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With which is consolidated the Cumberland News.
The ma3s meeting held under the auspices of Cumberland,
Courtenay and Merville branches of the G. W. V. A. was so well
attended and such keen interest aroused that great hopes are
entertained by the members of the greal pressure they will bring
into the coming Provincial and Federal elections.
About 50 members of the Cumberland branch, along with their
lady friends, made the journey to Courtenay, travelling by automobiles kindly lent for the occasion by public-spirited citizens who
have the welfare of the returned men at heart. The thanks of the
Cumberland local are extended these citizens for the loan of their
cars. t '
Among those seated on the platform wan Mr. C. J. Bunbury,
representative of the Cumberland local, Mr. Ben Hughes, president
of the Courtenay G. W. V.-A.; Mr. Stewart, M.P.P.; William Duncan, Mayor of Courtenay; and Mr. C. CaYmichael, of the Provincial Executive of the G. W. V. A. Mr. Charles Graham of Cumberland was alao present.
Ladies' Auxiliaries Congratulated.
In the chairman's opening remarks he congratulated the ladies
present for their untiring efforts to better the conditions of the
returned men. Through their different Ladies' Auxiliaries they
had done splendid work. He extended them a warm welcome to
this particular meeting.
Government Outlived Usefulness.
During the course of his brief remarks, the chairman laid stress
upon the fact that the present Union Government had been elected
at a vital time in the history of the country. Whilst the present
government, in his opinion, had faced untold difficulties at the
commencement of its career, it had outlived its usefulness and
now was a most miserable failure. The only policy the present
government appeared to have was holding on to their seats and
drawing down their salaries (hear, hear). He then went on to
explain the aims and objects of the G. W. V. A. in calling that
meeting, urging all returned men to become members, sticking
together and to have a big voice in the coming elections,
ailed upon Mr.
The chairman' then
Farley of Merville to say a few words.
Flays the (iniernment.
Mr. Farley, on rising, did not take
many minutes to start in "flaying" the
present administration. He claimed
the government had not done the
square thing by the returned men, and
that the labor market at present, as
far as the returned man was concerned, was in a deplorable condition.
Having Just returned from Vancouver
he stated there were hundreds of returned men hanging around the different employment offices, being offered'the meanest kind'of work, and having to compete with the scum of the
orient, and In some cases with the
scum  of some   European   countries.
A change was now introduced into
the proceedings, when Mr. Knight was
called upon for a pianoforte solo, for
which he was well applauded.
A Spirited Address.  *
Mr. Carmlchael was then asked to
address the meeting. He dealt with
the present political situation from
the standpoint of the returned matt lu
a most masterly manner. Some of his
scathing remarks against the present
members of the provincial house being
received by the returned men with
rounds ot applause. He spared no
one, from the Premier of p. C. down
to the local member. One of his most
hitter remarks was when he exclaimed
with great heat, "The are all aBlcep;
it Is a pity some of them would not
go to sleep and forget to waken up."
He reviewed the convention at
Fernie at some length, and said that
the outstanding feature of that convention was the solidarity of the delegates In all their deliberations.
After slating the government over
their policy re the Luxury Tax and
the Income Tax, he exhorted the members present to rally around the Q. W.
V. A., to try and get hold of nil tho
returned mon they could, nnd organise
as they have never organized before,
and not to be led astray h)' any new
organization, as the present was no
time for new organizations to spring
up. He referred to the recent visit of
Harry Flytin, and said the only tiling
in his favor was that he was a returned man.
Finally he appealed to the members
to support their own publication, the
"Veterans' Weekly," as that was the
only means they had of expressing
their views freely. On taking his
seat he was accorded a great ovation.
Mrs. Fisher delighted the audience
with a song, playing her own accompaniment
Message from B. C. Executive.
The followjng message from the B.
C. Executive was presented to the
"From knowledge gained of political
and economic conditions ln Canada
during three years of effort on the
part of the Oreat War Veterans' Association to obtain equitable reconstruction legislation, we deem it our duty
to urge upon you the necessity of an
(Continued on Page Six)
For Purpose of Organizing the
Comox Electoral District—
Meeting Next Friday
At the close of the meeting held at
Courtenay under the auspices of the
G. W. V. A. on Wednesday evening
last, 'a meeting was culled of the
political representatives to tlie Cumberland, Courtenay and Merville locals, when n central commltttee
was formed for the purpose of
better organizing and controlling the
efforts of all returned men Iu the
Comox Electoral District. While thc
above committee will act principally
from a political standpoint, the main
object will be to at all times draw the
returned men of this district into
closer touch with each other, and
thereby bettor control any action wo
may find It necessary to take in tho
It is proposed to hold a meeting of
the above representatives at Courtenay on Friday. July 9, when a definite course wlll be decided upon' for
the anticipated nearby provincial elections.
Angus McRae Dies in Hospital
and Three Other Occupants
Are Severely Injured.
NANAIMO.—Angus Mcltnc, u resident of Nanaimo, sustained Injuries
Which resulted In his death In tlle hospital following an auto accident about
two miles south of Wellington Wednesday afternoon. The unfortunate
man, along with three other occupant'*,
was crossing the railroad track In an
auto when a freight train crashed into them. The three other persons in
tho car were severely hurt but csenped
death by a narrow margin. They wero
all taken to the hospital, but McRae
died shortly after he arrived. The
other men wlll recover.
Before Magistrate Bnlrd.
Robert L. Hackctt, of the Dominion
Art Company of Toronto, was fined
$100 and costs, In addition, to $50 for
a licence for the half-year ending July
15, for selling goods In tho city without having taken out a peddler's
licence. The case was heard before
Magistrate J. Baird on Friday.
Before Mayor McDonald.
J. Damonte, of the Vendome Hotel,
on Friday was charged with having
liquor In his possession in contraven
tion of the B. C. Prohibition Act and
was fined pO and costs.
Or Are You Leaving it to the
Other Fellow—or Lady—to
Vote for You Shortly?
Dont' forget that the last day, for
receiving registrations on the Voters'
List Is Thursday week. Aftfr that
dale the other fellow will vote for you
unless you have registered. If you
do not think your privilege Ib worth
tlie trouble, you will havo no kick
coming if the majority vote Is against
your wishes when the numbers go up.
Register Now and Be Sure!
No Provision Made By Postal
Department for Carrying on
Delivery of the Mails
Once again the mall ghost pops up!
We now have tlie dally mall service all
right, but since the last day of June,
when   the  carrier's .contract expired,
there lias been nobody authorized to
carry the malls to and from the trains.
In the   meantime   Postmaster   Cooke
has had to take the matter ln his own
hands and do the best he could under
the    circumstances,     otherwise     we
would have no mall at all!
Tenders were called two months ago
for carrying the malls ln Cumberland,
but up to the present the postal
authorities have failed to make any
arrangements for carrying on this Important work.
The wonderful inefficiency of some
government officials is truly marvelous!
Government Analyst Gets Some
Startling Experience Tinkering With Jap's Product
Two weeks ago, Capt. Mortimer of
the provincial police, accompanied by
Constabla, Dawlcy of Courtenay, wont
to the house or T. Kato, at No. t Japtown. There wns'nolhing In sight at
all suspicious, but the son of Nippon
seemed to be quite uneasy about a
trunk. When opened it was found to
contain bottles tightly tied down,
which on slight provocation exploded
with devastating effect. Constable
Dawlcy, to oblige the Japanese consul,
obligingly opened a bottle, the stuff
going over him and the surrounding
scenery with a soul-stirring bang.
Down in Victoria the government analyst Is said to have had a perfectly
good suit of clothes ruined when he
was going to test the mash, and with
good reason, for the stuff wns 33 Hi
per cent, alcohol.
Before Mr. Baird on WednesdH*
morning, Mr. (irelg prosecuting for tho
Inland Revenue, Kato was fined $300
and costs.
If the contractors building the G. W.
V. A. Memorial Hull were a little tardy
iu getting started, there is no kick
coming now, for tho building is going
up very fiwl -surprisingly so. And
the sound of the hammering Is like
music to the cure after ull these years
of building inactivity.
The following candidates ot Mrs.
Oliver were successful in tlie examination ot the Associated Board of Royal
Academy of Music and Royal College
of Music, London, England, In pianoforte music held In Cumberland June
PRIMARY—Dolenla Frelone Car-
leiiu Damonte.
ELEMENTARY—Vivian ABpesi, Kile
Richardson, Edna Bennle, Grace
Ogama, James Halliday, Honor Fech-
LOWER — Connie Bird, Audrey
Grieve, Stella Berkeley, Gffie Parkin,
Iris Graham.
The following successful candidates
wero presented by Miss Geoghegan:
PRIMARY—Allster McKinnon, Lily
Hanks, Lily Mussatto, Margaret Richardson-, Helen Parnham.
ELEMENTARY — Edith Horbury,
chrissle Sutherland.
LOWER—Christine McKinnon.
Premier Sues for $50,000 and
Gets Two Bits—Honest John
Says He is Satisfied.
"Wo find a verdict tu favor of the
plaintiff and assess the damages at
twenty-five cents."
This was the. decision arrived at by
the Jury ln the $50,000 libel action
brought hy Premier Oliver against R.
T. Elliott, K.C., whoso telegrams
alleging wrong-doing and deception ou
the part of Mr. Oliver, In connection
with the Dolly Varden mine legislation and other matters were the sensation nf the closing hours of the reccgt
session of the legislature.
Premier Oliver was not- In courl
whon thc news of the verdict was
brought In, but later expressed his
satisfaction at the outcome ot the
trial.   He said:
"I accept the verdict as a vindication
of tho accusations made against my
Mr. Elliott said: "I am satisfied that
the court and Jury gave impartial consideration to the case and the verdict
arrived at is satisfactory to me. As
soon as the court ruled that publication was made on a privileged occasion 1 knew that It would be impossible for the premier to succeed In his
Whether the verdict will carry costs
is not yet decided.
"I move for costs," said Mr. M. B.
Jackson, K. C, counsel for the
premier when the verdict was read by
the foreman ot the jury.
"I presume that is agreed to," said
Mr. Justico W. A. Macdonald, looking
In tlie direction of H. A. MacLean, K.
C, counsel tor Mr. Elliott.
"No, no," protested Mr. Elliott. "Thc
plaintiff asked for exemplary damages
and failed to get them."
His lordship accordingly directed
that the question of whether the
premier will get his costs or each
party will be left to pay their own, be
laid over until Wednesday morning
next, when he will hear counsel iu the
In Memory of Her Son  Who
Gave Up His Life in the
Great War.
Mrs. E. Hayward has received from
T. B. Mewburn, Minister of Militia
nnd Defence of the Dominion of Canada, a silver cross presented to her in
memory of her son, Pte. A. W. Hay-
ward, who gave up his life In service
for the Empire In tbe Great War.
Similar crosses are bein j presented to
all mothers and wives ot those soldiers who gave up their lives, and this
Is believed to be the first one to arrive
ln Cumberland.
Accompanying the cross Is en engraved card from tho Minister of Defence, reading: "This cross Is presented to you In memory of one who In the
Great War died for King and country."
Scholars of Holy Trinity Sunday
School Taken to Royston
Beach for Outing.
June ,'liilh was a gala day for thc
children of Holy Trinity Sunday,
Assembling at the I'nrlsh Hull at I
p.m. they were taken in cars kindly
loaned for the occasion to the hcai-h
at Royston, where they were Joined
by thc scholars of the Royston Sunday
School, Soon tho Bauds were doited
with kiddies in bathing costumes and
tbe air was filled with merry shouts
as the children splashed in tbe water
or burrowed in the sand.
The day was a perfect one and tho
ice cream and other refreshments provided by the ladles ot Cumberland and
Royston soon went the way of such
good things when there arc healthy,
happy children to be reckoned with.
The IadleB In charge of the affair were
kept busy at their self-imposed task
of seeing that all received their share
of the good things, but, like good generals, managed to share in the general
happiness of thc day.
Seven o'clock came all too soon for
the children, when the return journey
was made and a most successful day
ended with the children expressing
great appreciation for the good time
given them.
On Casting Vote of the Mayor, Council Imposes Maximum Fee
Allowed By Law—Aid. Brown Influences Council by Quoting
Incorrect Figures of Costs and Profits of "Near Beer" Ven-i
dors—Soft Drink Clauses Entirely Eliminated From Bylaw.
At the special meeting of the city council on Monday last to
consider and finally adopt the leverage Bylaw, all references to
"soft drinks" were eliminated, but contrary to general expectations
.the council, on the casting Vote of Mayor McDonald, taxed "near
beer" vendors thc highest figure allowed by the Prohibition Act.
At least one alderman, who had intimated his intention of voting to reduce thc proposed fee, was evidently influenced in his
decision by some totally misleading and incorrect figures given by
Alderman Brown as to the excessive profits made by vendors of
"near beer." With the exception of eleminating all reference to
-"soft drinks," tlie bylaw as printed in Thc Islander of June 19,
was finally adopted and went into effect July 1.
Mayor McDonald occupied the chair, while Aldermen Parnham,
Thomson, Wier, Brown, Bannerman anil Pickard, as well as City
Clerk Mordy, were at thc table.
Clauses 1 to 5 were adopted with but little comment, but clause
6, fixing the amount of the licence fee, brought forth considerable
discussion, the council being equally divided on the matter. Aid.
Brown moved and Alderman Parnham seconded a motion to make
the amount $200.
$200 Licence Too Much Without Protection.
Alderman Pickard thought this sum was too much. They ought
not to go the limit without giving the hotel men protection. He
moved an amendment that the licence fee be $100. Alderman
Bannerman seconded the amendment.
Charge^ Profiteering—300 Per Cent. Profit on Beer ?
Alderman Brown spoke at some length on the question. He
said the council was not going too far, for from what information
he could gather it cost $1.00 to buy four bottles of beer, the saloonkeeper getting 75 cents of this, while the licence only amounted to
about 66 cents a day. There had been* a howl about profiteering,
he said, and where could we get a better example. He understood
one of the hotel men had made a haul and was going to Australia
for an extended trip. We were not going too far. The figures
quoted by him were given by a bartender in town who intended
applying for a licence as he could make $300 a month selling
"near beer." Courtenay's fee was $200. If they can pay $200
there, the five hotel in Cumberland can do the same.
Alderman Pickartl reminded the last speaker that beer sells for
five cents a-glass, ami said everybody else was making money besides the saloon men.
Brown Says Betting 2 to 1 Council Will Back Down.
Alderman Brown: Business people are entirely different to these
people. They make more money after the stores close than they
do during the day. He would like to see the $200 fee go through.
The hotel men were making bets of 2 to 1 that the council will
back down-ythat the council is soft.
Alderman Wier said as far as he was concerned no hotelkeeper
had anything on him. It didn't matter what they said. In what
way had.they got this council intimidated ? It was only a difference
of opinion. Courtenay has no competition. Thought the two hotels
in Courtenay did as much business as the five hotels in town. No
influence or argument had been brought be-fore him to change his
opinion, and still considers that $200 is too steep remembering the
competition. Alderman Brown's argument was not .very good, he
Alderman Bannerman considered $100 each half year was too
big considering that they were taking hours off and taxing them
the limit.
Profit on Draught Beer Even Greater.
Alderman Brown, speaking again,'said Courtenay-was a farming district, which made a difference.   He had mentioned bottled
(Continued on l'ngo Six)
Since Nanaimo lost the game to tlie Hungers on Thursday, and
ihe Cumberland downed tho Celtics al Vancouver the same day,
ihe hopes of the local tana have arisen to great heights, ami many
are confident that the local buy:*, will again bring home the bacon.
Many are going to the hub city today t» boost for the local buys.
This should be one of the best games of the season, if circumstances are al. all favorable, Despite tho fact that both teams
have played hard games this week, tbey are both out to win today,
and after thc game is over Nanaimo will only have one point of a
lead—niiU'be. Thc local team will line tip on the field as follows:
Goal, Clark; backs, Zaccerrilli, Wilkinson; half-backs, Brown,
Jackson, Stobbart; forwards, Wyllie, Conti, James, Boothman
and Harrison.
The soccer champions won another
sterling game whon they met the lowly
Celtics at Brockton Point, Vancouver,
Dominion Day, beating that aggregation by two goals to one. The game
was played in typical summer weather
amidst ideal stirrodundlngs, Brockton
Point being about the prettiest ground*!
in British Columbia. The game was
fait and clean throughout. James**.
acored twice and W. Brown once for
Cumberland, with Grant doing thc
trick for the Celtics.
The champions were represented by
Goal, Clark; backs, Zaccerrilli and
Wilkinson; half-backs, Brown, .Stobbart and Bulllvan; forwards, Wyllie,
Conti, James, W. Brown and Harrison.
Jackson and Boothman were given a
rest to be in readiness for the big
game today at N'anaimo.
Team. P. \V. I).   L. Pt.
Nanaimo     8 6 n     2 12
Cumberland    7 4 12 9
linnet ru   7 2 13 7
Celtics     S 1 0     7 J Six
.July 3,1920.
Almost Unanimous Meeting of
Twelve Hundred People in
Vancouver Endorses Platform
of Moderation League.
'i'ii<> repeal of tlie Prohibition Acta
No restoration ol tho snloon nr bar,
fur ilu* snl<> ni Intoxicating liquors.
Tin* goTornmont Ki.lt> nml gororn.
monl control uf spirituous nml m.ili
liquors In soillod iiiirkinr.'s.
Tln> guarantee i>j tin* government^
us Blicll v.'inliir, in' Ilio pure <|iinllt)' of
nil spirituous iiii.l mall liquors, nml
Hit' sal.* of siiini' nl rensuniihlo pricos.
principles consistent with prrsonul
Tin* I'llnilnntion of Hi.* causes of tin*
ili'plornl.lo loss of respect for the laws
of the Innil engendered hy lllc Pro.
liil.ilion Act.
Twelve hundred persons gathered
in the Dominion Hall, Vancouver, last
Friday evening endorsed the nims of
the Moderation League and supported
a resolution urging the repeal of the
Prohibition Act anil the ailpotion ot a
system of "government sale and control."
Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C., Mr. J. H.
Hawthornthwaite, M.L.A., Mrs. Cross-
lleld, Colonel Collard, C.B., of Duncan,
Mr. Ian .Mackenzie, Mr. Cassiily, K.C.,
nnd Mr. H. 0. Dell-Irving were among
the speakers.
Tho audience was almost entirely
with the speakers in the demand for
liberty of tho subject In private lite,
if sincere applause and good attention,
taken together with only live dissenting votes, Is to he criterion. There
were a few present who Indicated a
desire to argue, but thoy were mostly
confined to men who seemed to have
Marxian sympathies and who wished
in lake Mr, Hawthornthwaite to task
on the subject of bis own socialistic
Thc Ileal  Issue.
Mr. 11. Bell-Irving, chairman, In
opening the meeting, said that he hud
accepted the chair of the meeting from
a strong sense of duty, believing that
the future well-being of the olty and
of British Columbia hinged largely ou
a proper decision on tbe question of
moderation or prohibition. The policy
of the Moderation League, he added,
was that of "live and let live." It was
against compulsory and violent
changes being made in habits nnd
customs of people. It favored liberty
of the subject ln his private life.
In the two alternative Issues to be
submitted to the people hy referendum
the league stood for government sale
and control of spirituous liquor. Adequate measures must be taken to prevent drunkenness or abuse, so far as
consistent with reasonable liberty of
the subject, he declared. Prohibition
would bring about contempt for law
among people who were law-abiding.
He Believed prohibition would ho a deplorable disaster and a blight on the
country. The league wished to see the
city and province a community of reasonable people rather than "a sanatorium for feeble-minded," Ihe chairman concluded. I
Joe Alnrtiii Voted lo (lose Hills.
Mr, Joseph Martin, who wns* warmly
received, said that be had voted dry
when the prohibition vote was taken a
few years ago, casting his ballot
against the bars and private sale. Tho
new law bad abolished the bars and
taken sale t'miin private sources, and
III this had accomplished something,
but In other respects It hud been a
great failure. Its present condition
was "a disgrace to the province and a
vital danger." Then .Mr. Martin added:
"Citizens have lost to a large extent
Ihelr respect for law. Public sentiment Is not behind the Prohibition
Act. To be effective u law must have
public opinion wilh It. Tbe illicit
manufacture of liquor hud developed
iu British Columbia. Tbe prescription
iiuestlon bail proven a great farce. A
minority of doctors bad taken advantage of It to make money. They have
become rich. It Is apparent to everyone. The Legislature, seeing the failure of the act, had proposed another
referendum. This meeting ba'd been
called to urge that government control
Is more fair and better than the present law. The question of profit is not
an Issue.   That can be settled later."
Mrs, Croslleld made an appeal to
the meeting for support of tbe aims of
the league. She said that she appeared
as the represntatlye of women.
A Soldier's View.
Col. Collard, C.B., of Duncan, a sol
dler with twenty-seven years' service
in the Royal Marines, made a brief,
soldierly speech on "tho liberty of the
subject." He appealed to thc reasonable aud moderate element to oppose
tho extreme prohibitionists. There
wero, be declared, two classes of prohibitionists In British Columbia—fanatic and bootleggers. Ho favored
drink  reform,   but  it  should   como
I through education. A great reform
j had f ome to the army and navy since
he first entered It, but it had come
gently by degrees and through educa-
I tlon. Prohibition, instead of wiping
' out the traffic, merely drove It underground where It could and did thrive
in a more unwholesome way. Legislation could not be made the panacea
lor all social ills. In closing, be appealed to all veterans to join with him
in the light for liberty of the home.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite was greeted
with hearty applause when introduced,
lie plunged ut once Into his subject.
In spite of what prohibitionists might
say, he wus convinced that "tbe world
and the people in it are both progressing." If tlie prohibitionists would only
go slowly the rest of the world might,
some day, he as good as they were.
The prohibition subject In British Columbia required more thought and attention than the Premier had given, or
was capable of giving it, he leclared.
Speaking of arguments advanced by
prohibitionists against alcohol, he had
never heard any cogent reason for
prohibition. All the arguments seemed
based on a simple appeal to the emotions. In his experience and study of
ancient and recent history he had
learned that extremists, whether in
British Columbia or Russia, were reactionists when it came to real improvement of conditions.
Drunkenness nnd Dope.
He did not believe that the Prohibition Act had been carried out satisfactorily, he continued. He hod seen as
much hard drinking and drunkenness
since it wns first enforced as there
had been before, and he had seen the
dope habit develop worse and" worse.
He thought that prohibition enme from
the United States. He had nothing to
say against thc Americans' they were
Cedar Logs Which Brought $40
a Thousand Feet Few Weeks
Ago Now Being Sold for $20
—No Heavy Drop in Lumber
Prices Anticipated. ,
There has at last come a change
over the market, so tar as logs are
concerned. In plain language the
bottom has dropped out of it and logs
are now going begging. Not so many-
weeks ago cedar logs were quoted as
high as $40 a thousand feet. Today
the same logs can be obtained at as
low as $20, and in one instance it was
stated that one ot the most prominent
sawmill men In the province made n
big sale at $15.
It was Inconceivable that the prices
of logs could remain ln the clouds,
with the country almost ready for big
deliveries of lumber and shingles. A
few weeks ago the loggers were asked
to reduce. But economic conditions
took control and, today, logs are being quoted at almost tho price they
were a year ago. It looks like the
beginning of the end of the ititlntcd
prices, and it now oniy remains for
the demand to become more pronounced and more stable to bring
market conditions back to what they
should be from the point of view of
Sawmills Marking Time.
Not a few of the sawmill operators
are marking time to see what Is to be
the outcome of the present condition
of affairs. Few, if any, of them have
been doing much of late. Some have
been talking a close-down for an indefinite period, but with the rosy reports from the prairies on the crop
conditions, and the urgent necessity
that exists for more houses all over
the country, It is felt that before many
weeks have passed the demand will he
much greater than it is now, or has
been for some months.
As a matter of fact there is, as one
of the operators expressed it, no log
market today. Lumber manufacturers
are buying where they can get the logs
and. that is almost anywhere, and, for
the first time for.years, the lumberman practically is in the position of
being able to soy he wlll pay so much
and no more.
Just how long that will last remains
to be seen. Once the real process of
building construction starts throughout Canada and the United States, it
Is more than probable than there will
be a different story to tell, but mean
while logs have dropped and It would
not be surprising if they continued to
drop iu price for at least the next
The consumer need not think for a
moment that this means tremendous
reduction iu the price of lumber.
Prices huve already fallen off, but
there Is still a considerable difference
between the llgurs of today and those
of eighteen months ago when normal
conditions prevailed, comparatively
speaking. Eventually there may be
some reductions, but nothing worth
getting excited about. The ultimate
result ot all the fluctuations that have
taken place and the vicissitudes
through which the lumber market has
passed, Is going to be this—-that lumber prices will be higher than they
were in pre-war days and that these
rates will be maintained for the next
five ears.—World.
fine people, but they made wide claims.
They even claimed they won the war.
They had dared to interfere with thc
pound sterling to the detriment of
their own country.
"The only members of the Legislature who took a straight stand against
prohibition were Major Burde nnd myself, if I may be permitted to Bay so,"
he added.
The alcohol trade, he continued,
could never be killed so long as It was
In the hands of Individuals,or so long
as It brought profit.
"So long ns It brings profit It wlll
flourish," he snld, "ln spite of you or
me or Premier Oliver."
Ho challenged the prohibitionists to
show anywhere ln the history where
legislation had eliminated any traffic
by which producers profited. He did
not believe that the present Prohibition Act could be enforced without an
army of policemen, and no man's home
was sacred.
Mr. Ian Mackenzie followed Mr.
Hawthornthwaite, as seconder of the
resolution. He gave a brief outline of
the activities and magnitude of the
Moderation League throughout the
province and asked the people to support It against "acquisitive ptetists
and fanatics."
In answer to questions asked from
the body of the hall, Mr. Hawthornthwaite said that the amendments proposed to the Liquor Act nt the last session of the Legislature had made it a
more Involved and more difficult to enforce. It meant "mm s law and more
Don't sit in a hammock with a fat
girl unless you know tho ropes.     ,
WM.MERHIFIELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..       Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Food Board License No. 10-4986
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
633 Hastings St., W„ Comer of
Granville.      VANCOUVER, B.C.
The  House of Quulitr.
Our  motto:   To  please.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops
Also Oysters, Oyster Loaves and
French Fried Potatoes to take
Boxes for Ladies.
Open liny lind Night
Our Motto:   TO PLEASE
A barber has four times
the shaving on Saturdays-
If people would get their
hair cut during week days
it would relieve the Saturday waiting.
A. GATZ, Proprietor
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General  Merchandise.
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and All
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Phone 116
by selecting the shells that
hunters f£om coast to coast
have proved dependable
under ail conditions.
Shotgun Shells
are a double assurance ot
success for thc man who
prefers ballistite powder.
Wc also carry a full line of
Canuck and Sovm-lftn Shot-
fiun .Shells and Dominion
Metallic Cartridges — each
backed by thc big "D" trar'"-
mark /
July 3, 1920.
Hair-Raising Stunts, Side-Splitting Humor and a Pretty
Romance in Tonight's Feature,
Lady   Hester   Cardew's Closet
Mix's now photoplay. "Western
Blood," besides being ilnilliiigly western it lias a touch ol* Ihe war In It,
in that Tom is gathering horses fur
the government anil In his dealings
Anils some sneaking enemies of the
country. He also liuds a gh 1 and with
tho-bashtul, diffident ways of ihe cow
boy ho wins hor alter she lias helped
him over Ills haslifiilness.
Thero l» always un olemonl of
humor In Tom Mix's pictures. And
'•Western Blood" Is no exception.
Imagine u crowd ol cowboys arrayed
in dress suits wilh still' bosomed suil'tB
for the first lime. Between trying lu
appear like drawing-room folks and
the wild desire to be back lu their
flannel shirts, they place oil the screen
facial expressions and contortions ot
the body that, are decidedly funny.
Iu the story Tex Wilson (Tom Nix}
is tlie owner of a New Mexican ranch
tbat is supplying tlie government with
horses. As he is taking the animals lo
Los Angeles he gallops ahead of the
train. He sues ,a horse running awuy
wlth a girl, lie lifts the girl from her
carriage aud she tells him Indignantly
that If he had nut been so gay she
could have quieted the horse herself,
yhe Is Roberta, the daughter of Col.
Stevens who is lu charge of the Remount Station iu Los Angeles. Despite
her manner the girl i.- Impressed by
Tex aud invites liim tu a "small" affair in the city.
When he arrives at the party he
linds he is tlie only man without a
dress suit. An admirer of Roberta
declares lie didn't know that "Ibis was
to be a costume affair." Tex gets this
fellow into a room aud forces him to
change clothes with blm.
Later, at the ranch, Tex gives a
party and dresses all the cowboys in
drawing-room clothes. The battle
that follows a raid of the enemy, ihe
capture of Roberta and other scenes
of lively interest make Ibis a picture
well worth seeing. The out-of-doors-
is represented beautifully. The rugged
grandeur uf Southern California and
New Mexico gives a hack-ground thai
is a treat In Itself,
But Cowboy Star Doesn't Mind
lot* Katherine MacDonald
Is the Lady
Special News Feature at Tonight's Show of Special Interest to Canadians.
In the news feature pictures at tonight's show will be ','A Thrilling
Voyage in Army Balloon," showing
what a balloonist sees and how he
feels is vividly shown; "Eton Boys
Greet Prince of Wales," where the
Prince receives tremendous reception
from students at first ollicial visit;
"Latest News Pictures From Germany," novel scenes and views of
lively Interest; "With the Arabian
Dancers," curious scenes in the Near
Kant taken for tlie first time; "Mud
Houses to Beat High Cost of Living,"
showing how girls on Pacilic construct
unique and economical houses; "A
$14,000,ii0il Fish Catch," season's haul
uf sardines breaks records; "Winter
Sports at Bnnffff, Alberta," lovers of
uutdoor games treated to novel athletic curd at carnival; "Opening ul
Canada's Parliament" at Ottawa,
Ira M. Luwry, author and director
uf "Speedy Meade." Luuis Benuison's
third Betzwood production, paved no
bed of royes for tho smiling cowboy
star iu creating situations and locations for tlie virile Western melodrama, tor Instance, Boiiiilson, as
gay a Lolliailo us ever touched the
baud of a winsome damself, Is required to do must of bis wooing iu u
mountain cave, the rendezvous of a
band of catlle thieves. Yet there Isn't I
a gallant swain lu all the world who
wouldn't change places with the genial
star, for the girl of bis heart lu the
play Is none other than beautiful
Katherine MacDonald.
She is Mary Dillman, a convent
school girl. .when Speedy Meade
(Louis Beunlson) lirst casts eyes upon
her. Speedy is a Texas ranger,
charged with the task of stopping the
depredations uf a band of cattle rustlers on border ranches. But love
can't stand in Speedy's way and ho
leaves his litlc sweeheart to journey
Into an open country on his mission
to do buttle, single-handed, with thc
desperate outlaws. Loneliness grip-
Mary during Speedy's lung absence
and she gues homo tu ber father,
Henry Dillman.
Strangely enough her father's ranch
is close to the Hcene of tbe cattle
thieves' operations, Disguised as an
old ranch baud, Meade Is successful
lu trailing the I ia nil its lo I bell* lair in
the mountains opposite a creek, Into
wliieh a mouth before they threw tlie
bullet-ridden body of Meade's assistant, Bud Lester. Speedy plana lo take
them by surprise and makes his way
at midnight to the lonely cave. On
Hearing the thieves' shack Meade is
startled by a girl's cry. Going Into
the road to Investigate, Speedy comes
upon a young woman, who appears
eager to evade blm. Her voice
startles him. After assuring her Uml
be means no batui Made takes her Into thc glare of the moonlight and is
dumbfounded to discover that it is tils
Mary he has found In the wild, forsaken spot.
This intensely dramatic picture will
be shown at the llo-Ilo .Theatre un
Monday evening next.
Skeleton Revealed in Highly
Emotional and Dramatic Play
at Ilo-llo on Thursday.
The thrilling serial "Daredevil
•lack," In which .lack Dempsey takes
the slellar role, le creating great Interest amongst local mnvle fans. The
third eplsodo will be shown at this
evening's show.
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The history of the boll is a counterpart to the history of the drum.
Whoever cares to peer Infco the records
of that era of native credulity which
we call tlie Middle Ages will lind
among the natives of some countries,
says 'Modem Music and Musicians,'!,
the same superstitions which wore
connected with the drum reappearing
in connection with the bell. He shall
read of bells thought to be alive, of
hells dressed and arruyed with ornaments not unlike the fetishes. Mat-nous
could Influence tlie "fertility nnd sterility of the ground," and bells were
rung to make a good harvest. Tho
Natchez. Indians used rattles to conjure the weather and break the thunderbolt and dispel the storm.
"Marching Through Georgia" was
written in 18(15 by Henry Clay Work,
a song writer who wrote many popular songs in tlie Civil War. Work waa
a printer by trade.
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New York will have a theatre where
only children are desired, and where
the plays are to ho selected with
special reference (o their adaptation
for juvenile appreciation.
.   .   .
it has remained for David Bispham
iu   an   Interesting   hook   of   musical
'Recollections"   which    ho    bus    re-
. a
ceptly written, to focus the attention
of thoughtful singers on the too-oflon
overlooked gender of the songs they
are singing.
' Much ls (o be said on both sides of
(lie question as to whether a song obviously composed for a man. should he
sung by a maid. In most instances
where an ardent love song is carolled
forth during a recital programme
by a hlrd-IIke soprano, for example, It
Is because there happened to lie a particularly lovely musical setting which
made Ihe performer think thnt the tin-
siiilabilily of the words might be overlooked. Again, II fealty doesn't seem
quite fair that a male singer should be
barred frum using a song particularly
suited to his voice because tbe words
are not exactly appropriate, and so we
sometimes see an earnest young tenor,
oblivious of the comic effect tenderly
singing a sweet lullaby in words thnt
only a mother would use.
There In thc closet, behind double-
locked doors, hangs the ghastly grin- ■
ning skeleton of Lady Hester Cardew's.
past. Wife tu thc proud, patrician
Bishop of Ripley, on whoso escutcheon
throughout countless generations
there has never been blot or smirch,
this statuesque beauty trembles and
faints when out of tbe long fni'gotton
past, like a wraith, from the nether
world, there ro -appears In hor lite the
criminal husband whom she had long
thought to be dead.
Married to Richardson Bannister
when but a romantic girl, when she
discovered that lie lived on bis wits
as "a gentleman crook," she hud left
him. For weeks aftor her baby was
born she had lain half conscious at
the point of death and was told that
her husband had gone to India. After
nearly ten years the Bishop's wife had
received word of Bannister's death ln
Vienna, and when she met Lord John
Cardew, Bishop of Ripley, there came
to her a new spirit of hope and she
kept silent fearing that it would give
the Bishop pain to learn of her earlier
But truth will out. The grinning
skeleton iu. his closet merely awaits
thc pysehological opportunity to rattle
his I,Ones In derision at the woman's
pitiful attempts to conceal his existence.
The key to that closet Is In Bannister's hands. And Bannister has
cast covetous eyes upon those priceless Cardew emeralds which the
Bishop inherited as a heirloom. Will
Bannister fling wide open the doors
of Lady Hauler's closet and expose
thai grinning skeleton to the relentless light of day—to tho Bishop's astonished aud sorrowing eyes?
The strongly emotional and dramatic photoplay, "The Bishop's Emeralds." of which the above Is a very
brief synopsis, and In which Miss Virginia Pearson has tlie greatest role of
her entire career, shows at the Ilo-llo
on Thursday evening*' next.
"You advertise this as the best hotel
lu town," snld the man who had stayed
"It certainly is," replied the clerk.
"Well, that may be a good boost for
the hotel, but It's a terrible knock for
tho town."
Great Britain exports more cotton, .,„ „ .,„„„, „,„„,,
goods than all other countries com-1 FOR SALE—About
blned. I   chickens
Sonic advertisements clipped  from
daily papers:
WANTED—House In country by
couple with no children until October.
FOR SALE—Two highly bred cats.
At home evenings.
WANTED—Man to work In kennels;
$12 a week; sleep In or out.
100   year   old
Gertrude Claire, who, scroculcally
speaking, has been tlle mother of more
liim slur than any other woman in
the celluloid realm, has dabbed another wrinkle on her fuco and become
a grandmother. Tho effect of Miss
Claire's experiment with Father Time
will He seen iu Allan Dwuu's sixth
independent production which has just
been completed and which will be presented hy tho Mayflower Photoplay]
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The Serial of a Thousand Sensations Shows on Thursday
—Second Episode
The new Pulhe serial of a thousand
sensations, "The Black Secret," will
he continued at the llo-Ilo Theatre on
Thursday of next week, when the
second eplsodo will be shown. The
serial is adapted from Ihe novel by R.
W. Chambers, "In Secr*et." Pearl
White, Hie famed picture star, takes
the leading role.
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In co-operating with Director Sidney A. Franklin, who Is Aiming his
novel. "Athalle," for Mayflower,
Robert W, Chambers revealed another
phase of his versatility by designing
be gowns worn by Sylvia Breamcr hi
tbep reduction, Boforo purveying romance to the public via the typewriter,
Chambers was a well known artist,
from which he acquired nn extensive
knuwledge of the decollete and
diaphanous. His .'Ileitis in tlle sartorial line should make Lady Duff
Gordon look to her laurels, according
lo Miss Breamcr, who is regarded as
quite a connoisseur of feminine flnery.
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Film fans can luok forward to seeing the wife of "The Miracle Man" on
the screen. She Is Mrs. Joseph
Dowling, wife of thc actor who is
known as "The Miracle Man," he having scored a personal triumph in the
photoplay of that name. Mrs. Dowling
has been engaged for a role in Allan
Dwttn's production to be presented by
the Mayflower Photoplay Corporation.
This Is her flrst screen appearance,
although she has been a foolllght
favorite for a number of years.
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It Is reporled that box seats for I lie
gala opora performance lu Paris given
/or tho beneflt of French prisoners In
Russia, were sold at $1,000 a box, and
seats In the orchestra stalls brought
from $50 upwards.
known species of Ash number about
During the months of July and August there
will be 4 Shows weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays
Saturday, July 3rd
IN —
Jack Dempsey
— IN —
A special Canadian News Feature will be shown
Monday. July 5th
Louis Bennison
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Thursday, July 8th
— IN —
"The Bishop's Emeralds"
"The Black Secret"
The great serial of a thousand sensations
1 Four1
July 3,1920.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
BEN H. GOWEN Editor.
The City Council cannot be commended ror Its action in
taxing the retail purveyor.s of "near beer" $200 a year for
retailing it, and nt the same time curtailing the selling hours. It did wisely in eliminating the proposed regulations governing "sift drink" places, and no doubt has
thereby removed what would have been a fruitful source of
trouble and annoyance.
Although the bylaw was put through in comparatively
short time, still the Council had four meetings at which
to consider it, so undui.1 huste cannot be attributed as the
excuse fur the unfair situation inflicted on the hotel men
of this town. To the majority of saloons it is admitted that
the fee In itself Is not prohibitive, but the unlicensed and
unrestricted competition renders the conditions unfair to
the hotels within the city boundaries.
In Cumberland today the situation is such that while the
hotels must close at 12 o'clock five nights In the week, 11
o'clock on Saturday and Temaln closed all day Sunday, the
hotel situated not many yards outside the city limits, just
beyond the City Hall, can keep its bars open at all hours
seven days in the week, and is not called upon to pay any
licence fee. Furthermore, any wholesaler, if he cares to
do so, can sell "near beer" ut any hour, any day of the
week, the only restriction being that it must not be consumed on the wholesaler's premises.
Likewise, apparently, any householder outside the city
limits can open up a "near beer" business and not be
liable to restrictions or licence fee. If this is not the
rankest of legislation we would like to know what is.
Undoubtedly the Council was influenced in Us decision
Monday night by the absurd figures quoted by Alderman
Brown as to cost of "near beer" and profits made by the
saloon men. He said that he had been Informed by a
bartender that out of a dollar's sale of "near beer" (four
bottles at 25 cents each) the saloon man made 75 cents
profit! Four bottles at a cost of 25 cents is equal to
$7.50 per barrel of 10 dozen pints. As a matter of fact
the purveyors in Cumberland pay no less than $18.00 a
barrel, with a slight rebate for returned empties, which Is
almost 80 cents for tiie four bottles quoted by the alderman, Instead of 25 cents as he states. On draught beer the
profit is said to be one cent a glass. It would take a man
with a very fertile imagination to accuse the hotel men of
profiteering in this instance at least.
The Council was equally divided on voting, three aldermen voting for the $200 fee and three for the $100 amendment, .Mayor McDonald giving his casting vote in favor of
tlie larger sum. If some alderman had been wise enough
to suggest a compromise of $150 it would have gone
through and the majority concerned would have been
Preliminary estimate of areas sown to grain crops, hay
and clover, and potatoes, with their condition, in per cent,
decennial average on May 31, 1920, as compared with 1910.
This table was compiled by the statistician of the Department of Agriculture of British Columbia.
Field Crops. 1919.   % of 1919.    1920.      1919.   1920.
Fall Wheat 	
.   31,202
Spring Wheat ...
All  Wheat  	
..   43,901
.   45,021
..    10,497
..     4,911
.     2,251
Mixed Grains 	
.     4,017
Hay and Clover .
. 126,251
.   13*831
.    18,000
(Vancouver World)
Our dally papers bearing the favorite name of "News"
nre literally made up of bits brought from the four comers
of the earth, yet, as a writer points out, their readers seldom catch the double significance of the familiar word.
Its four letters, N-E-W-S, indicates the points of the
compass—north, east, west and south.
Of course, according to the dictionaries and the common
acceptation, the idea conveyed by "news" is that of the
little adjective "new." As a noun It stands for recent intelligence or information, and it passes current upon every
English-speaking tongue as one of the few words never
misunderstood. But surely, away back in the ages, some
canny Saxon who, playing with symbols we call letters,
accidentally broke up his weathercock and just chanced to
arrange them In this heading for his twentieth-century
newspaper children. At least It is an interesting coincidence in our most Interesting language.
We are not sure whether the loud noise we have been
hearing the last few days is William Jennings Bryan
driving a lew nnils into the Democratic platform ln San
Francisco or the hearing of the Oliver-Elliott libel action.
Ahou Ben Adhem (may his tribe Increase).
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw within the moonlight in his room,
-Making it rich and like a lily lu bloom—
An angel, writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"   The vision raised its head,
And, with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou.   "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel.   Abou spoke more low,
But cheerily si ill, anil said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one tbat loves his fellow men."
The angel wrote nnd vanished.   The next night
It came again with a great wakening light.
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Speaking at tlie Council meeting re the motions to make
the licences for saloons $200 or $100, Alderman Thomson
said he was between the devil and the deep sea—and then
voted for the first mentioned.
'Thirty per cent, on all hats" is the tempting (?) sign
In a Dunsmuir Avenue window.
Anyway, the "near beer" vendors have the consolation of
knowing they have been "done Brown."
The 2%% temperance drink has some "kick" in It at
1918 Ford Touring   -  $525
1918 Chevrolet  $700
1920       "        $950
1 Saxon Six       $1150
1 Six Cylinder Chalmers Touring -   -   - $1400
1 Chevrolet Truck  $900
Cumberland   Motor  Works
The Western Idea Is the name of a
weekly paper which made its first
appearance on Saturday. It ls a 16-
rugc periodical Intended to reflect the
western viewpoint, and to be absolutely Independent of parties or interests. A group ot well known
writers contribute to its columns.
The oflicers of the new journal are
It. J. Tcmpleton, president; A. C.
Cummings, who has been editorial
writer on the Vancouver World for
the past five years, a well informed
authority on public questions, a writer
who has well defined opinions of his
own and doos not hesitate to state
them, is vice-president and editor; II.
Bromley Coleman Is secretary and G.
B. Black director. The splendid sucess Mr. Colcmnn has made of the
other publications he Is connected
with augurs well for the permanent
success of the Western Idea.
J. Francis Burslll, whose writings
nre well known to renderB under the
nom de plume of "Felix Penne," has
also Joined the start and contributes
freely to the initial number.
Articles of literary, artistic and
kindred themes, and a number of car-
toonB give variety and piquancy to tho
columns of the newcomer.
Watercress ls an excellent blood
purifier. Lettuce has a soothing effect
on the nerves and is excellent for sufferers from insomnia.
Tomatoes are good for a torpid liver
but should be avoided by gouty people.
Celery and onions are nerve tonic.
Spinach has great aperient qualities
and is better than medicine for con
Beets are fattening and good for
people who want to put ou flesh! so
are potatoes.
Parsnips possess the same virtues
as sarsaparilla.
The Australian kookaburra, also
known as the laughing jackass, is not
un animal but a bird. An irascible
old army officer had procured two of
them, and was bringing them home to
Europe. On. board the ship he engaged a cabin boy to attend to them.
One morning the boy found that the
larger of them had died in the night.
In great fear he knocked at the door
of the colonel's cabin,
"Halloa, what's the matter?" asked
tlie owner of the birds.
"If you please, sir," stammered the
boy, "I've come to tell you about your
laughing jackasses."
"Well, is there anything wrong with
"No, sir, there's nohing wrong with
'em, but one of 'em ain't got anything
to laugh at this morning."
A man who was taking a small dog
to be drowned met a friend, who enquired what he was going to do with
the dog.
"Well," said the owner, " 'e's got
nasty 'abits. *E goes into the garden,
digs things up, brings 'em Into the
'ousc and 'ides 'em under our sofa.
My missus gets so angry that I'm going to drown 'im!"
"Hue 'e seems a nice dog," said the
friend. "I'll give you a shlllin' for
Tho offer was accepted and some
weeks later the vendor met the purchaser.
" 'Ow Is the dog gettln' on?" he said.
"Fine!" was the reply.
" 'Ave you  broke  'im   of   'Is   nasty
"Well, not exactly," said the purchaser, "but I've stopped 'im. I've
sawed tlie legs off the bloomin' sofa."
A school teacher sends Mils compost
tlon ns n product of a recent competition between tbe girls ot her grade In
the public school. The composition Is
entitled "A Itomance,"
"Once there wns a very young man
who was in love with a rich girl
whose mother had a large candy store.
The poor young man wanted to marry
thc candy lady's daughter hut he wns
too poor to buy furniture. One day a
man offered him $25 to become a
drunkard. The poor young man was
dreadfully tempted because he wanted
to be rich enough to marry the candy
lady's daughter. But, when he got to
the saloon door with the bad man,
whose name was Brown, he said, "I
will not break my pledge even to bo
rich. Get thee behind me, Satan." So
he went home and on his way found a
pocketbook and $100,000,000 in it. So
he went and told the candy lady's
daughter and they were married. They
had a lovely wedding and the next day
they had twins. Thus we see that virtue ls its own reward."
There are many things  you don't
know, aud it's just as well you don't.
It would take all the aea water ln
tho world two-million years to flow
over Ningara.
Special Shoe Sale
500 Pairs of Ladies' and Misses'
Shoes priced at less thati half
today's usual prices
This lot comprises Black and Tan Laced and
Button Shoes.
Also some fancy tops in a good assortment of
Odd lines of Oxfords, Pumps and Slippers.
Special value in   White   Canvas   Oxfords   and
Also High-cut Colored Canvas Shoes in Grey and
This Special Clearance Sale for
One Week only
Dry Goods Department
Special Values in Ladies' Wash Skirts, Middies
and Voile Waists.
Special Values in  Ladies'  Silk  Hose in  Black,
Brown, Grey, White and Navy, at $2.00 pair.
Unequalled Values in Ladies' Summer Undervests,
Watson's make, from 35c to $3.00 each.
Exclusive   Patterns   in   Voiles,   Ginghams   and
Fancy Muslins, at 45c to 90c per yard.
Grocery Department
Small White Beans 2% lbs. 25c
Large Speckled Brown Beans 2% lbs. 25c
Split Peas  '. 2 lbs. 25c
Dry Green Peas 2% lbs. 25c
Pearl Barley 21/2 lbs. 25c
Tapioca  2 lbs. 25c
Sago  2 lbs. 25c
Prunes  per lb. 20c
Blue Ribbon Peaches, pkts 2 for 45c
Cream of Wheat 2 for 65c
No. 1 Jap Rice :2 lbs. 35c
Corn Starch  2 for 25c
■Grape Nuts  3 for 45c
Post Toasties 2 for 25c
Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour 2 for 45c
Macaroni pkt. 10c
Finest Canadian Cheese ....per lb. 40c
Tomatoes, large tins 2 for 45c
Bulk Tea, "Special Blend" A3 lbs. $1.65
Bulk Ground Coffee per lb. 50c
Shamrock Butter, l's per lb. 65c
Rolled Oats, 6's  sack 55c
Granulated Sugar  per lb. 22"/oc
Purity Flour  sack $3.80
Five Roses Flour sack $3.90
Royal Standard Flour sack $3.95
Lard, pure, 5's per tin $1.90
Gold Medal Catsup bottle 25c
Worcestershire Sauce  2 bottles 25c
Magic Baking Powder, 2'/»-lb. tins  90c
Pacific Milk, large tins 7 for 95c
Pacific Milk, small tins 1 dozen tins 90c
Christie's Sodas  tin 70c
White Wine Vinegar quarts 25c
Malt Vinegar  quarts 25c
Spring Salmon 2 tins 35c
Herring in Tomato Sauce 2 tins 25c
Sardines (Connor's)  7 tins $1.00
White Onion Pickles bottle 30c
String Beans  2 tins 35c
Toilet Paper  6 rolls 25c
Laundry Starch 2 pkts. 25c
Snap  tin 20c
Liquid Blueing bottle 20c
Liquid Ammonia 2 bottles 45c
Matches 2 pkts. 95c
CUMBERLAND, B.C. July 3, 1920.
Nanaimo Wrestling Matcli Won
By Brown in Two traight
Falls Saturday Last
NANAIMO.—Tho wrestling match
between Dave Drown and Tom Weeks
did not produce the close and exciting
exhibition that wus expected, As bail
been stated ull along In the press
there was tbo utmost confidence In
both camps, aud this was proved late
on Saturday evening when Ihe principals Increased their sldebets from
S250 to $1000 each, lu addition to this
there was quite a large amount ot*
money up iu beta, and when tlie match
was started the house was about
equally divided in its favor. But alter
all tlie match proved a one-sided affair.
Brown proved much thc stronger of
the two, was always on the aggressive
and won tho matcli in two straight
falls without Weeks ever once getting
There was some delay in getting a
referee, but finally both men agreed to
George Walked, the light-heavyweight
champion ot Canada. The choice
proved to be a good one, and both
wrestlers and their supporters and
backers were absolutely satisfied with
Walker's handling of the contest.
From the start Brown went after his
man, and repeatedly rushed Weeks to
the ropes. The men were each time
ordered back to the centre of the mat,
but it was soon evident that Brown
was much the stronger man. For some
ten nilnutes the same tactics wore
pursued, Brown pressing Weeks back
and then rushing him to the ropes.
Brown was going lor a leg hold but
Weeks' superior speed enabled him to
keep clear. In the end Brown's persistency was rewarded, and he landed
on top. He wasted no time but wont
right after his man, but Weeks, iu the
first session, evaded all Brown's holds
and Anally broke away.
Brown, however, never let up, and
again worked behind. His greater
strength gave him free choice of holds,
and keeping Weeks on the move all
the time he at last got a deadly leg
and arm hold. It looked as If Weeks
would havo to go down, but struggling
gamely he got out of immediate dan.
ger. The struggle, however, robbed
Weeks of much of his strength, and
Brown kept at him, with the result
that he got the same hold again, and
this time Weeks wus unable to break
loose, and his shoulders were forced
to the mat. The time of the first full
was nineteen minutes, and tho referee
announced a twenty minutes' intermission.
Coming on lo the mat for tlie second
time, Brown commenced his borlng-in
tactics, and Weeks was unable to keep
him away. Finally the men went to
the mat again with Brown on top,
and In less than Ave minutes Weeks'
shoulders were again forced to the
mat with practically the same hold
as the Arst time.
Sonic Four Thousand Spectators Turn Out to Witness Soccer
Match in Vancouver Between Local Men and Rangers, When
Cumberland Came Out Victorious By a Score of Two to One
Never In sport endanger human life.
Never kill wantonly or needlessly
or brutally.
Obey the laws of province and nation. Work for better laws, and uphold the law enforcing authority. Respect the rights of farmers and property owners. Always leave seed birds
and gamo in covers. Never he a fish
hog. Discourage thc killing of game
for commercial purposes. Study and
record the natural history of game
species In tho interest of science. Lovo
nature and its denizens and be a
The Rangers won the toss and
James kicked off for Cumberland, but
was not allowed to travel very far
before the Hungers took the game in
hand and made for Clark the Arst
minute of the game, but resulted in
a bye kick. Tlie Rangers were very
determined and time and again Clark
was called upon to clear his lines. The
Rangers forwards and half-backs
were working like a machine, and it
looked as if Cumberland's defence
was weak all over with the exception
of Clark in goal. Home, the Rangers'
outside left; was playing a great game
and seemed to bewilder Cumberland's
defence. Alter eighteen minutes' play
the Rangers' outside right, through a
nice piece of play, crossed over and
Grelg, tlie inside left, beat the Cumberland backs and by a lovely shot scored
the first goal for the Rangers, giving
Clark no chance to save.
By tlie poor display of Cumberland's
team It looked as if there was going to
be a lilg score against them; the goal
scored by the Rangers appeared to put
an inspiration into all the visitors, and
they got into tbe game right away,
the result being that the Rangers' goal
had some ver narrow escapes. James,
Conti and Wyllie kept worrying the
home team's defence. From the splendid display of football put up by the
Cumberland team it was easily seen
that a point would soon come .their
way, and it did come, for Wyllie took
the ball from centre field, beat all of
the Rangers' defence one after another
alld sent a nice pass to Boothman,
who sized up the situation and easily
beat Tapps with one of his famous
tricky shots. Great applause greeted
Cumberland for this, as it was played
for and well deserved.
Following tills the play got faster
all the time and fine combination of
both sets of forwards was very noticeable. Time and again hotli teams
wore applauded lor tbe line exhibition
of football. Referee Cowan cailed
half tlmo with no further scoring, the
two teams having one" goal each.
Second Period Starts Fust.
The second half started off at a fast
pace, the ball travelling from end to
end of the held, with Ane combination
work on both sides, but it seemed as
if Cumherlnnd had now got tbe measure; more particularly Wyllie, Cumberland's outside  right,   assisted   by
(Contributed hy Nat Bevis)
The Cumberland United Football team defeated Vancouver
Rangers at Ciimbie Street grounds, Vancouver, in a fast soccer
game on Saturday last. A record crowd of over 4000 spectators
witnessed this contest, probably owing to the fact that this was
the lirst visit to the Mainland of the Provincial champions in the
Inter-city Summer League.
Both teams turned out at 3 o'clock sharp and Cumberland
especially were accorded a great reception by the crowd. Both
teams have had a few changes since the last game between them
at Cumberland on June 5th.
Conti and James; they.just kept wor-
rlng the Rangers' defence, and it
looked as if success would yet come to
the" visitors, as Tapps' goal was frequently bombarded at times. Cumberland's defence had greatly Improved this hull* and were also unbeatable, each and every one of them playing witli determination.
After twenty minutes' play Harrison
had two lovely trys at Tapps, the latter having some difficulty in clearing
his lines, and a minute later James
was just getting into position to shoot
from about 12 yards out when the
centre half of the Rangers robbed him
of tlie opportunity by pulling the feet
from under blm, which should have
been a penalty, but Referee Cowan decided otherwise.
Owing to the Ane display by both
teams the crowd began to get to a
high pitch of excitement, and it was
heard repeatedly that this was the finest exhibition of football that had been
seen on the Mainland. The thrilling
and Bpectacular plays of some of the
players brought the spectators to their
feet on many occasions, Wyllie in particular playing a great game and
bringing off some displays the like of
which have never been seen around
here. About 12 minutes before time
he and Conti worked the ball nicely
down the wing and Conti passing over
to James he scored a nice goal for
Cumberland, which made them one up,
aud the Rangers tried hard to equalize
but could not penetrate the strong defence of the visiting team. Thus ended
one ot the hardest fought soccer battles in the history of soccer football
In the province of British Columbia,
which was the impression of old-
timers who witnessed this game.
Final scores: Cumberland United 2
goals; Vancouver Rangers 1 goal.
Tho lineup of tlie contesting teams
CCMBKRI-AND-Goal, Clark; backs,
Zaccerrilli and Wilkinson; half-backs,
H. Brown,Jackson and Stobbart; forwards, Wyllie, Conti, James, Booth-
man and Harrison.
RANGERS—Goal, Tapps; backs,
Reid and Brown; half-backs, Sweeton,
Donaldson and Campbell; forwards,
Ferguson, Wilson, Robertson, Grelg
and Homo.
Referee—W. H. Cowan.
So many people make the mistake
of^ buying dogs abroad. It is time
fanciors looked to the Dominion or
States for their doggie breeds. The
slogan should read "Encourage Home
Breeders, as Well as Home Industries." There are so many splendid
specimens of every broed here or elsewhere in Canada, that It you care to
pay the price—and here lot me tell you
that the price you pay iu Canada for a
real tip-top specimen Is very much
less than you'd pay In England-but
some fanciers have the Idea that only
tbe very best can be got In England.
Many European muts are sent to this
country, purchased because the buyer
fell fur the statements such as "tho
dog won at Buch a show," when perhaps he was the only one of his breed
at an evening or club show held over
Jack, a harmless dog, known at
Hamburg, Ohio, as the graveyard dog,
was found dead upon his master's
grave last month, having perished in
a terrible storm that swept over that
part. For five years he kept a lonely
watch over his late master's grave,
leaving It only long enough to secure
food daily in tiie neighborhood. All
efforts had been tried to coax the poor
creature away but utterly failed. He
ignored every one; his heart was for
his lato master, and none other could
take his place. The cemetery officials
refused to interfere with the dog, aud
many ministers have preached sermons upon the love, devotion aud grief
shown by this innocent, true and faithful dog.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
I possessed a lovely little fawn
Chihuahua, Mexican, a cute toy dog,
while residing iu McLeod, Alberta, 12
years ago. I was then dining-car conductor, employed on the C. P. R., running from Calgary to McLeod. That
little dog knew the usual time I was
expected to arrive, and so the hotel
folks would say that he really looked
at the clock and then when about live
minutes before time due to arrive he
would start to the restaurant opposite
the railroad depot and wait for me.
As soon as the train stopped he would
be on the dining-car beforo anyone
was even aware of him. They aro
are wonderfully clever and smart little
Has Fighting Instinct of a Tiger,
With Temperament of an
Actor—Wicked Wallop
Defeated Vancouver Celtics on
Saturday on Home Grounds
By Five Goals to One.
The Cell ies of Vancouver did. not
ply up to the reputation thai had been
given them in their game gainst Nanaimo Saturday lust, according to tlie
Herald. The Cell les bad only performed indifferently from tlie start of
tiie league, but new players have been
drafted in and the week previous they
beat the formidable Rangers by 2
goals to 1. It was generally expected
therefore that the game Saturday afternoon would result In a keen, close
contest. As things turned out the
local men played around them, scoring
four goals in the lirst half and notching another in the first twenty seconds
of the second half. The Celtics were
only able to get a rathor Auky- goal
towards the end of the second half,
and on the day's play the local men
deserved a five-goal lead. The result
is that Nanaimo is more strongly entrenched than ever in tlie stellar position In the league, and only a series
of misfortunes could now keep them
from carrying off the championship.
NEW YORK.-Speaking of Georges
Carpentier, Hyatt Daub says:
An extraordinary young man Is Carpentier. In all Ihe history of pugilism
there hns never been a boxer quite
like blm, Even the future may never
produce his counterpart.
Hut where Carpentier of tbe ring is
un uncommon figure, Carpentier of
the screen Is a personality at which to
marvel. On one hand we have Car-
penlier tho lighter poised like a tiger,
with dynamite In either list and fast
as lightning skipping across the
purple heavens. On tho other wo have
Carpentier of the studios—a debonnair
dandy, handsome as a Greek god,
powdered and otherwise petted, aud
bristling with temperament. A real
The average pugilist who ventures
upon thc stage or screen is more to
be pitied thnn scorned. He simply
doesn't belong—not by a dozen miles.
Me Is lilted neither In training nor
physiognomy for the work. Tlie only
qualification he possesses Is the ropu-
lation he gained In caressing rivals
upon the jaw. With him it's anything
to get the kale. So off' lie hikes to tbe
studio for tlie easy picking.
Ciirpcntler (un Act.
But Carpentier is something else
again. Carpentier can act. Ho has
tho gift of drumatic Instinct His
features stand out upon the screen
with clearness.   He appears anything
but a pugilist. His soulful eyes
would melt the most cold-hearted
maiden lady. Ho has the gestures to
perfection. He can register tho whole
gamut of emotions and got himself
over like a veteran of the Bcreen. And
most unusual ot all, there Is about his
posturing a delicate, almost effeminate, grace one would never associate
with tho Aghter.
Carpentier Is a showy Aghter. II"
uses plenty of frills, dances considerably and makes use, both at long ills
lance and close quarters, of exceptional footwork. But it Is Impossible
to appraise a pugilist flickering In the
shadows upon the screen, especially
when the scenario compels him to pull
punches and retreat before the villain's assault for Ave or six rounds
before taking the offensive himself.
On the whole, Carpentler's exhibition
on the screen is impressive.
By flying to Adelaide South Australia, and back to Melbourne, Sir
Ross Smith has completed his utile
air jaunt from London to the Com
monwealth. The famous Vlckors
Vimy machine has been presented to
the Commonwealth government nnd
will he preserved for tho nation in tlie
War Museum. Although probably no
machine has ovcr undergone such an
extraordinary test as this London-to-
Adelalde flyer, the giant machine Is
still In good order and might conceivably undertake the return trip if
called upon.
You must not expect your dog, no
matter how good he may be, to walk
into the ring and win tbe first prize
because he is such a good specimen
aud has always won. Don't blame the
judge if he only allots him third; the
chances are you aro to blame, not the
judge or dog. Why did you not take
your coat and hat off and get down on
your knees and show the dog off to
the best of your ability. Never mind
what folks say or think, you're there
to win.
Fred's and Joe's Place
; *:.
The House of Quality.
Phone 69. Cumberland, B.C.      f
There is a French bulldog, cocker
spaniel, sable pomeranlan, Chesapeake, collie, wire and smooth fox
torrier, that has never been shown before, I am convinced. It owners would
show these dogs at tho coming exhibitions they would be surprised at
their success. I hopo that owners of
these breeds will enter them and apply-
to Secretary Rolston, Exhibition Association, Vancouver, for entry forms
and prize lists.
I wonder It half the buyers of dogs
ever think of the trouble and expense
that a pup costs Its owner. I'crhnps
tho mother cost 1200, for a breeder
knows be can't get a decent top
notchcr matron for less; then comos
the stud fee of dog, say $*.'0 to $50 upwards, then the care, watching for
several days and nlghls, aud anxiety
then you think you paid a good price
for that pup. A pup Is worth $50 to
anyone if It is from good pure bred
stock, of any kind, and brecdors are
foolish to sell for less. Of course, tlie
good ones that can sell for high prices
six months hence, sail to California,
New York, or Montreal; don't think
$50 will buy any of these. Don't even
mention It—you're foolish. If you get
cheap pups from any of our breeders,
know he's selllngit to you as he
wants to see it grow up and he fcols
sure It's going to a good home, and If
know where to come to, to buy It back
It turns out good—a real flyer—he'll
at a good profit.
Tho breeders and fanciers of Vancouver fully Intend to make the September dog show the best yet, and all
visitors will be taken care of and a
good time had, so send ln your names
for ontry forms at once.
You probably won't need a very largo J   A Chow should   possobs   a   black
tombstono to record your good deeds. | tongue and mouth to bo perfect.
That Stand the Test
WHEN considering the purchase of an automobile,
be sure you select a reliable car—one that will
stand the test. We are agents for THOS. WEEKS of
Nanaimo, and wc carry tho following reliable makes of
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize  in  REPUBLIC  TRUCKS  and
TRAILERS of 1 to 5 tons.
is becoming so valuable that it is fast approaching the point whore it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
up instantly in the mind of the prospector delightful visions of aflluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
July* 3,1920.
SCREEN DOORS at SIl.OO and $3.75
A full line of House
Furnishings in Stock
The results of examinations conducted by the Board of Examiners
acting under the Coal Mines Regulation Act of British Columbia during
the lust week in May at Cumberland,
.N'anaimo, Fernie and Merrltt have
been announced. CertiAcates of competency are to b"fe granted as follows:
First-class—Arthur Newbury, Nanaimo.
Second-class — William Beveridge,
Cumberland; Michel Donald McLean.
Benjamin Ball, Michel; Louis Fran-
ccsclni, Cumberland; John Gilliam.
William Park. Nanaimo.
' Third-class—Edward Hardy. Ferule; Robert Taylor, Robert Clarkson.
Natal; Henry Ferrman, Robert Mc-
Fegan, Michel; Joseph Travis, Bank-
head, Alta.; Joseph Lavin, Nanaimo;
Robert Drybrough, William Ross,
Mine Surveyors—George W. Waddington, Merrltt; Robert Strachan,
First-class certiAcates qualify the
holders to take a position as manager
of an active colliery iu the province;
second-class certiAcates to act as.
overman in the coal mines of thc province, and third-class to take places
in the coal mines as shtftboBS, lireboss
or shotlighter.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
Guessing   Contest
How many Nut Bars are in
the window at Kelly's Cafe?
$4.00 Cox of Chocolates for Nearest Guess.
$2.00 Box of Chocolates for Next Nearest Guess.
$1.00 Box of Chocolates for Third Nearest Guess.
1 guess with each 10c. purchase
All Chocolate Bars 5c. each
(Continued from Page  One)
beer as being the most expensive.   The profit on draught beer was
even greater.
Alderman Wier: We are not taxing these people on their profits.
They are in business for profit. We have no Business to say we
.•■hall tax these people on their profits.
Hotels Best Able to Pay.
Alderman Brown spoke again mi profiteering*-; he said the council required the money.   These people are more able to pay than
anyone else in town.
Parnham Changes His Opinion.
Alderman Parnham, in referring to the intimidation alleged by
Alderman Brown, said it was only a matter of opinion.   He had
changed his mind since hearing Alderman Brown's figures.
Between the Devil and the Deep Sea.
Alderman Thomson said as far as the figure is concerned, $200
was too high and $100 was too low.   It was between the devil and
the deep sea.   He would approve a fairer understanding.    He
could not support the $100 motion.
The Mayor; By what I can learn $200 is too high, but the $100
suggested by Alderman Pickard was ridiculous—it was out of the
question entirely.   It would cost them that to bring in the bylaw.
Motion for $200 Goes Through.
The motion on the amendment for $100 was put first and lost,
Aldermen Bannerman, Pickard and Wier voting for it.   The motion
was then put, calling for $200 licence, and Alderman Brown, Parnham and Thomson voting for it, while Alderman Wier, Pickard
and Bannerman voted against it.   It being a tie vote, the Mayor
voted in favor of the motion, and the $200 fee went into effect.
References to Soft Drinks Eliminated.
Coming to clauses 8 and 9 having reference to "soft drinks,"
Alderman Parnham moved, and Alderman Thomson seconded, a
motion to elemlnite soft drinks from the bylaw.   This course was
adopted by the council.   By this action soft drink places and restaurants are not restricted to hours unless they handle "near beer."
NANAIMO.—Capt. Yeates has received word of the death of his sister
.Mr3. John Becltman, which occurred
Thursday week after a three month's
illness. The deceased was a native of
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
and had lived in this province for Ihe
past 23 years, residing some time in
Cumberland. She is survived by her
husband and one daughter, Miss Etta
Beckman, living at'home.
The great fall in silver, says a London dispatch, is due to the serious
position of Far Eastern trade. Chinese
exports are practically at a standstill,
the Japanese situatiou being a contributing factor. China was the solo support of the silver market four months
ofjo.   Now China is a seller.
Large supplies of melted continental
silver coin continue to come on the
market. The Bank of France has apparently sold part of its silver stock
as imports of metal from Fiance this
year exceed 5,250*,000 ounces, and the
Bank of France returns show a loss
of 25,000,000 francs In silver ln the
same period.
ludlu took nearly 3,000,000 ounces
'from us iu May, and that country's
requirements are apparently satisfied.
lu addition, India has taken over
£15,UUU,0U0 in gold Oils year tn Ihe attempt to reduce the price of tlie rupee
by sales of gold, which was partly
The attempt to place tlie rupee exchange officially at 10 rupees to the
gold sovereign is now an evident fail
ure. The adoption of the Indian Ex
change Committee's report, recom
mending this ratio, was panic legisla
tion on the assumption of the perinan
once of abnormal war conditions.
Indian trade is unable tu support
.such a high exchange ratio. The Indian government continues to sell
London drafts at thc rate of 2 shillings
li'/a pence, while the bankers rate is 2
shillings % penny, owing to the abnormal demand.
This indicates that there is no faith
that the two-shilling rupee will he
maintained. The committee did not
foresee that the Axing of a high rate
would cause tlie withdrawal ol' capital
from India, which still continues.
Tlie fall iu price of silver affects
the price of eastern produce, ami may
have an Important bearing on the cost
of living, it also affects the export
trade, causing dullness lu the textile
VALUED AT $10,000,000
Expected   That   Province   Will
Benefit to Extent of Over
Two Millions.
Although the estate of the late
James Dunsmuir has not yet been formally valued and entered for probate,
the treasury of the province is expecting to profit by succession dues to the
extent of over ?2,00!),000. One estimate
it the parliament buildings placed it
at $3,000,000.
It all depends, it is said, on (he
basis of the* valuation and whether the
estate comes within a 10 per cent, or
a 15 per cent. levy. The preliminary
statement filed with thc government
is said to show a valuation in the
neighborhood of $10,000,000, with
about $1,000,000 to the province. On
e-valuation It is expected to be shown
that tlie estate Is valued at from $15,-
000,000 to $20,000,000, which, at a 15
per cent, levy, wlll produce from
$2,000,000 to $3,000,000 in succession
(Continued from Page One)
early general election. Parliament
has confessed inability to redeem former pledges and to restore to returned
loldiers and dependents in a substantial measure tlie economic advantages
they would now enjoy but for war service. Parliament has shown reluctance
to offset such failure by general measures for the Improvement oj living
conditions throughout the country
whereby returned soldiers might more
easily regain a secure footing in the
national lito.
Parliament now requires that those
who served In the war shall share in
tlie payment of tlip major portion of
the war debt despite tlie fact that war-
accumulated wealth remains practically unmolested. Parliament as at
present constituted cannot cope with
distressing living conditions which affect not only tbe returned soldier but
tlie public generally. The government
have denied to the electors ot Canada
any opportunity since 1911 to assert
their views upon domestic questions
by means of the ballot. • Parliament
continues to Ignore the fact that the
demand for a general election does not
arise solely from amongst returned
soldiers but is supported by one vast
majority of those who have the interests of the country at heart and who
view with alarm the Increasing unrest.
Parliament, has outlived its mandate.
The time has arrived for the people to
declare themselves on the vital questions of the day."
Mr. Bunbury was called upon to say
a few words. He said he could not
say very much, as Mr. Carmichael had
so ably put all phases of the situation
—but as the proposer of the resolution
he was bound to again ask that all cooperate and endeavor to bring about
better conditions for the returned
man. (Hear, hear.)
Government Represents Bolsheviks.
Mr. Ben Hughes, of the Comox
Argus, the seconder of the resolution,
was the next speaker. He fully en
dorsed all that the previous speakers
had said, and In addition he said "the
present government as it stood at
present did not represent any party.
They did not represent the Liberals,
nor the* Conservatives, nor the labor
men, and it was a cinch they did not
represent the.returned men. In his
opinion the only body they could represent was the Bolsheviks. (Laughter.)
Kesnlution tarries I nnnlniously.
The following resolution was proposed by Mr. C. J. Bunbury, seconded
hy Mr. Ben Hughes:
"Be it resolved, therefore, that this
mass meeting of ex-service men and
citizens of the Comox Electoral District,' endorse the action taken by the*
Q. W. V. A. as expressed in the foregoing communication, and pledges itself to work unitedly in securing an
Immediate general election for tlie
purpose of securing better economic
conditions and quietening the unrest
now prevailing in the Dominion."
On the resolution being put to the
meeting a standing vote being taken,
every person ill the hall stood up, including Mr. Stewart, M.P.
The singing of the National Anthem
brought the meeting to a close.
Vendor Fined $50 and Costs for
Having 7 Per Cent. Beer
In His Possession
The first of several cases pending at
Courtenay under the Prohibition Act
came up before Magistrate Hames on
Friday afternoon when Mr. Marchetti
was charged with having Intoxicating
liquor in his possession iu a place
other than a dwelling house.
■Chief Dryden said lie had taken two
bottles of beer from the defendant's
auto truck as tt stood outside the
Riverside Hotel. He hud sent one of
these bottles down to Victoria for
analysis and the -analslst's ccrtlicate
showed that the beer contained 7 per
cent, proof spirts. For the defence
Marchetti claimed Unit he had taken
tbe beer from his stock at Cumberland
and he was taking It to Merville, and
only stopped a few minutes at the
Riverside Hotel. He did not know that
it contained more than 2% per cent.
He was found guilty and fined $50
and costs.
Between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000
Pounds Bought in Chicago
for 9'/? Cents Pound
CHICAGO.—Shipments of between
4,000,000 and 5,000,000 pounds of sugar
received ln Chicago by way of Canada
were billed .to packers, canners and
wholesalers at as low at nine and a
half cents a pound, federal investigators said. The United States district
attorney's assistants declnred that if
wholesalers are paying only 9 and $'&
cents a pound for sugar, the retail
price should not be higher than eleven
Before buying Preserving Jars
Strawberry Season is Advancing
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
If you have a Sweet Tooth-=•
Our Confectionery
touches the spot
Frost's   Pharmacy
The Rexall Store
Fashions in
In the old days of lighting, chandeliers were put up
to stay!
They were considered as permanent a part of the
house as the fireplace or the kitchen sink.
They were called "fixtures."
Walls might be re-papered, decorations and hangings
made over in newer style, but the ugly chandeliers with
their dust-catching whirligigs and spangles remained
unchanged, defying the march of time.
Even after the advent of electricity, folks continued
to look upon the lighting fixture as something fixed.
But Dame Fashion, in collaboration with the scientists
who are constantly making improvements in electric
lamps, has now taken charge of the lighting business.
She has given us fashions in lights—just as we have
fashions in hats and gowns.
Lamp shades change from season to season, and
from year to .year.
However, do not be alarmed; the shifting styles in
lighting equipment hfrve come as a steady improvement and economy of electric lamps.
Each change of fixtures and lamps means that the
householder will have more or better light, or cheaper
light—and frequently such a change means all three.
Here's one on old Mrs. Gleaner,
Who was using her vacuum cleaner;
When baby at play,
Got right in the way,
And since then nobody has seen her.
Whereas certain mischievously inclined persons have
tampered witli the valves on the mains of this company,
thereby allowing a considerable amount of water to run to
waste, we therefore wish to point out that It is a serious
offence to tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended they will be prosecuted to the
'very fullest extent of the law.
llllllllllllil ■
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P.O. 314 A
July 3, 1920.
or a convenient desk would do much to make your
favorite corner more comfortable.
We can supply any style you prefer that will accord
with the other furniture in your room.
Perhaps there is some room  that  needs  anotheir
piece of
If so, look mer our stock and ask our fair prices.
P. 0. Box 279
Phone 31
ALEX. MAXWELL, Proprietor
Autos for Hire.     Coal and Wood Hauling given very-
prompt attention.    Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61 -     Cumberland, B.C.
The person who likes promptness in telephone
service will appreciate your effort if when you answer
the telephone you give the name of the firm. If you
are answering in a department, give the name of the
department. The person will not have to ask who is
speaking, if that is done. Besides facilitating service,
it is a courtesy that is at once appreciated.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
of the DRINKS
Buy the products of the
Ask for the Brands that are the Best
Alexandra Stout is sure to satisfy.
U.B.C. Beer   The Beer of Quality.
Silver Top Soda Water &J1JIE* Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Although the doles of whisky aud
other spirits at tbe government veir
dors'' stores lias been cut down to
eight ounces, It is still possible to get
prescriptions filled for two quarts of
The section of the act curtailing
prescriptions to eight ounces specifies
"alcohol, rum, brandy, whisky, gin, or
other spirituous liquor," and accord
ingly does not apply to wines, beer
and stout. Eight ounces of spirits,
two quarts of wine and one
dozen bottles of beer or stout is the
limit for a prescription, except ln the
case of porsons living more than dve
miles from a drug storo or In cases
of grave illness. In these cases the
outsider may obtain sixteen ounces
and the very seriously 111 patient up to
two quarts on a prescription.
In speaking about bands and town
bands in particular, we sometimes
hear people carelessly say, "What
good ls a baud in a town, anyway?"
Well, first takes inventory of the fellow who makes the remark. You may
have reason to allow the silly question to go unanswered. But regarding
the remark more seriously, let us say
that a good band is one of the nTost
useful things a town 01 community
can possess. It is one of the best advertisements a town can have. Emerson says something about the world
making a beaten path. Well, a good
band will make all the roads leading
to town beaten paths, even though the
town's other attractions be not enormous; every merchant is benefitted by
a good band.
Many people come to town to attend
the delightful entertainments, aud
they combine shopping with this
pleasure. The promoters of business
and musical enterprises always have
the pleasure of knowing that their
civic demonstrations from time to
time will be successful, because they
have s first-class baud to lead the
parade and attract the crowd.
A baud composed of able players is
a tower of strength to any town or
section of the country. It cultivates
the public ear to a high class of music
and does it right at your door. too.
Every enterprising citizen will boost
tbe band wherever he goes.
From the Canadian Bandsman and
Orchestral Journal. Toronto.
NANAIMO—The laying of a pipe
line a mile in length from Its 200-acre
reservoir ln Mountain District to Milestone River near the farm of Mr. U.
Underwood is an extension of its system about to be undertaken by the
Nanaimo Electric Light Company.' A
new power house will be built at the
end of the line which will utilize the
heavy fall between the reservoir and
Milestone River, the current being
transmlttd to Nanaimo, connecting
with the present system at the Nanaimo power house. Work will be undertaken as soon as right of way matters are adjusted.
A Liberty League, the object of
which Is to combat Bolshevism, has
been Inaugurated in England, with Sir
Rider Haggard as chairman.
"It ls folly to Bay that the glow lu
the sky over Russia is the gleam of a
fire that can never touch this laud,"
said Sir Rider, in describing the alms
of the league. "Equally unwise—nay,
dangerous—la It to assert that what
are termed Bolshevist tendencies in
certain groups here are no more than
the old manifestations of disruptive
tendencies which have always been in
evidence amongst extremists of a
familiar type.
* "In the workshop, at meetings, at
odd moments during leisure hours,
workmen are skilfully approached by
those already infected with Bolshevism and invited to consider that, after
all, Its economic alms are well worth
consideration. Statements follow
with the object of Inspiring the view
that every denunciation of Bolshevism
is actuated by 'class' motives. Unless
something is done to counter this In
sidious propaganda, Judgment wlll go
by default.
"It ls as a result of the realization
of this peril and the urgent necessity
for averting it that the Liberty League
lias been formed. I have accepted the
chairmanship of the committee because I want to do all in my power to
avert a disaster which I believe will
overtake us if we are apathetic.
He: "D'you kuow, Edith, you grow
more beautiful dally?"
She: "Oh, Oeorge, you do exaggerate."
He: "Then 1 should Bay every other
Much of the Small Fruit Crop
Bay Be Conserved By
This Method.
Due to the scarcity and high price
of sugar the possibility ot much of the
coming crop of small fruits going to
waste is greatly Increased. There ls
a method of canning without sugar,
and, to secure the best information
available on tbe subject, the Commission of Conservation Invited Miss
Jeanette Babb, Instructor of Household Science at Macdonald College, to
prepare a short paper. Miss Babb
especially emphasizes the caution that
ln sugarless canning the utmost care
must be observed, and every rule
strictly followed, otherwise loss of
fruit nnd wasted effort may result.
'Fermentation and decay are caused
by bacteria, yests and moulds, which
are ever present In the air, coming in
contract with fruit. We must, therefore, destroy these forms of life present lu the fruit and In the containers
and prevent their further entrance Into the containers, by sealing and sterilizing or boiling. This ls what is
termed canning.
"There are many reasons why
canned goods spoil. Some of these
are: Because of Imperfect jars; use
of old or poor rubbers; use of stale
products; being too slow; Ailing too
many jars at once; inaccuracy in time
of boiling; failure to test jars after
sterilizing, and carclss storage.
'The equipment necessary for canning is as follows: Wash boiler, or
large kettle, with an airtight cover;
fitted rack for bottom of boiler; good
jars and covers properly sterilized;
good rubbers; long-handled spoon or
silver knife, strainer or clean cheesecloth for washing fruit, blanching and
cold-dipping, boiling water, and clean
towels, all of which should be sterile.
To prepare the jars, test them first
for leakage, by filling with water, fitting on rubber, sealing tightly and inverting on a dry table. If no moisture is seen on the table the jar is
sate. Sterilize the jars and covers by
placing on rack in boiler, cover with
cold water, bring water to boiling
point, and boll for fifteen minutes.
Sterilize the rubbers in a shallow dish
of boiling water for Ave minutes.
"In the cold pack method the importance of the two terms, blanching
and cold dipping, should be emphasized. Blanching is to dip In boiling
water, and keep under the boiling
water for from a few seconds to five
minutes, according as to whether the
fruit is of the soft or hard variety.
Cold dipping means the immediate
plunging Into cold boiled water, to set
tlie coloring matter, to aid ln keeping
the fruit whole and to make it easy to
Preparation ot Fruit.
1. Select when it Is at its best-
thoroughly sound, ripe but flrm and
free from bruises.
2. Grade as to size and quality for
sake of uniformity.
3. Can Ihe day It Is picked, or as
soon as possible after picking, especially where no sugar is used.
4. Clean fruit and prepare as for
table use.
5. Blanch In case of hard fruits.
6. Cold dip.
7. Pack products- quickly Into jars,
which have just been removed one at
a time from the boiler, using a sterile
knife or spoon handle for packing.
8. Fill with boiling water, insert
knife to let out air and All again to
top with water running over par.
9. Put on sterilized rubber, cover,
and partially seal at once.
10. When ell Jars are ready, place
on rack In boiler and cover with water
of the same temperature as jars, keeping the Jars separated.
11. Cover boiler, bring to the boiling point and boll until the fruit Is
(a) Soft fruit requires from 10 to 15
minutes where sugar Is used. When
no sugar Is used we add 15 minutes
more to the required length of time
with sugar.
(b) Hard fruits with sugar require
30 minutes to one hour plus twenty
minutes without sugar.
12. Uncover boiler al end of time for
sterilizing or boiling, allow steam to
cue-ape and seal jars tightly immediately upon removing from boiler. Invert until cool.
IS. When cool screw tight again,
wash outside of Jars, label and put
away In a cold, dry, dark place.
NOTE.—In sugarless canning, the
utmost care must be observed, and
every rule strictly followed.—Jeanette
Babb, Instructor Household Science,
Macdonald College.
Registrar: Do you take this woman
lo be your lawful wedded wife?
Tho Bridegroom: "1 do."
Registrar: "Then I pronounce you
man and wife. And remember, you
usked me to do Ibis. Dou't ever blame
I mc."
Bishop Appoints Commission to
Investigate—Famous Structures May Disappear
It Is a matter of considerable disturbance to the hearts of many old
Londoners who regard the past with
sn affection which borders ou reverence to know that the Bishop of London has appointed a commission to
investigate the whole question of city
churches, with a view to destroying
those situated In the great business
centre ot London, between St. Paul's
aud the Tower, for the sake of their
properly values and the tremendous
Income that the church would derive
from the land-rentals, Thirteen of
the nineteen churches in this section
are the work of str Christopher Wren,
and are typical of all the beauty of
line and structure of the renaissance
The Society for the Protection of
Ancient Buildings has risen up and
called tlle matter a sacrilege, but it is
thought by a great many not without
reason, that nothing but benefit would
come from the eradication of these old
landmarks. The commission defends
Its stand by pointing out the fact that
none of the doomed churches were
built before the great lire of London,
and six have been built since tbo time
of Sir Christopher Wren. They add
that tlie city churches serve no real
purpose these times, when tho people
no longer dwell where they also conducted their business, and the edlflces
now provide merely a seclusion for
those who wish or think to enter a
moment. The Sunday services draw
but sparse congregations. It is Btated
that the value of the sites of those
churches Ib placed at nearly 48,500,000.
In addition to this enormous return
from the church property the commission expects to realize an Income of
$130,000 a year from the beneficiaries
after setting aside $81,000 a year tor
the salaries of the clergy concerned.
For the site of a single church, that
of All Hallows, Lombard Street, Barclay's Bank has offered $2,500,000, and
the value of the site ot St. Dunstan's-
In-the-East has been estimated at
Here Is a list of the imperilled
churches, many of which will be recalled by Canadian tourists. Those
built by Sir Christopher Wren are
All Hallows, Lombard Street, Wren.
All Hallows, London Wall.
St. Botolph, Aldgatc (except tower).
St. Catherine Coleman, near Feu-
church Street.
St. Clement, Eastcheap, Wren.
St. Dunstan, Eastcheap (except
tower), Wren.
St. Magnus the Martyr, Loudon
Bride (except tower). Wren. .
St. Mary-at-Hlll, Eastcheap, Wren.
St. Mary Woolnoth, Lombard St.
St. Michael, Cornhlll (except tower).
St. Alban, Wood Street, Wren.
St. Anne and St. Agues, Aldersgute,
St. Botolph, Aldersgato.
St. Dunstan, Fleet Street (except
St. Mary, Aldermanbury, Wren.
St. Michael Royal, Queen Victoria
Street (except tower), Wren.
St._ Nicholas, Cole Abbey, Queen
Victoria Street, Wren.
St Nicholas, Coleman Street, Wren.
St. Vedast, Foster Lane (except
tower), Wren.
At no time in the history of Canada
has her wheat fields meant so much to
the world as now. Canada produce,,
wheat of the finest grades and In such
large quantities as to place tbe Dominion well up among tlie wheat producing countries of the world. Both
Federal and provincial departments
of agriculture have done their share
In Improving wheat varieties and extending tlie growth of this necessary
cereal. An interesting account ot tlie
work that has been done Is contained
In the late Issue of the Agricultural
Gazette, the official organ of the De
partment of .Agriculture at Ottawa
It Is there shown that tbe most widely
grown varieties were developed hy
Canadian ftcienlista. Preston, Stan
ley, llnron, Bishop, O. A. 0. No. 104,
Marquis, Ruby and Prelude have each
their -valuable factors. The history
and characteristics of each are glvon.
The Seed Brauch and the Department
assists thc Canadian Seed Growers'
Association In extending tbe growth
of pedigreed varieties. The Seed
Branch Itself encourages seed crop
competitions, and seed fairs, tests seeds
for farmers and merchants, Inspects
seeds on sale, and has, through the
Canadian Seed Purchasing Commission, ensured supplies of dependable
seed wheat during recent years.
Mother: "Marjorie. stop interrupt
Ing. Have you forgotten what I told
you about being seen and not heard?'
Marjorie; "You must find so a tnov
ing picture, 'sted of a girl."
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$5.00
Mrs. P. Anderson
McKenzie's Pure Ice Cream
D. Campbell's
Meat Market
Young Steer Beef,
tender and juicy.
Veal, Pork and Mutton.
Cambridge Pork Sausage
Home-made Sausage
Polish Sausage
Veal Loaf
Boiled Ham
Ham Bologna
Have you tried our Pickled Pork
and Corned Beef ?    It is delicious.
Each Thursday morning from now
on a full line ot Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 5-1172
Paolo Monte
Shoe Repairing a Specially.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and  Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Service, .Material
^ Guaranteed
Rubber Heels
Fixed While II Walt
S. DAVIS   -   Dunsmuir Avenue
Thc old lady was very proud of the
parrot she had bought. He bad perfect manners, sbe was told. She was
engaged in showing him off to a bevy
of fair visitors who bad called upon
ber "At Homo" day.
"Yes,"   she   said   enthusiastically,
"he's such a clever bird, so well taught
and he talks beautifully."
"You're a liar," said tbe parrot. Eight
July 3,1920.
•    A.shipment of Baby Clothes has just been opened out, and comprises
many of the requirements needed by Baby.
We intend giving this department special attention so that you can
depend on getting immediate delivery.
BABY'S FLANNEL BARRACOATES, made of a nice quality material
and well finished.
BABY'S LONG ROBES in very dainty designs, trimmed with ribbon and
lace; others embroidered in neat edging.   Prices $2.95 and $3.25.
BABY'S SHORT DRESSES in very fine mull; delightful little dresses for
wee tots.
BABY'S FLANNEL SKIRTS with cotton bodice, suitable  for 2  years.
Price $1.25.
UNDERSKIRTS FOR CHILDREN, with bodice attached.   Prices $1.00
and $1.50
BABY'S BOOTEES, all wool, in white only.
BABY'S WOOL GAITERS, full length, very fine quality.
BABY'S BIBS, in nicely embroidered cotton, also in silk, at prices from
"25c to $1.00 each.
BABY'S BONNETS, in a choice variety at reasonable prices.   *
BABY'S SOCKS, in pink, blue, white and tan.  Price 35c pair.
NAINSOOKS in very line make, just the desired goods to make baby's
clothes.  Prices 50c and fiOc yard.
Should you require anything in this line which we do
not stock, it will be a great pleasure for us to procure
same if at all procurable.
PHONE  134
Nelson  District,  Vancouver  Island.
TAKE NOTICE that the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, of
Victoria, B. C, Colliery Owners, inteud
to apply for permission to lease the
following binds:
Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark three feet (3 ft.)
East from the South-Bast corner post
ot Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
sixteen hundred feet (1000 ft,) to the
approximate low water mark, thenCe
Southerly along the approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East corner of the North
Fractional half of the South-West
duarter of Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid corner of said fractional
part of Section 32, being the original
high water mark, thence Northerly
following original high water mark,
being the Easterly boundary of Section 32 and D. L. 28 in said Nelson
District to point of commencement,
containing in all ninety-six (90) acres
more or less.
Charles Graham, Agent.
Dated June 22nd, 1920. 28-8
The "Inquisitive Editor," who runs
the "What We Want to Know." column,
was given ait short vacation a few days
ago, but up to the time of going to
press lias failed to return to the lied
of liis labors. Foul play at tbe hands
of one of ills interrogated readers Is
suspected. The matter will be plnced
In the bands of Cumberland's Sanity
Inspector Immediately.
In the meantime the Printer's Devil
has a few questions of his own he
would like answered. Correspondents
nn; requested to put stamps on their
First—How is the Mayor's team
of horses making out?
Second—Who thinks "Mother Machree" ls the latest song hit? Ho
onglit to be.
Third—What time in the morning do
tho musical cows of Cumberland
arise? They make more noise than
Moiitc's—oh, never mind.
Fourth—Can a certain alderman
swim? If so why did he not choose
tlie deep sea waters this hot weuthcr?
Fifth—Who Is the best hard-tack
maker In town?  Ask Bill.
Sixtli—Has a certain ex-newspaperman of Cuniberlnnd aspirations on thc
Mayoralty of Royston?
Seventh—Dhesn't that girl with the
lovely brown eyes know how to use
'em?   Look out, fellows. .
Eighth—Who is the guy that was so
anxious to kiss oil the married ladies
tlie other day? And a 100 per cent,
prohibitionist at that.
sale, model 191S; privately used, in
ilrst-class order and fully equipped.
For price ami terms see Cameron,
Cumberland Motor Works.       c2-2S
first-class condition. Apply Bunion,
Photographer, or Phone SOL..      cl
Harness; price ?ti0. F. II. Janes,
Grantham. c3-27
also heavy express for sale.   Applj
Henry Thompson, Royston Road.
running condition; $450 cash. Apply
Wm. Douglas, Courtenay. C2-2G
with three-room dwelling, barn,
garage anu other buildings; one ana
a half miles from Cumberland.
Price reasonable. Apply A. R. Wesley, Cumberland, B. C.
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
Fifth Sunday After Trinity.
Evening Prayer at 7 o'clock.
Rev. Father R. Beaton, Comox.
9 a.m., muss at Cumberland.
11 n.in., mass at Comox.
Rev. Geo. Kinney.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
Prayer   meeting,   Wednesday,   7.30
Choir practice, Friday evening, 7.30.
at prices from $550 to $1200. T. B.
Bate. Phone 81.
home cheap? If so, see T. E. Bate.
Phone 31.
Cash or terms. Apply to B. Pearse,
Easy terms, For particulars see T.
E. Bate. Phone 31.
twoen New Townsite and Wilcox's
Butcher Shop. A reward given
upon return to The Islander.   c2-27
Sunday last the Cumberland Base-
bull team played their flrst game of
the season on home grounds, when
tbey bad a return game witli the Port
Alberni team. There was nothing
very exciting about the game, as Cumberland, with a weukenod'teum, were
far too good for thc Canal boys. The
Onal score was G-l in our favor.
Players doing duty for the home brew
were: Westfield, catcher; Henderson,
pitcher; Robertson, lirst base; Beattie,
second base; Boyd, shortstop; Mor-
rocchi, third base; Millard, centre
Held; Stevenson, right field; Grant,
second base.
LEE—To Mr.'and Mrs. E. R. Lee, of
Union Bay, at the Cumberland General Hospital, June 28, a son*
GLOVER<*-To Mr. and .Mrs. A. E.
Glover, of Union Bay,- at the Cumberland General Hospital, June 25,
a daughter.
THOMSON—To .Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Thomson, at the Cumberland General Hospital, July 1, a daughter.
A special meeting of  the  Woman's
Auxiliary to tho Great War Veterans'
Association   will  he held on  Monday
evening at 7 o'clock in the City Hall.
'Kelly" is ottering three lioxes of
chocolates, valued at $4, $2 and $1, for
the nearest guesses oft number of
chocolate bars massed in one of his
site windows.
There are 50 native tribos in India.
June 25—Pronative, Beatrice, Peer-,
less, coastwise.
June 26—Celtic, Daring, Faultless,
coastwise; Canadian Prospector, Genoa Bay.
June 27—Spray and Scow No. 12,
coastwise; Protesilaus, Manila.
June 28—Cheerful, Maagan, Phoenix,
June 29—Klldonan and Scow No. 12.
Vancouver; Jessie Mac, coastwise;
Hulk 100, Vancouver; Chemainus, Coqultlam, coastwise.
Personal Mention
Miss O. L. Bickle returned on Wednesday after spending ten days at
Summerland and Vancouver.'
.   .   .
A. B. Jones arrived from Portland
during the week and will spend' two
month? vacation with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Jones of the Union
a     a     a
Miss H. Horbury returned from a
visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
.   .   *
Miss Hazel Frame is here on a visit
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Frame of Penrith Avenue.
.   *   .
Mi'-*' A. E. Hirst and Misn L. Green
returned to Victoria Saturday morning. During their-stay they were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. Rideout at
Comox Lake.
a    a    a
Mr. J. T. Bell has arrived in town
to take charge of the Grocery Department of Campbell Bros.' 3tore. Previous to coming to Cumberland Mr.
Bell was manager of the wholesale
house of A. Macdonald ln Fernie, and
latterly of the grocery department of
J. S. Smith, Ltd., at Duncan. Mr. Bell
lias had eighteen year's experience in
the grocery business in B. C.
* t   t
Capt. and .Mrs. J. W. Troupe, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Ross of Victoria were
the guests of Mr. aud Mrs. James M.
Savage at Beaufort House, during the
holidays. •
a    *    *
Miss Orphla Lewis, assistant in Ihe
local postofflce, left for Vancouver on
Monday on a short vacation.
* *    *
Mrs, Sydney Horwood relumed from
a ten days' visit to Victoria on Friday.
* t   *
Charles Graham, District Superintendent of Alines, returned on Sjmday
from a visit lo Vancouver, where he
intended the British Columbia Hos-
liilai Convention as the representative
ol' the local hospital.
a    *    a
Dr. Geo. K, MacNaughton, accompanied by Mrs. MacNaughton and
daughter, returned from Vancouver on
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Fleming, Capl.
Troupe and .Mrs. J. W. Troupe, Mr. and
Mrs. Jame3 M. Savage, and Mr. and
.Mrs. Harry Ross were a party that
motored to Campbell River on Wednesday.
a    a    a.
Among the Cumberland residents
who have moved to their camping
grounds nt the beach,are Mr. and Mrs,
John Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. John
McKinnon, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Dalby,
Dr. and Mrs. Geo. K. McNaughton, Dr.
tind Mrs. E. R. Hicks, Rev. and Mrs.
* .   *
Mrs. Thos. Malpass returned to
Bevan on Wednesday.
* *   *
Masters Hawthorne and Thomas
Graham returned home on Wednesday
from Victoria, where they have been
attending school.
* a    *
Master Reginald Bate returned home
on Wednesday. He is attending school
at Victoria.
* *    a
Miss   Agnes   Potter   left   for   San
Francisco on Wednesday,
a   *   a
Conrad Reifel, manager of the Union
Brewing Company of Nanaimo, w%s
here on Monday.*
a   *    *
Mr. Jarvls, of the staff of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, ia, on a two
weeks' vacation.
a    •   *
Rev. J. P. Hicks arrived In town
Friday afternoon.
Don't miss the opportunity
of these Specials as they are
Money  Savers
Royal Household Flour
49-lb. sad;  A $4.00
24-lb. sack   $2.10
Pacific Milk
, Lare tins, each 15c 7 for $1.00
Baby size, each 10c 11 for $1.00
Maybloom Tea, 60c. per lb.
No. 1 Preserving Strawberries
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Simon Leiser & Co.
Phone 38. Limited
Fined $3,000 and Narrowly Escaped Going to Jail for
Six Months.
HAMILTON. July 2.—For' attempting to evade the Federal Income tax,
Coroner W. D. Hopkins, a well known
Hamilton physician, was heavily punished.
The Department doubted the doctor's returns nnd put an Inspector on
his hooks. The evidence showed that
his return for 1917 was $1500, while
his receipts were $8,905; $4,000 given
for 1918, while his actual receipts
were $13,600; and $3,000 for last year,
while his receipts were $12,000. It
was estimated that nearly ten thousand of last year's profits came from
liquor prescriptions.
The magistrate debated for a time
about sending the doctor down for six
months, but finally imposed a fine of
COOK STOVE, old or new, converted
into a gas stove In a few minutes
with a Buckeye Vapor Gas Burner.
Prepaid for $22.50. Agents wanted.
Fawkes & Co., Summerland, B. C.
Large Audiences Agreeably Surprised at Delightfully Amusing* Comedies and Songs—To
Play Here Again Wednesday.
"The Girl from Brazil" was the title
of tlie show put on by tlle Kelly
Comedy Company at the llo-Ilo on
Thursday evening, and the large
audience, was not a little surprised to
lind what an excellent show it turned
out to he.
Good songs, some splendid dancing
by Kelly's bevy of pretty girls, some
very clever and unusually clean comedy ran through the whole show, keep-
the audience in a merry humor all the
evening. Many delightfully amusing
situations occurred in the comedy, in
which Kelly, dressed as an aunt, gut
into some very awkward predicaments.
Friday evening they put on another
show, when an entire change of programme was presented, the comedy
presented being entitled "A Cheerful
At Conrtenny Next Tucsdny.
On Tuesday evening the company is
putting on a show at Courtenuy, "The
Girl From Brazil" being the title role.
Return Engagement Wednesday.
Following their great success here,
Kelly has made arrangements to put
on a return show ln Cumberland on
Wednesday night next. "Casey the
Fiddler" will be the name of the comedy presented, and a good house
should greet this splendid company.
Vancouver Rangers did not do a
thing to the mighty Nanaimo football
team on Thursday! Shout It tram the
house-tops—they beat the hub city
players on their home grounds by a
score of 1 to 0.
Take heart, you Cumberland fans!
The championship of the Inter-City
Summer League is almost In sight.
Get down to the game at Nanaimo today and root for the boys.
The gi<me between the Rangers and
Nanaimo developed into a fast, and
from reports, a very rough game, with
the Rangers having a slight edge all
the way.
Gus: "Gertie Is always bragging
about his ancestral halls."
Algy; "His ancestral hauls, he
means. His grandfather made a fortune out of kippers."
Musical   Comedy
Company 12 People
Maple Leaf Theatre
Tuesday Night, July 6
Wednesday Night, July 7th


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