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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which It Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII., No. 18
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
in Philadelphia Evening Ledger.
The following letter is self-explanatory:
Mrs. A. M. Coke, Canadian
Red Cross Society. Dear Madam:
I understand there is a rumor
going round that the Canadian
Red Cross supplies are ahead of
the demand and that work is not
so urgently required as it was,
This is not correct. We lately
received instructions from headquarters not to let up on work in
any way, and that large supplies
of socks, shirts, pyjamas and
dressing gowns were in demand
now more than ever. It is absolutely necessary to have great
quantities of Red Cross supplies
on hand so as to be ready for
any emergency that may arise.
During the month of May our
London warehouse distributed
439C cases, amongst the number
being 1100 cases to Boulogne Depot for Canadian Military Hospitals; 1000 cases to Paris Depot
for the needy French Hospitals;
130 cases to the Belgian Red
Cross; 155 cases to the Italian
Red Cross; 12 to the French
wounded Relief, and 61 to the
Wounded Allies Relief, the balance being distributed throughout the various military Hospitals. WilKyou therefore give
this wide publicity in your District.   Yours sincerely,
Hon.-Secy. Treas.
Mr. and Mrs. T, E. Banks are
camping at Clinton's beach.
Mr: and Mrs. Freeman and
family left for their home in
Washoe, Montana, on Friday.
Mr. Freeman was superintendent of the Canadian Collieries
from December 1916 until relieved on Tuesday by the arrival
of Charles Graham of Michel.
Mr. Freeman will resume his
duties as assistant manager upon
arrival in Montana.
Joseph Hunter, of Victoria,
chief engineer of the Canadian
Collieries and president of the
Wellington Colliery Railway,
was here on a visit on Thursday.
There will be service and communion in the Holy Trinity
Church on Sunday morning.
Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., left
for Victoria on Friday morning.
Carpenters a>-e now at work
renovating and remodeling the
Kilpatrick stable building on
Dunsmuir Avenue. When completed it will be used as a garage
by T. Naknishi.
The thistles on Dunsmuir Avenue have been cut down but
they are still growing night and
day on Maryport and Derwent
One Day Only-Dr, Morris is
the oldest and most experienced
Optometrist and Optician in
Western Canada. Eyes tested
and glasses fitted without drugs,
at reasonable charges.
Austrian Soldier—"We are going to make an attack on the
Italians." Another-"Do you hope we'll beat them?" "No,
I hope I'll be captured."  Numero, Turin.
Canadian Headquarters In
France, Sunday, July 15, via
London, July 16.—The King^,
during his visit, just concluded,
on the Western front, was intensely interested in the battlefield of Vimy Ridge and in the
men who fought there so splendidly. While on the Canadian
front he stood on the highest
point of the ridge, and looked
over the plain to the east, where
the enemy still struggles tenaciously to retain his hold upon
The King had seen Vimy before, under very different circumstances. In 1916 he climbed
to the top of Mt. St. Eloi, at a
time when it was a frequent target for German guns, and looked
out toward the Vimy Ridge, then
held by a victorious and confident
foe. In the foreground, as memorials of the heroic battles of
1915 between the Germans and
French, lay the ruins of Carency,
Souchez and Neuville St. Vaast,
while to the north, scored and
seard with abandoned trenches,
stood the ridge of Lorette. Within view was a tract of blood
soaked land upon which not less
than a hundred thousand men
had died in battle. Possession
of the ridge of Vimy was the
prize for which they had striven.
In the distance, upon the upward
slope, a little beyond the shell-
shattered trees that marked the
Arras-Bethune road, could be
seen the enemy's trenches, line
upon line of them, protected by
wide belts of wire and stretching back in ordered succession
to the summit of the, ridge. In
all the ground between St Eloi
and the enemy's first line no man
could show his head above the
British trench without risking
his life.
That was Vimy as the King
saw it in 1916. On this occasion
he motored up the Arras road
while it was lined with Canadian
soldiers, who cheered like men
who meant it. After greeting
Sir Arthur Currie, the Canadian
corps commander, and the commanders of the various divisions
in the corps, the King'continued
his drive to a point near an "O
Hip," which is army slang for
observation post. He viewed
Lens, Avion, Mericourt and many
other points further back within
the enemies lines.
The King was a sailor before
he came to the throne, and he
has still the sailor's preference
for a telescope, rather than the
field glass.
After he had thoroughly acquired the "lay of the land" he
turned to his immediate surroundings. A little military cemetery
where some of our men who died
on the very crest of the ridge
were bui ied, because there was
no road by which their bodies
could be taken down to Carency,
first claimed his sympathetic attention. They represented part
of the price in blood and tears of
the great victory they had helped
to win.
After paying his tribute to the
dead the King visited the German reserve trench, with it's
smashed dugouts and heaps of
wreckage of war material. A
general presented to His Majesty
an uncommon bit of spoil, in the
form of body armor, not unlike
the plate mail of the middle ages
which had been worn by an ene
my sniper. The King found for
himself a case of machine gun
cartridges and a belt of unused
The program for the visit called
New York, July 16.—A sweeping victory by the Entente Allies
sufficient in its effect to arouse
the German people to a realiza
tion that they have been deceived, is the only thing that will
bring about a revolution and the
overthrow of the Hohenzollems,
according to Prof. Herman Fer-
nau, a German journalist and
author of "J'Accuse", a pamphlet published in Switzerland at
the beginning of the war and
suppressed by that Government,
Fernan, now a- political refugee
in Switzerland, is quoted in an
interview obtained by the Switzerland correspondent of the
Russkoye Slovo, the text of
which was received here today
by the official French bureau of
information, cabled from Paris.
Fernau is quoted as saying in
the interview: "The fortress of
the Hohenzollems is impregnable in appearance only and it may
crumble to pieces at any unexpected moment, The Socialists
have been deceived, as have all
others in Germany by a continuity of official lies since the beginning of the war, when the
German government announced
a French airplane raid on Nu-
remburg and that Russian troops
had violated the frontier.
Later on the Socialists learned
that they had been deceived, but
they had not the courage to
change their attitude. Tbe Socialist party in Germany is, moreover, a big, capitalistic business.
They have 25,000,000 marlts invested in various enterprises and
they control several thousand officials and employees. The Social-Democrats prefer to lose
their honor rather than their
On August 2, 1914, Chancellor
von Bethmann-Hallwegg called
all the Socialist leaders in Germany into conference, and he
told them bluntly: Either you
will be with us or we shall destroy your organizations." The
Socialists decided to support the
Government and continue their,
"There is no doubt," the interview continues, "but that the
repression in Germany of any
popular movement would be attended by terrible results, and a
revolution would be the bloodiest
that the world has ever witnessed
This revolution, however, will
only come after a stinging defeat,
as only then will the people of
Germany be sufficiently indignant against the Hohenzollems
and the military caste."
The congregation of St. Georges Presbyterian Church will
hold a social in the basement of
the church on Tuesday evening
the 24th inst., in honor of its
newly wed members. All members and adherents are cordially
for twenty minutes on the ridge.
The King spent an hour and a
quarter there, to the perturbation of those responsible for his
safety. It is frequently shelled,
but His Majesty was fortunate.
Nothing came within half a mile
while the party remained. In
the air were a group of guardian
planes, sent tip there to drive a-
way any enemy machines which
might venture across.
Before leaving the King warmly praised the splendid valor of
the soldiers or the Dominion. He
passed out of the corps' area as
he had entered it, through the
ranks of thousands of cheering
Ottawa, July 18.—Tne Prime
Minister announced this afternoon that in view of the vote taken yesterday on the resolution
to extend the life of Parliament
it would not be sent to the Senate or further proceeded with.
The vote of 72 to 62, he said,
showed that Parliament falls
short of either unanimity or practical unanimity, so that a general
election is inevitable.
The announcement was received with some cheering and desk
pounding by members on both
sides of the House.
The following are the results
of the recent High School examinations given out by the Department of Education at Victoria.
Cumberland High School Advanced Course, Junior Grade,
maximum marks 1000. Number
of candidates 7, passed 7.
Florence A. Horwood, 648; Josephine B. Balagno, 639; William
C. Rickson, 627; Bessie B. Stewart, 564; Peter Mar, 561; Edith
W. Bickle. 514; Margaret C. Bannerman, 503.
Dr. E. R. Hicks of this city
and Miss Elsie Rogers, formerly
of Springhill, Nova Scotia, and
matron of the Cumberland General Hospital, were united in
marriage at the Mouut Pleasant
Baptist Church on the evening
of July 10th. The bride was
given away by her brother-in-law
Mr. A. Fraser. They were both
unattended. Rev. E. R. Baker
was the officiating clergyman.
William McFadyen arrived on
Sunday and left for San Juan,
Porto Rico, on Wednesday
morning. The young people gave
a farewell dance in the Ilo Ilo
Dance Hall on Tuesday evening
in honor of his departure. About
thirty-five couple were present
and refreshments were served
during the evening. Mr. McFadyen has been promoted to a
position in the branch of the
Royal Bank of Canada at Porto
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Little, of
Victoria, arrived on Saturday
evening and are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clinton,
of the American Consulate, during their stay in the district.
Mr. Little was at one tirm
general manager of the local
mines when they were owned by
the Hon. James Dunsmuir and
known as the Union Mine? of
the Wellington Colliery Company.
A large numberof the residents
visited Royston Beach on Sunday which has now become a
popular summer resort for the
residents of Cumberland. Several of our local business men
are camping at the beach.
James M. Savage, general man
ager of the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., left for Victoria on Tuesday.
City workmen erected the new
pole at the corner of Third Street
and Dunsmuir Avenue on Thursday. The new light will be
placed on the pole that stands
just outside the post office.
A S. Kendall of Victoria arrived on Thursday and has been
appointed to a position in the
payroll department of the Cima
ilian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd.
The usual Saturday night
dance will be held tonight in Ilo
llo Hall, from 9 to 12.
Miss Fulcher has been appointed operator at the private
telephone exchange ofthe Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.,
in place of Miss Freeman who
has resigned.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Gillespie
and family, of Vancouver, arrived on Wednesday afternoon
on a few days vacation between
Cumberland and the heach. Dr.
Gillespie a few years ago was
surgeon to the employees of the
Canadian Collieries. Leaving
here he went to Vancouver and
has built up a large practice in
that city,
Frank Sawford, chief electrical engineer of the Canadian
Collieries at Union Bay, was here
on an official visit on Thursday
in a new super-six.
John Brown, until recently a
fire-boss in No. 6 mine, is leaving
for Kamloops to take up farming. It is understood that Daniel Stewart has purchased the
Brown residence on Allen Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Banner-
man returned on Thursday from
their honeymoon trip to Victoria,
Vancouver and the Sound cities.
Percy Renwick, preventative
officer of Union Bay, who acted
as relieving customs officer during the absence of Mr. Banner-
man, has returned to Union Bay.
T. O. MacKay of Douglas
MacKay & Co., of Victoria, arrived on Saturday and left for
Victoria on Tuesday.
Gideon Hicks, of Victoria, and
Richard Kirkham, of Nanaimo,
left by auto on Wednesday after
spending a few days in. the district in the interests of the Gideon Hicks Piano Company,
Charles Graham, lecently appointed superintendent of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir).
Ltd,, arrived from Michel on
Tuesday evening and commenced
his duties on Wednesday morning.
The new Overland car owned
by Campbell Bros., and Mr.
Mordy's Ford car collided on
Saturday evening at the corner
of Third Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue. The collision caused a
little stir, a shaking up, and
slight injuries to one of the cars.
The city council has placed an
additional light at the corner to
avoid a similar occurence.
Mayor Bate is making quite
extensive repairs to the property
that he recently purchased at the
corner of First Street and Dunsmuir Avenue.
W. Pollard Grant, Barrister,
of Vancouver, arrived on Monday and left again on Tuesday.
Mrs. Richard Dowdall and
daughter Norma, of Victorii,
arrived at Royston Beach on
Saturday for the summer mouth.-.
Dr. and Mrs. Hicks returned
by the Cow'ichan on Sunday.
Upon their arrival at the station
in Cumberland they were nut by
a special auto.
The funeral of the late John
Bruce took plase en Monday
from the family residence on
Fifth Street to the Cumberland
If your sight is deficient consult tho Specialist at McLeans
Jewelry Store, Cumberland, Friday, July 27th.
L. R, Waddington, of Victoria,
mechanical and electrical engineer, arrived on Thursday and
will open up in business in cot •
ncclion with A. K. Kiurstead. TWO
Sty? Mmtta r
Published every Saturday by the Islander
Publishing Company at Ci mberland,
B.C., Canada.   Telephone 3-5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.(0;
Single copies. 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
"Ihe Canadian French have
remained strangely indifferent
to the possible fate of France,
perhaps the most reasonable ex-
planation being' that the French-
speaking Canadians had come to
regard modern France as forsaken by God because of ij;s
treat nent of the church. But
other considerations, probably
have an effect, such as the Canadian French political aspiration
to control the Dominion and the
rival nationalistic hopes of dom
ination through race, language
and religion, The Canadian
French seem rather parochial in
their conception of world affairs,
for the effect on Canada of the
downfall of Britain and France
would be tar-reaching, whether
English or French control were
established in the Dominion.
Springfield Republican.
"The attitude of the French
Canadians of Quebec is becoming
more and more inexplicable.
Tneir riotous opposition to con
scription sets a climax to a record
of indifference. Since the war
began Quebec has furnished only
a fraction of its quota of volunteers, and lately the merest dribble has come from the province.
Recruiting agents have been insulted and menaced near Montreal. Now that many Canadian
leaders declare that the Dominion's army in Europe can be kept
full and the home industries
maintained intact only by government control over the disposition of able-bodied males, demonstrators have smashed windows, soldiers returned from Europe have been attacked, and in
some districts the authorities
are reported to be considering
the proclamation of martial law.
French papers like L'Jjjvenement
are not definitely opposed to conscription; other papers, as La
Liberte, and political leaders like
Bourassaand Lavergne, are lighting it, as they have more or less
covertly fought the voluntary enlistment of Canadians for o< ei"
seas service. The ill-feeling di>--
played has iis roots in memorii s
as i Id as the wars between
France and England in this con
tinent, and a more direct origin
in the language controversy anil
the agitation of BouraBsa." New
York Post.
"Nov., when si e ;s about to go
on a conscription basis, Canada
realizes to what extent reluctance
to go to war may manifest itself
even among a relatively homogenous, tin-hyphenated people.
There arc two strains of blood in
Canada's population. Rut it is
impossible to call either element
hyphenated in the American
sense, for the French-Canadians
have lived on Dominion soil longer even than the English speak
ing Canadians have. Yet with
no conflicting blood or cultural
ties (for France and Great Britain are now allies), the French-
Canadians have shown a surprising disinclination either to enlist
or to support the war otherwise.
They have practised the pacifism
which our pacifists have so  far
only talked about. Conscription
has been deferred for nearly
thiee years because of a fear that
it would brin,' about a clash between the English-speaking and
the Frei.ch-speaking elements."
"Americans will sympathize
with the Canadian government
in its dialemma. And looking
back at our exhibition of indicis-
ion and our lack of unified national feeling, due to the pro-German
and the pacifist elements, both
alien and native, in our population, English-speaking Canadians
will doubtless now modify their
former critical attitude toward
us. Our predicament was for a
long time graver than theirs.
But we have extricated ourselves.
They will extricate themselves
A decidely cheap performance
was Hon. George P, Graham's
speech on the Military Service
Bill. He was one of the Committee of Caucus which recommended the referendum which
Sir Wilfrid adopted. He now
opposes it with consent of his
leader. He goes out with the
recalcitrants in order to bring
them back. There was an insincere ring in his speech. It fell
far below the level of the speeches of Hugh Guthrie, George Mc-
Craney and W, A. Buchanan.
He made all sorts of petty excuses for Ontario, and argued
that Sir Wilfrid had been right
on all big issues in the past and
might be right now, although he
did not think so. The Liberal
party is in hard luck if it must
look to Mr. Graham for leader
ship after Sir Wilfrid retires.
No one in Canada favors conscription of wealth and the tension should be snapped. As Mr.
Cockshutt pointed out in his
speech on the 22nd inst., con
scription of man powe- means
taking all a man has. Even the
wealthy newspaper which first
started the phrase has had to
come out and state what it means
as regards self. It explains that
it would be willing to give up all
its profits over 7 per cent on its
capitalization of $300,000. Conscription of wealth is a fine
phrase but no one really wants
it as applied to himself. Tax
wealth till it hurts is a better
phrase, because more honest,
more feasible, and more in the
public interest.
"What is the news about conscription and a coalition govern
ment? I am in favorof conscrip
tion myself. What does father
think?" This is what young
Loggie wrote from France to his
sister. He is a son of W. S. Log-
gie, Liberal M.P. The father
proved worthy of the son. He
spoke and voted for the Military
Service Bill.
Synopsis ot Cosl Mining Kegulatlosi
(.'<l A L mining rights of the Douiiiiior.
in Mxnitobs, Saakstchewnn and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Nnrtlmeat Terri
toriea mid in a portion nf the Proviuos of
Brituli Columbia, may be leased for s term
of twwity-ons ran at in annual rental of
SI minora. Not more than 2.MH) itci-ui
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease t. be made by
thu applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for are aituated.
lu surveyed territory the land muat be
iliiM'i-ibeil by auctions, or legal subdii Minus
■ >f flections, and in uiihui veyed territory
t he tract applied for shall be staked out by
theappliuaiit liininelf.
KhcIi application muat be aceomuauied
by a fee of fa which will be refunded il the
i ighte applied forare not available, hut nut
"therwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of.tire cents per ton.
Tlie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns »c
counting fur the full quantity of march,.
antahle coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the u,,al uiiniag rights, nr ,
not being operated, audi ret urns shall hr
fi.ti.i.-hed at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mil ins
tights only, but the I, ssea may h» i«<»,oilier! to purchase whatever availabla aur
face rights niay be considered neosjsary
f.rthe working of the mine at theme of
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Agent or Suh-Agent nfDoniitilon, Lands
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.li- I uauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishings
SATURDAY, July 21st
See Large Posters for Specials in all Lines.
DO YOU always use your telephone ?   Travelling, even a short distance, takes time.
Your telephone saves minutes and saves
energy.    It matters not whether the party you
want is one mile or a hundred miles away, the
telephone takes you in a moment.
Don't travel miles to do business, speak for a
few minutes by telephone. Use the telephone
instead of writing; written communications lack
the directness of conversation.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., Ll-.l)., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ass't (len. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of tw<5 or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
U.B.C. Beer
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C.; it's the beer of Quality-none better.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock—all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in -fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden,
Largest and best assorted stock in the country, Price list
on application.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. <t
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown. West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
'Voice on the Wire'
Every Saturday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
same day.   Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood for sale.     Apply to
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
WANTED:—A second hand cooking range and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00 per
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.  Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
King George Hotel
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   '•
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
Went Cumberland
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on-! month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads, to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best
Also you must get your shoes
claaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—huve them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Old Love Latter the Newly Weds
Found in a Secret
Grandmother Pendsrby was one at
those sweet-faced, silvery haired old
ladles who seems to have stepped
straight out ot the pages ot some seventeenth century novel. She ruled by
love, but unquestionably, In the old
house at Lynbrook.
Nobody would ever have dreamed of
disobeying or thwarting Orandmother
Penderby, Bven "Squire" Penderby,
hot-headed and Impetuous as he wasr
had never done that. One glance from
grandmother, one wave df the uplifted
finger, and the Squire was reduced to
a condition of trembling obedience.
That was why the quarrel between
Mildred, the old lady's granddaughter,
and her nance, Will Hurlbut, was
made up so quickly. They had been
engaged two years and they were to
be married at Chrlstmss. But Will
had been attentive to another girl—at
least, so Mildred fancied—and harsh
words left harsher feelings in their
wake; and the end of it was that
Mildred threw her ring at Will and
Will clapped on his hat and shimmed
the door.
"Quarreled? Did you say you and
Will had quarreled, Mildred?" exclaimed her grandmother that evening,
when she had succeeded In forcing an
explanation of her grandchild's tear-
stained face and dejected spirits.
"How can a girl quarrel with the man
she Is engaged to marry?"
"Because I have found out that he
Is false," sobbed Mildred unhappily.
"He—he—he didn't love me; he has
sever cared for me at all."
"He cared for you enough to offer
you his hand and namet Mildred," replied her grandmother.   "And I pre-
Grocers and Bakers
'Agents fur Pinhexek Beer
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
rDldn't You Evar Break an Engage
! ment, Orandmama!"
Lome that you had some knowledge of
Us nature and disposition before you
accepted him?"
"I was deceived," said Mildred. "All
klrls mar be deceived.  We claim the
fight to act for ourselves nowadays.
It Isn't ilk* It wss when you were
jroung and women had no power of
Initiative.   Didn't you ever break an
(engagement, grandmamma?"
The old lady's cheeks had suddenly
wn scarlet   "From the day when
accepted Mr. Penderby," she said,
"my will was his will and his wishes
ere mine, and I placed the most tallica trust In him."
So the quarrel ended, because that
ivenlng, when Will came back in a
enltent mood, Grandmamma Pender-
iy led him straight   Into   Mildred's
ioudo!r, and made Mildred put her
land In Will's, and then wisely went
iout and left them together.   And ten
minutes later, when they appeared before her, as she sat In her   chair,
knitting, the faces ot both were radiant.
The Penderby homestead was one
lot those quaint, old-fashioned houses
ithat are still to be found, here end
jthere, upon the very borders of our
'modern cities. It was full ot little
nooks and closets, and Its attics were
•tacked with the accumulated debris
of generations: old trunks, old furniture, old papers. A week before their
marriage, Orandmother Penderby, who
had been rummaging In what she
called her private store room, appeared before Mildred and Will,
flushed and triumphant   In her arms
J he bore a heavy, old-fashioned wrung desk.
"This is to be one of my wedding
presents to you children," she said.
'And don't turn up your noses at it,
either of you, because my mother
thought enough of It to give it to me
when I was engaged."
Mildred had often seen the little
dealt, but Instinctively she had refrained from tampering with It She
knew that grandmother valued It
highly—so highly that she had never
{allowed It to be ussd, but bad kept it
ion the high shelf among her most
Icherlihsd treasures. She bsd always
suspected that some of grandmother's
treasured relics were kept hidden in
it. But when she opened It It was
empty, and only the faint odor of
dead rose leaves betrayed the fact that
{it had contained anything but dust.
I "We'll keep—what shall we keep in
It, Will?" Mildred asked.
"pur love letters," responded Will,
promptly. That is, If It Is Mg
enough. But Isn't It strange, Millie,
that a desk of this size should have
suoh a very small Interior? It almost
looks as though it might contain a
secret drawer."
"There does seem to be a lot ot
space underneath tbe drawer," said
Mildred, Angering the edges of tbe
desk. "Why, Will, it rings quite hollow.   Just tap It and listen."
It certainly did ring hollow. And It
did seem as though tbere were some
second drawer under the first. But
the cunningly arranged veneering
gave no evidences ot any opening.
Will tapped and tapped in vain.
"I guess there isn't any secret
drawer, Millie," said Will, and set the
desk down upon the table with a
bang. And then a curious thing happened. The jar apparently set some
long devised spring to working, for
tbe whole front of the desk flew open,
revealing a little, flat compartment immediately beneath the drawer.
A single sheet of yellow paper, cov
•red with faded writing, lay there
Will looked at It and then snatched II
up and began reading.
"Will!" exclaimed Mildred reprovingly.
"But I must read It," he exclaimed.
"Look at this signature—It 1b that of
my grandfather, Ebenezer Hurlbut.
It may be some long-lost will.
But It was no will.   It was a letter
addressed to Orandmother Penderby,
and It ran as follows:
"My Dearest Own Elizabeth:    i
"Your cruel words to me today,
though they have sorely wounded me,
cannot quench the passion for you
that burns In my bosom. So, since
you have said that this unhappy misunderstanding of ours must end our
engagement, since you have forbid me
to approach the shrine and alter ot
my devotion, I shall place this within
your mother's writing desk, hoping
that some Impulse will draw you hither, to open the little drawer you once
showed me, and to find this outpouring ot my soul. Elizabeth, you cannot
mean that we -must part tor ever,
that you will bestow your priceless
self upon that dullard,. Nat Enderby,
for when your marriage bells ring out
my life will become unbearable to me
and I ahall end this wretched exist
ence. Without you, life will become
"Till time shall end. thine,
"Ebenezer Hurlbut.
"Jan. 24, 1867."
Will Hurlbut folded up the paper
and looked at Mildred. Her eyes were
moist and her lips were quivering.
"It must have lain there unnoticed
these fifty years and more," she said.
"We must not let her know, now."
"No," answered Will, and, tearing
the paper Into strips, he let them flutter slowly out ot the open window.
"WIU," said Mildred, presently, "do
you remember the date of your grand
father's marriage?"
"It was In the spring of 1858, I
think—It must have been, because my
.father was born that Christmas."
"And grandmother was married in
the summer of 1857. It didn't last
long, this desperate passion, Will?
But, dearest, do you know what grandmother told me once—It was lust after
our stupid quarrel? That when ehe
was young no girl ever dreamed ot
quarreling with the man she was engaged to marry."
Will laughed as he kissed her. "Oh,
well, I guess that human nature was
pretty much the same In those times
as It Is nowadays," he said. "But,
Mildred, dearest—"
"Think how lucky It Is for us she
didn't marry your grandfather. Because that would have made us cousins—and marriage between cousins Is
Impossible In this state."
(Copyright, 1813, by W. O. Chapman.)
Remarkable    Prescriptions    Handed
Down to Present Age From Dsys
of Superstition.
Pliny, the Roman writer, prescribed
various remedies for coughs and colds.
These Include wolfs liver, dissolved In
hot wine, honey mixed with the gall of
a bear and powders made from rabbit
skins and bullocks' horns burned und
pounded together, Another Is to wrap
any of one's fingers In the skin of a
freshly killed dog.
Tree frogs, too, are excellent for ail
forms of catarrh. Place one In the
mouth for a minute, and whon lie
makes his escape he takes that cough
with him. No harm Is done to tho frog,
for coughing and croaking are all tho
same to him.
For a cold in the head Pliny advln<>B
a simple yet Infallible remedy—throe
kleses on the mouth of a mule.
In the spring the cuckoo's first call
of the season formerly played a great
part In love divinations. A common
English belief was that an unmarried
person hearing a cuckoo call and Immediately taking off boots and stockings would find on the great toe of the
right foot a hair, whose color would lie
that of the poll of the destined lover.
Another idea, mentioned by Mllton(|
end persisting till this day, was that
sn unmarried man or maid would remain single tor just ss many years its
the number of the cuckoo's calls when
first heard in the spring.
How many atones in the Druidicnl
circle at Keswick, Eng.? One antiquarian says 48, but other mathematicians give different and varying estimates,   A favorite number Is 38.
Superstitious natives declare that the
lofty circle Is haunted by fairies, who
bring to naught the efforts ot the profane to take a census of the megaliths.
'They can't be counted," says the
tulde, "however long you try."
>a*a***sjs*|s*»*Tt tt^t^m^«at¥^*^SK3Ci'
Ilo   IlO 1
Showing Films From All Best Producers.   Pictures
Shown Here Include Bluebirds, Redfeathers
and Famous Players, which are run in
Leading Theatres of Vancouver, Vic-
Victoria and Nanaimo.
Every Saturday-
An Episode of the "Voice On The
Wire" a Serial in 16 Parts, is Shown,
together with a Mixed Program of
Comedy and Drama.
On All Other Days Of The Week-
Fiveand Six Reel Feature Films and
One Reel of Comedy.
Next Week's Bluebird Photoplay
Ella Hall In a Five
- Act Drama -
" Polly Redhead "
. About the time a man gets too old
k> do wrong he begins to do right.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 26th., and 27th.
5 Reel Paramount
" Black Wolf "
Lou Tellegan In The Lead
Watch For  "THE WAR OF THE TONGS," a play
written and acted by Chinese.   August 15.
EVENINGS 6.30 To 10.30
Admission-Children Under 15, 10c.
Adults 15c. Box Seats 25c.
Matinee Every Saturday, at 3 Oclock
Children 5c. FOUR
Hamilton, July 18.—Destruction, single handed, first of a
German submarine and then of
ii Zeppeline by Lieut. Basil D.
Hobbs of the Royal Flying Corps
is described in advices received
today by bis relatives.
His exploits, which have won
him a letter of congratulation
from Admiral Jellicoe and lec-
o nmendation for the Victoria
Ci'oss, were accomplished from a
He swooped down over the U-
boat and dropped bombs .on it
until i! Rank. A few days later1
h i attacked the airship and sent
ii crashing to the eaith in flames, causing the death of its en
tire crew.
R, W. Hunter and Mr. Bland
of Buttarand Chiene, auditors of
the Canadian Collieries Duns-
m iii" Ltd., arrived on Tuesr'ay
Stop! Look! Listen!
Just let your cars run
another ten days, then
a trial on repairs.
Mechanical and Electrical
Agent for Hie
Ilex llenilemm, Proprietor
EMtllimtPK ami Defttalia fiiniishril
mi M'l Mi™
Mrs. F. Oliver
R.A.M., London, England, and
Consei wiiuiivoi Mu8ic,Drcsden
Teacher of Pianoforte,
Theory, etc.
No. in. Camp.
The Spirella Corset is made to
your measure and lilted by an
expert corsetiere. Gives modish-
ness, style, refinemenl to dress;
perfect com foil and freedom of
movement; retains its original
form permanently, The Spirella Service provides a trained corsetiere to serve you in your home.
She will submit styles, fabrics
nnd trimmings for your selection;
show you the exclusive Spirella
honing and advise with you without obligation on your part.
Appointment nt your convenience  al
Mhs. Roy Rideout's
Millinery Pahlous,
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
To the Ladies of Cumberland and
Never wear a Corset smaller than two inches less than
your actual waist measure. If you do the corset will not
correspond to your figure. Always insist on getting the
right size.
Do not wear the same corset continuously.    Alternate
with another.   Both will wear longer.
When putting on your corsets,
never pull them together at top
and bottom, leave a wide open
space at waist-line. Have an
equal distance from top to bottom in lacing before drawing
loops at waist-line and over hips.
When taking off and putting on your corsets, always
loosen the laces first; by doing this your corsets will
give you better service.
5\y\c 940
Never bend from the waist-line when stooping;
always bend from the hips. This will avoid
breaking your corset.
Always ask for "La
Diva" and "D. & A."
non - rustable corsets.
They are the most stylish and in every way
' the most serviceable
models you can buy.
On The
Tonight, At Ilo Ilo
You can secure most of the latest models in these
corsets by visiting the " Big Store," who are sole
agents in the district.
Phone 3-8
ca k
A  Few Illuminating Facts:
THE TAXPAYERS of a town are the Stock-
* holders in that town. As such they should
be vitally interested in its propertv. Unless the
town pays them dividends in the shape of rising
real estate values and increased trade, they are
losing money on their investment. Insignificant
street lights, like insignificant funds, pay insignificant dividends.
AH other things being equal, the town with
the WHITE WAY pays largest dividends. ,
It receives more favorable publicity.
It attracts more desirable residents.
Its real estate values rise faster.
Did you ever consider it in that LIGHT before?
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd.
P. O. 314
Queen Insurance Company,
-   (Fire and Automobile,) and       g u
National Fire of Hartford.
DUNSMUIR AVE.. Cumberland
We have arranged with DR. MORRIS, of Vancouver,  Professional Optometrist, Eyesight Specialist, to be at our store
On Friday, July 27th
This is an opportunity to consult the oldest and most experienced Optometrist and Optician in  Western Canada,   an
authority on the subject.
The Jeweller       Cumberland, B.C.
Merchant Tailors
The Latest in Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring
Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing executed to your entire satisfaction.
Phone 5-5
Opposite Postoffice, Cumberland, B.C.
P. 0. Box 350
If you are interested in the
purchase of an Organ for Chapel,
School, Lodge or Home, you will
find at our store a most complete
selection, embracing instruments
by the most highly heputed Canadian and American manufacturers, including the famous
Karn and Goodrich Organs
These well known Organs enjoy a world-wide reputation for their superb
tone and other excellent qualities.   Our stock comprizes Organs at prices
from as low as $75.00 up, in Oak and Mahogany cases.
We can Arrange Easy Monthly Payment*.
G. A. Fletcher Music Co.
22 Commercial St.,
"Nana! mo's Music House,"
Nanaimo, B.C.


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