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With which ls consolidated the Cumberland News,
Charges Made by R. T. Elliott Against ihe Government and the
Members of the Government in Respect of the Dolly Varden
Minse Interests—Motion to Bring Elliott Before the Bar of
the House Defeated.
Victoria, April 23.—Charges against the government and
members thereof, alleging that legislation contemplated to take
away the last vestige of rights of the Dolly Varden Mines Company
and hand them over to the Taylor Engineering Company, had been
the result of corruppt lobbying of members of the House, were
contained in a telegram which, when read on Friday night in the
legislature, created a sensation. The charges were made by R.
T. Elliott, K.C., counsel for the Dolly Varden Mines interests.
Himself a prominent Liberal, one-time representative for Victoria
in the Legislature, and the confidential legal adviser of the late
Premier Brewster, such charges coming from a man of his stamp
created a profound impression in the House.
When on aturday he followed up his first telegram with another
making a number of deliberate charges against the probity and integrity of
Premier,Oliver, the sensation became magnified. A motion was introduced
by Glalmo, Boldler-member for Victoria, that Elliott be summoned to the bar
ot the House, but it was defeated, Premier Oliver declaring he was ready to
let his reputation rest with the public and suggesting that Elliott was mentally
afflicted. Those who know R. T. Elliott know he is anything but crazy unless,
as the saying goes, "crazy like a fox."
The Elliott charges arose out of the proposal of the government to pass
further legislation at this session to still further confirm the Taylor- Engineering Company title to the properties on Alice Arm, formerly owned by the
Dolly Varden Mines Company. It will be remembered that at last year's
session the dispute between the Engineering Company and the Mines Company over the building of the railway from tide water to the company's
mines, came-before the legislature, the Engineering Company seeking relief
against the Mines Company by which
it was owed a large sum of money for
construction of the railway. A select
committee of the legislature investigated the dispute and submitted a report which was followed by a bill
under which the Taylor Company were
awarded a large sum and given power,
shrould the Mine Company not satisfy
all claims, to take over the mining pro-
peray and operate It.
This was the outcome and the Taylor Company took charge, organized a
new company and today are operating
what has, since last year, developed
Into one of the most promising mining
properties In the province, and is likely
to make millionaires of the shareholders within a few years.
The Dolly Varden people, American
capitalists, Including the Armours of
Chicago. '•     —
Application was made by the latter
interests to tbe Dominion for disallowance of the act passed last year by the
legislature, but this was refused.
Legal action had already been instituted by them to fight the Taylor concern in the courts and It was to place
the latter's title beyond any doubt
that at this session ot the House, on
the last day in fact, the Premier introduced a bill, "An Act respecting the
Taylor Engineering Company." It was
In connection with this measure that
Mr. Elliott's first telegram was sent,
and which was read on Friday night-
in the House.   It read as follows:
" Hon. John Oliver, Premier:
"The Influence brought to bear upon
the Oliver government in attempts to
secure further legislation' affecting
property rights in Dolly Varden mines
constitutes direct lobbying for fradu-
lent purposes, being wilful attempts
to substitute forces of secret illicit
lobbying for open public admlnlsratlon.
No system of government can be
honestly conducted which places the
forces of its legislative majority at
disposal of secret lobbyists. No amount
of assertion and no forces ot declamation will convince the general public
that the reason for acceding to the
demands of secret lobbyists can be
other than corrupt and fraudulent.
"The public administration of justice by permanent tribunals responsible
and governed by maturely considered
principles and rules ot jurisprudence
Is one of the vital factors of every
British dohaln, and tbe suggestion that
legislative action based upon secret
lobbying is necessary for the protection of any group of men constitutes
an admission that these men have
fallen Into evil ways and that the government proposing such legislation
has been unable to withstand wicked
and corrupt Influences.
"Legislative, action cannot deny access to courts of justice to any claim
ant except with the purpose of preventing such claimant from obtaining
justice and legislative action for that
purpose will necessarily be fraudulent and corrupt.   These matters are
by any Individual without money and
influence. Such an Individual would
be told to bring his claim before the
courts of justice and not to endeavor
to turn the legislature into a tribunal
for an adjustment of individual
"Therefore, legislative interfering
with the course of pending litigation
passed as a result ot secret lobbying
by men possessed of money and influence carried with It to every reader
the certain knowledge that fraudulent
and wicked Influences have been successful in imposing their will upon
the government and its legislative
majority., One of the strongest protests made by the Liberal party against
the preceding government was that
government was carried on In secret
caucus giving effect to financial wishes of political friends.
"You preached against this practice
very strongly yourself and now In the
dying hours of the session, as a rati It
of secret caucus and secret lobby, introduce measure closing access to
courts ot justice In direct betrayal of
Liberal principles and in direct abandonment of your pledges to the people
who elected you.
When, on Friday night, the Premier,
on a question of privilege, read the
abive telegram to the House, he declined loudly about a "gang of freebooters," declared to the suggestion
that Elliott should be brought to tlie
bar of the House, that he would not
defile the House by such a proceeding
and roundly berated the Dolly Varden
Mines interests and especially their
counsel,* Elliott. The latter, who is
living in Vancouver, doubtless read
the Premier's observations the following morning and while the House was
ln session Saturday morning another
telegram from Elliott to tbe Premier
was read, a direct attack upon the
latter.   It was as follows:
"Your explanation to the legislature
at introduction of further Dolly Varden legislation omits two Important
facts, which are: First, that two weeks
ago I asked you for particplars of
moneys received from sale of Dolly
Varden ores and you obtained these
particulars and found them so startling you suppressed them. Second,
about a week ago ou stated in presence
of one of members of the legislature
that there would be no further Dolly
Varden legislation and your statement
was definite, emphatic and unconditional.
"What right had you to withhold
these facts from the legislature?
"Referring to myself, you know
when you addressed the legislature,
and have known for some months, that
I was acting for the Dolly Varden
Mines Company, and for no one else,
and your statement to the contrary
was a deliberate, wilful lie, made with
Intent to deceive tbe legislature and
thereby to procure the passage of legislation Introduced by you under pres-
thoroughly understood by the general j sure ot secret, Illicit and fraudulent
publlc, who are fully aware of the x lobbying. This is not the first time
dangers Involved in legislation based \ you have deliberately deceived the
on secret lobbying, and woh know that 'legislature and, with your permission,
uo such legislation could be obtained ; further instances will here be given.
Fast Came of Stirrer Ends In Score
ot S-S In  Favor of Cumberland
Boys at Union Bay. i
The local high school boys defeated
Union Bay last Saturday at the Bay
by a score of 3 goals to 2. White the
Cumberland team was much heavier
than their opponents, the home team
put up a great fight all the way. The
local team showed much Improvement
and many of the players came through
with a surprize. Half-time the score
stood 2-1 iu Union Bay's favor, but
with changing ends the wind favored
the visitors, who scored twice In the
second half. The game throughout
was keenly contested, aud until the
last the Union Bay boys tried hard for
an equalizer, but time-up found them
behind on the score sheet. There Is
no doubt but that the Bay has some
team; they jlay well together and understand each other very well. There
was no choice in the players as they
all merited special mention.
The local, boys need to brush up a
little* more and train harder, as they
could not stand the pace as well as
the home team.
Bob Reid played a fine game and
with more practice will do well.
Wllcock and Spencer had some nice
runs, as did Watson. Hood has not
recovered from his attack of the flu
yet, but will improve as time goes by.
Harold Jones has been falling off his
game somewhat and must improve.
The defence on the whole was fairly
good but lacked "pep" In clearing.
reter Reid refereed the game- and
gave general satisfaction to all the
C. J. Bunbury .Chief
the high school boys a
evening. The chief is
travelled far and wide,
occupations, and his
in different countries
with great Interest by
club enjoyed the chief's
and hope he wlll come
of Police, gave
talk on Friday
a man who has
ln many varied
sketch of lite
was followed
the boys. The
talk Immensely
Kxenrslmi Arranged to Accommodate
People (o See the Final of the
McBride Shield Series.
The Cumberland United Football
Club have arranged an excursion to
Nanaimo for the purpose of accommodating all those desirous of steading
the big final of the McBride Shield
Series, which will be held at Nanaimo
on Saturday, May 1.
A train will leave Cumberland at
7 a.m., to connect with the E. & N.
at Royston at 8 a.m., calling at Union
Bay. E. & N. special leaves Courtenay
at 7.45 a.m. Return ticket on local
railway, 50c. Return ticket on E. & N.
special to Nanaimo, $3.25.
Tickets are on sale at tho Waverely
Hotel, Vendome Hotel, Campbell Bros,
sore, Simon Leiser & Co. store, Cumberland, Mr. J. Quinn, Bevan; A. Kay,
Union Bay. Courtenay peple can get
hteir tickets on the train.
The Ladles' Auxiliary of the G.W.V.
A. gave a farewell reception at the
Anglican Church Hall to Mrs. Lakin
and Miss Draper on the eve of their
departure from Cumberland.
The programme consisted of singing,
dancing and substantial refreshments,
and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed by those present.
The reception closed with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne," and many
regrets were expressed at the loss to
the Association of two such popular
and useful members.
"When Mr. Brewster's cabinet was
being formed all papers ln connection
with John T. Scott case were entrusted
to you for perusal and report, and
your report made to Mr. Brewster In
my presence was that evidence existed that proved beyond all question
Mr. MacDonald's responsibility for
actions of John T. Scott. Shortly
thereafter you are found sitting and
acting as colleague of Mr. MacDonald
ln the Brewster cabinet and deliberately assisting in deceiving the legislature and public into belief that the
charges against Mr. MacDonald were
inventions. Then came the charge
about the McKenzie campaign contribution, and you knew the charge was
read that Mr. Macdonald had received
the money and you acquiesced ln the
handling of it.
"When Mr. Macdonald arose in tbe
legislature you were sitting there and
heard him and concurred in his denial,
for you had full knowledge of the facts,
andhisdenlalwasyo ur denial, for you
were under the same oath of offlce and
same duty to the legislature as he was.
"You were willing the legislature
should be deceived, and you also kept
silence when judicial commissioner
was appointed and then, when the
crash came, and Macdonald was dismissed from the cabinet, you allowed
him to bear entire blame and actually
deceived the legislature Into believing
had no previous knowledge of the
money, whereas ln fact you had full
knowledge and acquiesced In every
step ot Macdonald's up to the time of
the judicial inquiry.
"Then two men, Petloy and Keith,
were notified to appear before you In
respect of large land areas In tbe
north, with the view to ascertaining
what portions of lands they represented should be taken for returned
soldiers. In course of resulting proceedings you made personal examination of such lands and selected some
tor yourself, abandoning the soldier
settlement, and the result was that the
agreement to deliver certain lands .to
you at the nominal price served to
protect large area from soldier settlement."
To this second arrlgnmeut of himself
Premier Oliver vouchsafed no reply
other than repeating his statement
anent the gang of frce-booters. The
bill to give the Taylor Engineering
Cmpany the "ocinch" n the Dolly Varden properties was rushed through its
various stages and made law shortly
before the session concluded.
Flour Is not due (or an advance ln
price, according to leading flour men
of Ontario, even though the grain
board has lifted the regulations fixing
the price. There ls enough flour in thc
country at present, they say, to prevent an Increase In price. They are
far from satisfied with the grain
board's action. They wish a chance
to export their flour, and until they
get it they do not think that tho Hour
conditions will change. W. C. Omandt
a Toronto flour broker, said that he did
not think that he price of flour would
go up; neither did he think that it
would go down.
METHODIST.—Morning service at
11 o'clock. Sunday school at 2.30
p.m.. Evening service at 7 p.m.
25.—Cumberland, morning prayer
and Holy Communion at 11 o'clock.
Service at Royston School at 3.30
p.m. Evening prayer and sermon
at 7 p.m., at Cumberland.
Queen Alexandria unveiled the
statue of Nurse Cavell at St. Martin's
Place, London, Eng., early In April
The scene was pathetic tn the extreme.
Game al Nanaimo Was the Best Exhibition of Soccer that 'Has
Ever Been Seen in That City For a Long Time.—Cumberland
After Carrying Off Upper-Island Championship Are Now
Champions of the Whole Island.
(From the Nanaimo Herald of Sunday, April 18.)
There is no stopping the Cumberland soccer team these days.
On the Cricket grounds yesterday afternoon the boys from the tip-
Island town scored a clean-cut victory ovcr Victoria Wests, the
champions of the Capital city. Cumberland after carrying olT the
upper-Island Championshrip aro now champions of the Island, and
will next meet a Vancouver eleven in the final of the McBride
Shield which is emblematic of the championship of thc province.
And it may be said that it will take an exceptionally good team
to stop Cumberland on their present form. The game yesterday
was far and away the best that has been seen on a local ground
for a long time. The Victoria team, rue to its reputation, started
off at a fast clip, but Cumberland met them at their own game
and beat them squarely on the merits of the play. Their defence
was always stronger than that of Victoria, and their forwards
played a good combination game throughout The Victoria centre forward
was a fast, clever and hustling player, but taken altogether, the Cumberland
forward line was thc most cITcctive and (lie most dangerous,
It, however, Buys a great deal for the sound defence on both teams that
it was only after twenty-live minutes' play that cither of the goalkeepera
were called upon. It fell to Clark, the Cumberland custodian to save his
goal from a terrific drive from the Victoria centre-forward. It wbh a splendid
shot, following a nice piece of combined play, and Clark cleared mugniliccntly.
Cumberland up to that time had had four corners, and they had several more,
but failed to convert any of them. Twice it looked like thoy wero scoring,
but the Victoria defence rose to the occasion. Then a couple of minutes from
half-time, following a foul against the Victoria right half, thc ball was nicely
placed and a dropping shot enabled thc Cumberland centre and inside left to
get right on to the goalkeeper. The
latter stopped the ball, but before he
could clear, the Cumberland inside
left tipped It Inside the net.
The second half started off ,M anything, at a taster clip than the first.
Cumberland was the first to get going
and thc Inside left missed a fine chance
of scoring. Victoria came right back
but rushed the ball over. Cumberland
again took up the game and following
a foul, and a swift rush on the goal,
the ball was driven Into the net
through a ruck of players. For some
reason, the goal was disallowed, and
the game was on again hammer and
tongs, with Cumberland still one up.
For some ten minutes after this the
exchanges were fairly oven both teams
working for all -that' was In them.
Then, again, Cumberland got going,
and, following some-fine combined play
the ball waB sent across from tho
right. It was partially cleared, but
the Inside left got hold of it. and with
a splendid shot which bit the under
side ot the cross bar and glanced Into
the net, giving the goalkeeper no
chance to stop, he Bcored Cumberland's
second goal.
Cumberland now looked to have the
game in hand and for some time they
had all the play. But Victoria were
by no means done with, and coming up
with a rush forced a comer from which
the ball was netted but no goal al
lowed. In this case also thc reason
for the disallowance was not seen by
the writer. Then Jackson, Cumberland's centre half, and one of the
strongest players in this position ever
seen on the island, initiated a movement which came within an ace of
scoring. Bevoral corners were forced
in succession but the Victoria defence
stood firm. Then Victoria forwards
broke away with a rush, and the centre
tried a long forward pass. Clark
hesitated just a fraction of a second
In starting, and all he could do wns
to scoop the ball away from the speedy
centre's toe. Thc Inside right coming
up caught the boll and drove It into
tlle net for Victoria's first goal.
There was only ten tninules more to
go and Victoria tried hard to draw
even, but thc game ended with the
score 2 to I in fnvor of Cumborland.
Thc score fairly reflects the merits
of thc game. On thc day's play Cumberland deserved to win and havo
fairly and clearly established their
title lo be called thc champions of the
Mr. E. Jones, of Vancouver, refereed the game and kept Iirm control of
thc play throughout.
It should be said that there was a
liig crowd out to see tho game, and
Cumberland's victory was very popular.
All members of the Cumberland
Local are hereby notified that In future
regular meetings will be held every
alternate Tuesday, beginning on Tuesday. April 27, 1920.
year's model, in first-clans condition.
Apply P.O. Box 135, or phone 97R.
The" water in the city and district
will be turned off at midnight on Saturday until 8 a.m. on Sunday, for thc
purpose ot Installing a fire hydrant.
House-holders will govern themselves
^SEALED ~fENDERST addressed to
the undersigned, will be received up
till noon on Saturday. May 1, 1920, for
painting and papering of the interior
of Ihe surgery at Cumberland, B.C.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
Secretary of the Medical Fund.
Furniture, and other things. Mendel
ssohn piano, Gurncy Oxford stove.
Goods can be seen by calling at Mr.
Jos. Tait, Penrith Ave., Cumberland.
range and a large counter. Apply
P.O. Box 407, or Phone 105.
MrB. MF B. Tribe ,of Courtenay.
licentiate of thc Royal Academy of
Music, Vhdon, Eng., will tako pupils
for singing and the violin, starting
from May 1st. 1920. Phone 48Y, Courtenay, B.C.
Mrs. T. Wilson and daughter left on
Monday for Victoria. Mrs. Wilson returned home on Thursday.
Mr. Thomas Graham, general superintendent of the Canadian Collieries,
left on Tuesdty for Nanaimo and returned on Saturday.
Mlas Draper liar, resigned her position as bookkeeper of Simon Leiser *
Co., and left for Calgary on Monday
Miss Draper will be missed hy many
friends she lias made while in this
Mr. K. Ferguson of the Imperial Life
Insurance Company, arrived in town
during the week.
Mr. G. Hicks, of the Hicks, l.ovkk
Piano Company, was In town during
the week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle left for
Vancouver on Monday moriilug.
Captain Yates of Nanaimo war, in
town this week.
Mr. W. A. Owen returned from Victoria on Wednesday,
Mr. Robert Hintlinnrsb of thc Nanaimo Herald, arrived in town on Wednesday.
From various signs thc forthcoming
grouse season will lie a fair one.
Thc first trout of the season was
caught by Mr. T. Michell at Comox
Lake on Sunday.
Mr. N. Hawkins of thc Canadian Collieries loft for Victoria on Monday's
Miss Mary Elliott, formerly of Cumberland, Is in town on a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Willard relumed from Victoria on Thursday.
•Mrs. J. Carthew is in town on a
visit to her mother:
Born To Mr. and Mrs. II. Brown, ot
Bevan. B.C.. on Sunday, April IS, 1920,
a daughter.
Miss Grade Horwood. who has been
for the pnr.t week routined to her home
with an attack of la grippe, is now
reoovered, and has resumed her duties
The annual bazaar will he held ln
the Church Hall on Wednesday. April
38th, from 2..in to A p.m. Useful articles of every description for sale.
Aftornoon tea and fruit salad, ice
■■ream, home-made randy. Come and
have a fhcnp meal nnd cut down the
high ro;t of living, r.iidal dance in
thc evening.
Mrs. Owing nf Ladysmith paid Cumberland a visit on Thursdty nnd returned on Friday.
Rev. w. Levorsedge will bo in Cumberland on May 17. tn tako charge of
Holy Trinity parish for six months,
wlille Rev, and Mrs. Comley nre away.
Mr. and Mrs. Comley will leave tor
the East about tlie 22nd nf May.
For thc past two weeks the staff of
The iBlander has had many difficulties
to contend with, not the least among
which was the failure of thc electric
melting pot of the linotype to melt tbe
lead. Mr. Shortt of the Cumberland
Electric Lighting Company, war. called
In to diagnose the ease. After many
difficulties he located (he trouble,
wliieh was very nliseure. Temporary
1 repairs were effected which enabled
!us to get out the paper for tlie last
two issues. New parts were wired for
iand Installed with the result that tho
j machine Is now operating even bettor
that when lirst Installed. Page Two
April 84, ld20
Music and Photoplays
Tom Moore's new Goldwyn Picture,
"Heartease," from the powerful play
by the late Charles Klein, enlists a
high order of talent In Its production.
Directed by Harry Beaumont, who is
largely responsible for all the likable
Btar's GoldwynsuccesBes, tt has the
added beauty of settings executed in
Hugo Ballin's finest manner and a cast
of uncommonly finished supporting
A new leading woman appears with
Tom Moore, making her first appearance In Ooldwyn Pictures as well.
She Is Helene Chadwick. well known
lo photoplay enthusiasts everywhere
for her youth, beauty and sympathetic
appeal, which find full expression as
the rnmnntir heroine of "Heartease."
Rosemary Tlieby, equally a favorite
with audiences by reason of her Intensely drnmatic gifts, appears as Lady
Neville, a vivid figure in a conservative setting. She dominates a number
of powerful moments and promises
to renew her hold upon discriminating
admirers of the best in screen acting.
Mary Warren already an established
Goldwyn favorite by reason of her
work with Tom Moore In "One of the
Finest," and "The City of Comrades,"
reappears lo play his sister, Alice
Temple, in the new play.
A departure is made by Alec B.
Francis In assuming the role of Lord
Neville In that the part is not a sympathetic one. But It demnstrates the
versatility of this accomplished player,
who Is now a permanent member of
the Goldwyn repertory company. Sydney  Alnsworth,  on   the  other   hand,
pecially available for screen publication. The story, tentatively titled
"Bucko McAllister," was constructed
hy Mrs. London in collaboration with
Hobart Bosworth.
Mr. Bosworth is going to film It for
his next J. Parker Read Jr., production.
The story is a vivid and colorful tale
of the South Sea Islands, and Mr. Reail
will spare no expense In making thi:
production noteworthy. The entire
company will shortly embark for the
Santa Cruz Islands, where they wlll
take many scenes. Two large oceangoing schooners will be part of tin
properties, and entire villages will
have to be erected.
The company originally intended to
go to the Samoan Islands, but climate
in the equitorlal vicinity hns a tendency to cause the "frilling of film,"
and as no cooling device could be taken
along, Mr. Read chose the Santa Cruz
Islands as the most suitable location
In the meantime Mr. Bosworth is earning his salary by attending to certain
details of continuity and is nuturlng a
most becoming beard iu preparation
for the picture.
*   .   .
There ls a technlc of getting ahead
In life, jusht as there Is a technlc In
all other things. It is a matter of gaining more and more strength of all
kinds with which to proceed. The
athlete can measure his strength with
apparatus indicating in grams or
pounds, his muscular advance. Every
time the indicator advances one point,
he is just that much ahead In physical
power.    More than this, the strength
never so fully in his element as when j acquired gives the means whereby one
scintillating as a polished villain, may advance to the acquisition of
revels In his present role—that of an   ""ore strength
unscruppulous peer. William Burress,
long distinguished as a star in musical
comedy, plays the laughable role of
a parvenu  "bounder."
Some of the most notable plays produced in New York and eventually In
other cities, have been born of the
much-derided, "special matinee" or
"special performance" system. "Beyond the Horizon" is one. Last year
it was Mollere's "An Imaginery Invalid" and the Hampton version of
"Hamlet." Grace Griswold, who is
distinguished for the Intelligence of her
work in promoting that which is good
in the theatre, plans a series of productions, the first'of which will con
sist of three short plays, one from her
own pen, the other another American
comedy, and the third the Italian classic, "Rights of Soul," by Gulsseppe
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"De Luxe Annie," Norma Talmadge's
latest Select Picture, which will be
shown here soon, ls vastly different
from the average crook play, and, by
the same token, Infinitely superior. It
is the story of a finely bred woman
whose husband Is interested in criminal psychology and who Is herself
transformed into a criminal by an
accident. The crime she practices is
the "de luxe game," an adaptation of i
the old badger game in which the
woman poses as ,a seller of de-luxe
editions and inveigles some Individual
with a weakness for pretty girls,
whereupon ber male confederate
breaks Into the scene and blackmails
the victim whom he has found In an
embarrassing position with his "wife."
Norma Talmadge is especially suited
for the title role in thlB screen drama
since It calls for not only beauty, style
nnd a high order of artistry in the star,
but also fr an Innate Intelligence and
an Intellectual background vouchsafed by the gods to but few of us.
Miss Talmadge's performance, hokever
—and her myriad admirers need hardly
he told this—brings out every shade of
emotional feeling In her portrayal of
thla crook part, lifting it far out of
the commonplace by the force of her
personality as well as by the odd
psychological twist of the story.
"De Luxe Annie" appeared originally ns a two-part story In The Satur-
ilnl Evening Post; later It was made
into a play by Edward Clark and
achieved considerable success in New
York. After considerable competition
for the photoplay rights to this metropolitan stage "hit," Select Pictures
Corporation- secured It for Norma Talmadge's Select Star Series.
The play Itself ls keyed with suspense and moves swiftly from one
transition to another. It Is an absorbing story with a deep human Interest
and a tremendous surprise at the close.
As the fifth of Norma Talmadge's
Select Star productions, It lives up
to tho high standards she has raised
for herself and marks another red-
letter day for Select Pictures.
*    a    a
Charmlan K. London's literary work
has won Jack London's widow no little
fame, but heretofore the mistress of
Glen Ellen hits declined to write for
the screen. It took the Influence of
London's closest "Pal" (excepting
Mrs. London, of course) to Induce the
talented author to create a story cb-
In music practice the guage ls the
triumph over difficulties. Don't be
afraid of difficulties. George Elliot
gives this encouraging advice: "The
reward for overcoming one difficulty
is the strength to meet another." Anyone who has made a serious effort to
study the forty-eight Fugues of Bacli
knows that the chief difficulty lies In
mastering the first few fugues. Do
these and do them well, and the whole
system seems to open out before you
like a book. Overcoming difficulties
thoroughly one at a time is the technlc
of getting ahead.
.   .   .
Music as a means cf achieving vitality and health Is a sealed book to many
musicians. It has always been the idea
that ne must have good health to be
able to study music to any advantage.
Actually the truth is, rightly used and
directed, music ls one of t he most
potent means we have to reconstruct
many types of people. The nervous
and depressed are the ones that most
need music. To a teacher with a doctor
or nurse instinct (and many have it),
music can be used In a way to reach
some cases, and they respnd to it as
to nothing else. As everyone knows,
nervous people are extremely sensitive to sound. A sudden Jarring noise
will completely upset them for a time
and If the wrong kind of sound creates
a wrong effect, It follows, logically,
that an agreeable sound does just the
opposite—creates an extremely comfortable and soothing effect. For that
reason music of the right kind should
be a part of the daily routine of every
nervous person, either as listener or I
pupil.—Pierre Key.
.   .   * .1
The New York Times recently reported a remarkable case ln that city
ln which a patient was awakened
through the agency of muaic when all
other methods had failed. Mrs. Mintz,
the wife of a carpenter and the mother
of three children, entered the Willard
Parker hospital after an apparently
complete recovery from Influenza, and
she had slept four weeks before her
case was diagnosed ns sleeping sickness. For several weeks doctors held
out small hopes for her recovery. Just
when hope seemed most remote, the
patient's husband remembered how
fond his wife was of music, ami how
she enjoyed classical concerts. Mr.
Mintz, reasoning that music might
arouse his wife, Induced a young violin student named Hoffman to play at j
his wife's bedside. While Hoffman
softly drew his bow Mrs. Mintz awakened. She recognized Schubert's
"Serenade" end a Russian song, and
nodded her head. The doctors at tlie
time feared the music made no lasting
impression upon her, but the experiment was repeated with apparent good
effect. Dr. E. G. Giddlngs, superintendent of the hospital, explained tlie
theory that musical sound waves of
vorylng length stimulated certain
nerve centres that were lying Inactive.
March 31, 1920, for the construction
of a timber and concrete dam, adjacent to the present dam No. 1 of
the Cumberland and Union Waterworks Company. The lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted.
For plans and specifications apply to
Cumberland and Union Waterworks
Company, Cumberland.
THE RED MASK OF EVIL hides tht leering face of-Whom?
Lurking in the shadows-spying at all timet—clutching at the destiny
of this brave man and hit spirited love-mate, this figure of mystery is
ever alert on its mission of terror!
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Page Three
Free Speech Is
Killing Bolshevism
Bolshevism is slowly but surely dying In England. Free speech ls killing
it. The Old Country labor man is
learning the unsoundness ot the doctrine, not from those who seek to discredit the movement, but from the radicals themselves. Labor ia becoming
diBgusted with the RedB, and is showing that disgust by repudiating tlie
So states Tom Moore, president ot
the Trades and Labor Congress, Canada's labor representative on the international Labor CongresB held In
England under the auspices of the
League ot Nations during the past two
ninths, who has returned to Ottawa.
Mr. Moore has not yet prepared any
report. The statements he made were
merely In the nature ot a conversation, and ns he said, he has not yet
had time to collect his thoughts and
discuss the events with the coherency
he would like to. He just gave the outstanding Impressions obtained while
in Europe attending the meetings.
The nations signatory to the League
of Nations should vote sufficient money
to maintain the League and Its tributary bodies, and especially support the
International labor conference activities, was the statement made by Mr.
Moore. He maintains that the health,
general happiness and peace of the
world depends as much upon the success ot the League of Nations and the
work of the International Labor Conference as It does on national preparedness for war. He believes that
the nations should vote an equal
amount annually to the League of
Nations as they do for national armament.
Distribution of
Enemy Warships
Particulars of the distribution of
enemy warships among the Allies have
Just been published. France's share,
which Is ten per cent of the total tonnage of all the captured enemy ships,
with the exception of submarines, represents 90,000 tons, half of which Is
in German ships and the remainder ln
Austrian vessels.
Five cruisers an dten destroyers are
allotted to France, and the same number of cruisers and destroyers to Italy.
Each of these two powers will also
receive a light cruiser and three destroyers which may be used for a year
for experimental purposes, but must
be destroyed when that time has
elapsed. France will receive the cruiser Emden. Forty submarines now
in French ports were also allotted to
France, and of these, ten may be put
tn service. France ls the only power
to which the privilege of using cap
tured submarines has been granted.'
Paul Bignon, Under Secretary of
State for the Mercantile Marine, emphasizes the cordial relations between
Great Britain and France in a statement printed in several newspapers
with reference to the negotiations ln
London concerning the final distribution of the German tonnage.
M. Bignon declares that Great Britain, iu abandoning her claim to the
$200,000 tons of shipping which the
French government urgently requested
tor France, "showed great consideration," and that France "should be
grateful to England in view of the
i'act that Groat Britain's Interests were
severely affected by the various arrangements which reduced the total
amount of tonnage available for distribution."
The C. O. P.
"When the felon's not engaged lu his
Or hatching some felonious little plans
His capacity for innocent enjoyment
Is just us great as any other man's."
"C.O.P.,"—Chief of Police, If you
possess a soul ot courtesy, otherwise
Just plain "Cop." Did ou ever pause
and consider the trials and tribulations of a small town "Cop?" You
have not!   Lean this way and listen.
We will call him Smith, so as not
to offend more than a few hundred
thousand of our fellow-subjects Our
hero, as most nvelists style him, is
tirst seized with the Idea that to be a
policeman ls to lead a life ot ease,
dignity and authority, and also large
emoluments. Yes, indeed, that's so.
He accordingly ceases not his strenuous efforts until he finds himself possessed of a position which enables him
to call himself a "chief of police,"
"peace officer," "constable," or "cop."
He Is also presented with and authorized t wear the various badges aud
instruments pertaining to his ofllce.
Thus equipped, in a new uniform and
a spirit of pride, he makes his flrBt
triumphant appearance before the
public. He ls weighted down with tbe
implements of his calling, secreted on
various parts of his person, for the
most part amld-shlps and aft, and also
with the tremendous respnsibillty he
assumed when he took oath to uphold
at all times and seasons the peace and
dignity of His Majesty the King. Yes,
yes. Don't hurry me, our hero soon
enough realizes that His Majesty the
King is several thousand miles away
and those who are attempting to commit acts against the said peace and
dignity are very close.
Being a conscientious young man,
our hero, (I like that word, though I'm
not quite sure what It means) proceeds
in his spare moments to study the
Criminal Statutes, as supplied to him
ln one large and out-of-date volume,
and is soon firmly convinced that a
knowledge of criminal law can easily
he obtained by any one possessed ot
average Intelligence. Why not? of
course.   So with a "strict determiua-
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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.
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The House ot Quality.
Our motto:  To please.
Oysters, Steaks and Chops
Also Oysters, Oyster Loaves and
French Fried Potatoes to take
Boxes for Ladies.
Open Day and Sight.
tion to protect the population," he proceeds to hunt for law-breakers. Does
he find them, I ask you? He does.
Oh, yes, he soon begins to realize that
one half of the town is firmly convinced that the other half should be in
gaol, and the whole are just as firmly
of the opinion that he ought to be
there himself for not arresting them.
I'm getting a little mixed, but you get
me?   Yes!
Habit? He has it—gambling. What
could be simpler, easier to prove, or
more against tlie peace and dignity of
His Majesty tlie King in London, England.   So he proceeds to make a case.
Making a further study of the aforesaid volume of law, tic draws out a
warrant of information and also a
warrant In the lirst Instance and
promptly places under arrest his
chosen victim.
Now, he Is, in very truth, a Chief
ot Police. Has he not the felon behind
the bars? Is not the clang of the
closing cell door still ringing iu his
ears, filling him, If possible, with a
further senso of dignity and authority?
It is.
Comos then the day of trial and our
hero (he still is), finds himself for
the first .time opening court. He has
not learned In his book of law how
this should be done, but—oh, well,
court is opened anyway. The Informa-
atlou is read to the accused by ont of
the two J.'sP., who are sitting on the
case, and who are probably both making a mental calculation of the difference between the dollar allowed them
for costB and the amount of trade they
may possibly lose from the prisoner
and his friends should a conviction be
sustained. A plea pf "not guilty" Ib
entered by defendant's council, who
has first carefully perused both warrants. Our cop (I'm tired of hero),
addresses the court and proceeds to
call his first witness, which Is tho
accused, only to discover that he cannot make him go Into the witness box
and testify against himself. Nevor
mind, he has other witnesses and he
calls them. He is somewhat surprised
that his "learned friend" for the defence does not croasexamlne them.
Not much of a lawyer, what? Oh, well,
what's the use, he probably knows his
client has lost—he couldn't have realized that the prosecution had so many
witnesses.   No, Indeed!
At last the prosecution "reBts," and
it is now the accused's turn and his
council rises gracefully and languidly
and Informs the court that both warrants are in fault; that the prosecution
while stating that the alleged crime
was committed on a certain date and
on certain premises had omitted to
mention that the accused was the
actual proprietor, or, Indeed, where
the said premises were situated; also
that while he had proved a "rake-off,"
he had not proved that said "rake-off"
went directly to the alleged proprietor,
neither had he proved a gaming house
within the meaning of tho act, and,
anyway, playing cards for money was
not gambling as laid down by the
statutes ln such case made and provided therefor. There being no caso
before the court he must really ask
for a dismissal, failing which he would
most certainly appeal to a higher
court. A few whispered words between
the trial magistrates, and the verdict:
Thus 1b the first lesson learned by
our—oh, call him what you will, cop,
bull, anything, for that's how he feels,
and his next publlc appearance, how
different from his first! His cap feels
too large and the unlfrm he thought
so neat he feels must surely have been
made by a Chinese blacksmith.
Each succeeding year adds a little
to his knowledge of police court law
and takes a little from his confidence
and self-respect. He 1b the "buffer
state" between the law-abiding citizen
and the law-breaker. That's put
rather nicely, Isn't It? But what I
really mean to say Is—he's the goat.
If he is a stayer and stubborn, he will,
in the course of years, lind himself
still a policeman, doing his strenuous
duty with all the tact and ability al
Ills disposal, guarding well secrets that
would disrupt whole families, arresting
onl when moderately sure of conviction, tempering, as far ns possible,
mercy with Justice, and justice with
common sense. And finally, my
brethren, to be a thoroughly successful
small town cop, one needs the tact of
Lloyd George and the stubbornness of
Sir Douglas Haig.
But was there ever a really successful small town cop? Alas! I have
never met him.
It has been written that "the law Is
just but peculiar; it has also been
written that "the law ls an ass." The
last half of the first and last of the
second quotation would read: "The
law is peculiar and an ass," and I
think—well, what do you think?
"Our    feelings    we    with    difficulty
When constabulatory duties to be done,
Taking one consideration with another
A policeman's life Is not a happy one."
Do not forget
to file your
Income Tai: Return
on or before the 30th of April. 1920.
Dominion ol Canada
*w»     *W
Department ol Hnance
A LL   persons residing in Canada, employed in Canada, or carrying on
business in Canada,  are liable  to a tax
on income, as follows: -
I. Every unmarried person, or widow, or
widower, without dependants as defined by the
Act, who during the calendar year 1919 received or
earned $1,000 or more.
I. All other individuals who during the
calendar year 1919 received or earned $2,001) or
3. Every corporation and joint stock company
whose profits exceeded $2,000 during the fiscal
year ended in 1919.
Forms t0 he usetl in fllin^
returns on or before
the 30th of April, 1920.
farmers and ranchers must use
Form T 1.
must use Form T IA.
stock companies must use Form
Ertry person requite-- lo maht, * r-ntura, who
falli to do m within ihe time limit, thall bu
■object to ■ penalty ol Twtnty-fl** pet centum
of tho •mount of tho Ui payable.
Any peraon, whether t amble, ot oihenrlee.
who fall* to make a return or prorldt Information duly required according to the provlalon ol
tho Act. ahall bo liable on eummary conviction
to « penalty of tin for each day during
which the default continue*. AIM any pereon
making a falee ttatemeot In any return or lo
toy Information required by tho Minister, ahall
bo liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty
not eiceedlng $10,090, or to sis months' Imprisonment or to both One and Imprisonment.
General Instructions.
Obtain Forms Irom the Inspectors or
Assistant Inspectors of Taxation or from
Read carefully all Instructions on
Form before filling it in.
Prepay, postage on letters and documents forwarded by mail to Inspectors of
Make your returns promptly and avoid
Commissioner of Taxation.
Regulations Re Loan* to Vocational
He-Training Graduates Starting In
Business—Authority i Order-ln-l'oun-
cll Pan. (A) P. C. 2829.
(1)   Applications (or loans not exceeding 1600.00 tree ot Interest, (or five
years, (or the purchase o( tools and
equipment will be dealt with under the
following provisions:
(a) Loans will only be made to those
men who have satlatactorlly completed
a re-trainlng course with the Department o( Soldiers' Civil Re-establlBh-
ment, and wleh to start In business In
line with the training they have received, and who are unable to do so
without such assistance.
(b) Loans may only be made (or the
actual purchase by the Department ot
Tools and Equipment necessary tn
establish such men In business for
themselves, or In partnership with
some other person.
(c) Applications (or loan must lie
made within (our months (rom Jimti-
ry 1st, 1920, or two months (rom date
of completion o( re-tralning course,
whichever Is tho later.
(d) All applications for loans wlll
be (orwarded to the Director of Vocational Training, marked (or tho attention o( "Loans Officer."
(e) Men who have already received
loans (rom the Soldier Settlement
will not be eligible tor loan under P.C.
(() Under no circumstances wlll
cash loans be made.
Under Sub-Section "B".
"Those with a disability due to or
aggravated by War Service and whose
pre-war training or education has been
Interrupted by War Service and who
are in need o( assistance (or the purpose o( continuing such training or
education thus interrupted," may get
turther information upon application
to the l<oann Branch, Dept, S.C.R.,
Central Building, Victoria, B.C.
1       Capitalizes the Dark Hours 1
Walk down the street (luring the late afternoon or fs
evening hours.   What stores attract your attention— H
the attention of other pedestrians? §
Naturally, the bright and illuminated store fronts. Wm
You scarcely know thc dark stores are on thc street— §§
your eye travels past them to stop where Hit* lighi nn- g
consciously holds your gaze. S
Your store can be made attractive at night—malting §ff
business for the next day. p=
We'll be glad to talk il over with you. si
at prices (rom 1560 to $1200. T. E.
Bate, Phone 31.
In the County Court o( Nannlmo holden at Cumberland, In the will of
Daniel P. McDonald, deceased.
TAKE   NOTICE   that  pursuant  to
order of His   Honor   Judge   Barker,
made on ule 10th day of March, 1920,
probate of the last wlll o( thc above-
named decedent was granted to Alex-
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ifp       All persons using water from this company's mains musl repair =**=
55    or oauso to lie repaired any pipoa, taps, or lutings that are, or 'Zez
§sr!    ma he, ihe cause of water ruunlug lo waste.   Ail such repairs HI
*£=£     must he made before May   lal, nn  ami  alter  which  date any |||
ESS     iti'efuiHeri upon wliieh water Ik found running to waste will be =l|
discontinued WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE und tlie costs In- 3
vnlvcil will be charged t" the consumer,   This action Is rendered B
|    necessary by tho fact that many persons neglect to rave leaks Eg
repaired ao long as such leaks do not causa litem any personal =*****:
:     Inconvenience,  forgetting that   their  carelessness  may  In   Ihe HS
|    cent of a drought he the cause of holh themselves aud their **===
:    neighbors having their supply o( water curtailed.   Use all tlie £""1
1    water you NEED, but do not WASTE II. ==
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Phone 75 Co., Ltd. P. O. 314
under McKinnon. Esq., of liunsniuir
Avenue. City of Cumberland, B.C., one
of tlie executors III said will named.
And further take notice that all
claims, demands and debts against the
estate or" the late Daniel P, McDonald
deceased; must he filed or presented,
duly verified, to Ihe said Alexander
McMmum anil all debts due the said
decedent   must   he   paid   to   (lie   said
Alexander McKinnon. on or before the
12th day of May, A.I). 1920.
Dated tills 7th day of April, 1920.
P. P.
Cumberland, n.i~.
Solicitor tor
tlie within named exc- Page Four
April 24, 1920
Total Estimates
Largest Ever
Victoria. April 23.—Bills to provide
for aggregate borrowings of $19,000.-
000 were approved of covering $S.O00.-
000 (or P.G.E. purposes; $3,000,000 for
the University of Britisli Columbia:
$2,000,000 for land settlement, etc.; and
$6,000,000 for roads, etc.; this last item
to he met from out of the increase 1
motor fees. This total o[ borrowings
Is the largest for any single year i'l
the history ot the province. In (ac:,
the present session Is distinguished by
its record breaking proclivities. There
nre proposed the largest outlays oa
current expenditure, $17,410,000; the
largest estimated revenue through the
Inoreased taxation, the largest overhead cost of government and one ol'
the largest anticipated deficits.
Germans Want
Air Supremacy
Tho Oermans are working feverishly to construct Riant commercial and
passenger airships and airplanes, no-
cording to a report from Hom.ins.ibVn.
The first trials were successfully held
of two monster machines above Lake
The airship Nord8tern, greatly surpassing ihe Zepppelin Bodensee In size,
capacity ami power, (lew for half an
hour around the lake with a crew of
seven men. At the same time, a new
giant hydroplane, whose motors totalled 1,000 horsepower, made aerial
trips with 20 passengers. Both machines wero recently completed al Fried-
rlchshafen. where (he airship factory
is said to have doubled in size since
tlie armistice, and other monsters have
already been begun. The Germans are
concealing the results of the trials and
no reports of them are publihsed In
tlie   press.
Fight High Cost
Wear Overalls
The Tampa idea of wearing overalls
as a means of fighting the high cost
of clothing, which originated in the
city bearing that name, has spread to
many cities throughout the Southern
stntes where business and professional
men as well as other workers are
going about iu blue denim. It was reported at -Birmingham, Ala., that when
tire demand for overalls began, some
retailers had raised the prices from
two dollars to si.\ dollars a pair.
Mass meetings and public demonstrations are being held in connection
with the movement in many places
throughout the South. It was reported that 4,000 members of the
"Overall" Club in Birmingham alone
all pledged to wear blue denim until
the price of clothing comes down.
Birmingham newspaper publishers
have flatly refused the request of a
committee of retail clothiers that news
of tbe "overall" movement throughout
the South he suppressed on the ground
that it was damaging the retail clothing business,
The publishers informed the clothiers' committee that their papers would
continue to report the verall movement
which they considered ligitlmate news.
Crystal Palace For
War Museum
The Imperial War .Museum, which
the King will open on June !i In London, England, will occupy the Crystal
Palace for four years, pending the provision of a permanent home. Exhibits
will total upwards of 100,000, nnd the
first consignments ure now being
moved in. The whole collection will
Illustrate every phase of tiie nation's
war life, al home and In the lighting
For three years after the War Cabinet had appproved the formation of
the museum, a committee had been
collecting material is in striking contrast to the casualness of previous
generations which left in London's
keeping only a pair of kettle drums
aa the sole souvenirs of Marlborough's
campaigns, and five field guns and 200
cuirasses as the mementoes of Welling
ton's battles.
At the Palace there will he everything from a tank to a flag day trifle,
(rom an 18-Inch naval gun to a toy
with three-room dwelling, barn,
garage and other buildings; one and
a half miles from Cumberland.
Price reasonable. Apply A. R Wesley, Cumberland, B.C.
Easy terms. For particulars see T.
E. Bute. Phone 31.
For the Windows
Curtain Goods in Net, Scrims, Madras and Muslins, priced from  25c to $1.60 per pair
Brass and Wood Rod-i in all lengths and sizes.
floor Coverings
A fine assortment of Linoleums, Tapestry Squares,
3x3'2 and 3x4, prices from... $28.00 to $70.00
Bungalow Squares, 3x3 and 3x3 K. yds., assorted
colors, very suitable for bedrooms, $17.50 and
Our lines of Furniture, Ranges, Beds, Bedding
and House Furnishings, are well assorted and we
invite your inspection.
A. McKinnon
Cumberland, B.C.
Prepare Your System
To Resist the Flu
Wine of Cod Liver Oil Will Do It   ■
Spring Fashions Display
New Arrivals Shown This Week
In Crepe de Chene and Georgette Crepe Blouses, Camisoles, Ruching,
Frilling; also he newest Embroidery. Tab Frilling. Newest Creations in
Millinery ut popular prices.
C/C A la Grace Corsets
These Corsets are comfortable, graceful and well
made   Only reliable materials are used and the steels
won't rust.
Many lines below today's market prices in Prints,
Galateas, Novelty Voiles, White and Colored Voiles,
Middy Cloths, Piques, India Head, Holland and Crash
Suiting Cloths.
Newest Spring Patterns in Cretonnes and Window Draperies
in open work bordered Voiles, Hemstitched Marquisette, Colored-bordered
Marquisette; also Bungalow Nets priced at 50c. to $1.25 per yard.
Newest Patterned Cretonnes and Art Sateens in floral and shadow effects,
in all the most desirable colorings from 50c. to $1.75 per yard.
Phone 23.
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 £i!!fcf Pure
CaSCade Beer   The Beer Without a Peer.
Shoe Repairer, Dunsmuir Avenue I
I wish to inform the publlc that 11
am now in a position to* repair by J
Look like new, but wear longer.
A trial will convince.
Rubber Heels Willie You Walt
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Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and All
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Enjoyment ceases to be complete when you feel it
is extravagant.
The certainty that a car conserves your money—that
its every feature renders you the utmost service, is the
most gratifying feeling about it.
That is why more people buy Chevrolets in preference to heavier types that are a burden on the pocket-
The experience of veteran moorists has proven that
the Chevrolet affords you all the feelings essential to
complete enjoyment.
Pride in its appearance and absolute confidence in its
dependability alone guarantee your peace of mind.
Yet in addition the Chevrolet offers every riding and
driving comfort and equipment convenience.
These things are to be enjoyed equally in a Chevrolet
as in other cars. But in the Chevrolet alone can you
enjoy them at such low cost.
That is the peculiar attraction of the Chevrolet—all
essential features other cars afford, but at lower cost.
Do not entertain any doubts on this score. Give us
an opportunity to show you how and why this is true.
Weeks Motors Limited
<J Aprii 24,1920
Even With Three Sittings a Day the Time Was Too Limited to
Permit of Proper Attention to Measures Materially Affecting
the Welfare of ther People—Of 123 Bills Tabled Half of Them
Were Introduced Within the Last Three Weeks.
Special Correspondence.
Victoria, April 23.—In what degenerated into a veritable
scramble at the finish, the fourth session of the fourteenth Parliament of British Columbia came to a conclusion this afternoon.
After two and one-half months, practically one-half of which was
wasted time owing to the ill-prepared nature of the government's
legislative programme, the House completed its business. It was
apparent that members of the government and their supporters
welcomed the end. To the apparent lack of leadership in the
House, the ill-disguised dissatisfaction of Liberal members at the
delay in the legislative work, indicated clearly that within thc
party ranks things were not running as smoothly as might be.
The, outspoken criticism of government measures and policies voiced by
Liberals reached the climax this week when that so-oftcn vaunted policy,
one upon which the late Hon. Mr. Brewster pinned his faith, thc taking of
the civil service out of party politics by placing It under an ollicial responsible
only to the legislature, was wiped out of existence. By an amendment to the
Civil Service Act, the civil service commissioner was made subject to the
Ueutenant-Qovernor-ln-Council. In other words, the office once again became
a purely party one and the safeguard designed by the late premier to eliminate
the evils of patronage and keep the service free from party influences went
Into he discard.
Complaint that the present commissioner was not a big enough man for
the job had been voiced by Whiteside,
New Westminster, who moved to place
the official under the cabinet. The
change was strongly opposed by the
Conservatives who, while ready to admit the present commissioner was not
competent, urged that the proper
course for the government to take was
to lay the facts before the legislature
and allow it to deal with the commissioner. The action of the government
was, Mr. Bowser declared, a complete
fulfillment ot his prophecy that it was
the desire of the government to get
rid of the embarrassing civil service
regulations which restricted the patronage proclivities of the ministers.
But, perhaps, after all, he suggested,
as the government had never lived up
to Its professions ln the matter of a
civil service free from politics, tho
fact that now, after tour years in office,
it was proposed to throw into the discard the chief policy of the late Liberal
leader, was a frank admission that
from now on part affiliations would be
the guiding principle of appointments.
It was noted that when the vote on
the Whiteside amendment took place
the premier was not in his scat, having
left the chamber just before the division took place. It Is no secret that
he was opposed to the the move. In
fact, the matter was the subject of
heated discussion in the Liberal cau-
cus, but the advocate of a party-free
service lost out.
As was predicted, the members in
tlle final week were simply deluged
under a frist of bills which poured
into the House In a semmlngly unending stream
without adequate consideration, and
even with three sittings a day the time
was too limited to permit of proper
attention to measures materially affecting the welfare of the public. Of the
123 bills tabled ciulte one-half were Introduced within the last three weeks.
Undoubtedly the Prohibition Bill,
providing for tightening up the present Act, and the bill to provide for the
taking of the plebiscite In August next,
created chief interest among members.
The government refused to permit any
more than two clear-cut questions to
be put to the people, namely, the present act as amended at this session
versus government control and sale.
A resolution Introduced ou the last
day calling upon the government, in
the event of tbe plebiscite favoring
prohibition, to ask the Dominion government "at the earliest possible moment" to submit a plebiscite upon the
question of importation was approved.
It meant nothing, Mr. Bowser held,
except that It was a species of promise
to the prohibitionists that If they were
good and supported the government at
the next elections, tho government
might ask for the second vole. Mr,
Bowser pointed to the fact that if, at
the August plebiscite, the electors decided in favor of government control,
the question of a subsequent vote on
Importation would not arise, for Ihe
simple reason that only those provinces declaring for prohibition could
take advantage of the federal legislation providing for a vote on Importation. On the other hand, if the electors decided for the present act, that
fact would show them favoring Im-
The result was that I portation, for the act allowed people
this  legislation  was rushed  through I to have liquor in their homes.
Will Receive But
Small Benefit
Victoria, April 23.—It is evident that
municipalities will receive little or no
benefit from the legislation passed
allowing them to Increase the amusement tax by another ten per cent and
collect the unpopular poll tax. The
bill to carry Into effect the government's policy ln this respect came
down early ln the week, when Hon.
John Hart, in his budget speech, announced what the government was
going to do to "assist" the municipalities, he announced the increase in the
amusement tax would be obligatory.
But the bill provided that the municipalities "may" enforce the tax. It ls
the same with the poll tax. In the
face of the pressure which will be
brought to bear upon municipal
councils It Is a safe bet that these
additional sources o* revenue will
either never be made operative or else,
on>y to such a, limited extent as wlll
mean practically nothing of flnancial
value to the municipalities. In the
meantime, the government will retain
Its ten per cent tax on amusements
.and will get rid of the trouble and unpopularity of enforcing the poll tax*.
Franchise Provision
Is Withdrawn
Vicforla, April 23.—The opposition
scored signally when the government
consented to wlthdarw the unpopular
provision tn the Elections Act giving
the franchise to the Japanese veterans. Also there was eliminated the
section permitting the count of absentee ballots, even even If,the original
applications of the voters were not
available to perimt of a comparison of
signatures of thc voters on the envel
opes containing the absentee ballots
with those on the original application*)
for registration. This innocent little
section tucked In at the end of the
section designed to throw all possible
safeguards around the counting of the
ballots, brought strong protest from
the opposition, aud the government
bowed to the necessity of wiping out
what was the real "joker" in the bill
and, If left, would have given wide-
open opportunities for Irregularities.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to thc
undersigned and endorsed "Quotation
for Coal, Dominion Buildings, British
Columbia," will be received until 12
■o'clock noun, "iltindnv, Miiy 17, 1920,
for the supply of coal for the publlc
buildings throughout the province of
British Columbln.
Combined specification nnd form of
tender can be obtained from the Purchasing Agent, Department of Public
Works, Ottawa, and from the Caretakers of the different Dominion Buildings.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on the forms supplied by tho
Department and in accordance with
the conditions set forth therein.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank payable to the order of tlie Minister of Public Works, equal to 10 p.c.
of the amount of the tender. War
Loan Bonds of the Dominion will also
be accepted as security, or war bonds
and cheques If required to make up
an odd amount.
By order,
Department of Public Works, .
Ottawa, Out., April 12, 192(1.
Page Five
demands the right tools.   There are few pursuits that pay as
well ln renewed health, fresh air, and pleasure as Gardening.
Why don't you try raising Flowers or Vegetables for the
table this season?   Let us supply
P.O. Box 279.
Phone 31.
is becoming so valuable that it is fast approaching the point where it may be considered as a standard of value, and the discovery
of it will cause to
up instantly in thc mind of the prospector delightful visions of allluance. long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Fred's and Joe's Place
The House of Quality.
Phone 69.
Cumberland, B.C.
"Old Drury"
This Tea is specially blended to suit the waters of this
70c. per lb.
Mumford and Walton
Grocers, Cumberland.
Silver Spring Brewing Company
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 arc agents for THOS. WEEKS of
Nanaimo, and we carry the following reliable makes of
Chevrolet, Dodge, Chalmers,
Hudson Six, Cadillac.
We also specialize   in   REPUBLIC  TRUCKS   and
TRAILERS pf 1 to 5 tons.
What Is Your Candid Opinion
of the Reply of a Phone Call ?
Supposing you were telephoning a store and you got.
for the answer, "Hello!" would you proceed to give your
order or would you enquire, "Is that Srj-and-So?" At
the same time you would think how much better it
would have been had the peraon replied with the name
of the store.
Had he done so, you would doubtless have said to
yourself, "Now, that man is up to date; he knows how
to answer the telephone properly."
Yet how many people blurt out "Hello!" never realizing that it sounds brusque and thajt it also interferes
with efficient telephone service.
British Columbia Telephone Co.
We have thc
for handling work in connection with AUTOMOBILES
OF ALL MAKES, and we are now in a position to do
the best work in the city.   Included in our equipment is
which eliminate;* the old-fashioned ham mer and cold-
chisel method.
Full Set of Reamers for Handling Ford Bearings.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. II. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
J Ik
One Week Only
Five Roses Flour, 49 lbs $3.(i.r>
Royal Standard Flour, 49 lbs $3.65
Best Dried Green Peas, 15c lb., two lbs 25c
Little Brown Beans, 4 lbs 25c
Cream of Wheat, 3 packages for  85c
Royal Crown Soap, •'• packages for $1.00
Cooking Apples, 3 lbs. for  25c
Sunkist Navel Oranges, per doz 50c to* $1.10
Japanese Oranges, per box $1.00
Table Figs, 15c package, now  10c
Gold Medal Tomato Catsup, por bottle 25c
■     ' Page Six
Aprii 24,1920
Some very smart Crepe-de-Chene Waists, New Designs in Georgette Crepe Waists.
Some of the daintiest designs shown for spring and
summer have just been delivered.
Pure Silk Camisoles, with lace yoke and lace shoulder
straps.   Price $2.50.
White, alos pink, Camisoles, fine lace yoke and shoulder
straps.   Price $3.50.
White Silk Camisoles, figured lace yoke, very dainty.
Price $3.75.
Pink Satin Camisole, GeorgetteCrepe Yoke, and  tarps,
very exquisite.   Price $6.50.
A good selection of reliable colors which we will guarantee to wash well.   Price 35c, and 40c.
Venus Silk Hose for ladies in mostly all shades. $2.50.
per pair.
First shopment of Basket Chair for some years.  Prices
are very moderate.
Phone 134.
Notice of Intention to Lease Liurifc-*
In Nelson Land District, Recording
District of N'anaimo, and situate one
mile in a nyrtlierly direction from
Union Bay, on Baynes Sound.
Take notice that Arthur E. Water-
liouse of Port Alberni, B.C.; occupation
merchant, intends to uppiy'for permission to lease the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
southeast corner' ot- lpl, .eleven (11);
.hence in a northwesterly' direction,
'ollowing'the shore :three thousand
alght hundred and fifty feet more or
ess to the northeastcorner; thence
east Ave hundred (500) feet more or
.ess to the low water mark; thence In
i southeasterly direction paralleling
.he shore to a point east of the point
.it commencement; thence west to the
point of commencement, and containing forty (40) acres, more or less.
by his agent, P. C. Riley.
Dated, March 13th, 1920,
Kate-Payers' Meeting.
The City Council decided on Monday
night to call a rate-payers' meeting at
an early date when the needs and requirements of the city will be discussed and explained. Due notice will
be given the public.
home cheap? If so, see T. E. Bate.
Phone 31.
in good condition. Apply Mr. Joseph
Tait, Cumberland, B.C.
One of the strangest dining room
scenes ever reproduced in a film Is a
feature Incident of "Shadows of the
Past," the Vitagraph picture which is
shown at the Ilo-llo Theatre tonlgh.
The setting consists of virtually two
dining places combined as one, and
both visible to their fullest extent at
the same time. The view ls taken from
the upper balcony, with tbe camera
searching the scene downward. Anita
Stewart Is the star ot the subject. It
was directed by Ralph Ince, a master
of gorgeous settings.
A Beautiful Full Cabinet Phonograph,
records of your own choosing. That
Special Terms:-
$1.6.UU payable tplU.OO   Month
The Geo. A. Fletcher
Music Company
In the County Court of Nanaimo holden' at Cumberland:
In the will of the late William Roy,
Take notice that by order ot His
Honor Judge Barker, made the 14th
day of April, 1920, David Roy of Royston, B.C., was appointed executor of
the last will and testament of William
Roy, who died on or about the 24th
day of jfebruary, A.D. 1920, at Royston, B.C:
And further take notice that all
claims, bills and accounts against the
said William Roy, deceased, duly verl
fled by affidavit, must be presented to
tlie said David Roy for payment on or
before the 17th day of May, 1920, and
'.hat all debts and accounts due the
said decedent must be paid to the said
Oavid Roy on or before said 17th day
of May.   - - ..
Of Cumberland', B.C., solicitor tot thy
Wi'hin-numed executor.'
laundry for Cumberland Barber
Cash or terms. Apply to B. Pearse,
free subscriptions to the Texas Pact
tic Oil News to all persons sending
ln their name on or before the 1st of
June, 1920. Latest information from
all points direct from Texas. Keep
posted If you have Invested or contemplate investigating. York
Webster, publishers, 419 Winch
Building. Vancouver, B.C.
All owners of dogs are hereby notified that dog tax is as follows: Males.
$2.00; females, $3.00, if paid on or
before the 30th day of April, 1920
after that date the tax will be $3.00
t'or mules and $5.00 for females. Owners not paying the above tax within a
reasonable time will be summonsed.
Taxes are payable at the office of the
Chief of Police.
Chief of Police.
furniture will be held on May 3rd
Further particulars later. Mr. Joseph Tait. Penrith Avenue, Cumberland, B.C.
Royston Lumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)_..$5.00
Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland andlCourtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Paolo Monte j
Shoemaker [
Shoe Itepiiiring a Suecialty. |
Service, Quality
and Cleanliness
Palm Olive Soap 10c.
Blue Mottle Soap, per bar 35c.
Pacific Milk, 16o&. tin, 15c, 7 for $1.00
Baby Milk, 16oz. tin, 10c. 11 for $1.00
Pink Salmon, *^s. 20c. ls. 35c.
Pilchards Vis. 2 for 25c. ls. 25c.
Van Camp's Soups 2 for 35c.
Del Monte Tomato Sauce 2 for 25c.
California State Asparagus, lib tin 35c.
Blue Ribbon Peeled Peaches, per pakt 30c.
Pure Australian Honey, 21b tin 75c.
51b tin, $1.85.      .
Phone 38.
Simon Leiser & Co.
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 of Fresh Fish will be
on hand.
License No. 9-3902
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Caket a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.,      Cumberland.
License No. 6-1172
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
HONG CHONO & CO.. Bevan.
First Class Accommodation.     Heated
throughout by Electricity.
Cumberland, B. C.
License No. 10-1606
Practical Electrician.
Wiring etc
All Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phone 63.
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and  Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
633 Hastings St., W„ Corner ot
Granville.     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Phone 116
by selecting the shells that
hunters from coast to coast
have proved dependable
under all conditions.
Shotgun Shells
are a doub'c assurance ol
success for the man who
prefers ballistite powder.
V.V also carry a full line of
Gmuc'tand Sovereign Shot-
dun Shells and Dominion
Metallic Cartridge* — each
backed by the big'*D"trar •
WM.MERRIF1ELD,   Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave..      Cumberland, B.C.
Canada Pood Board License No. 10-4986
hatching alter March 25; bred from
splendid laying strain ot two-ear-old
hens and selected vigorous cockrels.
Setting $1.50, per 100 $9.00. B. Tow-
ler. Courtenay, B.C *


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