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With which Is consolidated the Cumberland News.
Nanaimo United have been declared champions of thc Inter-City
Summer League, but if a stranger had happened to be present at
the game between Cumberland and Nanaimo on the Y grounds on
Saturday last lie would have gone away with the idea that Cumberland could beat tho Nanaimo team every time they met them.
As the score of ;*! goals to 0 would indicate, there was only one
team in it. Nanaimo hail gone to considerable trouble to improve
their forward line for this game. They were able to secure the
services of Dicky Stiles, who is reckoned one of tho best all-round
players in British Columbia. Nanaimo won the toss and promptly
on time James set the ball going. Cumberland forwards, as usual
went oil' al a great pace, Bannerman making a splendid run on the
right, the ball being forced over the line, a goal kick resulting. The
whole of the*Cumberland forwards went down again, James spoil
ing a good opportunity by pushing Chester oil' the ball. From the
resulting free kick Stubbart obtained and passing to Wyllie, who
put in some clever touches, and with a great drive, beat Routledge
all the way.
Right from centre kick the Cumberland boys made another
great rush on the Nanaimo goal, Routledge having all his work
cut out to save a couple of hard drives by James. The Nanaimo
left now took up the running,-"but Hec Smith was perfectly safe
and soon had tlie home forwards on the move again. Wyllie and
Bannerman combined nicely, the latter getting in a lovely centre;
James headed into Rout ledge's hands. Jock Clark, in the home
goal, was having a very easy time of it, as he did not handle the
ball once for the first half-hour of tho game, and then had quite
an easy one to slop. Bannerman and Wyllie again made tracks for
Routledge, and after Bannerman had tricked the back he scored a
lovely goal. Midfleld play followed for the next ten minutes, Cumberland boys evidently thinking a 2-goal lead was, quite sufficient.
Half-ti.me arrived with the score 2-0 in favor of'the home team.
The second half was a repetition of the first, the home team
apparently being able to do almost anything they wanted. The
second period had only been in progress three and a half minutes
vvhen Harrison, after a good run, beat Routledge with a fast rising
shot. After that Nanaimo novel* had a look in, and had it not
been for tbe splendid play of Routledge in goal the score would
havo been considerably larger. There was no further scoring in
the second half, Cumberland running out easy winners by a score
of three goals to none.
The only forwards on the Nanaimo team to show anything like
form were Dickenson and Stiles. * McMillan, who has been playing
a great game all season at inside right, was the weakest man on
tiio field.. For the home team Bannerman, at outside right, played
a great game; in fact the whole forward line was a treat to watch.
Additions To Be
Made To
Local School
Plans Now Being Prepared By
Government and Tenders to
Be Invited Shortly.
The additional accommodation bo
urgently needed lu tlie Cumberland
sdiool will shortly be provided, accord lug to Inform.)lion received yesterday hy Mr. A. McKinnon, Keeretary
of the Board of School Trustees. Mr.
S. J. Willis, Superintendent of Eduetv
Hon. says thnt the Public Works Department iy now drawing plane for the
addition of an extra storey to the
present school and that tenders will
shortly he called for.
First B.C. Naval ,
League Camp To
Be Held In August
Picked   Boys   From   Brigades
To Visit Victoria August 9
to 21—Camp at Gorge
Nanoose Giants
Play Here Sunday
Tomorrow afternoon, starting at 3
o'clock, a Imseball game will be played
on the "Y" Grounds between the Cumberland team and the Nanoose Giants.
The proposed trip to Powell Ulver
last Sunday was cancelled owing to
several of the Powell River ball swatters being out of town. The local men
wore disappointed as all arrangements
had been made for a launch trip across
tiie channel.
Man Struck by Falling Branch
of Tree and Dies Shortly     ,
Whilst working in the woods for the
Gwilt Lumber Co., Joseph Lynch, a
young man from Ontario, was struck
down by tbe limb of a tree and so
badly injured that he died two hours
after being admitted to St. Joseph's
The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon. Pending the inquest,
the exact details of how tlie accident
happened vare not clear. Whut is
known is that Lynch and Vlnce Harris
were standing some way off from a
tree that was being felled. The warning cry * of "timber" was given twice
when the tree was about to fall, und
■Harris got clear but Lynch was struck
down by a limb, whenched, It is believed, from another tree, it struck
him on the forehead and he never regained consciousness. Dr. Hicks of
Cumberland attended to the man and
did all tbat was possible. He was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital at four
o'clock and died at six. A feature of
the tragedy is the callous action of tlie
owner of a Ford coupe. This car happened to be the only one immediately
available-, and yet the owner refused
to take tlie dying man to th hospital.
Lynch is a young, unmarried man
from Ontario who bad been working
' for the company as a feller for about
a year.
The captured German gun presented
to Nanaimo as a war trophy arrived
there this week aud has been placed
temporarily on the vacant space next
to Willson's conservatory, opposite
the post olllce.
New Shoe Store
for Cumberland
Premises Being Erected on the
Avenue for New Boot an
Shoe Emporium.
New premises ure being erected on
Dunsmuir Avenue, between Fletcher's
Music House nml llie Waverley Hotel.
which when completed In ubout n
month's time will be occupied by Mr.
Gordon Gavin, of Ladysmith, witli
" a complete lino of high-grade shoes.
Mr, Cavin's father has just sold out
his boot and shoe business at Ladysmith for $27,000.
Annual Meeting
Of Medical Fund
Canadian Collieries Medical Fund
Will Hold Its Annual Meeting Tonight in City Hall
Tonight nt 8 o'clock tho annual
meeting of tlie Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir), Ltd., Medical aud Accident Fund will he held In the Council
Chambers, when the annual report
and financial statement will be presented.
German Gun Has
Reached Nanaimo
Bids nre being culled by ihe depart-
men of public works for tlie construction of a new government wharf on
Thetis Island, near Nanaimo.
L'p to last evening the number of
registrations received by District
Registrar John Balr'd for tho new
voters' list was 6816. This Is over a
thousand more than ou any previous
All registrations   must   lie   in   the!
bunds of tlie registrar by 1 o'clock to-
dny to be of any use.
The court of revision will upmmcuce
Its sitting lu Cumberland on September 13th. •
In order to get a match with the
Courtenay Senior ball-tossers, the
Powell River boys are sending over a
uunch to take the "milkmen" to the
Taper City on Sunday.
Mr. A. J. Kichards, principal of tlie
Cumberland school, writing from Alberta, sent in his resignation to Mr.
A. McKinnon, secretary of the Board
of School Trustees, this week.
Owing to the short notice given by
Mr. Richards the board anticipate no
little difficulty in securing a suitable
man tor tho opening of the new term.
McMILLAN—To Mr. and .Mrs. 0.
.McMillan, on July 21, at the Cumberland General Hospital, a daughter.
YATES—To .Mr. and Mrs. F. Yates, on
July 25, at the Cumberland General
Hospital, a daughter.
SHORTT—To .Mr. and Mrs. J. Shortt.
on .Inly 28, at the Cumberland General Hospital, a son.
The Fugitive Is
Still At Large
James Barry is Name of the Man
Who is Giving the Police
A Merry Chase.
NANAIMO, July 30.—During the
past twenty-four hours there is absolutely nothing new in connection with
tlie hunt for the fugitive who was last
seen at Grant Mine on Monday night.
Identification of the man who made a
murderous assault upon the Victoria
jeweler has been established hy the
investigation pursued by the Victoria
City Detective Department. He is
James Barry, known as "Jeff," and
Ids movements before he came to Victoria ou Wednesday morning, the 21st
inst., aud took a room at the Columbia rooming house, have been more or
less accurately traced.
Jt has been known to the police for
the past week that the fugitive for
whom a posse of Provincial and City
of Nanaimo police, assisted by Detectives Carlow and Macdoitald of the
Victoria force, and hacked up by the
aid of a considerable number of the
ranchers In the section around Nanaimo and Wellington, have been and
are now hunting, was not Van Horst,
lbc life-termer who recently escaped
iron, tiie New Westminster penitentiary. It has also been established
that Barry, to give blm his correct
name, is well acquainted with the district in which he was last seen on
Monday night, when he called at the
Grant Mine.
Familiar With District.
Barry has for some considerable
lime past had a small laud holding at
Errlngton, in tiie neighborhood of
Parksvllle, where he was seen on Monday, and. his searchers have been Informed, when he arrived he was greeted hy a number of his acquaintances
who were accustomed to his sudden
and unexpected disappearances. He
would depart, and some weeks or
months later return, well supplied
with money, which, he claimed, was
the result of his dealings in furs, much
of his time, he asserted, having/ been
devoted to* trapping. t
The familiarity of the district In
which he Is now believed H> be hidden
accounts for tbe rapidity of his movements nnd his ability to dodge his
Picked boys from each Naval Brigade
iu British Columbia u il! gather ,at
Victoria in August and go into camp.
which will be conducted on strictly
naval lines, and will continue from the
9th to the 21st.
Tlie provlnclal division of the Navy
League of Canada will pay ull expenses of four boys from Victoria aud
Vancouver Boys' Naval Brigades, and
two each from Trail, Nanaimo, Kaslo
and New Westminster. In addition
each branch will have tbe privilege of
sending a simitar number of hoys
whose expenses must be paid hy the
branch or by the parents of the boys
themselves, at the rate of one dollar a
day per boy.
The grounds of the Rockn.de Farm
on the Gorge have very generously
been placed at the disposal of the Navy
League by Mr. Joseph Rylauds for a
camping site. This is said to bo an
ideal spot.
Sub-Lieutenant Tribe, R.N.C.V.R., of
Victoria, will be commandant of the
camp, and will he assisted by Lieutenant L'rowther, R.N.V.R.. and the services of a capable instructor will be
retained. . --
The hoys who attend the camp will
he chosen as a reward for good attendance and for general efilclcncy.
The boys will be met on arrival iu
Victoria.on August 9 and escorted to
the camp by the Victoria Boys' Naval
Brigade with both hands in attendance.
Junior Baseball
Game Tomorrow
Nanaimo Intermediates Coming
Up for a Game With the
Local Juniors.
The Cumberland Junior Baseball
team will play a game with the Nanaimo Intermediates on the "Y" Grounds
tomorrow afternoon. Htarting at 1
o'clock. The boys have been putting
in a good deal of practice and a good
game Is anticipated. They intend to
put tt all over their Senior brethren
by winning this game.
The team selected to represent Cumberland ls as follows: D. Richards,
catcher; J. Bennle and B. Jones,
pitchers; A. Wlnniugham, first base;
Graham, second base; R. Robertson,
shortstop; A. Somerville, third base;
M. Stewart, right held; V. Dalby.
centre Held; AI. Dhmonte, left field.
The Cumberland Junior Baseball
team played a big scoring game witli
the Courtenay Juniors on Sunday last
when no less than 27 runs were scored
14 going to-the "milkmen" aud the
unlucky 13 to the local boys. The boys
are putting in a good deal of practice
and are putting up a line of ball that
will make the Seniors sit up and take
IIOB1KTSON    l,0( hllAKT.
A throng of relatives, friends and
welt-wishers that filled Grace Method-
t Church aud extended out Into the
street, turned out tm Wednesday
morning to witness the very pretty
wedding of a popular young couple of
this city,, when John Hamilton Robertson, eldest son of Mrs. George Rob
•rtson, was united in marriage tn
Christina, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Lockhart. The bride looked
charming lu her wedding dress of
white crepe de chine and georgette
crepe, with a handsome embroidered
veil; she carried a bouquet of roses
and ferns, and was attended by her
sister, Hannah, who was dressed in
white with a large white hat. Litffe
.Mamie Watson was (lower girl. The
bride was given away by her faiber.
while the groom was supported by. bis
brother, Mr. George Robertson.
Rev. George Kinney performed the
ceremony. After tlie wedding breakfast at the home f)f the bride's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Robertson left by motor
on a tour down the coast to Seattle.
The happy young couple have the
earliest good wishes of a large circle
of friends. Mr. Robertson is the genial
telegraph operator in the local government telegraph olllce.
Considerable interest is now being taken in the third annual
picnic of the employees of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsinuir),
Limited, which takes places at Royston on Saturday, August 14th,
with the bilseball and football games on tlie day following.
The success attained in the past two years, with a large programme of events, .substantial prizes, bountiful refreshments, excellent organization and the whole-hearted co-operation of the
public generally, places thla event in the premier position of the
season's celebrations.
The General Public Cordially Invited.
The general public and their families are cordially invited to
attend this annual affair. There is no admission, and refreshment
tickets will be given to every lady and child entering the grounds.
With such changes and modifications in the programme and
held equipment that experience suggests, the hope is confidently
entertained that this year's picnic will be even a greater success
than the previous ones.
The management of the company are in every way lo be commended for the assistance they at all times give to the various
committees. It is hoped that President H. S. Fleming, executive
head of the Canadian Collieries, who will for the first time attend,
will find it convenient to address the gathering. Such getting
acquainted will no doubt cement more firmly'he cordial relations
now existing between tlie company and their employees.
In view of the fact that there are a number of really fast
sprinters in the vicinity, the 100 yards open should be an event of
considerable interest. The same applies to tiie employees' handicap. First Aid teams have beeji in constant practice for some time
and an interesting competition is assured: And the tug-of-war
contenders are already getting in action around the various mines
rending hawsers and otherwise demonstrating that there is nothing immovable in nature. No. 4 will need a mighty team to hold
her honors in this event.
The nimble sons of Nippon arc also in training to give tlie public
ihe jiu-jitsu exhibition of their lives in the Japanese wrestling.
China will also furnish her quota of athletes in runners and tugs-
Many things could be said in connection with the ladies' and
young folks' competitions and other events.
The five a-side soccer tournament on Sunday, 15th, should be an
event of general interest. Invitations have been sent to the
Rangers, Cetlics, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Sotith Wellington and
Granby Clubs to compete. Should all or several of them send
teams a keen competition of classy football would surely result.
A senior and junior baseball tournament is also provided fop on
that day.
The Cumberland City Band has volunteered its services gratis
for the occasion. As all are aware, this band has reached a high
state of efficiency under the able leadership of the Italian master,
Signor Palo Monti. The proposed music-programme is printed in
another column.
Similar arrangements with the Great War Veterans as were
made last year with regard to their handling a refreshment booth
have been made. This gives assurance that the refreshment part
of the day's outing will be in capable hands.
For the information of the public and intending contestants in
the many events,.the programme in full is printed in this issue.
It will be noted that valuable prizes are offered in all events.
Programme of Over Fifty Events.
1. HUM) a.m.—Boys' Rare, ft* years und under, Ml yards.
1st prize, value $1.00; 2nd, value Trie; 3rd, value 60c'
2. 1IMMI a.m.   I .iris' Hare. 11 years and under, .'ill funis.
1st prize, value $1.00; 2nd. value 75c; 3rd, value SOc.
X.   10.ll.*> u.ni. —Boys' liner, i years and under, SO yards.
1st prize, value $1.50; 2nd, vale $1.00; 3rd, value 50c.
I.   I0.0S a.m.   I.iris' llace, s years nnd under, SO yards.
1st prize, vulue $1.B0; 2nd. value $1.00; 3rd. value 600,
S.   10.10 a.m.   Buys' Knee, 10 years anil nailer, SO yards.
1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd. value $1.60; Brcl, value $1.00.
(I.   10.10 a.m. Mils' llace, III yenrs und under, SO yiirds.
1st prize, value $2.00; 2nd. value $1.50; 3rd, value $1,00,
7.   I IMS a.m.   Boys' liner, \2 years and under, TS yards.
1st prize, value $2.00; 2nd. value $l,50j 3rd. value $1.00.
I. I IMS a.m.   Girls' Knee, 12 years and under, TS ynrdi.
lsl prize, value $2.un; 2nd, value $1.60; 3rd, value $1.00.
II. 111.20 a.m.   Buys' lluee. IS years mid under, TS yards.
1st piiz*. value $3nn; 2nd. value $2."'i; 3rd, value $1.00.
10. lu.'JII a.m. -Girls' lluee, IS years and under, TS yards.
1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd, value $8.00' 8rd, value Jl.un.
11. I0.2S a.m,   Hays' Obstacle lluee. IS years und under.
1st prize, value $4.00; 2nd. value $2.5"; 3rd, value $1.50.
I-'.    I0.3S u.ni.   Girls' t'.ui! nnd Spunii lluee. IS years und under.
» 1st prize, value $4.50; 2nd. value $2.50; 3rd. value $1.50.
.\n second prize In any event unless (here nre mare than '.' entries.
III.   111.15 a.m.   Buys' Suck lluee. 12 yenrs mid under.
1st prize, value $2.60; 2nd. value $2.00; 3rd. valuo $1.00.
II.   10.50 -Mil.—Girls' Shoe Sernnihle, 12 years and under.
1st prize, vulue $2.50; 2nd. vulue $2.iHi; 3rd. value $l.no.
IS.    10,55 a.m.-Boys' Three-Legged Race, II years and under.
1st prize, value $4.00; 2nd, value $2.00; 3rd. value fl.no
ID.   111.55 a.m.   Girls' Belay Race, 3 girls tu learn: II years anil
lsl prize, value $4.50; 2nd. value Run; 3rd. value $1.60.
Continued on Page Seven Two
July 81, 1920.
WM.MKRRIFIELD,    Proprietor.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, 11. C.
Canada Food Board License  No. 10-4986
Begin Your
Trip Right
by selecting the shells that
hunters fromcoastto coast
li ive proved dependable
under jll conditions.
Shotgun Shells
nre a double ar.suranac ot
success for the man who
prefers hallistite powder.
\Vc also carry a full line of
Canuck and Sovurclfin .Shot-
ti'in Shells and Dominion
Metallic Cartrldftea — each
backed by tho bin ,,D"tra(Je.
iu at k
(. 11. TARI1KLL
■ Cumberland, 1
Reported That Danish Eskimos
Are  Committing   Depredations on Eilesmere Island
Oysters, Steaks and Chops.
Also Fish and Chips.
Open Day and Night
Service, Material
Rubber Heels
Fixed While II Walt
Phillips' Military Heels and Soles.
S. DAVIS  -   Dunsmuir Avenue
Sandy Chapman
Car for Hire
Night and   Day
Prompt Service and Careful Delivery.
Charges Moderate.
These not being days of open diplomacy In Canada, Canadians are nol
aware that a tidy little tiff has been
taking place of late between Canada
and Denmark. It concerns depredations made by Danish Eskimos from
the Northwestern end of Greenland on
ihe musk-oxen of EHlesmere Island, a
possession of Canada, which most Canadians know nothing about but which
Is In territory larger than the Britisli
Some lithe ago Canada had declared
u permanent closed season on musk-
oxen living in Canadian territory*. On
this island, so far north that it does
not appear ou most maps ol the Do-
minion, ihe musk-ox has his habitation, ilulliu Land to the sorih ia too
warm for this protege of Vilhuljannir
Steffanson, and only people living in
ihe farthest north get the opportunity
to make his acquaintance and a profit
out of liim. Tho Danisli Eskimos referred to, cross the intervening waters
and according to evidence given before
the Musk-ox Commission, kilj it for its
hide, leaving tiie dead bodies strewn
wherever tlie killing has taken place.
The valuable furs are taken over to
Greenland aud thence exported.
The Canadian government, though
it is silent ou the matter, is believed
to have drawn the matter to the attention of the Danish government.
What the answer was could not be
learned, it being said that such information is a state secret,
It is understood, however, that the
Danisli oliieial who replied, has given
no satisfaction. His reply is practically that the matter Is ;ione of Canada's business. He evidently believes
the land In question is go far north
tllat it is outside of civilized reckoning. However, reports of coal and
iron, as well as of fisheries and fur industries and the poslblllty of getting
large supplies of meat, are making the
whole northland a matter of intense
interest. Every year the circle of
people who believe that Canada has
natural resources of great value right
to the Arctic Ocean, and in the islands
beyond, grows larger.
It is not unknown that projects have
been considered tentatively for. establishing summer resorts in these far
northern islands of the Arctic just as
Florida and California get a goodly
winter population from outside. At
Spitzbei-gen. much was done for curing tuberculosis by placing sanatoria
at this point. The northern air Is
marvellously efficacious in treating
this disease. Meanwhile, the next step
is up to Canada, so far as the.musk-
Courtenay Items
By Diogenes.
Jimmy Aston, the popular local shoe
repairman, has disposed of his business and stock to the Modern Shoe
Company of Victoria, v.-ho will open
the premises recently conducted by
Jimmy as a branch of their Victoria
house at the beginning of August.
We understand Jimmy Is now trying
lo lind ou which is the best country lu
the world to live in.
Paddy Dunn, well known to old-time
residents of Cumberland aud vicinity,
was a visitor to Courtenay this week.
Mr. Dunn conducted a tailoring business in Cumberland, and we understand he is favorably impressed with
possibilities at I lie farming centre.
There are rumors around that Courtenay is to again have another butcher
-hop. wliieh will po'Bsibly be operated
by a former Cumberland business man.
Tlie Canadian Bunk of Commerce
lias opened a branch office at Campbell
River, with Mr. Roberts temporarily lu
charge. Mr. Glazebrook, Sr., at one
time farming in the Courtenay district,
but now a member of the staff of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce at Portland, Ore., who has been visiting his
daughter. Mrs. F. C. Brock, during his
vacation, was pressed into service at
the local institution during the establishment of the Campbell River branch
A team of farm horses, left un-
hltched, while the owner called at a
local store, suddenly bolted when an
auto came to a standstill right close
beside them. Before the team, with
the wagon pole still between them,
could be halted they collided with a
Ford roadster, two months old, one
horse going on one side of the young
car and one horse on the other side,
tlie pole embedding itself in the car's j
body. .Fortunately the owner of the
car was not seated there. Perhaps it
y have been unfortunate, for he
would have no doubt saved his new
ar by making a quick get-away, this
young roadster being also a self-
tarter. It speaks well for the light
car when it can stop a team of horses.
However, when in the city, don't'leave
your team untied while you visit the
stores, as If you have any tangible
assets your team may he the means
of separating you from them.
ox is concerned.
Natives Who Make the Work of
Exploring Particularly
Paolo Monte
Shoe 1'rpalrlnf* a Succlulty.
Formosa, according to an article in
the National Geographic Magazine, is
a beautiful island, with somewhat un-
beautiful natives who arc addicted to
Ihe habit of head-hunting. This makes
exploring dangerous. The Japanese,
however, have made things safer by
installing a live wire barrier a hundred miles long that restricts the
savages to a limited territory and
makes their gory pastime difficult.
Other unbeautlful but very useful natives of Formosa arc water buffaloes.
No rural Formosnn landscape is complete without at least one of these
hulking creatures,"  says  tlie  writer.
And wherever there are buffaloes,
graceful white herons are seen
perched on their backs, It seems, indeed, that each buffalo has a particular heron for a pal, who lakes care lo
rid him of smaller friends, Just as devoted, perhaps, but less desirable,"
There was rather a serious accident
at one of the logging camps. A
"faller" was badly Injured about the
head and face by a portion of a falling tree. His fellow-workers got him
out to the road, where they happened
upon a motor car, but the owner tor
some reason which we do not know,
but would like to know, would not
convey or allow the injured man to be
conveyed to the hospital at Comox iii
his car, and another ear had to be
obtained from No. S Mine at Puntledge. A delay like this in the case
of serious injury might cost the unfortunate sufferer his life.
A widow always strives to console
herself wilh Ihe 'belief that she can't
do any worse ihe next time.
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 Mam
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
Roy stonLumber Co.
Slab Wood (double load)...$5.00
Mrs. P. Anderson
McKenzie's Pure Ice Cream
Because Ihe Union Bank of England
returned his cheque by mistake marked "no account" when there were sufficient funds, an Englishman was
awarded $7*>il damages. *»
For shouting loudly about something which was not in tlie newspapers he was selling, a London newsboy
wns -sentenced to one month In prison.
Two wolf dogs, lighting off wandering elephants in tlie wilds near Port
Elizabeth, South Africa, guarded thc
body of General Itaveushaw, a British
officer, who had died while trying to
reach the settlement.
l-'nr painting red Ihe Roller's statue
six (lernian Socialists were given two
years' imprisonment.
More than (26,000 worth of eggs are
accidentally broken every week in New
The Freemasons of London are considering plans to rebuild tlie Temple
of Solomon at Jerusalem In commemoration of tlie expulsion of tin* Turks.
The general railroad strike iu Italy
ended In complete failure.
Women are smoking choice Cuban
cigars in England, and some hnve even
commenced to use pipes. Tobacconists
say women are now tho heaviest consumers of cigarettes.
Big Reductions on all lines of Women's  and
Children's Apparel
Trimmed Hats      Camisoles       Wash Dresses
Corsets      Middies      Skirts      Blouses
Children's  Wearing Apparel
Or better still, step inside and look around. All Goods
are marked in plain figures.
New Home Bakery
Fresh Bread, Cakes,
Pies, etc.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty
Dunsmuir Ave.
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A mother who was in the hnlilt of
putting her little girl to lied nnd hearing her prayers, came up o»e night
and aald: "Now, darling, your prayer
this evening muat he short; daddy haa
come homo, and 1 want to go down to
"Well, mummy," Bald the child,
"shall I say nurse's prrayer—this is
very short."
"Yes, dear," replied the mother, "I
am sure nurse's prayer would he very
Immediately out came the words,
"Oh, Lord, It's time to get up."
It's thc little things that separate ns
from success—not the big ones.
Church Notices
Rev. W. Leversedge.
August I. IX. Sunday After Trinity.
Denman, 11 a.m.
Union Bay, 3 p.m.
Cumberland, 7 p.m.
Rev. Father R. Beaton, Comox.
0 a.m., mass at Cumberland.
James Hood, Pastor.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
gfW%     SINCE 01870      ^gUP'/
Rev. Geo, Kinney.
Morning Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.       t
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
A man can't run a forty horsepower
nutomoblle very far on a five horsepower income. July 31, 1920.
By Professor H. Michell, M.A, Toronto
Toronto .has come through a wonderful experience, so wonderful that
It Is still too soon to speak calmly or
collectedly of it. People seem to want
not to talk about it now, hut to think
it over and ponder it. We have all
been lifted out of ourselves, we have
seeu sights that have left us dazed and
tremulous, and we want to pull ourselves together and collect our
To describe the scenes that were
enacted ln St. James' ls almost an Impossible thing to do. The great dim
church, packed to the doors with a
multitude; the soft playing of the organ; once and again the sharp cry of
a little child in pain or fear, and the
steady shuffle, shuffle, shuffle of the
never-ending throng moving towards
the altar rails, until the mind became
confounded and the overwrought
nerves were stretched almost to break
ing point, and one stood and watched
that Via Dolorosa with the tears running down the cheeks, and the heart
torn intolerably with the slteer tragedy
of the sight. The sight of the old, old
people bent with the years and pains
of life might have been bearable, but
It was the little children that clutched
at the heart-strings. Tiny mites Borne
in their mothers' arms, pitiful sufferers with twisted limbs and little faces
drawn with pain, the sight was unendurable. "I saw two thousand, men
lying on the ground after a battle in
France," said one of our clergy, a returned uhaplain, "and I could bear
that sight, but this I cannot endure."
But merely to describe the scene Is
not enough, even could It be done.
Who could do It? Purhaps Oe Quincy,
who knew what suffering was himself,
perhaps some great master of imagery,
hut the task is an impossible one.
I must confess candidly and openly
that I*wont to the church on the first
day with the very strongest preconception ot what I was going to see and of
the explanation of it. My mind was
full of all tho seemingly satisfying and
perfectly logical theories that would
explain it all so beautifully. Mental
suggestion, psycho-therapy, It seemed
so simple and satisfactory. That masterpiece of tlie great French novelist,
Zola's Lourdes, gave one so eminently
satisfying a theory to go on. that one
went In almost a perfunctory spirit to
see something that was quite explicable and really quite ordinary. But
even the shortest time in the cathedral
shattered   such   pleasing   preconcep
tions and left the mental, processes
confounded. It was not mental-suggestion, It was not psycho-therapeutics, ot that I am profoundly convinced.
What was it, then? The only answer
I can give, the only answer that anyone can give ls, the Inevitable one, it
was the mighty working of the Spirit
of God, it was the healing power of
our Blessed Saviour that brooded over
that great thong. It ls a curious and
significant thing that it you speak
with anyone who was there they do
not speak of Mr. Hlckson, his presence In the cathedral la almost forgotten; but they all speak of that
wonderful overpowering consciousness of the presence of God in the
midst of that great throng.
It was afraid my own preconception had been cheated and perhaps I
was Imagining tilings* that were not
really perceptible. 1 was afraid that
the tragic sights and heartrending
spectacle of all the sorrow ot all the
great city collected Into one place had
stirred In me feelings that were mere
transient emotions. And so I spoke
with others about It, and they all said
the same thing. It was not the mere
sight of suffering that had profoundly
moved them, tragic as the ^spectacle
was; It was the feeling that the great
crowd had come for healing to God
and that God was In their midst ready
and yearning to give them their
heart's desire, If only their faith was
great enough to perceive His presence
there, and their hearts open to receive
His healing power.
A healthy body means healthy arteries.
The railways are the arteries of Canada.
T N thc operation of * railways   Canadians
hold high reputations.  '
The chief Canadian systems, are operated
over great stretches of territory presenting
widely different problems. •
Their traffic obligations fluctuate rapidly
with thc seasons.
Climatic conditions are sometimes difficult.,
Unusual  foresight,  skill • and determination
are called for.
Yet the only unfailing highways for the heavy
traffic across the New World from China to France
during the war—were Canadian railways.
Canada alone among the allied countries had no
war-time transportation crisis. When foreign roads
choked under their load, she relieved them of millions
of tons. At a time when ships were the need of the
hour no ship lost time in any Canadian port through
failure of the railways to deliver cargoes at the docks.
To-day the Canadian prodticer still commands the
fastest, the most dependable and the cheapest railway
service in the world. '
But the foresight that made this record possible
could do nothing without money! The skill that
kept terminals uncongested had to be backed with
money! The determination that drove crippled engines ahead in thc face of 40-below gales and mounting
snow would in the long run have been useless without
Thus to-day the alarming fall in the net
revenues of the railways is a menace to
railway efficiency. It injures railway credit.
It dissolves the reserves needful to meet the
expanding needs of a growing country. It
imperils national prosperity..
Increased freight rates are imperative therefore, not merely on behalf of railways but in
the-interests of Canada itself!
This il the first of a ssriss of advtrtmmtnti 1>ubli\htd undtr tht authority of
The Railway Association of Canada
formerly   the   CANADIAN    RAILWAY    WAR    BOARD
In July I918 the Canadian
roaJs were threatened with a
general strike. To prevent
this public catastrophe they
agreed to follow thc American
scale of wage increases Thc
Government of Canada
meantime allowed freight
rate increases intended to
make up the cost of these
new wage rates.
Leaving aside all question
of increased cost of material,
the new wages cost thc railways of Canada an extra
eighty million dollars for the
first year alone.
The new rates yielded them
an additional forty-three
The annual deficit on wages
alone was thirty-seven millions and is constantly
growing I
It is the very self-effacement on the
part of Mr. Hlckson that is one of the
most lasting Impressions of his visit.
He claims absolutely no power of himself; he simply says that God, for His
own Inscrutable reasons, has chosen
him as a channel whereby healing
grace may be imparted. It ls well that
this should be very clearly understood.
As Mr. Hickson said, he was aware the
whole time that he was laying on his
hands, of a power flowing through him
and not from him.
As each sufferer kneels at the altar
rails, or as he bends over the stretcher,
Mr. Hlckson lays bis hands on the head
of the afflicted, and In a simple little
prayer Invokes God's heallag power on
the infirmity of the flesh. Immediately
after comes one of the clergy to give
the benediction, praying that the healing power now begun may be continued. There Is absolutely no excitement, no hysterical outbreaks, no
heightening of the dramatic effect. I
suppose we were all looking for some-
tiling of the sort. The» hunger for
miracles is a part of our human
frailty, but nothing happened. No
cripple with shouts of Joy cast away
his crutches,* no bed-ridden woman
rose from her couch and praised God
for His healing grace. Of course all
kinds of rumors were abroad Incessantly nf*cat.es of instantaneous cures,
but they were almost impossible of
verification, and 1 niade the most careful inquiry. But Mr. Hickson had told
us very carefully not to expect such
marvels, and when one thinks over it
calmly, such was Inevitable; Indeed,
the very fact that none apparently
took place strengthens the belief that
we -may look for lasting and definite
results in the future. If there had
been Instances, or even any at all, of
"miraculous" cures, the suspicion,
perhaps even the certainty, would,
have been aroused that' w? were seeing merely another evidence of mental suggestion: But, and this must be
reiterated again and again, there Is no
trace whatever in Mr. Hickson's min-
psycho-therapy. That Is the one great
conclusion that we all, who are interested in this matter from a theoretical
end intellectual standpoint, must arrive at.
.... If we accept the fact that
God intended His Church to exercise
the ministry of healing, and I suppose
we must all do that, then we must
suppose that such power lies within
the Church now, dormant perhaps aud
not fully recognized. It ls not a
peculiar power given to Mr. Hickson;
he is not unique in the exercise of his
gifts. He is merely an example chosen
by God for the Instruction of the
Church. God has sent him to'revive
the power of healing ln our midst.
How easily we can imagine many
saying, "We may as well go and see
what this man Hlcksoi) will do for us,
anyhow It cannot do any harm."
What chance has such a one to receive
healing. If such a spirit Is perslsUd
In? Perhaps such n careless one'may
receive faith and pardon, but if he
rises from bis knees and thinks, "Well,
Hickson hasn't done much for me, the
pain is just as bad as before," there
can be no hope that healing will follow. That ls not to argue in the
slightest degree that the healing is entirely subjective. On the contrary,
we must believe it ls objective. But
there must be a state of receptivity before the healing grace can do its.work
The account of the miracle of Our
Lord healing the blind men is extraordinarily to the point in this Instance.
"And Jesus saith unto them, Believe
ye that I am able to do this? They
said unto Him, Yea, Lord." Then
touched He their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be It unto you."
What else can we possibly say other
than that, according to the faith of
those great throngs in St. James'
Cathedral in Toronto, on June 2\\\\
and 26th, will it be done unto them?
There was no excitement. There
was no hysteria. That Is what really
marks It out as being so extraordinary. There was Intense Interest, hut
there was nothing which could possibly he termed excitement. Had there
been, I am quite sure Mr. Hlckson
would huve been the first to allay and
calm it. The arrangements for handling the great crowd wore wonderfully
successful, and reflect the greatest
credit on those who were responsible
for them.
Quietly, and in the most perfect
order, first the stretcher cases were
visited by Mr. Hickson, and then they
wore noiselessly wheeled out. Then
the little children were brought by
their mothers to the altar-rail, and
then the never-ending procession of
those who could walk moved up, and
after receiving the laylng-on-of-hands
and the benediction moved out by the
'west door. There was not a hitch,
not a single untoward incident. Nurses
and doctors were in attendance, ready
for any cases of collapse or fainting,
but not a single case occurred.
I have spoken with, many who were
present  at  the   services,   men   well
Exceptionally    Low   Prices   on
High-Grade Canada Ranges
Owing to a long delay in the shipment of an order
of Stoves and Ranges booked' some considerable time
ago, and which have now arrived, the prices at which
we are selling these Ranges cannot be equalled in
British Columbia, as we secured them at the prices
ruling many months ago.
Wo have on show a beautiful "Britannia" Range,
made by the Buck Stove Co., of Canada, whose goods
are well known all over the continent. This range has
a tiled back, 6-hole steel top; large oven, warming
closet, thermometer register' on oven, and is fully
nickel plated—-altogther a splendid high-class range
which would grace any kitchen and give many years
of service. We have priced this at the exceptionally
low figure of
This same stove is selling today in Vancouver at $110.
Terms can be arranged.
OTHER STOVES AT $65.00 AND $75.00
These prices cannot be equalled.
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known in our Church, men of good
sense and calm Judgment, whose
names would carry weight as levelheaded men of wisdom nnd authority.
Iu no single instance did I find an adverse Judgment. They were all deeply
impressed and moved.
I stood at the west door of the
Cathedral and watched the people going out. I scanned their faces and
tried to read what I saw there. There
were no slgnH of excitement or hysteria, but on them was written a look
h« of those who had been through a
tremendous spiritual experience. I
hardly know what word to use to
describe it. The word "dazed" recurs
to me again and again, but it is really
not the proper word to use. "Awed,"
perhaps, is better. I have seen the
same look on the faces of those leading the sanctuary after having pa£
taken of the Sacrament. It was as if
they had been in ihe presence of God.
—Canadian Churchman.
During the past twelve months a
series of remarkable "healing missions" have been conducted in scores
of tlie large towns and cities of the
United States. Cathedral churches
have gathered congregations unprecedented in point of numbers anil com-,
position. At missions In Los Angeles
and Loulsttallc of four days' and {wo
days' duration, a conservative estimate of the people ministered to is
given   at 3,200   and   2,100.   This   is
typical nl* what has been happening
throughout the stutos. in Baltimore
BOIje 2,'inil people were administered
to lu the course of two days, ami It Is
said that about 30 per cent, seemed to
be physically benefited. Tbe Rev, W.
S. Howard, rector of St. I'aul's, Minneapolis, reports "moal astonishing
result* followed from this spiritual
week of lieallng. Many moron of
people were greatly henented. Some
of the specific cases of healing are ns
One blind person Immediately recovered ber sight; anotlier. two years
blind, gradually recovered her sight
in two days. Deaf people were made
lo bear. One person Incapable of
speech from paralysis was entirely
cured. Cripples were enabled to walk
perfectly, nnd some others were
greatly Improved. Two cases are
known of people with ulcerated
stomach, one pronounced hopeless by
Ihe doctors, Instantly cured. Many
other ailments of all sorts are known
to have been healed instantly,-and to
all these known cases nnd many others
a great spiritual uplift lias resulted.
Wo consider tbo spiritual awakening
and quickening of the people is even
more remarkable than the physical
healings. We believe It Is well that
our churchpeople. generally, should
know of this wonderful work that reminds us of the days of Christ nnd tho
If the average married woman had
It to do over again she would decllno
an Introduction to her husband. Pour
July 31,1926.
Published every Saturday morning at Cumberland, B. C.
EDWARD W. BICKLE Manager and Publisher.
the assumption of new burdens of that kind. Unless tlie
.Meunonites can show that they mean to become good
Americans, they should not be admitted."
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920.
Tlie news tbat coal is to be shipped from the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, mines in Cumberland to
Sweden this week lias aroused keen interest on tlie Island,
particularly iu this locality. The niotorship Pacific of the
Johnston Line is carrying 4500 tons of coal across the
Atlantic. This shipment will mark an epoch iu the Island
coal export business and the future development of this
trade will be watched with interest by the coal producers
of this province.
The acute coal shortage in Europe Is such that buyers
there are seeking tlie world over for supplies, and were it
inn for tlie difficulty in securing bottoms In which to
handle the trade, the Quantity shipped overseas would be
limited only by the capacity of the collieries here to produce the supplies.
Recently Swedish Interests contracted for 140,000 tons
of Australian coal, in the commonwealth coal of the
variety wanted in Europe can be secured for ,1*1 2s. 6d. per
ton, bul with the added freight charges the cost of delivery
in Sweden is from £9 2s. 6d. to £9 12s. 6d. per ton. English cual of the steam screened variety delivered in Sweden
costs £11 3s. per ton.
The demand for the Australian product, doubtless because of the lower price prevailing, is keen in Sweden, and
in addition to the contract noted another order for 100,000
tons is being arranged. From these figures it should hi
apparent that British Columbia, and especially this section
uf tlie province, is in a position to compete in the world
markets. Provided tlie margin In price, allowing for
freight rates, remains favorable to this locality, it should
he possible for Vancouver Island to build up a large export
trade which will mean proportionate local development as
well as constituting a healthy advertisement for this part
of Canada.
Five thousand cases of liquor have been seized at Vancouver. Just why so much of it was sent to the coast one
can only guess, but it was probably Intended to enable
the tourists to'hetter appreciate the British Columbia sunsets.—Ottawa Journal.
We are surprised that this eastern paper is unaware of
the large number of Ottawa citizens touring B. C. this year.
This province believes In making visitors feel at home.
A Seattle business man who is connected with a large
trading Iirm. shipping to all parts of the world, comment,
ing on the report of Mr. Fleming's talk to the Board of
Trade In Cumberland, which appeared in The Islander a
few* weeks ago. in a letter to Mr. Bates of this city writes
-.Mr. Fleming seems to be worrying about a market for
steel. In some lines such as rails, light and heavy, it is
almost impossible to procure them at present. I think the
Orient will be a bigger market for steel products than tbe
Pacific Coast of the United States in the next few years.
Take a look at the map of China and think of tlie railroad
that will have to be built and tiie equipment they will
require. I am enclosing an export pliamplet of the Port
of Seattle, so you will be able to see what steel products
have been shipped during the month of May. . . .Just
get the steel mill built and it the stockholders are willing
tu take a chance and are willing to take a little loss for a
year or so. it looks pretty sure their money would come
back doubly in a short time."
Among the criticisms of Canada's new luxury tax, the
one most frequently heard ls thatMhe method of collection
is annoying. Those who take this view generally maintain
that the paying should be done by the manufacturers or
tlie importers, and by them added to tlie price of the
goods. At any rate, the seller thinks he should be somehow relieved from the trouble and odium of making the
customer shell out a few extra cents on each transaction.
This criticism, no doubt, has some foundation, but It
overlooks a few important considerations. To levy the
tax on tlie importer, means a higher tariff. Do the
majority of Canadian people desire this? Assuredly not.
The trend of opinion on the tariff question Is quite the
oilier way.
Tln-re is Involved also a question of publlc policy. Indirect taxes have long been recognized as an encouragement to governmental extravagance. Tbey go unperceived
because they are added to the prices of the goods.' An
impression grows up that the government has command of
unlimited funds derived from some mysterious source
which hurts nobody.
Hut when a levy is placed on every purchase, the people
know exactly what is happening. Consequently when
there is waste in high prices, each individual taxpayer ijeels
that it is his money that is being thrown away. This is
expected to create a tendency tu greater watchfulness over
public expenditure, thus fostering a much-needed spirit of
economy in parliament and legislature, If this spirit
grows, a political party which, while in opposition, complains of the extravagance of the government, may perhaps
carry mil its tinancial pledges when It gets into power.
Meantime, though tiie tax has come to stay, the method
oi* collection may well be altered, as experience develops
what plan Is best. For some reason, never ninde very
clear, the minister of finance rejected the suggestion to
require tlie use of stamps on all packages sold. The use
of stamps would not render the operation painless, but
might increase tbe revenue, since there would be comparatively little difficulty in ascertaining tlie relation between the value of the stamps bought by any Iirm and the
Volume of Its business.—Times.
From the various despatches emanating from the western |at
From the Sydney, Nova Scotia. Record.
Men who criticize the steel merger on tbe score tbat it
is being carried through by "outside" capital can scarcely
expect to be taken seriously. Of course it is "outside"
capital. There is not sufficient capital available In Nova
Scotia, or In tlie Dominion, to carry out so gigantic a
scheme. It is a matter for rejoicing thnt such huge sums
of British capital—"outside" capital—are being put Into
the development of tlie resources of the province, the upbuilding of industry, tlie extension ot Nova Scotia's trade.
Twenty years or so ago "outside" capital was invested in a
development project centreing in Sydney and the surround
ing coal-fields; how much that investment has meant to the
interests of this island and this province!
Fruits of the investment of twenty years ago are seen in
tiie status of Sydney as one of the most important cities
of Eastern Canada today, and In the busy towns clustered
in the district. They may be seen, too, in the revenue returns of the province and in the public services throughout
Nova Scotia wliieh could not have been extended and
efficiently maintained without the large provincial income
Which flows from the steel and coal industry of Cape
What was the position of Sydney in 1899? A comparatively small village of 2,500 people, having a place of no
greater importance in tlie life of the province' than other
communities of similar size. Today Sydney is a city of
25,000 or 28,000 people, the second city in size in the province, tlie third city in size in the Maritime Provinces, the
centre of the greatest industrial district east of Montreal.
Tbe cause* of growth is the development of the steel and
coal industry in and nbout th city.
The men In authority in the British Empire Steel Corporation have not divulged, in any detail, their plans
affecting Sydney and Cape Breton county. But when it is
remembered that the corporation is the largest consolidation in the Britisli Empire, with scores of millions of
dollars at its command, is it rash to say that when its
plans are fully matured they will mean mo're for this city
and this district than the investment of twenty years ago?
It is not raoh. Reason dictates belief that development
and progress will be upon an unprecedented scale. It will
not come in a day or a month, but Sydney and all Cape
Breton are on tiie eve of a tremendous forward step.
But "outside"' capital cannot do it all, welcome thupgb
that capital and tlie men who represent it may be. . If
Sydney and tlie county are to gain full advantage from the
opportunities which the formation of the new corporation
throw open, it can only be by the cordial co-operation of
the people and the company. People and corporation must
work together, co-operating warmly because the success
and prosperity of people and corporation are locked up
together. With this co-operation, what days of wonderful
progress may quickly be reached!
The Canadian goveriHnent issues a monthly bulletin
from the office of the Commission ot Conservation. The
June number contained a note ou the 1919 fire loss. The
figures are rather different from what one usually sees
quoted, and show in reality what the fire hazard cost the
people of the Dominion, as follows:
Paid to insurance companies     $40,000,000
Upkeep of fire departments   and   Interest   on
investment in equipment         S.700,000
Losses not covered by insurance  ,        5,800,000
A total of     $54,500,000
The amounts are given iu round numbers, the resultant
total of fiftyrfour and a half million dollars being Canada's
burden or tax on account of the lire menace in 1919. It
works out at around $1.00 per head of the population.
Actually, it falls much more heavily than that figure suggests upon the heads of families who shoulder the expenses
of the household, as, of course, the burden enters as a
substantial factor in the cost of every necessity or luxury
the householder buys. Like thc poor, tlie fire menace is
and will be ever with us—the tax cannot be entirely
removed. But it could be considerably reduced. Dealing
with this side of the subject, the reduction of tlie lire burden, the article says:
This $54,000,000 was a direct charge against the production of Canada for 1919, and it wns paid by those who
produce; It was the penalty for neglect of one of thi) first
essentials uf property protection.-lire prevention. Canada
Is not in any position to continue this policy of lalssez faire
In regard to the (Ire waste. Houses are scarce, and building costs are exceedingly high."
Menuonite colonics It seems by nn means certain that their
exodus is guing to be as general us earlier reports would
indicate, says the Toronto Saturday Night. First of all
there is no good reason to suppose that the United States
authorities are going tu be any more '-lenient with these
people than has Canada. There seems now to be no
unanimity of opinion among these Mennonltes. Some
families are prepared to quite while others announce that
they will obey the laws and stay on. For instance, Premier
.Martin recently made the statement that the progressive
Mennonltes of the Waldheim district, Saskatchewan, were
keen lo learn English as well as secure the best educational
facilitls that tbe province afforded.
From tlie comments published lu the United States papers
relative tu these Meunonites migrating over the International boundary, one might judge that they wlll not be received with any degree of enthusiasm. The Minneapolis
Journal goes on to say that It refuses to believe the statement that A. Mitchell Palmer, tbe U. S. Attorney-General,
bad promised these people immunity from military service
and freedom from supervision of their schools.. "We have,"
says the journal, "too many such foreign communities iu
our midst now—little Russlas, little Germanys, little Italys,
and the like. The problem of penetrating and leavening
them with Americanism is already heavy enough without
Household expenses may be high, but tlle home is always
worth keeping up. no matter what It costs. Likewise, government expenses aro high, but the government—the
United States—is worth It. BUT—if we found tbat our
household needs required only 7 per cent, of what we were
spending, and that the other da per cent, did not contribute
all to tlie real  needs and wortli of the home, what
would we say? Tbat ls exactly the situation with regard
to our government expenditures. Our nation is a great
household, and only 7 per cent, of our government expenses goes into the real and worthy work of government.
Where docs the 93 per cent, go? In paying interfJst on
recent and previous wars—just tlie Interest, mark you!
—Henry Ford.
A rapid depopulation of fish off the Southern California
Coast is said to be caused by the wasteful methods employed by tlie Japanese fishermen.
The tax levied by thc city on near-beer bars is a business
tax, whatever it may be called. Near beer Is, by definition,
a temperance drink and logically everybody should have
as much right to sell It as to sell shoes. If the near-beer
merchant pays a business tax, why shouldn't other merchants do likewise.—Sun.
A great sensation has been caused at Allahabad. India,
by a photograph taken of the body of a native previous to
the burning of It. Five other figures appeared on the
photographic plnte, two of them being the dead man's wife
and son who had been dead for years. They were instantly
Special Sale of Remnants of Voiles, Dress Goods,
Ginghams, Flannelettes, etc.
' Extra Special Values in Fancy Dress Muslins
specially priced to clear at   '
25c., 35c., and 45c. per yard.
Ladies' Tweed, Serge and Beach Cloth Skirts
Also special values in All-Wool Navy Sergt* Accordeon-Pleated Skirts.
Ladies' Man-Tailored Wash Suits
"in Mercerized Cotton Poplins, in the newest styles, in two shades only, (j»1 O KA
Light Blue and Old Rose.   Specially priced at, each     CXtl.tFVr
Special Sale of Ladies' Blouses
In Voiles, Striped Crepes and Muslin.
Prices from	
Clark's Pork and Beans 7 tins $1.00
Quaker Pork and Beans 11 tins $1.00
Alber's Buckwheat Flour, per pkt 45c
Heinz Baked Beans 2 tins 35c
Cream of Wheat 2 pkts: 65c
Corn Flakes 2 pkts. 25c
Granulated Sugar, 20-lb. sack $4.80
Yellow Sugar, per lb 22'/2c
Pacific Milk, large size 7 tins 95c
Pacific Milk, small tins per dozen 90c
Purity Flqur, per sack $3.85
Five Roses Flour, per sack $3.90
Royal Standard Flour, per sack $3.95
Tea in bulk, Broken Orange-Pekoe, lb. 55c
Worcestershire Sauce 2 bottles 25c
Cherries, Black Currants, Raspberries,
Cantaloupes, Bananas, Watermelons,
Plums, Apples, Oranges, Tomatoes,
Rhubarb, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Potatoes
and Cucumbers.
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
July 31, 1920.
Good Health Depends
on Sound Sleep
We can mah\e you comfortable
GOOD    SERVICEABLE    COTTON    FELT    MATTRESSES at $20.00, $22.00 and $21.00 each.
from $6.00 to $16.50 each.
STEEL BEDS, in white and Verni Martin finishes;
good designs; a choice assortment at prices ranging
up to $50.00.
PILLOWS to suit your choice.
BLANKETS, in white, grey ana* red.
A. McKinnon
Complete House Furnishers
Cumberland, B.C.
There's The
Promptness in-answering the telephone is a mark of
courtesy shown the caller. It is also a help to the
operator for it enables her to complete the call and to
give her attention to others.
Telephone calls should be answered promptly, for
sometimes the calling person does not wait and "hangs
up." If this happens, the subscriber who has been
called should not blame the operator when she asks him
to "excuse it, please."
British Columbia Telephone Co.
That Stand the Test
WHEN considering the purchase of nn automobile,
be sure you select a reliable car—one that will
stand the test. We are 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 of 1 to 5 tons.
By Consul I'eiicnil Credit. Jl*. Ryder,
Vancouver, IM'., In Commerce Reports.
She: "I hope, dear, the ring you just
gave me isn't a cheap Imitation."
He: "No, darling; it's the most expensive Imitation I could find."
She (after tbe quarrel)—Leave
Ho (confused)—Why-er-you've
them all!
In a recent interview Mr. E. S.
Oliver, an industrial chemist and
specialist on wood products, who has
made a study of methods of extracting the maximum amount of resin
from trees without Injury to the growing tree, gave some interesting dad
valuable Information In connection
with tbe turpentine Industry, which is
attracting considerable attention
among persons Identified with the development of tlie resources of British
Columbia. Mr. Oliver, who has in the
past conducted investigations In
Mexico and Central America and In
the forests of Russia, Sweden, Germany, and the Mediterranean countries, states that the greatest potential source of turpentine and resin
chemicals lies in British Columbia.
At the last session of the provincial
legislature there was passed an
amendment to the Forest Act, whereby
the provincial government Is authorized to issue "resin leases" and to collect a royalty on three-quarters of a
cent a gallon on all resin gathered in
addition to the fees and rentals paid
Into the Forest Protection Fund. The
amendment was.passed only after demonstrations by, and reports from,
forestry officials showing that tapping
for resin does not Injure the growing
The Oliver Method of Collection.
Some of the Interesting history ot
this new Industry was revealed when
Mr. Oliver pointed out that the very
first ship which came from England to
the shores of America bore instructions, written in the hand of Queen
Elizabeth herself, as to the method to
be employed iu securing tree resin.
And," he added, "curiously enough,
■n this continent the very same
methods are still followed. It Is an
industry which has shown no improvement ln its methods of collecting its
raw material."
Under the old system of scarifying
the barks of the trees and collecting
tlie resin after the more volatile elements had become oxydlzed by contact vith the air, it was not possible
to secure more than 17% per cent, of
turpentine. In Canada, the highest
production in any of the eastern plants
was 1&% per cent. Under Mr. Oliver's
tests, the lowest he has received was
33 per cent., or 1 per cent, higher than
In Germany, where the resin by-product industry has been developed to
an art.
Without disclosing any of the secrets
of the process it may be said that Mr.
Oliver achieves his results by boring
a very small hole into the tree trunk
and hermetically sealing It to an airtight flask. In this way, Instead of
Injury being done to tbe timber, the
growth of the tree is aided. The resin
being in the nature of fecal matter
which the tree Is seeking to rid Itself
ot, the quality of the timber and the
rapidity of its growth are aided, the
small drain holes not affecting the
efforts of the trees to send up sap and
build up new cells.
Mini}' Valuable Resin Products.
Among the many valuable products
obtained as a result of experiments
with British Columbia Douglas fir
resins are turnpeatlne. Br oils, which
form the base of "fruit" extracts used
;it soda fountains, medical oils, etc.,
and resins which make varnishes of
the highest grade. Printing Inks are
also made from the resin. One of the
most Interesting ls Burgundy pitch.
which, instead of being "pitch" black.
Is snowy white. Its greatest value is
as a white ink for use in lithographic
"The greatest satisfaction," says Mr.
Oliver, "Is that the Industry will be a
constructive one, Instead of a destructive one as practiced in the southern
pine forests of the United State*.
Every tree, no matter how small or
how ill-shapen, so long as it Is healthy
can be made revenue producing. It
will help the lumber Industry and will
Itself become the greatest single industry in the province."
Company Working on |'ortei Inland.
A local concern has started operations on Cortez Island, at the mouth
of Campbell River, where 20 men are
employed. Tlie men now engaged ln
the work are mostly ranchers In that
locality, but It is the intention of the
Vancouver company to put on about
200 workmen. The method of pursuing operations is to secure sap rights
from private owners. It is estimated
that a block of about 100 acres of
Douglas fir gives about 800 barrels of
pitch per year, or a total of about
12,000 gallons. The rancher is also
provided with employment, if he so
desires, at $5 per day. Thc majority
of the landowners on Cortez Island
and adjacent districts are holding
their property for the ultimate timber
wealth, but the establishment of this
new Industry Is adding much to the
value of the forests.
Tbe company Is working on trees
not less than 10 inches in diameter.
Some of the larger trees are said to
yield upward of 40 gallons at the first
tapping. The pitch comes forth In
colors varying from a bright green
and deep red to a milky white. The
color denotes the quality of the product, the bright green being of the
highest grade. One gallon of sap produces about one-third gallon of high-
grade "turps." while the residue is
rich ln valuable by-products.
Forestry experts declare the Douglas Br to be the most valuable tree In
tbe world for commercial purposes,
not even excepting the rubber tree.
The market Is also extensive, while
the price obtainable for turpentine and
other resin products is four times that
of pre-war days.
Twenty-Five Boys Spent a Most
Enjoyable Fortnight Under
Canvas at Page's Point.
Camp Laf-a-Lot is closed. This was
the boys' camp that has been conducted at Page's Point, near Nanaimo, for
two weeks under the auspices ot the
Nanaimo County Y. M. C. A., which
district Includes Cumberland. An aggregation of twenty-five boys spent all
or part of the time nt this beautiful
camping spot, under canvas, bathing
In the exhilarating ocean, fishing, in
physical drills and group games upon
the grounds, hiking through the woods
and in every conceivable way that the
call of the outside suggested.
Boys from twelve to seventeen years
of age were present. Some with considerable camping experience, others
with not so much. The earnestness
with which the boys tried to adjust
themselves to the camp life was
marked from its very opening.
There was considerable labor involved in conducting tlie camp as the
cooking and serving were all done by
the boys themselves under the supervision of the camp director, Mr. C. B.
McKinnon. The fact that the camp
was cnt off from the outside world by
several miles, involved considerable
work, too; then the water supply,
which was obtained from a beautiful
spring creek, was fully half a mile
from the camp site. All these seeming disadvantages were from a educational standpoint real advantages to
the boys and the increased efficiency
with which this work was done and
camp obligations executed on the part
of the boys was marked by the director. It was a real training in citizenship.
The camp was most successful from
every standpoint, and the boys regretted that the camp came to a close all
too soon.
"LIFTS" 55 CASES OF     *
EDMONDS.—Chief Constable Devitt
ot Burnaby Is investigating a report
of an alleged bold theft of liquor by a
bogus policeman from Jeng Ynt Cho.
proprietor of a piggery.
Some weeks ago the Burnaby police
raided tlle premises In question and
seized a quantity of liquor which was
afterwards returned, as Jeng contended successfully that the premises on
which the liquor was found constituted a private dwelling.
Early the other morning two autoB
stopped outside the piggery and a man
wearing a metal badge and carrying
in his hand a blue document demunded
admittance. Pointing to bis badge
and waving the blue paper in an officious manner the bogus policeman
"raided" thc premises aud removed Si
casta of Scotch whiskey, leaving 11
cases of Chinese liquor behind.
TO ERECT $200,000 FISH
Plans have been prepared for a large
fish oil and fish meal plant which is to
be erected at once on the outskirts of
Nanaimo. The plant wlll comprise a
large frame warehouse building. 40 by
60 feet In size, together with a separate boiler house and hunk hojises for
the staff. The first Item of the undertaking will be the construction of a
300-foot wharf to provide landing and
shipping facilities for material and
plant. The warehouse building as
well as the bunk houses will also be
erected on pile foundations. Thc undertaking will Involve an outlay of
about $20,000.
Angler (describing a catch)—"The
trout was so long-I tell you I never
saw such a fish."
Rustic—"Noa. Oi don't suppose ye
ever did."
"Old City" Brand
Strawberry Jam
In 2 lb and 4 lb Glass Jars
Thc large, whole Strawberries look very tempting in
the glass sealers.
Mumford and Walton
"a Grocers, Cumberland.
Luxury Tax Removed
from  Electric Heating
You will be interested to know that the efforts of
manufacturers of Electric Heating Appliances and of
others interested, have been successful in securing the
removal of the 10 per cent. Luxury Tax on nickle-
plated Electric Heating Appliances.
We quote herewith a recent letter from R. W. Bread-
ner, Commissioner of Taxation, to a manufacturer of
"In reply to your letter of the 15th inst., I may state
that the luxury tax applies to articles plated with gold
or silver adapted for household or offlce use. Nickle-
plated electric heating appliances are exempt."
Some of the more important arguments used were:
1st—In almost all communities of the Dominion of
Canada it is actually more economical to iron, toast,
cook, etc., with electric appliances than by any other
The proposed legislation, therefore, would be taxing
an economy rather than a luxury.
2nd—Appliances made from steel and iron require
a covering of something to protect them from the
action of rust.
Nickle is'the best and most economical for this
Whereas certain mischievously inclined persons havo
tampered with 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 tbat it is a serious
offence to tamper with such valves, and should the offending parties be apprehended "they will bo prosecuted to the
very fullest extent of the law.
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
P.O. 314
The Rexall Store
i Six
July 31, 1920.
Music and Photoplays \    W
Peggy Hyland Calls Them One
Harmless Specie* of Reptile—
Holds Snobbery is Natural.
By Peggy Hyland.
are one harmless species ol
I like anobB.
Some folks, I know, abhor them but
the snubfi are not to be blamed for
thai. In fact, as Thackeray has reminded u^. criticizing a snob may be
one  way  of confessing snobbishness.
SiMiltH urn a good deal like the froth
mi beer nut to he taken seriously.
To complain of them or to deride them
is to confess subnormal development
of t.i;t' bump of humor.
The greatest and original authority
on the subject tells us that "first the
world wa8 made; then, as a matter of
course, snobs." But the atmosphere
on which they fattened was there be-
forp them—even before the world was
made perhaps.
Pretender is the best synonym 1
know for snob. And why, I beg of
you, should we begrudge anyone the
privilege of pretending? The world
is cursed with too much realism—too
much truth—anyway. Hence fiction
and tlie djrama—poetry and the ice
man's imagination—motion pictures—
The worst'sort of snob, I presume,
is the one who apes and cringes to his
superiors and is overbearing toward those he considers beneath him
But as that is a mental attitude on his
part, it may be combatted by strength
of will. The magazine advertising
pages of today are full of news of the
remedy—books that make snobs
the snobless aud swell the snobbery of
snnhlings to the bursting point.
We will agree, won't we, that "It is
impossible, in our condition of society," and perhaps even in Bolsheviki
society, " not to be sometimes a snob?"
If you do not agree now, you will,
I am certain, after you have seen the
snobs about whom George Ban* Mc-
Cutcheon wrote in "Cowardice Court."
William Pox has dramatized Mr. Mc-
Cutchopn's book and has cast me in a
snob-surrounded role. As an actresB
1 took snobbishness seriously, and the
misery is — well, see "Cowardice
Court" tonight at the llo-Ilo Theatre.
*   *   *
Should a widower marry a second
time to give his child a mother? This
is one of the questions which come up
for settlement, and which furnish
some of the dramatic scenes In Pauline
Frederick's latest Goldwyn picture,
"Bonds of Love," which will be shown
at the Ilo-llo on Tuesday next.
Iu the photodrama, the child is being "mothered" by a selfish aunt who
knows only her own comfort or discomfort, and who never thinks of the
child's honest desire to play. As the
boy is a real mischevous lad, his lift
is one round of spankings. However,
a new governess is engaged who understands his needs and the void which
the missing mother has made. And
•hi- succeeds in filling the breach.
What should the father do? His action and how he was impelled to follow it is dramatically told in "Bonds
of Love."
*   *   *
tar of "Pinto" Shows What Can
Be Done With Adoring Parents if One Knows How.
lug out ot the room. confides her
troubles to her sympathetic parasite,
Cassel. Looey recognizes In the second butler, Lousy, his old pal and
former bartender of the Mesquite bar
whom Pop. has employed. That night
Pinto hears Bob's father berating him
under her window. She has taken a
liking to Bob; and, determined to help
him. she lasaoos the young fellow
from her balcony, and draws him up
into her room. Mrs. Audry Is hull's
nant at discovering a man climbing
luta "that girl's" window, and leaves
the next day for their summer home
on the Hudson.
In anguish at the thought that she
Is a home-breaker, Pinto gets Bob to
take her to the summer home, Intend
ing to explain to "Mrs. Audry. There
she comes upon the ultra-moral wo
man kissing Cassel. To preserve
Pop's happiness, she decided to keep
him In Ignorance of the matter.
Before leaving, Mrs. Audry had arranged for a charity entertainment for
the benefit of the orphans. It was the
first social event in which Pop had
evinced any interest. To prevent its
falling through. Pinto stages a Wild
West show for the society audience.
All goes well until Mrs. Audry has
Cassel get Louey drunk. He rides iu
on a horse, shooting wildly, and the
audience flees panic-stricken. The
time has come for a showdown, and
Pinto tells Pop of his wife's deception
He returns to Arizona with the girl
Bob accompanies them, for he and
Pinto have come to an understanding
and, if indications count for anything
they were probably married right after the picture's ending. The picture
will be shown at the Ilo-llo on Monday
evening. ■.
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LONDON'.—Pictures of a race he
twee the Shamrock and* Resolute, described as having been transmitted by
photo-telegraphy, were printed iu The
Daily Mirror.
Tho newspaper admits they are imperfect, and not wholly accurate, but
claims that when the experimental
stage of transmitting photographs by
telegraph is passed, and when the apparatus is developed, It wlll be pos.
slble to transmit pictures by this pro
cess to any part of the world.
.   *   .
Latest Production Starring This
Emotional Movie Star, is the
Story of a Mother Love and
Family Jealousy.
One father is usually enough for any
girl to handle, but Mabel Xormand has
live in her latest Goldwyn picture,
"Pinto." They are live ranch owners
in whose care Pinto's real father left
hor when he died years before. She
lias grown up to a wonderfully at
tractive girl, and each of the fivt
guardians adores her as though she
were his own daughter, Pinto Is a
hoydeniBh, self-reliant little soul, but
unspoiled hy tho Indulgence of her
guardians. She rules them like a
tyrant, listening to their commands
but doing just exactly as she pleases.
They Anally decide to send her to Now
*iork to visit witli Pop Audry {George
Nichols), a former ranchman who
has moved to the East to please his
vile, a social climber. Accompanied
by iter cowboy "nurse," Looey (Edward Jobson) and Legs, her pony,
Pinto arrives in New York and finds
that it Is not the big ranch she had
imagined. Bob De Witt (Cullen Lan-
dis), n young fellow living next to
Audry. bears Pinto ask a milkman to
direct her to her destination, and
offers to take her to the Audry mansion In his machine. They arrive during afternoon tea. Pop Is delighted to
see the girl, but snobbish Mrs. Audry
ignores  (lie Introduction, and, stalk-
Pauline Frederick's latest Goldwyn
picture, "Bonds of Love," is a powerful emotional photodrama worthy of
the sterling ability of' the versatile
Btar. In none of Miss Frederick's recent pictures has she been called upon
to play the _ awakening Instinct of(
mother love; but in her new Bcreen
vehicle, which comes to the llo-Ilo on
Tuesday, she assumes the role of a
second wife who has sincerely grown
to love the child of her husband's first
wife and is willing to sacrifice herself
for the sake of the child's welfare.
This unusual combination of self-
sacrifice and mother love for another's
child develops Into a masterly climax
iu wliieh Miss Frederick has many opportunities to reveal some of the
subtlest touches which have ever been
seen in photodramas. Her ability to
express suppressed emotional struggle
has been shown ln her recent pictures, "The Fear Woman," and "The
Pence of Roaring River." And In
"Bonds of Love" fresh opportunities
for disclosing her understanding of
repressed acting occur in every reel.
The young boy In the picture gives
a remarkable performance of tlie
child. Frankie Lee was called upon
to assume the part, aud lie immediately struck up a delightful friendship with Miss Frederick, which made
their many scenes together realistic
Interpretations of an unusual affection
between mother and child.
Some of the scenes in "Bonds of
Love" jfcre taken at Santa Catallna
Island, where Miss Fj^derlck in a racing motor boat performed a thrilling
rescue of the child who had jumped
Into a launch and was heading for the
rocks which guard the narrows to the
open sea. Beside* the rescue, many
other scenes on Catallna Island unfold the sunlit heauty of this garden
spot In the Pacific.    •
9      .      .
Daughter*? "Oh, father, how grand
It is to be alive! The world is too
good for anything. Why Isn't everyone happy?"
Papa: "Who Is he this time?"
Mae Murray, Maid of Many Moods,
and one of the screen's most beautiful blondes, will be the stellar attraction at the Ilo-llo Theatre on Thursday evening of next week, when a big
1)111 is being presented.
"Twin Pawns" Is the title of the
photoplay, which has been produced,
directed and adapted by Leonce Perret
from a novel, "The Woman in White."
by Wilkie Collins.
The picture makes' no pretence of
being anything but what It ls-'-a highly seasoned drama in elaborate settings. Warner Oland, whose ability
U* portray screen villiflns has been In
constant demand ever since he appeared In "Patria," has a part that
will be coveted by every actor whose
specialty is villains. It's a corking
role, and Oland realizes its every pos-
sillblty. '    .
Henry G. Sell, previously known as
Gsell and a regular figure in Pathe
pictures, is the hero and J. W. Johnston, the father. While the caste of
principals is small, hundreds of "extras" were used ln the race-track, ball
room and factory scenes. Mr. Perret
will be recalled as the director of that
recent Pathe success, "The Thirteenth
Anyone desiring to "cook up*1 a
melodramatic plot will find the following recipe absolutely reliable. Tbe
ingredients are;
One heroine named Mae Murray
Cast her in the dual role of twin sis
ters who have been separated since
^childhood, neither knowing of the existence of the other.
A rich father who Idolizes one
daughter and believes tbe other dead
J. W. Johnston answers the part admirably. ,
A conscienceless villain with a lust
for greed. Warner (Hand's long stage
and screen experience has taught him
just how to do .It.
A youthful 'sweetheart always ready
to come to the rescue.
Mix ingredients thoroughly and
spice with a forced marriage of the
rich twin to the villain, a vial of
poison, a death-bed promise, an insane
asylum and a ghost. Turn this combination over to the directorial genius
of Leonce Perret.
For results, see Mae Murray in "The
Twin Pawns" at the Ilo-llo on Thursday next.
a    *   *
Do you know who made shell-
rlmmed glasses famous?
Do you know who can be funny
without being fat, or skinny, or without wearing grotesque moustaches or
wigs, or without wearing misfit
Answer:   Harold Lloyd.
For five years Harold Lloyd has
been handing out the public a laugh
every week—an unheard of record!
Recently It was decided to make the
Harold Lloyd comedies two reels in
length, instead of one, and to make
room for the laughs which will come
with more frequency and verve.
Clean, wholesome comedies is the
aim of Hal B. Rotich. the Rolin comedy producer responsible for every
picture Harold Lloyd has been in during the past five years.
"Captain Kidd's Kids," the second of
the $100,000 two-reelers, hits the bull's
eye. Tt boasts a real plot embellished
with scores of beautiful girls who
make the most delectable pirates you
ever saw, a riot ofacoinedy action, nnd
comedy titles that only H. M. Walker
knows how to write.
Harold Lloyd plays the role of the
boy who celebrated well, but unwisely,
on the eve of his wedding day. Hebe
Daniels is the girl who is taken to hei
mother to the Canary Islands to forget. Harry Pollard ls Lloyd's valet,
and a bevy of blondes, brunettes and
salmon pinks are the pirates who
figure conspicuously and pulchrltudln-
ously in the plot.
"Captain Kidd's Kids" wlll be at the
llo-Ilo Theatre on Thursday next.
.   .   .
KANSAS CITY.—Thousands of motion picture films, valued at $1,000,000,
were destroyed by fire which followed
an explosion in the vaults of the Famous Players Corporation in the Kansas City Film Exchange building last
week.   The employees escaped Injury.
The explosion spread to the vaults
of the Metro Pictures Corporation on
the floor below. Both vaults were
completely gutted.
The films tia'd never been exhibited.
Officials of both corporations said that
the loss was not covered by Insurance.
Saturday, July 31st
Peggy Hyland
Also Seventh Episode of Jack Dempsey in
"Daredevil Jack"
Monday, August 2nd
Pinto is a girl of the West who has grown up under the guardianship
of five ranchmen in whose care, her father left her when she died. Her
daring exploits on her pony, Legs, nearly drive the cowboys'on the ranch
to distraction. Consequently, they are overjoyed at the news that Pinto
is to go to New York for a year to visit with Pop Audry. Pinto's first
shock in New York comes with the knowledge that New York is not a
ranch as she had thought.. You will get much enjoyment viewing this film.
Tuesday, August 3rd
He thought the handwriting was his
wife's. And it WAS his wife's, but
not the wife he thought. He had
confused'Wife No. 1 with Wife No. 2,
and it almost caused a dissolution, of
the family. His old wife's love letters were produced as testimony to
the perfidy of his second wife. You
will find this complication the theme
of a most interesting photoplay.
Bonds of Love! We have ajl felt
them. And we will all find our feelings reexpressed in the remarkable
Goldwyn photoplay starring Pauline
Frederick. With all the skill of the
screen dramatist's art, this new play
has been put together. With all the
beauty of an art director's imagination this new photoplay has been
picturized.   You surely will see it.
Thursday, August 5th
An adaptation from -Wilkie Collins' famous novel, "The Woman in White."
Daisy White was brought up in poverty by her unhappy mother—Violet
White lived in the lap of luxury with her wealthy father. Fate played
Daisy in the keeping of a conscienceless man who craved power and Wealth,
and his cunning plan devised a diabolical plan ihat brought about the
realization of his greed.—Five intensely interesting and dramatic acts.
"Captain Kidds Kidds"
Also Seventh Episode of
"THE BLACK SECRET" July 31, 1920.
A Get Acquainted
Entering the tenth year of community service, the "British Columbia
Monthly" greets you. Because of subscription additions, general distribution through news-agents is suspended. Only a lew copies aro left of the
Midsummer Number, with its art insert of "B. C. Beauty Spots," etc.
The regular rates for this ".Magazine
of the Canadian West" are: One year,
?1.75; two years, $3; but by using this
advertisement, new readers may have
twelve issues mailed to their homes
for one dollar.
it. <. .11. Publishing Office,
11(H) Bute (Street* Vancouver, it. (.
Name _ y
Address    x	
Enclosed lind Otie dollar fur twelve
issues per "Get-Acquainted" option.
Sale of City Lots
SEALED TENDERS are Invited for
the purchase of:
Lot 2, Block 15, Jill) S22A
Lot 8, Block E, Map 522A
Lot 7, Itlo.'k 4, Mil) 522
In the corporate limits ut' tlie City of
Cumberland, us authorized in the City
ot Cumberland Land Sale Bylaws No.
1.. 1919, and No. 2, 1!I20, to each of
which of the aforesaid lots the City of
Cumberland   holds    an    Indefeasible
Tenders must ho sealed   and   forwarded to the City Clerk.
July 9th, 1920. City Clerk.
'       tf
SEALED TENDERS addressed lo
the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for repairs to wharf at Campbell River,
B.C." will be received at this office until 12 o'clock noon, Tuesday, August
17, 19211, for repairs to wharf at Camp-
hell River, District of Como.x-Atlin, B.
Plans und forms of contract can be
seen und specifications aud forms of
tender obtained at this Department,
at the oltice nf tlie District Engineer
at Victoria, B. 0,1 and at tlie Post
Office, Campbell River, B. C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made ou printed forms supplied
by tlie Department and in accordance
with conditions contained therein.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque ou a chartered
bank payable to the order of the Minister ot Publlc Works, equal to 10 p.c.
of the amount of tlie tender. War
Loan Bonds of the Dominion will also
he accepted us security, or War Bonds
aud cheques, if required to make up
an odd amount.
NOTE.—Blue prints can be obtained
at this Department by depositing an
accepted bank clicque for the sum of
$10.00, payable to the order of the
Minister of Public Works, which will
be relumed if the intending bidder
submit a regular bid.
By ord,er.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, July 17, 1920.
Kelson District, Vancouver  Island.
TAKE NOTICE tliat the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, of
Victoria, B. C, Colliery Owners, intend
to apply for permission to lease the
following lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark threo feet, (3 ft.)
East from the South-East comer post
of Lot 11, Nelson District, thence East
sixteen hundred feet (1600 ft.) to the
approximate low water mnrk, thence
Southerly along the approximate low
water mark to a point due East from
the South-East corner of tho North
Fractional halt of the South-West
quarter of Section 32, thence West to
aforesaid comer 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 coramenceme'rit,
containing iu all ninety-six (96) acres
more or less.
Charles Graham, Agent.
Dated June 22nd, 1920. 28-8
. Marocchi Bros.
Grocers and
Cumberland and Courtenay, B.C.
License No. 8-25489
Diminutive   Portable   Wireless
Outfit is the Invention of'
a Britisher.
The latest British wireless Invention
is a portable wireless telegraph receiver. The whole apparatus—receiving coil, tuning condenser, two valve
detectors, accumulator, dry battery,
transformers aud reaction coil—goes
into a box which Is only fourteen
inches deep. Tlie cover of thc box
lifts oil' its hinges and forms a base
witii a pivot on which the recoiver
can be rotated so as to get the strongest signals according to tlie direction
iu which the waves are coming. A
compass card on the cover enables thc
receiver to be Bet in the correct position for receiving from certain stations. With this little appliance,
which weighs only 20 pounds, signals
can lie read ln Great Britain from the
largest stations lu France and Germany as well as in England, without
any additional wires. The signals,
which are read In a telephone, are
clearly audible In a reasonably quiet
A new edition of a map of Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta giving the
number of quarter-sections available
foi- homestead entry in each township
witli die boundaries and offices of government land agencies has beeu issued
by the Natural Resources Intelligence
Branch of the Department of the Interior.   Tills new edition clearly indi-
ates all railways, forest reserves,
parks and Indian reserves, also the
land which baa been reserved for soldier settlement purposes. Tlie size of
thc map is 24 inches by 36 Indies and
the scale 35 miles to tbo inch.
The Importance of tlie new edition
al the present time is apparent to
prospective settlers and everyone Interested in the development of land In
the western provinces. A copy of this
publication,  which   Is  known  as  the
Small Land Map of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta," may be obtained free of charge by applying to
the Superintendent of the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch of the Department of the Interior, at Ottawa.
The sull'erings so often endured by
pit ponies have beeu the subject of
much anxious .discussion for years
past. Humane societies have ugain
urged the substitution of machinery
tor ponies in mines. The experiment,
says The Animal World, has long been
successfully tried on the continent, It
has proved Its worth In Scotland, and
has recently given good results in al
least one English pit. The Manchester
Guardian, In a recent article, takes a
hopeful view of the subject and thinks
that at last economic considcVRtions
wlll achieve what humane efforts have
hitherto failed to accomplish. Mechanical transport has already been tested
In the Iron-ore mines of South Wales,
and Its success there has led to enquiries concerning its adoption In the
"ordinary coal mine. Designs have
been submitted to the Home Office, and
there is confident anticipation that not
only will tho designs be approved, but
that It Is merely a question of time
before (he pit pony, as such, ceases
to exist.
In a letter published in this week's
bulletin of the Department of Trade
and Commerce, Ottawa, Trade Commissioner D. H. Ross, wilting from
Melbourne, Australia, stresses the
point that Canadian manufacturers
should send their quotations to Australian and other overseas buyers only
upon the basis of "payment In Canadian funds," rather that stipulate for
payment in New York funds, as Is
frequently the case. The sentiment
of "trading within the Empire," he
said, was never stronger In Australia
tbat it is at the presont time.
MET T1IE.H BOTH.     •
The story ls told of a dowager whose
wealth and education were of exceedingly- recent acquisition. According
to her accounts, thc trip around the
world that she had completed had been
most successful. Some of her friends
were questioning her about the places
of interest she had visited.
"Did you see the Dardanelles?"
asked one,
"And tlie Himalayas?" enquired another.
"Why, certainly," replied the dowager. "I dined with both of thom in
A wife complains that her husband
robber her silk stocking of $162. Tlle
poor man was only trying to find
enough money to pay for it.
Programme of Sports
Canadian Collieries Picnic
(Continued from Page One)
11:00 u.ni. -Boys' Pillow Fight, 15 years and under.
1st prize, value $3.00: 2nd, value $1.50.
11.00 U.UI.—Quoltlng Competition, Scotch Style, 18 yards.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
11.00 ii.iu.   Quoltlng Competition, English Style, 11 yards.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
11.00 a.m.—Girls' Potuto Race, 15 years and under.
1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd, value $2.00; 3rd, value $1.00.
11.05 una—Boys' Cracker-Eating Competition, 10 years and
1st prize, value $2.00; 2nd, value $1.50; 3rd, value $1.00.
11.05 u.m.- Girls' Skipping Race. 10 years and under.
1st prize, value $2.00; 2nd, value $1.50; 3rd, value $1.00.
11.10 a.m.- Hoys' Race. 8 years and under, 50 yards.
1st prize, valuo $1.50; 2nd, value $1.00; 3rd, value 60c.
-11.10 a.m.—Girls' Race, 8 years and under, 50 yards.
1st prize, value $1.50; 2nd, value $1.00; 3rd, value 50c.
11.15 a.m.   Boys' Human Wheelbarrow Race, 10 years and
1st prize, vale $2.00;. 2nd, value $1.00.
11.20 a.m.—Girls' Potato Rare, 10 years and under.
1st prize, value $2.00; 2nd, value $1.50; 3rd, value $1.00.
No third prize In any event unless there are more than S entries.
11.30 a.m. -Boys' 100 Yards Dash, 15 years and under.
,1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd, value $2.00; 3rd, value $1.00.
11.110 a.m.—Girls' 100 Yards Dash, 15 years and under.
1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd, value $2.00; 3rd, value $1.00.
11.40 a.m.—First Aid Contest) gold medals.
1st prize, $25.00; 2nd, $15.00. Second prize only when
there are more than two teams in competition. Each
team to bring Its own equipment.
12 to 1.30—Lunch.  Address by Mr. II. S. Fleming, President
of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited.
Bosche Competition. First prize, value $10; 2nd, value $8.
1.30 p.m.—Japanese Obstacle Race.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
1.40 p.m.   Single Women's Race, 75 yards.
1st prize, value $5.00; 2nd, value $2.50; 3rd, value $1.50.
1.50 p.m.   100 Yards Hash (open).
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $6.00.
2.00 p.m.—Married Women's Race, 75 yards.
1st prize, value $5.00; 2nd, value $3.00; 3rd, value $1.60.
2.00 p.m.—100 Yards Handicap; Employees only.
' 1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00.
2.00 p.m.—First Pull   of   Tug-of-Wiir;   final   takes   place
at 5 p.m.
2.10 p.m. -Old Men's Race, 50 years and over.
1st prize, value $5.00; 2nd, value $2.50.
2.15 p.m.   Chinese Race, 440 yards.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
2.20 p.m.—Running High Jump.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
2.35 p.m.—Running Hop, Step and Jump.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
3.00 p.m.—Putting 16-pound Shot
1st prize, value $7.50; 2nd, value $5.00.
3.15 'p.m.—Japanese Race, 440 yards.
1st prize, vulue $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
3.25 p.m.—Pasl Barrel Race. *
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
3.30 pan. -410 Yards Race.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00.
3.35 p.m.—Married Women's .Vall-Drhlng Competition.
1st prize, value $5.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
8.45 p.m.- Returned Soldiers' Race, 100 yards.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00. -
3.50 p.m. -Committeemen's Race, 100 yards.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00.
Chinese Tug-of-War) 7 men a side) on cleats.
1st prize, value $36.00.
Japanese Tug-of-War; 7 men a side; on cleats.
1st prize, value $35.00.
4.00 p.m.—Women's  Needle-and-Thread  Competition.
1st prize, value $5.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
4.05 p.m.—Bandsmen's Race, 100 yards.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00.
4.10 p.m.—Chinese Race, 220 yards.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
4.15 p.m.   NHII Yards Rare.
1st prize, value $8.00; 2nd, value $4.00.
4.25 p.m.—Committeemen's Obstacle Race.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
U0 p.m. —Japanese Wrestling.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
4.30 p.m.—Tug-of-War; 10 men n side; on cleats; 7 minutes,
1 pull.
1st prize, value $100.00; 2nd. value $50.00.
1.50 p.m.—100 Yards Handicap, Employees only.
1st prize, value $10.00; 2nd, value $5.00.
5.15 ii.iu.- Walking Match, 1 mile.
1st prize, value $6.00; 2nd, value $3.00.
9.110 mm.   BASEBAIX FOR JCMORS. Open lo all Employees of
tlle Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited.
1st prize, value $5.00 a man; 2nd, value $3.00 a man.
11.00 u.m.—BASEBALL.   Open to all Employees of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited.
1st prize, value $7.00 a man; 2nd, value $3.00 a man.
2.IKI p.m.   FOOTBALL (live men a side).   Open to all Employees
of the  Canadian   Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited,  and
teams by Invitation.
1st prize, value $20.00 a man; 2nd, value $10.00 a man.
Iu case of there being no outside teams entering, the
prizes will be $10.00 and $5.00 per man.
There must be more than two teams in the above competitions
to take second prize.
Music by Cumberland City Bund.   P. Monti, Bandmaster.
MARCH—"Memphis   the   Majestic" Alexander
OVERTURE—"Gipsy Queen"  K. L. King
SELECTION—"Recollections of Scotland"  W. Rimmcr
WALTZ—"Violets and Pansies" Danlele Pecorlnl
MARCH—"Colossus of Columbia"  Alexander
OVERTURE—"The Maid of Orleans"  Michel Laurciu
SELECTION—"Norma"    Bellini
WALTZ—"Twilight Shadows" Danlele Pecorlnl
SERENADE—"A Night ln June"  K. L. King
MARCH—"Spirit of Independence" Abe Ilolzman
OVERTURE—"Sky Pilot"  A. M, Laurens
SELECTION—"My pld Kentucky Homo" W. Rimmcr
Is Your Car Equipped With
The New
Have you reatl the new Provincial Motor Act regarding headlights? The Act requires that all cars be
equipped with a non-glare light.
Cumberland Motor Works
J. H. CAMERON, Proprietor.
Cumberland, B.C.
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 the mind of the prospector delightful visions of affluance long deferred, but
the source of sure and real pleasure is a drink
of good, refreshing Silver Spring
Silver Spring Brewing Company
VICTORIA,   B. C.   .
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.
Wm. Douglas
Hay, Grain and
Mill Feed
Also Baby Chick Feed and >A\i
Kinds of Poultry Supplies.
Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance
Cumberland, B.C.
Charlie Sing Chong
Gi'oceries/.DryjGoods, ,'Boots and
Shoes, -.Crockeryware and
General Merchandise.
Our Motto:   TO PLEASE
A barber has four times
the shaving on Saturdays.
If people would get their
hair ctjt during week days
it would relieve the Saturday waiting.
A. OATZ, Proprietor
MRS.    VO.UNg
•133 Hastings St.,  W., Corner of
Orauvillo.      VANQODVBR, „c
First Class Accommodation.      Heated
throughout by Electricity.
WILLIAM JONES, Proprietor.
•,        Cumberland, B. C. fli^s
Page Eight
July 31, 1920.
By Forsyth
When you're all slicked up tn your new Spring clothes,
From the top of your head to the end of your toe.?,
With your swell silk shirt and likewise hose:
How does it make you feel?
Some brand new kicks and a three hone tie,
A new style lid that tickles the eye,
All dressed up like a regular guy!
Say!  How doe^ it make yaU feel?
You're all dolled up to tlie underwear,
You've forgotten to worry, you haven't a care,
You stride along with a jaunty air:
' That's how it makes you. feel.
Your outfit's fine, each thing the best.
Sure an you're born you're stylishly dressed,
If your underwear's not up to the rest:
How does it make you feel?
It's not your fault, you didn't know—
You're mighty willing to spend your dough,
liut have to be pleased with ju*t so-so:
How does It make you feel?
Our object in this is to put you wise—
You, and the rest of the well-dressed guys—
Our underwear will open your eyes.
How does that make you feel?
The kind that is made to wear and to please,
ln silks and fine fabrics and sucti^as these.
And also ensures both comfort and ease.
How does that make you feel?
When you're next on the market ready to buy,
A good suit of Delpark you surely should try.
Be in the class with the best dressed guy
And see how it makes you feel.
Xext time you enter a Men's Wear Shop,
Say to the salesman—"Say, look a' here pop,
Show me some Underwear—'Dplpark,' old top."
That's how it'll make you feel.
Some more information which you may need:
An' take it from us, this dope you should heed—
Buy Forsyth of Shirt fame, Delpark's Guaranteed,
And see how it mak»8 you feel.
PHONE   134
case, on Comox I.nke. $5.00 reward
on returning to H. Hideout nt the
Lake or at Canadian Collieries Olllce.
sign, on Courtenay Road, near tlie
slaughterhouse,  Thursday  evening.
■Suitable  reward.    Notify  Box  278.
Cash or terms. Apply to B. Pearse,
running order. Apply P. 0. Box
106, Cumberland. 3-30
Easy terms. For particulars see T.
E. Late. Phone 31.
with throe-room dwelling, ham
i-iirfffct* and oiner buildings; one and
a halt miles from Cumborland.
Price reasonable. Apply A. R Wesley, Cumberland, B. C.
" at prices from $560 to J1200. T. E.
Bate. Phone 31.
'adhering I We Want to Know
home cheap? It so, see T. ^E. Bate.
Phone 81.
a pernio lanl representative (either
Bex i, for the "British Columbia
Monthly," now entering tenth year
as the Social, Educational, Literary
and Religious Magazine o( the Canadian Wi"-!, Independent ol party,
sect or fnotlon. Substantial commissions; renewal premiums. Address,
ment inning experience and references, Manager, B. ('. M.. 1100 Bute
Street, Vancouver, B. ('.
If the United States is not deliberately planning for an open rupture
and a possible war with Japan, they
are making a pretty poor fist of it
diplomatically. For years, and particularly since 1S9S, when tlie L'nited
States entered the Pacific by acquiring
the Eastern possessions of Spain, there
has been a great deal of covert hostility shown, particularly on the paVt
of W. R. Hearst and the people of that
stripe, the flame being added to periodically by legislation adverse to the
Japanese placed on the statute books
of California, where the Japs are regarded with open hostility, chiefly because of their business-like qualities
and capacity for hard work. The yellow man is the busy bee of tbe Pacific,
and given equal chances with the white
will more than keep his end up.
Tlie Legislature of the State of California has now passed a bill which
will make it practically impossible for
a Japanese to acquire by purchase or
lease any laud within its jurisdiction.
This bill will shortly go before the
people of that State for a referendum
vote and no doubt will eventually he-
jcome law.
in political circles It is thought that
this last action of California, heaped
as it is on top of other unfriendly
legislation passed by that State, will
eventually lead to the breaking off of
diplomatic relations between the two
countries, and from that to war is but
,a step, The antipathy against the
Japanese on this continent arises from
a dozen sources. Their inability to
assimilate with other people, their
isolation into communities; aud their
religious, or lack of religious belief,
Iare among the many causes.—Saturday
1. Who is responsible for tbe black
eye?   It looks suggestive—Canoe tell?
2. Why Royston was disturbed by
the shrill* blast of a baby Overland at
4 a.m. There's some kick In that, and
3. Why our gossips baver/etreated
somewhat this week? Maybe a better
advance next.
4. Why everyone ate eggs on the
Hy Sunday morning? A little dirt now
ud then Is relished by tbe best of
6. Who sings, "I never knew I had
a heart till it began to break!" No,
no, not Caruso!
7. Who were tbe Cumberland
.'ladies" (?) who polluted tbe water in
the dam on Sunday?
5. Why is along short man wearing a long grin this week? Enquire
at the Maternity Ward iu the hospital.
9. Why there are so many married
bachelors in town this week? Is it
wives' vacation week?
10. Who was the bird walking down
town Saturday last with nice white
shyes, straw hat, overcoat and umbrella? Evidently doesn't trust our
nice climate.
11. Who comprised the four-in-
hand on the Cross Roads Wednesday
night?    _   .
12. Why Capt. .Mortimer's ofllcinl
residence is being all dolled up so
.Mrs. Hanks: "I always have a little
siesta alter lunch, aud find it so re**1
.Mrs. Prim: "So I've heard, but my
husband never allows a drop of anything like that in the house."
Cumberland—will buy, lease or rent
suitable place; immediate. Address,
11.11.0., c-0 Islander.
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Phone 116
Sand used in glass manufacture
imre white.
Try one of Henderson's
Special Banana
We make our own Ice Cream
anil claim il 10 lie the best on tlie
[Bland. We get the cream fresh
from the farm every dny.
Tobacco Is a dirty weed,
1 like it.
It satisfies no normal need,
I like It.
It makes you thin, it makes you lean,
It takes the hair right off your bean,
It's thc dnrndest stuff I've ever seen',
I like it.
A soft shirt Is a social break,
1 tike it.
It satisfies no parlor snake,
I like It.
It's soft within, It's soft outside,
it doesn't scratch or tear your hide,
It lets your Adam's apple slide,
1 like It.
'Oh, spelling Is a heinous crime,
I like it.
It really doesn't gain much time,
I like It.
Tlie coppers cuss and loudly swear,
The judges tell me to beware,
I Hut when tbe road Is clear and fair—
I like it.
Personal Mention
Mr. H. S. Fleming, President of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd.,
left for Victoria on Monday morning.
»   *   *
Archdeacon H. A. Colllsson of
Comox will be absent from thc district
tor two weeks in August, visiting his
father at Kiucolitb, on thc Naas River.
Archdeacon Collisson, Sr., is one of
ihe veteran Missionaries of tlie Pacific
Coast, commencing his work at a time
when   the   natives   were   still   head
* *   *
Miss Booth, District Traffic Supervisor of the £. C. Telephone Co., was
in town this week on hor usual visit
of inspection.
* •   *
Mrs. Thomas Hlckson arrived back
on Saturday, accompanied by her sister, .Mrs. John Langham, who will remain for a few weeks in Cumberland.
* *   *
Dr. J. Briggs, M.C., of Victoria, accompanied by hifl wife, arrived in town
on Tuesday, and are the glials of Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Bunbury. Dr. and -Mrs.
Briggs are making a motor tour of
Vancouver Island.
* *    *
.Mrs. John Somefville of Roundup,
Montana, arrived on Mondoy on a
visit to friends in this city.
* *   *
Miss L. Brocklebank left for Victoria on Monday morning.
* *   *
.Miss Nettie Robertson left on Thursday on a vacation to Vancouver and
* *   ♦
Miss M. Bannerman left for Vancouver on Thursday, where she will
spend a short vacation.
* *   *
.Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mackintosh returned on Sunday from Portland,
where they have been spending the
past two weeks.
* *    *
Thn Misses McFadyen returned from
Victoria on Sunday.
* *   *
.Miss Lois Peacey arrived from Victoria ou Sunday. While in town she
will be the guest of the Misses McFadyen.
* *   *
Miss J. McDonald arrived in town
Tuesday and is the guest of .Miss Hilda
* *   *
Mr. A. Brown returned from Vancouver Friday**
* *   *
Mrs. James Dick and son left for
Alberni Sunday.-
* *   *
Mrs. Bickerton arrived in town this
week on a visit to her mother, Mrs. C.
* *   *
Miss E. King left on a short vacation Friday,
* *   *
Mr. .Macdonald, the genial barber,
returned Friday from a trip to Vancouver. Mr. Macdonald had the misfortune to cut his thumb severely with
a razor and had to take a vacation,
* *   *
Capt.   .Mortimer,  of   the   Provincial
Police, who has been engaged this
week in the hunt for the lawbreaker
who Is supposed to be in hiding near
Parksville, returned to town yesterday and left again last night.
ECONOMY—In Pints, Quarts and Half-Gallons.
KERR'S SELF-SEALING—In Pints and Quarts.
MASON WIDE MOUTH—In Pints and Quarts.
MASON GEM—In Pints and Quarts.
PERFECT SEAL—In Pints and Quarts.
Also Rubber Rings, Caps and Lids
It only costs you 4 cents per quart for sugar to preserve
the fruit.
PEACHES      .
and Preserving
Simon Leiser & Co.
Phone 38.
Boom Camp Dance
Great Success
Nearly   One   Thousand   People
Attend. Dance Given By the
Comox Logging Co.
To the question, "How old Is Niagara
Fulls?" geologists have returned replies varying by tens ot thousands ot
years. At first It was estimated that
the Niagara River came into existence
through changes In the level ot the
land around the Great Lakes about
55,000 years ago. Later, tills was reduced to only 12,000. Lyell increased
the estimate again to :i.rj,000 years and
still later other scientists reduced it
to about 0,000 years. At one period
It appears many thousands of years
ago, the height of the falls was 420
The temperance reformer wa» justly-
proud of having converted the biggest
drunkard ln town and induced hint-
he was the local gravedigger—to got
up on the platform and testify. This
is how he did it: .
"My friends," he said, "I. never
thocht to stand upon this platform
with the mayor on one side of me and
the toon clerk on tlie 'ither side of me.
I never thocht to tell ye that for a
whole month I've not touched a drop
of anything. I've saved enough to buy
me a braw oak coffin wl' brass handles
and brass nails, nnd if I'm a teetotaler
for another month I shall be wantin'
Hub: "My dear, isn't that dress a
trifle extreme?"
Wife: "This dress, darling? Why, I
put this on merely that you may become accustomed to the one I am having made."
One of the biggest aud most successful dances held in this district took
place on Saturday night Jast, when the
Comox Logging and Hallway Co. gave
a dance on the occasion of the opening of the new bunkhouse at the Boom
Camp. It is estimated that upwards
of a thousand people were on the
grounds. Visitors came from, points
as far away as Campbell River and
Union Bay. A large crowd of dancers
went from Cumberland, many attending the usunl Saturday night dance at
the Ilo-llo first. The festivities lasted
well on into Sunday morning, the last
cars pulling out in daylight.
Both rooms ot tlie new bunkhouse
were packed and jammed with dancing
folk, who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Large quantities of refreshments and ice cream were on supply.
Little's Jazz Band provided the
Thc bunkhouse stands right on tlie
shore near Koyston and commands.a
line view of Comox  Harbor ami the
niouiiluius of the Mainland. The bulld-
ing Is 120 long by 22 feet wide and has
a concrete basement. In the basement is tlie central heating plant for
the whole building. The entrance is
In the centre of the building and there
is" a wide verandah. Each of the two
sleeping rooms will take sixteen beds
and there is a window for each bed.
There is also hot and cold water provided and well-equipped showers.
As the 'bus passed tho statue ot
George III. In Fall Mall, the-American
passenger asked the conductir, "Say,
who's that, anyhow?"
"That's George III.," replied the
conductor. "It took six mouths to put
UP" «,
"Wal, I guess we'd erected him In
six days," said tiie Yank, scornfully.
A minute later enme another question, "What's that monument, conductor?"
"That's Nelson's column' Took two
years to build."
To which the Yank replied, "Gee!
We'd have done it in as many weeks."
Presently, as the 'bus was passing
St. Paul's, "What's that ancient edifice? How long did it take-to build
The conductor, fed up by now, said
briefly: "Can't say, sir. Didn't notice
it here when I passed this morning."
A mosquito has 22 teeth.
Are You Happv ?
There are things that make us happy,
There are things that make us blue,
There are Ihings that satisfy our hunger,
As no other things can do.
There are things that gratify our longings
From a sandwich to a good hambone,
But the thing that is most like heaven
Is that good "McKenzie" Ice Cream Cone!


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