
at Extension.   He is president of the
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
C0AI,     —     GENEHAI, HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
AI.EX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and (il
Cumlierland, B.C.
Diamond Jubilee Year
19 JO
$2,47 i, OOO
$.18, l(>4,000
Head Office BltiUmf, Mmtnal
PAID FOR (net) •    $705,678,000
FORCE (net)        . $2,863,701,000
(net)        -     -     .    $186,662,000
IN 19JO        •     .      $81,274,000
ORGANIZATION    $500,949,000
(Isduding psiisJ up CipiissJ Stock)
RESERVE     •     ■      $56,532,000
31it, 1930     ■      -     $388,733,000
la a year in which nil classes of business have
encountered many difficulties, the Company hui
made gratifying progress. New policies paid for
show an increase of $51»227,652.32, both the
ordinary and group departments making substantial gains.
Total assurances in force show an increase of
$462,464|542.)S. This gain represents a very
high rate of persistency, indicating (he high value
placed by our policyholders on their contracts
with the Company ia a period of extreme financial
The number of policies and group assurance
certificates outstanding passed ihe million mark
during the year.
Tbe total net Income shows an increase of
The total payments to policyholders and beneficiaries since organization . . . equal the total
assurances in force in tbe Company's fiftieth year
(ten years ago).
The mortality among our policyholders has
been highly favourable.
The rate of interest earned on the mean invested
assets wu 6.44 per cent.
Profits paid to policyholders during the year
amounted to $25,641,231.04.
In a year of almost unprecedented business depression the outstanding quality of the Invest*
meats has been strikingly shown. Ihe actual
cash dividends received on the total common
stocks held by the Company were $069,103.84
in excess ofthe dividends payable on those identical shares in 1929... ■ Even on the basis of the
low prices at tbe dose of thc year our common
stock holdings show a substantial excess of market
value over cost.
Profits to policyholders entitled to participate
during the ensuing year will be again allotted on
the sule at present la operation.
The special Maturity Dividend is also continued on thc basis announced last year.
Industrial Timber Mills, Limited, at
Youhou, take Cowichan.
Mr. Beban first started racing his
own horses in 1923 when he bought
"Jack Fair-man." This horse was h
great favorite with the racing public
and won many races.
In 1&26 he purchased it dozen
brood mares from Dr. A. K. Mc-
Combor, of California, also Liberty
Loan as a stud and commented breeding his own stock.
Liberty Loan is a very famous
horse believed by many to be the
fastest of his day.
It will he remembered he won the
Latonia Stakes as well as other classics.
In 102(J Mr. Beban went to New
Zealand and shipped here four New
Zealand thoroughbreds including The
Mask, a sterling performer and winner of many races on Uritish Columbia tracks.
Prince of  Wales'  Colt
Returning from New Zealand he
purchased from the Prince of Wales
a colt, Somers Heir, by Will Somers
out of Imp Flood.
This was probably the best nnd
fastest Western Canadian horse foaled. This horse was a winner nt Tia
Jiiana. and on all British Columbia
In 1H2H he purchased four two-
year-olds from Mr. Boots, the Cnli-
fornin breeder, and raced these with
success in British Columbia and California.
The first colt he bred wns Extension, named after the spot on Vancouver Island where is located tho
owner's lumber mill. Extension was
out of Saraha by Hand Grenade. Extension is now five years old, and it
consistent winner.
In 10'iO his first crop of two-year-
olds arrived at the race tracks and
won more races for two-year-olds
thnn those from any other breeder in
British Columbia.
It is his intention to change the
present sire, Tableau d'Honneur, and
supplant him with Summer's Heir.
B.  C.   Racing  Conditions
Mr. Beban believes that the time
has arrived when alt those who wish
to race on British Columbia tracks
must do so nt their own expense instead of having to have their freight
and feed bills guaranteed.
This is one of tht; sore spots with
British Columbia racehorse breeders.
If breeders and racers go to other
countries they have to foot the bill
or they cannot race.
It Is believed by those who breed
and race horses in British Columbia
that if all racing men had to pay all
their expenses themselves il would
be the means of getting cleaner racing, larger purses, and a greater inducement tn improve tho raring stock
in British Columbia.
One novel suggestion has been
made by the British Columbia racing
Instead of having races named the
2..'!H handicap or so many claiming
races wil hunt names, the various
races could bo named attractively,
RUch as the Victoria, Sydney, Saanich, Longford, Malahat, Cobble Hill,
Sooke, Jordan liiver, Oak Bay Esquimalt, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith
Cedar, Nanaimo, etc,
By using such names there would
lie a tendency to have more Vancouver Island bred horses in the races,
and would encourage more British
Columbia bred horses.
Tlie same would apply lo tbe races
on the mainland.
Chnngei  Ncccuary
As a sportsman and not a professional horseman, Frank Beban, who
lines   not   have   to   depend   upon   his
winnings on tho rare track for a living, believos many changes will have
to be made in raring in British Columbia if this form of sport is to remain popular with local racegoers.
"If only those who can meet all
racing expenses are allowed to run;
and if more encouragement is given
to British Columbia bred horses, it
might be possible for others in my
position to be able to employ as many
as I do now," said Mr. Beban.
There is also a possibility of having more British Columbia jockeys in
the game, At present most of the
jockeys are from other parts because
the majority of horses running today are foreign-hrcd. who naturally
bring their own jockeys with them.
"It is my ambition," added Mr. Beban, "to hnve night racing at my
race track at Northlield in the near
future. These races would take plnce
at the week-end and would probably
bring many hundreds of tourists to
Vancouver Island who wouhl probably not come at any other time.
"I nm now building a mile track
on my estate, I have already one
about one.bnlf mile. It will be some
time before the mile track i- finish-
Evcry care is taken to see the
horses on the Beban racing and
breeding farm are well cared for.
It is difficult when meeting Mr.
Beban at bis lumber business to im
agine him to  be interested  in  anything but his lumber.
He is always willing to discuss
anything relating to thoroughbred
Alwayt Something to Learn
"Although 1 have been in thc racing game for years there is always
something to learn," said Mr. Beban-
"Although this is only a hobby of
mine I lake as much pride in it as
though my whole life depended on
my horse winning. 1 want all my
horses to win fairly, and no man can
work for me unless he is a 'Brjuare
shooter*. I have been very fortunate
in this respect.
"I um not one of those who seek
to exclude outside horses. The more
the merrier, if they pay their own
expenses. I, like all other breeders
of horses for racing in British Co-
lumbiu, am most anxious to have
competition under fair conditions.
We racing men now have enough
horses to give any outsiders a good
run for their money."
The property at Northlield is situated where the old powder works of
years ago stood. Now, instead of violent explosions which used to take
place, there are prancing horses,
nolghing and raring over thc field**
that make up this large estate
On the Northlield estate men nre
gelling the grounds ready for the
Mowers that will surround the $25,-
fiOO house lie is having built .
Until recently Mr. Beban had a
home in Vancouver also, but the call
for more* of his time on his racing
nnd breeding farm at Northfield
caused him to sell out bis Vancouver
home and live more regularly nt
Northfield, Vancouver Island.
"I like to be close tn my race
horses" said Mr. Beban.
"I nm never so happy as when my
lumber duties permit nie to relax and
visit my Northfield estate."
Spring Dresses
We bave had delivered to us a few days ago some very smart
designs in wash dresses, the styles are right up to the minute,
and you can secure a worth while dress for         $2.25
Rayon Dresses In the newest styles in a good assortment of
shades, and the prices are very reasonable.
DRESS GOODS—Waco Silk a material very suitable for the
ladies' anil girls' dresses and can be used for slips and other
under garments, the colors are blue, rose, navy, champaign?,
white, green. 36 inches wide and the price is only, per yd., 45c
RAYON SILKS- A good assortment of colors, in plain and
figured materials, this is a quality that can be recommended,
and will give real wear The price for this quality is per yd. 59r
WHITE   AND   UNBLEACHED   COTTONS—Our   ruw   spring
shipment of cottons have arrived, and the prices arc considerably reduced, and the qualities improved.
LADIES' SHLK BRAS1ERS—A shipment of the soft silk
brassiers, so much desired by the young ladies. The sizes are
from 80 to 86 in several of the best shades.    Price each       75c
one of the best lines on tbe market at $1.50 pe,' pair, they
comprise several makes of the leading manufacturers, and will
give thi' utmost satisfaction.
LADIES GREMAD1NE HOSE—A special tine quality for the
ladies who desire something very sheer, two qualities, our best
at $1.95 and 'Air next nt per pair        $1.00
New Sprint; Goods are arriving and are now on view at
Sutherland's Drv Goods
I      Personal Mention
by thp Cumberland District Welsh Society will be held in the jj
with a \\
Dancing 10 p.m. to 'J. n.m.                Merry Makers' Orchestra jl
_   _   _   '— $1.25 \
SUPPKR AN D DANCE   —   —   —   —
Admission \„ the dance: Gents. 76c, Ladies 50c.
Tickets may be obtained  from the secretary,  A.  G.  Jones,
Phono 160L or the treasurer. Mrs. M. Brown, Cumberland.
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CANADIAN housewives
^^ have come to know that
they can depend on Nestle's
Evaporated Milk—a product of
Canada. For this delicious,
creamy milk never varies in
quality. Pure cow's milk,
uniformly rich; made
safe by sterilization;
kept safe by sealing in
airtight containers.
NESTLE'S- World's
hirgest Producers amt
Sellers of Cot/dented and
Iifttporatid Milk,
In the list of prize-winners at the
bridge of the men's bridge club last
week, an error occurred in the listing of the ladies' prizes, which should
have read, ladies' first, Mrs, S. Watson, second, Mrs, A. Nunns, third,
Miss F. Sehl.
Mr. A. H. Kerr left for Alberni on
Thursday evening.
Mrs. C. Polkinhome entertained at
her hume on Maryport avenue on
Wednesday evening, a jolly time being spent in cards, music and dancing. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess followed by a social
vhat before the close of the evening.
Those present included Mesdames T.
Armstrong, Roy Brown, D. Stevenson, M. Polkinhorne, J. Donnelly and
the Misses M. Adamson, M. Richardson, V. Picketti, K. Bono, J. Bono, M.
Gozzano nnd Messrs. C Polkinhorne
and J. Donnelley.
Fourteen tables of whist were in
play on Tuesday night at the Eagles
hall, being under the auspices of the
ladies' auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Miss Vera Picketti was
awarded first prize, Mrs. Beveridge,
Jr., second and Mrs. Damonte consolation. Appetizing refreshments were
served by the ladies.
Thc Ladies' bridge club met at the
home of Mrs. McCreadie, Windermere avenue, on Tuesday night when
four tables of bridge were in play.
Mrs. E. R. Hicks secured the prize
for highest score of the evenlng.De-
lectable refreshments were served
and a social time enjoyed.
Mi-s. W. Newman, Allen avenue,
was hostess on Wednesday evening
to a few friends. Honeymoon bridge
was played for a time. Succeeded by
whist. Mrs, Frew wns the fortunate
winner of first prize, Mrs. J. Newman second prize, and Mrs, Reed,
consolation. A delicious supper was
served following the card games and
a happy social time ensued. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Frew,
Mrs. Reed, Mrs, Tweedhope, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Newman, Mrs. .1. Newman
and Mr. J. Terney,
Mr.s. Frank Mason was Informal
bridge hostess when she entertained
with three tables at her home, Maryport avenue, on Saturday evening.
Mrs. J. Shortt secured the ladiim'
prize and Mr. Finch the gent's. Refreshments were served by the hostess,
The pupils of the High School are
giving considerable time and effort to
the coming entertainment to be given
.in the llo-llo Theatre on March 5th.
The musical play "The Princess
Chrysantehmum" is under the direction of Mrs. Tribe. The pretty costumes, lilting melodies and witty dialogue are sure to please. The spoken plays arc under the direction of
Mr. Kelly. "The Pot Boiler" gives thc
audience a glimpse of the inside
workings of the stage amidst roars
of laughter. "The Mayor nnd the
Manicure," also a comedy, shows how
the strategy of a politician outwits
the schemes of nn adventuress, The
evening promises to he the hest entertainment of the yenr.
Mrs. W. Hudson was hostess on
Tuesday evening at three tables of
bridge followed by a social hour. Mrs.
R. Littler was successful in gaining
first prize; Mrs. Whyte, who tied with
Mrs. J. Lockner, secured second prize
on the cut of the cards, and Mrs. R.
McNeil the consolation. Delightful
refreshments were served by the
hostess. Those present were Mesdames J. Gear, R. McNeil, C. MacDonald, K. Brown, H. Parkinaon, J.
Lockner, C. Whyte, R. Littler, R. J.
Quinn, R. Abrams, J. D. Davis, A.
Clark, W. Hudson.
Mrs. E. Williams entertained a
tew friends at hei home, Penrith ave.
West on Wednesday evening. A very
pleasant time was spent in cards and
listening in to the radio, after which
the hostess served supper. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellis, Mr,
and Mrs. McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. E.
Williams, Mrs. M, Brown, Mrs, R.
Childs, Mrs. B. Tarr and Mrs. J. Williams.
Master Louis Witt, small son of
Mrs. L. Witt, Derwent avenue was
badly burned on Wednesday when
some firecrackers which he placed in
his pocket became ignited. The little
lad is resting as well as can be expected at his home.
Mrs. J. Newton, of Victoria, is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. Graham,
First street.
Miss Lilian Banks entertained at
dinner on Thursday evening last on
the happy occasion of her birthday,
Covers were laid for eight.
The annual Masquerade Ball of the
Cumberland Volunteer Fire Dept.
will be held in the Ilo-Ilo hall on
Tuesday, March 17th. Good prizes
Keep this date open.
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton, M.L.A.,
arrived home from Victoria on Friday last returning to the Capital on
Mrs. J. C. Brown who has been visiting in Victoria and Vancouver returned to Cumberland on Wednesday.
* *    *
The annual Masquerade Ball of the
Cumberland Volunteer Fire Dept.
will be held in the Ilo-Ilo hall on
Tuesday, March 17th. Good prizes
Keep this date open.
• *■    *
The Gedunkers held their usual
weekly meeting at the home of Miss
H. Parnham, Windermere avenue. A
very pleasant evening was spent at
crib followed by a social time. Delicious refreshments were served by
the hostess during the evening. Those
present included: Miss M. Baird, Miss
Isabel Herd, Miss Evelyn Carey, Miss
Beth Horbury and Miss Lillian Banks.
Nine tables of crib were in play on
Thursday night on the occasion of
the weekly crib drive of the Elite
cribbage club at the Cumberland hall.
Delectable refreshments were served
by a picked committee following the
card games. Mra. Alex Maxwell, Sr.,
was announced as winner of first
ladies' prize and Mrs. McRae second.
In the gent's section, Mr. J. Horbury
gained first prize and Mr. A. Maxwell
second. A jolly social time followed making the evening a very pleasant one.
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Folks wc sure were pleased as tho result of our etl'orts
Ki give you meats al CASH AND CARRY PRICES,
during last week-end. .Many people realized that good
dollars could lie saved by taking advantage ol our low
eash prices,
Round Steals, per  Its.
llecf Dripping, 3 tb.. for .   25c
Sirloin Stf.sk, per tb.
Lard,  5*.            95c
Pot Rssisiti, per  Its.
Lard, 3't                              .    80c
Rib Roasts, per  tb.
*   -• —*— •-_*.-.
Boiling Beef. 2 Its., for
Rump Roait., per Ib.
Leg, and Loins of Lamb
Rhubarb,  per   tb.                  .   tOc
per Ib.   .  .
Lemons, per dozen                   25c
Shoulders,  per   tb.
Onion.,  7   tba.  for   .              25c
Slew Beef, per  lb.
Orapo Fruit, 4 for                 25c
Leg. and Loin, of Ports
Oranges, 5 doz.  for                85c
Per   Ib	
Orange*,  targe, 2 doz.  for 55c
Leg. and Loins of  Veal
Applet,  5   tbs.  for                   25c
Per lb. 	
Cauliflower   .          20c   and 25c
Stew Veal, per tb.
Carrot., 2 tb. for                     25e
Shoulder,, per   tb.
Potatoei, per sack     $1.45
It paid dozens lo take advantage of our cash and carry
Wilcock & Co. Ltd.
Family Butchers                   Opposite the Post Office
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Grand Opening
Tommy's New
Hardware Store
To celebrate the occasion a
will be held in our new store
Tuesday, February  24th
from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Merry Makers' Orchestra Everybody Welcome!
The stock in our present store -will be moved to our new
location .immediately after the dance, where we wilt be
open tor business in the course of the next few days.
Watch for further announcement.
Tommy's Hardware Store
K. Nakinishi
Next to City Meat Market Dunsmuir Avenue
Mrs. W. Crawford, of Campbell
River, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
C. McDonald.
»    *    -
Mrs. Yano, wife of J. Yano, a well
known resident of No. 5 Japtown
passed away at Cumberland General
hospital on Saturday morning after a
brief illness. The deceased leaves beside her husband, seven children
ranging in age from 13 years to 4
* *    *
Rev. T. L. Hipp, Vicar of Holy
Trinity, conducted service at St. Sav*
iour's, Denman Island on Sunday
morning last. The Rev. gentleman
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Hast-
.tngs for the week-end.
* n       *
Mr. S. J. Halls, of Victoria, manager
of the light and power department of
the British Columbia Electric Railway Company was a business visitor
to Cumberland on Thursday.
* ♦    *
Mrs. Frew, Allen avenue, entertained at two tables of honeymoon
bridge and one of whist on Thursday
evening. Mrs. Reed gained first prize
Mrs. W. Hutchinson second and Mrs.
C. Whyte consolation for bridge. Mrs.
D. Bannerman Becured the prize for
highest score in whist. Supper was
served by the hostess and a social
time rounded off a pleasant evening.
Those present included: Mrs, W.
Hutchinson, Mrs. R. A. Robertson,
Mrs. W. Newman, Mrs. J. Lockner,
Mrs. J. H. Robertson, Mrs. W. Woods
Mrs. Reed, Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. Frew
Mrs. D. Bannerman, Mrs. C. Whyte,
Miss N. Robertson and Miss Ivy Frew.
* *    *
Miss Vincen Auchterlonie was n visitor to Vancouver on Wednesday returning Thursday. She was accompanied by motor to Nnnalmo by Stan
Mounce and Wllbert Auchterlonie.
* *
Committees   representing   the   Wo-.
men's Missionary societies of the Cumberland United Church and Holy Trinity Anglicon church met in the United
church hnll on Friday afternoon last
to complete arrangements for observing the World's Day of Prayer, the
date of which is set for Friday next.
February 20th. Mrs. J. H. Hewitt presided. It was decided that services under joint auspices of these societies be
held at 33:0 on the above date in the
United Church when all women interested will be welcomed.
Mr. and Mrs. Acker of Sooke were
visitors to the district last week, guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael, Koyston
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Pa. ish of t umlierland
(Lent I)
MMina, 11 a.m.—The Vicar.
Children's  Service,  2:30 p.m.
Evensong, 7  p.m.—Rev. G. L.
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hnve a large stock of second hand
and rebuilt typewriters, all makes,
which we are offering at greatly
reduced rates. Prices ranging from
$36.00 to $80.00. Terms arranged
to suit customer. Remington Typewriters Ltd., 321 Pemberton Bldg.,
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Floral Designs
Made up lo suit any occaiion.
Any ortlei- 'phoned before midnight will he waiting for you
the following morning.
.lust 'Phone Your Request
We'll do the rest
No. si 324 Courtenay
Nifht  'Phone  98X
The whole world is wondering about RusM.t
what is really goina on
there—whal will bc the
effect on the civilized
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knows whnt he la writing
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Box 90     Cumberland
Ladies' House and Voile Dresses, special at $1.95
Ladies' Full-fashioned Hosiery, all colors, all sizes $1.1
Ladies' Silk Vests 69c
Ladies' Silk Knickers 79c and $1.00
Seedless and full of juice, 50 for 50c
2 Pink Salmon, total value 90c
SPECIAL PRICE, 3 one-pound tins 75c
2 lbs. of Bulk Tea and 1 Green Tea Pot, 5-cup QK*»
capacity for J/OC
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
Matt Brown's Grocery
March, 5th at 8 P.M,
Cumberland High Echool
A One-Act Play:
"The Pot Boiler"
By Alice Gerstenberg
A Musical Operetta: ,
"The Princess Chrysanthemum"
By C. King Proctor
A One-Act Play:
"The Mayor and the Manicure"
By George Ade
Tickets from High School Students:
Adults. 50c;   Children, 25c;   Reserved Seats 75<,
Tickets and Plan at Lang's Drug Store, Cumberland.
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Quality Economy
Try trading with us regularly . . . you'll be delighted
with the slimness of your grocery bill ... and mighty-
pleased with the quality of the food.
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 Prompt, Courteous Service
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good"
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